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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436517/real-time-measurement-of-the-intracellular-ph-of-yeast-cells-during-glucose-metabolism-using-ratiometric-fluorescent-nanosensors
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Mohamed M Elsutohy, Veeren M Chauhan, Robert Markus, Mohammed Aref Kyyaly, Saul J B Tendler, Jonathan W Aylott
Intracellular pH is a key parameter that influences many biochemical and metabolic pathways that can also be used as an indirect marker to monitor metabolic and intracellular processes. Herein, we utilise ratiometric fluorescent pH-sensitive nanosensors with an extended dynamic pH range to measure the intracellular pH of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) during glucose metabolism in real-time. Ratiometric fluorescent pH-sensitive nanosensors consisting of a polyacrylamide nanoparticle matrix covalently linked to two pH-sensitive fluorophores, Oregon green (OG) and 5(6)carboxyfluorescein (FAM), and a reference pH-insensitive fluorophore, 5(6)carboxytetramethylrhodamine (TAMRA), were synthesised...
April 24, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433992/the-aachen-minipig-phenotype-genotype-hematological-and-biochemical-characterization-and-comparison-to-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig
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Kerstin Pawlowsky, Lisa Ernst, Julia Steitz, Thaddäus Stopinski, Babette Kögel, Anna Henger, Reinhart Kluge, René Tolba
BACKGROUND: The pig is one of the most frequently used large animal models for biomedical research, especially in the field of translational research and surgical models. While standard livestock breeds are used in short-term and acute studies, minipig breeds are the preferred breeds in long-term and chronic studies due to their limited growth and body weight. OBJECTIVE: In consideration of the 3R principle (refinement, reduction, replacement) and the increasing demand, the aim of this study was to generate a new, robust, non-specific-pathogen-free minipig breed, the Aachen minipig...
April 22, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416897/total-bilirubin-in-athletes-determination-of-reference-range
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K Witek, J Ścisłowska, D Turowski, K Lerczak, S Lewandowska-Pachecka, A Pokrywka
The purpose of this study was to determine a typical reference range for the population of athletes. Results of blood tests of 339 athletes (82 women and 257 men, aged 18-37 years) were retrospectively analysed. The subjects were representatives of different sports disciplines. The measurements of total bilirubin (BIT), iron (Fe), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) were made using a Pentra 400 biochemical analyser (Horiba, France). Red blood cell count (RBC), reticulocyte count and haemoglobin concentration measurements were made using an Advia 120 haematology analyser (Siemens, Germany)...
March 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409122/a-post-publication-analysis-of-the-idealized-upper-reference-value-of-2-5%C3%A2-miu-l-for-tsh-time-to-support-the-thyroid-axis-with-magnesium-and-iron-especially-in-the-setting-of-reproduction-medicine
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Roy Moncayo, Helga Moncayo
Laboratory medicine approaches the evaluation of thyroid function mostly through the single determination of the blood level of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Some authors have suggested an upper reference value for TSH of 2.5 mIU/L. This suggestion has not been confirmed by recent clinical studies. These studies have delivered a clinically valid reference range going from 0.3 to 3.5 mIU/L. These values are valid for both for the general population as well as in the setting of fertility and pregnancy...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379896/spectrum-of-metastatic-and-nonmetastatic-skeletal-findings-with-dual-phase-18f-fech-pet-ct-in-patients-with-biochemical-relapse-of-prostate-cancer
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Athar Haroon, Rizwan Syed, Raymond Endozo, Rayjanah Allie, Alex Freeman, Mark Emberton, Jamshed Bomanji
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the spectrum of skeletal findings on dual-phase fluorine-18-fluoroethylcholine (F-FECH) PET/CT performed during the work-up of patients referred for suspected prostate cancer relapse. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred F-FECH PET/CT scans were evaluated prospectively. The low-dose CT features of all cases were categorized as isodense, sclerotic, lytic or mixed lytic/sclerotic and maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) values were calculated...
