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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735528/lipids-evergreen-autofluorescent-biomarkers-for-the-liver-functional-profiling
#1
Anna Cleta Croce, Giovanni Bottiroli
Depending on their chemical nature, lipids can be classified in two main categories: hydrophilic, greatly contributing to membrane composition and subcellular organelle compartmentalization, and hydrophobic, mostly triglycerides, greatly enrolled in the storage and production of energy. In both cases, some lipid molecules can be involved as signaling agents in the regulation of metabolism and protective or damaging pathways in responses to harmful stimuli. These events could affect in particular the liver, because of its central role in the maintenance of lipid homeostasis...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735527/fibroblast-activating-protein-%C3%AE-expression-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus-in-primary-and-irradiated-tumors-the-use-of-archival-ffpe-material-for-molecular-techniques
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Renata Tabola, Magdalena Zaremba-Czogalla, Dagmara Baczynska, Roberto Cirocchi, Kamila Stach, Krzysztof Grabowski, Katarzyna Augoff
There are numerous reports suggesting that fibroblast activating protein-α (FAP-α) plays an important role in invasion of various tumor types. We studied the expression pattern of FAP-α in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients who had not been treated primarily and those who had received neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy. Our goal was to establish whether readily available tissue specimens fixed in formalin and stored in paraffin blocks for years might still be a source of FAP-α RNA for PCR analysis...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735509/diagnostic-utility-of-automated-surefish-dako-omnis-in-the-diagnosis-of-musculoskeletal-translocation-related-sarcomas
#3
Shintaro Sugita, Tomoyuki Aoyama, Yoshimasa Ito, Hiroko Asanuma, Taro Sugawara, Keiko Segawa, Yumika Ito, Noriaki Kikuchi, Mitsuhiro Tsujiwaki, Hiromi Fujita, Yusuke Ono, Tadashi Hasegawa
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is an essential tool for genetic diagnosis in daily pathological work. Almost full automation of FISH can be achieved with the recently released automated SureFISH platform (Dako Omnis, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, USA). Its utility has been reported in HER2 amplification of breast and gastric carcinoma and ALK-rearranged lung cancer. Here, we examined the utility of automated SureFISH for the identification of rearrangement signals in translocation-related sarcomas (TRSs), including 11 EWSR1-rearranged and 10 synovial sarcoma cases, compared with non-automated conventional FISH using the same specimens...
July 22, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735452/characterization-of-polymeric-substance-classes-in-cereal-based-beverages-using-asymmetrical-flow-field-flow-fractionation-with-a-multi-detection-system
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Georg Krebs, Thomas Becker, Martina Gastl
Cereal-based beverages contain a complex mixture of various polymeric macromolecules including polysaccharides, peptides, and polyphenols. The molar mass of polymers and their degradation products affect different technological and especially sensory parameters of beverages. Asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) coupled with multi-angle light scattering (MALS) and refractive index detection (dRI) or UV detection (UV) is a technique for structure and molar mass distribution analysis of macromolecules commonly used for pure compound solutions...
July 22, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735227/microrna-27b-inhibits-cell-proliferation-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-targeting-fzd7-and-wnt-signaling-pathway
#5
Bingyao Liu, Wei Chen, Gang Cao, Zhen Dong, Jinke Xu, Tingyuan Luo, Senlin Zhang
This study intended to investigate the role of microRNA-27b (miR-27b) in proliferation of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells and to explore the potential molecular mechanism. Cell proliferation was detected by MTT assay. The expression levels of miR-27b, Frizzled7 (FZD7), cyclin D1 and c-myc were detected by quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). The protein expression level of FZD7 was detected by western blot analysis. The relationship between miR-27b and FZD7, and the activity of Wnt signaling pathway were determined using luciferase reporter assay...
