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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526426/the-effects-of-troglitazone-on-ampk-in-hepg2-cells
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Katherine M Allen, Kimberly A Coughlan, Fabliha N Mahmood, Rudy J Valentine, Neil B Ruderman, Asish K Saha
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an enzyme crucial in cellular metabolism found to be inhibited in many metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes. Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are a class of anti-diabetic drug known to activate AMPK through increased phosphorylation at Thr(172), however there has been no research to date on whether they have any effect on inhibition of AMPK's lesser known site of inhibition, Ser(485/491). HepG2 cells were treated with troglitazone and phosphorylation of AMPK was found to increase at both Thr(172) and Ser(485) in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
May 16, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526206/transient-ischemic-attacks-no-atrial-septal-defect-and-sinus-rhythm
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Kimberly Hollander, Eitezaz Mahmood, Feroze Mahmood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523927/retinoid-bms411-4-5-5-dimethyl-8-phenyl-5-6-dihydronaphthalen-2-yl-carbonyl-amino-benzoic-acid-a-potential-inhibitor-of-ns5a-protein-of-hepatitis-c-virus-a-candidate-for-combined-therapy-of-hepatitis-c-infection
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S Ibrahim, M J Asad, R T Mahmood, F H Wattoo, S Akhter, D Shahwar
Hepatitis C infection is a serious health issue worldwide caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). There is an urgent need of search for new direct acting antiviral drugs due to the rapid development of drug resistance. The HCV NS5A protein is involved in creating resistance against antiviral therapy and there are also many reports that vitamin A deficiency is associated with non-responsiveness to antiviral treatment in HCV infected patients. So the present in silico study was aimed to find the relation between vitamin A deficiency and the NS5A protein's function in antiviral resistance...
2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523906/facile-synthesis-of-three-dimensional-sandwiched-mno2-gcs-mno2-hybrid-nanostructured-electrode-for-electrochemical-capacitors
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Xian Jian, Shiyu Liu, Yuqi Gao, Wanli Zhang, Weidong He, Asif Mahmood, Chandrasekar M Subramaniyam, Xiaolin Wang, Nasir Mahmood, Shixue Dou
Designable control over morphology and structure of active materials is highly-desirable for achieving high-performance devices. Here, we develop a facile microwave assisted synthesis to decorate MnO2 nanocrystals on three dimensional (3D) graphite-like capsules (GCs) for obtaining sandwich nanostructures (3D MnO2@GCs@MnO2) as electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors (ECs). A templated growth of 3D GCs is carried out via catalytic chemical vapour deposition (CCVD) and MnO2 is decorated on exterior and interior surfaces of GC walls through microwave irradiation to build engineered architecture with robust structural and morphological stability...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523055/antibiotics-and-over-the-counter-medication-use-and-its-correlates-among-arab-pregnant-women-visiting-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Hafsa Raheel, Sulaiman Alsakran, Abdulkhaliq Alghamdi, Majed Ajarem, Salman Alsulami, Afzal Mahmood
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The use of over the counter medications (OTCMs) is a common practice globally. OTCMs are of special concern among pregnant women as they pose risk to the mother and fetus. The objective was to assess the use of OTCMs by pregnant woman, and factors associated with it. METHODS: A cross-sectional study, using a structured self-administrated questionnaire was conducted at the obstetric and antenatal clinics at King Khalid University hospital, Riyadh...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522247/potential-of-multi-component-antigens-for-tuberculosis-diagnosis
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Sana Khurshid, Madeeha Afzal, Ruqqya Khalid, M Waheed Akhtar, Mahmood Husain Qazi
Tuberculosis is one of the top ten causes of deaths worldwide. The cause of tuberculosis is a bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which has been surviving for centuries. Immunological tests based on detecting the presence of antibodies in the sera of active TB patients against various antigens of M. tuberculosis are useful for diagnosis of TB and offer simple, rapid and cost effective methods most suitable for poor and developing countries. Several recombinant antigens have been reported so far with varying sensitivity individually, yet none had shown sensitivity higher enough to be used in a commercial test...
