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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328710/fatty-acid-saturation-of-albumin-used-in-resuscitation-fluids-modulates-cell-damage-in-shock-in-vitro-results-using-a-novel-technique-to-measure-fatty-acid-binding-capacity
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Alexander H Penn, Michael A Dubick, Ivo P Torres Filho
The use of albumin for resuscitation has not proven as beneficial in human trials as expected from numerous animal studies. One explanation could be the practice of adding fatty acid (FA) during manufacture of pharmaceutical albumin. During ischemia, unbound free FAs (FFA) in the circulation could potentially induce cellular damage. We hypothesized that albumins with higher available binding capacities (ABC) for FFAs may prevent that damage. Therefore, we developed a technique to measure ABC, determined if pharmaceutical human serum albumin (HSA) has decreased ABC compared to FA-free bovine serum albumin (BSA), and if binding capacity would affect hemolysis when blood is mixed with exogenous FFA at levels similar to those observed in shock...
March 21, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328147/effect-of-needle-diameter-on-the-viability-of-equine-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Hayley M Lang, Lauren V Schnabel, Jennifer M Cassano, Lisa A Fortier
OBJECTIVES: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are frequently delivered via needle injection for treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of needle diameter on the viability of MSCs. METHODS: Equine bone marrow-derived MSCs from 5 horses were suspended in PBS, and held at room temperature for 7 hours to mimic shipping conditions. Two replicate samples for each needle size (20, 22, 23, or 25-gauge [ga]) were aspirated into a 3 mL syringe and re-injected into the holding vial 3 times, to reproduce the resuspension of cells prior to injection in clinical cases...
March 22, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327528/anti-obesity-effect-of-bombus-ignitus-queen-glycosaminoglycans-in-rats-on-a-high-fat-diet
#3
Mi Young Ahn, Ban Ji Kim, Ha Jeong Kim, Hyung Joo Yoon, Sang Duck Jee, Jae Sam Hwang, Kun-Koo Park
The mechanism of functional insect glycosaminoglycan (GAG) on obesity caused a high fat diet has not yet been elucidated. Therefore, insect glycosaminoglycans derived from Isaria sinclairii, Bombus ignitus (a type of bumblebee) queen, and Gryllus bimaculatus were purified and investigated as a potential functional food. 14-week old male Wistar rats were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 6 weeks. There were five groups that received daily intraperitoneal administration of phosphate buffered saline (PBS, control), GbG (GAG from Gryllus bimaculatus) 10 mg/kg, ISG (GAG from Isaria sinclairii) 10 mg/kg, IQG (GAG from Bombus ignites) 10 mg/kg, or Pravastatin (2 mg/kg)...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325346/morphology-crystallization-and-rheological-behavior-in-poly-butylene-succinate-cellulose-nanocrystal-nanocomposites-fabricated-by-solution-coagulation
#4
Yi-Dong Li, Qian-Qian Fu, Ming Wang, Jian-Bing Zeng
Nanocomposites consisting of poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) were fabricated by solution coagulation method. Morphology analysis indicated that CNC dispersed well in PBS matrix and rheological analysis suggested that PBS and CNC showed strong interactions. Thermal analysis indicated that the nanocomposites showed slightly increased glass transition temperature, significantly enhanced crystallization temperature and different melting behavior, compared to neat PBS. Study on crystallization indicated that small loading of CNC could significantly increase overall crystallization rate of PBS, meanwhile the crystallization mechanism and crystal structure remained unchanged...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324113/microrna-expression-patterns-involved-in-amyloid-beta-induced-retinal-degeneration
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Peirong Huang, Junran Sun, Fenghua Wang, Xueting Luo, Jingyang Feng, Qing Gu, Te Liu, Xiaodong Sun
Purpose: Dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is characterized by the accumulation of drusen under Bruch's membrane, and amyloid beta (Aβ) is speculated to be one of the key pathologic factors. While the detrimental effects of Aβ on retinas have been widely explored, Aβ-induced epigenetic regulatory changes have yet to be fully investigated. We therefore aimed to identify the microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles in an Aβ-induced mouse model of retinal degeneration. Methods: C57BL/6 mice were intravitreally injected with Aβ1-40 or PBS and the eye tissues were collected for hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining, apoptosis immunofluorescence staining, and miRNA profiling...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323551/college-related-alcohol-beliefs-and-problematic-alcohol-consumption-alcohol-protective-behavioral-strategies-as-a-mediator
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Adrian J Bravo, Mark A Prince, Matthew R Pearson
BACKGROUND: College-related alcohol beliefs, or beliefs that drinking alcohol is central to the college experience, have been shown to robustly predict alcohol-related outcomes among college students. Given the strength of these associations, it is imperative to understand more proximal factors (i.e., closer in a causal chain leading to alcohol-related outcomes) that can explain these associations. OBJECTIVES: The current research examined alcohol protective behavioral strategies (PBS) as a potential mediator of the association between college-related alcohol beliefs and alcohol outcomes among college student drinkers...
