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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351513/neuroimmune-interactions-from-the-brain-to-the-immune-system-and-vice-versa
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Robert Dantzer
Because of the compartmentalization of disciplines that shaped the academic landscape of biology and biomedical sciences in the past, physiological systems have long been studied in isolation from each other. This has particularly been the case for the immune system. As a consequence of its ties with pathology and microbiology, immunology as a discipline has largely grown independently of physiology. Accordingly, it has taken a long time for immunologists to accept the concept that the immune system is not self-regulated but functions in close association with the nervous system...
January 1, 2018: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351284/magnetic-resonance-angiography-with-compressed-sensing-an-evaluation-of-moyamoya-disease
#2
Takayuki Yamamoto, Tomohisa Okada, Yasutaka Fushimi, Akira Yamamoto, Koji Fujimoto, Sachi Okuchi, Hikaru Fukutomi, Jun C Takahashi, Takeshi Funaki, Susumu Miyamoto, Aurélien F Stalder, Yutaka Natsuaki, Peter Speier, Kaori Togashi
Compressed sensing (CS) reconstructions of under-sampled measurements generate missing data based on assumptions of image sparsity. Non-contrast time-of-flight MR angiography (TOF-MRA) is a good candidate for CS based acceleration, as MRA images feature bright trees of sparse vessels over a well-suppressed anatomical background signal. A short scan time derived from CS is beneficial for patients of moyamoya disease (MMD) because of the frequency of MR scans. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of TOF-MRA with CS in the evaluation of MMD...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350615/chimeras-could-help-in-the-fight-against-leptospirosis
#3
Jademilson C Santos, Ana Lucia To Nascimento
Understanding the structure of an antigen can guide the design of improved antigen-based vaccines.
January 19, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350533/development-of-pickering-emulsions-stabilized-by-gliadin-proanthocyanidins-hybrid-particles-gphps-and-the-fate-of-lipid-oxidation-and-digestion
#4
Fu-Zhen Zhou, Li Yan, Shou-Wei Yin, Chuan-He Tang, Xiao-Quan Yang
This work attempted to engineer emulsions' interface using special affinity between proline-rich gliadin and proanthocyanidins (PA), to develop surfactant-free antioxidant Pickering emulsions with digestive-resistant properties. This binding interaction between gliadin and PA benefited the interfacial adsorption of the particles to corn oil droplets. Pickering droplets as building units assembled into interconnected three-dimensional network structure, giving the emulsions viscoelasticity and ultra-stability...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350472/the-chemistry-and-pharmacology-of-synthetic-cannabinoid-sdb-006-and-its-regioisomeric-fluorinated-and-methoxylated-analogues
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Samuel D Banister, Alexander Olson, Matthew Winchester, Jordyn Stuart, Amelia R Edington, Richard C Kevin, Mitchell Longworth, Marco Herrera, Mark Connor, Iain S McGregor, Roy R Gerona, Michael Kassiou
Synthetic cannabinoids are the largest and most structurally diverse class of new psychoactive substances, with manufacturers often using isomerism to evade detection and circumvent legal restriction. The regioisomeric methoxy- and fluorine-substituted analogues of SDB-006 (N-benzyl-1-pentyl-1H-indole-3-carboxamide) were synthesized and could not be differentiated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), but were distinguishable by liquid chromatography-quadrupole time-of-flight-MS (LC-QTOF-MS). In a fluorescence-based plate reader membrane potential assay, SDB-006 acted as a potent agonist at human cannabinoid receptors (CB1 EC50 = 19 nM)...
January 19, 2018: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350207/association-between-cyp2c19-and-abcb1-polymorphisms-and-clopidogrel-resistance-in-clopidogrel-treated-chinese-patients
#6
Zhong Ling Zhuo, Hai Peng Xian, Yan Long, Chang Liu, Yuan Yuan Sun, Yin Ting Ma, Hua Gao, Jing Zhong Zhao, Xiao Tao Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between CYP2C19 and ABCB1 polymorphisms and clopidogrel resistance (CR) in patients with cardiovascular disease in Beijing district. METHODS: In total, 325 patients were enrolled in the study, including 101 experimental group patients and 224 control group patients. The experimental group was divided into CR group (n=30) and non-CR group (n=71) according to the adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-induced platelet inhibition rate in thromboelastography (TEG) (ADP-induced platelet inhibition rate of <30% was defined as CR and rate of 30%-100% was defined as non-CR)...
