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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925584/topological-analysis-and-gaussian-decision-tree-effective-representation-and-classification-of-biosignals-of-small-sample-size
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Zhifei Zhang, Yang Song, Haochen Cui, Jayne Wu, Fernando Schwartz, Hairong Qi
GOAL: Bucking the trend of big data, in microdevice engineering, small sample size is common, especially when the device is still at the proof-of-concept stage. The small sample size, small inter-class variation, and large intra-class variation, have brought biosignal analysis new challenges. Novel representation and classification approaches need to be developed to effectively recognize targets of interests with the absence of a large training set. METHODS: Moving away from the traditional signal analysis in the spatiotemporal domain, we exploit the biosignal representation in the topological domain that would reveal the intrinsic structure of point clouds generated from the biosignal...
December 2, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925251/a-novel-method-for-blood-typing-using-nitrocellulose
#2
Parastoo Afshari, Nabiollah Abolfathi
Blood wicking in its steady state form -i.e. the uniform distribution of blood cells in plasma- is completely different from its coagulated form on a porous surface like paper. The hydrophilic property of the Cellulose leads to a Significant wicking of the blood cells on paper fibers after being rinsed by the isotonic solution. The difference in the wicking length of the blood cells in a steady state and the coagulated form could be considered as a criterion to recognize the blood type in paper-based kit. However, due to the molecular structure of the nitrocellulose, a better process occurs while separating the coagulated blood from the steady form of cells...
December 7, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924034/comprehensive-characterization-annotation-and-innovative-use-of-infinium-dna-methylation-beadchip-probes
#3
Wanding Zhou, Peter W Laird, Hui Shen
Illumina Infinium DNA Methylation BeadChips represent the most widely used genome-scale DNA methylation assays. Existing strategies for masking Infinium probes overlapping repeats or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are based largely on ad hoc assumptions and subjective criteria. In addition, the recently introduced MethylationEPIC (EPIC) array expands on the utility of this platform, but has not yet been well characterized. We present in this paper an extensive characterization of probes on the EPIC and HM450 microarrays, including mappability to the latest genome build, genomic copy number of the 3' nested subsequence and influence of polymorphisms including a previously unrecognized color channel switch for Type I probes...
October 24, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923476/establishment-of-quantitative-retention-activity-model-by-optimized-microemulsion-liquid-chromatography
#4
Liyuan Xu, Haoshi Gao, Liangxing Li, Yinnong Li, Liuyun Wang, Chongkai Gao, Ning Li
The effective permeability coefficient is of theoretical and practical importance in evaluation of the bioavailability of drug candidates. However, most methods currently used to measure this coefficient are expensive and time-consuming. In this paper, we addressed these problems by proposing a new measurement method which is based on the microemulsion liquid chromatography. First, the parallel artificial membrane permeability assays model was used to determine the effective permeability of drug so that quantitative retention-activity relationships could be established, which were used to optimize the microemulsion liquid chromatography...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922482/evolution-of-quality-assurance-for-clinical-immunohistochemistry-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine-part-1-fit-for-purpose-approach-to-classification-of-clinical-immunohistochemistry-biomarkers
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Carol C Cheung, Corrado D'Arrigo, Manfred Dietel, Glenn D Francis, C Blake Gilks, Jacqueline A Hall, Jason L Hornick, Merdol Ibrahim, Antonio Marchetti, Keith Miller, J Han van Krieken, Soren Nielsen, Paul E Swanson, Clive R Taylor, Mogens Vyberg, Xiaoge Zhou, Emina E Torlakovic
Technical progress in immunohistochemistry (IHC) as well as the increased utility of IHC for biomarker testing in precision medicine avails us of the opportunity to reassess clinical IHC as a laboratory test and its proper characterization as a special type of immunoassay. IHC, as used in current clinical applications, is a descriptive, qualitative, cell-based, usually nonlinear, in situ protein immunoassay, for which the readout of the results is principally performed by pathologists rather than by the instruments on which the immunoassay is performed...
