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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088751/chip-based-digital-surface-plasmon-resonance-sensing-platform-for-ultrasensitive-biomolecular-detection
#1
Ming-Yang Pan, Kuang-Li Lee, Likarn Wang, Pei-Kuen Wei
A chip-based ultrasensitive surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor in a checkerboard nanostructure on plastic substrates is presented for digital detection. The sensing elements on the checkerboard are composed of silver-capped nanoslit arrays, which were fabricated using the thermal-embossing nanoimprint method, to meet the demand for low-cost and rapid fabrication. Sharp Fano resonances in the optimized nanoslit arrays provide high-intensity sensitivities (20,000% per refractive index unit), with an element size of 12...
January 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087106/charge-variant-analysis-of-proposed-biosimilar-to-trastuzumab
#2
Pravinkumar Dakshinamurthy, Pavithra Mukunda, Bhargav Prasad Kodaganti, Bharath Ravindra Shenoy, Bairavabalakumar Natarajan, Amol Maliwalave, Vivek Halan, Sathyabalan Murugesan, Sunit Maity
Trastuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody (mAb) employed for the treatment of HER2 Positive Breast Cancer. A HER2 overexpressing tumor cell binds to Trastuzumab and attracts immune cells which lead to induction of Antibody Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity (ADCC) by binding to Fc receptors (CD16a or FcγRIIIa) on an effector cell, such as natural killer (NK) cells. The most commonly expressed receptor on NK cell is CD16a which binds to the Fc portion of Trastuzumab. The ligand-independent HER2-HER3 dimerization is the most potent stimulator of downstream pathways for regulation of cell growth and survival...
January 10, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075335/towards-standardization-of-x-ray-beam-filters-in-digital-mammography-and-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-monte-carlo-simulations-and-analytical-modelling
#3
Suman Shrestha, Srinivasan Vedantham, Andrew Karellas
In digital breast tomosynthesis and digital mammography, the x-ray beam filter material and thickness vary between systems. Replacing K-edge filters with Al was investigated with the intent to reduce exposure duration and to simplify system design. Tungsten target x-ray spectra were simulated with K-edge filters (50��m Rh; 50��m Ag) and Al filters of varying thickness. Monte Carlo simulations were conducted to quantify the x-ray scatter from various filters alone, scatter-to-primary ratio (SPR) with compressed breasts, and to determine the radiation dose to the breast...
January 11, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073524/distribution-occurrence-and-biotoxin-composition-of-the-main-shellfish-toxin-producing-microalgae-within-european-waters-a-comparison-of-methods-of-analysis
#4
Sara E McNamee, Linda K Medlin, Jessica Kegel, Gary R McCoy, Robin Raine, Lucia Barra, Maria Valeria Ruggiero, Wiebe H C F Kooistra, Marina Montresor, Johannes Hagstrom, Eva Perez Blanco, Edna Graneli, Francisco Rodríguez, Laura Escalera, Beatriz Reguera, Simon Dittami, Bente Edvardsen, Joe Taylor, Jane M Lewis, Yolanda Pazos, Christopher T Elliott, Katrina Campbell
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a natural global phenomena emerging in severity and extent. Incidents have many economic, ecological and human health impacts. Monitoring and providing early warning of toxic HABs are critical for protecting public health. Current monitoring programmes include measuring the number of toxic phytoplankton cells in the water and biotoxin levels in shellfish tissue. As these efforts are demanding and labour intensive, methods which improve the efficiency are essential. This study compares the utilisation of a multitoxin surface plasmon resonance (multitoxin SPR) biosensor with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and analytical methods such as high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for toxic HAB monitoring efforts in Europe...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072528/triosephosphate-isomerase-and-filamin-c-share-common-epitopes-as-novel-allergens-of-procambarus-clarkii
#5
Yang Yang, Yong-Xia Zhang, Meng Liu, Soheila J Maleki, Ming-Li Zhang, Qingmei Liu, Min-Jie Cao, Wen-Jin Su, Guang-Ming Liu
Triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) is a key enzyme in glycolysis and has been identified as an allergen in saltwater products. In this study, TIM with the molecular mass of 28 kDa was purified from the freshwater crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) muscle. A 90-kDa protein showed IgG/IgE cross-reactivity with TIM was purified and identified as filamin C (FLN c), which is an actin-binding proteins. TIM showed similar thermal and pH stability while better digestion resistant compared with FLN c. Result of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) experiment demonstrated the infinity of anti-TIM polyclonal antibody (pAb) to both TIM and FLN c...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071057/programmed-transfer-of-sequence-information-into-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-mip-for-hexa-2-2-bithien-5-yl-dna-analog-formation-towards-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-snp-detection
#6
Katarzyna Bartold, Agnieszka Pietrzyk-Le, Tan-Phat Huynh, Zofia Iskierko, Marta I Sosnowska, Krzysztof Noworyta, Wojciech Lisowski, Francesco Maria Enrico Sannicolo, Silvia Cauteruccio, Emanuela Licandro, Francis D'Souza, Wlodzimierz Kutner
A new strategy of simple, inexpensive, rapid, and label-free single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection using robust chemosensors with piezomicrogravimetric (PM), SPR, or capacitive impedimetry (CI) signal transduction is reported. Using these chemosensors, selective detection of a genetically relevant oligonucleotide under FIA conditions within 2 min is accomplished. An invulnerable to non-specific interaction molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) with electrochemically synthesized probes of hexameric 2,2'-bithien-5-yl DNA analogs discriminating single purine-nucleobase mismatch at room temperature was used...
January 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068458/synthetic-muc1-glycopeptide-bearing-%C3%AE-galnac-thr-as-tn-antigen-isomer-induces-antibodies-production-against-tumor-cells
#7
Vanessa Leiria Campo, Thalita Riul, Leandro Bortot, Maristela Martins-Teixeira, Marcelo Marchiori, Emanuela Iaccarino, Menotti Ruvo, Marcelo Dias-Baruffi, Ivone Carvalho
This study presents the synthesis of the novel protected O-glycosyl amino acids βGalNAc-SerOBn (1) and βGalNAc-ThrOBn (2) as mimetics of the natural Tn antigen (αGalNAc-Ser/Thr), along with the solid-phase assembly of the glycopeptides NHAcSer-Ala-Pro-Asp-Thr[αGalNAc]-Arg-Pro-Ala-Pro-Gly-BSA (3-BSA) and NHAcSer-Ala-Pro-Asp-Thr[βGalNAc]-Arg-Pro-Ala-Pro-Gly-BSA (4-BSA), bearing αGalNAc-Thr or βGalNAc-Thr, as mimetics of MUC1 tumor mucin glycoproteins. According to ELISA tests, mice immunizations with βGalNAc-glycopeptide 4-BSA induced higher sera titers (1:320000) if compared to immunizations with αGalNAc-glycopeptide 3-BSA (1:40000)...
January 9, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068248/clinical-implementation-of-dual-energy-ct-for-proton-treatment-planning-on-pseudo-monoenergetic-ct-scans
#8
Patrick Wohlfahrt, Christian Möhler, Volker Hietschold, Stefan Menkel, Steffen Greilich, Mechthild Krause, Michael Baumann, Wolfgang Enghardt, Christian Richter
PURPOSE: To determine whether a standardized clinical application of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) for proton treatment planning based on pseudomonoenergetic CT scans (MonoCTs) is feasible and increases the precision of proton therapy in comparison with single-energy CT (SECT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: To define an optimized DECT protocol, CT scan settings were analyzed experimentally concerning beam hardening, image quality, and influence on the heuristic conversion of CT numbers into stopping-power ratios (SPRs) and were compared with SECT scans with identical CT dose...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067766/wavelength-scanning-spr-imaging-sensors-based-on-an-acousto-optic-tunable-filter-and-a-white-light-laser
#9
Youjun Zeng, Lei Wang, Shu-Yuen Wu, Jianan He, Junle Qu, Xuejin Li, Ho-Pui Ho, Dayong Gu, Bruce Zhi Gao, Yonghong Shao
A fast surface plasmon resonance (SPR) imaging biosensor system based on wavelength interrogation using an acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) and a white light laser is presented. The system combines the merits of a wide-dynamic detection range and high sensitivity offered by the spectral approach with multiplexed high-throughput data collection and a two-dimensional (2D) biosensor array. The key feature is the use of AOTF to realize wavelength scan from a white laser source and thus to achieve fast tracking of the SPR dip movement caused by target molecules binding to the sensor surface...
