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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098110/hepatitis-c-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-single-center-egypt
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Doaa Mohammed Youssef, Hanaa Abdo, Ahmed Alakhras, Tamer Adham, Abdelnasser Hussien Mohamoud
Prevalence of hepatitis C varies largely according to geographical distribution, and Egypt so far has the highest prevalence worldwide. The aim of this study was to evaluate hepatitis C infection in chronic kidney disease (CKD) children in our center with regard to its incidence and other morbidities. This is a cross-sectional study involving 50 children with CKD, not on dialysis. All patients underwent a thorough history taking including disease duration and mean duration of admission, clinical examination including blood pressure measurements, and routine laboratory examination such as hemoglobin level, serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), urea, and creatinine...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098048/folate-and-vitamin-b12-concentrations-are-associated-with-plasma-dha-and-epa-fatty-acids-in-european-adolescents-the-healthy-lifestyle-in-europe-by-nutrition-in-adolescence-helena-study
#2
I Iglesia, I Huybrechts, M González-Gross, T Mouratidou, J Santabárbara, V Chajès, E M González-Gil, J Y Park, S Bel-Serrat, M Cuenca-García, M Castillo, M Kersting, K Widhalm, S De Henauw, M Sjöström, F Gottrand, D Molnár, Y Manios, A Kafatos, M Ferrari, P Stehle, A Marcos, F J Sánchez-Muniz, L A Moreno
This study aimed to examine the association between vitamin B6, folate and vitamin B12 biomarkers and plasma fatty acids in European adolescents. A subsample from the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence study with valid data on B-vitamins and fatty acid blood parameters, and all the other covariates used in the analyses such as BMI, Diet Quality Index, education of the mother and physical activity assessed by a questionnaire, was selected resulting in 674 cases (43 % males). B-vitamin biomarkers were measured by chromatography and immunoassay and fatty acids by enzymatic analyses...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095684/effect-of-the-protein-corona-on-antibody-antigen-binding-in-nanoparticle-sandwich-immunoassays
#3
Helena de Puig, Irene Bosch, Marc Carré-Camps, Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli
We investigated the effect of the protein corona on the function of nanoparticle (NP) antibody (Ab) conjugates in dipstick sandwich immunoassays. Ab specific for Zika virus nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) were conjugated to gold NPs, and another anti-NS1 Ab was immobilized onto the nitrocellulose membrane. Sandwich immunoassay formation was influenced by whether the strip was run in corona forming conditions, i.e., in human serum. Strips run in buffer or pure solutions of bovine serum albumin exhibited false positives, but those run in human serum did not...
January 18, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095447/identification-and-characterization-of-single-chain-antibodies-that-specifically-bind-gi-noroviruses
#4
Amy M Hurwitz, Wanzhi Huang, Baijun Kou, Mary K Estes, Robert L Atmar, Timothy Palzkill
Norovirus infections commonly lead to outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis and spread quickly, resulting in many health and economic challenges prior to diagnosis. Rapid and reliable diagnostic tests are therefore essential to identify infections and to guide the appropriate clinical responses at the point-of-care. Existing tools, including RT-PCR and enzyme immunoassays, pose several limitations based on the significant time, equipment and expertise required to elicit results. Immunochromatographic assays available for use at the point-of-care have poor sensitivity and specificity, especially for genogroup I noroviruses, thus requiring confirmation of results with more sensitive testing methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095179/development-of-fully-automated-low-cost-immunoassay-system-for-research-applications
#5
Guochun Wang, Champak Das, Bradley Ledden, Qian Sun, Chien Nguyen
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) automation for routine operation in a small research environment would be very attractive. A portable fully automated low-cost immunoassay system was designed, developed, and evaluated with several protein analytes. It features disposable capillary columns as the reaction sites and uses real-time calibration for improved accuracy. It reduces the overall assay time to less than 75 min with the ability of easy adaptation of new testing targets. The running cost is extremely low due to the nature of automation, as well as reduced material requirements...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Laboratory Automation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095043/serum-insulin-growth-factor-1-in-lebanese-schoolchildren-and-its-relation-to-vitamin-d-and-ferritin-levels
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Marie-Hélène Gannagé-Yared, Elise Chahine, Vanessa Farah, Tony Ibrahim, Nadia Asmar, Georges Halaby
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study is to establish reference values for IGF-1 in Lebanese schoolchildren, and to evaluate the relationship between IGF-1 and age, gender, body mass index (BMI),vitamin D and ferritin. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 952 Lebanese schoolchildren (495 boys and 457 girls) aged 8-18 years, were included. Blood samples were taken from 10 schools of different socioeconomic status. Chemiluminescent immunoassays were used for IGF-1, 25(OH)D, testosterone and ferritin measurements...
