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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452407/dietary-l-glutamine-supplementation-improves-growth-performance-gut-morphology-and-serum-biochemical-indices-of-broiler-chickens-during-necrotic-enteritis-challenge
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G D Xue, R Barekatain, S B Wu, M Choct, R A Swick
Necrotic enteritis (NE) causes significant economic losses in the broiler chicken industry, especially in birds raised without in-feed antibiotics. L-glutamine (Gln) is an amino acid that may compensate for metabolic losses from infection and improve the intestinal development. This study investigated the effects of dietary Gln (10 g/kg) supplementation on growth performance, intestinal lesions, jejunum morphology, and serum biochemical indices of broiler chickens during NE challenge. The study employed a factorial arrangement of treatments with factors: NE challenge, no or yes; dietary Gln inclusion, 0 g/kg in starter (S), d 0 to 10, grower (G) d 10 to 24, and finisher (F) d 24 to 35; 10 g/kg in S, G, F, or 10 g/kg in S, G only...
February 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452390/effects-of-storage-conditions-on-hatchability-embryonic-survival-and-cytoarchitectural-properties-in-broiler-from-young-and-old-flocks
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N Pokhrel, E Ben-Tal Cohen, O Genin, M Ruzal, D Sela-Donenfeld, Y Cinnamon
Storing eggs at low temperature prior to incubation is common practice in the broiler hatchery industry; however, prolonged storage (beyond 7 d) is known to increase early embryonic mortality and reduce chick quality and performance. To better understand the basis of this mortality, we previously published milestone criteria to evaluate morphological and cellular properties of the freshly laid embryo. Using these criteria, in the present study we checked the effects of storage at 18°C and 12°C for up to 28 d on hatchability and chick quality...
February 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452386/amino-acid-digestibility-of-larval-meal-musca-domestica-for-broiler-chickens
#3
H N Hall, H V Masey O'Neill, D Scholey, E Burton, M Dickinson, E C Fitches
Work was undertaken to investigate the potential use of housefly (Musca domestica) larvae reared on broiler manure as a source of nutrition for poultry production in the United Kingdom. Nutritional analysis showed that larvae have a high (>45% dry wt.) protein content and a favorable amino acid profile that is rich in key amino acids, such as lysine and methionine. A broiler digestibility trial was carried out to determine the apparent ileal digestibility coefficients (AIDC) and true ileal digestibility coefficients (TIDC) of amino acids (AA) from insect larval meal (ILM) from M...
February 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452380/relative-vaccine-effectiveness-of-high-dose-versus-standard-dose-influenza-vaccines-among-veterans-health-administration-patients
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Yinong Young-Xu, Robertus Van Aalst, Salaheddin M Mahmud, Kenneth J Rothman, Julia Thornton Snider, Daniel Westreich, Vincent Mor, Stefan Gravenstein, Jason K H Lee, Edward W Thommes, Michael D Decker, Ayman Chit
Background: To examine whether a high-dose inactivated influenza vaccine was more efficacious in preventing hospitalizations than a standard-dose vaccine in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) senior population. Methods: This study estimated the relative vaccine effectiveness (rVE) of high-dose versus standard-dose using a retrospective cohort of VHA patients 65 years of age or older in the 2015-16 influenza season. To adjust for measured confounders, we matched each high-dose recipient with up to four standard-dose recipients vaccinated at the same location within a two-week period and having two or more pre-existing medical co-morbidities...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452375/1%C3%AE-hydroxycholecalciferol-improves-the-growth-performance-and-up-regulates-the-mrna-expression-of-vitamin-d-receptor-in-the-small-intestine-and-kidney-of-broiler-chickens
#5
J C Han, J G Wang, G H Chen, J L Zhang, N Zhang, H X Qu, Y Guo, Y F Yan, X J Yang
1α-Hydroxycholecalciferol (1α-OH-D3) is a vitamin D derivative. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of 1α-OH-D3 on the growth and the mRNA expression of vitamin D receptor (VDR) in the small intestine and kidney of chickens. A total of 240 males of one-day-old Ross 308 broilers was randomly assigned to 4 treatments with 5 replicates of 12 birds per replicate. Three levels of 1α-OH-D3 (1.25, 2.5, and 5 μg/kg) were added to a basal diet containing 0.50% calcium (Ca), 0.25% non-phytate phosphorus (NPP), and without supplemental cholecalciferol (vitamin D3)...
