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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149778/the-changes-of-th17-treg-and-related-cytokines-il-17-il-23-il-10-and-tgf-%C3%AE-in-respiratory-syncytial-virus-bronchiolitis-rat-model
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Meng Gao, Liang-Xiao Liu, Fu-Ling Wu, Xuejing Zhang, Ying-Ying Li, Tao Shi, De-Zhi Li, Ting-Ting Han
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of bronchiolitis and hospitalization that lead to high morbidity and mortality among young infants. T helper 17 (Th17) cells and regulatory T cells (Tregs) play essential roles in the pathogenesis of autoimmune, cancer, and inflammatory diseases. However, whether changes in T-cell subsets are related to the systemic immune responses in RSV-caused bronchiolitis merit further investigation. Three-week-old Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into the normal control (NC) and RSV bronchiolitis (RSV-B) groups...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149648/dried-plum-alleviates-symptoms-of-inflammatory-arthritis-in-tnf-transgenic-mice
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Faryal Mirza, Joseph Lorenzo, Hicham Drissi, Francis Y Lee, Do Y Soung
Dried plum (DP), a rich source of polyphenols has been shown to have bone-preserving properties in both animal models of osteoporosis and postmenopausal women. We evaluated if DP alleviated the destruction of joints in transgenic mice (TG) that overexpress human tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a genetic model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A four-week treatment of 20% DP diet in TG slowed the onset of arthritis and reduced bone erosions in the joints compared to TG on a regular diet. This was associated with fewer tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) positive cells, suggesting decreased osteoclastogenesis...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149325/the-iuphar-bps-guide-to-pharmacology-in-2018-updates-and-expansion-to-encompass-the-new-guide-to-immunopharmacology
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Simon D Harding, Joanna L Sharman, Elena Faccenda, Chris Southan, Adam J Pawson, Sam Ireland, Alasdair J G Gray, Liam Bruce, Stephen P H Alexander, Stephen Anderton, Clare Bryant, Anthony P Davenport, Christian Doerig, Doriano Fabbro, Francesca Levi-Schaffer, Michael Spedding, Jamie A Davies
The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY (GtoPdb, www.guidetopharmacology.org) and its precursor IUPHAR-DB, have captured expert-curated interactions between targets and ligands from selected papers in pharmacology and drug discovery since 2003. This resource continues to be developed in conjunction with the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) and the British Pharmacological Society (BPS). As previously described, our unique model of content selection and quality control is based on 96 target-class subcommittees comprising 512 scientists collaborating with in-house curators...
November 15, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148604/biomass-derived-n-doped-carbons-with-silica-supported-ultrasmall-zno-nanoparticles-robust-catalysts-for-the-green-synthesis-of-benzimidazoles
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Bo Chen, Chan Zhang, Libo Niu, Xiaozhen Shi, Huiling Zhang, Xingwang Lan, Guoyi Bai
Ultrasmall ZnO nanoparticles anchored on N-doped carbons with silica support (ZnO/SiO2-NC) were fabricated from chitosan and metal ions using a one-pot self-assembly strategy, and were successfully applied to the synthesis of 2-arylbenzimidazoles under mild conditions. These catalysts showed excellent stability and could be used six times without loss of conversion and selectivity. Using silica gel and biomass chitosan as a source of hydrophilic N-doped carbon facilitated the uniform dispersion of the ZnO nanoparticles in methanol and therefore their contact with reactants, contributing to a high catalytic performance...
