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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109142/-changes-and-role-evaluation-of-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-1%C3%AE-in-lung-tissues-of-ards-mice
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Jianing Liang, Qianqian Zhou, Tianxiang Zhang, Xiaosu Wang, Liqiang Song
Objective To study the expression levels of TNF-α and IL-1β in the lung tissues of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) mice and their relationships with the severity of lung injury in the mice. Methods A mouse model of ARDS was induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The morphological changes of lung tissue was observed by HE staining, and the lung injury score was calculated. Quantitative real-time PCR was employed to detect the mRNA expression levels of TNF-α and IL-1β in lung tissues and ELISA was performed to test the protein levels of TNF-α and IL-1β in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF)...
February 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109103/-value-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-1-h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-and-3d-whole-brain-arterial-spin-labeling-in-the-diagnosis-of-medulloblastoma
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Dong-Liang Cheng, Wen-Sheng Wang, Yi-Xin Hu, Meng-Lin Chen, Ge Wen, Li-Na Cheng, Jing Wu, Liu-Qing Yan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), (1)H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) and 3D whole-brain arterial spin labeling (3D ASL) in the diagnosis of medulloblastoma in the posterior cranial fossa. METHODS: The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of 16 patients with pathologically confirmed medulloblastoma in the posterior cranial fossa were analyzed retrospectively. All the patients were examined with plane and enhanced brain MRI scans; 5 patients also underwent examinations with DWI, 12 with MRS, and 5 with 3D ASL...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109101/-fgf-2-pela-bmp-2-microcapsule-scaffold-promotes-osteogenic-differentiation-of-rat-periosteum-derived-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Jie Yin, Su-Jun Qiu, Jun-Huai Gao, Sheng-Li Zhao, Shao-Xiong Min
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of a microencapsule scaffold capable of sustained release of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) in promoting the osteogenic differentiation of rat periosteum-derived stem cells (PDSCs) in vitro. METHODS: PDSCs from 4-week-old SD rats, after identification of the surface markers using flow cytometry, were induced to differentiate into osteoblast, chondroblast, and adipocyte lineages. The differentiated cells were verified by staining with Alizarin red, toluidine blue, alcian blue, oil red O and by immunofluorescence assay...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108852/missing-the-target-the-neural-processing-underlying-the-omission-error
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Rinaldo Livio Perri, Donatella Spinelli, Francesco Di Russo
The omissions are infrequent errors consisting in missing responses to the target stimuli. This is the first study aimed at investigating the brain activities associated with omissions in a decision-making task. We recorded event-related potentials (ERPs) in 12 subjects which reported a suitable number of omissions in a visual go/no-go task. We investigated both the pre- and post-stimulus brain activities associated with correct and omitted trials. The electrical neuroimaging technique (BESA) was adopted to extract the anterior insula (aIns) activity associated with the prefrontal P2 component (pP2) peaking about 300 ms after the stimulus and reflecting the stimulus-response mapping process...
January 20, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108660/from-benchmarking-hits-clip-peak-detection-programs-to-a-new-method-for-identification-of-mirna-binding-sites-from-ago2-clip-data
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Silvia Bottini, Nedra Hamouda-Tekaya, Bogdan Tanasa, Laure-Emmanuelle Zaragosi, Valerie Grandjean, Emanuela Repetto, Michele Trabucchi
Experimental evidence indicates that about 60% of miRNA-binding activity does not follow the canonical rule about the seed matching between miRNA and target mRNAs, but rather a non-canonical miRNA targeting activity outside the seed or with a seed-like motifs. Here, we propose a new unbiased method to identify canonical and non-canonical miRNA-binding sites from peaks identified by Ago2 Cross-Linked ImmunoPrecipitation associated to high-throughput sequencing (CLIP-seq). Since the quality of peaks is of pivotal importance for the final output of the proposed method, we provide a comprehensive benchmarking of four peak detection programs, namely CIMS, PIPE-CLIP, Piranha and Pyicoclip, on four publicly available Ago2-HITS-CLIP datasets and one unpublished in-house Ago2-dataset in stem cells...
