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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930994/measuring-in-vivo-changes-in-extracellular-neurotransmitters-during-naturally-rewarding-behaviors-in-female-syrian-hamsters
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Kelsey M Moore, Brett T Himmler, Benjamin A Teplitzky, Matthew D Johnson, Robert L Meisel
The ability to measure neurotransmitter release on a rapid time scale allows patterns of neurotransmission to be linked to specific behaviors or manipulations; a powerful tool in elucidating underlying mechanisms and circuitry. While the technique of microdialysis has been used for decades to measure nearly any analyte of interest in the brain, this technique is limited in temporal resolution. Alternatively, fast scan cyclic voltammetry is both temporally precise and extremely sensitive; however, because this technically difficult method relies on the electroactivity of the analyte of interest, the possibility to detect nonelectroactive substances (e...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930980/immunostaining-for-dna-modifications-computational-analysis-of-confocal-images
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Ashley H Ramsawhook, Lara C Lewis, Maria Eleftheriou, Abdulkadir Abakir, Paulina Durczak, Robert Markus, Seema Rajani, Nicholas R F Hannan, Beth Coyle, Alexey Ruzov
For several decades, 5-methylcytosine (5mC) has been thought to be the only DNA modification with a functional significance in metazoans. The discovery of enzymatic oxidation of 5mC to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), 5-formylcytosine (5fC) and 5-carboxylcytosine (5caC) as well as detection of N6-methyladenine (6mA) in the DNA of multicellular organisms provided additional degrees of complexity to the epigenetic research. According to a growing body of experimental evidence, these novel DNA modifications may play specific roles in different cellular and developmental processes...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930972/study-of-protein-protein-interactions-in-autophagy-research
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Secil Erbil-Bilir, Nur M Kocaturk, Melih Yayli, Devrim Gozuacik
Protein-protein interactions are important for understanding cellular signaling cascades and identifying novel pathway components and protein dynamics. The majority of cellular activities require physical interactions between proteins. To analyze and map these interactions, various experimental techniques as well as bioinformatics tools were developed. Autophagy is a cellular recycling mechanism that allows the cells to cope with different stressors, including nutrient deprivation, chemicals, and hypoxia. In order to better understand autophagy-related signaling events and to discover novel factors that regulate protein complexes in autophagy, we performed protein-protein interaction screens...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930919/2017-military-supplement-mini-review-perfluorocarbons-oxygen-transport-and-microcirculation-in-low-flow-states-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-studies
#4
Ivo P Torres Filho
The in vivo study of microvascular oxygen transport requires accurate and challenging measurements of several mass transfer parameters. Although recommended, blood flow and oxygenation are typically not measured in many studies where treatments for ischemia are tested. Therefore, the aim of this communication is to briefly review cardinal aspects of oxygen transport, and the effects of perfluorocarbon treatment on blood flow and oxygenation based mostly on studies performed in our laboratory. Since physiologically relevant events in oxygen transport take place at the microvascular level, we implemented the phosphorescence quenching technique coupled with non-invasive intravital videomicroscopy for quantitative evaluation of these events in vivo...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930633/controlled-orientation-of-droplets-in-ellipsoid-filled-polymeric-emulsions-by-particle-parameters-and-flow-conditions
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Chaoying Mao, Yajiang Huang, Junlong Yang, Miqiu Kong, Yuan Wang, Qi Yang, Guangxian Li
The effect of particle parameters (aspect ratio, AR, and concentration) and flow conditions (gap spacing and shear rate) on droplet orientation deformation behavior in polystyrene (PS) particle-filled binary polymeric emulsions is investigated by using rheo-optical technique and confocal microscopy. Interesting vorticity orientation behavior is achieved by tailoring experimental conditions to gain rigid anisotropic droplets during slow confined shear flow. PS ellipsoids with high AR are found to reside both at the fluid interface in a monolayer side-on state and inside droplets, leading to the formation of rigid anisotropic droplets due to interfacial/bulk jamming effect at appropriate particle concentrations...
September 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929761/the-reaction-of-methyl-fluoroformyl-peroxycarbonate-fc-o-ooc-o-och3-with-cl-atoms-formation-of-hydro-chlorofluoro-peroxides
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Matias Berasategui, Gustavo Alejandro Argüello, Maxi Alberto Burgos Paci
The products following Cl atom initiated reactions of FC(O)OOC(O)OCH3 in 50-760 Torr of N2 at 296 K were investigated using FTIR. Reaction of Cl atoms with methyl fluoroformyl peroxycarbonate proceeds mainly via attack at the methyl group, forming FC(O)OOC(O)OCH2˙ radicals. Further reaction of this kind of radicals with Cl2 forms three new compounds: FC(O)OOC(O)OCH2Cl; FC(O)OOC(O)OCHCl2 and FC(O)OOC(O)OCCl3, whose existence was characterized experimentally by FTIR spectroscopy assisted with ab-initio calculations at the B3LYP/6-31++G(d,p) level...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929571/repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-over-inferior-frontal-cortex-impairs-the-suppression-but-not-expression-of-action-impulses-during-action-conflict
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A Dilene van Campen, Richard Kunert, Wery P M van den Wildenberg, K Richard Ridderinkhof
In the recent literature, the effects of noninvasive neurostimulation on cognitive functioning appear to lack consistency and replicability. We propose that such effects may be concealed unless dedicated, sensitive, and process-specific dependent measures are used. The expression and subsequent suppression of response capture are often studied using conflict tasks. Response-time distribution analyses have been argued to provide specific measures of the susceptibility to make fast impulsive response errors, as well as the proficiency of the selective suppression of these impulses...
