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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645013/per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-in-human-serum-and-urine-samples-from-a-residentially-exposed-community
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Rachel Rogers Worley, Susan McAfee Moore, Bruce C Tierney, Xiaoyun Ye, Antonia M Calafat, Sean Campbell, Million B Woudneh, Jeffrey Fisher
BACKGROUND: Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are considered chemicals of emerging concern, in part due to their environmental and biological persistence and the potential for widespread human exposure. In 2007, a PFAS manufacturer near Decatur, Alabama notified the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) it had discharged PFAS into a wastewater treatment plant, resulting in environmental contamination and potential exposures to the local community. OBJECTIVES: To characterize PFAS exposure over time, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) collected blood and urine samples from local residents...
June 20, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644829/swapping-the-n-and-c-terminal-domains-of-human-apolipoprotein-e3-and-ai-reveals-insights-into-their-structure-activity-relationship
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Mark T Lek, Siobanth Cruz, Nnejiuwa U Ibe, Wendy H J Beck, John K Bielicki, Paul M M Weers, Vasanthy Narayanaswami
Apolipoprotein (apo) E3 and apoAI are exchangeable apolipoproteins that play a dominant role in regulating plasma lipoprotein metabolism. ApoE3 (299 residues) is composed of an N-terminal (NT) domain bearing a 4-helix bundle and a C-terminal (CT) domain bearing a series of amphipathic α-helices. ApoAI (243 residues) also comprises a highly helical NT domain and a less structured CT tail. The objective of this study was to understand their structural and functional role by generating domain swapped chimeras: apoE3-NT/apoAI-CT and apoAI-NT/apoE-CT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644760/expression-and-characterization-of-soybean-seed-coat-peroxidase-in-escherichia-coli-bl21-de3
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Changqing Liu, Kai Zheng, Ying Xu, Lacmata Tamekou Stephen, Jiming Wang, Hongwei Zhao, Tongqing Yue, Rui Nian, Haibo Zhang, Mo Xian, Huizhou Liu
Soybean seed coat peroxidase(SBP) is a valuable enzyme having a broad variety of applications in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and food processing. In the present study, the sscp gene (Gene ID: 548068) was optimized based on the preferred codon usage of Escherichia coli, synthesized, and expressed in E. coli BL21(DE3). SDS-PAGE and western blot analysis of this expressed protein revealed that its molecular weight is approximately 39 kDa. The effects of induction temperature, concentration of IPTG (isopropyl-β-D-thiogalactoside) and hemin, induction time, expression time were optimized to enhance SBP production with a maximum activity of 11...
June 23, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643933/oncologic-doses-of-zoledronic-acid-induce-site-specific-suppression-of-bone-modelling-in-rice-rats
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C R Exposto, U Oz, J S Callard, M J Allen, H Khurana, A D' Atri, X Mo, S A Fernandez, D N Tatakis, K Edmonds, P M Westgate, S S Huja
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of zoledronic acid (ZOL) on cortical bone modelling and healing of extraction sockets in the jaw bones of a rodent model. We hypothesized ZOL suppresses both the bone formation in the modelling mode in the jaw bones and alters the extraction site healing. MATERIAL & METHODS: Rice rats were administered saline solution and two dose regimens of ZOL: 0.1 mg/kg, twice a week, for 4 weeks (n=17, saline=8 & ZOL=9) and a higher dose of 0...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642840/cytolethal-distending-toxin-enhances-radiosensitivity-in-prostate-cancer-cells-by-regulating-autophagy
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Hwai-Jeng Lin, Hsin-Ho Liu, Chia-Der Lin, Min-Chuan Kao, Yu-An Chen, Chuan Chiang-Ni, Zhi-Pei Jiang, Mei-Zi Huang, Chun-Jung Lin, U-Ging Lo, Li-Chiung Lin, Cheng-Kuo Lai, Ho Lin, Jer-Tsong Hsieh, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Chih-Ho Lai
Cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) produced by Campylobacter jejuni contains three subunits: CdtA, CdtB, and CdtC. Among these three toxin subunits, CdtB is the toxic moiety of CDT with DNase I activity, resulting in DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) and, consequently, cell cycle arrest at the G2/M stage and apoptosis. Radiation therapy is an effective modality for the treatment of localized prostate cancer (PCa). However, patients often develop radioresistance. Owing to its particular biochemical properties, we previously employed CdtB as a therapeutic agent for sensitizing radioresistant PCa cells to ionizing radiation (IR)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642737/pheno-and-genotyping-of-hopanoid-production-in-acidobacteria
