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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656563/factors-affecting-publication-in-peer-reviewed-journals-of-abstracts-presented-from-2008-to-2012-acvo-meetings
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Ellison Bentley, Megan Koester, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Nadav Yair, Ron Ofri
PURPOSE: To examine variables that affect publication of ACVO meeting abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and compare results to ECVO publication rate (PR). METHODS: Published papers were identified via online searches for abstracts from 2008 to 2012 ACVO/ECVO meetings. Variables analyzed (via Pearson's chi-Squared test) included the following: oral presentation/poster, type of abstract (clinical/basic science/case report), species, ocular tissue, nationality, funding, first/last/any author a diplomate, resident as first author, and author affiliation (private practice/university)...
April 14, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656537/histological-evaluation-of-the-repair-process-of-replanted-rat-teeth-after-storage-in-resveratrol-dissolved-in-dimethyl-sulfoxide
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Wilson Roberto Poi, Celso Koogi Sonoda, Marina Fuzette Amaral, Alfredo Franco Queiroz, Alline Batistussi França, Daniela Atili Brandini
BACKGROUND/AIM: The storage media is directly related to the prognosis of avulsed teeth, with resveratrol drawing attention due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory proprieties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the repair process in rat teeth following delayed replantation after storage in resveratrol (R) dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The upper right central incisors of 36 rats were divided into 4 groups. In Group I, the teeth were extracted and immediately replanted...
April 14, 2018: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656496/fast-and-sensitive-hplc-uv-method-for-cefazolin-quantification-in-plasma-and-subcutaneous-tissue-microdialysate-of-humans-and-rodents-applied-to-pharmacokinetic-studies-in-obese-individuals
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Eduardo Celia Palma, João Victor Laureano, Bibiana Verlindo de Araújo, Nelson Guardiola Meinhardt, Airton Tetelbom Stein, Teresa Dalla Costa
Antimicrobial prophylactic dosing of morbidly obese patients may differ from normal weighted individuals due to alterations on drug´s tissue distribution. Drug subcutaneous tissue distribution can be investigated by microdialysis patients and animals. The need of cefazolin prophylactic dose adjustment in obese patients remains under discussion. The paper describes the validation of an HPLC-UV method for cefazolin quantification in plasma and microdialysate samples from clinical and pre-clinical studies. A C18 column with an isocratic mobile phase was used for drug separation, with detection at 272 nm...
April 14, 2018: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656478/transplantation-of-neural-progenitor-cells-expressing-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-into-the-motor-cortex-as-a-strategy-to-treat-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Gretchen M Thomsen, Pablo Avalos, Annie A Ma, Mor Alkaslasi, Noell Cho, Livia Wyss, Jean-Philippe Vit, Marlesa Godoy, Patrick Suezaki, Oksana Shelest, Krystof S Bankiewicz, Clive N Svendsen
Early dysfunction of cortical motor neurons may underlie the initiation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). As such, the cortex represents a critical area of ALS research and a promising therapeutic target. In the current study, human cortical-derived neural progenitor cells engineered to secrete glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) were transplanted into the SOD1G93A ALS rat cortex, where they migrated, matured into astrocytes, and released GDNF. This protected motor neurons, delayed disease pathology and extended survival of the animals...
April 15, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656466/evaluation-of-high-fat-high-fructose-diet-treatment-in-factor-viii-coagulation-factor-deficient-mouse-model
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Alaknanda Mishra, Shailendra Arindkar, Preeti Sahay, Jerald Mahesh Kumar, Pramod K Upadhyay, Subeer S Majumdar, Perumal Nagarajan
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)-like conditions enhance the production and action of clotting factors in humans. However, studies examining the effect of NAFLD due to high-fat high-fructose (HFHF) diet in factor VIII-deficient (haemophilia A) animals or patients have not been reported previously. In this study, we investigated the individual role of factor VIII in the progression of diet-induced NAFLD in the factor 8-/- (F8-/- ) mouse model system and its consequences on the haemophilic status of the mice...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656422/role-of-lactoferrin-and-lactoferrin-derived-peptides-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-diseases
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Kabilan Velliyagounder, Dania Bahdila, Siddhi Pawar, Daniel H Fine
The oral cavity harbors different taxonomic groups, the evolutionary co-existence of which develops the oral ecosystem. These resident microorganisms can alter the balance between the physiologic and pathologic conditions that affect the host, both locally and systemically. This highly sophisticated nature of the oral cavity poses a significant therapeutic challenge. Numerous human and animal studies have been conducted to potentiate the efficacy and competence of current treatments of pathologic conditions as well as to develop novel therapeutic modalities...
April 14, 2018: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656360/dietary-vitamin-e-status-dictates-oxidative-stress-outcomes-by-modulating-effects-of-fish-oil-supplementation-in-alzheimer-disease-model-app-swe-ps1-de9-mice
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Shengqi Dong, Xiaochen Huang, Jie Zhen, Nicholas Van Halm-Lutterodt, JiaJia Wang, Cui Zhou, Linhong Yuan
Quite a number of studies have examined the effects of fish oil supplementation on cognitive performance in different transgenic animal models of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, inconsistent and controversial outcomes have been derived from these experiments. In order to investigate whether the beneficial effect of fish oil supplementation on cognition was dietary VE status associated, fish oil dietary intervention was carried out in transgenic APPswe /PS1dE9 (APP/PS1) mice. Control mice (C57BL/6J mice) were fed a normal control diet...
