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Mohammad Zarei
Advances in miniaturization, nanotechnology, and microfluidics, along with developments in cloud-connected point-of-care (POC) diagnostics technologies are pushing the frontiers of POC devices toward low-cost, user-friendly, and enhanced sensitivity molecular-level diagnostics. The combination of various bio-sensing platforms within smartphone-integrated electronic readers provides accurate on-site and on-time diagnostics based on various types of chemical and biological targets. Further, 3D printing technology shows a huge potential toward fabrication and improving the performance of POC devices...
July 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722125/a-temperature-gradient-may-support-mother-infant-thermal-identification-and-communication-in-the-breast-crawl-from-birth-to-breastfeeding
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Vincenzo Zanardo, Francesca Volpe, Federico de Luca, Gianluca Straface
AIM: The human female's nipple-areolar complex (NAC) is the point of arrival of a natural progression from birth to breastfeeding, linked to functional, chemical and biophysical cues that promote the breast crawl soon after birth. We investigated the thermal gradient generated by the lips of the neonate and warmth of the NAC, which may drive the infant directly to the nipple. METHODS: We prospectively studied 41 full-term singleton infants and their mothers at the Policlinico Abano Terme, Italy, between 1 January to 28 February 2015...
July 19, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720746/-a-rare-case-of-ruptured-internal-carotid-posterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm-associated-with-contralateral-delayed-oculomotor-nerve-palsy
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Chika Somagawa, Yutaka Fukuda, Shota Yoshimura, Kei Satoh, Takeshi Hiu, Tomonori Ono, Ryujirou Ushijima, Keisuke Toda, Keisuke Tsutsumi
A 55-year-old man presented with difficulty breathing, chest pain, and disturbance of consciousness, and was transferred to our hospital. Initial whole body CT revealed a diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage(SAH)with severe pulmonary edema that was considered neurogenic in origin. He received controlled ventilation under sedation and conservative care for the SAH. One day after the onset of the SAH, his left pupil suddenly became dilated to 6mm, with no reaction to light. Head CT showed no new bleeding. Subsequent CT angiogram revealed a right internal carotid-posterior communicating artery aneurysm(IC-PC AN)with a posterior-lateral projection; however, no vessel abnormality was observed in the left anterior or posterior circulations...
July 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719883/sublethal-insecticide-exposure-affects-reproduction-chemical-phenotype-as-well-as-offspring-development-and-antennae-symmetry-of-a-leaf-beetle
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Thorben Müller, Alexander Prosche, Caroline Müller
The area of agriculturally used land and following to that the use of pesticides are steadily increasing. Insecticides do not only reduce pest organisms on crops but can also affect non-target organisms when present in sublethal concentrations in the environment. We investigated the effects of an exposure to sublethal pyrethroid (lambda-cyhalothrin) concentrations, at doses 20 and 60 times lower than the LC50, respectively, on reproductive traits and adult cuticular hydrocarbon (CHC) profiles of a leaf beetle (Phaedon cochleariae Fabricius)...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716465/fibroblast-like-synoviocyte-mechanosensitivity-to-fluid-shear-is-modulated-by-interleukin-1%C3%AE
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Eben G Estell, Lance A Murphy, Amy M Silverstein, Andrea R Tan, Roshan P Shah, Gerard A Ateshian, Clark T Hung
Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) reside in the synovial membrane of diarthrodial joints and are exposed to a dynamic fluid environment that presents both physical and chemical stimuli. The ability of FLS to sense and respond to these stimuli plays a key role in their normal function, and is implicated in the alterations to function that occur in osteoarthritis (OA). The present work characterizes the response of FLS to fluid flow-induced shear stress via real-time calcium imaging, and tests the hypothesis that this response is modulated by interleukin-1α (IL-1α), a cytokine elevated in OA...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714275/fucoidan-induced-osteogenic-differentiation-promotes-angiogenesis-by-inducing-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-secretion-and-accelerates-bone-repair
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Beom-Su Kim, Sun-Sik Yang, Hyung-Keun You, Hong-In Shin, Jun Lee
Osteogenesis and angiogenesis, including cell-cell communication between blood vessel cells and bone cells, are essential for bone repair. Fucoidan is a chemical compound that has a variety of biological activities. It stimulates osteoblast differentiation in human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which in turn induces angiogenesis. However, the mechanism by which this communication between osteoblasts and endothelial cells is mediated remains unclear. Thus, the aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between fucoidan-induced osteoblastic differentiation in MSCs and angiogenesis in endothelial cells...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714207/synthetic-multispecies-microbial-communities-reveals-shifts-in-secondary-metabolism-and-facilitates-cryptic-natural-product-discovery
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Yutong Shi, Chengqian Pan, Kuiwu Wang, Xuegang Chen, Xiaodan Wu, Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Bin Wu
Chemically mediated interactions have been hypothesized to be essential for ecosystem functioning as co-occurring organisms can influence the performance of each other by metabolic means. Here we present a co-culture device that allows co-culturing of microorganisms that are physically separated but can exchange chemical signals and metabolites. This setup was adopted to perform investigations on the secondary metabolisms of both a fungal-bacterial community and an actinomycetic-actinomycetic community. This study employed a metabolomics approach integrating LC-MS profiling, multivariate data analysis and molecular networking techniques...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711304/comparing-reach-chemical-safety-assessment-information-with-practice-a-case-study-of-polymethylmethacrylate-pmma-in-floor-coating-in-the-netherlands
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Ton Spee, Daan Huizer
On June 1st, 2007 the European regulation on Registration, Evaluation and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH) came into force. Aim of the regulation is safe use of chemicals for humans and for the environment. The core element of REACH is chemical safety assessment of chemicals and communication of health and safety hazards and risk management measures throughout the supply chain. Extended Safety Data Sheets (Ext-SDS) are the primary carriers of health and safety information. The aim of our project was to find out whether the actual exposure to methyl methacrylate (MMA) during the application of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) in floor coatings as assessed in the chemical safety assessment, reflect the exposure situations as observed in the Dutch building practice...
