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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938643/serum-peptidome-profiling-for-the-diagnosis-of-colorectal-cancer-discovery-and-validation-in-two-independent-cohorts
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Hao Wang, Chenghua Luo, Shengtao Zhu, Honghong Fang, Qing Gao, Siqi Ge, Haixia Qu, Qingwei Ma, Hongwei Ren, Youxin Wang, Wei Wang
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignant neoplasms worldwide. Except for the existing fecal occult blood test, colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, no widely accepted in vitro diagnostic methods have been available. To identify potential peptide biomarkers for CRC, serum samples from a discovery cohort (100 CRC patients and 100 healthy controls) and an independent validation cohort (91 CRC patients and 91 healthy controls) were collected. Peptides were fractionated by weak cation exchange magnetic beads (MB-WCX) and analysed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938535/accurate-primary-germ-cell-cancer-diagnosis-using-serum-based-microrna-detection-amptsmir-test
#2
Ton van Agthoven, Leendert H J Looijenga
Multiple studies, including various methods and overall limited numbers of mostly heterogeneous cases, indicate that the level of embryonic stem cell microRNAs (miRs) (e.g. 371a-3p, 372-3p, 373-3p, and 367-3p) are increased in serum at primary diagnosis of almost all testicular germ cell cancer (TGCC). Here we determine the status of three of these miRs in serum samples of 250 TGCC patients, collected at time of primary diagnosis, compared with 60 non-TGCC patients and 104 male healthy donors. The levels of miRs were measured by the robust ampTSmiR test, including magnetic bead-based miR isolation and target specific pre-amplification followed by real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) detection...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938496/icaritin-improves-antibody-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-a-mouse-model-by-regulating-t-cell-polarization
#3
Chenghong Sun, Jian Yang, Mingzhi Wang, Lihong Pan, Jingchun Yao, Shenglan Wang, Na Guo, Chunyan Li, Guimin Zhang
Previous studies have shown that icaritin (ICT) has significant protective effects on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), and the present study aimed to discuss the mechanism of this protective effect from the aspect of regulating T-cell polarization by an antibody-induced ITP mice model. Mice were given rat anti-mouse CD41 antibody (MWReg30) by intraperitoneal injection for 7 d to produce ITP model. At the same time, ICT was administrated at 10 mg/kg/d orally for 9 d. Peripheral blood platelets were counted by hematology analyzer...
September 22, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938140/encapsulating-fe3o4-into-calcium-alginate-coated-chitosan-hydrochloride-hydrogel-beads-for-removal-of-cu-ii-and-u-vi-from-aqueous-solutions
#4
Xiaofeng Yi, Jiarui He, Yingyuan Guo, Zhenhua Han, Meixia Yang, Jiali Jin, Junjie Gu, Minrui Ou, Xiaoping Xu
The aim of this work was to study the removal of Cu (II) and U (VI) ions from aqueous solutions by encapsulating magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles into calcium alginate coated chitosan hydrochloride (CCM) hydrogel beads. ATR-FTIR and XRD analysis data indicated that the CCM composites were successfully prepared. SEM images and EDX spectra showed that Cu(2+) and UO2(2+) ions were adhered onto sorbents. Adsorption properties for removal of both copper and uranium ions under various experimental conditions were investigated...
September 19, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937875/multiplex-cytokine-analysis-of-aqueous-humor-from-the-patients-with-chronic-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma
#5
Roopam Duvesh, George Puthuran, Kavitha Srinivasan, Venkatesh Rengaraj, S R Krishnadas, Sharmila Rajendrababu, Vijayakumar Balakrishnan, Pradeep Ramulu, Periasamy Sundaresan
PURPOSE: To compare the levels of cytokines and growth factor in aqueous humor of the patients with chronic primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) and cataract. METHODS: Aqueous humor samples were collected from 19 chronic PACG patients and compared with 14 nonglaucomatous controls presenting for cataract surgery. The levels of 27 cytokines and growth factors were measured in the aqueous samples using multiplex bead immunoassay and compared across groups. RESULTS: Significantly higher levels of interleukin (IL)-8 (p < 0...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936565/development-of-macaque-secondary-follicles-exposed-to-neutral-red-prior-to-3-dimensional-culture
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Daiane L Bulgarelli, Alison Y Ting, Brenda J Gordon, Ana Carolina Japur de Sá Rosa-E-Silva, Mary B Zelinski
PURPOSE: Neutral red (NR) may assist identification of preantral follicles in pieces of cortical tissue prior to cryopreservation in cancer patients requesting fertility preservation. This study is the first to analyze this effect by follicle growth rate after long-term culture in primates. METHODS: Ovarian cortex was obtained from adult rhesus macaques, was cut into fragments, and was incubated with NR. Secondary follicles were readily visualized following NR staining and then were encapsulated into alginate beads and cultured individually for 4 weeks in αMEM media supplemented with 10 ng/ml FSH at 5% O2...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936271/comparison-of-the-volatile-organic-compound-recovery-rates-of-commercial-active-samplers-for-evaluation-of-indoor-air-quality-in-work-environments
#7
Yuichi Miyake, Masahiro Tokumura, Qi Wang, Zhiwei Wang, Takashi Amagai
The Industrial Safety and Health Law in Japan established administrative levels for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in indoor air. In the present study, these 49 VOCs were extracted from the absorbents of commercial active samplers from Sibata Scientific Technology (carbon-bead active sampler), SKC Inc. (Anasorb CSC sorbent tube), and Gastec (bead-shaped activated carbon tube) using carbon disulfide, and the recovery rates were compared. The VOCs were added to the adsorbents at three concentration levels relative to the administrative levels (×0...
