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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446017/dexmedetomidine-oral-mucosa-patch-for-sedation-suppresses-apoptosis-in-hippocampus-of-normal-rats
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Je Hoon Park, Il Gyu Ko, Sung Eun Kim, Jun Jang Jin, Lakkyong Hwang, Chang Ju Kim, Soo Hwan Yoon, Jongki Hong, Jun Young Chung, Deok Won Lee
PURPOSE: Dexmedetomidine, an α2-adrenergic agonist, provides sedative and analgesic effects without significant respiratory depression. Dexmedetomidine has been suggested to have an antiapoptotic effect in response to various brain insults. We developed an oral mucosa patch using dexmedetomidine for sedation. The effects of the dexmedetomidine oral mucosa patch on cell proliferation and apoptosis in the hippocampus were evaluated. METHODS: A hydrogel oral mucosa patch was adhered onto the oral cavity of physiologically normal rats, and was attached for 2 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours, or 24 hours...
April 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446002/effects-of-fungal-lentinussajor-caju-treated-oil-palm-frond-on-performance-and-carcass-characteristics-in-finishing-goats
#2
Pin Chanjula, Vasun Petcharat, Anusorn Cherdthong
OBJECTIVE: This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of fungal treated oil palm fronds (FTOPF) on performance, carcass traits, meat quality, and muscle chemical composition. METHODS: Eighteen growing crossbred male goats (Thai Native×Anglo Nubian) with 18.7±2.0 kg of initial body weight (BW) were stratified and blocked by BW in a randomized complete block design. Three diets containing 30% of oil palm fronds (OPF) either untreated (UOPF) or treated with Lentinussajor-caju (FTOPF) with or without urea (FTOPFU) were used as roughage sources in total mixed rations (TMRs)...
June 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445978/epidemiological-features-of-lung-giant-cell-carcinoma-and-therapy-for-patients-with-egfr-mutations-based-on-case-reports-and-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-database
#3
Shan-Shan Weng, Ying Cao, Xiu-Jun Tang, Li-Zhen Zhu, Yi-Nuo Tan, Cai-Xia Dong, Jia-Qi Chen, Hong Shen, Ying Yuan
Epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) are the standard first line treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with sensitive EGFR mutations. Among NSCLC, giant cell carcinoma of the lung (GCCL) is a rare pathological subtype with poor prognosis, with no confirmed evidence about its epidemiological features or therapeutic efficiency of EGFR-TKIs. We present two advanced GCCLs with sensitive EGFR mutations, also collected the cases of GCCL from our hospital and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445946/dose-invasive-apocrine-adenocarcinoma-has-worse-prognosis-than-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-of-breast-evidence-from-seer-database
#4
Ning Zhang, Hanwen Zhang, Tong Chen, Qifeng Yang
BACKGROUND: Invasive apocrine adenocarcinoma (AAC) of breast is a rare histopathological subtype of breast carcinomas. We aim to investigate the different characteristics and prognostic outcomes between AAC and invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of breast cancer. RESULTS: AAC patients presented with older ages, more aggressive behaviors, lower ER and PR proportions, higher HER2 amplification rates and less application of breast-conserving therapy and adjuvant chemotherapy compared to IDC patients...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445939/epigenetic-therapy-with-inhibitors-of-histone-methylation-suppresses-dna-damage-signaling-and-increases-glioma-cell-radiosensitivity
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Ozge Gursoy-Yuzugullu, Chelsea Carman, Rodolfo Bortolozo Serafim, Marios Myronakis, Valeria Valente, Brendan D Price
