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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334326/predicting-the-dopamine-d2-receptor-occupancy-of-ropinirole-in-rats-using-positron-emission-tomography-and-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modeling
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Chenrong Huang, Ziteng Wang, Linsheng Liu, Xiaoxue Liu, Ji Dong, Qingqing Xu, Bin Zhang, Liyan Miao
The purpose of this study was to measure dopamine D2/3 receptor occupancy (RO) as a marker of the clinical efficacy of ropinirole in rats via positron emission tomography (PET) using 18F-fallypride as the radiotracer and to explore the relationship between dopamine RO and the plasma concentration of ropinirole via pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling. Plasma was collected from 16 rats treated with one of four doses of ropinirole. For the time-dependent study, the data of 16 rats in the 15 mg/kg dose group at four time points were averaged, and another 24 rats were divided into three dose groups (5 mg/kg, 30 mg/kg and 60 mg/kg) for the dose-dependent study; the animals were assessed via 18F-fallypride PET scans...
January 15, 2018: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334186/natural-humic-acid-based-phototheranostic-agent
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Zhao-Hua Miao, Kai Li, Pei-Ying Liu, Zhenglin Li, Huanjie Yang, Qingliang Zhao, Manli Chang, Qingzhu Yang, Liang Zhen, Cheng-Yan Xu
Humic acids, a major constituent of natural organic carbon resources, are naturally formed through the microbial biodegradation of animal and plant residues. Due to numerous physiologically active groups (phenol, carboxyl, and quinone), the biomedical applications of humic acid have been already investigated across different cultures for several centuries or even longer. In this work, sodium humate, the sodium salt of humic acid, is explored as phototheranostic agent for light-induced photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy based on intrinsic absorption in the near-infrared region...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333553/microwave-assisted-synthesis-of-tempo-labeled-hydrogels-traceable-with-mri
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Emanuele Mauri, Edoardo Micotti, Arianna Rossetti, Lucio Melone, Simonetta Papa, Giulia Azzolini, Stefano Rimondo, Pietro Veglianese, Carlo Punta, Filippo Rossi, Alessandro Sacchetti
Polymer functionalization strategies have recently attracted considerable attention for several applications in biomaterials science. In particular, technological advancements in medical imaging have focused on the design of polymeric matrices to improve non-invasive approaches and diagnostic accuracy. In this scenario, the use of microwave irradiation of aqueous solutions containing appropriate combinations of polymers is gaining increasing interest in the synthesis of sterile hydrogels without using monomers, eliminating the need to remove unreacted species...
January 15, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333466/evaluation-of-the-possible-utilization-of-68ga-dotatoc-in-diagnosis-of-adenocarcinoma-breast-cancer
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Samaneh Zolghadri, Mojdeh Naderi, Hassan Yousefnia, Behrouz Alirezapour, Davood Beiki
Objectives: Studies have indicated advantageous properties of [DOTA-DPhe1, Tyr3] octreotide (DOTATOC) in tumor models and labeling with gallium. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in women, and most of these cancers are often an adenocarcinoma. Due to the importance of target to non-target ratios in the efficacy of diagnosis, the pharmacokinetic of 68Ga-DOTATOC in an adenocarcinoma breast cancer animal model was studied in this research, and the optimized time for imaging was determined...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331830/fetal-development-of-the-poeppig-s-woolly-monkey-lagothrix-poeppigii
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Rafael Dos Santos de Andrade, Frederico Ozanan Barros Monteiro, Hani Rocha El Bizri, Wilter Ricardo Russiano Vicente, Diva Anelie de Araujo Guimarães, Pedro Mayor
The intrauterine development is an evolutionary strategy that prepares the neonate for extra-uterine life, thus providing important information on the life history of species. In this study, we described the external and internal morphology of 25 fetuses of Poeppig's woolly monkeys (Lagothrix poeppigii) by taking advantage of a 10-year participatory collection of biological samples originated from animals hunted for subsistence purposes in the Peruvian Amazon. Logistic regressions estimated the probability of occurrence of each external morphological characteristic in relation to the crown-rump length (CRL)...
