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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922391/impedance-biosensor-for-real-time-monitoring-and-prediction-of-thrombotic-individual-profile-in-flowing-blood
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Denise De Zanet, Monica Battiston, Elisabetta Lombardi, Ruben Specogna, Francesco Trevisan, Luigi De Marco, Antonio Affanni, Mario Mazzucato
A new biosensor for the real-time analysis of thrombus formation is reported. The fast and accurate monitoring of the individual thrombotic risk represents a challenge in cardiovascular diagnostics and in treatment of hemostatic diseases. Thrombus volume, as representative index of the related thrombotic status, is usually estimated with confocal microscope at the end of each in vitro experiment, without providing a useful behavioral information of the biological sample such as platelets adhesion and aggregation in flowing blood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921803/the-pathophysiology-of-arterial-vasodilatation-and-hyperdynamic-circulation-in-cirrhosis
#2
Søren Møller, Flemming Bendtsen
Patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension often develop complications from a variety of organ systems leading to a multiple organ failure. The combination of liver failure and portal hypertension result in a hyperdynamic circulatory state partly owing to simultaneous splanchnic and peripheral arterial vasodilatation. Increases in circulatory vasodilators are believed to be due to portosystemic shunting and bacterial translocation leading to redistribution of the blood volume with central hypovolemia. Portal hypertension per se and increased splanchnic blood flow are mainly responsible for the development and perpetuation of the hyperdynamic circulation and the associated changes in cardiovascular function with development of cirrhotic cardiomyopathy, autonomic dysfunction, and renal dysfunction as part of a cardiorenal syndrome...
September 16, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921724/-discrete-peaks-of-excitability-and-map-overlap-reveal-task-specific-organization-of-primary-motor-cortex-for-control-of-human-forearm-muscles
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Hugo Massé-Alarie, Michael J G Bergin, Cyril Schneider, Siobhan Schabrun, Paul W Hodges
The primary motor cortex (M1) presents a somatotopic organization of body parts, but with overlap between muscle/movement representations. This distinct but overlapping M1 organization is believed to be important for individuated control and movement coordination, respectively. Discrete peaks of greater excitability observed within M1 might underpin organization of cortical motor control. This study aimed to examine interactions between M1 representations of synergist and antagonist forearm muscles, compare regions of greater excitability during different functional tasks, and compare characteristics of M1 representation recorded using surface and fine-wire (fw ) electrodes...
September 17, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921674/decline-in-effort-capacity-with-age-echocardiographic-stress-analysis-in-the-elderly
#4
Anat Milman, Gad Keren, Yan Topilsky
BACKGROUND: The present study was designed to assess the underlying mechanism of decline in effort capacity seen with aging. METHODS: We analyzed 250 healthy senior patients (≥65 years) with an ejection fraction ≥60% who underwent a stress echocardiogram test. The seniors (aged 65-94) were divided into 3 equal age groups (groups 1, 2, and 3), and their echo characteristics at rest and peak exercise (measured and calculated) were compared. RESULTS: Diastolic function at rest declined significantly (E lateral, E septal, E/E', A) with age, while other rest parameters were similar...
September 17, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920918/mice-deficient-for-erad-machinery-component-sel1l-develop-central-diabetes-insipidus
#5
Daniel G Bichet, Yoann Lussier
Deficiency of the antidiuretic hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) underlies diabetes insipidus, which is characterized by the excretion of abnormally large volumes of dilute urine and persistent thirst. In this issue of the JCI, Shi et al. report that Sel1L-Hrd1 ER-associated degradation (ERAD) is responsible for the clearance of misfolded pro-arginine vasopressin (proAVP) in the ER. Additionally, mice with Sel1L deficiency, either globally or specifically within AVP-expressing neurons, developed central diabetes insipidus...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919370/with-age-a-lower-individual-breathing-reserve-is-associated-with-a-higher-maximal-heart-rate
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Martin Burtscher, Hannes Gatterer, Martin Faulhaber, Johannes Burtscher
INTRODUCTION: Maximal heart rate (HRmax) is linearly declining with increasing age. Regular exercise training is supposed to partly prevent this decline, whereas sex and habitual physical activity do not. High exercise capacity is associated with a high cardiac output (HR x stroke volume) and high ventilatory requirements. Due to the close cardiorespiratory coupling, we hypothesized that the individual ventilatory response to maximal exercise might be associated with the age-related HRmax...
September 14, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919215/thermo-responsive-in-situ-forming-hydrogels-as-barriers-to-prevent-post-operative-peritendinous-adhesion
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Pang-Yun Chou, Shih-Heng Chen, Chih-Hao Chen, Shih-Hsien Chen, Yi Teng Fong, Jyh-Ping Chen
In this study, we aimed to assess whether thermo-responsive in-situ forming hydrogels based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) could prevent post-operative peritendinous adhesion. The clinical advantages of the thermo-responsive hydrogels are acting as barrier material to block penetration of fibroblasts, providing mobility and flexibility during application and enabling injection through a small opening to fill spaces of any shape after surgery. The thermo-responsiveness of hydrogels was determined to ensure their clinic uses...
