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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647987/-distribution-of-hiv-1-subtypes-among-foreign-patients-in-guangzhou-between-2008-and-2010-and-in-2015
#1
Z G Han, H Wu, C Y Liang, K Gao, H X Mai, Y S Cai, H F Xu
Objective: To understand the characteristic of subtype distribution among foreigners who were living with HIV-1, in Guangzhou. Methods: HIV-1 RNAs were extracted from 114 serum specimens in foreigners diagnosed with HIV-1 infections between 2008 and 2010, and in 2015. Partial pol gene of HIV-1 genome from these RNA samples were amplified by nested reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (nested-PCR) with nucleotide sequenced. Subsequently, phylogenetic tree was reconstructed using the pol sequences of samples and references...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647986/-studies-on-the-serum-types-and-identification-efficiency-on-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-diarrhea-patients-in-zhejiang-province
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F Yu, R N Wang, X Chen, S F Zheng, Y Y Wang, Y Chen
Objective: To investigate the serotypes of Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) isolated from diarrheal patients in Zhejiang province and to explore the identification efficiency of serological screening methods. Methods: Serological agglutination tests were carried out in 696 strains of DEC (through the identification of virulence genes) which were selected from the Infectious Diarrhea Pathogen Monitoring Network Strain Bank of Zhejiang province, from July 2009 to June 2013. Results of virulence genes, serological identification and classification were compared...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647493/associations-between-the-dbh-gene-plasma-dopamine-%C3%AE-hydroxylase-activity-and-cognitive-measures-in-han-chinese-patients-with-schizophrenia
#3
Zuoli Sun, Yun Ma, Wenbiao Li, Jing He, Jun Li, Xue Yang, Peixian Mao, Joseph F Cubells, Yilang Tang
The dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE) systems modulate cognitive function. Dopamine β-hydroxylase (DβH) converts DA to NE, and its activity is under strong genetic control. This study examines the association of plasma DβH (pDβH) activity, DBH gene polymorphisms (-1021C>T, rs1611115 and 444G>A, rs1108580) and cognitive deficits in Han Chinese patients with schizophrenia. We assessed pDβH activity and cognitive function using the Verbal Fluency Test (VFT), Trail Making Test (TMT) A-B, Stroop color-word test and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) in 200 patients with schizophrenia before and after 8weeks of antipsychotic treatment (96 patients completed assessments at baseline and post-treatment)...
June 21, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646462/diagnostic-utility-of-pet-ct-with-18-f-dopa-and-18-f-fdg-in-persistent-or-recurrent-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-the-importance-of-calcitonin-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-cutoff
#4
Ana Reyes Romero-Lluch, Juan Ignacio Cuenca-Cuenca, Raquel Guerrero-Vázquez, Antonio Jesús Martínez-Ortega, Juan Luis Tirado-Hospital, Isabel Borrego-Dorado, Elena Navarro-González
PURPOSE: This study sought to evaluate and compare the utility of 18-F-fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine ((18)F-DOPA) and 18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for identification of lesions in patients with recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). In addition, we analyzed the correlation between the calcitonin (Ct), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels, each doubling time (DT), and PET positivity. We evaluated the reliability of the 150 pg/mL Ct cutoff set by the American Thyroid Association guidelines for further imaging (including (18)F-DOPA PET/CT)...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646224/role-of-new-immunophenotypic-markers-on-prognostic-and-overall-survival-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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A F O Costa, D L Menezes, L H S Pinheiro, A F Sandes, M A P Nunes, D P Lyra Junior, D M Schimieguel
