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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158836/a-laser-activated-biocompatible-theranostic-nanoagent-for-targeted-multimodal-imaging-and-photothermal-therapy
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Liming Deng, Xiaojun Cai, Danli Sheng, Yang Yang, Eric M Strohm, Zhigang Wang, Haitao Ran, Dong Wang, Yuanyi Zheng, Pan Li, Tingting Shang, Yi Ling, Fengjuan Wang, Yang Sun
Multifunctional nanoparticles have been reported for cancer detection and treatment currently. However, the accurate diagnosis and efficient treatment for tumors are still not satisfied. Here we report on the development of targeted phase change multimodal polymeric nanoparticles for the imaging and treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer. METHODS: We evaluated the multimodal imaging capabilities of the prepared nanoparticles in vitro using agar-based phantoms. The targeting performance and cytotoxicity of the nanoparticles were examined in cell culture using SKBR3 (over-expressing HER2) and MDA-MB-231 (HER2 negative) cells...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158674/skin-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-as-quantum-dot-vehicles-to-tumors
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Dominyka Dapkute, Simona Steponkiene, Danute Bulotiene, Liga Saulite, Una Riekstina, Ricardas Rotomskis
Purpose: Cell-mediated delivery of nanoparticles is emerging as a new method of cancer diagnostics and treatment. Due to their inherent regenerative properties, adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are naturally attracted to wounds and sites of inflammation, as well as tumors. Such characteristics enable MSCs to be used in cellular hitchhiking of nanoparticles. In this study, MSCs extracted from the skin connective tissue were investigated as transporters of semiconductor nanocrystals quantum dots (QDs)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156724/lncrna-pvt1-and-its-splicing-variant-function-as-competing-endogenous-rna-to-regulate-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-progression
#3
Tao Yang, Hui Zhou, Peijun Liu, Libin Yan, Weimin Yao, Ke Chen, Jin Zeng, Heng Li, Junhui Hu, Hua Xu, Zhangqun Ye
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) exert critical regulatory roles in the development and progression of several cancers. Plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1), an lncRNA, was shown to be upregulated in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) in our study, while Kaplan-Meier curve and Cox regression analysis showed that high expression of PVT1 was associated with poor overall survival (OS) and disease free survival (DFS) in ccRCC patients. In vitro experiments revealed that PVT1 promoted renal cancer cell proliferation, migration, and invasion, while in vivo studies confirmed its oncogenic roles in ccRCC...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156712/radiolabelled-polymeric-iga-from-biodistribution-to-a-new-molecular-imaging-tool-in-colorectal-cancer-lung-metastases
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Helene Carpenet, Armelle Cuvillier, Aurélie Perraud, Ophélie Martin, Gaël Champier, Marie-Odile Jauberteau, Jacques Monteil, Isabelle Quelven
By radiolabelling monomeric (m) and polymeric (p) IgA with technetium 99m ((99m)Tc), this study assessed IgA biodistribution and tumour-targeting potency. IgA directed against carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), a colorectal cancer marker, was selected to involve IgA mucosal tropism. Ig was radiolabelled with (99m)Tc-tricarbonyl after derivatisation by 2-iminothiolane. (99m)Tc-IgA was evaluated by in vitro analysis. The biodistributions of radiolabelled anti-CEA mIgA, pIgA and IgG were compared in normal mice. Anti-CEA pIgA tumour uptake was studied in mice bearing the WiDr caecal orthotopic graft...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156442/charting-a-path-towards-non-destructive-biomarkers-in-threatened-wildlife-a-systematic-quantitative-literature-review
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REVIEW
Stephanie Chaousis, Frederic D L Leusch, Jason P van de Merwe
Threatened species are susceptible to irreversible population decline caused by adverse sub-lethal effects of chemical contaminant exposure. It is therefore vital to develop the necessary tools to predict and detect these effects as early as possible. Biomarkers of contaminant exposure and effect are widely applied to this end, and a significant amount of research has focused on development and validation of sensitive and diagnostic biomarkers. However, progress in the use biomarkers that can be measured using non-destructive techniques has been relatively slow and there are still many difficulties to overcome in the development of sound methods...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156294/phospholipase-a1-based-cross-reactivity-among-venoms-of-clinically-relevant-hymenoptera-from-neotropical-and-temperate-regions
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Amilcar Perez-Riverol, Luís Gustavo Romani Fernandes, Alexis Musacchio Lasa, José Roberto Aparecido Dos Santos-Pinto, Débora Moitinho Abram, Gabriel Hideki Izuka Moraes, Frederic Jabs, Michaela Miehe, Henning Seismman, Mario Sergio Palma, Ricardo de Lima Zollner, Edzard Spillner, Márcia Regina Brochetto-Braga
Molecular cross-reactivity caused by allergen homology or cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants (CCDs) is a major challenge for diagnosis and immunotherapy of insect venom allergy. Venom phospholipases A1 (PLA1s) are classical, mostly non-glycosylated wasp and ant allergens that provide diagnostic benefit for differentiation of genuine sensitizations from cross-reactivity. As CCD-free molecules, venom PLA1s are not causative for CCD-based cross-reactivity. Little is known however about the protein-based cross-reactivity of PLA1 within vespid species...
