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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109166/a-novel-dual-amylin-and-calcitonin-receptor-agonist-dacra-kbp-089-induces-weight-loss-through-a-reduction-in-fat-but-not-lean-mass-while-improving-food-preference
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Sofie Gydesen, Sara Toftegaard Hjuler, Zenia Freving, Kim Vietz Andreassen, Nina Sonne, Lars I Hellgren, Morten Asser Karsdal, Kim Henriksen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Obesity and associated co-morbidities, such as type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, are major health challenges - hence, development of weight loss therapies with the ability to reduce the co-morbidities is key. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The effect of the dual amylin and calcitonin receptor agonist (DACRA), KBP-089, on bodyweight, glucose homeostasis, and fatty acid accumulation in liver and muscle tissue, food preference was investigated...
January 21, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107724/effect-of-sole-or-combined-administration-of-nitrate-and-3-nitro-1-propionic-acid-on-fermentation-and-salmonella-survivability-in-alfalfa-fed-rumen-cultures-in-vitro
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Alejandro Castañeda Correa, Julian Trachsel, Heather K Allen, Agustin Corral-Luna, Hector Gutierrez-Bañuelos, Pedro Antonia Ochoa-Garcia, Oscar Ruiz-Barrera, Michael E Hume, Todd R Callaway, Roger B Harvey, Ross C Beier, Robin C Anderson, David J Nisbet
Ruminal methanogenesis is a digestive inefficiency resulting in the loss of dietary energy consumed by the host and contributing to environmental methane emission. Nitrate is being investigated as a feed supplement to reduce rumen methane emissions but safety and efficacy concerns persist. To assess potential synergies of co-administering sub-toxic amounts of nitrate and 3-nitro-1-propionate (NPA) on fermentation and Salmonella survivability with an alfalfa-based diet, ruminal microbes were cultured with additions of 8 or 16mM nitrate, 4 or 12mM NPA or their combinations...
January 12, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107465/lead-exposure-induces-weight-gain-in-adult-rats-accompanied-by-dna-hypermethylation
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Honglin Sun, Ningjian Wang, Xiaomin Nie, Li Zhao, Qin Li, Zhen Cang, Chi Chen, Meng Lu, Jing Cheng, Hualing Zhai, Fangzhen Xia, Lin Ye, Yingli Lu
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have revealed the association of lead (Pb) exposure with obesity. DNA methylation alteration has been suggested to be one of the regulatory mechanisms of obesity. We aimed to explore whether Pb exposure is related with weight gain and DNA methylation alteration. METHODS: Male adult 8 week Wistar rats were divided into 5 groups: the normal chow diet (NCD); the NCD+0.05%Pb; the NCD+0.15%Pb; the NCD+0.45%Pb and the high fat diet. Rats were exposed to different dosages of Pb through drinking water for 21 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106622/effect-of-combination-vaccines-on-hepatitis-b-vaccine-compliance-in-children-in-the-united-states
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Samantha K Kurosky, Keith L Davis, Claudia M Galindo
BACKGROUND: An increasingly crowded immunization schedule threatens the completion and compliance of hepatitis B vaccinations (HepB), the primary method of hepatitis B prevention. Combination vaccines have been proposed to alleviate this problem. METHODS: Data from the 2011 National Immunization Survey Public Use File were utilized (GSK study identifier: HO-11-770) to compare HepB completion and compliance rates between 3 groups of children: those who received HepB combination vaccine, those who received non-HepB combination vaccine, and those who received HepB single-antigen vaccine only...
