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Luca Palazzese, Marta Czernik, Domenico Iuso, Paola Toschi, Pasqualino Loi
Recently we have demonstrated the possibility to replace histones with protamine, through the heterologous expression of human protamine 1 (hPrm1) gene in sheep fibroblasts. Here we have optimized protaminization of somatic nucleus by adjusting the best concentration and exposure time to trichostatin A (TSA) in serum-starved fibroblasts (nuclear quiescence), before expressing Prm1 gene. To stop cell proliferation, we starved cells in 0.5% FBS in MEM ("starved"-ST group), whereas in the Control group (CTR) the cells were cultured in 10% FBS in MEM...
2018: PloS One
Ol'ha O Brovarets', Kostiantyn S Tsiupa, Dmytro M Hovorun
For the first time novel high-energy conformers-A·T(wWC ) (5.36), A·T(wrWC ) (5.97), A·T(wH ) (5.78), and A·T(wrH ) (ΔG = 5.82 kcal·mol-1 ) (See Graphical Abstract ) were revealed for each of the four biologically important A·T DNA base pairs - Watson-Crick A·T(WC), reverse Watson-Crick A·T(rWC), Hoogsteen A·T(H) and reverse Hoogsteen A·T(rH) at the MP2/aug-cc-pVDZ//B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) level of quantum-mechanical theory in the continuum with ε = 4 under normal conditions. Each of these conformers possesses substantially non-planar wobble (w) structure and is stabilized by the participation of the two anti-parallel N6H/N6H'…O4/O2 and N3H…N6 H-bonds, involving the pyramidalized amino group of the A DNA base as an acceptor and a donor of the H-bonding...
2018: Frontiers in Chemistry
Andrew T Koogler, Michael Kushelev
A 76-year-old male presented for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) in the beach chair position. A preoperative interscalene nerve catheter was placed under direct ultrasound-guidance utilizing a posterior in-plane approach. On POD 2, the catheter was removed. Three weeks postoperatively, the patient reported worsening dyspnea with a subsequent chest X-ray demonstrating an elevated right hemidiaphragm. Pulmonary function testing revealed worsening deficit from presurgical values consistent with phrenic nerve palsy...
2018: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Di Ding, Lin-Lin Chen, Ying-Zhen Zhai, Chen-Jian Hou, Li-Li Tao, Shu-Han Lu, Jian Wu, Xiu-Ping Liu
Reversal of activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) to a quiescent state and apoptosis of activated HSCs are key elements in the reversion of hepatic fibrosis. CCAAT/enhancer binding protein α (C/EBP-α) has been shown to inhibit HSC activation and promote its apoptosis. This study aims to investigate how C/EBP-α acetylation affects the fate of activated HSCs. Effects of a histone deacetylation inhibitor trichostatin A (TSA) on HSC activation were evaluated in a mouse model of liver fibrosis caused by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 ) intoxication...
March 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
Xin Wang, Yubei Huang, Lian Li, Hongji Dai, Fengju Song, Kexin Chen
BACKGROUND: The Gail model has been widely used and validated with conflicting results. The current study aims to evaluate the performance of different versions of the Gail model by means of systematic review and meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis (TSA). METHODS: Three systematic review and meta-analyses were conducted. Pooled expected-to-observed (E/O) ratio and pooled area under the curve (AUC) were calculated using the DerSimonian and Laird random-effects model...
March 13, 2018: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
Fatemeh Tabatabaie, Nasim Samarghandi, Somayeh Zarrati, Fatemeh Maleki, Mehdi Shafiee Ardestani, Taher Elmi, Sayed Hussain Mosawi
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease induced by a protozoan from the genus Leishmania . No effective vaccine has yet been developed against the disease. AIM: In this work, two nano-vaccines, TSA recombinant plasmid and dendrimer and poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) nanoparticles (as adjuvants), were designed and tested for their immunogenicity in BALB/c mice. METHODS: After the plasmid construction and preparation of adjuvants, three intramuscular injections of the nano-vaccines (100 µg) and the recombinant TSA protein (20 µg) were subcutaneously performed...
