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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791412/shock-wave-imaging-by-density-recovery-from-intensity-measurements
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Biswajit Medhi, Gopalakrishna M Hegde, Kalidevapura Jagannath Reddy, Debasish Roy, Ram Mohan Vasu
A method for quantitative estimation of density variation in high-speed flow, which uses light as an interrogating tool, is described. The wavefront distortion of the interrogating beam induced by the compressible flow field is estimated quantitatively, in which the density gradient of the flow field is seen as refractive-index gradient by the probing beam. The distorted wavefront is measured quantitatively by using the cross-sectional intensities of the distorted wavefront along the optical axis. Iterative algorithms are developed using both deterministic (Gauss-Newton) and stochastic (ensemble Kalman filter) update strategies to recover unknown parameters such as the phase of the wavefront or the refractive index distribution in the flow directly from the measured intensities...
May 20, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790668/the-effects-of-aberrant-expression-of-lncrna-dgcr5-mir-873-5p-tusc3-in-lung-cancer-cell-progression
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Judong Luo, Hong Zhu, Hua Jiang, Yayun Cui, Mengjie Wang, Xinye Ni, Changsheng Ma
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, and nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 80% of all pulmonary carcinomas. Recently, long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been paid attention for exploring treatment of various diseases. Upregulation of DiGeorge syndrome critical region gene 5 (DGCR5) predicts better lung squamous cell carcinoma prognosis; therefore, we explore the role of DGCR5 in lung cancer in our present study. Consecutive patients with LC were treated in our hospital between January 2015 and January 2016...
May 23, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790344/a-thermal-diode-based-on-nanoscale-thermal-radiation
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Anthony Fiorino, Dakotah Thompson, Linxiao Zhu, Rohith Mittapally, Svend-Age Biehs, Odile Bezencenet, Nadia El-Bondry, Shailendra Bansropun, Philippe Ben-Abdallah, Edgar Meyhofer, Pramod Reddy
In this work we demonstrate thermal rectification at the nanoscale between doped Si and VO2 surfaces. Specifically, we show that the metal-insulator transition of VO2 makes it possible to achieve large differences in the heat flow between Si and VO2 when the direction of the temperature gradient is reversed. We further show that this rectification increases at nanoscale separations, with a maximum rectification coefficient exceeding 50% at ∼140 nm gaps and a temperature difference of 70 K. Our modeling indicates that this high rectification coefficient arises due to broadband enhancement of heat transfer between metallic VO2 and doped Si surfaces, as compared to narrower-band exchange that occurs when VO2 is in its insulating state...
May 23, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789927/cellular-components-and-circuitry-of-the-presubiculum-and-its-functional-role-in-the-head-direction-system
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REVIEW
Jean Simonnet, Desdemona Fricker
Orientation in space is a fundamental cognitive process relying on brain-wide neuronal circuits. Many neurons in the presubiculum in the parahippocampal region encode head direction and each head direction cell selectively discharges when the animal faces a specific direction. Here, we attempt to link the current knowledge of afferent and efferent connectivity of the presubiculum to the processing of the head direction signal. We describe the cytoarchitecture of the presubicular six-layered cortex and the morphological and electrophysiological intrinsic properties of principal neurons and interneurons...
May 22, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789474/design-of-a-novel-mems-microgripper-with-rotatory-electrostatic-comb-drive-actuators-for-biomedical-applications
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Luis A Velosa-Moncada, Luz Antonio Aguilera-Cortés, Max A González-Palacios, Jean-Pierre Raskin, Agustin L Herrera-May
Primary tumors of patients can release circulating tumor cells (CTCs) to flow inside of their blood. The CTCs have different mechanical properties in comparison with red and white blood cells, and their detection may be employed to study the efficiency of medical treatments against cancer. We present the design of a novel MEMS microgripper with rotatory electrostatic comb-drive actuators for mechanical properties characterization of cells. The microgripper has a compact structural configuration of four polysilicon layers and a simple performance that control the opening and closing displacements of the microgripper tips...
May 22, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788371/selective-nanopore-sequencing-of-human-brca1-by-cas9-assisted-targeting-of-chromosome-segments-catch
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Tslil Gabrieli, Hila Sharim, Dena Fridman, Nissim Arbib, Yael Michaeli, Yuval Ebenstein
Next generation sequencing (NGS) is challenged by structural and copy number variations larger than the typical read length of several hundred bases. Third-generation sequencing platforms such as single-molecule real-time (SMRT) and nanopore sequencing provide longer reads and are able to characterize variations that are undetected in NGS data. Nevertheless, these technologies suffer from inherent low throughput which prohibits deep sequencing at reasonable cost without target enrichment. Here, we optimized Cas9-Assisted Targeting of CHromosome segments (CATCH) for nanopore sequencing of the breast cancer gene BRCA1...
