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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215095/ph-dependence-of-photoinduced-electron-transfer-with-ru-tap-3-2
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Ludovic Troian-Gautier, Epiphanie Mugeniwabagara, Luca Fusaro, Cécile Moucheron, Andrée Kirsch-De Mesmaeker, Michel Luhmer
The quenching of the excited state of [Ru(TAP)3](2+) (TAP = 1,4,5,8-tetraazaphenanthrene) by guanosine-5'-monophosphate (GMP), N-acetyltyrosine (N-Ac-Tyr), and hydroquinone (H2Q) has been studied in aqueous solution over a wide range of pH values including, for the first time, strongly acidic media. This quenching by electron transfer was examined by steady-state (1)H photochemically induced dynamic nuclear polarization (photo-CIDNP) as well as by more conventional techniques, among which are pulsed laser-induced transient absorption and emission experiments...
February 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208578/role-of-cortico-cancellous-heterologous-bone-in-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cell-xeno-free-culture-studied-by-synchrotron-radiation-phase-contrast-microtomography
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Serena Mazzoni, Sara Mohammadi, Giuliana Tromba, Francesca Diomede, Adriano Piattelli, Oriana Trubiani, Alessandra Giuliani
This study was designed to quantitatively demonstrate via three-dimensional (3D) images, through the Synchrotron Radiation Phase-Contrast Microtomography (SR-PhC-MicroCT), the osteoinductive properties of a cortico-cancellous scaffold (Osteobiol Dual Block-DB) cultured with human Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells (hPDLSCs) in xeno-free media. In vitro cultures of hPDLSCs, obtained from alveolar crest and horizontal fibers of the periodontal ligament, were seeded onto DB scaffolds and cultured in xeno-free media for three weeks...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199768/photoresponsive-nanosheets-of-polyoxometalates-formed-by-controlled-self-assembly-pathways
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Keita Ishiba, Takao Noguchi, Hiroaki Iguchi, Masa-Aki Morikawa, Kenji Kaneko, Nobuo Kimizuka
Anionic Keggin polyoxometalates (POMs) and ether linkage-enriched ammonium ions spontaneously self-assemble into rectangular ultrathin nanosheets in aqueous media. The structural flexibility of the cation is essential to form oriented nanosheets; as demonstrated by single-crystal X-ray diffraction measurements. The difference in initial conditions exerts significant influence on selecting for self-assembly pathways in the energy landscape. Photoillumination of the POM sheets in pure water causes dissolution of reduced POMs, which allowed site-specific etching of nanosheets using laser scanning microscopy...
February 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199728/altered-mir-155-expression-in-allergic-asthmatic-airways
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Carina Malmhäll, Kristina Johansson, Carla Winkler, Sahar Alawieh, Linda Ekerljung, Madeleine Rådinger
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at posttranscriptional level. We and others have previously identified miRNAs with pathological roles in animal models of asthma. To date, few studies have investigated miRNA expression in human asthmatics and miRNA expression in specific cellular subtypes in asthmatics is largely unexplored. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess miR-146a and miR-155 expression in airways- and blood-derived samples, two miRNA candidates which have previously been described to play important roles in inflammatory processes...
February 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197679/contrast-associated-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-critically-ill-systematic-review-and-bayesian-meta-analysis
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Stephan Ehrmann, Andrew Quartin, Brian P Hobbs, Vincent Robert-Edan, Cynthia Cely, Cynthia Bell, Genevieve Lyons, Tai Pham, Roland Schein, Yimin Geng, Karim Lakhal, Chaan S Ng
PURPOSE: Critically ill patients, among whom acute kidney injury is common, are often considered particularly vulnerable to iodinated contrast medium nephrotoxicity. However, the attributable incidence remains uncertain given the paucity of observational studies including a control group. This study assessed acute kidney injury incidence attributable to iodinated contrast media in critically ill patients based on new data accounting for sample and effect size and including a control group...
