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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239886/fibrocartilaginous-mesenchymoma-of-bone-a-single-institution-experience-with-molecular-investigations-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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M Gambarotti, A Righi, D Vanel, S Cocchi, S Benini, F M Elli, G Mantovani, P Ruggieri, S Boriani, D Donati, M Sbaraglia, A P Dei Tos, P Picci
AIMS: Fibrocartilaginous mesenchymoma is a rare intraosseous lesion with a total of 25 cases described in the literature. This study describes the clinical, radiological, and histological features of eight new cases of fibrocartilaginous mesenchymoma collected at a single institution between 1982 and 2016. The presence of GNAS and IDH1/2 mutations and MDM2 amplification was explored to evaluate possible links between fibrocartilaginous mesenchymoma, fibrous dysplasia, dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma, and low-grade osteosarcoma...
February 26, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239729/a-pure-dna-hydrogel-with-stable-catalytic-ability-produced-by-one-step-rolling-circle-amplification
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Yishun Huang, Wanlin Xu, Guoyuan Liu, Leilei Tian
A rolling-circle-amplification method was developed to produce DNA hydrogels with horseradish-peroxidase-like catalytic capability. The catalytic hydrogel exhibits highly improved stability at elevated temperatures or during a long-term storage. Integrated with glucose oxidase, the complex hydrogel can be applied to the sensitive and reliable detection of glucose.
February 27, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239650/mitophagy-and-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-atrial-tissue-of-patients-undergoing-heart-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Allen M Andres, Kyle C Tucker, Amandine Thomas, David J R Taylor, David Sengstock, Salik M Jahania, Reza Dabir, Somayeh Pourpirali, Jamelle A Brown, David G Westbrook, Scott W Ballinger, Robert M Mentzer, Roberta A Gottlieb
Mitophagy occurs during ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) and limits oxidative stress and injury. Mitochondrial turnover was assessed in patients undergoing cardiac surgery involving cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Paired biopsies of right atrial appendage before initiation and after weaning from CPB were processed for protein analysis, mitochondrial DNA/nuclear DNA ratio (mtDNA:nucDNA ratio), mtDNA damage, mRNA, and polysome profiling. Mitophagy in the post-CPB samples was evidenced by decreased levels of mitophagy adapters NDP52 and optineurin in whole tissue lysate, decreased Opa1 long form, and translocation of Parkin to the mitochondrial fraction...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239616/optimization-of-nanoparticle-based-sers-substrates-through-large-scale-realistic-simulations
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Diego M Solís, José M Taboada, Fernando Obelleiro, Luis M Liz-Marzán, F Javier García de Abajo
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has become a widely used spectroscopic technique for chemical identification, providing unbeaten sensitivity down to the single-molecule level. The amplification of the optical near field produced by collective electron excitations -plasmons- in nanostructured metal surfaces gives rise to a dramatic increase by many orders of magnitude in the Raman scattering intensities from neighboring molecules. This effect strongly depends on the detailed geometry and composition of the plasmon-supporting metallic structures...
February 15, 2017: ACS Photonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239575/observations-on-tympanic-membrane-perforations-safe-type-and-hearing-loss
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Sushil Gaur, O N Sinha, Ashesh Bhushan, Gaurav Batni
The most commonly observed clinical findings in otological practice is discharging ear in which perforation of the tympanic membrane is the commonest, yet the patients hardly ever seek advice for deafness as the presenting symptom. In patients with the symptoms of ear ache or ear discharge when relieved seldom present for follow up and are not very much concerned about the hearing loss present there. There is a different correlation between surface area of tympanic membrane and amplification of sound. Conductive hearing loss is seen in lower tones than higher tones...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239564/cancer-stem-cells-and-early-stage-basal-like-breast-cancer
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Pang-Kuo Lo, Benjamin Wolfson, Qun Zhou
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a category of early stage, non-invasive breast tumor defined by the intraductal proliferation of malignant breast epithelial cells. DCIS is a heterogeneous disease composed of multiple molecular subtypes including luminal, HER2 and basal-like types, which are characterized by immunohistochemical analyses and gene expression profiling. Following surgical and radiation therapies, patients with luminal-type, estrogen receptor-positive DCIS breast tumors can benefit from adjuvant endocrine-based treatment...
