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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777766/immune-response-and-protective-effect-against-spring-viremia-of-carp-virus-induced-by-intramuscular-vaccination-with-a-swcnts-dna-vaccine-encoding-matrix-protein
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Chen Zhang, Zhao Zhao, Gao-Yang Liu, Jian Li, Gao-Xue Wang, Bin Zhu
To elicit the immune protective of vaccine against the highly contagious and pathogenic disease caused by spring viremia of carp virus (SVCV), a novel functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) were applied as a delivery vehicle for DNA vaccine. In this study, we report a SWCNTs-DNA vaccine encoding matrix protein of SVCV which, when injected in the muscle at a dose of 10 μg SWCNTs-pcDNA-M vaccine, confers up to 51.3% protection against intraperitoneal challenge with SVCV. In addition, SWCNTs as a promising vehicle can enhance about 17...
May 16, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775994/a-broader-understanding-of-care-managers-attitudes-of-advance-care-planning-a-concurrent-nested-design
#2
Julie Aultman, Kristin R Baughman, Ruth Ludwick
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine barriers of advance care planning (ACP) experienced by care managers (CMs) through a mixed methods approach. A concurrent nested design was used to acquire a deeper understanding of ACP, and to identify nuances between quantitative and qualitative data. BACKGROUND: Past quantitative studies on providers have identified barriers related to time, culture, knowledge, responsibility, and availability of legal documents. These barriers, and accompanying attitudes and feelings, have been taken at face value without rich qualitative data to identify under what conditions and to what extent a barrier impacts care...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772016/development-of-a-duplex-droplet-digital-pcr-assay-for-absolute-quantitative-detection-of-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus
#3
Vijayanandraj Selvaraj, Yogita Maheshwari, Subhas Hajeri, Jianchi Chen, Thomas Greg McCollum, Raymond Yokomi
Huanglongbing (HLB, citrus greening) is a devastating citrus disease affecting citrus production worldwide. It is associated with the bacterium "Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus" (CLas) and is vectored by the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). Currently, diagnosis of CLas in regulatory samples is based on real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) using 16S rRNA gene specific primers/probe. The detection of CLas using qPCR is challenging due to low pathogen titer and uneven distribution in infected plants and exacerbated by sampling issues and presence of inhibitors...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770666/-molluscicidal-effect-and-mechanism-of-action-of-niclosamidate-against-oncomelania-hupensis
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Luo Bing-Rong, Yao Jun-Min, Wang Wei-Si, Li Shi-Zhu, Yang Jing, Chen Shao-Rong, Luo Jia-Jun, Liu Yu-Hua, Duan Li-Ping
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the molluscicidal effect of niclosamidate against Oncomelania hupensis in laboratory and explore its mechanism by determining the enzyme activities of six important enzymes in snail soft tissues. METHODS: O. hupensis snails were treated with niclosamidate at the concentration of 1.25 mg/L for 24 h and the snail soft tissues were separated and prepared for analysis. The enzyme activities of NOS, AChE, SDH, LDH, ACP and AKP were determined by ultraviolet spectrophotometry...
February 10, 2018: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770638/factors-associated-with-pain-following-intravitreal-injections
#5
Seong Hwan Shin, Sung Pyo Park, Yong Kyu Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate factors associated with pain intensity following intravitreal injection and factors that might be associated with changes in pain intensity in patients who received repeated injections. METHODS: A total of 172 eyes (147 patients) were prospectively enrolled. Patients rated their pain from 0 to 10 using a visual analogue scale. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to evaluate factors associated with pain score. Sixty-eight patients evaluated their degree of pain more than once and were divided into three groups according to changes in pain during repeated injections...
