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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138786/electroconvection-of-pure-nematic-liquid-crystals-without-free-charge-carriers
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Kuang-Wu Lee, Thorsten Pöschel
We consider electroconvection as a response of nematic liquid crystals to an external electric AC field, in the absence of free charge carriers. Previous experimental and theoretical results emphasized charge carriers as a necessary precondition of electroconvection because free-charges in the fluid can respond to an external electric field. Therefore, ionized molecules are considered as responsible for the driving of electroconvective flows. In experiments, finite conductivity is achieved by adding charge-carrying dye molecules or in non-dyed liquid crystals by impurities of the samples...
November 15, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135894/deferoxamine-preconditioning-of-irradiated-tissue-improves-perfusion-and-fat-graft-retention
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John Flacco, Natalie Chung, Charles P Blackshear, Dre Irizarry, Arash Momeni, Gordon K Lee, Dung Nguyen, Geoffrey C Gurtner, Michael T Longaker, Derrick C Wan
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy is a mainstay in the treatment of many malignancies, but collateral damage to surrounding tissue, with resultant hypovascularity, fibrosis, and atrophy, can be difficult to reconstruct. Fat grafting has been shown to improve the quality of irradiated skin, but volume retention of the graft is significantly decreased. Deferoxamine (DFO) is a FDA-approved iron-chelating medication for acute iron intoxication and chronic iron overload that has also been shown to increase angiogenesis...
November 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135556/can-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-really-improve-long-term-kidney-outcomes-after-cardiac-surgery
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Fu-Shan Xue, Ya-Yang Liu, Hui-Xian Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135158/-the-role-of-pharmacological-preconditioning-in-renal-ischemic-and-reperfusion-injury
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D A Kostina, T G Pokrovskaya, Yu V Olefir, A N Yavorskii, V V Elagin
Renal ischemic and reperfusion injury resulting in acute renal failure is a multidisciplinary problem at the junction of pathophysiology, transplantology, urology, nephrology, cardiac surgery and pharmacology. One of renal protection strategies is using the phenomenon of preconditioning. Preconditioning is one of the ways to adopt a tissue to repeated short-term effects of damaging factors to induce an enhanced tolerance to the long period of hypoxia and/or ischemia. There are multiple cellular and molecular mechanisms of the renal protective effects of preconditioning stimuli, but the key effectors and signaling molecules are ATP-dependent potassium channels, nitric oxide synthase, nitric oxide, and mitochondrial pore...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134718/sirt1-exhibits-antioxidative-effects-in-ht22-cells-induced-by-tert-butyl-alcohol
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Junxiang Ma, Dongmei Song, Yuanyuan Zhang, Li Chen, Shixuan Zhang, Jiaxin Jia, Tian Chen, Caixia Guo, Lin Tian, Ai Gao, Piye Niu
Tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) is a principal metabolite of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), a common pollutant worldwide in the ground or underground water, which is found to produce nervous system damage. Nevertheless, few data regarding the effects of TBA has been reported. Studies indicated that oxidative stress plays a pivotal role in MTBE neurotoxic mechanism. Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) has been reported to exert a neuroprotective effect on various neurologic diseases via resistance to oxidative stress by deacetylating its substrates...
November 14, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133341/the-trafficking-protein-ehd2-positively-regulates-cardiac-sarcolemmal-katp-channel-surface-expression-role-in-cardioprotection
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Hua Qian Yang, Kundan Jana, Michael J Rindler, William A Coetzee
ATP-sensitive K(+) (KATP) channels uniquely link cellular energy metabolism to membrane excitability and are expressed in diverse cell types that range from the endocrine pancreas to neurons and smooth, skeletal, and cardiac muscle. A decrease in the surface expression of KATP channels has been linked to various disorders, including dysregulated insulin secretion, abnormal blood pressure, and impaired resistance to cardiac injury. In contrast, up-regulation of KATP channel surface expression may be protective, for example, by mediating the beneficial effect of ischemic preconditioning...
November 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133316/study-protocol-for-think-a-multinational-open-label-phase-i-study-to-assess-the-safety-and-clinical-activity-of-multiple-administrations-of-nkr-2-in-patients-with-different-metastatic-tumour-types
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Caroline Lonez, Bikash Verma, Alain Hendlisz, Philippe Aftimos, Ahmad Awada, Eric Van Den Neste, Gaetan Catala, Jean-Pascal H Machiels, Fanny Piette, Jason B Brayer, David A Sallman, Tessa Kerre, Kunle Odunsi, Marco L Davila, David E Gilham, Frédéric F Lehmann
INTRODUCTION: NKR-2 are autologous T cells genetically modified to express a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) comprising a fusion of the natural killer group 2D (NKG2D) receptor with the CD3ζ signalling domain, which associates with the adaptor molecule DNAX-activating protein of 10 kDa (DAP10) to provide co-stimulatory signal upon ligand binding. NKG2D binds eight different ligands expressed on the cell surface of many tumour cells and which are normally absent on non-neoplastic cells...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132205/secretome-of-aggregated-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-modulates-the-release-of-inflammatory-factors-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Nastaran Mohammadi Ghahhari, Faezeh Maghsood, Saeed Jahandideh, Majid Lotfinia, Shirin Lak, Behrooz Johari, Asaad Azarnezhad, Mehdi Kadivar
Background: Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) have emerged as a potential therapy for various inflammatory diseases. Because of some limitations, several recent studies have suggested the use of embryonic stem cell-derived MSCs (ESC-MSCs) as an alternative for BM-MSCs. Some of the therapeutic effects of the ESC-MSCs are related to the secretion of a broad array of cytokines and growth factors, known as secretome. Harnessing this secretome for therapeutic applications requires the optimization of production of secretary molecules...
