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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228332/calorically-restricted-diets-decrease-pcsk9-in-overweight-adolescents
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A E Levenson, C E Milliren, S B Biddinger, C B Ebbeling, H A Feldman, D S Ludwig, S D de Ferranti
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Nutritional therapy is the first line approach to treatment of hyperlipidemia in childhood. Proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is a key regulator of plasma cholesterol levels and a target of novel lipid-lowering pharmacotherapies. We examined the effects of an intensive nutritional intervention on PCSK9 levels in overweight adolescents with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty seven obese and overweight adolescents with CVD risk factors were assigned to either a low fat or low glycemic load diet...
January 3, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225954/frequency-severity-and-related-factors-of-androgenetic-alopecia-in-dermatology-outpatient-clinic-hospital-based-cross-sectional-study-in-turkey
#2
Kubra Esen Salman, Ilknur Kivanc Altunay, Nihal Asli Kucukunal, Asli Aksu Cerman
BACKGROUND: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a patterned hair loss occurring due to systemic androgen and genetic factors. It is the most common cause of hair loss in both genders. In recent years, many studies investigating the relation between systemic diseases and androgenetic alopecia presented controversial results. OBJECTIVES: In this study we aimed to investigate the frequency of androgenetic alopecia, the presence of accompanying systemic diseases, the relation between body mass index and androgenetic alopecia severity and the association of hyperandrogenemia signs with androgenetic alopecia in patients who referred to our outpatient clinic...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223795/nanoparticle-based-hyperthermia-distinctly-impacts-production-of-ros-expression-of-ki-67-top2a-and-tpx2-and-induction-of-apoptosis-in-pancreatic-cancer
#3
Robert Ludwig, Francisco J Teran, Ulf Teichgraeber, Ingrid Hilger
So far, the therapeutic outcome of hyperthermia has shown heterogeneous responses depending on how thermal stress is applied. We studied whether extrinsic heating (EH, hot air) and intrinsic heating (magnetic heating [MH] mediated by nanoparticles) induce distinct effects on pancreatic cancer cells (PANC-1 and BxPC-3 cells). The impact of MH (100 µg magnetic nanoparticles [MNP]/mL; H=23.9 kA/m; f=410 kHz) was always superior to that of EH. The thermal effects were confirmed by the following observations: 1) decreased number of vital cells, 2) altered expression of pro-caspases, and 3) production of reactive oxygen species, and 4) altered mRNA expression of Ki-67, TOP2A, and TPX2...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223495/secretagogin-dependent-matrix-metalloprotease-2-release-from-neurons-regulates-neuroblast-migration
#4
János Hanics, Edit Szodorai, Giuseppe Tortoriello, Katarzyna Malenczyk, Erik Keimpema, Gert Lubec, Zsófia Hevesi, Mirjam I Lutz, Márk Kozsurek, Zita Puskár, Zsuzsanna E Tóth, Ludwig Wagner, Gábor G Kovács, Tomas G M Hökfelt, Tibor Harkany, Alán Alpár
The rostral migratory stream (RMS) is viewed as a glia-enriched conduit of forward-migrating neuroblasts in which chemorepulsive signals control the pace of forward migration. Here we demonstrate the existence of a scaffold of neurons that receive synaptic inputs within the rat, mouse, and human fetal RMS equivalents. These neurons express secretagogin, a Ca(2+)-sensor protein, to execute an annexin V-dependent externalization of matrix metalloprotease-2 (MMP-2) for reconfiguring the extracellular matrix locally...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222998/dynamics-of-apc-recruitment-at-the-site-of-injection-following-injection-of-vaccine-adjuvants
#5
Susan van Aalst, Irene Stephanie Ludwig, Peter Johannes Sylvester van Kooten, Ruurd van der Zee, Willem van Eden, Femke Broere
Vaccines often contain adjuvants to strengthen the response to the vaccine antigen. However, their modes of action at the site of injection (SOI) are poorly understood. Therefore, we assessed the local effects of adjuvant on the innate immune system in mice. We investigated the safe, widely used adjuvants MF59 and aluminum hydroxide (alum), as well as trehalose-6,6'-dibehenate (TDB), Complete Freund's Adjuvant (CFA) and the Toll-Like-Receptor-ligands lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and Pam3CysSerLys4 (Pam3CSK4). We assessed muscle immune cell infiltration after adjuvant injection and observed 16h post immunization (hpi) an increased influx with CFA, MF59 and TDB, but not with alum, LPS or Pam3CSK4...
February 17, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221769/manipulation-of-the-precursor-supply-in-yeast-significantly-enhances-the-accumulation-of-prenylated-%C3%AE-carbolines
#6
Katja Backhaus, Lena Ludwig-Radtke, Xiulan Xie, Shu-Ming Li
The tryptophan derivative 1-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-β-carboline-3-carboxylic acid (MTCA) is present in many plants and foods including fermentation products of the baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. MTCA is formed from tryp-tophan and acetaldehyde via a Pictet-Spengler reaction. In this study, up to 9 mg/l of MTCA were detected as a mixture of (1S,3S) and (1R,3S) isomers in a ratio of 2.2:1 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae cultures. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the presence of MTCA in laboratory baker's yeast cultures...
