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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098812/novel-aflatoxin-degrading-enzyme-from-bacillus-shackletonii-l7
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Liang Xu, Mohamed Farah Eisa Ahmed, Lancine Sangare, Yueju Zhao, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Fuguo Xing, Yan Wang, Hongping Yang, Yang Liu
Food and feed contamination by aflatoxin (AF)B₁ has adverse economic and health consequences. AFB₁ degradation by microorganisms or microbial enzymes provides a promising preventive measure. To this end, the present study tested 43 bacterial isolates collected from maize, rice, and soil samples for AFB₁-reducing activity. The higher activity was detected in isolate L7, which was identified as Bacillus shackletonii. L7 reduced AFB₁, AFB₂, and AFM₁ levels by 92.1%, 84.1%, and 90.4%, respectively, after 72 h at 37 °C...
January 14, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098260/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-is-capable-of-down-regulating-protein-level-of-host-antiviral-protein-apobec3g
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Ruidong Chen, Xue Zhao, Yongxiang Wang, Youhua Xie, Jing Liu
The apolipoprotein B mRNA editing catalytic polypeptide-like (APOBEC) family proteins bind RNA and single-stranded DNA, and create C-to-U base modifications through cytidine deaminase activity. APOBEC3G restricts human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) infection by creating hypermutations in proviral DNA, while HIV-1-encoded vif protein antagonizes such restriction by targeting APOBEC3G for degradation. APOBEC3G also inhibits hepatitis B virus (HBV): APOBEC3G co-expression inhibits HBV replication and evidences exist indicating APOBEC3G-mediated HBV hypermutations in patients...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097814/detection-and-molecular-characterization-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-viruses-from-outbreaks-in-some-states-of-northern-nigeria-2013-2015
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D O Ehizibolo, A Haegeman, A R De Vleeschauwer, J U Umoh, H M Kazeem, E C Okolocha, K De Clercq, S Van Borm
Control measures for foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Nigeria have not been implemented due to the absence of locally produced vaccines and risk-based analysis resulting from insufficient data on the circulating FMD virus (FMDV) serotypes/strains. In 2013-2015, blood and epithelial samples were collected from reported FMD outbreaks in four states (Kaduna, Kwara, Plateau and Bauchi) in northern Nigeria. FMDV non-structural protein (NSP) seroprevalence for the outbreaks was estimated at 80% (72 of 90) and 70% (131 of 188) post-outbreak...
January 17, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097685/cartilage-oligomeric-matrix-protein-comp-neo-epitope-in-the-synovial-fluid-of-horses-with-acute-lameness-a-new-biomarker-for-the-early-stages-of-osteoarthritis
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E Skiöldebrand, S Ekman, L MattssonHultén, E Svala, K Björkman, A Lindahl, A Lundqvist, P Önnerfjord, C Sihlbom, U Rüetschi
BACKGROUND: Clinical tools to diagnose the early changes of osteoarthritis (OA) that occur in the articular cartilage are lacking. OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify and quantify a novel cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) neo-epitope in the synovial fluid from the joints of healthy horses and those with different stages of OA. STUDY DESIGN: In vitro quantitative proteomics and assay development with application in synovial fluids samples obtained from biobanks of well-characterised horses...
January 17, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097490/glucose-uptake-and-triacylglycerol-synthesis-are-increased-in-barth-syndrome-lymphoblasts
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Edgard M Mejia, James C Zinko, Kristin D Hauff, Fred Y Xu, Amir Ravandi, Grant M Hatch
Barth syndrome (BTHS) is an X-linked genetic disease resulting in loss of cardiolipin (Ptd2Gro). Patients may be predisposed to hypoglycemia and exhibit increases in whole-body glucose disposal rates and a higher fat mass percentage. We examined the reasons for this in BTHS lymphoblasts. BTHS lymphoblasts exhibited a 60% increase (p < 0.004) in 2-[1,2-(3)H(N)]deoxy-D-glucose uptake, a 40% increase (p < 0.01) in glucose transporter-3 protein expression, an increase in phosphorylated-adenosine monophosphate kinase (AMPK) and a 58% increase (p < 0...
