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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633871/high-fat-diet-induced-plasma-protein-and-liver-changes-in-obese-rats-can-be-attenuated-by-melatonin-supplementation
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Prapimpun Wongchitrat, Paul Klosen, Supitcha Pannengpetch, Kuntida Kitidee, Piyarat Govitrapong, Chartchalerm Isarankura-Na-Ayudhya
Obesity triggers changes in protein expression in various organs that might participate in the pathogenesis of obesity. Melatonin has been reported to prevent or attenuate such pathological protein changes in several chronic diseases. However, such melatonin effects on plasma proteins have not yet been studied in an obesity model. Using a proteomic approach, we investigated the effect of melatonin on plasma protein profiles after rats were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) to induce obesity. We hypothesized that melatonin would attenuate abnormal protein expression in obese rats...
June 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633090/pulmonary-and-cardiac-pathology-in-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy-sudep
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REVIEW
Fábio A Nascimento, Zian H Tseng, Cristian Palmiere, Joseph J Maleszewski, Takayuki Shiomi, Aileen McCrillis, Orrin Devinsky
OBJECTIVE: To review studies on structural pulmonary and cardiac changes in SUDEP cases as well as studies showing pulmonary or cardiac structural changes in living epilepsy patients. METHODS: We conducted electronic literature searches using the PubMed database for articles published in English, regardless of publication year, that included data on cardiac and/or pulmonary structural abnormalities in SUDEP cases or in living epilepsy patients during the postictal period...
June 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624414/corneal-kindled-c57bl-6-mice-exhibit-saturated-dentate-gyrus-long-term-potentiation-and-associated-memory-deficits-in-the-absence-of-overt-neuron-loss
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Gregory J Remigio, Jaycie L Loewen, Sage Heuston, Colin Helgeson, H Steve White, Karen S Wilcox, Peter J West
Memory deficits have a significant impact on the quality of life of patients with epilepsy and currently no effective treatments exist to mitigate this comorbidity. While these cognitive comorbidities can be associated with varying degrees of hippocampal cell death and hippocampal sclerosis, more subtle changes in hippocampal physiology independent of cell loss may underlie memory dysfunction in many epilepsy patients. Accordingly, animal models of epilepsy or epileptic processes exhibiting memory deficits in the absence of cell loss could facilitate novel therapy discovery...
June 14, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624402/development-and-validation-of-a-simple-to-use-nomogram-for-predicting-5-10-and-15-year-survival-in-asymptomatic-adults-undergoing-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring
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Bríain Ó Hartaigh, Heidi Gransar, Tracy Callister, Leslee J Shaw, Joshua Schulman-Marcus, Wijnand J Stuijfzand, Valentina Valenti, Iksung Cho, Jackie Szymonifka, Fay Y Lin, Daniel S Berman, Hyuk-Jae Chang, James K Min
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a simple-to-use nomogram for prediction of 5-, 10-, and 15-year survival among asymptomatic adults. BACKGROUND: Simple-to-use prognostication tools that incorporate robust methods such as coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) for predicting near-, intermediate- and long-term mortality are warranted. METHODS: In a consecutive series of 9,715 persons (mean age: 53.4 ± 10.5 years; 59...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623915/safety-pharmacology-and-subchronic-toxicity-of-jinqing-granules-in-rats
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Xuerong Zhou, Qian Rong, Min Xu, Yuanli Zhang, Qi Dong, Yuanling Xiao, Qiji Liu, Helin Chen, Xiaoyu Yang, Kaisheng Yu, Yinglun Li, Ling Zhao, Gang Ye, Fei Shi, Cheng Lv
BACKGROUND: Jinqing granules which are made of a mixture extract that contains Radix Tinosporae and Canarii fructus in proportions according to a longstanding formula have a good effect on the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcer disease. It has not been through safety through systematic toxicological studies, however. To provide basis for clinical application, we performed safety pharmacology and subchronic toxicity experiments in specific pathogen-free Sprague-Dawley rats. RESULTS: In safety pharmacology experiments, Jinqing granules had no evident adverse effects on the central nervous, cardiovascular, or respiratory systems...
