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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156758/development-of-novel-long-noncoding-rna-malat1-near-infrared-optical-probes-for-in-vivo-tumour-imaging
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Meng-Jie Dong, Cai-Qin Wang, Guo-Lin Wang, Yue-Hong Wang, Zhen-Feng Liu
With the advent of next-generation sequencing technology, there is rapidly increasing interest in long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs). The objectives of this study were to develop a novel lncRNA MALAT1 near-infrared optical probe, to evaluate the characteristics of this optical imaging probe in vitro and to determine whether it can be used for imaging MALAT1 expression in malignant tumours in vivo. Conjugation of Cy5.5 to MALAT1 ASO was accomplished using standard NHS (N-hydroxysuccinimide) ester procedures, and the labelled MALAT1 ASO was purified with a Glen-Pak DNA Purification Cartridge and reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155281/effect-of-oregano-essential-oil-and-carvacrol-on-cryptosporidium-parvum-infectivity-in-hct-8-cells
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Shashank Gaur, Theresa B Kuhlenschmidt, Mark S Kuhlenschmidt, Juan E Andrade
Cryptosporidium parvum is the second leading cause of persistent diarrhea among children in low-resource settings. This study examined the effect of oregano essential oil (OEO) and carvacrol (CV) on inhibition of C. parvum infectivity in vitro. HCT-8 cells were seeded (1×10(6)) in 96-well microtiter plates until confluency. Cell viability and infectivity were assessed by seeding HCT-8 cell monolayers with C. parvum oocysts (1×10(4)) in two modalities: 1) 4h co-culture with bioactive (0-250μg/mL) followed by washing and incubation (48h, 37°C, 5% CO2) in bioactive-free media; and 2) 4h co-culture of C...
November 15, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154787/functionalization-of-paramagnetic-nanoparticles-for-protein-immobilization-and-purification
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Lara A B C Carneiro, Richard J Ward
A paramagnetic nanocomposite coated with chitosan and N-(5-Amino-1-carboxy-pentyl) iminodiacetic acid (NTA) that is suitable for protein immobilization applications has been prepared and characterized. The nanoparticle core was synthesized by controlled aggregation of Fe3O4 under alkaline conditions, and Transmission Electron Microscopy revealed a size distribution of 10-50 nm. The nanoparticle core was coated with chitosan and derivatized with glutaraldehyde and NTA, as confirmed by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy...
November 14, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152072/platelet-derived-tgf-%C3%AE-promotes-cervical-carcinoma-cell-growth-by-suppressing-klf6-expression
#4
Ao-Di He, Shao-Ping Wang, Wen Xie, Wei Song, Shuo Miao, Ru-Ping Yang, Ying Zhu, Ji-Zhou Xiang, Zhang-Yin Ming
Platelets in the primary tumor microenvironment play crucial roles in regulating tumor growth, metastasis, and angiogenesis, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here, we show that platelet releasates exhibited a proliferative effect on HeLa cells, and this effect correlated with a reduction of KLF6 expression. After incubation with either washed human platelets or collagen-related peptide (CRP) activated platelet releasates, expression of KLF6 in the HeLa cervical tumor cell line was markedly reduced...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143065/-complex-joint-reconstruction-and-joint-transplantation-with-the-flocsat-concept-planning-and-surgical-implementation
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C Krettek, J-D Clausen, C Neunaber
Cartilage defects in adult patients are so far incurable. Fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is based on the insertion of mature, living, mechanically sound hyaline cartilage into an osteochondral defect where it undergoes osseointegration. Intact hyaline cartilage of OCA does not cause immune reactions in the recipient. Many reports show that small OCA have good osseointegration and show good long-term results. These observations have been incorporated into the development of the fresh large (> 10 cm(2)) osteochondral shell allograft transplantation (FLOCSAT) concept, which is based on the following principles: 1) the thickness of the osseous layer should be kept as thin as possible (target < 6-8 mm) so that the transplant remains stable and fixable...
