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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098944/validation-of-a-smartphone-based-point-of-care-hemoglobin-assay-for-use-in-dogs
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Kate S Farrell, Phillip L Chapman, Lauren A Sullivan
OBJECTIVE: To validate a smartphone-based spectrophotometric assay for point-of-care (POC) measurement of hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration against the standard measurement method in dogs without increases in serum lipemia, hemolysis, or bilirubin. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: One hundred thirty-nine dogs that had a CBC and corresponding biochemical profile submitted to the clinical pathology laboratory...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098880/the-role-of-gap-junctions-in-inflammatory-and-neoplastic-disorders-review
#2
Pui Wong, Victoria Laxton, Saurabh Srivastava, Yin Wah Fiona Chan, Gary Tse
Gap junctions are intercellular channels made of connexin proteins, mediating both electrical and biochemical signals between cells. The ability of gap junction proteins to regulate immune responses, cell proliferation, migration, apoptosis and carcinogenesis makes them attractive therapeutic targets for treating inflammatory and neoplastic disorders in different organ systems. Alterations in gap junction profile and expression levels are observed in hyperproliferative skin disorders, lymphatic vessel diseases, inflammatory lung diseases, liver injury and neoplastic disorders...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098320/versatile-tissue-lasers-based-on-high-q-fabry-p%C3%A3-rot-microcavities
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Yu-Cheng Chen, Qiushu Chen, Tingting Zhang, Wenjie Wang, Xudong Fan
Biolasers are an emerging technology for next generation biochemical detection and clinical applications. Progress has recently been made to achieve lasing from biomolecules and single living cells. Tissues, which consist of cells embedded in an extracellular matrix, mimic more closely the actual complex biological environment in a living body and therefore are of more practical significance. Here, we developed a highly versatile tissue laser platform, in which tissues stained with fluorophores are sandwiched in a high-Q Fabry-Pérot microcavity...
January 18, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098273/high-definition-infrared-chemical-imaging-of-colorectal-tissue-using-a-spero-qcl-microscope
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B Bird, J Rowlette
Mid-infrared microscopy has become a key technique in the field of biomedical science and spectroscopy. This label-free, non-destructive technique permits the visualisation of a wide range of intrinsic biochemical markers in tissues, cells and biofluids by detection of the vibrational modes of the constituent molecules. Together, infrared microscopy and chemometrics is a widely accepted method that can distinguish healthy and diseased states with high accuracy. However, despite the exponential growth of the field and its research world-wide, several barriers currently exist for its full translation into the clinical sphere, namely sample throughput and data management...
January 18, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098230/molecular-mechanism-of-the-allosteric-regulation-of-the-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-heterodimer-of-human-nad-dependent-isocitrate-dehydrogenase
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Tengfei Ma, Yingjie Peng, Wei Huang, Jianping Ding
Human NAD-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase catalyzes the decarboxylation of isocitrate (ICT) into α-ketoglutarate in the Krebs cycle. It exists as the α2βγ heterotetramer composed of the αβ and αγ heterodimers. Previously, we have demonstrated biochemically that the α2βγ heterotetramer and αγ heterodimer can be allosterically activated by citrate (CIT) and ADP. In this work, we report the crystal structures of the αγ heterodimer with the γ subunit bound without or with different activators...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098200/cullin-7-mediates-proteasomal-and-lysosomal-degradations-of-rat-eag1-potassium-channels
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Po-Hao Hsu, Yu-Ting Ma, Ya-Ching Fang, Jing-Jia Huang, Yu-Ling Gan, Pei-Tzu Chang, Guey-Mei Jow, Chih-Yung Tang, Chung-Jiuan Jeng
Mammalian Eag1 (Kv10.1) potassium (K(+)) channels are widely expressed in the brain. Several mutations in the gene encoding human Eag1 K(+) channel have been associated with congenital neurodevelopmental anomalies. Currently very little is known about the molecules mediating protein synthesis and degradation of Eag1 channels. Herein we aim to ascertain the protein degradation mechanism of rat Eag1 (rEag1). We identified cullin 7 (Cul7), a member of the cullin-based E3 ubiquitin ligase family, as a novel rEag1 binding partner...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098155/the-geometric-nature-of-weights-in-real-complex-networks
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Antoine Allard, M Ángeles Serrano, Guillermo García-Pérez, Marián Boguñá
The topology of many real complex networks has been conjectured to be embedded in hidden metric spaces, where distances between nodes encode their likelihood of being connected. Besides of providing a natural geometrical interpretation of their complex topologies, this hypothesis yields the recipe for sustainable Internet's routing protocols, sheds light on the hierarchical organization of biochemical pathways in cells, and allows for a rich characterization of the evolution of international trade. Here we present empirical evidence that this geometric interpretation also applies to the weighted organization of real complex networks...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098100/impact-of-residual-renal-function-on-clinical-outcome-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-on-peritoneal-dialysis
