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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631360/reduced-cell-attachment-to-poly-2-hydroxyethyl-methacrylate-coated-ventricular-catheters-in-vitro
#1
Brian W Hanak, Chia-Yun Hsieh, William Donaldson, Samuel R Browd, Kenneth K S Lau, William Shain
The majority of patients with hydrocephalus are dependent on ventriculoperitoneal shunts for diversion of excess cerebrospinal fluid. Unfortunately, these shunts are failure-prone and over half of all life-threatening pediatric failures are caused by obstruction of the ventricular catheter by the brain's resident immune cells, reactive microglia and astrocytes. Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) hydrogels are widely used for biomedical implants. The extreme hydrophilicity of PHEMA confers resistance to protein fouling, making it a strong candidate coating for ventricular catheters...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622474/larch-arabinogalactan-attenuates-myocardial-injury-by-inhibiting-apoptotic-cascades-in-a-rat-model-of-ischemia-reperfusion
#2
Sun-Ha Lim
We reported previously that supplementation with apple pectin, a dietary fiber, reduced myocardial injury in a rat model of ischemia-reperfusion. In this study, we further investigated an arabinogalactan, one of the constituent polysaccharides of pectin, to determine which domains comprising pectin were responsible for the protection. In a rat model of 30-min ischemia followed by 3-h reperfusion, supplementation with larch arabinogalactan (LAG) over 50 mg/kg/day significantly reduced infarct size. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), immunohistochemistry, and immunoblot analyses showed that intake of LAG blocked the steps involved in apoptotic cascades through downregulation of gelsolin gene expression at the protein (Gelsolin) level, inhibition of p38 phosphorylation in mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways, decreased bax/bcl-2 ratio at the protein (Bax/Bcl-2) level, which was correlated with the ratio at the mRNA level, inhibition of the conversion of Procaspase protein to Caspase-3 protein, and consequently a decrease in apoptotic cells...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622371/high-tolerance-to-temperature-and-salinity-change-should-enable-scleractinian-coral-platygyra-acuta-from-marginal-environments-to-persist-under-future-climate-change
#3
Apple Pui Yi Chui, Put Ang
With projected changes in the marine environment under global climate change, the effects of single stressors on corals have been relatively well studied. However, more focus should be placed on the interactive effects of multiple stressors if their impacts upon corals are to be assessed more realistically. Elevation of sea surface temperature is projected under global climate change, and future increases in precipitation extremes related to the monsoon are also expected. Thus, the lowering of salinity could become a more common phenomenon and its impact on corals could be significant as extreme precipitation usually occurs during the coral spawning season...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593682/interactive-pediatric-emergency-checklists-to-the-palm-of-your-hand-how-the-pedi-crisis-app-traveled-around-the-world
#4
Jorge A Gálvez, Justin L Lockman, Laura E Schleelein, Allan F Simpao, Luis M Ahumada, Bryan A Wolf, Maully J Shah, Eugenie Heitmiller, Mohamed Rehman
BACKGROUND: Cognitive aids help clinicians manage critical events and have been shown to improve outcomes by providing critical information at the point of care. Critical event guidelines, such as the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia's Critical Events Checklists described in this article, can be distributed globally via interactive smartphone apps. From October 1, 2013 to January 1, 2014, we performed an observational study to determine the global distribution and utilization patterns of the Pedi Crisis cognitive aid app that the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia developed...
