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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437716/development-of-a-derivatization-method-for-the-quantification-of-hydrogen-sulfide-and-its-application-in-vascular-calcification-rats
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Xiao-Xin Tan, Kao-Qi Lian, Xiang Li, Nan Li, Wei Wang, Wei-Jun Kang, Hong-Mei Shi
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) plays major functional and structural roles in diverse physiological functions and the pathogenesis of a variety of disorders in biological matrices. The significance of H2S has prompted the development of sensitive and selective methods to determine its concentration in biological samples. The fluorescent reagent monobromobimane (MBB) has been widely used to measure various thiol-containing species through alkylation. MBB may prevent the oxidation of sulfide and the reaction of sulfide with several different species (such as superoxide radicals, hydrogen peroxide and peroxynitrite)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436229/mechanistic-pharmacokinetic-modelling-of-the-bioamplification-of-persistent-lipophilic-organic-pollutants-in-humans-during-weight-loss
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Li Li, Frank Wania
Bioamplification means the liberation of persistent lipophilic organic pollutants (PLOPs) into blood from their storage in inert adipose tissue during rapid weight loss. Here, using a modified mechanistic pharmacokinetic model, we investigated how chemical properties and anthropometric parameters interact to influence the bioamplification of various PLOPs in humans. The model succeeds in reproducing literature documented weight loss-induced increments in human blood PLOP concentrations. We simulated the degree of bioamplification, as characterized by the bioamplification factor (BAmF), of hypothetical PLOPs with different combinations of partitioning and biotransformation properties at various rates of lipid loss...
April 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433611/preanalytical-variables-for-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-lc-ms-analysis-of-human-blood-specimens
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REVIEW
Gian Luca Salvagno, Elisa Danese, Giuseppe Lippi
The use of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for both diagnostics and research purposes is rapidly growing in clinical laboratories. As for more conventional areas of in vitro diagnostic testing, many preanalytical variables have an impact on these techniques and may hence jeopardize the quality of tests results. The leading preanalytical variables include patient preparation, the nature of the blood collection tubes and additives, interference from spurious hemolysis, sample handling and management, composition of blood tubes, contamination, as well as storage conditions...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430955/measurement-of-platelet-counts-and-volume-using-magnesium-sulfate-as-an-anticoagulant-%C3%A2-comparison-of-impedance-and-light-scatter-technology
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Steffen Mannuß, Peter Kohlschein, Katrin Dreißiger, Peter Schuff-Werner
Objectives: Magnesium sulfate (MgSO 4 ) was recently reported as an alternative in vitro anticoagulant in pseudo-thrombocytopenia. Its suitability as an anticoagulant for the determination of reliable platelet parameters is the subject of this study. Methods: Platelet count and mean platelet volume were measured in blood samples anticoagulated with EDTA and MgSO 4 and compared. The platelet parameters were determined by impedance (XE 5000 [Sysmex, Norderstedt, Germany]; DxH 800 [Beckman-Coulter, Krefeld, Germany]) and laser light-scatter technology (Advia 120 [Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Eschborn, Germany])...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429909/association-between-maternal-vitamin-d-status-during-pregnancy-and-offspring-cognitive-function-during-childhood-and-adolescence
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Sargoor R Veena, Ghattu V Krishnaveni, Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Kotrangada P Thajna, Bhavya G Hegde, Catharine R Gale, Caroline Hd Fall
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Animal studies have demonstrated poor cognitive outcomes in offspring in relation to maternal vitamin D deficiency before and/or during pregnancy. Human studies linking maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy with offspring cognitive function are limited. We aimed to test the hypothesis that lower maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy is associated with poor offspring cognitive ability in an Indian population. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Cognitive function was assessed in children from the Mysore Parthenon birth cohort during childhood (age 9-10 years; n=468) and adolescence (age 13-14 years; n=472) using 3 core tests from the Kaufman Assessment Battery for children and additional tests measuring learning, long-term retrieval/ storage, short-term memory, reasoning, verbal fluency, visuo-spatial ability, and attention and concentration...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429371/design-of-a-short-non-uniform-acquisition-protocol-for-quantitative-analysis-in-dynamic-cardiac-spect-imaging-a-retrospective-123-i-mibg-animal-study
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Yunlong Zan, Yong Long, Kewei Chen, Biao Li, Qiu Huang, Grant T Gullberg
PURPOSE: Our previous works have found that quantitative analysis of (123) I-MIBG kinetics in the heart with dynamic single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) offers the potential to quantify the innervation integrity at an early stage of left ventricular hypertrophy. However, conventional protocols involving a long acquisition time for dynamic imaging reduce the animal survival rate and thus make longitudinal analysis difficult. The goal of this work was to develop a procedure to reduce the total acquisition time by selecting non-uniform acquisition times for projection views while maintaining the accuracy and precision of estimated physiologic parameters...
