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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640594/biomedical-diagnostics-enabled-by-integrated-organic-and-printed-electronics
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Termeh Ahmadraji, Laura Gonzalez-Macia, Tapio Ritvonen, Andreas Willert, Saara Tuurala, Satu Ylimaula, David Donaghy, Mika Suhonen, Dave Smart, Vitaly Efremov, Aoife Morrin, Reinhard R Baumann, Munira Raja, Antti Kemppainen, Anthony J Killard
Organic and printed electronics integration has the potential to revolutionise many technologies, including biomedical diag-nostics. This work demonstrates the successful integration of multiple printed electronic functionalities into a single device capable of the measurement of hydrogen peroxide, and total cholesterol. The single-use device employed printed electrochemical sen-sors for hydrogen peroxide electroreduction integrated with printed electrochromic display and battery. The system was driven by a conventional electronic circuit designed to illustrate the complete integration of silicon ICs via pick and place, or using organic electronic circuits...
June 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634674/prognostic-impact-of-nutritional-status-assessed-by-the-controlling-nutritional-status-score-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Hideki Wada, Tomotaka Dohi, Katsumi Miyauchi, Shinichiro Doi, Hirokazu Konishi, Ryo Naito, Shuta Tsuboi, Manabu Ogita, Takatoshi Kasai, Shinya Okazaki, Kikuo Isoda, Satoru Suwa, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Recently, malnutrition has been shown to be related to worse clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure. However, the association between nutritional status and clinical outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) remains unclear. We investigated the prognostic value of malnutrition assessed by the Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT; range 0-12, higher = worse, consisting of serum albumin, cholesterol and lymphocytes) score in patients with CAD. METHODS: The CONUT score was measured on admission in a total of 1987 patients with stable CAD who underwent elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between 2000 and 2011...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634536/telavancin-a-novel-semisynthetic-lipoglycopeptide-agent-to-counter-the-challenge-of-resistant-gram-positive-pathogens
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Biswadeep Das, Chayna Sarkar, Debasmita Das, Amit Gupta, Arnav Kalra, Shubham Sahni
Telavancin (TD-6424), a semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide vancomycin-derivative, is a novel antimicrobial agent developed by Theravance for overcoming resistant Gram-positive bacterial infections, specifically methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) had approved telavancin in 2009 for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs) caused by Gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA (S. aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus anginosus group, or Enterococcus faecalis)...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633849/effects-of-bovine-serum-albumin-on-a-single-cavitation-bubble
#4
Shuibao Qi, Badreddine Assouar, Weizhong Chen
The dynamics and sonoluminescence (SL) of a single cavitation bubble in bovine serum albumin (BSA) aqueous solutions have been experimentally and theoretically investigated. A phase-locked integral imaging has been used to record the bubble pulsation evolutions. The results show that, under the optimum driving condition, the endurable driving pressure, maximum radius, radius compression ratio and SL intensity of the cavitation bubble increase correspondingly with the increase of BSA concentrations within the critical micelle concentration, which indicates that the addition of BSA increases the power capability of the cavitation bubble...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631185/the-increased-expression-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-leads-to-a-decrease-of-fecundity-in-transgenic-large-white-female-pigs
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Kai Jiang, Pan Xu, Wanbo Li, Qiang Yang, Longyun Li, Chuanmin Qiao, Huanfa Gong, Hao Zheng, Zhimin Zhou, Hao Fu, Qiuyan Li, Yuyun Xing, Jun Ren
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a pituitary gonadotropin regulating reproduction in mammals. Overexpression of the exogenous FSHα/β genes from Chinese Erhualian pigs improved female fecundity of transgenic (TG) mice and male spermatogenesis ability of Large White TG boars. Here, we investigated the impact of the exogenous FSHα/β genes on female reproductive performance of Large White TG pigs. First, we identified the integration site of the exogenous FSHα/β genes at 140,646,456 bp on chromosome 9 in these TG pigs using whole-genome sequencing...
