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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918472/a-reliable-protocol-for-colorimetric-determination-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticle-uptake-by-cells
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Daiana K Deda, Roberta M Cardoso, Mayara K Uchiyama, Christiane Pavani, Sergio H Toma, Mauricio S Baptista, Koiti Araki
Size, shape, and surface properties of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) can influence their interaction with biological systems, particularly the incorporation by tumor cells and consequently the biological activity and efficiency in biomedical applications. Several strategies have been used to evaluate cellular uptake of SPIONs. While qualitative methods are generally based on microscopy techniques, quantitative assays are carried out by techniques such as inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry and flow cytometry...
September 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917435/measurement-of-micronuclei-and-internal-dose-in-mice-demonstrates-that-3-monochloropropane-1-2-diol-3-mcpd-has-no-genotoxic-potency-in-vivo
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Jenny Aasa, Margareta Törnqvist, Lilianne Abramsson-Zetterberg
In this study 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD), a compound that appears as contaminant in refined cooking oils, has been studied with regard to genotoxicity in vivo (mice) with simultaneous measurement of internal dose using state-of-the-art methodologies. Genotoxicity (chromosomal aberrations) was measured by flow cytometry with dual lasers as the frequency of micronuclei in erythrocytes in peripheral blood from BalbC mice intraperitoneally exposed to 3-MCPD (0, 50, 75, 100, 125 mg/kg). The internal doses of 3-MCPD in the mice were calculated from N-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)-valine adducts to hemoglobin (Hb), quantified at very low levels by high-resolution mass spectrometry...
September 13, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917184/investigation-of-the-chemical-mechanisms-involved-in-the-electropulsation-of-membranes-at-the-molecular-level
#3
Marie Breton, Lluis M Mir
The chemical consequences of electropulsation on giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs), in particular the possible oxidation of unsaturated phospholipids, have been investigated by mass spectrometry, flow cytometry and absorbance methods. Pulse application induced oxidation of the GUV phospholipids and the oxidation level depended on the duration of the pulse. Light and O2 increased the level of pulse-induced lipid peroxidation whereas the presence of antioxidants either in the membrane or in the solution completely suppressed peroxidation...
September 11, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916749/checkpoint-blockade-immunotherapy-reshapes-the-high-dimensional-phenotypic-heterogeneity-of-murine-intratumoural-neoantigen-specific-cd8-t-cells
#4
M Fehlings, Y Simoni, H L Penny, E Becht, C Y Loh, M M Gubin, J P Ward, S C Wong, R D Schreiber, E W Newell
The analysis of neoantigen-specific CD8(+) T cells in tumour-bearing individuals is challenging due to the small pool of tumour antigen-specific T cells. Here we show that mass cytometry with multiplex combinatorial tetramer staining can identify and characterize neoantigen-specific CD8(+) T cells in mice bearing T3 methylcholanthrene-induced sarcomas that are susceptible to checkpoint blockade immunotherapy. Among 81 candidate antigens tested, we identify T cells restricted to two known neoantigens simultaneously in tumours, spleens and lymph nodes in tumour-bearing mice...
September 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916267/comparison-of-phagocytosis-in-three-caribbean-sea-urchins
#5
John DeFilippo, John Ebersole, Gregory Beck
In 1983 large numbers of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum unexplainably began showing signs of illness and dying in the Caribbean, and over the next year they came close to extinction, making it one of the worst mass mortality events on record. Present evidence suggests a water-borne pathogen as the etiological agent. Decades later Diadema densities remain low, and its near extinction has been a major factor in transforming living coral reefs in the Caribbean to barren algae-covered rock. In the ensuing decades, no solid explanation has been found to the questions: what killed Diadema; why did Diadema succumb while other species of urchins on the same reefs did not; and why has Diadema still not recovered? A recent hypothesis posited by our lab as to Diadema's vulnerability was directed at possible compromised immunity in Diadema, and experimental results found a significantly impaired humoral response to a key component of gram-negative bacteria...