April 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428354/multiplex-tandem-mass-spectrometry-enzymatic-activity-assay-for-newborn-screening-of-the-mucopolysaccharidoses-and-type-2-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis
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Yang Liu, Fan Yi, Arun Babu Kumar, Naveen Kumar Chennamaneni, Xinying Hong, C Ronald Scott, Michael H Gelb, Frantisek Turecek
BACKGROUND: We expanded the use of tandem mass spectrometry combined with liquid chromatography (LC-MS/MS) for multiplex newborn screening of seven lysosomal enzymes in dried blood spots (DBS). The new assays are for enzymes responsible for the mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS-I, -II, -IIIB, -IVA, -VI, and -VII) and type 2 neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (LINCL). METHODS: New substrates were prepared and char-acterized for tripeptidyl peptidase 1 (TPP1), α-N-acetylglucosaminidase (NAGLU), and lysosomal β-glucuronidase (GUSB)...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427428/quality-issues-with-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-test-accessories-and-buffer-packaging-findings-from-a-5-country-private-sector-project-in-africa
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Steven A Harvey, Sandra Incardona, Nina Martin, Cristina Lussiana, Elizabeth Streat, Stephanie Dolan, Nora Champouillon, Daniel J Kyabayinze, Robert Mugerwa, Grace Nakanwagi, Nancy Njoki, Ratsimandisa Rova, Jane Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Use of antigen-detecting malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) has increased exponentially over the last decade. WHO's Global Malaria Programme, FIND, and other collaborators have established a quality assurance scheme to guide product selection, lot verification, transport, storage, and training procedures. Recent concerns over the quality of buffer packaging and test accessories suggest a need to include these items in product assessments. This paper describes quality problems with buffer and accessories encountered in a project promoting private sector RDT use in five African countries and suggests steps to avoid or more rapidly identify and resolve such problems...
April 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426711/proinsulin-is-stable-at-room-temperature-for-24-hours-in-edta-a-clinical-laboratory-analysis-adapt-3
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Jane Davidson, Timothy McDonald, Calum Sutherland, Mohammod Mostazir, Lidy VanAalten, Terence Wilkin
AIMS: Reference laboratories advise immediate separation and freezing of samples for the assay of proinsulin, which limit its practicability for smaller centres. Following the demonstration that insulin and C-peptide are stable in EDTA at room temperature for at least 24hours, we undertook simple stability studies to establish whether the same might apply to proinsulin. METHODS: Venous blood samples were drawn from six adult women, some fasting, some not, aliquoted and assayed immediately and after storage at either 4°C or ambient temperature for periods from 2h to 24h...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423886/adiponectin-induced-ampk-impairment-mediates-insulin-resistance-in-bama-mini-pig-fed-high-fat-and-high-sucrose-diet
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Miaomiao Niu, Lei Xiang, Yaqian Liu, Yuqiong Zhao, Jifang Yuan, Xin Dai, Hua Chen
Objective: Adipose tissue is no longer considered as an inert storage organ for lipid, but instead is thought to play an active role in regulating insulin effects via secretion adipokines. However, conflicting reports have emerged regarding the effects of adipokines. In this study, we investigated the role of adipokines in glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity in obese Bama mini-pigs. Methods: An obesity model was established in Bama mini-pigs, by feeding with high-fat and high-sucrose diet for 30 weeks...
