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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095434/field-evaluation-of-a-high-throughput-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-test-for-the-detection-of-asymptomatic-plasmodium-infections-in-zanzibar
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Berit Aydin-Schmidt, Ulrika Morris, Xavier C Ding, Irina Jovel, Mwinyi I Msellem, Daniel Bergman, Atiqul Islam, Abdullah S Ali, Spencer Polley, Iveth J Gonzalez, Andreas Mårtensson, Anders Björkman
BACKGROUND: New field applicable diagnostic tools are needed for highly sensitive detection of residual malaria infections in pre-elimination settings. Field performance of a high throughput DNA extraction system for loop mediated isothermal amplification (HTP-LAMP) was therefore evaluated for detecting malaria parasites among asymptomatic individuals in Zanzibar. METHODS: HTP-LAMP performance was evaluated against real-time PCR on 3008 paired blood samples collected on filter papers in a community-based survey in 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092031/expression-and-production-of-sh2-domain-proteins
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Bernard A Liu, Mari Ogiue-Ikeda, Kazuya Machida
The Src Homology 2 (SH2) domain lies at the heart of phosphotyrosine signaling, coordinating signaling events downstream of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), adaptors, and scaffolds. Over a hundred SH2 domains are present in mammals, each having a unique specificity which determines its interactions with multiple binding partners. One of the essential tools necessary for studying and determining the role of SH2 domains in phosphotyrosine signaling is a set of soluble recombinant SH2 proteins. Here we describe methods, based on a broad experience with purification of all SH2 domains, for the production of SH2 domain proteins needed for proteomic and biochemical-based studies such as peptide arrays, mass-spectrometry, protein microarrays, reverse-phase microarrays, and high-throughput fluorescence polarization (HTP-FP)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057543/high-throughput-lipolysis-in-96-well-plates-for-rapid-screening-of-lipid-based-drug-delivery-systems
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M D Mosgaard, P J Sassene, H Mu, T Rades, A Müllertz
The high-throughput in vitro intestinal lipolysis model (HTP) applicable for rapid and low scale screening of lipid based drug delivery systems (LbDDS) was optimized and adjusted as to be conducted in 96-well plates (HTP-96). Three different LbDDS (I-III) loaded with danazol or cinnarizine where used as model systems. The distributions of cinnarizine and danazol in the aqueous and precipitated digestion phases generated during lipolysis in the HTP-96 were compared with previously published data obtained from the HTP...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054693/broadband-reflection-in-polymer-stabilized-cholesteric-liquid-crystal-films-with-stepwise-photo-polymerization
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Man-Yu Duan, Hui Cao, Yong Wu, Er-Li Li, Hui-Hui Wang, Dong Wang, Zhou Yang, Wan-Li He, Huai Yang
In this study, we demonstrate a novel method for fabricating polymer stabilized cholesteric liquid crystal (PSCLC) films with non-uniform pitch distribution by utilizing two kinds of photo-induced processes. Based on the large HTP temperature dependence of a chiral dopant, polymer networks were formed at two distant temperature points in sequence. The influence of the polymerization conditions on the reflectance properties of PSCLCs before and after polymerization was investigated. The results strongly suggest that the location and bandwidth of the reflection band can be controlled preferably by adjusting the ultraviolet light intensity and irradiation time of UV-light...
January 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036028/application-of-an-in-vivo-hepatic-triacylglycerol-production-method-in-the-setting-of-a-high-fat-diet-in-mice
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Kikumi D Ono-Moore, Matthew Ferguson, Michael L Blackburn, Hassan Issafras, Sean H Adams
High-fat (HF) diets typically promote diet-induced obesity (DIO) and metabolic dysfunction (i.e., insulin resistance, hypertriglyceridemia, and hepatic steatosis). Dysfunction of triacylglycerol (TAG) metabolism may contribute to the development of hepatic steatosis, via increased de novo lipogenesis or repackaging of circulating nonesterified fatty acids (NEFAs). Hepatic TAG production (HTP) rate can be assessed through injecting mice with nonionic detergents that inhibit tissue lipoprotein lipase. Potential confounding effects of detergent-based HTP tests (HTPTs) used in longitudinal studies-including the impact on food intake, energy balance, and weight gain-have not been reported...
