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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441775/progress-in-the-correlative-atomic-force-microscopy-and-optical-microscopy
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REVIEW
Lulu Zhou, Mingjun Cai, Ti Tong, Hongda Wang
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) has evolved from the originally morphological imaging technique to a powerful and multifunctional technique for manipulating and detecting the interactions between molecules at nanometer resolution. However, AFM cannot provide the precise information of synchronized molecular groups and has many shortcomings in the aspects of determining the mechanism of the interactions and the elaborate structure due to the limitations of the technology, itself, such as non-specificity and low imaging speed...
April 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441764/altered-adipogenesis-in-zebrafish-larvae-following-high-fat-diet-and-chemical-exposure-is-visualised-by-stimulated-raman-scattering-microscopy
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Marjo J den Broeder, Miriam J B Moester, Jorke H Kamstra, Peter H Cenijn, Valentina Davidoiu, Leonie M Kamminga, Freek Ariese, Johannes F de Boer, Juliette Legler
Early life stage exposure to environmental chemicals may play a role in obesity by altering adipogenesis; however, robust in vivo methods to quantify these effects are lacking. The goal of this study was to analyze the effects of developmental exposure to chemicals on adipogenesis in the zebrafish (Danio rerio). We used label-free Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) microscopy for the first time to image zebrafish adipogenesis at 15 days post fertilization (dpf) and compared standard feed conditions (StF) to a high fat diet (HFD) or high glucose diet (HGD)...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441582/synthesis-and-antiproteasomal-activity-of-novel-o-benzyl-salicylamide-based-inhibitors-built-from-leucine-and-phenylalanine
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Radek Jorda, Jan Dušek, Eva Řezníčková, Karel Pauk, Pratibha P Magar, Aleš Imramovský, Vladimír Kryštof
Inhibition of protein degradation is one of strategies for suppression of uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells. Proteolytic degradation in cells is mainly ensured by proteasome and its inhibition by bortezomib showed benefit in clinical use for the treatment of multiple myeloma. We report here the library of antiproteasomal O-benzyl salicylamides built from leucine and phenylalanine. Prepared compounds displayed antiproliferative activity on K562, CEM and U266 cancer cell lines, ranging from high micromolar to submicromolar GI50 values...
April 15, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441473/assembly-of-macrocycle-dye-derivatives-into-particles-for-fluorescence-and-photoacoustic-applications
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Hoang Dung Lu, Tristan L Lim, Shoshana Javitt, Andrew Heinmiller, Robert K Prud'homme
Optical imaging is a rapidly progressing medical technique that can benefit from the development of new and improved optical imaging agents suitable for use in vivo. However, the molecular rules detailing what optical agents can be processed and encapsulated into in vivo presentable forms are not known. We here present the screening of series of highly hydrophobic porphyrin, phthalocyanine, and naphthalocyanine dye macrocycles through a self-assembling Flash NanoPrecipitation process to form a series of water dispersible dye nanoparticles (NPs)...
April 25, 2017: ACS Combinatorial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440899/lissencephaly-expanded-imaging-and-clinical-classification
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Nataliya Di Donato, Sara Chiari, Ghayda M Mirzaa, Kimberly Aldinger, Elena Parrini, Carissa Olds, A James Barkovich, Renzo Guerrini, William B Dobyns
Lissencephaly ("smooth brain," LIS) is a malformation of cortical development associated with deficient neuronal migration and abnormal formation of cerebral convolutions or gyri. The LIS spectrum includes agyria, pachygyria, and subcortical band heterotopia. Our first classification of LIS and subcortical band heterotopia (SBH) was developed to distinguish between the first two genetic causes of LIS-LIS1 (PAFAH1B1) and DCX. However, progress in molecular genetics has led to identification of 19 LIS-associated genes, leaving the existing classification system insufficient to distinguish the increasingly diverse patterns of LIS...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440736/levistilide-a-inhibits-angiogenesis-in-liver-fibrosis-via-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-signaling-pathway
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Zhi-Min Zhao, Hong-Liang Liu, Xin Sun, Tao Guo, Li Shen, Yan-Yan Tao, Cheng-Hai Liu
Levistilide A (C24H28O4, molecular weight = 380.48) derived from Angelica sinensis (Danggui) has been reported to inhibit hepatic stellate cell proliferation. This study investigated the effects of levistilide A on liver fibrosis relating to angiogenesis, particularly on the characteristic change in liver sinusoidal endothelial cells. LX-2 cells were activated by TGF-β1, and the human hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells (HHSECs) were induced by endothelial cell growth supplement. Cell viability was detected using a methylthiazoldiphenyl-tetrazolium bromide assay; F-actin was visualized through the fluorescence probe method; cell proliferation was examined using the EdU kit; antiangiogenesis activity was assessed using the tube formation assay and transgenic zebrafish model...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440650/comprehensive-computational-and-experimental-analysis-of-biomaterial-towards-the-behavior-of-imidazolium-based-ionic-liquids-an-interplay-between-hydrophilic-and-hydrophobic-interactions
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Reddicherla Umapathi, Suresh B Vepuri, Pannuru Venkatesu, Mahmoud E S Soliman