May 10, 2016: World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239513/rapid-molecular-detection-of-zika-virus-in-acute-phase-urine-samples-using-the-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-assay
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Ahmed Abd El Wahed, Sabri Saeed Sanabani, Oumar Faye, Rodrigo Pessôa, João Veras Patriota, Ricardo Rodrigues Giorgi, Pranav Patel, Susanne Böhlken-Fascher, Olfert Landt, Matthias Niedrig, Paolo Marinho de Andrade Zanotto, Claus Peter Czerny, Amadou A Sall, Manfred Weidmann
BACKGROUND: Currently the detection of Zika virus (ZIKV) in patient samples is done by real-time RT-PCR. Samples collected from rural area are sent to highly equipped laboratories for screening. A rapid point-of-care test is needed to detect the virus, especially at low resource settings. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this report, we describe the development of a reverse transcription isothermal recombinase polymerase amplification (RT-RPA) assay for the identification of ZIKV...
January 25, 2017: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239371/loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-label-based-gold-nanoparticles-lateral-flow-biosensor-for-detection-of-enterococcus-faecalis-and-staphylococcus-aureus
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Yi Wang, Hui Li, Yan Wang, Lu Zhang, Jianguo Xu, Changyun Ye
The report describes a simple, rapid and sensitive assay for visual and multiplex detection of Enterococcus faecalis and Staphylococcus aureus based on multiple loop-mediated isothermal amplification (mLAMP) and lateral flow biosensor (LFB). Detection and differentiation of the Ef0027 gene (E. faecalis-specific gene) and nuc gene (S. aureus-specific gene) were determined using fluorescein (FITC)-and digoxin-modified primers in the mLAMP process. In the presence of biotin- and FITC-/digoxin-modified primers, the mLAMP yielded numerous biotin- and FITC-/digoxin-attached duplex products, which were detected by LFB through biotin/streptavidin interaction (biotin on the duplex and streptavidin on the gold nanoparticle) and immunoreactions (FITC/digoxin on the duplex and anti-FITC/digoxin on the LFB test line)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238798/unambiguous-high-resolution-genotyping-of-human-leukocyte-antigens
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Robert A Bradshaw, Paul P J Dunn
We have developed a high resolution sequencing based typing method for genotyping Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) over a period of twenty years. The methods are based upon the separation of HLA alleles per locus at the initial amplification to simplify the analysis post-sequencing. The increasing discovery of polymorphism in HLA, manifested in new alleles, has necessitated the continuing development of this method. Here we present methods for the high resolution Sequence Based Typing of HLA-A, B, C (class I) and HLA-DQB1 and DRB1 (class II)...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238629/apolipoprotein-a1-rs5070-a-g-polymorphism-with-stroke-subtypes-in-taiwan
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Li-Chi Hsu, Tsong-Hai Lee
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) is a structural protein of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; ApoA1 is involved in lipid and cholesterol metabolism. This study evaluated the association of ApoA1 polymorphism (rs5070) with different stroke subtypes in Taiwanese individuals. METHODS: A total of 2139 cases, including 614 controls and 708 large artery atherosclerosis (LAA), 377 small-vessel occlusion, and 440 hypertensive intracranial hemorrhage cases, were enrolled in this study...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238504/evaluation-of-sera-with-a-low-signal-to-cut-off-ratio-using-two-chemiluminescent-assays-for-detecting-hepatitis-c-virus-and-their-correlation-with-the-detection-of-viral-rna
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M ª Fátima López-Fabal, Alfredo Pérez-Rivilla, José Luis Gómez-Garcés
OBJECTIVE: All commercial assays used to measure the presence of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies set cut-off points to categorise the results, but the problem of false positive results in screening hepatitis C sera is well known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results obtained by two chemiluminescent assays in selected sera, and compare these results with the detection of viral RNA in the specimens studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred reactive sera (positive) were selected, although with a low signal to cut-off ratio (S/CO), were selected, using two chemiluminescent assays and were then subjected to genome amplification...
