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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531831/workflow-methodology-for-rat-brain-metabolome-exploration-using-nmr-lc-ms-and-gc-ms-analytical-platforms
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Binta Diémé, Antoine Lefèvre, Lydie Nadal-Desbarats, Laurent Galineau, Blandine Madji Hounoum, Frédéric Montigny, Hélène Blasco, Christian R Andres, Patrick Emond, Sylvie Mavel
We developed a multi-platform approach for the metabolome exploration of rat brain tissue, using liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (LC-MS), nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and gas-chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The critical steps for metabolite exploration of cerebral tissues are tissue lysis and metabolites extraction. We first evaluated the impact of freeze-drying compared to wet tissue metabolites extraction using NMR and LC-MS with a reversed phase liquid chromatography...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530406/comparative-evaluation-of-small-molecular-additives-and-their-effects-on-peptide-protein-identification
#2
Jing Gao, Shaoyun Zhong, Yanting Zhou, Han He, Shuying Peng, Zhenyun Zhu, Xing Liu, Jing Zheng, Bin Xu, Hu Zhou
Detergents and salts are widely used in lysis buffers to enhance protein extraction from biological samples, facilitating in-depth proteomic analysis. However, these detergents and salt additives must be efficiently removed from the digested samples prior to LC-MS/MS analysis to obtain high-quality mass spectra. Although filter-aided sample preparation (FASP), acetone precipitation (AP), followed by in-solution digestion, and strong cation exchange-based centrifugal proteomic reactors (CPRs) are commonly used for proteomic sample processing, little is known about their efficiencies at removing detergents and salt additives...
May 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529638/cxcr4-directed-endoradiotherapy-induces-high-response-rates-in-extramedullary-relapsed-multiple-myeloma
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Constantin Lapa, Ken Herrmann, Andreas Schirbel, Heribert Hänscheid, Katharina Lückerath, Margret Schottelius, Malte Kircher, Rudolf A Werner, Martin Schreder, Samuel Samnick, Saskia Kropf, Stefan Knop, Andreas K Buck, Hermann Einsele, Hans-Juergen Wester, K Martin Kortüm
C-X-C-motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is a key factor for tumor growth and metastasis in several types of human cancer. We have recently reported promising first-in-man experience with CXCR4-directed endoradiotherapy (ERT) in multiple myeloma (MM). Eight heavily pretreated MM patients underwent a total of 10 ERT cycles (7 patients with 1 cycle and a single patient with 3 cycles). ERT was administered in combination with chemotherapy and autologous stem cell support. End points were occurrence and timing of adverse events, progression-free and overall survival...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528595/implications-of-white-striping-and-spaghetti-meat-abnormalities-on-meat-quality-and-histological-features-in-broilers
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G Baldi, F Soglia, M Mazzoni, F Sirri, L Canonico, E Babini, L Laghi, C Cavani, M Petracci
During the past few years, there has been an increasing prevalence of broiler breast muscle abnormalities, such as white striping (WS) and wooden breast conditions. More recently, a new muscular abnormality termed as spaghetti meat (SM) because of the altered structural integrity of the Pectoralis major muscle often associated with WS has emerged. Thus, this study aimed at evaluating the effects of WS and SM conditions, occurring alone or combined within the same P. major muscle, on meat quality traits and muscle histology...
May 22, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527208/neuronal-expression-of-truncated-tau-efficiently-promotes-neurodegeneration-in-animal-models-pitfalls-of-toxic-oligomer-analysis
#5
Rostislav Skrabana, Branislav Kovacech, Peter Filipcik, Norbert Zilka, Santosh Jadhav, Tomas Smolek, Eva Kontsekova, Michal Novak
Animal models of neurodegeneration induced by neuronal expression of truncated tau protein emerge as an important tool for understanding the pathogenesis of human tauopathies and for therapy development. Here we highlight common features of truncated tau models and make a critical assessment of possible pitfalls in their analysis. Particularly, the amount of soluble tau oligomers, which are suspected to be neurotoxic agents participating on the spreading of pathology inside the brain, may be overestimated due to a post-lysis oxidative tau oligomerization...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526791/pseudomonas-chlororaphis-produces-two-distinct-r-tailocins-that-contribute-to-bacterial-competition-in-biofilms-and-on-roots
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Robert J Dorosky, Jun Myoung Yu, Leland S Pierson, Elizabeth A Pierson
R-type tailocins are high molecular weight bacteriocins that resemble bacteriophage tails and are encoded within the genomes of many Pseudomonas species. In this study, analysis of the P. chlororaphis 30-84 R-tailocin gene cluster revealed that it encodes the structural components to produce two R-tailocins of different ancestral origin. Two distinct R-tailocin populations differing in length were observed in UV induced lysates of P. chlororaphis 30-84 via transmission electron microscopy. Mutants defective in the production of one or both R-tailocins demonstrated that the killing spectrum of each tailocin is limited to Pseudomonas species...
