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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150863/family-behaviours-that-have-an-impact-on-the-self-management-activities-of-adults-living-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-synthesis
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J Vongmany, T Luckett, L Lam, J L Phillips
AIMS: To identify family behaviours that adults with Type 2 diabetes' perceive as having an impact on their diabetes self-management. BACKGROUND: Research suggests that adults with Type 2 diabetes perceive that family members have an important impact on their self-management; however, it is unclear which family behaviours are perceived to influence self-management practices. METHODS: This meta-synthesis identified and synthesized qualitative studies from the databases EMBASE, Medline and CINAHL published between the year 2000 and October 2016...
November 18, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150705/novel-polycondensed-biopolyamide-generated-from-biomass-derived-4-aminohydrocinnamic-acid
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Yukie Kawasaki, Nag Aniruddha, Hajime Minakawa, Shunsuke Masuo, Tatsuo Kaneko, Naoki Takaya
Biomass plastics are expected to contribute to the establishment of a carbon-neutral society by replacing conventional plastics derived from petroleum. The biomass-derived aromatic amine 4-aminocinnamic acid (4ACA) produced by recombinant bacteria is applied to the synthesis of high-performance biopolymers such as polyamides and polyimides. Here, we developed a microbial catalyst that hydrogenates the α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid of 4ACA to generate 4-aminohydrocinnamic acid (4AHCA). The ability of 10 microbial genes for enoate and xenobiotic reductases expressed in Escherichia coli to convert 4ACA to 4AHCA was assessed...
November 17, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140232/country-wide-surveillance-of-molecular-markers-of-antimalarial-drug-resistance-in-senegal-by-use-of-positive-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-tests
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Magatte Ndiaye, Doudou Sow, Sidsel Nag, Khadime Sylla, Roger Clement Tine, Jean Louis Ndiaye, Aminata Collé Lo, Oumar Gaye, Babacar Faye, Michael Alifrangis
In Senegal, antimalarial drugs used in treatment and prevention of malaria are one of the main reasons for the current success in controlling malaria. However, the successful control of malaria is highly dependent on continued effectiveness of these drugs which may be compromised by the spread of drug resistance. Therefore, surveillance of drug resistance in the malaria parasites is essential. The objective of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of routinely sampled malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) at a national scale to assess the temporal changes in the molecular profiles of antimalarial drug resistance markers of Plasmodium falciparum parasites...
November 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138678/febuxostat-modulates-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAbp65-tnf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-cardiac-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Sana Irfan Khan, Rajiv Kumar Malhotra, Neha Rani, Anil Kumar Sahu, Ameesha Tomar, Shanky Garg, Tapas Chandra Nag, Ruma Ray, Shreesh Ojha, Dharamvir Singh Arya, Jagriti Bhatia
Xanthine oxidase and xanthine dehydrogenase have been implicated in producing myocardial damage following reperfusion of an occluded coronary artery. We investigated and compared the effect of febuxostat and allopurinol in an experimental model of ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury with a focus on the signaling pathways involved. Male Wistar rats were orally administered vehicle (CMC) once daily (sham and IR + control), febuxostat (10 mg/kg/day; FEB10 + IR), or allopurinol (100 mg/kg/day; ALL100 + IR) for 14 days...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138268/n-acyl-amino-acids-elmiric-acids-endogenous-signaling-molecules-with-therapeutic-potential
#5
Sumner Burstein
The subject of N-acyl amino acid conjugates has been rapidly growing in recent years, especially with regard to their analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions. The field is comprised of a large family of lipid signaling molecules whose importance is only now being fully realized. The most widely studied member is N-arachidonoyl glycine (NAGly), which differs structurally from the endocannabinoid anandamide (N-arachidonoyl ethanolamide) by a single oxygen atom and the two are metabolically related. Topics that are covered in this mini review are: biosynthetic pathways for N-acyl amino acids, receptors for N-acyl amino acids, physiological actions of N-acyl amino acids, pharmacological effects of N-acyl amino acids and molecular mechanisms believed to be responsible for their effects...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136947/the-effect-of-the-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-sitagliptin-on-gentamicin-nephrotoxicity-in-mice
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Yousuf M Al Suleimani, Aly M Abdelrahman, Turan Karaca, Priyadarsini Manoj, Mohammed Ashique, Abderrahim Nemmar, Badreldin H Ali
This study aimed at investigating the possible ameliorative effects of sitagliptin in mice with gentamicin (GEN) nephrotoxicity. Sitagliptin was given to the animals at an oral dose of 10mgkg(-1) per day for 10days, and in some of these mice, GEN was injected intraperitoneally at a dose of 100mgkg(-1) per day during the last seven days of the treatment. Nephrotoxicity was evaluated histopathologically by light microscopy and biochemically by measuring several indices in plasma, urine and renal cortex homogenates...
