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Saliha Shamshad, Muhammad Shahid, Marina Rafiq, Sana Khalid, Camille Dumat, Muhammad Sabir, Behzad Murtaza, Abu Bakr Umer Farooq, Noor S Shah
Despite significant recent advancement in research, biogeochemical behavior of heavy metals with respect to their applied form is still topical. Moreover, metal toxicity to plants may vary with their stage of development/maturity. Therefore, this study for the first time evaluated the influence of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and citric acid (CA) on cadmium (Cd) accumulation and toxicity to germinating and young pea seedlings as well as in younger and older leaves. The experimental setup of current study consisted of two separate studies...
January 9, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Varikasuvu Seshadri Reddy, Munikumar Manne, Pragathi Duggina, Neelakant Varma
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) has been widely accepted as a serological biomarker. IMA has been proposed as a simple and novel marker of oxidative stress in preeclampsia (PE). This systematic review and diagnostic test accuracy meta-analysis aims to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of this novel serological biomarker, IMA to detect PE. METHODS: A systematic search of major databases was performed to identify all published diagnostic accuracy studies on IMA...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
D Rose Ewald, Susan C J Sumner
Far from being just "bugs in our guts," the microbiota interacts with the body in previously unimagined ways. Research into the genome and the microbiome has revealed that the human body and the microbiota have a long-established but only recently recognized symbiotic relationship; homeostatic balance between them regulates body function. That balance is fragile, easily disturbed, and plays a fundamental role in human health-our very survival depends on the healthy functioning of these microorganisms. Increasing rates of cardiovascular, autoimmune, and inflammatory diseases, as well as epidemics in obesity and diabetes in recent decades are believed to be explained, in part, by unintended effects on the microbiota from vaccinations, poor diets, environmental chemicals, indiscriminate antibiotic use, and "germophobia...
January 9, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
V Mucci, J M Canceri, R Brown, M Dai, S Yakushin, S Watson, A Van Ombergen, V Topsakal, P H Van de Heyning, F L Wuyts, C J Browne
INTRODUCTION: Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) is a neurological condition typically characterized by a sensation of motion, that persists longer than a month following exposure to passive motion (e.g., cruise, flight, etc.). The most common form of MdDS is motion triggered (MT). However, recently it has been acknowledged that some patients develop typical MdDS symptoms without an apparent motion trigger. These cases are identified here as spontaneous or other onset (SO) MdDS. This study aimed to address similarities and differences between the MdDS subtypes...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurology
Hao Wu, Jingui Liu, Sen Miao, Yue Zhao, Hongji Zhu, Mingqiang Qiao, Per Erik Joakim Saris, Jianjun Qiao
To overcome the adverse impacts of environmental stresses during growth, different adaptive regulation mechanisms can be activated in Lactococcus lactis In this study, the transcription levels of eight transcriptional regulators of L. lactis subsp. lactis F44 under acid stress was analyzed using qRT-PCR. Eight overexpressed strains were then constructed to examine their influences on acid resistant capability. Overexpressing ythA, a PspC family transcriptional regulator, increased the survival rate by 3.2-fold compared with the control at the lethal pH 3...
January 5, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Ilya O Velegzhaninov, Vitaly A Ievlev, Yana I Pylina, Dmitry M Shadrin, Olesya M Vakhrusheva
Different organisms, cell types, and even similar cell lines can dramatically differ in resistance to genotoxic stress. This testifies to the wide opportunities for genetic and epigenetic regulation of stress resistance. These opportunities could be used to increase the effectiveness of cancer therapy, develop new varieties of plants and animals, and search for new pharmacological targets to enhance human radioresistance, which can be used for manned deep space expeditions. Based on the comparison of transcriptomic studies in cancer cells, in this review, we propose that there is a high diversity of genetic mechanisms of development of genotoxic stress resistance...
January 2, 2018: Biomedicines
Sarah Robertson, Mark R Miller
Air pollution is a growing public health concern of global significance. Acute and chronic exposure is known to impair cardiovascular function, exacerbate disease and increase cardiovascular mortality. Several plausible biological mechanisms have been proposed for these associations, however, at present, the pathways are incomplete. A seminal review by the American Heart Association (2010) concluded that the thrombotic effects of particulate air pollution likely contributed to their effects on cardiovascular mortality and morbidity...
January 3, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
Can Ince
This paper introduces the concept of personalized physiological medicine that is specifically directed at the needs of the critically ill patient. This differs from the conventional view of personalized medicine, characterized by biomarkers and gene profiling, instead focusing on time-variant changes in the pathophysiology and regulation of various organ systems and their cellular and subcellular constituents. I propose that personalized physiological medicine is composed of four pillars relevant to the critically ill patient...
December 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Amy A McConnell, Terri L Messman-Moore, Kim L Gratz, David DiLillo
Prior research has examined how posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are influenced by the experience of different types of rape, defined according to the method of coercion used. This work, which classifies rape experiences as either forcible or substance-involved, has yielded mixed findings regarding differences in PTSD symptoms as a function of rape type. Based on recent evidence indicating significant heterogeneity within substance-involved rapes, the present study utilized a novel four-group conceptualization of rape type to examine differences in PTSD symptom severity and associated factors across rape type...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
K Narooei, M Arman
In this research, the exponential stretched based hyperelastic strain energy was generalized to the hyper-viscoelastic model using the heredity integral of deformation history to take into account the strain rate effects on the mechanical behavior of materials. The heredity integral was approximated by the approach of Goh et al. to determine the model parameters and the same estimation was used for constitutive modeling. To present the ability of the proposed hyper-viscoelastic model, the stress-strain response of the thermoplastic elastomer gel tissue at different strain rates from 0...
