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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783202/feasibility-of-myocardial-pet-imaging-using-a-benzylguanidine-analog-meta-3-18-f-fluoropropyl-benzylguanidine-18-f-mfpbg
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Sang-Keun Woo, Byung Seok Moon, Bom Sahn Kim, Min Hwan Kim, Yong Jin Lee, Jae Ho Jung, Kyo Chul Lee, Youngho Seo, Wook Kim, Sang Moo Lim, Byung Chul Lee, Sang Eun Kim
INTRODUCTION: Global and regional sympathetic activity in the heart can be evaluated using [123 I]meta-iodobenzylguanidine ([123 I]mIBG) imaging. However, [123 I]mIBG is associated with low image spatial resolution and sensitivity in cardiac imaging. We investigated the capability of an F-18-labeled mIBG derivative, meta-(3-[18 F]fluoropropyl)benzylguanidine ([18 F]mFPBG), for identifying ischemic and viable myocardium in a rat model of myocardial infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ex vivo biodistribution and in vivo metabolic stability of [18 F]mFPBG were investigated in Sprague-Dawley rats...
May 3, 2018: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783172/headspace-sorptive-extraction-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-method-to-measure-volatile-emissions-from-human-airway-cell-cultures
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Mei S Yamaguchi, Mitchell M McCartney, Angela L Linderholm, Susan E Ebeler, Michael Schivo, Cristina E Davis
The human respiratory tract releases volatile metabolites into exhaled breath that can be utilized for noninvasive health diagnostics. To understand the origin of this metabolic process, our group has previously analyzed the headspace above human epithelial cell cultures using solid phase microextraction-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (SPME-GC-MS). In the present work, we improve our model by employing sorbent-covered magnetic stir bars for headspace sorptive extraction (HSSE). Sorbent-coated stir bar analyte recovery increased by 52 times and captured 97 more compounds than SPME...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783164/potential-risks-from-uv-h-2-o-2-oxidation-and-uv-photocatalysis-a-review-of-toxic-assimilable-and-sensory-unpleasant-transformation-products
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REVIEW
Wen-Long Wang, Qian-Yuan Wu, Nan Huang, Zi-Bin Xu, Min-Yong Lee, Hong-Ying Hu
UV based advanced oxidation processes (UV-AOPs) that efficiently eliminate organic pollutants during water treatment have been the subject of numerous investigations. Most organic pollutants are not completely mineralized during UV-AOPs but are partially oxidized into transformation products (TPs), thereby adding complexity to the treated water and posing risks to humans, ecological systems, and the environment. While the degradation kinetics and mechanisms of pollutants have been widely documented, there is little information about the risks associated with TPs...
May 15, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783064/aerobic-resistance-or-combined-training-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-exercise-to-reduce-cardiovascular-risk-in-adults-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Michael A Wewege, Jeanette M Thom, Kerry-Anne Rye, Belinda J Parmenter
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Exercise is beneficial to individuals with metabolic syndrome (MetS). An understudied group, who represent the majority of the MetS population, are individuals who have not developed diabetes. This review examined aerobic, resistance and combined (aerobic + resistance) exercise for cardiovascular risk factors in MetS without diabetes. METHODS: Eight electronic databases were searched up to September 2017 for randomised controlled trials >4 weeks in duration that compared an exercise intervention to the non-exercise control in MetS without diabetes...
