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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933078/citrus-leprosis-virus-c-infection-results-in-hypersensitive-like-response-suppression-of-the-ja-et-plant-defense-pathway-and-promotion-of-the-colonization-of-its-mite-vector
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Gabriella D Arena, Pedro L Ramos-González, Maria A Nunes, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves, Luis E A Camargo, Elliot W Kitajima, Marcos A Machado, Juliana Freitas-Astúa
Leprosis is a serious disease of citrus caused by Citrus leprosis virus C (CiLV-C, genus Cilevirus) whose transmission is mediated by false spider mites of the genus Brevipalpus. CiLV-C infection does not systemically spread in any of its known host plants, thus remaining restricted to local lesions around the feeding sites of viruliferous mites. To get insight into this unusual pathosystem, we evaluated the expression profiles of genes involved in defense mechanisms of Arabidopsis thaliana and Citrus sinensis upon infestation with non-viruliferous and viruliferous mites by using reverse-transcription qPCR...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932882/sustained-release-liquisolid-compact-tablets-containing-artemether-lumefantrine-as-alternate-day-regimen-for-malaria-treatment-to-improve-patient-compliance
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Petra Obioma Nnamani, Agatha Adaora Ugwu, Emmanuel Chinedu Ibezim, Franklin Chimaobi Kenechukwu, Paul Achile Akpa, John-Dike Nwabueze Ogbonna, Nicholas Chinedu Obitte, Amelia Ngozi Odo, Maike Windbergs, Claus-Michael Lehr, Anthony Amaechi Attama
The present study aimed to develop low-dose liquisolid tablets of two antimalarial drugs artemether-lumefantrine (AL) from a nanostructured lipid carrier (NLC) of lumefantrine (LUM) and estimate the potential of AL as an oral delivery system in malariogenic Wistar mice. LUM-NLCs were prepared by hot homogenization using Precirol(®) ATO 5/Transcutol(®) HP and tallow fat/Transcutol(®) HP optimized systems containing 3:1 ratios of the lipids, respectively, as the matrices. LUM-NLC characteristics, including morphology, particle size, zeta potential, encapsulation efficiency, yield, pH-dependent stability, and interaction studies, were investigated...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931901/auditory-false-perception-in-schizophrenia-development-and-validation-of-auditory-signal-detection-task
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Harleen Chhabra, Selvaraj Sowmya, Vanteemar S Sreeraj, Sunil V Kalmady, Venkataram Shivakumar, Anekal C Amaresha, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Auditory hallucinations constitute an important symptom component in 70-80% of schizophrenia patients. These hallucinations are proposed to occur due to an imbalance between perceptual expectation and external input, resulting in attachment of meaning to abstract noises; signal detection theory has been proposed to explain these phenomena. In this study, we describe the development of an auditory signal detection task using a carefully chosen set of English words that could be tested successfully in schizophrenia patients coming from varying linguistic, cultural and social backgrounds...
December 2016: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931237/a-piperazidine-derivative-of-23-hydroxy-betulinic-acid-induces-a-mitochondria-derived-ros-burst-to-trigger-apoptotic-cell-death-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Nan Yao, Ying-Jie Li, Yu-He Lei, Nan Hu, Wei-Min Chen, Zhe Yao, Miao Yu, Jun-Shan Liu, Wen-Cai Ye, Dong-Mei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Elevated production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and an altered redox state have frequently been observed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); therefore, selective killing of HCC cells by chemotherapeutic agents that stimulate ROS generation or impair antioxidant systems may be a feasible approach in HCC chemotherapy. Recently, betulinic acid and its derivatives have attracted attention because they showed anti-cancer effects via a ROS- and mitochondria-related mechanism...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928960/research-advances-in-molecular-modeling-in-cyclodextrins
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Qianqian Zhao, Weixiang Zhang, Runmiao Wang, Yitao Wang, Defang Ouyang
BACKGROUND: Cyclodextrins (CDs), as one type of the novel pharmaceutical excipients, have been widely used in drug delivery and pharmaceutical industry. Over the past decades, a large amount of molecular modeling studies in CDs were reported for profound understanding of structural, dynamic and energetic features of CDs systems. Thus, this review is focused on qualitative and quantitative analysis of research outputs on molecular modeling in CDs. METHODS: The original data were collected from Web of Science and analyzed by scientific knowledge mapping tools, including Citespace, Science of Science, VOSviewer, GPSvisualizer and Gephi software...
