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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813658/ccctc-binding-factor-translates-interleukin-2-and-%C3%AE-ketoglutarate-sensitive-metabolic-changes-in-t%C3%A2-cells-into-context-dependent-gene-programs
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Danielle A Chisolm, Daniel Savic, Amanda J Moore, Andre Ballesteros-Tato, Beatriz León, David K Crossman, Cornelis Murre, Richard M Myers, Amy S Weinmann
Despite considerable research connecting cellular metabolism with differentiation decisions, the underlying mechanisms that translate metabolite-sensitive activities into unique gene programs are still unclear. We found that aspects of the interleukin-2 (IL-2)-sensitive effector gene program in CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells in type 1 conditions (Th1) were regulated by glutamine and alpha-ketoglutarate (αKG)-induced events, in part through changes in DNA and histone methylation states. We further identified a mechanism by which IL-2- and αKG-sensitive metabolic changes regulated the association of CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) with select genomic sites...
August 15, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813640/innate-immune-signaling-in-the-ventral-tegmental-area-contributes-to-drug-primed-reinstatement-of-cocaine-seeking
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Kyle T Brown, Sophia C Levis, Casey E O'Neill, Alexis L Northcutt, Timothy J Fabisiak, Linda R Watkins, Ryan K Bachtell
Cocaine addiction is a chronic relapsing disorder characterized by persistent perturbations to an organism's homeostatic processes that result in maladaptive drug seeking. Although considerable attention has been directed at the consequences of neuronal changes following chronic cocaine taking, few studies have examined the role of microglia, the brain's resident immune cells, following chronic cocaine administration. Toll-Like Receptor 4 (TLR4) is a molecular pattern receptor that recognizes pathogens, danger signals, and xenobiotics and induces proinflammatory signaling in the central nervous system...
August 13, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813073/functional-health-literacy-and-quality-of-life-of-high-school-adolescents-in-state-schools-in-belo-horizonte
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Poliana Cristina Rocha, Dálian Cristina Rocha, Stela Maris Aguiar Lemos
Purpose: To investigate the association between functional health literacy and sociodemographic factors, quality of life, self-perception of health, and perception of contexts of violence in adolescents in state schools in Belo Horizonte. Methods: This is a cross-sectional analytical observational study with a probabilistic sample of 384 adolescents between 15 and 19 years old. Data collection was carried out in schools and included self-reporting questionnaires to assess the functional health literacy, socioeconomic classification, self-perceived health, and quality of life...
August 10, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813071/content-validation-clarity-relevance-reliability-and-internal-consistency-of-enunciative-signs-of-language-acquisition
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Anelise Henrich Crestani, Anaelena Bragança de Moraes, Ana Paula Ramos de Souza
Purpose: To analyze the results of the validation of building enunciative signs of language acquisition for children aged 3 to 12 months. Methods: The signs were built based on mechanisms of language acquisition in an enunciative perspective and on clinical experience with language disorders. The signs were submitted to judgment of clarity and relevance by a sample of six experts, doctors in linguistic in with knowledge of psycholinguistics and language clinic. In the validation of reliability, two judges/evaluators helped to implement the instruments in videos of 20% of the total sample of mother-infant dyads using the inter-evaluator method...
August 10, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812463/novel-col1a1-mutation-c-3290g-t-associated-with-severe-form-of-osteogenesis-imperfecta-in-a-fetus
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Laura Tanner, Paula Vainio, Minna Sandell, Jukka Laine
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetically and clinically heterogenous group of skeletal dysplasias characterized by bone fragility. Its severity ranges from nearly asymptomatic individuals to perinatal lethality. The majority of cases are caused by mutations in either the COL1A1 or the COL1A2 gene coding for alpha 1 and alpha 2 chains of collagen type 1, respectively, and a large number of pathogenic variants of these genes has been identified. We describe a novel COL1A1 mutation associated with prenatally diagnosed severe form of osteogenesis imperfecta...
