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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738659/sample-treatment-in-m%C3%A3-ssbauer-spectroscopy-for-protein-related-analyses-nondestructive-possibilities-to-look-inside-metal-containing-biosystems
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Alexander A Kamnev, Anna V Tugarova
In this review, the unique possibilities are considered of the (57)Fe transmission (TMS) and (57)Co emission (EMS) variants of Mössbauer (nuclear γ-resonance) spectroscopy as nondestructive techniques with minimal sample preparation/treatment and a significant analytical potential, with a focus on the analysis of cation-binding sites in metalloproteins. The techniques are shown to provide unique structural and quantitative information on the coordination microenvironment, the chemical state and transformations of the Mössbauer nuclides in sophisticated metal-containing proteins, including those within complicated supramolecular structures, and in microbial cells or tissues...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738651/recent-advances-in-sample-pre-treatment-for-emerging-methods-in-proteomic-analysis
#2
María Ramos-Payán, Juan A Ocaña-González, Rut M Fernández-Torres, Santiago Maspoch, Miguel Ángel Bello-López
The objective of proteomics is the study of proteins (including their structure elucidation, the characterization of their role in biochemical process, the detection and identification of anomalous modifications in their structures and behavior, etc.) from both a qualitative and quantitative point of view. These studies have to face several difficulties as (a) the intrinsic complexity of protein molecules, (b) the low concentrations of the studied proteins, (c) the complexity of the biological samples (which could lead to interferences from the components of these matrixes), etc...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738631/a-review-aptamer-based-analytical-strategies-using-the-nanomaterials-for-environmental-and-human-monitoring-of-toxic-heavy-metals
#3
REVIEW
Leila Farzin, Mojtaba Shamsipur, Shahab Sheibani
Recent developments in biotechnology offer the new methods for the sensitive detection of heavy metals based on the affinity and specificity of aptamers, as nucleic acid ligands selected from random sequence pools in vitro. Heavy metals have received considerable importance as the most toxic metallic pollutants which may cause serious environmental damages. They are classified as trace elements because of their presence in trace concentrations in various environmental matrices. Thus, the precise and sensitive methods to detect heavy metals are important to ensure human and environment safety...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738620/proteins-in-microbial-synthesis-of-selenium-nanoparticles
#4
Anna V Tugarova, Alexander A Kamnev
Biogenic formation of nano-sized particles composed of various materials (in particular, selenium) by live microorganisms is widespread in nature. This phenomenon has been increasingly attracting the attention of researchers over the last decade not only owing to a range of diverse applications of such nanoparticles (NPs) in nanobiotechnology, but also because of the specificity of methodologies and mechanisms of NPs formation related to "green synthesis". In this mini-review, recent data are discussed on the multifaceted role of proteins in the processes of microbial reduction of selenium oxyanions and the formation of Se NPs...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738588/maldi-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-imaging-mass-spectrometry-ims-of-skin-aspects-of-sample-preparation
#5
Cristiana Santos de Macedo, David M Anderson, Kevin L Schey
MALDI (matrix assisted laser desorption ionization) Imaging Mass Spectrometry (IMS) allows molecular analysis of biological materials making possible the identification and localization of molecules in tissues, and has been applied to address many questions on skin pathophysiology, as well as on studies about drug absorption and metabolism. Sample preparation for MALDI IMS is the most important part of the workflow, comprising specimen collection and preservation, tissue embedding, cryosectioning, washing, and matrix application...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738541/research-progress-on-osteoarthritis-treatment-mechanisms
#6
REVIEW
Yun-Yao Gu, Jian Chen, Zhu-Long Meng, Wan-Yu Ge, Yang-Yang Bian, Shao-Wen Cheng, Chen-Kun Xing, Jiang-Ling Yao, Jian Fu, Lei Peng
Osteoarthritis is a common disease and is frequently encountered in the older population; the incidence rises sharply with age. It is estimated that more than 360 million people suffer from OA. However, the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis remains unclear, and we cannot effectively prevent the progression of OA. The aim of this review was to explore the molecular markers and signaling pathways that induce chondrocyte apoptosis in OA. We searched, using the key words osteoarthritis, chondrocyte apoptosis, autophagy, endoplasmic reticulum stress, molecular targets, and biomarkers, in PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar from 1994 to 2017...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738540/regulatory-players-of-dna-damage-repair-mechanisms-role-in-cancer-chemoresistance
#7
REVIEW
Kunnathur Murugesan Sakthivel, Sreedharan Hariharan
DNA damaging agents are most common in chemotherapeutic molecules that act against cancer. However, cancer cells possess inherent biological features to overcome DNA damages by activating various distinct repair mechanisms and pathways. Importantly, various oncogenes, cancer stem cells (CSCs), hypoxic environment, transcription factors and bystander signaling that are activated in the cancer cells influence DNA repair, thereby effectively repairing the DNA damage. Repaired cancer cells often become more resistance to further therapy and results in disease recurrence...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738520/dissolving-microneedles-for-transdermal-drug-delivery-advances-and-challenges
#8
REVIEW
Kevin Ita
Over the last number of years, a significant body of evidence has shown the benefit of using dissolving microneedles (DMNs) for transdermal drug delivery. These devices are prepared from a wide range of materials such as sugars and polymers. DMNs are mainly fabricated by micromolding, photopolymerization, drawing lithography and droplet-airborne blowing. In this review, we have focused on the advances made in the field in recent years using a representative set of studies. Although the list of studies is not exhaustive, they highlight the challenges encountered such as the need to increase mechanical strength as well as medication dose while ensuring fast release of the active ingredient...
