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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165653/transgenerational-effects-of-bisphenol-a-on-gene-expression-and-dna-methylation-of-imprinted-genes-in-brain
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Zuzana Drobná, Anne D Henriksen, Jennifer T Wolstenholme, Catalina Montiel, Philip S Lambeth, Stephen Shang, Erin P Harris, Changqing Zhou, Jodi A Flaws, Mazhar Adli, Emilie F Rissman
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a ubiquitous man-made endocrine disrupting compound (EDC). Developmental exposure to BPA changes behavioral and reproductive phenotypes and these effects can last for generations. We exposed embryos to BPA producing two lineages: controls and BPA-exposed. In the third generation (F3), brain tissues containing the preoptic area, the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, and the anterior hypothalamus were collected. RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) and subsequent data analyses revealed 50 differentially regulated genes in the brains of F3 juveniles from BPA- versus control-lineages...
November 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165614/long-term-health-in-recipients-of-transplanted-in-vitro-propagated-spermatogonial-stem-cells
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Callista L Mulder, Lisa A E Catsburg, Yi Zheng, Cindy M de Winter-Korver, Saskia K M van Daalen, Madelon van Wely, Steven Pals, Sjoerd Repping, Ans M M van Pelt
STUDY QUESTION: Is testicular transplantation of in vitro propagated spermatogonial stem cells associated with increased cancer incidence and decreased survival rates in recipient mice? SUMMARY ANSWER: Cancer incidence was not increased and long-term survival rate was not altered after transplantation of in vitro propagated murine spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in busulfan-treated recipients as compared to non-transplanted busulfan-treated controls. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Spermatogonial stem cell autotransplantation (SSCT) is a promising experimental reproductive technique currently under development to restore fertility in male childhood cancer survivors...
November 18, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164456/the-effect-of-animal-grazing-on-vegetation-and-soil-and-element-cycling-in-nature
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Krzysztof Głowacz, Roman Niżnikowski
Appropriate level of bio-components in blood plasma of animals is associated with their concentration in soil and in green fodder. Cycling of elements in nature and their adequate level in animal organisms result in proper functioning of an organism as a whole (Khan et al. 68:279-284, 2007). Therefore, it is important to analyse soil and green fodder for these components. If some deficits are found, it is important to supplement components responsible for e.g. proper growth and development of a young organism, proper reproduction and, consequently, good quality of obtained product, which may affect human health (Minzanova et al...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163780/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-activation-in-hpv-positive-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-lines
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Jennifer Knuth, Shachi J Sharma, Nora Würdemann, Claudia Holler, Boyan K Garvalov, Till Acker, Claus Wittekindt, Steffen Wagner, Jens P Klussmann
Purpose: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a causative agent for a rising number of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC), which are characterized by distinct tumor biology. Hypoxia inducible-factor (HIF) signaling influences initiation and progression of carcinogenesis and HPV oncoproteins have evolved to highjack cellular pathways for viral reproduction. Therefore, we investigated whether HPV activates HIF-1α expression in HNSCC. Experimental Technique: HPV-positive and -negative HNSCC cells were examined for adaptive responses to hypoxia...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163484/tracking-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-infection-in-the-humanized-drag-mouse-model
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Jiae Kim, Kristina K Peachman, Ousman Jobe, Elaine B Morrison, Atef Allam, Linda Jagodzinski, Sofia A Casares, Mangala Rao
Humanized mice are emerging as an alternative model system to well-established non-human primate (NHP) models for studying human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 biology and pathogenesis. Although both NHP and humanized mice have their own strengths and could never truly reflect the complex human immune system and biology, there are several advantages of using the humanized mice in terms of using primary HIV-1 for infection instead of simian immunodeficiency virus or chimera simian/HIV. Several different types of humanized mice have been developed with varying levels of reconstitution of human CD45(+) cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162694/an-endogenous-retroviral-envelope-syncytin-and-its-cognate-receptor-identified-in-the-viviparous-placental-mabuya-lizard
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Guillaume Cornelis, Mathis Funk, Cécile Vernochet, Francisca Leal, Oscar Alejandro Tarazona, Guillaume Meurice, Odile Heidmann, Anne Dupressoir, Aurélien Miralles, Martha Patricia Ramirez-Pinilla, Thierry Heidmann
Syncytins are envelope genes from endogenous retroviruses that have been captured during evolution for a function in placentation. They have been found in all placental mammals in which they have been searched, including marsupials. Placental structures are not restricted to mammals but also emerged in some other vertebrates, most frequently in lizards, such as the viviparous Mabuya Scincidae. Here, we performed high-throughput RNA sequencing of a Mabuya placenta transcriptome and screened for the presence of retroviral env genes with a full-length ORF...
