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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732166/mel-n16-a-series-of-novel-endomorphin-analogs-with-good-analgesic-activity-and-a-favorable-side-effect-profile
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Xin Liu, Long Zhao, Yuan Wang, Jingjing Zhou, Dan Wang, Yixin Zhang, Xianghui Zhang, Zhaojuan Wang, Dongxu Yang, Lingyun Mou, Rui Wang
Opioid peptides are neuromodulators that bind to opioid receptors and reduce pain sensitivity. Endomorphins are one of the most active endogenous opioid peptides, and they have good affinity and selectivity toward the μ opioid receptor. However, their clinical usage is hindered by their inability to cross the blood-brain barrier, and their poor in vivo activity after peripheral injection. In order to overcome these defects, we have designed and synthesized a series of novel endomorphin analogs with multiple site modifications...
July 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731703/natural-poly-and-oligosaccharides-as-novel-delivery-systems-for-plant-protection-compounds
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Olga Selyutina, Irina Apanasenko, Salavat Khalikov, Nikolay E Polyakov
To increase the bioavailability of plant protection products we have applied new approach based on non-covalent association with natural water soluble polysaccharides and oligosaccharides as delivery systems (DSs). The mechanochemical technique has been applied to prepare the solid state nano-dispersed compositions of antidote 1,8-naphthalic anhydride (NA) with arabinogalactan, sodium salt of carboxymethylcellulose, and glycyrrhizin as DSs. The effect of DSs on the solubility and the penetration of NA into the seeds of barley and wheat has been investigated by various physicochemical techniques...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731618/controlling-the-near-infrared-transparency-of-costal-cartilage-by-impregnation-with-clearing-agents-and-magnetite-nanoparticles
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Yulia Alexandrovskaya, Kirill Sadovnikov, Andrey Sharov, Anna Sherstneva, Evgeniy Evtushenko, Alexander Omelchenko, Mariya Obrezkova, Valery Tuchin, Valery Lunin, Emil Sobol
Penetration depth of near infrared laser radiation to costal cartilage is controlled by the tissue absorption and scattering and it is the critical parameter to provide the relaxation of mechanical stress throughout the whole thickness of cartilage implant. To enhance the penetration for the laser radiation on 1.56 μm the optical clearing solutions of glycerol and fructose of various concentrations are tested. The effective and reversible tissue clearance was achieved. However, the increasing absorption of radiation should be concerned: 5-8(ᴼ) C increase of tissue temperature was detected...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731366/chondromyxoid-fibroma-of-the-distal-fibula-treated-by-percutaneous-radiofrequency-ablation
#4
Tamar Berenstein-Weyel, Ehud Lebel, Daniela Katz, Yaakov Applbaum, Amos Peyser
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been shown to be an effective treatment for soft tissue lesions and also benign bone tumors, especially osteoid osteoma. There are limited data regarding this technique in other bone tumors, specifically larger and more aggressive ones. PURPOSES: To describe the use of RFA as a definitive treatment and an alternative to traditional open surgery for the treatment of chondromyxoid fibroma (CMF), a benign but locally aggressive bone tumor...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731323/analyzing-liposomal-drug-delivery-systems-in-three-dimensional-cell-culture-models-using-maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry
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Jessica K Lukowski, Eric M Weaver, Amanda B Hummon
Cancer chemotherapeutics often fail to reach all diseased cells. To help solve this problem, researchers are investigating novel drug delivery systems. Liposomes are an attractive option due to their low toxicity, high biocompatibility, and potential to carry a large amount of a drug to the tumor site, all while avoiding being eliminated from the body. This study evaluates the penetration of doxorubicin-encased liposomes into three-dimensional cell cultures, or spheroids. Liposomes composed of lipids containing head groups of phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), and cholesterol were created by extrusion...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731017/methotrexate-iontophoresis-versus-coal-tar-ointment-in-palmoplantar-psoriasis-a-pilot-study
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K Haseena, Sandhya George, Najeeba Riyaz, Sarita Sasidharanpillai, Paul V Puthussery
BACKGROUND: Palmoplantar psoriasis is often disabling and refractory to conventional therapy. Systemic drugs are indicated in its severe form, but side effects are a concern with their use. Methotrexate is one such systemic drug which is effective and cheap. To reduce systemic toxicity, methotrexate has been tried topically but results have been inconsistent due to poor drug penetration into the skin by passive diffusion. Iontophoresis may enhance its absorption and efficacy. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical methotrexate iontophoresis in comparison with coal tar ointment in the treatment of palmoplantar psoriasis...
July 20, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730976/salmonella-intracellular-lifestyles-and-their-impact-on-host-to-host-transmission
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M Graciela Pucciarelli, Francisco García-Del Portillo
More than a century ago, infections by Salmonella were already associated with foodborne enteric diseases with high morbidity in humans and cattle. Intestinal inflammation and diarrhea are hallmarks of infections caused by nontyphoidal Salmonella serovars, and these pathologies facilitate pathogen transmission to the environment. In those early times, physicians and microbiologists also realized that typhoid and paratyphoid fever caused by some Salmonella serovars could be transmitted by "carriers," individuals outwardly healthy or at most suffering from some minor chronic complaint...
