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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078859/role-of-vitacamphore-in-improving-central-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-following-transient-global-ischemia
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J Lin, L Pang, X L Liu, J Xing
Pro-inflammatory cytokines (PICs) including interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are responsive to ischemic stress. This process thereby modulates the responsiveness of many cell types under diseased conditions. The current study was to examine the role played by vitacamphore (VCP) in regulating the levels of PICs and protein expression of PIC receptors in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus of rats after cardiac arrest (CA)-induced transient global ischemia. CA was induced by asphyxia followed by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in rats...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077616/different-modes-of-enhancer-specific-regulation-by-runt-and-even-skipped-during-drosophila-segmentation
#2
Saiyu Hang, J Peter Gergen
The initial metameric expression of the Drosophila sloppy paired 1 (slp1) gene is controlled by two distinct cis-regulatory DNA elements that interact in a non-additive manner to integrate inputs from transcription factors encoded by the pair-rule segmentation genes. We performed Chromatin Immuno-Precipitation (ChIP) on reporter genes containing these elements in different embryonic genotypes to investigate the mechanism of their regulation. The Distal Early Stripe Element (DESE) mediates both activation and repression by Runt...
January 11, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074297/-delirium-analgesia-and-sedation-in-intensive-care-medicine-development-of-a-protocol-based-management-approach
#3
A Wolf, R Mörgeli, A Müller, B Weiss, C Spies
Intensive care treatment has long-term consequences that are often not immediately apparent to the health care providers. The combination of muscle weakness, cognitive damage, and psychological disorders is comprised under the term post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). Analgesia and sedation protocols, as well as nonpharmacological preventive and therapeutic approaches, are effective tools for avoiding complications and improving long-term survival. The principle of "early goal-directed therapy" is fundamental...
January 10, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072835/storage-of-maize-in-purdue-improved-crop-storage-pics-bags
#4
Scott B Williams, Larry L Murdock, Dieudonne Baributsa
Interest in using hermetic technologies as a pest management solution for stored grain has risen in recent years. One hermetic approach, Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags, has proven successful in controlling the postharvest pests of cowpea. This success encouraged farmers to use of PICS bags for storing other crops including maize. To assess whether maize can be safely stored in PICS bags without loss of quality, we carried out laboratory studies of maize grain infested with Sitophilus zeamais (Motshulsky) and stored in PICS triple bags or in woven polypropylene bags...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071216/disinhibition-of-the-rat-prelimbic-cortex-promotes-serotonergic-activation-of-the-dorsal-raphe-nucleus-and-panicolytic-like-behavioral-effects
#5
Paula Sm Yamashita, Ailton Spiacci, James E Hassel, Christopher A Lowry, Helio Zangrossi
Several studies have shown that serotonin plays a dual role in the modulation of defensive behaviors related to anxiety and panic. A major source of serotonergic projections to limbic structures responsible for this modulation is the dorsal raphe nucleus (DR). Anatomical studies indicate that the prelimbic (PL) cortex sends dense glutamatergic projections to the DR, leading to stimulation or inhibition of serotonin release in structures innervated by the DR. The objective of the present study was to investigate if GABAergic disinhibition of the PL by means of local administration of picrotoxin (PIC), a chloride channel blocker, can affect serotonergic tone and the expression of defensive behaviors related to anxiety and panic...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070318/piceatannol-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-effects-on-macrophages-interacting-with-adipocytes
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Takayuki Yamamoto, Yongjia Li, Yuki Hanafusa, Yu-Sheng Yeh, Hiroko Maruki-Uchida, Shinpei Kawakami, Masahiko Sai, Tsuyoshi Goto, Tatsuhiko Ito, Teruo Kawada
Piceatannol (PIC), a natural analog of resveratrol (RES), is a phytochemical found in passion fruit seeds. To clarify the effects of PIC on obesity-induced inflammation in adipose tissue, we investigated the anti-inflammatory activity of PIC-related compounds (PIC, RES, and metabolites from PIC) in culture models of obese adipose tissue. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and conditioned medium from 3T3-L1 adipocytes (3T3-L1-CM) enhanced proinflammatory gene expression and synthesis of nitric oxide (NO), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in RAW264...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068377/a-theoretical-study-on-the-antioxidant-activity-of-piceatannol-and-isorhapontigenin-scavenging-nitric-oxide-and-nitrogen-dioxide-radicals
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Yang Lu, AiHua Wang, Peng Shi, Hui Zhang
The antioxidant activity of naturally occurring stilbene compounds piceatannol (PIC) and isorhapontigenin (ISO) scavenging two free radicals (NO and NO2) were studied using density functional theory (DFT) method. Four reaction mechanisms have been considered: hydrogen atom transfer (HAT), radical adduct formation (RAF), single electron transfer (SET), and sequential proton loss electron transfer (SPLET). The reaction channels in water solution were traced independently, and the respective thermodynamic and kinetic parameters were obtained...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067397/water-oxidation-catalyzed-by-a-charge-neutral-mononuclear-ruthenium-iii-complex
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Zhongkai Lu, Yan Gao, Hu Chen, Zhao Liu, Licheng Sun
A new charge-neutral Ru(iii) complex RuL(pic)3 (1) (H3L = 3,6-di-tert-butyl-9H-carbazole-1,8-dicarboxylic acid, pic = 4-picoline) was synthesized and fully characterized. This complex promoted chemical and photochemical water oxidation efficiently with turnover frequencies of 0.28 s(-1) and 5 min(-1), respectively. In particular, for photochemical water oxidation, complex 1 showed excellent stability and good activity. The X-ray crystal structure, electrochemical results, and the detection of the Ru(IV)-OH intermediate by high-resolution mass spectrometry revealed that complex 1 exchanged its 4-picoline ligand with water at the Ru(III) state to form the authentic water oxidation catalyst...
