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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651413/-progress-in-research-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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X Y Huang, Q F Shi, T Huang
Occult hepatitis B virus infection is a worldwide public health problem, which seriously affects the clinical diagnosis of hepatitis B and threatens the safety of blood transfusion. The concept of occult hepatitis B virus infection, the pathogenesis of occult hepatitis B virus infection, the prevalence of occult hepatitis B virus infection in different groups, including healthy population and different patients, and the possibility of transmission were summarized. The prevalence of occult hepatitis B virus infection was found in healthy population and different patients, and there is possibility of occult hepatitis B virus infection to be transmitted through blood transfusion...
May 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651250/a-role-for-neuronal-alpha-synuclein-in-gastrointestinal-immunity
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Ethan Stolzenberg, Deborah Berry, De Yang, Ernest Y Lee, Alexander Kroemer, Stuart Kaufman, Gerard C L Wong, Joost J Oppenheim, Supti Sen, Thomas Fishbein, Ad Bax, Brent Harris, Denise Barbut, Michael A Zasloff
BACKGROUND: Alpha-synuclein (αS) is a nerve cell protein associated with Parkinson disease (PD). Accumulation of αS within the enteric nervous system (ENS) and its traffic from the gut to the brain are implicated in the pathogenesis and progression of PD. αS has no known function in humans and the reason for its accumulation within the ENS is unknown. Several recent studies conducted in rodents have linked αS to immune cell activation in the central nervous system. We hypothesized that αS in the ENS might play a role in the innate immune defenses of the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651248/evaluation-of-plasma-thrombomodulin-in-patients-with-coronary-slow-flow
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Yong Wang, Peng-Yu Jia, Bao-Jun Chen, Yan Chen, Hang Yu, Yao Yu, Hui-Min Yang, Da-Lin Jia, Chun-Yan Ma
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that coronary slow flow (CSF) is associated with acute myocardial infarction, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and even sudden cardiac death. Although studies concerning the etiopathogenesis of CSF are scarce, diffuse atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction are thought to play important roles. It has been suggested that a high plasma thrombomodulin (TM) level seems to play an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction...
June 27, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651243/structure-of-the-lps-o-chain-from-fusobacterium-nucleatum-strain-12230
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Evgeny Vinogradov, Frank St Michael, Andrew D Cox
Fusobacterium nucleatum is an anaerobic bacterium found in the human mouth where it causes periodontitis. It was also found in colorectal cancer tissues and is linked with pregnancy complications, including pre-term and still births. Cell surface structures of the bacterium could be implicated in pathogenesis. Here we report the following structure of the lipopolysaccharide O-chain of F. nucleatum strain 12230: -6-α-d-Glc-4-β-d-GlcNHBu3NHBuA-3-β-d-QuiNAc4NABu- where ABu and HBu indicate (R)-3-aminobutanoyl and (R)-3-hydroxybutanoyl, respectively; all monosaccharides are in the pyranose form...
June 16, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651230/comparative-proteomic-and-metabolomic-studies-between-prunus-persica-genotypes-resistant-and-susceptible-to-taphrina-deformans-suggest-a-molecular-basis-of-resistance
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Camila Goldy, Laura A Svetaz, Claudia A Bustamante, Marco Allegrini, Gabriel H Valentini, María F Drincovich, Alisdair R Fernie, María V Lara
The worldwide-distributed leaf peach curl disease is caused by the biotroph Taphrina deformans. To characterize the plant-fungus interaction, resistant and susceptible Prunus persica genotypes grown in the orchard were studied. Asymptomatic leaves were tested for fungal presence. In all resistant leaves analyzed the fungus was not detected. Conversely, leaves from the susceptible genotype were categorized according to the presence or absence of the pathogen. Comparative metabolomic analysis disclosed the metabolite composition associated with resistant and susceptible interactions, and of compounds involved in fungal growth inhibition such as chlorogenic acid, whose in vitro antifungal activity was verified in this work...
June 17, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651128/local-up-regulation-of-interferon-%C3%AE-ifn-%C3%AE-following-disc-herniation-is-involved-in-the-inflammatory-response-underlying-acute-lumbar-radicular-pain
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Gunn-Helen Moen, Aurora Moen, Elina I Schistad, Johannes Gjerstad
Lumbar radicular pain after disc herniation may be associated with release of pro-inflammatory cytokines from nucleus pulposus (NP) tissue. In the present study we examined the role of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) and cluster of differentiation 68 (CD68) in the acute phase of this process. First, in an animal model mimicking the clinical situation after disc herniation, the role of IFN-γ close to the dorsal nerve roots was studied. Next, in patients with lumbar radicular pain due to disc herniation, we examined how two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs; rs2069705 and rs2069718) are important for the IFN-γ expression influenced the pain behavior...
