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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060694/a-computational-model-of-myocardial-microcirculation-including-interstitial-flow
#1
Takao Shimayoshi, Yuta Yamamoto, Tetsuya Matsuda
Contributions of interstitial fluid (ISF) flow within the myocardial microcirculation is not well understood despite its importance due to difficulties in measurements. For analysing a contribution of interstitial fluid flow within myocardial microcirculation, we developed a computational model of myocardial microcirculation by introducing convection by the ISF flow into an existing myocardial microcirculation model, and performed simulations with varied ISF flows in normal and hypoperfusion conditions. Simulation results show that the ISF flow has a contribution only with low capillary flow...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032117/protective-effects-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-on-adenine-induced-chronic-renal-failure-by-regulating-the-metabolic-profiling-and-modulating-the-nadph-oxidase-ros-erk-and-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathways
#2
Hongdie Cai, Shulan Su, Yonghui Li, Huiting Zeng, Zhenhua Zhu, Jianming Guo, Yue Zhu, Sheng Guo, Li Yu, Dawei Qian, Yuping Tang, Jinao Duan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Chronic renal failure (CRF) is defined as a progressive and irreversible loss of renal function and associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. Salvia miltiorrhiza (SM) is an important Chinese herb used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating cardiovascular diseases. The previous studies showed the SM exhibited significant protective effects on CRF. In this present study, the metabolic profiling changes and action mechanism of SM on CRF were explored...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019915/revolutionizing-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-with-the-use-of-interstitial-fluid-and-microneedles-technology
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REVIEW
Tony K L Kiang, Sahan A Ranamukhaarachchi, Mary H H Ensom
While therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) that uses blood as the biological matrix is the traditional gold standard, this practice may be impossible, impractical, or unethical for some patient populations (e.g., elderly, pediatric, anemic) and those with fragile veins. In the context of finding an alternative biological matrix for TDM, this manuscript will provide a qualitative review on: (1) the principles of TDM; (2) alternative matrices for TDM; (3) current evidence supporting the use of interstitial fluid (ISF) for TDM in clinical models; (4) the use of microneedle technologies, which is potentially minimally invasive and pain-free, for the collection of ISF; and (5) future directions...
October 11, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990825/perceived-stress-and-intent-to-die-in-young-soldiers-who-attempt-suicide
#4
Leah Shelef, Anat Brunstein Klomek, Nirit Yavnai, Golan Shahar
BACKGROUND: Intent to die is an important component of suicide risk assessment. The authors compared the predictive effect of two forms of stress - military and perceived - in intent to die by suicide among young adult Israeli soldiers with a history of suicide attempts. Depression, suicide ideation, and habituation/acquired capacity for suicidality served as covariates. METHODS: Participants were 60 young adult soldiers in the Israeli Defense Force (ISF; aged 18-21 years), who made a suicide attempt during their military service...
October 6, 2017: Crisis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970200/wearable-physiological-systems-and-technologies-for-metabolic-monitoring
#5
Wei Gao, George A Brooks, David C Klonoff
Wearable sensors allow continuous monitoring of metabolites for diabetes, sports medicine, exercise science, and physiology research. These sensors can continuously detect target analytes in skin interstitial fluid (ISF), tears, saliva, and sweat. In this review, we will summarize developments on wearable devices and their potential applications in research, clinical practice, and recreational and sporting activities. Sampling skin ISF can require insertion of a needle into the skin, whereas sweat, tears, and saliva can be sampled by devices worn outside the body...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961037/cns-not-an-immunoprivilaged-site-anymore-but-a-virtual-secondary-lymphoid-organ
#6
Neema Negi, Bimal K Das
The cardinal dogma of central nervous system (CNS) immunology believed brain is an immune privileged site, but scientific evidences gathered so far have overturned this notion proving that CNS is no longer an immune privileged site, but rather an actively regulated site of immune surveillance. Landmark discovery of lymphatic system surrounding the duramater of the brain, made possible by high resolution live imaging technology has given new dimension to neuro-immunology. Here, we discuss the immune privilege status of CNS in light of the previous and current findings, taking into account the differences between a healthy state and changes that occur during an inflammatory response...