February 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452353/a-diagnostic-germ-cell-score-for-immature-testicular-tissue-at-risk-of-germ-cell-loss
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L Heckmann, D Langenstroth-Röwer, T Pock, J Wistuba, J-B Stukenborg, M Zitzmann, S Kliesch, S Schlatt, N Neuhaus
STUDY QUESTION: Can a systematic scoring procedure provide crucial information on the status of highly heterogeneous immature human testicular tissues in the context of cryopreservation for fertility preservation? SUMMARY ANSWER: We developed a systematic histological score as a novel diagnostic tool which differentiates the patient cohort according to the status of germ cell differentiation and number of spermatogonia (normal, diminished and absent), and which could be relevant in the fertility clinic...
February 14, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452352/conditional-ablation-and-conditional-rescue-models-for-casq2-elucidate-the-role-of-development-and-of-cell-type-specific-expression-of-casq2-in-the-cpvt2-phenotype
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Daniel J Flores, ThuyVy Duong, Luke O Brandenberger, Apratim Mitra, Aditya Shirali, John C Johnson, Danielle Springer, Audrey Noguchi, Zu-Xi Yu, Steven N Ebert, Andreas Ludwig, Bjorn C Knollmann, Mark D Levin, Karl Pfeifer
Cardiac calsequestrin (Casq2) associates with the Ryanodine Receptor 2 channel in the junctional sarcoplasmic reticulum to regulate Ca2+ release into the cytoplasm. Patients carrying mutations in CASQ2 display low resting heart rates under basal conditions and stress-induced polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT). In this study we generate and characterize novel conditional deletion and conditional rescue mouse models to test the influence of developmental programs on the heart rate and CPVT phenotypes...
February 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452349/non-genomic-effects-of-nuclear-receptors-insights-from-the-anucleate-platelet
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A J Unsworth, G D Flora, J M Gibbins
Nuclear receptors have the ability to elicit two different kinds of responses, genomic and non-genomic. While genomic responses control gene expression by influencing the rate of transcription, non-genomic effects occur rapidly and independently of transcriptional regulation. Due to their anucleate nature and mechanistically well-characterised and rapid responses, platelets provide a model system for the study of any non-genomic effects of the nuclear receptors. Several nuclear receptors have been found to be present in human platelets, and multiple nuclear receptor agonists have been shown to elicit anti-platelet effects by a variety of mechanisms...
February 14, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452346/beyond-second-line-therapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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D Arnold, G W Prager, A Quintela, A Stein, S Moreno, N Mounedji, J Taieb
Background: The optimal chemotherapeutic regimen for use beyond the second-line for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) remains unclear. Materials and methods: We systematically searched the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, EMBASE and Medline for records published between January 2002 and May 2017, and cancer congress databases for records published between January 2014 and June 2017. Eligible studies evaluated the efficacy, safety and patient-reported outcomes of monotherapies or combination therapies at any dose and number of treatment cycles for use beyond the second line in patients with mCRC...
February 14, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452344/overexpression-of-blm-promotes-dna-damage-and-increased-sensitivity-to-platinum-salts-in-triple-negative-breast-and-serous-ovarian-cancers
#10
N J Birkbak, Y Li, S Pathania, A Greene-Colozzi, M Dreze, C Bowman-Colin, Z Sztupinszki, M Krzystanek, M Diossy, N Tung, P D Ryan, J E Garber, D P Silver, J D Iglehart, Z C Wang, D Szuts, Z Szallasi, A L Richardson
Background: Platinum based therapy is an effective treatment for a subset of triple negative breast cancer and ovarian cancer patients. In order to increase response rate and decrease unnecessary use, robust biomarkers that predict response to therapy are needed. Patients and methods: We performed an integrated genomic approach combining differential analysis of gene expression and DNA copy number in sensitive compared to resistant triple negative breast cancers in two independent neoadjuvant cisplatin treated cohorts...
