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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626763/implant-stability-in-the-posterior-maxilla-a-controlled-clinical-trial
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Raquel Zita Gomes, Mario Ramalho de Vasconcelos, Isabel Maria Lopes Guerra, Rute Alexandra Borges de Almeida, Antonio Cabral de Campos Felino
AIM: To evaluate the primary and secondary stability of implants in the posterior maxilla. METHODS: Patients were allocated into three groups: (A) native bone, (B) partially regenerated bone, and (C) nearly totally regenerated bone. Insertion torque (IT) and implant stability quotient (ISQ) were measured at placement, to evaluate whether satisfactory high primary stability (IT ≥ 45 N/cm; ISQ ≥ 60) was achieved; ISQ was measured 15, 30, 45, and 60 days after placement, to investigate the evolution to secondary stability...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615130/different-breeds-different-blood-cytometric-analysis-of-whole-blood-cellular-composition-in-chicken-breeds
#2
Barbora Bílková, Zuzana Bainová, Jozef Janda, Lukáš Zita, Michal Vinkler
While haematological variation is well known in birds, variation in avian breeds (distinct morphotypes of the same species) remains unexplored. Poultry breeds, in particular, may show interesting evolutionary patterns and economically-relevant physiological differences. We performed a comparative examination of blood cellular composition in five chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) breeds: Araucana, Booted bantam, Czech, Minorca and Rosecomb bantam. In standard-environment-reared hens whole-blood flow cytometry revealed remarkable differences in most erythrocyte- and leukocyte-related parameters...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605645/novel-in-vivo-experimental-viability-assays-with-high-sensitivity-and-throughput-capacity-using-a-bdelloid-rotifer
#3
Zita Olah, Ashley I Bush, David Aleksza, Bence Galik, Eszter Ivitz, Lilla Macsai, Zoltan Janka, Zoltan Karman, Janos Kalman, Zsolt Datki
Rotifers have been used in biological research as well-characterized models of aging. Their multi-organ characters and their sensitivity for chemicals and environmental changes make them useful as in vivo toxicological and lifespan models. Our aim was to create a bdelloid rotifer model to use in high-throughput viability and non-invasive assays. In order to identify our species Philodina acuticornis odiosa (PA), 18S rDNA-based phylogenetic analysis was carried out and their species-specific morphological markers identified...
June 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582796/relative-molar-response-of-lipophilic-marine-algal-toxins-in-liquid-chromatography-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#4
Zita Zendong, Manoella Sibat, Christine Herrenknecht, Philipp Hess, Pearse McCarron
RATIONALE: Accurate quantitative analysis of lipophilic toxins by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) requires calibration solution reference materials (RMs) for individual toxin analogs. Untargeted analysis is aimed at identifying a vast number of compounds and thus validation of fully quantitative untargeted methods is not feasible. However, a semi-quantitative approach allowing for profiling is still required and will be strengthened by knowledge of the relative molar response (RMR) of analogs in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) with electrospray ionization (ESI)...
June 5, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576826/archaeal-fibrillarin-nop5-heterodimer-2-o-methylates-rna-independently-of-the-c-d-guide-rnp-particle
#5
Miglė Tomkuvienė, Janina Ličytė, Ingrida Olendraitė, Zita Liutkevičiūtė, Béatrice Clouet-d'Orval, Saulius Klimašauskas
Archaeal fibrillarin (aFib) is a well-characterized S-Adenosyl methionine (SAM)-dependent RNA 2'-O-methyltransferase that is known to act in a large C/D ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex together with Nop5 and L7Ae proteins and a box C/D guide RNA. In the reaction, the guide RNA is critical to direct the methylation reaction to a specific site in tRNA or rRNA by sequence complementarity. Here we show that Pyrococcus abyssi aFib-Nop5 heterodimer can alone perform a SAM-dependent 2'-O-methylation of 16S and 23S ribosomal RNAs in vitro independently of L7Ae and C/D guide RNAs...
