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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212574/the-combined-action-of-mast-cell-chymase-tryptase-and-carboxypeptidase-a3-protects-against-melanoma-colonization-of-the-lung
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Mirjana Grujic, Aida Paivandy, Ann-Marie Gustafson, Allan R Thomsen, Helena Öhrvik, Gunnar Pejler
Mast cell secretory granules are densely packed with various bioactive mediators including proteases of chymase, tryptase and CPA3 type. Previous studies have indicated that mast cells can affect the outcome of melanoma but the contribution of the mast cell granule proteases to such effects has not been clear. Here we addressed this issue by assessing mice lacking either the chymase Mcpt4, the tryptase Mcpt6 or carboxypeptidase A3 (Cpa3), as well as mice simultaneously lacking all three proteases, in a model of melanoma dissemination from blood to the lung...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212385/the-effect-of-tumour-size-on-drug-transport-and-uptake-in-3-d-tumour-models-reconstructed-from-magnetic-resonance-images
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Wenbo Zhan, Wladyslaw Gedroyc, Xiao Yun Xu
Drug transport and its uptake by tumour cells are strongly dependent on tumour properties, which vary in different types of solid tumours. By simulating the key physical and biochemical processes, a numerical study has been carried out to investigate the transport of anti-cancer drugs in 3-D tumour models of different sizes. The therapeutic efficacy for each tumour is evaluated by using a pharmacodynamics model based on the predicted intracellular drug concentration. Simulation results demonstrate that interstitial fluid pressure and interstitial fluid loss vary non-linearly with tumour size...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212306/metabolic-effects-of-berries-with-structurally-diverse-anthocyanins
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John Overall, Sierra A Bonney, Mickey Wilson, Arnold Beermann, Mary H Grace, Debora Esposito, Mary Ann Lila, Slavko Komarnytsky
Overconsumption of energy dense foods and sedentary lifestyle are considered as major causes of obesity-associated insulin resistance and abnormal glucose metabolism. Results from both cohort studies and randomized trials suggested that anthocyanins from berries may lower metabolic risks, however these reports are equivocal. The present study was designed to examine effects of six berries with structurally diverse anthocyanin profiles (normalized to 400 µg/g total anthocyanin content) on development of metabolic risk factors in the C57BL/6 mouse model of polygenic obesity...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212286/performance-analysis-of-physical-layer-security-of-opportunistic-scheduling-in-multiuser-multirelay-cooperative-networks
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Kyusung Shim, Nhu Tri Do, Beongku An
In this paper, we study the physical layer security (PLS) of opportunistic scheduling for uplink scenarios of multiuser multirelay cooperative networks. To this end, we propose a low-complexity, yet comparable secrecy performance source relay selection scheme, called the proposed source relay selection (PSRS) scheme. Specifically, the PSRS scheme first selects the least vulnerable source and then selects the relay that maximizes the system secrecy capacity for the given selected source. Additionally, the maximal ratio combining (MRC) technique and the selection combining (SC) technique are considered at the eavesdropper, respectively...
February 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211879/evaluation-of-choroidal-tumors-with-optical-coherence-tomography-enhanced-depth-imaging-and-oct-angiography-features
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G Cennamo, M R Romano, M A Breve, N Velotti, M Reibaldi, G de Crecchio, G Cennamo
AimTo describe the vascular features of choroidal tumors using enhanced depth imaging (EDI), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and OCT-angiography.MethodsIn this prospective study, we evaluated 116 Caucasian patients with choroidal tumors (60 eyes with choroidal nevi, 40 with choroidal melanoma, 6 with choroidal hemangioma, 2 with optic disc melanocytoma, 6 with choroidal osteoma, and 2 with retinal metastases). Patients underwent a complete ophthalmic examination including bulbar echography, EDI-OCT, OCT-angiography, and multicolor imaging...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211677/super-resolution-microscopy-shedding-light-on-the-cellular-plasma-membrane
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Matthew B Stone, Sarah A Shelby, Sarah L Veatch
Lipids and the membranes they form are fundamental building blocks of cellular life, and their geometry and chemical properties distinguish membranes from other cellular environments. Collective processes occurring within membranes strongly impact cellular behavior and biochemistry, and understanding these processes presents unique challenges due to the often complex and myriad interactions between membrane components. Super-resolution microscopy offers a significant gain in resolution over traditional optical microscopy, enabling the localization of individual molecules even in densely labeled samples and in cellular and tissue environments...
