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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215401/nickel-salen-supported-paramagnetic-nanoparticles-for-6-his-target-recombinant-protein-affinity-purification
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Zahra Rashid, Ramin Ghahremanzadeh, Mohammad-Reza Nejadmoghaddam, Mahboobeh Nazari, Mohammad-Reza Shokri, Hossein Naeimi, Amir-Hassan Zarnani
In this research, a simple, efficient, inexpensive, rapid and high yield method for the purification of 6×histidine-tagged recombinant protein was developed. For this purpose, manganese ferrite magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) were synthesized through a co-precipitation method and then they were conveniently surface-modified with tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) in order to prevent oxidation and form high density of hydroxyl groups. Next, the salen ligand was prepared from condensation reaction of salicylaldehyde and 3-aminopropyl (trimethoxy) silane (APTMS) in 1:1 molar ratio; followed by complexation with Ni(OAc)2...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211040/anti-cd3-treatment-upregulates-pd-1-expression-on-activated-effector-t-cells-and-severely-impairs-their-inflammatory-capacity
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Maja Wallberg, Asha Recino, Jenny Phillips, Duncan Howie, Margaux Vienne, Christopher Paluch, Miyuki Azuma, F Susan Wong, Herman Waldmann, Anne Cooke
T cells play a key role in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes, and targeting the CD3 component of the TCR complex provides one therapeutic approach. Anti-CD3 treatment can reverse overt disease in spontaneously diabetic non-obese diabetic mice, an effect proposed to, at least in part, be caused by a selective depletion of pathogenic cells. We have used a transfer model to further investigate the effects of anti-CD3 treatment on green fluorescent protein (GFP)(+) islet-specific effector T cells in vivo. The GFP expression allowed us to isolate the known effectors at different time points during treatment to assess cell presence in various organs as well as gene expression and cytokine production...
February 17, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206771/magnetic-particle-imaging-a-novel-in-vivo-imaging-platform-for-cancer-detection
#3
Elaine Y Yu, Mindy Bishop, Bo Zheng, R Matthew Ferguson, Amit P Khandhar, Scott J Kemp, Kannan M Krishnan, Patrick W Goodwill, Steven M Conolly
Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Biomedical imaging plays a crucial role in all phases of cancer management. Physicians often need to choose the ideal diagnostic imaging modality for each clinical presentation based on complex trade-offs between spatial resolution, sensitivity, contrast, access, cost, and safety. Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is an emerging tracer imaging modality that detects superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticle tracer with high image contrast (zero tissue background signal), high sensitivity (200 nM Fe) with linear quantitation and zero signal depth attenuation...
February 16, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194258/complete-genome-sequence-of-pseudomonas-stutzeri-strain-rch2-isolated-from-a-hexavalent-chromium-cr-vi-contaminated-site
#4
Romy Chakraborty, Hannah Woo, Paramvir Dehal, Robert Walker, Marcin Zemla, Manfred Auer, Lynne A Goodwin, Alexey Kazakov, Pavel Novichkov, Adam P Arkin, Terry C Hazen
Hexavalent Chromium [Cr(VI)] is a widespread contaminant found in soil, sediment, and ground water in several DOE sites, including Hanford 100 H area. In order to stimulate microbially mediated reduction of Cr(VI) at this site, a poly-lactate hydrogen release compound was injected into the chromium contaminated aquifer. Targeted enrichment of dominant nitrate-reducing bacteria post injection resulted in the isolation of Pseudomonas stutzeri strain RCH2. P. stutzeri strain RCH2 was isolated using acetate as the electron donor and is a complete denitrifier...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193039/molecularly-imprinted-polymer-based-plasmonic-immunosandwich-assay-for-fast-and-ultrasensitive-determination-of-trace-glycoproteins-in-complex-samples