January 17, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097167/expression-purification-and-kinetic-characterization-of-recombinant-benzoate-dioxygenase-from-rhodococcus-ruber-ukmp-5m
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Arezoo Tavakoli, Ainon Hamzah, Amir Rabu
In this study, benzoate dioxygenase from Rhodococcus ruber UKMP-5M was catalyzed by oxidating the benzene ring to catechol and other derivatives. The benzoate dioxygenase (benA gene) from Rhodococcus ruber UKMP-5M was then expressed, purified, characterized, The benA gene was amplified (642 bp), and the product was cloned into a pGEM-T vector. The recombinant plasmid pGEMT-benA was digested by double restriction enzymes BamHI and HindIII to construct plasmid pET28b-benA and was then ligated into Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3)...
September 2016: Molecular Biology Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096584/randomized-controlled-study-comparing-the-hemodynamic-response-to-laryngoscopy-and-endotracheal-intubation-with-mccoy-macintosh-and-c-mac-laryngoscopes-in-adult-patients
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Faiza Sulaiman Buhari, Venkatesh Selvaraj
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Earlier studies have shown that the type of laryngoscope blade influences the degree of hemodynamic response to endotracheal intubation. The aim of the study was to evaluate the hemodynamic response to oral endotracheal intubation with C-MAC laryngoscopy and McCoy laryngoscopy compared to that of Macintosh laryngoscopy in adult patients under general anesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective randomized parallel group study. Ninety American Society of Anesthesiologists I patients were randomly allotted into three groups...
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096200/family-history-of-breast-cancer-breast-density-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-a-u-s-breast-cancer-screening-population
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Thomas P Ahern, Brian L Sprague, Michael C S Bissell, Diana L Miglioretti, Diana S M Buist, Dejana Braithwaite, Karla Kerlikowske
BACKGROUND: The utility of incorporating detailed family history into breast cancer risk prediction hinges on its independent contribution to breast cancer risk. We evaluated associations between detailed family history and breast cancer risk while accounting for breast density. METHODS: We followed 222,019 participants aged 35-74 in the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, of whom 2,456 developed invasive breast cancer. We calculated standardized breast cancer risks within joint strata of breast density and simple (1st-degree female relative) or detailed (1st-degree, 2nd-degree, or 1st- and 2nd-degree female relative) breast cancer family history...
January 17, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095950/ct-coronary-angiography-vs-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-for-the-occupational-assessment-of-military-aircrew
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Iain Parsons, Chris Pavitt, Rebecca Chamley, Jo d'Arcy, Ed Nicol
INTRODUCTION: To ensure flight safety military aircrew undergo regular clinical and occupational assessment. Coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) has been established as an imaging modality to noninvasively assess coronary artery disease (CAD). CT coronary angiography (CTCA) potentially offers a more accurate assessment of CAD, but has not been formally assessed in military aircrew. This retrospective cohort study is designed to compare the theoretical differences in downstream investigations and occupational outcomes in aircrew with suspected CAD comparing CTCA with existing CACS pathways...
February 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095603/review-of-regulatory-emphasis-on-transportation-safety-in-the-united-states-2002-2009-public-versus-private-modes
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Garrett C Waycaster, Taiki Matsumura, Volodymyr Bilotkach, Raphael T Haftka, Nam H Kim
The U.S. Department of Transportation is responsible for implementing new safety improvements and regulations with the goal of ensuring limited funds are distributed to where they can have the greatest impact on safety. In this work, we conduct a study of new regulations and other reactions (such as recalls) to fatal accidents in several different modes of transportation implemented from 2002 to 2009. We find that in the safest modes of commercial aviation and bus transport, the amount of spending on new regulations is high in relation to the number of fatalities compared to the regulatory attention received by less safe modes of general aviation and private automobiles...