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Manns Manohar John, Amit Gupta, Raj K Sharma, Anupama Kaul
We studied the impact of residual renal function (RRF) on clinical outcome and quality of life in 61 patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). They were assigned to two groups, at the time of initiation of PD, based on their estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The high RRF group had eGFR ≥5 mL/min/1.73 m[2] and the low RRF group hade GFR <5 mL/min/1.73 m[2]. All patients were followed up at regular intervals for clinical and biochemical variables. Baselines characteristics including age, sex, body mass index and cause of the kidney disease were similar in both groups...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097910/purification-and-biochemical-characterization-of-a-novel-thermostable-serine-alkaline-protease-from-aeribacillus-pallidus-c10-a-potential-additive-for-detergents
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Vildan Yildirim, Mustafa Ozkan Baltaci, Ilknur Ozgencli, Melda Sisecioglu, Ahmet Adiguzel, Gulsah Adiguzel
An extracellular thermostable alkaline serine protease enzyme from Aeribacillus pallidus C10 (GenBank No: KC333049), was purified 4.85 and 17. 32-fold with a yield of 26.9 and 19.56%, respectively, through DE52 anion exchange and Probond affinity chromatography. The molecular mass of the enzyme was determined through sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), with approximately 38.35 kDa. The enzyme exhibited optimum activity at pH 9 and at temperature 60 °C. It was determined that the enzyme had remained stable at the range of pH 7...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097896/a-new-nitrobenzoxadiazole-based-gstp1-1-inhibitor-with-a-previously-unheard-of-mechanism-of-action-and-high-stability
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Chiara Fulci, Dante Rotili, Anastasia De Luca, Lorenzo Stella, Blasco Morozzo Della Rocca, Mariantonietta Forgione, Veronica Di Paolo, Antonello Mai, Mattia Falconi, Luigi Quintieri, Anna M Caccuri
CONTEXT: The nitrobezoxadiazole derivative NBDHEX is a potent inhibitor of glutathione transferase P1-1 (GSTP1-1) endowed with outstanding anticancer activity in different tumor models. OBJECTIVE: To characterize by in vitro biochemical and in silico studies the NBDHEX analogues named MC2752 and MC2753. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Synthesis of MC2752 and MC2753, biochemical assays and in silico docking and normal-mode analyses. RESULTS: The presence of a hydrophobic moiety in the side chain of MC2753 confers unique features to this molecule...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097803/regulation-of-mrna-following-brain-ischemia-and-reperfusion
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Donald J DeGracia
There is growing appreciation that mRNA regulation plays important roles in disease and injury. mRNA regulation and ribonomics occur in brain ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) following stroke and cardiac arrest and resuscitation. It was recognized over 40 years ago that translation arrest (TA) accompanies brain I/R and is now recognized as part of the intrinsic stress responses triggered in neurons. However, neuron death correlates to a prolonged TA in cells fated to undergo delayed neuronal death (DND). Dysfunction of mRNA regulatory processes in cells fated to DND prevents them from translating stress-induced mRNAs such as heat shock proteins...
January 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097693/distinguishing-between-biochemical-and-cellular-function-are-there-peptide-signatures-for-cellular-function-of-proteins
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Shruti Jain, Kausik Bhattacharyya, Rachit Bakshi, Ankita Narang, Vani Brahmachari
The genome annotation and identification of gene function depends on conserved biochemical activity. However, in the cell, proteins with the same biochemical function can participate in different cellular pathways and cannot complement one another. Similarly, two proteins of very different biochemical functions are put in the same class of cellular function; for example, the classification of a gene as an oncogene or a tumour suppressor gene is not related to its biochemical function, but is related to its cellular function...
January 18, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097602/dietary-supplementation-of-chromium-can-alleviate-negative-impacts-of-heat-stress-on-performance-carcass-yield-and-some-blood-hematology-and-chemistry-indices-of-growing-japanese-quail
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Mohamed Soliman El-Kholy, Mohamed Mohamed El-Hindawy, Mahmoud Alagawany, Mohamed Ezzat Abd El-Hack, Sabry Abd El-Gawad Abd El-Halim El-Sayed
The main objective of this work was to investigate the impact of dietary chromium supplementation on growth indices, carcass yield, and some hematological and biochemical blood parameters of growing Japanese quails subjected to heat stress. A total of 360 unsexed 2-week-old Japanese quail chicks were used in a 2 × 3 factorial arrangement that had two ambient temperatures (23 ± 2 and 33 ± 2 °C) and three dietary chromium (0.00, 500, and 1000 μg Cr/kg diet as chromium picolinate). For induction of heat stress, the room temperature was set at 33 ± 2 °C from 2 to 6 weeks of age...