July 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738519/magnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-novel-and-efficient-tools-for-atherosclerosis-diagnosis
#9
REVIEW
María Gabriela Montiel Schneider, Verónica Leticia Lassalle
Cardiovascular complications derivate from atherosclerosis are the main cause of death in western world. An early detection of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques is primordial for a better care of patients suffering the pathology. In this context nanotechnology has emerged as a promising tool to achieve this goal. Nanoparticles based on magnetic iron oxide (MNPs) have been extensively studied in cardiovascular diseases diagnosis, as well as in the treatment and diagnostic of other pathologies. The present review aims to describe and analyze the most current literature regarding to this topic, offering the level of detail required to reproduce the experimental tasks providing a critical input of the latest available reports...
July 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738513/mitigation-of-nonpoint-source-pollution-in-rural-areas-from-control-to-synergies-of-multi-ecosystem-services
#10
Yonghong Wu, Junzhuo Liu, Renfang Shen, Bojie Fu
Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution produced by human activities in rural areas has induced excessive nutrient input into surface waters and the decline of water quality. The essence of NPS pollution is the transport of nutrients between soil and water. Traditional NPS pollution control strategies, however, are mainly based on the solid and liquid phases, with little focus on the bio-phase between water and soil. The pollutants produced from NPS can be regarded as a resource if recycled or reused in an appropriate way in the agricultural ecosystem...
July 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738488/-pathological-features-at-autopsy-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#11
H Wang, F Fang, K Chai, Y Y Li, Y Luo, D G Liu, D P Liu, J F Yang
Objective: To analyze the cardiac pathological features of elderly coronary artery disease (CAD) patients (60 years and over) and evaluate the pathological features at autopsy and risk factors of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Methods: Data from 471 elderly patients (aged from 60 to 100 years old) with CAD confirmed by autopsy hospitalized in our hospital from April 1969 to October 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into 2 groups: AMI group(n=128) with AMI as the primary cause of death and the rest served as control group(n=343)...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738480/-epidemiological-study-of-sleep-disorder-in-the-elderly
#12
Y Tian, L M Li
As a common health problem in modern society, sleep disorder have a high incidence in the elderly population, which seriously affect the quality of life and physical and mental health of the elderly, and can even aggravate to cause diseases. This review summarizes main research findings in the field of sleep disorder during the past 20 years, describes the sleeping characteristics of elderly, the epidemiological distribution of sleep disorder and possible influencing factors, and finally suggests appropriate measures for the prevention of sleep disorder...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738479/-risk-of-bias-assessment-1-overview
#13
Z R Yang, F Sun, S Y Zhan
This paper reviews the concept of risk of bias, followed by demonstrating why assessment of risk of bias in systematic reviews should be different from that of quality of evidence, methodological quality, reporting quality, precision, and external validity. We also discuss the recent development of tools for risk of bias assessment, the problems with the tools themselves, and the challenges in using these tools. This review may help systematic reviewers understand risk of bias assessment and the use of assessment tools...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738477/-meta-analysis-on-influence-of-psychological-nursing-on-quality-of-life-of-aids-patients
#14
Q Liu, R Zhao, Q Wu, G H Zhuang
Objective: To evaluate the effect of psychological nursing intervention on the quality of life of AIDS patients. Methods: The experimental studies about the influence of psychological nursing intervention on the quality of life of AIDS patients were systematically retrieved in the following databases: PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Chinese biomedical literature database (CBM), China journal full text database (CNKI), Wanfang database and VIP Chinese science and technology periodical database (VIP)...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738450/the-effect-of-pressure-on-organic-reactions-in-fluids-a-new-theoretical-perspective
#15
REVIEW
Bo Chen, Roald Hoffmann, Roberto Cammi
This Review brings a new perspective to the study of chemical reactions in compressed fluid media. We begin by reviewing the substantial insight gained from more than 50 years of experimental studies on organic reactions in solution under pressure. These led to a proper estimation of the critical roles of volume of activation (Δ(≠) V) and reaction volume (ΔV) in understanding pressure effect on rates and equilibria of organic reactions. A recently developed computational method, the XP-PCM (extreme pressure polarizable continuum model) method, capable of carrying out quantum mechanical calculations of reaction pathways of molecules under pressure, is introduced...
