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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917875/exploring-experimental-cerebral-malaria-pathogenesis-through-the-characterisation-of-host-derived-plasma-microparticle-protein-content
#1
Natalia Tiberti, Sharissa L Latham, Stephen Bush, Amy Cohen, Robert O Opoka, Chandy C John, Annette Juillard, Georges E Grau, Valéry Combes
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection responsible for thousands of deaths in children in sub-Saharan Africa. CM pathogenesis remains incompletely understood but a number of effectors have been proposed, including plasma microparticles (MP). MP numbers are increased in CM patients' circulation and, in the mouse model, they can be localised within inflamed vessels, suggesting their involvement in vascular damage. In the present work we define, for the first time, the protein cargo of MP during experimental cerebral malaria (ECM) with the overarching hypothesis that this characterisation could help understand CM pathogenesis...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917802/transient-neurological-symptoms-after-spinal-anesthesia
#2
Muhammet Gozdemir, Bunyamin Muslu, Huseyin Sert, Burhanettin Usta, Ruveyda Irem Demircioglu, Hulya Kasikara
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of transient neurological symptoms (TNS) after spinal anesthesia with levobupivacaine, bupivacaine, articaine or lidocaine. METHODS: The patients (n=400) were randomly assigned to receive spinal anesthesia with levobupivacaine, bupivacaine, articaine or isobaric lidocaine. Onsets of sensory and motor block were recorded. On postoperative days 1, 2 and 3, patients were interviewed by an investigator blinded to the spinal anaesthetic agent used...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916855/comparative-proteome-analysis-of-porcine-jejunum-tissues-in-response-to-a-virulent-strain-of-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-and-its-attenuated-strain
#3
Zhonghua Li, Fangzhou Chen, Shiyi Ye, Xiaozhen Guo, Atta Muhanmmad Memon, Meizhou Wu, Qigai He
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), a predominant cause of acute enteric infection, leads to severe dehydrating diarrhea and mortality in piglets all over the world. A virulent PEDV YN13 strain, isolated in our laboratory, was attenuated to yield an attenuated PEDV strain YN144. To better understand the pathogenesis mechanism and the virus-host interaction during infection with both PEDV YN13 and YN144 strains, a comparative proteomic analysis was carried out to investigate the proteomic changes produced in the primary target organ, using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) labeling, followed by liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
November 29, 2016: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911324/proteomics-analysis-of-blood-serums-from-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-using-itraq-labeling-technology
#4
Liming Shen, Liping Liao, Cheng Chen, Yi Guo, Dalin Song, Yong Wang, Youjiao Chen, Kaoyuan Zhang, Ming Ying, Shuiming Li, Qiong Liu, Jiazuan Ni
Alzheimer' disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia affecting up to 6% of the population over the age of 65. In order to discover differentially expressed proteins that might serve as potential biomarkers, the serums from AD patients and healthy controls were compared and analyzed using the proteomics approach of isobaric tagging for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ). For the first time, AD biomarkers in serums are investigated in the Han Chinese population using iTRAQ labeled proteomics strategy...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909777/quantitative-determination-of-the-neurotoxin-%C3%AE-n-methylamino-l-alanine-bmaa-by-capillary-electrophoresis-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#5
Elliott S Kerrin, Robert L White, Michael A Quilliam
Recent reports of the widespread occurrence of the neurotoxin β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) in cyanobacteria and particularly seafood have raised concerns for public health. LC-MS/MS is currently the analytical method of choice for BMAA determinations but incomplete separation of isomeric and isobaric compounds, matrix suppression and conjugated forms are plausible limitations. In this study, capillary electrophoresis (CE) coupled with MS/MS has been developed as an alternative method for the quantitative determination of free BMAA...