May 19, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526272/enhancement-of-waste-activated-sludge-was-anaerobic-digestion-by-means-of-pre-and-intermediate-treatments-technical-and-economic-analysis-at-a-full-scale-wwtp
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Giuseppe Campo, Alberto Cerutti, Mariachiara Zanetti, Gerardo Scibilia, Eugenio Lorenzi, Barbara Ruffino
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the most commonly applied end-treatment for the excess of waste activated sludge (WAS) generated in biological wastewater treatment processes. The efficacy of different typologies of pre-treatments in liberating intra-cellular organic substances and make them more usable for AD was demonstrated in several studies. However, the production of new extracellular polymeric substances (EPSs) that occur during an AD process, due to microbial metabolism, self-protective reactions and cell lysis, partially neutralizes the benefit of pre-treatments...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523367/-a-67-year-old-man-with-epigastric-pain
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A Greger, W Hamelmann, M Konermann
A 67-year-old man suffering from epigastric pain showed a phytobezoar in the endoscopy. Therapy with Coca Cola® and enzymes was initiated. The (partial) lysis led to a migration of the bezoar into the ileum, resulting in a small bowel obstruction. After removal of the remaining bezoar via ileotomy a secondary pneumatosis intestinalis occurred. As a rare finding the (phyto-)bezoar should be considered as a differential diagnosis of abdominal pain - especially considering the rising numbers of bariatric surgery, which is a potential risk factor...
May 18, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522200/biological-disintegration-of-microalgae-for-biomethane-recovery-prediction-of-biodegradability-and-computation-of-energy-balance
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S Kavitha, R Yukesh Kannah, J Rajesh Banu, S Kaliappan, M Johnson
The present study investigates the synergistic effect of combined bacterial disintegration on mixed microalgal biomass for energy efficient biomethane generation. The rate of microalgal biomass lysis, enhanced biodegradability, and methane generation were used as indices to assess efficiency of the disintegration. A maximal dissolvable organics release and algal biomass lysis rate of about 1100, 950 and 800mg/L and 26, 23 and 18% was achieved in PA+C (protease, amylase+cellulase secreting bacteria), C (cellulase alone) and PA (protease, amylase) microalgal disintegration...
