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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333671/selective-enrichment-of-n-linked-glycopeptides-and-glycans-by-using-a-dextran-modified-hydrophilic-material
#1
Linlin Chen, Di Ding, Qianying Sheng, Long Yu, Xiuping Liu, Xinmiao Liang
Glycosylation analysis of proteins from biological sources utilizing mass-spectrometry-based approaches is challenging due to the relatively low abundance of glycopeptides, the structural diversity of glycans as well as the co-existing matrices. In this study, a customized dextran-bonded silica-based stationary phase was introduced for selective enrichment of glycopeptides and glycans from complex biological samples. This material has exhibited superior selectivity and broader glycosylation site coverage over commercial Sepharose in glycoproteomic evaluation...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333203/biomimetic-microfluidic-platform-for-the-quantification-of-transient-endothelial-monolayer-permeability-and-therapeutic-transport-under-mimicked-cancerous-conditions
#2
Christopher George Uhl, Vladimir R Muzykantov, Yaling Liu
Therapeutic delivery from microvasculature to cancerous sites is influenced by many factors including endothelial permeability, vascular flow rates/pressures, cancer secretion of cytokines and permeabilizing agents, and characteristics of the chosen therapeutics. This work uses bi-layer microfluidics capable of studying dye and therapeutic transport from a simulated vessel to a cancerous region while allowing for direct visualization and quantification of endothelial permeability. 2.5 to 13 times greater dye transport was observed when utilizing small dye sizes (FITC) when compared to larger molecules (FITC-Dextran 4 kDa and FITC-Dextran 70 kDa), respectively...
January 2018: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331809/environmental-behavior-of-coated-nms-physicochemical-aspects-and-plant-interactions
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Martha L López-Moreno, Yarilyn Cedeño-Mattei, Sonia Janet Bailón-Ruiz, Edgar Vazquez-Nuñez, José A Hernandez-Viezcas, Oscar Juan Perales-Pérez, Guadalupe De la Rosa, José R Peralta-Videa, Jorge L Gardea-Torresdey
The application of nanomaterials (NMs) depends on several characteristics, including polydispersity, shape, surface charge, and composition, among others. However, the specific surface properties of bare NMs induce aggregation, reducing their utilization. Thus, different surface coverages have been developed to avoid or minimize NMs aggregation, making them more stable for the envisioned applications. Carbon-based NMs are usually coated with metals, while metal-based NMs are coated with natural organic compounds including chitosan, dextran, alginate, or citric acid...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331766/roflumilast-type-4-phosphodiesterase-inhibitor-attenuates-inflammation-in-rats-with-ulcerative-colitis-via-down-regulation-of-inos-and-elevation-of-camp
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Nahla E El-Ashmawy, Naglaa F Khedr, Hoda A El-Bahrawy, Samar A El-Adawy
BACKGROUND: Roflumilast (Rof), a phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, has been shown to be an effective agent in inflammatory diseases and marketed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to examine the potential anti-inflammatory effects of Rof in dextran sulphate sodium (DSS)-induced ulcerative colitis (UC) in rats and to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects. METHODS: Forty male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: normal control, colitis group (rats received 5% DSS in their drinking water continuously for 7 days), Rof group, and sulfasalazine (SLZ) group...
January 10, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331105/dietary-factors-modulate-colonic-tumorigenesis-through-the-interaction-of-gut-microbiota-and-host-chloride-channels
#5
Yong Zhang, Chao Kang, Xiao-Lan Wang, Min Zhou, Meng-Ting Chen, Xiao-Hui Zhu, Kai Liu, Bin Wang, Qian-Yong Zhang, Jun-Dong Zhu, Man-Tian Mi
SCOPE: In recent decades, the association between diet, gut microbiota and the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) has been established. Gut microbiota and associated metabolites, such as bile acids and butyrate, are now known to play a key role in CRC development. The aim of this study was to identify the progression to CRC is influenced by cholic acid, sodium butyrate, a high-fat diet or different dose of dihydromyricetin (DMY) interacted with gut microbiota. METHODS AND RESULTS: An AOM/DSS (azoxymethan/dextran sodium sulfate) model was established to study the gut microbiota compsition before and after tumor formation during colitis-induced tumorigenesis...
