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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454110/study-of-lipid-metabolism-by-estimating-the-fat-fraction-in-different-breast-tissues-and-in-various-breast-tumor-sub-types-by-in-vivo-1-h-mr-spectroscopy
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Khushbu Agarwal, Uma Sharma, Sandeep Mathur, Vurthaluru Seenu, Rajinder Parshad, Naranamangalam R Jagannathan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility of fat fraction (FF) for the differentiation of different breast tissues and in various breast tumor subtypes using in vivo proton ( 1 H) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). METHODS: 1 H MRS was performed on 68 malignant, 35 benign, and 30 healthy volunteers at 1.5 T. Malignant breast tissues of patients were characterized into different subtypes based on the differences in the expression of hormone receptors and the FF was calculated...
February 14, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453464/dietitian-led-lifestyle-modification-programme-for-obese-chinese-adolescents-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-randomized-controlled-study
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D F Y Chan, H K So, S C N Hui, R S M Chan, A M Li, M M Sea, W C W Chu, M Chan, J Woo, E A S Nelson
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children is increasing. This study evaluated the efficacy of a dietitian-led lifestyle modification programme (D-LMP) to reduce NAFLD in obese adolescents. METHODS: Subjects with intra-hepatic triglyceride content (IHTC) equal to or greater than 5% diagnosed by proton-magnetic resonance spectroscopy ( 1 H-MRS) were enroled and randomly assigned to either the D-LMP intervention or conventional paediatrician-led consultation (P-CON) group...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453063/-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomics-reveals-interactive-effects-between-the-carrier-solvent-methanol-and-a-pharmaceutical-mixture-in-an-amphibian-developmental-bioassay-with-limnodynastes-peronii
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Steven D Melvin, Oliver A H Jones, Anthony R Carroll, Frederic D L Leusch
Organic carrier solvents are used in aquatic toxicity testing to improve chemical solubility and facilitate the exploration of dose-response relationships. Both water- and solvent-control groups are normally included in these scenarios to ensure that the solvent itself has no effect on the test organism, but this fails to consider possible interactive effects between carrier solvents and contaminants of interest. We explored this topic by exposing Limnodynastes peronii tadpoles to a mixture of common water-soluble pharmaceuticals (diclofenac, metformin and valproic acid) in the presence and absence of the carrier solvent methanol, according to standard developmental bioassay methodology...
February 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450991/mass-spectrometry-based-fast-photochemical-oxidation-of-proteins-fpop-for-higher-order-structure-characterization
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Ke Sherry Li, Liuqing Shi, Michael L Gross
Assessment of protein structure and interaction is crucial for understanding protein structure/function relationships. Compared to high-resolution structural tools, including X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and cryo-EM, and traditional low-resolution methods, such as circular dichroism, UV-vis, and florescence spectroscopy, mass spectrometry (MS)-based protein footprinting affords medium-to-high resolution (i.e., regional and residue-specific insights) by taking advantage of proteomics methods focused on the primary structure...
February 16, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450854/imaging-of-the-scrotum-beyond-sonography
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Gian Carlo Parenti, Francesco Feletti, Aldo Carnevale, Licia Uccelli, Melchiore Giganti
The aim of this article is to describe the role of second-level imaging techniques after an initial ultrasonography evaluation in the assessment of scrotal diseases. While ultrasonography remains central as the primary imaging modality for the evaluation of pathologic conditions of the scrotum, the role of magnetic resonance imaging continues to evolve: it can actually be valuable as a problem-solving tool when sonographic findings are equivocal or inconclusive. Magnetic resonance imaging of the scrotum may provide accurate detection and characterization of scrotal diseases, well depicting the precise location of scrotal masses (intratesticular or extratesticular) and reliably characterizing benign conditions simulating neoplastic processes, thus preventing unnecessary radical surgery...
