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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912975/patient-reported-swedish-nationwide-outcomes-of-children-and-adolescents-with-total-colonic-aganglionosis
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Pernilla Stenström, Matilda Brautigam, Helena Borg, Christina Graneli, Helene Engstrand Lilja, Tomas Wester
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the nationwide outcome of children with total colonic aganglionosis (TCA) during the last 20years. METHODS: This was an observational, cross-sectional study where all patients with TCA, including aganglionosis of 0-50cm of ileum, born in Sweden 1995-2014 were included. Data were collected from the medical records. Patients >4years old without stoma answered a questionnaire regarding bowel function (bowel function score, BFS, score 1-20), medical treatment and nutrition...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911809/unique-attributes-of-cyanobacterial-metabolism-revealed-by-improved-genome-scale-metabolic-modeling-and-essential-gene-analysis
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Jared T Broddrick, Benjamin E Rubin, David G Welkie, Niu Du, Nathan Mih, Spencer Diamond, Jenny J Lee, Susan S Golden, Bernhard O Palsson
The model cyanobacterium, Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, is a genetically tractable obligate phototroph that is being developed for the bioproduction of high-value chemicals. Genome-scale models (GEMs) have been successfully used to assess and engineer cellular metabolism; however, GEMs of phototrophic metabolism have been limited by the lack of experimental datasets for model validation and the challenges of incorporating photon uptake. Here, we develop a GEM of metabolism in S. elongatus using random barcode transposon site sequencing (RB-TnSeq) essential gene and physiological data specific to photoautotrophic metabolism...
December 1, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907237/tricyclic-antidepressants-found-in-pilots-fatally-injured-in-civil-aviation-accidents
#3
Zeki Dulkadir, Arvind K Chaturvedi, Kristi J Craft, Jeffery S Hickerson, Kacey D Cliburn
Prevalence of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) has not been explored in pilots. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) aviation accident and the Federal Aviation Administration's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) toxicology and medical certification databases were searched for pilots fatally injured in aviation accidents. During 1990-2012, CAMI received bio-samples of pilots from 7037 aviation accidents. Of these, 2644 cases were positive for drugs. TCAs were present in 31. TCA blood concentrations ranged from therapeutic to toxic levels...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907077/transcriptome-and-multivariable-data-analysis-of-corynebacterium-glutamicum-under-different-dissolved-oxygen-conditions-in-bioreactors
#4
Yang Sun, Wenwen Guo, Fen Wang, Feng Peng, Yankun Yang, Xiaofeng Dai, Xiuxia Liu, Zhonghu Bai
Dissolved oxygen (DO) is an important factor in the fermentation process of Corynebacterium glutamicum, which is a widely used aerobic microbe in bio-industry. Herein, we described RNA-seq for C. glutamicum under different DO levels (50%, 30% and 0%) in 5 L bioreactors. Multivariate data analysis (MVDA) models were used to analyze the RNA-seq and metabolism data to investigate the global effect of DO on the transcriptional distinction of the substance and energy metabolism of C. glutamicum. The results showed that there were 39 and 236 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) under the 50% and 0% DO conditions, respectively, compared to the 30% DO condition...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906079/muscle-specific-loss-of-bmal1-leads-to-disrupted-tissue-glucose-metabolism-and-systemic-glucose-homeostasis
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Brianna D Harfmann, Elizabeth A Schroder, Maureen T Kachman, Brian A Hodge, Xiping Zhang, Karyn A Esser
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the USA, and disruption of circadian rhythms is gaining recognition as a contributing factor to disease prevalence. This disease is characterized by hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance and symptoms caused by failure to produce and/or respond to insulin. The skeletal muscle is a key insulin-sensitive metabolic tissue, taking up ~80 % of postprandial glucose. To address the role of the skeletal muscle molecular clock to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance, we generated an inducible skeletal muscle-specific Bmal1 (-/-) mouse (iMSBmal1 (-/-))...
