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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736127/a-preformulation-evaluation-of-a-photosensitive-surface-active-compound-explaining-concentration-dependent-degradation
#1
Kalle Sigfridsson, Karin E Carlsson
A candidate drug within the cardiovascular area was identified during early research and evaluated for further development. The aim was to understand and explain the degradation mechanisms for the present compound. The stability of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in solution and solid state was studied during different conditions. The bulk compound was exposed to elevated temperatures, increased relative humidity and stressed light conditions. Degradation of the drug in solutions was followed in the presence versus absence of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), during aerobic versus anaerobic conditions, stored protected from light versus exposed to light and as a function of pH and concentration...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733974/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-procedural-and-one-year-clinical-outcomes-following-treatment-of-severely-calcified-coronary-lesions-with-the-orbital-atherectomy-system-a-subanalysis-of-the-orbit-ii-study
#2
Michael S Lee, Brad J Martinsen, Arthur C Lee, Ann N Behrens, Richard A Shlofmitz, Christopher Y Kim, Jeffrey W Chambers
OBJECTIVES: The goal of the study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of the coronary orbital atherectomy system to treat severe coronary artery calcification (CAC) prior to stent placement in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. BACKGROUND: The ORBIT II study reported the safety and efficacy of orbital atherectomy treatment in 443 patients with severe CAC. Percutaneous coronary intervention in diabetic patients is associated with an increased risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) compared with non-diabetics...
July 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732689/defining-coronary-artery-calcium-concordance-and-repeatability-implications-for-development-and-change-the-dallas-heart-study
#3
Andre R M Paixao, Ian J Neeland, Colby R Ayers, Frank Xing, Jarett D Berry, James A de Lemos, Suhny Abbara, Ronald M Peshock, Amit Khera
BACKGROUND: Development and change of coronary artery calcium (CAC) are associated with coronary heart disease. Interpretation of serial CAC measurements will require better understanding of changes in CAC beyond the variability in the test itself. METHODS: Dallas Heart Study participants (2888) with duplicate CAC scans obtained minutes apart were analyzed to determine interscan concordance and 95% confidence bounds (ie: repeatability limits) for each discrete CAC value...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720499/coronary-artery-disease-associated-gene-phactr1-modulates-severity-of-vascular-calcification-in-vitro
#4
Redouane Aherrahrou, Zouhair Aherrahrou, Heribert Schunkert, Jeanette Erdmann
Calcification of vessels is strongly associated with atherosclerosis and leads to coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction (MI). Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) revealed several genes that are associated with and contribute to CAD/MI as well as coronary artery calcification (CAC); however, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. PHACTR1, which encodes phosphatase and actin regulator 1, is among these risk genes. The aim of this study was to functionally test whether Phactr1 regulates calcification in vitro using murine embryonic stem cell (mESC)-derived smooth muscle cells (SMCs)...
July 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719492/fifty-men-3510-marathons-cardiac-risk-factors-and-coronary-artery-calcium-scores
#5
William O Roberts, Robert S Schwartz, Ross F Garberich, Samantha Carlson, Thomas Knickelbine, Jonathan G Schwartz, Gretchen Peichel, John R Lesser, Kelly Wickstrom, Kevin M Harris
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: Many male marathon runners have elevated coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores despite high physical activity. We examined the association between CAC scores, cardiovascular risk factors, and lifestyle habits in long term marathoners. METHODS: We recruited men who had run ≥1 marathon annually for 25 consecutive years. CAC was assessed using coronary computed tomography angiography. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CAD) risk factors were measured with a 12-lead ECG, serum lipid panel, height, weight, resting blood pressure and heart rate, and a risk factor questionnaire...
