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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107215/metabolic-cardiac-and-renal-effects-of-the-slow-hydrogen-sulfide-releasing-molecule-gyy4137-during-resuscitated-septic-shock-in-swine-with-pre-existing-coronary-artery-disease
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Benedikt L Nubaum, Josef Vogt, Ulrich Wachter, Oscar McCook, Martin Wepler, José Matallo, Enrico Calzia, Michael Gröger, Michael Georgieff, Mark E Wood, Matthew Whiteman, Peter Radermacher, Sebastian Hafner
Decreased levels of endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) contribute to atherosclerosis, whereas equivocal data are available on H2S effects during sepsis. Moreover, H2S improved glucose utilization in anaesthetized, ventilated, hypothermic mice, but normothermia and/or sepsis blunted this effect. The metabolic effects of H2S in large animals are controversial. Therefore, we investigated the effects of the H2S donor GYY4137 during resuscitated, fecal peritonitis-induced septic shock in swine with genetically and diet-induced coronary artery disease (CAD)...
January 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106365/coordinatively-self-assembled-luminescent-gold-nanoparticles-fluorescence-turn-on-system-for-high-efficiency-passive-tumor-imaging
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Xuandi Lai, Lishan Tan, Xiulong Deng, Jinbin Liu, Aiqing Li, Jianyu Liu, Jianqiang Hu
A fluorescence turn-on system for highly efficient and prolonged tumor imaging has been established by Co2+-induced coordination self-assembly strategy, in which luminescent glutathione (GSH)-modified gold nanoparticles (LGAuNPs) are assembled into LGAuNPs assemblies (LGAuNPs-Co) through coordination bond between unoccupied orbit of Co2+ and lone pair electrons of GSH on the surface of LGAuNPs. The LGAuNPs-Co is sensitive to microenvironment pH and its quenched luminescence will be turned on in tumor tissues (acidic microenvironment), which behaves as a fluorescence turn-on system for passive tumor imaging...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105770/does-peritoneal-protein-transport-increase-with-peritoneal-dialysis-therapy-duration-and-lead-to-extracellular-water-overload-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Cate Goodlad, Andrew Davenport
Faster peritoneal transport status has been associated with adverse outcomes for peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Peritoneal protein clearance, through large pores, may be a surrogate marker of local inflammation. We wished to determine whether peritoneal protein transport increased with PD duration or was associated with extracellular water (ECW) expansion. We studied the relationships between 4 h Dialysate (D)/Serum (S) protein and ECW excess, using multifrequency bioelectrical impedance assessments, in 103 PD patients with up to 4 years of prospectively collected peritoneal equilibrium test (PET) results...
January 19, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105769/renal-tubular-resistance-is-the-primary-driver-for-loop-diuretic-resistance-in-acute-heart-failure
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Jozine M Ter Maaten, Veena S Rao, Jennifer S Hanberg, F Perry Wilson, Lavanya Bellumkonda, Mahlet Assefa, J Sam Broughton, Julie D'Ambrosi, W H Wilson Tang, Kevin Damman, Adriaan A Voors, David H Ellison, Jeffrey M Testani
BACKGROUND: Loop diuretic resistance is a common barrier to effective decongestion in acute heart failure (AHF), and is associated with poor outcome. Specific mechanisms underlying diuretic resistance are currently unknown in contemporary AHF patients. We therefore aimed to determine the relative importance of defects in diuretic delivery vs. renal tubular response in determining diuretic response (DR) in AHF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty AHF patients treated with intravenous bumetanide underwent a 6-h timed urine collection for sodium and bumetanide clearance...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105760/aerosol-based-airway-epithelial-cell-delivery-improves-airway-regeneration-and-repair
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E Kardia, E S Ch'ng, B H Yahaya
Aerosol-based cell therapy has emerged as a novel and promising therapeutic strategy for treating lung diseases. The goal of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of aerosol-based airway epithelial cell (AEC) delivery in the setting of acute lung injury induced by tracheal brushing in rabbit. 24 hours following injury, exogenous rabbit AECs were labelled with BrdU and aerosolized using the MicroSprayer® Aerosolizer into the injured airway. Histopathological assessments of the injury in the trachea and lungs were quantitatively scored (1 and 5 d after cell delivery)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105281/n-1-benzyl-3-5-dimethyl-1h-pyrazol-4-yl-benzamides-antiproliferative-activity-and-effects-on-mtorc1-and-autophagy
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Teng Ai, Rose Willett, Jessica Williams, Rui Ding, Daniel J Wilson, Jiashu Xie, Do-Hyung Kim, Rosa Puertollano, Liqiang Chen
Guided by antiproliferative activity in MIA PaCa-2 cells, we have performed preliminary structure-activity relationship studies on N-(1-benzyl-3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)benzamides. Two selected compounds showed submicromolar antiproliferative activity and good metabolic stability. Both compounds reduced mTORC1 activity and increased autophagy at the basal level. In addition, they disrupted autophagic flux by interfering with mTORC1 reactivation and clearance of LC3-II under starvation/refeed conditions, as evidenced by accumulation of LC3-II and abnormal LC3 labeled punctae...