November 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138107/effect-of-low-frequency-electrical-stimulation-on-the-high-k-induced-neuronal-hyperexcitability-in-rat-hippocampal-slices
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Zahra Ghasemi, Nima Naderi, Amir Shojaei, Mohammad Reza Raoufy, Nooshin Ahmadirad, Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh
Low-frequency electrical stimulation (LFS) is a potential therapeutic method for epilepsy treatment. However, the effect of different LFS characteristics including the number of pulses, intensity and the time of application on its antiepileptic action has not been completely determined. In the present study, epileptiform activity (EA) was induced in hippocampal slices by high-K(+) solution which was washed out after 20 min. The changes in the electrophysiological properties of CA1 pyramidal neurons were measured during and 30 min after EA using whole-cell patch-clamp recording...
November 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136898/aerosol-dilution-as-a-simple-strategy-for-analysis-of-complex-samples-by-icp-ms
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Ariane I Barros, Fernanda C Pinheiro, Clarice D B Amaral, Rodolfo Lorençatto, Joaquim A Nóbrega
This study investigated the capability of High Matrix Introduction (HMI) strategy for analysis of dialysis solution and urine samples using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The use of HMI enables the direct introduction of urine samples and dialysis solutions 2-fold diluted with 0.14molL(-1) HNO3. Bismuth, Ge, Ir, Li, Pt, Rh, Sc and Tl were evaluated as internal standards for Al, Ag, As, Be, Cd, Cr, Pb, Sb, Se, Tl, and Hg determination in dialysis solution and As, Cd, Hg and Pb determination in urine samples...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136399/proteinaceous-sperm-motility-inhibitory-factor-from-the-female-indian-garden-lizard-calotes-versicolor
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Goutham Shankar, Shubhashree Uppangala, Satish K Adiga, Belinda Willard, Bhadravathi K C Sagar, Ruth S K Titus, Gopal K Marathe
Female sperm storage is an intriguing adaptation exhibited by a wide array of both vertebrates and invertebrates. The mechanisms underlying female sperm storage have remained elusive. Using the Indian garden lizard Calotes versicolor as a model organism, we investigated the role of low and high molecular weight factors in this phenomenon. Previously, we demonstrated three distinct phases of the reproductive cycle in this animal with live, motile spermatozoa recovered from the uterovaginal region during the reproductive phase...
November 15, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136006/lipopolysaccharide-potentiates-platelet-responses-via-toll-like-receptor-4-stimulated-akt-erk-pla2-signalling
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Maria E Lopes Pires, Simon R Clarke, Sisi Marcondes, Jonathan M Gibbins
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from the cell envelope of Gram-negative bacteria is a principal cause of the symptoms of sepsis. LPS has been reported to modulate the function of platelets although the underlying mechanisms of LPS action in these cells remain unclear. Platelets express the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) which serves as a receptor for LPS, although the potential role of TLR4 and associated cell signalling in controlling platelet responses to LPS has not been extensively explored. In this study, we therefore investigated the actions of LPS prepared from different strains of Escherichia coli on platelet function, the underlying signalling mechanisms, and the potential role of TLR4 in orchestrating these...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133139/methemoglobin-reductase-activity-in-intact-fish-red-blood-cells
#10
Frank B Jensen, Karsten Nielsen
Red blood cells (RBCs) possess methemoglobin reductase activity that counters the ongoing oxidation of hemoglobin (Hb) to methemoglobin (metHb), which in circulating blood is caused by Hb autoxidation or reactions with nitrite. We describe an assay for determining metHb reductase activity in intact RBCs in physiological saline at normal Pco2 and pH. After initial loading of oxygenated RBCs with nitrite (partly oxidizing Hb to metHb), the nitrite is removed by three washes of the RBCs in nitrite-free physiological saline to enable the detection of RBC metHb reductase activity in the absence of counteracting oxidation...
November 10, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126869/an-investigation-of-endocytosis-of-targeted-nanoparticles-in-a-shear-flow-by-a-statistical-approach
#11
Fan Bai, Jie Wu, Ren Sun
The receptor-ligand mediated endocytosis of nanoparticles by endothelium cells in a shear flow is investigated theoretically. A set of population balance equations is used to calculate the number of endocytosed nanoparticles of diameters about 100 nm for a given period of time. Hydrodynamic analysis reveals that whether a wash-out procedure is effective to remove incompletely endocytosed nanoparticles depends on the bond formation and rupture rates rather than the shear rate since the rupture rate of bonds linking nanoparticles and endothelium cells does not change with the shear rate appreciably...
