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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532077/preparation-of-robust-braid-reinforced-poly-vinyl-chloride-ultrafiltration-hollow-fiber-membrane-with-antifouling-surface-and-application-to-filtration-of-activated-sludge-solution
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Zhuang Zhou, Saeid Rajabzadeh, Lifeng Fang, Taro Miyoshi, Yuriko Kakihana, Hideto Matsuyama
Braid-reinforced hollow fiber membranes with high mechanical properties and considerable antifouling surface were prepared by blending poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) with poly(vinyl chloride-co-poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate) (poly(VC-co-PEGMA)) copolymer via non-solvent induced phase separation (NIPS). The tensile strength of the braid-reinforced PVC hollow fiber membranes were significantly larger than those of previously reported various types of PVC hollow fiber membranes. The high interfacial bonding strength indicated the good compatibility between the coating materials and the surface of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)-braid...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532071/in-vitro-antibacterial-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-plasma-modified-polyethylene-terephthalate-nonwoven-dressing-with-aqueous-extract-of-rhizome-atractylodes-macrocephala
#2
Yi-Ting Shu, Kuo-Ting Kao, Ching-Sung Weng
In this study, a natural and non-cytotoxic antibacterial dressing containing aqueous extract of Rhizome Atractylodes macrocephala (RAM), which has been widely used in traditional herbal medicine and documented with antibacterial activities in literatures, was developed by aid of the extraction technique, nonwoven substrates and plasma-induced grafting technology. The effectiveness of these herbal antibacterial dressings with different treatment were investigated through the assays of grafting yield, SEM, FTIR, antibacterial activities and cytotoxicity...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531188/monitoring-tumor-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-using-mri-and-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-breast-cancer-subtypes
#3
Alexander M Th Schmitz, Suzana C Teixeira, Kenneth E Pengel, Claudette E Loo, Wouter V Vogel, Jelle Wesseling, Emiel J Th Rutgers, Renato A Valdés Olmos, Gabe S Sonke, Sjoerd Rodenhuis, Marie Jeanne T F D Vrancken Peeters, Kenneth G A Gilhuijs
PURPOSE: To explore guidelines on the use of MRI and PET/CT monitoring primary tumor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), taking breast cancer subtype into account. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 188 women were included with stages II and III breast cancer. MRI and 18F-FDG-PET/CT were acquired before and during NAC. Baseline pathology was assessed from tumor biopsy. Tumors were stratified into HER2-positive, ER-positive/HER2-negative (ER-positive), and ER-negative/PR-negative/HER2-negative (triple-negative) subtypes, and treated according to subtype...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530834/a-facile-radiolabeling-of-18-f-fdpa-via-spirocyclic-iodonium-ylides-preliminary-pet-imaging-studies-in-preclinical-models-of-neuroinflammation
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Lu Wang, Ran Cheng, Masayuki Fujinaga, Jian Yang, Yiding Zhang, Akiko Hatori, Katsushi Kumata, Jing Yang, Neil Vasdev, Yunfei Du, Chongzhao Ran, Ming-Rong Zhang, Steven H Liang
A suitable TSPO PET ligand may visualize and quantify neuroinflammation in living brain. Herein we report a (18)F-ligand, [(18)F]2 ([(18)F]FDPA) is radiolabeled in high yield and high specific activity based on our spirocyclic iodonium ylide (SCIDY) strategy. [(18)F]2 demonstrated saturable specific binding to TSPO, substantially-elevated brain uptake and slow washout of bound PET signal in the preclinical models of brain neuroinflammation (cerebral ischemia and Alzheimer's disease).
