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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214221/relationship-between-the-melanocortin-1-receptor-mc1r-variant-r306ter-and-physiological-responses-to-mechanical-or-thermal-stimuli-in-labrador-retriever-dogs
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Tania E Perez, Katrina L Mealey, Neal S Burke, Tamara L Grubb, Michael H Court, Stephen A Greene
OBJECTIVE: Variants in the MC1R gene have been associated with red hair color and sensitivity to pain in humans. The study objective was to determine if a relationship exists between MC1R genotype and physiological thermal or mechanical nociceptive thresholds in Labrador Retriever dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. ANIMALS: Thirty-four Labrador Retriever dogs were included in the study following public requests for volunteers...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213850/gamma-hydroxybutyrate-ghb-content-in-hair-samples-correlates-negatively-with-age-in-succinic-semialdehyde-dehydrogenase-deficiency
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S S Johansen, X Wang, D Sejer Pedersen, P L Pearl, J-B Roullet, G R Ainslie, K R Vogel, K M Gibson
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a drug of abuse, an approved therapeutic for narcolepsy, an agent employed for facilitation of sexual assault, as well as a biomarker of succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency (SSADHD). Our laboratory seeks to identify surrogate biomarkers in SSADHD that can shed light on the developmental course of this neurometabolic disease. Since GHB may be quantified in hair as a potential surrogate to identify victims of drug-related assault, we have opted to examine its level in SSADHD...
February 18, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210904/acute-and-neuropathic-orofacial-antinociceptive-effect-of-eucalyptol
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José de Maria de Albuquerque de Melo Júnior, Marina de Barros Mamede Vidal Damasceno, Sacha Aubrey Alves Rodrigues Santos, Talita Matias Barbosa, João Ronielly Campêlo Araújo, Antonio Eufrásio Vieira-Neto, Deysi Viviana Tenazoa Wong, Roberto César Pereira Lima-Júnior, Adriana Rolim Campos
Terpenes have a wide range of pharmacological properties, including antinociceptive action. The anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive effects of eucalyptol are well established. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antinociceptive effect of eucalyptol on acute and neuropathic orofacial pain in rodent models. Acute orofacial and corneal nociception was induced with formalin, capsaicin, glutamate and hypertonic saline in mice. In another series, animals were pretreated with capsazepine or ruthenium red to evaluate the involvement of TRPV1 receptors in the effect of eucalyptol...
February 16, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195576/the-mole-mapper-study-mobile-phone-skin-imaging-and-melanoma-risk-data-collected-using-researchkit
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Dan E Webster, Christine Suver, Megan Doerr, Erin Mounts, Lisa Domenico, Tracy Petrie, Sancy A Leachman, Andrew D Trister, Brian M Bot
Sensor-embedded phones are an emerging facilitator for participant-driven research studies. Skin cancer research is particularly amenable to this approach, as phone cameras enable self-examination and documentation of mole abnormalities that may signal a progression towards melanoma. Aggregation and open sharing of this participant-collected data can be foundational for research and the development of early cancer detection tools. Here we describe data from Mole Mapper, an iPhone-based observational study built using the Apple ResearchKit framework...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166437/evaluation-of-therapeutic-laser-influences-on-the-healing-of-third-degree-burns-in-rats-according-to-different-wavelengths
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Reza Fekrazad, Alireza Nikkerdar, Khojasteh Joharchi, Katayoun Kalhori, Fatemeh Mashhadi Abbass, Fariborz Salimi Vahid
INTRODUCTION: One of the most important innovative methods for tissue repair promotion is therapeutic lasers with photobiomodulution effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of four different wavelengths of therapeutic laser (405 nm, 532 nm, 660 nm and 810 nm) laser on healing of third-degree burn injuries from both clinical and pathological standpoint of view in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 60 male Wistar rats were used. Animals were anesthetized and dorsal hairs were shaved and third-degree skin burns were created by use of a 95?C copper stamp...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146365/advantages-and-limitations-of-salmon-gal-tetrazolium-salt-histochemistry-for-the-detection-of-lacz-reporter-gene-activity-in-murine-epithelial-tissue
