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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549390/clinical-and-molecular-monitoring-of-plasmodium-falciparum-resistance-to-antimalarial-drug-artesunate-sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine-in-two-highly-malarious-district-of-madhya-pradesh-central-india-from-2012-2014
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Sweta Mishra, Praveen K Bharti, Man M Shukla, Nazia A Ali, Sher S Kashyotia, Avdhesh Kumar, Akshay C Dhariwal, Neeru Singh
The spread of P. falciparum resistant strain has led to a significant resurgence of malaria morbidity and mortality. The current cornerstone in malaria treatment in India is Artemisinin based Combination (Artesunate + Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine) Therapy (ACT) for treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria since 2010. In the present study we assessed the therapeutic efficacy of ACT and molecular monitoring of antimalarial resistance. Therapeutic efficacy was determined by in vivo method using 28 days follow-up...
May 26, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542247/genetic-polymorphism-of-merozoite-surface-protein-2-msp-2-in-plasmodium-falciparum-isolates-from-pawe-district-north-west-ethiopia
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Hussein Mohammed, Moges Kassa, Ashenafi Assefa, Mekonnen Tadesse, Amha Kebede
BACKGROUND: In malaria endemic regions, Plasmodium falciparum infection is characterized by extensive genetic diversity. Describing this diversity provides important information about the local malaria situation. This study was conducted to evaluate the extent of genetic diversity of P. falciparum in Pawe district, North West Ethiopia, using the highly polymorphic merozoite surface protein 2 gene. METHODS: Atotal of 92 isolates from patients with uncomplicated P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500887/integrated-techno-economic-and-environmental-analysis-of-butadiene-production-from-biomass
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Somayeh Farzad, Mohsen Ali Mandegari, Johann F Görgens
In this study, lignocellulose biorefineries annexed to a typical sugar mill were investigated to produce either ethanol (EtOH) or 1,3-butadiene (BD), utilizing bagasse and trash as feedstock. Aspen simulation of the scenarios were developed and evaluated in terms of economic and environmental performance. The minimum selling prices (MSPs) for bio-based BD and EtOH production were 2.9-3.3 and 1.26-1.38-fold higher than market prices, respectively. Based on the sensitivity analysis results, capital investment, Internal Rate of Return and extension of annual operating time had the greatest impact on the MSP...
May 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482119/silencing-of-homeobox-a5-gene-in-the-stratum-corneum-of-psoriasis
#4
Yoshimasa Nobeyama, Yoshinori Umezawa, Hidemi Nakagawa
Analysis of psoriatic parakeratotic cells is helpful for understanding the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Methylation analysis can be performed on psoriatic scales, but it is unclear whether genes can be silenced by DNA methylation in psoriatic stratum corneum. The present study was conducted to detect genes silenced in psoriatic stratum corneum. Methylation array analysis with 485,577 probes, quantitative real-time methylation-specific PCR (RT-MSP) and bisulfite sequencing were performed for 30 psoriatic scale samples, 6 fully developed psoriatic skin samples and 12 normal skin samples...
May 8, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469808/methylation-of-kruppel-like-factor-2-klf2-associates-with-its-expression-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-progression
#5
Wenbin Jiang, Xueqing Xu, Shaoli Deng, Jie Luo, Huan Xu, Chao Wang, Tingting Sun, Guoqin Lei, Fengling Zhang, Cheng Yang, Lin Zhou, Feng Wang, Ming Chen
Kruppel-like factor 2 (KLF2) is a putative tumor suppressor gene. This study investigated its role and epigenetic mechanisms in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in ex vivo and in vitro. A total of 47 paired NSCLC and normal tissues and six cell lines were analyzed using qRT-PCR for KLF2 expression. KLF2 methylation was assessed using the methylation specific PCR (MSP) or bisulfite sequencing PCR (BSP). Functional KLF2 region 4 (+567 to +906) was confirmed using the dual-luciferase reporter assay, while CCK-8 cell viability and flow cytometric assays were used to assess changes in cell viability, cell cycle distribution, and apoptosis after knockdown or re-expression of KLF2...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453906/oral-treponeme-major-surface-protein-sequence-diversity-and-distributions-within-periodontal-niches
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Meng You, Yuki Chan, Donnabella C Lacap-Bugler, Yong-Biao Huo, Wenling Gao, W Keung Leung, Rory M Watt
Treponema denticola and other species (phylotypes) of oral spirochetes are widely-considered to play important etiological roles in periodontitis and other oral infections. The major surface protein (Msp) of T. denticola is directly implicated in several pathological mechanisms. Here, we have analyzed msp sequence diversity across 68 strains of oral phylogroup 1 and 2 treponemes; including reference strains of T. denticola, Treponema putidum, Treponema medium, 'Treponema vincentii', and 'Treponema sinensis'...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440432/ron-and-c-met-facilitate-metastasis-through-the-erk-signaling-pathway-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Binbin Yin, Zhenping Liu, Yiyun Wang, Xuchu Wang, Weiwei Liu, Pan Yu, Xiuzhi Duan, Chunhua Liu, Yuhua Chen, Yurong Zhang, Xiaoyan Pan, Hangping Yao, Zhaoping Liao, Zhihua Tao
Prostate cancer (PCa) is a metastatic malignant cancer driven by complex pathological mechanisms and characterized by poor long-term prognosis. Metastasis is the main cause of death of PCa patients, yet the molecular mechanisms of this process are poorly understood. In the present study, positive co-expression of RON and c-Met was observed in human clinical PCa tissues (biopsy material), as detected by immunohistochemical staining and quantitative real-time PCR. We investigated this further in PCa cells, demonstrating that the inhibition of RON and c-Met with foretinib (GSK1363089) suppressed metastasis and promoted the reversal of the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in PCa cells...
