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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436453/functional-thermodynamics-structural-and-biological-studies-of-in-silico-identified-inhibitors-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-enoyl-acp-coa-reductase-enzyme
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Leonardo K B Martinelli, Mariane Rotta, Anne D Villela, Valnês S Rodrigues-Junior, Bruno L Abbadi, Rogério V Trindade, Guilherme O Petersen, Giuliano M Danesi, Laura R Nery, Ivani Pauli, Maria M Campos, Carla D Bonan, Osmar Norberto de Souza, Luiz A Basso, Diogenes S Santos
Novel chemotherapeutics agents are needed to kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the main causative agent of tuberculosis (TB). The M. tuberculosis 2-trans-enoyl-ACP(CoA) reductase enzyme (MtInhA) is the druggable bona fide target of isoniazid. New chemotypes were previously identified by two in silico approaches as potential ligands to MtInhA. The inhibition mode was determined by steady-state kinetics for seven compounds that inhibited MtInhA activity. Dissociation constant values at different temperatures were determined by protein fluorescence spectroscopy...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416302/effect-of-bacterial-biofilm-on-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-stem-cells-of-apical-papilla
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Lakshmi Vishwanat, Rose Duong, Koyo Takimoto, Linda Phillips, Claudia O Espitia, Anibal Diogenes, Shivani B Ruparel, David Kolodrubetz, Nikita B Ruparel
INTRODUCTION: Although clinical success in regenerative endodontics is substantially high, histological success is limited to finding bone/cementum-like tissue instead of dentin within the canal space. The aims of this study were to investigate (1) the effect of bacterial biofilm on osteogenic gene expression in stem cells of the apical papilla (SCAP) and (2) the effect of bacterial antigens on the functional differentiation of SCAP into a mineralizing phenotype. METHODS: Using an ex vivo organotypic root canal model and an American Association of Endontists-recommended regenerative endodontic procedures, we evaluated SCAP differentiation in the presence and absence of an Enterococcus faecalis biofilm...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415084/p260right-cardiac-chambers-remodeling-in-marathon-and-ultra-trail-athletes-detected-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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K Ujka, R M Bruno, B Catuzzo, L Bastiani, A Tonacci, G D'angelo, S Mrakic-Sposta, A Vezzoli, G Giardini, L Pratali
Background: Strenuous and chronic exercise training can have detrimental effects on cardiac morphology and function. Our aim was to evaluate the cardiac adaptation between 2 different specialties' endurance athletes: marathon runners (M) and ultra-trailers (UT). Methods: 47 M (age 45±7, men 32; training: 18 (9-53) years*days/week), 41 UT (age 42±9, men 38, training: 30 (15-66) years*days/week) were submitted in rest condition to conventional 2D echocardiography and Speckle-Tracking echo (STE) (Beyond Diogenes 2...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400261/involvement-of-astrocytic-cyp1a1-isoform-in-the-metabolism-and-toxicity-of-the-alkaloid-pyrrolizidine-monocrotaline
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Ravena P Nascimento, Joana L Oliveira, José Leilton C Carvalho, William A Santos, Thyago Rubens C Pires, Maria José M Batatinha, Ramon S El-Bachá, Victor Diógenes A Silva, Silvia L Costa
Monocrotaline (MCT) and its pyrrole derivative, dehydromonocrotaline (DHMC), interact with molecular targets in cells of the central nervous system. DHMC presents higher toxicity than MCT indicating that its metabolism of MCT is a critical step of this alkaloid toxicity. This study sought to elucidate the metabolism and the toxicity of MCT in C6 astrocyte cell line and primary cultures of rat astrocytes by investigating metabolic enzymatic mechanisms of the cytochrome P450 (CYP) system and conjugation with glutathione...
April 8, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392416/aminochrome-induces-microglia-and-astrocyte-activation
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Cleonice C Santos, Fillipe M Araújo, Rafael S Ferreira, Vanessa B Silva, Juliana H C Silva, Maria S Grangeiro, Érica N Soares, Érica Patricia L Pereira, Cleide S Souza, Silvia L Costa, Juan Segura-Aguilar, Victor Diogenes A Silva
Aminochrome has been suggested as a more physiological preclinical model capable of inducing five of the six mechanisms of Parkinson's Disease (PD). Until now, there is no evidence that aminochrome induces glial activation related to neuroinflammation, an important mechanism involved in the loss of dopaminergic neurons. In this study, the potential role of aminochrome on glial activation was studied in primary mesencephalic neuron-glia cultures and microglial primary culture from Wistar rats. We demonstrated that aminochrome induced a reduction in the number of viable cells on cultures exposed to concentration between 10 and 100μM...
