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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088623/a-novel-role-of-topical-iodine-in-skin-activation-of-the-nrf2-pathway
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Maya Ben-Yehuda Greenwald, Marina Frušić-Zlotkin, Yoram Soroka, Shmuel Ben-Sasson, Havazelet Bianco-Peled, Ron Kohen
For a long time iodine has been used as an active dermal agent in the treatment of inflammatory, immune-mediated and infectious diseases. Moreover, topical iodine application has been reported to provide protection against sulfur-mustard-induced skin lesions, heat-induced and acid-induced skin burns in both haired guinea-pigs and mouse ear swelling models. However, the exact mechanism of action underlying these benefits of iodine has not yet been elucidated. In the current study, a novel mechanism of action by which iodine provides skin protection and relief, based on its electrophilic nature, is suggested...
January 11, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079004/foodborne-giardiasis-is-there-any-relationship-between-food-handlers-and-transmission-of-giardia-duodenalis
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Molouk Beiromvand, Ehsanallah Mirrezaie, Somayeh Mirzavand
BACKGROUND: The foodborne diseases are the main causes of morbidity and mortality in the human communities. Giardia duodenalis, the causative agent of giardiasis, is one of the foodborne parasites, which has public health importance. The aim of the current study was to assess the prevalence of G. duodenalis among food handlers in Andimeshk County, southwest of Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was undertaken among 480 food handlers in 2015...
January 10, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068761/the-orbital-selection-rule-for-the-molecular-conductance-as-manifested-in-tetraphenyl-based-molecular-junctions
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Marius Buerkle, Limin Xiang, Guangfeng Li, Ali Rostamian, Thomas Hines, Shaoyin Guo, Gang Zhou, Nongjian Tao, Yoshihiro Asai
Using two tetraphenylbenzene isomers differing only by the anchoring points to the gold electrodes we investigate the influence of quantum interference on the single molecule charge transport. The distinct anchor points are realized by selective halogen-mediated binding to the electrodes by formation of surface-stabilized isomers after iodine cleavage. Both isomers are essentially chemical identical and only weakly perturbed by the electrodes avoiding largely parasitic effects which allows us to focus solely on the relation between quantum interference and the intrinsic molecular properties...
January 9, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061410/photocatalytic-oxidation-of-trace-carbamazepine-in-aqueous-solution-by-visible-light-driven-znln2s4-performance-and-mechanism
#4
Longli Bo, Kebo He, Na Tan, Bo Gao, Qiqi Feng, Jiadong Liu, Lei Wang
In this work, visible-light-driven Znln2S4 photocatalyst (band gap 1.98 eV, absorption wavelength 300-600 nm) was synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method for photocatalytic degradation of trace pharmaceutical carbamazepine (CBZ) in aqueous solution, and characterized by UV-Vis diffusive reflectance spectroscopy, BET, SEM and XRD, respectively. It demonstrated that a complete degradation of CBZ was achieved with an optimal Znln2S4 dosage of 30 mg/L under a 100 W iodine-gallium lamp irradiation of 20 min, which afforded the reaction rate constant and half-life being respectively 10...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056069/engineering-potato-starch-with-a-higher-phosphate-content
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Xuan Xu, Xing-Feng Huang, Richard G F Visser, Luisa M Trindade
Phosphate esters are responsible for valuable and unique functionalities of starch for industrial applications. Also in the cell phosphate esters play a role in starch metabolism, which so far has not been well characterized in storage starch. Laforin, a human enzyme composed of a carbohydrate-binding module and a dual-specificity phosphatase domain, is involved in the dephosphorylation of glycogen. To modify phosphate content and better understand starch (de)phosphorylation in storage starch, laforin was engineered and introduced into potato (cultivar Kardal)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054519/radioiodine-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-and-its-role-in-follow-up-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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S Padma, P Shanmuga Sundaram
Papillary and follicular cancers of thyroid are the most common varieties of differentiated thyroid cancers exhibiting excellent long-term prognosis when carefully managed. Being a slow-growing malignancy, guidelines exist on the staging, preoperative risk stratification, and management of these cancers to increase the overall survival of these patients. Radioactive iodine has a central role in differentiated thyroid malignancies. It has the same physical properties as stable iodine, thus both normal and malignant thyrocytes cannot differentiate radioactive from stable iodine...
