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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717240/elemental-compositions-of-lichens-from-duolun-county-inner-mongolia-china-origin-road-effect-and-species-difference
#1
Hua-Jie Liu, Jing-Gong Wang, Yu Xia, Meng-Jie Yang, Si-Wa Liu, Liang-Cheng Zhao, Xiu-Ping Guo, Yun-Jun Jiang, Xin Li, Qing-Feng Wu, Shi-Bo Fang
To assess the response of lichen elemental compositions to road traffic and species difference in the context of high dust input and anthropogenic emissions, two foliose epiphytic lichens (Phaeophyscia hirtuosa, PHh; Candelaria fibrosa, CAf) were sampled near a road adjacent to Dolon Nor Town (Duolun County, Inner Mongolia, China). Twenty elements (Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Pb, Sb, Sr, Ti, V and Zn) in lichen and surface soil samples were analysed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS)...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716436/frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-among-men-a%C3%A2-clinicopathologic-study-of-7-cases
#2
Stanislav N Tolkachjov, Hafsa M Chaudhry, Michael J Camilleri, Rochelle R Torgerson
BACKGROUND: Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a lichen planopilaris-variant scarring alopecia that has rarely been described in men. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinicopathologic findings of FFA in men by studying a series of 7 male patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all cases of male patients with FFA at the Mayo Clinic from 1992 to 2016. RESULTS: Seven male patients with FFA were identified...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712412/the-relationship-between-levels-of-salivary-and-serum-interleukin-6-and-oral-lichen-planus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jinglong Liu, Quan Shi, Shuo Yang, Qianxin Wang, Juan Xu, Bin Guo
BACKGROUND: The relationship between levels of salivary and serum interleukin (IL)-6 and oral lichen planus (OLP) is not understood fully. The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare levels of salivary and serum IL-6 among people with OLP and healthy control participants. METHODS: The authors searched the literature for studies whose investigators had evaluated the relationships between IL-6 and OLP before treatment. The authors used meta-analysis to compare the standardized mean differences (SMD) of the levels of salivary and serum IL-6 between people who had OLP and people who did not have OLP and between patients with erosive OLP and patients with nonerosive OLP...
July 13, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711823/using-nitrogen-concentration-and-isotopic-composition-in-lichens-to-spatially-assess-the-relative-contribution-of-atmospheric-nitrogen-sources-in-complex-landscapes
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P Pinho, C Barros, S Augusto, M J Pereira, C Máguas, C Branquinho
Reactive nitrogen (Nr) is an important driver of global change, causing alterations in ecosystem biodiversity and functionality. Environmental assessments require monitoring the emission and deposition of both the amount and types of Nr. This is especially important in heterogeneous landscapes, as different land-cover types emit particular forms of Nr to the atmosphere, which can impact ecosystems distinctively. Such assessments require high spatial resolution maps that also integrate temporal variations, and can only be feasibly achieved by using ecological indicators...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706561/automatic-detection-of-epilepsy-and-seizure-using-multiclass-sparse-extreme-learning-machine-classification
#5
Yuanfa Wang, Zunchao Li, Lichen Feng, Chuang Zheng, Wenhao Zhang
An automatic detection system for distinguishing normal, ictal, and interictal electroencephalogram (EEG) signals is of great help in clinical practice. This paper presents a three-class classification system based on discrete wavelet transform (DWT) and the nonlinear sparse extreme learning machine (SELM) for epilepsy and epileptic seizure detection. Three-level lifting DWT using Daubechies order 4 wavelet is introduced to decompose EEG signals into delta, theta, alpha, and beta subbands. Considering classification accuracy and computational complexity, the maximum and standard deviation values of each subband are computed to create an eight-dimensional feature vector...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706407/incidence-of-oral-lichen-planus-in-perimenopausal-women-a-cross-sectional-study-in-western-uttar-pradesh-population
#6
Ravi Prakash Sasankoti Mohan, Akanksha Gupta, Nagaraju Kamarthi, Sangeeta Malik, Sumit Goel, Swati Gupta
BACKGROUND: Hormonal fluctuations during menopause lead to endocrine changes in women, especially in their sex steroid hormone production. Studies have documented the role of estrogen and progesterone (Pg) on autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Lichen planus (LP), an autoimmune disorder, seen frequently in perimenopausal women, may also get affected by sex steroid hormones, but no direct relationship has been established yet...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706405/vulvar-lichen-sclerosus-et-atrophicus
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REVIEW
Pragya Ashok Nair
Vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis characterized by ivory-white plaques or patches with glistening surface commonly affecting the vulva and anus. Common symptoms are irritation, soreness, dyspareunia, dysuria, and urinary or fecal incontinence. Anogenital lichen sclerosus (LS) is characterized by porcelain-white atrophic plaques, which may become confluent extending around the vulval and perianal skin in a figure of eight configuration. Thinning and shrinkage of the genital area make coitus, urination, and defecation painful...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705517/lichen-aureus-a-congenital-case
#8
O Corral Magaña, J Escalas Taberner, A Bauzá Alonso, A Martin-Santiago
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 11, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705509/cytochalasin-e-in-the-lichen-pleurosticta-acetabulum-anti-proliferative-activity-against-human-ht-29-colorectal-cancer-cells-and-quantitative-variability
#9
Sylvie Delebassée, Lengo A Mambu, Emilie Pinault, Yves Champavier, Bertrand Liagre, Marion Millot
A biological screening of sixteen lichen extracts on human HT-29 colorectal cancer cells, led to the selection of Pleurosticta acetabulum, a lichen widely present in tree barks in Europe. Bioguided purification of the acetonic extract resulted in the isolation of cytochalasin E, a common fungal metabolite. This compound is responsible for the anti-proliferative activity of the extract. Its presence in lichens is reported here for the first time. LC-MS quantitation of cytochalasin E in different samples of P...
