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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719999/comparison-of-anticancer-activity-of-biocompatible-zno-nanoparticles-prepared-by-solution-combustion-synthesis-using-aqueous-leaf-extracts-of-abutilon-indicum-melia-azedarach-and-indigofera-tinctoria-as-biofuels
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G K Prashanth, P A Prashanth, B M Nagabhushana, S Ananda, G M Krishnaiah, H G Nagendra, H M Sathyananda, C Rajendra Singh, S Yogisha, S Anand, Y Tejabhiram
Recently, there has been an upsurge in the use of naturally available fuels for solution combustion synthesis (SCS) of nanoparticles. Although many reports suggest that these biofuels pose less harm to the environment, their strategic advantages and reliability for making NPs has not been discussed. In the present work, we try to address this issue using plant extracts as biofuels for the SCS of zinc oxide nanoparticles as a model system. In the present work, combustion synthesis of ZnO NPs using lactose and aqueous leaf extracts of Abutilon indicum, Melia azedarach, Indigofera tinctoria as biofuels has been carried out...
July 18, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718358/an-updated-method-for-the-jugular-catheterization-of-grower-pigs-for-repeated-blood-sampling-following-an-oral-glucose-tolerance-test
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Anton M Pluschke, Gregory S Simmons, Helen L Keates, Ranald D A Cameron, Dagong Zhang, John D Wright, Barbara A Williams
Jugular catheterization is a common procedure used under experimental conditions. However, there is considerable variation in the reported techniques, particularly for grower pigs (>40 kg and <60 kg) when larger volumes of blood per sample (>10 mL) are required. This paper provides a complete methodology including the use of current equipment and anaesthetic regimen for grower pigs. This surgical jugular catheterization method was carried out in 30 large white grower pigs. Firstly, the pigs were habituated to human handling for at least two weeks prior to surgery...
August 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718265/haemoglobinuria-and-portal-venous-thrombosis-in-a-young-male
#3
Zain Ul Abideen, Munnam Sohail Jafar, Nasir Hameed, Ahmad Malik
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria is a non-malignant stem cell disorder due to acquired somatic mutations in cell surface anchored proteins CD55 and CD59. Both have a compliment inhibitory role and their deficiency leads to intravascular haemolysis. This paper reports a challenging case of a 25 years old male who presented with generalized weakness, exertional dyspnoea and episodic early morning haematuria. Recently, he started developing progressive abdominal distention and dull generalized abdominal pain...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716750/hexadecylphosphocholine-miltefosine-stabilized-chitosan-modified-ampholipospheres-as-prototype-co-delivery-vehicle-for-enhanced-killing-of-l-donovani
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Priyanka Tripathi, Anil Kumar Jaiswal, Anuradha Dube, Prabhat Ranjan Mishra
Lipid nanoparticles are stable, biodegradable and biocompatible carriers offering excellent therapeutic efficacy. Here, a novel effort has been made to develop Miltefosine (HePC- hexadecylphosphocholine) stabilized chitosan anchored nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) of Amphotericin B (AmB) as co-delivery vehicle to enhance killing of L. donovani. The entrapment efficiency of AmB was achieved upto 85.3% for HePC-AmB-CNLCs with mean particle size of 150.8±8.4nm, and zeta potential value of +28.2±1.1mV, respectively...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712916/targeting-lipodisks-enable-selective-delivery-of-anticancer-peptides-to-tumour-cells
#5
Sara Ahlgren, Karin Reijmar, Katarina Edwards
Issues concerning non-specificity, degradation and haemolysis severely hamper the development of membranolytic amphiphilic peptides into safe and efficient anticancer agents. To increase the therapeutic potential, we have previously developed a strategy based on formulation of the peptides in biocompatible nanosized lipodisks. Studies using melittin as model peptide show that the proteolytic degradation and haemolytic effect of the peptide is substantially reduced upon loading in lipodisks. Here, we explored the possibilities to increase the specificity and boost the cytotoxicity of melittin to tumour cells by use of targeting lipodisk...