July 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033256/identified-molecular-mechanism-of-interaction-between-environmental-risk-factors-and-differential-expression-genes-in-cartilage-of-kashin-beck-disease
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Fang-Fang Yu, Yan-Xiang Zhang, Lian-He Zhang, Wen-Rong Li, Xiong Guo, Mikko J Lammi
As environmental risk factors (ERFs) play an important role in the pathogenesis of Kashin-Beck disease (KBD), it is important to identify the interaction between ERFs and differentially expression genes (DEGs) in KBD. The environmental response genes (ERGs) were analyzed in cartilage of KBD in comparison to normal controls.We searched 5 English and 3 Chinese databases from inception to September 2015, to identify case-control studies that examined ERFs for KBD using integrative meta-analysis and systematic review...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011236/micrornas-in-thyroid-development-function-and-tumorigenesis
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Cesar Seigi Fuziwara, Edna Teruko Kimura
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression that modulate the vast majority of cellular processes. During development, the correct timing and expression of miRNAs in the tissue differentiation is essential for organogenesis and functionality. In thyroid gland, DICER and miRNAs are necessary for accurately establishing thyroid follicles and hormone synthesis. Moreover, DICER1 mutations and miRNA deregulation observed in human goiter influence thyroid tumorigenesis. The thyroid malignant transformation by MAPK oncogenes is accompanied by global miRNA changes, with a marked reduction of "tumor-suppressor" miRNAs and activation of oncogenic miRNAs...
December 21, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000859/131i-labeled-monoclonal-antibody-targeting-neuropilin-receptor-type-2-for-tumor-spect-imaging
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Lichun Chen, Liangliang Wang, Jianghua Yan, Chao Ma, Jing Lu, Guoqiang Chen, Shengyou Chen, Fu Su, Weixing Wang, Xinhui Su
As a co-receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor‑3 (VEGF‑3), neuropilin receptor type‑2 (NRP‑2) plays a central role in lymphangiogenesis and angiogenesis. Recently, mounting data of evidence show that NRP‑2 is overexpressed in several human cancers, and its overexpression is often associated with poor prognosis. Therefore, it is necessary for us to develop an affinity reagent for noninvasive imaging of NRP‑2 expression because it may be possible to provide early cancer diagnosis, more accurate prognosis, and better treatment planning...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997357/effect-of-the-micronutrient-iodine-in-thyroid-carcinoma-angiogenesis
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Kayla Daniell, Carmelo Nucera
Iodide is a micronutrient essential for thyroid hormone production. The uptake and metabolism of iodide by thyrocytes is crucial to proper thyroid function. Iodide ions are drawn into the thyroid follicular cell via the sodium-iodide symporter (NIS) in the cell membrane and become integrated into tyrosyl residues to ultimately form thyroid hormones. We sought to learn how an abnormal concentration of iodide within thyrocyte can have significant effects on the thyroid, specifically the surrounding vascular network...
December 20, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994875/management-of-metastatic-thyroid-cancer-in-pregnancy-risk-and-uncertainty
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Christopher W Rowe, Kirsten Murray, Andrew Woods, Sandeep Gupta, Roger Smith, Katie Wynne
: Metastatic thyroid cancer is an uncommon condition to be present at the time of pregnancy, but presents a challenging paradigm of care. Clinicians must balance the competing interests of long-term maternal health, best achieved by iatrogenic hyperthyroidism, regular radioiodine therapy and avoidance of dietary iodine, against the priority to care for the developing foetus, with inevitable compromise. Additionally, epidemiological and cellular data support the role of oestrogen as a growth factor for benign and malignant thyrocytes, although communicating the magnitude of this risk to patients and caregivers, as well as the uncertain impact of any pregnancy on long-term prognosis, remains challenging...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993419/environmental-water-chemistry-and-possible-correlation-with-kaschin-beck-disease-kbd-in-northwestern-sichuan-china
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Zeming Shi, Pujing Pan, Yanwei Feng, Zezhong Kan, Zhonghui Li, Fei Wei
During the past several decades, etiological and geochemical studies tend to link the Kaschin-Beck Disease (KBD) to the deficiency of some specific trace elements (e.g., selenium and iodine) in the environment; however the link has been proven inconclusive. In this work, we have investigated the relationship between KBD and the environment in a broader scope by examining comprehensively the chemistry of the surface waters in northwestern Sichuan, China, in relation to the KBD prevalence. The surface waters in the study area were found to be near neutral to slightly alkaline (pH6...
