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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141111/three-component-synthesis-and-photophysical-properties-of-novel-coumarin-based-merocyanines
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Julian Papadopoulos, Kay Merkens, Thomas J J Müller
Novel E-configurated coumarin-based merocyanines were efficiently synthesized by a one-pot three-component Sonogashira coupling-Michael addition starting from triflyl coumarins, terminal alkynes and secondary amines. The photophysical properties of the synthesized yellow to orange merocyanines were studied by UV/Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy and rationalized by Hammett-Taft correlations and DFT and TD DFT calculations. Most compounds were only weakly fluorescent in solution; however, two compounds were investigated in more detail with respect to their aggregation behavior...
November 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140977/low-cost-and-open-source-multi-fluorescence-imaging-system-for-teaching-and-research-in-biology-and-bioengineering
#2
Isaac Nuñez, Tamara Matute, Roberto Herrera, Juan Keymer, Timothy Marzullo, Timothy Rudge, Fernán Federici
The advent of easy-to-use open source microcontrollers, off-the-shelf electronics and customizable manufacturing technologies has facilitated the development of inexpensive scientific devices and laboratory equipment. In this study, we describe an imaging system that integrates low-cost and open-source hardware, software and genetic resources. The multi-fluorescence imaging system consists of readily available 470 nm LEDs, a Raspberry Pi camera and a set of filters made with low cost acrylics. This device allows imaging in scales ranging from single colonies to entire plates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140971/effect-of-s-mutans-and-s-sanguinis-on-growth-and-adhesion-of-p-gingivalis-and-their-ability-to-adhere-to-different-dental-materials
#3
Yan Tu, Xiaolong Ling, Yadong Chen, Yuan Wang, Na Zhou, Hui Chen
BACKGROUND Caries and periodontal diseases are caused by the biofilm formed by caries- and periodontal disease-related bacteria. Specific biofilms could be formed on different filling materials in oral cavity. Thus, to explore the inhibition effect of restorative filling materials on biofilm formation is of great significance in the treatment of caries and periodontal disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS The supernatants of S. mutans, S. sanguinis, and P. gingivalis suspension were combined with BHI broth. After 24 h, the live P...
November 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140881/pdgfb-rearrangements-in-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-of-the-vulva-a-study-of-11-cases-including-myxoid-and-fibrosarcomatous-variants
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Khadijeh Jahanseir, Deyin Xing, Patricia T Greipp, William R Sukov, Gary L Keeney, Brooke E Howitt, J Kenneth Schoolmeester
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a low-grade fibroblastic sarcoma that tends to arise in young to middle age adults and involve the trunk and proximal extremities. Rare examples of vulvar DFSP have been reported, including myxoid, myoid, and fibrosarcomatous variants, but detection of the characteristic t(17;22)(q22;q13) that produces COL1A1-PDGFB gene fusion has not been evaluated in a large series of primary vulvar tumors. The clinical, morphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular cytogenetic features of 11 cases were examined...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140837/disruption-of-biofilms-and-neutralization-of-bacteria-using-hypochlorous-acid-solution-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-evaluation
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Anna Day, Abdulnaser Alkhalil, Bonnie C Carney, Hilary N Hoffman, Lauren T Moffatt, Jeffrey W Shupp
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess the effectiveness of a hypochlorous acid-based wound cleanser (Vashe Wound Solution [VWS], SteadMed Medical, Fort Worth, Texas) in disrupting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms relative to other cleansers using an in vitro collagen biofilm model and to evaluate cleansers' cytotoxicity. The bioburden reduction of venous stasis wounds by VWS and another cleanser was evaluated. METHODS: Plates coated with collagen films incubated with active bacteria cultures to yield biofilm mimics were treated with VWS, 1% and 10% povidone-iodine (PI), 0...
