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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230785/the-application-of-a-modified-d-roms-test-for-measurement-of-oxidative-stress-and-oxidized-high-density-lipoprotein
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Fumiaki Ito, Tomoyuki Ito, Chinatsu Suzuki, Tomoyo Yahata, Kazuyuki Ikeda, Kenji Hamaoka
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. ROS-derived hydroperoxides, as an indicator of ROS production, have been measured by using the diacron reactive oxygen metabolites (d-ROMs) test, which requires iron-containing transferrin in the reaction mixture. In this study we developed a modified d-ROMs test, termed the Fe-ROMs test, where iron ions were exogenously added to the reaction mixture. This modification is expected to exclude the assay variation that comes from different blood iron levels in individuals...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225865/continuous-blood-purification-treatment-for-endotoxin-induced-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Y Jiang, R Lin, Y Xu, S Zhang, K Cui, M Zhu, A Li, C Chen, J Yang, W Yang
This study aimed to explore the effects of continuous blood purification (CBP) treatment in pigs affected with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A total of 12 healthy male pigs, weighing 12±1.8 kg, were randomly and equally assigned to the control and experimental groups. The ARDS pig model was prepared by intravenous injections of endotoxin (20 µg/kg). The control group was given conventional supportive therapy, while the experimental group was given continuous veno-venous hemofiltration therapy...
February 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222811/recurring-septic-shock-in-a-patient-with-blunt-abdominal-and-pelvic-trauma-how-mandatory-is-source-control-surgery-a-case-report
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Antonella Frattari, Giustino Parruti, Rocco Erasmo, Luigi Guerra, Ennio Polilli, Rosamaria Zocaro, Giuliano Iervese, Paolo Fazii, Tullio Spina
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients with colonization/infection of multidrug-resistant organisms, source control surgery is one of the major determinants of clinical success. In more complex cases, the use of different tools for sepsis management may allow survival until complete source control. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old white man presented with traumatic hemorrhagic shock. Unstable pelvic fractures led to emergency stabilization surgery. Fever ensued with diarrhea, followed by septic shock...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222503/selenium-levels-in-serum-red-blood-cells-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-a-report-from-the-australian-imaging-biomarker-lifestyle-flagship-study-of-ageing-aibl
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Bárbara R Cardoso, Dominic J Hare, Ashley I Bush, Qiao-Xin Li, Christopher J Fowler, Colin L Masters, Ralph N Martins, Katherine Ganio, Amber Lothian, Soumya Mukherjee, Eugene A Kapp, Blaine R Roberts
Selenium (Se) protects cells against oxidative stress damage through a range of bioactive selenoproteins. Increased oxidative stress is a prominent feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and previous studies have shown that Se deficiency is associated with age-related cognitive decline. In this study, we assessed Se status in different biofluids from a subgroup of participants in the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing. As Se in humans can either be an active component of selenoproteins or inactive via non-specific incorporation into other proteins, we used both size exclusion chromatography-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (SEC-ICP-MS) and tandem mass spectrometry to characterize selenoproteins in serum...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219449/ex-vivo-18-o-labeling-mass-spectrometry-identifies-a-peripheral-amyloid-%C3%AE-clearance-pathway
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Erik Portelius, Niklas Mattsson, Josef Pannee, Henrik Zetterberg, Magnus Gisslén, Hugo Vanderstichele, Eleni Gkanatsiou, Gabriela A N Crespi, Michael W Parker, Luke A Miles, Johan Gobom, Kaj Blennow
BACKGROUND: Proteolytic degradation of amyloid β (Aβ) peptides has been intensely studied due to the central role of Aβ in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. While several enzymes have been shown to degrade Aβ peptides, the main pathway of Aβ degradation in vivo is unknown. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Aβ42 is reduced in AD, reflecting aggregation and deposition in the brain, but low CSF Aβ42 is, for unknown reasons, also found in some inflammatory brain disorders such as bacterial meningitis...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218356/a-new-integrated-technique-for-the-supportive-treatment-of-sepsis
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Jens Hartmann, Stephan Harm
Although there has been continuous, intensive research for many years in the field of sepsis treatment, currently available treatment options are limited, and there is still a lack of systems that efficiently remove endotoxins as well as mediators. Here, we discuss a newly developed, integrated technique that combines different aspects for their use in extracorporeal blood purification for the supportive treatment of liver failure and sepsis.
