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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532684/quantitative-determination-of-testosterone-levels-with-biolayer-interferometry
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Hao Zhang, Wei Li, Hong Luo, Guangming Xiong, Yuanhua Yu
Natural and synthetic steroid hormones are widely spread in the environment and are considered as pollutants due to their endocrine activities, even at low concentrations, which are harmful to human health. To detect steroid hormones in the environment, a novel biosensor system was developed based on the principle of biolayer interferometry. Detection is based on changes in the interference pattern of white light reflected from the surface of an optical fiber with bound biomolecules. Monitoring interactions between molecules does not require radioactive, enzymatic, or fluorescent labels...
May 19, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531897/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-brain-of-a-monotreme-the-short-beaked-echidna-tachyglossus-aculeatus
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Sandilya Cherupalli, Craig D Hardman, Andre Bongers, Ken W S Ashwell
We used magnetic resonance imaging to study the anatomy of cortical regions, nuclear groups, and major tracts in the brain of a monotreme, i.e., the short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus). Our specimens were from a collection held at the Australian Museum in Sydney and had been stored in formaldehyde solution for at least 70 years. Despite this, we were able to detect fine detail in the nuclear divisions of structures as well as in fiber tracts. In particular, we could detect the medial lemniscus as it approached the ventral posterior thalamic nucleus, subdivisions within the ventral posterior thalamic nucleus, lamination and subdivisions within the hippocampal formation, components of the olfactory pathways, and nuclei within the temporal amygdala...
May 23, 2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530602/bioactive-compound-and-antioxidant-activity-distribution-in-roller-milled-and-pearled-fractions-of-conventional-and-pigmented-wheat-varieties
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Debora Giordano, Monica Locatelli, Fabiano Travaglia, Matteo Bordiga, Amedeo Reyneri, Jean Daniel Coïsson, Massimo Blandino
In this study, the chemical composition of pigmented wheats (yellow, purple and blue types), and the distribution of the bioactive compounds in their roller-milled and pearled fractions, were compared with conventional wheats (red and white types). Roller-milling promoted the recovery of total dietary fiber, β-glucans, phenolic acids and anthocyanins in the bran fraction, which resulted also in a higher total antioxidant activity than the refined flour. Conversely, lutein resulted mainly concentrated in the refined flour...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528595/implications-of-white-striping-and-spaghetti-meat-abnormalities-on-meat-quality-and-histological-features-in-broilers
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G Baldi, F Soglia, M Mazzoni, F Sirri, L Canonico, E Babini, L Laghi, C Cavani, M Petracci
During the past few years, there has been an increasing prevalence of broiler breast muscle abnormalities, such as white striping (WS) and wooden breast conditions. More recently, a new muscular abnormality termed as spaghetti meat (SM) because of the altered structural integrity of the Pectoralis major muscle often associated with WS has emerged. Thus, this study aimed at evaluating the effects of WS and SM conditions, occurring alone or combined within the same P. major muscle, on meat quality traits and muscle histology...
May 22, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528586/white-matter-connectivity-disruptions-in-early-and-chronic-schizophrenia
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M A Di Biase, V L Cropley, B T Baune, J Olver, G P Amminger, C Phassouliotis, C Bousman, P D McGorry, I Everall, C Pantelis, A Zalesky
BACKGROUND: White matter disruptions in schizophrenia have been widely reported, but it remains unclear whether these abnormalities differ between illness stages. We mapped the connectome in patients with recently diagnosed and chronic schizophrenia and investigated the extent and overlap of white matter connectivity disruptions between these illness stages. METHODS: Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance images were acquired in recent-onset (n = 19) and chronic patients (n = 45) with schizophrenia, as well as age-matched controls (n = 87)...
May 22, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525525/morphological-observation-on-critical-sized-cranial-defect-repaired-by-icariin-and-autologous-concentrate-growth-factors-in-rabbits
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Gang Li, Jie Wang, Guiyun Ren, Fuliang Hao, Yanning Zhang, Peikai Shi, Xiao Liu, Fusheng Dong
BACKGROUND Morphological changes repaired by icariin and autologous concentrate growth factors (ACGF) in critical-sized cranial defect were observed and their promoting effects were investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy-two New Zealand white rabbits weighing 1.8~2.0kg were used to build a critical-sized cranial defect model and were randomly divided into 3 groups. X-ray, HE staining, general and histological observation, and immunohistochemistry were used to describe the changes caused by normal saline, icariin, and ACGF...
