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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738703/losses-of-nutrients-and-anti-nutrients-in-red-and-white-sorghum-cultivars-after-decorticating-in-optimised-conditions
#1
María Gimena Galán, Emilce Elina Llopart, Silvina Rosa Drago
The aims were to optimise pearling process of red and white sorghum by assessing the effects of pearling time and grain moisture on endosperm yield and flour ash content and to assess nutrient and anti-nutrient losses produced by pearling different cultivars in optimised conditions. Both variables significantly affected both responses. Losses of ashes (58%), proteins (9.5%), lipids (54.5%), Na (37%), Mg (48.5%) and phenolic compounds (43%) were similar among red and white hybrids. However, losses of P (30% vs...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738444/protein-coating-of-dna-nanostructures-for-enhanced-stability-and-immunocompatibility
#2
Henni Auvinen, Hongbo Zhang, Nonappa, Alisa Kopilow, Elina H Niemelä, Sami Nummelin, Alexandra Correia, Hélder A Santos, Veikko Linko, Mauri A Kostiainen
Fully addressable DNA nanostructures, especially DNA origami, possess huge potential to serve as inherently biocompatible and versatile molecular platforms. However, their use as delivery vehicles in therapeutics is compromised by their low stability and poor transfection rates. This study shows that DNA origami can be coated by precisely defined one-to-one protein-dendron conjugates to tackle the aforementioned issues. The dendron part of the conjugate serves as a cationic binding domain that attaches to the negatively charged DNA origami surface via electrostatic interactions...
July 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736821/testing-for-high-risk-hpv-in-cervical-and-tonsillar-paraffin-embedded-tissue-using-a-cartridge-based-assay
#3
Elina Virtanen, Pekka Laurila, Jaana Hagström, Pekka Nieminen, Eeva Auvinen
This study evaluates the suitability of Xpert HPV (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) test for cervical and tonsillar formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples as compared to the tests currently used in diagnostics. Cervical biopsies and liquid cytology (LC) samples were collected from 48 women attending colposcopy. Biopsies were processed for histology and tested for hrHPV using Xpert HPV. LC samples were tested using Xpert and Hybrid Capture 2 (HC2; Qiagen, Hilden, Germany) tests. Also 29 archived tonsillar carcinoma samples were tested using Xpert, and the results were compared with histology and immunohistochemical p16INK4a (p16) staining...
July 24, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716906/virus-found-in-a-boreal-lake-links-ssdna-and-dsdna-viruses
#4
Elina Laanto, Sari Mäntynen, Luigi De Colibus, Jenni Marjakangas, Ashley Gillum, David I Stuart, Janne J Ravantti, Juha T Huiskonen, Lotta-Riina Sundberg
Viruses have impacted the biosphere in numerous ways since the dawn of life. However, the evolution, genetic, structural, and taxonomic diversity of viruses remain poorly understood, in part because sparse sampling of the virosphere has concentrated mostly on exploring the abundance and diversity of dsDNA viruses. Furthermore, viral genomes are highly diverse, and using only the current sequence-based methods for classifying viruses and studying their phylogeny is complicated. Here we describe a virus, FLiP (Flavobacterium-infecting, lipid-containing phage), with a circular ssDNA genome and an internal lipid membrane enclosed in the icosahedral capsid...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715092/the-origins-of-oral-medicine-in-the-hippocratic-collected-works
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Helen Askitopoulou, Vasileia Nyktari, Alexandra Papaioannou, Georgios Stefanakis, Elina Konsolaki
The collected works of Hippocrates describe for the first time in a systematic way a large number of oral diseases, such as ulcers, inflammations, abscesses and tumours from the epiglottis, mouth, tongue, palate, uvula and the sublingual area. Several of these case reports are remarkable for the accurate observation of clinical symptoms and signs, the aetiology, the pathogenesis and their therapeutic approach in relation to prognosis. The Hippocratic authors report cases of 'aphthae' as part of a polysystemic disease, described many centuries later by Behçet and Adamantiades, while they associate features of splenomegaly from endemic malaria with gingivitis ('ulitis')...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702169/exome-sequencing-reveals-independent-sgcd-deletions-causing-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-in-boston-terriers
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Melissa L Cox, Jacquelyn M Evans, Alexander G Davis, Ling T Guo, Jennifer R Levy, Alison N Starr-Moss, Elina Salmela, Marjo K Hytönen, Hannes Lohi, Kevin P Campbell, Leigh Anne Clark, G Diane Shelton
BACKGROUND: Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMDs) are a heterogeneous group of inherited autosomal myopathies that preferentially affect voluntary muscles of the shoulders and hips. LGMD has been clinically described in several breeds of dogs, but the responsible mutations are unknown. The clinical presentation in dogs is characterized by marked muscle weakness and atrophy in the shoulder and hips during puppyhood. METHODS: Following clinical evaluation, the identification of the dystrophic histological phenotype on muscle histology, and demonstration of the absence of sarcoglycan-sarcospan complex by immunostaining, whole exome sequencing was performed on five Boston terriers: one affected dog and its three family members and one unrelated affected dog...
