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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802982/reducing-of-salivary-%C3%AE-amylase-inhibition-by-using-bovine-serum-albumin-and-calcium-chloride-for-forensic-saliva-screening
#1
Jun Ohta, Masako Ohmura
Inhibiting salivary α-amylase is a critical issue of forensic saliva identification using the catalytic method. This study aims to identify human α-amylase inhibitors in forensic saliva screening by using a blue starch amylase test and to measure the extent of enzyme inhibition. Thus, in order to demonstrate the presence of inhibitors, we prepared positively charged metal ion sources or chelators that were mixed into the saliva stains. The results of this study show that ferric chloride (FeCl3), magnesium chloride, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, and citric acid significantly decrease the α-amylase activity of saliva stains...
July 25, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801174/the-cerebral-collateral-circulation-relevance-to-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-stroke
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REVIEW
Myron D Ginsberg
The brain's collateral circulation consists of arterial anastomotic channels capable of providing nutrient perfusion to brain regions whose normal sources of flow have become compromised, as occurs in acute ischemic stroke. Modern CT-based neuroimaging is capable of providing detailed information as to collateral extent and sufficiency and is complemented by magnetic resonance-based methods. In the present era of standard-of-care IV thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke, and following the recent therapeutic successes of randomized clinical trials of acute endovascular intervention, the sufficiency of the collateral circulation has been convincingly established as a key factor influencing the likelihood of successful reperfusion and favorable clinical outcome...
August 8, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796948/identification-of-polyphenol-specific-innate-epitopes-originated-from-a-resveratrol-analogue
#3
Mai Furuhashi, Yukinori Hatasa, Sae Kawamura, Takahiro Shibata, Mitsugu Akagawa, Koji Uchida
Polyphenols have received significant attention in disease prevention due to their unique chemical and biological properties. However, the underlying molecular mechanism for their beneficial effects remains unclear. We have now identified a polyphenol as a source of innate epitopes detected in natural IgM and established a unique gain-of-function mechanism in the formation of innate epitopes by polyphenol via the polymerization of proteins. Upon incubation with bovine serum albumin (BSA) under physiological conditions, several polyphenols converted the protein into the innate epitopes recognized by the IgM antibodies...
August 10, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796799/differential-outcomes-of-zika-virus-infection-in-aedes-aegypti-orally-challenged-with-infectious-blood-meals-and-infectious-protein-meals
#4
Yan-Jang S Huang, Amy C Lyons, Wei-Wen Hsu, So Lee Park, Stephen Higgs, Dana L Vanlandingham
BACKGROUND: Infection of mosquitoes is an essential step for the transmission of mosquito-borne arboviruses in nature. Engorgement of infectious blood meals from viremic infected vertebrate hosts allows the entry of viruses and initiates infection of midgut epithelial cells. Historically, the infection process of arboviruses in mosquitoes has been studied through the engorgement of mosquitoes from viremic laboratory animals or from artificial feeders containing blood mixed with viruses harvested from cell cultures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793328/liver-tissue-fragments-obtained-from-males-are-the-most-promising-source-of-human-hepatocytes-for-cell-based-therapies-flow-cytometric-analysis-of-albumin-expression
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Karolina Ewa Zakrzewska, Anna Samluk, Agnieszka Wencel, Krzysztof Dudek, Dorota Genowefa Pijanowska, Krzysztof Dariusz Pluta
Cell-based therapies that could provide an alternative treatment for the end-stage liver disease require an adequate source of functional hepatocytes. There is little scientific evidence for the influence of patient's age, sex, and chemotherapy on the cell isolation efficiency and metabolic activity of the harvested hepatocytes. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether hepatocytes derived from different sources display differential viability and biosynthetic capacity. Liver cells were isolated from 41 different human tissue specimens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792091/the-combination-of-mir-122-overexpression-and-let-7f-silencing-induce-hepatic-differentiation-of-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells
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Nahid Davoodian, Abbas S Lotfi, Masoud Soleimani, Hori Ghaneialvar
Human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hADSCs) have been considered as a promising source for cell therapy of liver diseases due to their accessibility, abundance and expression of hepatocyte markers. Currently, the important role of certain microRNAs (miRNAs) has been reported during hepatic differentiation of stem cells. However, the combination effect of miRNAs on hepatic differentiation of these cells needs to be more investigated. The present study seeks to determine whether the combination of miRNAs can enhance hepatic differentiation of hADSCs in the absence of any other stimulation...