July 13, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710456/genomic-insights-into-the-virulence-and-salt-tolerance-of-staphylococcus-equorum
#6
Do-Won Jeong, Sojeong Heo, Sangryeol Ryu, Jochen Blom, Jong-Hoon Lee
To shed light on the genetic background behind the virulence and salt tolerance of Staphylococcus equorum, we performed comparative genome analysis of six S. equorum strains. Data on four previously published genome sequences were obtained from the NCBI database, while those on strain KM1031 displaying resistance to multiple antibiotics and strain C2014 causing haemolysis were determined in this study. Examination of the pan-genome of five of the six S. equorum strains showed that the conserved core genome retained the genes for general physiological processes and survival of the species...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694734/case-report-of-unexplained-hypocalcaemia-in-a-slightly-haemolysed-sample
#7
Michael Cornes
The case presented highlights a common pre-analytical problem identified in the laboratory that was initially missed. It concerns a young, generally healthy adult patient with no significant medical history and no significant family history. They presented with common flu like symptoms to their primary care clinician who considered this was most likely a viral problem that would pass with time. The clinician, however, did some routine bloods to reassure the patient despite a lack of clinical indication. When the sample was analysed the sample was haemolysed with strikingly low calcium...
June 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689922/detection-of-the-colistin-resistance-gene-mcr-1-in-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-from-pigs-affected-by-post-weaning-diarrhoea-in-italy
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Ludovica Curcio, Andrea Luppi, Paolo Bonilauri, Yuri Gherpelli, Giovanni Pezzotti, Michele Pesciaroli, Chiara Francesca Magistrali
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance genes in Escherichia coli from pigs affected by post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD). METHODS: DNA samples collected from 51 E. coli isolates from Italian pigs affected by PWD in 2015-2016 were studied. Isolates were classified as presumptively resistant to colistin by routine susceptibility testing and were investigated for the presence of the mcr-1 gene of plasmid origin by PCR...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686149/enhanced-opsonisation-of-rhesus-d-positive-human-red-blood-cells-by-recombinant-polymeric-immunoglobulin-g-anti-g-antibodies
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Dylana Díaz-Solano, Jaheli Fuenmayor, Ramon F Montaño
BACKGROUND: Anti-RhD antibodies (anti-D) are important in the prophylaxis of haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn (HDFN) due to RhD incompatibility. Current preparations of anti-D are sourced from hyperimmune human plasma, so its production carries a risk of disease and is dependent on donor availability. Despite the efforts to develop a monoclonal preparation with similar prophylactic properties to the plasma-derived anti-D, no such antibody is yet available. Here we studied the agglutinating, opsonic and haemolytic activities of two recombinant polymeric immunoglobulins (Ig) against the G antigen of the Rh complex...
May 30, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685594/disruption-of-the-quorum-sensing-regulated-pathogenic-traits-of-the-biofilm-forming-fish-pathogen-aeromonas-hydrophila-by-tannic-acid-a-potent-quorum-quencher
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Bhakti Patel, Supriya Kumari, Rajanya Banerjee, Mrinal Samanta, Surajit Das
The quorum sensing (QS) phenomenon regulates a myriad of pathogenic traits in the biofilm forming fish pathogen, Aeromonas hydrophila. Blocking the QS mechanism of A. hydrophila is a novel strategy to prevent disease in fish. This study evaluated the effect of tannic acid, a QS inhibitor, on A. hydrophila-associated QS regulated phenomena. A streaking assay with Chromobacterium violaceum (CVO26) reported the presence of N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) in A. hydrophila, which was confirmed by HPLC and GC-MS analysis...