June 17, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619691/a-mouse-model-of-antepartum-stillbirth
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Anum Rahman, Lindsay S Cahill, Yu-Qing Zhou, Johnathan Hoggarth, Monique Y Rennie, Mike Seed, Christopher K Macgowan, John C Kingdom, S Lee Adamson, John G Sled
BACKGROUND: Many stillbirths of normally-formed fetuses in the third trimester could be prevented via delivery if reliable means to anticipate this outcome existed. However, since the etiology of these stillbirths is often unexplained and, although the underlying mechanism is presumed to be hypoxia from "placental insufficiency", the placentas often appear normal on histopathologic examination. Gestational age is a risk factor for antepartum stillbirth, with a rapid rise in stillbirth rates after 40 weeks gestation...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617554/the-study-on-specific-umbilical-blood-dc-vaccine-for-beige-nude-mice-loaded-human-colorectal-carcinoma-to-induce-anti-tumor-immunity
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Z-X Fu, J-S Han, F Liu, Z-L Zhao, D-B Li, L Shi, J-T Dong, Y Zhou, J-H Cai
OBJECTIVE: This study is to observe the immunosuppression of CD137L transfected umbilical blood Dcs (Dendritic cell) vaccine to tumor development of SCID/ Beige nude mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Samples of umbilical blood in the childbirth pregnant women were collected by density gradient centrifugation. Umbilical cord blood dendritic cells (Dcs) were transfected by specific CD137L via LipofectamineTM method and cells were harvested. Meanwhile, the peripheral blood of volunteers was collected to isolate Dcs, the Dcs were cultured for 5 days and hatched with SW-1116 cells antigen...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617070/oral-subchronic-exposure-to-silver-nanoparticles-causes-renal-damage-through-apoptotic-impairment-and-necrotic-cell-death
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Ratnakar Tiwari, Radha Dutt Singh, Hafizurrahman Khan, Siddhartha Gangopadhyay, Sandeep Mittal, Vikas Singh, Nidhi Arjaria, Jai Shankar, Somendu Kumar Roy, Dhirendra Singh, Vikas Srivastava
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are one of the most widely used nanomaterials. Following oral exposure, AgNPs can accumulate in various organs including kidneys where they show gender specific accumulation. There is limited information on their effect on renal system following long-term animal exposure especially at the ultramicroscopic and molecular level. In this study, we have assessed the effect of 60 days oral AgNPs treatment on kidneys of female Wistar rats at doses of 50 ppm and 200 ppm that are below previously reported lowest observed adverse effect level (LOAEL)...
June 15, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615297/disruption-of-aneuploidy-and-senescence-induced-by-aurora-inhibition-promotes-intrinsic-apoptosis-in-double-hit-or-double-expressor-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphomas
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Daruka Mahadevan, Shariful Islam, Wenqing Qi, Carla Morales, Laurence Cooke, Catherine Spier, Eric Weterings
Double Hit (DH) or Double Expressor (DE) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas (NHLs) with translocations and/or over-expressions of MYC and BCL-2, that are difficult to treat. Aurora kinase (AK) inhibition with alisertib in DH/DE-DLBCL induces cell death in ~30%, while ~70% are aneuploid and senescent cells (AASCs), a mitotic escape mechanism contributing to drug resistance. These AASCs elaborated a high metabolic rate by increased AKT/mTOR and ERK/MAPK activity via BTK signaling through the chronic active B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606343/pharmacologic-management-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-available-therapies
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James Thrasher
Choices for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have multiplied as our understanding of the underlying pathophysiologic defects has evolved. Treatment should target multiple defects in T2DM and follow a patient-centered approach that considers factors beyond glycemic control, including cardiovascular risk reduction. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology and the American Diabetes Association recommend an initial approach consisting of lifestyle changes and monotherapy, preferably with metformin...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598973/seven-year-longitudinal-change-in-risk-factors-for-non-communicable-diseases-in-rural-kerala-india-the-who-steps-approach
