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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930963/role-of-autophagy-and-its-molecular-mechanisms-in-mice-intestinal-tract-after-severe-burn
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Duan Y Zhang, Wei Qiu, PeiS Jin, Peng Wang, Yong Sun
BACKGROUND: Severe burn can lead to hypoxia/ischemia of intestinal mucosa. Autophagy is the process of intracellular degradation, which is essential for cell survival under stresses, such as hypoxia/ischemia and nutrient deprivation. The present study was designed to investigate whether there were changes in intestinal autophagy after severe burn in mice and further to explore the effect and molecular mechanisms of autophagy on intestinal injury. METHODS: This study includes three experiments...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928609/initial-experience-with-the-3-3-fr-mongoose-%C3%A2-pigtail-catheter-for-aortic-angiography-during-patent-ductus-arteriosus-closure-in-small-patients
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Zachary Hena, Nicole J Sutton, Gregory J Gates, Benjamin H Taragin, Robert H Pass
BACKGROUND: Smaller femoral arterial sheaths may be associated with fewer vascular complications. The 3.3 Fr Mongoose(®) Pediavascular pigtail catheter is a catheter that allows higher flow rates, potentially resulting in improved angiographic quality. We reviewed our experience with this small catheter during patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Review of patients ≤20 kg in whom the Mongoose(®) catheter was used during PDA closure from 12/13 to 4/15...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927629/insight-into-the-interaction-between-chitosan-and-bovine-serum-albumin
#3
Guo Li, Jianying Huang, Tao Chen, Xiangyang Wang, Haijiang Zhang, Qing Chen
Exploiting the uses of proteins and polysaccharides is of increasing interest because the combination of the attributes of these two types of biopolymers can produce small emulsion droplets with good physical stability. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding chitosan to a bovine serum albumin (BSA) solution at different pH values, and the consequent conformational changes were monitored using UV-vis absorption spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy. Spectroscopic observations were further combined with rheological analysis results to illustrate the interaction mechanism...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927591/surface-modification-of-ps-microtiter-plate-with-chitosan-oligosaccharides-by-60-co-irradiation
#4
Shixin Han, Huashan Wang, Zhipeng Sun, Huiqi Zhao, Pai Zhang
By (60)Co-γ irradiation method, the Chitosan-oligosaccharide (COS) was grafted onto the inner surface of the polystyrene (PS) microtiter, which was soaked with COS solution before the irradiation. To evaluated the effect of COS concentration on the properties of the PS microtiter, FTIR, XPS, AFM, Contact angle tester and enzyme-linked analyser was used to measure the surface properties and BSA adsorption of PS-COS plates. The results shows that, with the increase of COS concentration, the contact angle clearly decreased at the dose of 12kGy...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926916/improved-methanization-and-microbial-diversity-during-batch-mode-cultivation-with-repetition-of-substrate-addition-using-defined-organic-matter-and-marine-sediment-inoculum-at-seawater-salinity
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Toyokazu Miura, Akihisa Kita, Yoshiko Okamura, Tsunehiro Aki, Yukihiko Matsumura, Takahisa Tajima, Junichi Kato, Yutaka Nakashimada
The activation of microbes, which are needed to initiate continuous methane production, can be accomplished by fed-batch methanization. In the present study, marine sediment inoculum was activated by batch mode methanization with repetition of substrate addition using defined organic matter from sugar, protein, or fat at seawater salinity to investigate the potential for application of the activation method to various types of saline waste and microbial community compositions. All substrates had methane potentials close to the theoretical value except for bovine serum albumin (BSA) whose methane potential was lower, but the maximum methane potential reached the value during repeated methanization...
