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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524456/endothelial-microparticles-released-by-activated-protein-c-protect-beta-cells-through-epcr-par1-and-annexin-a1-fpr2-pathways-in-islets
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Guillaume Kreutter, Mohamad Kassem, Ali El Habhab, Philippe Baltzinger, Malak Abbas, Julie Boisrame-Helms, Lamia Amoura, Jean Peluso, Blandine Yver, Zobairi Fatiha, Geneviève Ubeaud-Sequier, Laurence Kessler, Florence Toti
Islet transplantation is associated with early ischaemia/reperfusion, localized coagulation and redox-sensitive endothelial dysfunction. In animal models, islet cytoprotection by activated protein C (aPC) restores islet vascularization and protects graft function, suggesting that aPC triggers various lineages. aPC also prompts the release of endothelial MP that bear EPCR, its specific receptor. Microparticles (MP) are plasma membrane procoagulant vesicles, surrogate markers of stress and cellular effectors...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524017/effect-of-homogenisation-in-formation-of-thermally-induced-aggregates-in-a-non-and-low-fat-milk-model-system-with-microparticulated-whey-proteins
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Isabel Celigueta Torres, Gema Nieto, Tommy Nylander, Adam Cohen Simonsen, Alexander Tolkach, Richard Ipsen
The objective of the research presented in this paper was to investigate how different characteristics of whey protein microparticles (MWP) added to milk as fat replacers influence intermolecular interactions occurring with other milk proteins during homogenisation and heating. These interactions are responsible for the formation of heat-induced aggregates that influence the texture and sensory characteristics of the final product. The formation of heat-induced complexes was studied in non- and low-fat milk model systems, where microparticulated whey protein (MWP) was used as fat replacer...
May 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523053/seroprevalence-of-transfusion-transmitted-infections-among-different-blood-group-donors-at-blood-bank-lumhs-hyderabad
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Faheem Ahmed Memon, Ikram Din Ujjan, Amir Iqbal Memon, Abdul Rehman Shaikh, Ali Raza Rao, Arshi Naz
OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of HBsAg, Anti-HCV, HIV, Syphilis and Malaria in blood donors. METHODS: This is a cross sectional descriptive study, conducted at Blood bank and Transfusion center at Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS) Hyderabad, during the period from January, 2014 to June, 2015. A total of 4683 blood donors were screened for HBsAg, Anti-HCV and HIV on Architect 20001 (manufactured by Abbott), employing chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA)...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521994/double-coated-enrofloxacin-microparticles-with-chitosan-and-alginate-preparation-characterization-and-taste-masking-effect-study
#4
Mengxi Liu, Daiping Yin, Hualin Fu, Fengying Deng, Guangneng Peng, Gang Shu, Zhixiang Yuan, Fei Shi, Juchun Lin, Ling Zhao, Lizi Yin, Guoqing Fan
Enrofloxacin (ENRO) is widely used as an antimicrobial drug for treatment of uncomplicated and complicated infections in veterinary medicine. Its bitter taste limits its clinical applications in veterinary. To mask the bitter taste of this drug, double-coated taste-masking microparticles of ENRO (DTME) were prepared through stearic acid solid dispersion and chitosan-alginate microparticle coating technologies. The taste-masking effect was evaluated by pig feeding experiment. Results showed that DTME exhibited a spherical-like shape (170490μm)...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520220/endothelial-damage-effects-of-circulating-microparticles-from-patients-with-stable-angina-is-reduced-by-aspirin-though-erk-p38-mapks-pathways
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Cheng Gong, Xue-Feng Shan, Xu-Lang Wang, Wei-Wei Dong, Zhe Li, D Xin-Hong Liu, Wei Zhang, Kun Xing, Feng-Jun Chang
INTRODUCTION: Platelet activation participate in the development of both coronary artery disease (CAD) and circulating microparticles (MPs). As a commonly used medicine for coronary heart disease, whether aspirin affects the function of MPs remains unclear. AIMS: This study was designed to test MPs from healthy subjects, stable angina (SA) patients before and after aspirin administration were obtained. MPs origins were tested by flow cytometry. Rat thoracic aortas were incubated with MPs (with or without aspirin) to determine the effects of MPs on expression of ERK1/2, JNKs and p38 MAPK...
