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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543989/brain-structural-alterations-in-obese-children-with-and-without-prader-willi-syndrome
#1
Mingze Xu, Yi Zhang, Karen M von Deneen, Huaiqiu Zhu, Jia-Hong Gao
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic imprinting disorder that is mainly characterized by hyperphagia and childhood obesity. Previous neuroimaging studies revealed that there is a significant difference in brain activation patterns between obese children with and without PWS. However, whether there are differences in the brain structure of obese children with and without PWS remains elusive. In the current study, we used T1-weighted and diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging to investigate alterations in the brain structure, such as the cortical volume and white matter integrity, in relation to this eating disorder in 12 children with PWS, 18 obese children without PWS (OB) and 18 healthy controls...
May 23, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543776/a-surface-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-as-chiral-stationary-phase-for-chiral-separation-of-1-1-binaphthalene-2-naphthol-racemates
#2
Hongxing Dong, Danxia Zhang, Hailong Lin, Yudan Wang, Lijia Liu, Meixia Zheng, Xiaobo Li, Chunhong Zhang, Junqing Li, Peng Zhang, Juhyok So
Acrylamide (AM) was copolymerized with ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) in the presence of (R)-1,1'-binaphthalene-2-naphthol (BINOL) as the template molecules on the surface of silica gel by a free radical polymerization to produce a chiral stationary phase based on the surface molecularly imprinted polymer (SMIP-CSP). The SMIP-CSP showed a much better separation factor (α = 4.28) than the CSP based on the molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP-CSP) without coating on the silica gel (α = 1.96) during the chiral separation of BINOL enantiomers by high-performance liquid chromatography...
May 25, 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543542/molecularly-imprinted-solid-phase-extraction-coupled-with-lc-apci-ms-ms-for-the-selective-determination-of-serum-cholesterol
#3
Marcella Matos Cordeiro Borges, Hanna Leijoto de Oliveira, Keyller Bastos Borges
The assessment of selective molecularly imprinted solid-phase extraction (MISPE) for clean-up and extraction of cholesterol (CHO) from bovine and human serum samples was evaluated. Two molecular imprinted polymers (MIP) based on organic and inorganic/organic (hybrid) materials were obtained and compared regarding recovery and selectivity toward CHO. Optimum chromatographic separation between the CHO and its isobaric compound lathosterol (LATHO) has been achieved within 15 min using an Agilent Poroshell 120 EC-C18 column (120 mm × 3...
May 24, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542882/butyrate-and-retinoic-acid-synergistically-imprint-mucosal-like-dendritic-cell-development-from-bone-marrow-cells
#4
Yetao Qiang, Jie Xu, Cheng Yan, Huimin Jin, Tengfei Xiao, Nannan Yan, Liping Zhou, Huazhang An, Xiaoming Zhou, Qixiang Shao, Sheng Xia
Accumulating data show that the phenotypes and functions of distinctive mucosal dendritic cells (DCs) in the gut are regulated by retinoic acid (RA). Unfortunately, the exact role of butyrate in RA mediated mucosal DC differentiation has not been thoroughly elucidated to date. Mucosal like dendritic cell differentiation was completed in vitro by culturing bone marrow cells with growth factors (GM-CSF/IL-4), RA and/or butyrate. The phenotypes, cytokine secretion, immune functions and levels of retinal dehydrogenase of different DCs were detected using qPCR, ELISA and flow cytometry, respectively...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541575/xenobiotic-car-activators-induce-dlk1-dio3-locus-non-coding-rna-expression-in-mouse-liver
#5
Lucie Pouché, Antonio Vitobello, Michael Römer, Milica Glogovac, A Kenneth MacLeod, Heidrun Ellinger-Ziegelbauer, Magdalena Westphal, Valérie Dubost, Daniel Philipp Stiehl, Bérengère Dumotier, Alexander Fekete, Pierre Moulin, Andreas Zell, Michael Schwarz, Rita Moreno, Jeffrey T J Huang, Cliff R Elcombe, Colin J Henderson, C Roland Wolf, Jonathan G Moggs, Rémi Terranova
Derisking xenobiotic-induced non-genotoxic carcinogenesis (NGC) represents a significant challenge during the safety assessment of chemicals and therapeutic drugs. The identification of robust mechanism-based NGC biomarkers has the potential to enhance cancer hazard identification. We previously demonstrated Constitutive Androstane Receptor (CAR) and WNT signaling-dependent up-regulation of the pluripotency associated Dlk1-Dio3 imprinted gene cluster non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) in the liver of mice treated with tumor-promoting doses of phenobarbital (PB)...
