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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918609/associations-among-gastric-juice-ph-atrophic-gastritis-intestinal-metaplasia-and-helicobacter-pylori-infection
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Jihee Sung, Nayoung Kim, Jongchan Lee, Young-Jae Hwang, Hyoung Woo Kim, Jung Wha Chung, Jin-Wook Kim, Dong Ho Lee
Background/Aims: Gastric juice plays a crucial role in the physiology of the stomach. The aim of this study is to evaluate associations among the pH of gastric juice, atrophic gastritis (AG), intestinal metaplasia (IM), pepsinogen, and Helicobacter pylori infection. Methods: Gastric biopsies and juice were collected from 46 subjects who underwent endoscopies at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital between November 2011 and March 2013. H. pylori, AG and IM were evaluated, and pepsinogen I or II, I/II ratio and interleukin (IL)-1β levels were measured...
September 19, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918598/triacsin-c-reduces-lipid-droplet-formation-and-induces-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-primary-rat-hepatocytes
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Carlos R P Dechandt, Felippe H Zuccolotto-Dos-Reis, Bruno G Teodoro, Anna Maria A P Fernandes, Marcos N Eberlin, Isis C Kettelhut, Carlos Curti, Luciane C Alberici
Intracellular long-chain acyl-CoA synthetases (ACSL) activate fatty acids to produce acyl-CoA, which undergoes β-oxidation and participates in the synthesis of esterified lipids such as triacylglycerol (TAG). Imbalances in these metabolic routes are closely associated with the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Triacsin C is one of the few compounds that inhibit TAG accumulation into lipid droplets (LD) by suppressing ACSL activity. Here we report that treatment of primary rat hepatocytes with triacsin C at concentrations lower than the IC50 (4...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918591/platform-model-describing-pharmacokinetic-properties-of-vc-mmae-antibody-drug-conjugates
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Matts Kågedal, Leonid Gibiansky, Jian Xu, Xin Wang, Divya Samineni, Shang-Chiung Chen, Dan Lu, Priya Agarwal, Bei Wang, Ola Saad, Neelima Koppada, Bernard M Fine, Jin Y Jin, Sandhya Girish, Chunze Li
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) developed using the valine-citrulline-MMAE (vc-MMAE) platform, consist of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) covalently bound with a potent anti-mitotic toxin (MMAE) through a protease-labile vc linker. Recently, clinical data for a variety of vc-MMAE ADCs has become available. The goal of this analysis was to develop a platform model that simultaneously described antibody-conjugated MMAE (acMMAE) pharmacokinetic (PK) data from eight vc-MMAE ADCs, against different targets and tumor indications; and to assess differences and similarities of model parameters and model predictions, between different compounds...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918581/concurrent-improvement-in-both-binge-eating-and-depressive-symptoms-with-naltrexone-bupropion-therapy-in-overweight-or-obese-subjects-with-major-depressive-disorder-in-an-open-label-uncontrolled-study
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Anna I Guerdjikova, Brandon Walsh, Kevin Shan, Amy E Halseth, Eduardo Dunayevich, Susan L McElroy
INTRODUCTION: Binge eating disorder (BED) is associated with obesity and major depressive disorder (MDD). Naltrexone extended-release (ER)/bupropion ER (NB) is approved as an adjunct to diet and physical activity for chronic weight management. In a prospectively designed 24-week open-label, single-arm, single-site trial of 25 women with MDD and overweight/obesity, NB reduced weight and depressive symptoms. METHODS: This post hoc analysis investigated the relationship between change in self-reported binge eating behavior (evaluated with the Binge Eating Scale [BES]) and changes in weight, control of eating, and depressive symptoms...
