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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091803/a-study-of-hyperelastic-models-for-predicting-the-mechanical-behavior-of-extensor-apparatus
#1
Nahid Elyasi, Kimia Karimi Taheri, Keivan Narooei, Ali Karimi Taheri
In this research, the nonlinear elastic behavior of human extensor apparatus was investigated. To this goal, firstly the best material parameters of hyperelastic strain energy density functions consisting of the Mooney-Rivlin, Ogden, invariants, and general exponential models were derived for the simple tension experimental data. Due to the significance of stress response in other deformation modes of nonlinear models, the calculated parameters were used to study the pure shear and balance biaxial tension behavior of the extensor apparatus...
January 16, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090813/effects-of-fostriecin-on-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-driven-responses-in-human-mast-cells
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Reza Bastan, Nahid Eskandari, Hamidrez J Ardakani, Peter T Peachell
As part of the intracellular processes leading to mast cell and basophil activation, phosphorylation of key substrates is likely to be important. These processes, mediated by phosphatases, are responsible for regulating phosphorylation. The aim of the present study was to determine effects fostriecin - a selective inhibitor of PP2A (protein phosphatase-2) - on β2-adrenoceptor-driven responses in human mast cells. Here, the effects of fostriecin (PP inhibitors) on the inhibition of histamine release from HLMC, on β-adrenoceptor-driven responses in mast cells and on desensitization were investigated...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090276/overexpression-of-recombinant-human-teriparatide-rhpth-1-34-in-escherichia-coli-an-innovative-gene-fusion-approach
#3
Nahid Bakhtiari, Zahra Amini Bayat, Sepideh Sagharidouz, Mohsen Vaez
BACKGROUND: Parathyroid hormone is an 84-amino acid peptide secreted by the parathyroid glands. Its physiological role is maintenance of normal serum calcium level and bone remodeling. Biological activity of this hormone is related to N-terminal 1-34 amino acids. The recombinant form of hormone (1-34) has been approved for treatment of osteoporosis from 2002. In this study, a novel fusion partner has been developed for preparation of high yield recombinant 1-34 amino acids of hPTH. METHODS: Novel nucleotide cassette designed encoding a chimeric fusion protein comprising of a fusion partner consisting of a His-tag in N-terminal, 53 amino acids belong to Escherichia coli (E...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090199/mastr-ms-a-web-based-collaborative-laboratory-information-management-system-lims-for-metabolomics
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Adam Hunter, Saravanan Dayalan, David De Souza, Brad Power, Rodney Lorrimar, Tamas Szabo, Thu Nguyen, Sean O'Callaghan, Jeremy Hack, James Pyke, Amsha Nahid, Roberto Barrero, Ute Roessner, Vladimir Likic, Dedreia Tull, Antony Bacic, Malcolm McConville, Matthew Bellgard
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of research laboratories and core analytical facilities around the world are developing high throughput metabolomic analytical and data processing pipelines that are capable of handling hundreds to thousands of individual samples per year, often over multiple projects, collaborations and sample types. At present, there are no Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) that are specifically tailored for metabolomics laboratories that are capable of tracking samples and associated metadata from the beginning to the end of an experiment, including data processing and archiving, and which are also suitable for use in large institutional core facilities or multi-laboratory consortia as well as single laboratory environments...
