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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532060/design-and-characterization-of-biodegradable-macroporous-hybrid-inorganic-organic-polymer-for-orthopedic-applications
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Sunita PremVictor, Jibin Kunnumpurathu, M G Gayathri Devi, K Remya, Vineeth M Vijayan, Jayabalan Muthu
We have engineered hybrid polymer products based on a hybrid inorganic-organic comacromer consisting of hydroxyapatite (HA), carboxyl terminated polypropylene fumarate (CTPPF), PEG300 and ascorbic acid (AA) as a bone graft material. The integration and the spatial distribution of HA in the polymer backbone were facilitated by silanisation and 1-ethyl-3-(-3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) coupling technique. These comacromers and crosslinked polymer products were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Raman mapping techniques...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529065/brown-adipose-tissue-and-lipid-metabolism-imaging
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Andreas Paulus, Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, Felix M Mottaghy, Matthias Bauwens
PURPOSE: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) research has evolved from an underestimated to a fast developing field. Its assumed curing properties for the world wide epidemic obesity, and its related diseases, makes this tissue an interesting target for a broad amount of non-invasive molecular BAT tracers. Apart from (18)F-FDG PET/CT there are several methods to detect BAT and measure its metabolism in a more appropriate way. Especially interesting is the measure of lipid turnover, because fatty acids comprise the main fuel for active BAT...
May 18, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507941/in-vitro-cytotoxicity-effects-of-197-au-pamamg4-and-198-au-pamamg4-nanocomposites-against-mcf7-and-4t1-breast-cancer-cell-lines
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Simin Janitabar-Darzi, Reza Rezaei, Kamal Yavari
Purpose: Study on gold based therapeutic agents for cancer cells deracination has become under scrutiny in recent years owing to effective treatments are not available for rapidly progressive cancers. The aim of present study was to examine efficiency of radioactive (198)Au/PAMAMG4 and non-radioactive (197)Au/PAMAMG4 nancomposites against 4T1 and MCF7 breast cancer cell lines. Methods: The PAMAMG4 dendrimer was treated with the gold anions and then, the mixture was chemically reduced by NaBH4. Prepared (197)Au/PAMAMG4 was bombarded by thermal neutrons in the Tehran Research Reactor to (198)Au/PAMAMG4 be produced...
April 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499948/antibacterial-and-wound-healing-properties-of-chitosan-poly-vinyl-alcohol-zinc-oxide-beads-cs-pva-zno
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Yuvaraja Gutha, Janak L Pathak, Weijiang Zhang, Yaping Zhang, Xu Jiao
Treatment against bacterial infection is crucial for wound healing. Development of cost-effective antibacterial agent with wound healing properties is still in high demand. In this study we aimed to design chitosan/poly(vinyl alcohol)/zinc oxide (CS/PVA/ZnO) beads as novel antibacterial agent with wound healing properties. CS/PVA/ZnO beads were synthesized, and characterized by using XRD, FTIR, SEM, and TEM analysis. Pure chitosan exhibits two peaks at 2θ=10 and 20 and the CS/PVA polymer matrix exhibit the peaks at 2θ=19...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476983/biosynthesis-of-silver-and-gold-nanoparticles-using-trichoderma-atroviride-for-the-biological-control-of-phomopsis-canker-disease-in-tea-plants
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Ponnusamy Ponmurugan
The biological way of metallic nanoparticles production using ecofriendly biocontrol agents are largely used to control many plant pathogenic microorganisms in agriculture. Hence, an attempt was made to evaluate the potential of suppressive activity of nanoparticles produced by an indigenous isolate, Trichoderma atroviride against a tea pathogenic fungus namely Phomopsis theae. The presence of biosynthesised nanoparticles was primarily confirmed through ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy analysis and was characterised using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray analysis to delineate the size, shape and nature of particles...
