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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221696/using-environmental-dna-to-assess-population-wide-spatiotemporal-reserve-use
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Kathryn Stewart, Hongjuan Ma, Jinsong Zheng, Jianfu Zhao
Scientists increasingly rely on protected areas to assist in biodiversity conservation, yet the efficacy of these areas are rarely systematically assessed, often as a byproduct of underfunding, particularly in developing countries. Still, adaptive management strategies to maximize conservation success often rely on understanding the temporal and spatial dynamism of population therein. Environmental DNA (eDNA) has been employed as a time and cost-effective method to monitor species' distribution, with quantitative PCR (qPCR) techniques also assisting in our knowledge about abundance of aquatic taxa...
February 21, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216579/a-plant-proteinase-inhibitor-from-enterolobium-contortisiliquum-attenuates-pulmonary-mechanics-inflammation-and-remodeling-induced-by-elastase-in-mice
#2
Osmar Aparecido Theodoro-Júnior, Renato Fraga Righetti, Rafael Almeida-Reis, Bruno Tadeu Martins-Oliveira, Leandro Vilela Oliva, Carla Máximo Prado, Beatriz Mangueira Saraiva-Romanholo, Edna Aparecida Leick, Nathalia Montouro Pinheiro, Yara Aparecida Lobo, Mílton de Arruda Martins, Maria Luiza Vilela Oliva, Iolanda de Fátima Lopes Calvo Tibério
Proteinase inhibitors have been associated with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities and may represent a potential therapeutic treatment for emphysema. Our aim was to evaluate the effects of a plant Kunitz proteinase inhibitor, Enterolobium contortisiliquum trypsin inhibitor (EcTI), on several aspects of experimental elastase-induced pulmonary inflammation in mice. C57/Bl6 mice were intratracheally administered elastase (ELA) or saline (SAL) and were treated intraperitoneally with EcTI (ELA-EcTI, SAL-EcTI) on days 1, 14 and 21...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214364/in-situ-analysis-of-bacillus-licheniformis-biofilms-amyloid-like-polymers-and-edna-are-involved-in-the-adherence-and-aggregation-of-the-extracellular-matrix
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I Randrianjatovo-Gbalou, P Rouquette, D Lefebvre, E Girbal-Neuhauser, C-E Marcato-Romain
AIMS: This study attempts to determine which exopolymeric substances are involved in the adherence and aggregation of a Bacillus licheniformis biofilm. METHODS AND RESULTS: The involvement of extracellular proteins and eDNA were particularly investigated using DNase and proteinase K treatment. The permeability of the biofilms increased 5-fold after DNase I-treatment. Quantification of the matrix components showed that, whatever the enzyme tested, some eDNA and amyloid-like polymers were removed simultaneously...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213364/safety-and-antitumor-activity-of-apalutamide-arn-509-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-with-and-without-prior-abiraterone-acetate-and-prednisone
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Dana E Rathkopf, Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Neal D Shore, Ronald F Tutrone, Joshi J Alumkal, Charles J Ryan, Mansoor Saleh, Ralph J Hauke, Rajesh Bandekar, Edna Chow Maneval, Carla J de Boer, Margaret K Yu, Howard I Scher
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of apalutamide before or after treatment with abiraterone acetate and prednisone (AAP) in patients with progressive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Two cohorts were studied: AAP-naïve and post-AAP patients who had received ≥6 months of AAP. Patients had progressive mCRPC per rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and/or imaging, without prior chemotherapy exposure. All received apalutamide 240 mg/day...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213119/the-heterogeneity-of-the-left-dorsal-premotor-cortex-evidenced-by-multimodal-connectivity-based-parcellation-and-functional-characterization
#5
Sarah Genon, Andrew Reid, Hai Li, Lingzhong Fan, Veronika I Müller, Edna C Cieslik, Felix Hoffstaedter, Robert Langner, Christian Grefkes, Angela R Laird, Peter T Fox, Tianzi Jiang, Katrin Amunts, Simon B Eickhoff
Despite the common conception of the dorsal premotor cortex (PMd) as a single brain region, its diverse connectivity profiles and behavioral heterogeneity argue for a differentiated organization of the PMd. A previous study revealed that the right PMd is characterized by a rostro-caudal and a ventro-dorsal distinction dividing it into five subregions: rostral, central, caudal, ventral and dorsal. The present study assessed whether a similar organization is present in the left hemisphere, by capitalizing on a multimodal data-driven approach combining connectivity-based parcellation (CBP) based on meta-analytic modeling, resting-state functional connectivity, and probabilistic diffusion tractography...
