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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449051/viral-kinetics-in-semen-with-different-antiretroviral-families-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-infected-patients-a-randomized-trial
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Alicia Gutierrez-Valencia, Omar J Benmarzouk-Hidalgo, Inmaculada Rivas-Jeremías, Nuria Espinosa, María Trujillo-Rodríguez, Tamara Fernandez-Magdaleno, Pompeyo Viciana, Luis F López-Cortés
Background: There are several regimens for starting antiretroviral treatment, but it remains unknown whether either of them is more advantageous regarding the time course and magnitude of HIV-RNA decay in semen. Objective: To evaluate the differential effect of different antiretroviral drug families on viral kinetics in seminal plasma of treatment-naïve HIV-infected patients. Methods: Phase II, randomized, open-label study in which participants were randomized 1:1:1 to receive tenofovir-DF plus emtricitabine, and either cobicistat-boosted elvitegravir (EVGcobi), rilpivirine (RPV), or ritonavir-boosted darunavir (DRVrtv)...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448896/differentially-methylated-embryonal-fyn-associated-substrate-efs-gene-as-a-blood-specific-epigenetic-marker-and-its-potential-application-in-forensic-casework
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Athina Vidaki, Cecilia Johansson, Federica Giangasparo
DNA methylation patterns have the ability to reveal the activities of genes within a certain tissue at a particular time point. Tissue-specific DNA methylation patterns have been previously investigated for their applicability in the identification of forensically relevant body fluids, however there is still a lack in robust markers. While following a genome-wide scale investigation has a great potential to reveal useful tissue-specific changes, a gene-targeted approach can also lead to significant outcomes, especially in genomic locations not included in the genome-wide experiments...
April 19, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448268/the-effect-of-pycnogenol-on-wound-healing-in-diabetic-rats
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Elif Dogan, Latif Yanmaz, Semin Gedikli, Ugur Ersoz, Zafer Okumus
Pycnogenol (PYC), an extract of pine bark, is known to have photoprotective, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. An in vivo study was conducted to evaluate the effects of PYC treatment on wound healing in 48 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats, of which 24 were injected with a single dose of alloxan to induce diabetes. Three (3) excisional skin wounds (1.3 cm x 1.3 cm x 2 mm) were created in each healthy and diabetic animal. One (1) wound in each animal was left untreated, 1 was treated daily with a cleanser (ethacridine lactate) and covered with silver sulfadiazine (SSD), and 1 was treated with PYC powder (30 mg)...
April 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447678/metal-ions-in-the-synthesis-of-interlocked-molecules-and-materials
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REVIEW
James E M Lewis, Paul D Beer, Stephen J Loeb, Stephen M Goldup
The use of metal ions to template the synthesis of catenanes by Sauvage and co-workers was a pivotal moment in the development of the field of interlocked molecules. In this Review Article we shall examine the different roles metal-ligand interactions play in modern syntheses of interlocked molecules and materials, with a particular focus on seminal contributions and the advantages and disadvantages of employing metal ligand interactions.
April 18, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445960/effect-of-folate-deficiency-on-promoter-methylation-and-gene-expression-of-esr1-cav1-and-elavl1-and-its-influence-on-spermatogenesis
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Hong-Fang Yuan, Kai Zhao, Yu Zang, Chun-Yan Liu, Zhi-Yong Hu, Jia-Jing Wei, Ting Zhou, Ying Li, Hui-Ping Zhang
This study aims to investigate the effect of folate deficiency on the male reproductive function and the underlying mechanism. A total of 269 screened participants from 421 recruitments were enrolled in this study. An animal model of folate deficiency was constructed. Folate concentration was measured in the ejaculate, and its association with semen parameters was then determined. The expression and promoter methylation status of ESR1, CAV1, and ELAVL1 were also evaluated. Results showed that seminal plasma folate level was significantly lower among subjects with azoospermia than those with normozoospermia...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443821/two-new-species-of-tetragonocephalum-cestoda-lecanicephalidea-from-pastinachus-sephen-myliobatiformes-dasyatidae-from-the-gulf-of-oman
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Atabak Roohi Aminjan, Malek Masoumeh
In the present study two new species of Tetragonocephalum Shipley et Hornell, 1905, T. mackenziei sp. n. and T. kazemii sp. n., are described from the spiral intestine of the cowtail stingray, Pastinachus sephen (Forsskål), from the northern coast of the Gulf of Oman. Tetragonocephalum mackenziei is distinguished from the 16 other valid species of Tetragonocephalum by a unique combination of characteristics, i.e. sperm-filled seminal receptacle in immature proglottids, body length (7.7-17.5 mm), body width (213-288 µm), number of proglottids (34-49), number of testes (10-14), size of scolex (228-315 µm × 213-288 µm) and size of acetabula (56-73 µm × 61-75 µm)...