2017: Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935540/new-crosslinked-chitosan-graft-poly-n-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone-for-the-removal-of-cu-ii-ions-from-aqueous-solutions
#8
Zetty Azalea Sutirman, Mohd Marsin Sanagi, Juhanni Abd Karim, Ahmedy Abu Naim, Wan Aini Wan Ibrahim
Crosslinked chitosan beads were grafted with N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone (NVP) using ammonium persulfate (APS) as free radical initiator. Important variables on graft copolymerization such as temperature, reaction time, concentration of initiator and concentration of monomer were optimized. The results revealed optimum conditions for maximum grafting of NVP on 1g crosslinked chitosan as follows: reaction temperature, 60°C; reaction time, 2h and concentrations of APS and NVP of 2.63×10(-1)M and 26.99×10(-1)M, respectively...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934265/comparative-effectiveness-of-different-transarterial-embolization-therapies-alone-or-in-combination-with-local-ablative-or-adjuvant-systemic-treatments-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Konstantinos Katsanos, Panagiotis Kitrou, Stavros Spiliopoulos, Ioannis Maroulis, Theodore Petsas, Dimitris Karnabatidis
BACKGROUND: The optimal transcatheter embolization strategy for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains elusive. We conducted a systematic review and network meta-analysis (NMA) of different embolization options for unresectable HCC. METHODS: Medical databases were searched for randomized controlled trials evaluating bland transarterial embolization (TAE), conventional TACE, drug-eluting bead chemoembolization (DEB-TACE), or transarterial radioembolization (TARE), either alone or combined with adjuvant chemotherapy, or local liver ablation, or external radiotherapy for unresectable HCC up to June 2017...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933543/prevalent-sequences-in-the-human-genome-can-form-mini-i-motif-structures-at-physiological-ph
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Bartomeu Mir, Israel Serrano, Diana Buitrago, Modesto Orozco, Nuria Escaja, Carlos González
We report here the solution structure of several repetitive DNA sequences containing d(TCGTTCCGT) and related repeats. At physiological pH, these sequences fold into an i-motif like quadruplexes in which every two repeats a globular structure is stabilized by two hemiprotonated C:C+ base pairs, flanked by two minor groove tetrads resulting from the association of G:C or G:T base pairs. The interaction between the minor groove tetrads and the nearby C:C+ base pairs affords a strong stabilization, which results in effective pHT values above 7...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932887/microchip-capillary-gel-electrophoresis-combined-with-lectin-affinity-enrichment-employing-magnetic-beads-for-glycoprotein-analysis
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Nicole Y Engel, Victor U Weiss, Christian Wenz, Susanne Glück, Andreas Rüfer, Martin Kratzmeier, Martina Marchetti-Deschmann, Günter Allmaier
Due to the constant search for reliable methods to investigate glycoproteins in complex biological samples, an alternative approach combining affinity enrichment with rapid and sensitive analysis on-a-chip is presented. Glycoproteins were specifically captured by lectin-coated magnetic beads, eluted by competitive sugars, and investigated with microchip capillary gel electrophoresis (MCGE), i.e., CGE-on-a-chip. We compared our results to sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) data, which turned out to be in very good agreement...