May 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378103/on-site-direct-detection-of-astaxanthin-from-salmon-fillet-using-raman-spectroscopy
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Jun-Ichi Hikima, Masahiro Ando, Hiro-O Hamaguchi, Masahiro Sakai, Masashi Maita, Kazunaga Yazawa, Haruko Takeyama, Takashi Aoki
A new technology employing Raman spectroscopy is attracting attention as a powerful biochemical technique for the detection of beneficial and functional food nutrients, such as carotenoids and unsaturated fatty acids. This technique allows for the dynamic characterization of food nutrient substances for the rapid determination of food quality. In this study, we attempt to detect and measure astaxanthin from salmon fillets using this technology. The Raman spectra showed specific bands corresponding to the astaxanthin present in salmon and the value of astaxanthin (Raman band, 1518 cm(-1)) relative to those of protein/lipid (Raman band, 1446 cm(-1)) in the spectra increased in a dose-dependent manner...
April 4, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376858/clinical-diagnostic-value-of-viable-schistosoma-japonicum-eggs-detected-in-host-tissues
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Kongzhen Gu, Yuesheng Li, Patrick Driguez, Qingren Zeng, Xinlin Yu, Hui Sun, Liting Cai, Yongkang He, Wenyang Wang, Donald P McManus
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis, one of the neglected tropical diseases, is endemic in more than 70 countries. However, the clinical diagnosis of patients with a low degree of infection is an unsolved technical problem. In areas endemic for schistosomiasis japonica, proctoscopy detection of eggs has been one method used for clinical diagnosis. However, it is often a challenge to find typical live eggs and it is difficult to distinguish live eggs from large numbers of partially degraded and/or completely degraded eggs within colon biopsy tissue...
April 4, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363080/hematology-and-plasma-chemistry-of-the-ploughshare-tortoise-astrochelys-yniphora-in-a-captive-breeding-program
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Javier López, Michael Waters, Andrew Routh, Tsanta F Rakotonanahary, Lance Woolaver, Ann Thomasson, Emma Holmes, Hanspeter W Steinmetz
Blood samples from 172 captive and 40 wild, healthy, juvenile and adult, ploughshare tortoises ( Astrochelys yniphora ) were analyzed to determine hematological and biochemical reference intervals. Hematological analytes included packed cell volume (PCV), white blood cell count (WBC), and WBC differential estimates. Biochemical analysis included total protein measured by photometry (TP) and by refractometry (TPr), albumin (ALB), creatine kinase (CK), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), glutamate dehydrogenase (GLDH), bile acids (BA), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), urea (UREA), and uric acid (UA)...
March 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342316/comparison-of-cytomegalovirus-cmv-specific-neutralization-capacity-of-hyperimmunoglobulin-hig-versus-standard-intravenous-immunoglobulin-ivig-preparations-impact-of-cmv-igg-normalization
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Matthias Stefan Schampera, Katrin Schweinzer, Harald Abele, Karl Oliver Kagan, Reinhild Klein, Ingo Rettig, Gerhard Jahn, Klaus Hamprecht
BACKGROUND: Based on a non-randomized study of Nigro et al. (2005) the intravenous administration of hyperimmunoglobulins (HIGs) is applied frequently to women with primary CMV-infection as "off-label use" in Germany. OBJECTIVES: In order to describe their CMV-specific neutralization-capacity in vitro, we analyzed the HIG preparations Cytotect(®), and Cytogam(®) as well as the standard intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) Octagam(®), Gamunex(®), Kiovig(®). STUDY DESIGN: We performed short-term cell-free CMV neutralization assays (CFNT) and long-term cell-adapted neutralization-plaque-reduction assays (PRANT)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331946/-technique-of-proton-and-phosphorous-mr-spectroscopy
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M Backens
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is an important non-invasive method that can reveal the concentration and spatial distribution of particular biochemically relevant tissue metabolites. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Proton MRS is routinely applicable in the clinical setting providing good quality results even with a moderate magnetic field strength of 1.5 T. Relative values of metabolite concentrations are mostly used for the assessment of metabolic disorders...