January 12, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104743/active-brown-fat-during-18fdg-pet-ct-imaging-defines-a-patient-group-with-characteristic-traits-and-an-increased-probability-of-brown-fat-redetection
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Carlos Gerngroß, Johanna Schretter, Martin Klingenspor, Markus Schwaiger, Tobias Fromme
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) provides a means of non-shivering thermogenesis. In humans, active BAT can be visualized by (18)F-fluoro-desoxyglucose (FDG) uptake as detected by positron emission tomography (PET) combined with computer tomography (CT). The retrospective analysis of clinical scans is a valuable source to identify anthropometric parameters that influence BAT mass and activity and thus the potential efficacy of envisioned drugs targeting this tissue to treat metabolic disease. We analyzed 2854 FDG-PET/CT scans from 1644 patients and identified 98 scans from 81 patients with active BAT...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104420/use-of-a-novel-flexible-mini-nephroscope-in-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Dilip Kumar Mishra, Madhu Sudan Agrawal
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and safety of a novel flexible mini-nephroscope in minimally-invasive PCNL. Presumably, limiting the size and number of tracts during percutaneous-nephrolithotomy(PCNL) has the potential of decreasing the morbidity of the procedure. We present our experience with, this new technique. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with multiple kidney stones treated with mini-PCNL combined with a novel flexible mini-nephroscope was performed...
January 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104239/cd8-t-cells-of-chronic-hcv-infected-patients-express-multiple-negative-immune-checkpoints-following-stimulation-with-hcv-peptides
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Muttiah Barathan, Rosmawati Mohamed, Jamuna Vadivelu, Li Yen Chang, Ramachandran Vignesh, Jayalakshmi Krishnan, Panneer Sigamani, Alireza Saeidi, M Ravishankar Ram, Vijayakumar Velu, Marie Larsson, Esaki M Shankar
Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cells are key to successful viral clearance in HCV disease. Accumulation of exhausted HCV-specific T cells during chronic infection results in considerable loss of protective functional immune responses. The role of T-cell exhaustion in chronic HCV disease remains poorly understood. Here, we studied the frequency of HCV peptide-stimulated T cells expressing negative immune checkpoints (PD-1, CTLA-4, TRAIL, TIM-3 and BTLA) by flow cytometry, and measured the levels of Th1/Th2/Th17 cytokines secreted by T cells by a commercial Multi-Analyte ELISArray™ following in vitro stimulation of T cells using HCV peptides and phytohemagglutinin (PHA)...
December 16, 2016: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104106/peritoneal-dialysis-in-class-2-3-obesity-a-single-center-experience
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Yougandhar V Akula, Tibor Fülöp, Mehul P Dixit
Extreme obesity may hamper successful peritoneal dialysis (PD) delivery. Among our PD patients, we have identified 15 markedly obese (class 2-3 obesity: body mass index [BMI] ≥35kg/m(2)) and 20 lean (BMI: 20-25kg/m(2)) dialysis patients and reviewed multiple clinical, laboratory and dialysis-related parameters. Extreme outliers of obesity (BMI > 40; 6 subjects) received detailed review. Although weight (P < 0.0001) and BMI (P < 0.0001) differed significantly, weekly Kt/V (obese versus lean: 2.05 ± 0...