January 17, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105557/the-anticancer-drug-sunitinib-promotes-autophagyand-protects-from-neurotoxicity-in-an-hiv-1-tat-model-of-neurodegeneration
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Jerel A Fields, Jeff Metcalf, Cassia Overk, Anthony Adame, Brian Spencer, Wolfgang Wrasidlo, Jazmin Florio, Edward Rockenstein, Johnny J He, Eliezer Masliah
Despite the success of antiretroviral therapies to control systemic HIV-1 infection, the prevalence of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HANDs) has not decreased among aging patients with HIV. Autophagy pathway alterations, triggered by HIV-1 proteins including gp120, Tat, and Nef, might contribute to the neurodegenerative process in aging patients with HAND. Although no treatments are currently available to manage HAND, we have previously shown that sunitinib, an anticancer drug that blocks receptor tyrosine-kinase and cyclin kinase pathways, might be of interest...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105513/pharmacokinetics-of-ginkgolides-a-b-and-k-after-single-and-multiple-intravenous-infusions-and-their-interactions-with-midazolam-in-healthy-chinese-male-subjects
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Feng Shao, Hongwen Zhang, Lijun Xie, Juan Chen, Sufeng Zhou, Jinsong Zhang, Jinru Lv, Weiwen Hao, Yunsu Ma, Yun Liu, Ning Ou, Wei Xiao
PURPOSE: Ginkgo terpene lactones meglumine injection (GMI) is a novel preparation of traditional Chinese medicine that contains ginkgolides A, B and K (GA, GB, GK, respectively) as its primary components. In this study we evaluated the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of these three ginkgolides after single and multiple intravenous infusions of GMI. We also investigated the effect of GMI on cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) in healthy Chinese volunteers. METHODS: In this open-label, placebo-controlled study 15 subjects were randomly assigned to receive GMI or matched placebo (4:1 ratio)...
January 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105114/in-utero-exposure-to-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-induces-metabolic-disorder-and-increases-fat-accumulation-in-visceral-depots-of-c57bl-6j-mice-offspring
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Hailun Gu, Yali Liu, Wei Wang, Lifeng Ding, Weiping Teng, Li Liu
Excessive visceral fat accumulation is associated with metabolic disorders. Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), a candidate environmental obesogen, affects lipid metabolism and adipogenesis. Perinatal exposure to DEHP may be associated with metabolic disorders of dams and offspring. The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of exposure of pregnant dams to DEHP on the metabolism and fat distribution of their offspring, and to determine the mechanisms for these effects. Pregnant C57BL/6J mice were administered DEHP via gavage (0...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104702/il-2-promotes-early-treg-reconstitution-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Brian C Betts, Joseph Pidala, Jongphil Kim, Asmita Mishra, Taiga Nishihori, Lia Perez, Jose Leonel Ochoa-Bayona, Farhad Khimani, Kelly Walton, Ryan Bookout, Michael Nieder, Divis K Khaira, Marco Davila, Melissa Alsina, Teresa Field, Ernesto Ayala, Frederick L Locke, Marcie Riches, Mohamed Kharfan-Dabaja, Hugo Fernandez, Claudio Anasetti
Graft-versus-host disease remains a major cause of transplant-related mortality. Interleukin-2 plus sirolimus synergistically reduces acute graft-versus-host disease in rodents and promotes regulatory T-cells. This phase II trial tested the hypothesis that interleukin-2 would facilitate STAT5 phosphorylation in donor T-cells, expand regulatory T-cells, and ameliorate graft-versus-host disease. Between 4/16/2014-12/19/2015, 20 patients received interleukin-2 (200,000IU/m2 thrice weekly, days 0 to +90) with sirolimus (5-14ng/ml) and tacrolimus (3-7ng/ml) after HLA-matched related or unrelated allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation...
January 19, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104514/increased-foxp3-helios-regulatory-t-cells-and-decreased-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation-in-patients-receiving-sirolimus-and-rgi-2001-an-activator-of-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells
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Yi-Bin Chen, Yvonne A Efebera, Laura Johnston, Edward D Ball, David Avigan, Lazaros J Lekakis, Carlos R Bachier, Paul Martin, Omar Duramad, Yasuyuki Ishii, Semi Han, Yu-Jin Jung, Dana Lee, Lori Kunkel, Robert S Negrin, Jack D Bui
Regulatory T (Treg) cells play a central role in immune tolerance and prevention of aberrant immune responses. Several studies have suggested that the risk of GVHD after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) can be ameliorated by increasing Tregs. We have developed an approach of in vivo expansion of Tregs with RGI-2001, a novel liposomal formulation of a synthetic derivative of alpha-galactosylceramide, a naturally occurring ligand that binds to CD1 and activates and expands invariant natural killer cells...
January 16, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104435/inhibition-of-nrf2-enhances-the-anticancer-effect-of-6-o-angeloylenolin-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Yang Wang, Ru-Yuan Yu, Jing Zhang, Wei-Xia Zhang, Zhi-Hao Huang, Hui-Fang Hu, Yao-Lan Li, Bin Li, Qing-Yu He
6-O-Angeloylenolin (6-OA), a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from Centipeda minima (L.) A. Br. (Compositae), has been used to treat respiratory diseases for centuries. However, whether and how 6-OA exerts anticancer effects against lung cancer remains to be elucidated. In this study, we showed that 6-OA markedly suppressed the cell viability and colony formation of lung cancer cells H1299 and A549, with no significant toxic effect on non-cancer cells HBE. Annexin V/7-AAD assay revealed that 6-OA induced cell apoptosis in dose- and time-dependent manners, which was further confirmed by the increased expression of cleaved caspase-3...