March 22, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331563/%C3%A2-evaluation-of-serum-hbv-viral-load-transaminases-and-histological-features-in-chronic-hbeag-negative-hepatitis-b-patients
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Abbas Esmaeelzadeh, Hassan Saadatnia, Bahram Memar, Elham Mokhtari Amirmajdi, Azita Ganji, Ladan Goshayeshi, Zahra Meshkat, Alireza Pasdar, Hassan Vosoughinia, Mohammadreza Farzanehfar, Shahrzad Tehranian, Kamran Ghaffarzadehgan, Farnood Rajabzadeh, Mitra Ahadi
AIM: To evaluate the association between biochemical, virologic and histologic features in patients with HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B (CHB). BACKGROUND: Hepatitis-B e-antigen (HBeAg)-negative is common in Iran, is progressive with poor prognosis. Therefore, it seems necessary to perform a comprehensive evaluation of different spectrum of laboratory measurements accompanying histological findings. METHODS: HBeAg- negative CHB patients referring to two university hospitals during two years were enrolled...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325824/persistence-of-myopathy-in-cushing-s-syndrome-evaluation-of-the-german-cushing-s-registry
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Christina Maria Berr, Mareike R Stieg, Timo Deutschbein, Marcus Quinkler, Ralf Schmidmaier, Andrea Osswald, Nicole Reisch, Katrin Ritzel, Christina Dimopoulou, Julia Fazel, Stefanie Hahner, Gunter K Stalla, Felix Beuschlein, Martin Reincke
BACKGROUND: Cushing's syndrome (CS) is characterized by an excessive secretion of glucocorticoids that results in a characteristic clinical phenotype. One feature of clinical hypercortisolism is breakdown of protein metabolism translating into clinical consequences including glucocorticoid induced myopathy. While surgery is effective in control of cortisol excess, the effect of biochemical remission on muscular function is yet unclear. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study we analyzed 47 patients with CS during the florid phase (ActiveCS)...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302053/a-fast-and-efficient-python-library-for-interfacing-with-the-biological-magnetic-resonance-data-bank
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Andrey Smelter, Morgan Astra, Hunter N B Moseley
BACKGROUND: The Biological Magnetic Resonance Data Bank (BMRB) is a public repository of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopic data of biological macromolecules. It is an important resource for many researchers using NMR to study structural, biophysical, and biochemical properties of biological macromolecules. It is primarily maintained and accessed in a flat file ASCII format known as NMR-STAR. While the format is human readable, the size of most BMRB entries makes computer readability and explicit representation a practical requirement for almost any rigorous systematic analysis...
March 17, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299435/genome-wide-identification-classification-and-functional-analysis-of-the-basic-helix-loop-helix-transcription-factors-in-the-cattle-bos-taurus
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Fengmei Li, Wuyi Liu
The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors (TFs) form a huge superfamily and play crucial roles in many essential developmental, genetic, and physiological-biochemical processes of eukaryotes. In total, 109 putative bHLH TFs were identified and categorized successfully in the genomic databases of cattle, Bos Taurus, after removing redundant sequences and merging genetic isoforms. Through phylogenetic analyses, 105 proteins among these bHLH TFs were classified into 44 families with 46, 25, 14, 3, 13, and 4 members in the high-order groups A, B, C, D, E, and F, respectively...