February 17, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211673/capillary-microfluidics-assembled-virus-like-particle-bio-nano-receptor-interfaces-for-label-free-biosensing
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Faheng Zang, Konstantinos Gerasopoulos, Adam D Brown, James N Culver, Reza Ghodssi
In this paper, a capillary microfluidics-integrated sensor system is developed for rapid assembly of bionanoreceptor interfaces on-chip and label-free biosensing. Genetically engineered Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) virus-like particle (VLP), displaying thousands copies of identical receptor peptides FLAG-tags, are utilized as nanoceptors for antibody sensing. Controlled and accelerated assembly of VLP receptor layer on impedance sensor has been achieved using capillary effect and surface evaporation from an open-channel capillary microfluidic system...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210641/atypical-plasmacytic-proliferation-in-a-case-of-c3-glomerulopathy-pathophysiology-demystified
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Osama Elfituri, Nathan Aardsma, Suman Setty, Frederick Behm, Kimberly Czech
An 11-year-old Hispanic female underwent evaluation of asymptomatic proteinuria and hematuria. The patient denied fever, edema, and gross hematuria. Urinalysis showed mild proteinuria, and a urine microscopic examination revealed red blood cells. Screening tests for glomerulonephritis revealed a low C3 and negative ANA, ASO, DNAse-B, and ANCA. Histological examination of a renal biopsy specimen showed glomeruli with endocapillary proliferation, a predominant C3 deposition in the capillary loops by immunofluorescence, and electron dense deposits in the mesangium, paramesangium, and capillary walls by electron microscopy consistent with a diagnosis of C3 glomerulopathy...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210458/osseous-oral-hyaline-ring-granuloma-mimicking-a-mandible-tumor-in-a-child-with-congenital-agenesis-of-the-corpus-callosum
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Rodrigo Neves-Silva, Camilla-Borges Ferreira-Gomes, Natalia Palmier, Marcelo Brum-Corrêa, Oslei Paes-Almeida, Marcio Ajudarte-Lopes, Pablo Agustin-Vargas, Alan-Roger Santos-Silva
BACKGROUND: Hyaline ring granuloma (HRG) of the oral cavity is an uncommon disorder considered to be a foreign-body reaction resulting from implantation of food vegetable particles. Microscopically, it is characterized by the presence of structures of hyaline rings in an inflamed fibrous tissue background, which contains multinucleated giant cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present the case of a 4-year-old boy diagnosed with a mandible osseous HRG, which showed clinical and tomographic aspects suggestive of an aggressive bone tumor...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208702/the-glutamate-dehydrogenase-pathway-and-its-roles-in-cell-and-tissue-biology-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Andreas Plaitakis, Ester Kalef-Ezra, Dimitra Kotzamani, Ioannis Zaganas, Cleanthe Spanaki
Glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) is a hexameric enzyme that catalyzes the reversible conversion of glutamate to α-ketoglutarate and ammonia while reducing NAD(P)⁺ to NAD(P)H. It is found in all living organisms serving both catabolic and anabolic reactions. In mammalian tissues, oxidative deamination of glutamate via GDH generates α-ketoglutarate, which is metabolized by the Krebs cycle, leading to the synthesis of ATP. In addition, the GDH pathway is linked to diverse cellular processes, including ammonia metabolism, acid-base equilibrium, redox homeostasis (via formation of fumarate), lipid biosynthesis (via oxidative generation of citrate), and lactate production...
February 8, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208491/dynamic-shear-jamming-in-dense-granular-suspensions-under-extension
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Sayantan Majumdar, Ivo R Peters, Endao Han, Heinrich M Jaeger
Unlike dry granular materials, a dense granular suspension like cornstarch in water can strongly resist extensional flows. At low extension rates, such a suspension behaves like a viscous fluid, but rapid extension results in a response where stresses far exceed the predictions of lubrication hydrodynamics and capillarity. To understand this remarkable mechanical response, we experimentally measure the normal force imparted by a large bulk of the suspension on a plate moving vertically upward at a controlled velocity...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208443/density-of-states-and-dynamical-crossover-in-a-dense-fluid-revealed-by-exponential-mode-analysis-of-the-velocity-autocorrelation-function
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S Bellissima, M Neumann, E Guarini, U Bafile, F Barocchi
Extending a preceding study of the velocity autocorrelation function (VAF) in a simulated Lennard-Jones fluid [Phys. Rev. E 92, 042166 (2015)PLEEE81539-375510.1103/PhysRevE.92.042166] to cover higher-density and lower-temperature states, we show that the recently demonstrated multiexponential expansion method allows for a full account and understanding of the basic dynamical processes encompassed by a fundamental quantity as the VAF. In particular, besides obtaining evidence of a persisting long-time tail, we assign specific and unambiguous physical meanings to groups of exponential modes related to the longitudinal and transverse collective dynamics, respectively...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208440/charge-segregation-in-weakly-ionized-microgels
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John S Hyatt, Alison M Douglas, Chris Stanley, Changwoo Do, Thomas H Barker, Alberto Fernández-Nieves
We investigate microgels synthesized from N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) copolymerized with a large mol% of acrylic acid, finding that when the acid groups are partially ionized at high temperatures, competition between ion-induced swelling and hydrophobic deswelling of poly(NIPAM) chains results in microphase separation. In cross-linked microgels, this manifests as a dramatic decrease in the ratio between the radius of gyration and the hydrodynamic radius to ∼0.2, indicating that almost all the mass of the microgel is concentrated near the particle center...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208434/effect-of-friction-on-dense-suspension-flows-of-hard-particles