May 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518049/red-blood-cell-storage-time-and-transfusion-current-practice-concerns-and-future-perspectives
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María García-Roa, María Del Carmen Vicente-Ayuso, Alejandro M Bobes, Alexandra C Pedraza, Ataúlfo González-Fernández, María Paz Martín, Isabel Sáez, Jerard Seghatchian, Laura Gutiérrez
Red blood cells (RBCs) units are the most requested transfusion product worldwide. Indications for transfusion include symptomatic anaemia, acute sickle cell crisis, and acute blood loss of more than 30% of the blood volume, with the aim of restoring tissue oxygen delivery. However, stored RBCs from donors are not a qualitative equal product, and, in many ways, this is a matter of concern in the transfusion practice. Besides donor-to-donor variation, the storage time influences the RBC unit at the qualitative level, as RBCs age in the storage bag and are exposed to the so-called storage lesion...
May 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516279/a-new-carbon-based-magnetic-material-for-the-dispersive-solid-phase-extraction-of-uv-filters-from-water-samples-before-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-analysis
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Susy Piovesana, Anna Laura Capriotti, Chiara Cavaliere, Giorgia La Barbera, Roberto Samperi, Riccardo Zenezini Chiozzi, Aldo Laganà
Magnetic solid-phase extraction is one of the most promising new extraction methods for liquid samples before ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) analysis. Several types of materials, including carbonaceous ones, have been prepared for this purpose. In this paper, for the first time, the preparation, characterization, and sorption capability of Fe3O4-graphitized carbon black (mGCB) composite toward some compounds of environmental interest were investigated. The synthesized mGCB consisted of micrometric GCB particles with 55 m(2) g(-1) surface area bearing some carbonyl and hydroxyl functionalities and the surface partially decorated by Fe3O4 microparticles...
May 18, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515093/circulating-soluble-p-selectin-must-dimerize-to-promote-inflammation-and-coagulation-in-mice
#8
Sumith R Panicker, Padmaja Mehta-D'souza, Nan Zhang, Arkadiusz G Klopocki, Bojing Shao, Rodger P McEver
Leukocyte adhesion to P-selectin on activated platelets and endothelial cells induces shedding of the P-selectin ectodomain into the circulation. Plasma soluble P-selectin (sP-selectin) is elevated 3-4-fold in patients with cardiovascular disease. Circulating sP-selectin is thought to trigger signaling in leukocytes that directly contributes to inflammation and thrombosis. However, sP-selectin likely circulates as a monomer, and in vitro studies suggest that sP-selectin must dimerize to induce signaling in leukocytes...
May 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513999/microparticles-of-healthy-origins-improve-endothelial-progenitor-cell-dysfunction-via-microrna-transfer-in-an-atherosclerotic-hamster-model
#9
Nicoleta Alexandru, Eugen Andrei, Loredan Niculescu, Emanuel Dragan, Violeta Ristoiu, Adriana Georgescu
AIM: In this study we aimed: (1) to obtain and functionally characterize the cultures of late endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) from the animal blood; (2) to investigate the potential beneficial effects of circulating microparticles (MPs) of healthy origins on EPC dysfunctionality in atherosclerosis as well as involved mechanisms. METHODS: Late EPCs were obtained and expanded in culture from peripheral blood isolated from two animal groups: hypertensive-hyperlipidemic (HH) and control (C) hamsters...
May 17, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508913/digitally-encoded-silica-microparticles-for-multiplexed-nucleic-acid-detection
#10
Weiwei Xu, Chao Chen, Xiaodong Ma, Lihua Yuan, Shenquan Liu, Kexiao Zheng, Jiong Li
A robust high throughput suspension array was proposed to analyze biomolecules. To exploit its capacity for nucleic acid detection, we designed a multiplex nested asymmetric PCR (MNAS PCR) that can produce single stranded DNA (ssDNA) efficiently without complicated optimization. Multiplexed HPV genotyping was demonstrated with high selectivity, high sensitivity and rapid hybridization within 20 minutes.
May 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508252/anatomical-variants-in-prostate-artery-embolization-a-pictorial-essay
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Francisco Cesar Carnevale, Guilherme Rebello Soares, Andre Moreira de Assis, Airton Mota Moreira, Sardis Honoria Harward, Giovanni Guido Cerri
Prostate artery embolization (PAE) has emerged as a new treatment option for patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. The main challenges related to this procedure are navigating arteries with atherosclerosis and anatomical variations, and the potential risk of non-target embolization to pelvic structures due to the presence of collateral shunts and reflux of microparticles. Knowledge of classical vascular anatomy and the most common variations is essential for safe embolization, good clinical practice, and optimal outcomes...
