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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731162/a-homozygous-myo7a-mutation-associated-to-usher-syndrome-and-unilateral-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder
#1
Hong Xia, Pengzhi Hu, Lamei Yuan, Wei Xiong, Hongbo Xu, Junhui Yi, Zhijian Yang, Xiong Deng, Yi Guo, Hao Deng
Usher syndrome (USH) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by sensorineural hearing loss, progressive visual loss and night blindness due to retinitis pigmentosa (RP), with or without vestibular dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to detect the causative gene in a consanguineous Chinese family with USH. A c.3696_3706del (p.R1232Sfs*72) variant in the myosin VIIa gene (MYO7A) was identified in the homozygous state by exome sequencing. The co‑segregation of the MYO7A c.3696_3706del variant with the phenotype of deafness and progressive visual loss in the USH family was confirmed by Sanger sequencing...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730325/single-stage-photofermentative-biohydrogen-production-from-sugar-beet-molasses-by-different-purple-non-sulfur-bacteria
#2
Emrah Sagir, Ebru Ozgur, Ufuk Gunduz, Inci Eroglu, Meral Yucel
Biohydrogen production via fermentative routes offers considerable advantages in waste recycling and sustainable energy production. This can be realized by single-stage dark or photofermentative processes, or by a two-stage integrated process; the latter offering the higher production yields due to complete conversion of sugar substrates into H2 and CO2. However, problems arising from the integration of these two processes limit its scale-up and implementation. Hence, high efficiency one-step fermentative biohydrogen production processes from sugar-rich wastes are preferable...
July 20, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730304/novel-ribonuclease-activity-of-cusativin-from-cucumis-sativus-for-mapping-nucleoside-modifications-in-rna
#3
Balasubrahmanyam Addepalli, Sarah Venus, Priti Thakur, Patrick A Limbach
A recombinant ribonuclease, cusativin, was characterized for its cytidine-specific cleavage ability of RNA to map chemical modifications. Following purification of native cusativin protein as described before (Rojo et al. Planta 194:328, 17), partial amino acid sequencing was carried out to identify the corresponding protein coding gene in cucumber genome. Cloning and heterologous expression of the identified gene in Escherichia coli resulted in successful production of active protein as a C-terminal His-tag fusion protein...
July 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730077/proteomic-profiling-of-early-degenerative-retina-of-rcs-rats
#4
Zhi-Hong Zhu, Yan Fu, Chuan-Huang Weng, Cong-Jian Zhao, Zheng-Qin Yin
AIM: To identify the underlying cellular and molecular changes in retinitis pigmentosa (RP). METHODS: Label-free quantification-based proteomics analysis, with its advantages of being more economic and consisting of simpler procedures, has been used with increasing frequency in modern biological research. Dystrophic RCS rats, the first laboratory animal model for the study of RP, possess a similar pathological course as human beings with the diseases. Thus, we employed a comparative proteomics analysis approach for in-depth proteome profiling of retinas from dystrophic RCS rats and non-dystrophic congenic controls through Linear Trap Quadrupole - orbitrap MS/MS, to identify the significant differentially expressed proteins (DEPs)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729555/inhibition-of-phosphodiesterase-5-suppresses-calcineurin-nfat-mediated-trpc6-expression-in-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells
#5
Shaojun Li, Yilin Pan, Rui Ke, Xinming Xie, Cui Zhai, Wenhua Shi, Jian Wang, Xin Yan, Limin Chai, Qingting Wang, Qianqian Zhang, Xiaofan Su, Lan Yang, Li Gao, Manxiang Li
