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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109117/lipid-profiling-of-parkin-mutant-human-skin-fibroblasts
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Simona Lobasso, Paola Tanzarella, Daniele Vergara, Michele Maffia, Tiziana Cocco, Angela Corcelli
Parkin mutations are a major cause of early-onset Parkinson's disease (PD). The impairment of protein quality control system together with defects in mitochondria and autophagy process are consequences of the lack of parkin, which leads to neurodegeneration. Little is known about the role of lipids in these alterations of cell functions. In the present study parkin-mutant human skin primary fibroblasts have been considered as cellular model of PD to investigate on possible lipid alterations associated with the lack of parkin protein...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109088/antioxidant-evaluation-and-composition-analysis-of-extracts-from-fuzhuan-brick-tea-and-its-comparison-with-two-instant-tea-products
#2
Qing-An Zhang, Xiao-Li Zhang, Yan-Ying Yan, Xue-Hui Fan
In this paper, the antioxidant capacities and compositions of two commercialized tea products and extracts from Fuzhuanbrick tea (FBT) were investigated using three HPLC methods comparing the retention times of injected standards. Principal component analysis and DPPH-spiking HPLC analysis were used to analyze correlation between antioxidant capacity and the compounds detected to screen which compounds contribute to antioxidant activity. Results indicated that all samples contained high amounts of polysaccharides, phenols, and flavonoids and had good antioxidant activity and a high level of correlation among them...
January 21, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109063/chemical-variability-antioxidant-and-antifungal-activities-of-essential-oils-and-hydrosol-extract-of-calendula-arvensis-l-from-western-algeria
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Rania Belabbes, Mohammed El Amine Dib, Nassim Djabou, Faiza Ilias, Boufeldja Tabti, Jean Costa, Alain Muselli
The chemical composition of the essential oils and hydrosol extract from aerial parts of Calendula arvensis L. was investigated using GC-FID and GC/MS. Intra-species variations of the chemical compositions of essential oils from 18 Algerian sample locations were investigated using statistical analysis. Chemical analysis allowed the identification of fifty-three compounds amounting to 92.3-98.5% with yields varied of 0.09-0.36% and the main compounds were zingiberenol 1 (8.7-29.8%), eremoligenol (4.2-12.5%), β-curcumene (2...
January 21, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109059/maintaining-stability-of-the-rumen-ecosystem-is-associated-with-changes-of-microbial-composition-and-epithelial-tlr-signaling
#4
Hong Shen, Zhan Chen, Zanming Shen, Zhongyan Lu
We used the goat as a model to study the effects of rumen microbial composition and epithelial TLR signaling on maintaining rumen stability during exogenous butyrate interference. Six cannulated goats received a rapid intraruminal infusion of 0.1 mol/L potassium phosphate buffer with (BT, n = 3) or without (CO, n = 3) 0.3 g/kg·BW·day sodium butyrate for 28 days. The ruminal pH and the concentration of total SCFA were not affected by the interference. 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing revealed a change in microbial composition after the butyrate infusion...
January 21, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109057/comparison-of-two-biodegradable-polymer-based-sirolimus-eluting-stents-with-varying-elution-and-absorption-kinetics-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-subgroup-analysis-of-the-panda-iii-trial
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Changdong Guan, Bo Xu, Shubin Qiao, Lei Qin, Yi Li, Zhanquan Li, Yong Guo, Zhongwei Sun, Lei Song, Runlin Gao
BACKGROUND: Implantation of early-generation metallic drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with poor vessel wall healing. Use of biodegradable polymer (BP) DES might improve safety outcomes; however, the impact of varying drug elution and polymer absorption kinetics of BP-DES on clinical outcomes in the AMI population is unknown. METHODS: This subgroup analysis of the randomized PANDA III trial included 732 patients (366 in each group) presenting with recent (<1 month) AMI...
