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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925937/repetitive-immunosensor-with-a-fiber-optic-device-and-antibody-coated-magnetic-beads-for-semi-continuous-monitoring-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7
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Midori Taniguchi, Hirokazu Saito, Kohji Mitsubayashi
A rapid and reproducible fiber-optic immunosensor for Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) was described. The biosensor consisted of a flow cell, an optical fiber with a thin Ni layer, and a PC linked fluorometer. First, the samples with E. coli O157:H7 were incubated with magnetic beads coated with anti-E. coli O157:H7 antibodies and anti-E. coli O157:H7 antibodies labeled cyanine 5 (Cy5) to make sandwich complexes. Then the Cy5-(E. coli O157:H7)-beads were injected into a flow cell and pulled to the magnetized Ni layer on the optical fiber set in the flow cell...
September 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912505/biomimetic-silica-nanoparticles-prepared-by-a-combination-of-solid-phase-imprinting-and-ostwald-ripening
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Elena Piletska, Heersh Yawer, Francesco Canfarotta, Ewa Moczko, Katarzyna Smolinska-Kempisty, Stanislav S Piletsky, Antonio Guerreiro, Michael J Whitcombe, Sergey A Piletsky
Herein we describe the preparation of molecularly imprinted silica nanoparticles by Ostwald ripening in the presence of molecular templates immobilised on glass beads (the solid-phase). To achieve this, a seed material (12 nm diameter silica nanoparticles) was incubated in phosphate buffer in the presence of the solid-phase. Phosphate ions act as a catalyst in the ripening process which is driven by differences in surface energy between particles of different size, leading to the preferential growth of larger particles...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903175/chelant-enhanced-washing-of-cca-contaminated-soil-coupled-with-selective-dissolution-or-soil-stabilization
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Jingzi Beiyuan, Abbe Y T Lau, Daniel C W Tsang, Weihua Zhang, Chih-Ming Kao, Kitae Baek, Yong Sik Ok, Xiang-Dong Li
Remediation of CCA-contaminated soil (Cr, Cu, and As) by biodegradable chelant-enhanced washing (EDDS, S,S-ethylene-diamine-disuccinic-acid) needs further enhancement. This study investigated the effectiveness of coupling with pre-treatment by selective dissolution and post-treatment by soil amendments, respectively. Three groups of reagents (reductants, alkaline solvents, and organic ligands) were adopted in the pre-treatment to dissolve the oxide minerals before EDDS extraction. In the post-treatment, soil amendments (coal fly ash (CFA), acid mine drainage sludge (AMDS), green waste compost (GWC)), and their mixtures) were used for a 2-month stabilization after 2-h EDDS washing...
September 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895009/effect-of-different-methods-of-ca-2-extraction-from-psii-oxygen-evolving-complex-on-the-qa-oxidation-kinetics
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Boris K Semin, Lira N Davletshina, Mahir D Mamedov
Lumenal extrinsic proteins PsbO, PsbP, and PsbQ of photosystem II (PSII) protect the catalytic cluster Mn4CaO5 of oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) from the bulk solution and from soluble compounds in the surrounding medium. Extraction of PsbP and PsbQ proteins by NaCl-washing together with chelator EGTA is followed also by the depletion of Ca(2+) cation from OEC. In this study, the effects of PsbP and PsbQ proteins, as well as Ca(2+) extraction from OEC on the kinetics of the reduced primary electron acceptor (QA(-)) oxidation, have been studied by fluorescence decay kinetics measurements in PSII membrane fragments...
September 11, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892079/retriever-is-a-multiprotein-complex-for-retromer-independent-endosomal-cargo-recycling
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Kerrie E McNally, Rebecca Faulkner, Florian Steinberg, Matthew Gallon, Rajesh Ghai, David Pim, Paul Langton, Neil Pearson, Chris M Danson, Heike Nägele, Lindsey L Morris, Amika Singla, Brittany L Overlee, Kate J Heesom, Richard Sessions, Lawrence Banks, Brett M Collins, Imre Berger, Daniel D Billadeau, Ezra Burstein, Peter J Cullen
Following endocytosis into the endosomal network, integral membrane proteins undergo sorting for lysosomal degradation or are retrieved and recycled back to the cell surface. Here we describe the discovery of an ancient and conserved multiprotein complex that orchestrates cargo retrieval and recycling and, importantly, is biochemically and functionally distinct from the established retromer pathway. We have called this complex 'retriever'; it is a heterotrimer composed of DSCR3, C16orf62 and VPS29, and bears striking similarity to retromer...
