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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936512/magnetic-janus-particles-synthesized-using-droplet-micro-magnetofluidic-techniques-for-protein-detection
#1
V B Varma, R G Wu, Z P Wang, R V Ramanujan
Magnetic droplets on a microfluidic platform can act as micro-robots, providing wireless, remote, and programmable control. This field of droplet micro-magnetofluidics (DMMF) is useful for droplet merging, mixing and synthesis of Janus structures. Specifically, magnetic Janus particles (MJP) are useful for protein and DNA detection as well as magnetically controlled bioprinting. However, synthesis of MJP with control of the functional phases is a challenge. Hence, we developed a high flow rate, surfactant-free, wash-less method to synthesize MJP by integration of DMMF with hybrid magnetic fields...
September 22, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934680/a-phase-1-study-of-the-janus-kinase-2-jak2-v617f-inhibitor-gandotinib-ly2784544-in-patients-with-primary-myelofibrosis-polycythemia-vera-and-essential-thrombocythemia
#2
Srdan Verstovsek, Ruben A Mesa, Mohamed E Salama, Li Li, Celine Pitou, Fabio P Nunes, Gregory L Price, Jennifer L Giles, Deborah N D'Souza, Richard A Walgren, Josef T Prchal
Mutations in Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) are implicated in the pathogenesis of Philadelphia-chromosome negative myeloproliferative neoplasms, including primary myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera, and essential thrombocythemia. Gandotinib (LY2784544), a potent inhibitor of JAK2 activity, shows increased potency for the JAK2(V617F) mutation. The study had a standard 3+3 dose-escalation design to define the maximum-tolerated dose. Primary objectives were to determine safety, tolerability, and recommended oral daily dose of gandotinib for patients with JAK2(V617F)-positive myelofibrosis, essential thrombocythemia, or polycythemia vera...
August 31, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930494/simplify-1-a-phase-iii-randomized-trial-of-momelotinib-versus-ruxolitinib-in-janus-kinase-inhibitor-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-myelofibrosis
#3
Ruben A Mesa, Jean-Jacques Kiladjian, John V Catalano, Timothy Devos, Miklos Egyed, Andrzei Hellmann, Donal McLornan, Kazuya Shimoda, Elliott F Winton, Wei Deng, Ronald L Dubowy, Julia D Maltzman, Francisco Cervantes, Jason Gotlib
Purpose We evaluated the efficacy and safety of momelotinib, a potent and selective Janus kinase 1 and 2 inhibitor (JAKi), compared with ruxolitinib, in JAKi-naïve patients with myelofibrosis. Patients and Methods Patients (N = 432) with high risk or intermediate-2 risk or symptomatic intermediate-1 risk myelofibrosis were randomly assigned to receive 24 weeks of treatment with momelotinib 200 mg once daily or ruxolitinib 20 mg twice a day (or per label), after which all patients could receive open-label momelotinib...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929088/microbial-invasion-vs-tick-immune-regulation
#4
REVIEW
Daniel E Sonenshine, Kevin R Macaluso
Ticks transmit a greater variety of pathogenic agents that cause disease in humans and animals than any other haematophagous arthropod, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, babesiosis, tick-borne encephalitis, Crimean Congo haemorhagic fever, and many others (Gulia-Nuss et al., 2016). Although diverse explanations have been proposed to explain their remarkable vectorial capacity, among the most important are their blood feeding habit, their long term off-host survival, the diverse array of bioactive molecules that disrupt the host's natural hemostatic mechanisms, facilitate blood flow, pain inhibitors, and minimize inflammation to prevent immune rejection (Hajdušek et al...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928114/patient-education-in-patellofemoral-pain-potentially-potent-and-essential-but-under-researched
#5
EDITORIAL
Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Janus Laust Thomsen, Christian J Barton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927099/interleukin-6-identified-as-an-important-factor-in-hypoxia-and-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-based-gefitinib-adaptive-resistance-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#6
