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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219249/enhanced-photoelectrochemical-method-for-sensitive-detection-of-protein-kinase-a-activity-using-tio2-g-c3n4-pamam-dendrimer-and-alkaline-phosphatase
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Xue Li, Lusheng Zhu, Yunlei Zhou, Huanshun Yin, Shiyun Ai
A novel photoelectrochemical (PEC) assay is developed for sensitive detection of protein kinase A (PKA) activity based on PKA-catalyzed phosphorylation reaction in solution and signal amplification strategy triggered by PAMAM dendrimer and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). In this strategy, it is noteworthy at this point that PKA phosphorylation was achieved in solution instead of on the surface of the electrode, which has advantages of the good contact in reactants and simple experimental procedure. For immobilizing the phosphorylated peptide (P-peptide) on electrode surface, graphite-like carbon nitride (g-C3N4) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) complex is synthesized and characterized, which plays a significant role for TiO2 conjugating phosphate groups and g-C3N4 providing PEC signal...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219134/-role-of-nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-cells-cytoplasmic-1-on-vascular-calcification-in-rats-with-chronic-renal-failure
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J X Zhang, J S Xu, Y Y Han, Y L Bai, L W Cui, H R Zhang, S L Zhang
Objective: To explore the role of nuclear factor of activated T-cells cytoplasmic 1 (NFATc1) on vascular calcification in chronic renal failure rats. Methods: Nineteen male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into three groups: sham-operated group (n=6), 5/6 Nephrectomy (Nx) group (n=6), 5/6 Nx+ calcitriol group (n=7). Vascular calcification was determined by von Kossa staining and orthocresolphthalein complexone (OCPC) method. Protein expressions of NFATc1 and runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) in aortas were measured by immunohistochemistry...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217215/the-bone-regeneration-using-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-with-moderate-concentration-platelet-rich-plasma-in-femoral-segmental-defect-of-rats
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Junichi Yamakawa, Junichi Hashimoto, Mitsuo Takano, Michiaki Takagi
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can provide an assortment of growth factors, but how PRP effects bone regeneration is still unknown. The aim of the study was to explore an optimal method of using PRP and bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs). METHODS: An in vitro experiment was first conducted to determine an appropriate quantity of PRP. BMSCs were cultured with PRP of different concentrations to assess cell proliferation and osteogenic differentiation. Following the in vitro study, a rat femoral segmental defect model was used...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216902/feeble-antipyretic-analgesic-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-were-found-with-regular-dose-4-o-%C3%AE-d-glucosyl-5-o-methylvisamminol-one-of-the-conventional-marker-compounds-for-quality-evaluation-of-radix-saposhnikoviae
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Jing-Ming Yang, Hua Jiang, Hong-Liang Dai, Zi-Wei Wang, Gui-Zhi Jia, Xiang-Cai Meng
INTRODUCTION: 4'-O-β-D-glucosyl-5-O-methylvisamminol (GML) is a conventional marker compound for quality control of Radix Saposhnikoviae. Despite that, neither pharmacodynamic or pharmacokinetic information is available with regard to GML. As such, the aim of thisstudy was to assess the conventional evaluation indices for the quality of Radix Saposhnikoviae. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pyretic animal model, hot plate test, and ear edema model were established to evaluate and compare the antipyretic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory effect of the chromone derivativescimifugin, prime-O-glucosylcimifugin (PGCN), and GML in Radix Saposhnikoviae...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216889/osteoblasts-proliferation-and-differentiation-stimulating-activities-of-the-main-components-of-epimedii-folium
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Mingming Liu, Haiyan Xu, Yong Ma, Jian Cheng, Zhen Hua, Guicheng Huang
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a disease of bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture. Epimedii Folium is commonly used for treating bone fractures and joint diseases for thousands of years in China. METHODS: This study was aimed to screen active components, which might have the potency to stimulate osteoblasts proliferation and differentiation in Epimedii Folium. An HPLC method was established to analyze the main components in Epimedii Folium. The MTT and ALP methods were utilized for the assay of osteoblasts proliferation and differentiation activity...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216602/selenium-and-tellurium-based-antioxidants-for-modulating-inflammation-and-effects-on-osteoblastic-activity
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Xi Lu, Gemma Mestres, Vijay Pal Singh, Pedram Effati, Jia-Fei Poon, Lars Engman, Marjam Karlsson Ott
Increased oxidative stress plays a significant role in the etiology of bone diseases. Heightened levels of H2O2 disrupt bone homeostasis, leading to greater bone resorption than bone formation. Organochalcogen compounds could act as free radical trapping agents or glutathione peroxidase mimetics, reducing oxidative stress in inflammatory diseases. In this report, we synthesized and screened a library of organoselenium and organotellurium compounds for hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity, using macrophagic cell lines RAW264...
