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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936245/in-vitro-selective-growth-inhibitory-effect-of-8-hydroxyquinoline-on-clostridium-perfringens-versus-bifidobacteria-in-a-medium-containing-chicken-ileal-digesta
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Eva Skrivanova, Filip Van Immerseel, Petra Hovorkova, Ladislav Kokoska
Clostridium perfringens-induced necrotic enteritis is generally controlled by antibiotics. However, because of increasing antibiotic resistance, other antibacterial agents are required, preferably ones that do not affect the beneficial intestinal microbiota of the host. This study evaluated the in vitro selective growth-inhibitory effect of 8-hydroxyquinoline (8HQ) on C. perfringens vs. bifidobacteria in a medium containing chicken ileal digesta. Prior to the experiments, the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 8HQ and penicillin G were determined by broth microdilution assay...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935881/-contrast-free-mr-phlebography-as-a-method-of-screening-of-phlebothromboses-and-extravasal-compression-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-and-its-basin
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V V Shebryakov, G G Karmazanovsky, Yu M Stoiko, K V Mazaishvili, D K Lyutarevich, S Yu Kim, M V Fel'dsherov, M N Yashkin
The study was aimed at assessing possibilities and determining diagnostic significance of the method of contrast-free magnetic resonance phlebography (MR phlebography) in diagnosis of diseases of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and its basin. Presented herein is experience with examining a total of 74 patients at two therapeutic-diagnostic facilities: the National Medical Surgical Centre named after N.I. Pirogov and the Medical Diagnostic Centre "Ramsey Diagnostics". The studies were carried out on magnetic resonance tomographs "Philips Intera Nova" and "GE Optima MR360", using a special protocol of contrast-free MR-phlebography in consequences at free breathing, followed by 3D reconstruction and processing of the obtained images as MIP and 3D...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935551/organotypic-soft-tissue-co-cultures-morphological-changes-in-microvascular-endothelial-tubes-after-incubation-with%C3%A2-iodinated-contrast-media
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S Kaessmeyer, J Sehl, M Khiao In, B Hiebl, R Merle, F Jung, R P Franke, J Plendl
INTRODUCTION: Clinical complications like thrombosis or anaphylaxis have been described to go along with the intra-venous or intra-arterial injection of iodinated contrast media (CM). It has been suggested that the administration of CM affects rheological parameters and thereby causes reduced blood velocity in microvessels. In vitro studies revealed significant buckling of endothelial cells after exposure to CM reducing the lumen of vessels. The aim of this study was to test the influence of CM on three-dimensional microvascular tubules with open lumina within an organotypic soft-tissue co-culture assay in vitro...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933184/coxsackie-adenovirus-receptor-expression-is-enhanced-in-pancreas-from-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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M Hodik, M Anagandula, J Fuxe, L Krogvold, K Dahl-Jørgensen, H Hyöty, L Sarmiento, G Frisk
OBJECTIVES: One of the theories connecting enterovirus (EV) infection of human islets with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is the development of a fertile field in the islets. This implies induction of appropriate proteins for the viral replication such as the coxsackie-adenovirus receptor (CAR). The aim of this study was to investigate to what extent CAR is expressed in human islets of Langerhans, and what conditions that would change the expression. DESIGN: Immunohistochemistry for CAR was performed on paraffin-embedded pancreatic tissue from patients with T1D (n=9 recent onset T1D, n=4 long-standing T1D), islet autoantibody-positive individuals (n=14) and non-diabetic controls (n=24) individuals...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933076/overexpression-of-tanac2d-displays-opposite-responses-to-abiotic-stresses-between-seedling-and-mature-stage-of-transgenic-arabidopsis
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Quanjun Huang, Yan Wang
Environmental stresses frequently affect plant growth and development, and many genes have been found to be induced by unfavorable environmental conditions. Here, we reported the biological functions of TaNAC2D, a stress-related NAC (NAM, ATAF, and CUC) gene from wheat. TaNAC2D showed transcriptional activator activity in yeast. TaNAC2D-GFP fusion protein was localized in the nucleus of wheat mesophyll protoplasts. TaNAC2D transcript abundance was significantly induced by NaCl, PEG6000, and abscisic acid (ABA) at seedling stage, and repressed by NaCl and PEG6000 at mature plant stage...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932683/survival-of-bacteria-of-laboratory-animal-origin-on-cage-bedding-and-inactivation-by-hydrogen-peroxide-vapour
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Laurentiu Benga, W Peter M Benten, Eva Engelhardt, Christina Gougoula, Roland Schulze-Röbbecke, Martin Sager
This study aims to determine the ability of laboratory animal bacteria to resist desiccation and inactivation by hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) on paper bedding pieces. Bedding pieces were saturated with bacterial suspensions in water or 2% (w/v) bovine serum albumin (BSA) in water, and held in a mouse facility. Viable counts showed variable survival rates over time for the bacterial species used ([Pasteurella] pneumotropica, Muribacter muris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter redioresistens, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella oxytoca, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Bordetella hinzii, Enterococcus faecalis, β-haemolytic Streptococcus spp...
