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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634603/high-resolution-and-multi-range-particle-separation-by-microscopic-vibration-in-an-optofluidic-chip
#1
Y Z Shi, S Xiong, L K Chin, Y Yang, J B Zhang, W Ser, J H Wu, T N Chen, Z C Yang, Y L Hao, B Liedberg, P H Yap, Y Zhang, A Q Liu
An optofluidic chip is demonstrated in experiments for high-resolution and multi-range particle separation through the optically-induced microscopic vibration effect, where nanoparticles are trapped in loosely overdamped optical potential wells created with combined optical and fluidic constraints. It is the first demonstration of separating single nanoparticles with diameters ranging from 60 to 100 nm with a resolution of 10 nm. Nanoparticles vibrate with an amplitude of 3-7 μm in the loosely overdamped potential wells in the microchannel...
June 21, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633768/comparing-different-surgical-techniques-for-addressing-the-posterior-malleolus-in-supination-external-rotation-ankle-fractures-and-the-need-for-syndesmotic-screw-fixation
#2
Mengnai Li, Rachel C Collier, Brian W Hill, Nathaniel Slinkard, Thuan V Ly
Trimalleolar ankle fractures are unstable injuries with possible syndesmotic disruption. Recent data have described inherent morbidity associated with screw fixation of the syndesmosis, including the potential for malreduction, hardware irritation, and post-traumatic arthritis. The posterior malleolus is an important soft tissue attachment for the posterior inferior syndesmosis ligament. We hypothesized that fixation of a sizable posterior malleolar (PM) fracture in supination external rotation type IV (SER IV) ankle fractures would act to stabilize the syndesmosis and minimize or eliminate the need for trans-syndesmotic fixation...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633399/the-interfacial-character-of-antibody-paratopes-analysis-of-antibody-antigen-structures
#3
Minh N Nguyen, Mohan R Pradhan, Chandra Verma, Pingyu Zhong
Summary: In this study, computational methods are applied to investigate the general properties of antigen engaging residues of a paratope from a non-redundant dataset of 403 antibody-antigen complexes to dissect the contribution of hydrogen bonds, hydrophobic, van der Waals contacts and ionic interactions, as well as role of water molecules in the antigen-antibody interface. Consistent with previous reports using smaller datasets, we found that Tyr, Trp, Ser, Asn, Asp, Thr, Arg, Gly, His contribute substantially to the interactions between antibody and antigen...
June 15, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633118/surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-properties-of-dynamically-tunable-nanogaps-between-au-nanoparticles-self-assembled-on-hydrogel-microspheres-controlled-by-ph
#4
Huilin Li, Dandan Men, Yiqiang Sun, Dilong Liu, Xinyang Li, Liangbin Li, Cuncheng Li, Weiping Cai, Yue Li
We developed an interesting route for preparing a poly (acrylamide-co-acrylic acid) (P(AAm-co-AA)) hydrogel microsphere with a coating of Au nanospheres (hydrogel microsphere @ Au nanospheres) through self-assembly based on electrostatic interaction. The fabricated composites could be used as highly sensitive enhanced Raman scattering substrates. The nanogaps between adjacent Au nanospheres were dynamically tuned by volume changes in the hydrogel microspheres in the semiwet state under different pH conditions...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633072/roles-of-serum-in-innate-immune-responses-of-human-leukocytes-to-synthetic-lipopeptide
#5
Terukazu Sanui, Masaaki Takeshita, Takao Fukuda, Urara Tanaka, Rehab Alshargabi, Yoshitomi Aida, Fusanori Nishimura
Tripalmitoyl-S-glyceryl-l-Cys-Ser-(Lys)4 (Pam3CSK4) is a highly conserved molecular motif found in various classes of lipoproteins. The requirement for leukocyte to respond to synthetic Pam3CSK4 were studied. Pam3CSK4 primed neutrophils for a respiratory burst in a serum-dependent manner. Pam3CSK4 upregulated CD11b, CD14, and cytochrome b558, and downregulated Leu-8. Treatment of neutrophils with anti-CD14 antibodies and treatment of serum with anti-LPS binding protein (LBP) antibodies resulted in the inhibition of priming for respiratory burst by Pam3CSK4...
