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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109112/-targeted-imaging-ability-of-a-biotinylated-imaging-probe-biotin-s-s-rhodol-for-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Bi-Juan Wu, Xing-Zi Zhou, Jing-Wen Sun, Cui-Wen Tan, Xin-Rong Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate performance of a biotinylated imaging probe 3a for targeted imaging of breast cancer cells. METHODS: Ultraviolet absorption spectrum and fluorescence spectrum were employed to analyze the spectral characteristics of 3a. The fluorescence spectrums of 3a treated with different concentrations of glutathione (GSH) were obtained to determine the sensibility of 3a to GSH. Flow cytometry was used to determine the cellular uptake of 3a by MCF-7 cells, MDA-MB-231 cells and Hs 578Bst cells in the presence or absence of biotin, and the imaging performance of 3a in the 3 cell lines was assessed under an inverted fluorescent microscope...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108957/effect-of-temperature-on-surface-characteristics-of-nitrogen-ion-implanted-biocompatible-titanium
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Hossein Aghajani, Mohsen Sadeghpour Motlagh
It has been established that nitrogen implantation can modify metals surface properties such as corrosion, wear, friction, etc. Recent studies have shown that nitrogen implantation into titanium and its alloys leads to the formation of titanium nitride, which has interesting biological, chemical, and mechanical properties. In the present investigation, commercially pure biocompatible titanium implanted by nitrogen. Implantation of ions performed at 80 keV and a dose of 2.1 × 10(18) ions/cm(2) at four different temperatures of 300, 473, 673 and 873 k...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108847/airway-mucus-inflammation-and-remodeling-emerging-links-in-the-pathogenesis-of-chronic-lung-diseases
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REVIEW
Zhe Zhou-Suckow, Julia Duerr, Matthias Hagner, Raman Agrawal, Marcus A Mall
Airway mucus obstruction is a hallmark of many chronic lung diseases including rare genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and primary ciliary dyskinesia, as well as common lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which have emerged as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, the role of excess airway mucus in the in vivo pathogenesis of these diseases remains poorly understood. The generation of mice with airway-specific overexpression of epithelial Na(+) channels (ENaC), exhibiting airway surface dehydration (mucus hyperconcentration), impaired mucociliary clearance (MCC) and mucus plugging, led to a model of muco-obstructive lung disease that shares key features of CF and COPD...
January 20, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108771/-injuries-of-major-tendons-review-of-current-diagnostic-and-surgical-standards
#4
P Behrendt, T Klüter, A Seekamp
Chronic degenerative tendon injuries as well as injuries due to acute high-energy trauma and incisional injuries are a significant aspect in the emergency surgery department. As a result of anatomical characteristics and exposure certain tendons are particularly vulnerable to injury. These include the biceps brachialis, quadriceps femoris, patella, achilles and tibialis anterior tendons. Besides the broad spectrum of non-surgical treatment, surgeons should have knowledge of the various surgical techniques including suturing, anchor refixation and reconstruction techniques...
January 20, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108764/letr-is-a-tetr-family-transcription-factor-from-lysobacter-controlling-antifungal-antibiotic-biosynthesis
#5
Ping Wang, Hongfu Chen, Guoliang Qian, Fengquan Liu
Heat-stable antifungal factor (HSAF) is a newly identified and broad-spectrum antifungal antibiotic from Lysobacter enzymogenes, a ubiquitous environmental proteobacterium. Yet, the regulatory mechanism for HSAF biosynthesis in L. enzymogenes remains poorly understood. Here, we report the identification of a TetR-family protein Le1552 (LetR) from L. enzymogenes strain OH11 that is involved in transcriptional repression of HSAF production. Bacterial one-hybrid and gel mobility shift assays show that LetR directly binds to PHSAF (the promoter region of the HSAF biosynthesis operon)...
January 20, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108756/left-ventricular-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-in-pediatric-patients-a-case-series-of-a-clinically-heterogeneous-disease
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Umang Gupta, Pooja Makhija
Left ventricular noncompaction is a rare form of cardiomyopathy, which results from multiple trabeculations in the left ventricular myocardium. The clinical presentation is highly variable, and spectrum includes asymptomatic patients diagnosed during family screening on one end to patients with depressed systolic function, heart failure, thromboembolic complications, and cardiac arrhythmias on the other (Kim et al in J Am Coll Cardiol 53: 2009, 2009). Further, the progression of the condition is highly variable...
January 21, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108754/using-fluorescence-immunochromatographic-test-strips-based-on-quantum-dots-for-the-rapid-and-sensitive-determination-of-microcystin-lr
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Jiadi Sun, Ying Li, Fuwei Pi, Jian Ji, Yinzhi Zhang, Xiulan Sun
A novel immunosensor for the detection of microcystin-LR (MC-LR) was constructed with use of immunochromatographic test strips (ICTS). Quantum dots were chosen to be the fluorescent labels for the immune sensor in ICTS because of their excellent optical and electronic properties with a relatively narrow emission spectrum. The detection sensitivity of the ICTS was related to the concentration of the fluorescent probe and the amount of the MC-LR standards. Under optimal conditions, with MC-LR as the target, the ICTS sensor had a linear range from 0...
