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Yamada Tomoya - - 2013
We hypothesized that fattening Wagyu cattle fed conventional low-vitamin fattening diets are exposed to oxidative stress. In this experiment, we studied the plasma concentrations of 8-isoprostane and the fat depot-specific effects of the diet-induced adipogenic (C/EBPβ, C/EBPδ, C/EBPα and PPARγ2) and adipokine (VEGF, FGF-2, leptin and adiponectin) gene expressions in ...
Stojałowski Stefan - - 2013
The sterilising cytoplasm from Triticum timopheevii is presently considered to be the most promising as regards to the seed production of triticale hybrid cultivars. This study was aimed at the utilisation of Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT) for the preliminary identification of genomic regions with loci controlling male sterility/fertility in the ...
Delgado Juan L - - 2013
Buckyballs represent a new and fascinating molecular allotropic form of carbon that has received a lot of attention by the chemical community during the last two decades. The unabating interest on this singular family of highly strained carbon spheres has allowed the establishing of the fundamental chemical reactivity of these ...
Zohrabyan Lev - - 2013
In 2009-2010, females who reported having vaginal, anal or oral sex in exchange for money in the previous year, ≥16 years, and living in either Chisinau (n = 299) or Balti (n = 359), Moldova, were recruited into a respondent driven sampling survey. One fifth reported ever injecting drugs and over 30 % ever had sexual ...
Tural Deniz - - 2013
Background/Aims: Cetuximab is currently approved for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCR) with KRAS wild-type. Prior few studies demonstrated that G13D mutated tumors could benefit from cetuximab. This study aims to investigate whether KRAS G13D mutated tumors benefit from cetuximab in the chemotherapy refractory patients. Methodology: We retrospectively compared ...
Kochhann Daiani - - 2013
Despite safety protocols, crude oil extraction and transportation in the Amazon basin has a potential for inadvertent oil spills, which can impact aquatic organisms in local rivers. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of crude oil on juvenile Amazonian fish tambaqui, Colossoma macropomum, at various biological ...
Hussain Khalid - - 2013
We discuss a 10-year experience of all the thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDC) removed at our institution, assessing whether management was appropriate and to compare our outcomes and success rate with current literature. We performed a retrospective review of TGDC surgery at our institution from 2000 to 2010. During the study ...
Tirilomis Theodor - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The development of a student exchange program was an essential part of the cooperation between the Medical Schools of the University of Goettingen (Germany) and the University of Thrace in Alexandroupolis (Greece). The student exchange program started in 2008 and was performed once a year. The experiences of this ...
Zhang Xiao - - 2013
In natural environments bacteria often adopt a biofilm-growth mode. PotD is a spermidine/putrescine-binding periplasmic protein belonging to polyamine transport system and we have examined its role during biofilm formation and for planktonic growth in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) strains that either over-express PotD (PotD+), or under-express it (PotDi) and also in ...
Otani Kentaro - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Phagocytosis of apoptotic cells is carried out through bridging of phosphatidylserine (PS)-expressing apoptotic cells and integrin αvβ3-expressing phagocytes with lactadherin. The objective of this study was to examine whether microbubbles targeted to integrin αvβ3 could be produced by conjugating a PS-containing clinically available ultrasound contrast agent with lactadherin. MATERIALS ...
Jacques Rezende Delgado Ronan - - 2013
This study investigated the efficacy of calcium hydroxide and chlorhexidine gel for the elimination of intratubular Candida albicans (C. albicans). Human single-rooted teeth contaminated with C. albicans were treated with calcium hydroxide, 2% chlorhexidine gel, calcium hydroxide plus 2% chlorhexidine gel, or saline (0.9% sodium chloride) as a positive control. ...
Guerra Raquel Schier - - 2013
Knowledge of natural ecology is essential for a better understanding of pathogenicity and opportunism in black yeast-like fungi. Although etiological agents of diseases caused by these fungi are supposed to originate from the environment, their isolation from nature is difficult. This is probably due to their oligotrophic nature, low competitive ...
