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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746470/relationship-between-ventilation-heterogeneity-and-exercise-intolerance-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-anemia
#1
A J Lopes, C L Marinho, U D Alves, C E A Gonçalves, P O Silva, E C Botelho, R Bedirian, A R Soares, M C P Maioli
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) causes dysfunction of multiple organs, with pulmonary involvement as a major cause of mortality. Recently, there has been growing interest in the nitrogen single-breath washout (N2SBW) test, which is able to detect ventilation heterogeneity and small airway disease when the results of other pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are still normal. Thus, the objectives of the present study were to assess the heterogeneity in the ventilation distribution in adults with SCA and to determine the association between the ventilation distribution and the clinical, cardiovascular, and radiological findings...
July 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742868/combining-ability-of-highland-tropic-adapted-potato-for-tuber-yield-and-yield-components-under-drought
#2
Betaw Hirut, Hussein Shimelis, Mengistu Fentahun, Merideth Bonierbale, Manuel Gastelo, Asrat Asfaw
Recurrent drought and late blight disease are the major factors limiting potato productivity in the northwest Ethiopian highlands. Incorporating drought tolerance and late blight resistance in the same genotypes will enable the development of cultivars with high and stable yield potential under erratic rainfall conditions. The objectives of this study were to assess combining ability effects and gene action for tuber yield and traits related to drought tolerance in the International Potato Centre's (CIP's) advanced clones from the late blight resistant breeding population B group 'B3C2' and to identify promising parents and families for cultivar development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740520/vitamin-d-levels-and-their-impact-on-mineral-metabolism-in-hiv-infected-patients-an-exploratory-study
#3
Silvina Mastaglia, Dana Watson, Natalia Bello, Vanesa Fridman, Daniel Stecher, Beatriz Oliveri
Vitamin D has immunomodulating properties. The nuclear receptor for vitamin D is expressed in several immune cells, which convert 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) to the active form 1,25 hydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2 D]. Under conditions of infection, 1,25(OH)2 D promotes production of cathelicidin (an antimicrobial peptide) in monocytes and activated macrophages. In vitro studies have shown the ability of cathelicidin to inhibit replication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) in T CD4 lymphocytes and macrophages...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739828/mice-bone-marrow-sca-1-cd44-mesenchymal-stem-cells-kill-avirulent-mycobacteria-but-not-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-through-modulation-of-cathelicidin-expression-via-p38-mapk-dependent-pathway
#4
Sumanta Kumar Naik, Avinash Padhi, Geetanjali Ganguli, Srabasti Sengupta, Sanghamitra Pati, Dasarathi Das, Avinash Sonawane
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) primarily infects lung macrophages. However, recent study has shown that Mtb also infect and persist in dormant form inside the bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) even after successful antibiotic therapy. However, the mechanism(s) by which Mtb survives in BM-MSCs is still not known. Like macrophages, BM-MSCs do not contain a well-defined endocytic pathway, which is known to play a central role in the clearance of internalized mycobacteria. Here, we studied the fate of virulent and avirulent mycobacteria in Sca-1(+)/CD44(+) BM-MSCs...
July 24, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739472/toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-improved-the-migration-of-sca-1-stem-progenitor-cells
#5
Ying Huang, Chunya Zhang, Jinghua Shen, Xiaogang Zhang, Jianqing Du, Daifu Zhang
Atherosclerosis is considered as a chronic inflammatory process, during which macrophages and smooth muscle cells migrate into the vascular wall intima to initiate atherogenesis. Stem/progenitor cells (SPCs) have been demonstrated as a new source of monocytes/macrophages and smooth muscle cells (SMCs). However, the regulation of SPCs migration into atherosclerotic initiation sites to produce macrophages and SMCs in-situis not fully elucidated. As toll-like receptor (TLRs) signaling plays essential role in migration of immunocytes, we wanted to explore the expression and function of TLRs in SPCs in detail...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738819/increased-biological-activity-of-protein-kinase-c-gamma-is-not-required-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia-14
#6
Etsuko Shimobayashi, Josef P Kapfhammer
Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder characterized by slowly progressive cerebellar dysfunction. Currently, 42 SCA types are known, some of which are caused by CAG repeat expansions, but others are caused by point mutations or deletions. Spinocerebellar ataxia type 14 (SCA14) is caused by missense mutations or deletions in the PRKCG gene, coding for protein kinase C gamma (PKCγ). It is still not well understood how these mutations eventually cause Purkinje cell dysfunction and death...
