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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447604/wearable-smart-sensor-systems-integrated-on-soft-contact-lenses-for-wireless-ocular-diagnostics
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Joohee Kim, Minji Kim, Mi-Sun Lee, Kukjoo Kim, Sangyoon Ji, Yun-Tae Kim, Jihun Park, Kyungmin Na, Kwi-Hyun Bae, Hong Kyun Kim, Franklin Bien, Chang Young Lee, Jang-Ung Park
Wearable contact lenses which can monitor physiological parameters have attracted substantial interests due to the capability of direct detection of biomarkers contained in body fluids. However, previously reported contact lens sensors can only monitor a single analyte at a time. Furthermore, such ocular contact lenses generally obstruct the field of vision of the subject. Here, we developed a multifunctional contact lens sensor that alleviates some of these limitations since it was developed on an actual ocular contact lens...
April 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445052/facile-preparation-of-drug-loaded-tristearin-encapsulated-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-using-coaxial-electrospray-processing
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Manoochehr Rasekh, Zeeshan Ahmad, Richard Barrie Michael Cross, Javier Hernández Gil, James D E T Wilton-Ely, Philip W Miller
Naturally occurring polymers are promising biocompatible materials that have many applications for emerging therapies, drug delivery systems and diagnostic agents. The handling and processing of such materials still constitutes a major challenge which can limit the full exploitation of their properties. This study explores an ambient environment processing technique: coaxial electrospray (CO-ES) to encapsulate genistein (an isoflavonoid and model drug), superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs, 10-15 nm) and a fluorophore (BODIPY) into a layered (triglyceride tristearin shell) particulate system, with a view to constructing a theranostic agent...
April 26, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444869/assessment-of-the-usage-of-biodegradable-polymeric-matrix-in-vaginal-devices-to-sustain-progesterone-release-in-cows
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José Rodrigo Valim Pimentel, Milton Maturana Filho, Lucio Cardozo-Filho, José Augusto M Agnelli, Jefter Nascimento, Ed Hoffmann Madureira
The usage of timed artificial insemination (TAI) at a low cost leading to better reproductive rates has been the aim of several research groups in the field. Usually during TAI protocols, sustained progesterone (P4 ) release devices are employed. Most devices are constituted of a nylon skeleton covered with a silicon layer with P4 . A device based on biopolymers was developed in order to reduce costs and decrease its environmental impact. In this study, we compared the kinetics of sustained progesterone release among devices manufactured with a polymeric blend made of polyhydroxybutyrate-valerate (PHBV) and poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL) (DISP) which were compared with DIB® (Internal Bovine Device) used as the control...
April 25, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444640/diagnostic-value-of-the-dual-luciferase-report-assay-for-predicting-response-to-glucocorticoid-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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X Wang, P Chen, Y Sun, Y Chen, M Mao, T Jiang, J Ouyang
OBJECTIVE: Resistance to glucocorticoid (GC) is a significant clinical problem in some cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Current methods of assessing GC resistance are time consuming and have limited reproducibility; in this study, we sought to define a new method of evaluating GC sensitivity and resistance in vitro. METHODS: Based on the mechanisms of GC resistance, we hypothesized that the dual-luciferase report (DLR) assay could reflect the transcription effects of GC downstream of the GC-glucocorticoid receptor signaling pathway, thereby allowing the evaluation of reactions to GC...