February 21, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219389/valuation-of-the-eq-5d-5l-with-composite-time-trade-off-for-the-german-population-an-exploratory-study
#7
Kristina Ludwig, J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg, Wolfgang Greiner
BACKGROUND: The EuroQol Group has extended the severity levels of the EQ-5D from three to five (EQ-5D-5L). There are valuation studies worldwide planned in order to convert the EQ-5D-5L health states into a single preference-based summary score based on country-specific value sets of social health status preference valuations. The EuroQol Group developed an internationally standardised EQ-5D-5L valuation protocol. Based on the experiences of the first wave of valuation studies applying the protocol, a number of modifications to the implementation of composite time trade-off (cTTO) were proposed and tested in an exploratory study in Germany...
February 20, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218886/histopathologic-assessment-of-neurotoxicity-after-repeated-administration-of-gadodiamide-in-healthy-rats
#8
Ludwig Schlemm, Helena Radbruch, Alexander U Brandt, Michael Scheel, Friedemann Paul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217901/the-choice-of-the-dna-extraction-method-may-influence-the-outcome-of-the-soil-microbial-community-structure-analysis
#9
Sylwia Zielińska, Piotr Radkowski, Aleksandra Blendowska, Agnieszka Ludwig-Gałęzowska, Joanna M Łoś, Marcin Łoś
Metagenomics approaches and recent improvements in the next-generation sequencing methods, have become a method of choice in establishing a microbial population structure. Many commercial soil DNA extraction kits are available and due to their efficiency they are replacing traditional extraction protocols. However, differences in the physicochemical properties of soil samples require optimization of DNA extraction techniques for each sample separately. The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency, quality, and diversity of genetic material extracted with the use of commonly used kits...
February 20, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216064/internal-fixation-of-acetabular-fractures-in-an-older-population-using-the-timi-approach-midterm-results-of-a-prospective-study
#10
Rene Aigner, Ralf Hellige, Sabine Knippel, Ludwig Oberkircher, Steffen Ruchholtz, Benjamin Buecking
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of geriatric acetabular fractures continues to increase due to demographic changes. In the elderly, anterior column fractures are common, and standard approaches are associated with a considerable risk for surgery-associated complications. Therefore, a minimally invasive approach was developed in our department. The aim of this study was to examine early and mid-term results regarding the use of this novel two-incision minimally invasive (TIMI) approach in patients aged over 55 years with acetabular fractures...
February 3, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211560/carfilzomib-lenalidomide-and-dexamethasone-in-patients-with-relapsed-multiple-myeloma-categorised-by-age-secondary-analysis-from-the-phase-3-aspire-study
#11
Meletios A Dimopoulos, A Keith Stewart, Tamás Masszi, Ivan Špička, Albert Oriol, Roman Hájek, Laura Rosiñol, David Siegel, Georgi G Mihaylov, Vesselina Goranova-Marinova, Péter Rajnics, Aleksandr Suvorov, Ruben Niesvizky, Andrzej Jakubowiak, Jesus San-Miguel, Heinz Ludwig, Antonio Palumbo, Mihaela Obreja, Sanjay Aggarwal, Philippe Moreau
: A primary analysis of the ASPIRE study found that the addition of carfilzomib to lenalidomide and dexamethasone (carfilzomib group) significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) compared with lenalidomide and dexamethasone alone (control group) in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma (RMM). This post hoc analysis examined outcomes from ASPIRE in patients categorised by age. In the carfilzomib group, 103/396 patients were ≥70 years old, and in the control group, 115/396 patients were ≥70 years old...
February 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211475/biofilm-formation-of-the-black-yeast-like-fungus-exophiala-dermatitidis-and-its-susceptibility-to-antiinfective-agents
#12
Lisa Kirchhoff, Maike Olsowski, Katrin Zilmans, Silke Dittmer, Gerhard Haase, Ludwig Sedlacek, Eike Steinmann, Jan Buer, Peter-Michael Rath, Joerg Steinmann
Various fungi have the ability to colonize surfaces and to form biofilms. Fungal biofilm-associated infections are frequently refractory to targeted treatment because of resistance to antifungal drugs. One fungus that frequently colonises the respiratory tract of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is the opportunistic black yeast-like fungus Exophiala dermatitidis. We investigated the biofilm-forming ability of E. dermatitidis and its susceptibility to various antiinfective agents and natural compounds. We tested 58 E...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210456/severe-odontogenic-infection-an-emergency-case-report
#13
Marcelo Guzmán-Letelier, Claudia Crisosto-Jara, Camilo Diaz-Ricouz, Miguel Peñarrocha-Diago, David Peñarrocha-Oltra
Odontogenic infections (OI) are a major reason for consultation in dental practice. They affect people of all ages, and most of them respond well to current medical and surgical treatments. However, some OI can spread to vital and deep structures, overcome the host immune system - especially in diabetic, immunocompromised or weakened patients - and even prove fatal. Ludwig's angina is a severe form of diffuse cellulitis that can have an acute onset and spread very rapidly, bilaterally affecting areas of the head and neck, and may prove life threatening...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207922/mass-spectrometry-for-the-discovery-of-biomarkers-of-sepsis
#14
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Katelyn R Ludwig, Amanda B Hummon
Sepsis is a serious medical condition that occurs in 30% of patients in intensive care units (ICUs). Early detection of sepsis is key to prevent its progression to severe sepsis and septic shock, which can cause organ failure and death. Diagnostic criteria for sepsis are nonspecific and hinder a timely diagnosis in patients. Therefore, there is currently a large effort to detect biomarkers that can aid physicians in the diagnosis and prognosis of sepsis. Mass spectrometry is often the method of choice to detect metabolomic and proteomic changes that occur during sepsis progression...
