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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161659/lipopolysaccharide-lps-mediated-priming-of-toll-like-receptor-4-enhances-oxidant-induced-prostaglandin-e2-biosynthesis-in-primary-murine-macrophages
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Yan Zhang, Orisa J Igwe
Agonists and pseudo-agonists for toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) are common in our environment. Thus, human exposure to these agents may result in "priming or sensitization" of TLR4. A body of evidence suggests that LPS-mediated sensitization of TLR4 can increase the magnitude of responses to exogenous agents in multiple tissues. We have previously shown that reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) stimulate TLR4. There is no evidence that LPS-primed TLR4 can influence the magnitude of responses to oxidants from either endogenous or exogenous sources...
November 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161529/developing-a-serious-videogame-for-preteens-to-motivate-hpv-vaccination-decision-making-land-of-secret-gardens
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Joan R Cates, Bernard F Fuemmeler, Sandra J Diehl, Laurie L Stockton, Jeannette Porter, Chioma Ihekweazu, Arshya S Gurbani, Tamera Coyne-Beasley
INTRODUCTION: Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) is routinely recommended for ages 11-12, yet in 2016 only 49.5% of women and 37.5% of men had completed the three-dose series in the United States. Offering information and cues to action through a serious videogame for preteens may foster HPV vaccination awareness, information seeking, and communication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An iterative process was used to develop an interactive videogame, Land of Secret Gardens...
November 21, 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161229/sex-and-dose-specific-effects-of-maternal-bisphenol-a-exposure-on-pancreatic-islets-of-first-and-second-generation-adult-mice-offspring
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Amita Bansal, Cetewayo Rashid, Frances Xin, Changhong Li, Erzsebet Polyak, Anna Duemler, Tom van der Meer, Martha Stefaniak, Sana Wajid, Nicolai Doliba, Marisa S Bartolomei, Rebecca A Simmons
BACKGROUND: Exposure to the environmental endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) is ubiquitous and associated with the increased risk of diabetes and obesity. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. We recently demonstrated that perinatal BPA exposure is associated with higher body fat, impaired glucose tolerance, and reduced insulin secretion in first- (F1) and second-generation (F2) C57BL/6J male mice offspring. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the multigenerational effects of maternal bisphenol A exposure on mouse pancreatic islets...
September 27, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161007/polymer-based-technologies-for-sensing-applications
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Wildemar Stefanio Pereira Carvalho, Menglian Wei, Nduka Ikpo, Yongfeng Gao, Michael J Serpe
Reports in the literature on the development of new chemical sensing technologies have been growing steadily in number for years. For example, a Web of Science topic search using the term "Chemical Sensing" revealed that over 8,000 papers were published in 2015-2017, with over 40,000 citations to those papers. In this review, we focus on highlighting recent examples of chemical sensing related to human health (e.g., disease diagnosis, health monitoring, and water/food safety), and for environmental monitoring...
November 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160552/cotton-rats-sigmodon-hispidus-possess-pharyngeal-pouch-remnants-originating-from-different-primordia
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Teppei Nakamura, Osamu Ichii, Takao Irie, Tatsuya Mizoguchi, Akio Shinohara, Hirokazu Kouguchi, Yuji Sunden, Saori Otsuka-Kanazawa, Yaser Hosny Ali Elewa, Chihiro Koshimoto, Ken-Ichi Nagasaki, Yasuhiro Kon
Pharyngeal pouches in mammals develop into specific derivatives. If the differentiation of the pharyngeal pouches is anomalous, their remnants can result in cysts, sinuses, and fistulae in the differentiated organs or around the neck. In the present study, we found several pharyngeal pouch remnants, such as cystic structures in thymus and parathyroid gland and fossulae extended from the piriform fossa, in the inbred cotton rats maintained at Hokkaido Institute of Public Health (HIS/Hiph) and University of Miyazaki (HIS/Mz)...