February 14, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452318/bone-metabolic-markers-in-the-clinical-assessment-of-patients-with-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence-treated-with-middle-fossa-craniotomy
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Thien Nguyen, Carlito Lagman, John P Sheppard, Courtney Duong, Vera Ong, Jessica Poon, Yasmine Alkhalid, Daniel Azzam, Prasanth Romiyo, Giyarpuram N Prashant, Quinton Gopen, Isaac Yang
BACKGROUND: Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) is a bony defect in the osseous shell of the petrous temporal bone. The pathophysiological association between osteoporosis and SSCD remains poorly understood. We aim to investigate the relationships between serum calcium, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, and thyroid stimulating hormone levels, and symptoms in adult patients with SSCD treated through a middle fossa craniotomy. METHODS: Patient demographics and clinical parameters were collected...
February 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452294/vitamin-d-pathway-genetic-variants-are-able-to-influence-sofosbuvir-and-its-main-metabolite-pharmacokinetics-in-hcv-mono-infected-patients
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Jessica Cusato, Amedeo De Nicolò, Lucio Boglione, Fabio Favata, Alessandra Ariaudo, Simone Mornese Pinna, Chiara Carcieri, Federica Guido, Valeria Avataneo, Giuseppe Cariti, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
Vitamin D levels and genetic variants were associated with drug outcome/toxicity and concentrations. The plasma exposure of GS-331007, the main sofosbuvir metabolite, has been related to SVR. We evaluated the impact of polymorphisms in genes (CYP27B1, CYP24A1, VDBP and VDR) related to vitamin D pathway on sofosbuvir and GS-331007 plasma levels in HCV mono-infected patients at one month of treatment. Polymorphisms were investigated through real-time PCR; drug plasma quantification was performed through a UHPLC-MS/MS method...
February 13, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452285/risk-factors-for-perioperative-morbidity-in-spine-surgeries-of-different-complexities-a-multivariate-analysis-of-1009-consecutive-patients
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M Farshad, D E Bauer, C Wechsler, C Gerber, A Aichmair
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is a broad spectrum of complications during or after surgical procedures, with differing incidences reported in the published literature. Heterogeneity can be explained by the lack of an established evidence-based classification system for documentation and classification of complications in a standardized manner. PURPOSE: To identify predictive risk factors for peri- and early post-operative morbidities in spine surgeries of different complexities in a large cohort of consecutive patients...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452236/cardiac-and-placental-mitochondrial-characterization-in-a-rabbit-model-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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M Guitart-Mampel, A Gonzalez-Tendero, S Niñerola, C Morén, M Catalán-Garcia, I González-Casacuberta, D L Juárez-Flores, O Ugarteburu, L Matalonga, M V Cascajo, F Tort, A Cortés, E Tobias, J C Milisenda, J M Grau, F Crispi, E Gratacós, G Garrabou, F Cardellach
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is associated with cardiovascular remodeling persisting into adulthood. Mitochondrial bioenergetics, essential for embryonic development and cardiovascular function, are regulated by nuclear effectors as sirtuins. A rabbit model of IUGR and cardiovascular remodeling was generated, in which heart mitochondrial alterations were observed by microscopic and transcriptomic analysis. We aimed to evaluate if such alterations are translated at a functional mitochondrial level to establish the etiopathology and potential therapeutic targets for this obstetric complication...
