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Kadri Cemil Akyuz, Ibrahim Yıldirim, Celal Gungor
Understanding the safety climate level is essential to implement a proactive safety program. The objective of this study is to explore the possibility of having a safety climate scale for the Turkish furniture manufacturing industry since there has not been any scale available. The questionnaire recruited 783 subjects. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) tested a pre-existed safety scale's fit to the industry. The CFA indicated that the structures of the model present a non-satisfactory fit with the data (χ 2 = 2,033...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
Rasha Eletreby, Mohamed Said, Zeinab Abdellatif, Yasmin Saad, Magdy ElSerafy, Hosam Dabes, Kadry ElSaeed, Yehia El-Shazly, Wahid Doss
BACKGROUND: HCV is associated with several extra hepatic diseases including thyroid dysfunction. This study aims at evaluating prevalence of thyroid dysfunction and its possible predictors in a large cohort of HCV GT4-infected patients, and the role of thyroid dysfunction as a predictor of response in the setting of direct acting antivirals (DAAs). METHODS: Patients registered on the web-based registry system to receive therapy for chronic HCV in Beheira governorate viral hepatitis specialized treatment center affiliated to the National committee for control of viral hepatitis (NCCVH), Ministry of health, Egypt in the period from January 2015 to October 2016...
February 14, 2018: Hepatology International
Mohieddine Benammar, Abderrazak Abdaoui, Sabbir H M Ahmad, Farid Touati, Abdullah Kadri
The impact of air quality on health and on life comfort is well established. In many societies, vulnerable elderly and young populations spend most of their time indoors. Therefore, indoor air quality monitoring (IAQM) is of great importance to human health. Engineers and researchers are increasingly focusing their efforts on the design of real-time IAQM systems using wireless sensor networks. This paper presents an end-to-end IAQM system enabling measurement of CO₂, CO, SO₂, NO₂, O₃, Cl₂, ambient temperature, and relative humidity...
February 14, 2018: Sensors
Mari Pent, Markus Hiltunen, Kadri Põldmaa, Brendan Furneaux, Falk Hildebrand, Hanna Johannesson, Martin Ryberg, Mohammad Bahram
Despite increasing knowledge on host-associated microbiomes, little is known about mechanisms underlying fungus-microbiome interactions. This study aimed to examine the relative importance of host genetic, geographic and environmental distance in structuring fungus-associated microbiomes. We analyzed the taxonomic composition and function of microbiomes inhabiting fungal fruiting-bodies in relation to host genetic variation, soil pH and geographic distance between samples. For this, we sequenced the metagenomes of 40 fruiting-bodies collected from six fairy rings (i...
February 14, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
Henel Sein, Kristina Reinmets, Kadri Peil, Kersti Kristjuhan, Signe Värv, Arnold Kristjuhan
Rpb9 is a non-essential subunit of RNA polymerase II that is involved in DNA transcription and repair. In budding yeast, deletion of RPB9 causes several phenotypes such as slow growth and temperature sensitivity. We found that simultaneous mutation of multiple N-terminal lysines within histone H3 was lethal in rpb9Δ cells. Our results indicate that hypoacetylation of H3 leads to inefficient repair of DNA double-strand breaks, while activation of the DNA damage checkpoint regulators γH2A and Rad53 is suppressed in Rpb9-deficient cells...
February 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
J Martin Collinson, Nils O Lindström, Carlos Neves, Karen Wallace, Caroline Meharg, Rebecca H Charles, Zoe K Ross, Amy M Fraser, Ivan Mbogo, Kadri Oras, Masaru Nakamoto, Simon Barker, Suzanne Duce, Zosia Miedzybrodzka, Neil Vargesson
Genetic factors underlying the human limb abnormality congenital talipes equinovarus ('clubfoot') remain incompletely understood. The spontaneous autosomal recessive mouse 'peroneal muscular atrophy' mutant (PMA) is a faithful morphological model of human clubfoot. In PMA mice, the dorsal (peroneal) branches of the sciatic nerves are absent. In this study, the primary developmental defect was identified as a reduced growth of sciatic nerve lateral motor column (LMC) neurons leading to failure to project to dorsal (peroneal) lower limb muscle blocks...
