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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227560/a-dual-axis-single-proof-mass-angular-accelerometer-for-a-vestibular-prosthesis
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Yaesuk Jeong, Hakan Toreyin, Anosh Daruwalla, Pamela Bhatti, Farrokh Ayazi, Yaesuk Jeong, Hakan Toreyin, Anosh Daruwalla, Pamela Bhatti, Farrokh Ayazi, Farrokh Ayazi, Anosh Daruwalla, Yaesuk Jeong, Hakan Toreyin, Pamela Bhatti
A dual-axis single-proof-mass angular accelerometer has been developed for a vestibular prosthesis. Designed to sense head rotations both in the yaw and the pitch planes, the output of the inertial sensor may be coded as amplitude or rate modulated biphasic current pulses to stimulate vestibular nerves. Fabricated with a high aspect ratio commercial process, a sensor with small form factor (1.4 mm × 0.8 mm) is achieved with a scale factor of 95.5 μV/rad/sec(2) and 145.8 μV/rad/sec(2) in the yaw and the pitch planes, respectively...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226865/electrical-resistance-increases-at-the-tissue-electrode-interface-as-an-early-response-to-nucleus-accumbens-deep-brain-stimulation
#2
Rajas P Kale, Abbas Z Kouzani, Julian Berk, Ken Walder, Michael Berk, Susannah J Tye, Rajas P Kale, Abbas Z Kouzani, Julian Berk, Ken Walder, Michael Berk, Susannah J Tye, Julian Berk, Michael Berk, Susannah J Tye, Abbas Z Kouzani, Rajas P Kale, Ken Walder
The therapeutic actions of deep brain stimulation are not fully understood. The early inflammatory response of electrode implantation is associated with symptom relief without electrical stimulation, but is negated by anti-inflammatory drugs. Early excitotoxic necrosis and subsequent glial scarring modulate the conductivity of the tissue-electrode interface, which can provide some detail into the inflammatory response of individual patients. The feasibility of this was demonstrated by measuring resistance values across a bipolar electrode which was unilaterally implanted into the nucleus accumbens of a rat while receiving continuous deep brain stimulation with a portable back-mounted device using clinical parameters (130Hz, 200μA, 90μs) for 3 days...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226461/role-of-cytosolic-calcium-diffusion-in-cardiac-purkinje-cells
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Bijay Limbu, Kushal Shah, Makarand Deo, Bijay Limbu, Kushal Shah, Makarand Deo, Bijay Limbu, Makar Deo, Kushal Shah
The Cardiac Purkinje cells (PCs) exhibit distinct calcium (Ca(2)+) homeostasis than that in ventricular myocytes (VMs). Due to lack of t-tubules in PCs, the Ca(2)+ ions entering the cell have to diffuse through the cytoplasm to reach the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) before triggering Ca(2)+-induced-Ca(2)+-release (CICR). In recent experimental studies PCs have been shown to be more susceptible to action potential (AP) abnormalities than the VMs, however the exact mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we utilize morphologically realistic detailed biophysical mathematical model of a murine PC to systematically examine the role intracellular Ca(2)+ diffusion in the APs of PCs...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225181/two-phase-reactions-in-microdroplets-without-the-use-of-phase-transfer-catalysts
#4
Xin Yan, Heyong Cheng, Richard N Zare
Many important chemical transformations occur in two-phase reactions, which are widely used in chemical, pharmaceutical, and polymer manufacturing. We present an efficient method for performing two-phase reactions in microdroplets sheared by sheath gas without using a phase-transfer catalyst. This avoids disadvantages such as thermal instability, high cost, and, especially, the need to separate and recycle the catalysts. We show that various alcohols can be oxidized to the corresponding aldehydes and ketones within milliseconds in moderate to good yields (50-75 %)...
