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Protective role of aqueous extract on pancreatic gene expression and oxidative stress parameters in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

J Complement Integr Med 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Biochemistry, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria.

Objectives: The current study evaluates the protective role of aqueous extract of leaf (AESTL) on pancreatic gene expressions (insulin, PCNA, PDX-1, KI-67 and GLP-1R) and oxidative stress parameters in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

Methods: Diabetes mellitus was induced into the experimental Wistar animals via intraperitoneal (IP) injection of streptozotocin (35 mg/kg body weight) and 5% glucose water was given to the rats for 24 h after induction. The animals were categorized into five groups of 10 rats each as follows normal control, diabetic control, diabetic rats administered AESTL (150 and 300 mg/kg body weight) and diabetic rats administered metformin (200 mg/kg) orally for two weeks. Read More

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Agreement between wireless and standard measurements of vital signs in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a clinical validation study.

Physiol Meas 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Copenhagen, DENMARK.

Objective: Wireless sensors for continuous monitoring of vital signs have potential to improve patient care by earlier detection of deterioration in general ward patients. We aimed to assess agreement between wireless and standard (wired) monitoring devices in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD).

Approach: Paired measurements of vital signs were recorded with 15 minutes intervals for two hours. Read More

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Clinical impacts of endothelium-dependent flow-mediated vasodilation assessment on primary aldosteronism.

Endocr Connect 2021 May 1. Epub 2021 May 1.

A Ichihara, Department of Endocrinology and Hypertension, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Shinjuku-ku, Japan.

Objective: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is divided into two major subtypes, aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) and bilateral idiopathic hyperplasia (IHA), and is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events. However, the nature of vascular function in PA patients remains to be determined. The aim of this study was to determine vascular function and investigate the implications of vascular function assessments in these patients. Read More

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Cyclophilin A regulates secretion of tumour-derived extracellular vesicles.

Transl Oncol 2021 May 10;14(8):101112. Epub 2021 May 10.

UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, University College Dublin (UCD), Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Electronic address:

Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) are a heterogenous population of particles that play an important role in cell-cell communication in physiological and pathophysiological situations. In this study we reveal that the peptidyl prolyl isomerase Cyclophilin A (CypA) is enriched in cancer-derived EVs from a range of haematopoietic malignancies. CypA-enriched blood cancer EVs were taken up by normal monocytes independent of EV surface trypsin-sensitive proteins and potently stimulated pro-inflammatory MMP9 and IL-6 secretion. Read More

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The application of forensic proteomics to identify an unknown snake venom in a deceased toddler.

Forensic Sci Int 2021 May 4;323:110820. Epub 2021 May 4.

Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, 2185 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada. Electronic address:

Proteomics is the global analysis of proteins in a sample, and its methodologies are commonly applied in life science research. Despite its wide applicability however, proteomics is rarely used as a tool in criminal investigations. Here we present a case where the technique provided key evidence in a case that involved the death of a two-year old girl. Read More

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Experimental efficacy of a trivalent vaccine containing porcine circovirus types 2a/b (PCV2a/b) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae against PCV2d and M. hyopneumoniae challenges.

Vet Microbiol 2021 May 4;258:109100. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, Gwanak-ro 1, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 08826, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

The purpose of this experimental study was to evaluate the efficacy of a new trivalent vaccine containing porcine circovirus types 2a/b (PCV2a/b) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. Pigs were administered the vaccine intramuscularly as either at 3 and 24 days of age with 1.0 mL or at 21 days of age with 2. Read More

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Cesarean scar pregnancy: Reproductive outcome after robotic laparoscopic removal with simultaneous repair of the uterine defect.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2021 May 4;262:40-44. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden; Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Clinical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lund, Sweden. Electronic address:

Objective: To describe perioperative adverse events, fertility and obstetric outcome, following a robot assisted laparoscopic approach for treating Cesarean scar pregnancies (CSP).

