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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812277/milonine-an-alkaloid-of-cissampelos-sympodialis-eichl-menispermaceae-inhibits-histamine-release-of-activated-mast-cells
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Adriano Francisco Alves, Giciane Carvalho Vieira, Francisco Allysson A F Gadelha, Luiz Henrique Agra Cavalcante-Silva, Marco Aurélio Martins, José Maria Barbosa-Filho, Marcia Regina Piuvezam
Milonine is an alkaloid of Cissampelos sympodialis Eichl. (Menispermaceae), a plant used in the northeast of Brazil to treat allergies such as asthma, rhinitis, and other conditions. Previously, several alkaloids were isolated from its roots and leaves with pharmacological properties in asthma and acute inflammation models. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the milonine effect on mast cells degranulation in vivo and in vitro. Swiss mice (n = 8) were used in models of paw edema induced by carrageenan, compound 48/80, or histamine...
August 15, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811466/time-lapse-crystallography-snapshots-of-a-double-strand-break-repair-polymerase-in-action
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Joonas A Jamsen, William A Beard, Lars C Pedersen, David D Shock, Andrea F Moon, Juno M Krahn, Katarzyna Bebenek, Thomas A Kunkel, Samuel H Wilson
DNA polymerase (pol) μ is a DNA-dependent polymerase that incorporates nucleotides during gap-filling synthesis in the non-homologous end-joining pathway of double-strand break repair. Here we report time-lapse X-ray crystallography snapshots of catalytic events during gap-filling DNA synthesis by pol μ. Unique catalytic intermediates and active site conformational changes that underlie catalysis are uncovered, and a transient third (product) metal ion is observed in the product state. The product manganese coordinates phosphate oxygens of the inserted nucleotide and PPi...
August 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810788/direct-measurement-of-site-specific-rates-of-reactions-of-h-with-c3h8-i-c4h10-and-n-c4h10
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Chia-Chieh Lin, Wei-Yu Chen, Hiroyuki Matsui, Niann-Shiah Wang
We measured the rates of abstraction of a hydrogen atom from specific sites in propane C3H8, 2-methyl propane (i-C4H10), and butane (n-C4H10); the sites are a primary hydrogen of C3H8 and i-C4H10 and a secondary hydrogen of n-C4H10. The excellent reproducibility of conditions of a diaphragm-less shock tube enabled us to conduct comparative measurements of the evolution of H atoms in three mixtures-(i) 0.5 ppm C2H5I + Ar, (ii) 0.5 ppm C2H5I + 50-100 ppm alkane as C3H8 or i-C4H10 or n-C4H10 + Ar, and (iii) the same concentrations of alkane + Ar without C2H5I-in the temperature range 1000-1200 K and at a pressure of 2...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810585/glutamine-promotes-hsp70-and-inhibits-%C3%AE-synuclein-accumulation-in-pheochromocytoma-pc12-cells
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Haiyang Wang, Chongyang Tang, Zhenfeng Jiang, Xiao Zhou, Jianhang Chen, Meng Na, Hong Shen, Zhiguo Lin
Hsp70 regulates α-Synuclein (α-Syn) degeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD), indicating that Hsp70 promotion may be able to prevent or reverse α-Syn-induced toxicity in PD. Additionally, it has been demonstrated that glutamine (Gln) enhances Hsp70 expression. In the present study, Gln-induced Hsp70 promotion in pheochromocytoma was investigated with reverse transcription- quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting methods. Then it was observed whether heat shock factor (HSF)-1 was required for this phenomenon with an RNA interference strategy...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809681/a-prototype-therapy-system-for-transcutaneous-application-of-boiling-histotripsy
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Adam D Maxwell, Petr V Yuldashev, Wayne Kreider, Tatiana D Khokhlova, George R Schade, Timothy L Hall, Oleg A Sapozhnikov, Michael R Bailey, Vera A Khokhlova
Boiling histotripsy is a method of focused ultrasound surgery that noninvasively applies millisecond-length pulses with high-amplitude shock fronts to generate liquefied lesions in tissue. Such a technique requires unique outputs compared to a focused ultrasound thermal therapy apparatus, particularly to achieve high in situ pressure levels through intervening tissue. This article describes the design and characterization of a system capable of producing the necessary pressure to transcutaneously administer boiling histotripsy therapy through clinically relevant overlying tissue paths using pulses with duration up to 10 ms...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809612/a-retrospective-study-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-identification-and-management-of-sepsis-at-a-district-level-hospital-internal-medicine-department-in-the-western-cape-province-south-africa-in-comparison-with-the-guidelines-stipulated-in-the-2012-survivi
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Raisa Bhikoo, Sarah Versfeld, M M De V Basson, Almero H Oosthuizen
BACKGROUND: Currently there is little information on the identification, management and outcomes of patients with sepsis in developing countries. Simple cost-effective measures such as accurate identification of patients with sepsis and early antibiotic administration are achievable targets, within reach without having to make use of unsustainable protocols constructed in developed countries. OBJECTIVES: To assess the ability of clinicians at a district-level hospital to identify and manage sepsis, and to assess patient outcome in terms of in-hospital mortality and length of hospital stay given the above management...