May 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522144/viscoelastic-tissue-plasminogen-activator-challenge-predicts-massive-transfusion-in-15-minutes
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Hunter B Moore, Ernest E Moore, Michael P Chapman, Benjamin R Huebner, Peter M Einersen, Solimon Oushy, Christopher C Silliman, Anirban Banerjee, Angela Sauaia
BACKGROUND: Coagulopathy is associated with massive transfusion in trauma, yet most clinical scores to predict this end point do not incorporate coagulation assays. Previous work has identified that shock increases circulating tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). When tPA levels saturate endogenous inhibitors, systemic hyperfibrinolysis can occur. Therefore, the addition of tPA to a patient's blood sample could stratify a patients underlying degree of shock and early coagulation changes to predict progression to massive transfusion...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515479/acquisition-of-virulence-factors-in-livestock-associated-mrsa-lysogenic-conversion-of-cc398-strains-by-virulence-gene-containing-phages
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Britta Kraushaar, Jens Andre Hammerl, Marina Kienöl, Marie Luise Heinig, Nina Sperling, Mai Dinh Thanh, Jochen Reetz, Claudia Jäckel, Alexandra Fetsch, Stefan Hertwig
Staphylococcus aureus MRSA strains belonging to the clonal complex 398 (CC398) are highly prevalent in livestock and companion animals but may also cause serious infections in humans. CC398 strains in livestock usually do not possess well-known virulence factors that can be frequently found in other MRSA sequence types (ST). Since many staphylococcal virulence genes are residing on the genomes of temperate phages, the question arises why livestock-associated (LA-) CC398 strains are only rarely infected by those phages...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515440/a-highly-potent-class-of-halogenated-phenazine-antibacterial-and-biofilm-eradicating-agents-accessed-through-a-modular-wohl-aue-synthesis
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Hongfen Yang, Yasmeen Abouelhassan, Gena M Burch, Dimitris Kallifidas, Guangtao Huang, Hussain Yousaf, Shouguang Jin, Hendrik Luesch, Robert W Huigens
Unlike individual, free-floating planktonic bacteria, biofilms are surface-attached communities of slow- or non-replicating bacteria encased within a protective extracellular polymeric matrix enabling persistent bacterial populations to tolerate high concentrations of antimicrobials. Our current antibacterial arsenal is composed of growth-inhibiting agents that target rapidly-dividing planktonic bacteria but not metabolically dormant biofilm cells. We report the first modular synthesis of a library of 20 halogenated phenazines (HP), utilizing the Wohl-Aue reaction, that targets both planktonic and biofilm cells...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514660/absence-of-specific-chlamydia-trachomatis-inclusion-membrane-proteins-triggers-premature-inclusion-membrane-lysis-and-host-cell-death
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Mary M Weber, Jennifer L Lam, Cheryl A Dooley, Nicholas F Noriea, Bryan T Hansen, Forrest H Hoyt, Aaron B Carmody, Gail L Sturdevant, Ted Hackstadt
Chlamydia trachomatis is a human pathogen associated with significant morbidity worldwide. As obligate intracellular parasites, chlamydiae must survive within eukaryotic cells for sufficient time to complete their developmental cycle. To promote host cell survival, chlamydiae express poorly understood anti-apoptotic factors. Using recently developed genetic tools, we show that three inclusion membrane proteins (Incs) out of eleven examined are required for inclusion membrane stability and avoidance of host cell death pathways...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513781/mitochondria-rich-cells-changes-induced-by-nitrite-exposure-in-tambaqui-colossoma-macropomum-cuvier-1818
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Oscar T F DA Costa, Cleverson A Ramos, Wallice P Duncan, Juliana L V Lameiras, Marisa N Fernandes
The gill mitochondria-rich cells of the juvenile Amazonian fish Colossoma macropomum were analyzed using light and scanning and transmission electron microscopy after 96 h exposure to 0.04 and 0.2 mM nitrite. Although the number of mitochondria-rich cells decreased significantly in the lamellar epithelium, no decrease was found in the interlamellar region of the gill filament. Nitrite exposure caused significant reduction on the apical surface area of individual mitochondria-rich cells (p < 0.05), with a resulting reduction of the fractional area of these cells in both the lamellar and filament epithelium...
May 15, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509437/detection-of-avian-influenza-virus-from-cloacal-swabs-using-a-disposable-well-gate-fet-sensor
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Sungwook Park, Jaebin Choi, Minhong Jeun, Yongdeok Kim, Seong-Su Yuk, Sang Kyung Kim, Chang-Seon Song, Seok Lee, Kwan Hyi Lee
Current methods to detect avian influenza viruses (AIV) are time consuming and lo inw sensitivity, necessitating a faster and more sensitive sensor for on-site epidemic detection in poultry farms and urban population centers. This study reports a field effect transistor (FET) based AIV sensor that detects nucleoproteins (NP) within 30 minutes, down to an LOD of 10(3) EID50 mL(-1) from a live animal cloacal swab. Previously reported FET sensors for AIV detection have not targeted NPs, an internal protein shared across multiple strains, due to the difficulty of field-effect sensing in a highly ionic lysis buffer...
