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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343015/systemic-delivery-of-the-tumor-necrosis-factor-gene-to-tumors-by-a-novel-dual-dna-nanocomplex-in-a-nanoparticle-system
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Vasundhara Shukla, Manu Dalela, Manika Vij, Munia Ganguli, Ralph Weichselbaum, Surender Kharbanda, Donald Kufe, Harpal Singh
Many cancers fail to respond to immunotherapy as a result of immune suppression by the tumor microenvironment. The exogenous expression of immune cytokines to reprogram the tumor microenvironment represents an approach to circumvent this suppression. The present studies describe the development of a novel dual nanoparticle (DNP) system for driving DNA expression vectors encoding inflammatory cytokines in tumor cells. The DNP system consists of a DNA expression vector-cationic nanocomplex (NC) surrounded by a diblock polymeric NP...
March 22, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333785/improving-decision-making-for-advanced-heart-failure-patients-and-caregivers
#2
Colleen K McIlvennan
In this month's Magnet® Perspectives column, Colleen K. McIlvennan, DNP, ANP, lead nurse practitioner, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at the University of Colorado, discusses her groundbreaking research encompassing patients' and caregivers' emotional, rational, and fundamental beliefs when considering a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Results have led to the development of 2 innovative decision aids that are currently in use by LVAD programs across the United States and Canada. Dr McIlvennan's efforts led to a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, as well as national recognition from the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America...
April 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330994/combining-dnp-nmr-with-segmental-and-specific-labeling-to-study-a-yeast-prion-protein-strain-that-is-not-parallel-in-register
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Kendra K Frederick, Vladimir K Michaelis, Marc A Caporini, Loren B Andreas, Galia T Debelouchina, Robert G Griffin, Susan Lindquist
The yeast prion protein Sup35NM is a self-propagating amyloid. Despite intense study, there is no consensus on the organization of monomers within Sup35NM fibrils. Some studies point to a β-helical arrangement, whereas others suggest a parallel in-register organization. Intermolecular contacts are often determined by experiments that probe long-range heteronuclear contacts for fibrils templated from a 1:1 mixture of (13)C- and (15)N-labeled monomers. However, for Sup35NM, like many large proteins, chemical shift degeneracy limits the usefulness of this approach...
March 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327736/a-dnp-supported-solid-state-nmr-study-of-carbon-species-in-fluid-catalytic-cracking-catalysts
#4
Deni Mance, Johan van der Zwan, Marjolein E Z Velthoen, Florian Meirer, Bert M Weckhuysen, Marc Baldus, Eelco T C Vogt
A combination of solid-state NMR techniques supported by EPR and SEM-EDX experiments was used to localize different carbon species (coke) in commercial fluid catalytic cracking catalysts. Aliphatic coke species formed during the catalytic process and aromatic coke species deposited directly from the feedstock respond differently to dynamic nuclear polarization signal enhancement in integral and crushed FCC particles, indicating that aromatic species are mostly concentrated on the outside of the catalyst particles, whereas aliphatic species are also located on the inside of the FCC particles...
March 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322751/neuroprotective-effects-of-2-4-dinitrophenol-in-an-acute-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#5
Yujeong Lee, Gwangbeom Heo, Kyung Moon Lee, Ah Hyun Kim, Ki Wung Chung, Eunok Im, Hae Young Chung, Jaewon Lee
Neurons depend on mitochondria for homeostasis and survival, and thus, mitochondrial dysfunction has been implicated in neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease (PD). Increasing evidence indicates the mitochondrial uncoupler, 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP), protects neurons against neurodegeneration and enhances neural plasticity. Here, the authors evaluated the protective effects of intraperitoneally (i.p.) administered low dose DNP in an acute mouse model of PD. Mice were administered DNP (1 or 5 mg/kg) for 12 consecutive days, and then on day 13, MPTP (20 mg/kg, i...
March 17, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319293/bis-gadolinium-complexes-for-solid-effect-and-cross-effect-dynamic-nuclear-polarization
#6
Monu Kaushik, Mian Qi, Adelheid Godt, Björn Corzilius
High-spin complexes act as polarizing agents (PAs) for dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) in solid-state NMR spectroscopy and feature promising aspects towards biomolecular DNP. We present a study on bis(Gd-chelate)s which enable cross effect (CE) DNP owing to spatial confinement of two dipolar-coupled electron spins. Their well-defined Gd⋅⋅⋅Gd distances in the range of 1.2-3.4 nm allowed us to elucidate the Gd⋅⋅⋅Gd distance dependence of the DNP mechanism and NMR signal enhancement. We found that Gd⋅⋅⋅Gd distances above 2...