March 30, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906048/comparative-effectiveness-of-abatacept-versus-tocilizumab-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-prior-tnfi-exposure-in-the-us-corrona-registry
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Leslie R Harrold, George W Reed, Daniel H Solomon, Jeffrey R Curtis, Mei Liu, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Joel M Kremer
BACKGROUND: We compared the effectiveness of abatacept (ABA) vs tocilizumab (TCA) in tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) experienced patients. METHODS: We identified rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients from a large observational US cohort (1 January 2010-31 May 2014) who had discontinued at least one TNFi and initiated ABA or TCZ in moderate or high disease activity based on the Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) and had no prior exposure to the comparator drug...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904181/comparative-evaluation-of-topical-10-potassium-hydroxide-and-30-trichloroacetic-acid-in-the-treatment-of-plane-warts
#7
Sandhaya Jayaprasad, Radhakrishnan Subramaniyan, Shalini Devgan
BACKGROUND: Warts are benign proliferations of skin and mucosa caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Plane warts are caused by HPV types 3, 10, 28, and 41, occurring mostly in children and young adults. Among the treatment modalities, topical application of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is age old. Potassium hydroxide (KOH) has a keratolytic effect on virus-infected cells. It is less irritating, less painful, less scar forming, and can be safely used in children too. Hence, it could be a better topical agent in the treatment of plane warts...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903116/endoscopic-endonasal-versus-open-transcranial-resection-of-craniopharyngiomas-a-case-matched-single-institution-analysis
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Nelson Moussazadeh, Vishaal Prabhu, Evan D Bander, Ryan C Cusic, Apostolos John Tsiouris, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
OBJECTIVE The authors compared clinical and radiological outcomes after resection of midline craniopharyngiomas via an endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) versus an open transcranial approach (TCA) at a single institution in a series in which the tumors were selected to be equally amenable to gross-total resection (GTR) with either approach. METHODS A single-institution retrospective review of previously untreated adult midline craniopharyngiomas was performed. Lesions were evaluated by 4 neurosurgeons blinded to the actual approach used to identify cases that were equally amenable to GTR using either an EEA or TCA...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902743/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-spirulina-platensis-in-response-to-low-temperature-stress
#9
Qingye Li, Rong Chang, Yijun Sun, Bosheng Li
Low temperature (LT) is one of the most important abiotic stresses that can significantly reduce crop yield. To gain insight into how Spirulina responds to LT stress, comprehensive physiological and proteomic analyses were conducted in this study. Significant decreases in growth and pigment levels as well as excessive accumulation of compatible osmolytes were observed in response to LT stress. An isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ)-based quantitative proteomics approach was used to identify changes in protein abundance in Spirulina under LT...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898326/biochar-supported-ni-fe-bimetallic-nanoparticles-to-remove-1-1-1-trichloroethane-under-various-reaction-conditions
#10
Hui Li, Yue-Feng Qiu, Xiao-Li Wang, Jie Yang, Yun-Jiang Yu, Ya-Qin Chen, Yong-di Liu
In this study, Ni/Fe nanoparticles supported by biochar to stimulate the reduction of 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA) in groundwater remediation was investigated. In order to enhance the reactivity of ZVI (zero valent iron) nanoparticles, surface modification of ZVI was performed using nickel and biochar. The removal efficiency of 1,1,1-TCA increased from 42.3% to 99.3% as the biochar-to-Ni/Fe mass ratio increased from 0 to 1.0. However a higher biochar-to-Ni/Fe ratio showed little difference in the 1,1,1-TCA degradation efficiency...
November 26, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896152/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-total-colonic-aganglionosis-is-the-appendix-a-reliable-diagnostic-tool
#11
T O'Hare, M McDermott, M O'Sullivan, P Dicker, B Antao
BACKGROUND: Hirschsprung's disease (HD) is characterized by a lack of ganglion cells in the myenteric and submucosal plexus, associated with increased numbers of acetyl cholinesterase (AChE) positive nerve fibres. In approximately 10% of patients with HD the entire colon will be affected; a condition known as Total Colonic Aganglionosis (TCA). Aganglionosis of the appendix has long been considered to be an important finding in a patient in whom TCA is suspected, but its reliability for diagnosis has seldom been discussed...