May 25, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540299/surface-treatment-on-physical-properties-and-biocompatibility-of-orthodontic-power-chains
#6
H C Cheng, M S Chen, B Y Peng, W T Lin, Y K Shen, Y H Wang
The conventional orthodontic power chain, often composed of polymer materials, has drawbacks such as a reduction of elasticity owing to water absorption as well as surface discoloration and staining resulting from food or beverages consumed by the patient. The goal of this study was to develop a surface treatment (nanoimprinting) for orthodontic power chains and to alleviate their shortcomings. A concave template (anodic alumina) was manufactured by anodization process using pure aluminum substrate by employing the nanoimprinting process...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539200/-two-dimensional-molecularly-imprinted-solid-phase-extraction-coupled-with-crystallization-and-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-for-fast-semi-preparative-purification-of-tannins-from-pomegranate-husk-extract
#7
Guangying Sun, Yanfang Liu, Hasanjan Ahat, Aijin Shen, Xinmiao Liang, Xingya Xue, Yuqin Luo, Jian Yang, Zhao-Sheng Liu, Haji Akber Aisa
In this study, "two dimensional" molecularly imprinted solid-phase extraction (2D-MIP-SPE) of semi-preparative grade was constructed to fast purify ellagitannins in pomegranate husk extract with the help of crystallization and reverse-phase liquid chromatgoraphy (RPLC). Ellagic acid and punicalagin imprinted polymers were synthesized in batch mode and two semi-preparative MIP-SPE columns were individually packed. After investigaing "functional complementation", 2D-MIP-SPE was constructed using ellagic acid MIP and punicalagin MIP-SPE as the first and second dimension, respectively...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538194/synthesis-and-characterization-of-a-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-for-the-isolation-of-the-16-us-epa-priority-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-solution
#8
Somandla Ncube, Phumlile Kunene, Nikita T Tavengwa, Hlanganani Tutu, Heidi Richards, Ewa Cukrowska, Luke Chimuka
A smart sorbent consisting of benzo[k]fluoranthene-imprinted and indeno[1 2 3-cd]pyrene-imprinted polymers mixed at 1:1 (w/w) was successfully screened from several cavity-tuning experiments and used in the isolation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from spiked solution. The polymer mixture showed high cross selectivity and affinity towards all the 16 US-EPA priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The average extraction efficiency from a cyclohexane solution was 65 ± 13.3% (n = 16, SD). Batch adsorption and kinetic studies confirmed that the binding of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons onto the polymer particles resulted in formation of a monolayer and that the binding process was the rate limiting step...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537295/imprinted-micelles-for-chiral-recognition-in-water-shape-depth-and-number-of-recognition-sites
#9
Joseph K Awino, Yan Zhao
Chiral molecular recognition is important to biology, separation, and asymmetric catalysis. Because there is no direct correlation between the chiralities of the host and the guest, it is difficult to design a molecular receptor for a chiral guest in a rational manner. By cross-linking surfactant micelles containing chiral template molecules, we obtained chiral nanoparticle receptors for a number of 4-hydroxyproline derivatives. Molecular imprinting allowed us to transfer the chiral information directly from the guest to host, making the molecular recognition between the two highly predictable...
