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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550632/optimization-of-palm-oil-mill-sludge-biochar-preparation-for-sulfur-dioxide-removal
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Nursashabila Iberahim, Sumathi Sethupathi, Mohammed J K Bashir
In this study, palm oil mill sludge was used as a precursor to prepare biochar using conventional pyrolysis. Palm oil mill sludge biochar (POSB) was prepared at different preparation variables, i.e., heating temperature (300-800 °C), heating rate (10-20 °C/min) and holding time (60-120 min). The prepared biochars were tested for sulfur dioxide (SO2) adsorption in a fixed bed reactor using 300 ppm of SO2 gas at 300 ml/min (with N2 gas as balance). Response surface central composite experimental design was used to optimize the production of biochar versus SO2 removal...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550522/reduced-monocyte-adhesion-to-aortae-of-diabetic-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-knockout-mice
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Ruozhi Zhao, Khuong Le, Mohammed H Moghadasian, Garry X Shen
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: To determine the requirement of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1-knockout (PAI-1) for monocyte adhesion in animals and cells under diabetic conditions. METHODS AND SUBJECTS: Monocyte adhesion assay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and Western blotting were used in analyzing samples from PAI-1-knockout (PAI-1-KO) mice or cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). TREATMENTS: Diabetes in PAI-1-KO and wild-type mice was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ)...
May 26, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550410/different-exogenous-sugars-affect-the-hormone-signal-pathway-and-sugar-metabolism-in-red-globe-vitis-vinifera-l-plantlets-grown-in-vitro-as-shown-by-transcriptomic-analysis
#3
Juan Mao, Wenfang Li, Baoqin Mi, Mohammed Mujitaba Dawuda, Alejandro Calderón-Urrea, Zonghuan Ma, Yongmei Zhang, Baihong Chen
Exogenously applied 2% fructose is the most appropriate carbon source that enhances photosynthesis and growth of grape plantlets compared with the same concentrations of sucrose and glucose. The role of the sugars was regulated by the expression of key candidate genes related to hormones, key metabolic enzymes, and sugar metabolism of grape plantlets ( Vitis vinifera L.) grown in vitro. The addition of sugars including sucrose, glucose, and fructose is known to be very helpful for the development of grape (V...
May 26, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550099/viral-delivery-of-c9orf72-hexanucleotide-repeat-expansions-in-mice-lead-to-repeat-length-dependent-neuropathology-and-behavioral-deficits
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Saul Herranz-Martin, Jayanth Chandran, Katherine Lewis, Padraig Mulcahy, Adrian Higginbottom, Callum Walker, Isabel Martinez-Pena Y Valenzuela, Ross A Jones, Ian Coldicott, Tommaso Iannitti, Mohammed Akaaboune, Sherif F El-Khamisy, Thomas H Gillingwater, Pamela J Shaw, Mimoun Azzouz
Intronic GGGGCC repeat expansions in C9orf72 are the most common genetic cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Two major pathologies stemming from the hexanucleotide RNA expansions (HREs) have been identified in postmortem tissue: intracellular RNA foci and repeat-associated non-ATG dependent (RAN) dipeptides, though it is unclear how these and other hallmarks of disease contribute to the pathophysiology of neuronal injury. Here we generated two novel lines of mice that overexpress either 10 pure or 102 interrupted G4C2 repeats mediated by adeno-associated virus (AAV) and characterized relevant pathology and disease-related behavioral phenotypes...
May 26, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549794/intensity-modulated-proton-therapy-and-osteoradionecrosis-in-oropharyngeal-cancer
#5
Wencheng Zhang, Xiaodong Zhang, Pei Yang, Pierre Blanchard, Adam S Garden, Brandon Gunn, C David Fuller, Mark Chambers, Katherine A Hutcheson, Rong Ye, Stephen Y Lai, Mohamed Abdallah Sherif Radwan, X Ron Zhu, Steven J Frank
PURPOSE: We compared mandibular doses and osteoradionecrosis in patients with oropharyngeal cancer after intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We identified 584 patients who received definitive radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer from January 2011 through June 2014 at MD Anderson Cancer Center (534 IMRT and 50 IMPT). The dosimetric variables and osteoradionecrosis were compared with Chi-square test or Fisher's exact test...
