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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749624/synthesis-characterization-and-evaluation-of-cytotoxic-effects-of-novel-hybrid-steroidal-heterocycles-as-peg-based-nanoparticles
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Mervat M Abd Elhalim, Nasser S M Ismail, Shaymaa M M Yahya, Yasmin Y Omar, Ahmed A Abd Rabou, Deena S Lasheen, Mahmoud F Zawrah, Gamal A Elmegeed
Anticancer agents featuring hybrid molecules can improve effectiveness and diminish drug resistance. The current study aimed to introduce newly synthesized heterocyclic steroids of promising anticancer effects loaded in polyethylene glycol (PEG)•based nanoparticles form. Several heterocyclic steroids (1-9) were synthesized via multicomponent reactions (MCRs) and confirmed via the analytical and spectral data. Compounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9, were investigated individually in their free and PEG based nano-size hybrid forms as anticancer agents against three human cell lines: hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HepG2); breast cancer cells (MCF-7); and colon cancer cells (HCT116)...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749288/blood-product-transfusions-in-great-apes-a-retrospective-review-of-12-cases
#2
Alicia Hahn, Ginger Sturgeon, Joseph Rossi
Although the administration of blood and blood products can be lifesaving, transfusions in exotic species are less common because of the lack of knowledge of a species' blood groups, the availability of species-specific donors, and possible adverse effects. Recently, blood groups were elucidated in great apes; however, few reports have been published regarding actual transfusion situations in these species. This information is critical because poorly executed transfusions can compromise already weakened patients or result in the death of the recipient...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749257/first-record-of-hematologic-values-in-free-living-and-captive-maned-sloths-bradypus-torquatus-xenartha-bradypodidae
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Lilian S Catenacci, Aisla Nascimento, Elza S Muniz-Neta, Camila R Cassano, Sharon L Deem, Elizabeth S Travassos da Rosa, Patricia Parker, Alexandre D Munhoz
Bradypus torquatus is a rare and endemic sloth species from the Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Due to a lack of medical information including hematologic reference parameters for the species, hematologic baseline values were determined using samples from 14 clinically healthy B. torquatus , under captive (n = 7) and free-living (n = 7) conditions in Bahia State, Brazil. Additionally, the morphology of the blood cells is presented, with a demonstration that the Barr body chromosome may assist with sex determination of the species...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749119/antitumor-exopolysaccharides-derived-from-novel-marine-bacillus-isolation-characterization-aspect-and-biological-activity
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Salma M Abdelnasser, Shaymaa M M Yahya, Wafaa F Mohamed, Mohsen MS Asker, Hala M Abu Shady, Manal G Mahmoud, Magdy A Gadallah
Objective: Exopolysaccharides gained attention as new source for cancer treatment as recent treatments cause side effects and multidrug resistance. Polysaccharides containing sulfur and uronic acids exhibited antioxidant activity, by restoring cell redox regulation, thus inhibiting cell proliferation and cancer formation. Following this context, our study was performed to assess the cytotoxic activity of exopolysaccharides produced by novel Egyptian marine bacterial strains on HepG2 cells. Methods: Bacteria were isolated, purified and cultured through routine microbiological techniques...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749049/mineral-trioxide-aggregate-enhances-the-osteogenic-capacity-of-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-signaling-pathways
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Yanqiu Wang, Yixiang Zhou, Lin Jin, Xiyao Pang, Yadie Lu, Zilu Wang, Yan Yu, Jinhua Yu
INTRODUCTION: Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), as a bioactive material, has a widespread application in clinical practice. To date, the effects of MTA on the proliferation and differentiation of human periodontal ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs) remain unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: hPDLSCs were isolated from human periodontal ligament tissues and cultured with MTA conditioned media. Cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay was performed to assess the proliferation capacity of MTA-treated hPDLSCs...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748896/sickled-erythrocytes-in-urine-as-a-clue-to-the-diagnosis-of-sickle-cell-trait
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Shanu Srivastava, Rashmi Srivastava, K G Ghorpade
Sickled erythrocytes in patients of sickle cell trait with microscopic hematuria have rarely been reported so far. A 30-year-old female underwent delivery of a healthy full-term baby by cesarean section. However, postcesarean, she had pain in abdomen and fever, for which she was advised blood and urine examination. The hemogram suggested mild leukocytosis with neutrophilia and the urine showed red blood cells, some of which were sickled. The patient was advised hemoglobin electrophoresis which suggested sickle cell trait (Hb-AS)...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748834/effect-of-l-arginine-on-the-growth-of-plasmodium-falciparum-and-immune-modulation-of-host-cells
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Vikky Awasthi, Rubika Chauhan, Debprasad Chattopadhyay, Jyoti Das
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by Plasmodium parasites. The life-cycle of Plasmodium species involves several stages both in mosquito and the vertebrate host. In the erythrocytic stage, Plasmodium resides inside the red blood cells (RBCs), where it meets most of its nutritional requirement by degrad- ing host's haemoglobin. L-arginine is required for growth and division of cells. The present study was aimed to demonstrate the effect of supplementation of different concentrations of L-arginine and L-citrulline on the growth of parasite, and effect of the culture supernatant on the host's peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
April 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748760/visible-light-therapy-molecular-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-opportunities
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Zandra C Félix Garza, Matthias Born, Peter A J Hilbers, Natal A W van Riel, Joerg Liebmann
Visible light is absorbed by photoacceptors in pigmented and non-pigmented mammalian cells, activating signaling cascades and downstream mechanisms that lead to the modulation of cellular processes. Most studies have investigated the molecular mechanisms and therapeutic applications of UV and the red to near infrared regions of the visible spectrum. However, considerably less effort has been dedicated to the UV-free blue part of the spectrum. In this review we discuss the current advances in the understanding of the molecular photoacceptors, downstream signaling mechanisms and the corresponding therapeutic opportunities in the context of inflammatory skin conditions of blue light photoreception in mammalian cells...
