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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329889/masking-artefact-indicates-that-photoreceptor-bleaching-may-enhance-fundus-autofluorescence
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G M Somfai, D C DeBuc, H Gerding
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March 22, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328847/effect-of-topical-isopropyl-unoprostone-on-macular-atrophy-progression-in-eyes-with-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Chieko Shiragami, Masahiro Miyake, Atsushi Fujiwara, Yuki Morizane, Akitaka Tsujikawa, Ayana Yamashita, Fumio Shiraga
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical isopropyl unoprostone (IU) in treating macular atrophy in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients. METHODS: Fifty-two AMD patients with macular atrophy were included and randomly assigned (1:1) to the treatment (topical 0.15% IU) or placebo group. Subjects used study eye drops 3 times a day for 54 weeks. The macular atrophy was documented on fundus autofluorescence photographs and measured using RegionFinder...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328078/cell-fixation-by-light-triggered-release-of-glutaraldehyde
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Korwin M Schelkle, Christopher Schmid, Klaus Yserentant, Markus Bender, Irene Wacker, Martin Petzoldt, Manuel Hamburger, Dirk-Peter Herten, Richard Wombacher, Rasmus R Schröder, Uwe H F Bunz
Chemical fixation of living cells for microscopy is commonly achieved by crosslinking of intracellular proteins with dialdehydes prior to examination. We herein report a photocleavable protecting group for glutaraldehyde that results in a light-triggered and membrane-permeable fixative, which is nontoxic prior to photocleavage. Lipophilic ester groups allow for diffusion across the cell membrane and intracellular accumulation after enzymatic hydrolysis. Irradiation with UV light releases glutaraldehyde. The in situ generated fixative crosslinks intracellular proteins and preserves and stabilizes the cell so that it is ready for microscopy...
March 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327576/genotypic-spectrum-and-phenotype-correlations-of-abca4-associated-disease-in-patients-of-south-asian-descent
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Winston Lee, Kaspar Schuerch, Jana Zernant, Frederick T Collison, Srilaxmi Bearelly, Gerald A Fishman, Stephen H Tsang, Janet R Sparrow, Rando Allikmets
Variants in the ABCA4 gene are the most common cause of juvenile-onset blindness affecting close to 1 in 10 000 people worldwide. Disease severity varies largely according to genotype, which can be specific to ethnic and racial groups. Here we investigate the spectrum of ABCA4 variation and its phenotypic expression in 38 patients of South Asian descent, notably from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Sequencing of all exons and flanking intronic sequences of ABCA4 revealed disease-causing variants in all patients: 3 in 2...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326152/candida-albicans-alters-the-bacterial-microbiome-of-early-in-vitro-oral-biofilms
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M M Janus, W Crielaard, C M C Volgenant, M H van der Veen, B W Brandt, B P Krom
The yeast Candida albicans is an oral commensal microorganism, occurring in the oral cavity of 50-70% of healthy individuals. Its effect on oral ecology has mostly been studied using dual-species models, which disregards the complex nature of oral biofilms. The aim of this study was to culture C. albicans in a complex model to study its effect on oral biofilms. Biofilms, inoculated using pooled stimulated saliva with or without addition of C. albicans, were grown under anaerobic, aerobic, or aerobic +5% CO2 conditions...
2017: Journal of Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324858/dual-lanthanide-doped-complexes-the-development-of-a-time-resolved-ratiometric-fluorescent-probe-for-anthrax-biomarker-and-a-paper-based-visual-sensor
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Qi-Xian Wang, Shi-Fan Xue, Zi-Han Chen, Shi-Hui Ma, Shengqiang Zhang, Guoyue Shi, Min Zhang
In this work, a novel time-resolved ratiometric fluorescent probe based on dual lanthanide (Tb: terbium, and Eu: europium)-doped complexes (Tb/DPA@SiO2-Eu/GMP) has been designed for detecting anthrax biomarker (dipicolinic acid, DPA), a unique and major component of anthrax spores. In such complexes-based probe, Tb/DPA@SiO2 can serve as a stable reference signal with green fluorescence and Eu/GMP act as a sensitive response signal with red fluorescence for ratiometric fluorescent sensing DPA. Additionally, the probe exhibits long fluorescence lifetime, which can significantly reduce the autofluorescence interferences from biological samples by using time-resolved fluorescence measurement...
March 16, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322090/the-chemical-inducer-bth-benzothiadiazole-and-root-colonization-by-mycorrhizal-fungi-glomus-spp-trigger-resistance-against-white-rot-sclerotinia-sclerotiorum-in-sunflower
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Rita Bán, Gellért Baglyas, Ferenc Virányi, Balázs Barna, Katalin Posta, József Kiss, Katalin Körösi
White rot caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (SS) is one of the most devastating plant diseases of sunflower. Controlling this pathogen by available tools hardly result in acceptable control. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effects of plant resistance inducers, BTH (benzothiadiazole in Bion 50 WG) and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) on disease development of white rot in three sunflower genotypes. Defence responses were characterized by measuring the disease severity and identifying cellular/histological reactions (e...
