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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214127/functionalized-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-provide-highly-efficient-iron-labeling-in-macrophages-for-magnetic-resonance-based-detection-in-vivo
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Jack Sharkey, Philip J Starkey Lewis, Michael Barrow, Salamah M Alwahsh, June Noble, Eilidh Livingstone, Ross J Lennen, Maurits A Jansen, Jaime Garcia Carrion, Neill Liptrott, Shareen Forbes, Dave J Adams, Amy E Chadwick, Stuart J Forbes, Patricia Murray, Matthew J Rosseinsky, Christopher E Goldring, B Kevin Park
BACKGROUND AIMS: Tracking cells during regenerative cytotherapy is crucial for monitoring their safety and efficacy. Macrophages are an emerging cell-based regenerative therapy for liver disease and can be readily labeled for medical imaging. A reliable, clinically applicable cell-tracking agent would be a powerful tool to study cell biodistribution. METHODS: Using a recently described chemical design, we set out to functionalize, optimize and characterize a new set of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) to efficiently label macrophages for magnetic resonance imaging-based cell tracking in vivo...
February 15, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213960/association-of-rhinovirus-with-exacerbations-in-young-children-affected-by-cystic-fibrosis-preliminary-data
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Sacha Stelzer-Braid, Nancy Liu, Michael Doumit, Russell D'Cunha, Yvonne Belessis, Adam Jaffe, William D Rawlinson
Rhinovirus (RV) is a common respiratory viral infection linked to worsening of chronic respiratory diseases including cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. RV was tested by RT-PCR in samples (n = 465) collected from the upper (nasal swab, oropharyngeal suction and sputum) and lower (bronchoalveolar washings) respiratory tract of 110 children with CF. Air samples (n = 52) collected from the operating theatres and outpatient clinics were tested for RV. RV was found in 43% of children <5 years suffering an exacerbation, and 12% of older children (5-17 years)...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213494/plc%C3%AE%C2%B51-regulates-sdf-1%C3%AE-induced-lymphocyte-adhesion-and-migration-to-sites-of-inflammation
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Marianne Strazza, Inbar Azoulay-Alfaguter, Michael Peled, Alan V Smrcka, Edward Y Skolnik, Shekhar Srivastava, Adam Mor
Regulation of integrins is critical for lymphocyte adhesion to endothelium and migration throughout the body. Inside-out signaling to integrins is mediated by the small GTPase Ras-proximate-1 (Rap1). Using an RNA-mediated interference screen, we identified phospholipase Cε 1 (PLCε1) as a crucial regulator of stromal cell-derived factor 1 alpha (SDF-1α)-induced Rap1 activation. We have shown that SDF-1α-induced activation of Rap1 is transient in comparison with the sustained level following cross-linking of the antigen receptor...
February 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211938/establishment-and-validation-of-a-microfluidic-capillary-gel-electrophoresis-platform-method-for-purity-analysis-of-therapeutic-monoclonal-antibodies
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Michael T Smith, Shu Zhang, Troy Adams, Byron DiPaolo, Jennifer Dally
Capillary and microfluidic chip electrophoresis technologies are heavily utilized for development, characterization, release, and stability testing of biopharmaceuticals. Within the biopharmaceutical industry, CE-SDS and M-CGE are commonly used for purity determination by separation and quantitation of size-based variants. M-CGE is used primarily as a R&D tool for product and process development, while cGMP release and stability testing applications are commonly reserved for CE-SDS. This paper describes the establishment of a M-CGE platform method to be used for R&D and cGMP applications, including release and stability testing, for monoclonal antibodies...
February 17, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211871/expression-level-is-a-key-determinant-of-e2f1-mediated-cell-fate
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Igor Shats, Michael Deng, Adam Davidovich, Carolyn Zhang, Jungeun S Kwon, Dinesh Manandhar, Raluca Gordân, Guang Yao, Lingchong You
The Rb/E2F network has a critical role in regulating cell cycle progression and cell fate decisions. It is dysfunctional in virtually all human cancers, because of genetic lesions that cause overexpression of activators, inactivation of repressors, or both. Paradoxically, the downstream target of this network, E2F1, is rarely strongly overexpressed in cancer. E2F1 can induce both proliferation and apoptosis but the factors governing these critical cell fate decisions remain unclear. Previous studies have focused on qualitative mechanisms such as differential cofactors, posttranslational modification or state of other signaling pathways as modifiers of the cell fate decisions downstream of E2F1 activation...