July 28, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808788/shocks-after-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-in-idiopathic-cardiomyopathy-patients-a-myocardial-biopsy-study
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Erdal Safak, Giuseppe D Ancona, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Uwe Kühl, Stephan Kische, Hilmi Kaplan, Hüseyin Ince, Jasmin Ortak
Prediction of follow-up shock is crucial to stratify patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) requiring implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). The objective of the article is to assess the predictive value of endo-myocardial biopsy (EMB) towards ICD shock and follow-up mortality. A series of patients with DCM scheduled for ICD implantation underwent EMB to further determine the genesis of DCM. Presence of fibrosis and inflammation was documented and related to outcomes. A total of 240 patients were referred for ICD as primary (56%) and secondary (44%) prophylaxis...
August 14, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807216/early-resuscitation-with-exendin-4-alleviates-acute-lung-injury-after-hemorrhagic-shock-in-rats
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Xiang Song, Gan Chen, Xin Luo, Guoxing You, Yujing Yin, Ying Wang, Lian Zhao, Hong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress induced by hemorrhagic shock (HS) is known to initiate a systemic inflammatory response, which leads to subsequent acute lung injury. This study is aimed to assess the efficacy of exendin-4 (Ex-4) in attenuating lung injury in a rat model of HS and resuscitation (HS/R). METHODS: HS was induced in sodium pentobarbital-anesthetized adult male Wistar rats by withdrawing blood to maintain a mean arterial pressure of 30-35 mm Hg for 50 min...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807098/protective-effect-of-ozone-against-hemiscorpius-lepturus-envenomation-in-mice
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Parvaneh Naserzadeh, Farshad Shahi, Delavar Shahbazzadeh, Mostafa Ghanei, Khadijeh Ashtari, Yoones Panahi, Mir-Jamal Hosseini, Morteza Izadi
OBJECTIVE: Scorpion (Hemiscorpius lepturus) stings are a public health concern in Iran, particularly in south and southwestern regions of Iran. The gold standard for the treatment of a scorpion sting is anti-venom therapy. However, immunotherapy can have serious side effects, such as anaphylactic shock (which can sometimes even lead to death). The aim of the current study was to demonstrate the protective effect of ozone against toxicity induced by Hemiscorpius lepturus (H. lepturus) venom in mice...
