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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144009/immobilization-of-superoxide-dismutase-on-polyelectrolyte-functionalized-titania-nanosheets
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Paul Rouster, Marko Pavlovic, Istvan Szilagyi
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme was successfully immobilized on titania nanosheets (TNS) functionalized with poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDADMAC) polyelectrolyte. The TNS-PDADMAC solid support was prepared by hydrothermal synthesis followed by self-assembled polyelectrolyte layer formation. It was found that the SOD strongly adsorbed on the oppositely charged TNS-PDADMAC through electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions. The TNS-PDADMAC-SOD material was characterized by light scattering and microscopy techniques...
November 16, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143823/salt-responsive-gut-commensal-modulates-th17-axis-and-disease
#2
Nicola Wilck, Mariana G Matus, Sean M Kearney, Scott W Olesen, Kristoffer Forslund, Hendrik Bartolomaeus, Stefanie Haase, Anja Mähler, András Balogh, Lajos Markó, Olga Vvedenskaya, Friedrich H Kleiner, Dmitry Tsvetkov, Lars Klug, Paul I Costea, Shinichi Sunagawa, Lisa Maier, Natalia Rakova, Valentin Schatz, Patrick Neubert, Christian Frätzer, Alexander Krannich, Maik Gollasch, Diana A Grohme, Beatriz F Côrte-Real, Roman G Gerlach, Marijana Basic, Athanasios Typas, Chuan Wu, Jens M Titze, Jonathan Jantsch, Michael Boschmann, Ralf Dechend, Markus Kleinewietfeld, Stefan Kempa, Peer Bork, Ralf A Linker, Eric J Alm, Dominik N Müller
A Western lifestyle with high salt consumption can lead to hypertension and cardiovascular disease. High salt may additionally drive autoimmunity by inducing T helper 17 (TH17) cells, which can also contribute to hypertension. Induction of TH17 cells depends on gut microbiota; however, the effect of salt on the gut microbiome is unknown. Here we show that high salt intake affects the gut microbiome in mice, particularly by depleting Lactobacillus murinus. Consequently, treatment of mice with L. murinus prevented salt-induced aggravation of actively induced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and salt-sensitive hypertension by modulating TH17 cells...
November 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142071/chromatin-histone-modifications-and-rigidity-affect-nuclear-morphology-independent-of-lamins
#3
Andrew D Stephens, Patrick Z Liu, Edward J Banigan, Luay M Almassalha, Vadim Backman, Stephen A Adam, Robert D Goldman, John F Marko
Nuclear shape and architecture influence gene localization, mechanotransduction, transcription, and cell function. Abnormal nuclear morphology and protrusions termed "blebs" are diagnostic markers for many human afflictions including heart disease, aging, progeria, and cancer. Nuclear blebs are associated with both lamin and chromatin alterations. A number of prior studies suggest that lamins dictate nuclear morphology, but the contributions of altered chromatin compaction remain unclear. We show that chromatin histone modification state dictates nuclear rigidity, and modulating it is sufficient to both induce and suppress nuclear blebs...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141778/pathophysiology-and-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-detected-after-ischemic-stroke-paradise-a-translational-integrated-and-transdisciplinary-approach
#4
Maryse Paquet, Joshua O Cerasuolo, Victoria Thorburn, Sebastian Fridman, Rasha Alsubaie, Renato D Lopes, Lauren E Cipriano, Paula Salamone, C W James Melling, Ali R Khan, Lucas Sedeño, Jiming Fang, Maria Drangova, Manuel Montero-Odasso, Jennifer Mandzia, Alexander V Khaw, Juan M Racosta, Justin Paturel, Lucy Samoilov, Devin Stirling, Brittany Balint, Victoria Jaremek, Marlys L Koschinsky, Michael B Boffa, Kelly Summers, Agustín Ibañez, Marko Mrkobrada, Gustavo Saposnik, Kurt Kimpinski, Shawn N Whitehead, Luciano A Sposato
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that ischemic stroke can cause atrial fibrillation. By elucidating the mechanisms of neurogenically mediated paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, novel therapeutic strategies could be developed to prevent atrial fibrillation occurrence and perpetuation after stroke. This could result in fewer recurrent strokes and deaths, a reduction or delay in dementia onset, and in the lessening of the functional, structural, and metabolic consequences of atrial fibrillation on the heart...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138270/low-and-high-renin-heart-failure-phenotypes-with-clinical-implications
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Noemi Pavo, Georg Goliasch, Raphael Wurm, Johannes Novak, Guido Strunk, Mariann Gyöngyösi, Marko Poglitsch, Marcus D Säemann, Martin Hülsmann