January 17, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093839/serum-undercarboxylated-osteocalcin-correlates-with-hemoglobin-a1c-in-children-with-recently-diagnosed-pediatric-diabetes
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Maria J Redondo, Beverly A Shirkey, Daniel W Fraga, A Osama Gaber, Omaima M Sabek
BACKGROUND: Osteocalcin (OC), a hormone secreted by osteoblasts, improves beta-cell function in vitro and in vivo. We aimed to understand the relationship between OC and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in pediatric diabetes. METHODS: Children (n = 70; mean [SD] age = 11.8 years [3.1]; 34.3% non-Hispanic white, 46.3% Hispanic, 14.9% African-American, 4.5% other) newly diagnosed with diabetes (69.1% type 1 diabetes [T1D], 30.9% type 2 diabetes [T2D]) were studied...
January 17, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093795/the-natural-history-of-pure-autonomic-failure-a-u-s-prospective-cohort
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Horacio Kaufmann, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Italo Biaggioni, Phillip A Low, Wolfgang Singer, David S Goldstein, Amanda C Peltier, Cyndia A Shibao, Christopher H Gibbons, Roy Freeman, David Robertson
OBJECTIVE: To define the clinical features and biomarkers that predict which patients with pure autonomic failure will develop Parkinson disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, or multiple system atrophy. METHODS: One hundred patients who presented with pure autonomic failure were recruited at 5 medical centers in the U.S. Seventy-four patients agreed to be followed prospectively. Patients underwent clinical evaluations including neurological rating scales, sleep questionnaires, smell test, and sympathetic and parasympathetic cardiovascular autonomic function tests...
January 17, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093689/characterizing-a-big-data-cohort-of-over-200-000-low-income-u-s-infants-and-children-for-obesity-research-the-advance-early-life-cohort
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J Boone-Heinonen, C J Tillotson, J P O'Malley, E K Cottrell, J A Gaudino, A Amofah, M L Rivo, A Brickman, K Mayer, M A McBurnie, R Gold, J E DeVoe
Introduction Low-income populations have elevated exposure to early life risk factors for obesity, but are understudied in longitudinal research. Our objective was to assess the utility of a cohort derived from electronic health record data from safety net clinics for investigation of obesity emerging in early life. Methods We examined data from the PCORNet ADVANCE Clinical Data Research Network, a national network of Federally-Qualified Health Centers serving >1.7 million safety net patients across the US...
January 16, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093615/the-open-abdomen-route-by-eurahs-introduction-of-the-data-set-and-initial-results-of-procedures-and-procedure-related-complications
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A Willms, F Muysoms, C Güsgen, R Schwab, J Lock, S Schaaf, C Germer, I Richardsen, U Dietz
INTRODUCTION: Open abdomen management has become a well-established strategy in the treatment of serious intra-abdominal pathologies. Key objectives are fistula prevention and high fascial closure rates. The current level of evidence on laparostoma is insufficient. This is due to the rareness of laparostomas, the heterogeneity of study cohorts, and broad diversity of techniques. Collecting data in a standardised, multicentre registry is necessary to draw up evidence-based guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to improve the level of evidence on laparostomy, CAMIN (surgical working group for military and emergency surgery) of DGAV (German Society for General and Visceral Surgery), initiated the implementation of a laparostomy registry...
January 16, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093569/translational-evaluation-of-translocator-protein-as-a-marker-of-neuroinflammation-in-schizophrenia
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T Notter, J M Coughlin, T Gschwind, U Weber-Stadlbauer, Y Wang, M Kassiou, A C Vernon, D Benke, M G Pomper, A Sawa, U Meyer
Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with radiotracers that target translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO) has become a popular approach to assess putative neuroinflammatory processes and associated microglia activation in psychotic illnesses. It remains unclear, however, whether TSPO imaging can accurately capture low-grade inflammatory processes such as those present in schizophrenia and related disorders. Therefore, we evaluated the validity of TSPO as a disease-relevant marker of inflammation using a translational approach, which combined neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative mouse models with PET imaging in patients with recent-onset schizophrenia and matched controls...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092988/measurement-invariance-of-the-prodromal-questionnaire-brief-among-white-asian-hispanic-and-multiracial-populations
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David C Cicero, Alexander Krieg, Elizabeth A Martin
The Prodromal Questionnaire-Brief is a scale that is used to screen individuals for risk for the development of psychosis. It has promising psychometric properties in clinical and nonclinical populations, including undergraduates. However, the measurement invariance of the scale has not been examined in Asian, White, Hispanic, and Multiracial samples. A total of 2,767 undergraduates at two large public U.S. universities completed the Prodromal Questionnaire-Brief. The Total scores had configural and scalar invariance, while the Distress scores displayed configural, metric, and partial scalar invariance...