January 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108000/evaluating-and-modeling-the-effects-of-surface-sampling-factors-on-the-recovery-of-organic-chemical-attribution-signatures-using-the-accelerated-diffusion-sampler-and-solvent-extraction
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Kai-For Mo, Alejandro Heredia-Langner, Carlos G Fraga
In this study, an experimental design matrix was created and executed to test the effects of various real-world factors on the ability of (1) the accelerated diffusion sampler with solid phase micro-extraction (ADS-SPME) and (2) solvent extraction to capture organic chemical attribution signatures (CAS) from dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP) spiked onto painted wall board (PWB) surfaces. The DMMP CAS organic impurities sampled by ADS-SPME and solvent extraction were analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107989/adsorption-and-deposition-assisted-anodic-stripping-voltammetry-for-determination-of-antimony-iii-in-presence-of-hematoxylin-on-glassy-carbon-electrode
#7
Hanife Vardar Sezgin, Yusuf Dilgin, H İsmet Gökçel
A validated simple, reliable and sensitive adsorptive anodic stripping voltammetric procedure is suggested for the accurate determination of antimony(III) on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) in the presence of hematoxylin (HT), used as a chemical receptor in antimony analysis for the first time. Under optimized conditions, the plot of stripping peak current versus Sb(III) concentration showed two dynamic linear ranges, 1.0×10(-4) - 0.01µm (R(2) =0.9986) and 0.01 - 1.0µm (R(2) =0.9973) with a detection limit of 9...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107941/mil-101-cr-as-matrix-for-sensitive-detection-of-quercetin-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Guobin Han, Qiaoling Zeng, Zhongwei Jiang, Tiantian Xing, Chengzhi Huang, Yuanfang Li
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) has been proven as a useful and advanced technique in the identification of polymers and proteins. However, MALDI-TOF-MS still has the unavoidable drawback of self-signal interference with traditional organic matrices, which could suppress and overlap with the analyte signals in the low-mass region. In this work, MIL-101(Cr), a kind of metal-organic frameworks which possess high molecular weight, π-conjugated 3-D structure, coordinately unsaturated chromium sites (CUS) and strong absorption in the UV range, was employed to replace traditional organic matrices, and it was found that MIL-101(Cr) can dramatically eliminate the background peaks, showing high signal-to-noise level in the analysis of small molecules...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107933/graphene-like-carbon-nanosheets-as-a-new-electrode-material-for-electrochemical-determination-of-hydroquinone-and-catechol
#9
Hongmei Jiang, Shuqin Wang, Wenfang Deng, Youming Zhang, Yueming Tan, Qingji Xie, Ming Ma
We report here graphene-like carbon nanosheets (GCN) as a new electrode material for the electrochemical determination of hydroquinone (HQ) and catechol (CC). The GCN were prepared from maltose using ammonia chloride as a blowing agent and cobalt nitrate as a graphitization catalyst precursor. The as-prepared GCN material shows high graphitization degree, abundant porosity, and large specific surface area. Two well-separated anodic peaks for HQ and CC are obtained at GCN modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE) with a peak-to-peak separation of 118mV...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107931/powder-x-ray-diffraction-detection-on-a-paper-based-platform
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Liangfei Ouyang, Qian Liu, Chaoping Xu, Changgui Liu, Heng Liang