September 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918362/there-are-no-no-responders-to-low-or-high-resistance-training-volumes-among-older-women
#8
Matheus de Siqueira Mendes Barbalho, Paulo Gentil, Mikel Izquierdo, James Fisher, James Steele, Rodolfo de Azevedo Raiol
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of non-responders to different tests and to compare the effects of different resistance training (RT) volumes on muscle strength, anthropometric and functional performance of older women. METHODS: Three hundred seventy six women performed 12weeks of RT with either low or high volume (LV, 71.29±5.77years and HV 69.73±5.88years, respectively). Both groups performed the same exercises, and all parameters were held constant except for the number of sets performed per week...
September 13, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918285/controlling-cell-volume-for-efficient-phb-production-by-halomonas
#9
Xiao-Ran Jiang, Zhi-Hao Yao, Guo-Qiang Chen
Bacterial morphology is decided by cytoskeleton protein MreB and cell division protein FtsZ encoded by essential genes mreB and ftsZ, respectively. Inactivating mreB and ftsZ lead to increasing cell sizes and cell lengths, respectively, yet seriously reduce cell growth ability. Here we develop a temperature-responsible plasmid expression system for compensated expression of relevant gene(s) in mreB or ftsZ disrupted recombinants H. campaniensis LS21, allowing mreB or ftsZ disrupted recombinants to grow normally at 30°C in a bioreactor for 12h so that a certain cell density can be reached, followed by 36h cell size expansions or cell shape elongations at elevated 37°C at which the mreB and ftsZ encoded plasmid pTKmf failed to replicate in the recombinants and thus lost themselves...
September 13, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918255/microglia-mediated-baff-baffr-ligation-promotes-neuronal-survival-in-brain-ischemia-injury
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Kai Li, Wei Yu, Rangjuan Cao, Zhihua Zhu, Guoqing Zhao
The innate immune responses of brain to vascular occlusion are primarily orchestrated by activated microglia. However, the roles of microglia in inflammatory responses to brain ischemic injuries are controversial. Here, we report a new mechanism by which microglia confer protective effects on ischemic neuronal cells. We found that under ischemic condition, the B-cell activating factor (BAFF) was vastly upregulated in microglia and this upregulation could at least be attributed to JAK-STAT signaling pathway activated by IFN-γ and IL-10, which were spatio-temporally enriched in I/R injured brain as well...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918080/the-tail-of-two-models-impact-of-circularity-and-biomass-non-homogeneity-on-uv-disinfection-of-wastewater-flocs
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Y Azimi, Y Liu, T C Tan, D G Allen, R R Farnood
The effects of floc structural characteristics, i.e. shape and dense biomass distribution, were evaluated on ultraviolet (UV) disinfection resistance, represented by the tailing level of the UV dose response curve (DRC). Ellipsoid-shaped flocs of similar volume and different projected circularities were constructed in-silico and a mathematical model was developed to compare their UV DRC tailing levels (indicative of UV-resistance). It was found that floc shape can significantly influence tailing level, and rounder flocs (i...
September 6, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917705/long-term-retention-of-ecm-hydrogel-after-implantation-into-a-sub-acute-stroke-cavity-reduces-lesion-volume
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Harmanvir Ghuman, Madeline Gerwig, Francesca J Nicholls, Jessie Liu, Julia Donnelly, Stephen F Badylak, Michel Modo
Salvaging or functional replacement of damaged tissue caused by stroke in the brain remains a major therapeutic challenge. In situ gelation and retention of a hydrogel bioscaffold composed of 8 mg/mL extracellular matrix (ECM) can induce a robust invasion of cells within 24 hours and potentially promote a structural remodeling to replace lost tissue. Herein, we demonstrate a long-term retention of ECM hydrogel within the lesion cavity. A decrease of approximately 32% of ECM volume is observed over 12 weeks...
September 13, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917434/quantitative-analysis-of-four-protein-biomarkers-an-automated-microfluidic-cartridge-based-method-and-its-comparison-to-colorimetric-elisa
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REVIEW
Mark Dysinger, Greg Marusov, Stephanie Fraser
Biomarker quantitation with ligand binding assays has matured greatly in recent years. This maturation has been partly in response to demands for more data points from fewer samples or less available sample volume. Multiplexing offers opportunities to acquire data for multiple analytes from single sample assay iterations, but has its own unique challenges and limitations. ProteinSimple has developed Simple Plex™, an automated immunoassay platform consisting of microfluidic cartridge-based assays run on the Ella instrument...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917176/health-based-ingestion-exposure-guidelines-for-vibrio-cholerae-technical-basis-for-water-reuse-applications
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Annetta P Watson, Anthony Q Armstrong, George H White, Brandolyn H Thran
U.S. military and allied contingency operations are increasingly occurring in locations with limited, unstable or compromised fresh water supplies. Non-potable graywater reuse is currently under assessment as a viable means to increase mission sustainability while significantly reducing the resources, logistics and attack vulnerabilities posed by transport of fresh water. Development of health-based (non-potable) exposure guidelines for the potential microbial components of graywater would provide a logical and consistent human-health basis for water reuse strategies...