July 17, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718020/critical-aggregates-concentration-of-fatty-esters-present-in-biodiesel-determined-by-turbidity-and-fluorescence
#6
Sandro Froehner, Juan Sánez, Luiz Fernando Dombroski, Maria Paula Gracioto
Biodiesel for combustible engine is available as mixture of fossil diesel and fatty esters obtained by transesterification of vegetable oils. The use of biodiesel reduces the amount of SOx, mainly. However, it was already observed that biodiesel has a different behavior in environment in cases of accidental spill and groundwater contamination. It was noticed that the biodegradation of hydrocarbons (cyclic and aliphatic) in the presence of biodiesel are speeded, although the mechanism is still unclear. Considering the chemical structure of fatty esters, it was investigated the formation of aggregates in water solution by fatty esters present in commercial biodiesel...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716604/endothelial-progenitor-cell-subsets-and-preeclampsia-findings-and-controversies
#7
REVIEW
Armin Attar, Ahmad Monabati, Mohammad-Ebrahim Parsanezhad
Vascular remodeling is an essential component of gestation. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) play an important role in the regulation of vascular homeostasis. The results of studies measuring the number of EPCs in normal pregnancies and in preeclampsia have been highly controversial or even contradictory because of some variations in technical issues and different methodologies enumerating three distinct subsets of EPCs: circulating angiogenic cells (CAC), colony forming unit endothelial cells (CFU-ECs), and endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712822/association-study-of-hnf1a-polymorphisms-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-the-moroccan-population
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Imane Morjane, Rym Kefi, Hicham Charoute, Fouzia Lakbakbi El Yaagoubi, Meryem Hechmi, Rachid Saile, Sonia Abdelhak, Abdelhamid Barakat
AIMS: Variants in Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 1 alpha (HNF1A) gene are associated with Metabolic Syndromeand its components independently. In this study, we aimed to assess the statistical association of the rs1169288, rs2464196 and rs735396 variants and haplotypes of HNF1A gene with metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components in a Moroccan population sample. METHODS: Three variants in the HNF1A gene were genotyped, rs1169288 A>C, rs2464196 G>A and rs735396 T>C in cases and controls from Moroccan population using KASPar(®) technology (KBioscience, UK)...
July 3, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711947/repression-of-intestinal-transporters-and-fxr-fgf15-signaling-explains-bile-acids-dysregulation-in-experimental-colitis-associated-colon-cancer
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Lijuan Cao, Yuan Che, Tuo Meng, Shanshan Deng, Jun Zhang, Min Zhao, Wanfeng Xu, Dandan Wang, Zhichen Pu, Guangji Wang, Haiping Hao
Bile acids (BAs) are important endogenous signaling molecules that play vital roles in the pathological development of various diseases including colitis-associated cancer (CAC). BAs were previously found dysregulated under conditions of CAC; however, the exact patterns and underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely elusive. Based on the development of a method for comprehensive analysis of BAs, this study aims to elucidate the dysregulation patterns and involved mechanisms in a typical CAC model induced by azoxymethane (AOM)/dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708971/short-term-alcohol-abstinence-improves-antibacterial-defenses-of-chronic-alcohol-consuming-mice-against-gut-bacteria-associated-sepsis-caused-by-enterococcus-faecalis-oral-infection
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Makiko Kobayashi, Akira Asai, Ichiaki Ito, Sumihiro Suzuki, Kazuhide Higuchi, Fujio Suzuki