August 9, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729654/cryopreservation-protocol-for-human-biliary-tree-stem-progenitors-hepatic-and-pancreatic-precursors
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Lorenzo Nevi, Vincenzo Cardinale, Guido Carpino, Daniele Costantini, Sabina Di Matteo, Alfredo Cantafora, Fabio Melandro, Roberto Brunelli, Carlo Bastianelli, Camilla Aliberti, Marco Monti, Daniela Bosco, Pasquale Bartolomeo Berloco, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Lola Reid, Eugenio Gaudio, Domenico Alvaro
Human biliary tree stem/progenitor cells (hBTSCs) are being used for cell therapies of patients with liver cirrhosis. A cryopreservation method was established to optimize sourcing of hBTSCs for these clinical programs and that comprises serum-free Kubota's Medium (KM) supplemented with 10% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), 15% human serum albumin (HSA) and 0.1% hyaluronans. Cryopreserved versus freshly isolated hBTSCs were similar in vitro with respect to self-replication, stemness traits, and multipotency. They were able to differentiate to functional hepatocytes,cholangiocytes or pancreatic islets, yielding similar levels of secretion of albumin or of glucose-inducible levels of insulin...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728456/quillaja-saponaria-bark-saponin-protects-wistar-rats-against-ferrous-sulphate-induced-oxidative-and-inflammatory-liver-damage
#8
Mustafa Ahmed Abdel-Reheim, Basim Anwar Shehata Messiha, Ali Ahmed Abo-Saif
CONTEXT: Saponins from different sources are historically reported in Chinese medicine to possess many beneficial effects. However, insufficient experimental data are available regarding the hepatoprotective potential of Quillaja bark saponin. OBJECTIVE: The protective effect of Quillaja saponaria Molina (Quillajaceae) bark triterpenoid saponin against iron-induced hepatotoxicity is compared to the standard N-acetylcysteine in adult male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Animals were divided into (six) groups, namely a normal control, an N-acetylcysteine control (300 mg/kg/day, p...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726547/three-dimensional-bio-printing-of-hepatic-structures-with-direct-converted-hepatocyte-like-cells
#9
Kyojin Kang, Yohan Kim, Seung Bum Lee, Ji Sook Kim, Sua Park, Wan-Doo Kim, Heung-Mo Yang, Sung-Joo Kim, Jaemin Jeong, Dongho Choi
Three-dimensional (3D) bio-printing technology is a promising new technology in the field of bio-artificial organ generation with regard to overcoming the limitations of organ supply. The cell source for bio-printing is very important. Here, we generated 3D hepatic scaffold with mouse induced hepatocyte-like cells (miHeps), and investigated whether their function was improved after transplantation in vivo. To generate miHeps, mouse embryonic fibroblasts were transformed with pMX retroviruses individually expressing hepatic transcription factors Hnf4a and Foxa3...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689279/three-dimensional-culture-of-a-genetically-modified-hepatoma-cell-line-using-macroporous-gelatin-beads
#10
Jane Marie Tonello, Saori Kawashima, Kazuki Sato, Yoshinori Kawabe, Akira Ito, Masamichi Kamihira
Hepatoma cells are a candidate cell source for bio-artificial livers. However, they exhibit reduced liver functions compared with primary hepatocytes. In our previous study, genetically engineered mouse hepatoma cells were created by transduction with vectors mediating inducible overexpression of eight liver-enriched transcription factors. Upon the induction of the liver-enriched transcription factors transduced, the cells expressed both phenotypic and genotypic liver functions at high levels. In the present study, we performed three-dimensional culture of these cells using macroporous gelatin beads...
