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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724250/reuse-water-exposure-duration-seasonality-and-treatment-affect-tissue-responses-in-a-model-fish
#1
B J Blunt, A Singh, L Wu, M Gamal El-Din, M Belosevic, K B Tierney
Partially remediated gray (reuse) water will likely find increasing use in a variety of applications owing to the increasing scarcity of freshwater. We aimed to determine if a model fish, the goldfish, could sense reuse water using olfaction (smell), and if 30min or 7d (acute) and 60d (sub-chronic) exposures would affect their olfactory responses to natural odorants. We examined olfaction as previous studies have found that numerous chemicals can impair the olfactory sense, which is critical to carrying out numerous life-sustaining behaviors from feeding to mating...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723952/evidence-for-prehistoric-origins-of-the-g2019s-mutation-in-the-north-african-berber-population
#2
Rafiqua Ben El Haj, Ayyoub Salmi, Wafa Regragui, Ahmed Moussa, Naima Bouslam, Houyam Tibar, Ali Benomar, Mohamed Yahyaoui, Ahmed Bouhouche
The most common cause of the monogenic form of Parkinson's disease known so far is the G2019S mutation of the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene. Its frequency varies greatly among ethnic groups and geographic regions ranging from less than 0.1% in Asia to 40% in North Africa. This mutation has three distinct haplotypes; haplotype 1 being the oldest and most common. Recent studies have dated haplotype 1 of the G2019S mutation to about 4000 years ago, but it remains controversial whether the mutation has a Near-Eastern or Moroccan-Berber ancestral origin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723829/prognostic-implication-of-early-ventricular-fibrillation-among-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#3
Kristel E Medina-Rodríguez, Manuel Almendro-Delia, Ángel García-Alcántara, José J Arias-Garrido, Juan C Rodríguez-Yáñez, Gemma Alonso-Muñoz, Rafael de la Chica-Ruiz-Ruano, Antonio Reina-Toral, Antonio Varela-López, José A Arboleda-Sánchez, Ana M Poullet-Brea, Benito Zaya-Ganfo, Michel Butrón-Calderón, Maria J Cristo-Ropero, Rafael Hidalgo-Urbano, Juan C García-Rubira
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the prognosis of patients presenting early ventricular fibrillation (VF) in the setting of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Among patients included in the ARIAM (Análisis del Retraso en el Infarto Agudo de Miocardio) registry with the diagnosis of STEMI, those who received primary revascularization and were admitted in the first 12 h were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: From January 2007 to January 2012, 8340 patients were included in the STEMI cohort and 680 (8...
July 18, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723789/measuring-the-impact-of-emergency-medical-services-ems-on-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survival-in-a-developing-country-a-key-metric-for-ems-systems-performance
#4
Mazen El Sayed, Reem Al Assad, Yasmin Abi Aad, Nour Gharios, Marwan M Refaat, Hani Tamim
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) can be used to evaluate the overall performance of the emergency medical services' (EMS) system. This study assessed the impact of EMS on OHCA survival rates in a setting where the prehospital system is underdeveloped.A retrospective chart review was carried out over a 5-year period of all adult OHCA patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) of a tertiary care center in Lebanon.A total of 271 patients with OHCA (179 [66.1%] men, mean age of 69.9 [standard deviation = 15...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723662/acetyl-lupeolic-acid-inhibits-akt-signaling-and-induces-apoptosis-in-chemoresistant-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#5
Claudia Schmidt, Cornelia Loos, Lu Jin, Michael Schmiech, Christoph Q Schmidt, Menna El Gaafary, Tatiana Syrovets, Thomas Simmet
The triterpenoid acetyl-lupeolic acid (ac-LA) isolated from the oleogum resin of Boswellia carterii reduced the viability of a panel of cancer cell lines more efficiently than lupeol. There was no detectable intracellular conversion of ac-LA to lupeol and vice versa. In contrast to docetaxel, ac-LA did not induce selection of treatment-resistant cancer cells. By various parameters including DNA fragmentation, ac-LA was shown to induce apoptosis in androgen-independent PC-3 cells, whereas in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, ac-LA led to cell accumulation in the G2/M phase of the cell cycle, but not to apoptosis...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722438/graphene-oxide-upconversion-nanoparticle-based-optical-sensors-for-targeted-detection-of-mrna-biomarkers-present-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-prostate-cancer
#6
Patrick Vilela, Afaf El-Sagheer, Timothy M Millar, Tom Brown, Otto L Muskens, Antonios G Kanaras
The development of new sensors for the accurate detection of biomarkers in biological fluids is of utmost importance for the early diagnosis of diseases. Next to advanced laboratory techniques, there is a need for relatively simple methods which can significantly broaden the availability of diagnostic capability. Here, we demonstrate the successful application of a sensor platform based on graphene oxide and upconversion nanoparticles (NPs) for the specific detection of mRNA-related oligonucleotide markers in complex biological fluids...
