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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654696/novel-insight-into-the-origin-of-the-growth-dynamics-of-sauropod-dinosaurs
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Ignacio Alejandro Cerda, Anusuya Chinsamy, Diego Pol, Cecilia Apaldetti, Alejandro Otero, Jaime Eduardo Powell, Ricardo Nestor Martínez
Sauropod dinosaurs include the largest terrestrial animals and are considered to have uninterrupted rapid rates of growth, which differs from their more basal relatives, which have a slower cyclical growth. Here we examine the bone microstructure of several sauropodomorph dinosaurs, including basal taxa, as well as the more derived sauropods. Although our results agree that the plesiomorphic condition for Sauropodomorpha is cyclical growth dynamics, we found that the hypothesized dichotomy between the growth patterns of basal and more derived sauropodomorphs is not supported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653665/circulating-endocannabinoids-from-whence-do-they-come-and-where-are-they-going
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Cecilia J Hillard
The goal of this review is to summarize studies in which concentrations of circulating endocannabinoids in humans have been examined in relationship to physiological measurements and pathological status. The roles of endocannabinoids in the regulation of energy intake and storage have been well studied and the data obtained consistently support the hypothesis that endocannabinoid signaling is associated with increased consumption and storage of energy. Physical exercise mobilizes endocannabinoids, which could contribute to refilling of energy stores and also to the analgesic and mood-elevating effects of exercise...
June 27, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651242/chalcogen-substitution-effect-of-oxygen-by-sulfur-exchange-on-structural-and-spectroscopic-properties-of-flavonols
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Cécilia Falantin, Aurélien Moncomble, Annaïg Le Person, Jean-Paul Cornard
Quantum chemical calculations using density functional theory have revealed that the substitution of the ketone group by a thioketone one doesn't significantly change the structure of 3-hydroxyflavone. Notably, the strong intramolecular hydrogen bond involving the hydroxyl function is preserved if the O atom is substituted by an S atom, but also by Se or Te atoms. However, fundamental modifications are observed in both absorption and emission electronic spectra upon substitution, particularly the non-fluorescent behavior of the flavothione...
June 17, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651091/loggerhead-sea-turtles-caretta-caretta-a-target-species-for-monitoring-litter-ingested-by-marine-organisms-in-the-mediterranean-sea
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Marco Matiddi, Sandra Hochsheid, Andrea Camedda, Matteo Baini, Cristiano Cocumelli, Fabrizio Serena, Paolo Tomassetti, Andrea Travaglini, Stefano Marra, Tommaso Campani, Francesco Scholl, Cecilia Mancusi, Ezio Amato, Paolo Briguglio, Fulvio Maffucci, Maria Cristina Fossi, Flegra Bentivegna, Giuseppe Andrea de Lucia
Marine litter is any persistent, manufactured or processed solid material discarded, disposed of or abandoned in the marine and coastal environment. Ingestion of marine litter can have lethal and sub-lethal effects on wildlife that accidentally ingests it, and sea turtles are particularly susceptible to this threat. The European Commission drafted the 2008/56/EC Marine Strategy Framework Directive with the aim to achieve a Good Environmental Status (GES), and the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta, Linnaeus 1758) was selected for monitoring the amount and composition of litter ingested by marine animals...
June 23, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650402/hiv-hbv-co-infection-is-a-significant-risk-factor-for-liver-fibrosis-in-tanzanian-hiv-infected-adults
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Claudia Hawkins, Beatrice Christian, Emanuel Fabian, Irene Macha, Cecilia Gawile, Shida Mpangala, Nzovu Ulenga, Chloe L Thio, Lauren Rose Ammerman, Ferdinand Mugusi, Wafaie Fawzi, Richard Green, Robert Murphy
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, the burden of liver disease associated with chronic hepatitis B (HBV) and HIV is unknown. We characterized liver disease using aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) and FIB-4 in patients with HIV, HBV, and HIV/HBV co-infection in Tanzania. METHODS: Using a cross sectional design, we compared the prevalence of liver fibrosis in treatment-naive HIV mono-infected, HBV mono-infected, and HIV/HBV co-infected adults enrolled at Management and Development for Health (MDH)-supported HIV treatment clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649305/emerging-microbiota-during-cold-storage-and-temperature-abuse-of-ready-to-eat-salad%C3%A2
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Karin Söderqvist, Omneya Ahmed Osman, Cecilia Wolff, Stefan Bertilsson, Ivar Vågsholm, Sofia Boqvist
Introduction: Ready-to-eat (RTE) leafy vegetables have a natural leaf microbiota that changes during different processing and handling steps from farm to fork. The objectives of this study were (i) to compare the microbiota of RTE baby spinach and mixed-ingredient salad before and after seven days of storage at 8°C or 15°C; (ii) to explore associations between bacterial communities and the foodborne pathogens Listeria monocytogenes, pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica, and pathogen model organism Escherichia coli O157:H7 gfp+ when experimentally inoculated into the salads before storage; and (iii) to investigate if bacterial pathogens may be detected in the 16S rRNA amplicon dataset...
