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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325140/vitamins-in-heart-failure-friend-or-enemy
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George Georgiopoulos, Christina Chrysohoou, Georgia Vogiatzi, Nikolaos Magkas, Ippokratis Bournelis, Sofia Bampali, Damien Gruson, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: The failing heart is characterized by a depleted metabolic energy reserve and the up-regulation of several molecular mechanisms leading to cardiac hypertrophy, inflammation, fibrosis, angiogenesis, and apoptosis. Dietary or non-dietary supplementation of vitamins could potentially benefit energy balance. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to evaluate all available information on vitamins supplementation in patients with chronic HF for possible beneficial effect on metabolic, inotropic, chronotropic and hemodynamic indices...
March 20, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323116/the-effect-of-g3-pamam-dendrimer-conjugated-with-b-group-vitamins-on-cell-morphology-motility-and-atp-level-in-normal-and-cancer-cells
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Łukasz Uram, Magdalena Szuster, Maria Misiorek, Aleksandra Filipowicz, Stanisław Wołowiec, Elżbieta Wałajtys-Rode
In a search for the safe vitamin carrier the PAMAM G3 dendrimer covalently substituted with 9 and 10 molecules of vitamin B7 (biotin) and B6 (pyridoxal), respectively (BC-PAMAM) was investigated. Dendrimer substitution with B-group vitamins significantly alters its biological properties as compared to native form. Observed effects on investigated cell parameters including morphology, adhesion, migration and ATP level were different for normal human fibroblasts (BJ) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC-15) cell lines...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322862/comparison-of-in-house-biotin-avidin-tetanus-igg-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-elisa-with-gold-standard-in-vivo-mouse-neutralization-test-for-the-detection-of-low-level-antibodies
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Cemile Sonmez, Nilay Çoplu, Ayşegul Gozalan, Lutfu Akin, Berrin Esen
BACKGROUND: Detection of anti-tetanus antibody levels is necessary for both determination of the immune status of individuals and also for planning preventive measures. ELISA is the preferred test among in vitro tests however it can be affected by the cross reacting antibodies. A previously developed in-house ELISA test was found not reliable for the antibody levels ≤1.0IU/ml. A new method was developed to detect low antibody levels correctly. The aim of the present study was to compare the results of the newly developed in-house biotin-avidin tetanus IgG ELISA test with the in vivo mouse neutralization test, for the antibody levels ≤1...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320521/differential-mirna-expression-analysis-during-late-stage-terminal-hindgut-development-in-fetal-rats
#4
Shuguang Jin, Junxiang Wang, Hong Chen, Bo Xiang
BACKGROUND: Terminal hindgut deformity is the leading digestive tract malformation, however, the etiology and pathogenesis remained unknown. To date, gene expression abnormalities were considered the primary cause of these diseases. miRNAs have been found to play an important role in regulating the expression of genes. METHODS: A total of 24 pregnant rats were randomly divided into two groups. The experimental group (n=12) received 1% ethylenethiourea (125mg/kg) by gavage on gestational day 11, while the control group (n=12) received the same volume of distilled water...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316233/dna-linkers-and-diluents-for-ultrastable-gold-nanoparticle-bioconjugates-in-multiplexed-assay-development
#5
Samuel S Hinman, Kristy S McKeating, Quan Cheng
A novel bioconjugation strategy leading to ultrastable gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), utilizing DNA linkers and diluents in place of traditional self-assembled monolayers, is reported. The protective capacity of DNA confers straightforward biomolecular attachment and multi-step derivatization capabilities to these nanoparticles, and more significantly, substantially enhances their stability in demanding and complex sensing environments. The DNA/AuNPs were assembled through pH-assisted thiol-gold bonding of single stranded DNA and salt aging, with pre-conjugated biotin moieties facing outward from the gold surface...
March 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316179/-effects-and-related-mechanism-of-angiotensin-1-7-on-toll-like-receptor-4-mediated-oxidative-stress-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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W F Yan, J J Xue, H Y Yang, B Liang, Z M Yang
Objective: To explore the role and related mechanisms of angiotensin-(1-7)(Ang-(1-7)) on Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) mediated oxidized low-density lipoprotein(ox-LDL)-induced oxidative stress in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Methods: HUVECs were cultured in vitro and divided into six groups: the control group (normal medium), the ox-LDL group(treated with 75 mg/L ox-LDL), the ox-LDL+ Ang-(1-7) group (1 μmol/L Ang-(1-7) pretreated for 30 minutes, then intervened with 75 mg/L ox-LDL), the ox-LDL+ Ang-(1-7)+ A-779 group(1 μmol/L A-779 (Mas receptor) pretreated for 30 minutes, 1 μmol/L Ang-(1-7) pretreated for 30 minutes, then intervened with 75 mg/L ox-LDL), the ox-LDL+ A-779 group (1 μmol/L A-779 pretreated for 30 minutes, then intervened with 75 mg/L ox-LDL), the ox-LDL+ HTA125 group (10 μg/L HTA125 (TLR4-blocking antibody) pretreated for 30 minutes, then intervened with 75 mg/L ox-LDL )...