February 14, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195612/relationships-between-spatial-contrast-sensitivity-and-parafoveal-cone-density-in-normal-subjects-and-patients-with-retinal-degeneration
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Masakazu Hirota, Takeshi Morimoto, Hiroyuki Kanda, Tibor Karl Lohmann, Suguru Miyagawa, Takao Endo, Tomomitsu Miyoshi, Takashi Fujikado
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between spatial contrast sensitivity (CS) and parafoveal cone density (PCD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifteen healthy individuals (mean age: 26.1 years ± 4.5 years) and nine patients with hereditary retinal degeneration (mean age: 31.6 years ± 13.4 years) without media opacities were studied. The CS was measured by CSV-1000 (VectorVision, Greenville, OH). The cone mosaic was photographed with an adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope (AOSLO) with a 1° × 1° field of view centered on the fovea...
February 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193648/pharmacodynamics-of-finafloxacin-ciprofloxacin-and-levofloxacin-in-serum-and-urine-against-tem-and-shv-type-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-isolated-from-patients-with-urinary-tract-infections
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A Dalhoff, S Schubert, A Vente
Background: Pharmacodynamics of finafloxacin, ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin against ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae were compared. As quinolones loose activity in acidic media and in particular in urine, their activities were tested in parallel under conventional conditions and in acidic artificial urine.Methods: TEM- and SHV-type ESBL-producing E. coli and K. pneumoniae and their wild-type counterparts were exposed in a modified Grasso model to serum- and urine-concentrations following oral doses of finafloxacin 800mg qd, immediate- release ciprofloxacin 500mg bid, extended release ciprofloxacin-XR 1000mg qd, levofloxacin 500mg qd, or levofloxacin 750mg qd...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190602/prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-units
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S Mas-Font, J Ros-Martinez, C Pérez-Calvo, P Villa-Díaz, S Aldunate-Calvo, E Moreno-Clari
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a growing concern in Intensive Care Units. The advanced age of our patients, with the increase in associated morbidity and the complexity of the treatments provided favor the development of AKI. Since no effective treatment for AKI is available, all efforts are aimed at prevention and early detection of the disorder in order to establish secondary preventive measures to impede AKI progression. In critical patients, the most frequent causes are sepsis and situations that result in renal hypoperfusion; preventive measures are therefore directed at securing hydration and correct hemodynamics through fluid perfusion and the use of inotropic or vasoactive drugs, according to the underlying disease condition...
February 9, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190337/observed-dependence-of-colloid-detachment-on-the-concentration-of-initially-attached-colloids-and-collector-surface-heterogeneity-in-porous-media
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Tiantian Li, Yan Jin, Yuanfang Huang, Baoguo Li, Chongyang Shen
Sand column experiments were conducted to examine effects of concentration of attached colloids (CAC) on their subsequent detachment upon decreasing solution ionic strength (IS). Different pore volumes of latex microparticle suspension were injected into the columns to allow different amounts of colloids to attach at ISs of 0.001, 0.01, and 0.2 M, respectively. Then deionized water was introduced to release the attached colloids. Results show that the fraction of attachments that were reversible to reduction of IS (FRA) increased with increasing CAC at a given IS if the sand were extensively treated using acids to reduce surface charge heterogeneity...
