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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333177/amelioration-of-citrobacter-rodentium-proliferation-in-early-stage-of-infection-in-mice-by-pre-treatment-with-lactobacillus-brevis-kb290-and-verification-using-in-vivo-bioluminescence-imaging
#1
Naoko Waki, Yuki Kuwabara, Yuko Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki Suganuma, Hiroyuki Koide, Naoto Oku, Norio Ohashi
Bioluminescent imaging (BLI) has become a useful tool for monitoring bacterial infections in real time. Citrobacter rodentium and its BLI are widely used as a murine model of enteropathogenic and enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli infection. In this study, we evaluated the protective effects of the probiotic Lactobacillus brevis KB290 against C. rodentium infection by the BLI approach. First, we examined several solutions for making the suspension of bioluminescent C. rodentium for an oral inoculation to establish a stable intestinal infection...
November 10, 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332311/characterization-of-blue-light-irradiation-effects-on-pathogenic-and-nonpathogenic-escherichia-coli
#2
Courtney M Abana, John R Brannon, Rebecca A Ebbott, Taryn L Dunigan, Kirsten R Guckes, Hubaida Fuseini, Jennifer Powers, Bridget R Rogers, Maria Hadjifrangiskou
Blue light irradiation (BLI) is an FDA-approved method for treating certain types of infections, like acne, and is becoming increasingly attractive as an antimicrobial strategy as the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" rises. However, no study has delineated the effectiveness of BLI throughout different bacterial growth phases, especially in more BLI-tolerant organisms such as Escherichia coli. While the vast majority of E. coli strains are nonpathogenic, several E. coli pathotypes exist that cause infection within and outside the gastrointestinal tract...
March 22, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319168/targeting-chronic-cardiac-remodeling-with-cardiac-progenitor-cells-in-a-murine-model-of-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#3
Janine C Deddens, Dries A Feyen, Peter-Paul Zwetsloot, Maike A Brans, Sailay Siddiqi, Linda W van Laake, Pieter A Doevendans, Joost P Sluijter
BACKGROUND: Translational failure for cardiovascular disease is a substantial problem involving both high research costs and an ongoing lack of novel treatment modalities. Despite the progress already made, cell therapy for chronic heart failure in the clinical setting is still hampered by poor translation. We used a murine model of chronic ischemia/reperfusion injury to examine the effect of minimally invasive application of cardiac progenitor cells (CPC) in cardiac remodeling and to improve clinical translation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281745/n-methyl-mesoporphyrin-ix-as-an-effective-probe-for-monitoring-alzheimer-s-disease-%C3%AE-amyloid-aggregation-in-living-cells
#4
Meng Li, Andong Zhao, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu
Formation of amyloid fibrils by amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) is an important step in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pro-gression. Screening and designing new molecules which can monitor amyloidosis process especially in cells are diagnostically and therapeutically important. Utilizing Thioflavin T (ThT), the commonly used amyloid dye, is the most standardized way to monitor amyloid. However, with the green fluorescence emission and small Stokes shift, the fluorescence of ThT can overlap with that arising from other intrinsic fluorescent components in the cells, making it not suitable for detection of protein aggregates in vivo...
March 10, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249642/preclinical-upar-targeted-multimodal-imaging-of-locoregional-oral-cancer
#5
M C Boonstra, P B A A Van Driel, S Keereweer, H A J M Prevoo, M A Stammes, V M Baart, C W G M Löwik, A P Mazar, C J H van de Velde, A L Vahrmeijer, C F M Sier
OBJECTIVES: Establishing adequate resection margins and lymphatic mapping are crucial for the prognosis of oral cancer patients. Novel targeted imaging modalities are needed, enabling pre- and intraoperative detection of tumour cells, in combination with improved post-surgical examination by the pathologist. The urokinase-receptor (uPAR) is overexpressed in head and neck cancer, where it is associated with tumour progression and metastasis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To determine suitability of uPAR for molecular imaging of oral cancer surgery, human head and neck tumours were sectioned and stained for uPAR to evaluate the expression pattern compared to normal mucosa...