September 5, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923767/shrinkage-of-spray-freeze-dried-microparticles-of-pure-protein-for-ballistic-injection-by-manipulation-of-freeze-drying-cycle
#6
Georg Straller, Geoffrey Lee
Spray-freeze-drying was used to produce shrivelled, partially-collapsed microparticles of pure proteins that may be suitable for use in a ballistic injector. Various modifications of the freeze drying cycle were examined for their effects on collapse of the pure protein microparticles. The use of annealing at a shelf temperature of up to +10°C resulted in no visible particle shrinkage. This was because of the high Tg' of the pure protein. Inclusion of trehalose or sucrose led to particle shrinkage because of the plasticizing effects of the disaccharides on the protein...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923563/characterization-antioxidant-and-antiglycation-properties-of-polysaccharides-extracted-from-the-medicinal-halophyte-carpobrotus-edulis-l
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Jawhar Hafsa, Khaoula Mkadmini Hammi, Didier Le Cerf, Khalifa Limem, Hatem Majdoub, Bassem Charfeddine
In this study, Box-Behnken design was used to optimize the ultrasonic extraction of Carpobrotus edulis polysaccharides (CEP), and the effect of time, extraction temperature and water to material ratio was evaluated. Optimum conditions were 1.77h, 78.0°C and 33.04mL/g to improved CEP yield (7.84%), which is in good agreement with the predicted yield 7.77%. Then, the physico-chemical, antioxidant and antiglycation properties of optimized CEP were studied, and the total sugar and galacturonic acid content were 89...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923384/synthesis-and-structure-elucidation-of-novel-salophen-based-dioxo-uranium-vi-complexes-in-vitro-and-in-silico-studies-of-their-dna-bsa-binding-properties-and-anticancer-activity
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S Yousef Ebrahimipour, Maryam Mohamadi, Masoud Torkzadeh Mahani, Jim Simpson, Joel T Mague, Iran Sheikhshoaei
The synthesis and characterization of three dioxo U(VI) complexes, [UO2(L(1))(OH2)], [UO2(L(2))DMF], and [UO2(L(2))DMSO], [L(1)](2-) = 1,1'-(4-methyl-1,2-phenylenebis (nitrilomethylidyne))di-2-naphtholate: [L(2)](2-) = 1,1'-(o-phenylenebis (nitrilomethylidyne)) di-2-naphtholate, are reported. Elemental analysis, FT-IR, (1)HNMR, UV-Vis spectroscopy, molar conductivity and single crystal X-ray diffraction were used to characterize the complexes. It was found that the complexes adopt a distorted pentagonal bipyramidal coordination geometry...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922944/revised-inverse-problem-algorithm-based-prediction-of-coronary-artery-stenosis-readings-from-the-clinical-data-of-patients-with-coronary-heart-diseases
#9
Lung-Fa Pan, Shao-Wen Chiu, Min-Feng Xiao, Chia-Hui Chen, Lung-Kwang Pan
AIM: Coronary artery stenosis readings were predicted in this study on the basis of clinical data for patients with coronary heart diseases using the inverse problem algorithm. METHOD: Five factors, including age, BSA (body surface area), MAP (mean artery pressure), sugar AC (ante cibum), and LDL-C (low-density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol) were incorporated into a nonlinear first-order regression fit analysis to develop a prediction equation with sixteen terms derived via a revised inverse problem algorithm implemented through the STATISTICA default regression fit...
September 18, 2017: Computer Assisted Surgery (Abingdon, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922633/protein-extraction-into-the-bicontinuous-microemulsion-phase-of-a-water-sds-pentanol-dodecane-winsor-iii-system-effect-on-nanostructure-and-protein-conformation
#10
Douglas G Hayes, Ran Ye, Rachel N Dunlap, Matthew J Cuneo, Sai Venkatesh Pingali, Hugh M O'Neill, Volker S Urban
Bicontinuous microemulsions (BμEs), consisting of water and oil nanodomains separated by surfactant monolayers of near-zero curvature, are potentially valuable systems for purification and delivery of biomolecules, for hosting multiphasic biochemical reactions, and as templating media for preparing nanomaterials. We formed Winsor-III systems by mixing aqueous protein and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) solutions with dodecane and 1-pentanol (cosurfactant) to efficiently extract proteins into the middle (BμE) phase...
September 7, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922632/antibacterial-and-anti-biofouling-coating-on-hydroxyapatite-surface-based-on-peptide-modified-tannic-acid
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Xiao Yang, Pei Huang, Haihuan Wang, Shuang Cai, Yixue Liao, Ziqin Mo, Xinyuan Xu, Chunmei Ding, Changsheng Zhao, Jianshu Li
Hydroxyapatite-based implant is widely used in the fields of artificial teeth and bones. However, the problem of microbial communities on hydroxyapatite surfaces remain a great challenge. In order to inhibit bacterial adhesion and activity in a long term, a salivary acquired pellicle (SAP) bioinspired tannic acid (SAP3-TA) is synthesized and characterized. The SAP inspired peptide sequence DDDEEK has a good adsorption performance on the surface of hydroxyapatite (HA). Tannic acid (TA) is a natural polyphenolic compound that can be extracted from green tea, and it has been proved to have an effective antibacterial property...
September 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921971/paper-sensor-coated-with-a-poly-carboxybetaine-multiple-dopa-conjugate-via-dip-coating-for-biosensing-in-complex-media
#12
Fang Sun, Kan Wu, Hsiang-Chieh Hung, Peng Zhang, Xinran Che, Joshua Kenyon Smith, Xiaojie Lin, Bowen Li, Priyesh Jain, Qiuming Yu, Shaoyi Jiang
Cellulose paper is an ideal diagnostic platform for low-cost, easily disposable and lightweight implementation, but requires surface modification to achieve detection with high sensitivity and specificity in complex media. In this work, a polymer-catechol conjugate containing a super-hydrophilic nonfouling poly(carboxylbetaine) (pCB) and four surface-binding L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) groups, pCB-(DOPA)4, were applied onto a paper-based sensor surface via a simple "graft-to" immersion process to render the surface with both nonfouling and protein functionalizable properties...
