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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227812/the-development-of-real-time-pcr-micro-device-with-optical-sensor-for-early-detection-of-cancer
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Yusuke Kimura, Keigo Osada, Yoshinori Inoue, Masashi Ikeuchi, Koji Ikuta, Yusuke Kimura, Keigo Osada, Yoshinori Inoue, Masashi Ikeuchi, Koji Ikuta, Koji Ikuta, Yoshinori Inoue, Keigo Osada, Yusuke Kimura, Masashi Ikeuchi
We can detect cancer in the early stages by validating the expression of cancer specific nucleic acids in the blood. In this report, we have developed the micro device for performing real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR), one of the methods used for determining the quantity of nucleic acids, using a small volume of reagent. This all-in-one device can perform real-time PCR with the inclusion of heating control and the analyzing system with optical sensor.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227465/reaction-mechanism-of-blood-coagulation-factors-in-shear-flow-field
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Koki Kawakami, Daisuke Sakota, Ryo Kosaka, Masahiro Nishida, Yasuo Kawaguchi, Osamu Maruyama, Koki Kawakami, Daisuke Sakota, Ryo Kosaka, Masahiro Nishida, Yasuo Kawaguchi, Osamu Maruyama, Masahiro Nishida, Koki Kawakami, Ryo Kosaka, Yasuo Kawaguchi, Osamu Maruyama, Daisuke Sakota
Thrombus formation in blood pumps is a major problem. It has been reported that the shear rate is closely related to thrombus formation in blood pumps; however, the mechanism of blood coagulation in a shear flow field is not yet fully understood. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of shear loading on the reaction of blood coagulation factors quantitatively. Human blood and porcine blood were used as test blood and sheared at 2,880 s(-1) for 3 h using a rheometer. After shear loading to the test blood, the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and prothrombin time (PT) of sample plasma were measured using an automated coagulation analyzer...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227370/detection-and-localization-of-mouse-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-formation-using-time-lapse-fluorescence-microscopy-images
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Yuan-Hsiang Chang, Hideo Yokota, Kuniya Abe, Jung Hsien Liu, Ming-Dar Tsai, Yuan-Hsiang Chang, Hideo Yokota, Kuniya Abe, Jung Hsien Liu, Ming-Dar Tsai, Yuan-Hsiang Chang, Kuniya Abe, Ming-Dar Tsai, Hideo Yokota, Jung Hsien Liu
We present an automated method for detection and localization of mouse Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells formation by using the fluorescence microscopy images. The differentiated cells that possibly undergo reprogramming to iPS cells can be detected by this method for screening reagents or culture conditions in iPS induction. Our method includes image preprocessing to enhance the fluorescence microscopy images, followed by cell detection to detect isolated fluorescent (reprogramming or reprogrammed iPS) cells...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226489/3d-printed-microfluidic-mixer-for-point-of-care-diagnosis-of-anemia
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Kimberly Plevniak, Matthew Campbell, Mei He, Kimberly Plevniak, Matthew Campbell, Mei He, Matthew Campbell, Mei He, Kimberly Plevniak
3D printing has been an emerging fabrication tool in prototyping and manufacturing. We demonstrated a 3D microfluidic simulation guided computer design and 3D printer prototyping for quick turnaround development of microfluidic 3D mixers, which allows fast self-mixing of reagents with blood through capillary force. Combined with smartphone, the point-of-care diagnosis of anemia from finger-prick blood has been successfully implemented and showed consistent results with clinical measurements. Capable of 3D fabrication flexibility and smartphone compatibility, this work presents a novel diagnostic strategy for advancing personalized medicine and mobile healthcare...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226267/a-simple-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-simultaneous-quantification-of-resveratrol-and-its-major-phase-ii-metabolites-assessment-of-their-urinary-and-biliary-excretions-in-rats
