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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448953/electrostatic-frequency-maps-for-amide-i-mode-of-%C3%AE-peptide-comparison-of-molecular-mechanics-force-field-and-dft-calculations
#1
Kaicong Cai, Xuan Zheng, Fenfen Du
The spectroscopy of amide-I vibrations has been widely utilized for the understanding of dynamical structure of polypeptides. For the modeling of amide-I spectra, two frequency maps were built for β-peptide analogue (N-ethylpropionamide, NEPA) in a number of solvents within different schemes (molecular mechanics force field based, GM map; DFT calculation based, GD map), respectively. The electrostatic potentials on the amide unit that originated from solvents and peptide backbone were correlated to the amide-I frequency shift from gas phase to solution phase during map parameterization...
April 19, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448732/cytomegalovirus-anterior-uveitis-following-topical-cyclosporine-a
#2
Jay Siak, Soon-Phaik Chee
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) anterior uveitis and endotheliitis occurs among immunocompetent individuals and may manifest as Posner-Schlossman syndrome or Fuchs uveitis syndrome. The condition may first present following ophthalmic surgery, the use of a fluocinolone-sustained steroid drug delivery implant, or the use of topical prostaglandin analogues for the treatment of glaucoma. We report the first case of a non-human immunodeficiency virus-infected individual who presented with CMV anterior uveitis after the use of topical cyclosporine A 0...
April 27, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448518/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-for-osteoarthritis-treatment-a-meta-analysis
#3
Ma Yubo, Li Yanyan, Li Li, Sun Tao, Lin Bo, Chen Lin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIALS: We performed a meta-analysis of relevant published clinical studies. An electronic search was conducted for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of MSC-based therapy in knee OA. The visual analogue scale (VAS), International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) form, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), Lequesne algofunctional indices (Lequesne), Lysholm knee scale (Lysholm), Tegner activity scale (Tegner) and adverse events (AEs) were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448428/therapeutic-ultrasound-in-navicular-stress-injuries-in-elite-track-and-field-athletes
#4
Nikolaos Malliaropoulos, Dimosthenis Alaseirlis, George Konstantinidis, Agapi Papalada, Ioannis Tsifountoudis, Kosmas Petras, Nicola Maffulli
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether therapeutic ultrasound (TUS) can be used to assess the progression of conservative management in navicular stress injuries. DESIGN: This is a prospective, clinical case series. Level of evidence IV. SETTING: All participants were examined and followed up in a private Sports Injury Clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Ten elite track and field athletes with severe dorsal midfoot pain over the navicular bone participated in this study...
May 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448116/quantitative-examination-of-the-active-targeting-effect%C3%AF-the-key-factor-for-maximal-tumor-accumulation-and-retention-of-short-circulated-biopolymeric-nanocarriers
#5
Jianquan Wang, Gee Young Lee, Qian Lu, Xianghong Peng, Jiangxiao Wu, Siyuan Wu, Brad A Kairdolf, Shuming Nie, Yiqing Wang, Lucas A Lane
Targeted and non-targeted biopolymeric nanoparticles with identical hydrodynamic sizes and surface charges were quantitatively examined in terms of the pharmacokinetic and biodistribution differences in detail. In adding cancer cell targeting folate molecules to the surface of the heparin nanocarriers, the amount of drug delivered to the tumor is doubled and tumor growth inhibition is significantly enhanced. The folate-targeted heparin particles offered similar therapeutic potentials compared to their synthetic long-circulating analogues, thus presenting a viable alternative for drug delivery vehicle construction using biological polymers which are easier for the body to eliminate...