September 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921641/pharmacokinetic-guided-dosing-of-new-oral-cancer-agents
#13
Catherine J Lucas, Jennifer H Martin
Generally, licensed drug-dosing recommendations for chemotherapy are based on results from clinical trials in which subjects are usually of relatively normal body size, middle-aged, and are relatively racially homogeneous, with minimal comorbidity and specific tumor characteristics. Very few nontrial patients meet these characteristics, resulting in clinical practice having to extrapolate dosing recommendations to the specific patient. There is insufficient research on the impact of obesity-associated physiological changes prevalent in patients with common cancers on standard pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919705/new-insight-into-the-pathogenesis-of-nail-psoriasis-and-overview-of-treatment-strategies
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Alessandra Ventura, Mauro Mazzeo, Roberta Gaziano, Marco Galluzzo, Luca Bianchi, Elena Campione
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting up to 3% of the general population. The prevalence of nail involvement in psoriasis patients varies between 15% and 79%. While the nails represent a small portion of the body surface area, psoriasis in these areas can have a disproportionate influence on a patient's physical and psychosocial activities. Differential diagnosis between an onychomycosis and a psoriatic nail could be challenging; nevertheless, coexistence of onychomycosis and nail psoriasis also occurs and both are common disorders in the general population...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918602/population-pharmacokinetics-and-optimal-sampling-strategy-for-model-based-precision-dosing-of-melphalan-in-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#15
Kana Mizuno, Min Dong, Tsuyoshi Fukuda, Sharat Chandra, Parinda A Mehta, Scott McConnell, Elias J Anaissie, Alexander A Vinks
BACKGROUND: High-dose melphalan is an important component of conditioning regimens for patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The current dosing strategy based on body surface area results in a high incidence of oral mucositis and gastrointestinal and liver toxicity. Pharmacokinetically guided dosing will individualize exposure and help minimize overexposure-related toxicity. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a population pharmacokinetic model and optimal sampling strategy...
September 16, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917502/fluorescence-and-magnetic-nanocomposite-fe3o4-sio2-au-mnps-as-peroxidase-mimetics-for-glucose-detection
#16
Shajie Luo, Yaqin Liu, Hanbing Rao, Yanying Wang, Xianxiang Wang
In this paper, multifunction nanoparticles (MNPs), Fe3O4@SiO2@Au MNPs, with properties of superparamagnetism, fluorescence and peroxidase-like catalytic activity were synthesized in the aqueous phase. The synthesized composites were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), powder diffraction (XRD), Fourier translation infrared spectrum (FT-IR) and fluorometer. The results show that the multifunctional nanomaterials have good magnetic and fluorescence properties...
September 13, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915484/spontaneous-vesicle-formation-and-vesicle-to-micelle-transition-of-sodium-2-ketooctanate-in-water
#17
Huifang Xu, Na Du, Yawen Song, Shue Song, Wanguo Hou
Single-tailed short-chain alkyl keto-acids/salts, a class of fatty acid/salt derivatives, such as sodium 2-ketooctanate (KOCOONa), are a kind of weakly acid/salt type amphiphiles and plausible prebiotic molecules, and the current understanding of their aggregation behavior in aqueous solutions is still limited. Herein, the aggregation behavior of KOCOONa in aqueous solution was studied by changing its concentration (C), using equilibrium surface tension, conductivity, and fluorescence measurements. The aggregates formed were characterized using freeze-fracture and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, atomic force microscopy, and confocal laser scanning microscopy...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914422/normative-data-for-ivc-diameter-and-its-correlation-with-the-somatic-parameters-in-healthy-indian-children
#18
Kushagra Taneja, Virendra Kumar, Rama Anand, Harish K Pemde
OBJECTIVE: To determine the normative data for inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter in children and its correlation with various somatic parameters like height, weight and body surface area in Indian children. Readily available baseline data of IVC diameter in normal children shall be of great help in rapid assessment of variations in sick children. METHODS: Total 475 healthy children aged one month to 12 y visiting out patient clinics (OPD's) were enrolled in this study...
September 15, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914301/addressing-the-distribution-of-proteins-spotted-on-%C3%AE-pads
#19
Laura McCann, Tomás E Benavidez, Sarah Holtsclaw, Carlos D Garcia
Adsorption is the most common approach to immobilize biorecognition elements on the surface of paper-based devices. Adsorption is also the route selected to coat the substrate with albumin, therefore minimizing the interaction of other proteins. While similar in nature, the structure of the selected proteins as well as the conditions selected from the immobilization have a significant effect on the amount and distribution of the resulting composites. To illustrate these differences and provide general guidelines to efficiently prepare these devices, this article explores the interaction (adsorption and desorption) of BSA with 3MM chromatography paper...
September 15, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912929/student-misconceptions-about-plants-a-first-step-in-building-a-teaching-resource
#20
April N Wynn, Irvin L Pan, Elizabeth E Rueschhoff, Maryann A B Herman, E Kathleen Archer
Plants are ubiquitous and found in virtually every ecosystem on Earth, but their biology is often poorly understood, and inaccurate ideas about how plants grow and function abound. Many articles have been published documenting student misconceptions about photosynthesis and respiration, but there are substantially fewer on such topics as plant cell structure and growth; plant genetics, evolution, and classification; plant physiology (beyond energy relations); and plant ecology. The available studies of misconceptions held on those topics show that many are formed at a very young age and persist throughout all educational levels...
2017: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE
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