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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791948/multiple-sclerosis
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Bassem I Yamout, Raed Alroughani
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic central nervous system inflammatory disease of autoimmune etiology, mediated by activated T cells with evolving evidence of a significant contribution from B cells and cells of the innate immune system. The disease is thought to be due to a complex interaction between different genetic and environmental factors. The prevalence of MS is rising all over the world, due on one hand to earlier diagnosis and prolonged survival, and on the other to a true increase in incidence of the disease...
April 2018: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791652/inflammatory-myopathy-in-the-context-of-an-unusual-overlapping-laminopathy
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Cristina Guillín-Amarelle, Sofía Sánchez-Iglesias, Antonio Mera, Elena Pintos, Ana Castro-Pais, Leticia Rodríguez-Cañete, Julio Pardo, Felipe F Casanueva, David Araújo-Vilar
Laminopathies are genetic disorders associated with alterations in nuclear envelope proteins, known as lamins. The LMNA gene encodes lamins A and C, and LMNA mutations have been linked to diseases involving fat (type 2 familial partial lipodystrophy [FPLD2]), muscle (type 2 Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy [EDMD2], type 1B limb-girdle muscular dystrophy [LGMD1B], and dilated cardiomyopathy), nerves (type 2B1 Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease), and premature aging syndromes. Moreover, overlapping syndromes have been reported...
May 17, 2018: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791567/immunohistological-study-of-the-effect-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-on-the-angiogenesis-of-mature-root-canals-in-rat-molars
#3
Cleber Keiti Nabeshima, José Edgar Valdivia, Hector Caballero-Flores, Victor Elias Arana-Chavez, Manoel Eduardo de Lima Machado
Tissue bioengineering has been applied to Endodontics to seek a more biological treatment. The presence of blood vessels is crucial for cell nutrition during tissue formation. Objective This study analysed the application of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the angiogenesis of mature root canals. Material and methods Upper first molars of twelve 13-week old Wistar male rats were used. The root pulp of the mesiobuccal canal was removed and the root canal instrumented with K-files up to size #25. Periapical bleeding was induced into the root canal by introducing a #15 K-file beyond the apex...
2018: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791314/analgesic-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-arthritic-properties-of-aqueous-and-methanolic-stem-bark-extracts-from-nauclea-pobeguinii-rubiacee-in-rats
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Mbiantcha Marius, Tsafack Eric Gonzal, Ateufack Gilbert, Nana Yousseu William, Bomba Tatsinkou Francis Désiré, Djuichou Nguemnang Stephanie Flore, Mbankou Ngassam Sorelle, Wego Kamgaing Marius Tresor
Background Nauclea pobeguinii is a plant species found in the centre region of Cameroon. The stem bark of this plant is traditionally used to ease pain and cure inflammation. Method This study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of doses 150 and 300 mg/kg of the aqueous and methanolic stem bark extracts from Nauclea pobeguinii on acute pain, acute and chronic inflammation induced by formalin and arthritis induced by zymosan A in rats. Oxidative stress parameters such as catalase, malondialdehyde and nitric oxide were measured in rats subjected to chronic inflammation...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791181/-cyclic-cushings-syndrome-a-case-study-and-overview
#5
Jana Kollerová, Ján Malina, Andrej Šteňo, Pavol Povinec, Juraj Payer
Cushings syndrome and especially Cushing´s disease represent diagnostically and therapeutically complicated medical situations. In some patients, cyclic changes in cortisol production additionally hamper the diagnosis in terms of source identification and management of hormone overproduction. It may not be clear, whether the patient is cured or not even years after the treatment. It is a rare disorder variant, but we assume that it is underdiagnosed and it´s incidence is actually higher. The article deals with a complicated course of diagnosis and treatment in a patient with cyclic Cushings syndrome...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790427/simulated-microgravity-culture-enhances-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-human-cranial-bone-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Takashi Otsuka, Takeshi Imura, Kei Nakagawa, Looniva Shrestha, Shinya Takahashi, Yumi Kawahara, Taijiro Sueda, Kaoru Kurisu, Louis Yuge
Fundamental cures of central nervous system (CNS) diseases are rarely achieved due to the low regenerative ability of the CNS. Recently, cell-based therapy using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been explored as effective treatments for CNS diseases. Among the various tissue-derived MSCs, we have isolated human cranial bone-derived MSCs (cMSCs) in our laboratory. In addition, we have focused on simulated microgravity (MG) as a valuable culture environment of MSCs. However, the detailed mechanisms underlying functional recovery from the transplantation of MSCs cultured under MG conditions remain unclear...
