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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430955/measurement-of-platelet-counts-and-volume-using-magnesium-sulfate-as-an-anticoagulant-%C3%A2-comparison-of-impedance-and-light-scatter-technology
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Steffen Mannuß, Peter Kohlschein, Katrin Dreißiger, Peter Schuff-Werner
Objectives: Magnesium sulfate (MgSO 4 ) was recently reported as an alternative in vitro anticoagulant in pseudo-thrombocytopenia. Its suitability as an anticoagulant for the determination of reliable platelet parameters is the subject of this study. Methods: Platelet count and mean platelet volume were measured in blood samples anticoagulated with EDTA and MgSO 4 and compared. The platelet parameters were determined by impedance (XE 5000 [Sysmex, Norderstedt, Germany]; DxH 800 [Beckman-Coulter, Krefeld, Germany]) and laser light-scatter technology (Advia 120 [Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Eschborn, Germany])...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430741/utility-of-8%C3%A2-h-and-time-decay-corrected-acquisition-scintigraphy-with-in-vitro-labeled-white-blood-cells-for-the-diagnosis-of-osteoarticular-infection
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Edel Noriega Álvarez, Guillermo A Martínez Pimienta, Ana M Benítez Segura, María T Bajén Lázaro, Alba Rodrígez-Gasén, Julio Rodríguez-Rubio Corona, Jaime Mora Salvadó
INTRODUCTION: Except in the spine, labeled white-blood cell scintigraphy (WBCS) with image acquisition up to 24 h is the nuclear medicine test of choice for diagnosing osteoarticular infection. However, distinguishing between inflammation and infection is a challenge. OBJECTIVES: The first aim of this study was to verify earlier research studies that used 4 and 24 h time decay-corrected acquisition (TDCA) to differentiate infection from inflammation. The second aim was to analyze whether 8 h acquisition (1-day protocol) yielded similar results as 20-24 h acquisition...
April 20, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429586/bubble-mediated-ultrasensitive-multiplex-detection-of-metal-ions-in-three-dimensional-dna-nanostructure-encoded-microchannels
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Xiangmeng Qu, Fan Yang, Hong Chen, Jiang Li, Hongbo Zhang, Guo-Jun Zhang, Li Li, Lihua Wang, Shiping Song, Yang Tian, Hao Pei
The development of rapid and sensitive point-of-test devices for the on-site monitoring of heavy-metal contamination has great scientific and technological importance. However, developing fast, inexpensive, and sensitive microarray sensors to achieve such goal remains challenging. In this work, we present a DNA nanostructured microarray (DNM) with tubular three-dimensional (3D) sensing surface and ordered nanotopography. This microarray enables enhanced molecular interaction toward the rapid and sensitive multiplex detection of heavy-metal ions...
April 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425046/mir-198-enhances-temozolomide-sensitivity-in-glioblastoma-by-targeting-mgmt
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Er Nie, Xin Jin, Weining Wu, Tianfu Yu, Xu Zhou, Zhumei Shi, Junxia Zhang, Ning Liu, Yongping You
Glioblastoma is one of the most frequent and aggressive brain tumors. Accumulating evidence indicates that microRNAs are involved in glioma proliferation, invasion and drug resistance. Previous studies showed that miR-198 is downregulated in glioblastoma. However, the function of miR-198 in glioblastoma is still unclear. In this study, we report that miR-198 levels were greatly downregulated in glioblastoma specimens and decreased expression of miR-198 was associated with poor prognosis in patients with glioblastoma...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424429/the-volatile-molecule-signature-of-four-mycobacteria-species
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Theodore Mellors, Christiaan Rees, Wendy Wieland-Alter, C Fordham von Reyn, Jane E Hill
Mycobacteria are the leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide and limitations in current diagnostics are hampering control efforts. In recent years, the use of small volatile molecules as diagnostic biomarkers for mycobacteria has shown promise for use in the rapid analysis of in vitro cultures as well as ex vivo diagnosis using breath or sputum. In this study, 18 strains from four mycobacteria species (Mycobacterium avium, M. bovis BCG, M. intracellulare and M. xenopi) were analyzed for the first time using two-dimensional gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC×GC-TOFMS)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423550/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-gastric-cancer-tissue-reveals-novel-proteins-in-platelet-derived-growth-factor-b-signaling-pathway
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Fang Liu, Yuan Zhang, Tingting Men, Xingyue Jiang, Chunhua Yang, He Li, Xiaodan Wei, Dong Yan, Gangming Feng, Jianke Yang, Jonas Bergquist, Bin Wang, Wenguo Jiang, Jia Mi, Geng Tian
