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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213234/dna-wrapped-multi-walled-carbon-nanotube-modified-electrochemical-biosensor-for-the-detection-of-escherichia-coli-from-real-samples
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Dilsat Ozkan-Ariksoysal, Yasin Ugur Kayran, Fethiye Ferda Yilmaz, Anton Alexandru Ciucu, Iulia Gabriela David, Vasile David, Mine Hosgor-Limoncu, Mehmet Ozsoz
This paper introduces DNA-wrapped multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)-modified genosensor for the detection of Escherichia coli (E. coli) from polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-amplified real samples while Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) was used to investigate the selectivity of the biosensor. The capture probe specifically recognizing E. coli DNA and it was firstly interacted with MWCNTs for wrapping of single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) onto the nanomaterial. DNA-wrapped MWCNTs were then immobilised on the surface of disposable pencil graphite electrode (PGE) for the detection of DNA hybridization...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211680/two-way-gold-nanoparticle-label-free-sensing-of-specific-sequence-and-small-molecule-targets-using-switchable-concatemers
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Longjiao Zhu, Xiangli Shao, Yunbo Luo, Kunlun Huang, Wentao Xu
A two-way colorimetric biosensor based on unmodified gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and a switchable double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) concatemer have been demonstrated. Two hairpin probes (H1&H2) were first designed that provided the fuels to assemble the dsDNA concatemers via hybridization chain reaction (HCR). A functional hairpin (FH) was rationally designed to recognize the target sequences. All the hairpins contained single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) loop and sticky-ends to prevent GNPs from salt-induced aggregation. In the presence of target sequence, the capture probe blocked in the FH recognizes the target to form a duplex DNA, which causes the release of the initiator probe by FH conformational change...
February 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208699/induction-of-syndecan-4-by-organic-inorganic-hybrid-molecules-with-a-1-10-phenanthroline-structure-in-cultured-vascular-endothelial-cells
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Takato Hara, Takayuki Kojima, Hiroka Matsuzaki, Takehiro Nakamura, Eiko Yoshida, Yasuyuki Fujiwara, Chika Yamamoto, Shinichi Saito, Toshiyuki Kaji
Organic-inorganic hybrid molecules constitute analytical tools used in biological systems. Vascular endothelial cells synthesize and secrete proteoglycans, which are macromolecules consisting of a core protein and glycosaminoglycan side chains. Although the expression of endothelial proteoglycans is regulated by several cytokines/growth factors, there may be alternative pathways for proteoglycan synthesis aside from downstream pathways activated by these cytokines/growth factors. Here, we investigated organic-inorganic hybrid molecules to determine a variant capable of analyzing the expression of syndecan-4, a transmembrane heparan-sulfate proteoglycan, and identified 1,10-phenanthroline (o-Phen) with or without zinc (Zn-Phen) or rhodium (Rh-Phen)...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202061/in-vitro-generation-of-sertoli-like-and-haploid-spermatid-like-cells-from-human-umbilical-cord-perivascular-cells
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Ekaterina Shlush, Leila Maghen, Sonja Swanson, Shlomit Kenigsberg, Sergey Moskovtsev, Tanya Barretto, Andrée Gauthier-Fisher, Clifford L Librach
BACKGROUND: First trimester (FTM) and term human umbilical cord-derived perivascular cells (HUCPVCs), which are rich sources of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), can give rise to Sertoli cell (SC)-like as well as haploid germ cell (GC)-like cells in vitro using culture conditions that recapitulate the testicular niche. Gamete-like cells have been produced ex vivo using pluripotent stem cells as well as MSCs. However, the production of functional gametes from human stem cells has yet to be achieved...