April 24, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443685/lymphatic-changes-in-respiratory-diseases-more-than-just-remodeling-of-the-lung
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Benjamin Stump, Ye Cui, Pranav Kidambi, Anthony M Lamattina, Souheil El-Chemaly
Advances in our ability to identify lymphatic endothelial cells and differentiate them from blood endothelial cells have led to important progress in the study of lymphatic biology. Over the past decade, pre-clinical and clinical studies have shown that there are changes to the lymphatic vasculature in nearly all lung diseases. Efforts to understand the contribution of lymphatics and their growth factors to disease initiation, progression and resolution have led to seminal findings establishing critical roles for lymphatics in lung biology spanning from the first breath after birth to asthma, tuberculosis, and lung transplantation...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443647/identifying-and-modeling-the-structural-discontinuities-of-human-interactions
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Sebastian Grauwin, Michael Szell, Stanislav Sobolevsky, Philipp Hövel, Filippo Simini, Maarten Vanhoof, Zbigniew Smoreda, Albert-László Barabási, Carlo Ratti
The idea of a hierarchical spatial organization of society lies at the core of seminal theories in human geography that have strongly influenced our understanding of social organization. Along the same line, the recent availability of large-scale human mobility and communication data has offered novel quantitative insights hinting at a strong geographical confinement of human interactions within neighboring regions, extending to local levels within countries. However, models of human interaction largely ignore this effect...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443587/role-of-trace-elements-for-oxidative-status-and-quality-of-human-sperm
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Galina Nenkova, Lubomir Petrov, Albena Alexandrova
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress affects negatively the sperm quality. For maintaining the pro/antioxidative balance, some metal ions (e.g. copper, zinc, iron, selenium), which are co-factors of the antioxidant enzymes, are essential. However, iron and copper could act as prooxidants inducing oxidative damage of spermatozoa. AIMS: This study aims to reveal a possible correlation between the concentrations of some metal ions (iron, copper, zinc, and selenium) in human seminal plasma, oxidative stress, assessed by malondialdehyde (MDA) and total glutathione (tGSH) levels, and semen quality, assessed by the parameters count, motility, and morphology...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442367/d-arcy-thompson-s-on-growth-and-form-from-soap-bubbles-to-tissue-self-organization
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REVIEW
Carl-Philipp Heisenberg
Tissues are thought to behave like fluids with a given surface tension. Differences in tissue surface tension (TST) have been proposed to trigger cell sorting and tissue envelopment. D'Arcy Thompson in his seminal book 'On Growth and Form' has introduced this concept of differential TST as a key physical mechanism dictating tissue formation and organization within the developing organism. Over the past century, many studies have picked up the concept of differential TST and analyzed the role and cell biological basis of TST in development, underlining the importance and influence of this concept in developmental biology...
April 22, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442045/lower-dietary-n-6-n-3-ratio-and-high-dose-vitamin-e-supplementation-improve-sperm-morphology-and-oxidative-stress-in-boars
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Qing Liu, Yuanfei Zhou, Runjia Duan, Hongkui Wei, Siwen Jiang, Jian Peng
A 2×2 factorial experiment (10 boars per treatment) was conducted for 16 weeks to evaluate the effects of the dietary n-6:n-3 ratio (14:1 vs 6:1) and vitamin E (200 vs 400mg kg(-1)) on boar sperm morphology and oxidative stress. Sperm mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), reactive oxygen species (ROS), DNA damage (8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine; 8-OHdG), seminal lipoperoxidation (malondialdehyde; MDA) and antioxidant capacity in the serum, spermatozoa and seminal plasma were assessed as indicators of oxidative stress...