June 4, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711255/short-communication-effect-of-the-addition-of-bifidobacterium-monocultures-on-the-physical-chemical-and-sensory-characteristics-of-fermented-goat-milk
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A Mituniewicz-Małek, M Ziarno, I Dmytrów, J Balejko
The aim of the study was to use 3 monocultures of Bifidobacterium (Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis AD600, Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis BB-12, and Bifidobacterium longum AD50) in fermented goat milk to assess the microbial, physicochemical, rheological, and sensory quality of beverages during a 3-wk storage period at 5°C. The results indicated that selected bifidobacteria may be used for production of fermented goat milk because they comply with the minimum standards specified by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization during the entire period of storage...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709077/phytonanotherapy-for-management-of-diabetes-using-green-synthesis-nanoparticles
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K Anand, C Tiloke, Pragalathan Naidoo, A A Chuturgoon
The world has a rich diversity of indigenous medicinal plants. The World Health Organization (WHO) gives high priority to eco-friendly, non-hazardous and cost effective healthcare such as the use of medicinal plants to treat various illnesses, including Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis (TB), diabetes mellitus (DM), malaria, and cancer. In developing countries, a high proportion of the population tends to use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) together with conventional prescription drugs...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701011/action-plan-for-prolongation-of-nephrogenesis-in-preterm-and-growth-restricted-babies-explore-ultrastructure-of-the-nephrogenic-zone-identify-a-molecular-target-select-a-viable-drug-and-find-a-path-for-administration
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Will W Minuth
A large amount of investigations informs about primary steps of mammalian kidney development such as anlage of the organ and initial nephron formation, while only few data exists about the late phase of human kidney development. In particular, little attention was up to date addressed to the decrease of morphogenic activity in the nephrogenic zone short before birth and the vanishing of all stem cell niches aligned beyond the organ capsule. There is evidence that molecular controlling of this normal but degenerative developmental process also plays a decisive role in the kidneys of preterm and growth restricted babies...
July 12, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700603/the-language-of-glove-wireless-gesture-decoder-with-low-power-and-stretchable-hybrid-electronics
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Timothy F O'Connor, Matthew E Fach, Rachel Miller, Samuel E Root, Patrick P Mercier, Darren J Lipomi
This communication describes a glove capable of wirelessly translating the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet into text displayable on a computer or smartphone. The key components of the device are strain sensors comprising a piezoresistive composite of carbon particles embedded in a fluoroelastomer. These sensors are integrated with a wearable electronic module consisting of digitizers, a microcontroller, and a Bluetooth radio. Finite-element analysis predicts a peak strain on the sensors of 5% when the knuckles are fully bent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698824/on-the-tear-proteome-of-the-house-mouse-mus-musculus-musculus-in-relation-to-chemical-signalling
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Romana Stopkova, Petr Klempt, Barbora Kuntova, Pavel Stopka
Mammalian tears are produced by lacrimal glands to protect eyes and may function in chemical communication and immunity. Recent studies on the house mouse chemical signalling revealed that major urinary proteins (MUPs) are not individually unique in Mus musculus musculus. This fact stimulated us to look for other sexually dimorphic proteins that may-in combination with MUPs-contribute to a pool of chemical signals in tears. MUPs and other lipocalins including odorant binding proteins (OBPs) have the capacity to selectively transport volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their eight-stranded beta barrel, thus we have generated the tear proteome of the house mouse to detect a wider pool of proteins that may be involved in chemical signalling...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697484/organic-compounds-in-hydraulic-fracturing-fluids-and-wastewaters-a-review
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REVIEW
Jenna L Luek, Michael Gonsior
High volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) of shale to stimulate the release of natural gas produces a large quantity of wastewater in the form of flowback fluids and produced water. These wastewaters are highly variable in their composition and contain a mixture of fracturing fluid additives, geogenic inorganic and organic substances, and transformation products. The qualitative and quantitative analyses of organic compounds identified in HVHF fluids, flowback fluids, and produced waters are reviewed here to communicate knowledge gaps that exist in the composition of HVHF wastewaters...
