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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719907/tumor-heterogeneity-in-lymphomas-a-different-breed
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Christian M Schürch, Birgit Federmann, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Falko Fend
The facts that cancer represents tissues consisting of heterogeneous neoplastic, as well as reactive, cell populations and that cancers of the same histotype may show profound differences in clinical behavior have long been recognized. With the advent of new technologies and the demands of precision medicine, the investigation of tumor heterogeneity has gained much interest. An understanding of intertumoral heterogeneity in patients with the same disease entity is necessary to optimally guide personalized treatment...
July 19, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719878/the-effects-of-fluoride-on-neuronal-function-occurs-via-cytoskeleton-damage-and-decreased-signal-transmission
#2
Lingli Chen, Hongmei Ning, Zhihong Yin, Xiaochao Song, Yongchao Feng, Hao Qin, Yi Li, Jundong Wang, Yaming Ge, Wenkui Wang
It has been reported that fluoride exposure may cause serious public health problems, particularly neurotoxicity. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This study used Neuro-2A cells to investigate the effects of fluoride on the cytoskeleton. The Neuro-2A cells were exposed to 0, 1, 2, 4 and 6 mM sodium fluoride (NaF) for 24 h. Cell viability and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release were examined. It was observed that exposure to NaF reduced cell viability, disrupted cellular membrane integrity, and high levels of LDH were released...
June 30, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719862/green-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-leaves-extract-of-artemisia-vulgaris-and-their-potential-biomedical-applications
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Tahir Rasheed, Muhammad Bilal, Hafiz M N Iqbal, Chuanlong Li
Biosynthesis of nanoparticles from plant extracts is receiving enormous interest due to their abundant availability and a broad spectrum of bioactive reducing metabolites. In this study, the reducing potential of Artemisia vulgaris leaves extract (AVLE) was investigated for synthesizing silver nanoparticles without the addition of any external reducing or capping agent. The appearance of blackish brown color evidenced the complete synthesis of nanoparticles. The synthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy, scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), transmission electron microscope (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) analysis...
July 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719739/graphene-electronic-tattoo-sensors
#4
Shideh Kabiri Ameri, Rebecca Ho, Hongwoo Jang, Li Tao, Youhua Wang, Liu Wang, David M Schnyer, Deji Akinwande, Nanshu Lu
Tattoo-like epidermal sensors are an emerging class of truly wearable electronics owing to their thinness and softness. While most of them are based on thin metal films, silicon membrane, or nanoparticle-based printable inks, we report a sub-micron thick, multimodal electronic tattoo sensors that are made of graphene. The graphene electronic tattoo (GET) is designed with filamentary serpentines and fabricated by a cost- and time-effective "wet transfer, dry patterning" method. It has a total thickness of 463 ± 30 nm, an optical transparency of ~85%, and a stretchability of more than 40%...
July 18, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719629/multiparametric-11c-acetate-positron-emission-tomography-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-assessment-and-staging-of-prostate-cancer
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Stephan H Polanec, Piotr Andrzejewski, Pascal A T Baltzer, Thomas H Helbich, Alexander Stiglbauer, Dietmar Georg, Georgios Karanikas, Martin Susani, Wolfgang Wadsak, Markus Margreiter, Markus Mitterhauser, Peter Brader, Katja Pinker
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether MP [11C]Acetate PET-MRI enables an accurate differentiation of benign and malignant prostate tumors as well as local and distant staging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six consecutive patients fulfilling the following criteria were included in this IRB-approved prospective study: elevated PSA levels or suspicious findings at digital rectal examination or TRUS; and histopathological verification. All patients underwent MP [11C]Acetate PET-MRI of the prostate performed on separate scanners with PET/CT using [11C]Acetate and 3T MP MR imaging...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719042/serotonergic-paraneurons-in-the-female-mouse-urethral-epithelium-and-their-potential-role-in-peripheral-sensory-information-processing
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F Aura Kullmann, Huiyi H Chang, Christian Gauthier, Bronagh M McDonnell, Jih-Chao Yeh, Dennis R Clayton, Anthony J Kanai, William C de Groat, Gerard L Apodaca, Lori A Birder
AIM: The mechanisms underlying detection and transmission of sensory signals arising from visceral organs, such as the urethra, are poorly understood. Recently, specialized ACh-expressing cells embedded in the urethral epithelium have been proposed as chemosensory sentinels for detection of bacterial infection. Here we examined the morphology and potential role in sensory signaling of a different class of specialized cells that express serotonin (5-HT), termed paraneurons. METHODS: Urethrae, dorsal root ganglia neurons and spinal cords were isolated from adult female mice and used for immunohistochemistry and calcium imaging...
