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F Stärke, F Awiszus, C H Lohmann, C Stärke
It is known that fluid irrigation used during arthroscopic procedures causes a wash-out of lubricating substances from the articular cartilage surface and leads to increased friction. It was the goal of this study to investigate whether this effect depends on the time of irrigation and type of fluid used. Rabbit hind legs were used for the tests. The knees were dissected and the friction coefficient of the femoral cartilage measured against glass in a boundary lubrication state. To determine the influence of irrigation time and fluid, groups of 12 knees received either no irrigation (control), 15, 60 or 120min of irrigation with lactated Ringer's solution or 60min of irrigation with normal saline or a sorbitol/mannitol solution...
September 9, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
G Ahmed, O Arjmandi Tash, J Cook, A Trybala, V Starov
Wetting and spreading kinetics of biological fluids has gained a substantial interest recently. The importance of these fluids in our lives has driven the pace of publications. Globally scientists have ever growing interest in understanding wetting phenomena due to its vast applications in biological fluids. It is impractical to review extremely large number of publications in the field of kinetics of complex biological fluids and cosmetic solutions on diverse surfaces. Therefore, biological and cosmetic applications of wetting and spreading dynamics are considered in the following areas: (i) Spreading of Newtonian liquids in the case of non-porous and porous substrates...
August 18, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
Takashi Hosaka, Kazuhiro Ishii, Takeshi Miura, Naomi Mezaki, Kensaku Kasuga, Takeshi Ikeuchi, Akira Tamaoka
BACKGROUND: Progranulin gene (GRN) mutations are major causes of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. To date, 68 pathogenic GRN mutations have been identified. However, very few of these mutations have been reported in Asians. Moreover, some GRN mutations manifest with familial phenotypic heterogeneity. Here, we present a novel GRN mutation resulting in frontotemporal lobar degeneration with a distinct clinical phenotype, and we review reports of GRN mutations associated with familial phenotypic heterogeneity...
September 15, 2017: BMC Neurology
Mei Zeng, Lan Yang, Dan He, Yao Li, Mingxin Shi, Jingqing Zhang
Drug metabolism plays an important role in the drug disposal process. Differences in pharmacokinetics among individuals are the basis for personalized medicine. Natural medicines, formed by long-term evolution of nature, prioritize the action of a target protein with a drug. Natural medicines are valued for structural diversity, low toxicity, low cost, and definite biological activities. Metabolic pathway and pharmacokinetic research of natural medicines is highly beneficial for clinical dose adjustment and the development of personalized medicine...
September 14, 2017: Drug Metabolism Reviews
Thomas M Valentin, Susan E Leggett, Po-Yen Chen, Jaskiranjeet K Sodhi, Lauren H Stephens, Hayley D McClintock, Jea Yun Sim, Ian Y Wong
3D printed biomaterials with spatial and temporal functionality could enable interfacial manipulation of fluid flows and motile cells. However, such dynamic biomaterials are challenging to implement since they must be responsive to multiple, biocompatible stimuli. Here, we show stereolithographic printing of hydrogels using noncovalent (ionic) crosslinking, which enables reversible patterning with controlled degradation. We demonstrate this approach using sodium alginate, photoacid generators and various combinations of divalent cation salts, which can be used to tune the hydrogel degradation kinetics, pattern fidelity, and mechanical properties...
September 14, 2017: Lab on a Chip
Beatriz Miralles, Roberto Del Barrio, Carolina Cueva, Isidra Recio, Lourdes Amigo
BACKGROUND: A dynamic gastrointestinal simulator, simgi(®) , has been applied to assess the gastric digestion of a whey protein concentrate. Samples collected from the outlet of the stomach have been compared to those resulting from the static digestion protocol INFOGEST developed on the basis of physiologically inferred conditions. RESULTS: Progress of digestion was followed by SDS-PAGE and LC-MS/MS. By SDS-PAGE, serum albumin and α-lactalbumin were no longer detectable at 30 and 60 min, respectively...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Clinton H Hansen, Darren Yang, Mounir A Koussa, Wesley P Wong
Protein detection and quantification play critical roles in both basic research and clinical practice. Current detection platforms range from the widely used ELISA to more sophisticated, and more expensive, approaches such as digital ELISA. Despite advances, there remains a need for a method that combines the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of ELISA with the sensitivity and speed of modern approaches in a format suitable for both laboratory and rapid, point-of-care applications. Building on recent developments in DNA structural nanotechnology, we introduce the nanoswitch-linked immunosorbent assay (NLISA), a detection platform based on easily constructed DNA nanodevices that change conformation upon binding to a target protein with the results read out by gel electrophoresis...