Despite technological advances, the prognosis and survival of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) adult patients remain low, compared with other hematologic malignancies. Some antigens detected by immunophenotyping may soon play a significant role in the pathophysiologic, prognostic, and overall survival (OS) rate of AML patients. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of PubMed, Scopus, Science Direct, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library (using PRISMA guidelines). We analyzed 11 studies and 13 antigens, detected through the immunophenotyping of 639 patients...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646164/regulation-of-drosophila-lifespan-by-bellwether-promoter-alleles
#6
Júlia Frankenberg Garcia, Mary Anna Carbone, Trudy F C Mackay, Robert R H Anholt
Longevity varies among individuals, but how natural genetic variation contributes to variation in lifespan is poorly understood. Drosophila melanogaster presents an advantageous model system to explore the genetic underpinnings of longevity, since its generation time is brief and both the genetic background and rearing environment can be precisely controlled. The bellwether (blw) gene encodes the α subunit of mitochondrial ATP synthase. Since metabolic rate may influence lifespan, we investigated whether alternative haplotypes in the blw promoter affect lifespan when expressed in a co-isogenic background...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646116/tonic-b-cell-receptor-signaling-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#7
Ondrej Havranek, Jingda Xu, Stefan Köhrer, Zhiqiang Wang, Lisa Becker, Justin M Comer, Jared Henderson, Wencai Ma, John Man Chun Ma, Jason R Westin, Dipanjan Ghosh, Nicholas Shinners, Luhong Sun, Allen F Yi, Anusha R Karri, Jan A Burger, Tomasz Zal, R Eric Davis
We used CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genomic modification to investigate B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling in cell lines of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Three manipulations that altered BCR genes without affecting surface BCR levels showed that BCR signaling differs between the germinal center B-cell (GCB) subtype, which is insensitive to BTK inhibition by ibrutinib, and the activated B-cell (ABC) subtype. Replacing antigen-binding BCR regions had no effect on BCR signaling in GCB-DLBCL lines, reflecting this subtype's exclusive use of tonic BCR signaling...
June 23, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645295/identification-of-the-flotillin-1-2-heterocomplex-as-a-target-of-autoantibodies-in-bona-fide-multiple-sclerosis
#8
S Hahn, G Trendelenburg, M Scharf, Y Denno, S Brakopp, B Teegen, C Probst, K P Wandinger, M Buttmann, A Haarmann, F Szabados, M Vom Dahl, T Kümpfel, P Eichhorn, H Gold, F Paul, S Jarius, N Melzer, W Stöcker, L Komorowski
BACKGROUND: Autoantibodies, in particular those against aquaporin-4 and myelin-oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG), aid as biomarkers in the differential diagnosis of demyelination. Here, we report on discovery of autoantibodies against flotillin in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: The target antigen was identified by histo-immunoprecipitation using the patients' sera and cryosections of rat or pig cerebellum combined with mass spectrometrical analysis...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643153/a-3e8-scfv-cys-ir800-conjugate-targeting-tag-72-in-an-orthotopic-colorectal-cancer-model
#9
Li Gong, Haiming Ding, Nicholas E Long, Brandon J Sullivan, Edward W Martin, Thomas J Magliery, Michael F Tweedle
PURPOSE: Optical surgical navigation (OSN) will be a potent tool to help surgeons more accurately and efficiently remove tumors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a novel humanized 3E8 antibody (3E8 MAb) fragment site-specifically conjugated with IR800, 3E8.scFv.Cys-IR800, as a potential OSN agent to target colorectal adenocarcinoma. PROCEDURES: An engineered single-chain variable fragment of 3E8 MAb (targeted to TAG-72), appending a C-terminal cysteine residue (3E8...
