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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668124/a-reduced-dose-of-fluconazole-as-primary-antifungal-prophylaxis-is-not-associated-with-increased-risk-of-invasive-fungal-infections-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-from-a-hla-identical-sibling
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B Sarina, J Mariotti, S Bramanti, L Morabito, R Crocchiolo, A Rimondo, F Tordato, D Pocaterra, E Casari, Chiara De Philippis, C Carlo-Stella, A Santoro, L Castagna
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infections (IFI) represent a common side effect of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-SCT), resulting in increased non relapse mortality (NRM) and reduced overall survival (OS) rates. 75-days of Fluconazole 400 mg/day represents the standard primary antifungal prophylaxis (PAP) after allo-SCT, especially for low-risk transplants. However, the ideal dosage of fluconazole has never been tested. METHODS: Here we report the experience of our institution on 113 consecutive patients receiving an allo-SCT from a HLA identical sibling between 1999 and 2015, where PAP consisted of fluconazole 100 mg/day only during the pre-engraftment phase...
April 18, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668116/a-bis-triazacyclononane-tris-pyridyl-n9-azacryptand-beer-can-receptor-for-complexation-of-alkali-metal-and-lead-ii-cations
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Asha Brown, Thanthapatra Bunchuay, Christopher Crane, Nicholas White, Amber Thompson, Paul D Beer
A new bis-triazacyclononane tris-pyridyl N9-azacryptand ligand is synthesised via a convenient one-pot [2 + 3] condensation reaction between triazacyclononane and 2,6-bis(bromomethyl) pyridine in the presence of M2CO3 (M = Na, K). The proton, lithium, sodium, potassium and lead(II) complexes of the ligand are characterised in the solid state. A preliminary solution-phase competition experiment indicates that the cryptand ligand preferentially binds lead(II) in the presence of sodium, calcium, potassium and zinc cations in methanol solution...
April 18, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668082/altered-stress-hormone-response-following-acute-exercise-during-prostate-cancer-treatment
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Erik D Hanson, Samy Sakkal, William S Evans, John A Violet, Claudio L Battaglini, Glenn K McConell, Alan Hayes
Exercise training reduces the side effects of cancer treatments, however, the stress hormone response to acute exercise during prostate cancer (PCa) treatment is unclear. PURPOSE: To examine the effects of acute exercise on circulating cortisol, epinephrine (Epi), and norepinephrine (NE) concentrations during PCa treatment with and without androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). METHODS: Men with PCa (n=11), with PCa on ADT (n=11) and non-cancer controls (n=8) had blood samples for stress hormones collected before and immediately (0h), 2h, and 24h after 45 minutes of intermittent cycling at 60% of peak wattage...
April 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668081/lipocalin-type-prostaglandin-d-synthase-is-a-novel-phytocannabinoid-binding-protein
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Matthew W Elmes, Anthony D Volpe, Simon d'Oelsnitz, Joseph M Sweeney, Martin Kaczocha
Lipocalin-type prostaglandin D synthase (L-PGDS; EC:5.3.99.2) is an enzyme with dual functional roles as a prostaglandin D2 -synthesizing enzyme and as an extracellular transporter for diverse lipophilic compounds in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Transport of hydrophobic endocannabinoids is mediated by serum albumin in the blood and intracellularly by the fatty acid binding proteins, but no analogous transport mechanism has yet been described in CSF. L-PGDS has been reported to promiscuously bind a wide variety of lipophilic ligands and is among the most abundant proteins found in the CSF...
April 18, 2018: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668068/epidemiology-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-invasive-aspergillosis-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-in-the-swiss-transplant-cohort-study
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D Neofytos, O Chatzis, D Nasioudis, E Boely Janke, T Doco Lecompte, C Garzoni, C Berger, A Cussini, K Boggian, N Khanna, O Manuel, N J Mueller, C van Delden
BACKGROUND: There is lack of recent multicenter epidemiological data on invasive aspergillosis (IA) among solid organ transplant recipient (SOTr) in the mold-acting antifungal era. We describe the epidemiology and outcomes of IA in a contemporary cohort of SOTr using the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study. METHODS: All consecutive SOTr with proven or probable IA between 01.05.2008 and 31.12.2014 were included. A case-control study to identify IA predictors was performed: 1-case was matched with 3-controls based on SOT type, transplant center, and time post-SOT...
