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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651338/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-tumor-hpv-status-on-outcome-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-unresectable-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-hnscc-receiving-cisplatin-5-fluorouracil-with-or-without-docetaxel-a-subset-analysis-of-eortc-24971-study
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A Psyrri, C Fortpied, G Koutsodontis, M Avgeris, C Kroupis, N Goutas, J Menis, L Herman, L Giurgea, E Remenar, M Degardin, I S Pateras, J A Langendijk, C van Herpen, A Awada, J R Germà-Lluch, H R Kienzer, L Licitra, J B Vermorken
Background: EORTC 24971 was a phase III trial demonstrating superiority of induction regimen TPF over PF, in terms of progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in locoregionally advanced unresectable HNSCC. We conducted a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data aiming to evaluate whether only HPV(-) patients (pts) benefit from adding docetaxel to PF, in which case de-intensifying induction treatment in HPV(+) pts could be considered. Methods: Pre-therapy tumor biopsies (blocks or slides) were assessed for high-risk HPV by p16 immunohistochemistry, PCR and qPCR...
June 23, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651321/methane-production-and-characteristics-of-the-microbial-community-in-a-two-stage-fixed-bed-anaerobic-reactor-using-molasses
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Xingyao Meng, Xufeng Yuan, Jiwei Ren, Xiaofen Wang, Wanbin Zhu, Zongjun Cui
Molasses is a typical feedstock for fermentation, but the effluent is hard to treat. In this study, molasses containing a high concentration of organic matter was treated by a two-stage Fix-bed reactor system with an increased organic loading rate (OLR). The results indicated at high molasses loading rate, the two-stage system was more efficient (i.e. organic matter removal, the COD of effluent and biogas production) than the single-stage system. The relative abundance of Anaerolineaceae and W5_norank was higher in the first stage (R1), where these organisms digest carbohydrates, while the second stage (R2) had higher relative abundance of Synergistaceae and SB-1_norank, which digest VFAs and decomposition-resistant compounds to produce compounds used by hydrogen methanogens...
May 31, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651180/does-a-short-term-exposure-to-atrazine-provoke-cellular-senescence-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Marta Esperanza, Magali Houde, Marta Seoane, Ángeles Cid, Carmen Rioboo
The aim of this study was to investigate the impacts and modes of action of a chemical and nutrient deprivation on the cellular senescence process of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Several molecular and cellular parameters related to senescence phenomena were monitored in C. reinhardtii cells exposed for 24h to a sublethal concentration (0.25μM) of the herbicide atrazine and in unexposed 96h cells in an early stationary phase of growth. All endpoints showed the same pattern of response between treatments, except for the intracellular level of calcium, where a significant increase was observed in 24h-exposed cultures compared to 24h-log controls...
June 19, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651003/iron-elevation-and-adipose-tissue-remodeling-in-the-epididymal-depot-of-a-mouse-model-of-polygenic-obesity
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Xiaoya Ma, Vinh T Pham, Hiroyuki Mori, Ormond A MacDougald, Yatrik M Shah, Peter F Bodary
BACKGROUND: Iron dysregulation is a potential contributor to the pathology of obesity-related metabolic complications. KK/HIJ (KK) mice, a polygenic obese mouse model, have elevated serum iron levels. A subset of KK male mice display a bronzing of epididymal adipose tissue (eAT) associated with >100-fold (p<0.001) higher iron concentration. METHODS: To further phenotype and characterize the adipose tissue iron overload, 27 male KK mice were evaluated. 14 had bronzing eAT and 13 had normal appearing eAT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650978/a-study-of-ticks-and-tick-borne-livestock-pathogens-in-pakistan
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Shahid Karim, Khemraj Budachetri, Nabanita Mukherjee, Jaclyn Williams, Asma Kausar, Muhammad Jawadul Hassan, Steven Adamson, Scot E Dowd, Dmitry Apanskevich, Abdullah Arijo, Zia Uddin Sindhu, Muhammad Azam Kakar, Raja Muhammad Dilpazir Khan, Shafiq Ullah, Muhammad Sohail Sajid, Abid Ali, Zafar Iqbal
BACKGROUND: As obligate blood-feeding arthropods, ticks transmit pathogens to humans and domestic animals more often than other arthropod vectors. Livestock farming plays a vital role in the rural economy of Pakistan, and tick infestation causes serious problems with it. However, research on tick species diversity and tick-borne pathogens has rarely been conducted in Pakistan. In this study, a systematic investigation of the tick species infesting livestock in different ecological regions of Pakistan was conducted to determine the microbiome and pathobiome diversity in the indigenous ticks...
