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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231571/luminex-liquichip-system-for-the-evaluation-of-cytokine-levels-in-patients-with-contact-dermatitis-to-potassium-dichromate
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Lehavit Akerman, Tirza Klein, Moshe Israeli, Abigail Fraser, Eti Sagy, Igor Snast, Daniel Mimouni, Michael David, Akiva Trattner
BACKGROUND: Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is associated with increased production of cytokines. The patch test is the "gold-standard" diagnostic method, but it poses a risk of false results. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a novel laboratory technique, the Luminex LiquiChip, which simultaneously measures blood levels of multiple cytokines, as a diagnostic tool in patients with chrome-induced ACD. METHODS: The study group included 20 patients with ACD and relevant patch test results for potassium dichromate and 19 patients with ACD for nickel or fragrance as control...
February 24, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231035/biologically-relevant-heterogeneity-metrics-and-practical-insights
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Albert Gough, Andrew M Stern, John Maier, Timothy Lezon, Tong-Ying Shun, Chakra Chennubhotla, Mark E Schurdak, Steven A Haney, D Lansing Taylor
Heterogeneity is a fundamental property of biological systems at all scales that must be addressed in a wide range of biomedical applications, including basic biomedical research, drug discovery, diagnostics, and the implementation of precision medicine. There are a number of published approaches to characterizing heterogeneity in cells in vitro and in tissue sections. However, there are no generally accepted approaches for the detection and quantitation of heterogeneity that can be applied in a relatively high-throughput workflow...
March 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227258/electrocardiographic-waveforms-fitness-check-device-technique-for-sudden-cardiac-death-risk-screening
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O J Escalona, M Mendoza, O J Escalona, M Mendoza, O J Escalona, M Mendoza
A novel cardiac health device technique development for reliable, non-invasive and cost-effective heart screening in preventive cardiovascular healthcare is presented. In particular, identification of apparently healthy individuals involved in sports activities (particularly in the young, age <; 35 years) who may be at-risk of sudden-cardiac-death (SCD) is mainly focused here. Nevertheless, the same device technique may be prospectively extended for detecting cardiovascular abnormalities in children and adolescents with type1-diabetes, and also in detecting patients with Brugada syndrome...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227148/towards-a-multi-wavelength-spectroscopy-platform-for-blood-characterization-and-analysis
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Alireza Avakh Kisomi, Hamza Landari, Mounir Boukadoum, Amine Miled, Benoit Gosselin, Alireza Avakh Kisomi, Hamza Landari, Mounir Boukadoum, Amine Miled, Benoit Gosselin, Hamza Landari, Benoit Gosselin, Amine Miled, Mounir Boukadoum
Passing multiple light wavelengths through a blood sample makes it possible to investigate the presence and composition of cells, metabolytes and analytes such as blood cells, glucose, lactate and oxygen, providing valuable indications for diagnostic and health monitoring. In this paper, we present a test prototype of a multi-wavelength blood spectroscopy platform integrated with a microfluidic substrate to collect and convey blood samples through a series of micro-LEDs and a photo-detector. This spectroscopy platform is a proof of concept for a system that can collect absorbance and transmittance parameters of blood samples at several wavelengths within the visible and NIR spectrum, and transmit them wirelessly to a base station for real-time calculation and analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226537/automated-transepithelial-electrical-resistance-measurements-of-the-epiderm-reconstructed-human-epidermis-model
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Frank A Alexander, Joachim Wiest, Frank A Alexander, Joachim Wiest, Joachim Wiest, Frank A Alexander
Understanding the effect of exogenous substances on human skin is critical for toxicology assessment. To address this, numerous artificial models of the topmost layer of human skin, so-called reconstructed human epidermis (RhE), have been created in an attempt to produce a clear analogue for testing. Unfortunately, current testing modalities still rely on endpoint assays and are not capable of monitoring time-resolved changes in barrier function without using numerous redundant samples. In this work, a novel, time-resolved approach is realized by monitoring the transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) of MatTek EpiDerm® reconstructed human epidermis model, utilizing an automated protocol with the Intelligent Mobile Lab for in vitro diagnostics (IMOLA-IVD)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217997/in-situ-imaging-of-individual-mrna-mutation-in-single-cells-using-ligation-mediated-branched-hybrization-chain-reaction-ligation-bhcr
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Ying Tang, Xiao-Li Zhang, Li-Juan Tang, Ru-Qin Yu, Jian-Hui Jiang
Ultrasensitive and specific in situ imaging of gene expression is essential for molecular medicine and clinical theranostics. We develop a novel fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) strategy based on a new branched hybridiza-tion chain reaction (bHCR) for efficient signal amplification in FISH assay and a ligase-mediated discrimination for specific mutation detection. To our knowledge, this is the first time that HCR has been realized for mutation detection in FISH assay. In vitro assay shows that the ligation-bHCR strategy affords high specificity in discriminating single-nucleotide variation in mRNA, and generates a highly branched polymeric product that confers more efficient amplifi-cation or better sensitivity than HCR...