July 24, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738164/the-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-heart-failure-the-value-of-considering-both-global-longitudinal-left-ventricular-strain-and-mechanical-dispersion
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Cristian Mornoş, Danina M Muntean, Aniko Mornos, Simina Crisan, Lucian Petrescu, Adina Ionac, Raluca Sosdean, Dragos Cozma
In previous studies mechanical dispersion (MD) predicted ventricular arrhythmias independently of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Moreover the combination of MD and global longitudinal strain (GLS) increased the prediction of arrhythmic events. We investigated the prognostic value of a new 2D-strain index, GLS/MD, in patients with heart failure (HF). We analysed 340 consecutive HF outpatients in sinus rhythm. Echocardiography was performed at 1.6±0.4 months after hospital discharge. The end point included sudden cardiac death, ventricular fibrillation and sustained ventricular tachycardia (SCD/VA)...
July 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735140/isolated-subcallosal-artery-infarction-secondary-to-localised-cerebral-vasospasm-of-anterior-communicating-artery-complex-following-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
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Santhosh Kumar Kannath, Virender Malik, Jayadevan Enakshy Rajan
BACKGROUND: Subcallosal artery (ScA) infarction is a well-recognised, but uncommon complication of surgical treatment of anterior communicating artery (ACOM) aneurysms. CASE DESCRIPTION: An elderly man presented with massive subarachnoid haemorrhage due to left posterior communicating artery aneurysm with thick clots in the anterior interhemispheric fissure. The aneurysm was coiled with balloon protection and later, on the fifth day of ictus, the patient became acutely confused and developed memory disturbances...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733485/il-17-promotes-differentiation-of-splenic-lsk-lymphoid-progenitors-into-b-cells-following-plasmodium-yoelii-infection
#9
Debopam Ghosh, Susie L Brown, Jason S Stumhofer
Lineage(-)Sca-1(+)c-Kit(-) (LSK(-)) cells are a lymphoid progenitor population that expands in the spleen and preferentially differentiates into mature B cells in response to Plasmodium yoelii infection in mice. Furthermore, LSK(-) derived B cells can subsequently contribute to the ongoing immune response through the generation of parasite-specific Ab-secreting cells, as well as germinal center and memory B cells. However, the factors that promote their differentiation into B cells in the spleen postinfection are not defined...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732240/constitutive-transgene-expression-of-stem-cell-antigen-1-in-the-hair-follicle-alters-the-sensitivity-to-tumor-formation-and-progression
#10
Rikke Christensen, David M Owens, Annette C Füchtbauer, Anders Gunnarsson, Mette Ramsing, Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer, Uffe Birk Jensen
The cell surface protein Stem Cell Antigen-1 (Sca-1) marks stem or progenitor cells in several murine tissues and is normally upregulated during cancer development. Although the specific function of Sca-1 remains unknown, Sca-1 seems to play a role in proliferation, differentiation and cell migration in a number of tissues. In the skin epithelium, Sca-1 is highly expressed in the interfollicular epidermis but is absent in most compartments of the hair follicle; however, the function of Sca-1 in the skin has not been investigated...
July 8, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726193/regenerative-potential-of-spermatogonial-stem-cells-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-epithelial-progenitor-cells-of-c57bl-6-male-mice-with-metabolic-disorders
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E G Skurikhin, A V Pakhomova, O V Pershina, L A Ermolaeva, V A Krupin, N N Ermakova, E S Pan, A I Kudryashova, O Yu Rybalkina, T B Pavlovskaya, N V Litvyakov, V E Goldberg, A M Dygai
The properties of spermatogonial stem cells, endothelial progenitor cells, and the epithelial progenitors of C57Bl/6 mice under conditions of metabolic disorders were studied using the model of busulfan-induced suppression of spermatogenesis and in vitro culture technique. Spermatogonial stem cells CD117-CD90(+) and epithelial progenitors CD45-CD31-Sca-1(+)CD49f(+) derived from the testes of mice with metabolic disturbances demonstrated 17- and 28-fold increase in the respective cell mass and generated cell colonies in vitro...
