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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454480/immobilization-of-ph-sensitive-cdte-quantum-dots-in-a-poly-acrylate-hydrogel-for-microfluidic-applications
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M Franke, S Leubner, A Dubavik, A George, T Savchenko, C Pini, P Frank, D Melnikau, Y Rakovich, N Gaponik, A Eychmüller, A Richter
Microfluidic devices present the basis of modern life sciences and chemical information processing. To control the flow and to allow optical readout, a reliable sensor material that can be easily utilized for microfluidic systems is in demand. Here, we present a new optical readout system for pH sensing based on pH sensitive, photoluminescent glutathione capped cadmium telluride quantum dots that are covalently immobilized in a poly(acrylate) hydrogel. For an applicable pH sensing the generated hybrid material is integrated in a microfluidic sensor chip setup...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454415/stat3-activation-and-risk-of-recurrence-in-meningiomas
#2
Mahlon Johnson, Mary O'Connell, Kevin Walter
Several studies have suggested that activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is associated with initiation, progression and metastasis of numerous types of malignancy. However, the role of the Janus kinase-interleukin 6-STAT3 signaling pathway in the pathogenesis and recurrence of meningiomas is unknown. The present study evaluated STAT3 activation by western blotting and immunohistochemistry and assessed its association with Ki-67 labeling in 13 cases of meningioma in which frozen tissue and ≥5...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454375/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-cancer-driving-mutations-and-genes-in-kidney-cancer
#3
Chengmei Long, Jinbo Jian, Xinchang Li, Gongxian Wang, Jingen Wang
An accumulation of driver mutations is important for cancer formation and progression, and leads to the disruption of genes and signaling pathways. The identification of driver mutations and genes has been the subject of numerous previous studies. The present study was performed to identify cancer-driving mutations and genes in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), prioritizing noncoding variants with a high functional impact, in order to analyze the most informative features. Sorting Intolerant From Tolerant (SIFT), Polymorphism Phenotyping version 2 (Polyphen2) and MutationAssessor were applied to predict deleterious mutations in the coding genome...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454368/anti-osteoclastic-agent-denosumab-for-a-giant-cell-tumor-of-the-bone-with-concurrent-paget-s-disease-a-case-report
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Takaaki Tanaka, John Slavin, Sue-Anne McLachlan, Peter Choong
Paget's disease of the bone may predispose the development of malignant bone tumors such as osteosarcoma. Giant cell tumor (GCT) as a consequence of Paget's disease is rare. Bone GCT is characterized by rapid growth, the destruction of bone, extension to the surrounding soft tissue and abnormal bone turnover caused by an abnormality of the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB (RANK)-RANK ligand (RANKL) pathway. Denosumab is a RANK-RANKL inhibitor, which is used to treat osteoporosis and bone GCT. In the current study, a 60-year-old male presented with severe pain located between the right thigh and the knee...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454366/gene-signatures-associated-with-drug-resistance-to-irinotecan-and-oxaliplatin-predict-a-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Xinrong Sun, Xiang Wang, Wenming Feng, Huihui Guo, Chengwu Tang, Yongliang Lu, Xiaobin Xiang, Ying Bao
The identification of novel survival predictors may help to improve the appropriate management of colorectal cancer (CRC). In the present study, two gene sets associated with irinotecan or oxaliplatin resistance in CRC cell lines were first identified and subsequently applied to the clinical CRC microarray dataset GSE14333. Subsequently, a 60-gene irinotecan resistance-associated signature and a 13-gene oxaliplatin resistance-associated signature were established, which were able to classify CRC patients into high- and low-risk subgroups with varied clinical outcomes [irinotecan-resistance gene signature: hazard ratio (HR)=0...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454358/prognostic-relevance-of-dna-flow-cytometry-in-breast-cancer-revisited-the-25-year-experience-of-the-portuguese-institute-of-oncology-of-lisbon
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António E Pinto, Teresa Pereira, Giovani L Silva, Saudade André
The potential prognostic significance of DNA flow cytometric measurements (DNA ploidy and S-phase fraction) in breast cancer remains in dispute. Inconclusive data, primarily due to the lack of consistent standardization and quality control programs, have limited its translation into clinical practice. The aim of the present review, based on the 25-year experience of the Portuguese Institute of Oncology of Lisbon, is to assess the clinical relevance and application of DNA flow cytometry for the prognosis of breast cancer...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454281/current-status-of-the-prognostic-molecular-biomarkers-in-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
#7
Goro Kutomi, Toru Mizuguchi, Fukino Satomi, Hideki Maeda, Hiroaki Shima, Yasutoshi Kimura, Koichi Hirata
Biomarkers that facilitate the prediction of breast cancer prognosis can improve the quality of life in patients during the long period of illness and treatment. Particularly in recent years, with the advent of a more exhaustive analysis of genetic information and gene products, the molecular mechanisms at play during breast cancer have gradually become clearer. In the present study, a systematic review of the literature between 2009 and 2014 was conducted by searching for the keywords 'breast cancer', 'biomarkers', 'diagnosis', 'prognosis' and 'drug response' to clarify the present state of knowledge regarding biomarkers...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454188/metabolic-profiling-of-hoodia-chamomile-terminalia-species-and-evaluation-of-commercial-preparations-using-ultrahigh-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#8
Bharathi Avula, Yan-Hong Wang, Giorgis Isaac, Jimmy Yuk, Mark Wrona, Kate Yu, Ikhlas A Khan
Ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QToF-MS) profiling was used for the identification of marker compounds and generation of metabolic patterns that could be interrogated using chemometric modeling software. UHPLC-QToF-MS was used to generate comprehensive fingerprints of three botanicals (Hoodia, Terminalia, and chamomile), each having different classes of compounds. Detection of a broad range of ions was carried out in full scan mode in both positive and negative modes over the range m/z 100-1700 using high-resolution mass spectrometry...