May 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524762/exosomes-promote-restoration-after-an-experimental-animal-model-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Laura Otero-Ortega, Mari Carmen Gómez de Frutos, Fernando Laso-García, Berta Rodríguez-Frutos, Esperanza Medina-Gutiérrez, Juan Antonio López, Jesús Vázquez, Exuperio Díez-Tejedor, María Gutiérrez-Fernández
Exosomes are gaining importance because they show great promise in therapeutic applications for several diseases. Particularly in stroke, exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy work as paracrine effectors responsible for promoting neurovascular remodeling and functional recovery. Adult male rats were subjected to intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) by intrastriatal injection of collagenase type IV; 24 h after surgery, MSC-derived exosomes were administered through the tail vein. The rats were euthanized at 7 or 28 days after treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521043/nutritional-evaluation-of-conventional-and-increased-protein-reduced-fiber-canola-meal-fed-to-broiler-chickens
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M Gorski, C Foran, P Utterback, C M Parsons
Experiments were conducted to evaluate conventional canola meal (Conv CM) and a new increased-protein reduced-fiber CM (Test CM). The Test CM contained higher levels of all digestible amino acids than the Conv CM as determined in 2 precision-fed rooster assays wherein Single Comb White Leghorn roosters were fasted for 24 h and then tube-fed 30 g of Conv CM or Test CM. Excreta were then quantitatively collected for 48 hours. All diets in 2 broiler experiments then were formulated to be equal in AMEn and digestible amino acids based on values from precision-fed rooster assays...
May 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520931/altered-white-matter-connectivity-within-and-between-networks-in-antipsychotic-naive-first-episode-schizophrenia
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Fei Li, Su Lui, Li Yao, Gong-Jun Ji, Wei Liao, John A Sweeney, Qiyong Gong
Analyzing the schizophrenia connectome can identify illness-related alterations in connectivity across the brain. An important question that remains unanswered is whether connectivity alterations are already evident at the onset of illness, before treatment with antipsychotic medication and possible influences of neuroprogressive or secondary alterations related to chronic illness duration. In the present study, diffusion tensor imaging and deterministic fiber tractography were performed with 137 antipsychotic-naive first-episode schizophrenia patients and 113 matched healthy controls...
May 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520463/a-preclinical-assessment-of-early-continuous-passive-motion-and-treadmill-therapeutic-exercises-for-generating-chondroprotective-effects-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture
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Nai-Jen Chang, Kuan-Wei Lee, Chih-Jou Chu, Ming-You Shie, Pei-Hsi Chou, Chih-Chan Lin, Peir-In Liang
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a well-known risk factor for the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). However, whether using continuous passive motion (CPM) with or without additional treadmill exercise (TRE) in early ACL injury might provide chondroprotective effects and further decrease the risk of PTOA has yet to be determined. HYPOTHESIS: CPM may offer an enhanced chondroprotective effect, but TRE may attenuate that effect due to the mechanical stress on the joint and inflammatory cytokines in the joint...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517947/intolerance-of-uncertainty-predicts-increased-striatal-volume
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M Justin Kim, Jin Shin, James M Taylor, Alison M Mattek, Samantha J Chavez, Paul J Whalen
Oversensitivity to uncertain future threat is usefully conceptualized as intolerance of uncertainty (IU). Neuroimaging studies of IU to date have largely focused on its relationship with brain function, but few studies have documented the association between IU and the quantitative properties of brain structure. Here, we examined potential gray and white-matter brain structural correlates of IU from 61 healthy participants. Voxel-based morphometric analysis highlighted a robust positive correlation between IU and striatal volume, particularly the putamen...
May 18, 2017: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511436/glycaemic-and-insulin-response-to-equi-quantity-of-selected-common-indian-staples-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Neha V Paharia, Kasturi Sen Ray
INTRODUCTION: Diet therapy is one of the corner stone's in the management of diabetes. Keeping the blood sugar level as close to normal is the main focus of dietary management of diabetes. A typical Indian meal is largely composed of Carbohydrates (CHO). Consumption of staple cereals, forms the major source of CHO in the Indian diet. However, CHO metabolism is seen to be completely deranged in a person with type 2 diabetes. It is necessary to select the cereal which has lower postprandial glycaemic impact for subjects with compromised metabolic status...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509312/histological-immunohistochemical-and-ultrastructural-study-of-secondary-compressed-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-rat-model
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Wafaa S Ramadan, Ghada A Abdel-Hamid, Saleh Al-Karim, Aymn T Abbas
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a life-disrupting condition in which the first few days are the most critical. Secondary conditions remain the main causes of death for people with SCI. The response of different cell types to SCI and their role at different times in the progression of secondary degeneration are not well understood. The aim of this study was to study the histopathological changes of compressed spinal cord injury (CSCI) in a rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups...
