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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543586/multiple-skin-cancers-in-patients-with-mycosis-fungoides-after-long-term-ultraviolet-phototherapy
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K Imafuku, H Hata, T Yanagi, S Kitamura, Y Inamura-Takashima, M Nishimura, S Kitamura, S Moriwaki, H Shimizu
Phototherapy is a useful noninvasive therapy, but it can induce cutaneous malignant tumours, including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). We report on a 79-year-old man who had long-standing mycosis fungoides for 40 years, which had been treated with psoralen ultraviolet A therapy for 37 years at a dose of approximately 5000 J/cm(2) . Approximately 6 years before presentation, numerous types of cutaneous malignancies, including actinic keratosis, BCC and SCC, had begun to develop all over the patient's body...
May 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539211/left-ventricular-perforation-in-a-patient-with-a-left-ventricular-aneurysm-during-noga%C3%A2-catheter-mapping
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Gaurav K Sharma, Marie-France Poulin, Gary L Schaer
Endocardial mapping of the left ventricle (LV) using the NOGA® XP Cardiac Navigation System can identify chronically ischemic and viable myocardium in patients with coronary artery disease by generating electromechanical maps. These maps are very useful when targeting myocardial tissue for injection of stem cells. We present the case of a woman who developed a perforation at the site of an LV aneurysm during NOGA mapping prior to the transendocardial injection of stem cells, as part of a multicenter clinical trial...
May 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528167/cxcl1-inhibition-regulates-uvb-induced-skin-inflammation-and-tumorigenesis-in-xpa-deficient-mice
#3
Makoto Kunisada, Chieko Hosaka, Chihiro Takemori, Eiji Nakano, Chikako Nishigori
Xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group A (XP-A) is a hereditary disease characterized by early onset of skin cancers and freckles-like pigmented maculae in the sun-exposed sites. Although etiology of predisposition to UV-induced skin tumors in XP-A is well investigated as a repair deficiency in UV-induced DNA damage, the mechanism of exaggerated sunburn in patients with XP-A and whether UV-induced inflammation relates to skin tumor-prone phenotype remains to be elucidated. Using gene profiling of XP-A model mice, Xpa-deficient mice, we found that expression of CXCL1 in the skin and blood levels of in Xpa-deficient mice increased significantly after UVB exposure at an even a limited area in comparison to those of wild-type mice...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512494/cleanliness-of-canal-walls-following-gutta-percha-removal-with-hand-files-race-and-race-plus-xp-endo-finisher-instruments-a-photographic-in-vitro-analysis
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Kasra Karamifar, Neda Mehrasa, Pouyan Pardis, Mohammad Ali Saghiri
INTRODUCTION: Gutta-percha must be removed from the root canal space during retreatment to ensure a more favorable outcome. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of hand instruments, RaCe and RaCe plus XP-endo finisher instruments in removal of gutta-percha from root canal walls during retreatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Thirty single-rooted premolars were prepared, obturated, and divided into three groups according to retreatment method; in group 1, retreatment was carried out by hand instruments, while in groups 2 and 3 retreatment was done using RaCe rotary files alone or accompanied by XP-endo finisher instruments, respectively...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512111/an-initial-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-pok%C3%A3-mon-go-on-physical-activity
#5
Ying Xian, Hanzhang Xu, Haolin Xu, Li Liang, Adrian F Hernandez, Tracy Y Wang, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Pokémon GO is a location-based augmented reality game. Using GPS and the camera on a smartphone, the game requires players to travel in real world to capture animated creatures, called Pokémon. We examined the impact of Pokémon GO on physical activity (PA). METHODS AND RESULTS: A pre-post observational study of 167 Pokémon GO players who were self-enrolled through recruitment flyers or online social media was performed. Participants were instructed to provide screenshots of their step counts recorded by the iPhone Health app between June 15 and July 31, 2016, which was 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after the Pokémon GO release date...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510432/diels-alder-cycloaddition-of-cyclopentadiene-and-c60-at-the-extreme-high-pressure
#6
Tao Yang, Ryoichi Fukuda, Roberto Cammi, Masahiro Ehara
