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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923143/monolayers-of-immunoglobulin-g-on-polystyrene-microparticles-and-their-interactions-with-human-serum-albumin
#1
Paulina Żeliszewska, Monika Wasilewska, Zbigniew Adamczyk
The adsorption of mouse monoclonal immunoglobulin G (IgG) on negatively charged polystyrene microparticles was studied by the laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV) electrophoretic mobility measurements. The dependence of the electrophoretic mobility of microparticles on the IgG concentration in the suspension was determined for different ionic strengths and pHs (3.5, 7.4). The increase in the electrophoretic mobility was quantitatively interpreted in terms of the 3D electrokinetic model. The maximum coverage of IgG on latex was determined by the depletion method aided by AFM imaging...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922333/environmentally-relevant-chronic-low-dose-tritium-and-gamma-exposures-do-not-increase-somatic-intrachromosomal-recombination-in-pkz1-mouse-spleen
#2
Laura Bannister, Mandy Serran, Lindsey Bertrand, Dmitry Klokov, Heather Wyatt, Melinda Blimkie, Yann Gueguen, Nicholas Priest, Jean-René Jourdain, Pamela Sykes
The toxicity of tritium is a public health concern given its presence and mobility in the environment. For risk predictions using radiological protection models, it is essential to allocate an appropriate radiation weighting factor (WR). This in turn should be consistent with the observed relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of tritium beta radiation. Although the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) currently recommends a WR of 1 for the calculation of committed effective dose for X rays, gamma rays and electrons of all energies, including tritium energies, there are concerns that tritium health risks are underestimated and that current regulatory tritium drinking water standards need revision...
December 6, 2016: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920015/mobile-applications-for-postoperative-monitoring-after-discharge
#3
John L Semple, Kathleen A Armstrong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918611/moisture-absorption-and-water-dynamics-in-the-powder-of-egg-albumen-peptide-met-pro-asp-ala-his-leu
#4
Shuailing Yang, Xuye Liu, Mingdi Zhang, Songyi Lin, Feng Chen
Moisture absorbed into the powder of Met-Pro-Asp-Ala-His-Leu (MPDAHL)-a novel egg albumen antioxidant peptide-profoundly affects its properties. In this study, we elucidated water dynamics in MPDAHL using DVS, DSC, and low-field (1) H NMR. Based on the DVS data, we found that MPDAHL sorption kinetics obey a parallel exponential model. DSC results indicated that both water and heating could change the microstructure of MPDAHL. The T2 parameters of NMR reflected the different phases of moisture absorption revealed that there were 4 categories of water with different states or mobility in the MPDAHL during the moisture absorption process...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916403/stability-of-synthetic-cathinones-in-oral-fluid-samples
#5
Briana Miller, Jiyoung Kim, Marta Concheiro
Synthetic cathinones are new stimulant drugs derived from cathinone that have been sold as "legal highs" worldwide. These compounds can elicit powerful effects such as delusions, hallucinations as well as other potentially dangerous behavior. New analogs with varying effects and potencies are constantly introduced in the market to evade legislation, and they are not detected by routine screening and confirmation methods. Oral fluid is an alternative matrix of increasing interest in forensic toxicology. Its collection is non-invasive and easily supervised, and positive drug findings typically reflect recent drug exposure...
December 1, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913983/mobile-health-technology-can-objectively-capture-physical-activity-pa-targets-among-african-american-women-within-resource-limited-communities-the-washington-d-c-cardiovascular-health-and-needs-assessment
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S Thomas, L Yingling, J Adu-Brimpong, V Mitchell, C R Ayers, G R Wallen, M Peters-Lawrence, A T Brooks, D M Sampson, K L Wiley, J Saygbe, J Henry, A Johnson, A Graham, L Graham, T M Powell-Wiley
BACKGROUND: Little is understood about using mobile health (mHealth) technology to improve cardiovascular (CV) health among African-American women in resource-limited communities. METHODS: We conducted the Washington, D.C. CV Health and Needs Assessment in predominantly African-American churches in city wards 5, 7, and 8 with the lowest socioeconomic status based on community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles. The assessment measured CV health factors: body mass index (BMI), fasting blood glucose and cholesterol, blood pressure, fruit/vegetable (F/V) intake, physical activity (PA), and smoking...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913363/detecting-breathing-and-snoring-episodes-using-a-wireless-tracheal-sensor-a-feasibility-study
#7
Marcel Mlynczak, Ewa Migacz, Maciej Migacz, Wojciech Kukwa
OBJECTIVE: Sleep-disordered breathing is both a clinical and a social problem. This implies the need for convenient solutions to simplify screening and diagnosis. The aim of the study was to investigate the sensitivity and specificity of a novel wireless system in detecting breathing and snoring episodes during sleep. METHODS: A wireless acoustic sensor was elaborated and implemented. Segmentation (based on spectral thresholding and heuristics) and classification of all breathing episodes during recording were implemented through a mobile application...
