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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448117/eliminating-the-animal-species-constraints-in-antibody-selection-for-multicolor-immunoassays
#1
Yao Sun, Xiaohu Gao
Molecular profiling on the single-cell level helps unveil the mystery of gene expression patterns in individual cells at subcellular resolution, enabling discovery of small but meaningful variations that are often overlooked at the population level. Similar to other immunoassays, the most common and economical protocols are developed by combining primary antibodies (1'Abs) and fluorophore-labeled secondary antibodies (2'Abs). The selection of 1' and 2' Abs, however, has been limited by the availability of animal species, consequently resulting in low multiplexing capability...
April 27, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446568/lis1-regulates-germinal-center-b-cell-antigen-acquisition-and-affinity-maturation
#2
Jingjing Chen, Zhenming Cai, Le Zhang, Yuye Yin, Xufeng Chen, Chao Chen, Yang Zhang, Sulan Zhai, Xuehui Long, Xiaolong Liu, Xiaoming Wang
The germinal center (GC) is the site where activated B cells undergo rapid expansions, somatic hypermutation, and affinity maturation. Affinity maturation is a process of Ag-driven selection. The amount of Ag acquired and displayed by GC B cells determines whether it can be positively selected, and therefore Ag acquisition has to be tightly regulated to ensure the efficient affinity maturation. Cell expansion provides sufficient quantity of GC B cells and Abs, whereas affinity maturation improves the quality of Abs...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446565/murinization-and-h-chain-isotype-matching-of-the-anti-gitr-antibody-dta-1-reduces-immunogenicity-mediated-anaphylaxis-in-c57bl-6-mice
#3
Nicole A Belmar, Sarah W Chan, Melvin I Fox, Josue A Samayoa, Marcia M Stickler, Ninian N Tran, Yoshiko Akamatsu, Diane Hollenbaugh, Fiona A Harding, Hamsell M Alvarez
Recent advances in immuno-oncology have shown that the immune system can be activated to induce long-term, durable antitumor responses. For immuno-oncology drug development, immune activation is often explored using rat Abs in immunocompetent mouse models. Although these models can be used to show efficacy, antidrug immune responses to experimental protein-based therapeutics can arise. Immunogenicity of surrogate Abs may therefore represent an important obstacle to the evaluation of the antitumor efficacy of immunomodulator Abs in syngeneic models...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444887/morphological-study-of-the-atrioventricular-conduction-system-and-purkinje-fibers-in-yak
#4
Deyong Duan, Sijiu Yu, Yan Cui, Chaoxu Li
We studied the morphology of the atrioventricular conduction system (AVCS) and Purkinje fibers of the yak. Light and transmission electron microscopy were used to study the histological features of AVCS. The distributional characteristics of the His-bundle, the left bundle branch (LBB), right bundle branch (RBB), and Purkinje fiber network of yak hearts were examined using gross dissection, ink injection, and ABS casting. The results showed that the atrioventricular node (AVN) of yak located in the right side of interatrial septum and had a flattened ovoid shape...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440728/characterization-of-chemical-contaminants-generated-by-a-desktop-fused-deposition-modeling-3-dimensional-printer
#5
Aleksandr B Stefaniak, Ryan F LeBouf, Jinghai Yi, Jason Ham, Timothy Nurkewicz, Diane E Schwegler-Berry, Bean T Chen, J Raymond Wells, Matthew G Duling, Robert B Lawrence, Stephen B Martin, Alyson R Johnson, M Abbas Virji
Printing devices are known to emit chemicals into the indoor atmosphere. Understanding factors that influence release of chemical contaminants from printers is necessary to develop effective exposure assessment and control strategies. In this study, a desktop fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3-D printer using acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) or polylactic acid (PLA) filaments and two monochrome laser printers were evaluated in a 0.5 m(3) chamber. During printing, chamber air was monitored for vapors using a real-time photoionization detector (results expressed as isobutylene equivalents) to measure total volatile organic compound (TVOC) concentrations, evacuated canisters to identify specific VOCs by off-line gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis, and liquid bubblers to identify carbonyl compounds by GC-MS...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435769/gambling-behavior-among-macau-college-and-university-students
#6
Sut Mei Kam, Irene Lai Kuen Wong, Ernest Moon Tong So, David Kin Cheong Un, Chris Hon Wa Chan
This survey investigated gambling behavior among Chinese students studying in Macau colleges and universities. It also aimed to examine the relationship between problem gambling, affect states and sensation seeking propensity. A convenience sample of 999 students (370 men, 629 women) filled a self-administered questionnaire consisted of the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) (Ferris and Wynne in The Canadian problem gambling index: User manual. Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, Toronto 2001a), the 8-item Brief Sensation Seeking Scale (BSSS-8) (Hoyle et al...