January 13, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330471/slc26a3-dra-prevents-tnf-alpha-induced-barrier-dysfunction-and-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-acute-colitis
#6
Xiangming Ding, Dongxiao Li, Mengke Li, Han Wang, Qin He, Yunwu Wang, Hongbing Yu, Dean Tian, Qin Yu
SLC26A3 encodes a Cl-/HCO3- ion transporter that is also known as downregulated in adenoma (DRA) and is involved in HCO3-/mucus formation. The role of DRA in the epithelial barrier has not been previously established. In this study, we investigated the in vivo and in vitro mechanisms of DRA in the colon epithelial barrier. Immunofluorescence (IF) and co-immunoprecipitation (co-IP) studies reveal that DRA binds directly to tight junction (TJ) proteins and affects the expression of TJ proteins in polarized Caco-2BBe cells...
January 12, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329908/anatomical-evidence-for-lateral-hypothalamic-innervation-of-the-pontine-a7-catecholamine-cell-group-in-rat
#7
Janean E Holden, Monica A Wagner, Brady L Reeves
Substantial behavioral evidence exists to support the idea that the lateral hypothalamus (LH) makes axonal connection with spinally-projecting noradrenergic neurons of the A7 catecholamine cell group in the pons. Through this putative projection, the LH modulates nociception via α1- and α2-adrenoceptors in the dorsal horn. We used double-label immunocytochemistry to demonstrate that axons from the LH labeled with the anterograde tracer biotinylated dextran amine (BDA) appose tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive (TH-ir) neuron profiles in the A7 area...
January 9, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328541/gm-csf-ameliorates-micro-vascular-barrier-integrity-via-pericytes-derived-ang-1-in-wound-healing
#8
Min Yan, Yange Hu, Min Yao, Shisan Bao, Yong Fang
BACKGROUND: Skin wound healing involves complex coordinated interactions of cells, tissues and mediators. Maintaining microvascular barrier integrity is one of the key events for endothelial homeostasis during wound healing. Vasodilation is observed after vasoconstriction, which causes blood vessels to become porous, facilitates leukocyte infiltration and aids angiogenesis at the wound-area, post-injury. Eventually, vessel integrity has to be re-established for vascular maturation. Numerous studies have found that granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) accelerates wound healing by inducing recruitment of repair cells into the injury area and releases of cytokines...
January 12, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326360/immunopet-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-imaging-cd4-t-cells-in-a-murine-model-of-colitis
#9
Amanda Christine Freise, Kirstin A Zettlitz, Felix Bergara Salazar, Richard Tavaré, Wen-Ting K Tsai, Arion Hadjioannou, Nora Rozengurt, Jonathan Braun, Anna M Wu
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in humans are characterized in part by aberrant CD4+ T cell responses. Currently, identification of foci of inflammation within the gut requires invasive procedures such as colonoscopy and biopsy. Molecular imaging with antibody fragment probes could be used to noninvasively monitor cell subsets causing intestinal inflammation. Here, GK1.5 cys-diabody (cDb), an anti-mouse CD4 antibody fragment derived from the GK1.5 hybridoma, was used as a positron emission tomography (PET) probe for CD4+ T cells in the dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) mouse model of IBD...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325744/dextran-hydrogels-by-crosslinking-with-amino-acid-diamines-and-their-viscoelastic-properties
#10
Naphtali A O'Connor, Mihaela Jitianu, Greisly Nunez, Quentin Picard, Madeline Wong, David Akpatsu, Adam Negrin, Rajendra Gharbaran, Daniel Lugo, Sundus Shaker, Andrei Jitanu, Stephen Redenti