February 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199399/mirna-148a-serves-as-a-prognostic-factor-and-suppresses-migration-and-invasion-through-wnt1-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yong Chen, Lingfeng Min, Chuanli Ren, Xingxiang Xu, Jianqi Yang, Xinchen Sun, Tao Wang, Fang Wang, Changjiang Sun, Xizhi Zhang
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the world, and aberrant expression of miRNA is a common feature during the cancer initiation and development. Our previous study showed that levels of miRNA-148a assessed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) were a good prognosis factor for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. In this study, we used high-throughput formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) lung cancer tissue arrays and in situ hybridization (ISH) to determine the clinical significances of miRNA-148a and aimed to find novel target of miRNA-148a in lung cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199094/two-unprecedented-pom-based-inorganic-organic-hybrids-with-concomitant-heteropolytungstate-and-molybdate
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Yun-Wu Li, Ling-Yu Guo, Hai-Feng Su, Marko Jagodič, Ming Luo, Xiao-Qi Zhou, Su-Yuan Zeng, Chen-Ho Tung, Di Sun, Lan-Sun Zheng
Two novel POM-based inorganic-organic hybrids, [Cu6(II)(2,2'-bipy)6(Mo6O22)(SiW12O40)]n (1), and {[Cu6(II)(ppz)6(H2O)5(MoO4)(SiW12O40)]·4H2O}n (2) (2,2'-bipy = 2,2'-bipyridine, Hppz = 3-(pyrid-2-yl)pyrazole), have been constructed from heteropolytungstates and molybdates. Two compounds have been identified by single crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, and FT-IR. Compound 1 shows a 1D (one-dimensional) chain structure constructed from classical Keggin heteropolytungstate [SiW12O40](4-) clusters and [Cu6(2,2'-bipy)6] modified isopolymolybdates [Mo6O22](8-)...
February 15, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198433/a-cyclometalated-iridium-iii-complex-used-as-a-conductor-for-the-electrochemical-sensing-of-ifn-%C3%AE
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Xiangmin Miao, Chung-Nga Ko, Kasipandi Vellaisamy, Zongbing Li, Guanjun Yang, Chung-Hang Leung, Dik-Lung Ma
A novel iridium(III) complex was prepared and used as a conductor for sensitive and enzyme-free electrochemical detection of interferon gamma (IFN-γ). This assay is based on a dual signal amplification mechanism involving positively charged gold nanoparticles ((+)AuNPs) and hybridization chain reaction (HCR). To construct the sensor, nafion (Nf) and (+)AuNPs composite membrane was first immobilized onto the electrode surface. Subsequently, a loop-stem structured capture probe (CP) containing a special IFN-γ interact strand was modified onto the (+)AuNP surface via the formation of Au-S bonds...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195097/phenotypic-expression-of-hbo-indonesia-in-two-indian-families-and-its-interaction-with-sickle-hemoglobin
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Amar Das Gupta, Anita Nadkarni, Pallavi Mehta, Manju Goriwale, Manisha Ramani, Pradnya Chaudhary, Vishal Mehrotra, Roshan Colah
BACKGROUND: Alpha globin chain variants are clinically significant since they directly influence the structure and function of the hemoglobin (Hb) molecules they constitute, either in combination with normal beta globin chains or with variant beta chains, thereby altering the morbidity and mortality associated with the resultant hemoglobinopathies. We describe here two unrelated families from Madhya Pradesh who had a nondeletional alpha-chain variant, HbO Indonesia (CD116 G → A). Members of one of the two families also had coinheritance of sickle hemoglobin (HbS)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194961/universal-dynamic-dna-assembly-programmed-surface-hybridization-effect-for-single-step-reusable-and-amplified-electrochemical-nucleic-acid-biosensing
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Shufeng Liu, Li Fang, Yanqun Wang, Li Wang
The traditional sensitive electrochemical biosensors are commonly confronted with the cumbersome interface operation and washing procedures and the inclusion of extra exogenous reagents, which impose the challenge on the detection simplicity, reliability, and reusability. Herein, we present the proof-of-principle of a unique biosensor architecture based on dynamic DNA assembly programmed surface hybridization, which confers the single-step, reusable, and enzyme-free amplified electrochemical nucleic acid analysis...