March 21, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323387/induction-of-tumor-regression-by-intratumoral-sting-agonists-combined-with-anti-programmed-death-l1-blocking-antibody-in-a-preclinical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-model
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Shekhar K Gadkaree, Juan Fu, Rupashree Sen, Michael J Korrer, Clint Allen, Young J Kim
BACKGROUND: Cyclic dinucleotides (CDNs) are bacterial intracellular messengers that have demonstrated antitumor activity in melanoma and breast tumors, although their role in immunotherapy of head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCCs) has not been well investigated. METHODS: We measured primary tumor growth rates, mechanism of antitumor activity, and efficacy of programmed death-L1 blockade combinatorial therapy in SCCFVII tumor-bearing C3H/HeOUJ mice undergoing intratumoral injections with RR-cyclic-di-guanine (synthetic CDG), CDG (natural cyclic-di-guanine), R848 (TLR 7/8 agonist), or phosphate buffered saline (PBS, control)...
March 21, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322556/can-we-make-small-molecules-lean-optimization-of-a-highly-lipophilic-taro-inhibitor
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Mihir Baran Mandal, Zheng Tan, Christina Madsen-Duggan, Alexei V Buevich, John P Caldwell, Reynalda Dejesus, Amy Flattery, Charles G Garlisi, Charles Gill, Sookhee Nicole Ha, Ginny Ho, Sandra Koseoglu, Marc Labroli, Kallol Basu, Sang Ho Lee, Lianzhu Liang, Jenny Liu, Todd W Mayhood, Debra McGuinness, David G McLaren, Xiujuan Wen, Emma R Parmee, Diane Rindgen, Terry Roemer, Payal R Sheth, Paul Tawa, James R Tata, Christine Yang, Shu-Wei Yang, Li Xiao, Hao Wang, Christopher Tan, Haifeng Tang, Paul Walsh, Erika Walsh, Jin Wu, Jing Su
We describe our optimization efforts to improve the physicochemical properties, solubility, and off-target profile of 1, an inhibitor of TarO - an early stage enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway for wall teichoic acid (WTA) synthesis. Compound 1 displayed a TarO IC50 of 125 nM in an enzyme assay, and possessed very high lipophilicity (clogP 7.1) with no measureable solubility in PBS buffer. Structure activity relationship (SAR) studies resulted in a series of compounds with improved lipophilic ligand efficiency (LLE) consistent with the reduction of clogP...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322133/rosiglitazone-regulates-tlr4-and-rescues-ho-1-and-nrf2-expression-in-myometrial-and-decidual-macrophages-in-inflammation-induced-preterm-birth
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Leena Kadam, Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Tara Mial, Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, Sascha Drewlo
INTRODUCTION: Elevated inflammation accounts for approximately 30% of preterm birth (PTB) cases. We previously reported that targeting the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) pathway reduced the incidence of PTB in the mouse model of endotoxin-induced PTB. The PPARγ has proven anti-inflammatory functions and its activation via rosiglitazone significantly downregulated the systemic inflammatory response and reduced PTB and stillbirth rate by 30% and 41%, respectively, in our model...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320304/cytokine-profile-associated-with-selective-removal-of-natural-anti-%C3%AE-gal-antibodies-in-a-sepsis-model-in-gal-ko-mice
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Magdiel Pérez-Cruz, Daniel Bello-Gil, Cristina Costa, Rafael Mañez
Selective depletion of natural anti-Galα1-3Galβ1-4GlcNAc (so-called anti-αGal) antibodies is achieved in α1,3-galactosyltransferase knockout (Gal-KO) mice by administration of the soluble glycoconjugate of αGal GAS914. This molecule removed up to 90% of natural circulating anti-αGal antibodies without causing unspecific production of cytokines in wild-type (CBA) and Gal-KO mice. However, the removal of anti-αGal antibodies in Gal-KO mice with GAS914 in the context of sepsis after cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) was associated with a significant increase in the production of leptin, CXLC1, CXLC13, and TIMP-1 cytokines compared to vehicle (PBS)-treated controls...