April 6, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390024/strategic-tillage-in-conservation-agricultural-systems-of-north-eastern-australia-why-where-when-and-how
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Yash Pal Dang, Anna Balzer, Mark Crawford, Vivian Rincon-Florez, Hongwei Liu, Alice Rowena Melland, Diogenes Antille, Shreevatsa Kodur, Michael John Bell, Jeremey Patrick Milroy Whish, Yunru Lai, Nikki Seymour, Lilia Costa Carvalhais, Peer Schenk
Farmers often resort to an occasional tillage (strategic tillage (ST)) operation to combat constraints of no-tillage (NT) farming systems. There are conflicting reports regarding impacts of ST and a lack of knowledge around when, where and how ST is implemented to maximise its benefits without impacting negatively on soil and environment. We established 14 experiments during 2012-2015 on farms with long-term history of continuous NT to (i) quantify the associated risks and benefits to crop productivity, soil and environmental health and (ii) explore key factors that need to be considered in decisions to implement ST in an otherwise NT system...
April 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371297/the-differential-plasma-proteome-of-obese-and-overweight-individuals-undergoing-a-nutritional-weight-loss-and-maintenance-intervention
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Sergio Oller Moreno, Ornella Cominetti, Antonio Núñez Galindo, Irina Irincheeva, John Corthésy, Arne Astrup, Wim H M Saris, Jörg Hager, Martin Kussmann, Loïc Dayon
PURPOSE: The nutritional intervention program "DiOGenes" focuses on how obesity can be prevented and treated from a dietary perspective. We generated differential plasma proteome profiles in the DiOGenes cohort to identify proteins associated with weight loss and maintenance and explore their relation to body mass index, fat mass, insulin resistance and sensitivity. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Relative protein quantification was obtained at baseline and after combined weight loss/maintenance phases using isobaric tagging and MS/MS...
March 29, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225907/characterisation-of-iunh-gene-knockout-strain-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Anne Drumond Villela, Valnês da Silva Rodrigues, Antônio Frederico Michel Pinto, Priscila Lamb Wink, Zilpa Adriana Sánchez-Quitian, Guilherme Oliveira Petersen, Maria Martha Campos, Luiz Augusto Basso, Diógenes Santiago Santos
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused mainly by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The better understanding of important metabolic pathways from M. tuberculosis can contribute to the development of novel therapeutic and prophylactic strategies to combat TB. Nucleoside hydrolase (MtIAGU-NH), encoded by iunH gene (Rv3393), is an enzyme from purine salvage pathway in M. tuberculosis. MtIAGU-NH accepts inosine, adenosine, guanosine, and uridine as substrates, which may point to a pivotal metabolic role...
March 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214747/immunorecognition-magnetic-supports-for-the-development-of-an-electrochemical-immunoassay-for-azaspiracid-detection-in-mussels
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Sandra Leonardo, Maria Rambla-Alegre, Ingunn A Samdal, Christopher O Miles, Jane Kilcoyne, Jorge Diogène, Ciara K O'Sullivan, Mònica Campàs
As azaspiracids (AZAs) are being reported from the coastal waters of an increasing number of countries on a global scale, the need for rapid, simple and cost-effective methods to detect these marine toxins and protect seafood consumers' health is becoming evident. A magnetic bead (MB)-based direct immunoassay for the detection of AZAs, using protein G-coated MBs as supports for antibody immobilisation and peroxidase-labelled AZA as a tracer is detailed. A colorimetric approach was first developed to optimise the experimental parameters and establish the cross-reactivity factors for AZA-1-10...