2017: Infection Ecology & Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649304/a-nationwide-outbreak-of-listeriosis-associated-with-cold-cuts-sweden-2013-2014
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Viktor Dahl, Lena Sundqvist, Ingela Hedenström, Margareta Löfdahl, Erik Alm, Håkan Ringberg, Mats Lindblad, Anders Wallensten, Susanne Thisted Lambertz, Cecilia Jernberg
In January 2014, the Public Health Agency of Sweden noticed an increase in listeriosis cases. Isolates from 10 cases had identical pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) profiles, suggesting a common source. We investigated the outbreak to identify the source and stop transmission. We looked for cases in 2013-2014 and also compared cases notified after February 2014 to randomly selected controls. We surveyed food items consumed two weeks prior to symptom onset. Listeria monocytogenes isolates found by food producers were PFGE-typed...
2017: Infection Ecology & Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648723/a-protocol-for-the-simultaneous-identification-of-chitin-containing-particles-and-their-associated-bacteria
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Florencia Biancalana, Germán A Kopprio, Rubén J Lara, Cecilia Alonso
Chitin is the second most abundant polymer on Earth, playing a crucial role in the biogeochemical cycles. A core issue for studying its processing in aquatic systems is the identification and enumeration of chitin-containing particles and organisms, ideally in a manner that can be directly linked to bulk chitin quantification. The aim of this study was the development of such a technique. We successfully combined the methodology of bulk chitin determination using wheat germ agglutinin (FITC-WGA) for staining chitin-containing particles and organisms along with CARD-FISH staining of either chitin-containing eukaryotic cells or bacteria associated with them...
June 7, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647133/-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-testing-in-dental-practice
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Jesús Eduardo Elizondo, Ana Cecilia Treviño, Deborah Violant, Ana María Rivas-Estilla, Mario Moisés Álvarez
OBJECTIVE: To explore the attitudes of men who have sex with men (MSM) towards the implementation of rapid HIV-1/2 testing in the dental practice, and to evaluate MSM's perceptions of stigma and discrimination related to sexual orientation by dental care professionals. METHODS: Cross-sectional study using a self-administered, anonymous, structured analytical questionnaire answered by 185 MSM in Mexico. The survey included sociodemographic variables, MSM's perceptions towards public and private dental providers, and dental services, as well as their perception towards rapid HIV-1/2 testing in the dental practice...
June 21, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647119/in-vitro-pgpr-properties-and-osmotic-tolerance-of-different-azospirillum-native-strains-and-their-effects-on-growth-of-maize-under-drought-stress
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Julia E García, Guillermo Maroniche, Cecilia Creus, Ramón Suárez-Rodríguez, José Augusto Ramirez-Trujillo, María D Groppa
Osmotic variations in the soil can affect bacterial growth diminishing the number of inoculated bacteria. In a scenario of water deficit having tolerant bacteria would be beneficial to achieve a better response of the plant to stress. Thus, selection of more resistant bacteria could be useful to design new inoculants to be used in arid zones. In this sense, a group of Azospirillum isolates deposited in INTA collection was characterized in order to select strains tolerant to osmotic stress. The results obtained demonstrated that Az19 strain has similar in vitro PGPR characteristics to Az39, the most used strain in Argentina for inoculants industries, with the advantage of a better tolerance to osmotic and salt stress...