January 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094882/association-of-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-adiposity-with-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-young-adults
#7
Eunduck Park, Janet C Meininger, Duck-Hee Kang, Kelley Pettee Gabriel, Nikhil S Padhye
OBJECTIVES: Cardiorespiratory fitness (fitness) has been inversely associated with inflammation, but whether the association is attributed to fitness itself or lower levels of adiposity remains uncertain in young adults. The purpose of this study was to determine the association of fitness and adiposity with inflammation in young adults. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 88 participants aged 20-34 years. Fitness was assessed by a submaximal treadmill walking test...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094237/a-multiplex-microsphere-immunoassay-for-zika-virus-diagnosis
#8
Susan J Wong, Andrea Furuya, Jing Zou, Xuping Xie, Alan P Dupuis, Laura D Kramer, Pei-Yong Shi
Rapid and accurate diagnosis of infectious agents is essential for patient care, disease control, and countermeasure development. The present serologic diagnosis of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection relies mainly on IgM-capture ELISA which is confounded with the flaw of cross-reactivity among different flaviviruses. In this communication, we report a multiplex microsphere immunoassay (MIA) that captures the diagnostic power of viral envelope protein (that elicits robust, yet cross-reactive antibodies to other flaviviruses) and the differential power of viral nonstructural proteins NS1 and NS5 (that induce more virus-type specific antibodies)...
January 10, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094081/emerging-human-fetuin-a-assays-for-biomedical-diagnostics
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REVIEW
Sandeep Kumar Vashist, E Marion Schneider, A G Venkatesh, John H T Luong
Human fetuin A (HFA) plays a prominent pathophysiological role in numerous diseases and pathophysiological conditions with considerable biomedical significance; one example is the formation of calciprotein particles in osteoporosis and impaired calcium metabolisms. With impressive advances in in vitro diagnostic assays during the last decade, ELISAs have become a workhorse in routine clinical diagnostics. Recent diagnostic formats involve high-sensitivity immunoassay procedures, surface plasmon resonance, rapid immunoassay chemistries, signal enhancement, and smartphone detection...
