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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109163/an-assessment-of-the-overexpression-of-bmp-2-in-transfected-human-osteoblast-cells-stimulated-by-mta-and-biodentine
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E M Rodrigues, A L G Cornélio, A S C Fuentes, L P Salles, M Velayutham, C Rossa-Junior, J M Guerreiro-Tanomaru, M Tanomaru-Filho
AIM: To evaluate the effect of MTA and Biodentine on viability, osteogenic differentiation and BMP-2 expression in osteogenic cells. METHODOLOGY: Saos-2 cells were used as a model of osteoblastic cells. Overexpression of BMP2 was induced by transfection of a CMV-driven plasmid construct including the human BMP-2 coding sequence and stably transfected cells were selected. Cell viability was assessed by the mitochondrial dehydrogenase enzymatic (MTT) assay. The bioactivity of the materials was evaluated by the Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) assay and detection of calcium deposits with Alizarin Red Staining (ARS)...
January 21, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107035/determination-of-the-zinc-concentration-in-human-fingernails-using-laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy
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Vlora A Riberdy, Christopher J Frederickson, Steven J Rehse
The absolute concentration of Zn in human fingernail clippings was determined ex vivo using 1064 nm laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and confirmed by speciated isotope dilution mass spectrometry. A nail testing protocol that sampled across the nail (perpendicular to the direction of growth) was developed and validated by scanning electron microscopy energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry. Using this protocol, a partial least squares (PLS) regression model predicted the Zn concentration in the fingernails of five people to within an average of 7 ppm...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107008/robust-sensitive-and-automated-phosphopeptide-enrichment-optimized-for-low-sample-amounts-applied-to-primary-hippocampal-neurons
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Harm Post, Renske Penning, Martin A Fitzpatrick, Luc B Garrigues, W Wu, Harold D MacGillavry, Casper C Hoogenraad, Albert J R Heck, A F Maarten Altelaar
Because of the low stoichiometry of protein phosphorylation, targeted enrichment prior to LC-MS/MS analysis is still essential. The trend in phosphoproteome analysis is shifting toward an increasing number of biological replicates per experiment, ideally starting from very low sample amounts, placing new demands on enrichment protocols to make them less labor-intensive, more sensitive, and less prone to variability. Here we assessed an automated enrichment protocol using Fe(III)-IMAC cartridges on an AssayMAP Bravo platform to meet these demands...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105747/virulence-and-genotypes-of-white-spot-syndrome-virus-infecting-pacific-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei-in-north-western-mexico
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J Ramos-Paredes, J M Grijalva-Chon, J C Ibarra-Gámez
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) has caused substantial global economic impact on aquaculture, and it has been determined that strains can vary in virulence. In this study, the effect of viral load was evaluated by infecting Litopenaeus vannamei with 10-fold serial dilution of tissue infected with strain WSSV Mx-H, and the virulence of four WSSV strains from north-western Mexico was assessed along with their variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) genotypes in ORF75, ORF94 and ORF125. The LD50 of the Mx-H strain was a dilution dose of 10(-7...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102038/edta-is-superior-to-dtt-treatment-for-overcoming-the-prozone-effect-in-hla-antibody-testing
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J Wang, J R Meade, N K Brown, J G Weidner, S R Marino
A limitation of solid-phase human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibody assays is the falsely low/negative result of samples with high-titer antibodies, a phenomenon known as the prozone effect. Here we compared the efficacy of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and dithiothreitol (DTT) treatment of serum samples in overcoming the prozone effect. A total of 21 serum samples were treated with either EDTA or DTT before HLA single antigen bead assay. The efficacy of prozone effect reversal, compared with untreated samples, was examined on fourfold, serially diluted samples, from neat to 1:256, using PBS as diluent...
February 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101153/upregulated-effects-of-mir-7-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Hong Zhang, Haiqing Li, Yan Liu, Qingyan Li, Yufang Bi, Guiqing Fang
The aim of the study was to investigate the characteristic function of the upregulated effects of miR-7 in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). After separating the MRSA in clinic, the expression of miR-7 mRNA was tested by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. The overexpression, inhibition of miR-7, and control group were established by plasmid in vitro. Following transfection of the bacterial strain, the effect of β-lactam antibiotics in minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was observed using the microporous dilution method, and antibacterial effects in vitro were observed using the dynamic growth curve method...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100016/validation-of-an-enzyme-immunoassay-and-comparison-of-fecal-cortisol-metabolite-levels-in-black-and-gold-howler-monkeys-alouatta-caraya-inhabiting-fragmented-and-continuous-areas-of-the-humid-chaco-region-argentina
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Verónica Inés Cantarelli, Maria Amparo Perez-Rueda, Martin M Kowalewski, Gabriela F Mastromonaco, Marina Flavia Ponzio
In the last years, the study of how environmental stimuli influence the physiology and specifically the endocrinology of an organism became increasingly important, relying mainly on the quantification of glucocorticoids to monitor animal welfare. Most studies investigating cortisol levels in primates were focused on the impact of social stressors; however, a major concern for the conservation of howler monkeys is the increased habitat fragmentation led by the advancement of the agricultural frontier. We compared fecal cortisol metabolite levels (FGCM) in howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya) living in fragmented and continuous forests of the Argentine humid Chaco region, throughout the warm season (spring-summer)...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099189/productive-infection-of-human-neural-progenitor-cells-by-r5-tropic-hiv-1-opiate-co-exposure-heightens-infectivity-and-functional-vulnerability
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Joyce M Balinang, Ruturaj R Masvekar, Kurt F Hauser, Pamela E Knapp
OBJECTIVE: Human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) causes a spectrum of CNS complications; many are worsened by opiate co-exposure. Human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) give rise to all CNS neurons and macroglia. We tested the hypothesis that hNPC maturation and fate are altered by HIV and opiates, contributing to HIV-1-related neuropathology. Since reports that hNPCs are infectable remain controversial, we rigorously examined hNPC infection and ability to propagate infection, and determined whether HIV effects on hNPC function required infection...
