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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159151/a-case-of-unusual-presentation-of-contrast-induced-encephalopathy-after-cerebral-angiography-using-iodixanol
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Jun Chul Park, Jun Hyong Ahn, In Bok Chang, Jae Keun Oh, Ji Hee Kim, Joon Ho Song
Contrast-induced encephalopathy after cerebral angiography is a rare complication and until now, only few cases have been reported. This paper reports on contras-induced encephalopathy mimicking meningoencephalitis after cerebral angiography by using iodixanol, an iso-osmolar non-ionic contrast agent. A 58-year-old woman underwent cerebral angiography for the evaluation of multiple intracranial aneurysms. A few hours later, she had persistent headache, vomiting, fever, and seizures. Brain computed tomography (CT) showed sulcal obliteration of right cerebral hemisphere and cerebrospinal fluid profile was unremarkable...
September 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159145/ph-responsive-cross-linked-polymeric-matrices-based-on-natural-polymers-effect-of-process-variables-on-swelling-characterization-and-drug-delivery-properties
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Fahad Naeem, Samiullah Khan, Aamir Jalil, Nazar Muhammad Ranjha, Amina Riaz, Malik Salman Haider, Shoaib Sarwar, Fareha Saher, Samrin Afzal
Introduction: The current work was aimed to design and synthesize novel crosslinked pH-sensitive gelatin/pectin (Ge/Pec) hydrogels using different polymeric ratios and to explore the effect of polymers and degree of crosslinking on dynamic, equilibrium swelling and in vitro release behavior of the model drug (Mannitol). Methods: The Ge/Pec based hydrogels were prepared using glutaraldehyde as the crosslinker. Various structural parameters that affect their release behavior were determined, including swelling study, porosity, sol-gel analysis, average molecular weight between crosslinks (Mc), volume fraction of polymer (V2,s), solvent interaction parameter (χ) and diffusion coefficient...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158715/optimized-furosemide-taste-masked-orally-disintegrating-tablets
#3
Mohamed Abbas Ibrahim, Amal El Sayeh F Abou El Ela
Optimized orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) containing furosemide (FUR) were prepared by direct compression method. Two factors, three levels (3(2)) full factorial design was used to optimize the effect of taste masking agent (Eudragit E100; X1) and superdisintegarant; croscarmellose sodium (CCS; X2) on tablet properties. A composite was prepared by mixing ethanolic solution of FUR and Eudragit E100 with mannitol prior to mixing with other tablet ingredients. The prepared ODTs were characterized for their FUR content, hardness, friability and wetting time...
November 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154453/protoplast-preparation-from-enriched-flagellates-and-resting-cells-of-haematococcus-pluvialis
#4
Tianyou Cheng, Xiaoying Xu, Wei Zhang, Lin Chen, Tianzhong Liu
AIMS: To establish a proper protoplast-preparation route from enriched motile flagellates and non-motile resting cells of Haematococcus pluvialis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Through cultivations in two mixotrophic media, enriched Haematococcus flagellates and resting cells were respectively produced and applied in enzymatic protoplast preparations. Great differences of enzymatic sensitivity and osmotic-lability were identified between them. Flagellates showed the same osmotic-lability as protoplasts and the ECM (extracellular matrix)-removing rate was applied for an evaluation of protoplast-releasing...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152089/high-glucose-downregulates-myocardin-expression-in-rat-glomerular-mesangial-cells-via-the-erk-signaling-pathway
#5
Ming Li, Lijuan Xu, Guowei Feng, Yan Zhang, Xin Wang, Yuebing Wang