The effects of short-term alcohol abstinence on host antibacterial resistance against Enterococcus faecalis oral infection was investigated in chronic alcohol-consuming mice [mice with 0.1 g/day of 20% ethanol consumption for 12 or 16 weeks (CAC-mice)]. These mice were highly susceptible to the infection; however, after 7 days of alcohol abstinence (aaCAC-mice), their antibacterial resistances were completely restored to the normal mouse level. Normal mice inoculated with CAC-mouse hepatic macrophages were shown to be susceptible to the infection, whereas the same macrophage preparation from aaCAC-mice did not impair the antibacterial resistance of normal mice...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703931/rationale-and-design-of-a-randomized-trial-of-apixaban-vs-warfarin-to-evaluate-atherosclerotic-calcification-and-vulnerable-plaque-progression
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Kazuhiro Osawa, Rine Nakanishi, Theingi Tiffany Win, Dong Li, Sina Rahmani, Negin Nezarat, Nasim Sheidaee, Matthew J Budoff
Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) are known to increase vascular calcification, suggesting increased cardiovascular disease events. Apixaban is an oral direct factor Xa inhibitor superior to warfarin at preventing stroke or systemic embolism and may stabilize coronary atherosclerosis. The potential benefits of avoiding VKA therapy and the favorable effects of factor Xa inhibitors could contribute to cardiovascular disease event reduction. We hypothesized that apixaban inhibits vascular calcification and coronary atherosclerosis progression compared with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703899/the-coronary-artery-calcification-score-and-common-iliac-artery-calcification-score-in-non-dialysis-ckd-patients
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Sonoo Mizuiri, Yoshiko Nishizawa, Kazuomi Yamashita, Kenji Mizuno, Masahiro Ishine, Doi Shigehiro, Takao Masaki, Shigemoto Kenichiro
AIM: Many studies have validated Agatston's coronary artery calcification score (CACS) for assessing vascular calcification (VC) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. This study aimed to evaluate the CACS and common iliac artery calcification score (IACS) and to examine the variables related to each score. METHODS: The subjects were 145 non-dialysis CKD patients. The CACS and IACS were determined using the same thoracicoabdominal multi-detector computed tomography...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701727/free-immunoglobulin-light-chain-flc-promotes-murine-colitis-and-colitis-associated-colon-carcinogenesis-by-activating-the-inflammasome
#13
Junfan Ma, Dongyang Jiang, Xiaoting Gong, Wenwei Shao, Zhu Zhu, Weiyan Xu, Xiaoyan Qiu
Numerous studies have demonstrated that free Ig light chain (FLC), a novel inflammation mediator, participates in many inflammatory diseases by activating mast cells and extending the survival of neutrophils. However, it remains unclear whether FLC is involved in colitis and colitis-associated colon carcinogenesis (CAC). In this study, we found a significant increase in FLC in murine models of DSS (Dextran Sulfate Sodium Salt)-induced colitis and CAC compared to controls. Peptide F991, a functional blocker of FLC, significantly attenuated colitis progression, which included abrogating the development of diarrhea and tumor burden, elevating survival rate, greatly reducing the infiltration of inflammatory cells (such as ROS(+) active neutrophils), especially reducing tumorigenesis in CAC...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701639/synthesized-mesoporous-silica-and-calcium-aluminate-cement-fillers-increased-the-fluoride-recharge-and-lactic-acid-neutralizing-ability-of-a-resin-based-pit-and-fissure-sealant
#14
Atikom Surintanasarn, Krisana Siralertmukul, Niyom Thamrongananskul
This study evaluated the effect of different types of filler in a resin-based pit and fissure sealant on fluoride release, recharge, and lactic acid neutralization. Resin-based sealant was incorporated with 5% w/w of the following fillers: calcium aluminate cement (CAC), synthesized mesoporous silica (SI), a CAC and SI mixture (CAC+SI), glass-ionomer powder (GIC), and acetic acid-treated GIC (GICA). Sealant without filler served as control. The samples were immersed in deionized water or a lactic acid solution and the concentration of fluoride in the water, before and after fluoride recharge, and the lactic acid pH change, respectively, were determined...