February 13, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187739/the-global-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-registry-gcmr-of-the-society-for-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-scmr-its-goals-rationale-data-infrastructure-and-current-developments
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Raymond Y Kwong, Steffen E Petersen, Jeanette Schulz-Menger, Andrew E Arai, Scott E Bingham, Yucheng Chen, Yuna L Choi, Ricardo C Cury, Vanessa M Ferreira, Scott D Flamm, Kevin Steel, W Patricia Bandettini, Edward T Martin, Leelakrishna Nallamshetty, Stefan Neubauer, Subha V Raman, Erik B Schelbert, Uma S Valeti, Jie Jane Cao, Nathaniel Reichek, Alistair A Young, Lyuba Fexon, Misha Pivovarov, Victor A Ferrari, Orlando P Simonetti
BACKGROUND: With multifaceted imaging capabilities, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is playing a progressively increasing role in the management of various cardiac conditions. A global registry that harmonizes data from international centers, with participation policies that aim to be open and inclusive of all CMR programs, can support future evidence-based growth in CMR. METHODS: The Global CMR Registry (GCMR) was established in 2013 under the auspices of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187198/two-stable-variants-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-strain-mshr5848-express-broadly-divergent-in-vitro-phenotypes-associated-with-their-virulence-differences
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A A Shea, R C Bernhards, C K Cote, C J Chase, J W Koehler, C P Klimko, J T Ladner, D A Rozak, M J Wolcott, D P Fetterer, S J Kern, G I Koroleva, S P Lovett, G F Palacios, R G Toothman, J A Bozue, P L Worsham, S L Welkos
Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bp), the agent of melioidosis, causes disease ranging from acute and rapidly fatal to protracted and chronic. Bp is highly infectious by aerosol, can cause severe disease with nonspecific symptoms, and is naturally resistant to multiple antibiotics. However, no vaccine exists. Unlike many Bp strains, which exhibit random variability in traits such as colony morphology, Bp strain MSHR5848 exhibited two distinct and relatively stable colony morphologies on sheep blood agar plates: a smooth, glossy, pale yellow colony and a flat, rough, white colony...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186768/the-impact-of-gut-microbiota-mediated-bile-acid-metabolism-on-the-solubilization-capacity-of-bile-salt-micelles-and-drug-solubility
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Elaine F Enright, Susan A Joyce, Cormac G M Gahan, Brendan T Griffin
In recent years, the gut microbiome has gained increasing appreciation as a determinant of the health status of the human host. Bile salts that are secreted into the intestine may be biotransformed by enzymes produced by the gut bacteria. To date, bile acid research at the host-microbe interface has primarily been directed toward effects on host metabolism. The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of changes in gut microbial bile acid metabolism on the solubilization capacity of bile salt micelles and consequently intraluminal drug solubility...
February 10, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184968/regulation-of-pd-l1-expression-on-murine-tumor-associated-monocytes-and-macrophages-by-locally-produced-tnf-%C3%AE
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Genevieve Hartley, Daniel Regan, Amanda Guth, Steven Dow
PD-L1 is an immune checkpoint protein that has emerged as a major signaling molecule involved with tumor escape from T cell immune responses. Studies have shown that intra-tumoral expression of PD-L1 can inhibit antitumor immune responses. However, it has recently been shown that expression of PD-L1 on myeloid cells from the tumor is a stronger indicator of prognosis than tumor cell PD-L1 expression. Therefore, it is important to understand the factors that govern the regulation of PD-L1 expression on tumor-infiltrating myeloid cells...
February 9, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182042/biomarker-response-to-contrast-administration-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-patients-following-coronary-angiography
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V L Ashalatha, A R Bitla, V S Kumar, D Rajasekhar, M M Suchitra, A Y Lakshmi, P V L N S Rao
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and cystatin C represent early renal injury markers for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). Baseline parameters such as type and quantity of contrast, patient preparation, renal function status, and diabetes mellitus (DM) are known to affect the response of the kidney to contrast-induced injury. This study was taken up to know the biomarker response to contrast administration in 58 diabetic and 59 nondiabetic male patients with same baseline parameters and baseline serum creatinine <1...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181941/sodium-bicarbonate-versus-sodium-chloride-for-preventing-contrast-associated-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xavier Valette, Isabelle Desmeulles, Benoit Savary, Romain Masson, Amélie Seguin, Bertrand Sauneuf, Jennifer Brunet, Pierre Verrier, Véronique Pottier, Marie Orabona, Désiré Samba, Gérald Viquesnel, Mathilde Lermuzeaux, Pascal Hazera, Jean-Jacques Dutheil, Jean-Luc Hanouz, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Damien du Cheyron
OBJECTIVES: To test whether hydration with bicarbonate rather than isotonic sodium chloride reduces the risk of contrast-associated acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. DESIGN: Prospective, double-blind, multicenter, randomized controlled study. SETTING: Three French ICUs. PATIENTS: Critically ill patients with stable renal function (n = 307) who received intravascular contrast media. INTERVENTIONS: Hydration with 0...
