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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155164/a-new-promising-candidate-to-overcome-drug-resistant-herpes-simplex-virus-infections
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Elisabeth Zinser, Adalbert Krawczyk, Petra Mühl-Zürbes, Ulrich Aufderhorst, Lena Stich, Mirko Zaja, Stefan Strobl, Alexander Steinkasserer, Christiane Silke Heilingloh
Infections with Herpes simplex viruses (HSV) belong to the most common human diseases worldwide, resulting in symptoms ranging from painful, but commonly self-limiting lesions of the orofacial or genital tract to severe infections of the eye or life-threatening generalized infections. Frequent HSV-reactivations at the eye may lead to the development of herpetic stromal keratitis, which is one of the major causes of infectious blindness in developed countries. The vast majority of life-threatening generalized infections occur in immunocompromised individuals, such as transplant recipients or patients suffering from advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection with concurrent HSV-reactivation...
November 15, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152632/a-combination-of-quercetin-and-resveratrol-reduces-obesity-in-high-fat-diet-fed-rats-by-modulation-of-gut-microbiota
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Le Zhao, Qi Zhang, Weini Ma, Feng Tian, Hongyi Shen, Mingmei Zhou
Resveratrol and quercetin, widely found in foods and vegetables, are plant polyphenols reported to have a wide range of biological activities. Despite their limited bioavailabilities, both resveratrol and quercetin are known to exhibit anti-inflammation and anti-obesity effects. We hypothesized that gut microbiota may be a potential target for resveratrol and quercetin to prevent the development of obesity. The aim of this research was to confirm whether a combination of quercetin and resveratrol (CQR) could restore the gut microbiota dysbiosis induced by a high-fat diet (HFD)...
November 20, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152022/proteomic-approach-for-extracting-cytoplasmic-proteins-from-streptococcus-sanguinis-using-mass-spectrometry
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Fadi El-Rami, Kristina Nelson, Ping Xu
Streptococcus sanguinis is a commensal and early colonizer of oral cavity as well as an opportunistic pathogen of infectious endocarditis. Extracting the soluble proteome of this bacterium provides deep insights about the physiological dynamic changes under different growth and stress conditions, thus defining "proteomic signatures" as targets for therapeutic intervention. In this protocol, we describe an experimentally verified approach to extract maximal cytoplasmic proteins from Streptococcus sanguinis SK36 strain...
2017: J Mol Biol Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151819/production-of-monoclonal-antibodies-against-human-trefoil-factor-3-and-development-of-a-modified-sandwich-elisa-for-detection-of-trefoil-factor-3-homodimer-in-saliva
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Saichit Khummuang, Waraporn Phanphrom, Witida Laopajon, Watchara Kasinrerk, Ponlatham Chaiyarit, Supansa Pata
Background: Human trefoil factor (TFF) peptides consist of three members: TFF1, TFF2 and TFF3. TFF3 is the most abundant TFF peptide in saliva. TFF3 homodimer was suggested to be involved in apoptosis inhibition and malignancy. Determination of TFF3 homodimer expression profiles in saliva may lead to new information about oral biology and diseases. The objective of this study was to generate monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against TFF3 and apply the produced mAbs for the establishment of ELISA for quantification of dimeric TFF3 in saliva...
2017: Biological Procedures Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151064/the-oral-cavity-potential-source-of-stem-cells
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Rafał Brożek, Maciej Kurpisz, Ryszard Koczorowski
The purpose of this review is to present the current knowledge regarding the hierarchy of stem cells originating from the oral cavity, which could have a potential value when applied to regenerative stomatology. It must be particularly emphasized that the heterogenous nature of its biology and function within oral compartment may predispose them to different types of applications. Stem cells can be perceived as immature, primitive and unspecialized types of cells with the ability to proliferate, self-renew and differentiate into specialized progeny according to the compartmental signaling...
October 19, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150519/biological-containment-of-genetically-modified-bacillus-subtilis
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Siamand Hosseini, Alex Curilovs, Simon M Cutting
Genetic manipulation of bacterial spores of the genus Bacillus has shown potential for vaccination and for delivery of drugs or enzymes. Remarkably, proteins displayed on the spore surface retain activity and generally are not degraded. The heat stability of spores coupled with their desiccation resistance makes them suitable for delivery to humans or to animals by the oral route. Despite these attributes one regulatory obstacle has remained regarding the fate of recombinant spores shed into the environment as viable spores...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148228/evaluation-of-markers-out-of-the-steroid-profile-for-the-screening-of-testosterone-misuse-part-i-transdermal-administration
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Aristotelis Kotronoulas, Àlex Gomez-Gómez, Andreu Fabregat, Jordi Segura, Sheng Yang, Yanyi Xing, Wu Moutian, Josep Marcos, Jesús Joglar, Rosa Ventura, Oscar J Pozo
Although the introduction by WADA of the steroid module of the athlete biological passport (ABP) marked an important step forward in the screening of testosterone (T) misuse, it still remains one of the most difficult challenges in doping control analysis. The urinary determination of alternative markers has been recently reported as a promising tool for improving the screening of T oral administration. However, their evaluation for other, commonly used, administration routes is still required. The main goal of this study is the evaluation of the potential of two groups of metabolites (cysteinyl conjugated and glucuronoconjugated) after transdermal and intramuscular administration of T...
