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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749628/circulating-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-relative-to-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphism-after-vitamin-d3-supplementation-in-breast-cancer-women-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
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Houra Mohseni, Seyed Ahmad Hosseini, Reza Amani, Alireza Ekrami, Ahmad Ahmadzadeh, Seyed Mahmoud Latifi
Objective: The influence of vitamin D receptor (VDR) genetic variation on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels [25(OH)D] after vitamin D3 supplementation remains unclear. We aimed to investigate changes of 25(OH)D in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, according to VDR genotype, after provision of vitamin D3 to breast cancer cases for a 2-month period. Methods: Participants were assigned to two treatment arms: placebo (n = 28) and vitamin D3 supplementation (n =28). The supplementation group received 50,000 IU of vitamin D every week for 2 months...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741407/pericytes-secrete-pro-regenerative-molecules-in-response-to-platelet-derived-growth-factor-bb
#2
Abderahim Gaceb, Ilknur Özen, Thomas Padel, Marco Barbariga, Gesine Paul
Brain pericytes not only maintain the anatomical, biochemical and immune blood-brain barrier, but display features of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vitro. MSCs have pro-regenerative properties attributed to their secretome. However, whether also brain pericytes possess such pro-regenerative capacities is largely unknown. Here we characterize the secretome and microvesicle (MV) release of human brain pericytes mediated by platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB)/PDGF receptor beta (PDGFRβ) signalling...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740912/effect-of-variations-in-atelectasis-on-tumor-displacement-during-radiation-therapy-for-locally-advanced-lung-cancer
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Nathan Tennyson, Elisabeth Weiss, William Sleeman, Mihaela Rosu, Nuzhat Jan, Geoffrey D Hugo
PURPOSE: Atelectasis (AT), or collapsed lung, is frequently associated with central lung tumors. We investigated the variation of atelectasis volumes during radiation therapy and analyzed the effect of AT volume changes on the reproducibility of the primary tumor (PT) position. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twelve patients with lung cancer who had AT and 10 patients without AT underwent repeated 4-dimensional fan beam computed tomography (CT) scans during radiation therapy per protocols that were approved by the institutional review board...
January 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739110/transforming-growth-factor-beta1-being-considered-a-novel-biomarker-in-knee-osteoarthritis
#4
Jianwei He, Weiwei Cao, Inayat Azeem, Qiang Zhao, Zengwu Shao
BACKGROUND: Associations between Transforming Growth Factor beta-1 (TGF-β1), Platelet-derived growth factor BB (PDGF-BB) and C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX-1) with pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA) have already been established. Therefore, TGF-β1, PDGF-BB and CTX-1 could be used as the potential biomarkers for the diagnosis of this disease. METHODS: 160 knee OA cases and 80 healthy controls were chosen. Serum concentrations of TGF-β1, PDGF-BB and CTX-1 were tested twice on the same samples using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay...
July 21, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735235/linear-solvation-energy-relationship-to-predict-the-adsorption-of-aromatic-contaminants-on-graphene-oxide
#5
Sujie Shan, Ying Zhao, Huan Tang, Fuyi Cui
In this study, adsorption capability of aromatic contaminants on graphene oxide (GO) was predicted using linear solvation energy relationship (LSER) model for the first time. Adsorption data of 44 aromatic compounds collected from literature and our experimental results were used to establish LSER models with multiple linear regression. High value of R(2) (0.919), strong robustness (QLoo(2) = 0.862), and desirable predictability (Qext(2) = 0.834) demonstrated the model worked well for predicting the adsorption of small aromatic contaminants (descriptor V<3...
July 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734947/platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-contributes-to-human-hepatic-stellate-cell-proliferation-and-migration
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Alexander Kikuchi, Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, Sucha Singh, Shanmugam Nagarajan, Nick Loizos, Satdarshan Monga
Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα), a tyrosine kinase receptor, is up-regulated in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) during chronic liver injury. HSCs mediate hepatic fibrosis through their activation from a quiescent state partially in response to pro-fibrotic growth factors. HSC activation entails enhanced expression of pro-fibrotic genes, increase in proliferation, and increase in motility, which facilitates migration within the hepatic lobule. We show co-localization of PDGFRα in murine carbon tetrachloride, bile duct ligation (BDL), and 0...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732710/cytokine-profiling-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-parkinson-s-disease-and-multiple-system-atrophy-patients
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Rasmus Rydbirk, Betina Elfving, Mille Dahl Andersen, Mia Aggergaard Langbøl, Jonas Folke, Kristian Winge, Bente Pakkenberg, Tomasz Brudek, Susana Aznar
Parkinson's Disease (PD) and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) are neurodegenerative diseases characterized neuropathologically by alpha-synuclein accumulation in brain cells. This accumulation is hypothesized to contribute to constitutive neuroinflammation, and to participate in the neurodegeneration. Cytokines, which are the main inflammatory signalling molecules, have been identified in blood and cerebrospinal fluid of PD patients, but studies investigating the human brain levels are scarce. It is documented that neurotrophins, necessary for survival of brain cells and known to interact with cytokines, are altered in the basal ganglia of PD patients...