The up-regulation of transient receptor potential channel 6 (TRPC6) has been found to contribute to the proliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs), and inhibition of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) has been shown to suppress TRPC6 expression in PASMCs. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the up-regulation of TRPC6 expression and PDE5 modulation of TRPC6 expression in PASMCs remain largely unclear. The aim of this study is to address these issues. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) dose and time-dependently up-regulated TRPC6 expression in primary cultured rat PASMCs, and this was accompanied with the activation of calcineurin and subsequent translocation of NFATc4 to the nucleus...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728989/caution-with-use-of-the-expanded-prostate-cancer-index-composite-50-urinary-bother-scale-how-voiding-dysfunction-modifies-its-performance
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Lin Yang, Adam S Kibel, Graham A Colditz, Ratna Pakpahan, Kellie R Imm, Sonya Izadi, Robert L Grubb, Kathleen Y Wolin, Siobhan Sutcliffe
PURPOSE: We evaluated the agreement between patient-reported urinary function and bother, and sexual function and bother in radical prostatectomy (RP) patients to help inform possible non-functional, modifiable mechanisms for patient bother. METHODS: Patients were recruited from 2011-2014 at Washington University and Brigham & Women's Hospital. Urinary and sexual outcomes were assessed by the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite-50 (EPIC-50) before, five weeks, and 12 months after RP...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727374/dipyridamole-reduces-penile-apoptosis-in-a-rat-model-of-post-prostatectomy-erectile-dysfunction
#7
Omer Kutlu, Ersagun Karaguzel, Ali Ertan Okatan, Ahmet Mentese, Esin Yulug, Ilke Onur Kazaz, Selcuk Kutlu, Eyup Dil, Huseyin Eren, Ahmet Alver
PURPOSE: Despite the nerve-sparing technique, many patients suffer from erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy (RP) due to cavernous nerve injury. The aim of this study was to evaluate dipyridamole as a potential treatment agent of post-radical prostatectomy erectile dysfunction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 18 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into three experimental Groups (SHAM+DMSO, BCNI+DMSO and BCNI+DIP). An animal model of bilateral cavernous nerve crush injury (BCNI) was established to mimic the partial nerve damage during nerve-sparing RP...
June 14, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726509/soymilk-fermentation-by-enterococcus-faecalis-vb43-leads-to-reduction-in-the-immunoreactivity-of-allergenic-proteins-%C3%AE-conglycinin-7s-and-glycinin-11s
#8
V Biscola, A Rodriguez de Olmos, Y Choiset, H Rabesona, M S Garro, F Mozzi, J-M Chobert, M Drouet, T Haertlé, B D G M Franco
Food allergies represent a serious problem affecting human health and soy proteins rank among the most allergenic proteins from food origin. The proteolytic enzymes produced by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) can hydrolyse the major allergens present in soybean, reducing their immunoreactivity. Many studies have reported the ability of LAB to ferment soy-based products; while the majority of them focus on the improvement of the sensory characteristics and functionality of soy proteins, a lack of information about the role of lactic fermentation in the reduction of immunoreactivity of these proteins exists...
July 20, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725591/diffusion-weighted-imaging-of-the-prostate-principles-application-and-advances
#9
REVIEW
Martin H Maurer, Johannes T Heverhagen
This review article aims to provide an overview on the principles of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) and its applications in the imaging of the prostate. DW-MRI with regards to different applications for prostate cancer (PCa) detection and characterization, local staging as well as for active surveillance (AS) and tumor recurrence after radical prostatectomy (RP) will be discussed. Furthermore, advances in DW-MRI techniques like diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) will be presented.
