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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651168/the-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-lycopene-in-mice-lungs-exposed-to-cigarette-smoke
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Keila Karine Duarte Campos, Glaucy Rodrigues Araújo, Thais Lourenço Martins, Ana Carla Balthar Bandeira, Guilherme de Paula Costa, André Talvani, Camila Carrião Machado Garcia, Laser Antônio Machado Oliveira, Daniela Caldeira Costa, Frank Silva Bezerra
Lycopene is a carotenoid with known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. We aimed to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo effects of lycopene on reducing the redox imbalance and inflammation induced by cigarette smoke (CS). For the in vitro study, J774A.1 (macrophages) cells were incubated in the presence of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 4.0, 8.0, 10.0 and 25 μM of lycopene for 3, 6 and 24 h or in the presence of 0.1%, 0.25%, 0.5%, 0.625%, 1.25%, 2.25%, 5% and 10% cigarette smoke extract (CSE) for 3, 6 and 24 h to assess cell viability and measurement of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650996/whole-transcriptomic-and-proteomic-analyses-of-an-isogenic-m-tuberculosis-clinical-strain-with-a-naturally-occurring-15-kb-genomic-deletion
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Carla Duncan, Frances B Jamieson, JoLynn Troudt, Linda Izzo, Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann, Angelo Izzo, Carolina Mehaffy
Tuberculosis remains one of the most difficult to control infectious diseases in the world. Many different factors contribute to the complexity of this disease. These include the ability of the host to control the infection which may directly relate to nutritional status, presence of co-morbidities and genetic predisposition. Pathogen factors, in particular the ability of different Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains to respond to the harsh environment of the host granuloma, which includes low oxygen and nutrient availability and the presence of damaging radical oxygen and nitrogen species, also play an important role in the success of different strains to cause disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650917/long-term-changes-in-left-ventricular-mass-echocardiographic-findings-from-a-general-population
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Cesare Cuspidi, Fosca Quarti, Raffaella Dell'Oro, Rita Facchetti, Michele Bombelli, Carla Sala, Marijana Tadic, Guido Grassi, Giuseppe Mancia
AIM: We sought to assess the long-term changes in left ventricular (LV) mass in a population-based sample, focusing on new onset, persistence, regression and severity of LV hypertrophy (LVH), as well as on the demographic and clinical variables independently related to this dynamic process. METHODS: A total of 1113 participants with measurable echocardiographic parameters at baseline and after a 10-year follow-up were included in the analysis. Cut points for LVH were derived from current echocardiographic guidelines...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650518/a-simple-in-silico-strategy-identifies-candidate-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-liver-fibrosis-in-morbidly-obese-subjects
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Pablo J Giraudi, Sabrina E Gambaro, Sofia Ornelas Arroyo, Carla M Chackelevicius, Michela Giuricin, Marta Silvestri, Daniele Macor, Lory S Crocé, Deborah Bonazza, Giorgio Soardo, Nicolò de Manzini, Fabrizio Zanconati, Claudio Tiribelli, Silvia Palmisano, Natalia Rosso
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a chronic liver disorder, tightly associated with obesity. The histological spectrum of the disease ranges from simple steatosis to steatohepatitis, with different stages of fibrosis, and fibrosis stage is the most significant predictor of mortality in NAFLD. Liver biopsy continues to be the gold standard for its diagnosis and reliable non-invasive diagnostic tools are unavailable. We investigated the accuracy of candidate proteins, identified by an in silico approach, as biomarkers for diagnosis of fibrosis...