November 17, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143853/sex-specific-risk-assessment-of-pfhxs-using-a-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-model
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Sook-Jin Kim, Hwajin Shin, Yong-Bok Lee, Hea-Young Cho
Perfluorohexanesulfonate (PFHxS), which belongs to the group of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), has been extensively used in industry and subsequently detected in the environment. Its use may be problematic, as PFHxS is known to induce neuronal cell death, and has been associated with early onset menopause in women and with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Due to these impending issues, the aim of this study is to develop and evaluate a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model for PFHxS in male and female rats, and apply this to a human health risk assessment...
November 16, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142395/biological-effect-of-cynara-cardunculus-on-kidney-status-of-hypercholesterolemic-rats
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Abdullah Glil Alkushi
Context: Cynara cardunculus or artichoke thistle belongs to the sunflower family and has a variety of cultivable forms. Historically, it was cultivated as a vegetable, but more recently, it is being used in cheese and biofuel preparation. Artichoke leaf extracts are also known for its medicinal purposes, particularly in reducing the elevated cholesterol levels in blood. Hypercholesterolemia (HC) is also associated with other complications such as impaired renal function and diabetes mellitus...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141677/factors-associated-with-oral-glucocorticoid-use-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-drug-use-study-from-a-prospective-national-biologics-registry
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Rachel J Black, Susan Lester, Rachelle Buchbinder, Claire Barrett, Marissa Lassere, Lyn March, Samuel Whittle, Catherine L Hill
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids (GCs) are used in ~ 60% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although disease-modifying, they also have significant adverse effects. Understanding factors associated with GC use may help minimise exposure. The aims of the present study were to describe oral GC use in RA; determine any change in use over time; and determine factors associated with oral GC use, commencement or cessation. METHODS: Adult patients with RA were identified in the Australian Rheumatology Association Database (ARAD), a national Australian registry that collects long-term outcome data from patients with inflammatory arthritis...
November 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141534/characterization-methods-for-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-sln-and-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-nlc
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Velichka Andonova, Petya Peneva
BACKGROUND: Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) and the next generation of nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) seem to be a very promising alternative to other colloidal carriers such as liposomes, microemulsions, and polymeric nanoparticles. These combine the advantages of the cited nanocarriers and can improve the dissolution rate in biological fluids, increase the drug absorption, improve the tissue distribution in the target organ, enhance the drug bioavailability and ensure controlled drug release...
November 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141069/a-novel-multi-targeting-approach-to-treating-hair-loss-using-standardized-nutraceuticals
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Patricia K Farris, Nicole Rogers, Amy McMichael, Sophia Kogan
<p>Hair loss is a complicated problem that causes significant concern for those who are affected. Patients seeking medical treatment have limited options that include topical minoxidil and oral finasteride. While these treatments are backed by long term clinical use and research outcomes, many patients find topical minoxidil difficult to incorporate into their daily routine and some are concerned with the side effects associated with finasteride. In the office setting, patients may be treated with more invasive procedures such as platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) and hair transplantation, treatments that often must be repeated and can lead to a costly investment...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139090/tofacitinib-a-review-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sohita Dhillon
Tofacitinib (Xeljanz(®)) is a potent, selective JAK inhibitor that preferentially inhibits Janus kinase (JAK) 1 and JAK3. In the EU, oral tofacitinib 5 mg twice daily is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adult patients who have responded inadequately to, or who are intolerant of, one or more DMARDs. Several clinical studies of ≤ 24 months' duration showed that tofacitinib monotherapy (as first- or second-line treatment) and combination therapy with a conventional synthetic DMARD (csDMARD; as second- or third-line treatment) was effective in reducing signs and symptoms of disease and improving health-related quality of life (HR-QOL), with benefits sustained during long-term therapy (≤ 96 months)...