December 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140789/mechanism-and-dynamics-of-inpp5e-transport-into-and-inside-the-ciliary-compartment
#6
Stefanie Kristine Kösling, Eyad Kalawy Fansa, Stefano Maffini, Alfred Wittinghofer
The inositol polyphosphate 5´-phosphatase E (INPP5E) localizes to cilia. We showed that the carrier protein phosphodiesterase 6 delta subunit (PDE6δ) mediates the sorting of farnesylated INPP5E into cilia due to high affinity binding and release by Arl3 GTP. However, the dynamics of INPP5E transport into and inside the ciliary compartment are not fully understood. Here we first investigate the movement of INPP5E using live cell fluorescence microscopy and fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) analysis...
August 28, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140702/influence-of-the-carotenoid-composition-on-the-conformational-dynamics-of-photosynthetic-light-harvesting-complexes
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Marijonas Tutkus, Jevgenij Chmeliov, Danielis Rutkauskas, Alexander V Ruban, Leonas Valkunas
Non-photochemical quenching (NPQ) is the major self-regulatory mechanism of green plant, performed on a molecular level to protect them from an over-excitation during the direct sunlight. It is believed that NPQ becomes available due to conformational dynamics of the light-harvesting photosynthetic complexes and involves a direct participation of carotenoids. In this work, we perform a single-molecule microscopy on major light-harvesting complexes (LHCII) from different Arabidopsis thaliana mutants exhibiting various carotenoid composition...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140693/nonadiabatic-dynamics-of-cycloparaphenylenes-with-td-dftb-surface-hopping
#8
Ljiljana Stojanovic, Saadullah G Aziz, Rifaat Hassan Hilal, Felix Plasser, Thomas A Niehaus, Mario Barbatti
We implemented a version of the decoherence-corrected fewest switches surface hopping based on linear-response time-dependent density functional tight binding (TD-DFTB), enhanced by transition density analysis. The method has been tested for the gas-phase relaxation dynamics of two cycloparaphenylene molecules, [8]CPP and [10]CPP, explaining some important features of their nonadiabatic dynamics, such as the origin of their long fluorescence lifetimes (related to the slow radiative emission from the S1 state) and the trend of increasing the fluorescence rate with the molecular size (related to an increase in the S1-S0 energy gaps and oscillator strengths in the larger molecule)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140480/the-intrinsically-disordered-n-terminal-arm-of-the-brome-mosaic-virus-coat-protein-specifically-recognizes-the-rna-motif-that-directs-the-initiation-of-viral-rna-replication
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Alexander Jacobs, Haley Hoover, Edward Smith, David E Clemmer, Chul-Hyun Kim, C Cheng Kao
In the brome mosaic virus (BMV) virion, the coat protein (CP) selectively contacts the RNA motifs that regulate translation and RNA replication (Hoover et al., 2016. J. Virol. 90, 7748). We hypothesize that the unstructured N-terminal arm (NTA) of the BMV CP can specifically recognize RNA motifs. Using ion mobility spectrometry-mass spectrometry, we demonstrate that peptides containing the NTA of the CP were found to preferentially bind to an RNA hairpin motif that directs the initiation of BMV RNA synthesis...
November 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140316/hybrid-system-for-in-vivo-epifluorescence-and-4d-optoacoustic-imaging
#10
Zhenyue Chen, Xosé Luis Deán-Ben, Sven Gottschalk, Daniel Razansky
Epifluorescence imaging is widely used in cell and molecular biology due to its excellent sensitivity, contrast, and ease of implementation. Optoacoustic imaging has been shown to deliver a highly complementary and unique set of capabilities for biological discovery, such as high spatial resolution in noninvasive deep tissue observations, fast volumetric imaging capacity, and spectrally enriched contrast. In this Letter, we report on a hybrid system combining planar fluorescence and real-time volumetric four-dimensional optoacoustic imaging by means of a fiberscope integrated within a handheld hemispherical ultrasound detection array...
