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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933673/a-biophysical-and-computational-study-unraveling-the-molecular-interaction-mechanism-of-a-new-janus-kinase-inhibitor-tofacitinib-with-bovine-serum-albumin
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Ali Saber Abdelhameed, Saima Nusrat, Mohammad Rehan Ajmal, Syed Mohammad Zakariya, Masihuz Zaman, Rizwan Hasan Khan
The interaction of a recently certified kinase inhibitor Tofacitinib (TFB) with bovine serum albumin (BSA) has been studied, by spectroscopic and molecular docking studies. Spectrofluorimetric measurements at 3 different temperatures (288, 298, and 310 K) showed that TFB quench the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA upon forming a nonfluorescent complex. The intrinsic fluorescence data showed that TFB binds to BSA with binding constant (Kb ) of approximately 10(4) M(-1) , affirming a significant affinity of TFB with BSA...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932898/two-cases-of-vogt-koyanagi-harada-s-disease-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Tunji S Oluleye, Adekunle O Rotimi-Samuel, Adetunji Adenekan, Olubanke T Ilo, Folashade B Akinsola, Adeola O Onakoya, Olufisayo T Aribaba, Adebukunola Adefule-Ositelu, Kareem O Musa, Yele Oyefeso
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada's (VKH) disease has been reported to be rare in sub-Saharan Africa. Two Nigerians with the disease are presented in this report. The first patient, a 32-year-old pregnant Nigerian woman presented with a 1-month history of bilateral blurring of vision, persistent headache, and alopecia. Presenting visual acuity was 1 m counting fingers in both eyes. Examination revealed vitiligo and poliosis with bilateral panuveitis as well as bilateral exudative retinal detachment. A clinical assessment of complete VKH disease was made...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932380/absence-of-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-mediated-ppar%C3%AE-suppression-causes-alopecia-in-vdr-null-mice
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Vaibhav Saini, Hengguang Zhao, Elizabeth T Petit, Francesca Gori, Marie B Demay
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) mutations in humans and mice cause alopecia. VDR-null mice (VDR(-/-)) exhibit lack of postmorphogenic hair cycles as a result of impaired keratinocyte stem cell (KSC) function. To identify the molecular basis for abnormal KSC function, RNA sequencing of wild-type (WT) and VDR(-/-) KSCs was performed. These studies demonstrated that >80% of differentially expressed genes are up-regulated in VDR(-/-) KSCs; thus, the VDR is a transcriptional suppressor in WT KSCs. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ), PPARγ coactivator 1β (PGC1β), and lipoprotein lipase (LPL) were among the up-regulated genes identified...
December 8, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931749/-hereditary-epidermolysis-bullosa-french-national-guidelines-pnds-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
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C Chiaverini, E Bourrat, J Mazereeuw-Hautier, S Hadj-Rabia, C Bodemer, J-P Lacour
Hereditary epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a heterogeneous group of rare genetic diseases characterized by fragile skin and/or mucous membrane, and it may be either local or generalized. It is caused by mutations in genes encoding different proteins involved mainly in the structure and function of the dermal-epidermal junction. Nineteen genes have so far been identified. They are classified by level of skin cleavage (from top to bottom) into four groups: EB simplex, junctional EB, dystrophic EB and Kindler syndrome...
December 5, 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925662/clinical-and-pathological-features-of-hair-coat-abnormalities-in-curly-coated-retrievers-from-uk-and-sweden
#5
R Bond, K Varjonen, A Hendricks, Y M Chang, H Brooks Brownlie
OBJECTIVES: To gain information on hair loss amongst curly coated retrievers by questionnaire and to define the clinical and pathological features of hair coat abnormalities in affected dogs in the United Kingdom and Sweden. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questionnaires were completed by members of the Curly Coated Retriever Clubs. Fourteen dogs (six in the United Kingdom, eight in Sweden) were clinically examined and skin/hair samples collected for microscopy and histopathology...
December 2016: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923833/an-essential-role-of-maspin-in-embryogenesis-and-tumor-suppression
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Sijana H Dzinic, M Margarida Bernardo, Xiaohua Li, Rodrigo Fernandez-Valdivia, Ye-Shih Ho, Qing-Sheng Mi, Sudeshna Bandyopadhyay, Fulvio Lonardo, Semir Vranic, Daniel Oliveira, R Daniel Bonfil, Gregory Dyson, Kang Chen, Almasa Omerovic, Xiujie Sheng, Xiang Han, Dinghong Wu, Xinling Bi, Dzenana Cabaravdic, Una Jakupovic, Marian Wahba, Aaron Pang, Deanna Harajli, Wael Sakr, Shijie Sheng
Maspin (SerpinB5) is an epithelial-specific tumor suppressor gene product that displays context-dependent cellular functions. Maspin-deficient mouse models created to date have not definitively established maspin functions critical for cancer suppression. In this study, we generated a mouse strain in which exon 4 of the Maspin gene was deleted, confirming its essential role in development but also enabling a breeding scheme to bypass embryonic lethality. Phenotypic characterization of this viable strain established that maspin deficiency was associated with a reduction in maximum body weight and a variety of context-dependent epithelial abnormalities...