February 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211993/recent-lab-on-chip-developments-for-novel-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Nauman Khalid, Isao Kobayashi, Mitsutoshi Nakajima
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and micro total analysis systems (μTAS) revolutionized the biochemical and electronic industries, and this miniaturization process became a key driver for many markets. Now, it is a driving force for innovations in life sciences, diagnostics, analytical sciences, and chemistry, which are called 'lab-on-a-chip, (LOC)' devices. The use of these devices allows the development of fast, portable, and easy-to-use systems with a high level of functional integration for applications such as point-of-care diagnostics, forensics, the analysis of biomolecules, environmental or food analysis, and drug development...
February 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211288/imaging-evaluating-of-the-implant-bone-interface-an-in-vitro-radiographic-study
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M M Vidor, G S Liedke, M B Vizzotto, Hld da Silveira, P F da Silveira, C W Araujo, Hed da Silveira
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the diagnostic accuracy of conventional and digital radiographic images and the impact of digital filters in evaluating the bone/implant interface. METHODS: Titanium implants were inserted into 74 fresh bovine ribs blocks, 37 fitting tight to the bone walls (simulating the existence of osseointegration), and 37 with a gap of 0.125 mm (simulating a failure in the osseointegration process). Periapical radiographs were taken with conventional film and two phosphor-plate systems (Vista Scan and Express)...
February 17, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210503/strongyloidiasis-current-status-with-emphasis-in-diagnosis-and-drug-research
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REVIEW
Tiago Mendes, Karen Minori, Marlene Ueta, Danilo Ciccone Miguel, Silmara Marques Allegretti
Strongyloidiasis is a parasitic neglected disease caused by the nematode Strongyloides stercoralis affecting 30 to 100 million people worldwide. Complications, strongly associated with alcoholism, organ transplants, and HTLV-1 virus, often arise due to late diagnosis, frequently leading to patient death. Lack of preemptive diagnosis is not the only difficulty when dealing with this parasite, since there are no gold standard diagnostic techniques, and the ones used have problems associated with sensitivity, resulting in false negatives...