2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071761/plasma-heme-induced-renal-toxicity-is-related-to-a-capillary-rarefaction
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Nahid Tabibzadeh, Céline Estournet, Sandrine Placier, Joëlle Perez, Héloïse Bilbault, Alexis Girshovich, Sophie Vandermeersch, Chantal Jouanneau, Emmanuel Letavernier, Nadjib Hammoudi, François Lionnet, Jean-Philippe Haymann
Severe hypertension can lead to malignant hypertension (MH) with renal thrombotic microangiopathy and hemolysis. The role of plasma heme release in this setting is unknown. We aimed at evaluating the effect of a mild plasma heme increase by hemin administration in angiotensin II (AngII)-mediated hypertensive rats. Prevalence of MH and blood pressure values were similar in AngII and AngII + hemin groups. MH rats displayed a decreased renal blood flow (RBF), increased renal vascular resistances (RVR), and increased aorta and interlobar arteries remodeling with a severe renal microcirculation assessed by peritubular capillaries (PTC) rarefaction...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070545/energy-dissipation-dataset-for-reversible-logic-gates-in-quantum-dot-cellular-automata
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Ali Newaz Bahar, Mohammad Maksudur Rahman, Nur Mohammad Nahid, Md Kamrul Hassan
This paper presents an energy dissipation dataset of different reversible logic gates in quantum-dot cellular automata. The proposed circuits have been designed and verified using QCADesigner simulator. Besides, the energy dissipation has been calculated under three different tunneling energy level at temperature T=2 K. For estimating the energy dissipation of proposed gates; QCAPro tool has been employed.
February 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070309/bacterial-etiology-of-bloodstream-infections-and-antimicrobial-resistance-in-dhaka-bangladesh-2005-2014
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Dilruba Ahmed, Md Ausrafuggaman Nahid, Abdullah Bashar Sami, Farhana Halim, Nasrin Akter, Tuhin Sadique, Md Sohel Rana, Md Shahriar Bin Elahi, Md Mahbubur Rahman
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections due to bacterial pathogens are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Bangladesh and other developing countries. In these countries, most patients are treated empirically based on their clinical symptoms. Therefore, up to date etiological data for major pathogens causing bloodstream infections may play a positive role in better healthcare management. The aim of this study was to identify the bacterial pathogens causing major bloodstream infections in Dhaka, Bangladesh and determine their antibiotic susceptibility pattern...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070265/the-relationship-between-body-image-and-sexual-function-in-middle-aged-women
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Poorandokht Afshari, Zeinab Houshyar, Nahid Javadifar, Fatemeh Pourmotahari, Maryam Jorfi
INTRODUCTION: An individual's social and marital function, interpersonal relationships, and quality of life may, sometimes be affected by negative body image. This study is aimed at determining the relationship between body image and sexual function in middle-aged women. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 437 middle-aged women, who were referred to various public healthcare centers in Ahvaz, Iran during 2014-2015, were selected. The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ) were used for data collection...
November 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064153/comparison-of-valve-performance-of-the-mechanically-expanding-lotus-and-the-balloon-expanded-sapien3-transcatheter-heart-valves-an-observational-study-with-independent-core-laboratory-analysis
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Osama I I Soliman, Nahid El Faquir, Ben Ren, Ernest Spitzer, Lennart van Gils, Hans Jonker, Marcel L Geleijnse, Gerrit-Anne van Es, Jan G Tijssen, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Peter P T de Jaegere
AIMS: The Lotus and SAPIEN3 are second-generation transcatheter heart valves, which are designed to minimize paravalvular aortic regurgitation (PAR) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We sought to compare both devices for valve performance and with emphasis on PAR by independent core laboratory analysis. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 162 (79 Lotus and 83 SAPIEN3) consecutive patients (51% female, 80 ± 8 years, Logistic EuroSCORE 14.8 ± 9...
January 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061803/evaluation-of-mlva-for-epidemiological-typing-and-outbreak-detection-of-esbl-producing-escherichia-coli-in-sweden
#10
Lisa Helldal, Nahid Karami, Christina Welinder-Olsson, Edward R B Moore, Christina Åhren
BACKGROUND: To identify the spread of nosocomial infections and halt outbreak development caused by Escherichia coli that carry multiple antibiotic resistance factors, such as extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) and carbapenemases, is becoming demanding challenges due to the rapid global increase and constant and increasing influx of these bacteria from the community to the hospital setting. Our aim was to assess a reliable and rapid typing protocol for ESBL-E. coli, with the primary focus to screen for possible clonal relatedness between isolates...
