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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027216/the-long-pentraxin-ptx3-a-prototypical-sensor-of-tissue-injury-and-a-regulator-of-homeostasis
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Marco Erreni, Angelo A Manfredi, Cecilia Garlanda, Alberto Mantovani, Patrizia Rovere-Querini
Tissue damage frequently occurs. The immune system senses it and enforces homeostatic responses that lead to regeneration and repair. The synthesis of acute phase molecules is emerging as a crucial event in this program. The prototypic long pentraxin PTX3 orchestrates the recruitment of leukocytes, stabilizes the provisional matrix in order to facilitate leukocyte and stem progenitor cells trafficking, promotes swift and safe clearance of dying cells and of autoantigens, limiting autoimmunity and protecting the vasculature...
November 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024922/isolation-and-whole-genome-analysis-of-endospore-forming-bacteria-from-heroin
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Jörn Kalinowski, Björn Ahrens, Arwa Al-Dilaimi, Anika Winkler, Daniel Wibberg, Uwe Schleenbecker, Christian Rückert, Roman Wölfel, Gregor Grass
Infections caused by endospore-forming bacteria have been associated with severe illness and death among persons who inject drugs. Analysis of the bacteria residing in heroin has thus been biased towards species that affect human health. Similarly, exploration of the bacterial diversity of seized street market heroin correlated with the skin microflora of recreational heroin users insofar as different Staphylococus spp. or typical environmental endospore formers including Bacillus cereus and other Bacilli outside the B...
October 4, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966163/first-person-brandy-hyndman-and-mathieu-crupi
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First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Journal of Cell Science, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Brandy Hyndman and Mathieu Crupi are co-first authors on 'Differential recruitment of E3 ubiquitin ligase complexes regulates RET isoform internalization', published in Journal of Cell Science. Brandy is a Research Associate and Mathieu is a PhD student, both in the lab of Dr Lois Mulligan at the Queen's University Cancer Research Institute in Kingston, ON, Canada, investigating the ubiquitylation and trafficking of RET receptor tyrosine kinase isoforms...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945674/trafficking-and-trauma-insight-and-advice-for-the-healthcare-system-from-sex-trafficked-women-incarcerated-on-rikers-island
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Anita Ravi, Megan R Pfeiffer, Zachary Rosner, Judy A Shea
BACKGROUND: Sex-trafficked persons experience significant trauma while exploited, resulting in complex health issues and barriers to health care. Incorporating survivor perspectives is critical in optimizing health care delivery for this population. OBJECTIVES: We interviewed sex-trafficking survivors regarding their experiences with trauma while being trafficked and elicited advice about health care delivery. RESEARCH DESIGN: Qualitative interviews were conducted in New York City's Rikers Island jail from July to September 2015...
September 22, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904806/do-clinicians-receive-adequate-training-to-identify-trafficked-persons-a-scoping-review-of-nhs-foundation-trusts
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Charles Dr Thompson, Arun Mahay, David Stuckler, Sarah Steele
OBJECTIVE: We investigate whether physicians in secondary care in the English NHS receive adequate training to recognise and appropriately refer for services those persons suspected to be victims of human trafficking. DESIGN: Freedom of Information requests were sent to the 105 England's NHS Trusts delivering acute care in England. SETTING: NHS Trusts providing secondary care in England. PARTICIPANTS: English NHS Trusts...
September 2017: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833117/an-evidence-based-forensic-taxonomy-of-windows-phone-communication-apps
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Niken Dwi Wahyu Cahyani, Ben Martini, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Nurul Hidayah Ab Rahman, Helen Ashman
Communication apps can be an important source of evidence in a forensic investigation (e.g., in the investigation of a drug trafficking or terrorism case where the communications apps were used by the accused persons during the transactions or planning activities). This study presents the first evidence-based forensic taxonomy of Windows Phone communication apps, using an existing two-dimensional Android forensic taxonomy as a baseline. Specifically, 30 Windows Phone communication apps, including Instant Messaging (IM) and Voice over IP (VoIP) apps, are examined...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806461/talking-to-adolescents-about-social-media
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Rachel S Dawson
I see a large number of adolescents in my clinic with issues related to their social media use. These issues range from lack of sleep, to depression, to cyberbullying, and even sex trafficking, all secondary to constant social media exposure. Pediatricians should ask about social media use when they see children and adolescents who already have access to electronic devices. They should also ask parents about controls that are set in place to monitor social media use, content, and friend connections on those sites...
