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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931393/successful-pregnancy-and-live-birth-from-a-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-woman-with-low-serum-estradiol-concentrations-despite-numerous-oocyte-maturations-a-case-report
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Kaori Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Imakawa, Chuyu Hayashi
BACKGROUND: The increase in serum estradiol (E2) concentrations during the follicular phase becomes the index of oocyte maturation in vivo. When ovarian stimulation is performed to hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) patients with only follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), proper increase in serum E2 concentrations is not observed. Even if oocytes are obtained, which usually have low fertilization rate. In this report, we would like to present an unique case, in which under low E2 concentrations and without luteinizing hormone (LH) administration, numerous mature oocytes could be obtained and a healthy baby delivered...
September 20, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930573/molecular-biology-of-amitraz-resistance-in-cattle-ticks-of-the-genus-rhipicephalus
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Nicholas N Jonsson, Guilherme Klafke, Sean W Corley, Jason Tidwell, Christina M Berry, Hh Caline Koh-Tan
Amitraz is an important product for the control of cattle ticks around the world. In comparison with other products for the control of ticks, it is quite affordable and it has a rapid knock-down effect. It binds with and activates adrenergic neuro-receptors of animals and it inhibits the action of monoamine oxidases (MAO). Resistance to amitraz has been documented in Rhipicephalus microplus, R. decoloratus and R. appendiculatus. Four mechanisms of resistance have been proposed, each of which is supported by evidence but none of which has been definitively confirmed as the cause of resistance in the field...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928372/aln-gan-digital-alloy-for-mid-and-deep-ultraviolet-optoelectronics
#3
Wei Sun, Chee-Keong Tan, Nelson Tansu
The AlN/GaN digital alloy (DA) is a superlattice-like nanostructure formed by stacking ultra-thin ( ≤ 4 monolayers) AlN barriers and GaN wells periodically. Here we performed a comprehensive study on the electronics and optoelectronics properties of the AlN/GaN DA for mid- and deep-ultraviolet (UV) applications. Our numerical analysis indicates significant miniband engineering in the AlN/GaN DA by tuning the thicknesses of AlN barriers and GaN wells, so that the effective energy gap can be engineered from ~3...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924485/hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-men-uncommonly-low-testosterone-levels
#4
Ana Coelho Gomes, José Maria Aragüés, Sílvia Guerra, Joana Fernandes, Mário Rui Mascarenhas
Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) is common and occurs prematurely in HIV-infected men. However, HH with very low testosterone has not been described. Three men with normal pubertal development and HIV1 diagnosis at the ages of 22, 34 and 35 years. All complained of decreased libido, anejaculation and erectile dysfunction thirteen years, six months and one year after HIV diagnosis, respectively. Two had depressive syndrome and two were treated with antiretroviral therapy. Laboratory tests revealed isolated HH in all...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920088/metabolic-and-transcriptomic-analysis-of-huntington-s-disease-model-reveal-changes-in-intracellular-glucose-levels-and-related-genes
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Gepoliano Chaves, Rıfat Emrah Özel, Namrata V Rao, Hana Hadiprodjo, Yvonne Da Costa, Zachary Tokuno, Nader Pourmand
Huntington's Disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by an expansion in a CAG-tri-nucleotide repeat that introduces a poly-glutamine stretch into the huntingtin protein (mHTT). Mutant huntingtin (mHTT) has been associated with several phenotypes including mood disorders and depression. Additionally, HD patients are known to be more susceptible to type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and HD mice model develops diabetes. However, the mechanism and pathways that link Huntington's disease and diabetes have not been well established...
August 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916285/profiling-of-bisphenol-s-towards-nuclear-receptors-activities-in-human-reporter-cell-lines
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Ondrej Zenata, Zdenek Dvorak, Radim Vrzal
Bisphenol S (BPS) is heat-stable structural analog of bisphenol A (BPA), a known endocrine disruptor. Due to the effort to replace BPA with BPS, it is essential to know if BPS is suitable non-toxic replacement without reported deleterious effects of BPA. Since most of the BPA effects are ascribed to its ability to activate nuclear receptors, we screened some prominent members of this family in order to confirm or refute some recent findings. We found that BPS insignificantly activated aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in reporter gene assay and no induction of AhR target gene CYP1A1 was observed in human hepatocytes (HH)...
