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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323756/tdf-associated-renal-tubular-dysfunction-non-invasive-assessment-of-mitochondrial-injury
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Ryan Samuels, Carla Roca Bayerri, John A Sayer, D Ashley Price, Brendan Ai Payne
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether TDF-associated renal tubular dysfunction is associated with evidence of mitochondrial injury in urine. DESIGN: Single centre cross-sectional observational study of HIV positive outpatients. METHODS: Biochemistry was performed on paired serum and urine samples. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) was studied by real-time PCR and long-range PCR on cellular fractions of urine. RESULTS: 48 subjects were enrolled of whom half were TDF-treated...
March 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320290/do-external-or-internal-factors-lead-to-tumor-development-it-is-still-unknown
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COMMENT
V N Manskikh
Arguments supporting the "bad luck" hypothesis presented by C. Tomasetti and B. Vogelstein ((2015) Science, 347, 78-81) and A. V. Lichtenstein ((2017) Biochemistry (Moscow), 82, 75-80) are critically discussed. Those arguments are not sufficient for recognition of the "bad luck" hypothesis and the leading role of internal factors in spontaneous tumor development.
January 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318987/a-clinical-evaluation-of-the-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-intravenous-alfaxalone-in-cyclodextrin-in-male-and-female-rats-following-a-loading-dose-and-constant-rate-infusion
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Kate L White, Stuart Paine, John Harris
OBJECTIVE: To characterise, as a clinical study, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and describe the hypnotic effect of the neurosteroid alfaxalone (3α-hydroxy-5 α-pregnane-11, 20-dione) formulated with 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin in male and female rats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, experimental laboratory study. ANIMALS: A total of 12 (six male and six female) adult, aged-matched Sprague Dawley rats. METHODS: Surgery and instrumentation was performed under isoflurane anaesthesia in an oxygen/nitrous oxide mixture (1:2) and local anaesthetic infiltration...
February 1, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317998/supramolecular-electrode-assemblies-for-bioelectrochemistry
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Theodoros Laftsoglou, Lars J C Jeuken
For more than three decades, the field of bioelectrochemistry has provided novel insights into the catalytic mechanisms of enzymes, the principles that govern biological electron transfer, and has elucidated the basic principles for bioelectrocatalytic systems. Progress in biochemistry, bionanotechnology, and our ever increasing ability to control the chemistry and structure of electrode surfaces has enabled the study of ever more complex systems with bioelectrochemistry. This feature article highlights developments over the last decade, where supramolecular approaches have been employed to develop electrode assemblies that increase enzyme loading on the electrode or create more biocompatible environments for membrane enzymes...
March 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316968/a-stepwise-pilot-study-of-bovine-colostrum-to-supplement-the-first-enteral-feeding-in-preterm-infants-precolos-study-protocol-and-initial-results
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Yanqi Li, Sandra M Juhl, Xuqiang Ye, René L Shen, Elisabeth Omolabake Iyore, Yiheng Dai, Per T Sangild, Gorm O Greisen
STUDY PROTOCOL: The optimal feeding for preterm infants during the first weeks is still debated, especially when mother's own milk is lacking or limited. Intact bovine colostrum (BC) contains high amounts of protein, growth factors, and immuno-regulatory components that may benefit protein intake and gut maturation. We designed a pilot study to investigate the feasibility and tolerability of BC as the first nutrition for preterm infants. The study was designed into three phases (A, B, and C) and recruited infants with birth weights of 1,000-1,800 g (China) or gestational ages (GAs) of 27 + 0 to 32 + 6 weeks (Denmark)...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316082/dacomitinib-induced-diarrhoea-is-associated-with-altered-gastrointestinal-permeability-and-disruption-in-ileal-histology-in-rats
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Ysabella Z A Van Sebille, Rachel J Gibson, Hannah R Wardill, Kate R Secombe, Imogen A Ball, Dorothy M K Keefe, John W Finnie, Joanne M Bowen
Dacomitinib - an irreversible pan-ErbB tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) - causes diarrhoea in 75% of patients. Dacomitinib-induced diarrhoea has not previously been investigated and the mechanisms remain poorly understood. The present study aimed to develop an in-vitro and in-vivo model of dacomitinib-induced diarrhoea to investigate underlying mechanisms. T84 cells were treated with 1-4 μM dacomitinib and resistance and viability were measured using transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and XTT assays...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315871/effects-of-glycyrrhizin-in-a-mouse-model-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Qing-Ping Deng, Mao-Jie Wang, Xing Zeng, George Gong Chen, Run-Yue Huang
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is a global attempt to identify potential anti-cancer agents with low toxicity. Previous studies have found that glycyrrhizin exerts anti-cancer action with low toxicity through suppressing thromboxane A2 (TxA2) in lung cancer cell lines. However, these effects have not yet been determined in animal models of lung cancer. METHODS: Human lung adenocarcinoma xenografts were established in nude mice by the introduction of A549 cells with stable transfection of the TxA2 receptor (TPα)...
