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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914328/synthesis-and-stability-of-ir-820-and-fitc-doped-silica-nanoparticles
#1
Atul V Thorat, Tandra Ghoshal, Lan Chen, Justin D Holmes, Michael A Morris
Fluorescent silica nanoparticles (NPs) have potential in biomedical applications as diagnostics and traceable drug delivery agents. In this study, we have synthesized fluorescent dye grafted silica NPs in two step process. First, a stable method to synthesize various sizes of silica NPs ranging from 20 to 52, 95, 210 and 410nm have been successfully demonstrated. Secondly, as-synthesized silica NPs are readily grafted with some fluorescent dyes like IR-820 and fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) dyes by simple impregnation method...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911093/dna-microarray-profiling-highlights-nrf2-mediated-chemoprevention-targeted-by-wasabi-derived-isothiocyanates-in-hepg2-cells
#2
Phoebe Zapanta Trio, Atsuyoshi Kawahara, Shunsuke Tanigawa, Kozue Sakao, De-Xing Hou
6-MSITC and 6-MTITC are sulforaphane (SFN) analogs found in Japanese Wasabi. As we reported previously, Wasabi isothiocyanates (ITCs) are activators of Nrf2-antioxidant response element pathway, and also inhibitors of pro-inflammatory cyclooxygenase-2. This study is the first to assess the global changes in transcript levels by Wasabi ITCs, comparing with SFN, in HepG2 cells. We performed comparative gene expression profiling by treating HepG2 cells with ITCs, followed by DNA microarray analyses using HG-U133 plus 2...
December 2, 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908499/a-strategy-to-modulate-the-electrophoretic-behavior-in-plastic-microchips-using-sodium-polystyrene-sulfonate
#3
Jinxiu Guo, Yu Chen, Lizhi Zhao, Ping Sun, Hongli Li, Lei Zhou, Xiayan Wang, Qiaosheng Pu
Plastic microchips have been broadly used as disposable microfluidic devices, but the poorly defined surface properties limit their application. Herein, we proved that an anionic polymer could be used as the background electrolyte (BGE) to provide a strong and stable cathodic electroosmotic flow (EOF) and modulate the electrophoretic behavior for efficient separation in relative thicker microchannels (∼75μm id). A cathodic EOF of ∼3.3×10(-4)cm(2)V(-1)s(-1) was maintained using sodium polystyrene sulfonate (PSSNa) with a molecular weight of 5×10(5) as the BGE, which ensured fluorescein isothiocyanate labeled biogenic amines (BAs) appeared ahead of other components in the electropherograms obtained with microchips of cyclic olefin copolymer...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908415/iodine-in-the-feed-of-cows-and-in-the-milk-with-a-view-to-the-consumer-s-iodine-supply
#4
Friedrich Schöne, Kathrin Spörl, Matthias Leiterer
Milk may be an iodine source for humans, but its magnitude depends on the iodine content of cow feed. The present investigation focused on the iodine level of feed and milk in German feeding practice in comparison with the results of previous milk monitoring and dose-response experiments with dairy cows. In 73 samples of straight feedstuffs (41 concentrates, 32 silages prepared from grass or green maize) and a total of 83 vitamin mineral premixes and compound feeds, respectively, the iodine content was determined and along with the expected daily iodine intake of cows...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904941/trpa1-substance-p-histamine-and-5-hydroxytryptamine-interact-in-an-interdependent-way-to-induce-nociception
#5
Luana Fischer, Maria Isabel Lavoranti, Mariana de Oliveira Borges, Alana Farias Miksza, Natalia Fantin Sardi, Bruno Jacson Martynhak, Claudia H Tambeli, Carlos Amílcar Parada
BACKGROUND: Although TRPA1, SP, histamine and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) have recognized contribution to nociceptive mechanisms, little is known about how they interact with each other to mediate inflammatory pain in vivo. In this study we evaluated whether TRPA1, SP, histamine and 5-HT interact, in an interdependent way, to induce nociception in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS: The subcutaneous injection of the TRPA1 agonist allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) into the rat's hind paw induced a dose-dependent and short lasting behavioral nociceptive response that was blocked by the co-administration of the TRPA1 antagonist, HC030031, or by the pretreatment with antisense ODN against TRPA1...
