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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936185/hedgehog-signaling-overcomes-an-ezh2-dependent-epigenetic-barrier-to-promote-cholangiocyte-expansion
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Nidhi Jalan-Sakrikar, Thiago M De Assuncao, Jie Lu, Luciana L Almada, Gwen Lomberk, Martin E Fernandez-Zapico, Raul Urrutia, Robert C Huebert
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Developmental morphogens play an important role in coordinating the ductular reaction and portal fibrosis occurring in the setting of cholangiopathies. However, little is known about how membrane signaling events in ductular reactive cells (DRCs) are transduced into nuclear transcriptional changes to drive cholangiocyte maturation and matrix deposition. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate potential mechanistic links between cell signaling events and epigenetic regulators in DRCs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935086/exercise-responses-in-patients-with-chronically-high-creatine-kinase-levels
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Christopher B Cooper, Brett A Dolezal, Eric V Neufeld, Perry Shieh, John R Jenner, Marshall Riley
INTRODUCTION: Elevated serum creatine kinase (CK) is often taken to reflect muscle disease, but many individuals have elevated CK without a specific diagnosis. How elevated CK reflects muscle metabolism during exercise is not known. METHODS: Participants (46 men, 48 women) underwent incremental exercise testing to assess aerobic performance, cardiovascular response, and ventilatory response. Serum lactate, ammonia, and CK were measured at rest, 4 minutes into exercise, and 2 minutes into recovery...
December 9, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934084/highly-sensitive-and-quick-detection-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-biomarkers-using-in2o3-nanoribbon-biosensors-fabricated-using-shadow-masks
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Qingzhou Liu, Noppadol Aroonyadet, Yan Song, Xiaoli Wang, Xuan Cao, Yihang Liu, Sen Cong, Fanqi Wu, Mark E Thompson, Chongwu Zhou
We demonstrate a scalable and facile lithography-free method for fabricating highly uniform and sensitive In2O3 nanoribbon biosensor arrays. Fabrication with shadow masks as the patterning method instead of conventional lithography provides low-cost, time-efficient, and high-throughput In2O3 nanoribbon biosensors without photoresist contamination. Combined with electronic enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for signal amplification, the In2O3 nanoribbon biosensor arrays are optimized for early, quick, and quantitative detection of cardiac biomarkers in diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
November 22, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933055/responses-of-methanogenic-and-methanotrophic-communities-to-elevated-atmospheric-co2-and-temperature-in-a-paddy-field
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Yuan Liu, Xiaoyu Liu, Kun Cheng, Lianqing Li, Xuhui Zhang, Jufeng Zheng, Jinwei Zheng, Genxing Pan
Although climate change is predicted to affect methane (CH4) emissions in paddy soil, the dynamics of methanogens and methanotrophs in paddy fields under climate change have not yet been fully investigated. To address this issue, a multifactor climate change experiment was conducted in a Chinese paddy field using the following experimental treatments: (1) enrichment of atmospheric CO2 concentrations (500 ppm, CE), (2) canopy air warming (2°C above the ambient, WA), (3) combined CO2 enrichment and warming (CW), and (4) ambient conditions (CK)...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932764/-effect-of-prolonged-propofol-infusion-on-myocardial-enzyme-mitochondrial-cytochrome-c-and-adenosine-%C3%A2-triphosphate-in-rabbits
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Guangmin Xu, Zhixun Lan, Xianxiang Tong
To explore the effect of long-time propofol infusion on myocardial enzymes, mitochondrial cytochrome C and ATP in rabbits. 
