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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803116/efficient-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-as-a-pipette-tip-solid-phase-sorbent-for-determination-of-carvedilol-enantiomers-in-human-urine
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Anny Talita Maria da Silva, Hanna Leijoto de Oliveira, Camilla Fonseca Silva, Matheus Cecílio Fonseca, Thales Fernando Dias Pereira, Clebio Soares Nascimento, Eduardo Costa de Figueiredo, Keyller Bastos Borges
In this work, an efficient pipette tip based on molecularly imprinted polymers solid-phase extraction (PT-MIP-SPE) method was developed for carvedilol (CAR) analysis. This compound is available in clinical practice as a racemic mixture, in which (-)-(S)-CAR is a β- and α1-adrenergic antagonist, while (+)-(R)-CAR only acts as an α1-adrenergic antagonist. Enantioseparation of CAR presented satisfactory retention times (5.85 and 14.84min), acceptable theoretical plates (N=2048 and 2018) and good resolution (Rs=9...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802901/effect-of-vertical-sleeve-gastrectomy-on-alcohol-consumption-and-preferences-in-dietary-obese-rats-and-mice-a-plausible-role-for-altered-ghrelin-signaling
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Elise R Orellana, Catherine Jamis, Nelli Horvath, Andras Hajnal
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are the most common surgical options for the treatment of obesity and metabolic disorder. Whereas RYGB may result in greater and more durable weight loss, recent clinical and pre-clinical studies in rats have raised concerns that RYGB surgery may increase risk for alcohol use disorder (AUD). In contrast, recent clinical reports suggest a lesser risk for AUD following VSG, although no preclinical studies have been done to confirm that. Therefore, the present study sought to determine the effects of VSG on ethanol intake and preferences in rodent models using protocols similar to those previously used in animal studies for RYGB...
August 9, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802645/p2x7-purinergic-receptors-participate-in-the-expression-and-extinction-processes-of-contextual-fear-conditioning-memory-in-mice
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L B Domingos, S C Hott, A L B Terzian, L B M Resstel
The purinergic system consists of two large receptor families - P2X and P2Y. Both are activated by adenosine triphosphate (ATP), although presenting different functions. These receptors are present in several brain regions, including those involved in emotion and stress-related behaviors. Hence, they seem to participate in fear- and anxiety-related responses. However, few studies have investigated the purinergic system in threatening situations, as observed in contextual fear conditioning (CFC). Therefore, this study investigated the involvement of purinergic receptors in the expression and extinction of aversive memories...
August 9, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801620/a-novel-aldosterone-antagonist-limits-renal-injury-in-5-6-nephrectomy
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Clarice K Fujihara, M C Kowala, M D Breyer, Claudia R Sena, Mariliza V Rodrigues, Simone C A Arias, Camilla Fanelli, Denise M Malheiros, P K Jadhav, Chahrzad Montrose-Rafizadeh, Jose E Krieger, Roberto Zatz
Aldosterone antagonists slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), but their use is limited by hyperkalemia, especially when associated with RAS inhibitors. We examined the renoprotective effects of Ly, a novel non-steroidal mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) blocker, through two experimental protocols: In Protocol 1, male Munich-Wistar rats underwent 5/6 renal ablation (Nx), being divided into: Nx+V, receiving vehicle, Nx+Eple, given eplerenone, 150 mg/kg/day, and Nx+Ly, given Ly, 20 mg/kg/day...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800869/the-role-of-ca3-gabab-receptors-on-anxiolytic-like-behaviors-and-avoidance-memory-deficit-induced-by-d-ap5-with-respect-to-ca-2-ions
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Shahram Zarrabian, Mohammad Nasehi, Maryam Farrahizadeh, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
Glutamatergic and GABAergic systems play key roles in the hippocampus and affect the pathogenesis of anxiety- and memory-related processes. Some investigations have assessed the role of balancing the function of these two systems in different areas of the central nervous system (CNS) as an approach to manage the related disorders. We investigated the anxiety and avoidance memory states using the test-retest protocol in the elevated plus maze to understand the role of GABAB receptors (GABABRs) in relation to the NMDA receptor blockade by D-AP5 (an NMDA receptor antagonist)...