September 12, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912543/inhibition-of-fucosylation-by-2-fluorofucose-suppresses-human-liver-cancer-hepg2-cell-proliferation-and-migration-as-well-as-tumor-formation
#6
Ying Zhou, Tomohiko Fukuda, Qinglei Hang, Sicong Hou, Tomoya Isaji, Akihiko Kameyama, Jianguo Gu
Core fucosylation is one of the most important glycosylation events in the progression of liver cancer. For this study, we used an easily handled L-fucose analog, 2-fluoro-L-fucose (2FF), which interferes with the normal synthesis of GDP-fucose, and verified its potential roles in regulating core fucosylation and cell behavior in the HepG2 liver cancer cell line. Results obtained from lectin blot and flow cytometry analysis clearly showed that 2FF treatment dramatically inhibited core fucosylation, which was also confirmed via mass spectrometry analysis...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912276/cavin-2-regulates-the-activity-and-stability-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-enos-in-angiogenesis
#7
Gandhi T K Boopathy, Madhura Kulkarni, Sze Yuan Ho, Adrian Boey, Edmond Wei Min Chua, Veluchamy A Barathi, Tom J Carney, Xiaomeng Wang, Wanjin Hong
Angiogenesis is a highly regulated process for formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones. Angiogenesis is dysregulated in various pathologies, including age-related macular degeneration, arthritis, and cancer. Inhibiting pathological angiogenesis therefore represents a promising therapeutic strategy for treating these disorders, highlighting the need to study angiogenesis in more detail. To this end, identifying the genes essential for blood vessel formation and elucidating their function are crucial for a complete understanding of angiogenesis...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902784/pancreatic-stellate-cells-have-distinct-characteristics-from-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-are-not-the-unique-origin-of-collagen-producing-cells-in-the-pancreas
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Gen Yamamoto, Kojiro Taura, Keiko Iwaisako, Masataka Asagiri, Shinji Ito, Yukinori Koyama, Kazutaka Tanabe, Kohta Iguchi, Motohiko Satoh, Takahiro Nishio, Yukihiro Okuda, Yoshinobu Ikeno, Kenji Yoshino, Satoru Seo, Etsuro Hatano, Shinji Uemoto
OBJECTIVES: The origin of collagen-producing myofibroblasts in pancreatic fibrosis is still controversial. Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), which have been recognized as the pancreatic counterparts of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), are thought to play an important role in the development of pancreatic fibrosis. However, sources of myofibroblasts other than PSCs may exist because extensive studies of liver fibrosis have uncovered myofibroblasts that did not originate from HSCs. This study aimed to characterize myofibroblasts in an experimental pancreatic fibrosis model in mice...
October 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895584/effects-of-lobeglitazone-a-novel-thiazolidinedione-on-adipose-tissue-remodeling-and-brown-and-beige-adipose-tissue-development-in-db-db-mice
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G Kim, Y-H Lee, M R Yun, J-Y Lee, E G Shin, B-W Lee, E S Kang, B-S Cha
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effect of long-term treatment with lobeglitazone, a novel thiazolidinedione-based activator of PPARγ, on adipose tissue (AT), focusing on its effects on insulin resistance in obese db/db mice. METHODS: Seven-week-old male db/db mice were assigned to either a vehicle-treated (n=8) or lobeglitazone-treated (n=8) group. Lobeglitazone (1 mg/kg daily) was injected intraperitoneally for 20 weeks. RESULTS: Lobeglitazone treatment for 20 weeks resulted in a remarkably improved glycemic index, including significantly decreased glucose levels, enhanced insulin sensitivity, and preserved pancreatic beta cells...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894190/novel-detection-of-post-translational-modifications-in-human-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-after-chronic-alcohol-exposure-role-of-inflammation-regulator-h4k12ac
#10
Tiyash Parira, Gloria Figueroa, Alejandra Laverde, Gianna Casteleiro, Mario E Gomez Hernandez, Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Marisela Agudelo
