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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742317/disposable-microfluidic-immunoarray-device-for-sensitive-breast-cancer-biomarker-detection
#1
Ricardo A G de Oliveira, Elsa María Materón, Matias Eliseo Melendez, Andre L Carvalho, Ronaldo C Faria
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. The detection of biomarkers has played a significant role in the early diagnosis and prognosis of breast cancer. Herein, we describe the construction of a disposable microfluidic immunoarray device (DµID) for rapid and low-cost detection of CA15-3 a protein biomarker for breast cancer. The DµID was constructed using a simple and rapid prototyping technique and was applied to detect CA15-3 in cancer patients. The DµID construction was based on a use of double-sided adhesive card with the microfluidic channel and a screen-printed array with 8 electrodes...
July 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733853/cerebral-magnetic-resonance-findings-during-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-mucopolysaccharidosis
#2
Yoshiko Matsubara, Osamu Miyazaki, Motomichi Kosuga, Torayuki Okuyama, Shunsuke Nosaka
BACKGROUND: Although enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) is an effective treatment for mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) types I, II, IVA and VI, its effectiveness in children with central nervous system (CNS) disorders is said to be poor because the blood-brain barrier cannot be penetrated by ERT drugs. OBJECTIVE: To assess CNS involvement in mucopolysaccharidosis at the start of enzyme replacement therapy and to investigate the time course of ERT in the central nervous system...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729395/relationship-between-exercise-volume-and-muscle-protein-synthesis-in-a-rat-model-of-resistance-exercise
#3
Riki Ogasawara, Yuki Arihara, Junya Takegaki, Koichi Nakazato, Naokata Ishii
Resistance exercise (RE) volume is recognized as an important factor that stimulates muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and is considered, at least in part, to be involved in the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1)-associated signaling. However, the effects of relatively high doses of muscle contractions on mTORC1 and MPS remain unclear. In the present study, we used an animal model of RE to investigate the relationship between RE volume and MPS. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to RE, and muscle samples were obtained 6 h after performing 1, 3, 5, 10, or 20 sets of RE...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726114/sex-related-differences-in-serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-screening-non-calcified-and-mixed-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-outpatients-with-chest-pain
#4
Chun Gu, Fang Wang, Zhihui Hou, Bin Lv, Yang Wang, Xiangfeng Cong, Xi Chen
The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical feasibility of serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) for screening plaque composition as assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in outpatients with chest pain,and the effects of sex on this feasibility. Eight hundred and sixty-two consecutive outpatients with chest pain were divided into three groups according to the results of CCTA: non-plaque (NP, n = 474), calcified plaques (CPs, n = 179), non-calcified and mixed plaques (NCPs and MPs, n = 209)...
July 19, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710445/microplastics-in-eviscerated-flesh-and-excised-organs-of-dried-fish
#5
Ali Karami, Abolfazl Golieskardi, Yu Bin Ho, Vincent Larat, Babak Salamatinia
There is a paucity of information about the occurrence of microplastics (MPs) in edible fish tissues. Here, we investigated the potential presence of MPs in the excised organs (viscera and gills) and eviscerated flesh (whole fish excluding the viscera and gills) of four commonly consumed dried fish species (n = 30 per species). The MP chemical composition was then determined using micro-Raman spectroscopy and elemental analysis with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). Out of 61 isolated particles, 59...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710204/bio-plex-immunoassay-measuring-the-quantity-of-lysosomal-n-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase-protein-in-dried-blood-spots-for-the-screening-of-mucopolysaccharidosis-iva-in-newborn-a-pilot-study
#6
Chih-Kuang Chuang, Hsiang-Yu Lin, Tuan-Jen Wang, Sung-Fa Huang, Shuan-Pei Lin
OBJECTIVE: Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) IVA (Morquio syndrome A) is an autosomal-recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by the deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase (GALNS) resulting in excessive lysosomal storage of keratan sulfate. Treatments for MPS IVA have recently become available with optimal outcomes associated with early diagnosis and treatment which can be achieved by newborn screening. DESIGN: Newborn screening programme for MPS IVA pilot study...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707653/canalization-technique-to-obtain-deep-tissue-biopsy-of-gastrointestinal-subepithelial-tumors-as-an-alternative-to-conventional-known-techniques
#7
Ramón Abad-Belando, Modesto J Varas-Lorenzo, Carlos Pons-Vilardell, Xavier Puig-Torrus, Marta Pla-Alcaraz, Antonio Monleón-Getino, Elena Sánchez-Vizcaíno-Mengual
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The most accurate technology to detect and diagnose subepithelial tumors (SETs) is the endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) combined with puncture techniques, such as the endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) or the endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle biopsy. Going further in the improvement of the results of tumor samples obtained endoscopically to diagnose the SETs, the canalization technique guided by miniprobes (MPs) to obtain biopsies of SET could be an alternative to EUS-FNA...