July 18, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718921/homology-homoplasy-and-cusp-variability-at-the-enamel-dentine-junction-of-hominoid-molars
#7
Alejandra Ortiz, Shara E Bailey, Jean-Jacques Hublin, Matthew M Skinner
Evolutionary studies of mammalian teeth have generally concentrated on the adaptive and functional significance of dental features, whereas the role of development on phenotypic generation and as a source of variation has received comparatively little attention. The present study combines an evolutionary biological framework with state-of-the-art imaging techniques to examine the developmental basis of variation of accessory cusps. Scholars have long used the position and relatedness of cusps to other crown structures as a criterion for differentiating between developmentally homologous and homoplastic features, which can be evaluated with greater accuracy at the enamel-dentine junction (EDJ)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718821/tick-haller-s-organ-a-new-paradigm-for-arthropod-olfaction-how-ticks-differ-from-insects
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Ann L Carr, Robert D Mitchell Iii, Anirudh Dhammi, Brooke W Bissinger, Daniel E Sonenshine, R Michael Roe
Ticks are the vector of many human and animal diseases; and host detection is critical to this process. Ticks have a unique sensory structure located exclusively on the 1st pairs of legs; the fore-tarsal Haller's organ, not found in any other animals, presumed to function like the insect antennae in chemosensation but morphologically very different. The mechanism of tick chemoreception is unknown. Utilizing next-generation sequencing and comparative transcriptomics between the 1st and 4th legs (the latter without the Haller's organ), we characterized 1st leg specific and putative Haller's organ specific transcripts from adult American dog ticks, Dermacentor variabilis...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718765/a-connectome-of-a-learning-and-memory-center-in-the-adult-drosophila-brain
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Shin-Ya Takemura, Yoshinori Aso, Toshihide Hige, Allan Wong, Zhiyuan Lu, C Shan Xu, Patricia K Rivlin, Harald F Hess, Ting Zhao, Toufiq Parag, Stuart Berg, Gary Huang, William Katz, Donald J Olbris, Stephen Plaza, Lowell Umayam, Roxanne Aniceto, Lei-Ann Chang, Shirley Lauchie, Omotara Ogundeyi, Christopher Ordish, Aya Shinomiya, Christopher Sigmund, Satoko Takemura, Julie Tran, Glenn C Turner, Gerald M Rubin, Louis K Scheffer
Understanding memory formation, storage and retrieval requires knowledge of the underlying neuronal circuits. In Drosophila, the mushroom body (MB) is the major site of associative learning. We reconstructed the morphologies and synaptic connections of all 983 neurons within the three functional units, or compartments, that compose the adult MB's α lobe, using a dataset of isotropic 8-nm voxels collected by focused ion-beam milling scanning electron microscopy. We found that Kenyon cells (KCs), whose sparse activity encodes sensory information, each make multiple en passant synapses to MB output neurons (MBONs) in each compartment...
