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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087565/perturbation-of-retinoid-homeostasis-increases-malformation-risk-in-embryos-exposed-to-pregestational-diabetes
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Leo M Y Lee, Maran B W Leung, Rachel C Y Kwok, Yun-Chung Leung, Chi-Chiu Wang, Peter J McCaffery, Andrew J Copp, Alisa S W Shum
Pregestational diabetes is highly associated with increased risk of birth defects. However, factors that can increase or reduce expressivity and penetrance of malformations in diabetic pregnancies remain poorly identified. All-trans retinoic acid (RA) plays crucial roles in embryogenesis. Here, we find that Cyp26a1, which encodes a key enzyme for catabolic inactivation of RA required for tight control of local RA concentrations, is significantly down-regulated in embryos of diabetic mice. Embryonic tissues expressing Cyp26a1 show reduced efficiency of RA clearance...
January 13, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070865/sphingosine-1-phosphate-pretreatment-amends-hypoxia-induced-metabolic-dysfunction-and-impairment-of-myogenic-potential-in-differentiating-c2c12-myoblasts-by-stimulating-viability-calcium-homeostasis-and-energy-generation
#2
Babita Rahar, Sonam Chawla, Sanjay Pandey, Anant Narayan Bhatt, Shweta Saxena
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) has a role in transpiration in patho-physiological signaling in skeletal muscles. The present study evaluated the pre-conditioning efficacy of S1P in facilitating differentiation of C2C12 myoblasts under a normoxic/hypoxic cell culture environment. Under normoxia, exogenous S1P significantly promoted C2C12 differentiation as evident from morphometric descriptors and differentiation markers of the mature myotubes, but it could facilitate only partial recovery from hypoxia-induced compromised differentiation...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068449/repeated-cross-linking-after-a-short-time-does-not-provide-any-additional-biomechanical-stiffness-in-the-mouse-cornea-in-vivo
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David Tabibian, Sabine Kling, Arthur Hammer, Olivier Richoz, Farhad Hafezi
PURPOSE: To study whether repeated collagen cross-linking (CXL) performed in vivo in mice shows an additive effect on mechanical corneal stiffness. METHODS: In this experimental study, epithelium-off CXL was performed in a total of 18 eyes from male C57BL/6 mice, with 0.27%-riboflavin solution applied for 20 minutes, followed by ultraviolet-A (UVA) irradiation (365 nm, 9mW/cm(2)) for 2:50 minutes (fluence 1.53 J/cm(2)). CXL was performed as either a single (1×CXL) or a repeated (2×CXL) treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060265/analysis-of-cap-binding-proteins-in-human-cells-exposed-to-physiological-oxygen-conditions
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Sara Timpano, Gaelan Melanson, Sonia L Evagelou, Brianna D Guild, Erin J Specker, James Uniacke
Translational control is a focal point of gene regulation, especially during periods of cellular stress. Cap-dependent translation via the eIF4F complex is by far the most common pathway to initiate protein synthesis in eukaryotic cells, but stress-specific variations of this complex are now emerging. Purifying cap-binding proteins with an affinity resin composed of Agarose-linked m(7)GTP (a 5' mRNA cap analog) is a useful tool to identify factors involved in the regulation of translation initiation. Hypoxia (low oxygen) is a cellular stress encountered during fetal development and tumor progression, and is highly dependent on translation regulation...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050659/ischemic-gastric-conditioning-by-preoperative-arterial-embolization-before-oncologic-esophagectomy-a-single-center-experience
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Julien Ghelfi, Pierre-Yves Brichon, Julien Frandon, Bastien Boussat, Ivan Bricault, Gilbert Ferretti, Sébastien Guigard, Christian Sengel
PURPOSE: Surgical esophagectomy is the gold standard treatment of early-stage esophageal cancer. The procedure is complicated with significant morbidity; the most severe complication being the anastomotic leakage. Anastomotic fistulas are reported in 5-25% of cases and are mainly due to gastric transplant ischemia. Here, we report our experience of ischemic pre-conditioning using preoperative arterial embolization (PreopAE) before esophagectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of all patients who underwent oncologic esophagectomy from 2008 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 3, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049533/inflammatory-pre-conditioning-restricts-the-seeded-induction-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-pathology-in-wild-type-mice
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Emily J Koller, Mieu M T Brooks, Todd E Golde, Benoit I Giasson, Paramita Chakrabarty
BACKGROUND: Cell-to-cell transmission of α-synuclein (αSyn) is hypothesized to play an important role in disease progression in synucleinopathies. This process involves cellular uptake of extracellular amyloidogenic αSyn seeds followed by seeding of endogenous αSyn. Though it is well known that αSyn is an immunogenic protein that can interact with immune receptors, the role of innate immunity in regulating induction of αSyn pathology in vivo is unknown. Herein, we explored whether altering innate immune activation affects induction of αSyn pathology in wild type mice...
