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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734161/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-extraction-solvent-and-organ-selection-on-the-chemical-profile-of-astragalus-spinosus-using-hptlc-multivariate-image-analysis
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Eman Shawky, Dina A Selim
The evaluation of extraction protocols for untargeted and targeted metabolomics was implemented for root and aerial organs of Astragalus spinosus in this work. The efficiency and complementarity of commonly used extraction solvents, namely petroleum ether, methylene chloride, ethyl acetate and n-butanol were considered for method evaluation using chemometric techniques in conjunction with new, simple, and fast high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) method for fingerprint analysis by extracting information from a digitalized HPTLC plate using ImageJ software...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734143/cortical-thickness-changes-in-adult-moyamoya-disease-assessed-by-structural-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#2
Peng-Gang Qiao, Zhi-Wei Zuo, Cong Han, Juan Zhou, Hong-Tao Zhang, Lian Duan, Tianyi Qian, Gong-Jie Li
PURPOSE: To characterize the changes in cortical thickness of adult patients with moyamoya disease (MMD). METHODS: 60 patients with MMD and 60 age and sex-matched healthy volunteers were recruited. Structural images were acquired by MRI. Freesurfer was used to measure cortical thickness in patients and controls, and this was compared with MRA scores and cerebrovascular accident (CVA) scores. RESULTS: Compared with controls, the average cortical thickness of both cerebral hemispheres was lower in patients than in controls and symmetrical differences were seen in the regional cortex: bilateral precentral gyri were thinner, bilateral postcentral gyri and posterior cingulate gyri were thicker, and thinning and thickening were both found in the insula...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732228/a-facile-method-for-preparation-of-emulsion-using-the-high-gravity-technique
#3
Yan Li, Ran Andy Mei, Zhongqiang Yang
This study demonstrates a new process for preparation of oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion using the high gravity technique. This involves a mixture of oil and water that are passed through a rotating packed bed, under a high shear force, from which oil is emulsified into tiny droplets and subsequently dispersed in water. The process is cycled in order to break the droplets repeatedly and achieve an emulsion with small size and low polydispersity index (PDI). The advantage of the high gravity technique is that the emulsions with a desired size and polydispersity can be rapidly obtained by tuning experimental parameters, such as relative centrifugal force (RCF), cycle times (CT), liquid flow rate (VL) and surfactant concentration (Csurfactant)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731499/the-frontal-sinus-cavity-exhibits-sexual-dimorphism-in-3d-cone-beam-ct-images-and-can-be-used-for-sex-determination
#4
Isabela G G Choi, Eduardo F Duailibi-Neto, Thiago L Beaini, Renan L B da Silva, Israel Chilvarquer
Few studies have assessed the use of the frontal sinus cavities for sex differentiation. In this study, a new methodology was used to assess the reliability of CBCT images of the frontal sinus cavity for determining sex based on the sexual dimorphism found in this anatomical structure. The survey sample consisted of 130 scans that were reconstructed three-dimensionally. 3D images of the cavity volume in the frontal, lateral, and basal views were exported in TIFF. The following variables were measured in a second program: area, perimeter, bounding rectangle, ellipse fit, circularity, aspect ratio, roundness, solidity, and Feret's diameter...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731438/evidence-that-the-human-innate-immune-peptide-ll-37-may-be-a-binding-partner-of%C3%A2-amyloid-%C3%AE-and-inhibitor-of%C3%A2-fibril-assembly
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Ersilia De Lorenzi, Marcella Chiari, Raffaella Colombo, Marina Cretich, Laura Sola, Renzo Vanna, Paola Gagni, Federica Bisceglia, Carlo Morasso, Jennifer S Lin, Moonhee Lee, Patrick L McGeer, Annelise E Barron
