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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768411/larval-red-drum-sciaenops-ocellatus-sublethal-exposure-to-weathered-deepwater-horizon-crude-oil-developmental-and-transcriptomic-consequences
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Elvis Genbo Xu, Alex J Khursigara, Jason Magnuson, E Starr Hazard, Gary Hardiman, Andrew J Esbaugh, Aaron P Roberts, Daniel Schlenk
The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) incident resulted in extensive oiling of the pelagic zone and shoreline habitats of many commercially important fish species. Exposure to the water-accommodated fraction (WAF) of oil from the spill causes developmental toxicity through cardiac defects in pelagic fish species. However, few studies have evaluated the effects of the oil on near-shore estuarine fish species such as red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus). Following exposure to a certified weathered slick oil (4.74 μg/L ∑PAH50) from the DWH event, significant sublethal impacts were observed ranging from impaired nervous system development [average 17 and 22% reductions in brain and eye area at 48 h postfertilization (hpf), respectively] to abnormal cardiac morphology (100% incidence at 24, 48, and 72 hpf) in red drum larvae...
August 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763358/effects-of-esmolol-on-the-esophagogastric-junction-a-double-blind-randomized-crossover-study-on-14-healthy-volunteers
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Fredrik Ander, Anders Magnuson, Lars Berggren, Rebecca Ahlstrand, Alex de Leon
BACKGROUND: Passive regurgitation may occur throughout the perioperative period, increasing the risk for pulmonary aspiration and postoperative pulmonary complications. Hypnotics and opioids, especially remifentanil, that are used during anesthesia have been shown to decrease the pressure in the esophagogastric junction (EGJ), that otherwise acts as a barrier against passive regurgitation of gastric contents. Esmolol, usually used to counteract tachycardia and hypertension, has been shown to possess properties useful during general anesthesia...
July 28, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762561/diet-induced-obesity-causes-visceral-but-not-subcutaneous-lymph-node-hyperplasia-via-increases-in-specific-immune-cell-populations
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A M Magnuson, D P Regan, J K Fouts, A D Booth, S W Dow, M T Foster
OBJECTIVES: The spatial proximity of adipose depots to secondary lymph nodes allows a unique relation between the two systems. Obesity, predominately visceral adiposity, links to numerous diseases; hence, we postulate that secondary lymphatics within this region contributes to disease risk. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Male C57BL/6 mice were fed standard CHOW (18% kcal fat) or Western diet (45% kcal fat) for 7 weeks. Visceral and subcutaneous lymph nodes and associated adipose depots they occupy were excised...
August 1, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750695/cost-effectiveness-of-long-term%C3%A2-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-prior-myocardial-infarction-results-from-the-pegasus-timi-54-trial
#4
Elizabeth A Magnuson, Haiyan Li, Kaijun Wang, Katherine Vilain, Ali Shafiq, Marc P Bonaca, Deepak L Bhatt, Marc Cohen, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Robert F Storey, Eugene Braunwald, Marc S Sabatine, David J Cohen
BACKGROUND: In patients with a myocardial infarction (MI) 1 to 3 years earlier, treatment with ticagrelor + low-dose aspirin (ASA) reduces the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death, MI, or stroke compared with low-dose aspirin alone, but at an increased risk of major bleeding. OBJECTIVES: The authors evaluated cost-effectiveness of ticagrelor + low-dose ASA in patients with prior MI within the prior 3 years. METHODS: The authors performed a prospective economic substudy alongside the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 (Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Prior Heart Attack Using Ticagrelor Compared to Placebo on a Background of Aspirin-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction 54) trial, which randomized 21,162 patients to ASA alone, ticagrelor 60 mg twice daily + low-dose ASA, or ticagrelor 90 mg twice daily + low-dose ASA...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740608/gne-886-a-potent-and-selective-inhibitor-of-the-cat-eye-syndrome-chromosome-region-candidate-2-bromodomain-cecr2
#5
Terry D Crawford, James E Audia, Steve Bellon, Daniel J Burdick, Archana Bommi-Reddy, Alexandre Côté, Richard T Cummings, Martin Duplessis, E Megan Flynn, Michael Hewitt, Hon-Ren Huang, Hariharan Jayaram, Ying Jiang, Shivangi Joshi, James R Kiefer, Jeremy Murray, Christopher G Nasveschuk, Arianne Neiss, Eneida Pardo, F Anthony Romero, Peter Sandy, Robert J Sims, Yong Tang, Alexander M Taylor, Vickie Tsui, Jian Wang, Shumei Wang, Yongyun Wang, Zhaowu Xu, Laura Zawadzke, Xiaoqin Zhu, Brian K Albrecht, Steven R Magnuson, Andrea G Cochran
The biological function of bromodomains, epigenetic readers of acetylated lysine residues, remains largely unknown. Herein we report our efforts to discover a potent and selective inhibitor of the bromodomain of cat eye syndrome chromosome region candidate 2 (CECR2). Screening of our internal medicinal chemistry collection led to the identification of a pyrrolopyridone chemical lead, and subsequent structure-based drug design led to a potent and selective CECR2 bromodomain inhibitor (GNE-886) suitable for use as an in vitro tool compound...
