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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811690/biochemical-profile-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-patients-in-eastern-india-with-histopathological-correlation
#1
Manorama Swain, Preetam Nath, Prasant Kumar Parida, Jimmy Narayan, Pradeep Kumar Padhi, Girish Kumar Pati, Ayaskanta Singh, Bijay Misra, Debasis Misra, Sanjib Kumar Kar, Manas Kumar Panigrahi, Chudamani Meher, Omprakash Agrawal, Niranjan Rout, Kaumudee Pattnaik, Pallavi Bhuyan, Pramila Kumari Mishra, Shivaram Prasad Singh
Aminotransferase assay is often used as a screening test as well as an endpoint for resolution of disease in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship of transaminase level with metabolic variables and histology in NAFLD. Single center observational study was conducted in a gastroenterology clinic at Cuttack in coastal Odisha. Subjects were consecutive patients presenting with functional bowel disease and undergoing abdominal sonography. All participants were evaluated for the presence of metabolic syndrome (MS), insulin resistance, liver function test and lipid profile...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810222/bio-electro-oxidation-of-indigo-carmine-by-using-microporous-activated-carbon-fiber-felt-as-anode-and-bioreactor-support
#2
Luane Ferreira Garcia, Ana Claudia Rodrigues Siqueira, Germán Sanz Lobón, Jossano Saldanha Marcuzzo, Benevides Costa Pessela, Eduardo Mendez, Telma Alves Garcia, Eric de Souza Gil
The bioremediation and electro-oxidation (EO) processes are included among the most promising cleaning and decontamination mechanisms of water. The efficiency of bioremediation is dictated by the biological actuator for a specific substrate, its suitable immobilization and all involved biochemical concepts. The EO performance is defined by the anode efficiency to perform the complete mineralization of target compounds and is highlighted by the low or null use of reagent. Recently, the combination of both technologies has been proposed...
August 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808590/genesis-and-maintenance-of-attentional-biases-the-role-of-the-locus-coeruleus-noradrenaline-system
#3
REVIEW
Mana R Ehlers, Rebecca M Todd
Emotionally arousing events are typically better remembered than mundane ones, in part because emotionally relevant aspects of our environment are prioritized in attention. Such biased attentional tuning is itself the result of associative processes through which we learn affective and motivational relevance of cues. We propose that the locus coeruleus-noradrenaline (LC-NA) system plays an important role in the genesis of attentional biases through associative learning processes as well as their maintenance...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808383/chemopreventive-potential-of-major-flavonoid-compound-of-methanolic-bark-extract-of-saraca-asoca-roxb-in-benzene-induced-toxicity-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-mice
#4
Manas Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Mithun Shaw, Debjani Nath
BACKGROUND: Saraca asoca (SA) (Roxb.) is one of the folk medicinal plants found in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Its major biological activity appears due to the presence of flavonoid group of compounds in its bark extract. OBJECTIVE: In this study, our research aims to analyze the chemopreventive effect of flavonoids, especially a natural phenol catechin present in the bark methanolic extract of SA on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The total bark extract was partitioned and analyzed on thin-layer chromatography (TLC) plate...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807790/the-functional-domains-for-bax%C3%A2-2-aggregate-mediated-caspase-8-dependent-cell-death
#5
Adriana Mañas, Sheng Wang, Adam Nelson, Jiajun Li, Yu Zhao, Huaiyuan Zhang, Aislinn Davis, Bingqing Xie, Natalia Maltsev, Jialing Xiang
Bax∆2 is a functional pro-apoptotic Bax isoform having alterations in its N-terminus, but sharing the rest of its sequence with Baxα. Bax∆2 is unable to target mitochondria due to the loss of helix α1. Instead, it forms cytosolic aggregates and activates caspase 8. However, the functional domain(s) responsible for BaxΔ2 behavior have remained elusive. Here we show that disruption of helix α1 makes Baxα mimic the behavior of Bax∆2. However, the other alterations in the Bax∆2 N-terminus have no significant impact on aggregation or cell death...
August 11, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806643/mixed-ligand-aroylhydrazone-and-n-donor-heterocyclic-lewis-base-cu-ii-complexes-as-potential-antiproliferative-agents
#6
Manas Sutradhar, Rajeshwari, Tannistha Roy Barman, Alexandra R Fernandes, Fabiana Paradinha, Catarina Roma-Rodrigues, M Fátima C Guedes da Silva, Armando J L Pombeiro
A series of four mixed ligand aroylhydrazone and N-donor heterocyclic Lewis base Cu(II) complexes [CuL(X)]2 [L refers to the dianionic form of (5-bromo-2-hydroxybenzylidene)-2-hydroxybenzohydrazide; X=pyrazine (Pz; 1), pyridine (Py; 2), imidazole (Imz; 3) and 3-pyridinecarbonitrile (3-PyCN; 4)] has been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, various spectroscopic techniques and X-ray crystallography (for 1, 2 and 4). The antiproliferative effect of complexes 1-4 was examined in 4 human tumor cell lines (ovarian carcinoma (A2780), colorectal carcinoma (HCT116), lung adenocarcinoma (A549) and breast adenocarcinoma (MCF7)) and in normal human primary Fibroblasts...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802827/the-novel-heme-dependent-inducible-protein-srrd-regulates-heme-biosynthesis-and-circadian-rhythms
#7
Yuka Adachi, Mana Umeda, Asako Kawazoe, Tetsuya Sato, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Sakihito Kitajima, Shingo Izawa, Ikuko Sagami, Shigeru Taketani
Heme plays a role in the regulation of the expression of genes related to circadian rhythms and heme metabolism. In order to identify new heme-regulated proteins, an RNA sequence analysis using mouse NIH3T3 cells treated without or with 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) was performed. Among the changes observed in the levels of various mRNAs including heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and ALA synthase-1 (ALAS1), a mouse homologue of the plant circadian-regulating protein SRR1, SRR1 domain containing (SRRD) was induced by the ALA treatment...
