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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934436/insights-into-onchocerca-volvulus-population-biology-through-multilocus-immunophenotyping
#1
Carmelle T Norice-Tra, José Ribeiro, Sasisekhar Bennuru, Michael P Fay, Rahul Tyagi, Makedonka Mitreva, Thomas B Nutman
We have developed a serologically based immunophenotyping approach to study Onchocerca volvulus (Ov) population diversity. Using genomic sequence data and polymerase chain reaction-based genotyping, we identified nonsynonymous single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genes of 16 major immunogenic Ov proteins: Ov-CHI-1/Ov-CHI-2, Ov16, Ov-FAR-1, Ov-CPI-1, Ov-B20, Ov-ASP-1, Ov-TMY-1, OvSOD1, OvGST1, Ov-CAL-1, M3/M4, Ov-RAL-1, Ov-RAL-2, Ov-ALT-1, Ov-FBA-1, and Ov-B8. We assessed the immunoreactivity of onchocerciasis patient sera (n = 152) from the Americas, West Africa, Central Africa, and East Africa against peptides derived from 10 of these proteins containing SNPs...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934306/causes-of-delay-in-door-to-balloon-time-in-south-east-asian-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#2
Wen Jun Sim, An Shing Ang, Mae Chyi Tan, Wen Wei Xiang, David Foo, Kwok Kong Loh, Fahim Haider Jafary, Timothy James Watson, Paul Jau Lueng Ong, Hee Hwa Ho
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate causes and impact of delay in the door-to-balloon (D2B) time for patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2012, 1268 patients (86% male, mean age of 58 ± 12 years) presented to our hospital for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and underwent PPCI. They were divided into two groups: Non-delay defined as D2B time ≤ 90 mins and delay group defined as D2B time > 90 mins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934148/tomato-leaf-curl-new-delhi-virus-an-emerging-virus-complex-threatening-vegetable-and-fiber-crops
#3
REVIEW
Enrique Moriones, Shelly Praveen, Supriya Chakraborty
The tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV) (genus Begomovirus, family Geminiviridae) represents an important constraint to tomato production, as it causes the most predominant and economically important disease affecting tomato in the Indian sub-continent. However, in recent years, ToLCNDV has been fast extending its host range and spreading to new geographical regions, including the Middle East and the western Mediterranean Basin. Extensive research on the genome structure, protein functions, molecular biology, and plant-virus interactions of ToLCNDV has been conducted in the last decade...
September 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934096/children-s-lead-exposure-a-multimedia-modeling-analysis-to-guide-public-health-decision-making
#4
Valerie Zartarian, Jianping Xue, Rogelio Tornero-Velez, James Brown
BACKGROUND: Drinking water and other sources for lead are the subject of public health concerns around the Flint, Michigan, drinking water and East Chicago, Indiana, lead in soil crises. In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) recommended establishment of a "health-based, household action level" for lead in drinking water based on children's exposure. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to develop a coupled exposure-dose modeling approach that can be used to determine what drinking water lead concentrations keep children's blood lead levels (BLLs) below specified values, considering exposures from water, soil, dust, food, and air...
September 12, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933876/infant-iron-deficiency-child-affect-and-maternal-unresponsiveness-testing-the-long-term-effects-of-functional-isolation
#5
Patricia East, Betsy Lozoff, Estela Blanco, Erin Delker, Jorge Delva, Pamela Encina, Sheila Gahagan
Children who are iron deficient (ID) or iron-deficient anemic (IDA) have been shown to seek and receive less stimulation from their caregivers, contributing to functional isolation. Over time, the reduced interactions between child and caregiver are thought to interfere with the acquisition of normative social competencies and adversely affect the child's development. The current study examined functional isolation in children who were ID or IDA in infancy in relation to social difficulties in middle childhood and problem behaviors in adolescence...
September 21, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933782/cardiovascular-disease-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-epidemiology-and-risk-factor-burden
#6
REVIEW
Karam Turk-Adawi, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Ibtihal Fadhil, Kathryn Taubert, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Nanette K Wenger, Nigel S Tan, Sherry L Grace
The Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) comprises 22 countries or territories spanning from Morocco in the west to Pakistan in the east, and contains a population of almost 600 million people. Like many other developing regions, the burden of disease in the EMR has shifted in the past 30 years from primarily communicable diseases to noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Cardiovascular mortality in the EMR, mostly attributable to ischaemic heart disease, is expected to increase more dramatically in the next decade than in any other region except Africa...
September 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933650/investigating-multiple-sclerosis-genetic-susceptibility-on-the-founder-population-of-east-central-sardinia-via-association-and-linkage-analysis-of-immune-related-loci
#7
Teresa Fazia, Roberta Pastorino, Luisa Foco, Lide Han, Mark Abney, Ashley Beecham, Athena Hadjixenofontos, Hui Guo, Davide Gentilini, Charalampos Papachristou, Pier Paolo Bitti, Anna Ticca, Carlo Berzuini, Jacob L McCauley, Luisa Bernardinelli
BACKGROUND: A wealth of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) responsible for multiple sclerosis (MS) susceptibility have been identified; however, they explain only a fraction of MS heritability. OBJECTIVES: We contributed to discovery of new MS susceptibility SNPs by studying a founder population with high MS prevalence. METHODS: We analyzed ImmunoChip data from 15 multiplex families and 94 unrelated controls from the Nuoro Province, Sardinia, Italy...
