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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738662/highly-efficient-enrichment-of-low-abundance-intact-proteins-by-core-shell-structured-fe3o4-chitosan-graphene-composites
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Peng Zhang, Xiaoni Fang, Guoquan Yan, Mingxia Gao, Xiangmin Zhang
In proteomics research, the screening and monitoring of disease biomarkers is still a major challenge, mainly due to their low concentration in biological samples. However, the universal enrichment of intact proteins has not been further studied. In this work, we developed a Fe3O4-chitosan@graphene (Fe3O4-CS@G) core-shell composite to enrich low-abundance proteins from biological samples. Fe3O4-CS@G composite holds chitosan layer decorated Fe3O4 core, which improves the hydrophilicity of materials greatly. Meanwhile, the graphene nanosheets shell formed via electrostatic assembly endows the composite with huge surface area (178m(2)/g)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738638/mixed-matrix-membranes-incorporated-with-ln-mof-for-selective-and-sensitive-detection-of-nitrofuran-antibiotics-based-on-inner-filter-effect
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Feng Zhang, Hua Yao, Yifan Zhao, Xing Li, Gaowei Zhang, Yangyi Yang
The detection of antibiotics is critical and challenging due to the pervasive use of antibiotics had inevitably brought some negative impacts on ecosystem and human health. Herein, we reported an anti-interfere ability enhanced luminescent sensor of lanthanide metal-organic framework (Ln-MOF) filled mixed matrix membranes (MMMs), which combining the processibility of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) polymer with Ln-MOF of {[Tb2(AIP)2(H2O)10]·(AIP)·4H2O}n (Tb-AIP, where AIP is 5-aminoisophthalate) fillers...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738262/systematic-review-of-community-health-impacts-of-mountaintop-removal-mining
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REVIEW
Abee L Boyles, Robyn B Blain, Johanna R Rochester, Raghavendhran Avanasi, Susan B Goldhaber, Sofie McComb, Stephanie D Holmgren, Scott A Masten, Kristina A Thayer
BACKGROUND: The objective of this evaluation is to understand the human health impacts of mountaintop removal (MTR) mining, the major method of coal mining in and around Central Appalachia. MTR mining impacts the air, water, and soil and raises concerns about potential adverse health effects in neighboring communities; exposures associated with MTR mining include particulate matter (PM), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), metals, hydrogen sulfide, and other recognized harmful substances...
July 21, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738077/consequences-of-severe-habitat-fragmentation-on-density-genetics-and-spatial-capture-recapture-analysis-of-a-small-bear-population
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Sean M Murphy, Ben C Augustine, Wade A Ulrey, Joseph M Guthrie, Brian K Scheick, J Walter McCown, John J Cox
Loss and fragmentation of natural habitats caused by human land uses have subdivided several formerly contiguous large carnivore populations into multiple small and often isolated subpopulations, which can reduce genetic variation and lead to precipitous population declines. Substantial habitat loss and fragmentation from urban development and agriculture expansion relegated the Highlands-Glades subpopulation (HGS) of Florida, USA, black bears (Ursus americanus floridanus) to prolonged isolation; increasing human land development is projected to cause ≥ 50% loss of remaining natural habitats occupied by the HGS in coming decades...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737732/the-role-of-heart-rate-variability-parameters-in-activity-recognition-and-energy-expenditure-estimation-using-wearable-sensors
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Heesu Park, Suh-Yeon Dong, Miran Lee, Inchan Youn
Human-activity recognition (HAR) and energy-expenditure (EE) estimation are major functions in the mobile healthcare system. Both functions have been investigated for a long time; however, several challenges remain unsolved, such as the confusion between activities and the recognition of energy-consuming activities involving little or no movement. To solve these problems, we propose a novel approach using an accelerometer and electrocardiogram (ECG). First, we collected a database of six activities (sitting, standing, walking, ascending, resting and running) of 13 voluntary participants...
July 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737550/intestinal-cestodes
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Camille Webb, Miguel M Cabada
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cestodes infections in humans are among the most prevalent parasitosis worldwide. Although tapeworm infection is often asymptomatic, they can be associated with a range of symptoms. The landscape of cestode infections is changing with rapid diagnosis techniques and advanced molecular diagnosis aiding in identification of species specific epidemiology. RECENT FINDINGS: Traditional descriptions of species by location have been challenged with molecular diagnostic techniques, which show variation in distribution of species, thought to be because of globalization and importation of disease...
