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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349550/recombinase-polymerase-amplification-combined-with-lateral-flow-dipstick-for-equipment-free-detection-of-salmonella-in-shellfish
#1
Weifang Gao, Hailong Huang, Peng Zhu, Xiaojun Yan, Jianzhong Fan, Jinpo Jiang, Jilin Xu
Salmonella is a major pathogen that causes acute foodborne outbreaks worldwide. Seafood, particularly shellfish, is a proven source of Salmonella spp. infection because many people prefer to eat it raw or lightly cooked. However, traditional identification methods are too time-consuming and complex to detect contamination of bacteria in the food chain in a timely manner, and few studies have aimed to identify Salmonella in shellfish early in the supply chain. We herein developed a method for rapid detection of Salmonella in shellfish based on the method of recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) combined with lateral flow dipstick (LFD), which targets the invasion gene A (invA)...
January 18, 2018: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349091/coexistent-ipsilateral-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-and-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-in-hepatitis-c
#2
Karan Seegobin, Somphanh Khousakhoun, Ryan Crooks, Satish Maharaj, Cherisse Baldeo
A 58-year-old male, known to have hepatitis C virus (HCV), presented with intermittent headaches and left-sided sensorimotor symptoms. There were no focal neurological deficits on examination. Electrocardiogram was unremarkable. Computed tomography angiography head and neck displayed extracranial right internal carotid artery occlusion. Magnetic resonance imaging showed right cortical vein thrombosis, with hemorrhagic infarction. Echocardiography with bubble study was unremarkable. Hypercoagulable workup was significant for protein S deficiency...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347682/front-propagation-in-a-regular-vortex-lattice-dependence-on-the-vortex-structure
#3
E Beauvier, S Bodea, A Pocheau
We investigate the dependence on the vortex structure of the propagation of fronts in stirred flows. For this, we consider a regular set of vortices whose structure is changed by varying both their boundary conditions and their aspect ratios. These configurations are investigated experimentally in autocatalytic solutions stirred by electroconvective flows and numerically from kinematic simulations based on the determination of the dominant Fourier mode of the vortex stream function in each of them. For free lateral boundary conditions, i...
November 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346921/orthotropic-hydraulic-permeability-of-arrays-of-parallel-cylinders
#4
Mohsen Maleki, Robert J Martinuzzi, Walter Herzog, Salvatore Federico
Approximate analytical methods are presented to calculate the overall orthotropic hydraulic permeability of a flow with low Reynolds number, passing through a bundle of parallel circular cylinders. Two particular distributions are considered: (i) arrays with ordered rectangular lattices and (ii) irregular nonrandom distributions for which the unit cell cross sections are elliptical. The standard unit cell models, originally developed by Happel and Kuwabara for a random distribution of cylinders, are adapted to the case of nonrandom distributions...
September 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346651/bipartite-network-analysis-of-gene-sharings-in-the-microbial-world
#5
Eduardo Corel, Raphaël Méheust, Andrew K Watson, James O McInerney, Philippe Lopez, Eric Bapteste
Extensive microbial gene flows affect how we understand virology, microbiology, medical sciences, genetic modification and evolutionary biology. Phylogenies only provide a narrow view of these gene flows: plasmids and viruses, lacking core genes, cannot be attached to cellular life on phylogenetic trees. Yet viruses and plasmids have a major impact on cellular evolution, affecting both the gene content and the dynamics of microbial communities. Using bipartite graphs that connect up to 149,000 clusters of homologous genes with 8217 related and unrelated genomes, we can in particular show patterns of gene sharing that do not map neatly with the organismal phylogeny...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345950/confined-electroconvective-vortices-at-structured-ion-exchange-membranes
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Joeri de Valença, Morten Jõgi, R Martijn Wagterveld, Elif Karatay, Jeffery A Wood, Rob G H Lammertink
In this paper, we investigate electroconvective ion transport at cation exchange membranes with different geometry square-wave structures (line undulations) experimentally and numerically. Electroconvective micro-vortices are induced by strong concentration polarization once a threshold potential difference is applied. The applied potential required to start and sustain electroconvection is strongly affected by the geometry of the membrane. A reduction in the resistance of approximately 50% can be obtained when the structure size is similar to the mixing layer thickness, resulting in confined vortices with less lateral motion compared to the case of flat membranes...
