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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057414/salt-induced-thermochromism-of-a-conjugated-polyelectrolyte
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Lisa Peterhans, Elisa Alloa, Yauhen Sheima, Laurent Vannay, Mario Leclerc, Clémence Corminboeuf, Sophia C Hayes, Natalie Banerji
We report here the photophysical properties of a water-soluble conjugated polythiophene with cationic side-chains. When dissolved in aqueous buffer solution (PBS, phosphate buffered saline), there is ordering of the polymer chains due to the presence of the salts, in contrast to pure water, where a random-coil conformation is adopted at room temperature. The ordering leads to a pronounced colour change of the solution (the absorption maximum shifts from 400 nm to 525 nm). Combining resonance Raman spectroscopy with density functional theory computations, we show a significant backbone planarization in the ordered phase...
October 23, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056487/transcriptome-profiling-of-red-swamp-crayfish-procambarus-clarkii-hepatopancreas-in-response-to-lipolysaccharide-lps-infection
#2
Miao Zhou, Muhammad Nadeem Abbas, Saima Kausar, Cheng-Xi Jiang, Li-Shang Dai
The RNA-sequencing followed by de novo assembly generated 61,912 unigene sequences of P. clarkii hepatopancreas. Comparison of gene expression between LPS challenged and PBS control samples revealed 2552 differentially expressed genes (DEGs). Of these sequences, 1162 DEGs were differentially up-regulated and 1360 DEGs differentially down-regulated. The DEGs were then annotated against gene ontology (GO) database and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) database. Some immune-related pathways such as PPAR signaling pathway, lysosome, Chemical carcinogenesis, Peroxisome were predicted by canonical pathways analysis...
October 19, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056362/critical-appraisal-of-pathology-transmission-in-the-%C3%AE-synuclein-fibril-model-of-lewy-body-disorders
#3
Negin Nouraei, Daniel M Mason, Kristin M Miner, Michael A Carcella, Tarun N Bhatia, Benjamin K Dumm, Dishaben Soni, David A Johnson, Kelvin C Luk, Rehana K Leak
Lewy body disorders are characterized by the emergence of α-synucleinopathy in many parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems, including in the telencephalon. Dense α-synuclein(+) pathology appears in regio inferior of the hippocampus in both Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies and may disturb cognitive function. The preformed α-synuclein fibril model of Parkinson's disease is growing in use, given its potential for seeding the self-propagating spread of α-synucleinopathy throughout the mammalian brain...
October 19, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055700/trop2-antibody-conjugated-bioreducible-nanoparticles-for-targeted-triple-negative-breast-cancer-therapy
#4
Soyoung Son, Sol Shin, Vijayakameswara Rao, Wooram Um, Jueun Jeon, Hyewon Ko, V G Deepagan, Seunglee Kwon, Jun Young Lee, Jae Hyung Park
Trop2, a transmembrane glycoprotein, has emerged as a biomarker for targeted cancer therapy since it is overexpressed in 80% of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients. For the site-specific delivery of the anticancer drug into TNBC, Trop2 antibody-conjugated nanoparticles (ST-NPs) were prepared as the potential nanocarrier, composed of carboxymethyl dextran (CMD) derivatives with bioreducible disulfide bond. Owing to its amphiphilicity, the CMD derivatives were self-assembled into nano-sized particles in an aqueous condition...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053870/effects-of-hydroxychloride-and-sulfate-form-of-zinc-and-manganese-supplementation-on-superoxide-dismutase-activity-and-immune-responses-post-lipopolysaccharide-challenge-in-poultry-fed-marginally-lower-doses-of-zinc-and-manganese
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V Perez, R Shanmugasundaram, M Sifri, T M Parr, R K Selvaraj
Effects of hydroxychloride (OHCl) and sulfate form of zinc and manganese supplementation on immune responses of birds fed marginally lower levels of zinc and manganese during an experimental lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection were studied. In experiment I, 30-week-old layer birds were fed 50 mg/kg Zn+45 mg/kg Mn or 100 mg/kg Zn+90 mg/kg Mn in sulfate or OHCl form and injected with 0 or 500 μg/kg LPS in a 2 (50 mg Zn+45 mg Mn and 100 mg Zn+90 mg Mn) X 2 (sulfate and OHCl) X 2 (0 and 500 μg LPS) factorial setup of treatments for 10 weeks...
