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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531312/taste-elicited-activity-in-facial-muscle-regions-in-5-8-week-old-infants
#1
Jessica E Armstrong, David G Laing, Anthony L Jinks
The state of development of the sense of taste in humans during the first few months of life is only partially understood. Since taste plays a critical role in the feeding and nutrition of infants a better understanding of taste development during early life is required. Currently, information about the sense of taste in pre-verbal infants is obtained by analysis of videotaped facial expressions using the Baby FACS coding system. A potentially more objective faster procedure for assessing facial expressions not investigated in infants is electromyography (EMG)...
June 1, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531186/parvovirus-b19-induced-vascular-damage-in-the-heart-is-associated-with-elevated-circulating-endothelial-microparticles
#2
Katrin Bachelier, Susanne Biehl, Viktoria Schwarz, Ingrid Kindermann, Reinhard Kandolf, Martina Sauter, Christian Ukena, Ali Yilmaz, Karen Sliwa, Claus-Thomas Bock, Karin Klingel, Michael Böhm
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of viral myocarditis is difficult by clinical criteria but facilitated by detection of inflammation and viral genomes in endomyocardial biopsies. Parvovirus B19 (B19V) targets endothelial cells where viral nucleic acid is exclusively detected in the heart. Microparticles (MPs) are released after cell damage or activation of specific cells. We aimed to investigate whether circulating endothelial MPs (EMPs) in human and experimental models of myocarditis are associated with B19V myocarditis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529619/effects-of-prolonged-exposure-to-low-dose-metformin-in-thyroid-cancer-cell-lines
#3
Safar Kheder, Karen Sisley, Sirwan Hadad, Sabapathy P Balasubramanian
Background: Thyroid cancer is generally associated with an excellent prognosis, but there is significant long-term morbidity with standard treatment. Some sub-types however have a poor prognosis. Metformin, an oral anti-diabetic drug is shown to have anti-cancer effects in several types of cancer (breast, lung and ovarian cancer). The proposed mechanisms include activation of the Adenosine Mono-phosphate-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) pathway and inhibition of the mTOR pathway (which promotes growth and proliferation)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528807/comparison-of-amicus-and-cobe-spectra-for-allogenic-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-harvest-study-from-tertiary-care-centre-in-india
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Rasika Dhawan Setia, Satyam Arora, Anil Handoo, Tina Dadu, Dharma Choudhary, Sajeev Kumar Sharma, Gaurav Kharya, Vipin Khandelwal, Prerna Sachdeva, Divya Doval, Anamika Bakliwal, Meenu Kapoor, Shalu Bajaj, Virendra Bachchas, Praveen Singh
INTRODUCTION: Most common source of stem cell graft for both autologous and allogenic haematopoietic transplants are peripheral blood haematopoietic progenitor stem cells. Adequate collection of the CD34+ cells and safety of the allogenic donor during the leukapheresis are of prime importance to an apheresis physician. Our retrospective analysis is a comparison between of two platforms namely, COBE Spectra and Amicus, for CD34+ mononuclear cell collection. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The study included the data of GSCF (Granulocyte-Colony-Stimulating Factor) mobilized allogenic PBSC collections at our centre from January 2015 to June 2016...
April 24, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526652/retinoic-acid-induces-differentiation-of-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-embryonic-stem-cells-into-germ-cells
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Syed Mohmad Shah, Suresh Kumar Singla, Prabhat Palta, Radhey Sham Manik, Manmohan Singh Chauhan
Development of precise and reproducible culture system for in vitro differentiation of embryonic stem (ES) cells into germ cells counts as a major leap forward for understanding not only the remarkable process of gametogenesis, otherwise obscured by limited availability of precursor primordial germ cells (PGCs), but in finally treating the catastrophic infertility. Taking into account the significant role of retinoic acid (RA) during in vivo gametogenesis, we designed the present study to investigate the effects of its stimulation on directing the differentiation of ES cells into germ cells...
May 16, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524924/a-theoretical-study-on-the-mechanistic-highlights-behind-the-br%C3%A3-nsted-acid-dependent-mer-fac-isomerization-of-homoleptic-carbenic-iridium-complexes-for-pholeds
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Tobias Setzer, Christian Lennartz, Andreas Dreuw
Recently, a successful Brønsted-acid mediated geometric isomerization of the meridional homoleptic carbenic iridium(iii) complexes tris-(N-phenyl,N-methyl-benzimidazol-2-yl)iridium(iii) (1) and tris-(N-phenyl,N-benzyl-benzimidazol-2-yl)iridium(iii) (2) into their facial form has been reported. In the present work the pronounced acid-dependency of this particular isomerization procedure is revisited and additional mechanistic pathways are taken into account. Moreover, the acid-induced material decomposition is addressed...
May 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523342/exercise-capacity-before-and-after-stent-placement-for-coarctation-of-the-aorta-a-single-center-case-series
#7
Brandon D Morrical, Jason H Anderson, Nathaniel W Taggart
Over the last 15 years, stent placement has become a viable and safe alternative to surgical repair for native and recurrent coarctation of the aorta. Although patients with coarctation of the aorta often have lower exercise tolerance, there is no published data regarding the effect of coarctation stenting on exercise capacity. We aimed to determine the effect of coarctation stent placement on exercise capacity. We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients who underwent stent placement for native or recurrent coarctation of the aorta at our institution from January 2000 to October 2012...
