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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627875/preparation-of-gemini-surfactant-conjugated-polymer-aggregates-for-enhanced-fluorescence-and-bioimaging-application
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Hua Wang, Lingyun Zhou, Chengcheng Zhou, Weiwei Zhao, Jianwu Wang, Libing Liu, Shu Wang, Yilin Wang
Conjugated polymers have great potential applications in bioimaging. However, the aggregation of conjugated polymers driven by electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions in aqueous media results in the reduction of photoluminescence quantum efficiency. In present work we synthesized a carboxylate gemini surfactant (SDHC) to adjust the aggregation behaviors and fluorescence properties of conjugated polymers (anionic MPS-PPV and cationic PMNT). This gemini surfactant shows very low critical micellar concentration (CMC) in aqueous solution and forms vesicles above CMC...
June 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624423/2-methylpyridine-1-ium-1-sulfonate-from-allium-hirtifolium-an-anti-angiogenic-compound-which-inhibits-growth-of-mcf-7-and-mda-mb-231-cells-through-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-induction
#2
Hamid-Reza Mohammadi-Motlagh, Yalda Shokohinia, Mahdi Mojarrab, Hassan Rasouli, Ali Mostafaie
Natural products have well been recognized as sources of drugs in cancer treatment. Some medicinal plants contain the constituents with potent anti-angiogenic and anti-cancer effects, which have offered great hopes of being used as drugs for treating various cancers. The present study aims at identifying the anti-angiogenic effects of 2-Methylpyridine-1-ium-1-sulfonate (MPS) isolated from the ethyl acetate extract (EA) of Persian shallot (Allium hirtifolium). In a concentration-dependent manner, the MPS was able to inhibit endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis in both in vivo and in vitro assays, and also significantly suppressed proliferation of MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cell lines...
June 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622824/toxicological-assessment-of-nano-and-micron-sized-tungsten-oxide-after-28days-repeated-oral-administration-to-wistar-rats
#3
Srinivas Chinde, Paramjit Grover
Tungsten oxide (WO3) nanoparticles (NPs) are being used in various applications. However, the health consequences of WO3 NPs exposure have not been explored extensively. Hence, the goal of this study was to evaluate the toxicity of WO3 NPs and their microparticles (MPs) after 28days repeated oral administration in Wistar rats. The particles were characterised by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV), Brunner-Emmett-Teller (BET), X- ray diffraction (XRD), and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES)...
July 2017: Mutation Research
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
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612546/-quality-control-and-biological-assessment-of-automated-synthesized-3-deoxy-3-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-f-fluorothymidine-using-cfn-mps-200-module
#5
Xiao Jiang, Xiao-Xiong Wang, Hao Lu, Shi-Rong Chen, Ding-Qiong Xiao, Meng Zhao, Xiu-Li Li, Ge Zhang, Guo-Hui Xu, Zhu-Zhong Cheng
OBJECTIVES: To synthesize 3'-deoxy-3'-¹⁸F-fluorotyhymidine)(¹⁸F-FLT) using CFN-MPS-200 automatic synthesis module, and evaluate its distribution in Wistar rats. METHODS: We used 3-N-Boc-5!d-O-dimethoxytrityl-3!d-O-nosyl-thymidine (Boc-FLT)-percursor as raw material to synthesize ¹⁸F-FLT without residual solvents. Its radiochemical purity was confirmed with radio-HPLC and thin layer chromatography (TLC). Normal Wistar rats were injected with (18) F-FLT and underwent PET scanning...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605847/impact-of-on-site-small-and-large-scale-wastewater-treatment-facilities-on-levels-and-fate-of-pharmaceuticals-personal-care-products-artificial-sweeteners-pesticides-and-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-recipient-waters
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Pablo Gago-Ferrero, Meritxell Gros, Lutz Ahrens, Karin Wiberg
One of the main risks associated with effluents from both wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and on-site sewage treatment facilities (OSSFs) is the release of micropollutants (MPs) in receiving water bodies. However, the impact of MPs present in the effluents of OSSFs in the aquatic environment has not been studied so far. The current study evaluates the impact of the effluents of OSSFs and small-to-large scale WWTPs on natural waters. The discharge of 74 MPs was assessed including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, pesticides, artificial sweeteners and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)...
June 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602670/the-applicability-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-for-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-australia
#7
Chee Loong Chow, Francis A Ponnuthurai, Kevin C Allman, William van Gaal
BACKGROUND: The American College of Cardiology (ACC) Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for radionuclide myocardial perfusion scans (MPS) was developed to promote its rational use in the assessment of stable ischaemic heart disease (IHD). We sought to validate the applicability of this document in the Australian context. METHODS: 1009 consecutive patients who underwent MPS were retrospectively audited at a single major metropolitan hospital in Victoria, Australia. Appropriateness was assigned based on the 2013 ACC AUC, and common indications and predictors of positive scan results were examined...
