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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922195/the-neuropeptide-cortistatin-attenuates-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis-via-inhibition-of-cardiomyogenic-t-cell-driven-inflammatory-responses
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Virginia Delgado-Maroto, Clara P Falo, Irene Forte-Lago, Norma Adan, Maria Morell, Elena Maganto-Garcia, Gema Robledo, Francisco O'Valle, Andrew H Lichtman, Elena Gonzalez-Rey, Mario Delgado
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Myocarditis is an inflammatory and autoimmune cardiovascular disease that causes dilated myocardiopathy and is responsible of high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cortistatin is a neuropeptide produced by neurons and cells of immune and vascular systems. Besides its action in locomotor activity and sleep, cortistatin inhibits inflammation in different experimental models of autoimmune diseases. However, its role in inflammatory cardiovascular disorders is unexplored...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914157/-prevalence-of-dental-caries-in-type-1-diabetic-patients-treated-with-insulin-pump
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Rosana Garcia, Ana Coelho, Anabela Paula, Manuel Marques Ferreira, Francisco Caramelo, Luísa Barros, Carla Batista, Miguel Melo, Mário Jorge Silva, Eunice Carrilho
INTRODUCTION: Type 1 diabetes mellitus and oral health are strictly related on a reciprocal basis, and an increased susceptibility to a wide variety of oral diseases is recognised in these patients. The aim of the present study was to establish a relationship between the prevalence of dental caries in Type 1 diabetic patients treated with insulin pump and that of non-diabetic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational clinical study of analytical and cross-sectional nature was conducted...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910224/separating-and-identifying-the-four-stereoisomers-of-methyl-jasmonate-by-rp-hplc-and-using-cyclodextrins-in-a-novel-way
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Adrián Matencio, Mario J Bermejo-Gimeno, Francisco García-Carmona, José Manuel López-Nicolás
INTRODUCTION: Several authors have reported on the different bioactivities of methyl jasmonate (MeJA) stereoisomers. However, no simple, precise and cheap method for separating and identifying them using reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) has been developed. OBJECTIVE: (1) To create a simple, precise and cheap method for separating and identifying the four stereoisomers present in commercial racemic mixtures of MeJA and (2) to identify the four stereoisomers using molecular docking techniques and coinjection...
December 2, 2016: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908311/obesity-decreases-clinical-efficacy-and-levels-of-adalimumab-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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José Rosas, Francisca Llinares-Tello, José Miguel Senabre-Gallego, Xavier Barber-Vallés, Gregorio Santos-Soler, Esteban Salas-Heredia, Ana Pons Bas, Catalina Cano Pérez, Mario García-Carrasco
OBJECTIVES: Obesity can be a factor that affects response to anti-TNF drugs. However, studies on patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are rare. We aimed to determine whether obesity affects serum levels of adalimumab (ADL), and immunogenicity and clinical efficacy of the drug in patients with AS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study on 57 patients with axial AS receiving ADL was conducted. They received DMARD per standard of care at their rheumatologist's discretion...
November 13, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900467/what-makes-a-smiling-face-look-happy-visual-saliency-distinctiveness-and-affect
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Manuel G Calvo, Aida Gutiérrez-García, Mario Del Líbano
We investigated the relative contribution of (a) perceptual (eyes and mouth visual saliency), (b) conceptual or categorical (eye expression distinctiveness), and (c) affective (rated valence and arousal) factors, and (d) specific morphological facial features (Action Units; AUs), to the recognition of facial happiness. The face stimuli conveyed truly happy expressions with a smiling mouth and happy eyes, or blended expressions with a smile but non-happy eyes (neutral, sad, fearful, disgusted, surprised, or angry)...
