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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092743/stable-isotope-composition-of-mercury-forms-in-flue-gases-from-a-typical-coal-fired-power-plant-inner-mongolia-northern-china
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Shunlin Tang, Chaohui Feng, Xinbin Feng, Jianming Zhu, Ruoyu Sun, Huipeng Fan, Lina Wang, Ruiyang Li, Tonghua Mao, Ting Zhou
Mercury forms emitted from coal combustion via air pollution control devices are speculated to carry different Hg isotope signatures. Yet, their Hg isotope composition is still not reported. Here, we present the first onsite Hg isotope data for gaseous elemental Hg (GEM) and gaseous oxidized Hg (GOM) of flue gases from a typical lignite-fired power plant (CFPP). Significant mass dependent fractionation (MDF) and insignificant mass independent fractionation (MIF) are observed between feed coal and coal combustion products...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092336/the-construction-of-expanded-prefabricated-adipose-tissue-epat-using-an-external-volume-expansion-eve-device
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Yi Yuan, Shuifa Yang, Yangyan Yi, Jianhua Gao, Feng Lu
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have demonstrated that mechanical forces promote the growth of adipose tissue. However, the mechanism of adipose tissue regeneration induced by mechanical forces remains unclear. METHODS: In an experiment using rats, prefabricated adipose tissue with a vessel pedicle was expanded using an external volume expansion (EVE) device. The volume of fat flaps was tested at different time points. Cell proliferation and angiogenesis were analyzed using immunofluorescence...
January 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090291/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-as-a-novel-biomarker-of-portopulmonary-hypertension
#3
Hilary M DuBrock, Josanna M Rodriguez-Lopez, Barbara L LeVarge, Michael P Curry, Paul A VanderLaan, Zsuzsanna K Zsengeller, Elizabeth Pernicone, Ioana R Preston, Paul B Yu, Ivana Nikolic, Dihua Xu, Ravi I Thadhani, Richard N Channick, S Ananth Karumanchi
Portopulmonary hypertension (POPH) is a poorly understood complication of liver disease associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We sought to identify novel biomarkers of POPH disease presence and severity. We performed a prospective, multicenter, case-control study involving patients with liver disease undergoing right heart catheterization. POPH cases were defined as a mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) ≥25 mmHg and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) >240 dynes˙s˙cm(-5). Plasma samples were collected from the systemic and pulmonary circulation, and antibody microarray was used to identify biomarkers...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070752/absence-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-reduces-proliferative-retinopathy-in-a-mouse-model
#4
Jing Wang, Jihong Lin, Ulrike Kaiser, Paulus Wohlfart, Hans-Peter Hammes
AIMS: Ischemia-induced neovascularization is the key feature of proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pleiotropic proinflammatory and proangiogenic cytokine, and its levels are elevated in the vitreous of patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy. In this study, we aimed at investigating the relative potential of MIF in the ischemia-induced retinal neovascularization. METHODS: Both WT and MIF-knockout mice were subjected to the retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) model...
January 9, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044966/-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-mif-a-regulator-of-neonatal-innate-immune-response
#5
Éric Giannoni, Anina Schneider, Thierry Calandra, Thierry Roger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018380/functional-evaluation-of-proteins-in-watery-and-gel-saliva-of-aphids
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Aart J E van Bel, Torsten Will
Gel and watery saliva are regarded as key players in aphid-pIant interactions. The salivary composition seems to be influenced by the variable environment encountered by the stylet tip. Milieu sensing has been postulated to provide information needed for proper stylet navigation and for the required switches between gel and watery saliva secretion during stylet progress. Both the chemical and physical factors involved in sensing of the stylet's environment are discussed. To investigate the salivary proteome, proteins were collected from dissected gland extracts or artificial diets in a range of studies...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005991/drug-repositioning-for-alzheimer-s-disease-based-on-systematic-omics-data-mining
#7
Ming Zhang, Gerold Schmitt-Ulms, Christine Sato, Zhengrui Xi, Yalun Zhang, Ye Zhou, Peter St George-Hyslop, Ekaterina Rogaeva
Traditional drug development for Alzheimer's disease (AD) is costly, time consuming and burdened by a very low success rate. An alternative strategy is drug repositioning, redirecting existing drugs for another disease. The large amount of biological data accumulated to date warrants a comprehensive investigation to better understand AD pathogenesis and facilitate the process of anti-AD drug repositioning. Hence, we generated a list of anti-AD protein targets by analyzing the most recent publically available 'omics' data, including genomics, epigenomics, proteomics and metabolomics data...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994913/evaluation-of-mif-173-g-c-polymorphism-in-turkish-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Çevik Gürel, Ahmet İnanır, Ayşe Feyda Nursal, Akın Tekcan, Aydın Rüstemoğlu, Serbülent Yigit
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease mainly affecting the spine and sacroiliac joints. Macrophage migration inhibitory (MIF) factor is a regulatory cytokine that inhibits random immune cell migration. MIF gene promoter polymorphisms play a role in the progression of several inflammatory disorders. AIMS: To investigate the relationship between the MIF gene -173 G/C single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and AS. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
November 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994266/secretory-activity-of-subcutaneous-abdominal-adipose-tissue-in-male-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-osteoarthritis-association-with-clinical-and-laboratory-data
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Ewa Kontny, Agnieszka Zielińska, Krystyna Księżopolska-Orłowska, Piotr Głuszko
INTRODUCTION: Adipose tissue exerts widespread effects on the metabolism and immune system, but its activity differs between the genders. In the general population low-grade adipose tissue inflammation contributes to development of diseases of affluence. Little is known about the systemic impact of peripheral fat tissue in osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), characterized by chronic, low- and high-grade systemic inflammation, respectively. To clarify this we evaluated the secretory activity of subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue (SAAT) obtained from male patients affected with RA (n = 21) and OA (n = 13), and assessed its association with body mass and composition, demographic, clinical and laboratory data...