BACKGROUND: Identifying physiologically relevant binding partners of amyloid-β (Aβ) that modulate in vivo fibril formation may yield new insights into Alzheimer's disease (AD) etiology. Human cathelicidin peptide, LL-37, is an innate immune effector and modulator, ubiquitous in human tissues and expressed in myriad cell types. OBJECTIVE: We present in vitro experimental evidence and discuss findings supporting a novel hypothesis that LL-37 binds to Aβ42 and can modulate Aβ fibril formation...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731435/identification-of-circulating-mir-125b-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-alzheimer-s-disease-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mouse
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Honghai Hong, Yang Li, Baochang Su
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, characterized by progressive decline in cognitive abilities of the affected individuals. Biological markers are essential to identify individuals at early stages of the disease for timely therapeutic intervention. Currently, pathological biomarkers are detected either through cerebrospinal fluid analysis or brain imaging, or postmortem, all of which are expensive, invasive, or time consuming. Recently, some studies have shown that circulating miR-125b, miR-181c, miR-9, miR-191-5p, miR-26b-3p, and miR-28-3p may be biomarkers of AD...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731408/defining-the-biological-basis-of-radiomic-phenotypes-in-lung-cancer
#7
Patrick Grossmann, Olya Stringfield, Nehme El-Hachem, Marilyn M Bui, Emmanuel Rios Velazquez, Chintan Parmar, Ralph Th Leijenaar, Benjamin Haibe-Kains, Philippe Lambin, Robert Gillies, Hugo Jwl Aerts
Medical imaging can visualize characteristics of human cancer noninvasively. Radiomics is an emerging field that translates these medical images into quantitative data to enable phenotypic profiling of tumors. While radiomics has been associated with several clinical endpoints, the complex relationships of radiomics, clinical factors, and tumor biology are largely unknown. To this end, we analyzed two independent cohorts of respectively 262 North American and 89 European patients with lung cancer, and consistently identified previously undescribed associations between radiomic imaging features, molecular pathways, and clinical factors...
July 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730683/ectopic-fat-accumulation-in-the-pancreas-and-its-biomarkers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ruma G Singh, Harry D Yoon, Sally D Poppitt, Lindsay D Plank, Maxim S Petrov
AIM: Presence of fatty pancreas increases the risk of metabolic co-morbidities. Detection and quantification of pancreatic fat is not a routine clinical practice, at least in part because of need to use expensive imaging techniques. We aimed to systematically review common markers of pancreatic fat in blood and to investigate differences in these markers associated with fatty pancreas. METHODS: The search was conducted in three databases (EMBASE, Scopus, and MEDLINE)...
July 21, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729952/nano-sized-zeolites-as-modulators-of-thiacloprid-toxicity-on-chironomus-riparius
#9
Carla S Lorenz, Anna-Jorina Wicht, Leyla Guluzada, Barbara Crone, Uwe Karst, Hwa Jun Lee, Rita Triebskorn, Stefan B Haderlein, Carolin Huhn, Heinz-R Köhler
This study investigated whether zeolites of different size (Y30 (nano-sized) and H-Beta(OH)-III (forming large aggregates/agglomerates composed of 50 nm small primary particles)) exerted acute toxicity on larvae of the non-biting midge, Chironomus riparius, and whether such zeolites are able to modulate the toxicity of a common insecticide, thiacloprid, by means of adsorption of a dissolved toxicant. We conducted acute toxicity tests with fourth instar larvae of C. riparius. In these tests, larvae were exposed to zeolites or thiacloprid solely, or to mixtures of both compounds...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729729/a-novel-methodology-using-ct-imaging-biomarkers-to-quantify-radiation-sensitivity-in-the-esophagus-with-application-to-clinical-trials
#10
Joshua S Niedzielski, Jinzhong Yang, Francesco Stingo, Zhongxing Liao, Daniel Gomez, Radhe Mohan, Mary Martel, Tina Briere, Laurence Court
Personalized cancer therapy seeks to tailor treatment to an individual patient's biology. Therefore, a means to characterize radiosensitivity is necessary. In this study, we investigated radiosensitivity in the normal esophagus using an imaging biomarker of radiation-response and esophageal toxicity, esophageal expansion, as a method to quantify radiosensitivity in 134 non-small-cell lung cancer patients, by using K-Means clustering to group patients based on esophageal radiosensitivity. Patients within the cluster of higher response and lower dose were labelled as radiosensitive...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728978/anticancer-drug-loaded-quantum-dots-engineered-polymeric-nanoparticles-diagnosis-therapy-combined-approach
