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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775743/redox-regulation-of-protein-kinase-c-by-selenometabolites-and-selenoprotein-thioredoxin-reductase-limits-cancer-prevention-by-selenium
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Rayudu Gopalakrishna, Usha Gundimeda, Sarah Zhou, Bui Helena, Arne Holmgren
The cancer-preventive mechanism of selenium should address the way low concentrations of selenometabolites react with cellular targets without being diffused from the sites of generation, the way selenium selectively kills tumor cells, and the intriguing U-shaped curve that is seen with dietary supplementation of selenium and cancer prevention. Protein kinase C (PKC), a receptor for tumor promoters, is well suited for this mechanism. Due to the catalytic redox cycle, low concentrations of methylselenol, a postulated active metabolite of selenium, react with the tumor-promoting lipid hydroperoxide bound to PKC to form methylseleninic acid (MSA), which selectively reacts with thiol residues present within the vicinity of the PKC catalytic domain to inactivate it...
May 15, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773649/ptap-motif-duplication-in-the-p6-gag-protein-confers-a-replication-advantage-on-hiv-1-subtype-c
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Shilpee Sharma, Prabhu S Arunachalam, Malini Menon, Viswanath Ragupathy, Ravi Vijaya Satya, Joshua Jebaraj, Shambhu Ganeshappa Aralaguppe, Chaitra Rao, Sreshtha Pal, Shanmugam Saravanan, Kailapuri G Murugavel, Pachamuthu Balakrishnan, Suniti Solomon, Indira Hewlett, Udaykumar Ranga
HIV-1 subtype C (HIV-1C) may duplicate longer amino acid stretches in the p6 Gag protein, leading to the creation of an additional Pro-Thr/Ser-Ala-Pro (PTAP) motif necessary for viral packaging. However, the biological significance of a duplication of the PTAP motif for HIV-1 replication and pathogenesis has not been experimentally validated. In a longitudinal study of two different clinical cohorts of select HIV-1 seropositive, drug-naive individuals from India, we found that 8 of 50 of these individuals harbored a mixed infection of viral strains discordant for the PTAP duplication...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772829/overview-of-cadmium-thyroid-disrupting-effects-and-mechanisms
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Aleksandra Buha, Vesna Matovic, Biljana Antonijevic, Zorica Bulat, Marijana Curcic, Elisavet A Renieri, Aristidis M Tsatsakis, Amie Schweitzer, David Wallace
Humans are exposed to a significant number of chemicals that are suspected to produce disturbances in hormone homeostasis. Hence, in recent decades, there has been a growing interest in endocrine disruptive chemicals. One of the alleged thyroid disrupting substances is cadmium (Cd), a ubiquitous toxic metal shown to act as a thyroid disruptor and carcinogen in both animals and humans. Multiple PubMed searches with core keywords were performed to identify and evaluate appropriate studies which revealed literature suggesting evidence for the link between exposure to Cd and histological and metabolic changes in the thyroid gland...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770587/an-unusual-case-of-pulmonary-hamartoma-with-predominant-bronchial-mucous-glands-in-the-peripheral-lung
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Rin Yamada, Akiko Tonooka, Shin-Ichiro Horiguchi, Toru Motoi, Horio Hirotoshi, Tsunekazu Hishima
Pulmonary hamartoma (PH) is the most common benign lung tumor, comprising various amounts of mescenchymal components with entrapped epithelial components. We describe an unusual case of PH in the left lower lung lobe of a 60-year-old female. The tumor was 9 × 9 mm in size, light brown, weakly glistening, and microscopically found to be composed of well-developed epithelial and mesenchymal components without atypia. Both components were intermingled but without apparent transition. Epithelial components were occupied by predominant bronchial mucous glands...