September 16, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918573/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ginkgo-biloba-extract-against-trimethyltin-induced-hippocampal-neuronal-injury
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Sukhwinder Kaur, Neha Sharma, Bimla Nehru
BACKGROUND: Despite the immense neuromodulatory potentials of Ginkgo biloba extract as a memory enhancer, its underlying mechanism seems inadequate particularly with regard to its anti-inflammatory properties. AIM: The objective of the present study is to investigate the protective potentials of Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) against hippocampal neuronal injury induced by trimethyltin (TMT), a potent neurotoxicant. METHODS: Male SD rats were administered trimethyltin (8...
September 16, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918567/expansion-of-parents-undetermined-experience-in-socioeducational-programs-extending-the-dialogical-self-theory
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Dany Boulanger
The Dialogic Self Theory (DST-Hermans et al. Integrative Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 51(4), 1-31, 2017) is extended here in its dynamic aspects through focusing on the notions of indeterminacy, emptiness and movement. Linking with Husserl, I propose moving the dialogical self (DS) from a clear position in the "repertory of the Self" to an undetermined horizon. This makes it possible to introduce "holes" (emptiness) into the schematic representation of the "repertory of the Self". Yet Husserl's concept of horizon seems to focus too much on making the indeterminable determinate...
September 16, 2017: Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918560/margin-free-excision-of-small-solid-breast-carcinomas-using-the-intact-breast-lesion-excision-system-%C3%A2-is-it-feasible
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Ioannis K Papapanagiotou, Dimitra Koulocheri, Vasileios Kalles, Paraskevi Liakou, Nikolaos V Michalopoulos, Wasim Al-Harethee, Georgia Georgiou, Maria Matiatou, Afroditi Nonni, Anastasia Pazaiti, Georgios E Theodoropoulos, Evangelos Menenakos, Georgios C Zografos
BACKGROUND: The Breast Lesion Excision System(®) (BLES(®)) is a stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast biopsy device that utilizes radiofrequency in order to excise non-palpable mammographic lesions for pathologic diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of BLES(®) in performing complete, margin-free excisions of small solid carcinomas. METHODS: Our retrospective study of prospectively enrolled patients included 50 cases of non-palpable, BIRADS ≥ 4, solid by means of mammography and sonography, lesions...
September 16, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918556/effects-of-pregabalin-on-postoperative-pain-after-hysterectomy-under-spinal-anesthesia-with-intrathecal-morphine-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Taniga Kiatchai, Vimolluck Sanansilp, Namtip Triyasunant, Sasithorn Saengprateep, Paksiree Changkittirat, Vuthinun Achariyapota
PURPOSE: To determine if preoperative pregabalin could decrease 24-h postoperative morphine consumption after spinal anesthesia with intrathecal morphine compared with placebo. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial was performed in the tertiary care center. Patients aged between 18 and 65 years who were American Society of Anesthesiologists class I-II and scheduled for abdominal hysterectomy with or without salpingo-oophorectomy were randomly allocated to a placebo or a pregabalin group...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918553/characteristic-of-microplastics-in-the-atmospheric-fallout-from-dongguan-city-china-preliminary-research-and-first-evidence
#9
Liqi Cai, Jundong Wang, Jinping Peng, Zhi Tan, Zhiwei Zhan, Xiangling Tan, Qiuqiang Chen
Microplastic pollution has exhibited a global distribution, including seas, lakes, rivers, and terrestrial environment in recent years. However, little attention was paid on the atmospheric environment, though the fact that plastic debris can escape as wind-blown debris was previously reported. Thus, characteristics of microplastics in the atmospheric fallout from Dongguan city were preliminarily studied. Microplastics of three different polymers, i.e., PE, PP, and PS, were identified. Diverse shapes of microplastics including fiber, foam, fragment, and film were found, and fiber was the dominant shape of the microplastics...