To provide insights into the aggregation behavior, hydration tendency and variation in phase transition temperature produced by the addition of ionic liquids (ILs) to poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) aqueous solution, systematic physicochemical studies, and molecular dynamic simulations were carried out. The influence of ILs possessing same [Cl]- anion and a set of cation [Cnmim]+ with increasing alkyl chain length such as 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Emim]+), 1-allyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Amim]+), 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Bmim]+), 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Hmim]+), 1-benzyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Bzmim]+), and 1- decyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Dmim] +) on the phase transition of PNIPAM was monitored by the aid of UV-visible absorption spectra, fluorescence intensity spectra, viscosity (ɳ), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439864/long-term-confocal-imaging-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-roots-for-simultaneous-quantification-of-root-growth-and-fluorescent-signals
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Delyana Stoeva, Christian Göschl, Bruce Corliss, Wolfgang Busch
Observing cellular and molecular processes in living organisms is key for understanding many important biological processes. Confocal microscopy is excellently suited for this as it enables the observation of molecules and cells in tissue layers of living organisms in three dimensions over time. However, in continuously growing organs, such as plant roots, observations over extended time spans become difficult as the specimen quickly grows out the field of view. Here, we provide a protocol that allows for the acquisition of confocal microscope time-lapse images of root tips spanning many hours, as the growing root tip is tracked and the microscopy is automatized to change the position of the stage...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439654/imaging-based-surrogate-markers-of-transcriptome-subclasses-and-signatures-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-preliminary-results
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Bachir Taouli, Yujin Hoshida, Suguru Kakite, Xintong Chen, Poh Seng Tan, Xiaochen Sun, Shingo Kihira, Kensuke Kojima, Sara Toffanin, M Isabel Fiel, Hadassa Hirschfield, Mathilde Wagner, Josep M Llovet
OBJECTIVES: In this preliminary study, we examined whether imaging-based phenotypes are associated with reported predictive gene signatures in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Thirty-eight patients (M/F 30/8, mean age 61 years) who underwent pre-operative CT or MR imaging before surgery as well as transcriptome profiling were included in this IRB-approved single-centre retrospective study. Eleven qualitative and four quantitative imaging traits (size, enhancement ratios, wash-out ratio, tumour-to-liver contrast ratios) were assessed by three observers and were correlated with 13 previously reported HCC gene signatures using logistic regression analysis...
April 24, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439123/in-vivo-molecular-optical-coherence-tomography-of-lymphatic-vessel-endothelial-hyaluronan-receptors
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Peng Si, Debasish Sen, Rebecca Dutta, Siavash Yousefi, Roopa Dalal, Yonatan Winetraub, Orly Liba, Adam de la Zerda
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging of living subjects offers increased depth of penetration while maintaining high spatial resolution when compared to other optical microscopy techniques. However, since most protein biomarkers do not exhibit inherent contrast detectable by OCT, exogenous contrast agents must be employed for imaging specific cellular biomarkers of interest. While a number of OCT contrast agents have been previously studied, demonstrations of molecular targeting with such agents in live animals have been historically challenging and notably limited in success...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438675/integrating-cell-biology-and-proteomic-approaches-in-plants
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Tomáš Takáč, Olga Šamajová, Jozef Šamaj
Significant improvements of protein extraction, separation, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics nurtured advancements of proteomics during the past years. The usefulness of proteomics in the investigation of biological problems can be enhanced by integration with other experimental methods from cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology and other omics approaches including transcriptomics and metabolomics. This review aims to summarize current trends integrating cell biology and proteomics in plant science...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438626/near-infrared-intraoperative-molecular-imaging-can-identify-metastatic-lymph-nodes-in-prostate-cancer
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Leilei Xia, Ryan Zeh, Jack Mizelle, Andrew Newton, Jarrod Predina, Shuming Nie, Sunil Singhal, Thomas J Guzzo
OBJECTIVE: To propose a novel method to perform indocyanine green (ICG) based near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging during pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) for prostate cancer patients with lymph node metastasis (LNM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prostate cancer cell line PC3 was used to establish xenograft model in NOD/SCID mouse. After tumor growth, mice were injected through the tail vein with ICG. Xenografts and surrounding tissues were imaged with NIR camera 24 hours after intravenous ICG and tumor-to-background ratios (TBRs) were calculated...
April 21, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438193/pathos-a-decision-support-system-for-reporting-high-throughput-sequencing-of-cancers-in-clinical-diagnostic-laboratories
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Kenneth D Doig, Andrew Fellowes, Anthony H Bell, Andrei Seleznev, David Ma, Jason Ellul, Jason Li, Maria A Doyle, Ella R Thompson, Amit Kumar, Luis Lara, Ravikiran Vedururu, Gareth Reid, Thomas Conway, Anthony T Papenfuss, Stephen B Fox
BACKGROUND: The increasing affordability of DNA sequencing has allowed it to be widely deployed in pathology laboratories. However, this has exposed many issues with the analysis and reporting of variants for clinical diagnostic use. Implementing a high-throughput sequencing (NGS) clinical reporting system requires a diverse combination of capabilities, statistical methods to identify variants, global variant databases, a validated bioinformatics pipeline, an auditable laboratory workflow, reproducible clinical assays and quality control monitoring throughout...