January 17, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097930/encapsulation-of-sesbania-grandiflora-extract-in-polymeric-micelles-to-enhance-its-solubility-stability-and-antibacterial-activity
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Siriporn Okonogi, Pimporn Anantaworasakul
Clinical applications of Sesbania grandiflora bark extract (SGE) are limited because of its poor water solubility and stability. SGE was loaded in micelles of Pluronics. In vitro and in vivo antibacterial and toxicity tests were investigated using broth dilution and silkworm model. Aqueous solubility of SGE was improved by these micelles. Activity and toxicity of SGE loaded micelles was depended on type and concentration of Pluronics. The micelles composed of 1:3 SGE to Pluronic F68 (SGE-PF68-13) showed small size (24...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Microencapsulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097619/lipid-and-creatinine-adjustment-to-evaluate-health-effects-of-environmental-exposures
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REVIEW
Katie M O'Brien, Kristen Upson, Jessie P Buckley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Urine- and serum-based biomarkers are useful for assessing individuals' exposure to environmental factors. However, variations in urinary creatinine (a measure of dilution) or serum lipid levels, if not adequately corrected for, can directly impact biomarker concentrations and bias exposure-disease association measures. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent methodological literature has considered the complex relationships between creatinine or serum lipid levels, exposure biomarkers, outcomes, and other potentially relevant factors using directed acyclic graphs and simulation studies...
January 17, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097045/homeopathy-a-safe-much-less-expensive-non-invasive-viable-alternative-for-the-treatment-of-patients-suffering-from-loss-of-lumbar-lordosis
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Saiful Haque, Debarsi Das, Saugato Bhattacharya, Tathagato Sarkar, Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh
OBJECTIVES: Loss of lumbar lordosis causing pain and curvature of the vertebral skeleton to one side is a relatively uncommon disease. To our knowledge, successful treatment of loss of lumbar lordosis with any potentized homeopathic drug diluted above Avogadro's limit (that is, above a potency of 12C) has not been documented so far. In this communication, we intend to document a relatively rare case of loss of lumbar lordosis with osteophytic lippings, disc desiccation, and protrusion, causing a narrowing of secondary spinal canal and a bilateral neural foramina, leading to vertebral column curvature with acute pain in an adolescent boy...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095577/optimizing-injections-of-poly-l-lactic-acid-the-6-step-technique
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Shino Bay Aguilera, Sean Branch, Luis Soro
The authors present a reproducible and effective technique utilizing poly-L-lactic acid for panfacial revolumization. The variable dilution ratios, reconstitution times, injection techniques and rates of nodule formation with poly-L-lactic acid can be intimidating to even experienced injectors. While there is no single cookie-cutter approach to facial volumization, this 6-step "Precise Sculpt" technique can be used as a template to reliably achieve optimal results while minimizing the risk of adverse events...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095536/improved-neocollagenesis-and-skin-mechanical-properties-after-injection-of-diluted-calcium-hydroxylapatite-in-the-neck-and-de%C3%AC-colletage-a-pilot-study
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Yana Alexandrovna Yutskovskaya, Evgeniya Alexandrovna Kogan
BACKGROUND: Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA; Radiesse (R)) provides safe and effective correction of moderate-to-deep lines, volume replacement, lift and contour, and induction of neocollagenesis and neoelastogenesis for improved skin quality. CaHA hyperdilution takes advantage of its skin-tightening properties without a volumizing effect. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the collagen- and elastin-stimulating effects of diluted CaHA in subjects with skin laxity in the neck and décolletage...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094851/blood-transfusion-for-preventing-primary-and-secondary-stroke-in-people-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Lise J Estcourt, Patricia M Fortin, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Winfred C Wang
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease is one of the commonest severe monogenic disorders in the world, due to the inheritance of two abnormal haemoglobin (beta globin) genes. Sickle cell disease can cause severe pain, significant end-organ damage, pulmonary complications, and premature death. Stroke affects around 10% of children with sickle cell anaemia (HbSS). Chronic blood transfusions may reduce the risk of vaso-occlusion and stroke by diluting the proportion of sickled cells in the circulation...