June 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196330/decellularized-human-dental-pulp-as-a-scaffold-for-regenerative-endodontics
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J S Song, K Takimoto, M Jeon, J Vadakekalam, N B Ruparel, A Diogenes
Teeth undergo postnatal organogenesis relatively late in life and only complete full maturation a few years after the crown first erupts in the oral cavity. At this stage, development can be arrested if the tooth organ is damaged by either trauma or caries. Regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs) are a treatment alternative to conventional root canal treatment for immature teeth. These procedures rely on the transfer of apically positioned stem cells, including stem cells of the apical papilla (SCAP), into the root canal system...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196119/correction-atorvastatin-improves-ventricular-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction-by-interfering-with-collagen-metabolism
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Karla Reichert, Helison Rafael Pereira do Carmo, Anali Galluce Torina, Daniela Diógenes de Carvalho, Andrei Carvalho Sposito, Karlos Alexandre de Souza Vilarinho, Lindemberg da Mota Silveira-Filho, Pedro Paulo Martins de Oliveira, Orlando Petrucci
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166845.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195497/incisor-and-molar-overjet-arch-contraction-and-molar-relationship-in-the-mixed-dentition-in-repaired-complete-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-a-qualitative-and-quantitative-appraisal
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Suteeta Disthaporn, Sunjay Suri, Bruce Ross, Bryan Tompson, Diogenes Baena, David Fisher, Wendy Lou
OBJECTIVE: To compare the mixed dentition incisor and molar overjet, severity of contraction of the dental arch, and the sagittal molar relationship on the cleft side vs the noncleft side in children with repaired complete unilateral cleft of the lip and palate (UCLP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Orthodontic records taken prior to orthodontic preparation for alveolar bone grafting were screened to select study casts from patients with nonsyndromic repaired complete UCLP who did not have mandibular skeletal or dental asymmetry...
February 14, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193100/corneal-antinociceptive-effect-of-%C3%AE-bisabolol
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Gisele Façanha Diógenes Teixeira, Flávio Nogueira da Costa, Adriana Rolim Campos
CONTEXT: (-)-α-Bisabolol (BISA) is a sesquiterpene alcohol widely used as scent in cosmetic preparations, perfumes, shampoos, toilet soaps and other toiletries with potential for use in the pharmaceutical area. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the corneal antinociceptive efficacy of BISA and to analyze the best solubilizing agent. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acute corneal nociception was induced by the local application of hypertonic saline (5 M NaCl; 20 μL) to the corneal surface of Swiss mice (n = 8/group) 60 min after topical treatment with solutions or ointment containing BISA (50-200 mg/mL)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190588/survival-of-the-apical-papilla-and-its-resident-stem-cells-in-a-case-of-advanced-pulpal-necrosis-and-apical-periodontitis
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Vanessa Chrepa, Brandon Pitcher, Michael A Henry, Anibal Diogenes
INTRODUCTION: Apical papilla represents a source of an enriched mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) population (stem cells of the apical papilla [SCAPs]) that modulates root development and may participate in regenerative endodontic procedures in immature teeth with pulp necrosis. The characteristics and phenotype of this tissue in the presence of inflammation are largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to characterize a human apical papilla sample that was isolated from an immature tooth with pulp necrosis and apical periodontitis...
April 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130366/analysis-of-uracil-phosphoribosyltransferase-expression-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-evaluation-of-upp-knockout-strain-in-infected-mice
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Anne Drumond Villela, Ha Pham, Victoria Jones, Anna E Grzegorzewicz, Valnês da Silva Rodrigues-Junior, Maria Martha Campos, Luiz Augusto Basso, Mary Jackson, Diógenes Santiago Santos
The upp (Rv3309c)-encoded uracil phosphoribosyltransferase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MtUPRT) converts uracil and 5-phosphoribosyl-α-1-pyrophosphate into pyrophosphate and uridine 5΄-monophosphate, the precursor of all pyrimidine nucleotides. A M. tuberculosis knockout strain for upp gene was generated by allelic replacement. Knockout and complemented strains were validated by a functional assay of uracil incorporation. A basal level of MtUPRT expression is shown to be independent of either growth medium used, addition of bases, or oxygen presence/absence...
