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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144726/physalis-mottle-virus-like-particles-as-nanocarriers-for-imaging-reagents-and-drugs
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Hema Masarapu, Bindi K Patel, Paul L Chariou, He Hu, Neetu M Gulati, Bradley L Carpenter, Reza A Ghiladi, Sourabh Shukla, Nicole F Steinmetz
Platform technologies based on plant virus nanoparticles (VNPs) and virus-like particles (VLPs) are attracting the attention of researchers and clinicians because the particles are biocompatible, biodegradable, noninfectious in mammals, and can readily be chemically and genetically engineered to carry imaging agents and drugs. When the Physalis mottle virus (PhMV) coat protein is expressed in Escherichia coli, the resulting VLPs are nearly identical to the viruses formed in vivo. Here, we isolated PhMV-derived VLPs from ClearColi cells and carried out external and internal surface modification with fluorophores using reactive lysine-N-hydroxysuccinimide ester and cysteine-maleimide chemistries, respectively...
November 16, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144161/use-of-patient-outcome-endpoints-to-identify-the-best-functional-ct-imaging-parameters-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Jill Rachel Mains, Frede Donskov, Erik Morre Petersen, Hans Henrik Torp Madsen, Jesper Thygesen, Kennet Thorup, Finn Rasmussen
OBJECTIVE: To use the patient outcome endpoints overall survival and progression-free survival to evaluate functional parameters derived from dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography (DCE-CT). METHODS: 69 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) had DCE-CT scans at baseline and after 5 and 10 weeks of treatment. Blood volume, blood flow and standardized perfusion values were calculated using deconvolution (BVdeconv, BFdeconv and SPVdeconv), blood flow and standardized perfusion values using maximum slope (BFmax and SPVmax), and blood volume and permeability surface area product using the Patlak model (BVpatlak and PS)...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143987/effect-of-body-temperature-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-a-triarylmethyl-type-paramagnetic-contrast-agent-used-in-epr-oximetry
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Ken-Ichiro Matsumoto, Fuminori Hyodo, James B Mitchell, Murali C Krishna
PURPOSE: Pharmacokinetics of the tri[8-carboxy-2,2,6,6-tetrakis(2-hydroxymethyl)benzo[1,2-d:4,5-d']bis(1,3)dithio-4-yl]methyl radical (Oxo63) after a single bolus and/or continuous intravenous infusion was investigated in tumor-bearing C3H mice with or without body temperature control while under anesthesia. METHOD: The in vivo time course of Oxo63 in blood was measured using X-band electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Distribution of Oxo63 in normal muscle and tumor tissues was obtained using a surface coil resonator and a 700-MHz electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer...
November 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143463/advances-in-chronic-cerebral-circulation-insufficiency
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REVIEW
Da Zhou, Ran Meng, Si-Jie Li, Jing-Yuan Ya, Jia-Yue Ding, Shu-Ling Shang, Yu-Chuan Ding, Xun-Ming Ji
Chronic cerebral circulation insufficiency (CCCI) may not be an independent disease; rather, it is a pervasive state of long-term cerebral blood flow insufficiency caused by a variety of etiologies, and considered to be associated with either occurrence or recurrence of ischemic stroke, vascular cognitive impairment, and development of vascular dementia, resulting in disability and mortality worldwide. This review summarizes the features and recent progress of CCCI, mainly focusing on epidemiology, experimental research, pathophysiology, etiology, clinical manifestations, imaging presentation, diagnosis, and potential therapeutic regimens...
November 15, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142995/screening-of-novel-rgd-peptides-to-modify-nanoparticles-for-targeted-cancer-therapy
#5
Liang Ge, Xinru You, Keqing Huang, Yang Kang, Yuejian Chen, Ying Zhu, Yuan Ren, Yuan Zhang, Jun Wu, Hai Qian
New targeted RGD peptides obtained by solid phase peptide synthesis (SPPS) were successfully screened by Molecular Operating Environment (MOE) and used for the building of the 6-O-carboxymethyl chitosan based carrier with an active target on the surface. CRGDYC-6-O-carboxymethyl chitosan based nanoparticles (NPs) loaded with doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX) were successfully prepared by an ionic gelation method with the carrier synthesized before. Synthesis conditions and formulation parameters were optimized by determining the characteristics of nanoparticles including the particle size and drug encapsulation efficiency...