January 6, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058614/simultaneous-atm-brca1-rad51-expression-variations-associated-with-prognostic-factors-in-iranian-sporadic-breast-cancer-patients
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Zeinab Hallajian, Frouzandeh Mahjoubi, Nahid Nafissi
BACKGROUND: DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) as a serious lesion are repaired by non-homologous end-joining and homologous recombination pathways. ATM, BRCA1, RAD51 genes are involved in HR pathways. While some studies have revealed individual expression changes of these genes in different types of cancer, there are limited studies attempting to evaluate correlation of expression variations of these genes in breast cancer pathogenesis. This study aimed to determine RAD51, ATM and BRCA1 gene expression level and its association with clinicopathological factors in fresh breast cancer tissues...
January 5, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050224/perspectives-from-geriatric-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-their-caregivers-on-gaps-in-care-quality
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Nahid Azad, G Lemay, J Li, M Benzaquen, L Khoury
BACKGROUND: Evidence indicates that care experiences for complex HF patients could be improved by simple organizational and process changes, rather than complex clinical mechanisms. This survey identifies care gaps and recommends simple changes. METHODS: The study utilized both quantitative and qualitative methods at The Ottawa Hospital, Geriatric Medical Unit during a three-month period. RESULTS: Nineteen patients (average age 85, 12 female) surveyed...
December 2016: Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045934/priority-setting-for-novel-drug-regimens-to-treat-tuberculosis-an-epidemiologic-model
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Emily A Kendall, Sourya Shrestha, Ted Cohen, Eric Nuermberger, Kelly E Dooley, Lice Gonzalez-Angulo, Gavin J Churchyard, Payam Nahid, Michael L Rich, Cathy Bansbach, Thomas Forissier, Christian Lienhardt, David W Dowdy
BACKGROUND: Novel drug regimens are needed for tuberculosis (TB) treatment. New regimens aim to improve on characteristics such as duration, efficacy, and safety profile, but no single regimen is likely to be ideal in all respects. By linking these regimen characteristics to a novel regimen's ability to reduce TB incidence and mortality, we sought to prioritize regimen characteristics from a population-level perspective. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We developed a dynamic transmission model of multi-strain TB epidemics in hypothetical populations reflective of the epidemiological situations in India (primary analysis), South Africa, the Philippines, and Brazil...
January 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045886/the-effects-of-kangaroo-care-on-the-sleep-and-wake-states-of-preterm-infants
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Farideh Bastani, Nahid Rajai, Zahra Farsi, Heidelise Als
BACKGROUND: Developing interventions that improve deep sleep and quit awake is important to improve the quality of care that is provided to preterm infants. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of kangaroo care and in-arms-holding on the sleep and wake states of preterm infants. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial design was employed in 2011-2012. Seventy-two stable preterm infants with gestational ages of 32-37 weeks and their mothers were recruited from the neonatal intensive care unit of Valiasr Hospital in Tehran, Iran...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043007/molecular-and-morphological-investigations-of-the-stauros-bearing-raphid-pennate-diatoms-bacillariophyceae-craspedostauros-e-j-cox-and-staurotropis-t-b-b-paddock-and-their-relationship-to-the-rest-of-the-mastogloiales
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Matt P Ashworth, Christopher S Lobban, Andrzej Witkowski, Edward C Theriot, Meeshal J Sabir, Mohammad N Baeshen, Nahid H Hajarah, Nabih A Baeshen, Jamal S Sabir, Robert K Jansen
Several lineages of raphe-bearing diatoms possess a "stauros," which is a transverse, usually thickened area free of pores across the center of the valve. It has been suggested that this structure has evolved several times across the raphid diatoms, but we have noticed similarities beyond the stauros between two marine genera-Craspedostauros and Staurotropis-in the structure of their pore occlusions. We have isolated, cultured and extracted DNA from several strains of both genera to infer the phylogenetic relationship between these taxa, as well as test the suggested relationship of Craspedostauros to Achnanthes and Mastogloia based on plastid morphology...