February 8, 2018: Development
Putu Virgina Partha Devanthi, Hani El Kadri, Allen Bowden, Fotios Spyropoulos, Konstantinos Gkatzionis
Antagonism in mixed culture fermentation can result in undesirable metabolic activity and negatively affect the fermentation process. Water-oil-water (W1/O/W2) double emulsions (DE) could be utilized in fermentation for segregating multiple species and controlling their release and activity. Zygosaccharomyces rouxii and Tetragenococcus halophilus, two predominant microbial species in soy sauce fermentation, were incorporated in the internal W1 and external W2 phase of a W1/O/W2, respectively. The suitability of DE for controlling T...
March 2018: Food Research International
Mai O Kadry, Rehab Abdel Megeed
Cadmium chloride (CdCl2) is a ubiquitous environmental toxicant that causes a variety of disturbances in biological systems, including brain dysfunction and testicular tissue degeneration. On the other hand, it is supposed that beneficial properties of probiotic bacteria (Lactobacillus and Acidobacillus) are related to their capacity to adhere or bind different targets, thus leading to improved intestinal microbial balance and other benefits to the host. Bearing aforementioned in mind, the present study was undertaken to investigate the protective effect of probiotic supplementation against cadmium chloride-induced brain and testis toxicity in mice model...
February 9, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
Ashraf A Kadry, Amira M El-Ganiny, Rasha A Mosbah, Susan G W Kaminskyj
Systemic human fungal infections are increasingly common. Aspergillus species cause most of the airborne fungal infections. Life-threatening invasive aspergillosis was formerly found only in immune-suppressed patients, but recently some strains of A. fumigatus have become primary pathogens. Many fungal cell wall components are absent from mammalian systems, so they are potential drug targets. Cell-wall-targeting drugs such as echinocandins are used clinically, although echinocandin-resistant strains were discovered shortly after their introduction...
October 9, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Tayssir Kadri, Tarek Rouissi, Sara Magdouli, Satinder Kaur Brar, Krishnamoorthy Hegde, Zied Khiari, Rimeh Daghrir, Jean-Marc Lauzon
This study investigates the production of alkane hydroxylase, lipase and esterase by the marine hydrocarbon degrading bacteria Alcanivorax borkumensis. The focus of this study is the remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons, hexane, hexadecane and motor oil as model substrates. A. borkumensis showed an incremental growth on these substrates with a high cell count. Growth on motor oil showed highest alkane hydroxylase and lipase production of 2.62 U/ml and 71 U/ml, respectively, while growth on hexadecane showed the highest esterase production of 57...
January 28, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Kadri Valter, Boris Zhivotovsky, Vladimir Gogvadze
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common solid childhood tumor outside the brain and causes 15% of childhood cancer-related mortality. The main drivers of NB formation are neural crest cell-derived sympathoadrenal cells that undergo abnormal genetic arrangements. Moreover, NB is a complex disease that has high heterogeneity and is therefore difficult to target for successful therapy. Thus, a better understanding of NB development helps to improve treatment and increase the survival rate. One of the major causes of sporadic NB is known to be MYCN amplification and mutations in ALK (anaplastic lymphoma kinase) are responsible for familial NB...
January 25, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Juliana M Costa, Maria M P Sartori, Nivaldo F do Nascimento, Samir M Kadri, Paulo E M Ribolla, Danillo Pinhal, Luiz E Pezzato
Phosphorus (P) is an essential mineral for the development and maintenance of the vertebrate skeletal system. Modulation of P levels is believed to influence metabolism and the physiological responses of gene expression. In this study, we investigated the influence of dietary P on skeletal deformities and osteocalcin gene expression in zebrafish (Danio rerio), and sought to determine appropriate levels in a diet. We analyzed a total of 450 zebrafish within 31 days of hatching. Animals were distributed in a completely randomized experimental design that consisted of five replications...