July 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737175/natural-variation-of-macrophage-activation-as-disease-relevant-phenotype-predictive-of-inflammation-and-cancer-survival
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Konrad Buscher, Erik Ehinger, Pritha Gupta, Akula Bala Pramod, Dennis Wolf, George Tweet, Calvin Pan, Charles D Mills, Aldons J Lusis, Klaus Ley
Although mouse models exist for many immune-based diseases, the clinical translation remains challenging. Most basic and translational studies utilize only a single inbred mouse strain. However, basal and diseased immune states in humans show vast inter-individual variability. Here, focusing on macrophage responses to lipopolysaccharide (LPS), we use the hybrid mouse diversity panel (HMDP) of 83 inbred strains as a surrogate for human natural immune variation. Since conventional bioinformatics fail to analyse a population spectrum, we highlight how gene signatures for LPS responsiveness can be derived based on an Interleukin-12β and arginase expression ratio...
July 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737040/potential-of-small-molecule-fungal-metabolites-in-antiviral-chemotherapy
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Biswajit G Roy
Various viral diseases, such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, influenza, and hepatitis, have emerged as leading causes of human death worldwide. Scientific endeavor since invention of DNA-dependent RNA polymerase of pox virus in 1967 resulted in better understanding of virus replication and development of various novel therapeutic strategies. Despite considerable advancement in every facet of drug discovery process, development of commercially viable, safe, and effective drugs for these viruses still remains a big challenge...
July 23, 2017: Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736924/evaluation-of-spiral-acquisition-variants-for-functional-imaging-of-human-superior-colliculus-at-3t-field-strength
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Vimal Singh, Josef Pfeuffer, Tiejun Zhao, David Ress
PURPOSE: High-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging of human subcortical brain structures is challenging because of their deep location in the cranium, and their comparatively weak blood oxygen level dependent responses to strong stimuli. Magnetic resonance imaging data for subcortical brain regions exhibit both low signal-to-noise ratio and low functional contrast-to-noise ratio. To overcome these challenges, this work evaluates the use of dual-echo spiral variants that combine outward and inward trajectories...
July 24, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736855/-lnc-ing-wnt-in-female-reproductive-cancers-therapeutic-potential-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-wnt-signaling
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REVIEW
Mei S Ong, Wanpei Cai, Yi Yuan, Hin C Leong, Tuan Z Tan, Asad Mohammad, Ming L You, Frank Arfuso, Boon C Goh, Sudha Warrier, Gautam Sethi, Nicholas S Tolwinski, Peter E Lobie, Celestial T Yap, Shing C Hooi, Ruby Y Huang, Alan P Kumar
Recent discoveries in the non-coding genome have challenged the original central dogma of molecular biology; non-coding RNAs and related processes have been found to be important in regulating gene expression. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are amongst some that have gained attention recently in human diseases, including cancer, with the involvement of many more ncRNAs waiting to be discovered. Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are a group of ribonucleic acids transcribed from regions of the human genome, which do not become translated into proteins, despite having essential roles in cellular physiology...
July 24, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736514/design-and-validation-of-exoskeleton-actuated-by-soft-modules-toward-neurorehabilitation-vision-based-control-for-precise-reaching-motion-of-upper-limb
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Victoria W Oguntosin, Yoshiki Mori, Hyejong Kim, Slawomir J Nasuto, Sadao Kawamura, Yoshikatsu Hayashi
We demonstrated the design, production, and functional properties of the Exoskeleton Actuated by the Soft Modules (EAsoftM). Integrating the 3D printed exoskeleton with passive joints to compensate gravity and with active joints to rotate the shoulder and elbow joints resulted in ultra-light system that could assist planar reaching motion by using the vision-based control law. The EAsoftM can support the reaching motion with compliance realized by the soft materials and pneumatic actuation. In addition, the vision-based control law has been proposed for the precise control over the target reaching motion within the millimeter scale...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736498/insights-on-glicentin-a-promising-peptide-of-the-proglucagon-family
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REVIEW
Juliette Raffort, Fabien Lareyre, Damien Massalou, Patrick Fénichel, Patricia Panaïa-Ferrari, Giulia Chinetti
Glicentin is a proglucagon-derived peptide mainly produced in the L-intestinal cells. While the roles of other members of the proglucagon family including glucagon-like peptide 1, glucagon-like peptide 2 and oxyntomodulin has been well studied, the functions and variation of glicentin in human are not fully understood. Experimental and clinical studies have highlighted its role in both intestinal physiology and glucose metabolism, pointing to its potential interest in a wide range of pathological states including gastrointestinal and metabolic disorders...
June 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736423/choosing-disability-visualizing-care
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Rachel Adams
This article explores how visual images of dependency and care reflect and reinforce perceptions of people who are ill, disabled, or otherwise dependent, those who sustain them, and the meaning of the work they do. Scenes of care are a valuable index for understanding cultural assumptions about who is deserving of care, how and where care should be given, and who is obligated to serve as a giver of care. It positions these images in the context of the emphasis, within the disability rights movement, on independence...
