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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645097/raman-spectroscopy-differentiates-between-sensitive-and-resistant-multiple-myeloma-cell-lines
#1
Domenico Franco, Sebastiano Trusso, Enza Fazio, Alessandro Allegra, Caterina Musolino, Antonio Speciale, Francesco Cimino, Antonella Saija, Fortunato Neri, Marco S Nicolò, Salvatore P P Guglielmino
Current methods for identifying neoplastic cells and discerning them from their normal counterparts are often nonspecific and biologically perturbing. Here, we show that single-cell micro-Raman spectroscopy can be used to discriminate between resistant and sensitive multiple myeloma cell lines based on their highly reproducible biomolecular spectral signatures. In order to demonstrate robustness of the proposed approach, we used two different cell lines of multiple myeloma, namely MM.1S and U266B1, and their counterparts MM...
June 15, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645073/analysis-of-ldlr-variants-from-homozygous-fh-patients-carrying-multiple-mutations-in-the-ldlr-gene
#2
Long Jiang, Asier Benito-Vicente, Ling Tang, Aitor Etxebarria, Wei Cui, Kepa B Uribe, Xiao-Dong Pan, Helena Ostolaza, Shi-Wei Yang, Yu-Jie Zhou, Cesar Martin, Lu-Ya Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant disease with widespread global prevalence that partially accounts for the high prevalence of premature coronary heart disease. Although the majority of research on FH has focused on single heterozygous LDLR mutations, there have been limited reports of double LDLR mutations on the same chromosome. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the clinical consequences of the presence of multiple mutations in the LDLR gene...
June 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645043/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-behavior-of-dna-tetrahedrons-as-tumor-targeting-nanocarriers-for-doxorubicin-delivery
#3
Ji Hee Kang, Kyoung-Ran Kim, Hyukjin Lee, Dae-Ro Ahn, Young Tag Ko
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a versatile material with high applicability and inherent biocompatibility. L-DNA, the perfect mirror form of the naturally occurring D-DNA, has been used in DNA nanotechnology. It has thermodynamically identical properties to D-DNA, is capable of self-assembly and bio-orthogonal base-pairing, and is resistant to nuclease activity. We previously constructed an L-DNA tetrahedron (L-Td) and found that this nanostructure has remarkably higher capacity for cell penetration than its natural counterpart (D-Td)...
June 16, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644898/spatio-temporal-orientation-of-microtubules-controls-conical-cell-shape-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-petals
#4
Huibo Ren, Xie Dang, Xianzhi Cai, Peihang Yu, Yajun Li, Shanshan Zhang, Menghong Liu, Binqing Chen, Deshu Lin
The physiological functions of epidermal cells are largely determined by their diverse morphologies. Most flowering plants have special conical-shaped petal epidermal cells that are thought to influence light capture and reflectance, and provide pollinator grips, but the molecular mechanisms controlling conical cell shape remain largely unknown. Here, we developed a live-confocal imaging approach to quantify geometric parameters of conical cells in Arabidopsis thaliana (A.thaliana). Through genetic screens, we identified katanin (KTN1) mutants showing a phenotype of decreased tip sharpening of conical cells...
June 23, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644388/cellular-uptake-and-delivery-dependent-effects-of-tb-3-doped-hydroxyapatite-nanorods
#5
Yan Wei, Ying He, Xiyu Li, Haifeng Chen, Xuliang Deng
With the increasing interest in hydroxyapatite (HA) nanostructures for use in biomedicine, the systematic evaluation of their potential effects on biological systems is becoming critically important. In this work, we report the in vitro cellular uptake, in vivo tissue distributions and toxicity of Tb(3+)-doped HA (HA-Tb) after short-, intermediate-, and long-term exposure. Transmission electron microscopy analysis indicated that HA-Tb was taken up by cells via vesicle endocytosis. Cell proliferation and cytotoxicity assay, combined with confocal laser scanning microscopy, indicated excellent cell viability with no changes in cell morphology at the examined doses...
