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Richard R Saxon, James F Benenati, Corey Teigen, George L Adams, Luke E Sewall
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety and initial efficacy of XTRACT, a power aspiration-based extraction technique for treatment of peripheral arterial thromboembolism with the use of the Penumbra/Indigo system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 79 patients were enrolled: 39 (49.4%) underwent XTRACT as the initial therapy and 40 (50.6%) underwent XTRACT after failed catheter-directed thrombolysis or other mechanical intervention or for removal of distal emboli that occurred during an intervention...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Hae-Seon Kim, Sun Ho Cha, Ho Young Suk, Tae-Hyung Kwon, Jung-Hee Woo
Celeribacter sp. strain TSPH2, a novel producer of indigo, was isolated from oil-contaminated sediment. We present here its genome sequence consisting of one circular chromosome (4 Mb) and one plasmid (0.15 Mb), with an overall G+C content of 60.9%. This strain contains oxygenase genes involved in indigo synthesis, such as flavin-containing monooxygenase.
November 9, 2017: Genome Announcements
Juan José Ciampi-Dopazo, Juan María Romeu-Prieto, Marcelino Sánchez-Casado, Beatriz Romerosa, Alfonso Canabal, María Luisa Rodríguez-Blanco, Carlos Lanciego
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of aspiration thrombectomy in patients with acute massive or submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study analyzed patient demographic data, procedural details, and outcomes in 18 consecutive patients (8 men and 10 women; mean age, 60.1 y; range, 36-80 y), 10 with acute submassive PE and 8 with massive PE, treated with an Indigo Continuous Aspiration Mechanical Thrombectomy Catheter between January 2016 and February 2017...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Tomohito Tanaka, Yoshito Terai, Satoe Fujiwara, Yoshimichi Tanaka, Hiroshi Sasaki, Satoshi Tsunetoh, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Takashi Yamada, Masahide Ohmichi
BACKGROUND: The examination of a sentinel lymph node (SLN), where lymph node metastasis first occurs, may be advocated as an alternative staging technique. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and detection rates of an SLN biopsy in patients with endometrial cancer. STUDY DESIGN: Two hundred and eleven patients with endometrial cancer underwent an SLN biopsy at hysterectomy using three kinds of tracers including 99m-technetium-labeled tin colloid ((99m)Tc), indigo carmine and indocyanine green...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Atsushi Mizoguchi, Arisa Yano, Hidetomo Himuro, Yui Ezaki, Takayuki Sadanaga, Emiko Mizoguchi
IL-22 is a relatively new cytokine that is characterized by several unique biological properties. In the intestines, the effect of IL-22 is restricted mainly to non-lymphoid cells such as epithelial cells. Interestingly, the expression pattern and major cellular source of IL-22 have distinct difference between large and small intestines. IL-22 possesses an ability to constitutively activate STAT3 for promoting epithelial cell regeneration and reinforcing mucosal barrier integrity through stimulating the expression of anti-bacterial peptide and mucins...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
Kuntal Pal, Rahul K Shukla, Chandra M R Volla
A convenient, Rh(II)-catalyzed, denitrogenative reaction of N-sulfonyl-1,2,3-triazoles and isatins to access (E)-2-(1-amino-2-oxo-2-phenylethylidene)indolin-3-ones, the core structure of indigo dyes, was achieved under operationally simple conditions with high levels of diastereoselectivity. Moreover, photophysical and electrochemical studies were conducted to understand their applicability in optoelectronic applications.
October 23, 2017: Organic Letters
Zhenbang Liu, Junxiang Ng, Arianto Yuwono, Yadong Lu, Yung Khan Tan
PURPOSE: To compare the staining intensity of the upper urinary tract (UUT) urothelium among three UUT delivery methods in an in vivo porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A fluorescent dye solution (indigo carmine) was delivered to the UUT via three different methods: antegrade perfusion, vesico-ureteral reflux via indwelling ureteric stent and retrograde perfusion via a 5F open-ended ureteral catheter. Twelve renal units were tested with 4 in each method. After a 2-hour delivery time, the renal-ureter units were harvested en bloc...
October 17, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Chung-Yang Huang, Aurelio Bonasera, Lachezar Hristov, Yves Garmshausen, Bernd M Schmidt, Denis Jacquemin, Stefan Hecht
Some rare indigo derivatives have been known for a long time to be photochromic upon irradiation with red light, which should be advantageous for many applications. However, the absence of strategies to tune their thermal half-lives by modular molecular design as well as the lack of proper synthetic methods to prepare a variety of such molecules from the parent indigo dye have so far precluded their use. In this work, several synthetic protocols for N-functionalization have been developed, and a variety of N-alkyl and N-aryl indigo derivatives have been prepared...