November 29, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913206/mag-fluo4-in-t-cells-imaging-of-intra-organelle-free-ca-2-concentrations
#8
Björn-Philipp Diercks, Ralf Fliegert, Andreas H Guse
Ca(2+) signaling is a major signal transduction pathway involved in T cell activation, but also in apoptosis of T cells. Since T cells make use of several Ca(2+)-mobilizing second messengers, such as nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate, d-myo-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate, and cyclic ADP-ribose, we intended to analyze luminal Ca(2+) concentration upon cell activation. Mag-Fluo4/AM, a low-affinity Ca(2+) dye known to localize to the endoplasmic reticular lumen in many cell types, showed superior brightness and bleaching stability, but, surprisingly, co-localized with mito-tracker, but not with ER-tracker in Jurkat T cells...
November 29, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912968/validation-of-a-thin-layer-chromatography-densitometry-method-for-the-characterization-of-invertase-activity
#9
Justine Ferey, David Da Silva, Sophie Bravo-Veyrat, Pierre Lafite, Richard Daniellou, Benoît Maunit
This paper presents a kinetic study of invertase, a specific fructofuranosidase cloned from the Leishmania major genome. The kinetic parameters of the β-d-fructofuranosidase from Leishmania major (BfrA) were determined using Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC) and UV-densitometry (TLC@UV) specifically developed for the separation and detection of three carbohydrates namely sucrose, glucose and fructose. Separation was performed on TLC silica gel 60 F254 plates impregnated with sodium bisulphate and citrate and heated prior to development...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908495/analysis-of-low-abundant-trehalose-6-phosphate-and-related-metabolites-in-medicago-truncatula-by-hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography-triple-quadrupole-mass-spectrometry
#10
Ana Teresa Mata, Tiago Filipe Jorge, João Ferreira, Maria do Rosário Bronze, Diana Branco, Pedro Fevereiro, Susana Araújo, Carla António
Trehalose-6-phosphate (T6P) is an important signaling metabolite involved in plant growth control that inhibits the sucrose nonfermenting-1-related protein kinase 1 (SnRK1), a key regulator of energy and carbon metabolism in plants. The quantification of T6P in plant tissues is fundamental to improve our understanding of sugar signaling and the links between plant growth and development in response to stress conditions. However, the almost undetectable levels of T6P together with the complex plant matrix and the presence of T6P isomers such as sucrose-6-phosphate (S6P), makes the detection of this metabolite challenging...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905583/intracellular-water-an-overlooked-drug-target-cisplatin-impact-in-cancer-cells-probed-by-neutrons
#11
M P M Marques, A L M Batista de Carvalho, V Garcia Sakai, L Hatter, L A E Batista de Carvalho
The first neutron scattering study on human nucleated cells is reported, addressing the subject of solvent-slaving to a drug by probing intracellular water upon drug exposure. Inelastic and quasi-elastic neutron scattering spectroscopy with isotope labelling was applied for monitoring interfacial water response to the anticancer drug cisplatin, in the low prognosis human metastatic breast cancer cells MDA-MB-231. Optical vibrational data were also obtained for lyophilised cells. Concentration-dependent dynamical changes evidencing a progressive mobility reduction were unveiled between untreated and cisplatin-exposed samples, concurrent with variations in the native organisation of water molecules within the intracellular medium as a consequence of drug action...
December 1, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903551/analysis-of-lycobetaine-in-rat-plasma-by-lc-esi-ms-ms
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Tijia Chen, Wenhao Li, Ting Gong, Yao Fu, Rui Ding, Tao Gong, Zhirong Zhang
In this study, a selective and sensitive liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometric method was developed and validated for the determination of lycobetaine in rat plasma. Berberine was selected as the internal standard, and rat plasma samples were pretreated via protein precipitation and further separated on a diamonsil octadecyl-silylated silica column using 0.2% (v/v) aqueous formic acid and methanol as the mobile phase. Selected reaction monitoring was performed using the transitions m/z 266...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902942/a-simple-and-sensitive-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-trans-%C3%AE%C2%B5-viniferin-quantification-in-mouse-plasma-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study-in-mice
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Jiseon Kim, Jee Sun Min, Doyun Kim, Yu Fen Zheng, Karabasappa Mailar, Won Jun Choi, Choongho Lee, Soo Kyung Bae
In this study, a simple and sensitive liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the quantification of trans-ε-viniferin in small volumes (10μl) of mouse plasma using chlorpropamide as an internal standard was developed and validated. Plasma samples were precipitated with acetonitrile and separated using an Eclipse Plus C18 column (100×4.6mm, 1.8-μm) with a mobile phase consisting of 0.1% formic acid in acetonitrile and 0.1% formic acid in water (60:40v/v) at a flow rate of 0.5ml/min...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898364/liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-assay-for-the-quantification-of-niraparib-and-its-metabolite-m1-in-human-plasma-and-urine
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L van Andel, Z Zhang, S Lu, V Kansra, S Agarwal, L Hughes, M M Tibben, A Gebretensae, H Rosing, J H M Schellens, J H Beijnen