December 28, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031235/htp-nutraceutical-screening-for-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-and-effects-of-hdacis-on-tumor-suppressing-mirnas-by-trichostatin-a-and-grapeseed-vitis-vinifera-in-hela-cells
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Elizabeth A Mazzio, Karam F A Soliman
BACKGROUND/AIM: Aggressive tumor malignancies are a consequence of delayed diagnosis, epigenetic/phenotype changes and chemo-radiation resistance. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are a major epigenetic regulator of transcriptional repression, which are highly overexpressed in advanced malignancy. While original chemotherapy drugs were modeled after phytochemicals elucidated by botanical screenings, HDAC inhibitors (HDACi) such as apicidin, trichostatin A (TSA) and butyrate were discovered as products of fungus and microbes, in particular, gut microbiota...
2, 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988124/increased-serum-serotonin-improves-parturient-calcium-homeostasis-in-dairy-cows
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Lorenzo E Hernández-Castellano, Laura L Hernandez, Samantha Weaver, Rupert M Bruckmaier
Hypocalcemia in dairy cows is caused by the sudden increase in calcium demand by the mammary gland for milk production at the onset of lactation. Serotonin (5-HT) is a key factor for calcium homeostasis, modulating calcium concentration in blood. Therefore, it is hypothesized that administration of 5-hydroxy-l-tryptophan (5-HTP), a 5-HT precursor, can increase 5-HT concentrations in blood and, in turn, induce an increase in blood calcium concentration. In this study, 20 Holstein dairy cows were randomly assigned to 2 experimental groups...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956075/natural-product-htp-screening-for-attenuation-of-cytokine-induced-neutrophil-chemo-attractants-cincs-and-no2-in-lps-ifn%C3%AE-activated-glioma-cells
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Elizabeth A Mazzio, David Bauer, Patricia Mendonca, Equar Taka, Karam F A Soliman
Chronic and acute central nervous system (CNS) inflammation are contributors toward neurological injury associated with head trauma, stroke, infection, Parkinsons or Alzheimers disease. CNS inflammatory illnesses can also contribute toward risk of developing glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). With growing public interest in complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), we conduct a high throughput (HTP) screening of >1400 natural herbs, plants and over the counter (OTC) products for anti-inflammatory effects on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/interferon gamma (IFNγ) activated C6 glioma cells...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907050/when-is-the-brain-dead-living-like-electrophysiological-responses-and-photon-emissions-from-applications-of-neurotransmitters-in-fixed-post-mortem-human-brains
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Michael A Persinger, Nicolas Rouleau, Nirosha J Murugan, Lucas W E Tessaro, Justin N Costa
The structure of the post-mortem human brain can be preserved by immersing the organ within a fixative solution. Once the brain is perfused, cellular and histological features are maintained over extended periods of time. However, functions of the human brain are not assumed to be preserved beyond death and subsequent chemical fixation. Here we present a series of experiments which, together, refute this assumption. Instead, we suggest that chemical preservation of brain structure results in some retained functional capacity...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898359/motherhood-and-infant-contact-regulate-neuroplasticity-in-the-serotonergic-midbrain-dorsal-raphe
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M Allie Holschbach, Joseph S Lonstein
The adult brain shows remarkable neuroplasticity in response to hormones and the socioemotional modifications that they influence. In females with reproductive and maternal experience, this neuroplasticity includes the birth and death of cells in several forebrain regions involved in maternal caregiving and postpartum affective state. Such plasticity in midbrain sites critical for these behavioral and emotional processes has never been examined, though. By visualizing bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) to label mitotic cells, NeuroD for neuronal precursors, and TUNEL to identify dying cells, we found that the midbrain dorsal raphe nucleus (DR, the source of most ascending serotoninergic projections) exhibited significant neuroplasticity in response to motherhood...
