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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457729/assessing-interactions-between-a-polytopic-membrane-protein-and-lipid-bilayers-using-differential-scanning-calorimetry-and-solid-state-nmr
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James R Banigan, Maureen Leninger, Ampon Sae Her, Nathaniel J Traaseth
It is known that the lipid composition within a cellular membrane can influence membrane protein structure and function. In this Article, we investigated how structural changes to a membrane protein upon substrate binding can impact the lipid bilayer. To carry out this study, we reconstituted the secondary active drug transporter EmrE into a variety of phospholipid bilayers varying in headgroup and chain length and carried out differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and solid-state NMR experiments. The DSC results revealed a difference in cooperativity of the lipid phase transition for drug-free EmrE protonated at glutamic acid 14 (i...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457712/strong-electrochemiluminescence-from-mofs-accelerator-enriched-quantum-dots-for-enhancing-sensing-of-trace-ctni
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Xia Yang, Yan-Qing Yu, Ling-Zhi Peng, Yan-Mei Lei, Ya-Qin Chai, Ruo Yuan, Ying Zhuo
Sensitive and feasible electrochemiluminescence (ECL) bioassay relies on the achievement of the ECL signal tags with high and stable signal intensity. In this work, strong electrochemiluminescence (ECL) emission was achieved from metal organic framework (MOFs) accelerator enriched Quantum Dots (CdTe), which was applied as an efficient ECL signal tag for trace biomarker detection. It is particularly worth noting that a novel mechanism to drastically enhance the ECL intensity of CdTe is established because the isoreticular metal organic framework-3 (IRMOF-3) with 2-amino terephthalic acid (2-NH2-BDC) as organic ligand is not only devoted for loading large amount of CdTe via encapsulating effect and internal/external decoration, but also as a novel co-reactant accelerator for promoting the conversion of co-reactant S2O82- into the sulfate radical anion (SO4•-), further boosting the electrochemiluminescence (ECL) emission of CdTe...
February 19, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457651/progressive-recruitment-of-contralesional-cortico-reticulospinal-pathways-drives-motor-impairment-post-stroke
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Jacob G McPherson, Albert Chen, Michael D Ellis, Jun Yao, C J Heckman, Julius P A Dewald
KEY POINTS: Activation of the shoulder abductor muscles in the arm opposite a unilateral brain injury causes involuntary increases in elbow, wrist and finger flexion in the same arm, a phenomenon referred to as the flexion synergy. It has been proposed that flexion synergy expression is related to reduced output from ipsilesional motor cortex and corticospinal pathways. In this human subjects study, we provide evidence that the magnitude of flexion synergy expression is instead related to a progressive, task-dependent recruitment of contralesional cortex...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457590/investigation-of-mechanical-compatibility-of-hernia-meshes-and-human-abdominal-fascia
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Miglena Doneva, Dessislava Pashkouleva
OBJECTIVE: Understanding the biomechanical properties of hernia meshes is essential in facilitating their selection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mechanical compatibility of hernia meshes and human abdominal fascia and assess their applicability in hernia repair. METHODS: Uniaxial tensile tests were performed. A total of eight hernia meshes were tested - three standard meshes (Surgimesh®, Surgipro™, TecnoMesh®) and five light-weight meshes (Optilene®, TiO2Mesh™, Parietex™, Vypro™ II, Ultrapro™)...
