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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092385/visual-detection-of-multiple-genetically-modified-organisms-in-a-capillary-array
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Ning Shao, Jianwei Chen, Jiaying Hu, Rong Li, Dabing Zhang, Shujuan Guo, Junhou Hui, Peng Liu, Litao Yang, Sheng-Ce Tao
There is an urgent need for rapid, low-cost multiplex methodologies for the monitoring of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Here, we report a C[combining low line]apillary A[combining low line]rray-based L[combining low line]oop-mediated isothermal amplification for M[combining low line]ultiplex visual detection of nucleic acids (CALM) platform for the simple and rapid monitoring of GMOs. In CALM, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) primer sets are pre-fixed to the inner surface of capillaries...
January 16, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091953/fullerene-c60-penetration-into-leukemic-cells-and-its-photoinduced-cytotoxic-effects
#2
D Franskevych, K Palyvoda, D Petukhov, S Prylutska, I Grynyuk, C Schuetze, L Drobot, O Matyshevska, U Ritter
Fullerene C60 as a representative of carbon nanocompounds is suggested to be promising agent for application in photodynamic therapy due to its unique physicochemical properties. The goal of this study was to estimate the accumulation of fullerene C60 in leukemic cells and to investigate its phototoxic effect on parental and resistant to cisplatin leukemic cells. Stable homogeneous water colloid solution of pristine C60 with average 50-nm diameter of nanoparticles was used in experiments. Fluorescent labeled C60 was synthesized by covalent conjugation of C60 with rhodamine B isothiocyanate...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091662/self-assembly-optical-thermal-and-electrochemical-properties-of-bis-n-benzyl-perylene-diimide-dye
#3
Devrim Ozdal, Nur P Aydinlik, Jagadeesh B Bodapati, Huriye Icil
Flexible methylene containing N,N'-bis-(benzyl)-3,4,9,10-perylenebis(dicarboximide) (1) was synthesized. Self-assembled microstructures (hollow tubes, average length and width: 7.7 and 0.8 μm) of 1 were also prepared (T-1). Comparative studies of the optical, thermal and electrochemical properties of 1 and T-1 have been extensively carried out. The T-1 hallow tubes have shown extremely broad absorption in the near-infrared (300-800 nm) region (NIR) even in solution and intensified conductivity in the solid-state compared to 1...
January 16, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089285/thick-keratoconic-cornea-associated-with-posterior-polymorphous-corneal-dystrophy
#4
K Zaarour, E Slim, J Antoun, N Waked
INTRODUCTION: We herein report a case of bilateral unusually thick non-edematous keratoconic corneas with associated endothelial features of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD). CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 27-year-old myopic woman who presented for refractive surgery. Slit lamp exam showed bilateral corneal protrusion with diffuse deep stromal and endothelial vesicular opacities and small paracentral bands. Topography showed generalized advanced corneal steepening in both eyes with increased anterior and posterior central corneal elevations in comparison to the best fit sphere...
January 12, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089075/conjunctival-impression-cytology-evaluation-of-patients-with-dry-eye-disease-using-scleral-contact-lenses
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Sarah La Porta Weber, Rossen Mihaylov Hazarbassanov, Alex Nasaré, José Álvaro Pereira Gomes, Ana Luisa Hofling-Lima
PURPOSE: To evaluate conjunctival impression cytology and HLADR expression changes after wearing scleral contact lenses (ScCLs) for moderate to severe dry eye disease (DED). DESIGN: Prospective interventional case series. METHODS: Forty-one eyes from 25 patients with moderate to severe DED were evaluated for Esclera ScCL treatment. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and slit-lamp findings were assessed. Impression cytology specimens were obtained from DED patients at the baseline and after wearing ScCLs for 12 months...
January 6, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088841/intracellular-fate-of-ureaplasma-parvum-entrapped-by-host-cellular-autophagy
#6
Fumiko Nishiumi, Michinaga Ogawa, Yukiko Nakura, Yusuke Hamada, Masahiro Nakayama, Jiro Mitobe, Atsushi Hiraide, Norio Sakai, Makoto Takeuchi, Tamotsu Yoshimori, Itaru Yanagihara
Genital mycoplasmas, including Ureaplasma spp., are among the smallest human pathogenic bacteria and are associated with preterm birth. Electron microscopic observation of U. parvum showed that these prokaryotes have a regular, spherical shape with a mean diameter of 146 nm. U. parvum was internalized into HeLa cells by clathrin-mediated endocytosis and survived for at least 14 days around the perinuclear region. Intracellular U. parvum reached endosomes in HeLa cells labeled with EEA1, Rab7, and LAMP-1 within 1 to 3 hr...