Mesangial cells (MCs), which are vascular smooth muscle-derived cells, occupy the central position in the glomerulus. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common diabetes complications and is likely attributed to the loss of MC contractility. Myocardin stimulates downstream vascular smooth muscle genes and regulates the contractility of vascular smooth muscle cells. Therefore, we hypothesized that myocardin is expressed in MCs and that high glucose is involved in the regulation of myocardin and downstream contractile genes in the context of DN...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146563/characterization-of-the-ipec-j2-mdr1-ip-gp-cell-line-as-a-tool-for-identification-of-p-gp-substrates
#6
Burak Ozgür, Lasse Saaby, Kristine Langthaler, Birger Brodin
Recently, we transfected the porcine intestinal cell line IPEC-J2, with human P-glycoprotein (P-gp, ABCB1). The resulting cell line, iP-gp, has a high expression of functional human P-gp in the apical membrane, and a low expression of nonhuman ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. The aim of the present work was to investigate the usability of iP-gp cell line for determining transepithelial transport kinetics of the prototypical P-gp substrates digoxin and rhodamine 123. The cell line generated tight monolayers after 16days of culture, reflected by high transepithelial electrical resistance values (TEER>15,000Ω·cm(2)), immunocytochemistry and low fluxes of the paracellular flux marker [(14)C]-mannitol...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142019/molecular-imaging-of-glut1-and-glut5-in-breast-cancer-a-multitracer-pet-imaging-study-in-mice
#7
Melinda Wuest, Ingrit Hamann, Vincent Bouvet, Darryl Glubrecht, Alison Marshall, Brendan Trayner, Olivier Soueidan, Daniel Krys, Michael Wagner, Chris Cheeseman, Frederick West, Frank Wuest
Use of [18F]FDG-PET in clinical breast cancer (BC) imaging is limited mainly due to insufficient expression levels of GLUT1 in up to 50% of all patients. Fructose-specific facilitative hexose transporter GLUT5 represents an alternative biomarker for PET imaging of hexose metabolism in BC. The goal of the present study was to compare uptake characteristics of selected hexose-based PET radiotracers in murine BC model EMT6. Uptake of 1-deoxy-1-[18F]fluoro-D-fructose (1-[18F]FDF), 6-deoxy-6-[18F]fluoro-D-fructose (6-[18F]FDF), 1-deoxy-1-[18F]fluoro-2,5-anhydro-mannitol (1-[18F]FDAM), 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose (2-[18F]FDG) and 6-deoxy-6-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose (6-[18F]FDG) was studied in EMT6 cells, tumors and muscle and correlated to GLUT1 and GLUT5 expression levels...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141931/norethisterone-enanthate-induced-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-cvst
#8
Mandreker Bahall, Manisha Santlal
A 23-year-old East Indian woman with no significant medical history, except a depot-norethisterone enanthate injection taken 3 weeks prior to admission, presented with a gradually worsening headache for the past 5 days. She had no fever, vomiting, neck stiffness, focal weakness or rash, and examination was unremarkable with no focal neurological deficits. Vasculitic, thrombophilia and sepsis screens were normal. A brain CT scan showed a left parietal lobe venous infarct, secondary to a venous dural sinus thrombosis, with MRI and Magnetic Resonance Venogram (MRV) confirming a signal void...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140837/disruption-of-biofilms-and-neutralization-of-bacteria-using-hypochlorous-acid-solution-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-evaluation
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Anna Day, Abdulnaser Alkhalil, Bonnie C Carney, Hilary N Hoffman, Lauren T Moffatt, Jeffrey W Shupp
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess the effectiveness of a hypochlorous acid-based wound cleanser (Vashe Wound Solution [VWS], SteadMed Medical, Fort Worth, Texas) in disrupting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms relative to other cleansers using an in vitro collagen biofilm model and to evaluate cleansers' cytotoxicity. The bioburden reduction of venous stasis wounds by VWS and another cleanser was evaluated. METHODS: Plates coated with collagen films incubated with active bacteria cultures to yield biofilm mimics were treated with VWS, 1% and 10% povidone-iodine (PI), 0...
