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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156787/natural-compound-bavachalcone-promotes-the-differentiation-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-neovascularization-through-the-ror%C3%AE-erythropoietin-ampk-axis
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Shuang Ling, Rong-Zhen Ni, Yunyun Yuan, Yan-Qi Dang, Qian-Mei Zhou, Shuang Liang, Fujiang Guo, Wei Feng, Yuanyuan Chen, Katsumi Ikeda, Yukio Yamori, Jin-Wen Xu
In cardiovascular diseases, endothelial function is impaired and the level of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is low. This study investigated whether the natural bioactive component bavachalcone (BavaC) induces the differentiation of EPCs and neovascularization in vivo; the underlying mechanisms were also examined. We observed that the treatment of rat bone marrow-derived cells with a very low dose of BavaC significantly promoted EPC differentiation. In our hindlimb ischemia models, low-dose BavaC administered orally for 14 days stimulated the recovery of ischemic hindlimb blood flow, increased circulating EPCs, and promoted capillary angiogenesis...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156596/microvesicle-involvement-in-shiga-toxin-associated-infection
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REVIEW
Annie Villysson, Ashmita Tontanahal, Diana Karpman
Shiga toxin is the main virulence factor of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, a non-invasive pathogen that releases virulence factors in the intestine, causing hemorrhagic colitis and, in severe cases, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS manifests with acute renal failure, hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia. Shiga toxin induces endothelial cell damage leading to platelet deposition in thrombi within the microvasculature and the development of thrombotic microangiopathy, mostly affecting the kidney. Red blood cells are destroyed in the occlusive capillary lesions...
November 19, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156422/syndecan-1-in-mechanosensing-of-nanotopological-cues-in-engineered-materials
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Victoria Le, Jason Lee, Somali Chaterji, Adrianne Spencer, Yen-Liang Liu, Peter Kim, Hsin-Chih Yeh, Deok-Ho Kim, Aaron B Baker
The cells of the vascular system are highly sensitive to biophysical cues from their local cellular microenvironment. To engineer improved materials for vascular devices and delivery of cell therapies, a key challenge is to understand the mechanisms that cells use to sense biophysical cues from their environment. Syndecans are heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) that consist of a protein core modified with heparan sulfate glycosaminoglycan chains. Due to their presence on the cell surface and their interaction with cytoskeletal and focal adhesion associated molecules, cell surface proteoglycans are well poised to serve as mechanosensors of the cellular microenvironment...
November 9, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156206/cytokine-release-syndrome-who-is-at-risk-and-how-to-treat
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REVIEW
Noelle Frey
T-cell engaging therapies such as blinatumomab and anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells have revolutionized our approach to patients with relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). However, the immune activation responsible for high remission rates is also responsible for the unique treatment-related toxicity of cytokine release syndrome (CRS). The clinical signs of CRS include fever, hemodynamic instability, and capillary leak, which correlate with T-cell activation and elevated cytokine levels...
December 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155694/paracentral-acute-middle-maculopathy-in-primary-congenital-glaucoma
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Yavuz K Aribas, Zeynep Aktas, Kemal Bayrakceken, Tuba Atalay, Sengul Ozdek
PURPOSE: To report a case of primary congenital glaucoma associated with paracentral acute middle maculopathy. METHODS: A case report. RESULTS: A 14-year-old girl with undiagnosed primary congenital glaucoma was referred for the evaluation of sudden vision loss a week after the initial symptoms. Visual acuity was counting fingers at 2 m in the right eye. Examination of her right eye revealed corneal stromal scar like Haab striae, splinter hemorrhage at the temporal border of the optic disk, perivenular hemorrhage, and fern-like white area at the macula...
November 16, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155229/particle-agglomeration-of-chitosan-magnesium-aluminum-silicate-nanocomposites-for-direct-compression-tablets
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Rapee Khlibsuwan, Thaned Pogjanyakul
Exfoliated nanocomposites of chitosan-magnesium aluminum silicate (CS-MAS) particles are characterized by good compressibility but poor flowability. Thus, the aims of this study were to investigate agglomerates of CS-MAS nanocomposites prepared using the agglomerating agents water, ethanol, or polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) for flowability enhancement and to evaluate the agglomerates obtained as direct compression fillers for tablets. The results showed that the addition of agglomerating agents did not affect crystallinity, but slightly influenced thermal behavior of the CS-MAS nanocomposites...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154790/recognition-of-rare-hemoglobin-variants-by-hemoglobin-a1c-measurement-procedures
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Sydney W Strickland, Sean T Campbell, Randie R Little, David E Bruns, Lindsay A L Bazydlo
BACKGROUND: Unrecognized hemoglobinopathies can lead to measured hemoglobin A1c (Hb A1c) concentrations that are erroneous or misleading. We determined the effects of rare hemoglobin variants on capillary electrophoresis (CE) and HPLC methods for measurement of Hb A1c. METHODS: We prospectively investigated samples in which Hb A1c was measured by CE during a 14-month period. For samples in which the electropherograms suggested the presence of rare hemoglobinopathies, hemoglobin variants were identified by molecular analysis or by comparison with electropherograms of known variants...
