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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783273/clinical-and-genetic-features-of-congenital-myasthenic-syndromes-due-to-chat-mutations-case-report-and-literature-review
#1
Pinar Arican, Pinar Gencpinar, Dilek Cavusoglu, Nihal Olgac Dundar
Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) are neuromuscular transmission disorders caused by mutations in genes encoding neuromuscular junction proteins. CMS due to choline acetyltransferase (CHAT) gene is characterized by episodic apnea. We report a case of a 12-month-old female patient presented with recurrent episodic apnea carrying a mutation in CHAT gene, p.I336T. Furthermore, we describe the genetic and clinical findings in 44 CMS patients due to CHAT mutations in the literature up to date. Episodes of apnea and respiratory insufficiency are the hallmarks of CHAT mutations...
May 21, 2018: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782606/-68-ga-psma-and-11-c-choline-comparison-using-a-tri-modality-pet-ct-mri-3-0-t-system-with-a-dedicated-shuttle
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Omar Alonso, Gerardo Dos Santos, Margarita García Fontes, Henia Balter, Henry Engler
Background: The aim of this study was to prospectively compare the detection rate of 68 Ga-PSMA versus 11 C-Choline in men with prostate cancer with biochemical recurrence and to demonstrate the added value of a tri-modality PET/CT-MRI system. Methods: We analysed 36 patients who underwent both 11 C-Choline PET/CT and 68 Ga-PSMA PET/CT scanning within a time window of 1-2 weeks. Additionally, for the 68 Ga-PSMA scan, we used a PET/CT-MRI (3.0 T) system with a dedicated shuttle, acquiring MRI images of the pelvis...
2018: Eur J Hybrid Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781364/pet-ct-analysis-of-21-patients-with-breast-cancer-physiological-distribution-of-18-f-choline-and-diagnostic-pitfalls
#3
Fathinul Fikri Ahmad Saad, Mohd Hazeman Zakaria, Bahunu Appanna
Objectives 18 F-choline is a useful tracer for detecting tumours with high lipogenesis. Knowledge of its biodistribution pattern is essential to recognise physiological variants. The aim of this study was to describe the physiologic distribution of 18 F-choline and pitfalls in patients with breast cancer. Methods Twenty-one consecutive patients with breast cancer (10 premenopausal and 11 postmenopausal women; mean age, 52.82 ± 10.71 years) underwent 18 F-choline positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) for staging...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781300/quaternary-ammonium-compounds-in-roots-and-leaves-of-capparis-spinosa-l-from-saudi-arabia-and-italy-investigation-by-hplc-ms-and-1-h-nmr
#4
Amal Al-Tamimi, Mohamad Khatib, Giuseppe Pieraccini, Nadia Mulinacci
Capparis spinosa L. is a perennial plant typical of the Mediterranean flora and a multipurpose plant used for curing various human ailments. Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs), as constituents of Capparaceae, play important roles in protecting against abiotic stress. Aim of this work was to determine QACs in root and leaves of caper from two proveniences. The presence of stachydrine, choline, glycine betaine and homo-stachydrine has been confirmed by high resolution MS, while 1 H NMR was applied to quantify the main QACs in the aqueous extracts...
May 21, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778240/the-autonomic-neural-mechanism-of-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-tachycardia
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Hung-Yu Chang, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Ruey Chen, Yu-Hui Chou, Wei-Lun Lin, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Wei-Hsian Yin, An-Ning Feng, Shih-Ann Chen
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) originating from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) are generally considered as benign arrhythmias, with ECG morphology showing LBBB pattern and inferior axis. Pathogenic mechanisms in the genesis of RVOT VT/VPC remain largely unknown. We aimed to investigate the neural mechanism in RVOT ventricular arrhythmias in canine model. METHODS: Twelve mongrel dogs (13.7 ± 1...
July 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777984/lc-ms-analysis-to-determine-the-biodistribution-of-a-polymer-coated-ilomastat-ocular-implant
#6
Abeer H A Mohamed-Ahmed, Alastair Lockwood, Hala Fadda, Shivam Madaan, Peng T Khaw, Steve Brocchini, Kersti Karu
Ilomastat is a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor (MMPi) that has shown the potential to inhibit scarring (fibrosis) by mediating healing after injury or surgery. A long lasting ocular implantable pharmaceutical formulation of ilomastat is being developed to mediate the healing process to prevent scarring after glaucoma filtration surgery. The ilomastat implant was coated with water permeable and biocompatible phosphoryl choline polymer (PC1059) displayed extended slow release of ilomastat in vitro and in vivo...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776435/fecal-aliquot-straw-technique-fast-allows-for-easy-and-reproducible-subsampling-assessing-interpersonal-variation-in-trimethylamine-n-oxide-tmao-accumulation
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Kymberleigh A Romano, Kimberly A Dill-McFarland, Kazuyuki Kasahara, Robert L Kerby, Eugenio I Vivas, Daniel Amador-Noguez, Pamela Herd, Federico E Rey
BACKGROUND: Convenient, reproducible, and rapid preservation of unique biological specimens is pivotal to their use in microbiome analyses. As an increasing number of human studies incorporate the gut microbiome in their design, there is a high demand for streamlined sample collection and storage methods that are amenable to different settings and experimental needs. While several commercial kits address collection/shipping needs for sequence-based studies, these methods do not preserve samples properly for studies that require viable microbes...
