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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454011/comparative-study-on-some-oxidative-stress-parameters-in-blood-of-vitiligo-patients-before-and-after-combined-therapy
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A Zheleva, G Nikolova, Y Karamalakova, E Hristakieva, R Lavcheva, V Gadjeva
Currently accepted that oxidative stress is a triggering event in the melanocytic destruction and is probably involved in the etiopathogenesis of vitiligo disease. Despite numerous investigations, contradictory results were reported about the levels of oxidative stress biomarkers measured in the skin and blood of vitiligo patients. By Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy (EPR) and spectrophotometry, we have investigated and compared some oxidative stress biomarkers in the blood of vitiligo patients' before and after UVB Narrow Band 311 nm phototherapy combined with the antioxidant nutritional supplement containing - Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, L -Cysteine, Lipoic Acid, and polyunsaturated fatty acids...
February 14, 2018: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453330/interphysician-agreement-on-subclassification-of-myocardial-infarction
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Anton Gard, Bertil Lindahl, Gorav Batra, Nermin Hadziosmanovic, Marcus Hjort, Karolina Elisabeth Szummer, Tomasz Baron
OBJECTIVE: The universal definition of myocardial infarction (MI) differentiates MI due to oxygen supply/demand mismatch (type 2) from MI due to plaque rupture (type 1) as well as from myocardial injuries of non-ischaemic or multifactorial nature. The purpose of this study was to investigate how often physicians agree in this classification and what factors lead to agreement or disagreement. METHODS: A total of 1328 patients diagnosed with MI at eight different Swedish hospitals 2011 were included...
February 16, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453250/retinal-chitosan-conjugates-effectively-deliver-active-chromophores-to-retinal-photoreceptor-cells-in-blind-mice-and-dogs
#3
Songqi Gao, Shirin Kahremany, Jianye Zhang, Beata Jastrzebska, Janice Querubin, Simon M Petersen-Jones, Krzysztof Palczewski
The retinoid (visual) cycle consists of a series of biochemical reactions needed to regenerate the visual chromophore, 11-cis-retinal and sustain vision. Genetic or environmental factors affecting chromophore production can lead to blindness. Using animal models that mimic human retinal diseases, we previously demonstrated that mechanism-based pharmacological interventions can maintain vision in otherwise incurable genetic diseases of the retina. Here, we report that after 9-cis-retinal administration to lecithin:retinol acyltransferase-deficient (Lrat-/-) mice, the drug was rapidly absorbed and then cleared within 1-2 h...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452984/quantitative-cerebrovascular-pathology-in-a-community-based-cohort-of-older-adults
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Swati Rane, Natalie Koh, Peter Boord, Tara Madhyastha, Mary K Askren, Suman Jayadev, Brenna Cholerton, Eric Larson, Thomas J Grabowski
Cerebrovascular disease, especially small vessel pathology, is the leading comorbidity in degenerative disorders. We applied arterial spin labeling and cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) imaging to quantify small vessel disease and study its effect on cognitive symptoms in nondemented older adults from a community-based cohort. We evaluated baseline cerebral blood flow (CBF) using arterial spin labeling and percent signal change as a marker of CVR using blood-oxygen level-dependent imaging following a breath-hold stimulus...
January 31, 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452138/exposure-to-low-level-of-lead-during-preweaning-period-increases-metallothionein-3-expression-and-dysregulates-divalent-cation-levels-in-the-brain-of-young-rats
#5
Abdur Rahman, Khalid M Khan, Muddanna S Rao
Lead (Pb) is a neurotoxic heavy metal, but the mechanism of its neurotoxicity is not clearly understood. Expression of metallothioneins (MTs) is induced in response to heavy metal exposure as a protective mechanism against heavy metal toxicity. There are several isoforms of MTs (MT-1 to 4), of which MT-3 is the neuron specific isoform, which also has neurite growth inhibitory effects. Whereas, the induction of MT-1 and 2 in response to Pb has been reported, the effect of Pb on the expression of MT-3 in the brain has not been documented...
February 13, 2018: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450941/hematogenous-dissemination-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-endometriosis
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Fei Li, Myles H Alderman, Aya Tal, Ramanaiah Mamillapalli, Alexis Coolidge, Demetra Hufnagel, Zhihao Wang, Elham Neisani, Stephanie Gidicsin, Graciela Krikun, Hugh S Taylor
Endometriosis is ectopic growth of endometrial tissue traditionally thought to arise through retrograde menstruation. We aimed to determine if cells derived from endometriosis could enter vascular circulation and lead to hematogenous dissemination. Experimental endometriosis was established by transplanting endometrial tissue from DsRed+ mice into the peritoneal cavity of DsRed- mice. Using flow cytometry, we identified DsRed+ cells in blood of animals with endometriosis. The circulating donor cells expressed CXCR4 and mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) biomarkers, but not hematopoietic stem cell markers...
