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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231635/in-vivo-structural-imaging-in-rats-reveals-neuroanatomical-correlates-of-behavioral-sub-dimensions-of-cocaine-addiction
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Nazzareno Cannella, Alejandro Cosa-Linan, Elena Büchler, Claudia Falfan-Melgoza, Wolfgang Weber-Fahr, Rainer Spanagel
Cocaine addiction is a multi-dimensional behavioral disorder characterized by a loss of control over cocaine taking despite of detrimental consequences. Structural MRI studies have revealed association between cocaine consumption and gray matter volume (GMV) in cocaine-addicted patients. However, the behavioral correlates of GMV in cocaine addiction are poorly understood. Here, we used a DSM-IV-based rat model of cocaine addiction with high face validity for structural imaging. According to three behavioral sub-dimensions of addiction, rats were separated into two groups showing either addict-like or non-addict-like behavior...
February 23, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231402/ex-vivo-visualization-of-human-ciliated-epithelium-and-quantitative-analysis-of-induced-flow-dynamics-by-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Yuye Ling, Xinwen Yao, Ute A Gamm, Emilio Arteaga-Solis, Charles W Emala, Michael A Choma, Christine P Hendon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cilia-driven mucociliary clearance is an important self-defense mechanism of great clinical importance in pulmonary research. Conventional light microscopy possesses the capability to visualize individual cilia and its beating pattern but lacks the throughput to assess the global ciliary activities and flow dynamics. Optical coherence tomography (OCT), which provides depth-resolved cross-sectional images, was recently introduced to this area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen de-identified human tracheobronchial tissues are directly imaged by two OCT systems: one system centered at 1,300 nm with 6...
February 23, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231390/intraoperative-assessment-of-laryngeal-pathologies-with-optical-coherence-tomography-integrated-into-a-surgical-microscope
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Anna S Englhard, Tom Betz, Veronika Volgger, Eva Lankenau, Georg J Ledderose, Herbert Stepp, Christian Homann, Christian S Betz
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic examination followed by tissue biopsy is the gold standard in the evaluation of lesions of the upper aerodigestive tract. However, it can be difficult to distinguish between healthy mucosa, dysplasia, and invasive carcinoma. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive technique which acquires high-resolution, cross-sectional images of tissue in vivo. Integrated into a surgical microscope, it allows the intraoperative evaluation of lesions simultaneously with microscopic visualization...
February 23, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231293/photoacoustic-imaging-features-of-intraocular-tumors-retinoblastoma-and-uveal-melanoma
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Guan Xu, Yafang Xue, Zeynep Gürsel Özkurt, Naziha Slimani, Zizhong Hu, Xueding Wang, Kewen Xia, Teng Ma, Qifa Zhou, Hakan Demirci
The purpose of this study is to examine the capability of photoacoustic (PA) imaging (PAI) in assessing the unique molecular and architectural features in ocular tumors. A real-time PA and ultrasonography (US) parallel imaging system based on a research US platform was developed to examine retinoblastoma in mice in vivo and human retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma ex vivo. PA signals were generated by optical illumination at 720, 750, 800, 850, 900 and 950 nm delivered through a fiber optical bundle. The optical absorption spectra of the tumors were derived from the PA images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230915/a-singlet-oxygen-generating-agent-by-chirality-dependent-plasmonic-shell-satellite-nanoassembly
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Fengli Gao, Maozhong Sun, Wei Ma, Xiaoling Wu, Liqiang Liu, Hua Kuang, Chuanlai Xu
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) agent, which generates singlet oxygen ((1) O2 ) under light, has attracted significant attention for its broad biological and medical applications. Here, DNA-driven shell-satellite (SS) gold assemblies as chiral photosensitizers are first fabricated. The chiral plasmonic nanostructure, coupling with cysteine enantiomers on its surface, exhibits intense chiroplasmonic activities (-40.2 ± 2.6 mdeg) in the visible region. These chiral SS nanoassemblies have high reactive oxygen species generating efficiency under circular polarized light illumination, resulting in a (1) O2 quantum yield of 1...
