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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210729/self-assembly-of-cucurbit-7-uril-based-triangular-4-molecular-necklaces-and-their-fluorescence-properties
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Soumen K Samanta, Kimberly G Brady, Lyle Isaacs
Self-assembly of rigid-rod dipyridine ligand 1 with M(en)(NO3)2 (M = Pd, Pt) affords triangular (3, 5) and square (4, 6) supramolecular coordination complexes (SCCs). The binding affinity of 1 toward CB[n]-type containers results in the formation of triangular [4]molecular necklaces ([4]MNs, 7-10) by either one-pot or post complexation approaches as evidenced by (1)H NMR, diffusion ordered spectroscopy, and ESI-MS.
February 17, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196470/proteasome-impairment-in-neural-cells-derived-from-hmsn-p-patient-ipscs
#2
Nagahisa Murakami, Keiko Imamura, Yuishin Izumi, Naohiro Egawa, Kayoko Tsukita, Takako Enami, Takuya Yamamoto, Toshitaka Kawarai, Ryuji Kaji, Haruhisa Inoue
Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy with proximal dominant involvement (HMSN-P) is caused by a heterozygous mutation (P285L) in Tropomyosin-receptor kinase Fused Gene (TFG), histopathologically characterized by progressive spinal motor neuron loss with TFG cytosolic aggregates. Although the TFG protein, found as a type of fusion oncoprotein, is known to facilitate vesicle transport from endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to Golgi apparatus at ER exit site, it is unclear how mutant TFG causes motor neuron degeneration...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194103/reassessment-of-non-monosynaptic-excitation-from-the-motor-cortex-to-motoneurons-in-single-motor-units-of-the-human-biceps-brachii
#3
Tsuyoshi Nakajima, Toshiki Tazoe, Masanori Sakamoto, Takashi Endoh, Satoshi Shibuya, Leonardo A Elias, Rinaldo A Mezzarane, Tomoyoshi Komiyama, Yukari Ohki
Corticospinal excitation is mediated by polysynaptic pathways in several vertebrates, including dexterous monkeys. However, indirect non-monosynaptic excitation has not been clearly observed following transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) or cervicomedullary stimulation (CMS) in humans. The present study evaluated indirect motor pathways in normal human subjects by recording the activities of single motor units (MUs) in the biceps brachii (BB) muscle. The pyramidal tract was stimulated with weak TES, CMS, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) contralateral to the recording side...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193784/impaired-myogenic-response-of-the-afferent-arteriole-contributes-to-the-increased-susceptibility-to-renal-disease-in-milan-normotensive-rats
#4
Ying Ge, Fan Fan, Sean P Didion, Richard J Roman
Milan normotensive (MNS) rats are more susceptible to the development of renal disease than Milan hypertensive (MHS) rats, but the genes and pathways involved are unknown. This study compared the myogenic response of isolated perfused afferent arterioles (Af-Art) and autoregulation of renal blood flow (RBF) and glomerular capillary pressure (Pgc) in 6-9-week-old MNS and MHS rats. The diameter of the Af-Art of MHS rats decreased significantly from 14.3 ± 0.5 to 11.5 ± 0.6 μm when perfusion pressure was elevated from 60 to 120 mmHg...