November 19, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894208/whole-body-mri-including-diffusion-weighted-mri-compared-with-5-htp-pet-ct-in-the-detection-of-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Lina Carlbom, José Caballero-Corbalán, Dan Granberg, Jens Sörensen, Barbro Eriksson, Håkan Ahlström
AIM: We wanted to explore if whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including diffusion-weighted (DW) and liver-specific contrast agent-enhanced imaging could be valuable in lesion detection of neuroendocrine tumors (NET). [11C]-5-Hydroxytryptophan positron emission tomography/computed tomography (5-HTP PET/CT) was used for comparison. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients with NET were investigated with whole-body MRI, including DW imaging (DWI) and contrast-enhanced imaging of the liver, and whole-body 5-HTP PET/CT...
November 29, 2016: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893374/differential-evolution-optimization-of-the-sar-distribution-for-head-and-neck-hyperthermia
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Grazia Cappiello, Brian Mc Ginley, Muhammad Adnan Elahi, Tomas Drizdal, Margarethus M Paulides, Martin Glavin, Martin O'Halloran, Edward Jones
Hyperthermia is an emerging cancer treatment modality which involves applying heat to the malignant tumor. The heating can be delivered using electromagnetic (EM) energy, mostly in the radiofrequency (RF) or microwave range. Accurate patient-specific hyperthermia treatment planning (HTP) is essential for effective and safe treatments, in particular for deep and loco-regional hyperthermia. An important aspect of HTP is the ability to focus microwave energy into the tumor and reduce the occurrence of hot spots in healthy tissue...
November 14, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882537/neurochemical-and-behavioral-effects-of-hypidone-hydrochloride-yl-0919-a-novel-combined-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-and-partial-5-ht1a-agonist
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Li-Ming Zhang, Xiao-Yun Wang, Nan Zhao, Yu-Lu Wang, Xiao-Xu Hu, Yu-Hua Ran, Yan-Qin Liu, You-Zhi Zhang, Ri-Fang Yang, Yun-Feng Li
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the pharmacology of hypidone hydrochloride (YL-0919), a novel selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)1A receptor agonist with high affinity for serotonin transporter (SERT) and 5-HT1A receptors. YL-0919 promoted [(35) S]GTPγ S binding at 85% of the magnitude of the full 5-HT1A receptor agonist 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino) tetralin (8-OH-DPAT), suggesting that YL-0919 is a high-efficacy partial agonist of 5-HT1A receptors...
November 24, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881277/impact-of-health-policy-changes-on-trends-in-the-pharmaceutical-market-in-turkey
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Esra Safak Yılmaz, Güvenç Koçkaya, Fatma Betül Yenilmez, Mete Saylan, Mehtap Tatar, Akif Akbulat, Hakkı Gürsöz, Saim Kerman
BACKGROUND: The implementation phase of the Turkish Health Transformation Program (HTP) began in 2003, with the aim of organizing, financing, and delivering health care services effectively, efficiently, and equally. The HTP impacted all clinical and economic outcomes of health, including pharmaceutical sales, by improving access to health services. OBJECTIVES: To understand the impact of five selected major policy changes that made an impact on supply, demand, or price in the pharmaceutical market between 1998 and 2012...
September 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846826/natural-product-htp-screening-for-antibacterial-e-coli-0157-h7-and-anti-inflammatory-agents-in-lps-from-e-coli-o111-b4-activated-macrophages-and-microglial-cells-focus-on-sepsis
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Elizabeth A Mazzio, Nan Li, David Bauer, Patricia Mendonca, Equar Taka, Mohammed Darb, Leeshawn Thomas, Henry Williams, Karam F A Soliman
BACKGROUND: Acute systemic inflammatory response syndrome arising from infection can lead to multiple organ failure and death, with greater susceptibility occurring in immunocompromised individuals. Moreover, sub-acute chronic inflammation is a contributor to the pathology of diverse degenerative diseases (Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and arthritis). Given the known limitations in Western medicine to treat a broad range of inflammatory related illness as well as the emergence of antibiotic resistance, there is a renewed interest in complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) to achieve these means...