May 18, 2018: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775856/a-simple-ultrasensitive-electrochemical-sensor-for-simultaneous-determination-of-gallic-acid-and-uric-acid-in-human-urine-and-fruit-juices-based-on-zirconia-choline-chloride-gold-nanoparticles-modified-carbon-paste-electrode
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Seyed Alireza Shahamirifard, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Zahra Razmi, Shaaker Hajati
The determination of gallic acid (GA) and uric acid (UA) is essential due to their biological properties. Numerous methods have been reported for the analysis of GA and UA in various real samples. However, the development of a simple, rapid and practical sensor still remains a great challenge. Here, a carbon paste electrode (CPE) was modified by nanocomposite containing zirconia nanoparticles (ZrO2 NPs), Choline chloride (ChCl) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to construct ZrO2 -ChCl-AuNPs/CPE as electrochemical sensor for the simultaneous electro-oxidation of GA and UA...
May 8, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775722/inflammatory-and-oxidative-mechanisms-potentiate-bifenthrin-induced-neurological-alterations-and-anxiety-like-behavior-in-adult-rats
#9
Brahim Gargouri, Harsharan S Bhatia, Michèle Bouchard, Bernd L Fiebich, Hamadi Fetoui
Bifenthrin (BF) is a synthetic pyrethroid pesticide widely used in several countries to manage insect pests on diverse agricultural crops. Growing evidence indicates that BF exposure is associated with an increased risk of developing neurodegenerative disorders. However, the mechanisms by which BF induces neurological and anxiety alterations in the frontal cortex and striatum are not well known. The present in vivo study was carried out to determine whether reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated oxidative stress (OS) and neuroinflammation are involved in such alterations...
May 15, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772260/oxime-assisted-reactivation-of-tabun-inhibited-acetylcholinesterase-analysed-by-active-site-mutations
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Maja Katalinić, Goran Šinko, Nikolina Maček Hrvat, Tamara Zorbaz, Anita Bosak, Zrinka Kovarik
The antidotal property of oximes is attributed to their ability to reactivate acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibited by organophosphorus compounds (OP) such as pesticides and nerve warfare agents. Understanding their interactions within the active site of phosphylated AChE is of great significance for the search for more efficient reactivators, especially in the case of the most resistant OP to reactivation, tabun. Therefore, herein we studied the interactions and reactivation of tabun-inhibited AChE by site-directed mutagenesis and a series of bispyridinium oximes...
May 14, 2018: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770848/imaging-biomarkers-from-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-are-associated-with-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-brain-metastases-from-breast-cancer
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Bang-Bin Chen, Yen-Shen Lu, Chih-Wei Yu, Ching-Hung Lin, Tom Wei-Wu Chen, Shwu-Yuan Wei, Ann-Lii Cheng, Tiffany Ting-Fang Shih
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate the correlation of survival outcomes with imaging biomarkers from multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with brain metastases from breast cancer (BMBC). METHODS: This study was approved by the institutional review board. Twenty-two patients with BMBC who underwent treatment involving bevacizumab on day 1, etoposide on days 2-4, and cisplatin on day 2 in 21-day cycles were prospectively enrolled for a phase II study...
May 16, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769578/metabolomic-profile-of-systemic-sclerosis-patients
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Federica Murgia, Silvia Svegliati, Simone Poddighe, Milena Lussu, Aldo Manzin, Tatiana Spadoni, Colomba Fischetti, Armando Gabrielli, Luigi Atzori
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease of unknown aetiology characterized by vascular lesions, immunological alterations and diffuse fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. Since recent evidence suggests that there is a link between metabolomics and immune mediated disease, serum metabolic profile of SSc patients and healthy controls was investigated by 1 H-NMR and GC-MS techniques. The results indicated a lower level of aspartate, alanine, choline, glutamate, and glutarate in SSc patients compared with healthy controls...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768974/brain-phospholipid-precursors-administered-post-injury-reduce-tissue-damage-and-improve-neurological-outcome-in-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury
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Orli Thau-Zuchman, Rita Noutel Gomes, Simon Christopher Dyall, Meirion Davis, John V Priestley, Martine Groenendijk, Martijn DE Wilde, Jordi Lopez-Tremoleda, Adina T Michael-Titus
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to cellular loss, destabilisation of membranes, disruption of synapses and altered brain connectivity, and increased risk of neurodegenerative disease. A significant and long-lasting decrease in phospholipids (PL), essential membrane constituents, has recently been reported in plasma and brain tissue, in human and experimental TBI. We hypothesised that supporting PL synthesis post-injury could improve outcome after TBI. We tested this hypothesis using a multi-nutrient combination designed to support the biosynthesis of phospholipids and available for clinical use...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767697/perspective-structure-function-claims-on-infant-formula
#14
John C Wallingford
In the context of a food product label, the term "claim" refers to information that attributes value to the product. The term extends to many different types of information, from product identity, descriptors of intended use, and identification of characteristic properties to the physiologic effects in the body of substances in the food, including the reduction of risk of disease. Food labeling, which includes claims, provides information that consumers want and use to improve their diets. Consumers prefer short statements on the front label claims to longer, more detailed information, including ingredients statements and a nutrition panel...
