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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545153/polyphenols-and-iugr-pregnancies-maternal-hydroxytyrosol-supplementation-improves-prenatal-and-early-postnatal-growth-and-metabolism-of-the-offspring
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Marta Vazquez-Gomez, Consolación Garcia-Contreras, Laura Torres-Rovira, José Luis Pesantez, Pedro Gonzalez-Añover, Ernesto Gomez-Fidalgo, Raúl Sanchez-Sanchez, Cristina Ovilo, Beatriz Isabel, Susana Astiz, Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes
Hydroxytyrosol is a polyphenol with antioxidant, metabolism-regulatory, anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulatory properties. The present study aimed to determine whether supplementing the maternal diet with hydroxytyrosol during pregnancy can improve pre- and early post-natal developmental patterns and metabolic traits of the offspring. Experiment was performed in Iberian sows fed a restricted diet in order to increase the risk of IUGR. Ten sows were treated daily with 1.5 mg of hydroxytyrosol per kg of feed between Day 35 of pregnancy (30% of total gestational period) until delivery whilst 10 animals were left untreated as controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545104/pkng-senses-amino-acid-availability-to-control-metabolism-and-virulence-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Barbara Rieck, Giulia Degiacomi, Michael Zimmermann, Alessandro Cascioferro, Francesca Boldrin, Natalie R Lazar-Adler, Andrew R Bottrill, Fabien le Chevalier, Wafa Frigui, Marco Bellinzoni, María-Natalia Lisa, Pedro M Alzari, Liem Nguyen, Roland Brosch, Uwe Sauer, Riccardo Manganelli, Helen M O'Hare
Sensing and response to changes in nutrient availability are essential for the lifestyle of environmental and pathogenic bacteria. Serine/threonine protein kinase G (PknG) is required for virulence of the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and its putative substrate GarA regulates the tricarboxylic acid cycle in M. tuberculosis and other Actinobacteria by protein-protein binding. We sought to understand the stimuli that lead to phosphorylation of GarA, and the roles of this regulatory system in pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria...
May 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544858/effects-of-resistance-training-on-performance-in-previously-trained-endurance-runners-a-systematic-review
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Manuel Alcaraz-Ibañez, Manuel Rodríguez-Pérez
The aim of this work was to identify, synthesize and evaluate the results of randomized controlled trials examining the effects of resistance training on performance indicators in previously trained endurance runners. A database search was carried out in PubMed, Science Direct, OvidSPMedLine, Wiley, Web of Science, ProQuest and Google Scholar. In accordance with the PRISMA checklist, 18 published articles dated prior to May 2016 involving 321 endurance runners were reviewed using the PEDro scale. Resistance training led to general improvements in muscular strength, running economy, muscle power factors, and direct performance in distances between 1,500 and 10,000 m...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544841/transcatheter-valve-in-valve-implantation-failing-tricuspid-bioprosthesis-in-a-patient-with-ebstein%C3%A2-s-anomaly
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Pedro A Villablanca, Aman M Shah, David F Briceno, Ali N Zaidi, Mei Chau, Mario J Garcia, David Slovut, Cynthia Taub
Transcatheter valve-in-valve (VIV) implantation has been recently proposed as an alternative to surgical reoperative aortic valve replacement in patients with a failing aortic bioprosthesis. Experience with transcatheter VIV implantation at other valve positions is very limited. Herein is reported the case of an 18-year-old man with Ebstein's anomaly and severe tricuspid valve (TV) regurgitation status after bioprosthetic valve replacement, who developed new dyspnea on exertion three years after the initial valve replacement...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544041/marked-variability-observed-in-inpatient-management-of-bronchiolitis-in-three-finnish-hospitals
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Varpu Elenius, Eija Bergroth, Petri Koponen, Sami Remes, Pedro A Piedra, Janice A Espinola, Matti Korppi, Carlos A Camargo, Tuomas Jartti
AIM: Infants hospitalised for bronchiolitis undergo examinations and treatments not supported by current research evidence and we investigated practice variations with regard to Finnish children under the age of two. METHODS: This prospective, multi-centre cohort study was conducted in paediatric units in three university hospitals in Finland from 2008-2010. Hospital medical records were reviewed to collect data on clinical course, testing and treatment. Data were analysed separately for children meeting our strict definition of bronchiolitis, aged under 12 months without a history of wheezing, and a loose definition, aged 12-23 months or with a history of wheezing...
