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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169185/co-culture-of-human-alveolar-epithelial-haelvi-and-macrophage-thp-1-cell-lines
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Stephanie Kletting, Sarah Barthold, Urska Repnik, Gareth Griffiths, Brigitta Loretz, Nicole Schneider-Daum, Cristiane de Souza Carvalho-Wodarz, Claus-Michael Lehr
The air-blood barrier is mainly composed of alveolar epithelial cells and macrophages. Whereas the epithelium acts as a diffusional barrier, macrophages represent an immunological barrier, in particular for larger molecules and nanoparticles. This paper describes a new co-culture of human cell lines representing both cell types. Acquiring, culturing and maintaining primary alveolar epithelial cells presents significant logistical and technical difficulties. The recently established human alveolar epithelial lentivirus immortalized cell line, hAELVi, when grown on permeable filters, form monolayers with high functional and morphological resemblance to alveolar type I cells...
November 23, 2017: ALTEX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168869/amentoflavone-improves-cardiovascular-dysfunction-and-metabolic-abnormalities-in-high-fructose-and-fat-diet-fed-rats
#2
Li Qin, Ying Zhao, Bin Zhang, Yan Li
Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Western countries. Amentoflavone (AMF) is a polyphenolic compound which has been found to exhibit various biological activities. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of AMF against cardiovascular and liver dysfunction in high fructose and fat diet (HFFD)-induced MS rats. AMF could evidently inhibit the changes of general metabolic parameters, including body weight, fat mass, insulin level, and glucose tolerance activity...
November 23, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168696/correlation-between-entecavir-penetration-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-hbv-dna-decay-during-treatment-of-hbeag-negative-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Amedeo De Nicolò, Lucio Boglione, Jessica Cusato, Giovanna Fatiguso, Fabio Favata, Sarah Allegra, Giuseppe Cariti, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
BACKGROUND: Recently, due to its high effectiveness and tolerability, the treatment of chronic hepatitis B with entecavir became a standard practice. However, limited knowledge is currently available about its pharmacokinetic behavior and intracellular disposition. Recently, our group reported an inverse correlation between entecavir plasma concentrations and the HBV DNA decay at the first and third month of treatment, respectively. ​: In this paper we investigated the disposition of entecavir in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and in plasma, in order to evaluate the relationship between intracellular penetration and response, in a cohort of naïve patients with HBeAg-negative CHB...
November 23, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168659/hydrogel-spacers-in-prostate-radiotherapy-a-promising-approach-to-decrease-rectal-toxicity
#4
Ranjani Padmanabhan, Michael Pinkawa, Daniel Y Song
High-dose radiation is a well-established method of treatment for prostate cancer. The main limiting structure for dose escalation is the rectum. The risk of rectal toxicity is related to dose received by the rectum. Several strategies for reducing dose to rectum have been explored; these include endorectal balloons as well as injection of rectal spacers like hydrogels. They create greater distance between rectal wall and prostate to confer a dosimetric advantage to the rectum. Early clinical studies with hydrogels have shown favorable outcomes...
November 23, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168546/glucocorticoids-and-beta-cell-function
#5
Marta Fichna, Piotr Fichna
Glucocorticoids (GCs) play a pivotal role in carbohydrate metabolism. They counteract insulin by decreasing peripheral glucose uptake and stimulating hepatic gluconeogenesis, although they are best known for inducing insulin resistance (IR). Moreover, GCs may attenuate the incretin effect. Nevertheless, their direct impact on beta cells is not fully defined. This review aims to present the current understanding of this subject. Humans exposed to GC excess display IR, impaired glucose tolerance, and eventually develop diabetes...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168543/lipid-lowering-therapy-with-pcsk9-inhibitors-in-the-management-of-cardiovascular-high-risk-patients-effectiveness-therapy-adherence-and-safety-in-a-real-world-cohort
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Michael Saborowski, Michael Dölle, Michael P Manns, Holger Leitolf, Steffen Zender
BACKGROUND: PCSK9-inhibitors have shown great potential in efficient lipid lowering to achieve low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) treatment goals. The aim of the study was too describe the clinical use of PCSK9-inhibitors and to investigate therapy adherence and safety outside of clinical trials. METHODS: 38 patients were treated with PSCK9-inhibitors. Patients were eligible for this therapy based on their individual cardiovascular risk and when all other available lipid-lowering regimen had failed...
