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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099727/association-of-biochemical-markers-with-the-severity-of-pre-eclampsia
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Ahmed M Maged, Gamal Aid, Nehal Bassiouny, Doaa S Eldin, Sherif Dahab, Nevein K Ghamry
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between pre-eclampsia severity and biochemical and ultrasonography markers. METHODS: A retrospective study was undertaken of women with severe pre-eclampsia (group 1, n=90), mild pre-eclampsia (group 2, n=90), or a normal pregnancy (group 3, n=90) who attended a hospital in Egypt in October 2013-April 2015. Associations between pre-eclampsia and biochemical, cardiotocography, and ultrasonography markers were investigated. RESULTS: There were significant differences between the groups in C-reactive protein (331...
February 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088651/limitations-in-biexponential-fitting-of-nmr-inversion-recovery-curves
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Mohammed Salman Shazeeb, Christopher H Sotak
NMR relaxation agents have long been employed as contrast agents in MRI. In many cases, the contrast agent is confined to either (i) the vascular and/or extracellular compartment (EC), as is the case with gadolinium(III)-based agents, or (ii) the intracellular compartment (IC), as is the case with manganese(II) ions. The compartmentalization of contrast agents often results in tissue-water (1)H relaxation profiles that are well modeled as biexponential. It has long been recognized that water exchange between compartments modifies the biexponential relaxation parameters (amplitudes and rate constants) from those that would be found in the absence of exchange...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088457/preformulation-characterization-stabilization-and-formulation-design-for-the-acrylodan-labeled-glucose-binding-protein-sm4-ac
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Neha Sahni, Rajoshi Chaudhuri, John M Hickey, Prakash Manikwar, Ajit D'Souza, Andrew Metters, Sangeeta B Joshi, C Russell Middaugh, David B Volkin
This study describes the physicochemical characterization, stabilization and formulation design of SM4-AC, an acrylodan labeled glucose/galactose binding protein for use in a continuous glucose monitoring device. The physical stability profile of SM4-AC as a function of pH and temperature was monitored using a combination of biophysical techniques and the resulting physical stability profile was visualized using an empirical phase diagram. Forced degradation chemical stability studies (Asn deamidation, Met oxidation) of SM4-AC were performed using a combination of capillary isoelectric focusing (cIEF), peptide mapping and reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076590/effect-of-maternal-exercises-on-biophysical-fetal-and-maternal-parameters-a-transversal-study
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Caroline Mombaque Dos Santos, Wendel Mombaque Dos Santos, Francisco Maximiliano Pancich Gallarreta, Camila Pigatto, Luiz Osório Cruz Portela, Edson Nunes de Morais
Objective: To evaluate the acute effects of maternal and fetal hemodynamic responses in pregnant women submitted to fetal Doppler and an aerobic physical exercise test according to the degree of effort during the activity and the impact on the well-being. Methods: Transversal study with low risk pregnant women, obtained by convenience sample with gestational age between 26 to 34 weeks. The participants carry out a progressive exercise test. Results: After the exercise session, reduced resistance (p=0...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074994/-normoglycemic-diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-pregnancy-report-of-one-case
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Margarita Rivas M, Pamela Belmar Z, Pilar Durruty A, Lilian Sanhueza M, Gloria López S
Normoglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis should be suspected in pregnant women presenting nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and anorexia. We report a 39 years old woman with a 32 weeks pregnancy who sought emergency care due to hyperemesis. She was hospitalized with the following diagnoses: pregnancy hypertension syndrome, gestational diabetes, morbid obesity and poor prenatal control. The evaluation of the feto-placental unit showed perception of fetal movements, non-reactive non-stress baseline record and a biophysical profile of 6/8...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074920/a-comprehensive-evaluation-of-the-activity-and-selectivity-profile-of-ligands-for-rgd-binding-integrins
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Tobias G Kapp, Florian Rechenmacher, Stefanie Neubauer, Oleg V Maltsev, Elisabetta A Cavalcanti-Adam, Revital Zarka, Ute Reuning, Johannes Notni, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Carlos Mas-Moruno, Joachim Spatz, Benjamin Geiger, Horst Kessler
Integrins, a diverse class of heterodimeric cell surface receptors, are key regulators of cell structure and behaviour, affecting cell morphology, proliferation, survival and differentiation. Consequently, mutations in specific integrins, or their deregulated expression, are associated with a variety of diseases. In the last decades, many integrin-specific ligands have been developed and used for modulation of integrin function in medical as well as biophysical studies. The IC50-values reported for these ligands strongly vary and are measured using different cell-based and cell-free systems...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071973/collagen-cross-linking-biophysical-biochemical-and-biological-response-analysis
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L Delgado, Kieran Fuller, Dimitrios I Zeugolis
Extracted forms of collagen are subjected to chemical cross-linking to enhance their stability. However, traditional cross-linking approaches are associated with toxicity and inflammation. This work investigates the stabilisation capacity, cytotoxicity and inflammatory response of collagen scaffolds cross-linked with glutaraldehyde, carbodiimide, 4-arm polyethylene glycol succinimidyl glutarate, genipin and oleuropein. Although all cross-linking methods reduced free amine groups, variable data were obtained with respect to denaturation temperature, resistance to collagenase digestion and mechanical properties...