December 6, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921251/skin-manifestations-of-insulin-resistance-from-a-biochemical-stance-to-a-clinical-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Gloria González-Saldivar, René Rodríguez-Gutiérrez, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, José Gerardo González-González, Minerva Gómez-Flores
Worldwide, more than 1.9 billion adults are overweight, and around 600 million people suffer from obesity. Similarly, ~382 million individuals live with diabetes, and 40-50% of the global population is labeled at "high risk" (i.e., prediabetes). The impact of these two chronic conditions relies not only on the burden of illnesses per se (i.e., associated increased morbidity and mortality), but also on their increased cost, burden of treatment, and decreased health-related quality of life. For this review a comprehensive search in several databases including PubMed (MEDLINE), Ovid EMBASE, Web of Science, and Scopus was conducted...
December 5, 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918883/platelet-rich-plasma-in-androgenic-alopecia-indications-technique-and-potential-benefits
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REVIEW
Elie M Ferneini, Daniel Beauvais, Concetta Castiglione, Moniek V Ferneini
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injected into the scalp for the management of androgenic alopecia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature review was performed to evaluate the benefits of PRP in androgenic alopecia. RESULTS: Hair restoration has been increasing. PRP's main components of platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor have the potential to stimulate hard and soft tissue wound healing...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916205/efficacy-and-safety-of-transdermal-testosterone-in-postmenopausal-women-with-hypoactive-sexual-desire-disorder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chiara Achilli, Jyotsna Pundir, Parimalam Ramanathan, Luca Sabatini, Haitham Hamoda, Nick Panay
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review and summarize the existing evidence related to the efficacy and safety of transdermal T in postmenopausal women for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). DESIGN: Systematic reviews and meta-analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Seven randomized controlled trials enrolled 3,035 participants; 1,350 women were randomized to treatment with T patch, and 1,379 women were randomized to placebo...
December 1, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907131/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-comparison-of-early-and-late-passage-human-dermal-papilla-cell-secretome-in-relation-to-inducing-hair-follicle-regeneration
#10
Huan Zhang, Ning-Xia Zhu, Keng Huang, Bo-Zhi Cai, Yang Zeng, Yan-Ming Xu, Yang Liu, Yan-Ping Yuan, Chang-Min Lin
Alopecia is an exceedingly prevalent problem that lacks effective therapy. Recently, research has focused on early-passage dermal papilla cells (DPCs), which have hair inducing activity both in vivo and in vitro. Our previous study indicated that factors secreted from early-passage DPCs contribute to hair follicle (HF) regeneration. To identify which factors are responsible for HF regeneration and why late-passage DPCs lose this potential, we collected 48-h-culture medium (CM) from both of passage 3 and 9 DPCs, and subcutaneously injected the DPC-CM into NU/NU mice...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906684/phase-i-study-of-the-gamma-secretase-inhibitor-pf-03084014-in-combination-with-docetaxel-in-patients-with-advanced-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Marzia A Locatelli, Philippe Aftimos, E Claire Dees, Patricia M LoRusso, Mark D Pegram, Ahmad Awada, Bo Huang, Rossano Cesari, Yuqiu Jiang, M Naveed Shaik, Kenneth A Kern, Giuseppe Curigliano
BACKGROUND: The NOTCH signaling pathway may be involved in the survival of stem cell-like tumor-initiating cells and contribute to tumor growth. In this phase Ib, open-label, multicenter study (NCT01876251), we evaluated PF-03084014, a selective gamma-secretase inhibitor in patients with advanced triple-negative breast cancer. METHODS: The dose-finding part was based on a 2×3 matrix design using the modified toxicity probability interval method. Oral PF-03084014 was administered twice daily continuously in combination with intravenous docetaxel given on day 1 of each 21-day cycle...
November 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905278/seroprevalence-of-canine-leishmaniasis-in-northern-cyprus
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Tayfun Çanakçı, Arif Kurtdede, Serdar Paşa, Seray Töz Özensoy, Yusuf Özbel
OBJECTIVE: Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) is an important public and veterinary health problem in Mediterranean Basin countries. In this study, we aimed to determine the seroprevalence of CanL in several provinces of Northern Cyprus. METHODS: The seroprevalence of CanL was determined by the indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) test in dog sera. In total, 281 dogs were randomly selected from Nicosia (n=80), Trikomo (n=58), Famagusta (n=60), Morphou (n=30), and Kyrenia (n=53), consistent with a statistically representative number of the regional dog population...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904832/frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-treatment-options
#13
Raymond Fertig, Antonella Tosti
Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a rare dermatologic disease that causes scarring and hair loss and is increasing in prevalence worldwide. FFA patients typically present with hair loss in the frontal scalp region and eyebrows which may be associated with sensations of itching or burning. FFA is a clinically distinct variant of lichen planopilaris (LPP) that affects predominantly postmenopausal women, although men and premenopausal women may also be affected. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are necessary to prevent definitive scarring and permanent hair loss...