May 15, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521788/methanol-extract-of-dicranopteris-linearis-l-leaves-impedes-acetaminophen-induced-liver-intoxication-partly-by-enhancing-the-endogenous-antioxidant-system
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Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Farah Hidayah Kamisan, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Nur Diyana Mahmood, Fezah Othman, Siti Selina Abdul Hamid, Muhammad Nazrul Hakim Abdullah
BACKGROUND: The present study investigated the potential of methanolic extract of Dicranopteris linearis (MEDL) leaves to attenuate liver intoxication induced by acetaminophen (APAP) in rats. METHODS: A group of mice (n = 5) treated orally with a single dose (5000 mg/kg) of MEDL was first subjected to the acute toxicity study using the OECD 420 model. In the hepatoprotective study, six groups of rats (n = 6) were used and each received as follows: Group 1 (normal control; pretreated with 10% DMSO (extract's vehicle) followed by treatment with 10% DMSO (hepatotoxin's vehicle) (10% DMSO +10% DMSO)), Group 2 (hepatotoxic control; 10% DMSO +3 g/kg APAP (hepatotoxin)), Group 3 (positive control; 200 mg/kg silymarin +3 g/kg APAP), Group 4 (50 mg/kg MEDL +3 g/kg APAP), Group 5 (250 mg/kg MEDL +3 g/kg APAP) or Group 6 (500 mg/kg MEDL +3 g/kg APAP)...
May 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515667/measurement-of-azimuthal-correlations-of-d-mesons-with-charged-particles-in-pp-collisions-at-formula-see-text-%C3%A2-tev-and-p-pb-collisions-at-formula-see-text-%C3%A2-tev
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J Adam, D Adamová, M M Aggarwal, G Aglieri Rinella, M Agnello, N Agrawal, Z Ahammed, S Ahmad, S U Ahn, S Aiola, A Akindinov, S N Alam, D S D Albuquerque, D Aleksandrov, B Alessandro, D Alexandre, R Alfaro Molina, A Alici, A Alkin, J R M Almaraz, J Alme, T Alt, S Altinpinar, I Altsybeev, C Alves Garcia Prado, C Andrei, A Andronic, V Anguelov, T Antičić, F Antinori, P Antonioli, L Aphecetche, H Appelshäuser, S Arcelli, R Arnaldi, O W Arnold, I C Arsene, M Arslandok, B Audurier, A Augustinus, R Averbeck, M D Azmi, A Badalà, Y W Baek, S Bagnasco, R Bailhache, R Bala, S Balasubramanian, A Baldisseri, R C Baral, A M Barbano, R Barbera, F Barile, G G Barnaföldi, L S Barnby, V Barret, P Bartalini, K Barth, J Bartke, E Bartsch, M Basile, N Bastid, S Basu, B Bathen, G Batigne, A Batista Camejo, B Batyunya, P C Batzing, I G Bearden, H Beck, C Bedda, N K Behera, I Belikov, F Bellini, H Bello Martinez, R Bellwied, R Belmont, E Belmont-Moreno, L G E Beltran, V Belyaev, G Bencedi, S Beole, I Berceanu, A Bercuci, Y Berdnikov, D Berenyi, R A Bertens, D Berzano, L Betev, A Bhasin, I R Bhat, A K Bhati, B Bhattacharjee, J Bhom, L Bianchi, N Bianchi, C Bianchin, J Bielčík, J Bielčíková, A Bilandzic, G Biro, R Biswas, S Biswas, S Bjelogrlic, J T Blair, D Blau, C Blume, F Bock, A Bogdanov, H Bøggild, L Boldizsár, M Bombara, M Bonora, J Book, H Borel, A Borissov, M Borri, F Bossú, E Botta, C Bourjau, P Braun-Munzinger, M Bregant, T Breitner, T A Broker, T A Browning, M Broz, E J Brucken, E Bruna, G E Bruno, D Budnikov, H Buesching, S Bufalino, S A I Buitron, P Buncic, O Busch, Z Buthelezi, J B Butt, J T Buxton, J Cabala, D Caffarri, X Cai, H Caines, L Calero Diaz, A Caliva, E Calvo Villar, P Camerini, F Carena, W Carena, F Carnesecchi, J Castillo Castellanos, A J Castro, E A R Casula, C Ceballos Sanchez, J Cepila, P Cerello, J Cerkala, B