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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792966/one-step-fabrication-of-chitosan-fe-oh-3-beads-for-efficient-adsorption-of-anionic-dyes
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XinxinYang, Yumei Li, Hongmei Gao, Chuying Wang, Xiaohuan Zhang, Hongli Zhou
In this study, we reported the one-step synthesis of chitosan-Fe(OH)3 beads without the use of acid solvent, which could be used as effective adsorbents for anionic dyes removal. The preparation process was easy and green. The as-prepared beads were characterized for structural and morphological analysis in detail using several techniques, such as Scanning Electron Microscope, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Thermogravimetric analysis. The content of Fe(OH)3 in chitosan-Fe(OH)3 beads was 54...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792527/enteric-neural-stem-cells-expressing-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-a-novel-cellular-therapy-for-hirschsprung-s-disease-in-mouse-model
#2
Wei Liu, Lijuan Zhang, Rongde Wu
Transplanting enteric neural stem cells (ENSCs) is an innovative approach for replacing enteric neurons in Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR). However, posttransplantation cell survival and differentiation limit efficacy. We aimed to investigate whether transplantation of ENSCs engineered with insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) could improve survival and differentiation of the engrafted cells and promote functional recovery of the aganglionic colon. ENSCs were isolated from the intestine of neonatal mice and genetically modified to express IGF-1...
May 24, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791485/alterations-in-the-brain-interactome-of-the-intrinsically-disordered-n-terminal-domain-of-the-cellular-prion-protein-prpc-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Sarah Ulbrich, Petra Janning, Ralf Seidel, Jakob Matschke, Anika Gonsberg, Sebastian Jung, Markus Glatzel, Martin Engelhard, Konstanze F Winklhofer, Jörg Tatzelt
The cellular prion protein (PrPC) is implicated in neuroprotective signaling and neurotoxic pathways in both prion diseases and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Specifically, the intrinsically disordered N-terminal domain (N-PrP) has been shown to interact with neurotoxic ligands, such as Aβ and Scrapie prion protein (PrPSc), and to be crucial for the neuroprotective activity of PrPC. To gain further insight into cellular pathways tied to PrP, we analyzed the brain interactome of N-PrP. As a novel approach employing recombinantly expressed PrP and intein-mediated protein ligation, we used N-PrP covalently coupled to beads as a bait for affinity purification...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787967/preparation-of-alginate-fibers-coagulated-by-calcium-chloride-or-sulfuric-acid-application-to-the-adsorption-of-sr-2
#4
Duangkamol Dechojarassri, Sahori Omote, Kensuke Nishida, Takehisa Omura, Hisashi Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Furuike, Hiroshi Tamura
The adsorption behavior of Sr2+ over alginate (Alg) fibers prepared by wet spinning was investigated. Different grades of sodium alginate (Alg-Na) were chosen. The Alg fibers were obtained by coagulation of 1% H2 SO4 (Alg-acid) or 5% CaCl2 (Alg-Ca) solutions. In addition, the Sr2+ adsorption percentages of the spherical Alg-Ca beads with a 0.672-mm-diameter was 70.64% which was significantly lower than that Alg-Ca fibers (79.49%). These results suggested that the fibrous shape is more suitable than the spheres as an adsorbent from sea water...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787896/comparison-of-high-pressure-homogenization-and-stirred-bead-milling-for-the-production-of-nano-crystalline-suspensions
#5
Mostafa Nakach, Jean-René Authelin, Marc-Antoine Perrin, Harivardhan Reddy Lakkireddy
Currently, the two technologies primarily used for the manufacturing of nano-crystalline suspensions using top down process (i.e. wet milling) are high pressure homogenization (HPH) and stirred bead milling (SBM). These two technologies are based upon different mechanisms, i.e., cavitation forces for HPH and shear forces for stirred bead milling. In this article, the HPH and SBM technologies are compared in terms of the impact of the suspension composition the process parameters and the technological configuration on milling performances and physical quality of the suspensions produced...
May 19, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786724/influence-of-a-nanoparticle-on-the-structure-and-dynamics-of-model-ionomer-melts
#6
Janani Sampath, Lisa M Hall
We simulate a single spherical nanoparticle (NP) surrounded by partially neutralized ionomers. The coarse-grained ionomers consist of a linear backbone of neutral monomer beads with charged pendant beads and counterions, along with pendant 'sticker' beads that represent unneutralized acid groups. Two different NP interactions are considered; one in which the NP interacts uniformly with all beads in the system (neutral NP) and another in which the NP has higher cohesive interactions with ions and stickers (sticky NP)...