BACKGROUND: Blockade of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) represents a main strategy in the therapy of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), but the role of active renin concentration (ARC) for guiding therapy in the presence of an RAS blockade remains to be established. This study assessed angiotensin profiles of HFrEF patients with distinct RAS activations as reflected by ARC. METHODS: Two cohorts of stable chronic HFrEF patients on optimal medical treatment (OMT) were enrolled...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137486/the-arteriolar-glycocalyx-plays-a-role-in-the-regulation-of-blood-flow-in-the-iliac-of-the-anaesthetised-pig
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T Ruane-O'Hora, F Markos
The role of the glycocalyx of arterial resistance vessels in regulating blood flow in vivo is not fully understood. Therefore, the effect of glycocalyx damage using two separate compounds, hyaluronidase and N-Formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP), was evaluated in the iliac artery vascular bed of the anaesthetised pig. Blood flow and pressure were measured in the iliac, an adjustable snare was applied to the iliac above the pressure and flow measurement site to induce step decreases (3 occlusions at 3-4 min intervals were performed for each infusion) in blood flow, and hence iliac pressure, and vascular conductance (flow / pressure) was calculated...
November 10, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132172/can-screening-and-confirmatory-testing-in-the-management-of-patients-with-primary-aldosteronism-be-improved
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Michael Stowasser, Ashraf Ahmed, Zeng Guo, Martin Wolley, Jacobus Ungerer, Brett McWhinney, Marko Poglitsch, Richard Gordon
Widespread application of the plasma aldosterone/renin ratio (ARR) as a screening test has led to the recognition that primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common specifically treatable and potentially curable form of hypertension, accounting for 5-10% of patients. Maximal detection requires accurate diagnostic approaches and awareness and control of factors that confound results, including most antihypertensives, posture, time of day, dietary salt, and plasma potassium. Recent studies have revealed potential for false positives in patients on beta-adrenoceptor blockers, and, when direct renin concentration (but not plasma renin activity) is used to measure renin, in women during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle or receiving estrogen-containing contraceptives or hormonal replacement therapy...
November 13, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132159/aspirin-in-patients-with-previous-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery
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Michelle M Graham, Daniel I Sessler, Joel L Parlow, Bruce M Biccard, Gordon Guyatt, Kate Leslie, Matthew T V Chan, Christian S Meyhoff, Denis Xavier, Alben Sigamani, Priya A Kumar, Marko Mrkobrada, Deborah J Cook, Vikas Tandon, Jesus Alvarez-Garcia, Juan Carlos Villar, Thomas W Painter, Giovanni Landoni, Edith Fleischmann, Andre Lamy, Richard Whitlock, Yannick Le Manach, Meylin Aphang-Lam, Juan P Cata, Peggy Gao, Nicolaas C S Terblanche, Pamidimukkala V Ramana, Kim A Jamieson, Amal Bessissow, Gabriela R Mendoza, Silvia Ramirez, Pierre A Diemunsch, Salim Yusuf, P J Devereaux
Background: Uncertainty remains about the effects of aspirin in patients with prior percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) having noncardiac surgery. Objective: To evaluate benefits and harms of perioperative aspirin in patients with prior PCI. Design: Nonprespecified subgroup analysis of a multicenter factorial trial. Computerized Internet randomization was done between 2010 and 2013. Patients, clinicians, data collectors, and outcome adjudicators were blinded to treatment assignment...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130465/manipulating-the-stereoselectivity-of-the-thermostable-baeyer-villiger-monooxygenase-tmchmo-by-directed-evolution
#9
Guangyue Li, Maximilian J L J Fürst, Hamid Reza Mansouri, Anna K Ressmann, Adriana Ilie, Florian Rudroff, Marko D Mihovilovic, Marco W Fraaije, Manfred T Reetz
Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenases (BVMOs) and evolved mutants have been shown to be excellent biocatalysts in many stereoselective Baeyer-Villiger transformations, but industrial applications are rare which is partly due to the insufficient thermostability of BVMOs under operating conditions. In the present study, the substrate scope of the recently discovered thermally stable BVMO, TmCHMO from Thermocrispum municipale, was studied. This revealed that the wild-type (WT) enzyme catalyzes the oxidation of a variety of structurally different ketones with notable activity and enantioselectivity, including the desymmetrization of 4-methylcyclohexanone (99% ee, S)...