February 16, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450720/diabetic-kidney-disease-is-there-a-role-for-glycemic-variability
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Savitha Subramanian, Irl B Hirsch
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease globally. Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a heterogeneous disorder manifested as albuminuria and/or decreasing GFR. Hyperglycemic burden is the major contributor to the development of DKD. In this article, we review the evidence for the contribution of glycemic variability and the pitfalls associated with use of hemoglobin A1c (A1C), the gold standard for assessment of glucose control, in the setting of DKD. RECENT FINDINGS: Glycemic variability, characterized by swings in blood glucose levels, can result in generation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species, a putative inciting factor for hyperglycemia-induced alterations in intracellular metabolic pathways...
February 15, 2018: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450680/effects-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-hematological-parameters-and-hepatorenal-functions-in-laying-japanese-quails
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Ako Rezaei, Amjad Farzinpour, Asaad Vaziry, Ali Jalili
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have recently emerged as a powerful agents for disinfection in the poultry industry. AgNPs are capable of epithelial barriers passing from the route of exposure to the vital organs and cells. This study evaluated the effects of AgNPs on organs weights, blood biochemical, hematological, and coagulation parameters, antioxidant enzyme activities, and histopathological changes and silver concentrations of liver and kidney tissues in laying Japanese quails after exposure to the nanoparticles...
February 15, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450586/the-host-control-of-a-clinical-isolate-strain-of-p-aeruginosa-infection-is-independent-of-nod-1-but-depends-on-myd88
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Fabiane Sônego, Fernanda V S Castanheira, Catarina V Horta, Alexandre Kanashiro, Paula G Czaikoski, Dario S Zamboni, José Carlos Alves-Filho, Fernando Q Cunha
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: The objective of this study was to investigate the role of Nod1 in the recruitment of neutrophils into the infection site and in the establishment of the inflammatory response elicited by a clinical isolate strain of P. aeruginosa in vivo, while comparing it to the well-established role of MyD88 in this process. SUBJECTS: Wild-type, Nod1 -/- and MyD88 -/- mice, all with a C57Bl/6 background. METHODS: Mice were intranasally infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa DZ605...
February 15, 2018: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450473/elevated-blood-viscosity-and-micro-recirculation-linked-to-coronary-stent-malapposition
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Eric Poon, Vikas Thondapu, Umair Hayat, Peter Barlis, Chooi Yap, Po Kuo, Qisen Wang, Jiawei Ma, Shuang Zhu, Stephen Moore, Andrew Ooi
One particular complexity of coronary artery is the natural tapering of the vessel with proximal segments having larger caliber and distal tapering as the vessel get smaller. The natural tapering of a coronary artery often leads to proximal incomplete stent apposition (ISA). ISA alters coronary hemodynamics and creates pathological path to develop complications such as in-stent restenosis, and more worryingly, stent thrombosis. By employing state-of-the-art computer-aided design software, generic stent hoops were virtually deployed in an idealized tapered coronary artery with decreasing malapposition distance...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450198/parvovirus-b19-what-is-the-relevance-in-transfusion-medicine
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REVIEW
David Juhl, Holger Hennig
Parvovirus B19 (B19V) has been discovered in 1975. The association with a disease was unclear in the first time after the discovery of B19V, but meanwhile, the usually droplet transmitted B19V is known as the infectious agent of the "fifth disease," a rather harmless children's illness. But B19V infects erythrocyte progenitor cells and thus, acute B19V infection in patients with a high erythrocyte turnover may lead to a life-threatening aplastic crisis, and acutely infected pregnant women can transmit B19V to their unborn child, resulting in a hydrops fetalis and fetal death...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449061/c4a-mrna-expression-in-pbmcs-predicts-the-presence-and-severity-of-delusions-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-with-psychosis
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Jennifer K Melbourne, Cherise Rosen, Benjamin Feiner, Rajiv P Sharma
Altered immune function is an established finding in psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychosis, though its role in their development and progression remains to be understood. Evidence suggests altered JAK-STAT1 pathway activity in peripheral blood cells from participants with schizophrenia compared to controls. Activation of this pathway leads to increased expression of complement component 4A (C4A), which has recently been implicated in schizophrenia. Here, we examine mRNA expression of C4A in peripheral blood cells from participants with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and controls...
February 12, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448103/fgf-21-deficiency-slows-gastric-emptying-and-reduces-initial-blood-alcohol-concentration-in-mice-exposed-to-acute-alcohol-in-fasting-state
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Guicheng Wu, Yanlong Liu, Yunhuan Liu, Lihua Zhang, Haiyang Zhao, Liming Liu, Cuiqing Zhao, Wenke Feng
Excess alcohol consumption can lead to alcoholic liver disease. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a metabolic regulator with multiple physiologic functions. Previous study demonstrated that FGF21 deficiency exacerbated alcohol-induced liver injury and exogenous FGF21 administration protected liver from chronic alcohol-induced injury. In this study, we aimed to explore the role of FGF21 in alcohol metabolism in mice. FGF21 knockout (KO) mice and the wild time (WT) control mice were divided into two groups and fasted for 24 h followed by a bonus of alcohol treatment at a dose of 5 g/kg body weight via gavage...
