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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679823/pretreatment-technologies-for-industrial-effluents-critical-review-on-bioenergy-production-and-environmental-concerns
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Desika Prabakar, Subha Suvetha K, Varshini T Manimudi, Thangavel Mathimani, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Eldon R Rene, Arivalagan Pugazhendhi
The implementation of different pretreatment techniques and technologies prior to effluent discharge is a direct result of the inefficiency of several existing wastewater treatment methods. A majority of the industrial sectors have known to cause severe negative effects on the environment. The five major polluting industries are the paper and pulp mills, coal manufacturing facilities, petrochemical, textile and the pharmaceutical sectors. Pretreatment methods have been widely used in order to lower the toxicity levels of effluents and comply with environmental standards...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679373/cytokine-producing-b-cells-promote-immune-mediated-bile-duct-injury-in-murine-biliary-atresia
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Joseph Bednarek, Brianna Traxinger, Dania Brigham, Jonathan Roach, David Orlicky, Dong Wang, Roberta Pelanda, Cara L Mack
Biliary atresia (BA) is a neonatal T cell-mediated inflammatory, sclerosing cholangiopathy. In the Rhesus rotavirus (RRV)-induced neonatal mouse model of BA (murine BA), mice lacking B cells do not develop BA, and the lack of B cells is associated with loss of T cell and macrophage activation. The aim of this study was to determine the mechanism of B cell-mediated immune activation (antigen presentation versus cytokine production) in murine BA. RESULTS: Normal neonatal B cells in the liver are predominantly at pro-B and pre-B cellular development...
April 20, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678874/mitochondrial-morphological-and-functional-reprogramming-following-cd137-4-1bb-co-stimulation
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Alvaro Teijeira, Sara Labiano, Saray Garasa, Inaki Etxeberria, Eva Santamaria, Ana Rouzaut, Michel Enamorado, Arantza Azpilikueta, Susana Inoges, Elixabet Bolanos-Mateo, Maria Angela Aznar, Alfonso R Sanchez-Paulete, David Sancho, Ignacio Melero
T and NK lymphocytes express CD137 (4-1BB), a costimulatory receptor of the TNFR family whose function is exploitable for cancer immunotherapy. Mitochondria regulate the function and survival of T lymphocytes. Herein, we show that CD137 costimulation provided by agonist mAb and CD137L (4-1BBL) induced mitochondria enlargement that resulted in enhanced mitochondrial mass and transmembrane potential in human and mouse CD8+ T cells. Such mitochondrial changes increased T-cell respiratory capacities and were critically dependent on mitochondrial fusion protein OPA-1 expression...
April 20, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678194/the-perfect-personalized-cancer-therapy-cancer-vaccines-against-neoantigens
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REVIEW
Luigi Aurisicchio, Matteo Pallocca, Gennaro Ciliberto, Fabio Palombo
In the advent of Immune Checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) and of CAR-T adoptive T-cells, the new frontier in Oncology is Cancer Immunotherapy because of its ability to provide long term clinical benefit in metastatic disease in several solid and liquid tumor types. It is now clear that ICI acts by unmasking preexisting immune responses as well as by inducing de novo responses against tumor neoantigens. Thanks to theprogress made in genomics technologies and the evolution of bioinformatics, neoantigens represent ideal targets, due to their specific expression in cancer tissue and the potential lack of side effects...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677028/treatment-of-tobacco-dependence-current-state-of-the-art
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Hasmeena Kathuria, Frank T Leone, Enid R Neptune
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' requirement to integrate tobacco treatment with lung cancer screening (LCS) has served as a catalyst for motivating pulmonary medicine clinicians to improve upon their ability to effectively treat tobacco dependence. To do so, clinicians need to be well versed in the behavioral and pharmacologic tools that promote smoking cessation. RECENT FINDINGS: The current review outlines current strategies for treating tobacco dependence, focusing on the important interplay between counseling and pharmacotherapy...
April 18, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674348/rkip-mediates-autoimmune-inflammation-by-positively-regulating-il-17r-signaling
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Wenlong Lin, Ning Wang, Kangxing Zhou, Fasheng Su, Yu Jiang, Jianan Shou, Huan Liu, Chunmei Ma, Youchun Qian, Kai Wang, Xiaojian Wang
Th17 cells contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases by secreting interleukin-17 (IL-17), which activates its receptor (IL-17R) that is expressed on epithelial cells, macrophages, microglia, and resident neuroectodermal cells. However, the mechanisms through which IL-17R-mediated signaling contributes to the development of autoimmune disease have not been completely elucidated. Here, we demonstrate that Raf-1 kinase inhibitor protein (RKIP) deficiency in mice ameliorates the symptoms of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)...
