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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793188/prioritization-of-reproductive-toxicants-in-unconventional-oil-and-gas-operations-using-a-multi-country-regulatory-data-driven-hazard-assessment
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Salmaan H Inayat-Hussain, Masao Fukumura, A Muiz Aziz, Chai Meng Jin, Low Wei Jin, Rolando Garcia-Milian, Vasilis Vasiliou, Nicole C Deziel
BACKGROUND: Recent trends have witnessed the global growth of unconventional oil and gas (UOG) production. Epidemiologic studies have suggested associations between proximity to UOG operations with increased adverse birth outcomes and cancer, though specific potential etiologic agents have not yet been identified. To perform effective risk assessment of chemicals used in UOG production, the first step of hazard identification followed by prioritization specifically for reproductive toxicity, carcinogenicity and mutagenicity is crucial in an evidence-based risk assessment approach...
May 21, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793075/newcastle-disease-virus-induces-g-0-g-1-cell-cycle-arrest-in-asynchronously-growing-cells
#2
Yan Wang, Rui Wang, Yanrong Li, Yingjie Sun, Cuiping Song, Yuan Zhan, Lei Tan, Ying Liao, ChunChun Meng, Xusheng Qiu, Chan Ding
The cell cycle, as a basic cellular process, is conservatively regulated. Consequently, subversion of the host cell replication cycle is a common strategy employed by many viruses to create a cellular environment favorable for viral replication. Newcastle disease virus (NDV) causes disease in poultry and is also an effective oncolytic agent. However, the effects of NDV infection on cell cycle progression are unknown. In this study, we showed that NDV replication in asynchronized cells resulted in the accumulation of infected cells in the G0 /G1 phase of the cell cycle, which benefitted the proliferation of NDV...
May 21, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793047/transcript-profiling-of-salt-tolerant-tobacco-mutants-generated-via-mutation-breeding
#3
Özge Çelik, Aybüke Ekşioğlu, Enes Yağız Akdaş
The main aim of the study is to identify the genes differentially, predominantly or specifically expressed in salt tolerant tobacco mutants, improved from Akhisar 97 and İzmir Özbaş varieties via mutation breeding, with respect to unstressed control plants. Seven tobacco mutants which have different salt tolerance capacities were evaluated by Gene Fishing analysis. Under stress conditions differentially expressed 100 reproducible bands were identified (74 of up-regulated and 20 of down-regulated while 6 were unknown)...
May 21, 2018: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792985/novel-excipients-regulatory-challenges-and-perspectives-the-eu-insight
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Piotr Kozarewicz, Thorsteinn Loftsson
Novel excipients are indispensable in development of modern, advanced drug delivery systems and biotechnology-derived drugs. Although numerous novel excipients are developed for pharmaceutical use, they are not frequently seen in medicinal products due to the strict regulatory requirements and perception that their use makes new product evaluation more complex with risk of delays in the approval process. Regulators regard novel excipients as new substances and whenever new excipient is used in a formulation it must be subjected to full evaluation, similarly to the one required for new active substance...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792949/srnaome-and-transcriptome-analysis-provide-insight-into-chilling-response-of-cowpea-pods
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Jinhua Zuo, Yunxiang Wang, Benzhong Zhu, Yunbo Luo, Qing Wang, Lipu Gao
Cowpea is an important horticultural crop in tropical and subtropical areas of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as parts of southern Europe and Central and South America. Chilling injury is a common physiological hazard of cowpea in cold chain logistics which reduce the cowpea pod's nutritional quality and product value. However, the molecular mechanism involved in chilling injury remains unclear in cowpea pods. RNA-Seq and sRNA-Seq technologies were employed to decipher the miRNAs and mRNAs expression profiles and their regulatory networks in cowpea pods involved in chilling stress...
