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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088750/continuous-minimally-invasive-alcohol-monitoring-using-microneedle-sensor-arrays
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A M Vinu Mohan, Joshua Ray Windmiller, Rupesh K Mishra, Joseph Wang
The present work describes an attractive skin-worn microneedle sensing device for the minimally invasive electrochemical monitoring of subcutaneous alcohol. The device consists of an assembly of pyramidal microneedle structures integrated with Pt and Ag wires, each with a microcavity opening. The microneedle aperture was modified by electropolymerizing o-phenylene diamine onto the Pt wire microtransducer, followed by the immobilization of alcohol oxidase (AOx) in an intermediate chitosan layer, along with an outer Nafion layer...
January 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088711/surgery-for-chronic-mesh-infection-occurred-10-years-after-sacrectomy-mesh-resection-and-mesentric-leaf-repair-a-case-report
#2
Makoto Koyama, Yusuke Miyagawa, Yuta Yamamoto, Masato Kitazawa, Akira Suzuki, Satoshi Ishizone, Shinichi Miyagawa
INTRODUCTION: Sacrectomy to treat malignant tumors is often results in large pelvic defects to require reconstruction, using a prosthetic mesh. Importance is to avoid its direct contact of mesh with intestine to prevent adhesion between them. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 83-year old woman who was diagnosed with a mesh infection caused by a small bowel penetration 10 years after sacrectomy combined with mesh reconstruction for chordoma. In the first operation, because of incomplete re-peritonealization due to a large defect in the retroperitoneum, a mesh unavoidably was compelled to contact with the small intestine...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088574/time-dependence-of-the-enhancement-effect-of-chemical-enhancers-molecular-mechanisms-of-enhancing-kinetics
#3
Xiaochang Liu, Peng Quan, Shanshan Li, Chao Liu, Yuan Zhao, Yongshan Zhao, Liang Fang
Chemical enhancers are widely used for facilitating drug penetration in transdermal drug delivery system (TDDS). However, there is a lack of knowledge about how the enhancement effect changes over time. In this study, on the basis of kinetic parameters of enhancement effect, molecular details of the dynamic enhancement process was described and a new hypothesis of the recovery mechanism of the skin barrier function was proposed. Using pretreated skin and flurbiprofen patch, the effects of Azone (AZ) and menthol decanoate (MT-10) were evaluated with in vitro permeation experiment and further confirmed by confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and TEWL...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088196/the-antibacterial-activity-and-mechanism-of-ginkgolic-acid-c15-1
#4
Zhebin Hua, Caie Wu, Gongjian Fan, Zhenxing Tang, Fuliang Cao
BACKGROUND: The present study investigated the antibacterial activity and underlying mechanisms of ginkgolic acid (GA) C15:1 monomer using green fluorescent protein (GFP)-labeled bacteria strains. RESULTS: GA presented significant antibacterial activity against Gram-positive bacteria but generally did not affect the growth of Gram-negative bacteria. The studies of the antibacterial mechanism indicated that large amounts of GA (C15:1) could penetrate GFP-labeled Bacillus amyloliquefaciens in a short period of time, and as a result, led to the quenching of GFP in bacteria...
January 14, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088169/tenosynovitis-caused-by-scedosporium-apiospermum-infection-misdiagnosed-as-an-alternaria-species-a-case-report
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Choon-Mee Kim, Sung-Chul Lim, Joa Kim, Hoe-Soo Jang, Jong-Hun Chung, Na-Ra Yun, Dong-Min Kim, Piyush Jha, Babita Jha, Seok Won Kim, Sook Jin Jang, Jong Hee Shin
BACKGROUND: Scedosporium apiospermum, which can usually be isolated from soil, polluted stream water and decaying vegetation, is increasingly recognized as an opportunistic dematiaceous fungus. The mortality rate of infection in immunocompromised hosts is over 50%. S. apiospermum is commonly responsible for dermal and epidermal infections (i.e., mycetoma) after traumatic penetration. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of painful swelling and tenderness on the dorsum of the proximal left wrist and hand...