June 19, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630461/antrodia-cinnamomea-reduces-obesity-and-modulates-the-gut-microbiota-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
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C-J Chang, C-C Lu, C-S Lin, J Martel, Y-F Ko, D M Ojcius, T-R Wu, Y-H Tsai, T-S Yeh, J-J Lu, H-C Lai, J D Young
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with gut microbiota dysbiosis, disrupted intestinal barrier and chronic inflammation. Given the high and increasing prevalence of obesity worldwide, anti-obesity treatments that are safe, effective and widely available would be beneficial. We examined whether the medicinal mushroom Antrodia cinnamomea may reduce obesity in mice fed with a high-fat diet (HFD). METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice were fed a HFD for eight weeks to induce obesity and chronic inflammation...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627869/the-effects-of-detergent-micelles-on-lipid-binding-to-proteins-in-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Michael Landreh, Joana Costeira-Paulo, Joseph Gault, Erik G Marklund, Carol V Robinson
A wide variety of biological processes rely upon interactions between proteins and lipids, ranging from molecular transport to the organization of the cell membrane. It was recently established that electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) is capable of capturing transient interactions between membrane proteins and their lipid environment, and a detailed understanding of the underlying processes is therefore of high importance. Here, we apply ESI-MS to investigate the factors that govern complex formation in solution and gas phases by comparing non-selective lipid binding with soluble and membrane proteins...
June 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627174/integrative-analysis-of-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-in-mice
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Kumsun Cho, Sang-Il Min, Sanghyun Ahn, Seung-Kee Min, Curie Ahn, Kyung-Sang Yu, In-Jin Jang, Joo-Youn Cho, Jongwon Ha
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a strategy to induce resistance in a target organ against the oxidative stress and injury caused by ischemia and reperfusion (IR). RIPC harnesses the body's endogenous protective capabilities through brief episodes of IR applied in organs remote from the target. Few studies have analyzed this phenomenon in the kidney. Furthermore, the window of protection representing RIPC efficacy has not been fully elucidated. Here, we performed a multi-omics study to specify those associated with protective effects of RIPC against the IR injury...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625041/energy-regulation-in-newly-diagnosed-tb-with-chronic-energy-deficiency-free-fatty-acids-and-rbp4
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Nurpudji A Taslim, Devintha Virani, Ni Ketut Sumartini, Karmila, Agussalim Bukhari, Aminuddin, Suryani As'ad, Raden Satriono, Haerani Rasyid, Irawaty Djaharuddin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Energy metabolism may be dysfunctionally integral between host and infective agent in active tuberculosis, mediated by adipocytokines and free fatty acids (FFA) as the products of triglyceride lipolysis in fat, blood or other tissues. Retinol Binding Protein 4 (RBP4) and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) are candidate adipocytokines. The possibility of a deleterious metabolic nexus in chronic energy deficiency (CED) (BMI <18.5 kg/m2) is explored. METHODS AND DESIGN: Newly diagnosed patients with tuberculosis (n=63) were selected using consecutive random sampling at a Centre for the Care and Treatment of Lung Diseases in Makassar, Indonesia...
June 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624617/core-shell-iron-oxide-layered-double-hydroxide-high-electrochemical-sensing-performance-of-h2o2-biomarker-in-live-cancer-cells-with-plasma-therapeutics
#10
Muhammad Asif, Hongwei Liu, Ayesha Aziz, Haitao Wang, Zhengyun Wang, Muhammad Ajmal, Fei Xiao, Hongfang Liu
In this work, we develop a new type of multifunctional core-shell nanomaterial by controllable integration of CuAl layered double hydroxides (LDHs) over the surface of iron oxides (Fe3O4) nanospheres (NSs) to fabricate (Fe3O4@CuAl NSs) hybrid material with interior tunability of LDH phase and explore its practical application in ultrasensitive detection of emerging biomarker, i.e., H2O2 as cancer diagnostic probe. In addition, atmospheric pressure plasmas (APPs) have also been used as potential therapeutic approach for cancer treatment...
