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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223138/plant-expressed-fc-fusion-protein-tetravalent-dengue-vaccine-with-inherent-adjuvant-properties
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Mi Young Kim, Alastair Copland, Kaustuv Nayak, Anmol Chandele, Muhammad Shamsher Ahmed, Qibo Zhang, Gil Reynolds Diogo, Matthew John Paul, Sven Hofmann, Moon-Sik Yang, Yong-Suk Jang, Julian K-C Ma, Rajko Reljic
Dengue is a major global disease requiring improved treatment and prevention strategies. The recently licensed Sanofi-Pasteur Denvaxia vaccine does not protect children under the age of nine and additional vaccine strategies are thus needed to halt this expanding global epidemic. Here, we employed a molecular engineering approach and plant-expression to produce a humanised and highly immunogenic Poly-Immunoglobulin G Scaffold (PIGS) fused to the consensus dengue envelope protein III domain (cEDIII). The immunogenicity of this IgG Fc receptor targeted vaccine candidate was demonstrated in transgenic mice expressing human FcγRI/CD64, by induction of neutralising antibodies and evidence of cell-mediated immunity...
December 9, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223104/improvement-of-relative-survival-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-emerging-from-population-based-cancer-registries-in-switzerland-between-2001-and-2013
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Annatina Schnegg-Kaufmann, Anita Feller, Helen Baldomero, Alicia Rovo, Markus G Manz, Michael Gregor, Anna Efthymiou, Mario Bargetzi, Urs Hess, Olivier Spertini, Yves Chalandon, Jakob R Passweg, Georg Stussi, Volker Arndt, Nicolas Bonadies
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is a rare and heterogeneous haematological malignancy with increasing incidence in the elderly. We performed a population-based, observational analysis of AML cases reported to the Cantonal Cancer Registries in Switzerland. Data was aggregated by the National Institute for Epidemiology and Cancer Registration and stratified for the two time periods 2001-2007 and 2008-2013. Overall, 2351 new AML cases were registered with a stable age-standardised incidence rate (3.0 [95 CI: 2.8-3...
December 6, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222957/association-between-%C3%AE-cell-function-estimated-by-homa-%C3%AE-and-prognosis-of-nondiabetic-patients-with-ischaemic-stroke
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Mengyuan Zhou, Yuesong Pan, Jing Jing, Yongjun Wang, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Hao Li, Yilong Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Studies showed β-cell dysfunction was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis. This study aimed to investigate the association between β-cell function and prognosis of nondiabetic patients with ischaemic stroke. METHODS: Ischaemic stroke patients without diabetes in the Abnormal Glucose Regulation in Patients with Acute Stroke across China registry were included in this analysis. Homeostasis assessment of β-cell function (HOMA-β), was performed and classified it into four groups according to quartiles...
December 9, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222900/comparisons-of-proteomic-profiles-of-whey-protein-between-donor-human-milk-collected-earlier-than-3-months-and-6-months-after-delivery
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Won-Ho Hahn, Joon-Hwan Song, Jong-Bok Seo, Jung Eun Lee, Jeong-Sang Lee, Seunghyun Song, Joohyun Lee, Nam Mi Kang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Human milk has nutritional, protective, and developmental advantages for premature infants. However, proteomic information of low abundant protein of donor milk is insufficient. The purpose of this study is to analyze and compare the proteome of low abundant protein of donor milk obtained at different postpartum ages other than the colostrum. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Donor breast milk from 12 healthy mothers was collected 15 days, 2 months and 6 months after delivery and stored by medically approved methods...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222844/effect-of-age-and-body-mass-index-on-the-yield-of-stromal-vascular-fraction
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Nada Alaaeddine, Oula El Atat, Nagib Saliba, Ziad Feghali, Marwan Nasr, Bilal Tarabey, George Hilal, Hussein Hashim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of age, body mass index, and site of liposuction on the cell yield of SVF. METHODS: A prospective study was performed on 58 patients. The average age was 39 years old, with BMI ≤ 25 or BMI ≥ 25. Fat tissue was harvested from the abdominal region, flanks, or thighs and SVF was isolated. RESULTS: The yield of viable SVF was evaluated by trypan blue, and the markers of stem cells were evaluated by flow cytometry...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222603/adequacy-of-planctomycetes-as-supplementary-food-source-for-daphnia-magna
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M C Marinho, O M Lage, José Catita, S C Antunes
The nutritional quality of daphnids diet can influence their growth, reproduction and survival. In aquatic ecosystems, bacteria can contribute significantly to Daphnia diet by supporting, for instances, their high needs for phosphorus. The laboratory feeding of the model organisms Daphnia spp. is algal based, but should be improved to allow their better performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of two planctomycetes, Gemmata obscuriglobus and Rhodopirellula rubra, from exponential and stationary growth phases as alternative or supplementary food source for Daphnia magna...