April 19, 2018: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672845/drug-induced-proarrhythmia-and-torsade-de-pointes-a-primer-for-students-and-practitioners-of-medicine-and-pharmacy
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REVIEW
J Rick Turner, Ignacio Rodriguez, Emily Mantovani, Gary Gintant, Peter R Kowey, Ralph J Klotzbaugh, Krishna Prasad, Philip T Sager, Norman Stockbridge, Colette Strnadova
Multiple marketing withdrawals due to proarrhythmic concerns occurred in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom in the late 1980s to early 2000s. This primer reviews the clinical implications of a drug's identified proarrhythmic liability, the issues associated with these safety-related withdrawals, and the actions taken by the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) and by regulatory agencies in terms of changing drug development practices and introducing new nonclinical and clinical tests to asses proarrhythmic liability...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671831/the-potential-of-integrating-provitamin-a-biofortified-maize-in-smallholder-farming-systems-to-reduce-malnourishment-in-south-africa
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REVIEW
Mthokozisi K Zuma, Unathi Kolanisi, Albert T Modi
Biofortification interventions have the potential to combat malnutrition. This review explored the use of provitamin A-biofortified maize (PVABM) as a vitamin A deficiency (VAD) reduction agricultural-based strategy. Maize has been identified as one of the key staple crops for biofortification to reduce hidden hunger in Africa. Most nutrition interventions have not been successful in reducing hunger because rural communities, who mainly rely on agriculture, have been indirectly excluded. The biofortification intervention proposed here aims to be an inclusive strategy, based on smallholder farming systems...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671006/regulatory-t-cells-control-endothelial-chemokine-production-and-migration-of-t-cells-into-intestinal-tumors-of-apc-min-mice
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Paulina Akeus, Louis Szeponik, Filip Ahlmanner, Patrik Sundström, Samuel Alsén, Bengt Gustavsson, Tim Sparwasser, Sukanya Raghavan, Marianne Quiding-Järbrink
Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes are crucial for anti-tumor immunity. We have previously shown that regulatory T cells (Treg) are able to reduce T-cell transendothelial migration in vitro and accumulation of effector T cells in intestinal tumors in vivo. Treg depletion also resulted in increased levels of the chemokines CXCL9 and CXCL10 specifically in the tumors. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms for Treg mediated suppression of T-cell migration into intestinal tumors in the APCmin/+ mouse model...
April 18, 2018: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670745/induction-of-immunity-following-vaccination-with-a-chemically-attenuated-malaria-vaccine-correlates-with-persistent-antigenic-stimulation
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Jennifer M Reiman, Sanjai Kumar, Ingrid B Rodriguez, Sedami Gnidehou, Koichi Ito, Danielle I Stanisic, Moses Lee, Virginia McPhun, Victoria Majam, Nicole M Willemsen, Michael R Batzloff, Amber I Raja, Brad Dooley, Stephen L Hoffman, Stephanie K Yanow, Michael F Good
Objectives: Blood stage malaria parasites attenuated with seco-cyclopropyl pyrrolo indole (CPI) analogues induce robust immunity in mice to homologous and heterologous malaria parasites and are being considered for the development of a human vaccine. However, it is not understood how attenuated parasites induce immunity. We showed that following vaccination, parasite DNA persisted in blood for several months, raising the possibility that ongoing immune stimulation may be critical. However, parasites were not seen microscopically beyond 24 h postvaccination...
2018: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670133/preparation-of-colourless-phosphate-glass-by-stabilising-higher-fe-ii-in-microwave-heating
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Ashis K Mandal, B Mandal, Kavya Illath, T G Ajithkumar, A Halder, P K Sinha, Ranjan Sen
Iron impurity in raw material remains a major challenge in producing colourless glass. In this investigation, we report microwave (MW) heating capable of altering Fe-redox ratio (Fe2+ /∑Fe) enabling preparation of colourless phosphate glass. The effect of Sn concentration in retention of Fe[II] in glass melted in MW was compared with conventional glasses. Colourimetric study developing Fe2+ -ferrozine colour complex reveals Fe-redox ratio ≥0.49 required to obtain colourless phosphate glass. In microwave heating, addition of 1 wt...
April 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669518/irprofiler-a-software-toolbox-for-high-throughput-immune-receptor-profiling
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Christos Maramis, Athanasios Gkoufas, Anna Vardi, Evangelia Stalika, Kostas Stamatopoulos, Anastasia Hatzidimitriou, Nicos Maglaveras, Ioanna Chouvarda
BACKGROUND: The study of the huge diversity of immune receptors, often referred to as immune repertoire profiling, is a prerequisite for diagnosis, prognostication and monitoring of hematological disorders. In the era of high-throughput sequencing (HTS), the abundance of immunogenetic data has revealed unprecedented opportunities for the thorough profiling of T-cell receptors (TR) and B-cell receptors (BcR). However, the volume of the data to be analyzed mandates for efficient and ease-to-use immune repertoire profiling software applications...