December 1, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908826/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-midgut-in-silkworm-infected-with-bombyx-mori-cytoplasmic-polyhedrosis-virus
#6
Kun Gao, Xiang-Yuan Deng, Meng-Ke Shang, Guang-Xing Qin, Cheng-Xiang Hou, Xi-Jie Guo
: Bombyx mori cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (BmCPV) specifically infects the epithelial cells in the midgut of silkworm and causes them to death, which negatively affects the sericulture industry. In order to determine the midgut response at the protein levels to the virus infection, differential proteomes of the silkworm midgut responsive to BmCPV infection were identified with isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) labeling followed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908124/sub-tg-features-of-glasses-formed-by-cooling-glycerol-under-pressure-additional-incompatibility-of-vibrational-with-configurational-states-in-the-depressurized-high-density-glass
#7
Ove Andersson, G P Johari
The vibrational state of a glass is naturally incompatible with its configurational state, which makes the glass structurally unstable. When a glass is kept at constant temperature, both the vibrational and configurational states of a glass change with time until it becomes metastable (equilibrium) liquid and the two states become compatible. The process, known as structural relaxation, occurs at a progressively higher rate during heating, and the properties of a glass change accordingly. We add to this incompatibility by depressurizing a glass that had been formed by cooling a liquid under a high pressure, p, and then investigate the effects of the added incompatibility by studying thermal conductivity, κ, and the heat capacity per unit volume ρCp of the depressurized glass...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906937/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-the-management-of-acute-postoperative-pain-syndrome-after-caesarean-section-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#8
Pierfrancesco Fusco, Vincenza Cofini, Emiliano Petrucci, Paolo Scimia, Tullio Pozone, Giuseppe Paladini, Gaspare Carta, Stefano Necozione, Battista Borghi, Franco Marinangeli
BACKGROUND: The international literature is unclear regarding the analgesic efficacy of the transversus abdominis plane block (TAPB) after a Caesarean section (CS). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether a correctly performed ultrasound-guided TAPB (USG-TAPB) could provide better control of acute postoperative pain during the first 72 hours after CS and if it could provide a faster postoperative recovery. STUDY DESIGN: A double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial on pregnant women who underwent CS...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902743/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-spirulina-platensis-in-response-to-low-temperature-stress
#9
Qingye Li, Rong Chang, Yijun Sun, Bosheng Li
Low temperature (LT) is one of the most important abiotic stresses that can significantly reduce crop yield. To gain insight into how Spirulina responds to LT stress, comprehensive physiological and proteomic analyses were conducted in this study. Significant decreases in growth and pigment levels as well as excessive accumulation of compatible osmolytes were observed in response to LT stress. An isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ)-based quantitative proteomics approach was used to identify changes in protein abundance in Spirulina under LT...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901640/a-traceable-reference-for-direct-comparative-assessment-of-total-naphthenic-acid-concentrations-in-commercial-and-acid-extractable-organic-mixtures-derived-from-oil-sands-process-water
#10
Pamela Brunswick, L Mark Hewitt, Richard A Frank, Marcus Kim, Graham van Aggelen, Dayue Shang
The advantage of using naphthenic acid (NA) mixtures for the determination of total NA lies in their chemical characteristics and identification of retention times distinct from isobaric interferences. However, the differing homolog profiles and unknown chemical structures of NA mixtures do not allow them to be considered a traceable reference material. The current study provides a new tool for the comparative assessment of different NA mixtures by direct reference to a single, well-defined and traceable compound, decanoic-d19 acid...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896776/itraq-based-shotgun-proteomics-approach-for-relative-protein-quantification
#11
Erika Velásquez Núñez, Gilberto Barbosa Domont, Fábio César Sousa Nogueira
Shotgun proteomics has a key role in quantitative estimation of proteins from biological systems under different conditions, which is crucial in the understanding of their functional roles. Isobaric tagging for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) mass spectrometry is based on pre-labeling of peptides with mass tags which allows the multiplex analysis of up to eight proteomes simultaneously. We describe here a detailed protocol for sample preparation and iTRAQ 4-plex labeling for relative quantification of multiple samples from human and plant tissues...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896008/experimental-results-of-full-scattering-profile-from-finger-tissue-like-phantom
#12
Idit Feder, Maciej Wróbel, Hamootal Duadi, Małgorzata Jędrzejewska-Szczerska, Dror Fixler
Human tissue is one of the most complex optical media since it is turbid and nonhomogeneous. We suggest a new optical method for sensing physiological tissue state, based on the collection of the ejected light at all exit angles, to receive the full scattering profile. We built a unique set-up for noninvasive encircled measurement. We use a laser, a photodetector and finger tissues-mimicking phantoms presenting different optical properties. Our method reveals an isobaric point, which is independent of the optical properties...
November 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894668/txn1-ctsd-and-cdk4-are-key-proteins-of-combination-therapy-with-taurine-epigallocatechin-gallate-and-genistein-against-liver-fibrosis-in-rats
#13
Wen Cao, Yan Li, Min Li, Xuerong Zhang, Ming Liao
The anti-fibrotic mechanism of combination therapy with taurine, epigallocatechin gallate and genistein was studied from the perspective of serum proteomics in our previous work. In order to further investigate and systematically analyse other possible therapeutic mechanism of combination therapy against liver fibrosis, isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ) proteomic analysis was applied to study the protein profile changes in liver tissue of carbon tetrachloride-induced liver fibrosis rats after combination therapy...