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218293/plasma-exosome-profiling-of-cancer-patients-by-a-next-generation-systems-biology-approach
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Valeriy Domenyuk, Zhenyu Zhong, Adam Stark, Nianqing Xiao, Heather A O'Neill, Xixi Wei, Jie Wang, Teresa T Tinder, Sonal Tonapi, Janet Duncan, Tassilo Hornung, Andrew Hunter, Mark R Miglarese, Joachim Schorr, David D Halbert, John Quackenbush, George Poste, Donald A Berry, Günter Mayer, Michael Famulok, David Spetzler
Technologies capable of characterizing the full breadth of cellular systems need to be able to measure millions of proteins, isoforms, and complexes simultaneously. We describe an approach that fulfils this criterion: Adaptive Dynamic Artificial Poly-ligand Targeting (ADAPT). ADAPT employs an enriched library of single-stranded oligodeoxynucleotides (ssODNs) to profile complex biological samples, thus achieving an unprecedented coverage of system-wide, native biomolecules. We used ADAPT as a highly specific profiling tool that distinguishes women with or without breast cancer based on circulating exosomes in their blood...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202119/-acute-renal-failure-caused-by-rhabdomyolysis-in-children-a-clinical-analysis-of-26-cases
#8
Fan-Ying Meng, Xiao-Rong Liu, Qian Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features and prognosis of acute renal failure (ARF) caused by rhabdomyolysis (RM) in children. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data, laboratory examination, and prognosis of 26 RM children with ARF. RESULTS: The causes for all 26 RM children with ARF were non-traumatic diseases, and the three most common causes were infection (69%), diabetes (12%), and metabolic disease (8%)...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194457/disposable-cartridge-platform-for-rapid-detection-of-viral-hemorrhagic-fever-viruses
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Steven M Scherr, David S Freedman, Krystle N Agans, Alexandru Rosca, Erik Carter, Melody Kuroda, Helen E Fawcett, Chad E Mire, Thomas W Geisbert, M Selim Ünlü, John H Connor
Light microscopy is a straightforward and highly portable imaging approach that is used for the detection of parasites, fungi, and bacteria. The detection of individual virus particles has historically not been possible through this approach. Thus, characterization of virus particles is typically performed using high-energy approaches such as electron microscopy. These approaches require purification of virions away from its normal milieu, significant levels of expertise, and only count a small number of particles at a time...
February 14, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192778/annual-congress-of-the-blood-purification-management-branch-of-chinese-hospital-society-august-11-14-2016-nanjing-china-selected-abstracts
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February 14, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190454/somatic-map2k1-mutations-are-associated-with-extracranial-arteriovenous-malformation
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Javier A Couto, August Y Huang, Dennis J Konczyk, Jeremy A Goss, Steven J Fishman, John B Mulliken, Matthew L Warman, Arin K Greene
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a fast-flow, congenital vascular anomaly that may arise anywhere in the body. AVMs typically progress, causing destruction of surrounding tissue and, sometimes, cardiac overload. AVMs are difficult to control; they often re-expand after embolization or resection, and pharmacologic therapy is unavailable. We studied extracranial AVMs in order to identify their biological basis. We performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) and whole-genome sequencing (WGS) on AVM tissue from affected individuals...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183301/cellulose-filtration-of-blood-from-malaria-patients-for-improving-ex-vivo-growth-of-plasmodium-falciparum-parasites
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Sixbert I Mkumbaye, Daniel T R Minja, Jakob S Jespersen, Michael Alifrangis, Reginald A Kavishe, Steven B Mwakalinga, John P Lusingu, Thor G Theander, Thomas Lavstsen, Christian W Wang
BACKGROUND: Establishing in vitro Plasmodium falciparum culture lines from patient parasite isolates can offer deeper understanding of geographic variations of drug sensitivity and mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis and immunity. Cellulose column filtration of blood is an inexpensive, rapid and effective method for the removal of host factors, such as leucocytes and platelets, significantly improving the purification of parasite DNA in a blood sample. METHODS: In this study, the effect of cellulose column filtration of venous blood on the initial in vitro growth of P...