March 25, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418274/the-gulf-long-term-follow-up-study-gulf-study-biospecimen-collection-at-enrollment
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Lawrence S Engel, Richard K Kwok, Aubrey K Miller, Aaron Blair, Matthew D Curry, John A McGrath, Dale P Sandler, Polly Armsby, Susan Baker, Richard D Cohn, Edward E Gaunt, Audra Hodges, David Johndrow, Steven K Ramsey, Mark Stenzel, Patricia Stewart
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) explosion in the Gulf of Mexico led to the largest ever marine oil spill by volume. The GuLF STUDY is investigating possible adverse human health effects associated with oil spill activities. One objective of the study was to utilize biological specimens from study participants to examine spill-related adverse health effects. This study describes the methods for collecting, processing, shipping, and storing specimens during the enrollment phase of the study. GuLF STUDY participants living in Gulf States (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and eastern Texas) were eligible to complete a home visit at enrollment, one to three years after the DWH explosion...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417197/origin-function-and-fate-of-metallothionein-in-human-blood
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Mohammad Tariqur Rahman, Nazmul Haque, Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim, Marc De Ley
Toxic heavy metals, toxic organic compounds, reactive oxygen species (ROS), infections, and temperature are well-known metallothionein (MT) inducers in human blood. The current review aims to summarize synthesis, function, and fate of human blood MT in response to the known MT inducers. Part of the MTs that are synthesized in different organs such as the liver, kidney, and spleen is transported and stored in different blood cells and in plasma. Cells of the circulatory system also synthesize MT. From the circulation, MT returns to the kidney where the metal-bound MTs are degraded to release the metal ion that in turn induces MT expression therein...
April 18, 2017: Reviews of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415468/characterization-of-the-surface-physico-chemistry-of-plasticized-pvc-used-in-blood-bag-and-infusion-tubing
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H Al Salloum, J Saunier, A Dazzi, J Vigneron, A Etcheberry, C Marlière, C Aymes-Chodur, J M Herry, M Bernard, E Jubeli, N Yagoubi
Commercial infusion tubing and blood storage devices (tubing, blood and platelets bags) made of plasticized PVC were analyzed by spectroscopic, chromatographic and microscopic techniques in order to identify and quantify the additives added to the polymer (lubricants, thermal stabilizers, plasticizers) and to put into evidence their blooming onto the surface of the devices. For all the samples, deposits were observed on the surface but with different kinds of morphologies. Ethylene bis amide lubricant and metallic stearate stabilizers were implicated in the formation of these layers...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414934/blood-clot-parameters-thromboelastography-and-scanning-electron-microscopy-in-research-and-clinical-practice
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Etheresia Pretorius, Albe C Swanepoel, Sulette DeVilliers, Janette Bester
BACKGROUND: Clotting parameters are informative of overall haematological healthiness of an individual. Particularly, clotting parameters can be used as a measure of the degree of pathology of the coagulation system. Thromboelastography (TEG) is a well-known technique that is an important point-of-care method, as well as research method. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is a novel research method, but with possible clinical application. However, there are no clear standardized guidelines for TEG and SEM result interpretation...
April 11, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411369/comparison-of-equine-platelet-function-and-survival-in-whole-blood-collected-in-acid-citrate-dextrose-solution-or-citrate-phosphate-dextrose-adenine-solution
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Rana Bozorgmanesh, Julie W Sutton-Burges, Fern Tablin
BACKGROUND: Equine whole blood collection and storage methods have been evaluated to assess red blood cell viability; however, platelet (PLT) viability has not been comprehensively assessed. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to compare viability of PLTs collected in whole blood into 2 different anticoagulants. METHODS: Whole blood from 6 healthy adult Thoroughbred horses was collected into citrate-phosphate-dextrose-adenine (CPDA) or acid-citrate-dextrose (ACD)...
