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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031244/development-of-new-recombinant-dgk-antigen-for-diagnosis-of-dirofilaria-immitis-infections-in-dogs-using-elisa-technique-and-its-comparison-to-molecular-methods
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Rahmat Solgi, Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi, Mehdi Mohebali, Zabihollah Zarei, Majid Golkar, Abbasali Raz
Background: Dirofilaria immitis is a cosmopolitan zoonotic, vector-borne parasite of carnivorous animals causing dirofilariasis in human beings. Common commercial serodiagnostic tests for canine dirofilariasis usually lead to different results in their sensitivity and specificity. The present study reports development of recombinant DgK (rDgK) antigen of D. immitis for accurate immunodiagnosis of D. Immitis-infected dogs using indirect ELISA test. Methods: The rDgK coding sequence was successfully sequenced, codon optimized and cloned in pET-24a(+) expression vector and then expressed in Escherichia coli...
October 15, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031243/preparation-and-evaluation-of-rifampicin-and-co-trimoxazole-loaded-nanocarrier-against-brucella-melitensis-infection
#2
Narges Bodaghabadi, Samira Hajigholami, Ziba Vaise Malekshahi, Maliheh Entezari, Farhood Najafi, Hadi Shirzad, Majid Sadeghizadeh
Background: Brucellosis or Malta fever is a contagious infection common between human and domestic animals. Many antibiotics are used for brucellosis treatment, but they are not efficient and put heavy burden on society. Co-trimoxazole and rifampicin are two candidates for brucellosis treatment. In this study, we aimed to enhance the efficacy of these antibiotics using designed nanoparticles. Methods: Different concentrations of co-trimoxazole and rifampicin were used for loading onto a nanostructure of synthesized monomethoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-oleate (mPEG-OA)...
October 15, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031242/dietary-creatine-supplementation-lowers-hepatic-triacylglycerol-by-increasing-lipoprotein-secretion-in-rats-fed-high-fat-diet
#3
Robin P da Silva, Kelly-Ann Leonard, René L Jacobs
Recent studies have shown that dietary creatine supplementation can prevent lipid accumulation in the liver. Creatine is a small molecule that plays a large role in energy metabolism, but since the enzyme creatine kinase is not present in the liver, the classical role in energy metabolism does not hold in this tissue. Fat accumulation in the liver can lead to the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a progressive disease that is prevalent in humans. We have previously reported that creatine can directly influence lipid metabolism in cell culture to promote lipid secretion and oxidation...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031237/novel-methodology-for-determining-the-effect-of-adsorbates-on-human-enamel-acid-dissolution
#4
N Pechlivani, D A Devine, P D Marsh, A Mighell, S J Brookes
OBJECTIVE: The effect of various interventions on enamel demineralisation can be determined by chemically measuring mineral ions dissolved by the attacking acid. Results are usually expressed as mineral loss per surface area of enamel exposed. Acid resistant varnish or adhesive tape are typically used to delineate an area of enamel. However, enamel surface curvature, rugosity and porosity reduce the reliability of simple area measurements made at the macro scale. Our aim was to develop a simple method for investigating the effect of adsorbates on enamel demineralisation that does not rely on knowing the area of enamel exposed...
October 3, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031236/inhibitory-effect-of-probiotic-lactobacilli-supernatants-on-single-and-mixed-non-albicans-candida-species-biofilm
#5
Yulong Tan, Matthias Leonhard, Doris Moser, Su Ma, Berit Schneider-Stickler
OBJECTIVES: Oral candidiasis is one of the most common human fungal infections. While most cases of the Candida species isolated from the oral cavity are Candida albicans, a large number of candidiasis is attributed to non-albicans Candida species. In this study, we aim to evaluate the in vitro inhibition of supernatants of Lactobacillus gasseri and Lactobacillus rhamnosus on the single and mixed species biofilm of non-albicans Candida species, including Candida tropicalis, Candida krusei and Candida parapsilosis...