February 10, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174088/casul-a-new-lectin-isolated-from-calliandra-surinamensis-leaf-pinnulae-with-cytotoxicity-to-cancer-cells-antimicrobial-activity-and-antibiofilm-effect
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Thamara Figueiredo Procópio, Leydianne Leite de Siqueira Patriota, Maiara Celine de Moura, Pollyanna Michelle da Silva, Ana Patrícia Silva de Oliveira, Lidiane Vasconcelos do Nascimento Carvalho, Thâmarah de Albuquerque Lima, Tatiana Soares, Túlio Diego da Silva, Luana Cassandra Breitenbach Barroso Coelho, Maira Galdino da Rocha Pitta, Moacyr Jesus Barreto de Melo Rêgo, Regina Celia Bressan Queiroz de Figueiredo, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva, Thiago Henrique Napoleão
This work describes the isolation of a lectin (CasuL) from the leaf pinnulae of Calliandra surinamensis and the evaluation of its cytotoxic, antimicrobial and antibiofilm properties. Proteins from pinnulae extract were precipitated with ammonium sulphate (60% saturation) and submitted to Sephadex G-75 chromatography, which yielded isolated CasuL (purification factor: 113). Native CasuL is an acidic protein (pI 5.82) with a relative molecular mass of 48kDa. This lectin is also an oligomeric protein composed of three subunits and mass spectrometry revealed similarities with a Sorghum bicolor protein...
February 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167277/purification-of-recombinant-c-reactive-protein-mutants
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Avinash Thirumalai, Sanjay K Singh, David J Hammond, Toh B Gang, Donald N Ngwa, Asmita Pathak, Alok Agrawal
C-reactive protein (CRP) is an evolutionarily conserved protein, a component of the innate immune system, and an acute phase protein in humans. In addition to its raised level in blood in inflammatory states, CRP is also localized at sites of inflammation including atherosclerotic lesions, arthritic joints and amyloid plaque deposits. Results of in vivo experiments in animal models of inflammatory diseases indicate that CRP is an anti-pneumococcal, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-arthritic and an anti-amyloidogenic molecule...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164628/evaluation-of-truncated-hcv-ns3-protein-for-potential-applications-in-immunization-and-diagnosis
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Foozieh Javadi, Pooneh Rahimi, Mohammad Hossien Modarressi, Azam Bolhassani, Mehdi Shafiee Ardestani, Seyed Mehdi Sadat, Mohammad Reza Aghasadeghi
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus infection is one of global health concern. No vaccine is available so far and nonstructural protein 3 (NS3) is one of the main target antigens for developing studies on therapeutic vaccine and diagnostic application. In the current study, we expressed a truncated recombinant HCV-NS3 protein under native condition and evaluated its potential applications in immunization and diagnosis. METHODS: The recombinant pET-NS3 containing a truncated form of HCV NS3 region was constructed, confirmed by sequencing reactions, and expressed into E...