June 26, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650091/localized-micronutrient-patches-induce-lateral-root-foraging-and-chemotropism-in-nicotiana-attenuate
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Abigail P Ferrieri, Ricardo A R Machado, Carla C M Arce, Danny Kessler, Ian T Baldwin, Matthias Erb
Nutrients are distributed unevenly in the soil. Phenotypic plasticity in root growth and proliferation may enable plants to cope with this variation and effectively forage for essential nutrients. However, how micronutrients shape root architecture of plants in their natural environments is poorly understood. We employed a combination of field and laboratory-based assays to determine the capacity of Nicotiana attenuata to direct root growth towards localized nutrient patches in its native environment. Plants growing in nature displayed a particular root phenotype consisting of a single primary root and a few long, shallow lateral roots...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650084/detection-of-human-polyomaviruses-jc-and-bk-in-liver-pre-transplant-patients
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Marilia A Figueiredo, Maria Cristina Domingues Fink, Talita Castro, Paulo Henrique Braz-Silva, Jeanne Carla Steffens, Fernanda de Paula Eduardo, Marina Gallottini, Karem L Ortega
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify and quantify polyomaviruses (BKPyV and JCPyV) in the saliva, mouthwash, blood and urine of liver pre-transplant patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: A case-control study was performed using a convenience sample of 21 end-stage liver disease patients (EG = experimental group) and 20 normoreactive controls (CG = control group). In total, 162 samples were collected. Detection and quantification of polyomaviruses were performed by using real-time PCR method...
June 26, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649929/involvement-of-core-clock-genes-in-lithium-response
#7
Claudia Pisanu, Donatella Congiu, Carla Melis, Andrea Angius, Giovanni Severino, Raffaella Ardau, Caterina Chillotti, Maria Del Zompo, Alessio Squassina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649670/pretargeted-pet-imaging-of-trans-cyclooctene-modified-porous-silicon-nanoparticles
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Outi Keinänen, Ermei M Mäkilä, Rici Lindgren, Helena Virtanen, Heidi Liljenbäck, Vesa Oikonen, Mirkka Sarparanta, Carla Molthoff, Albert D Windhorst, Anne Roivainen, Jarno J Salonen, Anu J Airaksinen
Pretargeted positron emission tomography (PET) imaging based on bioorthogonal chemical reactions has proven its potential in immunoimaging. It may also have great potential in nanotheranostic applications. Here, we report the first successful pretargeted PET imaging of trans-cyclooctene-modified mesoporous silicon nanoparticles, using (18)F-labeled tetrazine as a tracer. The inverse electron-demand Diels-Alder cycloaddition (IEDDA) reaction was fast, resulting in high radioactivity accumulation in the expected organs within 10 min after the administration of the tracer...
January 31, 2017: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649351/new-insights-into-the-genetic-composition-and-phylogenetic-relationship-of-wolves-and-dogs-in-the-iberian-peninsula
#9
Ana Elisabete Pires, Isabel R Amorim, Carla Borges, Fernanda Simões, Tatiana Teixeira, Andreia Quaresma, Francisco Petrucci-Fonseca, José Matos
This study investigates the gene pool of Portuguese autochthonous dog breeds and their wild counterpart, the Iberian wolf subspecies (Canis lupus signatus), using standard molecular markers. A combination of paternal and maternal molecular markers was used to investigate the genetic composition, genetic differentiation and genetic relationship of native Portuguese dogs and the Iberian wolf. A total of 196 unrelated dogs, including breed and village dogs from Portugal, and other dogs from Spain and North Africa, and 56 Iberian wolves (wild and captive) were analyzed for nuclear markers, namely Y chromosome SNPs, Y chromosome STR loci, autosomal STR loci, and a mitochondrial fragment of the control region I...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649333/assessing-the-impact-of-revegetation-and-weed-control-on-urban-sensitive-bird-species
#10
Carla L Archibald, Matthew McKinney, Karen Mustin, Danielle F Shanahan, Hugh P Possingham
Nature in cities is concentrated in urban green spaces, which are key areas for urban biodiversity and also important areas to connect people with nature. To conserve urban biodiversity within these natural refugia, habitat restoration such as weed control and revegetation is often implemented. These actions are expected to benefit biodiversity, although species known to be affected by urbanization may not be interacting with restoration in the ways we anticipate. In this study, we use a case study to explore how urban restoration activities impact different bird species...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649245/camelid-single-domain-antibodies-as-an-alternative-to-overcome-challenges-related-to-the-prevention-detection-and-control-of-neglected-tropical-diseases