November 14, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154539/electrokinetic-removal-of-dodecyl-sulfate-micelles-from-digested-protein-samples-prior-to-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Ria Marni Tubaon, Paul Raymond Haddad, Joselito P Quirino
In proteomics, dodecyl sulfate (DS-) as sodium salt is commonly used in protein solubilization prior to tryptic digestion, but the presence of the DS- hampers the electrospray ionization mass spectrometric (ESI-MS) analysis. The development of DS- depletion techniques is therefore important especially when dealing with small samples where there could be poor sensitivity due to sample loss or dilution during sample preparation. Here, we present a simple and fast electrokinetic removal method of DS- from small volumes of peptide and digested protein samples prior to ESI-MS...
November 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154426/microvascular-dysfunction-and-cardiac-fibrosis-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-case-report
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Nikhil Narang, Diego Medvedofsky, Kathryn Dryer, Sanjiv J Shah, Charles J Davidson, Amit R Patel, John E A Blair
We report the case of a 55-year-old woman with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), who presented with hypertensive urgency and pulmonary oedema. The patient was medically optimized and underwent cardiac catheterization revealing pulmonary hypertension, elevated pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, normal cardiac index, and non-obstructive coronary disease. Invasive evaluation of coronary flow revealed blunted coronary flow reserve and increased index of microvascular resistance. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated reduced global myocardial perfusion and diffuse interstitial fibrosis...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154400/a-chiral-enantioseparation-generic-strategy-for-anti-alzheimer-and-antifungal-drugs-by-short-end-injection-capillary-electrophoresis-using-an-experimental-design-approach
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Ahmed M Abdel-Megied, Rasha S Hanafi, Hassan Y Aboul-Enein
The present study describes a generic strategy using capillary electrophoretic (CE) method for chiral enantioseparation of anti-Alzheimer drugs, namely, donepezil (DON), rivastigmine (RIV), and antifungal drugs, namely, ketoconazole (KET), Itraconazole (ITR), fluconazole (FLU), and sertaconazole (SRT) in which these drugs have different basic and acidic properties. Several modified cyclodextrins (CDs) were applied for enantioseparation of racemates such as highly sulfated α, γ CDs, hydroxyl propyl-β-CD, and Sulfobutyl ether-β-CD...
November 20, 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154311/precise-measurement-of-inner-diameter-of-mono-capillary-optic-using-x-ray-imaging-technique
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Soonmu Kwon, Jae Hong Lim, Yoshiharu Namba, Kwon Su Chon
BACKGROUND: Mono-capillary optics have been applied to increase the performance of X-ray instruments. However, performance of a mono-capillary optic strongly depends on the shape accuracy, which is determined by the diameters of the inner hollow of the capillary along the axial direction. OBJECTIVE: To precisely determine the inner diameter of the capillary optic used in X-ray imaging technique, which aims to replace the conventional method using a visible microscope...
November 16, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153997/first-investigations-for-the-characterization-of-glucosamine-6-phosphate-synthase-by-capillary-electrophoresis
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Miriam Beneito-Cambra, Pierre Gareil, Bernard Badet, Marie-Ange Badet-Denisot, Nathalie Delaunay
The enzyme glucosamine-6-phosphate synthase (GlmS) is an important point of metabolic control in biosynthesis of amino sugar-containing macromolecules and is therefore a potential target in order to design antibacterial and antifungal drugs. It has two oligomerization states, which are the active dimer and the inactive hexamer. For the first time, the potential of CE to separate and quantify the two forms was studied. After incubating GlmS with the d-glucosamine 6-phosphate (GlcN6P) inhibitor, an electrolyte based on sodium phosphate at pH 7...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153915/in-situ-immobilization-of-layered-double-hydroxides-as-stationary-phase-for-capillary-electrochromatography
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Xinhong Yu, Wei Zhou, Zilin Chen
Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have gained much attention in absorption and extraction fields due to their special structure and properties like high porosity, large surface area and excellent anion exchange capacity. However, LDHs are rarely used in capillary electrochromatography (CEC) by date due to the lack of appropriate immobilization method. In this work, by utilizing the unique coordination bonding between metal ions on LDHs and catechol groups on polydopamine layer, a polydopamine modification method was developed for in situ immobilization of LDHs on the inner surface of fused silica capillary...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153664/microcirculatory-blood-flow-derangements-during-severe-preeclampsia-and-hellp-syndrome