January 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065847/a-drosophila-model-of-gdap1-function-reveals-the-involvement-of-insulin-signalling-in-the-mitochondria-dependent-neuromuscular-degeneration
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Víctor López Del Amo, Martina Palomino-Schätzlein, Marta Seco-Cervera, José Luis García-Giménez, Federico Vicente Pallardó, Antonio Pineda-Lucena, Máximo Ibo Galindo
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a rare peripheral neuropathy for which there is no specific treatment. Some forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth are due to mutations in the GDAP1 gene. A striking feature of mutations in GDAP1 is that they have a variable clinical manifestation, according to disease onset and progression, histology and mode of inheritance. Studies in cellular and animal models have revealed a role of GDAP1 in mitochondrial morphology and distribution, calcium homeostasis and oxidative stress. To get a better understanding of the disease mechanism we have generated models of over-expression and RNA interference of the Drosophila Gdap1 gene...
January 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062644/ligand-induced-conformational-changes-in-prolyl-oligopeptidase-a-kinetic-approach
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R Van Elzen, E Schoenmakers, I Brandt, P Van Der Veken, A M Lambeir
Most kinetic studies of prolyl oligopeptidase (PREP) were performed with the porcine enzyme using modified peptide substrates. Yet recent biophysical studies used the human homolog. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the kinetic behavior of human and porcine PREP, as well as to find a suitable method to study enzyme kinetics with an unmodified biological substrate. It was found that human PREP behaves identically to the porcine homolog, displaying a double bell-shaped pH profile and a pH-dependent solvent kinetic isotope effect of the kcat/Km, features that set it apart from the related exopeptidase dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP IV)...
January 5, 2017: Protein Engineering, Design & Selection: PEDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057542/an-fc-silenced-igg1-format-with-extended-half-life-designed-for-improved-stability
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M Jack Borrok, Neil Mody, Xiaojun Lu, Megan Kuhn, Herren Wu, William F Dall'Acqua, Ping Tsui
Multiple mutation combinations in the IgG Fc have been characterized to tailor immune effector function or IgG serum persistence to fit desired biological outcomes for monoclonal antibody therapeutics. An unintended consequence of introducing mutations in the Fc (particularly the CH2 domain) can be a reduction in biophysical stability which can correlate with increased aggregation propensity, poor manufacturability, and lower solubility. Herein, we characterize the changes in IgG conformational and colloidal stability when two sets of CH2 mutations "TM" (L234F/L235E/P331S) and "YTE" (M252Y/S254T/T256E) are combined to generate an antibody format lacking immune receptor binding and exhibiting extended half-life...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042668/leaf-water-18-o-and-2-h-enrichment-along-vertical-canopy-profiles-in-a-broadleaved-and-a-conifer-forest-tree
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Rebekka Bögelein, Frank M Thomas, Ansgar Kahmen
Distinguishing meteorological and plant mediated drivers of leaf water isotopic enrichment is prerequisite for ecological interpretations of stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopes in plant tissue. We measured input and leaf water δ(2) H and δ(18) O as well as micrometeorological and leaf morpho-physiological variables along a vertical gradient in a mature angiosperm (European beech) and gymnosperm (Douglas fir) tree. We used these variables and different enrichment models to quantify the influence of Péclet and non-steady state effects and of the biophysical drivers on leaf water enrichment...
