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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906532/medical-gas-containers-and-closures-current-good-manufacturing-practice-requirements-final-rule
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is amending its current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) and labeling regulations regarding medical gases. FDA is requiring that portable cryogenic medical gas containers not manufactured with permanent gas use outlet connections have gas-specific use outlet connections that cannot be readily removed or replaced except by the manufacturer. FDA is also requiring that portable cryogenic medical gas containers and high-pressure medical gas cylinders meet certain labeling, naming, and color requirements...
November 18, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906461/measurement-of-intestinal-and-peripheral-cholesterol-fluxes-by-a-dual-tracer-balance-method
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Onne A H O Ronda, Theo H van Dijk, H J Verkade, Albert K Groen
Long-term elevated plasma cholesterol levels put individuals at risk for developing atherosclerosis. Plasma cholesterol levels are determined by the balance between cholesterol input and output fluxes. Here we describe in detail the methodology to determine the different cholesterol fluxes in mice. The percentage of absorbed cholesterol is calculated from a stable isotope-based double-label method. Cholesterol synthesis is calculated from MIDA after (13) C-acetate enrichment. Cholesterol is removed from the body via the feces...
December 1, 2016: Current Protocols in Mouse Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906446/study-on-adhesion-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-osteoblasts-promoted-by-new-absorbable-bioactive-glass-injection-in-vitro
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A Axrap, J Wang, Y Liu, M Wang, A Yusuf
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts grown on absorbable bioactive glass-calcium phosphate cement injection (BG-CPC) materials in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: BG-CPC composite biomaterial samples were prepared in vitro, for culture with MC3T3-E1 rat osteoblasts. Cells were divided into CPC, BG and BG-CPC treated groups. After cultivation for 3d, cells were stained with rhodamine-phalloidin and 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) and observed by fluorescence microscopy for osteoblast morphology on the surface of biomaterials...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906403/printable-ink-lenses-diffusers-and-2d-gratings
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Rajib Ahmed, Ali K Yetisen, Anthony El Khoury, Haider Butt
Advances in holography have led to applications including data storage, displays, security labels, and colorimetric sensors. However, existing top-down approaches for the fabrication of holographic devices are complex, expensive, and expertise dependent, limiting their use in practical applications. Here, ink-based holographic devices have been created for a wide range of applications in diffraction optics. A single pulse of a 3.5 ns Nd:YAG laser allowed selective ablation of ink to nanofabricate planar optical devices...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906345/grating-coupling-based-excitation-of-bloch-surface-waves-for-lab-on-fiber-optrodes
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Michele Scaravilli, Giuseppe Castaldi, Andrea Cusano, Vincenzo Galdi
In this paper, we investigate the possibility to excite Bloch surface waves (BSWs) on the tip of single-mode optical fibers. Within this framework, after exploring an idealized, proof-of-principle grating-coupling-based scheme for on-tip excitation of BSWs, we focus on an alternative configuration that is more robust with respect to fabrication-related non-idealities. Subsequently, with a view towards label-free chemical and biological sensing, we present a specific design aimed at enhancing the sensitivity (in terms of wavelength shift) of the arising resonance with respect to changes in the refractive properties of the surrounding environment...
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906289/mesoporous-nanospheres-functionalized-optical-microfiber-biosensor-for-low-concentration-neurotransmitter-detection
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Mingfei Ding, Yunyun Huang, Tuan Guo, Li-Peng Sun, Bai-Ou Guan
A label-free and ultrasensitive microfiber interferometer biosensor has been demonstrated for detection of neurotransmitter molecule (5-HT). The surface morphology of the silicon dioxide nanospheres acting as molecule sieve provides an effective mean of gathering 5-HT molecules by designed mesoporous structure. The slight concentration change of 5-HT molecules is translated into a dramatic wavelength shift of the interferometric fringe pattern. The experimental results show that the biosensor has a linear response in concentration range from 100 fM to 1 µM and a detection limit as low as 84 fM...