June 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723829/prognostic-implication-of-early-ventricular-fibrillation-among-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Kristel E Medina-Rodríguez, Manuel Almendro-Delia, Ángel García-Alcántara, José J Arias-Garrido, Juan C Rodríguez-Yáñez, Gemma Alonso-Muñoz, Rafael de la Chica-Ruiz-Ruano, Antonio Reina-Toral, Antonio Varela-López, José A Arboleda-Sánchez, Ana M Poullet-Brea, Benito Zaya-Ganfo, Michel Butrón-Calderón, Maria J Cristo-Ropero, Rafael Hidalgo-Urbano, Juan C García-Rubira
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the prognosis of patients presenting early ventricular fibrillation (VF) in the setting of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Among patients included in the ARIAM (Análisis del Retraso en el Infarto Agudo de Miocardio) registry with the diagnosis of STEMI, those who received primary revascularization and were admitted in the first 12 h were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: From January 2007 to January 2012, 8340 patients were included in the STEMI cohort and 680 (8...
July 18, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720744/-preoperative-embolization-for-solid-cerebellar-hemangioblastoma-on-the-day-of-surgery-two-case-reports
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Ken Kuwahara, Tomotsugu Ichikawa, Jun Haruma, Tomohito Hishikawa, Masafumi Hiramatsu, Kenji Sugiu, Isao Date
Surgical resection of solid cerebellar hemangioblastomas can be challenging because of the profuse blood supply and tight space. We report two cases of solid cerebellar hemangioblastomas treated via surgical resection with the aid of preoperative endovascular embolization on the day of surgery. Case 1: A 36-year-old woman presented with a two-month history of headache and vomiting. Magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)revealed a right cerebellar solid mass, mild hydrocephalus, and apparent peritumoral edema. Angiogram showed a highly vascularized mass, three feeding arteries from the superior cerebellar artery(SCA), and a dilated vein draining into the confluence...
July 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717826/operator-radiation-exposure-during-transradial-coronary-angiography-effect-of-single-vs-double-catheters
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A Tarighatnia, L Pourafkari, A Farajollahi, A H Mohammadalian, M Ghojazadeh, N D Nader
BACKGROUND: The right radial artery has gained popularity as the preferred access site for coronary angiography. To save time and limit the radiation exposure of operators and patients, newly designed catheters can be used to access both the right and left coronary arteries. The aim of this study was to compare operator radiation exposure between single-catheter (SCA) and two-catheter approaches (TCA). METHODS: In all, 256 patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography via the right radial artery in a high-volume medical center were randomized to either the SCA or TCA group...
July 17, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717241/sca-1-identifies-a-trophoblast-population-with-multipotent-potential-in-the-mid-gestation-mouse-placenta
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Bryony V Natale, Christina Schweitzer, Martha Hughes, Maria A Globisch, Ramie Kotadia, Emilie Tremblay, Priscilla Vu, James C Cross, David R C Natale
Trophoblast stem (TS) cells in the mouse derive from the polar trophectoderm of the blastocyst and persist through early gestation (to E8.5) to support placental development. Further development and growth is proposed to rely on layer-restricted progenitor cells. Stem cell antigen (Sca) -1 is a member of the Ly6 gene family and a known marker of stem cells in both hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic mouse tissues. Having identified that Sca-1 mRNA was highly expressed in mouse TS cells in culture, we found that it was also expressed in a subset of trophoblast within the chorion and labyrinth layer of the mouse placenta...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716278/single-step-blood-direct-pcr-a-robust-and-rapid-method-to-diagnose-triplet-repeat-disorders
#16
Inder Singh, Vishnu Swarup, Sunil Shakya, Vinay Goyal, Mohammed Faruq, Achal Kumar Srivastava
OBJECTIVE: DNA extraction prior to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification in genetic diagnoses of triplet repeat disorders (TRDs) is tedious and labour-intensive and has the limitations of sample contamination with foreign DNA, including that from preceding samples. Therefore, we aimed to develop a rapid, robust, and cost-effective method for expeditious genetic investigation of TRDs from whole blood as a DNA template. METHODS: Peripheral blood samples were collected from 70 clinically suspected patients of progressive ataxia...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715970/scaffold-in-scaffold-potential-to-induce-growth-and-differentiation-of-cardiac-progenitor-cells
#17
Matteo Ciocci, Federico Mochi, Felicia Carotenuto, Emilia Di Giovanni, Paolo Prosposito, Roberto Francini, Fabio De Matteis, Igor Reshetov, Mauro Casalboni, Sonia Melino, Paolo Di Nardo
The design of reliable biocompatible and biodegradable scaffolds remains one of the most important challenges for tissue engineering. In fact, properly designed scaffolds must display an adequate and interconnected porosity to facilitate cell spreading and colonization of the inner layers, and must release physical signals concurring to modulate cell function to ultimately drive cell fate. In the present study, a combination of optimal mechanical and biochemical properties has been considered to design a one-component 3D multitextured hydrogel scaffold in order to favor cell-scaffold interactions...
