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Faezeh Kashanian, Mehran Habibi Rezaei, Ali Akbar Moosavi Movahedi, Alireza Bagherpour, Maryam Vatani
Due to the numerous biological applications of Magnetite [Fe3O4] nanoparticles (MNPs), it is essential to identify the influence of these nanoparticles on basic biological processes. Therefore, in this research, the effect of MNPs on the structure and activity of hen egg white lysozyme (HEWL) (EC as a model protein was examined using tryptophan intrinsic fluorescence, UV/Vis, and circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy. Moreover, enzyme activities were analyzed by a turbidometric approach in the presence of MNPs at concentrations providing MNPs/HEWL ratios in the range of 0...
March 22, 2018: Biomedical Materials
Zhi-Cheng Li, Hongmin Bai, Qiuchang Sun, Qihua Li, Lei Liu, Yan Zou, Yinsheng Chen, Chaofeng Liang, Hairong Zheng
OBJECTIVES: To build a reliable radiomics model from multiregional and multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for pretreatment prediction of O6 -methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) promotor methylation status in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). METHODS: In this retrospective multicentre study, 1,705 multiregional radiomics features were automatically extracted from multiparametric MRI. A radiomics model with a minimal set of all-relevant features and a radiomics model with univariately-predictive and non-redundant features were built for MGMT methylation prediction from a primary cohort (133 patients) and tested on an independent validation cohort (60 patients)...
March 21, 2018: European Radiology
Khalil Ur Rehman, Noor Ul Saba, M Y Malik, Iffat Zehra
The current paper contains the simultaneous analysis of both Newtonian and non-Newtonian nanofluid models. The fluid flow is achieved by considering the no-slip condition subject to a stretched cylindrical surface. The flow regime manifests with pertinent physical effects, namely temperature stratification, concentration stratification, thermal radiation, heat generation, magnetic field, dual convection and chemical reaction. The strength of fluid temperature and nanoparticles concentration adjacent to an inclined cylindrical surface is assumed to be higher than the ambient flow field...
March 22, 2018: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
M Fratzl, S Delshadi, T Devillers, F Bruckert, O Cugat, N M Dempsey, G Blaire
Micro-magnets producing magnetic field gradients as high as 106 T m-1 have been used to efficiently trap nanoparticles with a magnetic core of just 12 nm in diameter. Particle capture efficiency increases with increasing particle concentration. Comparison of measured capture kinetics with numerical modelling reveals that a threshold concentration exists below which capture is diffusion-driven and above which it is convectively-driven. This comparison also shows that two-way fluid-particle coupling is responsible for the formation of convective cells, the size of which is governed by the height of the droplet...
March 22, 2018: Soft Matter
Jun Han, Seok-Hyung Won, Jung-Taek Kim, Myung-Hoon Hahn, Ye-Yeon Won
Purpose: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is considered an important cause of early degenerative arthritis development. Although three-dimensional (3D) imaging such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging are considered precise imaging modalities for 3D morphology of FAI, they are associated with several limitations when used in out-patient clinics. The paucity of FAI morphologic data in Koreans makes it difficult to select the most effective radiographical method when screening for general orthopedic problems...
March 2018: Hip & Pelvis
Zahra Rostami, Sajad Jafari
Complex anatomical and physiological structure of an excitable tissue (e.g., cardiac tissue) in the body can represent different electrical activities through normal or abnormal behavior. Abnormalities of the excitable tissue coming from different biological reasons can lead to formation of some defects. Such defects can cause some successive waves that may end up to some additional reorganizing beating behaviors like spiral waves or target waves. In this study, formation of defects and the resulting emitted waves in an excitable tissue are investigated...
April 2018: Cognitive Neurodynamics
Shakuntala Santosh Chopade, Suneela Sunil Dhaneshwar
AIM: To design colon-targeted codrugs of mycophenolic acid (MPA) and aminosugars as a safer option to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in the management of inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: Codrugs were synthesized by coupling MPA with aminosugars (D-glucosamine and D-galactosamine) using EDCI coupling. The structures were confirmed by infrared radiation, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectroscopy and elemental analysis. The release profile of codrugs was extensively studied in aqueous buffers, upper gastrointestinal homogenates, faecal matter and caecal homogenates ( in vitro ) and rat blood ( in vitro )...