January 3, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040487/a-waterborne-chemical-cue-from-gulf-toadfish-opsanus-beta-prompts-pulsatile-urea-excretion-in-conspecifics
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Jeremy Fulton, Christophe M R LeMoine, Carol Bucking, Kevin V Brix, Patrick J Walsh, M Danielle McDonald
The Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) has a fully functional ornithine urea cycle (O-UC) that allows it to excrete nitrogenous waste in the form of urea. Interestingly, urea is excreted in a pulse across the gill that lasts 1-3h and occurs once or twice a day. Both the stress hormone, cortisol, and the neurotransmitter, serotonin (5-HT) are involved in the control of pulsatile urea excretion. This and other evidence suggests that urea pulsing may be linked to toadfish social behavior. The hypothesis of the present study was that toadfish urea pulses can be triggered by waterborne chemical cues from conspecifics...
December 28, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017206/sevoflurane-pre-conditioning-increases-phosphorylation-of-erk1-2-and-ho-1-expression-via-inhibition-of-mptp-in-primary-rat-cortical-neurons-exposed-to-ogd-r
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Li-Min Zhang, Dong-Xue Zhang, Xiao-Chun Zhao, Wen-Bo Sun, Xiao-Jing Jiang
BACKGROUND: As an indispensable clinical inhalation anesthetic, sevoflurane is widely used for peri-operative sedation. The neuroprotective effect of sevoflurane pre-conditioning against cerebral ischemia/reperfusion has been gradually realized, but the underlying mechanism during the early reperfusion period has not been established. METHOD: Primary cultured cortical neurons were treated with 2% sevoflurane pre-conditioning for 30min, exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation for 90min, and followed by 60min of reperfusion (OGD/R)...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992256/effects-of-a-short-term-conditioning-intervention-on-knee-flexor-sensorimotor-and-neuromuscular-performance-in-males
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Maria Angelika Peer, Nigel Gleeson
CONTEXT: Long-term conditioning programmes for enhanced sensorimotor performance have been linked causally to reduced risk of serious ligamentous injury. However, the efficacy of brief, short-term conditioning interventions has not been established. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of short-term sensorimotor conditioning on the knee flexors. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. SETTING: University research laboratory...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992159/a-non-targeted-uhplc-hrms-metabolomics-pipeline-for-metabolite-identification-application-to-cardiac-remote-ischemic-preconditioning
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Judith Kouassi Nzoughet, Cinzia Bocca, Gilles Simard, Delphine Prunier-Mirebeau, Juan Manuel Chao de la Barca, Dominique Bonneau, Vincent Procaccio, Fabrice Prunier, Guy Lenaers, Pascal Reynier
In recent years, the amount of investigations based on non-targeted metabolomics has increased, although often without thorough assessment of analytical strategies applied to acquire data. Following published guidelines for metabolomics experiments, we report a validated non-targeted metabolomics strategy with pipeline for unequivocal metabolites identification using the MSMLS™ molecule library. We achieved an in-house database containing accurate m/z values, retention times, isotopic patterns, full MS and MS/MS spectra...
December 19, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981192/forced-treadmill-exercise-can-induce-stress-and-increase-neuronal-damage-in-a-mouse-model-of-global-cerebral-ischemia
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Martina Svensson, Philip Rosvall, Antonio Boza-Serrano, Emelie Andersson, Jan Lexell, Tomas Deierborg
Physical exercise is known to be a beneficial factor by increasing the cellular stress tolerance. In ischemic stroke, physical exercise is suggested to both limit the brain injury and facilitate behavioral recovery. In this study we investigated the effect of physical exercise on brain damage following global cerebral ischemia in mice. We aimed to study the effects of 4.5 weeks of forced treadmill running prior to ischemia on neuronal damage, neuroinflammation and its effect on general stress by measuring corticosterone in feces...
December 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938493/thrombospondin-1-derived-peptide-rfyvvmwk-improves-the-adhesive-phenotype-of-cd34sup-sup-cells-from-atherosclerotic-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Sylvie Cointe, Éric Rhéaume, Catherine Martel, Olivier Blanc-Brude, Evemie Dubé, Florence Sabatier, Françoise Dignat-George, Jean-Claude Tardif, Arnaud Bonnefoy
<p>Background: CD34(+) progenitor cells are growingly used for vascular repair. However, in diabetic individuals with cardiovascular diseases, these cells have dysfunctional engraftment capabilities, which compromise their use for autologous cell therapy. The thrombospondin-1-derived peptide RFYVVMWK has previously been reported to stimulate cell adhesiveness through CD47 and integrin activation pathways.</p><p>Objectives: Our aim was to test whether RFYVVMWK preconditioning could modulate CD34(+) cells phenotype and enhance its pro-adhesive properties in diabetic patients...
