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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738195/proteomic-and-genetics-insights-on-the-response-of-the-bacteriocinogenic-lactobacillus-sakei-crl1862-during-biofilm-formation-on-stainless-steel-surface-at-10%C3%A2-c
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Mariana Pérez-Ibarreche, Lucía M Mendoza, Graciela Vignolo, Silvina Fadda
Some lactic acid bacteria have the ability to form biofilms on food-industry surfaces and this property could be used to control food pathogens colonization. Lactobacillus sakei CR1862 was selected considering its bacteriocinogenic nature and ability to adhere to abiotic surfaces at low temperatures. In this study, the proteome of L. sakei CRL1862 grown either under biofilm on stainless steel surface and planktonic modes of growth at 10°C, was investigated. Using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, 29 out of 43 statistically significant spots were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733543/the-role-of-adrenomedullin-in-the-pathogenesis-of-gastric-cancer
#2
Fuhao Qiao, Jian Fang, Jinfeng Xu, Wenqiu Zhao, Ying Ni, Bufugdi Andreas Akuo, Wei Zhang, Yun Liu, Fangfang Ding, Guanlin Li, Baoguo Liu, Hua Wang, Shihe Shao
Adrenomedullin has been shown to be overexpressed in many tumors, including gastric cancer tumors; however, its mechanism of action remains unclear. In this study, we examined the role of adrenomedullin in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer. Using clinical specimens and immunohistochemistry, we found that the expression levels of adrenomedullin and its receptors are inordinately elevated as compared to the adjacent non-tumor gastric tissues. We used siRNA gene silencing, in BGC-823 gastric cancer cell lines, to target adrenomedullin genes, and found that increased adrenomedullin expression results in the proliferation of tumor cells, tumor invasion, and metastasis...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731112/carrier-free-self-assembled-pure-drug-nanorods-composed-of-10-hydroxycamptothecin-and-chlorin-e6-for-combinatorial-chemo-photodynamic-antitumor-therapy-in-vivo
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Yan Wen, Wei Zhang, Ningqiang Gong, Yi-Feng Wang, Hong-Bo Guo, Weisheng Guo, Paul C Wang, Xing-Jie Liang
Carrier-free nanodrugs formulated from the supramolecular self-assembly of pure drug molecules have emerged as an innovative and promising strategy for tumor therapy. We report herein a new and simple method to directly assemble a small hydrophobic anticancer drug, 10-hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT), with a photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) to form stable, discrete nanorods (NRs), which not only circumvent the extreme hydrophobicity of HCPT but also incorporate two different modalities into one delivery system for combination therapy...
July 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728184/multi-spectral-imaging-of-circumscribed-choroidal-hemangioma-introduction
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Nicola Y Gan, Cheryl Zimmer, Wai-Ching Lam
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To illustrate the features of a circumscribed choroidal hemangioma (CCH) using Annidis RHA multi-spectral imaging (MSI) technology (Annidis Corporation, Ottawa, Canada). This novel imaging technique uses non-overlapping, narrow-band LED light sources ranging from 520 nm to 940 nm to create a monochromatic series of en face fundus images and oxy/deoxyhemoglobin contrasted maps of the retina and choroid. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Annidis RHA MSI images were taken of a 67-year-old Chinese male with CCH...
July 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721521/expression-patterns-of-the-native-shrunken-2-promoter-in-sorghum-bicolor-visualised-through-use-of-the-gfp-reporter-gene
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Kyle C Lamont, Stephen R Mudge, Guoquan Liu, Ian D Godwin
The AGPase large subunit (shrunken-2) promoter was demonstrated to be active in the placentochalaza and endosperm of developing grain as well as the root tips in transgenic sorghum. The temporal and spatial expression patterns of the Sorghum bicolor Shrunken-2 (Sh2) promoter were evaluated using the green fluorescence protein reporter gene (gfp) in transgenic sorghum, within the context of upregulating starch biosynthesis in the developing grain. GFP fluorescence was analysed throughout development in various tissue types using confocal laser scanning microscopy techniques...