June 17, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632272/interfacial-synthesis-of-a-three-dimensional-hierarchical-mos2-ns-ag-np-nanocomposite-as-a-sers-nanosensor-for-ultrasensitive-thiram-detection
#6
Xiu Liang, Yi-Shuo Wang, Ting-Ting You, Xiao-Juan Zhang, Nan Yang, Guang-Sheng Wang, Peng-Gang Yin
Interfacial self-assembly of ordered nanostructures at oil-water interfaces towards the fabrication of nanofilms has attracted the interest of plenty of scientists, since its discovery in 2004. Herein, further developments have been achieved, and we report a new strategy for the synthesis of a three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical nanostructure, through an interfacial synthesis driven microemulsion process. Thus, the synthesis route has been simplified, with the rigorous experimental conditions of traditional compositing technology...
June 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631237/structural-characterization-of-pyoverdines-produced-by-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440-and-pseudomonas-taiwanensis-vlb120
#7
Matthias Baune, Yulin Qi, Karen Scholz, Dietrich A Volmer, Heiko Hayen
The previously unknown sequences of several pyoverdines (PVD) produced by a biotechnologically-relevant bacterium, namely, Pseudomonas taiwanensis VLB120, were characterized by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS). The same structural characterization scheme was checked before by analysis of Pseudomonas sp. putida KT2440 samples with known PVDs. A new sample preparation strategy based on solid-phase extraction was developed, requiring significantly reduced sample material as compared to existing methods...
June 19, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628485/free-standing-ag-triangle-arrays-with-configurable-vertical-gap-for-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#8
Kuanguo Li, Yong Wang, Kang Jiang, Yuan Ren, Yanqiu Dai, Yonghua Lu, Pei Wang
Large-area ordered arrays with dense hot spots are highly desirable substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). In this paper, we present a quasi-3D SERS substrate of free-standing Ag triangle arrays (FATA) which was fabricated by nanosphere lithography incorporated with photolithography and Ag covering. Significant SERS effect arises from a strongly enhanced local electric field within the tiny gaps between the suspending Ag triangle and the Ag baseplate. The SERS intensity relative standard deviation (RSD) is less than 7...
June 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628467/juvenile-and-adult-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-comparative-study-in-a-large-cohort-from-the-spanish-society-of-rheumatology-lupus-registry-relesser
#9
Vicenç Torrente-Segarra, Tarek Carlos Salman Monte, Iñigo Rúa-Figueroa, Fernando Sánchez-Alonso, Francisco Javier López-Longo, María Galindo-Izquierdo, Jaime Calvo-Alén, Alejandro Olivé-Marqués, Jesús Ibañez-Ruán, Loreto Horcada, Ana Sánchez-Atrio, Carlos Montilla, Rafael Benito Melero González, Elvira Díez-Álvarez, Victor Martinez-Taboada, José Luis Andreu, Olaia Fernández-Berrizbeitia, José Ángel Hernández-Beriain, Marian Gantes, Blanca Hernández-Cruz, Ángela Pecondón-Español, Carlos Marras, Gema Bonilla, José M Pego-Reigosa
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) features and to establish its differences compared to adult-onset SLE (aSLE) from a large national database. METHODS: Data from patients (≥4 ACR criteria) included in Spanish Society of Rheumatology Lupus Registry (RELESSER) were analysed. Sociodemographic, clinical, serological, activity, treatment, cumulative damage, comorbidities and severity data were collected. Patients with disease onset <18 years were described and compared to those with disease onset ≥18 years...