December 8, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331677/identification-of-potential-mr-derived-biomarkers-for-tumor-tissue-response-to-177lu-octreotate-therapy-in-an-animal-model-of-small-intestine-neuroendocrine-tumor
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Mikael Montelius, Johan Spetz, Oscar Jalnefjord, Evelin Berger, Ola Nilsson, Maria Ljungberg, Eva Forssell-Aronsson
Magnetic resonance (MR) methods enable noninvasive, regional tumor therapy response assessment, but associations between MR parameters, underlying biology, and therapeutic effects must be investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate response assessment efficacy and biological associations of MR parameters in a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) model subjected to radionuclide treatment. Twenty-one mice with NETs received 177Lu-octreotate at day 0. MR experiments (day -1, 1, 3, 8, and 13) included T2-weighted, dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and relaxation measurements (T1/T2*)...
January 10, 2018: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330575/a-new-technique-for-minimal-invasive-complete-spinal-cord-injury-in-minipigs
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Elena E Foditsch, Gratian Miclaus, Irina Patras, Ioan Hutu, Karin Roider, Sophina Bauer, Günter Janetschek, Ludwig Aigner, Reinhold Zimmermann
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to develop a minimal invasive complete spinal cord injury (SCI) minipig model for future research applications. The minipig is considered a translationally relevant model for SCI research. However, a standardized minimal invasive complete SCI model for pigs has not yet been established. METHODS: Adult Göttingen minipigs were anesthetized and placed in extended prone position. After initial computed tomography (CT) scan, the skin was incised, a needle placed in the epidural fatty tissue...
January 12, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329621/first-parasitological-histopathological-and-molecular-characterization-of-echinococcus-vogeli-rausch-and-bernstein-1972-from-cuniculus-paca-linnaeus-1766-in-the-cerrado-biome-mato-grosso-do-sul-brazil
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Fernanda Bittencourt-Oliveira, Paulo Teixeira, Alba Alencar, Rodrigo Menezes, Christiane Corrêa, Leandro Neves, Fernanda Almeida, Daniel Daipert-Garcia, José Roberto Machado-Silva, Rosângela Rodrigues-Silva
Polycystic echinococcosis (PE) is caused by Echinococcus vogeli metacestodes (larval stage) in Neotropical countries. E. vogeli is trophically-transmitted between predators bush dogs (Speothos venaticus) and prey pacas (Cuniculus paca). In Brazil, reported PE cases are restricted to the Amazon biome. In this study, metacestodes from a paca hunted in Mato Grosso do Sul state (Cerrado biome) were identified morphological and histopathological techniques and further confirmed by molecular testing (sequencing of cytochrome C oxidase subunit I (cox1) gene) for the first time...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328132/digital-hologram-transformations-for-rgb-color-holographic-display-with-independent-image-magnification-and-translation-in-3d
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Piotr L Makowski, Weronika Zaperty, Tomasz Kozacki
A new framework for in-plane transformations of digital holograms (DHs) is proposed, which provides improved control over basic geometrical features of holographic images reconstructed optically in full color. The method is based on a Fourier hologram equivalent of the adaptive affine transformation technique [Opt. Express18, 8806 (2010)OPEXFF1094-408710.1364/OE.18.008806]. The solution includes four elementary geometrical transformations that can be performed independently on a full-color 3D image reconstructed from an RGB hologram: (i) transverse magnification; (ii) axial translation with minimized distortion; (iii) transverse translation; and (iv) viewing angle rotation...
January 1, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328127/efficient-method-for-fabricating-a-directional-volumetric-display-using-strings-displaying-multiple-images
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Atsushi Shiraki, Masataka Ikeda, Hirotaka Nakayama, Ryuji Hirayama, Takashi Kakue, Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Tomoyoshi Ito
In this study, we describe the fabrication of a high-resolution directional volumetric display that can display multiple images in different directions. The display designs can be used to show animations using strings; however, improving the resolution of such displays is difficult. Previously, the arrangement of strings has only been determined experimentally, making fabrication of volumetric displays a challenge. The goal of the present study is to improve resolution using simulations and to determine the arrangement of strings under three constraints...