November 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136782/effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mononuclear-cells-on-diabetic-nephropathy-in-rats
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Nahla E El-Ashmawy, Eman G Khedr, Hoda A El-Bahrawy, Shimaa A El-Berashy
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is damage to the kidney which can lead to chronic renal failure, eventually requiring dialysis. Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of adult kidney failure worldwide in the developed world. The current work was designed to elucidate the effect of mononuclear cells (MNCs) injection on reverse DN in rats exposed to streptozotocin (STZ) injection compared to metformin as a known hypoglycemic drug, 40 Male rats were divided equally into 4 groups; normal control group, diabetic control group, MNCs group were diabetic rats treated with MNCs (30×10(6) MNCs/rat once iv dose) in the tail vein of the rat, and metformin group were diabetic rats treated with metformin (100mg/kg orally daily dose) for four weeks...
November 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131507/the-disruptive-effect-of-lysozyme-on-the-bacterial-cell-wall-explored-by-an-in-silico-structural-outlook
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Emiliano D Primo, Lisandro H Otero, Francisco Ruiz, Sebastián Klinke, Walter Giordano
The bacterial cell wall, a structural unit of peptidoglycan polymer comprised of glycan strands consisting of a repeating disaccharide motif [N-acetylglucosamine (NAG) and N-acetylmuramylpentapeptide (NAM pentapeptide)], encases bacteria and provides structural integrity and protection. Lysozymes are enzymes that break down the bacterial cell wall and disrupt the bacterial life cycle by cleaving the linkage between the NAG and NAM carbohydrates. Lab exercises focused on the effects of lysozyme on the bacterial cell wall are frequently incorporated in biochemistry classes designed for undergraduate students in diverse fields as biology, microbiology, chemistry, agronomy, medicine, and veterinary medicine...
November 13, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129433/nanoparticulate-specific-effects-of-silver-on-teleost-cardiac-contractility
#9
Neal Ingraham Callaghan, Kenneth Javier Williams, J Craig Bennett, Tyson James MacCormack
Silver nanoparticles (nAg), due to their biocidal properties, are common in medical applications and are used in more consumer products than any other engineered nanomaterial. This growing abundance, combined with their ability to translocate across the epithelium and bioaccumulate, suggests that internalized nAg may present a risk of toxicity to many organisms in the future. However, little experimentation has been devoted to cardiac responses to acute nAg exposure, even though nAg is known to disrupt ion channels even when ionic Ag(+) does not...
November 9, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124636/green-fabrication-of-gold-nanomaterials-using-staphylococcus-warneri-from-sundarbans-estuary-an-effective-recyclable-nanocatalyst-for-degrading-nitro-aromatic-pollutants
#10
Sudip Nag, Arnab Pramanik, Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Maitree Bhattacharyya
Microbial synthesis of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) has attracted considerable attention in recent times due to their exceptional capability for the bioremediation of industrial wastes and also for the treatment of wastewater. A bacterial strain Staphylococcus warneri, isolated from the estuarine mangroves of Sundarbans region produced highly stable GNPs by reducing hydrogen auric chloride (HAucl4) salt using intracellular protein extract. The nanoparticles were characterized utilizing ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and surface enhanced Raman scattering...