March 2017: Acta Biologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322053/development-of-a-novel-lysosome-targeted-ruthenium-ii-complex-for-phosphorescence-time-gated-luminescence-assay-of-biothiols
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Quankun Gao, Wenzhu Zhang, Bo Song, Run Zhang, Weihua Guo, Jingli Yuan
Considering the important roles of biothiols in lysosomes of live organisms, and unique photophysical/photochemical prop-erties of ruthenium(II) complexes, a novel ruthenium(II) complex, Ru-2, has been developed as a molecular probe for phosphorescence and time-gated luminescence assay of biothiols in human sera, live cells and in vivo. Ru-2 is weakly lumi-nescent due to the effective photo-induced electron transfer (PET) from Ru(II) luminophore to electron acceptor, 2,4-dinitrobenzene-sulfonyl (DNBS). In the presence of biothiols, such as glutathione (GSH), cysteine (Cys) and homocysteine (Hcy), the emission of Ru-2 solution was switched ON, as the result of the cleavage of quencher to form the production, Ru-1...
March 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315451/blue-light-induced-oxidative-stress-in-live-skin
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Yuya Nakashima, Shigeo Ohta, Alexander M Wolf
Skin damage from exposure to sunlight induces aging-like changes in appearance and is attributed to the ultraviolet (UV) component of light. Photosensitized production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by UVA light is widely accepted to contribute to skin damage and carcinogenesis, but visible light is thought not to do so. Using mice expressing redox-sensitive GFP to detect ROS, blue light could produce oxidative stress in live skin. Blue light induced oxidative stress preferentially in mitochondria, but green, red, far red or infrared light did not...
March 15, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301857/structural-and-functional-characterization-of-benign-fleck-retina-using-multimodal-imaging
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Srividya Neriyanuri, Chetan Rao, Rajiv Raman
PURPOSE: To report structural and functional features in a case series of benign fleck retina using multimodal imaging. METHODS: Four cases with benign fleck retina underwent complete ophthalmic examination that included detailed history, visual acuity, and refractive error testing, FM-100 hue test, dilated fundus evaluation, full field electroretinogram, fundus photography with autofluorescence, fundus fluorescein angiography, and swept-source optical coherence tomography...
April 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301413/ophthalmic-findings-in-late-stage-sjogren-larsson-syndrome
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Tavish Nanda, Jaclyn L Kovach
PURPOSE: To report spectral domain optical coherence tomography and fundus autofluorescence documentation of late stage macular findings associated with Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome in three adult siblings. METHODS: Three adult siblings with Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome underwent ophthalmic examination and imaging. RESULTS: Crystalline maculopathy and subretinal deposits, presumably lipofuscin accumulation, with macular atrophy were present in varying degrees in all three adult siblings...
March 15, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299497/multimodal-imaging-in-a-case-of-butterfly-pattern-dystrophy-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Vinod Kumar, Devesh Kumawat
AIMS: To report multi-modal imaging findings in a case of butterfly pattern dystrophy of retinal pigment epithelium. METHODS: A middle-aged female with butterfly pattern dystrophy, who presented with progressive loss of vision, was examined using coloured fundus photographs, short wave autofluorescence, swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT), fundus fluorescein angiography and enface optical coherence tomography. RESULTS: Multi-modal imaging was useful in the characterization of the various disease features...
March 15, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297032/ultra-wide-field-fundus-autofluorescence-and-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-syphilitic-outer-retinitis
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Mohamed G A Saleh, John Peter Campbell, Paul Yang, Phoebe Lin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To determine the ultra-wide-field fundus autofluorescence (UWFFAF) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) features of syphilitic outer retinopathy (SOR). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review. RESULTS: Three patients with SOR were investigated. Treatment with parenteral penicillin led to improvement of outer retinopathy, visual acuity, and symptoms. UWFFAF showed speckled hyperautofluorescence, hypoautofluorescence, and normal autofluorescence, similar to what has been described as a trizonal pattern in acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR) in the chronic case of SOR, but with hyperautofluorescent areas in the two acute cases...
