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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334349/research-outputs-of-england-s-hospital-episode-statistics-hes-database-bibliometric-analysis
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Zain Chaudhry, Fahmida Mannan, Angela Gibson-White, Usama Syed, Shirin Ahmed, Azeem Majeed
BACKGROUND: Hospital administrative data, such as those provided by the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) database in England, are increasingly being used for research and quality improvement. To date, no study has tried to quantify and examine trends in the use of HES for research purposes. OBJECTIVE: To examine trends in the use of HES data for research. METHODS: Publications generated from the use of HES data were extracted from PubMed and analysed...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333352/smartphone-based-point-of-care-urinalysis-under-variable-illumination
#2
Moonsoo Ra, Mannan Saeed Muhammad, Chiawei Lim, Sehui Han, Chansung Jung, Whoi-Yul Kim
Urine tests are performed by using an off-the-shelf reference sheet to compare the color of test strips. However, the tabular representation is difficult to use and more prone to visual errors, especially when the reference color-swatches to be compared are spatially apart. Thus, making it is difficult to distinguish between the subtle differences of shades on the reagent pads. This manuscript represents a new arrangement of reference arrays for urine test strips (urinalysis). Reference color swatches are grouped in a doughnut chart, surrounding each reagent pad on the strip...
2018: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324883/masp-1-of-the-complement-system-enhances-clot-formation-in-a-microvascular-whole-blood-flow-model
#3
Lorenz Jenny, József Dobó, Péter Gál, Gábor Pál, Wilbur A Lam, Verena Schroeder
The complement and coagulation systems closely interact with each other. These interactions are believed to contribute to the proinflammatory and prothrombotic environment involved in the development of thrombotic complications in many diseases. Complement MASP-1 (mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-1) activates coagulation factors and promotes clot formation. However, this was mainly shown in purified or plasma-based static systems. Here we describe the role of MASP-1 and complement activation in fibrin clot formation in a microvascular, whole blood flow model...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319882/oral-myeloid-cells-uptake-allergoids-coupled-to-mannan-driving-th1-treg-responses-upon-sublingual-delivery-in-mice
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Irene Soria, Juan López-Relaño, Marcos Viñuela, José-Ignacio Tudela, Alba Angelina, Cristina Benito-Villalvilla, Carmen M Díez-Rivero, Bárbara Cases, Ana I Manzano, Enrique Fernández-Caldas, Miguel Casanovas, Oscar Palomares, José L Subiza
BACKGROUND: Polymerized allergoids coupled to nonoxidized mannan (PM-allergoids) may represent novel vaccines targeting dendritic cells (DCs). PM-allergoids are better captured by DCs than native allergens and favor Th1/Treg cell responses upon subcutaneous injection. Herein we have studied in mice the in vivo immunogenicity of PM-allergoids administered sublingually in comparison to native allergens. METHODS: Three immunization protocols (4-8 weeks long) were used in Balb/c mice...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305697/trp-residue-at-subsite-%C3%A2-5-plays-a-critical-role-in-the-substrate-binding-of-two-protistan-gh26-%C3%AE-mannanases-from-a-termite-hindgut
#5
Yunhan Hsu, Hirohiko Koizumi, Masato Otagiri, Shigeharu Moriya, Manabu Arioka
Symbiotic protists in the hindgut of termites provide a novel enzymatic resource for efficient lignocellulytic degradation of plant biomass. In this study, two β-mannanases, RsMan26A and RsMan26B, from a symbiotic protist community of the lower termite, Reticulitermes speratus, were successfully expressed in the methylotrophic yeast, Pichia pastoris. Biochemical characterization experiments demonstrated that both RsMan26A and RsMan26B are endo-acting enzymes and have a very similar substrate specificity, displaying a higher catalytic efficiency to galactomannan from locust bean gum (LBG) and glucomannan than to β-1,4-mannan and highly substituted galactomannan from guar gum...