July 17, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711948/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-coactivator-1%C3%AE-pgc-1%C3%AE-regulates-the-expression-of-b-cell-lymphoma-leukemia-2-bcl-2-and-promotes-the-survival-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-mscs-via-pgc-1%C3%AE-err%C3%AE-interaction-in-the-absence-of-serum-hypoxia-and-high-glucose
#18
Min Wang, Guangxin Yang, Xiaoyan Jiang, Debin Lu, Hao Mei, Bing Chen
BACKGROUND To study the effect of estrogen-related receptor α (ERRα) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator-1α (PGC-1α) on mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) apoptosis, and further investigated its detailed molecular mechanisms in the absence of serum, hypoxia, and high glucose conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS In our study, we first evaluated the expression rates of CD14, CD34, CD45, CD44, CD29, and Sca-1 surface markers on MSCs by flow cytometry. Then, the ability of osteogenic and fatty differentiation of MSCs was determined by osteogenic differentiation and adipogenesis reagent kit...
July 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711633/novel-measure-of-autonomic-remodeling-associated-with-sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-diabetes
#19
Yang Yang, Aapo L Aro, Sandeep G Nair, Reshmy Jayaraman, Kyndaron Reinier, Carmen Rusinaru, Audrey Uy-Evanado, Hirad Yarmohammadi, Jonathan Jui, Sumeet S Chugh
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is independently associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), with a need to identify novel methods for risk stratification. Diabetics can develop autonomic dysfunction which has been associated with increased risk of ventricular arrhythmogenesis, and manifests as reduced heart rate variability (HRV). However, previously published studies have not accounted for resting heart rate (HR), important from both pathophysiologic and prognosticating standpoints...
July 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710180/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-regulates-hematopoietic-stem-cell-activation-in-response-to-chronic-stress
#20
Enbo Zhu, Lina Hu, Hongxian Wu, Limei Piao, Guangxian Zhao, Aiko Inoue, Weon Kim, Chenglin Yu, Wenhu Xu, Yasuko K Bando, Xiang Li, Yanna Lei, Chang-Ning Hao, Kyosuke Takeshita, Woo-Shik Kim, Kenji Okumura, Toyoaki Murohara, Masafumi Kuzuya, Xian Wu Cheng
BACKGROUND: DPP4 (Dipeptidyl peptidase-4)-GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) and its receptor (GLP-1R) axis has been involved in several intracellular signaling pathways. The Adrβ3 (β3-adrenergic receptor)/CXCL12 (C-X-C motif chemokine 12) signal was required for the hematopoiesis. We investigated the novel molecular requirements between DPP4-GLP-1/GLP-1 and Adrβ3/CXCL12 signals in bone marrow (BM) hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) activation in response to chronic stress. METHODS AND RESULTS: Male 8-week-old mice were subjected to 4-week intermittent restrain stress and orally treated with vehicle or the DPP4 inhibitor anagliptin (30 mg/kg per day)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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