March 15, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289429/hematological-and-plasma-biochemical-parameters-in-a-wild-population-of-naja-naja-linnaeus-1758-in-sri-lanka
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Duminda S B Dissanayake, Lasanthika D Thewarage, Rathnayake M P Manel Rathnayake, Senanayake A M Kularatne, Jamburagoda G Shirani Ranasinghe, Rajapakse P V Jayantha Rajapakse
BACKGROUND: Hematological studies of any animal species comprise an important diagnostic method in veterinary medicine and an essential tool for the conservation of species. In Sri Lanka, this essential technique has been ignored in studies of many species including reptiles. The aim of the present work was to establish a reference range of hematological values and morphological characterization of wild spectacled cobras (Naja naja) in Sri Lanka in order to provide a diagnostic tool in the assessment of health condition in reptiles and to diagnose diseases in wild populations...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281516/-features-of-a-necrotic-and-inflammatory-process-in-different-forms-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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I V Kurbatova, O P Dudanova
AIM: To identify the features of development of a necrotic and inflammatory process in different forms of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), by comparatively analyzing a full set of clinical and laboratory parameters, including the cytokine status and the expression level of enzyme genes controlling the apoptosis of peripheral leukocytes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 86 patients with NAFLD, including 8 (9.3%) with hepatic steatosis (HS), 70 (81.4%) with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), 40, 19, and 11 with mild, moderate, and high disease activity, respectively, and 8 (9...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250659/antidiabetic-effects-of-aqueous-and-dichloromethane-methanol-stem-bark-extracts-of-pterocarpus-soyauxii-taub-papilionaceae-on-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Marie Claire Tchamadeu, Paul Désiré Djomeni Dzeufiet, Nelly Blaes, Jean-Pierre Girolami, Pierre Kamtchouing, Théophile Dimo
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim is to evaluate the hypoglycemic and antidiabetic effects of aqueous and CH2Cl2/CH3OH stem bark extracts of Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub in normal and diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic and normal adult Wistar rats were orally administered with aqueous and CH2Cl2/CH3OH plant extracts of P. soyauxii at various doses (38-300 mg/kg) in a single administration. In addition, STZ-induced diabetic rats received prolonged daily administration for 14 days...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249232/prevotella-intermedia-infection-causing-acute-and-complicated-aortitis-a-case-report
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C Boersma, L M Kampschreur, H Buter, B M Doorenbos, P Klinkert, G G Koning
INTRODUCTION: Aortitis is a general term that refers to all conditions involving an inflammation of the aortic wall. This case report describes the surgical approach of a patient with infectious and symptomatic aortitis caused by the rare vector Prevotella intermedia. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 44-year old male patient was admitted with fever and general discomfort after a period of sore throat in a non-teaching hospital. After two weeks he developed acute abdominal and back pain accompanied by sweating and elevated infection parameters...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247485/is-the-first-urinary-albumin-creatinine-ratio-acr-in-women-with-suspected-preeclampsia-a-prognostic-factor-for-maternal-and-neonatal-adverse-outcome-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Eleni G Elia, Amy O Robb, Karla Hemming, Malcolm J Price, Richard D Riley, Anna French-Constant, Fiona C Denison, Mark D Kilby, Rachel K Morris, Sarah J Stock
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic value of the first urinary albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) for adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes and how it relates to other prognostic factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study from December 2009 to February 2012 with analysis of demographic, clinical and biochemical data from two obstetric day assessment units in hospitals in Southeast Scotland. We included 717 pregnant women, with singleton pregnancies after 20 weeks' gestation, referred for evaluation of suspected preeclampsia and having their first ACR performed...
March 1, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220408/guanidinoacetate-methyltransferase-activity-in-lymphocytes-for-a-fast-diagnosis
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Lisette M Berends, Eduard A Struys, Birthe Roos, Ulbe Holwerda, Erwin E W Jansen, Gajja S Salomons, Mirjam M C Wamelink
INTRODUCTION: Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase (GAMT) deficiency is an inborn error of metabolism (IEM), clinically characterized by intellectual disability, developmental delay, seizures, and movement disorders. Biochemical diagnosis of GAMT deficiency is based on the measurement of creatine and guanidinoacetate in urine, plasma, or CSF and is confirmed genetically by DNA analysis or by enzyme assay in lymphoblasts or fibroblasts. To obtain enough cells, these cells need to be cultured for at least 1 month...
February 21, 2017: JIMD Reports
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