November 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147846/hcg-administration-after-endogenous-lh-rise-negatively-influences-pregnancy-rate-in-modified-natural-cycle-for-frozen-thawed-euploid-blastocyst-transfer-a-pilot-study
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Katarzyna Litwicka, Cecilia Mencacci, Cristiana Arrivi, Maria Teresa Varricchio, Alina Caragia, Maria Giulia Minasi, Ermanno Greco
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether in a modified natural cycle (modified-NC) for a frozen-thawed single euploid blastocyst transfer, a critical LH value, above which human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration should be avoided, may be defined. METHODS: One hundred and sixty-seven patients underwent modified natural cycle in order to transfer a single frozen-thawed euploid blastocyst. All embryos were obtained by intracytoplasmic sperm injection and were biopsied at the blastocyst stage and analyzed by means of array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147791/completed-sequence-and-corrected-annotation-of-the-genome-of-maize-iranian-mosaic-virus
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Abozar Ghorbani, Keramatollah Izadpanah, Ralf G Dietzgen
Maize Iranian mosaic virus (MIMV) is a negative-sense single-stranded RNA virus that is classified in the genus Nucleorhabdovirus, family Rhabdoviridae. The MIMV genome contains six open reading frames (ORFs) that encode in 3΄ to 5΄ order the nucleocapsid protein (N), phosphoprotein (P), putative movement protein (P3), matrix protein (M), glycoprotein (G) and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (L). In this study, we determined the first complete genome sequence of MIMV using Illumina RNA-Seq and 3'/5' RACE. MIMV genome ('Fars' isolate) is 12,426 nucleotides in length...
November 16, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147789/erythrocyte-nuclear-abnormalities-in-astyanax-lacustris-in-response-to-landscape-characteristics-in-two-neotropical-streams
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Lucilene Finoto Viana, Yzel Rondon Súarez, Claudia Andrea Lima Cardoso, Julio César Jut Solórzano, Bruno do Amaral Crispim, Alexeia Barufatti Grisolia, Sidnei Eduardo Lima-Junior
The objective of this research was to evaluate land use and occupation in the landscape surrounding two neotropical streams of the Upper Paraná River in Brazil and to investigate if the water from these streams induces erythrocyte nuclear abnormalities in Astyanax lacustris. We observed that the areas surrounding the streams are predominantly used for agricultural purposes (73.46% of the total area), followed by buildings (15.21%). Only 8.78% of the area consisted of forest fragments. We observed higher frequencies of micronuclei in erythrocytes of A...
November 17, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147010/epithelial-folliculin-is-involved-in-airway-inflammation-in-workers-exposed-to-toluene-diisocyanate
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Duy L Pham, Tu Hk Trinh, Ga-Young Ban, Seung-Hyun Kim, Hae-Sim Park
Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) exposure can directly activate and damage airway epithelium. Folliculin (FLCN) is a protein expressed by human airway epithelial cells (HAECs) to maintain airway epithelial integrity and survival. This study investigated the involvement of FLCN in the pathogenesis of TDI-induced occupational asthma (OA). Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to measure serum levels of FLCN in TDI-exposed subjects (93 TDI-OA patients and 119 asymptomatic exposed controls (AEC)), 200 non-occupational asthma (NOA) patients and 71 unexposed healthy normal controls (NCs)...
November 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146625/cyanotic-congenital-heart-disease-following-fertility-treatments-in-the-united-states-from-2011-to-2014
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Alireza A Shamshirsaz, Zhoobin H Bateni, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Sara E Arian, Hadi Erfani, Amir A Shamshirsaz, Alfred Abuhamad, Karin A Fox, Susan M Ramin, Amirhossein Moaddab, Shiraz A Maskatia, Bahram Salmanian, Keila N Lopez, Pardis Hosseinzadeh, Amy K Schutt, Ahmed A Nassr, Jimmy Espinoza, Gary A Dildy, Michael A Belfort, Steven L Clark
OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk for cyanotic congenital heart diseases (CCHDs) among live births in the USA, resulting from various forms of infertility treatments. METHODS: This study is a cross-sectional analysis of live births in the USA from 2011 to 2014. Infertility treatments are categorised into two of the following groups on birth certificates: assisted reproductive technology (ART) fertility treatment (surgical egg removal; eg, in vitro fertilisation and gamete intrafallopian transfer) and non-ART fertility treatment (eg, medical treatment and intrauterine insemination)...
November 16, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145917/short-term-effects-of-the-empathic-talk-the-role-of-perceived-empathy-interpersonal-dispositions-and-vagal-tone-on-experiencing-depth
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Michele Dufey, Juan Enrique Wilson
The present study examines the immediate impact of empathic attitudes on the receiver, by comparing an empathic conversation (EC) with a neutral one (NC) on experiencing depth (EXP), perceived empathy and vagal tone. We also evaluate if empathy effects depend on personality dispositions relevant to interpersonal functioning. An experimental, counterbalanced, within-subject design was implemented wherein participants (n = 27, age M = 22.6, SD = 4.0, 52% females) talked about a personal, meaningful topic for 20 minutes under both the EC and NC conditions...
