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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031230/astatine-211-labeled-anti-her2-5f7-single-domain-antibody-fragment-conjugates-radiolabeling-and-preliminary-evaluation
#1
Jaeyeon Choi, Ganesan Vaidyanathan, Eftychia Koumarianou, Choong Mo Kang, Michael R Zalutsky
INTRODUCTION: Derived from heavy chain only camelid antibodies, ~15-kDa single-domain antibody fragments (sdAbs) are an attractive platform for developing molecularly specific imaging probes and targeted radiotherapeutics. The rapid tumor accumulation and normal tissue clearance of sdAbs might be ideal for use with (211)At, a 7.2-h half-life α-emitter, if appropriate labeling chemistry can be devised to trap (211)At in cancer cells after sdAb binding. This study evaluated two reagents, [(211)At]SAGMB and iso-[(211)At]SAGMB, for this purpose...
September 19, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031225/cube-shaped-theranostic-paclitaxel-prodrug-nanocrystals-with-surface-functionalization-of-spc-and-mpeg-dspe-for-imaging-and-chemotherapy
#2
Fuqiang Guo, Jiajia Shang, Hai Zhao, Kangrong Lai, Yang Li, Zhongxiong Fan, Zhenqing Hou, Guanghao Su
As one of nanomedicine delivery systems (NDSs), drug nanocrystals exhibited an excellent anticancer effect. Recently, differences of internalization mechanisms and subcellular localization of both drug nanocrystals and small molecular free drug have drawn much attention. In this paper, paclitaxel (PTX) as a model anticancer drug was directly labeled with 4-chloro-7-nitro-1, 2, 3-benzoxadiazole (NBD-Cl) (a drug-fluorophore conjugate Ma et al. (2016) and Wang et al. (2016) [1,2] (PTX-NBD)). PTX-NBD was synthesized by nucleophilic substitution reaction of PTX with NBD-Cl in high yield and characterized by fluorescence, XRD, ESI-MS, and FT-IR analysis...
October 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031218/termination-patterns-of-stimulus-induced-rhythmic-periodic-or-ictal-patterns-and-spontaneous-electrographic-seizures
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Emily L Johnson, Peter W Kaplan, Eva K Ritzl
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ability of the evolution and termination patterns to distinguish stimulus-induced rhythmic, periodic, or ictal discharges (SIRPIDs) from spontaneous electrographic seizures, a challenge to the neurophysiologist and clinician. METHODS: We screened the prospectively collected database of patients undergoing continuous EEG (cEEG) and identified 25 cases of SIRPIDs. We compared patients with SIRPIDs to 25 patients with spontaneous seizures...
September 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031185/diet-quality-and-depression-risk-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Marc Molendijk, Patricio Molero, Felipe Ortuño Sánchez-Pedreño, Willem Van der Does, Miguel Angel Martínez-González
BACKGROUND: It has been claimed that the quality of a diet is associated with the incidence of depressive disorders. We sought to investigate the evidence for this claim. METHODS: Systematic searches were performed up to March 6th, 2017 in order to identify prospective cohort studies that reported on exposure to dietary patterns or food groups and the incidence of depression/depressive symptoms. Data from 24 independent cohorts (totalling 1,959,217 person-years) were pooled in random-effects meta-analyses...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031184/gene-environment-interactions-between-stress-and-5-httlpr-in-depression-a-meta-analytic-update
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REVIEW
Dries Bleys, Patrick Luyten, Bart Soenens, Stephan Claes
BACKGROUND: Meta-analyses have yielded contradictory findings concerning the role of 5-HTTLPR in interaction with stress (GxE) in depression. The current meta-analysis investigates if these contradictory findings are a result of differences between studies in methodological approaches towards the assessment of stress and depression. METHODS: After performing a systematic database search (February to December 2016), first, a meta-analysis was used to investigate the total effect size and publication bias...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031159/development-of-fingermarks-on-latex-gloves-the-solution-to-a-challenging-surface
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Tomer Arbeli, Yakir Liptz, Ravell Bengiat, Michal Levin-Elad
Used Latex gloves found at crime scenes can provide strong evidence against a suspect as they almost certainly contain both the fingermarks and DNA of the perpetrator who had worn them. However, over the years, Latex gloves have proved to be a rather difficult substrate for fingermarks development, with most of the standard techniques producing poor results. In this study, the two main protocols for development on either porous or non-porous surfaces: Ninhydrin-HFE and superglue fuming followed by crystal violet (CV) dyeing, respectively, had been examined on 100 disposable Latex gloves from twenty five donors...
