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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302065/lamivudine-dolutegravir-dual-therapy-in-hiv-infected-virologically-suppressed-patients
#1
Franco Maggiolo, Roberto Gulminetti, Layla Pagnucco, Margherita Digaetano, Simone Benatti, Daniela Valenti, Annapaola Callegaro, Diego Ripamonti, Cristina Mussini
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the applicability of dual treatments based on integrase inhibitors. We explored the combination of lamivudine + dolutegravir as an option when switching from standard cART in virologically suppressed patients. METHODS: In this prospective cohort we enrolled patients previously switched to 3TC + DTG who were 18 years or older, with no previous resistance mutations to the used drugs, having a HIV-RNA <50 copies/ml for 6 months or longer, negative for HBsAg and on a stable (>6 months) cART...
March 16, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300660/mechanistic-understanding-of-the-cysteine-capping-modifications-of-antibodies-enables-selective-chemical-engineering-in-live-mammalian-cells
#2
Xiaotian Zhong, Tao He, Amar S Prashad, Wenge Wang, Justin Cohen, Darren Ferguson, Amy S Tam, Eric Sousa, Laura Lin, Lioudmila Tchistiakova, Scott Gatto, Aaron D'Antona, Yen-Tung Luan, Weijun Ma, Richard Zollner, Jing Zhou, Bo Arve, Will Somers, Ronald Kriz
Protein modifications by intricate cellular machineries often redesign the structure and function of existing proteins to impact biological networks. Disulfide bond formation between cysteine (Cys) pairs is one of the most common modifications found in extracellularly-destined proteins, key to maintaining protein structure. Unpaired surface cysteines on secreted mammalian proteins are also frequently found disulfide-bonded with free Cys or glutathione (GSH) in circulation or culture, the mechanism for which remains unknown...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289388/hla-b-57-allele-is-associated-with-concomitant-anti-tuberculosis-and-antiretroviral-drugs-induced-liver-toxicity-in-ethiopians
#3
Zelalem Petros, Junko Kishikawa, Eyasu Makonnen, Getnet Yimer, Abiy Habtewold, Eleni Aklillu
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a known adverse effect of both anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) and antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. Recent studies highlight the implications of genetic predispositions to DILI. We performed a case-control study to identify Human Leukocyte Antigen-B (HLA-B) variant alleles associated with anti-TB and ARV co-treatment induced liver toxicity in Ethiopian TB and HIV co-infected patients. A total of 495 newly diagnosed TB and HIV co-infected patients were enrolled and received rifampicin based anti-TB and efavirenz based ARV therapy...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288679/muscovy-duck-reovirus-%C3%AF-ns-protein-triggers-autophagy-enhancing-virus-replication
#4
Yijian Wu, Longping Cui, Erpeng Zhu, Wuduo Zhou, Quanxi Wang, Xiaoping Wu, Baocheng Wu, Yifan Huang, Hung-Jen Liu
BACKGROUND: Muscovy duck reovirus (MDRV) causes high morbidity and mortality in Muscovy ducklings at 10 days old and can persist in an infected flock until the ducklings of 6 weeks old. It shares common physicochemical properties with avian reovirus (ARV) and differs in coding assignment and pathogenicity. The ARV p17 protein has been shown to trigger autophagy via activation multiple signaling pathways, which benefits virus replication. Since MDRV lacks the p17 protein, whether and how MDRV induces autophagy remains unknown...
March 14, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278573/mutual-hiv-status-disclosure-is-associated-with-consistent-condom-use-in-public-sector-art-clients-in-free-state-province-south-africa-a-short-report
#5
Frederik le Roux Booysen, Edwin Wouters, Damien de Walque, Mead Over
Risky sexual behaviour in PLWHA on antiretroviral therapy threatens both prevention and treatment efforts, but disclosure promises to support safer sexual practices. This paper investigates the association between HIV self-disclosure and consistent condom use in a cohort of public sector patients on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. Using data from the FEATS cohort study, logistic regression analysis shows that knowledge of your partner's HIV status is positively associated with consistent condom use (OR 2.73, 95% CI 1...
