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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104787/binding-characteristics-of-galectin-3-fusion-proteins
#1
Sophia Böcker, Lothar Elling
Galectin-3 modulates cell adhesion and signaling events by specific binding and cross-linking galactoside containing carbohydrate ligands. Proteolytic cleavage by metalloproteinases yields in vivo N-terminally truncated galectin-3 still bearing the carbohydrate recognition domain. Truncated galectin-3 has been demonstrated to act in vivo as a negative inhibitor of galectin-3 due to higher affinity for carbohydrate ligands. We here present our studies on a series of twelve human galectin-3 protein constructs...
January 19, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103870/osteochondral-autograft-transplantation-with-biplanar-distal-tibial-osteotomy-for-patients-with-concomitant-large-osteochondral-lesion-of-the-talus-and-varus-ankle-malalignment
#2
Xingchen Li, Yuan Zhu, Yang Xu, Bibo Wang, Jinhao Liu, Xiangyang Xu
BACKGROUND: Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs) are amongst the most common foot and ankle disorders. Varus ankle malalignment causes stress concentration on medial side of the joint, resulting in OLTs and osteoarthritis. For large symptomatic OLTs (>10 mm), Osteochondral autograft transplantation is usually recommended. This article highlights biplanar distal tibial osteotomy as an approach and management for patients with concomitant large OLTs and varus ankle malalignment...
January 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102690/ph-sensitive-adsorption-behavior-of-polymer-particles-at-the-air-water-interface
#3
Syuji Fujii, Emiko Mouri, Ko Akiyama, Saori Nakayama, Kyohei Uda, Yoshinobu Nakamura, Hideki Matsuoka
pH-Sensitive adsorption of polymer particles bearing poly[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate] hairs at the air-water interface was investigated using a surface tensiometer, a Langmuir-Blodgett trough and an X-ray reflectometer. We clarified that the particles adsorb at the interface at basic pH; by contrast, at acidic pH, a small number of particles are adsorbed, whereas the majority are dispersed in the water phase. X-ray reflectometry analysis revealed that a particle monolayer was formed at the air-water interface, which packed densely under increasing surface pressure, as determined by the electron density profile change...
January 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097387/all-dual-mobility-cups-are-not-the-same
#4
Thierry Aslanian
PURPOSE: Although the natural history of dual mobility has been exclusively borne for 20 years by a single company (due to industrial ownership), the concept has undeniably been very widely popularised with nearly 40 cups on the French market which should be regarded as a weight bearing surface, both broadly and in their own right. However, within the same original idea, these implants are not all identical (design, material, fixation ect.).The aim of this work is to propose a classification of different dual mobility cups by distinguishing between thegeneral characteristics of a conventional cup and those particular to this type of implant...
January 18, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097117/cobalt-intoxication-heart-failure-after-revision-total-hip-replacement-for-ceramic-head-fracture-a-case-report
#5
Chul-Ho Kim, Young Hyun Choi, Mi Yeon Jeong, Jae Suk Chang, Pil Whan Yoon
In 1960s, toxic heart failure due to cobalt poisoning was firstly reported from Canadian industrial worker. Following development of bearing materials in hip arthroplasties, using cobalt-chrome alloy in bearing surface, there were rarely reported of systemic affect toxic cobaltism include toxic heart failure due to articulation wear in Western countries. It could be happened more easily by third body wear from ceramic particle especially revision total hip replacement (THR) surgery using cobalt-chrome alloy following ceramic articulation breakage which index surgery performed by ceramic on ceramic bearing...
December 2016: Hip & Pelvis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096331/one-step-design-of-a-stable-variant-of-the-malaria-invasion-protein-rh5-for-use-as-a-vaccine-immunogen
#6
Ivan Campeotto, Adi Goldenzweig, Jack Davey, Lea Barfod, Jennifer M Marshall, Sarah E Silk, Katherine E Wright, Simon J Draper, Matthew K Higgins, Sarel J Fleishman
Many promising vaccine candidates from pathogenic viruses, bacteria, and parasites are unstable and cannot be produced cheaply for clinical use. For instance, Plasmodium falciparum reticulocyte-binding protein homolog 5 (PfRH5) is essential for erythrocyte invasion, is highly conserved among field isolates, and elicits antibodies that neutralize in vitro and protect in an animal model, making it a leading malaria vaccine candidate. However, functional RH5 is only expressible in eukaryotic systems and exhibits moderate temperature tolerance, limiting its usefulness in hot and low-income countries where malaria prevails...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095646/a-frog-s-view-of-ephrinb-signaling
#7
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Yoo-Seok Hwang, Ira O Daar
Cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesion are essential to the proper formation and maintenance of tissue patterns during development, and deregulation of these processes can lead to invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. Cell surface adhesion and signaling molecules are key players in both normal development and cancer progression. One set of cell surface proteins, the Eph receptor tyrosine kinases and their membrane-bound ligands, ephrins, are significant regulators of these processes. During embryonic development, the Eph/ephrin signaling system is involved in cell-cell contact events that result in cell sorting and boundary formation between receptor and ligand bearing cells...
