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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441716/noscapinoids-bearing-silver-nanocrystals-augmented-drug-delivery-cytotoxicity-apoptosis-and-cellular-uptake-in-b16f1-mouse-melanoma-skin-cancer-cells
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Naina Soni, Kiran Jyoti, Upendra Kumar Jain, Anju Katyal, Ramesh Chandra, Jitender Madan
PURPOSE: Noscapine (Nos) and reduced brominated analogue of noscapine (Red-Br-Nos) prevent cellular proliferation and induce apoptosis in cancer cells either alone or in combination with other chemotherapeutic drugs. However, owing to poor physicochemical properties, Nos and Red-Br-Nos have demonstrated their anticancer activity at higher and multiple doses. Therefore, in present investigation, silver nanocrystals of noscapinoids (Nos-Ag(2+) nanocrystals and Red-Br-Nos-Ag(2+) nanocrystals) were customized to augment drug delivery, cytotoxicity, apoptosis and cellular uptake in B16F1 mouse melanoma cancer cells...
April 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441605/biological-effects-and-medical-applications-of-infrared-radiation
#2
Shang-Ru Tsai, Michael R Hamblin
Infrared (IR) radiation is electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 760nm and 100,000nm. Low-level light therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy generally employs light at red and near-infrared wavelengths (600-100nm) to modulate biological activity. Many factors, conditions, and parameters influence the therapeutic effects of IR, including fluence, irradiance, treatment timing and repetition, pulsing, and wavelength. Increasing evidence suggests that IR can carry out photostimulation and photobiomodulation effects particularly benefiting neural stimulation, wound healing, and cancer treatment...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441316/hemolysis-following-intraoperative-cell-salvage-replacement-in-a-scoliosis-patient-with-sickle-cell-trait-a-case-report
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Daniel You, Alejandro Peiro Garcia, Fabio Ferri-de-Barros, David Parsons
STUDY DESIGN: Case Report. OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel presentation of acute renal failure associated with hemolysis following intraoperative cell salvage (ICS) in a neuromuscular scoliosis patient with sickle cell trait (SCT). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Hemolysis associated acute renal failure following ICS in patients with SCT has not been previously reported. Sickle cell disease is regarded as a relative contraindication for ICS due to the risk of red blood cell sickling in the hypoxic cell saver reservoir...
April 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441080/color-coded-intravital-imaging-demonstrates-a-transforming-growth-factor-beta-tgf-%C3%AE-antagonist-selectively-targets-stromal-cells-in-a-human-pancreatic-cancer-orthotopic-mouse-model
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Takashi Murakami, Yukihiko Hiroshima, Kentaro Miyake, Ho Kyoung Hwang, Tasuku Kiyuna, Jonathan C DeLong, Thinzar M Lwin, Ryusei Matsuyama, Ryutaro Mori, Takafumi Kumamoto, Takashi Chishima, Kuniya Tanaka, Yasushi Ichikawa, Michael Bouvet, Itaru Endo, Robert M Hoffman
Pancreatic cancer is a recalcitrant malignancy, partly due to desmoplastic stroma which stimulates tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis, and inhibits chemotherapeutic drug delivery. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) has an important role in the formation of stromal desmoplasia. The present study describes the ability of color-coded intravital imaging to demonstrate the efficacy of a TGF-β inhibitor to target stroma in an orthotopic mouse model of pancreatic cancer. The BxPC-3 human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell line expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP), which also has a high TGF-β expression level, was used in an orthotopic model in transgenic nude mice ubiquitously expressing red fluorescent protein (RFP)...
April 25, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441047/distribution-of-t-cell-markers-cd4-and-cd8%C3%AE-in-lymphoid-organs-of-healthy-newborn-juvenile-and-adult-highland-plateau-yaks
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Qian Zhang, Kun Yang, Yufeng Huang, Junfeng He, Sijiu Yu, Yan Cui
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution of T-cell markers (CD4 and CD8α) in lymphoid organs of newborn, juvenile, and adult yaks. ANIMALS: 15 healthy male yaks of various ages from highland plateaus. PROCEDURES: Yaks were allocated to groups on the basis of age (newborn [1 to 7 days old; n = 5], juvenile [5 to 7 months old; 5], and adult [3 to 4 years old; 5]). The thymus, spleen, 5 mesenteric lymph nodes, and 5 hemal nodes were harvested from each yak within 10 minutes after euthanasia...