Gastric cancer is one of the most common cancers in Asian countries. Searching for reliable biomarkers involving the development of gastric cancer is important for clinical practice. Quantitative proteomics has become an important method contributed to the discovery of novel diagnostic or therapeutic targets for the management of cancer. Here, we identified differently expressed proteins in gastric cancer and normal gastric tissues by using the high resolution mass spectrometer. Among the total of 2280 identified proteins, 87 were differentially expressed between gastric cancer and normal gastric tissues...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423508/annexin-a13-promotes-tumor-cell-invasion-in-vitro-and-is-associated-with-metastasis-in-human-colorectal-cancer
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Guozhong Jiang, Pengju Wang, Weiwei Wang, Wencai Li, Liping Dai, Kuisheng Chen
PURPOSE: Aberrantly upregulated expression of selected members of annexin, a group of calcium- and membrane-binding proteins, have been found to be associated with metastasis, poor prognosis, and other clinical characteristics in colorectal cancer (CRC), the third most diagnosed cancer. However, ANXA13 (encoding protein annexin A13), the original founder gene of the annexin A family, has not been studied carefully as a potential prognostic biomarker in CRC. METHODS: The protein level of annexin A13 was determined by western blot in a panel of CRC cell lines...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423454/uk-neqas-survey-of-allergen-component-testing-across-the-united-kingdom-and-other-european-countries
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R Saleem, C Keymer, D Patel, W Egner, A W Rowbottom
The clinical utility of molecular diagnostic approaches in allergy investigation is being recognized increasingly to play a significant role in the management of allergic patients. Determining the sensitization pattern, which is best achieved through the use of component resolved diagnostics (CRD), allows effective risk stratification, appropriate treatment and patient selection for immunotherapy. In order to assess the diagnostic service provisions for in-vitro allergy testing across Europe, a survey was carried out via the total immunoglobulin (Ig)E and specific IgE external quality assurance schemes run by UK National External Quality Assessment Service (NEQAS) Immunology, Immunochemistry and Allergy...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422155/in-vitro-biocompatibility-study-of-sub-5%C3%A2-nm-silica-coated-magnetic-iron-oxide-fluorescent-nanoparticles-for-potential-biomedical-application
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Sabrina Foglia, Mario Ledda, Daniela Fioretti, Giovanna Iucci, Massimiliano Papi, Giovanni Capellini, Maria Grazia Lolli, Settimio Grimaldi, Monica Rinaldi, Antonella Lisi
Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs), for their intriguing properties, have attracted a great interest as they can be employed in many different biomedical applications. In this multidisciplinary study, we synthetized and characterized ultrafine 3 nm superparamagnetic water-dispersible nanoparticles. By a facile and inexpensive one-pot approach, nanoparticles were coated with a shell of silica and contemporarily functionalized with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) dye. The obtained sub-5 nm silica-coated magnetic iron oxide fluorescent (sub-5 SIO-Fl) nanoparticles were assayed for cellular uptake, biocompatibility and cytotoxicity in a human colon cancer cellular model...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421503/chapter-19-cryopreservation-effect-on-genetic-function-neonatal-outcomes
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Vanesa Robles, Marta F Riesco, David G Valcarce
Cryopreservation is a well-established technique commonly used in clinical practice. It is used widely for the conservation of gametes and embryos that will be used later for insemination or in vitro fertilization. However, several studies have shown that this technique can produce changes in messenger RNA levels, in the epigenome and induce DNA damage. Although the embryo has potent mechanisms for DNA repair, and molecular changes in spermatozoa are not necessarily reflected in the embryo, it is important to explore new molecular tests and diagnostic tools to design optimal cryopreservation protocols and avoid undesirable molecular alterations...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420236/human-hepatocarcinoma-cell-targeting-by-glypican-3-ligand-peptide-functionalized-silica-nanoparticles-implications-for-ultrasound-molecular-imaging
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Marco Di Paola, Alessandra Quarta, Francesco Conversano, Enzo Antonio Sbenaglia, Simona Bettini, Ludovico Valli, Giuseppe Gigli, Sergio Casciaro
Silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) are widely studied nanomaterials for their potential employment in advanced biomedical applications, like selective molecular imaging and targeted drug delivery. SiNPs are generally low cost and high biocompatible, can be easily functionalized with a wide variety of functional ligands and have been demonstrated to be effective in enhancing ultrasound contrast at clinical diagnostic frequencies. Therefore, SiNPs might be used as contrast agents in echographic imaging. In this work, we have developed a SiNPs-based system for the in vitro molecular imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma cells that express high levels of Glypican-3 protein (GPC-3) on their surface...
