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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937614/a-novel-vav3-homolog-identified-in-lamprey-lampetra-japonica-with-roles-in-lipopolysaccharide-mediated-immune-response
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Yanqi Shen, Yishan Zhang, Yinglun Han, Peng Su, Meng Gou, Yue Pang, Qingwei Li, Xin Liu
Vav guanine nucleotide exchange factor 3 (Vav3), a Rho family GTPase, regulates multiple cell signaling pathways including those of T- and B-cell receptors in vertebrates through mediating the activities of the Rho family members. Whether the lamprey possesses Vav3 homolog and what role it plays in immune response remain unknown. Gene cloning, recombinant expression, antibody production and expression pattern analyses were performed to characterize the lamprey Vav3 in the current study. The lamprey Vav3 is closer to jawed vertebrates' Vav3 molecules (about 53% identities in general) than to Vav2 molecules of jawless and jawed vertebrates (about 51% identities in general) in sequence similarity...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936275/a-bio-inspired-method-for-direct-measurement-of-local-wall-shear-rates-with-micrometer-localization-using-the-multimeric-protein-von-willebrand-factor-as-sensor-molecule
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Klaus Bonazza, Bernhard Scheichl, Johannes Frank, Hanspeter Rottensteiner, Gerald Schrenk, Gernot Friedbacher, Peter L Turecek, Friedrich Scheiflinger, Günter Allmaier
Wall shear rates are critical for a broad variety of fluidic phenomena and are taken into account in nearly every experimental or simulation study. Generally, shear rates are not observable directly but rather derived from other parameters such as pressure and flow, often assuming somehow idealized systems. However, there is a biological system which is able to constantly measure the wall shear as a part of a regulatory circuit: The blood circulation system takes advantage of shear rate sensor (protein)molecules (multimeric forms of von Willebrand Factor, VWF), which are dissolved in the blood plasma and dramatically change their conformation under shear conditions...
July 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935714/profiling-mhc-ii-immunopeptidome-of-blood-stage-malaria-reveals-that-cdc1-control-the-functionality-of-parasite-specific-cd4-t-cells
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Marion Draheim, Myriam F Wlodarczyk, Karine Crozat, Jean-Michel Saliou, Tchilabalo Dilezitoko Alayi, Stanislas Tomavo, Ali Hassan, Anna Salvioni, Claudia Demarta-Gatsi, John Sidney, Alessandro Sette, Marc Dalod, Antoine Berry, Olivier Silvie, Nicolas Blanchard
In malaria, CD4 Th1 and T follicular helper (TFH) cells are important for controlling parasite growth, but Th1 cells also contribute to immunopathology. Moreover, various regulatory CD4 T-cell subsets are critical to hamper pathology. Yet the antigen-presenting cells controlling Th functionality, as well as the antigens recognized by CD4 T cells, are largely unknown. Here, we characterize the MHC II immunopeptidome presented by DC during blood-stage malaria in mice. We establish the immunodominance hierarchy of 14 MHC II ligands derived from conserved parasite proteins...