January 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092925/risk-based-management-of-dental-procedures-in-patients-with-inherited-bleeding-disorders-development-of-a-dental-bleeding-risk-assessment-and-treatment-tool-debratt
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L Rasaratnam, P Chowdary, D Pollard, B Subel, C Harrington, U R Darbar
INTRODUCTION: Successful outcomes in dental management for patients with inherited bleeding disorders require close collaboration between haematology teams and dentists. AIM: To review outcomes of an interdisciplinary pathway for dental procedures by assessing adequacy and appropriateness of haemostatic management. METHODS: Two hundred dental procedures in 30 patients with inherited bleeding disorders were included. A Dental Bleeding Risk Assessment and Treatment Tool (DeBRATT) was developed to identify four categories of bleeding risk (no risk, low, moderate and high risk of bleeding) in relation to the severity of the bleeding disorder and the invasiveness of dental procedure...
January 16, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092634/correlation-of-cation-distribution-with-the-hyperfine-and-magnetic-behaviour-of-ni0-3zn0-4co0-2cu0-1fe2o4-nanoparticles-and-their-microwave-absorption-properties-when-encapsulated-in-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes
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Madhumita Dalal, Ayan Mallick, Jean-Marc Greneche, Dipankar Das, Pabitra K Chakrabarti
Nanocrystalline samples of Ni0.3Zn0.4Co0.2Cu0.1Fe2O4 (NZCCF) are prepared by a simple co-precipitation method. To obtain nanoparticles of different sizes, the as prepared sample is annealed at 400, 600, 800 and 1000 °C. Nanoparticles of the sample annealed at 600 °C are encapsulated in multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT). To confirm the crystallographic phase, x-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns are analyzed by the Rietveld method and cation distribution in A- and B-sites is estimated from the analysis. Occupancy of Zn(2+) ions in A-site and that of Fe(3+) ions in B-site increase with the increase of annealing temperature (T A) and lattice parameters lie within 8...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092622/electroencephalographic-changes-associated-with-non-invasive-nociceptive-stimulus-in-minimally-anaesthetised-dogs
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U Kaka, Y M Goh, L W Chean, H C Chen
Electroencephalography (EEG) has been reported as an objective, non-invasive and stress free technique for nociceptive studies. Electrical stimuli can be used to evaluate the efficacy of centrally acting agents. Peripheral nerve stimulator can be a good and cheap source of electric stimulus for studies of nociception, and studies evaluating analgesic effect of drugs under EEG. In this study suitability of peripheral nerve stimulator, and milliamperage for nociceptive studies under electroencephalography were evaluated...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092139/content-of-conventional-therapy-for-the-severely-affected-arm-during-subacute-rehabilitation-after-stroke-an-analysis-of-physiotherapy-and-occupational-therapy-practice
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Lex D de Jong, Frederike van Wijck, Roy E Stewart, Alexander C H Geurts, Pieter U Dijkstra
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Physiotherapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) are key professions providing treatment for the arm after stroke; however, knowledge about the content of these treatments is scant. Detailed data are needed to replicate interventions, evaluate their effective components, and evaluate PT and OT practice. This paper describes PT and OT treatment for the severely affected arm in terms of duration, content according to components and categories of the International Classification of Human Functioning, Disability and Health, and to analyze differences between professions...
January 16, 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
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