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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906487/neutrophil-activation-during-acute-human-anaphylaxis-analysis-of-mpo-and-scd62l
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Abbie Francis, Erika Bosio, Shelley F Stone, Daniel M Fatovich, Glenn Arendts, Yusuf Nagree, Stephen P J Macdonald, Hugh Mitenko, Mani Rajee, Sally Burrows, Simon G A Brown
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms involved in the amplification of the mast cell response during anaphylaxis are unclear. Mouse models of anaphylaxis demonstrate the critical involvement of neutrophils. These innate immune cells are highly abundant in peripheral blood and can be rapidly activated to trigger both local and systemic inflammation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate neutrophil activation in peripheral blood during acute human anaphylaxis. METHODS: Patients presenting to the Emergency Department with anaphylaxis underwent blood sampling upon enrolment and at up to three subsequent time points...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906293/multilayer-langmuir-blodgett-films-as-diffractive-external-3d-photonic-crystal-in-blue-oleds
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Frédéric Dumur, Stéphane Reculusa, Michal Mruczkiewicz, Mathias Perrin, Laurence Vignau, Sophie Fasquel
Three-dimensional Langmuir-Blodgett films made of silica beads are theoretically and experimentally investigated in order to improve the relatively small efficiency of blue OLEDs. Using films made of 5 layers of beads, we fabricated OLEDs emitting at 476 nm, and measured a gain of around 40% on their external quantum efficiency. An optical model has been developed to accurately handle the fact that the organic emitting layer and the photonic extraction layer are separated by a distance greater than 1000 wavelength...
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904683/rapamycin-targets-interleukin-6-il-6-expression-and-suppresses-endothelial-cell-invasion-stimulated-by-tumor-cells
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Oleksandr Ekshyyan, Alok R Khandelwal, Xiaohua Rong, Tara Moore-Medlin, Xiaohui Ma, Jonathan Steven Alexander, Cherie-Ann O Nathan
mTOR inhibitors have potent antiangiogenic and anti-lymphangiogenic effects in addition to their growth inhibitory effects in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Lymphatogenous spread is much more predominant in HNSCC than hematogenous spread and significantly decreases survival. In this study we evaluated the effects of rapamycin on targeting tumor-stroma crosstalk in HNSCC. HNSCC tumor cells (FaDu) and human lymphatic endothelial cells (HMEC-1A) were co-cultured in various combinations using transwell cell culture inserts to study tumor-stroma crosstalk and the effects of mTOR inhibitor rapamycin...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904609/deciphering-biological-characteristics-of-tumorigenic-subpopulations-in-human-colorectal-cancer-reveals-cellular-plasticity
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Hamed Mirzaei, Hossein Salehi, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Amir Avan, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari, Afshin Namdar, Abbas Rezaei, Hamid Reza Mirzaei
BACKGROUND: It is supposed that human colorectal cancer consists of a phenotypically distinct population of tumorigenic cancer cells known as cancer stem cells (CSCs) which play a pivotal role in cancer progression, maintenance, metastasis, and the relapse. The aim of this effort was to investigate and compare biological characterizations of CD133(+) with CD133(-) cell subsets isolated from both primary and metastatic human colorectal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using our optimized protocols, unfixed colorectal tumors were enzymatically and mechanically dissociated into single cells followed by evaluation of postdigestion viability...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904450/survival-of-patients-with-intermediate-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-superselective-transarterial-chemoembolization-using-doxorubicin-loaded-dc-bead-under-cone-beam-computed-tomography-control
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Peter Popovic, Borut Stabuc, Rado Jansa, Manca Garbajs
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate treatment response, adverse events and survival rates of patients with intermediate stage HCC treated with superselective doxorubicin-loaded DC Bead transarterial chemoembolization (DEBDOX) under cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) control. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between October 2010 and June 2012, 35 consecutive patients with intermediate stage HCC (32 male, 3 female; average age, 67.5 ± 7.8 years; 22 patients Child-Pugh class A, 8 class B, 5 without cirrhosis) were treated with DEBDOX TACE...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901382/assessment-of-in-vitro-release-of-carboplatin-from-six-carrier-media
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Marije Risselada, Denis J Marcellin-Little, Kristen M Messenger, Emily Griffith, Gigi S Davidson, Mark G Papich
OBJECTIVE To investigate in vitro carboplatin release from 6 carrier media. SAMPLE 6 carboplatin-containing carrier media. PROCEDURES An in vitro release study was performed with 6 commercially available carrier media: a hemostatic gelatin sponge, a poloxamer copolymer gel, and 2 sizes (3 and 4.8 mm in diameter) of beads molded from each of 2 commercial calcium sulfate products. All carrier media contained 10 mg of carboplatin. Carrier media specimens were placed in 37°C PBS solution for 96 hours. Carboplatin concentrations in PBS solution were measured by use of high-performance liquid chromatography at 15 time points to calculate the amount and proportion of carboplatin released from each specimen...