April 25, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443091/natural-killer-group-2d-ligand-depletion-reconstitutes-natural-killer-cell-immunosurveillance-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Sandra Weil, Stefanie Memmer, Axel Lechner, Volker Huppert, Ariane Giannattasio, Tamara Becker, Andreas Müller-Runte, Karen Lampe, Dirk Beutner, Alexander Quaas, Ralf Schubert, Eva Herrmann, Alexander Steinle, Ulrike Koehl, Lutz Walter, Michael S von Bergwelt-Baildon, Joachim Koch
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a highly heterogeneous and aggressive tumor originating from the epithelial lining of the upper aero-digestive tract accounting for 300,000 annual deaths worldwide due to failure of current therapies. The natural killer group 2D (NKG2D) receptors on natural killer (NK) cells and several T cell subsets play an important role for immunosurveillance of HNSCC and are thus targeted by tumor immune evasion strategies in particular by shedding of various NKG2D ligands (NKG2DLs)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440733/morphological-and-morphometric-analysis-of-the-effects-of-intralesional-tamoxifen-on-keloids
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Lauro R Soares-Lopes, Ione M Soares-Lopes, Lauro Ll Filho, Airlane P Alencar, Benedito B da Silva
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intralesional tamoxifen on keloids, particularly on the concentration of fibroblasts, dermal inflammatory infiltrate, and collagen degeneration. A prospective study was carried out to evaluate keloids in 13 patients of both genders pre- and post-treatment with intralesional tamoxifen. Two samples of keloid lesions were obtained by 4-mm punch biopsies during the study: the first at the time of diagnostic confirmation of keloid and the other eight weeks later at the end of intralesional tamoxifen treatment...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439923/immunosuppressive-drugs-in-whole-blood-validation-of-a-commercially-available-lc-ms-ms-kit-and-comparison-with-immunochemical-assays
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Elisa Polledri, Rosa Mercadante, Chiara Ferris Fusarin, Rita Maiavacca, Silvia Fustinoni
RATIONALE: In the determination of immunosuppressive drugs cyclosporine A (CSA), tacrolimus (TARO), sirolimus (SIRO), and everolimus (EVE) in whole blood there is an open debate about which is the best assay between immunochemistry and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). This work is aimed to explore this topic, focusing on the use of updated assays and the analysis of a large number of samples. METHOD: A certified in vitro diagnostic kit coupled with a medical device LC-MS/MS was validated and applied to the analysis of 1192 blood samples of patients treated with immunosuppressive drugs...
April 24, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436953/disruption-of-direct-3d-telomere-trf2-interaction-through-two-molecularly-disparate-mechanisms-is-a-hallmark-of-primary-hodgkin-and-reed-sternberg-cells
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Hans Knecht, Nathalie A Johnson, Tina Haliotis, Daniel Lichtensztejn, Sabine Mai
In classical Hodgkin's lymphoma (cHL), specific changes in the 3D telomere organization cause progression from mononuclear Hodgkin cells (H) to multinucleated Reed-Sternberg cells (RS). In a post-germinal center B-cell in vitro model, permanent latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) expression, as observed in Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated cHL, results in multinuclearity and complex chromosomal aberrations through downregulation of key element of the shelterin complex, the telomere repeat binding factor 2 (TRF2)...
April 24, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436356/association-between-natural-killer-cell-activity-and-prostate-cancer-a-pilot-study
#9
Jack Barkin, Roberto Rodriguez-Suarez, Katia Betito
INTRODUCTION: Natural killer (NK) cells play a significant role in tumor cell immunosurveillance. The association between the activity of NK cells and prostate cancer has previously been demonstrated using conventional research-based tests. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The aim of the present pilot study was to study the association between NK cell activity (NKA) and prostate cancer using a simple blood test. Subjects that had previously been selected for prostate biopsy underwent a blood test for NKA using an in vitro diagnostic device (IVDD) (NK Vue, ATGen Canada Inc...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433611/preanalytical-variables-for-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-lc-ms-analysis-of-human-blood-specimens
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Gian Luca Salvagno, Elisa Danese, Giuseppe Lippi