February 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319406/effect-of-apelin-13-on-erythrocyte-deformability-during-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-of-heart-in-diabetic-rats
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H Kartal, F M Comu, A Kucuk, Y Polat, A D Dursun, M Arslan
OBJECTIVES: Erythrocyte deformability and plasma viscosity are of crucial importance for the perfusion of tissues and organs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of apelin-13 on erythrocyte deformability during IR heart injury in diabetic rats. METHODS: Eighteen Wistar Albino rats were included in the study after streptozotocin (55 mg/kg) treatment for four weeks of observation for diabetes existence. The animals were randomly assigned to one of five experimental groups...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317777/preparation-characterization-and-stability-of-curcumin-loaded-zein-shellac-composite-colloidal-particles
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Cuixia Sun, Chenqi Xu, Like Mao, Di Wang, Jie Yang, Yanxiang Gao
Curcumin-loaded zein-shellac composite particles were prepared by the antisolvent co-precipitation method. The encapsulation efficiency of curcumin was significantly improved from 82.7% in zein particles to 93.2% in zein-shellac complex particles. The result of differential scanning calorimetry suggested that curcumin in the polymeric matrix was in an amorphous state. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis revealed that curcumin had non-covalently interacted with zein and shellac, mainly through hydrogen bonding and hydrophobic interaction...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317500/can-i-use-marijuana-safely-an-examination-of-distal-antecedents-marijuana-protective-behavioral-strategies-and-marijuana-outcomes
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Adrian J Bravo, Mark A Prince, Matthew R Pearson
OBJECTIVE: Given the high prevalence of marijuana use among college students, it is imperative to determine the factors that may reduce risk of problematic marijuana use and/or the development of cannabis use disorder. We examined marijuana protective behavioral strategies (PBS) as a proximal predictor of marijuana-related outcomes and a mediator of the associations between other known risk/protective factors and marijuana-related outcomes. METHOD: Using data from a sample of 2,129 past-month marijuana users, collected from 11 universities in the United States, we examined marijuana PBS use as a mediator of the effects of sex, age at first use, impulsivity-like traits, and marijuana use motives on marijuana use frequency and marijuana related consequences...
March 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316482/monitoring-of-bioluminescent-lactobacillus-plantarum-in-a-complex-food-matrix
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Gi-Seong Moon, Arjan Narbad
A bioluminescent Lactobacillus plantarum (pLuc2) strain was constructed. The luminescent signal started to increase during the early exponential phase and reached its maximum in the mid-exponential phase in a batch culture of the strain. The signal detection sensitivity of the strain was the highest in PBS (phosphate buffered saline), followed by milk and MRS broth, indicating that the sensitivity was influenced by the matrix effect. The strain was used in millet seed fermentation which has a complex matrix and native lactic acid bacteria (LAB)...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304388/pirfenidone-inhibits-post-traumatic-proliferative-vitreoretinopathy
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B N M K Khanum, R Guha, V P Sur, S Nandi, S K Basak, A Konar, S Hazra
PurposeThe purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravitreal pirfenidone for inhibition of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) in a model of penetrating ocular injury.Patients and methodsPenetrating trauma was induced on the retina of rabbit and treated either with 0.1 ml of phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) or 0.1 ml of 0.5% pirfenidone, and development of PVR was evaluated clinically and graded after 1 month. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry with transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ), alpha smooth muscle actin (αSMA), and collagen-1 were performed to assess the fibrotic changes...