September 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811237/the-in-validity-of-volatile-poct-parameters-from-patients-beyond-normothermia
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Michael A Gruber, Stefan Felbermeir, Regina Lindner, Martin Kieninger
BACKGROUND: A common characteristic of all blood gas analyzers on the market is that measurements are processed at 37°C, not at the real patients´ temperature. Subsequently temperature-sensitive parameters can be mathematically corrected (alpha-stat method) or used directly (pH-stat method). National rules in Germany (Rili-BAEK) demand defined accuracy and precision without any restriction to samples´ temperatures or corrections. As consequence in the investigation at hand we tried to find out whether blood gas analyzers can fulfill the regulations for pCO2 and pO2 when normothermia of the matrix is not given...
August 12, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810971/effect-of-mixed-basic-military-training-on-the-physical-fitness-of-male-and-female-soldiers
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Paola S Wood, Catharina C Grant, Peet J du Toit, Lizelle Fletcher
INTRODUCTION: Mixed gender basic military training (BMT) is adopted to integrate the female South African soldier into the military. This study aimed to assess gender differences before, during (12 weeks), and after a 20-week mixed BMT course and determine if BMT significantly reduced these differences. METHODS: A total of 186 soldiers (114 male: mean age = 21.0 ± 1.1 year; 72 female: mean age = 20.5 ± 1.2 year) completed the BMT course and all anthropometric, physical fitness, explosive power, and hand grip strength measurements...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810438/patients-with-limited-communication-in-end-of-life-situations-initial-psychometric-properties-of-a-discomfort-observation-scale
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Ana Lucila Soto-Rubio, José Manuel Tomás Miguel, Marián Pérez-Marín, Pilar Barreto Martín
This work presents an observational scale which takes into account different observable indicators of discomfort of patients in end-of-life situations with difficulties in communicating due to cognitive impairment, fatigue or sedation and provides details of its validation. In all, 71 adults participated. Model fit was adequate ( χ(2)(27) = 43.28, p = .024, comparative fit index = .975, root mean square error of approximation = .092 and confidence interval 90% (.033-.140)). Alpha coefficient was ...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808940/plasma-alpha-l-fucosidase-activity-in-chronic-inflammation-and-autoimmune-disorders-in-a-pediatric-cohort-of-hospitalized-patients
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Ildikó Endreffy, Geir Bjørklund, László Szerafin, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Mauricio A Urbina, Emőke Endreffy
Human α-fucosidase (EC 3.2.1.51) is an enzyme (hydrolase) of particular biological and medical interest, as the inherited deficiency in its activity leads to fucosidosis, a pathology belonging to severe glycoprotein lysosomal storage disorders. Although its importance has increased in latest years, data about its plasma level in children with inflammatory disorders are still lacking. In the present study, plasma activity of α-L-fucosidase-1 (FUCA-1) and its potential association with chronic inflammatory pathologies was evaluated in hospitalized individuals, both pediatric and adult ones...
August 14, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808903/clinical-outcomes-of-aortic-repair-in-young-adult-patients-with-acta2-mutations
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Yoshimasa Seike, Kenji Minatoya, Hiroaki Sasaki, Hiroshi Tanaka, Tatsuya Itonaga, Yosuke Inoue, Hiroko Morisaki, Takayuki Morisaki, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Junjiro Kobayashi
OBJECTIVES: Actin, alpha-2, smooth muscle, aorta (ACTA2) mutations are one of the major causes of familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. The aim of this study was to review our clinical results of young adult patients with aortic disease caused by ACTA2 mutations. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 251 patients (<50 years old) who underwent surgery for thoracic aortic diseases between 2004 and 2014. Among them, nine patients (3.5%) had ACTA2 mutations...