January 19, 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350038/efficient-mass-spectral-analysis-of-active-transporters-overexpressed-in-escherichia-coli
#7
Mamiyo Kawakami, Narinobu Juge, Yuri Kato, Hiroshi Omote, Yoshinori Moriyama, Takaaki Miyaji
Structural analysis of purified active membrane proteins can be performed by mass spectrometry (MS). However, no large-scale expression systems for active eukaryotic membrane proteins are available. Moreover, because membrane proteins cannot easily be digested by trypsin and ionized, they are difficult to analyze by MS. Here, we developed a method for mass spectral analysis of eukaryotic membrane proteins combined to an overexpression system in Escherichia coli. Vesicular glutamate transporter 2 (VGLUT2/SLC17A6) with a soluble α-helical protein and histidine tag on the N- and C-terminus, respectively, was overexpressed in E...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349874/assessment-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-of-the-effects-of-preanalytical-variables-on-serum-peptidome-profiles-following-long-term-sample-storage
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Sachio Tsuchida, Mamoru Satoh, Hiroshi Umemura, Kazuyuki Sogawa, Masaki Takiwaki, Takayuki Ishige, Yui Miyabayashi, Yuuya Iwasawa, Sohei Kobayashi, Minako Beppu, Motoi Nishimura, Yoshio Kodera, Kazuyuki Matsushita, Fumio Nomura
PURPOSE: Human serum and plasma are often used as clinical specimens in proteomics analyses, and peptidome profiling of human serum is a promising tool for identifying novel disease-associated biomarkers. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is widely used for peptidomic biomarker discovery. Careful sample collection and handling are required as either can have a profound impact on serum peptidome patterns, yet the effects of preanalytical variables on serum peptidome profiles have not been completely elucidated...
January 19, 2018: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349790/identification-of-the-absorbed-components-and-metabolites-of-modified-huo-luo-xiao-ling-dan-in-rat-plasma-by-uhplc-q-tof-ms-ms
#9
Nannan Wang, Xiaoning Zhao, Yiran Li, Congcong Cheng, Jiaxin Huai, Kaishun Bi, Ronghua Dai
To reveal the material basis of Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan, a sensitive and selective ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-TOF/MS) method was developed to identify the absorbed components and metabolites in rat plasma after oral administration of HLXLD. The plasma samples were pretreated by liquid-liquid extraction and separated on a Shim-pack XR-ODS C18 column (75 mm × 3.0 mm, 2.2 μm) using a gradient elution program. With the optimized conditions and single sample injection of each positive or negative ion mode, a total of 109 compounds, including 78 prototype compounds and 31 metabolites were identified or tentatively characterized...
January 19, 2018: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349714/dbda-as-a-novel-matrix-for-the-analyses-of-small-molecules-and-quantification-of-fatty-acids-by-negative-ion-maldi-tof-ms
#10
Ling Ling, Ying Li, Sheng Wang, Liming Guo, Chunsheng Xiao, Xuesi Chen, Xinhua Guo
Matrix interference ions in low mass range has always been a concern when using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) to analyze small molecules (<500 Da). In this work, a novel matrix, N1,N4-dibenzylidenebenzene-1,4-diamine (DBDA) was synthesized for the analyses of small molecules by negative ion MALDI-TOF MS. Notably, only neat ions ([M-H]-) of fatty acids without matrix interference appeared in the mass spectra and the limit of detection (LOD) reached 0...
January 18, 2018: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349620/fatal-talaromyces-marneffei-infection-in-a-patient-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Sally C Y Wong, Siddharth Sridhar, Antonio H Y Ngan, Jonathan H K Chen, Rosana W S Poon, Susanna K P Lau, Patrick C Y Woo
Talaromyces marneffei, previously known as Penicillium marneffei, is the most important pathogenic thermally dimorphic fungus causing systemic mycosis in Southeast Asia. Traditionally, T. marneffei infection in human was mainly associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome caused by HIV infection. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of T. marneffei infections reported in non-HIV-infected patients with other immunocompromised conditions, including autoantibodies against interferon-gamma, systemic lupus erythematosis, solid organ transplantation, Job's syndrome, hematological malignancies, and use of novel targeted therapies...
January 18, 2018: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349236/the-prevalence-and-correlates-of-suicidal-behaviours-ideation-plan-and-attempt-among-adolescents-in-senior-high-schools-in-ghana
#12
Kwaku Oppong Asante, Nuworza Kugbey, Joseph Osafo, Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quarshie, Jacob Owusu Sarfo
Suicide is recognised as the third leading cause of death among adolescents globally. There is however limited data on the prevalence and factors associated with suicide particularly in Ghana. To explore the prevalence and risk and protective factors associated with suicide in Ghana, a nationwide Global School-based Student Health Survey data collected among senior high school adolescents in Ghana was used. The prevalence of suicidal behaviours was 18.2%, 22.5% and 22.2% for suicidal ideation, suicidal plan and suicidal attempt respectively...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348922/taxonogenomic-description-of-four-new-clostridium-species-isolated-from-human-gut-clostridium-amazonitimonense-clostridium-merdae-clostridium-massilidielmoense-and-clostridium-nigeriense
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M T Alou, S Ndongo, L Frégère, N Labas, C Andrieu, M Richez, C Couderc, J-P Baudoin, J Abrahão, S Brah, A Diallo, C Sokhna, N Cassir, B La Scola, F Cadoret, D Raoult
Culturomics investigates microbial diversity of the human microbiome by combining diversified culture conditions, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry and 16S rRNA gene identification. The present study allowed identification of four putative new Clostridium sensu stricto species: 'Clostridium amazonitimonense' strain LF2T, 'Clostridium massilidielmoense' strain MT26T, 'Clostridium nigeriense' strain Marseille-P2414T and 'Clostridium merdae' strain Marseille-P2953T, which we describe using the concept of taxonogenomics...