2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507865/reconstitution-of-human-keloids-in-mouse-skin
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Ataru Sunaga, Hideaki Kamochi, Shunji Sarukawa, Hirokazu Uda, Yasushi Sugawara, Rintaro Asahi, Daekwan Chi, Shiho Nakagawa, Koji Kanayama, Kotaro Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: Keloids are a dermal fibroproliferative scar of unknown etiology. There is no good animal model for the study of keloids, which hinders the development and assessment of treatments for keloids. METHODS: Human keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts were isolated from 3 human skin tissues: normal skin, white scars, and keloids. A mixed-cell slurry containing keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts was poured into a double chamber implanted on the back of NOD/Shi-scid/IL-2Rγnull mice...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506483/cortical-and-subcortical-functional-neuroanatomy-for-low-grade-glioma-surgery
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L Chenin, M Lefranc, S Velut, P Foulon, E Havet, J Peltier
Knowledge of the encephalon anatomy is crucial for neurosurgical practice, especially the main cortical functional structures and their connections. General organisation of the encephalon is presented with frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal, limbic and insular lobes and their Brodmann correspondence. Secondly, subcortical anatomy will be presented with main white matter fasciculi in three separated categories: association, commissural and projection fibers. Main association fibers are inferior occipitofrontal fasciculus, superior longitudinal fasciculus, arcuate fasciculus, inferior longitudinal fasciculus, uncinate fasciculus, and cingulum...
May 12, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504746/ultrabroadband-out-of-loop-characterization-of-the-carrier-envelope-phase-noise-of-an-offset-free-er-fiber-frequency-comb
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Andreas Liehl, David Fehrenbacher, Philipp Sulzer, Alfred Leitenstorfer, Denis V Seletskiy
Recent demonstrations of passively phase-locked fiber-based combs motivate broadband characterization of the noise associated with the stabilized carrier-envelope offset frequency. In our study, we analyze the phase noise of a 100 MHz Er:fiber system in a wide range spanning from microhertz to the Nyquist frequency. An interferometric detection method enables analysis of the high-frequency output of an f-to-2f interferometer. The dominant contribution of a broadband white noise floor at high frequencies attests quantum-limited performance...
May 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503448/resting-state-metabolism-of-hand-knob-area-on-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-according-to-hand-function-and-tractography-of-corticospinal-tract-after-stroke
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Hae Won Kim, Dong Gyu Lee
OBJECTIVE: To correlate the resting metabolism of hand knob and hand function after stroke, diffuse tensor tractography (DTT) and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose position emission tomography ((18)F-FDG PET) were used to evaluate constructible state of white matter tract and metabolic state of gray matter, respectively. METHODS: A total of 17 patients were included in the study, who had suffered a stroke with hand weakness, after a stroke. They underwent diffusion tensor analysis and FDG PET in the subacute period...
April 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500358/injury-prediction-and-vulnerability-assessment-using-strain-and-susceptibility-measures-of-the-deep-white-matter
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Wei Zhao, Yunliang Cai, Zhigang Li, Songbai Ji
Reliable prediction and diagnosis of concussion is important for its effective clinical management. Previous model-based studies largely employ peak responses from a single element in a pre-selected anatomical region of interest (ROI) and utilize a single training dataset for injury prediction. A more systematic and rigorous approach is necessary to scrutinize the entire white matter (WM) ROIs as well as ROI-constrained neural tracts. To this end, we evaluated injury prediction performances of the 50 deep WM regions using predictor variables based on strains obtained from simulating the 58 reconstructed American National Football League head impacts...
May 12, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499451/effects-of-annulus-defects-and-implantation-of-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-plga-fibrin-gel-scaffolds-on-nerves-ingrowth-in-a-rabbit-model-of-annular-injury-disc-degeneration
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Long Xin, Weixing Xu, Leijun Yu, Shunwu Fan, Wei Wang, Fang Yu, Zhenbin Wang
BACKGROUND: Growth of nerve fibers has been shown to occur in a rabbit model of intravertebral disc degeneration (IVD) induced by needle puncture. As nerve growth may underlie the process of chronic pain in humans affected by disc degeneration, we sought to investigate the factors underlying nerve ingrowth in a minimally invasive annulotomy rabbit model of IVD by comparing the effects of empty disc defects with those of defects filled with poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)/fibrin gel (PLGA) plugs...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498605/brain-structural-connectivity-and-context-dependent-extinction-memory
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Andrea Hermann, Rudolf Stark, Carlo R Blecker, Mohammed R Milad, Christian J Merz
BACKGROUND: Extinction of conditioned fear represents an important mechanism in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Return of fear after successful extinction or exposure therapy in patients with anxiety disorders might be linked to poor temporal or contextual generalization of extinction due to individual differences in brain structural connectivity. The goal of this magnetic resonance imaging study was therefore to investigate the association of context-dependent extinction recall with brain structural connectivity...
May 12, 2017: Hippocampus
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