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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324860/direct-detection-of-two-different-tumor-derived-extracellular-vesicles-by-sam-aunis-lspr-biosensor
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Abhimanyu Thakur, Guangyu Qiu, Siu-Pang Ng, Jintao Guan, Jianbo Yue, Youngjin Lee, Chi-Man Lawrence Wu
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are abundant in various biological fluids including blood, saliva, urine, as well as extracellular milieu. Accumulating evidence has indicated that EVs, which contain functional proteins and small RNAs, facilitate intercellular communication between neighbouring cells, and are critical to maintain various physiological processes. In contrast, EV-derived toxic signals can spread out over the tissues adjacent to the injured area in certain diseases, including brain tumors and neurodegenerative disorders...
March 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324786/assessment-of-corrected-flow-time-in-carotid-artery-via-point-of-care-ultrasonography-reference-values-and-the-influential-factors
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Hooman Hossein-Nejad, Mohsen Banaie, Seyedhossein Seyedhosseini Davarani, Payam Mohammadinejad
OBJECTIVE: Assessment of Corrected Flow Time (FTc) in carotid artery has been suggested recently as a measure of intravascular volume status. This study aimed to determine the reference values of FTc in carotid artery in a normal population. METHODS: A total number of 142 healthy volunteers (73 females and 69 males) with a mean age of 36.65±10.52years were included. RESULTS: The mean FTc in carotid artery was 325.18±22.15ms(0.5). The mean value of FTc differed significantly between females and males both before and after passive leg raise (PLR) (330...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323719/passive-leg-raising-for-assessment-of-volume-responsiveness-a-review
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Jaume Mesquida, Guillem Gruartmoner, Ricard Ferrer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate the existing evidence on the passive leg raising (PLR) test for fluid responsiveness prediction. RECENT FINDINGS: It has been well established that either insufficient or excessive fluid administration derives in worse outcomes in critically ill patients, highlighting that a more accurate assessment of fluid management is required. Accordingly, several cardiovascular indices have been tested to improve our ability to predict patients' response to fluid loading at the bedside, the so-called functional hemodynamic monitoring...
March 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323639/the-effect-of-boundary-slippage-and-nonlinear-rheological-response-on-flow-of-nanoconfined-water
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Amandeep Sekhon, V J Ajith, Shivprasad Vitthal Patil
The flow of water confined to nanometer-sized pores is central to a wide range of subjects from biology to nanofluidic devices. Despite its importance, a clear picture about nanoscale fluid dynamics is yet to emerge. Here we measured dissipation in less than 20 nm thick water films and it was found to decrease for both wetting and non-wetting confining surfaces. The fitting of Carreau-Yasuda model of shear thinning to our measurements implies that flow is non-Newtonian and for wetting surfaces the no-slip boundary condition is valid...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323572/bilateral-changes-in-deep-tissue-environment-after-manual-lymphatic-drainage-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-treatment-related-lymphedema
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Paula M C Donahue, Rachelle Crescenzi, Allison O Scott, Vaughn Braxton, Aditi Desai, Seth A Smith, John Jordi, Ingrid M Meszoely, Ana M Grau, Rondi M Kauffmann, Raeshell S Sweeting, Kandace Spotanski, Sheila H Ridner, Manus J Donahue
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer treatment-related lymphedema (BCRL) arises from a mechanical insufficiency following cancer therapies. Early BCRL detection and personalized intervention require an improved understanding of the physiological processes that initiate lymphatic impairment. Here, internal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures of the tissue microenvironment were paired with clinical measures of tissue structure to test fundamental hypotheses regarding structural tissue and muscle changes after the commonly used therapeutic intervention of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD)...
March 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323491/the-effect-of-closed-eye-tear-film-conditions-on-blood-isolated-neutrophils-in-vitro
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Cameron Postnikoff, Maud Gorbet
PURPOSE: Eyelid closure results in influx of neutrophils onto the ocular surface, which are non-responsive to inflammatory stimuli. This investigation examined whether incubation of blood-isolated neutrophils in closed-eye conditions induce a tear-film neutrophil phenotype. METHODS: Blood-isolated neutrophils were incubated combining various conditions: hypoxia, corneal epithelial cells (HCEC), artificial tear solution (ATS). RESULTS: A hypoxic environment induced no differential effect on membrane receptor expression...