May 18, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788098/helicobacter-pylori-colonization-protects-against-chronic-experimental-colitis-by-regulating-th17-treg-balance
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Hongchen Zhang, Yun Dai, Yun Liu, Ting Wu, Jing Li, Xiaolei Wang, Weihong Wang
Background: Epidemiological studies have demonstrated an inverse association between Helicobacter pylori infection and the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The mechanisms by which H. pylori infection protects against IBD are unclear. Here, we explored the possible protective effects and mechanisms of gastric H. pylori colonization on a chronic colitis model, with focus on whether H. pylori exerted its effects through regulating Th17/Treg immune responses. Methods: Chronic colitis was induced by dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) treatment...
May 17, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786410/percutaneous-deep-venous-arterialization-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-a-technical-note
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Steven Kum, Eline Huizing, Michiel A Schreve, Çagdas Ünlü, Roberto Ferraresi, Lasitha B Samarakoon, Daniel A van den Heuvel
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the presentation of end stage peripheral arterial disease and typically presents with rest pain, ulceration and gangrene. The outcome of conservative treatment is poor and often leads to amputations. Arterial revascularization plays an important role in amputation prevention. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of CLI patients cannot be revascularized and subsequently end up with a palliative amputation. This has led to the need and exploration of new treatment options in this no option subgroup of CLI...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785863/hyperbaric-oxygen-inhibits-production-of-cd3-t-cells-in-the-thymus-and-facilitates-malignant-glioma-cell-growth
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Yong-Gang Wang, Jiang Long, Dong-Chuan Shao, Hai Song
Objective Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is an emerging complementary alternative medical approach in glioma treatment. However, its mode of action is unknown, so this was investigated in the present study. Methods We constructed an intracranial glioma model of congenic C57BL/6J mice. Glioma growth under HBO stimulation was assessed by bioluminescent imaging and magnetic resonance imaging. Flow cytometry assessed direct effects of HBO on reactive oxygen species (ROS) signaling of transplanted glioma cells and organs, and quantified mature T cells and subgroups in tumors, the brain, and blood...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785287/lymph-node-dissection-during-sublobar-resection-why-when-and-how
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REVIEW
Pascal-Alexandre Thomas
Appropriate lymph node (LN) assessment is a hallmark of surgical quality of curative intent operations for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Even in the era of extensive pre-treatment work-up including routine PET-scanning and brain imaging, and selective invasive LN evaluation, unexpected LN metastases are found at surgery in more than 10% of patients with a cT1aN0 tumor. Systematic lymphadenectomy minimizes the risk of leaving tumor-LN behind and thus the risk of an incomplete resection, and provides the most truthful pTNM, which is decisive in directing adjuvant chemotherapy...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785052/observation-of-anisotropic-magneto-peltier-effect-in-nickel
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Ken-Ichi Uchida, Shunsuke Daimon, Ryo Iguchi, Eiji Saitoh
The Peltier effect, discovered in 1834, converts a charge current into a heat current in a conductor, and its performance is described by the Peltier coefficient, which is defined as the ratio of the generated heat current to the applied charge current1,2 . To exploit the Peltier effect for thermoelectric cooling or heating, junctions of two conductors with different Peltier coefficients have been believed to be indispensable. Here we challenge this conventional wisdom by demonstrating Peltier cooling and heating in a single material without junctions...
May 21, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784819/xenoprotein-engineering-via-synthetic-libraries
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Zachary P Gates, Alexander A Vinogradov, Anthony J Quartararo, Anupam Bandyopadhyay, Zi-Ning Choo, Ethan D Evans, Kathryn H Halloran, Alexander J Mijalis, Surin K Mong, Mark D Simon, Eric A Standley, Evan D Styduhar, Sarah Z Tasker, Faycal Touti, Jessica M Weber, Jessica L Wilson, Timothy F Jamison, Bradley L Pentelute
Chemical methods have enabled the total synthesis of protein molecules of ever-increasing size and complexity. However, methods to engineer synthetic proteins comprising noncanonical amino acids have not kept pace, even though this capability would be a distinct advantage of the total synthesis approach to protein science. In this work, we report a platform for protein engineering based on the screening of synthetic one-bead one-compound protein libraries. Screening throughput approaching that of cell surface display was achieved by a combination of magnetic bead enrichment, flow cytometry analysis of on-bead screens, and high-throughput MS/MS-based sequencing of identified active compounds...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784125/catheter-directed-thrombolysis-for-pulmonary-embolism-the-state-of-practice
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Xi Xue, Akhilesh K Sista
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major public health problem. It is the third most common cause of death in hospitalized patients. In the United States, there are up to 600,000 cases diagnosed per year with 100,000-180,000 acute PE-related deaths. Common risk factors include underlying genetic conditions, acquired conditions, and acquired hypercoagulable states. Acute PE increases the pulmonary vascular resistance and the load on the right ventricle (RV). Increased RV loading causes compensatory RV dilation, impaired contractility, tachycardia, and sympathetic activation...