January 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916120/development-and-statistical-assessment-of-a-paper-based-immunoassay-for-detection-of-tumor-markers
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Thiago Mazzu-Nascimento, Giorgio Gianini Morbioli, Luis Aparecido Milan, Fabiana Cristina Donofrio, Carlos Alberto Mestriner, Emanuel Carrilho
Paper-based assays are an attractive low-cost option for clinical chemistry testing, due to characteristics such as short time of analysis, low consumption of samples and reagents, and high portability of assays. However, little attention has been given to the evaluation of the performance of these simple tests, which should include the use of a statistical approach to define the choice of best cut-off value for the test. The choice of the cut-off value impacts on the sensitivity and specificity of the bioassay...
January 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911413/fabricating-a-uv-vis-and-raman-spectroscopy-immunoassay-platform
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Cynthia Hanson, Nathan D Israelsen, Michael Sieverts, Elizabeth Vargis
Immunoassays are used to detect proteins based on the presence of associated antibodies. Because of their extensive use in research and clinical settings, a large infrastructure of immunoassay instruments and materials can be found. For example, 96- and 384-well polystyrene plates are available commercially and have a standard design to accommodate ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy machines from various manufacturers. In addition, a wide variety of immunoglobulins, detection tags, and blocking agents for customized immunoassay designs such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) are available...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910861/paper-based-crp-monitoring-devices
#8
Shang-Chi Lin, Chung-Yuh Tseng, Po-Liang Lai, Min-Yen Hsu, Shueh-Yao Chu, Fan-Gang Tseng, Chao-Min Cheng
Here, we discuss the development of a paper-based diagnostic device that is inexpensive, portable, easy-to-use, robust, and capable of running simultaneous tests to monitor a relevant inflammatory protein for clinical diagnoses i.e. C-reactive protein (CRP). In this study, we first attempted to make a paper-based diagnostic device via the wax printing method, a process that was used in previous studies. This device has two distinct advantages: 1) reduced manufacturing and assay costs and operation duration via using wax printing method to define hydrophobic boundaries (for fluidic devices or general POC devices); and, 2) the hydrophilicity of filter paper, which is used to purify and chromatographically correct interference caused by whole blood components with a tiny amount of blood sample (only 5 μL)...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909844/design-and-fabrication-a-gold-nanoparticle-dna-based-nanobiosensor-for-detection-of-microrna-involved-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#9
Shokoufeh Delkhahi, Mahdi Rahaie, Fereshteh Rahimi
MicroRNAs are small RNAs which regulate gene expression by translational repression or degradation of messenger RNAs. Regards to important role of these biomolecules in human disease progress, to produce sensitive, simple and cost-effective assays for microRNAs are in urgent demand. miR-137 in Alzheimer's patients has demonstrated its potential as non-invasive biomarkers in blood for Alzheimer's disease diagnosis and prognosis. This paper describes a novel, sensitive and specific microRNA assay based on Colorimetric detection of gold nanoparticles and hybridization chain reaction amplification (HCR)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903803/the-human-cytomegalovirus-ie1-protein-antagonizes-pml-nuclear-body-mediated-intrinsic-immunity-via-the-inhibition-of-pml-de-novo-sumoylation
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Eva-Maria Schilling, Myriam Scherer, Nina Reuter, Johannes Schweininger, Yves A Muller, Thomas Stamminger
: PML nuclear bodies (NBs) are accumulations of cellular proteins embedded in a scaffold-like structure built by SUMO-modified PML/TRIM19. PML and other NB proteins act as cellular restriction factors against human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), however, this intrinsic defense is counteracted by the immediate-early protein 1 (IE1) of HCMV. IE1 directly interacts with the PML coiled-coil domain via its globular core region and disrupts NB foci by inducing a loss of PML SUMOylation. Here, we demonstrate that IE1 acts via abrogating the de novo SUMOylation of PML...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903554/a-new-microextraction-technique-for-the-assay-of-alkaloids-in-chinese-compound-formula-based-polyether-sulfone-membrane-fiber-decorated-by-tio2-nanoparticles