May 15, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507706/ph-and-ligand-induced-release-of-loads-from-dna-acrylamide-hydrogel-microcapsules
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Wei-Ching Liao, Sivan Lilienthal, Jason S Kahn, Marianna Riutin, Yang Sung Sohn, Rachel Nechushtai, Itamar Willner
Herein, a method to construct stimuli-responsive DNA-acrylamide-based hydrogel microcapsules has been presented. This method involves the use of polyacrylamide chains modified with predesigned nucleic acid hairpin units and optionally single-strand tethers that provide the required hybridization and recognition functions to yield substrate-loaded stimuli-responsive hydrogel-based microcapsules. The synthesis of the microcapsules involves the loading of CaCO3 microparticles with the respective load substrates and the functionalization of the CaCO3 template particles with nucleic acid promoter units...
May 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505437/heteroaggregation-of-graphene-oxide-with-nanometer-and-micrometer-sized-hematite-colloids-influence-on-nanohybrid-aggregation-and-microparticle-sedimentation
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Yiping Feng, Xitong Liu, Khanh An Huynh, J Michael McCaffery, Liang Mao, Shixiang Gao, Kai Loon Chen
Heteroaggregation of graphene oxide (GO) with nanometer- and micrometer-sized hematite colloids, which are naturally present in aquatic systems, is investigated in this study. The heteroaggregation rates between GO and hematite nanoparticles (HemNPs) were quantified by dynamic light scattering, while the heteroaggregation between GO and micrometer-sized hematite particles (HemMPs) was examined through batch adsorption and sedimentation experiments. The heteroaggregation rates of GO with HemNPs first increased and then decreased with increasing GO/HemNP mass concentration ratios...
May 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501941/paracrine-release-of-il-2-and-anti-ctla-4-enhances-the-ability-of-artificial-polymer-antigen-presenting-cells-to-expand-antigen-specific-t-cells-and-inhibit-tumor-growth-in-a-mouse-model
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Lei Zhang, Limin Wang, Khawar Ali Shahzad, Tao Xu, Xin Wan, Weiya Pei, Chuanlai Shen
Accumulating evidence indicates that bead-based artificial antigen-presenting cells (aAPCs) are a powerful tool to induce antigen-specific T cell responses in vitro and in vivo. To date, most conventional aAPCs have been generated by coupling an antigen signal (signal 1) and one or two costimulatory signals, such as anti-CD28 with anti-LFA1 or anti-4-1BB (signal 2), onto the surfaces of cell-sized or nanoscale magnetic beads or polyester latex beads. The development of a biodegradable scaffold and the combined use of multiple costimulatory signals as well as third signals for putative clinical applications is the next step in the development of this technology...
May 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501199/developing-a-sensor-layer-for-the-optical-detection-of-amines-during-food-spoilage
#15
Cindy Schaude, Claudia Meindl, Eleonore Fröhlich, Jennifer Attard, Gerhard J Mohr
A colourimetric sensor layer has been developed for ammonia and biogenic amines. Amine exposure induces a traffic light colour change from green to red. Recognition is performed by a pH indicator dye, covalently immobilised onto cellulose microparticles. The sensor microparticles are embedded into food-grade silicone. Selectivity of the pH indicator dye towards gaseous amine is obtained by complete embedding of the sensor particles within the ion-impermeable silicone. A response time of 1.5h has been achieved, with a reverse response occurring after 20h...
August 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500654/altered-timing-of-riboflavin-and-ultraviolet-light-pathogen-inactivation-improves-platelet-in-vitro-quality
#16
Peter Schubert, Brankica Culibrk, Simrath Karwal, Katherine Serrano, Elena Levin, QiLong Yi, Thomas Thiele, Andreas Greinacher, Susanne Marschner, Dana V Devine
BACKGROUND: The platelet (PLT) storage lesion is in part caused by the collection and/or production process. Pathogen inactivation (PI) further accelerates its development leading to a reduced in vitro PLT functionality and hence quality. Although the treatment of PLT concentrates (PCs) with riboflavin and ultraviolet light PI should occur within 22 hours of collection, in this study the impact of treatment timing on in vitro PLT quality was investigated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Apheresis PCs were PI treated on the day of production or on Days 1, 3, or 4 of storage or left untreated as control...