December 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901112/depletion-of-trna-halves-enables-effective-small-rna-sequencing-of-low-input-murine-serum-samples
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Alan Van Goethem, Nurten Yigit, Celine Everaert, Myrthala Moreno-Smith, Liselot M Mus, Eveline Barbieri, Frank Speleman, Pieter Mestdagh, Jason Shohet, Tom Van Maerken, Jo Vandesompele
The ongoing ascent of sequencing technologies has enabled researchers to gain unprecedented insights into the RNA content of biological samples. MiRNAs, a class of small non-coding RNAs, play a pivotal role in regulating gene expression. The discovery that miRNAs are stably present in circulation has spiked interest in their potential use as minimally-invasive biomarkers. However, sequencing of blood-derived samples (serum, plasma) is challenging due to the often low RNA concentration, poor RNA quality and the presence of highly abundant RNAs that dominate sequencing libraries...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900876/effects-of-production-methods-and-protective-ingredients-on-the-viability-of-probiotic-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-r0011-in-air-dried-alginate-beads
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Claude P Champagne, Yves Raymond, Yves Arcand
The goal of this study was to use a microencapsulation technology to prepare air-dried concentrated cultures of Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011. The cultures were microencapsulated in alginate beads, which were added to a growth medium to allow cell multiplication inside the matrix; the beads were recovered, dipped in protective solutions, and air-dried. The effects of fermentation technology and of the composition of the protective solutions on subsequent survival during air-drying were examined. The cells prepared under a constant pH of 6...
August 26, 2016: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899700/a-magneto-microfluidic-system-for-investigating-the-influence-of-an-externally-induced-force-gradient-in-a-collagen-type-i-ecm-on-hmvec-sprouting
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Sahan C B Herath, Soheila Sharghi-Namini, Yue Du, Dongan Wang, Ruowen Ge, Qing-Guo Wang, Harry Asada, Peter C Y Chen
Advances in mechanobiology have suggested that physiological and pathological angiogenesis may be differentiated based on the ways in which the cells interact with the extracellular matrix (ECM) that exhibits partially different mechanical properties. This warrants investigating the regulation of ECM stiffness on cell behavior using angiogenesis assays. In this article, we report the application of the technique of active manipulation of ECM stiffness to study in vitro angiogenic sprouting of human microvascular endothelial cells (HMVECs) in a microfluidic device...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Laboratory Automation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899273/sandtraps-are-efficient-scalable-and-mild-systems-for-harvesting-washing-and-concentrating-cells
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Danny Frauenstein, Katja Seidel, Lorenz Adrian
Microbial cells vary widely in size, specific density, shearing resistance, oxygen sensitivity and abundance so that differential harvesting and washing procedures are needed to efficiently recover cells from dilute suspensions. We here describe a mild, simple, variable and cost-efficient method to harvest cells on columns packed with silica beads. The method collects and concentrates 40-98% of the cells preserving enzymatic activity and cell viability. The method can be applied for strictly anaerobic microorganisms, is scalable to different culture volumes and can be multiplexed in standardized systems...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899228/the-recombinant-n-terminal-domain-of-spike-proteins-is-a-potential-vaccine-against-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-infection
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Lan Jiaming, Yao Yanfeng, Deng Yao, Hu Yawei, Bao Linlin, Huang Baoying, Yan Jinghua, George F Gao, Qin Chuan, Tan Wenjie
The persistent public health threat of infection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) highlights the need for an effective MERS-CoV vaccine. Previous studies have focused mainly on the receptor-binding domain (RBD) on the spike protein of MERS-CoV. Herein, we investigated the immunogenicity and protective potential of the recombinant N-terminal domain (rNTD) of spike proteins as a vaccine candidate. BALB/c mice vaccinated with 5 or 10μg of rNTD protein demonstrated a significant humoral immune response (serum IgG and neutralizing activity)...