February 17, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210351/cross-continuum-tool-is-associated-with-reduced-utilization-and-cost-for-frequent-high-need-users
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Lauran Hardin, Adam Kilian, Leslie Muller, Kevin Callison, Michael Olgren
INTRODUCTION: High-need, high-cost (HNHC) patients can over-use acute care services, a pattern of behavior associated with many poor outcomes that disproportionately contributes to increased U.S. healthcare cost. Our objective was to reduce healthcare cost and improve outcomes by optimizing the system of care. We targeted HNHC patients and identified root causes of frequent healthcare utilization. We developed a cross-continuum intervention process and a succinct tool called a Complex Care Map (CCM)© that addresses fragmentation in the system and links providers to a comprehensive individualized analysis of the patient story and causes for frequent access to health services...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207921/pneumatic-stimulation-of-c-elegans-mechanoreceptor-neurons-in-a-microfluidic-trap
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Adam L Nekimken, Holger Fehlauer, Anna A Kim, Sandra N Manosalvas-Kjono, Purim Ladpli, Farah Memon, Divya Gopisetty, Veronica Sanchez, Miriam B Goodman, Beth L Pruitt, Michael Krieg
New tools for applying force to animals, tissues, and cells are critically needed in order to advance the field of mechanobiology, as few existing tools enable simultaneous imaging of tissue and cell deformation as well as cellular activity in live animals. Here, we introduce a novel microfluidic device that enables high-resolution optical imaging of cellular deformations and activity while applying precise mechanical stimuli to the surface of the worm's cuticle with a pneumatic pressure reservoir. To evaluate device performance, we compared analytical and numerical simulations conducted during the design process to empirical measurements made with fabricated devices...
February 16, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206708/physiological-metabolic-and-biotechnological-features-of-extremely-thermophilic-microorganisms
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James A Counts, Benjamin M Zeldes, Laura L Lee, Christopher T Straub, Michael W W Adams, Robert M Kelly
The current upper thermal limit for life as we know it is approximately 120°C. Microorganisms that grow optimally at temperatures of 75°C and above are usually referred to as 'extreme thermophiles' and include both bacteria and archaea. For over a century, there has been great scientific curiosity in the basic tenets that support life in thermal biotopes on earth and potentially on other solar bodies. Extreme thermophiles can be aerobes, anaerobes, autotrophs, heterotrophs, or chemolithotrophs, and are found in diverse environments including shallow marine fissures, deep sea hydrothermal vents, terrestrial hot springs-basically, anywhere there is hot water...
February 16, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205554/the-oncoppi-network-of-cancer-focused-protein-protein-interactions-to-inform-biological-insights-and-therapeutic-strategies
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Zenggang Li, Andrei A Ivanov, Rina Su, Valentina Gonzalez-Pecchi, Qi Qi, Songlin Liu, Philip Webber, Elizabeth McMillan, Lauren Rusnak, Cau Pham, Xiaoqian Chen, Xiulei Mo, Brian Revennaugh, Wei Zhou, Adam Marcus, Sahar Harati, Xiang Chen, Margaret A Johns, Michael A White, Carlos Moreno, Lee A D Cooper, Yuhong Du, Fadlo R Khuri, Haian Fu
As genomics advances reveal the cancer gene landscape, a daunting task is to understand how these genes contribute to dysregulated oncogenic pathways. Integration of cancer genes into networks offers opportunities to reveal protein-protein interactions (PPIs) with functional and therapeutic significance. Here, we report the generation of a cancer-focused PPI network, termed OncoPPi, and identification of >260 cancer-associated PPIs not in other large-scale interactomes. PPI hubs reveal new regulatory mechanisms for cancer genes like MYC, STK11, RASSF1 and CDK4...
February 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205351/functional-assessment-of-the-kidneys-in-a-10%C3%A2-month-old-child-with-renal-artery-stenosis-by-intravoxel-incoherent-motion
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Jochen Herrmann, Harald Ittrich, Michael Gerhard Kaul, Michael Groth, Magdalini Tozakidou, Martin Blohm, Jun Oh, Gerhard Adam
Renovascular stenosis is an important cause for arterial hypertension in childhood. We report a 10-month-old girl with arterial hypertension caused by right-sided renal artery stenosis detected by Doppler ultrasound. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed before renal artery angioplasty to depict vascular anatomy in detail and to retrieve additional functional information of the kidneys by analysis of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM). The value of quantitative diffusion weighted imaging of the kidneys prior to percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) is discussed...