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Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Srinivasan Kannan, Sankara P Sarma, Oliver Razum, Odile Sauzet, Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan
Nearly three-quarters of global deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) occur in low- and middle-income countries such as India. However, there are few data available on longitudinal change in risk factors for NCDs in India. We conducted a cohort study among 495 individuals (aged 15 to 64 years at baseline) in rural Kerala state, India, from 2003 to 2010. For the present analysis, data from 410 adults (aged 20 to 64 years at baseline) who participated at both baseline and follow-up studies were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596990/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-cerebral-malaria-patients-reveals-distinct-pathogenetic-processes-in-different-parts-of-the-brain
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Sanjib Mohanty, Laura A Benjamin, Megharay Majhi, Premanand Panda, Sam Kampondeni, Praveen K Sahu, Akshaya Mohanty, Kishore C Mahanta, Rajyabardhan Pattnaik, Rashmi R Mohanty, Sonia Joshi, Anita Mohanty, Ian W Turnbull, Arjen M Dondorp, Terrie E Taylor, Samuel C Wassmer
The mechanisms underlying the rapidly reversible brain swelling described in patients with cerebral malaria (CM) are unknown. Using a 1.5-Tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, we undertook an observational study in Rourkela, India, of 11 Indian patients hospitalized with CM and increased brain volume. Among the 11 cases, there were 5 adults and 6 children. All patients had reduced consciousness and various degrees of cortical swelling at baseline. The latter was predominately posterior in distribution...
May 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591008/plasma-resuscitation-improved-survival-in-a-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-rat-model-of-sepsis
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Ronald Chang, John B Holcomb, Par I Johansson, Shibani Pati, Martin A Schreiber, Charles E Wade
BACKGROUND: The paradigm shift from crystalloid to plasma resuscitation of traumatic hemorrhagic shock has improved patient outcomes due in part to plasma-mediated reversal of catecholamine and inflammation-induced endothelial injury, decreasing vascular permeability and attenuating organ injury. Since sepsis induces a similar endothelial injury as seen in hemorrhage, we hypothesized that plasma resuscitation would increase 48-hour survival in a rat sepsis model. METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (375-425 g) were subjected to 35% cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) (t = 0 h)...
June 6, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587826/safety-assessment-of-cultivated-fruiting-body-of-ophiocordyceps-sinensis-evaluated-through-subacute-toxicity-in-rats
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Shin Yee Fung, Sook Shien Lee, Nget Hong Tan, Jayalakshmi Pailoor
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ophiocordyceps sinensis (Berk.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora is one of the most renowned traditional Chinese medicine used as tonic, renal, respiratory and reproductive health, promote longevity and overall improvement in quality of life. Natural production of O. sinensis is limited due to its extreme specificity in host range and confined geographic distribution. Therefore, cultivation of the fungus was developed to meet high demand for commercialization as nutraceutical...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584970/morphometric-evaluation-of-facial-and-vestibulocochlear-nerves-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-of-meni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-ears-with-normal-hearing-ears
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Annika Henneberger, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Maximilian Reiser, Robert Gürkov, Wilhelm Flatz
Loss of neural structures (such as hair cells or neurones within the spiral ganglion) has been proposed to be involved in Menière's disease (MD) (Spoendlin et al. Acta oto-laryngologica Supplementum 499:1-21, 1; Merchant et al. Eur Arch Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Off J Eur Feder Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Soc (EUFOS) Affil German Soc Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Head Neck Surg 252(2):63-75, 2; Tsuji et al. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl 81:26-31, 3; Kariya, Otol Neurotol Off Publ Am Otol Soc Am Neurotol Soc Eur Acad Otol Neurotol 28(8):1063-1068, 4; Megerian Laryngoscope 115(9):1525-1535, 5) but this has yet to be confirmed...