Takeno Shinsuke - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to clarify the long-term prognostic impact and oncologic feasibility of thoracoscopic esophagectomy (TSE) in patients with esophageal cancer in comparison with open thoracic esophagectomy (OTE). METHODS: Patients with esophageal cancer underwent surgically curative esophagectomy without neoadjuvant therapy from January 1991 to December 2008 and were ...
Suzuki Ema - - 2013
Conditioned taste aversion (CTA) induced by the application of a novel taste such as sodium saccharin (Sac) as the conditioned stimulus (CS) and a malaise-inducing agent as the unconditioned stimulus (US), results in acquisition of CTA memory to Sac. In contrast, CTA is extinguished by repeated presentations of the CS ...
Achenbach P - - 2013
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Islet autoantibody-positive children progress to type 1 diabetes at variable rates. In our study, we asked whether characteristic autoantibody and/or gene profiles could be defined for phenotypes showing extreme progression. METHODS: Autoantibodies to insulin (IAA), GAD (GADA), insulinoma-associated antigen-2 (IA-2A) and zinc transporter 8 (ZnT8A) were measured in follow-up ...
Caldas Sergiane Souza - - 2013
Water is fundamental to the existence of life since it is essential to a series of activities, such as agriculture, power generation, and public and industrial supplies. The residual water generated by these activities is released into the environment, reaches the water systems, and becomes a potential risk to nontarget ...
Tombuloglu Huseyin - - 2013
MYB family of transcription factors (TF) comprises one of the largest transcription factors in plants and is represented in all eukaryotes. They include highly conserved MYB repeats (1R, R2R3, 3R, and 4R) in the N-terminus. In addition to this, they have diverse C-terminal sequences which help the protein gain wide ...
Nakagawa Tomoki - - 2013
We present the case of a patient with malignant lymphoma resulting from chronic pyothorax after artificial pneumothorax for pulmonary tuberculosis. The 81-year-old female patient had a medical history of artificial pneumothorax from left pulmonary tuberculosis when she was 23 years old and subsequent chronic pyothorax. She had become aware of pain ...
Johnson Timothy R - - 2013
A Thurstonian model for ranking data assumes that observed rankings are consistent with those of a set of underlying continuous variables. This model is appealing since it renders ranking data amenable to familiar models for continuous response variables-namely, linear regression models. To date, however, the use of Thurstonian models for ...
Quinn Gwendolyn P - - 2013
Rapid tissue donation (RTD) is an advancing oncology research procedure for collecting tumors, metastases, and unaffected tissue 2-6 h after death. Researchers can better determine rates of progression, response to treatment, and polymorphic differences among patients. Cancer patients may inquire about posthumous body donation for research to offer a personal contribution ...
Westerhout Joost - - 2013
In the development of central nervous system (CNS)-targeted drugs, the prediction of human CNS target exposure is a big challenge. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations have often been suggested as a 'good enough' surrogate for brain extracellular fluid (brainECF, brain target site) concentrations in humans. However, brain anatomy and physiology indicates ...
Tamayo Uria Ibon - - 2013
Urban Norway rats are challenging pests, posing significant health and economic threats. Implementing ecologically based integrated rodent management (EBIRM) programmes relies primarily on the understanding of ecological relationships between rodents and their environments, with emphasis on the processes influencing rodent populations in the target ecosystem. We investigated the temporal distribution ...
Kandeel Manal - - 2013
A variety of novel thieno[3,2-d]pyrimidines with different decorating functional groups were synthesized as a part of a study aiming to enrich the arsenal of chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer. The design of synthetic molecules based on DNA-interchelating properties by hydrogen bond formation. The reported compounds herein are: 4-aminothienopyrimidine ...
Long Manhai - - 2013
Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are perfluorinated compounds that widely exist in the environment and can elicit adverse effects including endocrine disruption in humans and animals. This study investigated the effect of seven PFAAs on the thyroid hormone (TH) system assessing the proliferation of the 3,3',5-triiodo-L-thryonine (T3)-dependent rat pituitary GH3 cells using ...