February 9, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275126/vitamin-b-6-and-colorectal-cancer-risk-a-prospective-population-based-study-using-3-distinct-plasma-markers-of-vitamin-b-6-status
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Björn Gylling, Robin Myte, Jörn Schneede, Göran Hallmans, Jenny Häggström, Ingegerd Johansson, Arve Ulvik, Per M Ueland, Bethany Van Guelpen, Richard Palmqvist
Background: Higher plasma concentrations of the vitamin B-6 marker pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) have been associated with reduced colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. Inflammatory processes, including vitamin B-6 catabolism, could explain such findings.Objective: We investigated 3 biomarkers of vitamin B-6 status in relation to CRC risk.Design: This was a prospective case-control study of 613 CRC cases and 1190 matched controls nested within the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study (n = 114,679). Participants were followed from 1985 to 2009, and the median follow-up from baseline to CRC diagnosis was 8...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269457/estimation-of-muscle-fatigue-by-ratio-of-mean-frequency-to-average-rectified-value-from-surface-electromyography
#7
Jeffry Bonar Fernando, Mototaka Yoshioka, Jun Ozawa
A new method to estimate muscle fatigue quantitatively from surface electromyography (EMG) is proposed. The ratio of mean frequency (MNF) to average rectified value (ARV) is used as the index of muscle fatigue, and muscle fatigue is detected when MNF/ARV falls below a pre-determined or pre-calculated baseline. MNF/ARV gives larger distinction between fatigued muscle and non-fatigued muscle. Experiment results show the effectiveness of our method in estimating muscle fatigue more correctly compared to conventional methods...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262770/fecal-bacterial-communities-in-treated-hiv-infected-individuals-on-two-antiretroviral-regimens
#8
Sandra Pinto-Cardoso, Catherine Lozupone, Olivia Briceño, Selma Alva-Hernández, Norma Téllez, Aguilar Adriana, Akio Murakami-Ogasawara, Gustavo Reyes-Terán
Intestinal microbiome changes that occur in HIV positive individuals on different antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens are important to understand, as they are potentially linked with chronic inflammation and microbiome-linked comorbidities that occur at increased incidence in this population. We conducted a cross-sectional study comparing the fecal microbiomes of HIV-uninfected (HIV SN) to HIV-infected individuals on long-term ART (HIV+ LTART) from Mexico using 16S ribosomal RNA (16sRNA) targeted sequencing...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258984/application-of-design-space-optimization-strategy-to-the-development-of-lc-methods-for-simultaneous-analysis-of-18-antiretroviral-medicines-and-4-major-excipients-used-in-various-pharmaceutical-formulations
#9
Védaste Habyalimana, Jérémie Kindenge Mbinze, Achille Loconon Yemoa, Christelle Waffo, Tidiane Diallo, Nicodème Kalenda Tshilombo, Justin-Léonard Kadima Ntokamunda, Pierre Lebrun, Philippe Hubert, Roland Djang'eing'a Marini
As one of the world's most significant public health challenges in low- and middle-income countries, HIV/AIDS deserves to be treated with appropriate medicines, however which are not spared from counterfeiting. For that, we developed screening and specific HPLC methods that can analyze 18 antiretroviral medicines (ARV) and 4 major excipients. Design of experiments and design space methodology were initially applied for 15 ARV and the 4 excipients with prediction thanks to Monte Carlo simulations and focusing on rapidity and affordability thus using short column and low cost organic solvent (methanol) in gradient mode with 10mM buffer solutions of ammonium hydrogen carbonate...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249009/current-use-of-statins-reduces-risk-of-hiv-rebound-on-suppressive-haart
#10
Henning Drechsler, Colby Ayers, James Cutrell, Naim Maalouf, Pablo Tebas, Roger Bedimo
BACKGROUND: Despite compelling evidence for activity against HIV-1 in vitro, a virologic effect of statins has not been shown in clinical studies. Given their short plasma half-lives, such an effect may be transient and only apparent during ongoing exposure. METHODS: We studied all HIV infected US-Veterans who started HAART 1995-2011, had a documented HIV viral load (VL) >1000 copies/mL, reached an undetectable VL on HAART, and had ≥1 follow-up VL within 13 months...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241493/neuronal-stress-and-injury-caused-by-hiv-1-cart-and-drug-abuse-converging-contributions-to-hand
#11
REVIEW
Ana B Sanchez, Marcus Kaul
Multiple mechanisms appear to contribute to neuronal stress and injury underlying HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), which occur despite the successful introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). Evidence is accumulating that components of cART can itself be neurotoxic upon long-term exposure. In addition, abuse of psychostimulants, such as methamphetamine (METH), seems to compromise antiretroviral therapy and aggravate HAND. However, the combined effect of virus and recreational and therapeutic drugs on the brain is still incompletely understood...