February 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210223/consumer-willingness-to-pay-for-dengue-vaccine-cyd-tdv-dengvaxia-%C3%A2-in-brazil-implications-for-future-pricing-considerations
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Isabella P Godói, André S Santos, Edna A Reis, Livia L P Lemos, Cristina M R Brandão, Juliana Alvares, Francisco A Acurcio, Brian Godman, Augusto A Guerra Júnior
Introduction and Objective: Dengue virus is a serious global health problem with an estimated 3.97 billion people at risk for infection worldwide. In December 2015, the first vaccine (CYD-TDV) for dengue prevention was approved in Brazil, developed by Sanofi Pasteur. However, given that the vaccine will potentially be paid via the public health system, information is need regarding consumers' willingness to pay for the dengue vaccine in the country as well as discussions related to the possible inclusion of this vaccine into the public health system...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210221/pharmacogenomic-characterization-and-isobologram-analysis-of-the-combination-of-ascorbic-acid-and-curcumin-two-main-metabolites-of-curcuma-longa-in-cancer-cells
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Edna Ooko, Onat Kadioglu, Henry J Greten, Thomas Efferth
Curcuma longa has long been used in China and India as anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions and also as a spice for varied curry preparations. The chemoprofile of the Curcuma species exhibits the presence of varied phytochemicals with curcumin being present in all three species but AA only being shown in C. longa. This study explored the effect of a curcumin/AA combination on human cancer cell lines. The curcumin/AA combination was assessed by isobologram analysis using the Loewe additivity drug interaction model...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203564/neurotoxicity-following-the-ingestion-of-bilimbi-fruit-averrhoa-bilimbi-in-an-end-stage-renal-disease-patient-on-hemodialysis
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Camille Pereira Caetano, Cinara Barros de Sá, Bruno Antônio Paixão Faleiros, Marcelo Fonseca Coutinho Fernandes Gomes, Edna Regina Silva Pereira
INTRODUCTION: The toxic effects of the ingestion of star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) in chronic kidney disease patients are well described in the literature. Recently, the compound caramboxin has been isolated, explaining the mechanisms of its neurotoxicity. Bilimbi fruit belongs to the family Oxalidaceae, Averrhoa bilimbi species, and exhibits similar biochemical characteristics to star fruit. OBJECTIVE: To report the case of a patient with chronic kidney disease who developed a seizure disorder after the ingestion of bilimbi fruit...
January 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203263/perception-of-emotional-valence-in-horse-whinnies
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Elodie F Briefer, Roi Mandel, Anne-Laure Maigrot, Sabrina Briefer Freymond, Iris Bachmann, Edna Hillmann
BACKGROUND: Non-human animals often produce different types of vocalisations in negative and positive contexts (i.e. different valence), similar to humans, in which crying is associated with negative emotions and laughter is associated with positive ones. However, some types of vocalisations (e.g. contact calls, human speech) can be produced in both negative and positive contexts, and changes in valence are only accompanied by slight structural differences. Although such acoustically graded signals associated with opposite valence have been highlighted in some species, it is not known if conspecifics discriminate them, and if contagion of emotional valence occurs as a result...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199338/development-and-application-of-an-edna-method-to-detect-the-critically-endangered-trinidad-golden-tree-frog-phytotriades-auratus-in-bromeliad-phytotelmata
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Sarah Brozio, Chloe Manson, Eleanor Gourevitch, Thomas J Burns, Mark S Greener, J Roger Downie, Paul A Hoskisson
The use of environmental DNA (eDNA) to monitor rare and elusive species has great potential for conservation biology. Traditional surveying methods can be time-consuming, labour-intensive, subject to error or can be invasive and potentially damaging to habitat. The Trinidad golden treefrog (Phytotriades auratus) is one such species that would benefit from such an approach. This species inhabits the giant bromeliad (Glomeropitcairnia erectiflora) on two peaks on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Traditional survey methods for this species have required the destruction of the giant bromeliad, which is the only known habitat of this frog...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194715/does-extracellular-dna-production-vary-in-staphylococcal-biofilms-isolated-from-infected-implants-versus-controls