September 28, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031095/sustainable-superior-function-of-the-synthesized-nixco1-xfe2oz-nanosphere-on-the-destruction-of-chlorinated-biphenyls-in-the-effluent
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Linyan Huang, Qianqian Li, Guijin Su, Minghui Zheng, Yalu Liu, Yangyang Gu, Lirong Gao, Guorui Liu, Wenbin Liu
NixCo1-xFe2Oz composite oxide nanosphere was successfully prepared, to degrade 2-monochlorobiphenly (CB-1) in continuous-flow fixed-bed microreactor at GHSV of 20000h(-1). The five cycles of temperature-dependent run experiments between 150 and 350°C showed its superior activity with a CB-1 conversion of more than 95% above 300°C over Ni0.5Co0.5Fe2Oz. Importantly, the sustainable higher reactivity could be observed over prolonged 600min reaction times after the 5th run test. The degradation products detected as biphenyl and monochlorobenzene with yield ratio of 129, account for 0...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031087/characterization-of-the-radiosynthesis-and-purification-of-18-f-thk-5351-a-pet-ligand-for-neurofibrillary-tau
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Tobey J Betthauser, Paul A Ellison, Dhanabalan Murali, Patrick J Lao, Todd E Barnhart, Shozo Furumoto, Nobuyuki Okamura, Sterling C Johnson, Jonathan W Engle, Robert J Nickles, Bradley T Christian
This work characterizes the radiochemical synthesis, purification, and formulation of [(18)F]THK-5351, a tau PET radioligand, and develops an automated radiosynthesis routine (ELIXYS, Sofie Biosciences). Nucleophilic radiofluorination reaction was complete by 7min at 110°C with radiochemical yields proportional to precursor mass (0.1-0.5mg). Optimized HPLC purification produced radiotracer product with no chemical impurities observed on analytical HPLC in formulation. Automated radiosynthesis (ELIXYS), HPLC purification and formulation was completed in 86min producing formulated product suitable for human research use...
October 4, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031080/endovascular-therapy-for-vasospasm-secondary-to-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Zhong Yao, Xin Hu, Chao You
Endovascular therapy has been used as an alternative treatment for vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage. The effectiveness and safety of endovascular therapy are still controversial. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify any advantage of endovascular therapy over traditional medical treatment. We systematically reviewed related English publications by searching PubMed, Ovid, Cochrane library, and Web of Science up to May 2017.The risk ratios (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were synthesized with fixed effect model...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031075/discovery-of-new-indomethacin-based-analogs-with-potentially-selective-cyclooxygenase-2-inhibition-and-observed-diminishing-to-pge2-activities
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Shaymaa E Kassab, Mohammed A Khedr, Hamed I Ali, Mohamed M Abdalla
New ring-extended analogs of indomethacin were designed based on the structure of active binding site of both COX-1 and COX-2 isoenzymes and the interaction pattern required for selective inhibition of COX-2 to improve its selectivity against COX-2. The strategy adopted for designing the new inhibitors involved i) ring extension of indomethacin to reduce the possibility of analogs to be accommodated into the narrow hydrophobic tunnel of COX-1, ii) deletion of carboxylic acid to reduce the possibility of inhibitor to form salt bridge with Arg120 and eventually prevent COX-1 inhibition, and iii) introduction of methylsulfonyl group to increase the opportunity of the analogs to interact with the polar side pocket that's is crucial for inhibition process of COX-2...
