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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743116/the-role-of-tumoral-foxp3-on-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-gastric-cancer
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Lu Zhang, Jianghao Xu, Xuan Zhang, Yi Zhang, Lu Wang, Xiaoxu Huang, Zekuan Xu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: There is little published data on the role of FOXP3 in gastric cancer. METHODS: FOXP3 expression and localization in gastric cancer tissues and cells were examined by immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR, flow cytometry, western blot, and laser confocal microscopy. CCK8, plate clone, wound healing, and transwell insert assays were performed for gastric cancer cells. Potential molecules and signaling pathways were screened using high-throughput transcriptome sequencing...
July 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743094/a-personalized-medicine-approach-to-the-design-of-dry-powder-inhalers-selecting-the-optimal-amount-of-bypass
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Thomas Kopsch, Darragh Murnane, Digby Symons
In dry powder inhalers (DPIs) the patient's inhalation manoeuvre strongly influences the release of drug. Drug release from a DPI may also be influenced by the size of any air bypass incorporated in the device. If the amount of bypass is high less air flows through the entrainment geometry and the release rate is lower. In this study we propose to reduce the intra- and inter-patient variations of drug release by controlling the amount of air bypass in a DPI. A fast computational method is proposed that can predict how much bypass is needed for a specified drug delivery rate for a particular patient...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742862/plio-pleistocene-phylogeography-of-the-southeast-asian-blue-panchax-killifish-aplocheilus-panchax
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Samantha V Beck, Gary R Carvalho, Axel Barlow, Lukas Rüber, Heok Hui Tan, Estu Nugroho, Daisy Wowor, Siti Azizah Mohd Nor, Fabian Herder, Zainal A Muchlisin, Mark de Bruyn
The complex climatic and geological history of Southeast Asia has shaped this region's high biodiversity. In particular, sea level fluctuations associated with repeated glacial cycles during the Pleistocene both facilitated, and limited, connectivity between populations. In this study, we used data from two mitochondrial and three anonymous nuclear markers to determine whether a fresh/brackish water killifish, Aplocheilus panchax, Hamilton, 1822, could be used to further understand how climatic oscillations and associated sea level fluctuations have shaped the distribution of biota within this region, and whether such patterns show evidence of isolation within palaeodrainage basins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742724/epidemiology-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-pediatric-cardiac-icus
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Ryan A Romans, Steven M Schwartz, John M Costello, Nikhil K Chanani, Parthak Prodhan, Avihu Z Gazit, Andrew H Smith, David S Cooper, Jeffrey Alten, Kshitij P Mistry, Wenying Zhang, Janet E Donohue, Michael Gaies
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of noninvasive ventilation therapy for patients admitted to pediatric cardiac ICUs and to assess practice variation across hospitals. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using prospectively collected clinical registry data. SETTING: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry. PATIENTS: Patients admitted to cardiac ICUs at PC4 hospitals. INTERVENTIONS: None...
July 22, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742650/reliable-and-easy-to-use-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-simultaneous-analysis-of-fluconazole-isavuconazole-itraconazole-hydroxy-itraconazole-posaconazole-and-voriconazole-in-human-plasma-and-serum
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Carsten Müller, David Gehlen, Cornelia Blaich, Domenik Prozeller, Blasius Liss, Thomas Streichert, Martin H J Wiesen
BACKGROUND: A fast and easy-to-use liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the determination and quantification of six triazoles (fluconazole (FLZ), isavuconazole (ISZ), itraconazole (ITZ), hydroxy-itraconazole (OH-ITZ), posaconazole (PSZ), voriconazole (VRZ)) in human plasma and serum was developed and validated for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). METHODS: Sample preparation was based on protein precipitation with acetonitrile and subsequent centrifugation...
July 24, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742649/thoracoscopic-implantation-of-an-array-electrode-in-the-pericardium-transverse-sinus-to-reduce-defibrillation-threshold
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Antonio Curnis, Claudio Muneretto, Gianluigi Bisleri, Manuel Cerini, Lorenza Inama, Francesca Salghetti, Raffaella De Vito, Laura Giroletti, Fabrizio Rosati, Daniele Giacopelli, Francesca Vassanelli, Luca Bontempi
Among the implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients, there is still a subgroup of patients in whom the defibrillation threshold is too high and the maximal shock output of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator can fail to terminate a ventricular arrhythmia. We report a new thoracoscopic minimally invasive approach to place a standard array electrode in the transverse pericardial sinus of a patient implanted with a cardiac resynchronization and defibrillation therapy device with persistent high defibrillation threshold...
July 25, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742550/can-concurrent-abnormalities-in-free-light-chains-and-immunoglobulin-concentrations-identify-a-target-population-for-immunoglobulin-trials-in-sepsis
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Manu Shankar-Hari, Mervyn Singer, Jo Spencer
OBJECTIVES: Light chains κ and λ are immunoglobulin constituents but also circulate independently in blood as free light chains. We investigated whether a concomitant abnormality in free light chain and immunoglobulin levels could identify a high risk of death sepsis subpopulation to inform future IV immunoglobulin trials. We tested whether light chain allelic inclusion occurs in circulating B cells. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Adult general ICUs...