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906205/resonant-nanopillars-arrays-for-label-free-biosensing
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Ana L Hernández, Rafael Casquel, Miguel Holgado, Iñaki Cornago, Fátima Fernández, Paula Ciaurriz, Francisco J Sanza, Beatriz Santamaría, María V Maigler, María Fe Laguna
In our previous work we demonstrated for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, the experimental capability of resonant nanopillars (R-NP) arrays as biochemical transducers. In this Letter, we provide evidence of the capability and suitability of R-NP arrays on a chip to function as label-free optical multiplexed biosensors. R-NP are based on Si<sub>3</sub>N<sub>4</sub>/SiO<sub>2</sub> Bragg reflectors with a cavity of SiO<sub>2</sub>. In order to demonstrate the biosensing performance, R-NP were biofunctionalized by the immobilization of IgG antibodies acting as a bioreceptor...
December 1, 2016: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906190/robust-high-throughput-kinetic-analysis-of-apoptosis-with-real-time-high-content-live-cell-imaging
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Jesse D Gelles, Jerry Edward Chipuk
Quantitative and kinetic analyses of apoptotic cell death are integral components of exploring cell biology, measuring cellular stress responses, and performing high-throughput genomic/RNAi/drug screens. Here, we present a detailed method that integrates robust kinetic real-time high-content imaging with Annexin V labelling to provide a highly sensitive, accurate, simple and zero-handling approach to quantify extrinsic and intrinsic inducers of apoptosis. The sensitivity of this non-toxic method outperforms previous high-throughput methodologies using viability dyes or caspase-activation reporters...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906034/effect-on-attendance-by-including-focused-information-on-spirometry-in-preventive-health-checks-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lene Maria Ørts, Anders Løkke, Anne-Louise Bjerregaard, Helle Terkildsen Maindal, Annelli Sandbæk
BACKGROUND: Early detection of lung diseases can help to reduce their severity. Lung diseases are among the most frequently occurring and serious diseases worldwide; nonetheless, many patients remain undiagnosed. Preventive health checks including spirometry can detect lung diseases at early stages; however, recruitment for health checks remains a challenge, and little is known about what motivates the attendance. The aim of the study is to examine whether focused information on spirometry in the invitation compared to general information will impact the attendance rate in preventive health checks...
December 1, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906023/surface-area-dependence-of-gas-particle-interactions-influences-pulmonary-and-neuroinflammatory-outcomes
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Christina R Tyler, Katherine E Zychowski, Bethany N Sanchez, Valeria Rivero, Selita Lucas, Guy Herbert, June Liu, Hammad Irshad, Jacob D McDonald, Barry E Bleske, Matthew J Campen
BACKGROUND: Deleterious consequences of exposure to traffic emissions may derive from interactions between carbonaceous particulate matter (PM) and gaseous components in a manner that is dependent on the surface area or complexity of the particles. To determine the validity of this hypothesis, we examined pulmonary and neurological inflammatory outcomes in C57BL/6 and apolipoprotein E knockout (ApoE(-/-)) male mice after acute and chronic exposure to vehicle engine-derived particulate matter, generated as ultrafine (UFP) and fine (FP) sizes, with additional exposures using UFP or FP combined with gaseous copollutants derived from fresh gasoline and diesel emissions, labeled as UFP + G and FP + G...
December 1, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906013/combination-of-long-acting-hiv-fusion-inhibitor-albuvirtide-and-lpv-r-showed-potent-efficacy-in-hiv-1-patients
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Hongwei Zhang, Ronghua Jin, Cheng Yao, Tong Zhang, Meixia Wang, Wei Xia, Haiyan Peng, Xiaojuan Wang, Rongjian Lu, Changjin Wang, Dong Xie, Hao Wu
BACKGROUND: Long acting antiretroviral drugs represent a promising approach for chronic treatment of HIV infection. Here, we study the efficacy and safety of albuvirtide (ABT), an HIV-1 fusion inhibitor with a half life of 11-12 days in human. METHODS: ABT was evaluated in a 7-week, open-label and randomized trial, combining with LPV/r. Twenty HIV-1-infected adults were assigned to two dose groups, receiving ABT (160 or 320 mg) given weekly and LPV/r given twice daily...