March 21, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320145/vision-loss-in-tuberculous-meningitis
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Ravindra Kumar Garg, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Ravi Uniyal
Vision loss is a disabling complication of tuberculous meningitis. Approximately, 15% of survivors are either completely or partially blind. All structures of the visual pathway may be affected in tuberculous meningitis. Optic nerve and optic chiasma are most frequently and dominantly affected. Thick-gelatinous exudates lying over the base of brain, are the pathological hallmark of tuberculous meningitis and are responsible for almost all of its major complications, including vision loss. Strangulation of optic nerves and optic chiasma by the exudates, compression over optic chiasma by the dilated third ventricle, raised intracranial pressure, endarteritis, shunt failure, bacterial invasion of optic nerves and drug-induced optic nerve damage are important reasons that are considered responsible for vision loss...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319669/cell-adhesion-on-dynamic-supramolecular-surfaces-probed-by-fluid-force-microscopy-based-single-cell-force-spectroscopy
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Shrikrishnan Sankaran, Leena Jaatinen, Jenny Brinkmann, Tomaso Zambelli, Janos Vörös, Pascal Jonkheijm
Biomimetic and stimuli-responsive cell-material interfaces are actively being developed to study and control various cell-dynamics phenomena. Since cells naturally reside in the highly dynamic and complex environment of the extracellular matrix, attempts are being made to replicate these conditions in synthetic biomaterials. Supramolecular chemistry, dealing with non-covalent interactions, has recently provided possibilities to incorporate such dynamicity and responsiveness in various types of architectures...
March 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317492/monoclonal-antibodies-production-against-a-40kda-band-of-hydatid-cyst-fluid
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Hossein Yousofi Darani, Behroz Ataei, Seyedeh Maryam Sharafi, Hedayat Shirzad
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hydatid cyst is the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. Hydatid cyst fluid, cyst membrane and Protoscolices, contain a complex mixture of antigens that can induce immune responses in the host. Anti-cancer properties of Protoscolices and hydatid cyst fluid has been shown. In order to identify antigens of hydatid cyst fluid that have anti-cancer effect, in this study production of monoclonal antibodies against one of the hydatid cyst fluid band (40KDa) has been investigated...
March 17, 2017: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317464/molecular-mechanisms-of-pulmonary-response-progression-in-crystalline-silica-exposed-rats
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Rajendran Sellamuthu, Christina Umbright, Jenny R Roberts, Shih-Houng Young, Diana Richardson, Walter McKinney, Bean T Chen, Shengqiao Li, Michael Kashon, Pius Joseph
An understanding of the mechanisms underlying diseases is critical for their prevention. Excessive exposure to crystalline silica is a risk factor for silicosis, a potentially fatal pulmonary disease. Male Fischer 344 rats were exposed by inhalation to crystalline silica (15 mg/m(3), six hours/day, five days) and pulmonary response was determined at 44 weeks following termination of silica exposure. Additionally, global gene expression profiling in lungs and BAL cells and bioinformatic analysis of the gene expression data were done to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the progression of pulmonary response to silica...
March 19, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317393/structural-analysis-of-two-different-stent-configurations
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M Simão, J M Ferreira, J Mora-Rodriguez, H M Ramos
Two different stent configurations (i.e. the well known Palmaz-Schatz (PS) and a new stent configuration) are mechanically investigated. A finite element model was used to study the two geometries under combining loads and a computational fluid dynamic model based on fluid structure interaction was developed investigating the plaque and the artery wall reactions in a stented arterial segment. These models determine the stress and displacement fields of the two stents under internal pressure conditions. Results suggested that stent designs cause alterations in vascular anatomy that adversely affect arterial stress distributions within the wall, which have impact in the vessel responses such as the restenosis...
March 20, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317223/cancer-with-low-cathepsin-d-levels-is-susceptible-to-v-atpase-inhibition
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Satoshi Kitazawa, Satoru Nishizawa, Hideyuki Nakagawa, Masaaki Funata, Kazuho Nishimura, Tomoyoshi Soga, Takahito Hara
Vacuolar (H(+) )-ATPases (V-ATPases) have important roles in the supply of nutrients to tumors by mediating autophagy and the endocytic uptake of extracellular fluids. Accordingly, V-ATPases are attractive therapeutic targets for cancer. However, the clinical use of V-ATPase inhibitors as anti-cancer drugs has not been realized, possibly owing to their high toxicity in humans. V-ATPase inhibition may be an appropriate strategy in highly susceptible cancers. In this study, we explored markers of V-ATPase inhibitor sensitivity...
March 19, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315692/role-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-and-fibroblast-function-in-cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-induced-lung-fibrosis
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Jane Ma, Bridget Bishoff, R R Mercer, Mark Barger, Diane Schwegler-Berry, Vincent Castranova
The emission of cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2) from diesel engines, using cerium compounds as a catalyst to lower the diesel exhaust particles, is a health concern. We have previously shown that CeO2 induced pulmonary inflammation and lung fibrosis. The objective of the present study was to investigate the modification of fibroblast function and the role of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in CeO2-induced fibrosis. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to CeO2 (0.15 to 7mg/kg) by a single intratracheal instillation and sacrificed at various times post-exposure...
March 15, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315572/protective-effects-of-cucurbitacin-b-on-acute-lung-injury-induced-by-sepsis-in-rats
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Shu Hua, Xing Liu, Shuguang Lv, Zhifang Wang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of cucurbitacin B (CuB) on sepsis-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS An ALI model was made by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) in SD rats. Rats were randomly divided into 5 groups (n=15 per group): animals undergoing a sham CLP (sham group); animals undergoing CLP (CLP control group); animals undergoing CLP and treated with CuB at 1 mg/kg of body weight (bw) (low-dose CuB [L-CuB] group), animals undergoing CuB at 2 mg/kg of bw (mid-dose CuB [M-CuB] group); and animals undergoing CuB at 5 mg/kg of bw (high-dose CuB [H-CuB] group)...