We developed paper-based powder X-ray diffraction (PP-XRD) to implement phase identification and/or crystal structure determination on paper-based platforms. These aims are not possible with other paper-based detectors, such as Raman spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. PP-XRD overcomes these limitations. Here we reported the simple and low-cost in situ PP-XRD protocol for phase identifications of inorganic and organic materials. We demonstrated that sample amounts of lead nitrate on paper substrate can be reduced into 1/30 of conventional ones by using the standard glass substrate at the same signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of the X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107929/highly-sensitive-aptasensor-based-on-synergetic-catalysis-activity-of-mos2-au-he-composite-using-cdna-au-god-for-signal-amplification
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Hai-Yan Song, Tian-Fang Kang, Li-Ping Lu, Shui-Yuan Cheng
Single or few-layer nanosheets of MoS2 (MoS2 nanosheets) and a composite composed of MoS2 nanosheets, Au nanoparticles (AuNPs) and hemin (HE) (denoted as MoS2-Au-HE) were prepared. The composites possessed high synergetic catalysis activity towards the electroreduction of hydrogen peroxide. Furthermore, glucose oxidase (GOD) and AuNPs were used as marker of the complementary DNA (cDNA) strand of kanamycin aptamer to prepare a conjugate (reffered as cDNA-Au-GOD) that was designed as the signal probe. Both cDNA-Au-GOD and MoS2-Au-HE were applied to fabricate aptasensor for kanamycin...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107925/green-synthesized-co-nanoparticles-doped-amino-graphene-modified-electrode-and-its-application-towards-determination-of-baicalin
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Kai Sheng, Lu Wang, Huichao Li, Lina Zou, Baoxian Ye
The present paper reported an one-pot synthesis of Co nanoparticles doped amino-graphene nanocomposites (Co-amino-Gr), involving in situ generation of Co nanoparticles (NPs). The simultaneous reduction of graphene oxide (GO) and Co(2+) to produce Co-amino-Gr had been achieved under mild reaction conditions using an environmentally benign reducing agent, glycine. By combining the merits of amino-Gr and the Co NPs, a highly sensitive electrochemical sensor was erected to detect baicalin based on the Co-amino-Gr nanocomposites...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107924/effective-covalent-immobilization-of-quinone-and-aptamer-onto-a-gold-electrode-via-thiol-addition-for-sensitive-and-selective-protein-biosensing
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Zhaohong Su, Haitao Xu, Xiaolin Xu, Yi Zhang, Yan Ma, Chaorong Li, Qingji Xie
Effective covalent immobilization of quinone and aptamer onto a gold electrode via thiol addition (a Michael addition) for sensitive and selective protein (with thrombin as the model) biosensing is reported, with a detection limit down to 20 fM for thrombin. Briefly, the thiol addition reaction of a gold electrode-supported 1,6-hexanedithiol (HDT) with p-benzoquinone (BQ) yielded BQ-HDT/Au, and the similar reaction of thiolated thrombin aptamer (TTA) with activated BQ-HDT/Au under 0.3V led to formation of a gold electrode-supported novel electrochemical probe TTA-BQ-HDT/Au...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107772/a-preliminary-randomized-controlled-trial-of-contingency-management-for-alcohol-use-reduction-using-a-transdermal-alcohol-sensor
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Nancy P Barnett, Mark A Celio, Jennifer W Tidey, James G Murphy, Suzanne M Colby, Robert M Swift
AIMS: We tested the efficacy of daily contingent reinforcement for reducing alcohol use compared with (yoked) noncontingent reinforcement (NR) using a transdermal alcohol sensor to detect alcohol use. DESIGN: Pilot randomized controlled design with one baseline week, three intervention weeks, and one-month follow up. SETTING: New England, USA. PARTICIPANTS: Heavy drinking adults (47% female) not seeking treatment were randomized to 1) an escalating schedule of cash reinforcement (CR; n =15) for days on which alcohol was neither reported nor detected or 2) yoked NR (n =15)...