2016: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990285/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-is-characterised-by-a-distinct-inflammatory-signature-in-serum-compared-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Hanne Astrid Eide, Ann Rita Halvorsen, Vandana Sandhu, Anne Fåne, Janna Berg, Vilde Drageset Haakensen, Elin H Kure, Odd Terje Brustugun, Cecilie Essholt Kiserud, Jon Amund Kyte, Åslaug Helland
Development of lung cancer is closely related to smoking in a majority of patients. Most smokers, however, do not develop lung cancer in spite of a high mutational load accumulating in the lung tissue. Here we investigate whether a cancer-specific footprint can be revealed by investigating circulating inflammatory markers in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared with patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), both cohorts characterised by similar smoking history. Serum concentrations of 57 cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) from 43 patients with advanced NSCLC were evaluated by multiplex immunoassays and compared with serum samples from 35 patients with COPD...
November 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988839/dr%C3%AE-1-mog-35-55-reduces-permanent-ischemic-brain-injury
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Jianyi Wang, Qing Ye, Jing Xu, Gil Benedek, Haiyue Zhang, Yuanyuan Yang, Huan Liu, Roberto Meza-Romero, Arthur A Vandenbark, Halina Offner, Yanqin Gao
Stroke induces a catastrophic immune response that involves the global activation of peripheral leukocytes, especially T cells. The human leukocyte antigen-DRα1 domain linked to MOG-35-55 peptide (DRα1-MOG-35-55) is a partial major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II construct which can inhibit neuroantigen-specific T cells and block binding of the cytokine/chemokine macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) to its CD74 receptor on monocytes and macrophages. Here, we evaluated the therapeutic effect of DRα1-MOG-35-55 in a mouse model of permanent distal middle cerebral artery occlusion (dMCAO)...
December 17, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988270/validity-of-self-reported-history-of-chlamydia-trachomatis%C3%A2-infection
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Ann C Frisse, Jeanne M Marrazzo, Nhial T Tutlam, Courtney A Schreiber, Stephanie B Teal, David K Turok, Jeffrey F Peipert
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis infection is common and largely asymptomatic in women. If untreated, it can lead to sequelae such as pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. It is unknown whether a patient's self-reported history of Chlamydia trachomatis infection is a valid marker of past infection. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate the validity of women's self-reported history of Chlamydia trachomatis infection compared with Chlamydia trachomatis serology, a marker for previous infection...
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955690/chd7-promotes-proliferation-of-neural-stem-cells-mediated-by-mif
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Shigeki Ohta, Tomonori Yaguchi, Hironobu Okuno, Hervé Chneiweiss, Yutaka Kawakami, Hideyuki Okano
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) plays an important role in supporting the proliferation and/or survival of murine neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs); however, the downstream effectors of this factor remain unknown. Here, we show that MIF increases the expression of Pax6 and Chd7 in NSPCs in vitro. During neural development, the chromatin remodeling factor Chd7 (chromatin helicase-DNA-binding protein 7) is expressed in the ventricular zone of the telencephalon of mouse brain at embryonic day 14...
December 13, 2016: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941330/hyperosmolarity-and-benzalkonium-chloride-differently-stimulate-inflammatory-markers-in-conjunctiva-derived-epithelial-cells-in-vitro
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Elise Warcoin, Chloé Clouzeau, Christophe Roubeix, Anne-Laure Raveu, David Godefroy, Luisa Riancho, Christophe Baudouin, Françoise Brignole-Baudouin
Tear hyperosmolarity is known to cause ocular surface inflammation in dry eye syndrome. Benzalkonium chloride (BAK), an eyedrop preservative, is known to induce dry eye in long-term-treated patients. Analyzing the modulation of the proinflammatory potential of hyperosmolarity in the presence of BAK on the conjunctiva could give new insights into the effect of this preservative on the disease. In a hyperosmolar model on a conjunctiva-derived cell line, and in the presence of BAK, we evaluated key inflammatory markers [CCL2, IL-8, IL-6, macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) and intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1] as well as the osmoprotectant element nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT)5 using ELISA, RT-qPCR or immunofluorescence staining...