 Methods: A total of 18 New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into 3 groups: a control group, a propofol group and an intralipid group. The rabbits were continuously infused with 0.9% normal saline in the control group, 1% propofol in the propofol group, and 10% intralipid in the intralipid group, respectivey. The arterial blood was collected at 0, 8, 16 h and the end of experiment to examine creatine kinase (CK) and creatine kinase isoenzyme (CK-MB)...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928210/effects-of-a-whole-body-electrostimulation-program-on-strength-sprinting-jumping-and-kicking-capacity-in-elite-soccer-players
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Andre Filipovic, Marijke Grau, Heinz Kleinöder, Philipp Zimmer, Wildor Hollmann, Wilhelm Bloch
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of a 14-week dynamic Whole-Body Electrostimulation (WB-EMS) training program on muscular strength, soccer relevant sprint, jump and kicking velocity performance in elite soccer players during competitive season. Twenty-two field-players were assigned to 2 groups: WB-EMS group (EG, n = 12), jump-training group (TG, n = 10). The training programs were conducted twice a week concurrent to 6-7 soccer training sessions during the 2nd half of the season. Participants were tested before (baseline), during (wk-7) and after (wk-14)...
December 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924463/diagnostic-biomarkers-in-oral-verrucous-carcinoma-a-systematic-review
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Sepanta Hosseinpour, Fatemeh Mashhadiabbas, Mitra Ghazizadeh Ahsaie
Oral verrucous carcinoma (OVC), a low-grade variant of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), is most frequently seen in the oral cavity. No clear etiology has been found for this lesion, but human papilloma virus, chewing betel nuts, and ultraviolet radiation are suggested as probable causes. Differential diagnosis of OVC is challenging for oral pathologists. The aim of this study was to review the molecular-based approaches for differential diagnosis of OVC. An electronic search was conducted in Medline and Scopus from January 2004 to July 2015 limited to English language publications...
December 6, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924138/the-effects-of-a-multi-ingredient-supplement-on-markers-of-muscle-damage-and-inflammation-following-downhill-running-in-females
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Jessica L Köhne, Michael J Ormsbee, Andrew J McKune
BACKGROUND: The effects of a multi-ingredient performance supplement (MIPS) on markers of inflammation and muscle damage, perceived soreness and lower limb performance are unknown in endurance-trained female athletes. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of MIPS (NO-Shotgun®) pre-loaded 4 weeks prior to a single-bout of downhill running (DHR) on hsC-Reactive Protein (hsCRP), interleukin (IL)-6, creatine kinase (CK), muscle soreness, lower limb circumferences and performance...
2016: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922494/approach-to-the-patient-with-hyperckemia
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Shannon L Venance
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neurologists commonly receive consultation requests regarding the evaluation of patients with an elevated serum creatine kinase (CK), a condition known as hyperCKemia. This article outlines an approach to the history and examination of patients with hyperCKemia in order to narrow the localization and differential of an elevated CK and guide possible next steps. This article aims to help clinicians identify treatable or reversible etiologies as well as those that will change management...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917341/the-effect-of-n-acetyl-cysteine-nac-on-aluminum-phosphide-poisoning-inducing-cardiovascular-toxicity-a-case-control-study
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Fakhreddin Taghaddosinejad, Esmaeil Farzaneh, Mahdi Ghazanfari-Nasrabad, Nastaran Eizadi-Mood, Morteza Hajihosseini, Omid Mehrpour
BACKGROUND: Aluminum phosphide (AlP) is a very effective indoor and outdoor pesticide. We investigated the effects of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on the survival time, hemodynamics, and cardiac biochemical parameters at various time intervals in some cases of AlP poisoning. METHODS: This research was a case-control study to evaluate 63 AlP poisoned patients during 2010-2012. Patients with cardiovascular complications of AlP to be treated with intravenous NAC plus conventional treatment were considered as the case group and compared with patients who did not receive NAC...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916788/effects-of-dietary-oregano-essential-oil-and-vitamin-e-supplementation-on-meat-quality-stress-response-and-intestinal-morphology-in-pigs-following-transport-stress