Chang, S Chapeland, M Chartier, J L Charvet, S Chattopadhyay, S Chattopadhyay, A Chauvin, V Chelnokov, M Cherney, C Cheshkov, B Cheynis, V Chibante Barroso, D D Chinellato, S Cho, P Chochula, K Choi, M Chojnacki, S Choudhury, P Christakoglou, C H Christensen, P Christiansen, T Chujo, S U Chung, C Cicalo, L Cifarelli, F Cindolo, J Cleymans, F Colamaria, D Colella, A Collu, M Colocci, G Conesa Balbastre, Z Conesa Del Valle, M E Connors, J G Contreras, T M Cormier, Y Corrales Morales, I Cortés Maldonado, P Cortese, M R Cosentino, F Costa, J Crkovská, P Crochet, R Cruz Albino, E Cuautle, L Cunqueiro, T Dahms, A Dainese, M C Danisch, A Danu, D Das, I Das, S Das, A Dash, S Dash, S De, A De Caro, G de Cataldo, C de Conti, J de Cuveland, A De Falco, D De Gruttola, N De Marco, S De Pasquale, R D De Souza, A Deisting, A Deloff, E Dénes, C Deplano, P Dhankher, D Di Bari, A Di Mauro, P Di Nezza, B Di Ruzza, M A Diaz Corchero, T Dietel, P Dillenseger, R Divià, Ø Djuvsland, A Dobrin, D Domenicis Gimenez, B Dönigus, O Dordic, T Drozhzhova, A K Dubey, A Dubla, L Ducroux, P Dupieux, R J Ehlers, D Elia, E Endress, H Engel, E Epple, B Erazmus, I Erdemir, F Erhardt, B Espagnon, M Estienne, S Esumi, J Eum, D Evans, S Evdokimov, G Eyyubova, L Fabbietti, D Fabris, J Faivre, A Fantoni, M Fasel, L Feldkamp, A Feliciello, G Feofilov, J Ferencei, A Fernández Téllez, E G Ferreiro, A Ferretti, A Festanti, V J G Feuillard, J Figiel, M A S Figueredo, S Filchagin, D Finogeev, F M Fionda, E M Fiore, M G Fleck, M Floris, S Foertsch, P Foka, S Fokin, E Fragiacomo, A Francescon, A Francisco, U Frankenfeld, G G Fronze, U Fuchs, C Furget, A Furs, M Fusco Girard, J J Gaardhøje, M Gagliardi, A M Gago, K Gajdosova, M Gallio, C D Galvan, D R Gangadharan, P Ganoti, C Gao, C Garabatos, E Garcia-Solis, C Gargiulo, P Gasik, E F Gauger, M Germain, M Gheata, P Ghosh, S K Ghosh, P Gianotti, P Giubellino, P Giubilato, E Gladysz-Dziadus, P Glässel, D M Goméz Coral, A Gomez Ramirez, A S Gonzalez, V Gonzalez, P González-Zamora, S Gorbunov, L Görlich, S Gotovac, V Grabski, O A Grachov, L K Graczykowski, K L Graham, A Grelli, A Grigoras, C Grigoras, V Grigoriev, A Grigoryan, S Grigoryan, B Grinyov, N Grion, J M Gronefeld, J F Grosse-Oetringhaus, R Grosso, L Gruber, F Guber, R Guernane, B Guerzoni, K Gulbrandsen, T Gunji, A Gupta, R Gupta, R Haake, C Hadjidakis, M Haiduc, H Hamagaki, G Hamar, J C Hamon, J W Harris, A Harton, D Hatzifotiadou, S Hayashi, S T Heckel, E Hellbär, H Helstrup, A Herghelegiu, G Herrera Corral, B A Hess, K F Hetland, H Hillemanns, B Hippolyte, D Horak, R Hosokawa, P Hristov, C Hughes, T J Humanic, N Hussain, T Hussain, D Hutter, D S Hwang, R Ilkaev, M Inaba, E Incani, M Ippolitov, M Irfan, V Isakov, M Ivanov, V Ivanov, V Izucheev, B Jacak, N Jacazio, P M Jacobs, M B Jadhav, S Jadlovska, J Jadlovsky, C Jahnke, M J Jakubowska, M A Janik, P H S Y Jayarathna, C Jena, S Jena, R T Jimenez Bustamante, P G Jones, A Jusko, P Kalinak, A Kalweit, J H Kang, V Kaplin, S Kar, A Karasu Uysal, O Karavichev, T Karavicheva, L Karayan, E Karpechev, U Kebschull, R Keidel, D L D Keijdener, M Keil, M Mohisin Khan, P Khan, S A Khan, A Khanzadeev, Y Kharlov, B Kileng, D W Kim, D J Kim, D Kim, H Kim, J S Kim, J Kim, M Kim, M Kim, S Kim, T Kim, S Kirsch, I Kisel, S Kiselev, A Kisiel, G Kiss, J L Klay, C Klein, J Klein, C Klein-Bösing, S Klewin, A Kluge, M L Knichel, A G Knospe, C Kobdaj, M Kofarago, T Kollegger, A Kolojvari, V Kondratiev, N Kondratyeva, E Kondratyuk, A