September 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933635/factors-involved-in-human-papillomavirus-hpv-vaccine-hesitancy-among-women-in-the-south-east-asian-region-sear-and-western-pacific-region-wpr-a-scoping-review
#8
Diviya Santhanes, Che Pui Wong, Yan Ye Yap, Saw Pui San, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, Tahir Mehmood Khan
A scoping review was performed to identify factors that may lead to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine hesitancy among women in low- and middle-income countries in South East Asian Region (SEAR) and Western Pacific Region (WPR). A systematic search of English and non-English articles using Pubmed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cochrane, MEDLINE, and CINAHL plus was conducted. Only 63 studies conducted in SEAR and WPR were included from inception until December 2016. Results of these studies have shown that poor awareness and knowledge of practices on cervical cancer prevention was evident in both SEAR and WPR...
September 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932579/patient-reported-outcomes-following-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-vats-resection-or-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-sabr-for-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-protocol-for-an-observational-pilot-study-lilac
#9
Cecilia Pompili, Kevin N Franks, Alessandro Brunelli, Yusuf S Hussain, Patricia Holch, Matthew E Callister, Jonathan M Robson, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Galina Velikova
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is increasingly a disease of the elderly and frail population with a median age of 70 years at diagnosis. Therefore, consideration of the impact of interventions on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and not only absolute survival is especially important. For non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been gaining popularity over the last few decades, replacing traditional open lobectomies. For high-risk patients who are not deemed suitable for surgery, stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) provides a potentially curative alternative...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932565/unique-distribution-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expression-in-east-asian-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#10
Yunjian Pan, Difan Zheng, Yuan Li, Xu Cai, Zongli Zheng, Yan Jin, Haichuan Hu, Chao Cheng, Lei Shen, Jian Wang, Hongbin Ji, Yihua Sun, Xiaoyan Zhou, Haiquan Chen
BACKGROUND: To determine the proportion and clinical features of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in East Asian non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: PD-L1 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and tumor proportion score (TPS) with the use of PD-L1 IHC 22C3 antibody (Dako North America) in 108 surgically resected lung squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and 221 lung adenocarcinomas (LUADs), and was correlated with clinical variables, histologic subtypes, and common driver mutations...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932172/estimating-the-contribution-of-mortality-selection-to-the-east-west-german-mortality-convergence
#11
Tobias C Vogt, Trifon I Missov
BACKGROUND: Before German reunification, old-age mortality was considerably higher in East Germany than West Germany but converged quickly afterward. Previous studies attributed this rapid catch-up to improved living conditions. We add to this discussion by quantifying for the first time the impact of mortality selection. METHODS: We use a gamma-Gompertz mortality model to estimate the contribution of selection to the East-West German mortality convergence before and after reunification...
2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931884/amplitude-of-travelling-front-as-inferred-from-14-c-predicts-levels-of-genetic-admixture-among-european-early-farmers
#12
Fabio Silva, Marc Vander Linden
Large radiocarbon datasets have been analysed statistically to identify, on the one hand, the dynamics and tempo of dispersal processes and, on the other, demographic change. This is particularly true for the spread of farming practices in Neolithic Europe. Here we combine the two approaches and apply them to a new, extensive dataset of 14,535 radiocarbon dates for the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods across the Near East and Europe. The results indicate three distinct demographic regimes: one observed in or around the centre of farming innovation and involving a boost in carrying capacity; a second appearing in regions where Mesolithic populations were well established; and a third corresponding to large-scale migrations into previously essentially unoccupied territories, where the travelling front is readily identified...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931677/structurally-guided-removal-of-deisgylase-biochemical-activity-from-papain-like-protease-originating-from-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-virus
#13
Courtney M Daczkowski, Octavia Goodwin, John V Dzimianski, Jonathan J Farhat, Scott D Pegan
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging human pathogen that is the causative agent for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). With MERS outbreaks resulting in over 35% fatalities and now spread to 27 countries, MERS-CoV poses a significant on-going threat to global human health. As part of its viral genome, MERS-CoV encodes for a papain-like protease (PLpro) that has been observed to act as a deubiquitinase and deISGylase to antagonize IFN-I immune pathways. This activity is in addition to its viral polypeptide cleavage function...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931567/sex-differences-in-risk-factor-management-of-coronary-heart-disease-across-three-regions
#14
Min Zhao, Ilonca Vaartjes, Ian Graham, Diederick Grobbee, Wilko Spiering, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Mark Woodward, Sanne Ae Peters
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether there are sex differences in risk factor management of patients with established coronary heart disease (CHD), and to assess demographic variations of any potential sex differences. METHODS: Patients with CHD were recruited from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East between 2012-2013. Adherence to guideline-recommended treatment and lifestyle targets was assessed and summarised as a Cardiovascular Health Index Score (CHIS). Age-adjusted regression models were used to estimate odds ratios for women versus men in risk factor management...