May 15, 2018: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769057/patterns-of-care-for-anal-cancer-in-the-united-states-a-comparison-between-academic-and-community-cancer-centers
#6
Victor E Pricolo, Matteo Bonvini, Carlo F Abelli
BACKGROUND: Management of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA) is becoming more relevant, as its incidence increases. The purpose of this study was to investigate possible differences in patient population and care delivery for SCCA between academic and community cancer programs in the United States. METHODS: A review of available data from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer National Cancer DataBase focused on gender, age, race, type of health insurance, comorbidity score, distance traveled for care, stage at diagnosis, and therapy utilization (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy) as first course of treatment (FCT)...
May 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766819/synthesis-in-silico-molecular-docking-and-pharmacokinetic-studies-in-vitro-antimycobacterial-and-antimicrobial-studies-of-new-imidozolones-clubbed-with-thiazolidinedione
#7
Imran H Khan, Navin B Patel, Vatsal M Patel
BACKGROUND: A series of (E)-5-(4-((Z)-4-substitutedbenzylidene/2-thienylmethylene-5-oxo-2-phenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-1-yl) benzylidene)thiazolidine-2,4-dione were synthesized and evaluated for antimycobacterial and antimicrobial activity. All these ligands were docked against protein (InhA) Enoyl-ACP reductase of the type II fatty acid syntase (FAS-II) system, (PDB ID: 4COD). OBJECTIVE: In this report we have designed and synthesized azole scaffolds with good antitubercular activities as there is a real need to develop new candidates with less toxicity and more efficient toward pathogen...
May 15, 2018: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765372/is-iqg-607-a-potential-metallodrug-or-metallopro-drug-with-a-defined-molecular-target-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Bruno L Abbadi, Valnês da Silva Rodrigues-Junior, Adilio da Silva Dadda, Kenia Pissinate, Anne D Villela, Maria M Campos, Luiz G de França Lopes, Cristiano V Bizarro, Pablo Machado, Eduardo H S Sousa, Luiz A Basso
The emergence of strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to isoniazid (INH) has underscored the need for the development of new anti-tuberculosis agents. INH is activated by the mycobacterial katG -encoded catalase-peroxidase, forming an acylpyridine fragment that is covalently attached to the C4 of NADH. This isonicotinyl-NAD adduct inhibits the activity of 2- trans -enoyl-ACP(CoA) reductase (InhA), which plays a role in mycolic acid biosynthesis. A metal-based INH analog, Na3 [FeII (CN)5 (INH)]·4H2 O, IQG-607, was designed to have an electronic redistribution on INH moiety that would lead to an intramolecular electron transfer to bypass KatG activation...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763727/antibacterial-activity-of-flavonoid-isolated-from-trianthema-decandra-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-molecular-docking-study-of-fabz
#9
R Geethalakshmi, Jagadish Chandrabose Sundaramurthi, D V L Sarada
The natural product flavonoid demonstrates an extensive sort of pharmacological properties including antimicrobial activity. Although its Pseudomonas aeruginosa inhibition has been discovered, no target for action against flavonoid has been revealed to date. The anti - P. aeruginosa activity of the 2 - (3', 4' dihydroxy-phenyl) - 3, 5, 7-trihydroxy-chromen-4-one isolated from T. decandra was evaluated by disc diffusion and minimum inhibitory concentration methods. The molecular docking of the flavonoid isolated from T...
May 12, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760260/older-patient-engagement-in-advance-care-planning-in-canadian-primary-care-practices-results-of-a-multisite-survey
#10
Michelle Howard, Carrie Bernard, Doug Klein, Amy Tan, Marissa Slaven, Doris Barwich, John J You, Gabriel Asselin, Jessica Simon, Daren K Heyland
OBJECTIVE: To assess primary care patients' engagement in advance care planning (ACP) and predictors of engagement. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey using a revised version of a validated questionnaire. SETTING: Alberta, Ontario, and British Columbia. PARTICIPANTS: Convenience sample of 20 family practices that provided a consecutive sample of 810 patients aged 50 years and older. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Engagement in ACP activities, and sociodemographic and health-related predictors of having engaged in ACP activities...
