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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786794/protocols-for-studies-on-genetically-engineered-mouse-models-in-prostate-cancer
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Chris W D Armstrong, Oksana Lyubomska, Melissa J LaBonte, David J J Waugh
Cancer studies have entered an era that is heavily focused on the contribution of the tumor microenvironment. For this reason, in vivo experimentation in an immunodeficient model system is no longer fit for purpose. As a consequence, numerous genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs) which self-develop tumors have been developed to allow experiments to be performed in a fully immunocompetent setting. One of the most commonly used technologies is Cre-loxP recombination due to its unique ability to control target gene expression in a specified tissue type...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786768/risk-prediction-score-for-hiv-infection-development-and-internal-validation-with-cross-sectional-data-from-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china
#2
Lu Yin, Yuejuan Zhao, Meridith Blevins Peratikos, Liang Song, Xiangjun Zhang, Ruolei Xin, Zheya Sun, Yunan Xu, Li Zhang, Yifei Hu, Chun Hao, Yuhua Ruan, Yiming Shao, Sten H Vermund, Han-Zhu Qian
Receptive anal intercourse, multiple partners, condomless sex, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and drug/alcohol addiction are familiar factors that correlate with increased human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk among men who have sex with men (MSM). To improve estimation to HIV acquisition, we created a composite score using questions from routine survey of 3588 MSM in Beijing, China. The HIV prevalence was 13.4%. A risk scoring tool using penalized maximum likelihood multivariable logistic regression modeling was developed, deploying backward step-down variable selection to obtain a reduced-form model...
May 21, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785877/hepatitis-b-virus-lymphotropism-emerging-details-and-challenges
#3
Shivali S Joshi, Carla S Coffin
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is predominantly a hepatotropic virus but also infects cells of the lymphatic system. HBV genomes (DNA, messenger (m)RNA, covalently closed circular (ccc) DNA) and proteins have been found in extrahepatic sites such as peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow and cerebrospinal fluid. HBV entry into hepatocytes occurs by binding of the HBV preS1 surface protein to its specific receptor, the bile acid transporter, sodium taurocholate co-transporting polypeptide (NTCP)...
May 22, 2018: Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785213/a-case-series-and-review-of-bacillus-cereus-endocarditis-from-india
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Anusha Gopinathan, Anil Kumar, Amitabh C Sen, Srisruthy Sudha, Praveen Varma, Sunil Gs, Malini Eapen, Kavitha R Dinesh
Introduction: Bacillus cereus is a gram positive bacilli found commonly in the soil and environment. It is a bacteria rarely associated with endocarditis. Case History: Intravenous drug abuse, presence of valvular defects, pacemakers, immunodeficiency are some of the known risk factors for B.cereus endocarditis. We present here a case series of two patients with B.cereus endocarditis along with a review of the literature. Conclusion: This is the first report of B...
2018: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785209/acute-suppurative-thyroiditis-caused-by-thyroid-papillary-carcinoma-in-the-right-thyroid-lobe-of-a-healthy-woman
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Hazuki Otani, Masakazu Notsu, Sayo Koike, Miwa Morita, Masahiro Yamamoto, Mika Yamauchi, Takahumi Fuchiwaki, Ichiro Morikura, Noriaki Aoi, Hideyuki Kawauchi, Teruaki Iwabashi, Asuka Araki, Noriyoshi Ishikawa, Riruke Maruyama, Toshitsugu Sugimoto
Background: The thyroid gland is resistant to microbial infection, because of its organ characteristics such as encapsulation, iodine content, and rich blood supply. Therefore, acute suppurative thyroiditis (AST), as a bacterial infection of the thyroid gland, is rarely seen. AST typically takes places on the left side the neck region in children, because of the coincidence of the left piriform sinus fistula, as a most common route of infection. AST is also usually seen in immunocompromised hosts...