March 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Jay Shah, Wyn Williams, Trevor P Almeida, Lesleis Nagy, Adrian R Muxworthy, András Kovács, Miguel A Valdez-Grijalva, Karl Fabian, Sara S Russell, Matthew J Genge, Rafal E Dunin-Borkowski
Recordings of magnetic fields, thought to be crucial to our solar system's rapid accretion, are potentially retained in unaltered nanometric low-Ni kamacite (~ metallic Fe) grains encased within dusty olivine crystals, found in the chondrules of unequilibrated chondrites. However, most of these kamacite grains are magnetically non-uniform, so their ability to retain four-billion-year-old magnetic recordings cannot be estimated by previous theories, which assume only uniform magnetization. Here, we demonstrate that non-uniformly magnetized nanometric kamacite grains are stable over solar system timescales and likely the primary carrier of remanence in dusty olivine...
March 21, 2018: Nature Communications
Ahmed S Fahmy, Ulf Neisius, Connie W Tsao, Sophie Berg, Elizabeth Goddu, Patrick Pierce, Tamer A Basha, Long Ngo, Warren J Manning, Reza Nezafat
BACKGROUND: Low scar-to-blood contrast in late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) MRI limits the visualization of scars adjacent to the blood pool. Nulling the blood signal improves scar detection but results in lack of contrast between myocardium and blood, which makes clinical evaluation of LGE images more difficult. METHODS: GB-LGE contrast is achieved through partial suppression of the blood signal using T2 magnetization preparation between the inversion pulse and acquisition...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Kichang Kwak, Hyuk Jin Yun, Gilsoon Park, Jong-Min Lee
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are age-related neurodegenerative diseases characterized by progressive loss of memory and irreversible cognitive functions. The hippocampus, a brain area critical for learning and memory processes, is especially susceptible to damage at early stages of AD. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to develop prediction model using a multi-modality sparse representation approach. METHODS: We proposed a sparse representation approach to the hippocampus using structural T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) to distinguish AD/MCI from healthy control subjects (HCs)...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Robert Gibbs, Gregory Moreton, Turgut Meydan, Paul Williams
The investigation of planar coils of differing topologies, when combined with a magnetostrictive amorphous ribbon to form a stress-sensitive self-inductor, is an active research area for applications as stress or pressure sensors. Four topologies of planar coil (Circular, Mesh, Meander, and Square) have been constructed using copper track on 30 mm wide PCB substrate. The coils are energized to draw 0.4 A and the resulting magnetic field distribution is observed with a newly developed three-dimensional magnetic field scanner...
March 21, 2018: Sensors
Roger Alexander Bennett, Haitham Etman, Hannah Hicks, Leah Richards, Chen Wu, Martin R Castell, Sarnjeet S Dhesi, Francesco Maccherozzi
The growth and reactive dewetting of ultra-thin films of iron oxides supported on Re(0001) surfaces have been imaged in-situ in real time. Initial growth forms a non-magnetic stable FeO (wüstite like) layer in a commensurate network upon which high aspect ratio nanowires of several microns length but less than 40nm width can be fabricated. The nanowires are closely aligned with the substrate crystallography and imaging by X-ray magnetic circular dichroism shows that each contain a single magnetic domain. The driving force for dewetting appears to be the minimization of strain energy of the Fe3O4 crystallites and follows the Tersoff and Tromp model in which strain is minimized at constant height by extending in one epitaxially matched direction...
March 21, 2018: Nano Letters
Huifeng Yu, Yanming An, Marcos Daniel Battistel, John F Cipollo, Darón I Freedberg
Conjugate vaccines are highly heterogeneous in terms of glycosylation sites and linked oligosaccharide length. Therefore, the characterization of conjugate vaccines' glycosylation state is challenging. However, improved product characterization can lead to enhancements in product control and product quality. Here, we present a synergistic combination of high-resolution mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for the analysis of glycoconjugates. We use the power of this strategy to characterize model polysaccharide conjugates to demonstrate a detailed level of glycoproteomic analysis...