May 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759099/procedural-sedation-by-advanced-care-paramedics-for-emergency-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
#11
Hana M Wiemer, Michael B Butler, Patrick C Froese, Allan Lapierre, Chris Carriere, Glen R Etsell, Dana Farina, Jennifer Jones, Jock Murray, Samuel G Campbell
CLINICIAN'S CAPSULE What is known about the topic? Advanced care paramedics (ACPs) in our emergency department (ED) successfully perform procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) for several procedures, including orthopedic manipulations. What did this study ask? How does the novel practice of ACP-led ED PSA for upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy compare to that for orthopedic procedures? What did this study find? Adverse events occurred more frequently during UGI endoscopy sedations than orthopedic sedations (41...
May 15, 2018: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757843/strategies-used-to-facilitate-the-discussion-of-advance-care-planning-with-older-adults-in-primary-care-settings-a-literature-review
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Guillermina R Solis, Bibiana M Mancera, Megan Johnson Shen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this literature review was to evaluate strategies used in primary care settings to initiate advance care planning (ACP) conversations leading to the completion of an advance directive (AD). Approximately 50% of older adults have an AD; few talk to their primary care provider (PCP) about end-of-life wishes. The Institute of Medicine report and recent changes in Medicare reimbursement policies create opportunities for PCPs to address ACP in primary care settings...
May 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753644/extradural-anterior-clinoidectomy-in-the-management-of-parasellar-meningiomas-analysis-of-13-years-of-experience-and-literature-review
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Laura Salgado López, Fernando Muñoz Hernández, Carlos Asencio Cortés, Pere Tresserras Ribó, María Jesús Álvarez Holzapfel, Joan Molet Teixidó
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The extradural anterior clinoidectomy (EAC) is a key microsurgical technique that facilitates the resection of tumors located in the parasellar region. There is currently no consensus regarding the execution of the procedure via extradural or intradural nor scientific evidence that supports its routine use. The purpose of this article is to expose our experience in performing EAC as part of the management of the parasellar meningiomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the EAC for parasellar meningioma resection performed in our center between 2003 and 2015 was done...
May 9, 2018: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753109/expression-of-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase-on-the-surface-of-clostridium-perfringens-cells
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Nozomu Matsunaga, Haruka Shimizu, Kanako Fujimoto, Kanako Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamasaki, Naoya Hatano, Eiji Tamai, Seiichi Katayama, Yasuo Hitsumoto
During research to identify fibronectin (Fn)-binding proteins (Fbps) on the surface of Clostridium perfringens cells, we identified glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) as a candidate Fbp. GAPDH is a glycolytic enzyme found in a wide range of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The Fn-binding activity of recombinant C. perfringens GAPDH (rGAPDH) was investigated using both ligand blotting analysis and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). rGAPDH strongly bound plasminogen but not laminin or gelatin...
May 9, 2018: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752324/dances-with-denial-have-medical-oncology-outpatients-conveyed-their-end-of-life-wishes-and-do-they-want-to
#15
Amy Waller, Charles Douglas, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Nicholas Zdenkowski, Angela Pearce, Tiffany Evans, Justin Walsh
Objectives: This study surveyed a sample of medical oncology outpatients to determine (1) the proportion who have already discussed and documented their end-of-life (EOL) wishes; (2) when and with whom they would prefer to convey their EOL wishes; (3) the EOL issues they would want to discuss; and (4) the association between perceived cancer status and advance care planning (ACP) participation. Methods: Adult medical oncology outpatients were approached in the waiting room of an Australian tertiary treatment center...
May 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750308/actinidia-chinensis-planch-polysaccharide-protects-against-hypoxia%C3%A2-induced-apoptosis-of-cardiomyocytes-in-vitro
#16
Qiang Wang, Yunfa Xu, Ying Gao, Qi Wang
Cardiac hypertrophy is frequently accompanied by ischemic heart disease. Actinidia chinensis planch polysaccharide (ACP) is the main active compound from Actinidia chinensis planch. In the present study, a cardiac hypertrophy model was produced by treating cells with Angiotensin II (Ang II), which was used to investigate whether ACP protected against cardiac hypertrophy in vitro. It was demonstrated that ACP alleviated Ang II‑induced cardiac hypertrophy. In addition, pretreatment with ACP prior to hypoxic culture reduced the disruption of the mitochondrial membrane potential as investigated by flow cytometry...