August 8, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797743/importance-of-a-5-versus-7-day-pill-free-interval-in-a-gnrh-antagonist-protocol-using-corifollitropin-alfa-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-oocyte-donors
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Alicia Pérez-Calvo, Francisca Martínez, Christophe Blockeel, Elisabeth Clúa, Ignacio Rodríguez, Pere N Barri, Buenaventura Coroleu
In this prospective cohort study, oocyte donors were recruited prospectively and assigned to receive corifollitropin alfa: 5 days after pill discontinuation (group D5; 42 donors), or 7 days after pill discontinuation (group D7; 50 donors) in a gonadotrophin-releasing hormone antagonist protocol. Fixed additional daily doses of 200 IU recombinent FSH (rFSH) were started after 7 days of corifollitropinalfa, until triggering. No significant differences in basal characteristics were observed between both groups...
July 14, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796130/the-effects-of-superset-configuration-on-kinetic-kinematic-and-perceived-exertion-in-the-barbell-bench-press
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Jonathon Js Weakley, Kevin Till, Dale B Read, Padraic J Phibbs, Gregory Roe, Joshua Darrall-Jones, Ben L Jones
Training that is efficient and effective is of great importance to an athlete. One method of improving efficiency is by incorporating supersets into resistance training routines. However, the structuring of supersets is still unexplored. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the effects of agonist-antagonist (A-A), alternate peripheral (A-P), and similar biomechanical (SB) superset configurations on rate of perceived exertion (RPE), kinetic and kinematic changes during the bench press. 10 subjects performed resistance training protocols in a randomized-crossover design, with magnitude-based inferences assessing changes/differences within and between protocols...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795846/a-novel-non-opioid-protocol-for-medically-supervised-opioid-withdrawal-and-transition-to-antagonist-treatment
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Gregory Rudolf, Jim Walsh, Abigail Plawman, Paul Gianutsos, William Alto, Lloyd Mancl, Vania Rudolf
BACKGROUND: The clinical feasibility of a novel non-opioid and benzodiazepine-free protocol was assessed for the treatment of medically supervised opioid withdrawal and transition to subsequent relapse prevention strategies. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of DSM-IV diagnosed opioid-dependent patients admitted for inpatient medically supervised withdrawal examined 84 subjects (52 males, 32 females) treated with a 4-day protocol of scheduled tizanidine, hydroxyzine, and gabapentin...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795281/selective-a2a-receptor-antagonist-sch-58261-modulates-striatal-oxidative-stress-and-alleviates-toxicity-induced-by-3-nitropropionic-acid-in-male-wistar-rats
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Cristiani F Bortolatto, Angélica S Reis, Mikaela P Pinz, Guilherme T Voss, Renata L Oliveira, Ane G Vogt, Silvane Roman, Cristiano R Jesse, Cristiane Luchese, Ethel A Wilhelm
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of SCH58261, a selective adenosine A2A receptor antagonist, on striatal toxicity induced by 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NP) in rats. The experimental protocol consisted of 10 administrations (once a day) of SCH58261 (0.01 or 0.05 mg/kg/day, intraperitoneal, i.p.). From 7th to 10th day, 3-NP (20 mg/kg/day, i.p.) was injected 1 h after SCH58261 administration. Twenty-four hours after the last 3-NP injection, the body weight gain, locomotor activity (open-field test), motor coordination (rotarod test), striatal succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) activity and parameters linked to striatal oxidative status were evaluated in rats...