May 3, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783050/disruption-of-ergosterol-and-tryptophan-biosynthesis-as-well-as-cell-wall-integrity-pathway-and-the-intracellular-ph-homeostasis-lead-to-mono-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-toxicity-in-budding-yeast
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Linghuo Jiang, Litong Wang, Tianshu Fang, Vassilios Papadopoulos
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances in the environment, food, and consumer products that interfere with hormone homeostasis, metabolism or reproduction in humans and animals. One such EDC, the plasticizer di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP), exerts its function through its principal bioactive metabolite, mono-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (MEHP). To fully understand the effects of MEHP on cellular processes and metabolism as well as to assess the impact of genetic alteration on the susceptibility to MEHP-induced toxicity, we screened MEHP-sensitive mutations on a genome-scale in the eukaryotic model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
May 15, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782984/design-and-development-of-novel-hyaluronate-modified-nanoparticles-for-combo-delivery-of-curcumin-and-alendronate-fabrication-characterization-and-cellular-and-molecular-evidence-of-enhanced-bone-regeneration
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Jinlei Dong, Hnin Ei Thu, Mohammed A S Abourehab, Zahid Hussain
Osteoporosis is a medical condition of fragile bones with an increased susceptibility to bone fracture. Despite having availability of a wide range of pharmacological agents, prevalence of this metabolic disorder is continuously escalating. Owing to excellent biomedical achievements of nanomedicines in the last few decades, we aimed combo delivery of bone anti-resorptive agent, alendronate (ALN), and bone density enhancing drug, curcumin (CUR), in the form of polymeric nanoparticles. To further optimize the therapeutic efficacy, the prepared ALN/CUR nanoparticles were decorated with hyaluronic acid which is a well-documented biomacromolecule having exceptional bone regenerating potential...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782919/animal-models-to-study-bile-acid-metabolism
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REVIEW
Jianing Li, Paul A Dawson
The use of animal models, particularly genetically modified mice, continues to play a critical role in studying the relationship between bile acid metabolism and human liver disease. Over the past 20 years, these studies have been instrumental in elucidating the major pathways responsible for bile acid biosynthesis and enterohepatic cycling, and the molecular mechanisms regulating those pathways. This work also revealed bile acid differences between species, particularly in the composition, physicochemical properties, and signaling potential of the bile acid pool...
May 18, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782822/simultaneous-determination-of-intestinal-permeability-and-potential-drug-interactions-of-complex-mixtures-using-caco-2-cells-and-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-studies-with-rauwolfia-serpentina-extract
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Thomas J Flynn, Sanah N Vohra
Caco-2 cells are a commonly used model for estimating the intestinal bioavailability of single chemical entity pharmaceuticals. Caco-2 cells, when induced with calcitriol, also express other biological functions such as phase I (CYP) and phase II (glucuronosyltransferases) drug metabolizing enzymes which are relevant to drug-supplement interactions. Intestinal bioavailability is an important factor in the overall safety assessment of products consumed orally. Foods, including herbal dietary supplements, are complex substances with multiple chemical components...
May 18, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782596/diagnostic-performance-of-hybrid-cardiac-spect-ct-imaging-for-patients-with-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Yasuro Sugihara, Yoshimitsu Fukushima, Shin-Ichiro Kumita, Hitoshi Takano, Wataru Shimizu
Background: The diagnostic performance of SPECT-only imaging for takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is limited due to the lack of coronary artery distribution information. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of hybrid cardiac SPECT/CT for patients with TC or acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: Twenty-two patients with apical ballooning left ventricular (LV) dysfunction who underwent cardiac perfusion SPECT using 99m Tc-methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile (MIBI), cardiac fatty-acid metabolism SPECT using 123 I-beta-methyl-P-iodophenyl-pentadecanoic acid (BMIPP), cardiac CT, and hybrid cardiac SPECT/CT imaging were analyzed...