February 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184159/a-combined-approach-of-hollow-microneedles-and-nanocarriers-for-skin-immunization-with-plasmid-dna-encoding-ovalbumin
#5
Boonnada Pamornpathomkul, Adisak Wongkajornsilp, Wanida Laiwattanapaisal, Theerasak Rojanarata, Praneet Opanasopit, Tanasait Ngawhirunpat
The aim of this study was to investigate the use of different types of microneedles (MNs) and nanocarriers for in vitro skin permeation and in vivo immunization of plasmid DNA encoding ovalbumin (pOVA). In vitro skin permeation studies indicated that hollow MNs had a superior enhancing effect on skin permeation compared with solid MN patches, electroporation (EP) patches, the combination of MN and EP patches, and untreated skin. Upon using hollow MNs combined with nanocarriers for pOVA delivery, the skin permeation was higher than for the delivery of naked pOVA, as evidenced by the increased amount of pOVA in Franz diffusion cells and immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody responses...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183628/transdermal-delivery-of-insulin-with-bioceramic-composite-microneedles-fabricated-by-gelatin-and-hydroxyapatite
#6
Weijiang Yu, Guohua Jiang, Depeng Liu, Lei Li, Zaizai Tong, Juming Yao, Xiangdong Kong
The organic-inorganic bioceramic composite microneedles (MNs) were prepared from hydroxyapatite (Hap) and gelatin (Gel) via a template method. The resultant hydroxyapatite and gelatin composite MNs exhibited low cytotoxicity and excellent mechanical properties. After transdermal administration to the diabetic rats, the insulin could be released from bioceramic composite MNs. An obvious and effective hypoglycemic effect could be obtained compared with that of subcutaneous injection route. This work suggests that bioceramic composite MNs containing of insulin have a potential application in diabetes treatment via transdermal ingestion...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178525/single-cell-analysis-of-smn-reveals-its-broader-role-in-neuromuscular-disease
#7
Natalia Rodriguez-Muela, Nadia K Litterman, Erika M Norabuena, Jesse L Mull, Maria José Galazo, Chicheng Sun, Shi-Yan Ng, Nina R Makhortova, Andrew White, Maureen M Lynes, Wendy K Chung, Lance S Davidow, Jeffrey D Macklis, Lee L Rubin
The mechanism underlying selective motor neuron (MN) death remains an essential question in the MN disease field. The MN disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is attributable to reduced levels of the ubiquitous protein SMN. Here, we report that SMN levels are widely variable in MNs within a single genetic background and that this heterogeneity is seen not only in SMA MNs but also in MNs derived from controls and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. Furthermore, cells with low SMN are more susceptible to cell death...
February 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177373/a-strategy-to-improve-nitrogen-utilization-reduce-environmental-impact-and-increase-performance-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-fattening-lambs-using-pomegranate-peel-extract
#8
M Rajabi, Y Rouzbehan, J Rezaei
Dietary natural plant secondary metabolites (PSM) extracted from a pomegranate peel (PP) byproduct have the potential to improve milk yield and the milk fatty acid profile of dairy cows. This experiment was performed to assess the influence of different dietary levels of PP extract (PPE) on feedlot performance, ruminal status, nutrient utilization, and antioxidant status in fattening Moghani lambs. Thirty-two lambs (initial BW of 22 ± 1.2 kg) were used in a completely randomized design with a 72-d period and 4 treatments: PPE0 (no extract), PPE15 (15 mL PPE/kg of diet DM), PPE30 (30 mL PPE/kg of diet DM), and PPE45 (45 mL PPE/kg of diet DM)...
January 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168253/electrochemical-micro-nano-machining-principles-and-practices
#9
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Dongping Zhan, Lianhuan Han, Jie Zhang, Quanfeng He, Zhao-Wu Tian, Zhong-Qun Tian
Micro/nano-machining (MNM) is becoming the cutting-edge of high-tech manufacturing because of the increasing industrial demand for supersmooth surfaces and functional three-dimensional micro/nano-structures (3D-MNS) in ultra-large scale integrated circuits, microelectromechanical systems, miniaturized total analysis systems, precision optics, and so on. Taking advantage of no tool wear, no surface stress, environmental friendliness, simple operation, and low cost, electrochemical micro/nano-machining (EC-MNM) has an irreplaceable role in MNM...
February 7, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168207/additive-amelioration-of-als-by-co-targeting-independent-pathogenic-mechanisms
#10
Ashley E Frakes, Lyndsey Braun, Laura Ferraiuolo, Denis C Guttridge, Brian K Kaspar
OBJECTIVE: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease in which glia are central mediators of motor neuron (MN) death. Since multiple cell types are involved in disease pathogenesis, the objective of this study was to determine the benefit of co-targeting independent pathogenic mechanisms in a familial ALS mouse model. METHODS: Recently, our laboratory identified that ALS microglia induce MN death in an NF-κB-dependent mechanism. We also demonstrated that a single, post-natal, intravenous injection of adeno-associated viral vector serotype 9 encoding a shRNA against mutant SOD1 is able to traverse the blood-brain barrier of ALS mice and reduce SOD1-expression in astrocytes and MNs...
