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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922067/immune-activation-influences-samhd1-expression-and-vpx-mediated-samhd1-degradation-during-chronic-hiv-1-infection
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Weihui Fu, Chao Qiu, Mingzhe Zhou, Lingyan Zhu, Yu Yang, Chenli Qiu, Linxia Zhang, Xuan Xu, Ying Wang, Jianqing Xu, Xiaoyan Zhang
SAMHD1 restricts human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication in myeloid cells and CD4(+) T cells, while Vpx can mediate SAMHD1 degradation to promote HIV-1 replication. Although the restriction mechanisms of SAMHD1 have been well-described, SAMHD1 expression and Vpx-mediated SAMHD1 degradation during chronic HIV-1 infection were poorly understood. Flow cytometric analysis was used to directly visualize ex vivo, and after in vitro SIV-Vpx treatment, SAMHD1 expression in CD4(+) T cells and monocytes...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921460/direct-infusion-mass-spectrometry-for-metabolomic-phenotyping-of-diseases
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Raúl González-Domínguez, Ana Sayago, Ángeles Fernández-Recamales
Metabolomics based on direct mass spectrometry (MS) analysis, either by direct infusion or flow injection of crude sample extracts, shows a great potential for metabolic fingerprinting because of its high-throughput screening capability, wide metabolite coverage and reduced time of analysis. Considering that numerous metabolic pathways are significantly perturbed during the initiation and progression of diseases, these metabolomic tools can be used to get a deeper understanding about disease pathogenesis and discover potential biomarkers for early diagnosis...
January 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921289/slip-driven-electroosmotic-transport-through-porous-media
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Harshad Gaikwad, Pranab Kumar Mondal
We investigate the slip driven transport of a Newtonian fluid through porous media under electrical double layer effect. We employ a semi-analytical framework to obtain the underlying electro-hydrodynamics for different configurations of porous media. We bring out an alteration in flow dynamics, stemming from interplay among the geometrical feature of the models and the interfacial slip as modulated by the electrical forcing. Further, we show the consequent effects of the underlying flow dynamics on the volumetric transport rate through different models...
December 6, 2016: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921241/introducing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-a%C3%A2-new-generation-prosthesis-institutional-learning-curve-and-effects-on-acute-outcomes
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G D'Ancona, H U Agma, S Kische, G El-Achkar, M Dißmann, J Ortak, H Ince, U Ketterer, A Bärisch, A Öner
OBJECTIVES: We present our single-centre experience with the direct flow medical (DFM) trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) prosthesis addressing the impact of learning curve upon outcomes. BACKGROUND: The DFM has been recently introduced for TAVI. The prosthesis presents original design and implantation features. METHODS: Patients were divided into three groups according to the chronological implantation sequence that reflected technical skills acquisition of the entire team...
December 5, 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920386/does-eutrophication-driven-evolution-change-aquatic-ecosystems
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REVIEW
Timothy J Alexander, Pascal Vonlanthen, Ole Seehausen
Eutrophication increases primary production and changes the relative abundance, taxonomic composition and spatial distribution of primary producers within an aquatic ecosystem. The changes in composition and location of resources alter the distribution and flow of energy and biomass throughout the food web. Changes in productivity also alter the physico-chemical environment, which has further effects on the biota. Such ecological changes influence the direction and strength of natural and sexual selection experienced by populations...
January 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920378/the-eco-evolutionary-impacts-of-domestication-and-agricultural-practices-on-wild-species
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REVIEW
Martin M Turcotte, Hitoshi Araki, Daniel S Karp, Katja Poveda, Susan R Whitehead
Agriculture is a dominant evolutionary force that drives the evolution of both domesticated and wild species. However, the various mechanisms of agriculture-induced evolution and their socio-ecological consequences are not often synthetically discussed. Here, we explore how agricultural practices and evolutionary changes in domesticated species cause evolution in wild species. We do so by examining three processes by which agriculture drives evolution. First, differences in the traits of domesticated species, compared with their wild ancestors, alter the selective environment and create opportunities for wild species to specialize...