June 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627664/sodium-tanshinone-iia-sulfonate-suppresses-heat-stress-induced-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-by-promoting-no-production-through-upregulating-the-pi3k-akt-enos-pathway
#10
Qing Cheng, Yan Zhao, Jianguo Li
Heat shock is a life-threatening disease involving systematic inflammation that is closely related to endothelial injury and can lead to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) has various functions in the vascular endothelium. In the present study, STS is presented to suppress heat stress‑induced apoptosis of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and high ambient temperature‑induced systematic inflammation in Sprague Dawley rats. In addition, the STS apoptosis‑suppression mechanism was explored...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627214/efectos-del-t%C3%A3-verde-y-su-contenido-de-galato-de-epigalocatequina-egcg-sobre-el-peso-corporal-y-la-masa-grasa-en-humanos-una-revisi%C3%A3-n-sistem%C3%A3-tica
#11
Lucía Cristina Vázquez Cisneros, Patricia López-Uriarte, Antonio López-Espinoza, Mónica Navarro Meza, Ana Cristina Espinoza-Gallardo, Martha Beatriz Guzmán Aburto
La prevalencia e incidencia del sobrepeso y la obesidad continúan en aumento a nivel mundial, así como las enfermedades relacionadas con estas condiciones. Ello se atribuye a un incremento en la ingesta de energía y una disminución en el gasto de la misma. El consumo de té verde se ha relacionado con una reducción en la grasa y el peso corporal. Sin embargo, las investigaciones realizadas con el té verde han sido muy diversas. Esta revisión sistemática explora las investigaciones que se han realizado con té verde y su contenido de galato de epigalocatequina (EGCG) evaluando su efecto sobre la grasa y el peso corporal en humanos...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627200/body-composition-changes-after-sport-detraining-period
#12
José Ramón Alvero Cruz, Mauro Ronconi, Jerónimo Carmelo García Romero, Margarita Carrillo de Albornoz Gil, Manuel Jíménez López, Lorena Correas Gómez, Elvis Álvarez Carnero
Introduction: The infl uence of exercise in trained subjects has beneficial effects in the physical fi tness and body composition; however, detraining has an unfavorable effect in all of them. Objective: The current study was designed to ascertain the infl uence of a six week-detraining period on body composition in both well-trained young soccer players (GE, n = 43) and sedentary male adolescents (GC, n = 10). Methods: Forty-three well-trained soccer players and ten sedentary adolescents accepted to participate in the study...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627182/factores-predictores-de-hipertrigliceridemia-en-pacientes-hospitalizados-con-nutrici%C3%A3-n-parenteral-total
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Maria Julia Ocón Bretón, Ana Isabel Ilundain Gonzalez, Jara Altemir Trallero, Ana Agudo Tabuenca, José Antonio Gimeno Orna
Introducción:la nutrición parenteral total (NPT) es una modalidad de soporte nutricional indicada en aquellas situaciones donde el enfermo no puede cubrir sus requerimientos nutricionales por vía enteral. A pesar de ser una terapia segura y efi caz, no está exenta de complicaciones, entre las que cabe destacar, por su frecuencia, la hipertrigliceridemia. La etiología de esta complicación metabólica es compleja y multifactorial.Objetivos: el objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar los factores de riesgo asociados al desarrollo de hipertrigliceridemia en pacientes adultos hospitalizados no críticos que reciben NPT a corto plazo y evaluar el efecto que una emulsión lipídica enriquecida en ácidos grasos poliinsaturados omega-3 ejerce sobre esta complicación metabólica...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623750/lcz696-improves-cardiac-function-via-alleviating-drp1-mediated-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-mice-with-doxorubicin-induced-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#14
Yan Xia, Zhangwei Chen, Ao Chen, Mingqiang Fu, Zhen Dong, Kai Hu, Xiangdong Yang, Yunzeng Zou, Aijun Sun, Juying Qian, Junbo Ge
AIMS: LCZ696, a novel angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor, is effective in treating heart failure patients. Doxorubicin (DOX) is an effective antitumor medication but the cardiotoxicity limited its clinical use. In this study, we aimed to determine the effect of LCZ696 on DOX-induced cardiomyopathy in mice and in vitro and to explore related mechanisms focusing on fission protein dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1). METHODS AND RESULTS: In human study, we found that myocardial fission protein Drp1 expression and its ser 616 phosphorylation were significantly increased in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620971/the-adipokinetic-hormone-of-the-coleopteran-suborder-adephaga-structure-function-and-comparison-of-distribution-in-other-insects
#15
Gerd Gäde, Heather G Marco
The aim of the current study is to identify the adipokinetic hormone(s) (AKHs) of a basal suborder of the species-rich Coleoptera, the Adephaga, and possibly learn more about the ancestral AKH of beetles. Moreover, we wanted to compare the ancestral AKH with AKHs of more advanced beetles, of which a number are pest insects. This would allow us to assess whether AKH mimetics would be suitable as insecticides, that is, be harmful to the pest species but not to the beneficial species. Nine species of the Adephaga were investigated and all synthesize only one octapeptide in the corpus cardiacum, as revealed by Edman degradation sequencing techniques or by mass spectrometry...