Camarda Lawrence - - 2013
PURPOSE: A suture passed along the part of the graft that will be inserted into the femoral tunnel is widely used by surgeons, because it could prevent the graft sliding on the femoral fixation device during pulling from the tibial side. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ...
Hu Yue-Jian - - 2013
The objective of this study was to investigate the compositional profiles and microbial shifts of oral microbiota during head-and-neck radiotherapy. Bioinformatic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing was performed to assess the diversity and variation of oral microbiota of irradiated patients. Eight patients with head and neck cancers were ...
Shin Keon Sung - - 2013
The effects of berberine on long-term administration of L-DOPA in 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease (PD) were investigated. Rat models of PD were prepared by 6-OHDA lesions in the ipsilateral sides, and then were treated with berberine (5 and 15 mg/kg) and/or L-DOPA (10 mg/kg) once daily for 21 days. Treatments ...
Hera R - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to review the 12-year visual outcomes of patients who underwent surgical removal for subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) attributable to pathologic myopia. This retrospective study included 14 patients, with a mean age of 45.8 years, high myopia (>6 D) and classic subfoveal CNV. They were treated with ...
Kaiser Karen - - 2013
Black women face the greatest breast cancer mortality burden of any racial or ethnic group in the United States. Breast cancer disparity is particularly pronounced in Chicago, where Black women were 62 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than their White counterparts in 2007. No work to date ...
Adams André A - - 2013
Quantitating explosive materials at trace concentrations in real-time on-site within the marine environment may prove critical to protecting civilians, waterways, and military personnel during this era of increased threat of widespread terroristic activity. Presented herein are results from recent field trials that demonstrate detection and quantitation of small nitroaromatic molecules ...
Mallavia Ricardo - - 2013
Interaction between poly[9,9-bis(6'-bromohexyl)-2,7-fluorene-co-alt-1,4-phenylene] (PFPBr2), a neutral conjugated polyfluorene which is completely insoluble in water, and zwitterionic phospholipids has been investigated in order to generate new fluorescent structures which are stable in aqueous media as a means of extending the biological applications of these kinds of polymers. Two types of differently ...
Kitazono Hammell Mary T - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing total body irradiation (TBI) often develop delayed skeletal complications. Bone-age studies in these children often reveal subtle paraphyseal changes including physeal widening, metaphyseal irregularity and paraphyseal exostoses. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether paraphyseal changes on a bone-age study following TBI indicate a predisposition toward developing other radiation-associated skeletal ...
Moghanibashi Mehdi - - 2013
Nuclear pore complex (NPC) is the only corridor for macromolecules exchange between nucleus and cytoplasm. NPC and its components, nucleoporins, play important role in the diverse physiological processes including macromolecule exchange, chromosome segregation, apoptosis and gene expression. Recent reports also suggest involvement of nucleoporins in carcinogenesis. Applying proteomics, we analyzed ...
Juergens Norbert - - 2013
The sand termite Psammotermes allocerus generates local ecosystems, so-called fairy circles, through removal of short-lived vegetation that appears after rain, leaving circular barren patches. Because of rapid percolation and lack of evapotranspiration, water is retained within the circles. This process results in the formation of rings of perennial vegetation that ...
Karahashi Minako - - 2013
The Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rat is an animal model for spontaneous-onset, non-obese type 2 diabetes. Despite abundant evidence about disorders in metabolism, little information is available about fatty acid metabolism in the liver of GK rats. This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of the fatty acid profile, particularly MUFA, and ...
Riina Elizabeth M - - 2013
Research on coparenting documents that mothers' and fathers' coordination and mutual support in their parenting roles is linked to their offspring's adjustment in childhood, but we know much less about the coparenting of adolescents. Taking a family systems perspective, this study assessed two dimensions of coparenting, parents' shared decision-making and ...
Kerrigan Deanna L - - 2013
We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of community empowerment interventions for HIV prevention among sex workers in low- and middle-income countries from 1990-2010. Two coders abstracted data using standardized forms. Of 6,664 citations screened, ten studies met inclusion criteria. For HIV infection, two observational studies showed a significantly protective ...