September 28, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031060/an-insight-into-the-biological-activities-of-heterocyclic-fatty-acid-hybrid-molecules
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REVIEW
Vijayendar Venepally, Ram Chandra Reddy Jala
Heterocyclic compounds are the interesting core structures for the development of new bioactive compounds. Fatty acids are derived from renewable raw materials and exhibit various biological activities. Several researchers are amalgamating these two bioactive components to yield bioactive hybrid molecules with some desirable features. Heterocyclic-fatty acid hybrid derivatives are a new class of heterocyclic compounds with a broad range of biological activities and significance in the field of medicinal chemistry...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029344/the-clinical-and-economic-impact-of-attaining-national-hiv-aids-strategy-treatment-targets-in-the-united-states
#12
Ethan D Borre, Emily P Hyle, A David Paltiel, Anne M Neilan, Paul E Sax, Kenneth A Freedberg, Milton C Weinstein, Rochelle P Walensky
Background: The US National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) aims for 72% (90% diagnosed times 80% of those virally suppressed) viral suppression among persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by 2020. We examined the clinical and economic impact of reaching this target, in the general US population and among black men who have sex with men (MSM), the group with the highest HIV prevalence. Methods: Using a mathematical simulation, we project the 5- and 20-year clinical outcomes, costs, and incremental cost-effectiveness ratios for (1) Current Pace of detection, linkage, retention, and virologic suppression and (2) NHAS investments in expanded testing ($24-$74 per test) and adherence ($400 per person-year), calibrated to achieve 72% suppression by 2020...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029341/an-increased-concentration-of-receptor-activator-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-ligand-pre-dates-the-onset-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#13
Linda Johansson, Lisbeth Ärlestig, Heidi Kokkonen, Mikael Brink, Solbritt Rantapää-Dahlqvist
Objectives: RANK ligand (RANKL) is involved in destruction and osteoporosis in RA. In this study, the relationships between RANKL and ACPA, anti-carbamylated protein antibodies (anti-CarP), cytokines and chemokines were analysed in individuals before the onset of RA symptoms, and their associations with radiological findings at disease onset were assessed. Methods: This was a case-control study performed within the Medical Biobank of Northern Sweden that included 470 pre-symptomatic individuals [334 women and 136 men; mean (s...
September 25, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029216/diversity-and-distribution-of-cryptic-species-of-the-bemisia-tabaci-hemiptera-aleyrodidae-complex-in-pakistan
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Mariyam Masood, Imran Amin, Ishtiaq Hassan, Shahid Mansoor, Judith K Brown, Rob W Briddon
Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius; Hempitera: Aleyrodidae) is considered to be a cryptic (sibling) species complex, the members of which exhibit morphological invariability while being genetically and behaviorally distinct. Members of the complex are agricultural pests that cause direct damage by feeding on plants, and indirectly by transmitting viruses that cause diseases leading to reduced crop yield and quality. In Pakistan, cotton leaf curl disease, caused by multiple begomovirus species, is the most economically important viral disease of cotton...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029206/dissecting-hiv-virulence-heritability-of-setpoint-viral-load-cd4-t-cell-decline-and-per-parasite-pathogenicity
#15
Frederic Bertels, Alex Marzel, Gabriel Leventhal, Venelin Mitov, Jacques Fellay, Huldrych F Günthard, Jürg Böni, Sabine Yerly, Thomas Klimkait, Vincent Aubert, Manuel Battegay, Andri Rauch, Matthias Cavassini, Alexandra Calmy, Enos Bernasconi, Patrick Schmid, Alexandra U Scherrer, Viktor Müller, Sebastian Bonhoeffer, Roger Kouyos, Roland R Regoes
Pathogen strains may differ in virulence because they attain different loads in their hosts, or because they induce different disease-causing mechanisms independent of their load. In evolutionary ecology, the latter is referred to as" per-parasite pathogenicity". Using viral load and CD4+ T cell measures from 2014 HIV-1 subtype B infected individuals enrolled in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study, we investigated if virulence - measured as the rate of decline of CD4+ T cells - and per-parasite pathogenicity are heritable from donor to recipient...