July 5, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696685/modeling-sequence-dependent-peptide-fluctuations-in-immunologic-recognition
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Cory M Ayres, Timothy P Riley, Steven A Corcelli, Brian M Baker
In cellular immunity, T cells recognize peptide antigens bound and presented by major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins. The motions of peptides bound to MHC play a significant role in determining immunogenicity. However, existing approaches for investigating peptide/MHC motional dynamics are challenging or of low throughput, hindering the development of algorithms for predicting immunogenicity from large databases, such as those of tumor or genetically unstable viral genomes. We addressed this by performing exhaustive molecular dynamics simulations on a large structural database of peptides bound to the most commonly expressed human class I MHC protein, HLA-A*0201...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696298/functional-characterization-of-odorant-receptors-in-the-ponerine-ant-harpegnathos-saltator
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Jesse D Slone, Gregory M Pask, Stephen T Ferguson, Jocelyn G Millar, Shelley L Berger, Danny Reinberg, Jürgen Liebig, Anandasankar Ray, Laurence J Zwiebel
Animals use a variety of sensory modalities-including visual, acoustic, and chemical-to sense their environment and interact with both conspecifics and other species. Such communication is especially critical in eusocial insects such as honey bees and ants, where cooperation is critical for survival and reproductive success. Various classes of chemoreceptors have been hypothesized to play essential roles in the origin and evolution of eusociality in ants, through their functional roles in pheromone detection that characterizes reproductive status and colony membership...
July 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694431/key-role-for-the-organic-anion-transporters-oat1-and-oat3-in-the-in-vivo-handling-of-uremic-toxins-and-solutes
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Wei Wu, Kevin T Bush, Sanjay K Nigam
In vitro data indicates that the kidney proximal tubule (PT) transporters of uremic toxins and solutes (e.g., indoxyl sulfate, p-cresol sulfate, kynurenine, creatinine, urate) include two "drug" transporters of the organic anion transporter (OAT) family: OAT1 (SLC22A6, originally NKT) and OAT3 (SLC22A8). Here, we have examined new and prior metabolomics data from the Oat1KO and Oat3KO, as well as newly obtained metabolomics data from a "chemical double" knockout (Oat3KO plus probenecid). This gives a picture of the in vivo roles of OAT1 and OAT3 in the regulation of the uremic solutes and supports the centrality of these "drug" transporters in independently and synergistically regulating uremic metabolism...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690842/chemical-genetics-and-strigolactone-perception
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REVIEW
Shelley Lumba, Michael Bunsick, Peter McCourt
Strigolactones (SLs) are a collection of related small molecules that act as hormones in plant growth and development. Intriguingly, SLs also act as ecological communicators between plants and mycorrhizal fungi and between host plants and a collection of parasitic plant species. In the case of mycorrhizal fungi, SLs exude into the soil from host roots to attract fungal hyphae for a beneficial interaction. In the case of parasitic plants, however, root-exuded SLs cause dormant parasitic plant seeds to germinate, thereby allowing the resulting seedling to infect the host and withdraw nutrients...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688575/natural-product-antibiotics-cues-for-modulating-bacterial-biofilm-formation
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REVIEW
Loni Townsley, Elizabeth A Shank
Cell-cell communication enables bacteria to coordinate their behavior through the production, recognition, and response to chemical signals produced by their microbial neighbors. An important example of coordinated behavior in bacteria is biofilm formation, where individual cells organize into highly complex, matrix-encased communities that differentiate into distinct cell types and divide labor among individual cells. Bacteria rely on environmental cues to influence biofilm development, including chemical cues produced by other microbes...
July 5, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685186/the-protein-pheromone-temptin-is-an-attractant-of-the-gastropod-biomphalaria-glabrata
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Emmanuel A Pila, Shauna J Peck, Patrick C Hanington
The freshwater snail Biomphalaria glabrata has drawn much research interest by virtue of it being one of the intermediate hosts of the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni, a causative agent of human schistosomiasis. Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease that affects over 260 million people globally, particularly in tropical and sub-tropical regions. One strategy that has been proposed as a way to prevent human infection by the parasite, involves the use of pheromone traps to lure the snail host away from areas of human activity...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
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