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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334663/acute-toxicity-screening-of-different-extractions-components-and-constituents-of-polygonum-multiflorum-thunb-on-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryos-in-vivo
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Jian-Bo Yang, Wan-Fang Li, Yue Liu, Qi Wang, Xian-Long Cheng, Feng Wei, Ai-Guo Wang, Hong-Tao Jin, Shuang-Cheng Ma
Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. has been used widely in East Asia in treatment of diseases associated with aging. However, there are many reports referred to the toxicity of P. multiflorum, especially for liver adverse reactions. The toxicity of it is caused by over dosage or by the herb itself remains unclear. The aim of this study was to study the toxicity of different extractions, components and constituents of P. multiflorum, which were assessed in zebrafish embryos. Firstly, the difference of extracting solvent to the toxicity of P...
January 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334652/insight-into-the-expression-variation-of-metal-responsive-genes-in-the-seedling-of-date-palm-phoenix-dactylifera
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Zayneb Chaâbene, Agnieszka Rorat, Imen Rekik Hakim, Fabien Bernard, Grubb C Douglas, Amine Elleuch, Franck Vandenbulcke, Hafedh Mejdoub
Phytochelatin synthase and metallothionein gene expressions were monitored via qPCR in order to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in Cd and Cr detoxification in date palm (Phoenix dactylifera). A specific reference gene validation procedure using BestKeeper, NormFinder and geNorm programs allowed selection of the three most stable reference genes in a context of Cd or Cr contamination among six reference gene candidates, namely elongation factor α1, actin, aldehyde dehydrogenase, SAND family, tubulin 6 and TaTa box binding protein...
December 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334651/effects-of-perinatal-fluoride-exposure-on-the-expressions-of-mir-124-and-mir-132-in-hippocampus-of-mouse-pups
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Jixiang Wang, Yuliang Zhang, Zhenzhen Guo, Rui Li, Xingchen Xue, Zilong Sun, Ruiyan Niu
To investigate the effects of perinatal fluoride exposure on learning and memory ability of mouse offspring, ICR female mice were received different doses of sodium fluoride (0, 25, 50, 100 mg/L NaF) from pregnant day 7 to lactational day 21. Pups were exposed to fluoride through the cord blood and breast milk. Open field test showed that compared to the control group, perinatal fluoride exposure significantly decreased the number of entries into the center zone in 100 mg/L NaF group. In the eight-arm maze test, the number of working memory errors, reference memory errors, and the total arm entries were significantly increased in fluoride treatment groups, compared to the control group...
January 8, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334639/vestibular-schwannoma-and-hearing-preservation-usefulness-of-level-specific-ce-chirp-abr-monitoring-a-retrospective-study-on-25-cases-with-preoperative-socially-useful-hearing
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Luciano Mastronardi, Ettore Di Scipio, Guglielmo Cacciotti, Raffaelino Roperto
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Decision-making regarding the therapy of vestibular schwannoma (VS) changed over the last decades, during which curative microsurgery has been promoted. Goals of VS microsurgery are: extensive resection, facial nerve (FN) preservation and, in selected cases, hearing preservation (HP). The aim of this study is to evaluate postoperative HP with reference to tumor size in patients operated on with Level Specific (LS)-CE-Chirp® ABR monitoring. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twentyfive consecutive patients with socially useful hearing (SUH) underwent VS microneurosurgery by retrosigmoid (RS) approach...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334524/leveraging-linkage-of-cohort-studies-with-administrative-claims-data-to-identify-individuals-with-cancer
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Mackenzie R Bronson, Nirav S Kapadia, Andrea M Austin, Qianfei Wang, Diane Feskanich, Julie P W Bynum, Francine Grodstein, Anna N A Tosteson
BACKGROUND: In an effort to overcome quality and cost constraints inherent in population-based research, diverse data sources are increasingly being combined. In this paper, we describe the performance of a Medicare claims-based incident cancer identification algorithm in comparison with observational cohort data from the Nurses' Health Study (NHS). METHODS: NHS-Medicare linked participants' claims data were analyzed using 4 versions of a cancer identification algorithm across 3 cancer sites (breast, colorectal, and lung)...