June 26, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650965/epigenetic-adaptation-of-the-placental-serotonin-transporter-gene-slc6a4-to-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Sofia Blazevic, Marina Horvaticek, Maja Kesic, Peter Zill, Dubravka Hranilovic, Marina Ivanisevic, Gernot Desoye, Jasminka Stefulj
We tested the hypothesis that gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) alters the DNA methylation pattern of the fetal serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4), and examined the functional relevance of DNA methylation for regulation of the SLC6A4 expression in the human placenta. The study included 50 mother-infant pairs. Eighteen mothers were diagnosed with GDM and 32 had normal glucose tolerance (NGT). All neonates were of normal birth weight and born at term by planned Cesarean section. DNA and RNA were isolated from samples of tissue collected from the fetal side of the placenta immediately after delivery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650087/educational-strategies-and-art-effect-on-salivary-characteristics-a-controlled-clinical-trial
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Camila Nobre de Freitas, Paula Midori Castelo, Karina Guedes de Sousa, Gabriela Caroline Alonso, Fernando Luiz Affonso Fonseca, Marlise Inês Klein, Taís de Souza Barbosa
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate educational strategies and ART-restoration impact on salivary physicochemical and microbiological characteristics. DESIGN: Two groups of 6-7-yr-old children were included: GART , with at least one decayed primary molar (n=36), submitted to 4 sessions of oral health educational strategy (OHES) and ART-restoration; GC , a paired caries-free group (n=36), submitted to 4 sessions of OHES. Three evaluations were carried out: baseline, one week after OHES and one month after OHES or ART, when biofilm and gingivitis frequencies, salivary flow, pH, buffer capacity, calcium and phosphorus concentrations were assessed...
June 26, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649807/microrna-196-regulates-hox-gene-expression-in-human-gluteal-adipose-tissue
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Adeline Divoux, Hui Xie, Jian-Liang Li, Kalypso Karastergiou, Ranjan J Perera, R Jeffrey Chang, Susan K Fried, Steven R Smith
OBJECTIVE: Lower body fat is associated with diminishing cardiometabolic risk. Physiological differences between gluteofemoral and abdominal subcutaneous adipocyte functions are known, but the molecular basis for depot differences in adipocyte function is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to identify depot differences in microRNA (miRNA) expression in human abdominal and gluteofemoral subcutaneous adipose tissues and their implication in gene regulation. METHODS: Abdominal and gluteofemoral adipose tissue aspirates obtained from 18 participants (9 male and 9 female, age 30 ± 1...
