Detection of tick-borne infection in Morgellons disease patients by serological and molecular techniques.

Conclusion: The study demonstrates an association between MD and positive tests for both Bb and RFB spirochetes. In conjunction with previous studies, our study provides corroborative evidence linking MD to Borrelia infection and tick-borne illness. PMID: 30519067 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol Source Type: research

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Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: Food ChemistryAuthor(s): Dong Hao Wang, Yupeng Yang, Zhen Wang, Peter Lawrence, Randy W. Worobo, J. Thomas BrennaAbstractThe mean intake (500 mg/day) of branched chain fatty acids (BCFA) in western countries is from dairy products and beef. We hypothesized that Asian countries with low dairy consumption have an alternative source of BCFA and report the characterization of nātto and selected fermented foods for BCFA content. Nātto BCFA averaged 0.6 (range 0.21-1.43) mg BCFA per g natto (wet weight) and was highly variable. Nātto major BCFA are C14-17 iso- and ant...
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Publication date: Available online 15 February 2019Source: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Zhixiang Gu, Hua Mu, Haohao Shen, Kangyu Deng, Dong Liu, Mengxi Yang, Yue Zhang, Wenbing Zhang, Kangsen MaiAbstractThe present study was conducted to investigate the metabolic responses of glucose and lipid in large yellow croaker Larimichthys crocea (initial weight, 36.80 ± 0.39 g) to high level of dietary soybean oil. Three isonitrogenous (46% crude protein) and isolipidic (13% crude lipid) experimental diets were designed, with 100% fish oil (FO), 50% fish o...
Source: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
In this study pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (Py-GC-MS) has been used to quantify the solvent-insoluble component of marine organic matter in surface sediments to gain a more holistic understanding of the macromolecular composition at five stations along a south to north transect in the Arctic Barents Sea, east of Svalbard (depths 288 – 334 m.b.s.l). Two methods were compared to identify the effectiveness of rapid screening, in contrast to grouping similar pyrolysis products. There were changes in macromolecular composition of marine surface sediments across the S-N transect using both methods,...
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In conclusion, the influence of pH and DOC on drug uptake and toxicity in fish appears to be predictable based on the physicochemical properties of the drug (e.g. pKa, polar surface area). The influence of water chemistry on drug bioavailability in fish is likely relevant to all aquatic life.
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This meta-analysis suggests that when symptoms of the disease are confined to a localised skin infection, treatment failures are relatively infrequent, only 2% at 12 months. Effective antibiotics include penicillin V, doxycycline, azithromycin, cefuroxime, amoxicillin and ceftriaxone plus doxycycline.The research has significant limitations, but choice, dose and duration of antibiotics appear to have little impact on outcomes. This research does not suggest that guidelines need to be reviewed.
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Authors: Kauffman AS, Rissman EF Abstract Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is a small neuropeptide of which there are multiple structural variants. The first variant identified in mammals, GnRH I, controls the release of pituitary gonadotropins. More recently, a second isoform, GnRH II, first isolated in the bird, was identified in the mammalian brain and periphery. Although it is unlikely to be a primary regulator of gonadotropin release, GnRH II appears to have a wide array of physiological and behavioral functions. GnRH II-containing fibers are present in several nuclei known to regulate reproduction and/or...
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Contributors : Felix Oppel ; A T Look ; Kenneth N RossSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Danio rerioThe SWI/SNF-family chromatin remodeling protein ATRX is a tumor suppressor in sarcomas, gliomas and other malignancies. Its loss of function facilitates the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway in tumor cells, while it also affects Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) silencing of its target genes. To further define the role of inactivating ATRX mutations in carcinogenesis, we knocked out atrx in our previously published p53/nf1-deficient zebrafish line that develops mali...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Danio rerio Source Type: research
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