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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806349/dual-phase-99mtc-mibi-imaging-and-the-expressions-of-p-gp-gst-%C3%AF-and-mrp1-in-hyperparathyroidism
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Jianjun Xue, Yan Liu, Danrong Yang, Yan Yu, Qianqian Geng, Ting Ji, Lulu Yang, Qi Wang, Yuanbo Wang, Xueni Lu, Aimin Yang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to further elucidate the mechanisms of dual-phase technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (Tc-MIBI) parathyroid imaging by exploring the association between early uptake results (EUR), delayed uptake results (DUR), and the retention index (RI) in dual-phase Tc-MIBI parathyroid imaging and P glycoprotein (P-gp), multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1), and glutathione S-transferase-π (GST-π) expression in hyperparathyroidism (HPT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Preoperative dual-phase (early and delayed) Tc-MIBI imaging was performed on 74 patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for HPT...
August 11, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805932/muscle-thickness-correlates-to-muscle-cross-sectional-area-in-the-assessment-of-strength-training-induced-hypertrophy
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Martino V Franchi, Stefano Longo, Joanne Mallinson, Jonathan I Quinlan, Tariq Taylor, Paul L Greenhaff, Marco V Narici
AIM: Muscle thickness (MT) measured by ultrasound has been used to estimate cross-sectional area (measured by CT and MRI) at a single time-point. We tested whether MT could be used as a valid marker of MRI determined muscle anatomical cross-sectional area (ACSA) and volume changes following resistance training (RT). METHODS: Nine healthy, young, male volunteers (24±2 y.o., BMI 24.1±2.8 kg/m(2) ) had vastus lateralis (VL) muscle volume (VOL) and ACSA mid (at 50% of femur length, FL) assessed by MRI, and VL MT measured by ultrasound at 50% FL...
August 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805915/selection-on-resilience-improves-disease-resistance-and-tolerance-to-infections
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H A Mulder, H Rashidi
Response to infection in animals has 2 main mechanisms: resistance (ability to control pathogen burden) and tolerance (ability to maintain performance given the pathogen burden). Selection on disease resistance and tolerance to infections seems a promising avenue to increase productivity of animals in the presence of disease infections, but it is hampered by a lack of records of pathogen burden of infected animals. Selection on resilience (ability to maintain performance regardless of pathogen burden) may, therefore, be an alternative pragmatic approach, because it does not need records of pathogen burden...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805272/clinical-phenotype-of-south-east-asian-temporomandibular-disorder-patients-with-upper-airway-resistance-syndrome
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David K L Tay, Kenny P Pang
OBJECTIVE: To document the clinical phenotype of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients with concomitant upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) in a South East Asian population. STUDY DESIGN: A multi-center prospective series of 86 TMD patients (26 men and 60 women / mean age 35.7 years) with UARS. All had excessive daytime sleepiness, high arousal index and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)<5 RESULTS: The mean body mass index was 20.1, mean arousal index 16.2, mean respiratory disturbance index 19...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805266/hypothermic-pulsatile-preservation-of-kidneys-from-uncontrolled-deceased-donors-after-cardiac-arrest
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Xavier Matillon, Fabrice Danjou, Palmina Petruzzo, Olivier Thaunat, Thomas Rimmele, Claire Delsuc, Alexandre Faure, Maud Rabeyrin, Vannary Meas Yedid, William Hanf, Emmanuel Morelon, Lionel Badet, Ricardo Codas
Kidneys from uncontrolled donors after cardiac arrest (uDCD) suffer from a period of warm ischemia between cardiac arrest and cold flushing. Aim of the study was to evaluate renal outcomes of uDCD kidneys selected on the basis of renal Resistance Index (RI) and its influence on graft function and survival. The study included 44 kidneys procured from 26 uDCD starting 1.1.2006 until 31.12.2013. The donors (Maastricht category II) underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation by assisted ventilation and chest compression; the organs were preserved with "in situ" cold perfusion or a normothermic regional perfusion...
