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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906466/duodenitis-proximal-jejunitis-in-horses-after-experimental-administration-of-clostridium-difficile-toxins
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L G Arroyo, M C Costa, B B Guest, B L Plattner, B N Lillie, J S Weese
BACKGROUND: Duodenitis-proximal jejunitis (DPJ) is an acute sporadic gastrointestinal disorder of horses of unknown cause. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that Clostridium difficile toxins are involved in the pathogenesis of DPJ in horses. The objective of this study was to determine whether experimentally delivered C. difficile toxins cause clinical signs and histologic lesions similar to those of naturally occurring DPJ. ANIMALS: Six healthy mature mixed breed horses...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905589/hydrogen-bond-dynamics-at-the-bio-water-interface-in-hydrated-proteins-a-molecular-dynamics-study
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Prithwish K Nandi, Niall J English, Zdenek Futera, Antonio Benedetto
Water is fundamental to the biochemistry of enzymes. It is well known that without a minimum amount of water, enzymes are not biologically active. Bare minimal solvation for biological function corresponds to about a single layer of water covering enzymes' surfaces. Many contradictory studies on protein-hydration-water-coupled dynamics have been published in recent decades. Following prevailing wisdom, a dynamical crossover in hydration water (at around 220 K for hydrated lysozymes) can trigger larger-amplitude motions of the protein, activating, in turn, biological functions...
December 1, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905576/label-free-monitoring-of-tissue-biochemistry-following-traumatic-brain-injury-using-raman-spectroscopy
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Jakub Maciej Surmacki, Laura Ansel-Bollepalli, Francesca Pischiutta, Elisa R Zanier, Ari Ercole, Sarah Elizabeth Bohndiek
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) constitutes a major cause of death and long-term disability. At present, we lack methods to non-invasively track tissue biochemistry and hence select appropriate interventions for patients. We hypothesized that detailed label-free vibrational chemical analysis of focal TBI could provide such information. We assessed the early spatial and temporal changes in tissue biochemistry that are associated with brain injury in mice. Numerous differences were observed in the spectra of the contusion core and pericontusional tissue between 2 and 7 days...
December 1, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903361/-evaluation-of-health-effect-among-occupational-population-exposed-to-nano-titanium-dioxide-a-cross-sectional-study
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H D Xu, J W Zhou, S C Tang, F L Kong, X W Li, Z L Shen, L Yan, Z J Chen, L Zhao, G Jia, J Zhang
Objective: To characterize the health effects of nano-titanium dioxide exposure in an occupational cohort. Methods: Eighty-five male employees of a nano-titanium dioxide manufacturing enterprise in Shandong Province were evaluated in September 2014. Forty-four were exposed to nano-titanium dioxide (exposure group), and 41 were not exposed to nano-titanium dioxide (control group). We collected employees' basic information, smoking and drinking history, previous medical history, family history, and occupational history...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902589/serum-thyroglobulin-reference-intervals-in-regions-with-adequate-and-more-than-adequate-iodine-intake
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Zhaojun Wang, Hanyi Zhang, Xiaowen Zhang, Jie Sun, Cheng Han, Chenyan Li, Yongze Li, Xiaochun Teng, Chenling Fan, Aihua Liu, Zhongyan Shan, Chao Liu, Jianping Weng, Weiping Teng
The purpose of this study was to establish normal thyroglobulin (Tg) reference intervals (RIs) in regions with adequate and more than adequate iodine intake according to the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) guidelines and to investigate the relationships between Tg and other factors.A total of 1317 thyroid disease-free adult subjects (578 men, 739 nonpregnant women) from 2 cities (Guangzhou and Nanjing) were enrolled in this retrospective, observational study. Each subject completed a questionnaire and underwent physical and ultrasonic examination...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901606/protein-folding-prediction-in-a-cubic-lattice-in-hydrophobic-polar-model
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Nicola Yanev, Metodi Traykov, Peter Milanov, Borislav Yurukov
The tertiary structure of the proteins determines their functions. Therefore, the predicting of protein's tertiary structure, based on the primary amino acid sequence from long time, is the most important and challenging subject in biochemistry, molecular biology, and biophysics. One of the most popular protein structure prediction methods, called Hydrophobic-Polar (HP) model, is based on the observation that in polar environment hydrophobic amino acids are in the core of the molecule-in contact between them and more polar amino acids are in contact with the polar environment...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Computational Biology: a Journal of Computational Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900794/fast-and-efficient-free-induction-decay-mr-spectroscopic-imaging-of-the-human-brain-at-9-4-tesla
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Grzegorz L Chadzynski, Jonas Bause, Gunamony Shajan, Rolf Pohmann, Klaus Scheffler, Philipp Ehses
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to develop a fast and efficient MRSI-FID acquisition scheme and test its performance in vivo. The aim was to find a trade-off between the minimal total acquisition time and signal-to-noise ratio of the acquired spectra. METHODS: Measurements were performed on a 9.4 Tesla system. Sequence optimization included redesign of water suppression, optimization of the sequence gradients, and improvement of the sampling efficiency by minimizing the read-out time...