January 16, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104344/in%C3%A2-vitro-effect-of-4-nonylphenol-on-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-hcg-stimulated-hormone-secretion-cell-viability-and-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-in-mice-leydig-cells
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Tomáš Jambor, Eva Tvrdá, Eva Tušimová, Anton Kováčik, Jana Bistáková, Zsolt Forgács, Norbert Lukáč
Nonylphenol is considered an endocrine disruptor and has been reported to affect male reproductive functions. In our in vitro study, we evaluated the effects of 4-nonylphenol (4-NP) on cholesterol levels, hormone formation and viability in cultured Leydig cells from adult ICR male mice. We also determined the potential impact of 4-NP on generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) after 44 h of cultivation. The cells were cultured with addition of 0.04; 0.2; 1.0; 2.5 and 5.0 μg/mL of 4-NP in the present of 1 IU/mL human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and compared to the control...
January 16, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103709/radiation-absorbed-dose-estimates-for-18f-bpa-pet
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Yuzuru Kono, Hiroaki Kurihara, Hiroshi Kawamoto, Naoko Yasui, Naoki Honda, Hiroshi Igaki, Jun Itami
Background Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a molecular radiation therapy approach based on the (10)B (n, α) (7)Li nuclear reaction in cancer cells. In BNCT, delivery of (10)B in the form of 4-borono-phenylalanine conjugated with fructose (BPA-fr) to the cancer cells is important. The PET tracer 4-borono-2-18F-fluoro-phenylalanine (FBPA) has been used to predict the accumulation of BPA-fr before BNCT. Purpose To determine the biodistribution and dosimetric parameters in 18F-BPA PET/CT studies. Material and Methods Human biokinetic data were obtained during clinical 18F-BPA PET studies between February and June 2015 at one institution...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102497/regulated-partitioning-of-fixed-carbon-14-c-sodium-na-potassium-k-and-glycine-betaine-determined-salinity-stress-tolerance-of-gamma-irradiated-pigeonpea-cajanus-cajan-l-millsp
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Pankaj Kumar, Vasundhara Sharma, Chobhe Kapil Atmaram, Bhupinder Singh
Soil salinity is a major constraint that limits legume productivity. Pigeonpea is a salt sensitive crop. Seed gamma irradiation at a very low dose (2.5 Gy) is known to enhance seedling establishment, plant growth and yield of cereals and other crops. The present study conducted using two genetically diverse varieties of pigeonpea viz., Pusa-991 and Pusa-992 aimed at establishing the role of pre-sowing seed gamma irradiation at 0, 0.0025, 0.005, 0.01, 0.02, 0.05 and 0.1 kGy on plant growth, seed yield and seed quality under salt stress at 0, 80 and 100 mM NaCl (soil solution EC equivalent 1...
January 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102304/local-melatonin-application-induces-cold-tolerance-in-distant-organs-of-citrullus-lanatus-l-via-long-distance-transport
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Hao Li, Jingjing Chang, Junxian Zheng, Yuchuan Dong, Qiyan Liu, Xiaozhen Yang, Chunhua Wei, Yong Zhang, Jianxiang Ma, Xian Zhang
Melatonin is a ubiquitous chemical substance that regulates plant growth and responses to stress. Several recent studies show that exogenous melatonin confers cold tolerance to plants; however, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Here, we report that melatonin application at optimal dose, either on the leaves or the roots, not only induced cold stress tolerance in the site of application, but also systemically induced cold tolerance in untreated distant parts. Foliar or rhizospheric treatment with melatonin increased the melatonin levels in untreated roots or leaves, respectively, under both normal and cold stress conditions, whereas rhizospheric melatonin treatment increased the melatonin exudation rates from the xylem...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101469/concurrent-inflammation-augments-antimalarial-drugs-induced-liver-injury-in-rats
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Hossein Niknahad, Reza Heidari, Roya Firuzi, Farzaneh Abazari, Maral Ramezani, Negar Azarpira, Massood Hosseinzadeh, Asma Najibi, Arastoo Saeedi
Purpose: Accumulating evidence suggests that drug exposure during a modest inflammation induced by bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) might increase the risk of drug-induced liver injury. The current investigation was designed to test if antimalarial drugs hepatotoxicity is augmented in LPS‑treated animals. Methods: Rats were pre-treated with LPS (100 µg/kg, i.p). Afterward, non-hepatotoxic doses of amodiaquine (25, 50 and 100 mg/kg, oral) and chloroquine (25, 50 and 100 mg/kg, oral) were administered. Results: Interestingly, liver injury was evident only in animals treated with both drug and LPS as estimated by pathological changes in serum biochemistry (ALT, AST, LDH, and TNF-α), and liver tissue (severe hepatitis, endotheliitis, and sinusoidal congestion)...