March 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241399/biolayer-interferometry-of-lipid-nanodisc-reconstituted-yeast-vacuolar-h-atpase
#6
Stuti Sharma, Stephan Wilkens
Vacuolar H(+) -ATPase (V-ATPase) is a large, multisubunit membrane protein complex responsible for the acidification of subcellular compartments and the extracellular space. V-ATPase activity is regulated by reversible disassembly, resulting in cytosolic V1 -ATPase and membrane-integral Vo proton channel sectors. Reversible disassembly is accompanied by transient interaction with cellular factors and assembly chaperones. Quantifying protein-protein interactions involving membrane proteins, however, is challenging...
February 27, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228105/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-as-vehicles-of-tetravalent-bispecific-tandab-cd3-cd19-for-the-treatment-of-b-cell-lymphoma-combined-with-ido-pathway-inhibitor-d-1-methyl-tryptophan
#7
Xiaolong Zhang, Yuanyuan Yang, Leisheng Zhang, Yang Lu, Qing Zhang, Dongmei Fan, Yizhi Zhang, Yanjun Zhang, Zhou Ye, Dongsheng Xiong
BACKGROUND: Although blinatumomab, a bispecific T cell engaging antibody, exhibits high clinical response rates in patients with relapsed or refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) and B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL), it still has some limitations because of its short half-life. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) represent an attractive approach for delivery of therapeutic agents to cancer sites owing to their tropism towards tumors, but their immunosuppression capabilities, especially induced by indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), should also be taken into consideration...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209385/a-comparison-of-the-pro-angiogenic-potential-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-endothelial-cells-and-induced-endothelial-cells-in-a-murine-model-of-peripheral-arterial-disease
#8
Zoe E Clayton, Gloria S C Yuen, Sara Sadeghipour, Jack D Hywood, Jack W T Wong, Ngan F Huang, Martin K C Ng, John P Cooke, Sanjay Patel
BACKGROUND: Endothelial cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC-ECs) promote angiogenesis, and more recently induced endothelial cells (iECs) have been generated via fibroblast trans-differentiation. These cell types have potential as treatments for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). However, it is unknown whether different reprogramming methods produce cells that are equivalent in terms of their pro-angiogenic capabilities. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to directly compare iPSC-ECs and iECs in an animal model of PAD, in order to identify which cell type, if any, displays superior therapeutic potential...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208301/biomolecular-interaction-assays-identified-dual-inhibitors-of-glutaminase-and-glutamate-dehydrogenase-that-disrupt-mitochondrial-function-and-prevent-growth-of-cancer-cells
#9
Min Zhu, Jinzhang Fang, Jingjing Zhang, Zheng Zhang, Jianhui Xie, Yan Yu, Jennifer Jin Ruan, Zhao Chen, Wei Hou, Gensheng Yang, Weike Su, Benfang Helen Ruan
Glutaminase (KGA/isoenzyme GAC) is an emerging and important drug target for cancer. Traditional methods for assaying glutaminase activity are coupled with several other enzymes. Such coupled assays do not permit the direct and stringent characterization of specific glutaminase inhibitors. Ebselen was identified as a potent 9 nM KGA inhibitor in the KGA/glutamate oxidase (GO)/horse radish peroxidase (HRP) coupled assay but showed very weak activity in inhibiting the growth of glutamine-dependent cancer cells...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194885/in-vivo-bioluminescence-imaging-of-neurogenesis-the-role-of-the-blood-brain-barrier-in-an-experimental-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#10
Inga B Fricke, Sonja Schelhaas, Bastian Zinnhardt, Thomas Viel, Sven Hermann, Sébastien Couillard-Després, Andreas H Jacobs
Bioluminescence imaging in transgenic mice expressing firefly luciferase in Doublecortin(+) (Dcx) neuroblasts might serve as a powerful tool to study the role of neurogenesis in models of brain injury and neurodegeneration using non-invasive, longitudinal in vivo imaging. Therefore, we aimed to use BLI in B6(Cg)-Tyrc-2J/J Dcx-Luc (Doublecortin-Luciferase, Dcx-Luc) mice to investigate its suitability to assess neurogenesis in a unilateral injection model of Parkinson's disease. We further aimed to assess the blood brain barrier leakage associated with the intranigral 6-OHDA injection to evaluate its impact on substrate delivery and bioluminescence signal intensity...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193491/linked-color-imaging-improves-endoscopic-visibility-of-colorectal-nongranular-flat-lesions
#11
Takuto Suzuki, Taro Hara, Yoshiyasu Kitagawa, Hideyuki Takashiro, Rino Nankinzan, Osamu Sugita, Taketo Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: As a newly developed image-enhanced endoscopy (IEE) technique, linked-color imaging (LCI) provides very bright images with enhanced color tones. With the objective of improving the detection rate of colorectal flat tumor lesions, which are difficult to detect, we examined the usefulness of LCI from the viewpoint of visibility. METHODS: Fifty-three consecutive nongranular flat tumors were used in this study. Endoscopic images were acquired by white-light imaging (WLI), blue-laser imaging (BLI)-bright, and LCI modes...