May 23, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790361/anti-bacterial-effects-of-components-from-sanguisorba-officinalis-l-on-vibrio-vulnificus-and-their-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-inhibitory-activity
#7
Xiang Dong Su, Rui Hong Guo, Seo Young Yang, Young Ho Kim, Young Ran Kim
Sanguisorba officinalis L. is a traditional herbal medicine, which is prevailingly applied to cure hemorrhoids, wounds and ulcers in Eastern Asian countries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the antibacterial and soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibitory effects of the extracts and components from S. officinalis. The methanol extract was divided into ethyl acetate (EtOAc), n-butanol (n-BuOH), and water layers. In our screening procedure, the EtOAc and n-BuOH extracts and compounds (1-2) remarkably suppressed the growth of V...
May 23, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790348/bioinspired-photocatalytic-shark-skin-surfaces-with-antibacterial-and-antifouling-activity-via-nanoimprint-lithography
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Feyza Dundar Arisoy, Kristopher W Kolewe, Benjamin Homyak, Irene S Kurtz, Jessica D Schiffman, James J Watkins
By combining antifouling shark skin patterns with antibacterial titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPs), we present a simple route towards producing durable multifunctional surfaces that decrease microbial attachment and inactivate attached microorganisms. Norland Optical Adhesive (NOA), a UV-crosslinkable adhesive material was loaded with 0, 10, or 50 wt% TiO2 NPs from which shark skin microstructures were imprinted using solvent-assisted soft nanoimprint lithography on a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate...
May 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789956/hepatitis-c-current-controversies-and-future-potential-in-solid-organ-transplantation
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REVIEW
Lucy Somerville, Karen Doucette
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To highlight the changing landscape of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the context of organ transplantation. This focuses on areas of controversy and future potential in the era of highly effective direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents. RECENT FINDINGS: Since the advent of safe and highly effective DAA therapy, HCV infection is now curable in virtually all cases, including organ transplant recipients. Excellent drug tolerability and safety combined with high cure rates across all organ groups means that HCV is no longer a barrier to transplantation or its outcomes...
May 22, 2018: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789784/canine-leishmaniasis-an-overview-of-the-current-status-and-strategies-for-control
#10
REVIEW
Raul Rio Ribeiro, Marilene Suzan Marques Michalick, Manoel Eduardo da Silva, Cristiano Cheim Peixoto Dos Santos, Frédéric Jean Georges Frézard, Sydnei Magno da Silva
Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) is a vector-borne disease caused by Leishmania infantum and is transmitted by female phlebotomine sand flies primarily between animals and secondarily to humans. The course of infection may be different from one individual dog to another, ranging from spontaneous cure to acute evolution that leads to death, if proper management and therapy are not adopted. A parasitological cure is rarely achieved and clinical recurrences in CanL are frequent. Vaccination associated with the use of topical insecticides is undoubtedly the most effective form of prevention and control of the disease...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789723/a-potential-cure-for-the-common-cold
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May 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789664/the-bet-bromodomain-inhibitor-apabetalone-induces-apoptosis-of-latent-hiv-1-reservoir-cells-following-viral-reactivation
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Xuan-Xuan Zhang, Jian Lin, Tai-Zhen Liang, Heng Duan, Xing-Hua Tan, Bao-Min Xi, Lin Li, Shu-Wen Liu
The persistence of latent HIV-1 reservoirs throughout combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) is a major barrier on the path to achieving a cure for AIDS. It has been shown that bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) inhibitors could reactivate HIV-1 latency, but restrained from clinical application due to their toxicity and side effects. Thus, identifying a new type of BET inhibitor with high degrees of selectivity and safety is urgently needed. Apabetalone is a small-molecule selective BET inhibitor specific for second bromodomains, and has been evaluated in phase III clinical trials that enrolled patients with high-risk cardiovascular disorders, dyslipidemia, and low HDL cholesterol...
May 22, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789356/risk-adapted-treatment-of-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-results-from-international-consortium-for-childhood-apl
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Anna Maria Testi, Andrea Pession, Daniela Diverio, David Grimwade, Brenda Gibson, Amilcar Cardoso de Azevedo, Lorena Moran, Guy Leverger, Sarah Elitzur, Henrik Hasle, Jutte van der Werff Ten Bosch, Owen Smith, Marisa De Rosa, Alfonso Piciocchi, Francesco Lo Coco, Robin Foà, Franco Locatelli, Gertjan J L Kaspers
Pediatric acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), a rare childhood neoplasm, can be cured with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and anthracycline. However, most published trials to date have employed high cumulative doses of anthracyclines. Here, we report the outcome of patients with newly diagnosed APL enrolled into the International Consortium for Childhood APL (ICC-APL-01) trial, which reduced anthracycline exposure but extended that of ATRA. The study recruited 258 children/adolescents with molecularly/cytogenetically-proven APL...