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Zhixia Qiu, Jiaojiao Yu, Yu Dai, Xijing Chen, Fang Huang, Ning Li
Trans-resveratrol (Res) is rapidly metabolized, extensively distributed into various tissues and mainly excreted by urine. The present study aimed to establish a simple LC-MS/MS method to simultaneously quantify Res and its major phase II metabolites (Res-3-O-β-d-glucuronide, R3G; Res-4'-O-β-d-glucuronide, R4'G; Res-resveratrol 3-sulfate, R3S; and Res-4'-sulfate, R4'S), and apply this method to assess their urinary and biliary excretions in rats. A simplified salting-out assisted liquid-liquid extraction (SALLE) strategy was developed to prepare samples with acetonitrile-methanol mixture (8:2, v/v) as extractant and ammonium acetate solution (10M) as salting-out reagent...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225823/a-novel-approach-to-eliminate-detection-of-contaminating-staphylococcal-species-introduced-during-clinical-testing
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Wanyuan Ao, Adrianne Clifford, Maylene Corpuz, Robert Jenison
We describe here a strategy that can distinguish between Staphylococcus species truly present in a clinical sample from contaminating Staphylococcus species introduced during the testing process. Contaminating Staphylococcus species are present at low levels in PCR reagents and colonize lab personnel. To eliminate detection of contaminants, we describe an approach that utilizes addition of sufficient quantities of either non-target Staphylococcal cells (Staphylococcus succinus or Staphylococcus muscae) or synthetic oligonucleotide templates to helicase dependent isothermal amplification reactions to consume Staphylococcus-specific tuf and mecA gene primers such that contaminating Staphylococcus amplification is suppressed to below assay limits of detection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225284/ru-catalyzed-regioselective-direct-hydroxymethylation-of-hetero-arenes-via-c-h-activation
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Guo-Fu Zhang, Yue Li, Xiao-Qiang Xie, Cheng-Rong Ding
An efficient and direct ruthenium-catalyzed regioselective hydroxymethylation of (hetero)arenes via C-H activation with paraformaldehyde as a hydroxymethylating reagent is described. The corresponding products can be obtained in good to excellent yield. A number of aryl aldehydes can also be used in place of paraformaldehyde giving the desired alcohol products with similarly good results.
February 22, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225179/frozen-chirality-of-tertiary-aromatic-amides-access-to-enantioenriched-tertiary-%C3%AE-amino-acid-or-amino-alcohol-without-any-chiral-reagent
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Thi Thoa Mai, Baby Viswambharan, Didier Gori, Régis Guillot, Jean-Valère Naubron, Cyrille Kouklovsky, Valérie Alezra
One of the fundamental and intriguing aspects of life is the homochirality of the essential molecules. In this field, the absolute asymmetric synthesis of α-amino acids is a major challenge. Herein we report access, by chemical means, to tertiary α-amino acids derivatives in up to 96% ee without using any chiral reagent. In our strategy, the dynamic axial chirality of tertiary aromatic amides is frozen in a crystal and is responsible for the stereoselectivity of the subsequent steps. Furthermore, we are able to control the configuration of the final product by carefully sorting out the initial crystals...
February 22, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224902/a-quartz-crystal-microbalance-sensor-for-endotoxin-assay-by-monitoring-limulus-amebocyte-lysate-protease-reaction
#9
Tao Liu, Wei Zhang, Lianqun Zhou, Zhen Guo, Yuguo Tang, Peng Miao
Endotoxin is able to trigger strong innate immune responses by interacting with specific receptors on immune cells. Therefore, accurate and rapid detection of endotoxin is of primary importance. In this study, endotoxin induced viscosity variation of limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) reagent is monitored by a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) sensor with enhanced signal. Based on the analysis of the relationship between endotoxin concentration and QCM frequency shift with time, an effective sensing strategy is developed for endotoxin assay, which shows excellent sensitivity and specificity in the linear detection range from 0...