January 25, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Francesca Zimetti, Duygu Kocyigit, Daniela Greco, Cinzia Marchi, Maria Pia Adorni, Nicoletta Ronda, Franco Bernini, Kadri Murat Gurses, Seda Anife Oguz, Alper Gurlek, Lale Tokgozoglu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Atherosclerosis
Michael W Drazer, Sabah Kadri, Madina Sukhanova, Sushant A Patil, Allison H West, Simone Feurstein, Dalein A Calderon, Matthew F Jones, Caroline M Weipert, Christopher K Daugherty, Adrián A Ceballos-López, Gordana Raca, Mark W Lingen, Zejuan Li, Jeremy P Segal, Jane E Churpek, Lucy A Godley
Next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based targeted gene capture panels are used to profile hematopoietic malignancies to guide prognostication and treatment decisions. Because these panels include genes associated with hereditary hematopoietic malignancies (HHMs), we hypothesized that these panels could identify pathogenic germ line variants in malignant cells, thereby identifying patients at risk for HHMs. In total, pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants in ANKRD26, CEBPA, DDX41, ETV6, GATA2, RUNX1, or TP53 were identified in 74 (21%) of 360 patients...
January 23, 2018: Blood Advances
Mohamed El Kassas, Dalia Omran, Kadry Elsaeed, Mohamed Alboraie, Wafaa Elakel, Adel El Tahan, Yasmeen Abd El Latif, Mohamed Mahmoud Nabeel, Mohamed Korany, Sameera Ezzat, Magdy El-Serafy, Yehia ElShazly, Wahid Doss, Gamal Esmat
The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze the outcome of an unscheduled change in national Egyptian policies for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV), which was transpired as a result of a reduction in interferon supplies, and to manage patients who already started interferon-based therapy. After completing a priming 4-weeks course of sofosbuvir/pegylated interferon/ribavirin (SOF/PEG IFN/RBV), a 12-weeks course of sofosbuvir/daclatasvir (SOF/DCV) combination was initiated. We evaluated the sustained virologic response at 12 weeks posttreatment (SVR12) for 2 groups of patients; Group 1, which included patients who had the previous regimen with IFN priming, and group 2, which included the first consecutive group of patients who received SOF/DCV for 12 weeks from the start without IFN priming...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
Amanda J Morris, Michelle M Mello, Joseph A Sanford, Ryan B Green, Samuel H Wald, Bassam Kadry, Alex Macario
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2018: Neurosurgery
Kadri Altundag
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Alaa Al-Kadry, Donna Strickland
An Erratum is presented to correct the reported [Opt. Lett.36, 1080 (2011)OPLEDP0146-959210.1364/OL.36.001080] power of the generated long wavelength, mid-infrared power.
January 15, 2018: Optics Letters
Kadri Murat Gurses, Duygu Kocyigit, Muhammed Ulvi Yalcin, Hande Canpinar, Banu Evranos, Ugur Canpolat, Hikmet Yorgun, Levent Sahiner, Dicle Guc, Kudret Aytemir
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation(AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia. Its most feared sequelae are stroke and peripheral thromboembolism due to atrial thrombi formation. Mechanisms underlying the relationship between platelet activation and left atrial thrombi have not been clearly elucidated yet. We aimed to investigate whether immune-mediated platelet activation occurred in AF patients in this cross-sectional study. METHODS: Persistent and paroxysmal AF patients who underwent cryoballoon-based AF ablation between March 2015 and July 2016 were included as the patient group...
January 8, 2018: Cytokine
Kadri Andre, Olli Kampman, Merja Viikki, Eija Setälä-Soikkeli, Ari Illi, Nina Mononen, Terho Lehtimäki, Esa Leinonen
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the separate effects of and possible interactions between the functional polymorphisms of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) rs11030101, BDNF rs61888800, and neuregulin-1 (NRG1) rs3924999 and NRG1 rs6994992 on change of temperament scores in a clinical sample of subjects with major depression (MDD), who received selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment for a period of 6 weeks. METHODS: The study population consisted of 98 Finnish individuals with MDD...
January 9, 2018: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
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