August 9, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801915/manganese-and-1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium-mpp-induced-neurotoxicity-indicate-differences-in-morphological-electrophysiological-and-genome-wide-alterations-implications-for-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease
#8
Rajeswara Babu Mythri, Narayana Reddy Raghunath, Santosh Chandrakant Narwade, Mirazkar DasharathaRao Pandareesh, Kollarkandi Rajesh Sabitha, Mohamad Aiyaz, Bipin Chand, Manas Sule, Krittika Ghosh, Senthil Kumar, Bhagyalakshmi Shankarappa, Soundarya Soundararajan, Phalguni Anand Alladi, Meera Purushottam, Narayanappa Gayathri, Deepti Dileep Deobagkar, Thenkanidiyoor Rao Laxmi, Srinivas Bharath Muchukunte Mukunda
Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (iPD) and manganese-induced atypical Parkinsonism are characterized by movement disorder and nigrostriatal pathology. Although clinical features, brain region involved and responsiveness to levodopa distinguish both, differences at the neuronal level are largely unknown. We studied the morphological, neurophysiological and molecular differences in dopaminergic neurons exposed to the PD toxin 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP(+) ) and manganese (Mn) followed by validation in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) and Mn mouse models...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801812/a%C3%A2-synopsis-of-the-history-of-hansen-s-disease
#9
Raissa Gonçalves Couto Dal Secco, Katlein França, David Castillo, Mana AlHarbi, Torello Lotti, Massimo Fioranelli, Maria Grazia Roccia
Leprosy is a contagious infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae. This microorganism was discovered by Dr. Gerhard Hansen, and the illness was then baptized as Hansen's disease. For a long time, Hansen's disease was thought to be hereditary-a curse or a punishment from God. The disease affects skin and nerves and can cause severe damage. Due to its destructive effects, leprosy has caused fear, segregation, and prejudice in all societies since Biblical times. Patients with Hansen's disease have not been treated humanely around the world throughout the ages...
August 11, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796200/new-infant-cranium-from-the-african-miocene-sheds-light-on-ape-evolution
#10
Isaiah Nengo, Paul Tafforeau, Christopher C Gilbert, John G Fleagle, Ellen R Miller, Craig Feibel, David L Fox, Josh Feinberg, Kelsey D Pugh, Camille Berruyer, Sara Mana, Zachary Engle, Fred Spoor
The evolutionary history of extant hominoids (humans and apes) remains poorly understood. The African fossil record during the crucial time period, the Miocene epoch, largely comprises isolated jaws and teeth, and little is known about ape cranial evolution. Here we report on the, to our knowledge, most complete fossil ape cranium yet described, recovered from the 13 million-year-old Middle Miocene site of Napudet, Kenya. The infant specimen, KNM-NP 59050, is assigned to a new species of Nyanzapithecus on the basis of its unerupted permanent teeth, visualized by synchrotron imaging...
August 9, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790794/varicella-bullosa-in-an-adult
#11
Preema Sinha, Saikat Bhattacharjee, Manas Chatterjee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783012/optimisation-of-fuel-reduction-burning-regimes-for-carbon-water-and-vegetation-outcomes
#12
REVIEW
Mana Gharun, Malcolm Possell, Tina L Bell, Mark A Adams
Fire plays a critical role in biodiversity, carbon balance, soil erosion, and nutrient and hydrological cycles. While empirical evidence shows that fuel reduction burning can reduce the incidence, severity and extent of unplanned fires in Australia and elsewhere, the integration of environmental values into fire management operations is not well-defined and requires further research and development. In practice, the priority for fuel reduction burning is effective mitigation of risk to life and property. Environmental management objectives, including maintenance of high quality water, reduction of CO2 emissions and conservation of biodiversity can be constrained by this priority...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774805/organically-modified-clay-supported-chitosan-hydroxyapatite-zinc-oxide-nanocomposites-with-enhanced-mechanical-and-biological-properties-for-the-application-in-bone-tissue-engineering
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Arundhati Bhowmick, Sovan Lal Banerjee, Nilkamal Pramanik, Piyali Jana, Tapas Mitra, Arumugam Gnanamani, Manas Das, Patit Paban Kundu
The objective of this study is to design biomimetic organically modified montmorillonite clay (OMMT) supported chitosan/hydroxyapatite-zinc oxide (CTS/HAP-ZnO) nanocomposites (ZnCMH I-III) with improved mechanical and biological properties compared to previously reported CTS/OMMT/HAP composite. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy were used to analyze the composition and surface morphology of the prepared nanocomposites...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766760/the-methylation-status-and-expression-of-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-is-significantly-high-in-oral-carcinogenesis
#14
Kazuya Haraguchi, Naomi Yada, Shinobu Sato, Manabu Habu, Mana Hayakawa, Osamu Takahashi, Masaaki Sasaguri, Shigeori Takenaka, Izumi Yoshioka, Kou Matsuo, Kazuhiro Tominaga
Telomerase activity is present in most cancers and is tightly regulated by the expression of human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT). Hypermethylation in the promoter region of hTERT contributes to the regulation of hTERT expression. In this study, we investigated the methylation and expression of hTERT in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), oral leukoplakia, and normal oral mucosa. Furthermore, we investigated the significance of hTERT to the clinicopathological findings of OSCC. 35 OSCC, 50 oral leukoplakia (epithelial dysplasia n = 25, squamous cell hyperplasia n = 25), and 10 normal oral mucosa samples were investigated through methylation-specific PCR...