December 10, 2016: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933092/effects-of-purified-anthocyanin-supplementation-on-platelet-chemokines-in-hypocholesterolemic-individuals-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiandan Zhang, Yanna Zhu, Fenglin Song, Yanling Yao, Fuli Ya, Dan Li, Wenhua Ling, Yan Yang
BACKGROUND: It is becoming increasingly evident that platelet chemokines are involved in distinct aspects of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of long-term supplementation with purified anthocyanins on platelet chemokines in hypercholesterolemic individuals and to identify correlations of decreased platelet chemokine levels with serum lipid and inflammatory marker levels. METHODS: A total of 146 hypercholesterolemic individuals were recruited and treated with 320 mg of purified anthocyanins (n = 73) or a placebo (n = 73) daily for 24 weeks in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929199/platelets-as-a-novel-source-of-gremlin-1-implications-for-thromboinflammation
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Madhumita Chatterjee, Alexander Behrendt, Martina Schmid, Sandra Beck, Martina Schneider, Andreas Mack, Iris Müller, Tobias Geisler, Meinrad Gawaz
Platelets mediating haemostasis-thrombosis are central players in coronary artery disease (CAD). We characterised platelets as a novel source of Gremlin-1. Platelets express Gremlin-1 like inflammatory and endothelial cells. Gremlin-1 co-localised with P-selectin containing randomly distributed α-granules under resting state, which were peripheralised following platelet activation or adhesion over fibrinogen-coated surface. Gremlin-1 release upon activation with ADP, CRP, and TRAP was detected as enhanced surface expression; also in activated platelet supernatant as detected by Western Blot following CRP activation and by ELISA upon activation with ADP, CRP, PAR-1, and PAR4 agonist...
December 8, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926507/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-activates-inflammatory-responses-of-astrocytes-through-interaction-with-cd74-receptor
#17
Yu Su, Yingjie Wang, Yue Zhou, Zhenjie Zhu, Qing Zhang, Xuejie Zhang, Wenjuan Wang, Xiaosong Gu, Aisong Guo, Yongjun Wang
Astrocytes, the major glial cell population of the central nervous system (CNS), play important physiological roles related to CNS homeostasis. Growing evidence demonstrates that astrocytes trigger innate immune responses under challenge of a variety of proinflammatory cytokines. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a proinflammatory cytokine mainly secreted from monocytes/macrophages, is involved in inflammation-associated pathophysiology. Here, we displayed that expression of MIF significantly increased following spinal cord injury, in colocalization with microglia and astrocytes...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925372/cyp19a1-mif-and-abca1-genes-are-targets-of-the-ror%C3%AE-in-monocyte-and-endothelial-cells
#18
Neslihan Coban, Cagri Gulec, Bilge Ozsait Selcuk, Nihan Erginel-Unaltuna
RORα is a member of nuclear receptor superfamily of transcription factors which has a vital role in the regulation of various physiological processes. Cholesterol is a known ligand of RORα and is one of the key components that take part in cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. Therefore, it is possible that RORα might have a role in the development of atherosclerosis. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the presence of novel RORα response elements (ROREs) located in the promoter of CYP19A1, MIF and ABCA1 genes...
December 7, 2016: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925200/production-of-macrophage-inhibitory-factor-mif-by-primary-sertoli-cells-its-possible-involvement-in-migration-of-spermatogonial-cells
#19
M Huleihel, M Abofoul-Azab, Y Abarbanel, I Einav, E Levitas, E Lunenfeld
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a multifunctional molecule. MIF was originally identified as a T-cell-derived factor responsible for the inhibition of macrophage migration. In testicular tissue of adult rats, MIF is constitutively expressed by Leydig cells under physiological conditions. The aim of this study was to examine MIF levels in testicular homogenates from different aged mice, and the capacity of Sertoli cells to produce it. We also examined MIF involvement in spermatogonial cell migration...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922988/minimally-invasive-fundoplication-is-safe-and-effective-in-patients-with-severe-esophageal-hypomotility
#20
Michael B Goldberg, Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, Michael S Smith, Henry P Parkman, Ron Schey, Daniel T Dempsey
OBJECTIVE: Fundoplication is used to treat refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). A subset of patients has coexisting esophageal dysmotility, including aperistalsis or hypoperistalsis. These patients may be at increased risk of dysphagia after fundoplication. To evaluate the outcomes of minimally invasive fundoplication (MIF) in patients with GERD and esophageal hypomotility. METHODS: Retrospective review of all patients who underwent MIF and had severe esophageal hypomotility from January 2003 to June 2013...
November 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
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