February 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124904/chitosan-film-containing-an-iron-complex-synthesis-and-prospects-for-heterocyclic-aromatic-amines-haas-recognition
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Maria Aparecida S da Silva, Dieric S Abreu, Leandro A Costa, Natanna de A Aguiar, Tércio F Paulo, Elisane Longhinotti, Izaura C N Diógenes
Hybrid organic-inorganic materials have been seen as a promising approach to produce sensors for the detection and/or recognition of heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs). This work shows the synthesis of a hybrid film as a result of the incorporation of [Fe(CN)5(NH3)](3-) into chitosan (CS); CS-[(CN)5Fe(NH3)](3-). The sensitivity of CS-[(CN)5Fe(NH3)](3-) toward HAA-like species was evaluated by using pyrazine (pz) as probe molecule in vapor phase by means of electrochemistry and spectroscopic techniques. The crystallinity (SEM-EDS and XRD) decrease of CS-[(CN)5Fe(NH3)](3-) in comparison to CS was assigned to the disturbance of the hydrogen bond network within the polymer...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073532/toxigenic-algae-and-associated-phycotoxins-in-two-coastal-embayments-in-the-ebro-delta-nw-mediterranean
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Julia A Busch, Karl B Andree, Jorge Diogène, Margarita Fernández-Tejedor, Kerstin Toebe, Uwe John, Bernd Krock, Urban Tillmann, Allan D Cembella
Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) surveillance is complicated by high diversity of species and associated phycotoxins. Such species-level information on taxonomic affiliations and on cell abundance and toxin content is, however, crucial for effective monitoring, especially of aquaculture and fisheries areas. The aim addressed in this study was to determine putative HAB taxa and related phycotoxins in plankton from aquaculture sites in the Ebro Delta, NW Mediterranean. The comparative geographical distribution of potentially harmful plankton taxa was established by weekly field sampling throughout the water column during late spring-early summer over two years at key stations in Alfacs and Fangar embayments within the Ebro Delta...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041686/evaluation-of-a-commercially-available-hyaluronic-acid-hydrogel-restylane-as-injectable-scaffold-for-dental-pulp-regeneration-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-evaluation
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Vanessa Chrepa, Obadah Austah, Anibal Diogenes
INTRODUCTION: Regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs) are viable alternatives for treating immature teeth, yet these procedures do not predictably lead to pulp-dentin regeneration. A true bioengineering approach for dental pulp regeneration requires the incorporation of a scaffold conducive with the regeneration of the pulp-dentin complex. Several materials have been proposed as scaffolds for REPs; nonetheless, the majority are not eligible for immediate clinical chairside use. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate Restylane, a Food and Drug Administration-approved hyaluronic acid-based gel, as possible scaffold for REPs...
February 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024953/immune-protection-conferred-by-recombinant-mrlc-myosin-regulatory-light-chain-antigen-in-titermax-gold%C3%A2-adjuvant-against-experimental-fasciolosis-in-rats
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Luan C Henker, Claiton I Schwertz, Neuber J Lucca, Manoela M Piva, Keila C Prior, Piotr Baska, Luke Norbury, Kamil Januszkiewicz, Diogenes Dezen, Marta M M F Duarte, Rafael N Moresco, Liana Bertagnolli da Rosa, Ricardo E Mendes
Protection against experimental fasciolosis in rats immunized with recombinant myosin regulatory light chain (MRLC) in TiterMax Gold® adjuvant was assessed. The experimental trial consisted of four groups of 15 animals; group 1 was unimmunized and infected, group 2 was immunized with MRLC in adjuvant and infected, group 3 was infected and immunized with adjuvant only and group 4 was unimmunized and uninfected. Immunization with MRLC in TiterMax Gold® adjuvant (group 2) induced a reduction in fluke burdens of 51...
December 23, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009804/evaluation-of-chemical-composition-and-antileishmanial-and-antituberculosis-activities-of-essential-oils-of-piper-species
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Karine Zanoli Bernuci, Camila Cristina Iwanaga, Carla Maria Mariano Fernandez-Andrade, Fabiana Brusco Lorenzetti, Eduardo Caio Torres-Santos, Viviane Dos Santos Faiões, José Eduardo Gonçalves, Wanderlei do Amaral, Cícero Deschamps, Regiane Bertin de Lima Scodro, Rosilene Fressatti Cardoso, Vanessa Pietrowski Baldin, Diógenes Aparício Garcia Cortez
Essential oils from fresh Piperaceae leaves were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS), and a total of 68 components were identified. Principal components analysis results showed a chemical variability between species, with sesquiterpene compounds predominating in the majority of species analyzed. The composition of the essential oil of Piper mosenii was described for the first time. The cytotoxicity of the essential oils was evaluated in peritoneal macrophages and the oils of P...
December 12, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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