May 23, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549767/treatment-of-del17p-and-or-aberrant-tp53-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-in-the-era-of-novel-therapies
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REVIEW
Hind Rafei, Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja
More effective therapies are emerging, with better toxicity profiles, and are being incorporated into modern treatment algorithms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia at various stages of the disease, including for patients harboring Del17p and/or aberrant TP53. Ibrutinib, an inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase, has demonstrated impressive response rates in the relapsed/refractory setting, including in the setting of Del17p and/or TP53 mutations. Venetoclax, an inhibitor of BCL-2 known to play an important role in regulating cell death, has been approved recently for treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia with Del17p who have received at least one prior therapy...
May 19, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549516/visual-acuity-change-over-12-months-in-the-prospective-progression-of-atrophy-secondary-to-stargardt-disease-progstar-study-progstar-report-number-6
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Xiangrong Kong, Rupert W Strauss, Artur V Cideciyan, Michel Michaelides, José-Alain Sahel, Beatriz Munoz, Mohamed Ahmed, Ann M Ervin, Sheila K West, Janet K Cheetham, Hendrik P N Scholl
PURPOSE: To estimate the yearly rate of change of best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and the risk of loss 1 line or more over 1 year and to identify risk factors for BCVA loss in patients with Stargardt disease (STGD1). DESIGN: Multicenter, prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred fifty-nine patients (489 eyes) with molecularly confirmed STGD1 enrolled at 9 centers in the United States and Europe. METHODS: Participants were followed up every 6 months, and data at the baseline and 6- and 12-month visits were analyzed...
May 23, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549482/several-strains-one-disease-experimental-investigation-of-vibrio-aestuarianus-infection-parameters-in-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas
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Marie-Agnès Travers, Delphine Tourbiez, Leïla Parizadeh, Philippe Haffner, Angélique Kozic-Djellouli, Mohamed Aboubaker, Marcel Koken, Lionel Dégremont, Coralie Lupo
This study investigated oyster infection dynamics by different strains of Vibrio aestuarianus isolated before and after the apparent re-emergence of this pathogen observed in France in 2011. We conducted experiments to compare minimal infective dose, lethal dose 50 and bacterial shedding for six V. aestuarianus strains. Whatever the strain used, mortality was induced in juvenile oysters by intramuscular injection and reached 90-100% of mortality within 5 days. Moreover, bacterial shedding was comparable among strains and reached its maximum after 20 h (≈10 EXP5 bacteria/mL/animal)...
May 26, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549408/pasting-rheological-and-retrogradation-properties-of-low-amylose-rice-starch-with-date-syrup
#9
Ibrahim O Mohamed, Jobe Babucurr
Effects of date syrup on pasting, rheological, and retrogradation properties of low-amylose rice starch were investigated using three levels of date syrup (starch:syrup 1:1, 1:2, or 1:3). Measurements were carried out using HR-2 Discovery Rheometer equipped with a pasting cell and parallel plate geometry. The pasting measurements showed that the peak viscosity of the control is significantly higher than the samples with date syrup (p < 0.05), while the final viscosity increases with increased date syrup levels...