July 10, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705287/generalized-discoid-lupus-erythematosus-as-the-presenting-sign-of-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
#10
Tania M Gonzalez Santiago, David A Wetter, Garrett C Lowe, Gabriel F Sciallis
A 46-year-old woman with a 30 pack-year smoking history presented with a worsening eruption on the left cheek that failed to improve with metronidazole gel. The cutaneous eruption spread to most of her face and did not respond to a brief tapering course of prednisone. During the initial evaluation at our institution, approximately 6 weeks after the onset of the cutaneous eruption, the patient had erythematous, crusted plaques on her face and scalp (Figure 1A); they were also present on the V-area of the anterior aspect of the neck and upper region of the chest, the shoulders, and the arms, with isolated lesions on the trunk and legs...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704942/specialized-metabolites-of-the-lichen-vulpicida-pinastri-act-as-photoprotective-agents
#11
Béatrice Legouin, Françoise Lohézic-Le Dévéhat, Solenn Ferron, Isabelle Rouaud, Pierre Le Pogam, Laurence Cornevin, Michel Bertrand, Joël Boustie
The extreme resiliency of lichens to UV radiations makes them an interesting model to find new photoprotective agents acting as UV-blockers and antioxidant. In this research, using a new in vitro method designed to overcome the shortage of material associated to many studies dealing with natural products, we show that the three major compounds isolated from the lichen Vulpicida pinastri, vulpinic acid, pinastric acid and usnic acid, were UV blocker agents. Antioxidant assays evidenced superoxide anion scavenging activity...
July 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702966/possible-role-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-diseases-of-dermatological-interest
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C Guarneri, J Lotti, M Fioranelli, M G Roccia, T Lotti, F Guarneri
Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative, flagellate, microaerophilic bacterium identified for the first time about 30 years ago, as a pathogenic factor of gastritis and peptic ulcer. Soon after, it was linked to several gastrointestinal and extra-gastrointestinal diseases (hematological, cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary and ocular diseases, obesity, diabetes mellitus, growth retardation and extragastric MALT lymphoma). Association and possible cause-effect correlation with H. pylori infection were suggested in diseases of dermatological interest such as chronic urticaria, rosacea, Henoch-Schoenleins purpura, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, cutaneous and oral lichen planus, atopic dermatitis, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, systemic sclerosis, psoriasis, Sjögrens syndrome, Behçet's disease, pruritus, alopecia areata, primary cutaneous marginal zone B-cell lymphomas, vitiligo, chronic prurigo, multiformis, prurigo nodularis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, prurigo pigmentosa, eczema nummulare, primary cutaneous MALT-type lymphoma, sublamina densa-type linear IgA bullous dermatosis, Sweet's syndrome, cutaneous T-cell pseudolymphoma and pemphigus vulgaris...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702906/physiological-and-ultrastructural-effects-of-acute-ozone-fumigation-in-the-lichen-xanthoria-parietina-the-role-of-parietin-and-hydration-state
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Andrea Vannini, Luca Paoli, Sara Ceccarelli, Sergio Sorbo, Adriana Basile, Vincenzo Carginale, Cristina Nali, Giacomo Lorenzini, Mario Pica, Stefano Loppi
The physiological and ultrastructural effects induced by acute exposure to ozone (O3) were investigated in the lichen Xanthoria parietina. Our working hypothesis was that parietin content and hydration of the thalli may play a role in the modulation of the effects of O3 exposure. Four batches of X. parietina samples, dry and wet, with (P+) and without (P-) parietin, were fumigated for 1 h with 3 ppm O3. The effects of O3 were assessed immediately after the fumigation and after one week of recovery under controlled conditions...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702063/salivary-levels-of-interleukin-8-in-oral-lichen-planus-and-diabetic-patients-a-biochemical-study
#14
Atefeh Tavangar, Parichehr Ghalayani, Mahsa Abbasi Boroujeni, Fereshteh Sadat Ghoreishian
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the salivary levels of interleukin-8 (IL-8) in oral lichen planus (OLP) and diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, and OLP + DM patients in comparison with healthy individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 75 patients (30 with OLP, 5 with both OLP and DM, 20 with DM and 20 healthy controls). The salivary levels of IL-8 and fasting blood sugar and 2-h postprandial blood glucose levels were measured in all the subjects...