February 23, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230071/probing-the-molecular-mechanism-of-human-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-activation-by-no-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Jie Pan, Hong Yuan, Xiaoxue Zhang, Huijuan Zhang, Qiming Xu, Yajun Zhou, Li Tan, Shingo Nagawa, Zhong-Xian Huang, Xiangshi Tan
Soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) is a heme-containing metalloprotein in NO-sGC-cGMP signaling. NO binds to the heme of sGC to catalyze the synthesis of the second messenger cGMP, which plays a critical role in several physiological processes. However, the molecular mechanism for sGC to mediate the NO signaling remains unclear. Here fluorophore FlAsH-EDT2 and fluorescent proteins were employed to study the NO-induced sGC activation. FlAsH-EDT2 labeling study revealed that NO binding to the H-NOX domain of sGC increased the distance between H-NOX and PAS domain and the separation between H-NOX and coiled-coil domain...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229621/caveolin-1-expression-favors-tumor-growth-and-is-associated-with-poor-survival-in-primary-lung-adenocarcinomas
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Eleonora Duregon, Rebecca Senetta, Luca Bertero, Benedetta Bussolati, Laura Annaratone, Alessandra Pittaro, Mauro Papotti, Caterina Marchiò, Paola Cassoni
Despite the consolidated clinico-pathological correlates of Caveolin 1 expression in non-small cell lung cancer, the available data on the role of Caveolin 1 in relation to proliferation, migration, and metastasis in lung adenocarcinoma cells is still scant. Here, we aimed to confirm whether Caveolin 1 may act as a promoter of cell growth in human lung adenocarcinoma using in vitro and in vivo models, supported by a survival analysis of Caveolin 1 expression in a series of 116 primary lung adenocarcinomas. The silencing of endogenous Caveolin 1 expression in H522 lung adenocarcinoma cells through stable shRNA transfection significantly inhibited cellular proliferation in vitro and in vivo, in a lung adenocarcinoma xenograft mouse model...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229334/specific-amyloid-binding-of-polybasic-peptides-in-vivo-is-retained-by-%C3%AE-sheet-conformers-but-lost-in-the-disrupted-coil-and-all-d-amino-acid-variants
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Jonathan S Wall, Angela Williams, Tina Richey, Alan Stuckey, Craig Wooliver, J Christopher Scott, Robert Donnell, Emily B Martin, Stephen J Kennel
PURPOSE: The heparin-reactive, helical peptide p5 is an effective amyloid imaging agent in mice with systemic amyloidosis. Analogs of p5 with modified secondary structure characteristics exhibited altered binding to heparin, synthetic amyloid fibrils, and amyloid extracts in vitro. Herein, we further study the effects of peptide helicity and chirality on specific amyloid binding using a mouse model of systemic inflammation-associated (AA) amyloidosis. PROCEDURES: Peptides with disrupted helical structure [p5(coil) and p5(Pro3)], with an extended sheet conformation [p5(sheet)] or an all-D enantiomer [p5(D)], were chemically synthesized, radioiodinated, and their biodistribution studied in WT mice as well as transgenic animals with severe systemic AA amyloidosis...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229225/implications-of-sdhb-genetic-testing-in-patients-with-sporadic-pheochromocytoma
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Aurelie Maignan, Carole Guerin, Valentin Julliard, Nunzia-Cinzia Paladino, Edward Kim, Philippe Roche, Fréderic Castinetti, Wassim Essamet, Julien Mancini, Alessio Imperiale, Roderick Clifton-Bligh, Pauline Romanet, Anne Barlier, Karel Pacak, Fréderic Sebag, David Taïeb
PURPOSE: Succinate dehydrogenase B (SDHB) associated pheochromocytomas (PHEOs) are associated with a higher risk of tumor aggressiveness and malignancy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate (1) the frequency of germline SDHB mutations in apparently sporadic patients with PHEO who undergo preoperative genetic testing and (2) the ability to predict pathogenic mutations. METHODS: From 2012 to 2016, 82 patients underwent a PHEO surgical resection. Sixteen were operated in the context of hereditary PHEO and were excluded from analysis...
February 22, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228879/zinner-syndrome-diagnosed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-computed-tomography-role-of-imaging-to-identify-and-evaluate-the-uncommon-variation-in-development-of-the-male-genital-tract
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V Fiaschetti, L Greco, V Giuricin, D De Vivo, E Di Caprera, R Di Trapano, F Castellani, R Floris
Seminal vesicle cysts are a very rare condition and its often associated with ipsilateral renal agenesis. The diagnosis of seminal vesicle cysts may be delayed or missed because of the non-specific symptoms of this condition. This article reports a triad of right renal agenesis, ipsilateral seminal vesicle cyst, and ejaculatory duct obstruction (Zinner syndrome) in a 56 years old man.
