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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551889/maternal-magnesium-restriction-elevates-glucocorticoid-stress-and-inflammation-in-the-placenta-and-fetus-of-wnin-rat-dams
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Anju Elizabeth Thomas, Padmavathi J N Inagadapa, Sugeetha Jeyapal, Naga Muralidhar Merugu, Rajender Rao Kalashikam, Raghunath Manchala
Magnesium plays a major role in many vital functions in the body. We reported earlier that maternal magnesium restriction altered body composition, fat metabolism, and insulin resistance in WNIN rat offspring and was associated with increased glucocorticoid stress in the offspring in their later life. We hypothesize that increased glucocorticoid stress and inflammation which originate in Mg restricted rat dams is transmitted through placenta to the fetus and underlie the metabolic disturbances in the later life of the offspring...
May 27, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551805/mitochondria-damage-and-kidney-disease
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Pu Duann, Pei-Hui Lin
The kidney is a vital organ that demands an extraordinary amount of energy to actively maintain the body's metabolism, plasma hemodynamics, electrolytes and water homeostasis, nutrients reabsorption, and hormone secretion. Kidney is only second to the heart in mitochondrial count and oxygen consumption. As such, the health and status of the energy power house, the mitochondria, is pivotal to the health and proper function of the kidney. Mitochondria are heterogeneous and highly dynamic organelles and their functions are subject to complex regulations through modulation of its biogenesis, bioenergetics, dynamics and clearance within cell...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551765/mir529a-modulates-panicle-architecture-through-regulating-squamosa-promoter-binding-like-genes-in-rice-oryza-sativa
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Erkui Yue, Chao Li, Yu Li, Zhen Liu, Jian-Hong Xu
MiR529a affects rice panicle architecture by targeting OsSPL2,OsSPL14 and OsSPL17 genes that could regulate their downstream panicle related genes. The panicle architecture determines the grain yield and quality of rice, which could be regulated by many transcriptional factors. The SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING-LIKE (SPL) transcription factors are involved in the regulation of panicle development, which are targeted by miR156 and miR529. The expression profile demonstrated that miR529a is preferentially expressed in the early panicle of rice and it might regulate panicle development in rice...
May 27, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551658/preoperative-ca-125-values-as-a-predictive-factor-for-the-postoperative-outcome-in-primary-serous-ovarian-cancer
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Mustafa Zelal Muallem, Asya Parashkevova, Jumana Almuheimid, Rolf Richter, Yasser Diab, Elena Ioana Braicu, Jalid Sehouli
BACKGROUND/AIM: The purpose of the study was to examine the preoperative CA-125 values as a predictive factor for postoperative outcome in primary serous ovarian cancer (POC) for complete tumor resection (CTR) and evaluate the preoperative CA-125 levels with other vital clinical dynamics such as ascites, lymph node involvement, diffuse peritoneal carcinomatosis, grading and staging. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cohort of 277 POC-patients aged 18-75 years, who had undergone primary cytoreductive surgery at the Department of Gynecology & Oncological Surgery, Charité, Campus Virchow Klinikum (CVK) between 2000 und 2009 was analyzed in correlation with the preoperative CA-125 values...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551525/tailoring-the-multi-functionalities-of-one-dimensional-ceria-nanostructures-via-oxygen-vacancy-modulation
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Haiwei Du, Tao Wan, Bo Qu, Jason Scott, Xi Lin, Adnan Younis, Dewei Chu
Lattice defects, for example oxygen vacancies in cerium oxide (CeO2), usually play a vital role in determining physical and chemical properties, including catalytic performance and resistance switching behaviour. Here, tin (Sn) was introduced as a dopant in one dimensional CeO2 nanostructures to investigate oxygen vacancy modulation and achieve improved catalytic properties and a tunable electrical performance. Our findings revealed that the Sn-doped CeO2 nanorods maintained their morphology while the aspect ratio decreased gradually with increasing Sn content...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551288/routine-trimming-and-therapeutic-farriery-in-foals
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Stephen E O'Grady
Hoof care in the first few months of life is serious business and should never be taken lightly. Farriery plays a vital role in both the development of the hoof and the conformation of the limb. Management of the feet and limbs during this period will often dictate the success of the foal as a sales yearling or mature sound athlete. A sound foot care program is time-consuming, whereas assembly-line trimming is quick and easy, but the former is much more beneficial.
May 25, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551139/in-vitro-study-on-antagonism-mechanism-of-glutathione-sodium-selenite-and-mercuric-chloride
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Yu Qiao, Xi Huang, Beibei Chen, Man He, Bin Hu
It has been broadly recognized that the antagonism between selenium (Se) and mercury (Hg) can reduce the toxicity of mercury in organism. Glutathione (GSH) can participate in the metabolism of Se and Hg in vivo and promote the formation of low-toxic Hg-Se complexes, which is a vital way of detoxification for Hg. In this paper, the reaction mechanism of GSH-Se(IV) binary system, GSH-Hg(II) binary system and GSH-Se(IV)-Hg(II) ternary system were systematically studied from the aspects of stoichiometry, thermodynamics and kinetics, via hyphenated techniques including high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-ultraviolet (UV) detection, HPLC-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and HPLC-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)...
