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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213231/stable-isotope-labeling-assisted-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-the-analysis-of-perfluorinated-carboxylic-acids-in-serum-samples
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Shijuan Zhang, Zhongyin Ji, Zhiwei Sun, Mingshuang Li, Cuncun Sheng, Mingbo Yue, Yanxin Yu, Guang Chen, Jinmao You
A new stable isotope labeling (SIL) reagent pair, 10-methyl-acridone-2-sulfonohydrazide (MASH) and its deuterated counterpart d3-MASH was synthesized and successfully applied to the analysis of perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs) in serum samples. The limits of detection (LODs) were in the range of 0.07-0.42μg/L, and the limits of quantitation (LOQs) were in the range of 0.25-1.38μg/L. Besides ionization enhancing effect, MASH also showed excellent fluorescence property. Therefore, the mass spectrometer operation cost was greatly lowered by carrying out parameter optimization experiments on HPLC which is easier to operate and maintain...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212632/exome-wide-association-study-identifies-genetic-polymorphisms-of-c12orf51-myl2-and-aldh2-associated-with-blood-lead-levels-in-the-general-korean-population
#2
Sang-Yong Eom, Myung Sil Hwang, Ji-Ae Lim, Byung-Sun Choi, Ho-Jang Kwon, Jung-Duck Park, Yong-Dae Kim, Heon Kim
BACKGROUND: Lead (Pb) is a ubiquitous toxic metal present in the environment that poses adverse health effects to humans. Inter-individual variation in blood Pb levels is affected by various factors, including genetic makeup. However, limited data are available on the association between genetic variation and blood Pb levels. The purpose of this study was to identify the genetic markers associated with blood Pb levels in the Korean population. METHODS: The study subjects consisted of 1,483 healthy adults with no history of occupational exposure to Pb...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212561/the-tlr7-agonist-imiquimod-induces-anti-cancer-effects-via-autophagic-cell-death-and-enhances-anti-tumoral-and-systemic-immunity-during-radiotherapy-for-melanoma
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Jeong Hyun Cho, Hyo-Ji Lee, Hyun-Jeong Ko, Byung-Il Yoon, Jongseon Choe, Keun-Cheol Kim, Tae-Wook Hahn, Jeong A Han, Sun Shim Choi, Young Mee Jung, Kee-Ho Lee, Yun-Sil Lee, Yu-Jin Jung
Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands are strongly considered immune-adjuvants for cancer immunotherapy and have been shown to exert direct anti-cancer effects. This study was performed to evaluate the synergistic anti-cancer and anti-metastatic effects of the TLR7 agonist imiquimod (IMQ) during radiotherapy for melanoma. The pretreatment of B16F10 or B16F1 cells with IMQ combined with γ-ionizing radiation (IR) led to enhanced cell death via autophagy, as demonstrated by increased expression levels of autophagy-related genes, and an increased number of autophagosomes in both cell lines...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209068/urinary-cytokines-chemokines-after-magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-palliative-treatment-of-painful-bone-metastases
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Ahmad Bushehri, Gregory Czarnota, Liying Zhang, Kullervo Hynynen, Yuexi Huang, Michael Chan, William Chu, Kristopher Dennis, Charles Mougenot, Jennifer Coccagna, Arjun Sahgal, Edward Chow, Carlo DeAngelis
BACKGROUND: Pain is experienced by 50-75% of patients with bone metastases, representing a major source of morbidity amongst cancer patients. Magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRgHIFU) is a new, non-invasive, outpatient treatment modality for painful bone metastases. The aim of this study was to analyze urinary cytokines/chemokines pattern after MRgHIFU for palliative treatment of painful bone metastases. The findings were compared to the cytokines/chemokines pattern post single 8 Gy fraction radiation from our previous study...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199929/identification-of-natural-red-and-purple-dyes-on-textiles-by-fiber-optics-reflectance-spectroscopy
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M A Maynez-Rojas, E Casanova-González, J L Ruvalcaba-Sil
Understanding dye chemistry and dye processes is an important issue for studies of cultural heritage collections and science conservation. Fiber Optics Reflectance Spectroscopy (FORS) is a powerful technique, which allows preliminary dye identification, causing no damage or mechanical stress on the artworks subjected to analysis. Some information related to specific light scattering and absorption can be obtained in the UV-visible and infrared range (300-1400nm) and it is possible to discriminate the kind of support fiber in the near infrared region (1000-2500nm)...
