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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437722/effective-active-vaccination-against-methamphetamine-in-female-rats
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J D Nguyen, P T Bremer, C S Hwang, S A Vandewater, K C Collins, K M Creehan, K D Janda, M A Taffe
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapies directed against methamphetamine (MA) abuse have shown success in rodent models, however only a limited number of studies have investigated active vaccination in female mice and none in female rats. It is critical to determine if potential immunotherapeutic strategies generalize across sex, particularly for drugs that may produce significant sex-differences on behavioral or physiological endpoints. METHODS: Female Wistar rats were initially vaccinated with keyhole-limpet hemocyanin (KLH) or an anti-methamphetamine-KLH conjugate (MH6-KLH) three times over five weeks and implanted with radiotelemetry devices to assess locomotor activity and body temperature responses to MA...
April 14, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424862/laparoscopic-management-of-choledochal-cysts-is-a-keyhole-view-missing-the-big-picture
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REVIEW
Mark D Stringer
In recent years, numerous articles have promoted laparoscopic surgical treatment of choledochal cysts in children. Most of these reports assert that laparoscopic excision and biliary reconstruction are as safe as open surgery and achieve equivalent or better results. However, these conclusions are based on retrospective analyses with median follow-up periods that rarely exceed 5 years. Closer scrutiny of the laparoscopic literature indicates that the optimum procedure for treating type I and most type IVa choledochal cysts, namely radical excision of the extrahepatic bile ducts and reconstruction by wide hilar hepaticoenterostomy, preferably hepaticojejunostomy, is not being carried out in most cases...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422751/twelve-year-survival-and-immune-correlates-in-dendritic-cell-vaccinated-melanoma-patients
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Stefanie Gross, Michael Erdmann, Ina Haendle, Steve Voland, Thomas Berger, Erwin Schultz, Erwin Strasser, Peter Dankerl, Rolf Janka, Stefan Schliep, Lucie Heinzerling, Karl Sotlar, Pierre Coulie, Gerold Schuler, Beatrice Schuler-Thurner
BACKGROUND: Reports on long-term (≥10 years) effects of cancer vaccines are missing. Therefore, in 2002, we initiated a phase I/II trial in cutaneous melanoma patients to further explore the immunogenicity of our DC vaccine and to establish its long-term toxicity and clinical benefit after a planned 10-year followup. METHODS: Monocyte-derived DCs matured by TNFα, IL-1β, IL-6, and PGE2 and then loaded with 4 HLA class I and 6 class II-restricted tumor peptides were injected intradermally in high doses over 2 years...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413553/excision-of-hypoglossal-neurinoma-by-condyle-sparing-suboccipital-keyhole-approach
#4
Harjinder Bhatoe
Hypoglossal neurinomas are rare tumors that present with gradually worsening unilateral wasting of the tongue. The tumors often attain large size prior to detection and often extend into the hypoglossal canal. Large tumors can distort the brainstem and cerebellum. Preoperative diagnosis can often be made by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with contrast enhancement. Traditionally, surgery for these tumors has entailed large transcondylar approaches, often necessitating occipitocervical stabilization. We managed one 23-year-old female patient with a large hypoglossal neurinoma...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381582/effect-of-temperature-and-food-restriction-on-immune-function-in-striped-hamsters-cricetulus-barabensis
#5
De-Li Xu, Xiao-Kai Hu, Yu-Fen Tian