The use of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for both diagnostics and research purposes is rapidly growing in clinical laboratories. As for more conventional areas of in vitro diagnostic testing, many preanalytical variables have an impact on these techniques and may hence jeopardize the quality of tests results. The leading preanalytical variables include patient preparation, the nature of the blood collection tubes and additives, interference from spurious hemolysis, sample handling and management, composition of blood tubes, contamination, as well as storage conditions...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430955/measurement-of-platelet-counts-and-volume-using-magnesium-sulfate-as-an-anticoagulant-%C3%A2-comparison-of-impedance-and-light-scatter-technology
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Steffen Mannuß, Peter Kohlschein, Katrin Dreißiger, Peter Schuff-Werner
Objectives: Magnesium sulfate (MgSO 4 ) was recently reported as an alternative in vitro anticoagulant in pseudo-thrombocytopenia. Its suitability as an anticoagulant for the determination of reliable platelet parameters is the subject of this study. Methods: Platelet count and mean platelet volume were measured in blood samples anticoagulated with EDTA and MgSO 4 and compared. The platelet parameters were determined by impedance (XE 5000 [Sysmex, Norderstedt, Germany]; DxH 800 [Beckman-Coulter, Krefeld, Germany]) and laser light-scatter technology (Advia 120 [Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Eschborn, Germany])...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430741/utility-of-8%C3%A2-h-and-time-decay-corrected-acquisition-scintigraphy-with-in-vitro-labeled-white-blood-cells-for-the-diagnosis-of-osteoarticular-infection
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Noriega Álvarez Edel, Guillermo A Martínez Pimienta, Ana M Benítez Segura, María T Bajén Lázaro, Alba Rodrígez-Gasén, Julio Rodríguez-Rubio Corona, Mora Salvadó Jaime
INTRODUCTION: Except in the spine, labeled white-blood cell scintigraphy (WBCS) with image acquisition up to 24 h is the nuclear medicine test of choice for diagnosing osteoarticular infection. However, distinguishing between inflammation and infection is a challenge. OBJECTIVES: The first aim of this study was to verify earlier research studies that used 4 and 24 h time decay-corrected acquisition (TDCA) to differentiate infection from inflammation. The second aim was to analyze whether 8 h acquisition (1-day protocol) yielded similar results as 20-24 h acquisition...
April 26, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429586/bubble-mediated-ultrasensitive-multiplex-detection-of-metal-ions-in-three-dimensional-dna-nanostructure-encoded-microchannels
#13
Xiangmeng Qu, Fan Yang, Hong Chen, Jiang Li, Hongbo Zhang, Guo-Jun Zhang, Li Li, Lihua Wang, Shiping Song, Yang Tian, Hao Pei
The development of rapid and sensitive point-of-test devices for the on-site monitoring of heavy-metal contamination has great scientific and technological importance. However, developing fast, inexpensive, and sensitive microarray sensors to achieve such goal remains challenging. In this work, we present a DNA nanostructured microarray (DNM) with tubular three-dimensional (3D) sensing surface and ordered nanotopography. This microarray enables enhanced molecular interaction toward the rapid and sensitive multiplex detection of heavy-metal ions...
April 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425046/mir-198-enhances-temozolomide-sensitivity-in-glioblastoma-by-targeting-mgmt
#14
Er Nie, Xin Jin, Weining Wu, Tianfu Yu, Xu Zhou, Zhumei Shi, Junxia Zhang, Ning Liu, Yongping You
Glioblastoma is one of the most frequent and aggressive brain tumors. Accumulating evidence indicates that microRNAs are involved in glioma proliferation, invasion and drug resistance. Previous studies showed that miR-198 is downregulated in glioblastoma. However, the function of miR-198 in glioblastoma is still unclear. In this study, we report that miR-198 levels were greatly downregulated in glioblastoma specimens and decreased expression of miR-198 was associated with poor prognosis in patients with glioblastoma...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424429/the-volatile-molecule-signature-of-four-mycobacteria-species
#15
Theodore Mellors, Christiaan Rees, Wendy Wieland-Alter, C Fordham von Reyn, Jane E Hill
Mycobacteria are the leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide and limitations in current diagnostics are hampering control efforts. In recent years, the use of small volatile molecules as diagnostic biomarkers for mycobacteria has shown promise for use in the rapid analysis of in vitro cultures as well as ex vivo diagnosis using breath or sputum. In this study, 18 strains from four mycobacteria species (Mycobacterium avium, M. bovis BCG, M. intracellulare and M. xenopi) were analyzed for the first time using two-dimensional gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC×GC-TOFMS)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423550/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-gastric-cancer-tissue-reveals-novel-proteins-in-platelet-derived-growth-factor-b-signaling-pathway