November 17, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154465/the-role-of-immunological-testing-and-intervention-in-reproductive-medicine-a-fertile-collaboration
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REVIEW
Syed B Ali, Yogesh Jeelall, Craig E Pennell, Roger Hart, Andrew McLean-Tooke, Michaela Lucas
Advances in reproductive medicine have significantly increased the success of fertility treatments. Nevertheless, some women experience recurrent implantation failure (RIF) after in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). Imbalances in the immune system and failure to achieve immune tolerance to the foetus have been implicated as potentially modifiable causes of idiopathic RIF and RPL. As such, women are increasingly being treated with immunomodulatory agents in an attempt to achieve a successful pregnancy...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153947/paper-based-fluorogenic-devices-for-in-vitro-diagnostics
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REVIEW
Meirong Wu, Qiongyu Lai, Qiang Ju, Lin Li, Hai-Dong Yu, Wei Huang
In vitro diagnostics (IVD) are essential in healthcare systems for detection of diseases, conditions, or infections. Affordable and sensitive methods remain a challenge in the development of IVD. In this article, we give an overview of paper-based fluorogenic devices, an emerging cost-effective analytical method for IVD applications. The paper-based devices are inexpensive, sensitive, selective, user-friendly and equipment-free. Furthermore, the fluorescent detection on paper-based devices has recently attracted enormous attentions due to its high sensitivity and selectivity...
November 16, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151981/cellular-uptake-of-plain-and-spion-modified-microbubbles-for-potential-use-in-molecular-imaging
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Mona Ahmed, Barbara Cerroni, Anton Razuvaev, Johan Härmark, Gaio Paradossi, Kenneth Caidahl, Björn Gustafsson
Introduction: Both diagnostic ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) accuracy can be improved by using contrast enhancement. For US gas-filled microbubbles (MBs) or silica nanoparticles (SiNPs), and for MRI superparamagnetic or paramagnetic agents, contribute to this. However, interactions of MBs with the vascular wall and cells are not fully known for all contrast media. Methods: We studied the in vitro interactions between three types of non-targeted air-filled MBs with a polyvinyl-alcohol shell and murine macrophages or endothelial cells...