April 18, 2018: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669432/chronic-bronchitis-high-prevalence-in-never-smokers-and-underdiagnosis-a-population-based-study-in-colombia
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Mauricio Gonzalez-Garcia, Andres Caballero, Claudia Jaramillo, Carlos A Torres-Duque
The objective of the article was to establish the prevalence, underdiagnosis, and risk factors of chronic bronchitis (CB) in a general population in five Colombian cities. Cross-sectional study using a probabilistic sampling technique in five Colombian cities was adopted. The CB definition was "cough and expectoration for three or more months per year for at least two consecutive years." Underdiagnosis was considered in subjects with clinical definition without previous medical diagnosis. Univariate χ2 or Student's t-test and logistic regression analysis were used...
January 1, 2018: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666934/quo-vadis-do-immunotherapies-have-a-role-in-glioblastoma
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REVIEW
Sylvia C Kurz, Patrick Y Wen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: More effective therapies for glioblastoma are urgently needed. Immunotherapeutic strategies appear particularly promising and are therefore intensively studied. This article reviews the current understanding of the immunosuppressive glioblastoma microenvironment, discusses the rationale behind various immunotherapies, and outlines the findings of several recently published clinical studies. RECENT FINDINGS: The results of CheckMate-143 indicated that nivolumab is not superior to bevacizumab in patients with recurrent glioblastoma...
April 18, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666623/autoimmunity-to-tropomyosin-specific-peptides-induced-by-mycobacterium-leprae-in-leprosy-patients-identification-of-mimicking-proteins
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Itu Singh, Asha Ram Yadav, Keshar Kunja Mohanty, Kiran Katoch, Prashant Sharma, Vinay Kumar Pathak, Deepa Bisht, Umesh D Gupta, Utpal Sengupta
Background: It has been shown earlier that there is a rise in the levels of autoantibodies and T cell response to cytoskeletal proteins in leprosy. Our group recently demonstrated a rise in both T and B cell responses to keratin and myelin basic protein in all types of leprosy patients and their associations in type 1 reaction (T1R) group of leprosy. Objectives: In this study, we investigated the association of levels of autoantibodies and lymphoproliferation against myosin in leprosy patients across the spectrum and tried to find out the mimicking proteins or epitopes between host protein and protein/s of Mycobacterium leprae ...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666239/individuals-institutions-and-innovation-in-the-debates-of-the-french-revolution
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Alexander T J Barron, Jenny Huang, Rebecca L Spang, Simon DeDeo
The French Revolution brought principles of "liberty, equality, fraternity" to bear on the day-to-day challenges of governing what was then the largest country in Europe. Its experiments provided a model for future revolutions and democracies across the globe, but this first modern revolution had no model to follow. Using reconstructed transcripts of debates held in the Revolution's first parliament, we present a quantitative analysis of how this body managed innovation. We use information theory to track the creation, transmission, and destruction of word-use patterns across over 40,000 speeches and a thousand speakers...
April 17, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666227/anti-hiv-1-b-cell-responses-are-dependent-on-b-cell-precursor-frequency-and-antigen-binding-affinity
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Pia Dosenovic, Ervin E Kara, Anna-Klara Pettersson, Andrew T McGuire, Matthew Gray, Harald Hartweger, Eddy S Thientosapol, Leonidas Stamatatos, Michel C Nussenzweig
The discovery that humans can produce potent broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) to several different epitopes on the HIV-1 spike has reinvigorated efforts to develop an antibody-based HIV-1 vaccine. Antibody cloning from single cells revealed that nearly all bNAbs show unusual features that could help explain why it has not been possible to elicit them by traditional vaccination and instead would require a sequence of different immunogens. This idea is supported by experiments with genetically modified immunoglobulin (Ig) knock-in mice...
April 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665061/contracting-for-care-the-construction-of-the-farrier-role-in-supporting-horse-owners-to-prevent-laminitis
#18
J Lynden, J Ogden, T Hollands
BACKGROUND: Emerging research highlights how, due to demographic changes in horse owner populations in Western societies, complex owner-horse relationships are leading to inappropriate horse care, including over-nutrition, which in turn can lead to laminitis. Farriers, due to their regular visits, may be in a position to support owners in dealing with this problem. OBJECTIVES: This study explored whether UK farriers have a role in working with horse owners to support horse welfare and prevent laminitis...
April 17, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664835/phagocytosis-by-fibrocytes-as-a-mechanism-to-decrease-bacterial-burden-and-increase-survival-in-sepsis
#19
Dalis Collins, Christopher Fry, Bethany B Moore, Jean A Nemzek
Fibrocytes are unique cells with innate and adaptive immune functions, but these mechanisms have not been fully explored. The aim of this study was to explain the mechanism by which adoptive transfer of exogenous fibrocytes improved bacterial clearance and increased sepsis survival. Initial flow cytometry-based, in vitro assays demonstrated phagocytosis by fibrocytes and intracellular bacterial killing was confirmed by direct plating of cell lysates after exposure to live bacteria. Intravenous adoptive transfer of fibrocytes at the time of cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) or two hours after CLP in mice increased survivability...
April 16, 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663732/is-pathology-prepared-for-the-adoption-of-artificial-intelligence
#20
Stephen T C Wong
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April 17, 2018: Cancer Cytopathology
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