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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647376/mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-back-to-the-drawing-board
#1
Christos Chinopoulos
Current models theorizing on what the mitochondrial permeability transition (mPT) pore is made of, implicate the c-subunit rings of ATP synthase complex. However, two very recent studies, one on atomistic simulations and in the other disrupting all genes coding for the c subunit disproved those models. As a consequence of this, the structural elements of the pore remain unknown. The purpose of the present short-review is to (i) briefly review the latest findings, (ii) serve as an index for more comprehensive reviews regarding mPT specifics, (iii) reiterate on the potential pitfalls while investigating mPT in conjunction to bioenergetics, and most importantly (iv) suggest to those in search of mPT pore identity, to also look elsewhere...
June 21, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647053/resistance-to-hepatitis-c-virus-implications-and-therapeutic-options
#2
Susana Llerena, Joaquín Cabezas, Paula Iruzubieta, Javier Crespo
We are currently living in an unprecedented era of hepatitis C treatment with the availability of highly effective drugs yielding minimal side effects. The problem we currently face is the retreatment of patients refractory to these drugs. Although several factors can influence treatment failure, this review focuses on antiviral resistance. Resistance-associated substitutions may be identified at baseline or be treatment-emergent. The latter seem to be more clinically relevant and must be studied in the event of treatment failure (no virological response)...
June 21, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646423/updates-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism
#3
REVIEW
Guido Gasparri
This is a review of the latest papers on PHPT with the purpose of assessing the most recent evidence in the management of PHPT and to give updated recommendations for its evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. I used my personal experience to collect papers that reinforce my ideas for the diagnosis and treatment of PHPT. Perhaps, in the near future, we will have more information about genetics, localization studies, surgical techniques, medical treatments, and statements that we have presented today will be obsolete...
June 23, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646093/emerging-roles-of-mechanical-forces-in-chromatin-regulation
#4
REVIEW
Yekaterina A Miroshnikova, Michele M Nava, Sara A Wickström
Cells are constantly subjected to a spectrum of mechanical cues, such as shear stress, compression, differential tissue rigidity and strain, to which they adapt by engaging mechanisms of mechanotransduction. While the central role of cell adhesion receptors in this process is established, it has only recently been appreciated that mechanical cues reach far beyond the plasma membrane and the cytoskeleton, and are directly transmitted to the nucleus. Furthermore, changes in the mechanical properties of the perinuclear cytoskeleton, nuclear lamina and chromatin are critical for cellular responses and adaptation to external mechanical cues...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645183/in-defense-of-bacillus-thuringiensis-the-safest-and-most-successful-microbial-insecticide-available-to-humanity-a-response-to-efsa
#5
Ben Raymond, Brian A Federici
The Bacillus cereus group contains vertebrate pathogens such as Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus cereus and the invertebrate pathogen Bacillus thuringiensis. Microbial biopesticides based on B. thuringiensis (Bt) are widely recognized as being among the safest and least environmentally damaging insecticidal products available. Nevertheless, a recent food poisoning incident prompted a European Food Safety Authority review which argued that B. thuringiensis poses a health risk equivalent to B. cereus, a causative agent of diarrhoea...
June 22, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645128/-headache-news
#6
Hans-Christoph Diener, Charly Gaul, Dagny Holle-Lee, Lazaros Lazaridis, Steffen Nägel, Mark Obermann
A review of the latest and most relevant information on different disorders of head and facial pain is presented. News from epidemiologic studies regarding the relationship between migraine and patent foramen ovale, the cardiovascular risk in migraine, and migraine behavior during menopause, and the development of white matter lesions or migraine genetics are presented. Regarding pathophysiology there are very recent insights regarding the role of the hypothalamus during prodromal phase and the interplay of brain-stem and hypothalamus during the attack...
June 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643707/pre-descemet-s-endothelial-keratoplasty
#7
REVIEW
Priya Narang, Amar Agarwal
Endothelial keratoplasty (EK) has supplanted the penetrating keratoplasty procedure for corneal endothelial disorders. A review of literature on pre-descemet's EK, that is, a latest iterant in EK is described along with our experiences.
