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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087505/2016-update-of-the-asas-eular-management-recommendations-for-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Désirée van der Heijde, Sofia Ramiro, Robert Landewé, Xenofon Baraliakos, Filip Van den Bosch, Alexandre Sepriano, Andrea Regel, Adrian Ciurea, Hanne Dagfinrud, Maxime Dougados, Floris van Gaalen, Pál Géher, Irene van der Horst-Bruinsma, Robert D Inman, Merryn Jongkees, Uta Kiltz, Tore K Kvien, Pedro M Machado, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Anna Molto, Victoria Navarro-Compàn, Salih Ozgocmen, Fernando M Pimentel-Santos, John Reveille, Martin Rudwaleit, Jochen Sieper, Percival Sampaio-Barros, Dieter Wiek, Jürgen Braun
To update and integrate the recommendations for ankylosing spondylitis and the recommendations for the use of tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) into one set applicable to the full spectrum of patients with axSpA. Following the latest version of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Standardised Operating Procedures, two systematic literature reviews first collected the evidence regarding all treatment options (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) that were published since 2009...
January 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081221/dietary-lipid-sources-influence-fatty-acid-composition-in-tissue-of-large-yellow-croaker-larmichthys-crocea-by-regulating-triacylglycerol-synthesis-and-catabolism-at-the-transcriptional-level
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Hong Qiu, Min Jin, Yi Li, You Lu, Yingmei Hou, Qicun Zhou
An 8-week feeding trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary lipid sources on growth performance, fatty acid composition, rate-limiting enzyme activities and gene expression related to lipid metabolism in large yellow croaker (Larmichthys crocea). Five iso-nitrogenous and iso-lipidic experimental diets were formulated to contain different lipid sources, such as fish oil (FO), soybean oil (SO), linseed oil (LO), rapeseed oil (RO) and peanut oil (PO), respectively. Triplicate groups of 50 fish (initial weight 13...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081174/definition-of-human-epitopes-recognized-in-tetanus-toxoid-and-development-of-an-assay-strategy-to-detect-ex-vivo-tetanus-cd4-t-cell-responses
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Ricardo da Silva Antunes, Sinu Paul, John Sidney, Daniela Weiskopf, Jennifer M Dan, Elizabeth Phillips, Simon Mallal, Shane Crotty, Alessandro Sette, Cecilia S Lindestam Arlehamn
Despite widespread uses of tetanus toxoid (TT) as a vaccine, model antigen and protein carrier, TT epitopes have been poorly characterized. Herein we defined the human CD4+ T cell epitope repertoire by reevaluation of previously described epitopes and evaluation of those derived from prediction of HLA Class II binding. Forty-seven epitopes were identified following in vitro TT stimulation, with 28 epitopes accounting for 90% of the total response. Despite this diverse range of epitopes, individual responses were associated with only a few immunodominant epitopes, with each donor responding on average to 3 epitopes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073120/nano-pelargonidin-protects-hyperglycemic-induced-l6-cells-against-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Asmita Samadder, Debojyoti Tarafdar, Suresh K Abraham, Kumaresh Ghosh, Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh
Nano-encapsulation of several natural products has become an important tool in enhancing the bioavailability of some modern drugs against many diseases. Pelargonidin is an anthocyanidin found in many fruits and vegetables. Pelargonidin is loaded with poly-lactide-co-glycolic-acid, a non-toxic biodegradable polymer, to produce nano-pelargonidin. Size, morphology, zeta potential, and planar uniformity of formulated nano-pelargonidin were determined by atomic force microscopy and dynamic light scattering. The time required for cellular entry, folds of nano-pelargonidin, and drug encapsulation efficiency of poly-lactide-co-glycolic-acid were also ascertained...