Study Design: A retrospective case series of 14 consecutive women with a CSP and a wish for and attempts towards subsequent pregnancies, having undergone minimal invasive surgical treatment at two tertiary referral Swedish centers (Dep's of Obstetrics and Gynecology Skåne University Hospital, Lund, and Södersjukhuset, Stockholm) between 2008 and 2019. The surgery was performed by temporary intraoperative occlusion of the uterine blood supply, removal of the CSP and repair of the niche, by the use of robot assisted laparoscopy (Da Vinci surgical robot, Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA). Read More

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Outcomes of second stage cesarean section following the use of a fetal head elevation device: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2021 May 1;262:1-6. Epub 2021 May 1.

Center for Fetal Care and High-Risk Pregnancy, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chieti, Italy. Electronic address:

Objectives: To explore maternal and perinatal outcomes of women undergoing full dilatation cesarean section (CS) who had compared to those who did not have application of fetal head elevation device (FHED).

Material And Methods: Pubmed, Embase, Cinahl, Clinical Trial.Gov and Google Scholar databases were searched. Read More

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The potential protective effects of miR-497 on corneal neovascularization are mediated via macrophage through the IL-6/STAT3/VEGF signaling pathway.

Int Immunopharmacol 2021 May 10;96:107745. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Ophthalmology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430061, Hubei Province, PR China. Electronic address:

Corneal neovascularization (CoNV) can cause abnormal blood vessels to grow in the transparent cornea, leading to various sight-threatening eye diseases. MicroRNAs are known to play essential roles in the regulation of numerous biological functions. We try to clarify the role of a specific microRNA, miR‑497, which has been shown to regulate the growth of tumor cells and angiogenesis on the basis of available data. Read More

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CD4CD25CD127 regulatory T cells associated with the effect of CD19 CAR-T therapy for relapsed/refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Int Immunopharmacol 2021 May 11;96:107742. Epub 2021 May 11.

Hematology Department, the Second Hospital of Anhui Medical University (SHAMU), Hefei, Anhui Province, China; Hematologic Diseases Research Center of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China. Electronic address:

Background: CD19-specific chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy has shown promising clinical outcomes in relapsed/refractory acute B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia (R/R B-ALL) patients. However, some patients did not respond to this therapy or relapsed after remission. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) have shown great importance in promoting tumor escape, but little is known about their role in R/R B-ALL patients with CAR-T therapy. Read More

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Blood concentration of levetiracetam after bolus administration in patients with status epilepticus.

Seizure 2021 Apr 25;89:41-44. Epub 2021 Apr 25.

Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tama-Nagayama Hospital, 1-7-1 Nagayama, Tama City, Tokyo 2068512, Japan.

Purpose: We aimed to evaluate the blood concentration of levetiracetam (LEV), as a second-line drug, in patients with status epilepticus (SE) in an emergency clinical setting.

Methods: We prospectively evaluated 20 consecutive patients with SE admitted to our department between July 2017 and July 2019. LEV (2500 mg) was administered via bolus infusion after diazepam infusion, followed by 500 mg every 12 h for 48 h and then 500 mg orally. Read More

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A multicenter cohort study of osimertinib compared with afatinib as first-line treatment for EGFR-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer from practical dataset: CJLSG1903.

ESMO Open 2021 May 10;6(3):100115. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Matsunami General Hospital, Kasamatsu, Gifu, Japan.

Background: FLAURA, the prospective trial of osimertinib as a first-line therapy compared with first-generation epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs), did not show superior survival benefit for osimertinib in either the subgroup of Asians or the subgroup with the L858R mutation. In addition, the superiority of osimertinib compared with second-generation EGFR-TKI is thus far unclear.

Patients And Methods: We reviewed the clinical data of all consecutive patients who were treated with osimertinib or afatinib as first-line therapy between May 2016 and October 2019 from 15 institutions in Japan. Read More

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Blood lead levels and their associated risk factors in Chinese adults from 1980 to 2018.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2021 May 10;218:112294. Epub 2021 May 10.