April 14, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656327/analysis-of-regeneration-and-myelination-associated-proteins-in-human-neuroma-in-continuity-and-discontinuity
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Patrick Dömer, Bettina Kewitz, Christian P G Heinen, Ulrike Janssen-Bienhold, Thomas Kretschmer
BACKGROUND: Neuromas are pathologic nerve distensions caused by a nerve's response to trauma, resulting in a dysfunctional to non-functional nerve. Depending on the severance of the affected nerve, the resulting neuroma can be differentiated into continuous and stump neuroma. While neuroma formation has been investigated in animal models with enormous regenerative capacity, the search for differences in human response to nerve trauma on a molecular level ultimately seeks to identify reasons for functionally successful versus unsuccessful regeneration after peripheral nerve trauma in man...
April 14, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656325/dosing-of-the-second-generation-cryoballoon-using-acute-time-to-pulmonary-vein-isolation-as-an-indicator-of-durable-ablation-in-a-canine-model
#9
Wilber Su, Nicolas Coulombe, Nicole Kirchhof, Erin Grassl, Dan Wittenberger
BACKGROUND: Rigid time-based dosing protocol(s) currently used in the clinic for cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation may be inadequate to guide the circumferential and transmural cryothermal energy transfer across the pulmonary vein (PV) and may result in injury to collateral tissues or electrical gaps between the PV and left atrium (LA). OBJECTIVE: A physiologic endpoint (e.g., acute time-to-PV isolation a.k.a. time-to-effect; TTE) may be effective in the determination of a transmural lesion formation and may allow for individualized ablation dosing across each PV...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656312/evaluation-of-taurine-neuroprotection-in-aged-rats-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
Raeesa Gupte, Sarah Christian, Paul Keselman, Joshua Habiger, William M Brooks, Janna L Harris
Despite higher rates of hospitalization and mortality following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in patients over 65 years old, older patients remain underrepresented in drug development studies. Worse outcomes in older individuals compared to younger adults could be attributed to exacerbated injury mechanisms including oxidative stress, inflammation, blood-brain barrier disruption, and bioenergetic dysfunction. Accordingly, pleiotropic treatments are attractive candidates for neuroprotection. Taurine, an endogenous amino acid with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, osmolytic, and neuromodulator effects, is neuroprotective in adult rats with TBI...
April 14, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656274/meat-quality-in-relation-to-swine-well-being-after-transport-and-during-lairage-at-the-slaughterhouse
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L Rey-Salgueiro, E Martinez-Carballo, P Fajardo, M J Chapela, M Espiñeira, J Simal-Gandara
Cortisol and corticosterone in saliva were evaluated as pig stress biomarkers, using pig genotype (Duroc, L62 or Pietrain) and lairage time in the slaughterhouse (0, 2.0, 4.0 or 6.0 h) as controlled variables. Although some pigs were found to be carriers of stress susceptibility, all were healthy heterozygous individuals. Pre-slaughter transport increased cortisol levels in saliva above 3.0 μg/L (medium stress), and 4.0 h of lairage in the slaughterhouse raised them above 6.0 μg/L, whereas corticosterone concentrations exceeded 4 μg/L, which are suggestive of high stress...
April 9, 2018: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656188/inhibition-of-the-dopamine-transporter-as-an-animal-model-of-bipolar-disorder-mania-locomotor-response-neuroimmunological-profile-and-pharmacological-modulation
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Juliana R Bastos, Katherinne M Perico, Érica L Marciano Vieira, Antônio L Teixeira, Fabiana S Machado, Aline S de Miranda, Fabrício A Moreira
Inhibition of dopamine transporter (DAT) by GBR12909 has been proposed as a pharmacological model of mania related to bipolar disorder (BD). Here we tested the hypothesis that GBR12909 injection impairs habituation and induces hyperlocomotion in mice, along with changes in cytokines and neurotrophic factors levels, as observed in BD patients. We also tested if lithium carbonate, sodium valproate and aripiprazole prevent GBR12909-induced locomotion. Male Swiss mice received GBR12909 (15 mg/kg) injections and locomotor responses were quantified in an open field...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656179/novel-reno-protective-mechanism-of-aspirin-involves-h2ak119-monoubiquitination-and-set7-in-preventing-type-1-diabetic-nephropathy
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Santosh Kumar Goru, Anil Bhanudas Gaikwad
BACKGROUND: Even after several novel therapeutic approaches, the number of people with diabetic nephropathy (DN) still continues to increase globally, this suggest to find novel therapeutic strategies to prevent it completely. Recent reports, are indicating the ubiquitin proteasome system alterations in DN. Recently, we also showed that, histone H2AK119 mono-ubiquitination (H2AK119-Ub) found to regulate Set7, a key epigenetic enzyme in the development of renal fibrosis under type 1 diabetic condition...