September 29, 2017: International Reviews of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931321/interstitial-glucose-and-lactate-levels-are-inversely-correlated-with-the-body-mass-index-need-for-in-vivo-calibration-of-glucose-sensor-results-with-blood-values-in-obese-patients
#7
Barbara Enderle, Isabella Moser, Cecil Kannan, Karl Otfried Schwab, Gerald Urban
BACKGROUND: Continuously measured glucose and lactate levels in interstitial fluid (ISF) may markedly differ from their respective blood levels. METHODS: Combining microdialysis with a bioanalytical microsystem, the interstitial glucose and lactate concentrations of eight male volunteers with different body mass index (BMI) were monitored during a 2-fold glucose tolerance test over the period of three hours. RESULTS: Significant correlations were found between abdominally measured sensor results and reference measurements ( R(2) = ...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915047/two-photon-absorption-in-pentacene-dimers-the-importance-of-the-spacer-using-upconversion-as-an-indirect-route-to-singlet-fission
#8
Eleonora Garoni, Johannes Zirzlmeier, Bettina S Basel, Constantin Hetzer, Kenji Kamada, Dirk M Guldi, Rik R Tykwinski
In this proof of concept study, we show that intramolecular singlet fission (iSF) can be initiated from a singlet excited state accessed by two-photon absorption, rather than through a traditional route of direct one-photon excitation (OPE). Thus, iSF in pentacene dimers 2 and 3 is enabled through NIR irradiation at 775 nm, a wavelength where neither dimer exhibits linear absorption of light. The adamantyl and meta-phenylene spacers 2 and 3, respectively, are designed to feature superimposable geometries, which establishes that the electronic coupling between the two pentacenes is the significant structural feature that dictates iSF efficiency...
October 11, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910503/triplet-harvesting-from-intramolecular-singlet-fission-in-polytetracene
#9
Andrew B Pun, Samuel N Sanders, Elango Kumarasamy, Matthew Y Sfeir, Daniel N Congreve, Luis M Campos
Singlet fission (SF), a promising mechanism of multiple exciton generation, has only recently been engineered as a fast, efficient, intramolecular process (iSF). The challenge now lies in designing and optimizing iSF materials that can be practically applied in high-performance optoelectronic devices. However, most of the reported iSF systems, such as those based on donor-acceptor polymers or pentacene, have low triplet energies, which limits their applications. Tetracene-based materials can overcome significant challenges, as the tetracene triplet state is practically useful, ≈1...
September 14, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903061/lymphatic-drainage-system-of-the-brain-a-novel-target-for-intervention-of-neurological-diseases
#10
REVIEW
Bao-Liang Sun, Li-Hua Wang, Tuo Yang, Jing-Yi Sun, Lei-Lei Mao, Ming-Feng Yang, Hui Yuan, Robert A Colvin, Xiao-Yi Yang
The belief that the vertebrate brain functions normally without classical lymphatic drainage vessels has been held for many decades. On the contrary, new findings show that functional lymphatic drainage does exist in the brain. The brain lymphatic drainage system is composed of basement membrane-based perivascular pathway, a brain-wide glymphatic pathway, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage routes including sinus-associated meningeal lymphatic vessels and olfactory/cervical lymphatic routes. The brain lymphatic systems function physiological as a route of drainage for interstitial fluid (ISF) from brain parenchyma to nearby lymph nodes...