November 7, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126395/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-small-cell-carcinoma-in-urinary-bladder-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Meixiang Zhang, Chengcheng Niu, Ming Zhang, Qinghai Peng, Minzhi Ouyang
BACKGROUND: Small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder (SCCB) is a relatively rare malignant bladder tumor, and few reports have investigated the microvasculature of SCCB imaged using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). CASE PRESENTATION: A 63-year-old female was admitted to our hospital after experiencing painless gross hematuria for one week. The gray-scale ultrasound (US) demonstrated a 4.8 × 3.4 × 3.6-cm(3) hypoechoic mass in the apex of the urinary bladder with a wide base and an irregular surface; the mass did not move with changes in body position...
November 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125999/preclinical-evaluation-of-heat-denatured-18-f-fdg-labeled-red-blood-cells-for-detecting-splenic-tissues-with-pet-in-rats
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Yohji Matsusaka, Tadaki Nakahara, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Yu Iwabuchi, Yuji Ogata, Chiyoko Nishime, Mayumi Kajimura, Masahiro Jinzaki
INTRODUCTION: Heat-denatured (99m)Tc-labeled red blood cells (RBCs) are used for detecting splenic tissues with scintigraphy. The present study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of using heat-denatured [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose ([(18)F]FDG)-labeled RBCs in detecting splenic tissues using positron emission tomography (PET) in rats. METHODS: RBCs were washed with phosphate buffered saline, labeled with [(18)F]FDG at 38°C, and heat-denatured at 50°C for 15 min. In vitro stability was assessed by measuring extracellular radioactivity during the 0-180 min incubation at 37°C...
September 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120945/a-comparison-of-red-cell-rejuvenation-versus-mechanical-washing-for-the-prevention-of-transfusion-associated-organ-injury-in-swine
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Marcin J Woźniak, Saqib Qureshi, Nikol Sullo, William Dott, Rebecca Cardigan, Michael Wiltshire, Mintu Nath, Nishith N Patel, Tracy Kumar, Alison H Goodall, Gavin J Murphy
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effects of two interventions that modify the red cell storage lesion on kidney and lung injury in experimental models of transfusion. METHODS: White-landrace pigs (n = 32) were allocated to receive sham transfusion (crystalloid), 14-day stored allogeneic red cells, 14-day red cells washed using the red cells washing/salvage system (CATS; Fresenius, Germany), or 14-day red cells rejuvenated using the inosine solution (Rejuvesol solution; Zimmer Biomet, USA) and washed using the CATS device...
November 9, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115332/unraveling-current-hysteresis-effects-in-regular-type-c60-ch3nh3pbi3-heterojunction-solar-cells
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Lung-Chien Chen, Yu-Shiang Lin, Po-Wen Tang, Chao-Yi Tai, Zong-Liang Tseng, Ja-Hon Lin, Sheng-Hui Chen, Hao-Chung Kuo
Comprehensive studies were carried out to understand the origin of the current hysteresis effects in highly efficient C60-CH3NH3PbI3(MAPbI3) heterojunction solar cells, using atomic-force microscopy, transmittance spectra, photoluminescence spectra, X-ray diffraction patterns and a femtosecond time-resolved pump-probe technique. The power conversion efficiency (PCE) of C60-MAPbI3 solar cells can be increased to 18.23% by eliminating the point (lattice) defects in the MAPbI3 thin film which is fabricated by using the one-step spin-coating method with toluene washing treatment...
