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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210646/pain-assessment-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-bone-patellar-tendon-bone-versus-hamstring-tendon-autograft
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Kelechi R Okoroha, Robert A Keller, Edward K Jung, Lafi Khalil, Nathan Marshall, Patricia A Kolowich, Vasilios Moutzouros
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a common outpatient procedure that is accompanied by significant postoperative pain. PURPOSE: To determine differences in acute pain levels between patients undergoing ACL reconstruction with bone-patellar tendon-bone (BTB) versus hamstring tendon (HS) autograft. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: A total of 70 patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction using either BTB or HS autografts consented to participate...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209138/using-whole-genome-sequencing-to-investigate-transmission-in-a-multi-host-system-bovine-tuberculosis-in-new-zealand
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Joseph Crispell, Ruth N Zadoks, Simon R Harris, Brent Paterson, Desmond M Collins, Geoffrey W de-Lisle, Paul Livingstone, Mark A Neill, Roman Biek, Samantha J Lycett, Rowland R Kao, Marian Price-Carter
BACKGROUND: Bovine tuberculosis (bTB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis, is an important livestock disease raising public health and economic concerns around the world. In New Zealand, a number of wildlife species are implicated in the spread and persistence of bTB in cattle populations, most notably the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Whole Genome Sequenced (WGS) M. bovis isolates sourced from infected cattle and wildlife across New Zealand were analysed. Bayesian phylogenetic analyses were conducted to estimate the substitution rate of the sampled population and investigate the role of wildlife...
February 16, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194548/investigation-of-intra-herd-spread-of-mycobacterium-caprae-in-cattle-by-generation-and-use-of-a-whole-genome-sequence
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S Broeckl, S Krebs, A Varadharajan, R K Straubinger, H Blum, M Buettner
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) calculated from whole genome sequencing (WGS) are ideally suited to study evolutionary relationships of pathogens and their epidemiology. Mycobacterium caprae infections have been documented frequently in cattle and red deer along the Bavarian and Austrian Alps during the last decade. However, little is still known about the transmission within cattle holdings and possible alterations of the genomes of M. caprae during such events. The aim of this study was to study the molecular epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in selected herds based on isolate-specific genome-wide SNPs and to perform a phylogenetic network analysis...
February 13, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194371/non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-in-south-african-wildlife-neglected-pathogens-and-potential-impediments-for-bovine-tuberculosis-diagnosis
#4
Nomakorinte Gcebe, Tiny M Hlokwe
Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are not only emerging and opportunistic pathogens of both humans and animals, but from a veterinary point of view some species induce cross-reactive immune responses that hamper the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in both livestock and wildlife. Little information is available about NTM species circulating in wildlife species of South Africa. In this study, we determined the diversity of NTM isolated from wildlife species from South Africa as well as Botswana. Thirty known NTM species and subspecies, as well as unidentified NTM, and NTM closely related to Mycobacterium goodii/Mycobacterium smegmatis were identified from 102 isolates cultured between the years 1998 and 2010, using a combination of molecular assays viz PCR and sequencing of different Mycobacterial house-keeping genes as well as single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186440/britanin-ameliorates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-inducing-the-nrf2-protective-pathway
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Guozhen Wu, Lili Zhu, Xing Yuan, Hao Chen, Rui Xiong, Shoude Zhang, Hao Cheng, Yunheng Shen, Huazhang An, Tiejun Li, Honglin Li, Weidong Zhang
AIMS: Oxidative stress is considered the major cause of tissue injury after cerebral ischemia. The nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) pathway is one of the most important defensive mechanisms against oxidative stresses and has been confirmed as a target for stroke treatment. Thus, we desired to find new Nrf2 activators and test their neuronal protective activity both in vivo and in vitro. RESULTS: The herb-derived compound Britanin is a potent inducer of the Nrf2 system...
