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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775613/suppression-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-attenuates-stress-induced-depression-like-behavior-in-nlgn3-deficient-mice
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Ze-Qun Li, Zhi-Yuan Yan, Bo-Jun Lan, Yi-Qun Dong, Ye Xiong
Depression, regulated by central nervous system (CNS), is a significant inflammatory disorder. Neuroligin3 (NLGN3) has been implicated in brain functions. In the study, a chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) model in wild type (WT) or NLGN3-knockout (KO) mice was established to explore the role of NLGN3 in regulating depression and to reveal the underlying molecular mechanism. The results indicated that NLGN3-knockout markedly reversed the loss of body weight, the reduction of sucrose consumption, the decrease of immobile time in the forced swimming tests (FST) and tail suspension tests (TST) induced by CUMS paradigm...
May 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775231/dna-methylation-and-foxo3a-regulate-phlpp1-expression-in-chondrocytes
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Clara M Castillejo Becerra, Anna M Mattson, David H H Molstad, Ian M Lorang, Jennifer J Westendorf, Elizabeth W Bradley
The protein phosphatase Phlpp1 is an essential enzyme for proper chondrocyte function. Altered Phlpp1 levels are associated with cancer and degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis. While much is known about the post-transcriptional mechanisms controlling Phlpp1 levels, transcriptional regulation of the Phlpp1 gene locus is underexplored. We previously showed that CpG methylation of the PHLPP1 promoter is lower in osteoarthritic cartilage than in normal cartilage, and indirectly correlates with gene expression...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775228/uroprotective-mechanism-of-quercetin-against-cyclophosphamide-induced-urotoxicity-effect-on-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-markers
#3
Iman O Sherif
The urotoxicity is a common complication associated with patients receiving cyclophosphamide (CYP). This study was designed to investigate the uroprotective mechanism of quercetin (Quer) flavonoid against CYP induced urotoxicity via determination of oxidative stress markers as well as inflammatory mediators in bladder tissue. Forty male Wistar rats were divided into four groups; Normal group: received saline for 10 days. Quer control group: received quercetin 50 mg/kg/day for 10 days. CYP group: received saline for 10 days and injected with a single dose of 150 mg/kg CYP intraperitoneal (i...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774949/the-critical-shoulder-angle-acromial-coverage-is-more-relevant-than-glenoid-inclination
#4
Silvan Beeler, Anita Hasler, Tobias Götschi, Dominik C Meyer, Christian Gerber
It is still unknown whether glenoid inclination or lateral acromial roof extension is a more important determinant for development of rotator cuff tears (RCT) or osteoarthritis (OA) of the shoulder. It was the purpose of this study, to evaluate whether there is a potential predominance of one of these factors in pathogenesis of RCT or concentric OA. We analyzed 70 shoulders with advanced degenerative RCT and 54 shoulders with concentric OA undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty (anatomical or reverse) using antero-posterior radiography and multiplanar computed tomography...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774748/assessment-of-trazodone-induced-cardiotoxicity-after-repeated-doses-in-rats
#5
O Atli, V Kilic, M Baysal, G Kilic, G Gormus, S Ucarcan, B Korkut, S Ilgin
Trazodone (TRZ) is an antidepressant drug commonly used in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Although some studies demonstrated the adverse effects of TRZ related to cardiovascular system, the conflicting results were observed in these studies. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the cardiac adverse effects of TRZ in rats at repeated doses in our study. In accordance with this purpose, TRZ was administered orally to rats at 5, 10, and 20 mg/kg doses for 28 days. Electrocardiogram records, serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase, creatine kinase-myoglobin band, cardiac troponin-T (cTn-T) levels, DNA damage in cardiomyocytes, and histologic view of heart tissues were evaluated...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774542/accelerated-pre-senile-systemic-amyloidosis-in-pacap-knockout-mice-a-protective-role-of-pacap-in-age-related-degenerative-processes
#6
Dora Reglodi, Adel Jungling, Rémi Longuespée, Joerg Kriegsmann, Rita Casadonte, Mark Kriegsmann, Tamas Juhasz, Sebastian Bardosi, Andrea Tamas, Balazs Daniel Fulop, Krisztina Kovacs, Zsuzsanna Nagy, Jason Sparks, Attila Miseta, Gabriel Mazzucchelli, Hitoshi Hashimoto, Attila Bardosi
Dysregulation of neuropeptides may play an important role in aging-induced impairments. Among them, pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a potent cytoprotective peptide that provides an endogenous control against a variety of tissue-damaging stimuli. We hypothesized that the progressive decline of PACAP throughout life, and the well-known general cytoprotective effects of PACAP lead to age-related pathophysiological changes in PACAP deficiency, supported by the increased vulnerability to various stressors of animals partially or totally lacking PACAP...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774506/therapeutic-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-exosomes-in-the-treatment-of-eye-diseases
#7
C Randall Harrell, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Crissy Fellabaum, Aleksandar Arsenijevic, Valentin Djonov, Nebojsa Arsenijevic, Vladislav Volarevic
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were, due to their immunomodulatory and pro-angiogenic characteristics, extensively explored as new therapeutic agents in cell-based therapy of uveitis, glaucoma, retinal and ocular surface diseases.Since it was recently revealed that exosomes play an important role in biological functions of MSCs, herewith we summarized current knowledge about the morphology, structure, phenotype and functional characteristics of MSC-derived exosomes emphasizing their therapeutic potential in the treatment of eye diseases...
