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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786486/one-year-retention-of-gadolinium-in-the-brain-comparison-of-gadodiamide-and-gadoterate-meglumine-in-a-rodent-model
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Philippe Robert, Stefanie Fingerhut, Cécile Factor, Véronique Vives, Justine Letien, Michael Sperling, Marlène Rasschaert, Robin Santus, Sébastien Ballet, Jean-Marc Idée, Claire Corot, Uwe Karst
Purpose To compare the long-term brain elimination kinetics and gadolinium species in healthy rats after repeated injections of the contrast agents gadodiamide (a linear contrast agent) or gadoterate (a macrocyclic contrast agent). Materials and Methods Nine-week-old rats received five doses of 2.4 mmol gadolinium per kilogram of body weight over 5 weeks and were followed for 12 months with T1-weighted MRI (n = 140 rats, corresponding to seven time points, two contrast agents, and 10 rats per group). Animals were sacrificed at 1 week, 1 month, and 2, 3, 4, 5, and 12 months after the last injection...
May 17, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786457/xanthine-oxidase-inhibitors-and-sepsis
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Maria Fátima de Paula Ramos, Alceni do Carmo Morais Monteiro de Barros, Clara Versolato Razvickas, Fernanda T Borges, Nestor Schor
Xanthine oxidase activation occurs in sepsis and results in the generation of uric acid (UrAc) and reactive oxygen species (ROS). We aimed to evaluate the effect of xanthine oxidase inhibitors (XOis) in rats stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). LPS (10 mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally (i.p.) immediately after allopurinol (Alo, 2 mg/kg) or febuxostat (Feb, 1 mg/kg) every 24 h for 3 days. To increase UrAc levels, oxonic acid (Oxo) was administered by gavage (750 mg/kg per day) for 5 days...
January 2018: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786112/ctla%C3%A2-4-interferes-with-the-hbv%C3%A2-specific-t-cell-immune-response-review
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Hui Cao, Ruiwen Zhang, Wei Zhang
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major cause of hepatic inflammation. Successful HBV clearance in patients is associated with sustained viral control by effector T cells. Compared with acute hepatitis B, chronic HBV infection is associated with the depletion of T cells, resulting in weak or absent virus‑specific T cells reactivity, which is described as 'exhaustion'. This exhaustion is characterized by impaired cytokine production and sustained expression of multiple coinhibitory molecules. Cytotoxic T lymphocyte‑associated antigen‑4 (CTLA‑4) is one of many coinhibitory molecules that can attenuate T cell activation by inhibiting costimulation and transmitting inhibitory signals to T cells...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785937/the-effect-of-enzyme-replacement-therapy-on-clinical-outcomes-in-paediatric-patients-with-fabry-disease-a-systematic-literature-review-by-a-european-panel-of-experts
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Marco Spada, Ralf Baron, Perry M Elliott, Bruno Falissard, Max J Hilz, Lorenzo Monserrat, Camilla Tøndel, Anna Tylki-Szymańska, Christoph Wanner, Dominique P Germain
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease is caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme α-galactosidase, resulting in progressive accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (GL-3). The disease can manifest early during childhood and adolescence. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with recombinant human α-galactosidase is the first specific treatment for Fabry disease and has been available in Europe since 2001. This paper presents the findings of a systematic literature review of clinical outcomes with ERT in paediatric patients with Fabry disease...
April 26, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785679/drooling-in-parkinson-s-disease-evidence-of-a-role-for-divided-attention
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Hannah Reynolds, Nick Miller, Richard Walker
Drooling is a frequently reported symptom in Parkinson's Disease (PD) with significant psychosocial impact and negative health consequences including silent aspiration of saliva with the associated risk of respiratory infections. It is suggested that in PD drooling is associated with inefficient oropharyngeal swallowing which reduces the effective clearance of saliva rather than hyper-salivation. This is compounded by unintended mouth opening and flexed posture increasing anterior loss of saliva. It is reported to occur most frequently during cognitively distracting concurrent tasks suggesting an impact from divided attention in a dual-task situation...