July 18, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717582/in-vivo-multiphoton-imaging-of-a-diverse-array-of-fluorophores-to-investigate-deep-neurovascular-structure
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David R Miller, Ahmed M Hassan, Jeremy W Jarrett, Flor A Medina, Evan P Perillo, Kristen Hagan, S M Shams Kazmi, Taylor A Clark, Colin T Sullender, Theresa A Jones, Boris V Zemelman, Andrew K Dunn
We perform high-resolution, non-invasive, in vivo deep-tissue imaging of the mouse neocortex using multiphoton microscopy with a high repetition rate optical parametric amplifier laser source tunable between λ=1,100 and 1,400 nm. By combining the high repetition rate (511 kHz) and high pulse energy (400 nJ) of our amplifier laser system, we demonstrate imaging of vasculature labeled with Texas Red and Indocyanine Green, and neurons expressing tdTomato and yellow fluorescent protein. We measure the blood flow speed of a single capillary at a depth of 1...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716189/prediction-of-streptococcus-uberis-clinical-mastitis-risk-using-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms-in-dairy-herds
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Simon C Archer, Andrew J Bradley, Selin Cooper, Peers L Davies, Martin J Green
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the risk of Streptococcus uberis clinical mastitis at cow level could be predicted from the historical presence of specific strains of S. uberis on dairy farms. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry was used to identify S. uberis isolates potentially capable of contagious transmission. Data were available from 10,652 cows from 52 English and Welsh dairy farms over a 14 month period, and 521 isolates of S. uberis from clinical mastitis cases were available for analysis...
September 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715402/fluorescent-dye-labeling-of-erythrocytes-and-leukocytes-for-studying-the-flow-dynamics-in-mouse-retinal-circulation
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Rupesh Agrawal, Praveen Kumar Balne, Sai Bo Bo Tun, Yeo Sia Wey, Neha Khandelwal, Veluchamy A Barathi
The retinal and choroidal blood flow dynamics may provide insight into the pathophysiology and sequelae of various ocular diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other ocular inflammatory conditions. It may also help to monitor the therapeutic responses in the eye. The proper labeling of the blood cells, coupled with live-cell imaging of the labeled cells, allows for the investigation of the flow dynamics in the retinal and choroidal circulation. Here, we describe the standardized protocols of 1...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710483/near-infrared-induced-phase-shifted-icg-fe3o4-loaded-plga-nanoparticles-for-photothermal-tumor-ablation
#9
Chengcheng Niu, Yan Xu, Senbo An, Ming Zhang, Yihe Hu, Long Wang, Qinghai Peng
Near-infrared (NIR) laser-induced photothermal therapy (PTT) uses a photothermal agent to convert optical energy into thermal energy and has great potential as an effective local, minimally invasive treatment modality for killing cancer cells. To improve the efficacy of PTT, we developed poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) encapsulating superparamagnetic iron oxide (Fe3O4), indocyanine green (ICG), and perfluoropentane (PFP) as synergistic agents for NIR laser-induced PTT. We fabricated a novel type of phase-shifting fluorescent magnetic NPs, Fe3O4/ICG@PLGA/PFP NPs, that effectively produce heat in response to NIR laser irradiation for an enhanced thermal ablation effect and a phase-shift thermoelastic expansion effect, and thus, can be used as a photothermal agent...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710398/unique-adjustable-uc-luminescence-pattern-and-directional-radiation-of-peculiar-shaped-nayf4-yb-3-er-3-microcrystal-particle
#10
Qingyan Han, Chengyun Zhang, Chi Wang, Zhaojin Wang, Caixia Li, Wei Gao, Jun Dong, Enjie He, Zhenglong Zhang, Hairong Zheng
A new design of peculiar-shaped β-NaYF4: 20% Yb(3+)/2% Er(3+) hexagonal microcrystal (PSβHM) is proposed and its upconversion (UC) luminescence with adjustable color pattern is studied with near infrared excitation. Flower-like green UC luminescence emission pattern from blooming to withering process and intensive directional red emission are achieved by simply adjusting the focal point position of the excitation light. The mechanism that determines the unique UC luminescence phenomena are investigated systematically...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700132/non-invasive-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-and-needle-guidance-using-clinical-handheld-photoacoustic-imaging-system-in-small-animal
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Kathyayini Sivasubramanian, Vijitha Periyasamy, Manojit Pramanik
