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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214264/identification-of-candidate-cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-in-parkinsonism-using-quantitative-proteomics
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N K Magdalinou, A J Noyce, R Pinto, E Lindstrom, J Holmén-Larsson, M Holtta, K Blennow, H R Morris, T Skillbäck, T T Warner, A J Lees, I Pike, M Ward, H Zetterberg, J Gobom
INTRODUCTION: Neurodegenerative parkinsonian syndromes have significant clinical and pathological overlap, making early diagnosis difficult. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers may aid the differentiation of these disorders, but other than α-synuclein and neurofilament light chain protein, which have limited diagnostic power, specific protein biomarkers remain elusive. OBJECTIVES: To study disease mechanisms and identify possible CSF diagnostic biomarkers through discovery proteomics, which discriminate parkinsonian syndromes from healthy controls...
January 31, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213989/the-post-mortem-examination-in-ruminants-and-its-possible-benefit-to-ruminant-clinical-medicine
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K Wäsle, A Pospischil, M Hässig, C Gerspach, M Hilbe
To highlight the important role of post-mortem examination of ruminants and to identify possible benefits for modern ruminant medicine, a comparison of clinical and pathological diagnoses was conducted and influencing factors were identified. For this purpose, results from 2,000 ruminants that had undergone necropsy examination at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, were analysed retrospectively. Both clinical and pathological diagnoses were available for 81.40% of cattle, 80.22% of sheep and 66.66% of goats; no diagnoses were available for 3...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210458/osseous-oral-hyaline-ring-granuloma-mimicking-a-mandible-tumor-in-a-child-with-congenital-agenesis-of-the-corpus-callosum
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Rodrigo Neves-Silva, Camilla-Borges Ferreira-Gomes, Natalia Palmier, Marcelo Brum-Corrêa, Oslei Paes-Almeida, Marcio Ajudarte-Lopes, Pablo Agustin-Vargas, Alan-Roger Santos-Silva
BACKGROUND: Hyaline ring granuloma (HRG) of the oral cavity is an uncommon disorder considered to be a foreign-body reaction resulting from implantation of food vegetable particles. Microscopically, it is characterized by the presence of structures of hyaline rings in an inflamed fibrous tissue background, which contains multinucleated giant cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present the case of a 4-year-old boy diagnosed with a mandible osseous HRG, which showed clinical and tomographic aspects suggestive of an aggressive bone tumor...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210071/update-on-the-medical-management-of-gastrointestinal-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Lopalco, Donato Rigante, Vincenzo Venerito, Claudia Fabiani, Rossella Franceschini, Michele Barone, Giovanni Lapadula, Mauro Galeazzi, Bruno Frediani, Florenzo Iannone, Luca Cantarini
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystemic disorder of unknown etiology mainly defined by recurrent oral aphthosis, genital ulcers, and chronic relapsing bilateral uveitis, all of which represent the "stigmata" of disease. However, many other organs including the vascular, neurological, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal systems can be affected. The gastrointestinal involvement in Behçet's disease (GIBD), along with the neurological and vascular ones, represents the most feared clinical manifestation of BD and shares many symptoms with inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208686/identification-of-autophagy-related-genes-and-their-regulatory-mirnas-associated-with-celiac-disease-in-children
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Sergio Comincini, Federico Manai, Cristina Meazza, Sara Pagani, Carolina Martinelli, Noemi Pasqua, Gloria Pelizzo, Marco Biggiogera, Mauro Bozzola
Celiac disease (CD) is a severe genetic autoimmune disorder, affecting about one in 100 people, where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. Diagnosing CD is quite complex and requires blood tests and intestinal biopsy examinations. Controversy exists regarding making the diagnosis without biopsy, due to the large spectrum of manifesting symptoms; furthermore, small-intestinal gastroscopy examinations have a relatively complex management in the pediatric population. To identify novel molecular markers useful to increase the sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of pediatric CD patients, the expression levels of two key autophagy executor genes (ATG7 and BECN1) and their regulatory validated miRNAs (miR-17 and miR-30a, respectively) were analyzed by relative quantitative real-time-PCR on a cohort of confirmed CD patients compared to age-related controls...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202499/dietary-phytochemical-intake-from-foods-and-health-outcomes-a-systematic-review-protocol-and-preliminary-scoping
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Yasmine C Probst, Vivienne X Guan, Katherine Kent
INTRODUCTION: Dietary phytochemicals are found in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables and grains and may be categorised in a nested hierarchical manner with many hundred individual phytochemicals identified to date. To associate phytochemical intakes with positive health outcomes, a fundamental step is to accurately estimate the dietary phytochemical intake from foods reported. The purpose of this systematic review protocol is to describe the process to be undertaken to summarise the evidence for food-based dietary phytochemical intakes and health outcomes for adults...
