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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143987/effect-of-body-temperature-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-a-triarylmethyl-type-paramagnetic-contrast-agent-used-in-epr-oximetry
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Ken-Ichiro Matsumoto, Fuminori Hyodo, James B Mitchell, Murali C Krishna
PURPOSE: Pharmacokinetics of the tri[8-carboxy-2,2,6,6-tetrakis(2-hydroxymethyl)benzo[1,2-d:4,5-d']bis(1,3)dithio-4-yl]methyl radical (Oxo63) after a single bolus and/or continuous intravenous infusion was investigated in tumor-bearing C3H mice with or without body temperature control while under anesthesia. METHOD: The in vivo time course of Oxo63 in blood was measured using X-band electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Distribution of Oxo63 in normal muscle and tumor tissues was obtained using a surface coil resonator and a 700-MHz electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer...
November 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142605/aviscumine-a-recombinant-ribosomal-inhibitor-increases-the-antitumor-activity-of-natural-killer-cells
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Gabriele Gamerith, Arno Amann, Bettina Schenk, Thomas Auer, Hans Lentzen, Dirk O Mügge, Katharina M Cima, Judith Löffler-Ragg, Wolfgang Hilbe, Heinz Zwierzina
Aviscumine, a recombinant lectin I, has been identified as an immunomodulatory agent within a new class of ribotoxic stress-inducing anticancer substances that have demonstrated efficacy in phase I/II trials. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the presumed effect of aviscumine on enhancing human natural killer (NK) cell antitumor cytotoxicity. To measure the effect of aviscumine on human NK cell cytotoxicity, chromium-51-release assays against K-562 cells were performed with isolated NK cells from the whole blood of 34 healthy volunteers...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137227/re-balance-of-memory-t-cell-subsets-in-peripheral-blood-from-patients-with-cml-after-tki-treatment
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Danlin Yao, Ling Xu, Jiaxiong Tan, Yikai Zhang, Shuai Lu, Mingde Li, Sichun Lu, Lijian Yang, Shaohua Chen, Jie Chen, Jing Lai, Yuhong Lu, Xiuli Wu, Xianfeng Zha, Yangqiu Li
T cell immune surveillance is considered an important host protection process for inhibiting carcinogenesis. The full capacity of T cell immune surveillance is dependent on T cell homeostasis, particularly for central memory T (TCM) cells and stem cell memory T (TSCM) cells. In this study, distribution of T cell subsets in peripheral blood from 12 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and 12 cases with CML in complete remission (CR) was analyzed using a multicolor flow cytometer, and 16 samples from healthy individuals (HIs) served as control...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136520/characterization-of-myeloid-cell-populations-in-human-testes-collected-after-sex-reassignment-surgery
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Rosalie Ponte, Franck P Dupuy, Fadi Brimo, Vikram Mehraj, Pierre Brassard, Maud Belanger, Ekaterina Yurchenko, Mohammad-Ali Jenabian, Nicole F Bernard, Jean-Pierre Routy
The testis has been described in animal models as a site of immune privilege, which protects spermatids against tissue damage during inflammation. Myeloid cells, including macrophages and dendritic cells (DC), are defined as key players in the testicular immune privilege in animal models. However, their distribution and frequency in human testis remain poorly described. To overcome the challenges related to tissue sampling, we obtained testicular tissue from men under hormonal therapy who elected to have sex reassignment surgery (SRS)...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135655/neutrophil-activation-and-enhanced-release-of-granule-products-in-hiv-tb-immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome
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Justine K Nakiwala, Naomi F Walker, Collin R Diedrich, William Worodria, Graeme Meintjes, Robert J Wilkinson, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Robert Colebunders, Luc Kestens, Katalin A Wilkinson, David M Lowe
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (TB-IRIS) remains incompletely understood. Neutrophils are implicated in tuberculosis pathology but detailed investigations in TB-IRIS are lacking. We sought to further explore the biology of TB-IRIS and in particular the role of neutrophils. SETTING: Two observational, prospective cohort studies in HIV/TB co-infected patients starting antiretroviral therapy, one to analyze gene expression and subsequently one to explore neutrophil biology...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132023/quantification-of-fluorescent-dyes-in-organ-tissue-samples-via-hplc-analysis
