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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345313/a-microfluidic-chip-with-a-staircase-ph-gradient-generator-a-packed-column-and-a-fraction-collector-for-chromatofocusing-of-proteins
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Hoon Suk Rho, Alexander Thomas Hanke, Marcel Ottens, Han Gardeniers
A microfluidic device for pH gradient chromatofocusing is presented, which performs creation of a micro-column, pH gradient generation, and fraction collection in a single device. Using a sieve micro-valve, anion exchange particles were packed into a microchannel in order to realize a solid-phase absorption column. To fractionate proteins according to their isoelectric points, elution buffer solutions with a stepwise pH gradient were prepared in 16 parallel mixing reactors and flowed through the micro-column, wherein a protein mixture was previously loaded...
January 18, 2018: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344893/profiling-tumor-infiltrating-immune-cells-with-cibersort
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Binbin Chen, Michael S Khodadoust, Chih Long Liu, Aaron M Newman, Ash A Alizadeh
Tumor infiltrating leukocytes (TILs) are an integral component of the tumor microenvironment and have been found to correlate with prognosis and response to therapy. Methods to enumerate immune subsets such as immunohistochemistry or flow cytometry suffer from limitations in phenotypic markers and can be challenging to practically implement and standardize. An alternative approach is to acquire aggregative high dimensional data from cellular mixtures and to subsequently infer the cellular components computationally...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343785/a-patient-specific-lumped-parameter-model-of-coronary-circulation
#3
Zheng Duanmu, Min Yin, Xueling Fan, Xilan Yang, Xiaoyu Luo
A new lumped-parameter model for coronary hemodynamics is developed. This model is developed for the whole coronary network based on CT scans of a patient-specific geometry including the right coronary tree, which is absent in many previous mathematical models. The model adopts the structured tree model boundary conditions similar to the work of Olufsen et al., thus avoiding the necessity of invasive perfusion measurements. In addition, we also incorporated the effects of the head loss at the two inlets of the large coronary arteries for the first time...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343675/diagnostic-accuracy-of-quantitative-flow-ratio-for-assessing-myocardial-ischemia-in-prior-myocardial-infarction
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Hiroki Emori, Takashi Kubo, Takeyoshi Kameyama, Yasushi Ino, Yoshiki Matsuo, Hironori Kitabata, Kosei Terada, Yosuke Katayama, Hiroshi Aoki, Akira Taruya, Kunihiro Shimamura, Shingo Ota, Atsushi Tanaka, Takeshi Hozumi, Takashi Akasaka
BACKGROUND: A novel index of the functional severity of coronary stenosis, quantitative flow ratio (QFR), may not consider the amount of viable myocardium in prior myocardial infarction (MI) because QFR is calculated from 3D quantitative coronary angiography.Methods and Results:We analyzed QFR (fixed-flow QFR [fQFR] and contrast-flow QFR [cQFR]) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) in prior-MI-related coronary arteries (n=75) and non-prior-MI-related coronary arteries (n=75). Both fQFR and cQFR directly correlated with FFR in the prior-MI-related coronary arteries (fQFR: r=0...
January 16, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341918/asymmetric-flow-field-flow-fractionation-for-the-characterization-of-globule-size-distribution-in-complex-formulations-a-cyclosporine-ophthalmic-emulsion-case
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Haiou Qu, Jiang Wang, Yong Wu, Jiwen Zheng, Yellela S R Krishnaiah, Mohammad Absar, Stephanie Choi, Muhammad Ashraf, Celia N Cruz, Xiaoming Xu
Commonly used characterization techniques such as cryogenic-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM) and batch-mode dynamic light scattering (DLS) are either time consuming or unable to offer high resolution to discern the poly-dispersity of complex drug products like cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsions. Here, a size-based separation and characterization method for globule size distribution using an asymmetric flow field flow fractionation (AF4) is reported for comparative assessment of cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion drug products (model formulation) with a wide size span and poly-dispersity...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341681/determining-quiescent-colloidal-suspension-viscosities-using-the-green-kubo-relation-and-image-based-stress-measurements
#6
Neil Y C Lin, Matthew Bierbaum, Itai Cohen
By combining confocal microscopy and stress assessment from local structural anisotropy, we directly measure stresses in 3D quiescent colloidal liquids. Our noninvasive and nonperturbative method allows us to measure forces ≲50  fN with a small and tunable probing volume, enabling us to resolve the stress fluctuations arising from particle thermal motions. We use the Green-Kubo relation to relate these measured stress fluctuations to the bulk Brownian viscosity at different volume fractions, comparing against simulations and conventional rheometry measurements...
