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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544611/detection-of-nitric-oxide-from-living-cells-using-polymeric-zinc-organic-framework-derived-zinc-oxide-composite-with-conducting-polymer
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Min-Yeong Kim, Malenahalli Halappa Naveen, Nanjanagudu Ganesh Gurudatt, Yoon-Bo Shim
Sensitive and selective detection of nitric oxide (NO) in the human body is crucial since it has the vital roles in the physiological and pathological processes. This study reports a new type of electrochemical NO biosensor based on zinc-dithiooxamide framework derived porous ZnO nanoparticles and polyterthiophene-rGO composite. By taking advantage of the synergetic effect between ZnO and poly(TTBA-rGO) (TTBA = 3'-(p-benzoic acid)-2,2':5',2″-terthiophene, rGO = reduced graphene oxide) nanocomposite layer, the poly(TTBA-rGO)/ZnO sensor probe displays excellent electrocatalytic activity and explores to detect NO released from normal and cancer cell lines...
May 22, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544359/discovery-of-potent-carbonic-anhydrase-acetylcholinesterase-and-butyrylcholinesterase-enzymes-inhibitors-the-new-amides-and-thiazolidine-4-ones-synthesized-on-an-acetophenone-base
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Parham Taslimi, Sabiya Osmanova, İlhami Gulçin, Sabira Sardarova, Vagif Farzaliyev, Afsun Sujayev, Ruya Kaya, Fatma Koc, Sukru Beydemir, Saleh H Alwasel, Omer Irfan Kufrevioglu
Compounds containing nitrogen and sulfur atoms can be widely used in various fields, including industry, medicine, biotechnology, and chemical technology. Among them, amides of acids and heterocyclic compounds have an important place. These amides and thiazolidine-4-ones showed good inhibitory action against butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), acetylcholinesterase (AChE), and human carbonic anhydrase isoforms. AChE exists at high concentrations in the brain and red blood cells. BChE is an important enzyme that is plentiful in the liver, and it is released into the blood in a soluble form...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544324/albumin-templated-manganese-dioxide-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-radioisotope-therapy
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Longlong Tian, Qian Chen, Xuan Yi, Jiawen Chen, Chao Liang, Yu Chao, Kai Yang, Zhuang Liu
Although nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems have been widely explored for tumor-targeted delivery of radioisotope therapy (RIT), the hypoxia zones of tumors on one hand can hardly be reached by nanoparticles with relatively large sizes due to their limited intratumoral diffusion ability, on the other hand often exhibit hypoxia-associated resistance to radiation-induced cell damage. To improve RIT treatment of solid tumors, herein, radionuclide (131) I labeled human serum albumin (HSA)-bound manganese dioxide nanoparticles ((131) I-HSA-MnO2 ) are developed as a novel RIT nanomedicine platform that is responsive to the tumor microenvironment (TME)...
May 19, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543177/fingerprints-of-resistant-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-from-vegetables-and-environmental-samples
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G O Abakpa, V J Umoh, S Kamaruzaman, A M Ibekwe
BACKGROUND: Some routes of transmission of E. coli O157:H7 to fresh produce include contaminated irrigation water and manure polluted soils. The aim of this study was to determine the genetic relationships of E. coli O157:H7 isolated from some produce growing region in Nigeria using Enterorepititive Intergenic Consensus Deoxyribonucleic Acid Fingerprinting (ERIC-PCR) analysis. A total of four hundred and forty samples comprising leafy greens, irrigation water, manure, and soil were obtained from vegetable producing regions in Kano and Plateau States, Nigeria...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542905/perfecting-prediction-of-mutational-impact-on-the-aggregation-propensity-of-the-als-associated-hnrnpa2-prion-like-protein
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Cristina Batlle, María Rosario Fernández, Valentin Iglesias, Salvador Ventura
An increasing number of human proteins are being found to bear a prion-like domain (PrLD) driving the formation of membraneless compartments through liquid-liquid phase separation. Point mutations in these PrLDs promote the transition to an amyloid-like state. There has been much debate on whether this aberrant aggregation is caused by compositional or sequential changes. A recent extensive mutational study of the ALS-associated prion-like hnRNPA2 protein provides a framework to discriminate the molecular determinants behind pathogenic PrLDs aggregation...
