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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332257/kynurenic-acid-and-its-derivatives-are-able-to-modulate-the-adhesion-and-locomotion-of-brain-endothelial-cells
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Eszter Lajkó, Bernadett Tuka, Ferenc Fülöp, István Krizbai, József Toldi, Kálmán Magyar, László Vécsei, László Kőhidai
The neuroprotective actions of kynurenic acid (KYNA) and its derivatives in several neurodegenerative disorders [characterized by damage to the cerebral endothelium and to the blood-brain barrier (BBB)] are well established. Cell-extracellular matrix (ECM) adhesion is supposedly involved in recovery of impaired cerebral endothelium integrity (endothelial repair). The present work aimed to investigate the effects of KYNA and its synthetic derivatives on cellular behaviour (e.g. adhesion and locomotion) and on morphology of the GP8 rat brain endothelial cell line, modeling the BBB endothelium...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332195/histomorphometry-and-cortical-robusticity-of-the-adult-human-femur
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Justyna Jolanta Miszkiewicz, Patrick Mahoney
Recent quantitative analyses of human bone microanatomy, as well as theoretical models that propose bone microstructure and gross anatomical associations, have started to reveal insights into biological links that may facilitate remodeling processes. However, relationships between bone size and the underlying cortical bone histology remain largely unexplored. The goal of this study is to determine the extent to which static indicators of bone remodeling and vascularity, measured using histomorphometric techniques, relate to femoral midshaft cortical width and robusticity...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332115/ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-postoperative-analgesia-in-children-with-spinal-dysraphism
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Eralp Çevikkalp, Koray Erbüyün, Serpil Erbüyün, Gülay Ok
Pediatric regional anesthesia is widely used to relieve postoperative pain after abdominal surgery. Commonly used techniques of regional anesthesia include lumbar epidural and caudal block. However, the use of central neuraxial blockade has limitations. It is contraindicated in patients with clotting abnormalities, spinal dysraphism with tethered cord syndrome, meningomyelocele, and following spinal surgery with instrumentation. Ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane block is a new method of regional anesthesia that can be used in settings where central neuraxial blockade is contraindicated...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332083/deep-brain-stimulation-interventional-and-intraoperative-mri-approaches
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Paul S Larson, Philip A Starr, Alastair J Martin
Interventional and intraoperative MRI approaches to deep brain stimulator implantation are relatively new, and in their purest form represent a distinct departure from traditional stereotactic techniques. They employ a novel means of stereotaxis based on regions of interest in the MR space and simple geometric principles, which eliminate the need for a stereotactic frame. This approach is appropriate for targets that are MR visible, and for whom the local anatomy and function are well characterized. It may also be appropriate for targets that do not have a well-described physiologic signature and for which clinical response to macrostimulation does not play a critical role...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331943/modern-management-of-perianal-fistulas-in-crohn-s-disease-future-directions
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REVIEW
Paulo Gustavo Kotze, Bo Shen, Amy Lightner, Takayuki Yamamoto, Antonino Spinelli, Subrata Ghosh, Remo Panaccione
Perianal fistulae in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) can be associated with significant morbidity resulting in negative impact on quality of life. The last two decades have seen significant advancements in the management of perianal fistulas in CD, which has evolved into a multidisciplinary approach that includes gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, endoscopists and radiologists. Despite the introduction of new medical therapies such as antitumour necrosis factor and novel models of care delivery, the best fistula healing rates reported with combined medical and surgical approaches are approximately 50%...
January 13, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331812/evidence-of-c-f-p-and-aromatic-%C3%AF-f-p-weak-interactions-in-imidazolium-ionic-liquids-and-its-consequences
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Sumit Kumar Panja, Nitin Srivastava, Jyoti Srivastava, Namburi Eswara Prasad, Hemanth Noothalapati, Shinsuke Shigeto, Satyen Saha
A simple change from alkyl group to alkene in side chain of imidazolium cation with same anion resulted in a drastic impact on physical properties (e.g., melting point) from bmimPF6 IL to cmimPF6 IL. The underlying reasons have been elucidated by structural and interaction studies with the help of DSC, SCXRD, vibrational and multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopic techniques. Experiments reveal existence of new weak interactions involving the carbon and π cloud of the imidazolium aromatic ring with fluoride of PF6 anion (i...