November 13, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128133/response-and-recovery-of-a-pristine-groundwater-ecosystem-impacted-by-toluene-contamination-a-meso-scale-indoor-aquifer-experiment
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Agnieszka Herzyk, Lucas Fillinger, Michael Larentis, Shiran Qiu, Piotr Maloszewski, Marko Hünniger, Susanne I Schmidt, Christine Stumpp, Sviatlana Marozava, Peter S K Knappett, Martin Elsner, Rainer Meckenstock, Tillmann Lueders, Christian Griebler
Microbial communities are the driving force behind the degradation of contaminants like aromatic hydrocarbons in groundwater ecosystems. However, little is known about the response of native microbial communities to contamination in pristine environments as well as their potential to recover from a contamination event. Here, we used an indoor aquifer mesocosm filled with sandy quaternary calciferous sediment that was continuously fed with pristine groundwater to study the response, resistance and resilience of microbial communities to toluene contamination over a period of almost two years, comprising 132days of toluene exposure followed by nearly 600days of recovery...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127818/cytokinesis-block-micronucleus-cytome-assay-parameters-in-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-of-the-general-population-contribution-of-age-sex-seasonal-variations-and-lifestyle-factors
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Goran Gajski, Marko Gerić, Višnja Oreščanin, Vera Garaj-Vrhovac
The cytokinesis-block micronucleus cytome (CBMN Cyt) assay was used to evaluate the baseline frequency of cytogenetic damage in peripheral blood lymphocytes of the general population (average age, 38.28 ± 12.83 years) in relation to age, sex, body mass index, seasonal variations (season of sampling, period of sampling and different meteorological parameters) and lifestyle factors (smoking habit, alcohol consumption, exposure to medications and diagnostic radiation, physical activity, and family history of cancer)...
November 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127702/towards-functional-selectivity-for-%C3%AE-6%C3%A2-3%C3%AE-2-gabaa-receptors-a-series-of-novel-pyrazoloquinolinones
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Marco Treven, David C B Siebert, Raphael Holzinger, Konstantina Bampali, Jure Fabjan, Zdravko Varagic, Laurin Wimmer, Friederike Steudle, Petra Scholze, Michael Schnürch, Marko D Mihovilovic, Margot Ernst
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The γ - aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA ) receptors are ligand-gated ion channels which play an important role in neurotransmission. Their variety of binding sites serves as an appealing target for many clinically relevant drugs. Here, we explored the functional selectivity of modulatory effects at specific extracellular α+/®- interfaces, using a systematically varied series of pyrazoloquinolinones. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Recombinant GABAA receptors were expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes and modulatory effects on GABA elicited currents by the newly synthesized and the reference compounds were investigated by the two-electrode voltage clamp method...
