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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334728/changing-treatment-paradigms-for-the-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Jong Pil Im, Byong Duk Ye, You Sun Kim, Joo Sung Kim
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic and progressive inf lammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract causing bowel damage, hospitalizations, surgeries, and disability. Although there has been much progress in the management of IBD with established and evolving therapies, most current approaches have failed to change the natural course. Therefore, the treatment approach and follow-up of patients with IBD have undergone a significant change. Usage of immunosuppressants and/or biologics early during the course of the disease, known as top-down or accelerated step-up approach, was shown to be superior to conventional management in patients who had been recently diagnosed with IBD...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334627/testosterone-dhea-and-dhea-s-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
REVIEW
Błażej Misiak, Dorota Frydecka, Olga Loska, Ahmed A Moustafa, Jerzy Samochowiec, Justyna Kasznia, Bartłomiej Stańczykiewicz
Neuroactive steroids, including testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate (DHEA-S) might play an important role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing the levels of testosterone, DHEA and DHEA-S in patients with schizophrenia and healthy controls. We searched electronic databases from their inception until Oct 29, 2017. Effect size (ES) estimates were calculated as Hedges' g. Data analysis was performed using random-effects models...
January 9, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334550/chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-subsequent-hiv-viral-load-among-women-with-hiv-initiating-antiretroviral-therapy
#3
Sarah J Willis, Stephen R Cole, Daniel Westreich, Andrew Edmonds, Christopher B Hurt, Svenja Albrecht, Kathryn Anastos, Michael Augenbraun, Margaret Fischl, Audrey L French, Aley G Kalapila, Roksana Karim, Marion G Peters, Michael Plankey, Eric C Seaberg, Phyllis C Tien, Adaora A Adimora
OBJECTIVE(S): One in four persons living with HIV is coinfected with HCV. Biological and behavioral mechanisms may increase HIV viral load among coinfected persons. Therefore, we estimated the longitudinal effect of chronic HCV on HIV suppression after ART initiation among women with HIV (WWH). DESIGN: HIV RNA was measured every six months among 441 WWH in the Women's Interagency HIV Study who initiated ART from 2000-2015. METHODS: Log-binomial regression models were used to compare the proportion of study visits with detectable HIV RNA between women with and without chronic HCV...
January 13, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334476/biological-control-of-botrytis-cinerea-interactions-with-native-vineyard-yeasts-from-washington-state
#4
Xuefei Wang, Dean A Glawe, Elizabeth K Kramer, David M Weller, Patricia Ann Okubara
Native yeasts are of increasing interest to researchers, grape growers, and vintners because of their potential for biocontrol activity, and their contributions to the aroma, flavor and mouthfeel qualities of wines. To assess biocontrol activity, we tested 11 yeasts from Washington vineyards, representing isolates of Candida saitoana, Curvibasidium pallidicorallinum, Metschnikowia chrysoperlae, Metschnikowia pulcherrima, Meyerozyma guilliermondii, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Wickerhamomyces anomalus, for ability to colonize 'Thompson Seedless' grape berries, inhibit the growth of Botrytis cinerea in vitro, and suppress disease symptoms on isolated berries...
January 15, 2018: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334431/activation-state-of-circulating-eosinophils-in-nasal-polyposis
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Vincent Dupuch, Arlette Tridon, Sylvie Ughetto, Stéphane Walrand, Benjamin Bonnet, Claude Dubray, Aude Virlogeux, Marie-Paule Vasson, Nicolas Saroul, Thierry Mom, Laurent Gilain, Bertrand Evrard
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is a common disease with an uncertain pathophysiology. It is characterized by polyps rich in eosinophils, with an activation status already investigated at the tissue level. In a group of CRSwNP patients, we assessed the activation status of circulating eosinophils in the blood before migration into tissues. METHODS: Thirteen patients with CRSwNP and 16 healthy volunteers were enrolled. Several biologic parameters were studied: blood count of eosinophils; plasma eosinophil cationic protein; oxidative metabolism by chemiluminescence at baseline or when activated by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate or platelet-activating factor, with or without interleukin-5 (IL-5); percent of granulosar cells; and mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) by flow cytometry...