April 28, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454169/speckle-based-hyperspectral-imaging-combining-multiple-scattering-and-compressive-sensing-in-nanowire-mats
#9
Rebecca French, Sylvain Gigan, Otto L Muskens
Encoding of spectral information onto monochrome imaging cameras is of interest for wavelength multiplexing and hyperspectral imaging applications. Here, the complex spatiospectral response of a disordered material is used to demonstrate retrieval of a number of discrete wavelengths over a wide spectral range. Strong, diffuse light scattering in a semiconductor nanowire mat is used to achieve a highly compact spectrometer of micrometer thickness, transforming different wavelengths into distinct speckle patterns with nanometer sensitivity...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454165/light-field-endoscopy-and-its-parametric-description
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Jingdan Liu, Daniel Claus, Tingfa Xu, Thorben Keßner, Alois Herkommer, Wolfgang Osten
In this Letter, we demonstrate the application of light field imaging to endoscopy. By introducing a microlens array into the image plane of a conventional endoscope, the 4D light field can be captured in one snapshot. This information can be used to obtain perspective images and to digitally refocus to different planes. These features allow for the recovery of 3D information in minimally invasive surgery. Important optical setup and performance parameters are derived to enable task specific engineering of the light field imaging system...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454163/image-recovery-from-defocused-2d-fluorescent-images-in-multimodal-digital-holographic-microscopy
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Xiangyu Quan, Osamu Matoba, Yasuhiro Awatsuji
A technique of three-dimensional (3D) intensity retrieval from defocused, two-dimensional (2D) fluorescent images in the multimodal digital holographic microscopy (DHM) is proposed. In the multimodal DHM, 3D phase and 2D fluorescence distributions are obtained simultaneously by an integrated system of an off-axis DHM and a conventional epifluorescence microscopy, respectively. This gives us more information of the target; however, defocused fluorescent images are observed due to the short depth of field. In this Letter, we propose a method to recover the defocused images based on the phase compensation and backpropagation from the defocused plane to the focused plane using the distance information that is obtained from a 3D phase distribution...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454154/photoacoustic-imaging-of-dental-implants-in-a-porcine-jawbone-ex-vivo
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Donghyun Lee, Sungjo Park, Woo-Chang Noh, Jae-Seung Im, Chulhong Kim
Currently, x-ray-based imaging is used before and after the dental implant treatment, but the ionizing radiation is potentially harmful to patients and operators. Here, we demonstrate ex vivo photoacoustic imaging of a dental implant embedded in a porcine jawbone. By layering biological tissue over the jawbone to mimic a clinical environment, we demonstrate 10 mm deep imaging. Our results show that photoacoustic imaging can provide jawbone anatomical information, the location of an embedded implant fixture, and the thickness of the soft tissue above the jawbone...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454137/dynamic-stark-shift-induced-by-a-single-photon-packet
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D Valente, F Brito, T Werlang
The dynamic Stark shift results from the interaction of an atom with the electromagnetic field. We show how a propagating single-photon wave packet can induce a time-dependent dynamical Stark shift on a two-level system (TLS). A non-perturbative fully quantum treatment is employed, where the quantum dynamics of both the field and the TLS are analyzed. We also provide the means to experimentally access such time-dependent frequency by measuring the interference pattern in the electromagnetic field inside a 1D waveguide...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454115/impact-of-marital-status-during-diagnosis-on-cancer-caused-specific-survival-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-a-case-control-and-population-based-study
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Zhuojun Zheng, Yuandong Zhu, Xiaodong Li, Wenwei Hu, Jingting Jiang
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the impact of marital status on cancer-caused specific mortality among acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients in the United States. METHODS: We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program to identify 50,825 patients who had their clinical and follow-up information available and were diagnosed for AML between the years 1988 and 2015. The univariate and multivariable Cox regression models were used to analyze the patient data, and to minimize the group differences due to covariates between groups, a 1:1 propensity score matching was used in subsequent subgroup analysis...
