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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166712/-effects-of-endostatin-pretreatment-on-fibrosis-of-human-skin-fibroblasts-and-the-mechanisms
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H T Ren, Y Li, S D Wang, C M Han
Objective: To explore the effects of endostatin pretreatment on fibrosis of human skin fibroblasts and the mechanisms. Methods: Human skin fibroblasts were routinely cultured in vitro, and then the cells of passage 3 to 5 were used in the following experiments. The cells were divided into blank control, endostatin, platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB), endostatin+ PDGF-BB, transforming growth factor-β(1) (TGF-β(1)), and endostatin+ TGF-β(1) groups according to the random number table, with 3 wells in each group...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166705/comprehensive-analysis-of-nine-monoamines-and-metabolites-in-small-amounts-of-peripheral-murine-c57bl-6j-tissues
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Joachim Nagler, Sonja C Schriever, Meri De Angelis, Paul T Pfluger, Karl-Werner Schramm
Monoamines, acting as hormones and neurotransmitters, play a critical role in multiple physiological processes ranging from cognitive function and mood to sympathetic nervous system activity, fight-or-flight response, or glucose homeostasis. In addition to brain and blood, monoamines are abundant in several tissues, and dysfunction in their synthesis or signaling is associated with various pathological conditions. It was our goal to develop a method to detect these compounds in peripheral murine tissues. In this study, we employed a high performance liquid chromatography method using electrochemical detection that allows not only detecting the catecholamines but a detailed analysis of nine monoamines and metabolites in murine tissues...
November 22, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166562/a-lc-hrms-data-processing-strategy-for-reliable-sample-comparison-exemplified-by-the-assessment-of-water-treatment-processes
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Tobias Johannes Bader, Wolfgang Schulz, Klaus Kümmerer, Rudi Winzenbacher
The behavior of micropollutants in water treatment is an important aspect in terms of water quality. Non-target screening by liquid chromatography coupled to high-resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HRMS) offers the opportunity to comprehensively assess water treatment processes by comparing the signal heights of all detectable compounds before and after treatment. Without preselection of known target compounds, all accessible information is used to describe changes across processes and thus serves as a measure for the treatment efficiency...
November 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166104/rapid-spectro-polarimetry-to-probe-molecular-symmetry-in-multiplex-coherent-anti-stokes-raman-scattering
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Thomas Würthwein, Maximilian Brinkmann, Tim Hellwig, Carsten Fallnich
We present the simultaneous detection of the spectrum and the complete polarization state of a multiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering signal with a fast division-of-amplitude spectro-polarimeter. The spectro-polarimeter is based on a commercial imaging spectrograph, a birefringent wedge prism, and a segmented polarizer. Compared to the standard rotating-retarder fixed-analyzer spectro-polarimeter, only a single measurement is required and an up to 21-fold reduced acquisition time is shown. The measured Stokes parameters allow us to differentiate between vibrational symmetries and to determine the depolarization ratio ρ by data post-processing...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165995/magnetic-particle-imaging-for-highly-sensitive-quantitative-and-safe-in-vivo-gut-bleed-detection-in-a-murine-model
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Elaine Y Yu, Prashant Chandrasekharan, Ran Berzon, Zhi Wei Tay, Xinyi Y Zhou, Amit P Khandhar, R Matthew Ferguson, Scott J Kemp, Bo Zheng, Patrick W Goodwill, Michael F Wendland, Kannan M Krishnan, Spencer Behr, Jonathan Carter, Steven M Conolly
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding causes more than 300,000 hospitalizations per year in the United States. Imaging plays a crucial role in accurately locating the source of the bleed for timely intervention. Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is an emerging clinically translatable imaging modality that images superparamagnetic iron-oxide (SPIO) tracers with extraordinary contrast and sensitivity. This linearly quantitative modality has zero background tissue signal and zero signal depth attenuation. MPI is also safe: there is zero ionizing radiation exposure to the patient and clinically approved tracers can be used with MPI...
November 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165901/influence-of-ventral-tegmental-area-input-on-cortico-subcortical-networks-underlying-action-control-and-decision-making
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Anja Richter, Oliver Gruber
It is argued that the mesolimbic system has a more general function in processing all salient events, including and extending beyond rewards. Saliency was defined as an event that is unexpected due to its frequency of occurrence and elicits an attentional-behavioral switch. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), signals were measured in response to the modulation of salience of rewarding and nonrewarding events during a reward-based decision making task, the so called desire-reason dilemma paradigm (DRD)...
November 22, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165899/quantitative-performance-evaluation-of-a-back-illuminated-scmos-camera-with-95-qe-for-super-resolution-localization-microscopy
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Yujie Wang, Lingxi Zhao, Zhe Hu, Yina Wang, Zeyu Zhao, Luchang Li, Zhen-Li Huang
Scientific Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (sCMOS) cameras were introduced into the market in 2009 and are now becoming a major type of commercial cameras for low-light imaging. sCMOS cameras provide simultaneously low read noise, high readout speed, and large pixel array; however, the relatively low quantum efficiency (QE) of sCMOS cameras has been a major limitation for its application in single molecule imaging, especially super-resolution localization microscopy which requires high detection sensitivity...