2017: Asian journal of gambling issues and public health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432211/recruiting-and-retaining-youth-and-young-adults-challenges-and-opportunities-in-survey-research-for-tobacco-control
#7
Jennifer Cantrell, Elizabeth C Hair, Alexandria Smith, Morgane Bennett, Jessica Miller Rath, Randall K Thomas, Mansour Fahimi, J Michael Dennis, Donna Vallone
INTRODUCTION: Evaluation studies of population-based tobacco control interventions often rely on large-scale survey data from numerous respondents across many geographic areas to provide evidence of their effectiveness. Significant challenges for survey research have emerged with the evolving communications landscape, particularly for surveying hard-to-reach populations such as youth and young adults. This study combines the comprehensive coverage of an address-based sampling (ABS) frame with the timeliness of online data collection to develop a nationally representative longitudinal cohort of young people aged 15-21...
April 21, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432146/c1q-dependent-dendritic-cell-cross-presentation-of-in-vivo-formed-antigen-antibody-complexes
#8
Nataschja I Ho, Marcel G M Camps, Edwin F E de Haas, Leendert A Trouw, J Sjef Verbeek, Ferry Ossendorp
Dendritic cells (DCs) are specialized in Ag engulfment via a wide variety of uptake receptors on their cell surface. In the present study we investigated Ag uptake and presentation of in vivo-formed Ag-Ab complexes by i.v. injecting mice with Ag-specific Abs followed by the cognate Ag. We show by this natural Ab-mediated Ag targeting system that uptake by splenic APC subsets is severely hampered in mice lacking complement factor C1q (C1qa(-/-)). Moreover, no detectable Ag cross-presentation by CD8α(+) DCs from C1qa(-/-) mice was found...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431523/the-utility-of-electron-microscopy-in-detecting-asbestos-fibers-and-particles-in-balf-in-diffuse-lung-diseases
#9
Takashi Kido, Yasuo Morimoto, Kazuhiro Yatera, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Takaaki Ogoshi, Keishi Oda, Kei Yamasaki, Toshinori Kawanami, Shohei Shimajiri, Hiroshi Mukae
BACKGROUND: In patients with diffuse lung diseases, differentiating occupational lung diseases from other diseases is clinically important. However, the value of assessing asbestos and particles in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) in diffuse lung diseases by electron microscopy (EM) remains unclear. We evaluated the utility of EM in detecting asbestos fibers and particles in patients with diffuse lung diseases. METHODS: The BALF specimens of 107 patients with diffuse lung diseases were evaluated...