Konevskikh, M Kopcik, M Kour, C Kouzinopoulos, O Kovalenko, V Kovalenko, M Kowalski, G Koyithatta Meethaleveedu, I Králik, A Kravčáková, M Krivda, F Krizek, E Kryshen, M Krzewicki, A M Kubera, V Kučera, C Kuhn, P G Kuijer, A Kumar, J Kumar, L Kumar, S Kumar, P Kurashvili, A Kurepin, A B Kurepin, A Kuryakin, M J Kweon, Y Kwon, S L La Pointe, P La Rocca, P Ladron de Guevara, C Lagana Fernandes, I Lakomov, R Langoy, K Lapidus, C Lara, A Lardeux, A Lattuca, E Laudi, R Lea, L Leardini, S Lee, F Lehas, S Lehner, R C Lemmon, V Lenti, E Leogrande, I León Monzón, H León Vargas, M Leoncino, P Lévai, S Li, X Li, J Lien, R Lietava, S Lindal, V Lindenstruth, C Lippmann, M A Lisa, H M Ljunggren, D F Lodato, P I Loenne, V Loginov, C Loizides, X Lopez, E López Torres, A Lowe, P Luettig, M Lunardon, G Luparello, M Lupi, T H Lutz, A Maevskaya, M Mager, S Mahajan, S M Mahmood, A Maire, R D Majka, M Malaev, I Maldonado Cervantes, L Malinina, D Mal'Kevich, P Malzacher, A Mamonov, V Manko, F Manso, V Manzari, Y Mao, M Marchisone, J Mareš, G V Margagliotti, A Margotti, J Margutti, A Marín, C Markert, M Marquard, N A Martin, P Martinengo, M I Martínez, G Martínez García, M Martinez Pedreira, A Mas, S Masciocchi, M Masera, A Masoni, A Mastroserio, A Matyja, C Mayer, J Mazer, M A Mazzoni, D Mcdonald, F Meddi, Y Melikyan, A Menchaca-Rocha, E Meninno, J Mercado Pérez, M Meres, S Mhlanga, Y Miake, M M Mieskolainen, K Mikhaylov, L Milano, J Milosevic, A Mischke, A N Mishra, D Miśkowiec, J Mitra, C M Mitu, N Mohammadi, B Mohanty, L Molnar, L Montaño Zetina, E Montes, D A Moreira De Godoy, L A P Moreno, S Moretto, A Morreale, A Morsch, V Muccifora, E Mudnic, D Mühlheim, S Muhuri, M Mukherjee, J D Mulligan, M G Munhoz, K Münning, R H Munzer, H Murakami, S Murray, L Musa, J Musinsky, B Naik, R Nair, B K Nandi, R Nania, E Nappi, M U Naru, H Natal da Luz, C Nattrass, S R Navarro, K Nayak, R Nayak, T K Nayak, S Nazarenko, A Nedosekin, R A Negrao De Oliveira, L Nellen, F Ng, M Nicassio, M Niculescu, J Niedziela, B S Nielsen, S Nikolaev, S Nikulin, V Nikulin, F Noferini, P Nomokonov, G Nooren, J C C Noris, J Norman, A Nyanin, J Nystrand, H Oeschler, S Oh, S K Oh, A Ohlson, A Okatan, T Okubo, L Olah, J Oleniacz, A C Oliveira Da Silva, M H Oliver, J Onderwaater, C Oppedisano, R Orava, M Oravec, A Ortiz Velasquez, A Oskarsson, J Otwinowski, K Oyama, M Ozdemir, Y Pachmayer, D Pagano, P Pagano, G Paić, S K Pal, P Palni, J Pan, A K Pandey, V Papikyan, G S Pappalardo, P Pareek, J Park, W J Park, S Parmar, A Passfeld, V Paticchio, R N Patra, B Paul, H Pei, T Peitzmann, X Peng, H Pereira Da Costa, D Peresunko, E Perez Lezama, V Peskov, Y Pestov, V Petráček, V Petrov, M Petrovici, C Petta, S Piano, M Pikna, P Pillot, L O D L Pimentel, O Pinazza, L Pinsky, D B Piyarathna, M Płoskoń, M Planinic, J Pluta, S Pochybova, P L M Podesta-Lerma, M G Poghosyan, B Polichtchouk, N Poljak, W Poonsawat, A Pop, H Poppenborg, S Porteboeuf-Houssais, J Porter, J Pospisil, S K Prasad, R Preghenella, F Prino, C A Pruneau, I Pshenichnov, M Puccio, G Puddu, P Pujahari, V Punin, J Putschke, H Qvigstad, A Rachevski, S Raha, S Rajput, J Rak, A Rakotozafindrabe, L Ramello, F Rami, R Raniwala, S Raniwala, S S Räsänen, B T Rascanu, D Rathee, K F Read, K Redlich, R J Reed, A Rehman, P Reichelt, F Reidt, X Ren, R Renfordt, A R Reolon, A Reshetin, K Reygers, V Riabov, R A Ricci, T Richert, M Richter, P Riedler, W Riegler, F Riggi, C Ristea, E Rocco, M Rodríguez Cahuantzi, A Rodriguez Manso, K Røed, E