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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449094/hepatic-tm6sf2-overexpression-affects-cellular-apob-trafficking-plasma-lipid-levels-hepatic-steatosis-and-atherosclerosis
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Nicole Ehrhardt, Michael E Doche, Shuang Chen, Hui Z Mao, Meghan T Walsh, Candy Bedoya, Maha Guindi, Weidong Xiong, Joseph Ignatius Irudayam, Jahangir Iqbal, Sebastien Fuchs, Samuel W French, M Mahmood Hussain, Moshe Arditi, Vaithilingaraja Arumugaswami, Miklós Péterfy
The human TM6SF2 gene has been implicated in plasma lipoprotein metabolism, alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and myocardial infarction in multiple genome-wide association studies. To investigate the role of Tm6sf2 in metabolic homeostasis, we generated mice with elevated expression using adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated gene delivery. Hepatic overexpression of mouse Tm6sf2 resulted in phenotypes previously observed in Tm6sf2-deficient mice including reduced plasma lipid levels, diminished hepatic TG secretion and increased hepatosteatosis...
April 25, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446564/lung-lymphoid-neogenesis-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-model-of-adaptive-responses%C3%A2-to%C3%A2-bacteria
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EDITORIAL
Sophie T Gohy, Maha Z Ladjemi, Charles Pilette
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445304/toll-like-receptors-2-and-9-tlr2-and-tlr9-gene-polymorphism-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-diabetic-foot
#3
Mohamed-Naguib Abdalla Wifi, Maha Assem, Rasha Hamed Elsherif, Hameda Abdel-Fattah El-Azab, Aasem Saif
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are innate immune receptors that mediate the inflammatory response in diabetes mellitus (DM). The aim of this study is to evaluate the association of TLR2 and TLR9 gene polymorphism in patients with type 2 DM (T2DM) and diabetic foot (DF).The study included 90 subjects divided into group I (30 patients with T2DM and DF), group II (30 patients with T2DM and no evidence of DF), and group III (normal control subjects). TLR2 (1350 T/C, rs3804100) and TLR9 (1237 T/C, rs5743836) genotyping was performed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) technique for all subjects...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444360/role-of-early-onset-neutropenia-in-development-of-candidemia-in-premature-infants
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Nermin Ramy, Mohamed Hashim, Heba Abou Hussein, Happy Sawires, Maha Gaafar, Ayat El Maghraby
Background: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of early-onset neutropenia (EON) on the development of candidemia in premature infants and evaluate other risk factors. Materials and Methods: This prospective study was carried out in a neonatal intensive care unit of Cairo University Hospital. Fifty neutropenic premature infants were matched to 50 non-neutropenics. Subjects were then regrouped into candidemics and non-candidemics to study other risk factors such as central venous catheters, mechanical ventilation, parenteral nutrition, drugs as corticosteroids and others...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443584/is-the-diagnosis-of-celiac-disease-possible-without-intestinal-biopsy
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Maha Shomaf, Mohammad Rashid, Dana Faydi, Ahmad Halawa
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease, is defined as a state of immune mediated hyper responsiveness to dietary gluten as wheat, barley, or rye in genetically predisposed individuals, resulting in tissue damage. It affects approximately 1% of populations worldwide. The diagnosis is done by microscopic examination of small intestinal biopsy, although serologic testing for antibodies against tissue transglutaminase (tTG) and deamidated gliadin peptide can be of great advantage. It has been suggested that duodenal biopsy can be avoided in patients with high levels of tTG antibody since a relationship was found to be present between tTG antibody titers and celiac disease...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443142/effects-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-on-hypercoagulability-in-prostate-cancer-patients-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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Harmanpreet Kaur, D Robert Siemens, Angela Black, Sylvia Robb, Spencer Barr, Charles H Graham, Maha Othman
INTRODUCTION: Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) is the mainstay of systemic therapy for advanced prostate cancer (PCa), but has significant adverse effects, including increasing concern for cardiovascular (CV) and thromboembolic (TE) complications. This study carefully investigates any relationship between ADT use and hypercoagulability as a possible mechanism of these adverse effects. METHODS: We performed a prospective, longitudinal study in a cohort of patients with advanced PCa initiating ADT (n=18)...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440429/cathepsin%C3%A2-b-expression-in-colorectal-cancer-in-a-middle-east-population-potential-value-as-a-tumor-biomarker-for-late-disease-stages
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Maha-Hamadien Abdulla, Mansoor-Ali Valli-Mohammed, Khayal Al-Khayal, Abdulmalik Al Shkieh, Ahmad Zubaidi, Rehan Ahmad, Khalid Al-Saleh, Omar Al-Obeed, James McKerrow
Cathepsin B (CTSB), is a cysteine protease belonging to the cathepsin (Clan CA) family. The diagnostic and prognostic significance of increased CTSB in the serum of cancer patients have been evaluated for some tumor types. CTSB serum and protein levels have also been reported previously in colorectal cancer (CRC) with contradictory results. The aim of the present study was to investigate CTSB expression in CRC patients and the association of CTSB expression with various tumor stages in a Middle East population...