December 16, 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987785/electrophoretic-deposition-of-silica-and-its-composite-coatings-on-ti-6al-4v-and-its-in-vitro-corrosion-behaviour-for-biomedical-applications
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M Chellappa, U Vijayalakshmi
Novel bioceramics have an intriguing role in implants and prostheses as surface protecting agents. These bioceramics have promising features such as biocompatible, bioactive, and corrosion-resistant natures. Among bioceramics, silica glass and its composite unravel its better desirability against corrosion and wear with interfacial bone bonding capability in physiological systems by nucleating calcium phosphates over the surface, thereby enhancing the osteoinductive property. In the current study, SiO2 and ZnO were obtained by processing silica and zinc oxide precursors at low temperature using low thermal volatilization sol-gel method...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982596/fullerene-as-photocatalyst-visible-light-induced-reaction-of-perfluorinated-%C3%AE-%C3%AF-diiodoalkanes-with-c60
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Andrey Kh Vorobiev, Ruslan R Gazizov, Andrey Ya Borschevskii, Vitaliy Yu Markov, Vitaliy A Ioutsi, Victor A Brotsman, Lev N Sidorov
Solution phase photochemical reaction of fullerene with perfluorinated alkyldiiodides I-RF-I can be efficiently initiated by visible range irradiation that targets solely the fullerene component. Photoinduced electron transfer from fullerene onto the diiodide component effects dissociative formation of alkyl radicals RFI(•) subsequently consumed by C60 to give the principal detectable radical intermediate C60RFI(•). Experimentally established second-order kinetics with respect to the fullerene concentration evidence that fullerene plays its two roles of photocatalyst and reactant in a decoupled fashion, which suggests its catalytic ability to be of potential use in more complex photochemical systems...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966046/differentiated-thyroid-cancer-lymph-node-relapse-role-of-adjuvant-radioactive-iodine-therapy-after-lymphadenectomy
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Arnoldo Piccardo, Matteo Puntoni, Gianluca Bottoni, Giorgio Treglia, Luca Foppiani, Mattia Bertoli, Ugo Catrambone, Anselmo Arlandini, Bassam Dib, Vania Altrinetti, Michela Massollo, Irene Bossert, Manlio Cabria, Francesco Bertagna, Luca Giovanella
PURPOSE: Our purpose as to evaluate the impact of adjuvant radioactive iodine therapy (RAI) on prognosis, as assessed by progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS), in patients affected by differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) lymph-node relapse and previously treated with lymphadenectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated DTC patients treated with lymph-node dissection for disease relapse. All patients had previously undergone total thyroidectomy and radioiodine remnant ablation (RRA)...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904869/value-of-dedicated-head-and-neck-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-protocol-in-detecting-recurrent-and-metastatic-lesions-in-post-surgical-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-patients-with-high-serum-thyroglobulin-level-and-negative-131-i-whole-body-scan
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Mai Hong Son, Bui Quang Bieu, Le Ngoc Ha
OBJECTIVES: In clinical practice, approximately 10-25% of post-surgical differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) patients with high serum thyroglobulin (Tg) and negative (131)I whole-body scan (WBS) have poor prognosis due to recurrent or metastatic lesions after radioactive iodine treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan in DTC patients with high serum Tg level and negative (131)I WBS. METHODS: 69 post-surgical DTC patients with high serum Tg level and negative post ablation (131)I WBS were enrolled in this study...
2016: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894786/mr-angiography-can-guide-ed-management-of-suspected-acute-aortic-dissection
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Gary X Wang, Sandeep S Hedgire, Thang Q Le, Jonathan D Sonis, Brian J Yun, Michael H Lev, Ali S Raja, Anand M Prabhakar
BACKGROUND: Aortic dissection is typically evaluated with computed tomography angiography (CTA). However, the feasibility of using magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in the ED is unclear. This study examined the indications and outcomes of MRA in suspected aortic dissection evaluation in the ED. METHODS: An IRB approved review identified patients who underwent MRA in the ED for acute thoracic aortic dissection from January 2010 to June 2016. Demographics, clinical assessment, CTA contraindications, outcomes, and ED disposition were analyzed...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869417/micronutrients-and-neurodevelopment-an-update
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REVIEW
Horacio F González, Silvana Visentin
Micronutrients make up the central nervous system structure and play major functional roles: they stimulate nerve cell development, migration, and differentiation. The goal of this study is to review the scientific literature regarding the role of micronutrients in infant brain structure and function. Thus, we aim at providing pediatricians with knowledge on the importance of introducing all nutrients into the diet based on breast milk composition. The following databases were reviewed: MEDLINE, through PubMed, TRIP Database, and LILACS...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846003/imaging-of-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-expression-in-metastatic-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-using-68ga-hbed-cc-psma-pet-ct
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Susanne Lütje, Benedikt Gomez, Joseph Cohnen, Lale Umutlu, Martin Gotthardt, Thorsten D Poeppel, Andreas Bockisch, Sandra Rosenbaum-Krumme
PURPOSE: The prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) was shown to be overexpressed on the neovasculature of several malignancies. Here, the role of Ga-HBED-CC-PSMA PET/CT for the detection of PSMA expression in patients with metastasized differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) was evaluated. METHODS: Six patients with iodine-negative and F-FDG-positive metastasized DTC (mean TG, 1616 ng/mL) received 71-93 MBq of the Ga-labeled PSMA ligand and underwent PET/CT at 62 ± 7 minutes p...
January 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831955/ce-preventing-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#20
Yvonne Gallegos, Asma Ali Taha, Dana N Rutledge
: Diagnostic radiographic imaging scans using intravascular iodinated contrast media can lead to various complications. The most salient of these is contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) or contrast-induced nephropathy, a potentially costly and serious patient safety concern. Prevention strategies are the cornerstone of evidence-based clinical management for patients receiving contrast agents. These include preprocedure screening, stratification of patients based on risk factors, and protective interventions, the most important of which is hydration both before and after the radiographic imaging scan...
December 2016: American Journal of Nursing
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