March 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202510/myc-mediates-large-oncosome-induced-fibroblast-reprogramming-in-prostate-cancer
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Valentina R Minciacchi, Cristiana Spinelli, Mariana Reis-Sobreiro, Lorenzo Cavallini, Sungyong You, Mandana Zandian, Xiaohong Li, Paola Chiarugi, Rosalyn M Adam, Edwin M Posadas, Giuseppe Viglietto, Michael R Freeman, Emanuele Cocucci, Neil A Bhowmick, Dolores Di Vizio
Communication between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment results in the modulation of complex signaling networks that facilitate tumor progression. Here we describe a new mechanism of intercellular communication originating from large oncosomes (LO), which are cancer cell-derived, atypically large (1-10 μm) extracellular vesicles (EV). We demonstrate that, in the context of prostate cancer, LO harbor sustained AKT1 kinase activity, nominating them as active signaling platforms. Active AKT1 was detected in circulating EV from the plasma of metastatic prostate cancer patients and was LO specific...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199679/higher-t-cell-responses-induced-by-dna-rad5-hiv-1-preventive-vaccine-are-associated-with-lower-hiv-1-infection-risk-in-an-efficacy-trial
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Holly E Janes, Kristen W Cohen, Nicole Frahm, Stephen C De Rosa, Brittany Sanchez, John Hural, Craig A Magaret, Shelly Karuna, Carter Bentley, Raphael Gottardo, Greg Finak, Douglas Grove, Mingchao Shen, Barney S Graham, Richard A Koup, Mark J Mulligan, Beryl Koblin, Susan P Buchbinder, Michael C Keefer, Elizabeth Adams, Chuka Anude, Lawrence Corey, Magdalena Sobieszczyk, Scott M Hammer, Peter B Gilbert, M Juliana McElrath
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February 12, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197316/design-and-synthesis-of-novel-selective-gpr40-agopams
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Christopher W Plummer, Matthew J Clements, Helen Chen, Murali Rajagopalan, Hubert Josien, William K Hagmann, Michael Miller, Maria E Trujillo, Melissa Kirkland, Daniel Kosinski, Joel Mane, Michele Pachanski, Boonlert Cheewatrakoolpong, Andrew F Nolting, Robert Orr, Melodie Christensen, Louis-Charles Campeau, Michael J Wright, Randal Bugianesi, Sarah Souza, Xiaoping Zhang, Jerry Di Salvo, Adam B Weinglass, Richard Tschirret-Guth, Ravi Nargund, Andrew D Howard, Steven L Colletti
GPR40 is a G-protein-coupled receptor expressed primarily in pancreatic islets and intestinal L-cells that has been a target of significant recent therapeutic interest for type II diabetes. Activation of GPR40 by partial agonists elicits insulin secretion only in the presence of elevated blood glucose levels, minimizing the risk of hypoglycemia. GPR40 agoPAMs have shown superior efficacy to partial agonists as assessed in a glucose tolerability test (GTT). Herein, we report the discovery and optimization of a series of potent, selective GPR40 agoPAMs...