November 8, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113954/an-improved-method-to-quantify-human-nk-cell-mediated-antibody-dependent-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity-adcc-per-igg-fcr-positive-nk-cell-without-purification-of-nk-cells
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Alexander P Sung, Jennifer J-J Tang, Michael J Guglielmo, Doug Redelman, Julie Smith-Gagen, Lucinda Bateman, Dorothy Hudig
Natural killer (NK) lymphocyte ADCC supports anti-viral protection and monoclonal antibody (mAb) anti-tumor therapies. To predict in vivo ADCC therapeutic responses of different individuals, measurement of both ADCC cellular lytic capacity and their NK cellular receptor recognition of antibodies on 'target' cells are needed, using clinically available amounts of blood. Twenty ml of blood provides sufficient peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) for the new assay for lytic capacity described here and for an antibody EC50 assay for Fc-receptor recognition...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113143/sevoflurane-postconditioning-induced-anti-inflammation-via-inhibition-of-the-toll-like-receptor-4-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-pathway-contributes-to-neuroprotection-against-transient-global-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
#17
Jung-Won Hwang, Young-Tae Jeon, Young-Jin Lim, Hee-Pyoung Park
The anti-inflammatory actions of sevoflurane postconditioning are suggested as an important mechanism of sevoflurane postconditioning-induced neuroprotection against cerebral ischemia. Here, we determined whether the anti-inflammatory effects of sevoflurane postconditioning were mediated via inhibition of the toll-like receptor (TLR)-4/nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) pathway after global transient cerebral ischemia in rats. Forty-five rats were randomly assigned to five groups as follows: (1) control (10 min of ischemia, n = 10); (2) sevoflurane postconditioning (two periods of sevoflurane inhalation after ischemia for 10 min with a wash period of 10 min, n = 10); (3) resatorvid (intraperitoneal injection of a selective TLR-4 antagonist (3 mg/kg) 30 min before ischemia, n = 10); (4) sevoflurane postconditioning plus resatorvid (n = 10), and sham (n = 5)...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111831/comparison-of-different-cell-culture-media-in-the-model-of-the-isolated-and-superfused-bovine-retina-investigating-the-limits-of-more-physiological-perfusion-solutions
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José Hurst, Milda Vitkute, Kathleen Hofmann, Sebastian Müller, Marina Löscher, Karl-Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt, Martin S Spitzer, Sven Schnichels, Kai Januschowski
PURPOSE: The isolated superfused retina is a standardized tool in ophthalmological research. However, stable electroretinogram (ERG) responses can only be obtained for around eight hours; therefore, limiting its use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term potential of different cell culture media and to promote long-term testing based on the results obtained. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For the experimental procedure bovine retinae were prepared and perfused with the standard Sickel solution and an ERG was performed...
November 7, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109009/rapid-optimized-flow-cytometric-crossmatch-fcxm-assays-the-halifax-and-halifaster-protocols
#19
Robert S Liwski, Anna L Greenshields, David M Conrad, Cathi Murphey, Robert A Bray, Jorge Neumann, Howard M Gebel
The flow cytometric crossmatch (FCXM) assay, which detects the presence of donor specific HLA antibodies in patient sera, is a cornerstone of HLA compatibility testing. Since relatively long FCXM assay turnaround times may contribute to transplant delays and increased graft ischemia time, we developed and validated two modified crossmatch procedures, namely the Halifax and Halifaster FCXM protocols. These protocols reduce FCXM assay time >60% and simplify their set-up without compromising quality or sensitivity...
November 3, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108319/detection-of-tumor-derived-dna-dispersed-in-the-airway-improves-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-bronchoscopy-for-lung-cancer
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Taichiro Goto, Yosuke Hirotsu, Takahiro Nakagomi, Daichi Shikata, Yujiro Yokoyama, Kenji Amemiya, Toshiharu Tsutsui, Yumiko Kakizaki, Toshio Oyama, Hitoshi Mochizuki, Yoshihiro Miyashita, Masao Omata
The diagnostic accuracy of bronchoscopy for detecting lung cancer, especially peripheral lung cancer with lesions outside the endoscopically visible range, remains unsatisfactory. The aim of this study was to perform next-generation sequencing on bronchoscopic specimens to determine whether this improves the accuracy of bronchoscopy for diagnosing lung cancer and to identify factors influencing sensitivity. The bronchoscopic sensitivity for diagnosing lung cancer was initially evaluated in 191 patients who underwent lobectomy after bronchoscopy at our hospital...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
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