May 17, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595941/epidemiology-of-mucopolysaccharidoses
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Shaukat A Khan, Hira Peracha, Diana Ballhausen, Alfred Wiesbauer, Marianne Rohrbach, Matthias Gautschi, Robert W Mason, Roberto Giugliani, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Kenji E Orii, Tadao Orii, Shunji Tomatsu
The aim of this study was to obtain data about the epidemiology of the different types of mucopolysaccharidoses in Japan and Switzerland and to compare with similar data from other countries. Data for Japan was collected between 1982 and 2009, and 467 cases with MPS were identified. The combined birth prevalence was 1.53 per 100,000 live births. The highest birth prevalence was 0.84 for MPS II, accounting for 55% of all MPS. MPS I, III, and IV accounted for 15, 16, and 10%, respectively. MPS VI and VII were more rare and accounted for 1...
May 26, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595620/transcranial-pulsed-ultrasound-facilitates-brain-uptake-of-laronidase-in-enzyme-replacement-therapy-for-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-disease
#9
Yu-Hone Hsu, Ren-Shyan Liu, Win-Li Lin, Yeong-Seng Yuh, Shuan-Pei Lin, Tai-Tong Wong
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a debilitating hereditary disease characterized by alpha-L-iduronidase (IDUA) deficiency and consequent inability to degrade glycosaminoglycans. The pathological accumulation of glycosaminoglycans systemically results in severe mental retardation and multiple organ dysfunction. Enzyme replacement therapy with recombinant human alpha-L-iduronidase (rhIDU) improves the function of some organs but not neurological deficits owing to its exclusion from the brain by the blood-brain barrier (BBB)...
June 8, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588666/molecular-analysis-of-the-novel-ids-allele-in-a-thai-family-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-ii-the-c-928c-t-p-gln310-transcript-is-sensitive-to-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay
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Lukana Ngiwsara, Kitiwan Rojnueangnit, Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon, Thipwimol Tim-Aroon, Phannee Sawangareetrakul, Voraratt Champattanachai, James R Ketudat-Cairns, Jisnuson Svasti
Hunter syndrome (or mucopolysaccharidosis type II, MPS II) is an X-linked recessive disorder induced by a deficiency of the iduronate 2-sulfatase (IDS) enzyme, resulting in the accumulation of glycosaminoglycan substrates, heparan sulfate and dermatan sulfate, in the lysosomes. The progressive accumulation of undegraded metabolites induces cell and tissue dysfunction, leading to multi-systemic pathology. The heterogeneity of clinical phenotypes, ranging from mild to severe forms, results from different mutations in the IDS gene...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577407/time-resolved-immunoassay-based-on-magnetic-particles-for-the-detection-of-diethyl-phthalate-in-environmental-water-samples
#11
Fang Zhu, Chaoming Mao, Daolin Du
Diethyl phthalate (DEP) is an extensively used phthalic acid diester (PAEs) with estrogenic activity and the potential for carcinogenic and teratogenic effects. To monitor trace DEP in environmental waters, a sensitive direct competitive time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay based on magnetic particles (MPs) as solid support was established. For the assay system, the anti-DEP antibody was oriented on the surface of the MPs using goat anti-rabbit antibody as linkers, and DEP-OVA was labeled using Eu(3+). Several physicochemical factors that potentially influence the assay performance of the proposed method were investigated in detail, including concentration of MPs, dilution of DEP-OVA-Eu(3+) and incubation time...
May 31, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562676/nasal-colonization-and-bacterial-contamination-of-mobile-phones-carried-by-medical-staff-in-the-operating-room
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Chih-Hsiang Chang, Szu-Yuan Chen, Jang-Jih Lu, Chee-Jen Chang, Yuhan Chang, Pang-Hsin Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Mobile phones (MPs) have been an essential part of the lives of healthcare professionals and have improved communication, collaboration, and sharing of information. Nonetheless, the widespread use of MPs in hospitals has raised concerns of nosocomial infections, especially in areas requiring the highest hygienic standards such as operating rooms (ORs). This study evaluated the incidence of bacterial contamination of the MPs carried by medical staff working in the OR and determined its association with bacterial colonization of this personnel...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556664/benchmarking-micropollutant-removal-by-activated-carbon-and-porous-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-polymers-under-environmentally-relevant-scenarios
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Yuhan Ling, Max Justin Klemes, Leilei Xiao, Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, William R Dichtel, Damian E Helbling
The cost-effective and energy-efficient removal of organic micropollutants (MPs) from water and wastewater is challenging. The objective of this research was to evaluate the performance of porous β-cyclodextrin polymers (P-CDP) as adsorbents of MPs in aquatic matrices. Adsorption kinetics and MP removal were measured in batch and flow-through experiments for a mixture of 83 MPs at environmentally relevant concentrations (1 µg L(-1)) and across gradients of pH, ionic strength, and natural organic matter (NOM) concentrations...