May 21, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785661/atrial-fibrillation-in-dialysis-patients-is-there-a-place-for-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
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REVIEW
Elzbieta Mlodawska, Paulina Lopatowska, Jolanta Malyszko, Maciej Banach, Bożena Sobkowicz, Adrian Covic, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk
Atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs approximately in 3% of general population, with greater prevalence in elderly. Non-vitamin K-dependent oral anticoagulant agents (NOACs) according to the current European guidelines are recommended for patients with AF at high risk for stroke as a first-choice treatment. NOACs are not inferior to warfarin or some of them are better than warfarin in reducing the rate of ischemic stroke. Moreover, they significantly reduce the rate of intracranial hemorrhages, major bleedings, and mortality compared with warfarin...
May 21, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785287/lymph-node-dissection-during-sublobar-resection-why-when-and-how
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REVIEW
Pascal-Alexandre Thomas
Appropriate lymph node (LN) assessment is a hallmark of surgical quality of curative intent operations for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Even in the era of extensive pre-treatment work-up including routine PET-scanning and brain imaging, and selective invasive LN evaluation, unexpected LN metastases are found at surgery in more than 10% of patients with a cT1aN0 tumor. Systematic lymphadenectomy minimizes the risk of leaving tumor-LN behind and thus the risk of an incomplete resection, and provides the most truthful pTNM, which is decisive in directing adjuvant chemotherapy...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785179/nanoformulation-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-with-target-receptor-triggered-release-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Yuhang Jiang, James M Fay, Chi-Duen Poon, Natasha Vinod, Yuling Zhao, Kristin Bullock, Si Qin, Devika S Manickam, Xiang Yi, William A Banks, Alexander V Kabanov
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is identified as a potent neuroprotective and neuroregenerative agent for many neurological diseases. Regrettably, its delivery to the brain is hampered by poor serum stability and rapid brain clearance. Here, a novel nanoformulation is reported composed of a bio-compatible polymer, poly(ethylene glycol)- b -poly(L-glutamic acid) (PEG-PLE), that hosts the BDNF molecule in a nanoscale complex, termed here Nano-BDNF. Upon simple mixture, Nano-BDNF spontaneously forms uniform spherical particles with a core-shell structure...
February 7, 2018: Advanced Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784860/molecular-and-functional-characterization-of-fc%C3%AE-riiib-receptor-ligand-interaction-implications-for-neutrophil-mediated-immune-mechanisms-in-malaria
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Piyapong Simtong, Amornrat V Romphruk, Annalena Traum, Monika Burg-Roderfeld, Gregor Bein, Konstantin Jakubowski, Andreas Dominik, Michael Theisen, Ikhlaq Hussain Kana, Ulrich J Sachs, Sentot Santoso
The Fcγ receptor IIIb (FcγRIIIb) is a low-affinity receptor of IgG and is essential in neutrophil mediated effector functions. Different allelic forms of FcγRIIIb carrying human neutrophil antigen (HNA-1a, -1b, -1c and -1d) have been identified. Here, we have generated stable transfected HEK293 cell lines expressing HNA-1aa, -1bb, and -1bc. Of these, cells expressing HNA-1bc interacted significantly stronger (2.277 versus 0.743) with human IgG than cells expressing the HNA-1aa or -1bb alloforms. The higher affinity of IgG towards the HNA-1c alloform was confirmed using neutrophils derived from German blood donors...