July 13, 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688943/antioxidative-anti-inflammation-and-lung-protective-effects-of-mycelia-selenium-polysaccharides-from-oudemansiella-radicata
#8
Zheng Gao, Juan Li, Xinling Song, Jianjun Zhang, Xiuxiu Wang, Huijuan Jing, Zhenzhen Ren, Shangshang Li, Chen Zhang, Le Jia
The present work was designed to investigated the antioxidant, anti-inflammation, and pulmonary protective effects of SMPS and MPS from Oudemansiella radicata on LPS-induced lung injured mice. The results demonstrated that SMPS showed potential effects on relieving lung injury and preventing oxidative stress, reflecting by decreasing the serum levels of C3, CRP and GGT, increasing the pulmonary activities of SOD, GSH-Px, CAT and T-AOC, as well as down-regulating the MDA and LPO contents, respectively. Furthermore, the levels of TNF-α (224...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686942/solutions-to-microplastic-pollution-removal-of-microplastics-from-wastewater-effluent-with-advanced-wastewater-treatment-technologies
#9
Julia Talvitie, Anna Mikola, Arto Koistinen, Outi Setälä
Conventional wastewater treatment with primary and secondary treatment processes efficiently remove microplastics (MPs) from the wastewater. Despite the efficient removal, final effluents can act as entrance route of MPs, given the large volumes constantly discharged into the aquatic environments. This study investigated the removal of MPs from effluent in four different municipal wastewater treatment plants utilizing different advanced final-stage treatment technologies. The study included membrane bioreactor treating primary effluent and different tertiary treatment technologies (discfilter, rapid sand filtration and dissolved air flotation) treating secondary effluent...
July 2, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686664/somatosensory-function-in-patients-with-secondary-adrenal-insufficiency-treated-with-two-different-doses-of-hydrocortisone-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Jorien Werumeus Buning, Karl-Heinz Konopka, Pauline Brummelman, Janneke Koerts, Robin P F Dullaart, Gerrit van den Berg, Melanie M van der Klauw, Oliver Tucha, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, André P van Beek
BACKGROUND: Low cortisol levels are associated with several functional pain syndromes. In patients with secondary adrenal insufficiency (SAI), the lack in endogenous cortisol production is substituted by the administration of oral hydrocortisone (HC). Our previous study showed that a lower dose of HC led to an increase in reported subjective pain symptoms. Whether different doses of HC substitution alter somatosensory functioning in SAI patients has not been established yet. METHODS: In this randomized double blind cross-over trial, forty-six patients with SAI participated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673849/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-ii
#11
Francyne Kubaski, Hiromasa Yabe, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Toshiyuki Seto, Takashi Hamazaki, Robert W Mason, Li Xie, Tor Gunnar Hugo Onsten, Sandra Leistner-Segal, Roberto Giugliani, Vũ Chí Dũng, Can Thi Bich Ngoc, Seiji Yamaguchi, Adriana M Montaño, Kenji E Orii, Toshiyuki Fukao, Haruo Shintaku, Tadao Orii, Shunji Tomatsu
There is limited information regarding the long-term outcomes of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for Mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II). In this study, clinical, biochemical, and radiological findings were assessed in patients who underwent HSCT and/or enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). Demographic data for 146 HSCT patients were collected from 27 new cases and 119 published cases and were compared with 51 ERT and 15 untreated cases. Glycosaminoglycan (GAG) levels were analyzed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry in blood samples from HSCT, ERT, and untreated patients as well as age-matched controls...