September 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646449/occurrence-of-pepper-mild-mottle-virus-pmmov-in-groundwater-from-a-karst-aquifer-system-in-the-yucatan-peninsula-mexico
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Gabriela Rosiles-González, Gerardo Ávila-Torres, Oscar A Moreno-Valenzuela, Gilberto Acosta-González, Rosa María Leal-Bautista, Cinthya D Grimaldo-Hernández, Judith K Brown, Cristóbal Chaidez-Quiroz, Walter Q Betancourt, Charles P Gerba, Cecilia Hernández-Zepeda
The Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico hosts a karst aquifer system that is the only source of freshwater for the area; however, it is vulnerable to human-mediated contamination. Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV) is one of the most abundant RNA viruses associated with human feces, making it a viable indicator for tracking fecal pollution in aquatic environments, including groundwater. In this study, groundwater samples collected from a karst aquifer from fresh and brackish water locations were analyzed for fecal indicator bacteria, somatic and male F+ specific coliphages, and PMMoV during the rainy and dry seasons...
June 23, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646013/doxorubicin-effect-on-myocardial-metabolism-as-a-pre-requisite-for-subsequent-development-of-cardiac-toxicity-a-translational-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-observation
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Matteo Bauckneht, Giulia Ferrarazzo, Francesco Fiz, Silvia Morbelli, Matteo Sarocchi, Fabio Pastorino, Alberto Ghidella, Elena Pomposelli, Maurizio Miglino, Pietro Ameri, Laura Emionite, Flavia Ticconi, Eleonora Arboscello, Ambra Buschiazzo, Elena Augusta Massimelli, Salvatore Fiordoro, Anna Borra, Vanessa Cossu, Annalisa Bozzano, Adalberto Ibatici, Mirco Ponzoni, Paolo Spallarossa, Andrea Gallamini, Paolo Bruzzi, Gianmario Sambuceti, Cecilia Marini
The present translational study aimed to verify whether serial (18)F-fluoro-deoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (FDG-PET/CT), predicts doxorubicin cardiotoxicity. Methods: Fifteen athymic mice were treated with intravenous administration of saline (n = 5), doxorubicin 5 mg/Kg (n = 5) or doxorubicin 7.5 mg/Kg (n = 5) and submitted to dynamic microPET scan to estimate left ventricular glucose consumption (LV-MRGlu) before and after chemotherapy. Thereafter, we retrospectively identified 69 patients successfully treated with Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Vinblastine, and Dacarbazine (ABVD) regimen for Hodgkin's Disease (HD) and submitted to four consecutive FDG-PET/CT scans...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643774/insufficient-antibody-validation-challenges-oestrogen-receptor-beta-research
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Sandra Andersson, Mårten Sundberg, Nusa Pristovsek, Ahmed Ibrahim, Philip Jonsson, Borbala Katona, Carl-Magnus Clausson, Agata Zieba, Margareta Ramström, Ola Söderberg, Cecilia Williams, Anna Asplund
The discovery of oestrogen receptor β (ERβ/ESR2) was a landmark discovery. Its reported expression and homology with breast cancer pharmacological target ERα (ESR1) raised hopes for improved endocrine therapies. After 20 years of intense research, this has not materialized. We here perform a rigorous validation of 13 anti-ERβ antibodies, using well-characterized controls and a panel of validation methods. We conclude that only one antibody, the rarely used monoclonal PPZ0506, specifically targets ERβ in immunohistochemistry...