September 20, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931140/infection-with-echinostoma-sp-in-a-group-of-travellers-to-lake-tanganyika-tanzania-in-january-2017
#15
Ruth N Chunge, Charles N Chunge
A small group of travellers became infected with Echinostoma sp. after ingesting raw fish which they caught in Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania, in January 2017. The infection was diagnosed by finding the characteristic eggs in stool samples collected over a 2-week period following their return to Kenya. Echinostoma is a genus of parasitic flukes normally known to infect humans in southeast Asia and the Far East. This appears to be the first report of echinostomiasis in East Africa which can be attributed clearly to ingestion of locally caught raw fish...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931094/ethnicity-and-skin-autofluorescence-based-risk-engines-for-cardiovascular-disease-and-diabetes-mellitus
#16
Muhammad Saeed Ahmad, Torben Kimhofer, Sultan Ahmad, Mohammed Nabil AlAma, Hala Hisham Mosli, Salwa Ibrahim Hindawi, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Katarína Šebeková, Zoheir Abdullah Damanhouri, Elaine Holmes
Skin auto fluorescence (SAF) is used as a proxy for the accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and has been proposed to stratify patients into cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes mellitus (DM) risk groups. This study evaluates the effects of seven different ethnicities (Arab, Central-East African, Eastern Mediterranean, European, North African, South Asian and Southeast Asian) and gender on SAF as well as validating SAF assessment as a risk estimation tool for CVD and DM in an Arabian cohort...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931081/female-reproductive-success-and-calf-survival-in-a-north-sea-coastal-bottlenose-dolphin-tursiops-truncatus-population
#17
Kevin P Robinson, Texa M C Sim, Ross M Culloch, Thomas S Bean, Isabel Cordoba Aguilar, Sonja M Eisfeld, Miranda Filan, Gary N Haskins, Genevieve Williams, Graham J Pierce
Between-female variation in reproductive output provides a strong measure of individual fitness and a quantifiable measure of the health of a population which may be highly informative to management. In the present study, we examined reproductive traits in female bottlenose dolphins from the east coast of Scotland using longitudinal sightings data collected over twenty years. From a total of 102 females identified between 1997 and 2016, 74 mothers produced a collective total of 193 calves. Females gave birth from 6 to 13 years of age with a mean age of 8...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930683/differential-mechanisms-for-shp2-binding-and-activation-are-exploited-by-geographically-distinct-helicobacter-pylori-caga-oncoproteins
#18
Takeru Hayashi, Miki Senda, Nobuhiro Suzuki, Hiroko Nishikawa, Chi Ben, Chao Tang, Lisa Nagase, Kaori Inoue, Toshiya Senda, Masanori Hatakeyama
Helicobacter pylori East Asian CagA is more closely associated with gastric cancer than Western CagA. Here we show that, upon tyrosine phosphorylation, the East Asian CagA-specific EPIYA-D segment binds to the N-SH2 domain of pro-oncogenic SHP2 phosphatase two orders of magnitude greater than Western CagA-specific EPIYA-C. This high-affinity binding is achieved via cryptic interaction between Phe at the +5 position from phosphotyrosine in EPIYA-D and a hollow on the N-SH2 phosphopeptide-binding floor. Also, duplication of EPIYA-C in Western CagA, which increases gastric cancer risk, enables divalent high-affinity binding with SHP2 via N-SH2 and C-SH2...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930165/timeliness-of-childhood-primary-immunization-and-risk-factors-related-with-delays-evidence-from-the-2014-zhejiang-provincial-vaccination-coverage-survey
#19
Yu Hu, Qian Li, Yaping Chen
Background: this study aimed to assess both immunization coverage and timeliness, as well as reasons for non-vaccination, and identity the risk factors of delayed immunization, for the vaccines scheduled during the first year of life, in Zhejiang province, east China. Methods: A cluster survey among children aged 24-35 months was conducted. Demographic information and socio-economic characteristics of the selected child, the mother, and the household were collected. Immunization data were transcribed from immunization cards...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930085/importation-of-cyhv-2-infected-goldfish-into-the-netherlands
#20
Takafumi Ito, Jun Kurita, Olga L M Haenen
Cyprinid herpesvirus 2 (CyHV-2) is known as the causative agent of herpesviral haematopoietic necrosis in goldfish Carassius auratus auratus. However, the virus has also been detected in Prussian carp C. gibelio and crucian carp C. carassius from European and Asian countries. To prevent spread of the causative virus to other areas, investigation of the risk factors of spread of this virus is important. In this study, 8 batches of goldfish imported into the Netherlands by airfreight from Asia and the Middle East were investigated for the presence of the virus...
September 20, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
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