April 27, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448050/single-molecule-analysis-of-laser-localized-psoralen-adducts
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Jing Huang, Himabindu Gali, Julia Gichimu, Marina A Bellani, Durga Pokharel, Manikandan Paramasivam, Michael M Seidman
The DNA Damage Response (DDR) has been extensively characterized in studies of double strand breaks (DSBs) induced by laser micro beam irradiation in live cells. The DDR to helix distorting covalent DNA modifications, including interstrand DNA crosslinks (ICLs), is not as well defined. We have studied the DDR stimulated by ICLs, localized by laser photoactivation of immunotagged psoralens, in the nuclei of live cells. In order to address fundamental questions about adduct distribution and replication fork encounters, we combined laser localization with two other technologies...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448014/an-efficient-and-flexible-cell-aggregation-method-for-3d-spheroid-production
#7
Sarah M Maritan, Eric Y Lian, Lois M Mulligan
Monolayer cell culture does not adequately model the in vivo behavior of tissues, which involves complex cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Three-dimensional (3D) cell culture techniques are a recent innovation developed to address the shortcomings of adherent cell culture. While several techniques for generating tissue analogues in vitro have been developed, these methods are frequently complex, expensive to establish, require specialized equipment, and are generally limited by compatibility with only certain cell types...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447615/millions-of-boreal-shield-lakes-can-be-used-to-probe-archaean-ocean-biogeochemistry
#8
S L Schiff, J M Tsuji, L Wu, J J Venkiteswaran, L A Molot, R J Elgood, M J Paterson, J D Neufeld
Life originated in Archaean oceans, almost 4 billion years ago, in the absence of oxygen and the presence of high dissolved iron concentrations. Early Earth oxidation is marked globally by extensive banded iron formations but the contributing processes and timing remain controversial. Very few aquatic habitats have been discovered that match key physico-chemical parameters of the early Archaean Ocean. All previous whole ecosystem Archaean analogue studies have been confined to rare, low sulfur, and permanently stratified lakes...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447585/metabolic-profiles-of-individuals-switched-to-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy-after-failing-standard-first-line-therapy-for-treatment-of-hiv-1-infection-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Amanda H Yao, Cecilia L Moore, Poh Lian Lim, Jean-Michel Molina, Juan Sierra Madero, Stephen Kerr, Paddy Wg Mallon, Sean Emery, David A Cooper, Mark A Boyd
BACKGROUND: To investigate metabolic changes associated with second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) following virological failure of first-line ART. METHODS: SECOND-LINE was an open-label randomized controlled trial. Participants were randomized 1:1 to receive ritonavir-boosted lopinavir (LPV/r) with 2-3 nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (N(t)RTI-group) or raltegravir (RAL-group) Two hundred and ten participants had a dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)-scan at baseline, week 48 and 96...
April 27, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447489/forodesine-in-the-treatment-of-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma
#10
Daniel J Lewis, Madeleine Duvic
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is characterized by the accumulation of neoplastic CD4+ T lymphocytes in the skin. Given the lack of curative treatments for CTCL, there is a significant need for new, superior therapies. Forodesine is a transition-state analogue that inhibits purine nucleoside phosphorylase. Because it selectively targets T lymphocytes, it represents a drug of interest for the treatment of CTCL. Areas covered: Phase I/II dose-ranging studies of intravenous (IV) and oral forodesine demonstrated its activity, safety, and tolerability for refractory CTCL...
April 27, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447227/the-efficacy-of-serratus-anterior-plane-block-in-analgesia-for-thoracotomy-a-retrospective-study
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Korgün Ökmen, Burcu Metin Ökmen
PURPOSE: A multimodal analgesic approach is necessary for post-thoracotomy pain, which can be severe. Intravenous access, central and peripheral nerve blocks are frequently used. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) in the management of post-thoracotomy pain. METHODS: A total of 40 patients who underwent thoracotomy between January 2014 and January 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups: Group M (intravenous patient-controlled analgesia morphine; n = 20) and Group S (intravenous patient-controlled analgesia morphine + SAPB; n = 20)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447075/sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-fixed-dose-combination-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#12
V Nehra, S A Rizza, Z Temesgen
The fixed-dose combination of sofosbuvir, a nucleotide analogue NS5B polymerase inhibitor, and velpatasvir, a second-generation NS5A inhibitor, has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency for the treatment of adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 infection. This combination, administered over 12 weeks as a single-tablet regimen, has resulted in high cure rates in all 6 HCV genotypes and in a variety of patient populations, including patients without cirrhosis, patients with compensated cirrhosis and patients with HIV coinfection...
March 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446607/juvenile-hormone-and-its-receptor-methoprene-tolerant-promote-ribosomal-biogenesis-and-vitellogenesis-in-the-aedes-aegypti-mosquito
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Jia-Lin Wang, Tusar T Saha, Yang Zhang, Changyu Zhang, Alexander S Raikhel
Juvenile hormone (JH) controls many biological activities in insects, including development, metamorphosis and reproduction. In the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a vector of Dengue, Yellow fever, Chikungunya and Zika viruses, the metabolic tissue, the fat body, which is an analogue of the vertebrate liver, produces yolk proteins (YPs) for developing oocytes. JH is important for the fat body to acquire competence for YP production. However, the molecular mechanisms of how JH promotes mosquito reproduction are not completely understood...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446517/a-novel-%C3%AE-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-analogue-protects-against-end-organ-damage-in-experimental-hypertension-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-heart-failure
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Aisah A Aubdool, Pratish Thakore, Fulye Argunhan, Sarah-Jane Smillie, Moritz Schnelle, Salil Srivastava, Khadija M Alawi, Elena Wilde, Jennifer Mitchell, Keith Farrell-Dillon, Daniel A Richards, Giuseppe Maltese, Richard C Siow, Manasi Nandi, James E Clark, Ajay M Shah, Anette Sams, Susan D Brain
Background -Research into the therapeutic potential of α-calcitonin gene-related peptide (α-CGRP) has been limited due to its peptide nature and short half-life. Here, we evaluate whether a novel potent and long lasting (t½ ≥ 7h) acylated α-CGRP analogue (αAnalogue) could alleviate and reverse cardiovascular disease in two distinct murine models of hypertension and heart failure in vivoMethods -The ability of the αAnalogue to act selectively via the CGRP pathway was shown in skin using a CGRP receptor antagonist...