July 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718615/development-of-nanofiber-sponges-containing-nerve-guidance-conduit-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-in-vivo
#10
Binbin Sun, Zi-Fei Zhou, Tong Wu, Weiming Chen, Dawei Li, Hao Zheng, Hany El-Hamshary, Salem S Al-Deyab, Xiumei Mo, Yinxian Yu
In the study of hollow nerve guidance conduit (NGC), the dispersion of regenerated axons always confused the researchers. To address this problem, filler-containing NGC was prepared, which showed better effect in the application of nerve tissue engineering. In this study, nanofiber sponges with abundant macro-pores, high porosity, and superior compressive strength were fabricated by electrospinning and freeze-drying. Poly (l-lactic acid-co-ε-caprolactone)/silk fibroin (PLCL/SF) nanofiber sponges were used as filler to prepare three-dimensional nanofiber sponges-containing (NS-containing) NGC...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718278/matrix-stiffness-differentially-regulates-cellular-uptake-behavior-of-nanoparticles-in-two-breast-cancer-cell-lines
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Yu Wang, Tao Gong, Zhirong Zhang, Yao Fu
Matrix stiffness regulates cell behavior in various biological contexts. In breast tumors, the deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) correlates with increasing matrix stiffness and poor survival. Nanoparticulate carriers represent a promising therapeutic vehicle for disease diagnosis and efficient anticancer drug delivery. However, how matrix stiffness influences cellular uptake of nanoparticle remains largely unexplored. Here, we selected photopolymerized polyacrylamide gels with varying stiffness as model substrates, and studied the impact of matrix stiffness on cell morphology, nanoparticle uptake efficiency in two representative breast cancer cell lines with varying invasiveness, i...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718077/early-risk-stratification-using-rubidium-82-positron-emission-tomography-in-stemi-patients
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Adam Ali Ghotbi, Philip Hasbak, Lars Nepper-Christensen, Jacob Lønborg, Kiril Atharovski, Thomas Christensen, Lene Holmvang, Thomas Engstrøm, Rasmus Sejersten Ripa, Andreas Kjær
BACKGROUND: Assessment of infarct size after myocardial infarction is predictive of subsequent morphological changes and clinical outcome. This study aimed to assess subacute post-intervention Rubidium-82 ((82)Rb)-PET imaging in predicting left ventricle ejection fraction, regional wall motion, and final infarct size by CMR at 3-months after STEMI. METHODS: STEMI patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention were included prospectively. Rest-only (82)Rb-PET perfusion imaging was performed at median 36 hours [IQR: 22 to 50] after the treatment...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717875/mast-like-protein-kinase-ireh1-from-arabidopsis-thaliana-co-localizes-with-the-centrosome-when-expressed-in-animal-cells
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Elena M Chudinova, Pavel A Karpov, Artem I Fokin, Alla I Yemets, Dmytro I Lytvyn, Elena S Nadezhdina, Yaroslav B Blume
The similarity of IREH1 (Incomplete Root Hair Elongation 1) and animal MAST kinases was confirmed; IREH1cDNA was cloned while expressing in cultured animal cells co-localized with the centrosome. In mammals and fruit flies, microtubule-associated serine/threonine-protein kinases (MAST) are strongly involved in the regulation of the microtubule system. Higher plants also possess protein kinases homologous to MASTs, but their function and interaction with the cytoskeleton remain unclear. Here, we confirmed the sequence and structural similarity of MAST-related putative protein kinase IREH1 (At3g17850) and known animal MAST kinases...