March 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303657/what-does-it-cost-medicare-to-diagnose-and-treat-men-with-localized-prostate-cancer-in-the-first-year
#16
Merehau C Mervin, Anthony Lowe, Robert A Gardiner, David P Smith, Joanne Aitken, Suzanne K Chambers, Louisa G Gordon
OBJECTIVE: To estimate costs on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) attributable to the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. METHODS: We used data from a cohort study of 1064 men with localized prostate cancer recruited between 2005 and 2007 by 24 urologists across 10 sites in Queensland, Australia (ProsCan). We estimated the MBS and PBS costs attributable to prostate cancer from the date of initial appointment to 12 months after diagnosis in 2013 Australian dollars using a comparison group without prostate cancer...
March 16, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303331/implication-of-vegf-and-aquaporin-4-mediating-m%C3%A3-ller-cell-swelling-to-diabetic-retinal-edema
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Teruyo Kida, Hidehiro Oku, Taeko Horie, Masanori Fukumoto, Yoshitaka Okuda, Seita Morishita, Tsunehiko Ikeda
PURPOSE: Aquaporin 4 (AQP4), a water channel protein, is known to be expressed in retinal Müller cells. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of VEGF and AQP4 channels on the volumetric changes in Müller cells. METHODS: Retinas from diabetic rats and a cultured Müller cell line, TR-MUL5, were used in this study. Intravitreal injections of VEGF or PBS were performed on either streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic or normoglycemic rats. Retinal sections were immunostained for anti-glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), anti-AQP4, and anti-VEGF...
March 16, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302707/neuropeptide-y3-36-incorporated-into-pvax-nanoparticle-improves-functional-blood-flow-in-a-murine-model-of-hind-limb-ischemia
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Derek Eshun, Rabya Saraf, Soochan Bae, Jelliffe Jeganathan, Feroze Mahmood, Serkan Dilmen, Qingen Ke, Dongwon Lee, Peter M Kang, Robina Matyal
We generated a novel nanoparticle called PVAX, which has intrinsic anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties. This nanoparticle was loaded with Neuropeptide Y3-36, an angiogenic neuro-hormone that plays a central role in angiogenesis. Subsequently, we investigated whether PVAX-NPY3-36 could act as a therapeutic agent and induce angiogenesis and vascular remodeling in a murine model of hind limb ischemia. Adult C57BL/J6 mice (n=40) were assigned to treatment groups: Control, Ischemia PBS, Ischemia PVAX, Ischemia NPY3-36, and Ischemia PVAX-NPY3-36 Ischemia was induced by ligation of the femoral artery in all groups except Control and given relevant treatments (PBS, PVAX, NPY3-36, and PVAX-NPY3-36)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302441/percutaneous-transhepatic-cholangiographic-endobiliary-forceps-biopsy-versus-endoscopic-ultrasound-fine-needle-aspiration-for-proximal-biliary-strictures-a-single-centre-experience
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Kayvan Mohkam, Yaseen Malik, Carlos Derosas, John Isaac, Ravi Marudanayagam, Homoyoon Mehrzad, Darius F Mirza, Paolo Muiesan, Keith J Roberts, Robert P Sutcliffe
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) and percutaneous transhepatic cholangiographic endobiliary forceps biopsy (PTC-EFB) are valid procedures for histological assessment of proximal biliary strictures (PBS), but their performances have never been compared. This study aimed to compare the diagnostic performance of these two techniques. METHOD: The diagnostic performances of EUS-FNA and PTC-EFB were compared in a retrospective cohort of patients assessed for PBS from 2011 to 2015 at a single tertiary centre...
March 13, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300659/milk-derived-exosomes-for-oral-delivery-of-paclitaxel
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Ashish K Agrawal, Farrukh Aqil, Jeyaprakash Jeyabalan, Wendy A Spencer, Joshua Beck, Beth W Gachuki, Sara S Alhakeem, Karine Oben, Radha Munagala, Subbarao Bondada, Ramesh C Gupta
In this report milk-derived exosomes have been investigated for oral delivery of the chemotherapeutic drug paclitaxel (PAC) as an alternative to conventional i.v. therapy for improved efficacy and reduced toxicity. PAC-loaded exosomes (ExoPAC) were found to have a particle size of ~108nm, a narrow particle size distribution (PDI ~0.190), zeta potential (~ -7mV) and a practical loading efficiency of ~8%. Exosomes and ExoPAC exhibited excellent stability in the presence of simulated-gastrointestinal fluids, and during the storage at -80°C...
March 11, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
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