Radiation therapy is widely used to treat human malignancies, but many tumor types, including gliomas, exhibit significant radioresistance. Radiation therapy creates DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), and DSB repair is linked to rapid changes in epigenetic modifications, including increased histone methylation. This increased histone methylation recruits DNA repair proteins which can then alter the local chromatin structure and promote repair. Consequently, combining inhibitors of specific histone methyltransferases with radiation therapy may increase tumor radiosensitivity, particularly in tumors with significant therapeutic resistance...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445931/high-glucose-induces-apoptosis-via-upregulation-of-bim-expression-in-proximal-tubule-epithelial-cells
#6
Xiao-Qian Zhang, Jian-Jun Dong, Tian Cai, Xue Shen, Xiao-Jun Zhou, Lin Liao
Diabetic nephropathy is the primary cause of end-stage renal disease. Apoptosis of tubule epithelial cells is a major feature of diabetic nephropathy. The mechanisms of high glucose (HG) induced apoptosis are not fully understood. Here we demonstrated that, HG induced apoptosis via upregulating the expression of proapoptotic Bcl-2 homology domain 3 (BH3)-only protein Bim protein, but not bring a significant change in the baseline level of autophagy in HK2 cells. The increase of Bim expression was caused by the ugregulation of transcription factors, FOXO1 and FOXO3a...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445893/early-mortality-associated-with-inpatient-versus-outpatient-hemodialysis-initiation-in-a-large-cohort-of-us-veterans-with-incident-end-stage-renal-disease
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Faisal M Arif, Keiichi Sumida, Miklos Z Molnar, Praveen K Potukuchi, Jun Ling Lu, Fatima Hassan, Fridtjof Thomas, Omer A Siddiqui, Geeta G Gyamlani, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND: Mortality in the immediate post-hemodialysis transition period is extremely high. Many end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the US start dialysis in an inpatient setting, but the characteristics of patients starting dialysis as inpatients, and the association of inpatient hemodialysis transition with mortality remain unclear. METHODS: We examined 48,261 US veterans who transitioned to hemodialysis between October 2007 and September 2011. Associations of inpatient hemodialysis starting with all-cause mortality were examined in Cox proportional hazard models, with adjustments for demographics, comorbidities, vascular access type, pre-dialysis nephrology care and medication use, and last pre-ESRD estimated glomerular filtration rate and hemoglobin...
April 27, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445887/use-of-phosphorus-binders-among-non-dialysis-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-and-mortality-outcomes
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Simran K Bhandari, In-Lu A Liu, Dean A Kujubu, Trung Huynh, Hind Behayaa, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Steven J Jacobsen, John J Sim
BACKGROUND: Whether the benefits of phosphorus binders extend to those without end stage renal disease is uncertain. Among a large diverse non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) population with hyperphosphatemia, we sought to evaluate phosphorus binder use and compare mortality risk between patients prescribed and not prescribed binders. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study within an integrated health system (January 1, 1998 - December 31, 2012) among CKD patients (age ≥18) was performed...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445873/pregnancy-outcomes-in-patients-with-glomerular-disease-attending-a-single-academic-center-in-north-carolina
#9
Michelle M O'Shaughnessy, Meghan A Jobson, Katy Sims, Abigail L Liberty, Patrick H Nachman, William F Pendergraft
BACKGROUND: Contemporary data regarding pregnancy outcomes in US patients with primary glomerular diseases are lacking. We aimed to report fetal and maternal outcomes among women with biopsy-proven primary glomerular disease who received obstetric care at a single large academic US center. METHODS: All women with a biopsy-confirmed primary glomerular disease diagnosis and without end-stage kidney disease who received obstetric care at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals (1996-2015) were identified using the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network registry and the UNC Hospitals Perinatal Database...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445866/association-of-genetic-polymorphisms-in-il-1r1-and-il-1r2-genes-with-iga-nephropathy-in-the-han-chinese-population