December 23, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Jun Ye, Christopher Rensing, Jianqiang Su, Yong-Guan Zhu
In real environment, it is unlikely that contaminants exist singly; environmental contamination with chemical mixtures is a norm. However, the impacts of chemical mixtures on environmental quality and ecosystem health have been overlooked in the past. Among the complex interactions between different contaminants, their relationship with the rise of antibiotic resistance (AR) is an emerging environmental concern. In this paper, we review recent progresses on how chemicals or chemical mixtures promote AR. We propose that, through co-selection, agents causing stress to bacteria may induce AR...
December 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
Noha Ayman Ghallab
OBJECTIVES: The holy grail of biomarker research in periodontology is to develop a high impact diagnostics which have a significant impact on clinical decision-making, patient outcomes and healthcare providers. In the field of periodontal diagnostics, oral fluid-based biomarkers have been studied mainly in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and saliva. METHODS: A literature search was performed using the Cochrane library and PubMed databases from 2000 to January 2017...
December 23, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
Chen Xin, Ning Tian, Meng Li, Huaizhou Wang, Ningli Wang
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The reconstruction of aqueous outflow drainage (RAOD) has recently been proposed to aid in restoring aqueous outflow drainage in primary open-angle glaucoma. However, the mechanism of RAOD remains to be fully understood. Based on literature review and research studies, the potential mechanisms of RAOD are the following: (i) Circumferential dilation of the Schlemm's canal (SC) and surrounding collector channels. (ii) Instant formation of microcracks through RAOD procedures...
December 22, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
Thomas Münzel, Andreas Daiber
Epidemiological, preclinical and interventional clinical studies have demonstrated that environmental stressors are associated with health problems, namely cardiovascular diseases. According to estimations of the World Health Organization environmental risk factors account for an appreciable part of global deaths and life years spent with disability. This Forum issue addresses the impact of the environmental risk factors traffic noise exposure, air pollution by particulate matter, mental stress / loneliness as well as the life style risk factor (water-pipe) smoking on health and disease with focus on the cardiovascular system...
December 26, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
Lawson Wulsin, James Herman, Julian F Thayer
BACKGROUND: Devising novel prevention strategies for metabolic disorders will depend in part on the careful elucidation of the common pathways for developing metabolic risks. The neurovisceral integration model has proposed that autonomic imbalance plays an important role in the pathway from acute and chronic stress to cardiovascular disease. Though generally overlooked by clinicians, autonomic imbalance (sympathetic overactivity and/or parasympathetic underactivity) can be measured and modified by methods that are available in primary care...
December 22, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Antonio Chirumbolo, Flavio Urbini, Antonino Callea, Alessandro Lo Presti, Alessandra Talamo
One of the more visible effects of the societal changes is the increased feelings of uncertainty in the workforce. In fact, job insecurity represents a crucial occupational risk factor and a major job stressor that has negative consequences on both organizational well-being and individual health. Many studies have focused on the consequences about the fear and the perception of losing the job as a whole (called quantitative job insecurity), while more recently research has begun to examine more extensively the worries and the perceptions of losing valued job features (called qualitative job insecurity)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
Andrew P Allen, Caoilainn Doyle, Seán Commins, Richard A P Roche
Elucidating the impact of healthy cognitive ageing and dementia on autobiographical memory (AM) may help deepen our theoretical understanding of memory and underlying neural changes. The distinction between episodic and semantic autobiographical memory is particularly informative in this regard. Psychological interventions, particularly those involving reminiscence or music, have led to differential effects on episodic and semantic autobiographical memory. We propose that executive function is a key mediator of psychological therapies on autobiographical memory...
December 12, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
Marco Cascella, Sabrina Bimonte
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a multifactorial process with a huge number of predisposing, causal, and precipitating factors. In this scenario, the neuroinflammation and the microglial activation play a pivotal role by triggering and amplifying a complex cascade involving the immuno-hormonal activation, the micro circle alterations, the hippocampal oxidative stress activation and, finally, an increased blood-brain barrier's permeability. While the role of anesthetics in the POCD's genesis in humans is debated, a huge number of preclinical studies have been conducted on the topic and many mechanisms have been proposed to explain the potential neurodegenerative effects of general anesthetics...
November 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
Ashish Kumar Srivastava, Yuming Lu, Gaurav Zinta, Zhaobo Lang, Jian-Kang Zhu
Throughout their lives, plants sense many developmental and environmental stimuli, and activation of optimal responses against these stimuli requires extensive transcriptional reprogramming. To facilitate this activation, plant mRNA contains untranslated regions (UTRs) that significantly increase the coding capacity of the genome by producing multiple mRNA variants from the same gene. In this review we compare UTRs of arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) and rice (Oryza sativum) at the genome scale to highlight their complexity in crop plants...
December 6, 2017: Trends in Plant Science
Judith H J Urlings, Ariane Cuenen, Tom Brijs, Mark Lutin, Ellen M M Jongen
BACKGROUND: Elderly drivers are an increasing group in society. Previous research has found that functional and cognitive abilities are more important for driving abilities than biological age. In an attempt to conserve independent mobility for elderly drivers, many researchers have focused on elderly drivers diagnosed with cognitive decline (mild cognitive impairment or mild Dementia). This study is the first to focus on elderly drivers with cognitive complaints or suspected of diminished fitness to drive by an (in)formal caregiver as an at-risk group...
December 10, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
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