May 22, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786472/high-speed-fluoroscopy-used-to-measure-dynamic-spinal-cord-deformation-in-an-in-vivo-rat-model
#7
Erin Lucas, Tom Whyte, Jie Liu, Colin M Russell, Wolfram Tetzlaff, Peter Alec Cripton
While spinal cord deformation is thought to be a predictor of spinal cord injury severity, few researchers have directly investigated the dynamic cord deformation or distribution of the deformation between white and grey matter of the in vivo spinal cord during impact. This knowledge would help to establish correlations among impact parameters, internal spinal cord deformation, and histological and functional outcomes. Relying on surface deformations alone may not be a sufficient representation of spinal cord deformation...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784819/xenoprotein-engineering-via-synthetic-libraries
#8
Zachary P Gates, Alexander A Vinogradov, Anthony J Quartararo, Anupam Bandyopadhyay, Zi-Ning Choo, Ethan D Evans, Kathryn H Halloran, Alexander J Mijalis, Surin K Mong, Mark D Simon, Eric A Standley, Evan D Styduhar, Sarah Z Tasker, Faycal Touti, Jessica M Weber, Jessica L Wilson, Timothy F Jamison, Bradley L Pentelute
Chemical methods have enabled the total synthesis of protein molecules of ever-increasing size and complexity. However, methods to engineer synthetic proteins comprising noncanonical amino acids have not kept pace, even though this capability would be a distinct advantage of the total synthesis approach to protein science. In this work, we report a platform for protein engineering based on the screening of synthetic one-bead one-compound protein libraries. Screening throughput approaching that of cell surface display was achieved by a combination of magnetic bead enrichment, flow cytometry analysis of on-bead screens, and high-throughput MS/MS-based sequencing of identified active compounds...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784379/comparison-of-chelex-based-resins-in-diffusive-gradients-in-thin-film-for-high-resolution-assessment-of-metals
#9
Chunyang Zhou, Sebastiaan van de Velde, Willy Baeyens, Yue Gao
The passive sampling technique of diffusive gradients in thin-film (DGT) is widely used to determine 1D profiles (using Chelex-100 resin) and 2D images (using suspended particulate reagent-iminodiacetate resin, abbreviated as SPR-IDA resin) of metals in sediment pore waters and in oxic/anoxic soils. However, when deployed in anoxic sediments with high metal concentrations, Fe and Mn concentrations determined with the Chelex-100 resin gel were ~ 5 times higher than concentrations measured with the SPR-IDA resin gel...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783865/flow-cytometry-based-epitope-binning-using-competitive-binding-profiles-for-the-characterization-of-monoclonal-antibodies-against-cellular-and-soluble-protein-targets
#10
Brian M Chan, Anita Badh, Kelly A Berry, Stephanie A Grauer, Chadwick T King
A key step in the therapeutic antibody drug discovery process is early identification of diverse candidate molecules. Information comparing antibody binding epitopes can be used to classify antibodies within a large panel, guiding rational lead molecule selection. We describe a novel epitope binning method utilizing high-throughput flow cytometry (HTFC) that leverages cellular barcoding or spectrally distinct beads to multiplex samples to characterize antibodies raised against cell membrane receptor or soluble protein targets...
May 1, 2018: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783169/applying-multi-criteria-analysis-for-preliminary-assessment-of-the-properties-of-alginate-immobilized-myriophyllum-spicatum-in-lake-water-samples
#11
Jelena V Milojković, Jelena B Popović-Djordjević, Lato L Pezo, Ilija D Brčeski, Aleksandar Ž Kostić, Vladan D Milošević, Mirjana D Stojanović
The preliminary assessment of the properties of alginate immobilized aquatic weed Myriophyllum spicatum beads-MsAlg in a multi-element system of nine Serbian lakes water samples was done. Herein, the results obtained in the biosorption experiment with MsAlg contents of twenty-two elements analysed by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry, biosorption capacity, element removal efficiency, total hardness (TH) and quality index of water (WQI) are presented. Scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy was used for the characterization of M...
May 11, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783062/ykl-40-levels-increase-with-declining-ankle-brachial-index-and-are-associated-with-long-term-cardiovascular-mortality-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-patients
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Clemens Höbaus, Maximilian Tscharre, Carsten Thilo Herz, Gerfried Pesau, Thomas Wrba, Renate Koppensteiner, Gerit-Holger Schernthaner
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: YKL-40 is an inflammatory marker secreted by macrophages and is expressed in atherosclerotic plaques. YKL-40 increases in coronary artery disease (CAD) with poor coronary collateral vessel development. Higher levels are linked to reduced survival in CAD patients. Studies evaluating YKL-40 in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are scarce. This study aims to elucidate a possible link between YKL-40 and PAD severity as well as cardiovascular long-term mortality...
