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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229172/self-management-and-health-care-transition-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-chronic-kidney-disease-medical-and-psychosocial-considerations
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REVIEW
Maria E Díaz-González de Ferris, Marta Del Villar-Vilchis, Ricardo Guerrero, Victor M Barajas-Valencia, Emily B Vander-Schaaf, Alexandre de Pomposo, Mara Medeiros, Eniko Rak, Guillermo Cantu-Quintanilla, Rupesh Raina, Ana C Alvarez-Elias
Health care transition (HCT) is a process that requires preparation as a continuum from pediatric- to adult-focused services. For adolescents and young adults with chronic or ESRD, this process can be prolonged due to their physical, psychological, family, or ecological factors. HCT preparation is a matter of patient safety and patient rights as the consequences of poor preparation at the time of transfer to adult-focused services are great, including rejection of organs, disease relapse, or even death. We present a case to illustrate important points of HCT preparation, with suggestions for intervention by the interdisciplinary team members who serve (and will serve) these survivors of pediatric-onset health conditions...
November 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201991/white-matter-signal-abnormalities-in-former-national-football-league-players
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Michael L Alosco, Inga K Koerte, Yorghos Tripodis, Megan Mariani, Alicia S Chua, Johnny Jarnagin, Yashar Rahimpour, Christian Puzo, Rose C Healy, Brett Martin, Christine E Chaisson, Robert C Cantu, Rhoda Au, Michael McClean, Ann C McKee, Alexander P Lin, Martha E Shenton, Ronald J Killiany, Robert A Stern
Introduction: Later-life brain alterations in former tackle football players are poorly understood, particularly regarding their relationship with repetitive head impacts (RHIs) and clinical function. We examined white matter signal abnormalities (WMSAs) and their association with RHIs and clinical function in former National Football League (NFL) players. Methods: Eighty-six clinically symptomatic former NFL players and 23 same-age reportedly asymptomatic controls without head trauma exposure underwent magnetic resonance imaging and neuropsychological testing...
2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178055/solid-state-treatment-of-castor-cake-employing-the-enzymatic-cocktail-produced-from-pleurotus-djamor-fungi
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Manuel Sánchez-Cantú, Liliana Ortiz-Moreno, María E Ramos-Cassellis, Marco Marín-Castro, C De la Cerna-Hernández
In this work, the enzymatic cocktail produced by Pleurotus djamor fungi extracted at pH of 4.8 and 5.3 was employed for castor cake solid-state treatment. Proximal, X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron microscopy analysis of the pristine castor cake were carried out. First, Pleurotus djamor stain was inoculated in castor cake for the enzymatic production and the enzymatic activity was determined. The maximum enzymatic activity was identified at days 14 (65.9 UI/gss) and 11 (140.3 UI/gss) for the enzymatic cocktail obtained at pH 5...
November 25, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161599/perfluorinated-alkyl-acids-and-fecundity-assessment-in-striped-mullet-mugil-cephalus-at-merritt-island-national-wildlife-refuge
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Jacqueline T Bangma, Jessica L Reiner, Russell H Lowers, Theresa M Cantu, Jacob Scott, Jeffrey E Korte, Doug M Scheidt, Chris McDonough, Jonathan Tucker, Brenton Back, Douglas H Adams, John A Bowden
This study investigated wild caught striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR) for levels of 15 perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAA) in tandem with individual fecundity measurements (Oocyte sub-stage 2 late, n=42) and oocyte reproductive stages (Stages 1-5, n=128). PFAA measurements were quantified in striped mullet liver (n=128), muscle (n=49), and gonad (n=10). No significant negative impacts of liver PFAA burden on wild-caught, mullet fecundity endpoints were observed in this study; however, changes in PFAA were observed in the liver as mullet progressed through different sub-stages of oocyte development...
November 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083134/clinical-endocrinology-and-hormones-quantitation-the-increasing-role-of-mass-spectrometry
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Federica D'Aurizio, Marco Cantù
Clinical endocrinology has always had a close relationship with laboratory medicine. In fact, the quantification of hormones is of great importance for diagnosis, treatment, recurrence and patient's prognosis of endocrine disorders. This review dealt with the role of the laboratory in diagnosing endocrine pathologies related to adrenal gland, pituitary, gonads and thyroid. The measurements of the main hormones (17- hydroxyprogesterone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate, testosterone, estradiol, cortisol, aldosterone, metanephrines, thyroglobulin and insulin-like-growth factor-1) were described considering analytical characteristics but also some aspects of pre-analytical and post- analytical steps...