November 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121473/polyvinylidene-fluoride-micropore-membranes-as-solid-phase-extraction-disk-for-preconcentration-of-nanoparticulate-silver-in-environmental-waters
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Xiao-Xia Zhou, Yu-Jian Lai, Rui Liu, Shasha Li, Jing-Wen Xu, Jing-Fu Liu
Efficient separation and preconcentration of trace nanoparticulate silver (NAg) from large-volume environmental waters is a prerequisite for reliable analysis and therefore understanding the environmental processes of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). Herein, we report the novel use of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) filter membrane for disk-based solid phase extraction (SPE) of NAg in 1 L of water samples with the disk-based SPE system, which consists of a syringe pump and a syringe filter holder to embed the filter membrane...
November 9, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114494/giardiasis-mimicking-celiac-disease-in-a-patient-of-common-variable-immunodeficiency
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Kumar Saurabh, Vijaya Lakshmi Nag, Daisy Khera, Poonam Elhence
An adolescent boy presented to pediatrics outpatient department with complaints of recurrent diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and pedal edema since 3-4 months, with no relief even after taking treatment. His investigation revealed decreased serum IgA, IgG, and IgM levels with hypoproteinemia. Duodenal biopsy showed features of celiac disease (CD), but tissue transglutaminase IgA was negative. In stool examination, plenty of Giardia lamblia cysts and eggs of Hymenolepis nana were present. He improved on treatment and remained asymptomatic for 4 months...
July 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112683/targeting-de-novo-lipogenesis-as-a-novel-approach-in-anti-cancer-therapy
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Katharina Stoiber, Olga Nagło, Carla Pernpeintner, Siwei Zhang, Andreas Koeberle, Melanie Ulrich, Oliver Werz, Rolf Müller, Stefan Zahler, Theobald Lohmüller, Jochen Feldmann, Simone Braig
BACKGROUND: Although altered membrane physiology has been discussed within the context of cancer, targeting membrane characteristics by drugs being an attractive therapeutic strategy has received little attention so far. METHODS: Various acetyl-CoA carboxylase 1 (ACC1), and fatty acid synthase (FASN) inhibitors (like Soraphen A and Cerulenin) as well as genetic knockdown approaches were employed to study the effects of disturbed phospholipid composition on membrane properties and its functional impact on cancer progression...
November 7, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101811/ameliorative-potential-of-sitagliptin-and-or-resveratrol-on-experimentally-induced-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Ahmed M Kabel, Aliaa Atef, Remon S Estfanous
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of sitagliptin with or without resveratrol on carcinogen-induced clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Sixty male Wistar rats were divided into 6 equal groups as follows: control; clear cell renal cell carcinoma group; clear cell renal cell carcinoma+sitagliptin group; clear cell renal cell carcinoma+resveratrol group; clear cell renal cell carcinoma+carboxymethyl cellulose group and clear cell renal cell carcinoma+sitagliptin+resveratrol group. Blood urea, serum creatinine, creatinine clearance, urinary N-acetyl beta-d-glucosaminidase (NAG), gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) and urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER) were determined...
November 1, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094308/ameliorative-potential-of-rutin-in-combination-with-nimesulide-in-stz-model-of-diabetic-neuropathy-targeting-nrf2-ho-1-nf-kb-and-cox-signalling-pathway
#15
Ruchika Mittal, Anil Kumar, Dhirendra Pratap Singh, Mahendra Bishnoi, Tapas Chandra Nag
Emerging role of Nrf-2/HO-1 in pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathy has been suggested. Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common complications of diabetes and more than 50% patients of diabetes develop diabetic neuropathy. Rutin has been well documented to show protective effect in various complications, e.g., diabetic neuropathy. However, its mechanistic insight is still not completely understood. The present study has been designed to explore the protective effect of rutin and its interaction with COX-2 inhibitor, nimesulide in diabetic neuropathy...