September 14, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050075/-specific-cytotoxicity-of-a-novel-her2-based-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-lymphocytes-against-her2-positive-tumor-cells
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H J Tang, Y Q Liu, X C Bian, H L Feng, B Gu, H Sun, C X Zuo, F Y Zhou, J Liu
Objective: To construct the third generation chimeric antigen receptor based on a novel humanized anti-HER2 H1-2 scFv, and to investigate the specific cytotoxicity of H1-2 CAR modified T lymphocytes(CAR-T) against HER2(+) tumor cells. Method: The expression cassette of the third generation CAR gene and anti-HER2 H1-2 scFv were constructed and cloned into lentivirus transfer plasmid, and then the third generation H1-2 CAR was transduced into human T lymphocytes using lentivirus.Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay was used to detect the expression of cytokines IL2, and LDH release assay was used to detect the cytotoxic effect of the H1-2 CAR-T...
October 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049186/combined-laparoscopic-and-open-technique-for-repair-of-congenital-abdominal-hernia-a-case-report-of-prune-belly-syndrome
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Qinghuang Ye, Yan Chen, Jinhui Zhu, Yuedong Wang
BACKGROUND: Prune belly syndrome (PBS) is a rare congenital disorder among adults, and the way for repairing abdominal wall musculature has no unified standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We described combining laparoscopic and open technique in an adult male who presented with PBS. Physical examination and radiological imaging verified the case of PBS. The deficiency of abdominal wall musculature was repaired by combining laparoscopic and open technique using a double-deck complex patch...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047455/a-monte-carlo-study-to-assess-the-effect-of-1-5-t-magnetic-fields-on-the-overall-robustness-of-pencil-beam-scanning-proton-radiotherapy-plans-for-prostate-cancer
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Christopher Kurz, Guillaume Landry, Andreas F Resch, George Dedes, Florian Kamp, Ute Ganswindt, Claus Belka, Bas W Raaymakers, Katia Parodi
Combining magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) and proton therapy (PT) using pencil-beam scanning (PBS) may improve image-guided radiotherapy. We aimed at assessing the impact of a magnetic field on PBS-PT plan quality and robustness. Specifically, the robustness against anatomical changes and positioning errors in an MRI-guided scenario with a 30 cm radius 1.5 T magnetic field was studied for prostate PT. Five prostate cancer patients with three consecutive CT images (CT1-3) were considered. Single-field uniform dose PBS-PT plans were generated on the segmented CT1 with Monte-Carlo-based treatment planning software for inverse optimization...
October 19, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047196/to-what-extent-do-data-from-pharmaceutical-claims-under-estimate-opioid-analgesic-utilisation-in-australia
#9
Natasa Gisev, Sallie-Anne Pearson, Emily A Karanges, Briony Larance, Nicholas A Buckley, Sarah Larney, Timothy Dobbins, Bianca Blanch, Louisa Degenhardt
PURPOSE: Although pharmaceutical claims are an essential data source for pharmacoepidemiological studies, these data potentially under-estimate opioid utilisation. Therefore, this study aimed to quantify the extent to which pharmaceutical claims from Australia's national medicines subsidy programs (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme [PBS] and Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits [RPBS]) under-estimate prescription-only and total national opioid utilisation across time and for different opioids...
October 19, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047044/exosomes-for-the-enhanced-tissue-bioavailability-and-efficacy-of-curcumin
#10
Farrukh Aqil, Radha Munagala, Jeyaprakash Jeyabalan, Ashish Kumar Agrawal, Ramesh Gupta
Exosomes are extracellular microvesicles with a particle size of 30-100 nm and carry a cargo of proteins, lipids, RNA, and DNA. Their properties of shuttling in-and-out of the cells suggest that these particles can be exploited as a nano drug carrier. In this manuscript, we show that curcumin can be delivered effectively using milk-derived exosomes. Curcumin when mixed with exosomes in the presence of 10% ethanol:acetonitrile (1:1) provided a drug load of 18-24%, and the formulation stored at - 80°C was stable for 6 months as determined by particle size analysis, drug load, and antiproliferative activity...