December 8, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928647/triple-drug-combination-of-zidovudine-efavirenz-and-lamivudine-loaded-lactoferrin-nanoparticles-an-effective-nano-first-line-regimen-for-hiv-therapy
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Prashant Kumar, Yeruva Samrajya Lakshmi, Anand K Kondapi
PURPOSE: To enhance efficacy, bioavailability and reduce toxicity of first-line highly active anti-retroviral regimen, zidovudine + efavirenz + lamivudine loaded lactoferrin nanoparticles were prepared (FLART-NP) and characterized for physicochemical properties, bioactivity and pharmacokinetic profile. METHODS: Nanoparticles were prepared using sol-oil protocol and characterized using different sources such as FE-SEM, AFM, NanoSight, and FT-IR. In-vitro and in-vivo studies have been done to access the encapsulation-efficiency, cellular localization, release kinetics, safety analysis, biodistribution and pharmacokinetics...
December 7, 2016: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927961/nasal-respiration-entrains-human-limbic-oscillations-and-modulates-cognitive-function
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Christina Zelano, Heidi Jiang, Guangyu Zhou, Nikita Arora, Stephan Schuele, Joshua Rosenow, Jay A Gottfried
: The need to breathe links the mammalian olfactory system inextricably to the respiratory rhythms that draw air through the nose. In rodents and other small animals, slow oscillations of local field potential activity are driven at the rate of breathing (∼2-12 Hz) in olfactory bulb and cortex, and faster oscillatory bursts are coupled to specific phases of the respiratory cycle. These dynamic rhythms are thought to regulate cortical excitability and coordinate network interactions, helping to shape olfactory coding, memory, and behavior...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927068/beetroot-beta-vulgaris-rescues-mice-from-%C3%AE-ray-irradiation-by-accelerating-hematopoiesis-and-curtailing-immunosuppression
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Jinhee Cho, So Jin Bing, Areum Kim, Nam Ho Lee, Sang-Hee Byeon, Gi-Ok Kim, Youngheun Jee
CONTEXT: Beetroot [Beta vulgaris Linné (Chenopodiaceae)], a vegetable usually consumed as a food or a medicinal plant in Europe, has been reported to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Since the lymphohematopoietic system is the most sensitive tissue to ionizing radiation, protecting it from radiation damage is one of the best ways to decrease detrimental effects from radiation exposure. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated the radio-protective effects of beetroot in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and progenitor cells...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925684/ecological-diversification-associated-with-the-benthic-to-pelagic-transition-by-north-american-minnows
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Edward D Burress, Jordan M Holcomb, Milton Tan, Jonathan W Armbruster
Ecological opportunity is often regarded as a key factor that explains why diversity is unevenly distributed across life. Colonization of novel environments or adaptive zones may promote diversification. North American minnows exhibit an ancestral benthic to pelagic habitat shift that coincided with a burst in diversification. Here, we evaluate the phenotypic and ecological implications of this habitat shift by assessing craniofacial and dietary traits among 34 species and testing for morphology-diet covariation, convergence, and adaptive optima...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925199/dopamine-dependent-effects-on-basal-and-glutamate-stimulated-network-dynamics-in-cultured-hippocampal-neurons
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Yan Li, Xin Chen, Rhonda Dzakpasu, Katherine Conant
Oscillatory activity occurs in cortical and hippocampal networks with specific frequency ranges thought to be critical to working memory, attention, differentiation of neuronal precursors, and memory trace replay. Synchronized activity within relatively large neuronal populations is influenced by firing and bursting frequency within individual cells, and the latter is modulated by changes in intrinsic membrane excitability and synaptic transmission. Published work suggests that dopamine (DA), a potent modulator of learning and memory, acts on dopamine receptor 1-like dopamine receptors (D1Rs) to influence the phosphorylation and trafficking of glutamate receptor subunits, along with long-term potentiation (LTP) of excitatory synaptic transmission in striatum and prefrontal cortex...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924870/transcriptional-bursting-is-intrinsically-caused-by-interplay-between-rna-polymerases-on-dna
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Keisuke Fujita, Mitsuhiro Iwaki, Toshio Yanagida
Cell-to-cell variability plays a critical role in cellular responses and decision-making in a population, and transcriptional bursting has been broadly studied by experimental and theoretical approaches as the potential source of cell-to-cell variability. Although molecular mechanisms of transcriptional bursting have been proposed, there is little consensus. An unsolved key question is whether transcriptional bursting is intertwined with many transcriptional regulatory factors or is an intrinsic characteristic of RNA polymerase on DNA...