January 15, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088238/lymph-node-pooling-a-feasible-and-efficient-method-of-lymph-node-molecular-staging-in-colorectal-carcinoma
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Natalia Rakislova, Carla Montironi, Iban Aldecoa, Eva Fernandez, Josep Antoni Bombi, Mireya Jimeno, Francesc Balaguer, Maria Pellise, Antoni Castells, Miriam Cuatrecasas
BACKGROUND: Pathologic lymph node staging is becoming a deficient method in the demanding molecular era. Nevertheless, the use of more sensitive molecular analysis for nodal staging is hampered by its high costs and extensive time requirements. Our aim is to take a step forward in colon cancer (CC) lymph node (LN) pathology diagnosis by proposing a feasible and efficient molecular method in routine practice using reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP). RESULTS: Molecular detection of tumor cytokeratin 19 (CK19) mRNA with RT-LAMP was performed in 3206 LNs from 188 CC patients using two methods: individual analysis of 1449 LNs from 102 patients (individual cohort), and pooled LN analysis of 1757 LNs from 86 patients (pooling cohort)...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087152/corrigendum-to-numerical-study-of-the-effects-of-lamp-configuration-and-reactor-wall-roughness-in-an-open-channel-water-disinfection-uv-reactor-chemosphere-155-2016-170-179
#8
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086864/direct-detection-of-falciparum-and-non-falciparum-malaria-dna-from-a-drop-of-blood-with-high-sensitivity-by-the-dried-lamp-system
#9
Kyoko Hayashida, Kiichi Kajino, Humphrey Simukoko, Martin Simuunza, Joseph Ndebe, Amos Chota, Boniface Namangala, Chihiro Sugimoto
BACKGROUND: Because of the low sensitivity of conventional rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria infections, the actual prevalence of the diseases, especially those caused by non-Plasmodium falciparum (non-Pf) species, in asymptomatic populations remain less defined in countries lacking in well-equipped facilities for accurate diagnoses. Our direct blood dry LAMP system (CZC-LAMP) was applied to the diagnosis of malaria as simple, rapid and highly sensitive method as an alternative for conventional RDTs in malaria endemic areas where laboratory resources are limited...
January 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086789/detection-of-plasmodium-knowlesi-plasmodium-falciparum-and-plasmodium-vivax-using-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-in-a-co-endemic-area-in-malaysia
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Kim A Piera, Ammar Aziz, Timothy William, David Bell, Iveth J González, Bridget E Barber, Nicholas M Anstey, Matthew J Grigg
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium knowlesi is the most common cause of malaria in Malaysia. However, microscopic diagnosis is inaccurate and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are insufficiently sensitive. PCR is sensitive and specific but not feasible at a district level. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) shows potential with only basic requirements. A commercially available LAMP assay, the Eiken Loopamp™ MALARIA Pan Detection kit, is sensitive for Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, but has not previously been evaluated for P...
January 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081383/inhibiting-effect-of-lithium-chloride-on-endotoxin-induced-uveitis-in-rats
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Shuo Yang, Shuo Yu, Xinli Liu, Jinyi Yu, Xiaosheng Zhang, Hong Lu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the anti-inflammatory effect of lithium chloride in endotoxin-induced uveitis. METHODS: A total of 200 Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: a control group; EIU group; LiCl-treated control group; and LiCl-treated lipopolysaccharide group. Clinical score, slit-lamp photography, hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining were used to determine the degree of inflammatory reaction. Level of glycogen synthase kinase3-beta and nuclear factor-kappa B p65 in iris-ciliary body was examined by western blot and RT-PCR...
January 12, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076459/evaluation-of-phenyl-propanedione-on-yellowing-and-chemical-mechanical-properties-of-experimental-dental-resin-based-materials
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Dayane Carvalho Ramos Salles de Oliveira, Eduardo José Souza-Junior, Adam Dobson, Ana Rosa Costa Correr, William Cunha Brandt, Mário Alexandre Coelho Sinhoreti
Objective: To evaluate the influence of phenyl-propanedione on yellowing and chemical-mechanical properties of experimental resin-based materials photoactivated using different light curing units (LCUs). Material and Methods: Experimental resin-based materials with the same organic matrix (60:40 wt% BisGMA:TEGDMA) were mechanically blended using a centrifugal mixing device. To this blend, different photoinitiator systems were added in equimolar concentrations with aliphatic amine doubled by wt%: 0...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074711/a-comparison-of-the-reliability-of-two-gene-targets-in-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assays-for-detecting-leptospiral-dna-in-canine-urine
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Fabio Gentilini, Renato Giulio Zanoni, Elisa Zambon, Maria Elena Turba
We compared 2 novel loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays that target either the 16S ribosomal RNA ( rrs) gene or the gene encoding a 32-kDa leptospiral lipoprotein ( lipL32) in order to assess the effect of the target on the accuracy of the LAMP assays. The most sensitive assay was the rrs assay with a limit of detection (LOD) of 1.2 × 10(1) genome equivalents per reaction. The novel lipL32 assay showed an LOD of 1.2 × 10(2) genome equivalents per reaction. Both assays showed adequate specificity when tested against a collection of bacteria commonly found in voided canine urine...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074538/ultrasound-biomicroscopy-and-tonometry-in-ophthalmologically-normal-pigeon-eyes
