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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632417/detection-and-antigenic-profiling-of-undeclared-peanut-in-imported-garlic-using-an-xmap-multiplex-immunoassay-for-food-allergens
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Ronnie O Pedersen, Tim Peters, Rakhi Panda, Paul Wehling, Eric A E Garber
A shipment of imported garlic powder was suspected of containing peanut. Samples (subs) collected from the shipment displayed considerable variability in peanut antigenicity when analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). This raised questions regarding whether peanut was actually present, the amount present, and the basis for the variability in antigenic content. Analyses that used an xMAP multiplex assay for the detection of peanut and additional food allergens generated responses that were characteristic of peanut...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631158/rapid-and-reliable-steroid-hormone-profiling-in-tursiops-truncatus-blubber-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-lc-ms-ms
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Ashley S P Boggs, Tracey B Schock, Lori H Schwacke, Thomas M Galligan, Jeanine S Morey, Wayne E McFee, John R Kucklick
Monitoring of marine mammal steroid hormone status using matrices alternative to blood is desirable due to the ability to remotely collect samples, which minimizes stress to the animal. However, measurement techniques in alternative matrices such as blubber described to date are limited in the number and types of hormones measured. Therefore, a new method using bead homogenization to QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe) extraction, C18 post extraction cleanup and analysis by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was developed and applied to the measurement of hormone suites in bottlenose dolphin blubber...
June 19, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624618/a-sample-to-answer-real-time-convective-polymerase-chain-reaction-system-for-point-of-care-diagnostics
#3
Bowen Shu, Chunsun Zhang, Da Xing
Timely and accurate molecular diagnostics at the point-of-care (POC) level is critical to global health. To this end, we propose a handheld convective-flow real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system capable of direct sample-to-answer genetic analysis for the first time. Such a system mainly consists of a magnetic bead-assisted photothermolysis sample preparation, a closed-loop convective PCR reactor, and a wireless video camera-based real-time fluorescence detection. The sample preparation exploits the dual functionality of vancomycin-modified magnetic beads (VMBs) for bacteria enrichment and photothermal conversion, enabling cell pre-concentration and lysis to be finished in less than 3min...
June 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623657/aptamer-magnetic-bead-quantum-dot-sandwich-assays-for-foodborne-pathogen-detection-pros-cons-and-lessons-learned
#4
John G Bruno, Jeffrey C Sivils, Taylor Phillips
DNA and RNA aptamers have been extensively investigated as potential competitors for antibodies for a variety of applications including food safety testing. Ultrasensitive fluorescence detection of foodborne pathogenic bacteria as low as 1-10 cells/mL has been achieved using aptamers coupled to quantum dots in clear pristine buffers for environmental sample detection. Quantum dots offer other advantages, including single UV or blue light source multiplex (multicolored) detection. However, quantum dots can exhibit decreased fluorescence in some food matrixes and even completely fail to fluoresce in some fatty matrixes, as documented in this report...
