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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542481/effect-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-on-bdnf-release-and-neuroprotection-investigations-with-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-genetically-modified-nih3t3-fibroblasts-as-putative-cell-therapeutics
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Jennifer Schulze, Odett Kaiser, Gerrit Paasche, Hans Lamm, Andreas Pich, Andrea Hoffmann, Thomas Lenarz, Athanasia Warnecke
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a noninvasive widely applied treatment that increases the oxygen pressure in tissues. In cochlear implant (CI) research, intracochlear application of neurotrophic factors (NTFs) is able to improve survival of spiral ganglion neurons (SGN) after deafness. Cell-based delivery of NTFs such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may be realized by cell-coating of the surface of the CI electrode. Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) secrete a variety of different neurotrophic factors and may be used for the development of a biohybrid electrode in order to release endogenously-derived neuroprotective factors for the protection of residual SGN and for a guided outgrowth of dendrites in the direction of the CI electrode...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529633/noninvasive-assessment-of-elimination-and-retention-using-ct-fmt-and-kinetic-whole-body-modeling
#2
Wa'el Al Rawashdeh, Simin Zuo, Andrea Melle, Lia Appold, Susanne Koletnik, Yoanna Tsvetkova, Nataliia Beztsinna, Andrij Pich, Twan Lammers, Fabian Kiessling, Felix Gremse
Fluorescence-mediated tomography (FMT) is a quantitative three-dimensional imaging technique for preclinical research applications. The combination with micro-computed tomography (µCT) enables improved reconstruction and analysis. The aim of this study is to assess the potential of µCT-FMT and kinetic modeling to determine elimination and retention of typical model drugs and drug delivery systems. We selected four fluorescent probes with different but well-known biodistribution and elimination routes: Indocyanine green (ICG), hydroxyapatite-binding OsteoSense (OS), biodegradable nanogels (NG) and microbubbles (MB)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524364/biofunctional-microgel-based-fertilizers-for-controlled-foliar-delivery-of-nutrients-to-plants
#3
Richard A Meurer, Steffen Kemper, Sandra Knopp, Thomas Eichert, Felix Jakob, Heiner E Goldbach, Ulrich Schwaneberg, Andrij Pich
Foliar application of micronutrients (e.g. Fe(3+) ) onto plants over an extended time is challenging and often not possible due to insufficient rainfastness. Smart delivery systems which enable micronutrient release over several weeks would offer innovative and sustainable options to improve plant health and food production. Herein, we report a novel foliar fertilizer delivery system based on functional pH-responsive biohybrid microgels that have orthogonal functionality as carriers of micronutrients and employ peptides (termed anchor peptides) as foliar adhesion promoters...
May 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514834/antitumor-activity-of-brazilian-red-propolis-fractions-against-hep-2-cancer-cell-line
#4
Caroline Olivieri da Silva Frozza, Denis Amilton Santos, Luciane Corbellini Rufatto, Luciane Minetto, Fernando Joel Scariot, Sergio Echeverrigaray, Claus Tröger Pich, Sidnei Moura, Francine Ferreira Padilha, Sibele Borsuk, Lucielli Savegnago, Tiago Collares, Fabiana Kömmling Seixas, Odir Dellagostin, Mariana Roesch-Ely, João Antonio Pêgas Henriques
Continuous increases in the rates of tumor diseases have highlighted the need for identification of novel and inexpensive antitumor agents from natural sources. In this study, we investigated the effects of enriched fraction from hydroalcoholic Brazilian red propolis extract against Hep-2 cancer cell line. Initially 201 fractions were arranged in 12 groups according to their chromatographic characteristics (A-L). After an in vitro cell viability screening, J and L were further selected as promising enriched fractions for this study...
May 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509371/quantitative-assessment-of-sialo-glycoproteins-and-n-glycans-during-cardiomyogenic-differentiation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#5
Sarah Anna Konze, Samanta Cajic, Astrid Oberbeck, René Hennig, Andreas Pich, Erdmann Rapp, Falk Buettner
Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) may be used in regenerative medicine for individualized tissue transplants in future. For application in patients, the generated CMs have to be highly pure and well characterized. To overcome the prevalent scarcity of CM-specific markers, we quantitatively assessed cell surface exposed sialo-glycoproteins and N-glycans of hiPSCs, CM progenitors and CMs derived thereof. Applying a combination of metabolic labeling and specific sialo-glycoprotein capture, we could highly enrich and quantify membrane proteins during cardiomyogenic differentiation...
