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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923191/a-highly-specific-ratiometric-two-photon-fluorescent-probe-to-detect-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-in-plasma-and-living-systems
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Li-Wei Zou, Ping Wang, Xing-Kai Qian, Lei Feng, Yang Yu, Dan-Dan Wang, Qiang Jin, Jie Hou, Zhi-Hong Liu, Guang-Bo Ge, Ling Yang
In this study, a highly specific ratiometric two-photon fluorescent probe GP-BAN was developed and well-characterized to monitor dipeptidyl peptidase IV in plasma and living systems. GP-BAN was designed on the basis of the catalytic properties and substrate preference of DPP-IV, and it could be readily hydrolyzed upon addition of DPP-IV under physiological conditions. Both reaction phenotyping and inhibition assays demonstrated that GP-BAN displayed good reactivity and high selectivity towards DPP-IV over other human serine hydrolases including FAP, DPP-VIII, and DPP-IX...
November 30, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923169/primary-stability-of-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-under-dynamic-flexion-movement-in-human-femora
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Thomas M Grupp, Melanie Holderied, Matthias F Pietschmann, Christian Schröder, Angélica P Islas Padilla, Christoph Schilling, Volkmar Jansson, Peter E Müller
BACKGROUND: The objective of our study was to evaluate the impact of a trabecular stem fixation versus a cortical teeth fixation technique on the primary stability of cemented unicompartmental femoral components under dynamic flexion movement loading conditions in human femora. METHODS: Ten fresh-frozen human knees of a mean donor age of 73.9years were used to perform medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty under a less invasive parapatellar surgical approach...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922730/anchoring-nitrogen-doped-tio2-nanocrystals-on-nitrogen-doped-3d-graphene-frameworks-for-enhanced-lithium-storage
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Yan Yu, Xiaowu Liu, Zhenzhong Yang, Lin Gu
An advanced architecture design of nitrogen doped TiO2 anchored on nitrogen doped 3D graphene frameworks composites (denoted as N-TiO2/N-3D GFs) have been fabricated by a facile template process and further NH3 treatment. The 3D graphene framework allows the electrolyte penetrate into the inverse opal structure and possess high electronic conductivity. The intimate contact between the N-TiO2 and the graphene suppresses the growth and aggregation of TiO2 nanoparticles during heating process, leading to decreased Li+ diffusion length...
December 6, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922677/prx1-promotes-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-a-tlr4-dependent-manner
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Zhicheng Zhu, Xiaomei Zheng, Dan Li, Tiance Wang, Rihao Xu, Hulin Piao, Kexiang Liu
The present study aimed to examine the effect of peroxiredocin 1 (Prx1) on vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation, invasion and migration abilities, and to examine the effect of Toll‑like receptor 4 (TLR4) gene silencing on VSMC proliferation, invasion and migration induced by the overexpression of Prx1. The expression of Prx1 in rats with vein graft intimal hyperplasia (IH) was detected using western blot analysis. In addition, VSMCs were retrovirally transfected to establish stable cell lines overexpressing Prx1...
December 6, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922577/is-it-in-or-out-the-optimal-fluoroscopic-views-for-intraoperative-determination-of-proper-lateral-mass-screw-placement
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Sang Bum Kim, John M Rhee, Byung Hak Oh, You Gun Won, Yousun Jung, Kun Young Park, William C Hutton, Chulmin Kim
STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric OBJECTIVE.: Determine optimal fluoroscopic views for detecting cervical lateral mass screw (LMS) violations SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Single plane intraoperative xrays are commonly used but frequently inadequate due to its complex trajectory. Fluoroscopy can be taken in multiple planes, but the ideal fluoroscopic view to assess malposition is not known: depending on the view, any given screw may look "in" or "out". METHODS: C3-6 LMS were inserted in 3 cadavers...