February 10, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905816/cementocyte-cell-death-occurs-in-rat-cellular-cementum-during-orthodontic-tooth-movement
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Humihiro Matsuzawa, Naoko Toriya, Yuya Nakao, Moe Konno-Nagasaka, Toshiya Arakawa, Miki Okayama, Itaru Mizoguchi
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the mechanism of root resorption during orthodontic treatment, we examined cementocyte cell death and root resorption in the cellular cementum on the pressure side during experimental tooth movement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using 8-week-old male Wistar rats, the right first molar was pushed mesiobuccally with a force of 40 g by a Ni-Ti alloy wire while the contralateral first molar was used as a control. Localization and number of cleaved caspase-3-positive and single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) - positive cells were evaluated using dual-label immunohistochemistry with anticleaved caspase-3 and anti-ssDNA antibodies...
December 1, 2016: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905612/bulky-4-6-disubstituted-tetraphenylethene-naphthalimide-dyad-synthesis-copolymerization-stimuli-responsive-fluorescence-and-cellular-imaging
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Qiong-Xin Hua, Bo Xin, Jun-Xia Liu, Ling-Xi Zhao, Zu-Jing Xiong, Tao Chen, Ze-Qiang Chen, Chong Li, Wen-Liang Gong, Zhen-Li Huang, Ming-Qiang Zhu
We report the design and synthesis of a tetraphenylethene substituted with naphthalimide at the 4, 6 positions, named NI-2TPE. NI-2TPE exhibits strong solvent-dependent emission properties with combined ICT and AIE characteristics in THF-H2O systems. This probe was used directly on test papers to distinguish normal organic solvents using their emission colours under UV light based on its AIE and ICT nature. Thanks to the vinyl group in NI-2TPE, we synthesized a copolymer of NIPAM and NI-2TPE, termed P(NIPAM-co-NI-2TPE)...
December 1, 2016: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905610/dendritic-polyglycerol-and-n-isopropylacrylamide-based-thermoresponsive-nanogels-as-smart-carriers-for-controlled-delivery-of-drugs-through-the-hair-follicle
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Fitsum Feleke Sahle, Michael Giulbudagian, Julian Bergueiro, Jürgen Lademann, Marcelo Calderón
Nanoparticles with a size of several hundred nanometers can effectively penetrate into the hair follicles and may serve as depots for controlled drug delivery. However, they can neither overcome the hair follicle barrier to reach the viable cells nor release the loaded drug adequately. On the other hand, small drug molecules cannot penetrate deep into the hair follicles. Thus, the most efficient way for drug delivery through the follicular route is to employ nanoparticles that can release the drug close to the target structure upon exposure to some external or internal stimuli...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905583/intracellular-water-an-overlooked-drug-target-cisplatin-impact-in-cancer-cells-probed-by-neutrons
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M P M Marques, A L M Batista de Carvalho, V Garcia Sakai, L Hatter, L A E Batista de Carvalho
The first neutron scattering study on human nucleated cells is reported, addressing the subject of solvent-slaving to a drug by probing intracellular water upon drug exposure. Inelastic and quasi-elastic neutron scattering spectroscopy with isotope labelling was applied for monitoring interfacial water response to the anticancer drug cisplatin, in the low prognosis human metastatic breast cancer cells MDA-MB-231. Optical vibrational data were also obtained for lyophilised cells. Concentration-dependent dynamical changes evidencing a progressive mobility reduction were unveiled between untreated and cisplatin-exposed samples, concurrent with variations in the native organisation of water molecules within the intracellular medium as a consequence of drug action...