December 2, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656148/basement-membrane-mechanics-shape-development-lesson-from-the-fly
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REVIEW
William Ramos-Lewis, Andrea Page-McCaw
Basement membrane plays a foundational role in the structure and maintenance of many tissues throughout the animal kingdom. In addition to signaling to cells through cell-surface receptors, basement membrane directly influences the development and maintenance of organ shape via its mechanical properties. The mechanical properties of basement membrane are dictated by its composition, geometry, and crosslinking. Distinguishing between the ways the basement membrane influences morphology in vivo poses a major challenge...
April 12, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656134/seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-of-hepatitis-e-virus-infection-in-cancer-patients-in-eastern-china
#15
Meng-Jie Bai, Na Zhou, Wei Dong, Guang-Xing Li, Wei Cong, Xing-Quan Zhu
OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a single-stranded RNA virus infecting a variety of animals and humans. However, little is known of HEV infection among cancer patients in China. This study provides new epidemiological data for the prevalence of co-infection of HEV in cancer patients, indicating that HEV infection is common in this group. METHODS: We recruited a total of 950 cancer patients and 950 control volunteers from Shandong Province, eastern China, to participate in our investigation...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656096/the-influence-of-exercise-on-anxiety-like-behavior-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#16
C DePasquale, J Leri
In non-human mammals, exercise has been shown to decrease anxiety-like behavior. Conversely, a number of studies have reported no effect or even an increase in anxiety-like behavior after exercise, however, inconsistent training regimes and behavioral paradigms across studies may be confounding the results. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are a well-established animal model in neurobehavioral research, and have the potential to shed new insight into the effects of exercise on anxiety-like behavior where previous research has been limited, due to the ability to precisely control intensity and duration of exercise, and the validation of tests for measuring different aspects of anxiety-like behaviors...
April 12, 2018: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656095/a-protocol-of-human-animal-interaction-to-habituate-young-sheep-and-goats-for-behavioural-studies
#17
P G González-Pech, C G Marín-Tun, D A Valladares-González, J Ventura-Cordero, G I Ortiz-Ocampo, R Cámara-Sarmiento, C Sandoval-Castro, J F J Torres-Acosta
Animal habituation is key to obtain reliable data on behavioural studies but detailed procedures to achieve it are scarce. This study designed a set of actions to habituate sheep and goats to human observers. Pelibuey sheep (n = 15) and Criollo goats (n = 10) were classified as (a) avoider, flight from human interaction, or (b) follower, seek human interaction. Habituation was measured by the reduction of flight distance by avoiders, or number of followers in the presence of observers. The habituation protocol consisted of a gradually increased series of five manoeuvres, either challenge (for avoiders) or evasion (for seekers), performed first inside a pen and subsequently in a grass paddock...
April 12, 2018: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656094/social-interaction-with-a-tutor-modulates-responsiveness-of-specific-auditory-neurons-in-juvenile-zebra-finches
#18
Shin Yanagihara, Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama
Behavioral states of animals, such as observing the behavior of a conspecific, modify signal perception and/or sensations that influence state-dependent higher cognitive behavior, such as learning. Recent studies have shown that neuronal responsiveness to sensory signals is modified when animals are engaged in social interactions with others or in locomotor activities. However, how these changes produce state-dependent differences in higher cognitive function is still largely unknown. Zebra finches, which have served as the premier songbird model, learn to sing from early auditory experiences with tutors...
April 12, 2018: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656092/sleep-deprivation-impairs-cognitive-performance-in-zebrafish-a-matter-of-fact
#19
Jaquelinne Pinheiro-da-Silva, Steven Tran, Ana Carolina Luchiari
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) has become a valuable model organism for behavioral studies examining learning and memory. Its diurnal circadian rhythm and characterized sleep-like state make it comparable to mammals, features that have contributed to establishing this small vertebrate as a translational model for sleep research. Despite sleep being an evolutionarily conserved behavior, its mechanisms and functions are still debated. Sleep deprivation is commonly associated with decreased attention, reduced responsiveness to external stimuli, altered locomotor activity and impaired performance on cognitive tasks...
April 12, 2018: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656087/molecular-features-of-hepatitis-e-virus-circulation-in-environmental-and-human-samples
#20
H Fenaux, M Chassaing, S Berger, H Jeulin, A Gentilhomme, M Bensenane, J P Bronowicki, C Gantzer, I Bertrand, E Schvoerer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is emerging but its circulation between humans and the environment remains misunderstood. HEV ORF2 gene encodes the capsid playing a key role in viral interactions with surfaces, ORF3 products are involved in the viral cycle. Our aim was to study the molecular characteristics of ORF2 and ORF3 which could favor HEV fitness in patients and the environment. STUDY DESIGN: Samples from 69 patients with hepatitis (blood/stools), 20 urban wastewaters, 20 effluents of a pig slaughterhouse, 22 farm pigs (stools), 20 wild boars (liver/stools) were collected in North-Eastern France...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
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