January 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919278/microrna-19b-3p-regulates-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-radiosensitivity-by-targeting-tnfaip3-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-axis
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Teng Huang, Li Yin, Jing Wu, Jia-Jia Gu, Jian-Zhong Wu, Dan Chen, Hong-Liang Yu, Kai Ding, Nan Zhang, Ming-Yu Du, Lu-Xi Qian, Zhi-Wei Lu, Xia He
BACKGROUND: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is among the most common squamous cell carcinoma in South China and Southeast Asia. Radiotherapy is the primary treatment for NPC. However, radioresistance acts as a significant factor that limits the efficacy of radiotherapy for NPC patients. Growing evidence supports that microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in radiation response. METHODS: Real-time quantitative PCR was used to analyze the expression of miR-19b-3p in NPC cell lines and NP69...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918857/new-approach-to-molsidomine-active-metabolites-coming-from-the-results-of-2-models-of-experimental-cardiology
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Michał Żorniak, Katarzyna A Mitręga, Maurycy Porc, Tadeusz F Krzemiński
Molsidomine is a well-known vasodilatating, antianginal drug. Despite earlier studies with its metabolites (3-morpholino-syndnonimine (SIN-1) and N-nitroso-N-morpholino-amino-acetonitrile (SIN-1A)), which indicated a potential favorable cardioprotective activity, a lot of controversy remains. The aim of our research was to compare molsidomine, SIN-1, SIN-1A, and lidocaine influence on arrhythmias and hemodynamic parameters in 2 experimental models in rats. In the Langendorff heart study, SIN-1A markedly elevated left ventricular systolic pressure, maximum rise and fall of the first pressure derivative, coronary flow, and myocardial oxygen consumption...
October 4, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918592/microrna-497-induces-apoptosis-and-suppresses-proliferation-via-the-bcl-2-bax-caspase9-caspase3-pathway-and-cyclin-d2-protein-in-huvecs
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Ridong Wu, Shi Tang, Mian Wang, Xiangdong Xu, Chen Yao, Shenming Wang
INTRODUCTION: MicroRNAs play crucial roles in various types of diseases. However, to date, no information about the role of miR-497 in the development of atherosclerosis has been reported. This study investigated the possible role of miR-497 in vascular endothelial cell injury during the early stage of atherosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression level of miR-497 in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) exposed to ox-LDL was detected using qRT-PCR...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917956/a-very-stable-high-throughput-taylor-cone-jet-in-electrohydrodynamics
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M R Morad, A Rajabi, M Razavi, S R Pejman Sereshkeh
A stable capillary liquid jet formed by an electric field is an important physical phenomenon for formation of controllable small droplets, power generation and chemical reactions, printing and patterning, and chemical-biological investigations. In electrohydrodynamics, the well-known Taylor cone-jet has a stability margin within a certain range of the liquid flow rate (Q) and the applied voltage (V). Here, we introduce a simple mechanism to greatly extend the Taylor cone-jet stability margin and produce a very high throughput...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917251/droplet-millifluidics-for-kinetic-study-of-transketolase
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A Pinsolle, F Charmantray, L Hecquet, F Sarrazin
We present a continuous-flow reactor at the millifluidic scale coupled with an online, non-intrusive spectroscopic monitoring method for determining the kinetic parameters of an enzyme, transketolase (TK) used in biocatalysis for the synthesis of polyols by carboligation. The millifluidic system used is based on droplet flow, a well-established method for kinetic chemical data acquisition. The TK assay is based on the direct quantitative measurement of bicarbonate ions released during the transketolase-catalysed reaction in the presence of hydroxypyruvic acid as the donor, thanks to an irreversible reaction: bicarbonate ions react with phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) in the presence of PEP carboxylase as the first auxiliary enzyme...
November 2016: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917249/perspectives-in-flow-based-microfluidic-gradient-generators-for-characterizing-bacterial-chemotaxis
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Christopher J Wolfram, Gary W Rubloff, Xiaolong Luo
Chemotaxis is a phenomenon which enables cells to sense concentrations of certain chemical species in their microenvironment and move towards chemically favorable regions. Recent advances in microbiology have engineered the chemotactic properties of bacteria to perform novel functions, but traditional methods of characterizing chemotaxis do not fully capture the associated cell motion, making it difficult to infer mechanisms that link the motion to the microbiology which induces it. Microfluidics offers a potential solution in the form of gradient generators...
November 2016: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917160/development-of-multiple-cross-displacement-amplification-label-based-gold-nanoparticles-lateral-flow-biosensor-for-detection-of-shigella-spp
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Yi Wang, Yan Wang, Jianguo Xu, Changyun Ye
Shigella spp., the etiological agent of shigellosis or "bacillary dysentery," are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality in excess of a million deaths globally per year. Although PCR-based techniques (such as PCR-based dipstick biosensors) have been used for the molecular diagnosis of infectious disease, these assays were restricted due to the need for a sophisticated thermal cycling apparatus to denature target templates. To facilitate simple and rapid detection of target pathogens, we successfully devised an inexpensive, reliable and nearly instrument-free molecular technique, which incorporates multiple cross displacement amplification (MCDA) combined with a newly designed lateral flow biosensor (LFB) for visual, sensitive and specific detection of Shigella...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916780/mir-15a-5p-regulates-viability-and-matrix-degradation-of-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes-via-targeting-vegfa
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Hongwei Chen, Yun Tian
Previous studies demonstrated that miR-15a-5p was probably associated with human hepatocellular carcinoma, while the function of miR-15a-5p in OA (Osteoarthritis) still remains unknown. Here, we uncovered the potential role of miR-15a-5p on OA pathogenesis and confirmed its predicted target VEGFA (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A). Measured by RT-PCR, miR-15a-5p expression increased remarkably while VEGFA expression was significantly decreased in OA chondrocytes compared with normal conditions. According to Luciferase activity assay, miR-15a-5p directly targeted the 3'-UTR of VEGFA to inhibit its expression...
