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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428827/fundamental-research-on-the-action-mechanism-of-the-800-nm-semiconductor-laser-on-skin-blackheads-and-coarse-pores
#1
Jie Lin, Li Jing, Hao Zhu, Fu-Sheng Dong
The aim of the study was to determine the mechanism of action of the 800 nm semiconductor laser on skin blackheads and coarse pores. A total of 24 healthy purebred short-haired male guinea pigs, weighing 350-400 g, were selected and smeared with 0.5 ml coal tar suspension evenly by injector once daily. Treatment was continued for 14 days to form an experimental area of 8×3 cm on the back of the guinea pigs. The animals were divided into the following groups: Normal control group (NC), low-dose laser treatment group (L-LS), high-dose laser treatment group (H-LS), and Q-switched Nd:YAG treatment group (QC)...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424304/giant-axonal-neuropathy-alters-the-structure-of-keratin-intermediate-filaments-in-human-hair
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Asfia Soomro, Richard J Alsop, Atsuko Negishi, Laurent Kreplak, Douglas Fudge, Edward R Kuczmarski, Robert D Goldman, Maikel C Rheinstädter
Giant axonal neuropathy (GAN) follows an autosomal recessive genetic inheritance and impedes the peripheral and central nervous system due to axonal swellings that are packed with neurofilaments. The patients display a number of phenotypes, including hypotonia, muscle weakness, decreased reflexes, ataxia, seizures, intellectual disability, pale skin and often curled hair. We used X-ray diffraction and tensile testing to determine potential changes to the structure of keratin intermediate filaments (IFs) in the hair of patients with GAN...
April 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422190/current-carried-by-the-slc26-family-member-prestin-does-not-flow-through-the-transporter-pathway
#3
Jun-Ping Bai, Iman Moeini-Naghani, Sheng Zhong, Fang-Yong Li, Shumin Bian, Fred J Sigworth, Joseph Santos-Sacchi, Dhasakumar Navaratnam
Prestin in the lateral membrane of outer hair cells, is responsible for electromotility (EM) and a corresponding nonlinear capacitance (NLC). Prestin's voltage sensitivity is influenced by intracellular chloride. A regulator of intracellular chloride is a stretch-sensitive, non-selective conductance within the lateral membrane, GmetL. We determine that prestin itself possesses a stretch-sensitive, non-selective conductance that is largest in the presence of thiocyanate ions. This conductance is independent of the anion transporter mechanism...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419587/oligogalacturonide-derived-molecular-probe-demonstrates-the-dynamics-of-calcium-mediated-pectin-complexation-in-cell-walls-of-tip-growing-structures
#4
Jozef Mravec, Stjepan K Kračun, Maja G Rydahl, Bjørge Westereng, Daniela Pontiggia, Giulia De Lorenzo, David S Domozych, William G T Willats
Pectic homogalacturonan (HG) is one of the main constituents of plant cell walls. When processed to low degrees of esterification, HG can form complexes with divalent calcium ions. These macromolecular structures (also called egg boxes) play an important role in determining cell wall biomechanics and in mediating cell-to-cell adhesion. Current immunological methods enable only steady-state detection of egg box formation in situ. Here we present a tool for efficient real-time visualisation of available sites for HG crosslinking within cell wall microdomains...
April 17, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415435/developing-an-electrochemical-sensor-based-on-a-carbon-paste-electrode-modified-with-nano-composite-of-reduced-graphene-oxide-and-cufe2o4-nanoparticles-for-determination-of-hydrogen-peroxide
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Ali Benvidi, Mohammad Taghi Nafar, Shahriar Jahanbani, Marzieh Dehghan Tezerjani, Masoud Rezaeinasab, Sudabeh Dalirnasab
In this paper, a highly sensitive voltammetric sensor based on a carbon paste electrode with CuFe2O4 nanoparticle (RGO/CuFe2O4/CPE) was designed for determination of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The electrocatalytic reduction of H2O2 was examined using various techniques such as cyclic voltammetry (CV), chronoamperometry, amperometry and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). CuFe2O4 nanoparticles were synthesized by co-precipitation method and characterized with scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) techniques...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405550/assembling-a-hand-held-trichotillometer-and-determination-of-epilation-force-in-normal-individuals
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Kumaresan Muthuvel, Srinivas Chakravati, Sasidaharan Nair
AIM: To assemble a simple, inexpensive hand-held trichotillometer and to determine the epilation force (EF) required to pluck the anagen hair and telogen hair from four regions of the scalp in healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A simple hand-held trichotillometer was assembled by modifying a laboratory spring balance, and the instrument was calibrated after attachments. EF was measured in 30 healthy individuals on four regions of the scalp. RESULTS: A total of 30 volunteers were included in the study, among them 15 were males and 15 were females...