August 14, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804611/antimalarial-evaluation-of-selected-medicinal-plant-extracts-used-in-iranian-traditional-medicine
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Mohammad Hossein Feiz Haddad, Hamidreza Mahbodfar, Zahra Zamani, Ali Ramazani
OBJECTIVES: In an attempt to discover new natural active extracts against malaria parasites, the present study evaluated the antiplasmodial properties of selected plants based on Iranian traditional medicine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten plant species found in Iran were selected and collected based on the available literature about the Iranian traditional medicine. The methanolic extracts of these plants were investigated for in vitro antimalarial properties against chloroquine-sensitive (3D7) and multi-drug resistant (K1) strains of Plasmodium falciparum...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804533/in-vivo-radioprotective-activity-of-cell-permeable-bifunctional-antioxidant-enzyme-gst-tat-sod-against-whole-body-ionizing-irradiation-in-mice
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Jianru Pan, Huocong He, Ying Su, Guangjin Zheng, Junxin Wu, Shutao Liu, Pingfan Rao
GST-TAT-SOD was the fusion of superoxide dismutase (SOD), cell-permeable peptide TAT, and glutathione-S-transferase (GST). It was proved to be a potential selective radioprotector in vitro in our previous work. This study evaluated the in vivo radioprotective activity of GST-TAT-SOD against whole-body irradiation. We demonstrated that intraperitoneal injection of 0.5 ml GST-TAT-SOD (2 kU/ml) 2 h before the 6 Gy whole-body irradiation in mice almost completely prevented the splenic damage. It could significantly enhance the splenic antioxidant activity which kept the number of splenic white pulp and consequently resisted the shrinkage of the spleen...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803687/predictors-of-asymptomatic-radiation-induced-abdominal-atherosclerosis
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L Cella, R Liuzzi, P Romanelli, M Conson, V D'Avino, M Ottaviano, V Damiano, G Palmieri, R Pacelli, M Mancini
AIMS: To identify predictors of asymptomatic radiation-induced abdominal atherosclerosis in patients treated with radiotherapy and evaluated by abdominal vascular ultrasonography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two testicular classic seminoma patients (median age 34 years, range 16-56) undergoing radical inguinal orchiectomy were analysed. Twenty-six patients underwent post-surgery radiotherapy (median total dose 25 Gy, range 25-43), two of them also received chemotherapy (CHT) and 16 patients were treated with surgery alone or by surgery followed by CHT (control group)...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802846/effect-of-domestic-cooking-on-the-starch-digestibility-predicted-glycemic-indices-polyphenol-contents-and-alpha-amylase-inhibitory-properties-of-beans-phaseolis-vulgaris-and-breadfruit-treculia-africana
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E Chinedum, S Sanni, N Theressa, A Ebere
The effect of processing on starch digestibility, predicted glycemic indices (pGI), polyphenol contents and alpha amylase inhibitory properties of beans (Phaseolis vulgaris) and breadfruit (Treculia africana) was studied. Total starch ranged from 4.3 to 68.3g/100g, digestible starch ranged from 4.3 to 59.2 to 65.7g/100g for the raw and processed legumes; Resistance starch was not detected in most of the legumes except in fried breadfruit and the starches in both the raw and processed breadfruit were more rapidly digested than those from raw and cooked beans...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802700/salivary-extracellular-rna-biomarkers-for-insulin-resistance-detection-in-hispanics
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Yong Zhang, Jie Sun, Feng Li, Tristan R Grogan, Jose L Vergara, QingXian Luan, Moon-Soo Park, David Chia, David Elashoff, Kaumudi J Joshipura, David T W Wong
AIMS: Insulin resistance (IR) detection is challenging and no test is currently used in clinical practice. We developed salivary biomarkers that could be used for IR detection. METHODS: We collected saliva from 186 healthy and 276 pre-diabetic participants, divided them into high and low IR groups based on a HOMA cutoff of 2.5. We profiled extracellular transcriptome by microarray in saliva supernatant from 23 high IR and 15 low IR participants, and pre-validated the top ten extracellular mRNA (exRNA) markers in a new cohort of 40 high and 40 low IR participants...