June 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643906/in-vitro-evaluation-of-surface-properties-of-pro-seal-%C3%A2-and-opal-%C3%A2-seal-tm-in-preventing-white-spot-lesions
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T S Premaraj, N Rohani, D Covey, S Premaraj
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the surface properties of two commercially available sealants (Pro Seal(®) (PS) and Opal(®) Seal(TM) (OS)) in terms of fluoride(F) release, biofilm formation of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus and the ability to resist acid penetration. SETTING: University of Nebraska Medical Center. MATERIAL & METHODS: Discs of similar diameter and thickness were made from OS and PS. Discs were soaked in double-distilled water, and F released was measured with fluoride meter daily for 14 consecutive days, then at 21 and 28 days...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643380/microscopy-visualisation-confirms-multi-species-biofilms-are-ubiquitous-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#7
Khalid Johani, Matthew Malone, Slade Jensen, Iain Gosbell, Hugh Dickson, Honhua Hu, Karen Vickery
Increasing evidence within the literature has identified the presence of biofilms in chronic wounds and proposed that they contribute to delayed wound healing. This research aimed to investigate the presence of biofilm in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) using microscopy and molecular approaches and define if these are predominantly mono- or multi-species. Secondary objectives were to correlate wound observations against microscopy results in ascertaining if clinical cues are useful in detecting wound biofilm. DFU tissue specimens were obtained from 65 subjects...
June 23, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641615/-expression-and-asymmetric-division-of-numb-in-leukemia-cell-k562-line
#8
Zheng Li, Huan Li, Yi-Hui Li, Ying-Xi Xu, Hai-Yan Xing, Ke-Jing Tang, Zheng Tian, Min Wang, Qing Rao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of asymmetric division in leukemia cells through detection of expression and asymmetric division of Numb in differentiated and undifferentiated K562 cells. METHODS: Firstly, Hemin was used to induce K562 cell differentiation, and the expression of Numb was detected by the real-time quantitative RT-PCR and flow cytometry. After K562 cells were synchronized by nocodazole, the Numb protein was labeled by immunohistochemical staining, followed by the determination of the terminally differentiated cells through confocal microscopy...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641610/-biological-characteristics-of-microvesicles-secreted-by-human-peripheral-blood-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#9
Chen Liang, Jun-Hui Wang, Lei Deng, Lu Wang, Yi Wang, Ya-Jing Huang, Tie-Qiang Liu, Bo Cai, Hong-Li Zuo, Qi-Yun Sun, Jian-Hui Qiao, Chang-Lin Yu, Kai-Xun Hu, Hui-Sheng Ai, Mei Guo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of microvesicles(MV) isolated from human peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cells(PB-HSC) on immune regulation and hematopoiesis. METHODS: PB-HSCs were separated by density-gradient centrifugation and cultrued. The supernatants of PB-HSC at 48 h were harvested for isolation and purification of MV by using ultracentrifugation. The electron microscopy was used to observe the morphology of MV. The protein level in MV was quantified through bicinchoninic acid(BCA) protein assay...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641204/towards-dosimetry-for-photodynamic-diagnosis-with-the-low-level-dose-of-photosensitizer
#10
Igor Buzalewicz, Iwona Hołowacz, Agnieszka Ulatowska-Jarża, Halina Podbielska
BACKGROUND: Contemporary medicine does not concern the issue of dosimetry in photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) but follows the photosensitizer (PS) producers recommendation. Most preclinical and clinical PDD studies indicate a considerable variation in the possibility of visualization and treatment, as e.g. in case of cervix lesions. Although some of these variations can be caused by the different histological subtypes or various tumor geometries, the issue of varying PS concentration in the tumor tissue volume is definitely an important factor...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640814/a-novel-algorithm-identifies-stress-induced-alterations-in-mitochondrial-connectivity-and-inner-membrane-structure-from-confocal-images
#11
Mathieu Ouellet, Gérald Guillebaud, Valerie Gervais, David Lupien St-Pierre, Marc Germain
Mitochondria exist as a highly interconnected network that is exquisitely sensitive to variations in nutrient availability, as well as a large array of cellular stresses. Changes in length and connectivity of this network, as well as alterations in the mitochondrial inner membrane (cristae), regulate cell fate by controlling metabolism, proliferation, differentiation, and cell death. Given the key roles of mitochondrial dynamics, the process by which mitochondria constantly fuse and fragment, the measure of mitochondrial length and connectivity provides crucial information on the health and activity of various cell populations...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640518/a-carborane-containing-fluorophore-as-a-stain-of-cellular-lipid-droplets
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Andrew Wu, Jacek L Kolanowski, Badwi B Boumelhem, Kylie Yang, Rebecca Lee, Amandeep Kaur, Stuart T Fraser, Elizabeth J New, Louis M Rendina
The use of fluorescent markers and probes greatly enhances biological investigations but relies on the provision of an array of fluorophores with diverse properties. Herein we report a novel carborane-containing coumarin, 5, which is sufficiently lipophilic to localise in cellular lipid droplets. In non-polar solvents which show comparable polarities to those of a lipid environment, compound 5 exhibits a fluorescence quantum yield two orders of magnitude greater than found in aqueous solvents, adding a further degree of selectivity to lipid droplet imaging...