April 21, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428787/a-possible-role-for-idiotype-anti-idiotype-b-t-cell-interactions-in-maintaining-immune-memory
#10
Victor I Seledtsov, Galina V Seledtsova
Variable regions of both B-cell receptors (BCRs) and T-cell receptors (TCRs) are completely formed in the postnatal period, and, consequently, no innate immune tolerance against these structures exists in adulthood. Indeed, antibodies (Abs) specific to TCRs have been found in both animals and humans. These facts clearly indicate the existence of B cells able to directly interact with T cells through binding of BCRs to TCRs without implicating major histocompatibility complex molecules. A novel paradigm is proposed in that the immune memory is based on idiotype/anti-idiotype interactions occurring between BCRs and TCRs following clearance of the antigen that elicited immune responses...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425925/evaluation-of-the-immunomodulatory-properties-of-streptococcus-suis-and-group-b-streptococcus-capsular-polysaccharides-on-the-humoral-response
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Cynthia Calzas, Morgan Taillardet, Insaf Salem Fourati, David Roy, Marcelo Gottschalk, Hugo Soudeyns, Thierry Defrance, Mariela Segura
Streptococcus suis and group B Streptococcus (GBS) are encapsulated streptococci causing septicemia and meningitis. Antibodies (Abs) against capsular polysaccharides (CPSs) have a crucial protective role, but the structure/composition of the CPS, including the presence of sialic acid, may interfere with the generation of anti-CPS Ab responses. We investigated the features of the CPS-specific Ab response directed against S. suis serotypes 2 and 14 and GBS serotypes III and V after infection or immunization with purified native or desialylated CPSs in mice...
April 20, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425265/effects-of-ankaferd-bloodstopper-on-dermal-healing-in-diabetic-rats
#12
Sertaç Aktop, Burcu Çevreli, Deniz Genç, Emel Serdaroğlu Kaşikçi, Nil Çomunoğlu Üstündağ, Noushin Zibandeh, Elif Merve Özcan, Gökhan Göçmen, Mehmet Kamil Göker, İsmail Tayfun Uzbay, Tunç Akkoç
BACKGROUND/AIM: Diabetes mellitus inhibits wound-induced angiogenesis, impairs the wound healing process, and leads to the development of chronic wounds. Ankaferd BloodStopper (ABS) is a new and promising local haemostatic agent. Although the mechanism of ABS-mediated haemostasis is well established, little is known about the associated histological and biochemical tissue reactions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of this new-generation local haemostatic agent on short-term soft-tissue healing in streptozotocin (STZ)-treated rats...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424241/microbiota-induced-antibodies-are-essential-for-host-inflammatory-responsiveness-to-sterile-and-infectious-stimuli
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Daniel Cisalpino, Caio T Fagundes, Camila B Brito, Fernando R Ascenção, Celso M Queiroz-Junior, Angélica T Vieira, Lirlândia P Sousa, Flávio A Amaral, Leda Q Vieira, Jacques R Nicoli, Mauro M Teixeira, Danielle G Souza
The indigenous intestinal microbiota is frequently considered an additional major organ of the human body and exerts profound immunomodulating activities. Germ-free (GF) mice display a significantly different inflammatory responsiveness pattern compared with conventional (CV) mice, and this was dubbed a "hyporesponsive phenotype." Taking into account that the deposition of immune complexes is a major event in acute inflammation and that GF mice have a distinct Ig repertoire and B cell activity, we aimed to evaluate whether this altered Ig repertoire interferes with the inflammatory responsiveness of GF mice...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423590/neutralization-of-interleukin-17-suppresses-allergic-rhinitis-symptoms-by-downregulating-th2-and-th17-responses-and-upregulating-the-treg-response
#14
Zhao Wei Gu, Yun Xiu Wang, Zhi Wei Cao
Allergic rhinitis (AR) has long been considered to predominantly involve the actions of Th2 cells, with relatively small contributions from Th1 cells. In recent years, the discovery of Th17 and regulatory T (Treg) cells has rendered the Th1/Th2 balance paradigm more complex and expanded our understanding of the pathogenesis of AR. IL-17, a key cytokine produced by Th17 cells, is known to induce allergen-specific Th2 cell activation, eosinophil and neutrophil accumulation, and serum IgE production in asthma; all of these features may play important roles in AR...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421743/double-enzymes-mediated-bioluminescent-sensor-for-quantitative-and-ultra-sensitive-point-of-care-testing
#15
Yiping Chen, Yunlei Xianyu, Jing Wu, Mingling Dong, Wenshu Zheng, Jiashu Sun, Xingyu Jiang
We report an ultra-sensitive, quantitative, and rapid bioluminescent immunosensor (ABS) for point-of-care testing (POCT) of the disease biomarker in clinical samples using double enzymes including alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and luciferase. In the presence of the biomarker, the ALP attached on the surface of immnuo-nanocomplex dephosphorylates adenine triphosphate (ATP), subsequently inhibiting the ATP-luciferin-luciferase bioluminescent reaction. The highly sensitive response of ATP (pM level) allows for ultrasensitive detection of biomarker via the effective change of the bioluminescence intensity through ALP- and luciferase-catalyzed reactions, which can be quantitatively determined by a portable ATP detector...