September 21, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934256/transcriptome-analysis-of-sex-related-genes-in-the-blood-clam-tegillarca-granosa
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Heng Chen, Guoqiang Xiao, Xueliang Chai, Xingguan Lin, Jun Fang, Shuangshuang Teng
BACKGROUND: Blood clams (Tegillarca granosa) are one of the most commercial shellfish in China and South Asia with wide distribution in Indo-Pacific tropical to temperate estuaries. However, recent data indicate a decline in the germplasm of this species. Furthermore, the molecular mechanisms underpinning reproductive regulation remain unclear and information regarding genetic diversity is limited. Understanding the reproductive biology of shellfish is important in interpreting their embryology development, reproduction and population structure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930860/preoperative-infrarenal-abdominal-aorta-balloon-catheter-occlusion-combined-with-bakri-tamponade-reduced-maternal-morbidity-of-placenta-increta-percreta
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Chanjuan Zeng, Mengyuan Yang, Yiling Ding, Ling Yu, Wen Deng, Yu Hu, Xiujuan Gong
BACKGROUND: Placenta increta/percreta is an increasingly common and life-threatening obstetric complication. It poses a management challenge to clinicians. The present study aimed to evaluate efficacy and safety of preoperative placement of infrarenal abdominal aorta balloon catheter (IAABC) alone or combined with Bakri tamponade for the management of cases with placenta increta/percreta. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all cases with placenta increta/percreta at a tertiary referral teaching hospital in China between the year 2014 and 2017...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928327/the-technique-of-laparoscopic-hepatic-bisegmentectomy-with-regional-lymphadenectomy-for-gallbladder-cancer
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Hirdaya H Nag, Prithivi Raj, Kshitij Sisodia
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic hepatic bisegmentectomy (s4b and s5) with regional lymphadenectomy (LHBRL) for patients with gallbladder cancer (GBC) is rarely reported. AIMS: The aim of the study was to describe the technique of LHBRL in patients with GBC and to present our initial experience. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on twenty patients with GBC who were considered for LHBRL by the described technique. These patients either had a suspicion of GBC (SGBC) or had an incidental diagnosis of GBC (IGBC)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927919/results-of-conservative-follow-up-or-surgical-treatment-of-mayamoya-patients-who-present-without-hemorrhage-tia-or-stroke
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Rutao Luo, Faliang Gao, Xiaofeng Deng, Dong Zhang, Yan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The epidemiology of asymptomatic Moyamoya disease (MMD) is still unclear, and the best management remains controversial. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prognosis of these patients with different management, conservative follow-up or surgical treatment. METHODS: This prospective cohort study screened a series of 696 consecutive MMD patients from 2009 to 2015. Patients with any episodes of hemorrhage and ischemic stroke or TIA were excluded. Finally, 61 patients who were followed up for at least 12 months were included, with 52 patients underwent surgical treatment and 9 patients underwent conservative follow-up...
September 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927039/an-unexpected-invasive-hydatidiform-mole-in-a-rudimentary-uterine-horn-a-case-report
#8
Manfei Si, Peng Li, Zeng Yuan, Hui Ma, Baoxia Cui, Beihua Kong
Rudimentary horns of the uterus develop as a result of a partial non-development of one Müllerian duct, a type of congenital uterine anomaly. Pregnancy in a rudimentary horn is uncommon and the outcome tends to be poor, with the majority of cases resulting in rupture between 10 and 15 gestational weeks, with significant risk of morbidity and mortality. Regardless of the availability of imagiological procedures and the advances being made in this field, the diagnosis of this type of ectopic pregnancy often only occurs during laparotomy or laparoscopy subsequent to abdominal pain and collapse...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924231/population-genomics-of-virulence-genes-of-plasmodium-falciparum-in-clinical-isolates-from-uganda
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Shazia Ruybal-Pesántez, Kathryn E Tiedje, Gerry Tonkin-Hill, Thomas S Rask, Moses R Kamya, Bryan Greenhouse, Grant Dorsey, Michael F Duffy, Karen P Day
Plasmodium falciparum causes a spectrum of malarial disease from asymptomatic to uncomplicated through to severe. Investigations of parasite virulence have associated the expression of distinct variants of the major surface antigen of the blood stages known as Pf EMP1 encoded by up to 60 var genes per genome. Looking at the population genomics of var genes in cases of uncomplicated malaria, we set out to determine if there was any evidence of a selective sweep of specific var genes or clonal epidemic structure related to the incidence of uncomplicated disease in children...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923654/case-report-of-extensive-isolated-spontaneous-celiac-trunk-dissection-after-liver-transplantation
#10
K Iwaki, S Yagi, T Iida, E Ogawa, Y Masano, T Tajima, S Okumura, G Yamamoto, N Kamo, K Taura, T Kaido, S Uemoto
Arterial dissection is a rare complication after liver transplantation (LT). We report a case of extensive isolated spontaneous celiac trunk dissection (ISCTD) up to the proper hepatic artery, left gastric artery, and splenic artery after living donor liver transplantation. A 48-year-old woman with cryptogenic liver cirrhosis underwent living donor liver transplantation. Intraoperative and postoperative Doppler ultrasound revealed sufficient flow in the hepatic artery, portal vein, and hepatic vein. On postoperative day (POD) 10, Doppler ultrasound showed reduction of hepatic arterial flow...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923023/comparative-transcriptomics-of-female-and-male-gametocytes-in-plasmodium-berghei-and-the-evolution-of-sex-in-alveolates
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Lee M Yeoh, Christopher D Goodman, Vanessa Mollard, Geoffrey I McFadden, Stuart A Ralph
BACKGROUND: The clinical symptoms of malaria are caused by the asexual replication of Plasmodium parasites in the blood of the vertebrate host. To spread to new hosts, however, the malaria parasite must differentiate into sexual forms, termed gametocytes, which are ingested by a mosquito vector. Sexual differentiation produces either female or male gametocytes, and involves significant morphological and biochemical changes. These transformations prepare gametocytes for the rapid progression to gamete formation and fertilisation, which occur within 20 min of ingestion...