February 10, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193027/fluorescence-imaging-of-intracellular-telomerase-activity-using-enzyme-free-signal-amplification
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Min Hong, Lidan Xu, Qingwang Xue, Lu Li, Bo Tang
A novel enzyme-free signal amplification-based assay for highly sensitive in situ fluorescence imaging and detection of intracellular telomerase activity was developed by using a gold nanoflare probe-triggered mimic-hybridization chain reaction (mimic-HCR) coupled with a graphene oxide (GO) surface-anchored fluorescence signal readout pathway. The nanoflare probe consists of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) functionalized with a dense shell of nucleic acid sequences by Au-S bond formation. The nucleic acid sequence is composed of three segments: a long thiol-labeled sequence (HS-DNA) and two short sequences (a telomerase primer sequence, "Primer-DNA", and an FAM-terminated reporter sequence, "Flare-DNA"), both of which are complementary to HS-DNA...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188440/pathology-of-infectious-diseases-what-does-the-future-hold
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REVIEW
Paul Hofman, Sebastian Lucas, Grégory Jouvion, Arnault Tauziède-Espariat, Fabrice Chrétien, Gieri Cathomas
The demand for expertise in pathology for the diagnosis of infectious diseases (ID) is continually growing, due to an increase in ID in immunocompromised patients and in the (re)-emergence of common and uncommon diseases, including tropical infections and infections with newly identified microbes. The microbiology laboratory plays a crucial role in diagnosing infections, identifying the responsible infectious agents and establishing sensitivity of pathogens to drug therapy. Pathology, however, is the only way to correlate the presence of an infectious agent with the reaction it evokes at cell and tissue level...
February 10, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186723/bioresponsive-dna-hydrogels-beyond-the-conventional-stimuli-responsiveness
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Dong Wang, Yue Hu, Peifeng Liu, Dan Luo
Bioresponsive hydrogels can respond to various biological stimuli by a macroscopic change of physical state or by converting biochemical inputs into biological or mechanical outputs. These materials are playing an increasingly important role in a wide variety of applications, especially in the biological and biomedical fields. However, the design and engineering of intriguing bioresponsive materials with adequate biocompatibility and biodegradability have proven to be a great challenge. DNA, on the other hand, possesses many unique and fascinating properties, including its indispensable genetic function, broad biocompatibility, precise molecular recognition capability, tunable multifunctionality, and convenient programmability...
February 10, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183680/diagnosis-of-variant-rara-translocation-using-standard-dual-color-dual-fusion-pml-rara-fish-probes-an-illustrative-report
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Manish K Singh, Mayur Parihar, Neeraj Arora, D K Mishra, Saurabh J Bhave, Mammen Chandy
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APML) with variant RARa translocations comprises 1-2% of APML cases. However, the diagnosis of these cases is challenging as the routine practice includes fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction targeting the PML and RARA genes to detect PML/RARA fusions. Here, we report a case highlighting the importance of atypical FISH signal patterns in standard dual-color dual-fusion PML/RARa FISH analysis complimented by karyotyping to detect these variant RARA translocations...
February 1, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181911/molecular-diagnostics-of-periodontitis
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Izabela Korona-Głowniak, Radosław Siwiec, Marcin Berger, Anna Malm, Jolanta Szymańska
The microorganisms that form dental plaque are the main cause of periodontitis. Their identification and the understanding of the complex relationships and interactions that involve these microorganisms, environmental factors and the host's health status enable improvement in diagnostics and targeted therapy in patients with periodontitis. To this end, molecular diagnostics techniques (both techniques based on the polymerase chain reaction and those involving nucleic acid analysis via hybridization) come increasingly into use...
January 28, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177218/ultrasensitive-photoelectrochemical-biosensing-of-cell-surface-n-glycan-expression-based-on-the-enhancement-of-nanogold-assembled-mesoporous-silica-amplified-by-graphene-quantum-dots-and-hybridization-chain-reaction
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Shenguang Ge, Feifei Lan, Linlin Liang, Na Ren, Li Li, Haiyun Liu, Mei Yan, Jinghua Yu
An ultrasensitive photoelectrochemical (PEC) biosensor for N-glycan expression based on the enhancement of nanogold-assembled mesoporous silica nanoparticles (GMSNs) was fabricated, which also combined with multibranched hybridization chain reaction (mHCR) and graphene quantum dots (GQDs). In this work, the localized surface plasmon resonance, mHCR and GQDs-induced signal amplification strategies were integrated exquisitely and applied sufficiently. In the fabrication, after porous ZnO spheres immobilized on the Au nanorod-modified paper working electrode were sensitized by CdTe QDs, the GMSNs were assembled on the CdTe QDs...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169534/water-stability-studies-of-hybrid-iodoargentates-containing-n-alkylated-or-n-protonated-structure-directing-agents-exploring-noncentrosymmetric-hybrid-structures
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Guang-Ning Liu, Xiao-Ming Jiang, Qing-Shun Fan, Muhammad Bilal Hussain, Ke Li, Hui Sun, Xin-Yu Li, Wan-Qing Liu, Cuncheng Li
In situ alkylation or protonation reactions on the thiazolyl-N donors of benzothiazole (btz) and its derivative 2-aminobenzothiazole (abtz) occurred to form four structure directing agents (SDAs), which feature different structure directing abilities and hydrophobicities. The thiazolyl-N alkylated and protonated btz cations direct to form an α-type (AgI2)(-) iodoargentate chain in (Etbtz)(AgI2) (1), (Prbtz)(AgI2) (2), and (Hbtz)(AgI2) (3), respectively, while the thiazolyl-N protonated abtz cation directs to form a new type of (Ag2I3)(-) anionic chain in (Habtz)(Ag2I3) (4)...