May 22, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530802/discovery-of-n-5-fluoropyridin-2-yl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidin-5-yloxy-picolinamide-vu0424238-a-novel-negative-allosteric-modulator-of-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-subtype-5-selected-for-clinical-evaluation
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Andrew S Felts, Alice L Rodriguez, Anna L Blobaum, Ryan D Morrison, Brittney S Bates, Analisa Thompson Gray, Jerri M Rook, Mohammed N Tantawy, Frank W Byers, Sichen Chang, Daryl F Venable, Vincent B Luscombe, Gilles D Tamagnan, Colleen M Niswender, J Scott Daniels, Carrie K Jones, P Jeffrey Conn, Craig W Lindsley, Kyle A Emmitte
Preclinical evidence in support of the potential utility of mGlu5 NAMs for the treatment of a variety of psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders is extensive, and multiple such molecules have entered clinical trials. Despite some promising results from clinical studies, no small molecule mGlu5 NAM has yet to reach market. Here we present the discovery and evaluation of N-(5-fluoropyridin-2-yl)-6-methyl-4-(pyrimidin-5-yloxy)picolinamide (27, VU0424238), a compound selected for clinical evaluation. Compound 27 is more than 900-fold selective for mGlu5 versus the other mGlu receptors, and binding studies established a Ki value of 4...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530533/respiratory-motion-management-in-pet-ct-applications-and-clinical-usefulness
#6
Luca Guerra, Elena De Ponti, Sabrina Morzenti, Chiara Spadavecchia, Cinzia Crivellaro
Although breathing movement can introduce heavy bias in both image quality and quantitation, currently there is lack of interest for the respiratory motion management in PET/CT imaging. The respiratory gating technology has shown significant benefits on image quality, reducing motion related artifacts and increasing quantification. Indeed, many papers have demonstrated that there is a consistent increase of the Standardized Uptake Value (SUV) in gated PET images when compared to ungated ones, particularly for the small lesions located both in liver and in lung...
May 19, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530131/a-novel-combination-of-a-polycaprolactone-fumarate-pclf-scaffold-with-polyethylene-terephthalate-pet-sutures-for-intra-articular-ligament-regeneration
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Joshua Parry, Eric R Wagner, Peter Kok, Mahrokh Dadsetan, Michael J Yaszemski, Andre J van Wijnen, Sanjeev Kakar
Intra-articular ligamentous injuries are typically unrepairable and have limited outcomes after graft reconstruction. A combination of porous polycaprolactone fumarate (PCLF) scaffolds with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sutures was developed with the goal of regenerating intra-articular ligaments. Scaffolds were fabricated by injecting PCLF over 3D-printed molds containing two strands of PET suture down its central pore followed by crosslinking. Scaffolds were seeded with human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from adipose tissue...
May 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530125/pro-inflammatory-activation-of-primary-microglia-and-macrophages-increases-18%C3%A2-kda-translocator-protein-expression-in-rodents-but-not-humans
#8
David R Owen, Nehal Narayan, Lisa Wells, Luke Healy, Erica Smyth, Eugenii A Rabiner, Dylan Galloway, John B Williams, Joshua Lehr, Harpreet Mandhair, Laura An Peferoen, Peter C Taylor, Sandra Amor, Jack P Antel, Paul M Matthews, Craig S Moore
The 18kDa Translocator Protein (TSPO) is the most commonly used tissue-specific marker of inflammation in positron emission tomography (PET) studies. It is expressed in myeloid cells such as microglia and macrophages, and in rodent myeloid cells expression increases with cellular activation. We assessed the effect of myeloid cell activation on TSPO gene expression in both primary human and rodent microglia and macrophages in vitro, and also measured TSPO radioligand binding with (3)H-PBR28 in primary human macrophages...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529650/diagnostic-accuracy-of-ga-68-hbed-cc-psma-ligand-pet-ct-before-salvage-lymph-node-dissection-for-recurrent-prostate-cancer
#9
Cordula A Jilg, Vanessa Drendel, H Christian Rischke, Teresa Beck, Werner Vach, Kathrin Schaal, Ulrich Wetterauer, Wolfgang Schultze-Seemann, Philipp T Meyer
Background: By targeting the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) on prostate cancer (PCa) cells PSMA-PET/CT shows great potential in locating the site of biochemical recurrence even at low PSA (Prostate-specific antigen)-levels. Accurate imaging of PCa recurrent lymph node metastases (LNM) is crucial for metastases directed therapies such as salvage-lymph node dissection (salvage-LND). Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of PSMA-PET/CT for detection of affected lymph-node regions at salvage-LND for nodal recurrence of PCa...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529635/synthesis-of-5-18-f-fluoro-%C3%AE-methyl-tryptophan-new-trp-based-pet-agents
#10
Benjamin C Giglio, Haiyang Fei, Mengzhe Wang, Hui Wang, Liu He, Huijuan Feng, Zhanhong Wu, Hongjian Lu, Zibo Li
