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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161298/controlled-placement-of-multiple-cns-cell-populations-to-create-complex-neuronal-cultures
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D Soscia, A Belle, N Fischer, H Enright, A Sales, J Osburn, W Benett, E Mukerjee, K Kulp, S Pannu, E Wheeler
In vitro brain-on-a-chip platforms hold promise in many areas including: drug discovery, evaluating effects of toxicants and pathogens, and disease modelling. A more accurate recapitulation of the intricate organization of the brain in vivo may require a complex in vitro system including organization of multiple neuronal cell types in an anatomically-relevant manner. Most approaches for compartmentalizing or segregating multiple cell types on microfabricated substrates use either permanent physical surface features or chemical surface functionalization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155283/comparative-analysis-of-media-effects-on-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-in-proarrhythmia-risk-assessment
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Derek Schocken, Jayna Stohlman, Jose Vicente, Dulciana Chan, Dakshesh Patel, Murali Krishna Matta, Vikram Patel, Mathew Brock, Daniel Millard, James Ross, David G Strauss, Ksenia Blinova
INTRODUCTION: Cardiotoxicity assessment using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) forms a key component of the Comprehensive in Vitro Proarrhythmia Assay (CiPA). A potentially impactful factor on iPSC-CM testing is the presence of serum in the experimental media. Generally, serum-free media is used to most accurately reproduce "free" drug concentration. However, caution is needed; drug solubility and cardiomyocyte electrophysiology could be affected by media formulation, potentially impacting interpretation of drug-induced effects...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151081/association-between-standard-laboratory-and-functional-tests-of-coagulation-in-dilutional-coagulopathy-an-in-vitro-study
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L J Krzych, P F Czempik
Standard laboratory tests (SLTs) of coagulation are in common use in clinical practice. We aimed to determine the association between SLTs and functional tests of coagulation in blood samples diluted with balanced crystalloid and colloid solutions in an ex vivo setting. The study group comprised 32 healthy young male volunteers. Whole blood samples were diluted at a 4:1 ratio with balanced crystalloid (Plasmalyte®) and two balanced colloids, 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (Volulyte®) and succinylated gelatin (Geloplasma®)...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150793/high-efficient-liquid-exfoliation-of-boron-nitride-nanosheets-using-aqueous-solution-of-alkanolamine
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Bangwen Zhang, Qian Wu, Huitao Yu, Chaoke Bulin, He Sun, Ruihong Li, Xin Ge, Ruiguang Xing
As one of the simple and efficient routes to access two-dimensional materials, liquid exfoliation has received considerable interest in recent years. Here, we reported on high-efficient liquid exfoliation of hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets (BNNSs) using monoethanolamine (MEA) aqueous solution. The resulting BNNSs were evaluated in terms of the yield and structure characterizations. The results show that the MEA solution can exfoliate BNNSs more efficiently than the currently known solvents and a high yield up to 42% is obtained by ultrasonic exfoliation in MEA-30 wt% H2O solution...
November 17, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142321/design-of-cultured-neuron-networks-in-vitro-with-predefined-connectivity-using-asymmetric-microfluidic-channels
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Arseniy Gladkov, Yana Pigareva, Daria Kutyina, Vladimir Kolpakov, Anton Bukatin, Irina Mukhina, Victor Kazantsev, Alexey Pimashkin
The architecture of neuron connectivity in brain networks is one of the basic mechanisms by which to organize and sustain a particular function of the brain circuitry. There are areas of the brain composed of well-organized layers of neurons connected by unidirectional synaptic connections (e.g., cortex, hippocampus). Re-engineering of the neural circuits with such a heterogeneous network structure in culture may uncover basic mechanisms of emergent information functions of these circuits. In this study, we present such a model designed with two subpopulations of primary hippocampal neurons (E18) with directed connectivity grown in a microfluidic device with asymmetric channels...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134982/electrocardiographic-and-blood-pressure-measurements-in-captive-african-lions-panthera-leo-immobilized-with-xylazine-ketamine-combination
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T O Omóbòwálé, P I Otuh, O A Adejumobi, J O Abiola, T Adebiyi, B N Ogunro, A O Adeogun
Electrocardiographic and blood pressure measurements are extremely valuable diagnostic tools in the evaluationof the cardiovascular system of living animals. In this study, 6-lead electrocardiograms were recorded from five male captiveAfrican lions (Panthera leo). Also, blood pressure measurements were recorded and compared from three different sites;fore limb, hind limb and the tail, were recorded. Immobilization was done with a combination of Ketamine Hydrochloride(10mg/kg) and Xylazine (3mg/kg). Measurements were recorded as mean ± standard deviation...