January 13, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093353/vitamin-d-metabolites-in-captivity-should-we-measure-free-or-total-25-oh-d-to-assess-vitamin-d-status
#10
REVIEW
Daniel Bikle, Roger Bouillon, Ravi Thadhani, Inez Schoenmakers
There is general consensus that serum 25(OH)D is the best biochemical marker for nutritional vitamin D status. Whether free 25(OH)D would be a better marker than total 25(OH)D is so far unclear. Free 25(OH)D can either be calculated based on the measurement of the serum concentrations of total 25(OH)D, vitamin D-binding protein (DBP), albumin, and the affinity between 25(OH)D and its binding proteins in physiological situations. Free 25(OH)D can also be measured directly by equilibrium dialysis, ultrafitration or immunoassays...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093271/characterization-and-clinical-validation-of-mcm2-and-top2a-monoclonal-antibodies-in-the-bd-proex%C3%A2-c-assay-an-immunoassay-which-detects-aberrant-s-phase-induction-in-cervical-tissue
#11
Eric P Dixon, Lorraine M King, Ramona Nelson, Stephen G Simkins, Steven L Knapp, George H Brough, Karen L Lenz, Dorian T Henderson, Clark M Whitehead, Janice Hessling, Charlotte A Brown, Douglas P Malinowski
BACKGROUND: The Papanicolaou (Pap) screen has been successful in reducing cervical cancer; but exhibits low sensitivity when detecting cervical dysplasia. Use of molecular biomarkers in Pap tests may improve diagnostic accuracy. DESIGN: Monoclonal antibodies to Minichromosome Maintenance Protein 2 (MCM2) and DNA Topoisomerase II α (TOP2A) were selected for use in IHC based on their ability to differentiate normal from diseased cervical tissues in tissue microarrays...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093212/long-term-sera-storage-does-not-significantly-modify-the-interpretation-of-toxoplasmosis-serologies
#12
C Dard, S Bailly, T Drouet, H Fricker-Hidalgo, M P Brenier-Pinchart, H Pelloux
BACKGROUND: Serological investigation of Toxoplasma gondii can answer many questions about toxoplasmosis in human pathology. Along these lines, studies on serum storage in biobanks need to be performed especially in terms of determining the impact of storage on relevance of sera analysis after freezing. This study assessed the impact of long-term sera storage on the stability of anti-Toxoplasma immunoglobulins. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The stability of anti-Toxoplasma IgG and IgM was studied in 244 and 242 sera respectively, stored at -20°C from one month to ten years...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092180/n-acetylcysteine-a-possible-protector-against-indomethacin-induced-peptic-ulcer-crosstalk-between-antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-antiapoptotic-mechanisms
#13
Nema Ali Soliman, Doaa Hussein Zineldeen, Mohamed Alaa Katary, Darin Abd Ali
This study investigated the gastroprotective effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) against indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer in rats. Ulceration was induced by a single oral administration of indomethacin (30 mg/kg). 50 male albino rats were allocated into 5 equal groups: control group received normal saline orally, indomethacin group rats received normal saline orally for 5 days and indomethacin (50 mg/kg) on the last day, ranitidine group received ranitidine (reference drug) orally for 5 days (50 mg/kg) before receiving indomethacin (50 mg/kg) on the last day, and NAC groups received NAC orally at 300 and 500 mg/kg, respectively, for 5 days before receiving indomethacin (50 mg/kg) on the last day...
November 14, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091627/development-of-a-single-step-immunoassay-microdevice-based-on-a-graphene-oxide-containing-hydrogel-possessing-fluorescence-quenching-and-size-separation-functions
#14
Akihiro Shirai, Kaho Nakashima, Kenji Sueyoshi, Tatsuro Endo, Hideaki Hisamoto
An immunoassay, which is an indispensable analytical method both in biological research and in medical fields was successfully integrated into a "single-step" by developing a microdevice composed of a graphene oxide (GO)-containing hydrogel and a poly (dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microchannel array with a polyethylene glycol (PEG) coating containing a fluorescently-labelled antibody. Here we used 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA) as a monomer that is easily, and homogeneously, mixed with GO to synthesize the hydrogel...
January 16, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089708/hair-corticosterone-measurement-in-mouse-models-of-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#15
Rebecca L Erickson, Caroline A Browne, Irwin Lucki
In diabetes, glucocorticoid secretion increases secondary to hyperglycemia and is associated with an extensive list of disease complications. Levels of cortisol in humans, or corticosterone in rodents, are usually measured as transitory biomarkers of stress in blood or saliva. Glucocorticoid concentrations accumulate in human or animal hair over weeks and could more accurately measure the cumulative stress burden of diseases like chronic diabetes. In this study, corticosterone levels were measured in hair in verified rodent models of diabetes mellitus...