January 2018: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348616/fast-and-effective-mitochondrial-delivery-of-%C3%AF-rhodamine-b-polysulfobetaine-peg-copolymers
#14
Nobuyuki Morimoto, Riho Takei, Masaru Wakamura, Yoshifumi Oishi, Masafumi Nakayama, Makoto Suzuki, Masaya Yamamoto, Françoise M Winnik
Mitochondrial targeting and entry, two crucial steps in fighting severe diseases resulting from mitochondria dysfunction, pose important challenges in current nanomedicine. Cell-penetrating peptides or targeting groups, such as Rhodamine-B (Rho), are known to localize in mitochondria, but little is known on how to enhance their effectiveness through structural properties of polymeric carriers. To address this issue, we prepared 8 copolymers of 3-dimethyl(methacryloyloxyethyl)ammonium propane sulfonate and poly(ethyleneglycol) methacrylate, p(DMAPS-ran-PEGMA) (molecular weight, 18...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348449/toxicdocs-and-the-fight-against-biased-public-health-science-worldwide
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EDITORIAL
Christer Hogstedt, David H Wegman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348048/identification-of-number-and-type-of-cations-in-water-soluble-cs-and-na-calix-4-arene-bis-crown-6-complexes-by-using-esi-tof-ms
#16
Shogo Kumagai, Kotaro Hayashi, Tomohito Kameda, Naoya Morohashi, Tetsutaro Hattori, Toshiaki Yoshioka
The treatment of cesium-contaminated wastewater has become one of the biggest issues. The selective Cs+ removal from wastewater containing competitive alkali metal ions such as Na+ is desired to reduce the volume of sludge. Therefore, the present work focused on water-soluble calix[4]arene-bis-crown-6 (W-BisC6) to selectively capture Cs+. For characterization of the complex, UV-vis spectroscopy is commonly used, however, due to the limited availability of information it can be hard to quickly identify the specific structures of some complexes...
January 11, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347858/where-are-we-with-injectables-against-hiv-infection-and-what-are-the-remaining-challenges
#17
Said A Hassounah, Thibault Mesplède
Drug adherence has been a recurring issue in the field of HIV treatment, and low treatment adherence is typically associated with emergence of drug resistance, treatment failure and increased risks of transmission. Injectable antiretroviral drugs offer a unique opportunity to counter this issue for the treatment of HIV-positive individuals. In addition, injectables offer a remarkable opportunity to reduce new HIV infections, if applied in the context of both treatment-as-prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis...
January 19, 2018: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347856/systematic-review-of-injuries-in-mixed-martial-arts
#18
Roger E Thomas, Bennett C Thomas
OBJECTIVES: To assess injury rates in all mixed martial arts (MMA) studies. METHODS: Six online databases were searched until November 2017 including MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science, PubMed, Google/Google Scholar and conference proceedings. All included studies were entered in Pub Med Single Citation Matcher and all citation chains followed. Abstracts and titles were assessed for relevance, data independently abstracted and risk of bias for all competition studies evaluated independently by two reviewers...
January 19, 2018: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347394/linking-biological-and-physical-aging-dynamical-scaling-of-multicellular-regeneration
#19
Yuting Lou, Jufeng Xia, Wei Tang, Yu Chen
The fight against biological aging (bio-aging) is long-standing, with the focus of intense research aimed at maintaining high rates of tissue regeneration to promote health and longevity. Nevertheless, there are overwhelming complexities associated with the quantitative analysis of aging. In this study, we sought to quantify bio-aging based on physical aging, by mapping instances of multicellular regeneration to the relaxation of physical systems. An experiment of delayed wound healing assays was devised to obtain delay-dependent healing data...
December 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347360/incorporation-of-velocity-dependent-restitution-coefficient-and-particle-surface-friction-into-kinetic-theory-for-modeling-granular-flow-cooling
#20
Yifei Duan, Zhi-Gang Feng
Kinetic theory (KT) has been successfully used to model rapid granular flows in which particle interactions are frictionless and near elastic. However, it fails when particle interactions become frictional and inelastic. For example, the KT is not able to accurately predict the free cooling process of a vibrated granular medium that consists of inelastic frictional particles under microgravity. The main reason that the classical KT fails to model these flows is due to its inability to account for the particle surface friction and its inelastic behavior, which are the two most important factors that need be considered in modeling collisional granular flows...
December 2017: Physical Review. E
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