January 27, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722342/green-micellar-hplc-analysis-of-three-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-in-their-mixtures-with-hydrochlorothiazide-and-modeling-of-their-retention-behavior-by-fitting-to-foley-s-model
#7
Manal Eid, Yasser El-Shabrawy, Rania El-Shaheny
We present an environmentally friendly method for the analysis of three angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and hydrochlorothiazide simultaneously using a green micellar eluent for the first time. The chromatographic separation of enalapril maleate, lisinopril dihydrate, benazepril hydrochloride, and hydrochlorothiazide was implemented on an octadecyl silica column with a solution containing sodium dodecyl sulfate (0.12 M), 1-propyl alcohol (10% v/v), triethylamine (0.3% v/v) and H3 PO4 (0.02 M) at pH 3...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722283/comparative-analysis-of-storage-conditions-and-homogenization-methods-for-tick-and-flea-species-for-identification-by-maldi-tof-ms
#8
A Nebbak, B El Hamzaoui, J-M Berenger, I Bitam, D Raoult, L Almeras, P Parola
Ticks and fleas are vectors for numerous human and animal pathogens. Controlling them, which is important in combating such diseases, requires accurate identification, to distinguish between vector and non-vector species. Recently, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) was applied to the rapid identification of arthropods. The growth of this promising tool, however, requires guidelines to be established. To this end, standardization protocols were applied to species of Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Ixodida: Ixodidae) Latreille and Ctenocephalides felis felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) Bouché, including the automation of sample homogenization using two homogenizer devices, and varied sample preservation modes for a period of 1-6 months...
July 19, 2017: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721978/noninvasive-biomarkers-as-surrogate-predictors-of-clinical-and-endoscopic-remission-after-infliximab-induction-in-patients-with-refractory-ulcerative-colitis
#9
Elham A Hassan, Haidi K Ramadan, Ali A Ismael, Khaled F Mohamed, Madiha M El-Attar, Ihab Alhelali
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Treatment of refractory ulcerative colitis (UC) is a clinical challenge, and after biological therapy, monitoring clinical and endoscopic responses is fundamental. We aimed to investigate and compare the predictive power of different noninvasive parameters for clinical remission and mucosal healing after infliximab induction therapy in refractory UC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Serum and fecal biomarkers, including hemoglobin, white blood cells, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein (CRP), and fecal calprotectin (FC), and colonoscopy were assessed in 44 patients with refractory UC before and after (week 12) infliximab induction...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721500/early-prediction-of-tumor-response-to-bevacizumab-treatment-in-murine-colon-cancer-models-using-three-dimensional-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-imaging
#10
Jianhua Zhou, Huiping Zhang, Huaijun Wang, Amelie M Lutz, Ahmed El Kaffas, Lu Tian, Dimitre Hristov, Jürgen K Willmann
Due to spatial tumor heterogeneity and consecutive sampling errors, it is critically important to assess treatment response following antiangiogenic therapy in three dimensions as two-dimensional assessment has been shown to substantially over- and underestimate treatment response. In this study, we evaluated whether three-dimensional (3D) dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) imaging allows assessing early changes in tumor perfusion following antiangiogenic treatment (bevacizumab administered at a dose of 10 mg/kg b...