June 22, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640302/influence-of-substituents-on-dna-and-protein-binding-of-cyclometalated-ir-iii-complexes-and-anticancer-activity
#13
Sujay Mukhopadhyay, Roop Shikha Singh, Rajendra Prasad Paitandi, Gunjan Sharma, Biplob Koch, Daya Shankar Pandey
Synthesis of terpyridyl based ligands 3-([2,2':6',2''-terpyridin]-4'-yl)-7-methoxy-2-(methylthio)-quinolone, (L1); 3-([2,2':6',2''-terpyridin]-4'-yl)-6-methoxyquinolin-2(1H)-one, (L2); 3-([2,2'-:6',2''-terpyridin]-4'-yl)-6-methylquinolin-2(1H)-one (L3) and cyclometalated iridium(iii) complexes [[Ir(ppy)2L1](+)PF6(-) (1), [Ir(ppy)2L2](+)PF6(-) (2), [Ir(ppy)2L3](+)PF6(-) (3) (2-phenylpyridine = Hppy)] involving these ligands has been described. The ligands L1-L3 and complexes 1-3 have been thoroughly characterized by elemental analyses, spectral studies (IR, (1)H, (13)C NMR, UV/vis and fluorescence) ESI-MS, and the structure of 3 has been unambiguously authenticated by single crystal X-ray analyses...
June 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639245/biofilm-forming-ability-and-clonality-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-strains-isolated-from-urine-samples-and-urinary-catheters-in-different-european-hospitals
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Claudia Vuotto, Filipa Grosso, Francesca Longo, Maria Pia Balice, Mariana Carvalho de Barros, Luisa Peixe, Gianfranco Donelli
OBJECTIVE: Biofilm formation has been associated with the persistence of Acinetobacter baumannii in hospital settings and its propensity to cause infection. We investigated the adhesion ability and clonality of 128 A. baumannii isolates recovered from urine and urinary catheters of patients admitted to 5 European hospitals during 1991-2013. METHODS: Isolates identification was confirmed by rpoB sequencing and by the presence of blaOXA-51. The presence of carbapenemases was detected by PCR...
June 22, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638660/analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-of-immune-related-dry-eye
#15
Hua Wang, Ping-Bao Wang, Ting Chen, Jing Zou, Ya-Jia Li, Xu-Fang Ran, Qiang-Xiang Li
AIM: To discuss the clinical characteristics of immune-related dry eye. METHODS: Simple dry eye (SDE) group: we selected 224 patients of simple dry eye with no systemic lesions. Immune-related dry eye (IRDE) group: we selected 207 patients of dry eye complicated with immune system diseases, including 70 cases of Sjögren's syndrome (SS), 72 cases of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and 65 cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The classification of all patients was performed...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638095/mitochondria-localization-induced-self-assembly-of-peptide-amphiphiles-for-cellular-dysfunction
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M T Jeena, L Palanikumar, Eun Min Go, Inhye Kim, Myoung Gyun Kang, Seonik Lee, Sooham Park, Huyeon Choi, Chaekyu Kim, Seon-Mi Jin, Sung Chul Bae, Hyun Woo Rhee, Eunji Lee, Sang Kyu Kwak, Ja-Hyoung Ryu
Achieving spatiotemporal control of molecular self-assembly associated with actuation of biological functions inside living cells remains a challenge owing to the complexity of the cellular environments and the lack of characterization tools. We present, for the first time, the organelle-localized self-assembly of a peptide amphiphile as a powerful strategy for controlling cellular fate. A phenylalanine dipeptide (FF) with a mitochondria-targeting moiety, triphenyl phosphonium (Mito-FF), preferentially accumulates inside mitochondria and reaches the critical aggregation concentration to form a fibrous nanostructure, which is monitored by confocal laser scanning microscopy and transmission electron microscopy...