November 14, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132008/characterization-of-antibiotics-in-a-large-scale-river-system-of-china-occurrence-pattern-spatiotemporal-distribution-and-environmental-risks
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Haiyang Chen, Lijun Jing, Yanguo Teng, Jinsheng Wang
Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in the river system have received growing attention in recent years due to their potential threat to aquatic ecosystems and public health. Recognizing the occurrence and distribution of antibiotics in river environment and assessing their ecological risks are of important precondition for proposing effective strategies to protect basin safety. In this study, a comprehensive investigation was conducted to identify the contamination and risk characteristics of antibiotics in the aquatic environment of Hai River system (HRS) which is the largest water system in northern China...
November 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131250/effects-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-on-myocardial-injury-and-endothelial-function-and-prognosis-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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F-Z Zhou, W Song, L-H Yin, Z-F Song, S Yang, F-B Yang, J-F Liu, Y-G Song, H-Y Zhang, Z-M Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of remote ischemic preconditioning on myocardial injury and prognosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute coronary syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was a single center, prospective, randomized, controlled study. A total of 184 patients with unstable angina undergoing elective PCI were randomly assigned to remote ischemic preconditioning group (induced by four times of 5-min inflations of a blood pressure cuff to 200 mmHg around the upper arm, followed by 5-min intervals of reperfusion at 1 h before PCI therapy) or control group (an uninflated cuff around the arm)...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131029/rapid-induction-of-osteogenic-markers-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-adipose-derived-stromal-vascular-fraction-cells
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Jung-Won Choi, Sunhye Shin, Chang Youn Lee, Jiyun Lee, Hyang-Hee Seo, Soyeon Lim, Seahyoung Lee, Il-Kwon Kim, Hoon-Bum Lee, Sang Woo Kim, Ki-Chul Hwang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells are a mixed cell population, and their regenerative capacity has been validated in various therapeutic models. The purpose of this study was to investigate the regenerative mechanisms utilized by implanted SVF cells. Using an in vitro co-culture system, we sought to determine whether SVF implantation into impaired tissue affects endogenous mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) differentiation; MSCs can differentiate into a variety of cell types, and they have a strong regenerative capacity despite their low numbers in impaired tissue...
November 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130941/remote-ischemia-preconditioning-attenuates-blood-spinal-cord-barrier-breakdown-in-rats-undergoing-spinal-cord-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-associated-with-activation-and-upregulation-of-cb1-and-cb2-receptors
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Na Jing, Bo Fang, Zhi-Lin Wang, Hong Ma
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has protective effects on spinal cord ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury, but the potential mechanisms remain unclear. In our study, the effects and underlying mechanisms of RIPC on blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) breakdown following I/R injury were investigated. METHODS: animals underwent intraperitoneal administration with cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor antagonist AM251, cannabinoid-2 (CB2) receptor antagonist AM630 or vehicle 15 minutes before three 3-minute occlusion-reperfusion cycles on the right femoral artery or a sham operation...
October 31, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130552/resveratrol-pretreatment-enhanced-homing-of-sdf-1%C3%AE-preconditioned-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Mehrdad Hajinejad, Parichehr Pasbakhsh, Ameneh Omidi, Keywan Mortezaee, Saied Nekoonam, Reza Mamoudi, Iraj Ragerdi Kashani
Stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) has been known to implicate in homing of MSCs, and resveratrol has been reported to have a positive influence on SDF-1 level in the site of injury. In this study, a combined strategy was applied to evaluate bone marrow-derived MSCs (BMSCs) homing to the rat model of liver cirrhosis induced by common bile duct ligation (CBDL): (1) pretreatment delivery of resveratrol into the cirrhotic liver, and (2) transplantation of ex vivo BMSC preconditioning with SDF-1α. BMSCs were preconditioned with 10 ng/μl SDF-1α for 1h and then labelled with the CM-Dil...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130531/acute-hypoxic-preconditioning-prevents-palmitic-acid-induced-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-via-switching-metabolic-glut4-glucose-pathway-back-to-cd36-fatty-acid-dependent
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Yeh-Peng Chen, Wei-Wen Kuo, Rathinasamy Baskaran, Cecilia-Hsuan Day, Ray-Jade Chen, Su-Ying Wen, Tsung-Jung Ho, Viswanadha Vijaya Padma, Chia-Hua Kuo, Chih-Yang Huang
Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Myocardial cell damage leads to an imbalance of energy metabolism, and many studies have indicated that short-term hypoxia during myocardial cell injury has a protective effect. In our previous animal studies, we found that short-term hypoxia in the heart has a protective effect, but long-term hypoxia increases myocardial cell injury. Palmitic acid (PA)-treated H9c2 cardiomyoblasts and neonatal rat ventricle cardiomyocytes were used to simulate hyperlipidemia model, which suppress cluster of differentiation 36 (CD36) and activate glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129792/the-hypoxia-mimetic-protocatechuic-acid-ethyl-ester-inhibits-synaptic-signaling-and-plasticity-in-the-rat-hippocampus
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Sinead M Lanigan, John J O'Connor
During hypoxia a number of physiological changes occur within neurons including the stabilisation of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs). The activity of these proteins is regulated by O2, Fe(2+), 2-OG and ascorbate-dependant hydroxylases which contain prolyl-4-hydroxylase domains (PHDs). PHD inhibitors have been widely used and have been shown to have a preconditioning and protective effect against a later and more severe hypoxic insult. In this study we have investigated the neuroprotective effects of the PHD inhibitor, protocatechuic acid ethyl ester (ethyl 3,4,dihydroxybenzoate: EDHB) as well as its effects on synaptic transmission and plasticity in the rat hippocampus using electrophysiological techniques...