July 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742098/pathological-manifestations-in-lymphatic-filariasis-correlate-with-lack-of-inhibitory-properties-of-igg4-antibodies-on-ige-activated-granulocytes
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Ulrich F Prodjinotho, Charlotte von Horn, Alex Y Debrah, Linda Batsa Debrah, Anna Albers, Laura E Layland, Achim Hoerauf, Tomabu Adjobimey
Helminth parasites are known to be efficient modulators of their host's immune system. To guarantee their own survival, they induce alongside the classical Th2 a strong regulatory response with high levels of anti-inflammatory cytokines and elevated plasma levels of IgG4. This particular antibody was shown in different models to exhibit immunosuppressive properties. How IgG4 affects the etiopathology of lymphatic filariasis (LF) is however not well characterized. Here we investigate the impact of plasma and affinity-purified IgG/IgG4 fractions from endemic normals (EN) and LF infected pathology patients (CP), asymptomatic microfilaraemic (Mf+) and amicrofilaraemic (Mf-) individuals on IgE/IL3 activated granulocytes...
July 24, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742039/reconstructing-interlaced-high-dynamic-range-video-using-joint-learning
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Inchang Choi, Seung-Hwan Baek, Min H Kim
For extending the dynamic range of video, it is a common practice to capture multiple frames sequentially with different exposures and combine them to extend the dynamic range of each video frame. However, this approach results in typical ghosting artifacts due to fast and complex motion in nature. As an alternative, video imaging with interlaced exposures has been introduced to extend the dynamic range. However, the interlaced approach has been hindered by jaggy artifacts and sensor noise, leading to concerns over image quality...
July 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742031/patient-specific-left-ventricular-flow-simulations-from-transthoracic-echocardiography-robustness-evaluation-and-validation-against-ultrasound-doppler-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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David Larsson, Jeannette H Spuhler, Sven Petersson, Tim Nordenfur, Massimiliano Colarieti-Tosti, Johan Hoffman, Reidar Winter, Matilda Larsson
The combination of medical imaging with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has enabled the study of 3D blood flow on a patient-specific level. However, with models based on gated high-resolution data, the study of transient flows, and any model implementation into routine cardiac care, is challenging. The present paper presents a novel pathway for patient-specific CFD modelling of the left ventricle (LV), using 4D transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) as input modality. To evaluate the clinical usability, two sub-studies were performed...
July 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741939/the-influence-of-electric-fields-on-biofouling-of-carbonaceous-electrodes
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Soumya Pandit, Sneha Shanbhag, Meagan S Mauter, Yoram Oren, Moshe Herzberg
Biofouling commonly occurs on carbonaceous capacitive deionization electrodes in the process of treating natural waters. Although previous work reported the effect of electric fields on bacterial mortality for variety of medical and engineered applications, the effect of electrode surface properties and the magnitude and polarity of applied electric fields on biofilm development has not been comprehensively investigated. This paper studies the formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm on Papyex graphite (PA) and carbon aerogel (CA) in presence and absence of an electric field...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741886/preparation-of-polyfunctional-diorgano-magnesium-and-zinc-reagents-using-in-situ-trapping-halogen-lithium-exchange-of-highly-functionalized-hetero-aryl-halides-in-continuous-flow
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Marthe Ketels, Maximilian Andreas Ganiek, Niels Weidmann, Paul Knochel
We report a halogen-lithium exchange performed in the presence of various metal salts (ZnCl2, MgCl2·LiCl) on a broad range of sensitive bromo- or iodo-(hetero)arenes using BuLi or PhLi as exchange reagent and a commercially available continuous flow setup. The resulting diarylmagnesium or diarylzinc species were trapped with various electrophiles resulting in the formation of polyfunctional (hetero)arenes in high yields. This methodology enabled the functionalization of (hetero)arenes containing highly sensitive groups such as an isothiocyanate, nitro, azide or ester...
July 25, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741843/niche-differences-may-explain-the-geographic-distribution-of-cytotypes-in-erysimum-mediohispanicum
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A Jesus Muñoz-Pajares, Francisco Perfectti, João Loureiro, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Paolo Biella, Mariana Castro, Sílvia Castro, Jose M Gómez
Polyploidization has played an important role in plant diversification, and variation in ploidy level may be found not only between species of the same genus, but also within a single species. Although establishing the adaptive significance of polyploidy to explain the geographic distribution of cytotypes is challenging, the occurrence of different cytotypes in different ecological niches may suggest an adaptive role of genome duplication. We have studied the adaptive significance of the geographic distribution of cytotypes across the entire distribution range of the endemic Erysimum mediohispanicum (Brassicaceae)...