2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697784/exome-sequencing-reveals-independent-sgcd-deletions-causing-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-in-boston-terriers
#7
Melissa L Cox, Jacquelyn M Evans, Alexander G Davis, Ling T Guo, Jennifer R Levy, Alison N Starr-Moss, Elina Salmela, Marjo K Hytönen, Hannes Lohi, Kevin P Campbell, Leigh Anne Clark, G Diane Shelton
BACKGROUND: Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMDs) are a heterogeneous group of inherited autosomal myopathies that preferentially affect voluntary muscles of the shoulders and hips. LGMD has been clinically described in several breeds of dogs, but the responsible mutations are unknown. The clinical presentation in dogs is characterized by marked muscle weakness and atrophy in the shoulder and hips during puppyhood. METHODS: Following clinical evaluation, the identification of the dystrophic histological phenotype on muscle histology, and demonstration of the absence of sarcoglycan-sarcospan complex by immunostaining, whole exome sequencing was performed on five Boston terriers: one affected dog and its three family members and one unrelated affected dog...
July 11, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693120/clinical-evaluation-and-mutational-analysis-of-galk-and-gale-genes-in-patients-with-galactosemia-in-greece-one-novel-mutation-and-two-rare-cases
#8
Kleopatra H Schulpis, Georgia Thodi, Konstantinos Iakovou, Maria Chatzidaki, Yannis Dotsikas, Elina Molou, Olga Triantafylli, Yannis L Loukas
BACKGROUND: Deficiencies of galactokinase (GALK) and UDP-epimerase (GALE) are implicated with galactose metabolic disorders. The aim of the study was the identification of mutations in GALK and GALE genes and clinical evaluation of patients. METHODS: Five patients with GALK and five with GALE deficiency were picked up via the Neonatal Screening Program. Additionally, two females, 4 years old, were referred with late diagnosed galactosemia, as rare cases. Mutational analysis was conducted via Sanger sequencing, while in silico analysis tools were utilized for the novel mutation...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692348/the-g-allele-of-mmp12-82-a%C3%A2-%C3%A2-g-promoter-polymorphism-as-a-protective-factor-for-copd-in-bulgarian-population
#9
Tanya Tacheva, Dimo Dimov, Elina Aleksandrova, Monika Bialecka, Maya Gulubova, Tatyana Vlaykova
Chronic inflammation and remodelling of the small airways are features related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In the current study, we aimed to explore the possible role of MMP12 -82 A > G (rs2276109) promoter polymorphism in the development of COPD in a population from Bulgaria (167 patients with COPD and 119 control individuals). The genotype and allele distributions differed significantly between COPD patients and controls (p = .010 and p = .043, respectively, χ(2) test)...
July 10, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691557/emicizumab-prophylaxis-in-hemophilia-a-with-inhibitors
#10
Johannes Oldenburg, Johnny N Mahlangu, Benjamin Kim, Christophe Schmitt, Michael U Callaghan, Guy Young, Elena Santagostino, Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, Claude Negrier, Craig Kessler, Nancy Valente, Elina Asikanius, Gallia G Levy, Jerzy Windyga, Midori Shima
Background Emicizumab (ACE910) bridges activated factor IX and factor X to restore the function of activated factor VIII, which is deficient in persons with hemophilia A. This phase 3, multicenter trial assessed once-weekly subcutaneous emicizumab prophylaxis in persons with hemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. Methods We enrolled participants who were 12 years of age or older. Those who had previously received episodic treatment with bypassing agents were randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio to emicizumab prophylaxis (group A) or no prophylaxis (group B)...