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Jaap S Sinninghe Damsté, W Irene C Rijpstra, Svetlana N Dedysh, Bärbel U Foesel, Laura Villanueva
Hopanoids are pentacyclic triterpenoid lipids synthesized by different bacterial groups. Methylated hopanoids were believed to be exclusively synthesized by cyanobacteria and aerobic methanotrophs until the genes encoding for the methylation at the C-2 and C-3 position (hpnP and hpnR) were found to be widespread in the bacterial domain, invalidating their use as specific biomarkers. These genes have been detected in the genome of the Acidobacterium "Ca. Koribacter versatilis," but our knowledge of the synthesis of hopanoids and the presence of genes of their biosynthetic pathway in other member of the Acidobacteria is limited...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642164/joint-loading-and-proximal-tibia-subchondral-trabecular-bone-microarchitecture-differ-with-walking-gait-patterns-in-end-stage-knee-osteoarthritis
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Bryant C Roberts, Lucian B Solomon, Graham Mercer, Karen J Reynolds, Dominic Thewlis, Egon Perilli
OBJECTIVES: To (1) stratify subgroups according to their distinct walking gait patterns in end-stage knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients; (2) compare measures of joint loading and proximal tibia subchondral trabecular bone (STB) microarchitecture among subgroups. DESIGN: Twenty-five knee OA patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty had pre-operative gait analysis. Following surgery, excised tibial plateaus were micro-CT-scanned and STB microarchitecture analysed in four tibial condylar regions of interest...
June 19, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642109/neoaortic-xenoprosthetic-grafts-for-treatment-of-mycotic-aneurysms-and-infected-aortic-grafts
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C Anibueze, V Sankaran, U Sadat, K Tan, Y G Wilson, R E Brightwell, M S Delbridge, P W Stather
OBJECTIVE: There is no international consensus regarding the optimum management of infected aortae (mycotic aneurysms, infected aortic grafts). Neoaortoiliac reconstruction has advantages over extra anatomical bypass grafting; however use of autologous vein is associated with venous hypertension and compartment syndrome, alternatively cadaveric homografts are associated with high rates of perianastomotic haemorrhage, limb occlusion and pseudoaneurysm. Arterial repair using xenoprosthetic patches is associated with lower infection rates compared to the use of prosthetic material...
June 19, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641912/a-2-year-holistic-health-and-stress-intervention-results-of-an-rct-in-clergy
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Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, Elizabeth L Turner, Gary G Bennett, Jia Yao, Xiang-Fang Li, David E Eagle, Rachel A Meyer, Redford B Williams, Robin Y Swift, H Edgar Moore, Melanie A Kolkin, Carl C Weisner, Katherine M Rugani, Holly J Hough, Virginia P Williams, David C Toole
INTRODUCTION: This study sought to determine the effect of a 2-year, multicomponent health intervention (Spirited Life) targeting metabolic syndrome and stress simultaneously. DESIGN: An RCT using a three-cohort multiple baseline design was conducted in 2010-2014. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Participants were United Methodist clergy in North Carolina, U.S., in 2010, invited based on occupational status. Of invited 1,745 clergy, 1,114 consented, provided baseline data, and were randomly assigned to immediate intervention (n=395), 1-year waitlist (n=283), or 2-year waitlist (n=436) cohorts for a 48-month trial duration...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641529/irna-2methyl-identify-rna-2-o-methylation-sites-by-incorporating-sequence-coupled-effects-into-general-pseknc-and-ensemble-classifier
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Wang-Ren Qiu, Shi-Yu Jiang, Bi-Qian Sun, Xuan Xiao, Xiang Cheng, Kuo-Chen Chou
OBJECTIVE: Being a kind of post-transcriptional modification (PTCM) in RNA, the 2'-O-methylation modification occurs in the processes of life development and disease formation as well. Accordingly, from the angles of both basic research and drug development, we are facing a challenging problem: given an uncharacterized RNA sequence formed by many nucleotides of A (adenine), C (cytosine), G (guanine), and U (uracil), which one can be of 2-O-methylation modification, and which one cannot? Unfortunately, so far no computational method whatsoever has been developed to address such a problem...