September 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918552/long-term-quality-of-life-profile-in-oncology-a-comparison-between-cancer-survivors-and-the-general-population
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Maria Antonietta Annunziata, Barbara Muzzatti, Cristiana Flaiban, Katiuscia Gipponi, Carlo Carnaghi, Paolo Tralongo, Michele Caruso, Raffaele Cavina, Umberto Tirelli
PURPOSE: Understanding the quality of life (QoL) of cancer survivors is relevant to both clinical practice and health care policy. The current study compared the QoL profile in this specific population with that of a normative sample for the general population, as well as with those of both healthy and oncological patients normative sub-samples. In addition, associations between the obtained QoL profile and the main socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample were examined...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918549/loss-of-lhci-system-affects-lhcii-re-distribution-between-thylakoid-domains-upon-state-transitions
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Mauro Bressan, Roberto Bassi, Luca Dall'Osto
LHCI, the peripheral antenna system of Photosystem I, includes four light-harvesting proteins (Lhca1-Lhca4) in higher plants, all of which are devoid in the Arabidopsis thaliana knock-out mutant ΔLhca. PSI absorption cross-section was reduced in the mutant, thus affecting the redox balance of the photosynthetic electron chain and resulting in a more reduced PQ with respect to the wild type. ΔLhca plants developed compensatory response by enhancing LHCII binding to PSI. However, the amplitude of state transitions, as measured from changes of chlorophyll fluorescence in vivo, was unexpectedly low than the high level of PSI-LHCII supercomplex established...
September 16, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918541/enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-black-liquor-xylan-by-a-novel-xylose-tolerant-thermostable-%C3%AE-xylosidase-from-a-tropical-strain-of-aureobasidium-pullulans-cbs-135684
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Wichanee Bankeeree, Rinji Akada, Pongtharin Lotrakul, Hunsa Punnapayak, Sehanat Prasongsuk
From three cell-associated β-xylosidases produced by Aureobasidium pullulans CBS 135684, the principal enzyme was enriched to apparent homogeneity and found to be active at high temperatures (60-70 °C) over a pH range of 5-9 with a specific activity of 163.3 units (U) mg(-1). The enzyme was thermostable, retaining over 80% of its initial activity after a 12-h incubation at 60 °C, with half-lives of 38, 22, and 10 h at 60, 65, and 70 °C, respectively. Moreover, it was tolerant to xylose inhibition with a K i value of 18 mM...
September 16, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918539/accelerating-vaccine-development-during-the-2013-2016-west-african-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak
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Elizabeth S Higgs, Sheri A Dubey, Beth A G Coller, Jakub K Simon, Laura Bollinger, Robert A Sorenson, Barthalomew Wilson, Martha C Nason, Lisa E Hensley
The Ebola virus disease outbreak that began in Western Africa in December 2013 was unprecedented in both scope and spread, and the global response was slower and less coherent than was optimal given the scale and pace of the epidemic. Past experience with limited localized outbreaks, lack of licensed medical countermeasures, reluctance by first responders to direct scarce resources to clinical research, community resistance to outside interventions, and lack of local infrastructure were among the factors delaying clinical research during the outbreak...
September 17, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918535/bioprospecting-of-novel-and-bioactive-compounds-from-marine-actinomycetes-isolated-from-south-china-sea-sediments
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Na Yang, Fuhang Song
Marine actinomycetes are less investigated compared to terrestrial strains as potential sources of natural products. To date, few investigations have been performed on culturable actinomycetes associated with South China Sea sediments. In the present study, twenty-eight actinomycetes were recovered from South China Sea sediments after dereplication by traditional culture-dependent method. The 16S rRNA gene sequences analyses revealed that these strains related to five families and seven genera. Twelve representative strains possessed at least one of the biosynthetic genes coding for polyketide synthase I, II, and nonribosomal peptide synthetase...