February 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447957/the-effects-of-lead-exposure-on-the-expression-of-hmgb1-and-ho-1-in-rats-and-pc12-cells
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Meiyuan Yang, Yaobin Li, Ying Wang, Nuo Cheng, Yi Zhang, Shimin Pang, Qiwei Shen, Lijuan Zhao, Guilin Li, Gaochun Zhu
Lead (Pb) is an environmental neurotoxic metal. Chronic exposure to Pb causes deficits of learning and memory in children and spatial learning deficits in developing rats. In this study we investigated the effects of Pb exposure on the expression of HMGB1 and HO-1 in rats and PC12 cells. The animals were randomly divided to three groups: control group; low lead exposure group; high lead exposure group; PC12 cells were divided into 3 groups: 0 μM (control group), 1 μM and 100 μM Pb acetate. The results showed that Pb levels in blood and brain of Pb exposed groups were significantly higher than that of the control group (p < 0...
February 12, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447940/the-relationship-between-plasma-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-erythrocyte-2-3-bisphosphoglycerate-the-putative-role-of-chronic-hypoxia
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B K Puri, J A Monro
The non-invasive assessment of chronic tissue hypoxia is difficult. Pulse oximetry only allows the peripheral oxygen saturation to be measured, while the detection of hyperlactataemia needs to take into account the fact that the accumulation of lactic acid may result from several causes other than prolonged tissue hypoxia. Arterial blood oxygen measurement is invasive and often does not give a good indication of the level of tissue hypoxia. Other suggested methods include the use of positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance T2 ∗ relaxation time measurement, photoacoustics and high-frequency ultrasound...
March 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447937/splenectomy-may-have-more-complications-than-currently-proven
#16
Somayeh Zakeri, Narjes Gorji, Marjan Akhtari, Reihaneh Moeini
The spleen has been one of the least understood major organs for centuries. Its significance is relatively well-known today but it seems that all aspects of its activities are not fully understood. Persian medicine (PM) has special views on the function of spleen; many side effects were reported in PM due to spleen dysfunction. On the other hand nowadays splenectomy as a treatment strategy is recommended for some disorders and increasing risk of infections is considered as the most important long term side effect of that...
March 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447850/impact-of-baseline-co-2-on-blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-mri-measurements-of-cerebrovascular-reactivity-and-task-evoked-signal-activation
#17
Christiaan Hendrik Bas van Niftrik, Marco Piccirelli, Oliver Bozinov, Nicolai Maldaner, Catherine Strittmatter, Athina Pangalu, Antonios Valavanis, Luca Regli, Jorn Fierstra
Neurovascular coupling describes the cascade between neuronal activity and subsequent Blood-Oxygenation-Level-Dependent (BOLD) signal increase. Based on this premise, the correlation of this BOLD signal increase with a particular task, such as finger-tapping, is used to map neuronal activation. This signal increase may be dampened in brain areas exhibiting impaired cerebrovascular reactivity (BOLD-CVR), leading to false negative activation. Blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) has also been used to optimize task evoked BOLD signal changes...
February 12, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447794/plasticity-after-pediatric-cochlear-implantation-implication-from-changes-in-peripheral-plasma-level-of-bdnf-and-auditory-nerve-responses
#18
Razieh Alemi, Masoud Motassadi Zarandy, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Ali Eftekharian, Mohammad Reza Zarrindast, Nasim Vousooghi
INTRODUCTION: Sensory neural hearing loss could lead to some structural and physiological changes in the auditory pathways, such as alteration in the expression of neurotrophins. These factors, especially Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), play an important role in synaptic functions and experience-related plasticity. Restoring cochlear function after hearing loss is possible through cochlear implantation (CI). Evaluation of the blood concentration changes of neurotrophins as prerequisites of plasticity could help scientists to determine the prognosis of CI as in the candidacy procedure or enhancing prosthesis function by adding the exact needed amount of BDNF to the electrode array...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447298/effects-of-voluntary-running-exercise-on-bone-histology-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
#19
Yuri Takamine, Noriko Ichinoseki-Sekine, Takamasa Tsuzuki, Toshinori Yoshihara, Hisashi Naito
The incidence of obesity in children and adolescents, which may lead to type 2 diabetes, is increasing. Exercise is recommended to prevent and improve diabetes. However, little is known about the bone marrow environment at the onset of diabetes in the young, and it is unclear whether exercise training is useful for maintaining bone homeostasis, such as mechanical and histological properties. Thus, this study clarified the histological properties of bone and whether exercise contributes to maintaining bone homeostasis at the onset of type 2 diabetes in rats...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446210/lead-exposure-reduces-sperm-quality-and-dna-integrity-in-mice
#20
Cuiling Li, Kai Zhao, Huiping Zhang, Lili Liu, Fei Xiong, Kunyu Wang, Biao Chen
Toxicity of lead on male reproductive functions has raised wide public concern as environmental lead contamination remains common worldwide. Conflicting and controversial data are available regarding effects of lead on male fertility. More importantly, our knowledge on effects of lead on sperm DNA integrity is significantly limited. Thus, further studies should focus on this issue. In the current study, adult male mice were exposed to a series of lead acetate concentrations in drinking water for six weeks. Following administration, lead levels in blood, testicles, and epididymis were measured, and potential changes in morphology of testis and epididymis due to lead exposure were identified...
February 15, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
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