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S Morsbach, A García-Bardon, J Kamuf, B Müller, N Beghersa, K Mohr, K Landfester
The determination of regional blood flow via the accumulation of fluorescent microspheres is a concept regularly used in medical research. Typically, the microbeads get extracted from the tissue of interest and are then quantified by measuring the absorption or fluorescence of the incorporated dyes without further separation from the medium. However, in that case the absorption spectra of different dyes can overlap when used simultaneously, leading to an overestimation of the concentration. Additionally, background absorption from the medium can be problematic...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131246/study-on-the-distribution-of-cd8-memory-t-cell-subsets-and-ifn-%C3%AE-level-during-the-spontaneous-clearance-of-hepatitis-b-virus-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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X-J Ma, X-F Chen, W-L Chen, R Chen, J Huang, X-D Luo, J-Y Liao, X-P Chen
OBJECTIVE: To study the alteration of CD8+ memory T cell subsets under different immune statuses during the spontaneous clearance of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Chinese patients with chronic HBV infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed Chinese patients with chronic HBV infection including 10 patients with Hepatitis B surface Antigen (HBsAg) spontaneous seroconversion, 25 patients with Hepatitis B virus e Antigen (HBeAg) spontaneous seroconversion, 25 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and 25 chronic HBV carriers...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127315/human-gingiva-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorate-streptozoticin-induced-t1dm-in-mice-via-suppression-of-t-effector-cells-and-up-regulating-treg-subsets
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Wei Zhang, Li Zhou, Junlong Dang, Ximei Zhang, Julie Wang, Yanming Chen, Jichao Liang, Dongqing Li, Jilin Ma, Jia Yuan, Weiwen Chen, Homayoun H Zadeh, Nancy Olsen, Song Guo Zheng
There is yet no cure for type 1 diabetes (T1DM) so far. A significant body of evidence has demonstrated that bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) showed great potential in controlling T1DM. But there exists much difficulty in using BMSCs as a clinical therapy. We here test whether a new population of mesenchymal stem cells from human gingiva (GMSCs), which has many advantages over BMSCs, can delay or prevent progress of T1DM. GMSCs were adoptively transferred to multiple low-dose streptozotocin (STZ)-induced T1DM...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125413/a-computational-fluid-dynamics-simulation-framework-for-ventricular-catheter-design-optimization
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Sofy H Weisenberg, Stephanie C TerMaath, Charlotte N Barbier, Judith C Hill, James A Killeffer
OBJECTIVE Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts are the primary treatment for patients suffering from hydrocephalus. While proven effective in symptom relief, these shunt systems are plagued by high failure rates and often require repeated revision surgeries to replace malfunctioning components. One of the leading causes of CSF shunt failure is obstruction of the ventricular catheter by aggregations of cells, proteins, blood clots, or fronds of choroid plexus that occlude the catheter's small inlet holes or even the full internal catheter lumen...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125337/the-value-of-superb-microvascular-imaging-in-differentiating-benign-renal-mass-from-malignant-renal-tumor-a-retrospective-study
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Yiran Mao, Jie Mu, Jing Zhao, Lihui Zhao, Xiaojie Xin
OBJECTIVE: This study is to evaluate the value of SMI in assessing renal tumor vascularity and in differentiating benign from malignant renal tumors. METHODS: Patients with pathologically-confirmed renal mass who underwent CDFI and SMI examination between October 2016 and March 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were classified into benign renal mass group and malignant tumor group according to their pathological results. The vascularity, vascular distribution and vessel morphology obtained from the two scanning methods were analyzed and compared between the two groups...