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Sangwan Park, Seonmi Kang, Jaegook Lim, Eunjin Park, Taekjin Nam, Seowoo Jeong, Kangmoon Seo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and tonometry in pigeons and to provide biometric reference ranges for normal pigeon eyes. ANIMALS STUDIED: Ten pigeons (Columba livia var. domestica) with ophthalmologically normal eyes. PROCEDURES: Ophthalmic examinations, including slit-lamp biomicroscopy and tonometry, were performed to confirm that the eyes were normal. UBM was then performed on the left eye. On each obtained image, the ciliary cleft (CC) length, CC width, and CC area, and iridocorneal angle (ICA) were measured...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073898/two-stage-isothermal-enzymatic-amplification-for-concurrent-multiplex-molecular-detection
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Jinzhao Song, Changchun Liu, Michael G Mauk, Shelley C Rankin, James B Lok, Robert M Greenberg, Haim H Bau
BACKGROUND: The wide array of pathogens responsible for infectious diseases makes it difficult to identify causative pathogens with single-plex tests. Although multiplex PCR detects multiple targets, it is restricted to centralized laboratories, which delays test results or makes multiplexing unavailable, depriving healthcare providers of critical, real-time information. METHODS: To address the need for point-of-care (POC) highly multiplexed tests, we propose the 2-stage, nested-like, rapid (<40 min) isothermal amplification assay, dubbed rapid amplification (RAMP)...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073413/-cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE
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M J Jiao, L Zhou, F Ren, Y D Wang, C Shen, Z P Duan, C Y Zhao
Objective: To investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory effect of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα). Methods: Firstly, bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) were randomly divided into control group, LPS group, WY14643 10 μmol/L group, WY14643 25 μmol/L group, and WY14643 50 μmol/L group using a random number table. Secondly, BMDMs were randomly divided into LPS group, WY14643+LPS group, and 3-MA+WY14643+LPS group. Primary BMDMs were stimulated by LPS (20 ng/ml) to establish the cellular model of inflammation...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070163/development-of-reverse-transcription-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-for-simple-and-rapid-detection-of-promyelocytic-leukemia-retinoic-acid-receptor-%C3%AE-mrna
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Yuki Hashimoto, Yuki Hatayama, Nao Kojima, Shota Morishita, Satoko Matsumoto, Yuzuru Hosoda, Ayako Hara, Toru Motokura
BACKGROUND: Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a disease characterized by expression of Promyelocytic Leukemia-Retinoic Acid Receptor α (PML-RARα) chimeric mRNA. Although APL is curable, early death due to hemorrhage is a major problem. Here, we report the development of a simple and rapid diagnostic method for APL based on reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP). METHODS: An RT-LAMP primer set was designed to detect three types of PML-RARα mRNA in a single reaction...
December 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068642/optimization-of-photocatalytic-degradation-of-biodiesel-using-tio2-h2o2-by-experimental-design
#18
Elizangela Ambrosio, Diego L Lucca, Maicon H B Garcia, Maísa T F de Souza, Thábata K F de S Freitas, Renata P de Souza, Jesuí V Visentainer, Juliana C Garcia
This study reports on the investigation of the photodegradation of biodiesel (B100) in contact with water using TiO2/H2O2. The TiO2 was characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), pH point of zero charge (pHpzc) and textural analysis. The results of the experiments were fitted to a quadratic polynomial model developed using response surface methodology (RSM) to optimize the parameters. Using the three factors, three levels, and the Box-Behnken design of experiment technique, 15 sets of experiments were designed considering the effective ranges of the influential parameters...
January 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068446/change-of-capsulotomy-over-1-year-in-femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-surgery-and-its-impact-on-visual-quality
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Christophe Panthier, Florent Costantini, Jean Claude Rigal-Sastourné, Antoine Brézin, Chadi Mehanna, Mikael Guedj, Dominique Monnet
PURPOSE: To compare the shape of the capsulotomy, its change, and its impact on visual quality over 1 year using the femtosecond laser system from the manual technique. METHODS: In this two-center cross-sectional study from May 2012 to June 2013, each patient had femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery in one eye (FLACS group) and conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery in the other eye (CPCS group). An evaluation of the capsulotomy was performed using retroillumination slit-lamp photographs at 7 days, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067489/fluorescent-strips-of-electrospun-fibers-for-ratiometric-sensing-of-serum-heparin-and-urine-trypsin
#20
Long Zhao, Tao Wang, Qiang Wu, Yuan Liu, Zhoujiang Chen, Xiaohong Li
"Turn-on" or "turn off" probes remain challenges in the establishmwnt of sensitive, easily operated and reliable methods for in situ monitoring bioactive substances. In the current study, electrospun fibrous strips are designed to provide straightforward observations of ratiometric color changes with naked eyes in the presence of serum heparin or urine trypsin. A tetraphenylethene (TPE) derivative is constructed and, along with phloxine B, is grafted on fibers, followed by protamine adsorption to induce static quenching of phloxine B and aggregation-induced emission of the TPE derivative...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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