June 22, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641362/estimating-the-potential-cost-of-a-high-dose-immune-tolerance-induction-iti-therapy-relative-to-the-cost-of-a-combined-therapy-of-a-low-dose-iti-therapy-with-bypassing-agent-prophylaxis
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G Kenet, A Oladapo, J D Epstein, C Thompson, A Novack, D J Nugent
INTRODUCTION: The International Immune Tolerance Study (I-ITI) demonstrated comparable success rates between low (FVIII 50 IU/kg/TIW) and high dose (FVIII 200 IU/kg/day) regimens. While costlier, the high dose ITI regimen achieved shorter time-to-treatment success with fewer bleeding episodes compared to the low dose ITI regimen. Adding bypassing agent prophylaxis (BAP) to a low dose ITI regimen may reduce bleeding while still being less costly than high dose ITI. AIM AND METHODS: An economic model was developed to compare high dose ITI to low dose ITI with BAP...
June 22, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641125/an-altered-redox-environment-assisted-by-over-expression-of-fetal-hemoglobins-protects-from-inflammatory-colitis-and-reduces-inflammatory-cytokine-expression
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R M Gorczynski, C Alexander, K Brandenburg, Z Chen, A Heini, D Neumann, J P Mach, E T Rietschel, A Tersikh, A J Ulmer, Kai Yu, U Zahringer, I Khatri
C5BL/6 female mice receiving dextran sodium sulfate in their drinking water develop an acute inflammatory colitis within 7d, with weight loss, histopathologic signs of inflammation, and colonic expression of inflammatory cytokines. In previous studies we have reported that increased inflammatory cytokine expression in aged mice can be attenuated by oral gavage of a crude fetal extract containing glutathione (GSH), MPLA and fetal hemoglobin, or more specifically by injection of a combination of these purified reagents...
June 19, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641075/postconditioning-with-intralipid-emulsion-protects-against-reperfusion-injury-in-postinfarct-remodeled-rat-hearts-by-activation-of-ros-akt-erk-signaling
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Michael Zaugg, Phing-How Lou, Eliana Lucchinetti, Manoj Gandhi, Alexander S Clanachan
The clinically used lipid emulsion Intralipid (ILE) reduces ischemia reperfusion injury in healthy rodent hearts. We tested whether ILE is cardioprotective in postinfarct remodeled hearts. Postinfarct remodeled and sham Sprague-Dawley rat hearts were perfused in working mode and subjected to ischemia (15 minutes) and reperfusion (30 minutes). Left ventricular (LV) work was measured in hearts that were untreated or that received ILE (1%) postconditioning administered at the onset of reperfusion, or the reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenger N-(2-mercaptopropionyl)-glycine (10 μM) alone or in combination with ILE...
June 1, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640965/atypical-depression-and-double-depression-predict-new-onset-cardiovascular-disease-in-u-s-adults
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Stephanie M Case, Manisha Sawhney, Jesse C Stewart
BACKGROUND: Although depression is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), it is unknown whether this risk varies across depressive disorder subtypes. Thus, we investigated atypical major depressive disorder (MDD) and double depression as predictors of new-onset CVD in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. METHODS: Prospective data from 28,726 adults initially free of CVD who participated in Wave 1 (2001-2002) and Wave 2 (2004-2005) of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) were examined...
June 22, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640749/enamel-shear-bond-strength-of-different-primers-combined-with-an-orthodontic-adhesive-paste
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Julia H Seeliger, Ute U Botzenhart, Tomasz Gedrange, Karol Kozak, Lukas Stepien, Monika Machoy
AIM: The aim of this study was a comparison of shear bond strength (SBS) on tooth enamel of different primers combined with the adhesive paste Transbond XT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty bovine teeth were used in order to create 40 test blocks. The blocks were divided into four groups of 10 blocks each: group A - sample primer (SP); group B - Opal Seal (OS); group C - Transbond Plus SEP (TSEP); group D - Transbond XT Primer (TXT). After surface preparation and application of the primer, respectively, two stainless steel brackets were fixed on each tooth by using Transbond XT...