February 9, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195275/bond-strengths-of-orthodontic-metal-brackets-to-tribochemically-silica-coated-zirconia-surfaces-using-different-10-methacryloyloxydecyl-dihydrogen-phosphate-containing-primers
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Na-Hyun Kim, Yoon-Ji Kim, Dong-Yul Lee
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of tribochemical silica coating and different 10-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate (MDP)-containing primers on the shear bond strength (SBS) of orthodontic metal brackets to yttrium-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (Y-TZP) surfaces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred ninety polished Y-TZP specimens were randomly assigned to 19 groups (n = 10): 30 specimens were used for surface analyses after polishing with 600-grit silicon carbide paper, airborneparticle abrasion with 50-μm alumina (A), or tribochemical silica coating (CoJet [C]); 160 specimens were used in SBS testing of orthodontic metal brackets to Y-TZP after alumina airborne-particle abrasion or tribochemical silica coating and application of either ESPE-Sil (S) (ASn, ASa, CSn, CSa), Alloy Primer (AP) (AAPn, AAPa, CAPn, CAPa), Clearfil Ceramic Primer (CP) (ACPn, ACPa, CCPn, CCPa), or Scotchbond Universal (U) (AUn, AUa, CUn, CUa) and either stored in water for 24 h (non-aged, n) or thermocycled 5000 times (aged, a)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194445/diverse-repetitive-element-rna-expression-defines-epigenetic-and-immunologic-features-of-colon-cancer
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Niyati Desai, Dipti Sajed, Kshitij S Arora, Alexander Solovyov, Mihir Rajurkar, Jacob R Bledsoe, Srinjoy Sil, Ramzi Amri, Eric Tai, Olivia C MacKenzie, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Martin J Aryee, Cristina R Ferrone, David L Berger, Miguel N Rivera, Benjamin D Greenbaum, Vikram Deshpande, David T Ting
There is tremendous excitement for the potential of epigenetic therapies in cancer, but the ability to predict and monitor response to these drugs remains elusive. This is in part due to the inability to differentiate the direct cytotoxic and the immunomodulatory effects of these drugs. The DNA-hypomethylating agent 5-azacitidine (AZA) has shown these distinct effects in colon cancer and appears to be linked to the derepression of repeat RNAs. LINE and HERV are two of the largest classes of repeats in the genome, and despite many commonalities, we found that there is heterogeneity in behavior among repeat subtypes...
February 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183163/comparison-of-the-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-tonsil-receiving-postoperative-ipsilateral-versus-bilateral-neck-radiotherapy-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis-krog-11-07
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Youngkyong Kim, Kwan Ho Cho, Sung Ho Moon, Chang Geol Lee, Ki Chang Keum, Sang-Wook Lee, Yong Chan Ahn, Dongryul Oh, Yeon-Sil Kim, Yong Kyun Won, Hong-Gyun Wu, J Hun Hah, Young-Taek Oh
Purpose: The impact of postoperative ipsilateral versus bilateral neck radiotherapy on the clinical outcomes of patients with tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma was analyzed retrospectively. Materials and Methods: Between October 2001 and June 2012, 241 patients with T1-2 and N0-N2b tonsillar carcinoma from 16 institutes underwent postoperative ipsilateral neck radiotherapy (INRT; n=84) or bilateral neck radiotherapy (BNRT; n=157) following a tonsillectomy. Seventy patients were identified from each group by propensity score matching and compared in terms of the overall, disease-free, locoregional relapse-free, and distant metastasis-free survival (OS, DFS, LRRFS, and DMFS, respectively) rates calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method with a log-rank test...
February 9, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181989/-influence-of-age-in-the-prevalence-of-high-risk-human-papiloma-virus-in-women-with-pre-neoplasic-cervical-lesions-in-navarra-spain
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María Rosario Mercado Gutiérrez, Carolina Arean Cuns, María Luisa Gómez Dorronsoro, Irene Paniello Alastruey, Fermin Mallor Giménez, Maria Dolores Lozano Escario, Mercedes Santamaría Martínez
OBJECTIVE: Cervical carcinoma (CC) is the second cause of death among women aged 15 and 44 in Spain. CC is linked to hig-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection and its prevalence varies according age and geographical region. The awereness of the latter is essential for public health prevention efforts. The aim was to study the age related in HR-HPV genotypes in cytologies with squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL). METHODS: From a total of 67,935 ginecologic cytologies over a four-year period, we selected cytologic specimens with SIL...
9, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181541/gene-variation-in-il-7-receptor-il-7r-%C3%AE-affects-il-7r-response-in-cd4-t-cells-in-hiv-infected-individuals
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Hans Jakob Hartling, Lars P Ryder, Henrik Ullum, Niels Ødum, Susanne Dam Nielsen
Optimal CD4+ T cell recovery after initiating combination antiretroviral treatment (cART) in HIV infection reduces risk of morbidity and mortality. T-allele homozygosity ('TT') in the single nucleotide polymorphism, rs6897932(C/T), in the IL-7 receptor α (IL-7RA) is associated with faster CD4+ T cell recovery after cART initiation compared to C-allele homozygosity in rs6897932 ('CC'). However, underlying mechanisms are unknown. We aimed to examine potential mechanisms explaining the association between rs6897932 and CD4+ T cell recovery...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176759/snail-reprograms-glucose-metabolism-by-repressing-phosphofructokinase-pfkp-allowing-cancer-cell-survival-under-metabolic-stress
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Nam Hee Kim, Yong Hoon Cha, Jueun Lee, Seon-Hyeong Lee, Ji Hye Yang, Jun Seop Yun, Eunae Sandra Cho, Xianglan Zhang, Miso Nam, Nami Kim, Young-Su Yuk, So Young Cha, Yoonmi Lee, Joo Kyung Ryu, Sunghyouk Park, Jae-Ho Cheong, Sang Won Kang, Soo-Youl Kim, Geum-Sook Hwang, Jong In Yook, Hyun Sil Kim
Dynamic regulation of glucose flux between aerobic glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) during epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is not well-understood. Here we show that Snail (SNAI1), a key transcriptional repressor of EMT, regulates glucose flux toward PPP, allowing cancer cell survival under metabolic stress. Mechanistically, Snail regulates glycolytic activity via repression of phosphofructokinase, platelet (PFKP), a major isoform of cancer-specific phosphofructokinase-1 (PFK-1), an enzyme involving the first rate-limiting step of glycolysis...
February 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166216/distance-dependent-magnetic-resonance-tuning-as-a-versatile-mri-sensing-platform-for-biological%C3%A2-targets
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Jin-Sil Choi, Soojin Kim, Dongwon Yoo, Tae-Hyun Shin, Hoyoung Kim, Muller D Gomes, Sun Hee Kim, Alexander Pines, Jinwoo Cheon
Nanoscale distance-dependent phenomena, such as Förster resonance energy transfer, are important interactions for use in sensing and imaging, but their versatility for bioimaging can be limited by undesirable photon interactions with the surrounding biological matrix, especially in in vivo systems. Here, we report a new type of magnetism-based nanoscale distance-dependent phenomenon that can quantitatively and reversibly sense and image intra-/intermolecular interactions of biologically important targets. We introduce distance-dependent magnetic resonance tuning (MRET), which occurs between a paramagnetic 'enhancer' and a superparamagnetic 'quencher', where the T1 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal is tuned ON or OFF depending on the separation distance between the quencher and the enhancer...
February 6, 2017: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165121/repellent-activity-of-apiaceae-plant-essential-oils-and-their-constituents-against-adult-german-cockroaches
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Hyo-Rim Lee, Gil-Hah Kim, Won-Sil Choi, Il-Kwon Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 26, 2016: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162377/-154-protective-parenting-and-parent-catastrophizing-increases-risk-of-functional-disability-in-youth-with-chronic-sickle-cell-pain
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S Sil, L Cohen, C Dampier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160627/interleukin-11-driven-gastric-tumourigenesis-is-independent-of-trans-signalling
#15
Jesse J Balic, Christoph Garbers, Stefan Rose-John, Liang Yu, Brendan J Jenkins
Deregulated gp130-dependent STAT3 signalling by the pleiotropic cytokine interleukin (IL)-11 has been implicated in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer (GC), the third most common cancer worldwide. While the IL-11-gp130-STAT3 signalling axis has traditionally been thought to exclusively use the membrane-bound IL-11 receptor (mIL-11R), recent evidence suggests that mIL-11R can be proteolytically cleaved to generate a soluble form (sIL-11R) which can elicit trans-signalling. Since the role of IL-11 trans-signalling in disease pathogenesis is unknown, here we have employed the IL-11-driven gp130(F/F) spontaneous model of GC to determine whether IL-11 trans-signalling promotes gastric tumourigenesis...
