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Sushant B Jadhav, Rahul M Mane, Kalyanraman L Narayanan, Popatrao N Bhosale
A novel, stability indicating, reverse phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method was developed to determine the S-isomer of linagliptin (LGP) in linagliptin and metformin hydrochloride (MET HCl) tablets (LGP-MET HCl) by implementing design of experiment (DoE), i.e., two-level, full factorial design (2³ + 3 centre points = 11 experiments) to understand the critical method parameters (CMP) and its relation with the critical method attribute (CMA), and to ensure robustness of the method. The separation of the S-isomer, LGP and MET HCl in the presence of their impurities was achieved on Chiralpak(®) IA-3 (Amylose tris (3, 5-dimethylphenylcarbamate), immobilized on 3 µm silica gel) stationary phase (250 × 4...
October 17, 2016: Scientia Pharmaceutica
Angela Sánchez-Guerrero, Gemma Mur-Bonet, Marian Vidal-Jorge, Darío Gándara-Sabatini, Ivette Chocrón, Esteban Cordero, Maria-Antonia Poca, Katharine Mullen, Juan Sahuquillo
Cerebral microdialysis is widely used in neurocritical care units. The goal of this study was to establish the reference interval for the interstitial fluid concentrations of energy metabolites and glycerol by using the extrapolation to zero-flow methodology in anesthetized patients and by constant perfusion at 0.3 µL/min in awake patients. A CMA-71 probe was implanted during surgery in normal white matter of patients with posterior fossa or supratentorial lesions, and the perfusion flow rate was randomized to 0...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Ying Zhu, Yan Yang, Pingping Den, Yong Huang, Mengxiang Ni, Hongqing Fang
We applied a resistance split-fusion strategy to increase the in vivo direct cloning efficiency mediated by Red recombination. The cat cassette was divided into two parts: cma (which has a homologous sequence with cmb) and cmb, each of which has no resistance separately unless the two parts are fused together. The cmb sequence was integrated into one flank of a target cloning region in the chromosome, and a linear vector containing the cma sequence was electroporated into the cells to directly capture the target region...
October 2016: Science China. Life Sciences
M A Alabdullatif, M A Al Dhaibani, M Y Khassawneh, A W El-Hattab
Chromosomal microarray (CMA) has significantly improved diagnosing copy number variations (CNVs). Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays confer additional utility in detecting regions of homozygosity (ROH). Investigating ROH for genes associated with recessive disorders for follow-up sequencing can aid in diagnosis. In this study, we performed a retrospective review of clinical and molecular data for 227 individuals from a highly consanguineous population who previously had a CMA. Pathogenic CNVs were identified in 32 (14%) cases; ROH suggesting uniparental disomy (UPD) in three (1%) cases, and an additional 25 (11%) individuals were diagnosed with recessive disorders caused by mutations in ROH candidate genes, thereby increasing the CMA diagnostic yield to 26%...
September 22, 2016: Clinical Genetics
Gianpiero Bonetti, Paola Tedeschi, Giuseppe Meca, Davide Bertelli, Jordi Mañes, Vincenzo Brandolini, Annalisa Maietti
Nettle (Urtica dioica L.) is a well-known plant with a wide historical background use of stems, roots and leaves. Nettle leaves are an excellent source of phenolic compounds, principally 3-caffeoylquinic acid (3-CQA), caffeoylmalic acid (CMA) and rutin. The aim of this work was to evaluate the bioaccessibility (BAC), the bioavailability (BAV) and the antioxidant activity of nettle phenolic compounds present in foods and supplements. The BAC of nettle phenolics was evaluated with an in vitro dynamic digestion of real food matrices: the type of food matrix and chemical characteristic affected the kinetics of release and solubilization, with the highest BAC after duodenal digestion...
October 12, 2016: Food & Function
M L Guedes, C A B P Pinto, G H M R Ribeiro, D H Lyra, O L G Carneiro
Disease-resistant potato cultivars with good tuber appearance and desirable agronomic traits are essential for meeting the demands of producers and the market. Attaining these cultivars is the focus of potato breeding programs whose aim is to benefit the productive chain. The purpose of this study was to estimate combining abilities and evaluate potato clones based on tuber appearance, yield, and resistance to the PVY and PVX viruses. Crosses between four commercial cultivars of potato with good tuber appearance were performed, using eight clones with proven resistance to PVY and PVX from the breeding program of UFLA...