December 8, 2016: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932668/quantitative-flow-measurement-after-placing-a-flow-diverter-for-a-distal-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysm
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Chien-Wei Chen, Ho-Fai Wong, Yu-Ling Ye, Yao-Liang Chen, Wei-Liang Chen, Chang-Hsien Ou, Yuan-Hsiung Tsai
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the differences in arterial flow after flow diverter placement using quantitative flow measurements based on digital subtraction angiography (DSA). METHODS: Between November 2013 and November 2015, all patients who had flow diverters placed for distal internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms were reviewed. Patients in whom the stent was placed across the ostia of the ophthalmic artery (OphA) and anterior choroidal artery (AChA) were enrolled...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931687/l-form-transformation-phenomenon-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-associated-with-drug-tolerance-to-ethambutol
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Georgi Slavchev, Lilia Michailova, Nadya Markova
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Cell wall-deficient bacterial forms (L-forms) may occur along with resistance to factors that trigger their appearance. It is of interest to study the relationship between the L-form transformation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the exhibition of drug tolerance to ethambutol (EMB), an inhibitor of cell wall synthesis. METHODS: L-form variant was produced from a sensitive EMB strain of M. tuberculosis through a cryogenic stress treatment protocol and was subsequently cultivated in Middlebrook 7H9 semisolid medium, containing EMB in a minimal inhibitory concentration of 2mg/L...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930991/identification-of-phytoconstituents-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-putative-anticataractogenic-effect-of-an-ethanolic-root-extract-of-leucas-aspera
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Mahalingam Sundararajan, Philip A Thomas, Karuppan Babyshalini, Pitchairaj Geraldine
Modern herbal medicine has played a significant role in treating oxidative stress and related complications. In the present investigation, gas chromatography-mass spectrometric analysis of ethanolic extracts of the leaf and of the root of Leucas aspera (L. aspera) (Willd.) Link separately showed the presence of various phytoconstituents; major components have already been reported to possess various biological, including antioxidant, activities. Of the two extracts analyzed, the root extract exhibited more potential antioxidant activity than did the leaf extract...
December 5, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930555/establishment-of-the-intracranial-hemodynamic-model-based-on-contrast-medium-and-clinical-applications
#10
Yaoer Cheng, Wen He
Ischemic cerebrovascular diseases are one of the most common vascular diseases in aged people and CT perfusion (CTP) is a very popular tool to detect the ischemic changes in brain vascular. The present study aims to establish a novel intracranial hemodynamic model to simulate anterior cerebral artery blood flow, and compare the actual and simulated hemodynamic parameters of healthy people and patients with carotid stenosis or occlusion.A mathematical model of the intracranial hemodynamic was generated using MATLAB software, and data from patients with or without infarct disease (57 and 44 cases, respectively) were retrospectively collected to test the new model...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929506/dose-reduction-in-ct-urography-and-vasculature-phantom-studies-using-model-based-iterative-reconstruction
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Leland Page, Wei Wei, Vikas Kundra, John Rong
To evaluate the feasibility of radiation dose reduction using model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) for evaluating the ureters and vasculature in a phantom, a tissue-equivalent CT dose phantom was scanned using a 64-channel CT scan-ner. Tubes of varying diameters filled with different dilutions of a contrast agent, simulating ureters or vessels, were inserted into the center of the phantom. Each combination was scanned using an existing renal protocol at 140 kVp or 120 kVp, yielding a display volumetric CT dose index (CTDIvol) of 24 mGy...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929113/a-feedforward-inhibitory-circuit-mediated-by-cb1-expressing-fast-spiking-interneurons-in-the-nucleus-accumbens
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William J Wright, Oliver M Schlüter, Yan Dong
The nucleus accumbens (NAc) gates motivated behaviors through the functional output of principle medium spiny neurons (MSNs), while dysfunctional output of NAc MSNs contributes to a variety of psychiatric disorders. Fast-spiking interneurons (FSIs) are sparsely distributed throughout the NAc, forming local feedforward inhibitory circuits. It remains elusive how FSI-based feedforward circuits regulate the output of NAc MSNs. Here, we investigated a distinct subpopulation of NAc FSIs that express the cannabinoid receptor type-1 (CB1)...