September 11, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876929/solvent-dependence-of-double-proton-transfer-in-the-formic-acid-formamidine-complex-path-integral-molecular-dynamics-investigation
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Nawee Kungwan, Chanisorn Ngaojampa, Yudai Ogata, Tsutomu Kawatsu, Yuki Oba, Yukio Kawashima, Masanori Tachikawa
Solvent dependence of double proton transfer in the formic acid-formamidine (FA-FN) complex at room temperature was investigated by means of ab initio path integral molecular dynamics (AIPIMD) simulation with taking nuclear quantum and thermal effects into account. The conductor-like screening model (COSMO) was applied for solvent effect. In comparison with gas phase, double proton delocalization between two heavy atoms (O and N) in FA-FN were observed with reduced proton transfer barrier height in low dielectric constant medium (<4...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872133/peptide-and-protein-quantification-using-automated-immuno-maldi-imaldi
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Huiyan Li, Robert Popp, Bjorn Frohlich, Michael X Chen, Christoph H Borchers
Mass spectrometry (MS) is one of the most commonly used technologies for quantifying proteins in complex samples, with excellent assay specificity as a result of the direct detection of the mass-to-charge ratio of each target molecule. However, MS-based proteomics, like most other analytical techniques, has a bias towards measuring high-abundance analytes, so it is challenging to achieve detection limits of low ng/mL or pg/mL in complex samples, and this is the concentration range for many disease-relevant proteins in biofluids such as human plasma...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868329/active-cdk5-immunoprecipitation-and-kinase-assay
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Andrew N Bankston, Li Ku, Yue Feng
Cdk5 activity is regulated by the amounts of two activator proteins, p35 and p39 (Tsai et al., 1994; Zheng et al., 1998; Humbert et al., 2000). The p35-Cdk5 and p39-Cdk5 complexes have differing sensitivity to salt and detergent concentrations (Hisanaga and Saito, 2003; Sato et al., 2007; Yamada et al., 2007; Asada et al., 2008). Cdk5 activation can be directly measured by immunoprecipitation of Cdk5 with its bound activator, followed by a Cdk5 kinase assay. In this protocol, buffers for cell lysis and immunoprecipitation are intended to preserve both p35- and p39-Cdk5 complexes to assess total Cdk5 activity...
July 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862342/lectin-array-blotting
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Raquel Pazos, Juan Echevarria, Alvaro Hernandez, Niels-Christian Reichardt
Aberrant protein glycosylation is a hallmark of cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune or neurodegenerative disorders. Unlocking the potential of glycans as disease markers will require rapid and unbiased glycoproteomics methods for glycan biomarker discovery. The present method is a facile and rapid protocol for qualitative analysis of protein glycosylation in complex biological mixtures. While traditional lectin arrays only provide an average signal for the glycans in the mixture, which is usually dominated by the most abundant proteins, our method provides individual lectin binding profiles for all proteins separated in the gel electrophoresis step...
September 1, 2017: Current Protocols in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844207/a-novel-presentation-of-mycobacterium-avium-complex-in-a-recipient-of-a-lung-transplant-a-case-report
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Leah Cohen, Jeannette Guarner, William R Hunt
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation remains an important potential therapeutic option for end-stage lung disease. It can improve quality of life and in some cases be a life-lengthening therapy. Despite the possible benefits, there are also many potential complications following transplantation. Here we describe a novel presentation of nontuberculous mycobacterium manifesting as an endobronchial mass developing 4 years after lung transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old African-American woman presented with progressive dyspnea, cough, and persistent wheezing of 2 months' duration...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843807/a-comparative-study-of-procedures-for-binding-of-aflatoxin-m1-to-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg
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Jean Claude Assaf, Ali Atoui, André El Khoury, Ali Chokr, Nicolas Louka
Several strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB), frequently used in food fermentation and preservation, have been reported to bind different types of toxins in liquid media. This study was carried out to investigate the effect of different concentrations of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (ATCC 53103) to bind aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in liquid media. AFM1 binding was tested following repetitive washes or filtration procedures in combination with additional treatments such as heating, pipetting, and centrifugation. The mixture of L...