December 1, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905577/infrared-spectroscopy-and-spectroscopic-imaging-in-forensic-science
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REVIEW
Andrew V Ewing, Sergei G Kazarian
Infrared spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging, are robust, label free and inherently non-destructive methods with a high chemical specificity and sensitivity that are frequently employed in forensic science research and practices. This review aims to discuss the applications and recent developments of these methodologies in this field. Furthermore, the use of recently emerged Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopic imaging in transmission, external reflection and Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) modes are summarised with relevance and potential for forensic science applications...
December 1, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905576/label-free-monitoring-of-tissue-biochemistry-following-traumatic-brain-injury-using-raman-spectroscopy
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Jakub Maciej Surmacki, Laura Ansel-Bollepalli, Francesca Pischiutta, Elisa R Zanier, Ari Ercole, Sarah Elizabeth Bohndiek
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) constitutes a major cause of death and long-term disability. At present, we lack methods to non-invasively track tissue biochemistry and hence select appropriate interventions for patients. We hypothesized that detailed label-free vibrational chemical analysis of focal TBI could provide such information. We assessed the early spatial and temporal changes in tissue biochemistry that are associated with brain injury in mice. Numerous differences were observed in the spectra of the contusion core and pericontusional tissue between 2 and 7 days...
December 1, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905561/anti-hu-antibodies-activate-enteric-and-sensory-neurons
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Qin Li, Klaus Michel, Anita Annahazi, Ihsan E Demir, Güralp O Ceyhan, Florian Zeller, Lars Komorowski, Winfried Stöcker, Michael J Beyak, David Grundy, Gianrico Farrugia, Roberto De Giorgio, Michael Schemann
IgG of type 1 anti-neuronal nuclear antibody (ANNA-1, anti-Hu) specificity is a serological marker of paraneoplastic neurological autoimmunity (including enteric/autonomic) usually related to small-cell lung carcinoma. We show here that IgG isolated from such sera and also affinity-purified anti-HuD label enteric neurons and cause an immediate spike discharge in enteric and visceral sensory neurons. Both labelling and activation of enteric neurons was prevented by preincubation with the HuD antigen. Activation of enteric neurons was inhibited by the nicotinic receptor antagonists hexamethonium and dihydro-β-erythroidine and reduced by the P2X antagonist pyridoxal phosphate-6-azo (benzene-2,4-disulfonic acid (PPADS) but not by the 5-HT3 antagonist tropisetron or the N-type Ca-channel blocker ω-Conotoxin GVIA...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905525/inhibition-of-cystathionine-%C3%AE-synthetase-suppresses-sodium-channel-activities-of-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons-of-rats-with-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Jun Yan, Shufen Hu, Kang Zou, Min Xu, Qianliang Wang, Xiuhua Miao, Shan Ping Yu, Guang-Yin Xu
The pathogenesis of pain in lumbar disc herniation (LDH) remains poorly understood. We have recently demonstrated that voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSCs) in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons were sensitized in a rat model of LDH. However, the detailed molecular mechanism for sensitization of VGSCs remains largely unknown. This study was designed to examine roles of the endogenous hydrogen sulfide synthesizing enzyme cystathionine β-synthetase (CBS) in sensitization of VGSCs in a previously validated rat model of LDH...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905100/the-severity-of-anaemia-depletes-cerebrovascular-dilatory-reserve-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-quantitative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Przemyslaw D Kosinski, Paula L Croal, Jackie Leung, Suzan Williams, Isaac Odame, Gregory M T Hare, Manohar Shroff, Andrea Kassner
Overt ischaemic stroke is one of the most devastating complications in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). The compensatory response to anaemia in SCD includes an increase in cerebral blood flow (CBF) by accessing cerebrovascular dilatory reserve. Exhaustion of dilatory reserve secondary to anaemic stress may lead to cerebral ischaemia. The purpose of this study was to investigate CBF and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in children with SCD and to correlate these with haematological markers of anaemia...
December 1, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
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