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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531284/different-abundance-and-correlational-patterns-exist-between-total-and-presumed-pathogenic-v-vulnificus-and-v-parahaemolyticus-in-shellfish-and-waters-along-the-north-carolina-coast
#1
Tiffany C Williams, Brett A Froelich, Britney Phippen, Patricia Fowler, Rachel T Noble, James D Oliver
Monitoring of Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus abundance is pertinent due to the ability of these species to cause disease in humans through aquatic vectors. Previously, we performed a multiyear investigation tracking Vibrio spp. levels in five sites along the southeastern North Carolina coast. From February 2013 to October 2015 total V. vulnificus, and V. parahaemolyticus abundance was measured in water, oysters, and clams. In the current study, pathogenic subpopulations were identified in these isolates using molecular markers, revealing that 5...
May 20, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524176/lentivirus-mediated-microrna-124-gene-modified-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-promotes-the-repair-of-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#2
Jia-Lin Song, Wei Zheng, Wei Chen, Yun Qian, Yuan-Ming Ouyang, Cun-Yi Fan
Our study aims to explore the effects of lentivirus-mediated microRNA-124 (miR-124) gene-modified bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC) transplantation on the repair of spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. BMSCs were isolated from the bone marrow of rats. The target gene miR-124 was identified using a luciferase-reporter gene assay. Seventy-two rats were selected for construction of the SCI model, and the rats were randomly divided into the blank group, sham group, SCI group, negative control (NC) group, overexpressed miR-124 group and si-PDXK group...
May 19, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514180/molecular-typing-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-strains-isolated-from-mollusks-in-the-north-adriatic-sea
#3
Mohammad Shamsur Rahman, Roberta Carraro, Barbara Cardazzo, Lisa Carraro, Davide Boscolo Meneguolo, Maria Elena Martino, Nadia Andrea Andreani, Paola Bordin, Renzo Mioni, Lisa Barco, Enrico Novelli, Stefania Balzan, Luca Fasolato
BACKGROUND: Vibrio parahaemolyticus is an emerging foodborne pathogen in the Mediterranean, usually associated with shellfish consumption. The increase in the number of outbreaks in Europe is primarily associated with the global warming of the ocean that has a great impact on the spread and genetic selection of waterborne pathogens. The primary role of Italy in Europe's mollusk production, together with the fact that cases of infections with V. parahaemolyticus are not always notified to the European community, highlighted the necessity of acquiring new information about the epidemiological involvement of shellfish products...
May 17, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504816/virulence-factors-and-antimicrobial-resistance-in-environmental-strains-of-vibrio-alginolyticus
#4
Marcos F Hernández-Robles, Ana K Álvarez-Contreras, Patricia Juárez-García, Iván Natividad-Bonifacio, Everardo Curiel-Quesada, Carlos Vázquez-Salinas, Elsa I Quiñones-Ramírez
Vibrio alginolyticus has acquired increasing importance because this microorganism may be pathogenic to aquatic animals and humans. It has been reported that some V. alginolyticus strains carry virulence genes derived from pathogenic V. cholerae and V. parahaemolyticus strains. In this work V. alginolyticus was isolated from oyster samples acquired from a food-market in Mexico City. Thirty isolates were identified as V. alginolitycus. Strains showed β-haemolysis and proteolytic activity and produced a capsule...