May 24, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543957/a-novel-mutation-in-the-fgd4-gene-causing-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Panagiotis Zis, Mary M Reilly, Dasappaiah G Rao, Pedro Tomaselli, Alex M Rossor, Marios Hadjivassiliou
Demyelinating forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) result from mutations in a number of genes, the majority of which show an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance [1]. Recessive patterns of inheritance are less common. We report a case of demyelinating CMT resulting from compound heterozygous mutation in the FGD4 gene.
May 24, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543872/pai-1-gain-of-function-genotype-factors-increasing-pai-1-levels-and-airway-obstruction-the-gala-ii-cohort
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Michael G Sherenian, Seong H Cho, Albert Levin, Jin-Young Min, Sam S Oh, Donglei Hu, Joshua Galanter, Saunak Sen, Scott Huntsman, Celeste Eng, Jose R Rodriguez-Santana, Denise Serebrisky, Pedro C Avila, Ravi Kalhan, Lewis J Smith, Luisa N Borrell, Max A Seibold, L Keoki Williams, Esteban G Burchard, Rajesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: PAI-1 gain of function variants promote airway fibrosis, and are associated with asthma and with worse lung function in subjects with asthma. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if the association of a gain-of-function polymorphism in Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor -1 (PAI-1) with airway obstruction is modified by asthma status, and whether any genotype effect persists after accounting for common exposures that increase PAI-1 level. METHODS: We studied 2070 Latino children (8-21y) with genotypic and pulmonary function data from the GALA II cohort...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543801/characterisation-of-pomegranate-husk-polyphenols-and-semi-preparative-fractionation-of-punicalagin
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Pedro Aguilar-Zárate, Jorge E Wong-Paz, Mariela Michel, Juan Buenrostro-Figueroa, Hugo R Díaz, Juan A Ascacio, Juan C Contreras-Esquivel, Gerardo Gutiérrez-Sánchez, Cristóbal N Aguilar
INTRODUCTION: Pomegranate-husk is the main by-product generated from the pomegranate industry. It is a potential source of compounds highly appreciated by different costumers. Punicalagin is the main compound present in pomegranate-husk. OBJECTIVE: To characterise the pomegranate-husk total polyphenols by HPLC-ESI-MS and to establish a method for the recovery of punicalagin using a medium pressure liquid chromatography (MPLC) system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The characterisation of total pomegranate-husk polyphenols was carried out using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry...
May 23, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543724/predicting-binding-modes-of-reversible-peptide-based-inhibitors-of-falcipain-2-consistent-with-structure-activity-relationships
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Jorge Enrique Hernández González, Lilian Hernández Alvarez, Pedro Geraldo Pascutti, Pedro Alberto Valiente
Falcipain-2 (FP-2) is a major hemoglobinase of Plasmodium falciparum, considered an important drug target for the development of antimalarials. A previous study reported a novel series of twenty reversible peptide-based inhibitors of FP-2. However, the lack of tridimensional structures of the complexes hinders further optimization strategies to enhance the inhibitory activity of the compounds. Here we report the prediction of the binding modes of the aforementioned inhibitors to FP-2. A computational approach combining previous knowledge on the determinants of binding to the enzyme, docking and post-docking refinement steps, is employed...