July 15, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735081/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-cecropin-a2-from-musca-domestica
#6
Rui-Yang Wei, Jie Bai, Meng-Fei Zhao, Bin Xu, Wen-Jia Li, Feng-Xian Wei, Yan-Yan Xi, Shao-Yu Li
This study aimed to investigate the anti-inflammatory activity of Musca domestica cecropin-A2 (Mdc-A2) toward Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) to learn more about their immunological functions. RAW264.7 cells were transfected with recombinant lentiviruses introduce pLEX-Mdc-A2into the RAW264.7 cell line (RAW-Mdc-A2). The RAW264.7 cell line with empty pLEX (RAW-pLEX) was produced in the same manner as a negative control. Real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) was performed to analyze the mRNA expression of TNF-a, IL-1β, NFκB-1 and NFκB-2 in S...
July 19, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735043/a-high-sensitivity-electrochemical-aptasensor-of-carcinoembryonic-antigen-based-on-graphene-quantum-dots-ionic-liquid-nafion-nanomatrix-and-dnazyme-assisted-signal-amplification-strategy
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Jing-Yi Huang, Lang Zhao, Wan Lei, Wei Wen, Yi-Jia Wang, Ting Bao, Hua-Yu Xiong, Xiu-Hua Zhang, Sheng-Fu Wang
In this work, we have developed an electrochemical aptasensor for high-sensitivity determination of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) based on lead ion (Pb(2+))-dependent DNAzyme-assisted signal amplification and graphene quantum dot-ionic liquid-nafion (GQDs-IL-NF) composite film. We designed hairpin DNA containing CEA-specific aptamers and DNAzyme chains. In the presence of CEA, hairpin DNA recognized the target and performed a DNAzyme-assisted signal amplification reaction to yield a large number of single-stranded DNA...
July 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735033/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-vimentin-is-involved-in-steroidogenesis-stimulated-by-mono-butyl-phthalate-in-primary-cultured-ovarian-granulosa-cells
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Chang Zhang, Pan Gong, Yan Ye, Lulu Zhang, Minjian Chen, Yanhui Hu, Aihua Gu, Shanshan Chen, Yubang Wang
Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) and its active metabolite, monobutyl phthalate (MBP) are the most common endocrine disrupting chemicals. Many studies indicated the effects of MBP on male steroidogenesis, however, little attention have been paid on the effects of low levels of MBP on female steroidogenesis. This study was aimed to assess steroidogenesis stimulated by low-dose MBP on primary cultured ovarian granulosa cells (mGCs). Ovarian granulosa cells were isolated from ICR female mice. Hormone levels in medium were detected by ELISA, mRNA and protein expressions of vimentin, NF-κB p65 and phosphorylation of NF-κB p65 (p-p65) were assayed by qRT-PCR, western blot and immunohistochemistry, respectively...
July 19, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735012/fgwas-functional-genome-wide-association-analysis
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Chao Huang, Paul Thompson, Yalin Wang, Yang Yu, Jingwen Zhang, Dehan Kong, Rivka R Colen, Rebecca C Knickmeyer, Hongtu Zhu
Functional phenotypes (e.g., subcortical surface representation), which commonly arise in imaging genetic studies, have been used to detect putative genes for complexly inherited neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. However, existing statistical methods largely ignore the functional features (e.g., functional smoothness and correlation). The aim of this paper is to develop a functional genome-wide association analysis (FGWAS) framework to efficiently carry out whole-genome analyses of functional phenotypes...
July 19, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734896/porcine-cd14-gene-silencing-partially-inhibited-the-bacterial-immune-response-mediated-by-tlr4-signaling-pathway
#10
Chaohui Dai, Haifei Wang, Guoqiang Zhu, Shenglong Wu, Wenbin Bao
Cluster of differentiation antigen 14 (CD14) is the membrane receptor protein in Toll-like Receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling pathway, which plays an important regulation role in not only innate immune response but also adaptive immune response. In this study, the pig kidney epithelial cell (PK15) line with CD14 gene silencing mediated by lentivirus was established and cells of CD14-RNAi and NC group were exposed to three kinds of Escherichia coli (E. coli F18ab, E. coli F18ac and E. coli K88ac) and LPS. Then qPCR and western blot were used to detect expression levels of TLR4 signaling pathway-related genes...