July 25, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741360/influence-of-chemical-mechanical-and-transport-processes-on-wellbore-leakage-from-geologic-co2-storage-reservoirs
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Susan A Carroll, Jaisree Iyer, Stuart D C Walsh
Wells are considered to be high-risk pathways for fluid leakage from geologic CO2 storage reservoirs, because breaches in this engineered system have the potential to connect the reservoir to groundwater resources and the atmosphere. Given these concerns, a few studies have assessed leakage risk by evaluating regulatory records, often self-reported, documenting leakage in gas fields. Leakage is thought to be governed largely by initial well-construction quality and the method of well abandonment. The geologic carbon storage community has raised further concerns because acidic fluids in the CO2 storage reservoir, alkaline cement meant to isolate the reservoir fluids from the overlying strata, and steel casings in wells are inherently reactive systems...
July 25, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741203/flow-cytometric-characterization-of-bacterial-abundance-and-physiological-status-in-a-nitrifying-denitrifying-activated-sludge-system-treating-landfill-leachate
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Sergio Collado, Paula Oulego, Saúl Alonso, Mario Díaz
Flow cytometry has recently been presented as a research tool in the assessment of the viability/activity of activated sludge from municipal wastewater treatment plants, but it has not put in practice for industrial biotreatments yet. In this study, for the first time ever, the reliability and significance of the multiparameter flow cytometry applied to the biological nitrification-denitrification treatment of leachate have been evaluated. Using a double staining procedure (cFDA/PI), the viable, damaged, and dead subpopulations were determined, and the results were compared to those obtained with conventional methods, such as nitrogen and oxygen uptake rates or plate counting...
July 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741142/proteomic-expression-changes-in-large-cerebral-arteries-after-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rat-are-regulated-by-the-mek-erk1-2-pathway
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Anne H Müller, Alistair V G Edwards, Martin R Larsen, Janne Nielsen, Karin Warfvinge, Gro K Povlsen, Lars Edvinsson
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a serious clinical condition where leakage of blood into the subarachnoid space causes an acute rise in intracranial pressure and reduces cerebral blood flow, which may lead to delayed cerebral ischemia and poor outcome. In experimental SAH, we have previously shown that the outcome can be significantly improved by early inhibition of the MAPK/ERK kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (MEK/ERK1/2) pathway. The aim of this study was to apply mass spectrometry to investigate the overall late effects of experimental SAH on cerebrovascular protein expression...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739729/the-axis-of-cxcr4-sdf-1-plays-a-role-in-colon-cancer-cell-adhesion-through-regulation-of-the-akt-and-igf1r-signalling-pathways
#17
Fei Zheng, Zhongtao Zhang, Valentina Flamini, Wen G Jiang, Yuxin Cui
BACKGROUND/AIM: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the world. The high mortality of this tumor is mainly due to its invasive properties, as it forms metastases in multiple organs, preferentially in the liver. There has evidence showing that C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR-4) and its ligand, stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), plays an important role in cancer progression and metastasis. However, the molecular mechanism underling the CRCR4-mediated CRC metastasis has not been well characterized...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739488/nanosilver-pmma-composite-coating-optimized-to-provide-robust-antibacterial-efficacy-while-minimizing-human-bone-marrow-stromal-cell-toxicity
#18
Peter E Petrochenko, Jiwen Zheng, Brendan J Casey, Reza Bayati, Roger J Narayan, Peter L Goering
Porous PMMA is a versatile biomaterial with good biocompatibility but high susceptibility to bacterial colonization, which we mitigated by utilizing immobilized antimicrobial silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). A uniform porous thin film was deposited onto silicon wafers by simultaneously ablating PMMA and silver (Ag) using pulsed laser deposition (PLD) optimized for minimal human cell toxicity and antibacterial efficacy. PMMA without Ag became heavily colonized by E. coli in simulated dynamic conditions, while Ag-containing samples prevented all colonization...
July 21, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739273/analysis-of-packing-microstructure-and-wall-effects-in-a-narrow-bore-ultrahigh-pressure-liquid-chromatography-column-using-focused-ion-beam-scanning-electron-microscopy
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Arved E Reising, Sabine Schlabach, Vasili Baranau, Daniela Stoeckel, Ulrich Tallarek
Column wall effects are well recognized as major limiting factor in achieving high separation efficiency in HPLC. This is especially important for modern analytical columns packed with small particles, where wall effects dominate the band broadening. Detailed knowledge about the packing microstructure of packed analytical columns has so far not been acquired. Here, we present the first three-dimensional reconstruction protocol for these columns utilizing focused ion-beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) on a commercial 2...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738804/oncogenic-long-noncoding-rna-landscape-in-breast-cancer
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Shouping Xu, Dejia Kong, Qianlin Chen, Yanyan Ping, Da Pang
BACKGROUND: Few long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) that act as oncogenic genes in breast cancer have been identified. METHODS: Oncogenic lncRNAs associated with tumourigenesis and worse survival outcomes were examined and validated in Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), respectively. Then, the potential biological functions and expression regulation of these lncRNAs were studied via bioinformatics and genome data analysis. Moreover, progressive breast cancer subtype-specific lncRNAs were investigated via high-throughput sequencing in our cohort and TCGA validation...
July 24, 2017: Molecular Cancer
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