January 5, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296945/the-class-i-scavenger-receptor-cd163-promotes-internalization-of-adamts13-by-macrophages
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Fabian C Verbij, Nicoletta Sorvillo, Paul H P Kaijen, Johana Hrdinova, Ivan Peyron, Rob Fijnheer, Anja Ten Brinke, Alexander B Meijer, Floris P J van Alphen, Timo K van den Berg, Jonas J H Graversen, Soren K Moestrup, Jan Voorberg
Internalization of ADAMTS13 by macrophages may contribute to its clearance from the circulation. Here we investigated endocytic mechanisms that contribute to the uptake of ADAMTS13 by macrophages. Human monocyte-derived macrophages were used to monitor the uptake of fluorescently labeled recombinant ADAMTS13 by flow cytometry. Internalization of ADAMTS13 was blocked upon addition of the cell-permeable dynamin inhibitor dynasore. Partial blocking of ADAMTS13 uptake was observed by using mannan; however, uptake was not affected by an antibody that blocked binding to the macrophage mannose receptor CD206, which suggests that other endocytic receptors contribute to the internalization of ADAMTS13 by macrophages...
January 24, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295702/high-resolution-melting-curve-analysis-targeting-the-hbb-gene-mutational-hot-spot-offers-a-reliable-screening-approach-for-all-common-as-well-as-most-of-the-rare-beta-globin-gene-mutations-in-bangladesh
#7
Md Tarikul Islam, Suprovath Kumar Sarkar, Nusrat Sultana, Mst Noorjahan Begum, Golam Sarower Bhuyan, Shezote Talukder, A K M Muraduzzaman, Md Alauddin, Mohammad Sazzadul Islam, Pritha Promita Biswas, Aparna Biswas, Syeda Kashfi Qadri, Tahmina Shirin, Bilquis Banu, Salma Sadya, Manzoor Hussain, Golam Sarwardi, Waqar Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Hossain Uddin Shekhar, Emran Kabir Chowdhury, Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Sharif Akhteruzzaman, Syed Saleheen Qadri, Firdausi Qadri, Kaiissar Mannoor
BACKGROUND: Bangladesh lies in the global thalassemia belt, which has a defined mutational hot-spot in the beta-globin gene. The high carrier frequencies of beta-thalassemia trait and hemoglobin E-trait in Bangladesh necessitate a reliable DNA-based carrier screening approach that could supplement the use of hematological and electrophoretic indices to overcome the barriers of carrier screening. With this view in mind, the study aimed to establish a high resolution melting (HRM) curve-based rapid and reliable mutation screening method targeting the mutational hot-spot of South Asian and Southeast Asian countries that encompasses exon-1 (c...
January 2, 2018: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291154/in-vitro-fermentation-of-copra-meal-hydrolysate-by-chicken-microbiota
#8
Phatcharin Prayoonthien, Sunee Nitisinprasert, Suttipun Keawsompong
The aim of this study was to carry out preliminary investigations on the in vitro fermentation selectivity of copra meal hydrolysate (CMH) by chicken gut microbiota. The ileum and cecum contents from three 35-day-old birds were used as inocula. Yeast mannooligosaccharide (yeast-MOS) or α-mannan was selected as a positive control. Batch culture fermentation with fecal bacteria was performed at 42 °C for 24 h in an anaerobic chamber. Samples were collected at 0, 6, 12, 18 and 24 h of fermentation and evaluated using real-time PCR and short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) analysis...
January 2018: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290191/epidemic-of-kala-pathar-paraphenylene-diamine-poisoning-an-emerging-threat-in-southern-punjab
#9
Muhammad Ahmed Khan, Sumera Akram, Hassan Bin Usman Shah, Syed Abdul Mannan Hamdani, Muhammad Khan
OBJECTIVE: To assess cases of the spectrum of Kala Patharpoisoning in all age groups. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Bahawalpur and Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH), Bahawalpur, from January 2016 to April 2017. METHODOLOGY: All the cases of Kala Pathar(Paraphenylene diamine (PPD)) poisoning, admitted and treated at the study places during said period were included in the study...
