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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917753/nuclear-forensics-investigation-of-morphological-signatures-in-the-thermal-decomposition-of-uranyl-peroxide
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Ian J Schwerdt, Adam Olsen, Robert Lusk, Sean Heffernan, Michael Klosterman, Bryce Collins, Sean Martinson, Trenton Kirkham, Luther W McDonald
The analytical techniques typically utilized in a nuclear forensic investigation often provide limited information regarding the process history and production conditions of interdicted nuclear material. In this study, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis of the surface morphology of amorphous-UO3 samples calcined at 250, 300, 350, 400, and 450°C from uranyl peroxide was performed to determine if the morphology was indicative of the synthesis route and thermal history for the samples. Thermogravimetic analysis-mass spectrometry (TGA-MS) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were used to correlate transitions in the calcined material to morphological transformations...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917048/imaging-of-selenium-by-laser-ablation-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry-la-icp-ms-in-2-d-electrophoresis-gels-and-biological-tissues
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Elisa Castañeda Santa Cruz, J Susanne Becker, J Sabine Becker, Alessandra Sussulini
Selenium and selenoproteins are important components of living organisms that play a role in different biological processes. Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) is a powerful analytical technique that has been employed to obtain distribution maps of selenium in biological tissues in a direct manner, as well as in selenoproteins, previously separated by their molecular masses and isoelectric points using two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-D PAGE). In this chapter, we present the protocols to perform LA-ICP-MS imaging experiments, allowing the distribution visualization and determination of selenium and/or selenoproteins in biological systems...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915935/secondary-ion-mass-spectrometry-the-application-in-the-analysis-of-atmospheric-particulate-matter
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REVIEW
Di Huang, Xin Hua, Guang-Li Xiu, Yong-Jie Zheng, Xiao-Ying Yu, Yi-Tao Long
Currently, considerable attention has been paid to atmospheric particulate matter (PM) investigation due to its importance in human health and global climate change. Surface characterization, single particle analysis and depth profiling of PM is important for a better understanding of its formation processes and predicting its impact on the environment and human being. Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) is a surface technique with high surface sensitivity, high spatial resolution chemical imaging and unique depth profiling capabilities...
October 9, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914197/characterization-of-inherent-particles-and-mechanism-of-thermal-stress-induced-particle-formation-in-hsv-2-viral-vaccine-candidate
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Lillian Li, Marina Kirkitadze, Kamaljit Bhandal, Cristopher Roque, Eric Yang, Bruce Carpick, Nausheen Rahman
BACKGROUND: Vaccine formulations may contain visible and/or subvisible particles, which can vary in both size and morphology. Extrinsic particles, which are particles not part of the product such as foreign contaminants, are generally considered undesirable and should be eliminated or controlled in injectable products. However, biological products, in particular vaccines, may also contain particles that are inherent to the product. Here we focus on the characterization of visible and subvisible particles in a live, replication-deficient viral vaccine candidate against HSV genital herpes in an early developmental stage...
September 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913971/chemical-functionalization-strategies-and-intracellular-applications-of-nanobodies
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Dominik Schumacher, Jonas Helma, Anselm F L Schneider, Heinrich Leonhardt, Christian Hackenberger
Nanobodies can be considered as next-generation life science tools for the recognition and modulation of antigens that are inaccessible to conventional antibodies. Due to their compact structure and high stability, nanobodies see frequent usage in basic research. Their chemical functionalization facilitates powerful diagnostic tools and opens the way towards promising therapeutic applications. In this review, central aspects of nanobody functionalization are given together with selected applications in molecular cell biology...