February 23, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239657/tissue-resident-macrophages-can-contain-replication-competent-virus-in-antiretroviral-naive-siv-infected-asian-macaques
#12
Sarah R DiNapoli, Alexandra M Ortiz, Fan Wu, Kenta Matsuda, Homer L Twigg, Vanessa M Hirsch, Kenneth Knox, Jason M Brenchley
SIV DNA can be detected in lymphoid tissue-resident macrophages of chronically SIV-infected Asian macaques. These macrophages also contain evidence of recently phagocytosed SIV-infected CD4(+) T cells. Here, we examine whether these macrophages contain replication-competent virus, whether viral DNA can be detected in tissue-resident macrophages from antiretroviral (ARV) therapy-treated animals and humans, and how the viral sequences amplified from macrophages and contemporaneous CD4(+) T cells compare. In ARV-naive animals, we find that lymphoid tissue-resident macrophages contain replication-competent virus if they also contain viral DNA in ARV-naive Asian macaques...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235766/sigma1-targeting-to-suppress-aberrant-androgen-receptor-signaling-in-prostate-cancer
#13
Jeffrey D Thomas, Charles G Longen, Halley M Oyer, Nan Chen, Christina M Maher, Joseph M Salvino, Blase Kania, Kelsey N Anderson, William F Ostrander, Karen E Knudsen, Felix J Kim
Suppression of androgen receptor (AR) activity in prostate cancer by androgen depletion or direct AR antagonist treatment, although initially effective, leads to incurable castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) via compensatory mechanisms including resurgence of AR and AR splice variant (ARV) signaling. Emerging evidence suggests that Sigma1 (also known as sigma-1 receptor) is a unique chaperone or scaffolding protein that contributes to cellular protein homeostasis. We reported previously that some Sigma1-selective small molecules can be used to pharmacologically modulate protein homeostasis pathways...
February 24, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227707/estimation-of-muscle-fatigue-by-ratio-of-mean-frequency-to-average-rectified-value-from-surface-electromyography
#14
Jeffry Bonar Fernando, Mototaka Yoshioka, Jun Ozawa, Jeffry Bonar Fernando, Mototaka Yoshioka, Jun Ozawa, Mototaka Yoshioka, Jeffry Bonar Fernando, Jun Ozawa
A new method to estimate muscle fatigue quantitatively from surface electromyography (EMG) is proposed. The ratio of mean frequency (MNF) to average rectified value (ARV) is used as the index of muscle fatigue, and muscle fatigue is detected when MNF/ARV falls below a pre-determined or pre-calculated baseline. MNF/ARV gives larger distinction between fatigued muscle and non-fatigued muscle. Experiment results show the effectiveness of our method in estimating muscle fatigue more correctly compared to conventional methods...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213740/predictors-of-institutionalization-among-home-dwelling-older-finnish-people-a-22-year-follow-up-study
#15
Marika Salminen, Jenni Vire, Laura Viikari, Tero Vahlberg, Hannu Isoaho, Aapo Lehtonen, Matti Viitanen, Seija Arve, Sini Eloranta
BACKGROUND: Identification of predictive factors on institutionalization provides the basis for the development and application of preadmission assessment. There is a lack of evidence for predictors of institutionalization for older people. AIMS: To examine the effect of predictive factors on institutionalization in home-dwelling 70-year-old people. METHODS: The data were collected in 1991 by the clinical examinations, a postal questionnaire, and an interview from the residents of Turku, Finland, born in 1920 (n = 1032)...