Shi-Min An, Hui-Min Lei, Xu-Ping Ding, Fan Sun, Chun Zhang, Ya-Bin Tang, Hong-Zhuan Chen, Ying Shen, Liang Zhu
Gefitinib resistance and relapse of the disease were the greatest challenges facing clinical therapy of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Of note, regarding the hypoxia condition in solid tumor tissues in vivo, roles of hypoxia in gefitinib adaptive resistance and its association with lung cancer stem cells (LCSCs) have not been fully elucidated. In the present study, the role of hypoxia in gefitinib adaptive resistance and its association with aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH)-based LCSC gefitinib resistance were comparatively studied using RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) technology...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926714/janus-and-strawberry-like-particles-from-azo-molecular-glass-and-polydimethylsiloxane-oligomer
#7
Chungen Hsu, Yi Du, Xiaogong Wang
This study investigated Janus and strawberry-like particles composed of azo molecular glass and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) oligomer, focusing on controllable fabrication and formation mechanism of these unique structures and morphologies. Two materials, the azo molecular glass (IA-Chol) and PDMS oligomer (H2pdca-PDMS), were prepared for this purpose. The Janus and strawberry-like particles were obtained from the droplets of a dichloromethane (DCM) solution containing both IA-Chol and H2pdca-PDMS, dispersed in water and stabilized by poly(vinyl alcohol)...
September 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925407/foxc2-coordinates-inflammation-and-browning-of-white-adipose-by-leptin-stat3-prdm16-signal-in-mice
#8
L Gan, Z Liu, F Feng, T Wu, D Luo, C Hu, C Sun
AIMS: The objective of this study is to characterize the relationship between forkhead box C2 protein (Foxc2) and leptin under adipose inflammatory response. METHODS: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory model was conducted. Data from wild-type and ob/ob mice were used to compare the alternative role of leptin on Foxc2-mediated inflammation and browning. Transcriptional regulation and protein-protein interaction were analyzed by bioinformatics and proved by chromatin immunoprecipitation and co-immunoprecipitation experiment...
August 23, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925265/janus-electrochemistry-asymmetric-functionalization-in-one-step
#9
David Ibañez, Elisa Vallés, Elvira Gómez, Alvaro Colina, Aranzazu Heras
Janus structures represent an overwhelming member of materials with adaptable chemical and physical properties. The development of new synthesis routes has allowed the fabrication of Janus architectures with specific characteristics depending on the final applications. In the case of the membranes, the improvement of wet routes has been limited to the capillary effect, in which the solution can gradually penetrate through the membrane avoiding a double modification, different at each face of the membrane. In this work, we propose a new electrochemical methodology to circumvent the capillary limitation and to obtain a double electrochemical functionalization in only one step in a controlled way...
September 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922704/direct-acting-antivirals-for-chronic-hepatitis-c
#10
REVIEW
Janus C Jakobsen, Emil Eik Nielsen, Joshua Feinberg, Kiran Kumar Katakam, Kristina Fobian, Goran Hauser, Goran Poropat, Snezana Djurisic, Karl Heinz Weiss, Milica Bjelakovic, Goran Bjelakovic, Sarah Louise Klingenberg, Jian Ping Liu, Dimitrinka Nikolova, Ronald L Koretz, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Millions of people worldwide suffer from hepatitis C, which can lead to severe liver disease, liver cancer, and death. Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), e.g. sofosbuvir, are relatively new and expensive interventions for chronic hepatitis C, and preliminary results suggest that DAAs may eradicate hepatitis C virus (HCV) from the blood (sustained virological response). Sustained virological response (SVR) is used by investigators and regulatory agencies as a surrogate outcome for morbidity and mortality, based solely on observational evidence...
