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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327881/feline-platynosomiasis-analysis-of-the-association-of-infection-levels-with-pathological-and-biochemical-findings
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Dirceu Guilherme de Souza Ramos, Amanda Raiza Gonçalves Lima Oliveira Santos, Leodil da Costa Freitas, Ísis Assis Braga, Erica Pereira da Silva, Luciana Maria Curtio Soares, Nádia Aline Bobbi Antoniassi, Fernando Henrique Furlan, Richard de Campos Pacheco
Platynosomiasis is a common feline hepatic disease caused by Platynosomum fastosum (Trematoda - Dicrocoelidae), which is also known as 'lizard poisoning'. Most reports of feline platynosomiasis show that this disease is sporadic and manifests with uncommon lesions; its pathogenicity is still not well understood. This study aimed to describe liver injuries and enzymatic changes associated with natural P. fastosum infection in 47 stray cats in an endemic area. Overall, 38.3% (18/47) of cats were parasitized, and 2,358 flukes (P...
March 16, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326730/-influences-of-vibration-on-rapid-osteogenic-response-of-osteoblasts
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Zhu Zhuoli, Zhang Ling, Ma Ruiyang, Gan Xueqi
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the rapid response of osteoblasts, which were derived from low-magnitude high-frequency vibration (LMHFV). Refractory period-derived memory response was also observed. METHODS: MC3T3-E1 cells were incubated and received LMHFV stimulation (0.49 g, 40 Hz) for 30 min. After application of LMHFV, mRNA levels of earlier osteogenic differentiation markers Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), collagen typeⅠ(Col-Ⅰ), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were immediately detected by real-time fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction in the absence or presence of antioxidant...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326703/-effects-of-salvianolic-acid-b-on-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
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Ma Yue, Ren Aishu, Fu Gang
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of salvianolic acid B (Sal B), a major bioactive component of the Chinese medicine salvia miltiorrhiza, on osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs). METHODS: Third passage PDLCs were used in this experiment. Methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) method was employed to observe the effects of different Sal B concentrations on proliferation activity of hPDLCs. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and mineralization capability were measured, and mRNA expression of osteocalcin (OCN) was detected to investigate the effects of Sal B on osteogenesis of hPDLCs...
October 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326564/parental-serum-alkaline-phosphatase-activity-as-an-auxiliary-tool-for-prenatal-diagnosis-of-hypophosphatasia
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Yuichiro Takahashi, Hideaki Sawai, Jun Murotsuki, Shuhei Satoh, Takahiro Yamada, Hiromi Hayakawa, Yutaka Kouduma, Masakatsu Sase, Atsushi Watanabe, Osamau Miyazaki, Gen Nishimura
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the usefulness of parental Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) for prenatal diagnosis of hypophosphatasia (HPP). METHODS: Maternal (m) and paternal (p) ALP values were measured in 77 cases from A multi-center cohort (fetal-skeletal dysplasia forum in Japan) of cases with short limbs on ultrasonography during pregnancy. After birth, X-rays, cord blood ALP, and gene analysis were evaluated to achieve an exact diagnosis. The screening usefulness of ALP was examined retrospectively...
March 22, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325987/new-and-poorly-known-palaearctic-fungus-gnats-diptera-sciaroidea
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Jukka Salmela, Levente-Péter Kolcsár
BACKGROUND: Fungus gnats (Sciaroidea) are a globally species rich group of lower Diptera. In Europe, Fennoscandian peninsula in particular holds a notable diversity, ca. 1000 species, of which 10 % are still unnamed. Fungus gnats are predominantly terrestrial insects, but some species dwell in wetland habitats. NEW INFORMATION: Eight new fungus gnat species, belonging to the families Keroplatidae (Orfelia boreoalpina Salmela sp.n.) and Mycetophilidae (Sciophila holopaineni Salmela sp...