2018: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456969/mutation-of-agr-is-associated-with-the-adaptation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-to-the-host-during-chronic-osteomyelitis
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Carlos M Suligoy, Santiago M Lattar, Mariángeles Noto Llana, Cintia D González, Lucía P Alvarez, D Ashley Robinson, Marisa I Gómez, Fernanda R Buzzola, Daniel O Sordelli
Selection pressures exerted on Staphylococcus aureus by host factors may lead to the emergence of mutants better adapted to the evolving conditions at the infection site. This study was aimed at identifying the changes that occur in S. aureus exposed to the host defense mechanisms during chronic osteomyelitis and evaluating whether these changes affect the virulence of the organism. Genome assessment of two S. aureus isolates collected 13 months apart (HU-85a and HU-85c) from a host with chronic osteomyelitis was made by whole genome sequencing...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456751/cannulated-screw-versus-kirschner-wire-fixation-for-milch-ii-lateral-condyle-fractures-in-a-paediatric-sawbone-model-a-biomechanical-comparison
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D Franks, J Shatrov, M Symes, D G Little, T L Cheng
Purpose: Lateral condyle fractures of the humerus are common in the paediatric population, accounting for up to 20% of elbow fractures. Traditional management involves internal fixation with Kirschner (K)-wires, however, this has been associated with complications and insufficiently rigid fixation. Recently, cannulated screws have been proposed as a more stable method of fixation. While cannulated screws have been thought to allow earlier range of movement and shorten time to union, data regarding the biomechanical performance and optimal screw placement is scarce...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456458/proteomic-identification-and-characterization-of-hepatic-glyoxalase-1-dysregulation-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Christos Spanos, Elaina M Maldonado, Ciarán P Fisher, Petchpailin Leenutaphong, Ernesto Oviedo-Orta, David Windridge, Francisco J Salguero, Alexandra Bermúdez-Fajardo, Mark E Weeks, Caroline Evans, Bernard M Corfe, Naila Rabbani, Paul J Thornalley, Michael H Miller, Huan Wang, John F Dillon, Alberto Quaglia, Anil Dhawan, Emer Fitzpatrick, J Bernadette Moore
Background: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease worldwide. However, its molecular pathogenesis is incompletely characterized and clinical biomarkers remain scarce. The aims of these experiments were to identify and characterize liver protein alterations in an animal model of early, diet-related, liver injury and to assess novel candidate biomarkers in NAFLD patients. Methods: Liver membrane and cytosolic protein fractions from high fat fed apolipoprotein E knockout (ApoE-/- ) animals were analyzed by quantitative proteomics, utilizing isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) combined with nano-liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (nLC-MS/MS)...
2018: Proteome Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456169/kinematics-of-lower-limbs-during-walking-are-emulated-by-springy-walking-model-with-a-compliantly-connected-off-centered-curvy-foot
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Hyerim Lim, Sukyung Park
The dynamics of the center of mass (CoM) during walking and running at various gait conditions are well described by the mechanics of a simple passive spring loaded inverted pendulum (SLIP). Due to its simplicity, however, the current form of the SLIP model is limited at providing any further information about multi-segmental lower limbs that generate oscillatory CoM behaviors and their corresponding ground reaction forces. Considering that the dynamics of the CoM are simply achieved by mass-spring mechanics, we wondered whether any of the multi-joint motions could be demonstrated by simple mechanics...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456012/injectable-and-body-temperature-sensitive-hydrogels-based-on-chitosan-and-hyaluronic-acid-for-ph-sensitive-drug-release
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Wei Zhang, Xin Jin, Heng Li, Run-Run Zhang, Cheng-Wei Wu
Hydrogels based on chitosan/hyaluronic acid/β-sodium glycerophosphate demonstrate injectability, body temperature sensitivity, pH sensitive drug release and adhesion to cancer cell. The drug (doxorubicin) loaded hydrogel precursor solutions are injectable and turn to hydrogels when the temperature is increased to body temperature. The acidic condition (pH 4.00) can trigger the release of drug and the cancer cell (Hela) can adhere to the surface of the hydrogels, which will be beneficial for tumor site-specific administration of drug...