September 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341028/ameliorative-effects-of-zataria-multiflora-hydro-alcoholic-extract-on-gentamicin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-rats
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Saeed Hajihashemi, Tahereh Jafarian, Mahboubeh Ahmadi, Ali Rahbari, Fatemeh Ghanbari
BACKGROUND: Nephrotoxicity is the major side effects of aminoglycoside antibiotics such as gentamicin. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of Z.multiflora (ZM) hydroalcoholic extract on gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity. METHODS: Twenty-eight male Wistar rats categorized into four groups: 1) the control group without injection, 2) the gentamicin treated group (100 mg/kg, i.p) 3) the gentamicin and Z. Multiflora treated group; Z. Multiflora extract(0...
January 16, 2018: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340571/comparison-of-physician-visual-assessment-with-quantitative-coronary-angiography-in-assessment-of-stenosis-severity-in-china
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Haibo Zhang, Lin Mu, Shuang Hu, Brahmajee K Nallamothu, Alexandra J Lansky, Bo Xu, Georgios Bouras, David J Cohen, John A Spertus, Frederick A Masoudi, Jeptha P Curtis, Runlin Gao, Junbo Ge, Yuejin Yang, Jing Li, Xi Li, Xin Zheng, Yetong Li, Harlan M Krumholz, Lixin Jiang
Importance: Although physician visual assessment (PVA) of stenosis severity is a standard clinical practice to support decisions for coronary revascularization, there are concerns about its accuracy. Objective: To compare PVA with quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) as a means of assessing stenosis severity among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in China. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional study (2012-2013) of a random subset of 1295 patients from the China Patient-centered Evaluative Assessment of Cardiac Events (PEACE) Prospective PCI Study was carried out...
January 16, 2018: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339686/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-with-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-inserted-in-intensive-cardiac-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-clinic
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Mert İlker Hayıroğlu, Yiğit Çanga, Özlem Yıldırımtürk, Emrah Bozbeyoğlu, Ayça Gümüşdağ, Ahmet Okan Uzun, Koray Kalenderoğlu, Muhammed Keskin, Göksel Çinier, Murat Acarel, Seçkin Pehlivanoğlu
OBJECTIVE: An intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is a mechanical support device that is used in addition to pharmacological treatment of the failing heart in intensive cardiac care unit (ICCU) patients. In the literature, there are limited data regarding the clinical characteristics and in-hospital outcomes of acute coronary syndrome patients in Turkey who had an IABP inserted during their ICCU stay. This study is an analysis of the clinical characteristics and outcomes of these acute coronary syndrome patients...
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339623/effects-of-scale-and-froude-number-on-the-hydraulics-of-waste-stabilization-ponds
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Isabela De Luna Vieira, Jhonatan Barbosa Da Silva, Carlos Nobuyoshi Ide, Johannes Gérson Janzen
This paper presents the findings from a series of computational fluid dynamics simulations to estimate the effect of scale and Froude number on hydraulic performance and effluent pollutant fraction of scaled waste stabilization ponds designed using Froude similarity. Prior to its application, the model was verified by comparing the computational and experimental results of a model scaled pond, showing good agreement and confirming that the model accurately reproduces the hydrodynamics and tracer transport processes...