January 12, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334475/abandonment-of-assistive-products-assessing-abandonment-levels-and-factors-that-impact-on-it
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André T Sugawara, Vinícius D Ramos, Fábio M Alfieri, Linamara R Battistella
PURPOSE: To investigate the levels and factors that influence the abandonment of assistive products by users of a local reference rehabilitation center. METHODS: This observational study involved users who received services and assistive products provided by our center of rehabilitation. Users were identified using the records of the center and their responses about the abandonment were collected through face-to-face interviews. RESULTS: The abandonment level of assistive products was 19...
January 15, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334459/development-of-charmm-compatible-force-field-parameters-for-cobalamin-and-related-cofactors-from-quantum-mechanical-calculations
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Anna Pavlova, Jerry M Parks, James C Gumbart
Corrinoid cofactors such as cobalamin are used by many enzymes and are essential for most living organisms. Therefore, there is broad interest in investigating cobalamin-protein interactions with molecular dynamics simulations. Previously developed parameters for cobalamins are based mainly on crystal structure data. Here, we report CHARMM-compatible force field parameters for several corrinoids developed from quantum mechanical calculations. We provide parameters for corrinoids in three oxidation states, Co3+, Co2+ and Co1+, and with various axial ligands...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334401/unearthing-belowground-bud-banks-in-fire-prone-ecosystems
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Juli G Pausas, Byron B Lamont, Susana Paula, Beatriz Appezzato-da-Glória, Alessandra Fidelis
Despite long-time awareness of the importance of the location of buds in plant biology, research on belowground bud banks has been scant. Terms such as lignotuber, xylopodium and sobole, all referring to belowground bud-bearing structures, are used inconsistently in the literature. Because soil efficiently insulates meristems from the heat of fire, concealing buds below ground provides fitness benefits in fire-prone ecosystems. Thus, in these ecosystems, there is a remarkable diversity of bud-bearing structures...
January 15, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334373/prevention-of-tuberculosis-in-rhesus-macaques-by-a-cytomegalovirus-based-vaccine
#9
Scott G Hansen, Daniel E Zak, Guangwu Xu, Julia C Ford, Emily E Marshall, Daniel Malouli, Roxanne M Gilbride, Colette M Hughes, Abigail B Ventura, Emily Ainslie, Kurt T Randall, Andrea N Selseth, Parker Rundstrom, Lauren Herlache, Matthew S Lewis, Haesun Park, Shannon L Planer, John M Turner, Miranda Fischer, Christina Armstrong, Robert C Zweig, Joseph Valvo, Jackie M Braun, Smitha Shankar, Lenette Lu, Andrew W Sylwester, Alfred W Legasse, Martin Messerle, Michael A Jarvis, Lynn M Amon, Alan Aderem, Galit Alter, Dominick J Laddy, Michele Stone, Aurelio Bonavia, Thomas G Evans, Michael K Axthelm, Klaus Früh, Paul T Edlefsen, Louis J Picker
Despite widespread use of the bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of global mortality from a single infectious agent (Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mtb). Here, over two independent Mtb challenge studies, we demonstrate that subcutaneous vaccination of rhesus macaques (RMs) with rhesus cytomegalovirus vectors encoding Mtb antigen inserts (hereafter referred to as RhCMV/TB)-which elicit and maintain highly effector-differentiated, circulating and tissue-resident Mtb-specific CD4+ and CD8+ memory T cell responses-can reduce the overall (pulmonary and extrapulmonary) extent of Mtb infection and disease by 68%, as compared to that in unvaccinated controls, after intrabronchial challenge with the Erdman strain of Mtb at ∼1 year after the first vaccination...
