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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640960/ferulic-acid-alleviates-symptoms-of-preeclampsia-in-rats-by-upregulating-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
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Weiyan Gong, Jipeng Wan, Qing Yuan, Quanzhan Man, Xiaojing Zhang
Preeclampsia is a complication affecting pregnant women worldwide, which leads to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of ferulic acid (FA) on an N(ω) -nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (L-NAME) induced rat model of preeclampsia. L-NAME was administered to pregnant rats to induce preeclampsia. 48 rats were divided into three experimental groups (n=16 each): control group, preeclampsia group and preeclampsia with FA treatment (preeclampsia+FA). Physiological characteristics such as urine volume, total urine protein and blood pressure were assessed...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637883/niche-mediated-depletion-of-the-normal-hematopoietic-stem-cell-reservoir-by-flt3-itd-induced-myeloproliferation
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Adam J Mead, Wen Hao Neo, Nikolaos Barkas, Sahoko Matsuoka, Alice Giustacchini, Raffaella Facchini, Supat Thongjuea, Lauren Jamieson, Christopher A G Booth, Nicholas Fordham, Cristina Di Genua, Deborah Atkinson, Onima Chowdhury, Emmanouela Repapi, Nicki Gray, Shabnam Kharazi, Sally-Ann Clark, Tiphaine Bouriez, Petter Woll, Toshio Suda, Claus Nerlov, Sten Eirik W Jacobsen
Although previous studies suggested that the expression of FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (Flt3) initiates downstream of mouse hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), FLT3 internal tandem duplications (FLT3 ITDs) have recently been suggested to intrinsically suppress HSCs. Herein, single-cell interrogation found Flt3 mRNA expression to be absent in the large majority of phenotypic HSCs, with a strong negative correlation between Flt3 and HSC-associated gene expression. Flt3-ITD knock-in mice showed reduced numbers of phenotypic HSCs, with an even more severe loss of long-term repopulating HSCs, likely reflecting the presence of non-HSCs within the phenotypic HSC compartment...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636423/fundamental-motor-skills-a-systematic-review-of-terminology
#3
Samuel W Logan, Samantha M Ross, Keanu Chee, David F Stodden, Leah E Robinson
The three aims of this systematic review are to describe: (1) use of the term fundamental motor/movement skills (FMS) in published articles; (2) the quality of definitions; and (3) relative use of process- and product- oriented assessments to measure FMS. The inclusion criteria included: (a) peer-reviewed article, (b) printed in English, (c) published between January 2000 and 31 December 2015, (d) presence of either the term "fundamental motor or movement skill" in the title and/or abstract, and (e) FMS were a measured outcome...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634889/the-efficacy-of-airflow-and-seat-vibration-on-reducing-visually-induced-motion-sickness
#4
Sarah D'Amour, Jelte E Bos, Behrang Keshavarz
Visually induced motion sickness (VIMS) is a well-known sensation in virtual environments and simulators, typically characterized by a variety of symptoms such as pallor, sweating, dizziness, fatigue, and/or nausea. Numerous methods to reduce VIMS have been previously introduced; however, a reliable countermeasure is still missing. In the present study, the effect of airflow and seat vibration to alleviate VIMS was investigated. Eighty-two participants were randomly assigned to one of four groups (airflow, vibration, combined airflow and vibration, and control) and then exposed to a 15 min long video of a bicycle ride shot from first-person view...
June 20, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631072/down-regulation-of-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-expression-in-invasive-placentation
#5
Scott A Shainker, Katelyn Dannheim, Kristin D Gerson, Dayna Neo, Zsuzsanna K Zsengeller, Elizabeth Pernicone, S Ananth Karumanchi, Michele R Hacker, Jonathan L Hecht
PURPOSE: To confirm reduced expression of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) in accreta/increta. METHODS: Formalin-fixed tissue sections from 11 peripartum hysterectomies with invasive placentation and 5 controls were stained for sFlt-1. Stain intensity was scored in selected 100× microscopic fields. We compared sFlt-1 expression in invasive areas among cases, non-invasive areas among cases and areas from control placentas. RESULTS: Chorionic villi displayed significantly decreased sFlt-1 expression in invasive areas of cases compared to control placentas (p = 0...