2018: Thyroid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784846/pharmacokinetics-of-piperaquine-and-safety-profile-of-dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine-co-administered-with-antiretroviral-therapy-in-malaria-uninfected-hiv-positive-malawian-adults
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Clifford G Banda, Fraction Dzinjalamala, Mavuto Mukaka, Jane Mallewa, Victor Maiden, Dianne J Terlouw, David G Lalloo, Saye H Khoo, Victor Mwapasa
There are limited data on the pharmacokinetic and safety profiles of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DHA-PQ) among human immunodeficiency virus infected (HIV+) individuals taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). In a two step (parallel-group) pharmacokinetic trial with intensive blood sampling, we compared area under the concentration-time curve (AUC0-28 days ) and safety outcomes of piperaquine among malaria-uninfected HIV+ adults. In step 1, half the adult dose of DHA-PQ was administered for three days as an intitial safety check in four groups (n=6/group) of HIV+ adults (age≥18 years): (i) antiretroviral-naïve, (ii) on nevirapine-based ART, (iii) on efavirenz-based ART, and (iv) on ritonavir-boosted lopinavir-based ART...
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784645/harnessing-post-translational-modifications-for-next-generation-hiv-immunogens
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Joel D Allen, Rogier W Sanders, Katie J Doores, Max Crispin
The extensive post-translational modifications of the envelope spikes of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) present considerable challenges and opportunities for HIV vaccine design. These oligomeric glycoproteins typically have over 30 disulfide bonds and around a 100 N-linked glycosylation sites, and are functionally dependent on protease cleavage within the secretory system. The resulting mature structure adopts a compact fold with the vast majority of its surface obscured by a protective shield of glycans which can be targeted by broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs)...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784276/associations-of-drug-use-violence-and-depressive-symptoms-with-sexual-risk-behaviors-among-women-with-alcohol-misuse
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Kristen Lee, Heidi E Hutton, Catherine R Lesko, Anne K Monroe, Anika Alvanzo, Mary E McCaul, Geetanjali Chander
BACKGROUND: Alcohol misuse is associated with increased human immunodeficiency virus sexual risk behaviors by women. Drug use, intimate partner violence (IPV), and depressive symptoms frequently co-occur, are well-recognized alcohol misuse comorbidities, and may interact to increase risk behaviors. Using a syndemic framework we examined associations between drug use, IPV, and depressive symptoms and sexual risk behaviors by 400 women with alcohol misuse attending an urban sexually transmitted infections clinic...
May 18, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784050/exploring-hiv-risks-testing-and-prevention-among-sub-saharan-african-community-members-in-australia
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Amy B Mullens, Jennifer Kelly, Joseph Debattista, Tania M Phillips, Zhihong Gu, Fungisai Siggins
BACKGROUND: Significant health disparities persist regarding new and late Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) diagnoses among sub-Saharan African (SSA) communities in Australia. Personal/cultural beliefs and practices influence HIV (risk, prevention, testing) within Australia and during visits to home countries. METHOD: A community forum was conducted involving 23 male and female adult African community workers, members and leaders, and health workers; facilitated by cultural workers and an experienced clinician/researcher...
May 21, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784015/induction-of-multiple-myeloma-cancer-stem-cell-apoptosis-using-conjugated-anti-abcg2-antibody-with-epirubicin-loaded-microbubbles
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Fangfang Shi, Miao Li, Jing Wang, Di Wu, Meng Pan, Mei Guo, Jun Dou
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma (MM) currently remains largely incurable. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are believed to be responsible for drug resistance and eventual relapse. In this study, we exploited a novel agent to evaluate its inhibitory effect on MM CSCs. METHODS: Epirubicin (EPI)-loaded lipid microbubbles (MBs) conjugated with anti-ABCG2 monoclonal antibody (EPI-MBs + mAb) were developed and their effect on MM 138- CD34- CSCs isolated from human MM RPMI 8226 cell line plus ultrasound exposure in vitro and in vivo in a nonobese diabetic/severe combined immunodeficient mouse model were assessed...