November 9, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127744/-endocrine-orbitopathy-the-present-view-of-a-clinical-endocrinologist
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Jan Jiskra
Graves orbitopathy (GO) occurs in 25-50 % cases of Graves disease. Only in 5 % of patients the eye threatening GO is present. About 5-10 % and 10 % cases are present in euthyroid and hypothyroid patients respectively. All patients with GO should be assessed for activity (clinical activity score - CAS) and severity of the disease. Basic preconditions of the treatment are maintenance of euthyroidism, an effort to stop smoking, and referring of patients with moderate to severe and sight threatening GO to specialized thyroid eye centers...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126567/the-role-of-different-functional-groups-in-a-novel-adsorption-complexation-reduction-multi-step-kinetic-model-for-hexavalent-chromium-retention-by-undissolved-humic-acid
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Jia Zhang, Huilin Yin, Linpeng Chen, Fei Liu, Honghan Chen
Undissolved humic acid (HA) has a great retention effect on the migration of hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] in soil, and HA functional groups play a predominant role in this process. However, the coupled mode between Cr(VI) retention and HA functional groups reaction is still unclear. In this study, it was found that a fair amount of Cr on HA existed in the forms of ion exchangeable and binding Cr(VI) during the reaction resulting from the ion exchange adsorption and complexation of Cr(VI). According to the results of two-dimensional correlation spectroscopic analysis (2DCOS), HA functional groups participated in the reaction with Cr(VI) in the order of carboxyl ≈ chelated carboxyl > phenol > polysaccharide > methyl, and all the functional groups were more likely to be located at aromatic domains...
November 7, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124945/protecting-the-human-right-to-freedom-of-expression-in-international-law
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Emily Howie
Since its inclusion in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the right to freedom of opinion and expression has been protected in all of the relevant international human rights treaties. In international law, freedom to express opinions and ideas is considered essential at both an individual level, insofar as it contributes to the full development of a person, and being a foundation stone of democratic society. Free speech is a necessary precondition to the enjoyment of other rights, such as the right to vote, free assembly and freedom of association, and is essential to ensure press freedom...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124510/lps-ameliorates-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-hsp27-up-regulation
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Kang He, Lei Xia, Jianjun Zhang
PURPOSE: We have recently reported lipopolysaccharide (LPS) pretreatment attenuated renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI), but the exact mechanism remains to be well elucidated. It was reported that heat shock protein (Hsp) 27 was up-regulated after administration of LPS, but whether a direct link existed between Hsp27 up-regulation and LPS-induced protection against renal IRI is still unknown. METHODS: Mice were exposed to IRI or sham procedure, with pretreatment of LPS or not...
November 9, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123394/quercetin-nanoparticle-complex-attenuated-diabetic-nephropathy-via-regulating-the-expression-level-of-icam-1-on-endothelium
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Fei Tong, Suhuan Liu, Bing Yan, Xuejun Li, Shiwei Ruan, Shuyu Yang
The purpose of the study was to reveal the therapeutic effect of quercetin (QUE) nanoparticle complex on diabetic nephropathy (DN) by regulating the expression of intercellular adhesion molecular-1 (ICAM-1) on endothelium as compared to free QUE. QUE 10 mg/kg as a single abdominal subcutaneous injection daily for 8 weeks continuously in diabetic rats and 10 mg/kg QUE nanoparticle complex as a single abdominal subcutaneous injection every 5 days, continuously administered for 8 weeks to diabetic rats. Blood and left kidneys were collected; pathological change of kidney, renal function, oxidative stress level, blood glucose level, serum lipid, urine protein, and albumin/creatinine ratio were measured; and neutrophil adhesion, ICAM-1 expression, and CD11b(+) cells infiltration were observed...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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