December 2016: International Microbiology: the Official Journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482282/effects-of-ambient-exposure-refrigeration-and-icing-on-vibrio-vulnificus-and-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-abundances-in-oysters
#5
J L Jones, K A Lydon, T P Kinsey, B Friedman, M Curtis, R Schuster, J C Bowers
Vibrio vulnificus (Vv) and V. parahaemolyticus (Vp) illnesses are typically acquired through the consumption of raw molluscan shellfish, particularly oysters. As Vibrio spp. are naturally-occurring bacteria, one means of mitigation of illness is achieved by limiting post-harvest growth. In this study, effects of ambient air storage, refrigeration, and icing of oysters on Vibrio spp. abundances were examined at two sites in Alabama (AL) [Dog River (DR) and Cedar Point (CP)] and one site in Delaware Bay, New Jersey (NJ)...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463726/amitraz-changes-ne-da-and-5-ht-biosynthesis-and-metabolism-mediated-by-alterations-in-estradiol-content-in-cns-of-male-rats
#6
Javier Del Pino, Paula Moyano, Matilde Ruiz, María José Anadón, María Jesús Díaz, José Manuel García, Elena Labajo-González, María Teresa Frejo
Amitraz is a formamidine insecticide/acaricide that alters different neurotransmitters levels, among other neurotoxic effects. Oral amitraz exposure (20, 50 and 80 mg/kg bw, 5 days) has been reported to increase serotonin (5-HT), norepinephrine (NE) and dopamine (DA) content and to decrease their metabolites and turnover rates in the male rat brain, particularly in the striatum, prefrontal cortex, and hippocampus. However, the mechanisms by which these alterations are produced are not completely understood...
August 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461507/evolutionarily-conserved-trh-neuropeptide-pathway-regulates-growth-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#7
Elien Van Sinay, Olivier Mirabeau, Geert Depuydt, Matthias Boris Van Hiel, Katleen Peymen, Jan Watteyne, Sven Zels, Liliane Schoofs, Isabel Beets
In vertebrates thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) is a highly conserved neuropeptide that exerts the hormonal control of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels as well as neuromodulatory functions. However, a functional equivalent in protostomian animals remains unknown, although TRH receptors are conserved in proto- and deuterostomians. Here we identify a TRH-like neuropeptide precursor in Caenorhabditis elegans that belongs to a bilaterian family of TRH precursors. Using CRISPR/Cas9 and RNAi reverse genetics, we show that TRH-like neuropeptides, through the activation of their receptor TRHR-1, promote growth in Celegans TRH-like peptides from pharyngeal motor neurons are required for normal body size, and knockdown of their receptor in pharyngeal muscle cells reduces growth...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419241/central-hypothyroidism-due-to-a-trhr-mutation-causing-impaired-ligand-affinity-and-transactivation-of-gq
#8
Marta García, Jesús González de Buitrago, Mireia Jiménez-Rosés, Leonardo Pardo, Patricia M Hinkle, José C Moreno
Context: Central congenital hypothyroidism (CCH) is an underdiagnosed disorder characterized by deficient production and bioactivity of TSH leading to low thyroid hormone synthesis. TRH receptor (TRHR) defects are rare recessive disorders usually associated with incidentally identified CCH and short stature in childhood. Objectives: Clinical and genetic characterization of a consanguineous family of Roma origin with central hypothyroidism and identification of underlying molecular mechanisms...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407664/fenugreek-a-potent-hypoglycaemic-herb-can-cause-central-hypothyroidism-via-leptin-a-threat-to-diabetes-phytotherapy
#9
Jayjeet Majumdar, Pratip Chakraborty, Analava Mitra, Nirmal Kumar Sarkar, Supriti Sarkar
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum), a medicinal herb with potent antihyperglycaemic and hypoglycaemic effects, is used to treat diabetes. This study is aimed to explore the interaction of fenugreek seed extract (FSE) and HPT (hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid) axis in context of leptin secretion which have important role in normal and type-1 diabetic subjects. FSE (confirmed to contain trigonelline, diosgenin, 4 hydroxyisoleucine) was gavaged (0.25 gm/kg body weight/day) to normal and alloxan-induced type-1 diabetic rats for 4 weeks...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379580/association-of-tsh-with-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-overweight-and-obese-children-during-lifestyle-intervention
#10
J M Rijks, J Plat, E Dorenbos, B Penders, Wjm Gerver, Ace Vreugdenhil
Context: Overweight and obese children have an increased risk to develop cardiovascular diseases(CVD) in which thyroid stimulating hormone(TSH) has been suggested as an intermediary factor. However, results of cross-sectional studies are inconclusive and intervention studies investigating changes in TSH concentrations in association with changes in cardiovascular risk parameters in overweight and obese children are scarce. Objective: To gain insight in associations of circulating TSH concentrations and cardiovascular risk parameters in overweight and obese children...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342689/induction-of-out-of-season-egg-laying-by-artificial-photoperiod-in-yangzhou-geese-and-the-associated-endocrine-and-molecular-regulation-mechanisms
#11
Huanxi Zhu, Xibing Shao, Zhe Chen, Chuankun Wei, Mingming Lei, Shijia Ying, Jianning Yu, Zhendan Shi
This study was carried out to induce out-of-season breeding, in the summer, and to achieve high reproductive performance using artificial photoperiod manipulation in the long-day breeding Yangzhou goose. Young geese were subject to a two-phase short-to-long (group A) or a three-phase (long-short-long; group B) photoperiod program February through October. Egg-laying was induced to start similarly in both groups in May, increased to a peak level in July, and then decreased gradually through to October. The peak and post-peak laying rates were higher with the three-phase than with the two-phase program...