July 8, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677755/proteomic-analysis-and-comparison-of-intra%C3%A2-and-extracranial-cerebral-atherosclerosis-responses-to-hyperlipidemia-in-rabbits
#11
Zhi-Lan Tu, Bo Yu, Dong-Ya Huang, Rajeev Ojha, Shu-Kui Zhou, He-Di An, Rong Liu, Cui Du, Nan Shen, Jian-Hui Fu, Shuang-Xing Hou
The present study aimed to investigate protein expression levels of intra‑ and extracranial atherosclerosis in rabbits following administration of a high‑fat diet. Rabbits were randomly divided into control (group A; n=9) and high‑fat diet (group B; n=9) groups. At week 12, tissues were sectioned from the common carotid artery (CCA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA). Pathological analysis was performed. Differential protein expression levels were examined by 2‑D gel electrophoresis (2‑DE) and mass spectrometry (MS) analysis and validated by western blotting...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668213/increased-circulating-and-urinary-levels-of-soluble-tam-receptors-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#12
Peter Ochodnicky, Lionel Lattenist, Mohamed Ahdi, Jesper Kers, Melissa Uil, Nike Claessen, Jaklien C Leemans, Sandrine Florquin, Joost C M Meijers, Victor E A Gerdes, Joris J T H Roelofs
TAM receptors (Tyro3, Axl, and Mer) have been implicated in regulation of innate immunity. Circulating levels of TAM receptor soluble forms (sTyro3, sAxl, sMer) are related to autoimmune disorders. We investigated levels of TAM and their ligand protein S in patients with diabetes. Urinary and plasma levels of protein S, sTyro3, sAxl, and sMer were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 126 patients with diabetes assigned to a normoalbuminuric or macroalbuminuric (urinary albumin excretion <30 mg/24 hours and >300 mg/24 hours, respectively) study group and 18 healthy volunteers...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644630/expanding-the-therapeutic-potential-of-the-iron-chelator-deferasirox-in-the-development-of-aqueous-stable-ti-iv-anticancer-complexes
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Sergio A Loza-Rosas, Alexandra M Vázquez-Salgado, Kennett I Rivero, Lenny J Negrón, Yamixa Delgado, Josué A Benjamín-Rivera, Angel L Vázquez-Maldonado, Timothy B Parks, Charlene Munet-Colón, Arthur D Tinoco
The recent X-ray structure of titanium(IV)-bound human serum transferrin (STf) exhibiting citrate as a synergistic anion reveals a difference in Ti(IV) coordination versus iron(III), the metal endogenously delivered by the protein to cells. This finding enriches our bioinspired drug design strategy for Ti(IV)-based anticancer therapeutics, which applies a family of Fe(III) chelators termed chemical transferrin mimetic (cTfm) ligands to inhibit Fe bioavailability in cancer cells. Deferasirox, a drug used for iron overload disease, is a cTfm ligand that models STf coordination to Fe(III), favoring Fe(III) binding versus Ti(IV)...
July 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643881/virucides-in-apiculture-persistence-of-surrogate-enterovirus-under-simulated-field-conditions
#14
Jana Prodělalová, Hana Malenovská, Romana Moutelíková, Dalibor Titěra
BACKGROUND: Honeybee viruses were recognized among the most important factors leading to colony losses worldwide. Colony food and faeces were regarded as possible source of infectious viruses able to contaminate environment and equipment of apiaries. Thus, methods for elimination of viruses are required. No cell culture assay for testing the effect of disinfectants on honeybee viruses is available yet. Therefore, surrogate virus was employed for testing of iodophor- and peracetic acid-based disinfectants efficacy in combination with six organic contaminants at +6 °C and +22 °C...