Rogochaya, D Rohr, D Röhrich, F Ronchetti, L Ronflette, P Rosnet, A Rossi, F Roukoutakis, A Roy, C Roy, P Roy, A J Rubio Montero, R Rui, R Russo, E Ryabinkin, Y Ryabov, A Rybicki, S Saarinen, S Sadhu, S Sadovsky, K Šafařík, B Sahlmuller, P Sahoo, R Sahoo, S Sahoo, P K Sahu, J Saini, S Sakai, M A Saleh, J Salzwedel, S Sambyal, V Samsonov, L Šándor, A Sandoval, M Sano, D Sarkar, N Sarkar, P Sarma, E Scapparone, F Scarlassara, C Schiaua, R Schicker, C Schmidt, H R Schmidt, M Schmidt, S Schuchmann, J Schukraft, Y Schutz, K Schwarz, K Schweda, G Scioli, E Scomparin, R Scott, M Šefčík, J E Seger, Y Sekiguchi, D Sekihata, I Selyuzhenkov, K Senosi, S Senyukov, E Serradilla, A Sevcenco, A Shabanov, A Shabetai, O Shadura, R Shahoyan, A Shangaraev, A Sharma, M Sharma, M Sharma, N Sharma, A I Sheikh, K Shigaki, Q Shou, K Shtejer, Y Sibiriak, S Siddhanta, K M Sielewicz, T Siemiarczuk, D Silvermyr, C Silvestre, G Simatovic, G Simonetti, R Singaraju, R Singh, V Singhal, T Sinha, B Sitar, M Sitta, T B Skaali, M Slupecki, N Smirnov, R J M Snellings, T W Snellman, J Song, M Song, Z Song, F Soramel, S Sorensen, F Sozzi, E Spiriti, I Sputowska, M Spyropoulou-Stassinaki, J Stachel, I Stan, P Stankus, E Stenlund, G Steyn, J H Stiller, D Stocco, P Strmen, A A P Suaide, T Sugitate, C Suire, M Suleymanov, M Suljic, R Sultanov, M Šumbera, S Sumowidagdo, A Szabo, I Szarka, A Szczepankiewicz, M Szymanski, U Tabassam, J Takahashi, G J Tambave, N Tanaka, M Tarhini, M Tariq, M G Tarzila, A Tauro, G Tejeda Muñoz, A Telesca, K Terasaki, C Terrevoli, B Teyssier, J Thäder, D Thakur, D Thomas, R Tieulent, A Tikhonov, A R Timmins, A Toia, S Trogolo, G Trombetta, V Trubnikov, W H Trzaska, T Tsuji, A Tumkin, R Turrisi, T S Tveter, K Ullaland, A Uras, G L Usai, A Utrobicic, M Vala, L Valencia Palomo, S Vallero, J Van Der Maarel, J W Van Hoorne, M van Leeuwen, T Vanat, P Vande Vyvre, D Varga, A Vargas, M Vargyas, R Varma, M Vasileiou, A Vasiliev, A Vauthier, O Vázquez Doce, V Vechernin, A M Veen, A Velure, E Vercellin, S Vergara Limón, R Vernet, M Verweij, L Vickovic, J Viinikainen, Z Vilakazi, O Villalobos Baillie, A Villatoro Tello, A Vinogradov, L Vinogradov, T Virgili, V Vislavicius, Y P Viyogi, A Vodopyanov, M A Völkl, K Voloshin, S A Voloshin, G Volpe, B von Haller, I Vorobyev, D Vranic, J Vrláková, B Vulpescu, B Wagner, J Wagner, H Wang, M Wang, D Watanabe, Y Watanabe, M Weber, S G Weber, D F Weiser, J P Wessels, U Westerhoff, A M Whitehead, J Wiechula, J Wikne, G Wilk, J Wilkinson, G A Willems, M C S Williams, B Windelband, M Winn, S Yalcin, P Yang, S Yano, Z Yin, H Yokoyama, I-K Yoo, J H Yoon, V Yurchenko, A Zaborowska, V Zaccolo, A Zaman, C Zampolli, H J C Zanoli, S Zaporozhets, N Zardoshti, A Zarochentsev, P Závada, N Zaviyalov, H Zbroszczyk, I S Zgura, M Zhalov, H Zhang, X Zhang, Y Zhang, C Zhang, Z Zhang, C Zhao, N Zhigareva, D Zhou, Y Zhou, Z Zhou, H Zhu, J Zhu, A Zichichi, A Zimmermann, M B Zimmermann, G Zinovjev, M Zyzak
The azimuthal correlations of D mesons with charged particles were measured with the ALICE apparatus in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] and p-Pb collisions at [Formula: see text] at the Large Hadron Collider. [Formula: see text], [Formula: see text], and [Formula: see text] mesons and their charge conjugates with transverse momentum [Formula: see text] and rapidity in the nucleon-nucleon centre-of-mass system [Formula: see text] (pp collisions) and [Formula: see text] (p-Pb collisions) were correlated to charged particles with [Formula: see text]...