October 2016: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894844/the-tricarboxylic-acid-cycle-activity-in-cultured-primary-astrocytes-is-strongly-accelerated-by-the-protein-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-tyrphostin-23
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Michaela C Hohnholt, Eva-Maria Blumrich, Helle S Waagepetersen, Ralf Dringen
Tyrphostin 23 (T23) is a well-known inhibitor of protein tyrosine kinases and has been considered as potential anti-cancer drug. T23 was recently reported to acutely stimulate the glycolytic flux in primary cultured astrocytes. To investigate whether T23 also affects the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, we incubated primary rat astrocyte cultures with [U-(13)C]glucose in the absence or the presence of 100 μM T23 for 2 h and analyzed the (13)C metabolite pattern. These incubation conditions did not compromise cell viability and confirmed that the presence of T23 doubled glycolytic lactate production...
November 25, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892481/autophagy-is-required-for-pdac-glutamine-metabolism
#13
Ju-Won Seo, Jungwon Choi, So-Yeon Lee, Suhyun Sung, Hyun Ju Yoo, Min-Ji Kang, Heesun Cheong, Jaekyoung Son
Macroautophagy (autophagy) is believed to maintain energy homeostasis by degrading unnecessary cellular components and molecules. Its implication in regulating cancer metabolism recently started to be uncovered. However, the precise roles of autophagy in cancer metabolism are still unclear. Here, we show that autophagy plays a critical role in glutamine metabolism, which is required for tumor survival. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells require both autophagy and typical glutamine transporters to maintain intracellular glutamine levels...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891034/the-anatomical-perspective-of-human-occipital-condyle-in-relation-to-the-hypoglossal-canal-condylar-canal-and-jugular-foramen-and-its-surgical-significance
#14
Ranjana Verma, Shalini Kumar, Arpita Mahajan Rai, Iqra Mansoor, Raj D Mehra
BACKGROUND: The transcondylar approach (TCA) has gained importance in recent era which enables shorter and direct route to access the lesions ventral to the brainstem. The important step in this approach is resection of the occipital condyle (OC). The detailed knowledge of bony anatomy of OC and its relation to the hypoglossal canal (HC), condylar canal (CC), and jugular foramen (JF) is very important to avoid any iatrogenic injury during craniovertebral surgeries. The aim of the present study is to conduct a morphometric and morphological study and note the variations of the OC and the structures surrounding it in North Indian population...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889640/inhibition-of-autophagy-with-bafilomycin-and-chloroquine-decreases-mitochondrial-quality-and-bioenergetic-function-in-primary-neurons
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Matthew Redmann, Gloria A Benavides, Taylor F Berryhill, Willayat Y Wani, Xiaosen Ouyang, Michelle S Johnson, Saranya Ravi, Stephen Barnes, Victor M Darley-Usmar, Jianhua Zhang
Autophagy is an important cell recycling program responsible for the clearance of damaged or long-lived proteins and organelles. Pharmacological modulators of this pathway have been extensively utilized in a wide range of basic research and pre-clinical studies. Bafilomycin A1 and chloroquine are commonly used compounds that inhibit autophagy by targeting the lysosomes but through distinct mechanisms. Since it is now clear that mitochondrial quality control, particularly in neurons, is dependent on autophagy, it is important to determine whether these compounds modify cellular bioenergetics...
November 18, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885626/anaplerosis-for-glutamate-synthesis-in-the-neonate-and-in-adulthood
#16
Eva Brekke, Tora Sund Morken, Anne B Walls, Helle Waagepetersen, Arne Schousboe, Ursula Sonnewald
A central task of the tricarboxylic acid (TCA, Krebs, citric acid) cycle in brain is to provide precursors for biosynthesis of glutamate, GABA, aspartate and glutamine. Three of these amino acids are the partners in the intricate interaction between astrocytes and neurons and form the so-called glutamine-glutamate (GABA) cycle. The ketoacids α-ketoglutarate and oxaloacetate are removed from the cycle for this process. When something is removed from the TCA cycle it must be replaced to permit the continued function of this essential pathway, a process termed anaplerosis...