January 1, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327941/infection-is-not-required-for-mucoinflammatory-lung-disease-in-cftr-knockout-ferrets
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Bradley H Rosen, T Idil Apak Evans, Shashanna R Moll, Jaimie S Gray, Bo Liang, Xingshen Sun, Yulong Zhang, Chandler W Jensen-Cody, Anthony M Swatek, Weihong Zhou, Nan He, Pavana G Rotti, Scott R Tyler, Nicholas W Keiser, Preston J Anderson, Leonard Brooks, Yalan Li, R Marshall Pope, Maheen Rajput, Eric A Hoffman, Kai Wang, J Kirk Harris, Kalpaj R Parekh, Katherine N Gibson-Corley, John F Engelhardt
RATIONALE: Classical interpretation of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease pathogenesis suggests that infection initiates disease progression, leading to an exuberant inflammatory response, excessive mucus, and ultimately bronchiectasis. While symptomatic antibiotic treatment controls lung infections early in disease, life-long bacterial residence typically ensues. Processes that control the establishment of persistent bacteria in the CF lung, and the contribution of non-infectious components to disease pathogenesis, are poorly understood...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327782/development-of-manganese-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-of-conscious-rats-importance-of-normalization-and-comparison-with-other-regions-of-interest
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Daniel J Huereca, Konstandinos A Bakoulas, Farhad Ghoddoussi, Bruce A Berkowitz, Avril Genene Holt, Patrick J Mueller
Spinally projecting neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) are believed to contribute to pathophysiological alterations in sympathetic nerve activity and the development of cardiovascular disease. The ability to identify changes in the activity of RVLM neurons in conscious animals and humans, especially longitudinally, would represent a clinically important advancement in our understanding of the contribution of the RVLM to cardiovascular disease. To this end, we describe the initial development of manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI) for the rat RVLM...
January 12, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327374/dynamic-coronary-mr-angiography-in-a-pig-model-with-hyperpolarized-water
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Kasper Wigh Lipsø, Esben Søvsø Szocska Hansen, Rasmus Stilling Tougaard, Christoffer Laustsen, Jan Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen
PURPOSE: To investigate dynamic coronary MR angiography using hyperpolarized water as a positive contrast agent. Hyperpolarization can increase the signal by several orders of magnitude, and has recently been translated to human cardiac application. The aim was to achieve large 1 H signal enhancement to allow high-resolution imaging of the coronary arteries. METHODS: Protons in D2 O were hyperpolarized by dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization. A total of 18 mL of hyperpolarized water was injected into the coronary arteries of healthy pigs (N = 9; 3 injections in 3 animals)...
January 12, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327260/lifetime-study-in-mice-after-acute-low-dose-ionizing-radiation-a-multifactorial-study-with-special-focus-on-cataract-risk
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Claudia Dalke, Frauke Neff, Savneet Kaur Bains, Scott Bright, Deborah Lord, Peter Reitmeir, Ute Rößler, Daniel Samaga, Kristian Unger, Herbert Braselmann, Florian Wagner, Matthias Greiter, Maria Gomolka, Sabine Hornhardt, Sarah Kunze, Stefan J Kempf, Lillian Garrett, Sabine M Hölter, Wolfgang Wurst, Michael Rosemann, Omid Azimzadeh, Soile Tapio, Michaela Aubele, Fabian Theis, Christoph Hoeschen, Predrag Slijepcevic, Munira Kadhim, Michael Atkinson, Horst Zitzelsberger, Ulrike Kulka, Jochen Graw
Because of the increasing application of ionizing radiation in medicine, quantitative data on effects of low-dose radiation are needed to optimize radiation protection, particularly with respect to cataract development. Using mice as mammalian animal model, we applied a single dose of 0, 0.063, 0.125 and 0.5 Gy at 10 weeks of age, determined lens opacities for up to 2 years and compared it with overall survival, cytogenetic alterations and cancer development. The highest dose was significantly associated with increased body weight and reduced survival rate...
