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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536633/mitf-and-pu-1-inhibit-adipogenesis-of-ovine-primary-preadipocytes-by-restraining-c-ebp%C3%AE
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ChongMei Ruan, Xiu Li, JunJie Hu, Yong Zhang, XingXu Zhao
BACKGROUND: PU box-binding protein (PU.1) is a master gene of hematopoietic lineage and an important specific transcription factor in osteoclast lineage. There is proof of its expression in adipose tissue, and it is known to significantly and negatively affect adipogenesis. However, it is unclear whether there are any other molecules involved in this process. METHODS: We wished to explore the effect of PU.1's co-activator microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) on the adipogenic differentiation of ovine primary preadipocytes...
2017: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530537/aspergillus-fischeri-mediated-biosynthesis-of-gold-nanoparticles-and-their-beneficially-comparative-effect-on-normal-and-cancer-cell-lines
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Kangkana Banerjee, Ravishankar Rai Vittal
Background Along with the intensified use of metal nanoparticles, growing concern of their adverse outcome on human health has also expanded, indicating that this work is an integral part of nanobioscience study. Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate varied effect of biosynthesized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on normal and cancerous mammalian cells. Methods AuNP synthesized and characterized by different characterization methods, here are produced by specifically isolated Aspergillus species, which is hardly explored in precious scientific findings...
May 22, 2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529988/left-hepatectomy-with-simultaneous-hepatic-artery-and-portal-vein-reconstructions-in-the-operation-for-cholangiocarcinoma-the-surgical-techniques-comprised-of-step-by-step-established-procedures
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Hideaki Uchiyama, Ken Shirabe, Kenichiro Araki, Keishi Sugimachi, Kazutoyo Morita, Kenji Takenaka, Yoshihiko Maehara
Hepatectomy needing simultaneous reconstruction of the hepatic artery and the portal vein in the operation for cholangiocarcinoma is a challenging procedure. We experienced three cases of left hepatectomy with simultaneous reconstructions of the right hepatic artery (RHA) and the right portal vein (RPV) in all of which the surgical procedures were performed in the same manner. At the initial step of the procedure, we confirmed that the RHA and the RPV at the porta hepatis as well as the proper hepatic artery and the main portal vein (MPV) proximal to the cancer involvement could be controlled by tapes, which meant the cancer could be resected by means of vascular reconstructions...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528638/triclem-combining-high-precision-room-temperature-clem-with%C3%A2-cryo-fluorescence-microscopy-to-identify-very-rare-events
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Nicholas R Ader, Wanda Kukulski
Fiducial-based correlation of fluorescence and electron microscopy data from high-pressure frozen and resin-embedded samples allows for high-precision localization of fluorescent signals to subcellular ultrastructure. Here we introduce the triCLEM procedure to facilitate the identification of very rare events for high-precision correlation. We present a detailed protocol to screen high-pressure frozen cell monolayers on sapphire disks for very rare signals by cryo-fluorescence microscopy, relocate the cells of interest after freeze substitution and Lowicryl embedding, and perform fiducial-based correlation of the identified fluorescent signals to high-magnification electron tomograms...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527280/-performance-of-led-fluorescence-microscopy-for-the-detection-of-acid-fast-bacilli-from-respiratory-samples-in-peripheral-laboratories-in-argentina
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María Imaz, Sonia Allassia, Mónica Aranibar, Alba Gunia, Susana Poggi, Ana Togneri, Lidia Wolff, Group Of Implementation Of Fluorescence
INTRODUCTION: Light-emitting diode fluorescence microscopy (LED-FM) has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for tuberculosis diagnosis, but its accuracy in HIV-infected patients remains controversial, and only some few studies have explored procedural factors that may affect its performance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of LED-FM for tuberculosis diagnosis in patients with and without HIV infection using a newer, less expensive LED lamp...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526629/the-ultra-structural-organization-of-the-elastic-network-in-the-intra-and-inter-lamellar-matrix-of-the-intervertebral-disc
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J Tavakoli, D M Elliott, J J Costi
The inter-lamellar matrix (ILM) -located between adjacent lamellae of the annulus fibrosus- consists of a complex structure of elastic fibres, while elastic fibers of the intra-lamellar region are aligned predominantly parallel to the collagen fibers. The organization of elastic fibres under low magnification, in both inter- and intra-lamellar regions, was studied by light microscopic analysis of histologically prepared samples; however, little is known about their ultrastructure. An ultrastructural visualization of elastic fibres in the inter-lamellar matrix is crucial for describing their contribution to structural integrity, as well as mechanical properties of the annulus fibrosus...
May 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521242/a-structured-latent-model-for-ovarian-carcinoma-subtyping-from-histopathology-slides
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Aïcha BenTaieb, Hector Li-Chang, David Huntsman, Ghassan Hamarneh
Accurate subtyping of ovarian carcinomas is an increasingly critical and often challenging diagnostic process. This work focuses on the development of an automatic classification model for ovarian carcinoma subtyping. Specifically, we present a novel clinically inspired contextual model for histopathology image subtyping of ovarian carcinomas. A whole slide image is modelled using a collection of tissue patches extracted at multiple magnifications. An efficient and effective feature learning strategy is used for feature representation of a tissue patch...