February 15, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449141/neurometabolites-alteration-in-the-acute-phase-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-mtbi-an-in-vivo-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-1h-mrs-study
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Vigneswaran Veeramuthu, Pohchoo Seow, Vairavan Narayanan, Jeannie Hisu Ding Wong, Li Kuo Tan, Aditya Tri Hernowo, Norlisah Ramli
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy is a noninvasive imaging technique that allows for reliable assessment of microscopic changes in brain cytoarchitecture, neuronal injuries, and neurochemical changes resultant from traumatic insults. We aimed to evaluate the acute alteration of neurometabolites in complicated and uncomplicated mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) patients in comparison to control subjects using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy)...
February 12, 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448142/metabolomics-facilitates-the-discrimination-of-the-specific-anti-cancer-effects-of-free-and-polymer-conjugated-doxorubicin-in-breast-cancer-models
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Ana Armiñán, Martina Palomino-Schätzlein, Coralie Deladriere, Juan J Arroyo-Crespo, Sonia Vicente-Ruiz, María J Vicent, Antonio Pineda-Lucena
Metabolomics is becoming a relevant tool for understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the response to new drug delivery systems. The applicability of this experimental approach to cell cultures and animal models makes metabolomics a useful tool for establishing direct connections between in vitro and in vivo data, thus providing a reliable platform for the characterization of chemotherapeutic agents. Herein, we used metabolomic profiles based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to evaluate the biochemical pathways involved in the response to a chemotherapeutic anthracycline drug (Doxorubicin, Dox) and an N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymer-conjugated form (HPMA-Dox) in an in vitro cell culture model and an in vivo orthotopic breast cancer model...
February 8, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447580/hplc-pda-determination-of-carminic-acid-and-4-aminocarminic-acid-using-relative-molar-sensitivities-with-respect-to-caffeine
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Yuzo Nishizaki, Naoko Sato-Masumoto, Aki Yokota, Tsuyoshi Mikawa, Koichi Nakashima, Taichi Yamazaki, Miho Kuroe, Masahiko Numata, Toshihide Ihara, Yusai Ito, Naoki Sugimoto, Kyoko Sato
To accurately determine carminic acid (CA) and its derivative 4-aminocarminic acid (4-ACA), a novel, high-performance liquid chromatography with photodiode array detector (HPLC/PDA) method using relative molar sensitivity (RMS) was developed. The method requires no analytical standards of CA and 4-ACA; instead it uses the RMS values with respect to caffeine (CAF), which is used as an internal standard. An off-line combination of 1 H-quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy ( 1 H-qNMR) and HPLC/PDA was able to precisely determine the RMSs of CA 274nm /CAF 274nm and 4-ACA 274nm /CAF 274nm ...
February 15, 2018: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446118/water-suppression-in-the-human-brain-with-hypergeometric-rf-pulses-for-single-voxel-and-multi-voxel-mr-spectroscopy
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Kimberly L Chan, Ronald Ouwerkerk, Peter B Barker
PURPOSE: To develop and investigate a novel water suppression sequence with hypergeometric pulses at 3 T. METHODS: Simulations were used to optimize the delays and amplitudes of 5 hypergeometric prepulses, to minimize the residual water over a range of T 1 and B 1 values. Single-voxel data with hypergeometric water suppression (HGWS) prepulses were acquired in the centrum semiovale, 2 parietal regions, and insula of 7 subjects, and compared with VAPOR water suppression...
February 14, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444405/fullerene-functionalized-monolayer-protected-silver-clusters-ag29-bdt-12-c60-n-3-n-1-9
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Papri Chakraborty, Abhijit Nag, Ganesan Paramasivam, Ganapati Natarajan, Thalappil Pradeep
We report the formation of supramolecular adducts between monolayer-protected noble metal nanoclusters and fullerenes, specifically focussing on a well-known silver cluster, [Ag29(BDT)12]3-, where BDT is 1,3-benzene dithiol. We demonstrate that C60 molecules link with the cluster at specific locations and protect the fragile cluster core, enhancing the stability of the cluster. A combination of studies including UV-vis, high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI MS), collision-induced dissociation (CID), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy revealed structural details of the fullerene-functionalized clusters, [Ag29(BDT)12(C60)n]3- (n=1-9)...