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Claudia Merkwitz, Orest Blaschuk, Jana Winkler, Angela Schulz, Simone Prömel, Albert Markus Ricken
The Escherichia coli LacZ gene is a widely used reporter for gene regulation studies in transgenic mice. It encodes bacterial β-galactosidase (Bact β-Gal), which causes insoluble precipitates when exposed to chromogenic homologues of galactose. We and others have recently reported that Bact β-Gal detection with Salmon-Gal (S-Gal) in combination with nitro blue tetrazolium chloride (NBT) is very sensitive and not prone to interference by acidic endogenous β-galactosidases. Unfortunately, as we show here, the method appears to be inadequate for evaluation of Bact β-Gal expression in keratinized epithelial appendages but not in other keratinized epithelia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116418/-establishment-and-assessment-of-tibial-osteoradionecrosis-in-rats
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Wei Han, Yong Zhou, Yi-Qun Wu, Zhi-Yong Wang, Lei Zhang, Duo-Hong Zou, Kai Zhang, Yuan-Yin Wang, Jia-Cai He, Zhi-Yuan Zhang
PURPOSE: To establish a rat tibial osteoradionecrosis model and assess the model by observing clinical manifestation and histopathological examinations. METHODS: The right tibia of 6 Sprague Dawley (SD) rats (weighing 200-250 g) was irradiated by a linear accelerator (single fraction 15 Gy, total dose 60 Gy) every second week for four times. Hair and cutaneous changes of the irradiated region were observed one, two, three and four weeks after irradiation, respectively...
October 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060246/unsuspected-conjunctival-orbital-dermoid-cyst-aids-in-diagnosis
#8
Frederick A Jakobiec, Fouad R Zakka, Alice Lorch
A 25-year-old man with Type 1 diabetes mellitus experienced rapid visual decline and was scheduled for right cataract surgery. At the time of administering an inferotemporal retrobulbar block, a white discharge appeared spontaneously on the surface of the globe. Superotemporally a cyst was found and its contents were subtotally evacuated. Microscopically, eosinophilic, acellular material with chatter artifact and small vacuoles was detected and initially thought to represent a lens choristoma. This material stained moderately with the periodic acid Schiff method and was focally Congo red positive without apple green birefringence; it also stained blue with the Masson trichrome method...
January 5, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049063/activity-of-pericampylus-glaucus-and-periglaucine-a-in-vitro-against-nasopharangeal-carcinoma-and-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Fiona Natalia Shipton, Teng-Jin Khoo, Md Shahadat Hossan, Christophe Wiart
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: P. glaucus is a climbing plant found across Asia and used in traditional medicine to treat a number of conditions including splenomegaly, fever, cough, laryngitis, pulmonary disease, asthma, headache, hair loss, snake bite, boar bite, factures, boils, tumours, tetanus, rheumatic pain, itches and eclampsia. AIM OF THE STUDY: To test extracts of P. glaucus in a number of bioassays and determine the legitimacy of its traditional use...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032014/cover-picture-rapid-naked-eye-discrimination-of-cytochrome-p450-genetic-polymorphism-through-non-crosslinking-aggregation-of-dna-functionalized-gold-nanoparticles-chemistryopen-6-2016
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Yoshitsugu Akiyama, Guoqing Wang, Shota Shiraishi, Naoki Kanayama, Tohru Takarada, Mizuo Maeda
The Front Cover picture shows a colorimetric single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping method using spontaneous aggregation of DNA-modified gold nanoparticles (DNA-AuNPs). Simple and rapid SNP genotyping of the human cytochrome P450 2C19 monooxygenase gene is reported. Allele-specific single-base primer extension using a fragment of the gene isolated from human hair roots, followed by salt-induced aggregation of DNA-AuNPs, results in a rapid color change from red to blue or no color change, thereby allowing SNP discrimination by the naked eye...