July 10, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679555/daily-supplementation-with-15-%C3%AE-g-vitamin-d2-compared-with-vitamin-d3-to-increase-wintertime-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-status-in-healthy-south-asian-and-white-european-women-a-12-wk-randomized-placebo-controlled-food-fortification-trial
#11
Laura Tripkovic, Louise R Wilson, Kathryn Hart, Sig Johnsen, Simon de Lusignan, Colin P Smith, Giselda Bucca, Simon Penson, Gemma Chope, Ruan Elliott, Elina Hyppönen, Jacqueline L Berry, Susan A Lanham-New
Background: There are conflicting views in the literature as to whether vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 are equally effective in increasing and maintaining serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], particularly at lower doses of vitamin D.Objectives: We aimed to investigate whether vitamin D2 or vitamin D3 fortified in juice or food, at a relatively low dose of 15 μg/d, was effective in increasing serum total 25(OH)D and to compare their respective efficacy in South Asian and white European women over the winter months within the setting of a large randomized controlled trial...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678676/early-signs-of-toxicity-in-testes-and-sperm-of-rats-exposed-to-low-cadmium-doses
#12
Marcela Fátima Medina, María Celeste Arrieta, Marcela Noemí Villafañe, Sandra María Roxana Klyver, Iris María Aybar Odstrcil, María Elina González
The cadmium (Cd) concentration in the environment has increased as a consequence of anthropogenic activity. The objective of this study was to determine early signs of Cd toxicity in testes and sperm as possible biomarkers. The dose orally administered to Wistar rats was within the range where chronic toxicity can appear. At the light microscopic level, gonads presented preserved cytoarchitecture throughout treatment; however, after the second month, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed disruption of the blood-testis barrier...
July 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677647/reply-to-the-comment-on-melanisation-of-aspergillus-terreus-is-butyrolactone-i-involved-in-the-regulation-of-both-dopa-and-dhn-types-of-pigments-in-submerged-culture-microorganisms-2017-5-22
#13
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672748/clinical-evaluation-and-mutational-analysis-of-galk-and-gale-genes-in-patients-with-galactosemia-in-greece-one-novel-mutation-and-two-rare-cases
#14
Kleopatra H Schulpis, Georgia Thodi, Konstantinos Iakovou, Maria Chatzidaki, Yannis Dotsikas, Elina Molou, Olga Triantafylli, Yannis L Loukas
BACKGROUND: Deficiencies of galactokinase (GALK) and UDP-epimerase (GALE) are implicated with galactose metabolic disorders. The aim of the study was the identification of mutations in GALK and GALE genes and clinical evaluation of patients. METHODS: Five patients with GALK and five with GALE deficiency were picked up via the Neonatal Screening Program. Additionally, two females, 4 years old, were referred with late diagnosed galactosemia, as rare cases. Mutational analysis was conducted via Sanger sequencing, while in silico analysis tools were utilized for the novel mutation...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665755/depletion-of-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-abrogates-hypoxia-induced-overexpression-of-stanniocalcin-1-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#15
Elīna Zandberga, Pawel Zayakin, Artūrs Ābols, Dārta Pūpola, Pēteris Trapencieris, Aija Linē
Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) is a pH-regulating enzyme that plays a key role in maintaining an alkaline intracellular pH under hypoxic conditions. It is overexpressed in a variety of solid cancers, including breast cancer (BC), and has been implicated in the migration, invasion and stemness of breast cancer cells. Therefore, CAIX recently emerged as a novel therapeutic target for the treatment of BC. In order to gain an insight into the mechanism of action of CAIX inhibitors, we investigated the impact of CAIX knock-down on the transcriptional response to hypoxia in two BC cell lines - MCF7 and MDA-MB-231, by performing a global gene expression analysis...