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Yi Zou, Xiao Ming Hu, Ting Zhang, Hong Kui Wei, Yuan Fei Zhou, Zhong Xin Zhou, Jian Peng
This study investigates the effects of dietary oregano essential oil (OEO) and vitamin E (Vit E) supplementation on meat quality, stress response and intestinal morphology in pigs following transport stress. A total of 288 finishing pigs were randomly assigned to three groups: a basal diet or a basal diet supplemented either with 200 mg/kg Vit E or 25 mg/kg OEO. After a 28-day feeding trial, total of 132 finishing pigs according diet and transport stress were assigned to one of four treatment groups: 1) control treatment without transport stress (Control group), 2) control treatment with 5-hr transport stress (Negative group), 3) Vit E treatment with 5-hr transport stress and 4) OEO treatment with 5-hr transport stress...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916197/peak-creatinine-kinase-level-is-a-key-adjunct-in-the-evaluation-of-critically-ill-trauma-patients
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Saskya Byerly, Elizabeth Benjamin, Subarna Biswas, Jayun Cho, Eugene Wang, Monica D Wong, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Elevated creatinine kinase (CK) can indicate rhabdomyolysis, a risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI). We investigated risk factors and clinical significance of peak CK levels. METHODS: Retrospective analysis, adult trauma patients. Logistic regression was used to identify risk factors for elevated CK and AKI. RESULTS: 3240 trauma patients were analyzed; median time to peak CK was 17 h and 347 patients had peak CK > 5000...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913923/actn3-x-allele-carriers-had-greater-levels-of-muscle-damage-during-a-half-ironman
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Juan Del Coso, Juan José Salinero, Beatriz Lara, César Gallo-Salazar, Francisco Areces, Carlos Puente, David Herrero
PURPOSE: Alpha-actinin-3, encoded by the ACTN3 gene, is an actin-binding protein with an important role in myofibril contraction and muscle force output. In humans, there is a relatively common deficiency of the α-actinin-3 due to homozygosity in a polymorphism of the ACTN3 gene (R577X, rs1815739), that has been related to decreased resistance to strain during voluntary muscle contractions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of the ACTN3 genotype on the level of exercise-induced muscle damage attained by 23 experienced triathletes during an official half-ironman competition...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913023/in-stream-metabolism-and-atmospheric-carbon-sequestration-in-a-groundwater-fed-karst-stream
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Junbing Pu, Jianhong Li, Mitra B Khadka, Jonathan B Martin, Tao Zhang, Shi Yu, Daoxian Yuan
Atmospheric carbon sequestered in karst systems through dissolution of carbonate minerals is considered to have no net effect on long-term regional and global carbon budgets because precipitation of dissolved carbonate minerals emits CO2 back to the atmosphere. Even though recent studies have implied that rapid kinetics of carbonate dissolution coupled with the aquatic photosynthetic uptake of dissolve inorganic carbon (DIC) could facilitate a stable atmospheric C sink in karst rivers and streams, little is known about the magnitudes and long-term stability of this C sink...
November 29, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911915/marathon-race-affects-neutrophil-surface-molecules-role-of-inflammatory-mediators
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Vinicius Coneglian Santos, Ana Paula Renno Sierra, Rodrigo Oliveira, Kim Guimarães Caçula, César Miguel Momesso, Fabio Takeo Sato, Maysa Braga Barros Silva, Heloisa Helena Oliveira, Maria Elizabeth Pereira Passos, Diego Ribeiro de Souza, Olivia Santos Gondim, Marino Benetti, Adriana Cristina Levada-Pires, Nabil Ghorayeb, Maria Augusta Peduti Dal Molin Kiss, Renata Gorjão, Tânia Cristina Pithon-Curi, Maria Fernanda Cury-Boaventura
The fatigue induced by marathon races was observed in terms of inflammatory and immunological outcomes. Neutrophil survival and activation are essential for inflammation resolution and contributes directly to the pathogenesis of many infectious and inflammatory conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of marathon races on surface molecules related to neutrophil adhesion and extrinsic apoptosis pathway and its association with inflammatory markers. We evaluated 23 trained male runners at the São Paulo International Marathon 2013...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911900/clinical-and-pharmacological-investigation-of-myotoxicity-in-sri-lankan-russell-s-viper-daboia-russelii-envenoming