September 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913742/automated-morphological-and-morphometric-analysis-of-mass-spectrometry-imaging-data-application-to-biomarker-discovery
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Gaël Picard de Muller, Rima Ait-Belkacem, David Bonnel, Rémi Longuespée, Jonathan Stauber
Mass spectrometry imaging datasets are mostly analyzed in terms of average intensity in regions of interest. However, biological tissues have different morphologies with several sizes, shapes, and structures. The important biological information, contained in this highly heterogeneous cellular organization, could be hidden by analyzing the average intensities. Finding an analytical process of morphology would help to find such information, describe tissue model, and support identification of biomarkers. This study describes an informatics approach for the extraction and identification of mass spectrometry image features and its application to sample analysis and modeling...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912723/increased-hemodynamic-load-in-early-embryonic-stages-alters-myofibril-and-mitochondrial-organization-in-the-myocardium
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Madeline Midgett, Claudia S López, Larry David, Alina Maloyan, Sandra Rugonyi
Normal blood flow is essential for proper heart formation during embryonic development, as abnormal hemodynamic load (blood pressure and shear stress) results in cardiac defects seen in congenital heart disease (CHD). However, the detrimental remodeling processes that relate altered blood flow to cardiac malformation and defects remain unclear. Heart development is a finely orchestrated process with rapid transformations that occur at the tissue, cell, and subcellular levels. Myocardial cells play an essential role in cardiac tissue maturation by aligning in the direction of stretch and increasing the number of contractile units as hemodynamic load increases throughout development...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905634/fourier-transform-infrared-and-laser-ablation-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry-imaging-of-cerebral-ischemia-combined-analysis-of-rat-brain-thin-cuts-towards-improved-tissue-classification
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Anna Balbekova, Hans Lohninger, Geralda A F Tilborg, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Maximilian Bonta, Andreas Limbeck, Bernhard Lendl, Khalid Al-Saad, Mohamed Ali, Minja Celikic, Johannes Ofner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904294/assessment-of-amiodarone-induced-phospholipidosis-in-chimeric-mice-with-a-humanized-liver
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Seigo Sanoh, Yuto Yamachika, Yuka Tamura, Yaichiro Kotake, Yasumi Yoshizane, Yuji Ishida, Chise Tateno, Shigeru Ohta
It is important to consider susceptibility to drug-induced toxicity between animals and humans. Chimeric mice with a humanized liver are expected to predict hepatotoxicity in humans. Drug-induced phospholipidosis (DIPL), in which phospholipids accumulate, is a known entity. In this study, we examined whether chimeric mice can reveal species differences in DIPL. Changes in various phosphatidylcholine (PhC) molecules were investigated in the liver of chimeric mice after administering amiodarone, which induces phospholipidosis...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901122/correlative-microscopy-combining-secondary-ion-mass-spectrometry-and-electron-microscopy-comparison-of-intensity-hue-saturation-and-laplace-pyramid-methods-for-image-fusion
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Florian Vollnhals, Jean-Nicolas Audinot, Tom Wirtz, Muriel Mercier-Bonin, Isabelle Fourquaux, Birgit Schroeppel, Udo Kraushaar, Varda Lev-Ram, Mark H Ellisman, Santhana Eswara
Correlative microscopy combining various imaging modalities offers powerful insights to obtain a comprehensive understanding of physical, chemical and biological phenomena. In this article, we investigate two approaches for image-fusion in the context of combining the inherently lower-resolution chemical images obtained using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) with the high-resolution ultrastructural images obtained using Electron Microscopy (EM). We evaluate the image fusion methods with three different case-studies selected to broadly represent the typical samples in life science research: (i) histology (unlabeled tissue), (ii) nanotoxicology, and (iii) metabolism (isotopically labelled tissue)...