November 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140297/a-proteomic-approach-to-investigate-the-drought-response-in-the-orphan-crop-eragrostis-tef
#11
Rizqah Kamies, Jill M Farrant, Zerihun Tadele, Gina Cannarozzi, Mohammed Suhail Rafudeen
The orphan crop, Eragrostis tef, was subjected to controlled drought conditions to observe the physiological parameters and proteins changing in response to dehydration stress. Physiological measurements involving electrolyte leakage, chlorophyll fluorescence and ultra-structural analysis showed tef plants tolerated water loss to 50% relative water content (RWC) before adverse effects in leaf tissues were observed. Proteomic analysis using isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ) mass spectrometry and appropriate database searching enabled the detection of 5727 proteins, of which 211 proteins, including a number of spliced variants, were found to be differentially regulated with the imposed stress conditions...
November 15, 2017: Proteomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140088/symmetrical-and-nonsymmetrical-meso-meso-directly-linked-hydroporphyrin-dyads-synthesis-and-photochemical-properties
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Nopondo N Esemoto, Andrius Satraitis, Linda Wiratan, Marcin Ptaszek
A series of a rigid meso-meso directly linked chlorin-chlorin, chlorin-bacteriochlorin, and bacteriochlorin-bacteriochlorin dyads, including free bases as well as Zn(II), Pd(II), and Cu(II) complexes, has been synthesized, and their absorption, emission, singlet oxygen ((1)O2) photosensitization, and electronic properties have been examined. Marked bathochromic shifts of the long-wavelength Qy absorption band and increase in fluorescence quantum yields in dyads, in comparison to the corresponding monomers, are observed...
November 15, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140079/progress-and-trends-in-aie-based-bioprobes-a-brief-overview
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Ju Mei, Youhong Huang, He Tian
Luminescent bioprobes are powerful analytical means for biosensing and optical imaging. Luminogens featured with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) attributes have emerged as ideal building blocks for high-performance bioprobes. Bioprobes constructed with AIE luminogens have been identified to be a novel class of FL light-up probing tools. In contrast to conventional bioprobes based on the luminophores with aggregation-caused quenching (ACQ) effect, the AIE-based bioprobes enjoy diverse superiorities, such as lower background, higher signal-to-noise ratio and sensitivity, better accuracy, and more outstanding resistance to photobleaching...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140074/facile-and-versatile-strategy-for-construction-of-anti-inflammatory-and-antibacterial-surfaces-with-polydopamine-mediated-liposomes-releasing-dexamethasone-and-minocycline-for-potential-implants-applications
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Xiao Xu, Lixin Wang, Zuyuan Luo, Yaofeng Ni, Haitao Sun, Xiang Gao, Yongliang Li, Siqi Zhang, Yan Li, Shicheng Wei
Reducing early nonbacterial inflammation induced by implanted materials and infection resulting from bacterial contamination around the implant-abutment interface could greatly accelerate implant osseointegration and reduce implant failure, which would be of clinical significance. In this study, we developed a facile and versatile strategy for the construction of anti-inflammatory and antibacterial surfaces on implants, such as orthopedic/dental implants. Briefly, the surfaces of polystyrene (PS) culture plates were first coated with polydopamine and then decorated with dexamethasone plus minocycline-loaded liposomes (Dex/Mino liposomes), which was confirmed by contact angle goniometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and fluorescence microscopy...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139544/automatic-detection-of-dna-double-strand-sreaks-after-irradiation-using-an-%C3%AE-h2ax-assay
#15
Tim Hohmann, Jacqueline Kessler, Urszula Grabiec, Matthias Bache, Dyrk Vordermark, Faramarz Dehghani
Radiation therapy belongs to the most common approaches for cancer therapy leading amongst others to DNA damage like double strand breaks (DSB). DSB can be used as a marker for the effect of radiation on cells. For visualization and assessing the extent of DNA damage the γH2AX foci assay is frequently used. The analysis of the γH2AX foci assay remains complicated as the number of γH2AX foci has to be counted. The quantification is mostly done manually, being time consuming and leading to person-dependent variations...