June 22, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640024/molecular-adsorbent-recirculating-system-can-reduce-short-term-mortality-among-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-a-retrospective-analysis
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Hans U Gerth, Michele Pohlen, Gerold Thölking, Hermann Pavenstädt, Marcus Brand, Anna Hüsing-Kabar, Christian Wilms, Miriam Maschmeier, Iyad Kabar, Josep Torner, Marco Pavesi, Vicente Arroyo, Rafael Banares, Hartmut H J Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: Acute-on-chronic liver failure is associated with numerous consecutive organ failures and a high short-term mortality rate. Molecular adsorbent recirculating system therapy has demonstrated beneficial effects on the distinct symptoms, but the associated mortality data remain controversial. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of acute-on-chronic liver failure patients receiving either standard medical treatment or standard medical treatment and molecular adsorbent recirculating system...
June 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639939/model-for-a-novel-membrane-envelope-in-a-filamentous-hyperthermophilic-virus
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Edward H Egelman, Peter M Kasson, Frank DiMaio, Xiong Yu, Soizick Lucas-Staat, Mart Krupovic, Stefan Schouten, David Prangishvili
Biological membranes create compartments, and are usually formed by lipid bilayers. However, in hyperthermophilic archaea that live optimally at temperatures above 80°C the membranes are monolayers which resemble fused bilayers. Many double-stranded DNA viruses which parasitize such hosts, including the filamentous virus AFV1 of Acidianus hospitalis, are enveloped with a lipid-containing membrane. Using cryo-EM, we show that the membrane in AFV1 is a ~2 nm-thick monolayer, approximately half the expected membrane thickness, formed by host membrane-derived lipids which adopt a U-shaped 'horseshoe' conformation...
June 22, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639572/relation-of-biochemical-parameters-with-flow-mediated-dilatation-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Nurver Turfaner Sipahioglu, Barıs Ilerigelen, Zeynep B Gungor, Gulsel Ayaz, Hakan Ekmekci, Cigdem Bayram Gurel, Gunay Can, Huseyin Sonmez, Turgut Ulutin, Fikret Sipahioglu
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is one of the high cardiovascular (CV) situations. Endothelial dysfunction, which is a common finding in patients with MetS, is related with increased CV risk. In patients with MetS, the effect of the major CV risk factors, not included in the MetS definition, on endothelial dysfunction is not well known. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of major CV risk factors such as gender, smoking, family history, and biochemical parameters on endothelial dysfunction in patients with MetS...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639466/genetic-characterization-of-sarcoptes-scabiei-from-black-bears-ursus-americanus-and-other-hosts-in-eastern-united-states
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Sarah Peltier, Justin D Brown, Mark Ternent, Kevin D Niedringhaus, Krysten Schuler, Elizabeth Bunting, Megan Kirchgessner, Michael John Yabsley
Since the early 1990s there has been an increase in the number of cases and geographic expansion of severe mange in the black bear (Ursus americanus) population in Pennsylvania. Although there are 3 species of mites associated with mange in bears, Sarcoptes scabiei has been identified as the etiologic agent in these Pennsylvania cases. Historically S. scabiei-associated mange in bears has been uncommon and sporadic although it is widespread and relatively common in canid populations. To better understand this recent emergence of sarcoptic mange in bears in Pennsylvania and nearby states, we genetically characterized S...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639346/adipose-tissue-meal-derived-fatty-acid-uptake-before-and-after-diet-induced-weight-loss-in-adults-with-overweight-and-obesity
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Roel G Vink, Nadia J Roumans, Birgitta W van der Kolk, Parastoo Fazelzadeh, Mark V Boekschoten, Edwin C Mariman, Marleen A van Baak
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated whether diet-induced weight loss alters indices of in vivo postprandial fat uptake in adipose tissue (AT) and whether these changes are associated with weight regain in adults with overweight and obesity. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 16 (6 male) individuals (BMI: 28-35 kg/m(2) ) were randomized to either a low-calorie diet (1,250 kcal/d) for 12 weeks or a very-low-calorie diet (500 kcal/d) for 5 weeks (weight loss [WL] period) followed by a 4-week weight-stable (WS) period (together, the dietary intervention [DI] period) and a 9-month follow-up period...
June 22, 2017: Obesity
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