June 25, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649706/improving-efficiency-of-viability-qpcr-for-selective-detection-of-infectious-hav-in-food-and-water-samples
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W Randazzo, Joaquín Piqueras, Jesús Rodríguez-Díaz, R Aznar, G Sánchez
AIM: To improve the efficacy of intercalating dyes to distinguishing between infectious and inactivated hepatitis A virus (HAV) in food. METHODS AND RESULTS: Different intercalating dyes were evaluated for the discrimination between infectious and thermally-inactivated HAV suspensions combining with the RT-qPCR proposed in the ISO 15216. Among them, PMAxx was the best dye in removing the RT-qPCR signal from inactivated HAV. Applied to lettuce and spinach, PMAxx-Triton pretreatment resulted in complete removal of the RT-qPCR signal from inactivated HAV...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649584/data-for-characterization-of-salk_084889-a-t-dna-insertion-line-of-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Mingqi Zhou, Anna-Lisa Paul, Robert J Ferl
In this article we report the identification of T-DNA (transfer DNA) insertion sites within two different gene regions in the genome of an Arabidopsis mutant line, SALK_084889. The T-DNA positions are in the 3' UTR (untranslated region) of DREB2A (Dehydration-responsive element-binding protein 2A) (AT5G05410) and promoter of LOX1 (Lipoxygenase 1) (AT1G55020) as determined by DNA-PCR and sanger sequencing. The expression levels of DREB2A and LOX1 were also analyzed using quantitative realtime PCR (qPCR) in SALK_084889 and wild type Arabidopsis (Col, Columbia)...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649469/distinct-patterns-in-the-gut-microbiota-after-surgical-or-medical-therapy-in-obese-patients
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Daniel A Medina, Juan P Pedreros, Dannae Turiel, Nicolas Quezada, Fernando Pimentel, Alex Escalona, Daniel Garrido
Bariatric surgery is highly successful in improving health compared to conventional dietary treatments. It has been suggested that the gut microbiota is a relevant factor in weight loss after bariatric surgery. Considering that bariatric procedures cause different rearrangements of the digestive tract, they probably have different effects on the gut microbiota. In this study, we compared the impact of medical treatment, sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on the gut microbiota from obese subjects...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649366/pneumocystis-jirovecii-detection-in-asymptomatic-patients-what-does-its-natural-history-tell-us
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REVIEW
Alexandre Alanio, Stéphane Bretagne
Pneumocystis jirovecii is an unusual ascomycetous fungus that can be detected in the lungs of healthy individuals. Transmission from human to human is one of its main characteristics in comparison with other fungi responsible for invasive infections. P. jirovecii is transmitted through the air between healthy individuals, who are considered to be the natural reservoir, at least transiently. In immunocompromised patients, P. jirovecii multiplies, leading to subacute infections and acute life-threatening pneumonia, called Pneumocystis pneumonia [PCP]...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649287/regulating-role-of-fetal-thyroid-hormones-on-placental-mitochondrial-dna-methylation-epidemiological-evidence-from-the-environage-birth-cohort-study
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Bram G Janssen, Hyang-Min Byun, Harry A Roels, Wilfried Gyselaers, Joris Penders, Andrea A Baccarelli, Tim S Nawrot
BACKGROUND: Fetal development largely depends on thyroid hormone availability and proper placental function with an important role played by placental mitochondria. The biological mechanisms by which thyroid hormones exert their effects on mitochondrial function are not well understood. We investigated the role of fetal thyroid hormones on placental mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content and mtDNA methylation. We collected placental tissue and cord blood from 305 mother-child pairs that were enrolled between February 2010 and June 2014 in the ENVIRONAGE (ENVIRonmental influence ON early AGEing) birth cohort (province of Limburg, Belgium)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649092/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr-is-a-potential-tumour-suppressor-in-pituitary-adenomas
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Robert Formosa, Joseph Borg, Josanne Vassallo
Pituitary adenomas (PA) represent the largest group of intracranial neoplasms, yet the molecular mechanisms driving this disease remain largely unknown. The aim of this study was to use high-throughput screening to identify molecular pathways that may be playing a significant and consistent role in PA. RNA profiling using microarrays on eight local PAs identified the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) signalling pathway as a key canonical pathway down-regulated in all PA types. This was confirmed by qPCR in 31 tumours...
June 25, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648804/the-single-igf-1-partial-deficiency-is-responsible-for-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-is-restored-by-igf-1-replacement-therapy
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M Olleros Santos-Ruiz, M C Sádaba, I Martín-Estal, U Muñoz, C Sebal Neira, I Castilla-Cortázar
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We previously described in cirrhosis and aging, both conditions of IGF-1 deficiency, a clear hepatic mitochondrial dysfunction with increased oxidative damage. In both conditions, the hepatic mitochondrial function was improved with low doses of IGF-1. The aim of this work was to explore if the only mere IGF-1 partial deficiency, without any exogenous insult, is responsible for hepatic mitochondrial dysfunction. METHODS: Heterozygous (igf1(+/-)) mice were divided into two groups: untreated and treated mice with low doses of IGF-1...