January 9, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063952/transcriptome-profiling-of-spleen-provides-insights-into-the-antiviral-mechanism-in-schizothorax-prenanti-after-poly-i-c-challenge
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Xiaogang Du, Yunkun Li, Dong Li, Fangliang Lian, Shiyong Yang, Jiayun Wu, Hanmei Liu, Guixian Bu, Fengyan Meng, Xiaohan Cao, Xianyin Zeng, Huaiyu Zhang, Zhiyu Chen
Schizothorax prenanti (S. prenanti) is an important economical cold-water fish species in southwestern China, but it is susceptible to various pathogens infection. In order to clearly elucidate the antiviral mechanism, in this study, we have analyzed the transcriptome of S. prenanti spleen after challenge with the virus mimic, poly (I:C) (pIC), using next generation sequencing technology (RNA-seq). A total of 313 differential expressed genes (DEGs) in spleen at 24 h were obtained after pIC treatment, including 268 significantly up-regulated unigenes (fold change > 2) and 45 significantly down-regulated unigenes (fold change > 2)...
January 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060464/rna-polymerase-ii-components-and-rrn7-form-a-pre-initiation-complex-on-the-homold-box-to-promote-ribosomal-protein-gene-expression-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
#10
Matías Montes, Sandra Moreira-Ramos, Diego A Rojas, Fabiola Urbina, Norbert F Käufer, Edio Maldonado
In Schizosaccharomyces pombe, ribosomal protein gene (RPG) promoters contain a TATA box analog, the HomolD box, which is bound by the Rrn7 protein. Despite the importance of ribosome biogenesis for cell survival, the mechanisms underlying RPG transcription remain unknown. In this study, we found that components of the RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) system, consisting of the initiation or general transcription factors (GTFs) TFIIA, IIB, IIE, TBP and the RNAPII holoenzyme, interacted directly with Rrn7 in vitro and were able to form a pre-initiation complex (PIC) on the HomolD box...
January 6, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053245/synaptic-control-of-the-shape-of-the-motoneuron-pool-input-output-function
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Randall K Powers, Charles J Heckman
Although motoneurons have often been considered to be fairly linear transducers of synaptic input, recent evidence suggests that strong persistent inward currents (PICs) in motoneurons allow neuromodulatory and inhibitory synaptic inputs to induce large nonlinearities in the relation between the level of excitatory input and motor output. To try and estimate the possible extent of this nonlinearity, we developed a pool of model motoneurons designed to replicate the characteristics of motoneuron input-output properties measured in medial gastrocnemius motoneurons in the decerebrate cat using voltage-clamp and current-clamp techniques...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049372/operator-related-aspects-in-endodontic-malpractice-claims-in-finland
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Miira M Vehkalahti, Outi Swanljung
OBJECTIVE: We analyzed operator-related differences in endodontic malpractice claims in Finland. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data comprised the endodontic malpractice claims handled at the Patient Insurance Centre (PIC) in 2002-2006 and 2011-2013. Two dental advisors at the PIC scrutinized the original documents of the cases (n = 1271). The case-related information included patient's age and gender, type of tooth, presence of radiographs, and methods of instrumentation and apex location...
January 4, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047421/mo-de-207b-03-improved-cancer-classification-using-patient-specific-biological-pathway-information-via-gene-expression-data
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M Young, D Craft
PURPOSE: To develop an efficient, pathway-based classification system using network biology statistics to assist in patient-specific response predictions to radiation and drug therapies across multiple cancer types. METHODS: We developed PICS (Pathway Informed Classification System), a novel two-step cancer classification algorithm. In PICS, a matrix m of mRNA expression values for a patient cohort is collapsed into a matrix p of biological pathways. The entries of p, which we term pathway scores, are obtained from either principal component analysis (PCA), normal tissue centroid (NTC), or gene expression deviation (GED)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046146/prediction-of-porcine-carcass-iodine-value-based-on-diet-composition-and-fatty-acid-intake
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T A Kellner, G G Gourley, S Wisdom, J F Patience
The pig industry uses a variety of fat sources (FS) and fat levels (FL) in diets to increase energy content. The objective was to investigate the impact of FS and FL on rate and efficiency of gain, apparent total tract digestibility of dietary fat, and pork fat composition and test dietary predictors of carcass iodine value (IV). A total of 1,213 pigs (PIC 280 × PIC Camborough 42; PIC, Inc., Hendersonville, TN) with an initial BW of 32.0 ± 0.4 kg were randomly allotted to 1 of 6 dietary treatments on d 0...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040578/analgesia-after-acl-reconstruction-hamstring-donor-site-injection-versus-intra-articular-local-anaesthetic-injection
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Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Adnan Saithna, Abdul Azeem, Eric Choudja, Jean Baptiste Pic, Julien Cabaton, Mathieu Thaunat
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare hamstring donor-site injection versus intra-articular injection of a local anaesthetic for analgesia after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: The two methods provide similar pain relief. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 158 consecutive patients undergoing ACL hamstring tendon graft reconstruction (semi-tendinosus/gracilis [STG] or four-stranded semi-tendinosus [ST4]) during two periods in 2015 were included...