June 22, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642745/structure-of-o-antigen-and-hybrid-biosynthetic-locus-in-burkholderia-cenocepacia-clonal-variants-recovered-from-a-cystic-fibrosis-patient
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A A Hassan, Rita F Maldonado, Sandra C Dos Santos, Flaviana Di Lorenzo, Alba Silipo, Carla P Coutinho, Vaughn S Cooper, Antonio Molinaro, Miguel A Valvano, Isabel Sá-Correia
Burkholderia cenocepacia is an opportunistic pathogen associated with chronic lung infections and increased risk of death in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). In this work, we investigated the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of clinical variants of B. cenocepacia that were collected from a CF patient over a period of 3.5 years, from the onset of infection until death by necrotizing pneumonia (cepacia syndrome). We report the chemical structure of the LPS molecule of various sequential isolates and the identification of a novel hybrid O-antigen (OAg) biosynthetic cluster...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642740/multigenerational-influences-of-the-fut2-gene-on-the-dynamics-of-the-gut-microbiota-in-mice
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Philipp Rausch, Sven Künzel, Abdulhadi Suwandi, Guntram A Grassl, Philip Rosenstiel, John F Baines
The FUT2 gene encodes an α-1,2-fucosyltransferase responsible for the expression of ABO histo-blood-group antigens on mucosal surfaces and bodily secretions. Individuals who carry at least one functional allele are known as "secretors," whereas those homozygous for loss-of-function mutations are known as "non-secretors." Non-secretor individuals are more susceptible to chronic inflammatory disorders such as Crohn's Disease, which may be mediated by alterations in the microbiota. Here, we investigated the dynamics of microbial community assembly with respect to genotype using a Fut2-deficient mouse model, taking the genotype of the maternal lineage over two generations into account...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640386/photoresponsive-smart-coloration-electrochromic-supercapacitor
#12
Tae Gwang Yun, Donghyuk Kim, Yong Ho Kim, Minkyu Park, Seungmin Hyun, Seung Min Han
Electrochromic devices have been widely adopted in energy saving applications by taking advantage of the electrode coloration, but it is critical to develop a new electrochromic device that can undergo smart coloration and can have a wide spectrum in transmittance in response to input light intensity while also functioning as a rechargeable energy storage system. In this study, a photoresponsive electrochromic supercapacitor based on cellulose-nanofiber/Ag-nanowire/reduced-graphene-oxide/WO3 -composite electrode that is capable of undergoing "smart" reversible coloration while simultaneously functioning as a reliable energy-storage device is developed...
June 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639392/high-performance-2-6-v-aqueous-asymmetric-supercapacitors-based-on-in-situ-formed-na0-5-mno2-nanosheet-assembled-nanowall-arrays
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Nawishta Jabeen, Ahmad Hussain, Qiuying Xia, Shuo Sun, Junwu Zhu, Hui Xia
The voltage limit for aqueous asymmetric supercapacitors is usually 2 V, which impedes further improvement in energy density. Here, high Na content Birnessite Na0.5 MnO2 nanosheet assembled nanowall arrays are in situ formed on carbon cloth via electrochemical oxidation. It is interesting to find that the electrode potential window for Na0.5 MnO2 nanowall arrays can be extended to 0-1.3 V (vs Ag/AgCl) with significantly increased specific capacitance up to 366 F g(-1) . The extended potential window for the Na0...
June 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639122/targeting-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-psma-with-f-18-labeled-compounds-the-influence-of-prosthetic-groups-on-tumor-uptake-and-clearance-profile
#14
Vincent Bouvet, Melinda Wuest, Justin J Bailey, Cody Bergman, Nancy Janzen, John F Valliant, Frank Wuest
PURPOSE: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is an important biomarker expressed in the majority of prostate cancers. The favorable positron emission tomography (PET) imaging profile of the PSMA imaging agent 2-(3-(1-carboxy-5-[(6-[(18)F]fluoro-pyridine-3-carbonyl)-amino]-pentyl)-ureido)-pentane-dioic acid [(18)F]DCFPyL in preclinical prostate cancer models and in prostate cancer patients stimulated the development and validation of other fluorine-containing PSMA inhibitors to further enhance pharmacokinetics and simplify production methods...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638724/calcium-electroporation-induces-tumor-eradication-long-lasting-immunity-and-cytokine-responses-in-the-ct26-colon-cancer-mouse-model
#15
Hanne Falk, Patrick F Forde, Marie Lund Bay, Uma Maheswari Mangalanathan, Pernille Hojman, Declan M Soden, Julie Gehl
Electroporation is used in cancer treatment because of its ability to increase local cytotoxicity of e.g. bleomycin (electrochemotherapy) and calcium (calcium electroporation). Calcium electroporation is a novel anticancer treatment that selectively kills cancer cells by necrosis, a cell death pathway that stimulates the immune system due to high release of antigens and "danger signals." In this exploratory study, we aimed to investigate whether calcium electroporation could initiate an anticancer immune response similar to electrochemotherapy...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637804/bioactive-immune-components-of-anti-diarrheagenic-enterotoxigenic-e-coli-etec-hyperimmune-bovine-colostrum-products
#16
Khandra T Sears, Sharon M Tennant, Mardi K Reymann, Raphael Simon, Nicky Konstantopoulos, William C Blackwelder, Eileen M Barry, Marcela F Pasetti
Diarrhea is a common illness among travelers to resource-limited countries, the most prevalent attributable agent being enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC). There are presently no vaccines licensed specifically for the prevention of ETEC-induced traveler's diarrhea (TD), and this has propelled investigation of alternative preventive methods. Colostrum, the first milk expressed after birthing, is rich in immunoglobulins and innate immune components for protection of newborns against infectious agents. Hyperimmune bovine colostrum (HBC) produced by immunization of cows during gestation (and containing high levels of specific antibodies) is a practical and effective prophylactic tool against gastrointestinal illnesses...