May 16, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769623/microwave-effects-in-the-dilute-acid-hydrolysis-of-cellulose-to-5-hydroxymethylfurfural
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Nick Sweygers, Niels Alewaters, Raf Dewil, Lise Appels
In this study, the effect of microwaves on the production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in a biphasic system was evaluated via a kinetic analysis. The reaction system consisted of an acidified aqueous phase and methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) as an organic phase, in which HMF is extracted directly upon formation during the reaction. Two identically shaped reactors were used to assess the influence of microwaves on the production of HMF. A borosilicate glass reactor was used to heat the reaction mixture via microwaves directly, whereas the silicon carbide (SiC) wall of the second reactor absorbed all microwaves and hence the reactor content was heated via convective heat transfer...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769245/pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-and-the-biphasic-effect-of-arsenic-in-carcinogenesis
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Qiao Yi Chen, Max Costa
Arsenic is a naturally occurring ubiquitous metalloid found in the Earth's crust. In its inorganic form, Arsenic is highly toxic and carcinogenic, and is widely found across the globe and through out the environment. As an International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) defined Class I human carcinogen, arsenic has been found to cause multiple human cancers including liver, lung, urinary bladder, skin, kidney, and prostate. Mechanisms of arsenic-induced carcinogenesis remain elusive and this review specifically focuses on the role of PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway in promoting cancer development...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768520/clinical-and-immunohistochemical-study-of-melanotic-neuroectodermal-tumor-of-infancy-in-the-maxilla
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Hellen Bandeira de Pontes Santos, Aníbal Henrique Barbosa de Luna, Pedro Everton Marques Goes, Alexander Tadeu Sverzut, Cassiano Francisco Weege Nonaka, Pollianna Muniz Alves
Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy is a rare and fast-growing neoplasm. In this study, we describe the case of a 6-month-old female patient, who presented swelling in the anterior maxilla. Tomographic reconstruction showed an unilocular hypodense and expansive area associated with the upper right central primary incisor. The presumptive diagnoses were dentigerous cyst, adenomatoid odontogenic tumor, melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy and rhabdomyosarcoma, and an incisional biopsy was performed...
May 14, 2018: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768357/dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumor-like-pilocytic-astrocytoma-a-case-report
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Jia-Ming Liao, Wei Wang, Jing Xie, Hai-Bo Wu
RATIONALE: Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) typically shows biphasic pattern with a mixture of loose microcystic and compact regions, in which it is not uncommon to see heterogeneous morphology. However, there has not been reported in the literatures of the PA type that shows similarity to dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) in both histological morphology and immunophenotype. PATIENT CONCERNS: The present study described a case of PA affecting the right temporal-occipital lobe in a 22-year-old male patient...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768016/cisplatin-encapsulation-generates-morphologically-different-multi-compartments-in-the-internal-nanostructures-of-non-lamellar-liquid-crystalline-self-assemblies
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Intan Diana Mat Azmi, Jesper Ostergaard, Stefan Sturup, Bente Gammelgaard, Arto Urtti, Seyed Moein Moghimi, Anan Yaghmur
Cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (II)) is among the most potent cytotoxic agents used in cancer chemotherapy. The encapsulation of cisplatin in lipid-based drug carriers has been challenging owing to its low solubility in both aqueous and lipid phases. Here, we investigated cisplatin encapsulation in non-lamellar liquid crystalline (LC) nanodispersions formed from a ternary mixture of phytantriol (PHYT), vitamin E (Vit E) and an anionic phospholipid [either phosphatidylglycerol (DSPG) or phosphatidylserine (DPPS)]...