Translating photoacoustic imaging into clinical setup is a challenge. Handheld clinical real-time photoacoustic imaging systems are not common. In this work, we report an integrated photoacoustic and clinical ultrasound imaging system by combining light delivery with the ultrasound probe for sentinel lymph node imaging and needle guidance in small animal. The open access clinical ultrasound platform allows seamless integration of photoacoustic imaging resulting in the development of handheld real-time photoacoustic imaging probe...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699660/binding-of-indocyanine-green-in-polycaprolactone-fibers-using-blend-electrospinning-for-in-vivo-laser-assisted-vascular-anastomosis
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Annemarie Schönfeld, Zacharia Mbäıdjol Kabra, Mihai Constantinescu, Dieter Bosshardt, Michael H Stoffel, Kirsten Peters, Martin Frenz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The clinical application of laser-assisted vascular anastomosis is afflicted by unreliable and low bonding strengths as well as tedious handling during microvascular surgery. The challenge to be met arises from the flow-off of the chromophore during soldering that changes the absorption and stains the surrounding tissue, leading to an uncontrollable thermal damage zone. In this study, we investigated the feasibility to produce an indocyanine green (ICG)-loaded patch by electrospinning and tested its applicability to both in vitro and in vivo microvascular laser soldering...
July 12, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696173/multimodal-imaging-in-anterior-uveitis
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Jay Siak, Padmamalini Mahendradas, Soon-Phaik Chee
Anterior uveitis is the most common group of uveitis worldwide, with a diverse spectrum ranging from autoimmune and infectious to masquerade etiologies. Elucidation of the underlying etiology may be challenging, but it remains important, especially for recurrent uveitis. Multimodal imaging has improved our understanding and management of many posterior uveitis and panuveitis. Similarly, a wide variety of anterior segment ophthalmic imaging techniques are available to allow the monitoring of the structural changes that may develop during anterior uveitis...
June 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692854/laser-induced-ultrasonic-waveform-derivation-and-transition-from-a-point-to-a-homogeneous-illumination-of-a-plate
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Jernej Laloš, Matija Jezeršek, Rok Petkovšek, Tomaž Požar
Ultrasound modeling, being an established practice, is used to study the fundamentals of light-matter interactions. Although much has been published on the matter, pressure and thermal expansion induction mechanisms in laser ultrasonics have rarely been combined, as they should, in a single ultrasonic source while the effects of its size variation have only been shown to a limited extent. In the paper, we unite these light-matter interaction mechanisms, with inclusion of lateral optical forces, into a single laser-stimulated source as it is observed in nature...
November 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683540/composition-tunable-optical-properties-of-zn-x-cd-1%C3%A2-%C3%A2-x-s-quantum-dot-carboxymethylcellulose-conjugates-towards-one-pot-green-synthesis-of-multifunctional-nanoplatforms-for-biomedical-and-environmental-applications
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Alexandra A P Mansur, Herman S Mansur, Anderson J Caires, Rafael L Mansur, Luiz C Oliveira
Quantum dots (QDs) are colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals with unique properties that can be engineered by controlling the nanoparticle size and chemical composition by doping and alloying strategies. However, due to their potential toxicity, augmenting their biocompatibility is yet a challenge for expanding to several biomedical and environmentally friendly applications. Thus, the main goal of this study was to develop composition-tunable and biocompatible Zn x Cd1 - x S QDs using carboxymethylcellulose polysaccharide as direct capping ligand via green colloidal aqueous route at neutral pH and at room temperature for potential biomedical and environmental applications...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681513/enhanced-green-emissions-of-er-3-yb-3-co-doped-gd2-moo4-3-by-co-excited-up-conversion-processes
#16
Haoyue Hao, Hongyu Lu, Guanghong Ao, Yinglin Song, Yuxiao Wang, Xueru Zhang
Improving the emission from rare earth ions doped materials is of great importance to broaden their application in bio-imaging, photovoltaics and temperature sensing. The green emissions of Gd2 (MoO4 )3 :Er(3+) /Yb(3+) powder upon co-excitation with 980 and 808 nm lasers were investigated in this paper. Distinct enhancement of green emissions was observed compared with single laser excitation. Based on the energy level structure of Er(3+) , the enhancement mechanism was discussed. Moreover, the result of temperature-dependent enhancement revealed that the enhancement factor reached its maximum (2...