May 30, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553649/myocardial-perfusion-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-associations-with-traditional-risk-factors-and-novel-biomarkers
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Miguel Bernardes, Tiago S Vieira, Maria João Martins, Raquel Lucas, Lúcia Costa, Jorge G Pereira, Francisco Ventura, Elisabete Martins
Introduction. Cardiovascular (CV) diseases are a major cause of death in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Novel biomarkers [B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); osteoprotegerin (OPG)/receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand (RANKL) ratio; and dickkopf-1 (DKK-1)] have been used in CV risk assessment. We analysed, in established RA patients, the presence of silent myocardial ischemia and its association with clinical variables, BNP, and bone and atheroma biomarkers. Methods. From a single-center tertiary referral hospital, RA patients asymptomatic for CV disease were submitted to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) under adenosine stress and biomarkers measurements...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538597/surgical-management-of-thoracolumbar-kyphosis-in-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-a-systematic-review
#15
Nicole Williams, Peter Cundy, Deborah Eastwood
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic Review OBJECTIVE.: To determine the indications and outcomes for surgical treatment of thoracolumbar kyphosis in patients with mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) in order to define future studies. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Improvements in the medical treatment of MPS have increased lifespan and improved quality of life for many patients, but with no effect on thoracolumbar kyphosis. A greater number of these challenging patients may now be considered spinal surgical candidates...
June 7, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535791/clinical-outcomes-in-a-subpopulation-of-adults-with-morquio-a-syndrome-results-from-a-long-term-extension-study-of-elosulfase-alfa
#16
D Hughes, R Giugliani, N Guffon, S A Jones, K E Mengel, R Parini, R Matousek, S M Hawley, A Quartel
BACKGROUND: This post hoc subanalysis examined outcomes in adult patients with Morquio A (mucopolysaccharidosis IVA) who received enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with elosulfase alfa over a 120-weeks period. Patients ≥18 years of age evaluated in an open-label, long-term extension study of elosulfase alfa (modified per protocol [MPP], n = 32; intent-to-treat [ITT], n = 37; MOR-005; NCT01415427) were compared with the ≥18-year-old untreated population with 2-years follow-up from a Morquio A natural history study (n = 10; MorCAP; NCT00787995)...
May 23, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533011/effect-of-surface-treatments-on-repair-with-composite-resin-of-a-partially-monoclinic-phase-transformed-yttrium-stabilized-tetragonal-zirconia
#17
Beatriz Regalado Galvão Ribeiro, Marilia Regalado Galvão Rabelo Caldas, Antonio Alves Almeida, Renata Garcia Fonseca, Gelson Luis Adabo
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Studies of composite resin repairs of yttrium-tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (Y-TZP) are usually performed in its tetragonal phase, but it may be partially transformed into a monoclinic phase in a clinical fracture. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of airborne-particle abrasion (APA) and a bonding agent on the shear bond strength (SBS) between a composite resin and hydrothermally aged Y-TZP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Specimens (7...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528289/platelet-hyperactivation-apoptosis-and-hypercoagulability-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#18
Samin Rezania, Michael A Puskarich, Daniela N Petrusca, Evandro M Neto-Neves, Matthew T Rondina, Jeffrey A Kline
Changes in systemic redox balance can alter platelet activation and aggregation. Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a systematic inflammatory disease associated with mechanical shear stress, increased thrombin, catecholamines, serotonin and hemolysis, which cumulatively can hyperactivate platelets and accelerate their turnover. We tested the hypothesis that platelets from patients with moderately severe PE will show hyperstimulation and a pre-apoptotic phenotype associated with microparticles (MPs) in plasma...
July 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511172/donor-specific-anti-human-leukocyte-antigens-antibodies-acute-rejection-renal-function-and-histology-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-receiving-tacrolimus-and-everolimus
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Alexandra Ferreira, Claudia Felipe, Marina Cristelli, Laila Viana, Geovana Basso, Suelen Stopa, Juliana Mansur, Mayara Ivani, Adrieli Bessa, Priscila Ruppel, Wilson Aguiar, Erika Campos, Maria Gerbase-DeLima, Henrique Proença, Helio Tedesco-Silva, José Medina-Pestana
BACKGROUND: This analysis compared efficacy, renal function, and histology in kidney transplant recipients receiving tacrolimus (TAC) combined with everolimus (EVR) or mycophenolate (MPS). METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis from a randomized trial in kidney transplant recipients who received a single 3 mg/kg dose of rabbit antithymocyte globulin (r-ATG), TAC, EVR, and prednisone (PRED; r-ATG/EVR, n = 85), basiliximab (BAS), TAC, EVR, and PRED (BAS/EVR, n = 102) or BAS, TAC, MPS, and PRED (BAS/MPS, n = 101)...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495847/inflammatory-responses-to-acute-elevations-of-carbon-dioxide-in-mice
#20
Stephen R Thom, Veena M Bhopale, Jingping Hu, Ming Yang
Health risks are described from elevated indoor air carbon dioxide (CO2), which often ranges from 1000 to 4000 parts per million (ppm), but mechanisms are unknown. Here, we demonstrate that mice exposed for 2 hours to 2000 or 4000 ppm CO2 exhibit, respectively, 3.4 + 0.9 (SE, n=6) and 4.1 + 0.7 (n=10)-fold elevations in circulating microparticles (MPs); neutrophil and platelet activation and vascular leak in brain, muscle and distal colon. Interleukin (IL)-1β content of MPs also increases after 2000 ppm by 3...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
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