June 5, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580342/a-simple-rat-model-of-in-situ-reversible-obstructive-jaundice-in-situ-reversible-obstructive-jaundice-model
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Xin Huang, Chong-Hui Li, Ai-Qun Zhang, Zhe Kong, Wan-Qing Gu, Jia-Hong Dong
PURPOSE: To develop a simple and reliable rat model of in situ reversible obstructive jaundice with low morbidity and mortality rates. METHODS: Rats were divided into 4 groups with 8 rats each: the sham-operated (SH) group only underwent laparotomy, the control internal drainage (ID-C) group underwent choledochoduodenostomy, the new internal drainage (ID-N) group and the long-term internal drainage (ID-L) group underwent choledochocholedochostomy. Common bile duct ligation was performed in all the drainage groups 7 days before reversal procedures...
June 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573777/once-weekly-administration-of-a-long-acting-fgf21-analogue-modulates-lipids-bone-turnover-markers-blood-pressure-and-body-weight-differently-in-obese-hypertriglyceridemic-subjects-and-in-non-human-primates
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Albert M Kim, Veena R Somayaji, Jennifer Q Dong, Timothy P Rolph, Yan Weng, Jeffrey R Chabot, Kathryn E Gropp, Saswata Talukdar, Roberto A Calle
AIMS: To assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of PF-05231023, a long-acting FGF21 analogue, in obese, hypertriglyceridemic subjects on atorvastatin with or without type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Subjects received PF-05231023 or placebo intravenously once-weekly for 4 weeks. Safety (12-lead electrocardiogram [ECGs], vital signs, adverse events [AEs], laboratory tests) and longitudinal weight assessments were performed. Blood samples were collected for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analyses...
June 1, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572887/association-between-weight-changes-after-smoking-cessation-and-cardiovascular-disease-among-the-korean-population
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Eun Ha Kim, Hyejin Lee, Dong Wook Shin, Jae Moon Yun, Jung-Hyun Shin, Yoo Kyoung Lim, Hye Yeon Koo, Miso Jang
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and has both beneficial and harmful effects in CVD. We hypothesized that weight gain following smoking cessation does not attenuate the CVD mortality of smoking cessation in the general Korean population. METHODS: Study subjects comprised 2.2% randomly selected patients from the Korean National Health Insurance Corporation, between 2002 and 2013. We identified 61,055 subjects who were classified as current smokers in 2003-2004...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569787/inflammatory-mediator-ultra-low-molecular-weight-hyaluronan-triggers-necrosis-of-b-precursor-leukemia-cells-with-high-surface-cd44-expression
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Shin Kasai, Yoshiyuki Furuichi, Norie Ando, Keiko Kagami, Masako Abe, Takaya Nakane, Kumiko Goi, Takeshi Inukai, Sei Saitoh, Shinichi Ohno, Shogo Okazaki, Osamu Nagano, Hideyuki Saya, Kanji Sugita
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) gene rearrangements (MLL+ALL) has a dismal prognosis and is characterized by high surface CD44 expression. Known that CD44 has the specific binding sites for a natural ligand hyaluronan (HA), we investigated biological effects of HA with different molecular sizes on MLL+ALL cell lines, and found that the addition of ultra-low-molecular-weight (ULMW)-HA strongly suppressed their thymidine uptakes. The MLL+ALL cell line lacking surface CD44 expression established by genome editing showed no suppression of thymidine uptake...
June 1, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565970/baclofen-systemic-toxicity-experimental-histopathological-and-biochemical-study
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S Y Issa, E M Hafez, A S El-Banna, S M Abdel Rahman, M K AlMazroua, M A El-Hamd
OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to highlight the toxic impact of baclofen on both biochemical and histopathological aspects in rats' liver, gastric, lung, kidney, and brain tissues. METHODS: The study was performed on 30 healthy adult male albino rats divided into four groups with 5 rats in each control group, and 10 rats in either experimental groups (two experimental and two control groups). Five rats (negative control) were kept in a quite non-stressful environment, provided with food ad libitum and free access to water...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
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