December 8, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222520/smoking-and-alcohol-drinking-in-relation-to-the-risk-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-population-based-case-control-study-in-china
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Xiaorong Yang, Xingdong Chen, Maoqiang Zhuang, Ziyu Yuan, Shuping Nie, Ming Lu, Li Jin, Weimin Ye
Previous results regarding the associations between esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma (ESCC) risk and smoking/alcohol drinking in high-risk areas are inconsistent. We performed a large population-based case-control study from 2010 to 2013 in a high-incidence area of China, and enrolled 1353 ESCC cases and 1961 controls. Data regarding smoking and alcohol drinking were collected via face-to-face interviews using a structured questionnaire. Odd ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated using unconditional logistic regression models...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222447/structural-abnormalities-in-islets-from-very-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-may-contribute-to-cystic-fibrosis-related-diabetes
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Marika Bogdani, Scott M Blackman, Cecilia Ridaura, Jean-Pierre Bellocq, Alvin C Powers, Lydia Aguilar-Bryan
Cystic fibrosis (CF)-related diabetes (CFRD) is thought to result from beta-cell injury due in part to pancreas exocrine damage and lipofibrosis. CFRD pancreata exhibit reduced islet density and altered cellular composition. To investigate a possible etiology, we tested the hypothesis that such changes are present in CF pancreata before the development of lipofibrosis. We evaluated pancreas and islet morphology in tissues from very young CF children (<4 years of age), and adult patients with CF and CFRD...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222399/pediatric-disorders-of-orthostatic-intolerance
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REVIEW
Julian M Stewart, Jeffrey R Boris, Gisela Chelimsky, Phillip R Fischer, John E Fortunato, Blair P Grubb, Geoffrey L Heyer, Imad T Jarjour, Marvin S Medow, Mohammed T Numan, Paolo T Pianosi, Wolfgang Singer, Sally Tarbell, Thomas C Chelimsky
Orthostatic intolerance (OI), having difficulty tolerating an upright posture because of symptoms or signs that abate when returned to supine, is common in pediatrics. For example, ∼40% of people faint during their lives, half of whom faint during adolescence, and the peak age for first faint is 15 years. Because of this, we describe the most common forms of OI in pediatrics and distinguish between chronic and acute OI. These common forms of OI include initial orthostatic hypotension (which is a frequently seen benign condition in youngsters), true orthostatic hypotension (both neurogenic and nonneurogenic), vasovagal syncope, and postural tachycardia syndrome...
December 8, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222368/novel-lncrna-erbb4-ir-promotes-diabetic-kidney-injury-in-db-db-mice-by-targeting-mir-29b
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Si F Sun, Patrick Mk Tang, Min Feng, Xiao Jun, Xiao R Huang, Ping Li, Ronal Cw Ma, Hui Y Lan
TGF-β/Smad signaling plays an important role in diabetic nephropathy. The present study identified a novel Smad3-dependent long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Erbb4-IR in the development of type-2 diabetic nephropathy (T2DN) in db/db mice. We found that Erbb4-IR was highly expressed in T2DN of db/db mice and was specifically induced by AGE via a Smad3-dependent mechanism. The functional role of Erbb4-IR in T2DN was revealed by kidney-specific silencing of Erbb4-IR to protect against the development of T2DN such as elevated microalbuminuria, serum creatinine and progressive renal fibrosis in db/db mice, and to block AGE-induced collagen I and IV expression in mouse mesangial cells (mMCs) and mouse tubular epithelial cells (mTECs)...
December 8, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222301/optimizing-the-care-model-for-an-uncomplicated-acute-pain-episode-in-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Paul Telfer, Banu Kaya
The pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and natural history of acute pain in sickle cell disease are unique and require a disease-centered approach that also applies general principles of acute and chronic pain management. The majority of acute pain episodes are managed at home without the need to access health care. The long-term consequences of poorly treated acute pain include chronic pain, adverse effects of chronic opioid usage, psychological maladjustment, poor quality of life, and excessive health care utilization...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222294/incorporating-novel-approaches-in-the-management-of-mds-beyond-conventional-hypomethylating-agents
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REVIEW
Olatoyosi Odenike
In the last decade, the treatment of higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) has revolved around the azanucleosides, azacitidine and decitabine, which at lower doses are postulated to work predominantly via their effects on inhibition of DNA methyltransferases and consequent DNA hypomethylation. For patients who relapse after, or do not respond to, hypomethylating agent therapy, the outcome is dismal, and new agents and approaches that have the potential to alter the natural history of these diseases are desperately needed...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222290/chronic-organ-failure-in-adult-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Elliott Vichinsky
Sickle cell disease is now a chronic adult illness characterized by progressive multiorgan failure, particularly involving the brain and kidney. The etiology is multifactorial; it includes hemolysis and nitric oxide deficiency. As patients age, most experience neurologic insult. Twenty-five percent of older adults have had a clinical stroke and at least half of the population have had a silent infarct, cortical atrophy, and neurocognitive impairment. Periodic screening with neuroimaging and neurocognitive testing is recommended...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222288/cardiovascular-complications-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Mark T Gladwin