February 7, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181544/mono-energy-coronary-angiography-with-a-compact-synchrotron-source
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Elena Eggl, Korbinian Mechlem, Eva Braig, Stephanie Kulpe, Martin Dierolf, Benedikt Günther, Klaus Achterhold, Julia Herzen, Bernhard Gleich, Ernst Rummeny, Peter B Noёl, Franz Pfeiffer, Daniela Muenzel
X-ray coronary angiography is an invaluable tool for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. However, the use of iodine-based contrast media can be contraindicated for patients who present with chronic renal insufficiency or with severe iodine allergy. These patients could benefit from a reduced contrast agent concentration, possibly achieved through application of a mono-energetic x-ray beam. While large-scale synchrotrons are impractical for daily clinical use, the technology of compact synchrotron sources strongly advanced during the last decade...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180952/endothelial-dysfunction-during-long-term-follow-up-in-children-with-stec-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Martin Kreuzer, Laura Sollmann, Stephan Ruben, Maren Leifheit-Nestler, Dagmar-Christiane Fischer, Lars Pape, Dieter Haffner
BACKGROUND: Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-associated hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is a major cause of acute kidney injury (AKI), especially in children. Its long-term outcome with respect to endothelial damage remains largely elusive. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in 26 children who had suffered from STEC-HUS in the past and achieved a complete recovery of renal function (eGFR >90 ml/min/1.73 m(2)). Skin microcirculation after local heating was assessed by laser Doppler fluximetry, carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), carotid intima media thickness (cIMT), 24-h ambulatory blood pressure, and angiopoietin (Ang) 1 and 2 serum levels after a median follow-up period of 6...
February 8, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178417/surface-forces-and-interaction-mechanisms-of-emulsion-drops-and-gas-bubbles-in-complex-fluids
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Lei Xie, Chen Shi, Xin Cui, Hongbo Zeng
The interactions of emulsion drops and gas bubbles in complex fluids play important roles in a wide range of biological and technological applications, such as programmable drug and gene delivery, formation of emulsions and foams, and froth flotation of mineral particles. In this feature article, we have reviewed our recent progress on the quantification of surface forces and interaction mechanisms of gas bubbles and emulsion drops in different material systems by using several complementary techniques, including drop/bubble probe atomic force microscope (AFM), surface forces apparatus (SFA) and four-roll mill fluidic device...
February 8, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178315/composition-and-pathogenic-potential-of-a-microbial-bioremediation-product-used-for-crude-oil-degradation
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Azam F Tayabali, Gordon Coleman, Jennifer Crosthwait, Kathy C Nguyen, Yan Zhang, Philip Shwed
A microbial bioremediation product (MBP) used for large-scale oil degradation was investigated for microbial constituents and possible pathogenicity. Aerobic growth on various media yielded >108 colonies mL-1. Full-length 16S rDNA sequencing and fatty acid profiling from morphologically distinct colonies revealed ≥13 distinct genera. Full-length 16S rDNA library sequencing, by either Sanger or long-read PacBio technology, suggested that up to 21% of the MBP was composed of Arcobacter. Other high abundance microbial constituents (>6%) included the genera Proteus, Enterococcus, Dysgonomonas and several genera in the order Bacteroidales...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178225/poloxamer-based-thermoreversible-gel-for-topical-delivery-of-emodin-influence-of-p407-and-p188-on-solubility-of-emodin-and-its-application-in-cellular-activity-screening
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Eunmi Ban, Mijung Park, Seonghee Jeong, Taekhyun Kwon, Eun-Hee Kim, Kiwon Jung, Aeri Kim
Emodin is a component in a Chinese herb, Rheum officinale Baill, traditionally used for diabetes and anticancer. Its poor solubility is one of the major challenges to pharmaceutical scientists. We previously reported on thermoreversible gel formulations based on poloxamer for the topical delivery of emodin. The present study was to understand the effect of poloxamer type on emodin solubility and its application in cellular activity screening. Various gel formulations composed of poloxamer 407 (P407), poloxamer 188 (P188) and PEG400 were prepared and evaluated...
February 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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