December 2016: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030792/genomic-expression-differences-between-cutaneous-cells-from-red-hair-color-individuals-and-black-hair-color-individuals-based-on-bioinformatic-analysis
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Joan Anton Puig-Butille, Pol Gimenez-Xavier, Alessia Visconti, Jérémie Nsengimana, Francisco Garcia-García, Gemma Tell-Marti, Maria José Escamez, Julia Newton-Bishop, Veronique Bataille, Marcela Del Río, Joaquín Dopazo, Mario Falchi, Susana Puig
The MC1R gene plays a crucial role in pigmentation synthesis. Loss-of-function MC1R variants, which impair protein function, are associated with red hair color (RHC) phenotype and increased skin cancer risk. Cultured cutaneous cells bearing loss-of-function MC1R variants show a distinct gene expression profile compared to wild-type MC1R cultured cutaneous cells. We analysed the gene signature associated with RHC co-cultured melanocytes and keratinocytes by Protein-Protein interaction (PPI) network analysis to identify genes related with non-functional MC1R variants...
December 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024137/-secrets-of-the-red-headed
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Zygmunt Zdrojewicz, Małgorzata Kowalik, Adam Jagodziński
Only 1-2% of people is red-headed but in the Russian Udmurt Republic or United Kingdom they can be met more often. A specific variant of MC1R gene (R allele) is responsible for the red hair. The gene encodes a receptor for melanocortins. These substances stimulate melanocytes to product melanin- a dye of the skin which is transported to keratinocytes. It protects a cellular nucleus from ultraviolet radiation. Melanin has two types: eumelanin which is dark brown or even black and red/orange pheomelanin. The second one is mostly observed in red-headed which is caused by R allele...
December 22, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019657/the-melanoma-linked-redhead-mc1r-influences-dopaminergic-neuron-survival
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Xiqun Chen, Hongxiang Chen, Waijiao Cai, Michael Maguire, Bailiu Ya, Fuxing Zuo, Robert Logan, Hui Li, Katey Robinson, Charles R Vanderburg, Yang Yu, Yinsheng Wang, David E Fisher, Michael A Schwarzschild
OBJECTIVE: Individuals with Parkinson's disease are more likely to develop melanoma, and melanoma patients are reciprocally at higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease. Melanoma is strongly tied to red hair/fair skin, a phenotype of loss-of-function polymorphisms in the MC1R (melanocortin 1 receptor) gene. Loss-of-function variants of MC1R have also been linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease. The present study is to investigate the role of MC1R in dopaminergic neurons in vivo...
December 26, 2016: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000304/discriminating-the-hemolytic-risk-of-blood-type-a-plasmas-using-the-complement-hemolysis-using-human-erythrocytes-chuhe-assay
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Kenji M Cunnion, Pamela S Hair, Neel K Krishna, Megan A Sass, Clinton W Enos, Pamela H Whitley, Lanne Y Maes, Corinne L Goldberg
BACKGROUND: The agglutination-based cross-matching method is sensitive for antibody binding to red blood cells but is only partially predictive of complement-mediated hemolysis, which is important in many acute hemolytic transfusion reactions. Here, we describe complement hemolysis using human erythrocytes (CHUHE) assays that directly evaluate complement-mediated hemolysis between individual serum-plasma and red blood cell combinations. The CHUHE assay is used to evaluate correlations between agglutination titers and complement-mediated hemolysis as well as the hemolytic potential of plasma from type A blood donors...