#16
Fang Liu, Yuan Zhang, Tingting Men, Xingyue Jiang, Chunhua Yang, He Li, Xiaodan Wei, Dong Yan, Gangming Feng, Jianke Yang, Jonas Bergquist, Bin Wang, Wenguo Jiang, Jia Mi, Geng Tian
Gastric cancer is one of the most common cancers in Asian countries. Searching for reliable biomarkers involving the development of gastric cancer is important for clinical practice. Quantitative proteomics has become an important method contributed to the discovery of novel diagnostic or therapeutic targets for the management of cancer. Here, we identified differently expressed proteins in gastric cancer and normal gastric tissues by using the high resolution mass spectrometer. Among the total of 2280 identified proteins, 87 were differentially expressed between gastric cancer and normal gastric tissues...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423508/annexin-a13-promotes-tumor-cell-invasion-in-vitro-and-is-associated-with-metastasis-in-human-colorectal-cancer
#17
Guozhong Jiang, Pengju Wang, Weiwei Wang, Wencai Li, Liping Dai, Kuisheng Chen
PURPOSE: Aberrantly upregulated expression of selected members of annexin, a group of calcium- and membrane-binding proteins, have been found to be associated with metastasis, poor prognosis, and other clinical characteristics in colorectal cancer (CRC), the third most diagnosed cancer. However, ANXA13 (encoding protein annexin A13), the original founder gene of the annexin A family, has not been studied carefully as a potential prognostic biomarker in CRC. METHODS: The protein level of annexin A13 was determined by western blot in a panel of CRC cell lines...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423454/uk-neqas-survey-of-allergen-component-testing-across-the-united-kingdom-and-other-european-countries
#18
R Saleem, C Keymer, D Patel, W Egner, A W Rowbottom
The clinical utility of molecular diagnostic approaches in allergy investigation is being recognized increasingly to play a significant role in the management of allergic patients. Determining the sensitization pattern, which is best achieved through the use of component resolved diagnostics (CRD), allows effective risk stratification, appropriate treatment and patient selection for immunotherapy. In order to assess the diagnostic service provisions for in-vitro allergy testing across Europe, a survey was carried out via the total immunoglobulin (Ig)E and specific IgE external quality assurance schemes run by UK National External Quality Assessment Service (NEQAS) Immunology, Immunochemistry and Allergy...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422155/in-vitro-biocompatibility-study-of-sub-5%C3%A2-nm-silica-coated-magnetic-iron-oxide-fluorescent-nanoparticles-for-potential-biomedical-application
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Sabrina Foglia, Mario Ledda, Daniela Fioretti, Giovanna Iucci, Massimiliano Papi, Giovanni Capellini, Maria Grazia Lolli, Settimio Grimaldi, Monica Rinaldi, Antonella Lisi
Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs), for their intriguing properties, have attracted a great interest as they can be employed in many different biomedical applications. In this multidisciplinary study, we synthetized and characterized ultrafine 3 nm superparamagnetic water-dispersible nanoparticles. By a facile and inexpensive one-pot approach, nanoparticles were coated with a shell of silica and contemporarily functionalized with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) dye. The obtained sub-5 nm silica-coated magnetic iron oxide fluorescent (sub-5 SIO-Fl) nanoparticles were assayed for cellular uptake, biocompatibility and cytotoxicity in a human colon cancer cellular model...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421503/chapter-19-cryopreservation-effect-on-genetic-function-neonatal-outcomes
#20
Vanesa Robles, Marta F Riesco, David G Valcarce
Cryopreservation is a well-established technique commonly used in clinical practice. It is used widely for the conservation of gametes and embryos that will be used later for insemination or in vitro fertilization. However, several studies have shown that this technique can produce changes in messenger RNA levels, in the epigenome and induce DNA damage. Although the embryo has potent mechanisms for DNA repair, and molecular changes in spermatozoa are not necessarily reflected in the embryo, it is important to explore new molecular tests and diagnostic tools to design optimal cryopreservation protocols and avoid undesirable molecular alterations...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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