November 26, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899122/endocytosed-nanoparticles-hold-endosomes-and-stimulate-binucleated-cells-formation
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Lin Xia, Weihong Gu, Mingyi Zhang, Ya-Nan Chang, Kui Chen, Xue Bai, Lai Yu, Juan Li, Shan Li, Gengmei Xing
BACKGROUND: Nanotechnology developed rapidly in cellular diagnosis and treatment, the endocytic system was an important pathway for targeting cell. In the research of developing macrophages as drug carriers or important therapeutic targets, an interesting phenomenon, internalized nanoparticles induced to form binucleated macrophages, was found although the particles dose did not cause obvious cytotoxicity. RESULTS: Under 25 μg/ml, internalized 30 nm polystyrene beads(30 nm Ps nanoparticles) induced the formation of binucleated macrophages when they entered into endosomes via the endocytic pathway...
November 29, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897453/clinical-usefulness-of-simultaneous-measurement-of-the-tear-levels-of-ccl17-ccl24-and-il-16-for-the-biomarkers-of-allergic-conjunctival-disorders
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Jun Shoji, Hiroshi Aso, Noriko Inada
PURPOSE: This study investigated the clinical usefulness of a multiple tear cytokine/chemokine test by simultaneously determining tear levels of CC chemokine ligand 17 (CCL17)/thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC), CCL24/eotaxin-2, and interleukin-16 (IL-16) for assessing acute and chronic allergic inflammation in allergic conjunctival disorders (ACDs). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study included 37 patients with ACD and 11 healthy adults (controls). Patients with ACDs were divided into the following three groups; patients with allergic conjunctivitis (AC group, n = 17), patients with atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC group, n = 6), and patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC group, n = 14)...
November 29, 2016: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897433/affinity-chromatography-matrices-for-depletion-and-purification-of-casein-glycomacropeptide-from-bovine-whey
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María F Baieli, Nicolás Urtasun, María J Martinez, Daniela B Hirsch, Ana M R Pilosof, María V Miranda, Osvaldo Cascone, Federico J Wolman
Casein glycomacropeptide (CMP) is a 64- amino acid peptide found in cheese whey, which is released after κ-casein specific cleavage by chymosin. CMP lacks aromatic amino acids, a characteristic that makes it usable as a nutritional supplement for people with phenylketonuria. CMP consists of two nonglycosylated isoforms (aCMP A and aCMP B) and its different glycosylated forms (gCMP A and gCMP B). The most predominant carbohydrate of gCMP is N-acetylneuraminic acid (sialic acid). Here, we developed a CMP purification process based on the affinity of sialic acid for wheat germ agglutinin (WGA)...