May 16, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764763/direct-recovery-of-mangostins-from-garcinia-mangostana-pericarps-using-cellulase-assisted-aqueous-micellar-biphasic-system-with-recyclable-surfactant
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Hui-Suan Ng, Grace Yin Tze Tan, Ka-Heng Lee, Wolfgang Zimmermann, Hip Seng Yim, John Chi-Wei Lan
The α- and γ-mangostins from Garcinia mangostana pericarps (GMP) exhibit antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties. The extraction yields α- and γ-mangostins are often limited by the presence of the GMP cell walls. Therefore, the extraction and recovery of mangostins from GMP with an Aspergillus niger cellulase-assisted aqueous micellar biphasic system (CA-AMBS) was developed for enhanced yield of mangostins. Effects of the concentration of cellulase, the incubation time and the temperature of the system on the recovery of mangostins were investigated...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761601/postnatal-development-of-cholinergic-input-to-the-thalamic-reticular-nucleus-of-the-mouse
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Guela Sokhadze, Peter Whitney Campbell, William Guido
The thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN), a shell-like structure comprised of GABAergic neurons, gates signal transmission between thalamus and cortex. While TRN is innervated by axon collaterals of thalamocortical and corticothalamic neurons, other ascending projections modulate activity during different behavioral states such as attention, arousal, and sleep-wake cycles. One of the largest arise from cholinergic neurons of the basal forebrain and brainstem. Despite its integral role, little is known about how or when cholinergic innervation and synapse formation occurs...
May 14, 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761435/extraction-of-plant-lipids-for-lc-ms-based-untargeted-plant-lipidomics
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Thusitha W T Rupasinghe, Ute Roessner
Lipids are defined as hydrophobic or amphipathic small molecules which consist of a number of structurally and functionally distinct molecules that span from nonpolar to neutral to polar compounds. Lipidomics is the comprehensive analysis of all lipids in a biological system. Changes in lipid metabolism and composition, as well as of distinct lipid species have been linked with altered plant growth, development, and responses to environmental stresses including salinity. Recently, improved liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS)-based techniques have provided the rapid expansion of lipidomics research...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761193/hydrogen-bond-basicity-of-ionic-liquids-and-molar-entropy-of-hydration-of-salts-as-major-descriptors-in-the-formation-of-aqueous-biphasic-systems
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Helena Passos, Teresa B V Dinis, Ana Filipa M Cláudio, Mara G Freire, João A P Coutinho
Aqueous biphasic systems (ABS) composed of ionic liquids (ILs) and conventional salts have been largely investigated and successfully used in separation processes, for which the determination of the corresponding ternary phase diagrams is a prerequisite. However, due the large number of ILs that can be prepared and their high structural versatility, it is impossible to experimentally cover and characterize all possible combinations of ILs and salts that may form ABS. The development of tools for the prediction and design of IL-based ABS is thus a crucial requirement...
May 15, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761068/antibiotic-containing-bone-substitute-in-major-hip-surgery-a-long-term-gentamicin-elution-study
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Mindaugas Stravinskas, Malin Nilsson, Peter Horstmann, Michael Mørk Petersen, Sarunas Tarasevicius, Lars Lidgren
Objectives: The objective is to present the antibiotic elution from a locally implanted gentamicin containing hydroxyapatite and calcium sulphate bone substitute with an extended follow up of 30 days. We also compare the pharmacokinetics of the ceramic bone substitute with a published study on gentamicin containing poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) bone cement used in primary total hip arthroplasty. Methods: Gentamicin release was measured in the urine for a month and the serum for 4 days in 10 patients operated for trochanteric hip fractures and 10 patients in uncemented hip revisions...
2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760647/discrimination-and-recognition-of-phantom-finger-sensation-through-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation
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Mengnan Li, Dingguo Zhang, Yao Chen, Xinyu Chai, Longwen He, Ying Chen, Jinyao Guo, Xiaohong Sui
Tactile sensory feedback would make a significant contribution to the state-of-the-art prosthetic hands for achieving dexterous manipulation over objects. Phantom finger sensation, also called referred sensation of lost fingers, can be noninvasively evoked by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) of the phantom finger territories (PFTs) near the stump for upper-limb amputees. As such, intuitive sensations pertaining to lost fingers could be non-invasively generated. However, the encoding of stimulation parameters into tactile sensations that can be intuitively interpreted by the users remains a significant challenge...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760484/top-down-descending-facilitation-of-spinal-sensory-excitatory-transmission-from-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex
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Tao Chen, Wataru Taniguchi, Qi-Yu Chen, Hidetoshi Tozaki-Saitoh, Qian Song, Ren-Hao Liu, Kohei Koga, Tsuyoshi Matsuda, Yae Kaito-Sugimura, Jian Wang, Zhi-Hua Li, Ya-Cheng Lu, Kazuhide Inoue, Makoto Tsuda, Yun-Qing Li, Terumasa Nakatsuka, Min Zhuo
Spinal sensory transmission is under descending biphasic modulation, and descending facilitation is believed to contribute to chronic pain. Descending modulation from the brainstem rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM) has been the most studied, whereas little is known about direct corticospinal modulation. Here, we found that stimulation in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) potentiated spinal excitatory synaptic transmission and this modulation is independent of the RVM. Peripheral nerve injury enhanced the spinal synaptic transmission and occluded the ACC-spinal cord facilitation...