2016: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884580/a-benzimidazole-derivative-rcb20-in%C3%A2-vitro-induces-an-activation-of-energetic-pathways-on-taenia-crassiceps-orf-strain-cysticerci
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Carolina Miguel Fraga, Tatiane Luiza da Costa, Ana Maria de Castro, Olivia Reynoso-Ducoing, Javier Ambrosio, Alicia Hernández-Campos, Rafael Castillo, Marina Clare Vinaud
Human cysticercosis caused by Taenia crassiceps is unusual; however, it is an useful experimental model for cysticercosis studies. Benzimidazole derivatives are important antihelminthic drugs widely used against helminths. A novel compound 6-chloro-5-(1-naphthyloxy) -2-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-benzimidazole (RCB20) is a benzimidazole derivative less polar and more lipophilic. The aim of this study was to detect the effect of the RCB20 on the in vitro energetic metabolism of T. crassiceps cysticerci. For this, products of the metabolism both produced and secreted/excreted (S/E) by the parasite were detected through spectrophotometry and high performance liquid chromatography after exposure to 6...
November 21, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881557/plasma-metabolomics-implicate-modified-transfer-rnas-and-altered-bioenergetics-in-the-outcome-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#18
Christopher J Rhodes, Pavandeep Ghataorhe, John Wharton, Kevin C Rue-Albrecht, Charaka Hadinnapola, Geoffrey Watson, Marta Bleda, Matthias Haimel, Gerry Coghlan, Paul A Corris, Luke S Howard, David G Kiely, Andrew J Peacock, Joanna Pepke-Zaba, Mark Toshner, Stephen J Wort, J Simon R Gibbs, Allan Lawrie, Stefan Gräf, Nicholas W Morrell, Martin R Wilkins
BACKGROUND: -Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a heterogeneous disorder with high mortality. METHODS: -We conducted a comprehensive study of plasma metabolites using ultra-performance liquid chromatography mass-spectrometry to (1) identify patients at high risk of early death, (2) identify patients who respond well to treatment and (3) provide novel molecular insights into disease pathogenesis. RESULTS: -53 circulating metabolites distinguished well-phenotyped patients with idiopathic or heritable PAH (n=365) from healthy controls (n=121) following correction for multiple testing (p<7...
November 21, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879330/quantitative-transcriptomics-reveals-the-growth-and-nutrient-dependent-response-of-a-streamlined-marine-methylotroph-to-methanol-and-naturally-occurring-dissolved-organic-matter
#19
Scott M Gifford, Jamie W Becker, Oscar A Sosa, Daniel J Repeta, Edward F DeLong
The members of the OM43 clade of Betaproteobacteria are abundant coastal methylotrophs with a range of carbon-utilizing capabilities. However, their underlying transcriptional and metabolic responses to shifting conditions or different carbon substrates remain poorly understood. We examined the transcriptional dynamics of OM43 isolate NB0046 subjected to various inorganic nutrient, vitamin, and carbon substrate regimes over different growth phases to (i) develop a quantitative model of its mRNA content; (ii) identify transcriptional markers of physiological activity, nutritional state, and carbon and energy utilization; and (iii) identify pathways involved in methanol or naturally occurring dissolved organic matter (DOM) metabolism...
November 22, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876792/mtorc1-is-required-for-brown-adipose-tissue-recruitment-and-metabolic-adaptation-to-cold
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Sébastien M Labbé, Mathilde Mouchiroud, Alexandre Caron, Blandine Secco, Elizaveta Freinkman, Guillaume Lamoureux, Yves Gélinas, Roger Lecomte, Yohan Bossé, Patricia Chimin, William T Festuccia, Denis Richard, Mathieu Laplante
In response to cold, brown adipose tissue (BAT) increases its metabolic rate and expands its mass to produce heat required for survival, a process known as BAT recruitment. The mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) controls metabolism, cell growth and proliferation, but its role in regulating BAT recruitment in response to chronic cold stimulation is unknown. Here, we show that cold activates mTORC1 in BAT, an effect that depends on the sympathetic nervous system. Adipocyte-specific mTORC1 loss in mice completely blocks cold-induced BAT expansion and severely impairs mitochondrial biogenesis...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
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