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Carla F C Fernandes, Soraya Dos S Pereira, Marcos B Luiz, Juliana P Zuliani, Gilvan P Furtado, Rodrigo G Stabeli
Due mainly to properties such as high affinity and antigen specificity, antibodies have become important tools for biomedical research, diagnosis, and treatment of several human diseases. When the objective is to administer them for therapy, strategies are used to reduce the heterologous protein immunogenicity and to improve pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics. Size minimization contributes to ameliorate these characteristics, while preserving the antigen-antibody interaction site. Since the discovery that camelids produce functional antibodies devoid of light chains, studies have proposed the use of single domains for biosensors, monitoring and treatment of tumors, therapies for inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases, drug delivery, or passive immunotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649227/fish-oil-supplementation-reduces-heart-levels-of-interleukin-6-in-rats-with-chronic-inflammation-due-to-epilepsy
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Mariana Bocca Nejm, André Abou Haidar, Aparecida Emiko Hirata, Lila Missae Oyama, Antonio-Carlos Guimarães de Almeida, Roberta Monterazzo Cysneiros, Esper Abrão Cavalheiro, Carla Alessandra Scorza, Fulvio Alexandre Scorza
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a major cause of premature death related to epilepsy. The causes of SUDEP remain unknown, but cardiac arrhythmias and asphyxia have been suggested as a major mechanism of this event. Inflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of both epilepsy and ventricular arrhythmia, with interleukin-6 (IL-6) being recognized as a crucial orchestrator of inflammatory states. Our group previously reported that levels of IL-6 were increased in the hearts of epileptic rats...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649202/neuronal-chemosensation-and-osmotic-stress-response-converge-in-the-regulation-of-aqp-8-in-c-elegans
#13
Carla Igual Gil, Mirko Jarius, Jens P von Kries, Anne-Katrin Rohlfing
Aquaporins occupy an essential role in sustaining the salt/water balance in various cells types and tissues. Here, we present new insights into aqp-8 expression and regulation in Caenorhabditis elegans. We show, that upon exposure to osmotic stress, aqp-8 exhibits a distinct expression pattern within the excretory cell compared to other C. elegans aquaporins expressed. This expression is correlated to the osmolarity of the surrounding medium and can be activated physiologically by osmotic stress or genetically in mutants with constitutively active osmotic stress response...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648845/substance-abuse-and-gender-differences-in-first-episode-psychosis-impact-on-hospital-readmissions
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Josep M Crosas, Jesus Cobo, Maribel Ahuir, Carla Hernández, Rebeca García, Esther Pousa, Joan-Carles Oliva, José-Antonio Monreal, Diego J Palao
INTRODUCTION: There have been controversial results in the study of gender differences in first episode psychosis (FEP). Substance abuse is the main existing comorbidity in FEP, and has been associated with worse prognosis and greater symptom severity. OBJECTIVES: To explore gender differences in FEP in relation to drug abuse, and their relationship with hospital readmissions. METHODOLOGY: Descriptive and prospective study (18 months). RESULTS: We included 141 patients (31...
June 22, 2017: Revista de Psiquiatrí́a y Salud Mental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648724/nitrogen-fixing-rhizobial-strains-isolated-from-desmodium-incanum-dc-in-argentina-phylogeny-biodiversity-and-symbiotic-ability
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María Antonieta Toniutti, Laura Viviana Fornasero, Francisco Javier Albicoro, María Carla Martini, Walter Draghi, Florencia Alvarez, Antonio Lagares, José Francisco Pensiero, María Florencia Del Papa
Desmodium spp. are leguminous plants belonging to the tribe Desmodieae of the subfamily Papilionoideae. They are widely distributed in temperated and subtropical regions and are used as forage plants, for biological control, and in traditional folk medicine. The genus includes pioneer species that resist the xerothermic environment and grow in arid, barren sites. Desmodium species that form nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with rhizobia play an important role in sustainable agriculture. In Argentina, 23 native species of this genus have been found, including Desmodium incanum...