May 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522326/gene-editing-and-clonal-isolation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-crispr-cas9
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Saniye Yumlu, Jürgen Stumm, Sanum Bashir, Anne-Kathrin Dreyer, Pawel Lisowski, Eric Danner, Ralf Kühn
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) represent an ideal in vitro platform to study human genetics and biology. The recent advent of programmable nucleases makes also the human genome amenable to experimental genetics through either the correction of mutations in patient-derived iPSC lines or the de novo introduction of mutations into otherwise healthy iPSCs. The production of specific and sometimes complex genotypes in multiple cell lines requires efficient and streamlined gene editing technologies...
May 15, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518118/harnessing-the-dna-dye-triggered-side-population-phenotype-to-detect-and-purify-cancer-stem-cells-from-biological-samples
#9
Maximilian Boesch, Elisabeth Hoflehner, Dominik Wolf, Guenther Gastl, Sieghart Sopper
Cancer is a stem cell-driven disease and eradication of these cells has become a major therapeutic goal. Deciphering vulnerabilities of Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) and identifying suitable molecular targets relies on methods that allow their specific discrimination in heterogeneous samples such as cell lines and ex vivo tumor tissue. Flow cytometry/FACS is a powerful technology to multi-parametrically dissect biological samples at the single cell level and is to date the method of choice to recover live cells for downstream analyses...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516277/analysis-of-cellular-autofluorescence-in-touch-samples-by-flow-cytometry-implications-for-front-end-separation-of-trace-mixture-evidence
#10
M Katherine Philpott, Cristina E Stanciu, Ye Jin Kwon, Eduardo E Bustamante, Susan A Greenspoon, Christopher J Ehrhardt
The goal of this study was to survey optical and biochemical variation in cell populations deposited onto a surface through touch or contact and identify specific features that may be used to distinguish and then sort cell populations from separate contributors in a trace biological mixture. Although we were not able to detect meaningful biochemical variation in touch samples deposited by different contributors through preliminary antibody surveys, we did observe distinct differences in red autofluorescence emissions (650-670 nm), with as much as a tenfold difference in mean fluorescence intensities observed between certain pairs of donors...
May 18, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515279/regulatory-eosinophils-suppress-t-cells-partly-through-galectin-10
#11
Christine Lingblom, Jennie Andersson, Kerstin Andersson, Christine Wennerås
Eosinophils have the capacity to regulate the function of T cell subsets. Our aim was to test the hypothesis of the existence of a regulatory subset of eosinophils. Human eosinophils were incubated with T cells that were stimulated with allogeneic leukocytes or CD3/CD28 cross-linking. After 2 d of coculture, 11% of the eosinophils gained CD16 expression. A CD16(hi) subset of eosinophils, encompassing 1-5% of all eosinophils, was also identified in the blood of healthy subjects. FACS sorting showed that these CD16(hi) eosinophils were significantly stronger suppressors of T cell proliferation than were conventional CD16(neg) eosinophils...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514969/endothelial-progenitor-cell-number-is-not-decreased-in-34-children-with-juvenile-dermatomyositis-a-pilot-study
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Dong Xu, Akadia Kacha-Ochana, Gabrielle A Morgan, Chiang-Ching Huang, Lauren M Pachman
OBJECTIVE: A pilot study to determine endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) number in children with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). METHODS: After obtaining informed consent, the EPC number from 34 fasting children with definite/probable JDM at various stages of therapy-initially untreated, active disease on medication and clinically inactive, off medication-was compared with 13 healthy fasting pediatric controls. The EPC number was determined by fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), CD34(+)/VEGFR2(+)/CD45dim(-), and assessed in conjunction with clinical variables: disease activity scores (DAS), duration of untreated disease (DUD), TNF-α allelic polymorphism (A/G) at the promoter region of -308, number of nailfold capillary end row loop (ERL) and von Willebrand factor antigen (vWF:Ag)...
May 17, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512575/new-leads-for-fragment-based-design-of-rhenium-technetium-radiopharmaceutical-agents
#13
Alice Brink, John R Helliwell
Multiple possibilities for the coordination of fac-[Re(CO)3(H2O)3](+) to a protein have been determined and include binding to Asp, Glu, Arg and His amino-acid residues as well as to the C-terminal carboxylate in the vicinity of Leu and Pro. The large number of rhenium metal complex binding sites that have been identified on specific residues thereby allow increased target identification for the design of future radiopharmaceuticals. The core experimental concept involved the use of state-of-art tuneable synchrotron radiation at the Diamond Light Source to optimize the rhenium anomalous dispersion signal to a large value (f'' of 12...