October 6, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031228/peptide-based-electrochemical-biosensor-for-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-detection
#6
V R Rodovalho, G R Araujo, E R Vaz, C Ueira-Vieira, L R Goulart, J M Madurro, A G Brito-Madurro
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a wide group of diseases, characterized by synovial inflammation and joint tissue damage. Due to the delay in the implementation of biomarkers into clinical practice and the association with severe sequels, there is an imperative need for new JIA diagnosis strategies. Electrochemical biosensors based on screen-printed electrodes and peptides are promising alternatives for molecular diagnosis. In this work, a novel biosensor for detecting juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) was developed based on the immobilization of the PRF+1 mimetic peptide, as recognition biological element, on the surface of screen-printed carbon electrode...
October 5, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031226/ectopic-vascularized-bone-formation-by-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-microtissues-in-a-biocomposite-scaffold
#7
Rajan Narayan, Tarun Agarwal, Debasish Mishra, Somnath Maji, Sujata Mohanty, Asok Mukhopadhyay, Tapas Kumar Maiti
Three-dimensional multicellular human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs) are showing a great promise in the repair of bone tissue due to its osteogenic differentiation potential, mimicking in vivo microenvironment and immunomodulatory property. In the present study, the potential of hBM-MSC microtissues (MTs) in combination with a biocomposite material to form vascularized bone-like tissue at an ectopic site in an immunocompromised mouse was evaluated. The scaffold was fabricated using gelatin, carboxymethyl cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol and nano-hydroxyapatite (GCnHP) by the freeze-drying method...
October 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031215/comprehensive-multipathway-risk-assessment-of-chemicals-associated-with-recycled-crumb-rubber-in-synthetic-turf-fields
#8
Michael K Peterson, Julie C Lemay, Sara Pacheco Shubin, Robyn L Prueitt
BACKGROUND: Thousands of synthetic turf fields in the US are regularly used by millions of individuals (particularly children and adolescents). Although many safety assessments have concluded that there are low or negligible risks related to exposure to chemicals found in the recycled rubber used to make these fields, concerns remain about the safety of this product. Existing studies of recycled rubber's potential health risks have limitations such as small sample sizes and limited evaluation of relevant exposure pathways and scenarios...
October 11, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031207/microrna-25-inhibits-high-glucose-induced-apoptosis-in-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-via-pten-akt-pathway
#9
Huicong Li, Xiaoguang Zhu, Junwei Zhang, Jun Shi
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) has become the major cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It has been demonstrated that apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells induced by hyperglycemia contributes to the pathogenesis of DN. Recent researches have corroborated the critical roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the apoptosis of various types of cells including renal tubular epithelial cells. However, the eff ; ;ect of miRNAs on the hyperglycemia-induced apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells remains unclear...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031204/ginkgetin-inhibits-growth-of-breast-carcinoma-via-regulating-mapks-pathway
#10
Jun Cao, Chuang Tong, Yanyan Liu, Jianguo Wang, Xiaoyan Ni, Mao-Ming Xiong
The purpose of present study was to investigate anti-tumor activity of Ginkgetin (GK) and its mechanism of action in breast cancer. The effects of GK on growth of human breast cancer cell lines MDA-MB-231, BT-474 and MCF-7 were examined by MTT assay. Cells apoptosis in MCF-7 cells were analyzed by TUNEL staining and annexin-V and propidium iodide double staining. The effects of GK on expression of apoptotic associated proteins and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) were determined by western blotting...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031201/long-non-coding-rna-or3a4-promotes-proliferation-and-migration-in-breast-cancer
#11
Genxiang Liu, Xingchi Hu, Guangjun Zhou