March 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315248/proc-tel-profiling-of-protein-c-termini-by-enzymatic-labeling
#7
Wenwen Duan, Guoqiang Xu
Proteins are frequently processed by proteases in cell signaling pathways to perform their biological functions in response to environmental stimuli. Identification of the exact cleavage sites provides necessary information for the study of their biological functions. Although proteomic approaches for profiling of protein N-termini have been developed extensively in the past few years, the N-terminal profiling strategy has its inherent disadvantages. Therefore, C-terminal profiling approaches might be a complementary approach for the identification of protein cleavages although it has similar shortcomings as N-terminal profiling methods...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306526/a-simple-method-to-detect-biotin-interference-on-immunoassays
#8
Leo Lam, Campbell V Kyle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303787/screening-natural-content-of-water-soluble-b-vitamins-in-fish-enzymatic-extraction-hilic-separation-and-tandem-mass-spectrometric-determination
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Niladri Sekhar Chatterjee, K Ashok Kumar, K K Ajeeshkumar, K R Remya Kumari, K V Vishnu, Rangasamy Anandan, Suseela Mathew, C N Ravishankar
Despite the potential of LC with tandem MS (MS/MS) in improving sensitivity and selectivity, analytical methods are scarce for the determination of protein-bound and phosphorylated forms of B vitamins in food. This prompted us to develop a method for LC-MS/MS determination of naturally occurring nicotinamide, nicotinic acid, thiamine, pyridoxine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, and cyanocobalamin in fish. Baseline separation of the vitamins was achieved in a hydrophilic interaction LC condition...
March 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301944/orientation-and-characterization-of-immobilized-antibodies-for-improved-immunoassays-review
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Nicholas G Welch, Judith A Scoble, Benjamin W Muir, Paul J Pigram
Orientation of surface immobilized capture proteins, such as antibodies, plays a critical role in the performance of immunoassays. The sensitivity of immunodiagnostic procedures is dependent on presentation of the antibody, with optimum performance requiring the antigen binding sites be directed toward the solution phase. This review describes the most recent methods for oriented antibody immobilization and the characterization techniques employed for investigation of the antibody state. The introduction describes the importance of oriented antibodies for maximizing biosensor capabilities...
March 16, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298474/tumor-protein-d52-expression-is-post-transcriptionally-regulated-by-t-cell-intercellular-antigen-tia-1-and-tia-related-protein-via-mrna-stability
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Hiromi Motohashi, Yoshiki Mukudai, Chihiro Ito, Kosuke Kato, Toshikazu Shimane, Seiji Kondo, Tatsuo Shirota
Although tumor protein D52 (TPD) family proteins were first identified nearly 20 years ago, their molecular regulatory mechanisms remain unclear. Therefore, we investigated the post-transcriptional regulation of TPD52 family genes. An RNA immunoprecipitation assay showed the potential binding ability of TPD52 family mRNAs to several RNA-binding proteins, and an RNA degradation assay revealed that TPD52 is subject to more prominent post-transcriptional regulation than TPD53 and 54. We subsequently focused on the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of TPD52 as a cis -acting element in post-transcriptional gene regulation...
March 15, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293090/proteomic-profiling-of-fetal-esophageal-epithelium-esophageal-cancer-and-tumor-adjacent-esophageal-epithelium-and-immunohistochemical-characterization-of-a-representative-differential-protein-prx6
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Jun-Hui Guo, Guo-Lan Xing, Xin-Hui Fang, Hui-Fang Wu, Bo Zhang, Jin-Zhong Yu, Zong-Min Fan, Li-Dong Wang
AIM: To understand the molecular mechanism of esophageal cancer development and provide molecular markers for screening high-risk populations and early diagnosis. METHODS: Two-dimensional electrophoresis combined with mass spectrometry were adopted to screen differentially expressed proteins in nine cases of fetal esophageal epithelium, eight cases of esophageal cancer, and eight cases of tumor-adjacent normal esophageal epithelium collected from fetuses of different gestational age, or esophageal cancer patients from a high-risk area of esophageal cancer in China...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291347/production-of-odd-carbon-dicarboxylic-acids-in-escherichia-coli-using-an-engineered-biotin-fatty-acid-biosynthetic-pathway
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Robert W Haushalter, Ryan M Phelan, Kristina M Hoh, Cindy Su, George Wang, Edward E K Baidoo, Jay D Keasling
Dicarboxylic acids are commodity chemicals used in the production of plastics, polyesters, nylons, fragrances, and medications. Bio-based routes to dicarboxylic acids are gaining attention due to environmental concerns about petroleum-based production of these compounds. Some industrial applications require dicarboxylic acids with specific carbon chain lengths, including odd-carbon species. Biosynthetic pathways involving cytochrome P450-catalyzed oxidation of fatty acids in yeast and bacteria have been reported, but these systems produce almost exclusively even-carbon species...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286894/a-general-strategy-for-the-synthesis-of-homogeneous-hyaluronan-conjugates-and-their-biological-applications
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Xuan Fu, Wenjing Shang, Shuaishuai Wang, Yunpeng Liu, Jingyao Qu, Xi Chen, Peng George Wang, Junqiang Fang
Here, we developed a general strategy for synthesizing homogeneous HA conjugates, and generated homogeneous HA-pNP, HA-biotin, and HA-oroxylin conjugates to investigate the relationships between HA chain length and its diverse biological functions.