October 27, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051239/whole-genome-sequencing-of-a-human-clinical-isolate-of-the-novel-species-klebsiella-quasivariicola-sp-nov
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S Wesley Long, Sarah E Linson, Matthew Ojeda Saavedra, Concepcion Cantu, James J Davis, Thomas Brettin, Randall J Olsen
In a study of 1,777 Klebsiella strains, we discovered KPN1705, which was distinct from all recognized Klebsiella spp. We closed the genome of strain KPN1705 using a hybrid of Illumina short-read and Oxford Nanopore long-read technologies. For this novel species, we propose the name Klebsiella quasivariicola sp. nov.
October 19, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973989/a-meta-analysis-to-determine-the-impact-of-restaurant-menu-labeling-on-calories-and-nutrients-ordered-or-consumed-in-u-s-adults
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REVIEW
Thaisa M Cantu-Jungles, Lacey A McCormack, James E Slaven, Maribeth Slebodnik, Heather A Eicher-Miller
A systematic review and meta-analysis determined the effect of restaurant menu labeling on calories and nutrients chosen in laboratory and away-from-home settings in U.S. adults. Cochrane-based criteria adherent, peer-reviewed study designs conducted and published in the English language from 1950 to 2014 were collected in 2015, analyzed in 2016, and used to evaluate the effect of nutrition labeling on calories and nutrients ordered or consumed. Before and after menu labeling outcomes were used to determine weighted mean differences in calories, saturated fat, total fat, carbohydrate, and sodium ordered/consumed which were pooled across studies using random effects modeling...
September 30, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926003/age-of-first-exposure-to-american-football-and-long-term-neuropsychiatric-and-cognitive-outcomes
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M L Alosco, A B Kasimis, J M Stamm, A S Chua, C M Baugh, D H Daneshvar, C A Robbins, M Mariani, J Hayden, S Conneely, R Au, A Torres, M D McClean, A C McKee, R C Cantu, J Mez, C J Nowinski, B M Martin, C E Chaisson, Y Tripodis, R A Stern
Previous research suggests that age of first exposure (AFE) to football before age 12 may have long-term clinical implications; however, this relationship has only been examined in small samples of former professional football players. We examined the association between AFE to football and behavior, mood and cognition in a large cohort of former amateur and professional football players. The sample included 214 former football players without other contact sport history. Participants completed the Brief Test of Adult Cognition by Telephone (BTACT), and self-reported measures of executive function and behavioral regulation (Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adult Version Metacognition Index (MI), Behavioral Regulation Index (BRI)), depression (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)) and apathy (Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES))...
September 19, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899991/infographic-consensus-statement-on-concussion-in-sport
#9
EDITORIAL
Paul McCrory, Willem Meeuwisse, Jiri Dvorak, Mark Aubry, Julian Bailes, Steven Broglio, Robert C Cantu, David Cassidy, Ruben J Echemendia, Rudy J Castellani, Gavin A Davis, Richard Ellenbogen, Carolyn Emery, Lars Engebretsen, Nina Feddermann-Demont, Christopher C Giza, Kevin M Guskiewicz, Stanley Herring, Grant L Iverson, Karen M Johnston, James Kissick, Jeffrey Kutcher, John J Leddy, David Maddocks, Michael Makdissi, Geoff Manley, Michael McCrea, William P Meehan, Shinji Nagahiro, Jon Patricios, Margot Putukian, Kathryn J Schneider, Allen Sills, Charles H Tator, Michael Turner, Pieter E Vos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885975/kinesin-superfamily-protein-kif26b-links-wnt5a-ror-signaling-to-the-control-of-cell-and-tissue-behaviors-in-vertebrates
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Michael W Susman, Edith P Karuna, Ryan C Kunz, Taranjit S Gujral, Andrea V Cantú, Shannon S Choi, Brigette Y Jong, Kyoko Okada, Michael K Scales, Jennie Hum, Linda S Hu, Marc W Kirschner, Ryuichi Nishinakamura, Soichiro Yamada, Diana J Laird, Li-En Jao, Steven P Gygi, Michael E Greenberg, Hsin-Yi Henry Ho
Wnt5a-Ror signaling constitutes a developmental pathway crucial for embryonic tissue morphogenesis, reproduction and adult tissue regeneration, yet the molecular mechanisms by which the Wnt5a-Ror pathway mediates these processes are largely unknown. Using a proteomic screen, we identify the kinesin superfamily protein Kif26b as a downstream target of the Wnt5a-Ror pathway. Wnt5a-Ror, through a process independent of the canonical Wnt/β-catenin-dependent pathway, regulates the cellular stability of Kif26b by inducing its degradation via the ubiquitin-proteasome system...