November 30, 2016: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903091/quantification-of-fitc-labelled-probiotic-lactobacillus-salivarius-dspv-001p-during-gastrointestinal-transit-in-broilers
#6
J E Blajman, D M Astesana, J A Zimmermann, E Rossler, A Romero Scharpen, A P Berisvil, M V Zbrun, L P Soto, M R Rosmini, L S Frizzo
The knowledge related to the fate of probiotics in the complex environment of the intestinal microbiota in broilers is just beginning to be elucidated; however, it is not yet well understood. A good method to investigate the mechanisms by which probiotics mediate their effects is to mark probiotic bacteria and trace them. The aim of this research was to develop a new method to estimate in vivo fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-labelled Lactobacillus salivarius DSPV 001P counts during passage through the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of broilers...
December 1, 2016: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902468/synthesis-of-a-cell-penetrating-peptide-modified-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-and-mri-detection-of-bladder-cancer
#7
Chen Ding, Kaijie Wu, Weiyi Wang, Zhenfeng Guan, Lei Wang, Xinyang Wang, Rong Wang, Li Liu, Jinhai Fan
Bladder cancer is the most common malignancy of the urinary tract for which the accurate measurement of minimal residual disease is critical to treatment and determining prognosis. Although cystoscope examination and voided urine cytology remain the current standard of care for detecting residual disease, these approaches are limited by mechanical trauma and lack sensitivity. To develop a new accurate noninvasive method, we developed a novel contrast agent where the surface of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles is functionalized with a bladder cancer-specific fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) labeled cell penetrating peptide (CPP)-polyarginine peptides (R11) for active targeting and imaging...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899696/selective-antagonism-of-trpa1-produces-limited-efficacy-in-models-of-inflammatory-and-neuropathic-induced-mechanical-hypersensitivity-in-rats
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Sonya G Lehto, Andy D Weyer, Beth D Youngblood, Maosheng Zhang, Ruoyuan Yin, Weiya Wang, Yohannes Teffera, Melanie Cooke, Cheryl L Stucky, Laurie Schenkel, Stephanie Geuns-Meyer, Bryan D Moyer, Kenneth D Wild, Narender R Gavva
The transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel has been implicated in pathophysiological processes that include asthma, cough, and inflammatory pain. Agonists of TRPA1 such as mustard oil and its key component allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) cause pain and neurogenic inflammation in humans and rodents, and TRPA1 antagonists have been reported to be effective in rodent models of pain. In our pursuit of TRPA1 antagonists as potential therapeutics, we generated AMG0902, a potent (IC90 of 300 nM against rat TRPA1), selective, brain penetrant (brain to plasma ratio of 0...
2016: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894924/antidepressant-like-effects-exerted-by-the-intranasal-administration-of-a-glucagon-like-peptide-2-derivative-containing-cell-penetrating-peptides-and-a-penetration-accelerating-sequence-in-mice
#9
Sachie Sasaki-Hamada, Ryuji Nakamura, Yusuke Nakao, Toshiki Akimoto, Emi Sanai, Mio Nagai, Michiko Horiguchi, Chikamasa Yamashita, Jun-Ichiro Oka
The intracerebroventicular (i.c.v.) administration of glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) to rodents was shown to have antidepressant-like effects in imipramine-resistant depression-model mice. In order to utilize GLP-2 as a clinical treatment tool for depression, we herein focused on the intranasal delivery that is non-invasive approach, because the i.c.v. administration is invasive and impractical. In the present study, we prepared a GLP-2 derivative containing cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) and a penetration accelerating sequence (PAS) (PAS-CPPs-GLP-2) for the intranasal (i...
November 25, 2016: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891634/sensitive-determination-of-sulfonamides-in-environmental-water-by-capillary-electrophoresis-coupled-with-both-silvering-detection-window-and-in-capillary-optical-fiber-light-emitting-diode-induced-fluorescence-detector
#10
Hongyun Ji, Yu Wu, Zhijuan Duan, Feng Yang, Hongyan Yuan, Dan Xiao
A new detector, silvering detection window and in-capillary optical fiber light-emitting diode-induced fluorescence detector (SDW-ICOF-LED-IFD), is introduced for capillary electrophoresis (CE). The strategy of the work was that half surface of the detection window was coated with silver mirror, which could reflect the undetected fluorescence to the photomultiplier tube to be detected, consequently enhancing the detection sensitivity. Sulfonamides (SAs) are important antibiotics that achieved great applications in many fields...