November 17, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145083/composition-and-functional-group-characterization-of-extracellular-polymeric-substances-eps-in-activated-sludge-the-impacts-of-polymerization-degree-of-proteinaceous-substrates
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Bin-Bin Wang, Xue-Ting Liu, Jian-Meng Chen, Dang-Cong Peng, Feng He
Characteristics of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) in activated sludge strongly depend on wastewater substrates. Proteinaceous substrates (ProS) present in heterogeneous polymeric form are intrinsic and important parts of wastewater substrates for microorganisms in activated sludge systems. However, correlations between ProS and characteristics of EPS are scarce. This study systematically explored the impacts of monomeric (Mono-), low polymeric (LoP-) and high polymeric (HiP-) ProS on compositions and functional groups of EPS in activated sludge...
November 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145018/nitrogen-phosphorus-dual-doped-molybdenum-carbide-molybdenum-phosphide-carbon-nanospheres-for-efficient-hydrogen-evolution-over-the-whole-ph-range
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Jing-Qi Chi, Wen-Kun Gao, Jia-Hui Lin, Bin Dong, Kai-Li Yan, Jun-Feng Qin, Zi-Zhang Liu, Yong-Ming Chai, Chen-Guang Liu
MoO4(2-)@aniline-pyrrole (MoO4(2-)@polymer) spheres as precursors have been used to synthesize unique core-shell nanostructure consisting of molybdenum carbide and molybdenum phosphide composites encapsulated into uniformly dual N, P-doped carbon shells (Mo2C/MoP@NPC) through a facile two-step strategy. Firstly, porous core-shell N-doped Mo2C@C (Mo2C@NC) nanospheres have been synthesized with ultrafine Mo2C nanoparticles as core and ultrathin NC as shell by a annealing route. Secondly, Mo2C/MoP@NPC has been obtained maintaining intact spherical-like morphology through a phosphidation reaction in high temperature...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144119/self-assembly-driven-aggregation-induced-emission-of-copper-nanoclusters-a-novel-technology-for-lighting
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Yi Liu, Dong Yao, Hao Zhang
Because of the specific properties including HOMO-LUMO electronic transition, size-dependent fluorescent emission, and intense light absorption, metal nanoclusters (NCs) have been considered to be one of the most competitive color conversion materials in light-emitting diodes (LEDs). However, the monotonous emission color and the low emission stability and intensity of individual metal NCs strongly limit their universal application. Inspired by the concept of "aggregation-induced emission" (AIE), the utilization of highly ordered metal NC assemblies opens a door to resolve these problems...
November 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144032/microrna-106b-overexpression-alleviates-inflammation-injury-of-cardiac-endothelial-cells-by-targeting-blnk-via-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Zhe An, Guang Yang, Wei Nie, Jin Ren, Dan Wang
We aim to investigate whether microRNA-106b (miR-106b) affects the inflammation injury of cardiac endothelial cells (ECs) by targeting B-cell linker (BLNK) via the NF-κB signaling pathway. Human cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (HCMECs) were assigned into the control, hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R), negative control (NC), pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC), miR-106b mimic, miR-106b inhibitor, and si-BLNK and miR-106b inhibitor + si-BLNK groups. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting were conducted for miR-106b expression and expressions of BLNK, interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, NF-κB, pIκBα, BTK, and PLC-γ2...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144029/neck-circumference-a-valuable-anthropometric-measurement-to-detect-metabolic-syndrome-among-different-age-groups-in-china
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Ting Cui, Ban-Huao Yan, Zhan Liu, Hui Yang, Michael Gyan, Yu-Xia Ma
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between neck circumference (NC) and metabolic syndrome (MS) in Chinese residents and to explore the cut-off points of NC for MS in different age groups. METHODS: In all, 4227 Chinese adults (18-90 years) were enrolled in the study and divided into three subgroups (young, middle-aged and elderly) according to their ages. The compared data for the subjects included anthropometric indicators and biochemical detection indices...