School of Public Health, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266000, China. Electronic address:

In China, studies on lead exposure to grownup are scarce compared to children, although relevant disease burdens for adults are much severe than that in developed countries. The present study evaluated blood lead levels (BLLs) in Chinese adults by data mining using Monte Carlo simulation. A total of 115 scientific studies published between January 1980 and March 2021 reflecting 45,514 Chinese adults were included in the study. Read More

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Natalizumab differentially affects plasmablasts and B cells in multiple sclerosis.

Mult Scler Relat Disord 2021 May 1;52:102987. Epub 2021 May 1.

Danish Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Glostrup, Denmark. Electronic address:

Background: Natalizumab treatment increases the frequencies of B cells in blood but reduces IgG in blood and CSF. Plasmablasts are important in the production of IgG, and the development of plasmablasts is CD49d dependent.

Objective: We hypothesized that natalizumab treatment affects the development of plasmablasts. Read More

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Biomimetic nanoreactor for targeted cancer starvation therapy and cascade amplificated chemotherapy.

Biomaterials 2021 May 7;274:120869. Epub 2021 May 7.

Jiangsu Engineering Laboratory of Smart Carbon-Rich Materials and Device, Jiangsu Province Hi-Tech Key Laboratory for Bio-Medical Research, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, 211189, China.

Consuming glucose by glucose oxidase (GOx) has attracted great interest in cancer starvation therapy, but the therapeutic effect is severely limited by the tumor hypoxia environment. Herein, to overcome such limitation, cancer cell membranes disguised biomimetic nanoreactors were elaborately established for synergetic cancer starvation therapy and cascade amplificated hypoxia activated chemotherapy. Via a metallothionein-like self-assembly and infiltration approach, GOx and hypoxia activated prodrug banoxantrone (AQ4N) were efficiently loaded into metal-organic framework ZIF-8 nanocarriers to yield nanoreactor AQ4N/GOx@ZIF-8. Read More

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Interactions of core cross-linked poly(2-oxazoline) and poly(2-oxazine) micelles with immune cells in human blood.

Biomaterials 2021 May 4;274:120843. Epub 2021 May 4.

ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science & Technology, and Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Parkville, VIC, 3052, Australia; Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, 3800, Australia. Electronic address:

Water-soluble poly(cyclic imino ether)s (PCIEs) have emerged as promising biocompatible polymers for nanomedicine applications in recent years. Despite their generally accepted stealth properties, there has been no comprehensive evaluation of their interactions with primary immune cells in human blood. Here we present a library of core cross-linked micelles (CCMs) containing various PCIE shells. Read More

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Modulation of CXCR1 and CXCR3 expression on NK cells via Tim-3 in a murine model of primary biliary cholangitis.

Mol Immunol 2021 May 10;135:342-350. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, 650101 Yunnan Province, China; Yunnan Research Center for Liver Diseases, Kunming, 650101 Yunnan Province, China. Electronic address:

Tim-3, which is expressed on a variety of innate immune cells including NK cells, plays a key role in many autoimmune diseases. However, the immunomodulatory actions of Tim-3 on NK cells in primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) remain uncertain. Using a murine model of PBC we evaluated the expression of Tim-3 and its ligand Gal-9 in peripheral blood, liver, and spleen. Read More

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Biomarkers of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Sub-Arctic and Arctic communities in Canada.

Int J Hyg Environ Health 2021 May 10;235:113754. Epub 2021 May 10.