September 13, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900252/profiling-of-the-metabolic-transcriptome-via-single-molecule-molecular-inversion-probes
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Tessa de Bitter, Carlijn van de Water, Corina van den Heuvel, Carolien Zeelen, Astrid Eijkelenboom, Bastiaan Tops, Egbert Oosterwijk, Dimitar Kolev, Peter Mulders, Mark Ter Laan, Sanne van Lith, William Leenders
Cancer-specific metabolic alterations are of high interest as therapeutic targets. These alterations vary between tumor types, and to employ metabolic targeting to its fullest potential there is a need for robust methods that identify candidate targetable metabolic pathways in individual cancers. Currently, such methods include (13)C-tracing studies and mass spectrometry/ magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging. Due to high cost and complexity, such studies are restricted to a research setting. We here present the validation of a novel technique of metabolic profiling, based on multiplex targeted next generation sequencing of RNA with single molecule molecular inversion probes (smMIPs), designed to measure activity of and mutations in genes that encode metabolic enzymes...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894190/novel-detection-of-post-translational-modifications-in-human-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-after-chronic-alcohol-exposure-role-of-inflammation-regulator-h4k12ac
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Tiyash Parira, Gloria Figueroa, Alejandra Laverde, Gianna Casteleiro, Mario E Gomez Hernandez, Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Marisela Agudelo
Previous reports on epigenetic mechanisms involved in alcohol abuse have focus on hepatic and neuronal regions, leaving the immune system and specifically monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MDDCs) understudied. Our lab has previously shown histone deacetylases are modulated in cells derived from alcohol users and after in vitro acute alcohol treatment of human MDDCs. In the current study, we developed a novel screening tool using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (MALDI-FT-ICR MS) and single cell imaging flow cytometry to detect post-translational modifications (PTMs) in human MDDCs due to chronic alcohol exposure...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893404/3d-quantitative-chemical-imaging-of-tissues-by-spectromics
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REVIEW
Cyril Petibois
Mid-infrared (IR), Raman, and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy methods, as well as mass spectrometry (MS), can be used for 3D chemical imaging. These techniques offer an invaluable opportunity to access chemical features of biological samples in a nonsupervised way. The global chemical information they provide enables the exploitation of a large array of chemical species or parameters, so-called 'spectromics'. Extracting chemical data from spectra is critical for the high-quality chemical analysis of biosamples...
September 8, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893315/heterogeneous-drug-penetrance-of-veliparib-and-carboplatin-measured-in-triple-negative-breast-tumors
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Imke H Bartelink, Brendan Prideaux, Gregor Krings, Lisa Wilmes, Pei Rong Evelyn Lee, Pan Bo, Byron Hann, Jean-Philippe Coppé, Diane Heditsian, Lamorna Swigart-Brown, Ella F Jones, Sergey Magnitsky, Ron J Keizer, Niels de Vries, Hilde Rosing, Nela Pawlowska, Scott Thomas, Mallika Dhawan, Rahul Aggarwal, Pamela N Munster, Laura J Esserman, Weiming Ruan, Alan H B Wu, Douglas Yee, Véronique Dartois, Radojka M Savic, Denise M Wolf, Laura van 't Veer
BACKGROUND: Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi), coupled to a DNA damaging agent is a promising approach to treating triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). However, not all patients respond; we hypothesize that non-response in some patients may be due to insufficient drug penetration. As a first step to testing this hypothesis, we quantified and visualized veliparib and carboplatin penetration in mouse xenograft TNBCs and patient blood samples. METHODS: MDA-MB-231, HCC70 or MDA-MB-436 human TNBC cells were implanted in 41 beige SCID mice...