July 18, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720857/population-variation-in-the-trophic-niche-of-the-trinidadian-guppy-from-different-predation-regimes
#11
Eugenia Zandonà, Christopher M Dalton, Rana W El-Sabaawi, Jason L Howard, Michael C Marshall, Susan S Kilham, David N Reznick, Joseph Travis, Tyler J Kohler, Alexander S Flecker, Steven A Thomas, Catherine M Pringle
Population variation in trophic niche is widespread among organisms and is of increasing interest given its role in both speciation and adaptation to changing environments. Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata) inhabiting stream reaches with different predation regimes have rapidly evolved divergent life history traits. Here, we investigated the effects of both predation and resource availability on guppy trophic niches by evaluating their gut contents, resource standing stocks, and δ(15)N and δ(13)C stable isotopes across five streams during the wet season...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720532/lipoid-proteinosis-a-clinical-and-molecular-study-in-egyptian-patients
#12
Hanan H Afifi, Khalda S Amr, Angie M S Tosson, Tarak A Hassan, Mennat I Mehrez, Ghada Y El-Kamah
Lipoid proteinosis (LP) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by the loss of function of ECM1 gene. Clinical features include varying degrees of skin thickening, hoarseness of voice and less frequently neuropsychiatric abnormalities. Twelve patients from ten unrelated families with a clinical diagnosis of lipoid proteinosis were enrolled in this study. Extraction of DNA samples of the 12 patients and their parents from peripheral blood by standard methods was performed. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of the ECM1 gene was conducted using eight pairs of primers spanning over the 10 exons and splice junctions...
July 15, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719473/delayed-patch-test-reading-after-5-days-an-update-from-the-mayo-clinic-contact-dermatitis-group
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Hafsa M Chaudhry, Lisa A Drage, Rokea A El-Azhary, Matthew R Hall, Jill M Killian, Amy V Prakash, James A Yiannias, Mark D P Davis
BACKGROUND: Patch-test readings after day 5 have previously been used to identify delayed reactions to metals and topical antibiotics. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to identify allergens for which late readings (beyond day 5) would be most valuable and to compare our results with our previous study on delayed patch-test readings. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 298 patients who underwent metal and corticosteroid series patch testing from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2013...
July 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719349/identification-of-g2607a-mutation-in-egfr-gene-with-a-significative-rate-in-moroccan-patients-with-bladder-cancer
#14
W El Hamdani, K Hadami, M Bensaid, H El Ahanidi, A Ameur, A Filali Maltouf, M Abbar, M Attaleb, A Albouzidi, M El Mzibri
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is involved in the regulation of several cellular processes and in the development of many human cancers. Somatic mutations of EGFR at tyrosine kinase domain have been associated with clinical response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in lung cancer patients. In this study, we evaluated the frequency of point mutations in EGFR for future use of TKI in clinical treatment of bladder cancer. A total, 50 Moroccan patient specimens with bladder cancer and 48 healthy controls were analysed for EGFR mutations in the region delimiting exons 18-21 by PCR amplification and direct sequencing...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719016/insecticide-resistance-of-adults-and-nymphs-of-asian-citrus-psyllid-populations-from-apatzing%C3%A3-n-valley-mexico
#15
Saúl Pardo, Ana M Martínez, José I Figueroa, Juan M Chavarrieta, Elisa Viñuela, Ángel Rebollar-Alviter, Mario A Miranda, Javier Valle, Samuel Pineda
BACKGROUND: Control of the Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, the most important pest of citrus worldwide, is based on the use of insecticides, though unsatisfactory results have recently been reported. In this study, insecticide resistance of D. citri to three insecticides (bifenthrin, malathion, and chlorpyrifos) was examined. RESULTS: Three populations (designed Dci-CParácuaro, Dci-El Junco, and Dci-Antúnez) of both adults and fourth-instar D. citri individuals were collected in 2014 at two and one different times, respectively, from three locations (Crucero de Parácuaro, El Junco, and Antúnez)...