August 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806755/acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-in-cardiogenic-shock-patients-on-mechanical-circulatory-microaxial-pump-support
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Ulrike Flierl, Jörn Tongers, Dominik Berliner, Jan-Thorben Sieweke, Florian Zauner, Christoph Wingert, Christian Riehle, Johann Bauersachs, Andreas Schäfer
Early use of mechanical circulatory support, e.g. veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or left ventricular unloading by microaxial pump in refractory cardiogenic shock is recommended in current guidelines. Development of acquired von Willebrand Syndrome (AVWS) in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and ECMO has been reported. There is an increasing number of patients treated with the Impella® CP microaxial pump for left ventricular unloading. However, the prevalence of AVWS in these high risk patients is unknown and needs to be determined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806748/temperature-effects-on-gene-expression-and-morphological-development-of-european-eel-anguilla-anguilla-larvae
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Sebastian N Politis, David Mazurais, Arianna Servili, Jose-Luis Zambonino-Infante, Joanna J Miest, Sune R Sørensen, Jonna Tomkiewicz, Ian A E Butts
Temperature is important for optimization of rearing conditions in aquaculture, especially during the critical early life history stages of fish. Here, we experimentally investigated the impact of temperature (16, 18, 20, 22 and 24°C) on thermally induced phenotypic variability, from larval hatch to first-feeding, and the linked expression of targeted genes [heat shock proteins (hsp), growth hormone (gh) and insulin-like growth factors (igf)] associated to larval performance of European eel, Anguilla anguilla...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802985/clinical-analysis-of-48-h-emergency-department-visit-post-outpatient-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-for-urolithiasis
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Chin-Heng Lu, Junne-Yih Kuo, Tzu-Ping Lin, Yi-Hsiu Huang, Hsiao-Jen Chung, William J S Huang, Howard H H Wu, Yen-Hwa Chang, Alex T L Lin, Kuang-Kuo Chen
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from renal or ureteral stones can undergo significant discomfort, even when timely diagnosed and treated. The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors and safety of outpatient Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) in the management of patients with renal or ureteral stones. METHODS: In this study, our cohort consisted of 844 outpatients who underwent outpatient ESWL treated between February 2012 and November 2014 at Taipei Veterans General Hospital...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802836/neocortical-prodynorphin-expression-is-transiently-increased-with-learning-implications-for-time-and-learning-dependent-neocortical-kappa-opioid-receptor-activation
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Ryan Loh, Sean Collins, Roberto Galvez
There are several lines of evidence that indicate a prominent role for the opioid system in the acquisition and consolidation of learned associations. Specifically, kappa opioid receptor (KOR) modulation has been demonstrated to alter various behavioral tasks including whisker trace eyeblink conditioning (WTEB). WTEB is an associative conditioning paradigm in which a neutral conditioned stimulus (CS; Whisker stimulation) is paired following a short stimulus free trace interval with a salient unconditioned stimulus that elicits a blink response (US; Eye shock)...
August 9, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802376/hypovolemic-shock-after-labial-and-lingual-frenulectomy-a-report-of-two-cases
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Lauren F Tracy, Gabriel Gomez, Lewis J Overton, Wade G McClain
Lingual and labial frenulectomy are commonly performed as an outpatient procedure, either in an office setting or under general anesthesia. Frenulectomy is generally regarded by both otolaryngologists and dentists as a straightforward and low-risk procedure with limited evidence-based indications and similarly few contraindications. We describe two cases of hypovolemic shock occurring after outpatient frenulectomy requiring emergent interventions of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and blood transfusion. These rare, but life-threatening outcomes warrant recognition as potential complications for the presumed benign labial and lingual frenulectomy...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800846/saprotrophic-proteomes-of-biotypes-of-the-witches-broom-pathogen-moniliophthora-perniciosa
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Sandra Pierre, Gareth W Griffith, Russell M Morphew, Luis A J Mur, Ian M Scott
Nine geographically diverse Moniliophthora perniciosa (witches' broom disease pathogen) isolates were cultured in vitro. They included six C-biotypes differing in virulence on cacao (Theobroma cacao), two S-biotypes (solanaceous hosts), and an L-biotype (liana hosts). Mycelial growth rates and morphologies differed considerably, but no characters were observed to correlate with virulence or biotype. In plant inoculations using basidiospores, one C-biotype caused symptoms on tomato (an S-biotype host), adding to evidence of limited host adaptation in these biotypes...
