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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145645/waddlia-chondrophila-a-chlamydia-related-bacterium-has-a-negative-impact-on-human-spermatozoa
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D Baud, N Vulliemoz, A Ammerdorffer, J Gyger, G Greub, V Castella, M Stojanov
STUDY QUESTION: What is the impact of Waddlia chondrophila, an emerging Chlamydia-related bacterium associated with miscarriage, on human spermatozoa? SUMMARY ANSWER: W. chondrophila had a negative impact on human spermatozoa (decrease in viability and mitochondrial membrane potential) and was not entirely removed from infected samples by density gradient centrifugation. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Bacterial infection or colonization might have a deleterious effect on male fertility...
November 14, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145173/a-new-method-for-fast-extraction-and-determination-of-chlorophylls-in-natural-water
#2
Nianwei Qiu, Xiushun Wang, Feng Zhou
Algae collection and chlorophyll extraction are two troublesome steps in the traditional methods used for the determination of chlorophyll concentration in natural water. A new method was established in this study for fast collection and extraction of chlorophyll. Based on our results, the optimum centrifugation condition for collecting algae was determined as: 5000 g for 15 min at 4 °C, and the optimum dilution ratio of dimethyl sulfoxide: 90% acetone was 1:4. The specific steps were as follows: the algae in water samples were collected by centrifugation at 5000 g at 4 °C for 15 min...
November 16, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143664/evaluation-of-dirofilaria-immitis-antigen-detection-comparing-heated-and-unheated-serum-in-dogs-with-experimental-heartworm-infections
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James Carmichael, Scott McCall, Utami DiCosty, Abdelmoneim Mansour, Linda Roycroft
BACKGROUND: To evaluate whether heated serum allows for earlier detection of Dirofilaria immitis antigen, dogs with experimental D. immitis infections underwent weekly blood sampling to compare antigen results using both heated and unheated serum. METHODS: One of two isolates (JYD-34 or Big Head™) were used to infect naïve laboratory beagle dogs. Serum was collected from dogs weekly and divided into two aliquots, heated and unheated. The samples designated as heated were placed in a heat block at 104 °C for 10 min then centrifuged with collection of the resulting supernatant...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141749/visualization-of-west-nile-virus-in-urine-sediment-using-electron-microscopy-and-immunogold-up-to-nine-years-postinfection
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Kristy O Murray, Steven Kolodziej, Shannon E Ronca, Rodion Gorchakov, Patricia Navarro, Melissa S Nolan, Amber Podoll, Kevin Finkel, Sreedhar Mandayam
West Nile virus (WNV) is an important emerging flavivirus in North America. Experimental studies in animals infer the development of persistent infection in the kidneys. In humans, recent studies suggest the possibility of persistent renal infection and chronic kidney disease. Considering the discrepancies between published studies on viral RNA detection in urine of convalescing WNV-positive patients, we explored the use of electron microscopy (EM) with anti-WNV E protein antibody immunogold labeling to detect virus in the urine sediment from a subset of study participants in the Houston WNV cohort...
October 23, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140511/two-fatal-cases-involving-cardiovascular-drugs-diltiazem-and-amlodipine
#5
Luca Morini, Matteo Moretti, Francesca Brandolini, Antonio Marco Maria Osculati, Angelo Groppi, Claudia Vignali
A liquid chromatographic tandem mass spectrometric method for the identification and quantification of 18 cardiovascular drugs was developed in order to evaluate two cases of fatal intoxication involving diltiazem and amlodipine respectively. Samples were simply diluted and centrifuged using a three-steps procedure with methanol, acetonitrile and mobile phase. The method proved to be selective and all the validation parameters fulfilled the acceptance criteria. In particular, linearity was studied in the range limits of quantitation (LOQ)-1,000 ng/mL (LOQ ranging from 0...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138812/expression-and-regulation-of-the-erk1-2-and-p38-mapk-signaling-pathways-in-periodontal-tissue-remodeling-of-orthodontic-tooth-movement
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Liping Jiang, Zhen Tang
The present study aimed to investigate the expression and regulation of extracellular signal‑regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 and p38 mitogen‑activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways in periodontal tissue remodeling of orthodontic tooth movement. Sprague Dawley rats with orthodontic tooth movement were generated. After tension stress for 1, 3, 5, 7 and 14 days, the protein and mRNA expression levels of ERK1/2 and p38 in periodontal tissue were determined by western blotting and reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR), respectively...