April 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455656/the-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-nedd4-mediates-cell-migration-signaling-of-egfr-in-lung-cancer-cells
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Genbao Shao, Ranran Wang, Aiqin Sun, Jing Wei, Ke Peng, Qian Dai, Wannian Yang, Qiong Lin
BACKGROUND: EGFR-dependent cell migration plays an important role in lung cancer progression. Our previous study observed that the HECT E3 ubiquitin ligase NEDD4 is significantly correlated with tumor metastasis and required for migration and invasion signaling of EGFR in gastric cancer cells. However, how NEDD4 promotes the EGFR-dependent lung cancer cell migration is unknown. This study is to elucidate the mechanism by which NEDD4 mediates the EGFR lung cancer migration signaling. METHODS: Lentiviral vector-loaded NEDD4 shRNA was used to deplete endogenous NEDD4 in lung cancer cell lines...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455507/-effect-and-mechanism-of-total-flavone-of-epimedium-on-primary-callus-formation-in-ovariectomized-rats-with-fractures
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Xiao-Lin Shi, Bo-Cheng Liang, Peng Wu, Bo Wang, Zhen-Yu Shi, Ling-Cheng Kong, Jian-Liang Yao, Jun-Jun Huang, Chun-Wen Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects and related mechanisms of total flavone of epimedium treatment(TFE)on primary callus for mation in ovariectomized rats. METHODS: Forty male SD rats weighted from 209 to 246 g and aged 6 to 8 weeks were selected. Six weeks after ovariectomy a femur fracture model with middiaphyseal segment fracture was established, estimated and randomly divided into TFE group (150 mg·kg⁻¹·d⁻¹) and control group(received saline). HE staining was used to evaluate the morphologic difference of primary callus during the bone callus healing between these two groups...
August 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455387/biochemical-process-of-ureolysis-based-microbial-caco-3-precipitation-and-its-application-in-self-healing-concrete
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Jing Xu, Xianzhi Wang, Binbin Wang
Urea hydrolysis has already been considered as the most effective pathway for microbially induced CaCO3 precipitation (MICP). The present work first studied the combination of several key factors including initial pH, temperature, and dosage of urea, which contribute to the biochemical process of MICP. Under an amiable condition of pH and temperature, the dosage of urea has a significant impact on the rate of urea degradation and CaCO3 precipitation. A bacteria-based self-healing system was developed by loading healing agents on ceramsite carriers...
February 17, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454945/dextran-based-herbal-nanobiocomposite-membranes-for-scar-free-wound-healing
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Surabhi Singh, Amlan Gupta, Deepika Sharma, Bhuvanesh Gupta
Dextran based bionanocomposite membranes encapsulating clove oil (CO) and sandalwood oil (SO) that are capable of preventing infection due to their inherent virtue of antibacterial activity and modifying the wound healing cascade for accelerated scar free healing, were developed. A facile solvent casting technique was used to fabricate dextran/nanosoy/glycerol/chitosan (DNG/Ch) nanocomposite membranes followed by subsequent addition of CO and SO to obtain DNG/Ch/CO and DNG/Ch/SO herbal nanodressings. Dressings exhibited >98% antibacterial activity against both Staphylococcus aureus (S...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454843/impact-of-high-sucrose-diets-on-the-discrimination-of-spatial-and-object-memories-with-overlapping-features
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Cem Buyukata, Milijana Vukalo, Tanya J Xu, Madhavi A Khore, Amy C Reichelt
High sucrose diets (HSDs) have been shown to have detrimental effects on hippocampal dependent memory in rats, including the performance of spatial tasks reliant on pattern separation, a cognitive process involved in minimising interference during memory encoding. As such we sought to investigate the impact of HSDs on object and spatial recognition tasks that varied the cognitive load placed on pattern separation processes. Young male and female rats were 4 weeks old at the start of diet manipulations. Rats in the HSD condition were provided with daily access to 10% sucrose solution for 2 h per day across a 28 d period, during which they were assessed on their performance of memory tasks that varied the similarity of spatial arrangements (Spontaneous Location Recognition, SLR) and object features (Novel Object Recognition, NOR) to determine the effect of HSD on memory encoding processes...