September 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922626/the-typhi-colonization-factor-tcf-is-encoded-by-multiple-non-typhoidal-salmonella-serovars-but-exhibits-a-varying-expression-profile-and-interchanging-contribution-to-intestinal-colonization
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Shalhevet Azriel, Alina Goren, Inna Shomer, Gili Aviv, Galia Rahav, Ohad Gal-Mor
Salmonella enterica serovars Typhi and Paratyphi A are human-restricted pathogens and the leading causative agents of enteric fever. The Typhi colonization factor (Tcf) is a chaperone-usher fimbria, thought to play a role in the host-specificity of typhoidal serovars. Here we show that the tcf cluster (tcfABCD tinR tioA) is present in at least 25 non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) serovars and demonstrate its native expression in clinically-important serovars including Schwarzengrund, 9,12:l,v:-, Choleraesuis, Bredeney, Heidelberg, Montevideo, Virchow and Infantis...
September 18, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919630/deep-vein-thrombosis-in-a-post-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-patient-successful-conservative-management
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S H Sarker, A K Miraj, M A Hossain, M Aftabuddin
Deep vein thrombosis is an alarming medical emergency. Deep vein thrombosis or deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein predominantly in the legs. Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting deep vein thrombosis is a very rare medical condition relatively in Asian. Approximately 80% of deep vein thrombosis (DVTs) is clinically asymptomatic, 20% of those that actually demonstrate signs and symptoms can be easily confused with symptoms of other commonly presenting musculoskeletal disorders...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919596/outcome-of-pregnancy-related-acute-kidney-injury-observed-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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S U Ahammed, A A Chowdhury, A S Roy, M A Muqueet, M A Rahman, M S Kabir, M G Rabbani, M Asadujjaman, M B Hossain, M Akhtaruzzaman, S K Das, E H Khan, M A Islam, M J Hasan, M A Rahman, R K Talukder, J Ara, G C Barman, P P Roy, M K Saha, D Mondal
This prospective case control study was carried out in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) from April 2011 to March 2012. The main objective of the study was to determine the short term maternal outcome of pregnancy related Acute Kidney Injury and to identify aetiological factors and to observe clinical features of pregnancy related Acute Kidney Injury. Total 60 pregnant women with AKI were included in the study as sample and equal (60) number of pregnant women with normal renal function was taken as control...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916408/robot-assisted-kidney-transplantation-the-european-experience
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Alberto Breda, Angelo Territo, Luis Gausa, Volkan Tuğcu, Antonio Alcaraz, Mireia Musquera, Karel Decaestecker, Liesbeth Desender, Michael Stockle, Martin Janssen, Paolo Fornara, Nasreldin Mohammed, Giampaolo Siena, Sergio Serni, Luis Guirado, Carma Facundo, Nicolas Doumerc
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted kidney transplantation (RAKT) has recently been introduced to reduce the morbidity of open kidney transplantation (KT). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate perioperative and early postoperative RAKT outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This was a multicenter prospective observational study of 120 patients who underwent RAKT, predominantly with a living donor kidney, in eight European institutions between July 2015 and May 2017, with minimum follow-up of 1 mo...