January 15, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334397/recombinant-phosphatidylserine-binding-nanobodies-for-targeting-of-extracellular-vesicles-to-tumor-cells-a-plug-and-play-approach
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Sander A A Kooijmans, Jerney J J M Gitz-Francois, Raymond M Schiffelers, Pieter Vader
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are increasingly being recognized as candidate drug delivery systems due to their ability to functionally transfer biological cargo between cells. However, manipulation of targeting properties of EVs through engineering of the producer cells can be challenging and time-consuming. As a novel approach to confer tumor targeting properties to isolated EVs, we generated recombinant fusion proteins of nanobodies against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) fused to phosphatidylserine (PS)-binding domains of lactadherin (C1C2)...
January 15, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334241/transcriptional-regulation-on-the-gene-expression-signature-in-combined-allergic-rhinitis-and-asthma-syndrome
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Zhengdao Mao, Yujia Shi, Qi Cao, Yi Chen, Yun Sun, Zhiguang Liu, Qian Zhang, Mao Huang
AIM: This study was intended to evaluate transcriptional regulation of gene expression signatures in combined allergic rhinitis and asthma syndrome (CARAS). MATERIALS & METHODS: The blood samples of three patients with CARAS, three patients with allergic rhinitis and three normal controls were obtained. The cuffdiff, miRDeep2 and DEGseq were used to quantify the expression of genes and miRNAs, respectively. And p-value < 0.01 and false discovery rate < 0...
January 15, 2018: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334179/functionalized-nanoparticles-efficiently-enhancing-the-targeted-delivery-tumor-penetration-and-anticancer-activity-of-7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin
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Xun Liu, Jingxing Si, Qianzhi Zhang, Qian Huang, Danxia Gu, Hao Yang, Xu Chen, Youqing Shen, Meihua Sui
The enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect of tumors is much more complex than initially defined, and it alone is not sufficient for targeted delivery of nanosized agents. Meanwhile, poor tumor penetration is another major challenge for the treatment of solid tumors using nanoparticles. Development of delivery systems for SN38, the active metabolite of CPT-11 in human and a very potent anticancer molecule, has become an attractive research area. PEGx -p(HEMASN38)y (x and y are viable), a prodrug synthesized by using polyethylene glycol (PEG) as initiator and SN38 as monomer through atom transfer radical polymeration (ATRP) method, is previously reported...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334173/microfluidic-templated-multicompartment-microgels-for-3d-encapsulation-and-pairing-of-single-cells
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Liyuan Zhang, Kaiwen Chen, Haoyue Zhang, Bo Pang, Chang-Hyung Choi, Angelo S Mao, Hongbing Liao, Stefanie Utech, David J Mooney, Huanan Wang, David A Weitz
Controlled encapsulation and pairing of single cells within a confined 3D matrix can enable the replication of the highly ordered cellular structure of human tissues. Microgels with independently controlled compartments that can encapsulate cells within separately confined hydrogel matrices would provide precise control over the route of pairing single cells. Here, a one-step microfluidic method is presented to generate monodisperse multicompartment microgels that can be used as a 3D matrix to pair single cells in a highly biocompatible manner...