April 18, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668051/evidence-for-a-specific-and-critical-role-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-20-in-uni-to-binucleate-transition-of-microgametogenesis-in-tomato
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Lifei Chen, Dandan Yang, Youwei Zhang, Limin Wu, Yaoyao Zhang, Lei Ye, Changtian Pan, Yanjun He, Li Huang, Yong-Ling Ruan, Gang Lu
Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) regulate diverse aspects of plant growth. However, their potential role in reproductive development remains elusive. Here, we discovered an unique role of SlMPK20, a plant-specific group D MAPK, in pollen development in tomato. RNAi-mediated suppression of SlMPK20 or its knockout using CRISPR/Cas9 significantly reduced or completely abolished pollen viability, respectively, with no effects on maternal fertility. Cell biology and gene expression analyses established that SlMPK20 exerts its role specifically at the uni-to-binucleate transition during microgametogenesis...
April 18, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668046/black-cohosh-extracts-and-powders-induce-micronuclei-a-biomarker-of-genetic-damage-in-human-cells
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Stephanie L Smith-Roe, Carol D Swartz, Kim G Shepard, Steven M Bryce, Stephen D Dertinger, Suramya Waidyanatha, Grace E Kissling, Scott S Auerbach, Kristine L Witt
Black cohosh extract (BCE) is a widely used dietary supplement marketed to women to alleviate symptoms of gynecological ailments, yet its toxicity has not been well characterized. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) previously reported significant increases in micronucleated erythrocytes in peripheral blood of female Wistar Han rats and B6C3F1/N mice administered 15-1,000 mg BCE/kg/day by gavage for 90 days. These animals also developed a dose-dependent nonregenerative macrocytic anemia characterized by clinical changes consistent with megaloblastic anemia...
April 18, 2018: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668032/presence-of-meniscus-tear-alters-gene-expression-profile-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears
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Robert H Brophy, Marcus A Rothermich, Eric D Tycksen, Lei Cai, Muhammad Farooq Rai
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears occur in isolation or in tandem with other intra-articular injuries such as meniscus tears. The impact of injury pattern on the molecular biology of the injured ACL is unknown. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the biological response of the ACL to injury varies based on the presence or absence of concomitant meniscus tear. We performed RNA-seq on 28 ACL tears remnants (12 isolated, 16 combined). In total, 16,654 transcripts were differentially-expressed between isolated and combined injury groups at false-discovery-rate of 0...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668013/drosophila-relics-hobo-and-hobo-mites-transposons-as-raw-material-for-new-regulatory-networks
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Elgion L S Loreto, Maríndia Deprá, José F Diesel, Yanina Panzera, Vera Lucia S Valente-Gaiesky
Hypermutable strains of Drosophila simulans have been studied for 20 years. Several mutants were isolated and characterized, some of which had phenotypes associated with alteration in development; for example, showing ectopic legs with eyes being expressed in place of antennae. The causal agent of this hypermutability is a non-autonomous hobo-related sequence (hoboVA). Around 100 mobilizable copies of this element are present in the D. simulans genome, and these are likely mobilized by the autonomous and canonical hobo element...
2018: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667998/isolation-purification-characterization-and-bioactivities-of-a-glucan-from-the-root-of-pueraria-lobata
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Can Xu, Ningbo Qin, Chunyan Yan, Shumei Wang
The root of Pueraria lobata is considered to be a medicinal and edible herb for the treatment of diabetes, and it has a long history of application in China. To explore the constituents responsible for the anti-hyperglycemic activities of P. lobata, a water-soluble polysaccharide (PL70-1-1) was isolated and purified by using a DEAE-Cellulose 52 anion exchange column and a Sephacryl S-100 gel filtration column. Its molecular weight (2584 Da) was determined by high performance gel permeation chromatography (HPGPC)...