February 14, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444252/human-striatal-response-to-reward-anticipation-linked-to-hippocampal-glutamate-levels
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Matthijs G Bossong, Robin Wilson, Elizabeth Appiah-Kusi, Philip McGuire, Sagnik Bhattacharyya
Background: Dysfunctional reward processing is associated with a number of psychiatric disorders, such as addiction and schizophrenia. It is thought that reward is regulated mainly by dopamine transmission in the ventral striatum. Contemporary animal models suggest that striatal dopamine concentrations and associated behaviours are related to glutamatergic functioning in the ventral hippocampus. However, in humans the association between reward-related ventral striatal response and hippocampal glutamate levels is unclear...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444171/reduced-cognitive-function-increased-blood-brain-barrier-transport-and-inflammatory-responses-and-altered-brain-metabolites-in-ldlr-and-c57bl-6-mice-fed-a-western-diet
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Jennifer M Rutkowsky, Linda L Lee, Michelle Puchowicz, Mari S Golub, Douglas E Befroy, Dennis W Wilson, Steven Anderson, Gary Cline, Jason Bini, Kamil Borkowski, Trina A Knotts, John C Rutledge
Recent work suggests that diet affects brain metabolism thereby impacting cognitive function. Our objective was to determine if a western diet altered brain metabolism, increased blood-brain barrier (BBB) transport and inflammation, and induced cognitive impairment in C57BL/6 (WT) mice and low-density lipoprotein receptor null (LDLr -/-) mice, a model of hyperlipidemia and cognitive decline. We show that a western diet and LDLr -/- moderately influence cognitive processes as assessed by Y-maze and radial arm water maze...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444082/s100b-as-an-antagonist-to-block-the-interaction-between-s100a1-and-the-rage-v-domain
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Md Imran Khan, Yu-Kai Su, Jinhao Zou, Lee-Wei Yang, Ruey-Hwang Chou, Chin Yu
Ca2+-binding human S100A1 protein is a type of S100 protein. S100A1 is a significant mediator during inflammation when Ca2+ binds to its EF-hand motifs. Receptors for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) correspond to 5 domains: the cytoplasmic, transmembrane, C2, C1, and V domains. The V domain of RAGE is one of the most important target proteins for S100A1. It binds to the hydrophobic surface and triggers signaling transduction cascades that induce cell growth, cell proliferation, and tumorigenesis. We used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to characterize the interaction between S100A1 and the RAGE V domain...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442657/preparation-of-poly-d-l-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-nanoparticles-through-solvent-displacement-and-structural-evaluation-using-time-domain-nuclear-magnetic-resonance
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Marina Rodrigues Tavares, Lívia Rodrigues de Menezes, Michelle Alvares Sarcinelli, Maria Inês Bruno Tavares
The present study obtained coated poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles using the solvent displacement method aiming to evaluate the effect of the polymer concentration in the pharmaceutical formulations' and polymer properties. Nanosuspensions were evaluated by fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), dynamic light scattering (DLS), zeta potential (ZP), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and time-domain nuclear magnetic resonance (TD-NMR). Uniform nanoparticles could be obtained using this method and higher polymer concentrations led to an increase in particle size and negatively charged surfaces were observed...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441953/a-cytotoxic-flavonol-glycoside-from-melaleuca-leucadendra-leaves-extract-with-immunostimulant-activity
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A N Hashim, N F Swilam, E S Moustafa, S M Bakry, R M Labib, H H Barakat, A B Singab, M W Linscheid, M A Nawwar
Leaves of Melaleuca leucadendra contain the novel flavonol glycoside, myricetin 3-O-β-4C1-galactopyranuronoid. In addition, known fifteen phenolics were identified. All isolates are characterized for the first time from this plant. Structures were established by conventional methods and confirmed by spectral methods of analysis, including one and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1D and 2D-NMR) and high resolution electro-spray ionization mass spectrometry (HRESIMS), as well. Assessment of some immunological and biological efficacy, of the extract in combination with a parallel cytotoxicity evaluation, using the method of cellular reduction of 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) technique was carried out...