February 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224390/plga-nanoparticles-as-subconjunctival-injection-for-management-of-glaucoma
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Hamed A Salama, Mahmoud Ghorab, Azza A Mahmoud, Mayssa Abdel Hady
Nanoparticles fabricated from the biodegradable and biocompatible polymer, polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA), could be a promising system for targeting ocular drug delivery. The objective of this work was to investigate the possibility of encapsulating brinzolamide in PLGA nanoparticles in order to be applied as a subconjunctival injection that could represent a starting point for developing new therapeutic strategies against increase in ocular pressure. The brinzolamide-loaded PLGA nanoparticles were fabricated using emulsion-diffusion-evaporation method with varying concentrations of Tween 80 or poloxamer 188 (Plx) in aqueous and organic phases...
February 21, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223543/role-of-caspases-in-cd95-induced-biphasic-activation-of-acid-sphingomyelinase
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Mario Stephan, Bärbel Edelmann, Supandi Winoto-Morbach, Ottmar Janssen, Uwe Bertsch, Cristiana Perrotta, Stefan Schütze, Jürgen Fritsch
Acid sphingomyelinase (A-SMase) plays an important role in the initiation of CD95 signaling by forming ceramide-enriched membrane domains that enable clustering and activation of the death receptors. In TNF-R1 and TRAIL-R1/R2 signaling, A-SMase also contributes to the lysosomal apoptosis pathway triggered by receptor internalization. Here, we investigated the molecular mechanism of CD95-mediated A-SMase activation, demonstrating that A-SMase is located in internalized CD95-receptosomes and is activated by the CD95/CD95L complex in a biphasic manner...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222860/highly-efficient-chiral-separation-of-amlodipine-enantiomers-via-triple-recognition-hollow-fiber-membrane-extraction
#7
Shenzhi Lai, Shaotan Tang, Jiaqi Xie, Changqun Cai, Xiaoming Chen, Chunyan Chen
In this study, a triple recognition chiral extraction process has been developed to separate (S)-amlodipine from racemic raw medicine, based on the combination of molecularly imprinted hollow fiber membrane and cross-flow biphasic recognition extraction. The chiral separation process was operated in a dismountable hollow fiber module coated with molecularly imprinted polymer, and the cross-flow extraction was applied with d-tartaric acid in feed phase and sulfobutyl ether-β-cyclodextrin in stripping phase...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221847/thermal-and-starvation-stress-response-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-isolates-selected-from-agricultural-environments
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Achyut Adhikari, Andy Bary, Craig Cogger, Caleb James, Gülhan Ünlü, Karen Killinger
Pathogens exposed to agricultural production environments are subject to multiple stresses that may alter their survival under subsequent stress conditions. The objective of this study was to examine heat and starvation stress response of Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains isolated from agricultural matrices. Seven E. coli O157:H7 isolates from different agricultural matrices-soil, compost, irrigation water, and sheep manure-were selected, and two ATCC strains were used as controls. The E. coli O157:H7 isolates were exposed to heat stress (56°C in 0...
October 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220056/a-lipidomic-and-metabolomic-serum-signature-from-nonhuman-primates-exposed-to-ionizing-radiation
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Evan L Pannkuk, Evagelia C Laiakis, Tytus D Mak, Giuseppe Astarita, Simon Authier, Karen Wong, Albert J Fornace
INTRODUCTION: Due to dangers associated with potential accidents from nuclear energy and terrorist threats, there is a need for high-throughput biodosimetry to rapidly assess individual doses of radiation exposure. Lipidomics and metabolomics are becoming common tools for determining global signatures after disease or other physical insult and provide a "snapshot" of potential cellular damage. OBJECTIVES: The current study assesses changes in the nonhuman primate (NHP) serum lipidome and metabolome 7 days following exposure to ionizing radiation (IR)...
May 2016: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218841/the-mechanism-of-human-apohemoglobin-unfolding
#10
Premila P Samuel, William Christopher Ou, George N Phillips, John Steven Olson
Removal of heme from human hemoglobin (Hb) results in formation of an apoglobin heterodimer. Titration of this apo-dimer with GdnHCl leads to biphasic unfolding curves indicating two distinct steps. Initially the heme pocket unfolds and generates a dimeric intermediate in which ~50% of the original helicity is lost, but the α1β1 interface is still intact. At higher [GdnHCl], this intermediate dissociates into unfolded monomers. This structural interpretation was verified by comparing GdnHCl titrations for adult human hemoglobin A (HbA), recombinant fetal human hemoglobin (HbF), recombinant Hb crosslinked with a single glycine linker between the α chains (rHb0...
