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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634138/intracellular-and-transdermal-protein-delivery-mediated-by-non-covalent-interactions-with-a-synthetic-guanidine-rich-molecular-carrier
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Jungkyun Im, Sanket Das, Dongjun Jeong, Chang-Jin Kim, Hyun-Suk Lim, Ki Hean Kim, Sung-Kee Chung
The impermeability of the cell plasma membrane is one of the major barriers for protein transduction into mammalian cells, and it also limits the use of proteins as therapeutic agents. Protein transduction has usually been achieved based on certain invasive processes or cell penetrating peptides (CPP). Herein we report our study in which a synthetic guanidine-rich molecular carrier is used as a delivery vector for intracellular and transdermal delivery of proteins. First a sorbitol-based molecular carrier having 8 guanidine units (Sor-G8) was synthesized, and then was simply mixed with a cargo protein of varying sizes to form the non-covalent complex of carrier-cargo proteins...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629153/compositional-characteristics-and-in-vitro-evaluations-of-antioxidant-and-neuroprotective-properties-of-crude-extracts-of-fucoidan-prepared-from-compressional-puffing-pretreated-sargassum-crassifolium
#2
Wen-Ning Yang, Po-Wei Chen, Chun-Yung Huang
Fucoidan, a fucose-containing sulfated polysaccharide with diverse biological functions, is mainly recovered from brown algae. In this study, we utilized a compressional-puffing process (CPP) to pretreat Sargassum crassifolium (SC) and extracted fucoidans from SC by warm water. Three fucoidan extracts (SC1: puffing at 0 kg/cm²; SC2: puffing at 1.7 kg/cm²; and SC3: puffing at 6.3 kg/cm²) were obtained, and their composition, and antioxidant and neuroprotective activities were examined. The results suggest that CPP decreased the bulk density of algal samples, expanded the algal cellular structures, and eliminated the unpleasant algal odor...
June 18, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629088/encapsulation-of-methotrexate-and-cyclophosphamide-in-interpolymer-complexes-formed-between-poly-acrylic-acid-and-poly-ethylene-glycol-on-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-as-drug-delivery-systems
#3
Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi Azqhandi, Bahman Vasheghani Farahani, Nasibe Dehghani
By combining the advantage of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and interpolymer complexes, we synthesis a new carrier system consist of poly(acrylic acid)/poly(ethylene glycol)/carbon nanotube (PAA/PEG/CNT). Then, Methotrexate (MTX) and Cyclophosphamide (CPP) were loaded on PAA/PEG/CNT, and the physicochemical properties of nanoparticles characterized by Infrared spectroscopy (IR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). In the second part after efficiency determination of loaded drugs, in vitro drug release study was examined with ultra violet spectroscopy (UV) in pH=7...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627448/opiate-exposure-state-controls-dopamine-d3-receptor-and-cdk5-calcineurin-signaling-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-during-reward-and-withdrawal-aversion-memory-formation
#4
Laura G Rosen, Walter J Rushlow, Steven R Laviolette
The dopamine (DA) D3 receptor (D3R) is highly expressed in the basolateral nucleus of the amygdala (BLA), a neural region critical for processing opiate-related reward and withdrawal aversion-related memories. Functionally, D3R transmission is linked to downstream Cdk5 and calcineurin signaling, both of which regulate D3R activity states and play critical roles in memory-related synaptic plasticity. Previous evidence links D3R transmission to opiate-related memory processing, however little is known regarding how chronic opiate exposure may alter D3R-dependent memory mechanisms...