May 24, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536874/-genetic-findings-in-autism-spectrum-disorders
#10
REVIEW
C M Freitag
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are pervasive developmental disorders comprising problems in social interaction, communication, and stereotyped behavior and interests. They show a prevalence of around 0.8% in children, adolescents, and adults, and a skewed sex distribution (about 4:1 = male:female). ASD are predominantly genetically determined disorders. Heritability estimates from twin studies range between 64 and 91%. Recurrence risk in siblings is 20-fold elevated. De novo and inherited monogenetic disorders, mutations, sex chromosomal abnormalities, cytogenetic and imprinting disorders as well as common variants are associated with ASD...
May 23, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535884/development-of-surface-imprinted-nanospheres-using-the-inverse-suspension-polymerization-method-for-electrochemical-ultra-sensing-of-dacarbazine
#11
Bhim Bali Prasad, Purnendu Kumar Pathak
A new ultra sensing molecularly imprinted polymer beads modified pencil graphite electrode was fabricated, with the help of the inverse suspension polymerization technique, for ascertaining the adequate supplementation of dacarbazine in the cancer treatment. The inverse suspension polymerization technique was beneficial in obtaining surface imprinted polymer-based electrocatalytic nanospheres with narrow size distribution. These nanospheres were found to be superior to the corresponding microspheres and planar films, in terms of electrode kinetics and sensitivity, with the differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetric transduction...
June 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535878/newest-applications-of-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-for-extraction-of-contaminants-from-environmental-and-food-matrices-a-review
#12
REVIEW
Andrea Speltini, Andrea Scalabrini, Federica Maraschi, Michela Sturini, Antonella Profumo
This paper presents an overview of the recent applications of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) to sample preparation. The review is thought to cover analytical procedures for extraction of contaminants (mainly illegal/noxious organic compounds) from food and environmental matrices, with a particular focus on the various pre-concentration/cleanup techniques, that is offline and online solid-phase extraction (SPE), dispersive SPE (d-SPE), magnetic SPE (MSPE), solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and stir-bar sorptive extraction (SBSE), applied before instrumental quantification...
June 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535504/long-non-coding-rna-kcnq1ot1-promotes-cataractogenesis-via-mir-214-and-activation-of-the-caspase-1-pathway
#13
Xin Jin, Hao Jin, Yan Shi, Yiyuan Guo, Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: KCNQ1OT1 regulates the expression of tissue-specific imprinted genes within the Kcnq1 domain. Imprinted genes are positive regulators of apoptosis, one of the forms of cell death related to cataract formation, and thus may provide novel therapeutic targets for cataract treatment. Here, we studied the role of non-coding RNAs(ncRNA) in cataract formation. METHODS: Human lens epithelium cells (HLECs) were treated with H2O2, and the expression of KCNQ1OT1 and miR-214 was detected by qRT-PCR...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535412/selective-separation-and-determination-of-glucocorticoids-in-cosmetics-using-dual-template-magnetic-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-and-hplc
#14
Min Liu, Xiaoyan Li, Junjie Li, Zongyuan Wu, Fang Wang, Li Liu, Xuecai Tan, Fuhou Lei
Molecularly imprinting polymers (MIPs) are typically prepared using a single template molecule, which allows selective separation and enrichment of only one target analyte. It is not suitable for determination of complex real samples containing multiple analytes. In order to expand the practical application of imprinted polymers, novel dual-template magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers (MMIPs) were synthesized by surface polymerization using hydrocortisone and dexamethasone as the dual-template molecules in this study...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535307/intergenerational-impact-of-paternal-lifetime-exposures-to-both-folic-acid-deficiency-and-supplementation-on-reproductive-outcomes-and-imprinted-gene-methylation
#15
Lundi Ly, Donovan Chan, Mahmoud Aarabi, Mylène Landry, Nathalie A Behan, Amanda J MacFarlane, Jacquetta Trasler
STUDY QUESTION: Do paternal exposures to folic acid deficient (FD), and/or folic acid supplemented (FS) diets, throughout germ cell development adversely affect male germ cells and consequently offspring health outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Male mice exposed over their lifetimes to both FD and FS diets showed decreased sperm counts and altered imprinted gene methylation with evidence of transmission of adverse effects to the offspring, including increased postnatal-preweaning mortality and variability in imprinted gene methylation...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534511/stromal-derived-igf2-promotes-colon-cancer-progression-via-paracrine-and-autocrine-mechanisms
#16
C Unger, N Kramer, D Unterleuthner, M Scherzer, A Burian, A Rudisch, M Stadler, M Schlederer, D Lenhardt, A Riedl, S Walter, A Wernitznig, L Kenner, M Hengstschläger, J Schüler, W Sommergruber, H Dolznig
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF)2/IGF1 receptor (IGF1R) signaling axis has an important role in intestinal carcinogenesis and overexpression of IGF2 is an accepted risk factor for colorectal cancer (CRC) development. Genetic amplifications and loss of imprinting contribute to the upregulation of IGF2, but insufficiently explain the extent of IGF2 expression in a subset of patients. Here, we show that IGF2 was specifically induced in the tumor stroma of CRC and identified cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) as the major source...