September 12, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915250/multi-layered-mutation-in-hedgehog-related-genes-in-gorlin-syndrome-may-affect-the-phenotype
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Shoko Onodera, Akiko Saito, Daigo Hasegawa, Nana Morita, Katsuhito Watanabe, Takeshi Nomura, Takahiko Shibahara, Shinsuke Ohba, Akira Yamaguchi, Toshifumi Azuma
Gorlin syndrome is a genetic disorder of autosomal dominant inheritance that predisposes the affected individual to a variety of disorders that are attributed largely to heterozygous germline patched1 (PTCH1) mutations. PTCH1 is a hedgehog (Hh) receptor as well as a repressor, mutation of which leads to constitutive activation of Hh pathway. Hh pathway encompasses a wide variety of cellular signaling cascades, which involve several molecules; however, no associated genotype-phenotype correlations have been reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914293/the-first-lead-cobalt-phosphite-pbco2-hpo3-3
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Vadim M Kovrugin, Marie Colmont, Oleg I Siidra, Sergey V Krivovichev, Silviu Colis, Olivier Mentré
Single crystals of a new lead cobalt phosphite, PbCo2(HPO3)3, have been synthesized using mild hydrothermal techniques and characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis, SQUID magnetic measurements, IR spectroscopy, UV/vis spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, and scanning electron microscopy. PbCo2(HPO3)3 crystallizes in the non-centrosymmetric (NCS) R3m space group, a = 5.3145(15) Å, c = 25.494(7) Å, V = 623.6(4) Å(3). The crystal structure of PbCo2(HPO3)3 is based upon 2D heteropolyhedral blocks built up from Co2O9 octahedral dimers and HPO3 pseudo-tetrahedra...
September 15, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912694/from-cortical-blindness-to-conscious-visual-perception-theories-on-neuronal-networks-and-visual-training-strategies
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REVIEW
Vanessa Hadid, Franco Lepore
Homonymous hemianopia (HH) is the most common cortical visual impairment leading to blindness in the contralateral hemifield. It is associated with many inconveniences and daily restrictions such as exploration and visual orientation difficulties. However, patients with HH can preserve the remarkable ability to unconsciously perceive visual stimuli presented in their blindfield, a phenomenon known as blindsight. Unfortunately, the nature of this captivating residual ability is still misunderstood and the rehabilitation strategies in terms of visual training have been insufficiently exploited...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905994/microrna-324-5p-regulates-stemness-pathogenesis-and-sensitivity-to-bortezomib-in-multiple-myeloma-cells-by-targeting-hedgehog-signaling
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Bo Tang, Aoshuang Xu, Jian Xu, Haifan Huang, Lei Chen, Yan Su, Lannan Zhang, Junying Li, Fengjuan Fan, Jun Deng, Liang Tang, Chunyan Sun, Yu Hu
Chromosome 17p deletions are present in 10% of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM), and are associated with inferior prognosis. miR-324-5p is located on chromosome 17p, and shows diverse functions in different types of cancers. However, its role in MM is largely unknown. Here we found the expression of miR-324-5p was decreased in MM, especially in del(17p) MM. In contrast, the expression of Hedgehog (Hh) signaling components was elevated, indicating a correlation between miR-324-5p and Hh signaling in MM...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905374/heat-and-moisture-exchangers-versus-heated-humidifiers-for-mechanically-ventilated-adults-and-children
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Donna Gillies, David A Todd, Jann P Foster, Bisanth T Batuwitage
BACKGROUND: Invasive ventilation is used to assist or replace breathing when a person is unable to breathe adequately on their own. Because the upper airway is bypassed during mechanical ventilation, the respiratory system is no longer able to warm and moisten inhaled gases, potentially causing additional breathing problems in people who already require assisted breathing. To prevent these problems, gases are artificially warmed and humidified. There are two main forms of humidification, heat and moisture exchangers (HME) or heated humidifiers (HH)...
September 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902419/reassessing-the-safety-concerns-of-utilizing-blood-donations-from-patients-with-hemochromatosis
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REVIEW
Adam C Winters, Douglas Tremblay, Suzanne Arinsburg, John Mascarenhas, Thomas D Schiano
Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is a genetic disorder of iron metabolism which may lead to iron overload. Clinical penetrance is low, however those afflicted may develop cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, diabetes mellitus and cardiomyopathy. Treatment involves regular phlebotomy to reduce the systemic iron burden. In many countries-including the United States-numerous blood centers do not accept donated blood obtained from HH patients during therapeutic phlebotomy and there are inconsistent positions regarding this globally...
September 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901584/the-primary-cilium-as-a-signaling-nexus-for-growth-plate-function-and-subsequent-skeletal-development
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REVIEW
Emily R Moore, Christopher R Jacobs
The primary cilium is a solitary, antenna-like sensory organelle with many important roles in cartilage and bone development, maintenance, and function. The primary cilium's potential role as a signaling nexus in the growth plate makes it an attractive therapeutic target for diseases and disorders associated with bone development and maintenance. Many signaling pathways that are mediated by the cilium - such as Hh, Wnt, Ihh/PTHrP, TGFβ, BMP, FGF, and Notch - are also known to influence endochondral ossification, primarily by directing growth plate formation and chondrocyte behavior...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900349/knowledge-and-behaviour-of-nursing-students-on-the-prevention-of-healthcare-associated-infections
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REVIEW
F Brosio, P Kuhdari, A Stefanati, N Sulcaj, S Lupi, E Guidi, M Bergamini, G Gabutti
INTRODUCTION: Hospital infections, or "healthcare associated infections" (HAI) represent the most common and serious complications of healthcare. Adoption of safe care practices able to prevent or control the transmission of infections, both in hospitals and in other healthcare settings is crucial. The aim of the study is to assess the awareness about the risk factors and the most effective measures of prevention of HAI in the University of Ferrara nursing school students, giving particular attention to the hand hygiene practices and the use of standard precautions...