June 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621052/10p15-3p13-duplication-inherited-from-paternal-balance-translocation-46-xy-t-5-10-q35-1-p13-identified-on-non-invasive-prenatal-testing
#5
Jin Mei, Hao Wang, Liyong Zhan
Balanced reciprocal translocations are relatively common human genetic abnormalities that involve the exchange of the terminal segments between different chromosomes and have an approximately 5-80% chance of generating an embryo with chromosomal abnormalities. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has been increasingly used in clinical practice to detect fetal trisomies 21, 18 and 13 with a sensitivity and specificity of up to 99%. In this report, we describe a duplication on chromosome 10 and a deletion on chromosome 5 that were first detected on NIPT...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617908/validation-of-single-c-arm-biplane-fluoroscopy-system-for-in-vivo-measurement-of-porcine-abdominal-strains
#6
Lindsey G Kahan, Charlotte Guertler, Jeffrey A Blatnik, Spencer P Lake
Hernia meshes significantly reduce recurrence rates in hernia repair. It's known that they affect the abdominal wall post-implantation, yet the understanding of in vivo mechanics in the mesh placement area is lacking. We established a single c-arm biplane fluoroscopic system to study strains at the interface between the mesh and repaired abdominal tissues. We aimed to validate this system for future porcine hernia repair studies. Custom MATLAB programs were written to correct for pincushion distortion, and direct linear transformation reconstructed objects in 3D...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613392/donor-recipient-matching-based-on-predicted-recognizable-hla-epitopes-predicts-the-incidence-of-de-novo-donor-specific-hla-antibodies-following-renal-transplantation
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Nils Lachmann, Matthias Niemann, Petra Reinke, Klemens Budde, Danilo Schmidt, Fabian Halleck, Axel Pruß, Constanze Schönemann, Eric Spierings, Oliver Staeck
De novo donor-specific HLA antibodies (dnDSA) are recognized as risk factor for premature allograft failure. Determinants of DSA specificity are generated via the indirect allorecognition pathway. Here, we present supportive data for the relevance of predicted indirectly recognizable HLA epitopes (PIRCHE) to predict dnDSA following kidney transplantation. A total of 2,787 consecutive kidney transplants performed 1995-2015 without preformed DSA have been analyzed. De novo DSA were detected by single antigen bead assay...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611940/involvement-of-chromatin-remodeling-genes-and-the-rho-gtpases-rhob-and-cdc42-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
#8
Nicolai Skovbjerg Arildsen, Jenny-Maria Jönsson, Katarina Bartuma, Anna Ebbesson, Sofia Westbom-Fremer, Anna Måsbäck, Susanne Malander, Mef Nilbert, Ingrid A Hedenfalk
OBJECTIVE: Ovarian clear cell carcinomas (OCCCs) constitute a rare ovarian cancer subtype with distinct clinical features, but may nonetheless be difficult to distinguish morphologically from other subtypes. There is limited knowledge of genetic events driving OCCC tumorigenesis beyond ARID1A, which is reportedly mutated in 30-50% of OCCCs. We aimed to further characterize OCCCs by combined global transcriptional profiling and targeted deep sequencing of a panel of well-established cancer genes...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607557/the-adsorption-of-pb-zn-cu-ni-and-cd-by-modified-ligand-in-a-single-component-aqueous-solution-equilibrium-kinetic-thermodynamic-and-desorption-studies
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E Igberase, P Osifo, A Ofomaja
In this investigation, an amino functionalized adsorbent was developed by grafting 4-aminobenzoic acid onto the backbone of cross-linked chitosan beads. The 3 sets of beads including chitosan (CX), glutaraldehyde cross-linked chitosan (CCX), and 4-aminobenzoic acid grafted cross-linked chitosan (FGCX) were characterized by FTIR, XRD, SEM, and TGA. The water content and amine concentration of FGCX were determined. The effect of adsorption parameters was studied and the optimum was used for further studies. Equilibrium data was obtained from the adsorption experiment carried out at different initial concentration; the data were applied in isotherm, thermodynamics, and kinetic studies...
