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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811650/diet-induced-obesity-leads-to-metabolic-dysregulation-in-offspring-via-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-a-sex-specific-manner
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J H Park, Y Yoo, M Cho, J Lim, A M Lindroth, Y J Park
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Exposure to metabolic stress has been suggested to influence the susceptibility to metabolic disorders in offspring according to epidemiological and animal studies. Nevertheless, molecular mechanisms remain unclear. We investigated impacts of diet-induced paternal obesity on metabolic phenotypes in offspring and its underlying molecular mechanism. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Male founder mice (F0), fed with control diet (CD) or high fat diet (HFD), were mated with CD-fed females...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811343/comparative-genomics-of-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-skin-and-soft-tissue-and-other-extraintestinal-infections
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Amit Ranjan, Sabiha Shaik, Nishant Nandanwar, Arif Hussain, Sumeet K Tiwari, Torsten Semmler, Savita Jadhav, Lothar H Wieler, Munirul Alam, Rita R Colwell, Niyaz Ahmed
Escherichia coli, an intestinal Gram-negative bacterium, has been shown to be associated with a variety of diseases in addition to intestinal infections, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), meningitis in neonates, septicemia, skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), and colisepticemia. Thus, for nonintestinal infections, it is categorized as extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC). It is also an opportunistic pathogen, causing cross infections, notably as an agent of zoonotic diseases. However, comparative genomic data providing functional and genetic coordinates for ExPEC strains associated with these different types of infections have not proven conclusive...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810241/molecular-epidemiology-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-in-northern-ostrobothnia-finland-a-population-based-study
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Maria Marttila, Laura Kytövuori, Seppo Helisalmi, Mika Kallio, Marjo Laitinen, Mikko Hiltunen, Mikko Kärppä, Kari Majamaa
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is the most common hereditary neuromuscular disorder with a population prevalence of 9.7-82.3/100,000. In this study, we have estimated the prevalence of CMT and its subtypes in Finland and examined the frequency of molecular etiologies. METHODS: A population-based survey included adult patients with peripheral neuropathy from the province of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Secondary causes of peripheral polyneuropathy were excluded and patients with clinical and neurophysiological features pertinent with CMT were included...
August 16, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808222/perioperative-remote-acute-lung-injury-recent-update
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Zhaosheng Jin, Ka Chun Suen, Daqing Ma
Perioperative acute lung injury (ALI) is a syndrome characterised by hypoxia and chest radiograph changes. It is a serious post-operative complication, associated with considerable mortality and morbidity. In addition to mechanical ventilation, remote organ insult could also trigger systemic responses which induce ALI. Currently, there are limited treatment options available beyond conservative respiratory support. However, increasing understanding of the pathophysiology of ALI and the biochemical pathways involved will aid the development of novel treatments and help to improve patient outcome as well as to reduce cost to the health service...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807789/the-expression-of-erk-and-jnk-in-patients-with-an-endemic-osteochondropathy-kashin-beck-disease
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XiaoXia Dai, RuiXia Song, YongMin Xiong
Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) is a chronic, endemic osteochondropathy. Its etiopathogenesis is still obscure until now. Epidemiological observation has shown that low selenium play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of KBD. Extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) and C-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), members of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) superfamily, play an important role in cell proliferation and differentiation. Nuclear factor-ĸB (NF-ĸB), an important signaling mediator for inflammatory and immune responses, is involved in the regulation of osteoclastogenesis...