May 9, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512579/the-impact-of-electronic-reading-devices-on-reading-speed-and-comfort-in-patients-with-decreased-vision
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Henry L Feng, Daniel B Roth, Howard F Fine, Jonathan L Prenner, Kunjal K Modi, William J Feuer
Background/Aims. To evaluate the impact of back-illuminated and nonilluminated electronic reading devices on reading speed and comfort in patients with decreased vision. Methods. A prospective study involving a convenience sample of 167 patients at a single retina practice from January 2011 to December 2012. Participants were asked to read five different excerpts on five different media in a randomly assigned order. Media included a printed book at 12-point font (12PF), iPad2 at 12PF, iPad2 at 18-point font (18PF), Kindle2 at 12PF, and Kindle2 at 18PF...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512488/in-vitro-microleakage-of-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-calcium-enriched-mixture-cement-and-biodentine-intra-orifice-barriers
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Fatemeh Ramezanali, Sasan Aryanezhad, Fatemeh Mohammadian, Fatemeh Dibaji, Mohammad Javad Kharazifard
INTRODUCTION: This in vitro study compared the coronal microleakage of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), calcium-enriched mixture (CEM) cement and Biodentine as intra-orifice barriers. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The study was conducted on 76 extracted single-canal human teeth. Their root canals were prepared using ProTaper rotary files and filled with gutta percha and AH-26 sealer using lateral condensation technique. Coronal 3 mm of the gutta percha was removed from the root canals and replaced randomly with MTA, CEM cement or Biodentine in the three experimental groups (n=22)...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512485/effect-of-blood-exposure-on-push-out-bond-strength-of-four-calcium-silicate-based-cements
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Kazem Ashofteh Yazdi, Behnam Bolhari, Tohid Sabetmoghaddam, Naghmeh Meraji, Mohammad Javad Kharazifard
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare the push-out bond strength of white ProRoot Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA), Biodentine, calcium-enriched mixture (CEM) cement and Endosequence Root Repair Material (ERRM) putty after exposure to blood. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 96 root dentin slices with a standardized thickness of 1.00±0.05 mm and standardized canal spaces were randomly divided into 4 main experimental groups (n=24) according to the calcium silicate based cement (CSC) used: white ProRoot MTA, CEM Cement, ERRM Putty and Biodentine...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512277/accuracy-of-working-length-determination-using-novapex-and-root-zx-apex-locators-an-in-vitro-study
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Vahid Zand, Saeed Rahimi, Paria Davoudi, Abubakr Afshang
INTRODUCTION: This ex vivo study evaluated the accuracy of the Root-ZX electronic apex locator (EAL) (J. Morita, Tokyo, Japan) and the NovApex (Forum Technologies, Rishon Lezion, Israel) in determining the working length (WL) during endodontic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty extracted single-rooted human teeth were selected for this study. The actual WL was measured with visual technique by a size #15 k-file under magnification. Then, the canal lengths were measured electronically with both Root-ZX and NovApex apex locators within ±0...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506879/a-new-platform-for-long-term-tracking-and-recording-of-neural-activity-and-simultaneous-optogenetic-control-in-freely-behaving-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Keiko Gengyo-Ando, Yuko Kagawa-Nagamura, Masamichi Ohkura, Xianfeng Fei, Min Chen, Koichi Hashimoto, Junichi Nakai
BACKGROUND: Real-time recording and manipulation of neural activity in freely behaving animals can greatly advance our understanding of how neural circuits regulate behavior. Ca(2+) imaging and optogenetic manipulation with optical probes are key technologies for this purpose. However, integrating the two optical approaches with behavioral analysis has been technically challenging. NEW METHOD: Here, we developed a new imaging system, ICaST (Integrated platform for Ca(2+) imaging, Stimulation, and Tracking), which combines an automatic worm tracking system and a fast-scanning laser confocal microscope, to image neurons of interest in freely behaving C...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506510/can-occult-invasive-disease-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-be-predicted-using-computer-extracted-mammographic-features
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Bibo Shi, Lars J Grimm, Maciej A Mazurowski, Jay A Baker, Jeffrey R Marks, Lorraine M King, Carlo C Maley, E Shelley Hwang, Joseph Y Lo
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine whether mammographic features assessed by radiologists and using computer algorithms are prognostic of occult invasive disease for patients showing ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) only in core biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we analyzed data from 99 subjects with DCIS (74 pure DCIS, 25 DCIS with occult invasion). We developed a computer-vision algorithm capable of extracting 113 features from magnification views in mammograms and combining these features to predict whether a DCIS case will be upstaged to invasive cancer at the time of definitive surgery...
