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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335347/the-dispersion-state-of-tangled-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-affects-their-cytotoxicity
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Chika Kuroda, Hisao Haniu, Kumiko Ajima, Manabu Tanaka, Atsushi Sobajima, Haruka Ishida, Tamotsu Tsukahara, Yoshikazu Matsuda, Kaoru Aoki, Hiroyuki Kato, Naoto Saito
The medical applications of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have garnered much attention. However, evaluating the safety of CNTs remains difficult, and no consensus has been reached. Moreover, assessing the biosafety of multi-walled CNTs (MWCNTs), which can become tangled during manufacturing, is challenging because they do not readily disperse. We studied how the dispersion state of tangled MWCNTs affects their cytotoxicity, using three sonicators. Flotube 9110 (FT9110), tangled MWCNTs, were dispersed in two dispersants (fetal bovine serum and polysorbate 80) using a new type of sonicator (PR-1) and two conventional sonicators...
November 19, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331641/penicillin-susceptible-oxidase-negative-nonhemolytic-nonmotile-bacillus-megaterium-in-disguise-of-bacillus-anthracis
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Shih Keng Loong, Boon Teong Teoh, Jefree Johari, Chee Sieng Khor, Juraina Abd-Jamil, Siti Sarah Nor'e, Nur Izyan Samsudin, Noor Syahida Azizan, Che Norainon Yaacob, Asma Anati CheMatSeri, Nur Hidayana Mahfodz, Sazaly AbuBakar
Bacillus anthracis is a bacterial pathogen of major concern. The spores of this bacteria can survive harsh environmental conditions for extended periods and are well recognized as a potential bioterror weapon with significant implications. Accurate and timely identification of this Bacillus species in the diagnostic laboratory is essential for disease and public health management. Biosafety Level 3 measures and ciprofloxacin treatment were instituted when B. anthracis was suspected from a patient with gangrenous foot...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331308/highly-effective-photothermal-chemotherapy-with-ph-responsive-polymer-coated-drug-loaded-melanin-like-nanoparticles
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Chengwei Zhang, Xiaozhi Zhao, Suhan Guo, Tingsheng Lin, Hongqian Guo
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter commonly used in clinical treatment. Polydopamine (PDA) has excellent histocompatibility and biosafety and can efficiently convert near-infrared reflection (NIR) to thermal energy. In this study, PDA was used as a promising carrier, and pH-responsive polymer-coated drug-loaded PDA nanoparticles (NPs; doxorubicin@ poly(allylamine)-citraconic anhydride [Dox@PAH-cit]/PDA NPs) were developed. As expected, the Dox@PAH-cit/PDA NPs exhibited excellent photothermal efficiency. In addition, at a low pH condition, the loaded Dox was released from the NPs due to the amide hydrolysis of PAH-cit...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325777/intratracheal-seal-disc-a-novel-tracheostoma-closure-device
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Karen J Christiansen, Niels Moeslund, Henrik Lauridsen, Louise Devantier, Marianne C Rohde, Benedict Kjœrgaard, Michael Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy decannulation is accompanied by several clinical concerns due to air leakage. In this study, we introduced a novel tracheostoma closure device that facilitates the use of noninvasive ventilation, improvement of pulmonary function, and vocalization in the newly decannulated patient. The biosafety and feasibility of the device were evaluated in an animal model. METHODS: Five Danish Landrace pigs were subjected to tracheostomy followed by decannulation and insertion of the tracheostoma closure device...
March 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325279/gene-is-time-efficient-and-accurate-analysis-of-viral-integration-events-in-large-scale-gene-therapy-data
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Saira Afzal, Stefan Wilkening, Christof von Kalle, Manfred Schmidt, Raffaele Fronza
Integration site profiling and clonality analysis of viral vector distribution in gene therapy is a key factor to monitor the fate of gene-corrected cells, assess the risk of malignant transformation, and establish vector biosafety. We developed the Genome Integration Site Analysis Pipeline (GENE-IS) for highly time-efficient and accurate detection of next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based viral vector integration sites (ISs) in gene therapy data. It is the first available tool with dual analysis mode that allows IS analysis both in data generated by PCR-based methods, such as linear amplification method PCR (LAM-PCR), and by rapidly evolving targeted sequencing (e...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316447/knowledge-and-practice-of-biosafety-precautions-in-a-developing-tertiary-care-institute-of-north-india
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Anju Dubey, Atul Sonker
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January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316015/expression-and-characterization-of-codon-optimized-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-virus-gn-glycoprotein-in-insect-cells
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Mehdi Rahpeyma, Alireza Samarbaf-Zadeh, Manoochehr Makvandi, Ata A Ghadiri, Stuart D Dowall, Fatemeh Fotouhi
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is a major cause of tick-borne viral hemorrhagic disease in the world. Despite of its importance as a deadly pathogen, there is currently no licensed vaccine against CCHF disease. The attachment glycoprotein of CCHFV (Gn) is a potentially important target for protective antiviral immune responses. To characterize the expression of recombinant CCHFV Gn in an insect-cell-based system, we developed a gene expression system expressing the full-length coding sequence under a polyhedron promoter in Sf9 cells using recombinant baculovirus...