April 26, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446376/comparison-of-virtual-reality-exergaming-and-home-exercise-programs-in-patients-with-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-and-scapular-dyskinesis-short-term-effect
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Nihan Ozunlu Pekyavas, Nevin Ergun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the short term effects of home exercise program and virtual reality exergaming in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS). METHODS: A total of 30 patients with SAIS were randomized into two groups which are Home Exercise Program (EX Group) (mean age: 40.6 ± 11.7 years) and Virtual Reality Exergaming Program (WII Group) (mean age: 40.33 ± 13.2 years). Subjects were assessed at the first session, at the end of the treatment (6 weeks) and at 1 month follow-up...
April 24, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445899/evidence-based-guidelines-for-the-pharmacologic-management-of-methamphetamine-dependence-relapse-prevention-chronic-methamphetamine-related-and-comorbid-psychiatric-disorders-in-post-acute-settings
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Roland Härtel-Petri, Anne Krampe-Scheidler, Wolf-Dietrich Braunwarth, Ursula Havemann-Reinecke, Peter Jeschke, Winfried Looser, Stephan Mühlig, Ingo Schäfer, Norbert Scherbaum, Lydia Bothe, Corinna Schaefer, Willem Hamdorf
The increasing abuse of the street drug crystal meth (methamphetamine) in many countries worldwide has resulted in a growing demand to treat patients who have acquired a methamphetamine-related disorder. The results of a systematic literature search which led to the consensus-based recommendations by the Working Group of the German Agency for Quality in Medicine (Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin - ÄZQ) are presented. Pharmacological treatments were reviewed in 58 out of the 103 publications included...
April 26, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445840/modification-of-cognitive-biases-related-to-posttraumatic-stress-a-systematic-review-and-research-agenda
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REVIEW
Marcella L Woud, Johan Verwoerd, Julie Krans
Cognitive models of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) postulate that cognitive biases in attention, interpretation, and memory represent key factors involved in the onset and maintenance of PTSD. Developments in experimental research demonstrate that it may be possible to manipulate such biases by means of Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM). In the present paper, we summarize studies assessing cognitive biases in posttraumatic stress to serve as a theoretical and methodological background. However, our main aim was to provide an overview of the scientific literature on CBM in (analogue) posttraumatic stress...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445811/liraglutide-a-glp-1-receptor-agonist-inhibits-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-by-enhancing-amp-activated-protein-kinase-and-cell-cycle-regulation-and-delays-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice
#18
Teruo Jojima, Kohsuke Uchida, Kazumi Akimoto, Takanori Tomotsune, Kazunori Yanagi, Toshie Iijima, Kunihiro Suzuki, Kikuo Kasai, Yoshimasa Aso
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Several studies have demonstrated that both native glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and GLP-1 receptor agonists suppress the progression of atherosclerosis in animal models. METHODS: We investigated whether liraglutide, a GLP-1 analogue, could prevent the development of atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E knockout mice (ApoE(-/-)) on a high-fat diet. We also examined the influence of liraglutide on angiotensin II-induced proliferation of rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) via enhancement of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling and regulation of cell cycle progression...
April 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445777/five-year-follow-up-after-laparoscopic-large-nerve-resection-for-deep-infiltrating-sciatic-nerve-endometriosis
#19
Marc Possover
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To report neurologic follow-up of patients after laparoscopic large resection of deep infiltrating endometriosis of the sciatic nerve. DESIGN: Prospective clinical case series (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING: Tertiary referral unit specializing in advanced gynecologic surgery and neuropelveology. PATIENTS: All data for patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis of the sciatic nerve between 2004 and 2016 (N = 259) were documented prospectively...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445294/unilateral-versus-bilateral-percutaneous-kyphoplasty-for-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-a-meta-analysis
#20
Wenli Chang, Xinyan Zhang, Ning Jiao, Peizhi Yuwen, Yanbin Zhu, Fei Zhang, Wei Chen
BACKGROUND: The debate on the efficacy of unilateral percutaneous kyphoplasty (UPKP) and bilateral percutaneous kyphoplasty (BPKP) for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) is ongoing.This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the clinical results of UPKP and BPKP in the treatment of OVCFs. METHODS: Web of Science, PubMed, Embase, and the Chinese Biomedical Database publication databases were searched using a date range of January 2008 to November 2016, for studies comparing UPKP and BPKP for the treatment of OVCFs...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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