April 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224900/chemical-oxygen-demand-historical-perspectives-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
René Bernard Geerdink, Ricardo Sebastiaan van den Hurk, Onno Jacob Epema
Determining the chemical oxygen demand (COD) is challenging because of the chemicals that are used in the current methods. There is an urgent need to determine the pollution in surface waters from (heavy) industry via a simple, reliable and fast method. However, the current procedures use hazardous chemicals, such as mercury, to suppress chloride interferences. This challenge has not been resolved. The introduction of modern detection techniques, such as chemiluminescence and oxidation procedures, e.g., microwave and ultrasound dissolution, has not resulted in a breakthrough...
April 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224771/comparison-of-the-qiagen-artus-hbv-qs-rgq-assay-with-the-roche-cobas-ampliprep-cobas-taqman-hbv-assay-for-quantifying-viral-dna-in-sera-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Mi Soon Han, Yongjung Park, Hyunjin Nah, Hyon Suk Kim
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus DNA quantification is essential for managing chronic hepatitis B (CHB). We compared the performance of artus HBV QS-RGQ (QIAGEN GmbH, Germany) and CAP/CTM v2.0 HBV assays (Roche Molecular Diagnostics, USA) in CHB patients. METHODS: A comparative evaluation between two assays was performed with 508 clinical serum samples. Precision, linearity, and the limit of detection (LOD) of QS-RGQ assay was evaluated by using the WHO standard 97/750 and clinical samples...
May 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224148/hypercrosslinked-porous-polymer-materials-design-synthesis-and-applications
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REVIEW
Liangxiao Tan, Bien Tan
Hypercrosslinked polymers (HCPs) are a series of permanent microporous polymer materials initially reported by Davankov, and have received an increasing level of research interest. In recent years, HCPs have experienced rapid growth due to their remarkable advantages such as diverse synthetic methods, easy functionalization, high surface area, low cost reagents and mild operating conditions. Judicious selection of monomers, appropriate length crosslinkers and optimized reaction conditions yielded a well-developed polymer framework with an adjusted porous topology...
February 22, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223824/mir182-activates-the-ras-mek-erk-pathway-in-human-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-suppressing-rasa1-and-spred1
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Jinhui Wang, Wei Wang, Jichen Li, Liji Wu, Mei Song, Qinggang Meng
PURPOSE: The constitutive activation of the Ras-MEK-ERK signaling pathway in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) has been found to be tightly controlled at multiple levels under physiological conditions. RASA1 and SPRED1 are two important negative regulators of this pathway, but the exact regulating mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to explore the potential regulating mechanisms involved in the Ras-MEK-ERK signaling pathway in OSCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MicroRNA (miRNA) expression was detected by quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223457/the-source-and-evolutionary-history-of-a-microbial-contaminant-identified-through-soil-metagenomic-analysis
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Matthew R Olm, Cristina N Butterfield, Alex Copeland, T Christian Boles, Brian C Thomas, Jillian F Banfield
In this study, strain-resolved metagenomics was used to solve a mystery. A 6.4-Mbp complete closed genome was recovered from a soil metagenome and found to be astonishingly similar to that of Delftia acidovorans SPH-1, which was isolated in Germany a decade ago. It was suspected that this organism was not native to the soil sample because it lacked the diversity that is characteristic of other soil organisms; this suspicion was confirmed when PCR testing failed to detect the bacterium in the original soil samples...
February 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223253/development-and-characterization-of-mouse-monoclonal-antibodies-reactive-with-chicken-cxcli2
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Woo H Kim, Hyun S Lillehoj, Yeasul Lim, Wongi Min, Yvonne B Sullivan, Laura Kakach, Joanna W LaBresh
Interleukin-8(IL-8)/CXCL8 is a CXC-family chemokine attracts lymphocytes to sites of tissue damage and plays a role in the inflammatory response and wound healing. Chicken chemotactic and angiogenic factor was referred to as chCXCLi2 and has been studied as one of human CXCL8 homologue for more than 20 years. However, no monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that specifically detect chCXCLi2 have been developed. Here, we developed and characterized mouse mAbs against chCXCLi2 to define its immunological properties. Two mouse mAbs against chCXCLi2 were generated and confirmed to display specific binding with not only recombinants, but endogenous chCXCLi2 by Western blot analysis, ELISA, and immunocytochemistry...