School of Public Health and Health Systems, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada. Electronic address:

Polyfluoroalkyl substances and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of anthropogenic chemicals that are used in food packaging, waterproof clothing, and firefighting foams for their water and oil resistant properties. Though levels of some PFAS appear to be decreasing in Canada's south, environmental levels have been increasing in the Arctic due to long-range transport. However, the implications of this on human exposures in sub-Arctic and Arctic populations in Canada have yet to be established. Read More

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PCR detection and genetic characterization of piroplasms from dogs in Myanmar, and a possible role of dogs as reservoirs for Theileria parasites infecting cattle, water buffaloes, and goats.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2021 Apr 21;12(4):101729. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Laboratory of Parasitology, Graduate School of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0818, Japan. Electronic address:

Canine vector-borne pathogens can act as zoonotic agents in humans; however, it poorly understood whether dogs play a role as reservoirs of vector-borne parasites in livestock animals. Here, we report the unexpected detection of 18S rRNA gene (rDNA) sequences of five ruminant Theileria species from the peripheral blood of dogs in Myanmar, in addition to those of two canine Babesia species. Using novel BTH primers capable of amplifying the 18S rDNA of Babesia, Theileria, and Hepatozoon spp. Read More

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Environmental exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances in early pregnancy, maternal glucose homeostasis and the risk of gestational diabetes: A prospective cohort study.

Environ Int 2021 May 11;156:106621. Epub 2021 May 11.

Ministry of Education -Shanghai Key Laboratory of Children's Environmental Health, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China; Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Public Health, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

Background: Humans are widely exposed to environmental perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which may affect glucose homeostasis. However, research linking PFAS exposure to glucose homeostasis during pregnancy is limited and the results were inconsistent. We aimed to investigate the association between PFAS exposure and glucose homeostasis in pregnancy in a large prospective cohort. Read More

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Comparison of baroreflex sensitivity indices with standard tests of autonomic nervous system function.

J Neurol Sci 2021 Apr 30;426:117473. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; University Hospital Center Zagreb, Department of Neurology, Referral Center for Autonomic Nervous System Disorders, Zagreb, Croatia. Electronic address:

Objective: In order to further evaluate clinical usefulness of α- and β-adrenergic components of the baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) index, the aim of this study was to compare them to standardized measures of the autonomic dysfunction.

Methods: In 275 participants (mean age 40.57 ± 15. Read More

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Blood pressure control measured as "time in range" during initial 24 h for inpatients with spontaneous nontraumatic intracerebral haemorrhage.

J Neurol Sci 2021 May 5;426:117480. Epub 2021 May 5.

PO Box 4545, Rashid Hospital, Umm Hurair, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Background And Purpose: Blood pressure (BP) control is an integral part in the management of spontaneous nontraumatic intracerebral haemorrhage. The aim of this study is to propose a novel concept of blood pressure control measured as 'Time in Range'(TiR) and assess its relationship to neurological deterioration.

Method: Retrospective study of 120 patients with Intracerebral haemorrhage who were admitted within 6 h of the symptom onset. Read More

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The effect of the use of copper carbonate and copper nanoparticles in the diet of rats on the level of β-amyloid and acetylcholinesterase in selected organs.

J Trace Elem Med Biol 2021 May 8;67:126777. Epub 2021 May 8.

Department of Biochemistry and Toxicology, Faculty of Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 20-950, Lublin, Poland.

Background: Copper has an important role in nervous system function, as a cofactor of many enzymes and in the synthesis of neurotransmitters. Both the dose and the chemical form of copper can determine the impact of this element on metabolism, the neurological system and the immune system.

Aims: The aim of the study was to determine whether and in what form the addition of copper changes the level of amyloid beta and acetylcholinesterase level in selected rat tissues. Read More

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High silver concentrations in biological samples following different exposures: Two case reports.

J Trace Elem Med Biol 2021 May 7;67:126775. Epub 2021 May 7.

Centre anti-poison-toxicovigilance, CHU Angers, France.

Background: Silver is used in various industrial applications, but also in confectioneries and for therapeutic use due to its antibiotic properties. Its toxicity is not well documented and most often only in the context of professional exposure.