January 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289668/involvement-of-the-dopaminergic-system-in-the-antidepressant-like-effect-of-the-lectin-isolated-from-the-red-marine-alga-solieria-filiformis-in-mice
#10
Ticiana Monteiro Abreu, Valdécio Silvano Monteiro, Ana Beatriz Souza Martins, Felipe Barros Teles, Renata Line da Conceição Rivanor, Érika Freitas Mota, Danielle S Macedo, Silvânia Maria Mendes de Vasconcelos, José Eduardo Ribeiro Honório Júnior, Norma Maria Barros Benevides
This study aimed at evaluating the antidepressant-like action of the marine alga Solieria filiformis lectin (SfL) and to investigate the participation of the monoaminergic system in this action. For this, male Swiss mice (n=10) were pretreated with intravenous injections (i.v.) of SfL (1, 3 or 9mg/kg) and submitted to open field (OFT), tail suspension (TST), forced swimming (FST), elevated plus-maze (EPMT) and hole-board tests (HBT). As controls, mice received sterile saline (i.v.), imipramine (10 or 30mg/kg; intraperitoneally - i...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286622/drug-target-discovery-methods-in-targeting-neurotropic-parasitic-amoebae
#11
Abdul Mannan Baig, Nuzair Waliani, Saiqa Karim
Neurotropic parasitic amoebal infections have imposed an enormous challenge to chemotherapy in patients who fall victims to the infections caused by them. Conventional antibiotics that are given to treat these infections have a low patient compliance because of the serious adverse effects that are associated with their use. Additionally, the growing incidence of the development of drug resistance by the neurotropic parasites like Naegleria fowleri, Balamuthia mandrillaris, and Acanthamoeba spp has made the drug therapy more challenging...
December 29, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251002/mannosylated-t-tn-with-freund-s-adjuvant-induces-cellular-immunity
#12
Hye-Youn Son, Vasso Apostolopoulos, Chul-Woo Kim
Inducing cancer-specific cellular immune responses has become an attractive strategy in cancer treatment. In this study, we investigated the role of several adjuvants in eliciting T/Tn-specific cellular immunity and protection against T/Tn expressing tumor challenge. T/Tn (9:1) antigen was purified from blood type "O" erythrocytes donated from healthy Korean volunteers. Immunization was performed using: T/Tn only, T/Tn mixed with Freund's adjuvant (T/Tn + FA), keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH)-conjugated T/Tn mixed with FA (KLH-T/Tn + FA), and oxidized mannan-conjugated T/Tn mixed with FA (ox-M-T/Tn + FA)...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242177/implementing-a-mental-health-care-program-and-home-based-training-for-mothers-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-an-urban-population-in-bangladesh-protocol-for-a-feasibility-assessment-study
#13
Aliya Naheed, Kamrun Nahar Koly, Helal Uddin Ahmed, Shaheen Akhter, M M Jalal Uddin, Mary C Smith Fawzi, Subhash Chandir, Muzharul Mannan, Saima Hossain, Charles Nelson, Kerim Munir
BACKGROUND: Mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reported a higher level of depression than mothers of children with other neurodevelopmental disorders in both developed and developing countries. Mothers are the lifetime caregivers of children with ASD, and a high burden of depression can negatively impact their ability to provide care. However, access to mental health services in primary care is limited, given the scarcity of qualified providers in Bangladesh...
December 14, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238341/dm9-domain-containing-protein-functions-as-a-pattern-recognition-receptor-with-broad-microbial-recognition-spectrum
#14
Shuai Jiang, Lingling Wang, Mengmeng Huang, Zhihao Jia, Tobias Weinert, Eberhard Warkentin, Conghui Liu, Xiaorui Song, Haixia Zhang, Jennifer Witt, Limei Qiu, Guohong Peng, Linsheng Song
DM9 domain was first identified in Drosophila melanogaster, and it was subsequently found to integrate with or without other protein domains across a wide range of invertebrates and vertebrates. In the present study, a member of DM9 domain containing protein (DM9CP) family from marine invertebrate Crassostrea gigas (designated CgDM9CP-1), which was only composed of two DM9 domains, was taken as a protein model to study the biological functions of DM9 domain and its molecular determinants. CgDM9CP-1 was found to exhibit high binding specificity and avidity toward d-mannose residue...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231058/efaverinz-and-nano-gold-loaded-mannosylated-niosomes-a-host-cell-targeted-topical-hiv-1-prophylaxis-via-thermogel-system
#15
Tanushree Malik, Gaurav Chauhan, Goutam Rath, Rohan N Kesarkar, Abhay S Chowdhary, Amit K Goyal
Sexual dissemination of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) is the prime mode of its spread. Topical microbicidal approach has gained much attention, but no real success is observed till date, either due to toxicity or resistance of active moieties and the lack of efficient drug delivery approaches. In this research protocol, a unique combination approach of a standard drug moiety, that is, Efaverinz (EFV) and a nanometal, that is, gold nanoparticles (GNPs) was tried. Both these candidates were delivered through a mannosylated niosomal system, to exploit protein (lectins present on HIV host cells) - carbohydrate (oligosaccharides such as mannan present on HIV gp-120 receptor) interaction...