July 18, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732471/gene-expression-patterns-of-chicken-neuregulin-3-in-association-with-copy-number-variation-and-frameshift-deletion
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Hideaki Abe, Daiki Aoya, Hiro-Aki Takeuchi, Miho Inoue-Murayama
BACKGROUND: Neuregulin 3 (NRG3) plays a key role in central nervous system development and is a strong candidate for human mental disorders. Thus, genetic variation in NRG3 may have some impact on a variety of phenotypes in non-mammalian vertebrates. Recently, genome-wide screening for short insertions and deletions in chicken (Gallus gallus) genomes has provided useful information about structural variation in functionally important genes. NRG3 is one such gene that has a putative frameshift deletion in exon 2, resulting in premature termination of translation...
July 21, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729035/a-novel-cfhr1-cfhr5-hybrid-leads-to-a-familial-dominant-c3-glomerulopathy
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Shambhuprasad K Togarsimalemath, Sidharth K Sethi, Rajan Duggal, Moglie Le Quintrec, Pranaw Jha, Régis Daniel, Florence Gonnet, Shyam Bansal, Lubka T Roumenina, Veronique Fremeaux-Bacchi, Vijay Kher, Marie-Agnes Dragon-Durey
The intrinsic similarity shared between the members of the complement factor H family, which comprises complement factor H and five complement factor H-related (CFHR) genes, leads to various recombination events. In turn these events lead to deletions of some genes or abnormal proteins, which are found in patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome or C3 glomerulopathies. Here we describe a novel genetic rearrangement generated from a heterozygous deletion spanning 146 Kbp involving multiple CFHR genes leading to a CFHR1-R5 hybrid protein...
July 17, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728744/serial-heart-rates-guideline-directed-beta-blocker-use-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#10
Nasrien E Ibrahim, James L Januzzi, Dustin J Rabideau, Parul U Gandhi, Hanna K Gaggin
A single heart rate (HR) measurement may inform future prognosis in chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). The importance of elevated HR across serial assessment is uncertain, particularly with well-applied guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) with beta blockers (BBs). In this post hoc analysis of 129 patients with chronic HFrEF in sinus rhythm, who had aggressive medication titration over 10.6 months, HR and BB use were assessed at each visit (average of 6 visits per patient). All-cause mortality was assessed...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727104/a-major-gene-for-host-response-to-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-is-not-unfavorably-associated-with-overall-performance-under-nonchallenging-conditions-in-commercial-pig-lines
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J R Dunkelberger, P K Mathur, M S Lopes, E F Knol, J C M Dekkers
A QTL for host response to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) was identified in a previous study. The SNP WUR10000125 (WUR) is used as a tag SNP for this QTL. The favorable (B) allele at this SNP is in low frequency in commercial populations, possibly because this allele is unfavorably associated with an important trait under nonchallenging conditions and, therefore, may have been selected against. Therefore, objectives of this study were to estimate the effect of WUR on traits under selection in commercial lines under nonchallenging conditions and to estimate the effect of WUR genotype of parents on performance of crossbred progeny in a commercial-like environment...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727080/management-of-native-warm-season-grasses-for-beef-cattle-and-biomass-production-in-the-mid-south-usa
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W M Backus, J C Waller, G E Bates, C A Harper, A Saxton, D W McIntosh, J Birckhead, P D Keyser
Native grasses, such as switchgrass (SG; L.), big bluestem (BB; Vitman), indiangrass (IG; Nash), and eastern gamagrass (EG; [L.] L.) may be capable of providing desirable summer forage for cattle as well as a source of biomass for renewable energy. To evaluate that potential, experiments were conducted at 2 locations in Tennessee comparing weaned beef () steers (268 ± 25 kg initial BW) during early-season grazing (Early; 30 d, typically corresponding to May, followed by postdormancy biomass harvest) and full-season grazing (Full, mean duration = 98 d)...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726897/ultrafast-structural-dynamics-of-photoexcited-adenine
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Sayan Mondal, Mrinalini Puranik
We report deep UV initiated excited state dynamics of the canonical nucleobase adenine (Ade) through Resonance Raman (RR) intensity analysis. RR spectra of Ade at excitation wavelengths throughout the Bb absorption band in the 210-230 nm wavelength range are measured and subsequently converted to scattering cross-sections. The time-dependent wave packet (TDWP) formalism has been employed for self-consistent simulations of the resulting wavelength dependent Raman excitation profiles (REP) and absorption spectrum of Ade...
July 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726170/prescribing-trends-in-a-glaucoma-clinic-and-adherence-to-egs-guidelines-a-retrospective-non-interventional-single-center-uk-study
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Mark Fajgenbaum, Ejaz Ansari
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine prescribing trends in a specialist glaucoma clinic in the UK. Specifically, the aims were to determine which drugs were prescribed as first-, second-, and third-line treatment, the persistence of first-, second-, and third-line treatment regimens, and the proportion of treatment decisions conforming to the European Glaucoma Society (EGS) guidelines. METHODS: A retrospective, non-interventional, single-center, case-note review was performed on a cohort of consecutive patients presenting to a specialist glaucoma clinic for follow-up...