#5
Xueying Tu, Pir Muhammad, Jia Liu, Yanyan Ma, Shuangshou Wang, Danyang Yin, Zhen Liu
Glycoproteins play significant roles in many biological processes. Assays of glycoproteins have significant biological importance and clinical values, for which immunoassay has been the workhorse tool. However, immunoassay suffers from some disadvantages, such as poor availability of high-specificity antibodies and limited stability of biological reagents. Herein, we present an antibody-free and enzyme-free approach, called molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP)-based plasmonic immunosandwich assay (PISA), for fast and ultrasensitive detection of trace glycoproteins in complex samples...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191268/automated-electrotransformation-of-escherichia-coli-on-a-digital-microfluidic-platform-using-bioactivated-magnetic-beads
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J A Moore, M Nemat-Gorgani, A C Madison, M A Sandahl, S Punnamaraju, A E Eckhardt, M G Pollack, F Vigneault, G M Church, R B Fair, M A Horowitz, P B Griffin
This paper reports on the use of a digital microfluidic platform to perform multiplex automated genetic engineering (MAGE) cycles on droplets containing Escherichia coli cells. Bioactivated magnetic beads were employed for cell binding, washing, and media exchange in the preparation of electrocompetent cells in the electrowetting-on-dieletric (EWoD) platform. On-cartridge electroporation was used to deliver oligonucleotides into the cells. In addition to the optimization of a magnetic bead-based benchtop protocol for generating and transforming electrocompetent E...
January 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176202/bioethanol-production-from-steam-exploded-rice-husk-by-recombinant-escherichia-coli-ko11
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Takamitsu Tabata, Yusuke Yoshiba, Tomonori Takashina, Kazuo Hieda, Norio Shimizu
Rice husk is one of the most abundant types of lignocellulosic biomass. Because of its significant amount of sugars, such as cellulose and hemicellulose, it can be used for the production of biofuels such as bioethanol. However, the complex structure of lignocellulosic biomass, consisting of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, is resistant to degradation, which limits biomass utilization for ethanol production. The protection of cellulose by lignin contributes to the recalcitrance of lignocelluloses to hydrolysis...
March 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132175/collection-and-preparation-of-clinical-samples-for-metabolomics
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Andrew J Chetwynd, Warwick B Dunn, Giovanny Rodriguez-Blanco
A wide range of biofluids (urine, serum, plasma, saliva, etc.) as well as cellular and tissue samples can be collected and investigated in clinical metabolomic studies. The choice of sample is dependent on the clinical question being investigated with biofluids typically studied to identify biomarkers, whereas tissues and primary/immortalised cells are typically studied to investigate mechanisms associated with pathophysiological processes. Methods applied to collect samples, quench metabolism and extract samples differ between sample types from simple collect, dilute and analyse methods for urine to complex washing, quenching and biphasic extraction methods for tissues...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126601/rapid-screening-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-in-clinical-elephant-trunk-wash-samples
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Roberta J Magnuson, Lyndsey M Linke, Ramiro Isaza, Mo D Salman
Mycobacterium tuberculosis can infect and be transmitted between elephants and humans. In elephants, the 'gold standard' reference test for detection of tuberculosis is culture, which takes a minimum of eight weeks for results and has limited sensitivity. A screening test that is rapid, easily implemented, and accurate is needed to aid in diagnosis of tuberculosis in elephants. Ninety-nine clinical trunk wash samples obtained from 33 elephants were utilized to validate three molecular extraction techniques followed by a polymerase chain reaction for detection of M...