August 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800810/international-emergency-psychiatry-challenges-disaster-medicine-war-human-trafficking-displaced-persons
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Michael Jaung, Suni Jani, Sophia Banu, Joy M Mackey
Mental health disorders are a major cause of morbidity and a growing burden in low-income and middle-income countries; but there is little existing literature on the detailed epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment in low-resource settings. Special situations with vulnerable populations, such as those created by international humanitarian emergencies, refugees or internally displaced people, and victims of human trafficking, are increasing in prevalence. These victims are often resettled in developed countries and come to the emergency department seeking care...
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765291/first-person-nicola-stevenson-and-ian-white
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First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Journal of Cell Science, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Nicola Stevenson and Ian White are co-first authors on 'Clathrin-mediated post-fusion membrane retrieval influences the exocytic mode of endothelial Weibel-Palade bodies', published in this issue of Journal of Cell Science. Dr Stevenson is a Research Associate at the University of Bristol, UK, investigating mechanisms of collagen trafficking, and Dr White is an electron microscopist at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at University College London, UK...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756336/tnf%C3%AE-and-il-1%C3%AE-in-the-synovial-fluid-facilitate-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-mait-cell-migration
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Miok Kim, Su-Jin Yoo, Seong Wook Kang, Jaeyul Kwon, Inpyo Choi, Chang Hoon Lee
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that primarily affect the joints and inflammatory cell migration into inflamed articular sites contribute to this disease. Among the inflammatory cells, human mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells were recently recognized as critical cellular component with a pathological role in RA. However, their migratory characteristics are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine whether human MAIT cells preferentially traffick to inflamed synovial sites in rheumatoid arthritis patients and to elucidate the underlying mechanism...
July 27, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697094/identifying-and-assisting-sexually-exploited-and-trafficked-patients-seeking-women-s-health-care-services
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Erin E Tracy, Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos
It is estimated that 21 million people are trafficked worldwide, including 11.4 million women and girls. Approximately 4.5 million are forced to do sexual labor. The exact prevalence of human trafficking is difficult to ascertain, however, given the limitations of data collection in an illegal industry. Obstetrician-gynecologists should not only be aware of the widespread nature of human trafficking, but also have the tools to assess patients for trafficking and respond to victim identifications. Patients may present with signs of physical abuse, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, and nonspecific somatic complaints...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544095/phenotypic-assays-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Ok-Ryul Song, Nathalie Deboosere, Vincent Delorme, Christophe J Queval, Gaspard Deloison, Elisabeth Werkmeister, Frank Lafont, Alain Baulard, Raffaella Iantomasi, Priscille Brodin
Tuberculosis (TB) is still a major global threat, killing more than one million persons each year. With the constant increase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains resistant to first- and second-line drugs, there is an urgent need for the development of new drugs to control the propagation of TB. Although screenings of small molecules on axenic M. tuberculosis cultures were successful for the identification of novel putative anti-TB drugs, new drugs in the development pipeline remains scarce. Host-directed therapy may represent an alternative for drug development against TB...
May 19, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543168/a-new-tool-to-tackle-the-opioid-epidemic-description-utility-and-results-from-the-maine-diversion-alert-program
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Brian J Piper, Clare E Desrosiers, Harriet C Fisher, Kenneth L McCall, Stephanie D Nichols
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The opioid epidemic continues to impact the United States, and new strategies are needed to combat this epidemic. The objective of this study was to analyze 2015 drug arrest data from Maine's Diversion Alert (DA) program (diversionalert.org), compare arrest data between the first quarters of 2015 and 2016, and provide an analysis of the sex differences in the arrests as well as information about DA use. STUDY DESIGN: This was a population-based descriptive study using data from the Maine DA program...
May 19, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523588/advances-in-the-development-of-janus-kinase-inhibitors-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Mathurin Flamant, Josselin Rigaill, Stephane Paul, Xavier Roblin
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is caused by a dysregulation of the immune system, inducing the production of proinflammatory cytokines and adhesion molecules. A better understanding of the mucosal immune response in IBD has led to the development of new drugs directed at inflammatory cytokines and leukocyte-trafficking molecules. Beyond tumor necrosis factor antagonists and anti-integrin molecules, which act by blocking the interaction between gut-specific lymphocytes and their receptor on vascular endothelium, the Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK/STAT) signaling pathway represents a new target in IBD...