February 10, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185956/long-non-coding-rna-neat1-regulates-permeability-of-the-blood-tumor-barrier-via-mir-181d-5p-mediated-expression-changes-in-zo-1-occludin-and-claudin-5
#6
Junqing Guo, Heng Cai, Jun Ma, Xiaobai Liu, Yunhui Liu, Jian Zheng, Zhongyou Que, Wei Gong, Yana Gao, Wei Tao, Yixue Xue
The blood-tumor barrier (BTB) constitutes an efficient organization of tight junctions that limits the delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to brain tumor tissues and impacts the treatment of glioma. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are non-protein coding RNAs regulating gene expression, some lncRNAs play a crucial role in BTB permeability. However, the function of lncRNAs in BTB permeability is still largely unclear. Here, we have identified lncRNA nuclear paraspeckle assembly transcript 1 (NEAT1), was remarkably up-regulated in glioma endothelial cells (GECs) obtained from an in vitro BTB model...
February 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182655/regional-analysis-of-volumes-and-reproducibilities-of-automatic-and-manual-hippocampal-segmentations
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Fabian Bartel, Hugo Vrenken, Fetsje Bijma, Frederik Barkhof, Marcel van Herk, Jan C de Munck
PURPOSE: Precise and reproducible hippocampus outlining is important to quantify hippocampal atrophy caused by neurodegenerative diseases and to spare the hippocampus in whole brain radiation therapy when performing prophylactic cranial irradiation or treating brain metastases. This study aimed to quantify systematic differences between methods by comparing regional volume and outline reproducibility of manual, FSL-FIRST and FreeSurfer hippocampus segmentations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study used a dataset from ADNI (Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative), including 20 healthy controls, 40 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and 20 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168855/vaccination-of-calves-with-mycobacterium-bovis-bacillus-calmette-guerin-reduces-the-frequency-and-severity-of-lesions-of-bovine-tuberculosis-under-a-natural-transmission-setting-in-ethiopia
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G Ameni, K Tafess, A Zewde, T Eguale, M Tilahun, T Hailu, A Sirak, F J Salguero, S Berg, A Aseffa, R G Hewinson, H M Vordermeier
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is highly prevalent in intensive dairy farms of the urban "milk-sheds" in Ethiopia, and vaccination could be a cost-effective disease control strategy. In the present study, the efficacy of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) to protect against bTB was assessed in Holstein-Friesian calves in a natural transmission setting. Twenty-three 2-week-old calves were subcutaneously vaccinated with BCG Danish SSI strain 1331, and matched 26 calves were injected with placebo. Six weeks later, calves were introduced into a herd of M...
February 6, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157508/multilayered-control-of-alternative-splicing-regulatory-networks-by-transcription-factors
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Hong Han, Ulrich Braunschweig, Thomas Gonatopoulos-Pournatzis, Robert J Weatheritt, Calley L Hirsch, Kevin C H Ha, Ernest Radovani, Syed Nabeel-Shah, Tim Sterne-Weiler, Juli Wang, Dave O'Hanlon, Qun Pan, Debashish Ray, Hong Zheng, Frederick Vizeacoumar, Alessandro Datti, Lilia Magomedova, Carolyn L Cummins, Timothy R Hughes, Jack F Greenblatt, Jeffrey L Wrana, Jason Moffat, Benjamin J Blencowe
Networks of coordinated alternative splicing (AS) events play critical roles in development and disease. However, a comprehensive knowledge of the factors that regulate these networks is lacking. We describe a high-throughput system for systematically linking trans-acting factors to endogenous RNA regulatory events. Using this system, we identify hundreds of factors associated with diverse regulatory layers that positively or negatively control AS events linked to cell fate. Remarkably, more than one-third of the regulators are transcription factors...
February 2, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155286/wildlife-livestock-interactions-and-risk-areas-for-cross-species-spread-of-bovine-tuberculosis
#10
Natascha V Meunier, Peregrine Sebulime, Richard G White, Richard Kock
The transmission of diseases between livestock and wildlife can be a hindrance to effective disease control. Maintenance hosts and contact rates should be explored to further understand the transmission dynamics at the wildlife-livestock interface. Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) has been shown to have wildlife maintenance hosts and has been confirmed as present in the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in the Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) in Uganda since the 1960s. The first aim of this study was to explore the spatio-temporal spread of cattle illegally grazing within the QENP recorded by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) rangers in a wildlife crime database...