January 1, 2017: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549192/the-potential-overlapping-populations-for-treatment-with-belimumab-and-rituximab-using-current-nhs-england-and-national-institute-for-health-and-care-excellence-guidelines-in-england-and-wales
#10
Eoghan M McCarthy, Emily Sutton, Stephanie Nesbit, Ben Parker, David Jayne, Bridget Griffiths, David A Isenberg, Anisur Rahman, Caroline Gordon, David P D'Cruz, Benjamin Rhodes, Peter Lanyon, Edward M Vital, Chee-Seng Yee, Christopher J Edwards, Lee-Suan Teh, Mohammed Akil, Neil J McHugh, Asad Zoma, Ian N Bruce
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548877/role-of-osgin1-in-mediating-smoking-induced-autophagy-in-the-human-airway-epithelium
#11
Guoqing Wang, Haixia Zhou, Yael Strulovici-Barel, Mohammed Al-Hijji, Xuemei Ou, Jacqueline Salit, Matthew S Walters, Michelle R Staudt, Robert J Kaner, Ronald G Crystal
Enhanced macroautophagy/autophagy is recognized as a component of the pathogenesis of smoking-induced airway disease. Based on the knowledge that enhanced autophagy is linked to oxidative stress and the DNA damage response, both of which are linked to smoking, we used microarray analysis of the airway epithelium to identify smoking upregulated genes known to respond to oxidative stress and the DNA damage response. This analysis identified OSGIN1 (oxidative stress induced growth inhibitor 1) as significantly upregulated by smoking, in both the large and small airway epithelium, an observation confirmed by an independent small airway microarray cohort, TaqMan PCR of large and small airway samples and RNA-Seq of small airway samples...
May 26, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548818/pla-pbat-bionanocomposites-with-antimicrobial-natural-rosin-for-green-packaging
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Hesham Moustafa, Nadia El Kissi, Ahmed I Abou-Kandil, Mohamed S Abdel-Aziz, Alain Dufresne
The use of biodegradable polymers is of great importance nowadays in many applications. Some of the most commonly used biopolymers are polylactic acid (PLA) and poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT) due to their superior properties and availability. In this manuscript, we use a facile and green modification method of organoclay (OC) by antimicrobial natural rosin which is considered as a toxicity-free reinforcing material, thus keeping the green character of the material. It increases the interlayer spacing between the clay platelets...
May 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548561/effect-of-honey-and-royal-jelly-against-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-patients-with-cancer
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Hasnaa Osama, Aya Abdullah, Bassma Gamal, Dina Emad, Doha Sayed, Eman Hussein, Eman Mahfouz, Joy Tharwat, Sally Sayed, Shrouk Medhat, Treza Bahaa, Mohamed E A Abdelrahim
OBJECTIVES: Cisplatin constitutes one of the most potent antineoplastic drugs; however, nephrotoxicity limited its eligibility for optimal clinical use. This study was designed to evaluate the role of honey and royal jelly with antioxidant properties in the protection of cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury in patients with cancer. METHODS: Patients with cancer assigned for cisplatin chemotherapy were randomly divided into bee honey and royal jelly groups pretreated before the initiation and during cisplatin chemotherapeutic regimen and control group on cisplatin only...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548456/proteomics-in-cell-division
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REVIEW
Zeynep Cansu Üretmen Kagıalı, Aydanur Şentürk, Nazlı Ezgi Özkan Küçük, Mohammed Haroon Qureshi, Nurhan Özlü
Cell division requires a coordinated action of the cell cycle machinery, cytoskeletal elements, chromosomes and membranes. Cell division studies have greatly benefitted from the mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomic approaches for probing the biochemistry of highly dynamic complexes and their coordination with each other as a cell progresses into division. In this review, we first summarize a wide-range of proteomic studies that focus on the identification of sub-cellular components/protein complexes of the cell division machinery including kinetochores, mitotic spindle, midzone and centrosomes...
May 26, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548451/molecular-and-functional-characterization-of-the-american-cockroach-periplaneta-americana-rab5-the-first-exopterygotan-low-molecular-weight-ovarian-gtpase-during-oogenesis
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Mohamed Elmogy, Amr A Mohamed, Muhammad Tufail, Tomohide Uno, Makio Takeda
The small Rab GTPases are key regulators of membrane vesicle trafficking. Ovaries of Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus) (Blattodea: Blattidae) have small molecular weight GTP/ATP-binding proteins during early and late vitellogenic periods of oogenesis. However, the identification and characterization of the detected proteins have not been yet reported. Herein, we cloned a cDNA encoding Rab5 from the American cockroach, P. americana, ovaries (PamRab5). It comprises 796 bp, encoding a protein of 213 amino acid residues with a predicted molecular weight of 23...