January 21, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109036/a-propensity-score-matched-comparative-study-between-paclitaxel-coated-balloon-and-everolimus-eluting-stents-for-the-treatment-of-small-coronary-vessels
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Francesco Giannini, Azeem Latib, Marco B Ancona, Charis Costopoulos, Neil Ruparelia, Alberto Menozzi, Fausto Castriota, Antonio Micari, Alberto Cremonesi, Francesco De Felice, Alfredo Marchese, Maurizio Tespili, Patrizia Presbitero, Gregory A Sgueglia, Francesca Buffoli, Corrado Tamburino, Ferdinando Varbella, Antonio Colombo
OBJECTIVES: To compare the long-term clinical outcomes of paclitaxel drug-coated-balloons (DCB) and everolimus-eluting-stents (EES) following the treatment of de novo small vessel coronary artery disease. BACKGROUND: It is currently unclear whether treatment of de novo small vessel coronary disease with DCB is comparable to second generation drug-eluting stents, which are the current standard of care. METHODS: The present study enrolled 90 patients with small vessel coronary disease from the DCB treatment arm of the BELLO (Balloon Elution and Late Loss Optimization) trial and 2,000 patients treated with EES at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute...
January 21, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108974/design-and-evaluation-of-topical-diclofenac-sodium-gel-using-hot-melt-extrusion-technology-as-a-continuous-manufacturing-process-with-kolliphor%C3%A2-p407
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Jaywant Pawar, Rajkiran Narkhede, Purnima Amin, Vaishali Tawde
The aim of the present context was to develop and evaluate a Kolliphor® P407-based transdermal gel formulation of diclofenac sodium by hot melt extrusion (HME) technology; central composite design was used to optimize the formulation process. In this study, we have explored first time ever HME as an industrially feasible and continuous manufacturing technology for the manufacturing of gel formulation using Kolliphor® P407 and Kollisolv® PEG400 as a gel base. Diclofenac sodium was used as a model drug. The HME parameters such as feeding rate, screw speed, and barrel temperature were crucial for the semisolid product development, and were optimized after preliminary trials...
January 20, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108958/biocompatibility-study-of-three-distinct-carbon-pastes-for-application-as-electrode-material-in-neural-stimulations-and-recordings
#8
Melinda Varga, Paul Wolff, Klaus-Juergen Wolter
Neural interfaces hold great promise for research and treatment of a wide variety of neurological diseases. Medical electrodes are designed to interface with the nervous system and provide control signals for neural prostheses. We fabricated previously a hook-up neural electrode. Here we investigate the in vitro cytotoxicity of three commercial carbon pastes used for printing the conductor tracks of this electrode. At first, the carbon pastes were characterized with respect to their microstructure and chemical composition...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108957/effect-of-temperature-on-surface-characteristics-of-nitrogen-ion-implanted-biocompatible-titanium
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Hossein Aghajani, Mohsen Sadeghpour Motlagh
It has been established that nitrogen implantation can modify metals surface properties such as corrosion, wear, friction, etc. Recent studies have shown that nitrogen implantation into titanium and its alloys leads to the formation of titanium nitride, which has interesting biological, chemical, and mechanical properties. In the present investigation, commercially pure biocompatible titanium implanted by nitrogen. Implantation of ions performed at 80 keV and a dose of 2.1 × 10(18) ions/cm(2) at four different temperatures of 300, 473, 673 and 873 k...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108922/association-between-heavy-metal-and-metalloid-levels-in-topsoil-and-cancer-mortality-in-spain
#10
Olivier Núñez, Pablo Fernández-Navarro, Iván Martín-Méndez, Alejandro Bel-Lan, Juan F Locutura Rupérez, Gonzalo López-Abente
Spatio-temporal cancer mortality studies in Spain have revealed patterns for some tumours which display a distribution that is similar across the sexes and persists over time. Such characteristics would be common to tumours that shared risk factors, including the geochemical composition of the soil. The aim of this study was to assess the possible association between heavy metal and metalloid levels in topsoil (upper soil horizon) and cancer mortality in mainland Spain. Ecological cancer mortality study at a municipal level, covering 861,440 cancer deaths (27 different tumour locations) in 7917 Spanish mainland towns, from 1999 to 2008...