June 2, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567124/monitoring-the-level-of-14-c-labelled-selegiline-following-oral-administration
#6
Huba Kalász, Kornélia Tekes, Erzsébet B Faigl, Zita Pöstényi, Eszter Berekméri, Gellért Karvaly, Ernest Adeghate
BACKGROUND: Selegiline [(-)-deprenyl] is widely used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease in humans. OBJECTIVE: Time-dependence of tissue distribution of selegiline following per os administration to rats. METHOD: Oral administration of radiolabeled selegiline to rats resulted in a pattern of tissue distribution similar to that following intraperitoneal injection. Analyses were done using both reversed-phase HPLC and also by counting radioactivity in various body compartments of rats...
2017: Open Medicinal Chemistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562340/cell-type-dependent-hif1-%C3%AE-mediated-effects-of-hypoxia-on-proliferation-migration-and-metastatic-potential-of-human-tumor-cells
#7
Enikő Tátrai, Alexandra Bartal, Alexandra Gacs, Sándor Paku, István Kenessey, Tamás Garay, Balázs Hegedűs, Eszter Molnár, Mihály T Cserepes, Zita Hegedűs, Nóra Kucsma, Gergely Szakács, József Tóvári
Tumor hypoxia promotes neoangiogenesis and contributes to the radio- and chemotherapy resistant and aggressive phenotype of cancer cells. However, the migratory response of tumor cells and the role of small GTPases regulating the organization of cytoskeleton under hypoxic conditions have yet to be established. Accordingly, we measured the proliferation, migration, RhoA activation, the mRNA and protein levels of hypoxia inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1α) and three small G-proteins, Rac1, cdc42 and RhoA in a panel of five human tumor cell lines under normoxic and hypoxic conditions...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558161/-printability-of-candidate-biomaterials-for-extrusion-based-3d-printing-state-of-the-art
#8
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Stuart Kyle, Zita M Jessop, Ayesha Al-Sabah, Iain S Whitaker
Regenerative medicine has been highlighted as one of the UK's 8 'Great Technologies' with the potential to revolutionize patient care in the 21st Century. Over the last decade, the concept of '3D bioprinting' has emerged, which allows the precise deposition of cell laden bioinks with the aim of engineering complex, functional tissues. For 3D printing to be used clinically, there is the need to produce advanced functional biomaterials, a new generation of bioinks with suitable cell culture and high shape/print fidelity, to match or exceed the physical, chemical and biological properties of human tissue...
May 30, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551726/embryo-density-may-affect-embryo-quality-during-in-vitro-culture-in-a-microwell-group-culture-dish
#9
Adam Lehner, Zita Kaszas, Akos Murber, Janos Rigo, Janos Urbancsek, Peter Fancsovits
PURPOSE: Culturing embryos in groups is a common practice in mammalian embryology. Since the introduction of different microwell dishes, it is possible to identify oocytes or embryos individually. As embryo density (embryo-to-volume ratio) may affect the development and viability of the embryos, the purpose of this study was to assess the effect of different embryo densities on embryo quality. METHODS: Data of 1337 embryos from 228 in vitro fertilization treatment cycles were retrospectively analyzed...
May 27, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493648/detection-of-localized-hepatocellular-amino-acid-kinetics-by-using-mass-spectrometry-imaging-of-stable-isotopes
#10
Martijn Arts, Zita Soons, Shane R Ellis, Keely A Pierzchalski, Benjamin Balluff, Gert B Eijkel, Ludwig J Dubois, Natasja G Lieuwes, Stijn M Agten, Tilman M Hackeng, Luc J C van Loon, Ron M A Heeren, Steven W M Olde Damink
Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) simultaneously detects and identifies the spatial distribution of numerous molecules throughout tissues. Currently, MSI is limited to providing a static and ex vivo snapshot of highly dynamic systems in which molecules are constantly synthesized and consumed. Herein, we demonstrate an innovative MSI methodology to study dynamic molecular changes of amino acids within biological tissues by measuring the dilution and conversion of stable isotopes in a mouse model. We evaluate the method specifically on hepatocellular metabolism of the essential amino acid l-phenylalanine, associated with liver diseases...