June 7, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580771/in-vitro-oxidative-degradation-of-a-spinal-posterior-dynamic-stabilization-device
#5
Bernard M Lawless, Daniel M Espino, Duncan E T Shepherd
This study quantified the changes of the frequency-dependant viscoelastic properties of the BDyn (S14 Implants, Pessac, France) spinal posterior dynamic stabilization (PDS) device due to in vitro oxidation. Six polycarbonate urethane (PCU) rings and six silicone cushions were degraded using a 20% hydrogen peroxide/0.1 M cobalt (II) chloride hexahydrate, at 37°C, for 24 days. The viscoelastic properties of the individual components and the components assembled into the BDyn PDS device were determined using Dynamic Mechanical Analysis at frequencies from 0...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561991/development-of-a-novel-bioactive-glass-suitable-for-osteosarcoma-related-bone-grafts
#6
Alireza Rahimnejad Yazdi, Lawrence Torkan, Stephen D Waldman, Mark R Towler
In this study, zinc borate-based glasses with increasing gallium content (0, 2.5, 5, 10, and 15 wt % Ga) were synthesized and their effect on the viability and proliferation of preosteoblasts and osteosarcoma cancer cells were investigated. Methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) cell viability assays using glass degradation extracts revealed that the extracts from glasses with lower Ga contents could enhance the viability of preosteoblasts, while extracts from the glass composition with 15 wt % Ga caused statistically significant reduction of their viability...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561950/poly-n-4-aminobutyl-acrylamide-as-mimetic-polylysine-for-improving-survival-and-differentiation-of-cerebellar-granule-neurons
#7
Yu-Hsin Wang, Shao-Hsuan Chang, Daxen Mau-Hsu, Jyh-Horng Wang, Tai-Horng Young
Poly(N-(4-aminobutyl)-acrylamide) (P4Am) and poly-d-lysine (PDL) possess the same butylamine side chain. The main difference is the peptide structure, which is in the main chain of PDL but in the side chain of P4Am. PDL has been extensively used in the preparation of neuronal cultures. We assumed neurons are sensitive enough to distinguish such structure difference so these two cationic polymers were compared at serial coating concentrations for culturing cerebellar granule neurons from 7-day-old Wistar rats in this study...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558631/ursolic-acid-mediates-hepatic-protection-through-enhancing-of-anti-aging-biomarkers
#8
Shadi Gharibi, Nuredin Bakhtiari, Elham-Moslemee Jalalvand
BACKGROUND: Age-associated loss of liver function has been recognized for decades. But, the mechanism driving liver regeneration and its decline with age remains elusive. OBJECTIVE: Hence, to support of our previous studies about anti-aging effects of Ursolic Acid (UA), a compound which extensively present in apple peels. The aim of this study is to address whether UA might alter sensors of the cell metabolic state such as SIRT1, SIRT6, PGC-1β and Klotho proteins...
May 30, 2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556562/drug-release-as-a-function-of-bioactivity-incubation-regime-liquid-and-initial-load-release-of-bortezomib-from-calcium-phosphate-containing-silica-collagen-xerogels
#9
Benjamin Kruppke, Dirk Hose, Reinhard Schnettler, Anja Seckinger, Sina Rößler, Thomas Hanke, Sascha Heinemann
The ability of silica-/collagen-based composite xerogels to act as drug delivery systems was evaluated by taking into account the initial drug concentration, bioactivity of the xerogels, liquid, and incubation regime. The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib was chosen as a model drug, used for the systemic treatment of multiple myeloma. Incubation during 14 days in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) or simulated body fluid (SBF) showed a weak initial burst and was identified to be of first order with subsequent release being independent from the initial load of 0...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531103/screening-of-a-combinatorial-library-of-organic-polymers-for-the-solid-phase-extraction-of-patulin-from-apple-juice
#10
Cristina Giovannoli, Giulia Spano, Fabio Di Nardo, Laura Anfossi, Claudio Baggiani
Patulin is a water-soluble mycotoxin produced by several species of fungi. Governmental bodies have placed it under scrutiny for its potential negative health effects, and maximum residue limits are fixed in specific food matrices to protect consumers' health. Confirmatory analysis of patulin in complex food matrices can be a difficult task, and sample clean-up treatments are frequently necessary before instrumental analyses. With the aim of simplifying the clean-up step, we prepared a 256-member combinatorial polymeric library based on 16 functional monomers, four cross-linkers and four different porogenic solvents...
