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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098944/validation-of-a-smartphone-based-point-of-care-hemoglobin-assay-for-use-in-dogs
#1
Kate S Farrell, Phillip L Chapman, Lauren A Sullivan
OBJECTIVE: To validate a smartphone-based spectrophotometric assay for point-of-care (POC) measurement of hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration against the standard measurement method in dogs without increases in serum lipemia, hemolysis, or bilirubin. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: One hundred thirty-nine dogs that had a CBC and corresponding biochemical profile submitted to the clinical pathology laboratory...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097508/preparation-and-evaluation-of-biopolymeric-nanoparticles-as-drug-delivery-system-in-effective-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Vijay Kumar, Ankita Leekha, Aakriti Tyagi, Ankur Kaul, Anil Kumar Mishra, Anita Kamra Verma
PURPOSE: The study purposes to evaluate nanocrystalline biopolymeric nanoparticles encapsulating methotrexate and dexamethasone with high biocompatibility, enhanced therapeutic efficacy and reduced toxicity. METHODS: Chitosan nanoparticles were prepared by ionic gelation, and Methotrexate (MTX) and Dexamethasone (DEX) were loaded during the preparation and screened for their in vitro efficacy in HEK and RAW264.7 cells, ex vivo and in vivo efficacy. RESULTS: FTIR confirmed the involvement of phosphoric group of sTPP with amine groups of chitosan and also role of hydrogen bonding involved in the preparation of MTXCHNP and DEXCHNP...
January 17, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097104/massive-hemolysis-causing-renal-failure-in-acute-hepatitis-e-infection
#3
Pragya Karki, Sarthak Malik, Bipadabhanjan Mallick, Vishal Sharma, Surinder S Rana
Acute viral hepatitis is usually a self-limiting illness. However, it can lead to complications that can be life-threatening, such as acute liver failure. Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in the setting of acute viral hepatitis can lead to a massive hemolysis, manifesting as acute kidney injury and markedly raised bilirubin levels; although cases are rare. Here, we report such a case. The patient had a viral hepatitis E infection and presented with kidney injury requiring dialysis. Examination showed very high mixed hyperbilirubinemia due to massive intravascular hemolysis...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096614/evidence-of-hemolysis-in-pigs-infected-with-highly-virulent-african-swine-fever-virus
#4
Zaven Karalyan, Hovakim Zakaryan, Elina Arakelova, Violeta Aivazyan, Marina Tatoyan, Armen Kotsinyan, Roza Izmailyan, Elena Karalova
AIM: The research was conducted to understand more profoundly the pathogenetic aspects of the acute form of the African swine fever (ASF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 10 pigs were inoculated with ASF virus (ASFV) (genotype II) in the study of the red blood cells (RBCs), blood and urine biochemistry in the dynamics of disease. RESULTS: The major hematological differences observed in ASFV infected pigs were that the mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, and hematocrits were significantly decreased compared to controls, and the levels of erythropoietin were significantly increased...
December 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092273/in-vivo-testing-of-extracorporeal-membrane-ventilators-ila-activve%C3%A2-vs-prototype-i-lung%C3%A2
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Sabine Kischkel, Stefan Bergt, Beate Brock, Johan von Grönheim, Anne Herbst, Marc-Jonas Epping, Georg Matheis, Esther Novosel, Joerg Schneider, Philipp Warnke, Andreas Podbielski, Jan P Roesner, Peter I Lelkes, Brigitte Vollmar
A side-by-side comparison of the decarboxylation efficacy of two pump-driven veno-venous extracorporeal lung assist devices, i.e. a first prototype of the new miniaturized ambulatory extracorporeal membrane ventilator, I-lung® versus the commercial system iLA-activve® over a period of 72 hours in a large animal model.Fifteen German Landrace pigs were anesthetized and underwent mechanical hypoventilation to induce severe hypercapnia. Decarboxylation was accomplished by either the I-lung® or the iLA-activve® via a double lumen catheter in the jugular vein...