November 17, 2016: Protist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042542/oxidative-stress-statues-in-serum-and-follicular-fluid-of-women-with-endometriosis
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Nahid Nasiri, Ashraf Moini, Poopak Eftekhari-Yazdi, Leila Karimian, Reza Salman-Yazdi, Arezoo Arabipoor
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the levels of two oxidative stress (OS) markers including lipid peroxide (LPO) and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in both serum and follicular fluid (FF) of women with endometriosis after puncture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a total number of sixty-three women younger than 40 years old with laparoscopy (gold standard for endometriosis diagnosis) indication underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF) program in the Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran from September 2013 to October 2014...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039792/experimental-and-molecular-modeling-studies-on-the-dna-binding-of-diazacyclam-based-acrocyclic-copper-complex
#17
Nahid Shahabadi, Mohammad Hakimi, Teimoor Morovati, Monireh Falsafi, Soraya Moradi Fili
The interaction of a new macrocyclic copper complex, [CuL(NO3)2] in which L is 1,3,6,10,12,15-hexaaza tricyclo[13.3.1.1(6,10)] eicosane was investigated in vitro under simulated physiological conditions by multi-spectroscopic techniques and molecular modeling study. The fluorescence spectroscopy and UV absorption spectroscopy indicated the complex interacted with ct-DNA in a groove binding mode while the binding constant of UV-vis and the number of binding sites were 1.0±0.2×10(4)Lmol(-1) and 1.01, respectively...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035607/beneficial-effects-of-quercetin-on-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-induced-spermatogenesis-defects-in-mice
#18
Layasadat Khorsandi, Mahmoud Orazizadeh, Nahid Moradi-Gharibvand, Masoud Hemadi, Esrafil Mansouri
Many recent studies have demonstrated that most nanoparticles (NPs) have an adverse or toxic action on male germ cells. In present study, protective effect of quercetin (Que) on titanium dioxide nanoparticle (NTiO2)-induced spermatogenesis defects in mice was investigated. Thirty-two Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI) mice were randomly divided into four groups. Que group received 75 mg/kg of Que for 42 days. NTiO2 group received 300 mg/kg NTiO2 for 35 days. NTiO2 + Que group initially received 75 mg/kg Que for 7 days and was followed by concomitant administration of 300 mg/kg NTiO2 for 35 days...
December 29, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028462/network-based-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-csf-and-blood-reveals-new-candidate-genes-for-multiple-sclerosis
#19
Nahid Safari-Alighiarloo, Mostafa Rezaei-Tavirani, Mohammad Taghizadeh, Seyyed Mohammad Tabatabaei, Saeed Namaki
BACKGROUND: The involvement of multiple genes and missing heritability, which are dominant in complex diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), entail using network biology to better elucidate their molecular basis and genetic factors. We therefore aimed to integrate interactome (protein-protein interaction (PPI)) and transcriptomes data to construct and analyze PPI networks for MS disease. METHODS: Gene expression profiles in paired cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) samples from MS patients, sampled in relapse or remission and controls, were analyzed...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017661/recent-h3n2-viruses-have-evolved-specificity-for-extended-branched-human-type-receptors-conferring-potential-for-increased-avidity
#20
Wenjie Peng, Robert P de Vries, Oliver C Grant, Andrew J Thompson, Ryan McBride, Buyankhishig Tsogtbaatar, Peter S Lee, Nahid Razi, Ian A Wilson, Robert J Woods, James C Paulson
Human and avian influenza viruses recognize different sialic acid-containing receptors, referred to as human-type (NeuAcα2-6Gal) and avian-type (NeuAcα2-3Gal), respectively. This presents a species barrier for aerosol droplet transmission of avian viruses in humans and ferrets. Recent reports have suggested that current human H3N2 viruses no longer have strict specificity toward human-type receptors. Using an influenza receptor glycan microarray with extended airway glycans, we find that H3N2 viruses have in fact maintained human-type specificity, but they have evolved preference for a subset of receptors comprising branched glycans with extended poly-N-acetyl-lactosamine (poly-LacNAc) chains, a specificity shared with the 2009 pandemic H1N1 (Cal/04) hemagglutinin...
January 11, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
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