May 20, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505543/chronic-administration-of-apple-polyphenols-ameliorates-hyperglycaemia-in-high-normal-and-borderline-subjects-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
#11
Toshihiko Shoji, Mitsuhiro Yamada, Tomisato Miura, Kazuaki Nagashima, Kasane Ogura, Nobuya Inagaki, Mari Maeda-Yamamoto
AIMS: We previously reported that apple polyphenols (AP) and their major active components, procyanidins, had beneficial effects on glucose homeostasis and diabetes in diabetic ob/ob mice. The present study was performed to evaluate the effects of chronic AP administration on glucose tolerance in high-normal and borderline human subjects. METHODS: Subjects (n=65) with a fasting plasma glucose (FPG) level of 100-125mg/dL determined during a recent health check-up were randomised to receive tablets containing AP (600mg/day) or placebo tablets for 12weeks in a double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial...
July 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500731/alternative-plasticizer-4-cyclohexene-1-2-dicarboxylic-acid-dinonyl-ester-for-blood-containers-with-protective-effects-on-red-blood-cells-and-improved-cold-resistance
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Yuki Morishita, Yusuke Nomura, Chie Fukui, Ayano Fujisawa, Kayo Watanabe, Hideo Fujimaki, Hidefumi Kumada, Kaoru Inoue, Tomomi Morikawa, Miwa Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Kawakami, Hideyuki Sakoda, Tomokazu Mukai, Toshiyasu Yuba, Ken-Ichi Inamura, Akito Tanoue, Ken-Ichi Miyazaki, Ung-Il Chung, Kumiko Ogawa, Midori Yoshida, Yuji Haishima
Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), a typical plasticizer used for polyvinyl chloride (PVC), is eluted from PVC-made blood containers and protects against red blood cell (RBC) hemolysis. However, concerns have arisen regarding the reproductive and developmental risks of DEHP in humans, and the use of alternative plasticizers for medical devices has been recommended worldwide. In this study, we propose that the use of a novel plasticizer, 4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboxylic acid dinonyl ester (DL9TH), could help produce more useful and safe blood containers...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480611/corrosion-behavior-of-surface-modifications-on-titanium-dental-implant-in-situ-bacteria-monitoring-by-electrochemical-techniques
#13
Ivan Díaz, Miguel Ángel Pacha-Olivenza, Ricardo Tejero, Eduardo Anitua, Maria Luisa González-Martín, Maria Lorenza Escudero, Maria Cristina García-Alonso
The effects of surface modifications and bacteria on the corrosion behavior of titanium have been studied. Five surface modifications were analyzed: two acid etchings (op V, op N), acid etching + anodic oxidation (op NT), sandblasting + acid etching (SLA), and machined surfaces (mach). The corrosion behavior of the surface modifications was evaluated by following the standard ANSI/AAMI/ISO 10993-15:2000. Cyclic potentiodynamic and potentiostatic anodic polarization tests and ion release by ICP-OES after immersion for 7 days in 0...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479735/cucurbitane-type-triterpenoids-from-the-blood-glucose-lowering-extracts-of-coccinia-indica-and-momordica-balsamina-fruits
#14
Ujjwal Kaushik, Vidhu Aeri, R Mir Showkat, Mohammad Ali
CONTEXT: Few vegetables that are commonly consumed in India as part of diet have been claimed for their antidiabetic potential. OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed at evaluating preventive effects of cucurbit vegetables namely, Coccinia indica and Momordica balsamina belonging to family Cucurbitaceae in diabetic hyperglycemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The fruits of M. balsamina and C. indica were extracted with chloroform and fractionated with hexane to prepare an extract rich in moderately polar components...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477139/caterpillar-induced-plant-volatiles-attract-adult-tortricidae
#15
D M Suckling, A M El-Sayed
Binary and ternary combinations of volatile organic compounds identified earlier from caterpillar-infested apple foliage caught more than one thousand individuals of both sexes of several adult tortricid leafroller species in several days of trials conducted in apple orchards in southern British Columbia. A series of combinations with phenylacetonitrile, benzyl alcohol, and/or 2-phenylethanol and acetic acid enabled substantial catches of both sexes of eye-spotted budmoth, Spilonota ocellana, oblique-banded leafroller, Choristoneura rosaceana and three-lined leafroller, Pandemis limitata...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441790/eradicating-breast-cancer-longevity-impact-on-kuwaiti-women