January 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088069/nuclear-pore-complexes-and-regulation-of-gene-expression
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REVIEW
Marcela Raices, Maximiliano A D'Angelo
Nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), are large multiprotein channels that penetrate the nuclear envelope connecting the nucleus to the cytoplasm. Accumulating evidence shows that besides their main role in regulating the exchange of molecules between these two compartments, NPCs and their components also play important transport-independent roles, including gene expression regulation, chromatin organization, DNA repair, RNA processing and quality control, and cell cycle control. Here, we will describe the recent findings about the role of these structures in the regulation of gene expression...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087719/genetics-insight-into-the-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-frontotemporal-dementia-spectrum
#7
REVIEW
Ai-Ling Ji, Xia Zhang, Wei-Wei Chen, Wen-Juan Huang
Recent genetic discoveries have dramatically changed our understanding of two major neurodegenerative conditions. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are common, devastating diseases of the brain. For decades, ALS and FTD were classified as movement and cognitive disorders, respectively, due to their distinct clinical phenotypes. The recent identification of chromosome 9 open reading frame 72 (C9orf72) as the major gene causative of familial forms of ALS and FTD uncovered a new reality of a continuous FTD/ALS spectrum...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087565/perturbation-of-retinoid-homeostasis-increases-malformation-risk-in-embryos-exposed-to-pregestational-diabetes
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Leo M Y Lee, Maran B W Leung, Rachel C Y Kwok, Yun-Chung Leung, Chi-Chiu Wang, Peter J McCaffery, Andrew J Copp, Alisa S W Shum
Pregestational diabetes is highly associated with increased risk of birth defects. However, factors that can increase or reduce expressivity and penetrance of malformations in diabetic pregnancies remain poorly identified. All-trans retinoic acid (RA) plays crucial roles in embryogenesis. Here, we find that Cyp26a1, which encodes a key enzyme for catabolic inactivation of RA required for tight control of local RA concentrations, is significantly down-regulated in embryos of diabetic mice. Embryonic tissues expressing Cyp26a1 show reduced efficiency of RA clearance...
January 13, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087407/polymeric-micelles-for-ocular-drug-delivery-from-structural-frameworks-to-recent-preclinical-studies
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REVIEW
Abhirup Mandal, Rohit Bisht, Ilva D Rupenthal, Ashim K Mitra
Effective intraocular drug delivery poses a major challenge due to the presence of various elimination mechanisms and physiological barriers that result in low ocular bioavailability after topical application. Over the past decades, polymeric micelles have emerged as one of the most promising drug delivery platforms for the management of ocular diseases affecting the anterior (dry eye syndrome) and posterior (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma) segments of the eye. Promising preclinical efficacy results from both in-vitro and in-vivo animal studies have led to their steady progression through clinical trials...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087379/pegylated-liposomes-for-topical-vaginal-therapy-improve-delivery-of-interferon-alpha
#10
May Wenche Jøraholmen, Purusotam Basnet, Ganesh Acharya, Nataša Škalko-Basnet
Recent studies regarding mucosal drug delivery indicate that nanosystems with surface-available polyethylene glycol (PEG) are able to penetrate mucus barrier, assure closer contact with the epithelium, and improve drug delivery to vagina. In the present work, we developed the mucus-penetrating PEGylated liposomes containing interferon alpha-2b (IFN α-2b), destined to provide localized therapy for human papilloma virus (HPV) vaginal infections. The PEGylated liposomes were of a mean size of 181 ± 8 nm, bearing a negative zeta potential of - 13 mV and an entrapment efficiency of 81 ± 10 %...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087322/cutaneous-exposure-to-vesicant-phosgene-oxime-acute-effects-on-the-skin-and-systemic-toxicity
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Neera Tewari-Singh, Dinesh G Goswami, Rama Kant, Claire R Croutch, Robert P Casillas, David J Orlicky, Rajesh Agarwal
Phosgene Oxime (CX), an urticant or nettle agent categorized as a vesicant, is a potential chemical warfare and terrorist weapon. Its exposure can result in widespread and devastating effects including high mortality due to its fast penetration and ability to cause immediate severe cutaneous injury. It is one of the least studied chemical warfare agents with no effective therapy available. Thus, our goal was to examine the acute effects of CX following its cutaneous exposure in SKH-1 hairless mice to help establish a relevant injury model...