January 10, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070892/extraction-partial-purification-and-characterization-of-amylase-from-parthenocarpic-date-p-dactylifera-effect-on-the-cake-quality
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Hanen El Abed, Bassem Khemakhem, Imen Fendri, Mouna Chakroun, Mehdi Triki, Noureddine Drira, Hafedh Mejdoub
BACKGROUND: Phoenix dactylifera L. plays an important role in social, economic, and ecological Tunisian sectors. Some date palms produce parthenocarpic fruit named Sish. The objective of the present study is to extract biomolecules from parthenocarpic fruit by producing value-added products from the fruits. RESULTS: The optimization extraction of amylolytic activity from parthenocarpic fruit (AmyPF) was carried out using Box Behnken Design (BBD). A partial purification of about 250 folds with an activity yield of 47% was achieved...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070319/development-of-a-nutrient-dense-complementary-food-using-amaranth-sorghum-grains
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Judith Kanensi Okoth, Sophie Atieno Ochola, Nicholas K Gikonyo, Anselimo Makokha
Thin porridge from cereals and starchy tubers is a common complementary food in Sub Saharan Africa. It may be high in antinutrients, low in energy, and nutrient density hence inadequate in providing infants' high energy and nutrients requirements per unit body weight. Consequently, undernourishment levels among children under 5 years are high. Therefore, there is need to avail nutrient-dense complementary foods especially for children in low-resource settings. The study was aimed at developing a nutrient-dense complementary food from amaranth and sorghum grains...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069947/first-passage-time-approach-to-controlling-noise-in-the-timing-of-intracellular-events
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Khem Raj Ghusinga, John J Dennehy, Abhyudai Singh
In the noisy cellular environment, gene products are subject to inherent random fluctuations in copy numbers over time. How cells ensure precision in the timing of key intracellular events despite such stochasticity is an intriguing fundamental problem. We formulate event timing as a first-passage time problem, where an event is triggered when the level of a protein crosses a critical threshold for the first time. Analytical calculations are performed for the first-passage time distribution in stochastic models of gene expression...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069556/regeneration-of-bone-using-nanoplex-delivery-of-fgf-2-and-bmp-2-genes-in-diaphyseal-long-bone-radial-defects-in-a-diabetic-rabbit-model
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Behnoush Khorsand, Nate Nicholson, Anh-Vu Do, John E Femino, James A Martin, Emily Petersen, Brian Guetschow, Douglas C Fredericks, Aliasger K Salem
Bone fracture healing impairment related to systemic diseases such as diabetes can be addressed by growth factor augmentation. We previously reported that growth factors such as fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) work synergistically to encourage osteogenesis in vitro. In this report, we investigated if BMP-2 and FGF-2 together can synergistically promote bone repair in a leporine model of diabetes mellitus, a condition that is known to be detrimental to union. We utilized two kinds of plasmid DNA encoding either BMP-2 or FGF-2 formulated into polyethylenimine (PEI) complexes...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069512/minocycline-enhances-the-mesenchymal-stromal-stem-cell-pro-healing-phenotype-in-triple-antimicrobial-loaded-hydrogels
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Alberto Daniel Guerra, Warren E Rose, Peiman Hematti, W John Kao
: Mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) have demonstrated pro-healing properties including an anti-inflammatory cytokine profile and the promotion of angiogenesis via expression of growth factors in pre-clinical models. MSCs encapsulated in poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGdA) and thiolated gelatin poly(ethylene glycol) (Gel-PEG-Cys) crosslinked hydrogels have led to controlled cellular presentation at wound sites with favorable wound healing outcomes. However, the therapeutic potential of MSC-loaded hydrogels may be limited by non-specific protein adsorption on the delivery matrix that could facilitate the initial adhesion of microorganisms and subsequent virulent biofilm formation...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069361/dna-mva-protein-vaccination-of-rhesus-macaques-induces-hiv-specific-immunity-in-mucosal-associated-lymph-nodes-and-functional-antibodies
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Gerald K Chege, Wendy A Burgers, Tracey L Müller, Clive M Gray, Enid G Shephard, Susan W Barnett, Guido Ferrari, David Montefiori, Carolyn Williamson, Anna-Lise Williamson
Successful future HIV vaccines are expected to generate an effective cellular and humoral response against the virus in both the peripheral blood and mucosal compartments. We previously reported the development of DNA-C and MVA-C vaccines based on HIV-1 subtype C and demonstrated their immunogenicity when given in a DNA prime-MVA boost combination in a nonhuman primate model. In the current study, rhesus macaques previously vaccinated with a DNA-C and MVA-C vaccine regimen were re-vaccinated 3.5years later with MVA-C followed by a protein vaccine based on HIV-1 subtype C envelope formulated with MF59 adjuvant (gp140Env/MF59), and finally a concurrent boost with both vaccines...