June 3, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624447/enhanced-first-trimester-screening-for-trisomy-21-with-contingent-cell-free-fetal-dna-a-comparative-performance-and-cost-analysis
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Tianhua Huang, Wendy S Meschino, Mari Teitelbaum, Shelley Dougan, Nan Okun
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal screening for trisomy 21 is a standard of care. Emerging cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) technologies can improve screening performance, but they are expensive. This study was conducted to propose a contingent screening model that would incorporate cffDNA technology, would remain affordable, and could be applied equitably in a publically funded system. METHODS: Using performance and cost parameters from published literature, four prenatal screening strategies were compared...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623529/ameliorative-effect-of-omega-3-on-spermatogenesis-testicular-antioxidant-status-and-preimplantation-embryo-development-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats
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Mehdi Khavarimehr, Vahid Nejati, Mazdak Razi, Gholamreza Najafi
PURPOSE: The present study was done to determine the ameliorative effect of polyunsaturated fatty acid omega-3 against experimental diabetes-induced damages on testicular tissue, sperm parameters and preimplantation embryo development in rat model. METHODS: Thirty-two mature male rats were divided into two control and test groups. The experimental diabetes (50 mg kg(-1) streptozotocin, ip) was induced in test group and subdivided into non-treated diabetic, 300 and 600 mg kg(-1) omega-3-treated (orally by gavage) groups...
June 16, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622803/lab-on-paper-chip-integrated-with-si-gnrs-for-electroanalysis-of-diazepam
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Jagriti Narang, Chaitali Singhal, Ashish Mathur, Manika Khanuja, Ankur Varshney, Kartikey Garg, Tulika Dahiya, C S Pundir
We describe herein the fabrication of an electrochemical microfluidic paper based device (EμPAD) for the detection of diazepam, a sedative, anxiety-relieving and muscle-relaxing drug. To achieve it, silica coated gold nanorods (Si@GNRs) were synthesized and drop casted on an electrochemical microfluidic paper based device (EμPAD) for the detection of diazepam. The synthesized composites were characterized by recording its images in scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM)...
August 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619032/the-role-of-intracellular-trafficking-of-cdse-zns-qds-on-their-consequent-toxicity-profile
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Bella B Manshian, Thomas F Martens, Karsten Kantner, Kevin Braeckmans, Stefaan C De Smedt, Jo Demeester, Gareth J S Jenkins, Wolfgang J Parak, Beatriz Pelaz, Shareen H Doak, Uwe Himmelreich, Stefaan J Soenen
BACKGROUND: Nanoparticle interactions with cellular membranes and the kinetics of their transport and localization are important determinants of their functionality and their biological consequences. Understanding these phenomena is fundamental for the translation of such NPs from in vitro to in vivo systems for bioimaging and medical applications. Two CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QD) with differing surface functionality (NH2 or COOH moieties) were used here for investigating the intracellular uptake and transport kinetics of these QDs...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618930/gallic-acid-against-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-integrated-scheme-of-the-potential-mechanisms-of-action-from-in-vivo-study
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Hadeer A Aglan, Hanaa H Ahmed, Sayed A El-Toumy, Nadia S Mahmoud
The global burden of hepatocellular carcinoma is increasing; actually, it is estimated as 750,000 new cases annually. This study was initiated to emphasize the possibility that gallic acid could alleviate hepatocarcinogenesis in vivo. In this study, 40 rats were enrolled and distributed as follows; group 1 was set as negative control, while all of groups 2, 3, and 4 were orally received N-nitrosodiethylamine for hepatocellular carcinoma induction. Group 2 was left untreated, whereas groups 3 and 4 were orally treated with gallic acid and doxorubicin, respectively...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616986/on-a-chip-biosensing-based-on-all-dielectric-nanoresonators
#16
Ozlem Yavas, Mikael Svedendahl, Paulina Dobosz, Vanesa Sanz, Romain Quidant
Nanophotonics has become a key enabling technology in biomedicine with great promises in early diagnosis and less invasive therapies. In this context, the unique capability of plasmonic noble metal nanoparticles to concentrate light on the nanometer scale has widely contributed to biosensing and enhanced spectroscopy. Recently, high-refractive index dielectric nanostructures featuring low loss resonances have been proposed as a promising alternative to nanoplasmonics, potentially offering better sensing performances along with full compatibility with the microelectronics industry...