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228723/presynaptic-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptors-and-trkb-receptor-cooperate-in-the-elimination-of-redundant-motor-nerve-terminals-during-development
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Laura Nadal, Neus Garcia, Erica Hurtado, Anna Simó, Marta Tomàs, Maria A Lanuza, Victor Cilleros, Josep Tomàs
The development of the nervous system involves the overproduction of synapses but connectivity is refined by Hebbian activity-dependent axonal competition. The newborn skeletal muscle fibers are polyinnervated but, at the end of the competition process, some days later, become innervated by a single axon. We used quantitative confocal imaging of the autofluorescent axons from transgenic B6.Cg-Tg (Thy1-YFP)16 Jrs/J mice to investigate the possible cooperation of the muscarinic autoreceptors (mAChR, M1-, M2- and M4-subtypes) and the tyrosine kinase B (TrkB) receptor in the control of axonal elimination after the mice Levator auris longus (LAL) muscle had been exposed to several selective antagonist of the corresponding receptor pathways in vivo...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228408/a-method-for-quantifying-limbal-stem-cell-niches-using-oct-imaging
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Michel Haagdorens, Joséphine Behaegel, Jos Rozema, Veerle Van Gerwen, Sofie Michiels, Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill, Marie-José Tassignon, Nadia Zakaria
AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy of Fourier domain-optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) in imaging and quantifying the limbal palisades of Vogt and to correlate these images with histological findings. METHODS: The superior and inferior limbal region of both eyes of 50 healthy volunteers were imaged by FD-OCT. Images were processed and analysed using Matlab software. In vitro immunofluorescent staining of a cadaveric donor limbus was analysed to correlate the presence of stem cells in the visualised structures...
February 22, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228166/methylene-blue-assay-for-estimation-of-regenerative-re-epithelialization-in-vivo
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Maresha Milyavsky, Renee Dickie
The rapidity with which epithelial cells cover a wound surface helps determine whether scarring or scar-less healing results. As methylene blue is a vital dye that is absorbed by damaged tissue but not undamaged epidermis, it can be used to assess wound closure. We sought to develop a quantitative methylene blue exclusion assay to estimate the timeframe for re-epithelialization in regenerating appendages in zebrafish and axolotls, two classic model systems of regeneration. Following application of methylene blue to the amputation plane and extensive washing, the regenerating tail was imaged in vivo until staining was no longer visible...
February 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228105/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-as-vehicles-of-tetravalent-bispecific-tandab-cd3-cd19-for-the-treatment-of-b-cell-lymphoma-combined-with-ido-pathway-inhibitor-d-1-methyl-tryptophan
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Xiaolong Zhang, Yuanyuan Yang, Leisheng Zhang, Yang Lu, Qing Zhang, Dongmei Fan, Yizhi Zhang, Yanjun Zhang, Zhou Ye, Dongsheng Xiong
BACKGROUND: Although blinatumomab, a bispecific T cell engaging antibody, exhibits high clinical response rates in patients with relapsed or refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) and B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL), it still has some limitations because of its short half-life. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) represent an attractive approach for delivery of therapeutic agents to cancer sites owing to their tropism towards tumors, but their immunosuppression capabilities, especially induced by indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), should also be taken into consideration...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227940/magnetic-resonance-imaging-receiver-coil-decoupling-using-circumferential-shielding-structures
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Jhy-Neng Tasso Yeh, Fa-Hsuan Lin, Jhy-Neng Tasso Yeh, Fa-Hsuan Lin, Jhy-Neng Tasso Yeh, Fa-Hsuan Lin
We propose a flexible phased-array design using circular coils with circumferential shielding structure to achieve robust decoupling between coil elements when the array is either bended or on a flat plane. Two types of circumferential shielding were tested through numerical simulation and imaging experiment. The results demonstrated that our arrays have good decoupling between coils when they are on a curved surface with S21 <; -16.72 dB. Both types perform higher SNR images than a commercially available 32-channel adult head coil array...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227881/a-framework-for-informing-segmentation-of-in-vivo-mri-with-information-derived-from-ex-vivo-imaging-application-in-the-medial-temporal-lobe