June 19, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628106/variants-in-the-fetal-genome-near-flt1-are-associated-with-risk-of-preeclampsia
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Ralph McGinnis, Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir, Nicholas O Williams, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Scott Shooter, Sigrun Hjartardottir, Suzannah Bumpstead, Lilja Stefansdottir, Lucy Hildyard, Jon K Sigurdsson, John P Kemp, Gabriela B Silva, Liv Cecilie V Thomsen, Tiina Jääskeläinen, Eero Kajantie, Sally Chappell, Noor Kalsheker, Ashley Moffett, Susan Hiby, Wai Kwong Lee, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Nigel A B Simpson, Vivien A Dolby, Eleonora Staines-Urias, Stephanie M Engel, Anita Haugan, Lill Trogstad, Gulnara Svyatova, Nodira Zakhidova, Dilbar Najmutdinova, Anna F Dominiczak, Håkon K Gjessing, Juan P Casas, Frank Dudbridge, James J Walker, Fiona Broughton Pipkin, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Reynir T Geirsson, Debbie A Lawlor, Ann-Charlotte Iversen, Per Magnus, Hannele Laivuori, Kari Stefansson, Linda Morgan
Preeclampsia, which affects approximately 5% of pregnancies, is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal death. The causes of preeclampsia remain unclear, but there is evidence for inherited susceptibility. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have not identified maternal sequence variants of genome-wide significance that replicate in independent data sets. We report the first GWAS of offspring from preeclamptic pregnancies and discovery of the first genome-wide significant susceptibility locus (rs4769613; P = 5...
June 19, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627109/high-power-magnetotherapy-a-new-weapon-in-urinary-incontinence
#7
Maria Vadalà, Beniamino Palmieri, Andrea Malagoli, Carmen Laurino
OBJECTIVE: Urinary incontinence (UI) is one of the most common urinary system diseases that mostly affects women but also men. We evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of functional magnetic stimulation (FMS) as potential UI treatment with improvements in the pelvic floor musculature, urodynamic tests and quality of life. METHODS: A total of 20 UI patients (10 females and 10 men, mean age 64, 14 years), including 10 with stress UI, four with urgency UI and six with mixed UI, were treated with FMS (20 min/session) twice a week for 3 weeks...
June 18, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625976/a-genome-wide-crispr-screen-identifies-genes-critical-for-resistance-to-flt3-inhibitor-ac220
#8
Panpan Hou, Chao Wu, Yuchen Wang, Rui Qi, Dheeraj Bhavanasi, Zhixiang Zuo, Cedric Dos Santos, Shuliang Chen, Yu Chen, Hong Zheng, Hong Wang, Alexander E Perl, Deyin Guo, Jian Huang
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a malignant hematopoietic disease and the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. The mechanisms underlying drug resistance in AML are poorly understood. Activating mutations in FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) are the most common molecular abnormality in AML. Quizartinib (AC220) is a potent and selective second-generation inhibitor of FLT3. It is in clinical trials for the treatment of relapsed or refractory FLT3-ITD-positive and -negative AML patients and as maintenance therapy...
June 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621683/genomic-analysis-of-exceptional-responder-to-regorafenib-in-treatment-refractory-metastatic-rectal-cancer-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Krittiya Korphaisarn, Jonathan M Loree, Van Nguyen, Ryanne Coulson, Vijaykumar Holla, Beate C Litzenburger, Ken Chen, Gordon B Mills, Dipen M Maru, Funda Meric-Bernstan, Kenna R Mills Shaw, Scott Kopetz
We present the case of a 53-year-old male with metastatic rectal cancer who was treatment resistant to FOLFOX and FOLFOXIRI. Due to a Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) mutation, regorafenib was given in the third line setting. Surprisingly, the patient had a prolonged partial response that lasted 27 months. Mutational status was extensively evaluated to identify potential alterations that might play a role as predictive markers for this unusual event. A poorly characterized but nontransforming mutation in Fms-like tyrosine kinase 4 (FLT4) was present in the tumor...