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1) plays a special role in the biology of various cancer types, because it breaks down the essential amino acid tryptophan for immune cell activation. Upregulation of IDO1 significantly correlates with the number of various T cell types in tumor tissues in melanoma and other cancers, suggesting that IDO expression is linked with effective and ineffective ('exhausted') immune response in cancer. Based on the reported IDO inhibitors (α-Methylated and indole-N-methylated tryptophan (Trp)), here we report the synthesis of potential IDO1 imaging agents through direct introduction of (18)F into the tryptophan aromatic ring...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529632/imaging-of-chemokine-receptor-4-expression-in-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-triple-tracer-comparative-approach
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Rudolf A Werner, Alexander Weich, Takahiro Higuchi, Jan S Schmid, Andreas Schirbel, Michael Lassmann, Vanessa Wild, Martina Rudelius, Theodor Kudlich, Ken Herrmann, Michael Scheurlen, Andreas K Buck, Saskia Kropf, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Constantin Lapa
C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) and somatostatin receptors (SSTR) are overexpressed in gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NET). In this study, we aimed to elucidate the feasibility of non-invasive CXCR4 positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging in GEP-NET patients using [(68)Ga]Pentixafor in comparison to (68)Ga-DOTA-D-Phe-Tyr3-octreotide ([(68)Ga]DOTATOC) and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([(18)F]FDG). Twelve patients with histologically proven GEP-NET (3xG1, 4xG2, 5xG3) underwent [(68)Ga]DOTATOC, [(18)F]FDG, and [(68)Ga]Pentixafor PET/CT for staging and planning of the therapeutic management...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529627/-18-f-ge-180-pet-detects-reduced-microglia-activation-after-lm11a-31-therapy-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Michelle L James, Nadia P Belichenko, Adam J Shuhendler, Aileen Hoehne, Lauren E Andrews, Christina Condon, Thuy-Vi V Nguyen, Vladimer Reiser, Paul Jones, William Trigg, Jianghong Rao, Sanjiv S Gambhir, Frank M Longo
Microglial activation is a key pathological feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD). PET imaging of translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO) is a strategy to detect microglial activation in vivo. Here we assessed flutriciclamide ([(18)F]GE-180), a new second-generation TSPO-PET radiotracer, for its ability to monitor response to LM11A-31, a novel AD therapeutic in clinical trials. AD mice displaying pathology were treated orally with LM11A-31 for 3 months. Subsequent [(18)F]GE-180-PET imaging revealed significantly lower signal in cortex and hippocampus of LM11A-31-treated AD mice compared to those treated with vehicle, corresponding with decreased levels of TSPO immunostaining and microglial Iba1 immunostaining...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529371/siva-the-mad-lord-a-puranic-perspective
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Ottilingam Somasundaram, Tejus Murthy
The eccentricities of Lord Shiva, especially His attire, behavior - particularly the midnight dance at the cremation grounds surrounded by various strange beings, fondness to remain naked, and love for strange pets such as snakes and fawn, have attracted the loving and devout attention from His various adiyargal (devotees). This has resulted in the outpouring of their love for their Lord in the form of Thevaram and Thiruvachakam of Sambandar, Appar, Sundarar, Karaikal Ammaiyar, and Manickavachakar. Along with these writings, the background Puranic myths are mentioned...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529268/a-retrospective-study-of-diseases-in-ambystoma-mexicanum-a-report-of-97-cases
#14
Yoshinori Takami, Yumi Une
Ambystoma mexicanum kept as pets are affected by a variety of diseases. However, no reports regarding the incidence of specific diseases are available. This study aimed to identify the diseases that occur frequently in this speciesby surveying the incidence of conditions in pet A. mexicanum specimens brought to a veterinary hospital. The sample comprised 97 pet A. mexicanum individuals brought to the authors' hospital during the 82-month period, i.e., from January 2008 to October 2014. In total, 116 diseases were identified...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529065/brown-adipose-tissue-and-lipid-metabolism-imaging
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Andreas Paulus, Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, Felix M Mottaghy, Matthias Bauwens
PURPOSE: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) research has evolved from an underestimated to a fast developing field. Its assumed curing properties for the world wide epidemic obesity, and its related diseases, makes this tissue an interesting target for a broad amount of non-invasive molecular BAT tracers. Apart from (18)F-FDG PET/CT there are several methods to detect BAT and measure its metabolism in a more appropriate way. Especially interesting is the measure of lipid turnover, because fatty acids comprise the main fuel for active BAT...
