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I Caglar Tanrikulu, Audrey Forticaux, Song Jin, Ronald T Raines
Sticky-ended DNA duplexes can associate spontaneously into long double helices; however, such self-assembly is much less developed with proteins. Collagen is the most prevalent component of the extracellular matrix and a common clinical biomaterial. As for natural DNA, the ~10(3)-residue triple helices (~300 nm) of natural collagen are recalcitrant to chemical synthesis. Here we show how the self-assembly of short collagen-mimetic peptides (CMPs) can enable the fabrication of synthetic collagen triple helices that are nearly a micrometre in length...
November 2016: Nature Chemistry
K S Rock, R J Quinnell, G F Medley, O Courtenay
The leishmaniases comprise a complex of diseases characterized by clinical outcomes that range from self-limiting to chronic, and disfiguring and stigmatizing to life threatening. Diagnostic methods, treatments, and vector and reservoir control options exist, but deciding the most effective interventions requires a quantitative understanding of the population level infection and disease dynamics. The effectiveness of any set of interventions has to be determined within the context of operational conditions, including economic and political commitment...
2016: Advances in Parasitology
J Trnka, M Špaček, V Šírová, P Mitáš, G Hodková, J Kubinyi, R Špunda, J Lindner
BACKGROUND: Hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion is used to treat irresectable extremity malignancies. It is based on the following principle - the perfusion of the extremity is isolated from systemic circulation and connected to an extra-corporal circuit via which a very high concentration of a chemotherapeutic agent is administered into the blood compartment of the extremity. In some cases, treatment efficiency can be improved using tasonermin (a TNF-α agent). By itself, tasonermin can cause severe health complications in patients if leakage into systemic circulation results in a level that exceeds the maximally tolerated dose...
2016: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
A R Alpysova, Yu V Subbota, A K Adambekova, N T Telembetov, M Maratkyzy
AIM: To analyze the management of patients with associated complications from hypertension to improve prehospital therapeutic and diagnostic care. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The accounts and records (125,905 calling cards over 2012-2014) of the Statistics Division, Karaganda Regional First Aid Station, were used. The methods of clinical and mathematical analysis were applied. RESULTS: There was an annual increase in the number of calls for all cases of hypertension complications in relation to the higher rate of hospitalization by 2014...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
A De, K Maity, Soovoojeet Jana, M Maiti
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a public health problem that threats the entire world today. Japanese Encephalitis virus (JEV) mostly became a threat due to the significant number of increase of susceptible mosquito vectors and vertebrate hosts in Asia by which around 70,000 cases and 10,000 deaths per year took place in children below 15 years of age. In this paper, a mathematical model of JE due to JEV from the vector source (infected mosquito) and two vertebrate hosts (infected human and infected pig) is formulated...
October 1, 2016: Mathematical Biosciences
Jeremy R Everett
Variable patient responses to drugs are a key issue for medicine and for drug discovery and development. Personalized medicine, that is the selection of medicines for subgroups of patients so as to maximize drug efficacy and minimize toxicity, is a key goal of twenty-first century healthcare. Currently, most personalized medicine paradigms rely on clinical judgment based on the patient's history, and on the analysis of the patients' genome to predict drug effects i.e., pharmacogenomics. However, variability in patient responses to drugs is dependent upon many environmental factors to which human genomics is essentially blind...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
James R Kiger, David J Annibale
CONTEXT: The problems associated with generating a collaborative ranked preference list represent a common source of dilemma in academic medicine and medical education. Such issues present during the process of choosing among applicants to medical schools, during the selection of postgraduate trainees, and in the course of performance assessments and the prioritising of financial expenditures. Currently, most institutions use pseudo-quantitative methods, such as the averaging of scores awarded on an arbitrary scale...
October 2016: Medical Education
Elliot B Bodofsky, Stephen J Cohen, Rohini J Kumar, Adam Schindelheim, John Gaughan
PURPOSE: To prove that the relationship between sensory latencies and amplitudes is useful in determining the severity of neuropathies. This is achieved by deriving a mathematical relationship between sensory distal latency and amplitude. Determine whether sensory amplitudes below predicted correlate with a worse pathology. PROCEDURES: Patients seen for Nerve Conduction Studies by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Cooper University Hospital between 12/1/12 and 12/31/14 were invited to participate in a prospective database...
August 28, 2016: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
G L Drusano
Because of our current crisis of resistance, particularly in nosocomial pathogens, the discovery and development of new antimicrobial agents has become a societal imperative. Changes in regulatory pathways by the Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency place great emphasis on the use of preclinical models coupled with pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic analysis to rapidly and safely move new molecular entities with activity against multi-resistant pathogens through the approval process and into the treatment of patients...
August 27, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
David T Mage, Maria Luisa Latorre, Alejandro G Jenik, E Maria Donner
INTRODUCTION: The cause of the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is perhaps the oldest of unsolved mysteries of medicine, possibly dating back to Exodus in Biblical times when Egyptian children died in their sleep as if from a plague. It occurs when infants die unexpectedly with no sufficient cause of death found in a forensic autopsy, including death scene investigation and review of medical history. That SIDS is an X-linked recessive death from infectious respiratory disease of a physiologically anemic infant and not a simple anomalous cardiac or neurological condition is an extraordinary claim that requires extraordinary evidence...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
Cesar Pichardo-Almarza, Vanessa Diaz-Zuccarini
Current computational and mathematical tools are demonstrating the high value of using systems modeling approaches (e.g. Quantitative Systems Pharmacology) to understand the effect of a given compound on the biological and physiological mechanisms related to a specific disease. This review provides a short survey of the evolution of the mathematical approaches used to understand the effect of particular cholesterol-lowering drugs, from pharmaco-kinetic (PK) / pharmaco-dynamic (PD) models, through physiologically base pharmacokinetic models (PBPK) to QSP...