November 29, 2016: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898731/reproducibility-and-validity-of-a-food-frequency-questionnaire-designed-to-assess-diet-in-children-aged-4-5-years
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Jesus Vioque, Daniel Gimenez-Monzo, Eva Maria Navarrete-Muñoz, Manuela Garcia-de-la-Hera, Sandra Gonzalez-Palacios, Marisa Rebagliato, Ferran Ballester, Mario Murcia, Carmen Iñiguez, Fernando Granado
BACKGROUND: The food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) is the most efficient and cost-effective method to investigate the relationship between usual diet and disease in epidemiologic studies. Although FFQs have been validated in many adult populations worldwide, the number of valid FFQ in preschool children is very scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility and validity of a semi-quantitative FFQ designed for children aged 4 to 5 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we have included 169 children aged 4-5 years from the INMA project in Valencia, a population-based prospective cohort study of mothers and children in Spain...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896029/biology-of-tiny-animals-three-new-species-of-minute-salamanders-plethodontidae-thorius-from-oaxaca-mexico
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Gabriela Parra-Olea, Sean M Rovito, Mario García-París, Jessica A Maisano, David B Wake, James Hanken
We describe three new species of minute salamanders, genus Thorius, from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico. Until now only a single species, T. minutissimus, has been reported from this region, although molecular data have long shown extensive genetic differentiation among geographically disjunct populations. Adult Thorius pinicola sp. nov., T. longicaudus sp. nov., and T. tlaxiacus sp. nov. are larger than T. minutissimus and possess elliptical rather than oval nostrils; T. pinicola and T. longicaudus also have longer tails...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895906/respiratory-distress-associated-with-heterotopic-gastrointestinal-cysts-of-the-oral-cavity-a-case-report
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Marco Antonio Méndez Sáenz, Mario de Jesús Villegas González, Marco A Ponce Camacho, Lucia M Cavazos Cavazos, Bárbara Sáenz Ibarra, Blanca I Esquivel García, José Luis Treviño González
Heterotopic gastrointestinal cysts of the oral cavity are benign lesions usually discovered during infancy. Their pathogenesis is not very clear. They are rare congenital anomalies that result from remnants of foregut-derived epithelium in the head, neck, thorax or abdomen during embryonic development. The majority of these lesions occur in the anterior ventral surface of the tongue and extend to the floor of the mouth. They are confused clinically by surgeons in cases of head and neck masses in children as ranulas, dermoid and thyroglossal cysts, and lymphangioma...
December 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894119/trajectories-and-predictors-of-allograft-dysfunction-after-renal-transplantation-in-children
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Vandréa Carla de Souza, Muriel Rabilloud, Pierre Cochat, Mario Bernardes Wagner, Clotilde Druck Garcia, Bruno Ranchin, Jean Iwaz, Luciano Selistre, Laurence Dubourg
BACKGROUND: The survival rates of renal transplant children are indeed on the rise, but it is still important to ensure that there is optimal renal function in these children in all their future growing years. The number of functioning nephrons and the graft ability to adapt to an increasing demand during body growth seem to be the most important factors for long-term allograft function. This study examined the long-term change in the glomerular filtration rate in a pediatric kidney transplant cohort and the importance of the recipient and donor ages in predicting transplant outcome...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891738/treatment-of-prurigo-nodularis-with-lenalidomide
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Lidia Ossorio-García, David Jiménez-Gallo, María Eugenia Rodríguez-Mateos, Cintia Arjona-Aguilera, Mario Linares-Barrios
Prurigo nodularis (PN) is an intensely pruriginous dermatological disorder whose treatment is challenging for dermatologists. It is characterized by eruptions of papules and hyperkeratotic nodules, some of which are eroded, on the extensor surfaces of the limbs. The most commonly used treatments for this condition are oral antihistamines and topical or systemic steroids. Thalidomide is an effective treatment option in cases of recalcitrant PN; however, its most frequent adverse effect is neurotoxicity, which often results in its discontinuation...
November 28, 2016: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882603/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-cell-population-derived-from-a-dentigerous-cyst
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Marcos A Muñiz-Lino, Mariana Rodríguez-Vázquez, Bibiana Chávez-Munguía, Josué Z Ortiz-García, Lorena González-López, Fidel C Hernández-Hernández, Carlos Licéaga-Escalera, Alejandro García-Muñoz, Mario A Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Dentigerous cyst occurs in approximately 20% of jaw cysts, being the second major common odontogenic cyst, after radicular cyst. This oral lesion has the ability to destroy maxillary bones and could be the origin of several odontogenic tumors. However, molecules implicated in its pathogenesis as well as those involved in its neoplastic transformation remain unknown. Here, we established a cell population derived from a dentigerous cyst as an in vitro model for the study of this oral lesion...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881490/new-micellar-electrokinetic-chromatographic-method-for-analyzing-idebenone-in-pediatric-formulations
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Mario Contin, Fabián Buontempo, Cristian García Becerra, Cecilia Dobrecky, Silvia Lucangioli, Valeria Tripodi
A novel, simple and reliable method based on micellar electrokinetic chromatography with ultraviolet detection was developed to analyze idebenone in a pediatric formulation. Idebenone is a synthetic short chain benzoquinone that acts as an electron carrier in the mitochondrial electron transport chain facilitating the production of adenosine triphosphate. It can be found in two different redox states that differ in their physiological properties. Idebenone has been investigated as a treatment in several neurological disorders like Friedreich's ataxia, Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy, mitochondrial encephalomyopathies and senile dementia...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878214/lethal-and-sublethal-effects-of-essential-oil-of-lippia-sidoides-verbenaceae-and-monoterpenes-on-chagas-disease-vector-rhodnius-prolixus
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Marcela B Figueiredo, Geovany A Gomes, Jayme M Santangelo, Emerson G Pontes, Patricia Azambuja, Elói S Garcia, Mário G de Carvalho
The aim of this study was to identify the composition of the essential oil from leaves of Lippia sidoides (EOLS), a typical shrub commonly found in the dry northeast of Brazil, popularly known as "alecrim-pimenta". Additionally, we investigated the nymphicidal, ovicidal, phagoinhibitory and excretion effects of EOLS, its major constituent thymol and its isomer carvacrol, on fourth instar nymphs and eggs of Rhodnius prolixus, the Chagas' disease vector. The nymphicidal and ovicidal activity of thymol, carvacrol, and EOLS was assessed by tests using impregnated Petri dishes...