September 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916914/the-effects-of-protein-and-fiber-content-on-gut-structure-and-function-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Samantha C Leigh, Bao-Quang Nguyen-Phuc, Donovan P German
Chemical reactor theory (CRT) suggests that the digestive tract functions as a chemical reactor for processing food. Presumably, gut structure and function should match diet to ensure adequate nutrient and energy uptake to maintain performance. Within CRT, dietary biochemical composition is the most important factor affecting gut structure and function in vertebrates. We fed Danio rerio (zebrafish) diets ranging from high- to moderate- to low-quality (i.e., ranging from high-protein, low-fiber to low-protein, high-fiber), and observed how gut length and surface area, as well as the activity levels of digestive enzymes (amylase, maltase, trypsin, aminopeptidase, and lipase) shifted in response to these dietary changes...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916531/diabetes-prediabetes-and-brain-volumes-and-subclinical-cerebrovascular-disease-on-mri-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-neurocognitive-study-aric-ncs
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Andrea L C Schneider, Elizabeth Selvin, A Richey Sharrett, Michael Griswold, Josef Coresh, Clifford R Jack, David Knopman, Thomas Mosley, Rebecca F Gottesman
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations of prediabetes, diabetes, and diabetes severity (as assessed by HbA1c and diabetes duration) with brain volumes and vascular pathology on brain MRI and to assess whether the associations of diabetes with brain volumes are mediated by brain vascular pathology. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 1,713 participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study (mean age 75 years, 60% female, 27% black, 30% prediabetes, and 35% diabetes) who underwent 3T brain MRI scans in 2011-2013...
September 15, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916394/a-useful-strategy-based-on-chromatographic-data-combined-with-quality-by-design-approach-for-food-analysis-applications-the-case-study-of-furanic-derivatives-in-sugarcane-honey
#17
Pedro Silva, Catarina L Silva, Rosa Perestrelo, Fernando M Nunes, José S Câmara
Sugarcane honey (SCH) is one of the Madeira Island products par excellence and it is now popular worldwide. Its sui generis and peculiar sensory properties, explained by a variety of volatile compounds including furanic derivatives (FDs), arise mainly from manufacturing and storage conditions. A simple high-throughput approach based on semi-automatic microextraction by packed sorbent (MEPS) combined with ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) was developed and validated for identification and quantification of target FDs in sugarcane honey...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916388/differential-effects-of-fxr-or-tgr5-activation-in-cholangiocarcinoma-progression
#18
O Erice, I Labiano, A Arbelaiz, A Santos-Laso, P Munoz-Garrido, R Jimenez-Agüero, P Olaizola, A Caro-Maldonado, N Martín-Martín, A Carracedo, E Lozano, J J Marin, C J O'Rourke, J B Andersen, J Llop, V Gómez-Vallejo, D Padro, A Martin, M Marzioni, L Adorini, M Trauner, L Bujanda, M J Perugorria, J M Banales
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an aggressive tumor type affecting cholangiocytes. CCAs frequently arise under certain cholestatic liver conditions. Intrahepatic accumulation of bile acids may facilitate cocarcinogenic effects by triggering an inflammatory response and cholangiocyte proliferation. Here, the role of bile acid receptors FXR and TGR5 in CCA progression was evaluated. METHODS: FXR and TGR5 expression was determined in human CCA tissues and cell lines...
September 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916179/a-comparison-of-inhomogeneous-magnetization-transfer-myelin-volume-fraction-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-measures-in-healthy-children
#19
REVIEW
Bryce L Geeraert, R Marc Lebel, Alyssa C Mah, Sean C Deoni, David C Alsop, Gopal Varma, Catherine Lebel
Sensitive and specific biomarkers of myelin can help define baseline brain health and development, identify and monitor disease pathology, and evaluate response to treatment where myelin content is affected. Diffusion measures such as radial diffusivity (RD) are commonly used to assess myelin content, but are not specific to myelin. Inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT) and multicomponent driven equilibrium single-pulse observation of T1 and T2 (mcDESPOT) offer quantitative parameters (qihMT and myelin volume fraction/VFm, respectively) which are suggested to have improved sensitivity to myelin...
September 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915731/investigating-alkylsilane-monolayer-tribology-at-a-single-asperity-contact-with-molecular-dynamics-simulation
#20
Andrew Z Summers, Christopher R Iacovella, Peter T Cummings, Clare McCabe
Chemisorbed monolayer films are known to possess favorable characteristics for nanoscale lubrication of micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS). Prior studies have shown that the friction observed for monolayer-coated surfaces features a strong dependence on the geometry of contact. Specifically, tip-like geometries have been shown to penetrate into monolayer films, inducing defects in the monolayer chains and leading to plowing mechanisms during shear, which result in higher coefficients of friction (COF) than those observed for planar geometries...
September 15, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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