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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330284/in-vitro-evaluation-of-anti-proliferative-anti-inflammatory-and-pro-apoptotic-activities-of-the-methanolic-extracts-of-andrographis-nallamalayana-ellis-on-a375-and-b16f10-melanoma-cell-lines
#1
Guroji Purushotham, Yerukala Padma, Yusuf Nabiha, R R Venkata Raju
Natural plant products have been widely used in controlling cancer with fewer or no side effects and the use of plant extracts as complementary to synthetic medicine is gaining increased popularity. Members of Andrographis plants possess important medicinal properties. In the present study, anti-cancerous properties of Andrographis nallamalayana (AN) were tested on A375 and B16F10 skin melanoma cancer cell lines. The leaf extracts of AN significantly reduced the cell viability and cell survival of skin cancer cell lines, achieved by MTT assay and clonogenic assays, respectively...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325366/whorling-cellular-perineurioma-a-previously-undescribed-variant-closely-mimicking-monophasic-fibrous-synovial-sarcoma
#2
Michael Michal, Dmitry V Kazakov, Abbas Agaimy, Marta Hosova, Kvetoslava Michalova, Petr Grossmann, Petr Steiner, Faruk Skenderi, Semir Vranic, Michal Michal
The authors present a distinctive perineurioma (PN) variant which morphologically strongly resembles monophasic fibrous synovial sarcoma (MSS). The patients were 3 males and 1 female. The age ranged from 15 to 61years (mean: 44years). Locations included the sole, lower jaw, palm and foot. The tumor size ranged from 1.3cm to 2.5cm in the largest dimension (mean 1.8cm). Morphologically, all tumors had an identical, monotonous appearance. The perineurial cells were closely packed and created a confluent cellular whorls and/or sheets in a scarce stroma, with only focally discernible long, slender cytoplasmic processes typical for perineurial differentiation...
April 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324843/variations-in-pu-isotopic-composition-in-soils-from-the-spitsbergen-norway-three-potential-pollution-sources-of-the-arctic-region
#3
E Łokas, R Anczkiewicz, R Kierepko, J W Mietelski
Although the polar regions have not been industrialised, numerous contaminants originating from human activity are detectable in the Arctic environment. This study reports evidence of (240)Pu/(239)Pu atomic ratios in the tundra and initial soils from different parts of west and central Spitsbergen and recognizes possible environmental inputs of non-global fallout Pu. The average atomic ratio of (240)Pu/(239)Pu equal to 0.179 (ranging between 0.129 and 0.201) in tundra soils are comparable to the characteristic ratio for global fallout (0...
March 18, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323864/population-genetic-structure-of-eelgrass-zostera-marina-on-the-korean-coast-current-status-and-conservation-implications-for-future-management
#4
Jae Hwan Kim, Ji Hyoun Kang, Ji Eun Jang, Sun Kyeong Choi, Min Ji Kim, Sang Rul Park, Hyuk Je Lee
Seagrasses provide numerous ecosystem services for coastal and estuarine environments, such as nursery functions, erosion protection, pollution filtration, and carbon sequestration. Zostera marina (common name "eelgrass") is one of the seagrass bed-forming species distributed widely in the northern hemisphere, including the Korean Peninsula. Recently, however, there has been a drastic decline in the population size of Z. marina worldwide, including Korea. We examined the current population genetic status of this species on the southern coast of Korea by estimating the levels of genetic diversity and genetic structure of 10 geographic populations using eight nuclear microsatellite markers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323053/species-delimitation-and-phylogenetic-reconstruction-of-the-sinipercids-perciformes-sinipercidae-based-on-target-enrichment-of-thousands-of-nuclear-coding-sequences
#5
Shuli Song, Jinliang Zhao, Chenhong Li
The sinipercids are freshwater fishes endemic to East Asia, mainly in China. Phylogenetic studies on the sinipercids have made great progress in the last decades, but interspecific relationships and evolutionary history of the sinipercids remain unresolved. Lack of distinctive morphological characters leads to problems in validating of some species, such as Siniperca loona. Moreover, genetic data are needed to delimitate species pairs with explicit hypothesis testing, such as in S. chuatsi vs. S. kneri and Coreoperca whiteheadi vs...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322174/acanthocotyle-gurgesiella-n-sp-monogenea-acanthocotylidae-from-the-deep-sea-skate-gurgesiella-furvescens-rajidae-in-the-south-eastern-pacific