May 16, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479402/tight-neurovascular-coupling-in-the-spinal-cord-during-nociceptive-stimulation-in-intact-and-spinal-rats
#6
Mathieu Piché, Thierry Paquette, Hugues Leblond
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is based on neurovascular coupling, which allows inferring neuronal activity from hemodynamic changes. Spinal fMRI has been used to examine pain processes, although spinal neurovascular coupling has never been investigated. In addition, fluctuations in mean arterial pressure (MAP) occur during nociceptive stimulation and this may affect neurovascular coupling. The objective of this study was to examine neurovascular coupling in the rat spinal cord during nociceptive stimulation while MAP was manipulated by cervical spinal transection, which prevents nociception-related MAP increases...
May 4, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476758/poststroke-epilepsy-in-long-term-survivors-of-primary-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#7
Anna-Maija Lahti, Pertti Saloheimo, Juha Huhtakangas, Henrik Salminen, Seppo Juvela, Michaela K Bode, Matti Hillbom, Sami Tetri
OBJECTIVE: To identify the incidence and predisposing factors for development of poststroke epilepsy (PSE) after primary intracerebral hemorrhage (PICH) during a long-term follow-up. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of patients who had had their first-ever PICH between January 1993 and January 2008 in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland, and who survived for at least 3 months. These patients were followed up for PSE. The associations between PSE occurrence and sex, age, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score on admission, hematoma location and volume, early seizures, and other possible risk factors for PSE were assessed using the Cox proportional hazards regression model...
May 5, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439809/site-selection-a-case-study-in-the-identification-of-optimal-cysteine-engineered-antibody-drug-conjugates
#8
L Nathan Tumey, Fengping Li, Brian Rago, Xiaogang Han, Frank Loganzo, Sylvia Musto, Edmund I Graziani, Sujiet Puthenveetil, Jeffrey Casavant, Kimberly Marquette, Tracey Clark, Jack Bikker, Eric M Bennett, Frank Barletta, Nicole Piche-Nicholas, Amy Tam, Christopher J O'Donnell, Hans Peter Gerber, Lioudmila Tchistiakova
As the antibody drug conjugate (ADC) community continues to shift towards site-specific conjugation technology, there is a growing need to understand how the site of conjugation impacts the biophysical and biological properties of an ADC. In order to address this need, we prepared a carefully selected series of engineered cysteine ADCs and proceeded to systematically evaluate their potency, stability, and PK exposure. The site of conjugation did not have a significant influence on the thermal stability and in vitro cytotoxicity of the ADCs...
April 24, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389378/sympathetic-regulation-and-anterior-cingulate-cortex-volume-are-altered-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-back-pain
#9
Sara Touj, Sébastien Houle, Djamel Ramla, Renaud Jeffrey-Gauthier, Harumi Hotta, Gilles Bronchti, Maria-Grazia Martinoli, Mathieu Piché
Chronic pain is associated with autonomic disturbance. However, specific effects of chronic back pain on sympathetic regulation remain unknown. Chronic pain is also associated with structural changes in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which may be linked to sympathetic dysregulation. The aim of this study was to determine whether sympathetic regulation and ACC surface and volume are affected in a rat model of chronic back pain, in which complete Freund Adjuvant (CFA) is injected in back muscles. Sympathetic regulation was assessed with renal blood flow (RBF) changes induced by electrical stimulation of a hind paw, while ACC structure was examined by measuring cortical surface and volume...
June 3, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371270/physicochemical-characterization-of-the-shell-composition-of-pbca-based-polymeric-microbubbles
#10
Lia Appold, Yang Shi, Stephan Rütten, Alexander Kühne, Andrij Pich, Fabian Kiessling, Twan Lammers
Microbubbles (MB) are routinely used as contrast agents for ultrasound (US) imaging. In recent years, MB have also attracted interest as drug delivery systems. Soft-shelled lipidic MB tend to be more advantageous for US imaging, while hard-shelled polymeric MB appear to be more suitable for drug delivery purposes because of their thicker shell and the resulting higher drug loading capacity. The physicochemical composition of the shell of polymeric MB, however, remains largely unknown. This study sets out to evaluate the molecular weight and polydispersity of the building blocks constituting the shell of poly(butyl cyanoacrylate) (PBCA) MB...