September 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922657/methods-employed-in-cytofluorometric-assessment-of-eryptosis-the-suicidal-erythrocyte-death
#11
Mohamed Jemaà, Myriam Fezai, Rosi Bissinger, Florian Lang
Suicidal erythrocyte death or eryptosis contributes to or even accounts for anemia in a wide variety of clinical conditions, such as iron deficiency, dehydration, hyperphosphatemia, vitamin D excess, chronic kidney disease (CKD), hemolytic-uremic syndrome, diabetes, hepatic failure, malignancy, arteriitis, sepsis, fever, malaria, sickle-cell disease, beta-thalassemia, Hb-C and G6PD-deficiency, Wilsons disease, as well as advanced age. Moreover, eryptosis is triggered by a myriad of xenobiotics and endogenous substances including cytotoxic drugs and uremic toxins...
September 1, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921952/nano-air-seeds-trapped-in-mesoporous-janus-nanoparticles-facilitate-cavitation-and-enhance-ultrasound-imaging
#12
Konstantin Tamarov, Andrey Sviridov, Wujun Xu, Markus Malo, Valery Andreev, Victor Yu Timoshenko, Vesa-Pekka Lehto
The current contrast agents utilized in ultrasound (US) imaging are based on microbubbles which, however, suffer from a short lifetime in the systemic circulation. The present study introduces a new type of contrast agents for US imaging based on bioresorbable Janus nanoparticles (NPs) that are able to generate microbubbles in situ under US radiation for extended time. The Janus NPs were fabricated from porous silicon (PSi) that was modified via a nanostopper technique. The technique was exploited to prepare PSi NPs which had hydrophobic pore walls (inner face) while the external surfaces of the NPs (outer face) were hydrophilic...
September 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920514/foe-or-friend-janus-faces-of-the-neurovascular-unit-in-the-formation-of-brain-metastases
#13
Imola Wilhelm, Csilla Fazakas, Kinga Molnár, Attila G Végh, János Haskó, István A Krizbai
Despite the potential obstacle represented by the blood-brain barrier for extravasating malignant cells, metastases are more frequent than primary tumors in the central nervous system. Not only tightly interconnected endothelial cells can hinder metastasis formation, other cells of the brain microenvironment (like astrocytes and microglia) can also be very hostile, destroying the large majority of metastatic cells. However, malignant cells that are able to overcome these harmful mechanisms may benefit from the shielding and even support provided by cerebral endothelial cells, astrocytes and microglia, rendering the brain a sanctuary site against anti-tumor strategies...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919504/cryptic-elevational-zonation-in-trapdoor-spiders-araneae-antrodiaetidae-aliatypus-janus-complex-from-the-california-southern-sierra-nevada
#14
James Starrett, Cheryl Y Hayashi, Shahan Derkarabetian, Marshal Hedin
The relative roles of ecological niche conservatism versus niche divergence in promoting montane speciation remains an important topic in biogeography. Here, our aim was to test whether lineage diversification in a species complex of trapdoor spiders corresponds with riverine barriers or with an ecological gradient associated with elevational tiering. Aliatypus janus was sampled from throughout its range, with emphasis on populations in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. We collected multi-locus genetic data to generate a species tree for A...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918377/stable-janus-superhydrophilic-hydrophobic-nickel-foam-for-directional-water-transport
#15
Yifan Si, Liwei Chen, Fuchao Yang, Fei Guo, Zhiguang Guo
Janus superhydrophilic/hydrophobic macroporous nickel foam for directional water transport has been demonstrated via a simple floating strategy. Water can transport from hydrophobic to superhydrophilic layer through Janus nickel foam, but cannot transfer from superhydrophilic to hydrophobic layer. This "3D water diode" Janus nickel foam shows extremely high transport rate and outstanding stability. After damaged by abrasion, its directional water transport property retains well.