July 19, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734799/eeg-analysis-of-seizure-patterns-using-visibility-graphs-for-detection-of-generalized-seizures
#11
Lei Wang, Xi Long, Johan B A M Arends, Ronald M Aarts
BACKGROUND: The traditional EEG features in the time and frequency domain show limited seizure detection performance in the epileptic population with intellectual disability (ID). In addition, the influence of EEG seizure patterns on detection performance was less studied. NEW METHOD: A single-channel EEG signal can be mapped into visibility graphs (VGS), including basic visibility graph (VG), horizontal VG (HVG), and difference VG (DVG). These graphs were used to characterize different EEG seizure patterns...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734603/determination-of-volatile-organic-compounds-in-pen-inks-by-a-dynamic-headspace-needle-trap-device-combined-with-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#12
Xiaohuan Zang, Weiqian Liang, Qingyun Chang, Tong Wu, Chun Wang, Zhi Wang
Some harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as methylbenzene, ethylbenzene, xylene, chlorobenzene and bromobenzene, are the commonly found chemicals in pen inks. In this work, a dynamic headspace needle-trap device (D-HS-NTD) with a ZIF-8-derived nanoporous carbon (ZIF-8-NPC) as the adsorbent was developed for the extraction of some VOCs in different pen inks prior to GC-MS detection. The main important influencing experimental parameters including the flow rate of the purge gas N2, extraction temperature, extraction time, desorption temperature and desorption time for the extraction were optimized to obtain a high extraction efficiency...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734526/development-and-clinical-application-of-a-computer-aided-real-time-feedback-system-for-detecting-in-bed-physical-activities
#13
Liang-Hsuan Lu, Shang-Lin Chiang, Shun-Hwa Wei, Chueh-Ho Lin, Wen-Hsu Sung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Being bedridden long-term can cause deterioration in patients' physiological function and performance, limiting daily activities and increasing the incidence of falls and other accidental injuries. Little research has been carried out in designing effective detecting systems to monitor the posture and status of bedridden patients and to provide accurate real-time feedback on posture. The purposes of this research were to develop a computer-aided system for real-time detection of physical activities in bed and to validate the system's validity and test-retest reliability in determining eight postures: motion leftward/rightward, turning over leftward/rightward, getting up leftward/rightward, and getting off the bed leftward/rightward...
August 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734366/a-label-free-genetic-biosensor-for-diabetes-based-on-aunps-decorated-ito-with-electrochemiluminescent-signaling
#14
Suyan Zhai, Chen Fang, Jilin Yan, Qun Zhao, Yifeng Tu
The variation of I27L gene closely relates to increasing risk of type 2 diabetes, thus it is greatly significant to develop various methods for its identification or monitoring. We report here a novel label-free electrochemiluminescent (ECL) biosensor for simple and effective determination of I27L gene based on Au nanoparticles functionalized ITO electrode. The ECL technique is employed to monitor the hybridization of DNA strands by measuring the changes of its intensity. Here, the ECL signal was quenched by blocked access of probe (luminol anion) owing to the electrostatic repulsion of negatively charged sensor surface and the space resistance...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734359/fast-multiplex-analysis-of-antibodies-in-complex-sample-matrix-using-the-microfluidic-evalution%C3%A2-platform
#15
Karen Leirs, Pelin Leblebici, Jeroen Lammertyn, Dragana Spasic
Biosensor development requires comprehensive research for establishing the optimal bioassay conditions that determine the final kinetics, sensitivity and specificity. Different systems have been developed to study bioreceptor-target interactions but they often have drawbacks, such as long hands-on time, low throughput, high sample consumption and high cost. In this work, the potential of the novel microfluidic Evalution™ platform has been evaluated for developing sandwich-based assays in a fast and high-throughput fashion...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734358/fluorescent-quenching-immune-chromatographic-strips-with-quantum-dots-and-upconversion-nanoparticles-as-fluorescent-donors-for-visual-detection-of-sulfaquinoxaline-in-foods-of-animal-origin