November 15, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139514/differential-array-sensing-for-cancer-cell-classification-and-novelty-detection
#16
Alexandra M Gade, Margaret K Meadows, Andrew D Ellington, Eric V Anslyn
A series of semi-specific peptides reported in the literature to bind various epitopes on cell surfaces were used in a differential sensing array to pattern cell line identity. The peptides were conjugated to thiazole orange to act as both a fluorescence reporter and a DNA intercalator. Fluorescence data for the peptides exposed to cells, with and without exogenous double stranded DNA (dsDNA), led to chemometric fingerprints for eight cancer cell lines. In contrast to the use of structures meant to act in completely non-specific ways, the use of a limited level of specificity generated linear discriminant score plots with high dimensionality, i...
November 15, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139274/-dihydroartemisinin-inhibits-proliferation-of-pancreatic-cancer-jf-305-cells-by-regulating-expression-of-apoptosis-related-proteins-and-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species
#17
Ya-Wei Li, Wei Zhang, Na Xu, Yan Li, Hong Zhang, Shi-Jie Lv, Wen-He Zhu
To investigate the effect of dihydroartemisinin on apoptosis of human pancreatic cancer cell line JF-305 and the role of reactive oxygen species(ROS) in the apoptosis of JF-305 cells induced by dihydroartemisinin. MTT assays were used to detect effect of different concentrations of dihydroartemisinin on cells proliferation of JF-305 lines. Cell cycle was detected by flow cytometry, and the apoptotic morphology was observed by Hoechst 333258 fluorescence staining. Annexin V fluorescence staining was used to detect the apoptosis changes of JF-305 cells, while DCFH-DA was used to detect the changes of ROS during apoptosis process...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139265/-stability-optimization-of-puerarin-nanocrystalline-self-stabilizied-pickering-emulsion-by-response-surface-methodology
#18
Ji-Fen Zhang, Jiao Zhang, Fan Wang, Shuai Wang, Mei Wang, Tao Yi
A new Pickering emulsion, puerarin nanocrystalline self-stabilized Pickering emulsion (Pu-NSSPE) was developed. Box-Behnken design was used for optimizing the preparation formulation of Pu-NSSPE to improve its stability, and the effects of concentration of puerarin, volume ratio of water to oil, and pH value of water phase on the stratification index of emulsion, droplet size and drug concentration in emulsion were investigated. Results showed that the optimized Pu-NSSPE could be prepared with the concentration of puerarin of 0...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139243/wide-field-spectrally-resolved-quantitative-fluorescence-imaging-system-toward-neurosurgical-guidance-in-glioma-resection
#19
Yijing Xie, Maria Thom, Michael Ebner, Victoria Wykes, Adrien Desjardins, Anna Miserocchi, Sebastien Ourselin, Andrew W McEvoy, Tom Vercauteren
In high-grade glioma surgery, tumor resection is often guided by intraoperative fluorescence imaging. 5-aminolevulinic acid-induced protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) provides fluorescent contrast between normal brain tissue and glioma tissue, thus achieving improved tumor delineation and prolonged patient survival compared with conventional white-light-guided resection. However, commercially available fluorescence imaging systems rely solely on visual assessment of fluorescence patterns by the surgeon, which makes the resection more subjective than necessary...
November 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139204/subporpholactone-subporpholactam-imidazolosubporphyrin-and-iridium-complexes-of-imidazolosubporphyrin-formation-of-iridium-carbene-complexes
#20
Atsuhiro Osuka, Kota Yoshida
Pyrrole-modified subporphyrins bearing a non-pyrrolic cyclic unit, subporpholactone, subporpholactam, and imidazolosubporphyrin were newly synthesized. They show subporphyrin-like absorption and fluorescence spectra that are red-shifted in the order of subporpholactam < subporpholactone < imidazolosubporphyrin. Metalation of the imidazolosubporphyrin with (pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)iridium(III) dichloride dimer gave a complex, in which the Ir(III) atom was attached at the peripheral nitrogen atom of the imidazole moiety and the ortho-position of the meso-phenyl group...
November 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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