April 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365691/dickkopf-related-protein-2-is-epigenetically-inactivated-and-suppresses-colorectal-cancer-growth-and-tumor-metastasis-by-antagonizing-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Can Wang, Yujuan Yue, Bianfei Shao, Zhu Qiu, Junhao Mu, Jun Tang, Xiaofan Han, Tingxiu Xiang, Guosheng Ren
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Aberrant activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays a key role in the pathogenesis of multiple tumors including digestive cancers. Recent studies have reported that Dickkopf-related protein 2 (DKK2) is epigenetically inactivated in numerous types of cancers and that its gene products exhibit tumor-suppressive properties. However, the biological functions and underlying molecular mechanisms of DKK2 in colon carcinoma remains obscure. METHODS: We examined the expression of DKK2 in colon tumor cell lines by RT-PCR and its promoter methylation status in colon tumor cell lines and primary tumors by methylation-specific PCR (MSP)...
March 30, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350481/a-qualitative-study-of-a-maintenance-support-program-for-women-at-risk-of-homelessness-part-2-situational-factors
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Rose McMaster, Violeta Lopez, Rachel Kornhaber, Michelle Cleary
People who are homeless tend to have a number of complex needs. A housing maintenance support program (MSP) for women from the perspectives of clients, case managers and health professionals within the program was explored in this qualitative descriptive study. Interviews were conducted, and data were analysed using thematic analysis. The overarching theme that emerged from the data was "A life-changing event: I have the power to change." This theme was supported by three sub-themes: personal, situational and societal dimensions...
March 28, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341016/the-role-of-alcohol-expectancies-in-sexual-risk-behaviors-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-the-democratic-republic%C3%A2-of-the%C3%A2-congo
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Emily A Hurley, Heena Brahmbhatt, Patrick K Kayembe, Michelle-Alphonsine Fatuma Busangu, Ma-Umba Mabiala, Deanna Kerrigan
PURPOSE: Considering the increased risk of HIV among alcohol users, we explored the role of individual alcohol expectancies in risk behaviors among youth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. METHODS: We surveyed 1,396 adolescents (ages 15-19) and young adults (ages 20-24) on alcohol and sexual behaviors in May, 2010. We assessed expectancies of alcohol use (1) leading to sex or positive sexual experiences; (2) diminishing one's ability to resist unwanted sex; and (3) diminishing one's ability to use or negotiate use of condoms...
January 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336320/preliminary-research-on-dna-methylation-changes-during-murine-palatogenesis-induced-by-tcdd
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Chen Wang, Xin-Gang Yuan, Cui-Ping Liu, Sha-Na Zhai, Ding-Wen Zhang, Yue-Xian Fu
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlrodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) has been shown to induce cleft palate through growth factor and receptor expression changes during palatogenesis. DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification that can regulate gene expressions and may be involved in TCDD-induced cleft palate. In this study, we investigated the effects of TCDD on the global and CpG DNA methylation status and the expression levels of DNA methyltransferases (Dnmts) in palate tissue of fetal mice. Pregnant C57BL/6J mice were administered with corn oil or TCDD 28 μg/kg at gestation day 10...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327424/cellulase-assisted-extraction-of-polysaccharides-from-malva-sylvestris-process-optimization-and-potential-functionalities
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Hosein Rostami, Seyed Mohammad Taghi Gharibzahedi
Enzyme-assisted extraction process of the water-soluble Malva sylvestris polysaccharides (MSPs) was optimized using response surface methodology (RSM). The highest yield (10.40%) of MSPs was achieved at 5.64% cellulase, 55.65°C temperature, 3.4h time, and 5.22 pH. Three homogeneous polysaccharide fractions (MSP-1, MSP-2, MSP-3) were purified by DEAE-cellulose and Sephadex G-100 chromatography, which were composed of galactose, glucuronic acid, arabinose, rhamnose and mannose in different molar ratios with molecular weight range of 2...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319413/aberrant-promoter-hypermethylation-of-p16-survivin-and-retinoblastoma-in-gastric-cancer
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L Guo, C Huang, Q J Ji
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is common and can be found throughout the world. Notoriously like other cancers, gastric cancer is a consequence of cellular regulation disorder. Epigenetics, including many oncogenes or tumour suppressor genes, can provide some clues for this kind of disorder. DNA methylation, especially promoter methylation, which causes the silence/decrease of tumour related genes, has become a focus in various tumour types. The aim of this study was to investigate promoter methylation of certain genes: p16, survivin, retinoblastoma (Rb), all of which have been regarded as genes related to gastric cancer...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315910/effect-of-selenium-supplementation-for-protection-of-salivary-glands-from-iodine-131-radiation-damage-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Haiyoung Son, Sang Mi Lee, Ra Gyoung Yoon, Hakmin Lee, Ilkyun Lee, Soon Kim, Woong Youn Chung, Jeong Won Lee
OBJECTIVE: In the current study, we examined whether selenium supplementation during iodine-131 ((131)I) treatment had a radio-protective effect on salivary glands. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients with differentiated thyroid cancer were prospectively enrolled in the study. Patients after total thyroidectomy, before (131)I treatment, were divided into two groups; 8 patients in the selenium group and 8 patients in the control group. Patients in the selenium group received 300νg of selenium orally for 10 days, from 3 days before to 6 days after (131)I treatment...