July 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730802/sensing-single-molecule-penetration-into-nanopores-pushing-the-time-resolution-to-the-diffusion-limit
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Igor Bodrenko, Jiajun Wang, Samuele Salis, Mathias Winterhalter, Matteo Ceccarelli
To quantify small molecule penetration into and eventually permeation through nanopores, we applied an improved excess-noise analysis of the ion current fluctuation caused by entering molecules. The kinetic parameters of substrate entry and leave are derived from a two-state Markov model, analyzing the substrate concentration depen- dence of the average ion current and its variance. Including filter corrections allows one to detect the transition rates beyond the cutoff frequency, fc, of the instrumental ion-current filter...
July 21, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730297/trauma-to-the-bladder-and-ureter-a-review-of-diagnosis-management-and-prognosis
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B Phillips, S Holzmer, L Turco, M Mirzaie, E Mause, A Mause, A Person, S W Leslie, D L Cornell, M Wagner, R Bertellotti, J A Asensio
BACKGROUND: Injuries to the ureter or bladder are relatively rare. Therefore, a high level of clinical suspicion and knowledge of operative anatomy is of utmost importance for their management. Herein, a review of the literature related to the modern diagnosis, management, and prognosis for bladder and ureteral injuries is presented. METHODS: A literature search was conducted through PubMed. A thorough search of the world's literature published in English was completed...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730071/effect-of-sorafenib-in-a-murine-high-risk-penetrating-keratoplasty-model
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Yang Kyung Cho, Eun Young Shin, Hironori Uehara, Balamurali K Ambati
AIM: To evaluate the effect of sorafenib in murine high risk keratoplasty model. METHODS: Graft survival, corneal neovascularization, and corneal lymphangiogenesis were compared among the sorafenib, dexamethasone, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), and phosphate buffered saline (PBS) groups following subconjunctival injection in mice that underwent high risk penetrating keratoplasty (HRPK). Real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed to quantify the expression of inflammatory cytokines and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, VEGF-C, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)-2, VEGFR-3...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729893/mechanically-and-electrically-robust-self-assembled-monolayers-for-large-area-tunneling-junctions
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Yanxi Zhang, Xinkai Qiu, Pavlo Gordiichuk, Saurabh Soni, Theodorus L Krijger, Andreas Herrmann, Ryan C Chiechi
This paper examines the relationship between mechanical deformation and the electronic properties of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of the oligothiophene 4-([2,2':5',2″:5″,2‴-quaterthiophen]-5-yl)butane-1-thiol (T4C4) in tunneling junctions using conductive probe atomic force microscopy (CP-AFM) and eutectic Ga-In (EGaIn). We compared shifts in conductivity, transition voltages of T4C4 with increasing AFM tip loading force to alkanethiolates. While these shifts result from an increasing tilt angle from penetration of the SAM by the AFM tip for the latter, we ascribe them to distortions of the π system present in T4C4, which is more mechanically robust than alkanethiolates of comparable length; SAMs comprising T4C4 shows about five times higher Young's modulus than alkanethiolates...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729794/assessment-of-resin-dentin-interfacial-morphology-of-two-ethanol-based-universal-adhesives-a-scanning-electron-microscopy-study
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Mohamed Moustafa Awad
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the resin-dentin interfacial morphology created by two universal adhesives using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The occlusal surfaces of ten (n = 5) molars were reduced to expose a flat surface of dentin. Two universal adhesives, Scotchbond Universal Adhesive and Tetric N-Bond Universal, were independently applied to air-dried dentin. Light-cured resin-based composite restorative materials were used to incrementally build a composite "buildup...
April 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729656/endolysosomal-targeting-of-a-clinical-chlorin-photosensitiser-for-light-triggered-delivery-of-nano-sized-medicines
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Elnaz Yaghini, Ruggero Dondi, Kunal M Tewari, Marilena Loizidou, Ian M Eggleston, Alexander J MacRobert
A major problem with many promising nano-sized biotherapeutics including macromolecules is that owing to their size they are subject to cellular uptake via endocytosis, and become entrapped and then degraded within endolysosomes, which can significantly impair their therapeutic efficacy. Photochemical internalisation (PCI) is a technique for inducing cytosolic release of the entrapped agents that harnesses sub-lethal photodynamic therapy (PDT) using a photosensitiser that localises in endolysosomal membranes...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729642/imaging-of-super-fast-dynamics-and-flow-instabilities-of-superconducting-vortices
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L Embon, Y Anahory, Ž L Jelić, E O Lachman, Y Myasoedov, M E Huber, G P Mikitik, A V Silhanek, M V Milošević, A Gurevich, E Zeldov
Quantized magnetic vortices driven by electric current determine key electromagnetic properties of superconductors. While the dynamic behavior of slow vortices has been thoroughly investigated, the physics of ultrafast vortices under strong currents remains largely unexplored. Here, we use a nanoscale scanning superconducting quantum interference device to image vortices penetrating into a superconducting Pb film at rates of tens of GHz and moving with velocities of up to tens of km/s, which are not only much larger than the speed of sound but also exceed the pair-breaking speed limit of superconducting condensate...
