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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735520/gemst-a-taylor-made-combination-that-reverts-neuroanatomical-changes-in-stroke
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Arturo Mangas, Javier Yajeya, Noelia González, Isabel Ruiz, Marianny Pernìa, Michel Geffard, Rafael Coveñas
In a single transient middle cerebral artery occlusion model of stroke and using immunohistochemical techniques, the effects of a new therapeutic approach named Gemst (a member of the Poly-L-Lysine innovative therapies) have been studied in the rat brain. The expression of inflammatory (CD45, CD11b), oxidative (NO-tryptophan, NO2-tyrosine) and indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase pathway (kynurenic acid, 3-hydroxy anthranilic acid) markers has been evaluated in early and late phases of stroke. For this purpose, we have developed eight highly specific monoclonal antibodies directed against some of these markers...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735443/retinoic-acid-regulates-avian-lung-branching-through-a-molecular-network
#2
Hugo Fernandes-Silva, Patrícia Vaz-Cunha, Violina Baranauskaite Barbosa, Carla Silva-Gonçalves, Jorge Correia-Pinto, Rute Silva Moura
Retinoic acid (RA) is of major importance during vertebrate embryonic development and its levels need to be strictly regulated otherwise congenital malformations will develop. Through the action of specific nuclear receptors, named RAR/RXR, RA regulates the expression of genes that eventually influence proliferation and tissue patterning. RA has been described as crucial for different stages of mammalian lung morphogenesis, and as part of a complex molecular network that contributes to precise organogenesis; nonetheless, nothing is known about its role in avian lung development...
July 22, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735325/characterization-of-endolithic-culturable-microbial-communities-in-carbonate-rocks-from-a-typical-karst-canyon-in-guizhou-china
#3
Yuan Tang, Jian-Zhong Cheng, Bin Lian
The endolithic environment is a ubiquitous habitat for microorganisms and a critical interface between biology and geology. In this study, a culture-based method and the phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences were used to investigate the diversity of endolithic bacteria and fungi in two main types of carbonate rocks (namely dolomite and limestone) from Nanjiang Canyon in Guizhou karst area, China. The results of bacterial diversity indicated that all bacteria isolated from dolomite and limestone rocks were divided into 4 bacterial groups, including Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes...
January 2, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735275/tobacco-price-boards-as-a-promotional-strategy-a-longitudinal-observational-study-in-australian-retailers
#4
Megan Bayly, Michelle Scollo, Sarah White, Kylie Lindorff, Melanie Wakefield
BACKGROUND: Price boards in tobacco retailers are one of the few forms of tobacco promotion remaining in Australia. This study aimed to examine how these boards were used to promote products over a period of rapidly rising taxes. METHODS: Observations were made in a panel of 350 stores in Melbourne, Australia, in November of 2013 (just before) and in 2014 and 2015 (after 12.5% increases in tobacco duty). Fieldworkers unobtrusively noted the presence and characteristics of price boards, and the brand name, size and price of the product at the top of each board...
July 22, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735222/effect-of-oleic-acid-on-the-properties-of-protein-adsorbed-layers-at-water-oil-interfaces-an-epr-study-combined-with-dynamic-interfacial-tension-measurements
#5
Eleni P Kalogianni, Leandros Sklaviadis, Stella Nika, Ioanna Theochari, Georgia Dimitreli, Despoina Georgiou, Vassiliki Papadimitriou
Multiphase food systems consist of complex interfacial layers where surface active molecules complete compete for adsorption and interact with one another affecting the interfacial properties and the behavior of the food systems involved. The present work focuses on the examination of interactions between proteins playing an which play an important role in milk-rich food systems (namely κ-casein and β-lactoglobulin) and oleic acid (an anionic surfactant abundant in food systems) at the oil/water interface...
July 14, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735218/strength-of-linguistic-text-evidence-a-fused-forensic-text-comparison-system
#6
Shunichi Ishihara
Compared to other forensic comparative sciences, studies of the efficacy of the likelihood ratio (LR) framework in forensic authorship analysis are lagging. An experiment is described concerning the estimation of strength of linguistic text evidence within that framework. The LRs were estimated by trialling three different procedures: one is based on the multivariate kernel density (MVKD) formula, with each group of messages being modelled as a vector of authorship attribution features; the other two involve N-grams based on word tokens and characters, respectively...
July 8, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735212/externally-controlled-involuntary-cognitions-and-their-relations-with-other-representations-in-consciousness
#7
Donish Cushing, Adam Gazzaley, Ezequiel Morsella
Percepts and action-related urges often enter consciousness insuppressibly. The Reflexive Imagery Task (RIT) was developed to investigate how high-level cognitions (e.g., subvocalizations), too, can enter consciousness in this manner. Limitations of the paradigm include (a) that no data have confirmed subjects' introspections about the involuntary subvocalizations, and (b) that, in everyday life, adaptive responses to involuntary cognitions often depend on the nature of the other contents in consciousness. To address a and b, we developed an RIT in which subjects were presented with visual objects and instructed to not think of the object names...