November 22, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165875/4%C3%AE-hydroxywithanolide-e-selectively-induces-oxidative-dna-damage-for-selective-killing-of-oral-cancer-cells
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Jen-Yang Tang, Hurng-Wern Huang, Hui-Ru Wang, Ya-Ching Chan, Jo-Wen Haung, Chih-Wen Shu, Yang-Chang Wu, Hsueh-Wei Chang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) induction had been previously reported in 4β-hydroxywithanolide (4βHWE)-induced selective killing of oral cancer cells, but the mechanism involving ROS and the DNA damage effect remain unclear. This study explores the role of ROS and oxidative DNA damage of 4βHWE in the selective killing of oral cancer cells. Changes in cell viability, morphology, ROS, DNA double strand break (DSB) signaling (γH2AX foci in immunofluorescence and DSB signaling in western blotting), and oxidative DNA damage (8-oxo-2'deoxyguanosine [8-oxodG]) were detected in 4βHWE-treated oral cancer (Ca9-22) and/or normal (HGF-1) cells...
November 22, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165498/tomographic-magnetic-particle-imaging-of-cancer-targeted-nanoparticles
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Hamed Arami, Eric Teeman, Alyssa Troksa, Haydin Bradshaw, Katayoun Saatchi, Asahi Tomitaka, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Urs O Häfeli, Denny Liggitt, Kannan M Krishnan
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is an emerging, whole body biomedical imaging technique, with sub-millimeter spatial resolution and high sensitivity to a biocompatible contrast agent consisting of an iron oxide nanoparticle core and a biofunctionalized shell. Successful application of MPI for imaging of cancer depends on the nanoparticles (NPs) accumulating at tumors at sufficient levels relative to other sites. NPs' physiochemical properties such as size, crystallographic structure and uniformity, surface coating, stability, blood circulation time and magnetization determine the efficacy of their tumor accumulation and MPI signal generation...
November 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165496/fluorescence-quenching-based-signal-amplification-on-immunochromatography-test-strips-for-dual-mode-sensing-of-two-biomarkers-of-breast-cancer
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Bo Zhang, Wenjuan Ma, Fuxin Li, Weichen Gao, Qian Zhao, Weipan Peng, Jiafang Piao, Xiaoli Wu, Hanjie Wang, Xiaoqun Gong, Jin Chang
Recently, immunochromatography test strips (ICTS) have been fully developed for point-of-care testing (POCT). However, the intrinsic limitations including non-quantitative detection of colloidal gold ICTS and low sensitivity of fluorescence ICTS (FICTS) significantly restrict their further application in clinical diagnosis. Taking advantages of rapid colorimetric qualitative detection and fluorescence quantitation, we designed a kind of sensitive and dual-mode magnetic FICTS (mFICTS) based on PLGA@Fe3O4 super-paramagnetic nanosphere (SPMN) probes quenching multiplex fluorescer on the test line through sandwich immunoreactions...
November 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165402/quercetin-mitigates-inflammatory-responses-induced-by-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-mouse-retinal-photoreceptor-cells-through-suppression-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b
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Minsup Lee, Seohyeon Yun, Hyesook Lee, Jaewook Yang
Retinal vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) increased by neovascularization is well known as a pathogenic factor in ocular neovascular diseases. However, it is still unclear how retinal neurons are damaged by VEGF. The aims of this study are to demonstrate the inflammatory protein expression regulated by VEGF using mouse photoreceptor-derived cells and the protective effect of quercetin against VEGF-induced inflammatory response. Expression and phosphorylation of protein and expression of mRNA were detected by immunoblot and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165085/a-speech-recognition-based-solution-for-the-automatic-detection-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-from-spontaneous-speech
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Laszlo Toth, Ildiko Hoffmann, Gabor Gosztolya, Veronika Vincze, Greta Szatloczki, Zoltan Banreti, Magdolna Pakaski, Janos Kalman
BACKGROUND: Even today the reliable diagnosis of the prodromal stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains a great challenge. Our research focuses on the earliest detectable indicators of cognitive decline in mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Since the presence of language impairment has been reported even in the mild stage of AD, the aim of this study is to develop a sensitive neuropsychological screening method which is based on the analysis of spontaneous speech production during performing a memory task...
November 20, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165082/easy-screening-for-mild-alzheimer-s-disease-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-from-elderly-speech
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Shohei Kato, Akira Homma, Takuto Sakuma
OBJECTIVE: This study presents a novel approach for early detection of cognitive impairment in the elderly. The approach incorporates the use of speech sound analysis, multivariate statistics, and data-mining techniques. We have developed a speech prosody-based cognitive impairment rating (SPCIR) that can distinguish between cognitively normal controls and elderly people with mild Alzheimer's disease (mAD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) using prosodic signals extracted from elderly speech while administering a questionnaire...