March 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319184/streptococcus-suis-sortase-a-is-ca2-independent-and-is-inhibited-by-acteoside-isoquercitrin-and-baicalin
#7
Fuguang Chen, Fang Xie, Baoling Yang, Chengcheng Wang, Siguo Liu, Yueling Zhang
Sortase A (SrtA) has long been recognized as an ideal drug target for therapeutic agents against Gram-positive pathogens. However, the SrtA of Streptococcus suis (Ss-SrtA), an important zoonotic agent, has not been studied. In this study, the enzymatic properties of Ss-SrtA were investigated, and inhibition of Ss-SrtA by natural products was evaluated. Ss-SrtA was expressed and purified. The purified recombinant Ss-SrtA had maximal activity at pH 6.0-7.5, 45°C, and showed a Km of 6.7 μM for the hydrolysis of substrate abz-LPATG-dnp...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317755/dnp-and-atp-induced-alteration-in-disease-development-of-phomopsis-longanae-chi-inoculated-longan-fruit-by-acting-on-energy-status-and-reactive-oxygen-species-production-scavenging-system
#8
Yifen Lin, Mengyin Chen, Hetong Lin, Yen-Con Hung, Yixiong Lin, Yihui Chen, Hui Wang, John Shi
As compared with P. longanae-inoculated longans, DNP treatment for P. longanae-inoculated longans exhibited higher fruit disease index and pericarp browning index, lower ATP amount and energy charge level, lower activities of SOD, CAT and APX, lower amounts of AsA and GSH, lower levels of DPPH radical scavenging activity and reducing power, higher O2(-) generating rate and MDA amount. However, supply of ATP for P. longanae-inoculated longans showed the contrary effects. These results gave convincing evidence that DNP treatment for accelerating pericarp browning and disease development of harvested longans caused by P...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306654/the-dnp-in-2017
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April 16, 2017: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304028/nmr-signal-enhancement-of-50%C3%A2-000-times-in-fast-dissolution-dynamic-nuclear-polarization
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L F Pinto, I Marín-Montesinos, V Lloveras, J L Muñoz-Gómez, M Pons, J Veciana, J Vidal-Gancedo
Herein, we report the synthesis and the study of a novel mixed biradical with BDPA and TEMPO radical units that are covalently bound by an ester group (BDPAesterTEMPO) as a polarizing agent for fast dissolution DNP. The biradical exhibits an extremely high DNP NMR enhancement of >50 000 times, which constitutes one of the largest signal enhancements observed so far, to the best of our knowledge.
March 17, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299330/erythropoietin-modification-enhances-the-protection-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-diabetic-rat-derived-schwann-cells-implications-for-diabetic-neuropathy
#11
Shuyun Zhang, Baolin Shi
Diabetes-triggered apoptosis of Schwann cells (SC) contributes to the degradation of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DNP). In recent years, mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) were applied to DPN repair and it was demonstrated that paracrine secretion played a key role in neuroprotection exerted by MSC. Erythropoietin (EPO) is a potent cytokine capable of reducing apoptosis of SC. However, the expression of EPO in MSC is limited. In this study, we hypothesized that overexpression of EPO in MSC (EPO-MSC) may significantly improve their neuroprotective potentials...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298333/multiple-ampk-activators-inhibit-l-carnitine-uptake-in-c2c12-skeletal-muscle-myotubes
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Andy Shaw, Stewart Jeromson, Kenneth R Watterson, John D Pediani, Iain Gallagher, Tim Whalley, Gillian Dreczkowski, Naomi Brooks, Stuart Galloway, D Lee Hamilton
Mutations in the gene that encodes the principal L-Carnitine transporter, OCTN2, can lead to a reduced intracellular L-Carnitine pool and the disease Primary Carnitine Deficiency. L-Carnitine supplementation is used therapeutically to increase intracellular L-Carnitine. As AMPK and insulin regulate fat metabolism and substrate uptake we hypothesised that AMPK activating compounds and insulin would increase L-Carnitine uptake in C2C12 myotubes. The cells express all three OCTN transporters at the mRNA level and immunohistochemistry confirmed expression at the protein level...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290535/continuous-flow-dnp-polarizer-for-mri-applications-at-1-5%C3%A2-t
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V Denysenkov, M Terekhov, R Maeder, S Fischer, S Zangos, T Vogl, T F Prisner
Here we describe a new hyperpolarization approach for magnetic resonance imaging applications at 1.5 T. Proton signal enhancements of more than 20 were achieved with a newly designed multimode microwave resonator situated inside the bore of the imager and used for Overhauser dynamic nuclear polarization of the water proton signal. Different from other approaches in our setup the hyperpolarization is achieved continuously by liquid water flowing through the polarizer under continuous microwave excitation. With an available flow rate of up to 1...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288417/solvent-suppression-in-dnp-enhanced-solid-state-nmr
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Jayasubba Reddy Yarava, Sachin Rama Chaudhari, Aaron J Rossini, Anne Lesage, Lyndon Emsley
We show how DNP enhanced solid-state NMR spectra can be dramatically simplified by suppression of solvent signals. This is achieved by (i) exploiting the paramagnetic relaxation enhancement of solvent signals relative to materials substrates, or (ii) by using short cross-polarization contact times to transfer hyperpolarization to only directly bonded carbon-13 nuclei in frozen solutions. The methods are evaluated for organic microcrystals, surfaces and frozen solutions. We show how this allows for the acquisition of high-resolution DNP enhanced proton-proton correlation experiments to measure inter-nuclear proximities in an organic solid...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288284/sweet-potato-ipomoea-batatas-attenuates-diet-induced-aortic-stiffening-independent-of-changes-in-body-composition
#15
Tyler Garner, An Ouyang, Adam J Berrones, Marilyn S Campbell, Bing Du, Bradley S Fleenor
We hypothesized a sweet potato intervention would prevent high fat diet-induced aortic stiffness, which would be associated with decreased arterial oxidative stress and increased mitochondrial uncoupling. Young (8-week old) C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into 4 groups: low fat (LF, 10% fat), high fat (HF, 60% fat), low fat sweet potato (LFSP, 10% fat containing 260.3 ug/kcal SP), or high fat sweet potato diet (HFSP, 60% fat containing 260.3 ug/kcal SP) for 16 weeks. Compared to LF and LFSP, HF and HFSP fed mice had increased body mass and percent fat mass with lower percent lean mass (all, P<0...