March 29, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367369/molecular-barcoding-confirms-the-presence-of-exotic-asian-seaweeds-pachymeniopsis-gargiuli-and-grateloupia-turuturu-in-the-cantabrian-sea-bay-of-biscay
#11
Marcos Montes, Jose M Rico, Eva García-Vazquez, Yaisel J Borrell Pichs
BACKGROUND: The introduction of exotic species can have serious consequences for marine ecosystems. On the shores of the Cantabrian Sea (North of Spain) there are no routine examinations of seaweeds that combine molecular and morphological methods for early detection of exotic species making it difficult to assess in the early stages their establishment and expansion processes as a result of anthropogenic activities (e.g., shipping and/or aquaculture). METHODS: In this work we used both morphological identification and molecular barcoding (COI-5P and rbcL genes) of red algae collected in Asturias, Bay of Biscay (Gijón and Candás harbours) and from the University of Oviedo's herbarium samples...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363961/the-tale-of-a-neglected-energy-source-elevated-hydrogen-exposure-affects-both-microbial-diversity-and-function-in-soil
#12
Mondher Khdhiri, Sarah Piché-Choquette, Julien Tremblay, Susannah G Tringe, Philippe Constant
The enrichment of H2-oxidizing bacteria (HOB) by H2 generated by nitrogen-fixing nodules has been shown to have a fertilization effect on several different crops. The benefit of HOB is attributed to their production of plant growth promoting factors, yet their interactions with other members of soil microbial communities have received little attention. Here we report that the energy potential of H2, when supplied to soil, alters ecological niche partitioning of bacteria and fungi, with multifaceted consequences on both generalist and specialist microbial functions...
March 31, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303507/laparoscopic-conversion-of-one-anastomosis-gastric-bypass-to-a-standard-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#13
Imed Ben Amor, Niccolo Petrucciani, Radwan Kassir, Abdullah Al Munifi, Thierry Piche, Tarek Debs, Jean Gugenheim
INTRODUCTION: One anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) demonstrated results similar to traditional Roux-en-Y procedures [1-3], in terms of weight loss and resolution of obesity-related comorbidities. The main controversy regarding OAGB is the concern for an association between biliary alkaline gastritis and esophageal or gastric cancer raised by some studies [4]. METHODS: We present the case of a 51-year-old woman with a BMI of 41 kg/m2 who underwent a laparoscopic OAGB in 2014...
March 16, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288900/the-mechanism-of-back-pain-relief-by-spinal-manipulation-relies-on-decreased-temporal-summation-of-pain
#14
Christopher Randoll, Vincent Gagnon-Normandin, Jessica Tessier, Suzie Bois, Nabi Rustamov, Julie O'Shaughnessy, Martin Descarreaux, Mathieu Piché
The aim of the present study was to determine whether thoracic spinal manipulation (SM) decreases temporal summation of back pain. The study comprised two controlled experiments including 16 and 15 healthy participants, respectively. Each study included six sessions during which painful or non-painful electrical stimulations were delivered in three conditions: (1) control (2) light mechanical stimulus (MS) or (3) SM. Electrical stimulation was applied on the thoracic spine (T4), in the area where SM and MS were performed...
