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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166707/-establishment-of-myocardial-targeted-nanoparticles-and-preliminary-evaluation-of-its-effects-on-prevention-and-treatment-of-myocardial-injury
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Y Y Liu, C Wang, P F Luo, Z F Xia
Objective: To establish 3-{4-[2-hydroxyl-(1-methylethylamino) propoxy] phenyl} propionic acid cetylesters (PAC) modified nanoparticles, and preliminarily explore its cardiomyocyte-targeting function and protection effects on myocardium. Methods: (1) HL-1 myocardial cells were divided into cyanidin-3 (Cy3) marked non-targeted small interference RNA (Cy3-siNC) group and Cy3 marked small interference RNA designed for the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)-p65 gene (Cy3-si435) group according to the random number table, with 3 wells in each group...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166642/effect-of-calcium-infiltrated-hydroxyapatite-scaffolds-on-the-hematopoietic-fate-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Qinghao Zhang, Jörg C Gerlach, Eva Schmelzer, Ian Nettleship
Foamed hydroxyapatite offers a three-dimensional scaffold for the development of bone constructs, mimicking perfectly the in vivo bone structure. In vivo, calcium release at the surface is assumed to provide a locally increased gradient supporting the maintenance of the hematopoietic stem cells niche. We fabricated hydroxyapatite scaffolds with high surface calcium concentration by infiltration, and used human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) as a model to study the effects on hematopoietic lineage direction...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166559/dynamic-nature-of-thiolate-monolayer-in-au25-sr-18-nanoclusters
#3
Giovanni Salassa, Annelies Sels, Fabrizio Mancin, Thomas Burgi
Thiolate monolayer, protecting gold nanocluster, is the principal responsible of their chemical behavior and their interaction with the environment. Understanding the parameters that influence the sta-bility and reactivity of the monolayer will enable its precise and controlled functionalization. Here we present a protocol for the investigation of the monolayer reactivity in Au25(SR)18 based on MALDI mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy. Thiol ex-change reaction between cluster and thiol molecules has been inves-tigated showing how this reaction is affected by the thiol affinity for Au25...
November 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166498/evaluation-of-mean-platelet-volume-in-localized-scleroderma
#4
Anil Gulsel Bahali, Ozlem Su, Nazan Emiroglu, Fatma Pelin Cengiz, Mehmet Onur Kaya, Nahide Onsun
BACKGROUND: Localized scleroderma is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by sclerosis of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. Platelets play an important role in inflammation. Following activation, platelets rapidly release numerous mediators and cytokines, which contribute to inflammation. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether there was any relation between localized scleroderma and platelet parameters. METHODS: Forty-one patients with localized scleroderma were enrolled in the study...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166288/spirulina-platensis-affects-factors-involved-in-spermatogenesis-and-increases-ghrelin-receptors-in-testis-tissue-of-rats-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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O B B Esener, E Gurel-Gurevin, B Isbilen-Basok, F Yigit, T Bilal, A Altiner, N Yilmazer, E I Armutak
Ghrelin is a peptide hormone which plays important role in maintaining growth hormone release and energy homeostasis in vertebrates. Spirulina platensis (SP) has antioxidant and hypolipidemic effects due to its ingredients. In this study we aimed to investigate the effects of SP on the testicular structure and relation between ghrelin and testosterone in the testis of rats fed a high fat diet (HFD). Sixty four young adult male rats were used and divided to 8 equal groups. Experimental groups received addition of 10% cholesterol (CHL), 43% hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) and 3% SP alone or in combination to basal diet while the control group received only basal diet...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166008/porous-scaffolds-for-electrochemically-controlled-reversible-capture-and-release-of-ethylene
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Lukasz Mendecki, Michael Ko, Xiaoping Zhang, Zheng Meng, Katherine A Mirica
This Communication describes the use of porous coordination polymers (PCP) with integrated metal bis(dithiolene) units to achieve electrochemically controlled capture and release of ethylene in the solid state. Applying positive potential (+2.0 V) to these PCPs promotes ethylene capture, and subsequent dose of negative potential (-2.0 V) induces the release. These materials are resistant to poisoning by small reactive gases (CO and H2S) that may interact with embedded metallic sites.
November 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165472/intracellular-delivery-of-more-than-one-protein-with-spatio-temporal-control
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Miguel M Lino, Susana Simões, Sónia Pinho, Lino Ferreira
Transient, non-integrative modulation of cell function by intracellular delivery of proteins has high potential in cellular reprogramming, gene editing and therapeutic medicine applications. Unfortunately, the capacity to deliver multiple proteins intracellularly with temporal and spatial control has not been demonstrated. Here, we report a near infrared (NIR) laser-activatable nanomaterial that allows for precise control over the release of two proteins from a single nanomaterial. The nanomaterial is formed by gold nanorods (AuNRs) modified with single stranded DNA (ssDNA) to which complementary DNA-conjugated proteins are hybridized...