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L A Ñacari, F A Sepulveda, R Escribano, M E Oliva
Little is known about the diversity of parasites of the deep-sea fish of the world's oceans. Here, a new species of monogenean parasite of the deep-sea skate Gurgesiella furvescens is described. Specimens of parasites were obtained from the skin of two specimens of the dusky finless skate, G. furvescens (Rajidae), in the vicinity of Valparaiso (33°S, 72°W), central Chile, from midwater trawl fishing at depths of 350-450 m. Both morphological and molecular analyses were conducted to provide a full description of the new species, named Acanthocotyle gurgesiella...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320630/early-polymerase-chain-reaction-detection-of-chagas-disease-reactivation-in-heart-transplant-patients
#7
Priscilla Almeida da Costa, Marcela Segatto, Danielle Fernandes Durso, Wagson José de Carvalho Moreira, Lucas Lodi Junqueira, Fábio Morato de Castilho, Silvio Amadeu de Andrade, Cláudio Léo Gelape, Egler Chiari, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Sergio Danilo Junho Pena, Carlos Renato Machado, Gloria Regina Franco, Geraldo Brasileiro Filho, Maria da Consolação Vieira Moreira, Andréa Mara Macedo
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation is a valuable therapeutic option for Chagas disease patients with severe cardiomyopathy. During patient follow-up, the differential diagnosis between cardiac transplant rejection and Chagas disease infection reactivation remains a challenging task, which hinders rapid implementation of the appropriate treatment. Herein we investigate whether polymerase chain reaction (PCR) strategies could facilitate early detection of Trypanosoma cruzi (T cruzi) in transplanted endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs)...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320489/on-the-analysis-of-clustering-in-an-irradiated-low-alloy-reactor-pressure-vessel-steel-weld
#8
Kristina Lindgren, Krystyna Stiller, Pål Efsing, Mattias Thuvander
Radiation induced clustering affects the mechanical properties, that is the ductile to brittle transition temperature (DBTT), of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steel of nuclear power plants. The combination of low Cu and high Ni used in some RPV welds is known to further enhance the DBTT shift during long time operation. In this study, RPV weld samples containing 0.04 at% Cu and 1.6 at% Ni were irradiated to 2.0 and 6.4×1023 n/m2 in the Halden test reactor. Atom probe tomography (APT) was applied to study clustering of Ni, Mn, Si, and Cu...
March 21, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320297/selection-of-progesterone-derivatives-specific-to-membrane-progesterone-receptors
#9
A V Polikarpova, A A Maslakova, I S Levina, L E Kulikova, Y V Kuznetsov, A A Guseva, T A Shchelkunova, I V Zavarzin, O V Smirnova
The search of selective agonists and antagonists of membrane progesterone receptors (mPRs) is a starting point for the study of progesterone signal transduction mechanisms mediated by mPRs, distinct from nuclear receptors. According to preliminary data, the ligand affinity for mPRs differs significantly from that for classical nuclear progesterone receptors (nPRs), which might indicate structural differences in the ligand-binding pocket of these proteins. In the present work, we analyzed the affinity of several progesterone derivatives for mPRs of human pancreatic adenocarcinoma BxPC3 cell line that is characterized by a high level of mPR mRNA expression and by the absence of expression of nPR mRNA...
February 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319031/evaluation-of-the-water-equivalence-of-plastic-materials-in-low-and-high-energy-clinical-proton-beams
#10
Ana Lourenco, David Shipley, Nigel Wellock, Russell Thomas, Hugo Bouchard, Andrzej Kacperek, Francesco Fracchiolla, Stefano Lorentini, Marco Schwarz, Niall MacDougall, Gary Royle, Hugo Palmans
The aim of this work was to evaluate the water-equivalence of new trial plastics designed specifically for light-ion beam dosimetry as well as commercially available plastics in clinical proton beams. The water-equivalence of materials was tested by computing a plastic-to-water conversion factor, <i>H</i><sub><i>pl</i>,w</sub>. Trial materials were characterized experimentally in 60 MeV and 226 MeV un-modulated proton beams and the results were compared with Monte Carlo simulations using the FLUKA code...