November 23, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168457/newer-direct-acting-antivirals-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-perspectives-for-india
#7
REVIEW
Varun Gupta, Ashish Kumar, Praveen Sharma, Anil Arora
Approximately three per cent of the world's population (170-200 million people) is chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and almost 500,000 people die each year (mostly in lower middle-income countries) from complications secondary to HCV infection. In India, HCV infection imposes a considerable burden of mortality, morbidity and healthcare costs. In the last two decades, the treatment of HCV has evolved from interferon (IFN)-based therapies with or without ribavirin (RBV) to pegylated-IFN (PEG-IFN) and RBV-based therapies that were better tolerated by patients...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168225/gaba-modulating-phytomedicines-for-anxiety-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-and-clinical-evidence
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REVIEW
Karen Savage, Joseph Firth, Con Stough, Jerome Sarris
Anxiety disorders are chronic and functionally disabling conditions with high psychological stress, characterised by cognitive symptoms of excessive worry and focus difficulties and physiological symptoms such as muscle tension and insomnia. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter within the central nervous system and is a key target of pharmacotherapies in the treatment of anxiety. Although current pharmaceutical treatments are often efficacious, they may cause undesirable side effects including cognitive decrements and withdrawal symptoms...
November 23, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168130/tolerance-towards-gentamicin-is-a-function-of-nutrient-concentration-in-biofilms-of-patient-isolated-staphylococcus-epidermidis
#9
Christoph G Ammann, David Neuhauser, Claudia Eberl, Michael Nogler, Débora Coraça-Huber
Staphylococcus epidermidis is a biofilm-forming bacterial strain that can cause major problems as an agent of nosocomial infections. Bacteria in biofilms are shielded from the environment and can survive high doses of antibiotics. We here test the antibiotic susceptibility of Staphylococcus epidermidis to rising gentamicin concentrations in optimal growth conditions as used in routine bacteriology laboratories with low nutrient situations as suggested to be found in clinical situations. We found that gentamicin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms survived in the absence of external nutrient supply in PBS...
November 22, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168045/biocompatibility-of-intravitreal-injection-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-immunocompetent-rabbits
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Sonia Labrador Velandia, Salvatore Di Lauro, Maria Luz Alonso-Alonso, Soraya Tabera Bartolomé, Girish Kumar Srivastava, José Carlos Pastor, Ivan Fernandez-Bueno
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and biocompatibility of intravitreal injection of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in immunocompetent pigmented rabbits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two pigmented rabbits (24 females, 8 males; Chinchilla-New Zealand White) were divided into 8 groups of 4 animals. Commercially prepared human MSCs were injected (0.05 ml) into the post-lens vitreous of the right eyes. Groups 1 and 4 received isotonic medium (Ringer lactate-based), groups 2, 5, 7, and 8 received a low dose of 15 × 10(6) cells/ml...
November 22, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167985/short-term-outcome-after-cystectomy-comparison-of-early-oral-feeding-in-an-enhanced-recovery-protocol-and-feeding-using-bengmark-nasojejunal-tube
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C S Voskuilen, E E Fransen van de Putte, J Bloos-van der Hulst, E van Werkhoven, W M de Blok, B W G van Rhijn, S Horenblas, R P Meijer
PURPOSE: Cystectomy for bladder cancer is associated with a high risk of postoperative complications. Standardized perioperative protocols, such as enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols, aim to improve postoperative outcome. Postoperative feeding strategies are an important part of these protocols. In this two-centre study, we compared complications and length of hospital stay (LOS) between an ERAS protocol with early oral nutrition and a protocol with early enteral feeding with a Bengmark nasojejunal tube...
November 22, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167926/angiopoietin-like-protein-8-in-early-pregnancy-improves-the-prediction-of-gestational-diabetes
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Yun Huang, Xin Chen, Xiaohong Chen, Yu Feng, Heming Guo, Sicheng Li, Ting Dai, Rong Jiang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Chen Fang, Ji Hu
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Screening high-risk individuals for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in early pregnancy conventionally relies on established maternal risk factors; however, the sensitivity and specificity of these factors are not satisfactory. The present study aimed to determine whether the concentration of angiopoietin-like protein 8 (ANGPTL8), either alone or combined with other risk factors in early pregnancy, could be used to predict subsequent GDM. METHODS: From August 2015 to January 2016, 474 women receiving prenatal care at around 12-16 weeks of gestation were recruited into the study...