July 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734349/integrated-preservation-and-sample-clean-up-procedures-for-studying-water-ingestion-by-recreational-swimmers-via-urinary-biomarker-determination
#6
Ricardo Cantú, Jody A Shoemaker, Catherine A Kelty, Larry J Wymer, Thomas D Behymer, Alfred P Dufour, Matthew L Magnuson
The use of cyanuric acid as a biomarker for ingestion of swimming pool water may lead to quantitative knowledge of the volume of water ingested during swimming, contributing to a better understanding of disease resulting from ingestion of environmental contaminants. When swimming pool water containing chlorinated cyanurates is inadvertently ingested, cyanuric acid is excreted quantitatively within 24 h as a urinary biomarker of ingestion. Because the volume of water ingested can be quantitatively estimated by calculation from the concentration of cyanuric acid in 24 h urine samples, a procedure for preservation, cleanup, and analysis of cyanuric acid was developed to meet the logistical demands of large scale studies...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724744/ten-years-transmission-of-the-new-variant-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-in-sweden-prevalence-of-infections-and-associated-complications
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Jenny Dahlberg, Ronza Hadad, Karin Elfving, Inger Larsson, Jenny Isaksson, Anders Magnuson, Hans Fredlund, Magnus Unemo, Bjőrn Herrmann
OBJECTIVES: In 2006, a new variant of Chlamydia trachomatis (nvCT) was discovered in Sweden. It has a deletion in the plasmid resulting in failed detection by the single target systems from Abbott and Roche used at that time, whereas the third system used, from Becton Dickinson (BD), detects nvCT. The proportion of nvCT was initially up to 65% in counties using Abbott/Roche systems. This study analysed the proportion of nvCT from 2007 to 2015 in four selected counties and its impact on chlamydia-associated complications...
July 19, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710067/a-comparison-of-passive-hind-limb-cycling-and-active-upper-limb-exercise-provides-new-insights-into-systolic-dysfunction-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Kathryn M DeVeau, Kathryn A Harman, Jordan W Squair, Andrei V Krassioukov, David Magnuson, Christopher R West
BACKGROUND: Active upper-limb and passive lower-limb exercise are two interventions used in the spinal cord injury (SCI) population. While the global cardiac responses have been previously studied, it is unclear how either exercise influences contractile cardiac function. Here, the cardiac contractile and volumetric responses to upper-limb (swim) and passive lower-limb exercise are investigated in rodents with a severe high-thoracic SCI. METHODS: Animals were divided into a control (CON), SCI no exercise (NO-EX), SCI passive hind-limb cycling (PHLC) or SCI swim (SWIM) group...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705881/defining-a-novel-role-for-the-pdx1-transcription-factor-in-islet-%C3%AE-cell-maturation-and-proliferation-during-weaning
#9
Jason M Spaeth, Manisha Gupte, Mark Perelis, Yu-Ping Yang, Holly Cyphert, Shuangli Guo, Jin-Hua Liu, Min Guo, Joseph Bass, Mark A Magnuson, Christopher Wright, Roland Stein
The transcription factor encoded by the Pancreas Duodenum Homeobox-1 (Pdx1) gene is a critical transcriptional regulator, as it has fundamental actions in the formation of all pancreatic cell types, islet β cell development, and adult islet β cell function. Transgenic- and cell line-based experiments have identified 5'-flanking conserved sequences that control pancreatic and β cell-type-specific transcription, which are found within Area I (base pairs (bp) -2694 to -2561), II (bp -2139 to -1958), III (bp -1879 to -1799), and IV (bp -6200 to -5670)...
July 13, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704608/the-electron-bifurcating-fixabcx-protein-complex-from-azotobacter-vinelandii-generation-of-low-potential-reducing-equivalents-for-nitrogenase-catalysis
#10
Rhesa N Ledbetter, Amaya M Garcia Costas, Carolyn E Lubner, David W Mulder, Monika Tokmina-Lukaszewska, Jacob H Artz, Angela Patterson, Timothy S Magnuson, Zackary J Jay, H Diessel Duan, Jacquelyn Miller, Mary H Plunkett, John P Hoben, Brett M Barney, Ross P Carlson, Anne-Frances Miller, Brian Bothner, Paul W King, John W Peters, Lance C Seefeldt
The biological reduction of dinitrogen (N2) to ammonia (NH3) by nitrogenase is an energetically demanding reaction that requires low-potential electrons and ATP; however, pathways used to deliver the electrons from central metabolism to the reductants of nitrogenase, ferredoxin or flavodoxin, remain unknown for many diazotrophic microbes. The FixABCX protein complex has been proposed to reduce flavodoxin or ferredoxin using NADH as the electron donor in a process known as electron bifurcation. Herein, the FixABCX complex from Azotobacter vinelandii was purified and demonstrated to catalyze an electron bifurcation reaction: oxidation of NADH (Em = -320 mV) coupled to reduction of flavodoxin semiquinone (Em = -460 mV) and reduction of coenzyme Q (Em = 10 mV)...