September 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800777/bortezomib-treatment-induces-a-higher-mortality-rate-in-lupus-model-mice-with-a-higher-disease-activity
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Tomoko Ikeda, Hiroshi Fujii, Masato Nose, Yukiko Kamogawa, Tsuyoshi Shirai, Yuko Shirota, Tomonori Ishii, Hideo Harigae
BACKGROUND: Bortezomib (Bz) is a proteasome inhibitor that directly targets antibody-producing plasma cells. We recently reported the first randomized control trial that evaluated the effects of Bz in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In that study, we demonstrated that Bz treatment is associated with many adverse reactions in patients with refractory disease. In the present study, we examine the therapeutic and toxic effects of Bz on MRL/MpJ-lpr/lpr (MRL/lpr) mice with severe disease activity...
August 11, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800531/changes-on-lipid-peroxidation-enzymatic-activities-and-gene-expression-in-planarian-dugesia-japonica-following-exposure-to-perfluorooctanoic-acid
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Zuoqing Yuan, Zili Miao, Xiaoning Gong, Baoying Zhao, Yuanyuan Zhang, Hongdou Ma, Jianyong Zhang, Bosheng Zhao
We investigated perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)-induced stress response in planarians. We administered different concentrations of PFOA to planarians for up to 10 d. PFOA exposure resulted in significant concentration-dependent elevations in lipid peroxidation, glutathione S-transferase and caspase-3 protease activities, and a significant decline in glutathione peroxidase activities compared with control groups. Exposure to PFOA significantly up-regulated the heat shock proteins hsp70 and hsp90, and p53, and down-regulated hsp40 compared with controls...
August 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800005/the-effects-of-british-army-footwear-on-ground-reaction-force-and-temporal-parameters-of-british-army-foot-drill
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Alex J Rawcliffe, Scott M Graham, Richard J Simpson, Gavin L Moir, Russell Jj Martindale, Stelios G Psycharakis, Chris Connaboy
High rates of occupational training-related lower-limb musculoskeletal [MSK] overuse injuries are reported for British Army recruits during basic training. Foot-drill is a repetitive impact loading occupational activity and involves striking the ground violently with an extended-knee [straight-leg] landing. Foot-drill produces vertical ground reaction forces [vGRF] equal to and/or greater than those reported for high-level plyometric exercises/activities. Shock absorbing footwear aid in the attenuation of the magnitude of vGRF, resulting in a reduced risk of lower-limb MSK overuse injury when running...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798366/elevated-serum-antibody-against-schistosoma-japonicum-hsp60-as-a-promising-biomarker-for-liver-pathology-in-schistosomiasis
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Xiaojun Chen, Wei Li, Yalin Li, Lei Xu, Sha Zhou, Jifeng Zhu, Zhipeng Xu, Feng Liu, Dandan Lin, Fei Hu, Yuemin Liu, Wen Jiang, Liwang Cui, Chuan Su
The pathology associated with Schistosoma japonicum (S. japonicum) infection in humans is attributed to parasite egg-induced granulomatous inflammation and fibrosis in the host liver. Currently, a marker that is reliable, cheap, less device-dependent, and can be easily and repeatedly used on a large scale to monitor the progression of liver pathology in schistosomiasis japonica endemic areas is lacking. The levels of serum S. japonicum heat shock protein 60 (SjHSP60)-specific IgG and its subtype antibodies in animals (mice and rabbits) or patients with schistosomiasis were measured by ELISA...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797351/implant-and-midterm-outcomes-of-the-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-registry-the-effortless-study
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Lucas Boersma, Craig Barr, Reinoud Knops, Dominic Theuns, Lars Eckardt, Petr Neuzil, Marcoen Scholten, Margaret Hood, Juergen Kuschyk, Paul Jones, Elizabeth Duffy, Michael Husby, Kenneth Stein, Pier D Lambiase
BACKGROUND: The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) was developed to defibrillate ventricular arrhythmias, avoiding drawbacks of transvenous leads. The global EFFORTLESS S-ICD (Evaluation oF FactORs ImpacTing CLinical Outcome and Cost EffectiveneSS of the S-ICD) registry is collecting outcomes in 985 patients during a 5-year follow-up. OBJECTIVES: The primary goal of the EFFORTLESS registry is to determine the safety of the S-ICD by evaluating complications and inappropriate shock rate...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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