September 10, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862640/understanding-the-functions-and-relationships-of-the-glymphatic-system-and-meningeal-lymphatics
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REVIEW
Antoine Louveau, Benjamin A Plog, Salli Antila, Kari Alitalo, Maiken Nedergaard, Jonathan Kipnis
Recent discoveries of the glymphatic system and of meningeal lymphatic vessels have generated a lot of excitement, along with some degree of skepticism. Here, we summarize the state of the field and point out the gaps of knowledge that should be filled through further research. We discuss the glymphatic system as a system that allows CNS perfusion by the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and interstitial fluid (ISF). We also describe the recently characterized meningeal lymphatic vessels and their role in drainage of the brain ISF, CSF, CNS-derived molecules, and immune cells from the CNS and meninges to the peripheral (CNS-draining) lymph nodes...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859995/glymphatic-system-disruption-as-a-mediator-of-brain-trauma-and-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
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REVIEW
Molly J Sullan, Breton M Asken, Michael S Jaffee, Steven T DeKosky, Russell M Bauer
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an increasingly important issue among veterans, athletes and the general public. Difficulties with sleep onset and maintenance are among the most commonly reported symptoms following injury, and sleep debt is associated with increased accumulation of beta amyloid (Aβ) and phosphorylated tau (p-tau) in the interstitial space. Recent research into the glymphatic system, a lymphatic-like metabolic clearance mechanism in the central nervous system (CNS) which relies on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), interstitial fluid (ISF), and astrocytic processes, shows that clearance is potentiated during sleep...
August 30, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799752/tuning-singlet-fission-in-%C3%AF-bridge-%C3%AF-chromophores
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Elango Kumarasamy, Samuel N Sanders, Murad J Y Tayebjee, Amir Asadpoordarvish, Timothy J H Hele, Eric G Fuemmeler, Andrew B Pun, Lauren M Yablon, Jonathan Z Low, Daniel W Paley, Jacob C Dean, Bonnie Choi, Gregory D Scholes, Michael L Steigerwald, Nandini Ananth, Dane R McCamey, Matthew Y Sfeir, Luis M Campos
We have designed a series of pentacene dimers separated by homoconjugated or nonconjugated bridges that exhibit fast and efficient intramolecular singlet exciton fission (iSF). These materials are distinctive among reported iSF compounds because they exist in the unexplored regime of close spatial proximity but weak electronic coupling between the singlet exciton and triplet pair states. Using transient absorption spectroscopy to investigate photophysics in these molecules, we find that homoconjugated dimers display desirable excited-state dynamics, with significantly reduced recombination rates as compared to conjugated dimers with similar singlet fission rates...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761113/cell-fusing-agent-virus-and-dengue-virus-mutually-interact-in-aedes-aegypti-cell-lines
#14
Guangmei Zhang, Sultan Asad, Alexander A Khromykh, Sassan Asgari
The genus Flavivirus contains more than 70 single-stranded, positive-sense arthropod-borne RNA viruses. Some flaviviruses are particularly medically important to humans and other vertebrates including dengue virus (DENV), West Nile virus, and yellow fever virus. These viruses are transmitted to vertebrates by mosquitoes and other arthropod species. Mosquitoes are also infected by insect-specific flaviviruses (ISFs) that do not appear to be infective to vertebrates. Cell fusing agent virus (CFAV) was the first described ISF, which was discovered in an Aedes aegypti cell culture...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724741/body-height-and-immune-efficacy-testing-body-stature-as-a-signal-of-biological-quality
#15
Bogusław Pawłowski, Judyta Nowak, Barbara Borkowska, Daria Augustyniak, Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa
According to the good genes hypothesis and energy allocation theory, human adult body height may reflect biological quality. An important aspect of this quality is immune system functioning (ISF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between ISF and body height in healthy people. The ISF was determined by several important innate (total complement and lysozyme activity, neutrophil function) and adaptive immune parameters (lymphocytes, IgA and IgG, and response to the flu vaccine). Overall, 96 males and 97 females were subjected to flu vaccination, and of these, 35 males and 34 females were subjected to tetanus...
July 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714117/a-swellable-microneedle-patch-to-rapidly-extract-skin-interstitial-fluid-for-timely-metabolic-analysis
#16
Hao Chang, Mengjia Zheng, Xiaojun Yu, Aung Than, Razina Z Seeni, Rongjie Kang, Jingqi Tian, Duong Phan Khanh, Linbo Liu, Peng Chen, Chenjie Xu
Skin interstitial fluid (ISF) is an emerging source of biomarkers for disease diagnosis and prognosis. Microneedle (MN) patch has been identified as an ideal platform to extract ISF from the skin due to its pain-free and easy-to-administrated properties. However, long sampling time is still a serious problem which impedes timely metabolic analysis. In this study, a swellable MN patch that can rapidly extract ISF is developed. The MN patch is made of methacrylated hyaluronic acid (MeHA) and further crosslinked through UV irradiation...