May 4, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282143/proteome-analysis-of-human-perilymph-using-an-intraoperative-sampling-method
#15
Heike A Schmitt, Andreas Pich, Anke Schröder, Verena Scheper, Giorgio Lilli, Günter Reuter, Thomas Lenarz
The knowledge about the etiology and pathophysiology of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is still very limited. This study aims at the improvement of understanding different types of SNHL by proteome analysis of human perilymph. Sampling of perilymph was established during inner ear surgeries (cochlear implantation, vestibular schwannoma surgeries), and safety of the sampling method was determined by checking hearing threshold with pure-tone audiometry postoperatively. An in-depth shot-gun proteomics approach was performed to identify cochlear proteins and the individual proteome in perilymph of patients...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279799/pbca-based-polymeric-microbubbles-for-molecular-imaging-and-drug-delivery
#16
Patrick Koczera, Lia Appold, Yang Shi, Mengjiao Liu, Anshuman Dasgupta, Vertika Pathak, Tarun Ojha, Stanley Fokong, Zhuojun Wu, Marc van Zandvoort, Olga Iranzo, Alexander Kuehne, Andrij Pich, Fabian Kiessling, Twan Lammers
Microbubbles (MB) are routinely used as contrast agents for ultrasound (US) imaging. We describe different types of targeted and drug-loaded poly(n-butyl cyanoacrylate) (PBCA) MB, and demonstrate their suitability for multiple biomedical applications, including molecular US imaging and US-mediated drug delivery. Molecular imaging of angiogenic tumor blood vessels and inflamed atherosclerotic endothelium is performed by modifying the surface of PBCA MB with peptides and antibodies recognizing E-selectin and VCAM-1...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252257/quantification-of-small-gtpase-glucosylation-by-clostridial-glucosylating-toxins-using-multiplexed-mrm-analysis
#17
Johannes Junemann, Chantal M Lämmerhirt, Felix Polten, Ingo Just, Ralf Gerhard, Harald Genth, Andreas Pich
Large clostridial toxins mono-O-glucosylate small GTPases of the Rho and Ras subfamily. As a result of glucosylation, the GTPases are inhibited and thereby corresponding downstream signaling pathways are disturbed. Current methods for quantifying the extent of glucosylation include sequential [(14) C]glucosylation, sequential [(32) P]ADP-ribosylation, and Western Blot detection of nonglucosylated GTPases, with neither method allowing the quantification of the extent of glucosylation of an individual GTPase...
May 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219942/a-higher-sport-related-reinjury-risk-does-not-mean-inadequate-rehabilitation-the-methodological-challenge-of-choosing-the-correct-comparison-group
#18
REVIEW
Ian Shrier, Meng Zhao, Alexandre Piché, Pavel Slavchev, Russell J Steele
Previous injury is a well-established predictor of subsequent injury in sports medicine. Some have interpreted this to mean that either our current methods of rehabilitation are inadequate or there is some permanent damage to the tissue and 100% rehabilitation is not possible. In 2011, we illustrated that these analyses and interpretations failed to account for the fact that some athletes are more prone to get injured, either physiologically, or because of their role/type of play. We suggested that the appropriate analysis would simply require using statistical methods that measured how each individual athlete's risk changed from preinjury to postinjury...
April 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217774/internal-structure-and-phase-transition-behavior-of-stimuli-responsive-microgels-in-peg-melts
#19
Florian Schneider, Andreea Balaceanu, Zhenyu Di, Yuri B Melnichenko, Jürgen Allgaier, Andrij Pich, Gerald J Schneider, Dieter Richter
In this work we investigated the behaviour of stimuli-responsive poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) (PVCL) microgels in poly(ethylene glycol) (PEGs) with a linear architecture. We performed small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) experiments at two different microgel concentrations and various temperatures. The results were compared with those on PVCL microgels in water. PVCL in PEG (molecular weight MW = 2 kg mol(-1)) exhibits a volume phase transition temperature (VPTT) at a temperature between 160 and 180 °C. The diameter of the swollen microgel is only slightly smaller than in water...
April 12, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199320/the-use-of-urinary-proteomics-in-the-assessment-of-suitability-of-mouse-models-for-ageing
#20
Esther Nkuipou-Kenfack, Joost P Schanstra, Seerat Bajwa, Martin Pejchinovski, Claire Vinel, Cédric Dray, Philippe Valet, Jean-Loup Bascands, Antonia Vlahou, Thomas Koeck, Melanie Borries, Hauke Busch, Wibke Bechtel-Walz, Tobias B Huber, Karl L Rudolph, Andreas Pich, Harald Mischak, Petra Zürbig
Ageing is a complex process characterised by a systemic and progressive deterioration of biological functions. As ageing is associated with an increased prevalence of age-related chronic disorders, understanding its underlying molecular mechanisms can pave the way for therapeutic interventions and managing complications. Animal models such as mice are commonly used in ageing research as they have a shorter lifespan in comparison to humans and are also genetically close to humans. To assess the translatability of mouse ageing to human ageing, the urinary proteome in 89 wild-type (C57BL/6) mice aged between 8-96 weeks was investigated using capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry (CE-MS)...
2017: PloS One
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