August 6, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825969/maldiviz-a-comprehensive-informatics-tool-for-maldi-ms-data-visualization-and-analysis
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Kishore Kumar Jagadeesan, Simon Ekström
Recently, mass spectrometry (MS) has emerged as an important tool for high-throughput screening (HTS) providing a direct and label-free detection method, complementing traditional fluorescent and colorimetric methodologies. Among the various MS techniques used for HTS, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) provides many of the characteristics required for high-throughput analyses, such as low cost, speed, and automation. However, visualization and analysis of the large datasets generated by HTS MALDI-MS can pose significant challenges, especially for multiparametric experiments...
August 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825752/dry-spinning-approach-to-continuous-graphene-fibers-with-high-toughness
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Qishi Tian, Zhen Xu, Yingjun Liu, Bo Fang, Li Peng, Jiabin Xi, Zheng Li, Chao Gao
Graphene fiber (GF) has emerged as a new carbonaceous fiber species since graphene-based liquid crystals were discovered. The growing performances of GFs in terms of their mechanical performance and their functionalities have assured their extensive applications in structural materials and functional textiles. To date, many spinning strategies utilizing coagulation baths have been applied in GF, which necessitates a complicated washing process. Dry spinning is a more convenient and green method for use with fibers in the chemical fiber industry, and should be a good option for GFs; however, this technique has never been used in a system of GF...
August 31, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822574/analysis-of-individual-and-total-microcystins-in-surface-water-by-on-line-preconcentration-and-desalting-coupled-to-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Gabriel Munoz, Sung Vo Duy, Audrey Roy-Lachapelle, Barry Husk, Sébastien Sauvé
A fast and high-throughput method is proposed for the determination of total microcystins (ΣMC) in environmental surface waters. After a 1-h Lemieux-von Rudloff oxidation step to yield the 2-methyl-3-methoxy-4-phenylbutyric acid (MMPB) moiety, samples were quenched, filtered, and directly analyzed. This was achieved via solid phase extraction (SPE) coupled on-line to ultra-high performance liquid chromatography electrospray ionization triple stage quadrupole mass spectrometry. The choice of on-line SPE settings was conducted using experimental designs...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809821/gradient-strain-chip-for-stimulating-cellular-behaviors-in-cell-laden-hydrogel
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Hsin-Yi Hsieh, Chiao-Wen Chu, Ming-Hsuan Chiu, Shueh-Yao Chu, Tsu-Wei Huang, Fan-Gang Tseng
Artificial guidance for cellular alignment is a hot topic in the field of tissue engineering. Most of the previous research has investigated single strain-induced cellular alignment on a cell-laden hydrogel by using complex experimental processes and mass controlling systems, which are usually associated with contamination issues. Thus, in this article, we propose a simple approach to building a gradient static strain using a fluidic chip with a plastic PDMS cover and a UV transparent glass substrate for the stimulation of cellular behavior in a 3D hydrogel...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807548/application-of-a-simple-column-switching-ion-chromatography-technique-for-removal-of-matrix-interferences-and-sensitive-fluorescence-determination-of-acidic-compounds-pharmaceutical-drugs-in-complex-samples
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Nadeem Muhammad, Qamar Subhani, Fenglian Wang, Dandan Guo, Qiming Zhao, Shuchao Wu, Yan Zhu