Small mammals in the temperate area face seasonal fluctuations of temperature and food availability, both of which may influence their immune responses being critical to the survival. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that low temperature and food restriction would suppress immune function in striped hamsters (Cricetulus barabensis). Thirty-seven adult male hamsters were randomly assigned into the warm (23±1°C) and the cold (5±1°C) groups, which were further divided into the fed and the food restricted groups, respectively...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347725/development-of-novel-monoclonal-antibodies-directed-against-catechins-for-investigation-of-antibacterial-mechanism-of-catechins
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Takahisa Miyamoto, Xiaoguang Zhang, Yuuki Ueyama, Kitichalermkiat Apisada, Motokazu Nakayama, Yasuto Suzuki, Tadahiro Ozawa, Asako Mitani, Naofumi Shigemune, Kanami Shimatani, Koji Yui, Ken-Ichi Honjoh
Catechins are major polyphenolic compounds of green tea. To investigate mechanism for antibacterial action of catechins, 11 monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) were raised against a 3-succinyl-epicatechin (EC)-keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) conjugate. Amino acid sequences of variable regions determined for MAbs b-1058, b-1565, and b-2106 confirmed their innovative character. MAb b-1058 strongly interacted with its target substances in the following order of magnitude: theaflavin-3,3'-di-O-gallate (TFDG)>theaflavin-3-O-gallate (TF3G)≥theaflavin-3'-O-gallate (TF3'G)>gallocatechin gallate (GCg)>penta-O-galloyl-β-d-glucose (PGG)>epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), as determined using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) on MAb-immobilized sensor chips...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344338/monitoring-of-dynamic-changes-in-keyhole-limpet-hemocyanin-klh-specific-b-cells-in-klh-vaccinated-cancer-patients
#7
Florian Wimmers, Nienke de Haas, Anja Scholzen, Gerty Schreibelt, Elles Simonetti, Marc J Eleveld, Huberdina M L M Brouwers, Marjo Beldhuis-Valkis, Irma Joosten, Marien I de Jonge, Winald R Gerritsen, I Jolanda M de Vries, Dimitri A Diavatopoulos, Joannes F M Jacobs
Keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) is used as an immunogenic neo-antigen for various clinical applications and during vaccine development. For advanced monitoring of KLH-based interventions, we developed a flow cytometry-based assay for the ex vivo detection, phenotyping and isolation of KLH-specific B cells. As proof-of-principle, we analyzed 10 melanoma patients exposed to KLH during anti-cancer dendritic cell vaccination. Our assay demonstrated sensitive and specific detection of KLH-specific B cells in peripheral blood and KLH-specific B cell frequencies strongly correlated with anti-KLH serum antibody titers...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323640/a-micro-scale-printable-nanoclip-for-electrical-stimulation-and-recording-in-small-nerves
#8
Charles A Lissandrello, Winthrop F Gillis, Jun Shen, Ben W Pearre, Flavia Vitale, Matteo Pasquali, Bradley J Holinski, Daniel J Chew, Alice E White, Timothy J Gardner
OBJECTIVE: The vision of bioelectronic medicine is to treat disease by modulating the signaling of visceral nerves near various end organs. In small animal models, the nerves of interest can have small diameters and limited surgical access. New high-resolution methods for building nerve interfaces are desirable. In this study, we present a novel nerve interface and demonstrate its use for stimulation and recording in small nerves. APPROACH: We design and fabricate micro-scale electrode-laden nanoclips capable of interfacing with nerves as small as 50 µm in diameter...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319826/oil-based-adjuvants-delivered-intradermally-induce-high-primary-igg2-immune-response-in-swine
#9
Zrinka Oreskovic, Hana Kudlackova, Josef Krejci, Katerina Nechvatalova, Martin Faldyna
The effects of intradermal application of antigen with or without different adjuvants and activation of immune response are presented in this study. Six groups of six piglets each were immunized with keyhole limpet haemocyanin (KLH) antigen in combination with aluminium hydroxide or oil-based adjuvants (complete and incomplete Freund's adjuvants, Montanide ISA 206 and Emulsigen). IgG1 and IgG2 levels in sera were measured by KLH-specific ELISA. Interestingly, oil-based adjuvants induced high primary IgG2 response, suggesting the Th1 lymphocyte polarization...