May 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765403/effect-of-maternal-administration-of-edible-bird-s-nest-on-the-learning-and-memory-abilities-of-suckling-offspring-in-mice
#15
Yong Xie, Hongliang Zeng, Zhiji Huang, Hui Xu, Qunyan Fan, Yi Zhang, Baodong Zheng
Although human brains continue developing throughout the underage developmental stages, the infancy period is considered the most important one for the whole life. It has been reported that sialic acid from edible bird's nest (EBN) can facilitate the development of brain and intelligence. In this study, by oral administration of EBN to female mice during the pregnancy or lactation period, the effects of EBN on the levels of sialic acid in mouse milk were determined using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
2018: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764936/attachment-of-phosphorylcholine-residues-to-pneumococcal-teichoic-acids-and-modification-of-substitution-patterns-by-the-phosphorylcholine-esterase
#16
Franziska Waldow, Thomas P Kohler, Nathalie Heß, Dominik Schwudke, Sven Hammerschmidt, Nicolas Gisch
The bacterial lung pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae has a unique nutritional requirement for exogenous choline and attaches phosphorylcholine ( P -Cho) residues to the Gal pN Ac moieties of its teichoic acids (TAs) in its cell wall. Two phosphorylcholine transferases, LicD1 and LicD2, mediate the attachment of P -Cho to the O -6 positions of the two Gal pN Ac residues present in each repeating unit of pneumococcal TAs (pnTAs), of which only LicD1 has been determined to be essential. At the molecular level, the specificity of the P -Cho attachment to pnTAs by LicD1 and LicD2 remains still elusive...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764315/effects-of-egg-consumption-and-choline-supplementation-on-plasma-choline-and-trimethylamine-n-oxide-in-a-young-population
#17
Bruno S Lemos, Isabel Medina-Vera, Olga V Malysheva, Marie A Caudill, Maria Luz Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Plasma trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) concentrations have been associated with cardiovascular disease risk. Eggs are a rich source of choline, which is a precursor of TMAO. OBJECTIVE: The effects of egg intake versus daily choline supplementation were evaluated on plasma choline and TMAO in a young, healthy population. METHODS: Thirty participants (14 males, 16 females; 25.6 ± 2.3 years; body mass index = 24.3 ± 2.9 kg/m2 ) were enrolled in this 13-week crossover intervention...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762076/the-degeneration-of-the-vestibular-efferent-neurons-after-intratympanic-gentamicin-administration
#18
Qianru Wu, Yibo Zhang, Chunfu Dai, Yu Kong, Lijun Pan
Intratympanic gentamicin (ITG) has been used to treat refractory Ménière's disease. Disequilibrium after ITG was still a challenge for some patients, and the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Our previous study demonstrated that gentamicin distributed in the bilateral vestibular efferent neurons (VEN) after ITG; however, does it lead to VEN damage and cause further disequilibrium in patients following ITG? In this study, we observed severe damaged gentamicin-positive neurons of VEN and severe fractured myelin layer plates around neural fibers when viewed under transmission electron microscopy at day 3 after ITG...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761169/prolonged-cenicriviroc-therapy-reduces-hepatic-fibrosis-despite-steatohepatitis-in-a-diet-induced-mouse-model-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Annie J Kruger, Bryan C Fuchs, Ricard Masia, Jacinta A Holmes, Shadi Salloum, Mozhdeh Sojoodi, Diego S Ferreira, Stephanie M Rutledge, Peter Caravan, Nadia Alatrakchi, Pam Vig, Eric Lefebvre, Raymond T Chung
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a progressive liver disease projected to become the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver transplantation in the next decade. Cenicriviroc (CVC), a dual chemokine receptor 2 and 5 antagonist, prevents macrophage trafficking and is under clinical investigation for the treatment of human NASH fibrosis. We assessed the efficacy and durability of short and prolonged CVC therapy in a diet-induced mouse model of NASH, the choline deficient, L-amino acid-defined, high-fat diet (CDAHFD) model...
May 2018: Hepatology communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761010/central-cholinergic-system-mediates-working-memory-deficit-induced-by-anesthesia-surgery-in-adult-mice
#20
Xiao Zhang, Xuliang Jiang, Lili Huang, Weitian Tian, Xuemei Chen, Xiyao Gu, Weifeng Yu, Jie Tian, Diansan Su
Background: Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is consistently associated with increased morbidity and mortality, which has become a major concern of patients and caregivers. Although POCD occurs mainly in aged patients, it happens at any age. Previous studies demonstrated that anesthesia/surgery had no effects on reference memory of adult mice. However, whether it impairs working memory remains unclear. Working memory deficit would result in many deficits of executive function...
May 2018: Brain and Behavior
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