May 18, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773057/nucleophagy-plays-a-major-role-in-human-diseases
#8
Nian Fu, XueFeng Yang, Linxi Chen
Nucleophagy is a selective autophagy, which selectively remove damaged or non-essential nuclear material from a cell by the autophagy pathway. Additionally, nucleophagy is crucial for promoting cell longevity and ensure body proper function. Increasing evidences have shown that nucleophagy may play a major role in such human diseases as degenerative disorders, tumorigenesis, malnutrition and metabolic disorders, parakeratosis and psoriasis. Studies indicated that nucleophagy can improve degenerative disorders by delaying premature cell senescence, prevent malnutrition and metabolic disorder via maintaining nuclear structure and releasing nutrients for energy production, and alleviate parakeratosis and psoriasis...
May 17, 2018: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772990/the-effects-of-meniscal-geometry-on-susceptibility-for-meniscal-and-acl-injury-in-non-arthritic-knees-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Alexander Tejani, Qais Naziri, Preston W Grieco, Robert Pivec, Damon Greene, Bhaveen V Kapadia, Dipal Chatterjee, William P Urban
Prior studies have not found significant differences in meniscal parameters between patients with meniscal and ligamentous injury and those without. The purpose of this study was to determine whether such relationships exist. Clinical records and magnetic resonance images of three subject groups were reviewed. Group 1 solely had meniscal tears (medial/lateral), Group 2 had meniscal tears with concurrent ACL tears, and Group 3 had healthy knees. The mean age of subjects included was 35.9 years (range 8.2-72...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772868/-significance-of-cell-autophagy-in-resorption-of-lumbar-disc-herniation
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REVIEW
Zhi-Jun Diao, Hong Jiang, Jin-Tao Liu
As a self-protective mechanism of cells, autophagy of cells can maintain cell stability by degrading self-aging substances, and it can be highly induced. The ability of autophagy to degraded cells will decrease with age. The resorption phenomenon after lumbar disc herniation is one of the effective mechanisms in conservative treatment of lumbar disc herniation. The degenerative lesion of intervertebral disc is one of the main reasons of lumbar disc herniation. Cell autophagy is extensive participation in the degeneration of lumbar intervertebral disc, delaying the occurrence of degenerative disease...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772861/-analysis-of-clinical-effects-in-the-treatment-of-single-segment-lumbar-degenerative-disease-by-lamina-osteotomy-and-former-vertebral-plates-regraft
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Da-Peng Duan, Zhi-Long Chen, Hong-Hai Xu, Zong-Zhi Liu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical effect between the lamina osteotomy and former vertebral plates regraft method and total laminectomy and interbody fusion method in treating single-segment lumbar degenerative disease. METHODS: The clinical data of 167 patients with single-segment lumbar degenerative disease underwent surgical treatment from January 2010 to December 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 92 males and 75 females, aged from 45 to 75 years old with an average of (59...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772250/development-and-validation-of-a-novel-semi-homogenous-clinical-assay-for-quantitation-of-ranibizumab-in-human-serum
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John Lowe, Eric Wakshull, Theresa Shek, Anan Chuntharapai, Rebecca Elliott, Jeriza Rusit, Mauricio Maia
Ranibizumab (Lucentis®), a humanized antigen-binding fragment (Fab) monoclonal antibody that blocks VEGF-A activity is currently approved for the treatment of several retinal degenerative diseases. The assessment of drug pharmacokinetics (PK) is essential for evaluating exposure as it relates to drug safety and efficacy. For drugs administered intravitreally, systemic drug levels during the course of clinical studies are typically 100 to 1000-fold lower than those of similar therapeutics dosed intravenously, posing a significant bioanalytical challenge for PK measurements...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772032/prevalence-of-abnormal-morphology-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-in-asymptomatic-subjects-a-retrospective-cohort-study-utilizing-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Thiago Azário de Holanda, Rita Cássia de Almeida, Alexandre Emídio Silva, Melissa Feres Damian, Noéli Boscato
PURPOSE: This retrospective cohort study in an asymptomatic nonpatient population evaluated the prevalence of specific morphologic changes usually associated with the presence of degenerative joint diseases (DJD) using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and examined the associations between DJD and age, sex, and number of teeth present. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CBCT images (268 TMJs) of 134 asymptomatic patients were studied. Patient data were obtained from clinical records, and calibrated examiners interpreted the CBCT images...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771743/is-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-for-%C3%A2-4-levels-safe-and-effective-for-the-treatment-of-degenerative-cervical-disease
#14
Michael J Elsenbeck, Alfred J Pisano, Donald J Fredericks, Scott C Wagner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770888/mitral-valve-interventions-in-structural-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Matteo Saccocci, Maurizio Taramasso, Francesco Maisano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Analyze the current state of the art and the future perspectives of mitral interventions in clinical setting. RECENT FINDINGS: A systematic and critical review of the new mitral percutaneous therapies and imaging technologies is the basis to adopt the right treatment for each patient according to specific valve dysfunction and clinical presentation, waiting for definitive guidelines. While surgical mitral repair will remain the gold standard for low-risk healthy patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR), transcatheter mitral valve repair is becoming first line therapy in high risk patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR)...