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M Trulsson, E DeGiuli, M Wyart
We use numerical simulations to study the effect of particle friction on suspension flows of non-Brownian hard particles. By systematically varying the microscopic friction coefficient μ_{p} and the viscous number J, we build a phase diagram that identifies three regimes of flow: frictionless, frictional sliding, and rolling. Using energy balance in flow, we predict relations between kinetic observables, confirmed by numerical simulations. For realistic friction coefficients and small viscous numbers (below J∼10^{-3}), we show that the dominating dissipative mechanism is sliding of frictional contacts, and we characterize asymptotic behaviors as jamming is approached...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208318/microfield-dynamics-in-dense-hydrogen-plasmas-with-high-z-impurities
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Stefan P Hau-Riege, Jon Weisheit
We use large-scale classical molecular dynamics to determine microfield properties for several dense plasma mixtures. By employing quantum statistical potentials (QSPs) to regularize the Coulomb interaction, our simulations follow motions of electrons as well as ions for times long enough to track relaxation phenomena involving both types of particles. Coulomb coupling, relative to temperature, of different pairs of species in the hot, dense matter being simulated ranges from weak to strong. We first study the effect of such coupling differences, along with composition and QSP differences, on the roles of electrons and various mixture components in determining probability distributions of instantaneous, total microfields experienced by the ions...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208312/dense-plasma-heating-by-crossing-relativistic-electron-beams
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N Ratan, N J Sircombe, L Ceurvorst, J Sadler, M F Kasim, J Holloway, M C Levy, R Trines, R Bingham, P A Norreys
Here we investigate, using relativistic fluid theory and Vlasov-Maxwell simulations, the local heating of a dense plasma by two crossing electron beams. Heating occurs as an instability of the electron beams drives Langmuir waves, which couple nonlinearly into damped ion-acoustic waves. Simulations show a factor 2.8 increase in electron kinetic energy with a coupling efficiency of 18%. Our results support applications to the production of warm dense matter and as a driver for inertial fusion plasmas.
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207938/comparison-of-clinical-and-pathological-features-of-lung-lesions-of-systemic-igg4-related-disease-and-idiopathic-multicentric-castleman-s-disease
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Yasuhiro Terasaki, Shinichro Ikushima, Shoko Matsui, Akira Hebisawa, Yasunori Ichimura, Shinyu Izumi, Masuo Ujita, Machiko Arita, Keisuke Tomii, Youko Komase, Isoko Owan, Tetsuji Kawamura, Yasuo Matsuzawa, Miho Murakami, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Hiroshi Kimura, Masashi Bando, Norihiro Nishimoto, Yoshinori Kawabata, Yuh Fukuda, Takashi Ogura
AIMS: The lung lesion (IgG4-L) of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a condition that occurs together with IgG4-RD and often mimics the lung lesion (iMCD-L) of idiopathic multicentric Castleman's disease (iMCD). Because no clinical and pathological studies had previously compared features of these diseases, we undertook this comparison with clinical and histological data. METHODS AND RESULTS: Nine patients had IgG4-L (high levels of serum IgG4 and of IgG4(+) cells in lung specimens; typical extrapulmonary manifestations)...
February 16, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207431/successful-medical-management-of-presumptive-pythium-insidiosum-keratitis
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Muralidhar Ramappa, Ritu Nagpal, Savitri Sharma, Sunita Chaurasia
PURPOSE: To describe the previously unreported successful treatment of presumptive Pythium keratitis (PK) with medical therapy alone. METHODS: A 42-year-old female homemaker presented to us with a 15-day history of pain and redness in the right eye after a trivial injury. Her vision was 20/80 at presentation. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy revealed a central, dense and dry-looking, grayish-white infiltrate reaching mid stroma. The infiltrate had feathery margins and was surrounded by multiple tentacle-like lesions and peripherally expanding pinhead-sized subepithelial lesions...
February 15, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207251/cross-linked-micellar-spherical-nucleic-acids-from-thermoresponsive-templates
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Resham J Banga, Brian Meckes, Suguna P Narayan, Anthony J Sprangers, SonBinh T Nguyen, Chad A Mirkin
A one-pot synthesis of micellar spherical nucleic acid (SNA) nanostructures using Pluronic F127 as a thermoresponsive template is reported. These novel constructs are synthesized in a chemically straightforward process that involves intercalation of the lipid tails of DNA amphiphiles (CpG motifs for TLR-9 stimulation) into the hydrophobic regions of Pluronic F127 micelles followed by chemical cross-linking and subsequent removal of non-crosslinked structures. The dense nucleic acid shell of the resulting cross-linked micellar SNA enhances their stability in physiological media and facilitates their rapid cellular internalization making them effective TLR-9 immunomodulatory agents...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206693/plasmid-and-clonal-interference-during-post-horizontal-gene-transfer-evolution
#20
S Bedhomme, D Perez Pantoja, I G Bravo
Plasmids are nucleic acid molecules that can drive their own replication in a living cell. They can be transmitted horizontally and can thrive in the host cell to high copy numbers. Plasmid replication and gene expression consume cellular resources and cells carrying plasmids incur fitness costs. But many plasmids carry genes that can be beneficial under certain conditions, allowing the cell to endure in the presence of antibiotics, toxins, competitors or parasites. Horizontal transfer of plasmid-encoded genes can thus instantaneously confer differential adaptation to local or transient selection conditions...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Ecology
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