December 2, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922500/facioscapulohumeral-muscular-dystrophy
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Jeffrey M Statland, Rabi Tawil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article describes the clinical characteristics, diagnosis, molecular pathogenesis, and treatment of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). RECENT FINDINGS: FSHD comprises two genetically distinct types that converge on a common downstream pathway of the expression of the toxic protein DUX4. Approximately 95% of patients have FSHD type 1 (FSHD1), in which loss of DNA repetitive elements (D4Z4 repeats) in the subtelomeric region of chromosome 4q causes decreased methylation and epigenetic derepression of DUX4, a gene contained within each D4Z4 repeat...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921280/ph-responsive-triblock-copolymeric-micelles-decorated-with-a-cell-penetrating-peptide-provide-efficient-doxorubicin-delivery
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Khen Eng Ng, Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin, Haliza Katas, Muhammad Wahab Amjad, Adeel Masood Butt, Prashant Kesharwani, Arun K Iyer
This study developed novel triblock pH-responsive polymeric micelles (PMs) using cholic acid-polyethyleneimine-poly-L-arginine (CA-PEI-pArg) copolymers. PEI provided pH sensitivity, while the hydrophilic cell-penetrating pArg peptide promoted cellular PM internalization. The copolymers self-assembled into PMs in aqueous solution at above the critical micelle concentration (2.98 × 10(-7) M) and encapsulated doxorubicin in the core region, with a 34.2% (w/w) entrapment efficiency. PMs showed pH-dependent swelling, increasing in size by almost sevenfold from pH 7...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921170/effect-of-photon-initiated-photoacoustic-streaming-passive-ultrasonic-and-sonic-irrigation-techniques-on-dentinal-tubule-penetration-of-irrigation-solution-a-confocal-microscopic-study
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Merve Akcay, Hakan Arslan, Merve Mese, Nazlı Durmus, Ismail Davut Capar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the efficacy of different irrigation techniques including laser-activated irrigation using an erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser with a novel tip design (photon-induced photoacoustic streaming (PIPS)), Er:YAG laser with Preciso tip, sonic activation, and passive ultrasonic activation on the final irrigation solution penetration into dentinal tubules by using a laser scanning confocal microscope. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, 65 extracted single-rooted human mandibular premolars were instrumented up to size 40 and randomly divided into 5 groups (n = 13) based on the activation technique of the final irrigation solution as follows: conventional irrigation (control group), sonic activation, passive ultrasonic activation, Er:YAG-PIPS tip activation, and Er:YAG-Preciso tip activation...
December 5, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920989/dartos-fascia-interposition-flap-for-penetrating-cavernosal-and-urethral-trauma
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Hailiu Yang, Robert D Brown, John Chovanes, Allen D Seftel
We present an unusual case of a single gunshot to the genitalia in which the bullet trajectory injured the urethra, corpus cavernosum, and both testicles. All injuries were successfully repaired during initial exploration. Our report serves as a reminder to clinicians to have a high index of suspicion in this circumstance and consider immediate exploration of all the injured areas. We also demonstrate the use of a dartos fascia interposition flap to cover and separate the concomitant urethral and corporal sutures lines...
January 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920954/drosophila-chem-mutations-disrupt-epithelial-polarity-in-drosophila-embryos
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José M Zamudio-Arroyo, Juan R Riesgo-Escovar
Drosophila embryogenesis has proven to be an extremely powerful system for developmental gene discovery and characterization. We isolated five new EMS-induced alleles that do not complement the l(3R)5G83 lethal line isolated in the Nüsslein-Volhard and Wieschaus screens. We have named this locus chem. Lethality of the new alleles as homozygous zygotic mutants is not completely penetrant, and they have an extended phenocritical period. Like the original allele, a fraction of mutant embryos die with cuticular defects, notably head involution and dorsal closure defects...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920533/effect-of-inserted-spacer-in-hepatic-cell-penetrating-multifunctional-peptide-component-on-the-dna-intracellular-delivery-of-quaternary-complexes-based-on-modular-design
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Luchen Zhang, Zhenbo Li, Fangli Sun, Yuhong Xu, Zixiu Du
A safe and efficient quaternary gene delivery system (named Q-complexes) was constructed based on self-assembly of molecules through noncovalent bonds. This system was formulated through the cooperation and competing interactions of cationic liposomes, multifunctional peptides, and DNA, followed by coating hyaluronic acid on the surface of the ternary complexes. The multifunctional peptide was composed of two functional domains: penetrating hepatic tumor-targeted cell moiety (KRPTMRFRYTWNPMK) and a wrapping gene sequence (polyarginine 16)...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919889/study-of-intracellular-staphylococcus-aureus-control-by-virulent-bacteriophage-within-mac-t-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Lili Zhang, Lichang Sun, Ruicheng Wei, Qiang Gao, Tao He, Cunfa Xu, Xianjin Liu, Ran Wang
Bacteriophages (phages) are known to effectively kill extracellular multiplying bacteria. The present study demonstrated that phages penetrated bovine mammary epithelial cells and cleared intracellular Staphylococcus aureus, in a time-dependent manner. In particular, phage vB_SauM_JS25 reached the nucleus within the 3 h post-incubation. The phages had an endocytotic efficiency of 12%. This ability to kill intracellular host bacteria suggests the utility of phage-based therapies, and may protect from recurrent infection and treatment failure...