#10
Maowei Xie, Daofa Zhang, Yin Zhang, Xiaohong Yang, Yan Su, Yanni Wang, Haiyang Huang, Hui Han, Wenning Li, Keying Fu, Huiluan Su, Wentan Xu, Jiali Wei
AIM: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the major cause of end-stage renal disease(ESRD) in Asia and its pathogenesis is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IL1R1 and IL-1R2 may be associated with susceptibility to IgAN. In this study, we study the association between genetic variants of IL-1R1 and IL-1R2 and IgA nephropathy risk in the Chinese Han population. RESULT: In the allelic model analysis, the rs10490571 and rs3917225 were associated with a 1...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445757/action-of-antimicrobial-peptides-on-bacterial-and-lipid-membranes-a-direct-comparison
#11
Joseph E Faust, Pei-Yin Yang, Huey W Huang
The bacterial membrane represents an attractive target for the design of new antibiotics to combat widespread bacterial resistance. Understanding how antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and other membrane-active agents attack membranes could facilitate the design of new, effective antimicrobials. Despite intense study of AMPs on model membranes, we do not know how well the mechanism of attack translates to real biological membranes. To that end, we have characterized the attack of AMPs on Escherichia coli cytoplasmic membranes and directly compared this action to model membranes...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445749/equilibrium-ensembles-for-insulin-folding-from-bias-exchange-metadynamics
#12
Richa Singh, Rohit Bansal, Anurag Singh Rathore, Gaurav Goel
Earliest events in the aggregation process, such as single molecule reconfiguration, are extremely important and the most difficult to characterize in experiments. To this end, we have used well-tempered bias exchange metadynamics simulations to determine the equilibrium ensembles of an insulin molecule under amyloidogenic conditions of low pH and high temperature. A bin-based clustering method that uses statistics accumulated in bias exchange metadynamics trajectories was employed to construct a detailed thermodynamic and kinetic model of insulin folding...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445747/physical-and-functional-characterization-of-a-viral-genome-maturation-complex
#13
Teng-Chieh Yang, David Ortiz, Qin Yang, Rolando W De Angelis, Saurarshi J Sanyal, Carlos E Catalano
Genome packaging is strongly conserved in the complex double-stranded DNA viruses, including the herpesviruses and many bacteriophages. In these cases, viral DNA is packaged into a procapsid shell by a terminase enzyme. The packaging substrate is typically a concatemer composed of multiple genomes linked in a head-to-tail fashion, and terminase enzymes perform two essential functions: 1) excision of a unit length genome from the concatemer (genome maturation) and 2) translocation of the duplex into a procapsid (genome packaging)...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445659/adalimumab-plus-methotrexate-for-uveitis-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Athimalaipet V Ramanan, Andrew D Dick, Ashley P Jones, Andrew McKay, Paula R Williamson, Sandrine Compeyrot-Lacassagne, Ben Hardwick, Helen Hickey, Dyfrig Hughes, Patricia Woo, Diana Benton, Clive Edelsten, Michael W Beresford
Background Adalimumab, a fully human anti-tumor necrosis factor α monoclonal antibody, is effective in the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). We tested the efficacy of adalimumab in the treatment of JIA-associated uveitis. Methods In this multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, we assessed the efficacy and safety of adalimumab in children and adolescents 2 years of age or older who had active JIA-associated uveitis. Patients who were taking a stable dose of methotrexate were randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio to receive either adalimumab (at a dose of 20 mg or 40 mg, according to body weight) or placebo, administered subcutaneously every 2 weeks...