May 3, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745642/designing-a-novel-polymer-electrolyte-for-improving-the-electrode-electrolyte-interface-in-flexible-all-solid-state-electrical-double-layer-capacitors
#17
Jeng-An Wang, Yi-Ting Lu, Sheng-Chi Lin, Yu-Sheng Wang, Chen-Chi Martin Ma, Chi-Chang Hu
A novel copolymer, polyurethane-polyacrylic acid, is successfully synthesized from polyacrylic acid (PAA) backbone cross-linked with waterborne polyurethane (WPU). This sticky polymer neutralized with 1 M KOH and then soaked with 1 M KOH (denoted as WPU-PAAK-K) provides an ionic conductivity greater than 10-2 S cm-1 and acts as a gel electrolyte perfectly improving the electrode/electrolyte interfaces in a flexible all solid-state electrical double-layer capacitor (EDLC). The PAA backbone chains in the copolymer increase the amount of carboxyl groups and promote the segmental motion...
May 10, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741765/advance-care-planning-for-older-homeless-experienced-adults-results-from-the-health-outcomes-of-people-experiencing-homelessness-in-older-middle-age-study
#18
Rebecca L Sudore, Isabel Arellano Cuervo, Lina Tieu, David Guzman, Lauren M Kaplan, Margot Kushel
Older homeless-experienced adults have low engagement in advance care planning (ACP) despite high morbidity and mortality. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of a cohort of 350 homeless-experienced adults aged 50 and older in Oakland, California. We assessed the prevalence of potential surrogate decision-makers, ACP contemplation, discussions, and ACP documentation (surrogate designation, advance directives). We used multivariable logistic regression to examine factors associated with ACP discussions and documentation...
May 9, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739899/novel-xanthomonas-campestris-long-chain-specific-3-oxoacyl-acyl-carrier-protein-reductase-involved-in-diffusible-signal-factor-synthesis
#19
Zhe Hu, Huijuan Dong, Jin-Cheng Ma, Yonghong Yu, Kai-Hui Li, Qiao-Qiao Guo, Chao Zhang, Wen-Bin Zhang, Xinyun Cao, John E Cronan, Haihong Wang
The precursors of the diffusible signal factor (DSF) family signals of Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris are 3-hydroxyacyl-acyl carrier protein (3-hydroxyacyl-ACP) thioesters having acyl chains of 12 to 13 carbon atoms produced by the fatty acid biosynthetic pathway. We report a novel 3-oxoacyl-ACP reductase encoded by the X. campestris pv. campestris XCC0416 gene ( fabG2 ), which is unable to participate in the initial steps of fatty acyl synthesis. This was shown by the failure of FabG2 expression to allow growth at the nonpermissive temperature of an Escherichia coli fabG temperature-sensitive strain...
May 8, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737835/rescuing-the-rescuer-on-the-protein-complex-between-the-human-mitochondrial-acyl-carrier-protein-and-isd11
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María Georgina Herrera, María Florencia Pignataro, Martín Ezequiel Noguera, Karen Magalí Cruz, Javier Santos
Iron-sulfur clusters are essential cofactors in many biochemical processes. ISD11, one of the subunits of the protein complex that carries out the cluster assembly in mitochondria, is necessary for cysteine desulfurase NFS1 stability and function. Several authors have recently provided evidence showing that ISD11 interacts with the acyl carrier protein (ACP). We carried out the coexpression of human mitochondrial ACP and ISD11 in E. coli. This work shows that ACP and ISD11 form a soluble, structured and stable complex able to bind to the human NFS1 subunit modulating its activity...
May 8, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
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