November 16, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142810/the-role-of-ivabradine-in-diastolic-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-doppler-echocardiographic-study
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Federico Cacciapuoti, Valerio Massimo Magro, Michele Caturano, Diana Lama, Fulvio Cacciapuoti
Background: Ivabradine (IVA) is effective in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) or systolic heart failure in sinus rhythm. Its action consists in reducing heart rate (HR) and improving the time of left ventricular (LV) diastolic filling. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of IVA added to conventional therapy on patients with diastolic heart failure (DHF) and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Methods: We evaluated 25 patients with DHF in the New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II-III and sinus rhythm...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142350/bone-scan-in-detection-of-biological-activity-in-nonhypertrophic-fracture-nonunion
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Sunny J Gandhi, Bhavdeep Rabadiya
Biological activity of the fracture site is very important factor in treatment planning of fracture nonunion. If no biological activity is detected, then an autologous bone graft can be supplemented or osteogenic supplementations, such as bone morphogenetic protein is given. If biological activity is present, then secure fixation is sufficient to achieve bony union. Biological activity of nonunions is usually assessed by conventional radiographs. The presence of callus formation is usually assessed as the presence of biological activity...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142190/detection-of-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-the-rabbit-aorta-using-ultrasound-microbubbles-conjugated-to-interleukin-18-antibodies
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Zhen-Zhen Jiang, Xia-Tian Liu, Cai-Ye Ma, Cong He, Xing-Yun Li, Chuan-Lin Hou, Zu-Sheng Cheng, Guo-Yuan Xia
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to investigate the ability of microbubbles (MBs) targeting interleukin-18 (IL-18) to detect plaques in a rabbit atherosclerotic plaque model. MATERIAL AND METHODS A rabbit atherosclerotic plaque model was established. The locations of the atherosclerotic plaques were verified by two-dimensional scanning and color Doppler flow imaging. An IL-18 antibody was conjugated to naked MBs (MBc) using the biotin-streptavidin conjugation method, resulting in the formation of MBIL-18...
November 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142014/model-predictions-of-deformation-embolization-and-permeability-of-partially-obstructive-blood-clots-under-variable-shear-flow
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Shixin Xu, Zhiliang Xu, Oleg V Kim, Rustem I Litvinov, John W Weisel, Mark Alber
Thromboembolism, one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, is characterized by formation of obstructive intravascular clots (thrombi) and their mechanical breakage (embolization). A novel two-dimensional multi-phase computational model is introduced that describes active interactions between the main components of the clot, including platelets and fibrin, to study the impact of various physiologically relevant blood shear flow conditions on deformation and embolization of a partially obstructive clot with variable permeability...
November 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140786/selection-of-an-anticalin%C3%A2-against-the-membrane-form-of-hsp70-via-bacterial-surface-display-and-its-theranostic-application-in-tumour-models
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Lars Friedrich, Petra Kornberger, Claudia T Mendler, Gabriele Multhoff, Markus Schwaiger, Arne Skerra
We describe the selection of Anticalins against a common tumour surface antigen, human Hsp70, using functional display on live E. coli cells as fusion with a truncated EspP autotransporter. While found intracellularly in normal cells, Hsp70 is frequently exposed in a membrane-bound state on the surface of tumour cells and, even more pronounced, in metastases or after radiochemotherapy. Employing a recombinant Hsp70 fragment comprising residues 383-548 as target, Anticalins were selected from a naive bacterial library...
November 27, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139052/a-validated-patient-specific-fsi-model-for-vascular-access-in-haemodialysis
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A M de Villiers, A T McBride, B D Reddy, T Franz, B S Spottiswoode
The flow rate inside arteriovenous fistulas is many times higher than physiological flow and is accompanied by high wall shear stress resulting in low patency rates. A fluid-structure interaction finite element model is developed to analyse the blood flow and vessel mechanics to elucidate the mechanisms that can lead to failure. The simulations are validated against flow measurements obtained from magnetic resonance imaging data.