June 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620823/the-vegf-a-inhibitor-sflt-1-improves-renal-function-by-reducing-endothelial-activation-and-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-type-1-diabetes
#10
Pascal Bus, Marion Scharpfenecker, Priscilla Van Der Wilk, Ron Wolterbeek, Jan A Bruijn, Hans J Baelde
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Animal models of diabetic nephropathy show increased levels of glomerular vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, and several studies have shown that inhibiting VEGF-A in animal models of diabetes can prevent albuminuria and glomerular hypertrophy. However, in those studies, treatment was initiated before the onset of kidney damage. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate whether transfecting mice with the VEGF-A inhibitor sFlt-1 (encoding soluble fms-related tyrosine kinase 1) can reverse pre-existing kidney damage in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes...
June 15, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618074/bcrp-mrna-and-flt3-itd-are-independent-poor-risk-factors-in-adult-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-intermediate-or-normal-karyotype
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B Nasilowska-Adamska, K Warzocha, I Solarska, K Borg, B Pieńkowska-Grela, A Czyż
PURPOSE: FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3- internal tandem duplication (FLT3-ITD) is aberration associated with poor prognosis in AML. We have analyzed the expression of MDR-1, MRP-1 and BCRP mRNA in relation to FLT3-ITD in 100 AML adult patients with normal and intermediate karyotype. METHODS: The RQ-PCR method was performed to assess the expression of MDR-1, MRP-1 and BCRP mRNA and the results were presented as coefficients calculated using an intermediate method according to Pfaffl's rule...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614420/the-degree-of-cardiac-baroreflex-involvement-during-active-standing-is-associated-with-the-quality-of-life-in-fibromyalgia-patients
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Antonio Roberto Zamunér, Alberto Porta, Carolina Pieroni Andrade, Meire Forti, Andrea Marchi, Raffaello Furlan, Franca Barbic, Aparecida Maria Catai, Ester Silva
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a rheumatologic disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue and other symptoms. Baroreflex dysfunction has been observed in women with FMS. However, it is unknown whether the limited involvement of the baroreflex control during an orthostatic stimulus has some impact on the quality of life of the FMS patient. Therefore, the aim of the study is evaluate the relationship between the quality of life of the FMS patient and indexes of the cardiovascular autonomic control as estimated from spontaneous fluctuations of heart period (HP) and systolic arterial pressure (SAP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614106/positive-patch-test-reactions-to-essential-oils-in-consecutive-patients-results-from-north-america-and-central-europe
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Erin M Warshaw, Kathryn A Zug, Donald V Belsito, Joseph F Fowler, Joel G DeKoven, Denis Sasseville, Howard I Maibach, C G Toby Mathias, Vincent A DeLeo, James S Taylor, Anthony F Fransway, James G Marks, Melanie D Pratt, Matthew J Zirwas, Johannes Geier, Wolfgang Uter
BACKGROUND: Synthetic fragrances and natural essential oils (EOs) are used in perfumery and found in various cosmetics. Essential oils are also increasingly used to promote wellness. In previous studies, the sensitization potential of some EOs has been identified; however, the current prevalence of sensitivity is largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine frequency of positive patch-test reactions to EOs tested in the baseline series, along with 3 fragrance markers (FMs) (fragrance mix I, fragrance mix II, and Myroxylon pereirae), in consecutive patients in the US/Canadian North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) (2009-2014) and the central European, trinational Information Network of Departments of Dermatology (IVDK) (2010-2014)...
June 13, 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613009/independent-risk-factors-for-a-small-placenta-and-a-small-for-gestational-age-infant-at-35-41%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestation-an-association-with-circulating-angiogenesis-related-factor-levels-at-19-31%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestation
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Chikako Hirashima, Akihide Ohkuchi, Kayo Takahashi, Hirotada Suzuki, Koumei Shirasuna, Shigeki Matsubara
AIM: Our aim was to investigate the effects of angiogenesis-related factor levels at 19-25 and 26-31 weeks of gestation (WG) on the later occurrence of a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) placenta (small placenta) or an SGA infant delivered at 35-41 WG. METHODS: We measured plasma levels of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF), and the serum level of soluble endoglin (sEng) in 679 pregnant women with blood sampling at both 19-25 and 26-31 WG in a prospective study...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612232/midostaurin-first-global-approval
#15
Esther S Kim
Midostaurin (Rydapt(®)) is a multikinase inhibitor being developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. In April 2017, midostaurin was approved in the USA for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed, FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) mutation-positive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) [in combination with standard cytarabine and daunorubicin induction, and cytarabine consolidation], or aggressive systemic mastocytosis (ASM), systemic mastocytosis with associated haematological neoplasm (SM-AHN) or mast cell leukaemia (MCL) [collectively known as advanced SM]...
