Kenya:Guards Lock Up Clinics in Dispute Over Salaries

[Nation] Several patients in Tharaka-Nithi County were Wednesday left stranded after security guards locked up dispensaries in protest over non-payment of salaries.
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Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Zhao Ma, Xuebin Bao, Junbao GuAbstractAimFurowanin A (Fur A) is a flavonoid isolated from Millettia pachycarpa Benth. Studies show its potent anti-neoplastic effects against leukemia cells. The aim of the present study was to determine the potential therapeutic effect of Fur A against colorectal cancer (CRC), and elucidate the underlying mechanism.Material and methodsCell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay was used to determine cell, and TUNEL and Annexin-V/PI staining was used to detect apoptosis and the cell cycle distribution. The expression le...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Julia Modesto Vicente, Caio Jordão Teixeira, Junia Carolina Santos-Silva, Dailson Nogueira de Souza, Natália Tobar, Fabiola Sales Furtuoso, Isabel Gouveia Adabo, Frhancielly Shirley Sodré, Gilson Murata, Silvana Bordin, Gabriel Forato AnhêAbstractAimsThe present investigation evaluated whether pregnancy followed by lactation exerts long-term impacts on maternal hepatic lipid metabolism.Main methodsFemale mice were subjected to two pregnancies, after which they were either allowed to breastfeed their pups for 21 d...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Journal of Thermal BiologyAuthor(s): Nabil Majdi, Walter Traunspurger, Hendrik Fueser, Birgit Gansfort, Pascal Laffaille, Anthony MaireAbstractThe temperature-size rule postulates that the growth rates of ectotherms increase under rising temperatures, while the sizes of these organisms at maturity decrease. However, the upper temperature-tolerance range is also typically represented by a metabolic tipping point after which growth suddenly ceases. Free-living nematodes are important members of ecosystems, but little is known about their thermal tolerance. In the pre...
Source: Journal of Thermal Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Jere Huovinen, Maija Haj Hussain, Markus Niemelä, Sakari Laaksonen, Hanna-Marja Voipio, Juha Jyrkäs, Janne Mannila, Toni Lassila, Ari Tolonen, Sanna Turunen, Ulrich Bergmann, Petri Lehenkari, Johanna A. HuhtakangasAbstractCalcipotriol (MC903) is a side chain analogue of the biologically active 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3]. Due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects on stromal cells, calcipotriol is a promising candidate for the local treatment of arthritis. In t...
Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Process BiochemistryAuthor(s): Hümeyra İspirli, Osman Sağdıç, Mustafa Tahsin Yılmaz, Enes DertliAbstractLactobacillus reuteri strain (E81) is an alpha glucan producer from traditional sourdough and the physicochemical characteristics of this glucan was determined in this study. The HPLC analysis confirmed the presence of glucose as the only sugar monomer in the repeating structure of this exopolysaccharide (EPS). The functional groups within the glucan structure was detected by FTIR analysis. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis demonstra...
Source: Process Biochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
We examined the effects of the intracerebroventricular (icv) administration of KP-10 on feeding and nesfatin-1-immunoreactive (ir) or OXT-ir neurons in the rat hypothalamus, using Fos double immunohistochemistry in male rats. Cumulative food intake was remarkably decreased 0.5-3 h after icv administration of KP-10 (6.0 µg) compared to the vehicle treated and the KP-10 (3.8 µg) treated group. The icv administration of KP-10 significantly increased the number of nesfatin-1-ir neurons expressing Fos in the supraoptic nucleus (SON), paraventricular nucleus (PVN), arcuate nucleus (ARC), dorsal r...
Source: Peptides - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2018Source: MitochondrionAuthor(s): Justice Afrifa, Tie Zhao, Jingcui YuAbstractThe mitochondria are defined by their unique structure and cellular functions which includes energy production, metabolic regulation, apoptosis, calcium homeostasis, cell proliferation, cell motility and transport as well as free radical generation. Recent advances geared towards enhancing the diagnostic and prognostic value of cancer patients have targeted the circulating mitochondria genome due to its specific and unique characteristics. Circulating mitochondria DNA is known to possess short leng...
Source: Mitochondrion - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Thermochimica ActaAuthor(s): Yan Zhang, Xing-An Luo, Li-Juan Zhu, Shen-Zhi Wang, Ming-Qiang Jia, Zhong-Xiu ChenAbstractPancreatic lipase is an interfacial enzyme. The kinetic parameters of pancreatic lipase derived from heat release in crowded surroundings have not been reported. In this work, the effect of crowded medium on the catalytic activity of porcine pancreatic lipase (PPL) during lipid digestion was investigated by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC). The results showed that dietary polysaccharide Ficoll400 tended to increase the catalytic efficiency of...
Source: Thermochimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: TrAC Trends in Analytical ChemistryAuthor(s): Gerrit Renner, Alexander Nellessen, Alexander Schwiers, Mike Wenzel, Torsten C. Schmidt, Jürgen SchramAbstractCharacterising microplastics based on spectroscopic measurements is one key step of many studies that analyse the fate of microplastics in the environment. Over the years, many potential sources of error were identified, which can be seen by the implementation of anti-contamination protocols, measuring laboratory blanks or using less aggressive chemicals for sample purification. However, the identification ...
Source: TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 March 2019Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 283Author(s): Dandan Fang, Xiangqin Zheng, Huan Yi, Hong Dai, Zhensheng Hong, Yiru Peng, Yanyu LinAbstractA highly sensitive electrochemiluminescence (ECL) immunosensor was fabricated for the quantitative analysis of deoxynivalenol (DON) based on an effective all-in-one bioprobe that composed of TiO2-B with Fluoro-coumarin silicon phthalocyanine (F-couSiPc) and luminol. Herein, TiO2-B with large specific area was served as a favorable carrier, greatly increased the loading of enhancer F-couSiPc and luminophore luminol, resulting in the tremend...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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