September 16, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918532/an-evaluation-of-specialist-mentoring-for-university-students-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-and-mental-health-conditions
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Rebecca Lucas, Alana I James
Mentoring is often recommended to universities as a way of supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and/or mental health conditions (MHC), but there is little literature on optimising this support. We used mixed-methods to evaluate mentees' and mentors' experiences of a specialist mentoring programme. Mentees experienced academic, social and emotional support, although subtle group differences emerged between students with ASD and MHC. The quality of the mentee-mentor relationship was especially important...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918530/exogenous-and-endogenous-increase-in-fungal-ggpp-increased-fungal-taxol-production
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Sameh S M Soliman, Kareem A Mosa, Ali A El-Keblawy, Mohamed I Husseiny
Taxol is an anticancer identified in both endophytic fungus and its host plant. Plant Taxol is a diterpenoid with geranylgeranyl diphosphate (GGPP) mediates the biosynthesis of its terpenoid moiety. Previous report has suggested that fungal Taxol may require terpenoid pathway for its biosynthesis. Here in this study, feeding a Taxol-producing endophytic fungus (Paraconiothyrium SSM001) with terpenoid precursors including isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP, isoprene) and GGPP enhanced Taxol production threefold and fivefold, respectively, compared to the control...
September 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918500/current-evidence-advocates-use-of-a-new-pathologic-tibial-tubercle-posterior-cruciate-ligament-distance-threshold-in-patients-with-patellar-instability
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Nickolas Boutris, Domenica A Delgado, John S Labis, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris
PURPOSE: To determine (1) whether a correlation exists between tibial tubercle-posterior cruciate ligament (TT-PCL) and tibial tubercle-trochlear groove (TT-TG) distances in patellar instability patients; (2) reliability when measuring TT-PCL distance; (3) whether TT-PCL distances measured on MRI are equivalent to those on CT; and (4) whether a correlation exists between TT-PCL distance and number of instability events or recurrence of instability following stabilization surgery. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using PRISMA guidelines...
September 16, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918466/mutations-in-context-implications-of-brca-testing-in-diverse-populations
#18
Gabriela E S Felix, Yonglan Zheng, Olufunmilayo I Olopade
Cancer is a common non-communicable disease worldwide, although it exhibits differential population trends in incidence and mortality rates. The differences relate to population structure, environmental risk factors as well as health system organization. This article discusses the potential impact of genetic testing on population health, focusing in particular on the mutational spectrum of breast cancer susceptibility genes in diverse populations. We identify the need for improved access to, and increased investment in, comprehensive cancer risk assessment and genetic testing as well as cancer control measures that take into account lifestyle, environmental, and social factors in understudied minority groups...
September 16, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918459/hla-class-i-expression-predicts-prognosis-and-therapeutic-benefits-from-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Jiajun Wang, Li Liu, Yang Qu, Wei Xi, Yu Xia, Qi Bai, Ying Xiong, Qilai Long, Jiejie Xu, Jianming Guo
PURPOSE: Classical HLA class I antigen is highly involved in antigen presentation and adaptive immune response against tumor. In this study, we explored its predictive value for treatment response and survival in metastatic renal-cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A TKI cohort of 111 mRCC patients treated with sunitinib or sorafenib and a non-TKI cohort of 160 mRCC patients treated with interleukin-2 or interferon-α-based immunotherapy at a single institution were retrospectively enrolled...
September 16, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918450/clinical-utility-of-the-asdas-index-in-comparison-with-basdai-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-axis-study
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Agustí Sellas I Fernandez, Xavier Juanola Roura, Alberto Alonso Ruiz, José Rosas, Julio Medina Luezas, Eduardo Collantes Estevez, Miguel Ángel Abad Hernández, Virginia Carrasco Benitez, Cesar Fisac
The objective of the study was to study the clinical utility of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) for the assessment of disease activity in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients, compared to the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Activity Index (BASDAI). This was a prospective longitudinal observational study in patients with AS (NY-modified criteria) from 23 Spanish centers. Physical and analytical data; global, lumbar, and nocturnal pain; ASDAS, BASDAI and minimally acceptable clinical status (PASS) were collected...
September 16, 2017: Rheumatology International
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