July 7, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680334/expression-of-cd55-cd59-and-cd35-on-red-blood-cells-of-%C3%AE-thalassaemia-patients
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Ayşegül Uǧur Kurtoǧllu, Belkls Koçtekin, Erdal Kurtoǧlu, Mustafa Yildiz, Selen Bozkurt
AIM OF THE STUDY: β-thalassaemia (β-Thal) is considered a severe, progressive haemolytic anaemia, which needs regular blood transfusions for life expectancy. Complement-mediated erythrocyte destruction can cause both intravascular and extravascular haemolysis. Complement regulatory proteins protect cells from such effects of the complement system. We aimed to perform quantitative analysis of membrane-bound complement regulators, CD55 (decay accelerating factor - DAF), CD35 (complement receptor type 1 - CR1), and CD59 (membrane attack complex inhibitory factor - MACIF) on peripheral red blood cells by flow cytometry...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673306/toxicity-and-antitumor-potential-of-mesosphaerum-sidifolium-lamiaceae-oil-and-fenchone-its-major-component
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Thaísa Leite Rolim, Déborah Ribeiro Pessoa Meireles, Tatianne Mota Batista, Tatyanna Kelvia Gomes de Sousa, Vivianne Mendes Mangueira, Renata Albuquerque de Abrantes, João Carlos Lima Rodrigues Pita, Aline Lira Xavier, Vicente Carlos Oliveira Costa, Leônia Maria Batista, Marcelo Sobral da Silva, Marianna Vieira Sobral
BACKGROUND: The essential oil from Mesosphaerum sidifolium (L'Hérit.) Harley & J.F.B.Pastore (syn. Hyptis umbrosa), Lamiaceae (EOM), and its major component, have been tested for toxicity and antitumor activity. METHODS: EOM was obtained from aerial parts of M. sidifolium subjected to hydro distillation, and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was used to characterize the EOM chemical composition. The toxicity was evaluated using haemolysis assay, and acute toxicity and micronucleus tests...
July 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668175/adverse-effects-of-the-renal-accumulation-of-haem-proteins-novel-therapeutic-approaches
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Melania Guerrero-Hue, Alfonso Rubio-Navarro, Ángel Sevillano, Claudia Yuste, Eduardo Gutiérrez, Alejandra Palomino-Antolín, Elena Román, Manuel Praga, Jesús Egido, Juan Antonio Moreno
Haemoglobin and myoglobin are haem proteins that play a key role as they help transport oxygen around the body. However, because of their chemical structure, these molecules can exert harmful effects when they are released massively into the bloodstream, as reported in certain pathological conditions associated with rhabdomyolysis or intravascular haemolysis. Once in the plasma, these haem proteins can be filtered and can accumulate in the kidney, where they become cytotoxic, particularly for the tubular epithelium, inducing acute kidney failure and chronic kidney disease...
June 28, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660362/antarctic-rocks-from-continental-antarctica-as-source-of-potential-human-opportunistic-fungi
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Vívian N Gonçalves, Fabio S Oliveira, Camila R Carvalho, Carlos E G R Schaefer, Carlos A Rosa, Luiz H Rosa
We assessed the diversity of culturable fungi associated with rocks of continental Antarctica to evaluate their physiological opportunistic virulence potential in vitro. The seventy fungal isolates obtained were identified as nine species of Acremonium, Byssochlamys, Cladosporium, Debaryomyces, Penicillium, and Rhodotorula. Acremonium sp., D. hansenii, P. chrysogenum, P. citrinum, P. tardochrysogenum, and R. mucilaginosa were able to grow at 37 °C; in addition, B. spectabilis displayed a high level of growth at 37 and 45 °C...