November 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167674/a-new-immunosuppressive-molecule-emodin-induces-both-cd4-foxp3-and-cd8-cd122-regulatory-t-cells-and-suppresses-murine-allograft-rejection
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Feifei Qiu, Huazhen Liu, Chun-Ling Liang, Golay D Nie, Zhenhua Dai
Due to vigorous alloimmunity, an allograft is usually rejected without any conventional immunosuppressive treatment. However, continuous global immunosuppression may cause severe side effects, including tumors and infections. Mounting evidence has shown that cyclosporine (CsA), a common immunosuppressant used in clinic, impedes allograft tolerance by dampening regulatory T cells (Tregs), although it inhibits allograft rejection at the same time. Therefore, it is necessary to seek an alternative immunosuppressive drug that spares Tregs with high efficiency in suppression but low toxicity...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167672/novel-concept-of-cd4-mediated-activation-of-regulatory-t-cells-for-the-treatment-of-graft-versus-host-disease
#14
REVIEW
Janine Schlöder, Carsten Berges, Andrea Tuettenberg, Helmut Jonuleit
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the only curative treatment option for several hematological malignancies and immune deficiency syndromes. Nevertheless, the development of a graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after transplantation is a high risk and a severe complication with high morbidity and mortality causing therapeutic challenges. Current pharmacological therapies of GvHD lead to generalized immunosuppression followed by severe adverse side effects including infections and relapse of leukemia...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167318/trail-reduces-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-nafld-in-the-high-fat-diet-fed-mouse
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Stella Bernardi, Barbara Toffoli, Veronica Tisato, Fleur Bossi, Stefania Biffi, Andrea Lorenzon, Giorgio Zauli, Paola Secchiero, Bruno Fabris
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Recent studies suggest that a circulating protein called TRAIL (TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand) may have an important role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It has been shown that TRAIL deficiency worsens diabetes and that TRAIL delivery, when it is given before disease onset, slows down its development. This study aimed at evaluating whether TRAIL had the potential to treat type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Thirty male C57BL/6J mice were randomized to a standard or a high-fat diet (HFD)...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167002/-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-metronomic-oral-vinorelbinen-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-after-failure-to-multiple-lines-treatments
#16
Shuyang Yao, Yanfei Gu, Yi Zhang
BACKGROUND: The development of new treatments beyond first-line in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) contributed to the increase in overall survival. Metronomic chemotherapy involves several mechanisms of anti-tumor with less toxicity. Oral vinorelbine has paved the way for innovative treatment strategies through metronomic regimens. Therefore, this study assessed the efficacy and safety of metronomic oral vinorelbinen in advanced NSCLC after failure to multiple-lines treatments...
November 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166829/rucaparib-a-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitor-for-brca-mutated-relapsed-ovarian-cancer
#17
Donald C Moore, J Tanner Ringley, Jolly Patel
OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology, safety, efficacy, and the role of rucaparib in the treatment of relapsed, advanced ovarian cancer. SUMMARY: A total of 2 phase I/II trials and 1 phase II trial have evaluated the safety and efficacy of oral rucaparib in ovarian cancer. In patients with deleterious BRCA1/2 mutation, an overall response rate of 80% was achieved in the phase II trial Assessment of Rucaparib in Ovarian CancEr Trial 2 (ARIEL2). In the same trial, progression-free survival was higher in patients with BRCA1/2 mutation and BRCA wild types with high loss of heterozygosity (LOH) than BRCA wild types with low LOH...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166734/-a-retrospective-study-of-the-bird-regimen-in-the-treatment-of-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma
#18
X L Liu, L Li, Q L Shi, L J Chen, X X Cao, J Li, A J Liao, D H Zou, J N Sun, S J Gao, W Li, J Hou, F Y Jin
Objective: To evaluate efficacy of the BiRd regimen, a combination of clarithromycin, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone, in the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) . Methods: Patients with RRMM treated with BiRd between September 11, 2013 and August 1, 2016 at six centers were included to evaluate overall survival rate (ORR) , clinical benefit rate (CBR) , progression-free survival (PFS) , overall survival (OS) , as well as adverse events. Results: Of 30 patients with RRMM, 27 patients were evaluable, and ORR and CBR were 51...
October 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166639/apobec3a-expression-in-penile-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Martina Heller, Elena-Sophie Prigge, Adam Kaczorowski, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Markus Hohenfellner, Stefan Duensing
BACKGROUND: APOBECs (apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing catalytic polypeptides) are cytidine deaminases that have been implicated in the host defense against viruses by blocking viral replication. They have also been shown to play a role in genome hypermutation in several human cancers. An APOBEC3 hypermutation signature has been discovered in cervical cancer, which is intimately associated with infection by high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs). At the same time, HPV genomes themselves are subject to DNA editing by APOBECs...
November 23, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166633/range-extension-and-behavioural-observations-of-the-recently-described-sheth-s-dwarf-lemur-cheirogaleus-shethi
#20
Daniel Hending, Angelo Andrianiaina, Zafimahery Rakotomalala, Sam Cotton
Sheth's dwarf lemur, Cheirogaleus shethi, is a small, recently discovered nocturnal primate endemic to northern Madagascar. Unlike many other nocturnal lemurs, C. shethi lives sympatrically with morphologically similar species of its cryptic genus, making it difficult for biologists to determine its population density and distribution. Here, we present new data and observations of this species. During a series of rapid biodiversity assessments in the SAVA region of north-eastern Madagascar, we observed C. shethi in 10 different sites, 9 of which were not previously known to harbour C...
November 23, 2017: Folia Primatologica; International Journal of Primatology
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