August 14, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808478/the-portuguese-long-version-of-the-copenhagen-psychosocial-questionnaire-ii-copsoq-ii-a-validation-study
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Susel Rosário, Luís F Azevedo, João A Fonseca, Albert Nienhaus, Matthias Nübling, José Torres da Costa
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial risks are now widely recognised as one of the biggest challenges for occupational safety and health (OSH) and a major public health concern. The aim of this paper is to investigate the Portuguese long version of the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire II (COPSOQ II), in order to analyse the psychometric properties of the instrument and to validate it. METHODS: The Portuguese COPSOQ II was issued to a total of 745 Portuguese employees from both private and public organisations across several economic sectors at a baseline and then 2 weeks later...
2017: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808397/genistein-attenuated-gastric-injury-on-indomethacin-induced-gastropathy-in-rats
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Sarocha Vivatvakin, Duangporn Werawatganon, Kanjana Somanawat, Naruemon Klaikeaw, Prasong Siriviriyakul
OBJECTIVES: To investigates the mucoprotective effect of genistein on gastric injury in rats with indomethacin (IMN)-induced gastropathy. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups. Group 1 (control; n = 6) was given distilled water (DW). Group 2 (IMN; n = 6) was given indomethacin (IMN) 150 mg/kg dissolved in 5% sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3(-)) 1 mL/rat via intragastric tube at time 0 and 4 h. Group 3 (genistein; n = 6) was given genistein 100 mg/kg dissolved in 0...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808223/metastasis-associated-protein-1-deficiency-results-in-compromised-pulmonary-alveolar-capillary-angiogenesis-in-mice
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Jun-Hui Qin, Zhen-Yu Ke, Qiang Zhou, Li Wang, Yuan Liang, Ying-Mei Wang, Tong Yang, Xing Gao, Jing Ye, Rekesh Kumar, Rui-An Wang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1) deficiency during angiogenesis of pulmonary alveolar capillaries in mice and to determine the molecular mechanisms involved. MATERIAL AND METHODS The expressions of MTA1, CD34, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), and HIF-1α were analyzed in the lungs of MTA1-knockout (KO) and wild-type mice at embryonic day 18.5 and 2 months by quantitative PCR, immunoblotting, and immunohistochemistry...
August 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808023/prefrontal-cortex-modulates-posterior-alpha-oscillations-during-top-down-guided-visual-perception
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Randolph F Helfrich, Melody Huang, Guy Wilson, Robert T Knight
Conscious visual perception is proposed to arise from the selective synchronization of functionally specialized but widely distributed cortical areas. It has been suggested that different frequency bands index distinct canonical computations. Here, we probed visual perception on a fine-grained temporal scale to study the oscillatory dynamics supporting prefrontal-dependent sensory processing. We tested whether a predictive context that was embedded in a rapid visual stream modulated the perception of a subsequent near-threshold target...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807874/docosahexaenoic-acid-increases-the-expression-of-oxidative-stress-induced-growth-inhibitor-1-through-the-pi3k-akt-nrf2-signaling-pathway-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Chia-Han Tsai, You-Cheng Shen, Haw-Wen Chen, Kai-Li Liu, Jer-Wei Chang, Pei-Yin Chen, Chen-Yu Lin, Hsien-Tsung Yao, Chien-Chun Li
Oxidative stress-induced growth inhibitor 1 (OSGIN1), a tumor suppressor, inhibits cell proliferation and induces cell death. N-6 and n-3 PUFAs protect against breast cancer, but the molecular mechanisms of this effect are not clear. We investigated the effect of n-6 and n-3 PUFAs on OSGIN1 expression and whether OSGIN1 is involved in PUFA-induced apoptosis in breast cancer cells. We used 100 μM of n-6 PUFAs including arachidonic acid, linoleic acid, and gamma-linolenic acid and n-3 PUFAs including alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)...