November 14, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138942/calculation-of-left-ventricular-volumes-and-ejection-fraction-from-dynamic-cardiac-gated-15-o-water-pet-ct-5d-pet
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Jonny Nordström, Tanja Kero, Hendrik Johannes Harms, Charles Widström, Frank A Flachskampf, Jens Sörensen, Mark Lubberink
BACKGROUND: Quantitative measurement of myocardial blood flow (MBF) is of increasing interest in the clinical assessment of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). (15)O-water positron emission tomography (PET) is considered the gold standard for non-invasive MBF measurements. However, calculation of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) is not possible from standard (15)O-water uptake images. The purpose of the present work was to investigate the possibility of calculating LV volumes and LVEF from cardiac-gated parametric blood volume (V B) (15)O-water images and from first pass (FP) images...
November 14, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138852/anti%C3%A2-il%C3%A2-39-il%C3%A2-23p19-ebi3-polyclonal-antibodies-ameliorate-autoimmune-symptoms-in-lupus%C3%A2-like-mice
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Xiaoqian Wang, Yu Zhang, Zhiding Wang, Xiaoling Liu, Gaizhi Zhu, Gencheng Han, Guojiang Chen, Chunmei Hou, Tianxiao Wang, Beifen Shen, Yan Li, He Xiao, Ning Ma, Renxi Wang
The interleukin (IL)‑12 family cytokines have been examined as therapeutic targets in the treatment of several autoimmune diseases. Our previous study showed that a novel IL‑12 family cytokine, IL‑39 (IL‑23p19/Ebi3) mediates inflammation in lupus‑like mice. In the present study, the effect of anti‑mouse IL‑39 polyclonal antibodies on autoimmune symptoms in lupus‑like mice was investigated. Rabbit anti‑mouse IL‑39 polyclonal antibodies were produced by immunization with recombinant mouse IL‑39, and purified using protein A chromatography...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137794/monitoring-the-effect-of-sonoporation-on-the-cells-using-electrochemical-approach
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Mohammad Ali Khayamian, Majid Baniassadi, Mohammad Abdolahad
Sonoporation is applied to enhance the permeability of the cell to bioactive materials by employing the acoustic cavitation of microbubbles. This phenomena would be helpful in molecular biology, delivery of large molecules into the cells and gene therapy. Many methods have been applied to monitor the biological effects and trace of sonoporation on the cells such as scanning/transmission electron microscopy, confocal imaging and flow cytometry. Here, we monitored the effect of sonoporation on the cells using electrochemical method with an integrated three electrode system...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137496/preoperative-quantitative-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-and-diffusion-weighted-imaging-predict-aggressive-disease-in-endometrial-cancer
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Kristine E Fasmer, Atle Bjørnerud, Sigmund Ytre-Hauge, Renate Grüner, Ingvild L Tangen, Henrica Mj Werner, Line Bjørge, Øyvind O Salvesen, Jone Trovik, Camilla Krakstad, Ingfrid S Haldorsen
Background Quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) may yield preoperative tumor biomarkers relevant for prognosis and therapy in cancer. Purpose To explore the value of preoperative DCE-MRI and DWI for the prediction of aggressive disease in endometrial cancer patients. Material and Methods Preoperative MRI (1.5-T) from 177 patients were analyzed and imaging parameters reflecting tumor microvasculature (from DCE-MRI) and tumor microstructure (from DWI) were estimated...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136193/early-first-trimester-uteroplacental-flow-and-the-progressive-disintegration-of-spiral-artery-plugs-new-insights-from-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-tissue-histopathology
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V H J Roberts, T K Morgan, P Bednarek, M Morita, G J Burton, J O Lo, A E Frias
STUDY QUESTION: Does the use of a vascular contrast agent facilitate earlier detection of maternal flow to the placental intervillous space (IVS) in the first trimester of pregnancy? SUMMARY ANSWER: Microvascular filling of the IVS was demonstrated by contrast-enhanced ultrasound from 6 weeks of gestation onwards, earlier than previously believed. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: During placental establishment and remodeling of maternal spiral arteries, endovascular trophoblast cells invade and accumulate in the lumen of these vessels to form 'trophoblast plugs'...