July 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738446/single-stage-versus-two-stage-arteriovenous-loop-microsurgical-reconstruction-a-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
#16
REVIEW
Rebecca Knackstedt, Rachel Aliotta, James Gatherwright, Risal Djohan, Brian Gastman, Graham Schwarz, Mark Hendrickson, Raffi Gurunluoglu
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous (AV) loops can be utilized in a single- or two-stage approach in free flap reconstruction when proper vessels are not available. However, there exists no consensus on which method leads to superior microsurgical and patient outcomes. The purpose of this article was to review single- versus two-stage AV loops utilized in free flap reconstruction with a focus on complications and overall outcomes. METHODS: A systematic review of AV loops for autologous free tissue transfer was conducted...
July 24, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738443/urethral-injection-therapy-for-urinary-incontinence-in-women
#17
REVIEW
Vivienne Kirchin, Tobias Page, Phil E Keegan, Kofi Om Atiemo, June D Cody, Samuel McClinton, Patricia Aluko
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence imposes a significant health and economic burden to society. Periurethral or transurethral injection of bulking agents is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used as one the surgical treatments of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in adult women. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of periurethral or transurethral injection therapy on the cure or improvement of urinary incontinence in women. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Incontinence Group Specialised Trials Register (searched 8 November 2010) and the reference lists of relevant articles...
July 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738421/cardiovascular-disease-among-transgender-adults-receiving-hormone-therapy-a-narrative-review
#18
Carl G Streed, Omar Harfouch, Francoise Marvel, Roger S Blumenthal, Seth S Martin, Monica Mukherjee
Recent reports estimate that 0.6% of adults in the United States, or approximately 1.4 million persons, identify as transgender. Despite gains in rights and media attention, the reality is that transgender persons experience health disparities, and a dearth of research and evidence-based guidelines remains regarding their specific health needs. The lack of research to characterize cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors in transgender populations receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) limits appropriate primary and specialty care...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738403/developing-consensus-based-priority-outcome-domains-for-trials-in-kidney-transplantation-a-multinational-delphi-survey-with-patients-caregivers-and-health-professionals
#19
Bénédicte Sautenet, Allison Tong, Karine E Manera, Jeremy R Chapman, Anthony N Warrens, David Rosenbloom, Germaine Wong, John Gill, Klemens Budde, Lionel Rostaing, Lorna Marson, Michelle A Josephson, Peter P Reese, Timothy L Pruett, Camilla S Hanson, Donal O'Donoghue, Helen Tam-Tham, Jean-Michel Halimi, Jenny I Shen, John Kanellis, John D Scandling, Kirsten Howard, Martin Howell, Nick Cross, Nicole Evangelidis, Philip Masson, Rainer Oberbauer, Samuel Fung, Shilpa Jesudason, Simon Knight, Sreedhar Mandayam, Stephen P McDonald, Steve Chadban, Tasleem Rajan, Jonathan C Craig
BACKGROUND: Inconsistencies in outcome reporting and frequent omission of patient-centered outcomes can diminish the value of trials in treatment decision making. We identified critically important outcome domains in kidney transplantation based on the shared priorities of patients/caregivers and health professionals. METHODS: In a 3-round Delphi survey, patients/caregivers and health professionals rated the importance of outcome domains for trials in kidney transplantation on a 9-point Likert scale and provided comments...
August 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738399/use-of-smartphones-for-clinical-and-medical-education
#20
Jazmine Valle, Tyler Godby, David P Paul, Harlan Smith, Alberto Coustasse
Smartphone use in clinical settings and in medical education has been on the rise, benefiting both health care and health care providers. Studies have shown, however, that some health care facilities and providers are reluctant to switch to smartphones due to the threat of mixing personal apps with clinical care applications and the possibility that distraction created by smartphone use could lead to medication errors and errors linked to procedures, treatments, or tests. The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of smartphones in a clinical setting and for medical education, to determine their overall impact...
July 2017: Health Care Manager
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