August 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807664/social-interaction-modulates-the-neuroinflammatory-response-to-global-cerebral-ischemia-in-male-mice
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Monica M Gaudier-Diaz, Ning Zhang, Adam H Haines, Surbhi, Min Zhou, A Courtney DeVries
Social isolation is a risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, although the underlying mechanisms remain underspecified. Considering the potential of microglia to become sensitized by stressors and their role in neuroinflammation, we hypothesized that social isolation primes microglia, resulting in an exaggerated neuroimmune response to experimental cerebral ischemia. First, major histocompatibility complex II (MHC II) gene expression, an indicator of microglial priming, was compared between mice that were socially isolated or pair-housed...
August 11, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807573/axially-substituted-silicon-iv-phthalocyanine-and-its-quaternized-derivative-as-photosensitizers-towards-tumor-cells-and-bacterial-pathogens
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İpek Ömeroğlu, Esra Nur Kaya, Meltem Göksel, Vesselin Kussovski, Vanya Mantareva, Mahmut Durmuş
Axially di-(alpha,alpha-diphenyl-4-pyridylmethoxy) silicon(IV) phthalocyanine (3) and its quaternized derivative (3Q) were synthesized and tested as photosensitizers against tumor and bacterial cells. These new phthalocyanines were characterized by elemental analysis, and different spectroscopic methods such as FT-IR, UV-Vis, MALDI-TOF and (1)H NMR. The photophysical properties such as absorption and fluorescence, and the photochemical properties such as singlet oxygen generation of both phthalocyanines were investigated in solutions...
August 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807218/teduglutide-effects-on-gene-regulation-of-fibrogenesis-on-an-animal-model-of-intestinal-anastomosis
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Beatriz P Costa, Ana C Gonçalves, Ana M Abrantes, Paulo Matafome, Raquel Seiça, Ana B Sarmento-Ribeiro, Maria Filomena Botelho, Francisco Castro-Sousa
BACKGROUND: Teduglutide is an enterotrophic analog of glucagon-like peptide 2 approved for the rehabilitation of short-bowel syndrome. This study aims to analyze the effects of teduglutide administration on the gene regulation of fibrogenesis during the intestinal anastomotic healing on an animal model. METHODS: Wistar rats (n = 62) were assigned into four groups: "Ileal Resection and Anastomosis" or "Laparotomy," each one subdivided into "Postoperative Teduglutide Administration" or "No Treatment," and sacrificed at the third or at the seventh days, with ileal sample harvesting...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807207/effect-of-bevacizumab-on-acetic-acid-induced-ulcerative-colitis-in-rats
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Zeki Ozsoy, Seyma Ozsoy, Fikret Gevrek, Emre Demir, Ismail Benli, Emin Daldal, Erdinc Yenidogan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of intraperitoneally administered bevacizumab on colitis induced by acetic acid. METHODS: An experimental model of acetic acid-induced colitis was introduced in rats. After the induction of colitis, bevacizumab was administered intraperitoneally at two different daily doses of low (2.5 mg/kg) or high (5 mg/kg) concentration. Control groups were included for colitis and bevacizumab. After 7 d, the rats were sacrificed, and colonic tissues were harvested for macroscopic and microscopic examination of colonic damage...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806973/protective-effects-of-orange-citrus-sinensis-l-peel-aqueous-extract-and-hesperidin-on-oxidative-stress-and-peptic-ulcer-induced-by-alcohol-in-rat
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Slimen Selmi, Kais Rtibi, Dhekra Grami, Hichem Sebai, Lamjed Marzouki
BACKGROUND: Massive alcohol drinking can lead to gastric ulcer. In the present study we investigated the gastroprotective effect of Citrus sinensis peel aqueous extract (CSPE) and Hesperidin (H) in ethanol (EtOH) induced oxidative stress and peptic ulcer in rats. METHODS: Seventy adult male Wistar rats were divided into seven groups of 10 each: control, EtOH (4 g/kg b.w.), EtOH + various doses of CSPE (100, 200 and 400 mg/kg, b.w.), EtOH + Hesperidin (50 mg/kg, p...
August 14, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
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