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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884710/atmospheric-pulsed-laser-deposition-and-thermal-annealing-of-plasmonic-silver-nanoparticle-films
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Taj M Khan, Mubarak M Mujawar, Katarzyna E Siewerska, Anuj Pokle, Tony Donnelly, Niall McEvoy, Georg S Duesberg, James G Lunney
A new method for pulsed laser deposition of plasmonic silver nanoparticle films in flowing gas at atmospheric pressure is described. The ablation was done using an excimer laser at 248 nm. Fast optical imaging shows that the ablation plume is captured by the flowing gas, and is expected to form a nanoparticle aerosol, which is carried 5 - 20 mm to the substrate. The dependence of the deposition rate on laser fluence, gas flow velocity, and target-substrate distance was investigated using electron microscopy and absorption spectroscopy of the deposited films...
September 8, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860973/particle-tracking-facilitates-real-time-capable-motion-correction-in-2d-or-3d-two-photon-imaging-of-neuronal-activity
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Samira Aghayee, Daniel E Winkowski, Zachary Bowen, Erin E Marshall, Matt J Harrington, Patrick O Kanold, Wolfgang Losert
The application of 2-photon laser scanning microscopy (TPLSM) techniques to measure the dynamics of cellular calcium signals in populations of neurons is an extremely powerful technique for characterizing neural activity within the central nervous system. The use of TPLSM on awake and behaving subjects promises new insights into how neural circuit elements cooperatively interact to form sensory perceptions and generate behavior. A major challenge in imaging such preparations is unavoidable animal and tissue movement, which leads to shifts in the imaging location (jitter)...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851950/biomechanical-properties-of-predator-induced-body-armour-in-the-freshwater-crustacean-daphnia
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Sebastian Kruppert, Martin Horstmann, Linda C Weiss, Ulrich Witzel, Clemens F Schaber, Stanislav N Gorb, Ralph Tollrian
The freshwater crustacean Daphnia is known for its ability to develop inducible morphological defences that thwart predators. These defences are developed only in the presence of predators and are realized as morphological shape alterations e.g. 'neckteeth' in D. pulex and 'crests' in D. longicephala. Both are discussed to hamper capture, handling or consumption by interfering with the predator's prey capture devices. Additionally, D. pulex and some other daphniids were found to armour-up and develop structural alterations resulting in increased carapace stiffness...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844788/spatiotemporal-resolution-of-spinal-meningeal-and-parenchymal-inflammation-during-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Bandana Shrestha, Xi Jiang, Shujun Ge, Debayon Paul, Peter Chianchiano, Joel S Pachter
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) induced by active immunization of C57BL/6 mice with peptide from myelin oligodendrocyte protein (MOG35-55), is a neuroinflammatory, demyelinating disease widely recognized as an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS). Typically, EAE presents with an ascending course of paralysis, and inflammation that is predominantly localized to the spinal cord. Recent studies have further indicated that inflammation - in both MS and EAE - might initiate within the meninges and propagate from there to the underlying parenchyma...
August 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836259/cartilage-matrix-remodelling-differs-by-disease-state-and-joint-type
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M-F Hsueh, V B Kraus, P Önnerfjord
Dramatic alterations in mechanical properties have been documented for osteoarthritic (OA) cartilage. However, the matrix composition underlying these changes has not been mapped and their aetiology is not entirely understood. We hypothesised that an understanding of the cartilage matrix heterogeneity could provide insights into the origin of these OA-related alterations. We generated serial transverse cryo sections for 7 different cartilage conditions: 2 joint sites (knee and hip), 2 disease states (healthy and OA) and 3 tissue depths (superficial, middle and deep)...