February 18, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222858/bioprofiling-of-salicaceae-bud-extracts-through-high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography-hyphenated-to-biochemical-microbiological-and-chemical-detections
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Salim Hage, Gertrud E Morlock
The buds of poplars (Populus L.) and willows (Salix L.), both from the same family (Salicaceae Mirbel), are increasingly used in gemmotherapy and importantly contribute to the production of the physiologically active propolis by European bee Apis mellifera L. In order to study their phenolic profiles, polar extracts of buds from P. nigra L. were compared to those of P. alba L. and S. alba L. through high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC). Five chemotypical patterns were distinguished after derivatisation with the Natural Product reagent and confirmed by principal component analysis...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222432/extracellular-hmgb1-modulates-glutamate-metabolism-associated-with-kainic-acid-induced-epilepsy-like-hyperactivity-in-primary-rat-neural-cells
#17
Yuji Kaneko, Colleen Pappas, Teresita Malapira, Fernando Ĺ Vale, Naoki Tajiri, Cesar V Borlongan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Neuroinflammatory processes have been implicated in the pathophysiology of seizure/epilepsy. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), a non-histone DNA binding protein, behaves like an inflammatory cytokine in response to epileptogenic insults. Kainic acid (KA) is an excitotoxic reagent commonly used to induce epilepsy in rodents. However, the molecular mechanism by which KA-induced HMGB1 affords the initiation of epilepsy, especially the role of extracellular HMGB1 in neurotransmitter expression, remains to be elucidated...
February 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222260/the-k-channel-a-multi-functional-architecture-for-dynamically-re-configurable-sample-processing-in-droplet-microfluidics
#18
Steven R Doonan, Ryan C Bailey
By rapidly creating libraries of thousands of unique, miniaturized reactors, droplet microfluidics provides a powerful method for automating high-throughput chemical analysis. In order to engineer in-droplet assays, microfluidic devices must add reagents into droplets, remove fluid from droplets, and perform other necessary operations, each typically provided by a unique, specialized geometry. Unfortunately, modifying device performance or changing operations usually requires re-engineering the device among these specialized geometries, a time-consuming and costly process when optimizing in-droplet assays...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222016/a-review-of-the-challenge-in-measuring-and-standardizing-bcr-abl1
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Shuping Yu, Ming Cui, Xiao He, Rongrong Jing, Huimin Wang
Breakpoint cluster region-Abelson (BCR-ABL1) translocation is the characteristic sign of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The quantitation of BCR-ABL1 messenger RNA is requisite for patients with CML, and reverse-transcription real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RQ-PCR) is the method used most extensively in testing laboratories worldwide. Nevertheless, substantial variation in RQ-PCR results from different laboratories makes interlaboratory comparability inconvincible owing to the lack of standardization...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222013/serum-triglyceride-measurements-the-commutability-of-reference-materials-and-the-accuracy-of-results
#20
Qinghui Meng, Weiyan Zhou, Chuanbao Zhang, Jie Zeng, Haijian Zhao, Tianjiao Zhang, Donghuan Wang, Jiangtao Zhang, Ying Yan, Wenxiang Chen
Background We aimed to evaluate the commutability of external quality assessment (EQA) materials, aqueous solutions, and commercial reference materials (calibrators and controls), and the accuracy of routine systems for serum triglyceride measurements. Methods According to the clinical and laboratory standards institute (CLSI) EP14-A3 protocol, we analyzed 43 fresh patient specimens and 32 processed materials including lyophilized samples, human serum pools, liquid reagents, swine sera and aqueous solutions by 14 routine methods (evaluated methods) and an isotope dilution liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method (ID-LC/MS/MS) (comparative method)...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
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