July 20, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735200/ion-specific-hydration-in-nano-confined-electrical-double-layers
#8
Z Zachariah, R M Espinosa-Marzal, M P Heuberger
We probe counter-ion specific effects in nano-confined electrical-double-layers (EDLs) by means of direct force measurements across a model slit pore in the extended surface forces apparatus. By variation of solution composition, we compare four different counter-ions with dissimilar hydration properties, namely Na(+), K(+), Cs(+) as well as H3O(+), all confined between (001) mica surfaces. We discuss the results in terms of a recently proposed π-transition model, evoking hydrated ion layering as the recurrent structural element in highly confined EDLs...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735186/development-of-a-robust-reporter-gene-assay-to-measure-the-bioactivity-of-anti-pd-1-anti-pd-l1-therapeutic-antibodies
#9
Lan Wang, Chuanfei Yu, Yalan Yang, Kai Gao, Junzhi Wang
Being regarded as the 'cancer panacea', the anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have become the R&D focus of biopharmaceutical industries. Several marketed such mAbs have been proved particularly effective in treating various cancers. However, the cell-based bioassay to measure the biological activities of the anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 mAbs as the lot release or stability test has been a great challenge to quality control laboratories due to the immunomodulating nature of the mAbs. Here, we describe the development and validation of a reporter gene assay consisting of two-cell systems to measure the bioactivity of the anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 mAbs...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735143/transcranial-low-level-laser-therapy-improves-brain-mitochondrial-function-and-cognitive-impairment-in-d-galactose-induced-aging-mice
#10
Farzad Salehpour, Nahid Ahmadian, Seyed Hossein Rasta, Mehdi Farhoudi, Pouran Karimi, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad
Mitochondrial function plays a key role in the aging-related cognitive impairment, and photoneuromodulation of mitochondria by transcranial low-level laser therapy (LLLT) may contribute to its improvement. This study focused on the transcranial LLLT effects on the D-galactose (DG)-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, apoptosis, and cognitive impairment in mice. For this purpose, red and near-infrared (NIR) laser wavelengths (660 and 810 nm) at 2 different fluencies (4 and 8 J/cm(2)) at 10-Hz pulsed wave mode were administrated transcranially 3 d/wk in DG-received (500 mg/kg/subcutaneous) mice model of aging for 6 weeks...
July 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735114/determination-of-impurities-in-graphite-using-synchrotron-radiation-based-x-ray-fluorescence-spectrometry
#11
M Ghosh, K K Swain, P S Remya Devi, T A Chavan, A K Singh, M K Tiwari, R Verma
Determination of impurities namely Ca, Mn, Fe, Ni, Zn, Sr and Pb in graphite by energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry is described using microfocused synchrotron radiation. The internal standard and standard addition methodologies were adopted for quantification and the results were compared with tube-based X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Analysis of the results by the F and t-tests revealed their statistical equivalence. Synchrotron measurements improved the detection limits by an order of magnitude compared to the tube based technique...
July 14, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735041/self-assembled-polypeptide-nanoparticles-for-intracellular-irinotecan-delivery
#12
N N Zashikhina, M V Volokitina, V A Korzhikov-Vlakh, I I Tarasenko, A Lavrentieva, T Scheper, E Rhuel, R V Orlova, T B Tennikova, E G Korzhikova-Vlakh
In this research poly(l-lysine)-b-poly(l-leucine) (PLys-b-PLeu) polymersomes were developed. It was shown that the size of nanoparticles depended on pH of self-assembly process and varied from 180 to 650nm. The biodegradation of PLys-b-PLeu nanoparticles was evaluated using in vitro polypeptide hydrolysis in two model enzymatic systems, as well as in human blood plasma. The experiments of the visualization of cellular uptake of rhodamine 6g-loaded and fluorescein-labeled nanoparticles were carried out, which approved the possibility of their penetration into the cells...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735003/feeding-strategies-for-tuning-poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate-monomeric-composition-and-productivity-using-burkholderia-sacchari
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Rodrigo S Raposo, M Catarina M D de Almeida, M M R da Fonseca, M Teresa Cesário
Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) (P(3HB-4HB)) co-polymers were produced at bench-scale in fed-batch cultivations by Burkholderia sacchari from glucose (main carbon-source) and gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) as co-substrate. As P(3HB-4HB) properties highly depend on the 4-hydroxybutyrate (4HB) molar fraction, it is advantageous to have a thorough knowledge of the process in order to promote the production of the targeted final product. In this work, polymers with a 4HB molar percentage ranging from 1...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734938/hepatitis-e-virus-infection-and-acute-non-traumatic-neurological-injury-a-prospective-multicentre-study
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Harry R Dalton, Jeroen J J van Eijk, Pascal Cintas, Richie G Madden, Catherine Jones, Glynn W Webb, Benjamin Norton, Julie Pique, Suzanne Lutgens, Nikki Devooght-Johnson, Kathy Woolson, John Baker, Maria Saunders, Liz Househam, James Griffiths, Florence Abravanel, Jacques Izopet, Nassim Kamar, Nens van Alfen, Baziel G M van Engelen, Jeremy G Hunter, Annemiek A van der Eijk, Richard P Bendall, Brendan N Mclean, Bart C Jacobs