2017: European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515359/t-cell-progenitor-therapy-facilitated-thymopoiesis-depends-upon-thymic-input-and-continued-thymic-microenvironment-interaction
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Michelle J Smith, Dawn K Reichenbach, Sarah L Parker, Megan J Riddle, Jason Mitchell, Kevin C Osum, Mahmood Mohtashami, Heather E Stefanski, Brian T Fife, Avinash Bhandoola, Kristin A Hogquist, Georg A Holländer, Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, Jakub Tolar, Bruce R Blazar
Infusion of in vitro-derived T cell progenitor (proT) therapy with hematopoietic stem cell transplant aids the recovery of the thymus damaged by total body irradiation. To understand the interaction between proTs and the thymic microenvironment, WT mice were lethally irradiated and given T cell-deficient (Rag1-/-) marrow with WT in vitro-generated proTs, limiting mature T cell development to infused proTs. ProTs within the host thymus led to a significant increase in thymic epithelial cells (TECs) by day 21 after transplant, increasing actively cycling TECs...
May 18, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514664/lack-of-mttp-activity-in-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-hepatocytes-and-cardiomyocytes-abolishes-apob-secretion-and-increases-cell-stress
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Ying Liu, Donna M Conlon, Xin Bi, Katherine J Slovik, Jianting Shi, Hailey I Edelstein, John S Millar, Ali Javaheri, Marina Cuchel, Evanthia E Pashos, Jahangir Iqbal, M Mahmood Hussain, Robert A Hegele, Wenli Yang, Stephen A Duncan, Daniel J Rader, Edward E Morrisey
Abetalipoproteinemia (ABL) is an inherited disorder of lipoprotein metabolism resulting from mutations in microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTTP). In addition to expression in the liver and intestine, MTTP is expressed in cardiomyocytes, and cardiomyopathy has been reported in several ABL cases. Using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generated from an ABL patient homozygous for a missense mutation (MTTP(R46G)), we show that human hepatocytes and cardiomyocytes exhibit defects associated with ABL disease, including loss of apolipoprotein B (apoB) secretion and intracellular accumulation of lipids...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512714/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-pet-mri-to-pet-ct-acquired-fdg-brain-exams-for-seizure-focus-detection-a-prospective-study
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Michael J Paldino, Erica Yang, Jeremy Y Jones, Nadia Mahmood, Andrew Sher, Wei Zhang, Shireen Hayatghaibi, Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Victor Seghers
BACKGROUND: There is great interest in positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) as a clinical tool due to its capacity to provide diverse diagnostic information in a single exam. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this exam is to compare the diagnostic accuracy of PET/MR-acquired [F-18]2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) brain exams to that of PET/CT with respect to identifying seizure foci in children with localization-related epilepsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional Review Board approval and informed consent were obtained for this Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant, prospective study...