June 30, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668406/vessel-shape-alterations-of-the-vertebrobasilar-arteries-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-iva-morquio-a-patients
#12
Yasemin Tanyildizi, Seyfullah Gökce, Federico Marini, Anna K Mayer, Stefanie Kirschner, Julia B Hennermann, Marc A Brockmann
PURPOSE: Main symptom of mucopolysaccharidosis type IVa (MPS IVa) is progressive systemic skeletal dysplasia. This is routinely monitored by cerebral and spinal MRI. The vascular system is generally not in the primary focus of interest. In our population of MPS IVa patients we observed vessel shape alterations of the vertebrobasilar arteries, which has not been described before. MATERIAL AND METHODS: MRI-datasets of 26 patients with MPS IVa acquired between 2008 and 2015 were eligible for retrospective analysis of the vertebrobasilar arteries...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664482/prognostic-value-of-a-faster-low-radiation-myocardial-perfusion-spect-protocol-in-a-czt-camera
#13
Ronaldo S L Lima, Thaís R Peclat, Ana Carolina A H Souza, Aline M K Nakamoto, Felipe M Neves, Victor F Souza, Letícia B Glerian, Andrea De Lorenzo
To determine the prognostic value of a new, ultrafast, low dose myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) protocol in a cadmium-zinc telluride (CZT) camera. CZT cameras have introduced significant progress in MPS imaging, offering high-quality images despite lower doses and scan time. Yet, it is unknown if, with such protocol changes, the prognostic value of MPS is preserved. Patients had a 1-day 99 m-Tc-sestamibi protocol, starting with the rest (185-222 MBq) followed by stress (666-740 MBq). Acquisition times were 6 and 3 min, respectively...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649516/novel-frameshift-variant-in-the-idua-gene-underlies-mucopolysaccharidoses-type-i-in-a-consanguineous-yemeni-pedigree
#14
Belal Azab, Zain Dardas, Mohannad Hamarsheh, Mohammad Alsalem, Zaid Kilani, Farah Kilani, Abdalla Awidi, Hanan Jafar, Sami Amr
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is an autosomal recessive storage disorder that result as a consequence of a deficiency in the lysosomal hydrolase, a-L-iduronidase enzyme encoded by IDUA gene. Over a hundred causative variants in IDUA have been identified, which result in a progressive multi-systemic disease with a broad range of severity and disease progression reported across affected individuals. The aim of this study was the detection and interpretation of IDUA mutation in a family with two children affected with lethal MPS I...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639443/relationship-between-the-handball-specific-complex-test-nonspecific-field-tests-and-the-match-performance-score-in-elite-professional-handball-players
#15
Souhail Hermassi, Mohamed S Chelly, Rainer Wollny, Birgit Hoffmeyer, Georg Fieseler, Stephan Schulze, Lars Irlenbusch, Karl-Stefan Delank, Roy J Shephard, Thomas Bartels, René Schwesig
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the validity of the handball-specific complex-test (HBCT) and two nonspecific field tests in professional elite handball athletes, using the match performance score (MPS) as the gold standard of performance. METHODS: Thirteen elite male handball players (age: 27.4 ± 4.8 years; premier German league) performed the HBCT, the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test (Yo-Yo-IR1-test) and a repeated shuttle sprint ability (RSA) test at the beginning of pre-season training...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638350/branched-chain-amino-acid-ingestion-stimulates-muscle-myofibrillar-protein-synthesis-following-resistance-exercise-in-humans
#16
Sarah R Jackman, Oliver C Witard, Andrew Philp, Gareth A Wallis, Keith Baar, Kevin D Tipton