September 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Saman Lashkari, Lone Hymøller, Soren Krogh Jensen
The effect of heat treatment on biohydrogenation of linoleic acid (LA) and linolenic acid (LNA) and formation of stearic acid (SA), cis-9, trans-11 conjugated LA (CLA), trans-10, cis-12 CLA and trans vaccenic acid (VA) was studied in in vitro incubations with diluted rumen fluid as inoculum and partly defatted flaxseed (DF) and partly defatted sunflower (DS) as test feeds. Feeds were heated in a laboratory oven at 110 °C for 0 (unheated), 45 or 90 min. Michaelis-Menten kinetics was applied for quantifying biohydrogenation rate...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Janyce A Sugui, Stacey R Rose, Glenn Nardone, Muthulekha Swamydas, Chyi-Chia R Lee, Kyung J Kwon-Chung, Michail S Lionakis
Delayed diagnosis in invasive aspergillosis (IA) contributes to its high mortality. Gliotoxin (GT) and bis-methyl-gliotoxin (bmGT) are secondary metabolites produced by Aspergillus during invasive, hyphal growth and may prove diagnostically useful. Because IA pathophysiology and GT's role in virulence vary depending on the underlying host immune status, we hypothesized that GT and bmGT production in vivo may differ in three mouse models of IA that mimic human disease. We defined temporal kinetics of GT and bmGT in serum, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and lungs of A...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
Golak Kunti, Anandaroop Bhattacharya, Suman Chakraborty
In this paper, we report the results of our numerical study on incompressible flow of a binary system of two immiscible fluids in a parallel plate capillary using alternating current electrothermal kinetics as the actuation mechanism for flow. The surfaces of the capillary are wetted with two different alternating wettability patches. The dynamic motion of the interface of the two fluids is tracked using a phase-field order parameter-based approach. The results exhibit a stick-slip behavior involving acceleration and deceleration of the interface due to the interplay of electrothermal (Coulomb and dielectric) and surface tension forces...
September 4, 2017: Soft Matter
Rita Sharshiner, Robert A Brace, Cecilia Y Cheung
INTRODUCTION: Studies in animal models have shown that unidirectional vesicular transport of amniotic fluid across the amnion plays a primary role in regulating amniotic fluid volume. Our objective was to explore vesicle type, vesicular uptake and intracellular distribution of vesicles in human amnion cells using high- and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy. METHODS: Placental amnion was obtained at cesarean section and amnion cells were prepared and cultured...
September 2017: Placenta
Kohsuke Kudo, Taisuke Harada, Hiroyuki Kameda, Ikuko Uwano, Fumio Yamashita, Satomi Higuchi, Kunihiro Yoshioka, Makoto Sasaki
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been reported for T2 -weighted indirect (17) O imaging. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the feasibility of steady-state sequences for indirect (17) O brain imaging. STUDY TYPE: Signal simulation, phantom measurements, and prospective animal experiments were performed in accordance with the institutional guidelines for animal experiments. POPULATION/SUBJECTS/PHANTOM/SPECIMEN/ANIMAL MODEL: Signal simulations of balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) were performed for concentrations of (17) O ranging from 0...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Baudouin Denis de Senneville, Anthony Novell, Chloe Arthuis, Vanda Mendes, Paul-Armand Dujardin, Frederic Patat, Ayache Bouakaz, Jean-Michel Escoffre, Franck Perrotin
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a noninvasive imaging technique extensively used for blood perfusion imaging of various organs. This modality is based on the acoustic detection of gas-filled microbubble contrast agents used as intravascular flow tracers. Recent efforts aim at quantifying parameters related to the enhancement in the vascular compartment using time-intensity curve (TIC), and at using these latter as indicators for several pathological conditions. However, this quantification is mainly hampered by two reasons: first, the quantification intrinsically solely relies on temporal intensity variation, the explicit spatial transport of the contrast agent being left out...
August 29, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
Lewis Rubinson, Alfred Corey, Dan Hanfling
INTRODUCTION: Infrequent natural human inhalational anthrax cases coupled with high bioterrorism risk have brought about use of animal models to serve as the basis for approval of novel treatments. For inhalational anthrax, protective antigen (PA) drives much of the mortality, and raxibacumab, an anti-PA monoclonal antibody, has been approved for therapeutic use using the Animal Rule. Given the paucity of human inhalational anthrax clinical data including PA kinetics, the post-exposure period for effective treatment of human disease remains unknown...