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725144/comparative-study-of-antioxidant-activity-and-validated-rp-hptlc-analysis-of-rutin-in-the-leaves-of-different-acacia-species-grown-in-saudi-arabia
#10
Perwez Alam, Mohamed F Alajmi, Ahmed H Arbab, Mohammad K Parvez, Nasir A Siddiqui, Saleh I Alqasoumi, Adnan J Al-Rehaily, Mohammed S Al-Dosari, Omer A Basudan
The present study assessed the comparative antioxidant potential of the ethanol extract (EE) of leaves of four Acacia species (Acacia salicina, AS; Acacia laeta, AL; Acacia hamulosa AH; and Acacia tortilis, AT) grown in Saudi Arabia, including RP-HPTLC quantification of antioxidant biomarker rutin. In vitro DPPH radical scavenging and β-carotene-linoleic acid bleaching assays showed the promising antioxidant activities of Acacia extracts: ASEE (IC50: 60.39 and 324.65 μg/ml) >ALEE (IC50: 217.06 and 423...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725141/high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography-based-concurrent-estimation-of-biomarkers-ent-phyllanthidine-and-rutin-in-the-dried-aerial-parts-of-flueggea-virosa
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Nasir A Siddiqui, Ramzi A Mothana, Adnan J Al-Rehaily, Perwez Alam, Muhammad Yousaf, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Abdulrahman Alatar
The biomarkers are needed to be defined for standardization purposes so that safe and effective herbal formulations can be catered to the society. There is an urgent need for statistical support of herbal drugs because most of the herbal products are still used in the non-standardized form. This study is based on the development of a simple and sensitive RP-HPTLC method for concurrent estimation of two biomarkers ent-phyllanthidine and rutin in the methanol extract of aerial parts of Flueggea virosa. The developed method was found to be simple, economic and sensitive...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725083/estimation-of-nonlinear-adsorption-isotherms-in-gradient-elution-rp-lc-of-peptides-in-the-presence-of-an-adsorbing-additive
#12
Dennis Åsberg, Marek Leśko, Tomas Leek, Jörgen Samuelsson, Krzysztof Kaczmarski, Torgny Fornstedt
ABSTRACT: In electrostatic repulsive interaction chromatography, using a charged surface hybrid sorbent carrying positive charges can improve the peak shape of peptides in reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RP-LC), especially in overloaded conditions, compared with standard C18 sorbents. However, the positive surface charges can interact with anionic additives commonly used in peptide separations, e.g., trifluoroacetic acid (TFA), complicating adsorption isotherm estimation. We investigated how the competition for available adsorption sites between TFA and two peptides influenced the adsorption isotherm in gradient elution...
2017: Chromatographia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725054/quantifying-magnetic-sensitivity-of-radical-pair-based-compass-by-quantum-fisher-information
#13
Li-Sha Guo, Bao-Ming Xu, Jian Zou, Bin Shao
The radical pair (RP) based compass is considered as one of the principal models of avian magnetoreception. Different from the conventional approach where the sensitivity of RP based compass is described by the singlet yield, we introduce the quantum Fisher information (QFI), which represents the maximum information about the magnetic field's direction extracted from the RP state, to quantify the sensitivity of RP based compass. The consistency between our results and experimental observations suggests that the QFI may serve as a measure to describe the sensitivity of RP based compass...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724860/new-approach-to-3d-printing-of-facial-prostheses-using-combination-of-open-source-software-and-conventional-techniques-a-case-report
#14
Nafij B Jamayet, Yap J Abdullah, Zainul A Rajion, Adam Husein, Mohammad K Alam
The wax sculpting of a maxillofacial prosthesis is challenging, time-consuming, and requires great skill. Rapid prototyping (RP) systems allow these hurdles to be overcome by enabling the creation of a customized 3D model of the desired prosthesis. Geomagic and Mimics are the most suitable software programs with which to design such prostheses. However, due to the high cost of these applications and the special training required to operate them, they are not widely used. Additionally, ill-fitting margins and other discrepancies in the final finished products of RP systems are also inevitable...
