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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544415/inertial-microfluidic-cell-stretcher-imcs-fully-automated-high-throughput-and-near-real-time-cell-mechanotyping
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Yanxiang Deng, Steven P Davis, Fan Yang, Kevin S Paulsen, Maneesh Kumar, Rebecca Sinnott DeVaux, Xianhui Wang, Douglas S Conklin, Assad Oberai, Jason I Herschkowitz, Aram J Chung
Mechanical biomarkers associated with cytoskeletal structures have been reported as powerful label-free cell state identifiers. In order to measure cell mechanical properties, traditional biophysical (e.g., atomic force microscopy, micropipette aspiration, optical stretchers) and microfluidic approaches were mainly employed; however, they critically suffer from low-throughput, low-sensitivity, and/or time-consuming and labor-intensive processes, not allowing techniques to be practically used for cell biology research applications...
May 23, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543190/effects-of-shrna-mediated-silencing-of-pkm2-gene-on-aerobic-glycolysis-cell-migration-cell-invasion-and-apoptosis-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Xiao-Ling Yan, Xue-Bin Zhang, Ran Ao, Lin Guan
This study aims to explore the effects of shRNA-mediated silencing on Pyruvate kinase type M2 (PKM2) gene during aerobic glycolysis in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. CRC tissues and adjacent normal tissues were obtained from 136 patients diagnosed with qRT-PCR, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry (IHC) were performed to detect mRNA and protein expressions of PKM2. CRC cells were divided into a blank, vector and PKM2-shRNA groups. Hexokinase (HK) and PKM2 activity were both determined by glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) coupled colorimetric assay and enzyme coupling rate method...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541195/monitoring-acute-stroke-in-mouse-model-using-laser-speckle-imaging-guided-visible-light-optical-coherence-tomography
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Qi Liu, Siyu Chen, Brian Soetikno, Wenzhong Liu, Shanbao Tong, Hao Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Monitoring hemodynamic and vascular changes in the acute stages of mouse stroke models is invaluable in studying ischemic stroke pathophysiology. However, there lacks a tool to simultaneously and dynamically investigate these changes. METHODS: We integrated laser speckle imaging (LSI) and visible-light optical coherence tomography (Vis-OCT) to reveal dynamic vascular responses in acute stages in the distal middle cerebral artery occlusion (dMCAO) model in rodents...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541158/noninvasive-optical-monitoring-of-critical-closing-pressure-and-arteriole-compliance-in-human-subjects
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Wesley B Baker, Ashwin B Parthasarathy, Kimberly P Gannon, Venkaiah C Kavuri, David R Busch, Kenneth Abramson, Lian He, Rickson C Mesquita, Michael T Mullen, John A Detre, Joel H Greenberg, Daniel J Licht, Ramani Balu, W Andrew Kofke, Arjun G Yodh
The critical closing pressure ( CrCP) of the cerebral circulation depends on both tissue intracranial pressure and vasomotor tone. CrCP defines the arterial blood pressure ( ABP) at which cerebral blood flow approaches zero, and their difference ( ABP -  CrCP) is an accurate estimate of cerebral perfusion pressure. Here we demonstrate a novel non-invasive technique for continuous monitoring of CrCP at the bedside. The methodology combines optical diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) measurements of pulsatile cerebral blood flow in arterioles with concurrent ABP data during the cardiac cycle...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539914/functional-connectivity-mapping-in-the-animal-model-principles-and-applications-of-resting-state-fmri
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Martin Gorges, Francesco Roselli, Hans-Peter Müller, Albert C Ludolph, Volker Rasche, Jan Kassubek
"Resting-state" fMRI has substantially contributed to the understanding of human and non-human functional brain organization by the analysis of correlated patterns in spontaneous activity within dedicated brain systems. Spontaneous neural activity is indirectly measured from the blood oxygenation level-dependent signal as acquired by echo planar imaging, when subjects quietly "resting" in the scanner. Animal models including disease or knockout models allow a broad spectrum of experimental manipulations not applicable in humans...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538221/retinal-microvasculature-in-nonproliferative-diabetic-retinopathy-automated-quantitative-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-assessment
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Marco Lupidi, Gabriel Coscas, Florence Coscas, Tito Fiore, Elisa Spaccini, Daniela Fruttini, Carlo Cagini
PURPOSE: To perform a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the foveal microvasculature in eyes with diabetic maculopathy using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). METHODS: Retrospective case series of 48 eyes with diabetic maculopathy and 47 healthy eyes evaluated by Spectralis OCT-A. Perifoveal arcade disruptions, linear vascular dilations, microaneurysms, intraretinal microvascular abnormalities and flow-void areas were qualitatively analyzed on OCT angiograms both for the superficial (SCP) and deep (DCP) capillary plexuses...