November 21, 2016: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870574/evaluation-of-bgj398-a-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-3-kinase-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-harboring-genetic-alterations-in-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptors-results-of-a-global-phase-i-dose-escalation-and-dose-expansion-study
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Lucia Nogova, Lecia V Sequist, Jose Manuel Perez Garcia, Fabrice Andre, Jean-Pierre Delord, Manuel Hidalgo, Jan H M Schellens, Philippe A Cassier, D Ross Camidge, Martin Schuler, Ulka Vaishampayan, Howard Burris, G Gary Tian, Mario Campone, Zev A Wainberg, Wan-Teck Lim, Patricia LoRusso, Geoffrey I Shapiro, Katie Parker, Xueying Chen, Somesh Choudhury, Francois Ringeisen, Diana Graus-Porta, Dale Porter, Randi Isaacs, Reinhard Buettner, Jürgen Wolf
Purpose This two-part, first-in-human study was initiated in patients with advanced solid tumors harboring genetic alterations in fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), the recommended phase II dose (RP2D), and the schedule, safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and antitumor activity of oral BGJ398, a selective FGFR1-3 tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Patients and Methods Adult patients were treated with escalating dosages of BGJ398 5 to 150 mg once daily or 50 mg twice daily continuously in 28-day cycles...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864665/risk-factors-for-bacteremia-in-urinary-tract-infections-attended-in-the-emergency-department
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Antonio Lalueza, Leticia Sanz-Trepiana, Noé Bermejo, Beatriz Yaiza, Alejandra Morales-Cartagena, María Espinosa, Rita García-Jiménez, Olga Jiménez-Rodríguez, Beatriz Ponce, David Lora, María Ángeles Orellana, Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Santiago Bermejo, José María Aguado
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common in emergency departments (ED), and at least 15% of them are bacteremic. However, there are few data on how to predict which patients are at high risk of developing bacteremic UTI (b-UTI). We performed a retrospective observational cohort study including patients diagnosed with UTI who were admitted to the ED of a tertiary-care hospital in Spain. We included only those patients in whom blood cultures were performed. A nomogram for b-UTI was developed as visualizations of a logistic regression model...
November 18, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864607/computed-tomography-versus-invasive-coronary-angiography-design-and-methods-of-the-pragmatic-randomised-multicentre-discharge-trial
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Adriane E Napp, Robert Haase, Michael Laule, Georg M Schuetz, Matthias Rief, Henryk Dreger, Gudrun Feuchtner, Guy Friedrich, Miloslav Špaček, Vojtěch Suchánek, Klaus Fuglsang Kofoed, Thomas Engstroem, Stephen Schroeder, Tanja Drosch, Matthias Gutberlet, Michael Woinke, Pál Maurovich-Horvat, Béla Merkely, Patrick Donnelly, Peter Ball, Jonathan D Dodd, Martin Quinn, Luca Saba, Maurizio Porcu, Marco Francone, Massimo Mancone, Andrejs Erglis, Ligita Zvaigzne, Antanas Jankauskas, Gintare Sakalyte, Tomasz Harań, Malgorzata Ilnicka-Suckiel, Nuno Bettencourt, Vasco Gama-Ribeiro, Sebastian Condrea, Imre Benedek, Nada Čemerlić Adjić, Oto Adjić, José Rodriguez-Palomares, Bruno Garcia Del Blanco, Giles Roditi, Colin Berry, Gershan Davis, Erica Thwaite, Juhani Knuuti, Mikko Pietilä, Cezary Kępka, Mariusz Kruk, Radosav Vidakovic, Aleksandar N Neskovic, Ignacio Díez, Iñigo Lecumberri, Jacob Geleijns, Christine Kubiak, Anke Strenge-Hesse, The-Hoang Do, Felix Frömel, Iñaki Gutiérrez-Ibarluzea, Gaizka Benguria-Arrate, Hans Keiding, Christoph Katzer, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Nina Rieckmann, Mario Walther, Peter Schlattmann, Marc Dewey
OBJECTIVES: More than 3.5 million invasive coronary angiographies (ICA) are performed in Europe annually. Approximately 2 million of these invasive procedures might be reduced by noninvasive tests because no coronary intervention is performed. Computed tomography (CT) is the most accurate noninvasive test for detection and exclusion of coronary artery disease (CAD). To investigate the comparative effectiveness of CT and ICA, we designed the European pragmatic multicentre DISCHARGE trial funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union (EC-GA 603266)...