August 15, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695460/inversion-technique-for-the-removal-of-partially-covered-self-expandable-metallic-stents
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Christine Hill, Bassem K Khalil, Sindhu Barola, Abhishek Agnihotri, Robert A Moran, Yen-I Chen, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Vikesh K Singh, Leigh A Frame, Michael A Schweitzer, Thomas H Magnuson, Mouen A Khashab, Patrick I Okolo, Vivek Kumbhari
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Partially covered self-expandable metallic stents (PCSEMS), although an effective treatment for anastomotic/staple line leaks and strictures, can be difficult to remove. This study examines the effectiveness of the inversion technique for the removal of PCSEMS in the treatment of leaks and strictures that occurred post-sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent PCSEMS removal for a leak and/or stricture post-SG or RYGB between July 2013 and December 2016 at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions were reviewed...
July 10, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695457/the-role-of-laboratory-testing-in-differentiating-type-1-diabetes-from-type-2-diabetes-in-patients-undergoing-bariatric-surgery
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Scott J Pilla, Nisa M Maruthur, Michael A Schweitzer, Thomas H Magnuson, James J Potter, Jeanne M Clark, Clare J Lee
BACKGROUND: It may be difficult to distinguish between adults with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes by clinical assessment. In patients undergoing bariatric surgery, it is critical to correctly classify diabetes subtype to prevent adverse perioperative outcomes including diabetic ketoacidosis. This study aimed to determine whether testing for C-peptide and islet cell antibodies during preoperative evaluation for bariatric surgery could improve the classification of type 1 versus type 2 diabetes compared to clinical assessment alone...
July 10, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659243/the-impact-of-using-an-intraoperative-goal-directed-fluid-therapy-protocol-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-total-pancreatectomy-and-islet-cell-autotransplantation
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Matthew K Wagar, Josh Magnuson, Patty T Liu, Varvara Kirchner, Joshua J Wilhelm, Martin L Freeman, Melena D Bellin, Timothy L Pruett, Gregory J Beilman, Ty B Dunn
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing total pancreatectomy and islet cell autotransplant (TPIAT) for treatment of pancreatitis are at risk for complications of over and under resuscitation. We hypothesized that using a goal directed fluid therapy (GDFT) protocol might impact clinical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A consecutive series of adult patients undergoing TPIAT were managed intraoperatively using either standard fluid therapy (SFT, n = 44) or GDFT (n = 23) as part of a pilot study between January 2013 and May 2015...
July 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658491/health-status-benefits-of-transcatheter-vs-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-at-intermediate-surgical-risk-results-from-the-partner-2-randomized-clinical-trial
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Suzanne J Baron, Suzanne V Arnold, Kaijun Wang, Elizabeth A Magnuson, Khaja Chinnakondepali, Raj Makkar, Howard C Herrmann, Susheel Kodali, Vinod H Thourani, Samir Kapadia, Lars Svensson, David L Brown, Michael J Mack, Craig R Smith, Martin B Leon, David J Cohen
Importance: In patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) at intermediate surgical risk, treatment with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) results in similar 2-year survival. The effect of TAVR vs SAVR on health status in patients at intermediate surgical risk is unknown. Objective: To compare health-related quality of life among intermediate-risk patients with severe AS treated with either TAVR or SAVR. Design, Setting, and Participants: Between December 2011 and November 2013, 2032 intermediate-risk patients with severe AS were randomized to TAVR with the Sapien XT valve or SAVR in the Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valve 2 Trial and were followed up for 2 years...
August 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648320/cost-effectiveness-of-edoxaban-vs-warfarin-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-based-on-results-of-the-engage-af-timi-48-trial-taiwanese-perspective
#15
Katherine A Vilain, Ming Chin Yang, Elise Chia Hui Tan, Kaijun Wang, Haiyan Li, Wan Hsuan Hsu, Robert P Giugliano, David J Cohen, Elizabeth A Magnuson
BACKGROUND: Novel anticoagulants, such as factor Xa inhibitors, have entered clinical practice as alternatives to warfarin for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolic event (SEE) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). It is not known whether edoxaban, the fourth-to-market factor Xa inhibitor approved for this indication, will be cost-effective in Taiwan, where the cost of warfarin monitoring is prohibitive. METHODS: A Markov model projecting lifetime results of edoxaban 60 mg/30 mg dose-reduced versus warfarin in patients with nonvalvular AF, based on the ENGAGE AF - TIMI 48 trial, found edoxaban to be of high value relative to warfarin, from the perspective of the US health care system...