January 2018: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339198/cd90-cardiac-fibroblasts-reduce-fibrosis-of-acute-myocardial-injury-in-rats
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Yuqiao Chang, Cixia Li, Yangyang Jia, Peng Chen, Yonglong Guo, Airong Li, Zhikun Guo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the differentiation tendency of CD90+ cardiac fibroblast (CFs) into cardiomyogenic cells in vitro and repair functions in acute myocardial infarction rats. METHODS: CD90+ subpopulation was sorted from rat CFs by flow cytometry. 10 μmoL/L of 5-Azacytosine (5-aza) was used to induce differentiation of CFs into cardiomyogenic cells. An acute myocardial infarction model was prepared by ligation of the rat left anterior descending coronary artery...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336308/clinical-significance-of-concordance-or-discordance-between-fractional-flow-reserve-and-coronary-flow-reserve-for-coronary-physiological-indices-microvascular-resistance-and-prognosis-after-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Eisuke Usui, Tadashi Murai, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Masahiro Hoshino, Masao Yamaguchi, Masahiro Hada, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Tetsumin Lee, Taishi Yonetsu, Tsunekazu Kakuta
AIMS: We aimed to investigate the impact of concordance or discordance of fractional flow reserve (FFR) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) on coronary flow profiles and microvascular resistance after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and the prognostic impact of the periprocedural physiological indices. METHODS AND RESULTS: Totally, 249 de novo physiologically significant coronary lesions from 231 patients who underwent FFR, CFR, and index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) examinations before and after PCI were included...
January 16, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335826/high-salt-and-cholesterol-diet-associated-cognitive-impairment-attenuated-by-tannins-enriched-fraction-of-emblica-officinalis-via-inhibiting-nf-kb-pathway
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Ibraheem Husain, Mohd Akhtar, Mohammad Shaharyar, Mohammad Islamuddin, Malik Zainul Abdin, Mohd Jawaid Akhtar, Abul Kalam Najmi
Metabolic disorders are closely associated with dietary habits and seem to be related to neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative disease in humans. Emblica officinalis (EOT) fruits not only have good nutritional value but also have excellent therapeutic potential. We used a tannins-enriched fraction of EOT fruit with the expectation of controlling diet-induced neuroinflammation and cognitive impairment in rats. A high-salt and cholesterol diet (HSCD) was used to induce neuroinflammation and cognitive impairment in rats...
January 15, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332921/early-diastolic-left-ventricular-relaxation-in-normal-neonates-is-influenced-by-ventricular-stiffness-and-longitudinal-systolic-function
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Yukako Homma, Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Tomomasa Terada, Miki Inoue, Kazuhiro Mori
Tissue Doppler velocity during early diastole (e') is one of the most feasible and reproducible echocardiographic assessments to reflect active relaxation of the left ventricle. Although several reports have described the mechanisms of temporal diastolic dysfunction in the early neonatal period, factors influencing diastolic function have not been determined. The purpose of this study was to elucidate factors significantly influencing e' in the early neonatal period.A total of 179 consecutive normal neonates underwent echocardiographic studies performed at 0 days and 5-10 days after birth...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332606/tricuspid-flow-and-regurgitation-in-congenital-heart-disease-and-pulmonary-hypertension-comparison-of-4d-flow-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-and-echocardiography
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Mieke M P Driessen, Marjolijn A Schings, Gertjan Tj Sieswerda, Pieter A Doevendans, Erik H Hulzebos, Marco C Post, Repke J Snijder, Jos J M Westenberg, Arie P J van Dijk, Folkert J Meijboom, Tim Leiner
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid valve (TV) regurgitation (TR) is a common complication of pulmonary hypertension and right-sided congenital heart disease, associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Estimation of TR severity by echocardiography and conventional cardiovasvular magnetic resonance (CMR) is not well validated and has high variability. 4D velocity-encoded (4D-flow) CMR was used to measure tricuspid flow in patients with complex right ventricular (RV) geometry and varying degrees of TR...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332340/imperatorin-shows-selective-antitumor-effects-in-sgc-7901-human-gastric-adenocarcinoma-cells-by-inducing-apoptosis-cell-cycle-arrest-and-targeting-pi3k-akt-m-tor-signalling-pathway