July 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164555/continuous-hemodiafiltration-with-an-an69st-hemofilter-an69st-chdf-as-fgf-23-lowering-therapy
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Masafumi Yamato, Yusuke Minematsu, Yuta Ikemiya, Junichi Shibata, Junya Fujii, Takumi Minato, Sachie Miyagawa, Kaori Takaori, Yoko Tomiyama, Ikue Nagayama, Akira Wada, Takahito Ito, Hirotsugu Iwatani
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) is elevated not only in chronic kidney disease (CKD), but also in acute illnesses such as acute kidney injury, septic shock, and acute heart failure. FGF-23 would be not only a simple biomarker but also a direct toxic factor in acute illness. Therefore, lowering circulating FGF-23 levels in clinical practice would be an exciting and valuable interventional strategy. Continuous hemodiafiltration (CHDF) is often performed for the treatment of the aforementioned acute illnesses...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164540/level-of-human-antibodies-targeting-hcv-e1-e2-peptides-and-spontaneous-clearance-of-hcv-in-blood-donors
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Ashraf A Tabll, Eman A Salem, Yasmine S El-Abd, Reem M El-Shenawy, Amr Saad, Sanaa O Abdallah, Reham M Dawood, Mostafa K El-Awady
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major health problem worldwide particularly in Egypt. The humoral immune response has an important function in the control of HCV infection. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of neutralizing antibodies in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) clearance in infected individuals. METHODS: This study was carried out on apparently healthy blood donors (n = 200). Detectable HCV antibodies were assessed by commercial ELISA and specific human immunoglobulins targeting peptides derived from HCV E1/E2 glycoproteins were measured in donors' blood using an in house optimized ELISA...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162915/simple-in-vitro-generation-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-g-expressing-t-regulatory-cells-through-pharmacological-hypomethylation-for-adoptive-cellular-immunotherapy-against-graft-versus-host-disease
#18
Panagiota Stamou, Dimitra Marioli, Alexandra L Patmanidi, Argyro Sgourou, Angeliki Vittoraki, Efthymia Theofani, Chryso Pierides, Stavros Taraviras, Paul A Costeas, Alexandros Spyridonidis
BACKGROUND: Major barriers in using classical FOXP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) in clinical practice are their low numbers in the circulation, the lack of specific cell surface markers for efficient purification and the loss of expression of Treg signature molecules and suppressive function after in vitro expansion or in a pro-inflammatory microenviroment. A surface molecule with potent immunosuppressive function is the human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G), which is normally expressed in placenta protecting the "semi-allogeneic" fetus from maternal immune attack...
February 2, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160859/lindersin-b-from-lindernia-crustacea-induces-neuritogenesis-by-activation-of-tyrosine-kinase-a-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-signaling-pathway
#19
Lihong Cheng, Ying Ye, Lan Xiang, Hiroyuki Osada, Jianhua Qi
BACKGROUND: Neurotrophic factors such as nerve growth factor (NGF) play important roles in nervous system. NGF is a potential therapeutic drug for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. However, because of physicochemical property, NGF cannot pass through the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Hence, small molecules which exhibit NGF-mimic activity and can pass through the BBB are considered to be promising drug candidates for treatment of such diseases. PURPOSE: The present study was designed to isolate NGF-mimic substance from extract of natural products, determine their structures and investigate mechanism of action of the active substance...
January 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153778/accelerating-the-clinical-development-of-protein-based-vaccines-for-malaria-by-efficient-purification-using-a-four-amino-acid-c-terminal-c-tag
#20
Jing Jin, Kathryn A Hjerrild, Sarah E Silk, Rebecca E Brown, Geneviève M Labbé, Jennifer M Marshall, Katherine E Wright, Sandra Bezemer, Stine B Clemmensen, Sumi Biswas, Yuanyuan Li, Aadil El-Turabi, Alexander D Douglas, Pim Hermans, Frank J Detmers, Willem A de Jongh, Matthew K Higgins, Rebecca Ashfield, Simon J Draper
Development of bespoke biomanufacturing processes remains a critical bottleneck for translational studies, in particular when modest quantities of a novel product are required for proof-of-concept Phase I/II clinical trials. In these instances the ability to develop a biomanufacturing process quickly and relatively cheaply, without risk to product quality or safety, provides a great advantage by allowing new antigens or concepts in immunogen design to more rapidly enter human testing. These challenges with production and purification are particularly apparent when developing recombinant protein-based vaccines for difficult parasitic diseases, with Plasmodium falciparum malaria being a prime example...
January 30, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
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