December 3, 2016: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916116/atmospheric-pressure-solution-cathode-glow-discharge-a-versatile-ion-source-for-atomic-and-molecular-mass-spectrometry
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Andrew J Schwartz, Kelsey L Williams, Gary M Hieftje, Jacob T Shelley
An atmospheric-pressure solution-cathode glow discharge (SCGD) has been evaluated as an ion source for atomic, molecular, and ambient desorption/ionization mass spectrometry. The SCGD consists of a direct-current plasma, supported in the ambient air in the absence of gas flows, and sustained upon the surface of a flowing liquid cathode. Analytes introduced in the flowing liquid, as an ambient gas, or as a solid held near the plasma are vaporized and ionized by interactions within or near the discharge. Introduction of acidic solutions containing metal salts produced bare elemental ions as well as H2O, OH(-) and NO3(-) adducts...
January 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915346/mir-181a-targets-phlpp2-to-augment-akt-signaling-and-regulate-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-human-keloid-fibroblasts
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Zhen Rang, Zong-Yang Wang, Qiu-Yu Pang, You-Wei Wang, Ge Yang, Fan Cui
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Keloids are fibrous overgrowths induced by cutaneous injury. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have recently emerged as post-transcriptional gene repressors and participants in a diverse array of pathophysiological processes leading to skin disease. The purpose of the current study was to explore the precise functions of miR-181a in human keloid development and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: A miRNA microarray analysis was performed to compare expression profiles between keloid and normal skin tissues...
December 5, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915198/a-new-approach-to-the-rapid-separation-of-isomeric-compounds-in-a-silybum-marianum-extract-using-uhplc-core-shell-column-with-f5-stationary-phase
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Jakub Fibigr, Dalibor Šatínský, Petr Solich
In this paper, a new ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) method using a core-shell column with a pentafluorophenyl stationary phase for separation of seven active compounds of a Silybum marianum extract was developed and validated. Silymarin, an extract of Silybum marianum, is known for its abilities to protect the liver from toxic substances, hepatitis therapy, and anti-tumour activity. Silymarin is currently being widely used in commercial preparations and herbal teas. Separation of seven compounds contained in the Silybum marianum extract (taxifolin, silychristin, silydianin, silybin A, silybin B, isosilybin A, isosilybin B) and other substances occurring in real samples was performed on the Kinetex 1...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915151/earth-strength-magnetic-field-affects-the-rheotactic-threshold-of-zebrafish-swimming-in-shoals
#18
Alessandro Cresci, Rosario De Rosa, Nathan F Putman, Claudio Agnisola
Rheotaxis, the unconditioned orienting response to water currents, is a main component of fish behavior. Rheotaxis is achieved using multiple sensory systems, including visual and tactile cues. Rheotactic orientation in open or low-visibility waters might also benefit from the stable frame of reference provided by the geomagnetic field, but this possibility has not been explored before. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) form shoals living in freshwater systems with low visibility, show a robust positive rheotaxis, and respond to geomagnetic fields...
November 30, 2016: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914412/acoustic-of-a-perforated-liner-with-grazing-flow-floquet-bloch-periodical-approach-versus-impedance-continuous-approach
#19
Xiwen Dai, Yves Aurégan
The effect of a shear flow on an acoustic liner consisting of a perforated plate backed by cavities is studied. Two different approaches are investigated: First, the duct and the liner are considered as a periodic system while in the second approach the liner is considered as homogeneous and described by an impedance. Those two approaches coincide perfectly without flow for a small hole spacing compared to the acoustic wavelength. This work demonstrates that those two approaches are not wholly consistent when a shear flow is present and reveals some problems in the use of the local impedance with flow...
September 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913801/the-pressure-reduction-coefficient-a-new-parameter-to-assess-aneurysmal-blood-stasis-induced-by-flow-diverters-disruptors
#20
Gregory Gascou, Riccardo Ferrara, Dominique Ambard, Mathieu Sanchez, Kyriakos Lobotesis, Franck Jourdan, Vincent Costalat
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pore density (PD), surface metal coverage (SMC) and the number of wires are all different parameters which can influence the efficacy of a flow disruptor/diverter. Nevertheless, the relative importance of a parameter to induce intra-aneurysmal blood stasis is still poorly evaluated. Therefore, comparison between devices based on a unique value is not reliable. The aim of this study was to propose a new bench top parameter (the pressure reduction coefficient (PRC; ξ)) in order to assess the global haemodynamic effect of each flow diverter/disruptor to slow flow...
December 2, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
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