June 2018: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783865/flow-cytometry-based-epitope-binning-using-competitive-binding-profiles-for-the-characterization-of-monoclonal-antibodies-against-cellular-and-soluble-protein-targets
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Brian M Chan, Anita Badh, Kelly A Berry, Stephanie A Grauer, Chadwick T King
A key step in the therapeutic antibody drug discovery process is early identification of diverse candidate molecules. Information comparing antibody binding epitopes can be used to classify antibodies within a large panel, guiding rational lead molecule selection. We describe a novel epitope binning method utilizing high-throughput flow cytometry (HTFC) that leverages cellular barcoding or spectrally distinct beads to multiplex samples to characterize antibodies raised against cell membrane receptor or soluble protein targets...
May 1, 2018: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783743/cell-propagation-of-cholera-toxin-cta-adp-ribosylating-factor-by-exosome-mediated-transfer
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Cristiana Zanetti, Angelo Gallina, Alessia Fabbri, Sofia Parisi, Angela Palermo, Katia Fecchi, Zaira Boussadia, Maria Carollo, Mario Falchi, Luca Pasquini, Maria Luisa Fiani, Massimo Sargiacomo
In this study, we report how the cholera toxin (CT) A subunit (CTA), the enzyme moiety responsible for signaling alteration in host cells, enters the exosomal pathway, secretes extracellularly, transmits itself to a cell population. The first evidence for long-term transmission of CT's toxic effect via extracellular vesicles was obtained in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. To follow the CT intracellular route towards exosome secretion, we used a novel strategy for generating metabolically-labeled fluorescent exosomes that can be counted by flow cytometry assay (FACS) and characterized...
May 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783728/a-3d-printed-multichannel-viscometer-for-high-throughput-analysis-of-frying-oil-quality
#16
Sein Oh, Byeongyeon Kim, Sungyoung Choi
Viscosity as a sensitive measure of material changes is a potential quality-control parameter for simple and rapid assessment of frying oil quality. However, conventional viscometers require improvements in throughput, portability, cost-effectiveness and usability to be widely adopted for quality-control applications. Here we present a 3D-printed multichannel viscometer for simple, inexpensive and multiplexed viscosity measurement. The multichannel viscometer enables both parallel actuation of multiple fluid flows by pressing the plunger of the viscometer by hand and direct measurement of their relative volumes dispensed with naked eye...
May 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783088/evaluation-of-genotoxicity-and-mutagenic-effects-of-vector-dna-nanocomplexes-in-transfected-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-flow-cytometry
#17
Alireza Nomani, Xuguang Chen, Arash Hatefi
In recent years, there has been a great deal of interest in ex-vivo genetic modification of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to meet various biomedical needs. Considering the self-renewal potential of MSCs, it is critically important to ensure that transfection vectors (gene carriers) do not induce genotoxicity because they could theoretically turn a single stem cell into a cancer-initiating cell. Unfortunately, there is currently no reliable, unbiased, and quantitative method to measure genotoxicity (micronuclei formation) of gene carriers directly in transfected MSCs...
May 18, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783020/immune-modulation-of-a-novel-lipid-soluble-extract-of-pinellia-pedatisecta-schott-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-of-an-hpv-tumor-burdened-mouse-model
#18
Haixia Huang, Mingxing Zhang, Meng Zhang, Jing Peng, Guiling Li, Congjian Xu, Suiqi Gui
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pinellia pedatisecta Schott extract (PE), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used to reduce swelling, dry dampness and suppress cervical tumors. AIMS: To evaluate the roles of PE in the regulation of anti-tumor effects and the cellular immune response in the tumor microenvironment. METHODS: The immune microenvironment of HPV+ TC-1 tumors was examined by immunohistochemistry, real-time PCR and flow cytometry...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782492/molecular-basis-of-inhibition-of-acid-sensing-ion-channel-1a-by-diminazene
#19
Aram J Krauson, James G Rooney, Marcelo D Carattino
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are trimeric proton-gated cation permeable ion channels expressed primarily in neurons. Here we employed site-directed mutagenesis and electrophysiology to investigate the mechanism of inhibition of ASIC1a by diminazene. This compound inhibits mouse ASIC1a with a half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) of 2.4 μM. At first, we examined whether neutralizing mutations of Glu79 and Glu416 alter diminazene block. These residues form a hexagonal array in the lower palm domain that was previously shown to contribute to pore opening in response to extracellular acidification...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782328/post-stroke-visual-neglect-affects-goal-directed-locomotion-in-different-perceptuo-cognitive-conditions-and-on-a-wide-visual-spectrum
#20
Tatiana Ogourtsova, Philippe S Archambault, Anouk Lamontagne
BACKGROUND: Unilateral spatial neglect (USN), a highly prevalent and disabling post-stroke deficit, has been shown to affect the recovery of locomotion. However, our current understanding of USN role in goal-directed locomotion control, and this, in different cognitive/perceptual conditions tapping into daily life demands, is limited. OBJECTIVES: To examine goal-directed locomotion abilities in individuals with and without post-stroke USN vs. healthy controls. METHODS: Participants (n = 45, n = 15 per group) performed goal-directed locomotion trials to actual, remembered and shifting targets located 7 m away at 0° and 15° right/left while immersed in a 3-D virtual environment...
2018: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
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