July 6, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677822/spectroscopic-characterization-of-oral-epithelial-dysplasia-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-using-multiphoton-autofluorescence-micro-spectroscopy
#17
Rahul Pal, Kert Edward, Liang Ma, Suimin Qiu, Gracie Vargas
OBJECTIVE: Multiphoton autofluorescence microscopy (MPAM) has shown potential in identifying features that are directly related to tissue microstructural and biochemical changes throughout epithelial neoplasia. In this study, we evaluate the autofluorescence spectral characteristics of neoplastic epithelium in dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) using multiphoton autofluorescence spectroscopy (MPAS) in an in vivo hamster model of oral neoplasia in order to identify unique signatures that could be used to delineate normal oral mucosa from neoplasia...
July 5, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676089/effects-of-silica-nanoparticle-exposure-on-mitochondrial-function-during-neuronal-differentiation
#18
Angélique D Ducray, Andrea Felser, Jana Zielinski, Aniela Bittner, Julia V Bürgi, Jean-Marc Nuoffer, Martin Frenz, Meike Mevissen
BACKGROUND: Nanomedicine offers a promising tool for therapies of brain diseases, but potential effects on neuronal health and neuronal differentiation need to be investigated to assess potential risks. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of silica-indocyanine green/poly (ε-caprolactone) nanoparticles (PCL-NPs) engineered for laser tissue soldering in the brain before and during differentiation of SH-SY5Y cells. Considering adaptations in mitochondrial homeostasis during neuronal differentiation, metabolic effects of PCL-NP exposure before and during neuronal differentiation were studied...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673266/ultra-widefield-fundus-imaging-in-gas-filled-eyes-after-vitrectomy
#19
Makoto Inoue, Takashi Koto, Kazunari Hirota, Akito Hirakata
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the quality of the images obtained by an ultra-widefield device in gas-filled eyes after vitrectomy for a retinal detachment. METHODS: Retrospective case series. The ultra-widefield scanning laser ophthalmoscopic images (Optos 200Tx imaging system) of 40 eyes that were gas-filled with 40 to 90% of the vitreous cavity after vitrectomy for a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment were studied. The rates of detecting the rates of reattachments and the causative retinal tears that were treated and were in the superior or inferior areas in eyes with intravitreal gas of ≥60% were compared to that to eyes with intravitreal gas of <60% of the vitreous cavity...
July 3, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667930/transected-sciatic-nerve-repair-by-diode-laser-protein-soldering
#20
Reza Fekrazad, Omid Mortezai, MirSepehr Pedram, Katayoun Am Kalhori, Khojasteh Joharchi, Korosh Mansoori, Roja Ebrahimi, Fatemeh Mashhadiabbas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Despite advances in microsurgical techniques, repair of peripheral nerve injuries (PNI) is still a major challenge in regenerative medicine. The standard treatment for PNI includes suturing and anasthomosis of the transected nerve. The objective of this study was to compare neurorraphy (nerve repair) using standard suturingto diode laser protein soldering on the functional recovery of transected sciatic nerves. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty adult male Fischer-344 Wistar rats were randomly assigned to 3 groups: 1...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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