December 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140437/metabolite-profiling-at-the-cellular-and-subcellular-level-reveals-metabolites-associated-with-salinity-tolerance-in-sugar-beet
#10
M Sazzad Hossain, Marcus Persicke, Abdelaleim Ismail ElSayed, Jörn Kalinowski, Karl-Josef Dietz
Sugar beet is among the most salt-tolerant crops. This study aimed to investigate the metabolic adaptation of sugar beet to salt stress at the cellular and subcellular levels. Seedlings were grown hydroponically and subjected to stepwise increases in salt stress up to 300 mM NaCl. Highly enriched fractions of chloroplasts were obtained by non-aqueous fractionation using organic solvents. Total leaf metabolites and metabolites in chloroplasts were profiled at 3 h and 14 d after reaching the maximum salinity stress of 300 mM NaCl...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139271/-studies-on-the-chemical-components-of-nelumbinis-plumula-and-the-inhibitory-activity-on-protein-disulfide-isomerase
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Yong Yang, Xi-Zhen Li, Qing-He Zhang, Dan Lu
Increasing evidence suggested that protein disulfide isomerase supported the survival and progression of several cancers. Nelumbinis Plumula is a Chinese traditional herb which showed antitumor activity. To find if the Nelumbinis Plumula affect protein disulfide isomerase activity, we studied its chemical constituents, and 12 monomeric compounds were isolated by means of solvent extraction, silica gel column chromatography, preparative HPLC and recrystallization. Among them, N-methylcoclaurine, kaempferol, chrysoeriol-7-O-neohesperidoside and mannitol were obtained for the first time...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139254/-clinical-analysis-of-cervus-and-cucumis-polypeptide-injection-for-lumbar-vertebrae-diseases-based-on-real-world-hospital-information-system
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Ming-Yue Gao, Yan-Ming Xie, Yuan-Yuan Li, Yin Zhang, Yan Zhuang
To analyze the clinical drug use characteristics and medication rules of cervus and cucumis polypeptide injection (CCP injection) for the patients with lumbar vertebra diseases. Based on the electronic medical data of 6 990 patients with CCP injection for lumbar vertebra diseases from 25 first-class hospitals over the whole country from 2004, statistical analysis was conducted for their general information, diagnostic information, orders information, laboratory test information and treatment results. The results showed that the age distribution was highest in patients aged 45 to 64 (3 883, 55...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134771/detection-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-by-sialic-acid-coated-bovine-serum-albumin-magnetic-nanoparticles-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Seyedmehdi Hossaini Nasr, Hovig Kouyoumdjian, Christiane Mallett, Sherif Ramadan, David C Zhu, Erik M Shapiro, Xuefei Huang
The accumulation and formation of β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques in the brain are distinctive pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Designing nanoparticle (NP) contrast agents capable of binding with Aβ highly selectively can potentially facilitate early detection of AD. However, a significant obstacle is the blood brain barrier (BBB), which can preclude the entrance of NPs into the brain for Aβ binding. In this work, bovine serum albumin (BSA) coated NPs are decorated with sialic acid (NP-BSAx -Sia) to overcome the challenges in Aβ imaging in vivo...
November 14, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134509/selection-of-an-effective-indicator-for-rapid-detection-of-microorganisms-producing-%C3%AE-polyglutamic-acid-and-its-biosynthesis-under-submerged-fermentation-conditions-using-bacillus-methylotrophicus
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Poonam Mishra Chatterjee, Silpi Datta, Deepika Pandey Tiwari, Ritu Raval, Ashok Kumar Dubey
γ-Polyglutamic acid (γ-PGA) is a biosynthetic outcome of glutamic acid polymerization by microbes. In the current study, we have isolated Bacillus methylotrophicus on solid differential media containing methylene blue. This is the first report mentioning the use of methylene blue to distinguish the monomeric and polymeric form of glutamic acid in the liquid medium using UV-Vis spectrophotometer. Our method can simplify the analytical process of γ-PGA confirmation using the aforementioned studies. This screening protocol is sensitive to the detection of γ-PGA quantities as low as 3 μg/mL; thus, the potent producers can be effectively screened...