February 10, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179102/impact-of-surface-grafting-density-of-peg-macromolecules-on-dually-fluorescent-silica-nanoparticles-used-for-the-in-vivo-imaging-of-subcutaneous-tumors
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Laurent Adumeau, Coralie Genevois, Lydia Roudier, Christophe Schatz, Franck Couillaud, Stéphane Mornet
BACKGROUND: In the context of systematically administered nanomedicines, the physicochemistry of NP surfaces must be controlled as a prerequisite to improve blood circulation time, and passive and active targeting. In particular, there is a real need to develop NP stealth and labelling for both in vivo and microscopic fluorescence imaging in a mice model. METHODS: We have synthesized NIR/red dually fluorescent silica nanoparticles of 19nm covalently covered by a PEG layer of different grafting density in the brush conformational regime by using a reductive amination reaction...
February 4, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147226/detectability-of-colorectal-neoplastic-lesions-using-a-novel-endoscopic-system-with-blue-laser-imaging-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hiroaki Ikematsu, Taku Sakamoto, Kazutomo Togashi, Naohisa Yoshida, Takashi Hisabe, Shinsuke Kiriyama, Koji Matsuda, Yoshikazu Hayashi, Takahisa Matsuda, Shozo Osera, Kazuhiro Kaneko, Kenichi Utano, Yuji Naito, Hiroshi Ishihara, Masayuki Kato, Kenichi Yoshimura, Hideki Ishikawa, Hironori Yamamoto, Yutaka Saito
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Most studies have not reported an improvement in the detection of adenomas with the use of image-enhanced colonoscopy methods, possibly because of the darkness of the images. To overcome this limitation, a new-generation endoscopic system has been developed. This system has 2 blue-laser imaging (BLI) observation modes. The BLI observation was set to BLI-bright mode to detect lesions. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of BLI in detecting lesions. METHODS: This study was designed as a randomized controlled trial with participants from 8 institutions...
January 29, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119366/bioluminescence-imaging-enhances-analysis-of-drug-responses-in-a-patient-derived-xenograft-model-of-pediatric-all
#14
Luke Jones, Jennifer Richmond, Kathryn Evans, Hernan Carol, Duohui Jing, Raushan T Kurmasheva, Catherine A Billups, Peter J Houghton, Malcolm A Smith, Richard B Lock
PURPOSE: Robust preclinical models of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are essential in prioritizing promising therapies for clinical assessment in high-risk patients. Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models of ALL provide a clinically relevant platform for assessing novel drugs, with efficacy generally assessed by enumerating circulating human lymphoblasts in mouse peripheral blood (PB) as an indicator of disease burden. While allowing indirect measurement of disease burden in real-time, this technique cannot assess treatment effects on internal reservoirs of disease...
January 24, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116942/local-application-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-supports-the-healing-of-fistula-prospective-randomised-study-on-rat-model-of-fistulising-crohn-s-disease
#15
Ondrej Ryska, Zuzana Serclova, Ondrej Mestak, Eva Matouskova, Pavel Vesely, Iveta Mrazova
OBJECTIVE: Local application of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSC) represents a novel approach for the management of perianal fistula in patients with Crohn's disease. A randomised study on an animal model was performed to investigate the efficacy and to detect the distribution of implanted ADSCs by bioluminescence (BLI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A caecostomy was used as a fistula model in 32 Lewis rats. The ADSCs were isolated from transgenic donor expressing firefly luciferase...