November 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136088/abcd1-dysfunction-alters-white-matter-microvascular-perfusion
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Arne Lauer, Xiao Da, Mikkel Bo Hansen, Gregoire Boulouis, Yangming Ou, Xuezhu Cai, Afonso Liberato Celso Pedrotti, Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Paul Caruso, Douglas L Hayden, Natalia Rost, Kim Mouridsen, Florian S Eichler, Bruce Rosen, Patricia L Musolino
Cerebral X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in the ABCD1 gene, which lead to a rapidly progressive cerebral inflammatory demyelination in up to 60% of affected males. Selective brain endothelial dysfunction and increased permeability of the blood-brain barrier suggest that white matter microvascular dysfunction contributes to the conversion to cerebral disease. Applying a vascular model to conventional dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance perfusion imaging, we demonstrate that lack of ABCD1 function causes increased capillary flow heterogeneity in asymptomatic hemizygotes predominantly in the white matter regions and developmental stages with the highest probability for conversion to cerebral disease...
November 9, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135959/intratumoral-delivery-of-doxorubicin-on-folate-conjugated-graphene-oxide-by-in-situ-forming-thermo-sensitive-hydrogel-for-breast-cancer-therapy
#18
Yi Teng Fong, Chih-Hao Chen, Jyh-Ping Chen
By taking advantage of the pH-sensitive drug release property of graphene oxide (GO) after intracellular uptake, we prepared folic acid (FA)-conjugated GO (GOFA) for targeted delivery of the chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin (DOX). GOFA-DOX was further encapsulated in an injectable in-situ forming thermo-sensitive hyaluronic acid-chitosan-g-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (HACPN) hydrogel for intratumoral delivery of DOX. As the degradation time of HACPN could be extended up to 3 weeks, intratumoral delivery of GOFA-DOX/HACPN could provide controlled and targeted delivery of DOX through slow degradation HACPN and subsequent cellular uptake of released GOFA-DOX by tumor cells through interactions of GOFA with folate receptors on the tumor cell's surface...
November 14, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135409/double-inlay-plus-ventral-onlay-buccal-mucosa-graft-for-simultaneous-penile-and-bulbar-urethral-stricture
#19
Luciano A Favorito, Paulo P Conte, Ulisses G Sobrinho, Rodrigo G Martins, Tomas Accioly
OBJECTIVES: Buccal mucosa grafts and fascio-cutaneous flaps are frequently used in long anterior urethral strictures (1). The inlay and onlay buccal mucosa grafts are easier to perform, do not need urethral mobilization and generally have good long-term results (2-4). In the present video, we present a case where we used a double buccal mucosa graft technique in a simultaneous penile and bulbar urethral stricture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 54 year-old male patient was submitted to appendectomy where a urethral catheter was used for two days in May 2015...
November 17, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135072/measuring-human-placental-blood-flow-with-multidelay-3d-grase-pseudocontinuous-arterial-spin-labeling-at-3t
#20
Xingfeng Shao, Dapeng Liu, Thomas Martin, Teresa Chanlaw, Sherin U Devaskar, Carla Janzen, Aisling M Murphy, Daniel Margolis, Kyunghyun Sung, Danny J J Wang
BACKGROUND: Placenta influences the health of both a woman and her fetus during pregnancy. Maternal blood supply to placenta can be measured noninvasively using arterial spin labeling (ASL). PURPOSE: To present a multidelay pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) combined with a fast 3D inner-volume gradient- and spin-echo (GRASE) imaging technique to simultaneously measure placental blood flow (PBF) and arterial transit time (ATT), and to study PBF and ATT evolution with gestational age during the second trimester...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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