November 13, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133233/freeze-drying-from-organic-co-solvent-systems-part-1-thermal-analysis-of-co-solvent-based-placebo-formulations-in-the-frozen-state
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Claudia Kunz, Sonja Schuldt-Lieb, Henning Gieseler
The use of co-solvent systems has been demonstrated to shorten lengthy freeze drying processes and improve the solubility and stability of certain active pharmaceutical ingredients. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the suitability of two thermal characterization techniques, differential scanning calorimetry and freeze dry microscopy, to identify an optimal co-solvent system. Binary mixtures of a co-solvent (tert-butanol, dimethyl sulfoxide, 1,4-dioxane, acetone or ethanol) and water were investigated...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132732/the-role-of-artificial-and-natural-sweeteners-in-reducing-the-consumption-of-table-sugar-a-narrative-review
#16
REVIEW
Arshag D Mooradian, Meridith Smith, Masaaki Tokuda
The rapid increase in the prevalence of obesity worldwide has been partially attributed to the overconsumption of added sugars. Recent guidelines call for limiting the consumption of simple sugars to less than 10% of daily caloric consumption. High intensity sweeteners are regulated as food additives and include aspartame, acesulfame-k, neotame, saccharin, sucralose, cyclamate and alitame. Steviol glycosides and Luo Han Guo fruit extracts are high intensity sweeteners that are designated as generally recognized as safe (GRAS)...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126906/development-and-characterization-of-an-organic-solvent-free-proliposomal-formulation-of-busulfan-using-quality-by-design-approach
#17
Dhawal Chobisa, Ketan Patel, Jasmin Monpara, Mayank Patel, Pradeep Vavia
Parenteral administration of Busulfan (BU) conquers the bioavailability and biovariability related issues of oral BU by maintaining the plasma drug concentration in therapeutic range with minimal fluctuations thereby significantly reducing the side effects. Busulfex(®) is the only commercially available parenteral formulation of BU composed of organic solvents N, N-dimethylacetamide and polyethylene glycol 400. Since, BU is highly susceptible to hydrolytic degradation; Busulfex(®) has poor physical and chemical stability in IV fluids...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126786/development-of-an-efficient-conjugal-dna-transfer-system-between-escherichia-coli-and-a-non-sporulating-streptomyces-strain
#18
Diana Rocha, Beatriz Ruiz-Villafán, Monserrat Manzo, Romina Rodríguez-Sanoja, Sergio Sánchez
Bacterial conjugation is a powerful tool used for DNA transfer from Escherichia coli into various bacteria including streptomycetes. In this methodology, spores are usually employed as recipient cells of the genetic information. However, some industrially important Streptomyces do not produce spores making difficult their genetic manipulation. In these strains, the use of mechanically fragmented mycelia allows DNA transfer with low efficiency. Streptomyces peucetius var. caesius is a non-sporulating bacteria which produces the antitumor compound doxorubicin...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125673/overexpression-of-sdh-confers-tolerance-to-salt-and-osmotic-stress-but-decreases-aba-sensitivity-in-arabidopsis
#19
Xiao-Pu Shi, Jing-Jing Ren, Qin Yu, Shu-Mei Zhou, Qiu-Ping Ren, Lan-Jing Kong, Xiu-Ling Wang
Sorbitol dehydrogenase (SDH) catalyzes the reversible oxidation of sorbitol, xylitol and ribitol to their corresponding ketoses. In this study, we investigated the expression and role of Arabidopsis SDH in salt and osmotic stress tolerance, and abscisic acid (ABA) response. The expression patterns of SDH were investigated using transgenic Arabidopsis plants expressing beta-glucuronidase (GUS) under the control of promoter with the first intron of SDH. qRT-PCR and histochemical assay of GUS activity were used to study SDH expression regulation by ABA, salt and osmotic stress...
November 10, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125415/letter-to-the-editor-intraoperative-brain-relaxation-using-mannitol
#20
Kanwaljeet Garg, Ankita Aggarwal, Manmohan Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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