September 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916832/design-of-multivalent-inhibitors-for-preventing-cellular-uptake
#16
Veronika Schubertová, Francisco J Martinez-Veracoechea, Robert Vácha
Cellular entry, the first crucial step of viral infection, can be inhibited by molecules adsorbed on the virus surface. However, apart from using stronger affinity, little is known about the properties of such inhibitors that could increase their effectiveness. Our simulations showed that multivalent inhibitors can be designed to be much more efficient than their monovalent counterparts. For example, for our particular simulation model, a single multivalent inhibitor spanning 5 to 6 binding sites is enough to prevent the uptake compared to the required 1/3 of all the receptor binding sites needed to be blocked by monovalent inhibitors...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914550/socs3-participates-in-cholinergic-pathway-regulation-of-synovitis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Tong Li, Shiyao Wu, Sha Li, Xuelian Bai, Hui Luo, Xiaoxia Zuo
Stimulation of the cholinergic inflammatory pathway can promote collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and inhibit synovitis by Janus kinase (JAK) 2 and signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 3 signaling. Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS) protein can also regulate inflammatory processes and activate JAK/STAT signal transduction, but its involvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has not been demonstrated. This study investigated the effect of SOCS on cholinergic pathway regulation of synovitis in the fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) of RA and CIA mice...
September 15, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913408/hepatocyte-specific-deletion-of-mouse-lamin-a-c-leads-to-male-selective-steatohepatitis
#18
Raymond Kwan, Graham F Brady, Maria Brzozowski, Sujith V Weerasinghe, Hope Martin, Min-Jung Park, Makayla J Brunt, Ram K Menon, Xin Tong, Lei Yin, Colin L Stewart, M Bishr Omary
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Lamins are nuclear intermediate filament proteins that comprise the major components of the nuclear lamina. Mutations in LMNA, which encodes lamins A/C, cause laminopathies, including lipodystrophy, cardiomyopathy, and premature aging syndromes. However, the role of lamins in the liver is unknown, and it is unclear whether laminopathy-associated liver disease is caused by primary hepatocyte defects or systemic alterations. METHODS: To address these questions, we generated mice carrying a hepatocyte-specific deletion of Lmna (knockout [KO] mice) and characterized the KO liver and primary hepatocyte phenotypes by immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, microarray analysis, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, and Oil Red O and Picrosirius red staining...
November 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911610/myrciaria-cauliflora-extract-improves-diabetic-nephropathy-via-suppression-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-mice
#19
Jeng-Dong Hsu, Chia-Chun Wu, Chi-Nan Hung, Chau-Jong Wang, Hui-Pei Huang
Myrciaria cauliflora is a functional food rich in anthocyanins, possessing antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. Our previous results demonstrated M. cauliflora extract (MCE) had beneficial effects in diabetic nephropathy (DN) and via the inhibition of Ras/PI3K/Akt and kidney fibrosis-related proteins. The purpose of this study was to assess the benefit of MCE in diabetes associated with kidney inflammation and glycemic regulation in streptozotocin-nicotinamide (STZ/NA)-induced diabetic mice. Compared with the untreated diabetic group, MCE significantly improved blood glucose and serum biochemical characteristic levels...
October 2016: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903769/specific-barriers-to-the-conduct-of-randomised-clinical-trials-on-medical-devices
#20
REVIEW
Edmund A M Neugebauer, Ana Rath, Sunya-Lee Antoine, Michaela Eikermann, Doerthe Seidel, Carsten Koenen, Esther Jacobs, Dawid Pieper, Martine Laville, Séverine Pitel, Cecilia Martinho, Snezana Djurisic, Jacques Demotes-Mainard, Christine Kubiak, Vittorio Bertele, Janus C Jakobsen, Silvio Garattini, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Medical devices play an important role in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and care of diseases. However, compared to pharmaceuticals, there is no rigorous formal regulation for demonstration of benefits and exclusion of harms to patients. The medical device industry argues that the classical evidence hierarchy cannot be applied for medical devices, as randomised clinical trials are impossible to perform. This article aims to identify the barriers for randomised clinical trials on medical devices...
September 13, 2017: Trials
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