November 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165448/shedding-light-on-the-different-behavior-of-ionic-and-nonionic-surfactants-in-emulsion-polymerization-from-atomistic-simulations-to-experimental-observations
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Giulia Magi Meconi, Nicholas Ballard, José M Asua, Ronen Zangi
Although surfactants are known to play a vital role in polymerization reactions carried out in dispersed media, many aspects of their use are poorly understood, perhaps none more so than the vastly different action of ionic and nonionic surfactants in emulsion polymerization. In this work, we combine experimental measurements of emulsion polymerization of styrene with atomistic molecular dynamics simulations to better understand the behavior of surfactants at monomer/polymer-water interfaces. In a batch emulsion polymerization of styrene, the nonionic surfactant Disponil AFX 1080 leads to two nucleation periods, in contrast to the behavior observed for the ionic surfactant SDS...
November 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165378/effects-of-sediment-chemical-properties-on-phosphorus-release-rates-in-the-sediment-water-interface-of-the-steppe-wetlands
#9
Jing He, Derong Su, Shihai Lv, Zhaoyan Diao, Jingjie Xie, Yan Luo
Rising temperature causes a process of phosphorus release, which can be characterized well using phosphorus release rates (VP). The objective of the present study was to investigate the major factors affecting sediment phosphorus release rates through a wetland habitat simulation experiment. The results showed that the VP of different wetland sediments were different and changed with the order of W-R (river wetland) > W-L (lake wetland) > W-M (grassy marsh wetland) > W-A (reservoir wetland). The main driving factors which influenced sediment phosphorus flux velocity in the sediment-water interface were sediment B-SO₄(2-), B-MBN and A-MBP content...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165248/neuromodulatory-connectivity-defines-the-structure-of-a-behavioral-neural-network
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Feici Diao, Amicia D Elliott, Fengqiu Diao, Sarav Shah, Benjamin H White
Neural networks are typically defined by their synaptic connectivity, yet synaptic wiring diagrams often provide limited insight into network function. This is due partly to the importance of non-synaptic communication by neuromodulators, which can dynamically reconfigure circuit activity to alter its output. Here we systematically map the patterns of neuromodulatory connectivity in a network that governs a developmentally critical behavioral sequence in Drosophila. This sequence, which mediates pupal ecdysis, is governed by the serial release of several key factors, which act both somatically as hormones and within the brain as neuromodulators...
November 22, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165142/the-effect-of-exercise-intensity-on-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-memory-in-adolescents
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Yong Kyun Jeon, Chang Ho Ha
BACKGROUND: Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) seems to serve as an important regulatory mechanism in the growth and development of neurons in many areas of the brain.Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is related to neurogenesis and regulation of the BDNF gene and is involved in the growth and differentiation of neurons.Cortisol is released in response to stimuli such as psychological oppression, anxiety, and fear. Stress also induces changes in BDNF. The purpose of this study was thus to examine the effects of varying intensities of aerobic exercise on resting serum BDNF, IGF-1 concentrations, cortisol, and memory of adolescents...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165079/comparison-of-clobetasol-propionate-generics-using-simplified-in-vitro-bioequivalence-method-for-topical-drug-products
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Kelen Carine Costa Soares, Weidson Carlos de Souza, Leonardo de Souza Texeira, Marcilio Sergio Soares da Cunha-Filho, Guilherme Martins Gelfuso, Tais Gratieri
The aim of this paper is to propose a simple in vitro skin penetration experiment in which the drug is extracted from the whole skin piece as a test valid for formulation screening and optimization during development process, equivalence assessment during quality control or post-approval after changes to the product. Twelve clobetasol propionate (CP) formulations (six creams and six ointments) from the local market were used as a model to challenge the proposed methodology in comparison to in vitro skin penetration following tape-stripping for drug extraction...
November 20, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164864/treatment-of-aqueous-film-forming-foam-by-heat-activated-persulfate-under-conditions-representative-of-in-situ-chemical-oxidation
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Thomas A Bruton, David L Sedlak
Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been detected in an increasing number of water supplies. In many instances, the contamination is associated with the use of PFAS-containing aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) in firefighting activities. To investigate the potential for remediating AFFF contamination in groundwater with heat-activated persulfate, PFAS oxidation and the generation of transformation products was evaluated under well-controlled conditions. Fluorotelomer- and perfluoroalkyl sulfonamide-based polyfluorinated compounds were transformed to perfluorinated carboxylic acids, which underwent further degradation under acidic conditions produced after persulfate decomposed...
November 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164723/double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-the-effect-of-omalizumab-on-basophils-in-chronic-urticaria-patients
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Lukas Jörg, Tatjana Pecaric-Petkovic, Stephan Reichenbach, Michael Coslovsky, Odile Stalder, Werner Pichler, Oliver Hausmann
BACKGROUND: Omalizumab has been shown to be effective in treating chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). The reduction of FcεRI receptor density on the surface of basophils and mast cells is thought to play a major role in its effectiveness. We conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to investigate the mode of action of omalizumab in patients with antihistamine-resistant CSU. METHODS: Thirty patients were randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive either 300 mg omalizumab or placebo...