February 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185012/the-synergistic-effect-of-maltose-enhances-the-anti-melanogenic-activity-of-acarbose
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Bum-Ho Bin, Sung Tae Kim, Jinhyuk Bhin, Kyounghee Byoun, Tae Ryong Lee, Eun-Gyung Cho
Melanocytes play an important role in maintaining epidermal homeostasis by producing melanin and protecting the skin from harmful environmental factors. However, excessive up- or down-regulation of melanin production often causes hyper- or hypo-pigmented disorders, respectively, which affect the patient's quality of life. Therefore, various strategies for modulating melanin levels have been developed by the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. We reported previously that voglibose, which is a well-known anti-hyperglycemic agent, could be used as an anti-melanogenic agent by inhibiting α-glucosidase activity and reducing tyrosinase protein levels...
February 9, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179137/the-impact-of-different-mutations-at-arg54-on-structure-chaperone-like-activity-and-oligomerization-state-of-human-%C3%AE-a-crystallin-the-pathomechanism-underlying-congenital-cataract-causing-mutations-r54l-r54p-and-r54c
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Kazem Khoshaman, Reza Yousefi, Ali Mohammad Tamaddon, Samira Sadat Abolmaali, Ahmad Oryan, Ali Akbar Moosavi-Movahedi, Boris I Kurganov
A major part of cataractogenic mutations in human αA-Crystallin (αA-Cry) occurs at Arg residues. While Arg54 is highly conserved within different species, the cataractogenic mutations R54L, R54P and R54C have been recently identified in CRYAA gene, encoding human αA-Cry. The detailed structural and functional aspects, stability and amyloidogenic properties of αA-Cry were determined upon the above-mentioned missense mutations, using various spectroscopic techniques, gel electrophoresis, electron microscopy, size exclusion HPLC analyses, and chaperone-like activity assay...
February 4, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176047/gastrointestinal-physiology-and-function
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Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, Anthony C Johnson, David Grundy
The gastrointestinal (GI) system is responsible for the digestion and absorption of ingested food and liquids. Due to the complexity of the GI tract and the substantial volume of material that could be covered under the scope of GI physiology, this chapter briefly reviews the overall function of the GI tract, and discusses the major factors affecting GI physiology and function, including the intestinal microbiota, chronic stress, inflammation, and aging with a focus on the neural regulation of the GI tract and an emphasis on basic brain-gut interactions that serve to modulate the GI tract...
February 8, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167127/-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends-the-role-of-microbiota-in-thyroid-hormone-metabolism-and-enterohepatic-recycling
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Camilla Virili, Marco Centanni
The gut microbiota is composed of over 1200 species of anaerobes and aerobes bacteria along with bacteriophages, viruses and fungal species. Increasing evidence indicates that the intestinal microbiota, beside digestive equilibrium, is also crucial for immunologic, hormonal and metabolic homeostasis. The intestinal microbiota interacts with distant organs by signals which may be part of the bacteria themselves or their metabolites. Dysbiosis has been observed in inflammatory or autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis or type 1 diabetes as well as in obesity and type 2 diabetes...
February 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164150/vigilance-at-home-longitudinal-analyses-of-neighborhood-safety-perceptions-and-health
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Jennifer W Robinette, Susan T Charles, Tara L Gruenewald
Feeling unsafe in one's neighborhood is associated with poor health. This relation may be conferred through multiple pathways, including greater psychological distress and health behaviors that are associated with poorer health and perceptions of neighborhood safety. Women and older adults often report feeling less safe in their environments despite having a lower risk of victimization than men and younger adults, and it is unclear whether these differences influence the health-perception relationship. We used the Midlife in the United States study to test whether baseline neighborhood safety perceptions would be associated with chronic health conditions 10 years later, and whether this relation differs by gender, age, and individual and neighborhood SES...
December 2016: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160304/the-age-breed-and-sex-pattern-of-diagnosis-for-veterinary-care-in-insured-cats-in-japan
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R Isomura, M Yamazaki, M Inoue, N C L Kwan, M Matsuda, K Sugiura
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the annual prevalence of different diagnostic categories by age, breed and sex in insured cats in Japan for which veterinary care claims had been made, and to identify if there is a pattern in these host factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 48,187 cats insured for veterinary care in Japan in the period from April 2012 to March 2013 comprising 26,003 males and 22,184 females were analysed to calculate the annual prevalence of 18 diagnostic categories of disease by age, breed and sex...