November 21, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160197/isolation-and-molecular-characterization-of-group-b-streptococcus-from-laboratory-long-evans-rats-rattus-norvegicus-with-and-without-invasive-group-b-streptococcal-disease
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Caroline Bodi Winn, Vasudevan Bakthavatchalu, Michael Y Esmail, Yan Feng, JoAnn Dzink-Fox, Lauren Richey, Scott E Perkins, Eric K Nordberg, James G Fox
PURPOSE: Group B Streptococcus (S. agalactiae, GBS) is a Gram-positive opportunistic pathogen that inhabits the respiratory, urogenital and gastrointestinal tracts of humans and animals. Maternal colonization of GBS is a risk factor for a spectrum of clinical diseases in humans and a principle cause of neonatal meningitis and septicaemia. METHODOLOGY: We describe polymicrobial sepsis including GBS in two gravid adult female Long-Evans rats experiencing acute mortality from a colony of long-term breeding pairs...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160161/serum-from-differently-exercised-subjects-induces-myogenic-differentiation-in-lhcn-m2-human-myoblasts
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D Vitucci, E Imperlini, R Arcone, A Alfieri, A Canciello, L Russomando, D Martone, A Cola, G Labruna, S Orrù, D Tafuri, A Mancini, P Buono
Myogenesis is the formation of muscle tissue from muscle precursor cells. Physical exercise induces satellite cell activation in muscle. Currently, C2C12 murine myoblast cells are used to study myogenic differentiation. Herein, we evaluated whether human LHCN-M2 myoblasts can differentiate into mature myotubes and express early (myotube formation, creatine kinase activity and myogenin) and late (MyHC-β) muscle-specific markers when cultured in differentiation medium (DM) for 2, 4 and 7 days. We demonstrate that treatment of LHCN-M2 cells with DM supplemented with 0...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160043/influence-of-probe-pressure-on-diffuse-reflectance-spectra-of-human-skin-measured-in-vivo
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Alexey P Popov, Alexander V Bykov, Igor V Meglinski
Mechanical pressure superficially applied on the human skin surface by a fiber-optic probe influences the spatial distribution of blood within the cutaneous tissues. Upon gradual load of weight on the probe, a stepwise increase in the skin reflectance spectra is observed. The decrease in the load follows the similar inverse staircase-like tendency. The observed stepwise reflectance spectra changes are due to, respectively, sequential extrusion of blood from the topical cutaneous vascular beds and their filling afterward...
November 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159826/pharmacological-and-molecular-approaches-for-the-treatment-of-%C3%AE-hemoglobin-disorders
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REVIEW
Neelam Lohani, Nupur Bhargava, Anjana Munshi, Sivaprakash Ramalingam
β-hemoglobin disorders, such as β-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia are among the most prevalent inherited genetic disorders worldwide. These disorders are caused by mutations in the gene encoding hemoglobin-β (HBB), a vital protein found in red blood cells (RBCs) that carries oxygen from lungs to all parts of the human body. As a consequence, there has been an enduring interest in this field in formulating therapeutic strategies for the treatment of these diseases. Currently, there is no cure available for hemoglobin disorders, although, some patients have been treated with bone marrow transplantation, whose scope is limited because of the difficulty in finding a histocompatible donor and also due to transplant-associated clinical complications that can arise during the treatment...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159663/infrapatellar-vs-suprapatellar-approach-to-obtain-an-optimal-insertion-angle-for-intramedullary-nailing-of-tibial-fractures
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Joerg Franke, Annika Homeier, Lars Metz, Thilo Wedel, Volker Alt, Sven Spät, Bernd Hohendorff, Reinhard Schnettler
BACKGROUND: During intramedullary nailing of tibial fractures, the insertion angle of the nail is of great importance. When the nail impacts the posterior cortex due to a large insertion angle with a dorsal target course, higher insertion forces are needed, and the danger of iatrogenic fractures increases. Accordingly, the insertion direction should be as parallel as possible to the longitudinal axis of the tibia. We aimed to confirm the hypothesis that intramedullary nailing of tibial fractures can be performed with smaller insertion angles via a suprapatellar approach rather than infrapatellar approach...
November 20, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159536/physics-of-epi-thermal-boron-neutron-capture-therapy-epi-thermal-bnct
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REVIEW
Ryoichi Seki, Yushi Wakisaka, Nami Morimoto, Masaaki Takashina, Masahiko Koizumi, Hiroshi Toki, Mitsuhiro Fukuda
The physics of epi-thermal neutrons in the human body is discussed in the effort to clarify the nature of the unique radiologic properties of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). This discussion leads to the computational method of Monte Carlo simulation in BNCT. The method is discussed through two examples based on model phantoms. The physics is kept at an introductory level in the discussion in this tutorial review.
November 20, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159533/reduced-bone-mineral-density-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-individuals-a-meta-analysis-of-its-prevalence-and-risk-factors
#12
S S L Goh, P S M Lai, A T B Tan, S Ponnampalavanar
A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals. The prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in HIV-infected and antiretroviral therapy (ART)-treated individuals was significantly higher than respective controls. Evidence regarding bone loss within first year of HIV infection or ART initiation was preliminary. PURPOSE: The aim of the study is to systematically review published literature on the prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis and its associated risk factors in HIV-infected individuals...
November 20, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159506/a-longitudinal-study-of-dna-methylation-as-a-potential-mediator-of-age-related-diabetes-risk
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Crystal D Grant, Nadereh Jafari, Lifang Hou, Yun Li, James D Stewart, Guosheng Zhang, Archana Lamichhane, JoAnn E Manson, Andrea A Baccarelli, Eric A Whitsel, Karen N Conneely
DNA methylation (DNAm) has been found to show robust and widespread age-related changes across the genome. DNAm profiles from whole blood can be used to predict human aging rates with great accuracy. We sought to test whether DNAm-based predictions of age are related to phenotypes associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D), with the goal of identifying risk factors potentially mediated by DNAm. Our participants were 43 women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative. We obtained methylation data via the Illumina 450K Methylation array on whole blood samples from participants at three timepoints, covering on average 16 years per participant...