October 3, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029084/penicillin-binding-protein-encoded-by-pbp4-is-involved-in-mediating-copper-stress-in-listeria-monocytogenes
#16
Cameron Parsons, Ben Costolo, Phillip Brown, Sophia Kathariou
Listeria monocytogenes raises major food safety and public health concerns due its potential for severe foodborne disease and persistent colonization of food processing facilities. Copper is often employed to control pathogens in agriculture and is increasingly used in healthcare facilities, but mechanisms mediating tolerance of L. monocytogenes to copper remain poorly understood. A mariner-based mutant library of L. monocytogenes 2011L-2858, implicated in the 2011 listeriosis outbreak via whole cantaloupe, was screened for growth at sublethal levels of copper yielding mutant G2B4 with decreased copper tolerance...
October 4, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028871/high-light-aggravates-functional-limitations-of-cucumber-canopy-photosynthesis-under-salinity
#17
Tsu-Wei Chen, Hartmut Stützel, Katrin Kahlen
Background and Aims: Most crop species are glycophytes, and salinity stress is one of the most severe abiotic stresses reducing crop yields worldwide. Salinity affects plant architecture and physiological functions by different mechanisms, which vary largely between crop species and determine the susceptibility or tolerance of a crop species to salinity. Methods: Experimental data from greenhouse cucumber (Cucumis sativus), a salt-sensitive species, grown under three salinity levels were interpreted by combining a functional-structural plant model and quantitative limitation analysis of photosynthesis...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028835/hydrogen-peroxide-yields-mechanistic-insights-into-human-mrna-capping-enzyme-function
#18
Nicholas J Mullen, David H Price
Capping of nascent RNA polymerase II (Pol II) transcripts is required for gene expression and the first two steps are catalyzed by separate 5' triphosphatase and guanylyltransferase activities of the human capping enzyme (HCE). The cap is added co-transcriptionally, but how the two activities are coordinated is unclear. Our previous in vitro work has suggested that an unidentified factor modulates the minimum length at which nascent transcripts can be capped. Using the same well-established in vitro system with hydrogen peroxide as a capping inhibitor, we show that this unidentified factor targets the guanylyltransferase activity of HCE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028764/the-prognostic-value-of-mri-in-moderate-and-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Hourmazd Haghbayan, Amélie Boutin, Mathieu Laflamme, François Lauzier, Michèle Shemilt, Lynne Moore, Ryan Zarychanski, Vincent Douville, Dean Fergusson, Alexis F Turgeon
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of death and disability, yet many predictors of outcome are not precise enough to guide initial clinical decision-making. Although increasingly used in the early phase following traumatic brain injury, the prognostic utility of MRI remains uncertain. We thus undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies evaluating the predictive value of acute MRI lesion patterns for discriminating clinical outcome in traumatic brain injury...
October 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028659/differences-in-acute-retroviral-syndrome-by-hiv-1-subtype-in-a-multicentre-cohort-study-in-africa
#20
Eduard J Sanders, Matthew A Price, Etienne Karita, Anatoli Kamali, William Kilembe, Linda-Gail Bekker, Shabir Lakhi, Mubiana Inambao, Omu Anzala, Patricia E Fast, Jill Gilmour, Kimberly A Powers
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) may be used to identify patients with acute HIV-1 infection who seek care. ARS symptoms in African adults differ by region. We assessed whether reporting of ARS was associated with HIV-1 subtype in a multicentre African cohort study representing countries with predominant HIV-1 subtypes A, C and D. METHODOLOGY: ARS symptoms were assessed in adults enrolling ≤6 weeks after the estimated date of infection (EDI) in an acute and early HIV-1 infection cohort study...
October 12, 2017: AIDS
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