November 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122079/sinonasal-t-cell-expression-of-cytotoxic-mediators-granzyme-b-and-perforin-is-reduced-in-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Sarah E Smith, Rodney J Schlosser, James R Yawn, Jose L Mattos, Zachary M Soler, Jennifer K Mulligan
BACKGROUND: CD8+ T cells and natural killer (NK) cells are cytotoxic cells that use granzyme B (GrB) and perforin. Defective cytotoxic function is known to play a role in dysregulated immune response as seen in chronic sinusitis, also referred to as chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). However, to our knowledge, in the United States, neither GrB or perforin expression has been reported in patients with CRS. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate sinonasal cytotoxic cells, their mediators, and cell-specific distribution of these mediators in patients with CRS with nasal polyp (CRSwNP) and in patients with CRS without nasal polyp (CRSsNP)...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121932/hemodynamics-analysis-of-the-serial-stenotic-coronary-arteries
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Xin Liu, Changnong Peng, Yufa Xia, Zhifan Gao, Pengcheng Xu, Xiaoqing Wang, Zhanchao Xian, Youbing Yin, Liqun Jiao, Defeng Wang, Lin Shi, Wenhua Huang, Xin Liu, Heye Zhang
Coronary arterial stenoses, particularly serial stenoses in a single branch, are responsible for complex hemodynamic properties of the coronary arterial trees, and the uncertain prognosis of invasive intervention. Critical information of the blood flow redistribution in the stenotic arterial segments is required for the adequate treatment planning. Therefore, in this study, an image based non-invasive functional assessment is performed to investigate the hemodynamic significances of serial stenoses. Twenty patient-specific coronary arterial trees with different combinations of stenoses were reconstructed from the computer tomography angiography for the evaluation of the hemodynamics...
November 9, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121298/human-neural-correlates-of-sevoflurane-induced-unconsciousness
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B J A Palanca, M S Avidan, G A Mashour
Sevoflurane, a volatile anaesthetic agent well-tolerated for inhalation induction, provides a useful opportunity to elucidate the processes whereby halogenated ethers disrupt consciousness and cognition. Multiple molecular targets of sevoflurane have been identified, complementing imaging and electrophysiologic markers for the mechanistically obscure progression from wakefulness to unconsciousness. Recent investigations have more precisely detailed scalp EEG activity during this transition, with practical clinical implications...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116801/effects-of-surface-charge-of-hyperbranched-polymers-on-cytotoxicity-dynamic-cellular-uptake-and-localization-hemotoxicity-and-pharmacokinetics-in-mice
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Liyu Chen, Joshua D Simpson, Adrian V Fuchs, Barbara E Rolfe, Kristofer J Thurecht
Nanoscaled polymeric materials are increasingly being investigated as pharmaceutical products, drug/gene delivery vectors, or health-monitoring devices. Surface charge is one of the dominant parameters that regulates nanomaterial behavior in vivo. In this paper, we demonstrated how control over chemical synthesis allowed manipulation of nanoparticle surface charge, which in turn greatly influenced the in vivo behavior. Three methacrylate/methacrylamide-based monomers were used to synthesize well-defined hyperbranched polymers (HBP) by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114229/structural-control-of-microvessel-diameters-origins-of-metabolic-signals
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Bettina Reglin, Timothy W Secomb, Axel R Pries
Diameters of microvessels undergo continuous structural adaptation in response to hemodynamic and metabolic stimuli. To ensure adequate flow distribution, metabolic responses are needed to increase diameters of vessels feeding poorly perfused regions. Possible modes of metabolic control include release of signaling substances from vessel walls, from the supplied tissue and from red blood cells (RBC). Here, a theoretical model was used to compare the abilities of these metabolic control modes to provide adequate tissue oxygenation, and to generate blood flow velocities in agreement with experimental observations...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114181/kinetic-modelling-of-infection-tracers-18-f-fdg-68-ga-ga-citrate-11-c-methionine-and-11-c-donepezil-in-a-porcine-osteomyelitis-model