October 11, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Tsuyoshi Isosu, Keisuke Yoshida, Rieko Oishi, Tsuyoshi Imaizumi, Yuzo Iseki, Norie Sanbe, Yukihiro Ikegami, Shinju Obara, Shin Kurosawa, Masahiro Murakawa
To retrospectively investigate the effects of indigo carmine intravenous injection on oxygen reserve index (ORi™) in 20 patients who underwent elective gynecologic surgery under general anesthesia. The study subjects were patients who underwent elective gynecologic surgery under general anesthesia between April 2016 and January 2017, and were administered a 5-ml intravenous injection of 0.4% indigo carmine for clinical purposes during surgery with ORi monitoring. Changes in ORi within 20 min after indigo carmine injection were observed...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Martina Salzano de Luna, Rachele Castaldo, Rosaria Altobelli, Lucia Gioiella, Giovanni Filippone, Gennaro Gentile, Veronica Ambrogi
The removal of dye and toxic ionic pollutants from water is an extremely important issue that requires systematic and efficient adsorbent preparation strategies. To address this challenge, we developed composite chitosan (CS)-based hydrogels containing hyper-crosslinked polymer (HCP) particles to be used as broad-spectrum adsorbents. The goal is to efficiently combine the dye adsorption ability of chitosan and the capacity of the porous particles of trapping pollutant molecules. The HCP particles are well distributed and firmly embedded into the chitosan matrix and the composite hydrogels exhibit improved mechanical properties...
December 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
Saikat Dutta, Sampurna Roychoudhary, Bijaya Ketan Sarangi
Natural indigo production from Indigofera plant biomass requires fermentation of biomass, oxidation of fermented broth, settling of oxidized product (indigo), filtration and recovery. In this study, we have investigated roles of physico-chemical parameters during fermentation with respect to product yield. The study showed that water-to-biomass ratio (1:10), fermentation duration (0, 6, 12, 18, 24 h), pH (6-7.5), dissolved oxygen concentration; DO (0.5-3 mg ml(-1)), oxidation reduction potential ORP (+50 to -300 mV) and temperature (25-40 °C) during fermentation, oxidation and dye recovery from the broth are directly or indirectly related to indigo yield...
October 2017: 3 Biotech
Yoshiyasu Kitagawa, Taro Hara, Dai Ikebe, Rino Nankinzan, Hideyuki Takashiro, Ryosuke Kobayashi, Kazuyoshi Nakamura, Taketo Yamaguchi, Takuto Suzuki
Background and study aims Magnifying linked color imaging with indigo carmine dye (M-Chromo-LCI) enables sterically enhanced and color image-magnified observation of the superficial gastric mucosa. This study investigated the usefulness of M-Chromo-LCI for the differential diagnosis of gastric lesions. Patients and methods 100 consecutive small depressed lesions were examined with conventional white-light imaging (C-WLI), magnifying blue-laser imaging (M-BLI), and M-Chromo-LCI. Endoscopic images were reviewed by three experts and three non-experts...
September 27, 2017: Endoscopy
Huan-Hua Xu, Mei-Xi Wang, Hong-Ling Tan, Yu-Guang Wang, Xiang-Lin Tang, Cheng-Rong Xiao, Hua Li, Yue Gao, Zeng-Chun Ma
To investigate the effect of clinical dose of Realgar-Indigo Naturais formula (RIF) and large-dose of Realgar on main drug-metabolizing enzymes CYP450s of rat liver, as well as its regulatory effect on mRNA expression. Wistar rats were administrated orally with tested drugs for 14 days. A Cocktail method combined with HPLC-MS/MS was used in the determination of 4 cytochrome P450 isozymes (CYP1A2, CYP2B, CYP3A and CYP2C) in liver of the rats, and the mRNA expression levels of the above subtypes were detected by real-time fluorescent quantitative PCR...