November 28, 2016: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889639/sulforaphane-is-a-nrf2-independent-inhibitor-of-mitochondrial-fission
#11
Gary B O'Mealey, William L Berry, Scott M Plafker
The KEAP1-Nrf2-ARE antioxidant system is a principal means by which cells respond to oxidative and xenobiotic stresses. Sulforaphane (SFN), an electrophilic isothiocyanate derived from cruciferous vegetables, activates the KEAP1-Nrf2-ARE pathway and has become a molecule-of-interest in the treatment of diseases in which chronic oxidative stress plays a major etiological role. We demonstrate here that the mitochondria of cultured, human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE-1) cells treated with SFN undergo hyperfusion that is independent of both Nrf2 and its cytoplasmic inhibitor KEAP1...
November 21, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885652/intercellular-translocation-of-molecules-via-plasmodesmata-in-the-multiseriate-filamentous-brown-alga-halopteris-congesta-sphacelariales-phaeophyceae
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Chikako Nagasato, Atsuko Tanaka, Toshiaki Ito, Christos Katsaros, Taizo Motomura
Despite the high number of studies on the fine structure of brown algal cells, only limited information is available on the intercelluar transportation of molecules via plasmodesmata in brown algae. In this study, plasmodesmatal permeability of Halopteris congesta was examined by observing the translocation of microinjected fluorescent tracers of different molecular sizes. The tip region of H. congesta consists of a cylindrical apical cell while the basal region is multiseriate. Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-dextran (FD; 3, 10, and 20 kDa) and recombinant green fluorescent protein (27 kDa) were injected into the apical cell and was observed to diffuse into the neighboring cells...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883018/cytotoxic-and-genotoxic-potential-of-food-borne-nitriles-in-a-liver-in-vitro-model
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Franziska Kupke, Corinna Herz, Franziska S Hanschen, Stefanie Platz, Grace A Odongo, Simone Helmig, María M Bartolomé Rodríguez, Monika Schreiner, Sascha Rohn, Evelyn Lamy
Isothiocyanates are the most intensively studied breakdown products of glucosinolates from Brassica plants and well recognized for their pleiotropic effects against cancer but also for their genotoxic potential. However, knowledge about the bioactivity of glucosinolate-borne nitriles in foods is very poor. As determined by GC-MS, broccoli glucosinolates mainly degrade to nitriles as breakdown products. The cytotoxicity of nitriles in human HepG2 cells and primary murine hepatocytes was marginal as compared to isothiocyanates...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882184/phosphorylation-of-osteopontin-has-proapoptotic-and-proinflammatory-effects-on-human-knee-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes
#14
Shu-Guang Gao, Yang Yu, Chao Zeng, Shi-Tao Lu, Jian Tian, Chao Cheng, Liang-Jun Li, Guang-Hua Lei
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of phosphorylated osteopontin (p-OPN) on apoptosis and pro-inflammatory cytokine expression in human knee osteoarthritis (OA) chondrocytes. Human knee OA chondrocytes obtained from patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty were treated with p-OPN, OPN or buffer. Reverse transcription quantitative-polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and western blot analysis were used to assess the expression levels of proinflammatory factors, including interleukin (IL)-1β, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, IL-6 and nuclear factor (NF)-κB...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881907/retinal-safety-of-intravitreal-rtpa-in-healthy-rats-and-under-excitotoxic-conditions
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Alejandra Daruich, Jérôme Parcq, Kimberley Delaunay, Marie-Christine Naud, Quentin Le Rouzic, Emilie Picard, Patricia Crisanti, Denis Vivien, Marianne Berdugo, Francine Behar-Cohen
PURPOSE: Intravitreal recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is used off-label for the surgical management of submacular hemorrhage, a severe complication of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. rtPA is approved for coronary and cerebral thrombolysis. However, in ischemic stroke rtPA is known to increase excitotoxic neural cell death by interacting with the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. We therefore investigated the retinal toxicity of rtPA in healthy rats and in a model of NMDA-induced retinal excitotoxicity...