May 21, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784049/identification-and-therapeutic-modulation-of-a-pro-inflammatory-subset-of-disease-associated-microglia-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Srikant Rangaraju, Eric B Dammer, Syed Ali Raza, Priyadharshini Rathakrishnan, Hailian Xiao, Tianwen Gao, Duc M Duong, Michael W Pennington, James J Lah, Nicholas T Seyfried, Allan I Levey
BACKGROUND: Disease-associated-microglia (DAM) represent transcriptionally-distinct and neurodegeneration-specific microglial profiles with unclear significance in Alzheimer's disease (AD). An understanding of heterogeneity within DAM and their key regulators may guide pre-clinical experimentation and drug discovery. METHODS: Weighted co-expression network analysis (WGCNA) was applied to existing microglial transcriptomic datasets from neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative disease mouse models to identify modules of highly co-expressed genes...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783985/the-doses-of-plasmid-backbone-plays-a-major-role-in-determining-the-hbv-clearance-in-hydrodynamic-injection-mouse-model
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Xian Wang, Jianmin Zhu, Yong Zhang, Yue Li, Tai Ma, Qun Li, Jiegou Xu, Long Xu
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) chronically infects approximately 350 million people worldwide, causing a major risk of liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Many mouse models have been tried to establish HBV infection through injection with various HBV-containing plasmids. However, it is not well understood that different plasmids, all of which contain the similar HBV genome, even the same plasmids with different dose, results in opposite immune responses toward HBV. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the role of HBV-containing plasmid backbones and the HBcAg in determining the HBV persistence...
May 21, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783682/heat-shock-gene-inactivation-and-protein-aggregation-with-links-to-chronic-diseases
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Ian James Martins
The heat shock response involved in protein misfolding is linked to the formation of toxic immunogenic proteins with heat shock proteins (HSP) as regulators of amyloid beta aggregation. The defective amyloid beta trafficking between different intracellular compartments is now relevant to HSPs and autoimmunity. Overnutrition, temperature dysregulation, and stress repress the heat shock gene Sirtuin 1 with the induction of HSP regulated amyloid beta aggregation involved in the autoimmune response. Defective circadian rhythm alterations are connected to inactivation of the peripheral sink amyloid beta clearance pathway and related to insulin resistance, protein aggregation, and autoimmune disease in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and various neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease...
May 18, 2018: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783199/inhalational-exposure-to-particulate-matter-air-pollution-alters-the-composition-of-the-gut-microbiome
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Ece A Mutlu, Işın Y Comba, Takugo Cho, Phillip A Engen, Cemal Yazıcı, Saul Soberanes, Robert B Hamanaka, Recep Niğdelioğlu, Angelo Y Meliton, Andrew J Ghio, G R Scott Budinger, Gökhan M Mutlu
Recent studies suggest an association between particulate matter (PM) air pollution and gastrointestinal (GI) disease. In addition to direct deposition, PM can be indirectly deposited in oropharynx via mucociliary clearance and upon swallowing of saliva and mucus. Within the GI tract, PM may alter the GI epithelium and gut microbiome. Our goal was to determine the effect of PM on gut microbiota in a murine model of PM exposure via inhalation. C57BL/6 mice were exposed via inhalation to either concentrated ambient particles or filtered air for 8-h per day, 5-days a week, for a total of 3-weeks...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782944/a-comprehensive-review-on-contact-lens-for-ophthalmic-drug-delivery
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REVIEW
Jiawen Xu, Yingyan Xue, Gaoyong Hu, Tianyu Lin, Jingxin Gou, Tian Yin, Haibing He, Yu Zhang, Xing Tang
With the prevalence of electronic devices and an aging population, the number of people affected with eye disease is increasing year by year. In spite of a large number of eye drops on the market, most of them do not perform sufficiently, due to rapid clearance mechanisms and ocular barriers. To enhance drug delivery to the eye, a number of novel formulations for ocular diseases have been investigated over recent decades, aiming to increase drug retention and permeation while also allowing for sustained drug release over prolonged periods...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782819/analytical-performance-of-an-immunoassay-to-measure-proenkephalin
#15
Leslie J Donato, Jeffrey W Meeusen, John C Lieske, Deborah Bergmann, Andrea Sparwaßer, Allan S Jaffe