December 12, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225698/predicting-the-most-appropriate-wood-biomass-for-selected-industrial-applications-comparison-of-wood-pulping-and-enzymatic-treatments-using-fluorescent-tagged-carbohydrate-binding-modules
#16
Pierre-Louis Bombeck, Vinay Khatri, Fatma Meddeb-Mouelhi, Daniel Montplaisir, Aurore Richel, Marc Beauregard
Background: Lignocellulosic biomass will progressively become the main source of carbon for a number of products as the Earth's oil reservoirs disappear. Technology for conversion of wood fiber into bioproducts (wood biorefining) continues to flourish, and access to reliable methods for monitoring modification of such fibers is becoming an important issue. Recently, we developed a simple, rapid approach for detecting four different types of polymer on the surface of wood fibers. Named fluorescent-tagged carbohydrate-binding module (FTCM), this method is based on the fluorescence signal from carbohydrate-binding modules-based probes designed to recognize specific polymers such as crystalline cellulose, amorphous cellulose, xylan, and mannan...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221707/development-of-a-borreliosis-assay-mannan-coated-polyethylene-sinter-bodies-as-a-new-platform-technology
#17
Mohammed Alasel, Nina Dassinger, Doru Vornicescu, Michael Keusgen
Rapid diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis has been carried out on chemically modified porous polyethylene sinter bodies. Photografting of 2-propenol on sinter body's surface was performed as a first step, introducing active hydroxyl groups as a result of polyalcohol formation. The hydroxyl groups were used for further immobilization and could be linked via 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) to polysaccharides like mannan. Prone to coupling, mannan was activated using N, N'-disuccinimidyl carbonate (DSC) to allow smooth reaction with the primary amine groups of the silane layer...
December 5, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211891/osw2-is-required-for-proper-assembly-of-glucan-and-or-mannan-layers-of-the-yeast-spore-wall
#18
Hua-Ping Pan, Ning Wang, Hiroyuki Tachikawa, Xiao-Dong Gao, Hideki Nakanishi
OSW2 is a meiotically-induced gene required for spore wall formation. osw2Δ spores are sensitive to ether treatment. Except for this phenotype, the mutants do not show obvious sporulation defects; thus, its function remains elusive. We found that deletion of both OSW2 and CHS3 results in a synthetic sporulation defect. The spore wall is composed of four layers, and chs3Δ spores lack the outer two (chitosan and dityrosine) layers. Thus, Osw2 is involved in the assembly of the inner (glucan and mannan) layers...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208875/predicting-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia-using-first-day-serum-bilirubin-level-in-late-preterm-and-term-healthy-newborn
#19
K A Khan, J Alam, N Nahar, S K Dey, M A Mannan, M Shahidullah
Hyperbilirubinemia is a common problem during the neonatal period and is the most common reason for readmission after early hospital discharge of the healthy near term and term infants. This early discharge policy along with limited follow-up facilities in developing countries and inadequate communication between physicians and parents necessitates a prognostic test to predict hyperbilirubinemia in these newborns; for early and effective management and prevention of potential complication before it occurred...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193664/genome-wide-discovery-of-tissue-specific-mirnas-in-clusterbean-cyamopsis-tetragonoloba-indicates-their-association-with-galactomannan-biosynthesis
#20
Anshika Tyagi, Deepti Nigam, S V Amitha Mithra, Amolkumar U Solanke, Nagendra Kumar Singh, Tilak Raj Sharma, Kishor Gaikwad
Owing to the presence of 80% soluble dietary fiber, high protein content and high value gum, clusterbean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) has recently emerged as an economically important legume. The developing clusterbean seeds accumulate 90% galactomannans in the endosperm, and therefore, can be used as a model crop to understand galactomannan biosynthesis and its regulation. miRNAs are tiny master regulators of their corresponding target genes, resulting in variations in the amounts of their metabolic end products...
November 28, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
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