March 18, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324000/trh-action-is-impaired-in-pituitaries-of-male-igsf1-deficient-mice
#12
Marc-Olivier Turgeon, Tanya L Silander, Denica Doycheva, Xiao-Hui Liao, Marc Rigden, Luisina Ongaro, Xiang Zhou, Sjoerd D Joustra, Jan M Wit, Mike G Wade, Heike Heuer, Samuel Refetoff, Daniel J Bernard
Loss-of-function mutations in the X-linked immunoglobulin superfamily, member 1 (IGSF1) gene cause central hypothyroidism. IGSF1 is a transmembrane glycoprotein of unknown function expressed in thyrotropin (TSH)-producing thyrotrope cells of the anterior pituitary gland. The protein is cotranslationally cleaved, with only its C-terminal domain (CTD) being trafficked to the plasma membrane. Most intragenic IGSF1 mutations in humans map to the CTD. In this study, we used CRISPR-Cas9 to introduce a loss-of-function mutation into the IGSF1-CTD in mice...
April 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287185/serum-macro-tsh-level-is-associated-with-sleep-quality-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-risks-hscaa-study
#13
Manabu Kadoya, Sachie Koyama, Akiko Morimoto, Akio Miyoshi, Miki Kakutani, Kae Hamamoto, Masafumi Kurajoh, Takuhito Shoji, Yuji Moriwaki, Masahiro Koshiba, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Masaaki Inaba, Mitsuyoshi Namba, Hidenori Koyama
Macro thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) has been reported to be associated with seasonality and regulated by changes in day length in rodents, different from free TSH. In the present study, we investigated structural differences between macro TSH and free TSH levels in human serum, as well as the association of macro TSH with sleep quality. We enrolled 314 patients registered in the Hyogo Sleep Cardio-Autonomic Atherosclerosis (HSCAA) study. Sleep quality shown by actigraphy, sleep physical activity, and percent sleep in all and TSH closely matched subjects were significantly associated with high macro TSH levels...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279505/characterization-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-isolated-from-oysters-in-korea-resistance-to-various-antibiotics-and-prevalence-of-virulence-genes
#14
Chang-Ho Kang, YuJin Shin, SeokCheol Jang, HongSik Yu, SuKyung Kim, Sera An, Kunbawui Park, Jae-Seong So
Vibrio parahaemolyticus, found frequently in oysters, is the most prevalent gastroenteritis-causing pathogen in Korea and in several other Asian countries. This study monitored changes in the environmental parameters and occurrence of V. parahaemolyticus in oyster aquaculture sites. Of the 44 presumed V. parahaemolyticus isolates obtained, when tested against 16 antibiotics, 90.9, 86.4, and 75.0% of the 44 isolates exhibited resistance to vancomycin, ampicillin, and streptomycin, respectively. PCR analysis for the presence of the toxR gene confirmed 31 of the 44 isolates as being positive V...