March 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318112/diagnostic-dilemmas-and-pitfalls-in-thinprep-%C3%A2-cytology-of-breast-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-report-of-six-cases-with-histological-correlates
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Jose Victor Scarpa Carniello, Fresia Pareja, Maria Laureana Santos-Zabala, Marcia Edelweiss
Fine needle aspirations (FNA) of the breast for primary diagnoses have become less popular in the USA and are usually performed for lesions with low or extremely high clinical suspicion. They are also performed for lesions in close proximity to a breast implant. Liquid-based cytological preparations, such as ThinPrep(®) (TP), provide a practical alternative to clinicians who are performing FNA. Using a selection of cases that represent challenging diagnoses, we describe common diagnostic pitfalls of breast FNA that are specifically associated with this preparation...
March 20, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318037/deoxycytidine-and-deoxythymidine-treatment-for-thymidine-kinase-2-deficiency
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Carlos Lopez-Gomez, Rebecca J Levy, Maria J Sanchez-Quintero, Marti Juanola-Falgarona, Emanuele Barca, Beatriz Garcia-Diaz, Saba Tadesse, Caterina Garone, Michio Hirano
OBJECTIVE: Thymidine kinase 2 (TK2), a critical enzyme in the mitochondrial pyrimidine salvage pathway, is essential for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) maintenance. Mutations in the nuclear gene TK2 cause TK2 deficiency, which manifests predominantly in children as myopathy with mtDNA depletion. Molecular bypass therapy with the TK2 products, dCMP and dTMP, prolongs the lifespan of Tk2-deficient (Tk2(-/-) ) mice by 2-3 fold. Because we observed rapid catabolism of the deoxynucleoside monophosphates to deoxythymidine (dT) and deoxycytidine (dC), we hypothesized that: 1) deoxynucleosides might be the major active agents and 2) inhibition of deoxycytidine deamination might enhance dTMP+dCMP therapy...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315820/evaluating-differential-nuclear-dna-yield-rates-and-osteocyte-numbers-among-human-bone-tissue-types-a-synchrotron-radiation-micro-ct-approach
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Janna M Andronowski, Amy Z Mundorff, Isaac V Pratt, Jon M Davoren, David M L Cooper
Molecular human identification has conventionally focused on DNA sampling from dense, weight-bearing cortical bone tissue, typically from femora or tibiae. A comparison of skeletal elements from three contemporary individuals demonstrated that elements with high quantities of cancellous bone yielded nuclear DNA at the highest rates, suggesting that preferentially sampling cortical bone may be suboptimal (Mundorff & Davoren, 2014). Despite these findings, the reason for the differential DNA yields between cortical and cancellous bone tissues remains unknown...
March 6, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315799/venous-phase-timing-does-not-predict-spect-results-during-balloon-test-occlusion-of-the-internal-carotid-artery
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Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Sumedh S Shah, Racheal I Wolfson, Sudheer Ambekar, Dileep R Yavagal, Mohamed S Elhammady, Eric C Peterson
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of venous phase timing when compared to Technetium-99m Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) during angiographic balloon test occlusion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and subsequent sacrifice of the ICA. METHODS: Fifty-six patients underwent formal BTO from April 2008, to February 2014, at our institution. Venous phase timing was calculated for each patient. SPECT imaging for each patient was interpreted by the nuclear medicine radiologist...