January 18, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344634/underlying-mechanism-of-the-photodynamic-activity-of-hematoporphyrin%C3%A2-induced-apoptosis-in-u87-glioma-cells
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Shi-Xiang Yuan, Jun-Liang Li, Xin-Ke Xu, Wei Chen, Cheng Chen, Kun-Qi Kuang, Fang-Yu Wang, Kai Wang, Fang-Cheng Li
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a relatively novel type of tumor therapy method with low toxicity and limited side‑effects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the underlying mechanism and potential microRNAs (miRNAs) involved in the treatment of glioma by PDT with hematoporphyrin, a clinical photosensitizer. The photodynamic activity of hematoporphyrin on the cell viability and apoptosis of gliomas was investigated by MTT, and flow cytometry and fluorescence microscopy, respectively. Alterations in singlet oxygen and mitochondrial membrane potential were detected...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344247/upregulation-of-the-checkpoint-protein-chfr-is-associated-with-tumor-suppression-in-pancreatic-cancers
#8
Di Zhang, Xiao-Lan Xu, Fei Li, Hai-Chen Sun, Ye-Qing Cui, Shuang Liu, Ping-Yong Xu
The checkpoint with forkhead-associated (FHA) domain and RING-finger (CHFR) protein was identified as a cell cycle checkpoint protein and E3 ubiquitin ligase. In the present study, the potential functions of CHFR in pancreatic cancer were investigated. CHFR expression was measured in five pancreatic cancer cell lines by reverse transcription- quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. Capan-1 cells stably expressing CHFR were established by lentiviral vector transfection. Cell proliferation was assessed using Cell Counting Kit-8, and cell migration/invasion assay was determined using Transwell assays...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342141/monitoring-t-cell-dendritic-cell-interactions-in-vivo-by-intercellular-enzymatic-labelling
#9
Giulia Pasqual, Aleksey Chudnovskiy, Jeroen M J Tas, Marianna Agudelo, Lawrence D Schweitzer, Ang Cui, Nir Hacohen, Gabriel D Victora
Interactions between different cell types are essential for multiple biological processes, including immunity, embryonic development and neuronal signalling. Although the dynamics of cell-cell interactions can be monitored in vivo by intravital microscopy, this approach does not provide any information on the receptors and ligands involved or enable the isolation of interacting cells for downstream analysis. Here we describe a complementary approach that uses bacterial sortase A-mediated cell labelling across synapses of immune cells to identify receptor-ligand interactions between cells in living mice, by generating a signal that can subsequently be detected ex vivo by flow cytometry...
January 17, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341529/-when-the-ward-overflows%C3%A2-the-impact-of-outlying-beds-on-patient-care
#10
Valérie Mosimann, Olivier Lamy, Julien Castioni
Due to the chronic lack of beds in hospitals, patients are often hospitalized in other departments (outlier patients), with a responsible physician working in another department. This causes increased thromboembolics risks, nosocomial infections, falls and delirium in the elderly, morbidity and mortality. Outlier patients, compared to standard patients, stay longer in the emergency department and their discharge documents are available later. Outlying is used daily in the CHUV hospital and new strategies are elaborated to manage patient flow, especially during the flu epidemic...
January 17, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340757/comparing-brain-activity-patterns-during-spontaneous-exploratory-and-cue-instructed-learning-using-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-spect-imaging-of-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-in-freely-behaving-rats
#11
A Mannewitz, J Bock, S Kreitz, A Hess, J Goldschmidt, H Scheich, Katharina Braun
Learning can be categorized into cue-instructed and spontaneous learning types; however, so far, there is no detailed comparative analysis of specific brain pathways involved in these learning types. The aim of this study was to compare brain activity patterns during these learning tasks using the in vivo imaging technique of single photon-emission computed tomography (SPECT) of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF). During spontaneous exploratory learning, higher levels of rCBF compared to cue-instructed learning were observed in motor control regions, including specific subregions of the motor cortex and the striatum, as well as in regions of sensory pathways including olfactory, somatosensory, and visual modalities...
January 16, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338026/flow-cytometric-analysis-identifies-changes-in-s-and-m-phases-as-novel-cell-cycle-alterations-induced-by-the-splicing-inhibitor-isoginkgetin
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Erin J Vanzyl, Kayleigh R C Rick, Alex B Blackmore, Erin M MacFarlane, Bruce C McKay
The spliceosome is a large ribonucleoprotein complex that catalyzes the removal of introns from RNA polymerase II-transcribed RNAs. Spliceosome assembly occurs in a stepwise manner through specific intermediates referred to as pre-spliceosome complexes E, A, B, B* and C. It has been reported that small molecule inhibitors of the spliceosome that target the SF3B1 protein component of complex A lead to the accumulation of cells in the G1 and G2/M phases of the cell cycle. Here we performed a comprehensive flow cytometry analysis of the effects of isoginkgetin (IGG), a natural compound that interferes with spliceosome assembly at a later step, complex B formation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337049/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-activation-enhances-leptomeningeal-collateral-development-and-improves-outcome-after-stroke-in-mice
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Eri Iwasawa, Satoru Ishibashi, Motohiro Suzuki, FuYing Li, Masahiko Ichijo, Kazunori Miki, Takanori Yokota
BACKGROUND: Development of collateral circulation after acute ischemic stroke is triggered by shear stress that occurs in pre-existing arterioles. Recently, sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) on endothelial cells was reported to sense shear stress and transduce its signaling pathways. METHODS: BALB/c mice (n = 118) were subjected to permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) or sham operation. We investigated the effect of an S1P1-selective agonist SEW2871 on leptomeningeal collateral arteries and neurological outcome after pMCAO...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334415/early-burst-in-body-size-evolution-is-uncoupled-from-species-diversification-in-diving-beetles-dytiscidae
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Aurélie Désamoré, Benjamin Laenen, Kelly B Miller, Johannes Bergsten
Changes in morphology are often thought to be linked to changes in species diversification, which is expected to leave a signal of Early Burst (EB) in phenotypic traits. However, such signal is rarely recovered in empirical phylogenies, even for groups with well-known adaptive radiation. Using a comprehensive phylogenetic approach in Dytiscidae, which harbors ~4,300 species with as much as 50-fold variation in body size among them, we ask whether pattern of species diversification correlates with morphological evolution...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334081/bio-inspired-all-optical-artificial-neuromast-for-2d-flow-sensing
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Ben J Wolf, Jonathan A S Morton, William Bill N MacPherson, Sietse M van Netten
We present the design, fabrication and testing of a novel all-optical 2D flow velocity sensor, inspired by a fish lateral line neuromast. This artificial neuromast consists of optical fibres inscribed with Bragg gratings supporting a fluid force recipient sphere. Its dynamic response is modelled based on the Stokes solution for unsteady flow around a sphere and found to agree with experimental results. Tuneable mechanical resonance is predicted, allowing a deconvolution scheme to accurately retrieve fluid flow speed and direction from sensor readings...