March 11, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304187/letter-to-the-editor-keyhole-and-standard-subtemporal-approaches
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Melissa M Stamates, Ricky H Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299251/minimally-invasive-endoscopic-computer-assisted-surgery-technique-and-review
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REVIEW
Anand Kumar, Nirma Yadav, Shipra Singh, Neha Chauhan
Endoscopic or minimally invasive surgery popular as keyhole surgery is a medical procedure in which endoscope (a camera) is used, and it has gained broad acceptance with popularity in several surgical specialties and has heightened the standard of care. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a modern discipline in the field of dentistry in which endoscopy has developed as well as widely used in surgeries and is rapidly gaining importance. The use of different visual as well as standard instruments such as laparoscopic and endoscopic instruments, and high-powered magnification devices, has allowed physicians to decrease the morbidity of many surgical procedures by eliminating the need for a large surgical incision...
July 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295752/synthesis-of-an-s-linked-%C3%AE-2%C3%A2-8-gd3-antigen-and-evaluation-of-the-immunogenicity-of-its-glycoconjugate
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Ting-Chun Kuan, Hsin-Ru Wu, Avijit K Adak, Ben-Yuan Li, Chien-Fu Liang, Jung-Tung Hung, Shih-Pin Chiou, Alice L Yu, Jih Ru Hwu, Chun-Cheng Lin
Replacing the interglycosidic oxygen atom of oligosaccharides with a nonhydrolyzable sulfur atom has attracted significant interest because it provides opportunities for developing new glycoconjugate vaccines. Herein, a stereocontrolled and highly convergent method to synthesize a non-reducing-end inter-S-glycosidic variant of the GD3 antigen (S-linked α(2→8) GD3) that is resistant to enzymatic hydrolysis is reported. The key steps in the synthesis are a regio- and stereoselective α(2→3) sialylation of a lactoside acceptor with a C8-iodide-derivatized sialyl donor and an anomeric S-alkylation, which enable stereoselective construction of a terminal S-linked α(2→8) disialyl residue...
March 12, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286504/molluskan-hemocyanins-activate-the-classical-pathway-of-the-human-complement-system-through-natural-antibodies
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Javier Pizarro-Bauerle, Ismael Maldonado, Eduardo Sosoniuk-Roche, Gerardo Vallejos, Mercedes N López, Flavio Salazar-Onfray, Lorena Aguilar-Guzmán, Carolina Valck, Arturo Ferreira, María Inés Becker
Molluskan hemocyanins are enormous oxygen-carrier glycoproteins that show remarkable immunostimulatory properties when inoculated in mammals, such as the generation of high levels of antibodies, a strong cellular reaction, and generation of non-specific antitumor immune responses in some types of cancer, particularly for superficial bladder cancer. These proteins have the ability to bias the immune response toward a Th1 phenotype. However, despite all their current uses with beneficial clinical outcomes, a clear mechanism explaining these properties is not available...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284581/cognitive-function-surrounding-resection-of-nonfunctioning-pituitary-adenomas-with-suprasellar-extension-a-prospective-matched-control-study
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Philipp Hendrix, Christoph J Griessenauer, Elisa Hans, Andreas Simgen, Joachim Oertel, Julia Karbach
OBJECTIVE: Patients suffering from pituitary adenomas may experience cognitive dysfunctions due to hormonal imbalance or suprasellar tumor extension displacing neural structures. Progressively enlarging or symptomatic nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas with suprasellar extension are frequently resected. The literature on neurocognitive performance surrounding resection of these lesions is sparse. METHODS: A prospective matched-control study was conducted to investigate the impact of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas with suprasellar extension on preoperative and postoperative cognitive performance...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281548/structure-and-assembly-of-scalable-porous-protein-cages
#15
Eita Sasaki, Daniel Böhringer, Michiel van de Waterbeemd, Marc Leibundgut, Reinhard Zschoche, Albert J R Heck, Nenad Ban, Donald Hilvert
Proteins that self-assemble into regular shell-like polyhedra are useful, both in nature and in the laboratory, as molecular containers. Here we describe cryo-electron microscopy (EM) structures of two versatile encapsulation systems that exploit engineered electrostatic interactions for cargo loading. We show that increasing the number of negative charges on the lumenal surface of lumazine synthase, a protein that naturally assembles into a ∼1-MDa dodecahedron composed of 12 pentamers, induces stepwise expansion of the native protein shell, giving rise to thermostable ∼3-MDa and ∼6-MDa assemblies containing 180 and 360 subunits, respectively...