Amine functionalized polysaccharide hydrogels such as those based on chitosan are widely examined as biomaterials. Here we set out to develop a facile procedure for developing such hydrogels by crosslinking dextran with amino acid diamines. The dextran-amino acid gels were formed by the addition of the amino acid diamines to a dextran and epichlorohydrin solution once it became homogeneous. This was demonstrated with three amino acid diamines, lysine, lysine methyl ester, and cystine dimethyl ester. Hydrogel networks with albumin entrapped were also demonstrated...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323180/low-amounts-of-dietary-fibre-increase-in-vitro-production-of-short-chain-fatty-acids-without-changing-human-colonic-microbiota-structure
#11
Daisuke Sasaki, Kengo Sasaki, Naoko Ikuta, Takahiro Yasuda, Itsuko Fukuda, Akihiko Kondo, Ro Osawa
This study investigated the effect of various prebiotics (indigestible dextrin, α-cyclodextrin, and dextran) on human colonic microbiota at a dosage corresponding to a daily intake of 6 g of prebiotics per person (0.2% of dietary intake). We used an in vitro human colonic microbiota model based on batch fermentation starting from a faecal inoculum. Bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that addition of 0.2% prebiotics did not change the diversity and composition of colonic microbiota. This finding coincided with results from a clinical study showing that the microbiota composition of human faecal samples remained unchanged following administration of 6 g of prebiotics over seven days...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322154/polyelectrolyte-multilayers-under-compression-concurrent-osmotic-stress-and-colloidal-probe-atomic-force-microscopy
#12
Bo Wu, Guangming Liu, Guangzhao Zhang, Vincent S J Craig
Colloidal interactions have been characterised using both osmotic stress and surface forces. Here these methods are employed concurrently to measure the interaction forces of polyelectrolyte multilayers that when cross-linked form a dextran impermeable membrane. The force data, corrected for the thickness of the polyelectrolyte multilayer film, has been expressed as pressure versus separation enabling the interaction from osmotic stress measurements to be compared to the measured interaction from the colloid probe technique...
January 11, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321587/distribution-analysis-of-epertinib-in-brain-metastasis-of-her2-positive-breast-cancer-by-imaging-mass-spectrometry-and-prospect-for-antitumor-activity
#13
Yukari Tanaka, Michinari Hirata, Satomi Shinonome, Mikinori Torii, Ken-Ichi Nezasa, Hidekazu Tanaka
Epertinib (S-222611) is a potent, reversible, and selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), human EGFR2 (HER2), and human EGFR4. We developed experimental brain metastasis models by intraventricular injection (intraventricular injection mouse model; IVM) of HER2-positive breast cancer (MDA-MB-361-luc-BR2/BR3) or T790M-EGFR-positive lung cancer (NCI-H1975-luc) cells. After a single oral administration, epertinib and lapatinib concentrations in brain metastatic regions were analyzed by quantitative imaging mass spectrometry...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320626/directing-nanoparticle-biodistribution-through-evasion-and-exploitation-of-stab2-dependent-nanoparticle-uptake
#14
Frederick Campbell, Frank L Bos, Sandro Sieber, Gabriela Arias-Alpizar, Bjørn E Koch, Jörg Huwyler, Alexander Kros, Jeroen Bussmann
Up to 99% of systemically administered nanoparticles are cleared through the liver. Within the liver, most nanoparticles are thought to be sequestered by macrophages (Kupffer cells), although significant nanoparticle interactions with other hepatic cells have also been observed. To achieve effective cell-specific targeting of drugs through nanoparticle encapsulation, improved mechanistic understanding of nanoparticle-liver interactions is required. Here, we show the caudal vein of the embryonic zebrafish (Danio rerio) can be used as a model for assessing nanoparticle interactions with mammalian liver sinusoidal (or scavenger) endothelial cells (SECs) and macrophages...