September 8, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842488/conserved-functional-consequences-of-disease-associated-mutations-in-the-slide-helix-of-kir6-1-and-kir6-2-subunits-of-the-atp-sensitive-potassium-channel
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Paige E Cooper, Conor McClenaghan, Xingyu Chen, Anna Stary-Weinzinger, Colin G Nichols
Cantu syndrome (CS) is a condition characterized by a range of anatomical defects, including cardiomegaly, hyperflexibility of the joints, hypertrichosis, and craniofacial dysmorphology. CS is associated with multiple missense mutations in the genes encoding the regulatory sulfonylurea receptor 2 (SUR2) subunits of the ATP-sensitive K(+) (KATP) channel as well as two mutations (V65M and C176S) in the Kir6.1 (KCNJ8) subunit. Previous analysis of leucine and alanine substitutions at the Val-65-equivalent site (Val-64) in Kir6...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822344/on-the-behavior-of-certain-ink-aging-curves
#12
Antonio A Cantú
This work treats writing inks, particularly ballpoint pen inks. It reviews those ink aging methods that are based on the analysis (measurement) of ink solvents (e.g., 2-phenoxyethanol, which is the most common among ballpoint pen inks). Each method involves measurements that are components of an ink aging parameter associated with the method. Only mass independent parameters are considered. An ink solvent from an ink that is on an air-exposed substrate will evaporate at a decreasing rate and is never constant as the ink ages...
September 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776045/whole-genome-sequencing-of-human-clinical-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-reveals-misidentification-and-misunderstandings-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-klebsiella-variicola-and-klebsiella-quasipneumoniae
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S Wesley Long, Sarah E Linson, Matthew Ojeda Saavedra, Concepcion Cantu, James J Davis, Thomas Brettin, Randall J Olsen
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a major threat to public health, causing significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. The emergence of highly drug-resistant strains is particularly concerning. There has been a recognition and division of Klebsiella pneumoniae into three distinct phylogenetic groups: Klebsiella pneumoniae, Klebsiella variicola, and Klebsiella quasipneumoniae. K. variicola and K. quasipneumoniae have often been described as opportunistic pathogens that have less virulence in humans than K. pneumoniae does...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742910/clinicopathological-evaluation-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-in-players-of-american-football
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Jesse Mez, Daniel H Daneshvar, Patrick T Kiernan, Bobak Abdolmohammadi, Victor E Alvarez, Bertrand R Huber, Michael L Alosco, Todd M Solomon, Christopher J Nowinski, Lisa McHale, Kerry A Cormier, Caroline A Kubilus, Brett M Martin, Lauren Murphy, Christine M Baugh, Phillip H Montenigro, Christine E Chaisson, Yorghos Tripodis, Neil W Kowall, Jennifer Weuve, Michael D McClean, Robert C Cantu, Lee E Goldstein, Douglas I Katz, Robert A Stern, Thor D Stein, Ann C McKee
Importance: Players of American football may be at increased risk of long-term neurological conditions, particularly chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Objective: To determine the neuropathological and clinical features of deceased football players with CTE. Design, Setting, and Participants: Case series of 202 football players whose brains were donated for research. Neuropathological evaluations and retrospective telephone clinical assessments (including head trauma history) with informants were performed blinded...
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656377/acute-toxic-leukoencephalopathy-associated-with-a-non-prescription-weight-loss-supplement-a-report-of-two-cases
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Cesar E Escamilla-Ocañas, Carlos R Cámara-Lemarroy, Leonel Cantú-Martinez, Héctor R Martínez
Weight loss dietary supplements are used with some frequency by an increasingly overweight population. Some products are not adequately regulated and may pose potential health risks. We report two new cases of acute toxic leukoencephalopathy (ATL) due to the use of a supplement marketed as a thermogenic weight loss aid. ATL is a heterogeneous clinic-radiological entity that has been associated with various compounds, such as chemotherapeutic drugs and immunomodulators. It is characterized by an often reversible periventricular and infratentorial demyelination...