May 24, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543381/ileocecal-vascularized-lymph-node-transfer-for-the-treatment-of-extremity-lymphedema-a-case-report
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Pedro Ciudad, Oscar J Manrique, Mouchammed Agko, En-Wei Liu, Wei-Ling Chang, Matthew Sze-Wei Yeo, Tony Chieh-Ting Huang, Ram M Chilgar, Hung-Chi Chen
Vascularized lymph node (VLN) transfer has been of high interest in the past decade for the treatment of lymphedema, since it has been shown to be effective in reducing limb volumes, decreasing infectious episodes and improving quality of life. Multiple donor sites have been described in the quest for the optimal one. Herein, we describe a novel lymph node flap option based on the ileocolic artery and vein. The ileocecal vascularized lymph node (IC-VLN) flap was used in the management of a 33-year-old male patient with lower extremity lymphedema secondary to left inguinal trauma...
May 24, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543170/specific-activation-of-cd4-cd8-double-negative-t-cells-by-t-cruzi-derived-glycolipids-induces-a-pro-inflammatory-profile-associated-with-cardiomyopathy-in-chagas-patients
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Lívia Silva Araújo Passos, Luísa Mourão Dias Magalhães, Rodrigo Pedro Soares, Alexandre F Marques, Maria do Carmo Pereira Nunes, Kenneth J Gollob, Walderez Ornelas Dutra
Cardiomyopathy is the most severe outcome of Chagas disease, causing over 12,000 deaths/year. Immune cells participate in cardiomyopathy development either by direct tissue destruction, or by driving inflammation. We have shown that CD4-CD8- (double negative - DN) T cells are major sources of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, associated with the cardiac (CARD) and indeterminate (IND) forms of Chagas disease, respectively. Here, we sought to identify Trypanosoma cruzi derived components that lead to activation of DN T cells in Chagas patients...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542454/controlled-delivery-of-tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-from-biodegradable-microspheres-slows-retinal-degeneration-and-vision-loss-in-p23h-rats
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Laura Fernández-Sánchez, Irene Bravo-Osuna, Pedro Lax, Alicia Arranz-Romera, Victoria Maneu, Sergio Esteban-Pérez, Isabel Pinilla, María Del Mar Puebla-González, Rocío Herrero-Vanrell, Nicolás Cuenca
Successful drug therapies for treating ocular diseases require effective concentrations of neuroprotective compounds maintained over time at the site of action. The purpose of this work was to assess the efficacy of intravitreal controlled delivery of tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) encapsulated in poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres for the treatment of the retina in a rat model of retinitis pigmentosa. PLGA microspheres (MSs) containing TUDCA were produced by the O/W emulsion-solvent evaporation technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542443/effects-of-pressure-support-and-pressure-controlled-ventilation-on-lung-damage-in-a-model-of-mild-extrapulmonary-acute-lung-injury-with-intra-abdominal-hypertension
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Cintia L Santos, Raquel S Santos, Lillian Moraes, Cynthia S Samary, Nathane S Felix, Johnatas D Silva, Marcelo M Morales, Robert Huhle, Marcelo G Abreu, Alberto Schanaider, Pedro L Silva, Paolo Pelosi, Patricia R M Rocco
Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) may co-occur with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), with significant impact on morbidity and mortality. Lung-protective controlled mechanical ventilation with low tidal volume and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) has been recommended in ARDS. However, mechanical ventilation with spontaneous breathing activity may be beneficial to lung function and reduce lung damage in mild ARDS. We hypothesized that preserving spontaneous breathing activity during pressure support ventilation (PSV) would improve respiratory function and minimize ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) compared to pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) in mild extrapulmonary acute lung injury (ALI) with IAH...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542361/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-blockade-enables-dexamethasone-to-inhibit-lipopolysaccharide-induced-murine-lung-neutrophils
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Jesus Banuelos, Yun Cao, Soon Cheon Shin, Bruce S Bochner, Pedro Avila, Shihong Li, Xin Jiang, Mark W Lingen, Robert P Schleimer, Nick Z Lu
Glucocorticoids promote neutrophilic inflammation, the mechanisms of which are poorly characterized. Using a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute murine lung injury model, we determined the role of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in mouse lung neutrophil numbers in the absence and presence of dexamethasone, a potent glucocorticoid. G-CSF was blocked using a neutralizing antibody. Airway neutrophil numbers, cytokine levels, and lung injury parameters were measured. Glucocorticoid treatment maintained LPS-induced airway G-CSF while suppressing TNF and IL-6...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542325/membrane-protein-contact-and-structure-prediction-using-co-evolution-in-conjunction-with-machine-learning