November 29, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900377/microfluidic-technologies-in-cell-isolation-and-analysis-for-biomedical-applications
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Jing Wu, Qiushui Chen, Jin-Ming Lin
Efficient platforms for cell isolation and analysis play an important role in applied and fundamental biomedical studies. As cells commonly have a size of around 10 microns, conventional handling approaches at a large scale are still challenged in precise control and efficient recognition of cells for further performance of isolation and analysis. Microfluidic technologies have become more prominent in highly efficient cell isolation for circulating tumor cells (CTCs) detection, single-cell analysis and stem cell separation, since microfabricated devices allow for the spatial and temporal control of complex biochemistries and geometries by matching cell morphology and hydrodynamic traps in a fluidic network, as well as enabling specific recognition with functional biomolecules in the microchannels...
November 30, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899612/ymdb-2-0-a-significantly-expanded-version-of-the-yeast-metabolome-database
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Miguel Ramirez-Gaona, Ana Marcu, Allison Pon, An Chi Guo, Tanvir Sajed, Noah A Wishart, Naama Karu, Yannick Djoumbou Feunang, David Arndt, David S Wishart
YMDB or the Yeast Metabolome Database (http://www.ymdb.ca/) is a comprehensive database containing extensive information on the genome and metabolome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Initially released in 2012, the YMDB has gone through a significant expansion and a number of improvements over the past 4 years. This manuscript describes the most recent version of YMDB (YMDB 2.0). More specifically, it provides an updated description of the database that was previously described in the 2012 NAR Database Issue and it details many of the additions and improvements made to the YMDB over that time...
November 28, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898169/cross-sectional-analysis-of-progressive-familial-intrahepatic-cholestasis-in-puerto-rican-children
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Dellys M Soler, Antonio I Del Valle, David Fernandez-Lube, Benjamin L Shneider
OBJECTIVE: Specific inherited disorders may be more common in island communities. Prior case reports suggest that cholestatic liver diseases may constitute a group of these inherited disorders in Puerto Rico. A cross-sectional survey of liver diseases in children was conducted to assess this hypothesis. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was performed in patients with chronic cholestasis at "Hospital Pediátrico Universitario" in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ten potential participants with high gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGTP) cholestasis were identified...
December 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898041/ribosome-inactivating-proteins-from-plants-a-historical-overview
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REVIEW
Andrea Bolognesi, Massimo Bortolotti, Stefania Maiello, Maria Giulia Battelli, Letizia Polito
This review provides a historical overview of the research on plant ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs), starting from the first studies at the end of eighteenth century involving the purification of abrin and ricin, as well as the immunological experiments of Paul Erlich. Interest in these plant toxins was revived in 1970 by the observation of their anticancer activity, which has given rise to a large amount of research contributing to the development of various scientific fields. Biochemistry analyses succeeded in identifying the enzymatic activity of RIPs and allowed for a better understanding of the ribosomal machinery...
November 26, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897025/-nonculture-techniques-of-microorganisms-determination-in-amniotic-fluid-in-patients-with-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
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R Kutová, L Plíšková, M Kacerovský
OBJECTIVE: The preterm prelabor rupture of membranes is a serious obstetric complication that is frequently complicated by the presence of microorganisms in amniotic fluid. The aim of our work is to characterize current status of nonculture detection of microbial invasion into the amniotic cavity and the experience with the technique performed in University Hospital in Hradec Kralove. DESIGN: Original survey article. SETTING: Institute of Clinical Biochemistry and Diagnostics - molecular biology department, University Hospital Hradec Kralove...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896877/flavonoids-of-herba-epimedii-enhances-bone-repair-in-a-rabbit-model-of-chronic-osteomyelitis-during-post-infection-treatment-and-stimulates-osteoblast-proliferation-in-vitro
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Dan Shou, Yang Zhang, Lifeng Shen, Rongzong Zheng, Xiaowen Huang, Zhujun Mao, Zhongming Yu, Nani Wang, Yan Zhu
Flavonoids are the active component of the Herba Epimedii (H. Epimedii), which is commonly used in Asia. This study is to investigate the effect of H. Epimedii on bone repair after anti-infection treatment in vivo. The bioactive-composition group of H. Epimedii (BCGE) contained four flavonoids with the total content of 43.34%. Rabbits with chronic osteomyelitis in response to injection with Staphylococcus aureus were treated with BCGE of 242.70 mg/kg/day intragastrically after vancomycin-calcium sulphate treatment...