May 9, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782055/clinical-and-immunological-effects-of-adsorptive-myeloid-lineage-leukocyte-apheresis-in-patients-with-immune-disorders
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REVIEW
Takuro Kanekura
Adsorptive granulocyte and monocyte apheresis (GMA) with the Adacolumn® is an extracorporeal treatment, which uses cellulose acetate (CA) beads as adsorptive leukocytapheresis carriers designed to remove elevated and potentially activated myeloid lineage leukocytes. Reports on the clinical efficacy of GMA in patients with skin lesions have appeared in the published work. Dermatological diseases, which are known to respond to GMA, include pyoderma gangrenosum, skin lesions of Behçet's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, pustular psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, adult-onset Still's disease, Sweet's syndrome, cutaneous allergic vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus rashes...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782011/a-preclinical-mouse-model-of-osteosarcoma-to-define-the-extracellular-vesicle-mediated-communication-between-tumor-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#14
Tonny Lagerweij, Maria Pérez-Lanzón, S Rubina Baglio
Within the tumor microenvironment, resident or recruited mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) contribute to malignant progression in multiple cancer types. Under the influence of specific environmental signals, these adult stem cells can release paracrine mediators leading to accelerated tumor growth and metastasis. Defining the crosstalk between tumor and MSCs is of primary importance to understand the mechanisms underlying cancer progression and identify novel targets for therapeutic intervention. Cancer cells produce high amounts of extracellular vesicles (EVs), which can profoundly affect the behavior of target cells in the tumor microenvironment or at distant sites...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781099/flow-cytometric-analysis-of-extracellular-vesicle-subsets-in-plasma-impact-of-swarm-by-particles-of-non-interest
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S F W M Libregts, G J A Arkesteijn, A Németh, E N M Nolte-'t Hoen, M H M Wauben
BACKGROUND: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) in plasma are increasingly recognized as potential biomarkers. EV analysis for diagnostic purposes should be robust and should allow analysis of EV subsets in a wide range of abundance and in a large number of patient samples. Flow cytometry offers possibilities to meet these criteria as it allows multi-parameter analysis of individual EVs. However, analysis of plasma EVs is challenging due to their size and heterogeneity and the presence of other submicron-sized particles in plasma that could interfere in EV-analysis...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781041/a-bead-based-immunogold-silver-staining-assay-on-capillary-driven-microfluidics
#16
Ngoc M Pham, Sebastian Rusch, Yuksel Temiz, Robert D Lovchik, Hans-Peter Beck, Walter Karlen, Emmanuel Delamarche
Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics are critically needed for the detection of infectious diseases, particularly in remote settings where accurate and appropriate diagnosis can save lives. However, it is difficult to implement immunoassays, and specifically immunoassays relying on signal amplification using silver staining, into POC diagnostic devices. Effective immobilization of antibodies in such devices is another challenge. Here, we present strategies for immobilizing capture antibodies (cAbs) in capillary-driven microfluidic chips and implementing a gold-catalyzed silver staining reaction...
May 21, 2018: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780992/electrostatic-interactions-in-soft-particle-systems-mesoscale-simulations-of-ionic-liquids
#17
Yong-Lei Wang, You-Liang Zhu, Zhong-Yuan Lu, Aatto Laaksonen
Computer simulations provide a unique insight into the microscopic details, molecular interactions and dynamic behavior responsible for many distinct physicochemical properties of ionic liquids. Due to the sluggish and heterogeneous dynamics and the long-ranged nanostructured nature of ionic liquids, coarse-grained meso-scale simulations provide an indispensable complement to detailed first-principles calculations and atomistic simulations allowing studies over extended length and time scales with a modest computational cost...
May 21, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780901/nocardial-scleritis-a-case-report-and-a-suggested-algorithm-for-disease-management-based-on-a-literature-review
#18
Laura Pires da Cunha, Verena Juncal, Cecília Godoy Carvalhaes, Sylvia Cardoso Leão, Erica Chimara, Denise Freitas
Purpose: To report a case of nocardial scleritis and to propose a logical treatment algorithm based on a literature review. Observations: It is important to suspect a nocardial infection when evaluating anterior unilateral scleritis accompanied by multiple purulent or necrotic abscesses, especially in male patients with a history of chronic ocular pain and redness, trauma inflicted by organic materials, or recent ophthalmic surgery. A microbiological investigation is essential...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780325/proteomics-of-stored-red-blood-cell-membrane-and-storage-induced-microvesicles-reveals-the-association-of-flotillin-2-with-band-3-complexes
#19
Michel Prudent, Julien Delobel, Aurélie Hübner, Corinne Benay, Niels Lion, Jean-Daniel Tissot
The storage of erythrocyte concentrates (ECs) induces lesions that notably affect metabolism, protein activity, deformability of red blood cells (RBCs), as well as the release of oxygen. Band 3 is one of the proteins affected during the ex vivo aging of RBCs. This membrane protein is an anion transporter, an anchor site for the cytoskeleton and other membrane proteins as well as a binding site for glycolytic enzymes and bears blood group antigens. In the present study, band 3 complexes were isolated from RBCs stored for 7 and 42 days in average ( n = 3), as well as from microvesicles ( n = 3)...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779958/development-of-an-anti-epo-antibody-detection-kit-based-on-lab-on-a-chip-and-bridging-antibody-technologies
#20
Jin-Gyo Oh, Jihyun Seong, Sunmi Han, Tae-Hwe Heo
Immunogenicity is a major concern in the use of biological drugs. In particular, antibody-mediated pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a rare condition that is caused by administration of recombinant erythropoietin. There are numerous assay platforms for detect EPO anti-drug antibody (ADA), and most have appropriate assay sensitivity, but in need of improvement in terms of assay turnaround time and user accessibility. Here, the new method was developed based on lab-on-a-chip technology and bridging ELISA. The FREND™ Cartridge is equipped with a microfluidic lateral flow channel, enabling easy, fast and accurate immunoassays with small sample volumes...
May 17, 2018: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
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