June 13, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626568/dual-targeted-peptide-conjugated-multifunctional-fluorescent-probe-with-aiegen-for-efficient-nucleus-specific-imaging-and-long-term-tracing-of-cancer-cells
#5
Yong Cheng, Chunli Sun, Xiaowen Ou, Bifeng Liu, Xiaoding Lou, Fan Xia
Precisely targeted transportation of a long-term tracing regent to a nucleus with low toxicity is one of the most challenging concerns in revealing cancer cell behaviors. Here, we report a dual-targeted peptide-conjugated multifunctional fluorescent probe (cNGR-CPP-NLS-RGD-PyTPE, TCNTP) with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) characteristic, for efficient nucleus-specific imaging and long-term and low-toxicity tracing of cancer cells. TCNTP mainly consists of two components: one is a functionalized combinatorial peptide (TCNT) containing two targeted peptides (cNGR and RGD), a cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) and a nuclear localization signal (NLS), which can specifically bind to a cell surface and effectively enter into the nucleus; the other one is an AIE-active tetraphenylethene derivative (PyTPE, a typical AIEgen) as fluorescence imaging reagent...
June 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625587/a-rabbit-model-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-by-ear-central-artery-suprasellar-cistern-shunt
#6
Jing Lu, Fuxiang Chen, Bing Cai, Fan Chen, Dezhi Kang
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is a life-threatening hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease. The concept of early brain injury (EBI), induced by sharply increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and low cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) with cerebral global ischemia following aneurysm rupture, has been increasingly accepted. However, EBI has not been well studied partly due to lack of an ideal animal model. The purpose of this study was to establish a new aSAH model which can mimic the pathophysiological damage of EBI...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625390/dopamine-protects-cerebral-autoregulation-and-prevents-hippocampal-necrosis-after-traumatic-brain-injury-via-block-of-erk-mapk-in-juvenile-pigs
#7
Victor Curvello, Hugh Hekierski, Philip Pastor, Monica S Vavilala, William M Armstead
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) contributes to morbidity in children, and more boys experience TBI. Cerebral autoregulation is impaired after TBI, contributing to poor outcome. Cerebral Perfusion Pressure (CPP) is often normalized by use of vasoactive agents to increase mean arterial pressure (MAP). In prior studies of newborn and juvenile pigs, vasoactive agent choice influenced outcome after TBI as a function of age and sex, with none protecting cerebral autoregulation in both ages and sexes. Dopamine (DA) prevents impairment of cerebral autoregulation in male and female newborn pigs via inhibition of upregulation of ERK mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) after fluid percussion injury (FPI)...
June 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625244/-establishment-of-porcine-model-of-prolonged-cardiac-arrest-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-electrically-induced-by-ventricular-fibrillation
#8
Cai Wen, Heng Li, Xiaozhu Zhai, Youde Ding, Huatao Zhou, Zhiming Ouyang, Zhengfei Yang, Longyuan Jiang, Wanchun Tang, Tao Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the optimal injury time point of cardiac arrest (CA) induced electrically, and establish a reproducible prolonged CA and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) model in pigs. METHODS: Forty healthy domestic male pigs were randomly divided into four groups, which were ventricular fibrillation (VF) 8, 10, 11, and 12 minutes groups, each group for 10 animals. In these groups, VF was induced by alternating current delivered to right ventricular endocardium and untreated for 8, 10, 11, and 12 minutes, respectively, followed by 6 minutes of CPR procedure...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625243/-experimental-study-on-effect-of-airway-pressure-on-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
#9
Dingyu Tan, Feng Sun, Yangyang Fu, Shihuan Shao, Yazhi Zhang, Yingying Hu, Jun Xu, Huadong Zhu, Xuezhong Yu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of different airway pressure on ventilation, organ perfusion and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) of cardiac arrest (CA) pigs during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and to explore the possible beneficial mechanism of positive airway pressure during CPR. METHODS: Twenty healthy landrace pigs of clean grade were divided into low airway pressure group (LP group, n = 10) and high airway pressure group (HP group, n = 10) with random number table...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624317/modulatory-effects-of-ampicillin-sulbactam-on-glial-glutamate-transporters-and-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-1-as-well-as-reinstatement-to-cocaine-seeking-behavior
#10
Alaa M Hammad, Fawaz Alasmari, Yusuf S Althobaiti, Youssef Sari
The glutamatergic system has an important role in cocaine-seeking behavior. Studies have reported that chronic exposure to cocaine induces downregulation of glutamate transporter-1 (GLT-1) and cystine/glutamate exchanger (xCT) in the central reward brain regions. Ceftriaxone, a β-lactam antibiotic, restored GLT-1 expression and consequently reduced cue-induced reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior. In this study, we investigated the reinstatement to cocaine (20mg/kg, i.p.) seeking behavior using a conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm in male alcohol-preferring (P) rats...