April 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419147/cone-beam-computed-tomography-with-automated-bone-subtraction-in-preoperative-embolization-for-pelvic-bone-tumors
#16
Dae Yong Park, Hyo-Cheol Kim, Jin Wook Chung, Saebeom Hur, Minuk Kim, Myungsu Lee, Hwan Jun Jae
PURPOSE: To evaluate the usefulness of cone-beam computed tomography with automated bone subtraction (CBCT-ABS) in the preoperative embolization of hypervascular tumors located in the pelvic bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 26 patients with pelvic bone tumors who underwent preoperative embolization between January 2014 and October 2016. A CBCT-ABS scan was taken in a total of 17 patients (CBCT-ABS group), and only a series of digital subtraction angiographies (DSAs) was taken in the remaining 9 patients (DSA group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414665/a-case-of-early-neurosyphilis
#17
M Walker, R Wisler, J Simmons, A Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Neurosyphilis is an infection of the central nervous system by Treponema pallidum, which can occur after the initial syphilis infection. Although commonly associated with late stage disease, patients with early neurosyphilis may present with acute syphilitic meningitis, meningovascular syphilis, or uveitis. CASE: A 28 year old man with a past medical history of HIV (CD4 364);, and recent diagnosis of uveitis presented to the Emergency Department with a positive RPR result...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412618/untapped-potentials-of-acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene-polyurethane-abs-pu-blend-membrane-to-purify-dye-wastewater
#18
Mansoor Mandegari, Hossein Fashandi
Production of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene/polyurethane (ABS/PU) blend membrane with high rejection efficiency for disperse and vat dyes, is introduced as a facile and cost effective technique to purify textile wastewater. In this respect, membranes are produced using commercially available polymers, i.e. ABS and PU, with different compositions (ABS/PU: 100/0, 80/20, 70/30, 60/40 and 50/50 w/w) through wet casting. Casting solutions with concentration of 30 wt% are prepared using two different solvents, i...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407201/cancer-incidence-profile-in-sub-saharan-african-born-blacks-in-the-united-states-similarities-and-differences-with-us-born-non-hispanic-blacks
#19
Genet A Medhanie, Stacey A Fedewa, Hibret Adissu, Carol E DeSantis, Rebecca L Siegel, Ahmedin Jemal
BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan African-born blacks (ABs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States. However, to the authors' knowledge, data regarding the cancer burden in this group are lacking, which would inform targeted cancer prevention and control. METHODS: The authors calculated age-standardized proportional incidence ratios (PIRs) comparing the frequency of the top 15 cancers in ABs with that of US-born non-Hispanic blacks (USBs) by sex and region of birth using incidence data for 2000 through 2012 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER 17) program...
April 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406364/fume-emissions-from-a-low-cost-3-d-printer-with-various-filaments
#20
Evan L Floyd, Jun Wang, James L Regens
3-D printing is an additive manufacturing process involving the injection of melted thermoplastic polymers, which are then laid down in layers to achieve a pre-designed shape. The heated deposition process raises concerns of potential aerosol and volatile organic compounds (VOC) emission and exposure. The decreasing cost of desktop 3-D printers has made the use of 3-D printers more acceptable in non-industrial workplaces lacking sufficient ventilation. Meanwhile, little is known about the characteristics of 3-D printing fume emission...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
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