February 1, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160063/enhanced-axonal-regeneration-by-transplanted-wnt3a-secreting-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
#16
Dong Kwang Seo, Jeong Hoon Kim, Joongkee Min, Hyung Ho Yoon, Eun-Sil Shin, Seong Who Kim, Sang Ryong Jeon
BACKGROUND: While pure mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI) is known to be safe, its efficacy is insufficient. Therefore, gene-modified stem cells are being developed to enhance the effect of pure MSCs. We investigated the effect of stem cell therapy through the transfection of a Wnt3a-producing gene that stimulates axonal regeneration. METHOD: MSCs obtained from the human umbilical cord blood (hMSCs) were multiplied, cultivated, and transfected with the pLenti-Wnt3a-GFP viral vector to produce Wnt3a-secreting hMSCs...
February 3, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159595/a-35%C3%A2-kda-phyllanthus-niruri-protein-suppresses-indomethacin-mediated-hepatic-impairments-its-role-in-hsp70-ho-1-jnks-and-ca-2-dependent-inflammatory-pathways
#17
Sudip Bhattacharyya, Sharmistha Banerjee, Chirajyoti Guha, Shatadal Ghosh, Parames C Sil
The present study has been conducted to explore a novel strategy to modulate the unfavourable effects of indomethacin by Phyllanthus niruri protein (PNP) and the underlying mechanism PNP exploits for the amelioration of that pathophysiology. In hepatocytes, indomethacin enhanced reactive oxygen species (ROS), reduced intracellular antioxidant capacity, up regulated mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPKs), disrupted mitochondrial membrane potential, activated apoptotic pathways and there by reduced the viability of the hepatocytes...
January 31, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159554/trans-signaling-of-interleukin-6-il-6-is-mediated-by-the-soluble-il-6-receptor-but-not-by-soluble-cd5
#18
Samadhi Aparicio-Siegmund, Malte Deseke, Annett Lickert, Christoph Garbers
IL-6 exerts its pleiotropic activities on its target cells via the IL-6 alpha-receptor (IL-6R), which is expressed on a limited number of cell types. IL-6 can further signal via soluble forms of its receptor (sIL-6R), a process that has been termed trans-signaling. Recently, CD5 was described as an alternative alpha-receptor for IL-6 on B cells leading to the phosphorylation of the transcription factor STAT3 via the signal-transducing β-receptor gp130 in a Jak2-dependent manner. In this study, we sought to investigate whether IL-6 was also able to signal via soluble CD5 (sCD5) analogous to IL-6 trans-signaling...
January 31, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157250/the-incidence-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-in-a-population-of-pregnant-women-with-an-abnormal-cytology
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Dominik Pruski, Blanka Malkowska-Walczak, Aleksandra Paluszkiewicz, Witold Kędzia
OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia - SIL and cervical cancer in a population of pregnant women with an abnormal cytology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In pregnant women with abnormal cytology results according to The Bethesda System, a verifying diagnostics was carried out, including colposcopy and cervical biopsy. RESULTS: The most common histological and oncologic diagnosis in the whole study group of pregnant women were HGSIL changes, covering cervical intraepithelial neoplasia of medium and high grade - CIN 2 and CIN 3...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154134/cdon-deficiency-causes-cardiac-remodeling-through-hyperactivation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Myong-Ho Jeong, Hyun-Ji Kim, Jung-Hoon Pyun, Kyu-Sil Choi, Dong I Lee, Soroosh Solhjoo, Brian O'Rourke, Gordon F Tomaselli, Dong Seop Jeong, Hana Cho, Jong-Sun Kang
On pathological stress, Wnt signaling is reactivated and induces genes associated with cardiac remodeling and fibrosis. We have previously shown that a cell surface receptor Cdon (cell-adhesion associated, oncogene regulated) suppresses Wnt signaling to promote neuronal differentiation however its role in heart is unknown. Here, we demonstrate a critical role of Cdon in cardiac function and remodeling. Cdon is expressed and predominantly localized at intercalated disk in both mouse and human hearts. Cdon-deficient mice develop cardiac dysfunction including reduced ejection fraction and ECG abnormalities...
February 2, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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