October 18, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045963/-tumor-derived-igg-suppress-the-proliferation-of-t-cells-in-cord-blood
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E Y Liu, J F Liu, W W Shao, L Xiao, G H Li, X H Chang, X Y Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the function of tumor derived IgG (tIgG) and whether the tIgG can inhibit T cells activity. METHODS: The tIgG was purified from ovarian cancer tissue. The cord blood monocyte cells (CBMC) and cord blood lymphocyte (CBL) were isolate from human umbilical cord blood. The CBMC and CBL were stimulated with phytohaemagg lutinin (PHA) in order to let the CBMC and CBL in the state of proliferation. Carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl amino ester (CFSE) was cultured with CBMC and CBL...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045428/the-role-of-pka-in-the-translational-response-to-heat-stress-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Carla E Barraza, Clara A Solari, Irina Marcovich, Christopher Kershaw, Fiorella Galello, Silvia Rossi, Mark P Ashe, Paula Portela
Cellular responses to stress stem from a variety of different mechanisms, including translation arrest and relocation of the translationally repressed mRNAs to ribonucleoprotein particles like stress granules (SGs) and processing bodies (PBs). Here, we examine the role of PKA in the S. cerevisiae heat shock response. Under mild heat stress Tpk3 aggregates and promotes aggregation of eIF4G, Pab1 and eIF4E, whereas severe heat stress leads to the formation of PBs and SGs that contain both Tpk2 and Tpk3 and a larger 48S translation initiation complex...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045394/structure-of-phycobilisome-from-the-red-alga-griffithsia-pacifica
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Jun Zhang, Jianfei Ma, Desheng Liu, Song Qin, Shan Sun, Jindong Zhao, Sen-Fang Sui
Life on Earth depends on photosynthesis for its conversion of solar energy to chemical energy. Photosynthetic organisms have developed a variety of light-harvesting systems to capture sunlight. The largest light-harvesting complex is the phycobilisome (PBS), the main light-harvesting antenna in cyanobacteria and red algae. It is composed of phycobiliproteins and linker proteins but the assembly mechanisms and energy transfer pathways of the PBS are not well understood. Here we report the structure of a 16.8-megadalton PBS from a red alga at 3...
October 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044426/p2x7-receptor-blockade-prevents-preterm-birth-and-perinatal-brain-injury-in-a-mouse-model-of-intrauterine-inflammation
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Michael E Tsimis, Jun Lei, Jason M Rosenzweig, Hattan Arif, Yahya Shabi, Wael Alshehri, Connie C Talbot, K Maravet Baig-Ward, James Segars, Ernest M Graham, Irina Burd
The P2X7 is an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-gated ion channel involved in several facets of immune activation and neuronal function through its importance in interleukin (IL)-1β secretion. We hypothesized that blockade of P2X7 would prevent perinatal brain injury associated with exposure to intrauterine (IU) inflammation. Dams received 45 mg/kg of Brilliant Blue G (BBG), a specific P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) antagonist, on gestation day 17 (E17) prior to administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)...
August 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043827/stability-guidelines-for-dithiothreitol-treated-red-blood-cell-reagents-used-for-antibody-detection-methods-in-patients-treated-with-daratumumab
#15
Wendy L Disbro
Daratumumab (DARA), a drug used to treat patients with multiple myeloma, causes interference in pre-transfusion testing. Samples from patients receiving DARA exhibit panreactivity in antibody detection and identification tests with red blood cells (RBCs). Many hospitals are sending these samples to reference laboratories. Dithiothreitol (DTT), a sulfhydryl chemical treatment of RBCs, negates this reactivity. This study investigated the stability of the antigens on DTT-treated RBCs to determine if large quantities of RBCs could be treated at one time, stored, and used for testing at a later time...