January 10, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086748/genetic-mechanisms-of-bone-digestion-and-nutrient-absorption-in-the-bone-eating-worm-osedax-japonicus-inferred-from-transcriptome-and-gene-expression-analyses
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Norio Miyamoto, Masa-Aki Yoshida, Hiroyuki Koga, Yoshihiro Fujiwara
BACKGROUND: Bone-eating worms of the genus Osedax (Annelida, Siboglinidae) have adapted to whale fall environments by acquiring a novel characteristic called the root, which branches and penetrates into sunken bones. The worms lack a digestive tract and mouth opening, and it has been suggested that Osedax degrade vertebrate bones and uptake nutrients through acidification and secretion of enzymes from the root. Symbiotic bacteria in the root tissue may have a crucial role in the metabolism of Osedax...
January 13, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081266/human-extravillous-trophoblasts-penetrate-decidual-veins-and-lymphatics-before-remodeling-spiral-arteries-during-early-pregnancy
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Nannan He, Liesbeth van Iperen, Danielle de Jong, Karoly Szuhai, Frans M Helmerhorst, Lucette A J van der Westerlaken, Susana M Chuva de Sousa Lopes
In humans, the defective invasion of the maternal endometrium by fetal extravillous trophoblasts (EVTs) can lead to insufficient perfusion of the placenta, resulting in pregnancy complications that can put both mother and baby at risk. To study the invasion of maternal endometrium between (W)5.5-12 weeks of gestation by EVTs, we combined fluorescence in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry to determine the presence of (male) EVTs in the vasculature of the maternal decidua. We observed that interstitial mononuclear EVTs directly entered decidual veins and lymphatics from W5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081210/mutations-in-hyal2-encoding-hyaluronidase-2-cause-a-syndrome-of-orofacial-clefting-and-cor-triatriatum-sinister-in-humans-and-mice
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Martina M A Muggenthaler, Biswajit Chowdhury, S Naimul Hasan, Harold E Cross, Brian Mark, Gaurav V Harlalka, Michael A Patton, Miho Ishida, Elijah R Behr, Sanjay Sharma, Kenneth Zahka, Eissa Faqeih, Brian Blakley, Mike Jackson, Melissa Lees, Vernon Dolinsky, Leroy Cross, Philip Stanier, Claire Salter, Emma L Baple, Fowzan S Alkuraya, Andrew H Crosby, Barbara Triggs-Raine, Barry A Chioza
Orofacial clefting is amongst the most common of birth defects, with both genetic and environmental components. Although numerous studies have been undertaken to investigate the complexities of the genetic etiology of this heterogeneous condition, this factor remains incompletely understood. Here, we describe mutations in the HYAL2 gene as a cause of syndromic orofacial clefting. HYAL2, encoding hyaluronidase 2, degrades extracellular hyaluronan, a critical component of the developing heart and palatal shelf matrix...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081099/high-order-external-cavity-modes-and-restabilization-of-a-laser-diode-subject-to-a-phase-conjugate-feedback
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Émeric Mercier, Lionel Weicker, Delphine Wolfersberger, Deborah M Kane, Marc Sciamanna
We experimentally report the sequence of bifurcations destabilizing and restabilizing a laser diode with phase-conjugate feedback when the feedback rate is increased. Specifically, we successively observe the initial steady state, undamped relaxation oscillations, quasi-periodicity, chaos, and oscillating solutions at harmonics up to 13 times the external cavity frequency but also the restabilization to a steady state. The experimental results are qualitatively well reproduced by a model that accounts for the time the light takes to penetrate the phase-conjugate mirror...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080960/myogenic-regulatory-transcription-factors-regulate-growth-in-rhabdomyosarcoma
#16
Inês M Tenente, Madeline N Hayes, Myron S Ignatius, Karin McCarthy, Marielle Yohe, Sivasish Sindiri, Berkley Gryder, Mariana L Oliveira, Ashwin Ramakrishnan, Qin Tang, Eleanor Y Chen, G Petur Nielsen, Javed Khan, David M Langenau
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a pediatric malignacy of muscle with myogenic regulatory transcription factors MYOD and MYF5 being expressed in this disease. Consensus in the field has been that expression of these factors likely reflects the target cell of transformation rather than being required for continued tumor growth. Here, we used a transgenic zebrafish model to show that Myf5 is sufficient to confer tumor-propagating potential to RMS cells and caused tumors to initiate earlier and have higher penetrance...