January 20, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107701/simultaneous-determination-of-amantadine-rimantadine-and-memantine-in-processed-products-chicken-tissues-and-eggs-by-liquid-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Yumi Tsuruoka, Takayuki Nakajima, Maki Kanda, Hiroshi Hayashi, Yoko Matsushima, Souichi Yoshikawa, Marie Nagata, Hiroshi Koike, Chieko Nagano, Kotaro Sekimura, Tsuneo Hashimoto, Ichiro Takano, Tetsuya Shindo
A simultaneous determination of amantadine, rimantadine, and memantine in processed products (deep-fried chicken, fried chicken, fried quail egg, and grilled chicken) with liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was developed. This new method was also applicable for chicken tissue (muscle, liver, and gizzard) and eggs. The chromatographic separation was performed on a Kinetex(®) XB-C18 core-shell technology column using a mobile phase of acetonitrile and 0.1% formic acid in a 10mmol/L ammonium formate solution, resulting in the complete separation of isomers (rimantadine and memantine) and any other obstructive peaks from the sample matrices...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107539/towards-cost-effective-operational-monitoring-systems-for-complex-waters-analyzing-small-scale-coastal-processes-with-optical-transmissometry
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Marta Ramírez-Pérez, Rafael Gonçalves-Araujo, Sonja Wiegmann, Elena Torrecilla, Raul Bardaji, Rüdiger Röttgers, Astrid Bracher, Jaume Piera
The detection and prediction of changes in coastal ecosystems require a better understanding of the complex physical, chemical and biological interactions, which involves that observations should be performed continuously. For this reason, there is an increasing demand for small, simple and cost-effective in situ sensors to analyze complex coastal waters at a broad range of scales. In this context, this study seeks to explore the potential of beam attenuation spectra, c(λ), measured in situ with an advanced-technology optical transmissometer, for assessing temporal and spatial patterns in the complex estuarine waters of Alfacs Bay (NW Mediterranean) as a test site...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107351/high-concentrations-of-angiopoietin-like-protein-4-detected-in-serum-from-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-can-be-explained-by-non-specific-antibody-reactivity
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Elena Makoveichuk, Toralph Ruge, Solveig Nilsson, Anna Södergren, Gunilla Olivecrona
Angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4) is suggested to be a master regulator of plasma triglyceride metabolism. Our aim was to study whether the previously reported high levels of ANGPTL4 detected in serum from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by ELISA was due to any specific molecular form of this protein (oligomers, monomers or fragments). ANGPTL4 levels were first determined in serum from 68 RA patients and 43 age and sex matched control subjects and the mean values differed by a factor of 5.0. Then, ANGPTL4 was analyzed after size exclusion chromatography (SEC) of serum samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106825/snr-and-standard-deviation-of-cgnss-r-and-ignss-r-scatterometric-measurements
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Alberto Alonso-Arroyo, Jorge Querol, Carlos Lopez-Martinez, Valery U Zavorotny, Hyuk Park, Daniel Pascual, Raul Onrubia, Adriano Camps
This work addresses the accuracy of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)-Reflectometry (GNSS-R) scatterometric measurements considering the presence of both coherent and incoherent scattered components, for both conventional GNSS-R (cGNSS-R) and interferometric GNSS-R (iGNSS-R) techniques. The coherent component is present for some type of surfaces, and it has been neglected until now because it vanishes for the sea surface scattering case. Taking into account the presence of both scattering components, the estimated Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) for both techniques is computed based on the detectability criterion, as it is done in conventional GNSS applications...
January 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106279/a-rapid-electrochemical-monitoring-platform-for-sensitive-determination-of-thiamethoxam-based-on-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-graphene-composite
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XingChen Zhai, Hua Zhang, Min Zhang, Xin Yang, Cheng Gu, GuoPeng Zhou, Haitian Zhao, Zhenyu Wang, Aijun Dong, Jing Wang
A rapid monitoring platform for sensitive voltammetric detection of thiamethoxam (TMX) residues was reported in the present study. The β-cyclodextrin-reduced graphene oxide composite (β-CD-rGO) was used as a reinforcing material in electrochemical determination of TMX. Compared with bare glassy carbon electrode (GCE), the reduction peak currents of TMX at rGO/GCE and β-CD-rGO/GCE were increased by 70 and 124 folds, respectively. The experimental conditions influencing voltammetric determination of TMX, such as the amount of β-CD-rGO, solution pH, temperature and time on accumulation, were optimized...
January 20, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105912/dgw-an-exploratory-data-analysis-tool-for-clustering-and-visualisation-of-epigenomic-marks
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Saulius Lukauskas, Roberto Visintainer, Guido Sanguinetti, Gabriele B Schweikert
BACKGROUND: Functional genomic and epigenomic research relies fundamentally on sequencing based methods like ChIP-seq for the detection of DNA-protein interactions. These techniques return large, high dimensional data sets with visually complex structures, such as multi-modal peaks extended over large genomic regions. Current tools for visualisation and data exploration represent and leverage these complex features only to a limited extent. RESULTS: We present DGW, an open source software package for simultaneous alignment and clustering of multiple epigenomic marks...
December 13, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
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