September 2017: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043795/a-small-microbial-three-electrode-cell-based-biosensor-for-on-line-detection-of-acute-water-toxicity
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Dengbin Yu, Junfeng Zhai, Changyu Liu, Xueping Zhang, Lu Bai, Yizhe Wang, Shaojun Dong
The monitoring of toxicity of water is very important to estimate the safety of drinking water and the level of water pollution. Herein, a small microbial three-electrode cell (M3C) biosensor filled with polystyrene particles was proposed for on-line monitoring the acute water toxicity. The peak current of the biosensor related with the performance of bioanode was regarded as the toxicity indicator, and thus the acute water toxicity could be determined in terms of inhibition ratio through comparing the peak current obtained with water sample to that obtained with non-toxic standard water...
October 18, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043684/imaging-the-er-and-endomembrane-system-in-cereal-endosperm
#17
Verena Ibl, Jenny Peters, Eva Stöger, Elsa Arcalís
The cereal endosperm is a complex structure comprising distinct cell types, characterized by specialized organelles for the accumulation of storage proteins. Protein trafficking in these cells is complicated by the presence of several different storage organelles including protein bodies (PBs) derived from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and dynamic protein storage vacuoles (PSVs). In addition, trafficking may follow a number of different routes depending on developmental stage, showing that the endomembrane system is capable of massive reorganization...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042955/intramyocardial-delivery-of-bfgf-with-a-biodegradable-and-thermosensitive-hydrogel-improves-angiogenesis-and-cardio-protection-in-infarcted-myocardium
#18
Hongling Zhu, Xiaoyan Li, Mingjie Yuan, Weiguo Wan, Miaoyang Hu, Xiaoding Wang, Xuejun Jiang
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), a known angiogenic factor, may provide a potential strategy for the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI), but it is limited by a relatively short half-life. Dex-PCL-HEMA/PNIPAAm hydrogel provides a reservoir for the controlled release of growth factors. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effects of bFGF incorporated into a Dex-PCL-HEMA/PNIPAAm hydrogel on angiogenesis and cardiac health in a rat model of acute MI, induced by coronary artery ligation. Phosphate-buffered solution (PBS group), Dex-PCL-HEMA/PNIPAAm hydrogel (Gel group), bFGF in phosphate-buffered solution (bFGF group) or bFGF in hydrogel (Gel + bFGF group) was injected into a peri-infarcted area of cardiac tissue immediately following MI...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042811/optical-inactivation-of-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-modulate-descending-pain-pathway-in-a-rat-model-of-trigeminal-neuropathic-pain-created-via-chronic-constriction-injury-of-the-infraorbital-nerve
#19
Hyeong Cheol Moon, Won Ik Heo, Yon Ji Kim, Daae Lee, So Yoon Won, Hong Rae Kim, Seung Man Ha, Youn Joo Lee, Young Seok Park
PURPOSE: The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) plays a critical role in the initiation, development, and maintenance of neuropathic pain. Recently, the effects of optical stimulation on pain have been investigated, but the therapeutic effects of optical stimulation on trigeminal neuralgia (TN) have not been clearly shown. Here, we investigated the effects of optical inhibition of the ACC on TN lesions to determine whether the alleviation of pain affects behavior performance and thalamic neuron signaling...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041787/a-comparative-analysis-of-mycotoxin-contamination-of-supermarket-and-premium-brand-pelleted-dog-food-in-durban-south-africa
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Sanil D Singh, Anil A Chuturgoon
Dry pelleted dog food in the South African market is available via supermarkets, pet stores (standard brands [SBs]) and veterinary channels (premium brands [PBs]). For the purpose of this study, the supermarket channel included the cheaper quality foods and PBs were sold via the veterinary channel (n = 20). These feeds were analysed for four main mycotoxins (aflatoxins [AF], fumonisin [FB], ochratoxin A [OTA] and zearalenone [ZEA]) using standard welldescribed extraction, characterisation and quantitation processes...
October 6, 2017: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
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