More and more researches have shown the vital functions of long non-coding RNAs (LncRNAs) in modulating the biological progresses in tumorigenesis. OR3A4 is such a type of lncRNA. The long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) OR3A4 has recently been exposed to be exceptionally expressed and referred to the development of several cancers. Nevertheless, the biological function and clinical significance of OR3A4 in the carcinogenesis of breast cancer (BC) are still blurry. Therefore, we carried out the following study to make sure the underlying functions of OR3A4 in breast cancer...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031195/ginsenoside-rg3-attenuates-cisplatin-resistance-in-lung-cancer-by-downregulating-pd-l1-and-resuming-immune
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Zhansheng Jiang, Yanfang Yang, Yinli Yang, Yu Zhang, Zhensong Yue, Zhanyu Pan, Xiubao Ren
Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) as one the most important immune checkpoint was verified to involve in chemotherapy resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Ginsenoside Rg3 is isolated from Chinese herb-Panax ginseng which is recognized to boost immune and has anti-cancer activity against a majority of carcinomas including NSCLC. In this study, we aim to identify whether Rg3 could attenuate the PD-L1 expression induced by resistance to cisplatin and draw out the underlying mechanisms of PD-L1 in this process...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031189/renal-subcapsular-xenografing-of-human-fetal-external-genital-tissue-a-new-model-for-investigating-urethral-development
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Dylan Isaacson, Joel Shen, Mei Cao, Adriane Sinclair, Xuan Yue, Gerald Cunha, Laurence Baskin
In this paper, we introduce our novel renal subcapsular xenograft model for the study of human penile urethral and clitoral development. We grafted fifteen intact fetal penes and clitorides 8-11 weeks fetal age under the renal capsules of gonadectomized athymic mice. The mice were treated with a subcutaneous pellet of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), diethylstilbestrol (DES) or untreated with hormones. Xenografts were harvested after fourteen days of growth and analyzed via serial histologic sectioning and immunostaining for Ki-67, cytokeratins 6, 7 and 10, uroplakin and the androgen receptor...
September 22, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031179/carbosilane-metallodendrimers-based-on-copper-ii-complexes-synthesis-epr-characterization-and-anticancer-activity
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Natalia Sanz Del Olmo, Marta Maroto-Díaz, Rafael Gómez, Paula Ortega, Michela Cangiotti, M Francesca Ottaviani, F Javier de la Mata
A series of new organometallic carbosilane dendrimers functionalized with Copper(II) complex on the surface were synthesized and characterized as potential anticancer agents. These metallodendrimers were synthesized through the reaction of dendritic ligands containing N,N- and N,O- donor atoms able to act as chelating agents with CuCl2 as metallic ion precursor. The structural characterization of these complexes was addressed through the use of different analytical and spectroscopical techniques. Particularly, an electron paramagnetic resonance study was performed to corroborate the coordination properties of these dendritic ligands...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031158/a-potential-contribution-to-human-identification-using-peri-mortem-trauma-an-example-from-peru
#15
Jose P Baraybar
This is an exploratory study into the need for additional lines of forensic evidence in humanitarian cases using applied research. One hundred and twenty four, still unidentified terrorism inmates, were killed after surrendering to the Peruvian Army once it took control of the San Pedro-Lurigancho prison in Lima, Peru in 1986. Two questions are put forward: first, to what extent mechanism of injury (gunshot, blunt, sharp force) and bodily distribution of those injuries allow us to classify individuals into discrete sub-groups of people? The second question is to what respect can such a classification become an additional line of evidence assisting in generating hypotheses of identity regarding those individuals? The analysis of the 109 recovered bodies and their associated evidence show a sub group of four individuals differentiated from the rest based on the combination of injuries (gunshot and blunt force trauma), opposing trajectories and weapons...