November 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164598/vitamin-c-modulates-glutamate-transport-and-nmda-receptor-function-in-the-retina
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Ivan Domith, Renato Socodato, Camila C Portugal, Andressa F Munis, Aline T Duarte-Silva, Roberto Paes-de-Carvalho
Vitamin C (in the reduced form ascorbate or in the oxidized form dehydroascorbate) is implicated in signaling events throughout the central nervous system (CNS). In the retina, a high-affinity transport system for ascorbate has been described and glutamatergic signaling has been reported to control ascorbate release. Here we investigated the modulatory role played by vitamin C upon glutamate uptake and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor activation in cultured retinal cells or in intact retinal tissue using biochemical and imaging techniques...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164232/mast-cell-derived-tryptase-in-geographic-atrophy
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D Scott McLeod, Imran Bhutto, Malia M Edwards, Manasee Gedam, Rajkumar Baldeosingh, Gerard A Lutty
Purpose: Our previous study demonstrated significantly more degranulating mast cells (MCs) in choroids from subjects with age-related macular degeneration compared to aged controls. This study examined the immunolocalization of tryptase, the most abundant MC secretory granule-derived serine protease, in aged control eyes and eyes with geographic atrophy (GA). Methods: Postmortem human eyes with and without GA were obtained from the National Disease Research Interchange...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164196/supramolecular-polymeric-biomaterials
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Joseph L Mann, Anthony C Yu, Gillie Agmon, Eric A Appel
Polymeric chains crosslinked through supramolecular interactions-directional and reversible non-covalent interactions-compose an emerging class of modular and tunable biomaterials. The choice of chemical moiety utilized in the crosslink affords different thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of association, which in turn illustrate the connectivity and dynamics of the system. These parameters, coupled with the choice of polymeric architecture, can then be engineered to control environmental responsiveness, viscoelasticity, and cargo diffusion profiles, yielding advanced biomaterials which demonstrate rapid shear-thinning, self-healing, and extended release...
November 22, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163881/displacement-and-hybridization-reactions-in-aptamer-functionalized-hydrogels-for-biomimetic-protein-release-and-signal-transduction
#18
Jinping Lai, Shihui Li, Xuechen Shi, James Coyne, Nan Zhao, Fengping Dong, Yingwei Mao, Yong Wang
A variety of hydrogels have been synthesized for controlling the release of signaling molecules in applications such as drug delivery and regenerative medicine. However, it remains challenging to synthesize hydrogels with the ability to control the release of signaling molecules sequentially or periodically under physiological conditions as living cells do in response to the variation of metabolism. The purpose of this work was to study a novel biomimetic hydrogel system with the ability of recapitulating the procedure of cellular signal transduction and controlling the sequential release of signaling molecules under physiological conditions...
November 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163548/emodin-alleviates-sodium-taurocholate-induced-pancreatic-acinar-cell-injury-via-microrna-30a-5p-mediated-inhibition-of-high-temperature-requirement-a-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-inflammatory-signaling
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Hong Xiang, Xufeng Tao, Shilin Xia, Jialin Qu, Huiyi Song, Jianjun Liu, Dong Shang
Pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease that is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality, and it can induce pancreatic necrosis that starts within pancreatic acinar cells in severe cases. Emodin, a pleiotropic natural product isolated from the Chinese herb Rheum palmatum L., has effective anti-inflammatory activities. In this paper, we investigated the protective effects and molecular mechanism of emodin against sodium taurocholate (STC)-induced pancreatic acinar cells injury in vitro and in vivo; and the results showed that emodin could significantly alleviate STC-induced pancreatic acinar cells injury through decreasing trypsin, amylase and the release of inflammatory factors (tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin-1β, and interleukin-6)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163540/local-high-dose-radiotherapy-induces-systemic-immunomodulating-effects-of-potential-therapeutic-relevance-in-oligometastatic-breast-cancer
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Elena Muraro, Carlo Furlan, Michele Avanzo, Debora Martorelli, Elisa Comaro, Aurora Rizzo, Damiana A Fae', Massimiliano Berretta, Loredana Militello, Alessandro Del Conte, Simon Spazzapan, Riccardo Dolcetti, Marco Trovo'
Local irradiation of cancer through radiotherapy can induce spontaneous regression of non-directly irradiated lesions, suggesting the involvement of systemic antitumor immune responses. In oligometastatic breast cancer (BC) patients, the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) favors the local control of treated lesions and may contribute to break local tolerance and release tumor-associated antigens (TAAs), improving host antitumor immunity. We performed a detailed immunomonitoring of BC patients undergoing SBRT to verify its ability to "switch on" the anti-tumor immunity both systemically, in peripheral blood, and locally, employing in vitro BC models...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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