January 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102876/aging-tumour-cells-to-cure-cancer-pro-senescence-therapy-for-cancer
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Arianna Calcinotto, Andrea Alimonti
Robust scientific evidence demonstrates that senes-cence induction in cancer works as a potent weapon to eradicate tumorigenesis. Therapies that enhance senescence not only promote a stable cell growth arrest but also work as a strong stimulus for the acti-vation of the antitumour immune response. However, recent advances suggest that if senescent tumour cells are not cleared from the tumours, they may promote tumour progression and metastasis. In this article, we focus on concepts that are relevant to a pro-senescence therapeutic approach, including caveats, and we propose therapeutic strategies that involve the combined use of pro-senescence therapies with im-munotherapies to promote the clearance of senescent tumour cells...
January 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102754/enhancement-of-antibody-functions-through-fc-multiplications
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Qun Wang, Yan Chen, Mark Pelletier, Romana Cvitkovic, Jessica Bonnell, Chien-Ying Chang, Adem C Koksal, Ellen O'Connor, Xizhe Gao, Xiang-Qing Yu, Herren Wu, C Kendall Stover, William F Dall'Acqua, Xiaodong Xiao
Antibodies carry out a plethora of functions through their crystallizable fragment (Fc) regions, which can be naturally tuned by the adoption of several isotypes and post-translational modifications. Protein engineering enables further Fc function modulations through modifications of the interactions between the Fc and its functional partners, including FcγR, FcRn, complement complex, and additions of auxiliary functional units. Due to the many functions embedded within the confinement of an Fc, a suitable balance must be maintained for a therapeutic antibody to be effective and safe...
January 19, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102546/ataluren-and-similar-compounds-specific-therapies-for-premature-termination-codon-class-i-mutations-for-cystic-fibrosis
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Aisha A Aslam, Colin Higgins, Ian P Sinha, Kevin W Southern
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis is a common life-shortening genetic disorder in the Caucasian population (less common in other ethnic groups) caused by the mutation of a single gene that codes for the production of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein. This protein coordinates the transport of salt (and bicarbonate) across cell surfaces and the mutation most notably affects the airways. In the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, defective protein results in a dehydrated surface liquid and compromised mucociliary clearance...
January 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102538/comparing-early-liver-graft-function-from-heart-beating-and-living-donors-a-pilot-study-aiming-to-identify-new-biomarkers-of-liver-injury
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Qi Joy Yang, Michael Kluger, Krzysztof Goryński, Janusz Pawliszyn, Barbara Bojko, Ai-Ming Yu, Keumhan Noh, Markus Selzner, Angela Jerath, Stuart McCluskey, K Sandy Pang, Marcin Wąsowicz
: Liver and kidney functions among recipients of liver transplantation (LT) surgery with heart beating (HBD, n = 13) or living donors (LD, n = 9) with different cold ischemic times were examined during the neohepatic phase for clearing rocuronium bromide (ROC, cleared by liver and kidney) and tranexamic acid (TXA, cleared by kidney). Solid phase micro-extraction and LC-MS/MS was applied to determine the plasma concentrations of ROC and TXA, and creatinine was determined by standard laboratory methods...