2017: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325653/bone-regeneration-enhancement-by-ultra-violet-uv-treatment-for-uha-plla-absorbable-mesh
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Hiroumi Ikawa, Akinori Moroi, Kunio Yoshizawa, Yuriko Saida, Asami Hotta, Takamitsu Tsutsui, Kenichi Fukaya, Ryota Hiraide, Akihiro Takayama, Tatsuya Tsunoda, Yuki Saito, Koichiro Ueki
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of bone regeneration enhancement by ultra-violet (UV) treatment of an unsintered hydroxyapatite (u-HA)/poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) mesh in rabbitnasal bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty adult male Japanese white rabbits (12-16 weeks, 2.5-3.0 kg) were used in this study. After incising along the nasal bone, 6 × 6 × depth 1 mm two bone defects were made on both sides. In the UV group (n = 30), the defects were covered with uHA/PLLA mesh, treated by UV (wavelength 172 nm, tube wall illumination 13 mW/cm(2), period 8 min, intensity 6...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325318/preparation-and-characterization-of-amine-functional-nano-hydroxyapatite-chitosan-bionanocomposite-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
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Besir Hakan Atak, Berna Buyuk, Merve Huysal, Sevim Isik, Mehmet Senel, Wolfgang Metzger, Guven Cetin
In this study, three different types of scaffolds including a uniquely modified composite scaffold - namely chitosan (CTS), nano-hydroxyapatite/chitosan composite (CTS+nHAP), and amine group (NH2) modified nano-hydroxyapatite/chitosan composite (CTS+nHAP-NH2) scaffolds - were synthesized for bone tissue engineering (BTE) purposes. As results of the study, it was found that all scaffold types were biodegradable with CTS and CTS+nHAP scaffolds losing up to 15% of their initial weight, while the CTS+nHAP-NH2 scaffold showing 10% of weight loss after six weeks of lysozyme treatment...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324211/comparison-of-in-vitro-osteogenic-potential-of-iliac-crest-and-degenerative-facet-joint-bone-autografts-for-intervertebral-fusion-in-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Jeroen Geurts, Daniela Ramp, Stefan Schären, Cordula Netzer
PURPOSE: The promotion of spinal fusion using bone autografts is largely mediated by the osteoinductive potential of progenitors/mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) that reside in the marrow spaces of cancellous bone. Iliac crest is the common autograft donor site, but its use presents an increased risk for donor site pain, morbidity and infection. Degenerative bone samples harvested during facetectomy might provide an alternative viable source of osteoinductive autografts. In this study, we conducted an intra-individual comparison of the osteogenic potential of isolated low passage MSC from both sources...
March 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323217/effects-of-algal-toxin-okadaic-acid-on-the-non-specific-immune-and-antioxidant-response-of-bay-scallop-argopecten-irradians
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Cheng Chi, Sib Sankar Giri, Jin Woo Jun, Hyoun Joong Kim, Sang Wha Kim, Saekil Yun, Se Chang Park
Okadaic acid (OA) is produced by dinoflagellates during harmful algal blooms and is a diarrhetic shellfish-poisoning (DSP) toxin. This toxin is particularly problematic for bivalves that are cultured for human consumption. This study aimed to reveal the effects of exposure to OA on the non-specific immune responses of bay scallop, Argopecten irradians. Various immunological parameters (superoxide dismutase (SOD), acid phosphatase (ACP), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), lysozyme activities, and total protein level) were assessed in the hemolymph of bay scallops at 3, 6, 12, 24, and 48 h post-exposure (hpe) to different concentrations (50, 100, and 500 nM) of OA...
March 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322712/implementation-and-initial-analysis-of-a-laboratory-based-weekly-biosurveillance-system-provence-alpes-c%C3%A3-te-d-azur-france
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Michael Huart, Gabriel Bedubourg, Cédric Abat, Philippe Colson, Jean Marc Rolain, Hervé Chaudet, Pierre Edouard Fournier, Didier Raoult, Xavier Deparis
We describe the implementation of an automated infectious disease surveillance system that uses data collected from 210 microbiologic laboratories throughout the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France. Each week, these facilities report bacterial species that have been isolated from patients in their area. An alarm is triggered whenever the case count for a bacterial species infection exceeds 2 SDs of the historical mean for that species at the participating laboratory. At its inception in July 2013, the system monitored 611 bacterial species...