April 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417423/evaluation-of-the-expression-of-amyloid-precursor-protein-and-the-ratio-of-secreted-amyloid-beta-42-to-amyloid-beta-40-in-sh-sy5y-cells-stably-transfected-with-wild-type-single-mutant-and-double-mutant-forms-of-the-app-gene-for-the-study-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Aslina Pahrudin Arrozi, Siti Nur Syazwani Shukri, Wan Zurinah Wan Ngah, Yasmin Anum Mohd Yusof, Mohd Hanafi Ahmad Damanhuri, Suzana Makpol
Neuroblastoma cell lines such as SH-SY5Y are the most frequently utilized models in neurodegenerative research, and their use has advanced the understanding of the pathology of neurodegeneration over the past few decades. In Alzheimer's disease (AD), several pathogenic mutations have been described, all of which cause elevated levels of pathological hallmarks such as amyloid-beta (Aβ). Although the genetics of Alzheimer's disease is well known, familial AD only accounts for a small number of cases in the population, with the rest being sporadic AD, which contains no known mutations...
April 17, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415989/evaluation-of-genotype-mtbdrplus-ver-2-0-line-probe-assay-for-the-detection-of-mdr-tb-in-smear-positive-and-negative-sputum-samples
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Abyot Meaza, Abebaw Kebede, Zelalem Yaregal, Zekarias Dagne, Shewki Moga, Bazezew Yenew, Getu Diriba, Helina Molalign, Mengistu Tadesse, Desalegn Adisse, Muluwork Getahun, Kassu Desta
BACKGROUND: Multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) poses formidable challenges to TB control due to its complex diagnostic and treatment challenges and often associated with a high rate of mortality. Accurate and rapid detection of MDR-TB is critical for timely initiation of treatment. Line Probe Assay (LPA) is a qualitative in vitro diagnostic test based on DNA-STRIP technology for the identification of the M. tuberculosis complex and its resistance to rifampicin (RMP) and/or isoniazid (INH)...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415402/fattigation-platform-theranostic-nanoparticles-for-cancer-therapy
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Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Tae-Jong Yoon, Beom-Jin Lee
A new conceptual nanoparticle consisting of a silica-coated iron oxide magnetic core and a fattigation-based biocompatible shell with oleic acid and hydrophilic protein (gelatin). The prepared particle can be a useful theranostics platform material for diagnostic imaging and as a drug delivery system. Oleic acid and gelatin were conjugated on the silica-coated magnetic nanoparticle surface to provide three primary functionalities: 1) enhancing biocompatibility and solubility in aqueous solution and providing the ability to incorporate hydrophobic chemical drugs into the shell for delivery, 2) improving treatment-response magnetic monitoring as a diagnostic agent with low nanotoxicity, and 3) increasing anticancer efficacy owing to the controlled release of the incorporated drug in cells and in an animal model...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412881/glutathione-s-transferase-a1-gsta1-as-a-marker-of-acetaminophen-induced-hepatocyte-injury-in-vitro
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Rui Li, Fangping Liu, Yicong Chang, Xin Ma, Minmin Li, Changwen Li, Chenxi Shi, Jingshan He, Ying Li, Zhi Li, Yuexia Lin, Qing Han, Yulin Zhao, Dening Wang
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose causes serious hepatocyte injury, and new markers are needed to predict APAP-induced hepatic injury. Glutathione S-transferase A1 (GSTA1) plays a significant role in the metabolism of APAP. Primary mouse hepatocytes were isolated by a two-step perfusion in situ. An APAP-induced hepatocyte injury model was used to characterize GSTA1 in APAP treated cells and determine whether GSTA1 could be a prognostic marker in vitro. A significant increase (p<0.05) in GSTA1 in cell culture supernatant was detected at 6 h after APAP treatment, while alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione (GSH) showed marked differences (p<0...