January 15, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334343/breast-milk-iodine-concentrations-and-iodine-levels-of-infants-according-to-the-iodine-status-of-the-country-of-residence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pantea Nazeri, Ali Kabir, Hosein Dalili, Parvin Mirmiran, Fereidoun Azizi
BACKGROUND: Iodine, an essential micronutrient, plays a critical role in normal growth and development, especially during the first two years of life. This systematic review and meta-analysis is among the first to evaluate breast-milk iodine concentrations and infant iodine status in countries characterized by iodine sufficiency or deficiency. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, and other relevant databases, as well as reference lists of previous reviews, were searched for relevant studies published between 1986 and 2016...
January 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334334/mortality-after-endovascular-treatment-of-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-the-newer-the-better
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Aspasia Tzani, Ilias P Doulamis, Ioannis Katsaros, Eirini Martinou, Dimitrios Schizas, Konstantinos P Economopoulos
Although endovascular repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR) presents a delicate alternative treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) with lower perioperative mortality, its long-term efficacy remains a matter of concern. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the currently reported mortality evidence after EVAR and to examine the possible effect of aneurysm status and the study period on mortality rates. The PubMed and Cochrane bibliographical databases were thoroughly searched for studies reporting on more than 1 000 patients with non-ruptured or ruptured infrarenal AAA, treated with EVAR from August 1991 to September 2016...
January 15, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334226/ethnic-youth-and-sexual-identity-the-role-of-clinical-and-social-support-for-double-minorities
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Nicole Wong, David B Menkes
OBJECTIVES: Sexual-minority youth exhibit increased rates of psychiatric morbidity, subject to various social factors. We examine the impact of ethnicity and culture on these phenomena, with particular reference to Asian youth living in Western societies. CONCLUSIONS: Youth from minority ethnic groups who do not identify with their native gender and/or who are not exclusively heterosexual are known as 'double minorities'. Available evidence suggests that such individuals are at particularly increased risk of depression and suicide, but that this may be mitigated by social support...
January 1, 2018: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334214/quality-of-life-and-its-influencing-factors-of-couples-referred-to-an-infertility-center-in-shiraz-iran
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Bahia Namavar Jahromi, Mahsa Mansouri, Sedighe Forouhari, Tahere Poordast, Alireza Salehi
In this article which was published in Int J Fertil Steril, Vol 11, No 4, Jan-Mar 2018, on pages 293-297, the "Duration of tducation (male)" was misspelled in Table 1. The corrected one is "Duration of education (male)". In the sentence "These differences might be related to the use of a fertility-specific instrument (FertiQoL) in the study by Huppelschoten et al. (23) and the current study compared to the general QoL assessment instrument by Chachamovich et al. (24) and Rashidi et al. (15)." Which was at the page of 296 in the discussion section, the word "generic" was corrected in to "general"...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334213/conservative-management-of-ovarian-fibroma-in-a-case-of-gorlin-goltz-syndrome-comorbid-with-endometriosis
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Sepideh Khodaverdi, Leila Nazari, Abolfazl Mehdizadeh-Kashi, Mansoureh Vahdat, Samaneh Rokhgireh, Ali Farbod, Banafsheh Tajbakhsh
Ovarian fibromas are the most common benign solid ovarian tumors, which are often difficult to diagnose preoperatively. Ovarian fibromas, especially in bilateral cases, may be cases of Gorlin-Goltz syndrome (GGS), a rare autosomal dominant disorder with predisposition to basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and other various benign and malignant tumors. This case report describes a 25 year-old female with GGS, bilateral ovarian fibroma, endometriosis and septated uterus, which was referred to the Gynecology Clinic of Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital in October 2016...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334203/modeling-in-vitro-fertilization-data-considering-multiple-outcomes-observed-among-iranian-infertile-women
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Azadeh Ghaheri, Aliakbar Rasekhi, Reza Omani Samani, Ebrahim Hajizadeh
Background: Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles should successfully go through multiple points during the procedure (i.e., implantation, clinical pregnancy, no spontaneous abortion and delivery) to achieve live births. In this study, data from multiple cycles and multiple points during the IVF cycle are collected for each individual to model the effects of factors associated with success at different stages of IVF cycles in Iranian infertile women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This historical cohort study includes 996 assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles of 511 infertile women...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334181/donor-variability-in-growth-kinetics-of-healthy-hmscs-using-manual-processing-considerations-for-manufacture-of-cell-therapies
#16
Giulia Detela, Owen W Bain, Hae-Won Kim, David J Williams, Chris Mason, Anthony Mathur, Ivan B Wall
Human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) are excellent candidates for cell therapy but their expansion to desired clinical quantities can be compromised by ex vivo processing, due to differences between donor material and process variation. The aim of this article was to characterize growth kinetics of healthy baseline "reference" hMSCs using typical manual processing. Bone-marrow derived hMSCs from ten donors were isolated based on plastic adherence, expanded and analyzed for their growth kinetics until passage 4...