January 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080251/tetrahedral-dna-nanoparticle-vector-for-intracellular-delivery-of-targeted-peptide-nucleic-acid-antisense-agents-to-restore-antibiotic-sensitivity-in-cefotaxime-resistant-escherichia-coli
#17
John Benedict Readman, George Dickson, Nick G Coldham
The bacterial cell wall presents a barrier to the uptake of unmodified synthetic antisense oligonucleotides, such as peptide nucleic acids, and so is one of the greatest obstacles to the development of their use as therapeutic anti-bacterial agents. Cell-penetrating peptides have been covalently attached to antisense agents, to facilitate penetration of the bacterial cell wall and deliver their cargo into the cytoplasm. Although they are an effective vector for antisense oligonucleotides, they are not specific for bacterial cells and can exhibit growth inhibitory properties at higher doses...
January 12, 2017: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079981/inhibiting-solid-tumor-growth-in-vivo-by-non-tumor-penetrating-nanomedicine
#18
Shixian Lv, Zhaohui Tang, Wantong Song, Dawei Zhang, Mingqiang Li, Huaiyu Liu, Jianjun Cheng, Wu Zhong, Xuesi Chen
Nanomedicine (NM) cannot penetrate deeply into solid tumors, which is partly attributed to the heterogeneous microenvironment and high interstitial fluid pressure of solid tumors. To improve NM efficacy, there has been tremendous effort developing tumor-penetrating NMs by miniaturizing NM sizes or controlling NM surface properties. But progress along the direction of developing tumor penetrating nanoparticle has been slow and improvement of the overall antitumor efficacy has been limited. Herein, a novel strategy of inhibiting solid tumor with high efficiency by dual-functional, nontumor-penetrating NM is demonstrated...
January 12, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079900/a-curated-gene-list-for-reporting-results-of-newborn-genomic-sequencing
#19
Ozge Ceyhan-Birsoy, Kalotina Machini, Matthew S Lebo, Tim W Yu, Pankaj B Agrawal, Richard B Parad, Ingrid A Holm, Amy McGuire, Robert C Green, Alan H Beggs, Heidi L Rehm
PURPOSE: Genomic sequencing (GS) for newborns may enable detection of conditions for which early knowledge can improve health outcomes. One of the major challenges hindering its broader application is the time it takes to assess the clinical relevance of detected variants and the genes they impact so that disease risk is reported appropriately. METHODS: To facilitate rapid interpretation of GS results in newborns, we curated a catalog of genes with putative pediatric relevance for their validity based on the ClinGen clinical validity classification framework criteria, age of onset, penetrance, and mode of inheritance through systematic evaluation of published evidence...
January 12, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079690/noncontact-evaluation-of-corneal-grafts-swept-source-fourier-domain-oct-versus-high-resolution-scheimpflug-imaging
#20
Eszter Szalai, Gábor Németh, Ziad Hassan, László Módis
PURPOSE: To study the reliability and repeatability of anterior segment measurements in patients who underwent penetrating keratoplasty with swept light source Fourier domain anterior segment optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) in comparison with a high-resolution Scheimpflug camera. METHODS: Keratometry (K) and elevation data of the anterior and posterior corneal surfaces, central corneal thickness, and anterior chamber depth were determined in 56 postkeratoplasty eyes (mean age: 59...
January 11, 2017: Cornea
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