July 27, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748696/ultrasound-characterization-of-microbead-and-cell-suspensions-by-speed-of-sound-measurements-of-neutrally-buoyant-samples
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Kevin Wallace Cushing, Fabio Garofalo, Cecilia Magnusson, Lars Ekblad, Henrik Bruus, Thomas Laurell
We present an experimental method including error analysis for the measurement of the density and compressibility of cells and microbeads; these being the two central material properties in ultrasound-based acoustophoretic applications such as particle separation, trapping, and up-concentration. The density of the microparticles is determined by using a neutrally-buoyant selection process that involves centrifuging of microparticles suspended in different density solutions, CsCl for microbeads and Percoll for cells...
July 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748286/normalized-levels-of-red-blood-cells-expressing-phosphatidylserine-their-microparticles-and-activated-platelets-in-young-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-following-bone-marrow-transplantation
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Phatchanat Klaihmon, Sinmanus Vimonpatranon, Egarit Noulsri, Surapong Lertthammakiat, Usanarat Anurathapan, Nongnuch Sirachainan, Suradej Hongeng, Kovit Pattanapanyasat
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) serves as the only curative treatment for patients with β-thalassemia major; however, hemostatic changes have been observed in these BMT patients. Aggregability of thalassemic red blood cells (RBCs) and increased red blood cell-derived microparticles (RMPs) expressing phosphatidylserine (PS) are thought to participate in thromboembolic events by initially triggering platelet activation. To our knowledge, there has been no report providing quantitation of these circulating PS-expressing RBCs and RMPs in young β-thalassemia patients after BMT...
July 26, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748217/mechanisms-and-applications-of-the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-photobiomodulation
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Michael R Hamblin
Photobiomodulation (PBM) also known as low-level level laser therapy is the use of red and near-infrared light to stimulate healing, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation. The primary chromophores have been identified as cytochrome c oxidase in mitochondria, and calcium ion channels (possibly mediated by light absorption by opsins). Secondary effects of photon absorption include increases in ATP, a brief burst of reactive oxygen species, an increase in nitric oxide, and modulation of calcium levels. Tertiary effects include activation of a wide range of transcription factors leading to improved cell survival, increased proliferation and migration, and new protein synthesis...
2017: AIMS Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747322/ribonucleoprotein-purification-and-characterization-using-rna-mango
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Shyam Ss Panchapakesan, Matthew L Ferguson, Eric J Hayden, Xin Chen, Aaron A Hoskins, Peter J Unrau
The characterization of RNA-protein complexes (RNPs) is a difficult but increasingly important problem in modern biology. By combining the compact RNA Mango aptamer with a fluorogenic thiazole orange desthiobiotin (TO1-Dtb or TO3-Dtb) ligand, we have created an RNA tagging system that simplifies the purification and subsequent characterization of endogenous RNPs. Mango-tagged RNP complexes can be immobilized on a streptavidin solid support and recovered in their native state by the addition of free biotin. Furthermore, Mango-based RNP purification can be adapted to different scales of RNP isolation ranging from pull-down assays to the isolation of large amounts of biochemically defined cellular RNPs...
July 26, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746858/modeling-of-biomechanics-and-biorheology-of-red-blood-cells-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Hung-Yu Chang, Xuejin Li, George Em Karniadakis
Erythrocytes in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are associated with reduced cell deformability and elevated blood viscosity, which contribute to impaired blood flow and other pathophysiological aspects of diabetes-related vascular complications. In this study, by using a two-component red blood cell (RBC) model and systematic parameter variation, we perform detailed computational simulations to probe the alteration of the biomechanical, rheological, and dynamic behavior of T2DM RBCs in response to morphological change and membrane stiffening...