High-pressure Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction of fullerenes is an important synthetic method for the thermally stable cycloadducts. High-pressure Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction of fullerenes is an important synthetic method for the thermally stable cycloadducts. The effects of high pressure on the potential energy surfaces of Diels-Alder cycloaddition of cyclopentadiene and C60 were studied with a recently developed approach, the polarizable continuum model for extreme pressure (XP-PCM). It is revealed that the high pressure reduces the activation energies and increases reaction energies drastically, making the DA reaction more favorable...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500693/the-clinical-spectrum-of-xanthomatous-lesions-of-the-eyelids
#7
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Can Baykal, Algun Polat Ekinci, Kurtulus D Yazganoglu, Nesimi Buyukbabani
Yellowish papules, nodules, or plaques, namely "xanthomatous" lesions, may be seen on the eyelids in the course of various disorders. The prototype is "xanthelasma palpebrarum" (XP) that is localized only to the eyelids and may be associated with hyperlipidemia. On the other hand, different types of normolipemic disorders may also cause xanthomatous eyelid lesions. Among these, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, diffuse normolipemic xanthoma, and non-Langerhans cell histiocytoses (papular xanthoma, juvenile xanthogranuloma, xanthoma disseminatum, adult-onset xanthogranuloma, adult-onset asthma and periocular xanthogranuloma, necrobiotic xanthogranuloma, Erdheim-Chester disease, Rosai-Dorfman disease, and reticulohistiocytosis) can be listed...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499406/cattle-genome-wide-analysis-reveals-genetic-signatures-in-trypanotolerant-n-dama
#8
Soo-Jin Kim, Sojeong Ka, Jung-Woo Ha, Jaemin Kim, DongAhn Yoo, Kwondo Kim, Hak-Kyo Lee, Dajeong Lim, Seoae Cho, Olivier Hanotte, Okeyo Ally Mwai, Tadelle Dessie, Stephen Kemp, Sung Jong Oh, Heebal Kim
BACKGROUND: Indigenous cattle in Africa have adapted to various local environments to acquire superior phenotypes that enhance their survival under harsh conditions. While many studies investigated the adaptation of overall African cattle, genetic characteristics of each breed have been poorly studied. RESULTS: We performed the comparative genome-wide analysis to assess evidence for subspeciation within species at the genetic level in trypanotolerant N'Dama cattle...
May 12, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499097/substantivity-of-carbodiimide-inhibition-on-dentinal-enzyme-activity-over-time
#9
A Mazzoni, V Angeloni, N Sartori, S Duarte, T Maravic, L Tjäderhane, D H Pashley, F R Tay, L Breschi
The use of 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide HCl (EDC) has recently been investigated for its effectiveness in the prevention of collagen degradation over time and the improvement of resin-dentin bond durability. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of a 0.3 M EDC-containing conditioner on endogenous enzymatic activities within the hybrid layer (HL) created by a self-etch or an etch-and-rinse adhesive after 1 y. The activity within the HL was examined using in situ zymography and confocal laser scanning microscopy after 24 h or 1-y storage in artificial saliva...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476466/effect-of-protaper-gold-self-adjusting-file-and-xp-endo-shaper-instruments-on-dentinal-microcrack-formation-a-micro-computed-tomographic-study
#10
H Melike Bayram, Emre Bayram, Mert Ocak, Ahmet Demirhan Uygun, Hakan Hamdi Celik
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the frequency of dentinal microcracks observed after root canal preparation with ProTaper Universal (PTU; Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties, Tulsa, OK), ProTaper Gold (PTG; Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties), Self-Adjusting File (SAF; ReDent Nova, Ra'anana, Israel), and XP-endo Shaper (XP; FKG Dentaire, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland) instruments using micro-computed tomographic (CT) analysis. METHODS: Forty extracted human mandibular premolars having single-canal and straight root were randomly assigned to 4 experimental groups (n = 10) according to the different nickel-titanium systems used for root canal preparation: PTU, PTG, SAF, and XP...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467618/effectiveness-of-xp-endo-finisher-and-xp-endo-finisher-r-in-removing-root-filling-remnants-a-micro-ct-study
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E J N L Silva, F G Belladonna, A S Zuolo, E Rodrigues, I C Ehrhardt, E M Souza, G De-Deus
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of filling material removal from oval-shaped canals after the use of supplementary files (XP-endo Finisher and XP-endo Finisher R) through micro-computed tomographic (micro-CT) analysis. METHODOLOGY: The root canals of twenty maxillary single-rooted teeth were prepared with Reciproc R25 files and filled with gutta-percha and AH Plus sealer using the continuous wave of condensation technique. The root canals were then retreated using Reciproc R25 and R40 instruments...