December 7, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923431/using-oscillating-sounds-to-manipulate-sleep-spindles
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James W Antony, Ken A Paller
STUDY OBJECTIVES: EEG oscillations known as sleep spindles have been linked with various aspects of cognition, but the specific functions they signal remain controversial. Two types of EEG sleep spindle have been distinguished: slow spindles at 11-13.5 Hz and fast spindles at 13.5-16 Hz. Slow spindles exhibit a frontal scalp topography, whereas fast spindles exhibit a posterior scalp topography and have been preferentially linked with memory consolidation during sleep. To advance understanding beyond that provided from correlative studies of spindles, we aimed to develop a new method to systematically manipulate spindles...
November 28, 2016: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923380/quality-evaluation-of-commercially-available-male-condoms-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-2009-2011
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Janete Teixeira Duarte, Antonio Eugenio C C de Almeida, Shirley de Mello Pereira Abrantes
BACKGROUND: The increased incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Brazil represents a significant public health issue. This issue has raised awareness among health authorities regarding the quality of condoms. In Brazil, male condoms need to be certified. The certification process evaluates in detail the manufacturing and quality of the final product; however, post-market surveillance is not part of the normal certification practice. METHODS: From 2009 to 2011, we evaluated 20 male condoms brands per lot of 8 manufactures-both domestic and imported-marketed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
December 7, 2016: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923187/sleep-eeg-patterns-in-infants-with-congenital-zika-virus-syndrome
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Maria Durce Costa Gomes Carvalho, Demócrito de Barros Miranda-Filho, Vanessa van der Linden, Paula Fabiana Sobral, Regina Coeli Ferreira Ramos, Maria Ângela Wanderley Rocha, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Sarah Pinheiro de Alencar, Magda Lahorgue Nunes
OBJECTIVES: To describe sleep EEG patterns of neonates, and infants with microcephaly due to congenital Zika virus (ZikV) syndrome. METHODS: A descriptive case series of EEGs performed in a cohort of neonates with microcephaly monitored from October 2015 to February 2016 at a University Hospital in Northeast Brazil. Infants were investigated following an established protocol that includes EEG, neuroimaging studies, PCR and specific antibodies for ZikV detection...