January 12, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089408/the-various-assays-for-measuring-activity-states-of-factor-viia-in-plasma-and-therapeutic-products-diagnostic-value-and-analytical-usefulness-in-various-pathophysiological-states
#16
REVIEW
Jean Amiral, Claire Dunois, Cédric Amiral, Jerard Seghatchian
The key coagulation factor FVII, and its activated form FVIIa, present a major interest for their role at the initiation phase of blood coagulation, and because they can activate all blood coagulation cascade, through the extrinsic, but also the intrinsic pathway. Blood activation initiated through FVII is first presented, as it is understood nowadays. Measurement of FVII and FVIIa were of main interest for epidemiological studies, but FVIIa contribution to assay results was only deduced. The introduction of specific FVIIa assays, functional or immunoassays, allowed measuring directly FVIIa without any interference of non-activated FVII, or other coagulation factors or their activated forms...
December 29, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088490/microwave-based-treatments-of-wheat-kernels-do-not-abolish-gluten-epitopes-implicated-in-celiac-disease
#17
Carmen Gianfrani, Gianfranco Mamone, Barbara la Gatta, Alessandra Camarca, Luigia Di Stasio, Francesco Maurano, Stefania Picascia, Vito Capozzi, Giuseppe Perna, Gianluca Picariello, Aldo Di Luccia
Microwave based treatment (MWT) of wet wheat kernels induced a striking reduction of gluten, up to <20 ppm as determined by R5-antibodybased ELISA, so that wheat could be labeled as gluten-free. In contrast, analysis of gluten peptides by G12 antibody-based ELISA, mass spectrometry-based proteomics and in vitro assay with T cells of celiac subjects, indicated no difference of antigenicity before and after MWT. SDS-PAGE analysis and Raman spectroscopy demonstrated that MWT simply induced conformational modifications, reducing alcohol solubility of gliadins and altering the access of R5-antibody to the gluten epitopes...
January 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088285/plasmon-enhanced-fluorescence-imaging-with-silicon-based-silver-chips-for-protein-and-nucleic-acid-assay
#18
Bing Yuan, Xiangxu Jiang, Chu Yao, Meimei Bao, Jiaojiao Liu, Yujiang Dou, Yinze Xu, Yao He, Kai Yang, Yuqiang Ma
Metal-enhanced fluorescence shows great potential for improving the sensitivity of fluoroscopy, which has been widely used in protein and nucleic acid detection for biosensor and bioassay applications. In comparison with the traditional glass-supported metal nanoparticles (MNPs), the introduction of a silicon substrate has been shown to provide an increased surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) effect due to the coupling between the MNPs and the semiconducting silicon substrate. In this work, we further study the fluorescence-enhanced effect of the silicon-supported silver-island (Ag@Si) plasmonic chips...
February 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088280/comparative-study-of-colloidal-gold-and-quantum-dots-as-labels-for-multiplex-screening-tests-for-multi-mycotoxin-detection
#19
Astrid Foubert, Natalia V Beloglazova, Sarah De Saeger
Quantum dots (QDs) and colloidal gold nanoparticles (CG) were evaluated as labels for multiplex lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) for determination of mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON), zearalenone (ZEN) and T2/HT2-toxin (T2/HT2) in cereal matrices. Both developed assays were based on the same immunoreagents (except for the labels), therefore their analytical characteristics could be objectively compared. For both LFIAs antigens (DON-ovalbumin (OVA), ZEN-OVA and T2-OVA) and rabbit anti-mouse immunoglobulin were immobilized on a nitrocellulose membrane as three test lines and one control line, respectively...
February 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088277/immunoassays-of-chemically-modified-polysaccharides-glycans-in-glycoproteins-and-ribose-in-nucleic-acids
#20
Slađana Strmečki, Mojmír Trefulka, Pavlína Zatloukalová, Michal Durech, Borivoj Vojtesek, Emil Paleček
Glycosylation of proteins plays an important role in health and diseases. At present new simple and inexpensive methods of glycoprotein analysis are sought. We developed a monoclonal antibody Manost 2.1 in mice after immunization with the adduct of mannan with Os(VI)temed complex (temed is N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine). The specificity of this antibody to different biomolecules treated with Os(VI)temed was tested using dot blot immunoassay. Manost 2.1 showed specificity toward Os(VI)temed-modified polysaccharides, glycoproteins and ribonucleotide at the 3'-end in DNA...
February 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
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