2017: Journal of Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209205/long-noncoding-agap2-as1-is-activated-by-sp1-and-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-gastric-cancer
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Fuzhen Qi, Xianghua Liu, Hao Wu, Xiang Yu, Chenchen Wei, Xiaodan Huang, Guozhong Ji, Fengqi Nie, Keming Wang
BACKGROUND: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as important regulators of tumorigenesis and cancer progression. Recently, the lncRNA AGAP2-AS1 was identified as an oncogenic lncRNA in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its elevated expression was linked to NSCLC development and progression. However, the expression pattern and molecular mechanism of AGAP2-AS1 in gastric cancer (GC) have not been characterized. METHODS: Bioinformatic analysis was performed to determine AGAP2-AS1 expression levels in the GC and normal tissues using gene profiling data from the Gene Expression Omnibus...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208755/micrornas-new-insight-in-modulating-follicular-atresia-a-review
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REVIEW
Tesfaye Worku, Zia Ur Rehman, Hira Sajjad Talpur, Dinesh Bhattarai, Farman Ullah, Ngabu Malobi, Tesfaye Kebede, Liguo Yang
Our understanding of the post-transcriptional mechanisms involved in follicular atresia is limited; however, an important development has been made in understanding the biological regulatory networks responsible for mediating follicular atresia. MicroRNAs have come to be seen as a key regulatory actor in determining cell fate in a wide range of tissues in normal and pathological processes. Profiling studies of miRNAs during follicular atresia and development have identified several putative miRNAs enriched in apoptosis signaling pathways...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205010/prion-specific-and-surrogate-csf-biomarkers-in-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-diagnostic-accuracy-in-relation-to-molecular-subtypes-and-analysis-of-neuropathological-correlates-of-p-tau-and-a%C3%AE-42-levels
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Francesca Lattanzio, Samir Abu-Rumeileh, Alessia Franceschini, Hideaki Kai, Giulia Amore, Ilaria Poggiolini, Marcello Rossi, Simone Baiardi, Lynne McGuire, Anna Ladogana, Maurizio Pocchiari, Alison Green, Sabina Capellari, Piero Parchi
The differential diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) from other, sometimes treatable, neurological disorders is challenging, owing to the wide phenotypic heterogeneity of the disease. Real-time quaking-induced prion conversion (RT-QuIC) is a novel ultrasensitive in vitro assay, which, at variance with surrogate neurodegenerative biomarker assays, specifically targets the pathological prion protein (PrP(Sc)). In the studies conducted to date in CJD, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) RT-QuIC showed good diagnostic sensitivity (82-96%) and virtually full specificity...
February 15, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202748/rna-splicing-in-human-disease-and-in-the-clinic
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REVIEW
Diana Baralle, Emanuele Buratti
Defects at the level of the pre-mRNA splicing process represent a major cause of human disease. Approximately 15-50% of all human disease mutations have been shown to alter functioning of basic and auxiliary splicing elements. These elements are required to ensure proper processing of pre-mRNA splicing molecules, with their disruption leading to misprocessing of the pre-mRNA molecule and disease. The splicing process is a complex process, with much still to be uncovered before we are able to accurately predict whether a reported genomic sequence variant (GV) represents a splicing-associated disease mutation or a harmless polymorphism...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197324/-125-i-f56-peptide-as-radioanalysis-agent-targeting-vegfr1-in-mice-xenografted-with-human-gastric-tumor
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Hua Zhu, Chuanke Zhao, Fei Liu, Lixin Wang, Junnan Feng, Chengchao Shou, Zhi Yang
(125)I-Radiolabeled F56 peptide was designed as a radioactive analogue of F56 (peptide WHSDMEWWYLLG) to bind with VEGFR1 receptor. It was synthesized in high radiochemical yield and specific activity. The in vitro stability of (125)I-F56 was tested, and the bioactivity of (125)I-F56 was confirmed by both cell uptake and binding affinity measurement in VEGFR1 positive BGC-823 cells. The time-radioactivity relationship and biodistribution of (125)I-F56 tracer were conducted using nude mice bearing human gastric carcinoma BGC-823, by noninvasive micro-SPECT/CT imaging...