March 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405549/cutaneous-manifestations-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-clinical-study
#7
Mohammad Abid Keen, Iffat Hassan Shah, Gousia Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women, affecting 5-10% of reproductive-aged women. The dermatologic manifestations of hyperandrogenism, chiefly hirsutism, acne vulgaris, androgenic alopecia, and acanthosis nigricans, are among the cardinal manifestations of PCOS. AIM: To study the incidence and prevalence of various cutaneous manifestations in patients with PCOS and to correlate these skin manifestations with hormonal changes...
March 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398587/complexity-and-specificity-of-the-maize-zea-mays-l-root-hair-transcriptome
#8
Stefan Hey, Jutta Baldauf, Nina Opitz, Andrew Lithio, Asher Pasha, Nicholas Provart, Dan Nettleton, Frank Hochholdinger
Root hairs are tubular extensions of epidermis cells. Transcriptome profiling demonstrated that the single cell-type root hair transcriptome was less complex than the transcriptome of multiple cell-type primary roots without root hairs. In total, 831 genes were exclusively and 5585 genes were preferentially expressed in root hairs [false discovery rate (FDR) ≤1%]. Among those, the most significantly enriched Gene Ontology (GO) functional terms were related to energy metabolism, highlighting the high energy demand for the development and function of root hairs...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396985/do-dietary-habits-influence-trace-elements-release-from-fixed-orthodontic-appliances
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Paulina Wołowiec, Katarzyna Chojnacka, Bartłomiej W Loster, Marcin Mikulewicz
The objective was to investigate the effect of dietary habits on the release of Cr and Ni ions from orthodontic appliances by hair mineral analysis. Patients (N = 47) underwent electronic questionnaire survey to investigate the effect of dietary habits on Cr and Ni levels in hair. The research was carried out on hair sampled at the beginning and in the 4th, 8th, and 12th months of the treatment. The content of Cr and Ni in the collected samples was determined by ICP-OES. The study showed that consumption of acidic dietary products may have the effect on increasing the release of Cr and Ni ions from orthodontic appliances...
April 11, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394490/synthesis-and-validation-of-functional-nanogels-as-ph-sensors-in-the-hair-follicle
#10
Mathias Dimde, Fitsum Feleke Sahle, Virginia Wycisk, Dirk Steinhilber, Luis Cuellar Camacho, Kai Licha, Jürgen Lademann, Rainer Haag
In the present study, a pH responsive dendritic polyglycerol nanogel (dPG-NG) is developed to measure the pH values inside the hair follicle (HF) using an ex vivo porcine ear model. The macromolecular precursors are labeled with a pH sensitive indodicarbocyanine dye (pH-IDCC) and a control dye (indocarbocyanine dye: ICC) and crosslinked via a mild and surfactant-free Thiol-Michael reaction using an inverse nanoprecipitation method. With this method, it is possible to prepare tailor-made particles in the range of 100 nm to 1 µm with a narrow polydispersity...