May 25, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536978/a-6-dof-parallel-bone-grinding-robot-for-cervical-disc-replacement-surgery
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Heqiang Tian, Chenchen Wang, Xiaoqing Dang, Lining Sun
Artificial cervical disc replacement surgery has become an effective and main treatment method for cervical disease, which has become a more common and serious problem for people with sedentary work. To improve cervical disc replacement surgery significantly, a 6-DOF parallel bone-grinding robot is developed for cervical bone-grinding by image navigation and surgical plan. The bone-grinding robot including mechanical design and low level control is designed. The bone-grinding robot navigation is realized by optical positioning with spatial registration coordinate system defined...
May 24, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535269/increased-retinal-oxygen-metabolism-precedes-microvascular-alterations-in-type-1-diabetic-mice
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Wenzhong Liu, Shoujian Wang, Brian Soetikno, Ji Yi, Kevin Zhang, Siyu Chen, Robert A Linsenmeier, Christine M Sorenson, Nader Sheibani, Hao F Zhang
Purpose: To investigate inner retinal oxygen metabolic rate (IRMRO2) during early stages of type 1 diabetes in a transgenic mouse model. Methods: In current study, we involved seven diabetic mice (Akita/+, TSP1-/-) and seven control mice (TSP1-/-), and applied visible-light optical coherence tomography (vis-OCT) to image functional parameters including retinal blood flow rate, oxygen saturation (sO2) and the IRMRO2 value longitudinally from 5 weeks of age to 13 weeks of age...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534926/asymmetric-bead-aggregation-for-microfluidic-immunodetection
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Sunggu Kim, Sanghoon Han, Junghoon Lee
We report an asymmetric immunoaggregation assay for rapid, label-free, and sub-picomolar protein detection. Asymmetric immunoaggregated beads (AIBs) are formed when binding occurs between 1 μm magnetic (MG) and 2.8 μm polystyrene (PS) beads coated with specific antibodies for a target antigen. Detection of such aggregation is achieved by optical monitoring of AIBs in a flow under an external magnetic field. AIBs are attracted to the upper surface of the microchannel by a magnetic field and made to slide along the surface by a flow drag force...
May 23, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534703/chlorhexidine-and-silver-sulfadiazine-coating-on-central-venous-catheters-is-not-sufficient-for-protection-against-catheter-related-infection-simulation-based-laboratory-research-with-clinical-validation
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Yoon Ji Choi, Jae Kwan Lim, Jeong Jun Park, Hyub Huh, Dong-Joo Kim, Chang-Hoon Gong, Seung Zhoo Yoon
Objective The efficacy of chlorhexidine- and silver sulfadiazine-coated central venous catheters (CSS-CVC) against catheter-related infection remains controversial. We hypothesized that the loss of silver nanoparticles may reduce the antibacterial efficacy of CSS-CVCs and that this loss could be due to the frictional force between the surface of the CVC and the bloodstream. The objective of this study was to investigate whether the antimicrobial effect of CSS-CVCs decreases with increasing exposure time in a bloodstream model and quantitatively assay the antimicrobial effect of CSS-CVCs compared with polyurethane and antiseptic-impregnated CVCs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533846/-bilateral-papilledema-secondary-to-intracranial-hypertension-in-an-adolescent-girl
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Seydou Bakayoko, Nouhoum Guirou, Brainima Coulibaly, Jeannette Traoré
Papilledema is a fluid and/or axonal swelling of the optic nerve head due to a blockage of axoplasmic flow at the level of the cribriform plate. We report the case of a 17-year old adolescent girl with bilateral papilledema secondary to idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532218/flow-chamber-and-microfluidic-approaches-for-measuring-thrombus-formation-in-genetic-bleeding-disorders
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Rogier M Schoeman, Marcus Lehmann, Keith B Neeves
Platelet adhesion and aggregation, coagulation, fibrin formation, and fibrinolysis are regulated by the forces and flows imposed by blood at the site of a vascular injury. Flow chambers designed to observe these events are an indispensable part of doing hemostasis and thrombosis research, especially with human blood. Microfluidic methods have provided the flexibility to design flow chambers with complex geometries and features that more closely mimic the anatomy and physiology of blood vessels. Additionally, microfluidic systems with integrated optics and/or pressure sensors and on-board signal processing could transform what have been primarily research tools into clinical assays...
May 22, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532145/mini-photobioreactors-for-in-vivo-real-time-characterization-and-evolutionary-tuning-of-bacterial-optogenetic-circuit
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Hsinkai Wang, Ya-Tang Yang
The current standard protocols for characterizing the optogenetic circuit of bacterial cells using flow cytometry in light tubes and light exposure of culture plates are tedious, labor-intensive, and cumbersome. In this work, we engineer a bioreactor with working volume of ~10 mL for in vivo real-time optogenetic characterization of E. coli with a CcaS-CcaR light-sensing system. In the bioreactor, optical density measurements, reporter protein fluorescence detection, and light input stimuli are provided by four light-emitting diode sources and two photodetectors...