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642134/mitochondrial-potassium-channels-in-cell-death
#8
Vanessa Checchetto, Michele Azzolini, Roberta Peruzzo, Paola Capitanio, Luigi Leanza
Mitochondria are intracellular organelles involved in several processes from bioenergetics to cell death. In the latest years, ion channels are arising as new possible targets in controlling several cellular functions. The discovery that several plasma membrane located ion channels have intracellular counterparts, has now implemented this consideration and the number of studies enforcing the understanding of their role in different metabolic pathways. In this review, we will discuss the recent updates in the field, focusing our attention on the involvement of potassium channels during mitochondrial mediated apoptotic cell death...
June 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640307/healthy-properties-of-green-and-white-teas-an-update
#9
REVIEW
S Pastoriza, M Mesías, C Cabrera, J A Rufián-Henares
Green tea has been consumed for centuries in Japan, China and Morocco. White tea, which is considered a variety of green tea, is mostly consumed in China and is very appreciated for its flavor. Currently the consumption of both types of tea has been extended to the western countries even as a functional ingredient. A group of polyphenols called catechins stands out among their bioactive components, the most abundant being the (-) epigallocatechin gallate, with high antioxidant power. Teas also contain other phenolic compounds such as gallic, caffeic, chlorogenic or cinnamic acids, quercetin and proanthocyanidols, caffeine, theophylline, l-theanine and minerals such as fluorine, manganese or chromium...
June 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640081/-direct-vision-operation-of-posterior-atlantoaxial-transpedicular-screw-fixation-for-unstable-atlantoaxial-fractures-a-retrospective-study
#10
Liangliang Cao, Erzhu Yang, Jianguang Xu, Xiaofeng Lian, Bin Cai, Xiaokang Liu, Guowang Zhang
BACKGROUND: The posterior screw fixation in atlas via posterior arch and lateral mass, also called C1 "pedicle" screw, combined with C2 pedicle screw fixiation has shown better biomechanical stability in unstable atlantoaxial fractures. However, its popularization has to fulfill the limitation imposed by anatomical characteristics. The aim of this study was to explore the manipulation, effect, and safety of the atlantoaxial transpedicular screw fixation under "direct vision" for the treatment of unstable atlantoaxial fracture...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639787/recent-advances-in-radical-c-h-activation-radical-cross-coupling
#11
Hong Yi, Guoting Zhang, Huamin Wang, Zhiyuan Huang, Jue Wang, Atul K Singh, Aiwen Lei
Research and industrial interest in radical C-H activation/radical cross-coupling chemistry has continuously grown over the past few decades. These reactions offer fascinating and unconventional approaches toward connecting molecular fragments with high atom- and step-economy that are often complementary to traditional methods. Success in this area of research was made possible through the development of photocatalysis and first-row transition metal catalysis along with the use of peroxides as radical initiators...
June 22, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639758/-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-risk-and-benefits-of-metabolic-surgery
#12
Axelle Raggenbass-Frischknecht, Jacques Philippe, Giacomo Gastaldi
Metabolic surgery is a serious option to treat type 2 diabetes. The latest guidelines consider surgery as one of the first option, especially in patients suffering from severe obesity or those who have uncontrolled diabetes. However, the radicality of metabolic surgery limits its prescription and is difficult to handle. Indeed, criteria of success remain insufficently understood in order to help caregivers to rigorously select the right candidates. This article proposes a review of the literature on the risks and benefits of metabolic surgery for the diabetic obese patient...
May 31, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637398/what-do-we-know-about-nod-like-receptors-in-plant-immunity
#13
Xiaoxiao Zhang, Peter N Dodds, Maud Bernoux
The first plant disease resistance (R) genes were identified and cloned more than two decades ago. Since then, many more R genes have been identified and characterized in numerous plant pathosystems. Most of these encode members of the large family of intracellular NLRs (NOD-like receptors), which also includes animal immune receptors. New discoveries in this expanding field of research provide new elements for our understanding of plant NLR function. But what do we know about plant NLR function today? Genetic, structural, and functional analyses have uncovered a number of commonalities and differences in pathogen recognition strategies as well as how NLRs are regulated and activate defense signaling, but many unknowns remain...