April 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322449/tgf-%C3%AE-inhibits-osteogenesis-by-upregulating-the-expression-of-ubiquitin-ligase-smurf1-via-mapk-erk-signaling
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Xuewu Sun, Ziang Xie, Yan Ma, Xin Pan, Jiying Wang, Zhijun Chen, Peihua Shi
High incidence of osteoporotic fractures emphasizes the necessity of developing effective measures to promote osteogenesis. In our study, we investigated a possible role of MAPK-ERK signaling in the TGF-β-mediated osteoblastic differentiation. Our results indicated that TGF-β activated the MAPK-ERK pathway and inhibited osteogenesis in mesenchymal pluripotent cell line, C3H10T1/2, and preosteoblastic cell line, MC3T3 cells. And the downregulation of MAPK-ERK signaling using pharmacological inhibitor U0126 and RNA interference rescued osteoblast differentiation suppressed by TGF-β, which was confirmed by Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) staining and alizarrn red staining and the enhanced expression of osteogenesic markers...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321217/a-vaccine-therapy-for-canine-visceral-leishmaniasis-promoted-significant-improvement-of-clinical-and-immune-status-with-reduction-in-parasite-burden
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Bruno Mendes Roatt, Rodrigo Dian de Oliveira Aguiar-Soares, Levi Eduardo Soares Reis, Jamille Mirelle de Oliveira Cardoso, Fernando Augusto Siqueira Mathias, Rory Cristiane Fortes de Brito, Sydnei Magno da Silva, Nelder De Figueiredo Gontijo, Sidney de Almeida Ferreira, Jesus G Valenzuela, Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, Rodolfo Cordeiro Giunchetti, Alexandre Barbosa Reis
Herein, we evaluated the treatment strategy employing a therapeutic heterologous vaccine composed of antigens of Leishmania braziliensis associated with MPL adjuvant (LBMPL vaccine) for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in symptomatic dogs naturally infected by Leishmania infantum. Sixteen dogs received immunotherapy with MPL adjuvant (n = 6) or with a vaccine composed of antigens of L. braziliensis associated with MPL (LBMPL vaccine therapy, n = 10). Dogs were submitted to an immunotherapeutic scheme consisting of 3 series composed of 10 subcutaneous doses with 10-day interval between each series...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320084/lncrna-meg3-inhibited-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-by-targeting-mir-133a-3p
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Qiujun Wang, Ying Li, Yuanxia Zhang, Lan Ma, Lin Lin, Jia Meng, Lihong Jiang, Liping Wang, Ping Zhou, Yina Zhang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) MEG3 has proven to be an important regulator involved in the pathogenesis and development of various human diseases. However, the functional involvement of MEG3 in postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) and its mechanism is still unclear. METHODS: Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) were isolated and cultured from mouse pathologic models and patients with PMOP, respectively. The expression of MEG3 and miR-133a-3p in BMSCs was detected using qRT-PCR...
March 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319450/retinal-and-choroidal-thickness-in-adult-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Tolga Bicer, Osman Celikay, Mustafa Kosker, Muhammed Yunus Alp, Cem Ozisler, Ahmet Yesilyurt, Burcu Kucuk Bicer, Canan Gurdal
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate changes in retinal, choroidal, ganglion cell complex (GCC) and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thicknesses in genetically diagnosed adult patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). METHODS: A total of 50 eyes of 50 genetically diagnosed patients with FMF and 50 eyes of controls were analyzed. Patients were recruited from the Genetic Diagnostic Center of Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Research and Training Hospital, Turkey. Retinal and choroidal thicknesses were obtained using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography from choroid, retina, GCC, and RNFL...