March 18, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314988/polymeric-micelles-as-mighty-nanocarriers-for-cancer-gene-therapy-a-review
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REVIEW
Mahsa Yousefpour Marzbali, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi
PURPOSE: Gene therapy has shown extensive potential to treat human diseases occurring from the defection of genes like various types of cancers. The cationic polymers, as non-viral gene carriers, offer the ability to engineer carrier systems having customized features that can be adapted to suit any system. Upon polymeric micelle systems' core-shell structure, micelles can create the capacity to load genes/gene-drugs into the different micelle compartments, respectively. METHODS: The search will be managed in Pubmed, Medline, Cochrane library, Embase and Proquest for articles related to polymeric micelle-based gene delivery in order to cancer gene therapy using the accommodative search terms...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306518/biochemical-testing-in-a-laboratory-tent-and-semi-intensive-care-of-ebola-patients-on-site-in-a-remote-part-of-guinea-a-paradigm-shift-based-on-a-bleach-sensitive-point-of-care-device
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Leonid M Irenge, Jean-Michel Dindart, Jean-Luc Gala
BACKGROUND: During the West Africa Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, a Belgian laboratory was deployed for supporting the Ebola treatment unit (ETU) of N'Zerekore, Guinea. Besides diagnosis of EVD and malaria, biochemical parameters were tested and used to guide supportive treatment of EVD. METHODS: To preserve analytes stability, lithium-heparin blood samples were analyzed using the i-STAT® point-of-care testing (POCT) handheld device without the viral inactivation step...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301803/injectable-and-thermally-contractible-hydroxypropyl-methyl-cellulose-fe3o4-for-magnetic-hyperthermia-ablation-of-tumors
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Fengjuan Wang, Yang Yang, Yi Ling, Jianxin Liu, Xiaojun Cai, Xiaohan Zhou, Xiuzhen Tang, Bing Liang, Yini Chen, Hangrong Chen, Dengming Chen, Chunhong Li, Zhigang Wang, Bing Hu, Yuanyi Zheng
The development of efficient strategies for the magnetic hyperthermia ablation of tumors remains challenging. To overcome the significant safety limitations, we developed a thermally contractible, injectable and biodegradable material for the minimally invasive and highly efficient magnetic hyperthermia ablation of tumors. This material was composed of hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and Fe3O4. The thermal contractibility of HPMC/Fe3O4 was designed to avoid damaging the surrounding normal tissue upon heating, which was confirmed by visual inspection, ultrasound imaging and computed tomography (CT)...
March 8, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296339/controlling-the-hydrolysis-and-loss-of-nitrogen-fertilizer-urea-using-a-nanocomposite
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Naiqin Zhong, Linglin Zhou, Pan Zhao, Yu Chi, Dongfang Wang, Pan Wang, Ning Liu, Dongqing Cai, Zhengyan Wu
Urea tends to be hydrolyzed by urease and then migrate to the environment, resulting in low utilization efficiency and severe environmental contamination. To solve this problem, a fertilizer synergist (FS) was developed using sodium humate transported by a nanonetwork through hydrogen bonds. FS could effectively inhibit the hydrolysis, reduce the loss amount, and enhance the UE of nitrogen. Furthermore, FS exerted significant positive effects on the expression of several nitrogen uptake-related genes, ion flux in maize roots, the growth of crops and the organic matter in soil...
March 10, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291493/empirical-study-on-the-impact-of-a-tactical-biosurveillance-information-visualization-on-users-situational-awareness
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Valeriya V Kettelhut, Trevor C Vanschooneveld, James C McClay, David F Mercer, Ann Fruhling, Jane L Meza
Decisions on antibiotic-resistant infection (ARI) prevention in dynamic health care settings should be agile and target the right process at the right time. Health information technologies can aid the recognition of high-risk situations for ARI transmission and timely facilitate operators' situational awareness (SA) in various military and civilian health care locations or transport platforms. High SA is one of the significant predictors of better performance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the developed health information visualization (VIZ) on the users' SA regarding situations when risks of ARI transmission and exposure are high...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281181/characterization-of-non-infectious-virus-like-particle-surrogates-for-viral-clearance-applications
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Sarah Johnson, Kurt A Brorson, Douglas D Frey, Arun K Dhar, David A Cetlin
Viral clearance is a critical aspect of biopharmaceutical manufacturing process validation. To determine the viral clearance efficacy of downstream chromatography and filtration steps, live viral "spiking" studies are conducted with model mammalian viruses such as minute virus of mice (MVM). However, due to biosafety considerations, spiking studies are costly and typically conducted in specialized facilities. In this work, we introduce the concept of utilizing a non-infectious MVM virus-like particle (MVM-VLP) as an economical surrogate for live MVM during process development and characterization...