May 15, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250798/reproductiveaxis-gene-regulation-during-photostimulation-and-photorefractoriness-in-yangzhou-goose-ganders
#15
Huanxi Zhu, Zhe Chen, Xibin Shao, Jianning Yu, Chuankun Wei, Zichun Dai, Zhendan Shi
BACKGROUND: The Yangzhou goose is a long-day breeding bird that has been increasingly produced in China. Artificial lighting programs are used for controlling its reproductive activities. This study investigated the regulations of photostimulation and photorefractoriness that govern the onset and cessation of the breeding period. RESULTS: Increasing the daily photoperiod from 8 to 12 h rapidly stimulated testis development and increased plasma testosterone concentrations, with peak levels being reached 2 months after the photoperiod increase...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211216/low-dose-eplerenone-treatment-decreases-aortic-stiffness-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension
#16
Tatjana Kalizki, Bernhard M W Schmidt, Ulrike Raff, Annemarie Reinold, Thomas K Schwarz, Markus P Schneider, Roland E Schmieder, Andreas Schneider
Vascular damage is aggravated in animal models of hypertension with mineralocorticoid (MR) excess and in hypertensive patients with primary hyperaldosteronism. MR antagonism has shown to provide effective blood pressure (BP)-control in patients with treatment resistant hypertension (TRH), but the concurrent effects on the vasculature have not been examined. In a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled parallel-group study, 51 patients with TRH received either eplerenone 50 mg or placebo for 6 months together with additional antihypertensives titrated to achieve a BP target of <140/90 mm Hg...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199771/thyroid-dysfunction-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-is-associated-with-folate-receptor-alpha-autoimmune-disorder
#17
Richard E Frye, Rebecca Wynne, Shannon Rose, John Slattery, Leanna Delhey, Marie Tippett, Stephen G Kahler, Sirish C Bennuri, Stepan Melnyk, Jeffrey M Sequeira, Edward Quadros
Folate receptor α (FRα) autoantibodies (FRAAs) are prevalent in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). FRAAs disrupt folate transport across the blood-brain barrier by binding to the FRα. Thyroid dysfunction is frequently found in children with ASD. We measured blocking and binding FRAAs and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free T4 (FT4), total T3 (TT3), reverse T3 (rT3), thyroid releasing hormone (TRH) and other metabolites in 87 children with ASD, 84 of whom also underwent behavior and cognition testing and in 42 of whom FRAAs, TSH and FT4 were measured at two time points...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173961/a-screen-for-modulators-reveals-that-orexin-a-rapidly-stimulates-thyrotropin-releasing-hormone-expression-and-release-in-hypothalamic-cell-culture
#18
Antonieta Cote-Vélez, Anabel Martínez Báez, Leticia Lezama, Rosa María Uribe, Patricia Joseph-Bravo, Jean-Louis Charli
In the paraventricular nucleus of the mammalian hypothalamus, hypophysiotropic thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) neurons integrate metabolic information and control the activity of the thyroid axis. Additional populations of TRH neurons reside in various hypothalamic areas, with poorly defined connections and functions, albeit there is evidence that some may be related to energy balance. To establish extracellular modulators of TRH hypothalamic neurons activity, we performed a screen of neurotransmitters effects in hypothalamic cultures...
April 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144705/ecological-fitness-and-virulence-features-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-in-estuarine-environments
#19
REVIEW
Charles R Lovell
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a commonly encountered and highly successful organism in marine ecosystems. It is a fast-growing, extremely versatile copiotroph that is active over a very broad range of conditions. It frequently occurs suspended in the water column (often attached to particles or zooplankton), and is a proficient colonist of submerged surfaces. This organism is an important pathogen of animals ranging from microcrustaceans to humans and is a causative agent of seafood-associated food poisoning. This review examines specific ecological adaptations of V...
March 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118280/low-dose-eplerenone-decreases-left-ventricular-mass-in-treatment-resistant-hypertension
#20
Andreas Schneider, Johannes Schwab, Marina V Karg, Tatjana Kalizki, Annemarie Reinold, Ingrid Bär, Markus P Schneider, Roland E Schmieder, Bernhard M W Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists are increasingly used in patients with treatment-resistant hypertension (TRH). There is experimental evidence for blood pressure (BP) independent effects of mineralocorticoid receptor blockade on cardiovascular target organ damage. We hypothesized that low-dose eplerenone (50 mg) will reduce left ventricular mass (LVM) beyond its BP-lowering effects. METHODS: We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study in 51 patients with TRH...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
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