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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926823/preparation-characterization-and-application-of-urease-nanoparticles-for-construction-of-an-improved-potentiometric-urea-biosensor
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Seema Jakhar, C S Pundir
The nanoparticles (NPs) aggregates of commercial urease from jack beans (Canavalia ensiformis) were prepared by desolvation and glutaraldehyde crosslinking and functionalized by cysteamine dihydrochloride. These enzyme nanoparticles (ENPs) were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The TEM images of urease NPs showed their size in the range, 18-100nm with an average of 51.2nm. The ENPs were more active and stable with a longer shelf life than native enzyme molecules...
September 6, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922453/disruption-of-human-stratum-corneum-lipid-structure-by-sodium-dodecyl-sulfate
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Kaori Yanase, Ichiro Hatta
OBJECTIVE: Surfactants are major ingredients of body soaps and cleansers. Among them, harsh ones have been demonstrated to damage the skin. Stratum corneum (SC), the outermost barrier of skin layer, is rich in intercellular lipids. This lipid structure can be disrupted by surfactants, impairing the barrier function of the skin. Thus, we investigated the surfactant-induced disruption of the intercellular lipid structure of human SC at the molecular level using synchrotron X-ray diffraction...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922103/budd-chiari-syndrome
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Tomáš Grus, Lukáš Lambert, Gabriela Grusová, Rohan Banerjee, Andrea Burgetová
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare disease with an incidence of 0.1 to 10 per million inhabitants a year caused by impaired venous outflow from the liver mostly at the level of hepatic veins and inferior vena cava. Etiological factors include hypercoagulable conditions, myeloprolipherative diseases, anatomical variability of the inferior vena cava, and environmental conditions. Survival rates in treated patients range from 42 to 100% depending on the etiology and the presence of risk factors including parameters of Child-Pugh score, sodium and creatinine plasma levels, and the choice of treatment...
2017: Prague Medical Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919721/profile-of-sodium-phenylbutyrate-granules-for-the-treatment-of-urea-cycle-disorders-patient-perspectives
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REVIEW
Luis Peña-Quintana, Marta Llarena, Desiderio Reyes-Suárez, Luis Aldámiz-Echevarria
Urea-cycle disorders are a group of rare hereditary metabolic diseases characterized by deficiencies of one of the enzymes and transporters involved in the urea cycle, which is necessary for the removal of nitrogen produced from protein breakdown. These hereditary metabolic diseases are characterized by hyperammonemia and life-threatening hyperammonemic crises. Pharmacological treatment of urea-cycle disorders involves alternative nitrogen-scavenging pathways. Sodium benzoate combines with glycine and phenylacetate/phenylbutyrate with glutamine, forming, respectively, hippuric acid and phenylacetylglutamine, which are eliminated in the urine...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919445/cognitive-effects-of-labeled-addictolytic-medications
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REVIEW
Camille Noélie Pujol, Cecilia Paasche, Vincent Laprevote, Benoit Trojak, Pierre Vidailhet, Elisabeth Bacon, Laurence Lalanne
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug usage is pervasive throughout the world, and abuse of these substances is a major contributor to the global disease burden. Many pharmacotherapies have been developed over the last 50years to target addictive disorders. While the efficacy of these pharmacotherapies is largely recognized, their cognitive impact is less known. However, all substance abuse disorders are known to promote cognitive disorders like executive dysfunction and memory impairment...
September 14, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918555/prognostic-factors-for-mortality-in-middle-aged-and-older-hemodialysis-patients-a-5-year-observational-study
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Kojiro Nagai, Motokazu Matsuura, Kenji Tsuchida, Hiro-Omi Kanayama, Toshio Doi, Jun Minakuchi
Clinical guidelines for hemodialysis therapy have been described in an evidence-based manner with most evidence from randomized control trials or retrospective studies in which all generations of the hemodialysis patients were enrolled. Therefore, the question still remains whether these guidelines can be applied to increasing older patients. This study is an observational study, including 735 patients who received maintenance hemodialysis in April 2006. At baseline, the participants' age was 62.1 ± 12...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912887/rsj16-protects-against-dss-induced-colitis-by-inhibiting-the-ppar-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Lifu Wang, Hui Xie, Lian Xu, Qi Liao, Shuo Wan, Zilong Yu, Datao Lin, Beibei Zhang, Zhiyue Lv, Zhongdao Wu, Xi Sun
Background: Epidemiologic studies and animal model experiments have shown that parasites have significant modulatory effects on autoimmune disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Recombinant Sj16 (rSj16), a 16-kDa secreted protein of Schistosoma japonicum (S.japonicum) produced by Escherichia coli (E. coli), has been shown to have immunoregulatory effects in vivo and in vitro. In this study, we aimed to determine the effects of rSj16 on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis. Methods: DSS-induced colitis mice were treated with rSj16...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904363/calcitriol-reduces-kidney-development-disorders-in-rats-provoked-by-losartan-administration-during-lactation