September 20, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929304/embryonic-body-culturing-in-an-all-glass-microfluidic-device-with-laser-processed-4%C3%A2-%C3%AE-m-thick-ultra-thin-glass-sheet-filter
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Y Yalikun, N Tanaka, Y Hosokawa, T Iino, Y Tanaka
In this paper, we report the development and demonstration of a method to fabricate an all-glass microfluidic cell culturing device without circulation flow. On-chip microfluidic cell culturing is an indispensable technique for cellular replacement therapies and experimental cell biology. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) have become a popular material for fabricating microfluidic cell culture devices because it is a transparent, biocompatible, deformable, easy-to-mold, and gas-permeable. However, PDMS is also a chemically and physically unstable material...
September 19, 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929140/real-time-probing-of-granular-dynamics-with-magnetic-resonance
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Alexander Penn, Takuya Tsuji, David O Brunner, Christopher M Boyce, Klaas P Pruessmann, Christoph R Müller
Granular dynamics govern earthquakes, avalanches, and landslides and are of fundamental importance in a variety of industries ranging from energy to pharmaceuticals to agriculture. Nonetheless, our understanding of the underlying physics is poor because we lack spatially and temporally resolved experimental measurements of internal grain motion. We introduce a magnetic resonance imaging methodology that provides internal granular velocity measurements that are four orders of magnitude faster compared to previous work...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929127/risk-of-fungi-associated-with-aflatoxin-and-fumonisin-in-medicinal-herbal-products-in-the-kenyan-market
#10
Lucia Keter, Richard Too, Nicholas Mwikwabe, Charles Mutai, Jennifer Orwa, Lizzy Mwamburi, Stanley Ndwigah, Christine Bii, Richard Korir
Utilization of herbal products is a major concern due to the possibility of contamination by toxigenic fungi that are mycotoxin producers such as Aspergillus species during processing and packaging. Research was carried out to determine the presence of aflatoxins and fumonisins in herbal medicinal products sold in Eldoret and Mombasa towns in Kenya. The study employed both exploratory and laboratory experimental design. The herbal products were purchased from the market and transported to Kenya Medical Research Institute for processing and analysis...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928060/rosemary-rosmarinus-officinalis-essential-oil-components-exhibit-anti-hyperglycemic-anti-hyperlipidemic-and-antioxidant-effects-in-experimental-diabetes
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Slimen Selmi, Kais Rtibi, Dhekra Grami, Hichem Sebai, Lamjed Marzouki
INTRODUCTION: The present study aims to investigate the protective effects of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) essential oils (ROEO) against alloxan-induced diabetes and oxidative stress in rats. METHODS: The animals were divided into four groups: Healthy Control (HC); Diabetic Control (DC); Healthy+ROEO (H+ROEO) and Diabetic+ROEO (D+ROEO). RESULTS: The use of GC/MS technique has allowed us to identify fifteen compounds in ROEO. We have found that alloxan administration induced hyperglycaemia, lipid metabolic parameters deregulation as well as liver and kidney dysfunctions...
September 14, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927812/bi-pssm-position-specific-scoring-matrix-based-intelligent-computational-model-for-identification-of-mycobacterial-membrane-proteins
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Muslim Khan, Maqsood Hayat, Sher Afzal Khan, Saeed Ahmad, Nadeem Iqbal
Mycobacterium is a pathogenic bacterium, which is a causative agent of tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy. These diseases are very crucial and become the cause of death of millions of people every year in the world. So, the characterize structure of membrane proteins of the protozoan play a vital role in the field of drug discovery because, without any knowledge about this Mycobacterium's membrane protein and their types, the scientists are unable to treat this pathogenic protozoan. So, an accurate and competitive computational model is needed to characterize this uncharacterized structure of mycobacterium...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927647/protecting-the-pcl-during-total-knee-arthroplasty-using-a-bone-island-technique
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Addison R Wood, Tebyan A Rabbani, Benjamin Sheffer, Russell A Wagner, Hugo B Sanchez
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have shown that the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) may be partially resected during cruciate retaining (CR) total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using highly experienced hands and standard surgical technique; therefore, proper surgical technique is aimed at preservation and balance of the PCL during CR TKA. The central objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a simple surgical technique to prevent PCL damage during performance of a CR TKA. METHODS: Sixty embalmed cadaver specimens were randomized into 2 groups, experimental and control...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927532/beyond-mouse-cancer-models-three-dimensional-human-relevant-in-vitro-and-non-mammalian-in-vivo-models-for-photodynamic-therapy
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REVIEW
Malgorzata Kucinska, Marek Murias, Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska
The proper design of experiments is a critical step for each study in order to obtain reproducible and reliable data. Taking into account constant competitiveness in the quickly developing biomedical sciences and the availability of sophisticated techniques, the choice and establishment of an experimental model system are essential for a successful research project. Currently, various sophisticated in vitro and in vivo models are being designed and developed in order to replace the use of mammalian models to investigate the mechanisms of action, activity and properties of novel compounds or treatment modalities...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927307/biological-therapy-for-non-obstructive-azoospermia
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Sarah C Vij, Edmund Sabanegh, Ashok Agarwal
Most male patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) have no therapeutic options outside of assisted reproductive techniques to conceive a biological child. If mature sperm cannot be obtained from the testes, these patients must rely on options of donor sperm or adoption. Several techniques are in the experimental stage to provide this patient population alternatives for conceiving. Areas covered: This review discusses three of the experimental techniques for restoring fertility in men with NOA: spermatogonial stem cell transplantation, the use of adult and embryonic stem cells to develop mature gametes and gene therapy...