The ingestion of intact protein or essential amino acids (EAA) stimulates mechanistic target of rapamycin complex-1 (mTORC1) signaling and muscle protein synthesis (MPS) following resistance exercise. The purpose of this study was to investigate the response of myofibrillar-MPS to ingestion of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) only (i.e., without concurrent ingestion of other EAA, intact protein, or other macronutrients) following resistance exercise in humans. Ten young (20.1 ± 1.3 years), resistance-trained men completed two trials, ingesting either 5...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633858/effects-of-processing-parameters-in-the-sonic-assisted-water-extraction-sawe-of-6-gingerol
#17
Syaripah Zaimah Syed Jaapar, Noor Azian Morad, Yoshio Iwai, Mariam Firdhaus Mad Nordin
The use of water in subcritical conditions for extraction has several drawbacks. These include the safety features, higher production costs and possible degradation of the bioactive compounds. To overcome these problems, sonic energy and an entrainer were used as external interventions to decrease the polarity of water at milder operating conditions. The effect of low (28kHz) and high (800kHz) frequencies of sonication in the extraction of the main ginger bioactive compound (6-gingerol) were compared. Six parameters were studied: mean particle size (MPS, mm), time of extraction, applied power, sample to solvent ratio (w/v), temperature of extraction, and the percentage of entrainer...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624718/microparticles-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
#18
Chrysostomos A Mavroudis, Despina Eleftheriou, Ying Hong, Bikash Majumder, Sudheer Koganti, Ray Sapsford, Janet North, Mark Lowdell, Nigel Klein, Paul Brogan, Roby D Rakhit
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence supports the role of cell-derived microparticles (MPs) in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between coronary and systemic MP levels, investigate the correlation between MPs, inflammatory markers and Troponin T in patients with ACS. METHODS: Thirty seven patients with ACS scheduled for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) were studied. Eleven patients with stable angina (SA) were included as a control group...
June 9, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623029/efficacy-of-plga-microparticle-encapsulated-formalin-killed-aeromonas-hydrophila-cells-as-a-single-shot-vaccine-against-a-hydrophila-infection
#19
Saekil Yun, Jin Woo Jun, Sib Sankar Giri, Hyoun Joong Kim, Cheng Chi, Sang Geun Kim, Sang Wha Kim, Se Chang Park
Control and prevention of disease is a high priority in aquaculture, and vaccination is important to prevent outbreaks. Here, poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microparticles (MPs) approximately 36μm in diameter were used to encapsulate and deliver Aeromonas hydrophila formalin-killed cells (FKC) as an antigen, and the innate and adaptive immune responses of cyprinid loaches and common carp were assessed following vaccination. The antigen was confirmed to be well encapsulated by scanning electron microscopy analysis of PLGA MP sections...
July 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620710/investigation-of-some-disinfection-chemicals-and-water-quality-parameters-in-swimming-pools-in-the-city-center-and-districts-of-canakkale-turkey
#20
Tolga Uysal, Selehattin Yilmaz, Muhammet Turkoglu, Murat Sadikoglu
In this study, the variations in concentrations of some disinfection chemicals such as cyanuric acid (CyA), free chlorine (FC), and residual chlorine (RC), which affect human health, were investigated in the water of swimming pools. In addition, quality parameters such as temperature, pH, and total alkalinity (TA) in 44 swimming pools located in the city center and districts of Canakkale, Turkey, were examined in the summer period. While FC and RC amounts were analyzed using tablet tests with N-N-diethyl phenylenediamine (DPD 1) and potassium iodine (DPD 3) using the colorimetric method in the comparator, TA and CyA levels were measured with a photometric method...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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