April 18, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439725/nutritional-status-of-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients-influencing-risk-factors-and-impact-on-survival
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Amro Mohamed Sedky El-Ghammaz, Rima Ben Matoug, Maha Elzimaity, Nevine Mostafa
PURPOSE: Patients subjected to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are at increased nutritional risk which in turn may alter their outcome. For providing good nutritional care for patients, it is important to analyze risk factors influencing nutritional status during and after HSCT. METHODS: Fifty patients undergoing allogeneic HSCT were subjected to nutritional status assessment by using the patient-generated subjective global assessment (PG-SGA) at initial admission, day 30 and day 180...
April 24, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439485/treatment-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-the-era-of-eculizumab
#9
Rawaa Ebrahem, Salam Kadhem, Quoc Truong
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is the triad of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA), thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury (AKI); the main cause of multi-organ failure is related to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Atypical HUS (aHUS) is a disease of uncontrolled complement activation associated with a high mortality rate and most cases progress to end-stage renal disease. About 50% of patients with this syndrome carry mutations in genes that encode complement proteins. Also, aHUS constitutes an over-activation of the complement pathway which is either inherited, acquired, or both...
March 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438521/modified-dot-elisa-for-diagnosis-of-human-trichinellosis
#10
Eman E Taher, Eman M H Méabed, Dina M H El Akkad, Nancy O Kamel, Maha A Sabry
This study aimed to modify Dot-Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (dot-ELISA) for the diagnosis of human trichinellosis and to compare its performance with indirect ELISA and Western-blot assay (EITB). A total of 175 human serum samples were enrolled in the study. Indirect ELISA was used for the primary diagnosis. EITB versus fractionated 1st larval stage excretory-secretory antigens (TL-1 ESA) revealed three specific protein fractions at MW of 45, 50, and 55 kDa (kDa). Dot-ELISA was performed in two ways. In the first one, sera were dotted on the separated three specific protein fractions, while in the second one the three fractions were eluted, concentrated at one pooled antigen that used in classic dot-ELISA...
April 21, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435399/serum-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-a-suspected-biomarker-of-breast-cancer
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Maha E Houssen, Hayam F Ghazy, Kamel Farag, Mona Abo Bakr El-Hussiny, Mohamed A El Ghaffar, Sahar Alsayed Mohamed Alsayed, Omar Farouk
AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess serum levels of ANP in breast cancer female patients and its relationship to metastasis and some clinical parameters among those patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred breast cancer patients with and without metastasis along with 20 healthy closely matched controls, were enrolled in the present cross sectional study. Background: To assess the serum levels of atrial natriuretic peptide in breast cancer Serum levels of ANP were assessed using ELISA...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431992/genomic-answers-for-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion-in-saudi-arabia-an-array-comparative-genomic-hybridization-approach
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Sajjad Karim, Hasan Salleh Jamal, Abdullraheem Rouzi, Mohammed Salleh M Ardawi, Hans-Juergen Schulten, Zeenat Mirza, Nuha A Alansari, Maha M Al-Quaiti, Heba Abusamra, Muhammad Imran Naseer, Rola Turki, Adeel Gulzar Chaudhary, Mamdooh Gari, Adel Mohammed Abuzenadah, Mohammed Hussain Al-Qhatani
To study the genomics/genetic factors associated with recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA), as ∼50% of RSA are unexplained. However, chromosome abnormalities have been reported to play major role in RSA. We performed whole genome array-CGH based genomic analysis of forty four Saudi RSA patients to identify potential molecular and chromosomal abnormalities. We identified a total of 845 alterations, usually not detected by classic cytogenetic methods, in different genomic regions using a cut off value of -0...
April 18, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431481/arab-dentists-refusal-to-treat-hiv-positive-patients-a-survey-of-recently-graduated-dentists-from-three-arab-dental-schools
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Arheiam Arheiam, Maha El Tantawi, Asim Al-Ansari, Mohamed Ingafou, Asma El-Howiti, Kamis Gaballah, Wafaa AbdelAziz
OBJECTIVE: To assess intended refusal of recent graduates from three Arab dental schools to treat HIV + patients and factors associated with this intention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2015, convenience samples of recent dental graduates were included from Libya, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Participants responded to a questionnaire assessing personal background, knowledge of oral manifestations and fluids transmitting HIV, perceived adequacy of training and self-efficacy to manage blood exposures, attitude to risk of infection, moral beliefs and willingness to treat HIV + patients...