May 22, 2017: Annual Review of Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636874/next-generation-matrix-metalloproteinase-inhibitors-novel-strategies-bring-new-prospects
#14
REVIEW
Maxim Levin, Yael Udi, Inna Solomonov, Irit Sagi
Enzymatic proteolysis of cell surface proteins and extracellular matrix (ECM) is critical for tissue homeostasis and cell signaling. These proteolytic activities are mediated predominantly by a family of proteases termed matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). The growing evidence in recent years that ECM and non-ECM bioactive molecules (e.g., growth factors, cytokines, chemokines, on top of matrikines and matricryptins) have versatile functions redefines our view on the roles matrix remodeling enzymes play in many physiological and pathological processes, and underscores the notion that ECM proteolytic reaction mechanisms represent master switches in the regulation of critical biological processes and govern cell behavior...
June 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635672/towards-the-internet-of-smart-trains-a-review-on-industrial-iot-connected-railways
#15
Paula Fraga-Lamas, Tiago M Fernández-Caramés, Luis Castedo
Nowadays, the railway industry is in a position where it is able to exploit the opportunities created by the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and enabling communication technologies under the paradigm of Internet of Trains. This review details the evolution of communication technologies since the deployment of GSM-R, describing the main alternatives and how railway requirements, specifications and recommendations have evolved over time. The advantages of the latest generation of broadband communication systems (e...
June 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635376/advances-in-understanding-the-role-of-disease-associated-proteins-in-spinal-muscular-atrophy
#16
Seyyedmohsen Hosseinibarkooie, Svenja Schneider, Brunhilde Wirth
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by alpha motor neuron loss in the spinal cord due to reduced survival of motor neuron (SMN) protein level. While the genetic basis of SMA is well described, the specific molecular pathway underlying SMA is still not fully understood. Areas covered: This review discusses the recent advancements in understanding the molecular pathways in SMA using different omics approaches and genetic modifiers identified in both vertebrate and invertebrate systems...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634831/malaria-2017-update-on-the-clinical-literature-and-management
#17
REVIEW
Johanna P Daily
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Malaria is a prevalent disease in travelers to and residents of malaria-endemic regions. Health care workers in both endemic and non-endemic settings should be familiar with the latest evidence for the diagnosis, management and prevention of malaria. This article will discuss the recent malaria epidemiologic and medical literature to review the progress, challenges, and optimal management of malaria. RECENT FINDINGS: There has been a marked decrease in malaria-related global morbidity and mortality secondary to malaria control programs over the last few decades...
June 20, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631068/autoinflammatory-diseases-with-periodic-fevers
#18
REVIEW
Erdal Sag, Yelda Bilginer, Seza Ozen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: One purpose of this review was to raise awareness for the new autoinflammatory syndromes. These diseases are increasingly recognized and are in the differential diagnosis of many disease states. We also aimed to review the latest recommendations for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of these patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS), tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic fever syndrome (TRAPS), and hyperimmunoglobulinemia D and periodic fever syndrome/mevalonate kinase deficiency (HIDS/MVKD) are the more common autoinflammatory diseases that are characterized by periodic fevers and attacks of inflammation...
July 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630808/management-of-acute-uncomplicated-diverticulitis-may-exclude-antibiotic-therapy
#19
REVIEW
Jonathan Mayl, Mikhail Marchenko, Emily Frierson
Diverticulitis is a common ailment that is prevalent in the developed world. As such, the management of diverticulitis places a substantial economic burden on healthcare. Research is ongoing to further elucidate both the pathogenesis of the disease, as well as ways to reduce associated expenditures. One of these emerging areas of research calls into question the use of antibiotics during treatment of acute uncomplicated diverticulitis. Current guidelines are largely based on expert opinion, with little evidence supporting the standard practice of antibiotic therapy...
May 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629917/personalized-management-approach-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#20
REVIEW
Jayne C Carberry, Jason Amatoury, Danny J Eckert
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a heterogeneous disorder. If left untreated, OSA has major health, safety and economic consequences. In addition to varying levels of impairment in pharyngeal anatomy (narrow/collapsible airway), non-anatomical 'phenotypic traits' are also important contributors to OSA for most patients. However, the majority of existing therapies only target the anatomical cause (e.g. continuous positive airway pressure [CPAP], oral appliances, weight loss, positional therapy, and upper airway surgery)...
June 16, 2017: Chest
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