#16
Muhammad Ali Al Ramadhan
Objective: To explore salient trends in incidence and mortality from breast cancer among Kuwaiti females and to quantify the number of years that could be saved if breast cancer deaths were eliminated. Methods: Appling life table technique, the paper constructs a bridged, multiple decrement and cancer-elimination life tables for Kuwaiti females. Data sources include Kuwait Cancer Control Center Registry along with vital statistics on mortality by age groups, nationality, and causes of death according to ICD-10 revision...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433923/uhplc-q-orbitrap-hrms-based-global-metabolomics-reveal-metabolome-modifications-in-plasma-of-young-women-after-cranberry-juice-consumption
#17
Haiyan Liu, Timothy J Garrett, Zhihua Su, Christina Khoo, Liwei Gu
Plasma metabolome in young women following cranberry juice consumption were investigated using a global UHPLC-Q-Orbitrap-HRMS approach. Seventeen female college students, between 21 and 29 years old, were given either cranberry juice or apple juice for three days using a cross-over design. Plasma samples were collected before and after juice consumption. Plasma metabolomes were analyzed using UHPLC-Q-Orbitrap-HRMS followed by orthogonal partial least squares-discriminant analyses (OPLS-DA). S-plot was used to identify discriminant metabolites...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431510/delayed-response-to-cold-stress-is-characterized-by-successive-metabolic-shifts-culminating-in-apple-fruit-peel-necrosis
#18
Nigel E Gapper, Maarten L A T M Hertog, Jinwook Lee, David A Buchanan, Rachel S Leisso, Zhangjun Fei, Guiqin Qu, James J Giovannoni, Jason W Johnston, Robert J Schaffer, Bart M Nicolaï, James P Mattheis, Christopher B Watkins, David R Rudell
BACKGROUND: Superficial scald is a physiological disorder of apple fruit characterized by sunken, necrotic lesions appearing after prolonged cold storage, although initial injury occurs much earlier in the storage period. To determine the degree to which the transition to cell death is an active process and specific metabolism involved, untargeted metabolic and transcriptomic profiling was used to follow metabolism of peel tissue over 180 d of cold storage. RESULTS: The metabolome and transcriptome of peel destined to develop scald began to diverge from peel where scald was controlled using antioxidant (diphenylamine; DPA) or rendered insensitive to ethylene using 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) beginning between 30 and 60 days of storage...
April 21, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419685/scaffolds-for-epithelial-tissue-engineering-customized-in-elastomeric-molds
#19
Mohamed-Nur Abdallah, Sara Abdollahi, Marco Laurenti, Dongdong Fang, Simon D Tran, Marta Cerruti, Faleh Tamimi
Restoration of soft tissue defects remains a challenge for surgical reconstruction. In this study, we introduce a new approach to fabricate poly(d,l-lactic acid) (PDLLA) scaffolds with anatomical shapes customized to regenerate three-dimensional soft tissue defects. Highly concentrated polymer/salt mixtures were molded in flexible polyether molds. Microcomputed tomography showed that with this approach it was possible to produce scaffolds with clinically acceptable volume ratio maintenance (>90%). Moreover, this technique allowed us to customize the average pore size and pore interconnectivity of the scaffolds by using variations of salt particle size...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414437/phenolic-content-and-antioxidant-activity-during-the-development-of-brookfield-and-mishima-apples
#20
Mayara C Stanger, Cristiano A Steffens, Cristina Soethe, Marcelo A Moreira, Cassandro V T do Amarante
The aim of this study was to characterize the changes in the contents of total (TPC) and individual (IPC) phenolic compounds, the total antioxidant activity (TAA) in the peel and pulp, and total anthocyanins (TAN) in the peel during the development of the fruits of 'Brookfield' and 'Mishima' apple trees. 'Brookfield' apples were harvested from the 49th to the 138th days after full bloom (DAFB) and 'Mishima' apples from the 45th to the 172th DAFB. In the pulp, the IPC, TPC, and TAA rapidly reduced at 75 and 79 DAFB for the 'Brookfield' and 'Mishima' apples, respectively, and then remained constant until commercial maturity...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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