March 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315571/the-relationship-of-micronucleus-frequency-and-nuclear-division-index-with-coronary-artery-disease-syntax-and-gensini-scores
#15
Emrah İpek, Emrah Ermiş, Handan Uysal, Halit Kızılet, Selami Demirelli, Erkan Yıldırım, Sedat Ünver, Bircan Demir, Nergiz Kızılet
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the relationship of micronucleus (MN) frequency and nuclear division index (NDI) with SYNTAX and Gensini scores and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame counts of coronary arteries in patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS: In a single-center prospective observational study, a total of 63 individuals, 48 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and 15 healthy people were included. Before coronary angiography (exposure to X-ray), blood samples were collected for lymphocyte cultures, MN and NDI measurements...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314792/comparative-profiling-of-small-rnas-of-pig-seminal-plasma-and-ejaculated-and-epididymal-sperm
#16
Cai Chen, Han Wu, Dan Shen, Saisai Wang, Li Zhang, Xiaoyan Wang, Bo Gao, Tianwen Wu, Bichun Li, Kui Li, Chengyi Song
The similarities and differences of small RNAs in seminal plasma, epididymal sperm and ejaculated sperm remain largely undefined. We conducted a systematic comparative analysis of small RNA profiles in pig ejaculated sperm, epididymal sperm and seminal plasma and found that the diversity distribution of small RNA species was generally similar, whereas the abundance of small RNAs is dramatically different across the three libraries; miRNAs and small RNAs derived from rRNA, tRNA, small nuclear RNA, 7SK RNA, NRON RNA and cis-regulatory RNA were enriched in the three libraries, but piRNA was absent...
March 17, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314770/cribriform-morular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-distinctive-type-of-thyroid-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Alfred King-Yin Lam, Nassim Saremi
The aim of this systematic review is to study the features of cribriform-morular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (CMV-PTC) by analysing the 129 documented cases in the English literature. The disease occurred almost exclusively in women. The median age of presentation for CMV-PTC was 24 years. Slightly over half of the patients with CMV-PTC had familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). CMV-PTC presented before the colonic manifestations in approximately half of the patients with FAP. Patients with FAP often have multifocal tumours in the thyroid...
April 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306666/new-biomarkers-and-imaging-approaches-for-the-diagnosis-of-deep-venous-thrombosis
#18
Jordan K Schaefer, Benjamin Jacobs, Thomas W Wakefield, Suman L Sood
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Symptoms suggestive of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are extremely common in clinical practice, but unfortunately nonspecific. In both ambulatory and inpatient settings, clinicians are often tasked with evaluating these concerns. Here, we review the most recent advances in biomarkers and imaging to diagnose lower extremity DVT. RECENT FINDINGS: The modified Wells score remains the most supported clinical decision rule for risk stratifying patients...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304035/nuclear-dynamics-and-phase-polymorphism-in-solid-formic-acid
#19
Maciej Krzystyniak, Kacper Drużbicki, Giovanni Romanelli, Matthias J Gutmann, Svemir Rudić, Silvia Imberti, Felix Fernandez-Alonso
We apply a unique sequence of structural and dynamical neutron-scattering techniques, augmented with density-functional electronic-structure calculations, to establish the degree of polymorphism in an archetypal hydrogen-bonded system - crystalline formic acid. Using this combination of experimental and theoretical techniques, the hypothesis by Zelsmann on the coexistence of the β1 and β2 phases above 220 K is tested. Contrary to the postulated scenario of proton-transfer-driven phase coexistence, the emerging picture is one of a quantitatively different structural change over this temperature range, whereby the loosening of crystal packing promotes temperature-induced shearing of the hydrogen-bonded chains...
March 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302163/matrix-metalloproteinase-activity-stimulates-n-cadherin-shedding-and-the-soluble-n-cadherin-ectodomain-promotes-classical-microglial-activation
#20
Katherine Conant, Stefano Daniele, P Lorenzo Bozzelli, Tsion Abdi, Amanda Edwards, Arek Szklarczyk, India Olchefske, David Ottenheimer, Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of enzymes that are typically released from intracellular stores to act on specific extracellular substrates. MMP expression and activity can be increased in a neuronal activity-dependent manner, and further increased in response to tissue injury. MMP substrates include cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) that are abundantly expressed in the brain and well positioned for membrane proximal cleavage. Importantly, CAM integrity is important to synaptic structure and axon-myelin interactions, and shed ectodomains may themselves influence cellular function...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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