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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150989/an-evaluation-of-the-sentifit-270-analyser-for-quantitation-of-faecal-haemoglobin-in-the-investigation-of-patients-with-suspected-colorectal-cancer
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Josep M Auge, Cristina Rodriguez, Oihana Espanyol, Liseth Rivero, Silvia Sandalinas, Jaume Grau, Wladimiro Jimenez, Antoni Castells
BACKGROUND: An evaluation of SENTiFIT® 270 (Sentinel Diagnostics, Italy; Sysmex, Spain) analyser for the quantitation of faecal haemoglobin (f-Hb) was performed. METHODS: The analytical imprecision, linearity, carry over and f-Hb stability were determined. Evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy was performed on 487 patients. RESULTS: Within-run and between-run imprecision ranged 1.7%-5.1% and 3.8%-6.2%, respectively. Linearity studies revealed a mean recovery of 101...
November 18, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150760/slow-passage-through-a-hopf-bifurcation-in-excitable-nerve-cables-spatial-delays-and-spatial-memory-effects
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L M Bilinsky, S M Baer
It is well established that in problems featuring slow passage through a Hopf bifurcation (dynamic Hopf bifurcation) the transition to large-amplitude oscillations may not occur until the slowly changing parameter considerably exceeds the value predicted from the static Hopf bifurcation analysis (temporal delay effect), with the length of the delay depending upon the initial value of the slowly changing parameter (temporal memory effect). In this paper we introduce new delay and memory effect phenomena using both analytic (WKB method) and numerical methods...
November 17, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149813/structural-analysis-of-cd59-of-chinese-tree-shrew-a-new-reference-molecule-for-human-immune-system-specific-cd59-drug-discovery
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Subhamay Panda, Leena Kumari, Santamay Panda
BACKGROUND: Chinese tree shrews (Tupaia belangeri chinensis) bear several characteristics that are considered to be very crucial for utilizing in animal experimental models in biomedical research. Subsequent to the identification of key aspects and signaling pathways in nervous and immune systems, it is revealed that tree shrews acquires shared common as well as unique characteristics, and hence offers a genetic basis for employing this animal as a prospective model for biomedical research...
November 17, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149549/workflow-for-target-oriented-parametrization-of-an-enhanced-mechanistic-cell-culture-model
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Sophia Ulonska, Paul Kroll, Jens Fricke, Christoph Clemens, Raphael Voges, Markus Michael Müller, Christoph Herwig
The goal of this study was to develop a macroscopic mechanistic model describing growth and production within fed-batch cultivations of CHO cells. The model should be used for process characterization as well as for process monitoring including real-time parameter adaptations. The model proved to be able to describe a data-set of 40 processes differing in clones, scales and process conditions with a normalized root mean square error of approximately 10%. However, due to limited parameter identifiability and limited knowledge about physiologically meaningful parameter values, a broad range of parameters could describe the data with similar quality...
November 17, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146427/applicability-of-retention-modelling-in-hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography-for-algorithmic-optimization-programs-with-gradient-scanning-techniques
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Bob W J Pirok, Stef R A Molenaar, Rianne E van Outersterp, Peter J Schoenmakers
Computer-aided method-development programs require accurate models to describe retention and to make predictions based on a limited number of scouting gradients. The performance of five different retention models for hydrophilic-interaction chromatography (HILIC) is assessed for a wide range of analytes. Gradient-elution equations are presented for each model, using Simpson's Rule to approximate the integral in case no exact solution exists. For most compound classes the adsorption model, i.e. a linear relation between the logarithm of the retention factor and the logarithm of the composition, is found to provide the most robust performance...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142420/exploring-the-cytotoxic-potential-of-triterpenoids-enriched-fraction-of-bacopa-monnieri-by-implementing-in-vitro-in-vivo-and-in-silico-approaches
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Md Nasar Mallick, Washim Khan, Rabea Parveen, Sayeed Ahmad, Sadaf, Mohammad Zeeshan Najm, Istaq Ahmad, Syed Akhtar Husain
Background: Bacopa monnieri (BM) is a herbaceous plant traditionally used from time immemorial in Ayurvedic and folklore medicines. We hypothesized that the extract of the whole plant might contain numerous molecules with having antitumor activities that could be very effective in killing of human cancer cells. Objectives: This work investigated anticancer activity of bioactive fraction of BM. Materials and Methods: The hydroalcoholic extract of BM was fractionated with different solvent, namely, hexane, dichloromethane (DCM), acetone, methanol, and water...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141839/patient-health-record-systems-scope-and-functionalities-literature-review-and-future-directions
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Lina Bouayad, Anna Ialynytchev, Balaji Padmanabhan
BACKGROUND: A new generation of user-centric information systems is emerging in health care as patient health record (PHR) systems. These systems create a platform supporting the new vision of health services that empowers patients and enables patient-provider communication, with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing costs. This evolution has generated new sets of data and capabilities, providing opportunities and challenges at the user, system, and industry levels. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to assess PHR data types and functionalities through a review of the literature to inform the health care informatics community, and to provide recommendations for PHR design, research, and practice...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139050/modeling-mesoscopic-cortical-dynamics-using-a-mean-field-model-of-conductance-based-networks-of-adaptive-exponential-integrate-and-fire-neurons