June 16, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614179/molecular-hydrogen-inhalation-attenuates-postoperative-cognitive-impairment-in-rats
#17
Yuchang Xin, Huiying Liu, Peng Zhang, Liuhui Chang, Keliang Xie
Postoperative cognitive decline is a major clinical problem with high morbidity and mortality after surgery. Many studies have found that molecular hydrogen (H2) has significant neuroprotection against acute and chronic neurological injury by regulating inflammation and apoptosis. In this study, we hypothesized that H2 treatment could ameliorate the development of cognitive impairment following surgery. Adult male rats were subjected to stabilized tibial fracture operation under anesthesia. Two percent of H2 was inhaled for 3 h beginning at 1 h after surgery...
June 13, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612913/the-usefulness-of-soluble-st2-and-galectin-3-as-novel-biomarkers-for-better-risk-stratification-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Monika Gawor, Mateusz Śpiewak, Jadwiga Janas, Katarzyna Kożuch, Aleksandra Wróbel, Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Rafał Baranowski, Magdalena Marczak, Jacek Grzybowski
BACKGROUND: Estimation of sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk is an integral part of clinical management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Identification of novel biomarkers of this disease can provide additional criteria for SCD risk stratification. Soluble suppression of tumorigenicity (sST2) and galectin-3 (Gal-3) are useful biomarkers for prognosis of heart failure (HF). Both of them appear to mediate cardiac fibrosis - an important pathogenetic process in HCM. Data about sST2 and Gal-3 usefulness in patients with HCM are limited...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611154/cytoresistance-after-acute-kidney-injury-is-limited-to-the-recovery-period-of-proximal-tubule-integrity-and-possibly-involves-hippo-yap-signaling
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Takamasa Iwakura, Yoshihide Fujigaki, Tomoyuki Fujikura, Takayuki Tsuji, Naro Ohashi, Akihiko Kato, Hideo Yasuda
Rat proximal tubule (PT) cells that have recovered from severe acute kidney injury induced by uranyl acetate (UA) develop cytoresistance to subsequent UA treatments. We reported that enhanced G1 arrest might contribute to cytoresistance. Herein, we examined these mechanisms by investigating Yes-associated protein (YAP), a regulator of cell number, and survivin, a downstream mediator of YAP that inhibits apoptosis. Rats pretreated with saline (vehicle group) or UA (AKI group) were injected with UA 2 weeks, 2 months, or 6 months after treatment...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610396/nanoparticle-delivery-of-artesunate-enhances-the-anti-tumor-efficiency-by-activating-mitochondria-mediated-cell-apoptosis
#20
Rui Liu, Xiwei Yu, Chang Su, Yijie Shi, Liang Zhao
Artemisinin and its derivatives were considered to exert a broad spectrum of anti-cancer activities, and they induced significant anti-cancer effects in tumor cells. Artemisinin and its derivatives could be absorbed quickly, and they were widely distributed, selectively killing tumor cells. Since low concentrations of artesunate primarily depended on oncosis to induce cell death in tumor cells, its anti-tumor effects were undesirable and limited. To obtain better anti-tumor effects, in this study, we took advantage of a new nanotechnology to design novel artesunate-loaded bovine serum albumin nanoparticles to achieve the mitochondrial accumulation of artesunate and induce mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
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