January 2, 2018: Die Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441401/exercise-induced-fatigue-in-young-people-advances-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Dimitrios A Patikas, Craig A Williams, Sébastien Ratel
PURPOSE: In recent decades, the interest for exercise-induced fatigue in youth has substantially increased, and the effects of growth on the peripheral (muscular) and central (neural) mechanisms underpinning differences in neuromuscular fatigue between healthy children and adults have been described more extensively. The purpose of this review is to retrieve, report, and analyse the findings of studies comparing neuromuscular fatigue between children and adults. Objective measures of the evaluation of the physiological mechanisms are discussed...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440724/magnetic-resonance-temporal-diffusion-tensor-spectroscopy-of-disordered-anisotropic-tissue
#17
Jonathan Scharff Nielsen, Tim B Dyrby, Henrik Lundell
Molecular diffusion measured with diffusion weighted MRI (DWI) offers a probe for tissue microstructure. However, inferring microstructural properties from conventional DWI data is a complex inverse problem and has to account for heterogeneity in sizes, shapes and orientations of the tissue compartments contained within an imaging voxel. Alternative experimental means for disentangling the signal signatures of such features could provide a stronger link between the data and its interpretation. Double diffusion encoding (DDE) offers the possibility to factor out variation in compartment shapes from orientational dispersion of anisotropic domains by measuring the correlation between diffusivity in multiple directions...
February 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440719/prefrontal-gaba-levels-hippocampal-resting-perfusion-and-the-risk-of-psychosis
#18
Gemma Modinos, Fatma Şimşek, Matilda Azis, Matthijs Bossong, Ilaria Bonoldi, Carly Samson, Beverly Quinn, Jesus Perez, Matthew R Broome, Fernando Zelaya, David J Lythgoe, Oliver D Howes, James M Stone, Anthony A Grace, Paul Allen, Philip McGuire
Preclinical models propose that the onset of psychosis is associated with hippocampal hyperactivity, thought to be driven by cortical GABAergic interneuron dysfunction and disinhibition of pyramidal neurons. Recent neuroimaging studies suggest that resting hippocampal perfusion is increased in subjects at ultra-high risk (UHR) for psychosis, but how this may be related to GABA concentrations is unknown. The present study used a multimodal neuroimaging approach to address this issue in UHR subjects. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and pulsed-continuous arterial spin labeling imaging were acquired to investigate the relationship between medial prefrontal (MPFC) GABA+ levels (including some contribution from macromolecules) and hippocampal regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in 36 individuals at UHR of psychosis, based on preclinical evidence that MPFC dysfunction is involved in hippocampal hyperactivity...
January 30, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439621/biofluid-metabolomics-in-preterm-birth-research
#19
Ana M Gil, Daniela Duarte
This article presents an account of the research carried out so far in the use of metabolomics to find biomarkers of preterm birth (PTB) in fetal, maternal, and newborn biofluids. Metabolomic studies have employed mainly nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy or mass spectrometry-based methodologies to analyze, on one hand, prenatal biofluids (amniotic fluid, maternal urine/maternal blood, cervicovaginal fluid) to identify predictive biomarkers of PTB, and on the other hand, biofluids collected at or after birth (amniotic fluid, umbilical cord blood, newborn urine, and newborn blood, maternal blood, or breast milk) to assess and follow up the health status of PTB babies...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438671/the-structure-of-the-biofilm-controlling-response-regulator-bfmr-from-acinetobacter-baumannii-reveals-details-of-its-dna-binding-mechanism
#20
G Logan Draughn, Morgan E Milton, Erik A Feldmann, Benjamin G Bobay, Braden M Roth, Andrew L Olson, Richele J Thompson, Luis A Actis, Christopher Davies, John Cavanagh
The rise of drug-resistant bacterial infections coupled with decreasing antibiotic efficacy poses a significant challenge to global healthcare. Acinetobacter baumannii is an insidious, emerging bacterial pathogen responsible for severe nosocomial infections aided by its ability to form biofilms. The response regulator BfmR, from the BfmR/S two-component system, is the master regulator of biofilm initiation in A. baumannii and is a tractable therapeutic target. Here we present the structure of A. baumannii BfmR using a hybrid approach combining X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, chemical crosslinking mass spectrometry, and molecular modeling...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Molecular Biology
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