April 24, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438025/fusion-of-polymeric-material-binding-peptide-to-cell-adhesion-artificial-proteins-enhances-their-biological-function
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Tomonori Waku, Yuko Imanishi, Yuta Yoshino, Shigeru Kunugi, Takeshi Serizawa, Naoki Tanaka
Orientation-controlled protein immobilization on a solid substrate surface is important for the development of biomedical materials such as scaffolds used in tissue engineering. In this study, the authors demonstrated that the introduction of material-binding peptides (MBPs) in Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-fused artificial proteins called blocking peptide fragment (BPF), which are fragments (residues 419-607) of the molecular chaperone DnaK, enhances the oriented adsorption of proteins on the polymer surface and improves their cell adhesion capability...
April 24, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438019/l-phenylalanine-tethered-naphthalene-diimide-based-aggregation-induced-green-emitting-organic-nanoparticles
#15
Pritam Choudhury, Krishnendu Das, Prasanta Kumar Das
The present article delineates the formation of green fluorescent organic nanoparticle through supramolecular aggregation of naphthalene diimide (NDI) based carboxybenzyl protected L-phenylalanine appended bola-amphiphile, NDI-1. The amphiphilic molecule is soluble in DMSO and with gradual addition of water within the DMSO solution, the amphiphile starts to get self-assembled via H-type aggregation to form spherical nanoparticles. These self-assembly of NDI-1 in presence of high amount of water, exhibited aggregation induced emission (AIE) through excimer formation...
April 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437719/matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometric-imaging-of-olanzapine-in-a-single-hair-using-esculetin-as-a-matrix
#16
Hang Wang, Ying Wang, Ge Wang, Lizhi Hong
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometric imaging (MALDI-MSI) for the analysis of intact hair is a powerful tool for monitoring changes in drug consumption. The embedding of a low drug concentration in the hydrophobic hair matrix makes it difficult to extract and detect, and requires an improved method to increase detection sensitivity. In this study, an MSI method using MALDI-Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance was developed for direct identification and imaging of olanzapine in hair samples using the positive ion mode...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436954/optimized-expression-based-microdissection-of-formalin-fixed-lung-cancer-tissue
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Markus Grafen, Thurid R Hofmann, Andreas H Scheel, Julia Beck, Alexander Emmert, Stefan Küffer, Bernhard C Danner, Ekkehard Schütz, Reinhardt Büttner, Andreas Ostendorf, Philipp Ströbel, Hanibal Bohnenberger
Analysis of specific DNA alterations in precision medicine of tumors is crucially important for molecular targeted treatments. Lung cancer is a prototypic example and one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. One major technical problem of detecting DNA alterations in tissue samples is cellular heterogeneity, that is, mixture of tumor and normal cells. Microdissection is an important tool to enrich tumor cells from heterogeneous tissue samples. However, conventional laser capture microdissection has several disadvantages like user-dependent selection of regions of interest (ROI), high costs for dissection systems and long processing times...
April 24, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436700/an-approach-to-the-evaluation-of-incidentally-identified-bone-lesions-encountered-on-imaging-studies
#18
Stephanie Bernard, Eric Walker, Meera Raghavan
OBJECTIVE: This article discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the various anatomic and molecular imaging techniques in the evaluation of unexpected bone lesions. CONCLUSION: An approach to the imaging evaluation of chondroid, osteoblastic, and osteolytic lesions as well as focal marrow abnormalities is reviewed.
May 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436506/electrostatic-interactions-between-ions-near-thomas-fermi-substrates-and-the-surface-energy-of-ionic-crystals-at-imperfect-metals
#19
V Kaiser, J Comtet, A Niguès, A Siria, B Coasne, L Bocquet
The electrostatic interaction between two charged particles is strongly modified in the vicinity of a metal. This situation is usually accounted for by the celebrated image charges approach, which was further extended to account for the electronic screening properties of the metal at the level of the Thomas-Fermi description. In this paper we build upon a previous approach [M. A. Vorotyntsev and A. A. Kornyshev, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz., 1980, 78(3), 1008-1019] and successive works to calculate the 1-body and 2-body electrostatic energy of ions near a metal in terms of the Thomas-Fermi screening length...
April 24, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436488/pathology-imaging-and-treatment-of-cardiac-tumours
#20
REVIEW
Joseph J Maleszewski, Nandan S Anavekar, Timothy J Moynihan, Kyle W Klarich
Cardiac tumours are a rare, but often devastating, clinical diagnosis. They encompass a broad set of lesions that include both neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. Cardiac tumours are often diagnosed incidentally during work-up for other conditions, or during ultrasound, CT, or MRI scans for unusual or nonspecific symptoms. In the past decade, important changes have been made in the nomenclature and the recommendations for diagnosis of cardiac tumours, as highlighted by the WHO's 2015 revision of the classification of cardiac tumours...
April 24, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
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