January 6, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068489/legumes-as-functional-ingredients-in-gluten-free-bakery-and-pasta-products
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Martina Foschia, Stefan W Horstmann, Elke K Arendt, Emanuele Zannini
The increasing demand of gluten-free food products from consumers has triggered food technologists to investigate a wide range of gluten-free ingredients from different sources to reproduce the unique network structure developed by gluten in a wheat-dough system. In recent times, the attention has been focused on novel application of legume flour or ingredients. The interest in this crop category is mainly attributed to their functional properties, such as solubility and water-binding capacity, which play an important role in gluten-free food formulation and processing...
January 4, 2017: Annual Review of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067926/dual-functional-lipid-like-nanoparticles-for-delivery-of-mrna-and-mri-contrast-agents
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X Luo, B Li, X Zhang, W Zhao, A Bratasz, B Deng, D W McComb, Y Dong
Multi-functional nanomaterials possess unique properties, facilitating both therapeutic and diagnostic applications among others. Herein, we developed dual-functional lipid-like nanoparticles for simultaneous delivery of mRNA and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents in order to express functional proteins and provide real-time visualization. TT3-Gd18 LLNs were identified as a lead formulation, which was able to encapsulate 91% of mRNA and 74% of Gd. This formulation showed a comparable or a slightly higher delivery efficiency of mRNA compared to the initial TT3 LLNs...
January 9, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067231/multiomics-reveal-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-rats-following-chronic-exposure-to-an-ultra-low-dose-of-roundup-herbicide
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Robin Mesnage, George Renney, Gilles-Eric Séralini, Malcolm Ward, Michael N Antoniou
The impairment of liver function by low environmentally relevant doses of glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH) is still a debatable and unresolved matter. Previously we have shown that rats administered for 2 years with 0.1 ppb (50 ng/L glyphosate equivalent dilution; 4 ng/kg body weight/day daily intake) of a Roundup GBH formulation showed signs of enhanced liver injury as indicated by anatomorphological, blood/urine biochemical changes and transcriptome profiling. Here we present a multiomic study combining metabolome and proteome liver analyses to obtain further insight into the Roundup-induced pathology...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065899/statistical-inference-of-protein-structural-alignments-using-information-and-compression
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James H Collier, Lloyd Allison, Arthur M Lesk, Peter J Stuckey, Maria Garcia de la Banda, Arun S Konagurthu
MOTIVATION: Structural molecular biology depends crucially on computational techniques that compare protein three-dimensional structures and generate structural alignments (the assignment of one-to-one correspondences between subsets of amino acids based on atomic coordinates). Despite its importance, the structural alignment problem has not been formulated, much less solved, in a consistent and reliable way. To overcome these difficulties, we present here a statistical framework for the precise inference of structural alignments, built on the Bayesian and information-theoretic principle of Minimum Message Length (MML)...
January 8, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065820/bioavailability-enhanced-resveramax%C3%A2-modulates-quorum-sensing-and-inhibits-biofilm-formation-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1
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H S Vasavi, H V Sudeep, H B Lingaraju, K Shyam Prasad
Quorum sensing (QS), a cell-to-cell communication mechanism present in many bacterial species plays a key role in regulating the virulence factor and biofilm formation in many pathogens, which causes severe public health risk. Therefore, interfering with QS mechanism offers an attractive strategy to combat bacterial infections. In the present study, anti-QS activity of a novel resveratrol formulation, Resveramax™, was detected using Chromobacterium violaceum biosensor bioassay and the effect of Resveramax on QS-regulated phenotypes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 was assessed by standard protocols...