June 2, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647730/qiliqiangxin-attenuates-adverse-cardiac-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction-in-ovariectomized-mice-via-activation-of-ppar%C3%AE
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Shutong Shen, Huimin Jiang, Yihua Bei, Jialiang Zhang, Haifeng Zhang, Hongsheng Zhu, Chenlin Zhang, Wenming Yao, Cong Wei, Hongcai Shang, Xinli Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study was designed to investigate the therapeutic effect of traditional Chinese medication Qiliqiangxin (QLQX) on adverse cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI) in bilateral ovariectomized (OVX) female mice. METHODS: Eight-week old female C57BL/6 mice were operated to ligate the left anterior descending coronary artery seven days after bilateral ovariectomy and were orally administered either QLQX or vehicle. 21 days after ligation, echocardiography was performed to evaluate the heart function of all mice...
June 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647698/increased-expression-of-follistatin-in-breast-cancer-reduces-invasiveness-and-clinically-correlates-with-better-survival
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Catherine Zabkiewicz, Jeyna Resaul, Rachel Hargest, Wen Guo Jiang, Lin Ye
BACKGROUND/AIM: Activin and its antagonist follistatin (FST) have been implicated in several solid tumours. This study investigated the role of FST in breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: FST expression was examined using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and immunohistochemistry in a cohort of breast cancer samples. Expression was correlated to pathological and prognostic parameters in our patient cohort...
July 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647567/stearoyl-coa-desaturase-regulates-sorafenib-resistance-via-modulation-of-er-stress-induced-differentiation
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Mark Kin Fai Ma, Eunice Yuen Ting Lau, Doris Hoi Wing Leung, Jessica Lo, Nicole Pui Yu Ho, Lily Kwan Wai Cheng, Stephanie Ma, Chi Ho Lin, John A Copland, Jin Ding, Regina Cheuk Lam Lo, Irene Oi Lin Ng, Terence Kin Wah Lee
We investigated the functional role and clinical significance of Stearoyl CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) mediated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in regulation of liver tumor-initiating cells (T-ICs) and sorafenib resistance, aiming to develop a novel therapeutic strategy against hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) METHODS We evaluated the clinic-pathological relevance of SCD1 and its correlation with sorafenib resistance in large cohorts of HCC clinical samples by qPCR and immunohistochemical analyses. Lentiviral-based overexpression and knockdown approaches were performed to characterize functional roles of SCD1 in regulation of liver T-ICs and sorafenib resistance...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647345/cutaneous-nod2-expression-regulates-the-skin-microbiome-and-wound-healing-in-a-murine-model
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Helen Williams, Rachel A Crompton, Helen A Thomason, Laura Campbell, Gurdeep Singh, Andrew J McBain, Sheena M Cruickshank, Matthew J Hardman
The skin microbiome exists in dynamic equilibrium with the host but when the skin is compromised, bacteria can colonise the wound and impair wound healing. Thus the interplay between normal skin-microbial interactions versus pathogenic-microbial interactions in wound repair is important. Bacteria are recognised by innate host pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and we previously demonstrated an important role for the PRR NOD2 (nucleotide-binding oligomerisation domains-containing protein 2) in skin wound repair...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647289/dysregulation-of-mir-499-mir-708-and-mir-1908-during-a-depression-episode-in-bipolar-disorders
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Ewa Banach, Monika Dmitrzak-Weglarz, Joanna Pawlak, Pawel Kapelski, Aleksandra Szczepankiewicz, Aleksandra Rajewska-Rager, Agnieszka Slopien, Maria Skibinska, Piotr Czerski, Joanna Hauser
Affective disorders include unipolar disorder (UP) (depression episodes) and bipolar disorder (BP) (depression and mania episodes). Currently, no biological markers are known that can help to differentiate these disorders. However, recent studies have suggested that psychiatric disorders can be connected with small, non-coding RNA, like microRNA. The objective of this study was to analyse the expression level of three microRNAs (miR-499, miR-708, miR-1908) in bipolar and unipolar disorder during depression episodes and after entering the remission state...
June 21, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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