September 21, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031156/hiv-misdiagnosis-a-root-cause-analysis-leading-to-improvements-in-hiv-diagnosis-and-patient-care
#16
Raynell Lang, Carmen Charlton, Brenda Beckthold, Kiana Kadivar, Stephanie Lavoie, Doug Caswell, Paul Levett, Greg Horsman, John Kim, M John Gill
BACKGROUND: Standard diagnostic testing for HIV infection has traditionally relied on a high sensitivity HIV antibody screening test using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) followed by a high specificity antibody confirmatory test such as a Western Blot. Recently several of the screening assays have been enhanced with an ability to identify p24 antigen thereby narrowing the diagnostic window. OBJECTIVES: To explore the implications of enhanced HIV screening methods that may be leading to HIV misdiagnoses...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031134/the-positive-relationships-between-plant-coverage-species-richness-and-aboveground-biomass-are-ubiquitous-across-plant-growth-forms-in-semi-steppe-rangelands
#17
Anvar Sanaei, Arshad Ali, Mohammad Ali Zare Chahouki
The positive relationships between biodiversity and aboveground biomass are important for biodiversity conservation and greater ecosystem functioning and services that humans depend on. However, the interaction effects of plant coverage and biodiversity on aboveground biomass across plant growth forms (shrubs, forbs and grasses) in natural rangelands are poorly studied. Here, we hypothesized that, while accounting for environmental factors and disturbance intensities, the positive relationships between plant coverage, biodiversity, and aboveground biomass are ubiquitous across plant growth forms in natural rangelands...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031128/electrochemically-mediated-in-situ-growth-of-electroactive-polymers-for-highly-sensitive-detection-of-double-stranded-dna-without-sequence-preference
#18
Qiong Hu, Qiangwei Wang, Jinming Kong, Lianzhi Li, Xueji Zhang
The ability to directly detect double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) without sequence-preference continues to be a major challenge. Herein, we report an electrochemical method for the direct, highly sensitive detection of dsDNA based on the strand replacement of dsDNA by peptide nucleic acid (PNA) and the in situ growth of electroactive polymers through the surface-initiated electrochemically mediated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-eATRP). Thiolated PNA molecules are firstly self-assembled onto gold electrode surface for the specific recognition of target dsDNA (dsDNA-T), which in turn leads to the formation of a high density of PNA/DNA heteroduplexes on the electrode surface for the subsequent attachment of ATRP initiators via the phosphate-Zr(4+)-carboxylate chemistry...
September 28, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031119/index-analysis-and-human-health-risk-model-application-for-evaluating-ambient-air-heavy-metal-contamination-in-chemical-valley-sarnia
#19
Richard Olawoyin, Linda Schweitzer, Kuangyuan Zhang, Oladapo Okareh, Kevin Slates
The impacts of air emissions as a consequence of industrial activities around communities of human habitation have been extensively reported. This study is the first to assess potential adverse human health effects in the Chemical Valley Sarnia (CVS) area, around the St. Clair River, using health risk models, ecological and pollution indices. Large quantities of particulate matters (PM) are generated from anthropogenic activities, which contain several heavy metals in trace quantities with potentially adverse effects to humans and environmental health...
October 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031113/cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-small-animal-pet-shows-pre-and-post-synaptic-striatal-dopaminergic-deficits-in-an-animal-model-of-hiv
#20
Sanhita Sinharay, Dianne Lee, Swati Shah, Siva Muthusamy, Georgios Z Papadakis, Xiang Zhang, Dragan Maric, William C Reid, Dima A Hammoud
INTRODUCTION: In vivo imaging biomarkers of various HIV neuropathologies, including dopaminergic dysfunction, are still lacking. Towards developing dopaminergic biomarkers of brain involvement in HIV, we assessed the pre and postsynaptic components of the dopaminergic system in the HIV-1 transgenic rat (Tg), a well-characterized model of treated HIV+ patients, using small-animal PET imaging. METHODS: Fifteen to 18 month-old Tg and wild type (WT) rats were imaged with both [18F]-FP-CMT, a dopamine transporter (DAT) ligand (n=16), and [18F]-Fallypride, a D2/D3 dopamine receptor (D2/D3DR) ligand (n=16)...
August 31, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
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