January 5, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064083/identification-of-novel-pad4-inhibitors-based-on-a-pharmacophore-model-derived-from-transition-state-coordinates
#10
Yu Wei, Ruihua Liu, Cui Liu, Jin Jin, Dongmei Li, Jianping Lin
1.4 Protein arginine deiminases 4 (PAD4) is an attractive target for the development of novel and selective inhibitors of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). F-amidine is known as mechanism-based inhibitor targeting PAD4 and used as inactivators by covalently modifying the active site Cys645. To identify novel structural inhibitors of PAD4, we investigated the flexibility of protein on basis of the transition state geometry of PAD4 inhibited by F-amidine from our previous QM/MM calculation. And a pharmacophore model was generated containing four features (ADHH) using five representative structures from molecular dynamic (MD) simulation on basis of the transition state geometry of PAD4 inhibited by F-amidine...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056175/interaction-of-tissue-engineering-substrates-with-serum-proteins-and-its-influence-on-human-primary-endothelial-cells
#11
Tamilselvan Mohan, Katrin Niegelhell, Chandran Nagaraj, David Reishofer, Stefan Spirk, Andrea Olschewski, Karin Stana Kleinschek, Rupert Johann Kargl
Polymer based biomaterials particularly polycaprolactone (PCL) are one of the most promising substrates for tissue engineering. The surface chemistry of these materials plays a major role since it governs protein adsorption, cell adhesion, viability, degradation and biocompatibility in the first place. This study correlates the interaction of the most abundant serum proteins (albumin, immunoglobulins, fibrinogen) with the surface properties of PCL and its influence on the morphology and metabolic activity of primary human arterial endothelial cells that are seeded on the materials...
January 5, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053512/antimicrobial-dependence-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-surface-plasmon-resonance-bands-against-escherichia-coli
#12
Nichrous G Mlalila, Hulda Shaidi Swai, Askwar Hilonga, Dattatreya M Kadam
This study presents a simple and trouble-free method for determining the antimicrobial properties of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) based on the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) bands. AgNPs were prepared by chemical reduction method using silver nitrates as a metallic precursor and formaldehyde (HCHO) as a reducing agent and capped by polyethylene glycol. Effects of several processing variables on the size and shape of AgNPs were monitored using an ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer based on their SPR bands...
2017: Nanotechnology, Science and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053140/efficient-bayesian-species-tree-inference-under-the-multispecies-coalescent
#13
Bruce Rannala, Ziheng Yang
We develop a Bayesian method for inferring the species phylogeny under the multispecies coalescent (MSC) model. To improve the mixing properties of the Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm that traverses the space of species trees, we implement two efficient MCMC proposals: the first is based on the Subtree Pruning and Regrafting (SPR) algorithm and the second is based on a node-slider algorithm. Like the Nearest-Neighbor Interchange (NNI) algorithm we implemented previously, both new algorithms propose changes to the species tree while simultaneously altering the gene trees at multiple genetic loci to automatically avoid conflicts with the newly proposed species tree...
January 4, 2017: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049475/assessing-the-effect-of-indoor-residual-spraying-irs-on-malaria-morbidity-in-northern-uganda-a-before-and-after-study
#14
Betty Bawuba Tukei, Andy Beke, Héctor Lamadrid-Figueroa
BACKGROUND: Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is known to reduce malaria transmission. In northern Uganda, a high endemic area, IRS has been implemented since 2006. Limited data however, exists on the effect of IRS on the malaria burden. This study sought to assess the effect of IRS on malaria morbidity in the high intensity area of northern Uganda. Retrospective routine data from ten health facilities in three districts which had received at least five rounds of IRS in northern Uganda was analysed...