May 26, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548390/a-step-towards-removing-plasma-volume-variance-from-the-athlete-s-biological-passport-the-use-of-biomarkers-to-describe-vascular-volumes-from-a-simple-blood-test
#16
Louisa M Lobigs, Pierre-Edouard Sottas, Pitre C Bourdon, Zoran Nikolovski, Mohamed El-Gingo, Evdokia Varamenti, Peter Peeling, Brian Dawson, Yorck O Schumacher
The haematological module of the Athlete's Biological Passport (ABP) has significantly impacted the prevalence of blood manipulations in elite sports. However, the ABP relies on a number of concentration-based markers of erythropoiesis, such as haemoglobin concentration ([Hb]), which are influenced by shifts in plasma volume (PV). Fluctuations in PV contribute to the majority of biological variance associated with volumetric ABP markers. Our laboratory recently identified a panel of common chemistry markers (from a simple blood test) capable of describing ~67% of PV variance, presenting an applicable method to account for volume shifts within antidoping practices...
May 26, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548371/the-additional-utility-of-two-dimensional-strain-in-detection-of-coronary-artery-disease-presence-and-localization-in-patients-undergoing-dobutamine-stress-echocardiogram
#17
Alaa Roushdy, Yomna Abou El Seoud, Mohamed Abd Elrahman, Basem Wadeaa, Adel Eletriby, Zainab Abd El Salam
BACKGROUND: Dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE) is a feasible and safe exercise-independent stress modality for diagnoses of coronary artery disease (CAD), but it is subjective, and operator dependant. Two-dimensional strain at peak stress could overcome these limitations and thus increase the accuracy of DSE. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a prospective observational study in which 80 patients underwent DSE, two-dimensional strain at peak stress, and coronary angiography...
May 26, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548215/protein-z-and-endothelin-1-genetic-polymorphisms-in-pediatric-egyptian-sickle-cell-disease-patients
#18
Mervat M Khorshied, Nohair S Mohamed, Rania S Hamza, Rasha M Ali, Mona K El-Ghamrawy
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a monogenic disease associated with multisystem morbidity. Vasculopathy caused by delicate imbalance between coagulation and endothelial systems plays a pivotal role in disease course. As Protein Z and Endothelin-1 genetic polymorphisms may increase the thrombotic risk, the aim of the current work was to verify the possible impact of Protein Z (PROZ G79A) and Endothelin-1 (EDN1 G5665T) polymorphisms on the clinic-laboratory features of the SCD in a cohort of Egyptian pediatric patients...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548045/3d-liver-membrane-system-by-co-culturing-human-hepatocytes-sinusoidal-endothelial-and-stellate-cells
#19
Haysam Mohamed Magdy Ahmed, Simona Salerno, Sabrina Morelli, Lidetta Giorno, Loredana De Bartolo
In this study, a designed approach has been utilized for the development of a 3D liver system. This approach makes use of primary human sinusoidal endothelial cells, stellate cells and hepatocytes that are seeded sequentially on hollow fiber membranes (HF) in order to mimic the layers of cells found in vivo. To this purpose modified polyethersulfone (PES) HF membranes were used for the creation of a 3D human liver system in static and dynamic conditions. In order to verify the positive effect of non-parenchymal cells on the maintenance of hepatocyte viability and functions, homotypic cultures of hepatocytes alone on the HF membranes were further investigated...
May 26, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547873/can-clinical-factors-predict-the-need-for-intervention-after-positive-intraoperative-cholangiogram
#20
Mohammed Kaif, Deepak Agrawal, Jayaprakash Sreenarasimhaiah
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intraoperative cholangiogram (IOC) is commonly used to detect retained bile duct stones. This often leads to another invasive procedure such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). However, due to the variation in methods and results of IOC, it is unclear if clinical factors will aid in identifying true choledocholithiasis. METHODS: All cholecystectomies in a 3 year period were examined retrospectively for positive IOC. Sonographic bile duct dilation and transaminase levels at admission including trends during the course of hospitalization and prior to ERCP were evaluated...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
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