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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735416/super-resolution-microscopical-localization-of-dopamine-receptors-1-and-2-in-rat-hippocampal-synaptosomes
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Andras G Miklosi, Giorgia Del Favero, Tanja Bulat, Harald Höger, Ryuichi Shigemoto, Doris Marko, Gert Lubec
Although dopamine receptors D1 and D2 play key roles in hippocampal function, their synaptic localization within the hippocampus has not been fully elucidated. In order to understand precise functions of pre- or postsynaptic dopamine receptors (DRs), the development of protocols to differentiate pre- and postsynaptic DRs is essential. So far, most studies on determination and quantification of DRs did not discriminate between subsynaptic localization. Therefore, the aim of the study was to generate a robust workflow for the localization of DRs...
July 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735407/determination-of-polyamines-by-dansylation-benzoylation-and-capillary-electrophoresis
#2
Gounipalli Veeranagamallaiah, Chinta Sudhakar
Polyamines are polycationic nitrogenous compounds that accumulate in plants exposed to abiotic stresses. In higher animals, they influence gene expression, brain development, and nerve growth and regeneration. Because of their known roles in plant stress responses, quantitative determination of polyamines is very important. Polyamines in their native form cannot be detected by optical and/or electrochemical methods as they do not show any structural features, and hence derivatization of polyamines is essential to make them to produce either chromophores or fluorescence...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735321/betaine-improves-polymer-grade-d-lactic-acid-production-by-sporolactobacillus-inulinus-using-ammonia-as-green-neutralizer
#3
Guoping Lv, Chengchuan Che, Li Li, Shujing Xu, Wanyi Guan, Baohua Zhao, Jiansong Ju
The traditional CaCO3-based fermentation process generates huge amount of insoluble CaSO4 waste. To solve this problem, we have developed an efficient and green D-lactic acid fermentation process by using ammonia as neutralizer. The 106.7 g/L of D-lactic acid production and 0.89 g per g of consumed sugar were obtained by Sporolactobacillus inulinus CASD with a high optical purity of 99.7% by adding 100 mg/L betaine in the simple batch fermentation process. The addition of betaine was experimentally proven to protect cell at high concentration of ammonium ion, increase the D-lactate dehydrogenase specific activity and thus promote the production of D-lactic acid...
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735221/physicochemical-properties-of-ionic-and-non-ionic-biocompatible-hydrogels-in-water-and-cell-culture-conditions-relation-with-type-of-morphologies-of-bovine-fetal-fibroblasts-in-contact-with-the-surfaces
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Rebeca Rivero, Fabrisio Alustiza, Virginia Capella, Cecilia Liaudat, Nancy Rodriguez, Pablo Bosch, Cesar Barbero, Claudia Rivarola
Cationic, anionic and non-ionic hydrogels having acrylamide polymer backbones were synthesized via free radical polymerization with N,N-methylenebisacrylamide (BIS) as crosslinker. The chemical structures of the hydrogels were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Physicochemical properties such as swelling kinetic, maximum swelling capacity, volume phase transition temperature (VPTT) and wettability (static water contact angle) of hydrogels swollen in aqueous and cell culture medium, at room and cell culture temperatures were studied...
July 11, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735219/electrodeposition-to-construct-free-standing-chitosan-layered-double-hydroxides-hydro-membrane-for-electrically-triggered-protein-release
#5
Pengkun Zhao, Yanan Zhao, Ling Xiao, Hongbing Deng, Yumin Du, Yun Chen, Xiaowen Shi
In this study, we report the electrodeposition of a chitosan/layered double hydroxides (LDHs) hydro-membrane for protein release triggered by an electrical signal. The electrodeposition was performed in a chitosan and insulin loaded LDHs suspension in the absence of salt. A free-standing chitosan/LDHs hydro-membrane was generated on the electrode with improved mechanical properties, which is dramatically different from the weak hydrogel deposited in the presence of salt. The amount of LDHs in the hydro-membrane affects the optical transmittance and multilayered structure of the hybrid membrane...