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an autosomal recessive disease in which homozygosity for a single point mutation in the gene encoding the β-globin chain produces hemoglobin S molecules that polymerize within the erythrocyte during deoxygenation; the result is sustained hemolytic anemia and vaso-occlusive events. As patients live to adulthood, the chronic impact of sustained hemolytic anemia and episodic vaso-occlusive episodes leads to progressive end-organ complications. This scenario culminates in the development of 1 or more major cardiovascular complications of SCD for which there are no approved or consensus therapies...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222287/rigorous-and-practical-quality-indicators-in-sickle-cell-disease-care
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REVIEW
Suzette O Oyeku, Elissa Z Faro
In recent years, several sickle cell-specific quality indicators have been developed using rigorous approaches. A review of the history and current status of the development of sickle cell-specific indicators highlights opportunities for future refinement. Despite efforts at alignment, lack of strong evidence hinders the adoption of current quality indicators across stakeholder groups. There are many directions in which to take the current existing quality indicators, including expanding to different age groups, aims of care such as safety and equity, and better understanding of contextual and environmental factors...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222258/fixed-duration-vs-continuous-therapy-in-multiple-myeloma
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REVIEW
Heinz Ludwig, Niklas Zojer
The introduction of new drugs with less severe toxicity profiles than those of conventional antimyeloma agents allowed the evaluation of continuous therapy compared with fixed duration therapy. In transplant-eligible patients, consolidation therapy with bortezomib or bortezomib-based regimens showed significant progression-free survival (PFS) benefit in cytogenetic standard-risk patients and to a lesser extent, high-risk patients. Continuous therapy with lenalidomide maintenance treatment after autologous stem cell transplantation resulted in a significant survival gain...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222241/inherited-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes-considerations-pre-and-posttransplant
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REVIEW
Blanche P Alter
Patients with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes are usually identified when they develop hematologic complications such as severe bone marrow failure, myelodysplastic syndrome, or acute myeloid leukemia. They often have specific birth defects or other physical abnormalities that suggest a syndrome, and sequencing of specific genes or next-generation sequencing can determine or confirm the particular syndrome. The 4 most frequent syndromes are Fanconi anemia, dyskeratosis congenita, Diamond Blackfan anemia, and Shwachman Diamond syndrome...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222239/aging-hematopoiesis-and-the-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#18
REVIEW
Stephen S Chung, Christopher Y Park
The aging hematopoietic system undergoes numerous changes, including reduced production of red blood cells and lymphocytes as well as a relative increase in the production of myeloid cells. Emerging evidence indicates that many of these changes are due to selection pressures from cell-intrinsic and cell-extrinsic factors that result in clonal shifts in the hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) pool, resulting in predominant HSC clones that exhibit the functional characteristics associated with HSC aging. Given the recent descriptions of clonal hematopoiesis in aged populations, the increased risk of developing hematologic malignancies in individuals with clonal hematopoiesis, and the many similarities in hematopoietic aging and acquired bone marrow failure (BMF) syndromes, such as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), this raises significant questions regarding the relationship between aging hematopoiesis and MDS, including the factors that regulate HSC aging, whether clonal hematopoiesis is required for the development of MDS, and even whether BMF is an inevitable consequence of aging...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222238/clinical-implications-of-somatic-mutations-in-aplastic-anemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndrome-in-genomic-age
#19
REVIEW
Jaroslaw P Maciejewski, Suresh K Balasubramanian
Recent technological advances in genomics have led to the discovery of new somatic mutations and have brought deeper insights into clonal diversity. This discovery has changed not only the understanding of disease mechanisms but also the diagnostics and clinical management of bone marrow failure. The clinical applications of genomics include enhancement of current prognostic schemas, prediction of sensitivity or refractoriness to treatments, and conceptualization and selective application of targeted therapies...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222168/altered-marginal-zone-b-cell-selection-in-the-absence-of-i%C3%AE%C2%BAbns
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Monika Ádori, Gabriel K Pedersen, Csaba Ádori, Elina Erikson, Sharesta Khoenkhoen, Julian M Stark, Jin Huk Choi, Pia Dosenovic, Mikael C I Karlsson, Bruce Beutler, Gunilla B Karlsson Hedestam
Marginal zone (MZ) B cells reside in the splenic MZ and play important roles in T cell-independent humoral immune responses against blood-borne pathogens. IκBNS-deficient bumble mice exhibit a severe reduction in the MZ B compartment but regain an MZ B population with age and, thus, represent a valuable model to examine the biology of MZ B cells. In this article, we characterized the MZ B cell defect in further detail and investigated the nature of the B cells that appear in the MZ of aged bumble mice. Flow cytometry analysis of the splenic transitional B cell subsets demonstrated that MZ B cell development was blocked at the transitional-1 to transitional-2-MZ precursor stage in the absence of functional IκBNS...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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