August 9, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776117/gnrh-antagonist-administered-twice-the-day-before-hcg-trigger-combined-with-a-step-down-protocol-may-prevent-ohss-in-ivf-icsi-antagonist-cycles-at-risk-for-ohss-without-affecting-the-reproductive-outcomes-a-prospective-randomized-control-trial
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Yannis Prapas, Konstantinos Ravanos, Stamatios Petousis, Yannis Panagiotidis, Achilleas Papatheodorou, Chrysoula Margioula-Siarkou, Assunta Iuliano, Giuseppe Gullo, Nikos Prapas
PURPOSE: The purpose this study is to investigate whether a double antagonist dose (0.25 mg/12 h) administered the day before hCG trigger is effective in preventing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in GnRH antagonist IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles at risk for OHSS. METHODS: This is a prospective randomized control study, conducted from November 2012 to January 2016. A total of 194 patients undergoing a IVF/ICSI GnRH antagonist cycle that were at risk of OHSS and chose to proceed with embryo transfer and avoid cycle cancellation or embryo cryopreservation were allocated into two groups...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774739/are-there-any-differences-between-antagonist-administration-on-days-6-and-%C3%A2-6-of-coh-on-assisted-reproductive-technique-outcomes
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Zeynep Ozturk Inal, Nafiye Yilmaz, Hasan Ali Inal, Necati Hancerliogullari, Bugra Coskun
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the cost-effectiveness of antagonist administration on stimulation on days <6 and ≥6 of COH on assisted reproductive technique (ART) outcomes. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, 412 patients who were admitted to the ART Department were evaluated. In group 1 (203 patients), antagonist administration was provided on days <6 of COH. For group 2 (209 patients), antagonist administration was provided on days ≥6 of COH...
July 31, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774292/rosetta-broker-for-membrane-protein-structure-prediction-concentrative-nucleoside-transporter-3-and-corticotropin-releasing-factor-receptor-1-test-cases
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Dorota Latek
BACKGROUND: Membrane proteins are difficult targets for structure prediction due to the limited structural data deposited in Protein Data Bank. Most computational methods for membrane protein structure prediction are based on the comparative modeling. There are only few de novo methods targeting that distinct protein family. In this work an example of such de novo method was used to structurally and functionally characterize two representatives of distinct membrane proteins families of solute carrier transporters and G protein-coupled receptors...
August 3, 2017: BMC Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742159/%C3%AE-adrenergic-signaling-broadly-contributes-to-ltp-induction
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Joanna Jȩdrzejewska-Szmek, Vincent Luczak, Ted Abel, Kim T Blackwell
Long-lasting forms of long-term potentiation (LTP) represent one of the major cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory. One of the fundamental questions in the field of LTP is why different molecules are critical for long-lasting forms of LTP induced by diverse experimental protocols. Further complexity stems from spatial aspects of signaling networks, such that some molecules function in the dendrite and some are critical in the spine. We investigated whether the diverse experimental evidence can be unified by creating a spatial, mechanistic model of multiple signaling pathways in hippocampal CA1 neurons...
July 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739134/nmda-receptor-modulation-by-dextromethorphan-and-acute-stress-selectively-alters-electroencephalographic-indicators-of-partial-report-processing
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Lisa J Weckesser, Sören Enge, Philipp Riedel, Clemens Kirschbaum, Robert Miller
Proceeding from a biophysical network model, the present study hypothesized that glutamatergic neurotransmission across the NMDA receptor (NMDAR) plays a key role in visual perception and its modulation by acute stress. To investigate these hypotheses, behavioral and electroencephalographic (EEG) indicators of partial report task processing were assessed in twenty-four healthy young men who randomly received a non-competitive NMDAR antagonist (0.8 mg/kg dextromethorphan, DXM) or a placebo, and concurrently accomplished a stress-induction (MAST) or control protocol in three consecutive sessions...
July 21, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734835/migration-ability-and-toll-like-receptor-expression-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improves-significantly-after-three-dimensional-culture
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Panpan Zhou, Zilin Liu, Xue Li, Bing Zhang, Xiaoyuan Wang, Jing Lan, Qing Shi, Dong Li, Xiuli Ju
While the conventional two-dimensional (2D) culture protocol is well accepted for the culture of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), this method fails to recapitulate the in vivo native three-dimensional (3D) cellular microenvironment, and may result in phenotypic changes, and homing and migration capacity impairments. MSC preparation in 3D culture systems has been considered an attractive preparatory and delivery method recently. We seeded human umbilical cord-derived MSCs (hUCMSCs) in a 3D culture system with porcine acellular dermal matrix (PADM), and investigated the phenotypic changes, the expression changes of some important receptors, including Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) when hUCMSCs were transferred from 2D to 3D systems, as well as the alterations in in vivo homing and migration potential...