February 7, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168073/two-cases-of-ectopic-hamartomatous-thymoma-masquerading-as-sarcoma
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Takahito Kondo, Yukiko Sato, Hiroko Tanaka, Toru Sasaki, Kazuyoshi Kawabata, Hiroki Mitani, Hiroyuki Yonekawa, Hirofumi Fukushima, Wataru Shimbashi
Ectopic hamartomatous thymoma (EHT) is an extremely rare benign tumor. EHTs are difficult to differentiate from sarcomas, especially synovial sarcomas. We encountered two cases of EHT that were referred from other hospitals because sarcoma was suspected. In these cases, fusion gene detection via polymerase chain reaction or fluorescence in situ hybridization was useful for differentiating EHT from synovial sarcoma. EHT requires accurate diagnosis before surgery to avoid excessive treatment. Both tumor location and the presence of fat inside the tumor are important imaging findings for EHT, and confirmation of spindle cells, epithelial cells, and mature adipose cells in the tumor is an important pathological finding...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166696/development-and-validation-of-a-quantitative-pcr-for-rapid-and-specific-detection-of-california-sea-lion-adenovirus-1-and-prevalence-in-wild-and-managed-populations
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Galaxia Cortés-Hinojosa, Frances M D Gulland, Tracey Goldstein, Stephanie Venn-Watson, Rebecca Rivera, Linda L Archer, Thomas B Waltzek, Gregory C Gray, James F X Wellehan
California sea lion adenovirus 1 (CSLAdV-1) has been associated with hepatitis and enteritis in several wild and captive populations of diverse pinniped species. Currently available tests have been limited to pan-adenoviral polymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by sequencing. We present the development of a quantitative probe-hybridization PCR (qPCR) assay for rapid, sensitive, and specific detection of this virus in California sea lions ( Zalophus californianus) and other pinnipeds. This assay did not amplify other mammalian adenoviruses and is able to detect consistently down to 10 viral copies per well...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164438/automated-synthesis-of-well-defined-polymers-and-biohybrids-by-atom-transfer-radical-polymerization-using-a-dna-synthesizer
#19
Xiangcheng Pan, Sushil Lathwal, Stephanie Mack, Jiajun Yan, Subha R Das, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
A DNA synthesizer was successfully employed for preparation of well-defined polymers by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), in a technique termed AutoATRP. This method provides well-defined homopolymers, diblock copolymers, and biohybrids under automated photomediated ATRP conditions. PhotoATRP was selected over other ATRP methods because of mild reaction conditions, ambient temperature, tolerance to oxygen, and no need to introduce reducing agents or radical initiators. Both acrylate and methacrylate monomers were successfully polymerized with excellent control in the DNA synthesizer...
February 6, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160432/detection-of-a-novel-sapelovirus-in-central-nervous-tissue-of-pigs-with-polioencephalomyelitis-in-the-usa
#20
P H E Arruda, B L Arruda, K J Schwartz, F Vannucci, T Resende, A Rovira, P Sundberg, J Nietfeld, B M Hause
An approximately 3,000 finishing swine operation in the United States experienced an outbreak of an atypical neurologic disease in 11-weeks-old pigs with an overall morbidity of 20% and case fatality rate of 30%. The clinical onset and progression of signs in affected pigs varied but included inappetence, compromised ambulation, ataxia, incoordination, mental dullness, paresis, paralysis and decreased response to environmental stimuli. Tissues from affected pigs were submitted for diagnostic investigation. Histopathologic examination of the cerebrum, cerebellum and spinal cord revealed severe lymphoplasmacytic and necrotizing polioencephalomyelitis with multifocal areas of gliosis and neuron satellitosis, suggestive of a neurotropic viral infection...
February 3, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
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