January 4, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091639/gold-nanoparticles-stabilized-by-cationic-carbosilane-dendrons-synthesis-and-biological-properties
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Cornelia E Peña-González, Elzbieta Pedziwiatr-Werbicka, Dzmitry Shcharbin, Carlos Guerrero-Beltrán, Viktar Abashkin, Svetlana Loznikova, José L Jiménez, M Ángeles Muñoz-Fernández, Maria Bryszewska, Rafael Gómez, Javier Sánchez-Nieves, F Javier de la Mata
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and polycationic macromolecules are used as gene carriers. Their behaviour is dependent on several factors, such as the size and type of the framework, charge, etc. We have combined both types of systems and prepared AuNPs covered with cationic carbosilane dendrons with the aim to evaluate their biocompatibility. Water soluble dendronized cationic AuNPs were prepared following a straightforward procedure from dendrons, a gold precursor and a reducing agent in water and were characterized by (1)H NMR, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), ultraviolet spectroscopy (UV), and zeta potential (ZP)...
January 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089931/a-novel-polysaccharide-with-antioxidant-hiv-protease-inhibiting-and-hiv-integrase-inhibiting-activities-from-fomitiporia-punctata-p-karst-murrill-basidiomycota-hymenochaetales
#7
Fang Liu, Yinping Wang, Keren Zhang, Yijun Wang, Rong Zhou, Yan Zeng, Yajie Han, Tzi Bun Ng
A novel polysaccharide fraction (G1) was obtained from the fungus Fomitiporia punctata (P.Karst.) Murrill. G1 exhibited a molecular weight of approximately 151kDa. The FT-IR results suggested that the monosaccharide components of G1 possessed furanoid rings and there were β-glycosidic bonds between the sugar units. The (1)H NMR results showed that G1 was composed of arabinose, fructose, galactose and glucose in the molar ratio of 1.6:3.8:19.7:19.7, as determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088643/molecular-mechanisms-of-bio-catalysis-of-heme-extraction-from-hemoglobin
#8
Serzhan Sakipov, Olga Rafikova, Maria G Kurnikova, Ruslan Rafikov
Red blood cell hemolysis in sickle cell disease (SCD) releases free hemoglobin. Extracellular hemoglobin and its degradation products, free heme and iron, are highly toxic due to oxidative stress induction and decrease in nitric oxide availability. We propose an approach that helps to eliminate extracellular hemoglobin toxicity in SCD by employing a bacterial protein system that evolved to extract heme from extracellular hemoglobin. NEAr heme Transporter (NEAT) domains from iron-regulated surface determinant proteins from Staphylococcus aureus specifically bind free heme as well as facilitate its extraction from hemoglobin...
January 7, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078493/false-positive-newborn-screen-using-the-beutler-spot-assay-for-galactosemia-in-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency
#9
Grace Stuhrman, Stefanie J Perez Juanazo, Kea Crivelly, Jennifer Smith, Hans Andersson, Eva Morava
Classical galactosemia is detected through newborn screening by measuring galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (GALT) in the USA primarily via the Beutler spot assay. We report on an 18-month-old patient with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency that was originally diagnosed with classical galactosemia. The patient presented with elevated liver function enzymes and bilirubinemia and was immediately treated with soy-based formula. Confirmatory tests revealed deficiency of the GALT enzyme, however, full-sequencing of GALT was normal, suggestive of a different ideology...
January 12, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076307/evaluation-of-the-greiner-bio-one-serum-separator-bca-fast-clot-tube
#10
Goce Dimeski, Julie Johnston, Paul P Masci, Kong-Nan Zhao, Nigel Brown
BACKGROUND: Current commercial tubes have difficulties in producing "true" serum from all blood samples even within the recommended clotting times. Hence, Becton Dickinson (BD) and now Greiner have produced tubes containing thrombin as the procoagulant to reduce the clotting time and increase the possibility of producing serum from anticoagulated blood samples. METHODS: The Greiner BCA Fast Clot (GBBCAFC) tube was evaluated in a hospital environment using 40 participants, (30 healthy and 10 undergoing renal dialysis) for 32 analytes against the Greiner lithium heparin tube and the BD Rapid Serum Tubes (BD RST) tube measured on Beckman DxC 800 and DxI 800 analyzers...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073163/hydrocarbon-stapled-lipopeptides-exhibit-selective-antimicrobial-activity
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Zachary B Jenner, Christopher M Crittenden, Martín Gonzalez, Jennifer S Brodbelt, Kerry A Bruns
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) occur widely in nature and have been studied for their therapeutic potential. AMPs are of interest due to the large number of possible chemical structural combinations using natural and unnatural amino acids, with varying effects on their biological activities. Using physicochemical properties from known naturally occurring amphipathic cationic AMPs, several hydrocarbon-stapled lipopeptides (HSLPs) were designed, synthesized, and tested for antimicrobial properties. Peptides were chemically modified by N-terminal acylation, C-terminal amidation, and some were hydrocarbon stapled by intramolecular olefin metathesis...