January 17, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095118/modeling-and-optimization-of-lime-based-stabilization-in-high-alkaline-arsenic-bearing-sludges-with-a-central-composite-design
#8
Jie Lei, Bing Peng, Xiaobo Min, Yanjie Liang, Yang You, Liyuan Chai
This study focuses on the modeling and optimization of lime-based stabilization in high alkaline arsenic-bearing sludges (HAABS) and describes the relationship between the arsenic leachate concentration (ALC) and stabilization parameters to develop a prediction model for obtaining the optimal process parameters and conditions. A central composite design (CCD) along with response surface methodology (RSM) was conducted to model and investigate the stabilization process with three independent variables: the Ca/As mole ratio, reaction time and liquid/solid ratio, along with their interactions...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087484/inhibition-of-bacterial-adhesion-and-biofilm-formation-by-dual-functional-textured-and-nitric-oxide-releasing-surfaces
#9
Li-Chong Xu, Yaqi Wo, Mark E Meyerhoff, Christopher A Siedlecki
: In separate prior studies, physical topographic surface modification or nitric oxide (NO) release has been demonstrated to each be an effective approach to inhibit and control bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on polymeric surfaces. Such approaches can prevent biomaterial-associated infection without causing the antibiotic resistance of the strain. In this work, both techniques were successfully integrated and applied to a polyurethane (PU) biomaterial surface that bears ordered pillar topographies (400/400 nm and 500/500 nm patterns) at the top surface and a S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP, NO donor) doped sub-layer in the middle, via a soft lithography two-stage replication process...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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/28079195/a-ph-responsive-molecular-capsule-with-an-acridine-shell-catch-and-release-of-large-hydrophobic-compounds
#11
Mai Kishimoto, Kei Kondo, Munetaka Akita, Michito Yoshizawa
Unlike common polyaromatic hydrocarbons, acridine is a characteristic compound bearing both π-stackable large surfaces and a protonable nitrogen atom. Here we report the first synthesis of a supramolecular capsule with multiple acridine panels. In water, the assembly and disassembly of the capsule reversibly occur under neutral and acidic conditions, respectively (≥10 cycles). Notably, the pH-responsive capsule encapsulates a variety of large hydrophobic compounds (up to 1.6 nm in diameter) such as coumarins, metallophthalocyanines and subphthalocyanine in neutral water and subsequently releases them by simple addition of acid...
January 12, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078797/in-situ-incubation-of-iron-sulfur-mineral-reveals-a-diverse-chemolithoautotrophic-community-and-a-new-biogeochemical-role-for-thiomicrospira
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Roman A Barco, Colleen L Hoffman, Gustavo A Ramírez, Brandy M Toner, Katrina J Edwards, Jason B Sylvan
Sulfide mineral precipitation occurs at mid-ocean ridge (MOR) spreading centers, both in the form of plume particles and seafloor massive sulfide structures. A common constituent of MOR is the iron-bearing sulfide mineral pyrrhotite, which was chosen as a substrate for in-situ incubation studies in shallow waters of Catalina Island, CA to investigate the colonization of iron-oxidizing bacteria. Microbial community datasets were obtained from in-situ incubated pyrrhotite, allowing for direct comparison to microbial communities of iron-sulfides from active and inactive chimneys in deep-sea environments...
January 12, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076889/polyurethane-conjugating-tgf-%C3%AE-on-surface-impacts-local-inflammation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-skeletal-muscle
#13
Dandan Shi, Jiangwei Xiao, Ruicai Gu, Gang Wu, Hua Liao
The synthesized short peptide-polymers would provide key functions for tissue regeneration and repair, through enriching bioactive molecules on polymers or releasing these molecules pre-conjugated on the materials. We have developed a degradable PU bearing HSNGLPL peptide, which has affinity binding ability to TGF-β. For deeply understanding spatial release of TGF-β from the PU polymers and its localized bioactivity, QCM and Elisa test were used to verify TGF-β binding capacities in vitro and in vivo. The PU polymers, with or without pre-conjugating of TGF-β, were implanted into gastronomies muscle (GN) of C57BL/6 mice, for addressing TGF-β release from the polymers and its bio-regulating function in vivo...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076651/controlled-release-of-chlorhexidine-from-a-mesoporous-silica-containing-macroporous-titanium-dental-implant-prevents-microbial-biofilm-formation
#14
K De Cremer, A Braem, E Gerits, K De Brucker, K Vandamme, J A Martens, J Michiels, J Vleugels, B P Cammue, K Thevissen
Roughened surfaces are increasingly being used for dental implant applications as the enlarged contact area improves bone cell anchorage, thereby facilitating osseointegration. However, the additional surface area also entails a higher risk for the development of biofilm associated infections, an etiologic factor for many dental ailments, including peri-implantitis. To overcome this problem, we designed a dental implant composed of a porous titanium-silica (Ti/SiO2) composite material and containing an internal reservoir that can be loaded with antimicrobial compounds...