2018: Eur J Hybrid Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782556/the-effects-of-probiotics-supplementation-on-metabolic-health-in-pregnant-women-an-evidence-based-meta-analysis
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Jia Zheng, Qianyun Feng, Sheng Zheng, Xinhua Xiao
The prevalence of maternal obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing rapidly. Probiotics supplementation have been shown to improve metabolic health in humans. In our study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of probiotics supplementation on metabolic health and pregnancy complications in pregnant women. The literature search, data extraction and quality assessment were performed, and data were synthesized in accordance with standardized guidelines. Ten randomized clinical trials with eligible data were included in our meta-analysis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782498/endoplasmic-reticulum-plasma-membrane-contact-sites-integrate-sterol-and-phospholipid-regulation
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Evan Quon, Yves Y Sere, Neha Chauhan, Jesper Johansen, David P Sullivan, Jeremy S Dittman, William J Rice, Robin B Chan, Gilbert di Paolo, Christopher T Beh, Anant K Menon
Tether proteins attach the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to other cellular membranes, thereby creating contact sites that are proposed to form platforms for regulating lipid homeostasis and facilitating non-vesicular lipid exchange. Sterols are synthesized in the ER and transported by non-vesicular mechanisms to the plasma membrane (PM), where they represent almost half of all PM lipids and contribute critically to the barrier function of the PM. To determine whether contact sites are important for both sterol exchange between the ER and PM and intermembrane regulation of lipid metabolism, we generated Δ-super-tether (Δ-s-tether) yeast cells that lack six previously identified tethering proteins (yeast extended synatotagmin [E-Syt], vesicle-associated membrane protein [VAMP]-associated protein [VAP], and TMEM16-anoctamin homologues) as well as the presumptive tether Ice2...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782206/active-transport-of-cytoophidia-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
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Hui Li, Fangfu Ye, Jing-Yi Ren, Peng-Ye Wang, Li-Lin Du, Ji-Long Liu
The metabolic enzyme cytidine triphosphate synthase has recently been found to form micron-sized filamentous structures termed cytoophidia, which are evolutionarily conserved across prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The cytoophidium represents a novel type of membraneless organelle and behaves dynamically inside the cell. The question of how cytoophidia transport is mediated, however, remains unanswered. For the first time, we detected in this study the active transport of cytoophidia, taking advantage of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe as an excellent model for studying membraneless organelles...
May 21, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782186/excessive-erythrocytosis-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-andean-highlanders
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Noemí Corante, Cecilia Anza-Ramírez, Rómulo Figueroa-Mujíca, José Luis Macarlupú, Gustavo Vizcardo-Galindo, Grzegorz Bilo, Gianfranco Parati, Jorge L Gamboa, Fabiola León-Velarde, Francisco C Villafuerte
Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death worldwide. Life under high-altitude (HA) hypoxic conditions is believed to provide highlanders with a natural protection against cardiovascular and metabolic diseases compared with sea-level inhabitants. However, some HA dwellers become intolerant to chronic hypoxia and develop a progressive incapacitating syndrome known as chronic mountain sickness (CMS), characterized by excessive erythrocytosis (EE; Hb ≥21 g/dL in men, Hb ≥19 g/dL in women). Evidence from HA studies suggests that, in addition to CMS typical signs and symptoms, these highlanders may also suffer from metabolic and cardiovascular disorders...
May 21, 2018: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782142/projection-based-3d-printing-of-cell-patterning-scaffolds-with-multi-scale-channels
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Dai Xue, Yancheng Wang, Jiaxin Zhang, Deqing Mei, Yue Wang, Shaochen Chen
To fully actualize artificial, cell-laden biological models in tissue engineering, such as 3D organoids and organs-on-a-chip systems, cells need to be patterned such that they can precisely mimic natural microenvironments in vitro. Despite increasing interest in this area, patterning cells at multiscales (~10 μm - 10 mm) remains a significant challenge in bioengineering. Here we report a projection-based 3D printing system that achieves rapid and high-resolution fabrication of hydrogel scaffolds featuring intricate channels for multi-scale cell patterning...
May 21, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781767/activities-of-purine-converting-enzymes-in-heart-liver-and-kidney-mice-ldlr-and-apo-e
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I M Rybakowska, B Kutryb-Zając, R Milczarek, B Łukasz, E M Slominska, R T Smolenski
Nucleotide metabolism plays a major role in a number of vital cellular processes such as energetics. This, in turn, is important in pathologies such as atherosclerosis. Three month old atherosclerotic mice with knock outs for LDLR and apolipoprotein E (ApoE) were used for the experiments. Activities of AMP-deaminase (AMPD), ecto5'-nucleotidase (e5NT), adenosine deaminase (ADA), purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) were measured in heart, liver and kidney cortex and medulla by analysing conversion of substrates into products using HPLC...