July 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729876/genetic-architecture-of-flooding-tolerance-in-the-dry-bean-middle-american-diversity-panel
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Ali Soltani, Samira MafiMoghaddam, Katelynn Walter, Daniel Restrepo-Montoya, Sujan Mamidi, Stephan Schroder, Rian Lee, Phillip E McClean, Juan M Osorno
Flooding is a devastating abiotic stress that endangers crop production in the twenty-first century. Because of the severe susceptibility of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to flooding, an understanding of the genetic architecture and physiological responses of this crop will set the stage for further improvement. However, challenging phenotyping methods hinder a large-scale genetic study of flooding tolerance in common bean and other economically important crops. A greenhouse phenotyping protocol was developed to evaluate the flooding conditions at early stages...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728489/idarucizumab-for-the-treatment-of-hemorrhage-and-dabigatran-reversal-in-patients-requiring-urgent-surgery-or-procedures
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Ovidiu Vornicu, Anne-Sophie Larock, Anne-Sophie Dincq, Jonathan Douxfils, Jean-Michel Dogné, François Mullier, Sarah Lessire
Idarucizumab is a specific antagonist for dabigatran etexilate (DE). The recent market authorization of idarucizumab in Europe and the USA may reassure prescribers of DE, as it can increase the safety of the emergency management of patients taking this anticoagulant. However, idarucizumab use should be limited to specific indications to avoid unnecessary risks to patients and costs to healthcare systems. Areas covered: The authors provide an overview of idarucizumab development and its pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties...
July 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726541/characterization-of-postsynaptic-calcium-signals-in-the-pyramidal-neurons-of-anterior-cingulate-cortex
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Xu-Hui Li, Qian Song, Tao Chen, Min Zhuo
Calcium signaling is critical for synaptic transmission and plasticity. N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptors play a key role in synaptic potentiation in the anterior cingulate cortex. Most previous studies of calcium signaling focus on hippocampal neurons, little is known about the activity-induced calcium signals in the anterior cingulate cortex. In the present study, we show that NMDA receptor-mediated postsynaptic calcium signals induced by different synaptic stimulation in anterior cingulate cortex pyramidal neurons...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724382/activation-of-cannabinoid-receptor-type-2-attenuates-surgery-induced-cognitive-impairment-in-mice-through-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Lingling Sun, Rui Dong, Xin Xu, Xi Yang, Mian Peng
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation plays a major role in postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). Accumulated evidence indicates that cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2R) can mediate anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects in part by controlling microglial activity. However, the impact of CB2R on postoperative cognition has not been investigated. We hypothesized that CB2R is involved in surgery-induced cognitive impairment in adult mice. METHODS: Adult C57BL/6 mice were subjected to intramedullary fixation surgery for tibial fracture under isoflurane anesthesia and CB2R agonist (JWH133) or CB2R antagonist (AM630) treatment...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724039/treatment-of-digital-ulcers-in-systemic-sclerosis-case-series-study-of-thirteen-patients-and-discussion-on-outcome
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Yahia Abuowda, Raquel Sousa Almeida, Ana Alves Oliveira, Petra Pego, Cristina Santos, João Matos-Costa
Introduction: In systemic sclerosis (SSc), digital ulcers (DU) are debilitating and recurrent. They are markers of prognosis and are associated with disability and mortality. Treatment strategies have been developed to block the proposed mechanisms of this complication. Objective: Clinical description of a population of SSc patients with DU, treatment, complications and outcome. Method: Analysis of 48 SSc patients meeting 2013 ACR-EULAR criteria, followed between 1999-2015; 13 patients had DU...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
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