April 10, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392642/the-contributory-roles-of-th17-lymphocyte-and-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-at-the-hair-bulge-region-as-well-as-the-hair-bulb-area-in-the-chronic-alopecia-areata-patients
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Jin-Woo Hong, Chae-Young Lee, Seung-Min Ha, Seung-Hwan Choi, Tae-Hoon Kim, Ki-Hoon Song, Ki-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is a T cell-mediated autoimmune disease that targets hair follicles and interrupts hair regrowth. The microenvironment of the effector T cells and their related cytokines may affect immunopathogenesis around the hair bulb/bulge. OBJECTIVE: To determine the contributory roles of the effector T cell subsets and related cytokines to the pathogenesis of AA. METHODS: We investigated the correlation between histopathological grades and four clinical prognostic factors in 331 patients with AA, and analyzed the topography of T cell infiltrates and related cytokines around the hair bulb/bulge according to histopathological grades through immunohistochemical and double immunofluorescence studies on a subset of AA specimens...
April 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392345/lifestyle-and-physiological-factors-associated-with-facial-wrinkling-in-men-and-women
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Merel A Hamer, Luba M Pardo, Leonie C Jacobs, M Arfan Ikram, Joop S Laven, Manfred Kayser, Loes M Hollestein, David A Gunn, Tamar Nijsten
Facial wrinkling is one of the most notable signs of skin aging. Men and women show different wrinkling patterns yet the lifestyle and physiological factors underlying these sex-specific patterns are relatively unknown. Here, we investigated sex-specific determinants for facial wrinkles. Wrinkle area was quantified digitally using facial photographs of 3,831 north-western Europeans (51-98 years, 58% female). Effect estimates from multivariable linear regressions are presented as the percentage difference in the mean value of wrinkle area per unit increase of a determinant (%Δ)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391841/poly-styrene-divinyl-benzene-glycidylmethacrylate-stationary-phase-grafted-with-poly-amidoamine-pamam-dendrimers-for-rapid-determination-of-phenylene-diamine-isomers-in-hplc
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Dandan Guo, Chaoyan Lou, Nani Wang, Meilan Chen, Peimin Zhang, Shuchao Wu, Yan Zhu
A novel high performance liquid stationary phase was prepared by grafting poly amidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers to poly (styrene-divinyl benzene-glycidylmethacrylate) matrix in this work. Different generations of PAMAM dendrimers grafted to polymer matrices containing different glycidylmethacrylate amounts by reacting with epoxy groups in glycidylmethacrylate molecules. The synthesized PAMAM dendrimers and stationary phase were characterized by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscope, N2 adsorption/desorption, elemental analysis and thermo gravimetric analyzer...
June 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390600/sox10-mutation-causes-waardenburg-syndrome-associated-with-distinctive-phenotypic-features-in-an-iranian-family-a-clue-for-phenotype-directed-genetic-analysis
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Nazanin Jalilian, Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar, Hossein Alimadadi, Mohammad Reza Noori-Daloii
BACKGROUND: Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is a neurocristopathy characterized by hearing impairment and pigmentary disturbances in hair, eyes, and skin. WS is clinically heterogeneous and can be subdivided into four major types (WS1-WS4) where WS4 or Shah-Waardenburg is diagnosed when WS2 is accompanied by Hirschsprung disease (HD). Mutations of SOX10, EDN3/EDNRB have been identified in association with WS4. This study was aimed to determine the pathogenic variant in an Iranian pedigree affected with WS4...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386550/alterations-of-hair-and-nail-content-of-selected-trace-elements-in-nonoccupationally-exposed-patients-with-chronic-depression-from-different-geographical-regions
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Anna Błażewicz, Kuan-Yung Liao, Heng-Hsin Liao, Przemysław Niziński, Łukasz Komsta, Berislav Momčilović, Magdalena Jabłońska-Czapla, Rajmund Michalski, Andrzej Prystupa, Jarosław J Sak, Ryszard Kocjan
The aim of this study was to determine if altered levels of selected trace elements manifest themselves during chronic depression. To identify elements strongly associated with chronic depression, relationships between the elemental contents of hair and nails and the interelement correlations were checked. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and ion chromatography were used to evaluate the contents of Zn, Cu, Co, Pb, Mn, and Fe in hair and nail samples from a total of 415 subjects (295 patients and 120 healthy volunteers)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385365/texas-bull-nettle-cnidoscolus-texanus-exposures-reported-to-texas-poison-centers
#16
Mathias B Forrester
OBJECTIVE: Texas bull nettle (Cnidoscolus texanus) is covered in bristly hairs similar to stinging nettle. Contact with the plant may result in intense dermal pain, burning, itching, cellulitis, and allergic reaction. This study characterizes C texanus exposures reported to a large state-wide poison center system. METHODS: Cases were C texanus exposures reported to Texas poison centers during 2000-2015. The distribution of cases was determined for patient demographics, exposure circumstances, and patient outcome...
