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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417068/photoacoustic-in-vitro-flow-cytometry-for-nanomaterial-research
#1
Dmitry A Nedosekin, Tariq Fahmi, Zeid A Nima, Jacqueline Nolan, Chengzhong Cai, Mustafa Sarimollaoglu, Enkeleda Dervishi, Alexei Basnakian, Alexandru S Biris, Vladimir P Zharov
Conventional flow cytometry is a versatile tool for drug research and cell characterization. However, it is poorly suited for quantification of non-fluorescent proteins and artificial nanomaterials without the use of additional labeling. The rapid growth of biomedical applications for small non-fluorescent nanoparticles (NPs) for drug delivery and contrast and therapy enhancement, as well as research focused on natural cell pigments and chromophores, demands high-throughput quantification methods for the non-fluorescent components...
June 2017: Photoacoustics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405632/evidence-of-intercontinental-spread-and-uncommon-variants-of-low-pathogenicity-avian-influenza-viruses-in-ducks-overwintering-in-guatemala
#2
Ana S Gonzalez-Reiche, Martha I Nelson, Mathew Angel, Maria L Müller, Lucia Ortiz, Jayeeta Dutta, Harm van Bakel, Celia Cordon-Rosales, Daniel R Perez
Over a hundred species of aquatic birds overwinter in Central America's wetlands, providing opportunities for the transmission of influenza A viruses (IAVs). To date, limited IAV surveillance in Central America hinders our understanding of the evolution and ecology of IAVs in migratory hosts within the Western Hemisphere. To address this gap, we sequenced the genomes of 68 virus isolates obtained from ducks overwintering along Guatemala's Pacific Coast during 2010 to 2013. High genetic diversity was observed, including 9 hemagglutinin (HA) subtypes, 7 neuraminidase (NA) subtypes, and multiple avian IAV lineages that have been detected at low levels (<1%) in North America...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401023/biopolymer-based-nanosystem-for-doxorubicin-targeted-delivery
#3
Zsuzsanna Csikós, Krisztina Kerekes, Erika Fazekas, Sándor Kun, János Borbély
This study describes formation of an actively and passively targeted, water-soluble drug delivery system (DDS) which contains doxorubicin (DOX). The system comprises two biocompatible and biodegradable polymers: poly-γ-glutamic acid (PGA) and chitosan (CH). Self-assembly of these biopolymers in aqueous medium results stable nanoparticles (NPs) with a hydrodynamic size of 80-150 nm and slightly negative surface charge. Folic acid (FA) was used as targeting agent bonded to the polyanion (PA) and also to the surface of the NPs...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400751/ethanolic-extract-of-melia-fructus-has-anti-influenza-a-virus-activity-by-affecting-viral-entry-and-viral-rna-polymerase
#4
Young-Hee Jin, Jang-Gi Choi, Won-Kyung Cho, Jin Yeul Ma
Meliae Fructus (MF) is the dried ripe fruit of Melia toosendan Siebold et Zuccarini, Meliaceae family. MF is widely used in traditional medicine to treat inflammation and helminthic infection and has anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic activities. However, potential anti-influenza properties of MF have yet to be investigated. We determined whether an ethanolic extract of MF (EMF) has anti-viral activity via an EMF pre-, co-, and post-treatment assay, using the Influenza A/PR/8/34 and H3N2 virus on Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386784/genetic-analysis-of-a-novel-reassortant-h11n9-isolated-from-waterfowl-in-south-korea-in-2016
#5
Tran Bac Le, In Hong Lee, Hyun Soo Kim, Seung Kyoo Oh, Sang Heui Seo
Aquatic birds are known to harbor all the known influenza A viruses. In the winter of January 2016, we surveyed influenza A virus in the feces of migratory birds in South Korea. The novel re-assorted H11N9 avian influenza virus, which contains genes from avian influenza viruses of poultry and wild birds, was isolated. The polymerase basic 2 (PB2), polymerase basic 1 (PB1), hemagglutinin (HA), and nucleoprotein (NP) genes were most closely related to those of domestic duck-origin avian influenza viruses, while the non-structural (NS) gene was closely related to that of domestic goose-origin avian influenza virus...