April 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446851/an-invitro-evaluation-of-the-accuracy-of-two-electronic-apex-locators-to-determine-working-length-in-the-presence-of-various-irrigants
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Ashwini B Prasad, Srivastava Harshit, Srivastava Arora Aastha, Raisingani Deepak
BACKGROUND: Cleaning and shaping of root canal system requires various irrigating solutions. The question is whether the presence of irrigation solution alters working length determination using apex locators. The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of Root ZX and i-Root apex locator for determining working length in the presence of different irrigating solution. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Eighty extracted single rooted human teeth were used. The teeth were sectioned at Cemento Enamel Junction (CEJ) and actual canal length determined...
September 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396516/root-extractive-from-daphne-genkwa-benefits-in-wound-healing-of-anal-fistula-through-up-regulation-of-collagen-genes-in-human-skin-fibroblasts
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Dong Yang, Jun-Hua Xu, Ren-Jie Shi
Wound healing is the main problem in the therapy of anal fistula (AF). Daphne genkwa root has been traditionally used as an agent to soak sutures in operation of AF patients, but its function in wound healing remains largely unclear. The aim of the present study was to illuminate mechanisms of D. genkwa root treatment on AF. In the present study, 60 AF patients after surgery were randomly divided into two groups, external applied with or without the D. genkwa extractive. Wound healing times were compared and granulation tissues were collected...
April 30, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394817/comparative-bone-regeneration-potential-studies-of-collagen-heparin-and-polydopamine-coated-multichannelled-bcp-granules
#8
Gun Hee Lee, Preeti Makkar, Kallyanshis Paul, Byong Taek Lee
The present work is a comparative assessment of the bone regeneration potentiality of bone substitutes comprised of bioactive polymer coated biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) granules. The bone substitutes were primarily composed of multichanneled BCP granules which were coated separately with biochemical polymer coatings, namely collagen, heparin or polydopamine, using chemical methods. The morphological features and chemical structure of the granules and surface coatings were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) respectively...
April 6, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384851/effect-of-antioxidants-%C3%AE-mercaptoethanol-and-cysteamine-on-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-vitro
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Mohsen Nikseresht, Mehdi Akbartabar Toori, Hamid Reza Rahimi, Ali Reza Fallahzadeh, Iraj Ragerdi Kahshani, Seyedeh Fatemeh Hashemi, Solmaz Bahrami, Reza Mahmoudi
INTRODUCTION: Oocyte Culture of Germinal Vesicle (GV) and its growth improves Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) invitro and infertility. Inappropriate culture medium environment, low quality of oocytes, increase in Oxidative Stress (OS) events, Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and free radicals production are the main factors that result in unsuccessful Invitro Maturation (IVM) and decrease in reproduction. AIM: The present study was conducted with the aim to evaluate the effect of β-mercaptoethanol (BME) and Cysteamine (CYS) on IVM improvement, embryo fertilization and development of blastocyst of mouse immature oocyte...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341099/invitro-apramycin-activity-against-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Anthony D Kang, Kenneth P Smith, George M Eliopoulos, Anders H Berg, Christopher McCoy, James E Kirby
The in vitro activity of apramycin was compared to that of amikacin, gentamicin, and tobramycin against multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant, and pandrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Apramycin demonstrated an MIC50/MIC90 of 8/32μg/ml for A. baumannii and 16/32μg/ml for P. aeruginosa. Only 2% of A. baumannii and P. aeruginosa had an MIC greater than an epidemiological cutoff value of 64μg/ml. In contrast, the MIC50/MIC90 for amikacin, gentamicin, and tobramycin were ≥64/>256μg/ml for A...