March 21, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
Tina Laga, Sandrina Lambrechts, Annouschka Laenen, Els Van Nieuwenhuysen, Sileny N Han, Ignace Vergote
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and feasibility of macroscopically complete (R0) secondary debulking surgery (SDS) in a single-center cohort of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. The performances of existing prediction models (DESKTOP score, Tian model) for R0 SDS were evaluated in this cohort. METHODS: Patient, disease, and treatment characteristics of 102 patients undergoing SDS for recurrent ovarian cancer at the University Hospitals Leuven between 1997 and 2014 were collected...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Alejandro Cabrera-García, Elisa Checa-Chavarria, Jesús Pacheco-Torres, Ángela Bernabeu-Sanz, Alejandro Vidal-Moya, Eva Rivero-Buceta, Germán Sastre, Eduardo Fernández, Pablo Botella
The development of contrast agents (CAs) for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with T1-T2 dual-mode relaxivity requires the accurate assembly of T1 and T2 magnetic centers in a single structure. In this context, we have synthesized a novel hybrid material by monitoring the formation of Prussian Blue analogue Gd(H2O)4[Fe(CN)6] nanoparticles with tailored shape (from nanocrosses to nanorods) and size, and further protection with a thin and homogeneous silica coating through hydrolysis and polymerization of silicate at neutral pH...
March 21, 2018: Nanoscale
R Ravikanth Reddy, Ganesh Shanmugam, Balaraman Madhan, B V N Phani Kumar
The interaction of ionic liquid (IL) with protein is now becoming important as it stabilizes the protein due to the selective cation-anion combination of the IL. The binding and dynamics of the green solvents such as imidazole alkyl sulfate based ILs, viz., 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium alkyl [where alkyl = hydrogen, methyl, octyl and dodecyl] sulfate, with two distinct model proteins, namely human serum albumin (HSA) and collagen in aqueous solution, have been investigated with the aid of solution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)...
March 21, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Kimberly A Babson, Steven H Woodward, Marie Schaer, Sandra E Sephton, Danny G Kaloupek
BACKGROUND: Human studies have often found that brain regions rich in glucocorticoid receptors exhibit smaller volume in samples with past trauma and ongoing stress; however, relatively little research has addressed the hypothesis that such smaller volumes can be traced to elevated circulating glucocorticoid hormones (GCs). This issue takes on renewed interest in light of recent proposals to treat symptoms of stress disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with exogenous synthetic GCs...
May 2017: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Tomasz Hornowski, Martina Kubovcíkova, Milan Timko, Marceli Koralewski, Arkadiusz Józefczak
The efficiency of ultrasound hyperthermia for anti-cancer treatments such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy can be improved by using sonosensitizers, which are materials that enhance the attenuation and dissipation of acoustic energy. We propose the use of magnetic nanoparticles as sonosensitizers because of their biocompatibility, non-toxicity, and common use in several medical applications. A magnetic material was synthetized and then incorporated in the form of a magnetic fluid in agar tissue-mimicking phantoms...
March 21, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Ya-Ni Tang, Cheng-Fu Tan, Wei-Wei Liu, Jie Yan, Chao Wang, Mi Liu, Dong-Hai Lin, Cai-Hua Huang, Lin Du, Mei-Lin Chen, Jiao-Lan Li, Ding-Ming Zhu
OBJECTIVE: We have repeatedly demonstrated that electroacupuncture (EA) of "Neiguan"(PC 6) can improve myocardial ischemia in rats. The present study was designed to investigate the metabolomic profile of peripheral blood se-rum and myocardium involving EA-induced improvement of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI) in rats by using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. METHODS: Thirty male SD rats were equally randomized into blank control, model and EA groups...
March 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Daniel Appel, Miriam Seeberger, Edzard Schwedhelm, Patrick Czorlich, Alwin E Goetz, Rainer H Böger, Juliane Hannemann
BACKGROUND: Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is the major cause of lethality and neuronal damage in patients who survived the primary subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Asymmetric and symmetric dimethylarginines (ADMA and SDMA) inhibit nitric oxide production from L-arginine via distinct mechanisms. Elevated ADMA levels are associated with vasospasm after SAH. We aimed to study the time course of ADMA and SDMA in plasma and ventricular cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and their associations with DCI and outcome...
March 20, 2018: Neurocritical Care
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