April 21, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431090/current-status-of-the-blue-butterfly-in-fukushima-research
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Joji M Otaki, Wataru Taira
Adverse biological impacts of the Fukushima nuclear accident have been revealed using the pale grass blue butterfly, Zizeeria maha, since 2012, which were often considered incompatible with the conventional understanding of radiation biology. This discrepancy likely originates from different system conditions and methodologies. In this article, we first respond to comments from the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) regarding our study; "technical errors" in unit usage and mathematical models noted by UNSCEAR are not errors but reflect our research philosophy not to introduce theoretical assumptions associated with unit conversion and mathematical fit...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430398/impact-of-acid-reducing-agents-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-palbociclib-a-weak-base-with-ph-dependent-solubility-with-different-food-intake-conditions
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Wan Sun, Karen J Klamerus, Lisa M Yuhas, Sylvester Pawlak, Anna Plotka, Melissa O'Gorman, Leonid Kirkovsky, Maha Kosa, Diane Wang
Palbociclib free base capsule is a weak base drug with highly pH-dependent solubility. In vitro and in vivo studies evaluated the impact of acid-reducing agents on exposure of palbociclib and determined whether the impact, if any, can be mitigated by food. A drug-drug interaction study (study 1) was conducted first under fasted conditions and showed that coadministration of multiple doses of the proton-pump inhibitor rabeprazole substantially reduced palbociclib mean area under the concentration-time curve from time 0 to infinity and maximum observed plasma concentration by 62% and 80%, respectively...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430371/evaluation-of-circulating-zonulin-as-a-potential-marker-in-the-pathogenesis-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#16
Olfat M Hendy, Maha M Elsabaawy, Mona M Aref, Fatma M Khalaf, Abdel Moaty A Oda, Helmy M El Shazly
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of liver disorders ranging from simple hepatic steatosis up to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) evolving to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Liver biopsy is still the gold standard modality for diagnosing and staging NAFLD. The linkage between intestinal microbiota and NAFLD, might suggest a potential role of serum zonulin in NAFLD diagnosis. To appraise the role of circulating zonulin in NAFLD pathogenesis, 56 subjects with proved NAFLD by ultrasonography and liver biopsy, as well as 20 healthy controls were tested...
April 21, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430292/failure-of-the-vascular-hypothesis-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-cerebrospinal-venous-insufficiency
#17
Maha M A Zakaria, Shahira Y Mikhael, Azza K Abu Hussein, Rania A Salah El-Din, Hany W Abd El-Malak, Iman H Hewedi, Hany S Nadim
<i>Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is a series of stenotic malformations in the cerebrospinal venous outflow routes, which is postulated to cause multiple sclerosis (MS). The hypotheses assumed that CCSVI leads to iron deposition which triggers inflammation and demyelination in MS. Invasive endovascular treatment of CCSVI was initiated based on the previous theory. The present study was designed to validate this hypothesis using a rat model of CCSVI. Bilateral jugular vein ligation (JVL) was performed on female albino rats (n = 15), and sham-operated rats (n = 15) were used as a control group...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429797/sirtuins-in-the-phylum-basidiomycota-a-role-in-virulence-in-cryptococcus-neoformans
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Samantha D M Arras, Jessica L Chitty, Maha S I Wizrah, Paige E Erpf, Benjamin L Schulz, Milos Tanurdzic, James A Fraser
Virulence of Cryptococcus neoformans is regulated by a range of transcription factors, and is also influenced by the acquisition of adaptive mutations during infection. Beyond the temporal regulation of virulence factor production by transcription factors and these permanent microevolutionary changes, heritable epigenetic modifications such as histone deacetylation may also play a role during infection. Here we describe the first comprehensive analysis of the sirtuin class of NAD+ dependent histone deacetylases in the phylum Basidiomycota, identifying five sirtuins encoded in the C...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428954/uncovering-the-roles-of-septins-in-cilia
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REVIEW
Oliva Palander, Maha El-Zeiry, William S Trimble
Septins are a family of GTP-binding proteins that associate with cellular membranes and the cytoskeleton. Their ability to polymerize into filamentous structures permits them to serve as diffusion barriers for membrane proteins and as multi-molecular scaffolds that recruit components of signaling pathways. At the cellular level, septins contribute to the regulation of numerous processes, including cytokinesis, cell polarity, cell migration, and many others. In this review, we discuss emerging evidence for roles of mammalian septins in the biogenesis and function of flagella and cilia, and how this may impact human diseases such as ciliopathies...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421983/comparative-study-between-multivariate-and-univariate-analysis-of-two-antidiabetic-combinations
#20
Maha F Abdel-Ghany, Omar Abdel-Aziz, Miriam F Ayad, Mariam M Tadros
New multivariate and univariate methods were developed for the analysis of two novel gliptin combinations by manipulating the zero-order and ratio spectra of empagliflozin and linagliptin in combination, with application on Glyxambi(®) tablets, and of alogliptin and pioglitazone in combination, with application on Oseni(®) tablets. Linearity ranges for chemometric approaches using principal component regression and partial least-squares were found to be 2–10, 2.5–12.5, 5–15, and 5–25 μg/mL for empagliflozin, linagliptin, alogliptin, and pioglitazone, respectively, whereas the respective linearity ranges for the spectrophotometric approaches were found to be 5–15, 2–12, 5–15, and 5–15 μg/mL...
April 18, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
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