July 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735188/photoelectrochemical-pec-studies-on-cu2sns3-cts-thin-films-deposited-by-chemical-bath-deposition-method
#6
H D Shelke, A C Lokhande, J H Kim, C D Lokhande
Cu2SnS3 (CTS) thin films have been successfully deposited on a cost-effective stainless steel substrate by simple and inexpensive chemical bath deposition (CBD) method. The films are deliberated in provisos of their structural, morphological, optical and photoelectrochemical (PEC) properties before and after annealing treatment, using various physico-chemical techniques. The XRD studies showed the formation of triclinic phase of CTS films with nanocrystalline structure. Also, the crystallinity is enhanced with annealing and the secondary phase of Cu2S observed...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735174/tetherless-near-infrared-control-of-brain-activity-in-behaving-animals-using-fully-implantable-upconversion-microdevices
#7
Ying Wang, Xudong Lin, Xi Chen, Xian Chen, Zhen Xu, Wenchong Zhang, Qinghai Liao, Xin Duan, Xin Wang, Ming Liu, Feng Wang, Jufang He, Peng Shi
Many nanomaterials can be used as sensors or transducers in biomedical research and they form the essential components of transformative novel biotechnologies. In this study, we present an all-optical method for tetherless remote control of neural activity using fully implantable micro-devices based on upconversion technology. Upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) were used as transducers to convert near-infrared (NIR) energy to visible light in order to stimulate neurons expressing different opsin proteins. In our setup, UCNPs were packaged in a glass micro-optrode to form an implantable device with superb long-term biocompatibility...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735134/intraventricular-meningioma-resection-with-post-operative-ischemia-of-the-lateral-geniculate-nucleus
#8
Saman Sizdahkhani, Stephen T Magill, Michael W McDermott
BACKGROUND: Intraventricular meningiomas (IVMs) comprise 0.5-3% of intracranial meningiomas. They often cause obstructive hydrocephalus and are commonly treated with surgical resection or stereotactic radiosurgery. OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical approaches and resection techniques needed to approach intraventricular tumors, while highlighting the eloquent anatomy and blood supply surrounding the ventricular system in order to avoid neurological injury. METHODS: Two cases of left atrial IVMs that were complicated by postoperative lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) ischemia and resultant temporary contralateral quadrantanopia are described...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735013/simultaneous-intrinsic-signal-imaging-of-auditory-and-visual-cortex-reveals-profound-effects-of-acute-hearing-loss-on-visual-processing
#9
Manuel Teichert, Jürgen Bolz
It has been suggested that primary sensory cortices do not work in isolation but receive subthreshold inputs originating from other senses. However, repercussions of an acute loss of one sense on multimodal sensory processing remain elusive. Here we investigated the early effects of acute hearing loss on visual processing in adult mice. For this, we developed a method to simultaneously map the primary auditory (A1) and visual cortex (V1) using periodic intrinsic optical imaging. We found that reducing sound evoked A1 responsiveness due to the induction of conductive hearing loss (CHL) led to a concomitant increase of visually driven V1 activity...
July 19, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734996/the-design-of-novel-visible-light-driven-ag-cdo-as-smart-nanocomposite-for-photodegradation-of-different-dye-contaminants
#10
K Saravanakumar, V Muthuraj, M Jeyaraj
In this paper, we report a novel visible light driven Ag/CdO photocatalyst, fabricated for the first time via one pot hydrothermal method and further applied for the photodegradation of two important exemplar water contaminants, Malachite green and Acid Orange 7. The microstructure, composition and optical properties of Ag/CdO nanocomposites were thoroughly investigated by various techniques. Scanning electron microscopy clearly shows that Ag NPs were strongly embedded between the CdO nanoparticles. Among the series of synthesized Ag/CdO nanocomposites, (5%) Ag/CdO nanocomposite possesses enhanced photocatalytic activity...
July 17, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734985/safety-of-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-using-fiber-optic-based-contact-force-sensing
#11
Moussa Mansour, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Douglas Packer, John D Day, Srijoy Mahapatra, Kyle Brunner, Vivek Reddy, Andrea Natale
BACKGROUND: While the body of evidence showing the benefit of contact force (CF) sensing catheters in improving AF ablation success rate is growing, real-world safety data of this technology are limited. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to report the complication rate in patients undergoing ablation using one specific CF sensing catheter (TactiCath™Quartz Contact Force Ablation Catheter (Abbott, St Paul, MN)) in a large worldwide database. METHODS: - User-reported adverse event data from January 2014 - December 2015 was reviewed for the ablation catheter...