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Lucas Ferreira de Almeida, Heloísa Della Coletta Francescato, Cleonice Giovanini Alves da Silva, Roberto Silva Costa, Terezila Machado Coimbra
Calcitriol has important effects on cellular differentiation and proliferation, as well as on the regulation of the renin gene. Disturbances in renal development can be observed in rats exposed to angiotensin II (AngII) antagonists during lactation period. The lack of tubular differentiation in losartan-treated rats can affect calcitriol uptake. This study evaluated the effect of calcitriol administration in renal development disturbances in rats provoked by losartan (AngII type 1 receptor antagonist) administration during lactation...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901135/room-temperature-large-and-reversible-modulation-of-photoluminescence-by-in-situ-electric-field-in-ergodic-relaxor-ferroelectrics
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Hailing Sun, Xiao Wu, Dengfeng Peng, K W Kwok
Ferroelectric oxides with luminescent ions hold great promise in future optoelectronic devices because of their unique photoluminescence and inherent ferroelectric properties. Intriguingly, the photoluminescence performance of ferroelectric ceramics could be modulated by an external electric field. However, researchers face a current challenge of the diminutive extent and degree of reversibility of the field-driven modification that hinder their use in room temperature practical applications. Within the scope of current contribution in rare-earth doped bismuth sodium titanate relaxors, the most important information to be noted is the shifting of the depolarization temperature towards room temperature and the resulting considerable enhancement in ergodicity, as evidenced by the dielectric properties, polarization and strain hysteresis, as well as the in-situ Raman/ X-ray diffraction studies...
September 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899465/-clinical-features-and-myo5b-mutations-of-a-family-affected-by-microvillus-inclusion-disease
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Ying Cheng, Hong Liang, Na-Li Cai, Li Guo, Yu-Ge Huang, Yuan-Zong Song
Microvillus inclusion disease (MVID) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by biallelic mutations in the MYO5B or STX3 gene. Refractory diarrhea and malabsorption are the main clinical manifestations. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical features and MYO5B gene mutations of an infant with MVID. A 21-day-old female infant was referred to the hospital with the complaint of diarrhea for 20 days. On physical examination, growth retardation of the body weight and length was found along with moderately jaundiced skin and sclera...
September 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899463/-bone-metabolism-disorders-caused-by-sodium-valproate-therapy-in-children-with-epilepsy-and-the-prevention-of-the-disorders-by-supplementation-of-calcium-and-vitamin-d
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Ying-Wu Liang, Qing Feng, Yan-Li Zhang, Wen-Jun Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894587/comparison-of-claims-data-on-hospitalization-rates-and-repeat-procedures-in-patients-receiving-a-bowel-preparation-prior-to-colonoscopy
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Lisa E Young, Naomi C Sacks, Philip L Cyr, Abhishek Sharma, David N Dahdal
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate outcomes of colorectal screening using sodium picosulfate and magnesium citrate compared with other prescription bowel-preparation agents. Primary endpoints were rates of procedure-associated hospitalizations, diagnosis at hospitalization, and rates of early repeat screenings. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study identified patients using the Truven Health Analytics MarketScan databases, which contain fully adjudicated, de-identified, medical- and prescription-drug claims, as well as demographic and enrollment information for individuals with commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare supplemental insurance coverage...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894008/genetic-disruption-of-ankyrin-g-in-adult-mouse-forebrain-causes-cortical-synapse-alteration-and-behavior-reminiscent-of-bipolar-disorder
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Shanshan Zhu, Zachary A Cordner, Jiali Xiong, Chi-Tso Chiu, Arabiye Artola, Yanning Zuo, Andrew D Nelson, Tae-Yeon Kim, Natalya Zaika, Brian M Woolums, Evan J Hess, Xiaofang Wang, De-Maw Chuang, Mikhail M Pletnikov, Paul M Jenkins, Kellie L Tamashiro, Christopher A Ross
Genome-wide association studies have implicated the ANK3 locus in bipolar disorder, a major human psychotic illness. ANK3 encodes ankyrin-G, which organizes the neuronal axon initial segment (AIS). We generated a mouse model with conditional disruption of ANK3 in pyramidal neurons of the adult forebrain (Ank-G cKO). This resulted in the expected loss of pyramidal neuron AIS voltage-gated sodium and potassium channels. There was also dramatic loss of markers of afferent GABAergic cartridge synapses, resembling the cortical microcircuitry changes in brains from psychotic patients, and suggesting disinhibition...
September 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892600/the-suspect-siadh
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Kristen Tee, Jerry Dang
BACKGROUND: Hyponatraemia is one of the most commonly encountered electrolyte abnormalities in general practice. Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is an important but under-recognised cause. OBJECTIVE: This article explores the presentation, investigation, diagnosis and management of SIADH. DISCUSSION: SIADH can occur secondary to medications, malignancy, pulmonary disease, or any disorder involving the central nervous system...