November 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136888/urinary-metal-and-metalloid-biomarker-study-of-henoch-schonlein-purpura-nephritis-using-inductively-coupled-plasma-orthogonal-acceleration-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Zhifen Deng, Zhicong Yang, Xue Ma, Xiaoli Tian, Liangliang Bi, Bin Guo, Wei Wen, Huayun Han, Yanjie Huang, Shusheng Zhang
To obtain a better understanding as to whether concentration alterations of metals and metalloids in urine were related to Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis (HSPN), the profiles of as many as 29 elements in urine were compared among three groups, the Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP), HSPN and a healthy control group. To this end, a reliable method has been developed for the simultaneous quantification of multiple elements including Li, Be, B, Al, Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Co, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ge, As, Se, Rb, Sr, Mo, Cd, Sn, Sb, Cs, Ba, Tl, Pb and Bi in urine using inductively coupled plasma orthogonal acceleration time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ICP-oa-TOF-MS)...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136871/a-novel-task-specific-magnetic-polymeric-ionic-liquid-for-selective-preconcentration-of-potassium-in-oil-samples-using-centrifuge-less-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-technique-and-its-determination-by-flame-atomic-emission-spectroscopy
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Asadollah Beiraghi, Masood Shokri
In the present study a new centrifuge-less dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction technique based on application of a new task specific magnetic polymeric ionic liquid (TSMPIL) as a chelating and extraction solvent for selective preconcentration of trace amounts of potassium from oil samples is developed, for the first time. After extraction, the fine droplets of TSMPIL were transferred into an eppendorf tube and diluted to 500µL using distilled water. Then, the enriched analyte was determined by flame atomic emission spectroscopy (FAES)...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136839/chromisense-a-colourimetric-lab-on-a-disc-sensor-for-chromium-speciation-in-water
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G Duffy, I Maguire, Brendan Heery, Pauline Gers, J Ducrée, F Regan
The development of a centrifugal device for quantitative analysis of both chromium (III) and (VI) species in water is reported. ChromiSense is a colourimetric sensor system that has been applied to the measurement of chromium in spiked river water samples. For analysis, the sample is loaded into a reservoir on the disposable microfluidic disc, along with reagents. A centrifugal force is created by spinning the disc to pump liquids through microchannels, causing them to mix and react to form a coloured product...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134948/effect-of-scaffold-morphology-and-cell-co-culture-on-tenogenic-differentiation-of-hadmsc-on-centrifugal-melt-electrospun-poly-l%C3%A2-lactic-acid-fibrous-meshes
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Shaohua Wu, Hao Peng, Xiuhong Li, Philipp N Streubel, Yong Liu, Bin Duan
Engineered tendon grafts offer a promising alternative for grafting during the reconstruction of complex tendon tears. The tissue-engineered tendon substitutes have the advantage of increased biosafety and the option to customize their biochemical and biophysical properties to promote tendon regeneration. In this study, we developed a novel centrifugal melt electrospinning (CME) technique, with the goal of optimizing the fabrication parameters to generate fibrous scaffolds for tendon tissue engineering. The effects of CME processing parameters, including rotational speed, voltage, and temperature, on fiber properties (i...
November 14, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134136/creating-a-full-thickness-choroidal-incision-an-ex-vivo-analysis-of-human-and-porcine-tissue-contraction-dynamics
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Stephen A LoBue, Norihiro Yamada, Moon Jeong Choi, Timothy W Olsen
Purpose: We hypothesized that the elastic nature of the choroid leads to tissue contraction following a full-thickness, sharp incision. Furthermore, we sought to quantify, measure, and compare tissue contraction in ex vivo porcine globes and human globes of various ages using predetermined variables. Method: A full-thickness, ex vivo choroidal incision was performed in either pig (n = 97) or human (n = 30) specimens. Variables included trephine diameter (1.5, 2...
November 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133101/antioxidant-antiproliferative-and-immunostimulatory-effects-of-cell-wall-%C3%AE-d-mannan-fractions-from-kluyveromyces-marxianus
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Éder Galinari, Jailma Almeida-Lima, Gorete Ribeiro Macedo, Hilário Cuquetto Mantovani, Hugo Alexandre Oliveira Rocha
This study evaluated the antioxidant, antiproliferative, and immunostimulatory properties of cell wall α-D-mannan fractions from yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus CCT7735. Filter centrifugation was used to obtain four fractions (KMM-1, KMM-2, KMM-3, and KMM-4) with molecular weight ranging from 7.6 to 75.1kDa. KMM-1 and KMM-2 comprised D-mannose with traces of D-glucose, whereas other fractions contained only D-mannose. Total sugar found in samples ranged from 85.9% to 96.1%, while protein and phenolic contents were 1...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131673/evaluation-of-parasite-egg-and-cyst-recovery-using-devices-designed-for-centrifugal-or-stationary-flotation
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Kelsea L Medeiros, Araceli Lucio-Forster, Dwight Douglas Bowman
Two new devices (OT, ST), were recently introduced for the recovery of parasite eggs and cysts for microscopic examination. These devices, two stationary flotation devices, and a standard double-centrifugal sugar-flotation were compared using common flotation solutions and methods recommended by the manufacturers for the recovery of hookworm, ascaridoid, and whipworm eggs from companion animal fecal samples. Additionally, the recovery of Giardia cysts in the OT device using a zinc sulfate versus sodium nitrate solution was evaluated...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130673/-detection-of-11-organophosphate-pesticides-and-atrazine-in-water-by-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-combined-with-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Chun-Yan Wang, Yue Yuan, Qian Wang, Ming-Xin Li, Pin-Pin Long, Xiao-Li Zou