May 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633805/somatic-support-following-cardiac-arrest-for-90%C3%A2-days-leading-to-a-healthy-baby-boy-a-case-report
#16
Sarah Holliday, Barbara Magnuson-Woodward
Due to a lack of published case reports regarding the somatic support of brain dead pregnant patients, each one adds to the limited knowledge that directs care for this patient population. A young woman experienced a cardiac arrest and was subsequently determined to be approximately 20 weeks pregnant following cardio pulmonary resuscitation. Soon after, she was diagnosed as brain dead, but her family chose to keep her supported in hopes of the delivery of a healthy child. She was transferred to our facility, where she was supported after being diagnosed as brain dead for a total of 90 days and delivered a healthy baby boy at almost 32 weeks gestational age...
June 17, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631219/agrobacterium-tumefaciens-mediated-transformation-of-oleaginous-yeast-lipomyces-species
#17
Ziyu Dai, Shuang Deng, David E Culley, Kenneth S Bruno, Jon K Magnuson
Interest in using renewable sources of carbon, especially lignocellulosic biomass, for the production of hydrocarbon fuels and chemicals has fueled interest in exploring various organisms capable of producing hydrocarbon biofuels and chemicals or their precursors. The oleaginous (oil-producing) yeast Lipomyces starkeyi is the subject of active research regarding the production of triacylglycerides as hydrocarbon fuel precursors using a variety of carbohydrate and nutrient sources. The genome of L. starkeyi has been published, which opens the door to production strain improvements through the development and use of the tools of synthetic biology for this oleaginous species...
June 19, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621456/absorption-distribution-and-excretion-of-four-forms-of-titanium-dioxide-pigment-in-the-rat
#18
Thomas P Farrell, Berna Magnuson
Titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) is a white color additive that has a long history of global approval and use in food. There is, however, considerable confusion regarding the applicability of the biological effects of novel, engineered, nano-sized forms of TiO2 developed for nonpigmentary applications to the safety of oral exposure to food grade TiO2 pigment. The objective of this study was to assess the absorption, distribution, and routes of excretion in rats after oral exposure to food grade TiO2 . Four different grades of TiO2 (200 ppm) or control (0 ppm) diets were fed to rats for 7 consecutive days, followed by control diet only for 1, 24, or 72 h...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606761/inhibition-of-bromodomain-containing-protein-9-for-the-prevention-of-epigenetically-defined-drug-resistance
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Terry D Crawford, Steffan Vartanian, Alexandre Côté, Steve Bellon, Martin Duplessis, E Megan Flynn, Michael Hewitt, Hon-Ren Huang, James R Kiefer, Jeremy Murray, Christopher G Nasveschuk, Eneida Pardo, F Anthony Romero, Peter Sandy, Yong Tang, Alexander M Taylor, Vickie Tsui, Jian Wang, Shumei Wang, Laura Zawadzke, Brian K Albrecht, Steven R Magnuson, Andrea G Cochran, David Stokoe
Bromodomain-containing protein 9 (BRD9), an epigenetic "reader" of acetylated lysines on post-translationally modified histone proteins, is upregulated in multiple cancer cell lines. To assess the functional role of BRD9 in cancer cell lines, we identified a small-molecule inhibitor of the BRD9 bromodomain. Starting from a pyrrolopyridone lead, we used structure-based drug design to identify a potent and highly selective in vitro tool compound 11, (GNE-375). While this compound showed minimal effects in cell viability or gene expression assays, it showed remarkable potency in preventing the emergence of a drug tolerant population in EGFR mutant PC9 cells treated with EGFR inhibitors...
August 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599602/spinal-cord-injury-causes-systolic-dysfunction-and-cardiomyocyte-atrophy
#20
Jordan W Squair, Kathryn M DeVeau, Kathryn A Harman, Malihe-Sadat Poormasjedi-Meibod, Brian Hayes, Jie Liu, David S K Magnuson, Andrei V Krassioukov, Christopher R West
Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) have been shown to exhibit systolic, and to a lesser extent, diastolic cardiac dysfunction. However, previous reports of cardiac dysfunction in this population are confounded by the changing loading conditions after SCI and as such, whether cardiac dysfunction per se is present is still unknown. Therefore, our aim was to establish if load-independent cardiac dysfunction is present after SCI, to understand the functional cardiac response to SCI, and to explore the changes within the cellular milieu of the myocardium...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
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