January 11, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071596/3d-bioprinting-of-gelma-scaffolds-triggers-mineral-deposition-by-primary-human-osteoblasts
#15
Christine McBeth, Jasmin Lauer, Michael Ottersbach, Jennifer Campbell, Andre Sharon, Alexis F Sauer-Budge
Due to its relatively low level of antigenicity and high durability, titanium has successfully been used as the major material for biological implants. However, because the typical interface between titanium and tissue precludes adequate transmission of load into the surrounding bone, over time, load-bearing implants tend to loosen and revision surgeries are required. Osseointegration of titanium implants requires presentation of both biological and mechanical cues that promote attachment of and trigger mineral deposition by osteoblasts...
January 10, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069803/ig-light-chain-precedes-heavy-chain-gene-rearrangement-during-development-of-b-cells-in-swine
#16
Marek Sinkora, Jana Sinkorova, Katerina Stepanova
The current mammalian paradigm states that 1) rearrangements in the IgH locus precede those in IgL loci, 2) IgLλ genes rearrange only when IgLκ genes are consumed, and 3) the surrogate L chain is necessary for selection of productive IgH gene rearrangements. We show in swine that IgL rearrangements precede IgH gene rearrangements, resulting in the expression of naked IgL on a surface of precursor B cells. Findings also suggest that there is no dependency on the surrogate L chain, and thus the authentic IgL proteins may be used for selection of the IgH repertoire...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068458/synthetic-muc1-glycopeptide-bearing-%C3%AE-galnac-thr-as-tn-antigen-isomer-induces-antibodies-production-against-tumor-cells
#17
Vanessa Leiria Campo, Thalita Riul, Leandro Bortot, Maristela Martins-Teixeira, Marcelo Marchiori, Emanuela Iaccarino, Menotti Ruvo, Marcelo Dias-Baruffi, Ivone Carvalho
This study presents the synthesis of the novel protected O-glycosyl amino acids βGalNAc-SerOBn (1) and βGalNAc-ThrOBn (2) as mimetics of the natural Tn antigen (αGalNAc-Ser/Thr), along with the solid-phase assembly of the glycopeptides NHAcSer-Ala-Pro-Asp-Thr[αGalNAc]-Arg-Pro-Ala-Pro-Gly-BSA (3-BSA) and NHAcSer-Ala-Pro-Asp-Thr[βGalNAc]-Arg-Pro-Ala-Pro-Gly-BSA (4-BSA), bearing αGalNAc-Thr or βGalNAc-Thr, as mimetics of MUC1 tumor mucin glycoproteins. According to ELISA tests, mice immunizations with βGalNAc-glycopeptide 4-BSA induced higher sera titers (1:320000) if compared to immunizations with αGalNAc-glycopeptide 3-BSA (1:40000)...
January 9, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068290/a-collection-system-for-dry-solid-residues-from-exhaled-breath-for-analysis-via-atomic-force-microscopy
#18
Victor N Morozov, Andrey Y Mikheev
Exhaled air contains sub-micron droplets of lung liquid, which potentially bear biomarkers of lung diseases. After dehydration they form dry residue particles (DRPs). As a first step in developing techniques to characterize individual DRPs, a new electrostatic collector was designed in which DRPs are charged within a unipolar corona charger, concentrated in a cone funnel, and deposited onto a limited area of a highly oriented pyrolytic graphite surface. The collector captures 80%-90% of DRPs at an optimal flow rate of 0...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065871/targeted-glioma-chemotherapy-by-cyclic-rgd-peptide-functionalized-reversibly-core-crosslinked-multifunctional-poly-ethylene-glycol-b-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-micelles
#19
Ya Fang, Yu Jiang, Yan Zou, Fenghua Meng, Jian Zhang, Chao Deng, Huanli Sun, Zhiyuan Zhong
: Cyclic RGD peptide-functionalized reversibly core-crosslinked biodegradable poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(ε-caprolactone) (PEG-PCL) micelles (cRGD-RCCMs) were designed and developed for highly potent and targeted glioma chemotherapy. To achieve crosslinkable core, dithiolane-functionalized trimethylene carbonate (DTC) was incorporated into PCL block. Interestingly, cRGD-RCCMs displayed a high doxorubicin (DOX) loading content of ∼18 wt.%, small hydrodynamic size of ∼50 nm, and excellent colloidal stability with minimum drug leakage under physiological conditions whilst fast DOX release under cytoplasmic-mimicking reductive environments...
January 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064036/effects-of-specimen-size-and-mix-ratio-on-the-nickel-migration-behavior-of-landfill-waste-mixed-mortar
#20
M Aminul Haque
Landfill solid waste management system poses the potential source of silent wide-spread heavy metals like nickel poisoning in the entire ecosystem of nearby environment. Nickel containing demolish solid wastes are disposed at landfill zones to a great extent from where nickel migrate into the food chain through the surface water body as well as groundwater. Consequently, nickel exposure may cause different environmental problems. From this sense, it may be an attractive proposal to recycle the waste as a sustainable product...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
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