November 14, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137278/comprehensive-microrna-sequencing-of-exosomes-derived-from-head-and-neck-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro-reveals-common-secretion-profiles-and-potential-utility-as-salivary-biomarkers
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Scott Langevin, Damaris Kuhnell, Tess Parry, Jacek Biesiada, Shouxiong Huang, Trisha Wise-Draper, Keith Casper, Xiang Zhang, Mario Medvedovic, Susan Kasper
Exosomes are nano-scale, membrane encapsulated vesicles that are released by cells into the extracellular space and function as intercellular signaling vectors through horizontal transfer of biologic molecules, including microRNA (miRNA). There is evidence that cancer-derived exosomes enable the tumor to manipulate its microenvironment, thus contributing to the capacity of the tumor for immune evasion, growth, invasion, and metastatic spread. The objective of this study was to characterize differential secretion of exosomal miRNA by head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and identify a set of candidate biomarkers that could be detected in non-invasive saliva samples...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136827/biobarcode-assay-for-the-oral-anticoagulant-acenocoumarol
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Marta Broto, J Pablo Salvador, Roger Galve, M Pilar Marco
A novel approach for therapeutic drug monitoring of oral anticoagulants (OA) in clinical samples is reported, based on a NP-based biobarcode assay. The proposed strategy uses specific antibodies for acenocumarol (ACL) covalently bound to magnetic particles (pAb236-MP) and a bioconjugate competitor (hACL-BSA) linked to encoded polystyrene probes (hACL-BSA-ePSP) on a classical competitive immunochemical format. By using this scheme ACL can be detected in low nM range (LOD, 0.96 ± 0.26, N = 3, in buffer) even in complex samples such as serum or plasma (LOD 4 ± 1)...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136826/preparation-and-evaluation-of-magnetic-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-for-the-specific-enrichment-of-phloridzin
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Die Gao, Dan-Dan Wang, Qi-Feng Fu, Lu-Jun Wang, Kai-Lian Zhang, Feng-Qing Yang, Zhi-Ning Xia
In present study, magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers (MMIPs) were successfully prepared for specific recognition and selective enrichment of phloridzin from the leaves of Malus doumeri (Bois) A. Chev and rats' plasma. The magnetic Fe3O4 were prepared by the solvothermal reaction method and followed by the modification of TEOS and functionalization with APTES. Using functionalized Fe3O4 particles as the magnetic cores, phloridzin as template, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) as cross-linker and 2,2-azobisisobutyonnitrile (AIBN) as initiator, the MMIPs were prepared through APTES to associate the template on the surface of the magnetic substrate...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135439/biological-cleavage-of-the-c-p-bond-in-perfluoroalkyl-phosphinic-acids-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats-and-the-formation-of-persistent-and-reactive-metabolites
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Shira Joudan, Leo W Y Yeung, Scott A Mabury
BACKGROUND: Perfluoroalkyl phosphinic acids (PFPiAs) have been detected in humans, wildlife, and various environmental matrices. These compounds have been used with perfluoroalkyl phosphonic acids (PFPAs) as surfactants in consumer products and as nonfoaming additives in pesticide formulations. Unlike the structurally related perfluoroalkyl sulfonic and carboxylic acids, little is known about the biological fate of PFPiAs. OBJECTIVES: We determined the biotransformation products of PFPiAs and some pharmacokinetic parameters in a rat model...
November 3, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134501/pharmacokinetic-properties-of-saffron-and-its-active-components
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Azar Hosseini, Bibi Marjan Razavi, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Saffron as a medicinal plant has many therapeutic effects. Phytochemical studies have reported that saffron is composed of at least four active ingredients which include crocin, crocetin, picrocrocin and safranal. The carotenoids of saffron are sensitive to oxygen, light, heat and enzymatic oxidization. However, regulation of these factors is required for saffron quality. Some pharmacologic effects of saffron and its active compounds include cardioprotective, neuroprotective, memory enhancer, antidepressant and anxiolytic...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133976/bisphosphonates-atherosclerosis-and-vascular-calcification-update-and-systematic-review-of-clinical-studies
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Carla Caffarelli, Andrea Montagnani, Ranuccio Nuti, Stefano Gonnelli
Background: Epidemiologic and clinical data have suggested the existence of a biologic linkage between the bone system and the vascular system. Bisphosphonates (BPs) are effective inhibitors of bone resorption and are currently considered the drugs of choice for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and related fractures. Data from several publications have suggested that BPs may also be effective in reducing the atherosclerotic process and vascular calcification, but the results of these studies are contrasting...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133850/astrocyte-elevated-gene-1-promotes-tumour-growth-and-invasion-by-inducing-emt-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yan Wang, Ting Wang, Yunduan Sun, Wenjing Sun, Xiumei Wang
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a common human malignancy with a high incidence rate and poor prognosis. Although astrocyte elevated gene 1 (AEG-1) expression is up-regulated in various human cancers and plays an important role in carcinogenesis and tumour progression, the impact of AEG-1 on the development and progression of OSCC remains unclear. Accordingly, this study aims to clarify the biological significance of AEG-1 in OSCC. We found AEG-1 to be overexpressed in OSCC tissues compared to normal oral mucosa...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
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