January 10, 2017: Biopolymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072844/exploring-the-possibility-of-cryopreservation-of-feline-and-canine-erythrocytes-by-rapid-freezing-with-penetrating-and-non-penetrating-cryoprotectants
#12
Denys Pogozhykh, Yuliya Pakhomova, Olga Pervushina, Nicola Hofmann, Birgit Glasmacher, Gennadiy Zhegunov
Efficient application of veterinary blood transfusion approaches for small companion animals requires readily available supply of the donor material. This can be achieved by developing of effective biobanking technologies allowing long-term storage of donor blood components via cryopreservation. Transfusion of an erythrocyte concentrate allows the successful correction of various hematological pathologies, severe bleeding, and etc. While in the past there were several approaches to cryopreserve red blood cells of dogs, to our knowledge there is virtually no data on cryopreservation of feline erythrocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072492/identification-and-characterization-of-novel-host-defense-peptides-from-the-skin-secretion-of-the-fungoid-frog-hydrophylax-bahuvistara-anura-ranidae
#13
T V Vineeth Kumar, R Asha, G Shyla, Sanil George
Two novel peptides (brevinin1 HYba1 and brevinin1 HYba2) were identified from the skin secretion of the frog Hydrophylax bahuvistara, endemic to Western Ghats, India, and their amino acid sequences were confirmed using cDNA cloning and LC/MS/MS. Antibacterial, hemolytic and cytotoxic activities of brevinin1 peptides and their synthetic analogs (amidated C-terminus) were investigated and compared. All the peptides except the acidic forms showed antibacterial activity against all tested Gram -positive and negative bacteria...
January 10, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071761/plasma-heme-induced-renal-toxicity-is-related-to-a-capillary-rarefaction
#14
Nahid Tabibzadeh, Céline Estournet, Sandrine Placier, Joëlle Perez, Héloïse Bilbault, Alexis Girshovich, Sophie Vandermeersch, Chantal Jouanneau, Emmanuel Letavernier, Nadjib Hammoudi, François Lionnet, Jean-Philippe Haymann
Severe hypertension can lead to malignant hypertension (MH) with renal thrombotic microangiopathy and hemolysis. The role of plasma heme release in this setting is unknown. We aimed at evaluating the effect of a mild plasma heme increase by hemin administration in angiotensin II (AngII)-mediated hypertensive rats. Prevalence of MH and blood pressure values were similar in AngII and AngII + hemin groups. MH rats displayed a decreased renal blood flow (RBF), increased renal vascular resistances (RVR), and increased aorta and interlobar arteries remodeling with a severe renal microcirculation assessed by peritubular capillaries (PTC) rarefaction...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070238/hematological-disorders-and-pulmonary-hypertension
#15
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Rajamma Mathew, Jing Huang, Joseph M Wu, John T Fallon, Michael H Gewitz
Pulmonary hypertension (PH), a serious disorder with a high morbidity and mortality rate, is known to occur in a number of unrelated systemic diseases. Several hematological disorders such as sickle cell disease, thalassemia and myeloproliferative diseases develop PH which worsens the prognosis. Associated oxidant injury and vascular inflammation cause endothelial damage and dysfunction. Pulmonary vascular endothelial damage/dysfunction is an early event in PH resulting in the loss of vascular reactivity, activation of proliferative and antiapoptotic pathways leading to vascular remodeling, elevated pulmonary artery pressure, right ventricular hypertrophy and premature death...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069389/layer-by-layer-assembly-of-hierarchical-nanoarchitectures-to-enhance-the-systemic-performance-of-nanoparticle-albumin-bound-paclitaxel
#16
Hima Bindu Ruttala, Thiruganesh Ramasamy, Beom Soo Shin, Han-Gon Choi, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim
Although protein-bound paclitaxel (PTX, Abraxane(®)) has been established as a standard PTX-based therapy against multiple cancers, its clinical success is limited by unfavorable pharmacokinetics, suboptimal biodistribution, and acute toxicities. In the present study, we aimed to apply the principles of a layer-by-layer (LbL) technique to improve the poor colloidal stability and pharmacokinetic pattern of nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-PTX). LbL-based nab-PTX was successfully fabricated by the alternate deposition of polyarginine (pARG) and poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly (L-aspartic acid) (PEG-b-PLD) onto an albumin conjugate...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067810/bioactivity-of-natural-and-engineered-antimicrobial-peptides-from-venom-of-the-scorpions-urodacus-yaschenkoi-and-u-manicatus
#17
Karen Luna-Ramirez, Miray Tonk, Mohammad Rahnamaeian, Andreas Vilcinskas
The spread of multidrug-resistant human pathogens has drawn attention towards antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which are major players in the innate immune systems of many organisms, including vertebrates, invertebrates, plants and microbes. Scorpion venom is an abundant source of novel and potent AMPs. Here, we investigated natural and engineered AMPs from the scorpions Urodacus yaschenkoi and U. manicatus to determine their antimicrobial spectra as well as their hemolytic/cytotoxic activity. None of the AMPs were active against fungi, but many of them were active at low concentrations (0...
January 6, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063966/linking-organic-anion-transporting-polypeptide-1b1-and-1b3-oatp1b1-and-oatp1b3-interaction-profiles-to-hepatotoxicity-the-hyperbilirubinemia-use-case
#18
Eleni Kotsampasakou, Sylvia E Escher, Gerhard F Ecker
Hyperbilirubinemia is a pathological condition of excessive accumulation of conjugated or unconjugated bilirubin in blood. It has been associated with neurotoxicity and non-neural organ dysfunctions, while it can also be a warning of liver side effects. Hyperbilirubinemia can either be a result of overproduction of bilirubin due to hemolysis or dyserythropoiesis, or the outcome of impaired bilirubin elimination due to liver transporter malfunction or inhibition. There are several reports in literature that inhibition of organic anion transporting polypeptides 1B1 and 1B3 (OATP1B1 and OATP1B3) might lead to hyperbilirubinemia...
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062189/evaluation-of-marine-psychrophile-psychrobacter-namhaensis-so89-as-a-probiotic-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-diets
#19
Sarah O Makled, Amira M Hamdan, Abdel-Fattah M El-Sayed, Elsayed E Hafez
Marine environment represents a promising source of new, unconventional bioactive compounds with health-promoting abilities, which can be used as food supplements. The present study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of marine Psychrobacter namhaensis SO89 on growth performance and immune response of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). P. namhaensis were isolated from marine environments and phylogenetically identified by 16S rRNA gene sequences. The bacterial isolate was incorporated in Nile tilapia diets (30% crude protein) at three concentrations (0...
January 3, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056938/hepatoprotective-effect-of-the-solvent-extracts-of-viola-canescens-wall-ex-roxb-against-ccl4-induced-toxicity-through-antioxidant-and-membrane-stabilizing-activity
#20
Abdullah, Mir Azam Khan, Waqar Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad, Mohammad Nisar
BACKGROUND: Viola canescens Wall. ex. Roxb. exhibits analgesic, antimalarial and antispasmodic activities. It is used folklorically for the treatment of liver diseases, hypertension, malaria and cancer. The current study investigates phytochemical constituents, antioxidant and hepatoprotective activity of solvent extracts of whole plant of Viola canescens. METHODS: Phytochemicals, acute toxicity study and antioxidant activity of Viola canescens methanolic extract (VCME), ethyl acetate fraction (EAF), and partially purified EAF (90% EAF and combination of 80% EAF + 20% methanol fraction (EAF + Me) was carried out...
January 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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