February 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195515/targeting-cell-adhesion-molecules-with-nanoparticles-using-in%C3%A2-vivo-and-flow-based-in%C3%A2-vitro-models-of-atherosclerosis
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Khosrow Khodabandehlou, Jacqueline J Masehi-Lano, Christopher Poon, Jonathan Wang, Eun Ji Chung
Atherosclerosis is a leading cause of death worldwide; in addition to lipid dysfunction, chronic arterial wall inflammation is a key component of atherosclerosis. Techniques that target cell adhesion molecules, which are overexpressed during inflammation, are effective methods to detect and treat atherosclerosis. Specifically, research groups have identified vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, intercellular adhesion molecule-1, platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule, and selectins (E-selectin and P-selectin) as correlated to atherogenesis...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194643/ultra-efficient-amplification-of-abnormal-prion-protein-by-modified-protein-misfolding-cyclic-amplification-with-electric-current
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Jeong-Ho Park, Yeong-Gon Choi, Seok-Joo Park, Hong-Seok Choi, Eun-Kyoung Choi, Yong-Sun Kim
Prion diseases are clinically diagnosed and confirmed upon post-mortem histopathological examination of brain tissue. The only reliable molecular marker for prion diseases is abnormal prion protein (PrPSc), a pathologically conformed prion protein that primarily accumulates in the central nervous system and to a lesser extent in lymphoreticular tissues. However, the use of PrPSc as a marker for preclinical diagnoses is limited because the concentration of PrPSc in easily accessible body fluids is extremely low...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194631/development-of-a-new-folate-derived-ga-68-based-pet-imaging-agent
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Christian Brand, Valerie A Longo, Mike Groaning, Wolfgang A Weber, Thomas Reiner
PURPOSE: The folate receptor (FR) has emerged as an interesting diagnostic and therapeutic drug target with many potential applications in oncologic and inflammatory disorders. It was therefore the aim of this study to develop a folate-derived Ga-68-based positron emission tomography (PET) imaging tracer that is straightforward to radiolabel and could be broadly used in clinical studies. We validated its target binding affinity and specificity and compared it to [(99m)Tc]EC20, the folate single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging tracer that has been most extensively studied clinically so far...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187231/measuring-zinc-on-the-roche-cobas-c502-analyzer-validation-comparison-and-pre-analytic-aspects
#18
Frank Bernhard Kraus, Beatrice Ludwig-Kraus
OBJECTIVES: Characterization of an in vitro diagnostic zinc assay (LT-SYS) on a Roche cobas c502 analyzer and evaluation of the influence of pre-analytic factors on zinc concentration measurements. DESIGN AND METHODS: Imprecision, bias, linearity, limit of blank (LoB), and limit of detection (LoD) were established and method comparisons were performed based on the respective CLSI guidelines. The influence of time elapsed until analysis, the usage of a pneumatic tube delivery system (PTDS) and of special trace element sample tubes was evaluated as well...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186215/in-vivo-aggregation-induced-transition-between-t1-and-t2-relaxations-of-magnetic-ultra-small-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-in-tumor-microenvironment
#19
Huige Zhou, Jinglong Tang, Jiayang Li, Wanqi Li, Ying Liu, Chunying Chen
Surface ligands and their densities may significantly influence the optic, electric, and stable properties of inorganic nanoparticles as well as their magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characters. In this study, ultra-small iron oxide nanoparticles with hyaluronic acid as surface ligand (Fe3O4@HA) were designed to target tumor cells and tune the T1- and T2-weighted MRI by aggregating in the tumor microenvironment via the degradation of HA upon exposure to hyaluronidase (HAase) with decreasing pH. To realize this purpose, four kinds of Fe3O4@HA nanoparticles with increasing HA density were synthesized and characterized...
February 10, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185310/multifrequency-reconstruction-for-frequency-modulated-bssfp
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Anne Slawig, Tobias Wech, Valentin Ratz, Johannes Tran-Gia, Henning Neubauer, Thorsten Bley, Herbert Köstler
PURPOSE: Banding artifacts in images acquired by balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) remain a challenge in MRI as they considerably reduce image quality, and diagnostic value deteriorates accordingly. As the steady-state tolerates small shifts in frequency, it is possible to acquire frequency-modulated bSSFP. Unfortunately, standard reconstructions of such measurements suffer from signal loss. Our study proposes a multifrequency reconstruction and demonstrates its capability of suppressing banding artifacts while retaining the high signal level of standard bSSFP...
February 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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