December 8, 2016: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927785/dopaminergic-treatment-weakens-medium-spiny-neuron-collateral-inhibition-in-the-parkinsonian-striatum
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Wei Wei, Shengyuan Ding, Fu-Ming Zhou
The striatal medium spiny neurons (MSNs) are critical to both motor and cognitive functions. A potential regulator of MSN activity is the GABAergic collateral axonal input from neighboring MSNs. These collateral axon terminals are further under the regulation of presynaptic dopamine (DA) receptors that may become dysfunctional when the intense striatal DA innervation is lost in Parkinson's disease (PD). We show here that DA D1 receptor-expressing MSNs (D1-MSNs) and D2 receptor-expressing MSNs (D2-MSNs) each formed high rate, one-way collateral connections with a homotypic preference in both normal and DA-denervated mouse striatum...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925401/dickeya-dadantii-pectic-enzymes-necessary-for-virulence-are-also-responsible-for-activation-of-the-arabidopsis-thaliana-innate-immune-system
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Dominique Expert, Oriane Patrit, Vladimir E Shevchik, Claude Perino, Virginie Boucher, Creze Christophe, Estelle Wenes, Mathilde Fagard
Soft-rot diseases of plants attributed to Dickeya dadantii result from lysis of plant cell wall due to pectic enzymes released by the bacterial cell by a type II secretion system (T2SS). A. thaliana can express several lines of defence against this bacterium. We employed bacterial mutants with defective envelope structures or secreted proteins to examine early plant defence reactions. We focused on the production of AtrbohD-dependent ROS, callose deposition and cell death as indicators of these reactions. We observed a significant reduction in ROS and callose formation with a bacterial mutant where genes encoding five pectate lyases (Pels) were disrupted...
December 7, 2016: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923554/commentary-on-pre-operative-simulation-of-the-appropriate-c-arm-position-using-computed-tomography-post-processing-software-reduces-radiation-and-contrast-medium-exposure-during-evar-procedures
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S K Kakkos, I A Tsolakis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 3, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921278/bronchobiliary-fistula-caused-after-hepatectomy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Seikan Hai, Yuji Iimuro, Tadamichi Hirano, Kazuhiro Suzumura, Akito Yada, Jiro Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: A bronchobiliary fistula, an intercommunication between the biliary tract and bronchial trees, is an extremely rare complication after hepatectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old male underwent partial resection of the liver for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma under a thoracoabdominal approach. The immediate postoperative clinical course was uneventful, but the patient was febrile and laboratory examinations revealed leukocytosis on the 15th postoperative day...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920770/the-use-of-transposon-insertion-sequencing-to-interrogate-the-core-functional-genome-of-the-legume-symbiont-rhizobium-leguminosarum
#17
Benjamin J Perry, Mir S Akter, Christopher K Yost
The free-living legume symbiont Rhizobium leguminosarum is of significant economic value because of its ability to provide fixed nitrogen to globally important leguminous food crops, such as peas and lentils. Discovery based research into the genetics and physiology of R. leguminosarum provides the foundational knowledge necessary for understanding the bacterium's complex lifestyle, necessary for augmenting its use in an agricultural setting. Transposon insertion sequencing (INSeq) facilitates high-throughput forward genetic screening at a genomic scale to identify individual genes required for growth in a specific environment...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920021/venous-and-arterial-air-embolism-a-rare-phenomenon-with-fatal-consequences
#18
Jatan Shah, Nasheena Jiwa, Natasha Mamdani, David Hill
Air embolism is often an iatrogenic complication which may occur in venous or arterial circulation depending on the port of entry. We present two cases in which air embolism occurred in venous and arterial circulation after contrast medium injection (CMI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, respectively. In one case, accumulation of air bubbles was observed in the pulmonary artery after CMI. This was attributed to inadvertent injection of air owing to improper connection of the injector and the catheter...
December 5, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912083/robust-root-growth-in-altered-hydrotropic-response1-ahr1-mutant-of-arabidopsis-is-maintained-by-high-rate-of-cell-production-at-low-water-potential-gradient
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Amed Salazar-Blas, Laura Noriega-Calixto, María E Campos, Delfeena Eapen, Tania Cruz-Vázquez, Luis Castillo-Olamendi, Gabriela Sepulveda-Jiménez, Helena Porta, Joseph G Dubrovsky, Gladys I Cassab
Hydrotropism is the directional root growth response determined by water stimulus. In a water potential gradient system (WPGS) the roots of the Arabidopsis wild type have a diminished root growth compared to normal medium (NM). In contrast, the altered hydrotropic response1 (ahr1) mutant roots maintain their robust growth in the same WPGS. The aims of this work were to ascertain how ahr1 roots could sustain growth in the WPGS, with a special focus on the integration of cellular processes involved in the signaling that determines root growth during abiotic stress and their relation to hydrotropism...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911452/rationally-encapsulated-gold-nanorods-improving-both-linear-and-nonlinear-photoacoustic-imaging-contrast-in-vivo
#20
Fei Gao, Linyi Bai, Siyu Liu, Ruochong Zhang, Jingtao Zhang, Xiaohua Feng, Yuanjin Zheng, Yanli Zhao
Photoacoustic tomography has emerged as a promising non-invasive imaging technique that integrates the merits of high optical contrast with high ultrasound resolution in deep scattering medium. Unfortunately, the blood background in vivo seriously impedes the quality of imaging due to its comparable optical absorption with contrast agents, especially in conventional linear photoacoustic imaging modality. In this study, we demonstrated that two hybrids consisting of gold nanorods (Au NRs) and zinc tetra(4-pyridyl)porphyrin (ZnTPP) exhibited a synergetic effect in improving optical absorption, conversion efficiency from light to heat, and thermoelastic expansion, leading to a notable enhancement in both linear (four times greater) and nonlinear (more than six times) photoacoustic signals as compared with conventional Au NRs...
December 2, 2016: Nanoscale
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