May 22, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789314/inhibition-of-atr-acutely-sensitizes-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-to-nucleoside-analogs-that-target-ribonucleotide-reductase
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Sarah E Fordham, Helen J Blair, Claire J Elstob, Ruth Plummer, Yvette Drew, Nicola J Curtin, Olaf Heidenreich, Deepali Pal, David Jamieson, Catherine Park, John Pollard, Scott Fields, Paul Milne, Graham H Jackson, Helen J Marr, Tobias Menne, Gail L Jones, James M Allan
The ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related (ATR) protein kinase promotes cancer cell survival by signaling stalled replication forks generated by replication stress, a common feature of many cancers including acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Here we show that the antileukemic activity of the chemotherapeutic nucleoside analogs hydroxyurea and gemcitabine was significantly potentiated by ATR inhibition via a mechanism involving ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) abrogation and inhibition of replication fork progression...
May 22, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788997/2d-versus-3d-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cultures-for-neurodegenerative-disease-modelling
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REVIEW
Eduarda G Z Centeno, Helena Cimarosti, Angela Bithell
Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), Huntington's disease (HD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), affect millions of people every year and so far, there are no therapeutic cures available. Even though animal and histological models have been of great aid in understanding disease mechanisms and identifying possible therapeutic strategies, in order to find disease-modifying solutions there is still a critical need for systems that can provide more predictive and physiologically relevant results...
May 22, 2018: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788431/novel-treatment-of-cryptococcal-meningitis-via-neurapheresistm-therapy
#16
Gordon J Smilnak, Lefko T Charalambous, Drew Cutshaw, Alykhan M Premji, Charles D Giamberardino, Christi G Ballard, Andrew P Bartuska, Tiffany U Ejikeme, Huaxin Sheng, Laura Zitella Verbick, Blake A Hedstrom, Promila C Pagadala, Aaron R McCabe, John R Perfect, Shivanand P Lad
Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) has emerged as the most common life-threatening fungal meningitis worldwide. Current management involves a sequential, longitudinal regimen of antifungals; despite a significant improvement in survival compared to uniform mortality without treatment, this drug paradigm has not led to a consistent cure. NeurapheresisTM therapy, extracorporeal filtration of yeasts from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in infected hosts, is presented here as a novel, one-time therapy for CM. In vitro filtration of CSF through this platform yielded a five-log reduction in concentration of the yeast and a one-log reduction in its polysaccharide antigen over 24 hours...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788418/efficacy-of-bezlotoxumab-based-on-timing-of-administration-relative-to-start-of-antibacterial-therapy-for-clostridium-difficile-infection
#17
Thomas Birch, Yoav Golan, Giuliano Rizzardini, Erin Jensen, Lori Gabryelski, Dalya Guris, Mary Beth Dorr
Background: The fully human monoclonal antibody bezlotoxumab binds Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile toxin B and reduces recurrence rates in patients with C. difficile infection (CDI) receiving antibacterial treatment for a primary or recurrent episode. Objectives: To investigate whether the timing of bezlotoxumab administration relative to the onset of antibacterial treatment affected clinical outcome in the Phase 3 trials MODIFY I (NCT01241552) and MODIFY II (NCT01513239)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788125/toxin-antitoxin-systems-and-regulatory-mechanisms-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#18
Richard A Slayden, Clinton C Dawson, Jason E Cummings
There has been a significant reduction in annual tuberculosis incidence since the World Health Organization declared tuberculosis a global health threat. However, treatment of M. tuberculosis infections requires lengthy multidrug therapeutic regimens to achieve a durable cure. The development of new drugs that are active against resistant strains and phenotypically diverse organisms continues to present the greatest challenge in the future. Numerous phylogenomic analyses have revealed that the Mtb genome encodes a significantly expanded repertoire of toxin-antitoxin (TA) loci that makes up the Mtb TA system...
June 1, 2018: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788074/efficacy-of-anthelminthic-drugs-and-drug-combinations-against-soil-transmitted-helminths-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#19
Naomi E Clarke, Suhail A R Doi, Kinley Wangdi, Yingxi Chen, Archie C A Clements, Susana V Nery
Background: Periodic mass distribution of benzimidazole anthelminthic drugs is the key strategy to control soil-transmitted helminths (STH) globally. However, benzimidazoles have low efficacy against Trichuris trichiura, and there are concerns about benzimidazole resistance potentially emerging in humans. Therefore, identifying alternative drug regimens is a pressing priority. We present a systematic review and network meta-analysis, comparing the efficacy of 21 different anthelminthic drug regimens, including standard, novel, and combination treatments...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787953/public-perceptions-toward-mental-illness-in-japan
#20
Mami Kasahara-Kiritani, Tomoko Matoba, Saeko Kikuzawa, Junko Sakano, Katsumi Sugiyama, Chikako Yamaki, Mieko Mochizuki, Yoshihiko Yamazaki
AIM: The purpose was to characterize public perceptions in Japan of mental illness and how they related to stigma-related attitudes for the same. METHODS: Data were obtained using a vignette survey conducted as a part of the Stigma in Global Context - Mental Health Study and contained a nationally representative sample (n = 994). The survey was conducted using a multi-mode approach (face-to-face interviews, the drop-off-and-pick-up, postal collection) from September to December 2006, with a multi-stage probability sample of Japanese residents aged 18-64 years...
May 16, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
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