April 3, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381734/implant-supported-oral-rehabilitation-in-child-with-ectodermal-dysplasia-4-year-follow-up
#17
Thaisa Cezária Triches, Marcos Ximenes, João Gustavo Oliveira de Souza, Armando Rodrigues Lopes Pereira Neto, Antônio Carlos Cardoso, Michele Bolan
Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is an anomaly determined by genetic factors that alter ectodermal structures such as skin, hair, nails, glands, and teeth. Children affected by this condition require extensive, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary treatment. An 8-year-old female patient visited the Dentistry Clinic of the Federal University of Santa Catarina with the chief complaint of multiple missing teeth. The mother reported that the patient had ED. Clinical and radiographic examination revealed the congenital absence of several primary and permanent teeth and tooth germs...
2017: Bulletin of Tokyo Dental College
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373847/t-cell-deficits-and-overexpression-of-hepatocyte-growth-factor-in-anti-inflammatory-circulating-monocytes-of-middle-aged-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-characterized-by-a-high-prevalence-of-the-metabolic-syndrome
#18
Rogier J Vogels, Manja A Koenders, Elisabeth F C van Rossum, Annet T Spijker, Hemmo A Drexhage
BACKGROUND: We previously reported T cell deficits and pro-inflammatory gene activation in circulating monocytes of two cohorts of bipolar disorder (BD) patients, a cohort of postpartum psychosis patients and in bipolar offspring. Pro-inflammatory gene activation occurred in two clusters of mutually correlating genes, cluster 1 for inflammation-related cytokines/factors, cluster 2 for motility, chemotaxis, and metabolic factors. AIM: To verify these cellular immune abnormalities in yet another cohort [the bipolar stress study (BiSS) cohort] of relative old (52 years, median) BD patients and to relate immune abnormalities to hair cortisol levels, measured in this cohort and representing long-term systemic cortisol levels, and to the presence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), which was prevalent in 29% of the BiSS patients...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371260/phenotypic-spectrum-of-costello-syndrome-individuals-harboring-the-rare-hras-mutation-p-gly13asp
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Débora Bertola, Michelle Buscarilli, Deborah L Stabley, Laura Baker, Daniel Doyle, Dennis W Bartholomew, Katia Sol-Church, Karen W Gripp
Costello syndrome is part of the RASopathies, a group of neurocardiofaciocutaneous syndromes caused by deregulation of the RAS mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. Heterozygous mutations in HRAS are responsible for Costello syndrome, with more than 80% of the patients harboring the specific p.Gly12Ser variant. These individuals show a homogeneous phenotype. The clinical characteristics of the Costello syndrome individuals harboring rarer HRAS mutations are less understood, due to the small number of reported cases...
May 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366808/calpain-inhibitor-alleviates-permanent-hearing-loss-induced-by-intense-noise-by-preventing-disruption-of-gap-junction-mediated-intercellular-communication-in-the-cochlear-spiral-ligament
#20
Taro Yamaguchi, Masanori Yoneyama, Kiyokazu Ogita
Our previous studies demonstrated that intense noise-induced hearing loss might be at least in part due to an oxidative stress-induced decrease in the level of gap junction-composing protein connexins in the spiral ligament (SL) of the cochlear lateral wall structures in mice. Further, an in vivo exposure of mice to intense noise activates calpain in the cochlear SL. Based on these studies, we sought to determine whether a calpain inhibitor would prevent an intense noise exposure from causing hearing loss, disruption of gap junction-mediated intercellular communication (GJIC) in the SL...
March 30, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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