2017: Bulletin of Tokyo Dental College
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723518/mid-term-outcomes-following-salvage-lymph-node-dissection-for-prostate-cancer-nodal-recurrence-status-post-radical-prostatectomy
#15
Fabio Zattoni, Avinash Nehra, Christopher R Murphy, Laureano Rangel, Lance Mynderse, Val Lowe, Eugene Kwon, R Jeffrey Karnes
BACKGROUND: Patients with oligometastatic prostate cancer lymph node recurrence can be treated with many options including salvage lymph node dissection (sLND). OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of outcomes of sLND and identification of clinicopathologic features in predicting further biochemical and radiological relapse after sLND for prostate cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Between November 1, 2009 and March 31, 2015, 117 patients with biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP) underwent sLND by a single surgeon after a standardized 11C-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722356/hansen-solubility-parameters-for-assay-method-optimization-of-simvastatin-ramipril-atenolol-hydrochlorothiazide-and-aspirin-in-human-plasma-using-liquid-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#16
Murali Mohan Reddy Devalapalli, Hanumanth Srikanth Cheruvu, Thejaswi Yertha, Vijaya Bhaskar Veeravalli, Sunitha Sampathi, Savithri Shivakumar
A simple, specific, sensitive validated method was developed using liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization of human plasma for the simultaneous estimation of drugs (simvastatin, ramipril, atenolol, hydrochlorothiazide and aspirin) of Polycap(TM) capsule used in cardiovascular therapy. The interaction of these actives including internal standards between the stationary and mobile phase were investigated using Hansen solubility parameters. Chromatographic separation was performed on Phenomenex Synergi Polar-RP (30 × 2 mm, 4 μm) column with a gradient mobile phase composition of acetonitrile and 5 mM ammonium formate for positive mode and 0...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721887/external-beam-radiation-therapy-with-a-brachytherapy-boost-versus-radical-prostatectomy-in-gleason-pattern-5-prostate-cancer-a-population-based-cohort-study
#17
Chenyang Wang, Amar U Kishan, Mitchell Kamrava, Michael L Steinberg, Christopher R King
PURPOSE: Patients with prostate cancer (PCa) containing Gleason pattern (GP) 5 disease experience a greater and earlier incidence of prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) than general PCa patients. This affords the statistical power to compare PCSM outcomes among different treatment modalities even when restricting the analysis to patients treated in the modern era. The purpose of the present study was to compare the survival outcomes among patients with GP 5 PCa on needle core biopsy or transurethral resection of the prostate who underwent extremely dose-escalated radiation therapy (RT; exemplified by external beam RT with a brachytherapy boost [EBRT + BT]) versus radical prostatectomy (RP) in the modern era...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721479/new-prostate-cancer-prognostic-grade-group-pgg-can-multiparametric-mri-mpmri-accurately-separate-patients-with-low-intermediate-and-high-grade-cancer
#18
Jamie N Holtz, Rachel Kloss Silverman, Kae Jack Tay, Jill T Browning, Jiaoti Huang, Thomas J Polascik, Rajan T Gupta
PURPOSE: Our objective is to determine the accuracy of multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) in predicting pathologic grade of prostate cancer (PCa) after radical prostatectomy (RP) using simple apparent diffusion coefficient metrics and, specifically, whether mpMRI can accurately separate disease into one of two risk categories (low vs. higher grade) or one of three risk categories (low, intermediate, or high grade) corresponding to the new prognostic grade group (PGG) criteria. METHODS: This retrospective, HIPAA-compliant, IRB-approved study included 140 patients with PCa who underwent 3 T mpMRI with endorectal coil and transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS-G) biopsy before RP...
July 18, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721016/a-review-of-the-literature-analyzing-benefits-and-concerns-of-infliximab-biosimilar-ct-p13-for-the-treatment-of-rheumatologic-diseases-focus-on-interchangeability
#19
REVIEW
Andrea Becciolini, Maria Gabriella Raimondo, Chiara Crotti, Elena Agape, Martina Biggioggero, Ennio Giulio Favalli
The introduction of biological agents drastically changed the treatment paradigm of inflammatory arthritides, ameliorating the natural history of the diseases but concomitantly increasing the drug costs due to the manufacturing process. On this concern, biosimilar drugs may represent a valid option for reducing this elevated cost and increasing the availability of these highly effective treatments. Recently, CT-P13, the first biosimilar of infliximab, has been approved with the same indications established for the reference product (RP), and its daily use is progressively increasing...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720880/pattern-of-retinal-morphological-and-functional-decay-in-a-light-inducible-rhodopsin-mutant-mouse
#20
Claudia Gargini, Elena Novelli, Ilaria Piano, Martina Biagioni, Enrica Strettoi
Hallmarks of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a family of genetic diseases, are a typical rod-cone-degeneration with initial night blindness and loss of peripheral vision, followed by decreased daylight sight and progressive visual acuity loss up to legal blindness. Great heterogeneity in nature and function of mutated genes, variety of mutations for each of them, variability in phenotypic appearance and transmission modality contribute to make RP a still incurable disease. Translational research relies on appropriate animal models mimicking the genetic and phenotypic diversity of the human pathology...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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