August 24, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829423/multi-photon-time-lapse-imaging-to-visualize-development-in-real-time-visualization-of-migrating-neural-crest-cells-in-zebrafish-embryos
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Antionette L Williams, Brenda L Bohnsack
Congenital eye and craniofacial anomalies reflect disruptions in the neural crest, a transient population of migratory stem cells that give rise to numerous cell types throughout the body. Understanding the biology of the neural crest has been limited, reflecting a lack of genetically tractable models that can be studied in vivo and in real-time. Zebrafish is a particularly important developmental model for studying migratory cell populations, such as the neural crest. To examine neural crest migration into the developing eye, a combination of the advanced optical techniques of laser scanning microscopy with long wavelength multi-photon fluorescence excitation was implemented to capture high-resolution, three-dimensional, real-time videos of the developing eye in transgenic zebrafish embryos, namely Tg(sox10:EGFP) and Tg(foxd3:GFP), as sox10 and foxd3 have been shown in numerous animal models to regulate early neural crest differentiation and likely represent markers for neural crest cells...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725020/neuronal-imaging-with-ultrahigh-dynamic-range-multiphoton-microscopy
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Ruohui Yang, Timothy D Weber, Ellen D Witkowski, Ian G Davison, Jerome Mertz
Multiphoton microscopes are hampered by limited dynamic range, preventing weak sample features from being detected in the presence of strong features, or preventing the capture of unpredictable bursts in sample strength. We present a digital electronic add-on technique that vastly improves the dynamic range of a multiphoton microscope while limiting potential photodamage. The add-on provides real-time negative feedback to regulate the laser power delivered to the sample, and a log representation of the sample strength to accommodate ultrahigh dynamic range without loss of information...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651457/metallosis-in-a-dog-as-a-long-term-complication-following-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Mallory J DiVincenzo, Galit H Frydman, Michael P Kowaleski, Charles R Vanderburg, Barry Lai, Trisha J Oura, Samuel H Jennings
Metallosis is the accumulation of metallic debris in soft tissues resulting from wear following total joint replacement. A dog was evaluated for lameness 4 years after total hip arthroplasty using a titanium alloy and cobalt chromium total hip system. Radiographs revealed severe acetabular component wear, implant-bone interface deterioration, and peri-acetabular osteolysis. During surgical revision, black periarticular tissue surrounded the implants. Histologically, there was fibrosis and granulomatous inflammation with abundant, intra- and extracellular, black, granular material and smaller amounts of clear punctate to acicular material...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620228/a-sensory-material-approach-for-reducing-variability-in-additively-manufactured-metal-parts
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B E Franco, J Ma, B Loveall, G A Tapia, K Karayagiz, J Liu, A Elwany, R Arroyave, I Karaman
Despite the recent growth in interest for metal additive manufacturing (AM) in the biomedical and aerospace industries, variability in the performance, composition, and microstructure of AM parts remains a major impediment to its widespread adoption. The underlying physical mechanisms, which cause variability, as well as the scale and nature of variability are not well understood, and current methods are ineffective at capturing these details. Here, a Nickel-Titanium alloy is used as a sensory material in order to quantitatively, and rather rapidly, observe compositional and/or microstructural variability in selective laser melting manufactured parts; thereby providing a means to evaluate the role of process parameters on the variability...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617725/depth-profile-assessment-of-the-early-phase-deposition-of-lysozyme-on-soft-contact-lens-materials-using-a-novel-in-vitro-eye-model
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Han Qiao, Chau-Minh Phan, Hendrik Walther, Lakshman N Subbaraman, Lyndon Jones
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the location of fluorescently labeled lysozyme on commercial contact lenses (CLs) using an in vitro eye model that simulates tear volume, tear flow, air exposure, and mechanical wear. METHODS: One commercially available conventional hydrogel CL material (etafilcon A) and three silicone hydrogel CL materials (balafilcon A, lotrafilcon B, and senofilcon A) were evaluated in this study. The CLs were mounted on the in vitro eye model and exposed to artificial tear fluid containing fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-labeled lysozyme for 2 and 10 hrs...
June 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612040/double-shot-mev-electron-diffraction-and-microscopy
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P Musumeci, D Cesar, J Maxson
In this paper, we study by numerical simulations a time-resolved MeV electron scattering mode where two consecutive electron pulses are used to capture the evolution of a material sample on 10 ps time scales. The two electron pulses are generated by illuminating a photocathode in a radiofrequency photogun by two short laser pulses with adjustable delay. A streak camera/deflecting cavity is used after the sample to project the two electron bunches on two well separated regions of the detector screen. By using sufficiently short pulses, the 2D spatial information from each snapshot can be preserved...
July 2017: Structural Dynamics (Melville, N.Y.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556892/a-novel-method-to-analyse-in-vivo-the-physiological-state-and-cell-viability-of-phototrophic-microorganisms-by-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy-using-a-dual-laser
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Laia Millach, Aleix Obiol, Antonio Solé, Isabel Esteve
Phototrophic microorganisms are very abundant in extreme environments, where are subjected to frequent and strong changes in environmental parameters. Nevertheless, little is known about the physiological effects of these changing environmental conditions on viability of these microorganisms, which are difficult to grow in solid media and have the tendency to form aggregates. For that reason, it is essential to develop methodologies that provide data in short time consuming, in vivo and with minimal manipulating the samples, in response to distinct stress conditions...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501997/using-laser-capture-microdissection-to-isolate-cortical-laminae-in-nonhuman-primate-brain
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Brian A Corgiat, Claudius Mueller
