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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334805/hair-testing-for-drugs-of-abuse-and-new-psychoactive-substances-in-a-high-risk-population
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Alberto Salomone, Joseph J Palamar, Enrico Gerace, Daniele Di Corcia, Marco Vincenti
Hundreds of new psychoactive substances (NPS) have emerged in the drug market over the last decade. Few drug surveys in the USA, however, ask about use of NPS, so prevalence and correlates of use are largely unknown. A large portion of NPS use is unintentional or unknown as NPS are common adulterants in drugs like ecstasy/Molly, and most NPS are rapidly eliminated from the body, limiting efficacy of urine, blood and saliva testing. We utilized a novel method of examining prevalence of NPS use in a high-risk population utilizing hair-testing...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324860/direct-detection-of-two-different-tumor-derived-extracellular-vesicles-by-sam-aunis-lspr-biosensor
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Abhimanyu Thakur, Guangyu Qiu, Siu-Pang Ng, Jintao Guan, Jianbo Yue, Youngjin Lee, Chi-Man Lawrence Wu
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are abundant in various biological fluids including blood, saliva, urine, as well as extracellular milieu. Accumulating evidence has indicated that EVs, which contain functional proteins and small RNAs, facilitate intercellular communication between neighbouring cells, and are critical to maintain various physiological processes. In contrast, EV-derived toxic signals can spread out over the tissues adjacent to the injured area in certain diseases, including brain tumors and neurodegenerative disorders...
March 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322885/fluoride-concentration-in-saliva-and-biofilm-fluid-following-the-application-of-three-fluoride-varnishes
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L Al Dehailan, F Lippert, C González-Cabezas, G J Eckert, E A Martinez-Mier
OBJECTIVE: Most of the commercially available fluoride varnishes (FV) have not been evaluated for their cariostatic properties. Consequently, the aim of this in vivo study was to investigate intra-oral fluoride retention and clearance patterns from three different FV. METHODS: Eighteen subjects (7-11 years) participated in a laboratory analyst-blinded, randomized, crossover study comparing the ability of 5% sodium fluoride varnishes (CavityShield-CS, Enamel Pro-EP, Vanish-V) to enhance fluoride concentrations in biofilm fluid, centrifuged and whole saliva over a period of 48h after a single FV application...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318170/-application-of-saliva-in-disease-diagnosis
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Cheng Xingqun, Zhou Xuedong, Xu Xin
Saliva is secreted by salivary glands and performs a variety of functions, including mouth cleaning and protection, antibacterial activity, and digestion. With the rapid progress in salivaomics, saliva became recognized as a potential pool of biological markers. Being a non-invasive and safe source, saliva is a potential substitute for blood in diagnosis and prognosis of diseases. This review summarizes the latest advancement in saliva-related studies and presents the potential value of saliva in early diagnosis of oral diseases, such as dental caries, periodontal disease, cancer, diabetes, and other systemic disorders...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314705/adolescents-daily-worry-morning-cortisol-and-health-symptoms
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Reout Arbel, Lauren Spies Shapiro, Adela C Timmons, Ilana Kellerman Moss, Gayla Margolin
PURPOSE: To assess short-term effects of daily worries on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and later implications for adolescents' health symptoms. We hypothesized that heightened worry would be associated with stronger next-morning cortisol awakening response (CAR) to prepare the body for the demands of the upcoming day. Guided by biological adaptation to stress theories, we also hypothesized that dysregulated CAR would heighten associations between worries and later health symptoms, while also testing direct associations between worries and dysregulated CAR and health...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302967/fluorescence-determination-of-glutathione-using-tissue-paper-derived-carbon-dots-as-fluorophores
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Unni Sivasankaran, Sirijagan Jesny, Ammu Rosin Jose, Krishnapillai Girish Kumar
Glutathione is an important antioxidant found in body fluids and tissues, which inhibit damage to essential cellular constituents caused by reactive oxygen species. The analysis of glutathione levels in biological systems is important in early clinical diagnosis. A novel, cost-effective synthetic strategy has been developed for the fluorescent probe ethylenediamine passivated carbon dots. Tissue paper was chosen as the carbon source for this "green one pot" synthesis. Glutathione could induce quenching of the fluorescence intensity of ethylenediamine passivated carbon dots through surface interactions, resulting from their aggregation...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283209/predicting-novel-salivary-biomarkers-for-the-detection-of-pancreatic-cancer-using-biological-feature-based-classification
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Huan-Jun Liu, Yuan-Ying Guo, Du-Jun Li
AIM: The use of saliva as a diagnostic fluid enables non-invasive sampling and thus is a prospective sample for disease tests. This study fully utilized the information from the salivary transcriptome to characterize pancreatic cancer related genes and predict novel salivary biomarkers. METHODS: We calculated the enrichment scores of gene ontology (GO) and pathways annotated in Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes database (KEGG) for pancreatic cancer-related genes...