Predazzi Irene M - - 2013
In the coming years, genomics will impact clinical practice in multiple ways. However, one of the most important applications will be in the determination of the best treatments in personalized medicine. This is, in fact, one of the fields in which genetic variants have already been most successful and useful ...
Gervasi Stephanie S - - 2013
The emerging fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), has been associated with global amphibian population declines and extinctions. American bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) are widely reported to be a tolerant host and a carrier of Bd that spreads the pathogen to less tolerant hosts. Here, we examined whether bullfrogs raised from eggs ...
Fujinaka Hidetake - - 2013
More than 600 bacterial species have been identified in the oral cavity, but only a limited number of species show a strong association with periodontitis. The purpose of the present study was to provide a comprehensive outline of the microbiota in dental plaque related to periodontal status. Dental plaque from ...
Maréchal Amandine - - 2013
Attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy was used to investigate the binding of Na+ and Ca2+cations to bovine cytochrome c oxidase in its fully oxidized and partially reduced, cyanide-ligated (a2+a33+-CN) (mixed valence) forms. These ions induced distinctly different IR binding spectra, indicating that the induced structural changes are ...
Tytgat Stefaan H A J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the direct effect of pneumoperitoneum (PP) on microcirculation and its influence on the quality of tissue perfusion. This study aimed to investigate the intraoperative effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas PP on microcirculation density and perfusion in neonates receiving laparoscopic surgery for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. ...
Zeng Yin-Xin - - 2013
Fjords and open oceans are two typical marine ecosystems in the Arctic region, where glacial meltwater and sea ice meltwater have great effects on the bacterioplankton community structure during the summer season. This study aimed to determine the differences in bacterioplankton communities between these two ecosystems in the Arctic region. ...
Kobayashi Minoru - - 2013
Recently, novel molecular targeted agents markedly changed the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), with promising results. However, there is little understanding of how these agents affect immune cell populations in RCC, an immunogenic tumor. Therefore, we investigated the changes in the peripheral blood immune cells in 58 RCC patients ...
Speers-Roesch Ben - - 2013
The ability to maintain stable cardiac function during environmental hypoxia exposure is crucial for hypoxia tolerance in animals and depends upon the maintenance of cardiac energy balance as well as the state of the heart's extracellular environment (e.g., availability of metabolic fuels). Hypoxic depression of plasma [non-esterified fatty acids] (NEFA), ...
Parmenter Belinda J - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Exercise is a widely accepted treatment known to improve walking ability in persons with peripheral arterial disease (PAD); however, it has not been confirmed as to whether exercise improves fitness and performance-based function and, consequently, performance of activities of daily living (ADL). This systematic review aims to ...
Ozaydın Eda - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To investigate association between vitamin D status and recurrent wheezing in infants. METHODS: Thirty infants with recurrent wheezing and 45 healthy, similar aged infants without any history of acute or chronic illness were included in the study. The clinical features of infants were recorded and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] ...
Gazzaniga Paola - - 2013
The identification of patients at higher risk of recurrence after primary colorectal cancer resection is currently one of the challenges facing medical oncologists. Circulating tumor cell (CTC) may represent a surrogate marker of an early spread of disease in patients without overt metastases. Thirty-seven high-risk stages II-III colorectal cancer patients ...
Dohi Tomoharu - - 2013
Although endovascular therapy (EVT) has been widely used for iliac lesions due to acceptable patency with stenting, EVT has not been established as primary treatment for aortic occlusion, partly because of uncertainty regarding long-term results. The purpose of this study was to investigate outcomes following EVT with stenting for chronic ...
Gao Huquan - - 2013
One new prenylated indole diketopiperazine alkaloid, named dihydroneochinulin B (1), one known spiro-polyketide-diketopiperazine hybrid cryptoechinuline D (2) and three related known metabolites didehydroechinulin B (3), neoechinulin B (4) and auroglaucin (5) were isolated from the mangrove rhizosphere soil derived fungus, Aspergillus effuses H1-1. The structures were assigned by detailed spectroscopic ...
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