May 25, 2017: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542447/exploratory-plasma-proteomic-analysis-in-a-randomized-crossover-trial-of-aspirin-among-healthy-men-and-women
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Xiaoliang Wang, Ali Shojaie, Yuzheng Zhang, David Shelley, Paul D Lampe, Lisa Levy, Ulrike Peters, John D Potter, Emily White, Johanna W Lampe
Long-term use of aspirin is associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer and other cancers; however, the mechanism of chemopreventive effect of aspirin is not fully understood. Animal studies suggest that COX-2, NFκB signaling and Wnt/β-catenin pathways may play a role, but no clinical trials have systematically evaluated the biological response to aspirin in healthy humans. Using a high-density antibody array, we assessed the difference in plasma protein levels after 60 days of regular dose aspirin (325 mg/day) compared to placebo in a randomized double-blinded crossover trial of 44 healthy non-smoking men and women, aged 21-45 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542170/human-mutations-in-integrator-complex-subunits-link-transcriptome-integrity-to-brain-development
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Renske Oegema, David Baillat, Rachel Schot, Leontine M van Unen, Alice Brooks, Sima Kheradmand Kia, A Jeannette M Hoogeboom, Zheng Xia, Wei Li, Matteo Cesaroni, Maarten H Lequin, Marjon van Slegtenhorst, William B Dobyns, Irenaeus F M de Coo, Frans W Verheijen, Andreas Kremer, Peter J van der Spek, Daphne Heijsman, Eric J Wagner, Maarten Fornerod, Grazia M S Mancini
Integrator is an RNA polymerase II (RNAPII)-associated complex that was recently identified to have a broad role in both RNA processing and transcription regulation. Importantly, its role in human development and disease is so far largely unexplored. Here, we provide evidence that biallelic Integrator Complex Subunit 1 (INTS1) and Subunit 8 (INTS8) gene mutations are associated with rare recessive human neurodevelopmental syndromes. Three unrelated individuals of Dutch ancestry showed the same homozygous truncating INTS1 mutation...
May 25, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541562/dna-substrate-recognition-and-processing-by-the-full-length-human-upf1-helicase
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Saba Dehghani-Tafti, Cyril M Sanders
UPF1 is a conserved helicase required for nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) regulating mRNA stability in the cytoplasm. Human UPF1 (hUPF1) is also needed for nuclear DNA replication. While loss of NMD is tolerated, loss of hUPF1 induces a DNA damage response and cell cycle arrest. We have analysed nucleic acid (NA) binding and processing by full-length hUPF1. hUPF1 unwinds non-B and B-form DNA and RNA substrates in vitro. Unlike many helicases involved in genome stability no hUPF1 binding to DNA structures stabilized by inter-base-pair hydrogen bonding was observed...
May 24, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540581/streptococcus-mutans-adherence-and-biofilm-formation-on-experimental-composites-containing-dicalcium-phosphate-dihydrate-nanoparticles
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Andrei C Ionescu, Sebastian Hahnel, Gloria Cazzaniga, Marco Ottobelli, Roberto Ruggiero Braga, Marcela Charantola Rodrigues, Eugenio Brambilla
This study aimed at evaluating bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on resin-based composites (RBC) including dicalcium phosphate dihydrate nanoparticles (nDCPD). METHODS: Specimens were prepared from experimental RBCs with BisGMA/TEGDMA resin matrix including 20 vol% of either nDCPD (nDCPD-RBC), TEGDMA-functionalized nDPCD (F-nDCPD-RBC) or silanized silica (SiO2-RBC). Neat resin blend (control-Resin), conventional nanohybrid RBC (control-RBC) and human enamel were used for reference...
July 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539579/serotyping-and-genetic-characterization-of-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-hfmd-associated-enteroviruses-of-no-ev71-and-non-cva16-circulating-in-fujian-china-2011-2015
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Yuwei Weng, Wei Chen, Wenxiang He, Meng Huang, Ying Zhu, Yansheng Yan
BACKGROUND Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common contagious disease in infants; it is caused by multiple serotypes of human enterovirus (EV), which belongs to the enterovirus genus of the picornavirus family. According to sentinel surveillance, infection with EVs other than EV71 and CVA 16 have become increasingly common in recent years among HFMD patients, posing new challenges for HFMD control. This study aimed to explore the spectrum of serotypes in the other EVs (non-EV71 and non-CVA16) in Fujian province in southeastern China...