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Beata Zatorska, Marion Groger, Doris Moser, Magda Diab-Elschahawi, Luigi Segagni Lusignani, Elisabeth Presterl
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic implant infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and epidermidis are major challenges for early diagnosis and treatment owing to biofilm formation on the implant surface. Extracellular DNA (eDNA) is actively excreted from bacterial cells in biofilms, contributing to biofilm stability, and may offer promise in the detection or treatment of such infections. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Does DNA structure change during biofilm formation? (2) Are there time-dependent differences in eDNA production during biofilm formation? (3) Is there differential eDNA production between clinical and control Staphylococcal isolates? (4) Is eDNA production correlated to biofilm thickness? METHODS: We investigated eDNA presence during biofilm formation in 60 clinical and 30 control isolates of S aureus and S epidermidis...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193849/toxoplasma-gondii-exposure-and-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-control-study
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Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Edna Madai Méndez-Hernández, José Manuel Salas-Pacheco, Luis Ángel Ruano-Calderón, Jesús Hernández-Tinoco, Oscar Arias-Carrión, Luis Francisco Sánchez-Anguiano, Francisco Xavier Castellanos-Juárez, Ada Agustina Sandoval-Carrillo, Oliver Liesenfeld, Agar Ramos-Nevárez
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between Toxoplasma gondii infection and Parkinson's disease and to investigate whether T. gondii seropositivity is associated with the general characteristics of patients with Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Cases and controls were enrolled in Durango City, Mexico. PARTICIPANTS: 65 patients with Parkinson's disease and 195 age- and gender-matched control subjects without Parkinson's disease...
February 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183697/safety-and-antitumor-activity-of-the-multi-targeted-pan-trk-ros1-and-alk-inhibitor-entrectinib-rxdx-101-combined-results-from-two-phase-1-trials-alka-372-001-and-startrk-1
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Alexander Drilon, Salvatore Siena, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, Manish Patel, Myung Ju Ahn, Jeeyun Lee, Todd M Bauer, Anna F Farago, Jennifer J Wheler, Stephen V Liu, Robert Doebele, Laura Giannetta, Giulio Cerea, Giovanna Marrapese, Michele Schirru, Alessio Amatu, Katia Bencardino, Laura Palmeri, Andrea Sartore-Bianchi, Angelo Vanzulli, Sara Cresta, Silvia Damian, Matteo Duca, Elena Ardini, Gang Li, Jason Christiansen, Karey Kowalski, Ann Johnson, Rupal Patel, David Luo, Edna Chow-Maneval, Zachary Hornby, Pratik S Multani, Alice T Shaw, Filippo G De Braud
Entrectinib, a potent oral inhibitor of the tyrosine kinases TRKA/B/C, ROS1, and ALK, was evaluated in two Phase 1 studies in patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors, including patients with active CNS disease. Here we summarize the overall safety and report the antitumor activity of entrectinib in a cohort of patients with tumors harboring NTRK1/2/3, ROS1, or ALK gene fusions, naïve to prior TKI treatment targeting the specific gene, and who were treated at doses that achieved therapeutic exposures consistent with the RP2D...
February 9, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180267/private-troubles-to-public-issue-empowering-communities-to-reduce-alcohol-related-harm-in-sabah-malaysia
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Helen Benedict Lasimbang, Wendy Shoesmith, Mohd Nazri Bin Mohd Daud, Nirmal Kaur, Margaret Chin Pau Jin, Jaswant Singh, Wilfred John, Edna Salumbi, Lidwina Amir
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177833/the-importance-of-molecular-markers-and-primer-design-when-characterizing-biodiversity-from-environmental-dna-edna
#15
Joanna Freeland
Environmental DNA (eDNA) comprises DNA fragments that have been shed into the environment by organisms, and which can be extracted from environmental samples such as water or soil. Characterization of eDNA can allow researchers to infer the presence or absence of species from a particular site without the need to locate and identify individuals, and therefore may provide an extremely valuable tool for quantifying biodiversity. However, as is often the case with relatively new protocols, methodological challenges remain...