April 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439429/the-standards-of-an-ultrasound-examination-of-the-prostate-gland-part-2
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REVIEW
Janusz F Tyloch, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek
The paper discusses the rules of the proper performing of the ultrasound examination of the prostate gland. It has been divided into two parts: the general part and the detailed part. The first part presents the necessary requirements related to the ultrasound equipment needed for performing transabdominal and transrectal examinations of the prostate gland. The second part presents the application of the ultrasound examination in benign prostatic hyperplasia, in cases of prostate inflammation and in prostate cancer...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438969/intracellular-in-vivo-dynamics-of-thalamocortical-synapses-in-visual-cortex
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Madineh Sedigh-Sarvestani, Leif Vigeland, Ivan Fernandez-Lamo, Morgan Taylor, Larry A Palmer, Diego Contreras
Seminal studies of the thalamocortical (TC) circuit in the visual system of the cat have been central to our understanding of sensory encoding. However, TC synaptic properties remain poorly understood. We used paired recordings, in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) and primary visual cortex (V1), to provide the first in vivo characterization of sensory-driven TC potentials in V1. The amplitudes of EPSPs we characterized were smaller than those previously reported in vitro. Consistent with prior findings, connected LGN-V1 pairs were only found when their receptive fields (RFs) overlapped, and the probability of connection increased steeply with degree of RF overlap and response similarity...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437103/ion-pair-oligomerization-of-chromogenic-triangulenium-cations-with-cyanostar-modified-anions-that-controls-emission-in-hierarchical-materials
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Bo Qiao, Brandon E Hirsch, Semin Lee, Maren Pink, Chun-Hsing Chen, Bo W Laursen, Amar H Flood
The hierarchical assembly of colored cationic molecules with receptor-modified counteranions can be used to control optical properties in materials. However, our knowledge of when the optical properties emerge in the hierarchical organization and the variety of cation-anion salts that are available to create these materials is limited. In this work, we extend the salts from small halides to large inorganic anions and determine how the structure coevolves with the emission properties using solution assemblies...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436704/association-of-cat-262c-t-with-the-concentration-of-catalase-in-seminal-plasma-and-the-risk-for-male-infertility-in-algeria
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Nour El Houda Bousnane, Sadiq May, Mouloud Yahia, Abed Alkarem Abu Alhaija
Catalase (CAT) plays a central role in the protection of different cell types against the deleterious effects of hydrogen peroxide. In human, CAT is implicated in many physiological and pathological conditions including idiopathic male infertility. In this study we examined the association between CAT levels in seminal plasma with different sperm parameters and with CAT-262 C/T polymorphism and their risk for idiopathic male infertility in Algeria. Semen and blood samples were obtained from 111 infertile males and 104 fertile controls from the region of Eastern Algeria following informed consent...
April 24, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434379/hick-s-law-for-choice-reaction-time-a-review
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Robert W Proctor, Darryl W Schneider
In 1952, W. E. Hick published an article in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, "On the Rate of Gain of Information." It played a seminal role in the cognitive revolution and established one of the few widely acknowledged laws in psychology, relating choice reaction time to the number of stimulus-response alternatives (or amount of uncertainty) in a task. We review the historical context in which Hick conducted his study and describe his experiments and theoretical analyses. We discuss the article's immediate impact on researchers, as well as challenges to and shortcomings of Hick's law and his analysis, including effects of stimulus-response compatibility, practice, very large set sizes, and sequential dependencies...
April 24, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431882/-primary-carcinoma-of-seminal-vesicle-a-delayed-revealed-cancer
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Mohamed Fourati, Hela Fourati, Ibrahim Mejdoub, Rebai Nouri, Mohamed Nabil M'hiri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431025/1h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-of-live-human-sperm
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S Reynolds, S J Calvert, M N Paley, A A Pacey
STUDY QUESTION: Can 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) be used to obtain information about the molecules and metabolites in live human spermatozoa? SUMMARY ANSWER: Percoll-based density gradient centrifugation (DGC) followed by a further two washing steps, yielded enough sperm with minimal contamination (<0.01%) from seminal fluid to permit effective MRS which detected significant differences (p < 0.05) in the choline/glycerophosphocholine, lipid and lactate regions of the 1H MRS spectrum between sperm in the pellet and those from the 40/80% interface...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429635/congenital-hypothalamic-hamartoblastoma-versus-hamartoma
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C Dunham, D McFadden, L Dahlgren, B Butler, S Hamilton, M McKinnon
Pallister Hall syndrome (PHS) is a rare malformative disorder that is due to truncating functional repressor mutations in GLI3. Since the seminal publication in 1980, hypothalamic tumors have been recognized to be a cardinal feature of PHS. In their original description of the neuropathologic features of PHS, Clarren et al. coined the term "hamartoblastoma" to characterize what they deemed to be a dual malformative and neoplastic mass of the hypothalamus. In subsequent published cases/series of PHS, the term "hamartoma" was often substituted for hamartoblastoma given what appeared to be a benign natural history of this lesion...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426426/pseudopecoelus-mccauleyi-n-sp-and-podocotyle-sp-digenea-opecoelidae-from-the-deep-waters-off-oregon-and-british-columbia-with-an-updated-key-to-the-species-of-pseudopecoelus-von-wicklen-1946-and-checklist-of-parasites-from-lycodes-cortezianus-perciformes-zoarcidae
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REVIEW
Charles K Blend, Norman O Dronen, Gabor R Racz, Scott L Gardner
Pseudopecoelus mccauleyi n. sp. (Opecoelidae: Opecoelinae) is described from the intestine of the bigfin eelpout, Lycodes cortezianus (Gilbert, 1890) (Perciformes: Zoarcidae), collected at 200-800 m depths in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean off Oregon and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The new species is distinguished by possessing a unique combination of the following diagnostic characters: vitelline fields that extend to the posterior margin of the ventral sucker; a slender, tubular and sinuous seminal vesicle that extends some distance into the hindbody; an unspecialized, protuberant ventral sucker; a genital pore at pharynx level; lobed to deeply multilobed testes; a lobed ovary; and an egg size of 68-80 μm × 30-46 μm...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
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