July 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510328/genetic-variants-in-the-genes-encoding-rho-gtpases-and-related-regulators-predict-cutaneous-melanoma-specific-survival
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Shun Liu, Yanru Wang, William Xue, Hongliang Liu, Yinghui Xu, Qiong Shi, Wenting Wu, Dakai Zhu, Christopher I Amos, Shenying Fang, Jeffrey E Lee, Terry Hyslop, Yi Li, Jiali Han, Qingyi Wei
Rho GTPases control cell division, motility, adhesion, vesicular trafficking and phagocytosis, which may affect progression and/or prognosis of cancers. Here, we investigated associations between genetic variants of Rho GTPases-related genes and cutaneous melanoma-specific survival (CMSS) by re-analyzing a published melanoma genome-wide association study (GWAS) and validating the results in another melanoma GWAS. In the single-locus analysis of 36,018 SNPs in 129 Rho-related genes, 427 SNPs were significantly associated with CMSS (p < 0...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490630/understanding-phospholipid-function-why-are-there-so-many-lipids
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REVIEW
William Dowhan
In the 1970s, phospholipids were still considered mere building blocks of the membrane lipid bilayer, but the subsequent realization that phospholipids could also serve as second messengers brought new interest to the field. My own passion for the unique amphipathic properties of lipids led me to seek other, non-signaling functions for phospholipids, particularly in their interactions with membrane proteins. This seemed to be the last frontier in protein chemistry and enzymology to be conquered. I was fortunate to find my way to Eugene Kennedy's laboratory, where both membrane proteins and phospholipids were the foci of study, thus providing a jumping-off point for advancing our fundamental understanding of lipid synthesis, membrane protein biosynthesis, phospholipid and membrane protein trafficking, and the cellular roles of phospholipids...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475384/optimizing-pharmacologic-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Shannon Chang, Stephen Hanauer
As our medical armamentarium for IBD continues to expand, it is essential that clinicians understand both optimizing and sequencing of individual and combination therapeutic approaches with available medications. Areas covered: This review summarizes dosing strategies and therapeutic drug monitoring for pharmacologic optimization in IBD. Aminosalicylates remain first-line therapies for mild-to-moderate UC but have limited evidence of efficacy in CD. Budesonide provides an alternative to aminosalicylates when targeted to appropriate sites in the distal small bowel and colon, as do conventional corticosteroids when applied rectally...
June 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449273/systematic-review-the-safety-of-vedolizumab-for-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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W A Bye, V Jairath, S P L Travis
BACKGROUND: Vedolizumab specifically recognises the α4β7 integrin and selectively blocks gut lymphocyte trafficking: potentially, it offers gut-specific immunosuppression. AIM: To review the safety of vedolizumab and summarise post-marketing data to assess if any safety concerns that differ from registration trials have emerged. METHOD: A systematic bibliographic search identified six registration trials and nine cohort studies. RESULTS: Integrated data from registration trials included 2830 vedolizumab-exposed patients (4811 person-years exposure [PYs]) and 513 placebo patients...
July 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433559/the-kcnh2-ivs9-28a-g-mutation-causes-aberrant-isoform-expression-and-herg-trafficking-defect-in-cardiomyocytes-derived-from-patients-affected-by-long-qt-syndrome-type-2
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Manuela Mura, Ashish Mehta, Chrishan J Ramachandra, Rita Zappatore, Federica Pisano, Maria Chiara Ciuffreda, Vincenzo Barbaccia, Lia Crotti, Peter J Schwartz, Winston Shim, Massimiliano Gnecchi
BACKGROUND: Long QT Syndrome type 2 (LQT2) is caused by mutations in the KCNH2 gene that encodes for the α-subunit (hERG) of the ion channel conducting the rapid delayed rectifier potassium current (IKr). We have previously identified a disease causing mutation (IVS9-28A/G) in the branch point of the splicing of KCNH2 intron 9. However, the mechanism through which this mutation causes the disease is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We generated human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) from fibroblasts of two IVS9-28A/G mutation carriers...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423549/her2-specific-recombinant-immunotoxin-4d5scfv-pe40-passes-through-retrograde-trafficking-route-and-forces-cells-to-enter-apoptosis
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Evgeniya Sokolova, Evgeniy Guryev, Andrey Yudintsev, Vladimir Vodeneev, Sergey Deyev, Irina Balalaeva
Immunotoxin 4D5scFv-PE40 is a recombinant protein that comprises 4D5scFv antibody as a targeting module and fragment of Pseudomonas exotoxin A as an effector (toxic) one. The immunotoxin has shown pronounced antitumor effect on cancer cells overexpressing HER2 receptor in vitro and on HER2-positive experimental tumors in vivo. We clarified the mechanism of 4D5scFv-PE40 activity that is of particular importance in the case of targeted therapeutic agent aimed at personalizing treatment of disease in relation to molecular genetic characteristics of each patient...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
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