September 22, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275554/metabolic-profiling-of-body-fluids-and-multivariate-data-analysis
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Jean-Pierre Trezzi, Christian Jäger, Sara Galozzi, Katalin Barkovits, Katrin Marcus, Brit Mollenhauer, Karsten Hiller
Metabolome analyses of body fluids are challenging due pre-analytical variations, such as pre-processing delay and temperature, and constant dynamical changes of biochemical processes within the samples. Therefore, proper sample handling starting from the time of collection up to the analysis is crucial to obtain high quality samples and reproducible results. A metabolomics analysis is divided into 4 main steps: 1) Sample collection, 2) Metabolite extraction, 3) Data acquisition and 4) Data analysis. Here, we describe a protocol for gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS) based metabolic analysis for biological matrices, especially body fluids...
2017: MethodsX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266735/testosterone-in-human-studies-modest-associations-between-plasma-and-salivary-measurements
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A E de Wit, F J Bosker, E J Giltay, C S de Kloet, K Roelofs, J van Pelt, B W J H Penninx, R A Schoevers
Testosterone is involved in many processes like aggression and mood disorders. As it may easily diffuse from blood into saliva, salivary testosterone is thought to reflect plasma free testosterone level. If so, it would provide a welcome noninvasive and less stressful alternative to blood sampling. Past research did not reveal consensus regarding the strength of the association, but sample sizes were small. This study aimed to analyse the association in a large cohort. In total, 2,048 participants (age range 18-65 years; 696 males and 1,352 females) were included and saliva (using cotton Salivettes) and plasma were collected for testosterone measurements...
March 7, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257101/exosomes-from-garbage-bins-to-promising-therapeutic-targets
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Mohammed H Rashed, Emine Bayraktar, Gouda K Helal, Mohamed F Abd-Ellah, Paola Amero, Arturo Chavez-Reyes, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo
Intercellular communication via cell-released vesicles is a very important process for both normal and tumor cells. Cell communication may involve exosomes, small vesicles of endocytic origin that are released by all types of cells and are found in abundance in body fluids, including blood, saliva, urine, and breast milk. Exosomes have been shown to carry lipids, proteins, mRNAs, non-coding RNAs, and even DNA out of cells. They are more than simply molecular garbage bins, however, in that the molecules they carry can be taken up by other cells...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255126/-regulatory-effect-of-exosome-on-cell-apoptosis
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Xin Li, Zuocheng Yang
Exosome, a nano-grade biological membrane structure, is secreted by multiple cells, widely distributing in saliva, plasma, milk and other body fluid. It can directly and indirectly take part in the biological information transcription between the receptor cells and their micro-environment. Recent studies have demonstrated that exosomes play pivotal roles in the occurrence and development of viral infectious diseases, tumors and other cell apoptosis related diseases via regulating the apoptosis in various ways...
February 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254385/dna-methylation-based-forensic-age-prediction-using-artificial-neural-networks-and-next-generation-sequencing
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Athina Vidaki, David Ballard, Anastasia Aliferi, Thomas H Miller, Leon P Barron, Denise Syndercombe Court
The ability to estimate the age of the donor from recovered biological material at a crime scene can be of substantial value in forensic investigations. Aging can be complex and is associated with various molecular modifications in cells that accumulate over a person's lifetime including epigenetic patterns. The aim of this study was to use age-specific DNA methylation patterns to generate an accurate model for the prediction of chronological age using data from whole blood. In total, 45 age-associated CpG sites were selected based on their reported age coefficients in a previous extensive study and investigated using publicly available methylation data obtained from 1156 whole blood samples (aged 2-90 years) analysed with Illumina's genome-wide methylation platforms (27K/450K)...
February 26, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248250/advances-of-salivary-proteomics-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-oscc-detection-an-update
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REVIEW
Rabia Sannam Khan, Zohaib Khurshid, Shazia Akhbar, Syed Faraz Moin
Oral cancer refers to malignancies that have higher morbidity and mortality rates due to the late stage diagnosis and no early detection of a reliable diagnostic marker, while oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is amongst the world's top ten most common cancers. Diagnosis of cancer requires highly sensitive and specific diagnostic tools which can support untraceable hidden sites of OSCC, yet to be unleashed, for which plenty of biomarkers are identified; the most recommended biomarker detection medium for OSCC includes biological fluids, such as blood and saliva...
December 15, 2016: Proteomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248247/phosphoproteome-discovery-in-human-biological-fluids
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REVIEW
Francesco Giorgianni, Sarka Beranova-Giorgianni
Phosphorylation plays a critical role in regulating protein function and thus influences a vast spectrum of cellular processes. With the advent of modern bioanalytical technologies, examination of protein phosphorylation on a global scale has become one of the major research areas. Phosphoproteins are found in biological fluids and interrogation of the phosphoproteome in biological fluids presents an exciting opportunity for discoveries that hold great potential for novel mechanistic insights into protein function in health and disease, and for translation to improved diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for the clinical setting...