May 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440973/histochemical-and-immunohistochemical-study-of-%C3%AE-sma-collagen-and-pcna-in-epithelial-ovarian-neoplasm
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Nungki Anggorowati, Chatarina Ratna Kurniasari, Karina Damayanti, Titik Cahyanti, Irianiwati Widodo, Ahmad Ghozali, Muhammad Mansyur Romi, Dwi Cahyani Ratna Sari, Nur Arfian
Background: Alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) is an isoform of actin, positive in myofibroblasts and is an epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) marker. EMT is a process by which tumor cells develop to be more hostile and able to metastasize. Progression of tumor cells is always followed by cell composition and extracellular matrix component alteration. Increased α-SMA expression and collagen alteration may predict the progressivity of ovarian neoplasms. Objective: The aim of this research was to analyse the characteristic of α-SMA and collagen in tumor cells and stroma of ovarian neoplasms...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440736/levistilide-a-inhibits-angiogenesis-in-liver-fibrosis-via-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-signaling-pathway
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Zhi-Min Zhao, Hong-Liang Liu, Xin Sun, Tao Guo, Li Shen, Yan-Yan Tao, Cheng-Hai Liu
Levistilide A (C24H28O4, molecular weight = 380.48) derived from Angelica sinensis (Danggui) has been reported to inhibit hepatic stellate cell proliferation. This study investigated the effects of levistilide A on liver fibrosis relating to angiogenesis, particularly on the characteristic change in liver sinusoidal endothelial cells. LX-2 cells were activated by TGF-β1, and the human hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells (HHSECs) were induced by endothelial cell growth supplement. Cell viability was detected using a methylthiazoldiphenyl-tetrazolium bromide assay; F-actin was visualized through the fluorescence probe method; cell proliferation was examined using the EdU kit; antiangiogenesis activity was assessed using the tube formation assay and transgenic zebrafish model...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440642/asymmetric-silica-nanoparticles-with-tunable-head-tail-structures-enhance-hemocompatibility-and-maturation-of-immune-cells
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Prasanna Lakshmi Abbaraju, Anand Kumar Meka, Hao Song, Yannan Yang, Manasi Jambhrunkar, Jun Zhang, Chun Xu, Meihua Yu, Chengzhong Yu
Asymmetric mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) with controllable head-tail structures have been successfully synthesized. The head particle type is tunable (solid or porous) and the tail has dendritic large pores. The tail length and tail coverage on head particles are adjustable. Compared to spherical silica nanoparticles with a solid structure (Stöber spheres) or large-pore symmetrical MSN with fully covered tails, asymmetrical head-tail MSN (HTMSN) show superior hemocompatibility due to reduced membrane deformation of red blood cells and decreased level of reactive oxygen species...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440502/marine-actinomycete-crude-extracts-with-potent-trail-resistance-overcoming-activity-against-breast-cancer-cells
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Mohammed I Y Elmallah, Olivier Micheau, Mennat Allah G Eid, Ali M S Hebishy, Mohamed S Abdelfattah
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a promising anticancer agent, as it can kill tumor cells selectively. In our search of bioactive natural products to overcome TRAIL-resistance, we isolated 47 actinomycete strains from different sediments and seawater samples collected from the Red Sea coast in Egypt and found four crude extracts (EGY1, EGY3, EGY24 and EGY34) displaying TRAIL sensitizing activity in the resistant breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231. None of these crude extracts exhibited cytotoxic effect on normal mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF), with the exception of EGY34...