November 15, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844338/phospholipid-polydiacetylene-vesicle-based-colorimetric-assay-for-high-throughput-screening-of-bacteriocins-and-halocins
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Manoj Kumar Yadav, Vijay Kumar, Bijender Singh, Santosh Kumar Tiwari
The colorimetric assay is phospholipid/polydiacetylene vesicle-based assay used for the detection of membrane-acting peptides. Bacteriocins and halocins are antimicrobial peptides known to kill target cells by membrane disruption. Therefore, the assay was applied for high-throughput (HTP) screening of bacteriocins and halocins produced by lactic acid bacteria and haloarchaea, respectively. The assay consisted of vesicles which were synthesized using four different phospholipids: dipalmitoylphosphatydilcholine (DPPC), dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC), dimyristoylphosphoethanolamine (DMPE) and dimyristoylphosphatidylglycerol (DMPG) in combination with diacetylene monomer 10,12-tricosadiy noic acid (TRCDA)...
November 14, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832969/advances-in-analytical-methodologies-to-guide-bioprocess-engineering-for-bio-therapeutics
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Radka Saldova, Michelle Kilcoyne, Henning Stöckmann, Silvia Millán Martín, Amanda M Lewis, Catherine M E Tuite, Jared Q Gerlach, Marie Le Berre, Michael C Borys, Zheng Jian Li, Nicholas R Abu-Absi, Kirk Leister, Lokesh Joshi, Pauline M Rudd
This study was performed to monitor the glycoform distribution of a recombinant antibody fusion protein expressed in CHO cells over the course of fed-batch bioreactor runs using high-throughput methods to accurately determine the glycosylation status of the cell culture and its product. Three different bioreactors running similar conditions were analysed at the same six time-points using the advanced methods described here. N-glycans from cell and secreted glycoproteins from CHO cells were analysed by HILIC-UPLC and MS, and the total glycosylation (both N- and O-linked glycans) secreted from the CHO cells were analysed by lectin microarrays...
November 7, 2016: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765606/effect-of-lippia-alba-and-cymbopogon-citratus-essential-oils-on-biofilms-of-streptococcus-mutans-and-cytotoxicity-in-cho-cells
#18
A Tofiño-Rivera, M Ortega-Cuadros, D Galvis-Pareja, H Jiménez-Rios, L J Merini, M C Martínez-Pabón
BACKGROUND: Caries is a public health problem, given that it prevails in 60 to 90% of the school-age global population. Multiple factors interact in its etiology, among them dental plaque is necessary to have lactic acid producing microorganisms like Streptococcus from he Mutans group. Existing prevention and treatment measures are not totally effective and generate adverse effects, which is why it is necessary to search for complementary strategies for their management. AIM: The study sought to evaluate the eradication capacity of Streptococcus mutans biofilms and the toxicity on eukaryotic cells of Lippia alba and Cymbopogon citratus essential oils...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692695/adjunctive-5-hydroxytryptophan-slow-release-for-treatment-resistant-depression-clinical-and-preclinical-rationale
#19
Jacob P R Jacobsen, Andrew D Krystal, K Ranga R Krishnan, Marc G Caron
Serotonin transporter (SERT) inhibitors treat depression by elevating brain extracellular 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HTExt). However, only one-third of patients respond adequately. Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is a major unmet need. Interestingly, elevating 5-HTExt beyond what is achieved by a SERT inhibitor appears to treat TRD. Adjunctive administration of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) safely elevates 5-HTExt beyond the SERT inhibitor effect in humans; however, 5-HTP cannot be a clinically viable drug because of its poor pharmacokinetics...
September 28, 2016: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686724/migration-and-risk-assessment-of-heavy-metals-in-sewage-sludge-during-hydrothermal-treatment-combined-with-pyrolysis
#20
Xingdong Wang, Chunxing Li, Bin Zhang, Jingjiang Lin, Qiaoqiao Chi, Yin Wang
In this study, the immobilization and risk assessment of heavy metals (HMs) in sewage sludge (SS) during hydrothermal treatment combined with pyrolysis (HTP) was investigated. The experimental results showed that the immobilization of HMs in SS was significantly affected and that the eco-toxicity/risk of SS to the environment was reduced through HTP, in addition to the enhancement of dehydration and a reduction in the volume of the sewage sludge. After the HTP process, although the majority of HMs were accumulated in the biochar, the HMs could be transformed from bioavailable fractions to more stable fractions, such as the acid soluble/exchangeable fractions (F1) of Zn, Ni and Cd in the biochar, which decreased to less than 6...
December 2016: Bioresource Technology
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