#11
D Belletti, G Riva, M Luppi, G Tosi, F Forni, M A Vandelli, B Ruozi, F Pederzoli
Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL) is an HHV-8-related non Hodgkin lymphoma localized in body cavities (as pleural, peritoneal and pericardial) presenting lymphomatous effusion that, until now, lack of an effective therapy. Curcumin was reported to display pro-apoptotic effect via the inhibition of the JAK/STAT pathway, that is overexpressed in PEL cells, as consequence of virus infection. The administration of curcumin is severely restricted by its physicochemical properties, mainly its low solubility in biological fluid and consequently low bioavailability...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728968/hybrid-time-space-dynamical-systems-of-growth-bacteria-with-applications-in-segmentation
#12
Rabha W Ibrahim, Hemant K Nashine, Norshaliza Kamaruddin
A biological dynamic system carries engineering properties such as control systems and signal processing (or image processing) addicted to molecular biology at the level of bio-molecular communication networks. Dynamical system features and signal reply functions of cellular signaling pathways are some of the main topics in biological dynamic systems (for example the biological segmentation). In the present paper, we introduce new generalized hybrid time-space dynamical systems of growing bacteria. We impose the approximate analytic solution for the system...
July 17, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727573/diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-in-prediction-of-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#13
Xue-Ying Hu, Ying Li, Guan-Qiao Jin, Shao-Lv Lai, Xiang-Yang Huang, Dan-Ke Su
This study aims to evaluate the potential of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) derived from diffusion-weighted MR imaging for predicting the treatment response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in patients with breast cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed prior to NACT and after two cycles of NACT. The correlation between mean ADCpre values, mean ADCpost values, changes in ADC values and changes in tumor diameters after NACT was examined using Spearman rank correlation. A total of 164 breast cancers were enrolled in this study...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727518/therapeutic-and-prognostic-implications-of-braf-v600e-in-pediatric-low-grade-gliomas
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Alvaro Lassaletta, Michal Zapotocky, Matthew Mistry, Vijay Ramaswamy, Marion Honnorat, Rahul Krishnatry, Ana Guerreiro Stucklin, Nataliya Zhukova, Anthony Arnoldo, Scott Ryall, Catriona Ling, Tara McKeown, Jim Loukides, Ofelia Cruz, Carmen de Torres, Cheng-Ying Ho, Roger J Packer, Ruth Tatevossian, Ibrahim Qaddoumi, Julie H Harreld, James D Dalton, Jean Mulcahy-Levy, Nicholas Foreman, Matthias A Karajannis, Shiyang Wang, Matija Snuderl, Amulya Nageswara Rao, Caterina Giannini, Mark Kieran, Keith L Ligon, Maria Luisa Garre, Paolo Nozza, Samantha Mascelli, Alessandro Raso, Sabine Mueller, Theodore Nicolaides, Karen Silva, Romain Perbet, Alexandre Vasiljevic, Cécile Faure Conter, Didier Frappaz, Sarah Leary, Courtney Crane, Aden Chan, Ho-Keung Ng, Zhi-Feng Shi, Ying Mao, Elizabeth Finch, David Eisenstat, Bev Wilson, Anne Sophie Carret, Peter Hauser, David Sumerauer, Lenka Krskova, Valerie Larouche, Adam Fleming, Shayna Zelcer, Nada Jabado, James T Rutka, Peter Dirks, Michael D Taylor, Shiyi Chen, Ute Bartels, Annie Huang, David W Ellison, Eric Bouffet, Cynthia Hawkins, Uri Tabori
Purpose BRAF V600E is a potentially highly targetable mutation detected in a subset of pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGGs). Its biologic and clinical effect within this diverse group of tumors remains unknown. Patients and Methods A combined clinical and genetic institutional study of patients with PLGGs with long-term follow-up was performed (N = 510). Clinical and treatment data of patients with BRAF V600E mutated PLGG (n = 99) were compared with a large international independent cohort of patients with BRAF V600E mutated-PLGG (n = 180)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727430/renal-clearable-peptide-functionalized-nagdf4-nanodots-for-high-efficiency-tracking-orthotopic-colorectal-tumor-in-mouse
#15
Hongda Chen, Xiaodong Li, Fuyao Liu, Huimao Zhang, Zhenxin Wang