December 1, 2016: Proteomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245865/can-tryptophan-supplement-intake-at-breakfast-enhance-melatonin-secretion-at-night
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Shunsuke Nagashima, Makoto Yamashita, Chiaki Tojo, Masayuki Kondo, Takeshi Morita, Tomoko Wakamura
BACKGROUND: Tryptophan (TRP) is an essential amino acid, and it has been suggested that TRP intake at breakfast combined with daytime bright light exposure can increase nocturnal melatonin secretion. However, the mechanisms involved are not yet clear. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of TRP supplement intake at breakfast on nocturnal melatonin secretion under different daytime light intensities in humans. METHOD: Twelve subjects (aged 21.3 ± 3...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245470/evidence-of-an-in-vitro-coupled-diffusion-mechanism-of-lesion-formation-within-microcosm-dental-plaque
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Gareth J Owens, Richard J M Lynch, Christopher K Hope, Lee Cooper, Susan M Higham, Sabeel P Valappil
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the dual constant-depth film fermenter (dCDFF) is able to produce caries-like enamel lesions and to ascertain further information regarding the performance of this fully functional biological caries model. Conditions were defined by the continuation (CF) or cessation (FF) of a saliva-type growth medium supply during 50-mM sucrose exposures (8 times daily). Hydroxyapatite (n = 3) and bovine enamel (n = 3) substrata were included within each condition and samples extracted after 2, 4, 8, and 16 days...
March 1, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223859/histatin-peptides-pharmacological-functions-and-their-applications-in-dentistry
#17
REVIEW
Zohaib Khurshid, Shariq Najeeb, Maria Mali, Syed Faraz Moin, Syed Qasim Raza, Sana Zohaib, Farshid Sefat, Muhammad Sohail Zafar
There are many human oral antimicrobial peptides responsible for playing important roles including maintenance, repairing of oral tissues (hard or soft) and defense against oral microbes. In this review we have highlighted the biochemistry, physiology and proteomics of human oral histatin peptides, secreted from parotid and submandibular salivary glands in human. The significance of these peptides includes capability for ionic binding that can kill fungal Candida albicans. They have histidine rich amino acid sequences (7-12 family members; corresponding to residues 12-24, 13-24, 12-25, 13-25, 5-11, and 5-12, respectively) for Histatin-3...
January 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219814/biopsychosocial-pathways-linking-subjective-socioeconomic-disadvantage-to-glycemic-control-in-youths-with-type-i-diabetes
#18
Samuele Zilioli, Deborah A Ellis, Justin M Carré, Richard B Slatcher
Older adolescent and young adults (OAYA) with type 1 diabetes (T1D) living in contexts of socio-economic disadvantage (SED) suffer disproportionately from poor glycemic control and related health complications. Although SED may convey a variety of risks, it may exacerbate diabetes-related stress levels, which in turn may account for observed disparities in health outcomes. The primary goal of the present study was to investigate the relationship between subjective SED, diabetes-related perceived stress, and diurnal cortisol secretion in urban OAYA with T1D...
April 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217778/a-critical-insight-into-the-development-pipeline-of-microfluidic-immunoassay-devices-for-the-sensitive-quantitation-of-protein-biomarkers-at-the-point-of-care
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REVIEW
Ana I Barbosa, Nuno M Reis
The latest clinical procedures for the timely and cost-effective diagnosis of chronic and acute clinical conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes or sepsis (i.e. the biggest causes of death worldwide), involve the quantitation of specific protein biomarkers released into the blood stream or other physiological fluids (e.g. urine or saliva). The clinical thresholds are usually in the femtomolar to picolomar range, and consequently the measurement of these protein biomarkers heavily relies on highly sophisticated, bulky and automated equipment in centralised pathology laboratories...
March 13, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194570/genetic-and-biochemical-changes-of-the-serotonergic-system-in-migraine-pathobiology
#20
REVIEW
Claudia Francesca Gasparini, Robert Anthony Smith, Lyn Robyn Griffiths
Migraine is a brain disorder characterized by a piercing headache which affects one side of the head, located mainly at the temples and in the area around the eye. Migraine imparts substantial suffering to the family in addition to the sufferer, particularly as it affects three times more women than men and is most prevalent between the ages of 25 and 45, the years of child rearing. Migraine typically occurs in individuals with a genetic predisposition and is aggravated by specific environmental triggers. Attempts to study the biochemistry of migraine began as early as the 1960s and were primarily directed at serotonin metabolism after an increase of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), the main metabolite of serotonin was observed in urine of migraineurs...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
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