February 14, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215973/stabilization-of-different-starting-materials-through-vermicomposting-in-a-continuous-feeding-system-changes-in-chemical-and-biological-parameters
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Mercedes García-Sánchez, Hana Taušnerová, Aleš Hanč, Pavel Tlustoš
In this study the feasibility of Eisenia andrei to digest great amount of wastes including horse manure (HM), apple pomace (AP), grape pomace (GP), and digestate (DG) was monitored through a continuous-feeding system. New layers of fresh material were gradually added to form an aged-profile of layers in order to understand the interaction between earthworms and microorganisms during vermicomposting. Thus, changes in chemical and biological parameters were evaluated for 240days. The earthworm population reached maximum values in 120 d-old-layer, which was related to an increase in overall microbial biomass, assayed as dehydrogenase activity, in all of the processed materials...
February 16, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215410/predicting-the-risk-of-osteopenia-for-women-aged-40-55-years
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Jen-Hau Chen, Yen-Ching Chen, Min-Kuang Tsai, Jeng-Min Chiou, Wen-Chung Lee, Chwen-Keng Tsao, Keh-Sung Tsai, Wei-Chu Chie
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Osteoporosis has been linked to an increased fracture risk and subsequent mortality in the later life. Previous prediction models have focused on osteoporosis in postmenopausal women; however, a prediction tool for osteopenia is needed. Our objective was to establish a prediction model for osteopenia risk in women aged 40-55 years. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. A total of 1350 Taiwanese women aged 40-55 years were recruited from a health checkup center from 2009 to 2010...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214864/a-comparative-study-of-intravenous-injection-form-and-oral-jelly-form-of-alendronate-sodium-hydrate-for-bone-mineral-disorder-after-gastrectomy
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Chikara Kunisaki, Yusaku Tanaka, Takashi Kosaka, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Sho Sato, Hideaki Suematsu, Norio Yukawa, Kei Sato, Yusuke Izumisawa, Hirotoshi Akiyama, Masataka Taguri, Takeharu Yamanaka, Itaru Endo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Osteoporosis is found to have high prevalence after gastrectomy and therefore, it is important to prevent this condition by means of effective medication, such as alendronate sodium hydrate. METHODS: A total number of 48 gastric cancer patients diagnosed with osteoporosis after R0 gastrectomy was registered in this study between December 2013 and August 2014. Twenty-three patients received intravenous (i.v.) alendronate sodium hydrate and 25 patients received the drug in an oral jelly form...
February 18, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212004/fluorescence-regulation-of-poly-thymine-templated-copper-nanoparticles-via-an-enzyme-triggered-reaction-towards-sensitive-and-selective-detection-of-alkaline-phosphatase
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Junyao Li, Ling Si, Jianchun Bao, Zhaoyin Wang, Zhihui Dai
The activity of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is a crucial index of blood routine examinations, since the concentration of ALP is highly associated with various human diseases. To address the demands of clinical tests, efforts should be made to develop more approaches that can sense ALP in real samples. Recently, we find that fluorescence of poly(30T)-templated copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) can be directly and effectively quenched by pyrophosphate ion (PPi), provid-ing new perspective in designing sensitive biosensors based on DNA-templated CuNPs...