April 21, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440421/allicin-induces-the-upregulation-of-abca1-expression-via-ppar%C3%AE-lxr%C3%AE-signaling-in-thp-1-macrophage-derived-foam-cells
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Xiao-Long Lin, Hui-Jun Hu, Yuan-Bo Liu, Xue-Mei Hu, Xiao-Juan Fan, Wei-Wen Zou, Yong-Quan Pan, Wen-Quan Zhou, Min-Wen Peng, Cai-Hong Gu
Allicin is considered anti-atherosclerotic due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which makes it an important drug for the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis. However, the effects of allicin on foam cells are unclear. Thus, in this study, we examined the effects of allicin on lipid accumulation via peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ)/liver X receptor α (LXRα) in THP‑1 macrophage-derived foam cells. THP‑1 cells were exposed to 100 nM phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) for 24 h, and then to oxydized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL; 50 mg/ml) to induce foam cell formation...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439902/concentrated-lyophilized-plasma-used-for-reconstitution-of-whole-blood-leads-to-higher-coagulation-factor-activity-but-unchanged-thrombin-potential-compared-with-fresh-frozen-plasma
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Giacomo E Iapichino, Martin Ponschab, Janne Cadamuro, Susanne Süssner, Christian Gabriel, Benjamin Dieplinger, Margot Egger, Christoph J Schlimp, Soheyl Bahrami, Herbert Schöchl
BACKGROUND: During massive hemorrhage, it is recommended to transfuse red blood cells, platelet concentrate, and fresh-frozen plasma in a ratio close to 1:1:1. To avoid the thawing process of fresh frozen plasma, lyophilized plasma (LP) is increasingly used. Evidence is limited on the activity of coagulation factors in reconstituted blood using LP and concentrated LP versions. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Whole blood from ten healthy volunteers was separated into red blood cell, fresh frozen plasma, and platelet concentrate units...
April 25, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439814/imaging-the-accumulated-intracellular-microalgal-lipids-as-a-response-to-temperature-stress
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Khaled N M Elsayed, Tatiana A Kolesnikova, Anja Noke, Gerd Klöck
Over the last few decades, many scientists considered microalgae as promising actors for future biofuels because of the high lipid productivity inside their cells. Moreover, much attention has been paid to algal lipids as they can be used in biodiesel production. In this study, we optimized the different suitable conditions such as incubation time, incubation temperature, Dimethylesulfoxide and Nile red concentrations of the lipophilic fluorescence dye Nile red as an excellent and fast vital stain to detect and quantify intracellular lipids...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439063/liver-transplantation-outcomes-in-recipients-with-high-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-meld-scores-the-relevance-of-meld-scores
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Karolina Maria Wronka, Michał Grąt, Jan Stypułkowski, Emil Bik, Maciej Krasnodębski, Łukasz Masior, Karolina Grąt, Waldemar Patkowski, Marek Krawczyk
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess risk factors for postoperative mortality after liver transplantation among patients with Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores ≥35, with special focus on the MELD scores. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data from 68 primary liver transplantations in patients with MELD scores ≥35 among 1376 liver transplantations performed in the Department of General, Transplant, and Liver Surgery (Medical University of Warsaw) between January 2002 and October 2014 were analyzed retrospectively...
April 25, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438419/importance-of-extended-blood-group-genotyping-in-multiply-transfused-patients
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Nadila Haryani Osman, Jameela Sathar, Chooi Fun Leong, Noor Fadzilah Zulkifli, Raja Zahratul Azma Raja Sabudin, Ainoon Othman, Asral Wirda Ahmad Asnawi
Blood group antigen systems are not limited to the ABO blood groups. There is increasing interest in the detection of extended blood group systems on the red cell surface. The conventional method used to determine extended blood group antigens or red cell phenotype is by serological testing, which is based on the detection of visible haemagglutination or the presence of haemolysis. However, this technique has many limitations due to recent exposure to donor red cell, certain drugs or medications or other diseases that may alter the red cell membrane...