6, 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893831/retinal-pre-conditioning-by-cd59a-knockout-protects-against-light-induced-photoreceptor-degeneration
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Delu Song, Brooks Wilson, Liangliang Zhao, Rupak Bhuyan, Mausumi Bandyopadhyay, Arkady Lyubarsky, Chen Yu, Yafeng Li, Levi Kanu, Takashi Miwa, Wen-Chao Song, Silvia C Finnemann, Bärbel Rohrer, Joshua L Dunaief
Complement dysregulation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but the specific mechanisms are incompletely understood. Complement also potentiates retinal degeneration in the murine light damage model. To test the retinal function of CD59a, a complement inhibitor, CD59a knockout (KO) mice were used for light damage (LD) experiments. Retinal degeneration and function were compared in WT versus KO mice following light damage. Gene expression changes, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and glial cell activation were also compared...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885972/protecting-the-confidentiality-and-security-of-personal-health-information-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-in-the-era-of-sdgs-and-big-data
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Eduard J Beck, Wayne Gill, Paul R De Lay
BACKGROUND: As increasing amounts of personal information are being collected through a plethora of electronic modalities by statutory and non-statutory organizations, ensuring the confidentiality and security of such information has become a major issue globally. While the use of many of these media can be beneficial to individuals or populations, they can also be open to abuse by individuals or statutory and non-statutory organizations. Recent examples include collection of personal information by national security systems and the development of national programs like the Chinese Social Credit System...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872214/effects-of-prolonged-anoxia-on-electrical-activity-of-the-heart-in-crucian-carp-carassius-carassius
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Elisa Tikkanen, Jaakko Haverinen, Stuart Egginton, Minna Hassinen, Matti Vornanen
The effects of sustained anoxia on cardiac electrical excitability were examined in the anoxia-tolerant Crucian carp (Carassius carassius). The electrocardiogram (ECG) and expression of excitation-contraction coupling genes were studied in fish acclimatised to normoxia in summer (+18°C) or winter (+2°C), and in winter fish after 1, 3 and 6 weeks of anoxia. Anoxia induced a sustained bradycardia from a heart rate of 10.3±0.77 to 4.1±0.29 bpm (P<0.05) after 5 weeks, and heart rate slowly recovered to control levels when oxygen was restored...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862498/all-trans-retinoic-acid-preconditioning-enhances-proliferation-angiogenesis-and-migration-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-in-vitro-and-enhances-wound-repair-in-vivo
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M Pourjafar, M Saidijam, K Mansouri, H Ghasemibasir, F Karimi Dermani, R Najafi
OBJECTIVES: Stem cell therapy is considered to be a suitable alternative in treatment of a number of diseases. However, there are challenges in their clinical application in cell therapy, such as to reduce survival and loss of transplanted stem cells. It seems that chemical and pharmacological preconditioning enhances their therapeutic efficacy. In this study, we investigated effects of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) on survival, angiogenesis and migration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vitro and in a wound-healing model...
November 10, 2016: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829401/health-literacy-among-different-age-groups-in-germany-results-of-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Eva-Maria Berens, Dominique Vogt, Melanie Messer, Klaus Hurrelmann, Doris Schaeffer
BACKGROUND: Health literacy is of increasing importance in public health research. It is a necessary pre-condition for the involvement in decisions about health and health care and related to health outcomes. Knowledge about limited health literacy in different age groups is crucial to better target public health interventions for subgroups of the population. However, little is known about health literacy in Germany. The study therefore assesses the prevalence of limited health literacy and associated factors among different age groups...
November 9, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825340/patient-and-provider-acceptance-of-telecoaching-in-type-2-diabetes-a-mixed-method-study-embedded-in-a-randomised-clinical-trial
#18
I Odnoletkova, H Buysse, F Nobels, G Goderis, B Aertgeerts, L Annemans, D Ramaekers
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes, suboptimal metabolic control persists. Patient education in diabetes has been proved to enhance self-efficacy and guideline-driven treatment, however many people with type 2 diabetes do not have access to or do not participate in self-management support programmes. Tele-education and telecoaching have the potential to improve accessibility and efficiency of care, but there is a slow uptake in Europe. Patient and provider acceptance in a local context is an important pre-condition for implementation...
November 9, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797969/role-of-the-microenvironment-in-liver-metastasis-from-pre-to-prometastatic-niches
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REVIEW
Pnina Brodt
Liver metastases remain a major barrier to successful management of malignant disease, particularly for cancers of the gastrointestinal tract but also for other malignancies, such as breast carcinoma and melanoma. The ability of metastatic cells to survive and proliferate in the liver is determined by the outcome of complex, reciprocal interactions between tumor cells and different local resident subpopulations, including the sinusoidal endothelium, stellate, Kupffer, and inflammatory cells that are mediated through cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix adhesion and the release of soluble factors...
December 15, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766066/hemophilia-a-gene-therapy-via-intraosseous-delivery-of-factor-viii-lentiviral-vectors
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REVIEW
Carol H Miao
Current treatment of hemophilia A (HemA) patients with repeated infusions of factor VIII (FVIII; abbreviated as F8 in constructs) is costly, inconvenient, and incompletely effective. In addition, approximately 25 % of treated patients develop anti-factor VIII immune responses. Gene therapy that can achieve long-term phenotypic correction without the complication of anti-factor VIII antibody formation is highly desired. Lentiviral vector (LV)-mediated gene transfer into hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) results in stable integration of FVIII gene into the host genome, leading to persistent therapeutic effect...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
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