January 5, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063990/efficient-tuning-of-sirna-dose-response-by-combining-mixed-polymer-nanocarriers-with-simple-kinetic-modeling
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Chad T Greco, Victoria G Muir, Thomas H Epps Iii, Millicent O Sullivan
: Two of the most prominent challenges that limit the clinical success of siRNA therapies are a lack of control over cargo release from the delivery vehicle and an incomplete understanding of the link between gene silencing dynamics and siRNA dosing. Herein, we address these challenges through the formulation of siRNA polyplexes containing light-responsive polymer mixtures, whose varied compositions and triggered release behavior provide enhanced gene silencing and controlled dose responses that can be predicted by simple kinetic models...
January 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063643/protective-effect-of-tritone-livosone-on-oxidative-dna-damage-and-its-hepatoprotective-potential-against-various-hepatotoxic-agent-in-wistar-rats
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Sheetal Kashinath Medhekar, Tejas Pandurang Jadhav, Vishal Sadashiv Sasane, Vikas Suresh Shende, Nagesh Hanmantrao Aloorkar, Anjali Baburao Chincholkar, Girish Sudhakar Soman, Ajit Shankarrao Kulkarni
AIM: To evaluate antioxidant activity, DNA damage inhibition and hepatoprotecitve potential of polyherbal formulation Tritone (Livosone). METHODS: In vitro antioxidant activity of Tritone formulation was performed by using DPPH assay. Hepatoprotecitve potential of Tritone was evaluated against various hepatotoxic agents including Paracetamol (2g/kg b. wt p.o. single dose on 15th day), Galactosamine (400mg/kg b. wt. i.p. single dose on 8th day) and Alcohol (30% p...
January 4, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061931/synergistic-effect-of-hormones-and-biosolids-on-scenedesmus-abundans-for-eliciting-total-biolipids
#18
Chelladurai Chellamboli, Muthiah Perumalsamy
  This study states an integrated approach to grow Scenedesmus abundans in the presence of biostimulants as a robust flourishing organism pertaining to attain the maximum yield of the biodiesel through transesterification. These assessments are especially targeted to achieve the appreciable profit on biodiesel using three biostimulants such as, Indole 3-acetic acid (3 IAA), 6-Benzylaminopurine (6 BAP), and Gibberellic acid (GA) hormones. The proposed schema proved a rise in biomass; as well as lipid content, compared with an alga grown in the absence of hormones...
December 1, 2016: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060264/peptide-derived-method-to-transport-genes-and-proteins-across-cellular-and-organellar-barriers-in-plants
#19
Jo-Ann Chuah, Yoko Horii, Keiji Numata
The capacity to introduce exogenous proteins and express (or down-regulate) specific genes in plants provides a powerful tool for fundamental research as well as new applications in the field of plant biotechnology. Viable methods that currently exist for protein or gene transfer into plant cells, namely Agrobacterium and microprojectile bombardment, have disadvantages of low transformation frequency, limited host range, or a high cost of equipment and microcarriers. The following protocol outlines a simple and versatile method, which employs rationally-designed peptides as delivery agents for a variety of nucleic acid- and protein-based cargoes into plants...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057545/preparation-of-aqueous-core-plga-shell-microcapsules-with-mono-nuclear-cores-by-internal-phase-separation-optimization-of-formulation-parameters
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Samer R Abulateefeh, Mahmoud Y Alkawareek, Fatema R Abdullah, Alaaldin M Alkilany
Previously our group employed the internal phase separation (IPS) method to produce aqueous core-PLGA shell microcapsules with poly-nuclear core morphologies. This report describes the preparation of the more desired and challenging architecture with mono-nuclear cores. Optimization of formulation parameters including (i) varying the composition of the internal phase, and (ii) incorporating selected organic solvents (DCM, chloroform, methanol and acetonitrile) into the internal phase were systematically evaluated...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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