November 11, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127665/hepatocellular-carcinoma-surveillance-experience-from-croatian-referral-centre-for-chronic-liver-diseases
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Matea Majerović, Mislav Jelaković, Marina Premužić, Ivana Knežević Štromar, Davor Radić, Marko Mance, Stjepko Pleština, Rajko Ostojić, Nadan Rustemović, Zeljko Krznarić
PURPOSE: For patients at high-risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), biannual ultrasound surveillance has long been recommended, in order to detect the tumor in the early, potentially curative stages. However, globally reported HCC surveillance rates vary greatly, ranging from as low as 1.7 to as high as 80%. Our aim was to assess the utilization of surveillance with biannual ultrasound in high-risk Croatian patients and to identify the factors that impact the implementation of the recommended protocol...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124508/wmw-themenheft-%C3%A2-kardiologische-rehabilitation%C3%A2
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Christiane Marko
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November 9, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121964/muscle-force-distribution-of-the-lower-limbs-during-walking-in-diabetic-individuals-with-and-without-polyneuropathy
#15
Aline A Gomes, Marko Ackermann, Jean P Ferreira, Maria Isabel V Orselli, Isabel C N Sacco
BACKGROUND: Muscle force estimation could advance the comprehension of the neuromuscular strategies that diabetic patients adopt to preserve walking ability, which guarantees their independence as they deal with their neural and muscular impairments due to diabetes and neuropathy. In this study, the lower limb's muscle force distribution during gait was estimated and compared in diabetic patients with and without polyneuropathy. METHODS: Thirty individuals were evaluated in a cross-sectional study, equally divided among controls (CG) and diabetic patients with (DNG) and without (DG) polyneuropathy...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121238/structural-social-relations-and-cognitive-ageing-trajectories-evidence-from-the-whitehall-ii-cohort-study
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Marko Elovainio, Andrew Sommerlad, Christian Hakulinen, Laura Pulkki-Råback, Marianna Virtanen, Mika Kivimäki, Archana Singh-Manoux
Background: Social relations are important for health, particularly at older ages. We examined the salience of frequency of social contacts and marital status for cognitive ageing trajectories over 21 years, from midlife to early old age. Methods: Data are from the Whitehall II cohort study, including 4290 men and 1776 women aged 35-55 years at baseline (1985-88). Frequency of social contacts and marital status were measured in 1985-88 and 1989-90. Assessment of cognitive function on five occasions (1991-94, 1997-99, 2003-04, 2007-09 and 2012-13) included the following tests: short-term memory, inductive reasoning, verbal fluency (phonemic and semantic) and a combined global score...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120569/abdominal-ultrasound-%C3%A2-the-leading-method-in-duodenal-gist-diagnostics
#17
Sven Bohnec, Ivan Budimir, Davor Hrabar, Nenad Babić, Ivan Budimir, Marko Nikolić, Ivana Pavić
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the digestive tract and are generally asymptomatic. A 39-year-old female patient was hospitalized in 2012 at Clinical Department of Internal Medicine, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Center, for a focal hypodense irregular circular lesion located in segment III of the left hepatic lobe, accidentally found by ultrasonography and verified by computed tomography. The findings were also verified with nuclear magnetic resonance and esophagogastroduodenoscopy...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120568/common-bile-duct-stricture-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-case-report
#18
Ivan Zoričić, Ivo Soldo, Ivan Simović, Marko Sever, Branko Bakula, Martin Grbavac, Marinko Marušić, Anamaria Soldo
Despite progress in laparoscopic surgery and increasing surgical experience, the incidence of bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy fails to fall below 0.3%-0.6% and it is still higher than those recorded in the era of open cholecystectomy. Bile duct injuries belong to the most serious complications of abdominal surgery in general and often end up with liver transplantation as the only hope for cure. We present a case of a 78-year-old jaundiced male patient who sustained common hepatic duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy eight months earlier...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120560/klebsiella-pneumoniae-oxa-48-in-a-urology-patient-case-report
#19
Ines Jajić, Ana Benčić, Marko Siroglavić, Gernot Zarfel, Boris Ružić, Ivan Pezelj, Branka Bedenić
We present an isolate of Klebsiella pneumoniae OXA-48 isolated in a 68-year-old man who underwent radical prostatectomy due to prostate cancer. The antibiotic susceptibility testing to a wide range of antibiotics was performed by disk diffusion method and determination of minimal inhibitory concentrations. The isolate was classified as multidrug-resistant. It showed intermediate susceptibility to imipenem and meropenem, resistance to ertapenem, and sensitivity only to colistin, amikacin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119824/an-innovative-health-care-delivery-model-for-children-with-medical-complexity
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Anne Elizabeth Glassgow, Molly A Martin, Rachel Caskey, Melishia Bansa, Michael Gerges, Mary Johnson, Monika Marko, Kenita Perry-Bell, Heather J Risser, Peter J Smith, Benjamin Van Voorhees
Children with medical complexity (CMC) account for a disproportionate share of pediatric health-care utilization and cost that is largely attributable to long hospitalizations, frequent hospital readmissions, and high use of emergency departments. In response, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Health Care Innovation Center supports the development and testing of innovative health-care payment and service delivery models. The purpose of this article is to describe the CMS-funded coordinated health care for complex kids (CHECK) program, an innovative system of health-care delivery that provides improved, comprehensive, and well-coordinated services to CMC...
September 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
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