The effective delivery of bioimaging probes to a selected cancerous tissue has extensive significance for biological studies and clinical investigations. Herein, the peptide functionalized NaGdF4 nanodots (termed as, pPeptide-NaGdF4 nanodots) have been prepared for highly efficient magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of tumor by formation of Gd-phosphonate coordinate bonds among hydrophobic NaGdF4 nanodots (4.2 nm in diameter) with mixed phosphorylated peptide ligands including a tumor targeting phosphopeptide and a cell penetrating phosphopeptide...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727205/drivers-of-woody-canopy-water-content-responses-to-drought-in-a-mediterranean-type-ecosystem
#16
Tarin Paz-Kagan, Gregory P Asner
Severe droughts increase physiological stress in woody plant species, which can lead to mortality, fundamentally altering the composition, structure, and biogeography of forests in many regions. Little is known, however, about the factors determining the physiological response of woody plants to drought at landscape scales. Our objective was to understand woody plant species responses to ongoing changes in climate, using remotely sensed canopy water content (CWC) as an indicator of plant physiological and phenological status...
July 20, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726912/3d-material-cytometry-3dmac-a-very-high-replicate-high-throughput-analytical-method-using-microfabricated-shape-specific-cell-material-niches
#17
Kirsten Parratt, Jenny Jeong, Peng Qiu, Krishnendu Roy
Studying cell behavior within 3D material niches is key to understanding cell biology in health and diseases, and developing biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications. Current approaches to studying these cell-material niches have low throughput and can only analyze a few replicates per experiment resulting in reduced measurement assurance and analytical power. Here, we report 3D material cytometry (3DMaC), a novel high-throughput method based on microfabricated, shape-specific 3D cell-material niches and imaging cytometry...
July 20, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726731/the-use-of-imaging-in-the-prediction-and-assessment-of-cancer-treatment-toxicity
#18
REVIEW
Hossein Jadvar
Multimodal imaging is commonly used in the management of patients with cancer. Imaging plays pivotal roles in the diagnosis, initial staging, treatment response assessment, restaging after treatment and the prognosis of many cancers. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine modern precision cancer care without the use of multimodal molecular imaging, which is advancing at a rapid pace with innovative developments in imaging sciences and an improved understanding of the complex biology of cancer. Cancer therapy often leads to undesirable toxicity, which can range from an asymptomatic subclinical state to severe end organ damage and even death...
July 20, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726724/theoretical-studies-on-two-photon-fluorescent-hg-2-probes-based-on-the-coumarin-rhodamine-system
#19
Yujin Zhang, Jiancai Leng
The development of fluorescent sensors for Hg(2+) has attracted much attention due to the well-known adverse effects of mercury on biological health. In the present work, the optical properties of two newly-synthesized Hg(2+) chemosensors based on the coumarin-rhodamine system (named Pro1 and Pro2) were systematically investigated using time-dependent density functional theory. It is shown that Pro1 and Pro2 are effective ratiometric fluorescent Hg(2+) probes, which recognize Hg(2+) by Förster resonance energy transfer and through bond energy transfer mechanisms, respectively...
July 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726673/off-on-fluorescence-monitoring-of-intracellular-ag-in-single-living-cells-using-an-ag-responsive-probe
#20
Jian Lv, Li-Jun Zhao, Ruo-Can Qian, Yi-Tao Long
Detection of silver ions (Ag+) in living cells has becoming more and more attractive due to the important biological impact of Ag+ on cellular functions. Here, we put forward a new approach to realize the in situ fluorescence imaging and detection of Ag+ in single cells via an ultrasensitive Ag+-responsive probe, 3', 6'-bis (diethylamino)-2-(2-iodoethyl) spiro[isoindoline-1, 9'-xanthen]-3-one (BDISIX). In the presence of Ag+, the fluorescence of the probe can be turned "on", generating strong red fluorescence...
July 20, 2017: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
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