April 16, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412032/upregulation-of-mir-369-3p-suppresses-cell-migration-and-proliferation-by-targeting-sox4-in-hirschsprung-s-disease
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Weikang Pan, Hui Yu, Baijun Zheng, Ya Gao, Peng Li, Qiang Huang, Chong Xie, Xin Ge
BACKGROUND: Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a congenital digestive disease in the new born. miR-369-3p has been reported to be involved in many human diseases. However, the relationship between miR-369-3p and HSCR remains largely unknown. METHODS: In this study, qRT-PCR was used to detect the relative expression of miR-369-3p in 60 HSCR bowel tissue samples and 47 matched controls. Bioinformatic analysis and dual-luciferase reporter assay were performed to evaluate the target for miR-369-3p...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409558/in-vitro-detection-of-cholangiocarcinoma-cells-using-a-fluorescent-protein-expressing-oncolytic-herpes-virus
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R J S Coelen, M J de Keijzer, R Weijer, V V Loukachov, J K Wiggers, F P J Mul, A C W A van Wijk, Y Fong, M Heger, T M van Gulik
Pathological confirmation is desired prior to high-risk surgery for suspected perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PHC), but preoperative tissue diagnosis is limited by poor sensitivity of available techniques. This study aimed to validate whether a tumor-specific enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP)-expressing oncolytic virus could be used for cholangiocarcinoma (CC) cell detection. Extrahepatic CC cell lines SK-ChA-1, EGI-1, TFK-1 and control cells (primary human liver cells) were exposed to the oncolytic herpes simplex type 1 virus NV1066 for up to 24 h in adherent culture...
April 14, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408301/impact-of-braf-kinase-inhibitors-on-the-mirnomes-and-transcriptomes-of-melanoma-cells
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Ines Kozar, Giulia Cesi, Christiane Margue, Demetra Philippidou, Stephanie Kreis
BACKGROUND: Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer with increasing incidence worldwide. The development of BRAF kinase inhibitors as targeted treatments for patients with BRAF-mutant tumours contributed profoundly to an improved overall survival of patients with metastatic melanoma. Despite these promising results, the emergence of rapid resistance to targeted therapy remains a serious clinical issue. METHODS: To investigate the impact of BRAF inhibitors on miRNomes and transcriptomes, we used in vitro melanoma models consisting of BRAF inhibitor-sensitive and -resistant cell lines generated in our laboratory...
April 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404997/novel-fitc-labeled-igy-antibody-fluorescence-imaging-toxoplasma-gondii-in-vitro
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Mehtap Sert, Rabia Cakir Koc, Yasemin Budama Kilinc
Toxoplasmosis is caused by T. gondii and can create serious health problems in humans and also worldwide economic harm. Because of the clinical and veterinary importance of toxoplasmosis, its timely and accurate diagnosis has a major impact on disease-fighting strategies. T. gondii surface antigen 1 (SAG1), an immunodominant-specific antigen, is often used as a diagnostic tool. Therefore, the aim of this study was the optimization of novel fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) labeling of the SAG1-specific IgY antibody to show the potential for immunofluorescence imaging of T...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404930/microrna-regulation-of-progesterone-receptor-in-breast-cancer
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Avital Gilam, Ayelet Shai, Itamar Ashkenazi, Liat Appel Sarid, Assi Drobot, Amitai Bickel, Noam Shomron
Hormone receptor status is of significant value when deciding on anti-estrogenic adjuvant therapy for breast cancer tumors. However, while estrogen receptor (ER) regulation was intensively studied, the regulation of progesterone receptor (PR) levels has not been extensively investigated. MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) are post-transcriptional negative regulators of gene expression involved in diverse cellular processes. The aim of this study was to identify miRNAs that regulate PR in breast cancer.We mapped potential miRNA binding sites for miR-181a, miR-23a and miR-26b on PR mRNA and demonstrated a direct regulation of PR by these three miRNAs by in-vitro Luciferase binding assays...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
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