July 19, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724084/comparison-of-models-and-whole-genome-profiling-approaches-for-genomic-enabled-prediction-of-septoria-tritici-blotch-stagonospora-nodorum-blotch-and-tan-spot-resistance-in-wheat
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Philomin Juliana, Ravi P Singh, Pawan K Singh, Jose Crossa, Jessica E Rutkoski, Jesse A Poland, Gary C Bergstrom, Mark E Sorrells
The leaf spotting diseases in wheat that include Septoria tritici blotch (STB) caused by , Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) caused by , and tan spot (TS) caused by pose challenges to breeding programs in selecting for resistance. A promising approach that could enable selection prior to phenotyping is genomic selection that uses genome-wide markers to estimate breeding values (BVs) for quantitative traits. To evaluate this approach for seedling and/or adult plant resistance (APR) to STB, SNB, and TS, we compared the predictive ability of least-squares (LS) approach with genomic-enabled prediction models including genomic best linear unbiased predictor (GBLUP), Bayesian ridge regression (BRR), Bayes A (BA), Bayes B (BB), Bayes Cπ (BC), Bayesian least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (BL), and reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces markers (RKHS-M), a pedigree-based model (RKHS-P) and RKHS markers and pedigree (RKHS-MP)...
July 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723877/human-spinal-bone-dust-as-a-potential-local-autograft-in-vitro-potent-anabolic-effect-on-human-osteoblasts
#16
Ryan Gao, Matthew Street, Mei Lin Tay, Karen E Callon, Dorit Naot, Alistair Lock, Jacob T Munro, Jillian Cornish, John Ferguson, David Musson
STUDY DESIGN: In Vitro Study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect that factors released from human posterior spinal bone dust have on primary human osteoblast growth and maturation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Bone dust, created during spinal fusion surgeries has the potential to be used as an autologous bone graft by providing a source of viable autologous osteoblasts and mesenchymal stem cells with osteogenic potential. To date, no information is available on whether bone dust also provides a source of anabolic factors with the potential to enhance osteoblast proliferation and maturation, which would enhance its therapeutic potential...
July 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721902/permeability-of-brain-tumor-vessels-induced-by-uniform-or-spatially-microfractionated-synchrotron-radiation-therapies
#17
Audrey Bouchet, Marine Potez, Nicolas Coquery, Claire Rome, Benjamin Lemasson, Elke Bräuer-Krisch, Chantal Rémy, Jean Laissue, Emmanuel L Barbier, Valentin Djonov, Raphael Serduc
PURPOSE: To compare the blood-brain barrier permeability changes induced by synchrotron microbeam radiation therapy (MRT, which relies on spatial fractionation of the incident x-ray beam into parallel micron-wide beams) with changes induced by a spatially uniform synchrotron x-ray radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Male rats bearing malignant intracranial F98 gliomas were randomized into 3 groups: untreated, exposed to MRT (peak and valley dose: 241 and 10...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719731/anatomical-versus-functional-motor-points-of-selected-upper-body-muscles
#18
Alexander Franz, Joschua Klaas, Moritz Schumann, Thomas Frankewitsch, Timm J Filler, Michael Behringer
INTRODUCTION: In this study we aimed to identify nerve entry points (NEPs) of superficial skeletal muscles obtained by dissection of 20 human cadavers and compared them with motor points (MP) obtained previously by electrical stimulation. METHODS: The biceps brachii (BB), trapezius (TZ), latissimus dorsi (LD), pectoralis major (Pmaj), and pectoralis minor (Pmin) muscles were dissected from human cadavers. NEP data (mean ± standard deviation) from each muscle were calculated...
July 18, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719357/vitamin-d-receptor-bsmi-polymorphism-may-be-associated-with-an-decreased-osteoporosis-risk-in-south-china
#19
M An, X-B Song, X-Y Chen
Although many epidemiology studies have evaluated the correlation between vitamin D receptor (VDR) BsmI polymorphism and osteoporosis, the current results remain inconclusive. This meta-analysis updated and reevaluated the possible association between VDR BsmI polymorphism and osteoporosis in Chinese populations. Studies were identified using PubMed and Chinese databases through December 2016. The associations were assessed with pooled odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). A total of nine studies with 688 osteoporosis cases and 730 controls were included in this meta-analysis...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717129/3d-printed-scaffolds-of-calcium-silicate-doped-%C3%AE-tcp-synergize-with-co-cultured-endothelial-and-stromal-cells-to-promote-vascularization-and-bone-formation
#20
Yuan Deng, Chuan Jiang, Cuidi Li, Tao Li, Mingzheng Peng, Jinwu Wang, Kerong Dai
Synthetic bone scaffolds have potential application in repairing large bone defects, however, inefficient vascularization after implantation remains the major issue of graft failure. Herein, porous β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) scaffolds with calcium silicate (CS) were 3D printed, and pre-seeded with co-cultured human umbilical cord vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) to construct tissue engineering scaffolds with accelerated vascularization and better bone formation...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
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