January 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108849/toll-like-receptor-4-affects-the-cerebral-biochemical-changes-induced-by-mptp-treatment
#11
Carmela Conte, Luca Roscini, Roccaldo Sardella, Giuseppina Mariucci, Stefania Scorzoni, Tommaso Beccari, Laura Corte
The etiology and pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) are still unclear. However, multiple lines of evidence suggest a critical role of the toll like receptor 4 (TLR4) in inflammatory response and neuronal death. Neuroinflammation may be associated with the misfolding and aggregation of proteins accompanied by a change in their secondary structure. Recent findings also suggest that biochemical perturbations in cerebral lipid content could contribute to the pathogenesis of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, including PD...
January 21, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108759/from-microhabitat-of-floral-nectar-up-to-biogeographic-scale-novel-insights-on-neutral-and-niche-bacterial-assemblies
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Yana Aizenberg-Gershtein, Ido Izhaki, Malka Halpern
Microbial model systems are very useful in addressing macro-ecological questions. Two major theories exist to date, to explain the community structure of organisms: (1) the dispersal (neutral) assembly theory which predicts that community similarity decreases with increasing geographic distance, independent of any environmental variables, and (2) the niche assembly theory which predicts that the communities' compositions are more homogeneous among sites characterized by similar environmental conditions. Our study system offered a unique opportunity to investigate the relative role of environmental conditions and spatial factors in shaping community composition...
January 20, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108758/composition-of-gut-microbiota-in-the-gibel-carp-carassius-auratus-gibelio-varies-with-host-development
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Xinghao Li, Li Zhou, Yuhe Yu, Jiajia Ni, Wenjie Xu, Qingyun Yan
To understand how a bacteria-free fish gut ecosystem develops microbiota as the fish ages, we performed a 1-year study on the gut microbiota of hatchling gibel carp (Carassius auratus gibelio). Our results indicate that the gut microbial diversity increases significantly as the fish develop. The gut microbial community composition showed significant shifts corresponding to host age and appeared to shift at two time points despite consistent diet and environmental conditions, suggesting that some features of the gut microbial community may be determined by the host's development...
January 20, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108753/release-of-free-amino-acids-upon-oxidation-of-peptides-and-proteins-by-hydroxyl-radicals
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Fobang Liu, Senchao Lai, Haijie Tong, Pascale S J Lakey, Manabu Shiraiwa, Michael G Weller, Ulrich Pöschl, Christopher J Kampf
Hydroxyl radical-induced oxidation of proteins and peptides can lead to the cleavage of the peptide, leading to a release of fragments. Here, we used high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) and pre-column online ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) derivatization-based amino acid analysis by HPLC with diode array detection and fluorescence detection to identify and quantify free amino acids released upon oxidation of proteins and peptides by hydroxyl radicals. Bovine serum albumin (BSA), ovalbumin (OVA) as model proteins, and synthetic tripeptides (comprised of varying compositions of the amino acids Gly, Ala, Ser, and Met) were used for reactions with hydroxyl radicals, which were generated by the Fenton reaction of iron ions and hydrogen peroxide...
January 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108698/genome-wide-analysis-of-fatty-acid-desaturation-and-its-response-to-temperature
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Guillaume Menard, Jose Martin Moreno, Fiona Bryant, Olaya Munoz-Azcarate, Amélie A Kelly, Keywan Hassani-Pak, Smita Kurup, Peter J Eastmond
Plants modify the polyunsaturated fatty acid content of their membrane and storage lipids in order to adapt to changes in temperature. In developing seeds this response is largely controlled by the activities of the microsomal ω-6 and ω-3 fatty acid desaturases, FAD2 and FAD3. Although temperature-regulation of desaturation has been studied at the molecular and biochemical level, the genetic control of this trait is poorly understood. Here we have characterised the response of Arabidopsis thaliana seed lipids to variation in ambient temperature and found that heat inhibits both ω-6 and ω-3 desaturation in phosphatidylcholine, leading to a proportional change in triacylglycerol composition...