February 15, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454544/mapping-the-spatiotemporal-evolution-of-solute-transport-in-articular-cartilage-explants-reveals-how-cartilage-recovers-fluid-within-the-contact-area-during-sliding
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Brian T Graham, Axel C Moore, David L Burris, Christopher Price
The interstitial fluid within articular cartilage shields the matrix from mechanical stresses, reduces friction and wear, enables biochemical processes, and transports solutes into and out of the avascular extracellular matrix. The balanced competition between fluid exudation and recovery under load is thus critical to the mechanical and biological functions of the tissue. We recently discovered that sliding alone can induce rapid solute transport into buried cartilage contact areas via a phenomenon termed tribological rehydration...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454122/rope-jumping-induced-traumatic-compression-fractures-the-underestimated-danger-of-repetitive-axial-load-forces
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Tobias A Mattei
The author describes a case of a non-osteoporotic adult presenting with multilevel compression fractures at the apex of the thoracic kyphosis after strenuous rope jumping. MRI demonstrated diffuse bone marrow changes in the vertebral bodies with only a very small unilateral endplate fracture. Besides highlighting the oftentimes neglected role of repetitive sub-pathological axial load forces in traumatic spinal injuries, the observed imaging pattern substantiates previous experimental studies which demonstrated that under cyclic axial loading the initial damage occurs in the cancellous regions of the bone (with observation of microscopic/50-100 μM long cracks), ultimately leading to a reduction in its elastic modulus...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454097/improving-sustained-drug-delivery-from-ophthalmic-lens-materials-through-the-control-of-temperature-and-time-of-loading
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Ana Topete, Andreia S Oliveira, A Fernandes, T G Nunes, A P Serro, B Saramago
Although the possibility of using drug-loaded ophthalmic lens to promote sustained drug release has been thoroughly pursued, there are still problems to be solved associated to the different alternatives. In this work, we went back to the traditional method of drug loading by soaking in the drug solution and tried to optimize the release profiles by changing the temperature and the time of loading. Two materials commercially available under the names of CI26Y and Definitive 50 were chosen. CI26Y is used for intraocular lenses (IOLs) and Definitive 50 for soft contact lenses (SCLs)...
February 14, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454075/the-g-protein-coupled-p2y-6-receptor-promotes-colorectal-cancer-tumorigenesis-by-inhibiting-apoptosis
#18
Morgane Placet, Guillaume Arguin, Caroline M Molle, Jean-Philippe Babeu, Christine Jones, Julie C Carrier, Bernand Robaye, Sameh Geha, Francois Boudreau, Fernand-Pierre Gendron
Colorectal tumors are immersed in an array of tumor-promoting factors including extracellular nucleotides such as uridine 5'‑diphosphate (UDP). UDP is the endogenous agonist of the G protein-coupled P2Y 6 receptor (P2Y 6 R), which may contribute to the formation of a tumor-promoting microenvironment by coordinating resistance to apoptosis. Colorectal cancer (CRC) was chemically induced in P2ry6 knockout (P2ry6 -/- ) mice using azoxymethane and dextran sulfate sodium challenges. Mice were euthanatized and their tumor load determined...
February 14, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454073/the-accumulation-of-assembly-intermediates-of-the-mitochondrial-complex-i-matrix-arm-is-reduced-by-limiting-glucose-uptake-in-a-neuronal-like-model-of-melas-syndrome
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Guillaume Geffroy, Rayane Benyahia, Samuel Frey, Valerie Desquiret-Dumas, Naig Gueguen, Celine Bris, Sophie Belal, Aurore Inisan, Aurelie Renaud, Arnaud Chevrollier, Daniel Henrion, Dominique Bonneau, Franck Letournel, Guy Lenaers, Pascal Reynier, Vincent Procaccio
Ketogenic diet (KD) which combined carbohydrate restriction and the addition of ketone bodies has emerged as an alternative metabolic intervention used as an anticonvulsant therapy or to treat different types of neurological or mitochondrial disorders including MELAS syndrome. MELAS syndrome is a severe mitochondrial disease mainly due to the m.3243A > G mitochondrial DNA mutation. The broad success of KD is due to multiple beneficial mechanisms with distinct effects of very low carbohydrates and ketones...
February 14, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453795/inflammatory-and-degenerative-phases-resulting-from-anterior-cruciate-rupture-in-a-non-invasive-murine-model-of-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis
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Sophie Jane Gilbert, Cleo Selina Bonnet, Paulina Stadnik, Victor Colin Duance, Deborah JaneMason, Emma Jane Blain
Joint injury is the predominant risk factor for post-traumatic osteoarthritis development (PTOA). Several non-invasive mouse models mimicking human PTOA investigate molecular mechanisms of disease development; none have characterised the inflammatory response to this acute traumatic injury. Our aim was to characterise the early inflammatory phase and later degenerative component in our in vivo non-invasive murine model of PTOA induced by anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture. Right knees of 12-week-old C57Bl6 mice were placed in flexion at a 30° offset position and subjected to a single compressive load (12N, 1...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
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