February 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Ramsey Al-Hakim, Alok Bhatt, James F Benenati
The Indigo Mechanical Thrombectomy System (Penumbra, Inc, Alameda, California) was used to treat 6 patients with submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) and a contraindication to thrombolysis. Systolic pulmonary artery pressure (58.2 mm Hg vs 43.0 mm Hg, P < .05), right ventricular/left ventricular ratio (1.7 vs 1.1, P < .05), Miller index (15.0 vs 9.8, P < 0.01), and CT obstructive index (60.4% vs 47.0%, P < .01) were significantly reduced after mechanical thrombectomy. There were no procedural or periprocedural complications...
October 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Fang Wang, Jin-Song Jia, Jing Wang, Ting Zhao, Qian Jiang, Hao Jiang, Hong-Hu Zhu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the kinetics of white blood cell (WBC) and explore predictive factors of leukocytosis in non-high-risk acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), with oral arsenic plus all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) or intravenous arsenic trioxide (ATO) plus ATRA as a first-line treatment. METHODS: The absolute count, doubling time and peak time of WBC were analyzed in 64 newly diagnosed non-high-risk APL patients who were treated with different induction regimens containing either oral Realgar-indigo naturalis formula (RIF) (n=35) or ATO (n=29)...
October 2017: Leukemia Research
Ryosuke Yamauchi, Ken Kominato, Keiichi Mitsuyama, Hidetoshi Takedatsu, Shinichiro Yoshioka, Kotaro Kuwaki, Hiroshi Yamasaki, Shuhei Fukunaga, Atsushi Mori, Jun Akiba, Osamu Tsuruta, Takuji Torimura
Patients with longstanding ulcerative colitis have an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Mouse models for colitis-associated tumors are indispensable for the development of novel strategies for prevention and intervention, as well as an improved understanding of the mechanisms underlying tumor formation. The present study examined whether stereomicroscopic observations with dye-application were able to detect and discriminate tumors in a colitis-associated tumor model in mice. Colonic tumors were induced in C57BL/6 mice by 15 cycles of treatment with dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) in drinking water...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
Becca Hoene, Dion Rivera
Ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) and fluorescence spectroscopy have been used to characterize the polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) formed when potassium indigo tetrasulfonate (ITS) interacts with poly diallydimethylammonium chloride (PDADMAC) through columbic attraction in the presence of the reducing agent sodium bisulfite, NaHSO3. The PDADMAC facilitates both the reduction of the ITS and the stabilization of the reduced state of the ITS in an atmospheric oxygen environment. Dilutions of the dye solution show that the PEC is stable to dilutions of at least 1 to 1000...
September 2017: Heliyon
Shaima Kammoonah, Brinda Prasad, Priyadarshini Balaraman, Hemanshu Mundhada, Ulrich Schwaneberg, Erika Plettner
Cytochrome P450cam (a camphor hydroxylase) from the soil bacterium Pseudomonas putida shows potential importance in environmental applications such as the degradation of chlorinated organic pollutants. Seven P450cam mutants generated from Sequence Saturation Mutagenesis (SeSaM) and isolated by selection on minimal media with either 3-chloroindole or the insecticide endosulfan were studied for their ability to oxidize of 3-chloroindole to isatin. The wild-type enzyme did not accept 3-chloroindole as a substrate...
September 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Xuemei He, Pengyun Yu, Juan Zhao, Jianping Wang
Ultrafast vibrational relaxation and structural dynamics of indigo carmine in dimethyl sulfoxide were examined using femtosecond pump-probe infrared and two-dimensional infrared (2D IR) spectroscopies. Using the intramolecularly hydrogen-bonded C═O and delocalized C═C stretching modes as infrared probes, local structural and dynamical variations of this blue dye molecule were observed. Energy relaxation of the vibrationally excited C═O stretching mode was found to occur through covalent bond to the delocalized aromatic vibrational modes on the time scale of a few picoseconds or less...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Kikue Hirota, Masatoshi Nishita, Hidetoshi Matsuyama, Isao Yumoto
Obligately alkaliphilic, indigo-reducing strains, designated Bps-1(T), Bps-2 and Bps-3, were isolated from an indigo fermentation liquor used for dyeing, which was produced from sukumo (composted Polygonum indigo leaves) obtained from a craft centre in Data City, Hokkaido, Japan, by using medium containing cellulase-treated sukumo. The 16S rRNA gene sequence phylogeny suggested that Bps-1(T) has a distinctive position among the alkaliphilic species of the genus Bacillus, with its closest neighbours being Bacillus pseudofirmus DSM 8715(T), Bacillus lindianensis DSM 26864(T) and Bacillus alcalophilus DSM 485(T) (96...
October 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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