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Yann Zerlaut, Sandrine Chemla, Frederic Chavane, Alain Destexhe
Voltage-sensitive dye imaging (VSDi) has revealed fundamental properties of neocortical processing at macroscopic scales. Since for each pixel VSDi signals report the average membrane potential over hundreds of neurons, it seems natural to use a mean-field formalism to model such signals. Here, we present a mean-field model of networks of Adaptive Exponential (AdEx) integrate-and-fire neurons, with conductance-based synaptic interactions. We study a network of regular-spiking (RS) excitatory neurons and fast-spiking (FS) inhibitory neurons...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137711/novel-free-radical-mediated-lipid-peroxidation-biomarkers-in-newborn-plasma
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Ángel Sánchez-Illana, Sudhin Thayyil, Paolo Montaldo, Dorothea Jenkins, Guillermo Quintás, Camille Oger, Jean-Marie Galano, Claire Vigor, Thierry Durand, Máximo Vento, Julia Kuligowski
Oxidative stress derived from perinatal asphyxia appears to be closely linked to neonatal brain damage and lipid peroxidation biomarkers have shown to provide predictive power of oxidative stress related pathologies in situations of hypoxia and reoxygenation in the newborn. The objective of this work was to develop and validate of a comprehensive liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry approach for the quantitative profiling of 28 isoprostanoids in newborn plasma samples covering a broad range of lipid peroxidation product classes...
December 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136881/monitoring-of-tablet-coating-processes-with-colored-coatings
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Shirin Barimani, Peter Kleinebudde
Endpoints of coating processes for colored tablets were determined using in-line Raman spectroscopy. Coatings were performed with six commercially available formulations of pink, yellow, red, beige, green and blue color. The coatings were comprising pigments and/or dyes, some causing fluorescence and interfering the Raman signal. Using non-contact optics, a Raman probe was used as process analytical technology (PAT) tool, and acquired spectra were correlated to the sprayed mass of aqueous coating suspension...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136810/prediction-of-parameters-related-to-grape-ripening-by-multivariate-calibration-of-voltammetric-signals-acquired-by-an-electronic-tongue
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L Pigani, G Vasile Simone, G Foca, A Ulrici, F Masino, L Cubillana-Aguilera, R Calvini, R Seeber
An electronic tongue (ET) consisting of two voltammetric sensors, namely a poly-ethylendioxythiophene modified Pt electrode and a sonogel carbon electrode, has been developed aiming at monitoring grape ripening. To test the effectiveness of device and measurement procedures developed, samples of three varieties of grapes have been collected from veraison to harvest of the mature grape bunches. The derived musts have been then submitted to electrochemical investigation using Differential Pulse Voltammetry technique...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136653/drlumi-an-open-source-package-to-manage-data-calibrate-and-conduct-quality-control-of-multiplex-bead-based-immunoassays-data-analysis
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Hector Sanz, John J Aponte, Jaroslaw Harezlak, Yan Dong, Aintzane Ayestaran, Augusto Nhabomba, Maxmillian Mpina, Obiang Régis Maurin, Núria Díez-Padrisa, Ruth Aguilar, Gemma Moncunill, Agnandij Selidji Todagbe, Claudia Daubenberger, Carlota Dobaño, Clarissa Valim
Multiplex bead-based immunoassays are used to measure concentrations of several analytes simultaneously. These assays include control standard curves (SC) to reduce between-plate variability and normalize quantitation of analytes of biological samples. Suboptimal calibration might result in large random error and decreased number of samples with analyte concentrations within the limits of quantification. Suboptimal calibration may be a consequence of poor fitness of the functions used for the SC, the treatment of the background noise and the method used to estimate the limits of quantification...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136021/saturation-effects-and-the-concurrency-hypothesis-insights-from-an-analytic-model
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Joel C Miller, Anja C Slim
Sexual partnerships that overlap in time (concurrent relationships) may play a significant role in the HIV epidemic, but the precise effect is unclear. We derive edge-based compartmental models of disease spread in idealized dynamic populations with and without concurrency to allow for an investigation of its effects. Our models assume that partnerships change in time and individuals enter and leave the at-risk population. Infected individuals transmit at a constant per-partnership rate to their susceptible partners...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135470/planar-screening-by-charge-polydisperse-counterions
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Martin Trulsson, Emmanuel Trizac, Ladislav Samaj
We study how a neutralising cloud of counterions screens the electric field of a uniformly charged planar membrane (plate), when the counterions are characterised by a distribution of charges (or valence), n(q). We work out analytically the one-plate and two-plate cases, at the level of non-linear Poisson-Boltzmann theory. The (essentially asymptotic) predictions are successfully compared to numerical solutions of the full Poisson-Boltzmann theory, but also to Monte Carlo simulations...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135008/growth-and-relaxation-of-a-ridge-on-a-soft-poroelastic-substrate
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Menghua Zhao, François Lequeux, Tetsuharu Narita, Matthieu Roché, Laurent Limat, Julien Dervaux
Elastocapillarity describes the deformations of soft materials by surface tensions and is involved in a broad range of applications, from microelectromechanical devices to cell patterning on soft surfaces. Although the vast majority of elastocapillarity experiments are performed on soft gels, because of their tunable mechanical properties, the theoretical interpretation of these data has been so far undertaken solely within the framework of linear elasticity, neglecting the porous nature of gels. We investigate in this work the deformation of a thick poroelastic layer with surface tension subjected to an arbitrary distribution of time-dependent axisymmetric surface forces...