January 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299336/shisa3-promoter-methylation-is-a-potential-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarker-for-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Zhisen Shen, Chongchang Zhou, Jinyun Li, Dong Ye, Hongxia Deng, Bin Cao, Wenjuan Hao, Lexi Lin, Yuna Zhang
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the contribution of SHISA3 promoter methylation to laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). SHISA3 promoter methylation status and expression were determined using methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MSP) and quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) in 93 paired LSCC and adjacent normal tissues, respectively. Furthermore, the regulatory function of the SHISA3 promoter fragment was analyzed using a luciferase reporter assay. The results reveal that there is a significant increase in SHISA3 methylation in LSCC tissues compared with corresponding nontumor tissues (P = 4...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292214/adamtsl5-and-cdh11-putative-epigenetic-markers-for-therapeutic-resistance-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Maha Abdullah, Chee Wei Choo, Hamidah Alias, Eni Juraidah Abdul Rahman, Hishamshah Mohd Ibrahim, Rahman Jamal, Noor Hamidah Hussin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: DNA hypermethylation has been linked to poor treatment outcome in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Genes differentially methylated in the chemoresponsive pre-B-ALL compared to chemoresistant pre-B-ALL cases provide potential prognostic markers. METHODS: DNA methylation profiles of five B-ALL childhood patients who achieved morphological complete remission (chemoresponsive) and five B-ALL patients who did not (chemoresistant) after induction treatments as well as four normal controls were compared on 27 000 CpG sites microarray chips...
March 15, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288602/is-being-a-regular-player-with-fewer-teammates-associated-with-musculoskeletal-pain-in-youth-team-sports-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Takafumi Abe, Masamitsu Kamada, Jun Kitayuguchi, Shinpei Okada, Yoshiteru Mutoh, Yuji Uchio
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal pain (MSP) is a commonly reported symptom in youth sports players. Some sports-related risk factors have been reported, but previous studies on extrinsic risk factors did not focus on management of team members (e.g., regular or non-regular players, number of players) for reducing sports-related MSP. This study aimed to examine the association of playing status (regular or non-regular players) and team status (fewer or more teammates) with MSP in youth team sports...
March 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287924/individual-and-work-related-risk-factors-for-musculoskeletal-pain-among-computer-workers-in-nigeria
#18
Ukachukwu Okoroafor Abaraogu, Paschal Nzubechukwu Okorie, Deborah Onyinyechukwu Duru, Elochukwu Fortune Ezenwankwo
We investigated the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain (MSP) and the association of 1-month prevalence with individual and work-related factors among commercial typists in Enugu. Participants responded to a questionnaire about occurrences of MSP and a 75.6% (242/320) response rate was achieved. Prevalence was summarized in frequencies and percentages while associations between MSPs and risk factors were explored using chi-square. MSP was most common in the low back (58.3%), and low back pain limited 51.7% from activities between 1 and 30 days...
March 13, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269514/regional-brain-activity-that-determines-successful-and-unsuccessful-working-memory-formation
#19
Shohei Teramoto, Tsubasa Inaoka, Yumie Ono
Using EEG source reconstruction with Multiple Sparse Priors (MSP), we investigated the regional brain activity that determines successful memory encoding in two participant groups of high and low accuracy rates. Eighteen healthy young adults performed a sequential fashion of visual Sternberg memory task. The 32-channel EEG was continuously measured during participants performed two 70 trials of memory task. The regional brain activity corresponding to the oscillatory EEG activity in the alpha band (8-13 Hz) during encoding period was analyzed by MSP implemented in SPM8...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268222/rassf10-is-epigenetically-inactivated-and-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-induces-cell-apoptosis-by-activating-the-p53-signalling-pathway-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-cancer
#20
Cheng Fan, Wendy Wang, Ji Jin, Zhuo Yu, Xiping Xin
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to confirm whether RASSF10 activated the p53 signalling pathway, thereby modulating cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and apoptosis in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) cells. METHODS: A total of 108 PTC tissue samples and normal adjacent tissues were obtained. RT-PCR and Western blotting analyses were performed to detect RASSF10 expression, and methylation levels of RASSF10 were estimated by methylation-specific PCR (MSP). We also detected the expression and methylation status of RASSF10 in both a human PTC cell line (K1) and a normal thyroid cell line (FRTL5)...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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