November 20, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159396/association-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-lower-brain-volume-in-healthy-middle-aged-adults-in-the-framingham-study
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Galit Weinstein, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Sarah R Preis, Alexa S Beiser, Charles DeCarli, Elizabeth K Speliotes, Claudia L Satizabal, Ramachandran S Vasan, Sudha Seshadri
Importance: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition that is most often asymptomatic. It is associated with metabolic syndrome, incident diabetes, carotid atherosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction, conditions that in turn are strongly linked with brain damage and cognitive impairment. However, it is not known whether NAFLD is associated with structural brain measures in humans. Objective: To assess the association between prevalent NAFLD and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures...
November 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159291/continuum-reconfigurable-parallel-robots-for-surgery-shape-sensing-and-state-estimation-with-uncertainty
#15
Patrick L Anderson, Arthur W Mahoney, Robert J Webster
This paper examines shape sensing for a new class of surgical robot that consists of parallel flexible structures that can be reconfigured inside the human body. Known as CRISP robots, these devices provide access to the human body through needle-sized entry points, yet can be configured into truss-like structures capable of dexterous movement and large force application. They can also be reconfigured as needed during a surgical procedure. Since CRISP robots are elastic, they will deform when subjected to external forces or other perturbations...
July 2017: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159263/influence-of-age-and-body-condition-on-astrovirus-infection-of-bats-in-singapore-an-evolutionary-and-epidemiological-analysis
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Ian H Mendenhall, Maggie M Skiles, Erica Sena Neves, Sophie A Borthwick, Dolyce H W Low, Benjamin Liang, Benjamin P Y-H Lee, Yvonne C F Su, Gavin J D Smith
Bats are unique mammals that are reservoirs of high levels of virus diversity. Although several of these viruses are zoonotic, the majority are not. Astroviruses, transmitted fecal-orally, are commonly detected in a wide diversity of bat species, are prevalent at high rates and are not thought to directly infect humans. These features make astroviruses useful in examining virus evolutionary history, epidemiology in the host, and temporal shedding trends. Our study screened for the presence of astroviruses in bats in Singapore, reconstructed the phylogenetic relations of the polymerase genes and tested for population characteristics associated with infection...
December 2017: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159236/data-of-drowning-related-deaths-with-reference-to-entomological-evidence-from-haryana
#17
Jyoti Dalal, Sapna Sharma, Kapil Verma, S K Dhattarwal, Tapeshwar Bhardwaj
Most often the newspapers and bulletin come out with voluminous cases of deaths due to drowning. At the same time an ample section of such cases encompass entomological evidences, that can be scrutinized as a very useful parameter in estimating post mortem interval (PMI). This research database is an outcome of a 2 years reflective study, based on an assessment of records related to human deaths due to drowning. The drowned bodies from various districts of Haryana are sent to PGIMS (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences), Rohtak...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159146/lactobacillus-plantarum-induces-apoptosis-in-oral-cancer-kb-cells-through-upregulation-of-pten-and-downregulation-of-mapk-signalling-pathways
#18
Abbas Asoudeh-Fard, Abolfazl Barzegari, Alireza Dehnad, Sepideh Bastani, Asal Golchin, Yadollah Omidi
Introduction: The oral tumor is the sixth most prevalent type of cancer worldwide and the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality. Although chemotherapy and immunotherapy are the main strategies for the treatment of oral cancer, an emergence of inevitable resistance to these treatment modalities is the major drawback that causes recurrence of the disease. Nowadays, probiotics have been suggested as adjunctive and complementary treatment modalities for improving the impacts of chemotherapy and immunotherapy agents...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158946/introduction-to-the-movement-system-as-the-foundation-for-physical-therapist-practice-education-and-research
#19
Lisa Saladin, Michael Voight
In 2013, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) adopted an inspiring new vision, "Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience." This new vision for our profession calls us to action as physical therapists to transform society by using our skills, knowledge, and expertise related to the movement system in order to optimize movement, promote health and wellness, mitigate the progression of impairments, and prevent the development of (additional) disability. The guiding principle of the new vision is "identity," which can be summarized as "The physical therapy profession will define and promote the movement system as the foundation for optimizing movement to improve the health of society...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158832/clinical-translation-and-first-in-human-use-of-44-sc-sc-psma-617-for-pet-imaging-of-metastasized-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer
#20
Elisabeth Eppard, Ana de la Fuente, Martina Benešová, Ambreen Khawar, Ralph A Bundschuh, Florian C Gärtner, Barbara Kreppel, Klaus Kopka, Markus Essler, Frank Rösch
BACKGROUND: Various trivalent radiometals are well suited for labeling of DOTA-conjugated variants of Glu-ureido-based prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) inhibitors. The DOTA-conjugate PSMA-617 has proven high potential in PSMA radioligand therapy (PSMA-RLT) of prostate cancer as well as PET imaging when labeled with lutetium-177 and gallium-68 respectively. Considering the relatively short physical half-life of gallium-68 this positron emitter precludes prolonged acquisition periods, as required for pre-therapeutic dosimetry or intraoperative applications...
2017: Theranostics
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