June 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128717/in-vivo-bioelectronic-nose-using-transgenic-mice-for-specific-odor-detection
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Keqiang Gao, Songmin Li, Liujing Zhuang, Zhen Qin, Bin Zhang, Liquan Huang, Ping Wang
The olfactory system is a natural biosensor since its peripheral olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) respond to the external stimuli and transmit the signals to the olfactory bulb (OB) where they are integrated and processed. The axonal connections from the OSNs expressing about 1000 different types of odorant receptors are precisely organized and sorted out onto 1800 glomeruli in the OB, from which the olfactory information is delivered to and perceived by the central nervous system. This process is carried out with particularly high sensitivity, specificity and rapidity, which can be used for explosive detection...
October 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119176/a-novel-microfluidic-microelectrode-chip-for-a-significantly-enhanced-monitoring-of-npy-receptor-activation-in-live-mode
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Franziska D Zitzmann, Heinz-Georg Jahnke, Felix Nitschke, Annette G Beck-Sickinger, Bernd Abel, Detlev Belder, Andrea A Robitzki
Lab-on-a-chip devices that combine, e.g. chemical synthesis with integrated on-chip analytics and multi-compartment organ-on-a-chip approaches, are a fast and attractive evolving research area. While integration of appropriate cell models in microfluidic setups for monitoring the biological activity of synthesis products or test compounds is already in focus, the integration of label-free bioelectronic analysis techniques is still poorly realized. In this context, we investigated the capabilities of impedance spectroscopy as a non-destructive real-time monitoring technique for adherent cell models in a microfluidic setup...
November 9, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115211/measurement-of-gastrointestinal-hormones
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Nicolai J Wewer Albrechtsen
Towards the end of the 20th century, the number of subjects with diabetes and obesity rose exponentially. The discoveries of insulin- and appetite-modulating chemical signals, including glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), secreted from the gastrointestinal system, led to development of a new group of drugs which now are being used for glucose-lowering therapy and weight loss. Understanding of the physiology of gut derived signals and their pathophysiologi-cal importance requires accurate measurements of their circulat-ing levels...
November 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111670/non-neurotoxic-nanodiamond-probes-for-intraneuronal-temperature-mapping
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David A Simpson, Emma Morrisroe, Julia M McCoey, Alain H Lombard, Dulini C Mendis, François Treussart, Liam T Hall, Steven Petrou, Lloyd C L Hollenberg
Optical biomarkers have been used extensively for intracellular imaging with high spatial and temporal resolution. Extending the modality of these probes is a key driver in cell biology. In recent years, the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in nanodiamond has emerged as a promising candidate for bioimaging and biosensing with low cytotoxicity and stable photoluminescence. Here we study the electrophysiological effects of this quantum probe in primary cortical neurons. Multielectrode array recordings across five replicate studies showed no statistically significant difference in 25 network parameters when nanodiamonds are added at varying concentrations over various time periods, 12-36 h...
November 13, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108097/routine-haemostasis-testing-before-transplanted-kidney-biopsy-a-cohort-study
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Gerhardus J A J M Kuiper, Maarten H L Christiaans, Monique H J M Mullens, Hugo Ten Cate, Karly Hamulýak, Yvonne M C Henskens
BACKGROUND: Kidney biopsy can result in bleeding complications. Pre-biopsy testing using bleeding time (BT) is controversial. New whole blood haemostasis tests, like platelet function analyser 100 (PFA-100) and multiple electrode aggregometer (MEA) might perform better. We postulated that PFA-100 would be suitable to replace BT pre-biopsy. METHODS: In 154 patients, transplanted kidney biopsies were performed after measurement of bleeding time, PFA-100, MEA, and mean platelet volume (MPV)...
November 6, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107716/pacsin-2-is-required-for-the-maintenance-of-a-normal-cardiac-function-in-the-developing-mouse-heart
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Judith Semmler, Jan Kormann, Sureshkumar Perumal Srinivasan, Annette Köster, Daniel Sälzer, Michael Reppel, Jürgen Hescheler, Markus Plomann, Filomain Nguemo
The Pacsin proteins (Pacsin 1, 2 and 3) play an important role in intracellular trafficking and thereby signal transduction in many cells types. This study was designed to examine the role of Pacsin 2 in cardiac development and function. We investigated the development and electrophysiological properties of Pacsin 2 knockout (P2KO) hearts and single cardiomyocytes isolated from 11.5 and 15.5days old fetal mice. Immunofluorescence experiments confirmed the lack of Pacsin 2 protein expression in P2KO cardiac myocytes in comparison to wildtype (WT)...
October 28, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107332/neuronal-representation-of-social-information-in-the-medial-amygdala-of-awake-behaving-mice
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Ying Li, Alexander Mathis, Benjamin F Grewe, Jessica A Osterhout, Biafra Ahanonu, Mark J Schnitzer, Venkatesh N Murthy, Catherine Dulac
The medial amygdala (MeA) plays a critical role in processing species- and sex-specific signals that trigger social and defensive behaviors. However, the principles by which this deep brain structure encodes social information is poorly understood. We used a miniature microscope to image the Ca(2+) dynamics of large neural ensembles in awake behaving mice and tracked the responses of MeA neurons over several months. These recordings revealed spatially intermingled subsets of MeA neurons with distinct temporal dynamics...