2017: Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736310/non-bold-contrast-for-laminar-fmri-in-humans-cbf-cbv-and-cmr02
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REVIEW
Laurentius Huber, Kâmil Uludağ, Harald E Möller
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) using the blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) contrast indirectly probes neuronal activity changes via evoked cerebral blood flow (CBF), cerebral blood volume (CBV) and cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMR02) changes. The gradient-echo BOLD signal is mostly sensitive to ascending veins in the tissue and to pial veins. Thereby, the achievable spatial specificity to neuronal activation is limited. Furthermore, the non-linear interaction of CBF, CBV and CMR02 can hamper quantitative interpretations of the BOLD signal across cortical depths with different baseline physiology...
July 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736284/adam-a-breathing-phantom-for-lung-sbrt-quality-assurance
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Stefania Pallotta, Silvia Calusi, Leonardo Foggi, Riccardo Lisci, Laura Masi, Livia Marrazzo, Cinzia Talamonti, Lorenzo Livi, Gabriele Simontacchi
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy treatment of moving lesions is a challenging task in which different strategies can be used to adequately treat the tumor while sparing the surrounding tissue. The complexity of these strategies requires accurate and appropriate quality assurance tests. For this purpose, ADAM (Anthropomorphic Dynamic breAthing Model), a new phantom which simulates realistic patient breathing, was developed aiming to test the image quality and dose delivery in lung cancer treatments...
July 20, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736280/the-serine-threonine-protein-phosphatase-2a-controls-autoimmunity
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Amir Sharabi, Isaac R Kasper, George C Tsokos
Protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) is the first Ser/Thr phosphatase recognized to contribute to human and murine lupus immunopathology. PP2A expression in SLE is controlled both epigenetically and genetically, and it is increased in patients with SLE, which contributes to decreased IL-2 production, decreased CD3ζ and increased FcRγ expression on the surface of T cells, increased CREMα expression, hypomethylation of genes associated with SLE pathogenesis, and increased IL-17 production. B regulatory subunit of PP2A regulates IL-2 deprivation-induced T cell death and is decreased in SLE patients...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736267/gamma-tocopherol-enriched-supplement-reduces-sputum-eosinophilia-and-endotoxin-induced-sputum-neutrophilia-in-volunteers-with-asthma
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Allison J Burbank, Charity G Duran, Yinghao Pan, Patricia Burns, Susan Jones, Qing Jiang, Chao Yang, Sha'Leema Jenkins, Heather Wells, Neil Alexis, Mehmet Kesimer, William D Bennett, Haibo Zhou, David B Peden, Michelle L Hernandez
BACKGROUND: We and others have shown that the gamma tocopherol (γT) isoform of vitamin E has multiple anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions and that γT supplementation reduces eosinophilic and endotoxin (LPS)-induced neutrophilic airway inflammation in animal models and healthy human volunteers. OBJECTIVE: To determine if γT supplementation reduces eosinophilic airway inflammation and acute neutrophilic response to inhaled LPS challenge in volunteers with asthma...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736220/manufacturing-of-hydrogel-biomaterials-with-controlled-mechanical-properties-for-tissue-engineering-applications
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REVIEW
Armin Vedadghavami, Farnaz Minooei, Mohammad Hossein Mohammadi, Sultan Khetani, Ahmad Rezaei, Shohreh Mashayekhan, Amir Sanati-Nezhad
Hydrogels have been recognized as crucial biomaterials in the field of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery applications due to their specific characteristics. These biomaterials benefit from retaining a large amount of water, effective mass transfer, similarity to natural tissues and the ability to form different shapes. However, having relatively poor mechanical properties is a limiting factor associated with hydrogel biomaterials. Controlling the biomechanical properties of hydrogels is of paramount importance...
July 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736183/immunotherapy-targeting-immune-check-point-s-in-brain-metastases
#19
Anna Maria Di Giacomo, Monica Valente, Alessia Covre, Riccardo Danielli, Michele Maio
Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies (mAb) directed to different immune check-point(s) is showing a significant clinical impact in a growing number of human tumors of different histotype, both in terms of disease response and long-term survival patients. In this rapidly changing scenario, treatment of brain metastases remains an high unmeet medical need, and the efficacy of immunotherapy in these highly dismal clinical setting remains to be largely demonstrated. Nevertheless, up-coming observations are beginning to suggest a clinical potential of cancer immunotherapy also in brain metastases, regardless the underlying tumor histotype...
July 13, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736162/-skin-engineering-for-severe-burns
#20
J-J Lataillade, B Magne, E Bey, T Leclerc, M Trouillas
Severe burned patients need definitive and efficient wound coverage. Outcome of massive burns has been improved by using cultured epithelial autografts (CEA). Despite fragility, percentages of success take, cost of treatment and long-term tendency to contracture, this surgical technique has been developed in few burn centres. First improvements were to combine CEA and dermis-like substitute. Cultured skin substitutes provide earlier skin closure and satisfying functional result. These methods have been used successfully in massive burns...
July 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
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