May 2017: Dental Research Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701998/thyroid-autoimmunity-and-lichen
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REVIEW
Fabrizio Guarneri, Roberta Giuffrida, Flavia Di Bari, Serafinella Patrizia Cannavò, Salvatore Benvenga
Lichen planus (LP) and lichen sclerosus (LS) are cutaneous-mucous diseases with uncertain epidemiology. Current data, which are likely to be underestimated, suggest a prevalence in the general population of 0.1-4% for cutaneous LP, 1.27-2.0% for oral LP, and 0.1-3.3% for LS. While etiology of lichen is still unknown, clinical and histological evidence show an (auto)immune pathogenesis. Association of lichen with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) has been investigated in few studies. This association appears better defined in the case of LS, while is more controversial for LP...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701808/assembly-patterns-of-soil-dwelling-lichens-after-glacier-retreat-in-the-european-alps
#16
Juri Nascimbene, Helmut Mayrhofer, Matteo Dainese, Peter Othmar Bilovitz
AIM: To assess the spatial-temporal dynamics of primary succession following deglaciation in soil-dwelling lichen communities. LOCATION: European Alps (Austria, Switzerland and Italy). METHODS: Five glacier forelands subjected to relevant glacier retreat during the last century were investigated. In each glacier foreland, three successional stages were selected at increasing distance from the glacier, corresponding to a gradient of time since deglaciation between 25 and 160 years...
June 2017: Journal of Biogeography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701399/selective-expression-of-ccr10-and-cxcr3-by-circulating-human-hsv-specific-cd8-t-cells
#17
Michael T Hensel, Tao Peng, Anqi Cheng, Stephen C De Rosa, Anna Wald, Kerry J Laing, Lichen Jing, Lichun Dong, Amalia S Magaret, David M Koelle
Herpes simplex virus type (HSV) infection is restricted to epithelial cells and neurons and is controlled by CD8 T-cells. These cells both traffic to epithelial sites of recurrent lytic infection and to ganglia, and persist at the dermal-epidermal junction for up to 12 weeks after lesion resolution. We previously showed that cutaneous lymphocyte-associated antigen (CLA), a functional E-selectin ligand (ESL), is selectively expressed on circulating HSV-2-specific CD8 T-cells. CLA/ESL mediates adhesion of T-cells to inflamed vascular endothelium...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700682/circumscription-of-the-genus-lepra-a-recently-resurrected-genus-to-accommodate-the-variolaria-group-of-pertusaria-sensu-lato-pertusariales-ascomycota
#18
Xinli Wei, Imke Schmitt, Brendan Hodkinson, Adam Flakus, Martin Kukwa, Pradeep K Divakar, Paul M Kirika, Jürgen Otte, Anjuli Meiser, H Thorsten Lumbsch
Pertusarialean lichens include more than 300 species belonging to several independent phylogenetic lineages. Only some of these phylogenetic clades have been comprehensively sampled for molecular data, and formally described as genera. Here we present a taxonomic treatment of a group of pertusarialean lichens formerly known as "Pertusaria amara-group", "Monomurata-group", or "Variolaria-group", which includes widespread and well-known taxa such as P. amara, P. albescens, or P. ophthalmiza. We generated a 6-locus data set with 79 OTUs representing 75 species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697228/lichenoid-dermatitis-from-interferon-alpha-2a-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-seronegative-hcv
#19
Amelia E Bush, Sharon R Hymes, Sirunya Silapunt
<p>Cutaneous reactions to interferon, including a lichenoid drug reaction, are most commonly reported in patients undergoing treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. There have been case reports of interferon-induced lichen planus in seronegative HCV patients with lymphoproliferative disorders and melanoma. We report the case of a 71-year-old man undergoing treatment with interferon for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who developed an eruption 2 months after starting interferon. Clinical and histological findings from biopsies supported a diagnosis of interferon-induced lichen planus...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696720/bacterial-production-of-a-pederin-analogue-by-a-free-living-marine-alphaproteobacterium
#20
Carmen Schleissner, Librada M Cañedo, Pilar Rodríguez, Cristina Crespo, Paz Zúñiga, Ana Peñalver, Fernando de la Calle, Carmen Cuevas
The polyketide pederin family are cytotoxic compounds isolated from insects, lichen, and marine sponges. During the past decade, different uncultivable bacteria symbionts have been proposed as the real producers of these compounds, such as those found in insects, lichen, and marine sponges, and their trans-AT polyketide synthase gene clusters have been identified. Herein we report the isolation and biological activities of a new analogue of the pederin family, compound 1, from the culture of a marine heterotrophic alphaproteobacterium, Labrenzia sp...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
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