February 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211911/three-dimensional-printing-of-calcium-sulfate-and-mesoporous-bioactive-glass-scaffolds-for-improving-bone-regeneration-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Xin Qi, Peng Pei, Min Zhu, Xiaoyu Du, Chen Xin, Shichang Zhao, Xiaolin Li, Yufang Zhu
In the clinic, bone defects resulting from infections, trauma, surgical resection and genetic malformations remain a significant challenge. In the field of bone tissue engineering, three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds are promising for the treatment of bone defects. In this study, calcium sulfate hydrate (CSH)/mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG) scaffolds were successfully fabricated using a 3D printing technique, which had a regular and uniform square macroporous structure, high porosity and excellent apatite mineralization ability...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208287/highly-uniform-gold-nanobipyramids-for-ultrasensitive-colorimetric-detection-of-influenza-virus
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Shaohua Xu, Wenjun Ouyang, Peisi Xie, Yi Lin, Bin Qiu, Zhenyu Lin, Guonan Chen, Longhua Guo
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been frequently utilized for the construction of diverse colorimetric biosensors. Normally, AuNPs with sharp edges could have better sensitivity. However, the poor monodipersity of AuNPs with sharp edges seriously confines their utility for colorimetric biosensing. Herein, we demonstrate the utility of highly uniform gold nanobipyramids (Au NBPs) for ultrasensitive colorimetric detection of H5N1 virus. The proposed method is based on the fact that alkaline phosphatase (ALP) could catalyze the decomposition of 4-aminophenyl phosphate (4-APP) to generate 4-aminophenol (4-AP), which would then reduce silver nitrate to metal silver and then deposited on Au NBPs...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208259/ultrasensitive-electrochemical-detection-of-mirna-21-using-a-zinc-finger-protein-specific-to-dna-rna-hybrids
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Chiew San Fang, Kwang-Sun Kim, Byeongjun Yu, Sangyong Jon, Moon-Soo Kim, Haesik Yang
Both high sensitivity and high specificity are crucial for detection of miRNAs that have emerged as important clinical biomarkers. Just Another Zinc finger proteins (JAZ, ZNF346) bind preferably (but nonsequence-specifically) to DNA-RNA hybrids over single-stranded RNAs, single-stranded DNAs, and double-stranded DNAs. We present an ultrasensitive and highly specific electrochemical method for miRNA-21 detection based on the selective binding of JAZ to the DNA-RNA hybrid formed between a DNA capture probe and a target miRNA-21...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205268/the-effect-of-delta-like-1-homologue-on-the-proliferation-and-odontoblastic-differentiation-in-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells
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Shengcai Qi, Yanhong Yan, Yue Wen, Jialiang Li, Jing Wang, Fubo Chen, Xiaoshan Tang, Guangwei Shang, Yuanzhi Xu, Raorao Wang
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to investigate the functions of delta-like homologue 1 (DLK1) in the proliferation and differentiation of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs). METHODS: Immunohistochemical analysis was used to determine the expression of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP), DLK1, NOTCH1 and p-ERK1/2 in the mouse first maxillary molar. Recombinant lentivirus was constructed to overexpress DLK1 stably in hDPSCs. The cell viability and proliferation of hDPSCs were examined by CCK8 and EdU incorporation assay respectively...
February 15, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205060/validation-of-the-jcog-prognostic-index-in-advanced-gastric-cancer-using-individual-patient-data-from-the-spirits-and-g-sox-trials
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Daisuke Takahari, Junki Mizusawa, Wasaburo Koizumi, Ichinosuke Hyodo, Narikazu Boku
BACKGROUND: In a phase III study for advanced gastric cancer (AGC), the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG) 9912 trial, we previously identified the following four prognostic factors-performance status ≥1, number of metastatic sites ≥2, no prior gastrectomy, and abnormal serum alkaline phosphatase levels-and proposed a prognostic index (good risk with 0 or 1 factor, moderate risk with 2 or 3 factors, and poor risk with all 4 factors). To assess the generalizability of this index, we attempted an external validation study using an independent data set...