BACKGROUND: Endogenous opioids, enkephalins, are known to increase with acute kidney injury. Since the mature pentapeptides are unstable, we evaluated the performance of an assay that measures proenkephalin 119-159 (PENK), a stable peptide formed concomitantly with mature enkephalins. METHODS: PENK assay performance was evaluated on two microtiterplate/chemiluminescence sandwich immunoassay formats that required 18 or 1 h incubation times. PENK concentration was measured in plasma from healthy individuals to establish a reference interval and in patients with varied levels of kidney function and comorbidities to assess the association with measured glomerular filtration rate (mGFR) using iothalamate clearance...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782489/systematic-identification-of-factors-mediating-accelerated-mrna-degradation-in-response-to-changes-in-environmental-nitrogen
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Darach Miller, Nathan Brandt, David Gresham
Cellular responses to changing environments frequently involve rapid reprogramming of the transcriptome. Regulated changes in mRNA degradation rates can accelerate reprogramming by clearing or stabilizing extant transcripts. Here, we measured mRNA stability using 4-thiouracil labeling in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae during a nitrogen upshift and found that 78 mRNAs are subject to destabilization. These transcripts include Nitrogen Catabolite Repression (NCR) and carbon metabolism mRNAs, suggesting that mRNA destabilization is a mechanism for targeted reprogramming of the transcriptome...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782406/population-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-dexmedetomidine-in-children-undergoing-ambulatory-surgery
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María-Gabriela Pérez-Guillé, Alejandra Toledo-López, Liliana Rivera-Espinosa, Radames Alemon-Medina, Chiharu Murata, Ismael Lares-Asseff, Juan Luis Chávez-Pacheco, Josefina Gómez-Garduño, Ana-Lilia Zamora Gutiérrez, Claudia Orozco-Galicia, Karina Ramírez-Morales, Gustavo Lugo-Goytia
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is an α-2 adrenergic agonist with sedative and analgesic properties. Although not approved for pediatric use by the Food and Drug Administration, DEX is increasingly used in pediatric anesthesia and critical care. However, very limited information is available regarding the pharmacokinetics of DEX in children. The aim of this study was to investigate DEX pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK-PD) in Mexican children 2-18 years of age who were undergoing outpatient surgical procedures...
May 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782303/clindamycin-induced-maculopapular-exanthema-with-preferential-involvement-of-striae-distensae-a-koebner-phenomenon
#18
Benigno Monteagudo, Miguel Cabanillas, Pilar Iriarte, Aquilina Ramírez-Santos, Elvira León-Muinos, Daniel González-Vilas, Óscar Suárez-Amor
Clindamycin is a lincomycin-derived antibiotic useful for the treatment of anaerobic and Gram-positive aerobic bacterial infections. Cutaneous adverse reactions are usually maculopapular exanthemas, although hypersensitivity syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome have also been reported (1). We report the case of a patient with a maculopapular rash triggered by clindamycin who developed cutaneous lesions on striae distensae (SD). A 47-year-old woman was referred to our clinic for pruritic cutaneous lesions which had started 6 days earlier...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781185/helper-t-cell-responses-and-pulmonary-fungal-infections
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REVIEW
Andrew J McDermott, Bruce S Klein
The mucosal surface of the respiratory tract encounters microbes, such as fungal particles, with every inhaled breath. When pathogenic fungi breach the physical barrier and innate immune system within the lung to establish an infection, adaptive immunity is engaged often in the form of helper CD4 T-cell responses. Type 1 responses, characterized by IFNγ production from CD4 cells, promote clearance of Histoplasma capsulatum and Cryptococcus neoformans infection. Likewise, IL-17A production from Th17 cells promotes immunity to Blastomyces dermatitidis and Coccidiodes species infection by recruiting neutrophils...
May 20, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781161/a-novel-titanium-sapphire-picosecond-domain-laser-safely-and-effectively-removes-purple-blue-and-green-tattoo-inks
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Eric F Bernstein, Jayant Bhawalkar, Kevin T Schomacker
BACKGROUND: Green, blue, and purple tattoo pigments are often the colors most resistant to laser removal. Recently, the first ever production picosecond-domain laser with a 785 nm wavelength was developed to improve the rate of clearance of green, blue, and purple tattoo inks. METHODS: Twenty-two tattoos from 15 subjects with skin phototypes II-IV were enrolled in the study. A total of four treatments were administered using a single 785 nm picosecond-domain laser wavelength...
May 20, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
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