OBJECTIVE: To develop a method for detecting 11 organophosphate pesticides and atrazine in water samples by dispersive liquidliquid microextraction combined with gas chromatographymass spectrometry (DLLMEGC/MS) . METHODS: DLLME and GCMS parameters were optimized for efficient extraction of chemicals. The proposed method was used for detecting organophosphate pesticides in tap water and river water samples,with 200 μL of dimethylbenzene as extractant and 800 μL of methanol as dispersant...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130214/isolation-and-characterization-of-endogenous-rnps-from-brain-tissues
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Rico Schieweck, Foong Yee Ang, Renate Fritzsche, Michael A Kiebler
Identification of physiological target RNAs and protein interactors bound to RNA-binding proteins is a key prerequisite to understand the underlying mechanisms of posttranscriptional expression control and RNA granule assembly. Here, we describe a multistep biochemical approach to isolate endogenous ribonucleoprotein particles from brain tissues by exploiting differential centrifugation and gradient fractionation followed by immunoprecipitation with monospecific, affinity-purified antibodies directed against selected RNA-binding proteins...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129571/photo-triggered-recognition-between-host-and-guest-compounds-in-a-giant-vesicle-encapsulating-photo-pierceable-vesicles
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Kentaro Suzuki, Koichiro Machida, Kazuo Yamaguchi, Tadashi Sugawara
Here, we used centrifugal precipitation to construct a giant vesicle (GV) encapsulating smaller giant vesicles (GV-in-GV) which comprises a photo-resistant outer GV and a photo-pierceable inner GV; the outer GV contained a fluorescent probe (SYBR Green I) in its inner water pool, and the inner GV contained double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) in its inner water pool. The phospholipid membrane of the inner GV was made photo-pierceable by inclusion of ca. 15mol% of a caged phospholipid in its membrane. Immediately after exposure of the GV-in-GVs to UV irradiation, strong fluorescence was detected in the inner water pool of the outer GV, indicating that dsDNA had been released from the inner GV and had complexed with the fluorescent probe...
November 9, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128833/structurally-stable-n-t-butylacrylamide-hydrogel-particles-for-the-capture-of-peptides
#17
Megan Devine, Melanie Juba, Paul Russo, Barney Bishop
Hydrogel particles have proven to be powerful tools for the capture and concentration of low abundance, low molecular weight peptides and proteins from complex biofluids, such as plasma. The primary means of recovering and washing the particles following harvesting is through centrifugation, which can be a very time-consuming process depending on harvest conditions. To improve the process of particle recovery, washing, and elution we have developed new particle formulations: incorporating N-t-butylacrylamide (tBA) in the polymer backbone with monomers bearing more acidic functional groups and higher degrees of cross-linking...
November 2, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128701/quality-evaluation-of-sperm-from-livebearing-fishes-standardized-assessment-of-sperm-bundles-spermatozeugmata-from-xenotoca-eiseni-goodeidae
#18
Yue Liu, Leticia Torres, Terrence R Tiersch
Standardized evaluation of sperm quality is essential for research, commercial-scale cryopreservation, and induced spawning. However, standardized methods for evaluation of sperm bundles (spermatozeugmata or spermatophores) have not been established. The purpose of the present study was to use Redtail Splitfin (Xenotoca eiseni) as a model for freshwater livebearing fishes to establish initial standardized methods to collect sperm bundles, and quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate quality-related attributes...
October 28, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127888/histamine-stimulates-secretion-of-extracellular-vesicles-with-nucleotidase-activity-in-rat-submandibular-gland
#19
Débora Alejandra González, Martín Matías Barbieri van Haaster, Emmanuel Quinteros Villarruel, Macarena Brandt, María Belén Benítez, Graciela Mabel Stranieri, Betina Orman
BACKGROUND: Extracellular vesicles released by different cells have been isolated from diverse fluids including saliva. We previously reported that rat submandibular glands secrete nanovesicles that catalyze hydrolysis of ATP, ADP and AMP, which are actors of the purinergic signaling system along with adenosine. Extracellular nucleotides like ATP and adenosine are involved in the regulation of inflammatory processes and apoptosis. Histamine, a widely distributed biogenic amine, is involved in inflammatory response...
October 18, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127410/ultrafiltration-combined-with-size-exclusion-chromatography-efficiently-isolates-extracellular-vesicles-from-cell-culture-media-for-compositional-and-functional-studies
#20
Birke J Benedikter, Freek G Bouwman, Tanja Vajen, Alexandra C A Heinzmann, Gert Grauls, Edwin C Mariman, Emiel F M Wouters, Paul H Savelkoul, Carmen Lopez-Iglesias, Rory R Koenen, Gernot G U Rohde, Frank R M Stassen
Appropriate isolation methods are essential for unravelling the relative contribution of extracellular vesicles (EVs) and the EV-free secretome to homeostasis and disease. We hypothesized that ultrafiltration followed by size exclusion chromatography (UF-SEC) provides well-matched concentrates of EVs and free secreted molecules for proteomic and functional studies. Conditioned media of BEAS-2B bronchial epithelial cells were concentrated on 10 kDa centrifuge filters, followed by separation of EVs and free protein using sepharose CL-4B SEC...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
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