February 23, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238446/ctns-molecular-genetics-profile-in-a-persian-nephropathic-cystinosis-population
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Farideh Ghazi, Rozita Hosseini, Mansoureh Akouchekian, Shahram Teimourian, Zohreh Ataei Kachoei, Hassan Otukesh, William A Gahl, Babak Behnam
PURPOSE: In this report, we document the CTNS gene mutations of 28 Iranian patients with nephropathic cystinosis age 1-17 years. All presented initially with severe failure to thrive, polyuria, and polydipsia. METHODS: Cystinosis was primarily diagnosed by a pediatric nephrologist and then referred to the Iran University of Medical Sciences genetics clinic for consultation and molecular analysis, which involved polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification to determine the presence or absence of the 57-kb founder deletion in CTNS, followed by direct sequencing of the coding exons of CTNS...
February 23, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238079/development-and-application-of-a-rapid-user-friendly-and-inexpensive-method-to-detect-dehalococcoides-sp-reductive-dehalogenase-genes-from-groundwater
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Yogendra H Kanitkar, Robert D Stedtfeld, Paul B Hatzinger, Syed A Hashsham, Alison M Cupples
TaqMan probe-based quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) specific to the biomarker reductive dehalogenase (RDase) genes is a widely accepted molecular biological tool (MBT) for determining the abundance of Dehalococcoides sp. in groundwater samples from chlorinated solvent-contaminated sites. However, there are significant costs associated with this MBT. In this study, we describe an approach that requires only low-cost laboratory equipment (a bench top centrifuge and a water bath) and requires less time and resources compared to qPCR...
February 25, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237902/ultrasensitive-and-selective-electrochemical-biosensor-for-detection-of-mercury-ii-ions-by-nicking-endonuclease-assisted-target-recycling-and-hybridization-chain-reaction-signal-amplification
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Minqiang Hong, Mengyan Wang, Jing Wang, Xueqin Xu, Zhenyu Lin
In this paper, a novel and signal-on electrochemical biosensor based on Hg(2+)- triggered nicking endonuclease-assisted target recycling and hybridization chain reaction (HCR) amplification tactics was developed for sensitive and selective detection of Hg(2+). The hairpin-shaped capture probe A (PA) contained a specific sequence which was recognized by nicking endonuclease (NEase). In the presence of Hg(2+), probe B (PB) hybridized with PA to form stand-up duplex DNA strands via the Hg(2+) mediated thymine-Hg(2+)-thymine (T-Hg(2+)-T) structure, which automatically triggered NEase to selectively digest duplex region from the recognition sites, spontaneously dissociating PB and Hg(2+) and leaving the remnant initiators...
February 22, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236730/development-of-a-highly-sensitive-radon-222-amplifier-hisra-for-low-level-atmospheric-measurements
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Sylvain Topin, Patrick Richon, Vincent Thomas, Claire Gréau, Julie Pujos, Julien Moulin, Alexandre Hovesepian, Ludovic Deliere
Radon ((222)Rn), a radioactive gas with a half-life of 3.82 days, is continuously emanated from soil, rocks, and water by the radioactive decay of (226)Ra. Radon-222 is released from the ground into the atmosphere, where it is transported mainly by turbulent diffusion or convection. For precise measurement of radon-222 atoms in the atmosphere, the detectors typically used present a small volume or surface area and are therefore not very sensitive, especially for online measurements and short sample intervals (<1 h)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236193/optimization-of-cellulase-production-by-halobacillus-sp-qls-31-isolated-from-lake-qarun-egypt
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Ahmed H Korany, Amal E Ali, Tamer M Essam, Salwa A Megahed
A halophilic cellulase-producing bacterium was isolated from a sediment sample collected from Lake Qarun (Fayoum Province, Egypt). Molecular identification based on 16S rDNA amplification and sequencing revealed 99% homology with Halobacillus sp. and hence was designated as Halobacillus sp. QLS 31. Medium composition and culture conditions were optimized for enhancing the production of cellulase enzyme using the Plackett-Burman statistical design. Ten variables were evaluated for their influence on cellulase production...