#16
Gaoshuang Hu, Wei Sheng, Jingmin Li, Yan Zhang, Junping Wang, Shuo Wang
In this study, two novel fluorescence quenching immune chromatographic strips (FQICS) were developed to detect sulfaquinoxaline (SQX) in foods of animal origin. These proposed FQICSs were based on fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) from fluorescence donors (quantum dots or upconversion nanoparticles) to fluorescence acceptors (colloidal gold nanoparticles). Compared with traditional colloidal gold-based immune chromatographic strips (ICS), these FQICSs showed positive correlation between the fluorescent signals and the targets, and allowed user to get test results from weak fluorescent signals...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734354/determination-of-aqueous-antibiotic-solutions-using-sers-nanogratings
#17
Koh Yiin Hong, Carlos Diego Lima de Albuquerque, Ronei J Poppi, Alexandre G Brolo
The emergence of antibiotics and their active metabolites in aquatic ecosystem has motivated the development of sensitive and reliable sensors to monitor traces of antibiotics and metabolites in drinking water sources (i.e. surface water). The surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) technique, which is widely recognized as a high sensitivity method for molecular vibrational detection, is potentially a powerful tool for trace environmental contamination analysis. The main goal of this work is to demonstrate pharmaceutical and metabolite multiplexing detection using the SERS approach...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734353/streptavidin-biotin-peroxidase-nanocomplex-amplified-microfluidics-immunoassays-for-simultaneous-detection-of-inflammatory-biomarkers
#18
Jing Wu, Yiping Chen, Mingzhu Yang, Yu Wang, Cheng Zhang, Mo Yang, Jiashu Sun, Mengxia Xie, Xingyu Jiang
Simultaneous, sensitive and quantitative detection of biomarkers in infectious disease is crucial for guiding antimicrobial treatment and predicting prognosis. This work reported an ultrasensitive and quantitative microfluidic immunoassay combined with the streptavidin-biotin-peroxidase (SA-B-HRP) nanocomplex-signal amplification system (MIS) to detect two inflammatory biomarkers, procalcitonin (PCT, for discriminating bacterial infections from nonbacterial infections) and interleukin-6 (IL-6, for monitoring the kinetics of infectious disease) simultaneously...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734144/expression-of-planar-cell-polarity-genes-during-mouse-tooth-development
#19
Nobuko Obara, Yuko Suzuki, Kazuharu Irie, Shunichi Shibata
OBJECTIVE: Planar cell polarity (PCP) refers to the cell polarity across the tissue plane and controls various cell behaviors and structures. Although the expression of several PCP signaling components has been detected in tooth germs, knowledge of the gene expression patterns of these PCP components during tooth development remains incomplete. The aim of this study is to characterize the temporal and spatial changes in PCP gene expression during tooth development. DESIGN: Expression of Celsr1 and 2, Fzd3 and 6, Vangl1 and 2, and Dvl1-3 genes was analyzed in mouse molar germs from the bud to the bell stage using in situ hybridization...
July 14, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734071/cophylogenetic-signal-is-detectable-in-pollination-interactions-across-ecological-scales
#20
Matthew C Hutchinson, E Fernando Cagua, Daniel B Stouffer
That evolutionary history can influence the way that species interact is a basic tenet of evolutionary ecology. However, when the role of evolution in determining ecological interactions is investigated, focus typically centers on just one side of the interaction. A cophylogenetic signal-the congruence of evolutionary history across both sides of anecological interaction-extends these previous explorations and provides a more complete picture of how evolutionary patterns influence the way species interact. To date,cophylogenetic signal has most typically been studied in interactions that occur between fine taxonomic clades that show high intimacy...
July 22, 2017: Ecology
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