January 1, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030651/retinal-lateral-inhibition-provides-the-biological-basis-of-long-range-spatial-induction
#12
Jihyun Yeonan-Kim, Marcelo Bertalmío
Retinal lateral inhibition is one of the conventional efficient coding mechanisms in the visual system that is produced by interneurons that pool signals over a neighborhood of presynaptic feedforward cells and send inhibitory signals back to them. Thus, the receptive-field (RF) of a retinal ganglion cell has a center-surround receptive-field (RF) profile that is classically represented as a difference-of-Gaussian (DOG) adequate for efficient spatial contrast coding. The DOG RF profile has been attributed to produce the psychophysical phenomena of brightness induction, in which the perceived brightness of an object is affected by that of its vicinity, either shifting away from it (brightness contrast) or becoming more similar to it (brightness assimilation) depending on the size of the surfaces surrounding the object...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029583/acr-appropriateness-criteria-assessment-of-fetal-well-being
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Lynn Simpson, Nadia J Khati, Sandeep P Deshmukh, Kika M Dudiak, Mukesh G Harisinghani, Tara L Henrichsen, Benjamin J Meyer, David A Nyberg, Liina Poder, Thomas D Shipp, Carolyn M Zelop, Phyllis Glanc
Although there is limited evidence that antepartum testing decreases the risk for fetal death in low-risk pregnancies, women with high-risk factors for stillbirth should undergo antenatal fetal surveillance. The strongest evidence supporting antepartum testing pertains to pregnancies complicated by intrauterine fetal growth restriction secondary to uteroplacental insufficiency. The main ultrasound-based modalities to determine fetal health are the biophysical profile, modified biophysical profile, and duplex Doppler velocimetry...
October 28, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026868/degeneracy-in-the-regulation-of-short-term-plasticity-and-synaptic-filtering-by-presynaptic-mechanisms
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Chinmayee L Mukunda, Rishikesh Narayanan
Information processing in neurons is known to emerge as a gestalt of pre- and post-synaptic filtering. However, the impact of presynaptic mechanisms on synaptic filters has not been quantitatively assessed. Here, we developed a biophysically-rooted, conductance-based model synapse that was endowed with six different voltage-gated ion channels, calcium pumps, calcium buffer and neurotransmitter-replenishment mechanisms in the presynaptic terminal. We tuned our model to match the short-term plasticity profile and band-pass structure of Schaffer collateral synapses, and performed sensitivity analyses to demonstrate that presynaptic voltage-gated ion channels regulated synaptic filters through changes in excitability and associated calcium influx...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025082/identification-of-g-quadruplex-dna-rna-binders-structure-based-virtual-screening-and-biophysical-characterization
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Roberta Rocca, Federica Moraca, Giosuè Costa, Matteo Nadai, Matteo Scalabrin, Carmine Talarico, Simona Distinto, Elias Maccioni, Francesco Ortuso, Anna Artese, Stefano Alcaro, Sara N Richter
BACKGROUND: Recent findings demonstrated that, in mammalian cells, telomere DNA (Tel) is transcribed into telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA), which is involved in fundamental biological processes, thus representing a promising anticancer target. For this reason, the discovery of dual (as well as selective) Tel/TERRA G-quadruplex (G4) binders could represent an innovative strategy to enhance telomerase inhibition. METHODS: Initially, docking simulations of known Tel and TERRA active ligands were performed on the 3D coordinates of bimolecular G4 Tel DNA (Tel2) and TERRA (TERRA2)...