June 13, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609171/myocardial-performance-index-in-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-the-relationship-between-blood-pressures-and-angiogenic-factors
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Hadi Ramadan, Sarosh Rana, Ariel Mueller, Surichhya Bajracharya, Dongsheng Zhang, Saira Salahuddin, Rabab Nasim, Joana Lopes Perdigao, Mohammed Minhaj, Avery Tung, Zolt Arany, Sajid Shahul
OBJECTIVE: To study the association between cardiac function measured by myocardial performance index (MPI), blood pressures and angiogenic factors measured at the time of echocardiography in patients with and without hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP). METHODS: We prospectively studied 189 pregnant women and evaluated whether changes in cardiac function observed on echocardiography were correlated with higher blood pressures and whether higher blood pressures were associated with antiangiogenic proteins (soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase, sFlt1; soluble endoglin, sEng)...
May 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607922/tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-targeting-flt3-in-the-treatment-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#17
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Yun Chen, Yihang Pan, Yao Guo, Wanke Zhao, Wanting Tina Ho, Jianlong Wang, Mingjiang Xu, Feng-Chun Yang, Zhizhuang Joe Zhao
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the myeloid lineage of blood cells. Although significant progress has been made in treating many types of cancers during recent years, AML remains a deadly disease with survival rate lagging behind other blood cancers. A combination of toxic chemotherapies has been the standard AML treatment for more than 40 years. With intensive efforts to define the pathogenesis of AML, novel therapeutic drugs targeting key molecular defects in AML are being developed. Mutated in nearly 30% of AML, FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) represents one of the most attractive targets...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607126/mechanisms-and-treatment-of-halogen-inhalation-induced-pulmonary-and-systemic-injuries-in-pregnant-mice
#18
James A Lambert, Matthew A Carlisle, Adam Lam, Saurabh Aggarwal, Stephen Doran, Changchun Ren, Wayne E Bradley, Louis Dell'Italia, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, David A Ford, Rakesh P Patel, Tamas Jilling, Sadis Matalon
Inhalation of oxidant gases has been implicated in adverse outcomes in pregnancy, but animal models to address mechanisms and studies to identify potential pregnancy-specific therapies are lacking. Herein, we show that inhalation of bromine at 600 parts per million for 30 minutes by pregnant mice on the 15th day of embryonic development results in significantly lower survival after 96 hours than an identical level of exposure in nonpregnant mice. On the 19th embryonic day, bromine-exposed pregnant mice have increased systemic blood pressure, abnormal placental development, severe fetal growth restriction, systemic inflammation, increased levels of circulating antiangiogenic short fms-like tyrosine kinase-1, and evidence of pulmonary and cardiac injury...
June 12, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606089/alterations-of-anti-inflammatory-lipids-in-plasma-from-women-with-chronic-widespread-pain-a-case-control-study
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Niclas Stensson, Bijar Ghafouri, Björn Gerdle, Nazdar Ghafouri
BACKGROUND: Chronic widespread pain conditions (CWP) such as the pain associated with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are significant health problems with unclear aetiology. Although CWP and FMS can alter both central and peripheral pain mechanisms, there are no validated markers for such alterations. Pro- and anti-inflammatory components of the immune system such as cytokines and endogenous lipid mediators could serve as systemic markers of alterations in chronic pain. Lipid mediators associated with anti-inflammatory qualities - e...
June 12, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605316/examining-differences-in-movement-competency-in-professional-baseball-players-born-in-the-united-states-and-dominican-republic
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Garrett S Bullock, Taylor Chapman, Thomas Joyce, Robert Prengle, Taylor Stern, Robert J Butler
CONTEXT: Dominican Republic (DR) players have different training norms, which can affect their resiliency and performance. The variance among DR players training regimens may be influenced by the degree of training incorporating fundamental movement patterns. OBJECTIVE: To examine differences in fundamental movement patterns in United States (US) versus DR born professional baseball players. PARTICIPANTS: 142 players (76 DR and 66 US born) that were recently selected by an MLB team...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
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