May 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537012/nutraceutical-effects-on-glucose-and-lipid-metabolism-in-patients-with-impaired-fasting-glucose-a-pilot-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial-on-a-combined-product
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Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Cicero, Federica Fogacci, Martino Morbini, Alessandro Colletti, Marilisa Bove, Maddalena Veronesi, Marina Giovannini, Claudio Borghi
INTRODUCTION: A number of natural compounds have individually demonstrated to improve glucose and lipid levels in humans. AIM: To  evaluate the short-term glucose and lipid-lowering activity in subjects with impaired fasting glucose. METHODS: To assess the effects of a combination of nutraceuticals based on Lagerstroemia speciosa, Berberis aristata, Curcuma longa, Alpha-lipoic acid, Chrome picolinate and Folic acid, we performed a double-blind, parallel group, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial in 40 adults affected by impaired fasting glucose (FPG = 100-125 mg/dL) in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease...
May 23, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536262/in-silico-and-cell-based-analyses-reveal-strong-divergence-between-prediction-and-observation-of-t-cell-recognized-tumor-antigen-t-cell-epitopes
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Julien Schmidt, Philippe Guillaume, Danijel Dojcinovic, Julia Karbach, George Coukos, Immanuel Luescher
Tumor exomes provide comprehensive information on mutated, over-expressed genes and aberrant splicing, which can be exploited for personalized cancer immunotherapy. Of particular interest are mutated tumor antigen T cell epitopes, because neoepitope specific T cells often are tumoricidal. However, identifying tumor-specific T cell epitopes is a major challenge. A widely used strategy relies on initial prediction of human leukocyte antigen binding peptides by in silico algorithms, but the predictive power of this approach is unclear...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535451/a-novel-carbohydrate-labeling-method-utilizing-transfer-hydrogenation-mediated-reductive-amination
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Zsuzsanna Kovács, Gábor Papp, Henrietta Horváth, Ferenc Joó, András Guttman
One of the most frequently used high-resolution glycan analysis methods in the biopharmaceutical and biomedical fields is capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence (CE-LIF) detection. Glycans are usually labeled by reductive amination with a charged fluorophore containing a primary amine, which reacts with the aldehyde group at the reducing end of the glycan structures. In this reaction, first a Schiff base is formed that is reduced to form a stable conjugate by a hydrogenation reagent, such as sodium cyanoborohydride...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534956/effects-of-octreotide-on-hepatic-glycogenesis-in-rats-with-high-fat-diet%C3%A2-induced-obesity
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Xiao-Xia Wang, Ting Ye, Mao Li, Xian Li, Ou Qiang, Cheng-Wei Tang, Rui Liu
Reduced hepatic glycogenesis is one of the most important causes of metabolic abnormalities in non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease. Octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, has been demonstrated to promote weight loss and improve metabolic disorders in mice with high fat diet (HFD)‑induced obesity. However, whether octreotide affects hepatic glycogenesis is unknown. The aim of the present study was to verify the effects of octreotide on hepatic glycogenesis in rats with HFD‑induced obesity. Male Sprague‑Dawley rats were fed a standard diet or a HFD for 24 weeks...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534588/development-of-nutraceutical-formulations-based-on-the-mycelium-of-pleurotus-ostreatus-and-agaricus-bisporus
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Rossana V C Cardoso, Ângela Fernandes, M Beatriz P P Oliveira, Ricardo C Calhelha, Lillian Barros, Anabela Martins, Isabel C F R Ferreira
The present work is aimed at developing nutraceutical formulations based on the mycelium of Agaricus bisporus and Pleurotus ostreatus, highlighting the potential of in vitro culture as a tool to improve the production of bioactive compounds, namely phenolic acids and ergosterol. The mycelia of both species were cultured in different solid and liquid media in order to compare the growth rate and yielded biomass. Fruiting bodies, mycelia and culture media were compared regarding the antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory effects in RAW264...