July 19, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734913/uncovered-culprit-plaque-ruptures-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography-and-intravascular-ultrasound-with-imap
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Mikkel Hougaard, Henrik Steen Hansen, Per Thayssen, Lisbeth Antonsen, Lisette Okkels Jensen
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the incidence and course of healing of uncovered plaque ruptures (PR) following primary percutaneous coronary intervention. BACKGROUND: The infarct-related occlusion is frequently located at the lesion site with maximum thrombus burden, whereas the culprit PR may be situated more proximally or distally. METHODS: Uncovered PR in segments adjacent to the stent were identified by optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound using iMap (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, Massachusetts) within 48 h and after 12 months...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734911/plaque-rupture-in-coronary-atherosclerosis-is-associated-with-increased-plaque-structural-stress
#13
Charis Costopoulos, Yuan Huang, Adam J Brown, Patrick A Calvert, Stephen P Hoole, Nick E J West, Jonathan H Gillard, Zhongzhao Teng, Martin R Bennett
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify the determinants of plaque structural stress (PSS) and the relationship between PSS and plaques with rupture. BACKGROUND: Plaque rupture is the most common cause of myocardial infarction, occurring particularly in higher risk lesions such as fibroatheromas. However, prospective intravascular ultrasound-virtual histology studies indicate that <10% higher risk plaques cause clinical events over 3 years, indicating that other factors also determine plaque rupture...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734901/gastroresistant-oral-peptide-for-fluorescence-imaging-of-colonic-inflammation
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Paola Luciani, Ander Estella-Hermoso de Mendoza, Tommaso Casalini, Silvia Lang, Kirstin Atrott, Marianne R Spalinger, Anna Pratsinis, Jens Sobek, Isabelle Frey-Wagner, Jens Schumacher, Jean-Christophe Leroux, Gerhard Rogler
The use of molecular markers for inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract could empower optical imaging modalities for early diagnosis and eventually personalized timely treatments. A major hurdle to the widespread use of functional fluorescence imaging is the absence of suitable contrast agents, in particular to be administered via the oral route due to the usual proteolytic susceptibility of the biomarkers. By designing a retro-inverso peptide, starting from a previously described sequence specific for N-cadherin, we achieved resistance to gastrointestinal degradation and even slightly improved specificity towards the target, both in ex vivo and in vivo experimental colitis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734875/investigation-of-the-feasibility-of-non-invasive-optical-sensors-for-the-quantitative-assessment-of-dehydration
#15
Cobus Visser, Eduard Kieser, Kiran Dellimore, Dawie van den Heever, Johan Smith
This study explores the feasibility of prospectively assessing infant dehydration using four non-invasive, optical sensors based on the quantitative and objective measurement of various clinical markers of dehydration. The sensors were investigated to objectively and unobtrusively assess the hydration state of an infant based on the quantification of capillary refill time (CRT), skin recoil time (SRT), skin temperature profile (STP) and skin tissue hydration by means of infrared spectrometry (ISP). To evaluate the performance of the sensors a clinical study was conducted on a cohort of 10 infants (aged 6-36 months) with acute gastroenteritis...
July 19, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734817/detection-of-functional-change-in-preperimetric-and-perimetric-glaucoma-using-10-2-matrix-perimetry
#16
Kyoung In Jung, Chan Kee Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate an effective functional strategy for detecting glaucomatous damage of the macula in preperimetric to perimetric glaucoma DESIGN: Cross-sectional study METHODS: Preperimetric glaucoma patients (n=102) and perimetric glaucoma patients (n=88) with isolated paracentral scotoma or combined paracentral scotoma were enrolled in this study. Global and sectoral mean sensitivities (MS) were evaluated using 10-2 standard automated perimetry (SAP) with a stimulus of sizes III (0...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734815/progressive-macula-vessel-density-loss-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-a-longitudinal-study
#17
Takuhei Shoji, Linda M Zangwill, Tadamichi Akagi, Luke J Saunders, Adeleh Yarmohammadi, Patricia Isabel C Manalastas, Rafaella C Penteado, Robert N Weinreb
PURPOSE: To characterize the rate of macula vessel density loss in primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), glaucoma suspect, and healthy eyes. DESIGN: Longitudinal, observational cohort from the Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study. METHODS: One hundred eyes (32 POAG, 30 glaucoma suspect and 38 healthy) followed for at least one year with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) imaging on at least two visits were included. Vessel density was calculated in the macula superficial layer...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734813/incidence-and-types-of-pediatric-nystagmus
#18
David L Nash, Nancy N Diehl, Brian G Mohney
PURPOSE: To report the incidence, prevalent subtypes and clinical characteristics of pediatric nystagmus diagnosed over a 30-year period. DESIGN: Retrospective, population-based study METHODS: Using the Rochester Epidemiology Project, the medical records of all children (<19 years) diagnosed as residents in Olmsted County, Minnesota with any form of nystagmus from January 1, 1976, through December 31, 2005, were reviewed. RESULTS: Seventy-one children were diagnosed during the 30-year period, yielding an annual incidence of 6...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734811/treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-quiescent-choroidal-neovascularization-in-geographic-atrophy-secondary-to-non-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Vittorio Capuano, Alexandra Miere, Lea Querques, Riccardo Sacconi, Adriano Carnevali, Francesca Amoroso, Francesco Bandello, Eric H Souied, Giuseppe Querques
PURPOSE: To describe the characteristics and natural history of quiescent choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to non-exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) through multimodal imaging. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with quiescent CNV were analyzed in two high-volume referral centers. Imaging features obtained using fluorescein angiography (FA), indocyanine green angiography (ICGA), structural optical-coherence-tomography (OCT), and OCT-Angiography (OCT-A) were noted at first presentation and during the study period...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734810/retinal-pigment-epithelium-humps-in-high-myopia
#20
Alessandro Marchese, Adriano Carnevali, Riccardo Sacconi, Teresa Centoducati, Lea Querques, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
PURPOSE: To report on the presence of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) humps in high myopia, and to describe the distinctive features from pathological PEDs and choroidal neovascularizations (CNVs). DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. METHODS: Charts and imaging studies of highly myopic patients presenting between September 2015 and February 2017 at a university teaching hospital were consecutively reviewed. All patients underwent spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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