November 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162648/biological-age-of-the-endometrium-using-dna-methylation
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Mia S Olesen, Anna Starnawska, Jonas Bybjerg-Grauholm, Alexandra P Bielfeld, Inge E Agerholm, Axel Forman, Michael T Overgaard, Mette Nyegaard
Age has a detrimental effect on reproduction and as an increasing number of women postpone motherhood, it is imperative to assess biological age in terms of fertility prognosis and optimizing fertility treatment individually. Horvath's epigenetic clock is a mathematical algorithm that calculates the biological age of human cells, tissues or organs based on DNA methylation levels. The clock however, was previously shown to be highly inaccurate for the human endometrium, most likely because of the hormonal responsive nature of this tissue...
November 21, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162533/derivation-of-an-oral-reference-dose-rfd-for-di-2-ethylhexyl-cyclohexan-1-4-dicarboxylate-dehch-an-alternative-to-phthalate-plasticizers
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Brian J Hughes, Kevin Cox, Virunya Bhat
Di 2-ethylhexyl cyclohexane-1,4-dicarboxylate (DEHCH, CAS 84731-70-4) is an ester of polycarboxylic acid assessed in a wide variety of ecotoxicological and mammalian toxicity assays as a substitute for phthalate ester-type plasticizers. Laboratory animal data indicate that DEHCH has a low acute oral and dermal toxicity, is non-irritating to the skin and eyes, and is a non-sensitizer. In an OECD 422 combined repeat dose toxicity study with a reproductive/developmental toxicity screening test in Sprague-Dawley rats, minimal effects were observed on the liver, spleen, and thyroid...
November 18, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162117/community-based-intervention-to-prevent-domestic-violence-against-women-in-the-reproductive-age-in-northwestern-ethiopia-a-protocol-for-quasi-experimental-study
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Agumasie Semahegn, Kwasi Torpey, Abubakar Manu, Nega Assefa, Augustine Ankomah
BACKGROUND: Violence against women is a well understood devastating global pandemic, and human right violation. One in three women experienced intimate partner violence worldwide. In Ethiopia, the level of domestic violence against women is one of the highest in the world. However, Ethiopia is signatory for various conventions and incorporated in legal frameworks. Nevertheless, effective implementation of the existing policy documents, and engaging different stakeholders is very limited...
November 21, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161877/modeling-and-analyzing-the-transmission-dynamics-of-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Lan Zou, Jing Chen, Shigui Ruan
In this paper, we develop a mathematical model to study the transmission dynamics of visceral leishmaniasis. Three populations: dogs, sandflies and humans, are considered in the model. Based on recent studies, we include vertical transmission of dogs in the spread of the disease. We also investigate the impact of asymptomatic humans and dogs as secondary reservoirs of the parasites. The basic reproduction number and sensitivity analysis show that the control of dog-sandfly transmission is more important for the elimination of the disease...
October 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161869/dynamical-behaviors-of-an-echinococcosis-epidemic-model-with-distributed-delays
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Kai Wang, Zhidong Teng, Xueliang Zhang
In this paper, a novel spreading dynamical model for Echinococcosis with distributed time delays is proposed. For the model, we firstly give the basic reproduction number R0 and the existence of a unique endemic equilibrium when R0>1. Furthermore, we analyze the dynamical behaviors of the model. The results show that the dynamical properties of the model is completely determined by R0. That is, if R0< 1, the disease-free equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable, and if R0>1, the model is permanent and the endemic equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable...
October 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161862/modeling-co-infection-of-ixodes-tick-borne-pathogens
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Yijun Lou, Li Liu, Daozhou Gao
Ticks, including the Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes scapularis hard tick species, are regarded as the most common arthropod vectors of both human and animal diseases in Europe and the United States capable of transmitting a large number of bacteria, viruses and parasites. Since ticks in larval and nymphal stages share the same host community which can harbor multiple pathogens, they may be co-infected with two or more pathogens, with a subsequent high likelihood of co-transmission to humans or animals. This paper is devoted to the modeling of co-infection of tick-borne pathogens, with special focus on the co-infection of Borrelia burgdorferi (agent of Lyme disease) and Babesia microti (agent of human babesiosis)...
October 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161861/a-mathematical-model-for-the-seasonal-transmission-of-schistosomiasis-in-the-lake-and-marshland-regions-of-china
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Yingke Li, Zhidong Teng, Shigui Ruan, Mingtao Li, Xiaomei Feng
Schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease caused by \textit{ Schistosoma Japonicum}, is still one of the most serious parasitic diseases in China and remains endemic in seven provinces, including Hubei, Anhui, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, and Yunnan. The monthly data of human schistosomiasis cases in Hubei, Hunan, and Anhui provinces (lake and marshland regions) released by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) display a periodic pattern with more cases in late summer and early autumn...
October 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161854/an-sir-epidemic-model-with-vaccination-in-a-patchy-environment
#14
Qianqian Cui, Zhipeng Qiu, Ling Ding
In this paper, an SIR patch model with vaccination is formulated to investigate the effect of vaccination coverage and the impact of human mobility on the spread of diseases among patches. The control reproduction number Rv is derived. It shows that the disease-free equilibrium is unique and is globally asymptotically stable if Rv< 1, and unstable if Rv>1. The sufficient condition for the local stability of boundary equilibria and the existence of equilibria are obtained for the case n=2. Numerical simulations indicate that vaccines can control and prevent the outbreak of infectious in all patches while migration may magnify the outbreak size in one patch and shrink the outbreak size in other patch...