May 17, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770756/the-influence-of-juicing-on-the-appearance-of-blueberry-metabolites-2-h-after-consumption-a-metabolite-profiling-approach
#16
Swen Langer, Aileen Kennel, John K Lodge
The consumption of berries has been linked to decreased risk of degenerative disease. Berries are regularly processed into juices. It is largely unknown how the juicing process affects the bioavailability of metabolites. As metabolomics has shown to be a valuable nutritional tool to study global metabolite differences, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of juicing on the relative appearance of blueberry metabolites in humans using metabolomics. Nine healthy subjects consumed 250 g of fresh blueberries either as the whole fruit or after juicing, and provided blood and urine samples before and 2 h after intake in a cross-over design...
June 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770581/effect-of-static-compression-loads-on-intervertebral-disc-an-in-vivo-bent-rat-tail-model
#17
Wei Xia, Lin-Lin Zhang, Jun Mo, Wen Zhang, Hai-Tao Li, Zong-Ping Luo, Hui-Lin Yang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how well different magnitudes of compression-induced degenerative changes using a bent rat tail model simulated human lumbar lordosis. It has been shown that compression plays an important role in intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 25) were instrumented with a special compressive apparatus that was used to bend the intervertebral disc between the 8th and the 10th caudal vertebral bodies using two Kirschner wires inserted percutaneously into the middle of two tail vertebrae...
May 16, 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770280/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-perioperative-outcomes-in-minimally-invasive-oblique-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-versus-open-fusions-a-multivariant-analysis
#18
Hamid Abbasi, Alex Grant
Background Obesity is an increasing public health concern associated with increased perioperative complications and expense in lumbar spine fusions. While open and mini-open fusions such as transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and minimally invasive TLIF (MIS-TLIF) are more challenging in obese patients, new MIS procedures like oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion (OLLIF) may improve perioperative outcomes in obese patients relative to TLIF and MIS-TLIF. Purpose The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of obesity on perioperative outcomes in OLLIF, MIS-TLIF, and TLIF...
March 8, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770277/a-strategy-to-find-novel-candidate-anti-alzheimer-s-disease-drugs-by-constructing-interaction-networks-between-drug-targets-and-natural-compounds-in-medical-plants
#19
Bi-Wen Chen, Wen-Xing Li, Guang-Hui Wang, Gong-Hua Li, Jia-Qian Liu, Jun-Juan Zheng, Qian Wang, Hui-Juan Li, Shao-Xing Dai, Jing-Fei Huang
Background: Alzheimer' disease (AD) is an ultimately fatal degenerative brain disorder that has an increasingly large burden on health and social care systems. There are only five drugs for AD on the market, and no new effective medicines have been discovered for many years. Chinese medicinal plants have been used to treat diseases for thousands of years, and screening herbal remedies is a way to develop new drugs. Methods: We used molecular docking to screen 30,438 compounds from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) against a comprehensive list of AD target proteins...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770178/dynamic-stabilization-for-degenerative-diseases-in-the-lumbar-spine-2-years-results
#20
Ahmed Hosny Khalifa, Timo Stübig, Oliver Meier, Christian Walter Müller
Following lumbar fusion, adjacent segment degeneration has been frequently reported. Dynamic systems are believed to reduce main fusion drawbacks. We conducted a retrospective study on patients with degenerative lumbar disease treated with posterior dynamic stabilization with monoaxial hinged pedicular screws and lumbar decompression. VAS and ODI were used to compare clinical outcomes. As radiological outcomes, LL and SVA were used. 51 patients were included with an average follow-up of 24 months. 13 patients were revised because of postoperative radiculopathy (n=4), subcutaneous hematoma (n=2), L5 screw malposition (n=1) and adjacent segment disease (n=6)...
March 29, 2018: Orthopedic Reviews
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