June 23, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651127/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-haplotypes-in-pre-eclampsia-a-case-control-study
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Marwa Ben Ali Gannoun, Safa A Al-Madhi, Hedia Zitouni, Nozha Raguema, Sawsen Meddeb, Feten Hachena Ben Ali, Touhami Mahjoub, Wassim Y Almawi
An association between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGFA) gene variants and altered VEGF secretion and preeclampsia (PE) were described, often with inconclusive findings. An ethnic contribution to the association of VEGFA polymorphisms with PE and its associated features was also suggested. To investigate whether common VEGFA single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) are linked with PE and associated features in Tunisian women. A case-control study involving 300 women with PE, and 300 age-matched control women...
June 23, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651038/elevated-adipsin-levels-are-associated-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Benjamin D Korman, Roberta Goncalves Marangoni, Monique Hinchcliff, Sanjiv J Shah, Mary Carns, Aileen Hoffmann, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, John Varga
INTRODUCTION: Adipose tissues secrete adipokines, peptides with potent effects modulating fibrosis, inflammation, and vascular homeostasis. Dysregulated adipose tissue biology and adipokine balance have been recently implicated in systemic sclerosis (SSc). We sought to determine if altered circulating adipokine levels correlate with SSc disease subsets or clinical manifestations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multiplex assays were used to measure circulating adipokine levels in 198 patients with SSc and 33 healthy controls...
June 26, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650993/a-novel-potential-biomarker-for-metabolic-syndrome-in-chinese-adults-circulating-protein-disulfide-isomerase-family-a-member-4
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Chu-Yen Chien, Yi-Jen Hung, Yi-Shing Shieh, Chang-Hsun Hsieh, Chieh-Hua Lu, Fu-Huang Lin, Sheng-Chiang Su, Chien-Hsing Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) family members are specific endoplasmic reticulum proteins that are involved in the pathogenesis of numerous diseases including neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and obesity. However, the metabolic effects of PDIA4 remain unclear in humans. The aims of this study were to investigate the associations of serum PDIA4 with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components in Chinese adults. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A total of 669 adults (399 men and 270 women) were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650939/cd1d-restricted-natural-killer-t-cells-are-preserved-in-indian-long-term-nonprogressors
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Dharmendra Singh, Manisha Ghate, Sheela Godbole, Smita Kulkarni, Madhuri Thakar
BACKGROUND: Natural killer T (NKT) cells act as a bridge between innate and adaptive immune responses. Limited information is available regarding the role of NKT cells in the HIV disease progression especially HIV-1 C infection. METHODOLOGY: NKT cells were characterized for their frequency and the activation, aging, exhaustion status, and their proliferation ability in 32 long-term nonprogressors (LTNPs), 40 progressors, 18 patients before and after suppressive combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) along with 35 HIV-1-negative subjects using multicolor flow cytometry...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650918/the-american-heart-association-scientific-statement-on-salt-sensitivity-of-blood-pressure-prompting-consideration-of-alternative-conceptual-frameworks-for-the-pathogenesis-of-salt-sensitivity
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Theodore W Kurtz, Stephen E DiCarlo, Michal Pravenec, R Curtis Morris
: Recently, the American Heart Association (AHA) published a scientific statement on salt sensitivity of blood pressure which emphasized a decades old conceptual framework for the pathogenesis of this common disorder. Here we examine the extent to which the conceptual framework for salt sensitivity emphasized in the AHA Statement accommodates contemporary findings and views of the broader scientific community on the pathogenesis of salt sensitivity. In addition, we highlight alternative conceptual frameworks and important contemporary theories of salt sensitivity that are little discussed in the AHA Statement...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650861/microbiome-in-interstitial-lung-disease-from-pathogenesis-to-treatment-target
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Margaret L Salisbury, MeiLan K Han, Robert P Dickson, Philip L Molyneaux
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes current knowledge of the role of the lung microbiome in interstitial lung disease and poses considerations of the microbiome as a therapeutic target. RECENT FINDINGS: Although historically considered sterile, bacterial communities have now been well documented in lungs in health and disease. Studies in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) suggest that increased bacterial burden and/or abundance of potentially pathogenic bacteria may drive disease progression, acute exacerbations, and mortality...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650669/visceral-adiposity-and-expression-of-clock-genes-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-a-pilot-study
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Sue Kim, Hye-Sun Lee, Hyun-Ki Park, John A Linton, Ji-Won Lee, Hyangkyu Lee
Increasing evidence suggests a close interrelationship between disrupted circadian rhythms and obesity and metabolic disturbances. In particular, abdominal obesity, which contributes to the pathogenesis of metabolic disease, is associated with disrupted clock gene expression. However, little is known about the relationship between clock gene expression and accurate computed tomography (CT)-based measurements of visceral adiposity. Therefore, we examined the relationship between expression of clock genes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) with visceral and subcutaneous adiposity in 75 healthy overweight or obese individuals...