July 19, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802074/altered-amino-acid-concentrations-in-nafld-impact-of-obesity-and-insulin-resistance
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Melania Gaggini, Fabrizia Carli, Chiara Rosso, Emma Buzzigoli, Milena Marietti, Veronica Della Latta, Demetrio Ciociaro, Maria Lorena Abate, Roberto Gambino, Maurizio Cassader, Elisabetta Bugianesi, Amalia Gastaldelli
Plasma concentrations of amino acids (AA), in particular branched chain (BCAA), are often found increased in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, if this is due to increased muscular protein catabolism, obesity and/or increased insulin resistance (IR) or impaired tissue metabolism is not known. Thus, we evaluated a) if subjects with NAFLD non-obese (NAFLD-NO), compared to obese (NAFLD-Ob) display altered plasma AA compared to controls (CT); b) if AA concentrations are associated to IR and liver histology...
August 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801428/relationship-between-estimated-cardiovascular-disease-risk-and-insulin-resistance-in-a-black-african-population-living-with-hiv-a-cross-sectional-study-from-cameroon
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Steve Raoul Noumegni, Jean Joel Bigna, Vicky Jocelyne Ama Moor Epse Nkegoum, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Felix K Assah, Ahmadou Musa Jingi, Magellan Guewo-Fokeng, Steve Leumi, Jean-Claude Katte, Mesmin Y Dehayem, Liliane Mfeukeu Kuate, Andre Pascal Kengne, Eugene Sobngwi
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and metabolic diseases are growing concerns among patients with HIV infection as a consequence of the improving survival of this population. We aimed to assess the relationship between CVD risk and insulin resistance in a group of black African individuals with HIV infection. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved patients with HIV infection aged 30-74 years and followed up at the Yaoundé Central Hospital, Cameroon...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801297/-effect-of-metformin-on-insulin-resistance-during-catch-up-growth-in-mice-with-fetal-growth-restriction
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Ping Peng, Chun-Ling Ma, Shu-Mei Wan, Wen-Sheng Jin, Yan Gao, Tian-Qing Huang, Qi Cheng, Chang-Lan Ye
OBJECTIVE: To study the efficacy of metformin intervention on insulin resistance during catch-up growth in mice with fetal growth restriction (FGR). METHODS: Mouse models of FGR were established by low protein diet feeding of the pregnant mice. Both the newborn female mice with FGR and normal control (NC) mice were randomized for feeding with a standard diet (SF) or a high-fat diet (HF) after weaning and treatment with gavage of either metformin or normal saline...
August 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801090/leptin-concentrations-and-scd-1-indices-in-classical-homocystinuria-evidence-for-the-role-of-sulfur-amino-acids-in-the-regulation-of-lipid-metabolism
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Soraia Poloni, Poli Mara Spritzer, Roberta H Mendes, Vânia D'almeida, Kamila Castro, Fernanda Sperb-Ludwig, Johanna Kugele, Sara Tucci, Henk J Blom, Ida V D Schwartz
BACKGROUND: We describe body composition, lipid metabolism and Stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD-1) indices in patients with classical homocystinuria (HCU). METHODS: Eleven treated HCU patients and 16 healthy controls were included. Body composition and bone mineral density were assessed by dual X-ray absorptiometry. Sulfur-containing amino acids (SAA) and their derivatives (total homocysteine, cysteine, methionine, S-adenosylmethionine, S-adenosylhomocysteine, and glutathione), lipids (free fatty acids, acylcarnitines, triglycerides and lipoproteins), glucose, insulin, leptin, adiponectin, and isoprostanes were measured in plasma...