January 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108668/ultraviolet-and-yellow-reflectance-but-not-fluorescence-is-important-for-visual-discrimination-of-conspecifics-by-heliconius-erato
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Susan D Finkbeiner, Dmitry A Fishman, Daniel Osorio, Adriana D Briscoe
Toxic Heliconius butterflies have yellow hindwing bars that - unlike their closest relatives - reflect ultraviolet (UV) and long wavelength light, and also fluoresce. The pigment in the yellow scales is 3-hydroxy-DL-kynurenine (3-OHK), found also in the hair and scales of a variety of animals. In other butterflies like pierids with color schemes characterized by independent sources of variation in UV and human-visible yellow/orange, behavioral experiments have generally implicated the UV component as most relevant to mate choice...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108362/an-in-vitro-study-on-the-burn-wound-healing-activity-of-cotton-fabrics-incorporated-with-phytosynthesized-silver-nanoparticles-in-male-wistar-albino-rats
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Pannerselvam Balashanmugam, Dharmalingam Jothinathan Mukesh Kumar, Rajenderan Murugan, Perumal Palani, Pudupalayam Thangavelu Kalaichelvan, Hyung Joo Kim, Vijay Singh, Rangarajulu Senthil Kumaran
In modern therapeutics, chemically synthesized drugs have been reported as causing adverse effects including allergies, rashes, itches, and swelling. For the past few decades, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have widely been applied in medical domains due to their antimicrobial and wound healing properties. In the present study, different concentrations of phytosynthesized AgNPs-saturated cotton dress fabrics - in comparison to cotton fabrics treated with commercial ointment - were tested for 18days to assess their ability to speed the healing of rats' burn wounds...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108187/application-of-an-artificial-neural-network-for-evaluation-of-activity-concentration-exemption-limits-in-norm-industry
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Hannah Wiedner, Virginia Peyrés, Teresa Crespo, Marcos Mejuto, Eduardo García-Toraño, Franz Josef Maringer
NORM emits many different gamma energies that have to be analysed by an expert. Alternatively, artificial neural networks (ANNs) can be used. These mathematical software tools can generalize "knowledge" gained from training datasets, applying it to new problems. No expert knowledge of gamma-ray spectrometry is needed by the end-user. In this work an ANN was created that is able to decide from the raw gamma-ray spectrum if the activity concentrations in a sample are above or below the exemption limits.
December 27, 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108140/steroid-treatment-in-ocular-tuberculosis-a-double-edged-sword
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S Souissi, T David, L Beral
INTRODUCTION: We report the case of a Caribbean patient with an atypical presentation of bilateral tuberculous chorioretinopathy. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 57-year-old woman, with hypertension and non-insulin dependent diabetes, was referred to our center for a sudden loss of vision in the right eye to hand motions. Ophthalmic examination revealed only right papilledema. Brain magnetic resonance imaging was normal. Laboratory examination revealed no signs of inflammation...
January 17, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108091/implementation-of-a-simple-innovative-system-for-postprescription-antibiotic-review-based-on-computerized-tools-with-shared-access
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F Bouchand, A Dinh, A L Roux, B Davido, H Michelon, M Lepainteur, B Legendre, F El Sayed, I Pierre, J Salomon, C Lawrence, C Perronne, M Villart, A-C Crémieux
BACKGROUND: Controlling antibiotic use in healthcare establishments limits their consumption and the emergence of bacterial resistance. AIM: To evaluate the efficiency of an innovative antibiotic stewardship strategy implemented over three years in a university hospital. METHODS: An antimicrobial multi-disciplinary team (AMT) [pharmacist, microbiologist and infectious disease specialist (IDS)] conducted a postprescription review. Specific coding of targeted antibiotics (including broad-spectrum β-lactams, glycopeptides, lipopeptides, fluoroquinolones and carbapenems) in the computerized physician order entry allowed recording of all new prescriptions...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108086/long-term-risk-of-wolff-parkinson-white-pattern-and-syndrome
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REVIEW
Susan S Kim, Bradley P Knight
For years, conventional wisdom has held that patients with asymptomatic ventricular pre-excitation (asymptomatic WPW or WPW pattern) were at low risk for adverse outcomes. This assumption has been challenged more recently in a number of observational/natural history studies as well as in prospective trials in which patients were more aggressively studied via invasive electrophysiology study (EPS) and more aggressively treated, in some cases, with pre-emptive catheter ablation, despite the lack of symptoms. In sum, the data do not definitively support one approach (early, up-stream EPS and/or ablation) vs...