May 16, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508922/adaptation-and-optimization-of-a-fluorescence-based-assay-for-in-vivo-antimalarial-drug-screening
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Maria H Arias, Eric Deharo, Alexis Valentin, Giovanny Garavito
The in vivo efficacy of potential antimalarials is usually evaluated by direct microscopic determination of the parasitaemia of Plasmodium-infected mice on Giemsa-stained blood smears. This process is time-consuming, requires experienced technicians and is not automatable. Therefore, we optimized a SYBR Green I (SYBRG I) fluorescence-based assay to fluorometers commonly available in many research laboratories. This technique was originally developed to assess parasitaemia in humans by cytometry. We defined optimal conditions with Plasmodium berghei-infected mice, standard lysis buffer (Tris, EDTA, saponin and Triton), whole blood cells and 2 h staining incubation with SYBRG I 2X...
May 16, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507953/influence-of-microbes-on-neutrophil-life-and-death
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Scott D Kobayashi, Natalia Malachowa, Frank R DeLeo
Neutrophils are the most abundant leukocyte in humans and they are among the first white cells recruited to infected tissues. These leukocytes are essential for the innate immune response to bacteria and fungi. Inasmuch as neutrophils produce or contain potent microbicides that can be toxic to the host, neutrophil turnover and homeostasis is a highly regulated process that prevents unintended host tissue damage. Indeed, constitutive neutrophil apoptosis and subsequent removal of these cells by mononuclear phagocytes is a primary means by which neutrophil homeostasis is maintained in healthy individuals...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507794/a-novel-nanobody-based-target-module-for-retargeting-of-t-lymphocytes-to-egfr-expressing-cancer-cells-via-the-modular-unicar-platform
#18
Susann Albert, Claudia Arndt, Anja Feldmann, Ralf Bergmann, Dominik Bachmann, Stefanie Koristka, Florian Ludwig, Pauline Ziller-Walter, Alexandra Kegler, Sebastian Gärtner, Marc Schmitz, Armin Ehninger, Marc Cartellieri, Gerhard Ehninger, Hans-Jürgen Pietzsch, Jens Pietzsch, Jörg Steinbach, Michael Bachmann
Recent treatments of leukemias with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) expressing T cells underline their impressive therapeutic potential. However, once adoptively transferred into patients, there is little scope left to shut them down after elimination of tumor cells or in case adverse side effects occur. This becomes of special relevance if they are directed against commonly expressed tumor associated antigens (TAAs) such as receptors of the ErbB family. To overcome this limitation, we recently established a modular CAR platform technology termed UniCAR...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507788/adaptive-t-cell-responses-induced-by-oncolytic-herpes-simplex-virus-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-therapy-expanded-by-dendritic-cell-and-cytokine-induced-killer-cell-adoptive-therapy
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Jun Ren, William R Gwin, Xinna Zhou, Xiaoli Wang, Hongyan Huang, Ni Jiang, Lei Zhou, Pankaj Agarwal, Amy Hobeika, Erika Crosby, Zachary C Hartman, Michael A Morse, Kevin H Eng, H Kim Lyerly
Purpose: Although local oncolytic viral therapy (OVT) may enhance tumor lysis, antigen release, and adaptive immune responses, systemic antitumor responses post-therapy are limited. Adoptive immunotherapy with autologous dendritic cells (DC) and cytokine-induced killer cells (DC-CIK) synergizes with systemic therapies. We hypothesized that OVT with Herpes Simplex Virus-granulocyte macrophage-colony-stimulating factor (HSV-GM-CSF) would induce adaptive T cell responses that could be expanded systemically with sequential DC-CIK therapy...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507069/saers-is-responsive-to-cellular-respiratory-status-and-regulates-fermentative-biofilm-formation-in-staphylococcus-aureus
#20
Ameya A Mashruwala, Casey M Gries, Tyler D Scherr, Tammy Kielian, Jeffrey M Boyd
Biofilms are multicellular communities of microorganisms living as a quorum rather than as individual cells. The bacterial human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus uses oxygen as a terminal electron acceptor during respiration. Infected human tissues are hypoxic or anoxic. We recently reported that impaired respiration elicits a programmed cell lysis (PCL) phenomenon in S. aureus leading to the release of cellular polymers that are utilized to form biofilms. PCL is dependent upon the AtlA murein hydrolase and is regulated, in part, by the SrrAB two-component regulatory system (TCRS)...
May 15, 2017: Infection and Immunity
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