Previous reports on epigenetic mechanisms involved in alcohol abuse have focus on hepatic and neuronal regions, leaving the immune system and specifically monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MDDCs) understudied. Our lab has previously shown histone deacetylases are modulated in cells derived from alcohol users and after in vitro acute alcohol treatment of human MDDCs. In the current study, we developed a novel screening tool using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (MALDI-FT-ICR MS) and single cell imaging flow cytometry to detect post-translational modifications (PTMs) in human MDDCs due to chronic alcohol exposure...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892307/purification-of-polysaccharide-from-artificially-cultivated-anoectochilus-roxburghii-wall-lindl-by-high-speed-counter-current-chromatography-and-its-antitumor-activity
#11
Xiaoling Yu, Shouer Lin, Jinque Zhang, Liying Huang, Hong Yao, Shaoguang Li
To establish a systematic method for the extraction, purification, characterization and antitumor activity study of polysaccharide from artificially cultivated Anoectochilus roxburghii(wall.) Lindl. (AC-ARPS). High-speed counter current chromatography with two-phase aqueous systems was successfully applied to purify AC-ARPS after one-step separation. The purity of the AC-ARPS obtained by phenol/sulfuric acid method was 95.01%. The chemical structures of AC-ARPS were identified by a series analytical methods including high-performance liquid chromatography and liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888129/leveraging-blood-and-tissue-cd4-t-cell-heterogeneity-at-the-single-cell-level-to-identify-mechanisms-of-disease-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Chamith Y Fonseka, Deepak A Rao, Soumya Raychaudhuri
CD4+ T cells have been long known to play an important role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but the specific cell populations and states that drive the disease have been challenging to identify with low dimensional single cell data and bulk assays. The advent of high dimensional single cell technologies-like single cell RNA-seq or mass cytometry-has offered promise to defining key populations, but brings new methodological and statistical challenges. Recent single cell profiling studies have revealed a broad diversity of cell types among CD4+ T cells, identifying novel populations that are expanded or altered in RA...
September 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882613/average-overlap-frequency-a-simple-metric-to-evaluate-staining-quality-and-community-identification-in-high-dimensional-mass-cytometry-experiments
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El-Ad David Amir, Xinzheng V Guo, Oksana Mayovska, Adeeb Rahman
High dimensional cytometry now allows measurement of over 50 parameters in a single sample, and is typically visualized using sophisticated dimensionality-reducing methods and analyzed with automated clustering algorithms. While these tools facilitate the identification and presentation of key findings, it remains challenging to effectively monitor and report the staining quality of individual markers. We present the Average Overlap Frequency (AOF), a simple and efficient metric to evaluate and quantify the robustness of staining and clustering quality in high-dimensional data...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880481/%C3%AE-cells-are-not-uniform-after-all-novel-insights-into-molecular-heterogeneity-of-insulin-secreting-cells
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REVIEW
Dana Avrahami, Yue J Wang, Agnes Klochendler, Yuval Dor, Benjamin Glaser, Klaus H Kaestner
While the β-cells of the endocrine pancreas are defined as cells with high levels of insulin production and tight stimulus-secretion coupling, the existence of functional heterogeneity among them has been known for decades. Recent advances in molecular technologies, in particular single-cell profiling on both the protein and messenger RNA level, have uncovered that β-cells exist in several antigenically and molecularly definable states. Using antibodies to cell surface markers or multidimensional clustering of β-cells using more than 20 protein markers by mass cytometry, 4 distinct groups of β-cells could be differentiated...
September 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879015/connecting-the-dots-across-time-reconstruction-of-single-cell-signalling-trajectories-using-time-stamped-data
#15
Sayak Mukherjee, David Stewart, William Stewart, Lewis L Lanier, Jayajit Das
Single-cell responses are shaped by the geometry of signalling kinetic trajectories carved in a multidimensional space spanned by signalling protein abundances. It is, however, challenging to assay a large number (more than 3) of signalling species in live-cell imaging, which makes it difficult to probe single-cell signalling kinetic trajectories in large dimensions. Flow and mass cytometry techniques can measure a large number (4 to more than 40) of signalling species but are unable to track single cells...