October 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161853/effects-of-isolation-and-slaughter-strategies-in-different-species-on-emerging-zoonoses
#15
Jing-An Cui, Fangyuan Chen
Zoonosis is the kind of infectious disease transmitting among different species by zoonotic pathogens. Different species play different roles in zoonoses. In this paper, we established a basic model to describe the zoonotic pathogen transmission from wildlife, to domestic animals, to humans. Then we put three strategies into the basic model to control the emerging zoonoses. Three strategies are corresponding to control measures of isolation, slaughter or similar in wildlife, domestic animals and humans respectively...
October 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161826/modeling-ebola-virus-disease-transmissions-with-reservoir-in-a-complex-virus-life-ecology
#16
Tsanou Berge, Samuel Bowong, Jean Lubuma, Martin Luther Mann Manyombe
We propose a new deterministic mathematical model for the transmission dynamics of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a complex Ebola virus life ecology. Our model captures as much as possible the features and patterns of the disease evolution as a three cycle transmission process in the two ways below. Firstly it involves the synergy between the epizootic phase (during which the disease circulates periodically amongst non-human primates populations and decimates them), the enzootic phase (during which the disease always remains in fruit bats population) and the epidemic phase (during which the EVD threatens and decimates human populations)...
February 1, 2018: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161658/reproductive-performance-of-lactating-dairy-cows-after-inducing-ovulation-using-hcg-in-a-five-day-progesterone-based-fixed-time-ai-protocol
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I Garcia-Ispierto, F De Rensis, X Casas, F Caballero, R Mur-Novales, F López-Gatius
This study compares the effects of inducing ovulation using human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) or gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) at the end of a 5-day progesterone(P4)-based protocol for fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) in lactating dairy cows on ovarian dynamics and fertility. A P4 intravaginal device (PRID) was fitted for five days and GnRH administered upon PRID insertion and a double dose (24 h apart) of prostaglandin F2α upon PRID removal. Cows received either GnRH (GnRH group; n = 98), 1000 IU hCG (hCG-1 group; n = 97), or 3000 IU hCG (hCG-2 group; n = 104) 36 h after PRID removal and were inseminated 50-56 h after PRID removal...
November 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161657/effects-of-local-lipopolysaccharide-administration-on-the-expression-of-toll-like-receptor-4-and-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-uterus-and-oviduct-of-rabbit-does
#18
Laura Menchetti, Olimpia Barbato, Iulia Elena Filipescu, Giovanna Traina, Leonardo Leonardi, Angela Polisca, Alessandro Troisi, Gabriella Guelfi, Federica Piro, Gabriele Brecchia
Inflammation of the uterus and oviduct is associated with reduced reproductive performance in humans and domestic animals. Toll-like receptors are expressed in various immune and non-immune cells and play a crucial role in innate immunity. Toll-like receptor - 4 (TLR4) can detect lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Gram-negative bacteria leading to the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, antimicrobial peptides and other inflammatory mediators. To investigate the effects of a local inflammation on the expression levels of TLR4 and pro-inflammatory cytokines, 12 female rabbits received an intracervical infusion with either saline solution endotoxin-free (carrier, 2 mL; n = 6) or LPS (500 μg diluted in 2 mL of saline solution; n = 6)...
November 5, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160594/leptin-action-in-normal-and-pathological-pregnancies
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Antonio Pérez-Pérez, Ayelén Toro, Teresa Vilariño-García, Julieta Maymó, Pilar Guadix, José L Dueñas, Manuel Fernández-Sánchez, Cecilia Varone, Víctor Sánchez-Margalet
Leptin is now considered an important signalling molecule of the reproductive system, as it regulates the production of gonadotrophins, the blastocyst formation and implantation, the normal placentation, as well as the foeto-placental communication. Leptin is a peptide hormone secreted mainly by adipose tissue, and the placenta is the second leptin-producing tissue in humans. Placental leptin is an important cytokine which regulates placental functions in an autocrine or paracrine manner. Leptin seems to play a crucial role during the first stages of pregnancy as it modulates critical processes such as proliferation, protein synthesis, invasion and apoptosis in placental cells...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160433/individual-and-contextual-level-factors-associated-with-client-initiated-hiv-testing
#20
Claudia Renata Dos Santos Barros, Eliana Miura Zucchi, Lilia Blima Schraiber, Ivan França
BACKGROUND: Knowing the reasons for seeking HIV testing is central for HIV prevention. Despite the availability of free HIV counseling and testing in Brazil, coverage remains lacking. METHODS: Survey of 4,760 respondents from urban areas was analyzed. Individual-level variables included sociodemographic characteristics; sexual and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS treatment knowledge and beliefs; being personally acquainted with a person with HIV/AIDS; and holding discriminatory ideas about people living with HIV...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
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