July 17, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717622/semitendinosus-muscle-architecture-during-maximum-isometric-contractions-in-individuals-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-and-controls
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Evagelos Karagiannidis, Eleftherios Kellis, Nikiforos Galanis, Baltzopoulos Vasilios
BACKGROUND: The most widely used graft as a replacement in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is the semitendinosus (ST) tendon graft. After harvesting for ACL reconstruction, the hamstring tendon regenerates in most people and becomes similar to normal. The effect of graft harvest on muscle morphology and function remains unclear. The present study aimed to examine the morphology of the ST during isometric contraction after harvesting the ST tendon for ACL reconstruction...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717575/flow-mediated-dilatation-test-using-optoacoustic-imaging-a-proof-of-concept
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Angelos Karlas, Josefine Reber, Gael Diot, Dmitry Bozhko, Maria Anastasopoulou, Tareq Ibrahim, Markus Schwaiger, Fabien Hyafil, Vasilis Ntziachristos
Label-free multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) has recently shown superior performance in visualizing the morphology of human vasculature, especially of smaller vessels, compared to ultrasonography. Herein, we extend these observations towards MSOT interrogation of macrovascular endothelial function. We employed a real-time handheld MSOT scanner to assess flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), a technique used to characterize endothelial function. A data processing scheme was developed to quantify the dimensions and diameter changes of arteries in humans and determine wall distensibility parameters...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717566/chemical-reactivation-of-resin-embedded-phuji-adds-red-for-simultaneous-two-color-imaging-with-egfp
#16
Wenyan Guo, Xiuli Liu, Yurong Liu, Yadong Gang, Xiaobin He, Yao Jia, Fangfang Yin, Pei Li, Fei Huang, Hongfu Zhou, Xiaojun Wang, Hui Gong, Qingming Luo, Fuqiang Xu, Shaoqun Zeng
The pH-sensitive fluorescent proteins enabling chemical reactivation in resin are useful tools for fluorescence microimaging. EGFP or EYFP is good for such applications. For simultaneous two-color imaging, a suitable red fluorescent protein is an urgent need. Here a pH-sensitive red fluorescent protein, pHuji, is selected and verified to remain pH-sensitive in HM20 resin. We observe 183% fluorescence intensity of pHuji in resin-embeded mouse brain and 29.08-fold fluorescence intensity of reactivated pHuji compared to the quenched state...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717422/exosomes-purified-from-a-single-cell-type-have-diverse-morphology
#17
Davide Zabeo, Aleksander Cvjetkovic, Cecilia Lässer, Martin Schorb, Jan Lötvall, Johanna L Höög
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are produced by all known organisms and are important for cell communication and physiology. Great morphological diversity has been described regarding EVs found in body fluids such as blood plasma, breast milk, and ejaculate. However, a detailed morphological analysis has never been performed on exosomes when purified from a single cell type. In this study we analysed and quantified, via multiple electron microscopy techniques, the morphology of exosomes purified from the human mast cell line HMC-1...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717419/platelet-extracellular-vesicles-induce-a-pro-inflammatory-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotype
#18
Tanja Vajen, Birke J Benedikter, Alexandra C A Heinzmann, Elena M Vasina, Yvonne Henskens, Martin Parsons, Patricia B Maguire, Frank R Stassen, Johan W M Heemskerk, Leon J Schurgers, Rory R Koenen
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are mediators of cell communication during health and disease, and abundantly released by platelets upon activation or during ageing. Platelet EVs exert modulatory effects on immune and vascular cells. Platelet EVs may modulate the function of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC). Platelet EVs were isolated from platelet-rich plasma and incubated with SMC in order to assess binding, proliferation, migration and pro-inflammatory phenotype of the cells. Platelet EVs firmly bound to resting SMC through the platelet integrin αIIbβ3, while binding also occurred in a CX3CL1-CX3CR1-dependent manner after cytokine stimulation...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717412/diffusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-molecular-imaging-tool-caught-between-hope-hype-and-the-real-world-of-personalized-oncology
#19
REVIEW
Abhishek Mahajan, Sneha S Deshpande, Meenakshi H Thakur
"Personalized oncology" is a multi-disciplinary science, which requires inputs from various streams for optimal patient management. Humongous progress in the treatment modalities available and the increasing need to provide functional information in addition to the morphological data; has led to leaping progress in the field of imaging. Magnetic resonance imaging has undergone tremendous progress with various newer MR techniques providing vital functional information and is becoming the cornerstone of "radiomics/radiogenomics"...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717389/sexual-selection-reinforces-a-higher-flight-endurance-in-urban-damselflies
#20
Nedim Tüzün, Lin Op de Beeck, Robby Stoks
Urbanization is among the most important and globally rapidly increasing anthropogenic processes and is known to drive rapid evolution. Habitats in urbanized areas typically consist of small, fragmented and isolated patches, which are expected to select for a better locomotor performance, along with its underlying morphological traits. This, in turn, is expected to cause differentiation in selection regimes, as populations with different frequency distributions for a given trait will span different parts of the species' fitness function...
August 2017: Evolutionary Applications
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