May 21, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792876/temperature-dependent-sex-determination-realized-by-hormonal-dynamics-with-enzymatic-reactions-sensitive-to-ambient-temperature
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Sachi Yamaguchi, Yoh Iwasa
Temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) is adopted by many animal taxa, including reptiles and fishes. In some species, the eggs develop into females under a low hatching temperature, whereas they will develop into males under a high hatching temperature (called the FM-pattern). In other species, the eggs develop into males (or females) under a low (or high) hatching temperature (MF-pattern). Still, in other species, the eggs develop into females, males, or females, respectively, when under a low, intermediate, or high hatching temperature (FMF-pattern)...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792864/delavatine-a-an-unusual-isoquinoline-alkaloid-exerts-anti-inflammation-on-lps-induced-proinflammatory-cytokines-production-by-suppressing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-bv-2-microglia
#7
Qing Xie, Guo-Zhen Wu, Niao Yang, Yun-Heng Shen, Jian Tang, Wei-Dong Zhang
Delavatine A, an unusual isoquinoline alkaloid isolated from I. delavayi, was first studied for anti-inflammatory effect using lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced BV-2 microglia. In the present study, we found that delavatine A substantially suppressed the LPS-induced pro-inflammatory mediators, nitric oxide (NO), and tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in BV-2 microglial cells. These effects resulted from the inhibition of their regulatory genes inducible NO synthase (iNOS), cycloxygenase-2 (COX-2) and TNF-a, IL-6, IL-1β...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792862/the-reason-for-the-low-ca-2-sensitivity-of-thin-filaments-associated-with-the-glu41lys-mutation-in-the-tpm2-gene-is-freezing-of-tropomyosin-near-the-outer-domain-of-actin-and-inhibition-of-actin-monomer-switching-off-during-the-atpase-cycle
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Stanislava V Avrova, Olga E Karpicheva, Nikita A Rysev, Armen O Simonyan, Vladimir V Sirenko, Charles S Redwood, Yurii S Borovikov
The E41K mutation in TPM2 gene encoding muscle regulatory protein beta-tropomyosin is associated with nemaline myopathy and cap disease. The mutation results in a reduced Ca2+ -sensitivity of the thin filaments and in muscle weakness. To elucidate the structural basis of the reduced Ca2+ -sensitivity of the thin filaments, we studied multistep changes in spatial arrangement of tropomyosin (Tpm), actin and myosin heads during the ATPase cycle in reconstituted fibers, using the polarized fluorescence microscopy...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792851/collagen-induced-arthritis-in-dark-agouti-rats-as-a-model-for-study-of-immunological-sexual-dimorphisms-in-the-human-disease
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Mirjana Dimitrijević, Nevena Arsenović-Ranin, Biljana Bufan, Mirjana Nacka-Aleksić, Mirjana Lazarević Macanović, Petar Milovanović, Marija Đurić, Jelena Sopta, Gordana Leposavić
Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) is a frequently used animal model of rheumatoid arthritis, human autoimmune disease that exhibits clear sex bias in incidence and clinical course. Female Dark Agouti rats immunized for CIA showed also greater incidence and higher arthritic score than their male counterparts. The study investigated sex differences in mechanisms controlling the primary immune responses in draining lymph nodes (dLNs), as a factor contributing to this dimorphism. The higher frequencies of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3- cells, presumably activated effector T (Teff) cells, and IL-17+, IFN-γ + and IL-17 + IFN-γ + T cells were found in female comapared with male rat dLNs...
May 21, 2018: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792850/microrna-182-inhibits-hcmv-replication-through-activation-of-type-i-ifn-response-by-targeting-foxo3
#10
Xia He, Junfang Teng, Can Cui, Dongrui Li, Lijun Wen
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) has led to kinds of clinical disorders and great morbidity worldwide, such as sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), mental retardation, and developmental delays in immunocompromised individuals. Previous studies reported that HCMV has evolved a variety of mechanisms to evade the immune system, such as dysregulation of miRNAs. However, reports concerning the role of miRNA in HCMV infection are limited. Here, we reported that a host microRNA, miR-182, was significantly up-regulated by HCMV infection in U-251MG and NPCs cells...
May 21, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792775/a-narrative-review-of-the-technical-standards-for-extracorporeal-life-support-devices-pumps-and-oxygenators-in-europe
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Matteo Di Nardo, Leen Vercaemst, Justyna Swol, Nicholas Barret, Fabio S Taccone, Maximilian V Malfertheiner, Lars M Broman, Federico Pappalardo, Jan Belohlavek, Thomas Mueller, Roberto Lorusso, Margherita Lonero, Mirko Belliato
This review summarizes the European rules to control the market when introducing new products. In particular, it shows all the steps to achieve the European Conformity (CE Mark), a certification that all new medical products must achieve before being used in Europe. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) devices are exposed to the same procedures. Hereby, we present some regulatory issues regarding pumps and oxygenators, providing technical details as released by the manufacturers on their websites and information charts...
April 1, 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792730/nivolumab-for-the-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
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Kortnye Maureen Smith, Jayesh Desai
Despite a variety of therapies for advanced metastatic colorectal cancer being available, the outcomes in this malignancy remain sub-optimal. Immunotherapy has been slow to impact the management of this patient group. Checkpoint inhibitors, such as nivolumab, have had disappointing results when used broadly. However, for the subset of patients with microsatellite unstable colorectal cancer the use of checkpoint inhibitors such as nivolumab appears to be transformative, and will provide a new therapeutic option for patient with advanced disease...
May 24, 2018: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792531/the-expression-of-lysophosphatidic-acid-receptor-5-is-necessary-for-the-regulation-of-intestinal-na-h-exchanger-3-by-lysophosphatidic-acid-in-vivo
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Kayte A Jenkin, Peijian He, C Chris Yun
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a bioactive lipid molecule, which regulates a broad range of pathophysiological processes. Recent studies have demonstrated that LPA modulates electrolyte flux in the intestine and its potential as an anti-diarrheal agent has been suggested. Of six LPA receptors, LPA5 is highly expressed in the intestine. Recent studies by our group have demonstrated activation of Na+ /H+ exchanger 3 (NHE3) by LPA5 . However, much of what has been elucidated was achieved using colonic cell lines that were transfected to express LPA5 ...