May 21, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783953/immunologic-and-virological-response-to-art-among-hiv-infected-individuals-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ghana
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Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Faustina Pappoe, Ibrahim Baidoo, Francis Arthur, Anna Hayfron-Benjamin, Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Godwin Kwakye-Nuako, Stephen Ayisi Addo
BACKGROUND: The need to study the outcome of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) among Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected individuals in Ghana, a sub-Saharan African country crucial in the era of the "Treat All" policy. The aim of this study was to analyze selected determinants of immunological and virological response to ART among HIV infected individuals in a tertiary facility in Cape Coast, Ghana. METHODS: An analytical cross sectional study with a retrospective component was conducted in the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH), Central Region...
May 21, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783825/-clinical-and-molecular-analysis-of-two-chinese-siblings-with-bloom-syndrome
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M L Wu, X M Wang, J Li, Y Ding, Y Chen, G Y Chang, J Wang, Y P Shen
Objective: To expand the knowledge of the clinical and molecular characteristics of the children with Bloom syndrome. Methods: Clinical data of two siblings with classic Bloom syndrome of Shanghai Children's Medical Center from January 2009 to June 2017 were obtained and analyzed. The DNA of peripheral blood was collected from two Bloom syndrome siblings and their parents during 2015. The mutations were detected with high-throughput sequencing by Illumina sequencing platform. Results: The two siblings (probands) visited our department for short stature and growth retardation, they had full-term normal delivery after normal pregnancy of their mother...
May 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783708/following-acute-encephalitis-semliki-forest-virus-is-undetectable-in-the-brain-by-infectivity-assays-but-functional-virus-rna-capable-of-generating-infectious-virus-persists-for-life
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Rennos Fragkoudis, Catherine M Dixon-Ballany, Adrian K Zagrajek, Lukasz Kedzierski, John K Fazakerley
Alphaviruses are mosquito-transmitted RNA viruses which generally cause acute disease including mild febrile illness, rash, arthralgia, myalgia and more severely, encephalitis. In the mouse, peripheral infection with Semliki Forest virus (SFV) results in encephalitis. With non-virulent strains, infectious virus is detectable in the brain, by standard infectivity assays, for around ten days. As we have shown previously, in severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice, infectious virus is detectable for months in the brain...
May 18, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783100/cd133-cells-derived-from-skeletal-muscles-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-patients-have-a-compromised-myogenic-and-muscle-regenerative-capability
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Jinhong Meng, Francesco Muntoni, Jennifer Morgan
Cell-mediated gene therapy is a possible means to treat muscular dystrophies like Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Autologous patient stem cells can be genetically-corrected and transplanted back into the patient, without causing immunorejection problems. Regenerated muscle fibres derived from these cells will express the missing dystrophin protein, thus improving muscle function. CD133+ cells derived from normal human skeletal muscle contribute to regenerated muscle fibres and form muscle stem cells after their intra-muscular transplantation into an immunodeficient mouse model...
May 12, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782826/sheets-of-human-retinal-progenitor-transplants-improve-vision-in-rats-with-severe-retinal-degeneration
#15
Bin Lin, Bryce T McLelland, Anuradha Mathur, Robert B Aramant, Magdalene J Seiler
Loss of photoreceptors and other retinal cells is a common endpoint in retinal degenerate (RD) diseases that cause blindness. Retinal transplantation is a potential therapy to replace damaged retinal cells and improve vision. In this study, we examined the development of human fetal retinal sheets with or without their retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) transplanted to immunodeficient retinal degenerate rho S334ter-3 rats. Sheets were dissected from fetal human eyes (11-15.7 weeks gestation) and then transplanted to the subretinal space of 24-31 d old RD nude rats...