June 23, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630706/effects-of-feeding-untreated-pasteurized-and-acidified-waste-milk-and-bunk-tank-milk-on-the-performance-serum-metabolic-profiles-immunity-and-intestinal-development-in-holstein-calves
#15
Yang Zou, Yajing Wang, Youfei Deng, Zhijun Cao, Shengli Li, Jiufeng Wang
BACKGROUND: The present experiment was performed to assess the effects of different sources of milk on the growth performance, serum metabolism, immunity, and intestinal development of calves. Eighty-four Holstein male neonatal calves were assigned to one of the following four treatment groups: those that received bunk tank milk (BTM), untreated waste milk (UWM), pasteurized waste milk (PWM), and acidified waste milk (AWM) for 21 d. RESULTS: Calves in the BTM and AWM groups consumed more starter (P < 0...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607507/urinary-lipidomics-evidence-for-multiple-sources-and-sexual-dimorphism-in-healthy-individuals
#16
J Graessler, C S Mehnert, K-M Schulte, S Bergmann, S Strauss, T D Bornstein, J Licinio, M-L Wong, A L Birkenfeld, S R Bornstein
Urinary lipidomics may add new valuable biomarkers to the diagnostic armamentarium for early detection of metabolic and kidney diseases. Sources and composition of urinary lipids in healthy individuals, however, have not been investigated in detail. Shotgun lipidomics was used to quantify lipidomic profiles in native urine samples from 16 individuals (eight men, eight women) collected in five fractions over 24 h. All probands were comprehensively characterized by urinary and clinical indices. The mean total urinary lipid concentration per sample was 0...
June 13, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603877/effects-of-moringa%C3%A2-oleifera-leaves-as-a-substitute-for-alfalfa-meal-on-nutrient-digestibility-growth-performance-carcass-trait-meat-quality-antioxidant-capacity-and-biochemical-parameters-of-rabbits
#17
B Sun, Y Zhang, M Ding, Q Xi, G Liu, Y Li, D Liu, X Chen
This contribution reports the effects of Moringa oleifera leaves (MOLs) meal on the growth performances, nutrient digestibility, carcass trait, meat quality, antioxidant capacity and biochemical parameters of growing New Zealand white rabbits. The MOL was substituted for alfalfa meal at levels of 0, 10%, 20% and 30% to obtain respective diets MOL0, MOL10, MOL20 and MOL30. Each treatment was replicated five times with 10 rabbits per replicate. Results showed the average daily weight gain (ADWG) and feed conversion ratio (FCR) of rabbits fed MOL20 diet were significantly better (p < 0...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597189/a-podocyte-view-of-membranous-nephropathy-from-heymann-nephritis-to-the-childhood-human-disease
#18
REVIEW
Pierre Ronco, Hanna Debiec
Membranous nephropathy (MN) is characterized by an accumulation of immune deposits on the subepithelial side of the glomerular basement membrane, which results in complement activation and proteinuria. Since 2002, several major antigens of the podocyte have been identified in human MN, the first one being neutral endopeptidase (NEP), the alloantigen involved in neonatal cases of MN that occur in newborns from NEP-deficient mothers. This discovery opened the field to the major advances that have occurred since then in the pathophysiology and treatment of MN...
August 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594924/multiple-extracellular-vesicle-types-in-peritoneal-dialysis-effluent-are-prominent-and-contain-known-biomarkers
#19
Lachlan James Pearson, I-Yanut Klaharn, Bussakorn Thongsawang, Wasin Manuprasert, Thunvarat Saejew, Poorichaya Somparn, Piyatida Chuengsaman, Talerngsak Kanjanabuch, Trairak Pisitkun
Peritoneal dialysis inevitability results in activation of inflammatory processes and its efficiency is highly variable between patients. An improved method to isolate biomarkers and study pathophysiological mechanisms in peritoneal dialysis effluent (PDE) is expected to be of much benefit for the development of this treatment approach and help with patient management. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are released as part of normal cellular processes. Their proteome is expected to reflect both type and health of their cell of origin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587287/a-routine-top-down-approach-to-analysis-of-the-human-serum-proteome
#20
Arlene M D'Silva, Jon A Hyett, Jens R Coorssen
Serum provides a rich source of potential biomarker proteoforms. One of the major obstacles in analysing serum proteomes is detecting lower abundance proteins owing to the presence of hyper-abundant species (e.g., serum albumin and immunoglobulins). Although depletion methods have been used to address this, these can lead to the concomitant removal of non-targeted protein species, and thus raise issues of specificity, reproducibility, and the capacity for meaningful quantitative analyses. Altering the native stoichiometry of the proteome components may thus yield a more complex series of issues than dealing directly with the inherent complexity of the sample...
June 6, 2017: Proteomes
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