March 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315386/card9-mediated-ambient-pm2-5-induced-pulmonary-injury-is-associated-with-th17-cell
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Shuo Jiang, Liang Bo, Xihao Du, Jie Liu, Xuejiao Zeng, Guanglong He, Qinghua Sun, Haidong Kan, Weimin Song, Yuquan Xie, Jinzhuo Zhao
Inflammation and oxidative stress are important risk factors in PM2.5-induced injury. The current study attempted to study the role of caspase recruitment domain (CARD) 9 in ambient PM2.5-induced pulmonary injury in mice. The CARD9(-/-) and C57BL/6 mice were exposed to 3.6, 7.8 and 15.6mg/kg.bw of PM2.5 or saline by intratracheal instillation. After the last PM2.5 exposure, the spleen, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and pulmonary tissue were collected and examined. The results showed that PM2.5 exposure induced inflammatory cell infiltration and alveolar septal thickening in the lung...
March 14, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315219/assessment-of-ige-reactivity-of-%C3%AE-casein-by-western-blotting-after-digestion-with-simulated-gastric-fluid
#16
Sara Benedé, Rosina López-Fandiño, Elena Molina
Cow's milk allergy is defined as an immunologically mediated adverse reaction to cow's milk proteins and it is usually, along with hen's egg allergy, the first food allergy identified in childhood.One of the main aspects to consider when evaluating the allergenic potential of food proteins is the effect of gastric digestion. It is known that allergens are usually able to survive the harsh acidic environment of the stomach, tolerate the presence of surfactants, and resist digestion by pepsin. They might also be digested into high molecular weight peptide fragments, which retain the same, or sometimes increased, IgE-binding...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314480/airways-antiallergic-effect-and-pharmacokinetics-of-alkaloids-from-alstonia-scholaris
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Yun-Li Zhao, Jing Cao, Jian-Hua Shang, Ya-Ping Liu, Afsar Khan, Heng-Shan Wang, Yi Qian, Lu Liu, Min Ye, Xiao-Dong Luo
BACKGROUND: Alstonia scholaris (L.) R. Br. (Apocynaceae), an important herbal medicine, has been widely used to treat respiratory tract diseases, such as cough, asthma, phlegm, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. PURPOSE: To evaluate pharmacological effect of alkaloids from A. scholaris on ovalbumin induced airways allergic inflammatory model, and explore whether the dosing frequency is related to pharmacokinetics. STUDY DESIGN: After oral administration of total alkaloids, the pharmacokinetic study of it was investigated...
April 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314477/extraction-of-nobiletin-from-citrus-unshiu-peels-by-supercritical-fluid-and-its-cre-mediated-transcriptional-activity
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Chisato Oba, Masaki Ota, Koichiro Nomura, Hironori Fujiwara, Jiro Takito, Yoshiyuki Sato, Yasushi Ohizumi, Hiroshi Inomata
BACKGROUND: Polymethoxyflavone (PMF) is one of bioactive compounds in Citrus Unshiu and included mainly in the peels rather than the fruits, seeds and leaves. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: Supercritical CO2 extraction is one candidate for selective extraction of polymethoxyflavone and in this study, supercritical CO2 extraction with/without ethanol entrainer from Citrus Unshiu peels was examined at a temperature of 333K and a pressure of 30MPa. METHODS: CRE (cyclic AMP response element)-mediated transcriptional assay was examined by using the extracts from supercritical fluid extraction...
April 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306142/the-effect-of-smoking-on-inflammatory-and-bone-remodeling-markers-in-gingival-crevicular-fluid-and-subgingival-microbiota-following-periodontal-therapy
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D F Bunaes, M Mustafa, H G Mohamed, S A Lie, K N Leknes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Periodontal health is mediated by suppressing microorganisms inducing a local inflammatory host response. Smoking may impair this process. This study compares gingival crevicular fluid levels of inflammatory and bone remodeling markers in heavy smokers and non-smokers following active and supportive periodontal therapy in patients with chronic periodontitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Gingival crevicular fluid and subgingival plaque were collected from the deepest periodontal pocket in 50 patients, 25 smokers and 25 non-smokers, at baseline (T0), following active (T1) and 12 mo of supportive periodontal therapy (T2)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303952/physics-of-microstructures-enhancement-of-thin-film-evaporation-heat-transfer-in-microchannels-flow-boiling
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Sajjad Bigham, Abdolreza Fazeli, Saeed Moghaddam
Performance enhancement of the two-phase flow boiling heat transfer process in microchannels through implementation of surface micro- and nanostructures has gained substantial interest in recent years. However, the reported results range widely from a decline to improvements in performance depending on the test conditions and fluid properties, without a consensus on the physical mechanisms responsible for the observed behavior. This gap in knowledge stems from a lack of understanding of the physics of surface structures interactions with microscale heat and mass transfer events involved in the microchannel flow boiling process...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
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