December 22, 2016: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167095/genome-wide-interaction-study-of-dust-mite-allergen-on-lung-function-in-children-with-asthma
#16
Erick Forno, Joanne Sordillo, John Brehm, Wei Chen, Takis Benos, Qi Yan, Lydiana Avila, Manuel Soto-Quirós, Michelle M Cloutier, Angel Colón-Semidey, Maria Alvarez, Edna Acosta-Pérez, Scott T Weiss, Augusto A Litonjua, Glorisa Canino, Juan C Celedón
BACKGROUND: Childhood asthma is likely the result of gene-by-environment (GxE) interactions. Dust mite is a known risk factor for asthma morbidity. Yet, there have been no genome-wide GxE studies of dust mite allergen on asthma-related phenotypes. OBJECTIVE: To identify genetic variants whose effects on lung function in children with asthma are modified by level of dust mite allergen exposure. METHODS: A genome-wide interaction analysis of dust mite allergen level and lung function was performed in a cohort of Puerto Rican children with asthma (PRGOAL)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163932/dyslipidemia-in-patients-with-a-cardiovascular-risk-and-disease-at-the-university-teaching-hospital-of-yaound%C3%A3-cameroon
#17
Vicky Jocelyne Ama Moor, Sylvie Ndongo Amougou, Sebastien Ombotto, Felicien Ntone, Doriane Edna Wouamba, Bernadette Ngo Nonga
Objective. To determine the frequency of lipid abnormalities in patients with a cardiovascular risk and disease at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) of Yaoundé. Materials and Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional study from 1 March to 31 May 2015 at the UTH of Yaoundé. We included all patients seen in the outpatient department with a diagnosis of a cardiovascular disease or a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Patients who accepted to participate in the study were asked to answer a questionnaire; after that a blood sample was taken for lipid profile...
2017: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152396/insulin-resistance-atherogenicity-and-iron-metabolism-in-multiple-sclerosis-with-and-without-depression-associations-with-inflammatory-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-and-uric-acid
#18
Sayonara Rangel Oliveira, Ana Paula Kallaur, Josiane Lopes, Andrea Name Colado Simão, Edna Maria Vissoci Reiche, Elaine Regina Delicato de Almeida, Helena Kaminami Morimoto, Wildea Lice de Carvalho Jennings de Pereira, Daniela Frizon Alfieri, Tamires Flauzino, Caio de Meleck Proença, Anna Maria Gomes, Damacio Ramón Kaimen-Maciel, Michael Maes
Depression is accompanied by metabolic disorders in iron metabolism, lipoproteins, and insulin resistance. We measured plasma levels of ferritin, iron, lipids, insulin, and glucose and computed the homeostasis model assessment (HOMA2IR) and atherogenic index of plasma (AIP) in MS patients with and without depression and healthy controls. Explanatory variables were serum uric acid, interleukin (IL)-6, lipid hydroperoxides (CL-LOOH), albumin, and C-reactive protein (CRP). Depression was assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), neurological disability using the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), and disease progression using ∆EDSS over five years earlier...
December 27, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148226/trends-in-antimicrobial-resistance-and-empiric-antibiotic-therapy-of-bloodstream-infections-at-a-general-hospital-in-mid-norway-a-prospective-observational-study
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Arne Mehl, Bjørn Olav Åsvold, Angela Kümmel, Stian Lydersen, Julie Paulsen, Ingvild Haugan, Erik Solligård, Jan Kristian Damås, Stig Harthug, Tom-Harald Edna
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of bloodstream infection (BSI) and antimicrobial resistance have been increasing in many countries. We studied trends in antimicrobial resistance and empiric antibiotic therapy at a medium-sized general hospital in Mid-Norway. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2013, 1995 prospectively recorded episodes of BSI in 1719 patients aged 16-99 years were included. We analyzed the antimicrobial non-susceptibility according to place of acquisition, site of infection, microbe group, and time period...
February 2, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139197/matrix-regulated-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-5-maintains-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-dependent-desmoplastic-traits-prognostic-of-neoplastic-recurrence
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Janusz Franco-Barraza, Ralph Francescone, Tiffany Luong, Neelima Shah, Raj Madhani, Gil Cukierman, Essel Dulaimi, Karthik Devarajan, Brian L Egleston, Emmanuelle Nicolas, R Katherine Alpaugh, Ruchi Malik, Robert G Uzzo, John P Hoffman, Erica A Golemis, Edna Cukierman
Desmoplasia, a fibrotic mass including cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and self-sustaining extracellular matrix (D-ECM), is a puzzling feature of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDACs). Conflicting studies have identified tumor-restricting and tumor-promoting roles of PDAC-associated desmoplasia, suggesting that individual CAF/D-ECM protein constituents have distinguishable tumorigenic and tumor-repressive functions. Using 3D culture of normal pancreatic versus PDAC-associated human fibroblasts, we identified a CAF/D-ECM phenotype that correlates with improved patient outcomes, and that includes CAFs enriched in plasma membrane-localized, active α5β1-integrin...
January 31, 2017: ELife
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