December 28, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027836/frit-inlet-field-flow-fractionation-techniques-for-the-characterization-of-polyion-complex-self-assemblies
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Ugo Till, Mireille Gaucher, Baptiste Amouroux, Stéphane Gineste, Barbara Lonetti, Jean-Daniel Marty, Christophe Mingotaud, Carmen R M Bria, S Kim Ratanathanawongs Williams, Frédéric Violleau, Anne-Françoise Mingotaud
Polymer self-assemblies joining oppositely charged chains, known as polyion complexes (PICs), have been formed using poly(ethyleneoxide - b - acrylic acid)/poly(l-lysine), poly(ethyleneoxide-b-acrylic acid)/dendrigraft poly(l-lysine) and poly[(3-acrylamidopropyl) trimethylammonium chloride - b - N - isopropyl acrylamide]/poly(acrylic acid). The self-assemblies have been first characterized in batch by Dynamic Light Scattering. In a second step, their analysis by Flow Field-Flow Fractionation techniques (FlFFF) was examined...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012984/virulence-factors-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-profile-of-extraintestinal-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-an-avian-colisepticemia-outbreak
#17
Jonas Fernandes Maciel, Letícia Beatriz Matter, Michele Martins Trindade, Giovana Camillo, Maristela Lovato, Sônia de Ávila Botton, Agueda Castagna de Vargas
In this study an avian colisepticemia outbreak was investigated. Two isolates from a chicken with colisepticemia were characterized for antimicrobial susceptibility and virulence factors profile. For this purpose 7 antimicrobial and 29 genes (fimH, hrlA/hek, iha, papC, sfa/focCD, tsh, mat, tia, gimB, ibeA, chuA, fyuA, ireA, iroN, irp2, iucD, sitD. chr., sitD. ep., iss, neuC, ompA, traT, astA, hlyA, sat, vat, pic, malX, cvi/cva) were tested. The outbreak happened in a hick chicken breeding located in the northwestern region of Rio Grande do Sul state in South of Brazil and caused 28...
December 21, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995330/piceatannol-attenuates-homocysteine-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-endothelial-cell-damage-via-heme-oxygenase-1-expression
#18
Jin-Sang Kil, Sun-Oh Jeong, Hun-Taeg Chung, Hyun-Ock Pae
A growing body of evidence implicates endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-induced cellular dysfunction and apoptosis as important factors to a variety of diseases. In endothelial cells (ECs), the sulfur-containing amino acid homocysteine (Hcy) causes EC apoptosis and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation through induction of ER stress. Here, we have investigated whether piceatannol (Pic), a resveratrol analog, could protect ECs against Hcy-induced apoptosis, oxidative stress and ER stress, with specific emphasis on heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1)...
December 20, 2016: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994812/idiopathic-multifocal-choroiditis
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REVIEW
Ali Tavallali, Lawrence A Yannuzzi
Idiopathic multifocal choroiditis (MFC) and/or punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) describe a chronic progressive bilateral inflammatory chorioretinopathy that predominantly affect healthy myopic white women with no known associated systemic or ocular diseases. The principal sites of involvement are the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and outer retinal spaces; the choroid is not affected during the active phase of the disease. Idiopathic MFC with atrophy is a recently described variant. Although there is no generally accepted standard treatment, anti-inflammatory and anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) agents are necessary in the acute stage to control the inflammation and choroidal neovascularization (CNV)...
October 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993030/biocompatible-polyion-complex-micelles-synthesized-from-arborescent-polymers
#20
Vo Thu An Nguyen, Marie-Claire De Pauw-Gillet, Olivier Sandre, Mario Gauthier
Water-dispersible polyion complex (PIC) micelles were prepared by the self-assembly of an arborescent polystyrene-graft-poly(2-vinylpyridine) copolymer (denoted G0PS-g-P2VP or G1) serving as core and a poly(acrylic acid)-block-poly(2-hydroxyethyl acrylate) (PAA-b-PHEA) double-hydrophilic block copolymer (DHBC) forming a shell. Varying the density of hydrophilic polymer chains in the stabilizing layer provided control over the size and structure of the entities obtained, from large flocculated species to stable isolated PIC micelles with diameters ranging from 42 to 67 nm...
December 20, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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