Laser capture microdissection (LCM) is a technique that allows procurement of an enriched cell population from a heterogeneous tissue sample under direct microscopic visualization. Fundamentally, laser capture microdissection consists of three main steps: (1) visualizing the desired cell population by microscopy, (2) melting a thermolabile polymer onto the desired cell populations using infrared laser energy to form a polymer-cell composite (capture method) or photovolatizing a region of tissue using ultraviolet laser energy (cutting method), and (3) removing the desired cell population from the heterogeneous tissue...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491859/autophagy-in-kidney-transplants-of-sirolimus-treated-recipients
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Sagar Bhayana, Arpita Baisantry, Thomas D Kraemer, Christoph Wrede, Jan Hegermann, Jan-Hinrich Bräsen, Clemens Bockmeyer, Jan Ulrich Becker, Matthias Ochs, Wilfried Gwinner, Hermann Haller, Anette Melk, Roland Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors are increasingly used as immunosuppressive agents in kidney transplantation. In the experimental setting it has been shown that mTOR inhibitors promote autophagy, but the concept that this might also occur in transplant patients has not been addressed. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to investigate the association between mTOR inhibition and autophagy in renal transplants under routine clinical conditions...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447987/live-cell-imaging-and-3d-analysis-of-angiotensin-receptor-type-1a-trafficking-in-transfected-human-embryonic-kidney-cells-using-confocal-microscopy
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Parnika Kadam, Ryan McAllister, Jeffrey S Urbach, Kathryn Sandberg, Susette C Mueller
Live-cell imaging is used to simultaneously capture time-lapse images of angiotensin type 1a receptors (AT1aR) and intracellular compartments in transfected human embryonic kidney-293 (HEK) cells following stimulation with angiotensin II (Ang II). HEK cells are transiently transfected with plasmid DNA containing AT1aR tagged with enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP). Lysosomes are identified with a red fluorescent dye. Live-cell images are captured on a laser scanning confocal microscope after Ang II stimulation and analyzed by software in three dimensions (3D, voxels) over time...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436646/filaments-with-affinity-binding-and-wet-strength-can-be-achieved-by-spinning-bifunctional-cellulose-nanofibrils
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Maija Vuoriluoto, Hannes Orelma, Meri Lundahl, Maryam Borghei, Orlando J Rojas
We demonstrate benzophenone (BP) conjugation via amine-reactive esters onto oxidized cellulosic fibers that were used as precursors, after microfluidization, of photoactive cellulose nanofibrils (CNF). From these fibrils, cellulose I filaments were synthesized by hydrogel spinning in an antisolvent followed by fast biradical UV cross-linking. As a result, the wet BP-CNF filaments retained extensively the original dry strength (a remarkable ∼80% retention). Thus, the principal limitation of these emerging materials was overcome (the wet tensile strength is typically <0...
May 3, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399039/characterization-of-corneal-involvement-in-eyes-with-mucous-membrane-pemphigoid-by-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy
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Tudor C Tepelus, Jianyan Huang, SriniVas R Sadda, Olivia L Lee
PURPOSE: To describe the morphological features of the corneal epithelial layers, subbasal nerve plexus, stroma, and endothelium in patients with mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) as shown by in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM). METHODS: Central corneal images were captured from 10 healthy age-matched control eyes and 30 eyes with clinically diagnosed MMP by in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy (HRT III RCM). Morphological changes of the corneal epithelial layers, stroma, and endothelium, characteristics of corneal nerves, and presence of inflammatory dendritic cells (DCs) were evaluated...
April 10, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395300/noninvasive-quantification-of-retinal-microglia-using-widefield-autofluorescence-imaging
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Despina Kokona, Nadia Schneider, Helena Giannakaki-Zimmermann, Joel Jovanovic, Andreas Ebneter, Martin Zinkernagel
Purpose: To validate widefield autofluorescence (AF) in vivo imaging of the retina in mice expressing green fluorescent protein (gfp) in microglia, and to monitor retinal microglia reconstitution in vivo after lethal irradiation and bone marrow transplantation. Methods: Transgenic Cx3cr1gfp/gfp and wildtype Balb/c mice were used in this study. A confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope was used for AF imaging with a 55° and a widefield 102° lens. Intrasession reproducibility was assessed for each lens...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364649/biochar-and-enhanced-phosphate-capture-mapping-mechanisms-to-functional-properties
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Jessica G Shepherd, Stephen Joseph, Saran P Sohi, Kate V Heal
A multi-technique analysis was performed on a range of biochar materials derived from secondary organic resources and aimed at sustainable recovery and re-use of wastewater phosphorus (P). Our purpose was to identify mechanisms of P capture in biochar and thereby inform its future optimisation as a sustainable P fertiliser. The biochar feedstock comprised pellets of anaerobically digested sewage sludge (PAD) or pellets of the same blended in the ratio 9:1 with ochre sourced from minewater treatment (POCAD), components which have limited alternative economic value...
July 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294302/polyclonal-and-monoclonal-igg-binding-on-protein-a-resins-evidence-of-competitive-binding-effects
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Justin Weinberg, Shaojie Zhang, Gillian Crews, Edward Healy, Giorgio Carta, Todd Przybycien
Protein A (ProA) chromatography is used extensively in the biopharmaceutical industry for the selective capture of both polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). This work provides a comparison of the adsorptive behavior of a highly heterogeneous polyclonal hIgG versus that of a mAb as well as the behavior of their mixtures on representative ProA resins. Both pH gradient elution and frontal loading experiments using human polyclonal IgG (hIgG) reveal a distribution of IgG-ProA binding strengths likely associated with multiple IgG subclasses and the heterogeneity of the variable region...
March 14, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
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