February 16, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207662/expression-of-mirna-124a-in-cd4-cells-reflects-response-to-a-multidisciplinary-treatment-program-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
#15
Benjamin Luchting, Jens Heyn, Ludwig Christian Hinske, Shahnaz Christina Azad
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective evaluation of microRNA (miRNA) expression in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether pain- and T cell-related miRNAs are differentially expressed in CLBP when compared with healthy volunteers and whether these miRNAs may distinguish between responders and nonresponders to a multidisciplinary treatment program. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CLBP is a common health problem worldwide...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205573/extracellular-protonation-modulates-cell-cell-interaction-mechanics-and-tissue-invasion-in-human-melanoma-cells
#16
Verena Hofschröer, Kevin Alexander Koch, Florian Timo Ludwig, Peter Friedl, Hans Oberleithner, Christian Stock, Albrecht Schwab
Detachment of cells from the primary tumour precedes metastatic progression by facilitating cell release into the tissue. Solid tumours exhibit altered pH homeostasis with extracellular acidification. In human melanoma, the Na(+)/H(+) exchanger NHE1 is an important modifier of the tumour nanoenvironment. Here we tested the modulation of cell-cell-adhesion by extracellular pH and NHE1. MV3 tumour spheroids embedded in a collagen matrix unravelled the efficacy of cell-cell contact loosening and 3D emigration into an environment mimicking physiological confinement...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203140/tamoxifen-activation-of-cre-recombinase-has-no-persisting-effects-on-adult-neurogenesis-or-learning-and-anxiety
#17
Peter Rotheneichner, Pasquale Romanelli, Lara Bieler, Sebastian Pagitsch, Pia Zaunmair, Christina Kreutzer, Richard König, Julia Marschallinger, Ludwig Aigner, Sébastien Couillard-Després
Adult neurogenesis is a tightly regulated process continuously taking place in the central nervous system of most mammalian species. In neuroscience research, transgenic animals bearing the tamoxifen-inducible CreER(T2)-Lox system are widely used. In this study, we made use of a Nestin-CreER(T2)/R26R-YFP transgenic mouse model in which the CreER(T2) activates the expression of YFP in multipotent neural stem cells upon tamoxifen application. Humoral factors, such as the levels of estrogens, have been reported to affect the hippocampal neurogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202966/stable-colloids-in-molten-inorganic-salts
#18
Hao Zhang, Kinjal Dasbiswas, Nicholas B Ludwig, Gang Han, Byeongdu Lee, Suri Vaikuntanathan, Dmitri V Talapin
A colloidal solution is a homogeneous dispersion of particles or droplets of one phase (solute) in a second, typically liquid, phase (solvent). Colloids are ubiquitous in biological, chemical and technological processes, homogenizing highly dissimilar constituents. To stabilize a colloidal system against coalescence and aggregation, the surface of each solute particle is engineered to impose repulsive forces strong enough to overpower van der Waals attraction and keep the particles separated from each other...
February 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198369/giant-heat-transfer-in-the-crossover-regime-between-conduction-and-radiation
#19
Konstantin Kloppstech, Nils Könne, Svend-Age Biehs, Alejandro W Rodriguez, Ludwig Worbes, David Hellmann, Achim Kittel
Heat is transferred by radiation between two well-separated bodies at temperatures of finite difference in vacuum. At large distances the heat transfer can be described by black body radiation, at shorter distances evanescent modes start to contribute, and at separations comparable to inter-atomic spacing the transition to heat conduction should take place. We report on quantitative measurements of the near-field mediated heat flux between a gold coated near-field scanning thermal microscope tip and a planar gold sample at nanometre distances of 0...
February 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196293/developing-a-better-and-practical-definition-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#20
Sascha Meyer, Axel R Franz, Johannes Bay, Ludwig Gortner
The synopsis by Hines et al reports various definitions of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) (1). We agree there is a need to harmonise the definition of BPD and our definition (2) was adapted from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development network definition by Jobe and Bancalari (3) It incorporates important aspects that have evolved over time, such as the use of high-flow nasal cannulas, and takes into account differences between clinical centres, including different target oxygen saturations...
February 14, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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