May 18, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781813/the-notch1-cd44-axis-drives-pathogenesis-in-a-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-model
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Marina García-Peydró, Patricia Fuentes, Marta Mosquera, María J García-León, Juan Alcain, Antonio Rodríguez, Purificación García de Miguel, Pablo Menéndez, Kees Weijer, Hergen Spits, David T Scadden, Carlos Cuesta-Mateos, Cecilia Muñoz-Calleja, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid, María L Toribio
NOTCH1 is a prevalent signaling pathway in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), but crucial NOTCH1 downstream signals and target genes contributing to T-ALL pathogenesis cannot be retrospectively analyzed in patients and thus remain ill defined. This information is clinically relevant, as initiating lesions that lead to cell transformation and leukemia-initiating cell (LIC) activity are promising therapeutic targets against the major hurdle of T-ALL relapse. Here, we describe the generation in vivo of a human T cell leukemia that recapitulates T-ALL in patients, which arises de novo in immunodeficient mice reconstituted with human hematopoietic progenitors ectopically expressing active NOTCH1...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781696/barriers-to-tuberculosis-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-treatment-guidelines-adherence-among-nurses-initiating-and-managing-anti-retroviral-therapy-in-kwazulu-natal-and-north-west-provinces
#17
Lufuno Makhado, Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele, Jason E Farley
BACKGROUND:  Nurses, as front-line care providers in the South Africa's health care system, are called upon to deliver integrated interventions for tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (TB and HIV) including nurse-initiated management of anti-retroviral therapy (NIMART) and anti-TB treatment. Adherence to treatment guidelines and factors associated with non-adherence to treatment guidelines among nurses remain under explored. PURPOSE:  To explore and describe barriers to treatment guidelines adherence among nurses initiating and managing anti-retroviral therapy and anti-TB treatment in KwaZulu-Natal and North West provinces...
March 26, 2018: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781690/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-infant-feeding-in-the-first-6-months-among-hiv-positive-mothers-at-the-queen-mamohato-memorial-hospital-clinics-maseru-lesotho
#18
Stephen O Olorunfemi, Lilian Dudley
BACKGROUND: The balance between the risks of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through breastfeeding and its life-saving benefits complicates decisions about infant feeding among HIV-positive mothers in the first 6 months. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of infant feeding among HIV-positive mothers attending the prevention of mother-to-child transmission services in Maseru, Lesotho.Method and setting: This observational cross-sectional study was done by collecting data from HIV-positive mothers attending the filter clinics of Queen Mamohato Memorial hospital in Maseru, Lesotho...
May 17, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781680/provision-of-antiretroviral-therapy-for-children-in-nelson-mandela-bay-health-care-professionals-challenges
#19
Margaret Williams, Dalena R M Van Rooyen, Esmeralda J Ricks
BACKGROUND:  The human immunodeficiency virus and/or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic continues to increase in prevalence worldwide, particularly in South Africa, and includes the often overlooked paediatric population. The provision of paediatric antiretroviral treatment (ART) is as essential for children as for adults, and has numerous obstacles, not least of which is lack of decentralisation of facilities to provide essential treatment. Optimising ART, care and support for HIV-positive children, and their caregivers, at public sector primary health care (PHC) clinics is crucial to improve morbidity and mortality rates in children...
March 12, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781065/correction-to-use-of-genetic-testing-for-primary-immunodeficiency-patients
#20
Jennifer R Heimall, David Hagin, Joud Hajjar, Sarah E Henrickson, Hillary S Hernandez-Trujillo, Yuval Itan, Lisa Kobrynski, Kenneth Paris, Troy R Torgerson, James W Verbsky, Richard L Wasserman, Elena W Y Hsieh, Jack J Bleesing, Janet S Chou, Monica G Lawrence, Rebecca A Marsh, Sergio D Rosenzweig, Jordan S Orange, Roshini S Abraham
The original version of this article unfortunately contained mistakes in some of the author names and affiliations. The correct list of author names and affiliations is below, with the corrections in bold.
May 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Immunology
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