2016: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881199/intestinal-permeability-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-and-measured-by-lactulose-rhamnose-and-mannitol-sugars-in-chickens
#16
S Gilani, G S Howarth, S M Kitessa, C D Tran, R E A Forder, R J Hughes
Increased intestinal permeability (IP) can lead to compromised health. Limited in vivo IP research has been conducted in chickens. The objectives of the current study were to develop a model of increased IP utilizing lipopolysaccharide (LPS Escherichia coli O55:B5) and to evaluate IP changes using the lactulose, mannitol and rhamnose (LMR) sugar permeability test. In addition, fluorescein isothiocyanate dextran (FITC-d), d-lactate, zonula occludens (ZO-1) and diamine oxidase (DAO) permeability tests were employed...
November 24, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880994/isothiocyanates-in-brassica-potential-anti-cancer-agents
#17
Sharma Anubhuti, Sharma Ashok, Yadav Prashant, Singh Dhiraj
Isothiocyanates are naturally occurring small molecules that are formed from glucosinolate precursors of cruciferous vegetables. Many isothiocyanates, both natural and synthetic, display anti-carcinogenic activity because they reduce activation of carcinogens and increase their detoxification. This minireview summarizes the current knowledge on isothiocyanates and focuses on their role as potential anti-cancer agents.
January 9, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879681/kuwanon-g-preserves-lps-induced-disruption-of-gut-epithelial-barrier-in-vitro
#18
Hengli Guo, Youhua Xu, Wei Huang, Hua Zhou, Zhaoguang Zheng, Yonghua Zhao, Bao He, Tingting Zhu, Shanshan Tang, Quan Zhu
Defects in the gut epithelial barrier have now been recognized to be responsible for diabetic endotoxemia. In everyday life, Mulberry leaf tea is widely used in Asian nations due to its proposed benefits to health and control of diabetes. Evidence indicates the potential role of Kuwanon G (KWG), a component from Morus alba L., on blocking the gut epithelial barrier. In lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-damaged Caco-2 cells, it was found that KWG increased the viability of cells in a concentration-dependent manner. KWG administration significantly elevated the anti-oxidant abilities via increasing ratio of superoxidase dismutase (SOD)/malondialdehyde (MDA) and decreasing reactive oxygen species (ROS) within the cells...
November 22, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876210/conditioned-medium-from-ls-174t-goblet-cells-treated-with-oxyresveratrol-strengthens-tight-junctions-in-caco-2-cells
#19
Dahyun Hwang, HyunA Jo, Seonwook Hwang, Jeong-Keun Kim, In-Ho Kim, Young-Hee Lim
BACKGROUND: Strengthening of intestinal tight junctions provides an effective barrier from the external environment. Goblet cell-derived trefoil factor 3 (TFF3) increases transepithelial resistance by upregulating the expression of tight junction proteins. Oxyresveratrol (OXY) is a hydroxyl-substituted stilbene found in the roots, leaves, stems, and fruit of many plants and known to have various biological activities. In this study, we investigated the strengthening effect of OXY on intestinal tight junctions through stimulation of TFF production in goblet cells...
November 18, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875296/the-n-terminal-ankyrin-repeat-domain-is-not-required-for-electrophile-and-heat-activation-of-the-purified-mosquito-trpa1-receptor
#20
Sabeen Survery, Lavanya Moparthi, Per Kjellbom, Edward D Högestätt, Peter M Zygmunt, Urban Johanson
Temperature sensors are crucial for animals to optimize living conditions. The temperature response of the ion channel transient receptor potential A1 (TRPA1) is intriguing, some orthologs have been reported to be activated by cold and others by heat, but the molecular mechanisms responsible for its activation remain elusive. Single-channel electrophysiological recordings of heterologously expressed and purified Anopheles gambiae TRPA1 (AgTRPA1), with and without the N-terminal ankyrin repeat domain, demonstrate that both proteins are functional as they responded to the electrophilic compounds allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) and cinnamaldehyde as well as heat...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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