May 22, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530809/preparation-of-linear-cryogel-arrays-as-a-microfluidic-platform-for-immunochromatographic-assays
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Marc Zinggeler, Patrick L Fosso, Yan Hao, Thomas Brandstetter, Jürgen Rühe
We describe a new microfluidic platform to perform immunochromatographic assays. The platform consists of a linear assembly of small, porous cryogel monoliths functionalized with different biomolecules and anchored in an optically transparent capillary, which serves as the microfluidic carrier. This assembly enables fluid flow by capillary action and simple optical detection. Using an in situ preparation method, individual compartments are generated from small plugs of polymer solutions that are subsequently transformed into individually functionalized cryogel monoliths through a photoinduced cross-linking reaction...
May 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530605/screening-of-passiflora-l-mineral-content-using-principal-component-analysis-and-kohonen-self-organizing-maps
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Cleber Galvão Novaes, Ivana Lago da Silva Romão, Berlane Gomes Santos, Jéssica Palhares Ribeiro, Marcos Almeida Bezerra, Erik Galvão Paranhos da Silva
A method using digestion with diluted nitric acid and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry was applied to determine metal ions in the peel, pulp, and seed of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa and Passiflora cincinnata cultivated in the Bahia state, Brazil. Plasma parameters (radio frequency power and argon flow rates) were optimized. The quantification limits (µg g(-1)) were: Ca (43.0); Co (1.3); Cu (10.0); Fe (10.0); K (20.0); Mg (26.6); Mn (0.33); Na (56.6) and Zn (10.0). The accuracy of the method was evaluated by the analysis of certified reference materials (NIST 1567a Wheat Flour and NIST 1577b Bovine Liver)...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529701/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-review
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REVIEW
Francesco Bandello, Riccardo Sacconi, Lea Querques, Eleonora Corbelli, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Giuseppe Querques
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most important cause of vision loss in elderly people, is a degenerative disorder of the central retina with a multifactorial etiopathology. AMD is classified in dry AMD (d-AMD) or neovascular AMD depending on the presence of choroidal neovascularization. Currently, no therapy is approved for geographic atrophy, the late form of d-AMD, because no treatment can restore the damage of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) or photoreceptors. For this reason, all treatment approaches in d-AMD are only likely to prevent and slow down the progression of existing atrophy...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529673/on-chip-two-photon-metabolic-imaging-for-drug-toxicity-testing
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Fang Yu, Shuangmu Zhuo, Yinghua Qu, Deepak Choudhury, Zhiping Wang, Ciprian Iliescu, Hanry Yu
We have developed a microfluidic system suitable to be incorporated with a metabolic imaging method to monitor the drug response of cells cultured on a chip. The cells were perfusion-cultured to mimic the blood flow in vivo. Label-free optical measurements and imaging of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide fluorescence intensity and morphological changes were evaluated non-invasively. Drug responses calculated using redox ratio imaging were compared with the drug toxicity testing results obtained with a traditional well-plate system...
May 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527901/photonic-ring-resonance-is-a-versatile-platform-for-performing-multiplex-immunoassays-in-real-time
#18
Sasi Mudumba, Sophia de Alba, Randy Romero, Carli Cherwien, Alice Wu, Jue Wang, Martin A Gleeson, Muzammil Iqbal, Rufus W Burlingame
Photonic ring resonance is a property of light where in certain circumstances specific wavelengths are trapped in a ring resonator. Sensors based on silicon photonic ring resonators function by detecting the interaction between light circulating inside the sensor and matter deposited on the sensor surface. Binding of biological material results in a localized change in refractive index on the sensor surface, which affects the circulating optical field extending beyond the sensor boundary. That is, the resonant wavelength will change when the refractive index of the medium around the ring resonator changes...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527768/randomized-comparison-of-absorb-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-and-mirage-microfiber-sirolimus-eluting-scaffold-using-multimodality-imaging
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Erhan Tenekecioglu, Patrick W Serruys, Yoshinobu Onuma, Ricardo Costa, Daniel Chamié, Yohei Sotomi, Ting-Bin Yu, Alexander Abizaid, Houng-Bang Liew, Teguh Santoso
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Mirage bioresorbable microfiber sirolimus-eluting scaffold compared with the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold in the treatment of stenotic target lesions located in native coronary arteries, ranging from ≥2.25 to ≤4.0 mm in diameter. Secondary objectives were to establish the medium-term safety, effectiveness, and performance of the Mirage device. BACKGROUND: The current generation of bioresorbable scaffolds has several limitations, such as thick square struts with large footprints that preclude their deep embedment into the vessel wall, resulting in protrusion into the lumen with microdisturbance of flow...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526825/target-decoupling-in-coupled-systems-resistant-to-random-perturbation
#20
Sunkyu Yu, Xianji Piao, Namkyoo Park
To suppress unwanted crosstalks between nearby optical elements, the decoupling technique for integrated systems has been desired for the target control of light flows. Although cloaking methods have enabled complete decoupling of optical elements by manipulating electromagnetic waves microscopically, it is difficult to be applied rigorously to control each unit element in coupled systems due to severe restrictions on material parameters for cloaking. Here we develop the macroscopic approach to design crosstalk-free regions in coupled optical systems...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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