January 23, 2017: Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152056/transmission-dynamics-and-elimination-potential-of-zoonotic-tuberculosis-in-morocco
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Mahamat Fayiz Abakar, Hind Yahyaoui Azami, Philipp Justus Bless, Lisa Crump, Petra Lohmann, Mirjam Laager, Nakul Chitnis, Jakob Zinsstag
Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an endemic zoonosis in Morocco caused by Mycobacterium bovis, which infects many domestic animals and is transmitted to humans through consumption of raw milk or from contact with infected animals. The prevalence of BTB in Moroccan cattle is estimated at 18%, and 33% at the individual and the herd level respectively, but the human M. bovis burden needs further clarification. The current control strategy based on test and slaughter should be improved through local context adaptation taking into account a suitable compensation in order to reduce BTB prevalence in Morocco and decrease the disease burden in humans and animals...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142143/nrf2-and-bach1-may-play-a-role-in-the-modulation-of-ultraviolet-a-induced-oxidative-stress-by-acetyl-11-keto-%C3%AE-boswellic-acid-in-skin-keratinocytes
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Shiying Yang, Bin Zhou, Wei Xu, Fangfang Xue, Muhammad Farrukh Nisar, Chunxiang Bian, Xiao Huang, Li Yang, Yiguo Zhang, Jörg W Bartsch, Julia Li Zhong
BACKGROUND: Exposure of human skin to solar ultraviolet A (UVA) irradiation causes severe oxidative stress with damage to various cellular components and concomitant inflammation and carcinogenesis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the protective effect of acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA) against UVA radiation on human skin keratinocytes. METHODS: HaCaT cells were pretreated with AKBA followed by UVA irradiation. Radiation effects on cell morphology, cell viability, intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, and antioxidant enzymes were examined...
February 1, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139700/the-crystal-structure-of-the-sgt1-skp1-complex-the-link-between-hsp90-and-both-scf-e3-ubiquitin-ligases-and-kinetochores
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Oliver Willhoft, Richard Kerr, Dipali Patel, Wenjuan Zhang, Caezar Al-Jassar, Tina Daviter, Stefan H Millson, Konstantinos Thalassinos, Cara K Vaughan
The essential cochaperone Sgt1 recruits Hsp90 chaperone activity to a range of cellular factors including SCF E3 ubiquitin ligases and the kinetochore in eukaryotes. In these pathways Sgt1 interacts with Skp1, a small protein that heterodimerizes with proteins containing the F-box motif. We have determined the crystal structure of the interacting domains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Sgt1 and Skp1 at 2.8 Å resolution and validated the interface in the context of the full-length proteins in solution. The BTB/POZ domain of Skp1 associates with Sgt1 via the concave surface of its TPR domain using residues that are conserved in humans...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135078/the-highly-connected-mofs-constructed-from-nonanuclear-and-trinuclear-lanthanide-carboxylate-clusters-selective-gas-adsorption-and-luminescent-ph-sensing
#14
Yun-Jian Li, Yu-Ling Wang, Qing-Yan Liu
The highly odd-numbered 15-connected nonanuclear [Ln9(μ3-O)2(μ3-OH)12(O2C-)12(HCO2)3] and 9-connected trinuclear [Ln3(μ3-O)(O2C-)6(HCO2)3] lanthanide-carboxylate clusters with triangular and linear carboxylate bridging ligands were synergistically combined into Ln-MOFs, [(CH3)2NH2]3{[Ln9(μ3-O)2(μ3-OH)12(H2O)6][Ln3(μ3-O)(H2O)3](HCO2)3(BTB)6}·(solvent)x (abbreviated as JXNU-3, Ln = Gd, Tb, Er; BTB(3-) = benzene-1,3,5-tris(4-benzoate)), displaying a (3,9,15)-connected topological net. The JXNU-3(Tb) exhibits highly selective CO2 adsorption capacity over CH4 that resulted from the high localized charge density induced by the presence of the nonanuclear and trinuclear cluster units...