November 20, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165065/electrochemical-nucleic-acid-based-biosensing-of-drugs-of-abuse-and-pharmaceuticals
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Susana Campuzano, Maia Pedrero, Jose M Pingarron
Nowadays, studies of the interactions of DNA with small molecular drugs, especially anti-tumor agents, antibiotics and drugs of abuse are currently performed to explore their mechanism of action and develop new drugs with lower side effects and high curative properties. Currently, electrochemical biosensors are considered a very promising alternative analytical tool to conventional more complex techniques for drug determination due to rapidness, low cost, high sensitivity, compatibility with microfabrication technology, intuitively understandable design and simple operation mode...
November 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164889/comparison-of-quantitative-mass-spectrometry-platforms-for-monitoring-kinase-atp-probe-uptake-in-lung-cancer
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Melissa A Hoffman, Bin Fang, Eric B Haura, Uwe Rix, John M Koomen
Recent developments in instrumentation and bioinformatics have led to new quantitative mass spectrometry platforms including LC-MS/MS with data-independent acquisition (DIA) and targeted analysis using parallel reaction monitoring mass spectrometry (LC-PRM), which provide alternatives to well-established methods, such as LC-MS/MS with data-dependent acquisition (DDA) and targeted analysis using multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry (LC-MRM). These tools have been used to identify signaling perturbations in lung cancers and other malignancies, supporting the development of effective kinase inhibitors and, more recently, providing insights into therapeutic resistance mechanisms and drug repurposing opportunities...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164865/label-free-dna-assay-by-metal-stable-isotope-detection
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Rui Liu, Chaoqun Wang, Yuming Xu, Jianyu Hu, Dongyan Deng, Yi Lv
The interest in label-free bioassays is increasing rapidly because of their simple procedure and direct information of the interaction between the target molecule and the sensing unit. One of the major obstacles in the application of label-free biosensors is the difficulty to produce stable and reproducible optical, electric, electrochemical, or magnetic properties for the sensitive detection of the target molecules. In this work, we demonstrated a label-free DNA assay, by directly measuring the intrinsic 63Cu and 65Cu stable isotopes inside the double strand DNA-templated Cu nanoparticles...
November 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164862/fabrication-of-magnetic-conjugation-clusters-via-intermolecular-assembling-for-ultrasensitive-surface-plasmon-resonance-spr-detection-in-wide-range-concentration
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Zhichao Lou, He Han, Ming Zhou, Jinfeng Wan, Qian Sun, Xiaoyan Zhou, Ning Gu
Herein, a novel sandwich surface plasmon resonance (SPR) detection assay, which utilizes prion disease-associated isoform (PrPSc) conjugating magnetic nanoparticle clusters (nanoparticle-organic clusters, NOCs) as signal amplification reagents, is constructed for ultrasensitive detection of PrPSc. Due to the highly specific affinity of aptamer-Fe3O4 nanoparticles (AMNPs) towards PrPSc and the intermolecular assembly behaviors among PrPSc, PrPSc conjugating magnetic nanoparticle clusters were obtained after the incubation of AMNPs and PrPSc, and the subsequent concentration processes in an external magnetic field...
November 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164851/an-integrated-redox-cycling-for-electrochemical-enzymatic-signal-enhancement
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Md Rajibul Akanda, Huangxian Ju
Highly sensitive analytical methods for the detection of proteins are still an urgent demand in early medical diagnosis and discovery of biomarkers with ultralow abundance. Here an integrated electrochemical-chemical-enzymatic redox cycling is designed for significant enhancement of electrochemical enzymatic signal in biorecognition. This strategy efficiently utilizes the high specificity of outer-sphere to inner-sphere redox reaction to mediate the enzymatic redox cycling with the nonenzymatic redox cycling...
November 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164587/mir-214-inhibits-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-differentiating-into-osteoblasts-through-targeting-%C3%AE-catenin
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J-P Li, H-T Zhuang, M-Y Xin, Y-L Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway promotes osteoblasts (OBs) differentiation through up-regulating osteoblast-specific gene runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) expression. It was showed that microRNA-214 (miR-214) was abnormally increased in bone tissue from osteoporosis patients, suggesting its role in osteogenesis. Bioinformatics analysis revealed the complementary binding site between miR-214 and 3'-UTR of β-catenin. This study investigated the effects of miR-214 in regulating β-catenin expression and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) differentiating into OB...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164582/mir-15a-5p-suppresses-endometrial-cancer-cell-growth-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-by-inhibiting-wnt3a
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Z-M Wang, X-H Wan, G-Y Sang, J-D Zhao, Q-Y Zhu, D-M Wang
OBJECTIVE: Endometrial cancer is one of the three most common types of gynecologic cancer. The global incidence has increased in recent years. microRNAs (miRNAs) regulate numerous biological processes by binding to the 3'UTR of target mRNA to down-regulate protein synthesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Endometrial cancer patients received surgeries in our hospital were enrolled. MiR-15a-5p mimic or miR-15a-5p inhibitor was transfected into HEC-1-A cells by lentivirus...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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