May 1, 2017: IUCrJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511841/a-method-for-isolating-cortical-interneurons-sharing-the-same-birthdays-for-gene-expression-studies
#14
Hui Xuan Ng, Ean Phing Lee, Brenton L Cavanagh, Joanne M Britto, Seong-Seng Tan
The two neuronal populations in the cortex, pyramidal neurons and interneurons, can be separated based on neurotransmitter identity, however, within this segregation a large degree of diversity exists. Investigations into the molecular diversity of neurons are impeded by the inability to isolate cell populations born at different times for gene expression analysis. Developing interneurons may be distinguished by the expression of Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase-67 (GAD67). Neuronal birthdating using nucleoside analogs is an effective means of identifying coetaneous interneurons...
May 13, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511094/isolation-and-genetic-analysis-of-pure-cells-from-forensic-biological-mixtures-the-precision-of-a-digital-approach
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F Fontana, C Rapone, G Bregola, R Aversa, A de Meo, G Signorini, M Sergio, A Ferrarini, R Lanzellotto, G Medoro, G Giorgini, N Manaresi, A Berti
Latest genotyping technologies allow to achieve a reliable genetic profile for the offender identification even from extremely minute biological evidence. The ultimate challenge occurs when genetic profiles need to be retrieved from a mixture, which is composed of biological material from two or more individuals. In this case, DNA profiling will often result in a complex genetic profile, which is then subject matter for statistical analysis. In principle, when more individuals contribute to a mixture with different biological fluids, their single genetic profiles can be obtained by separating the distinct cell types (e...
May 1, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510329/isolation-of-stem-cells-and-progenitors-from-mouse-epidermis
#16
Lana Kostic, Egor Sedov, Despina Soteriou, Yahav Yosefzon, Yaron Fuchs
The epidermis consists of several distinct compartments including the interfollicular epidermis (IFE), sweat glands, sebaceous glands (SGs), and the hair follicle (HF). While the IFE and SGs are in a constant state of self-renewal, the HF cycles between phases of growth, destruction, and rest. The hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs) that fuel this perpetual cycle have been well described and are located in a niche termed the bulge. These bulge SCs express markers such as CD34 and Keratin 15 (K15), enabling the isolation of these cells...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508475/functional-properties-of-peripheral-cd8-%C3%A2-t-cells-in-patients-with-repeated-implantation-failure
#17
Biao Yin, Yong Zeng, Tonghua Wu, Shuyi Yu, Jian Xu, Su Liu, Lianghui Diao, Zhenfu Zhao, Desheng Liang, Yuye Li
CD8(+) T cells are the main candidates to recognize and respond to fetal HLA-C at the fetal-maternal interface, but data on the amount of peripheral CD8(+) T cells and their functions during the window of implantation in recurrent implantation failure (RIF) patients are limited. Peripheral blood was obtained from 56 women with RIF and 16 fertile women in the mid-luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, and the CD8(+) T cells were determined by FACS analysis. No statistical differences in the proportion of peripheral CD8(+) T cells were observed among the women with RIF and the control group...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505995/prediction-of-post-stroke-functional-mobility%C3%A2-from-the-initial-assessment-of%C3%A2-cognitive-function
#18
Se Hee Jung, Shi-Uk Lee, Jihong Park
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment is frequently seen in patients with stroke. The possible correlation between cognitive function and functional mobility has been proposed; however, the prognostic importance of early cognitive function in recovery of mobility has not been investigated in patients with stroke. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate whether the cognitive function in the acute phase can independently predict the recovery of mobility after stroke, and to determine the cut-off value of each cognitive evaluation test for community ambulation at six months...
May 11, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505327/histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-saha-is-a-novel-promising-treatment-for-cushing-s-disease
#19
Jie Lu, Grégoire P Chatain, Alejandro Bugarini, Xiang Wang, Dragan Maric, Stuart Walbridge, Zhengping Zhuang, Prashant Chittiboina
Context: Remission failure following transsphenoidal surgery in Cushing's disease (CD) from pituitary corticotroph tumors (CtT) remains clinically challenging. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are antitumor drugs approved for oral clinical use, with potential to affect adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) hypersecretion by inhibiting proopiomelanocortin (POMC) transcription. Objective: Testing efficacy of suberolyl hydroxamic acid (SAHA) on human and murine ACTH-secreting tumor cells...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505142/mitochondria-targeting-with-luminescent-rhenium-i-complexes
#20
Joanna Skiba, Tytus Bernaś, Damian Trzybiński, Krzysztof Woźniak, Giarita Ferraro, Daniela Marasco, Antonello Merlino, Marsel Z Shafikov, Rafał Czerwieniec, Konrad Kowalski
Two new neutral fac-[Re(CO)₃(phen)L] compounds (1,2), with phen = 1,10-phenanthroline and L = O₂C(CH₂)₅CH₃ or O₂C(CH₂)₄C≡CH, were synthetized in one-pot procedures from fac-[Re(CO)₃(phen)Cl] and the corresponding carboxylic acids, and were fully characterized by IR and UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, ¹H- and (13)C-NMR, mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography. The compounds, which display orange luminescence, were used as probes for living cancer HeLa cell staining. Confocal microscopy revealed accumulation of both dyes in mitochondria...
May 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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