February 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153434/the-new-rome-criteria-iv-of-functional-digestive-disorders-in-clinical-practice
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Juan J Sebastián Domingo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 30, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153426/factors-affecting-gastrointestinal-absorption-of-levothyroxine-a-review
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REVIEW
Marko Skelin, Tomo Lucijanić, Daniela Amidžić Klarić, Arnes Rešić, Miro Bakula, Ana-Marija Liberati-Čizmek, Hossein Gharib, Dario Rahelić
PURPOSE: Levothyroxine (LT4) is a drug with a narrow therapeutic index, applied in small amounts (micrograms), which makes interactions in the absorption phase clinically significant. The main aim of this article was to review and present the latest information on factors that affect the gastrointestinal absorption of this drug. METHODS: Relevant data were collected by using the MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Science Direct, and Scopus databases with the key words levothyroxine and absorption...
January 30, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135835/clinical-use-of-nutraceuticals-in-the-adjunctive-treatment-of-depression-in-mood-disorders
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Jerome Sarris
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper is to detail a summary of the current evidence in this area, to better inform clinical practice. Our recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses of nutrient pharmacotherapies in the treatment unipolar depression revealed primarily positive results for replicated studies testing S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe), methylfolate, omega-3 (EPA or ethyl-EPA), and Vitamin D; with supportive isolated studies found for creatine and an amino acid combination. Mixed results were found for zinc, folic acid, Vitamin C, and tryptophan; and non-significant study results for inositol...
January 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133874/the-cutaneous-ecosystem-the-roles-of-the-skin-microbiome-in-health-and-its-association-with-inflammatory-skin-conditions-in-humans-and-animals
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REVIEW
Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Inhabiting a sterile world is no longer an acceptable or desirable concept. Recent studies developed in the microbiome field have unveiled complex microbial populations inhabiting the skin, digestive, respiratory and reproductive tracts. Microbiome studies have opened new venues to explore the human and animal second genome, its functions and its importance in maintaining health. SKIN MICROBIOME IN HEALTH: The composition of the skin microbiome varies across different body sites and across individuals, being influenced by different host habits, including for instance age, sex, diet, hygiene and lifestyle...
February 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133158/-clinical-experience-with-nutrition-and-anticoagulation-therapy-for-a-patient-with-a-30-cm-residual-jejunum
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Arisa Muratsu, Shingo Noura, Tae Matsumura, Masaki Hirota, Yuta Yoshida, Takashi Shuto, Akinobu Yasuyama, Chikato Koga, Masahiro Murakami, Chizu Kameda, Ryohei Kawabata, Junzou Shimizu, Junichi Hasegawa
Patients with short bowel syndrome experience malabsorption and digestive disorders. They are unable to maintain adequate nutrition by the oral or enteral route alone, and their requirements for liquids, electrolytes, nutrients, microelements, vitamins, etc., are not completely met. Managing the nutritional needs of these patients is important. Another concern is these patients' inability to absorb medication, because the small intestine that is shortened in short bowel syndrome is the principal site of drug absorption...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129846/modeling-intestinal-disorders-using-zebrafish
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X Zhao, M Pack
Although the zebrafish was initially developed as a model system to study embryonic development, it has gained increasing attention as an advantageous system to investigate human diseases, including intestinal disorders. Zebrafish embryos develop rapidly, and their digestive system is fully functional and visible by 5days post fertilization. There is a large degree of homology between the intestine of zebrafish and higher vertebrate organisms in terms of its cellular composition and function as both a digestive and immune organ...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126594/microbiome-remodeling-via-the-montmorillonite-adsorption-excretion-axis-prevents-obesity-related-metabolic-disorders
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Pengfei Xu, Fan Hong, Jialin Wang, Yusheng Cong, Shu Dai, Sheng Wang, Jing Wang, Xi Jin, Fang Wang, Jin Liu, Yonggong Zhai
Obesity and its related metabolic disorders are closely correlated with gut dysbiosis. Montmorillonite is a common medicine used to treat diarrhea. We have previously found that dietary lipid adsorbent-montmorillonite (DLA-M) has an unexpected role in preventing obesity. The aim of this study was to further investigate whether DLA-M regulates intestinal absorption and gut microbiota to prevent obesity-related metabolic disorders. Here, we show that DLA-M absorbs free fatty acids (FFA) and endotoxins in vitro and in vivo...
January 18, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122587/diseases-associated-with-calcium-sensing-receptor
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REVIEW
C Vahe, K Benomar, S Espiard, L Coppin, A Jannin, M F Odou, M C Vantyghem
The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) plays a pivotal role in systemic calcium metabolism by regulating parathyroid hormone secretion and urinary calcium excretion. The diseases caused by an abnormality of the CaSR are genetically determined or are more rarely acquired. The genetic diseases consist of hyper- or hypocalcemia disorders. Hypercalcaemia disorders are related to inactivating mutations of the CASR gene either heterozygous (autosomal dominant familial benign hypercalcaemia, still named hypocalciuric hypercalcaemia syndrome type 1) or homozygous (severe neonatal hyperparathyroidism)...
January 25, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
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