February 16, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204954/biopsy-vs-peripheral-computed-tomography-to-assess-bone-disease-in-ckd-patients-on-dialysis-differences-and-similarities
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I D B Marques, M J C L N Araújo, F G Graciolli, L M Dos Reis, R M Pereira, M R Custódio, V Jorgetti, R M Elias, E David-Neto, R M A Moysés
: Results from bone biopsy and high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) were compared in 31 CKD patients. There was an agreement mainly for cortical compartment that may represent a perspective on the fracture risk assessment. HR-pQCT also provided some clues on the turnover status, which warrants further studies. INTRODUCTION: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are at high risk of bone disease. Although bone biopsy is considered the best method to evaluate bone disease, it is expensive and not always available...
February 16, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193587/the-effects-of-rice-straw-biochar-on-indigenous-microbial-community-and-enzymes-activity-in-heavy-metal-contaminated-sediment
#17
Danlian Huang, Linshan Liu, Guangming Zeng, Piao Xu, Chao Huang, Linjing Deng, Rongzhong Wang, Jia Wan
Owning to the potential in carbon sequestration and other environmental benefits, biochar has been widely used for in-situ environmental remediation. Understanding the biological effects of biochar is essential. The goal of this study was to explore the response of indigenous microbes under the stress of different concentrations of biochar. The results showed that biochar could significantly change physicochemical properties, enzymes activity and microbial community composition depending on biochar concentration and incubation time...
January 30, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192743/behavior-of-leucine-rich-repeat-containing-g-protein-coupled-receptor-5-expressing-cells-in-the-reprogramming-process
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Yuko Arioka, Hiroyasu Ito, Akihiro Hirata, Katsunori Semi, Yasuhiro Yamada, Mitsuru Seishima
It remains unclear what cells are proper for the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein coupled receptor 5 (Lgr5) is well known as a tissue stem cell and progenitor marker, both of which are reported to be sensitive to reprogramming. In the present study, we examined the reprogramming behavior of Lgr5-expressing cells (Lgr5+ cells). First, we compared reprogramming behavior using mouse Lgr5+ and Lgr5 negative (Lgr5-) hair follicles (HFs). The number of alkaline phosphatase staining-positive cells was lesser in a well of Lgr5+ HFs than in Lgr5- HFs; however, the ratio of Nanog+ SSEA1+ cells in the cell mixture derived from Lgr5+ HFs was much higher than that from Lgr5- HFs...
February 4, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192180/deletion-of-cd73-in-mice-leads-to-aortic-valve-dysfunction
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P Zukowska, B Kutryb-Zajac, A Jasztal, M Toczek, M Zabielska, T Borkowski, Z Khalpey, R T Smolenski, E M Slominska
Aortic stenosis is known to involve inflammation and thrombosis. Changes in activity of extracellular enzyme - ecto-5'-nucleotidase (referred also as CD73) can alter inflammatory and thrombotic responses. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of CD73 deletion in mice on development of aortic valve dysfunction and to compare it to the effect of high-fat diet. Four groups of mice (normal-diet Wild Type (WT), high-fat diet WT, normal diet CD73-/-, high-fat diet CD73-/-) were maintained for 15weeks followed by echocardiographic analysis of aortic valve function, measurement of aortic surface activities of nucleotide catabolism enzymes as well as alkaline phosphatase activity, mineral composition and histology of aortic valve leaflets...
February 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190493/utility-of-urinary-alkaline-phosphatase-and-%C3%AE-glutamyl-transpeptidase-in-diagnosing-acute-kidney-injury-in-dogs
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Ran Nivy, Yochai Avital, Itamar Aroch, Gilad Segev
The diagnostic utility of urinary alkaline phosphatase (uALP) and γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (uGGT) activities in naturally occurring acute kidney injury (AKI) was investigated in a heterogeneous group of dogs. The study included client-owned dogs with AKI (n = 32), chronic kidney disease (CKD, n = 13), lower urinary tract infection (LUTI, n = 15) and healthy controls (n = 24). uGGT and uALP activities were normalised to urinary creatinine (uCr) concentrations (uGGT/uCr and uALP/uCr, respectively)...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
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