June 30, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665506/simultaneous-endo-and-exo-complex-formation-of-pyridine-4-arene-dimer-with-neutral-and-anionic-guests
#16
Anniina Kiesilä, Lauri Kivijärvi, Ngong Kodiah Beyeh, Jani Moilanen, Michael Groessl, Filip Topic, Tatiana Rothe, Sven Götz, Kari Rissanen, Arne Lützen, Elina Kalenius
Complex formation between hexafluorophosphate (PF6-) and tetraisobutyl-octahydroxypyridine[4]arene (1) has been thoroughly studied in gas phase (ESI-QTOF-MS, IM-MS, DFT calculations), solid state (X-ray crystallography) and in chloroform solution (1H, 19F and DOSY NMR). In all states of matter, simultaneous endo-complexation of solvent molecules and exo-complexation of PF6- anion within pyridine[4]arene dimer was observed. While similar ternary complex formation is often observed in solid state, this is a unique example of such behaviour in the gas phase that has never been observed so far...
June 30, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664825/interlaboratory-comparison-test-as-an-evaluation-of-applicability-of-an-alternative-edible-oil-analysis-by-1-h-nmr-spectroscopy
#17
Elina Zailer, Ulrike Holzgrabe, Bernd W K Diehl
A proton ((1)H) NMR spectroscopic method was established for the quality assessment of vegetable oils. To date, several research studies have been published demonstrating the high potential of the NMR technique in lipid analysis. An interlaboratory comparison was organized with the following main objectives: (1) to evaluate an alternative analysis of edible oils by using (1)H NMR spectroscopy; and (2) to determine the robustness and reproducibility of the method. Five different edible oil samples were analyzed by evaluating 15 signals (free fatty acids, peroxides, aldehydes, double bonds, and linoleic and linolenic acids) in each spectrum...
June 29, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663856/early-biomarker-for-radiation-induced-wounds-day-one-post-irradiation-assessment-using-hemoglobin-concentration-measured-from-diffuse-optical-reflectance-spectroscopy
#18
Lee C L Chin, Elina K Cook, Darren Yohan, Anthony Kim, Carolyn Niu, Brian C Wilson, Stanley K Liu
Normal tissue radiation toxicities are evaluated subjectively and cannot predict the development of severe side-effects. Using a hand-held diffuse reflectance optical spectroscopy probe, we measured optical parameters in mouse skin 1-4 days after irradiation. Using a radiation toxicity model and a therapeutic mitigator described previously [BMC Cancer14, 614 (2014)], we found that hemoglobin (Hb) levels increased sharply 24 h after irradiation only in the irradiated group without the mitigator. This group also had the largest peak wound areas after 14 days...
March 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663189/erratum-national-institutes-of-health-sponsored-clinical-islet-transplantation-consortium-phase-3-trial-manufacture-of-a-complex-cellular-product-at-eight-processing-facilities-diabetes-2016-65-3418-3428
#19
Camillo Ricordi, Julia S Goldstein, A N Balamurugan, Gregory L Szot, Tatsuya Kin, Chengyang Liu, Christine W Czarniecki, Barbara Barbaro, Nancy D Bridges, Jose Cano, William R Clarke, Thomas L Eggerman, Lawrence G Hunsicker, Dixon B Kaufman, Aisha Khan, David-Erick Lafontant, Elina Linetsky, Xunrong Luo, James F Markmann, Ali Naji, Olle Korsgren, Jose Oberholzer, Nicole A Turgeon, Daniel Brandhorst, Andrew S Friberg, Ji Lei, Ling-Jia Wang, Joshua J Wilhelm, Jamie Willits, Xiaomin Zhang, Bernhard J Hering, Andrew M Posselt, Peter G Stock, A M James Shapiro
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June 29, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662820/survival-in-parkinson-s-disease-in-relation-to-striatal-dopamine-transporter-binding
#20
Elina Mäkinen, Juho Joutsa, Tero Vahlberg, Valtteri Kaasinen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether dopamine transporter (DAT) binding, as measured with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), can be used to predict mortality in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: A total of 162 patients with PD and abnormal [I-123]FP-CIT SPECT were clinically followed for a median of 5.8 years. A multivariate Cox regression model was used to investigate survival with the independent predictors of age, gender, severity of motor impairment, levodopa-equivalent daily dose of medication, presence of cognitive defects, and putaminal specific binding ratio (SBR) of [I-123]FP-CIT...
June 23, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
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