January 30, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134065/effect-of-host-diversity-and-species-assemblage-composition-on-bovine-tuberculosis-btb-risk-in-ethiopian-cattle
#15
Dejene W Sintayehu, Ignas M A Heitkönig, Herbert H T Prins, Zewdu K Tessema, Willem F DE Boer
Current theories on diversity-disease relationships describe host species diversity and species identity as important factors influencing disease risk, either diluting or amplifying disease prevalence in a community. Whereas the simple term 'diversity' embodies a set of animal community characteristics, it is not clear how different measures of species diversity are correlated with disease risk. We therefore tested the effects of species richness, Pielou's evenness and Shannon's diversity on bovine tuberculosis (bTB) risk in cattle in the Afar Region and Awash National Park between November 2013 and April 2015...
January 30, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130998/investigations-and-implications-of-associations-between-mycobacterial-purified-protein-derivative-hypersensitivity-and-map-antibody-elisa-in-irish-dairy-cows
#16
A E Kennedy, N Byrne, J O'Mahony, R G Sayers
Intradermal testing, involving administration of purified protein derivative (PPD), to elicit a delayed hypersensitivity (DTH) response, is used as a diagnostic tool for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) and to aid in the identification of exposure to Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), the causative agent of Johne's disease (JD). Further research is required to increase the diagnostic value of skin testing for MAP. The aim of this study was to investigate if animals showing DTH reactions to PPD had an associated increase in MAP ELISA response, thereby identifying potential cases of sub-clinical JD...
January 21, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126411/perfluorooctanoic-acid-affects-endocytosis-involving-clathrin-light-chain-a-and-microrna-133b-3p-in-mouse-testes
#17
Yin Lu, Jianshe Wang, Xuejiang Guo, Shengmin Yan, Jiayin Dai
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is an abundant perfluoroalkyl substance widely applied in industrial and consumer products. Among its potential health hazards, testicular toxicity is of major concern. To explore the potential effect of miRNA on post-translational regulation after PFOA exposure, changes in miRNAs were detected via miRNA array. Seventeen miRNAs were differentially expressed (eight upregulated, nine downregulated) in male mouse testes after exposure to 5mg/kg/d of PFOA for 28d (>1.5-fold and P<0...
March 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123399/the-status-of-nrf2-based-therapeutics-current-perspectives-and-future-prospects
#18
REVIEW
Irina G Gazaryan, Bobby Thomas
This mini-review presents the authors' vision on the current status and future trends in the development of neuroprotective agents working via activation of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), and in particular, via disruption of Nrf2-Keap1 interaction. There are two opposite "chemical" mechanisms underlying such activation: the first one is a non-specific covalent modification of Keap1 thiols, resulting in side effects of varied severity, and the second one is the shift of the Nrf2-Kelch-like ECH associated protein-1 (Keap1) binding equilibrium in the presence of a competitive and chemically benign displacement agent...
November 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122192/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-mycobacterium-bovis-infection-in-african-lions-panthera-leo-in-the-kruger-national-park
#19
Tashnica Taime Sylvester, Laura Elizabeth Rosen Martin, Peter Buss, Andre Gareth Loxton, Guy Anton Hausler, Leana Rossouw, Paul van Helden, Sven David Charles Parsons, Francisco Olea-Popelka, Michele Ann Miller
Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (BTB), is endemic in the Kruger National Park (KNP), South Africa. African lions ( Panthera leo ) are susceptible to BTB, but the impact of the disease on lion populations is unknown. In this study, we used a novel gene expression assay for chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 9 (CXCL9) to measure the prevalence of M. bovis infection in 70 free-ranging lions that were opportunistically sampled in the southern and central regions of the KNP. In the southern region of the KNP, the apparent prevalence of M...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114946/permeability-across-a-novel-microfluidic-blood-tumor-barrier-model
#20
Tori B Terrell-Hall, Amanda G Ammer, Jessica I G Griffith, Paul R Lockman
BACKGROUND: The lack of translatable in vitro blood-tumor barrier (BTB) models creates challenges in the development of drugs to treat tumors of the CNS and our understanding of how the vascular changes at the BBB in the presence of a tumor. METHODS: In this study, we characterize a novel microfluidic model of the BTB (and BBB model as a reference) that incorporates flow and induces shear stress on endothelial cells. Cell lines utilized include human umbilical vein endothelial cells co-cultured with CTX-TNA2 rat astrocytes (BBB) or Met-1 metastatic murine breast cancer cells (BTB)...
January 23, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
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