December 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100860/-a-pediatric-case-of-intractable-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-after-implantation-of-an-intrathecal-baclofen-pump
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Akitsugu Morishita, Hideo Aihara, Tomoaki Nakai, Masao Adachi
Intrathecal baclofen(ITB)infusion can offer a useful treatment for severe spasticity;however, numerous complications have been reported. We report a pediatric case in which intractable cerebrospinal fluid(CSF)leakage associated with several inconvenient symptoms arose after implantation of the ITB pump system. A 10-year-old girl with spastic quadriparesis and athetoid cerebral palsy underwent implantation of an ITB delivery system. After discharge, she presented with fluid collection surrounding the pump in the abdomen...
January 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100284/role-of-flavonoids-and-nitrates-in-cardiovascular-health
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Julie A Lovegrove, Alex Stainer, Ditte A Hobbs
CVD remain the leading cause of death globally. Effective dietary strategies for their reduction are of high priority. Increasing evidence suggests that phytochemicals, particularly dietary flavonoids and nitrates, are key modulators of CVD risk reduction through impact on multiple risk factors. The aim of this review is to explore the evidence for the impact of flavonoid- and nitrate-rich foods and supplements on CVD risk, with specific reference to their importance as mediators of vascular health and platelet function...
January 19, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099879/high-dose-baff-receptor-specific-mab-sirna-conjugate-generates-fas-expressing-b-cells-in-lymph-nodes-and-high-affinity-serum-autoantibody-in-a-myasthenia-mouse-model
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Naazneen Ibtehaj, Karl E Anderson, Ruksana Huda
We investigated potential therapeutic effects of a conjugate of BAFF receptor specific- monoclonal antibody and short interference RNA in a mouse model of myasthenia gravis (EAMG). Whereas high-dose siRNA conjugate resulted in significant accumulation of Fas expressing CD19+/ B220+ cells and concurrent expression of type 1 interferon in lymph nodes, low-dose conjugate did not induce FAS expression but caused marked BAFF receptor deficiency in lymph nodes that was further associated with improved MG symptoms...
January 15, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099164/investigation-of-time-resolved-proton-radiography-using-x-ray-flat-panel-imaging-system
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Kyung-Wook Jee, Rongxiao Zhang, El Bentefour, Paul Doolan, Ethan Cascio, Gregory Sharp, Jacob Flanz, Hsiao-Ming Lu
Proton beam therapy benefits from the Bragg peak and delivers highly conformal dose distributions. However, the location of the end-of-range is subject to uncertainties related to the accuracy of the relative proton stopping power estimates and thereby the water-equivalent path length (WEPL) along the beam. To remedy the range uncertainty, an in vivo measurement of the WEPL through the patient, i.e. a proton-range radiograph, is highly desirable. Towards that goal, we have explored a novel method of proton radiography based on the time-resolved dose measured by a flat panel imager (FPI)...
January 18, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098759/reactive-oxygen-species-generated-by-nadph-oxidases-promote-radicle-protrusion-and-root-elongation-during-rice-seed-germination
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Wen-Yan Li, Bing-Xian Chen, Zhong-Jian Chen, Yin-Tao Gao, Zhuang Chen, Jun Liu
Seed germination is a complicated biological process that requires regulation through various enzymatic and non-enzymatic mechanisms. Although it has been recognized that reactive oxygen species (ROS) regulate radicle emergence and root elongation in a non-enzymatic manner during dicot seed germination, the role of ROS in monocot seed germination remains unknown. NADPH oxidases (NOXs) are the major ROS producers in plants; however, whether and how NOXs regulate rice seed germination through ROS generation remains unclear...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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