September 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927269/discovery-of-tamoxifen-and-n-desmethyl-tamoxifen-protein-targets-in-mcf-7-cells-using-large-scale-protein-folding-and-stability-measurements
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Ryenne N Ogburn, Lorrain Jin, He Meng, Michael C Fitzgerald
The proteins in an MCF-7 cell line were probed for tamoxifen (TAM) and n-desmethyl tamoxifen (NDT) induced stability changes using the Stability of Proteins from Rates of Oxidation (SPROX) technique in combination with two different quantitative proteomics strategies, including one based on SILAC and one based on isobaric mass tags. Over 1000 proteins were assayed for TAM- and NDT- induced protein stability changes, and a total of 163 and 200 protein hits were identified in the TAM and NDT studies, respectively...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926238/toward-chemical-accuracy-in-ab-initio-thermochemistry-and-spectroscopy-of-lanthanide-compounds-assessing-core-valence-correlation-second-order-spin-orbit-coupling-and-higher-order-effects-in-lanthanide-diatomics
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Victor G Solomonik, Alexander N Smirnov
The higher order (HO) correlation beyond the coupled-cluster single double (triple) CCSD(T) level of theory, second-order spin-orbit coupling (SOC), and core-valence (CV) correlation effects on bond length, re, vibrational frequency, ωe, and dissociation energy, De, are studied for a set of 17 lanthanide containing diatomics, including lanthanum, europium, ytterbium and lutetium oxides and halides. Convergence in the magnitudes of the SOC, CV, and HO corrections with respect to basis set size is examined using a sequence of double, triple, and quadruple-zeta basis sets, with the complete basis set (CBS) limit estimates provided in most cases...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926198/serum-free-human-msc-medium-supports-consistency-in-human-but-not-in-equine-adipose-derived-multipotent-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-culture
#18
Susanna Schubert, Walter Brehm, Aline Hillmann, Janina Burk
For clinical applications of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), serum-free culture is preferable to standardize cell products and prevent contamination with pathogens. In contrast to human MSCs, knowledge on serum-free culture of large animal MSCs is limited, despite its relevance for preclinical studies and development of veterinary cellular therapeutics. This study aimed to evaluate the suitability of a commercially available serum-free human MSC medium for culturing equine adipose-derived MSCs in comparison with human adipose MSCs...
September 19, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926052/pseudo-electron-deficient-organometallics-limited-reactivity-towards-electron-donating-ligands
#19
Anaïs Pitto-Barry, Alexandru Lupan, Markus Zegke, Thomas Swift, Amr A A Attia, Rianne M Lord, Nicolas P E Barry
Half-sandwich metal complexes are of considerable interest in medicinal, material, and nanomaterial chemistry. The design of libraries of such complexes with particular reactivity and properties is therefore a major quest. Here, we report the unique and peculiar reactivity of eight apparently 16-electron half-sandwich metal (ruthenium, osmium, rhodium, and iridium) complexes based on benzene-1,2-dithiolato and 3,6-dichlorobenzene-1,2-dithiolato chelating ligands. These electron-deficient complexes do not react with electron-donor pyridine derivatives, even with the strong σ-donor 4-dimethylaminopyridine (DMAP) ligand...
September 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925963/on-the-role-of-processing-parameters-in-producing-recycled-aluminum-aa6061-based-metal-matrix-composite-mmc-alr-prepared-using-hot-press-forging-hpf-process
#20
Azlan Ahmad, Mohd Amri Lajis, Nur Kamilah Yusuf
Solid-state recycling, which involves the direct recycling of scrap metal into bulk material using severe plastic deformation, has emerged as a potential alternative to the conventional remelting and recycling techniques. Hot press forging has been identified as a sustainable direct recycling technique that has fewer steps and maintains excellent material performance. An experimental investigation was conducted to explore the hardness and density of a recycled aluminum-based metal matrix composite by varying operating temperature and holding time...
September 19, 2017: Materials
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