January 15, 2018: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334088/chemically-accurate-adsorption-energies-for-methane-and-ethane-monolayers-on-the-mgo-001-surface
#17
Maristella Alessio, Florian A Bischoff, Joachim Sauer
A hybrid QM:QM method that combines MP2 as high-level method on cluster models with density functional theory (PBE+D2) as low-level method on periodic models is applied to adsorption of methane and ethane on the MgO(001) surface for which reliable experimental desorption enthalpies are available. Two coverages are considered, monolayer (every second Mg2+ ion occupied) and one quarter coverage (one of eight Mg2+ ions occupied). Structure optimizations are performed at the hybrid MP2:(PBE+D2) level, with the MP2 energies and forces counterpoise corrected for basis set superposition error and extrapolated to the complete basis set limit...
January 15, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334043/a-tribute-to-james-parkinson
#18
André Parent
Exactly 200 years ago, the London surgeon-apothecary James Parkinson (1755-1824) published a 66-page-long booklet entitled An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, which contains the first clear clinical description of the shaking palsy or paralysis agitans, which we now refer to as Parkinson's disease. However, the value of this essay was not fully recognized during Parkinson's lifetime, which spanned the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars. James Parkinson was one of the most singular figures of his time and place...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333991/evaluation-of-a-portable-gas-chromatograph-with-photoionization-detector-under-variations-of-voc-concentration-temperature-and-relative-humidity
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Jhy-Charm Soo, Eun Gyung Lee, Ryan F LeBouf, Michael L Kashon, William Chisholm, Martin Harper
The objective of this present study was to evaluate the performance of a portable gas chromatograph ─ photoionization detector (GC-PID), under various test conditions to determine if it could be used in occupational settings. A mixture of seven volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - acetone, ethylbenzene, methyl isobutyl ketone, toluene, m-xylene, p-xylene, and o-xylene - was selected because its components are commonly present in paint manufacturing industries. A full-factorial combination of four concentration levels (exposure scenarios) of VOC mixtures, three different temperatures (25˚C, 30˚C, and 35˚C), and three relative humidities (RHs; 25%, 50%, and 75%) was conducted in a full- size controlled environmental chamber...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333944/mir-155-promotes-uveal-melanoma-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-by-regulating-ndfip1-expression
#20
Jing Peng, Honglei Liu, Cuihong Liu
MicroRNAs refer to small RNA molecules that destroy the messenger RNA by binding on them inhibiting the production of protein. However, the role of miR-155 in uveal melanoma metastasis remains largely unknown. In this study, we found that miR-155 was upregulated in both uveal melanoma cells and tissues. Transfection of miR-155 mimic into uveal melanoma cells led to an increase in cell growth and invasion; in contrast, inhibition of miR-155 resulted in opposite effects. Also, we identified Nedd4-family interacting protein 1 as a direct target of miR-155, and the expression of Nedd4-family interacting protein 1 was inhibited by miR-155...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
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