This work illustrates the introduction of a simple, rugged and flexible column-switching ion chromatography (IC) technique for an automated on-line QuEChERS extracted samples extracts washing followed by sensitive fluorescence (FLD) determination of five acidic pharmaceutical drugs namely; clofibric acid (CLO), ibuprofen (IBU), aspirin (ASP), naproxen (NAP) and flurobrofen (FLU) in three complex samples (spinach, apple and hospital sewage sludge). An old anion exchange column IonPac(®) AS11-HC was utilized as a pre-treatment column for on-line washing of inorganic and organic interferences followed by isocratic separation of five acidic drugs with another anion exchange IonPac(®) AS12A analytical column by exploiting the column-switching technique...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806071/contrasting-effects-of-dissolved-organic-matter-on-mercury-methylation-by-geobacter-sulfurreducens-pca-and-desulfovibrio-desulfuricans-nd132
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Linduo Zhao, Hongmei Chen, Xia Lu, Hui Lin, Geoff A Christensen, Eric M Pierce, Baohua Gu
Natural dissolved organic matter (DOM) affects mercury (Hg) redox reactions and anaerobic microbial methylation in the environment. Several studies have shown that DOM can enhance Hg methylation, especially under sulfidic conditions, whereas others show that DOM inhibits Hg methylation due to strong Hg-DOM complexation. In this study, we investigated and compared the effects of DOM on Hg methylation by an iron-reducing bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens PCA and a sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ND132 under nonsulfidic conditions...
August 29, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803116/efficient-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-as-a-pipette-tip-solid-phase-sorbent-for-determination-of-carvedilol-enantiomers-in-human-urine
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Anny Talita Maria da Silva, Hanna Leijoto de Oliveira, Camilla Fonseca Silva, Matheus Cecílio Fonseca, Thales Fernando Dias Pereira, Clebio Soares Nascimento, Eduardo Costa de Figueiredo, Keyller Bastos Borges
In this work, an efficient pipette tip based on molecularly imprinted polymers solid-phase extraction (PT-MIP-SPE) method was developed for carvedilol (CAR) analysis. This compound is available in clinical practice as a racemic mixture, in which (-)-(S)-CAR is a β- and α1-adrenergic antagonist, while (+)-(R)-CAR only acts as an α1-adrenergic antagonist. Enantioseparation of CAR presented satisfactory retention times (5.85 and 14.84min), acceptable theoretical plates (N=2048 and 2018) and good resolution (Rs=9...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796492/structural-and-morphological-description-of-sn-snox-core-shell-nanoparticles-synthesized-and-isolated-from-ionic-liquid
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Nadia Soulmi, Damien Dambournet, Cécile Rizzi, Juliette Sirieix-Plénet, Mathieu Duttine, Alain Wattiaux, Jolanta Swiatowska, Olaf J Borkiewicz, Henri Groult, Laurent Gaillon
The potential application of high capacity Sn-based electrode materials for energy storage, particularly in rechargeable batteries, has led to extensive research activities. In this scope, the development of an innovative synthesis route allowing to downsize particles to the nanoscale is of particular interest owing to the ability of such nanomaterial to better accommodate volume changes upon electrochemical reactions. Here, we report on the use of room temperature ionic liquid (i.e., [EMIm(+)][TFSI(-)]) as solvent, template, and stabilizer for Sn-based nanoparticles...
August 10, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791014/rapid-automated-and-specific-immunoassay-to-directly-measure-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-1-interactions-in-human-plasma-using-alphalisa-technology-a-new-alternative-to-classical-elisa
#20
Helena Pulido-Olmo, Elena Rodríguez-Sánchez, José Alberto Navarro-García, María G Barderas, Gloria Álvarez-Llamas, Julián Segura, Marisol Fernández-Alfonso, Luis M Ruilope, Gema Ruiz-Hurtado
The protocol describes a novel, rapid, and no-wash one-step immunoassay for highly sensitive and direct detection of the complexes between matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) based on AlphaLISA(®) technology. We describe two procedures: (i) one approach is used to analyze MMP-9-TIMP-1 interactions using recombinant human MMP-9 with its corresponding recombinant human TIMP-1 inhibitor and (ii) the second approach is used to analyze native or endogenous MMP-9-TIMP-1 protein interactions in samples of human plasma...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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