December 20, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906547/late-diagnosis-of-pomc-deficiency-and-in-vitro-evidence-of-residual-translation-from-allele-with-c-11c-a-mutation
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Aleksandra S Anisimova, Petr M Rubtsov, Kseniya A Akulich, Sergey E Dmitriev, Elena Frolova, Anatoly Tiulpakov
CONTEXT: Loss-of-function mutations in the POMC gene are associated with the syndrome of adrenal insufficiency, obesity and red hair. We describe here a case of POMC deficiency, in which adrenal insufficiency was not treated until the fourth year of life. One of the disease-causative POMC mutations was characterized in vitro using a new approach. CASE DESCRIPTION: A boy presented in the first year of life with red hair, growth acceleration, moderate obesity and recurrent cholestasis, which was followed by two episodes of hypoglycemia at ages of 1...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892516/in-vivo-coherent-raman-imaging-of-the-melanomagenesis-associated-pigment-pheomelanin
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Hequn Wang, Sam Osseiran, Vivien Igras, Alexander J Nichols, Elisabeth M Roider, Joachim Pruessner, Hensin Tsao, David E Fisher, Conor L Evans
Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer with a yearly global incidence over 232,000 patients. Individuals with fair skin and red hair exhibit the highest risk for developing melanoma, with evidence suggesting the red/blond pigment known as pheomelanin may elevate melanoma risk through both UV radiation-dependent and -independent mechanisms. Although the ability to identify, characterize, and monitor pheomelanin within skin is vital for improving our understanding of the underlying biology of these lesions, no tools exist for real-time, in vivo detection of the pigment...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890406/cutaneous-histiocytic-sarcoma-with-regional-lymph-node-metastasis-in-a-netherland-dwarf-rabbit-oryctolagus-cuniculus
#17
M R Karim, T Izawa, M Pervin, H Sasai, M Kuwamura, J Yamate
A 10-year-old male Netherland dwarf rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) was presented with a red nodular mass (1 cm in diameter) with ulceration and hair loss in the skin of the left upper lip. Cytological examination revealed atypical round cells. The mass was excised surgically. Histologically, the mass was composed of large round to polyhedral neoplastic cells with marked cytological atypia. The neoplastic cells were often binucleated or multinucleated. Immunohistochemically, the neoplastic cells were intensely positive for Iba1 and vimentin, but fewer neoplastic cells expressed E-cadherin...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871357/contact-urticaria-with-paraphenylene-diamine-rare-or-underreported
#18
Muthu Sendhil Kumaran, Tarun Narang, Davinder Parsad
A 45-year old woman presented with a 2-day history of intensely itchy, erythematous wheals over her scalp and around her eyes, ears, and front of the chest. She had applied hair color and immediately developed hives on the scalp, face, and chest with rhinitis and redness in the eyes. The lesions recovered within a half hour of taking a cetirizine 10-mg tablet. She gave a similar history around three times in the past 6 months. She used a different brand of hair color every time but all were associated with the same symptoms...
2016: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852355/the-genetic-overlap-between-hair-and-eye-color
#19
Bochao D Lin, Gonneke Willemsen, Abdel Abdellaoui, Meike Bartels, Erik A Ehli, Gareth E Davies, Dorret I Boomsma, Jouke J Hottenga
We identified the genetic variants for eye color by Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) in a Dutch Caucasian family-based population sample and examined the genetic correlation between hair and eye color using data from unrelated participants from the Netherlands Twin Register. With the Genome-wide Complex Trait Analysis software package, we found strong genetic correlations between various combinations of hair and eye colors. The strongest positive correlations were found for blue eyes with blond hair (0...
December 2016: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805047/an-open-hardware-platform-for-optogenetics-and-photobiology
#20
Karl P Gerhardt, Evan J Olson, Sebastian M Castillo-Hair, Lucas A Hartsough, Brian P Landry, Felix Ekness, Rayka Yokoo, Eric J Gomez, Prabha Ramakrishnan, Junghae Suh, David F Savage, Jeffrey J Tabor
In optogenetics, researchers use light and genetically encoded photoreceptors to control biological processes with unmatched precision. However, outside of neuroscience, the impact of optogenetics has been limited by a lack of user-friendly, flexible, accessible hardware. Here, we engineer the Light Plate Apparatus (LPA), a device that can deliver two independent 310 to 1550 nm light signals to each well of a 24-well plate with intensity control over three orders of magnitude and millisecond resolution. Signals are programmed using an intuitive web tool named Iris...
November 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
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