June 27, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651938/elevated-oxidative-stress-in-the-aortic-media-of-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Marie Billaud, Julie A Phillippi, Mary P Kotlarczyk, Jennifer C Hill, Bradley W Ellis, Claudette M St Croix, Nadiezhda Cantu-Medéllin, Eric E Kelley, Thomas G Gleason
OBJECTIVE: Congenital bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is distinctly associated with the development of ascending aortopathy in adulthood, portending risk of both ascending aortic aneurysm and dissection. Our previous work implicated deficiency in oxidative stress response as a mediator of the BAV-associated aortopathy. We hypothesize that reactive oxygen species generation invokes elevated local oxidative tissue damage in ascending aorta of patients with BAV. METHODS: Ascending aortic specimens were obtained from patients undergoing elective aortic replacement and/or aortic valve replacement and during heart transplant operations...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584062/cytochrome-b5-reductase-3-modulates-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-redox-state-and-cgmp-signaling
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Mizanur M Rahaman, Anh T Nguyen, Megan P Miller, Scott A Hahn, Courtney Sparacino-Watkins, Soma Jobbagy, Nolan T Carew, Nadiezhda Cantu-Medellin, Katherine C Wood, Catherine J Baty, Francisco J Schopfer, Eric E Kelley, Mark T Gladwin, Emil Martin, Adam C Straub
RATIONALE: Soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) heme iron, in its oxidized state (Fe(3+)), is desensitized to NO and limits cGMP production needed for downstream activation of protein kinase G-dependent signaling and blood vessel dilation. OBJECTIVE: Although reactive oxygen species are known to oxidize the sGC heme iron, the basic mechanism(s) governing sGC heme iron recycling to its NO-sensitive, reduced state remain poorly understood. METHODS AND RESULTS: Oxidant challenge studies show that vascular smooth muscle cells have an intrinsic ability to reduce oxidized sGC heme iron and form protein-protein complexes between cytochrome b5 reductase 3, also known as methemoglobin reductase, and oxidized sGC...
July 7, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536097/dynamic-regulation-of-vegf-inducible-genes-by-an-erk-erg-p300-transcriptional-network
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Jason E Fish, Manuel Cantu Gutierrez, Lan T Dang, Nadiya Khyzha, Zhiqi Chen, Shawn Veitch, Henry S Cheng, Melvin Khor, Lina Antounians, Makon-Sébastien Njock, Emilie Boudreau, Alexander M Herman, Alexander M Rhyner, Oscar E Ruiz, George T Eisenhoffer, Alejandra Medina-Rivera, Michael D Wilson, Joshua D Wythe
The transcriptional pathways activated downstream of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling during angiogenesis remain incompletely characterized. By assessing the signals responsible for induction of the Notch ligand delta-like 4 (DLL4) in endothelial cells, we find that activation of the MAPK/ERK pathway mirrors the rapid and dynamic induction of DLL4 transcription and that this pathway is required for DLL4 expression. Furthermore, VEGF/ERK signaling induces phosphorylation and activation of the ETS transcription factor ERG, a prerequisite for DLL4 induction...
July 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499148/long-term-neighborhood-poverty-trajectories-and-obesity-in-a-sample-of-california-mothers
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Connor M Sheehan, Phillip A Cantu, Daniel A Powers, Claire E Margerison-Zilko, Catherine Cubbin
Neighborhoods (and people) are not static, and are instead shaped by dynamic long-term processes of change (and mobility). Using the Geographic Research on Wellbeing survey, a population-based sample of 2339 Californian mothers, we characterize then investigate how long-term latent neighborhood poverty trajectories predict the likelihood of obesity, taking into account short-term individual residential mobility. We find that, net of individual and neighborhood-level controls, living in or moving to tracts that experienced long-term low poverty was associated with lower odds of being obese relative to living in tracts characterized by long-term high poverty...
July 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454292/dna-vaccine-encoding-human-papillomavirus-antigens-flanked-by-a-signal-peptide-and-a-kdel-sequence-induces-a-potent-therapeutic-antitumor-effect
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Jose J Perez-Trujillo, Rodolfo Garza-Morales, Jose A Barron-Cantu, Gabriel Figueroa-Parra, Aracely Garcia-Garcia, Humberto Rodriguez-Rocha, Jaime Garcia-Juarez, Gerardo E Muñoz-Maldonado, Odila Saucedo-Cardenas, Roberto Montes-De-Oca-Luna, Maria De Jesus Loera-Arias
Cellular immune responses play a critical role in the eradication of intracellular infections and malignant cells through the recognition and subsequent removal of the infection or malignant cells. Effective antigen presentation is crucial for stimulating the immune system against malignant cells. Calreticulin (CRT) has been used to improve antigen presentation. However, CRT overexpression has been previously associated with the development of pancreatic and breast cancer. The import and retention signals of CRT in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) can be used to overcome CRT overexpression...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
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