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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706506/identification-of-brca1-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor-targeted-therapy-in-breast-cancer
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Tali Cohen-Sinai, Zoya Cohen, Haim Werner, Raanan Berger
The insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF1R) emerged in recent years as a promising therapeutic target in oncology. Identification of potential biomarkers capable of predicting response to IGF1R-targeted therapy is of cardinal importance. Tumor suppressor BRCA1 has important roles in multiple pathways, including gene transcription, DNA damage repair, and control of apoptosis. Early studies have identified the IGF1R gene as a downstream target for inhibitory regulation by wild-type, but not mutant, BRCA1...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706366/gnrh-antagonist-cetrorelix-administration-before-hcg-for-protection-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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Sherif A Hebisha, Banan A Aboelazm, H N Sallam
OBJECTIVE: Studying the effect of GnRH antagonist administration on the day of hCG to cases of IVF/ICSI with estradiol level above 5000 ng/dl for protection of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. DESIGN: Prospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients undergoing controlled hyperstimulation COH, for IVF/ICSI using long agonist and E2 level on the day of hCG, are above 5000 ng/dl, 52 patients received single dose of cetrorelix 0.25 mg on the day of hCG, and 8 patients received two doses of 0...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680360/oxidative-stress-markers-in-gnrh-agonist-and-antagonist-protocols-in-ivf
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Lidija Tulić, Snežana Vidaković, Ivan Tulić, Marijana Ćurčić, Jelena Stojnić, Katarina Jeremić
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to study the effect of GnRH agonist and antagonist protocols of ovarian stimulation on oxidative stress parameters in serum and the influence of oxidative stress parameters change on the outcome of IVF cycles. METHODS: This prospective study included 82 patients who underwent IVF procedures. We determined SOD, MDA and SH groups in serum. Serum samples were obtained between the second and fourth day of the cycle and on the day of HCG administration during ovarian stimulation...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678398/cannabinoid-induced-tetrad-in-mice
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Mathilde Metna-Laurent, Miguel Mondésir, Agnès Grel, Monique Vallée, Pier-Vincenzo Piazza
Cannabinoid-induced tetrad is a preclinical model commonly used to evaluate if a pharmacological compound is an agonist of the central type-1 cannabinoid (CB1) receptor in rodents. The tetrad is characterized by hypolocomotion, hypothermia, catalepsy, and analgesia, four phenotypes that are induced by acute administration of CB1 agonists exemplified by the prototypic cannabinoid delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This unit describes a standard protocol in mice to induce tetrad phenotypes with THC as reference cannabinoid...
July 5, 2017: Current Protocols in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677422/evaluation-of-a-standardized-perioperative-management-protocol-in-the-adult-hematology-anticoagulation-management-service
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Diane J Lum, Patricia A Ross, Martin A Bishop, Michelle L Caetano, Michael B Streiff
BACKGROUND: In North America, 250,000 patients on vitamin K antagonists require surgical procedures each year. Temporary interruption of oral anticoagulation and perioperative bridging therapy with unfractionated heparin or low-molecular-weight heparin are recommended by the American College of Chest Physicians 2012 for select patients. OBJECTIVES: The study objectives are to evaluate adherence and nonadherence to the Johns Hopkins clinic guidelines for perioperative management of anticoagulation and identify bleeding or thromboembolic events during perioperative management of anticoagulation...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671755/discriminating-agonist-from-antagonist-ligands-of-the-nuclear-receptors-using-different-chemoinformatics-approaches
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Nathalie Lagarde, Solenne Delahaye, Aurore Jérémie, Nesrine Ben Nasr, Hélène Guillemain, Charly Empereur-Mot, Vincent Laville, Taoufik Labib, Manon Réau, Florent Langenfeld, Jean-François Zagury, Matthieu Montes
Nuclear receptors (NRs) constitute an important class of therapeutic targets. During the last 4 years, we tackled the pharmacological profile assessment of NR ligands for which we constructed the NRLiSt BDB. We evaluated and compared the performance of different virtual screening approaches: mean of molecular descriptor distribution values, molecular docking and 3D pharmacophore models. The simple comparison of the distribution profiles of 4885 molecular descriptors between the agonist and antagonist datasets didn't provide satisfying results...