June 26, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650593/hhv-6-in-liver-transplantation-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Tuan L Phan, Irmeli Lautenschlager, Raymund R Razonable, Flor M Munoz
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6A and HHV-6B) can cause primary infection or reactivate from latency in liver transplant recipients, which can result in a variety of clinical syndromes, including fever, hepatitis, encephalitis, and higher rates of graft dysfunction as well as indirect effects including increased risks of mortality, CMV disease, hepatitis C progression and greater fibrosis scores. Although HHV-6 infection is currently diagnosed by quantifying viral DNA in plasma or blood, biopsy to demonstrate histopathologic effects of HHV-6 remains the gold standard for diagnosis of end-organ disease...
June 26, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650521/jmj27-an-arabidopsis-h3k9-histone%C3%A2-demethylase-modulates-defense-against-pseudomonas-syringae%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-flowering%C3%A2-time
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Aditya Dutta, Pratibha Choudhary, Julie Caruana, Ramesh Raina
Histone methylation is known to dynamically regulate diverse developmental and physiological processes. Histone methyl marks are written by methyltransferases and erased by demethylases, and result in modification of chromatin structure to repress or activate transcription. However, little is known about how histone methylation may regulate defense mechanisms and flowering time in plants. Here we report characterization of JmjC DOMAIN-CONTAINING PROTEIN 27 (JMJ27), an Arabidopsis JHDM2 (JmjC domain-containing histone demethylase 2) family protein, which modulates defense against pathogens and flowering time...
June 26, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650464/%C3%AE-catenin-downregulates-dicer-to-promote-ovarian-cancer-metastasis
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S K Y To, A S C Mak, Y M Eva Fung, C-M Che, S-S Li, W Deng, B Ru, J Zhang, A S T Wong
Ovarian cancer is a nearly uniform lethal disease and its highly aggressive metastatic phenotype portends a poor prognosis. Lack of a well-controlled, relevant experimental model has been a major obstacle to identifying key molecules causing metastasis. Here we describe the creation of a new isogenic model of spontaneous human ovarian cancer metastasis exhibiting opposite phenotypes-highly metastatic (HM) and non-metastatic (NM)-both in vitro and in vivo. HM was unique in its ability to metastasize consistently to the peritoneum, mimicking the major dissemination route of human ovarian cancer...
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650448/transplant-associated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-is-an-endothelial-complication-associated-with-refractoriness-of-acute-gvhd
#17
M Zeisbrich, N Becker, A Benner, A Radujkovic, K Schmitt, J Beimler, A D Ho, M Zeier, P Dreger, T Luft
There is increasing evidence that endothelial dysfunction is involved in refractoriness of acute GvHD (aGvHD). Here we investigated the hypothesis that another endothelial complication, transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), contributes to the pathogenesis of aGvHD refractoriness. TMA was retrospectively assessed in 771 patients after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT). Incidences of TMA and refractory aGvHD were correlated with biomarkers of endothelial damage obtained before alloSCT for patients receiving or not receiving statin-based endothelial prophylaxis (SEP)...
June 26, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650258/helper-t-cell-responses-to-respiratory-viruses-in-the-lung-development-virus-suppression-and-pathogenesis
#18
Kosuke Miyauchi
The lung is an important line of defense that is exposed to respiratory infectious pathogens, including viruses. Lung epithelial cells and/or alveolar macrophages are initially targeted by respiratory viruses. Once respiratory viruses invade the cells of the lung, innate immunity is activated to inhibit viral replication. Innate immune signaling also activates virus-specific adaptive immune responses. The helper T cells play pivotal roles in the humoral and cellular adaptive immune responses. Helper T cells are categorized into several distinct subsets (e...
June 26, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650191/perceived-problem-solving-deficits-and-suicidal-ideation-evidence-for-the-explanatory-roles-of-thwarted-belongingness-and-perceived-burdensomeness-in-five-samples
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Carol Chu, Kristin L Walker, Ian H Stanley, Jameson K Hirsch, Jeffrey H Greenberg, M David Rudd, Thomas E Joiner
Perceived social problem-solving deficits are associated with suicide risk; however, little research has examined the mechanisms underlying this relationship. The interpersonal theory of suicide proposes 2 mechanisms in the pathogenesis of suicidal desire: intractable feelings of thwarted belongingness (TB) and perceived burdensomeness (PB). This study tested whether TB and PB serve as explanatory links in the relationship between perceived social problem-solving (SPS) deficits and suicidal thoughts and behaviors cross-sectionally and longitudinally...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649922/in-vivo-imaging-of-lyme-arthritis-in-mice-by-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
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A Pietikäinen, R Siitonen, H Liljenbäck, O Eskola, M Söderström, A Roivainen, J Hytönen
OBJECTIVE: Lyme borreliosis (LB) is a tick-borne infectious disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi spirochaetes, which are able to disseminate from the tick-bite site to distant organs. Mouse models are widely used to study LB and especially Lyme arthritis (LA), but only a few whole-animal in vivo imaging studies on the pathogenesis of B. burgdorferi infection in mice have been published so far. The existing imaging techniques have their drawbacks and, therefore, novel tools to complement the array of available LB imaging methodologies are needed...
June 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
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