September 4, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Srdjan Kesić
This study explores the conceptual history of systems biology and its impact on philosophical and scientific conceptions of reductionism, antireductionism and emergence. Development of systems biology at the beginning of 21st century transformed biological science. Systems biology is a new holistic approach or strategy how to research biological organisms, developed through three phases. The first phase was completed when molecular biology transformed into systems molecular biology. Prior to the second phase, convergence between applied general systems theory and nonlinear dynamics took place, hence allowing the formation of systems mathematical biology...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Joseph F Standing
Understanding the dose-concentration-effect relationship is a fundamental component of clinical pharmacology. Interpreting data arising from observations of this relationship requires the use of mathematical models; that is pharmacokinetic (PK) models to describe the relationship between dose and concentration and pharmacodynamic (PD) models describing the relationship between concentration and effect. Drug development requires several iterations of pharmacometric model-informed learning and confirming. This includes modelling to understand the dose-response in pre-clinical studies, deriving a safe dose for first-in-man, and the overall analysis of Phase I/II data to optimise the dose for safety and efficacy in Phase III pivotal trials...
August 27, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Cindy Thamrin, Urs Frey, David A Kaminsky, Helen K Reddel, Andrew J E Seely, Béla Suki, Peter J Sterk
Respiratory diseases are highly complex, being driven by host-environment interactions and manifested by inflammatory, structural and functional abnormalities that vary over time. Traditional reductionist approaches have contributed vastly to our knowledge of biological systems in health and disease to date; however, they are insufficient to provide an understanding of the behavior of the system as a whole. In this Pulmonary Perspective article, we discuss systems biology approaches, especially but not limited to the study of the lung as a complex system...
August 24, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
C C Drovandi, N Cusimano, S Psaltis, B A J Lawson, A N Pettitt, P Burrage, K Burrage
Between-subject and within-subject variability is ubiquitous in biology and physiology, and understanding and dealing with this is one of the biggest challenges in medicine. At the same time, it is difficult to investigate this variability by experiments alone. A recent modelling and simulation approach, known as population of models (POM), allows this exploration to take place by building a mathematical model consisting of multiple parameter sets calibrated against experimental data. However, finding such sets within a high-dimensional parameter space of complex electrophysiological models is computationally challenging...
August 2016: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
Andreas Porse, Kristian Schønning, Christian Munck, Morten O A Sommer
Large conjugative plasmids are important drivers of bacterial evolution and contribute significantly to the dissemination of antibiotic resistance. Although plasmid borne multidrug resistance is recognized as one of the main challenges in modern medicine, the adaptive forces shaping the evolution of these plasmids within pathogenic hosts are poorly understood. Here we study plasmid-host adaptations following transfer of a 73 kb conjugative multidrug resistance plasmid to naïve clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli...
November 2016: Molecular Biology and Evolution
Christian Niehage, Jana Karbanová, Charlotte Steenblock, Denis Corbeil, Bernard Hoflack
Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are promising tools for regenerative medicine. They can be isolated from different sources based on their plastic-adherence property. The identification of reliable cell surface markers thus becomes the Holy Grail for their prospective isolation. Here, we determine the cell surface proteomes of human dental pulp-derived MSCs isolated from single donors after culture expansion in low (2%) or high (10%) serum-containing media. Cell surface proteins were tagged on intact cells using cell impermeable, cleavable sulfo-NHS-SS-biotin, which allows their enrichment by streptavidin pull-down...
2016: PloS One
Jingxiang Pang, Xiaoyan Zhu, Yanli Liu, Jialei Fu, Xiaolei Zhao, Meina Yang, Eduard van Wijk, Mei Wang, Xiaoyan Nie, Jinxiang Han
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) plays a critical role in healthcare; however, it lacks scientific evidence to support the multidimensional therapeutic effects. These effects are based on experience, and, to date, there is no advanced tool to evaluate these experience based effects. In the current study, Chinese herbal materials classified with different cold and heat therapeutic properties, based on Chinese medicine principles, were investigated using spectral distribution, as well as the decay probability distribution based on delayed luminescence (DL)...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Nan Zhou, Chang Liu, Shijie Lv, Dongsheng Sun, Qinglong Qiao, Rui Zhang, Yang Liu, Jing Xiao, Guangwei Sun
Gelatin hydrogel has great potential in regenerative medicine. The degradation of gelatin hydrogel is important to control the release profile of encapsulated biomolecules and regulate in vivo tissue repair process. As a plasticizer, PEG can significantly improve the mechanical property of gelatin hydrogel. However, how preparation parameters affect the degradation rate of gelatin-PEG composite hydrogel is still not clear. In this study, the significant effect factor, glutaraldehyde (GA) concentration, was confirmed by means of Plackett-Burman method...
July 28, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Li Wang, Hai-Long Wu, Xiao-Li Yin, Yong Hu, Hui-Wen Gu, Ru-Qin Yu
A chemometrics-assisted excitation-emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence method is presented for simultaneous determination of umbelliferone and scopoletin in Tibetan medicine Saussurea laniceps (SL) and traditional Chinese medicine Radix angelicae pubescentis (RAP). Using the strategy of combining EEM fluorescence data with second-order calibration method based on the alternating trilinear decomposition (ATLD) algorithm, the simultaneous quantification of umbelliferone and scopoletin in the two different complex systems was achieved successfully, even in the presence of potential interferents...
January 5, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
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