November 16, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144017/a-new-and-important-relationship-between-mirna-147a-and-pdpk1-in-radiotherapy
#16
Li-Juan Wang, Na-Na Li, Sai-Juan Xu, Fan Zhang, Ming-Hua Hao, Xian-Jun Yang, Xin-Hua Cai, Pei-Yong Qiu, Hong-Long Ji, Ping Xu
It was found that the expression level of miR-147a was significantly increased and the pathway of PI3K/AKT was dramatically inhibited after radiation. In view of the relationship between miRNA and target genes, we put forward the question, what is the relationship between PI3K /AKT and miR-147a? In order to find the answer to the question, we used bioinformatics techniques to analyze the relationship between miR-147 (a or b) and PI3K/AKT signaling pathway. miR-147a overexpression plasmid and PDPK1 3'UTR luciferase reporter gene plasmid were constructed...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143973/effects-of-microrna-24-targeting-c-myc-on-apoptosis-proliferation-and-cytokine-expressions-in-chondrocytes-of-rats-with-osteoarthritis-via-mapk-signaling-pathway
#17
Yuan-Hao Wu, Wei Liu, Lei Zhang, Xiao-Ya Liu, Yi Wang, Bin Xue, Bin Liu, Ran Duan, Bo Zhang, Yang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether microRNA-24 (miR-24) targeting C-myc affects chondrocytes of rats with osteoarthritis (OA) via the MAPK signaling pathway. METHODS: Thirty rats were assigned as a sham group and an OA group (established as OA rat models by cutting the anterior cruciate ligaments and removing 1/3 medial meniscus). TUNEL staining and immunohistochemistry were conducted for cell apoptosis index (AI) and positive expression rate of C-myc protein. Enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay (ELISA) was carried out for serum level of IL-1β and TNF-α...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142461/analysis-of-inpatient-payments-of-breast-cancer-patients-with-different-medical-insurance-coverages-in-china-mainland-in-2011-2015
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Rui Li, Liang Zhang, Jinxia Yang, Yue Cai, Wanqing Chen, Lan Lan, Ming Xue, Qun Meng
Objective: An understanding of the levels and trends of medical cost is made for breast cancer patients with different medical insurance coverages in China (mainland), in an attempt to offer a clue to further control the costs. Methods: The inpatient payments of 9,716,180 breast cancer patients spent in medical institutions of different types and grades during 2011-2015 were collected from the inpatient medical record home page (IMRHP) dataset. The data were then processed with SAS (Version 9...
October 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140932/characteristics-of-treatment-experienced-hiv-infected-african-children-and-adolescents-initiating-darunavir-and-or-etravirine-based-antiretroviral-treatment
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Bethany Corrigan, Irene Mukui, Lloyd Mulenga, Nobuhle Mthethwa, Mosilinyane Letsie, Stephanie Bruno, Natella Rakhmanina
BACKGROUND: Data are limited on the selection and sequencing of second and third-line pediatric antiretroviral treatment (ART) in resource-limited settings. This study aimed to evaluate characteristics of African pediatric patients initiated on darunavir (DRV) and/or etravirine (ETR) through a specific drug donation program. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of baseline immunologic, virologic and demographic characteristics of children and adolescents initiating DRV- and/or ETR-based ART...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140931/hemispheric-cerebral-oximetry-monitoring-during-pediatric-seizure-activity-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Thomas J Abramo, Shane McKinney, James Moore, Richard Jacobs, Gregory Albert, Mark Meredith, Nicholas Hobart Porter, Elizabeth Storm, Errin Willis, Cruz Velasco Gonzalez, Hailey Hargrave, Brad Schneider, Gergory Sharp
BACKGROUND: Sustained neuronal activity during seizures causes cellular perturbations, alterations in cerebral physiology, and potentially neurological injury, a neurological emergency. With variable clinical manifestations of seizures, frequent failure of seizure recognition by providers in pediatric and developmentally challenged patients can increase seizure complications. Neuroresuscitation should include rapid cerebral physiology assessment for increased seizure recognition and optimal neurological outcomes...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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