March 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277950/chickadees-faced-with-unpredictable-food-increase-fat-reserves-but-certain-components-of-their-immune-function-decline
#16
Emily A Cornelius, François Vézina, Lyette Regimbald, Fanny Hallot, Magali Petit, Oliver P Love, William H Karasov
In winter, temperate resident birds are often faced with periodic low natural food availability. This reduction or unpredictability in resource availability might then have a negative impact on immune function, given that immune system support is highly resource dependent. We investigated the balance between energetic and immune management in captive black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapilus) by manipulating the predictability of resources. The control group received food ad lib. every day, while the experimental group received a reduced amount of food on random days and food ad lib...
March 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277477/partial-glossectomy-as-an-adjunctive-method-to-ortho-surgical-treatment
#17
Ney Robson Bezerra Ribeiro, Leonardo de Freitas Silva, Heitor Fontes da Silva, Erik Neiva Ribeiro de Carvalho Reis, Jair Queiroz de Oliveira Neto, Raimundo Nonato Maia, Manuel de Jesus Rodrigues Mello
The macroglossia is a rare condition, congenital or acquired, characterized by hypertrophy of the lingual muscles that can cause both aesthetic and functional changes such as mandibular prognathism and malocclusion. Diagnosis is through clinical examination. Treatment consists of excision of part of the tongue and different surgical techniques have been described in the literature. The keyhole lingual resection technique has shown satisfactory results in reducing the volume and preservation of the neurovascular bundles of the tongue...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274208/an-analysis-of-the-effects-of-a-campaign-supporting-use-of-a-health-symbol-on-food-sales-and-shopping-behaviour-of-consumers
#18
Trine Mørk, Klaus G Grunert, Morten Fenger, Hans Jørn Juhl, George Tsalis
BACKGROUND: Since 2009, the green Keyhole symbol has been a joint Nordic initiative for signalling healthfulness of specific food products. In 2014, the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries carried out a campaign aimed mainly at men over 35 with a low level of education, encouraging them to use the Keyhole in their shopping process. The objective of the study is to evaluate the campaign by measuring its effect on consumer behaviour in the store. METHODS: The impact of the Keyhole campaign was measured in selected retail stores...
March 9, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274144/prospect-of-rindopepimut-in-the-treatment-of-glioblastoma
#19
Aladine A Elsamadicy, Pakawat Chongsathidkiet, Rupen Desai, Karolina Woroniecka, S Harrison Farber, Peter E Fecci, John H Sampson
Rindopepimut (CDX-110) is a peptide vaccine that targets epidermal growth factor receptor variant III (EGFRvIII), a tumor-specific epitope expressed in the most common and lethal primary malignant neoplasm of the brain - glioblastoma (GBM). Areas covered: The EGFRvIII mutation introduces an 801 base pair in-frame deletion of the extracellular domain of the transmembrane tyrosine kinase, resulting in constitutive kinase activity, amplification of cell growth, and inhibition of apoptosis. Rindopepimut contains a 14mer amino acid peptide spanning the EGFRvIII mutation site that is conjugated to keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH)...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257078/google-earth-based-visualizations-for-environmental-flows-and-pollutant-dispersion-in-urban-areas
#20
Daoming Liu, Sasa Kenjeres
In the present study, we address the development and application of an efficient tool for conversion of results obtained by an integrated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and computational reaction dynamics (CRD) approach and their visualization in the Google Earth. We focus on results typical for environmental fluid mechanics studies at a city scale that include characteristic wind flow patterns and dispersion of reactive scalars. This is achieved by developing a code based on the Java language, which converts the typical four-dimensional structure (spatial and temporal dependency) of data results in the Keyhole Markup Language (KML) format...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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