2017: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150249/accuracy-of-the-cobas-egfr-mutation-assay-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-compared-with-three-laboratory-developed-tests
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Haruhiko Nakamura, Hirotaka Koizumi, Hiroki Sakai, Hiroyuki Kimura, Tomoyuki Miyazawa, Hideki Marushima, Hisashi Saji, Masayuki Takagi
BACKGROUND: The reliability of the cobas EGFR assay to detect epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as an in vitro diagnostic test was compared with 3 laboratory-developed tests (LDTs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: After screening for EGFR mutations using formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded NSCLC tissue sections using the cobas EGFR assay, 151 samples were further tested with 3 LDTs; the peptide nucleic acid-locked nucleic acid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) clamp, PCR invader, and Cycleave assays...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150129/diagnostic-accuracy-of-4-intraoral-radiographic-techniques-for-misfit-detection-at-the-implant-abutment-joint
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Pollyana Darós, Vinícius Cavalcanti Carneiro, Amanda Pasolini Siqueira, Sergio Lins de-Azevedo-Vaz
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: A misfit or gap at the implant-abutment joint (IAJ) requires detection as it may compromise the health of the peri-implant tissue. However, which radiographic technique provides the most orthogonal relationship between the central beam and the implant/image receptor is unclear. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of 4 intraoral radiographic techniques on misfit detection at the IAJ. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty implants were placed in polyamide jaws, and customized dental implant abutments with a metal collar were installed...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148851/airway-geometry-airway-flow-and-particle-measurement-methods-implications-on-pulmonary-drug-delivery
#12
A Kourmatzis, S Cheng, H-K Chan
The effectiveness of drug delivery to the lungs is inextricably linked to the fundamental interactions that occur between particles and flow in the extrathoracic airway. Research in this field requires time resolved in-vivo and in-vitro measurements of three separate, yet intricately linked parameters: i) airway flow, ii) airway geometry, and iii) drug particle characteristics. A number of recent significant developments have been made in the experimental diagnostic tools used to characterise these parameters...
November 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143053/recent-advances-in-microfluidic-technologies-for-cell-to-cell-interaction-studies
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REVIEW
Mario Rothbauer, Helene Zirath, Peter Ertl
Microfluidic cell cultures are ideally positioned to become the next generation of in vitro diagnostic tools for biomedical research, where key biological processes such as cell signalling and dynamic cell-to-cell interactions can be reliably analysed under reproducible physiological cell culture conditions. In the last decade, a large number of microfluidic cell analysis systems have been developed for a variety of applications including drug target optimization, drug screening and toxicological testing. More recently, advanced in vitro microfluidic cell culture systems have emerged that are capable of replicating the complex three-dimensional architectures of tissues and organs and thus represent valid biological models for investigating the mechanism and function of human tissue structures, as well as studying the onset and progression of diseases such as cancer...
November 16, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142608/upregulation-of-microrna-18b-induces-phosphatase-and-tensin-homolog-to-accelerate-the-migration-and-invasion-abilities-of-ovarian-cancer
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Xiaofang Han, Yan Zhang, Dong Wang, Xinyun Fu, Meiqing Li, Aiming Wang
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the most common cause of mortality from malignant gynecological cancers. Its lethality is mainly a result of tumors that are difficult to detect at the early stage and a lack of effective systemic therapy for advanced status cancer. MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are a category of single-stranded non-coding small RNAs that bind to their target mRNAs, and aberrant expression levels of miRNAs may serve key roles in regulating cell migration and invasion of various types of human cancer. Previous studies have demonstrated that miR-18b may function as an oncogene in numerous types of tumors, but its role and molecular mechanism in OC remained unclear...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142250/loss-of-lamin-b1-is-a-biomarker-to-quantify-cellular-senescence-in-photoaged-skin
#15
Audrey Shimei Wang, Peh Fern Ong, Alexandre Chojnowski, Carlos Clavel, Oliver Dreesen