May 3, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465826/effects-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-fermentation-products-on-performance-and-rumen-fermentation-and-microbiota-in-dairy-cows-fed-a-diet-containing-low-quality-forage
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Wen Zhu, Zihai Wei, Ningning Xu, Fan Yang, Ilkyu Yoon, Yihua Chung, Jianxin Liu, Jiakun Wang
BACKGROUND: A possible option to meet the increased demand of forage for dairy industry is to use the agricultural by-products, such as corn stover. However, nutritional value of crop residues is low and we have been seeking technologies to improve the value. A feeding trial was performed to evaluate the effects of four levels of Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product (SCFP; Original XP; Diamond V) on lactation performance and rumen fermentation in mid-lactation Holstein dairy cows fed a diet containing low-quality forage...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461317/in-vitro-evaluation-of-antileishmanial-activity-of-computationally-screened-compounds-against-ascorbate-peroxidase-combating-amphotericin-b-drug-resistance
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Rani Mansuri, Ashish Kumar, Sindhuprava Rana, Bhavana Panthi, Yousuf Ansari, Sushmita Das, Manas Ranjan Dikhit, Ganesh Chandra Sahoo, Pradeep Das
In Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL), the host macrophages generate oxidative stress to destroy the pathogen, while Leishmania combat the harmful effect of radicals by redox homeostasis through its unique trypanothione cascade. L. donovani Ascorbate Peroxidase (LdAPx) is a redox enzyme that regulates trypanothione cascade and detoxify the effect of H2O2 Absence of LdAPx homologue in human makes it an excellent drug target. In this study, the homology model of LdAPx was built including heme and diverse compounds were prefiltered (PAINS, ADMET and Lipinski's 5) thereafter screened against the LdAPx model...
May 1, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457333/computerized-tomography-based-anatomic-description-of-the-porcine-liver
#14
Mohamed Bekheit, Petru O Bucur, Mylene Wartenberg, Eric Vibert
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of the anatomic features is imperative for successful modeling of the different surgical situations. This study aims to describe the anatomic features of the porcine using computerized tomography (CT) scan. METHODS: Thirty large, white, female pigs were included in this study. The CT image acquisition was performed in four-phase contrast study. Subsequently, analysis of the images was performed using syngo.via software (Siemens) to subtract mainly the hepatic artery and its branches...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456808/heterozygous-nonsense-mutation-in-the-androgen-receptor-gene-associated-with-partial-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-in-an-individual-with-47-xxy-karyotype
#15
Rafael L Batista, Andresa S Rodrigues, Mirian Y Nishi, Alina C R Feitosa, Nathália L R A Gomes, José Antonia F Junior, Sorahia Domenice, Elaine M F Costa, Berenice B de Mendonça
There are only 2 patients with 47,XXY karyotype and androgen receptor (AR) gene mutation reported in the literature, and both are diagnosed as complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS). We report a 22-year-old female with 47,XXY karyotype and atypical external genitalia. Sequencing of AR revealed the heterozygous p.Asn849Lys*32 mutation, and extensive X chromosome microsatellite analysis showed homozygosity for Xp and heterozygosity for Xq, suggesting partial X maternal isodisomy. Partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS) developed in this case, probably because of the presence of the heterozygous AR mutation and random X- inactivation of the healthy allele...
