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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789780/quantitative-motion-analysis-of-tai-chi-chuan-the-upper-extremity-movement
#1
Tsung-Jung Ho, Kuei-Ting Chou, Cheng-Hsuan Li, Bor-Chen Kuo, Tzung-Chi Huang
The quantitative and reproducible analysis of the standard body movement in Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) was performed in this study. We aimed to provide a reference of the upper extremities for standardizing TCC practice. Microsoft Kinect was used to record the motion during the practice of TCC. The preparation form and eight essential forms of TCC performed by an instructor and 101 practitioners were analyzed in this study. The instructor completed an entire TCC practice cycle and performed the cycle 12 times. An entire cycle of TCC was performed by practitioners and images were recorded for statistics analysis...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780584/opening-the-black-box-of-spring-water-microbiology-from-alpine-karst-aquifers-to-support-proactive-drinking-water-resource-management
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REVIEW
Domenico Savio, Philipp Stadler, Georg H Reischer, Alexander K T Kirschner, Katalin Demeter, Rita Linke, Alfred P Blaschke, Regina Sommer, Ulrich Szewzyk, Inés C Wilhartitz, Robert L Mach, Hermann Stadler, Andreas H Farnleitner
Over the past 15 years, pioneering interdisciplinary research has been performed on the microbiology of hydrogeologically well-defined alpine karst springs located in the Northern Calcareous Alps (NCA) of Austria. This article gives an overview on these activities and links them to other relevant research. Results from the NCA springs and comparable sites revealed that spring water harbors abundant natural microbial communities even in aquifers with high water residence times and the absence of immediate surface influence...
May 2018: WIREs. Water
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777928/binding-studies-of-triclocarban-with-bovine-serum-albumin-insights-from-multi-spectroscopy-and-molecular-modeling-methods
#3
Jiao Guan, Xin Yan, Yajing Zhao, Yinhe Sun, Xin Peng
The antimicrobial triclocarban (TCC) is frequently found in various personal care products (PCPs), and recent studies have demonstrated that it shows a high unintended biological activity on humans and wildlife. To evaluate the toxicity of TCC at the protein level, the effect of TCC on bovine serum albumin (BSA) has been investigated using various spectroscopic methods in combination with molecular modeling. Analysis of fluorescence quenching data of BSA revealed the formation of a ground state BSA-TCC complex with a binding constant of 2...
May 9, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765522/establishment-of-preclinical-chemotherapy-models-for-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
#4
Akihiro Ohmoto, Masami Suzuki, Erina Takai, Hirofumi Rokutan, Yuko Fujiwara, Chigusa Morizane, Kazuyoshi Yanagihara, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Shinichi Yachida
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma (GEP-NEC) is a rare and devastating malignancy, and preclinical studies are needed to evaluate potential therapeutic regimens. Here, we examined the antitumor effects of cisplatin (CDDP), etoposide (ETP) and irinotecan (CPT-11) and their combinations on GEP-NEC using three small-cell GEP-NEC cell lines (pancreatic NEC, A99; esophageal NEC, TYUC-1; duodenum NEC, TCC-NECT-2). In vitro studies were conducted using cell viability assays. In vivo experiments were conducted in mice inoculated with A99 or TCC-NECT-2 and treated with no agent, CDDP, CDDP+ETP (EP) or CDDP+CPT-11 (IP)...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752127/implementation-of-next-generation-sequencing-technology-for-somatic-mutation-detection-in-routine-laboratory-practice
#5
Tindaro Giardina, Cleo Robinson, Fabienne Grieu-Iacopetta, Michael Millward, Barry Iacopetta, Dominic Spagnolo, Benhur Amanuel
The introduction of next generation sequencing (NGS) in the routine diagnostic setting is still in the development phase and has been limited by its complexity. Targeted NGS offers an attractive alternative to performing multiple single target assays and is very useful in meeting the increasing clinical demand for testing of multiple genetic aberrations in cancer specimens. To this end, we carried out a blinded validation study on 113 tumours in a diagnostic laboratory and compared mutation results from targeted NGS with those from Sanger sequencing, pyrosequencing, competitive allele specific TaqMan polymerase chain reaction (CAST PCR) and Cobas assays...