December 5, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919430/carbon-dioxide-insufflation-deflects-airborne-particles-from-an-open-surgical-wound-model
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P Kokhanenko, G Papotti, J E Cater, A C Lynch, J A van der Linden, C J T Spence
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections remain a significant burden on healthcare systems and may benefit from new countermeasures. AIM: To assess the merits of open surgical wound CO2 insufflation via a gas diffuser to reduce airborne contamination, and to determine the distribution of CO2 in and over a wound. METHODS: An experimental approach with engineers and clinical researchers was employed to measure the gas flow pattern and motion of airborne particles in a model of an open surgical wound in a simulated theatre setting...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919381/consumer-choice-of-on-demand-mhealth-app-services-context-and-contents-values-using-structural-equation-modeling
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Euehun Lee, Semi Han, Sang Hyun Jo
OBJECTIVE: As smartphone penetration increases and the technology advances, various mobile services have reached the market. mHealth Applications are specifically highlighted for phenomena such as global aging & well-being, but the technology-driven mHealth services have not been successful in the market because consumer needs have not been reflected in the services properly. This study developed a research model consisting of context/contents values to explain the intention of consumers over the age of 40 in using mHealth Applications...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919357/lipid-phenotype-and-heritage-pattern-in-families-with-genetic-hypercholesterolemia-not-related-to-ldlr-apob-pcsk9-or-apoe
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Estíbaliz Jarauta, María Rosario Pérez-Ruiz, Sofia Pérez-Calahorra, Rocio Mateo-Gallego, Ana Cenarro, Montserrat Cofán, Emilio Ros, Fernando Civeira, Maria Teresa Tejedor
BACKGROUND: A substantial proportion of individuals clinically diagnosed as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) do not carry pathogenic mutations in candidate genes. Whether in them the high cholesterol trait is transmitted monogenically has not been studied. OBJECTIVES: We assessed the inheritance pattern, penetrance, and expression of high low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol (LDLc) in families with genetic hypercholesterolemia (GH) without known causative mutations (non-FH-GH)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919108/biocatalytic-synthesis-of-flavonoid-esters-by-lipases-and-their-biological-benefits
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Maria Elisa M B de Araújo, Yollanda E M Franco, Marcia C F Messias, Giovanna B Longato, João A Pamphile, Patricia de O Carvalho
Several studies have described important biological activities of flavonoids such as coronary heart disease prevention, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities, enzyme inhibition activity, and antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral activities. Flavonoids show promising activity as natural plant-based antioxidants due to their antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties. However, their primary applications as antioxidants in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries are limited because of their moderately hydrophilic nature...
December 5, 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918973/long-term-effects-of-cupric-oxide-nanoparticles-cuo-nps-on-the-performance-microbial-community-and-enzymatic-activity-of-activated-sludge-in-a-sequencing-batch-reactor
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Sen Wang, Zhiwei Li, Mengchun Gao, Zonglian She, Bingrui Ma, Liang Guo, Dong Zheng, Yangguo Zhao, Chunji Jin, Xuejiao Wang, Feng Gao
The long-term effects of cupric oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) on the performance, microbial activity and microbial community of activated sludge were investigated in a sequencing batch reactor (SBR). The SBR performance had no evident change at 0-10 mg/L CuO NPs, whereas the CuO NPs concentration at 30-60 mg/L affected the COD, NH4(+)-N and soluble orthophosphate (SOP) removal, nitrogen and phosphorus removal rate and microbial enzymatic activity of activated sludge. Some CuO NPs might be absorbed on the surface of activated sludge or penetrate the microbial cytomembrane into the microbial cell interior of activated sludge...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918873/loperamide-the-poor-man-s-methadone-brief-review
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Cornel N Stanciu, Samantha A Gnanasegaram
Loperamide is widely available as an inexpensive, over-the-counter remedy commonly used for management of diarrhea. Although an opioid, at therapeutic doses it acts primarily on the gastrointestinal tissues; however, larger than recommended amounts facilitate central nervous system (CNS) penetration. Such high doses of loperamide have recently gained popularity among users of opioids to manage withdrawal symptomatology and, less frequently, to achieve psychoactive effects. Chronic loperamide use can result in development of tolerance and, upon abrupt cessation of use, withdrawal...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918646/bionanofiber-assisted-decoration-of-few-layered-mose2-nanosheets-on-3d-conductive-networks-for-efficient-hydrogen-evolution
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Feili Lai, Dingyu Yong, Xueliang Ning, Bicai Pan, Yue-E Miao, Tianxi Liu
Molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2 ) has emerged as a promising electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). However, its properties are still confined due to the limited active sites and poor conductivity. Thus, it remains a great challenge to synergistically achieve structural and electronic modulations for MoSe2 -based HER catalysts because of the contradictory relationship between these two characteristics. Herein, bacterial cellulose-derived carbon nanofibers are used to assist the uniform growth of few-layered MoSe2 nanosheets, which effectively increase the active sites of MoSe2 for hydrogen atom adsorption...
December 5, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918379/nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-children-a-focus-on-bloodstream-infections
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Laila S Al Yazidi, Ben J Marais, Briony Hazelton, Alexander Outhred, Alison Kesson
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous organisms with variable disease-causing potential. Bloodstream infections caused by NTM in children are poorly described. METHODS: We describe a retrospective case series of children with culture-confirmed mycobacterial disease managed at The Children's Hospital at Westmead from July 2005 - June 2015. RESULTS: Sixty-five patients had 149 positive NTM cultures; 55 (83.0%) episodes in 54 patients were considered clinically significant...
December 1, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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