January 15, 2018: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333859/chromatographic-separation-and-visual-detection-on-wicking-microfluidic-devices-quantitation-of-cu2-in-surface-ground-and-drinking-water
#16
Gayan C Bandara, Christopher Heist, Vincent T Remcho
Copper is widely applied in industrial and technological applications, and is an essential micro nutrient for humans and animals. However, exposure to high environmental levels of copper, especially through drinking water, can lead to copper toxicity, resulting in severe acute and chronic health effects. Therefore, regular monitoring of aqueous copper ions has become necessary as recent anthropogenic activities have led to elevated environmental concentrations of copper. On-site monitoring processes require an inexpensive, simple, and portable analytical approach capable of generating reliable qualitative and quantitative data efficiently...
January 15, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332101/is-kinesio-taping-to-generate-skin-convolutions-effective-for-increasing-local-blood-circulation
#17
Jae-Man Yang, Jung-Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether traditional application of Kinesio taping, which produces wrinkles in the skin, is effective for improving blood circulation. This study investigated local skin temperature changes after the application of an elastic therapeutic tape using convolution and non-convolution taping methods (CTM/NCTM). MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-eight pain-free men underwent CTM and NCTM randomly applied to the right and left sides of the lower back. Using infrared thermography, skin temperature was measured before, immediately after application, 5 min later, 15 min later, and after the removal of the tape...
January 14, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329274/current-technologies-of-electrochemical-immunosensors-perspective-on-signal-amplification
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Il-Hoon Cho, Jongsung Lee, Jiyeon Kim, Min-Soo Kang, Jean Kyung Paik, Seockmo Ku, Hyun-Mo Cho, Joseph Irudayaraj, Dong-Hyung Kim
An electrochemical immunosensor employs antibodies as capture and detection means to produce electrical charges for the quantitative analysis of target molecules. This sensor type can be utilized as a miniaturized device for the detection of point-of-care testing (POCT). Achieving high-performance analysis regarding sensitivity has been one of the key issues with developing this type of biosensor system. Many modern nanotechnology efforts allowed for the development of innovative electrochemical biosensors with high sensitivity by employing various nanomaterials that facilitate the electron transfer and carrying capacity of signal tracers in combination with surface modification and bioconjugation techniques...
January 12, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324088/validation-of-a-rapid-lateral-flow-method-for-the-detection-of-cows-milk-in-water-buffalo-sheep-or-goat-milk
#19
Patricia Galan-Malo, Isabel Mendiara, Pedro Razquin, Luis Mata
For many years the adulteration of milk from sheep, goats or water buffalos with cows' milk has been a widespread practice due to the higher cost of milk from those other species. Because of this, great concern has been shown by many Protected Designation of Origin councils that have to assure the quality and genuineness of the cheese produced by their associates. Therefore, the whole production chain needs analytical tools that allow the control of potential adulteration. Rapid methods to be used in the field are scarce and have not been validated according to international guidelines...
January 11, 2018: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323226/lateral-and-basal-amygdala-account-for-opposite-behavioral-responses-during-the-long-term-expression-of-fearful-memories
#20
Eugenio Manassero, Annamaria Renna, Luisella Milano, Benedetto Sacchetti
Memories of fearful events can be maintained throughout the lifetime of animals. Here we showed that lesions of the lateral nucleus (LA) performed shortly after training impaired the retention of long-term memories, assessed by the concomitant measurement of two dissociable defensive responses, freezing and avoidance in rats. Strikingly, when LA lesions were performed four weeks after training, rats did not show freezing to a learned threat stimulus, but they were able to direct their responses away from it...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
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