June 7, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648215/erratum-to-renal-graft-survival-according-to-banff-2013-classification-in-indication-biopsies
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Carlos Arias-Cabrales, Dolores Redondo-Pachón, María José Pérez-Sáez, Javier Gimeno, Ignacio Sánchez-Güerri, Sheila Bermejo, Adriana Sierra, Carla Burballa, Marisa Mir, Marta Crespo, Julio Pascual
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647731/recovery-of-vocal-fold-epithelium-after-acute-phonotrauma
#17
Bernard Rousseau, Tsuyoshi Kojima, Carolyn K Novaleski, Emily E Kimball, Carla V Valenzuela, Masanobu Mizuta, James J Daniero, C Gaelyn Garrett, M Preeti Sivasankar
We investigated the timeline of tissue repair of vocal fold epithelium after acute vibration exposure using an in vivo rabbit model. Sixty-five New Zealand white breeder rabbits were randomized to 120 min of modal- or raised-intensity phonation. After the larynges were harvested at 0, 4, 8, and 24 h, and at 3 and 7 days, the vocal fold tissue was evaluated using electron microscopy and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. There was an immediate decrease in the microprojection depth and height following raised-intensity phonation, paired with upregulation of cyclooxygenase-2...
June 24, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647453/national-funding-for-mental-health-research-in-finland-france-spain-and-the-united-kingdom
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Jean-Baptiste Hazo, Coralie Gandré, Marion Leboyer, Carla Obradors-Tarragó, Stefano Belli, David McDaid, A-La Park, Maria Victoria Maliandi, Kristian Wahlbeck, Til Wykes, Jim van Os, Josep Maria Haro, Karine Chevreul
As part of the Roamer project, we aimed at revealing the share of health research budgets dedicated to mental health, as well as on the amounts allocated to such research for four European countries. Finland, France, Spain and the United Kingdom national public and non-profit funding allocated to mental health research in 2011 were investigated using, when possible, bottom-up approaches. Specifics of the data collection varied from country to country. The total amount of public and private not for profit mental health research funding for Finland, France, Spain and the UK was €10·2, €84·8, €16·8, and €127·6 million, respectively...
June 21, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645874/attenuated-il-2r-signaling-in-cd4-memory-t-cells-of-t1d-subjects-is-intrinsic-and-dependent-on-activation-state
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Katharine Schwedhelm, Jerill Thorpe, Sara A Murray, Marc Gavin, Cate Speake, Carla Greenbaum, Karen Cerosaletti, Jane Buckner, S Alice Long
The IL-2/IL-2R pathway is implicated in type 1 diabetes (T1D). While its role in regulatory T cell (Treg) biology is well characterized, mechanisms that influence IL-2 responses in effector T cells (Teff) are less well understood. We compared IL-2 responses in 95 healthy control and 98 T1D subjects. In T1D, low IL-2 responsiveness was most pronounced in memory Teff. Unlike Treg, CD25 expression did not influence the Teff responses. Reduced IL-2 responses in memory Teff were not rescued by resting, remained lower after activation and proliferation, and were absent in type 2 diabetes...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645653/catalase-overexpression-modulates-metabolic-parameters-in-a-new-stress-less-leptin-deficient-mouse-model
#20
Deborah L Amos, Tanner Robinson, Melissa B Massie, Carla Cook, Alexis Hoffsted, Courtney Crain, Nalini Santanam
Oxidative stress plays a key role in obesity by modifying the function of important biological molecules, thus altering obesogenic pathways such as glucose and lipid signaling. Catalase, is an important endogenous antioxidant enzyme that catabolizes hydrogen peroxide produced by the dismutation of superoxide. Recent studies have shown knockdown of catalase exacerbates insulin resistance and leads to obesity. We hypothesized that overexpressing catalase in an obese mouse will modulate obesogenic pathways and protect against obesity...
June 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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