April 6, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345873/impact-of-semiconducting-perylene-diimide-nanoparticle-size-on-lymph-node-mapping-and-cancer-imaging
#6
Zhen Yang, Rui Tian, Jinjun Wu, Quli Fan, Bryant C Yung, Gang Niu, Orit Jacobson, Zhantong Wang, Gang Liu, Guocan Yu, Wei Huang, Jibin Song, Xiaoyuan Chen
Semiconducting molecules of perylene diimide (PDI) with strong light absorption properties in the near-infrared region and good biocompatibility have received increasing attention in the field of theranostics, especially as photoacoustic (PA) imaging agents. Herein, we report a series of [(64)Cu]-labeled PDI nanoparticles (NPs) of different sizes (30, 60, 100, and 200 nm) as dual positron emission tomography (PET) and PA imaging probes and photothermal therapy agents. The precise size control of the PDI NPs can be achieved by adjusting the initial concentration of PDI molecules in the self-assembly process, and the photophysical property of different sized PDI NPs was studied in detail...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291308/what-can-a-pa-or-np-do-for-your-practice
#7
Victoria S Kaprielian, Joel Kase
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Family Practice Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240881/organic-semiconducting-nanoparticles-as-efficient-photoacoustic-agents-for-lightening-early-thrombus-and-monitoring-thrombolysis-in-living-mice
#8
Cao Cui, Zhen Yang, Xiang Hu, Jinjun Wu, Kangquan Shou, Hengheng Ma, Chao Jian, Yong Zhao, Baiwen Qi, Xiaoming Hu, Aixi Yu, Quli Fan
Acute venous thrombosis is prevalent and potentially fatal. Accurate diagnosis of early thrombus is needed for patients in timely clinical intervention to prevent life-threatening conditions. Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) with excellent spatial resolution and high optical contrast shows more promise for this purpose. However, its application is dramatically limited by its signal-off effect on thrombus because of the ischemia in thrombus which lacks the endogenous photoacoustic (PA) signal of hemoglobin. To address this dilemma, we herein report the feasibility of using organic semiconducting nanoparticles (NPs) for contrast-enhanced PAI of thrombus in living mice...
March 28, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236682/spectroscopic-and-theoretical-studies-of-charge-transfer-interaction-of-1-2-pyridylazo-2-napthol-with-nitroaromatics
#9
Animesh Karmakar, Bula Singh
1-(2-Pyridylazo)-2-napthol (hereafter 1Q) is widely used as a chelating ligand applied in chelatometric, spectrophotometric analysis of metal ions. It appeared from the literature survey that no inclusion complex of 1Q was reported with nitroaromatics. The formation of charge-transfer complex gives an opportunity to improve the physico-chemical properties of different donors. So the complex of 1Q with 4-nitrophenol (4-NP), 2,4-dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP), picric acid (PA), and 3,5-dinitrosalicylic acid (3,5-DNSA) was described in this work in methanol medium...
January 26, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192964/collisions-of-ir-oxide-nanoparticles-with-carbon-nanopipettes-experiments-with-one-nanoparticle
#10
Min Zhou, Yun Yu, Keke Hu, Huolin L Xin, Michael V Mirkin
Investigating the collisions of individual metal nanoparticles (NPs) with electrodes can provide new insights into their electrocatalytic behavior, mass transport, and interactions with surfaces. Here we report a new experimental setup for studying NP collisions based on the use of carbon nanopipettes to enable monitoring multiple collision events involving the same NP captured inside the pipet cavity. A patch clamp amplifier capable of measuring pA-range currents on the microsecond time scale with a very low noise and stable background was used to record the collision transients...
February 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181421/complete-genome-sequence-of-a-novel-influenza-a-h1n2-virus-circulating-in-swine-from-central-bajio-region-mexico
#11
J I Sánchez-Betancourt, J B Cervantes-Torres, M Saavedra-Montañez, R A Segura-Velázquez
The aim of this study was to perform the complete genome sequence of a swine influenza A H1N2 virus strain isolated from a pig in Guanajuato, México (A/swine/Mexico/GtoDMZC01/2014) and to report its seroprevalence in 86 counties at the Central Bajio zone. To understand the evolutionary dynamics of the isolate, we undertook a phylogenetic analysis of the eight gene segments. These data revealed that the isolated virus is a reassortant H1N2 subtype, as its genes are derived from human (HA, NP, PA) and swine (M, NA, PB1, PB2 and NS) influenza viruses...
February 8, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173766/factors-influencing-decision-of-general-practitioners-and-managers-to-train-and-employ-a-nurse-practitioner-or-physician-assistant-in-primary-care-a-qualitative-study
#12
Mieke van der Biezen, Emmy Derckx, Michel Wensing, Miranda Laurant
BACKGROUND: Due to the increasing demand on primary care, it is not only debated whether there are enough general practitioners (GPs) to comply with these demands but also whether specific tasks can be performed by other care providers. Although changing the workforce skill mix care by employing Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) has proven to be both effective and safe, the implementation of those professionals differs widely between and within countries. To support policy making regarding PAs/NPs in primary care, the aim of this study is to provide insight into factors influencing the decision of GPs and managers to train and employ a PA/NP within their organisation...
February 7, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155798/promoting-physical-activity-among-children-the-%C3%A2-great-live-and-move-challenge%C3%A2
#13
Marion Mourgues, Mathieu Gourlan, Olivier Coste, Bruno Fregeac, Lucile Mora, Florence Cousson-Gélie
Objective: The “Great Live and Move Challenge” (GLMC) is an intervention designed to promote physical activity (PA) in schools and the community among 6- to 11-year-old schoolchildren and their families.Method: This project, implemented in the Montpellier and Pays Coeur d’Hérault regions since 2013, encourages children to quantify their daily PA level by illustrating each 15 minutes of exercise by an “energy cube”. Based on collaboration between pilots, teachers and policymakers, this project is implemented over a 6-week period in schools, municipalities and recreation centres...