January 15, 2018: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334152/dynamic-coordination-of-eu-iminodiacetate-to-control-fluorochromic-response-of-polymer-hydrogels-to-multistimuli
#10
Gengsheng Weng, Srinivas Thanneeru, Jie He
New fluorochromic materials that reversibly change their emission properties in response to their environment are of interest for the development of sensors and light-emitting materials. A new design of Eu-containing polymer hydrogels showing fast self-healing and tunable fluorochromic properties in response to five different stimuli, including pH, temperature, metal ions, sonication, and force, is reported. The polymer hydrogels are fabricated using Eu-iminodiacetate (IDA) coordination in a hydrophilic poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) matrix...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333790/crohn-s-disease-behavior-and-location-is-altered-when-associated-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Oren Iny, Henit Yanai, Shay Matalon, Erwin Santo, Oren Shibolet, Iris Dotan, Nitsan Maharshak
BACKGROUND: Up to 3.4% of Crohn's disease (CD) patients will be diagnosed with concomitant primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Despite the worldwide increase incidence of CD, data on the clinical characteristics of PSC-CD patients are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To clinically characterize CD in patients who have concomitant PSC. METHODS: A retrospective case-control analysis was conducted with 18 CD patients with concomitant PSC who attended the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center between 2011-2014 (PSC-CD patients)...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333748/near-infrared-light-sensitive-polyvinyl-alcohol-hydrogel-photoresist-for-spatiotemporal-control-of-cell-instructive-3d-microenvironments
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Xiao-Hua Qin, Xiaopu Wang, Markus Rottmar, Bradley J Nelson, Katharina Maniura-Weber
Advanced hydrogel systems that allow precise control of cells and their 3D microenvironments are needed in tissue engineering, disease modeling, and drug screening. Multiphoton lithography (MPL) allows true 3D microfabrication of complex objects, but its biological application requires a cell-compatible hydrogel resist that is sufficiently photosensitive, cell-degradable, and permissive to support 3D cell growth. Here, an extremely photosensitive cell-responsive hydrogel composed of peptide-crosslinked polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) is designed to expand the biological applications of MPL...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333473/charge-migration-and-charge-transfer-in-molecular-systems
#13
REVIEW
Hans Jakob Wörner, Christopher A Arrell, Natalie Banerji, Andrea Cannizzo, Majed Chergui, Akshaya K Das, Peter Hamm, Ursula Keller, Peter M Kraus, Elisa Liberatore, Pablo Lopez-Tarifa, Matteo Lucchini, Markus Meuwly, Chris Milne, Jacques-E Moser, Ursula Rothlisberger, Grigory Smolentsev, Joël Teuscher, Jeroen A van Bokhoven, Oliver Wenger
The transfer of charge at the molecular level plays a fundamental role in many areas of chemistry, physics, biology and materials science. Today, more than 60 years after the seminal work of R. A. Marcus, charge transfer is still a very active field of research. An important recent impetus comes from the ability to resolve ever faster temporal events, down to the attosecond time scale. Such a high temporal resolution now offers the possibility to unravel the most elementary quantum dynamics of both electrons and nuclei that participate in the complex process of charge transfer...
November 2017: Structural Dynamics (Melville, N.Y.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333267/type-1-diabetes-genome-wide-association-studies-not-to-be-lost-in-translation
#14
REVIEW
Flemming Pociot
Genetic studies have identified >60 loci associated with the risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D). The vast majority of these are identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) using large case-control cohorts of European ancestry. More than 80% of the heritability of T1D can be explained by GWAS data in this population group. However, with few exceptions, their individual contribution to T1D risk is low and understanding their function in disease biology remains a huge challenge. GWAS on its own does not inform us in detail on disease mechanisms, but the combination of GWAS data with other omics-data is beginning to advance our understanding of T1D etiology and pathogenesis...
December 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333205/high-aspect-ratio-induced-spontaneous-generation-of-monodisperse-picolitre-droplets-for-digital-pcr
#15
Xiaonan Xu, Haojun Yuan, Ruyuan Song, Miao Yu, Ho Yin Chung, Youmin Hou, Yuhe Shang, Hongbo Zhou, Shuhuai Yao
Droplet microfluidics, which involves micrometer-sized emulsion droplets on a microfabricated platform, has been demonstrated as a unique system for many biological and chemical applications. Robust and scalable generation of monodisperse droplets at high throughput is of fundamental importance for droplet microfluidics. Classic designs for droplet generation employ shear fluid dynamics to induce the breakup of droplets in a two-phase flow and the droplet size is sensitive to flow rate fluctuations, often resulting in polydispersity...