February 24, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236065/glioblastoma-spheroids-produce-infiltrative-gliomas-in-the-rat-brainstem
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Zhiping Zhou, Neal Luther, Ranjodh Singh, John A Boockvar, Mark M Souweidane, Jeffrey P Greenfield
PURPOSE: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is universally fatal without proven therapy other than radiation therapy for palliation. Representative animal models will play an essential role in the preclinical stage of future therapy development. To address the shortage of representative models, we created a novel infiltrative brainstem glioma model in rats based on glioblastoma spheroids. METHODS: Cells dissociated from glioblastoma spheroids grown from surgical specimens were implanted into the brainstem of NIH nude rats...
February 24, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235832/one-thousand-somatic-snvs-per-skin-fibroblast-cell-set-baseline-of-mosaic-mutational-load-with-patterns-that-suggest-proliferative-origin
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Alexej Abyzov, Livia Tomasini, Bo Zhou, Nikolaos Vasmatzis, Gianfilippo Coppola, Mariangela Amenduni, Reenal Pattni, Michael Wilson, Mark Gerstein, Sherman Weissman, Alexander E Urban, Flora M Vaccarino
Few studies have been conducted to understand post-zygotic accumulation of mutations in cells of the healthy human body. We reprogrammed 32 skin fibroblast cells from families of donors into human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines. The clonal nature of hiPSC lines allows a high-resolution analysis of the genomes of the founder fibroblast cells without being confounded by the artifacts of single cell whole genome amplification. We estimate that on average a fibroblast cell in children has 1,035 mostly benign mosaic SNVs...
February 24, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235734/a-novel-electrochemiluminescence-biosensor-for-the-detection-of-micrornas-based-on-a-dna-functionalized-nitrogen-doped-carbon-quantum-dots-as-signal-enhancers
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Qiao Liu, Cheng Ma, Xing-Pei Liu, Yu-Pin Wei, Chang-Jie Mao, Jun-Jie Zhu
An ultrasensitive electrochemiluminescence (ECL) biosensor for the detection of microRNA was developed based on nicking enzymes Nb.BbvCI mediated signal amplification (NESA). First, the hairpin probe1-N-CQDs with assistant probe and microRNA (miRNA) formed Y junction structure which was cleaved with the addition of nicking enzymes Nb.BbvCI to release miRNA and assistant probe. Subsequently, the released miRNA and assistant probe can initiate the next recycling process. The generation of numerous intermediate sequences nitrogen doped carbon quantum dots-DNA (N-CQDs-DNA) can further hybridize with hairpin probe2 immobilized on GO/Au composite modified electrode surface, the initial ECL intensity was enhanced...
February 17, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235677/optimizing-direct-amplification-of-forensic-commercial-kits-for-str-determination
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M Caputo, M C Bobillo, A Sala, D Corach
Direct DNA amplification in forensic genotyping reduces analytical time when large sample sets are being analyzed. The amplification success depends mainly upon two factors: on one hand, the PCR chemistry and, on the other, the type of solid substrate where the samples are deposited. We developed a workflow strategy aiming to optimize times and cost when starting from blood samples spotted onto diverse absorbent substrates. A set of 770 blood samples spotted onto Blood cards, Whatman(®) 3 MM paper, FTA™ Classic cards, and Whatman(®) Grade 1 was analyzed by a unified working strategy including a low-cost pre-treatment, a PCR amplification volume scale-down, and the use of the 3500 Genetic Analyzer as the analytical platform...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
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