July 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746532/effects-of-emissions-from-sugar-cane-burning-on-the-trachea-and-lungs-of-wistar-rats
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Verena Sampaio Barbosa Matos, Felipe da Silva Gomes, Tarcio Macena Oliveira, Renata da Silva Schulz, Lídia Cristina Villela Ribeiro, Astria Dias Ferrão Gonzales, Januário Mourão Lima, Marcos Lázaro da Silva Guerreiro
Objective: To evaluate the effects of exposure to emissions from sugar cane burning on inflammatory mechanisms in tissues of the trachea and lung parenchyma in Wistar rats after different periods of exposure. Methods: This was an experimental open randomized study. The animals were divided into four groups: a control group (CG) underwent standard laboratory conditions, and three experimental groups were exposed to emissions from sugar cane burning over different periods of time, in days-1 (EG1), 7 (EG7), and 21 (EG21)...
May 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746277/auricular-tissue-engineering-using-osteogenic-differentiation-of-adipose-stem-cells-with-small-intestine-submucosa
#15
Chih-Hsun Lin, I-Chen Yang, Chi-Han Tsai, Hsu-Wei Fang, Hsu Ma
BACKGROUND: Ear reconstruction remains a challenge for plastic surgeons. A tissue-engineering approach could provide another route for obtaining shape maintenance in neoauricular tissue. METHODS: The authors designed a novel tissue-engineering auricular construct by culturing human adipose stem cells, which differentiated into osteocytes but not chondrocytes, in small intestine submucosa scaffolds. The authors evaluated cell growth potential and mechanical properties...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746081/synergism-of-electrospun-nanofibers-and-pulsed-electromagnetic-field-on-osteogenic-differentiation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#16
Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi, Arash Khojasteh
According to the current therapies failure for bone fractures and lesions, tissue engineering showed a great potential to help solve these challenges. Because the use of growth factors is very limited in the clinic, it could be very useful that could be introducing an alternative to it. Extremely low frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF, 1 mT, 50 Hz) were used for achieving this aim. The PEMF potential in combination with electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofibers was used to investigate the osteogenic potential of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)...
July 25, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745936/5-hydroxymethylcytosine-in-dna-repair-a-new-player-or-a-red-herring
#17
Omar L Kantidze, Sergey V Razin
Active DNA demethylation performed by ten-eleven translocation (TET) enzymes produces 5-hydroxymethylcytosines, 5-formylcytosines, and 5-carboxylcytosines. Recent observations suggest that 5-hydroxymethylcytosine is a stable epigenetic mark rather than merely an intermediate of DNA demethylation. However, the clear functional role of this new epigenetic player is elusive. The contribution of 5-hydroxymethylation to DNA repair is being discussed currently. Recently Jiang and colleagues have demonstrated that DNA damage response-activated ATR kinase phosphorylates TET3 in mammalian cells and promotes DNA demethylation and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine accumulation...
July 26, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745855/managing-acute-complications-of-sickle-cell-disease-in-pediatric-patients-digest
#18
Sathyaseelan Subramaniam, Jennifer H Chao, Pradip Chaudhari
Sickle cell disease is a chronic hematologic disease with a variety of acute, and often recurring, complications. Vaso-occlusive crisis, a unique but common presentation in sickle cell disease, can be challenging to manage. Acute chest syndrome is the leading cause of death in patients with sickle cell disease, occurring in more than half of patients who are hospitalized with a vaso-occlusive crisis. Uncommon diagnoses in children, such as stroke, priapism, and transient red cell aplasia, occur more frequently in patients with sickle cell disease and necessitate a degree of familiarity with the disease process and its management...
November 22, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745649/high-resolution-melting-pcr-for-complement-receptor-1-length-polymorphism-genotyping-an-innovative-tool-for-alzheimer-s-disease-gene-susceptibility-assessment
#19
Aymric Kisserli, Thierry Tabary, Jacques Henri Max Cohen, Valérie Duret, Rachid Mahmoudi
Complement receptor 1 (CR1), a transmembrane glycoprotein that plays a key role in the innate immune system, is expressed on many cell types, but especially on red blood cells (RBCs). As a receptor for the complement components C3b and C4b, CR1 regulates the activation of the complement cascade and promotes the phagocytosis of immune complexes and cellular debris, as well as the amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptide in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Several studies have confirmed AD-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), as well as a copy-number variation (CNV) in the CR1 gene...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745644/profiling-anti-neu5gc-igg-in-human-sera-with-a-sialoglycan-microarray-assay
#20
Shani Leviatan Ben-Arye, Hai Yu, Xi Chen, Vered Padler-Karavani
Cells are covered with a cloak of carbohydrate chains (glycans) that is commonly altered in cancer and that includes variations in sialic acid (Sia) expression. These are acidic sugars that have a 9-carbon backbone and that cap vertebrate glycans on cell surfaces. Two of the major Sia forms in mammals are N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac) and its hydroxylated form, N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc). Humans cannot produce endogenous Neu5Gc due to the inactivation of the gene encoding cytidine 5'monophosphate-Neu5Ac (CMP-Neu5Ac) hydroxylase (CMAH)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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