June 28, 2017: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658777/detection-of-compound-heterozygous-sickle-cell-%C3%AE-thalassaemia-in-a-patient-with-extreme-weakness-mild-jaundice-and-moderate-anaemia-a-case-report
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Subhash Chandra, Mostafa Ali, Pooja Mishra, Ashok Kumar Kapoor, Yamini Jindal
A 16-year-old female complained of extreme weakness. She had moderate anaemia; her Haemoglobin (Hb) was 7.7 gm/dl. Peripheral blood smear showed few sickled red cells. Sickle cell test was positive. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) revealed elevated levels of HbS (38.4%) and HbF (15.7%). In addition, HbA2 concentration was 3.8% and HbA concentration was 42.1%. Results suggested a diagnosis of compound heterozygous sickle cell-β(+) thalassaemia. Sickle cell test was also positive with blood of patient's brother; Hb HPLC examination showed relatively low concentration of HbS (25...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653380/trypanosomiasis-in-an-australian-little-red-flying-fox-pteropus-scapulatus
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J T Mackie, R Stenner, A K Gillett, A Barbosa, U Ryan, P J Irwin
CASE REPORT: An adult female Australian little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) presented with icterus and anaemia. Examination of a blood smear revealed numerous trypanosomes 20.4-30.8 µm long with tapered ends. Necropsy and histological findings were consistent with trypanosome infection of lymphoid tissue and intravascular haemolysis. Sequence and phylogenetic analysis demonstrated this trypanosome species to be genetically distinct and most similar to Trypanosoma minasense and Trypanosoma rangeli (with a genetic distance of 1% at the 18S rRNA locus for both)...
July 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638625/early-eculizumab-use-in-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-in-a-jehovah-s-witness-refusing-blood-products
#17
May Al-Shaghana, Andrew Bentall, Mark D Jesky, William Lester, Graham Lipkin
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is characterized by microscopic angiopathic haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopenia and organ injury. Supportive therapies include the use of blood products. Recently the terminal complement inhibitor eculizumab has been approved in atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) in some countries. We report the case of a 23-year-old female Jehovah's Witness presenting with vaginal haemorrhage from thrombocytopaenia, severe anaemia (nadir Hb 28 g/L) and anuric acute kidney injury with TMA secondary to aHUS...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637873/disease-linked-mutations-in-factor-h-reveal-pivotal-role-of-cofactor-activity-in-self-surface-selective-regulation-of-complement-activation
#18
Heather Kerr, Edwin Wong, Elisavet Makou, Yi Yang, Kevin Marchbank, David Kavanagh, Anna Richards, Andrew P Herbert, Paul N Barlow
Spontaneous activation enables the complement system to respond very rapidly to diverse threats. Activation is efficiently suppressed by complement factor H (CFH) on self surfaces but not foreign surfaces. The surface selectivity of CFH, a soluble protein containing 20 CCP modules (CCPs 1-20), may be compromised by disease-linked mutations. Which of the several functions of CFH drives its self-surface selectivity remains unknown. We made human CFH mutants in Pichia pastoris. In benchmark studies of CCP-1 variants, recombinant I62-CFH (protective against age-related macular degeneration) and V62-CFH functioned equivalently, matching or outperforming plasma-derived CFH while R53H-CFH, linked to atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS), was defective in C3bBb decay-accelerating activity (DAA) and factor I-cofactor activity (CA)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630218/mistaken-identity-haemoglobinuria-secondary-to-paravalvular-leak-masking-as-haematuria
#19
Sam Meadows, Patrick Gordon, Richard Inman
Haemolytic anaemia caused by a paravalvular leak presenting as progressively worsening red urine. Haemoglobinuria was easily mistaken for gross haematuria, resulting in extensive invasive urological investigation that proved to be futile. Further investigation following an emergency admission led to the realisation that intravascular haemolysis secondary to a paravalvular leakâ€"presenting 43 years following metallic valve insertionâ€"was the cause of discoloured urine and newly presenting symptomatic anaemia...
June 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619120/g6pd-deficiency-alleles-in-a-malaria-endemic-region-in-the-western-brazilian-amazon
#20
Jamille G Dombrowski, Rodrigo M Souza, Jonathan Curry, Laura Hinton, Natercia R M Silva, Lynn Grignard, Ligia A Gonçalves, Ana Rita Gomes, Sabrina Epiphanio, Chris Drakeley, Jim Huggett, Taane G Clark, Susana Campino, Claudio R F Marinho
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium vivax parasites are the predominant cause of malaria infections in the Brazilian Amazon. Infected individuals are treated with primaquine, which can induce haemolytic anaemia in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)-deficient individuals and may lead to severe and fatal complications. This X-linked disorder is distributed globally and is caused by allelic variants with a geographical distribution that closely reflects populations exposed historically to endemic malaria...
June 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
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