July 28, 2017: PLoS Currents
Shuo Zhang, Donald J DePaolo
Geologic carbon storage (GCS) involves capture and purification of CO2 at industrial emission sources, compression into a supercritical state, and subsequent injection into geologic formations. This process reverses the flow of carbon to the atmosphere with the intention of returning the carbon to long-term geologic storage. Models suggest that most of the injected CO2 will be "trapped" in the subsurface by physical means, but the most risk-free and permanent form of carbon storage is as carbonate minerals (Ca,Mg,Fe)CO3...
August 28, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
Roberto Brighenti, Franck J Vernerey
A new class of polymers characterized by dynamic cross-links is analyzed from a mechanical point of view. A thermodynamically consistent model is developed within the Lagrangian framework for polymers that can rearrange their internal cross-links. Such a class of polymers has the capability to reset their internal microstructure and the microscopic remodeling mechanism leads to a behavior similar to that of an elastic fluid. These materials can potentially be used in several fields, such as in biomechanics, smart materials, morphing materials to cite e few...
April 15, 2017: Compos B Eng
F M Macome, W F Pellikaan, W H Hendriks, J Dijkstra, B Hatew, J T Schonewille, J W Cone
The current study investigated the relationship between in vitro and in vivo CH4 production by cows fed corn silage (CS)-based rations. In vivo CH4 production was measured in climate respiration chambers using 8 rumen-cannulated Holstein-Friesian cows. In vitro CH4 production was measured using rumen fluid from the 8 cows that were fully adapted to their respective experimental rations. The animals were grouped in 2 blocks, and randomly assigned to 1 of the 4 total mixed rations (TMR) that consisted of 75% experimental CS, 20% concentrate, and 5% wheat straw [dry matter (DM) basis]...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
Pedro J Resto, Abhishek Bhat, Eric Stava, Chong Lor, Elliot Merriam, Ruben E Diaz-Rivera, Robert Pearce, Robert Blick, Justin C Williams
BACKGROUND: Surface tension passive pumping is a way to actuate flow without the need for pumps, tubing or valves by using the pressure inside small drop to move liquid via a microfluidic channel. These types of tubeless devices have typically been used in cell biology. Herein we present the use of tubeless devices as a fluid exchange platform for patch clamp electrophysiology. NEW METHOD: Inertia from high-speed droplets and jets is used to create flow and perform on-the-fly mixing of solutions...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
Guillaume Joguet, Jean-Michel Mansuy, Giulia Matusali, Safouane Hamdi, Marie Walschaerts, Lynda Pavili, Stefanie Guyomard, Nadia Prisant, Pierre Lamarre, Nathalie Dejucq-Rainsford, Christophe Pasquier, Louis Bujan
BACKGROUND: Evidence of human sexual transmission during Zika virus emergence is a matter of concern, particularly in procreation, but to date, kinetics of seminal shedding and the effects of infection on human reproductive function have not been described. To investigate the effects of Zika virus infection on semen and clearance of Zika virus from semen and body fluids, we aimed to study a cohort of Zika virus-infected men. METHODS: This prospective observational study recruited men presenting with acute Zika virus infection at Pointe-à-Pitre University Hospital in Guadeloupe, French Caribbean, where a Zika virus outbreak occurred between April and November, 2016...
August 21, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Mona A Mohamed, Shimaa A Atty, Hanan A Merey, Taghreed A Fattah, Christopher W Foster, Craig E Banks
An effective electrochemical sensing platform for the simultaneous determination of benzocaine (BEN) and antipyrine (ANT) based upon titanium dioxide nanoparticle (TiO2)/graphene oxide nanosheet (GO) bulk modified carbon paste electrodes (TiO2-GO/CPE) is reported. The TiO2-GO/CPE electrochemical sensing platform is found to exhibit linear ranges from 1.0 × 10(-6) to 1.0 × 10(-4) M and 1.2 × 10(-8) to 8.0 × 10(-5) M for BEN and ANT, respectively. The TiO2-GO/CPE sensor is explored towards the analysis of BEN and ANT in oral fluid (saliva) and pharmaceutical products...
August 24, 2017: Analyst
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