August 11, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807311/mitochondrial-genomes-of-australian-chicken-eimeria-support-the-presence-of-ten-species-with-low-genetic-diversity-among-strains
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Jess A T Morgan, Rosamond M Godwin
Modern molecular approaches have vastly improved diagnostic capabilities for differentiating among species of chicken infecting Eimeria. Consolidating information from multiple genetic markers, adding additional poultry Eimeria species and increasing the size of available data-sets is improving the resolving power of the DNA, and consequently our understanding of the genus. This study adds information from 25 complete mitochondrial DNA genomes from Australian chicken Eimeria isolates representing all 10 species known to occur in Australia, including OTU-X, -Y and -Z...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807297/cutaneous-leishmaniosis-in-naturally-infected-dogs-in-paran%C3%A3-brazil-and-the-epidemiological-implications-of-leishmania-viannia-braziliensis-detection-in-internal-organs-and-intact-skin
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Ellen de Souza Marquez, Edilene Alcântara de Castro, Luciene Biazono Nabut, Magda Clara Vieira da Costa-Ribeiro, Ludmilla Dela Coletta Troiano Araújo, Saloe Bispo Poubel, André Luiz Gonçalves, Mariza Fordellone Rosa Cruz, Ana Paula Millet Evangelista Dos Santos Trad, Rafael Andre Ferreira Dias, Italmar Teodorico Navarro, Vanete Thomaz-Soccol
Environmental changes have occurred over the years, altering the eco-epidemiological pattern of leishmaniosis in the State of Paraná, Brazil, involving the pillars of the cycle (parasite, vectors, reservoir, and environment) and their interaction. Much has been discussed about the dog's role as a reservoir of the Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis Vianna, 1911 transmission cycle. However, this question remains unanswered. The purpose of this study was to investigate, using parasitological and molecular methods, different samples in eight naturally infected dogs from an endemic rural locality where only L...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807095/simultaneous-detection-of-13-key-bacterial-respiratory-pathogens-by-combination-of-multiplex-pcr-and-capillary-electrophoresis
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Lu Xi Jiang, Hong Yu Ren, Hai Jian Zhou, Si Hong Zhao, Bo Yan Hou, Jian Ping Yan, Tian Qin, Yu Chen
OBJECTIVE: Lower respiratory tract infections continue to pose a significant threat to human health. It is important to accurately and rapidly detect respiratory bacteria. To compensate for the limits of current respiratory bacteria detection methods, we developed a combination of multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and capillary electrophoresis (MPCE) assay to detect thirteen bacterial pathogens responsible for lower respiratory tract infections, including Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella spp...
August 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806866/molecular-screening-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-typing-of-molluscum-contagiosum-virus-mcv-from-genital-specimens-between-2012-and-2015
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Sedigheh Taghinezhad-S, Amir Hossein Mohseni, Hossein Keyvani, Narges Ghobadi
Background: The present study is the first comprehensive report of the Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) in Iran based on the molecular technique for differentiation and typing of the MCV1 and MCV2. Methods: Patients were diagnosed as having tumor-like genital warts less than 5 mm in diameter, and HIV seronegative samples were chosen for this cross-sectional study. TaqMan real-time PCR was used to identify MCV following clinical examination. Typing of the MCV-positive specimens was performed in the SNP A27451G region of MC021L gene...
August 15, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805451/genetic-characterisation-and-analysis-of-infectious-bronchitis-virus-isolated-from-brazilian-flocks-between-2010-and-2015
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Claudia Carranza, Claudete S Astolfi-Ferreira, Silvana H Santander Parra, Luis F N Nuñez, Zoltan Penzes, Jorge L Chacón, Luiz Sesti, Ruy D Chacón, Antonio J Piantino Ferreira
Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) variants in Brazil were isolated during 2010-2015 for epidemiological and molecular analysis to characterise the different variants and perform a bioinformatic analysis to compare with sequences of variants collected over the previous 40 years. Of the 453 samples examined, 61.4% were positive for IBV and 75.9% of these were considered to have the BR-I genotype and were detected in birds of all ages distributed in all five Brazilian regions. The ratio of non-synonymous substitutions per non-synonymous site (dN) to synonymous substitutions per synonymous site (dS), i...