September 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890866/improving-brain-delivery-of-biomolecules-via-bbb-modulation-in-mouse-and-rat-detection-using-mri-nirf-and-mass-spectrometry
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Kavisha R Ulapane, Ngoc On, Paul Kiptoo, Todd D Williams, Donald W Miller, Teruna J Siahaan
There is an urgent need to develop new and alternative methods to deliver functional biomolecules to the brain for diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases. The goal of this study was to evaluate the activity of blood-brain barrier (BBB) modulators (i.e., HAV and ADT peptides) to deliver functional biomolecules (i.e., galbumin, IRdye800cw-cLABL, and cIBR7) to the brains of mice and rats. HAV6, cHAVc3, and ADTC5 peptides but not HAV4 peptide significantly enhanced the brain delivery of 65 kDa galbumin compared to control in Balb/c mice as quantified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
2017: Nanotheranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889361/brevibacillus-laterosporus-isolated-from-the-digestive-tract-of-honeybees-has-high-antimicrobial-activity-and-promotes-growth-and-productivity-of-honeybee-s-colonies
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Jamal M Khaled, Fahd A Al-Mekhlafi, Ramzi A Mothana, Naiyf S Alharbi, Khalid E Alzaharni, Anwar H Sharafaddin, Shine Kadaikunnan, Ahmed S Alobaidi, Noofal I Bayaqoob, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Giovanni Benelli
The development of novel antimicrobial drugs, as well as the discovery of novel compounds able to promote honeybee's growth, represents major challenges for modern entomology. The main aim of this study was to investigate whether Brevibacillus laterosporus isolated from the digestive tract of Saudi honeybees, Apis mellifera, was able to stimulate colony strength parameters of honeybees and to evaluate its ability to produce antimicrobial agents. Honeybees were collected in Dirab, Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia, and microorganisms were isolated and identified by 16S ribosomal RNA analysis...
September 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887978/neuro-differentiated-ntera2-cancer-stem-cells-encapsulated-in-alginate-beads-first-evidence-of-biological-functionality
#17
Ilaria Cacciotti, Claudia Ceci, Alessandra Bianco, Giuseppa Pistritto
The present communication investigates an application of alginate encapsulation technology to the differentiation of the embryonic cancer stem NTera2 cells (NT2) into dopamine-producing cells. The encapsulation of cells in polymeric beads allows their immune isolation and makes them eligible for transplantation, thus representing a promising biotech tool for the delivery of biologically active compounds to the brain. The polysaccharide alginate is one of the most commonly used material for this procedure since it is well tolerated by various tissues, including the brain...
December 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886807/proteomic-mass-spectrometry-imaging-for-skin-cancer-diagnosis
#18
REVIEW
Rossitza Lazova, Erin H Seeley
Mass spectrometry imaging can be successfully used for skin cancer diagnosis, particularly for the diagnosis of challenging melanocytic lesions. This method analyzes proteins within benign and malignant melanocytic tumor cells and, based on their differences, which constitute a unique molecular signature of 5 to 20 proteins, can render a diagnosis of benign nevus versus malignant melanoma. Mass spectrometry imaging may assist in the differentiation between metastases and nevi as well as between proliferative nodules in nevi and melanoma arising in a nevus...
October 2017: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884851/-bottom-up-in-situ-proteomic-differentiation-of-human-and-non-human-haemoglobins-for-forensic-purposes-by-maldi-tof-ms-ms
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K P Kirkbride, S Kamanna, J Henry, N Voelcker, A Linacre
RATIONALE: The detection and identification of human blood on crime-related items are of particular relevance to many investigations because shed blood can provide evidence of violent contact between individuals. However, for any detection and identification technique, specificity is a critical performance characteristic to assess; that is, whether the technique has the capability to differentiate between human blood (which usually is of relevance to a criminal investigation) and non-human blood (which usually would not be associated with a crime but may be detected incidentally)...
September 8, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880263/lrp6-is-identified-as-a-potential-prognostic-marker-for-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-via-maldi-ims
#20
Yao Yuan, Xiaoyan Xie, Yuchen Jiang, Zihao Wei, Peiqi Wang, Fangman Chen, Xinyi Li, Chongkui Sun, Hang Zhao, Xin Zeng, Lu Jiang, Yu Zhou, Hongxia Dan, Mingye Feng, Rui Liu, Zhiyong Wang, Qianming Chen
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, with 500 000 new cases each year. However, the mechanisms underlying OSCC development are relatively unknown. In this study, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI-IMS)-based proteomic strategy was used to profile the differentially expressed peptides/proteins between OSCC tissues and their adjacent noncancerous tissues. Sixty-seven unique peptide peaks and five distinct proteins were identified with changed expression levels...
September 7, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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