January 11, 2018: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326533/manually-steerable-catheter-with-improved-agility
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Geir Arne Tangen, Frode Manstad-Hulaas, Erik Nypan, Reidar Brekken
Purpose: A prototype steerable catheter was designed for endovascular procedures. This technical pilot study reports the initial experience using the catheter for cannulation of visceral arteries. Technique: The 7F catheter was manually steerable with operator control handle for bending and rotation of the tip. The maximum bending angle was approximately 90° and full 360° rotation of the tip was supported. The study involved 1 pig with 4 designated target arteries: the left and right renal arteries, the superior mesenteric artery, and the celiac trunk...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326075/use-of-crispr-cas9-gene-editing-tools-for-developing-models-in-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Gulzar Ahmad, Mansoor Amiji
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat/CRISPR-associated 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) enables targeted genome engineering. The simplicity of this system, its facile engineering, and amenability to multiplex genes make it the system of choice for many applications. This system has revolutionized our ability to carry out gene editing, transcription regulation, genome imaging, and epigenetic modification. In this review, we discuss the discovery of CRISPR/Cas9, its mechanism of action, its application in medicine and animal model development, and its delivery...
January 8, 2018: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324859/magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-detects-differential-lipid-composition-in-mammary-glands-on-low-fat-high-animal-fat-versus-high-fructose-diets
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Dianning He, Devkumar Mustafi, Xiaobing Fan, Sully Fernandez, Erica Markiewicz, Marta Zamora, Jeffrey Mueller, Joseph R Sachleben, Matthew J Brady, Suzanne D Conzen, Gregory S Karczmar
The effects of consumption of different diets on the fatty acid composition in the mammary glands of SV40 T-antigen (Tag) transgenic mice, a well-established model of human triple-negative breast cancer, were investigated with magnetic resonance spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging. Female C3(1) SV40 Tag transgenic mice (n = 12) were divided into three groups at 4 weeks of age: low fat diet (LFD), high animal fat diet (HAFD), and high fructose diet (HFruD). MRI scans of mammary glands were acquired with a 9...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324364/automatic-non-invasive-heartbeat-quantification-of-drosophila-pupae
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Dimitri Berh, Aaron Scherzinger, Nils Otto, Xiaoyi Jiang, Christian Klämbt, Benjamin Risse
The importance of studying model organisms such as Drosophila melanogaster has significantly increased in recent biological research. Amongst others, Drosophila can be used to study heart development and heartbeat related diseases. Here we propose a method for automatic in vivo heartbeat detection of Drosophila melanogaster pupae based on morphological structures which are recorded without any dissection using FIM imaging. Our approach is easy-to-use, has low computational costs, and enables high-throughput experiments...
December 29, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323183/delivery-of-xenon-containing-echogenic-liposomes-inhibits-early-brain-injury-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Yi-Feng Miao, Tao Peng, Melanie R Moody, Melvin E Klegerman, Jaroslaw Aronowski, James Grotta, David D McPherson, Hyunggun Kim, Shao-Ling Huang
Xenon (Xe), a noble gas, has promising neuroprotective properties with no proven adverse side-effects. We evaluated neuroprotective effects of Xe delivered by Xe-containing echogenic liposomes (Xe-ELIP) via ultrasound-controlled cerebral drug release on early brain injury following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The Xe-ELIP structure was evaluated by ultrasound imaging, electron microscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy. Animals were randomly divided into five groups: Sham, SAH, SAH treated with Xe-ELIP, empty ELIP, or Xe-saturated saline...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323138/whole-mount-adult-ear-skin-imaging-reveals-defective-neuro-vascular-branching-morphogenesis-in-obese-and-type-2-diabetic-mouse-models
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Tomoko Yamazaki, Wenling Li, Ling Yang, Ping Li, Haiming Cao, Sei-Ichiro Motegi, Mark C Udey, Elise Bernhard, Takahisa Nakamura, Yoh-Suke Mukouyama
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are frequently associated with peripheral neuropathy. Though there are multiple methods for diagnosis and analysis of morphological changes of peripheral nerves and blood vessels, three-dimensional high-resolution imaging is necessary to appreciate the pathogenesis with an anatomically recognizable branching morphogenesis and patterning. Here we established a novel technique for whole-mount imaging of adult mouse ear skin to visualize branching morphogenesis and patterning of peripheral nerves and blood vessels...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
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