May 24, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792459/teamwork-in-healthcare-key-discoveries-enabling-safer-high-quality-care
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Michael A Rosen, Deborah DiazGranados, Aaron S Dietz, Lauren E Benishek, David Thompson, Peter J Pronovost, Sallie J Weaver
Few industries match the scale of health care. In the United States alone, an estimated 85% of the population has at least 1 health care encounter annually and at least one quarter of these people experience 4 to 9 encounters annually. A single visit requires collaboration among a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, administrative staff, patients, and their loved ones. Multiple visits often occur across different clinicians working in different organizations. Ineffective care coordination and the underlying suboptimal teamwork processes are a public health issue...
May 2018: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792348/cell-division-cycle-7-kinase-is-a-negative-regulator-of-cell-mediated-collagen-degradation
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Michael Jeffrey Podolsky, Deepti Gupta, Arnold Ha, Ryan Ta, Amin Khalifeh-Soltani, William McKleroy, Ritwik Datta, Dean Sheppard, Kamran Atabai
Although extensive work has delineated many of the mechanisms of extracellular matrix (ECM) production, far less is known about pathways that regulate ECM degradation. This is particularly true of cellular internalization and degradation of matrix, which play an underappreciated role in ECM metabolism and lung fibrosis. For example, genetic perturbation of this pathway leads to exacerbated fibrosis in experimental animal models. In this work, we present the results of an unbiased screen of Drosophila phagocytes that yielded multiple genes that when silenced led to increased collagen uptake...
May 24, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792305/sensory-analysis-of-characterising-flavours-evaluating-tobacco-product-odours-using-an-expert-panel
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Erna J Z Krüsemann, Marlou P Lasschuijt, C de Graaf, René A de Wijk, Pieter H Punter, Loes van Tiel, Johannes W J M Cremers, Suzanne van de Nobelen, Sanne Boesveldt, Reinskje Talhout
OBJECTIVES: Tobacco flavours are an important regulatory concept in several jurisdictions, for example in the USA, Canada and Europe. The European Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU prohibits cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco having a characterising flavour. This directive defines characterising flavour as 'a clearly noticeable smell or taste other than one of tobacco […]'. To distinguish between products with and without a characterising flavour, we trained an expert panel to identify characterising flavours by smelling...
May 23, 2018: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792274/ex-vivo-expanded-natural-regulatory-t-cells-from-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-or-kidney-transplantation-are-useful-for-autologous-cell-therapy
#17
Sybille Landwehr-Kenzel, Anne Zobel, Henrike Hoffmann, Niels Landwehr, Michael Schmueck-Henneresse, Thomas Schachtner, Andy Roemhild, Petra Reinke
Novel concepts employing autologous, ex vivo expanded natural regulatory T cells (nTreg) for adoptive transfer has potential to prevent organ rejection after kidney transplantation. However, the impact of dialysis and maintenance immunosuppression on the nTreg phenotype and peripheral survival is not well understood, but essential when assessing patient eligibility. The current study investigates regulatory T-cells in dialysis and kidney transplanted patients and the feasibility of generating a clinically useful nTreg product from these patients...
June 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792271/dna-methylation-yields-epigenetic-clues-into-the-diabetic-nephropathy-of-pima-indians
#18
Karol Bomsztyk, Oleg Denisenko, Yuliang Wang
Environmental factors drive epigenetic programming. DNA methylation is the best studied modification transmitting epigenetic information. A study by Qiu et al. examined potential epigenetic roots for the decline of renal function in Pima Indians. A genomewide survey of blood leukocytes uncovered differentially methylated DNA sites in regulatory regions of genes associated with chronic kidney disease. This longitudinal study provides the first clues on epigenetic links between environmental factors and a high prevalence of diabetic kidney disease in Pima Indians...
June 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792205/distinct-correlations-between-lipogenic-gene-expression-and-fatty-acid-composition-of-subcutaneous-fat-among-cattle-breeds
#19
David Gamarra, Noelia Aldai, Aisaku Arakawa, Luis Javier R Barron, Andrés López-Oceja, Marian M de Pancorbo, Masaaki Taniguchi
BACKGROUND: The fatty acid (FA) composition of adipose tissue influences the nutritional quality of meat products. The unsaturation level of FAs is determined by fatty acid desaturases such as stearoyl-CoA desaturases (SCDs), which are under control of the transcription factor sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP). Differences in SCD genotype may thus confer variations in lipid metabolism and FA content among cattle breeds. This study investigated correlations between FA composition and lipogenic gene expression levels in the subcutaneous adipose tissue of beef cattle breeds of different gender from the Basque region of northern Spain...
May 23, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792192/detection-technologies-and-metabolic-profiling-of-bile-acids-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Yanan Liu, Zhihui Rong, Dong Xiang, Chengliang Zhang, Dong Liu
Bile acids (BAs) are important regulatory factors of life activities, which are involved in the regulation of glucose, lipid and energy metabolisms, and closely associated with intestinal hormones, microbiotas and energy balance. BAs abnormalities easily lead to inflammation and metabolic diseases, in turn, the progress of diseases could influence characteristics of BAs. Therefore, accurate detection of BAs contents is of great significance to disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. At present, the most widely used enzymatic method in clinical practice is applicable to the detection of total bile acid (TBA)...
May 23, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
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