June 14, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624185/the-formation-of-nanoparticles-between-small-interfering-rna-and-amphipathic-cell-penetrating-peptides
#11
Ly Pärnaste, Piret Arukuusk, Kent Langel, Tanel Tenson, Ülo Langel
Cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) are delivery vectors widely used to aid the transport of biologically active cargoes to intracellular targets. These cargoes include small interfering RNAs (siRNA) that are not naturally internalized by cells. Elucidating the complexities behind the formation of CPP and cargo complexes is crucial for understanding the processes related to their delivery. In this study, we used modified analogs of the CPP transportan10 and investigated the binding properties of these CPPs to siRNA, the formation parameters of the CPP/siRNA complexes, and their stabiliy to enzymatic degradation...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622855/b-cell-cross-epitope-of-propionibacterium-acnes-and-actinobacillus-pleuropneumonia-selected-by-phage-display-library-can-efficiently-protect-from-actinobacillus-pleuropneumonia-infection
#12
Jianfang Liu, Qiuyue Ma, Feng Yang, Rining Zhu, Jingmin Gu, Changjiang Sun, Xin Feng, Chongtao Du, Paul R Langford, Wenyu Han, Junling Yang, Liancheng Lei
Contagious porcine pleuropneumonia (CPP), caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP), is a highly transmissible and fatal respiratory illness that causes tremendous economic losses for the pig breeding industry worldwide. Propionibacterium acnes (PA) has a strong cross-reaction with anti-APP1 and anti-APP5 serum and can efficiently prevent APP infection, which was fortuitously found in researching the differential gene between the different APP serotypes. There seems to be some natural cross-protection between PA and APP...
June 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622589/improving-outcomes-for-babies-and-toddlers-in-child-welfare-a-model-for-infant-mental-health-intervention-and-collaboration
#13
Susan Chinitz, Hazel Guzman, Ellen Amstutz, Joaniko Kohchi, Miriam Alkon
Children under three comprise a sizable and growing proportion of foster care placements. Very young children who enter the child welfare system experience disruptions of critical attachments that are essential to this formative stage of brain development, as well as other traumatic events, leaving them at great risk for lifelong impairments. To reverse these concerning outcomes, babies who have been removed from their homes require intensive, relationship-based interventions that promote secure attachment to a primary caregiver and holistic attention the child's developmental needs...
June 13, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621711/indigenous-probiotic-lactobacillus-isolates-presenting-antibiotic-like-activity-against-human-pathogenic-bacteria
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Debashis Halder, Manisha Mandal, Shiv Sekhar Chatterjee, Nishith Kumar Pal, Shyamapada Mandal
BACKGROUND: Indigenous lactic acid bacteria are well known probiotics having antibacterial activity against potentially pathogenic bacteria. This study aims to characterize the curd lactobacilli for their probiotic potentiality and antagonistic activity against clinical bacteria. METHODS: Four curd samples were processed microbiologically for the isolation of lactic acid bacteria (LAB). The LAB strains obtained were identified by conventional methods: cultural aspect, gram-staining, biochemical and sugar fermentation tests...