November 29, 2016: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895309/hepatocyte-specific-expression-of-an-oncogenic-variant-of-%C3%AE-catenin-results-in-cholestatic-liver-disease
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Ursula J Lemberger, Claudia Fuchs, Matthias Karer, Stefanie Haas, Tatjana Stojakovic, Christian Schöfer, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall, Fritz Wrba, Makoto M Taketo, Gerda Egger, Michael Trauner, Christoph H Österreicher
BACKGROUND: The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays a crucial role in embryonic development, tissue homeostasis, wound healing and malignant transformation in different organs including the liver. The consequences of continuous β-catenin signaling in hepatocytes remain elusive. RESULTS: Livers of Ctnnb1CA hep mice were characterized by disturbed liver architecture, proliferating cholangiocytes and biliary type of fibrosis. Serum ALT and bile acid levels were significantly increased in Ctnnb1CA hep mice...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895264/sex-differences-in-human-and-animal-toxicology-toxicokinetics
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Michael Gochfeld
Sex, the states of being female or male, potentially interacts with all xenobiotic exposures, both inadvertent and deliberate, and influences their toxicokinetics (TK), toxicodynamics, and outcomes. Sex differences occur in behavior, exposure, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and genetics, accounting for female-male differences in responses to environmental chemicals, diet, and pharmaceuticals, including adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Often viewed as an annoying confounder, researchers have studied only one sex, adjusted for sex, or ignored it...
November 28, 2016: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895004/predictors-of-vascular-cognitive-impairment-poststroke-in-a-middle-eastern-bahrain-cohort-a-proposed-case-control-comparison
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Claire Donnellan, Mona Al Banna, Noor Redha, Adel Al Jishi, Isa Al Sharoqi, Safa Taha, Moiz Bakhiet, Fatema Abdulla, Patrick Walsh
BACKGROUND: Poststroke dementia and cognitive impairment are associated with poor long-term outcomes after stroke. The contribution of genetic factors such as the presence of apolipoprotein (ApoE) ɛ4 allele and its association with cognitive impairment poststroke remains inconclusive, particularly in Middle Eastern regions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine all correlates and potential predictors of cognitive impairment including self-awareness and regulation deficits in stroke patients and compare these functions with healthy older adults from a Middle Eastern population...
November 28, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894962/clinico-pathology-and-hemato-biochemistry-responses-in-buffaloes-infected-with-pasteurella-multocida-type-b-2-immunogen-outer-membrane-protein
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Eric Lim Teik Chung, Faez Firdaus Jesse Abdullah, Ali Dhiaa Marza, Wessam Monther Mohammed Saleh, Hayder Hamzah Ibrahim, Yusuf Abba, Mohd Zamri-Saad, Abd Wahid Haron, Abdul Aziz Saharee, Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila, Mohd Jefri Norsidin
The aim of this study was to investigate the clinico-pathology and haemato-biochemistry alterations in buffaloes inoculated with Pasteurella multocida type B:2 immunogen outer membrane protein via subcutaneous and oral routes. Nine buffalo heifers were divided equally into 3 treatment groups. Group 1 was inoculated orally with 10 mL of phosphate buffer saline (PBS); Group 2 and 3 were inoculated with 10 mL of outer membrane protein broth subcutaneously and orally respectively. Group 2 buffaloes showed typical haemorrhagic septicaemia clinical signs and were only able to survive for 72 h of the experiment...
November 25, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892861/effects-of-myxoma-virus-and-rabbit-hemorrhagic-disease-virus-on-the-physiological-condition-of-wild-european-rabbits-is-blood-biochemistry-a-useful-monitoring-tool
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Isabel Pacios-Palma, Simone Santoro, Alejandro Bertó-Moran, Sacramento Moreno, Carlos Rouco
Myxomatosis and rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD) are the major viral diseases that affect the wild European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). These diseases arrived in Europe within the last decades and have caused wild rabbit populations to decline dramatically. Both viruses are currently considered to be endemic in the Iberian Peninsula; periodic outbreaks that strongly impact wild populations regularly occur. Myxoma virus (MV) and rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) alter the physiology of infected rabbits, resulting in physical deterioration...
October 1, 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891416/effect-of-oral-iron-on-markers-of-oxidative-stress-and-antioxidant-status-in-children-with-iron-deficiency-anaemia
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Zeeba Zaka-Ur-Rab, Mohammad Adnan, Syed Moiz Ahmad, Najmul Islam
INTRODUCTION: Conflicting reports are available on the relationship of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) and iron therapy with oxidative stress. AIM: To study the levels of markers of oxidative stress and anti-oxidant status in children with IDA and to assess the effect of iron therapy on the same. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, single centre, hospital based study was a sub-study of a randomized controlled trial conducted in the Department of Paediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh in collaboration with the Department of Biochemistry (of the same institution) between October 2009 to February 2011...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891401/premature-ovarian-failure-an-association-with-autoimmune-diseases
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Ayesha, Vandana Jha, Deepti Goswami
INTRODUCTION: Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is the cessation of ovarian function before the age of 40 years. POF is reported to be associated with autoimmune diseases in 20-30% of cases. AIM: Patients presenting with idiopathic POF were screened for the presence of autoimmune disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with idiopathic POF were included in the study. Baseline investigation in all subjects included fasting serum FSH, LH, E2, progesterone, free T3, free T4, Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Anti-Thyroperoxidase (anti-TPO) antibodies, testosterone and Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS) levels...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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