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: HEV has been associated with a number of neurological syndromes, but causality has not yet been established. AIM: to explore the relationship between HEV and neurological illness by prospective HEV-testing of patients presenting with acute non-traumatic neurological injury. METHODS: 464 consecutive patients presenting to hospital with acute non-traumatic neurological illnesses were tested for HEV by serology and PCR from 4 centres in the UK, France and the Netherlands...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734929/aripiprazole-prevents-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-probably-through-nitric-oxide-involvement
#15
Hanieh Gholampour, Leila Moezi, Hamed Shafaroodi
Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is strongly related to morbidity and mortality. Oxidative stress, inflammation, and apoptosis play key roles in renal dysfunction following renal I/R. Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic which used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Recent studies have reported aripiprazole as displaying certain anti-inflammatory effects. Regarding the underlying mechanisms of renal ischemia-reperfusion, therefore, nephroprotective effects might be predicted to be seen with aripiprazole...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734866/label-free-profiling-of-cell-dynamics-a-sequence-of-impedance-based-assays-to-estimate-tumor-cell-invasiveness-in-vitro
#16
Orsolya Láng, L Ai, Joachim Wegener
Dynamic properties of cancer cells, most notably their ability to migrate, have been correlated successfully with their invasive nature in vivo. To establish a stronger experimental basis for such a correlation we subjected five different cancer cell lines of well-defined metastatic potential to a sequence of three independent assays reporting on three different aspects of cell dynamics, namely (1) the kinetics of cell spreading, (2) cell shape fluctuations, and (3) cell migration. The sequentially applied assays correspond to different measuring modes of the well-established ECIS technique that is based on non-invasive and label-free impedance readings of planar gold-film electrodes that serve as the growth substrate for the cells under study...
July 19, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734741/beneficial-effects-of-tqrf-and-tq-nano-and-conventional-emulsions-on-memory-deficit-lipid-peroxidation-total-antioxidant-status-antioxidants-genes-expression-and-soluble-a%C3%AE-levels-in-high-fat-cholesterol-diet-induced-rats
#17
Norsharina Ismail, Maznah Ismail, Nur Hanisah Azmi, Muhammad Firdaus Abu Bakar, Zhang Yida, Johnson Stanslas, Dahiru Sani, Hamidon Basri, Maizaton Atmadini Abdullah
The study determined the effect of thymoquinone rich fraction (TQRF) and thymoquinone (TQ) in the forms of nano- and conventional emulsions on learning and memory, lipid peroxidation, total antioxidant status, antioxidants genes expression and soluble β-amyloid (Aβ) levels in rats fed with a high fat-cholesterol diet (HFCD). The TQRF was extracted from Nigella sativa seeds using a supercritical fluid extraction system and prepared into nanoemulsion, which later named as TQRF nanoemulsion (TQRFNE). Meanwhile, TQ was acquired commercially and prepared into thymoquinone nanoemulsion (TQNE)...
July 19, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734588/high-throughput-sequencing-analysis-of-bacterial-community-spatiotemporal-distribution-in-response-to-clogging-in-vertical-flow-constructed-wetlands
#18
Guofen Hua, Ying Cheng, Jun Kong, Man Li, Zhongwei Zhao
The aim of this study was to characterize bacterial communities in vertical flow constructed wetlands (VFCWs) using Illumina high-throughput sequencing. The bacterial communities developed lower richness and diversity in response to clogging. Bacterial diversity did not overtly decrease with depth. A variety of bacterial phyla were found in VFCWs' bacterial communities, including Bacteroidetes, Actinobacteria and Acidobacteria, among which Proteobacteria was dominant. At the genus level, a spatiotemporal variation was illustrated in the diversity and structure of bacterial communities...
July 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734550/verb-naming-fluency-in-hypokinetic-and-hyperkinetic-movement-disorders
#19
Ece Bayram, Muhittin C Akbostanci
Cortical motor regions are considered to play a role in action related language. These regions are affected differently in different types of movement disorders. Parkinson's disease, a hypokinetic movement disorder, has been shown to cause action language disruptions alongside movement deficits. Action language, however, has not been investigated in primary cervical dystonia, a hyperkinetic movement disorder. The aim of this study is to investigate whether action language is affected differently in hypokinetic and hyperkinetic movement disorders which have different effects on movements...
July 1, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734539/evidence-based-thresholds-for-the-volume-value-relationship-in-shoulder-arthroplasty-outcomes-and-economies-of-scale
#20
Prem N Ramkumar, Sergio M Navarro, Heather S Haeberle, Eric T Ricchetti, Joseph P Iannotti
BACKGROUND: Whereas several studies suggest that high-volume surgeons and hospitals deliver superior patient outcomes with greater cost efficiency, no evidence-based thresholds separating high-volume surgeons and hospitals from those that are low or medium volume exist in shoulder arthroplasty. The objective of this study was to establish meaningful thresholds that take outcomes and cost into consideration for surgeons and hospitals performing shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: Using 9546 patients undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis from an administrative database, we created and applied 4 models using stratum-specific likelihood ratio (SSLR) analysis of a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve...
August 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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