June 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493149/fitting-growth-curve-models-in-the-bayesian-framework
#11
Zita Oravecz, Chelsea Muth
Growth curve modeling is a popular methodological tool due to its flexibility in simultaneously analyzing both within-person effects (e.g., assessing change over time for one person) and between-person effects (e.g., comparing differences in the change trajectories across people). This paper is a practical exposure to fitting growth curve models in the hierarchical Bayesian framework. First the mathematical formulation of growth curve models is provided. Then we give step-by-step guidelines on how to fit these models in the hierarchical Bayesian framework with corresponding computer scripts (JAGS and R)...
May 10, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485441/fibre-fortification-of-wheat-bread-impact-on-mineral-composition-and-bioaccessibility
#12
Zita E Martins, Edgar Pinto, Agostinho A Almeida, Olívia Pinho, Isabel M P L V O Ferreira
In this work, wheat bread was fortified with fibre enriched extracts recovered from agroindustry by-products, namely, elderberry skin, pulp and seeds (EE); orange peel (OE); pomegranate peel and interior membranes (PE); and spent yeast (YE). The impact of this fortification on the total and bioaccessible mineral composition of wheat breads, estimated mineral daily intake, and the relationship between bioaccessibility and dietary fibre was evaluated. Fortification with OE, EE, and PE improved the content of essential minerals in bread when compared to control bread...
May 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484838/projecting-the-impact-of-climate-change-on-phenology-of-winter-wheat-in-northern-lithuania
#13
Romualdas Juknys, Rimantas Velička, Arvydas Kanapickas, Zita Kriaučiūnienė, Laura Masilionytė, Ilona Vagusevičienė, Rita Pupalienė, Martynas Klepeckas, Gintarė Sujetovienė
Climate warming and a shift in the timing of phenological phases, which lead to changes in the duration of the vegetation period may have an essential impact on the productivity of winter crops. The main purpose of this study is to examine climate change-related long-term (1961-2015) changes in the duration of both initial (pre-winter) and main (post-winter) winter wheat vegetation seasons and to present the projection of future phenological changes until the end of this century. Delay and shortening of pre-winter vegetation period, as well as the advancement and slight extension of the post-winter vegetation period, resulted in the reduction of whole winter wheat vegetation period by more than 1 week over the investigated 55 years...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472076/plasminogen-activator-activity-in-tears-of-pregnant-women
#14
Adrienne Csutak, Zita Steiber, József Tőzsér, Attila Jakab, András Berta, David M Silver
PURPOSE: Plasminogen activator activity (PAA) in tears of pregnant women was investigated at various gestation times to assess the availability of plasminogen activator for aiding potential corneal wound healing processes during pregnancy. METHODS: PAA was measured by a spectrophotometric method. The analysis used 91 tear samples from pregnant and non-pregnant women, supplemented with 10 additional tear PAA measurements from non-pregnant women obtained in a previous study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442988/adiponectin-receptors-are-less-sensitive-to-stress-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#15
Zoltán P Várhelyi, János Kálmán, Zita Oláh, Eszter V Ivitz, Eszter K Fodor, Miklós Sántha, Zsolt L Datki, Magdolna Pákáski
Background: Adiponectin and leptin are implicated in the initiation and pathomechanism of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The serum concentrations of these adipokines has been extensively studied in AD, however little is known about their receptors in this disease. Objective: We developed a novel approach to examine whether the receptors of adiponectin (AdipoR1 and -R2) and/or leptin (LepR) can contribute to AD pathomechanism. To achieve this, we investigated the effect of both genetic and environmental factors associated with AD on the expression of these receptors...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441450/commensal-bacteria-and-essential-amino-acids-control-food-choice-behavior-and-reproduction
#16
Ricardo Leitão-Gonçalves, Zita Carvalho-Santos, Ana Patrícia Francisco, Gabriela Tondolo Fioreze, Margarida Anjos, Célia Baltazar, Ana Paula Elias, Pavel M Itskov, Matthew D W Piper, Carlos Ribeiro
Choosing the right nutrients to consume is essential to health and wellbeing across species. However, the factors that influence these decisions are poorly understood. This is particularly true for dietary proteins, which are important determinants of lifespan and reproduction. We show that in Drosophila melanogaster, essential amino acids (eAAs) and the concerted action of the commensal bacteria Acetobacter pomorum and Lactobacilli are critical modulators of food choice. Using a chemically defined diet, we show that the absence of any single eAA from the diet is sufficient to elicit specific appetites for amino acid (AA)-rich food...