August 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877934/identification-of-senescent-cell-surface-targetable-protein-dpp4
#16
Kyoung Mi Kim, Ji Heon Noh, Monica Bodogai, Jennifer L Martindale, Xiaoling Yang, Fred E Indig, Sandip K Basu, Kei Ohnuma, Chikao Morimoto, Peter F Johnson, Arya Biragyn, Kotb Abdelmohsen, Myriam Gorospe
Senescent cell accumulation in aging tissues is linked to age-associated diseases and declining function, prompting efforts to eliminate them. Mass spectrometry analysis revealed that DPP4 (dipeptidyl peptidase 4) was selectively expressed on the surface of senescent, but not proliferating, human diploid fibroblasts. Importantly, the differential presence of DPP4 allowed flow cytometry-mediated isolation of senescent cells using anti-DPP4 antibodies. Moreover, antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) assays revealed that the cell surface DPP4 preferentially sensitized senescent, but not dividing, fibroblasts to cytotoxicity by natural killer cells...
September 6, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866537/cyteguide-visual-guidance-for-hierarchical-single-cell-analysis
#17
Thomas Hollt, Nicola Pezzotti, Vincent van Unen, Frits Koning, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt, Anna Vilanova
Single-cell analysis through mass cytometry has become an increasingly important tool for immunologists to study the immune system in health and disease. Mass cytometry creates a high-dimensional description vector for single cells by time-of-flight measurement. Recently, t-Distributed Stochastic Neighborhood Embedding (t-SNE) has emerged as one of the state-of-the-art techniques for the visualization and exploration of single-cell data. Ever increasing amounts of data lead to the adoption of Hierarchical Stochastic Neighborhood Embedding (HSNE), enabling the hierarchical representation of the data...
August 29, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864494/an-immune-clock-of-human-pregnancy
#18
Nima Aghaeepour, Edward A Ganio, David Mcilwain, Amy S Tsai, Martha Tingle, Sofie Van Gassen, Dyani K Gaudilliere, Quentin Baca, Leslie McNeil, Robin Okada, Mohammad S Ghaemi, David Furman, Ronald J Wong, Virginia D Winn, Maurice L Druzin, Yaser Y El-Sayed, Cecele Quaintance, Ronald Gibbs, Gary L Darmstadt, Gary M Shaw, David K Stevenson, Robert Tibshirani, Garry P Nolan, David B Lewis, Martin S Angst, Brice Gaudilliere
The maintenance of pregnancy relies on finely tuned immune adaptations. We demonstrate that these adaptations are precisely timed, reflecting an immune clock of pregnancy in women delivering at term. Using mass cytometry, the abundance and functional responses of all major immune cell subsets were quantified in serial blood samples collected throughout pregnancy. Cell signaling-based Elastic Net, a regularized regression method adapted from the elastic net algorithm, was developed to infer and prospectively validate a predictive model of interrelated immune events that accurately captures the chronology of pregnancy...
September 1, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861453/data-on-the-effect-of-oral-feeding-of-arachidonic-acid-or-docosahexanoic-acid-on-haematopoiesis-in-mice
#19
Kedar Limbkar, Ankita Dhenge, Dipesh D Jadhav, Hirekodathakallu V Thulasiram, Vaijayanti Kale, Lalita Limaye
Stem cells have peculiar property to self-renew and differentiate. It is important to control their fate in safe and effective ways for their therapeutic use. The mediators of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) namely Arachidonic acid (AA) and Docosahexanoic acid (DHA) are known to play a role in haematopoiesis via various metabolic pathways [1]. However the direct effect of purified AA or DHA on haematopoiesis has not been well investigated yet. We have reported that oral administration of PUFAs enhanced haematopoiesis in mice [2]...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854413/fattigation-platform-nanoparticles-using-apo-transferrin-stearic-acid-as-a-core-for-receptor-oriented-cancer-targeting
#20
Hardik H Amin, Nilesh M Meghani, Chulhun Park, Van Hong Nguyen, Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Beom-Jin Lee
A major hurdle in cancer treatment is the precise targeting of drugs to the cancer site. As many cancer cells overexpress the transferrin receptor (TfR), the transferrin (Tf)-TfR interaction is widely exploited to target cancer cells. In this study, novel amphiphilic apo-Tf stearic acid (TfS) conjugates were prepared and characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry, and trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) assay...
August 16, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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