October 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713857/a-new-clade-of-insect-specific-flaviviruses-from-australian-anopheles-mosquitoes-displays-species-specific-host-restriction
#17
Agathe M G Colmant, Jody Hobson-Peters, Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann, Andrew F van den Hurk, Sonja Hall-Mendelin, Weng Kong Chow, Cheryl A Johansen, Jelke Fros, Peter Simmonds, Daniel Watterson, Chris Cazier, Kayvan Etebari, Sassan Asgari, Benjamin L Schulz, Nigel Beebe, Laura J Vet, Thisun B H Piyasena, Hong-Duyen Nguyen, Ross T Barnard, Roy A Hall
Flaviviruses are arthropod-borne viruses found worldwide and are responsible for significant human and veterinary diseases, including dengue, Zika, and West Nile fever. Some flaviviruses are insect specific and replicate only in mosquitoes. We report a genetically divergent group of insect-specific flaviviruses from Anopheles mosquitoes that do not replicate in arthropod cell lines or heterologous Anopheles species, exhibiting unprecedented specialization for their host species. Determination of the complete sequences of the RNA genomes of three of these viruses, Karumba virus (KRBV), Haslams Creek virus, and Mac Peak virus (McPV), that are found in high prevalence in some Anopheles mosquito populations and detection of virus-specific proteins, replicative double-stranded RNA, and small interfering RNA responses in the host mosquito species provided strong evidence of a functional replicating virus in the mosquito midgut...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699859/understanding-the-role-of-micrornas-in-the-interaction-of-aedes-aegypti-mosquitoes-with-an-insect-specific-flavivirus
#18
Morris Lee, Kayvan Etebari, Sonja Hall-Mendelin, Andrew F van den Hurk, Jody Hobson-Peters, Sreenu Vatipally, Esther Schnettler, Roy Hall, Sassan Asgari
The Flavivirus genus contains some of the most prevalent vector-borne viruses, such as the dengue, Zika and yellow fever viruses that cause devastating diseases in humans. However, the insect-specific clade of flaviviruses is restricted to mosquito hosts, albeit they have retained the general features of the genus, such as genome structure and replication. The interactions between insect-specific flaviviruses (ISFs) and their mosquito hosts are largely unknown. Pathogenic flaviviruses are known to modulate host-derived microRNAs (miRNAs), a class of non-coding RNAs that are important in controlling gene expression...
July 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673087/effect-of-off-diagonal-exciton-phonon-coupling-on-intramolecular-singlet-fission
#19
Zhongkai Huang, Yuta Fujihashi, Yang Zhao
Intramolecular singlet fission (iSF) materials provide remarkable advantages in terms of tunable electronic structures, and quantum chemistry studies have indicated strong electronic coupling modulation by high frequency phonon modes. In this work, we formulate a microscopic model of iSF with simultaneous diagonal and off-diagonal coupling to high-frequency modes. A nonperturbative treatment, the Dirac-Frenkel time-dependent variational approach is adopted using the multiple Davydov trial states. It is shown that both diagonal and off-diagonal coupling can aid efficient singlet fission if excitonic coupling is weak, and fission is only facilitated by diagonal coupling if excitonic coupling is strong...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626959/intramolecular-singlet-fission-in-an-antiaromatic-polycyclic-hydrocarbon
#20
Yishi Wu, Yuancheng Wang, Jianwei Chen, Guanxin Zhang, Jiannian Yao, Deqing Zhang, Hongbing Fu
Singlet fission (SF), in which one singlet exciton (S1 ) splits into two triplets (T1 ) on adjacent molecules through a correlated triplet-pair (1) (TT) state, requires precise but difficult tuning of exciton energetics and intermolecular electronic couplings in the solid state. Antiaromatic 4nπ dibenzopentalenes (DPs) are demonstrated as a new class of single-chromophore-based intramolecular SF materials that exhibit an optically allowed S2 state with E(S2 )>2×E(T1 ) and an optically forbidden S1 state...
August 1, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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