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Xinjie Sun, Yingqin Wei, Baojuan Hou, Guowei Zhou
A new nanocomposite membrane was used to clean up impurities from complex samples and the obvious synergy was obtained in this paper. The nanocomposite membrane was prepared by dispersing TiO2 nanoparticles in chloroform and filled in the pores and lumen of polyether sulfone membrane fiber. The novel microextraction method showed the ideal selective extraction effect for alkaloids in the formulae composed of Rhizoma coptidis and the excellent clean-up efficiency compared with the single membrane method. The optimum extraction conditions were as follows: chloroform as accepted phase; the number of nanocomposite membrane fiber bars, 7; extraction time, 30 min; pH of the sample solution, 10...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900419/measurement-of-giardia-lamblia-adhesion-force-using-an-integrated-microfluidic-assay
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Ling Lu, Guo-Xia Zheng, Yu-Suo Yang, Cheng-Yu Feng, Fang-Fang Liu, Yun-Hua Wang
The mechanisms how Giardias attach to the intestinal epithelium remain unclear. None of the methods currently being used to measure the attachment force could provide a continuous nutrition supply and a micro-aerobic atmosphere to the Giardia. Besides, they are all labor-intensive. In the present research, a microfluidic method based on electric circuit analogy was developed. The input fluid flowed through the inlet channel with different lengths and was distributed in four assay chambers. Shear force gradients were generated in chambers, too...
November 30, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889588/preparation-and-properties-evaluation-of-a-novel-ph-sensitive-liposomes-based-on-imidazole-modified-cholesterol-derivatives
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Liang Ju, Fang Cailin, Wu Wenlan, Yu Pinghua, Gao Jiayu, Li Junbo
As a new kind of drug carries, pH-sensitive liposomes have been widely studied in tumor therapy for their advantages of target ability and sustained-release. Here, we synthesized a pH-sensitive material, N-(3-Aminopropyl)imidazole-cholesterol (IM-Chol) and prepared a novel pH-sensitive liposomes using IM-Chol and phosphatidylcholine. IM-Chol was synthesized through amidation reaction between the amino group of N-(3-Aminopropyl)imidazole and acyl chloride group of cholesteryl chloroformate in a weak base solution...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886248/ultrasensitive-rapid-and-inexpensive-detection-of-dna-using-paper-based-lateral-flow-assay
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Miriam Jauset-Rubio, Markéta Svobodová, Teresa Mairal, Calum McNeil, Neil Keegan, Ayman Saeed, Mohammad Nooredeen Abbas, Mohammad S El-Shahawi, Abdulaziz S Bashammakh, Abdulrahman O Alyoubi, Ciara K O Sullivan
Sensitive, specific, rapid, inexpensive and easy-to-use nucleic acid tests for use at the point-of-need are critical for the emerging field of personalised medicine for which companion diagnostics are essential, as well as for application in low resource settings. Here we report on the development of a point-of-care nucleic acid lateral flow test for the direct detection of isothermally amplified DNA. The recombinase polymerase amplification method is modified slightly to use tailed primers, resulting in an amplicon with a duplex flanked by two single stranded DNA tails...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882887/field-assisted-paper-spray-mass-spectrometry-for-the-quantitative-evaluation-of-imatinib-levels-in-plasma
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Sara D'Aronco, Eleonora Calandra, Sara Crotti, Giuseppe Toffoli, Elena Marangon, Bianca Posocco, Pietro Traldi, Marco Agostini
Drug levels in patients' bloodstreams vary among individuals and consequently therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is fundamental to controlling the effective therapeutic range. For TDM purposes, different analytical approaches have been used, mainly based on immunoassay, liquid chromatography- ultraviolet, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) methods. More recently a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation method has been proposed for the determination of irinotecan levels in the plasma of subjects under therapy and this method has been cross- validated by comparison with data achieved by LC-MS/MS...