August 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551083/the-effects-of-yoga-and-self-esteem-on-menopausal-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anna K Koch, Sybille Rabsilber, Romy Lauche, Sherko Kümmel, Gustav Dobos, Jost Langhorst, Holger Cramer
OBJECTIVES: Previous research has found that yoga can enhance quality of life and ease menopausal symptoms of breast cancer survivors. The study examined whether self-esteem mediated the effects of yoga on quality of life, fatigue and menopausal symptoms, utilizing validated outcome measures. STUDY DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial comparing the effects of yoga with those of usual care in 40 breast cancer survivors who suffered from menopausal symptoms...
May 13, 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551005/electronic-health-record-use-in-an-affluent-region-in-india-findings-from-a-survey-of-chandigarh-hospitals
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Adam C Powell, Jasmine K Ludhar, Yuri Ostrovsky
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the electronic health record (EHR) systems in use in an affluent region of India in order to understand the state-of-the-art within the Indian market. METHODS: A survey on EHR features was created by combining an instrument developed by the Organisation for International Cooperation and Development and an instrument developed by an American team of researchers. An interviewer directly administered the survey to leaders from hospitals in greater Chandigarh which possessed electronic health information systems...
July 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550982/early-provision-of-oropharyngeal-colostrum-leads-to-sustained-breast-milk-feedings-in-preterm-infants
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Ruth Snyder, Aimee Herdt, Nancy Mejias-Cepeda, John Ladino, Kathryn Crowley, Philip Levy
BACKGROUND: Oropharyngeal colostrum (OC) application strategies have been shown to be feasible and safe for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Evidence to support the nutritional and clinical advantages of OC care remains somewhat theoretical. The objectives of this study were to a) confirm the feasibility and safety of OC application in preterm infants and b) determine if OC application is associated with improved nutritional and clinical outcomes from birth to discharge. We hypothesized that OC application in the first few days would promote sustained breast milk feedings through discharge...
May 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550970/thoracotomy-in-the-emergency-department-for-resuscitation-of-the-mortally-injured
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J Christopher DiGiacomo, L D George Angus
PURPOSE: Emergency department resuscitative thoracotomy is an intervention of last resort for the acutely dying victim of trauma. In light of improvements in pre-hospital emergency systems, improved operative strategies for survival such as damage control and improvements in critical care medicine, the most extreme of resuscitation efforts should be re-evaluated for the potential survivor, with success properly defined as the return of vital signs which allow transport of the patient to the operating room...
May 10, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550813/a-reliable-sewage-quality-abnormal-event-monitoring-system
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Tianling Li, Melissa Winnel, Hao Lin, Jared Panther, Chang Liu, Roger O'Halloran, Kewen Wang, Taicheng An, Po Keung Wong, Shanqing Zhang, Huijun Zhao
With closing water loop through purified recycled water, wastewater becomes a part of source water, requiring reliable wastewater quality monitoring system (WQMS) to manage wastewater source and mitigate potential health risks. However, the development of reliable WQMS is fatally constrained by severe contamination and biofouling of sensors due to the hostile analytical environment of wastewaters, especially raw sewages, that challenges the limit of existing sensing technologies. In this work, we report a technological solution to enable the development of WQMS for real-time abnormal event detection with high reliability and practicality...
May 20, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550764/mechanical-properties-of-crossed-lamellar-structures-in-biological-shells-a-review
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REVIEW
X W Li, H M Ji, W Yang, G P Zhang, D L Chen
The self-fabrication of materials in nature offers an alternate and powerful solution towards the grand challenge of designing advanced structural materials, where strength and toughness are always mutually exclusive. Crossed-lamellar structures are the most common microstructures in mollusks that are composed of aragonites and a small amount of organic materials. Such a distinctive composite structure has a fracture toughness being much higher than that of pure carbonate mineral. These structures exhibiting complex hierarchical microarchitectures that span several sub-level lamellae from microscale down to nanoscale, can be grouped into two types, i...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550711/behavioral-economic-substitution-between-conventional-cigarettes-and-e-cigarettes-differs-as-a-function-of-the-frequency-of-e-cigarette-use
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Sarah E Snider, K Michael Cummings, Warren K Bickel
BACKGROUND: Models measuring the interactions between consumption of conventional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in the marketplace are becoming vital forecast tools as the popularity of e-cigarettes increases and policy on tobacco products changes. Behavioral economics, which involves the integration of psychology and consumer demand, can be used to measure individuals' purchase behavior under different marketplace conditions. Our goal was to measure hypothetical conventional cigarette and e-cigarette purchasing among smokers with varying e-cigarette use patterns...