January 3, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125625/on-the-identification-of-associations-between-five-world-health-organization-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-phenotypes-and-six-predictors-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#10
Hugh Ellis, Erica Schoenberger
BACKGROUND: According to the most recent estimates, 842,000 deaths in low- to middle-income countries were attributable to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in 2012. Despite billions of dollars and decades of effort, we still lack a sound understanding of which kinds of WASH interventions are most effective in improving public health outcomes, and an important corollary-whether the right things are being measured. The World Health Organization (WHO) has made a concerted effort to compile comprehensive data on drinking water quality and sanitation in the developing world...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124906/radiation-effect-of-carboxyl-functionalized-task-specific-ionic-liquids-on-uo22-removal-experimental-study-with-dft-validation
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Yinyong Ao, Jian Chen, Yue Wang, Hongbing Chen, Jiuqiang Li, Maolin Zhai
Experimental study with DFT validation about effect of radiation on 1-carboxymethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide ([HOOCCH2MIM][NTf2]) as solvent and extractant in rapid homogeneous extraction of UO22+ were performed for the first time. The radiolytic products of the anions and cations of [HOOCCH2MIM][NTf2] were identified by 19F NMR and high-resolution ESI-MS, respectively, and they were attributed to a decrease in UO22+ partitioning. Experimental study with DFT validation for the complexing reactions between [HOOCCH2MIM][NTf2] and radiolytic products proved that F- competition was one of the main reasons for the decrease in UO22+ partitioning...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112064/nutrition-infection-and-stunting-the-roles-of-deficiencies-of-individual-nutrients-and-foods-and-of-inflammation-as-determinants-of-reduced-linear-growth-of-children
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D Joe Millward
The regulation of linear growth by nutritional and inflammatory influences is examined in terms of growth-plate endochondral ossification, in order to better understand stunted growth in children. Linear growth is controlled by complex genetic, physiological, and nutrient-sensitive endocrine/paracrine/autocrine mediated molecular signalling mechanisms, possibly including sleep adequacy through its influence on growth hormone secretion. Inflammation, which accompanies most infections and environmental enteric dysfunction, inhibits endochondral ossification through the action of mediators including proinflammatory cytokines, the activin A-follistatin system, glucocorticoids and fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21)...
January 23, 2017: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107921/highly-selective-enrichment-of-phosphopeptides-using-zr-4-immobilized-titania-nanoparticles
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Junyong Dai, Miaode Wang, Hailong Liu
It is urgent to selectively enrich trace phosphorylated proteins or peptides from complex biological sample for mass spectrometry (MS)-based phosphoproteomics. In this study, a novel immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC) material with DOTA(1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane N, N', N'', N'''-tetra-acetic acid) coated on the surface of TiO2 nanomaterials and functionalized with the metal ion Zr(4+)(TiO2@DOTA-Zr) has been synthesized successfully to improve the enrichment specificity and sensitivity for phosphopeptides...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090219/integrated-microfluidic-aptasensor-for-mass-spectrometric-detection-of-vasopressin-in-human-plasma-ultrafiltrate
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J Yang, J Zhu, R Pei, J A Oliver, D W Landry, M N Stojanovic, Q Lin
We present a microfluidic aptamer-based biosensor for detection of low-molecular-weight biomarkers in patient samples. Using a microfluidic device that integrates aptamer-based specific analyte extraction, isocratic elution, and detection by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry, we demonstrate rapid, sensitive and label-free detection of arginine vasopressin (AVP) in human plasma ultrafiltrate. AVP molecules in complex matrices are specifically captured by an aptamer that is immobilized on microbeads via affinity binding in a microchamber...