2016: European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879646/integrating-scfv-into-xmap-assays-for-the-detection-of-marine-toxins
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Lisa C Shriver-Lake, Jinny L Liu, P Audrey Brozozog Lee, Ellen R Goldman, Richard Dietrich, Erwin Märtlbauer, George P Anderson
Marine toxins, such as saxitoxin and domoic acid are associated with algae blooms and can bioaccumulate in shell fish which present both health and economic concerns. The ability to detect the presence of toxin is paramount for the administration of the correct supportive care in case of intoxication; environmental monitoring to detect the presence of toxin is also important for prevention of intoxication. Immunoassays are one tool that has successfully been applied to the detection of marine toxins. Herein, we had the variable regions of two saxitoxin binding monoclonal antibodies sequenced and used the information to produce recombinant constructs that consist of linked heavy and light variable domains that make up the binding domains of the antibodies (scFv)...
November 21, 2016: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878521/dual-labeled-time-resolved-immunofluorometric-assay-for-the-simultaneous-quantitative-detection-of-hepatitis-b-virus-antigens-in-human-serum
#17
Rong-Liang Liang, Yun-Sen Yang, Jian-Wei Zhou, Tian-Cai Liu, Xu-Ping Xu, Qian-Ni Liang, Zhen-Hua Chen, Zhi-Ning Dong, Ying-Song Wu
In this paper, a novel time-resolved fluorescence immunoassay (TRFIA) is described that allows the simultaneous quantitative detection of hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) in human serum to aid the diagnosis and monitoring of hepatitis B virus infection. The proposed method was developed based on a two-step sandwich immunoassay protocol in which monoclonal antibodies against HBsAg and HBeAg were co-coated in 96 microtitration wells, then tracer polyclonal antibodies against HBsAg labeled with samarium and tracer monoclonal antibodies against HBeAg labeled with europium chelates were used for detection...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871055/microfluidic-device-for-label-free-quantitation-and-distinction-of-bladder-cancer-cells-from-the-blood-cells-using-micro-machined-silicon-based-electrical-approach-suitable-in-urinalysis-assays
#18
Seied Ali Hosseini, Somayeh Zanganeh, Elaheh Akbarnejad, Fatemeh Salehi, Mohammad Abdolahad
This paper introduces an integrated microfluidic chip as a promising tool to measure the concentration of bladder cancer cells (BCC) in urine samples. Silicon microchannels were used as trapping gates for both floated BCC and leukocytes which are found in the urine of patients. By the assistance of the gold electrodes patterned at the bottom of the micro gates, the capacitance of captured cancerous and blood cells were measured. Different membrane capacitance between BCC and leukocyte was the indicative signal for diagnosing the nature of captured cells in a urine like solution...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870689/zika-virus-and-diagnostics
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Claudia Raja Gabaglia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to present what is known about the Zika virus (ZIKV) at the time of writing this review. The viral structure and its phylogeny, as well as the limitations of current available techniques used for diagnosis, are discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: Crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy of the whole ZIKV, or a few of its proteins, are confirming its overall antigenic relatedness to other flaviviruses. Sequencing has revealed its dynamic genetic variation and has placed the Western cluster of Zika isolates within the Asian phylogenic tree...
November 18, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864860/evaluation-of-a-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assay-based-on-hrpz-gene-for-rapid-detection-and-identification-of-pseudomonas-syringae-pv-lachrymans-in-cucumber-leaves
#20
Xiang-Long Meng, Xue-Wen Xie, Yan-Xia Shi, A-Li Chai, Zhan-Hong Ma, Bao-Ju Li
AIMS: Cucumber angular leaf spot caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. lachrymans (Psl) is an important and destructive disease worldwide, and no effective technique has been developed for the control of the pathogen. Detection of infection or latent in cucumber plants is critical to evaluate disease progress and strengthening management to avoid a serious epidemic in the fields. In this paper, we developed a rapid and sensitive method for detection of Psl using a isothermal method known as loop-mediated amplification (LAMP)...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
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