January 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114886/application-of-hairless-mouse-strain-to-bioluminescence-imaging-of-arc-expression-in-mouse-brain
#16
Hironori Izumi, Tetsuya Ishimoto, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Hisashi Mori
BACKGROUND: Bioluminescence imaging (BLI) is a powerful technique for monitoring the temporal and spatial dynamics of gene expression in the mouse brain. However, the black fur, skin pigmentation and hair regrowth after depilation of mouse interfere with BLI during developmental and daily examination. The aim of this study was to extend the application of Arc-Luc transgenic (Tg) mice to the BLI of neuronal activity in the mouse brain by introducing the hairless (HL) gene and to examine Arc-Luc expression at various developmental stages without interference from black fur, skin pigmentation, and hair regrowth...
January 23, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095660/draft-genome-of-toxocara-canis-a-pathogen-responsible-for-visceral-larva-migrans
#17
Jinhwa Kong, Jungim Won, Jeehee Yoon, UnJoo Lee, Jong-Il Kim, Sun Huh
This study aimed at constructing a draft genome of the adult female worm Toxocara canis using next-generation sequencing (NGS) and de novo assembly, as well as to find new genes after annotation using functional genomics tools. Using an NGS machine, we produced DNA read data of T. canis. The de novo assembly of the read data was performed using SOAPdenovo. RNA read data were assembled using Trinity. Structural annotation, homology search, functional annotation, classification of protein domains, and KEGG pathway analysis were carried out...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042324/mapping-sentinel-lymph-node-metastasis-by-dual-probe-optical-imaging
#18
Xiangyu Yang, Zhe Wang, Fuwu Zhang, Guizhi Zhu, Jibin Song, Gao-Jun Teng, Gang Niu, Xiaoyuan Chen
Purpose: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has emerged as the preferred standard procedure in patients with breast cancer, melanoma and other types of cancer. Herein, we developed a method to intra-operatively map SLNs and differentiate tumor metastases within SLNs at the same time, with the aim to provide more accurate and real-time intraoperative guidance. Experimental Design: Hyaluronic acid (HA), a ligand of lymphatic vessel endothelial hyaluronan receptor (LYVE)-1, is employed as a SLN mapping agent after being conjugated with a near-infrared fluorophore (Cy5...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041876/a-functional-bioluminescent-zebrafish-screen-for-enhancing-hematopoietic-cell-homing
#19
Yuliana Astuti, Ashley C Kramer, Amanda L Blake, Bruce R Blazar, Jakub Tolar, Mandy E Taisto, Troy C Lund
To discover small molecules that modulate hematopoietic cell homing after adoptive transfer, we created a transgenic zebrafish expressing firefly luciferase downstream of the ubiquitin promoter (ubi:luc) to serve as a hematopoietic donor. Bioluminescence imaging (BLI) was used to detect and follow ubi:luc hematopoietic cells that homed to the marrow as early as 1 day post-transplant. BLI was able to detect the biological effect of prostaglandin E2 on early homing/engraftment of donor hematopoietic cells. This system was utilized in a functional screen of small molecules to enhance homing/engraftment...
January 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039488/upar-targeted-optical-near-infrared-nir-fluorescence-imaging-and-pet-for-image-guided-surgery-in-head-and-neck-cancer-proof-of-concept-in-orthotopic-xenograft-model
#20
Anders Christensen, Karina Juhl, Morten Persson, Birgitte Wittenborg Charabi, Jann Mortensen, Katalin Kiss, Giedrius Lelkaitis, Niclas Rubek, Christian von Buchwald, Andreas Kjær
PURPOSE: Urokinase-like Plasminogen Activator Receptor (uPAR) is overexpressed in a variety of carcinoma types, and therefore represents an attractive imaging target. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of two uPAR-targeted probes for PET and fluorescence tumor imaging in a human xenograft tongue cancer model. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND RESULTS: Tumor growth of tongue cancer was monitored by bioluminescence imaging (BLI) and MRI. Either ICG-Glu-Glu-AE105 (fluorescent agent) or 64Cu-DOTA-AE105 (PET agent) was injected systemically, and fluorescence imaging or PET/CT imaging was performed...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
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