March 16, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331099/interferon-inducible-oligoadenylate-synthetase-like-protein-acts-as-an-antiviral-effector-against-classical-swine-fever-virus-via-the-mda5-mediated-type-i-interferon-signaling-pathway
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Lian-Feng Li, Jiahui Yu, Yuexiu Zhang, Qian Yang, Yongfeng Li, Lingkai Zhang, Jinghan Wang, Su Li, Yuzi Luo, Yuan Sun, Hua-Ji Qiu
Classical swine fever virus (CSFV) is the causative agent of classical swine fever (CSF), which poses a serious threat to the global pig industry. Interferons (IFNs) and IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) play a key role in host antiviral defense. We have previously screened the porcine 2' -5' -oligoadenylate synthase-like protein (pOASL) as a potential anti-CSFV ISG using a reporter CSFV. This study aimed to clarify the underlying antiviral mechanism of pOASL against CSFV. We confirmed that CSFV replication was significantly suppressed in lentivirus-delivered, pOASL-overexpressing PK-15 cells, whereas silencing the expression of endogenous pOASL by small interfering RNAs markedly enhanced CSFV growth...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291628/invitro-activity-of-imipenem-relebactam-against-gram-negative-bacilli-isolated-from-patients-with-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-the-united-states-in-2015-results-from-the-smart-global-surveillance-program
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Sibylle H Lob, Meredith A Hackel, Krystyna M Kazmierczak, Daryl J Hoban, Katherine Young, Mary R Motyl, James A Karlowsky, Daniel F Sahm
The β-lactamase inhibitor relebactam inactivates class A β-lactamases, including KPC-type carbapenemases, and class C β-lactamases. Relebactam combined with imipenem is in clinical development for several indications, including hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Employing CLSI-defined broth microdilution methodology, we evaluated the activities of imipenem-relebactam (using imipenem MIC breakpoints) and comparators against non-Proteeae Enterobacteriaceae (n=853) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (n=598) isolated from lower respiratory tract infection samples in 20 hospital laboratories in the United States participating in the 2015 SMART (Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends) global surveillance program...
March 2, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271723/interaction-of-iron-nanoparticles-with-nervous-system-an-invitro-study
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Gelare Hajsalimi, Saba Taheri, Farshad Shahi, Leila Pishkar, Farnoosh Attar, Hosein Ahmadi, Mojtaba Falahati
Nanoparticles (NPs) are one of interesting and widely studying issues mainly because of their particular physico-chemical features and broad applications in the field of biomedical sciences, such as diagnosis and drug delivery. In this study, the interaction of iron nanoparticles (Fe-NPs) with Tau protein and PC12 cell, as potential nervous system models, was investigated with a range of techniques including dynamic light scattering (DLS), intrinsic fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism (CD), [(3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyl-tetrazolium-bromid] (MTT) assay, and acridine orange/ethidium bromide (AO/EB) dual staining method...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259758/huntingtin-associated-protein-1-hap1-regulates-endocytosis-and-interacts-with-multiple-trafficking-related-proteins
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Kimberly D Mackenzie, Yoon Lim, Michael D Duffield, Timothy Chataway, Xin-Fu Zhou, Damien J Keating
Huntingtin-associated protein 1 (HAP1) was initially identified as a binding partner of huntingtin, mutations in which underlie Huntington's disease. Subcellular localization and protein interaction data indicate that HAP1 may be important in vesicle trafficking, cell signalling and receptor internalization. In this study, a proteomics approach was used for the identification of novel HAP1-interacting partners to attempt to shed light on the physiological function of HAP1. Using affinity chromatography with HAP1-GST protein fragments bound to Sepharose columns, this study identified a number of trafficking-related proteins that bind to HAP1...