March 9, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280324/systemic-and-immunotoxicity-of-pristine-and-pegylated-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-in-an-intravenous-28-days-repeated-dose-toxicity-study
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Ting Zhang, Meng Tang, Shanshan Zhang, Yuanyuan Hu, Han Li, Tao Zhang, Yuying Xue, Yuepu Pu
The numerous increasing use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) derived from nanotechnology has raised concerns about their biosafety and potential toxicity. CNTs cause immunologic dysfunction and limit the application of CNTs in biomedicine. The immunological responses induced by pristine multi-walled carbon nanotubes (p-MWCNTs) and PEGylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs-PEG) on BALB/c mice via an intravenous administration were investigated. The results reflect that the p-MWCNTs induced significant increases in spleen, thymus, and lung weight...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274190/evaluating-the-biosafety-of-conventional-and-o3-bac-process-and-its-relationship-with-nom-characteristics
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Xiaobin Liao, Rusen Zou, Chao Chen, Baoling Yuan, Zhenming Zhou, Xiaojian Zhang
It is the priority to guarantee biosafety for drinking water treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of widely applied conventional and ozone-biological activated carbon (O3-BAC) advanced treatment technology on biosafety of drinking water. The items, including assimilable organic carbon (AOC), biodegradable dissolved organic carbon (BDOC), heterotrophic plate counts (HPCs) and the microorganism community structures, were used to evaluate the biosafety. Moreover, their relationships with molecular weights (MWs) and fluorescence intensity of dissolved organic matter were investigated...
March 8, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267454/from-bench-to-bed-new-gastrin-releasing-peptide-receptor-directed-radioligands-and-their-use-in-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Theodosia Maina, Berthold A Nock
Gastrin-releasing peptide receptors (GRPRs) are overexpressed in prostate and breast cancer, and are therefore attractive molecular targets for diagnosis and therapy with radiolabeled GRPR-directed peptide probes. The amphibian tetradecapeptide bombesin or the mammalian gastrin-releasing peptide and neuromedin C have been modified with a variety of chelators. As a result, labeling with radiometals attractive for SPECT or PET imaging and for radionuclide therapy has led to the development of peptide radioligands suitable for in vivo targeting of prostate cancer...
April 2017: PET Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264909/promotion-and-rescue-of-intracellular-brucella-neotomae-replication-during-co-infection-with-legionella-pneumophila
#17
Yoon-Suk Kang, James E Kirby
We established a new Brucella neotomaein vitro model system for study of type IV secretion system-dependent (T4SS) pathogenesis in the Brucella genus. Importantly, B. neotomae is a rodent pathogen and, unlike B. abortus, melitensis, and suis, has not been observed to infect humans. It therefore can be handled more facilely using biosafety level 2 practices. More particularly, using a series of novel fluorescent protein and lux operon reporter systems to differentially label pathogens and track intracellular replication, we confirmed T4SS-dependent intracellular growth of B...
March 6, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256626/treatment-of-steroid-induced-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-using-porous-se-sio2-nanocomposites-to-suppress-reactive-oxygen-species
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Guoying Deng, Kerun Niu, Feng Zhou, Buxiao Li, Yingjie Kang, Xijian Liu, Junqing Hu, Bo Li, Qiugen Wang, Chengqing Yi, Qian Wang
Reducing oxidative stress (ROS) have been demonstrated effective for steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (steroid-induced ONFH). Selenium (Se) plays an important role in suppressing oxidative stress and has huge potential in ONFH treatments. However the Se has a narrow margin between beneficial and toxic effects which make it hard for therapy use in vivo. In order to make the deficiency up, a control release of Se (Se@SiO2) were realized by nanotechnology modification. Porous Se@SiO2 nanocomposites have favorable biocompatibility and can reduced the ROS damage effectively...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255894/h5n1-virus-plastic-antibody-based-on-molecularly-imprinted-polymers
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Chak Sangma, Peter A Lieberzeit, Wannisa Sukjee
Normally, antibodies against influenza A have been prepared from viable virus or an engineered strain in certain hosts or cultured media. Two factors concerning antibody production are obvious. The obtaining antibody that is a kind of biomolecule has to be handled carefully, e.g., to be kept in a refrigerator. Furthermore, when the virus strain is highly pathogenic, such as H5N1, antibody production has to be done carefully in a high-level biosafety lab. Here, we show how to produce an antibody against H5N1 from a polymeric material using inactivated virus which can be conducted in a low-level biosafety lab...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244328/facile-preparation-of-poly-lactic-acid-brushite-bilayer-coating-on-biodegradable-magnesium-alloys-with-multiple-functionalities-for-orthopedic-application
#20
Lei Zhang, Jia Pei, Haodong Wang, Yongjuan Shi, Jialin Niu, Feng Yuan, Hua Huang, Hua Zhang, Guangyin Yuan
Recently magnesium and its alloys have been proposed as a promising next generation orthopedic implant material, whereas the poor corrosion behavior, potential cytotoxicity, and the lack of efficient drug delivery system have limited its further clinical application, especially for the local treatment of infections or musculoskeletal disorders and diseases. In this study, we designed and developed a multifunctional bilayer composite coating of poly(lactic acid)/brushite with high interfacial bonding strength on a Mg-Nd-Zn-Zr alloy, aiming to improve the biocorrosion resistance and biocompatibility of the magnesium-based substrate, as well as to further incorporate the biofunctionality of localized drug delivery...
March 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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