May 19, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550684/long-noncoding-rna-ccat2-knockdown-suppresses-tumorous-progression-by-sponging-mir-424-in-epithelial-ovarian-vancer
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Fu Hua, Chang-Hua Li, Xiao-Gang Chen, Xiao-Ping Liu
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the one of most common gynecological malignant tumor with highest mortality, meanwhile, series of lncRNAs have been validated to play vital role in EOC tumorigenesis. Colon cancer-associated transcript 2 (CCAT2) has been verified as oncogenic lncRNA in multiple tumors, however, the role of CCAT2 in EOC genesis is still unclear. The purpose of present study is to probe the function of CCAT2 on EOC. Preliminary experiments found that CCAT2 expression was significantly up-regulated in EOC tissue and cell lines compared to noncancerous tissue and cells...
May 21, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550682/long-noncoding-rna-anril-promotes-cervical-cancer-development-by-acting-as-a-sponge-of-mir-186
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Jun-Jun Zhang, Dan-Dan Wang, Chen-Xiang Du, Yan Wang
Cervical cancer is a common malignancy of female reproductive system. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) has been reported tomodulate tumor progression in multiple cancers. The lncRNA antisense non-coding RNA in the INK4 locus (ANRIL) has been testified as oncogenic molecular in series tumors, however, the function and underlying mechanism involved in cervical cancer oncogenesis is still unclear. In present study, RT-PCR showed that ANRIL expression was significantly up-regulated in cervical cancer tumors and cell lines...
May 22, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550663/-sensitivity-of-doxorubicin-resistant-osteosarcoma-cells-to-doxorubicin-regulated-by-long-non-coding-rna-nr_036444
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K P Zhu, C L Zhang
Objective: To investigate the mechanism of long non-coding RNA (LncRNA) NR_036444 mediated sensitivity of multidrug-resistant osteosarcoma to doxorubicin. Methods: LncRNA-mRNA combined microarray was used to screen the differential expressions of lncRNA and mRNA in doxorubicin-resistant MG63/DXR osteosarcoma cells and their paired doxorubicin-sensitive MG63 cells; qRT-PCR was used to check the consistency of microarray. LncRNA NR_036444 was over-expressed in MG63/DXR cells by lentrvirus. CCK-8 array was used to evaluate cell proliferation and the sensitivity of cells to doxorubicin; Flow cytometry was used to evaluate cell cycle and apoptosis...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550606/renal-injury-in-pediatric-anorexia-nervosa-a-retrospective-study
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Chantal Stheneur, Sebastien J Bergeron, Jean-Yves Frappier, Olivier Jamoulle, Danielle Taddeo, Marc Sznajder, Anne-Laure Lapeyraque
PURPOSE: Although primarily a mental health disorder, anorexia nervosa (AN) has many physical consequences. Among them, the consequences on kidney function are often underestimated. We evaluated renal function in adolescent AN inpatients and investigated the correlation between the GFR and intrinsic patient characteristics. METHODS: A single-center retrospective study was conducted on 51 patients hospitalized for the restrictive type of AN in 2013. Data were divided into: (1) medical history of AN; (2) growth parameters and vital signs upon admission; and (3) blood tests...
May 26, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550484/respiratory-involvement-in-ambulant-and-non-ambulant-patients-with-facioscapulohumeral-muscular-dystrophy
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Sandra Moreira, Libby Wood, Debbie Smith, Chiara Marini-Bettolo, Michela Guglieri, Grace McMacken, Geraldine Bailey, Anna Mayhew, Robert Muni-Lofra, Gail Eglon, Maggie Williams, Volker Straub, Hanns Lochmüller, Teresinha Evangelista
Understand the occurrence and predictors of respiratory impairment in FSHD. Data from 100 FSHD patients was collected regarding demographics, genetics, respiratory status and pulmonary function tests, clinical manifestations and Clinical Severity Scale (CSS) scores. Patients were assigned to two severity groups using CSS: mild (scores <3.5) and moderate/severely affected (scores ≥3.5). Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) was classified as severely impaired if less than 50% of the predicted. Statistical analysis was performed using IBM SPSS Statistics 23, tests were two-tailed and the level of significance set at 5%...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550411/isolation-characterization-and-expression-of-proto-oncogene-cmyc-in-large-yellow-croaker-larimichthys-crocea
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Yonghua Jiang, Kunhuang Han, Shihai Chen, Yilei Wang, Ziping Zhang
cMyc is a vital transcription factor that involves in the regulation of cell proliferation, growth, differentiation, and apoptosis. In the present study, cMyc in Larimichthys crocea (Lc-cMyc) was cloned and analyzed for investigating its function. The full-length cDNA of Lc-cMyc was 2089 bp encoding a 440-amino-acid protein (Lc-cMyc). Lc-cMyc had the characteristic helix-loop-helix-leucine-zipper (HLH-LZ) DNA-binding domain and highly conservative in evolution. The expression of Lc-cMyc was detected by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and in situ hybridization, respectively...
May 27, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
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