March 1, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250133/mosgctl-7-a-c-type-lectin-protein-mediates-japanese-encephalitis-virus-infection-in-mosquitoes
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Ke Liu, Yingjuan Qian, Yong-Sam Jung, Bin Zhou, Ruibing Cao, Ting Shen, Donghua Shao, Jianchao Wei, Zhiyong Ma, Puyan Chen, Huaimin Zhu, Yafeng Qiu
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is an arthropod-borne flavivirus prevalent in Asia and the Western Pacific and is the leading cause of viral encephalitis. JEV is maintained in a transmission cycle between mosquitoes and vertebrate hosts, but the molecular mechanisms by which the mosquito vector participates in transmission are unclear. We investigated the expression of all C-type lectins during JEV infection in Aedes aegypti The C-type lectin mosquito galactose-specific C-type lectin 7 (mosGCTL-7) (VectorBase accession no...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221765/design-of-macroscopically-ordered-liquid-crystalline-hydrogel-columns-knitted-with-nanosilver-for-topical-applications
#16
Reshma Lali Raveendran, Nishanth Kumar Sasidharan, Sudha J Devaki
The design of liquid crystalline hydrogels knitted with silver nanoparticles in macroscopic ordering is becoming a subject of research interest due to their promising multifunctional applications in biomedical and optoelectronic applications. The present work describes the development of liquid crystalline Schiff-based hydrogel decorated with silver nanoparticles and the demonstration of its antifungal applications. Schiff base was prepared from polyglucanaldehyde and chitosan, and the former was prepared by the oxidation of amylose (polyglucopyranose) isolated from abundantly available unutilized jackfruit seed starch...
April 19, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194552/a-novel-synthetic-small-molecule-yf-452-inhibits-tumor-growth-through-antiangiogenesis-by-suppressing-vegf-receptor-2-signaling
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Yongrui Liu, Yuan He, Feifei Yang, Xiaonan Cong, Jinhua Wang, Shihong Peng, Dan Gao, Weifang Wang, Liping Lan, Xuexiang Ying, Mingyao Liu, Yihua Chen, Zhengfang Yi
Tumor angiogenesis is characterized by abnormal vessel morphology, endowing tumor with highly hypoxia and unresponsive toward treatment. To date, mounting angiogenic factors have been discovered as therapeutic targets in antiangiogenic drug development. Among them, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) inhibitors exerts potent antiangiogenic activity in tumor therapy. Therefore, it may provide a valid strategy for cancer treatment through targeting the tumor angiogenesis via VEGFR2 pathway...
February 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137364/nucleoplasmic-bridges-as-a-biomarker-of-dna-damage-exposed-to-radon
#18
C Meenakshi, K Sivasubramanian, B Venkatraman
Radon is a naturally occurring radionuclide in the environment, during decay it emits high linear energy transfer (LET) alpha particles. When radon exposure is accompanied by smoking it has been reported that lung cancer risk is higher. Blood samples were collected after prior consent, 25 smokers and 25 non smokers (only males) exposed in vitro to radon gas with doses ranging between 0.3-12.6mGy Ionizing radiation is a strong clastogenic agent and a potent inducer of MN. Cytokinesis-Blocked Micro Nucleus (CBMN) assay has proven to be a reliable, thoroughly validated and standardised technique in the field of radiation biology...
February 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089609/de-immunized-and-functional-therapeutic-deft-versions-of-a-long-lasting-recombinant-alpha-interferon-for-antiviral-therapy
#19
Eduardo F Mufarrege, Sofía Giorgetti, Marina Etcheverrigaray, Frances Terry, William Martin, Anne S De Groot
Interferon α (IFN-α) exerts potent antiviral, immunomodulatory, and antiproliferative activity and have proven clinical utility in chronic hepatitis B and C virus infections. However, repeated IFN-α administration induces neutralizing antibodies (NAb) against the therapeutic in a significant number of patients. Associations between IFN-α immunogenicity and loss of efficacy have been described. So as to improve the in vivo biological efficacy of IFN-α, a long lasting hyperglycosylated protein (4N-IFN) derived from IFN-α2b wild type (WT-IFN) was developed...
March 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048947/effect-of-implant-position-and-span-length-on-stresses-around-implants-assisting-claspless-distal-extension-partial-overdentures-an-invitro-study
#20
Moustafa Abdou Elsyad, Ahmed Kabeel, Nesreen Elmekawy
The aim of this invitro study was to evaluate the effect of implant position and edentulous span length on stresses around implants assisting claspless distal extension partial overdentures.Four bilateral mandibular distal extension acrylic models were constructed. Two implants were inserted in the distal extension ridges parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ridges. Based on the implant position, models were categorized into two groups: Group I, mesial implants position and Group II, distal implant position...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
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