March 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319415/transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-an-important-biomarker-for-developing-cardiovascular-diseases-in-chronic-renal-failure
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E Avci, G Alp Avci, B Ozcelik, S Coskun Cevher, M Suicmez
OBJECTIVE: Our study focuses on the determination and evaluation of TGF-β1 levels of patients receiving hemodialysis treatment because of chronic renal failure. BACKGROUND: Chronic renal failure, characterized by irreversible loss of renal function, is a major public health problem in the world. Transforming growth factor-beta is a multifunctional cytokine involved in the cellular growth, differentiation, migration, apoptosis and immune regulation. Among the three TGF-β isoforms, TGF-β1 plays a key role in the pathogenesis of renal diseases...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319407/investigation-of-procalcitonin-il-6-oxidative-stress-index-osi-plasma-and-tissue-levels-in-experimental-mild-and-severe-pancreatitis-in-rats
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M Soyalp, M Yalcin, V Oter, A Ozgonul
AIM: This study was planned to evaluate blood and tissue levels of procalcitonin, IL-6 and Oxidative Stress Index (OSI), which have a role in the pathophysiology of inflammation, in rats with experimental mild and severe pancreatitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty male Wistar Albino rats were included in the study and the rats were equally divided into the three groups. After 1, 5 and 24 hours, blood was obtained from the tail of all rats and samples were taken from pancreas tissue after 24 hours...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318333/urinary-levels-of-pyridinoline-and-deoxypyridinoline-and-bone-mineral-density-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Nadide Melike Sav, Mustafa Kendirci, Leyla Akin, Selim Kurtoglu
OBJECTIVE: There is still controversy over the impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on bone mass in children. Pyridinoline (Pyr) and deoxypyridinoline (DPyr), which stabilize the collagen chains within the extracellular matrix, are known as specific bone turnover markers. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between urinary Pyr and DPyr excretions and bone mineral density (BMD) in children with type 1 DM. METHODS: Serum levels of Ca, phosphorus (P), magnesium (Mg), and parathormone (PTH), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, and urinary excretions of Pyr and DPyr were evaluated in 50 diabetic and 130 healthy control subjects aged between 7 and 15 years...
March 20, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317941/magnitude-dependent-response-of-osteoblasts-regulated-by-compressive-stress
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Xiao-Qing Shen, Yuan-Ming Geng, Ping Liu, Xiang-Yu Huang, Shu-Yi Li, Chun-Dong Liu, Zheng Zhou, Ping-Ping Xu
The present study aimed to investigate the role of magnitude in adaptive response of osteoblasts exposed to compressive stress. Murine primary osteoblasts and MC3T3-E1 cells were exposed to compressive stress (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 g/cm(2)) in 3D culture. Cell viability was evaluated, and expression levels of Runx2, Alp, Ocn, Rankl, and Opg were examined. ALP activity in osteoblasts and TRAP activity in RAW264.7 cells co-cultured with MC3T3-E1 cells were assayed. Results showed that compressive stress within 5...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317417/hepatoprotective-effect-of-stachys-pilifera-ethanol-extract-in-carbon-tetrachloride-induce-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
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Esmaeel Panahi Kokhdan, Kyomarth Ahmadi, Heibatollah Sadeghi, Hossein Sadeghi, Fahemeh Dadgary, Nazanin Danaei, Mahmoud Reza Aghamaali
CONTEXT: Stachys pilifera Benth (Lamiaceae) has long been used to treat infectious diseases, respiratory and rheumatoid disorders in Iranian folk medicine. Antitumor and antioxidant activity of the plant have been reported. OBJECTIVE: The study was designed to assess the hepatoprotective activity of ethanol extract of Stachys pilifera in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The rats were randomly divided into six equal groups (n = 7)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314924/leptin-induces-osteoblast-differentiation-of-human-valvular-interstitial-cells-via-the-akt-and-erk-pathways
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Mickael Rosa, Camille Paris, Yoann Sottejeau, Delphine Corseaux, Emmanuel Robin, Madjid Tagzirt, Francis Juthier, Ramadan Jashari, Antoine Rauch, André Vincentelli, Bart Staels, Eric Van Belle, Sophie Susen, Annabelle Dupont
AIMS: Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) affects 2-6% of the population over 65 years, and age, gender, smoking, overweight, dyslipidemia, diabetes contribute to the development of this disease. CAVD results, in part, from the osteoblast differentiation of human valvular interstitial cells (VICs). This study aims to elucidate the effects of leptin on osteoblast phenotype of VICs and the signalling pathways involved. METHODS: Patients who underwent aortic valve replacement for CAVD (n = 43) were included in this study...
March 18, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
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