February 20, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218721/bee-venom-phospholipase-a2-ameliorates-house-dust-mite-extract-induced-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-in-mice
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Kyung-Hwa Jung, Hyunjung Baek, Manho Kang, Namsik Kim, Seung Young Lee, Hyunsu Bae
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a biphasic inflammatory skin disease that is provoked by epidermal barrier defects, immune dysregulation, and increased skin infections. Previously, we have demonstrated that bvPLA2 evoked immune tolerance by inducing regulatory T cells (Treg), and thus alleviated Th2 dominant allergic asthma in mice. Here, we would like to determine whether treatment with bvPLA2 exacerbates the AD-like allergic inflammations induced by house dust mite extract (DFE) in a murine model. Epidermal thickness, immune cell infiltration, serum immunoglobulin, and cytokines were measured...
February 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216544/surgery-and-electrochemotherapy-treatment-of-incompletely-excised-mammary-carcinoma-in-two-male-pet-rats-rattus-norvegicus
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Andrea Lanza, Michela Pettorali, Alfonso Baldi, Enrico P Spugnini
Two male rats (Rattus norvegicus; 18 and 24 months old), were referred for treatment of large masses located in the axillary area. Following total body radiography and hematological and serum biochemical analysis, the rats were anesthetized, and the masses were surgically removed. Both lesions were diagnosed as mammary carcinoma based on histopathological diagnosis. The tumor beds were treated with two sessions of electrochemotherapy (ECT), two weeks apart. ECT involved cisplatin administration in the tumor bed, followed by a series of eight biphasic electric pulses...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216047/serotonin-2a-homodimers-are-needed-for-signalling-via-both-phospholipase-a2-and-phospholipase-c-in-transfected-cho-cells
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Alba Iglesias, Marta Cimadevila, María Isabel Cadavid, María Isabel Loza, José Brea
Different ligands differentially activate phospholipase A2 (PLA2) and phospholipase C (PLC) signalling pathways that are coupled to the serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) receptor, a class-A G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR). The serotonin 5-HT2A receptor has been shown to be expressed as a homodimer displaying some ligands negative cooperativity between protomers in the PLA2 signalling pathway. We hypothesized that the homodimeric complex is the minimum functional unit required for activation of the PLA2 and PLC pathways by the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214620/water-soluble-multifunctional-antibody-porphyrin-gold-nanoparticles-for-targeted-photodynamic-therapy
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Oriol Penon, María J Marín, David A Russell, Lluïsa Pérez-García
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment of cancer by which tumour cells are destroyed using reactive oxygen species produced by photosensitizers following activation with visible or near infrared light. Successful PDT depends on the solubility and the targeting ability of the photosensitizers. In this work, the synthesis of a porphyrin-based water soluble nanoparticle conjugate containing a targeting agent that recognizes the erbB2 receptor overexpressed on the surface of particular cancer cells is reported...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213958/significance-of-a-negative-sinus-p-wave-in-lead-v2-of-the-clinical-electrocardiogram
#15
Rex N MacAlpin
BACKGROUND: A negative sinus P wave in lead V2 (NPV2 ) of the electrocardiogram (ECG) is rare when leads are positioned correctly. This study was undertaken to clarify the significance of an unusually high incidence of this anomaly found in ECGs at my institution. METHODS: One thousand four hundred thirty-five ECGs were randomly selected to determine the incidence and gender frequency in tracings showing positive (PPV2 ), and biphasic (BPV2 ) P waves in V2 , as well as NPV2 ...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213406/mitochondria-regulated-formation-of-endothelial-extracellular-vesicles-shifts-the-mediator-of-flow-induced-vasodilation
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Julie K Freed, Matthew J Durand, Brian Robert Hoffmann, John C Densmore, Andrew S Greene, David D Gutterman