May 8, 2018: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742160/characterizing-early-embryonic-development-of-brown-tsaiya-ducks-anas-platyrhynchos-in-comparison-with-taiwan-country-chicken-gallus-gallus-domestics
#6
Chompunut Lumsangkul, Yang-Kwang Fan, Shen-Chang Chang, Jyh-Cherng Ju, Hsin-I Chiang
Avian embryos are among the most convenient and the primary representatives for the study of classical embryology. It is well-known that the hatching time of duck embryos is approximately one week longer than that of chicken embryos. However, the key features associated with the slower embryonic development in ducks have not been adequately described. This study aimed to characterize the pattern and the speed of early embryogenesis in Brown Tsaiya Ducks (BTD) compared with those in Taiwan Country Chicken (TCC) by using growth parameters including embryonic crown-tail length (ECTL), primitive streak formation, somitogenesis, and other development-related parameters, during the first 72 h of incubation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721257/assessment-of-raw-cow-milk-quality-in-smallholder-dairy-farms-in-pemba-island-zanzibar-tanzania
#7
S H Gwandu, H E Nonga, R H Mdegela, A S Katakweba, T S Suleiman, R Ryoba
Milk quality depends on the physicochemical characteristics, hygienic standards, and nutritional quality; however, animal husbandry practices, unhygienic harvesting and processing, may affect its quality. A cross-sectional study was conducted between August 2010 and July 2011 to assess the hygiene of cow milk production environment, raw cow milk physicochemical characteristics, and microbial quality and estimate the prevalence of antimicrobial residues using standard methods in Pemba Island. A total of 98 raw cow milk samples from selected smallholder dairy farms were analyzed, and the judgement on the quality used the East African Standards...
2018: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721181/near-infrared-photoimmunotherapy-targeting-bladder-cancer-with-a-canine-anti-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-antibody
#8
Tadanobu Nagaya, Shuhei Okuyama, Fusa Ogata, Yasuhiro Maruoka, Deborah W Knapp, Sophia N Karagiannis, Judit Fazekas-Singer, Peter L Choyke, Amy K LeBlanc, Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Hisataka Kobayashi
Anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibody therapy is used in EGFR expressing cancers including lung, colon, head and neck, and bladder cancers, however results have been modest. Near infrared photoimmunotherapy (NIR-PIT) is a highly selective tumor treatment that employs an antibody-photo-absorber conjugate which is activated by NIR light. NIR-PIT is in clinical trials in patients with recurrent head and neck cancers using cetuximab-IR700 as the conjugate. However, its use has otherwise been restricted to mouse models...
April 10, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715095/the-immune-checkpoint-molecule-cd200-is-associated-with-tumor-grading-and-metastasis-in-bladder-cancer
#9
Peter Rexin, Alessa Tauchert, Jörg Hänze, Hendrik Heers, Ansgar Schmidt, Rainer Hofmann, Axel Hegele
BACKGROUND: We examined the expression of CD200, a ligand of immune tolerance, in transitional cell carcinoma of the human bladder (TCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CD200 was analyzed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in 90 patients with suspected TCC lesions of the bladder. Expression of CD200 was exemplarily validated by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis. RESULTS: CD200 was detectable at mRNA and protein levels in TCC homogenate and TCC cell lines (T24, UMUC3)...
May 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708484/expanding-an-expanded-genome-long-read-sequencing-of-trypanosoma-cruzi
#10
Luisa Berná, Matias Rodriguez, María Laura Chiribao, Adriana Parodi-Talice, Sebastián Pita, Gastón Rijo, Fernando Alvarez-Valin, Carlos Robello
Although the genome of Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, was first made available in 2005, with additional strains reported later, the intrinsic genome complexity of this parasite (the abundance of repetitive sequences and genes organized in tandem) has traditionally hindered high-quality genome assembly and annotation. This also limits diverse types of analyses that require high degrees of precision. Long reads generated by third-generation sequencing technologies are particularly suitable to address the challenges associated with T...