August 14, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805163/cryptosporidium-in-fish-alternative-sequencing-approaches-and-analyses-at-multiple-loci-to-resolve-mixed-infections
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Andrea Paparini, Rongchang Yang, Linda Chen, Kaising Tong, Susan Gibson-Kueh, Alan Lymbery, Una M Ryan
Currently, the systematics, biology and epidemiology of piscine Cryptosporidium species are poorly understood. Here, we compared Sanger ‒ and next-generation ‒ sequencing (NGS), of piscine Cryptosporidium, at the 18S rRNA and actin genes. The hosts comprised 11 ornamental fish species, spanning four orders and eight families. The objectives were: to (i) confirm the rich genetic diversity of the parasite and the high frequency of mixed infections; and (ii) explore the potential of NGS in the presence of complex genetic mixtures...
August 14, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802281/high-concordance-of-pfdhfr-and-pfdhps-genotypes-between-matched-peripheral-and-placental-isolates-of-delivered-women-in-bobo-dioulasso-burkina-faso
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Mamoudou Cissé, Gordon A. Awandare, Fabrice A. Somé, Marie-Pierre Hayette, Robert T. Guiguemdé
Whether maternal peripheral parasites constitute a representative sample of the overall population infecting the individual, remains unknown in Burkina Faso. We therefore compared Pfdhfr and Pfdhps genotypes between matched peripheral and placental isolates. PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis of polymorphic codons of the Pfdhfr gene (51, 59, 108 and 164) and the Pfdhps gene (437 and 540) was performed in 18 matched peripheral and placental dried blood spots of delivered women in Bobo-Dioulasso...
2017: Annals of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802146/epigenetic-manipulation-of-host-chromatin-by-kaposi-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-a-tumor-promoting-factor
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REVIEW
Thomas Günther, Adam Grundhoff
Molecular and epidemiological evidence links Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) to a number of malignancies of endothelial or B cell origin. As for most virus-associated cancers, however, the tumor initiating and promoting events remain poorly understood. Given the emerging role of epigenetic alterations as drivers of human cancers, an interesting (and as of yet under-explored) hypothesis is that viral manipulation of host cell chromatin may contribute to the pathogenesis of KSHV-associated tumors...
August 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801381/fluoroquinolone-resistance-mechanisms-by-molecular-epidemiologic-study-of-ciprofloxacin-nonsusceptible-escherichia-coli-sequence-types-isolated-from-clinical-specimens-in-a-tertiary-care-university-hospital-in-korea-emergence-of-clone-st131-2006-2008
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Hyung-Seok Yang, Youngjin Kim, Sun Young Cho, You Sun Nam, Tae Sang Oh, Kyung-Sun Park, Hyun-Chul Kim, Hee Joo Lee
To investigate the sequence types (STs) and fluoroquinolone resistance related mutations among ciprofloxacin (CIP)-non-susceptible extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli isolated from Korean patients from 2006-2008. The prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance-determining region (QRDR) mutations in gyrA, gyrB, parC, and parE and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) genes were also studied. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was performed to identify STs. The most common ST was ST131 (33/51, 64...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800945/impact-of-age-at-diagnosis-on-racial-disparities-in-endometrial-cancer-patients
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Christopher M Tarney, Chunqiao Tian, Guisong Wang, Elizabeth A Dubil, Nicholas W Bateman, John K Chan, Mohamed A Elshaikh, Michele L Cote, Joellen M Schildkraut, Craig D Shriver, Thomas P Conrads, Chad A Hamilton, G Larry Maxwell, Kathleen M Darcy
INTRODUCTION: Although black patients with endometrial cancer (EC) have worse survival compared with white patients, the interaction between age/race has not been examined. The primary objective was to evaluate the impact of age at diagnosis on racial disparities in disease presentation and outcome in EC. METHODS: We evaluated women diagnosed with EC between 1991 and 2010 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results. Mutation status for TP53 or PTEN, or with the aggressive integrative, transcript-based, or somatic copy number alteration-based molecular subtype were acquired from the Cancer Genome Atlas...