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Anjana Silva, Christopher Johnston, Sanjaya Kuruppu, Daniela Kneisz, Kalana Maduwage, Oded Kleifeld, A Ian Smith, Sisira Siribaddana, Nicholas A Buckley, Wayne C Hodgson, Geoffrey K Isbister
BACKGROUND: Sri Lankan Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) envenoming is reported to cause myotoxicity and neurotoxicity, which are different to the effects of envenoming by most other populations of Russell's vipers. This study aimed to investigate evidence of myotoxicity in Russell's viper envenoming, response to antivenom and the toxins responsible for myotoxicity. METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS: Clinical features of myotoxicity were assessed in authenticated Russell's viper bite patients admitted to a Sri Lankan teaching hospital...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908680/the-effect-of-contralateral-kidney-volume-on-renal-function-after-radical-nephroureterectomy-implications-for-eligibility-for-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-upper-tract-urothelial-cancer
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Wan Song, Hyun Hwan Sung, Deok Hyun Han, Byong Chang Jeong, Seong Il Seo, Seong Soo Jeon, Hyun Moo Lee, Han Yong Choi, Hwang Gyun Jeon
PURPOSE: We investigated the effect of preoperative contralateral kidney (CK) volume on renal function after radical nephroureterectomy (RNU). METHODS: We reviewed 630 patients who underwent RNU between September 1994 and December 2013. Of these 630 patients, 135 patients with advanced upper tract urothelial cancer were ultimately included. Preoperative CK volume was measured from computed tomography images of the venous phase using a specialized volumetric program...
November 28, 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907819/giant-primary-malignant-mesothelioma-of-the-liver-a-case-report
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Ruba Haji Ali, Mohamad Khalife, Ghina El Nounou, Ruba Zuhri Yafi, Hussein Nassar, Zeinab Aidibe, Randa Raad, Rania Abou Eid, Walid Faraj
INTRODUCTION: Malignant mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm of mesothelial cells arising most frequently in the pleura or peritoneum and less frequently in the liver. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of primary hepatic mesothelioma of 41year old woman. She had no history of asbestos exposure or cancer. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed 21cm intrahepatic mass in the right lobe with many cystic lesions and few small calcifications. Pathology showed a biphasic cellular pattern...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904203/daytime-changes-of-skin-biophysical-characteristics-a-study-of-hydration-transepidermal-water-loss-ph-sebum-elasticity-erythema-and-color-index-on-middle-eastern-skin
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Alireza Firooz, Hamed Zartab, Bardia Sadr, Leili Naraghi Bagherpour, Aidin Masoudi, Ferial Fanian, Yahya Dowlati, Amir Hooshang Ehsani, Aniseh Samadi
BACKGROUND: The exposure of skin to ultraviolet radiation and temperature differs significantly during the day. It is reasonable that biophysical parameters of human skin have periodic daily fluctuation. The objective of this study was to study the fluctuations of various biophysical characteristics of Middle Eastern skin in standardized experimental conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven biophysical parameters of skin including stratum corneum hydration, transepidermal water loss, pH, sebum, elasticity, skin color, and erythema index were measured at three time points (8 a...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903198/dosimetric-characterization-of-hypofractionated-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-of-large-or-complex-brain-tumors-versus-linear-accelerator-based-treatments
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Peng Dong, Angélica Pérez-Andújar, Dilini Pinnaduwage, Steve Braunstein, Philip Theodosopoulos, Michael McDermott, Penny Sneed, Lijun Ma
OBJECTIVE Noninvasive Gamma Knife (GK) platforms, such as the relocatable frame and on-board imaging, have enabled hypofractionated GK radiosurgery of large or complex brain lesions. This study aimed to characterize the dosimetric quality of such treatments against linear accelerator-based delivery systems that include the CyberKnife (CK) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). METHODS Ten patients treated with VMAT at the authors' institution for large brain tumors (> 3 cm in maximum diameter) were selected for the study...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
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