February 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196817/comparison-of-carotid-plaque-score-and-coronary-artery-calcium-score-for-predicting-cardiovascular-disease-events-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Adam D Gepner, Rebekah Young, Joseph A Delaney, Matthew J Budoff, Joseph F Polak, Michael J Blaha, Wendy S Post, Erin D Michos, Joel Kaufman, James H Stein
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcium (CAC) predicts coronary heart disease (CHD) events better than carotid wall plaque presence; however, differences in the utility of CAC burden and carotid plaque burden across the spectrum of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: CVD, CHD and stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) events were evaluated prospectively in a multiethnic cohort without CVD at baseline. Carotid plaque score was determined by the number of ultrasound-detected plaques in the common, bifurcation, and internal carotid artery segments...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196608/management-of-major-bleeding-events-in-patients-treated-with-dabigatran-for-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-retrospective-multicenter-review
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Truman J Milling, Christian Fromm, Michael Ganetsky, Daniel J Pallin, Julie Cong, Adam J Singer
STUDY OBJECTIVE: There are limited data on the clinical presentations and management of dabigatran-associated major bleeding outside the clinical trial setting. The aim of this study is to describe clinical characteristics, interventions, and outcomes in patients with dabigatran-associated major bleeding who present to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational chart review study of dabigatran-treated patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who presented with acute major bleeding to the ED...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194879/ethanol-production-by-the-hyperthermophilic-archaeon-pyrococcus-furiosus-by-expression-of-bacterial-bifunctional-alcohol-dehydrogenases
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Matthew W Keller, Gina L Lipscomb, Diep M Nguyen, Alexander T Crowley, Gerrit J Schut, Israel Scott, Robert M Kelly, Michael W W Adams
Ethanol is an important target for the renewable production of liquid transportation fuels. It can be produced biologically from pyruvate, via pyruvate decarboxylase, or from acetyl-CoA, by alcohol dehydrogenase E (AdhE). Thermophilic bacteria utilize AdhE, which is a bifunctional enzyme that contains both acetaldehyde dehydrogenase and alcohol dehydrogenase activities. Many of these organisms also contain a separate alcohol dehydrogenase (AdhA) that generates ethanol from acetaldehyde, although the role of AdhA in ethanol production is typically not clear...
February 14, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194592/the-yield-of-staging-laparoscopy-in-gastric-cancer-is-affected-by-racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-disease-presentation
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Ibrahim Nassour, Hannah Fullington, Linda S Hynan, Adam C Yopp, Mathew M Augustine, Patricio M Polanco, Michael A Choti, John C Mansour, Sam C Wang, Matthew R Porembka
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is a heterogeneous disease with variable presentation between racial and ethnic groups. Staging laparoscopy (SL) detects occult metastases not visible on cross-sectional imaging and therefore improves staging. It remains unclear how differences in race and ethnicity affect disease presentation and the yield of SL. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database to identify patients with gastric cancer treated with curative intent at our institutions from 2008 to 2015...
February 13, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193901/exceedingly-small-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-positive-mri-contrast-agents
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He Wei, Oliver T Bruns, Michael G Kaul, Eric C Hansen, Mariya Barch, Agata Wiśniowska, Ou Chen, Yue Chen, Nan Li, Satoshi Okada, Jose M Cordero, Markus Heine, Christian T Farrar, Daniel M Montana, Gerhard Adam, Harald Ittrich, Alan Jasanoff, Peter Nielsen, Moungi G Bawendi
Medical imaging is routine in the diagnosis and staging of a wide range of medical conditions. In particular, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is critical for visualizing soft tissue and organs, with over 60 million MRI procedures performed each year worldwide. About one-third of these procedures are contrast-enhanced MRI, and gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are the mainstream MRI contrast agents used in the clinic. GBCAs have shown efficacy and are safe to use with most patients; however, some GBCAs have a small risk of adverse effects, including nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), the untreatable condition recently linked to gadolinium (Gd) exposure during MRI with contrast...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193269/how-flies-are-flirting-on-the-fly
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Courtney Eichorn, Michael Hrabar, Emma C Van Ryn, Bekka S Brodie, Adam J Blake, Gerhard Gries
BACKGROUND: Flies have some of the most elaborate visual systems in the Insecta, often featuring large, sexually dimorphic eyes with specialized "bright zones" that may have a functional role during mate-seeking behavior. The fast visual system of flies is considered to be an adaptation in support of their advanced flight abilities. Here, we show that the immense processing speed of the flies' photoreceptors plays a crucial role in mate recognition. RESULTS: Video-recording wing movements of abdomen-mounted common green bottle flies, Lucilia sericata, under direct light at 15,000 frames per second revealed that wing movements produce a single, reflected light flash per wing beat...
February 14, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192777/renal-function-and-scaled-troponin-in-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-symptoms-of-myocardial-infarction
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Anupama Vasudevan, Adam J Singer, Christopher DeFilippi, Gary Headden, Jeffrey M Schussler, Lori B Daniels, Michael Reed, Martin P Than, Robert Birkhahn, Stephen W Smith, Tyler W Barrett, William Arnold, W Frank Peacock, Peter A McCullough
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponins are often found to be elevated in patients with renal dysfunction, even in the absence of acute myocardial injury. The objective of this report was to characterize the scaled troponin values and proportion of adjudicated acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among patients with and without renal dysfunction. METHODS: The data was from a multicenter prospective study including patients presenting to the emergency department with symptoms of AMI...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
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