March 13, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271659/effects-of-electroacupuncture-at-2-and-100-hz-on-rat-type-2-diabetic-neuropathic-pain-and-hyperalgesia-related-protein-expression-in-the-dorsal-root-ganglion
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Xiao-Fen He, Jun-Jun Wei, Sheng-Yun Shou, Jian-Qiao Fang, Yong-Liang Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the analgesic effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at 2 and 100 Hz on type 2 diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP) and on the expressions of the P2X3 receptor and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). METHODS: Rat type 2 DNP was induced by a high calorie and high sugar diet fed for 7 weeks, plus a single intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ) after 5 weeks. EA at 2 and 100 Hz was carried out once every day after 7 weeks for 7 consecutive days...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258676/endothelial-integrity-may-be-regulated-by-a-specific-antigen-via-an-ige-mediated-mechanism
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Paulina Gorzelak-Pabis, Emilia Luczak, Katarzyna Wojdan, Karolina Antosik, Maciej Borowiec, Marlena Broncel, Maciej Chalubinski
BACKGROUND: Human vascular endothelial function and integrity may be regulated by many non-specific factors. However, the potential influence of specific antigens via an IgE-mediated mechanism remains unknown. The aim of the study was to determine the expression of the IgE receptors FcεRI and FcεRII in the human vascular endothelium and to assess their relevance in the IgE-mediated regulation of endothelial integrity. MATERIAL/METHODS: FcεRI and FcεRII expression in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) was genetically assessed by PCR with respective primers and sequencing...
March 2, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256000/involvement-of-the-chloroplast-plastoquinone-pool-in-the-mehler-reaction
#18
Daria V Vetoshkina, Boris N Ivanov, Ivan I Proskuryakov, Maria M Borisova-Mubarakshina
Light-dependent oxygen reduction in the photosynthetic electron transfer chain, i.e. the Mehler reaction, has been studied using isolated pea thylakoids. The role of the plastoquinone pool in the Mehler reaction was investigated in the presence of DNP-INT, the inhibitor of plastohydroquinone oxidation by cytochrome b6/f complex. Oxygen reduction rate in the presence of DNP-INT was higher than in the absence of the inhibitor in low light at pH 6.5 and 7.6, showing that the capacity of the plastoquinone pool to reduce molecular oxygen in this case exceeded that of the entire electron transfer chain...
March 3, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240335/dnp-enhanced-ultrawideline-207-pb-solid-state-nmr-spectroscopy-an-application-to-cultural-heritage-science
#19
Takeshi Kobayashi, Frédéric A Perras, Anna Murphy, Yao Yao, Jaclyn Catalano, Silvia A Centeno, Cecil Dybowski, Nicholas Zumbulyadis, Marek Pruski
Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) is used to enhance the (ultra)wideline (207)Pb solid-state NMR spectra of lead compounds of relevance in the preservation of cultural heritage objects. The DNP SSNMR experiments enabled, for the first time, the detection of the basic lead carbonate phase of the lead white pigment by (207)Pb SSNMR spectroscopy. Variable-temperature experiments revealed that the short T'2 relaxation time of the basic lead carbonate phase hinders the acquisition of the NMR signal at room temperature...
March 14, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237893/dynamic-nuclear-polarization-via-thermal-mixing-beyond-the-high-temperature-approximation
#20
W Th Wenckebach
Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) via the mechanism of thermal mixing has proven itself most powerful for the orientation of nuclear spins in polarized targets and hyperpolarization for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Unfortunately, theoretical descriptions of this mechanism have been limited to using-at least partially-the high temperature approximation, in which Boltzmann factors are expanded linearly. However, the high nuclear spin polarization required and obtained for these applications does not justify such approximations...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
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