April 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438873/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-improves-the-effectiveness-of-transcutaneous-carbon-dioxide-treatment
#17
Balazs Nemeth, Istvan Kiss, Timea Jencsik, Ivan Peter, Zita Kreska, Tamas Koszegi, Attila Miseta, Peter Kustan, Imre Boncz, Andrea Laczo, Zeno Ajtay
AIM: To study the effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) therapy on the nitric oxide (NO) pathway by monitoring plasma asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) concentrations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-seven hypertensive patients who underwent transcutaneous CO2 therapy were enrolled. Thirty healthy individuals were recruited for the control group. Blood samples were taken one hour before, as well as one hour, 24 hours and 3 weeks after the first CO2 treatment. Controls did not undergo CO2 treatment...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432650/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-a-2-year-rituximab-maintenance-therapy-in-patients-with-advanced-follicular-lymphoma-after-induction-of-response-with-rituximab-containing-first-line-regimens-husom-study
#18
Tamás Schneider, András Rosta, Hajna Losonczy, Gáspár Radványi, György Ujj, Miklós Egyed, Árpád Illés, János Jakucs, László Szerafin, Zoltán Gasztonyi, Tamás Masszi, János Iványi, Judit Demeter, Péter Dombi, Antal Tóth, Zita Borbényi
Follicular lymphoma is a lymphoid malignancy commonly showing slow progression which makes the treatment of the disease challenging. Rituximab monotherapy and rituximab added to standard chemotherapy has been proven to increase survival among patients with advanced stage of the disease. However, the benefit of a rituximab maintenance therapy after induction was still unclear at the time of the initiation of this study. HUSOM was a phase III open-label, single-arm, multi-centre study aimed to assess the efficacy and the safety of the 12 cycles of rituximab (375 mg/m(2) every 8 weeks) maintenance therapy in patients had already presented partial or complete response to R-CVP or R-CHOP...
April 21, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409497/identification-of-myoelectric-signals-of-pregnant-rat-uterus-new-method-to-detect-myometrial-contraction
#19
Kálmán F Szűcs, György Grosz, Miklós Süle, Anikó Nagy, Zita Tiszai, Reza Samavati, Róbert Gáspár
AIM: To develop an electromyography method for pregnant rat uterus in vivo and to separate myometrial signals from the gastrointestinal tract signals. METHODS: Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats (n=8) were anaesthetized and their stomach, small intestine, and large intestine were removed from the abdomen. A pair of thread electrodes was inserted into the uterus, while a pair of disk electrodes was placed subcutaneously above the myometrium. Additionally, a strain gauge sensor was fixed on the surface of the myometrium and cecum for the parallel detection of mechanical contractions in rats (n=18) with intact gastrointestinal tract...
April 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405292/effects-of-genetically-modified-maize-events-expressing-cry34ab1-cry35ab1-cry1f-and-cp4-epsps-proteins-on-arthropod-complex-food-webs
#20
Zoltán Pálinkás, József Kiss, Mihály Zalai, Ágnes Szénási, Zita Dorner, Samuel North, Guy Woodward, Adalbert Balog
Four genetically modified (GM) maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids (coleopteran resistant, coleopteran and lepidopteran resistant, lepidopteran resistant and herbicide tolerant, coleopteran and herbicide tolerant) and its non-GM control maize stands were tested to compare the functional diversity of arthropods and to determine whether genetic modifications alter the structure of arthropods food webs. A total number of 399,239 arthropod individuals were used for analyses. The trophic groups' number and the links between them indicated that neither the higher magnitude of Bt toxins (included resistance against insect, and against both insects and glyphosate) nor the extra glyphosate treatment changed the structure of food webs...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
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