August 8, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800040/effect-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-hypertensive-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-high-urinary-metanephrines
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Luisa Gilardini, Carolina Lombardi, Gabriella Redaelli, Paola Mattaliano, Paolo Fanari, Mauro Cornacchia, Massimo Scacchi, Stefania Mai, Patrizia Ferronato, Gianfranco Parati, Cecilia Invitti
OBJECTIVE: Some cases of pseudopheochromocytoma have been described among hypertensive patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This study examined whether a pathological rise of urinary metanephrines is a common feature in hypertensive OSA patients and, in such a case, whether the ventilation treatment during sleep (continuous or biphasic positive airway pressure) may normalize high metanephrines levels. METHODS: Patients with endocrine diseases, drug abuse, therapy with TCA and cardiovascular events in the previous 6 months were excluded...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799655/communicating-earthquake-preparedness-the-influence-of-induced-mood-perceived-risk-and-gain-or-loss-frames-on-homeowners-attitudes-toward-general-precautionary-measures-for-earthquakes
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Michèle Marti, Michael Stauffacher, Jörg Matthes, Stefan Wiemer
Despite global efforts to reduce seismic risk, actual preparedness levels remain universally low. Although earthquake-resistant building design is the most efficient way to decrease potential losses, its application is not a legal requirement across all earthquake-prone countries and even if, often not strictly enforced. Risk communication encouraging homeowners to take precautionary measures is therefore an important means to enhance a country's earthquake resilience. Our study illustrates that specific interactions of mood, perceived risk, and frame type significantly affect homeowners' attitudes toward general precautionary measures for earthquakes...
August 11, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799536/estrogen-receptor-esr1-mutation-in-bone-metastases-from-breast-cancer
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Stephan Bartels, Matthias Christgen, Angelina Luft, Sascha Persing, Kai Jödecke, Ulrich Lehmann, Hans Kreipe
Activating mutations of estrogen receptor α gene (ESR1) in breast cancer can cause endocrine resistance of metastatic tumor cells. The skeleton belongs to the metastatic sides frequently affected by breast cancer. The prevalence of ESR1 mutation in bone metastasis and the corresponding phenotype are not known. In this study bone metastases from breast cancer (n=231) were analyzed for ESR1 mutation. In 27 patients (12%) (median age 73 years, range: 55-82 years) activating mutations of ESR1 were detected. The most frequent mutation was p...
August 11, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799218/synergy-and-mechanism-of-action-of-%C3%AE-mangostin-and-ceftazidime-against-ceftazidime-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
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T Pimchan, D Maensiri, G Eumkeb
To address the resistance of Acinetobacter baumannii to β-lactam antibiotics, combination therapy between different antibiotic classes is increasingly used. The antibacterial activity of α-mangostin (AMT) alone or in combination with ceftazidime (CTZ) was investigated against ceftazidime-resistant A. baumannii DMST 45378 (CRAB). Initial screening showed that A. baumannii strains possessed AmpC β-lactamase (AmpC), Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) and metallo-β-lactamases (MBL). Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of >800 μg ml(-1) against individual antibiotics...
August 11, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798981/the-oligosaccharyl-transferase-subunit-stt3-mediates-fungal-development-and-is-required-for-virulence-in-verticillium-dahliae
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Xiaofeng Su, Latifur Rehman, Huiming Guo, Xiaokang Li, Hongmei Cheng
Verticillium dahliae is the most overwhelming plant pathogen, causing Verticillium wilt in a number of economic crops. The molecular mechanism is still unclear and identification of the genes involved in the pathogenicity or virulence of this fungus would benefit to uncover such mechanism. STT3 is a catalytic subunit of the multi-subunit oligosaccharyl transferase (OST) and plays an essential role in glycoprotein modification. Here, we characterized STT3 gene (VDAG_03232.1) of V. dahliae to explore its regulatory role in the development and virulence by deletion and complementation of this gene, as well as its silence in transgenic plants...
August 10, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797637/temporal-changes-in-innate-immunity-parameters-epinecidin-gene-expression-and-mortality-in-orange-spotted-grouper-epinephelus-coioides-experimentally-infected-with-a-fish-pathogen-vibrio-harveyi-jml1
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Edgar C Amar, Joseph P Faisan, Mary Jane S Apines-Amar, Rolando V Pakingking
Changes in innate immunity parameters and epinecidin mRNA transcript levels were examined to characterize the non-specific immune response of E. coioides to pathogenic V. harveyi JML1 isolated from affected cage-cultured fish. After fish had been injected with bacteria at a dose causing 30% mortality, blood and tissue samples were collected at 0, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120, and 240 h post-infection (hpi) for assessment of indices such as the oxidative burst (OB) and phagocytic index (PI) of head kidney cells, and lysozyme activity (LYS) and total immunoglobulin (Total Ig) levels of the plasma...
August 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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