June 21, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637537/occult-hiv-infection-in-a-large-sample-of-health-care-users-in-lombardy-italy-in-2014-2015-implications-for-control-strategies
#17
L Scudeller, F Genco, F Baldanti, G Comolli, G Albonico, M Prestia, V Meroni
We estimated the number of people unaware of their human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in our province, Pavia (population 540 000) in Lombardy, Italy, by means of anonymous unlinked testing of 10 044 serum/plasma samples residual from clinical analyses at the outpatient clinic of Policlinico San Matteo in 2014 and 2015. Ethical and legal approval was obtained prior to study start. Samples were irreversibly anonymised, only retaining gender and 5-year age class. Five sample pools were tested for HIV using LIAISON® XL MUREX HIV Ab/Ag (DiaSorin, Saluggia, Italy)...
June 22, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637383/inflammation-induced-osteogenesis-in-a-rabbit-tibia-model
#18
Michiel Croes, Willemijn Boot, Moyo C Kruyt, Harrie Weinans, Behdad Pouran, Yvonne van der Helm, Debby Gawlitta, Charles Vogely, Jacqueline Alblas, Wouter Dhert, F Cumhur Oner
Pathologic conditions associated with bone formation can serve as models to identify bone-promoting mediators. The inflammatory response to bacterial infections generally leads to osteolysis and impaired bone healing, but paradoxically, it can also have pro-osteogenic effects. As a potential model to investigate pro-osteogenic stimuli, this study characterizes the bone formation in an established rabbit tibia model of periprosthetic infection. Our hypothesis was that the infection with Staphylococcus aureus (S...
June 22, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636952/human-leukocyte-antigen-f-presents-peptides-and-regulates-immunity-through-interactions-with-nk-cell-receptors
#19
Charles L Dulberger, Curtis P McMurtrey, Angelique Hölzemer, Karlynn E Neu, Victor Liu, Adriana M Steinbach, Wilfredo F Garcia-Beltran, Michael Sulak, Bana Jabri, Vincent J Lynch, Marcus Altfeld, William H Hildebrand, Erin J Adams
Evidence is mounting that the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecule HLA-F (human leukocyte antigen F) regulates the immune system in pregnancy, infection, and autoimmunity by signaling through NK cell receptors (NKRs). We present structural, biochemical, and evolutionary analyses demonstrating that HLA-F presents peptides of unconventional length dictated by a newly arisen mutation (R62W) that has produced an open-ended groove accommodating particularly long peptides. Compared to empty HLA-F open conformers (OCs), HLA-F tetramers bound with human-derived peptides differentially stained leukocytes, suggesting peptide-dependent engagement...
June 20, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636433/immunogenicity-of-ags-004-dendritic-cell-therapy-in-patients-treated-during-acute-hiv-infection
#20
Cynthia L Gay, Mark A DeBenedette, Irina Y Tcherepanova, Alicia Gamble, Whitney E Lewis, Anna B Cope, JoAnn D Kuruc, Kara S McGee, Mary F Kearney, John M Coffin, Nancie M Archin, Charles B Hicks, Joseph J Eron, Charles A Nicolette, David M Margolis
AGS-004 consists of matured autologous dendritic cells co-electroporated with in vitro transcribed RNA encoding autologous HIV antigens. In an open-label, single arm sub-study of AGS-004-003, AGS-004 was administered monthly to suppressed participants who started antiretroviral therapy (ART) during acute HIV infection. HIV-1 specific T cell responses were measured by multicolor flow cytometry after 3-4 doses. The frequency of resting CD4(+) T-cell infection (RCI) was measured by quantitative viral outgrowth assay...
June 21, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
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