May 21, 2018: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781731/neuropsychologists-as-primary-care-providers-of-cognitive-health-a-novel-comprehensive-cognitive-wellness-service-delivery-model
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Patricia A Pimental, John B O'Hara, Jessica L Jandak
By virtue of their extensive knowledge base and specialized training in brain-behavior relationships, neuropsychologists are especially poised to execute a unique broad-based approach to overall cognitive wellness and should be viewed as primary care providers of cognitive health. This article will describe a novel comprehensive cognitive wellness service delivery model including cognitive health, anti-aging, lifelong wellness, and longevity-oriented practices. These practice areas include brain-based cognitive wellness, emotional and spiritually centric exploration, and related multimodality health interventions...
July 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781193/newborn-adipokines-and-early-childhood-growth
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E H Yeung, R Sundaram, Y Xie, D A Lawrence
BACKGROUND: While adipokines can regulate satiety and energy metabolism, whether they are associated with childhood growth is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether adipokine levels at birth are associated with growth. METHODS: A total of 2264 singletons and 1144 twins from Upstate KIDS (born 2008-2010) had adiponectin, leptin, resistin and complement factor D measured in newborn blood spots. Parents reported anthropometry from paediatric visits via questionnaires every 4-6 months...
May 20, 2018: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781098/pet-imaging-of-the-influence-of-physiological-and-pathological-%C3%AE-synuclein-on-dopaminergic-and-serotonergic-neurotransmission-in-mouse-models
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Elise Levigoureux, Caroline Bouillot, Thierry Baron, Luc Zimmer, Sophie Lancelot
AIMS: Alpha-synuclein (α-syn) aggregation is a neuropathological hallmark of neurodegenerative synucleinopathies. This in vivo study explored glucose metabolism and dopaminergic and serotoninergic neurotransmission in KO α-syn, wild-type mice and an accelerated murine model of synucleinopathy (M83). METHODS: MicroPET acquisitions were performed in all animals aged 5-6 months using five radiotracers exploring brain glucose metabolism ([18 F]FDG), dopamine neurotransmission ([11 C]raclopride, [11 C]PE2I) and serotonin neurotransmission ([18 F]MPPF, [11 C]DASB)...
May 20, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780857/multi-omic-network-based-interrogation-of-rat-liver-metabolism-following-gastric-bypass-surgery-featuring-swath-proteomics
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Gautham Vivek Sridharan, Matthew D'Alessandro, Shyam Sundhar Bale, Vicky Bhagat, Hugo Gagnon, John M Asara, Korkut Uygun, Martin L Yarmush, Nima Saeidi
Morbidly obese patients often elect for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a form of bariatric surgery that triggers a remarkable 30% reduction in excess body weight and reversal of insulin resistance for those who are type II diabetic. A more complete understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms that drive the complex metabolic reprogramming post-RYGB could lead to innovative non-invasive therapeutics that mimic the beneficial effects of the surgery, namely weight loss, achievement of glycemic control, or reversal of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)...
September 2017: Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780805/stabilization-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha-augments-the-therapeutic-capacity-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-experimental-pneumonia
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Naveen Gupta, Victor Nizet
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have therapeutic effects in experimental models of lung injury. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α) is a transcriptional regulator that influences cellular metabolism, energetics, and survival under hypoxic conditions. The current study investigated the effects of stabilizing HIF-1α on the therapeutic capacity of MSCs in an experimental mouse model of bacterial pneumonia. HIF-1α stabilization was achieved by the small molecule prolyl-hydroxlase inhibitor, AKB-4924 (Aerpio Therapeutics, Inc...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
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