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Gustavo Adolfo Ospina-Tascón, Albaro José Nieto Calvache, Edgardo Quiñones, Humberto José Madriñan, Juan David Valencia, William Fernando Bermúdez, Javier Carvajal, María Fernanda Escobar, Daniel de Backer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the microcirculatory blood flow in severe preeclampsia and compare it with healthy pregnant and non-pregnant women controls, using a portable intravital-microscopy technique. METHODS: Using a side-stream dark field (SDF) device, we prospectively evaluated the sublingual microcirculatory blood flow before placental delivery in 40 women with severe preeclampsia (PE-group) complicated (n=8) or not (n=32) with HELLP syndrome, 40 healthy pregnant women (HP-group) matched by gestational and chronological age, and 20 healthy non-pregnant women (NP-group)...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153027/annals-express-large-abnormal-peak-on-capillary-zone-electrophoresis-due-to-contrast-agent
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Rachel D Wheeler, Liqun Zhang, Joanna Sheldon
BACKGROUND: Some iodinated radio-contrast media absorb UV light and can therefore be detected by capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE). If seen, these peaks are typically small with "quantifications" of below 5g/L. Here we describe detection of a large peak on CZE that was due to the radio-contrast agent, Omnipaque(T)(M). METHODS: Serum from a patient was analysed by CZE, and the IgG, IgA, IgM and total protein concentrations were measured. The serum sample was further analysed by gel electrophoresis and immunofixation...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151943/total-mesopancreas-excision-for-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-head-cancer
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Jingyong Xu, Xiaodong Tian, Yiran Chen, Yongsu Ma, Chang Liu, Long Tian, Jianwei Wang, Jianqiang Dong, Di Cui, Yang Wang, Weiguang Zhang, Yinmo Yang
Mesopancreas is a controversial structure. This study aimed to explore the anatomical characteristics of the mesopancreas, define the range of the total mesopancreas excision (TMpE), and evaluate the feasibility, safety and effectivity of TMpE in the treatment of pancreatic head cancer. The clinical and pathological data of 58 consecutive patients undergoing TMpE for pancreatic head carcinoma from January 2013 to December 2015 were analyzed prospectively. The perioperative morbidity, mortality and clinical outcomes of patients undergoing TMpE were compared with the patients undergoing conventional pancreaticoduodenectomy...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151520/dropped-head-syndrome-and-the-presence-of-rimmed-vacuoles-in-a-muscle-biopsy-in-scleroderma-polymyositis-overlap-syndrome-associated-with-anti-ku-antibody
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Yoshida Takeshi, Yoshida Mai, Mitsuyo Kinjo, Jonosono Manabu, Higuchi Itsuro
A 66-year-old woman with a history of interstitial lung disease presented with a 3-month history of dropped head syndrome (DHS), followed by camptocormia and extremity weakness. A clinical examination revealed Raynaud phenomenon, arthralgia, distal skin sclerosis, and microbleeds in the nailfold capillaries. An anti-Ku antibody test was positive. A muscle biopsy revealed inflammatory myopathy with rimmed vacuoles (RVs). The diagnosis of scleroderma-polymyositis (SSc-PM) overlap syndrome was made. RVs on a muscle biopsy in a patient with inflammatory myositis involving axial muscles may be seen either in inclusion body myositis or SSc-PM overlap syndrome...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151408/-protective-effect-of-5-aminosalicylic-acid-on-the-kidney-of-paraquat-poisoning-rats-by-nrf2-are-signal-pathway
#18
Yu Wang, Manhong Zhou, Yuanlan Lu, Anyong Yu, Jianguo Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) on renal injury poisoned by paraquat (PQ) in rats and its mechanism. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy clean male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into four groups: normal saline (NS) control group, 5-ASA control group, PQ model group and 5-ASA treatment group, with 6 rats in each group. The rat model of PQ poisoning was reproduced by intraperitoneal injection of 2% PQ solution 20 mg/kg, and the same volume of NS was given in NS control group and 5-ASA control group...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151340/coupling-microchip-electrospray-ionization-devices-with-high-pressure-mass-spectrometry
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William M Gilliland, John Scott Mellors, J Michael Ramsey
A microchip electrospray ionization source was coupled with high pressure mass spectrometry (HPMS). A continuous atmospheric inlet consisting of a stainless steel capillary and DC ion optics was designed to conduct ions into the mass spectrometer. Infusions of amino acids and peptides were performed and detected with a miniature cylindrical ion trap (mini-CIT) based mass spectrometer operated at ≥ 1 Torr with air as the buffer gas. Detection of glycine and thymopentin (separately) demonstrated the mass range of the mini-CIT detector could span from m/z 75 to 681...
November 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151130/layered-pegda-hydrogel-for-islet-of-langerhans-encapsulation-and-improvement-of-vascularization
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Giulia Marchioli, Lisa Zellner, Catarina Oliveira, Marten Engelse, Eelco de Koning, Joao Mano, Karperien, Aart van Apeldoorn, Lorenzo Moroni
Islets of Langerhans need to maintain their round morphology and to be fast revascularized after transplantation to preserve functional insulin secretion in response to glucose stimulation. For this purpose, a non-cell-adhesive environment is preferable for their embedding. Conversely, nutrient and oxygen supply to islets is guaranteed by capillary ingrowth within the construct and this can only be achieved in a matrix that provides adhesion cues for cells. In this study, two different approaches are explored, which are both based on a layered architecture, in order to combine these two opposite requirements...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
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