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J U Am, W J Gong, Y Su, Z B Mou
PURPOSE: The main purpose of the present study was to determine the anticancer properties of imperatorin - a naturally occurring coumarin compound - against SGC-7901 human gastric adenocarcinoma cells and the mouse fibroblast cell line 3T3 (normal cell line). METHODS: Imperatorin effects on apoptosis induction, cell cycle phase distribution and PI3K/Akt/m-TOR signalling pathways were studied. MTT cell viability assay examined the compound's cytotoxic potential, while inverted phase contrast microscopy and fluorescence microscopy techniques were used to study morphological changes induced in SGC-7901 cells by imperatorin...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331148/isolation-of-anti-extra-cellular-vesicle-single-domain-antibodies-by-direct-panning-on-vesicle-enriched-fractions
#17
Milica Popovic, Elisa Mazzega, Barbara Toffoletto, Ario de Marco
BACKGROUND: The thorough understanding of the physiological and pathological processes mediated by extracellular vesicles (EVs) is challenged by purification methods which are cumbersome, not reproducible, or insufficient to yield homogeneous material. Chromatography based on both ion-exchange and immune-capture can represent an effective method to improve EV purification and successive analysis. METHODS: Cell culture supernatant was used as a model sample for assessing the capacity of anion-exchange chromatography to separate distinct EV fractions and to isolate nanobodies by direct panning on whole EVs to recover binders specific for the native conformation of EV-surface epitopes and suitable to develop EV immune-capture reagents...
January 13, 2018: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331053/renal-flow-and-microstructure-anisotropy-refmap-mri-in-normal-and-peritumoral-renal-tissue
#18
Andrea L Liu, Artem Mikheev, Henry Rusinek, William C Huang, James S Wysock, James S Babb, Thorsten Feiweier, David Stoffel, Hersh Chandarana, Eric E Sigmund
BACKGROUND: Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) provides insight into the pathophysiology underlying renal dysfunction. Variants of DWI include intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM), which differentiates between microstructural diffusion and vascular or tubular flow, and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which quantifies diffusion directionality. PURPOSE: To investigate the reproducibility of joint IVIM-DTI and compare controls to presurgical renal mass patients. STUDY TYPE: Prospective cross-sectional...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330663/human-cytomegalovirus-encoded-mir-ul112-contributes-to-hcmv-mediated-vascular-diseases-by-inducing-vascular-endothelial-cell-dysfunction
#19
Kai Shen, Liyun Xu, Dongdong Chen, Weiguo Tang, Yanyan Huang
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection has been linked to the pathogenesis of vasculopathy by inducing dysfunction of vascular cells such as endothelial cells. Hcmv-miR-UL112 is the most well-characterized HCMV-encoded microRNA occurring in the plasma of patients with cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, while the specific underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are yet to be defined. The current study investigated the effect of hcmv-miR-UL112 on the growth and proliferation of human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs); it might also be associated with signaling pathways...
January 12, 2018: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330359/strong-grain-neighbour-effects-in-polycrystals
#20
Hamidreza Abdolvand, Jonathan Wright, Angus J Wilkinson
Anisotropy in single-crystal properties of polycrystals controls both the overall response of the aggregates and patterning of local stress/strain distributions, the extremes of which govern failure processes. Improving the understanding of grain-grain interactions has important consequences for in-service performance limits. Three-dimensional synchrotron X-ray diffraction was used to study the evolution of grain-resolved stresses over many contiguous grains in Zr and Ti polycrystals deformed in situ. In a significant fraction of grains, the stress along the loading axis was found to decrease during tensile plastic flow just beyond the macroscopic yield point; this is in the absence of deformation twinning and is a surprising behaviour...
January 12, 2018: Nature Communications
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