September 12, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916307/extreme-conservation-of-mirna-complements-in-opisthorchiids
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Vladimir Y Ovchinnikov, Viatcheslav A Mordvinov, Bastian Fromm
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important gene regulators that are key players in animal development and diseases. They are excreted in extracellular vesicles and because they were shown to be taken up by host cells they have been proposed as mediators of parasite-host communication, and potential biomarkers for the detection of parasitic infections from host blood. Consequently, it is crucial to precisely know the miRNA complements of medically important agents such as the liver flukes of the Opisthorchiidae. Using publicly available and new datasets we curated and reannotated the surprisingly small and variable miRNA complements previously described for Opisthorchis viverrini, O...
September 12, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915243/rapid-actionable-diagnosis-of-urban-epidemic-leptospirosis-using-a-pathogenic-leptospira-lipl32-based-real-time-pcr-assay
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Irina N Riediger, Robyn A Stoddard, Guilherme S Ribeiro, Sueli M Nakatani, Suzana D R Moreira, Irene Skraba, Alexander W Biondo, Mitermayer G Reis, Alex R Hoffmaster, Joseph M Vinetz, Albert I Ko, Elsio A Wunder
BACKGROUND: With a conservatively estimated 1 million cases of leptospirosis worldwide and a 5-10% fatality rate, the rapid diagnosis of leptospirosis leading to effective clinical and public health decision making is of high importance, and yet remains a challenge. METHODOLOGY: Based on parallel, population-based studies in two leptospirosis-endemic regions in Brazil, a real-time PCR assay which detects lipL32, a gene specifically present in pathogenic Leptospira, was assessed for the diagnostic effectiveness and accuracy...
September 15, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912502/caloric-restriction-delays-age-related-methylation-drift
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Shinji Maegawa, Yue Lu, Tomomitsu Tahara, Justin T Lee, Jozef Madzo, Shoudan Liang, Jaroslav Jelinek, Ricki J Colman, Jean-Pierre J Issa
In mammals, caloric restriction consistently results in extended lifespan. Epigenetic information encoded by DNA methylation is tightly regulated, but shows a striking drift associated with age that includes both gains and losses of DNA methylation at various sites. Here, we report that epigenetic drift is conserved across species and the rate of drift correlates with lifespan when comparing mice, rhesus monkeys, and humans. Twenty-two to 30-year-old rhesus monkeys exposed to 30% caloric restriction since 7-14 years of age showed attenuation of age-related methylation drift compared to ad libitum-fed controls such that their blood methylation age appeared 7 years younger than their chronologic age...
September 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912346/the-blood-pressure-lowering-effect-of-20-hete-blockade-in-cyp4a14-mice-is-associated-with-natriuresis
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Varunkumar Pandey, Victor Garcia, Ankit Gilani, Priyanka Mishra, Frank Fan Zhang, Mahesh P Paudyal, John R Falck, Alberto Nasjletti, Wen-Hui Wang, Michal L Schwartzman
20-Hydroxy-5,8,11,14-eicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) has been linked to pro- and anti-hypertensive actions through its ability to promote vasoconstriction and inhibit Na transport in the ascending limb of the loop of Henle, respectively. In this study, we assessed the effects of 20-HETE blockade on blood pressure, renal hemodynamics and urinary sodium excretion in Cyp4a14(-/-) male mice, which display androgen-driven 20-HETE-dependent hypertension. Administration of 20-SOLA, a water-soluble 20-HETE antagonist, in the drinking water normalized blood pressure of male Cyp4a14(-/-) hypertensive mice (124± vs 153± mmHg) while having no effect on age-matched normotensive wild-type male mice...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911907/microrna-22-controls-interferon-alpha-production-and-erythroid-maturation-in-response-to-infectious-stress-in-mice
#20
Claudine S Kadmon, Cameron T Landers, Haiyan S Li, Stephanie S Watowich, Antony Rodriguez, Katherine Y King
MicroRNA-22 (miR-22) is a highly conserved microRNA that can regulate cell proliferation, oncogenesis, and cell maturation, especially during stress. In hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) miR-22 has been reported to be involved in the regulation of key self-renewal factors including Tet2. Recent work demonstrates that miR-22 also participates in regulation of the interferon response, and expression profiling studies suggest that it is variably expressed at different stages in erythroid differentiation. We thus hypothesized that miR-22 regulates maturation of erythroid progenitors during stress hematopoiesis through its interaction with interferon...
September 11, 2017: Experimental Hematology
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