April 29, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454108/telomere-erosion-in-nf1-tumorigenesis
#16
Rhiannon E Jones, Julia W Grimstead, Ashni Sedani, Duncan Baird, Meena Upadhyaya
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1; MIM# 162200) is a familial cancer syndrome that affects 1 in 3,500 individuals worldwide and is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors (MPNSTs) represent a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in NF1 and currently there is no treatment or definite prognostic biomarkers for these tumors. Telomere shortening has been documented in numerous tumor types. Short dysfunctional telomeres are capable of fusion and it is considered that the ensuing genomic instability may facilitate clonal evolution and the progression to malignancy...
April 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441767/inhibitory-effect-of-triterpenoids-from-panax-ginseng-on-coagulation-factor-x
#17
Lingxin Xiong, Zeng Qi, Bingzhen Zheng, Zhuo Li, Fang Wang, Jinping Liu, Pingya Li
Enzymes involved in the coagulation process have received great attention as potential targets for the development of oral anti-coagulants. Among these enzymes, coagulation factor Xa (FXa) has remained the center of attention in the last decade. In this study, 16 ginsenosides and two sapogenins were isolated, identified and quantified. To determine the inhibitory potential on FXa, the chromogenic substrates method was used. The assay suggested that compounds 5, 13 and 18 were mainly responsible for the anti-coagulant effect...
April 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431612/xeroderma-pigmentosum-complementation-group-f-a-rare-cause-of-cerebellar-ataxia-with-chorea
#18
G Carré, C Marelli, M Anheim, C Geny, M Renaud, H R Rezvani, M Koenig, C Guissart, C Tranchant
The complementation group F of Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP-F) is rare in the Caucasian population, and usually devoid of neurological symptoms. We report two cases, both Caucasian, who exhibited progressive cerebellar ataxia, chorea, a mild subcortical frontal cognitive impairment, and in one case severe polyneuropathy. Brain MRI demonstrated cerebellar (2/2) and cortical (1/2) atrophy. Both patients had only mild sunburn sensitivity and no skin cancer. Mini-exome sequencing approach revealed in ERCC4, two heterozygous mutations, one of which was never described (c...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420850/alert-regarding-cisplatin-induced-severe-adverse-events-in-cancer-patients-with-xeroderma-pigmentosum
#19
Makoto Sumiyoshi, Hiroshi Soda, Noriaki Sadanaga, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Takaya Ikeda, Hiroshi Maruta, Yosuke Dotsu, Daiki Ogawara, Yuichi Fukuda, Hiroshi Mukae
Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a genetic disease in which DNA repair mechanisms are impaired. Cisplatin (CDDP) exerts cytotoxic effects by forming mainly intrastrand DNA cross-links, and sensitivity to CDDP depends on the DNA repair system. Several in vitro studies have suggested that treatment with CDDP may cause enhanced adverse events as well as anti-tumor activity in cancer patients with XP. This article is the first to describe two cancer patients with XP showing severe adverse events following CDDP-based chemotherapy...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420705/synthesis-of-neutral-ether-lipid-monoalkyl-diacylglycerol-madag-by-lipid-acyltransferases
#20
Zhengping Ma, Joelle M Onorato, Luping Chen, David W Nelson, Chi-Liang Eric Yen, Dong Cheng
In mammals, ether lipids exert a wide spectrum of signaling and structural functions such as stimulation of immune responses, anti-tumor activities and enhancement of sperm functions. Abnormal accumulation of monoalkyl-diacylglycerol (MADAG) was found in Wolman disease, a human genetic disorder defined by a deficiency in lysosomal acid lipase. In the current study, we found that among the 9 recombinant human lipid acyltransferases examined, DGAT1, DGAT2, MGAT2, MGAT3, AWAT2/MFAT and DC3 were able to use 1-monoalkylglycerol (1-MAkG) as an acyl acceptor for the synthesis of monoalkyl-monoacylglycerol (MAMAG)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
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