July 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728889/cognitive-and-motor-functioning-in-elderly-glucocerebrosidase-mutation-carriers
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Eileen E Moran, Cuiling Wang, Mindy Katz, Laurie Ozelius, Alison Schwartz, Jelena Pavlovic, Roberto A Ortega, Richard B Lipton, Molly E Zimmerman, Rachel Saunders-Pullman
Mutations in the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene are a strong genetic risk factor for the development of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy Bodies. However the penetrance of GBA mutations is low for these diseases in heterozygous carriers. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between mutation status and cognitive and motor functioning in a sample of community-dwelling older adults. Using linear mixed effects models, we examined the effect of heterozygous mutation status on 736 community-dwelling older adults (≥70 years) without dementia or Parkinson's disease assessed over an average of 6 years, 28 of whom had a single GBA mutation (primarily N370S)...
June 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728587/minimally-invasive-unilateral-pedicle-screws-and-a-translaminar-facet-screw-fixation-and-interbody-fusion-for-treatment-of-single-segment-lower-lumbar-vertebral-disease-surgical-technique-and-preliminary-clinical-results
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Peng Huang, Yiguo Wang, Jiao Xu, Bo Xiao, Jianheng Liu, Luyang Che, Keya Mao
BACKGROUND: Conventional open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) using unilateral pedicle screws and a translaminar facet screw has been performed for many years with good results. The outcomes of minimally invasive TLIF (MIS TLIF) are similar to the good outcomes of open TLIF, with the additional benefits of reducing iatrogenic injury, shortening hospital stays, and reducing the recovery duration. Instead of using small cuts on both sides, we performed MIS TLIF through a single cut using unilateral pedicle screws and a translaminar facet screw...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728419/apoferritin-nanocage-for-brain-targeted-doxorubicin-delivery
#17
Zhijiang Chen, Meifang Zhai, Xiang Yang Xie, Yue Zhang, Siyu Ma, Zhiping Li, Fanglin Yu, Baoquan Zhao, Min Zhang, Yang Yang, Xingguo Mei
An ideal brain-targeted nanocarrier must be sufficiently potent to penetrate the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and sufficiently competent to target the cells of interest with adequate optimized physiochemical features and biocompatibility. However, it is an enormous challenge to the researchers to organize the abovementioned properties into a single nanocarrier particle. New frontiers in nanomedicine are advancing the research of new biomaterials. Herein, we demonstrate a straightforward strategy for brain targeting by encapsulating doxorubicin (DOX) into a naturally available and unmodified apoferritin nanocage (DOX-loaded APO)...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728256/-single-center-retrospective-study-of-184-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-seen-from-2000-2014
#18
D X Guan, F H Yu, G L Wang, J Zhou, D Y Wang, X L Nie, X W Xu
Objective: To investigate the clinical data of children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) retrospectively, including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) and identify the clinical characteristics and trends of change. Method: Clinical data of hospitalized patients diagnosed as IBD in Beijing Children's Hospital from January 2000 to December 2014 were collected and retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into six groups based on type of disease and year of admission: Group A1(CD, 2000-2004) included 12 patients, Group B1(CD, 2005-2009) included 11, Group C1(CD, 2010-2014) included 51; Group A2(UC, 2000-2004) included 17, Group B2(UC, 2005-2009) included 25, Group C2(UC, 2010-2014) included 68...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728144/retinal-penetration-of-intravitreally-injected-tissue-plasminogen-activator-a-rat-model-study
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Kfir Tal, Assaf Dotan, Yael Nisgav, Mor Dachbash, Orly Gal-Or, Rita Ehrlich, Dan D Gaton, Dov Weinberger, Tami Livnat
PURPOSE: To determine whether intravitreal unconjugated tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) (alteplase) can penetrate the intact neural retina and reach the subretinal space in an experimental model. METHODS: This study was performed in 24 Sprague-Dawley rats aged 12 weeks. Under general anesthesia, the right eye was injected with either 0.75 μg of 3 μL tPA (14 rats; study group) or saline (10 rats, control group) into the vitreous. Animals were euthanized at 3, 24, and 48 h...
July 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728008/pen-on-paper-strategy-for-point-of-care-testing-rapid-prototyping-of-fully-written-microfluidic-biosensor
#20
Zedong Li, Fei Li, Yue Xing, Zhi Liu, Minli You, Yingchun Li, Ting Wen, Zhiguo Qu, Xiao Ling Li, Feng Xu
Paper-based microfluidic biosensors have recently attracted increasing attentions in point-of-care testing (POCT) territories benefiting from their affordable, accessible and eco-friendly features, where technologies for fabricating such biosensors are preferred to be equipment free, easy-to-operate and capable of rapid prototyping. In this work, we developed a pen-on-paper (PoP) strategy based on two custom-made pens, i.e., a wax pen and a conductive-ink pen, to fully write paper-based microfluidic biosensors through directly writing both microfluidic channels and electrodes...
July 1, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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