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Lars Jødal, Svend B Jensen, Ole L Nielsen, Pia Afzelius, Per Borghammer, Aage K O Alstrup, Søren B Hansen
Introduction: Positron emission tomography (PET) is increasingly applied for infection imaging using [(18)F]FDG as tracer, but uptake is unspecific. The present study compares the kinetics of [(18)F]FDG and three other PET tracers with relevance for infection imaging. Methods: A juvenile porcine osteomyelitis model was used. Eleven pigs underwent PET/CT with 60-minute dynamic PET imaging of [(18)F]FDG, [(68)Ga]Ga-citrate, [(11)C]methionine, and/or [(11)C]donepezil, along with blood sampling...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112148/effects-of-polysaccharides-from-platycodon-grandiflorum-on-immunity-enhancing-activity-in-vitro
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Xiaona Zhao, Yuge Wang, Peng Yan, Guodong Cheng, Cheng Wang, Na Geng, Xuepeng Wang, Jianzhu Liu
The study is aimed at investigating the immunoenhancement activity of polysaccharides from Platycodon grandiflorum polysaccharides (PGPSs) in vitro. In this study, some research on lymphocyte proliferation, cell cycle, and the levels of CD4⁺ and CD8⁺ T cells were performed. Four different concentrations of PGPSs (PGPStc, PGPS60c, PGPS80c, and PGPStp) were harvested and added to peripheral blood T lymphocytes. We observed significant increases in T lymphocyte proliferation at PGPStc groups individually or synergistically with phytohemagglutinin (PHA) at most concentrations, and their lymphocyte proliferation rates were the highest...
November 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102509/application-of-an-uhplc-ms-ms-method-to-tissue-distribution-and-excretion-study-of-2-2-hydroxypropanamido-benzoic-acid-in-rats
#18
Qili Zhang, Jiao Guan, Shasha Li, Yunli Zhao, Zhiguo Yu
2-(2-Hydroxypropanamido) benzoic acid (HPABA) is a potential anti-inflammatory agent isolated from the marine fungus Penicillium chrysogenum. In vivo tissue distribution and excretion of HPABA were unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this paper was to establish an UHPLC-MS/MS method for the determination of HPABA and proceed to apply for the study of tissue distribution and excretion in rats. The results obtained indicated that HPABA in tissues was rapidly distributed and cleared. The highest level was found in intestine and stomach, followed by kidney, liver, lung and heart...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101895/understanding-the-viscoelastic-behavior-of-arterial-elastin-in-glucose-via-relaxation-time-distribution-spectrum
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Yunjie Wang, Haiyue Li, Yanhang Zhang
Elastin is a critical extracellular matrix protein that provides many biological tissues with resilience. In elastic arteries such as aorta, elasticity is crucial for energy storage and transmission of the pulsatile blood flow. As one of the main mechanisms of aging, non-enzymatic glycation can greatly compromise the mechanical properties of the long-lived elastin. In this study, effect of glucose on the viscoelastic behavior of purified porcine aortic elastin was investigated through stress relaxation tests and the corresponding relaxation time distribution spectra...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098734/regulation-of-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-astrocytes-mechanisms-consequences-and-unknowns
#20
Joshua G Jackson, Michael B Robinson
Astrocytes are the major glial cell in the central nervous system. These polarized cells possess numerous processes that ensheath the vasculature and contact synapses. Astrocytes play important roles in synaptic signaling, neurotransmitter synthesis and recycling, control of nutrient uptake, and control of local blood flow. Many of these processes depend on local metabolism and/or energy utilization. While astrocytes respond to increases in neuronal activity and metabolic demand by upregulating glycolysis and glycogenolysis, astrocytes also possess significant capacity for oxidative (mitochondrial) metabolism...
November 3, 2017: Glia
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