May 14, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759531/biphasic-anaphylaxis-a-review-of-the-literature-and-implications-for-emergency-management
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REVIEW
Ali Pourmand, Chelsea Robinson, Wahab Syed, Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi
BACKGROUND: The biphasic reaction is a feared complication of anaphylaxis management in the emergency department (ED). The traditional recommended ED observation time is 4-6 h after complete resolution of symptoms for every anaphylaxis patient. However, there has been great controversy regarding whether this standard of care is evidence-based. METHODS: Articles were selected using a PubMed, MEDLINE search for the keywords "biphasic anaphylaxis", yielding 155 articles...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757725/acute-mesenteric-ischemia-multidetector-ct-findings-and-endovascular-management
#18
Shuzo Kanasaki, Akira Furukawa, Kanako Fumoto, Yasuyo Hamanaka, Shinichi Ota, Tomohiro Hirose, Akitoshi Inoue, Takako Shirakawa, Linh Dai Hung Nguyen, Syerikjan Tulyeubai
Acute mesenteric ischemia is a rare life-threatening condition that accounts for approximately one in 1000 hospital admissions. The mortality rate is 50%-69% owing to the absence of specific symptoms and laboratory data, which makes early detection of this condition difficult. If the use of contrast material is possible, biphasic contrast material-enhanced multidetector computed tomography (CT) is the first-line imaging test for early diagnosis of the disease and for differentiation from other causes of acute abdomen...
May 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757709/how-to-assess-the-best-immunohistochemical-panel-in-the-diagnosis-of-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-in-a-pathology-lab
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Mona Mlika, Oumeima Lamzibri, Saoussen Bacha, Soumeya Laabidi, Chokri Haddouchi, Faouzi El Mezni
BACKGROUND: malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare tumor with a challenging diagnosis. Even if, clinical data are mandatory to suspect the diagnosis, the positive diagnosis is based on microscopic features. Morphologic features are still the port of call of the diagnosis but their non specific character and the multiplicity of differential diagnoses made the immunohistochemical markers mandatory for the diagnosis. Many antibodies with a positive diagnostic value including claretinin, mesothelin, WT1 and antibodies with a negative diagnostic value including TTF1, EMA, CD15 are recommended by the scientific societies...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757470/sinus-augmentation-using-rhbmp-2-acs-in-a-mini-pig-model-influence-of-an-adjunctive-ceramic-bone-biomaterial
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Cristiano Susin, Jaebum Lee, Tiago Fiorini, Rubens Moreno de Freitas, Hsien-Chung Chiu, Hari S Prasad, Amanda N Buxton, Ulf Me Wikesjö
BACKGROUND: Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in an absorbable collagen sponge carrier (rhBMP-2/ACS) has been shown to support significant bone formation when used to augment the maxillary sinus for implant dentistry. Nevertheless, bone biomaterials have been suggested to extend rhBMP-2/ACS with limited support of the merits of such approaches. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate local bone formation/dental implant osseointegration following implantation of rhBMP-2/ACS combined with a ceramic bone biomaterial using a mini-pig sinus augmentation model...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
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