February 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160258/effect-of-microneedles-on-transdermal-permeation-enhancement-of-amlodipine
#11
Buchi N Nalluri, Chandrateja Uppuluri, Jyothirmayee Devineni, Atul Nayak, Karthik J Nair, Benjamin R Whiteside, Diganta B Das
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of microneedle (MN) geometry parameters like length, density, shape and type on transdermal permeation enhancement of amlodipine (AMLO). Two types of MN devices viz. AdminPatch® arrays (ADM) (0.6, 1.2 and 1.5 mm lengths) and laboratory-fabricated polymeric MNs (PM) of 0.6 mm length were employed. In the case of PMs, arrays were applied thrice at different places within a 1.77-cm(2) skin area (PM-3) to maintain the MN density closer to 0.6 mm ADM. Scaling analyses were done using dimensionless parameters like concentration of AMLO (Ct/Cs), thickness (h/L) and surface area of the skin (Sa/L(2))...
February 3, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159932/modeling-the-differential-phenotypes-of-spinal-muscular-atrophy-with-high-yield-generation-of-motor-neurons-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#12
Xiang Lin, Jin-Jing Li, Wen-Jing Qian, Qi-Jie Zhang, Zhong-Feng Wang, Ying-Qian Lu, En-Lin Dong, Jin He, Ning Wang, Li-Xiang Ma, Wan-Jin Chen
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a devastating motor neuron disease caused by mutations of the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. SMN2, a paralogous gene to SMN1, can partially compensate for the loss of SMN1. On the basis of age at onset, highest motor function and SMN2 copy numbers, childhood-onset SMA can be divided into three types (SMA I-III). An inverse correlation was observed between SMN2 copies and the differential phenotypes of SMA. Interestingly, this correlation is not always absolute. Using SMA induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), we found that the SMN was significantly decreased in both SMA III and SMA I iPSCs derived postmitotic motor neurons (pMNs) and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurons...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137724/mirroring-in-the-human-brain-deciphering-the-spatial-temporal-patterns-of-the-human-mirror-neuron-system
#13
Anat Perry, Jennifer Stiso, Edward F Chang, Jack J Lin, Josef Parvizi, Robert T Knight
Embodied theories of cognition emphasize the central role of sensorimotor transformations in the representation of others' actions. Support for these theories is derived from the discovery of the mirror neuron system (MNS) in primates, from noninvasive techniques in humans, and from a limited number of intracranial studies. To understand the neural dynamics of the human MNS, more studies with precise spatial and temporal resolutions are essential. We used electrocorticography to define activation patterns in sensorimotor, parietal and/or frontal neuronal populations, during a viewing and grasping task...
January 30, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131383/transcutaneous-immunization-of-streptococcus-suis-bacterin-using-dissolving-microneedles
#14
Kai-Jen Hsueh, Mei-Chin Chen, Li-Ting Cheng, Jai-Wei Lee, Wen-Bin Chung, Chun-Yen Chu
Vaccine delivery using microneedle (MN) patches is an easy, safe and painless alternative to traditional needle injections. In this study, we examined whether MN patches can enhance the efficacy of a Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (S. suis 2) vaccine in a mouse model. Results showed that MNs can reach 200-250μm into the skin, a depth beneficial for targeted delivery of antigens to antigen-presenting cells in the epidermis and dermis. Vaccination with prime-boost of MN induced higher levels of IgG2a antibody titer, T cell proliferation, and TH1 cytokines (IFN-γ and IL-12) as compared to intramuscular (IM) injection...