April 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454110/personalizing-chinese-medicine-by-integrating-molecular-features-of-diseases-and-herb-ingredient-information-application-to-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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REVIEW
Lin Huang, Haichang Li, Duoli Xie, Tieliu Shi, Chengping Wen
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been widely used as a complementary medicine in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) treatment. In this study, we proposed a new classification of Chinese Medicines (CMs) by integrating the latest discoveries in disease molecular mechanisms and traditional medicine theory. We screened out a set of chemical compounds on basis of AML differential expression genes and chemical-protein interactions and then mapped them to Traditional Chinese Medicine Integrated Database. 415 CMs contain those compounds and they were categorized into 8 groups according to the Traditional Chinese Pharmacology...
April 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454104/rna-sequencing-based-cell-proliferation-analysis-across-19-cancers-identifies-a-subset-of-proliferation-informative-cancers-with-a-common-survival-signature
#16
Ryne C Ramaker, Brittany N Lasseigne, Andrew A Hardigan, Laura Palacio, David S Gunther, Richard M Myers, Sara J Cooper
Despite advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment strategies, robust prognostic signatures remain elusive in most cancers. Cell proliferation has long been recognized as a prognostic marker in cancer, but the generation of comprehensive, publicly available datasets allows examination of the links between cell proliferation and cancer characteristics such as mutation rate, stage, and patient outcomes. Here we explore the role of cell proliferation across 19 cancers (n = 6,581 patients) by using tissue-based RNA sequencing data from The Cancer Genome Atlas Project and calculating a 'proliferative index' derived from gene expression associated with Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) levels...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454068/biochar-based-water-treatment-systems-as-a-potential-low-cost-and-sustainable-technology-for-clean-water-provision
#17
REVIEW
Willis Gwenzi, Nhamo Chaukura, Chicgoua Noubactep, Fungai N D Mukome
Approximately 600 million people lack access to safe drinking water, hence achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030) calls for rapid translation of recent research into practical and frugal solutions within the remaining 13 years. Biochars, with excellent capacity to remove several contaminants from aqueous solutions, constitute an untapped technology for drinking water treatment. Biochar water treatment has several potential merits compared to existing low-cost methods (i...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454067/assessment-of-the-swat-model-to-simulate-a-watershed-with-limited-available-data-in-the-pampas-region-argentina
#18
Martín Romagnoli, Margarita Portapila, Alfredo Rigalli, Gisela Maydana, Martín Burgués, Carlos M García
Argentina has been among the world leaders in the production and export of agricultural products since the 1990s. The Carcarañá River Lower Basin (CRLB), a cropland of the Pampas region supplied by extensive rainfall, is located in an area with few streamgauging and other hydrologic/water-quality stations. Therefore, limited hydrologic data are available resulting in limited water-resources assessment. This work explores the application of Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model to the CRLB in the Santa Fe province of the Pampas region...
April 25, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454066/direct-measurement-of-igm-antigen-interaction-energy-on-individual-red-blood-cells
#19
Natasha Yeow, Rico F Tabor, Gil Garnier
Most blood grouping tests rely on the principle of red blood cells (RBCs) agglutination. Agglutination is triggered by the binding of specific blood grouping antibodies to the corresponding RBC surface antigen on multiple cells. The interaction energies between blood grouping antibodies and antigens have been poorly defined in immunohaematology. Here for the first time, we functionalized atomic force microscope (AFM) cantilevers with the IgM form of blood grouping antibodies to probe populations of individual RBCs of different groups under physiological conditions...
April 21, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454061/evaluation-of-a-pilot-innovative-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-based-psychoeducation-group-treatment-for-functional-non-epileptic-attacks
#20
Sarah R Cope, Jared G Smith, Tara King, Niruj Agrawal
A high proportion of patients presenting at epilepsy clinics experience functional non-epileptic attacks (FNEA), and while psychological treatment is generally thought to be the required intervention, evidence regarding psychological treatment of FNEA is limited. A small number of psychoeducation treatments have been evaluated, with promising results. As part of routine care within a neuropsychiatry service, a 3-session cognitive-behavior therapy- (CBT-) informed psychoeducation group was developed. Patients with comorbid epilepsy were included...
April 25, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
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