July 3, 2017: Molecular Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661216/luteal-phase-protocol-in-poor-ovarian-response-a-comparative-study-with-an-antagonist-protocol
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Yan Wu, Fu-Chun Zhao, Yong Sun, Pei-Shu Liu
Objective This retrospective study compared the effect of the luteal phase ovarian stimulation protocol (LP group) with the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol (AN group) in women with poor ovarian responses. Methods Ovarian stimulation was initiated with 225 IU of human gonadotrophin (hMG) daily. When the dominant follicle diameter exceeded 13 mm, 0.25 mg of a GnRH antagonist was used daily until human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) administration in the AN group. A GnRH antagonist was not used in the LP group...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660802/efficacy-and-safety-of-ustekinumab-in-the-induction-therapy-of-tnf-%C3%AE-refractory-crohn-s-disease-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Paweł Kawalec, Paweł Moćko, Iwona Malinowska-Lipien, Tomasz Brzostek
AIM: The aim of the systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy and safety of ustekinumab in the induction therapy of anti-TNF-α failure patients with Crohn's disease. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted in Medline (PubMed), EMBASE, Cochrane Library until 30 December 2016. We included randomized controlled trials that compared efficacy (clinical response and remission) and safety profile of ustekinumab in TNF-α failure Crohn's disease patients; primary and secondary TNF-α nonresponders or intolerant patients were also assessed...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654029/measuring-g-protein-coupled-receptor-signaling-via-radio-labeled-gtp-binding
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Chirag Vasavda, Nicholas W Zaccor, Paul C Scherer, Charlotte J Sumner, Solomon H Snyder
G-Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) are a large family of transmembrane receptors that play critical roles in normal cellular physiology and constitute a major pharmacological target for multiple indications, including analgesia, blood pressure regulation, and the treatment of psychiatric disease. Upon ligand binding, GPCRs catalyze the activation of intracellular G-proteins by stimulating the incorporation of guanosine triphosphate (GTP). Activated G-proteins then stimulate signaling pathways that elicit cellular responses...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649879/a-protocol-for-ovulation-delay-in-women-who-cannot-use-estrogen-including-jewish-women-with-niddah-issues-and-a-pilot-study
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Benjamin S Rehany, Michael H Dahan
Orthodox Jewish women abstain from sexual intercourse from the commencement of menstruation until seven days after the end of menstrual bleeding at which point they can immerse themselves in a ritual bath and recommence relations. For women who ovulate prior to commencing intercourse this results in religious infertility. The traditional treatment for religious infertility is oral estrogens in the early follicular phase to delay ovulation. However, certain groups of women have contraindications to oral estrogens...
June 24, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648869/long-term-cytokine-and-growth-factor-release-from-equine-platelet-rich-fibrin-clots-obtained-with-two-different-centrifugation-protocols
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Román F Jiménez-Aristizabal, Catalina López, María E Álvarez, Carlos Giraldo, Marta Prades, Jorge U Carmona
OBJECTIVES: To compare the temporal release (over three weeks) of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 4 (IL-4), IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra), platelet-derived growth factor BB (PDGF-BB) and transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1) from two platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) preparations from equine blood obtained at either 240g/8min or 416g/10min. METHODS: Whole blood from 10 horses was used to obtain PRF clots by two different centrifugation protocols...
September 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646925/stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-versus-placebo-or-no-prophylaxis-in-adult-hospitalised-acutely-ill-patients-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Søren Marker, Anders Perner, Jørn Wetterslev, Marija Barbateskovic, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Mette Krag, Anders Granholm, Carl Thomas Anthon, Morten Hylander Møller
BACKGROUND: Stress ulcer prophylaxis is considered standard of care in many critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, the quality of evidence supporting this has recently been questioned, and clinical equipoise exists. Whether there is overall benefit or harm of stress ulcer prophylaxis in adult hospitalised acutely ill patients is unknown. Accordingly, we aim to assess patient-important benefits and harms of stress ulcer prophylaxis versus placebo or no treatment in adult hospitalised acutely ill patients with high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding irrespective of hospital setting...
June 24, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644912/biofilm-formation-and-disinfectant-resistance-of-salmonella-spp-in-mono-and-dual-species-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Xinyi Pang, Yishan Yang, Hyun-Gyun Yuk
AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the biofilm formation and disinfectant resistance of Salmonella cells in mono- and dual-species biofilms with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and to investigate the role of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) in protection of biofilms against disinfection treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS: The populations of Salmonella in mono- or dual-species biofilms with P. aeruginosa on stainless steel (SS) coupons were determined before and after exposure to commercial disinfectant, 50 μg ml(-1) chlorine or 200 μg ml(-1) Ecolab(®) Whisper(™) V (a blend of four effective quaternary ammonium compounds)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631387/umeclidinium-bromide-versus-placebo-for-people-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
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Han Ni, Aung Htet, Soe Moe
BACKGROUND: People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have poor quality of life, reduced survival, and accelerated decline in lung function, especially associated with acute exacerbations, leading to high healthcare costs. Long-acting bronchodilators are the mainstay of treatment for symptomatic improvement, and umeclidinium is one of the new long-acting muscarinic antagonists approved for treatment of patients with stable COPD. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of umeclidinium bromide versus placebo for people with stable COPD...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628863/simultaneous-quantification-of-endothelin-receptor-antagonists-and-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitors-currently-used-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Yeliz Enderle, Lukas Witt, Heinrike Wilkens, Ekkehard Grünig, Walter E Haefeli, Jürgen Burhenne
Combination treatment with endothelin receptor antagonists (ERA) and phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors (PDE5I) improved efficacy of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) therapy. However, drug-drug interactions, variable exposure, non-adherence can influence plasma levels. For these reasons, drug quantification may be advantageous particularly in patients with poor treatment responses. We developed, validated, and applied an assay for the simultaneous quantification of ambrisentan, bosentan, macitentan, sildenafil, and tadalafil as well as their main (and partly active) metabolites in human plasma...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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