February 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Clay G Nelson, Tyler J Brolin, Marcus C Ford, Richard A Smith, Frederick M Azar, Thomas W Throckmorton
BACKGROUND: To determine the effectiveness of hybrid glenoid components in reducing the frequency of glenoid component loosening, we evaluated clinical and radiographic outcomes at a minimum 5-year follow-up in 45 shoulders that underwent total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) using a system with a central porous titanium post to augment the cemented peripheral pegs. METHODS: Function and pain were evaluated with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Standardized Shoulder Assessment score, visual analog scale, active shoulder range of motion, and strength...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Wei Guo, Shengnan Liu, Zhiming Dong, Yanli Guo, Chunyan Ding, Supeng Shen, Jia Liang, Baoen Shan
Downregulation and aberrant hypermethylation of long non-coding RNA CTC-276P9.1 have been detected in limited tumors. However, the distribution of methylated CpG sites and biological role of CTC-276P9.1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) progression and prognosis have not been fully clarified. The present study was to investigate the expression status and the distribution of methylated CpG sites within the three CpG islands of CTC-276P9.1, further to clarify its functional role and prognostic value in ESCC development and prognosis...
March 10, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
Christina Li-Ping Thio, Po-Yu Chi, Alan Chuan-Ying Lai, Ya-Jen Chang
BACKGROUND: Allergic asthma is characterized airway hyperreactivity (AHR) and inflammation driven by aberrant TH 2 response. Type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) are a critical source of TH 2 cytokines IL-5 and IL-13 which promote acute asthma exacerbation. Short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) have been shown to attenuate T cell-mediated allergic airway inflammation. Their role in the regulation of ILC2-driven AHR and lung inflammation, however, remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the immunomodulatory role of SCFAs in the regulation of ILC2-induced AHR and airway inflammation and delineated the mechanism involved...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
John Peyton Bohnsack, Benjamin A Hughes, Todd K O'Buckley, Kamyra Edokpolor, Joyce Besheer, A Leslie Morrow
Alcohol use disorders are chronic debilitating diseases characterized by severe withdrawal symptoms that contribute to morbidity and relapse. GABAA receptor (GABAA R) adaptations have long been implicated in the chronic effects of alcohol and contribute to many withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol dependence. In rodents, GABAA R hypofunction results from decreases in Gabra1 expression, although the underlying mechanism controlling Gabra1 expression after chronic ethanol exposure is still unknown. We found that chronic ethanol exposure using either ethanol gavage or two-bottle choice voluntary access paradigms decreased Gabra1 expression and increased Hdac2 and Hdac3 expression...
February 27, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Naqash J Sethi, Emil E Nielsen, Sanam Safi, Joshua Feinberg, Christian Gluud, Janus C Jakobsen
BACKGROUND: During recent years, systematic reviews of observational studies have compared digoxin to no digoxin in patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, and the results of these reviews suggested that digoxin seems to increase the risk of all-cause mortality regardless of concomitant heart failure. Our objective was to assess the benefits and harms of digoxin for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter based on randomized clinical trials. METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS, SCI-Expanded, BIOSIS for eligible trials comparing digoxin versus placebo, no intervention, or other medical interventions in patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter in October 2016...
2018: PloS One
Bong-Geum Jang, Boyoung Choi, Suyeon Kim, Jae-Yong Lee, Min-Ju Kim
Neuroblastoma cell differentiation is a valuable model for studying therapeutic methods in neuroblastoma and the mechanisms of neuronal differentiation. Here, we used trichostatin A (TSA) and sirtinol, which are inhibitors of cHDACs and sirtuins, respectively, to show that classical histone deacetylases (cHDACs) and sirtuins (silent mating type information regulation 2 homolog; SIRTs) affect all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA)-induced differentiation of neuroblastoma cells. After first determining neurite elongation and expression levels of tyrosine hydroxylase and high size neurofilament as useful differentiation markers, we observed that TSA increased neuroblastoma cell differentiation, while sirtinol had the antagonistic effect of decreasing it...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
Ke Peng, Wei-Rong Chen, Xiao-Wen Meng, Juan Zhang, Fu-Hai Ji
The aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the analgesic effects of intra-articular dexmedetomidine (DEX) in arthroscopic knee surgery. A comprehensive literature search was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing intra-articular DEX versus control for postoperative analgesia in knee arthroscopy. Trial sequential analysis (TSA) was applied to determine the reliability of the evidence. Twelve RCTs including 594 patients met the eligibility criteria. DEX treatment significantly improved postoperative pain outcomes, with weighted mean differences (95% confidence interval) between the DEX and control groups of -1...