August 8, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800814/phthalates-impact-human-health-epidemiological-evidences-and-plausible-mechanism-of-action
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REVIEW
Sailas Benjamin, Eiji Masai, Naofumi Kamimura, Kenji Takahashi, Robin C Anderson, Panichikkal Abdul Faisal
Disregarding the rising alarm on the hazardous nature of various phthalates and their metabolites, ruthless usage of phthalates as plasticizer in plastics and as additives in innumerable consumer products continues due low their cost, attractive properties, and lack of suitable alternatives. Globally, in silico computational, in vitro mechanistic, in vivo preclinical and limited clinical or epidemiological human studies showed that over a dozen phthalates and their metabolites ingested passively by man from the general environment, foods, drinks, breathing air, and routine household products cause various dysfunctions...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798000/epidemiology-and-survival-analysis-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-in-lebanon-real-life-study-from-a-hospital-tumor-registry-2000-2015
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Elie El Rassy, Fadi Nasr, Tarek Assi, Toni Ibrahim, Nathalie Rassy, Joseph Bou Jaoude, Marcel Massoud, Georges Chahine
BACKGROUND: We report, to our knowledge, one of the largest studies concerning gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) in the Middle East. We also present a survival analysis of GIST in our 15-year real-life experience. METHODS: We studied demographic, epidemiologic and survival characteristics of 70 patients with confirmed GIST in a cross-sectional study between 2000 and 2015. RESULTS: The median age of our patients was 62 ±12.8 years (range, 25-84) with a male to female ratio of 1...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797045/epidemiology-of-bovine-brucellosis-in-costa-rica-lessons-learned-from-failures-in-the-control-of-the-disease
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Gabriela Hernández-Mora, Nazareth Ruiz-Villalobos, Roberto Bonilla-Montoya, Juan-José Romero-Zúniga, Julio Jiménez-Arias, Rocío González-Barrientos, Elías Barquero-Calvo, Carlos Chacón-Díaz, Norman Rojas, Esteban Chaves-Olarte, Caterina Guzmán-Verri, Edgardo Moreno
Brucellosis, caused by Brucella abortus is a major disease of cattle and a zoonosis. In order to estimate the bovine brucellosis prevalence in Costa Rica (CR), a total 765 herds (13078 bovines) from six regions of CR were randomly sampled during 2012-2013. A non-random sample of 7907 herds (532199 bovines) of the six regions, arriving for diagnoses during 2014-2016 to the Costa Rican Animal Health Service was also studied. The prevalence estimated by Rose Bengal test (RBT) ranged from 10.5%-11.4%; alternatively, the prevalence estimated by testing the RBT positives in iELISA, ranged from 4...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796034/the-association-between-xpg-polymorphisms-and-cancer-susceptibility-evidence-from-observational-studies
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Cuihong Han, Xiaoyi Huang, Ruixi Hua, Shujie Song, Lihua Lyu, Na Ta, Jinhong Zhu, Peixi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Exposure to environmental carcinogens can cause damages to DNA. If not properly repaired, the DNA damages may increase the risk of carcinogenesis. Xeroderma pigmentosum group G (XPG) gene is an essential gene in the nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway. The association between XPG polymorphisms and cancer susceptibility has been the focus of attention in the molecular epidemiology of cancer. However, the conclusions have been divergent. Therefore, we conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis to precisely evaluate the association of 3 frequently investigated XPG polymorphisms (rs751402, rs873601, and rs2296147) with cancer risk...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795686/hdl-and-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-genetic-insights-into-complex-biology
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REVIEW
Robert S Rosenson, H Bryan Brewer, Philip J Barter, Johan L M Björkegren, M John Chapman, Daniel Gaudet, Daniel Seung Kim, Eric Niesor, Kerry-Anne Rye, Frank M Sacks, Jean-Claude Tardif, Robert A Hegele
Plasma levels of HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) predict the risk of cardiovascular disease at the epidemiological level, but a direct causal role for HDL in cardiovascular disease remains controversial. Studies in animal models and humans with rare monogenic disorders link only particular HDL-associated mechanisms with causality, including those mechanisms related to particle functionality rather than cholesterol content. Mendelian randomization studies indicate that most genetic variants that affect a range of pathways that increase plasma HDL-C levels are not usually associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, with some exceptions, such as cholesteryl ester transfer protein variants...
August 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
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