June 16, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619764/medicoeconomic-analysis-of-lobectomy-using-thoracoscopy-versus-thoracotomy-for-lung-cancer-a-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-lungsco01
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Pierre-Benoit Pagès, Halim Abou Hanna, Anne-Claire Bertaux, Ludwig Serge Serge Aho, Pierre Magdaleinat, Jean-Marc Baste, Marc Filaire, Richard de Latour, Jalal Assouad, François Tronc, Christophe Jayle, Jérome Mouroux, Pascal-Alexandre Thomas, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Charles-Henri Marty-Ané, Alain Bernard
INTRODUCTION: In the last decade, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has had a major effect on thoracic surgery. Retrospective series have reported benefits of VATS when compared with open thoracotomy in terms of postoperative pain, postoperative complications and length of hospital stay. However, no large randomised control trial has been conducted to assess the reality of the potential benefits of VATS lobectomy or its medicoeconomic impact...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614970/effect-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-drainage-on-brain-tissue-oxygenation-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#16
Omar S Akbik, Mark Krasberg, Edwin M Nemoto, Howard Yonas
The effectiveness of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage in lowering high intracranial pressure (ICP) is well established in severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, recently the use of external ventricular drains and intracranial pressure monitors in traumatic brain injury has come under question. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the effect of CSF drainage on brain tissue oxygenation (PbtO2). Using a multimodality monitoring system, we continuously monitored brain tissue oxygenation (PbtO2) and parenchymal ICP during CSF drainage events via a ventriculostomy in 40 patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614400/emphysema-in-active-farmer-s-lung-disease
#17
Thibaud Soumagne, Marie-Laure Chardon, Gaël Dournes, Lucie Laurent, Bruno Degano, François Laurent, Jean Charles Dalphin
BACKGROUND: Farmer's lung (FL) is a common type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It is often considered that fibrosis is the most frequent finding in chronic FL. Nevertheless, three cohort studies have suggested that some patients with chronic FL may develop emphysema. We aimed to evaluate the current prevalence of emphysema in active FL, to describe the radiological and functional features of emphysema in active FL, and to identify risk factors associated with emphysema in this population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613294/enzymatic-activation-of-cell-penetrating-peptides-in-self-assembled-nanostructures-triggers-fibre-to-micelle-morphological-transition
#18
Yejiao Shi, Yang Hu, Guy Ochbaum, Ran Lin, Ronit Bitton, Honggang Cui, Helena S Azevedo
We report here a proof-of-concept design of a multi-domain cell-penetrating peptide amphiphile (CPPA) which can self-assemble into fibrous nanostructures and transform into spherical micelles upon enzymatic degradation by matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) up-regulated in the tumour environment. Concomitant with this morphological transition, the cell-penetrating peptide (CPP), which was previously buried inside the CPPA fibers, could be presented on the surface of the CPPA micelles, enhancing their cell-penetrating ability...
June 14, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612521/could-modafinil-prevent-psychostimulant-addiction-an-experimental-study-in-rats
#19
Verônica Tironi Dias, Luciana Taschetto Vey, Higor Zuquetto Rosa, Lívia Ferraz D'avila, Raquel Cristine Silva Barcelos, Marilise Escobar Burger
Addiction is a serious health problem which leads to general social impairment. The period of adolescence plays a significant role in drug abuse liability. Psychostimulants, such as modafinil (MOD), are majorly used by teenagers seeking improvements in cognition, which contributes to its indiscriminate use. The present study aimed to investigate the influence of MOD (64 mg/kg by gavage, once a day) treatment during adolescence (PND 28-42) on amphetamine (AMPH, 4 mg/kg i.p.) conditioned place preference (CPP) in early adulthood (PND 60)...
June 14, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610651/increased-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-but-decreased-total-adiponectin-and-kisspeptin-in-central-precocious-puberty-compared-with-aged-matched-prepubertal-girls
#20
Chantacha Sitticharoon, Maynart Sukharomana, Supawadee Likitmaskul, Malika Churintaraphan, Pailin Maikaew
The aim of the present study was to compare serum leptin, kisspeptin, total adiponectin, high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin and neuropeptide Y (NPY) levels between girls with central precocious puberty (CPP; n=26, 7-9.5 years old) and age-matched controls (n=29) including or excluding obese girls. Leptin and NPY levels were comparable between CPP and control girls. Kisspeptin levels were lower in the CPP than control group, and were positively correlated with oestrogen in the control group and with systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the CPP group...
June 14, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
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