May 12, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500171/platelet-microparticles-infiltrating-solid-tumors-transfer-mirnas-that-suppress-tumor-growth
#17
James V Michael, Jeremy G T Wurtzel, Guang Fen Mao, A Koneti Rao, Mikhail A Kolpakov, Abdelkarim Sabri, Nicholas E Hoffman, Sudarsan Rajan, Dhanendra Tomar, Muniswamy Madesh, Marvin T Nieman, Johnny Yu, Leonard C Edelstein, Jesse W Rowley, Andrew S Weyrich, Lawrence E Goldfinger
Platelet-derived microparticles (PMPs) are associated with enhancement of metastasis and poor cancer outcomes. Circulating PMPs transfer platelet microRNAs (miRNAs) to vascular cells. Solid tumor vasculature is highly permeable, allowing the possibility of PMP-tumor cell interaction. Here we show that PMPs infiltrate solid tumors in humans and mice and transfer platelet-derived RNA, including miRNAs, to tumor cells in vivo and in vitro, resulting in tumor cell apoptosis. MiR-24 was a major species in this transfer...
May 12, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499877/novel-superparamagnetic-micro-devices-based-on-magnetised-plga-pla-microparticles-obtained-by-supercritical-fluid-emulsion-and-coating-by-carboxybetaine-functionalised-chitosan-allowing-the-tuneable-release-of-therapeutics
#18
Cricchio Vincenzo, Mark Best, Ernesto Reverchon, Nicola Maffulli, Gary Phillips, Matteo Santin, Della Porta Giovanna
When superparamagnetic nanoparticles are loaded within micro-carriers of thermosensitive and injectable biopolymers, "smart" microdevices are obtained: they respond to an external magnetic field (EMF) through the release of any co-encapsulated molecules with a remote on-off control. Creating reliable and effective fabrication technologies for the production of these smart nano/micro-devices remains a challenge. In this work Supercritical Emulsion Extraction technology (SEE) is proposed for the fabrication of microcapsules with a core of poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) or poly-lactic acid (PLA) covered by carboxybetaine-functionalized chitosan (f-chi) and loaded with paramagnetic nanoparticles (MAG, mean size of 6...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499493/bifunctional-dentifrice-amorphous-polyphosphate-a-regeneratively-active-sealant-with-potent-anti-streptococcus-mutans-activity
#19
Werner E G Müller, Meik Neufurth, Maximilian Ackermann, Emad Tolba, Michael Korzhev, Shunfeng Wang, Qingling Feng, Heinz C Schröder, Xiaohong Wang
OBJECTIVE: In this study we demonstrate that inorganic polyphosphate (polyP) exhibits a dual protective effect on teeth: it elicits a strong antibacterial effect against the cariogenic bacterium Streptococcus mutans and, in form of amorphous calcium polyP microparticles (size of 100-400nm), it efficiently reseals cracks/fissures in the tooth enamel and dentin. METHODS: Three different formulations of amorphous polyP microparticles (Ca-polyP, Zn-polyP and Sr-polyP) were prepared...
May 9, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498353/heppar1-positive-circulating-microparticles-are-increased-in-subjects-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-predict-early-recurrence-after-liver-resection
#20
Valeria Abbate, Margherita Marcantoni, Felice Giuliante, Fabio M Vecchio, Ilaria Gatto, Caterina Mele, Antonio Saviano, Damiano Arciuolo, Eleonora Gaetani, Maria C Ferrari, Igor Giarretta, Francesco Ardito, Laura Riccardi, Alberto Nicoletti, Francesca R Ponziani, Antonio Gasbarrini, Maurizio Pompili, Roberto Pola
Circulating microparticles (MPs) are novel potential biomarkers in cancer patients. Their role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is under intensive investigation. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that MPs expressing the antigen HepPar1 are increased in the blood of subjects with HCC and may serve as markers of early recurrence after liver resection (LR). We studied 15 patients affected by HCC undergoing LR, and used flow cytometry to assess the number of circulating HepPar1+ MPs. Ten subjects without HCC (five with liver cirrhosis and five with healthy livers) were used as controls...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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