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Pedro L Teixeira, Jeff L Mendenhall, Sten Heinze, Brian Weiner, Marcin J Skwark, Jens Meiler
De novo membrane protein structure prediction is limited to small proteins due to the conformational search space quickly expanding with length. Long-range contacts (24+ amino acid separation)-residue positions distant in sequence, but in close proximity in the structure, are arguably the most effective way to restrict this conformational space. Inverse methods for co-evolutionary analysis predict a global set of position-pair couplings that best explain the observed amino acid co-occurrences, thus distinguishing between evolutionarily explained co-variances and these arising from spurious transitive effects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542235/environmental-persistence-of-porcine-coronaviruses-in-feed-and-feed-ingredients
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Michaela P Trudeau, Harsha Verma, Fernando Sampedro, Pedro E Urriola, Gerald C Shurson, Sagar M Goyal
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV), Porcine Delta Corona Virus (PDCoV), and Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus (TGEV) are major threats to swine health and contaminated feed plays a role in virus transmission. The objective of our study was to characterize inactivation of PEDV, PDCoV, and TGEV in various feed ingredient matrices. Samples of complete feed, spray dried porcine plasma, meat meal, meat and bone meal, blood meal, corn, soybean meal, and corn dried distillers grains with solubles were weighed (5 g/sample) into scintillation vials and inoculated with 1 mL of PEDV, PDCoV, or TGEV...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542140/mir-21-ablation-and-obeticholic-acid-ameliorate-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-mice
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Pedro M Rodrigues, Marta B Afonso, André L Simão, Catarina C Carvalho, Alexandre Trindade, António Duarte, Pedro M Borralho, Mariana V Machado, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Cecília Mp Rodrigues, Rui E Castro
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/cddis.2017.172.
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542103/predictive-accuracy-of-surgimaptm-surgical-planning-for-sagittal-imbalance-a-cohort-study
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Francesco Langella, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Marco Damilano, Riccardo Cecchinato, Matteo Pejrona, Maryem Ismael, Pedro Berjano
STUDY DESIGN: A cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive value of surgical planning using Surgimap™ regarding postoperative sagittal alignment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical planning in sagittal imbalance is recognized as a key step of treatment to ensure results. METHODS: The study involved 40 non-consecutive patients who underwent surgery for sagittal misalignment. Postoperative alignment measured by sagittal vertical axis (SVA) and pelvic tilt (PT) was considered the gold standard...
May 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541502/serum-ll-37-level-is-associated-with-severity-of-bronchiolitis-and-viral-etiology
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Jonathan M Mansbach, Kohei Hasegawa, Nadim J Ajami, Joseph F Petrosino, Pedro A Piedra, Courtney N Tierney, Janice A Espinola, Carlos A Camargo
Background: LL-37 is a host defense peptide with antimicrobial and immunomodulatory properties. We examined the relation of serum LL-37 levels to the severity of bronchiolitis and viral etiology. Methods: We performed a 17-center prospective cohort study of infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis over 3 winters (2011-2014). Site teams collected clinical data, nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) and serum. We used real-time PCR to test NPAs for 16 viruses. We tested serum for LL-37...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541097/ozonation-of-whole-wheat-flour-and-wet-milling-effluent-degradation-of-deoxynivalenol-don-and-rheological-properties
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Allana P S Alexandre, Nanci Castanha, Maria A Calori-Domingues, Pedro E D Augusto
The objective of this study was to evaluate the reduction on the levels of the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) in whole wheat flour (WWF) with different moisture levels, on the wet milling effluent through ozone (O3) processing, as well as the impact of ozonation on the rheological properties of flour. The results have shown that the reduction of DON was improved with increasing moisture and exposure time of WWF and wet milling effluent to ozone. The maximum reduction was about 80%, proving that ozonation is an effective and promising technology in reducing mycotoxins in different products...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
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