2017: International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604949/-the-value-of-a-novel-prenatal-diagnosis-model-with-combination-of-karyotyping-and-bacs-on-beads-tm-technique
#10
Kai Mou, Yi Liu, Xin Wei
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of a novel prenatal diagnosis model using combined chromosomal karyotyping and BACs-on-Beads(TM)(BoBs), a newly-developed technique. METHODS: 1048 single pregnancy pregnant women with various diagnostic indications were performed amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis with karyotyping and BoBs simultaneously. RESULTS: Among 1047 successfully cultured specimens, 50 chromosomal abnormalities were identified with BoBs, including 43 common chromosomal trisomies, 3 chimeric chromosomes and 4 structural abnormalities, of which 3 microdeletions/microduplications were not detected with karyotyping...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598100/-construction-and-identification-of-the-cdna-expression-library-for-human-esophageal-cancer-cells
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Zhe Zhang, Xiang-Yu Wu, Lu Feng, Shang-Ke Huang, Min-Na Luo, Shan Shao, Xin-Han Zhao
OBJECTIVES: To construct a cDNA phage expression library for human esophageal cancer cells. METHODS: After the total RNA were obtained from esophageal cancer cells, the mRNA were separated with magnetic beads adsorption method, and the single-strand and double-strand cDNA were synthesized through reverse transcription. With the undesirable cDNA fragments removed, the remaining cDNA (linked withEcoR1 aptamer and phosphorylated its 5'end) combined with the carrier of T7 Select10-3b...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587585/the-impact-of-biological-treatments-on-the-anti-dsdna-and-anti-nucleosome-tests
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M Infantino, V Grossi, M Benucci, F Li Gobbi, A Damiani, M Manfredi
Background Anti-double stranded DNA antibodies are a very heterogeneous group of antibodies, quite specific for systemic lupus erythematosus. Newer technologies, such as addressable laser bead immunoassays (ALBIA), show great potential as a diagnostic application. The production of anti-double stranded DNA antibodies is often encountered in inflammatory arthritis; however, literature reports that the actual onset of drug induced lupus in patients treated with biological drugs is a rare event. False positive results for anti-double stranded DNA and anti-nucleosome antibodies detected in patients with inflammatory arthritis treated with different biologics prompted the investigation of full autoantibody profiles to evaluate each biomarker's diagnostic performance in systemic lupus erythematosus...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584115/asymmetric-distribution-of-type-iv-pili-triggered-by-directional-light-in-unicellular-cyanobacteria
#13
Daisuke Nakane, Takayuki Nishizaka
The type IV pili (T4P) system is a supermolecular machine observed in prokaryotes. Cells repeat the cycle of T4P extension, surface attachment, and retraction to drive twitching motility. Although the properties of T4P as a motor have been scrutinized with biophysics techniques, the mechanism of regulation remains unclear. Here we provided the framework of the T4P dynamics at the single-cell level in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803, which can recognize light direction. We demonstrated that the dynamics was detected by fluorescent beads under an optical microscope and controlled by blue light that induces negative phototaxis; extension and retraction of T4P was activated at the forward side of lateral illumination to move away from the light source...
June 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576578/understanding-solid-phase-hla-antibody-assays-and-the-value-of-mfi
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Harold C Sullivan, Howard M Gebel, Robert A Bray
As the practice of medicine becomes more reliant on imaging and laboratory tests, medical decisions will be increasingly based on numbers. Accordingly, following the introduction of solid-phase testing to the HLA testing repertoire, laboratory directors and physicians have employed preset mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) thresholds as the basis for decisions in the management of transplant patients. However, what do MFI values mean? The literature is rife with reports detailing numerous factors that influence antibody assessment including (but not limited to) sensitization history of the patient, level of mismatch between donor and recipient, presence of interfering substances in the serum, whether the antigen on multiplex beads is native or denatured, day-to-day and technologist variability, and the historical performance of an assay in a given institution...
May 30, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575696/regiospecific-radiolabelling-of-nanofitin-on-ni-magnetic-beads-with-18-f-fbem-and-in-vivo-pet-studies
#15
Sylvestre Dammicco, Marine Goux, Christian Lemaire, Guillaume Becker, Mohamed Ali Bahri, Alain Plenevaux, Mathieu Cinier, André Luxen
INTRODUCTION: Nanofitins are low molecular weight, single chain and cysteine-free protein scaffolds able to selectively bind a defined biological target. They derive from Sac7d bacterial protein family and are highly stable over a wide range of pH (0-13) and temperature (Tm ~80°C). Their extreme stability, low cost of production and high tolerability for chemical coupling make Nanofitins a very interesting alternative to antibodies and their fragments. Here, a hexahistidine tagged model Nanofitin (H4) directed against hen egg white lysozyme was radiolabelled and injected in mice to provide a baseline biodistribution and pharmacokinetic profiles to support future Nanofitin development programs...