November 14, 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922904/utilization-of-quantitative-eeg-trends-for-critical-care-continuous-eeg-monitoring-a-survey-of-neurophysiologists
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Christa B Swisher, Saurabh R Sinha
PURPOSE: Quantitative EEG (QEEG) can be used to assist with review of large amounts of data generated by critical care continuous EEG monitoring. This study aimed to identify current practices regarding the use of QEEG in critical care continuous EEG monitoring of critical care patients. METHODS: An online survey was sent to 796 members of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS), instructing only neurophysiologists to participate. RESULTS: The survey was completed by 75 neurophysiologists that use QEEG in their practice...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921066/review-of-imaging-network-activities-in-developing-rodent-cerebral-cortex-in-vivo
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REVIEW
Heiko J Luhmann
The combination of voltage-sensitive dye imaging (VSDI) with multielectrode array (MEA) recordings in the rodent cerebral cortex in vivo allows the simultaneous analysis of large-scale network interactions and electrophysiological single-unit recordings. Using this approach, distinct patterns of spontaneous and sensory-evoked activity can be recorded in the primary somatosensory (S1) and motor cortex (M1) of newborn rats. Already at the day of birth, gamma oscillations and spindle bursts in the barrel cortex synchronize the activity of a local columnar ensemble, thereby generating an early topographic representation of the sensory periphery...
July 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920231/bayesian-morphological-clock-methods-resurrect-placoderm-monophyly-and-reveal-rapid-early-evolution-in-jawed-vertebrates
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Benedict King, Tuo Qiao, Michael S Y Lee, Min Zhu, John A Long
The phylogeny of early gnathostomes provides an important framework for understanding one of the most significant evolutionary events, the origin and diversification of jawed vertebrates. A series of recent cladistic analyses have suggested that the placoderms, an extinct group of armoured fish, form a paraphyletic group basal to all other jawed vertebrates. We revised and expanded this morphological data set, most notably by sampling autapomorphies in a similar way to parsimony-informative traits, thus ensuring this data (unlike most existing morphological data sets) satisfied an important assumption of Bayesian tip-dated morphological clock approaches...
December 5, 2016: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919757/dietary-administration-of-bacillus-subtilis-hainup40-enhances-growth-digestive-enzyme-activities-innate-immune-responses-and-disease-resistance-of-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#18
Haitian Liu, Shifeng Wang, Yan Cai, Xiaohui Guo, Zhenjie Cao, Yongzheng Zhang, Shubin Liu, Wei Yuan, Weiwei Zhu, Yu Zheng, Zhenyu Xie, Weiliang Guo, Yongcan Zhou
The probiotic properties of Bacillus subtilis HAINUP40 isolated from the aquatic environment, and the effects of dietary administration of B. subtilis HAINUP40 on the growth performance, intestinal probiotic recovery, digestive enzyme activities, innate immunity and disease resistance of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) were evaluated. The probiotic properties investigated include tolerance to simulated gastrointestinal stress, auto-aggregation, cell surface hydrophobicity and extracellular enzyme production...
December 2, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919294/heantos-4-a-natural-plant-extract-used-in-the-treatment-of-drug-addiction-modulates-t-type-calcium-channels-and-thalamocortical-burst-firing
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Stuart M Cain, Soyon Ahn, Esperanza Garcia, Yiming Zhang, Zeina Waheed, John R Tyson, Yi Yang, Tran Van Sung, Anthony G Phillips, Terrance P Snutch
Heantos-4 is a refined combination of plant extracts currently approved to treat opiate addiction in Vietnam. In addition to its beneficial effects on withdrawal and prevention of relapse, reports of sedation during clinical treatment suggest that arousal networks in the brain may be recruited during Heantos administration. T-type calcium channels are implicated in the generation of sleep rhythms and in this study we examined whether a Heantos-4 extraction modulates T-type calcium channel currents generated by the Cav3...
December 5, 2016: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919115/febrile-infection-related-epilepsy-syndrome-clinical-review-and-hypotheses-of-epileptogenesis
#20
Andreas van Baalen, Annamaria Vezzani, Martin Häusler, Gerhard Kluger
Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES, AERRPS, or DESC) is one of the most severe, mostly irreversible, and presumably immune-mediated epileptic encephalopathies affecting healthy children. Refractory status epilepticus or a cluster of seizures start a few days after the onset of an acute febrile illness; however, encephalitis cannot be proved. Sequelae of FIRES are drug-resistant epilepsy and neuropsychological impairments occurring without latency. Clinical knowledge is limited because FIRES is sporadic and extremely rare...
December 5, 2016: Neuropediatrics
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