September 16, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Y Zheng, L Qiu, L Fan, C Song, S Meng, J Chen
In the present study, GIFT tilapia Oreochromis niloticus were exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for 7, 14, and 21 days. Over the duration of the exposure, genotoxicity and the activity of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase (NKA) and Ca(+)/Mg(+)-ATPase (CMA) were measured in the gill, kidney, and intestine, to evaluate changes in osmoregulatory response in O. niloticus. Our results showed significant decreases in organic NKA (except in gill tissues after 0.5 mg/L PCB-exposure) and CMA activity. The results of the genotoxicity assay showed significant increases in atp1a1a, nkcc2 (only in gill tissue), and fxyd7 (except after 21 days of 5 mg/L PCB exposure)...
September 2, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
William G McCormack, John P Cooke, William T O'Connor, Philip M Jakeman
Nutrient stimulation of muscle protein synthesis (MPS) is regulated by the change in extracellular essential amino acid (EAA) concentration. In vivo microdialysis (MD) is a minimally invasive sampling technique, capable of sampling solute in the interstitial space of a target tissue. In a contralateral limb design (REST vs. EX), this study utilised in vivo MD to examine the change in skeletal muscle dialysate amino acid concentration following ingestion of whey protein isolate (WPI) and flavoured water (CON)...
October 4, 2016: Amino Acids
Andrew A Nicholson, Tomas Ros, Paul A Frewen, Maria Densmore, Jean Théberge, Rosemarie C Kluetsch, Rakesh Jetly, Ruth A Lanius
OBJECTIVE: Electroencephalogram (EEG) neurofeedback aimed at reducing the amplitude of the alpha-rhythm has been shown to alter neural networks associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), leading to symptom alleviation. Critically, the amygdala is thought to be one of the central brain regions mediating PTSD symptoms. In the current study, we compare directly patterns of amygdala complex connectivity using fMRI, before and after EEG neurofeedback, in order to observe subcortical mechanisms associated with behavioural and alpha oscillatory changes among patients...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
Wael Haddara, Lorelei Lingard
As an ideal, altruism has long enjoyed privileged status in medicine and medical education. As a practice, altruism is perceived to be in decline in the current generation. A number of educational efforts are underway to reclaim this "lost value" of medicine. In this paper we explore constructions of altruism over a defined period of time through a content analysis of the Canadian and Australian Medical Associations (CMA and AMA respectively) Codes of Ethics. We analyzed all editions of both Codes (1868-2004), using a content analysis approach, including thematic analysis...
September 26, 2016: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
Abdoullatif Baraket, Michael Lee, Nadia Zine, Monique Sigaud, Joan Bausells, Abdelhamid Errachid
Interleukin-1b (IL-1b) and interleukin-10 (IL-10) biomarkers are one of many antigens that are secreted in acute stages of inflammation after left ventricle assisted device (LVAD) implantation for patients suffering from heart failure (HF). In the present study, we have developed a fully integrated electrochemical biosensor platform for cytokine detection at minute concentrations. Using eight gold working microelectrodes (WEs) the design will increase the sensitivity of detection, decrease the time of measurements, and allow a simultaneous detection of varying cytokine biomarkers...
September 9, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Kate Wolfe, André Strydom, Deborah Morrogh, Jennifer Carter, Peter Cutajar, Mo Eyeoyibo, Angela Hassiotis, Jane McCarthy, Raja Mukherjee, Dimitrios Paschos, Nagarajan Perumal, Stephen Read, Rohit Shankar, Saif Sharif, Suchithra Thirulokachandran, Johan H Thygesen, Christine Patch, Caroline Ogilvie, Frances Flinter, Andrew McQuillin, Nick Bass
Chromosomal copy-number variations (CNVs) are a class of genetic variants highly implicated in the aetiology of neurodevelopmental disorders, including intellectual disabilities (ID), schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Yet the majority of adults with idiopathic ID presenting to psychiatric services have not been tested for CNVs. We undertook genome-wide chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) of 202 adults with idiopathic ID recruited from community and in-patient ID psychiatry services across England...