April 30, 2018: Microbial Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704805/advanced-data-mining-approaches-in-the-assessment-of-urinary-concentrations-of-bisphenols-chlorophenols-parabens-and-benzophenones-in-brazilian-children-and-their-association-to-dna-damage
#11
Bruno A Rocha, Alexandros G Asimakopoulos, Masato Honda, Nattane L da Costa, Rommel M Barbosa, Fernando Barbosa, Kurunthachalam Kannan
Human exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) has received considerable attention over the last three decades. However, little is known about the influence of co-exposure to multiple EDCs on effect-biomarkers such as oxidative stress in Brazilian children. In this study, concentrations of 40 EDCs were determined in urine samples collected from 300 Brazilian children of ages 6-14 years and data were analyzed by advanced data mining techniques. Oxidative DNA damage was evaluated from the urinary concentrations of 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8OHDG)...
April 25, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690529/aerobic-mesophilic-coliform-escherichia-coli-and-staphylococcus-aureus-counts-of-raw-meat-from-the-formal-and-informal-meat-sectors-in-south-africa
#12
Ishmael Festus Jaja, Ezekiel Green, Voster Muchenje
Foodborne disease (FBD) is a global public health concern, and foods from animal sources have been associated with outbreaks of food-related illness. In this study, animal carcasses from the two abattoirs (HT1 and HT2) in the formal meat sector (FMS) and slaughter points in the informal meat sector (INMS) were examined at two stages of slaughter (before washing and after washing) for aerobic colony counts (ACC) and total viable count (TCC), as well as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus count. At each stage, carcasses were sampled by swabbing at the neck, brisket, flank, and rump...
April 21, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683202/placental-inflammation-in-pre-eclampsia-by-nod-like-receptor-protein-nlrp-3-inflammasome-activation-in-trophoblasts
#13
G S Stødle, G B Silva, L H Tangerås, L M Gierman, I Nervik, U E Dahlberg, C Sun, M H Aune, L C V Thomsen, L Bjørge, A-C Iversen
Pre-eclampsia is associated with increased levels of cholesterol and uric acid and an inflamed placenta expressing danger-sensing pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Crystalline cholesterol and uric acid activate the PRR Nod-like receptor protein (NLRP)3 inflammasome to release interleukin (IL)-1β and result in vigorous inflammation. We aimed to characterize crystal-induced NLRP3 activation in placental inflammation and examine its role in pre-eclampsia. We confirmed that serum total cholesterol and uric acid were elevated in pre-eclamptic compared to healthy pregnancies and correlated positively to high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and the pre-eclampsia marker soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1)...
April 23, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678669/using-big-data-in-oncology-to-prospectively-impact-clinical-patient-care-a-proof-of-concept-study
#14
Vérène Dougoud-Chauvin, Jae Jin Lee, Edgardo Santos, Vonetta L Williams, Nicolò M L Battisti, Kavita Ghia, Marina Sehovic, Cortlin Croft, Jongphil Kim, Lodovico Balducci, Julie A Kish, Martine Extermann
OBJECTIVE: Big Data is widely seen as a major opportunity for progress in the practice of personalized medicine, attracting the attention from medical societies and presidential teams alike as it offers a unique opportunity to enlarge the base of evidence, especially for older patients underrepresented in clinical trials. This study prospectively assessed the real-time availability of clinical cases in the Health & Research Informatics Total Cancer Care™ (TCC) database matching community patients with cancer, and the impact of such a consultation on treatment...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675848/the-role-of-barrels-1-and-2-in-the-enzymatic-activity-of-factor-xiii-a
#15
E L Hethershaw, Penelope J Adamson, Kerrie A Smith, Whitney N Goldsberry, Richard J Pease, Sheena E Radford, Peter J Grant, Robert A S Ariëns, Muriel C Maurer, Helen Philippou