November 16, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099371/abuse-potential-of-gabapentin-in-dentistry
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Mea A Weinberg, Stuart L Segelnick, Joseph S Insler
Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant drug widely prescribed for various ailments, including orofacial pain. It was once thought to have no potential for abuse; however, the last decade has seen a dramatic rise in the nonmedical use of gabapentin, particularly among opioid-dependent patients. Gabapentin is sedating and interacts with other sedating medications such as opioids, which can lead to impairment and accidents and may raise the risk of overdose. Dentists must be aware of the potential for abuse of gabapentin and weigh its benefits against its risks when prescribing the drug...
November 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093659/closed-loop-experiment-manager-clem-an-open-and-inexpensive-solution-for-multichannel-electrophysiological-recordings-and-closed-loop-experiments
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Hananel Hazan, Noam E Ziv
There is growing need for multichannel electrophysiological systems that record from and interact with neuronal systems in near real-time. Such systems are needed, for example, for closed loop, multichannel electrophysiological/optogenetic experimentation in vivo and in a variety of other neuronal preparations, or for developing and testing neuro-prosthetic devices, to name a few. Furthermore, there is a need for such systems to be inexpensive, reliable, user friendly, easy to set-up, open and expandable, and possess long life cycles in face of rapidly changing computing environments...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090588/decreased-turnover-aspirin-resistance-by-bidaily-aspirin-intake-and-efficient-cytoreduction-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Andréas Perrier-Cornet, Jean-Christophe Ianotto, Fanny Mingant, Maëla Perrot, Eric Lippert, Hubert Galinat
Essential thrombocythemia (ET) and polycythemia vera (PV) are myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) with an increased risk of arterial and venous thrombosis. Aspirin is recommended to reduce this risk, but resistance to antiplatelet therapy seems to hamper its efficacy in some patients. We have previously shown that multiple electrode aggregometry (MEA) was a valuable tool to assess aspirin resistance in MPN. In this study, MEA was used to assess the reduction in aspirin resistance after bi-daily (BID) aspirin intake or cytoreduction...
November 1, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079209/2-methoxyethylacrylate-modified-polyurethane-membrane-and-its-blood-compatibility
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Xin Tian, Yun-Ren Qiu
Hydrophilic material 2-methoxyethylacrylate (MEA) was grafted onto polyurethane (PU) membrane via Michael addition reaction. Fourier transform infrared spectroscope (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) characterizations of the modified membrane proved that MEA had been successfully grafted onto PU membrane surface. The water contact angle of membrane materials was tested. The results showed that the water contact angle changed from 86° to 48°, which means that the hydrophilicity of the modified membrane was greatly improved...
October 24, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075798/microelectrode-array-induced-neuronal-alignment-directs-neurite-outgrowth-analysis-using-a-fast-fourier-transform-fft
#18
Viktorija Radotić, Dries Braeken, Damir Kovačić
Many studies have shown that the topography of the substrate on which neurons are cultured can promote neuronal adhesion and guide neurite outgrowth in the same direction as the underlying topography. To investigate this effect, isotropic substrate-complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) chips were used as one example of microelectrode arrays (MEAs) for directing neurite growth of spiral ganglion neurons. Neurons were isolated from 5 to 7-day-old rat pups, cultured 1 day in vitro (DIV) and 4 DIV, and then fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde...
December 2017: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068392/linear-extended-state-observer-based-motion-synchronization-control-for-hybrid-actuation-system-of-more-electric-aircraft
#19
Xingjian Wang, Rui Liao, Cun Shi, Shaoping Wang
Moving towards the more electric aircraft (MEA), a hybrid actuator configuration provides an opportunity to introduce electromechanical actuator (EMA) into primary flight control. In the hybrid actuation system (HAS), an electro-hydraulic servo actuator (EHSA) and an EMA operate on the same control surface. In order to solve force fighting problem in HAS, this paper proposes a novel linear extended state observer (LESO)-based motion synchronization control method. To cope with the problem of unavailability of the state signals required by the motion synchronization controller, LESO is designed for EHSA and EMA to observe the state variables...
October 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067809/combined-in-vivo-amperometric-oximetry-and-electrophysiology-in-a-single-sensor-a-tool-for-epilepsy-research
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Ana Ledo, Cátia F Lourenço, João Laranjinha, Greg A Gerhardt, Rui M Barbosa
Seizures are paroxysmal events in which increased neuronal activity is accompanied by an increase in localized energetic demand. The ability to simultaneously record electrical and chemical events using a single sensor poses a promising approach to identify seizure onset zones in the brain. In the present work, we used ceramic-based platinum microelectrode arrays (MEAs) to perform high-frequency amperometric recording of local pO2 and local field potential (LFP)-related currents during seizures in the hippocampus of chronically implanted freely moving rats...
November 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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