March 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294622/tracking-antibody-distribution-with-near-infrared-fluorescent-dyes-impact-of-dye-structure-and-degree-of-labeling-on-plasma-clearance
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Cornelius Cilliers, Ian Nessler, Nikolas Christodolu, Greg M Thurber
Monoclonal antibodies labeled with near infrared (NIR) fluorophores have potential use in disease detection, intraoperative imaging, and pharmacokinetic characterization of therapeutic antibodies in both the preclinical and clinical setting. Recent work has shown conjugation of NIR fluorophores to antibodies can potentially alter antibody disposition at a sufficiently high degree of labeling (DoL); however, other reports show minimal impact after labeling with NIR fluorophores. In this work, we label two clinically approved antibodies Herceptin (trastuzumab) and Avastin (bevacizumab) with NIR dyes IRDye 800CW (800CW) or Alexa Fluor 680 (AF680), at 1...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293534/near-infrared-fundus-autoflorescence-imaging-in-solar-retinopathy
#15
Maciej Czepita, Anna Machalińska, Damian Czepita
Solar retinopathy is a rare clinical entity caused by photochemical damage to the retinal pigment epithelium layer and photoreceptors of the fovea. Here we describe a case of a 33-year-old female patient diagnosed by near-infrared fundus autofluorescence imaging for signs of damage to the melanosomes of the retinal pigment epithelium of the fovea. The patient was advised to discontinue looking at the sun with the naked eye.
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291154/assessment-of-drusen-and-other-retinal-degenerative-changes-in-patients-with-hereditary-hemochromatosis
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Moreno Menghini, Christian Prünte, Pierre A Krayenbuehl, Albina Nowak
PURPOSE: Iron can exert oxidative damage, and increased accumulation is believed to play a role in age-related macular degeneration. Hereditary hemochromatosis leads to an increase in total body iron. Patients with HH were assessed for drusen and other retinal changes. METHODS: Descriptive uncontrolled study of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, short-wavelength autofluorescence, and color fundus images from patients with HH were used. Diagnosis of HH was established by measuring ferritin and transferrin saturation, and confirmed by genetic testing...
March 13, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288486/differential-disease-progression-in-atrophic-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-late-onset-stargardt-disease
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Moritz Lindner, Stanley Lambertus, Matthias M Mauschitz, Nathalie M Bax, Eveline Kersten, Anna Lüning, Jennifer Nadal, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, Matthias Schmid, Frank G Holz, Carel B Hoyng, Monika Fleckenstein
Purpose: To compare the disease course of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) atrophy secondary to age-related macula degeneratio (AMD) and late-onset Stargardt disease (STGD1). Methods: Patients were examined longitudinally by fundus autofluorescence, near-infrared reflectance imaging, and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA). Areas of RPE atrophy were quantified using semi-automated software, and the status of the fovea was evaluated based on autofluorescence and near-infrared reflectance images...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286806/assessment-of-cellular-redox-state-using-nad-p-h-fluorescence-intensity-and-lifetime
#18
Thomas S Blacker, Tunde Berecz, Michael R Duchen, Gyorgy Szabadkai
NADH and NADPH are redox cofactors, primarily involved in catabolic and anabolic metabolic processes respectively. In addition, NADPH plays an important role in cellular antioxidant defence. In live cells and tissues, the intensity of their spectrally-identical autofluorescence, termed NAD(P)H, can be used to probe the mitochondrial redox state, while their distinct enzyme-binding characteristics can be used to separate their relative contributions to the total NAD(P)H intensity using fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM)...
January 20, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282372/automated-fluorescent-miscroscopic-image-analysis-of-ptbp1-expression-in-glioma
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Behiye Kaya, Evgin Goceri, Aline Becker, Brad Elder, Vinay Puduvalli, Jessica Winter, Metin Gurcan, José Javier Otero
Multiplexed immunofluorescent testing has not entered into diagnostic neuropathology due to the presence of several technical barriers, amongst which includes autofluorescence. This study presents the implementation of a methodology capable of overcoming the visual challenges of fluorescent microscopy for diagnostic neuropathology by using automated digital image analysis, with long term goal of providing unbiased quantitative analyses of multiplexed biomarkers for solid tissue neuropathology. In this study, we validated PTBP1, a putative biomarker for glioma, and tested the extent to which immunofluorescent microscopy combined with automated and unbiased image analysis would permit the utility of PTBP1 as a biomarker to distinguish diagnostically challenging surgical biopsies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282065/fundus-autofluorescence-imaging-systematic-review-of-test-accuracy-for-the-diagnosis-and-monitoring-of-retinal-conditions
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G K Frampton, N Kalita, L Payne, J L Colquitt, E Loveman, S M Downes, A J Lotery
We conducted a systematic review of the accuracy of fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging for diagnosing and monitoring retinal conditions. Searches in November 2014 identified English language references. Sources included MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and MEDION databases; reference lists of retrieved studies; and internet pages of relevant organisations, meetings, and trial registries. For inclusion, studies had to report FAF imaging accuracy quantitatively. Studies were critically appraised using QUADAS risk of bias criteria...
March 10, 2017: Eye
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