April 14, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407933/influence-of-postharvest-treatments-on-qualitative-and-chemical-parameters-of-tarocco-blood-orange-fruits-to-be-used-for-fresh-chilled-juice
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C Pannitteri, A Continella, L Lo Cicero, A Gentile, S La Malfa, E Sperlinga, E M Napoli, T Strano, G Ruberto, L Siracusa
Tarocco "Sant'Alfio" is a late ripening blood orange cultivar. Blood oranges are more and more appreciated from consumers for their high nutraceutical value due to the presence of bioactive compounds including vitamin C, polyphenols, flavonoids and hydroxycinnamic acids. The aim of this work is to set up a reliable protocol for postharvest storage of the very-late Tarocco "Sant'Alfio" orange to prolong the availability of this product in the market to be used for fresh chilled orange juice production. Fruits were subjected to three storage treatments (20days at 1°C plus 50days at 4°C; 70days at 4°C; 70days at 20°C)...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403212/longitudinal-monitoring-of-gaussia-and-nano-luciferase-activities-to-concurrently-assess-er-calcium-homeostasis-and-er-stress-in-vivo
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Emily S Wires, Mark J Henderson, Xiaokang Yan, Susanne Bäck, Kathleen A Trychta, Molly H Lutrey, Brandon K Harvey
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is essential to many cellular processes including protein processing, lipid metabolism and calcium storage. The ability to longitudinally monitor ER homeostasis in the same organism would offer insight into progressive molecular and cellular adaptations to physiologic or pathologic states, but has been challenging. We recently described the creation of a Gaussia luciferase (GLuc)-based secreted ER calcium-modulated protein (SERCaMP or GLuc-SERCaMP) to longitudinally monitor ER calcium homeostasis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397469/intracellular-storage-of-duffy-antigen-binding-chemokines-by-duffy-positive-red-blood-cells
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Ayako Yamamoto, Norihiro Saito, Shu Ogasawara, Toshihiro Shiratori, Jun Kondo, Masamichi Itoga, Hiroyuki Kayaba
BACKGROUND: Duffy antigen/chemokine receptor (DARC) is a non-signaling receptor for multiple chemokines. The role of DARC on red blood cells (RBCs) has remained elusive. The purpose of this study was to analyze selective storage of DARC-binding chemokines in RBCs. METHODS: Peripheral blood from healthy volunteers with DARC-positive blood type was collected in EDTA tubes. The concentration of DARC binding chemokines (i.e., MCP-1, RANTES, eotaxin-1, TARC, and IL-8), DARC nonbinding chemokines (i...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397464/effects-of-ulinastatin-on-in-vitro-storage-lesions-of-human-red-blood-cells
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Ding-Hua Liu, Yun-Tai Yao, Li-Huan Li, Chun-Mei Huang
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to investigate the influence of in vitro storage on erythrocyte complement receptor one (E-CR1), cell shrinkage and eryptosis of human red blood cells (RBCs), and to assess the possible effects of ulinastatin (UTI) on them. METHODS: After collection, RBCs were treated with saline (control group) and different concentrations of UTI (5,000 U/mL, 10,000 U/mL, and 50,000 U/mL in Group C1, Group C2, and Group C3, respectively). E-CR1, cell size, and phosphatidylserine (PS) exposure and intracellular Ca2+ concentration were analyzed by flow cytometer every 7 days up to Day 35...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397426/study-of-cd69-antigen-expression-and-integrity-of-leukocyte-cellular-membrane-in-stored-platelet-concentrates-following-irradiation-and-treatment-with-mirasol%C3%A2-prt-system
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Elżbieta Lachert, Jolanta Woźniak, Jolanta Antoniewicz-Papis, Agnieszka Krzywdzińska, Jolanta Kubis, Agata Mikołowska, Magdalena Letowska
BACKGROUND: Leukocytes in transfused blood components, particularly residual lymphocytes, have been shown to contribute to the occurrence of various adverse reactions. One of the most severe is transfusionassociated graft versus host disease (TA-GvHD) following transfusion of blood components contaminated with immunocompetent T lymphocytes. Irradiation is a routine method for protection against TA-GvHD. According to the literature, some pathogen reduction methods have also been proven effective for the inactivation of T lymphocytes, and so they may be considered as an alternative to irradiation...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
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