November 14, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133787/virtual-photons-in-the-ground-state-of-a-dissipative-system
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Simone De Liberato
Much of the novel physics predicted to be observable in the ultrastrong light-matter coupling regime rests on the hybridisation between states with different numbers of excitations, leading to a population of virtual photons in the system's ground state. In this article, exploiting an exact diagonalisation approach, we derive both analytical and numerical results for the population of virtual photons in presence of arbitrary losses. Specialising our results to the case of Lorentzian resonances we then show that the virtual photon population is only quantitatively affected by losses, even when those become the dominant energy scale...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130096/structuring-polymer-gels-via-catalytic-reactions
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Virginie Hugouvieux, Walter Kob
We use computer simulations to investigate how a catalytic reaction in a polymer sol can induce the formation of a polymer gel. To this aim we consider a solution of homopolymers in which freely-diffusing catalysts convert the originally repulsive A monomers into attractive B ones. We find that at low temperatures this reaction transforms the polymer solution into a physical gel that has a remarkably regular mesostructure in the form of a cluster phase, absent in the usual homopolymer gels obtained by a quench in temperature...
November 13, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129869/fast-determination-of-biodiesel-content-in-commercial-diesel-biodiesel-blends-by-using-digital-images-and-multivariate-calibration
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Mayara Ferreira Barbosa, Danielle Silva DO Nascimento, Marcos Grünhut, Hebertty Vieira Dantas, Beatriz S Fernandez Band, Mario C Ugulino DE Araújo, Matías Insausti
A new simple, rapid and inexpensive analytical method was developed to determine the biodiesel percentage in biodiesel/diesel blends through simple digital images of samples obtained by scanning with a commercial scanner. Soybean biodiesel and petroleum diesel samples were acquired from refineries currently in operation. There were prepared several mixtures within the range 1.5 to 12.0% of biodiesel in diesel oil, using the same procedure as is done in industry. The analytical signals were images recorded with a scanner...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129073/stage-dependence-cell-origin-independence-and-prognostic-capacity-of-serum-glycan-fucosylation-%C3%AE-1-4-branching-%C3%AE-1-6-branching-and-%C3%AE-2-6-sialylation-in-cancer
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Shadi Ferdosi, Douglas S Rehder, Paul Maranian, Erik P Castle, Thai H Ho, Harvey I Pass, Daniel W Cramer, Karen S Anderson, Lei Fu, David E C Cole, Tao Le, Xifeng Wu, Chad R Borges
Glycans represent a promising but only marginally accessed source of cancer markers. We previously reported the development of a molecularly bottom-up approach to plasma/serum (P/S) glycomics based on glycan linkage analysis that captures features such as α2-6 sialylation, β1-6 branching, and core fucosylation as single analytical signals. Based on the behavior of P/S glycans established to date, we hypothesized that the alteration of P/S glycans observed in cancer would be independent of the tissue in which the tumor originated yet exhibit stage dependence that varied little between cancers classified on the basis of tumor origin...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128283/emotional-prediction-an-ale-meta-analysis-and-macm-analysis
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Guangming Ran, Xiaojun Cao, Xu Chen
The prediction of emotion has been explored in a variety of functional brain imaging and neurophysiological studies. However, an overall picture of the areas involved this process remains unexploited. Here, we quantitatively summarized the published literature on emotional prediction using activation likelihood estimation (ALE) in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Furthermore, the current study employed a meta-analytic connectivity modeling (MACM) to map the meta-analytic coactivation maps of regions of interest (ROIs)...
November 8, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
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