November 18, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863727/salivary-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-positively-correlates-with-esspri-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Felipe Garza-García, Guillermo Delgado-García, Mario Garza-Elizondo, Janett Riega-Torres, Luis Ángel Ceceñas-Falcón, Dionicio Galarza-Delgado
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether salivary beta-2 microglobulin (sB2M) is correlated with the ESSPRI, a patient-centred measure of symptoms, in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). METHODS: All patients completed the ESSPRI. sB2M was measured by ELISA in whole saliva. The association was explored using the Kendall's tau. A ROC curve was generated to determine the cutoff value in the sB2M with the highest level of accuracy in identifying patients with unsatisfactory symptom state (ESSPRI ≥ 5)...
November 1, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855929/physicochemical-properties-of-nixtamalized-corn-flours-with-and-without-germ
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Lineth J Vega Rojas, Isela Rojas Molina, Elsa Gutiérrez Cortez, Natalia Rincón Londoño, Andrés A Acosta Osorio, Alicia Del Real López, Mario E Rodríguez García
This research studied the influence of the germ components on the physicochemical properties of cooked corn and nixtamalized corn flours as a function of the calcium hydroxide content (from 0 to 2.1 w/w) and steeping time (between 0 and 9h). A linear relationship was found between calcium content in germ and steeping time used during nixtamalization process. X-ray diffraction analysis showed that calcium carbonate is formed into the germ structure to 2.1 w/w of calcium hydroxide and 9h steeping time. The presence of the germ improves the development of peak viscosity in flours, and it is related to the increases in calcium concentration in germ and the formation of amylose-lipid complexes...
April 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855923/impact-of-industrial-dry-milling-on-fumonisin-redistribution-in-non-transgenic-corn-in-brazil
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Jaqueline Gozzi Bordini, Mario Augusto Ono, Glauco Tironi Garcia, Victor Hugo Meconi Fazani, Édio Vizoni, Karem Caroline Bonacin Rodrigues, Elisa Yoko Hirooka, Elisabete Yurie Sataque Ono
The aim of this study was to evaluate the fate of fumonisins B1 (FB1) and B2 (FB2) during industrial dry-milling in two lots from 2014 (n=120) and 2015 (n=120) of non-transgenic corn and their fractions (germ, pericarp, endosperm, cornmeal and grits), collected from one of the major Brazilian milling industries. Fumonisins were concentrated in the germ and pericarp at a rate of 322% and 188% (lot 1) and 311% and 263% (lot 2), respectively. In the endosperm, cornmeal and grits fumonisin levels decreased from 60 to 95%...
April 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846573/a-pathogenic-role-for-t-cell-derived-il-22bp-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Penelope Pelczar, Mario Witkowski, Laura Garcia Perez, Jan Kempski, Anna G Hammel, Leonie Brockmann, Dörte Kleinschmidt, Sandra Wende, Cathleen Haueis, Tanja Bedke, Marco Witkowski, Susanne Krasemann, Stefan Steurer, Carmen J Booth, Philipp Busch, Alexandra König, Ursula Rauch, Daniel Benten, Jakob R Izbicki, Thomas Rösch, Ansgar W Lohse, Till Strowig, Nicola Gagliani, Richard A Flavell, Samuel Huber
Intestinal inflammation can impair mucosal healing, thereby establishing a vicious cycle leading to chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, the signaling networks driving chronic inflammation remain unclear. Here we report that CD4(+) T cells isolated from patients with IBD produce high levels of interleukin-22 binding protein (IL-22BP), the endogenous inhibitor of the tissue-protective cytokine IL-22. Using mouse models, we demonstrate that IBD development requires T cell-derived IL-22BP. Lastly, intestinal CD4(+) T cells isolated from IBD patients responsive to treatment with antibodies against tumor necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF-α), the most effective known IBD therapy, exhibited reduced amounts of IL-22BP expression but still expressed IL-22...
October 21, 2016: Science
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