January 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097518/beneficial-effects-of-ozone-therapy-on-oxidative-stress-cardiac-functions-and-clinical-findings-in-patients-with-heart-failure-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Mutlu Buyuklu, Fatih Mehmet Kandemir, Turan Set, Eftal Murat Bakırcı, Husnu Degirmenci, Hikmet Hamur, Ergun Topal, Sefa Kucukler, Kultigin Turkmen
The aim of study was to determine the effects of ozone therapy on the oxidative stress, cardiac functions and clinical findings in patients with heart failure reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). A total of 40 patients with New York Heart Association 2 and 3 HF with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <35%, and 40 subjects without HF as control group were included in the study. Patients with HFrEF were given additional ozone therapy of major and minor administrations along with conventional HF treatment for 5 weeks...
January 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097378/-molecular-pathogenesis-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-related-fibrosis
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K Ohlendieck, D Swandulla
Progressive myofibrosis plays a key role in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The dystrophic loss of contractile cells triggers a relatively nonspecific restructuring of the surrounding mesenchyme. The increase in connective and fatty tissue leads to muscular weakness and is therefore of critical importance for the cellular pathogenesis of muscular dystrophy. The systematic biochemical analysis of fibrosis using comparative proteomics has identified a number of extracellular matrix proteins that are indirectly involved in muscular dystrophy...
January 17, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097356/effect-of-etelcalcetide-vs-cinacalcet-on-serum-parathyroid-hormone-in-patients-receiving-hemodialysis-with-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Geoffrey A Block, David A Bushinsky, Sunfa Cheng, John Cunningham, Bastian Dehmel, Tilman B Drueke, Markus Ketteler, Reshma Kewalramani, Kevin J Martin, Sharon M Moe, Uptal D Patel, Justin Silver, Yan Sun, Hao Wang, Glenn M Chertow
Importance: Secondary hyperparathyroidism contributes to extraskeletal calcification and is associated with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Control is suboptimal in the majority of patients receiving hemodialysis. An intravenously (IV) administered calcimimetic could improve adherence and reduce adverse gastrointestinal effects. Objective: To evaluate the relative efficacy and safety of the IV calcimimetic etelcalcetide and the oral calcimimetic cinacalcet...
January 10, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097314/complications-of-bilateral-neck-dissection-in-thyroid-cancer-from-a-single-high-volume-center
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Caitlin McMullen, Daniel Rocke, Jeremy Freeman
Importance: The morbidity of bilateral lateral neck dissection (BLND) for thyroid cancers has not been described in detail. This study delineates the specific complications arising from BLND for thyroid cancers at a single high-volume center. Objective: To determine the morbidity associated with BLNDs for differentiated thyroid cancers at our institution. Design, Setting, and Participants: This was a retrospective review of medical records performed to identify patients having undergone BLNDs for thyroid cancers by a single surgeon at an academic, tertiary medical center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from 1988 to 2015...
January 12, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097263/predicting-biochemical-recurrence-in-patients-with-high-risk-prostate-cancer-using-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Min Young Yoon, Juhyun Park, Jeong Yeon Cho, Chang Wook Jeong, Ja Hyeon Ku, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Cheol Kwak
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate whether the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value in diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging predicts the prognoses of patients with high-risk prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 157 patients with high-risk prostate cancer (based on D'Amico's criteria) were included in the analysis. Patients underwent preoperative 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging within 2 months before radical prostatectomy. Those who received neoadjuvant hormone therapy (33 persons) or radiation therapy (18 persons) were excluded...
January 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097203/staged-anticonvulsant-screening-for-chronic-epilepsy
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Yevgeny Berdichevsky, Yero Saponjian, Kyung-Il Park, Bonnie Roach, Wendy Pouliot, Kimberly Lu, Waldemar Swiercz, F Edward Dudek, Kevin J Staley
OBJECTIVE: Current anticonvulsant screening programs are based on seizures evoked in normal animals. One-third of epileptic patients do not respond to the anticonvulsants discovered with these models. We evaluated a tiered program based on chronic epilepsy and spontaneous seizures, with compounds advancing from high-throughput in vitro models to low-throughput in vivo models. METHODS: Epileptogenesis in organotypic hippocampal slice cultures was quantified by lactate production and lactate dehydrogenase release into culture media as rapid assays for seizure-like activity and cell death, respectively...
December 2016: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097168/purification-and-biochemical-properties-of-a-thermostable-haloalkaline-cellulase-from-bacillus-licheniformis-amf-07-and-its-application-for-hydrolysis-of-different-cellulosic-substrates-to-bioethanol-production
#20
Fatemeh Azadian, Arastoo Badoei-Dalfard, Abdolhamid Namaki-Shoushtari, Mehdi Hassanshahian
A thermophilic strain AMF-07, hydrolyzing carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) was isolated from Kerman hot spring and was identified as Bacillus licheniformis based on 16S rRNA sequence homology. The carboxymethylcellulase (CMCase) enzyme produced by the B. licheniformis was purified by (NH4)2SO4 precipitation, ion exchange and gel filtration chromatography. The purified enzyme gave a single band on SDS- PAGE with a molecular weight of 37 kDa. The CMCase enzyme was highly active and stable over broad ranges of temperature (40-80ºC), pH (6...
September 2016: Molecular Biology Research Communications
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