March 6, 2018: Scientific Reports
Katrine Bredahl Buggeskov

During conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) there is no active perfusion of the pulmonary circulation and the mechanical ventilation is ceased leaving the lungs exposed to warm ischemia.
Pulmonary dysfunction is seen in varying degrees after major surgery, but more severe in cardiac surgery patients probably due to the effects of CPB. The evidence for effect and safety are limited, but active pulmonary artery perfusion during CPB could be beneficial for the patients' postoperative oxygenation...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Kenneth W Donohue, Eric T Ricchetti, Jason C Ho, Joseph P Iannotti
BACKGROUND: Glenoid morphology and rotator cuff muscle quality are important anatomic factors that can impact longevity of the glenoid component following total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). We hypothesized that rotator cuff muscle fatty infiltration is associated with increased pathologic glenoid bone loss in glenohumeral osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 190 preoperative computed tomography (CT) scans of 175 patients (mean age, 66 years; range, 44 to 90 years) who underwent TSA for the treatment of primary glenohumeral OA...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Natsumi Takei, Takuma Nakamura, Shohei Kawamura, Yuki Takada, Yui Satoh, Atsushi P Kimura, Tomoya Kotani
Background: Subcellular localization of coding and non-coding RNAs has emerged as major regulatory mechanisms of gene expression in various cell types and many organisms. However, techniques that enable detection of the subcellular distribution of these RNAs with high sensitivity and high resolution remain limited, particularly in vertebrate adult tissues and organs. In this study, we examined the expression and localization of mRNAs encoding Pou5f1/Oct4, Mos, Cyclin B1 and Deleted in Azoospermia-like (Dazl) in zebrafish and mouse ovaries by combining tyramide signal amplification (TSA)-based in situ hybridization with paraffin sections which can preserve cell morphology of tissues and organs at subcellular levels...
2018: Biological Procedures Online
Kuo-How Huang, Chih-Chin Yu, Ya-Hui Hu, Chin-Chen Chang, Chieh-Kai Chan, Shih-Cheng Liao, Yao-Chou Tsai, Shih-Chieh Jeff Chueh, Vin-Cent Wu, Yen-Hung Lin
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Even with the increasing recognition of primary aldosteronism (PA) as a cause of refractory hypertension and an issue of public health, the consensus of its optimal surgical or medical treatment in Taiwan has not been reached. Our objective was to develop a clinical practice guideline that is feasible for real-world management of PA patients in Taiwan. METHODS: The Taiwan Society of Aldosteronism (TSA) Task Force recognized the above-mentioned issues and reached this Taiwan PA consensus at its inaugural meeting, in order to provide updated information of internationally acceptable standards, and also to incorporate our local disease characteristics and constraints into PA management...
March 2, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
Andrew Williams, Morgan McWilliam, James Ahlin, Jacob Davidson, Mackenzie A Quantz, Andreana Bütter
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) is a common neonatal condition treated with open or laparoscopic pyloromyotomy. 3D-printed organs offer realistic simulations to practice surgical techniques. The purpose of this study was to validate a 3D HPS stomach model and assess model reliability and surgical realism. METHODS: Medical students, general surgery residents, and adult and pediatric general surgeons were recruited from a single center. Participants were videotaped three times performing a laparoscopic pyloromyotomy using box trainers and 3D-printed stomachs...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Chao Liu, Zhi Mao, Hongjun Kang, Xin Hu, Shengmao Jiang, Pan Hu, Jie Hu, Feihu Zhou
Background: A long-axis in-plane (LA-IP) approach and a short-axis out-of-plane (SA-OOP) approach are the two main approaches used in ultrasound (US)-guided vascular catheterization. However, the efficacy and safety of these approaches remain controversial. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to compare the two techniques in vascular catheterization. Materials and methods: Relevant studies were searched in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases from database inception until August 2017...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Nathan D Orvets, Aaron M Chamberlain, Brendan M Patterson, Peter N Chalmers, Michelle Gosselin, Dane Salazar, Alexander W Aleem, Jay D Keener
BACKGROUND: This study describes the short-term functional and radiographic outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) in shoulders with a B2 glenoid deformity addressed with corrective reaming. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective series of consecutive patients who underwent TSA with a Walch B2 glenoid quantified by computed tomography scan. All glenoid deformities were addressed using partially corrective glenoid reaming. Radiographic and functional outcome measures, including scores on the visual analog scale for pain, American Shoulder and Elbow Standardized Shoulder Assessment, and Simple Shoulder Test were collected...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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