January 3, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049404/cystic-fibrosis-mutation-detection-with-spr-biosensor-in-real-samples-via-multiple-surfaces-binding-method
#15
Yasin Ugur Kayran, Dilsat Ozkan-Ariksoysal, Seda Nur Topkaya, Burcin Tezcanli Kaymaz, Buket Kosova Can
Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) based biosensor system was developed for the detection of Delta F508 (DF508del) Cystic Fibrosis (CF) mutation in both synthetic and real samples. In order to provide an effective hybridization between probe and the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) amplicons (target), streptavidin was bound to the surface and biotin-tag probe was sent to the streptavidin-coated surface. For the target preparation, blood samples were collected from the patients who suffer from CF. Following the DNA isolation; samples were amplified with PCR with biotin-tag...
January 3, 2017: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048802/tu-ab-brc-03-accurate-tissue-characterization-for-monte-carlo-dose-calculation-using-dual-and-multi-energy-ct-data
#16
A Lalonde, H Bouchard
PURPOSE: To develop a general method for human tissue characterization with dual-and multi-energy CT and evaluate its performance in determining elemental compositions and the associated proton stopping power relative to water (SPR) and photon mass absorption coefficients (EAC). METHODS: Principal component analysis is used to extract an optimal basis of virtual materials from a reference dataset of tissues. These principal components (PC) are used to perform two-material decomposition using simulated DECT data...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048069/su-f-t-220-validation-of-hounsfield-unit-to-stopping-power-ratio-calibration-used-for-dose-calculation-in-proton-radiotherapy
#17
J Polf, H Chung, K Langen
PURPOSE: To validate the stoichiometric calibration of the Hounsfield Unit (HU) to Stopping Power Ratio (SPR) calibration used to commission a commercial treatment planning system (TPS) for proton radiotherapy dose calculation. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The water equivalent thickness (WET) of several individual pig tissues (lung, fat, muscle, liver, intestine, rib, femur), mixed tissue samples (muscle/rib, ice/femur, rib/air cavity/muscle), and an intact pig head were measured with a multi-layer ionization chamber (MLIC)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047924/tu-fg-brb-01-dual-energy-ct-proton-stopping-power-ratio-calibration-and-validation-with-animal-tissues
#18
Y Xie, L Yin, C Ainsley, J McDonough, T Solberg, A Lin, B Teo
PURPOSE: The conversion of Hounsfield Unit (HU) to proton stopping power ratio (SPR) is a main source of uncertainty in proton therapy. In this study, the SPRs of animal tissues were measured and compared with prediction from dual energy CT (DECT) and single energy CT (SECT) calibrations. METHODS: A stoichiometric calibration method for DECT was applied to predict the SPR using CT images acquired at 80 kVp and 140 kVp. The dual energy index was derived based on the HUs of the paired spectral images and used to calculate the SPRs of the materials...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047850/we-de-207b-08-towards-standardization-of-x-ray-filters-in-digital-mammography-enabled-breast-tomosynthesis-systems
#19
S Shrestha, S Vedantham, A Karellas
PURPOSE: In digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) systems capable of digital mammography (DM), Al filters are used during DBT and K-edge filters during DM. The potential for standardizing the x-ray filters with Al, instead of K-edge filters, was investigated with intent to reduce exposure duration and to promote a simpler system design. METHODS: Analytical computations of the half-value thickness (HVT) and the photon fluence per mAs (photons/mm2/mAs) for K-edge filters (50µm Rh; 50µm Ag) were compared with Al filters of varying thickness...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047418/su-f-j-195-on-the-performance-of-four-dual-energy-ct-formalisms-for-extracting-proton-stopping-powers
#20
E Baer, A Lalonde, G Royle, H Bouchard
PURPOSE: Dual energy CT can predict stopping power ratios (SPR) for ion therapy treatment planning. Several approaches have been proposed recently, however accuracy and practicability in a clinical workflow are unaddressed. The aim of this work is to provide a fair comparison of available approaches in a human-like phantom to find the optimal method for tissue characterization in a clinical situation. METHODS: The SPR determination accuracy is investigated using simulated DECT images...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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