December 5, 2016: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108073/reference-control-data-obtained-from-an-in-vivo-comet-micronucleus-combination-assay-using-sprague-dawley-rats
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Sawako Kasamoto, Shoji Masumori, Jin Tanaka, Maya Ueda, Masahito Fukumuro, Miho Nagai, Jyoji Yamate, Makoto Hayashi
According to the International Conference on Harmonization Guidance on Genotoxicity Testing and Data Interpretation for Pharmaceuticals Intended for Human Use (ICH S2(R1)), a positive response in any in vitro assay necessitates additional in vivo test(s) (other tissue/endpoint) in addition to the erythrocyte micronucleus test when Option 1 of the test battery is selected. When Option 2 of the test battery is selected, a bacterial gene mutation test and two in vivo tests with different tissues/endpoint are required...
January 17, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108040/genetic-analysis-of-chchd2-and-chchd10-in-italian-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Elisa Rubino, Livia Brusa, Ming Zhang, Silvia Boschi, Flora Govone, Alessandro Vacca, Annalisa Gai, Lorenzo Pinessi, Leonardo Lopiano, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Innocenzo Rainero
In recent years, CHCHD2 and CHCHD10 mutations were reported to be associated with a broad spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease (PD), although with conflicting results in different populations. The present study aimed to evaluate CHCHD2 and CHCHD10 coding variants in Italian patients with PD. All the coding regions and flanking intronic splice sites of CHCHD2 and CHCHD10 were sequenced. None of our 119 PD cases carried CHCHD2 mutations, whereas 1 sporadic PD patient showed the Pro34Ser substitution in CHCHD10...
January 5, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108024/isolation-of-isoflavones-from-iris-kashmiriana-baker-as-potential-anti-proliferative-agents-targeting-nf-kappab
#16
Afroze Alam, Varun Jaiswal, Sohail Akhtar, B S Jayashree, K L Dhar
Cancer is possibly one of the most devastating and complex disease and therefore involves chemotherapy as one of the frontline strategies in its therapy. However, expected toxicity and resistance with chemotherapeutic agents encourage us to use the plant derived natural chemotherapeutic sources at the clinical stage of cancer therapy. In view of this strategy, herein new glycosides and isoflavonoids were isolated from Iris kashmiriana Baker and subjected to structure elucidation followed by their biological evaluation...
January 17, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108020/hallucinations-and-the-spectrum-of-psychosis-in-parkinson-s-disease
#17
REVIEW
Karen Frei, Daniel D Truong
Hallucinations and psychosis can be a part of Parkinson's disease and are considered to be a nonmotor symptom or a neuropsychiatric complication of the disease. Hallucinations of different modalities and delusions can occur beyond the common visual hallucinations. The various types of hallucinations and psychotic symptoms comprising the spectrum of Parkinson's disease psychosis is the subject of this review article.
January 5, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107990/combined-use-of-peptide-ion-and-normalized-delta-scores-to-evaluate-milk-authenticity-by-ion-trap-based-proteomics-coupled-with-error-tolerant-searching
#18
Donatella Nardiello, Anna Natale, Carmen Palermo, Maurizio Quinto, Diego Centonze
A fundamental issue in proteomics is the peptide identification by database searching and the assessment of the goodness of fit between experimental and theoretical data. Despite the different number of ways to measure the quality of search results, the definition of a scoring criterion is still highly desirable in ion-trap based proteomics. Indeed, in order to fully take advantage of a low resolution MS/MS dataset, it is essential to strike a balance between greater information capture and reduced number of incorrect peptide assignments...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107965/loopback-rolling-circle-amplification-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-kras-gene
#19
Huo Xu, Dong Wu, Yifan Jiang, Rongbo Zhang, Qingzheng Wu, Yiyun Liu, Feng Li, Zai-Sheng Wu
Mutations in Kras gene may be used as a diagnostic marker and a target for treatment of the broad spectrum of human cancers. In this study, we developed a new class of amplification assay, double-hairpin molecular beacon (DHMB)-based cascade rolling circle amplification (RCA), for ultrasensitive and selective detection of Kras gene in a homogenous solution. Specifically, target DNA can hybridize with DHMB and activate cyclical target strand-displacement polymerization (CTDP) and nicking-mediated strand-displacement polymerization (NMDP)...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107849/attitudes-to-and-beliefs-about-animal-assisted-therapy-for-children-with-disabilities
#20
Esther Yap, Adam Scheinberg, Katrina Williams
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the attitudes and beliefs surrounding animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for the rehabilitation of children with disabilities at the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), focusing specifically on cerebral palsy (CP), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and acquired brain injury (ABI). This was an initial step to inform future AAT research and to understand the feasibility of interventions. DESIGN/SETTING/OUTCOME MEASURES: An online survey asking participants their opinions about the inclusion of AAT, and potential barriers to its introduction in a tertiary hospital setting was advertised on the RCH Intranet from 3 March 2015 to 3 April 2015...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
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