January 10, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317727/enhanced-nasal-drug-delivery-efficiency-by-increasing-mechanical-loading-using-hypergravity
#15
Dongjoo Kim, Young Hyo Kim, Soonjo Kwon
Nasal route drug administration for local and systemic delivery of many therapeutics has received attention because the nasal cavity is highly vascularized and provides a large surface area for drug absorption. However, nasal mucosa exhibits limited permeability to polar molecules. In this study, we developed a novel method for improving absorption efficiency of polar drugs by applying hypergravity. RPMI 2650 cells and primary human nasal epithelial cells were exposed three times to a 20 min hypergravitational condition (10 × g) with a 20 min rest period after each exposure...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317503/er-stress-mobilization-of-death-associated-protein-kinase-1-dependent-xenophagy-counteracts-mitochondria-stress-induced-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction
#16
Fernando Lopes, Åsa V Keita, Alpana Saxena, Jose Luis Reyes, Nicole Mancini, Ala Al Rajabi, Arthur Wang, Cristiane Baggio, Michael Dicay, Rob van Dalen, Younghee Ahn, Matheus Carneiro, Nathan Peters, Jong M Rho, Wallace MacNaughton, Stephan E Girardin, Humberto Jijon, Dana J Philpott, Johan D Söderholm, Derek M McKay
The gut microbiome contributes to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), in which bacteria can be present within the epithelium. Epithelial barrier function is decreased in IBD, and dysfunctional epithelial mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress have been individually associated with IBD. We therefore hypothesized that the combination of ER and mitochondrial stresses significantly disrupt epithelial barrier function. Here, we treated human colonic biopsies, epithelial colonoids, and epithelial cells with an uncoupler of oxidative phosphorylation, dinitrophenol (DNP), with or without the ER stressor tunicamycin, and assessed epithelial barrier function by monitoring internalization and translocation of commensal bacteria...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316448/development-of-novel-quinoa-based-yoghurt-fermented-with-dextran-producer-weissella-cibaria-mg1
#17
Emanuele Zannini, Stephanie Jeske, Kiran Lynch, Elke K Arendt
The aim of this study was to develop a novel beverage fermented with Weissella cibaria MG1 based on aqueous extracts of wholemeal quinoa flour. The protein digestibility of quinoa based-milk was improved by applying complex proteolytic enzymes able to increase protein solubility by 54.58%. The growth and fermentation characteristics of Weissella cibaria MG1, including EPS production at the end of fermentation, were investigated. Fermented wholemeal quinoa milk using MG1 showed high viable cell counts (>109cfu/ml), a pH of 5...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313412/physicochemical-screening-for-chemical-stabilizer-of-erythropoietin-to-prevent-its-aggregation
#18
Mehri Mortazavi, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Soroush Sardari, Kayhan Azadmanesh, Reza Mahdian, Hooman Kaghazian, Seyed Nezamedin Hosseini, Elnaz Shams
Recombinant protein aggregation is a problematic issue and can provoke immunological response. The aim of this study was to analyze the stability of erythropoietin, as a therapeutic protein expressed in mammalian cells, in the presence of different chemicals and find a specific stabilizer for erythropoietin. The effects of several chemicals, including mannitol, betaine, trehalose, taurine, linoleic acid, beta cyclodextrin, copper sulfate, spermidine, maltose, maltodextrin, sucrose, dextran, beta alanine, myo-inositol and cysteine, on protein stabilization through the thermally induced aggregation of erythropoietin were monitored...
January 9, 2018: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311480/tissue-clearing-techniques-enable-three-dimensional-visualization-of-aerosolized-model-compound-and-lung-structure-at-the-alveolar-scale
#19
Kohei Togami, Anri Kitayama, Takayuki Daisho, Rui Wang, Hitoshi Tada, Sumio Chono
In this study, we examined the usefulness of a tissue-clearing technique for the evaluation of the lung distribution of aerosolized drugs. An aerosol formulation of TexasRed dextran (70 kDa), a model compound of drug carrier for aerosolized drugs, was administered intrapulmonarily to mice using a MicroSprayer, and then DyLight 488-conjugated tomato lectin was administered intravenously to visualize general lung structure via the fluorescent labeling of alveolar and bronchial epithelial cells. Tissue clearing followed by laser scanning confocal microscopy enabled the three-dimensional visualization of intrapulmonary TexasRed dextran and the evaluation of its distribution at the alveolar scale without the preparation of thin tissue sections...
2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311138/bacterial-outer-membrane-vesicles-from-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis-differentially-regulate-intestinal-udp-glucuronosyltransferase-1a1-partially-through-tlr4-mapk-pi3k-pathway
#20
Xuejiao Gao, Ting Li, Bin Wei, Zhixiang Yan, Nan Hu, Yanjuan Huang, Beilei Han, Tai-Seng Wai, Wei Yang, Ru Yan
UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) constitutes an important part of intestinal epithelial barrier and catalyzes glucuronidation of many endogenous compounds and drugs. Down-regulation of UGT1A1 in inflammation has been reported, while the association with gut dysbiosis is poorly defined. This study verified the involvement of gut microbiota in intestinal UGT1A1 regulation using dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced rat colitis model plus fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). Generally, both DSS induction and colitis-to-normal FMT suppressed mRNA and protein expressions of UGT1A1 and nuclear xenobiotic receptors (NRs) in colon, but enhanced mRNA and decreased protein of rUGT1A1/rNRs in small intestine...
January 8, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
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