April 18, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667997/inductive-modulation-of-tris-phosphinomethyl-phenylborate-donation-at-group-vi-metals-via-borate-phenyl-substituent-modification
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Paul J Fischer, Shuruthi Senthil, Jeremy T Stephan, McKinley L Swift, Meghan D Storlie, Emily T Chan, Matthew V Vollmer, Victor G Young
A series of zerovalent group VI metal complexes of tris(diisopropylphosphinomethyl)phenylborate ([PhB(CH2PiPr2)3]-, PhBPiPr3), including [PPN][M(CO)3(PhBPiPr3)] (M = Cr, Mo, W) and the first bimetallics in which PhBPiPr3 serves as a bridging ligand via binding M(CO)3 units at the three phosphorus atoms and the borate phenyl substituent, have been synthesized and fully characterized. Two new tris(phosphinomethyl)borates featuring 3,5-dimethylphenyl and 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl borate substituents were prepared as crystallographically characterized thallium salts, and metallated giving their inaugural transition metal complexes [PPN][M(CO)3(((3,5-Me)C6H3)BPPh3)] and [PPN][M(CO)3(((3,5-CF3)C6H3)BPPh3)]...
April 18, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667939/a-photochemical-approach-for-a-fast-and-self-limited-covalent-modification-of-surface-supported-graphene-with-photoactive-dyes
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Natalia Sergeeva, Alexander N Chaika, Brian Walls, Barry Murphy, Killian Walshe, David Martin, Billy D O Richards, Gin Jose, K Fleischer, Victor Aristov, Olga Molodtsova, Igor V Shvets, Sergey Krasnikov
Herein, we report a simple method for a covalent modification of surface-supported graphene with photoactive dyes. Graphene was fabricated on cubic-SiC/Si(001) wafers due to their low cost and suitability for mass-production of continuous graphene fit for electronic applications on millimetre scale. Functionalisation of the graphene surface was carried out in solution via white light-induced photochemical generation of phenazine radicals from phenazine diazonium salt. The resulting covalently bonded phenazine-graphene hybrid structure was characterised by scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy (STS), Raman spectroscopy and density functional theory (DFT) calculations...
April 18, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667908/the-macula-densa-prorenin-receptor-is-essential-in-renin-release-and-blood-pressure-control
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Anne D M Riquier-Brison, Arnold Sipos, Ágnes Prókai, Sarah L Vargas, Ildiko Toma, Elliott J Meer, Karie G Villanueva, Jennifer C M Chen, Georgina Gyarmati, Christopher Yih, Elaine Tang, Bahram Nadim, Sujith Pendekanti, Ingrid M Garrelds, Genevieve Nguyen, A H Jan Danser, Janos Peti-Peterdi
The prorenin receptor (PRR) was originally proposed to be a member of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), however recent work questioned their association. The present paper describes a functional link between the PRR and RAS in the renal juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA), a classic anatomical site of the RAS. PRR expression was found in the sensory cells of the JGA, the macula densa (MD), and immunohistochemistry localized PRR to the MD basolateral cell membrane in mouse, rat, and human kidneys. MD cell PRR activation led to MAP kinase ERK1/2 signaling and stimulation of PGE2 release, the classic pathway of MD-mediated renin release...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667896/a-phase-1-study-to-assess-the-pharmacokinetics-safety-and-tolerability-of-fremanezumab-doses-225-mg-675-mg-and-900-mg-in-japanese-and-caucasian-healthy-subjects
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Orit Cohen-Barak, Sivan Weiss, Michele Rasamoelisolo, Nicola Faulhaber, Paul P Yeung, Pippa S Loupe, Esther Yoon, Mohit D Gandhi, Ofer Spiegelstein, Ernesto Aycardi
Objectives The primary and secondary objectives of this phase 1 study were to evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile, safety, and immunogenicity of fremanezumab subcutaneous (sc) doses tested in phase 2 and 3 trials (225 mg, 675 mg and 900 mg) following single administration in Japanese (n = 32) and Caucasian (n = 32) healthy subjects. Methods Japanese and matched Caucasian healthy subjects were enrolled into one of four cohorts and were randomly assigned to one of four treatments: 225, 675, or 900 mg fremanezumab, or placebo...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667860/educational-needs-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-pediatric-functional-constipation-a-us-survey-of-specialist-and-primary-care-clinicians
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Justin Barnes, Brandon Coleman, Sharon Hwang, Aleksandra Stolic, Athos Bousvaros, Samuel Nurko, Gregory D Salinas
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to identify opportunities among gastroenterologists and gastroenterology nurse practitioners (NPs)/physician assistants (PAs) for continuing medical education (CME) related to functional constipation. METHODS: An online, case-vignette survey was designed to identify and quantify practice patterns of pediatric gastroenterology clinicians. Case vignettes are a validated method for assessing clinician practice patterns. The survey consisted of three patient cases: a 3-year-old female with a 6-month history of constipation; a 6-year-old male with a 1-year history of constipation refractory to treatment and a sacral dimple with nearby tuft of hair; and a 16-year-old male with a 10-year history of constipation, and a sullen, depressed mood...