June 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900135/hedgehog-signalling-is-required-for-cell-survival-in-drosophila-wing-pouch-cells
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Juan Lu, Dan Wang, Jie Shen
An appropriate balance between cell survival and cell death is essential for correct pattern formation in the animal tissues and organs. Previous studies have shown that the short-range signalling molecule Hedgehog (Hh) is required for cell proliferation and pattern formation in the Drosophila central wing discs. Signal transduction by one of the Hh targets, the morphogen Decapentaplegic (Dpp), is required for not only cell proliferation, but also cell survival in the pouch cells. However, Hh function in cell survival and cell death has not been revealed...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894158/biophysical-characterisation-of-the-novel-zinc-binding-property-in-suppressor-of-fused
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Amira Jabrani, Staëlle Makamte, Emilie Moreau, Yasmine Gharbi, Anne Plessis, Lucia Bruzzone, Matthieu Sanial, Valérie Biou
Suppressor of Fused (SUFU) is a highly conserved protein that acts as a negative regulator of the Hedgehog (HH) signalling pathway, a major determinant of cell differentiation and proliferation. Therefore, SUFU deletion in mammals has devastating effects on embryo development. SUFU is part of a multi-protein cytoplasmic signal-transducing complex. Its partners include the Gli family of transcription factors that function either as repressors, or as transcription activators according to the HH activation state...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887802/small-molecule-inhibitors-of-the-hedgehog-pathway-in-the-treatment-of-basal-cell-carcinoma-of-the-skin
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REVIEW
Rebecca Danhof, Karl Lewis, Mariah Brown
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer, with rising incidence rates primarily attributed to an aging population and ultraviolet radiation exposure. While the majority of BCCs are localized and respond to standard therapies, a very small minority of these tumors become locally destructive or metastasize. These advanced BCCs may not be amenable to localized treatment with surgery and/or radiation therapy. Most BCCs result from mutations in key receptors in the Hedgehog (HH) signaling pathway...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887318/ubcd1-regulates-hedgehog-signaling-by-directly-modulating-ci-ubiquitination-and-processing
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Chenyu Pan, Yue Xiong, Xiangdong Lv, Yuanxin Xia, Shuo Zhang, Hao Chen, Jialin Fan, Wenqing Wu, Feng Liu, Hailong Wu, Zhaocai Zhou, Lei Zhang, Yun Zhao
The Hh pathway controls many morphogenetic processes in metazoans and plays important roles in numerous pathologies and in cancer. Hh signaling is mediated by the activity of the Gli/Ci family of transcription factors. Several studies in Drosophila have shown that ubiquitination by the ubiquitin E3 ligases Slimb and Rdx(Hib) plays a crucial role in controlling Ci stability dependent on the levels of Hh signals. If Hh levels are low, Slimb adds K11- and K48-linked poly-ubiquitin chains on Ci resulting in partial degradation...
September 8, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886322/carnosol-inhibits-hedgehog-signaling-pathway-in-both-lncap-and-du145-prostate-cancer-cell-lines
#19
H Gao, Q Song, J Yang, S Yu, J Zhao, G Yu
To investigate the effect of carnosol on the Hedgehog (HH) signaling pathway in human hormone-dependent prostate cancer cell line LNCaP and hormone-independent prostate cancer cell line DU145. The expression levels of glioma-associated oncogene homolog 1 (Gli1) and Sonic hedgehog (Shh) in human prostate cancer tissues were detected by immunohistochemistry. After treated with carnosol (0.25-16 μmol/L), the cell survival of LNCaP and DU145 cells were detected by MTT assay. The expression levels of Gli1 and Shh mRNA and protein in the two cells were detected by qRT-PCR and western blot, respectively...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886265/microvesicles-releasing-by-oral-cancer-cells-enhance-endothelial-cell-angiogenesis-via-shh-rhoa-signaling-pathway
#20
Xiao Huaitong, Feng Yuanyong, Tao Yueqin, Zhao Peng, Shang Wei, Song Kai
The present study aimed to investigate the significance of hedgehog signaling pathway in association with clinicopathology parameters and its effect on angiogenesis in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The expression of Sonic Hh (Shh) and Gli1 were done on primary tumors and metastatic lymph nodes in OSCC samples from 80 patients by immunohistochemical analysis. The western blot was used to examine the expression of Shh in OSCC cell lines and OSCC-derived microvesicles (MVs). The role of Shh carried by MVs to induce endothelial cell angiogenesis was further investigated by matrigel assay...
September 8, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
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