February 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129355/performance-analysis-of-inter-domain-handoff-scheme-based-on-virtual-layer-in-pmipv6-networks-for-ip-based-internet-of-things
#15
Chulhee Cho, Jae-Young Choi, Jongpil Jeong, Tai-Myoung Chung
Lately, we see that Internet of things (IoT) is introduced in medical services for global connection among patients, sensors, and all nearby things. The principal purpose of this global connection is to provide context awareness for the purpose of bringing convenience to a patient's life and more effectively implementing clinical processes. In health care, monitoring of biosignals of a patient has to be continuously performed while the patient moves inside and outside the hospital. Also, to monitor the accurate location and biosignals of the patient, appropriate mobility management is necessary to maintain connection between the patient and the hospital network...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121419/poly-vinylidene-fluoride-containing-phosphonic-acid-as-anticorrosion-coating-for-steel
#16
Sanjib Banerjee, Mohammad Wehbi, Abdellatif Manseri, Ahmad Mehdi, Ali Alaaeddine, Ali Hachem, Bruno Ameduri
Vinylidene fluoride (VDF)-based copolymers bearing pendant phosphonic acid function for potential application as anticorrosion coatings were synthesized via free radical copolymerization of VDF with a new phosphorus containing 2-trifluoromethacrylate monomer, (dimethoxyphosphoryl)methyl 2-(trifluoromethyl)acrylate (MAF-DMP). MAF-DMP was prepared from 2-trifluoromethacrylic acid in 60% overall yield. Radical copolymerizations of VDF with MAF-DMP initiated by tert-amyl peroxy-2-ethylhexanoate at varying ([VDF]0/[MAF-DMP]0) feed ratios led to several poly(VDF-co-MAF-DMP) copolymers having different molar percentages of VDF (79-96%) and number-average molecular weights (Mn's) up to ca...
February 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119055/altered-mu-rhythm-suppression-in-borderline-personality-disorder
#17
Franziska Martin, Vera Flasbeck, Elliot C Brown, Martin Brüne
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized, among other symptoms, by interpersonal dysfunction and difficulties in empathizing. According to Simulation Theory empathy is linked to the activity of the mirror neuron system (MNS). Mu-rhythm desynchronization, as reflected in a suppression of electroencephalographic alpha-frequency bands (8-13Hz) provides a non-invasive electrophysiological window into MNS function. Here, we analyzed mu-desynchronization in twenty-two patients with BPD and twenty-three matched healthy controls in a reward and punishment-sensitive action observation task...
January 21, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115483/gap-junction-mediated-signaling-from-motor-neurons-regulates-motor-generation-in-the-central-circuits-of-larval-drosophila
#18
Teruyuki Matsunaga, Hiroshi Kohsaka, Akinao Nose
: In this study, we used the peristaltic crawling of Drosophila larvae as a model to study how motor patterns are regulated by central circuits. We built an experimental system that allows simultaneous application of optogenetics and calcium imaging to the isolated ventral nerve cord (VNC). We then investigated the effects of manipulating local activity of motor neurons (MNs) on fictive locomotion observed as waves of MN activity propagating along neuromeres. Optical inhibition of MNs with halorhodopsin3 (NpHR3) in a middle segment (A4, A5 or A6), but not other segments, dramatically decreased the frequency of the motor waves...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090486/therapy-related-myeloid-neoplasms-in-children-and-adolescents
#19
Hee Won Cho, Young Bae Choi, Eun Sang Yi, Ji Won Lee, Ki Woong Sung, Hong Hoe Koo, Keon Hee Yoo
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study aimed to characterize and analyze the outcome of therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (t-MNs) in children and adolescents. METHODS: The medical records of 16 patients under 21 years of age at the time of t-MN diagnosis were reviewed. RESULTS: The median patient age was 11.5 years (range, 1.6-20.4 yr). Twelve patients had therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia, 3 patients had myelodysplastic syndrome, and 1 patient had chronic myelomonocytic leukemia...
December 2016: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081176/radiation-induced-apoptosis-of-murine-bone-marrow-cells-is-independent-of-early-growth-response-1-egr1
#20
Karine Z Oben, Beth W Gachuki, Sara S Alhakeem, Mary K McKenna, Ying Liang, Daret K St Clair, Vivek M Rangnekar, Subbarao Bondada
An understanding of how each individual 5q chromosome critical deleted region (CDR) gene contributes to malignant transformation would foster the development of much needed targeted therapies for the treatment of therapy related myeloid neoplasms (t-MNs). Early Growth Response 1 (EGR1) is a key transcriptional regulator of myeloid differentiation located within the 5q chromosome CDR that has been shown to regulate HSC (hematopoietic stem cell) quiescence as well as the master regulator of apoptosis-p53. Since resistance to apoptosis is a hallmark of malignant transformation, we investigated the role of EGR1 in apoptosis of bone marrow cells; a cell population from which myeloid malignancies arise...
2017: PloS One
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