May 18, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528918/a-prospective-validation-study-of-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-for-high-risk-endometrial-cancer
#16
Pamela T Soliman, Shannon N Westin, Shayan Dioun, Charlotte C Sun, Elizabeth Euscher, Mark F Munsell, Nicole D Fleming, Charles Levenback, Michael Frumovitz, Pedro T Ramirez, Karen H Lu
OBJECTIVE: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping continues to evolve in the surgical staging of endometrial cancer (EC). The purpose of this trial was to identify the sensitivity, false negative rate (FNR) and FN predictive value (FNPV) of SLN compared to complete pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy (LAD) in women with high-risk EC. METHODS: Women with high-risk EC (grade 3, serous, clear cell, carcinosarcoma) were enrolled in this prospective surgical trial. All patients underwent preoperative PET/CT and intraoperative SLN biopsy followed by LAD...
May 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528743/-18-f-sodium-fluoride-positron-emission-tomography-for-molecular-imaging-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-based-on-computed-tomography-analysis
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Toshiro Kitagawa, Hideya Yamamoto, Shinya Toshimitsu, Ko Sasaki, Atsuhiro Senoo, Yumiko Kubo, Fuminari Tatsugami, Kazuo Awai, Yutaka Hirokawa, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed at evaluating the relation of (18)F-sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) uptake on positron emission tomography (PET) to coronary atherosclerosis detected and assessed by computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Thirty-two patients with one or more coronary atherosclerotic lesions detected on cardiac CT underwent (18)F-NaF PET/CT. Each coronary atherosclerotic lesion was evaluated on CT angiography for plaque types (calcified plaque [CP], non-calcified plaque [NCP], partially calcified plaque [PCP]), and the presence of CT-based high-risk features (minimum CT density <30 Hounsfield units and vascular remodeling index >1...
April 29, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528535/campylobacter-infections-a-significant-issue-of-veterinary-urban-hygiene-dog%C3%A2-related-risk-factors
#18
Filomena Iannino, Guido Di Donato, Enzo Ruggieri, Stefania Salucci, Fabrizio De Massis, Elisabetta Di Giannatale
Campylobacter spp. are ubiquitous bacteria and campylobacteriosis is the most frequently reported zoonotic disease in humans in Europe, since 2005. Handling or consuming contaminated/undercooked meat (especially poultry) are the most important sources of human campylobacteriosis. However, in recent years, the role of dogs as a source of infection for humans has been amply demonstrated. Approximately 6% of human campylobacteriosis cases are due to contact with pets. This review analyses the current literature related to risk factors at the dog-human interface...
March 3, 2017: Veterinaria Italiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528265/synthesis-radiolabeling-and-preclinical-evaluation-of-a-11-c-gmom-derivative-as-pet-radiotracer-for-the-ion-channel-of-the-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor
#19
Pieter J Klein, Robert C Schuit, Athanasios Metaxas, Johannes Am Christiaans, Esther Kooijman, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Bart Nm van Berckel, Albert D Windhorst
INTRODUCTION: Presently available PET ligands for the NMDAr ion channel generally suffer from fast metabolism. The purpose of this study was to develop a metabolically more stable ligand for the NMDAr ion channel, taking [(11)C]GMOM ([(11)C]1) as the lead compound. METHODS: [(11)C]1, its fluoralkyl analogue [(18)F]PK209 ([(18)F]2) and the newly synthesized fluorovinyloxy analogue [(11)C]7b were evaluated ex vivo in male Wistar rats for metabolic stability. In addition, [(11)C]7b was subjected to a biodistribution study and its affinity (Ki) and lipophilicity (logD7...
May 8, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528264/baseline-and-longitudinal-variability-of-normal-tissue-uptake-values-of-18-f-fluorothymidine-pet-images
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Matthijs C F Cysouw, Gerbrand M Kramer, Virginie Frings, Adrianus J De Langen, Mariëlle J Wondergem, Laura M Kenny, Eric O Aboagye, Carsten Kobe, Jürgen Wolf, Otto S Hoekstra, Ronald Boellaard
PURPOSE: [(18)F]-fluorothymidine ([(18)F]-FLT) is a PET-tracer enabling in-vivo visualization and quantification of tumor cell proliferation. For qualitative and quantitative analysis, adequate knowledge of normal tissue uptake is indispensable. This study aimed to quantitatively investigate baseline tracer uptake of blood pool, lung, liver and bone marrow and their precision, and to assess the longitudinal effect of systemic treatment on biodistribution. METHODS: (18)F-FLT-PET(/CT) scans (dynamic or static) of 90 treatment-naïve oncological patients were retrospectively evaluated...
May 10, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
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