February 13, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452201/the-nasal-microbiome-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-analyzing-the-effects-of-atopy-and-bacterial-functional-pathways-in-111-patients
#15
Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, Phillip A Engen, Phillip S LoSavio, Ankur Naqib, Rafsa J Khan, Mary C Tobin, Arpita Mehta, Raj Kota, Nailliw Preite, Christopher D Codispoti, Bobby A Tajudeen, Robert P Schleimer, Stefan J Green, Ali Keshavarzian, Pete S Batra
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February 13, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452194/decompressive-craniectomy-protects-against-hippocampal-edema-and-behavioral-deficits-at-an-early-stage-of-a-moderately-controlled-cortical-impact-brain-injury-model-in-adult-male-rats
#16
Zonggang Hou, Runfa Tian, Feifei Han, Shuyu Hao, Weichuan Wu, Xiang Mao, Xiaogang Tao, Te Lu, Jinqian Dong, Yun Zhen, Baiyun Liu
A decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been shown to be a life-saving therapeutic treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, which also might result in post-operative behavioral dysfunction. However, there is still no definite conclusion about whether the behavioral dysfunction already existed at an early stage after the DC operation or is just a long-term post-operation complication. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to analyze whether DC treatment was beneficial to behavioral function at an early stage post TBI...
February 13, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452190/toxicity-assessment-of-mycotoxins-extracted-from-contaminated-commercial-dog-pelleted-feed-on-canine-blood-mononuclear-cells
#17
Sanil D Singh, Naeem Sheik-Abdul, Alisa Phulukdaree, Charlette Tiloke, Savani Nagiah, Sooraj Baijnath, Anil A Chuturgoon
Raw ingredients of pet food are often contaminated with mycotoxins. This is a serious health problem to pets and causes emotional and economical stress to the pet owners. The aim of this study was to determine the immunotoxicity of the most common mycotoxins (aflatoxin, fumonisin, ochratoxin A and zearalenone) by examining 20 samples of extruded dry dog food found on the South African market [10 samples from standard grocery store lines (SB), 10 from premium veterinarian lines (PB)]. Pelleted dog food was subjected to extraction protocols optimized for the above mentioned mycotoxins...
February 13, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452183/purification-structural-elucidation-and-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-xylosyl-galactofucan-from-armillariella-mellea
#18
Chia-Chuan Chang, Jing-Jy Cheng, I-Jung Lee, Mei-Kuang Lu
A xylosyl galactofucan (AMPS-III) was isolated and identified as a novel anti-inflammatory agent from an edible fungus, Armillariella mellea. The characteristics chemical structure of AMPS-III including the linkages of compositional monosaccharides and structure of the repeat unit were depicted and elucidated by proton, carbon and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. AMPS-III was chemically proposed to have a partial 4‑O‑xylosylated 1,3-linked α‑d‑galactosyl-interlaced α‑l‑fucan composed of a pentadecasaccharide repeat unit with a molecular mass approximately 13 kDa, as shown below...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452174/dynamics-analysis-of-epidemic-and-information-spreading-in-overlay-networks
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Guirong Liu, Zhimei Liu, Zhen Jin
We establish an SIS-UAU model to present the dynamics of epidemic and information spreading in overlay networks. The overlay network is represented by two layers: one where the dynamics of the epidemic evolves and another where the information spreads. We theoretically derive the explicit formulas for the basic reproduction number of awareness R 0 a by analyzing the self-consistent equation and the basic reproduction number of disease R 0 d by using the next generation matrix. The formula of R 0 d shows that the effect of awareness can reduce the basic reproduction number of disease...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452173/energy-intake-functions-and-energy-budgets-of-ectotherms-and-endotherms-derived-from-their-ontogenetic-growth-in-body-mass-and-timing-of-sexual-maturation
#20
Jan Werner, Nikolaos Sfakianakis, Alan D Rendall, Eva Maria Griebeler
Ectothermic and endothermic vertebrates differ not only in their source of body temperature (environment vs. metabolism), but also in growth patterns, in timing of sexual maturation within life, and energy intake functions. Here, we present a mathematical model applicable to ectothermic and endothermic vertebrates. It is designed to test whether differences in the timing of sexual maturation within an animal's life (age at which sexual maturity is reached vs. longevity) together with its ontogenetic gain in body mass (growth curve) can predict the energy intake throughout the animal's life (food intake curve) and can explain differences in energy partitioning (between growth, reproduction, heat production and maintenance, with the latter subsuming any other additional task requiring energy) between ectothermic and endothermic vertebrates...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
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