June 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643684/-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-report-of-a-case-in-uruguay
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Matilde Boada, Sofía Grille, Andreina Brugnini, Natalia Trias, Cecilia Canesa, Lilián Díaz, Daniela Lens
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma belongs to the group of mature T-cell malignancies according to the WHO classification. It constitutes a rare entity and has a strong association with infection by human T-lymphotropic virus 1. In Uruguay, this viral infection is very infrequent and, to our knowledge, no case of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma has been previously reported. We describe the case of a woman, immigrant from Peru, who presented with persistent lymphocytosis, intestinal parasitic diseases, and skin involvement...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643681/-magnetic-resonance-neurography-for-the-identification-of-pudendal-neuralgia
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Claudia P Cejas, Susana Bordegaray, Nadia I Stefanoff, Cecilia Rollán, Inés T Escobar, Pablo Consigliere Rodríguez
The pudendal nerve entrapment is an entity understudied by diagnosis imaging. Various causes are recognized in relation to difficult labors, rectal, perineal, urological and gynecological surgery, pelvic trauma fracture, bones tumors and compression by tumors or pelvic pseudotumors. Pudendal neuropathy should be clinically suspected, and confirmed by different methods such as electrofisiological testing: evoked potentials, terminal motor latency test and electromyogram, neuronal block and magnetic resonance imaging...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643673/-allergy-to-drugs-experience-in-771-procedures
#16
María Cecilia Juri, Diego S Fernández Romero, Blas Larrauri, Eloísa Malbrán, Gabriela Torre, Alejandro Malbrán
Drug hypersensitivity reactions (RHD) are those that present clinically as allergic. They can or cannot involve an immunologic mechanism of lesion. They are frequent and, occasionally, life threatening. Patients with RHD repeat the reaction when they are re-exposed to the drug, limiting the therapeutic options and exposing them to more expensive and toxic drugs. It is difficult to identify the responsible drug when the reaction was not recent or when it occurred in the context of therapy with multiple drugs or confusing concurrent diseases...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642773/infestation-of-broad-bean-vicia-faba-by-the-green-stink-bug-nezara-viridula-decreases-shoot-abscisic-acid-contents-under-well-watered-and-drought-conditions
#17
Luisa Ederli, Cecilia Brunetti, Mauro Centritto, Stefano Colazza, Francesca Frati, Francesco Loreto, Giovanni Marino, Gianandrea Salerno, Stefania Pasqualini
The response of broad bean (Vicia faba) plants to water stress alone and in combination with green stink bug (Nezara viridula) infestation was investigated through measurement of: (1) leaf gas exchange; (2) plant hormone titres of abscisic acid (ABA) and its metabolites, and of salicylic acid (SA); and (3) hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) content. Furthermore, we evaluated the effects of experimentally water-stressed broad-bean plants on N. viridula performance in terms of adult host-plant preference, and nymph growth and survival...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642706/toll-like-receptor-4-modulates-small-intestine-neuromuscular-function-through-nitrergic-and-purinergic-pathways
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Valentina Caputi, Ilaria Marsilio, Silvia Cerantola, Mona Roozfarakh, Isabella Lante, Francesca Galuppini, Massimo Rugge, Eleonora Napoli, Cecilia Giulivi, Genny Orso, Maria Cecilia Giron
Objective: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a pivotal role in the homeostatic microflora-host crosstalk. TLR4-mediated modulation of both motility and enteric neuronal survival has been reported mainly for colon with limited information on the role of TLR4 in tuning structural and functional integrity of enteric nervous system (ENS) and in controlling small bowel motility. Methods: Male TLR4 knockout (TLR4(-/-), 9 ± 1 weeks old) and sex- and age-matched wild-type (WT) C57BL/6J mice were used for the experiments...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642254/redox-regulation-of-a-guard-cellsnf1-relatedprotein-kinase-in-brassica-napus-%C3%A2-an-oilseed-crop
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Menmeng Zhu, Tong Zhang, Wei Ji, Cecilia Silva-Sanchez, Wenyuan Song, Sarah M Assmann, Alice C Harmon, Sixue Chen
Kinase-mediated phosphorylation is a pivotal regulatory process in stomatal responses to stresses. Through a redox proteomics study, a sucrose non-fermenting 1-related protein kinase (SnRK2.4) was identified to be redox regulated in Brassica napus guard cells upon abscisic acid (ABA) treatment. There are six genes encoding SnRK2.4 paralogs in B. napus Here we show that recombinant BnSnRK2.4-1C exhibited autophosphorylation activity and preferentially phosphorylated the N-terminal region of B. napus slow anion channel (BnSLAC1-NT) over generic substrates...
June 22, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641967/fluoroscopically-guided-acetabular-component-positioning-does-it-reduce-the-risk-of-malpositioning-in-obese-patients
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Raul G Gosthe, Juan C Suarez, Colin A McNamara, Cecilia Calvo, Preetesh D Patel
BACKGROUND: Obesity has been described as an independent risk factor for acetabular component malpositioning. The purpose of this study was to determine if this could be overcome by use of fluoroscopic navigation in total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: The first, postoperative, standing, anteroposterior pelvis radiographs from 1599 consecutive patients who underwent fluoroscopic-guided THAs via anterior approach during a six-year period were obtained. We retrospectively reviewed this prospectively collected data...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
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