November 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904206/reticulate-pigmentation-associated-with-scarring-alopecia-in-an-elderly-woman-an-unusual-manifestation-of-lichen-planus-pigmentosus
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Vinod Kumar Sharma, Neetu Bhari, Sweta Subhadarshani, Neha Taneja, Rakesh Kumar Deepak
A 70-year-old woman presented with generalized reticulate pigmentation, scarring alopecia, and few discrete, violaceous plaques over the trunk and forearm. Dermoscopic evaluation of the reticulate plaque showed reticulate hyperpigmentation with multiple telangiectasias, and skin biopsy showed lichenoid interface dermatitis with marked pigment incontinence. Thus, a final diagnosis of poikiloderma due to lichen planus pigmentosus was considered.
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904180/evaluation-of-clinical-significance-of-dermoscopy-in-alopecia-areata
#15
Akhila Sai Guttikonda, Chintaginjala Aruna, D V S B Ramamurthy, K Sridevi, Senthil Kumar L Alagappan
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is a common, chronic inflammatory disease characterized by nonscarring hair loss on the scalp or any hair-bearing area of the body. Recently, dermoscopy, a noninvasive diagnostic procedure, has been employed for the diagnosis of AA. AIM: To evaluate various dermoscopic patterns in AA and correlate these patterns with the disease activity and severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dermoscopy was performed on AA patients using DL1 dermoscope (magnification ×10 was used)...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899913/steroid-responsive-mononeuritis-multiplex-in-the-cronkhite-canada-syndrome
#16
Y L Lo, K H Lim, X M Cheng, S Mesenas
The Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare disorder of unknown origin characterized by generalized gastrointestinal polyposis, alopecia, hyperpigmentation, and onychodystrophy. We report a case of CCS with concomitant presentation of mononeuritis multiplex. The electrophysiological findings and steroid responsiveness suggests presence of an autoimmune mechanism.
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898044/dna-damage-inducible-transcript-4-is-an-innate-surveillant-of-hair-follicular-stress-in-vitamin-d-receptor-knockout-mice-and-a-regulator-of-wound-re-epithelialization
#17
Hengguang Zhao, Sandra Rieger, Koichiro Abe, Martin Hewison, Thomas S Lisse
Mice and human patients with impaired vitamin D receptor (VDR) signaling have normal developmental hair growth but display aberrant post-morphogenic hair cycle progression associated with alopecia. In addition, VDR(-/-) mice exhibit impaired cutaneous wound healing. We undertook experiments to determine whether the stress-inducible regulator of energy homeostasis, DNA damage-inducible transcript 4 (Ddit4), is involved in these processes. By analyzing hair cycle activation in vivo, we show that VDR(-/-) mice at day 14 exhibit increased Ddit4 expression within follicular stress compartments...
November 26, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896851/quantitating-the-lateral-skin-stiffness-by-a-new-and-versatile-electro-mechanical-instrument-preliminary-studies
#18
M Nomura, D Velleman, J Pierre, F Flament
BACKGROUND: A new electro-mechanical device for measuring the lateral stiffness of the skin is now available. It basically allows to recording the forces that the skin opposes to a lateral displacement (1-2 mm) of a pinching type movement. Preliminary assays of this device to various skin sites and an artificial substrate aimed at defining its major characteristics (sensitivity, reproducibility, variations according to skin site). METHODS: The calibration of the device (Khelometer(®) ) and assessment of its reproducibility were carried out through the use of elastometer substrates of various stiffness's...
November 29, 2016: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891379/rare-occurrence-of-drug-induced-subacute-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-with-leflunomide-therapy
#19
Harpreet Singh, Gagandeep Sukhija, Vikram Tanwar, Sameer Arora, Jaikrit Bhutani
Leflunomide is an immunomodulatory drug exhibiting anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative and immunosuppressive effects. It has been widely used for treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis. Despite its good safety profile cutaneous side effects like alopecia, eczema, pruritis and dry skin have been reported with Leflunomide use. Skin ucleration, vasculitis, lichenoid drug rash and Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE) have been rarely reported with its use. A rare case of Leflunomide induced SCLE is being reported in a female patient with rheumatoid arthritis...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886980/alopecia-areata-in-an-adolescent-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
Senthilkumar Sankararaman, Margaret Bobonich, Atiye Nur Aktay
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November 24, 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
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