Niraparib (MK-4827) is a novel poly(ADP-Ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor currently investigated in phase III clinical trials to treat cancers. The development of a new drug includes the characterisation of absorption, metabolism and excretion (AME) of the compound. AME studies are a requirement of regulatory agencies and for this purpose bioanalytical assays are essential. This article describes the development and validation of a bioanalytical assay for niraparib and its carboxylic acid metabolite M1 in human plasma and urine using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897018/-ultrasound-comparison-of-adjustable-single-incision-ajust-and-transobturator-tapes-to-assess-post-operative-fixation-and-function-and-clinical-efficacy
#15
F Farhat, K Švabík, P Hubka, A Martan, J Mašata
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare fixation and mobility of adjustable single-incision (Ajust) and standard transobturator midurethral sling (TVT-O) tapes based on postoperative ultrasound monitoring of the position of the tape at rest and at maximal Valsava (tape descent). The hypothesis was that fixation of SIMS Ajust is comparable to that achieved by the standard transobturator midurethral sling. SETTING: Gynecology and Obstetrics Department, GUH and 1st Charles University Prague; Gynecology and Obstetrics Department Masarykova nemocnice Ústí nad Labem...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896610/limited-awareness-of-the-essences-of-certification-or-compliance-markings-on-medical-devices
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REVIEW
Jong Yong Abdiel Foo, Xin Ji Alan Tan
Medical devices have been long used for odiagnostic, therapeutic or rehabilitation purposes. Currently, they can range from a low-cost portable device that is often used for personal health monitoring to high-end sophisticated equipment that can only be operated by trained professionals. Depending on the functional purposes, there are different certification or compliance markings on the device when it is sold. One common certification marking is the Conformité Européenne affixation but this has a range of certification mark numbering for a variety of functional purposes...
November 28, 2016: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894307/regional-health-workforce-monitoring-as-governance-innovation-a-german-model-to-coordinate-sectoral-demand-skill-mix-and-mobility
#17
E Kuhlmann, O Lauxen, C Larsen
BACKGROUND: As health workforce policy is gaining momentum, data sources and monitoring systems have significantly improved in the European Union and internationally. Yet data remain poorly connected to policy-making and implementation and often do not adequately support integrated approaches. This brings the importance of governance and the need for innovation into play. CASE: The present case study introduces a regional health workforce monitor in the German Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate and seeks to explore the capacity of monitoring to innovate health workforce governance...
November 28, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894271/effectiveness-of-a-physical-exercise-intervention-program-in-improving-functional-mobility-in-older-adults-after-hip-fracture-in-later-stage-rehabilitation-protocol-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial-reative-study
#18
Camila Astolphi Lima, Catherine Sherrington, Adriana Guaraldo, Suzana Albuquerque de Moraes, Renata Dos Ramos Varanda, Juliana de Araújo Melo, Kodi Edson Kojima, Monica Perracini
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures resulting from falls increase substantially with advancing age and less than half of older hip fracture survivors regain their former levels of mobility. There is increasing evidence that rehabilitation interventions with exercises that goes beyond the sub-acute phase or even in a later stage of care have a positive impact on various functional abilities. The purpose of this study is to determine if exercise program training for people who have suffered a fall-related hip fracture will improve functional mobility when compared with usual care...
November 29, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894154/perfusion-controlled-mobilization-after-lower-extremity-free-flaps-pushing-the-limits-of-time-and-intensity
#19
Ulf Dornseifer, Charlotte Kleeberger, Lukas Kargl, Markus Schönberger, Daniel Rohde, Milomir Ninkovic, Arndt Schilling
Background The current standard to gradually adapt the fragile perfusion in lower extremity free flaps to an upright posture is the dangling maneuver. This type of flap training neither fits the orthostatic target load of an upright posture, nor does it assist in mobilizing the patients effectively. In this study, we quantitatively analyzed training effects of an early and full mobilization on flap perfusion. Methods A total of 15 patients with gracilis flaps for distal lower extremity reconstruction were included...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893380/area-determination-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-images-using-a-cascaded-two-stage-svm-based-classification
#20
Lei Wang, Peder Pedersen, Emmanuel Agu, Diane Strong, Bengisu Tulu
It is standard practice for clinicians and nurses to primarily assess patients' wounds via visual examination. This subjective method can be inaccurate in wound assessment and also represents a significant clinical workload. Hence, computer-based systems, especially implemented on mobile devices, can provide automatic, quantitative wound assessment and can thus be valuable for accurately monitoring wound healing status. Out of all wound assessment parameters, the measurement of the wound area is the most suitable for automated analysis...
November 23, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
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