November 1, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094226/aminoacidopathies-prevalence-etiology-screening-and-treatment-options
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Muhammad Wasim, Fazli Rabbi Awan, Haq Nawaz Khan, Abdul Tawab, Mazhar Iqbal, Hina Ayesha
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) are a group of inherited metabolic disorders which are caused by mutations in the specific genes that lead to impaired proteins or enzymes production. Different metabolic pathways are perturbed due to the deficiency or lack of enzymes. To date, more than 500 IEMs have been reported with most of them being untreatable. However, fortunately 91 such disorders are potentially treatable, if diagnosed at an earlier stage of life. IEMs have been classified into different categories and one class of IEMs, characterized by the physiological disturbances of amino acids is called as aminoacidopathies...
November 1, 2017: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083405/genetic-variation-and-gene-expression-across-multiple-tissues-and-developmental-stages-in-a-nonhuman-primate
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Anna J Jasinska, Ivette Zelaya, Susan K Service, Christine B Peterson, Rita M Cantor, Oi-Wa Choi, Joseph DeYoung, Eleazar Eskin, Lynn A Fairbanks, Scott Fears, Allison E Furterer, Yu S Huang, Vasily Ramensky, Christopher A Schmitt, Hannes Svardal, Matthew J Jorgensen, Jay R Kaplan, Diego Villar, Bronwen L Aken, Paul Flicek, Rishi Nag, Emily S Wong, John Blangero, Thomas D Dyer, Marina Bogomolov, Yoav Benjamini, George M Weinstock, Ken Dewar, Chiara Sabatti, Richard K Wilson, J David Jentsch, Wesley Warren, Giovanni Coppola, Roger P Woods, Nelson B Freimer
By analyzing multitissue gene expression and genome-wide genetic variation data in samples from a vervet monkey pedigree, we generated a transcriptome resource and produced the first catalog of expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) in a nonhuman primate model. This catalog contains more genome-wide significant eQTLs per sample than comparable human resources and identifies sex- and age-related expression patterns. Findings include a master regulatory locus that likely has a role in immune function and a locus regulating hippocampal long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), whose expression correlates with hippocampal volume...
October 30, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078129/age-and-the-association-of-dementia-related-pathology-with-trajectories-of-cognitive-decline
#18
Willemijn J Jansen, Robert S Wilson, Pieter Jelle Visser, Sukriti Nag, Julie A Schneider, Bryan D James, Sue E Leurgans, Ana W Capuano, David A Bennett, Patricia A Boyle
The association of dementia-related pathologies with cognition is hypothesized to decrease as age advances. We examined this in 413 persons without cognitive impairment at baseline who completed annual cognitive evaluations during a mean of 10.4 years. After death, neuropathologic examinations quantified beta amyloid plaque load, neurofibrillary tangles, and transactive response DNA-binding protein 43 pathology, and identified Lewy bodies, hippocampal sclerosis, and gross and microscopic cerebral infarcts...
September 5, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063878/recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-in-women-how-promising-is-the-use-of-probiotics
#19
REVIEW
Varsha Gupta, Deepika Nag, Pratibha Garg
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) currently rank amongst the most prevalent bacterial infections, representing a major health hazard. UTIs in females usually start as vaginal infections and ascend to the urethra and bladder. Recurrent UTIs (rUTIs) can be defined as at least three episodes of UTI in 1 year or two episodes in 6 months. Various antibiotics have been the mainstay of therapy in ameliorating the incidence of UTIs, but recurrent infections continue to afflict many women. It necessitates the exploitation of alternative antimicrobial therapy...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063197/emission-of-greenhouse-gases-and-soil-carbon-sequestration-in-a-riparian-marsh-wetland-in-central-ohio
#20
Subir K Nag, Ruiqiang Liu, Rattan Lal
Wetlands are a C sink, but they also account for a large natural source of greenhouse gases (GHG), particularly methane (CH4). Soils of wetlands play an important role in alleviating the global climate change regardless of the emission of CH4. However, there are uncertainties about the amount of C stored and emitted from wetlands because of the site specific factors. Therefore, the present study was conducted in a temperate riverine flow-through wetland, part of which was covered with emerging macrophyte Typhus latifolia in central Ohio, USA, with the objective to assess emissions of GHGs (CH4, CO2, N2O) and measure C and nitrogen (N) stocks in wetland soil in comparison to a reference upland site...
October 23, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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