September 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891024/resveratrol-supplementation-improves-lipid-and-glucose-metabolism-in-high-fat-diet-fed-blunt-snout-bream
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Dingdong Zhang, Yanan Yan, Hongyan Tian, Guangzhen Jiang, Xiangfei Li, Wenbin Liu
Here, we aimed to investigate whether resveratrol (RSV) can ameliorate high-fat diet (HFD)-induced metabolic disorder in fish. Blunt snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala) with average weight 27.99 ± 0.56 g were fed a normal fat diet (NFD, 5% fat, w/w), a HFD (11% fat), or a HFD supplemented with 0.04, 0.36, or 1.08% RSV for 10 weeks. As expected, fish fed a HFD developed hepatic steatosis, as shown by elevated hepatic and plasma triglycerides, raised whole body fat, intraperitoneal fat ratio and hepatosomatic index, and increased plasma alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST)...
September 10, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888854/quantitation-of-phenylbutyrate-metabolites-by-uplc-ms-ms-demonstrates-inverse-correlation-of-phenylacetate-phenylacetylglutamine-ratio-with-plasma-glutamine-levels
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Yi Jiang, Mohammed Almannai, V Reid Sutton, Qin Sun, Sarah H Elsea
Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are genetic conditions characterized by nitrogen accumulation in the form of ammonia and caused by defects in the enzymes required to convert ammonia to urea for excretion. UCDs include a spectrum of enzyme deficiencies, namely n-acetylglutamate synthase deficiency (NAGS), carbamoyl phosphate synthetase I deficiency (CPS1), ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTC), argininosuccinate lyase deficiency (ASL), citrullinemia type I (ASS1), and argininemia (ARG). Currently, sodium phenylbutyrate and glycerol phenylbutyrate are primary medications used to treat patients with UCDs, and long-term monitoring of these compounds is critical for preventing drug toxic levels...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880996/dravet-syndrome-and-its-mimics-beyond-scn1a
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REVIEW
Dora Steel, Joseph D Symonds, Sameer M Zuberi, Andreas Brunklaus
OBJECTIVE: Dravet syndrome (DS) is a severe developmental and epileptic encephalopathy characterized by the onset of prolonged febrile and afebrile seizures in infancy, and evolving to drug-resistant epilepsy with accompanying cognitive, behavioral, and motor impairment. Most cases are now known to be caused by pathogenic variants in the sodium channel gene SCN1A, but several other genes have also been implicated. This review examines current understanding of the role of non-SCN1A genes in DS, and what is known about phenotypic similarities and differences...
September 7, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879182/vasopressin-receptor-antagonists-in-hyponatremia-uses-and-misuses
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REVIEW
Helbert Rondon-Berrios, Tomas Berl
Decreases in the concentration of sodium in plasma constitute hyponatremia, the commonest electrolyte disorder in clinical medicine. It is now well established that its presence conveys an increased mortality risk even when the decrement is mild. In addition, recent evidence suggests that chronic and apparently asymptomatic hyponatremia is associated with increased morbidity including neurocognitive deficits and bone fractures. Furthermore, hyponatremia is associated with higher health care-related expenses...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878628/early-correlated-network-activity-in-the-hippocampus-its-putative-role-in-shaping-neuronal-circuits
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REVIEW
Marilena Griguoli, Enrico Cherubini
Synchronized neuronal activity occurring at different developmental stages in various brain structures represents a hallmark of developmental circuits. This activity, which differs in its specific patterns among animal species may play a crucial role in de novo formation and in shaping neuronal networks. In the rodent hippocampus in vitro, the so-called giant depolarizing potentials (GDPs) constitute a primordial form of neuronal synchrony preceding more organized forms of activity such as oscillations in the theta and gamma frequency range...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878383/avascular-necrosis-of-femoral-head-a-metabolomic-biophysical-biochemical-electron-microscopic-and-histopathological-characterization
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Aswath Narayanan, Prakash Khanchandani, Roshan M Borkar, Chandrashekar Reddy Ambati, Arun Roy, Xu Han, Ritesh N Bhoskar, Srinivas Ragampeta, Francis Gannon, Vijaya Mysorekar, Balasubramanyam Karanam, Sai Muthukumar V, Venketesh Sivaramakrishnan
Avascular necrosis of the femur head (AVNFH) is a debilitating disease caused due to the use of alcohol, steroids, following trauma or unclear (idiopathic) etiology, affecting mostly the middle aged population. Clinically AVNFH is associated with impaired blood supply to the femoral head resulting in bone necrosis and collapse. Although Homocysteine (HC) has been implicated in AVNFH, levels of homocysteine and its associated pathway metabolites have not been characterized. We demonstrate elevated levels of homocysteine and concomitantly reduced levels of vitamins B6 and B12, in plasma of AVNFH patients...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
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