Skin ageing is an inevitable consequence of life and accelerated by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Senescence is an irreversible growth arrest and senescent cells accumulate in ageing tissues, at sites of age-related pathologies and in pre-neoplastic lesions. Conventionally, senescent cells have been detected by senescence associated-β-galactosidase (SA-β-gal) staining, a procedure that requires enzymatic activity, which is lost in fixed tissue samples. We previously demonstrated that loss of lamin B1 is a novel marker to identify senescent cells...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142048/accurate-pcr-detection-of-influenza-a-b-and-rsv-using-the-cepheid-xpert-flu-rsv-xpress-assay-in-point-of-care-settings-comparison-to-prodesse-proflu
#16
Daniel M Cohen, Jennifer Kline, Larissa S May, Glenn Eric Harnett, Jane Gibson, Stephen Y Liang, Zubaid Rafique, Carina A Rodriguez, Kevin M McGann, Charlotte A Gaydos, Donna Mayne, David Phillips, Jason Cohen
The Xpert Flu+RSV Xpress Assay is a fast, automated in vitro diagnostic test for qualitative detection and differentiation of influenza A, B, and RSV performed on the Cepheid GeneXpert Xpress System. The objective of this study was to establish performance characteristics of the Xpert Flu+RSV Xpress Assay compared to the Prodesse ProFlu+ real-time RT-PCR assay (ProFlu+) for the detection of influenza A and B as well as RSV in a CLIA-waived (CW) setting. Overall, the assay, using fresh and frozen nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs, demonstrated high concordance with ProFlu+ in the combined CW and non-CW settings with Positive Percent Agreements (PPA) (100%, 100%, 97...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141509/relative-morphokinetics-assessed-by-time-lapse-imaging-are-altered-in-embryos-from-patients-with-endometriosis
#17
Alexander Freis, Jens Erik Dietrich, Moritz Binder, Verena Holschbach, Thomas Strowitzki, Ariane Germeyer
INTRODUCTION: Time-lapse technology allows almost continuous noninvasive assessment of embryonic development. It was shown previously that relative kinetics defining cleavage synchronicity are better predictors of blastocyst quality than absolute time points. This study aims to compare relative kinetics in embryos from patients with and without endometriosis. METHODS: Time-lapse data were collected retrospectively from 596 patients undergoing infertility treatment for in vitro fertilization from January 2011 to July 2016...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139598/preparation-and-comparative-evaluation-of-99m-tc-hynic-cngr-and-99m-tc-hynic-peg2-cngr-as-tumor-targeting-molecular-imaging-probes
#18
Kusum Vats, Drishty Satpati, Rohit Sharma, Chandan Kumar, Haladhar Dev Sarma, Sharmila Banerjee
The tripeptide sequence NGR (asparagine-glycine-arginine) specifically recognizes aminopeptidase N (APN or CD13) receptors highly expressed on tumor cells as well as tumor vasculature. Thus NGR peptides can precisely deliver therapeutic and diagnostic compounds to CD13 expressing cancer sites. In this regard two NGR peptide ligands, HYNIC-c(NGR) and HYNIC-PEG2 -c(NGR) were synthesized, radiolabeled with (99m) Tc and evaluated in CD13-positive human fibrosarcoma HT-1080 tumor xenografts. The radiotracers, (99m) Tc-HYNIC-c(NGR) and (99m) Tc-HYNIC-PEG2 -c(NGR) could be prepared in ~95% radiochemical purity (RCP) and exhibited excellent in vitro and in vivo stability...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138294/isolation-of-isoform-specific-binding-proteins-affimers-by-phage-display-using-negative-selection
#19
Anna Ah-San Tang, Christian Tiede, David J Hughes, Michael J McPherson, Darren C Tomlinson
Some 30 years after its discovery, phage display remains one of the most widely used methods of in vitro selection. Initially developed to revolutionize the generation of therapeutic antibodies, phage display is now the first choice for screening artificial binding proteins. Artificial binding proteins can be used as reagents to study protein-protein interactions, target posttranslational modifications, and distinguish between homologous proteins. They can also be used as research and affinity reagents, for diagnostic purposes, and as therapeutics...
November 14, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137975/microarray-analysis-of-an-synthetic-%C3%AE-synuclein-induced-cellular-model-reveals-the-expression-profile-of-long-non-coding-rna-in-parkinson-s-disease
#20
D Lin, Y Liang, X Jing, Y Chen, M Lei, Z Zeng, T Zhou, X Wu, S Peng, D Zheng, K Huang, L Yang, S Xiao, J Liu, E Tao
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a new research focus that are reported to influence the pathogenetic process of neurodegenerative disorders. To uncover new disease-associated genes and their relevant mechanisms, we carried out a gene microarray analysis based on a Parkinson's disease (PD) in vitro model induced by α-synuclein oligomers. This cellular model induced by 25 μmol/L α-synuclein oligomers has been confirmed to show the stable, transmissible neurotoxicity of α-synuclein, a typical PD pathological marker...
November 11, 2017: Brain Research
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