June 16, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620179/ferroelectric-assisted-gold-nanoparticles-array-for-centimeter-scale-highly-reproducible-sers-substrates
#16
Xiaoyan Liu, Minoru Osada, Kenji Kitamura, Takahiro Nagata, Donghui Si
Assemble metal nanoparticles into various ordered structures with scale up to centimeter area is required to meet diverse needs of lab-on-a-chips and analytic components. Here, we present the uniform and high-yield fabrication of centimeter-scale gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) array for SERS substrates. Ferroelectric-assisted assembly of AuNPs line array is successfully fabricated by using a periodically poled LiNbO3 (PPLN) single crystal as a template. SNOM-Raman shows that the uniform assembly of AuNPs exhibits a high density of "hot spots" arising from strong electromagnetic (EM) field coupling induced by adjacent AuNPs...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620030/functions-of-protein-phosphatase-6-in-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-and-in-lymphocytes
#17
REVIEW
Magdalena A Ziembik, Timothy P Bender, James M Larner, David L Brautigan
Protein phosphatase-6 (PP6) is a member of the PPP family of Ser/Thr phosphatases involved in intracellular signaling. PP6 is conserved among all eukaryotes, and genetics in model organisms indicates it has non-redundant functions relative to other PPP phosphatases. PP6 functions in association with conserved SAPS subunits and, in vertebrate species, forms heterotrimers with Ankrd subunits. Multiple studies have demonstrated how PP6 exerts negative control at different steps of nuclear factor kappaB signaling...
June 15, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620011/dietary-restriction-but-not-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-blockade-improves-dna-damage-related-vasodilator-dysfunction%C3%A2-in-rapidly-aging-ercc1-%C3%AE-mice
#18
Haiyan Wu, Bibi S van Thiel, Paula Katherine Bautista-Nino, Erwin Reiling, Matej Durik, Frank P J Leijten, Yanto Ridwan, Renata M C Brandt, Harry van Steeg, Martijn E T Dollé, Wilbert P Vermeij, Jan H J Hoeijmakers, Jeroen Essers, Ingrid van der Pluijm, A H Jan Danser, Anton J M Roks
DNA damage is an important contributor to endothelial dysfunction and age-related vascular disease. Recently, we demonstrated in a DNA repair-deficient, prematurely aging mouse model ( Ercc1(∆/-) mice) that dietary restriction (DR) strongly increases life- and health span, including ameliorating endothelial dysfunction, by preserving genomic integrity. In this mouse mutant displaying prominent accelerated, age-dependent endothelial dysfunction we investigated the signaling pathways involved in improved endothelium-mediated vasodilation by DR, and explore the potential role of the renin-angiotensin system ...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618271/lck-hck-fgr-mediated-tyrosine-phosphorylation-negatively-regulates-tbk1-to-restrain-innate-antiviral-responses
#19
Shengduo Liu, Shasha Chen, Xinran Li, Shiying Wu, Qian Zhang, Qiuheng Jin, Lin Hu, Ruyuan Zhou, Zhengyang Yu, Fansen Meng, Siwen Wang, Yaowei Huang, Sheng Ye, Li Shen, Zongping Xia, Jian Zou, Xin-Hua Feng, Pinglong Xu
Cytosolic nucleic acid sensing elicits interferon production for primary antiviral defense through cascades controlled by protein ubiquitination and Ser/Thr phosphorylation. Here we show that TBK1, a core kinase of antiviral pathways, is inhibited by tyrosine phosphorylation. The Src family kinases (SFKs) Lck, Hck, and Fgr directly phosphorylate TBK1 at Tyr354/394, to prevent TBK1 dimerization and activation. Accordingly, antiviral sensing and resistance were substantially enhanced in Lck/Hck/Fgr triple knockout cells and ectopic expression of Lck/Hck/Fgr dampened the antiviral defense in cells and zebrafish...
June 14, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615442/the-heterotrimeric-g-protein-g%C3%AE-1-interacts-with-the-catalytic-subunit-of-protein-phosphatase-1-and-modulates-g-protein-coupled-receptor-signaling-in-platelets
#20
Subhashree Pradhan, Tanvir Khatlani, Angus C Nairn, K Vinod Vijayan
Thrombosis is caused by the activation of platelets at the site of ruptured atherosclerotic plaques. This activation involves engagement of G protein coupled receptors (GPCR) on platelets that promotes their aggregation. Although it is known that protein kinases and phosphatases modulate GPCR signaling, how serine/threonine phosphatases integrate with G protein signaling pathways is less understood. Since the subcellular localization and substrate specificity of the catalytic subunit of protein phosphatase 1 (PP1c) is dictated by PP1c-interacting proteins, here we sought to identify new PP1c interactors...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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