February 17, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203531/an-fmri-study-of-implicit-language-learning-in-developmental-language-impairment
#16
Elena Plante, Dianne Patterson, Michelle Sandoval, Christopher J Vance, Arve E Asbjørnsen
Individuals with developmental language impairment can show deficits into adulthood. This suggests that neural networks related to their language do not normalize with time. We examined the ability of 16 adults with and without impaired language to learn individual words in an unfamiliar language. Adults with impaired language were able to segment individual words from running speech, but needed more time to do so than their normal-language peers. ICA analysis of fMRI data indicated that adults with language impairment activate a neural network that is comparable to that of adults with normal language...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203217/a-comparison-of-players-and-coaches-perceptions-of-the-coach-created-motivational-climate-within-youth-soccer-teams
#17
Nina Elise Møllerløkken, Håvard Lorås, Arve Vorland Pedersen
The coach-created motivational climate within youth sports teams has been shown to be of great importance for the quality of youths' sports experiences as well as their motivation for continuing or discontinuing sport participation. While the player's perspective on motivational climates has been studied extensively, the coach's perspective has received considerably less attention. Thus, little is known about the concordance of perceptions of the motivational climate between coaches and their players, or the lack thereof...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198557/hiv-1-coreceptor-usage-in-perinatally-infected-thai-children
#18
Tanawan Samleerat, Sayamon Hongjaisee, Pattareeya Phiayura, Wasna Sirirungsi
HIV-1 coreceptor usage in children who were born to HIV-1 infected mothers in Thailand is not well characterized. Here, the prevalence of coreceptor usage and genotype among HIV-1 infected children in Thailand were observed. Proviral DNA from 284 HIV-1 infected children who received HIV-1 early infant diagnosis between 2007 and 2013 under the National AIDS Program were studied. Genotypic tropism testing was performed based on amplification of the V3 region in a triplicate nested-PCR following by DNA sequencing...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197845/correlation-of-adherence-by-pill-count-self-report-mems-and-plasma-drug-levels-to-treatment-response-among-women-receiving-arv-therapy-for-pmtct-in-kenya
#19
Victor Mudhune, Roman Gvetadze, Sonali Girde, Richard Ndivo, Frank Angira, Clement Zeh, Timothy Thomas, Shirley Lee Lecher
Success of antiretroviral therapy depends on adherence to effective treatment. We evaluated four adherence methods and their correlation with immunological and virologic response among women receiving PMTCT. Univariable and multivariable analyses were used to assess how adherence by pill count (n = 463), self-report (n = 463), MEMS (n = 129) and plasma drug level (n = 89) was associated with viral load suppression within a 6 months period. Longitudinal analysis was performed to determine the correlation of CD4 cell count with each measure of adherence...
February 14, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193650/interaction-of-rifampicin-and-darunavir-ritonavir-or-darunavir-cobicistat-in-vitro
#20
Owain Roberts, Saye Khoo, Andrew Owen, Marco Siccardi
Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with tuberculosis (TB) is challenging due to drug-drug interactions (DDIs) between antiretrovirals (ARVs) and anti-TB drugs. The aim of this study was to quantify the effects of cobicistat (COBI), or ritonavir (RTV), in modulating DDIs between darunavir (DRV) and rifampicin (RIF) in a human hepatocyte-based in vitro model. Human primary hepatocyte cultures were incubated with RIF alone, or in combination with either COBI or RTV for three days, followed by co-incubation with DRV for one hour...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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