March 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315412/engineering-bacterial-translation-initiation-do-we-have-all-the-tools-we-need
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REVIEW
Justin Vigar, Hans-Joachim Wieden
BACKGROUND: Reliable tools that allow precise and predictable control over gene expression are critical for the success of nearly all bioengineering applications. Translation initiation is the most regulated phase during protein biosynthesis, and is therefore a promising target for exerting control over gene expression. At the translational level, the copy number of a protein can be fine-tuned by altering the interaction between the translation initiation region of an mRNA and the ribosome...
March 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315388/mechano-devo
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REVIEW
Olivier Hamant
In "On growth and form", D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1917) stresses the inevitable interactions between physics and developmental biology. With the recent progress in molecular genetics, live imaging, micromechanics and modeling, the study of morphogenesis has been rejuvenated in the present century: the activity of developmental genes can be interpreted in terms of mechanical properties to dissect the chain of events behind shape changes; in turn, patterns of shape- and growth-derived mechanical stress are calculated and shown to act as signals controlling cell effectors, in synergy with biochemical cues, thereby channeling morphogenesis...
March 15, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315213/enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-elisa
#10
George N Konstantinou
Food allergy is a public health concern especially after recognizing its constantly increased prevalence and severity. Despite careful reading of food ingredient statements, food allergic individuals may experience reactions caused by "hidden", "masked", or "contaminated" proteins that are known major allergens. Many techniques have been developed to detect even small traces of food allergens, for clinical or laboratory purposes. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is one of the best validated and most routinely used immunoassay in allergy research, in allergy diagnosis in allergy-related quality control in various industries...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315133/remembering-navasard-v-karapetyan-1936-2015
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Nadezhda P Yurina, Vladimir O Popov, Alexander A Krasnovsky, Govindjee
Navasard Vaganovich Karapetyan (September 6, 1936-March 6, 2015) began his scientific career at the Bach Institute of Biochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and was associated with this institute for over 56 years. He worked in the area of biochemistry and biophysics of photosynthesis and was especially known for his studies on chlorophyll a fluorescence in higher plants and cyanobacteria, molecular organization of Photosystem I, photoprotective energy dissipation, and dynamics of energy migration in the two photosystems...
March 17, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314815/the-phosphorylation-state-of-the-drosophila-trp-channel-modulates-the-frequency-response-to-oscillating-light-in-vivo
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Olaf Voolstra, Elisheva Rhodes-Mordov, Ben Katz, Jonas-Peter Bartels, Claudia Oberegelsbacher, Susanne Katharina Schotthöfer, Bushra Yasin, Hanan Tzadok, Armin Huber, Baruch Minke
Drosophila photoreceptors respond to oscillating light of high frequency (∼100 Hz), while the detected maximal frequency is modulated by the light rearing conditions, thus maintaining high sensitivity to light and high temporal resolution. However, the molecular basis for this adaptive process is unclear. Here, we report that dephosphorylation of the light-activated Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) ion channel at S936 is a fast, graded, light-, and Ca(2+)-dependent process that is partially modulated by the rhodopsin phosphatase Retinal Degeneration C (RDGC)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314342/reviews-of-physiology-biochemistry-and-pharmacology-vol-171
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March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314074/better-understanding-of-homologous-recombination-through-a-12-week-laboratory-course-for-undergraduates-majoring-in-biotechnology
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Ming Li, Xiaodong Shen, Yan Zhao, Xiaomei Hu, Fuquan Hu, Xiancai Rao
Homologous recombination, a central concept in biology, is defined as the exchange of DNA strands between two similar or identical nucleotide sequences. Unfortunately, undergraduate students majoring in biotechnology often experience difficulties in understanding the molecular basis of homologous recombination. In this study, we developed and implemented a 12-week laboratory course for biotechnology undergraduates in which gene targeting in Streptococcus suis was used to facilitate their understanding of the basic concept and process of homologous recombination...