July 12, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686677/mdr1a-deficiency-restrains-tumor-growth-in-murine-colitis-associated-carcinogenesis
#15
Eva Maria Hennenberg, Annette Eyking, Henning Reis, Elke Cario
Patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC) have an increased risk to develop colitis-associated colorectal cancer (CAC). Here, we found that protein expression of ABCB1 (ATP Binding Cassette Subfamily B Member 1) / MDR1 (multidrug resistance 1) was diminished in the intestinal mucosa of patients with active UC with or without CAC, but not in non-UC patients with sporadic colon cancer. We investigated the consequences of ABCB1/MDR1 loss-of-function in a common murine model for CAC (AOM/DSS). Mice deficient in MDR1A (MDR1A KO) showed enhanced intratumoral inflammation and cellular damage, which were associated with reduced colonic tumor size and decreased degree of dysplasia, when compared to wild-type (WT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686633/increased-risk-for-development-of-coronary-artery-calcification-in-subjects-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-systemic-inflammation
#16
Jihyun Kim, Da Young Lee, Se Eun Park, Cheol-Young Park, Won-Young Lee, Ki-Won Oh, Sung-Woo Park, Eun-Jung Rhee
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested the importance of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and systemic inflammation in the development of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to compare the risk for coronary artery calcification (CAC) development according to the status of NAFLD and inflammation over four years of follow-up in subjects without baseline CAC. METHODS: A total of 1,575 participants in a health screening program were divided into four groups according to baseline NAFLD state and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) (median 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685488/the-different-roles-of-category-and-feature-specific-attentional-control-settings-on-attentional-enhancement-and-inhibition
#17
Xia Wu, Shimin Fu
Contingent attentional capture suggests that top-down attentional control settings (ACS) can enhance attentional processing of task-relevant properties and inhibit attentional processing of task-irrelevant properties. However, it remains unclear how ACS operates when a distractor has both task-relevant and task-irrelevant characteristics. In the present study, two lateralized ERP components, N2pc and distractor positivity (Pd), were employed as markers of attentional enhancement and inhibition, respectively...
July 6, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674321/incremental-prognostic-value-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-high-risk-plaque-characteristics-in-asymptomatic-patients
#18
Kazuhisa Takamura, Shinichiro Fujimoto, Takeshi Kondo, Makoto Hiki, Yuko Kawaguchi, Etsuro Kato, Hiroyuki Daida
AIM: Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) findings of positive remodeling (index >1.1) and low-attenuation plaque (<30 Hounsfield units) are recognized as CT-verified high-risk plaque (CT-HRP). Therefore, we investigated the incremental prognostic value of evaluation of plaque characteristics using CCTA in asymptomatic patients. METHODS: Overall, 495 consecutive patients without any known coronary artery disease who underwent CCTA were included in this study...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671467/cerium-iv-neopentoxide-complexes
#19
Jochen Friedrich, David Schneider, Lorenz Bock, Cäcilia Maichle-Mössmer, Reiner Anwander
Treatment of ceric ammonium nitrate (CAN) with varying amounts of sodium neopentoxide led to the isolation of crystalline cerium(IV) complexes [Ce(OCH2tBu)2(NO3)2(HOCH2tBu)2], [Ce(OCH2tBu)3(NO3)-(NCCH3)]2, [Ce2(OCH2tBu)7(NO3)]2, and [Ce2(OCH2tBu)9Na-(THF)] featuring Ce(IV)/(OR) ratios of 1:2, 1:3, 1:3.5, and 1:4.5, respectively. The complexes are light-sensitive and prone to ligand redistribution as evidenced by multicomponent NMR spectra as well as the formation of [{Ce(OCH2tBu)4}2(THF)] and the mixed-valent complex [Ce3(OCH2tBu)9(NO3)2]...
July 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669772/naoxintong-inhibits-myocardial-infarction-injury-by-vegf-enos-signaling-mediated-neovascularization
#20
Hong Wang, Lizhen Qiu, Yake Ma, Lusha Zhang, Lu Chen, Chunxiao Li, Xiao Geng, Xingyu You, Xiumei Gao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Naoxintong capsules (NXT), a traditional Chinese Medical preparation, are widely used for treatment of cardiovascular diseases, while the mechanism is still unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Myocardial infarction (MI) was induced by ligation of the left coronary artery in mice. Echocardiographic measurements were performed to do physiological assessments of left ventricle (LV) function. Histological and immunohistochemical staining was used to determine infarct size, capillary density, tissue endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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