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Paul A Yushkevich, Laura Wisse, Daniel Adler, Ranjit Ittyerah, John B Pluta, John L Robinson, Theresa Schuck, John Q Trojanowski, Murray Grossman, John A Detre, Mark A Elliott, Jon B Toledo, Weixia Liu, Stephen Pickup, Sandhitsu R Das, David A Wolk, Paul A Yushkevich, Laura Wisse, Daniel Adler, Ranjit Ittyerah, John B Pluta, John L Robinson, Theresa Schuck, John Q Trojanowski, Murray Grossman, John A Detre, Mark A Elliott, Jon B Toledo, Weixia Liu, Stephen Pickup, Sandhitsu R Das, David A Wolk, John L Robinson, Jon B Toledo, Stephen Pickup, Weixia Liu, Paul A Yushkevich, Daniel Adler, John Q Trojanowski, Theresa Schuck, David A Wolk, Laura Wisse, Mark A Elliott, Sandhitsu R Das, John A Detre, John B Pluta, Ranjit Ittyerah, Murray Grossman
Automatic segmentation of cortical and subcortical structures is commonplace in brain MRI literature and is frequently used as the first step towards quantitative analysis of structural and functional neuroimaging. Most approaches to brain structure segmentation are based on propagation of anatomical information from example MRI datasets, called atlases or templates, that are manually labeled by experts. The accuracy of automatic segmentation is usually validated against the "bronze" standard of manual segmentation of test MRI datasets...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227854/3d-reconstruction-of-cochlea-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Tuukka Karvonen, Yuki Uranishi, Tatsunori Sakamoto, Yosuke Tona, Kazuya Okamoto, Hiroshi Tamura, Tomohiro Kuroda, Tuukka Karvonen, Yuki Uranishi, Tatsunori Sakamoto, Yosuke Tona, Kazuya Okamoto, Hiroshi Tamura, Tomohiro Kuroda, Yuki Uranishi, Hiroshi Tamura, Tatsunori Sakamoto, Yosuke Tona, Tomohiro Kuroda, Kazuya Okamoto, Tuukka Karvonen
Recently, in vivo visualization of the cochlea and the smaller structures inside of it has been achieved by optical coherence tomography (OCT). This makes it possible to use OCT imaging for diagnosis of diseases such as Meniere's disease through measuring the degree of endolymphatic hydrops. To this end, we present a novel method for 3D segmentation of these cochlear OCT images that is based on superpixels and diffusion maps. The method takes as input grayscale volumetric OCT images and outputs a binary image with the segmented cochlea...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227762/single-shot-turbo-spin-echo-acquisition-for-in-vivo-cardiac-diffusion-mri
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Masoud Edalati, Gregory R Lee, Hui Wang, Michael D Taylor, Yu Y Li, Masoud Edalati, Gregory R Lee, Hui Wang, Michael D Taylor, Yu Y Li, Masoud Edalati, Gregory R Lee, Michael D Taylor, Hui Wang, Yu Y Li
Diffusion MRI offers the ability to noninvasively characterize the microstructure of myocardium tissue and detect disease related pathology in cardiovascular examination. This study investigates the feasibility of in vivo cardiac diffusion MRI under free-breathing condition. A high-speed imaging technique, correlation imaging, is used to enable single-shot turbo spin echo for free-breathing cardiac data acquisition. The obtained in vivo cardiac diffusion-weighted images illustrate robust image quality and minor geometry distortions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227684/a-novel-wireless-wearable-fluorescence-image-guided-surgery-system
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Kunshan He, Yamin Mao, Jinzuo Ye, Yu An, Shixin Jiang, Chongwei Chi, Jie Tian, Kunshan He, Yamin Mao, Jinzuo Ye, Yu An, Shixin Jiang, Chongwei Chi, Jie Tian, Shixin Jiang, Jinzuo Ye, Kunshan He, Chongwei Chi, Jie Tian, Yamin Mao, Yu An
Segmentectomy using indocyanine green (ICG) has become a primary treatment option to achieve a complete resection and preserve lung function in early-stage lung cancer. However, owing to a lack of appropriate intraoperative imaging systems, it is a huge challenge for surgeons to identify the intersegmental plane during the operation, leading to poor prognosis. Thus, we developed a novel wireless wearable fluorescence image-guided surgery system (LIGHTEN) for fast and accurate identification of intersegmental planes in human patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227683/artsens-%C3%A2-mobile-a-portable-image-free-platform-for-automated-evaluation-of-vascular-stiffness
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Malay Ilesh Shah, Jayaraj Joseph, T Aryasree, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Malay Ilesh Shah, Jayaraj Joseph, T Aryasree, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, T Aryasree, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Jayaraj Joseph, Malay Ilesh Shah
Vascular stiffness is a key physiological marker significant in screening and early diagnosis of vascular disease. However, state of art techniques for vascular stiffness evaluation are not suited for field deployment. We present ARTSENS(®) Mobile, a portable, image-free ultrasound technology platform for automated evaluation of carotid artery stiffness, amenable for field deployment. The technology utilises a single element ultrasound transducer operated in pulse echo modality to investigate arterial wall dynamics, assisted by intelligent algorithms for wall identification and motion tracking to completely automate the measurement...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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