March 13, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286497/fine-flounder-paralichthys-adspersus-microbiome-showed-important-differences-between-wild-and-reared-specimens
#15
Carolina Ramírez, Jaime Romero
The intestinal microbiota is involved in a wide range of biological processes that benefit the host, including providing nutrition and modulating the immune system. Fine flounder (Paralichthys adspersus) is a flatfish of commercial interest that is native to the Chilean coast. The high value of this flatfish has prompted the development of stock enhancement and aquaculture activities. Knowledge of microbiota may help to improve the cultivation of this species; however, few comparative studies have evaluated the intestinal microbiota composition in farmed versus wild fishes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285160/ethanol-dispersed-and-antibody-conjugated-polymer-nanofibers-for-the-selective-capture-and-3-dimensional-culture-of-epcam-positive-cells
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Junghyo Yoon, Hee-Sook Yoon, Yoojin Shin, Sanghyun Kim, Youngjun Ju, Jungbae Kim, Seok Chung
Electrospun and ethanol-dispersed polystyrene-poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride) (PS-PSMA) nanofibers (NFs) were used as a platform for the selective capture and three-dimensional culture of EpCAM-positive cells in cell culture medium and whole blood. The NFs were treated with streptavidin to facilitate bond formation between the amino groups of streptavidin and the maleic anhydride groups of the NFs. A biotinylated anti-EpCAM monoclonal antibody (mAb) was attached to the streptavidin-conjugated NFs via the selective binding of streptavidin and biotin...
March 8, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284896/progesterone-increased-%C3%AE-endorphin-innervation-of-the-locus-coeruleus-but-ovarian-steroids-had-no-effect-on-noradrenergic-neurodegeneration
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Fernanda B Lima, Cristiane M Leite, Cynthia L Bethea, Janete A Anselmo-Franci
With the decline of ovarian steroids levels at menopause, many women experience an increase in anxiety and stress sensitivity. The locus coeruleus (LC), a central source of noradrenaline (NE), is activated by stress and is inhibited by β-endorphin. Moreover, increased NE has been implicated in pathological anxiety syndromes. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in menopause appears to decrease anxiety and vulnerability to stress. Therefore, we questioned the effect of HRT on the inhibitory β-endorphin innervation of the LC...
March 8, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284435/identification-of-cannabis-sativa-l-using-the-1-kbthca-synthase-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-probe
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Pattraporn Jeangkhwoa, Achirapa Bandhaya, Puangpaka Umpunjun, Ngarmnij Chuenboonngarm, Nathinee Panvisavas
This study reports a successful application of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique in the identification of Cannabis sativa L. cells recovered from fresh and dried powdered plant materials. Two biotin-16-dUTP-labeled FISH probes were designed from the Cannabis-specific tetrahydrocannabinolic acid synthase (THCAS) gene and the ITS region of the 45S rRNA gene. Specificity of probe-target hybridization was tested against the target and 4 non-target plant species, i.e., Humulus lupulus, Mitragyna speciosa, Papaver sp...
March 2017: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281033/a-treatable-cause-of-myelopathy-and-vision-loss-mimicking-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-late-onset-biotinidase-deficiency
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Sanem Yilmaz, Mine Serin, Ebru Canda, Cenk Eraslan, Hande Tekin, Sema Kalkan Ucar, Sarenur Gokben, Hasan Tekgul, Gul Serdaroglu
Biotinidase deficiency is characterized by severe neurological manifestations as hypotonia, lethargy, ataxia, hearing loss, seizures and developmental retardation in its classical form. Late-onset biotinidase deficiency presents distinctly from the classical form such as limb weakness and vision problems. A 14-year-old boy presented with progressive vision loss and upper limb weakness. The patient was initiated steroid therapy with a preliminary diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder due to the craniospinal imaging findings demonstrating optic nerve, brainstem and longitudinally extensive spinal cord involvement...
March 9, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280337/nerve-growth-factor-delivery-by-ultrasound-mediated-nanobubble-destruction-as-a-treatment-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Zhaojun Song, Zhigang Wang, Jieliang Shen, Shengxi Xu, Zhenming Hu
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can cause severe disability or death. Treatment options include surgical intervention, drug therapy, and stem cell transplantation. However, the efficacy of these methods for functional recovery remains unsatisfactory. PURPOSE: This study was conducted to explore the effect of ultrasound (US)-mediated destruction of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanobubbles (NBs) expressing nerve growth factor (NGF) (NGF/PLGA NBs) on nerve regeneration in rats following SCI...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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