April 9, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438358/potential-of-oleaginous-yeast-trichosporon-sp-for-conversion-of-sugarcane-bagasse-hydrolysate-into-biodiesel
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K K Brar, A K Sarma, Mohammad Aslam, Igor Polikarpov, B S Chadha
This study reports production of microbial oil from a yeast strain Trichosporon sp., (RW) isolated from decayed wood. Preliminary analysis based on fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy of Nile red stained yeast cells showed accumulation of lipid globules. The potential of the yeast to produce lipids was evaluated on glucose, glycerol and acid hydrolysate of sugarcane bagasse, where Trichosporon sp. (RW) was found to accumulate 21.45 (59.6%), 18.41 (56%) and 10.25g/l (40.5%) of the lipids after 120h of fermentation at 30°C...
March 28, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438111/pathology-of-naturally-occurring-bacillary-hemoglobinuria-in-cattle
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M A Navarro, F Dutra, C Briano, A Romero, M Persiani, J C Freedman, E Morrell, J Beingesser, F A Uzal
Clostridium haemolyticum causes bacillary hemoglobinuria (BH), an infectious and usually fatal disease that occurs mostly in cattle, which is clinically characterized by jaundice, hemoglobinuria, and anemia. The trematode Fasciola hepatica has been commonly reported as the main predisposing factor that triggers this condition. The authors evaluated 20 naturally occurring cases of bovine BH to characterize the pathology and pathogenesis of the disease. Grossly, the most consistent finding was a large, frequently single focus of necrosis surrounded by a red to purple halo, observed most frequently on the parietal surface of the right and left hepatic lobes...
May 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438019/l-phenylalanine-tethered-naphthalene-diimide-based-aggregation-induced-green-emitting-organic-nanoparticles
#17
Pritam Choudhury, Krishnendu Das, Prasanta Kumar Das
The present article delineates the formation of green fluorescent organic nanoparticle through supramolecular aggregation of naphthalene diimide (NDI) based carboxybenzyl protected L-phenylalanine appended bola-amphiphile, NDI-1. The amphiphilic molecule is soluble in DMSO and with gradual addition of water within the DMSO solution, the amphiphile starts to get self-assembled via H-type aggregation to form spherical nanoparticles. These self-assembly of NDI-1 in presence of high amount of water, exhibited aggregation induced emission (AIE) through excimer formation...
April 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437543/association-of-donor-age-and-sex-with-survival-of-patients-receiving-transfusions
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Gustaf Edgren, Henrik Ullum, Klaus Rostgaard, Christian Erikstrup, Ulrik Sartipy, Martin J Holzmann, Olof Nyrén, Henrik Hjalgrim
Importance: Following animal model data indicating the possible rejuvenating effects of blood from young donors, there have been at least 2 observational studies conducted with humans that have investigated whether donor age affects patient outcomes. Results, however, have been conflicting. Objective: To study the association of donor age and sex with survival of patients receiving transfusions. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective cohort study based on the Scandinavian Donations and Transfusions database, with nationwide data, was conducted for all patients from Sweden and Denmark who received at least 1 red blood cell transfusion of autologous blood or blood from unknown donors between January 1, 2003, and December 31, 2012...
April 24, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437456/correction-modeling-the-potential-impact-on-the-us-blood-supply-of-transfusing-critically-ill-patients-with-fresher-stored-red-blood-cells
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2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436958/local-clearance-of-senescent-cells-attenuates-the-development-of-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis-and-creates-a-pro-regenerative-environment
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Ok Hee Jeon, Chaekyu Kim, Remi-Martin Laberge, Marco Demaria, Sona Rathod, Alain P Vasserot, Jae Wook Chung, Do Hun Kim, Yan Poon, Nathaniel David, Darren J Baker, Jan M van Deursen, Judith Campisi, Jennifer H Elisseeff
Senescent cells (SnCs) accumulate in many vertebrate tissues with age and contribute to age-related pathologies, presumably through their secretion of factors contributing to the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Removal of SnCs delays several pathologies and increases healthy lifespan. Aging and trauma are risk factors for the development of osteoarthritis (OA), a chronic disease characterized by degeneration of articular cartilage leading to pain and physical disability. Senescent chondrocytes are found in cartilage tissue isolated from patients undergoing joint replacement surgery, yet their role in disease pathogenesis is unknown...
April 24, 2017: Nature Medicine
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