September 21, 2016: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
P Sweeney, S Mutambirwa, N Van An, J B Sharma, P Vanamail
OBJECTIVE: Overactive bladder is a syndrome of urinary frequency and urgency, with or without urge incontinence, in the absence of local pathological factors. Since multiple causes are responsible for OAB, it requires proper diagnosis and comprehensive management. For decades, flavoxate is a globally used and accepted molecule by the urologists and the general physicians for the symptomatic treatment of OAB. In spite of its extensive use in OAB, a meta-analysis of the available publications for efficacy, safety and tolerability of flavoxate has not been conducted...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Jiangbo Wu, Caroline G M de Theije, Sofia Lopes da Silva, Suzanne Abbring, Hilma van der Horst, Laus M Broersen, Linette Willemsen, Martien Kas, Johan Garssen, Aletta D Kraneveld
Enhanced mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling in the brain has been implicated in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Inhibition of the mTOR pathway improves behavior and neuropathology in mouse models of ASD containing mTOR-associated single gene mutations. The current study demonstrated that the amino acids histidine, lysine, threonine inhibited mTOR signaling and IgE-mediated mast cell activation, while the amino acids leucine, isoleucine, valine had no effect on mTOR signaling in BMMCs...
September 15, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Dana Hollenbeck, Crescenda L Williams, Kathryn Drazba, Maria Descartes, Bruce R Korf, S Lane Rutledge, Edward J Lose, Nathaniel H Robin, Andrew J Carroll, Fady M Mikhail
PURPOSE: The 2010 consensus statement on diagnostic chromosomal microarray (CMA) testing recommended an array resolution ≥400 kb throughout the genome as a balance of analytical and clinical sensitivity. In spite of the clear evidence for pathogenicity of large copy-number variants (CNVs) in neurodevelopmental disorders and/or congenital anomalies, the significance of small, nonrecurrent CNVs (<500 kb) has not been well established in a clinical setting. METHODS: We investigated the clinical significance of all nonpolymorphic small, nonrecurrent CNVs (<500 kb) in patients referred for CMA clinical testing over a period of 6 years, from 2009 to 2014 (a total of 4,417 patients)...
September 15, 2016: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
Daniela Rabellino, Maria Densmore, Paul A Frewen, Jean Théberge, Margaret C McKinnon, Ruth A Lanius
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by altered functional connectivity of the amygdala complexes at rest. However, amygdala complex connectivity during conscious and subconscious threat processing remains to be elucidated. Here, we investigate specific connectivity of the centromedial amygdala (CMA) and basolateral amygdala (BLA) during conscious and subconscious processing of trauma-related words among individuals with PTSD (n = 26) as compared to non-trauma-exposed controls (n = 20). Psycho-physiological interaction analyses were performed using the right and left amygdala complexes as regions of interest during conscious and subconscious trauma word processing...
2016: PloS One
Elham Abbas, Devin M Cox, Teri Smith, Merlin G Butler
We report a 14-year-old adolescent girl with selective mutism (SM) and a 7q11.23 microduplication detected by chromosomal microarray (CMA) analysis and reviewed the literature from 18 published clinical reports. Our patient had specific phobias, SM, extreme anxiety, obesity, cutis marmorata, and a round appearing face with a short neck and over folded ears. We reviewed the published clinical, cognitive, behavioral, and cytogenetic findings grouped by speech and language delay, growth and development, craniofacial, clinical, and behavior and cognitive features due to the 7q11...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
Eun Young Kim, Sung Dong Hwang, Eun Joo Kim
PURPOSE: This study was a systematic review and meta-analysis designed to investigate the effects of stimulation-oriented interventions for behavioral problems among people with dementia. METHODS: Based on the guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA), a literature search was conducted using seven electronic databases, gray literature, and other sources. Methodological quality was assessed using the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) for randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
August 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
Melissa Sys, Ann VAN DEN Bogaert, Bram Roosens, Annik Lampo, Anna Jansen, Sara Wouters, Kathelijn Keymolen
BACKGROUND: Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) has become increasingly important in the assessment of patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), but is sometimes restricted to patients with specific additional characteristics or comorbidities. We aim to evaluate whether certain clinical characteristics could be criteria to perform CMA and also to investigate the diagnostic value of CMA compared to other genetic analyses in our patient population. METHODS: The files of 311 children diagnosed with ASD were retrospectively analysed...
September 8, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
Dahyann Araya-Muñoz, Marc J Metzger, Neil Stuart, A Meriwether W Wilson, Luis Alvarez
Despite the growing number of studies focusing on urban vulnerability to climate change, adaptive capacity, which is a key component of the IPCC definition of vulnerability, is rarely assessed quantitatively. We examine the capacity of adaptation in the Concepción Metropolitan Area, Chile. A flexible methodology based on spatial fuzzy modelling was developed to standardise and aggregate, through a stepwise approach, seventeen indicators derived from widely available census statistical data into an adaptive capacity index...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
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