May 22, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534046/genetic-analysis-of-age-at-onset-variation-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-2
#17
K P Figueroa, Hilary Coon, Nieves Santos, Luis Velazquez, Luis Almaguer Mederos, Stefan-M Pulst
OBJECTIVE: To examine heritability of the residual variability of spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) age at onset (AO) after controlling for CAG repeat length. METHODS: From 1955 to 2001, dates of birth, CAG repeat lengths, AO, sex, familial inheritances, and clinical manifestations were collected for a large Cuban SCA2 cohort of 382 affected individuals, including 129 parent-child pairs and 69 sibships. Analyses were performed with log-transformed AO in the GENMOD procedure to predict AO using repeat length, taking into account family structure...
June 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533070/maternal-and-paternal-periconceptional-nutrition-as-an-indicator-of-offspring-metabolic-syndrome-risk-in-later-life-through-epigenetic-imprinting-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Ashley R Dunford, Janice M Sangster
AIMS: This review examined whether maternal and paternal periconceptional nutrition effects an offspring's likelihood of developing chronic metabolic related conditions due to epigenetic imprinting. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in multiple science databases and limited to studies published after 2012, in English language and peer reviewed. The data from selected articles were extracted and a qualitative approach was employed due to heterogeneity of results...
May 10, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532100/the-controlled-drug-release-by-ph-sensitive-molecularly-imprinted-nanospheres-for-enhanced-antibacterial-activity
#19
Congyang Mao, Xianzhou Xie, Xiangmei Liu, Zhenduo Cui, Xianjin Yang, K W K Yeung, Haobo Pan, Paul K Chu, Shuilin Wu
In this study, we prepared pH-sensitive hybrid nanospheres through the implementation of a facile molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) technique combined with a UV-initiated precipitation polymerization method using vancomycin (VA) for the templates. During the course of this investigation, both 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) and 2-(diethylamino) ethyl methacrylate (DEAEMA) were utilized as the functional monomers, while ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) was used as a cross-linker. The obtained MIP nanospheres exhibited well-controlled particle size, with a drug loading capacity of about 17%, much higher than that of the non-imprinted polymer (NIP) nanospheres (5%)...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532033/synthesis-of-nano-sized-timolol-imprinted-polymer-via-ultrasonication-assisted-suspension-polymerization-in-silicon-oil-and-its-use-for-the-fabrication-of-timolol-voltammetric-sensor
#20
Taher Alizadeh, Mohammad Reza Ganjali, Faride Rafiei, Maedeh Akhoundian
A novel timolol voltammetric sensor based on the nano-sized molecularly imprinted polymer (nano-MIP)-modified carbon paste electrode was introduced. Timolol-imprinted polymers (MIP) were synthesized by the ultrasonic assisted suspension polymerization in silicon oil. The MIP nanoparticles were then embedded in a carbon paste (CP) electrode in order to prepare the nano-MIP-CP electrode. Timolol was extracted in the electrode for a definite time and then it was analyzed by square wave voltammetry, found to be an effective determination method...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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