BACKGROUND: Factor XIII (FXIII) is composed of an activation peptide segment, a β-sandwich domain, a catalytic core, and finally β-barrels 1 and 2. FXIII is activated following cleavage of its A-subunits by thrombin. The resultant transglutaminase activity leads to increased resistance of fibrin clots to fibrinolysis. OBJECTIVES: To assess the functional roles of β-barrels 1 and 2 in FXIII, we expressed and characterised the full-length FXIII-A subunit (FXIII-A) and variants truncated to residue 628 [truncated to β-barrel 1 (TB1)], 515 [truncated to catalytic core (TCC)] and 184 [truncated to β-sandwich (TBS)]...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674849/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-related-to-fluoroquinolone-and-aminoglycoside-resistance-in-mycobacterium-avium-isolates
#16
Hui Pang, Kanglin Wan, Lin Wei
Objective: The relationships between fluoroquinolone and aminoglycoside resistance and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in gyrA , gyrB , and rpsL genes were investigated in 95 clinical isolates of Mycobacterium avium from China. Methods: Fluoroquinolone and aminoglycoside resistance were determined by the broth microdilution method. GyrA , gyrB , and rpsL were sequenced, SNPs were identified, and the corresponding amino acid mutations were recorded. Results: The M...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663490/body-size-dependent-bioaccumulation-tissue-distribution-trophic-and-maternal-transfer-of-phenolic-endocrine-disrupting-contaminants-in-a-freshwater-ecosystem
#17
Xianzhi Peng, Ke Zheng, Jun Liu, Yujuan Fan, Caiming Tang, Songsong Xiong
Parabens, bisphenol A (BPA), triclosan (TCS), and triclocarban (TCC) are recognized endocrine disrupting contaminants (EDCs) and their occurrence in the environment has attracted increasing concerns. Body-size dependent bioaccumulation, tissue distribution, trophic magnification, and maternal transfer of methy-, ethyl-, propyl-, and butylparabens, 2-phenylphenol (PHP), BPA, TCS, and TCC were investigated in freshwater fish of the Pearl River catchment, China. Most of the EDCs were detected in more than half of the biota samples, ranging from not detected to 6750 ng g-1 lipid weight (lw), with median concentrations of 5-72 ng g-1 lw...
April 16, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662781/the-effect-of-chinese-martial-arts-tai-chi-chuan-on-prevention-of-osteoporosis-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Tsz Ho Chow, Bo Yee Lee, Adrian Bing Fung Ang, Veronica Yi Ki Cheung, Michelle Man Ching Ho, Saori Takemura
Background/Objective: Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) is suggested to have beneficial effects on the musculoskeletal system. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the evidence of the effect of TCC on bone mineral density (BMD) and its potential for prevention of osteoporosis. Methods: A literature search was conducted using PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases from inception to January 2017. Randomized controlled studies, case-control trials, prospective cohort studies, and cross-sectional studies which evaluated the effect of TCC on BMD were selected without any subject or language restriction...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661082/endoscopic-resection-of-different-types-of-talocalcaneal-coalition
#19
Wael Aldahshan, Adel Hamed, Faisal Elsherief, Ashraf Mohamed Abdelaziz
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to describe the technique of endoscopic resection of talocalcaneal coalition (TCC) by using 2 posterior portals and to report the outcomes of endoscopic resection of different types and sites of TCC. METHODS: An interventional prospective study was conducted on 20 feet in 18 consecutive patients who were diagnosed by computed tomography to have TCC for which nonoperative treatment had failed and endoscopic resection was performed...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651250/efficacy-of-stochastic-vestibular-stimulation-to-improve-locomotor-performance-during-adaptation-to-visuomotor-and-somatosensory-distortion
#20
David R Temple, Yiri E De Dios, Charles S Layne, Jacob J Bloomberg, Ajitkumar P Mulavara
Astronauts exposed to microgravity face sensorimotor challenges affecting balance control when readapting to Earth's gravity upon return from spaceflight. Small amounts of electrical noise applied to the vestibular system have been shown to improve balance control during standing and walking under discordant sensory conditions in healthy subjects, likely by enhancing information transfer through the phenomenon of stochastic resonance. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that imperceptible levels of stochastic vestibular stimulation (SVS) could improve short-term adaptation to a locomotor task in a novel sensory discordant environment...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
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