January 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094246/development-of-sr-incorporated-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-bone-cement
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Hui Zhu, Dagang Guo, Wenli Qi, Kewei Xu
To follow the design strategy of traditional biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) ceramic, in the present study, strontium-doped biphasic calcium phosphate bone cement (Sr-BCPC) composites comprising Sr-β-tricalcium phosphate (TCP)/Sr-hydroxyapatite (HAP) had been prepared for the first time using Sr x -β-TCP/tetracalcium phosphate (TTCP) as a cement powder and diluted phosphoric acid as a cement liquid. The phase composition, setting time, compressive strength, washout resistance, in vitro degradation rate, microstructure evolutions, hydration dynamics and cytotoxicity of Sr-BCPC at various Sr contents were intensively investigated...
January 17, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093072/in-vitro-effects-of-hyaluronic-acid-on-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
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Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Heinz-Dieter Müller, Andrea Mueller, Adrian Lussi, Anton Sculean, Patrick R Schmidlin, Richard J Miron
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid (HA) has been reported to have a positive effect on periodontal wound healing following nonsurgical and surgical therapy. However, to date, a few basic in vitro studies have been reported to investigating the potential of HA on human periodontal ligament (PDL) cell regeneration. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of HA on PDL cell compatibility, proliferation, and differentiation in vitro. METHODS: Either non-cross-linked (HA_ncl) or cross-linked (HA_cl) HA was investigated...
January 16, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092961/effect-of-the-epidemiological-heterogeneity-on-the-outbreak-outcomes
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Alina Macacu, Dominique J Bicout
Multi-host pathogens infect and are transmitted by different kinds of hosts and, therefore, the host heterogeneity may have a great impact on the outbreak outcome of the system. This paper deals with the following problem: consider the system of interacting and mixed populations of hosts epidemiologically different, what would be the outbreak outcome for each host population composing the system as a result of mixing in comparison to the situation with zero mixing? To address this issue we have characterized the epidemic response function for a single-host population and defined a heterogeneity index measuring how host systems are epidemiologically different in terms of generation time, basic reproduction number R0 and, therefore, epidemic response function...
June 1, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092793/high-dilutions-of-antimony-modulate-cytokines-production-and-macrophage-leishmania-l-amazonensis-interaction-in-vitro
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Fabiana Rodrigues de Santana, Luciane C Dalboni, Kátia F Nascimento, Fabiana Toshie Konno, Anuska M Alvares-Saraiva, Michelle S F Correia, Maristela Dutra Correa Bomfim, Renato C V Casarin, Elizabeth C Perez, Maria Anete Lallo, Giovani B Peres, Márcia Dalastra Laurenti, Nilson R Benites, Dorly F Buchi, Leoni Villano Bonamin
BACKGROUND: In previous results mice treated with high dilutions of antimony presented reduction of monocyte migration to the site of infection with increase in B lymphocytes population in the local lymph node. AIMS: To know the mechanisms involved, a series of in vitro studies was done, using co-cultures of macrophages (RAW 264.7) and Leishmania (L.) amazonensis treated with different dilutions of antimony (Antimonium crudum or AC), in different times. METHODOLOGY: Spreading, phagocytosis, the oxidative activity of macrophages, the viability of free promastigotes and the cytokines/chemokines concentration in the supernatant were evaluated...
January 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091592/effective-extraction-of-arabidopsis-adherent-seed-mucilage-by-ultrasonic-treatment
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Xianhai Zhao, Lijun Qiao, Ai-Min Wu
The Arabidopsis seed coat is composed of two layers of mucilage, a water-soluble non-adherent outer layer and an adherent inner layer. The non-adherent mucilage can easily be extracted by gentle shaking. However, adherent mucilage is extremely difficult to dissociate from the seed coat. Despite various treatments to extract the adherent mucilage, including EDTA, ammonium oxalate, dilute alkali or acid washes, most of it remains on the seed coat. Here, we show for the first time the extraction of almost all of the adherent mucilage from the Arabidopsis seed coat...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091361/responses-of-plasma-glucose-metabolism-to-exogenous-insulin-infusion-in-sheep-fed-forage-herb-plantain-and-exposed-to-heat
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M Al-Mamun, K Shibuya, M Kajita, Y Tamura, H Sano
The use of herbal plants as traditional medicines has a century long history. Plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) is a perennial herb containing bioactive components with free radical scavenging activities. An isotope dilution technique using [U-13C]glucose was conducted to determine the effect of plantain on the responses of plasma glucose metabolism to exogenous insulin infusion in sheep. Six crossbred sheep (three wethers and three ewes; mean initial BW=40±2 kg) were fed either a mixed hay of orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata) and reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) (MH-diet) or mixed hay and fresh plantain (1 : 1 ratio, dry matter basis, PL-diet) and exposed to a thermoneutral (TN, 20°C; 70% relative humidity (RH)) environment or a heat exposure (HE, 30°C; 70% RH) for 5 days using a crossover design for two 23-day periods...
January 16, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
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