July 18, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718672/synthesis-anticancer-and-apoptosis-inducing-activities-of-quinazoline-isatin-conjugates-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-assay-and-molecular-docking-studies
#16
Adel S El-Azab, Abdullah Al-Dhfyan, Alaa A-M Abdel-Aziz, Laila A Abou-Zeid, Hamad M Alkahtani, Abdulrahman M Al-Obaid, Manal A Al-Gendy
A new series of quinazolinone compounds 16-34 incorporating isatin moieties was synthesized. The antitumor efficacy of the compounds against MDA-MB-231, a breast cancer cell line, and LOVO, a colon cancer cell line, was assessed. Compounds 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34 displayed potent antitumor activity against MDA-MB-231 and LOVO cells (IC50: 10.38-38.67 μM and 9.91-15.77 μM, respectively); the comparative IC50 values for 5-fluorouracil and erlotinib in these cells lines were 70...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717962/comparative-proteome-analysis-for-identification-of-differentially-abundant-proteins-in-sids
#17
Noha El-Kashef, Iva Gomes, Katja Mercer-Chalmers-Bender, Peter M Schneider, Markus A Rothschild, Martin Juebner
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remains one of the most common causes of post-neonatal infant mortality in developed countries. Its pathogenesis is still poorly understood. The goal of the present study was to characterize changes in the proteome of SIDS compared to age-matched controls in heart and medulla tissues as well as in blood samples using two complementary quantitative proteomic techniques: 2D-DIGE and iTRAQ aiming to provide new insights into the mechanism of SIDS and to find diagnostic protein patterns...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717852/elevated-s100a8-protein-expression-in-breast-cancer-cells-and-breast-tumor-stroma-is-prognostic-of-poor-disease-outcome
#18
P Miller, K M Kidwell, D Thomas, M Sabel, J M Rae, D F Hayes, B I Hudson, D El-Ashry, M E Lippman
PURPOSE: Elevated S100A8 expression has been observed in cancers of the bladder, esophagus, colon, ovary, and breast. S100A8 is expressed by breast cancer cells as well as by infiltrating immune and myeloid cells. Here we investigate the association of elevated S100A8 protein expression in breast cancer cells and in breast tumor stroma with survival outcomes in a cohort of breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Tissue microarrays (TMA) were constructed from breast cancer specimens from 417 patients with stage I-III breast cancer treated at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center between 2004 and 2006...
July 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717401/novel-therapeutic-strategies-in-the-treatment-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Karima Oualla, Heba M El-Zawahry, Banu Arun, James M Reuben, Wendy A Woodward, Heba Gamal El-Din, Bora Lim, Nawfel Mellas, Naoto T Ueno, Tamer M Fouad
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a heterogeneous subtype of breast cancer that is defined by negative estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status. Treating patients with TNBC remains clinically challenging, as patients are not candidates for endocrine or HER2-directed therapy. As a result, chemotherapy with traditional agents such as anthracyclines and taxanes remains the only available option with moderate success. Recent discoveries have revealed that TNBC is a heterogeneous disease at the clinical, histological and molecular levels...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717325/tetracycline-resistance-phenotypes-and-genotypes-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococcal-isolates-from-bubaline-mastitis-in-egypt
#20
K A Abd El-Razik, A A Arafa, R H Hedia, E S Ibrahim
AIM: This study was devoted to elucidate the tetracycline resistance of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) derived from normal and subclinical mastitic (SCM) buffaloes' milk in Egypt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 81 milk samples from 46 normal buffalo milk samples and 35 SCM buffalo milk samples at private dairy farms of Egypt were used in this study. CNS were identified using phenotypic and molecular methods (polymerase chain reaction [PCR]). CNS isolates were tested for tetracycline resistance using routine methods and multiplex PCR targeting tetracycline (tet) resistance genes followed by sequencing of positive PCR products and phylogenetic analysis...
June 2017: Veterinary World
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