May 16, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512560/the-start-up-of-the-first-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-center-in-the-iraqi-kurdistan-a-capacity-building-cooperative-project-by-the-hiwa-cancer-hospital-sulaymaniyah-and-the-italian-agency-for-development-cooperation-an-innovative-approach
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Ignazio Majolino, Dosti Othman, Attilio Rovelli, Dastan Hassan, Luqman Rasool, Michele Vacca, Nigar Abdalrahman, Chra Abdullah, Zhalla Ahmed, Dlir Ali, Kosar Ali, Chiara Broggi, Cinzia Calabretta, Marta Canesi, Gloria Ciabatti, Claudia Del Fante, Elisabetta De Sapio, Giovanna Dore, Andrea Frigato, Marcela Gabriel, Francesco Ipsevich, Harem Kareem, Dana Karim, Rosa Leone, Tavan Mahmood, Annunziata Manna, Maria Speranza Massei, Andrea Mastria, Dereen Mohammed, Rebar Mohammed, Khoshnaw Najmaddin, Diana Noori, Angelo Ostuni, Angelo Palmas, Marco Possenti, Ali Qadir, Giorgio Real, Rebwar Shrif, Caterina Valdatta, Stefania Vasta, Marta Verna, Mariangela Vittori, Awder Yousif, Francesco Zallio, Alessandro Calisti, Sergio Quattrocchi, Corrado Girmenia
We describe the entire process leading to the start-up of a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation center at the Hiwa Cancer Hospital, in the city of Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Iraqi Region. This capacity building project was funded by the Italian Development Cooperation Agency and implemented with the support of the volunteer work of Italian professionals, either physicians, nurses, biologists and technicians. The intervention started in April 2016, was based exclusively on training and coaching on site, that represent a significant innovative approach, and led to a first autologous transplant in June 2016 and to the first allogeneic transplant in October...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512405/concomitant-b-hairy-cell-leukemia-and-mycosis-fungoides-in-an-elderly-man
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Eric Wong, Muhammad N Mahmood, Thomas G Salopek
The development of both a T- and B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder in one patient is an unlikely coincidence due to the low prevalence of each malignancy. We report a 65-year-old man with a previously documented history of B hairy cell leukemia, who presented with a new-onset acneiform eruption of his scalp, face, trunk, back, and extremities. Routine pathology of the skin lesions with immunohistochemical stains and molecular studies were consistent with a folliculotropic mycosis fungoides. B hairy cell leukemia and mycosis fungoides occurring in the same patient seems to be a rare phenomenon with only 5 cases reported in the literature...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512266/activating-mapk1-erk2-mutation-in-an-aggressive-case-of-disseminated-juvenile-xanthogranuloma
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Rikhia Chakraborty, Oliver A Hampton, Harshal Abhyankar, Daniel J Zinn, Amanda Grimes, Brooks Skull, Olive Eckstein, Nadia Mahmood, David A Wheeler, Dolores Lopez-Terrada, Tricia L Peters, M John Hicks, Tarek Elghetany, Robert Krance, Poulikos I Poulikakos, Miriam Merad, Kenneth L McClain, Carl E Allen, Donald Williams Parsons
Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is a rare histiocytic disorder that is usually benign and self-limiting. We present a case of atypical, aggressive JXG harboring a novel mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway mutation in the MAPK1 gene, which encodes mitogen-activated protein kinase 1 or extracellular signal-regulated 2 (ERK2). Our analysis revealed that the mutation results in constitutive ERK activation that is resistant to BRAF or MEK inhibitors but susceptible to an ERK inhibitor. These data highlight the importance of identifying specific MAPK pathway alterations as part of the diagnostic workup for patients with histiocytic disorders rather than initiating empiric treatment with MEK inhibitors...
April 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511696/variant-effect-prediction-tools-assessed-using-independent-functional-assay-based-datasets-implications-for-discovery-and-diagnostics
#15
Khalid Mahmood, Chol-Hee Jung, Gayle Philip, Peter Georgeson, Jessica Chung, Bernard J Pope, Daniel J Park
BACKGROUND: Genetic variant effect prediction algorithms are used extensively in clinical genomics and research to determine the likely consequences of amino acid substitutions on protein function. It is vital that we better understand their accuracies and limitations because published performance metrics are confounded by serious problems of circularity and error propagation. Here, we derive three independent, functionally determined human mutation datasets, UniFun, BRCA1-DMS and TP53-TA, and employ them, alongside previously described datasets, to assess the pre-eminent variant effect prediction tools...