June 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638049/immunomodulatory-effects-of-nanoparticles-on-skin-allergy
#17
Samreen Jatana, Brian C Palmer, Sarah J Phelan, Lisa A DeLouise
In recent years there has been considerable effort to understand the interaction of nanomaterials with the skin. In this study we use an in vivo mouse model of allergic contact dermatitis to investigate how nanoparticles (NPs) may alter allergic responses in skin. We investigate a variety of NPs that vary in size, charge and composition. Results show that small (<200 nm) negative and neutral charged NPs exhibit an immunosuppressive effect but that positively charged NPs do not. Confocal imaging suggests positively charged NPs may penetrate skin to a lesser extent and thereby are less able interact with and alter the local immune responses...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637874/direct-demonstration-of-a-neonatal-fc-receptor-fcrn-driven-endosomal-sorting-pathway-for-cellular-recycling-of-albumin
#18
Esben G W Schmidt, Michael L Hvam, Filipa Antunes, Jason Cameron, Dorthe Viuff, Birgitte Andersen, Nanna N Kristensen, Kenneth A Howard
Albumin is the most abundant plasma protein involved in the transport of many compounds, such as fatty acids, bilirubin, and heme. The endothelial cellular neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) has been suggested to play a central role in maintaining the high albumin plasma levels through a cellular recycling pathway. However, direct mapping of this process is still lacking. This work presents the use of wild type and engineered recombinant albumins with either decreased or increased FcRn affinity in combination with a low or high FcRn-expressing endothelium cell line to clearly define the FcRn involvement, intracellular pathway and kinetics of albumin trafficking by flow cytometry, quantitative confocal microscopy, and an albumin-recycling assay...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637675/structure-functional-aspects-of-the-human-riboflavin-transporter-3-slc52a3-role-of-the-predicted-glycosylation-and-substrate-interacting-sites
#19
Veedamali S Subramanian, Subrata Subai, Trevor Teafatiller, Jennifer A Bohl, Hamid M Said
The human riboflavin (RF) transporter-3 (hRFVT-3; product of the SLC52A3 gene) plays an essential role in the intestinal RF absorption process and is expressed exclusively at the apical membrane domain of polarized enterocytes. Previous studies have characterized different physiological/biological aspects of this transporter, but nothing is known about the glycosylation status of the hRFVT-3 protein and role of this modification in its physiology/biology. Additionally, little is known about the residues in the hRFVT-3 protein that interact with the ligand, RF...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636820/experimental-and-theoretical-study-of-ionic-pair-dissociation-in-lithium-ion-linear-polyethyleneimine-polyacrylonitrile-blend-for-solid-polymer-electrolytes
#20
Fernando Pignanelli, Mariano Romero, Ricardo Faccio, Álvaro W Mombrú
Herein, we report the preparation and characterization of novel polymeric blend between linear polyethylene imine (PEI) and polyacrylonitrile (PAN), with the purpose to facilitate the dissociation of lithium perchlorate salt (LiClO4) and thus to enhance Li-ion transport. It is a joint theoretical and experimental procedure for evaluating and thus demonstrating, the lithium salt dissociation. The procedure implies the correlation between theoretical pair distribution function (PDF) and conventional X-rays diffraction (XRD) by means of molecular dynamics (MD) approach...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
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