June 8, 2016: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155795/-physical-activity-of-students-prevalence-and-profiles-of-associated-risk-behaviours
#14
Joël Ladner, Alessandro Porrovecchio, Philippe Masson, Gauthier Zunquin, Rémy Hurdiel, Thierry Pezé, Denis Theunynck, Marie-Pierre Tavolacci
More than 40% of students do not practice any PA. These results highlight the need for a better understanding to develop intervention strategies for students, based on new public health approaches. The contribution of social and physical environmental factors to changes in PA needs to be further explored.<np pagenum="066"/> </ce:para>.
June 8, 2016: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155793/-modes-of-public-care-in-the-prevention-of-ageing-by-local-physical-activities
#15
Cécile Collinet, Pierre-Olaf Schut
This study also highlights the fact that prevention by PA remains a fragmented and diversified field, in which the sports movement is still struggling to find its place.<np pagenum="042"/> </ce:para>.
June 8, 2016: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154333/structural-and-biochemical-analyses-on-the-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase-of-influenza-virus-for-development-of-novel-anti-influenza-agents
#16
Dai Hatakeyama
 The PA, PB1, and PB2 subunits, components of the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase of influenza A virus, and the nucleoprotein (NP) interact with the genomic RNA of influenza viruses and form ribonucleoproteins. Especially, the PB2 subunit binds to the host RNA cap [7-methylguanosine triphosphate (m(7)GTP)] and supports the endonuclease activity of PA to "snatch" the cap from host pre-mRNAs. In this study, we describe a novel Val/Arg/Gly (VRG) site in the PB2 cap-binding domain, which is necessary for interaction with acetyl-CoA found in eukaryotic histone acetyltransferases (HATs)...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153255/conjugated-microporous-polymers-based-fluorescein-for-fluorescence-detection-of-2-4-6-trinitrophenol
#17
Tong-Mou Geng, Sai-Nan Ye, Yu Wang, Hai Zhu, Xie Wang, Xue Liu
2,4,6-Trinitrophenol (TNP, also called picric acid, PA) pose a large threat to environmental health, public safety and military security. Conjugated microporous polymers are emerging new fluorescence sensing materials for TNP. In this paper, we report the synthesis of two fluorescein containing conjugated microporous polymers (DTF and TTF) through the palladium catalyzed Sonogashira-Hagihara polycondensation reactions of tetraiodofluorescein sodium salt (TIFA) with 1,4-diethynylbenzene (DEB) or 1,3,5-triethynylbenzene (TEB)...
April 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129386/whole-genome-phylogenetic-analysis-of-influenza-b-phuket-3073-2013-like-viruses-and-unique-reassortants-detected-in-malaysia-between-2012-and-2014
#18
Xiang Yong Oong, Kim Tien Ng, Joon Ling Tan, Kok Gan Chan, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Yoke Fun Chan, I-Ching Sam, Kok Keng Tee
Reassortment of genetic segments between and within influenza B lineages (Victoria and Yamagata) has been shown to generate novel reassortants with unique genetic characteristics. Based on hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) genes, recent surveillance study has identified reassortment properties in B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus, which is currently used in the WHO-recommended influenza vaccine. To understand the potential reassortment patterns for all gene segments, four B/Phuket/3073/2013-like viruses and two unique reassortants (one each from Yamagata and Victoria) detected in Malaysia from 2012-2014 were subjected to whole-genome sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999526/cme-cne-article-a-framework-of-care-in-multiple-sclerosis-part-1-updated-disease-classification-and-disease-modifying-therapy-use-in-specific-circumstances
#19
Scott D Newsome, Philip J Aliotta, Jacquelyn Bainbridge, Susan E Bennett, Gary Cutter, Kaylan Fenton, Fred Lublin, Dorothy Northrop, David Rintell, Bryan D Walker, Megan Weigel, Kathleen Zackowski, David E Jones
Activity Available Online: To access the article, post-test, and evaluation online, go to http://www.cmscscholar.org. TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience for this activity is physicians, physician assistants, nursing professionals, and other health-care providers involved in the management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Apply new information about MS to a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for patients with MSIntegrate the team approach into long-term planning in order to optimize rehabilitation care of patients with MSAccreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and Delaware Media Group...
November 2016: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993133/synthesis-and-functionalization-of-protease-activated-nanoparticles-with-tissue-plasminogen-activator-peptides-as-targeting-moiety-and-diagnostic-tool-for-pancreatic-cancer
#20
Sophie Dobiasch, Szilard Szanyi, Aleko Kjaev, Jens Werner, Albert Strauss, Christian Weis, Lars Grenacher, Katya Kapilov-Buchman, Liron-Limor Israel, Jean-Paul Lellouche, Erica Locatelli, Mauro Comes Franchini, Jennifer Vandooren, Ghislain Opdenakker, Klaus Felix
BACKGROUND: Functionalized nanoparticles (NPs) are one promising tool for detecting specific molecular targets and combine molecular biology and nanotechnology aiming at modern imaging. We aimed at ligand-directed delivery with a suitable target-biomarker to detect early pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Promising targets are galectins (Gal), due to their strong expression in and on PDAC-cells and occurrence at early stages in cancer precursor lesions, but not in adjacent normal tissues...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
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