May 16, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509990/transient-activation-of-reprogramming-transcription-factors-using-protein-transduction-facilitates-conversion-of-human-fibroblasts-toward-cardiomyocyte-like-cells
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Zaniar Ghazizadeh, Hassan Rassouli, Hananeh Fonoudi, Mehdi Alikhani, Mahmood Talkhabi, Amir Darbandi-Azar, Shuibing Chen, Hossein Baharvand, Nasser Aghdami, Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh
Derivation of cardiomyocytes directly from patients' own fibroblasts could offer a new therapeutic approach for those with ischemic heart disease. An essential step toward clinical application is to establish safe conversion of human fibroblasts into a cardiac fate. Here we aimed to efficiently and safely generate cardiomyocytes from human fibroblasts by direct delivery of reprogramming recombinant cell permeant form of reprogramming proteins followed by cardio-inductive signals. Human fetal and adult fibroblasts were transiently exposed to transactivator of transcription-fused recombinant OCT4, SOX2, KLF4 and c-MYC for 2 weeks and then were directly differentiated toward protein-induced cardiomyocyte-like cells (p-iCLCs) in a cardiac fate niche, carried out by treatment with a set of cardiogenic small molecules (sequential treatment of Chir, and IWP-2, SB431542 and purmorphamine)...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508836/tabulated-square-shaped-source-model-for-linear-accelerator-electron-beam-simulation
#17
Navid Khaledi, Mahmood Reza Aghamiri, Hossein Aslian, Ahmad Ameri
CONTEXT: Using this source model, the Monte Carlo (MC) computation becomes much faster for electron beams. AIMS: The aim of this study was to present a source model that makes linear accelerator (LINAC) electron beam geometry simulation less complex. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: In this study, a tabulated square-shaped source with transversal and axial distribution biasing and semi-Gaussian spectrum was investigated. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A low energy photon spectrum was added to the semi-Gaussian beam to correct the bremsstrahlung X-ray contamination...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507965/posterior-hip-dislocation-with-ipsilateral-femoral-head-and-shaft-fracture-using-a-temporary-external-fixator-as-a-method-for-closed-reduction
#18
Abduljabbar Alhammoud, Masson Alnouri, Mahmood Ali Arbash, Abdul Moeen Baco
INTRODUCTION: Complex fractures are increasing because of various traumatic mechanisms. They drift from standard classifications, and their treatment is controversial. Of such cases are hip dislocations with associated fractures of the ipsilateral femur. CASE REPORT: This case report describes the condition of a 30-year-old man involved in a motor vehicle collision. Clinical examination, X-rays, and computed tomography scan revealed a posterior hip dislocation with an ipsilateral femoral head and mid-shaft fractures...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504797/advancing-polyethylene-properties-by-incorporating-no2-moiety-in-1-2-bis-arylimino-acenaphthylnickel-precatalysts-synthesis-characterization-and-ethylene-polymerization
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Qaiser Mahmood, Yanning Zeng, Xinxin Wang, Yang Sun, Wen-Hua Sun
A new family of nickel halides (bromides Ni1-Ni5 and chlorides Ni6-Ni10) ligated by 1-(2,6-dibenzhydryl-4-nitrophenylimino)-2-(arylimino)acenaphthylene (Aryl = 2,6-Me2C6H3L1, 2,6-Et2C6H3L2, 2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3L3, 2,4,6-Me3C6H2L4, and 2,6-Et2-4-MeC6H2L5) have been prepared and well characterized, and the scope of their catalytic properties toward the polymerization of ethylene has been investigated. Upon activation with either Et2AlCl or EASC, the nickel bromide complexes displayed better activities than their nickel chloride counterparts and produced higher-molecular-weight polyethylene in the range of 10(6) g mol(-1) with a very narrow range of molecular weight distributions...
May 15, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502229/hexavalent-chromium-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-and-impairs-the-antioxidant-power-of-human-erythrocytes-and-lymphocytes-decreased-metal-reducing-and-free-radical-quenching-ability-of-the-cells
#20
Nazim Husain, Riaz Mahmood
The toxicity of hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] in biological systems is thought to be closely associated with the generation of free radicals and reactive oxygen species. These species are produced when Cr(VI) is reduced to its trivalent form in the cell. This process results in oxidative stress due to an imbalance between the detoxifying ability of the cell and the production of free radicals. We have studied the effect of potassium dichromate (K2Cr2O7), a [Cr(VI)] compound, on the antioxidant power of human erythrocytes and lymphocytes under in vitro conditions...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
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