November 25, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890796/temporal-profiles-of-plasma-proteome-during-childhood-development
#14
Chih-Wei Liu, Lisa Bramer, Bobbie-Jo Webb-Robertson, Kathleen Waugh, Marian J Rewers, Qibin Zhang
Human blood plasma proteome reflects physiological changes associated with a child's development as well as development of disease states. While age-specific normative values are available for proteins routinely measured in clinical practice, there is paucity of comprehensive longitudinal data regarding changes in human plasma proteome during childhood. We applied TMT-10plex isobaric labeling-based quantitative proteomics to longitudinally profile the plasma proteome in 10 healthy children during their development, each with 9 serial time points from 9months to 15years of age...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889518/proteomic-analysis-provides-insights-into-changes-in-the-central-metabolism-of-the-cambium-during-dormancy-release-in-poplar
#15
Feng Jin, Jing Li, Qi Ding, Qing-Song Wang, Xin-Qiang He
Seasonal cycling of growth and dormancy is an important feature for the woody plants growing in temperate zone, and dormancy is an effective strategy for surviving the winter stress. But the mechanisms of dormancy maintenance and its release are still not clear, especially little information is available with regard to the changes of proteome during the process. A better understanding in the function of proteins and their related metabolic pathways would expand our knowledge of the mechanisms of dormancy maintenance and its release in trees...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888305/reversed-phase-separation-methods-for-glycan-analysis
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Gerda C M Vreeker, Manfred Wuhrer
Reversed-phase chromatography is a method that is often used for glycan separation. For this, glycans are often derivatized with a hydrophobic tag to achieve retention on hydrophobic stationary phases. The separation and elution order of glycans in reversed-phase chromatography is highly dependent on the hydrophobicity of the tag and the contribution of the glycan itself to the retention. The contribution of the different monosaccharides to the retention strongly depends on the position and linkage, and isomer separation may be achieved...
November 25, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886632/exploring-the-potential-of-itraq-proteomics-for-tracking-the-transformation-of-extracellular-proteins-from-enzyme-disintegrated-waste-activated-sludge
#17
Boran Wu, Lianghu Su, Liyan Song, Xiaohu Dai, Xiaoli Chai
To characterize the transformation of extracellular proteins extracted from raw and enzyme-disintegrated waste activated sludge (WAS), extracts of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) were subject to isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) proteomics analysis. 209 proteins were identified and categorized into three Gene Ontology classifications: "cellular components", "molecular function", and "biological processes". Most identified proteins originated from intracellular components, organelles, or cytoplasm, suggesting that cell decline and lysis represent the main sources of extracellular proteins in WAS...
November 15, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886008/the-alteration-of-zibupiyin-recipe-on-proteomic-profiling-of-forebrain-postsynaptic-density-of-db-db-mice-with-diabetes-associated-cognitive-decline
#18
Jing Chen, Libin Zhan, Xiaoguang Lu, Chi Xiao, Nijing Sun
Diabetes-associated cognitive decline (DACD) is a brain injury induced by diabetes mellitus, with cognitive impairment as the major symptom. Growing evidence has revealed that DACD is correlated with disruptions in synapses involved in cognition. Within synapses, more specifically in areas of postsynaptic density (PSD), there is a high concentration of proteins that receive and transduce synaptic information. In the present study, to identify the differentially expressed PSD proteins among DACD mice, ZiBuPiYin recipe (ZBPYR)-treated DACD mice and control mice, we applied isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) with LC-MS/MS technology, by which three biological replicates and three technical replicates were examined...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884752/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-reveals-that-proteins-required-for-fatty-acid-metabolism-may-serve-as-diagnostic-markers-for-gastric-cancer
#19
Zhen Jiang, Hongchun Shen, Bo Tang, Qin Yu, Xingli Ji, Li Wang
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The sensitivities and specificities of current biomarkers for gastric cancer are insufficient for clinical detection, and new diagnostic tests are therefore urgently required. METHODS: A discovery set of gastric cancer and adjacent normal tissues were analyzed for differentially expressed proteins by labeling of peptide digests with isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) reagents followed by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry...
November 21, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882889/energy-resolved-tandem-mass-spectrometry-experiments-for-resolution-of-isobaric-compounds-a-case-of-cis-trans-isomerism
#20
Marta Menicatti, Luca Guandalini, Silvia Dei, Elisa Floriddia, Elisabetta I Teodor, Pietro Traldi, Gianluca Bartolucci
A series of N-alkanol-N-cyclohexanol amine aryl esters cis/trans isomers that showed high efficacy to reverse the acquired resistance of cancer cells during chemotherapeutic therapy (MDR mechanism) was studied. These compounds were two 1,4 cyclohexane cis/trans derivatives (named ELF26A and ELF26B, respectively), and their positional isomers (named ELF34A and ELF34B, respectively) where the aryl-moieties were exchanged. In order to evaluate the behaviour of these compounds during biological tests, a method based on liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (LC-MS), operating in tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) mode, was developed...
2016: European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
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