January 2018: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332801/a-highly-selective-colorimetric-and-ratiometric-fluorescent-probe-for-nh2nh2-and-its-bioimaging
#16
Hai Xu, Biao Gu, Yaqian Li, Zhen Huang, Wei Su, Xiaoli Duan, Peng Yin, Haitao Li, Shouzhuo Yao
In this work, we report a novel approach which employed substrate-triggered intramolecular addition-cyclization cascade to develop a highly selective fluorescent probe E)-3-(4-(1H-phenanthro[9,10-d]imidazol-2-yl)phenyl)-1-(2-hydroxylphenyl) prop-2-en-1-one (P-OH) for NH2NH2. The new sensing mechanism of P-OH for NH2NH2 was investigated in detail by fluorescence spectroscopy, 1H NMR titration, mass spectrometry and control experiments. The synthesized probe showed ratiometric fluorescent response to NH2NH2 with naked-eye color changes from yellow to colorless...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332708/management-of-psoriasis-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-from-the-medical-board-of-the-national-psoriasis-foundation
#17
REVIEW
Scott M Whitlock, Clinton W Enos, April W Armstrong, Alice Gottlieb, Richard G Langley, Mark Lebwohl, Joseph F Merola, Caitriona Ryan, Michael P Siegel, Jeffrey M Weinberg, Jashin J Wu, Abby S Van Voorhees
BACKGROUND: There is a significant association between psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Many treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are also used for IBD. OBJECTIVE: To assess therapeutic options for patients with psoriasis and concurrent IBD. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed for clinical studies of biologic and systemic psoriasis medications in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease, for the period from January 1, 1947, to February 14, 2017...
February 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332593/facile-synthesis-crystal-structure-dft-calculation-and-biological-activities-of-4-2-fluorophenyl-3-3-methoxybenzyl-1h-1-2-4-triazol-5-4h-one-5
#18
Muhammad Saleem, Muhammad Rafiq, Yeon Ki Jeong, Dae Won Cho, Chong-Hyeak Kim, Sung-Yum Seo, Chang-Shik Choi, Seong-Karp Hong, Ki-Hwan Lee
BACKGROUND: In the past few decades, the design, synthesis and characterization of novel heterocyclic compounds with auspicious biological profile received the considerable attention of scientific community. Among them, the small and simple organic molecular backbone like triazole moiety have broad spectrum of applications in the medicinal as well as diagnostic areas. OBJECTIVE: The objective of present study was the synthesis, characterization and exploration of biological profile of 4-(2-fluorophenyl)-3-(3-methoxybenzyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5(4H)-one (5)...
January 12, 2018: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332566/stimuli-responsive-nanoparticles-for-controlled-anti-cancer-drug-release
#19
Qi Tang, Bing Yu, Lilong Gao, Hailin Cong, Na Song, Chenghao Lu
Conventional drugs used for cancer chemotherapy have severe toxic side effects and show individually varied therapeutic responses. The convergence of nanotechnology, biology, material science and pharmacy offers a perspective strategy for cancer chemotherapy. Nanoparticles loaded with anti-cancer drug have been designed to overcome the limitations associated with conventional drugs, several nanomedicines have been approved by FDA and shown good performances in clinical practice. However, the therapeutic efficacies cannot be enhanced...
January 10, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332348/sorafenib-combined-with-radiofrequency-ablation-as-treatment-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Lin Chen, Xingming Ma, Xin Liu, Xiaomeng Cui
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a combination of sorafenib and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Biology Medicine disc (CBMdisc), WanFang Database, for all years up to January 2017. Pooled analyses of overall survival (OS), tumor- free survival, recurrence rates and adverse events were performed...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
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