January 20, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108665/fasiglifam-tak-875-alters-bile-acid-homeostasis-in-rats-and-dogs-a-potential-cause-of-drug-induced-liver-injury
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Francis S Wolenski, Andy Z X Zhu, Mike Johnson, Shaoxia Yu, Yuu Moriya, Takuya Ebihara, Vilmos Csizmadia, Jessica Grieves, Martin Paton, Mingxiang Liao, Christopher Gemski, Liping Pan, Majid Vakilynejad, Yvonne P Dragan, Swapan K Chowdhury, Patrick J Kirby
Fasiglifam (TAK-875), a Free Fatty Acid Receptor 1 (FFAR1) agonist in development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, was voluntarily terminated in phase 3 due to adverse liver effects. A mechanistic investigation described in this manuscript focused on the inhibition of bile acid (BA) transporters as a driver of the liver findings. TAK-875 was an in vitro inhibitor of multiple influx (NTCP and OATPs) and efflux (BSEP and MRPs) hepatobiliary BA transporters at micromolar concentrations. Repeat dose studies determined that TAK-875 caused a dose-dependent increase in serum total BA in rats and dogs...
January 20, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108656/functionally-interdependent-shape-switching-nanoparticles-with-controllable-properties
#17
Justin R Halman, Emily Satterwhite, Brandon Roark, Morgan Chandler, Mathias Viard, Anna Ivanina, Eckart Bindewald, Wojciech K Kasprzak, Martin Panigaj, My N Bui, Jacob S Lu, Johann Miller, Emil F Khisamutdinov, Bruce A Shapiro, Marina A Dobrovolskaia, Kirill A Afonin
We introduce a new concept that utilizes cognate nucleic acid nanoparticles which are fully complementary and functionally-interdependent to each other. In the described approach, the physical interaction between sets of designed nanoparticles initiates a rapid isothermal shape change which triggers the activation of multiple functionalities and biological pathways including transcription, energy transfer, functional aptamers and RNA interference. The individual nanoparticles are not active and have controllable kinetics of re-association and fine-tunable chemical and thermodynamic stabilities...
January 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108618/timing-of-decompressive-hemicraniectomy-for-stroke-a-nationwide-inpatient-sample-analysis
#18
Hormuzdiyar H Dasenbrock, Faith C Robertson, Henrikas Vaitkevicius, M Ali Aziz-Sultan, Donovan Guttieres, Ian F Dunn, Rose Du, William B Gormley
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Previous clinical trials were not designed to discern the optimal timing of decompressive craniectomy for stroke, and the ideal surgical timing in patients with space-occupying infarction who do not exhibit deterioration within 48 hours is debated. METHODS: Patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy for stroke were extracted from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2002-2011). Multivariable logistic regression evaluated the association of surgical timing with mortality, discharge to institutional care, and poor outcome (a composite end point including death, tracheostomy and gastrostomy, or discharge to institutional care)...
January 20, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108588/inferring-recent-demography-from-isolation-by-distance-of-long-shared-sequence-blocks
#19
Harald Ringbauer, Graham Coop, Nicholas H Barton
Recently it has become feasible to detect long blocks of nearly identical sequence shared between pairs of genomes. These IBD blocks are direct traces of recent coalescence events and, as such, contain ample signal to infer recent demography. Here, we examine sharing of such blocks in two-dimensional populations with local migration. Using a diffusion approximation to trace genetic ancestry, we derive analytical formulae for patterns of isolation by distance of IBD blocks, which can also incorporate recent population density changes...
January 20, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108466/post-glucose-load-measures-of-insulin-resistance-and-prognosis-of-nondiabetic-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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Yuesong Pan, Jing Jing, Weiqi Chen, Huaguang Zheng, Qian Jia, Donghua Mi, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Chunxue Wang, Herbert Y Gaisano, Yan He, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events in the general population. This study aimed to estimate the association between post-glucose load measures of insulin resistance and prognosis of nondiabetic patients with ischemic stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data were derived from the ACROSS-China (Abnormal Glucose Regulation in Patients with Acute Stroke across China) registry. Patients with ischemic stroke without a history of diabetes mellitus were included...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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