March 17, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306532/evaluation-of-the-sub-chronic-toxicity-profile-of-the-corm-of-xanthosoma-sagittifolium-on-hematology-and-biochemistry-of-alloxan-induced-diabetic-wistar-rats
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Olayinka A Oridupa, Oluyemisi F Folasire, Adedotun J Owolabi
Background Hematological and biochemical changes associated with diabetes mellitus and probable reversal were assessed in alloxan-induced diabetic Wistar rats fed with varied percentages of Xanthosoma sagittifolium corm feed (Xs). The changes were compared to normoglycemic rats and diabetic rats treated with glibenclamide. Methods The study had eight groups in all with group 8 (control) consisting of five normoglycemic rats fed with normal rat pellets (Nrp). Diabetes was experimentally induced by intraperitoneal injection of alloxan to normoglycemic rats...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304249/diagnosis-and-management-of-polycythemia-vera-in-a-ferret-mustela-putorius-furo
#16
Kim Le, Hugues Beaufrère, Laura L Bassel, Sarah Wills, Delphine Laniesse, Shauna L Blois, Dale A Smith
A 5-y-old female ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was evaluated for diarrhea, anorexia, and lethargy for 1 wk. Only mild dehydration was detected on physical examination. CBC analysis revealed marked erythrocytosis with an unremarkable plasma biochemistry panel; follow-up CBC analyses revealed a consistent primary erythrocytosis. Whole-body radiographs and abdominal ultrasonography were unremarkable except for a small nephrolith in the right kidney and a small cyst in the left kidney. The plasma erythropoietin level was 17...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303854/clinical-auditory-phenotypes-associated-with-gata3-gene-mutations-in-familial-hypoparathyroidism-deafness-renal-dysplasia-syndrome
#17
Li Wang, Qiong-Fen Lin, Hong-Yang Wang, Jing Guan, Lan Lan, Lin-Yi Xie, Lan Yu, Ju Yang, Cui Zhao, Jin-Long Liang, Han-Lin Zhou, Huan-Ming Yang, Wen-Ping Xiong, Qiu-Jing Zhang, Da-Yong Wang, Qiu-Ju Wang
BACKGROUND: Hypoparathyroidism-deafness-renal dysplasia (HDR) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder primarily caused by haploinsufficiency of GATA binding protein 3 (GATA3) gene mutations, and hearing loss is the most frequent phenotypic feature. This study aimed at identifying the causative gene mutation for a three-generation Chinese family with HDR syndrome and analyzing auditory phenotypes in all familial HDR syndrome cases. METHODS: Three affected family members underwent otologic examinations, biochemistry tests, and other clinical evaluations...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303655/cholangiohepatitis-in-dairy-cattle-13-cases
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D E Gomez, E Doré, D Francoz, A Desrochers, H Pierre, G Fecteau
BACKGROUND: The signalment, clinicopathologic, bacteriological, histopathological, ultrasonographic characteristics, and the treatment and outcomes of adult cattle with cholangiohepatitis are poorly defined. ANIMALS: Thirteen Holstein cows with cholangiohepatitis. METHODS: Retrospective study of medical records of cattle admitted to the CHUV and the AVC between 1992 and 2012 and 2000 and 2012, respectively, for cattle older than 3 months of age with a histopathological diagnosis of cholangiohepatitis...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303147/interactive-effects-of-uv-b-light-with-abiotic-factors-on-plant-growth-and-chemistry-and-their-consequences-for-defense-against-arthropod-herbivores
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REVIEW
Rocio Escobar-Bravo, Peter G L Klinkhamer, Kirsten A Leiss
Ultraviolet-B (UV-B) light plays a crucial role in plant-herbivorous arthropods interactions by inducing changes in constitutive and inducible plant defenses. In particular, constitutive defenses can be modulated by UV-B-induced photomorphogenic responses and changes in the plant metabolome. In accordance, the prospective use of UV-B light as a tool to increase plant protection in agricultural practice has gained increasing interest. Changes in the environmental conditions might, however, modulate the UV-B -induced plant responses...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303072/achievements-and-future-directions-of-the-apfcb-mass-spectrometry-harmonisation-project-on-serum-testosterone
#20
REVIEW
Ronda F Greaves, Chung S Ho, Kirsten E Hoad, John Joseph, Brett McWhinney, Janice P Gill, Therese Koal, Chris Fouracre, Heidi P Iu, Brian R Cooke, Conchita Boyder, Hai T Pham, Lisa M Jolly
As an outcome of the 2010 Asian Pacific Conference for Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry in Hong Kong, a collaborative working group was formed to promote the harmonisation of mass spectrometry methods. The Mass Spectrometry Harmonisation Working Group resides under the combined auspices of the Asia-Pacific Federation for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (APFCB) and the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB). A decision was made to initially focus attention on serum steroids due to the common interest of members in this area; with the first steroid to assess being testosterone...
May 2016: Clinical Biochemist. Reviews
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