January 19, 2017: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102119/glutathione-and-glutathione-transferase-omega-1-as-key-posttranslational-regulators-in-macrophages
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Mark M Hughes, Anne F McGettrick, Luke A J O'Neill
Macrophage activation during phagocytosis or by pattern recognition receptors, such as Toll-like receptor 4, leads to the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS act as a microbicidal defense mechanism, promoting clearance of infection, allowing for resolution of inflammation. Overproduction of ROS, however, overwhelms our cellular antioxidant defense system, promoting oxidation of protein machinery, leading to macrophage dysregulation and pathophysiology of chronic inflammatory conditions, such as atherosclerosis...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101973/heparin-cross-linked-collagen-sponge-scaffolds-improve-functional-regeneration-of-rat-tracheal-epithelium
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Ryosuke Nakamura, Akiko Tani, Susumu Yoshie, Masakazu Ikeda, Ikuo Wada, Akihiro Hazama, Yukio Nomoto, Yasuhiro Tada, Tatsuo Nakamura, Koichi Omori
Tracheal epithelial cells maintain airway homeostasis by mediating mucociliary clearance. Following tracheal reconstruction, timely epithelial regeneration is required to prevent respiratory compromise and infectious diseases. To achieve rapid tracheal epithelial regeneration, a heparin cross-linked collagen sponge containing fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) was prepared as a graft for tracheal reconstruction. The heparin cross-linked sponge exhibited a high FGF-2 retaining capacity, and tracheal epithelial and mesenchymal cells cultured in this sponge containing FGF-2 showed high proliferative capacities...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101662/strategies-to-prevent-cast-formation-in-patients-with-plastic-bronchitis-undergoing-heart-transplantation
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John J Parent, Robert K Darragh, Jeffrey G Gossett, Thomas D Ryan, Chet R Villa, Angela Lorts, John L Jefferies, Jeffrey A Towbin, Clifford Chin
Plastic bronchitis, a rare complication after Fontan palliation, carries a high morbidity and mortality risk. Heart transplantation is an effective treatment option, but casts may occur in the early post-operative period. We present a case series detailing peri-operative management strategies to minimize morbidity and mortality related to plastic bronchitis in patients undergoing heart transplantation. Patient 1 received no treatment pre-, intra-, or post-transplant for prevention of bronchial casts and developed severe respiratory acidosis 18 h following transplant...
January 19, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101305/recurrence-of-choledocholithiasis-following-endoscopic-bile-duct-clearance-long-term-results-and-factors-associated-with-recurrent-bile-duct-stones
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Christos Konstantakis, Christos Triantos, Vasileios Theopistos, Georgios Theocharis, Ioannis Maroulis, Georgia Diamantopoulou, Konstantinos Thomopoulos
AIM: To evaluate the rate of recurrence of symptomatic choledocholithiasis and identify factors associated with the recurrence of bile duct stones in patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) for bile duct stone disease. METHODS: All patients who underwent ERCP and EST for bile duct stone disease and had their bile duct cleared from 1/1/2005 until 31/12/2008 was enrolled. All symptomatic recurrences during the study period (until 31/12/2015) were recorded...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100783/dual-functional-roles-of-molecular-beacon-a-microrna-detector-and-inhibitor
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Wai Ming Li, Ching-Man Chan, Andrew L Miller, Chow H Lee
MicroRNAs are essential in many cellular processes. The ability to detect microRNAs is important for understanding its function and biogenesis. This study is aimed at using a molecular beacon to detect miR-430 in developing zebrafish embryos as a proof of principle. miR-430 is crucial for the clearance of maternal mRNA during maternal zygotic transition (MZT) in embryonic development. Despite its known function, the temporal and spatial expression of miR-430 remains unclear. We used various imaging techniques, including laser scanning confocal microscopy, spinning disk and lightsheet microscopy, to study the localization of miR-430 and any developmental defects possibly caused by the molecular beacon...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100773/targeted-fc%C3%AE-r-mediated-clearance-by-a-biparatopic-bispecific-antibody
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Srinath Kasturirangan, G Jonah Rainey, Linda Xu, Xinwei Wang, Alyse Portnoff, Tracy Chen, Christine Fazenbaker, Helen Zhong, Jared Bee, Zhutian Zeng, Craig Jenne, Herren Wu, Changshou Gao
Soluble ligands have commonly been targeted by antibody therapeutics for cancers and other diseases. While monoclonal antibodies targeting such ligands can block their interactions with their cognate receptors, they can also significantly increase the half-life of their ligands by FcRn-mediated antibody recycling, thereby evading ligand renal clearance and requiring increasingly high antibody doses to neutralize the increasing pool of target. To overcome this issue, we generated a bispecific/biparatopic antibody (BiSAb) that targets two different epitopes on IL-6 to block IL-6 mediated signaling...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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