September 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932619/extraction-of-phosphate-from-polluted-waters-using-calcium-alginate-beads-doped-with-active-carbon-derived-from-a-aspera-plant-as-adsorbent
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Ravulapalli Sujitha, Kunta Ravindhranath
An adsorbent prepared by entrapping active carbon derived from the stems of Achyranthes aspera plant in the calcium alginate beads (CABAA) has been investigated for its adsorption nature towards the removal of phosphate by varying various physicochemical parameters. Surface morphological studies are made using FTIR, XRD, FESEM, and EDX. The sorption mechanism is analyzed using Freundlich, Langmuir, Dubinin-Radushkevich, and Temkin adsorption isotherms. The adsorption kinetics is found to follow the pseudo-second-order model...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932201/the-placental-microbiota-is-altered-among-subjects-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-pilot-study
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Jia Zheng, Xinhua Xiao, Qian Zhang, Lili Mao, Miao Yu, Jianping Xu, Tong Wang
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has significant implications for the future health of the mother and child. However, the associations between human placental microbiota and GDM are poorly understood. We aimed to profile the placental microbiota of GDM and further define whether or not certain placental microbiota taxon correlates with specific clinical characteristics. Placenta were collected from GDM women and women with normal pregnancies (n = 10, in each group) consecutively recruited at Peking Union Medical College Hospital...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931917/exercise-training-enhances-in-vivo-clearance-of-endotoxin-and-attenuates-inflammatory-responses-by-potentiating-kupffer-cell-phagocytosis
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Shoichi Komine, Kentaro Akiyama, Eiji Warabi, Sechang Oh, Keisuke Kuga, Kazunori Ishige, Shinji Togashi, Toru Yanagawa, Junichi Shoda
The failure of Kupffer cells (KCs) to remove endotoxin is an important factor in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In this study, the effects of exercise training on KC function were studied in terms of in vivo endotoxin clearance and inflammatory responses. Mice were allocated into rest and exercise groups. KC bead phagocytic capacity and plasma steroid hormone levels were determined following exercise training. Endotoxin and inflammatory cytokine levels in plasma were determined over time following endotoxin injection...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931600/micropipette-force-probe-to-quantify-single-cell-force-generation-application-to-t-cell-activation
#15
Anna Sawicka, Avin Babataheri, Stéphanie Dogniaux, Abdul I Barakat, David Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Claire Hivroz, Julien Husson
In response to engagement of surface molecules, cells generate active forces that regulate many cellular processes. Developing tools that permit gathering mechanical and morphological information on these forces is of the utmost importance. Here we describe a new technique, the Micropipette Force Probe, that uses a micropipette as a flexible cantilever that can aspirate at its tip a bead that is coated with molecules of interest and is brought in contact with the cell. This technique simultaneously allows tracking the resulting changes in cell morphology and mechanics as well as measuring the forces generated by the cell...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930996/assessment-of-the-anticoagulant-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-endothelial-cells-using-3d-cell-culture-and-non-anticoagulated-whole-blood
#16
Riccardo Sfriso, Anjan Bongoni, Yara Banz, Nikolai Klymiuk, Eckhard Wolf, Robert Rieben
In vivo, endothelial cells are crucial for the natural anticoagulation of circulating blood. Consequently, endothelial cell activation leads to blood coagulation. This phenomenon is observed in many clinical situations, like organ transplantation in the presence of pre-formed anti-donor antibodies, including xenotransplantation, as well as in ischemia/reperfusion injury. In order to reduce animal experimentation according to the 3R standards (reduction, replacement and refinement), in vitro models to study the effect of endothelial cell activation on blood coagulation would be highly desirable...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930983/personalized-peptide-arrays-for-detection-of-hla-alloantibodies-in-organ-transplantation
#17
Pan Liu, Tomokazu Souma, Andrew Zu-Sern Wei, Xueying Xie, Xunrong Luo, Jing Jin
In organ transplantation, the function and longevity of the graft critically rely on the success of controlling immunological rejection reactivity against human leukocyte antigens (HLA). Histocompatibility guidelines are based on laboratory tests of anti-HLA immunity, which presents either as pre-existing or de novo generated HLA antibodies that constitute a major transplantation barrier. Current tests are built on a single-antigen beads (SAB) platform using a fixed set of ~100 preselected recombinant HLA antigens to probe transplant sera...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929383/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-six-different-dna-extraction-methods-for-the-representation-of-the-microbial-community-associated-with-human-chronic-wound-infections-using-a-gel-based-dna-profiling-method
#18
Ayomi Dilhari, Asanga Sampath, Chinthika Gunasekara, Neluka Fernando, Deepaka Weerasekara, Chris Sissons, Andrew McBain, Manjula Weerasekera
Infected chronic wounds are polymicrobial in nature which include a diverse group of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. Majority of these communal microorganisms are difficult to grow in vitro. DNA fingerprinting methods such as polymerase chain reaction-denaturation gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE) facilitate the microbial profiling of complex ecosystems including infected chronic wounds. Six different DNA extraction methods were compared for profiling of the microbial community associated with chronic wound infections using PCR-DGGE...
September 19, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927662/transarterial-chemoembolization-with-small-drug-eluting-beads-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-experience-from-a-cohort-of-421-patients-at-an-italian-center
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Camillo Aliberti, Riccardo Carandina, Sara Lonardi, Vincenzo Dadduzio, Alessandro Vitale, Enrico Gringeri, Giacomo Zanus, Umberto Cillo
PURPOSE: To assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of small drug-eluting embolic (DEE) agents (70-150 μm) for chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center, single-arm, retrospective study involved 421 patients (mean age, 66.1 y ± 9.8 [standard deviation]) with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage A (n = 88), B (n = 140), or C (n = 193) HCC and Child-Pugh class A (n = 233) or B (n = 188) cirrhosis...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927127/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-protein-level-in-pleural-effusion-for-differentiating-malignant-from-benign-pleural-effusion
#20
Da-Wei Wu, Wei-An Chang, Kuan-Ting Liu, Meng-Chi Yen, Po-Lin Kuo
Pleural effusion is associated with multiple benign and malignant conditions. Currently no biomarkers differentiate malignant pleural effusion (MPE) and benign pleural effusion (BPE) sensitively and specifically. The present study identified a novel combination of biomarkers in pleural effusion for differentiating MPE from BPE by enrolling 75 patients, 34 with BPE and 41 with MPE. The levels of lactate dehydrogenase, glucose, protein, and total cell, neutrophil, monocyte and lymphocyte counts in the pleural effusion were measured...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
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