April 18, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667857/determining-risk-factors-that-increase-hospitalizations-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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D Li, H M Madhoun, W N Roberts, W Jarjour
Introduction Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex disease that is associated with significant mortality and an increased risk of hospitalization. Several validated instruments are available to measure disease activity in SLE patients. However, these instruments were not designed to screen for SLE patients at an increased risk of hospitalization. These instruments also fail to incorporate some data that are easily obtainable from electronic health records, such as the frequency of missed outpatient appointments...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667833/total-synthesis-of-l-156-373-and-an-oxopiz-analogue-via-a-submonomer-approach
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Yassin M Elbatrawi, Chang Won Kang, Juan R Del Valle
The first chemical synthesis of L-156,373 (1), a potent oxytocin receptor antagonist isolated from Streptomyces silvensis, is reported. Assembly of the unusual d-Piz-l-Piz dipeptide subunit was achieved through a sequential electrophilic amination-acylation-deprotection strategy followed by late-stage Piz ring formation. Synthesis and incorporation of a novel N-hydroxy-l-isoleucine building block is also described. This submonomer approach was further applied to the expedient synthesis of a di-δ-oxopiperazic acid analogue of 1 starting from Fmoc-Glu( tBu)-OH building blocks...
April 18, 2018: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667824/one-and-two-carbon-homologation-of-primary-and-secondary-alcohols-to-corresponding-carboxylic-esters-using-%C3%AE-carbonyl-bt-sulfones-as-common-intermediate
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David J-Y D Bon, Ondřej Kováč, Vendula Ferugová, František Zálešák, Jiri Pospisil
Herein we report the efficient one- and two-carbon homologation of 1° and 2° alcohols to their corresponding homologated esters via the Mitsunobu reaction using β-carbonyl benzothiazole (BT) sulfone intermediates. The one-carbon homologation approach uses standard Mitsunobu C-S bond formation, oxidation and subsequent alkylation, while the two-carbon homologation uses a less common C-C bond forming Mitsunobu reaction. In this latter case, the use of β-BT sulfone bearing esters lowers the pKa sufficiently enough for the substrate to be used as a carbon-based nucleophile and deliver the homologated β-BT sulfone ester, this superfluous sulfone group can then be cleaved...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667821/antibacterial-dimeric-acylphloroglucinols-from-hypericum-japonicum
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Yan-Ping Li, Kun Hu, Xing-Wei Yang, Gang Xu
Nine dimeric acylphloroglucinols, including the new hyperjaponicols A-D (1-4), were isolated from the whole plant of Hypericum japonicum. The new structures were determined by the interpretation of NMR and MS data, and the relative configuration of the known compound, sarothralen C (5), was reassigned via NMR spectroscopic analysis and single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. The inhibitory activities of the isolates against four bacterial strains were evaluated, and compounds 1-4, 6, and 7 exhibited significant antibacterial activity with MIC values of 0...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667817/in-vitro-analysis-of-d-lactyl-coa-polymerizing-polyhydroxyalkanoate-synthase-in-polylactate-and-poly-lactate-co-3-hydroxybutyrate-syntheses
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Ken'ichiro Matsumoto, Midori Iijima, Chiaki Hori, Camila Utsunomia, Toshihiko Ooi, Seiichi Taguchi
Engineered D-lactyl-coenzyme A (LA-CoA)-polymerizing polyhydroxyalkanoate synthase (PhaC1PsSTQK) efficiently produces poly(lactate-co-3-hydroxybutyrate) [P(LA-co-3HB]) copolymer in recombinant Escherichia coli, while synthesizing tiny amounts of poly(lactate) (PLA)-like polymers in recombinant Corynebacterium glutamicum. To elucidate the mechanisms underlying the interesting phenomena, in vitro analysis of PhaC1PsSTQK was performed using homo- and co-polymerization conditions of LA-CoA and 3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA...
April 18, 2018: Biomacromolecules
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