April 27, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445647/how-will-copper-contamination-constrain-future-global-steel-recycling
#15
Katrin Ellen Daehn, Andre Cabrera Serrenho, Julian M Allwood
Copper in steel causes metallurgical problems, but is pervasive in end-of-life scrap and cannot currently be removed commercially once in the melt. Contamination can be managed to an extent by globally trading scrap for use in tolerant applications and dilution with primary iron sources. However, the viability of long-term strategies can only be evaluated with a complete characterization of copper in the global steel system and this is presented in this paper. The copper concentration of flows along the 2008 steel supply chain is estimated from a survey of literature data and compared with estimates of the maximum concentration that can be tolerated in steel products...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445639/toward-covalent-organic-frameworks-bearing-three-different-kinds-of-pores-the-strategy-for-construction-and-cof-to-cof-transformation-via-heterogeneous-linker-exchange
#16
Cheng Qian, Qiao-Yan Qi, Guo-Fang Jiang, Fu-Zhi Cui, Yuan Tian, Xin Zhao
Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are an emerging class of crystalline porous organic materials which are fabricated via reticular chemistry. Their topologic structures can be precisely predicted on the basis of the structures of building blocks. However, constructing COF with complicated structures has remained a great challenge, due to the limited strategies that can access to structural complexity of COFs. In this work, we have developed a new approach to produce COFs bearing three different kinds of pores...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445633/advanced-glycation-end-products-in-recent-onset-psychosis-indicate-early-onset-of-cardiovascular-risk
#17
Julia M Hagen, Arjen L Sutterland, Maarten W Koeter, Rene Lutter, Dan Cohen, Lieuwe de Haan
OBJECTIVE: Profoundly increased mortality rates in schizophrenia, largely caused by a higher risk and earlier onset of cardiovascular disease, remain a major challenge. During the human lifespan, advanced glycation end products (AGEs) accumulate, and their concentration is strongly linked to cardiovascular mortality. AGE accumulation can be accelerated by several pathways, including oxidative stress. METHODS: From March 2015 through January 2016, a case-control study including 111 patients with a recent-onset psychosis, 135 controls from a validation cohort, and 286 healthy controls was performed...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445627/psychosocial-wellbeing-after-living-kidney-donation-a-longitudinal-prospective-study
#18
Hannah Maple, Joseph Chilcot, John Weinman, Nizam Mamode
Living kidney donation (LKD) has become routine practice across the world as the gold standard treatment of end-stage renal failure. Whilst the physical risks and harms of LKD surgery are well documented, relatively little is known about psychosocial outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether it was possible to quantify the psychosocial impact of LKD. A prospective longitudinal study of 93 living kidney donors was performed. Data were collected pre-operatively, and 3 and 12 months after donation...
April 26, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445607/fractal-characteristics-of-the-microvascular-network-a-useful-index-to-assess-vascularization-level-of-porous-silk-fibroin-biomaterial
#19
Kuihua Zhan, Lun Bai, Qinqin Wu, Derong Lei, Guangqian Wang
The neovascularization of biomaterials for tissue engineering is not only related to growth of capillaries but also involves appropriate hierarchy distribution of the microvessels. In this study, we proposed hierarchy distribution contrast method which can assess vascular transport capacity, in order to examine the hierarchy distribution of the neovessels during vascularization of the porous silk fibroin biomaterials implanted into rats and its evolution. The results showed that the fractal characteristics appeared toward the end of the vascularization stages, and the structure of the microvascular network after 3 weeks of implantation was similar to the fractal microvascular tree with bifurcation exponent x=3 and fractal dimension D=1...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445592/polo-like-kinase-1-is-a-proviral-host-factor-for-hepatitis-b-virus-replication
#20
Ahmed M Diab, Adrien Foca, Floriane Fusil, Thomas Lahlali, Pascal Jalaguier, Fouzia Amirache, Lia N'Guyen, Nathalie Isorce, François-Loïc Cosset, Fabien Zoulim, Ourania M Andrisani, David Durantel
Chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection is a major risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and current treatments for CHB and HCC are perfectible. Herein, we identified cellular Serine/Threonine Polo-like-kinase 1 (PLK1) as a positive effector of HBV replication. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the proviral role of PLK1 in HBV biosynthesis and validate PLK1 inhibition a potential antiviral strategy. To this end, we employed physiologically relevant HBV infection models of Primary Human Hepatocytes (PHH) and differentiated HepaRG cells, in conjunction with pharmacologic PLK1 inhibitors, siRNA-mediated knockdown, and overexpression of constitutively active PLK1 (PLK1(CA) )...
April 26, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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