May 23, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534145/alterations-in-gene-expression-after-gamma-hydroxybutyric-acid-intake-a-pilot-study
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Lena-Maria Mehling, Annika Spottke, Anna Heidbreder, Peter Young, Burkhard Madea, Cornelius Hess, Cornelius Courts
Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) acts as an agonist of the GABAB receptor, where GHB induces a depressant effect in the central nervous system. Besides its therapeutic application, GHB is also used as a date rape drug. However, the detection of GHB ingestion proves to be difficult due to its narrow detection window. The aim of this pilot study was to assess differential gene expressions after GHB intake to identify potential biomarkers for the detection of GHB intake. To this aim, alteration in gene expression of ALDH5A1, AKR7A2, EREG, and PEA15 was investigated via quantitative PCR (qPCR)...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533386/metabolic-basis-to-sherpa-altitude-adaptation
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James A Horscroft, Aleksandra O Kotwica, Verena Laner, James A West, Philip J Hennis, Denny Z H Levett, David J Howard, Bernadette O Fernandez, Sarah L Burgess, Zsuzsanna Ament, Edward T Gilbert-Kawai, André Vercueil, Blaine D Landis, Kay Mitchell, Monty G Mythen, Cristina Branco, Randall S Johnson, Martin Feelisch, Hugh E Montgomery, Julian L Griffin, Michael P W Grocott, Erich Gnaiger, Daniel S Martin, Andrew J Murray
The Himalayan Sherpas, a human population of Tibetan descent, are highly adapted to life in the hypobaric hypoxia of high altitude. Mechanisms involving enhanced tissue oxygen delivery in comparison to Lowlander populations have been postulated to play a role in such adaptation. Whether differences in tissue oxygen utilization (i.e., metabolic adaptation) underpin this adaptation is not known, however. We sought to address this issue, applying parallel molecular, biochemical, physiological, and genetic approaches to the study of Sherpas and native Lowlanders, studied before and during exposure to hypobaric hypoxia on a gradual ascent to Mount Everest Base Camp (5,300 m)...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532785/best-practice-in-the-measurement-and-interpretation-of-lysosomal-acid-lipase-in-dried-blood-spots-using-the-inhibitor-lalistat-2
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Zoltan Lukacs, Marianne Barr, John Hamilton
Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) is an inherited, autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder characterized by progressive damage in multiple organ systems. Diagnosis is especially important in infants, in whom the course of disease is rapidly lethal without treatment. The recent regulatory approval of recombinant human lysosomal acid lipase (LAL), sebelipase alfa, merits rapid diagnosis in clinical routine, particularly in infants. A method for measuring LAL activity in dried blood spot (DBS) samples using the highly specific LAL inhibitor Lalistat 2 is available...
May 19, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532094/electrochemical-sensing-of-doxorubicin-in-unprocessed-whole-blood-cell-lysate-and-human-plasma-samples-using-thin-film-of-poly-arginine-modified-glassy-carbon-electrode
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Jafar Soleymani, Mohammad Hasanzadeh, Morteza Eskandani, Maryam Khoubnasabjafari, Nasrin Shadjou, Abolghasem Jouyban
A thin film of poly-arginine fabricated on glassy carbon electrode by one step electrodeposition method is applied for detection of doxorubicin hydrochloride in whole blood, cell lysate, and untreated-plasma samples. Cyclic voltammetry results indicated that the doxorubicin is oxidized via two electrons and two protons at physiological pH (pH=7.4) using poly-arginine thin film modified glassy carbon. More importantly, electrostatic repulsion takes place between the prepared polymer film-modified electrode and selected drug resulting in the signal amplification on oxidation of doxorubicin and lowering its over potential and thereby selective detection of doxorubicin in real samples...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531830/isotope-coded-derivatization-based-lc-esi-ms-ms-methods-using-a-pair-of-novel-reagents-for-quantification-of-hydroxycinnamic-acids-and-hydroxybenzoic-acids-in-fermented-brown-rice-product
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Shoujiro Ogawa, Kiriko Takafuji, Sumi Tsubuku, Yukiko Horie, Shigeo Ikegawa, Tatsuya Higashi
Hydroxycinnamic acids (HCAs) and hydroxybenzoic acids (HBAs) are antioxidant phytochemicals found in rice and effective for the prevention of human diseases including cancer. FBRA, which is a functional food manufactured by fermenting brown rice and rice bran with Aspergillus oryzae, has been demonstrated to have chemopreventive effects against carcinogenesis in various organs. In this study, we developed methods for the relative and absolute quantification of ferulic acid, sinapic acid, caffeic acid, protocatechuic acid and syringic acid in the FBRA and raw material (RM; unfermented brown rice and rice bran) samples by LC/ESI-MS/MS combined with derivatization using a newly developed reagent, N-(2-aminoethyl)-4-(diethylamino)benzamide (ADB) and its deuterium-coded analog, d-ADB...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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