April 27, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575582/an-immunoinformatics-derived-dna-vaccine-encoding-human-class-ii-t-cell-epitopes-of-ebola-virus-sudan-virus-and-venezuelan-equine-encephalitis-virus-is-immunogenic-in-hla-transgenic-mice
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Callie E Bounds, Frances E Terry, Leonard Moise, Drew Hannaman, William D Martin, Anne S De Groot, John J Suschak, Lesley C Dupuy, Connie S Schmaljohn
Immunoinformatics tools were used to predict human leukocyte antigen (HLA) Class II-restricted T cell epitopes within the envelope glycoproteins and nucleocapsid proteins of Ebola virus (EBOV) and Sudan virus (SUDV) and the structural proteins of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV). Selected epitopes were tested for binding to soluble HLA molecules representing five Class II alleles (DRB1*0101, DRB1*0301, DRB1*0401, DRB1*0701, and DRB1*1501). All but one of the 25 tested peptides bound to at least one of the DRB1 alleles, and four of the peptides bound at least moderately or weakly to all five DRB1 alleles...
June 2, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572804/serum-cytokine-profiles-differentiating-hemorrhagic-fever-with-renal-syndrome-and-hantavirus-pulmonary-syndrome
#17
Svetlana F Khaiboullina, Silvana Levis, Sergey P Morzunov, Ekaterina V Martynova, Vladimir A Anokhin, Oleg A Gusev, Stephen C St Jeor, Vincent C Lombardi, Albert A Rizvanov
Hantavirus infection is an acute zoonosis that clinically manifests in two primary forms, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). HFRS is endemic in Europe and Russia, where the mild form of the disease is prevalent in the Tatarstan region. HPS is endemic in Argentina, as well as other countries of North and South American. HFRS and HPS are usually acquired via the upper respiratory tract by inhalation of virus-contaminated aerosol. Although the pathogenesis of HFRS and HPS remains largely unknown, postmortem tissue studies have identified endothelial cells as the primary target of infection...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572563/effect-of-recipient-age-at-liver-transplantation-on-prevalence-of-post-transplant-donor-specific-hla-antibody
#18
Kazuaki Tokodai, Shigehito Miyagi, Chikashi Nakanishi, Yasuyuki Hara, Wataru Nakanishi, Michiaki Unno, Takashi Kamei
BACKGROUND Post-transplant donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSA) may have a detrimental effect on long-term outcomes of organ transplantation. The aim of this study was to specifically evaluate the effect of recipient age on the prevalence of DSA over a long-term follow-up after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of DSA evaluations was performed in 50 pediatric patients with HLA data available. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on their age at the time of LDLT: younger (Y) group, age <3 years; older (O) group, age ≥3 years...
June 2, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558204/development-and-application-of-synthetic-affinity-ligands-for-the-purification-of-ferritin-based-influenza-antigens
#19
Shaleem I Jacob, Basmah Khogeer, Nick Bampos, Tom Sheppard, Richard Schwartz, Christopher R Lowe
A recently developed novel recombinant influenza antigen vaccine has shown great success in preclinical studies in ferrets and mice. It provides broader protection, and is efficient to manufacture compared to the conventional trivalent influenza vaccines (TIV). Each strain of the recombinant antigen has a constant self-assembled bacterial ferritin core which, if used as a target for affinity chromatography, could lead to a universal purification method. Ferritin in silico models were used to explore potential target binding sites against ligands synthesized by the four-component Ugi reaction...
June 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553042/successful-renal-transplantation-across-hla-barrier-report-from-india
#20
G Aggarwal, A K Tiwari, P Dorwal, R Chauhan, D Arora, R C Dara, V Kher
Organ donors are sometimes found "unsuitable" due to the presence of donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies in the recipient. In recent years, improved desensitization protocols have successfully helped to overcome HLA incompatibility hurdle. We present three cases where optimum desensitization was achieved in patients with the donor-specific anti-HLA antibody (DSA) leading to successful renal transplantation. All patient-donor pair underwent HLA typing, complement dependent cytotoxicity crossmatch (CDC-XM), flow cytometry XM (FC-XM), and panel reactive antibody...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
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