In order to examine the effect of endothelial-derived extracellular vesicles (eEVs) on the mechanism of flow-induced dilation (FID) composition, formation, and functional effects on the mechanism of FID were examined from two different eEV subtypes, one produced from ceramide, the other from plasminogen-activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1). Using videomicroscopy, internal diameter changes in response to increases in flow were measured in human adipose resistance arteries acutely exposed (30min) to eEVs derived from cultured endothelial cells exposed to ceramide or PAI-1...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213178/the-atypical-excretion-profile-of-meldonium-comparison-of-urinary-detection-windows-after-single-and-multiple-dose-application-in-healthy-volunteers
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Christian Görgens, Sven Guddat, Christina Bosse, Hans Geyer, Valentin Pop, Wilhelm Schänzer, Mario Thevis
Following a one-year monitoring program providing unequivocal analytical evidence for a high prevalence in international elite sports, meldonium has been included in the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) list of prohibited substances that came into effect on 1 January 2016. Despite of the polar and hydrophilic nature of the molecule, an unusual long detection window was observed in pilot elimination studies. Consequently, in the present study, urinary excretion profiles after single-dose (5 volunteers, 1×500mg) and multiple-dose oral application (5 volunteers; 2×500mg/day for 6days) were determined in order to facilitate the result management concerning meldonium findings in doping controls...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212938/the-combined-effects-of-3-4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine-mdma-and-selected-substituted-methcathinones-on-measures-of-neurotoxicity
#18
Nicholas B Miner, James P O'Callaghan, Tamara J Phillips, Aaron Janowsky
The rise in popularity of substituted methcathinones (aka "bath salts") has increased the focus on their neurotoxic effects. Two commonly abused methcathinones, 3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone (methylone, MDMC) and 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), are often concomitantly ingested with the illicit drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). To examine potential neurotoxic effects of these drug combinations, C57BL/6J mice were administered 4 i.p. injection of the drugs, at 2h intervals, either singularly: MDMA 15 or 30mg/kg, methylone 20mg/kg, MDPV 1mg/kg; or in combination: methylone/MDMA 20/15mg/kg, MDPV/MDMA 1/15mg/kg...
February 14, 2017: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212333/the%C3%A2-cardiovascular%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-neurotoxic%C3%A2-effects%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-venoms%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-six%C3%A2-bony%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-cartilaginous%C3%A2-fish%C3%A2-species
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Han Han, Kate Baumann, Nicholas R Casewell, Syed A Ali, James Dobson, Ivan Koludarov, Jordan Debono, Scott C Cutmore, Niwanthi W Rajapakse, Timothy N W Jackson, Rob Jones, Wayne C Hodgson, Bryan G Fry, Sanjaya Kuruppu
Fish venoms are often poorly studied, in part due to the difficulty in obtaining, extracting, and storing them. In this study, we characterize the cardiovascular and neurotoxic effects of the venoms from the following six species of fish: the cartilaginous stingrays Neotrygon kuhlii and Himantura toshi, and the bony fish Platycephalus fucus, Girella tricuspidata, Mugil cephalus, and Dentex tumifrons. All venoms (10-100 μg/kg, i.v.), except G. tricuspidata and P. fuscus, induced a biphasic response on mean arterial pressure (MAP) in the anesthetised rat...
February 16, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210816/efficient-solvothermal-wet-in-situ-transesterification-of-nannochloropsis-gaditana-for-biodiesel-production
#20
Bora Kim, Yong Keun Chang, Jae W Lee
In situ transesterification of wet microalgae is a promising, simplified alternative biodiesel production process that replaces multiple operations of cell drying, extraction, and transesterification reaction. This study addresses enhanced biodiesel production from Nannochloropsis gaditana at elevated temperatures. Compared with the previously reported in situ transesterification process of conducting the reaction at a temperature ranging from 95 to 125 °C, the present work employs higher temperatures of at least 150 °C...
February 16, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
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