December 23, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018355/biophysical-and-functional-characterization-of-rhesus-macaque-igg-subclasses
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Austin W Boesch, Nana Yaw Osei-Owusu, Andrew R Crowley, Thach H Chu, Ying N Chan, Joshua A Weiner, Pranay Bharadwaj, Rufus Hards, Mark E Adamo, Scott A Gerber, Sarah L Cocklin, Joern E Schmitz, Adam R Miles, Joshua W Eckman, Aaron J Belli, Keith A Reimann, Margaret E Ackerman
Antibodies raised in Indian rhesus macaques [Macaca mulatta (MM)] in many preclinical vaccine studies are often evaluated in vitro for titer, antigen-recognition breadth, neutralization potency, and/or effector function, and in vivo for potential associations with protection. However, despite reliance on this key animal model in translation of promising candidate vaccines for evaluation in first in man studies, little is known about the properties of MM immunoglobulin G (IgG) subclasses and how they may compare to human IgG subclasses...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995962/engineering-the-surface-properties-of-a-human-monoclonal-antibody-prevents-self-association-and-rapid-clearance-in-vivo
#17
Claire L Dobson, Paul W A Devine, Jonathan J Phillips, Daniel R Higazi, Christopher Lloyd, Bojana Popovic, Joanne Arnold, Andrew Buchanan, Arthur Lewis, Joanne Goodman, Christopher F van der Walle, Peter Thornton, Lisa Vinall, David Lowne, Anna Aagaard, Lise-Lotte Olsson, Anna Ridderstad Wollberg, Fraser Welsh, Theodoros K Karamanos, Clare L Pashley, Matthew G Iadanza, Neil A Ranson, Alison E Ashcroft, Alistair D Kippen, Tristan J Vaughan, Sheena E Radford, David C Lowe
Uncontrolled self-association is a major challenge in the exploitation of proteins as therapeutics. Here we describe the development of a structural proteomics approach to identify the amino acids responsible for aberrant self-association of monoclonal antibodies and the design of a variant with reduced aggregation and increased serum persistence in vivo. We show that the human monoclonal antibody, MEDI1912, selected against nerve growth factor binds with picomolar affinity, but undergoes reversible self-association and has a poor pharmacokinetic profile in both rat and cynomolgus monkeys...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992999/systematic-evaluation-of-biophysical-and-functional-characteristics-of-selenomethylene-locked-nucleic-acid-mediated-inhibition-of-mir-21
#18
Smita Nahar, Amrita Singh, Kunihiko Morihiro, Yoshihiro Moai, Tetsuya Kodama, Satoshi Obika, Souvik Maiti
miRNAs constitute an important layer of gene regulation mediated by sequence-specific targeting of mRNAs. Aberrant expression of miRNAs contributes to a host of pathological states. Promoting cancer, miR-21 is upregulated in variety of cancers and promotes tumor progresion by suppressing a network of tumor suppressor genes. Here we describe a novel class of bicyclic RNA analogues, selenomethylene-locked nucleic acid (SeLNA), that display high affinity, improved metabolic stability, and increased potency for miR-21 inhibition...
December 20, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990090/why-do-multiparous-women-with-a-history-of-vaginal-delivery-give-birth-by-cesarean-section
#19
Hale Göksever Çelik, Ayşegül Bestel, Engin Çelik, Alev Atış Aydın
OBJECTIVE: A cesarean section (C-section) is performed to deliver a baby through the mother's abdomen. In recent years, the rate of incidences requiring a C-section is steadily increasing all over the world. Advanced maternal age, chronic health problems, multiple pregnancies as a result of the development of assisted reproductive technologies, and an insufficient supplementary health network can be considered as the reasons why mothers and obstetricians prefer a C-section. Our study aimed to identify the risk factors for the need of C-section in women with a history of vaginal delivery...
2016: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980346/cytotoxic-gallium-complexes-containing-thiosemicarbazones-derived-from-9-anthraldehyde-molecular-docking-with-biomolecules
#20
Floyd A Beckford, Alyssa Brock, Antonio Gonzalez-Sarrías, Navindra P Seeram
We have synthesized a trio of gallium complexes bearing 9-anthraldehyde thiosemicarbazones. The complexes were assessed for their anticancer activity and their biophysical reactivity was also investigated. The three complexes displayed good cytotoxic profiles against two human colon cancer cell lines, HCT-116 and Caco-2. The IC50 ranged from 4.7 - 44.1 μM with the complex having an unsubstituted amino group on the thiosemicarbazone being the most active. This particular complex also showed a high therapeutic index...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Molecular Structure
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