November 7, 2016: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896772/characterization-of-a-protein-interactome-by-co-immunoprecipitation-and-shotgun-mass-spectrometry
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Giuseppina Maccarrone, Juan Jose Bonfiglio, Susana Silberstein, Christoph W Turck, Daniel Martins-de-Souza
Identifying the partners of a given protein (the interactome) may provide leads about the protein's function and the molecular mechanisms in which it is involved. One of the alternative strategies used to characterize protein interactomes consists of co-immunoprecipitation (co-IP) followed by shotgun mass spectrometry. This enables the isolation and identification of a protein target in its native state and its interactome from cells or tissue lysates under physiological conditions. In this chapter, we describe a co-IP protocol for interactome studies that uses an antibody against a protein of interest bound to protein A/G plus agarose beads to isolate a protein complex...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896766/multiplex-immunoassay-profiling
#16
Laurie Stephen
Multiplex immunoassays allow for the rapid profiling of biomarker proteins in biological fluids, using less sample and labor than single immunoassays. This chapter details the methods to develop and manufacture multiplex assays for the Luminex(®) platform. Although assay development is not included here, the same methods can be used to covalently couple antibodies to the Luminex beads and to label antibodies for the screening of sandwich pairs, if needed. The assay optimization, detection of cross-reactivity, and minimizing antibody interactions and matrix interferences will be addressed...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895551/oct4-methylation-mediated-silencing-as-an-epigenetic-barrier-preventing-m%C3%A3-ller-glia-dedifferentiation-in-a-murine-model-of-retinal-injury
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Luis I Reyes-Aguirre, Monica Lamas
Müller glia (MG) is the most abundant glial type in the vertebrate retina. Among its many functions, it is capable of responding to injury by dedifferentiating, proliferating, and differentiating into every cell types lost to damage. This regenerative ability is notoriously absent in mammals. We have previously reported that cultured mammalian MG undergoes a partial dedifferentiation, but fails to fully acquire a progenitor phenotype and differentiate into neurons. This might be explained by a mnemonic mechanism comprised by epigenetic traits, such as DNA methylation...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895423/increased-cd4-cd45ra-foxp3-low-cells-alter-the-balance-between-treg-and-th17-cells-in-colitis-mice
#18
Ya-Hui Ma, Jie Zhang, Xue Chen, You-Fu Xie, Yan-Hua Pang, Xin-Juan Liu
AIM: To investigate the role of regulatory T cell (Treg) subsets in the balance between Treg and T helper 17 (Th17) cells in various tissues from mice with dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis. METHODS: Treg cells, Treg cell subsets, Th17 cells, and CD4(+)CD25(+)FoxP3(+)IL-17(+) cells from the lamina propria of colon (LPC) and other ulcerative colitis (UC) mouse tissues were evaluated by flow cytometry. Forkhead box protein 3 (FoxP3), interleukin 17A (IL-17A), and RORC mRNA levels were assessed by real-time PCR, while interleukin-10 (IL-10) and IL-17A levels were detected with a Cytometric Beads Array...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895279/evaluation-of-immunoglobulin-g-responses-to-plasmodium-falciparum-and-plasmodium-vivax-in-malian-school-children-using-multiplex-bead-assay
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Eric Rogier, Delynn M Moss, Anna N Chard, Victoria Trinies, Seydou Doumbia, Matthew C Freeman, Patrick J Lammie
Malaria serology through assaying for IgG against Plasmodium spp. antigens provides evidence into the infection history for an individual. The multiplex bead assay (MBA) allows for detection of IgG against multiple Plasmodium spp., and can be especially useful in many regions where Plasmodium falciparum is of primary clinical focus, but other species are co-endemic. Dried blood spots were collected from 805 Malian children attending 42 elementary schools in the regions of Mopti, Sikasso, Koulikoro, and Bamako capital district, and IgG assayed by MBA...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894964/approach-to-osteomyelitis-treatment-with-antibiotic-loaded-pmma
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Wentao Zhang, Guangyu Lei, Yang Liu, Wei Wang, Tao Song, Jinzhu Fan
BACKGROUND: To reduce the incidence of osteomyelitis infection, local antibiotic impregnated delivery systems are commonly used as a promising and effective approach to deliver high antibiotic concentrations at the infection site. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review was to provide a literature review regarding approach to osteomyelitis treatment with antibiotic loaded PMMA. STUDY DESIGN: Literature study regarding osteomyelitis treatment with antibiotic loaded carriers using key terms Antibiotic, osteomyelitis, biodegradable PMMA through published articles...
November 25, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
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