July 14, 2016: Analytical Methods: Advancing Methods and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089067/effect-of-mobile-phase-additives-on-solute-retention-at-low-aqueous-ph-in-hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography
#15
David V McCalley
Trifluoracetic acid (TFA) added to the aqueous acetonitrile mobile phase induces some unexpected changes in the ionic component of retention in hydrophilic interaction separations when using Type B silica and amide-bonded silica columns. TFA use results in anion exchange properties which contrast with the cation exchange typically found with ammonium salt buffers. The significant cation exchange properties of silica hydride columns are also moderated by TFA. Similar behaviour was shown in a metal- free amide column operated on a system washed with a metal complexing agent, suggesting that adsorbed metal cations were not responsible for this anion exchange behaviour...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069199/synergistic-effects-of-ultrasonication-and-ethanol-washing-in-controlling-the-stoichiometry-phase-purity-and-morphology-of-rare-earth-doped-ceria-nanoparticles
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Kushal Singh, Rishu Kumar, Anirban Chowdhury
Over a period of last thirty years, use of ethanol has been historically reported for obtaining nanopowders with low agglomeration for various oxide systems. In addition to these benefits, we show for the first time that treatments in ethanol medium coupled with an ultrasonication step can impart crucial additional advantages in controlling the phase purity and stoichiometry/composition for such systems. This is an important issue especially for any complex multicationic oxide nanoparticles system and hence we selected one of the most popular catalyst systems of doped-ceria (CeO2) nanoparticles with very high (50%) level of rare-earth (lanthanum) doping for this case study...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069167/effect-of-mobile-phase-additives-on-solute-retention-at-low-aqueous-ph-in-hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography
#17
David V McCalley
Trifluoracetic acid (TFA) added to the aqueous acetonitrile mobile phase induces some unexpected changes in the ionic component of retention in hydrophilic interaction separations when using Type B silica and amide-bonded silica columns. TFA use results in anion exchange properties which contrast with the cation exchange typically found with ammonium salt buffers. The significant cation exchange properties of silica hydride columns are also moderated by TFA. Similar behaviour was shown in a metal- free amide column operated on a system washed with a metal complexing agent, suggesting that adsorbed metal cations were not responsible for this anion exchange behaviour...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060912/early-fesoterodine-fumarate-administration-prevents-neurogenic-detrusor-overactivity-in-a-spinal-cord-transected-rat-model
#18
Xavier Biardeau, Mikolaj Przydacz, Shachar Aharony, George Loutochin, Lysanne Campeau, Maeva Kyheng, Jacques Corcos
BACKGROUND: In spinal cord injury, onset of detrusor overactivity (DO) is detrimental for quality of life (incontinence) and renal risk. Prevention has only been achieved with complex sophisticated electrical neuromodulation techniques. PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of early fesoterodine fumarate (FF) administration in preventing bladder overactivity in a spinal cord transected (SCT) rat model. METHODS: 33 Sprague-Dawley rats were allocated to 6 groups-Group 1: 3 normal controls; Group 2: 6 SCT controls; Group 3: 6 SCT rats + FF 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054967/expression-purification-and-biophysical-characterization-of-a-secreted-anthrax-decoy-fusion-protein-in-nicotiana-benthamiana
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Kalimuthu Karuppanan, Sifti Duhra-Gill, Muchena J Kailemia, My L Phu, Carlito B Lebrilla, Abhaya M Dandekar, Raymond L Rodriguez, Somen Nandi, Karen A McDonald
Anthrax toxin receptor-mediated drug development for blocking anthrax toxin action has received much attention in recent decades. In this study, we produced a secreted anthrax decoy fusion protein comprised of a portion of the human capillary morphogenesis gene-2 (CMG2) protein fused via a linker to the fragment crystallizable (Fc) domain of human immunoglobulin G1 in Nicotiana benthamiana plants using a transient expression system. Using the Cauliflower Mosaic Virus (CaMV) 35S promoter and co-expression with the p19 gene silencing suppressor, we were able to achieve a high level of recombinant CMG2-Fc-Apo (rCMG2-Fc-Apo) protein accumulation...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050954/comparison-of-two-sperm-processing-techniques-for-low-complexity-assisted-fertilization-sperm-washing-followed-by-swim-up-and-discontinuous-density-gradient-centrifugation
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Cássio L Fácio, Lígia F Previato, Ligiane A Machado-Paula, Paulo Cs Matheus, Edilberto Araújo
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess and compare sperm motility, concentration, and morphology recovery rates, before and after processing through sperm washing followed by swim-up or discontinuous density gradient centrifugation in normospermic individuals. METHODS: Fifty-eight semen samples were used in double intrauterine insemination procedures; 17 samples (group 1) were prepared with sperm washing followed by swim-up, and 41 (group 2) by discontinuous density gradient centrifugation...
December 1, 2016: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
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