September 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752103/evaluation-of-viral-surrogate-markers-for-study-of-pathogen-dissemination-during-simulations-of-patient-care
#15
Heba Alhmidi, Amrita John, Thriveen C Mana, Sreelatha Koganti, Jennifer L Cadnum, Melissa B Shelton, Curtis J Donskey
During patient care simulations, cauliflower mosaic virus DNA and bacteriophage MS2 performed similarly as surrogate markers of pathogen dissemination. These markers disseminated to the environment in a manner similar to Clostridium difficile spores but were more frequently detected on skin and clothing of personnel after personal protective equipment removal.
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751397/genome-sequence-of-ophidiomyces-ophiodiicola-an-emerging-fungal-pathogen-of-snakes
#16
Mana Ohkura, Robert R Fitak, Jennifer H Wisecaver, Dan DeBlasio, Faheem Niazi, Michael Egholm, Steven D Rounsley, Chinnappa D Kodira, Marc J Orbach
Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, which belongs to the order Onygenales, is an emerging fungal pathogen of snakes in the United States. This study reports the 21.9-Mb genome sequence of an isolate of this reptilian pathogen obtained from a black racer snake in Pennsylvania.
July 27, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750865/human-head-lice-and-pubic-lice-reveal-the-presence-of-several-acinetobacter-species-in-algiers-algeria
#17
Nassima Mana, Meriem Louni, Philippe Parola, Idir Bitam
There are two majorspecies of medically important lice that parasitize humans: Phthirus pubis, found in pubic hair, and Pediculus humanus. Pediculus humanus consists of two eco types that live in specific niches on the human host: body lice (Pediculus humanus humanus), found on the human body and clothing, and head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis), found on the scalp. To date, only body lice are known to be vectors of human disease; however, it has recently been reported that the DNA of several bacterial agents has been detected in head lice, raising questions about their role in the transmission of pathogens...
August 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748131/an-in-vitro-investigation-of-immunomodulatory-properties-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-and-l-delbrueckii-cells-and-their-extracellular-polysaccharides
#18
Mana Kishimoto, Ryohei Nomoto, Masashi Mizuno, Ro Osawa
Many probiotic lactobacilli and their extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) have beneficial immunological properties. However, it is unclear how they elicit the host immune response. We thus investigated the immunological properties of UV-killed Lactobacillus delbrueckii TU-1 and L. plantarum KM-9 cells as well as their extracellular polysaccharides (EPSs). High-performance liquid chromatography and ion exchange chromatography analyses showed that their EPSs differ in sugar composition and sugar fractionation...
2017: Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743202/is-fertility-associated-with-the-number-of-siblings-of-the-couple-evidence-from-india
#19
Manas Ranjan Pradhan, Jitendra Gouda
The influence of family on an individual's fertility has long been an important topic of interest in fertility research. Although studies conducted mostly in developed countries found a significant bearing of fertility of the parents on the fertility of the children, there is a lack of formal research around this topic in India. The present study analyses the effect of sibling size of husband and wife on the completed family size of women using information of 5506 ever-married women aged 45-49 years incorporated in the India Human Development Survey-II (2011-2012)...
July 26, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743197/evaluation-of-parkinson-s-disease-by-neuromelanin-sensitive-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-123-i-fp-cit-spect
#20
Keita Kuya, Toshihide Ogawa, Yuki Shinohara, Mana Ishibashi, Shinya Fujii, Naoko Mukuda, Yoshio Tanabe
Background Both neuromelanin-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (NmMRI) and (123)I-FP-CIT single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) (DaTSCAN) assist the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, there have been few studies investigating a correlation between them. Purpose To correlate the utility of NmMRI and DaTSCAN and to evaluate the relationship between both imaging findings and the Unified PD rating scale part III (UPDRS III) score for the diagnosis and management of PD. Material and Methods Seventeen patients with PD who underwent both NmMRI and DaTSCAN were included...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
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