Aim: Here we report two cases of high silver concentrations in biological samples in two women: the first patient presented grey marks around her cuticles, probably due to her consumption of silvered sweets and the second patient presented agranulocytosis and thrombocytopenia occurring within 24 h after the topical application of a cream containing sulfadiazine and silver to burns over a large surface area. Read More

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Sentinel lymph node sampling as an alternative to lymphadenectomy in patients with endometrial cancer and obesity.

J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, affiliated with the Hebrew.

Objective: Although its use in endometrial cancer staging is relatively new, sentinel lymph node (SLN) sampling has been shown to be highly accurate and is associated with few complications. However, some studies report lower rates of detection with SLN sampling among patients with obesity. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the feasibility of SLN sampling in endometrial cancer for patients with obesity, and to determine whether omitting lymph node dissection (LND) in surgical staging using SLN sampling impacts oncologic outcomes. Read More

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Improved production of human hemoglobin in yeast by engineering hemoglobin degradation.

Metab Eng 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Systems and Synthetic Biology, Chalmers University of Technology, SE41296, Gothenburg, Sweden; Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Biosustainability, Chalmers University of Technology, SE41296, Gothenburg, Sweden. Electronic address:

With the increasing demand for blood transfusions, the production of human hemoglobin (Hb) from sustainable sources is increasingly studied. Microbial production is an attractive option, as it may provide a cheap, safe, and reliable source of this protein. To increase the production of human hemoglobin by the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the degradation of Hb was reduced through several approaches. Read More

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Cardiovascular responses to putative chemoreceptor stimulation of embryonic common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) chronically incubated in hypoxia (10% O).

Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 2021 May 10:110977. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle #310559, Denton, TX 76203, United States of America. Electronic address:

Developmental hypoxia has been shown to result in significant changes in cardiovascular development of American alligators and common snapping turtles. These include similar effects on cardiac mass and aspects of cardiovascular function. However, given the distant phylogenetic relationship between crocodilians and chelonians, we hypothesized that snapping turtles would also exhibit differences in the effects of developmental hypoxia on cardiovascular regulation. Read More

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Huprine Y - tryptophan heterodimers with potential implication to Alzheimer's disease treatment.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2021 May 10:128100. Epub 2021 May 10.

Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Sokolska 581, 500 05 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic; Department of Toxicology and Military Pharmacy, Faculty of Military Health Sciences, Trebesska 1575, 500 01 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

The search for novel and effective therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the main quest that remains to be resolved. The goal is to find a disease-modifying agent able to confront the multifactorial nature of the disease positively. Herewith, a family of huprineY-tryptophan heterodimers was prepared, resulting in inhibition of cholinesterase and neuronal nitric oxide synthase enzymes, with effect against amyloid-beta (Aβ) and potential ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. Read More

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Sevoflurane excites nociceptive sensory neurons by inhibiting K conductances in rats.

Neurosci Lett 2021 May 10:135951. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Pharmacology, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, 41940, Republic of Korea; Brain Science & Engineering Institute, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, 41940, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Sevoflurane, which is preferentially used as a day-case anesthetic based on its low blood solubility, acts on the central nervous system and exerts analgesic effects. However, it still remains unknown whether sevoflurane affects the excitability of nociceptive sensory neurons. Therefore, we conducted this study to examine the effects of sevoflurane on the excitability of small-sized dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons of rats using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Read More

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The screening of the safety profile of polymeric based amoxicillin nanoparticles in various test systems.

Toxicol Lett 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Nanotechnology-based drugs show superiority over conventional medicines because of increased bioavailability, lower accumulation in non-target tissues, and improved therapeutic index with increased accumulation at target sites. However, it is important to be aware of possible problems related to the toxicity of these products, which have therapeutically superior properties. Accordingly, the present study was designed to investigate the safety profile of amoxicillin nanoparticles (AmxNPs) that we developed to increase the oral bioavailability of amoxicillin (Amx) in poultry. Read More

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