May 11, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506416/advancement-of-thyroid-surgery-video-recording-a-comparison-between-two-full-hd-head-mounted-video-cameras
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Andrea Ortensi, Andrea Panunzi, Silvia Trombetta, Alberto Cattaneo, Salvatore Sorrenti, Valerio D'Orazi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to test two different video cameras and recording systems used in thyroid surgery in our Department. This is meant to be an attempt to record the real point of view of the magnified vision of surgeon, so as to make the viewer aware of the difference with the naked eye vision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we recorded and compared twenty thyroidectomies performed using loupes magnification and microsurgical technique: ten were recorded with GoPro(®) 4 Session action cam (commercially available) and ten with our new prototype of head mounted video camera...
May 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501994/scanning-electron-microscopy-sample-preparation-and-imaging
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Jenny Ngoc Tran Nguyen, Amanda M Harbison
Scanning electron microscopes allow us to reach magnifications of 20-130,000× and resolve compositional and topographical images with intense detail. These images are created by bombarding a sample with electrons in a focused manner to generate a black and white image from the electrons that bounce off of the sample. The electrons are detected using positively charged detectors. Scanning electron microscopy permits three-dimensional imaging of desiccated specimens or wet cells and tissues by using variable pressure chambers...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500626/using-eulerian-video-magnification-to-enhance-detection-of-fasciculations-in-people-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Ludo Van Hillegondsberg, Jonathan Carr, Naeem Brey, Franclo Henning
INTRODUCTION: This study seeks to determine whether the use of Eulerian video magnification (EVM) increases the detection of muscle fasciculations in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (PALS) compared with direct clinical observation (DCO). METHODS: Thirty-second-long video recordings were taken of 9 body regions of 7 PALS and 7 controls, and fasciculations were counted by DCO during the same 30-s period. The video recordings were then motion magnified and reviewed by 2 independent assessors...
May 13, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497398/early-markers-of-myocardial-ischemia-from-the-experimental-model-to-forensic-pathology-cases-of-sudden-cardiac-death
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Sara Sabatasso, Milena Moretti, Patrice Mangin, Tony Fracasso
The goal of this study was to assess whether early markers of myocardial ischemia, identified in a previous experimental work, can be applied in forensic pathology cases of sudden, ischemic cardiac death. These markers include desphosphorylated connexin 43 (Cx43), JunB, TUNEL assay, myoglobin, and troponin T. Fourteen cases of sudden cardiac death with gross and/or histological signs of myocardial infarction and 14 cases of sudden cardiac death with signs of early ischemia at histology and positive immunoreactions for fibronectin and C5b-9 were investigated...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496464/using-%C3%A3-cyclodextrin-and-arabic-gum-as-wall-materials-for-encapsulation-of-saffron-essential-oil
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Mohsen Atefi, Kooshan Nayebzadeh, Abdorreza Mohammadi, Amir Mohammad Mortazavian
Saffron essential oil has a pleasant aroma and medicinal activities. However, it is sensible into the environmental condition. Therefore, it should be protected against unwanted changes during storage or processing. Encapsulation is introduced as a process by which liable materials are protected from unwanted changes. In the present study, different ratios (0:100, 25:75, 50:50, 75:25, and 100:0) of ß-cyclodextrin (ß-CD) and arabic gum (GA) were used as wall martial for encapsulation saffron essential oil...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495471/quantitative-outcome-measures-for-systemic-sclerosis-related-microangiopathy-reliability-of-image-acquisition-in-nailfold-capillaroscopy
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Graham Dinsdale, Tonia Moore, Neil O'Leary, Michael Berks, Christopher Roberts, Joanne Manning, John Allen, Marina Anderson, Maurizio Cutolo, Roger Hesselstrand, Kevin Howell, Carmen Pizzorni, Vanessa Smith, Alberto Sulli, Marie Wildt, Christopher Taylor, Andrea Murray, Ariane L Herrick
BACKGROUND: Nailfold capillaroscopic parameters hold increasing promise as outcome measures for clinical trials in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Their inclusion as outcomes would often naturally require capillaroscopy images to be captured at several time points during any one study. Our objective was to assess repeatability of image acquisition (which has been little studied), as well as of measurement. METHOD: 41 patients (26 with SSc, 15 with primary Raynaud's phenomenon) and 10 healthy controls returned for repeat high-magnification (300×) videocapillaroscopy mosaic imaging of 10 digits one week after initial imaging (as part of a larger study of reliability)...
May 8, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495333/sensory-experience-dependent-formation-of-perineuronal-nets-and-expression-of-cat-315-immunoreactive-components-in-the-mouse-somatosensory-cortex
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Hiroshi Ueno, Shunsuke Suemitsu, Motoi Okamoto, Yosuke Matsumoto, Takeshi Ishihara
Perineuronal nets (PNNs) are structures of extracellular matrix molecules surrounding the cell bodies and proximal dendrites of certain neurons. While PNNs are present throughout the mouse cerebral cortex, recent studies have shown that the components differ among cortical sub-regions and layers, suggesting region-specific functions. Parvalbumin-expressing interneurons (PV neurons) may be important regulators of cortical plasticity during the early "critical period" that is sensitive to sensory input. Here we examined the distribution and developmental functions of PNN components associated with PV neurons in the somatosensory cortex during the critical period...
May 8, 2017: Neuroscience
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