December 19, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331779/superior-peroxidase-mimetic-activity-of-tungsten-disulfide-nanosheets-silver-nanoclusters-composite-colorimetric-fluorometric-and-electrochemical-studies
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Alireza Khataee, Mahsa Haddad Irani-Nezhad, Javad Hassanzadeh, Sang Woo Joo
Developing a novel peroxidase nano-mimetic is a challenging research topic in biosensing field. Herein, WS2 nanosheets (WS2 NS) decorated with silver nanoclusters (AgNCs) was introduced as a new nanocomposite with improved peroxidase mimetic behavior. WS2 NS/AgNCs nanocomposite was synthesized by simple chemical reduction of silver cations in the presence of WS2 NS. The enhanced catalytic activity of nanocomposite in chemical and electrochemical reduction of H2O2 was studied using colorimetry, fluorometry and electrochemical techniques...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331434/fault-diagnosis-of-rolling-element-bearing-using-a-new-optimal-scale-morphology-analysis-method
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Xiaoan Yan, Minping Jia, Wan Zhang, Lin Zhu
Periodic transient impulses are key indicators of rolling element bearing defects. Efficient acquisition of impact impulses concerned with the defects is of much concern to the precise detection of bearing defects. However, transient features of rolling element bearing are generally immersed in stochastic noise and harmonic interference. Therefore, in this paper, a new optimal scale morphology analysis method, named adaptive multiscale combination morphological filter-hat transform (AMCMFH), is proposed for rolling element bearing fault diagnosis, which can both reduce stochastic noise and reserve signal details...
January 10, 2018: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331240/a-new-predictive-parameter-for-embryo-transfer-success-but-a-path-forward-is-needed-to-implement-it-in-technique-training-path-forward-needed-to-implement-in-technique-training
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EDITORIAL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331082/mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-complex-1-and-2-in-human-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Delia M Talos, Leah M Jacobs, Sarah Gourmaud, Carlos A Coto, Hongyu Sun, Kuei-Cheng Lim, Timothy H Lucas, Kathryn A Davis, Maria Martinez-Lage, Frances E Jensen
OBJECTIVE: Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a chronic epilepsy syndrome defined by seizures and progressive neurological disabilities, including cognitive impairments, anxiety and depression. Here, human TLE specimens were investigated focusing on the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) Complex 1 (mTORC1) and Complex 2 (mTORC2) activities in the brain, as both pathways may represent unique targets for treatment. METHODS: Surgically resected hippocampal and temporal lobe samples from therapy-resistant TLE patients were analyzed by Western blotting to quantify the expression of established mTORC1 and mTORC2 activity markers and upstream or downstream signaling pathways involving the two complexes...
January 13, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330957/behavioral-correlates-of-cranial-muscle-functional-morphology
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Adam Hartstone-Rose, Sharlene E Santana
This issue of the Anatomical Record is the first of a two-volume set that focuses on new investigations into behavioral correlates of muscle functional morphology. Much of the research on functional morphology and adaptation to specific functional niches focuses on the shapes of hard-tissues-bones and teeth. Investigations into soft-tissue anatomy tend to be predominantly descriptive with only brief allusion to ontogenetic or evolutionary origins of structures. When muscles are included in analyses of functional systems, their function tends to be oversimplified-usually considered a simple force vector connecting two osteological points, with the force treated as a constant derived from some simple calculation of muscle size...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330951/dynamic-musculoskeletal-functional-morphology-integrating-dicect-and-xromm
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Courtney P Orsbon, Nicholas J Gidmark, Callum F Ross
The tradeoff between force and velocity in skeletal muscle is a fundamental constraint on vertebrate musculoskeletal design (form:function relationships). Understanding how and why different lineages address this biomechanical problem is an important goal of vertebrate musculoskeletal functional morphology. Our ability to answer questions about the different solutions to this tradeoff has been significantly improved by recent advances in techniques for quantifying musculoskeletal morphology and movement. Herein, we have three objectives: (1) review the morphological and physiological parameters that affect muscle function and how these parameters interact; (2) discuss the necessity of integrating morphological and physiological lines of evidence to understand muscle function and the new, high resolution imaging technologies that do so; and (3) present a method that integrates high spatiotemporal resolution motion capture (XROMM, including its corollary fluoromicrometry), high resolution soft tissue imaging (diceCT), and electromyography to study musculoskeletal dynamics in vivo...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330897/cyclodextrin-assisted-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-for-the-preconcentration-of-carbamazepine-and-clobazam-with-subsequent-sweeping-micellar-electrokinetic-chromatography
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Szu-Ying Chen, Wen-Chi Chen, Sarah Y Chang
A new version of dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction, namely, cyclodextrin-assisted dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction, with subsequent sweeping micellar electrokinetic chromatography has been developed for the preconcentration and sensitive detection of carbamazepine and clobazam. α-Cyclodextrin and chloroform were used as the dispersive agent and extraction solvent, respectively. After the extraction, carbamazepine and clobazam were analyzed using micellar electrokinetic chromatography with ultraviolet detection...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330787/mass-spectrometry-and-bioinformatic-analysis-of-hydroxylation-dependent-protein-protein-interactions
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Javier Rodriguez, Alex von Kriegsheim
Characterization of how a stimulus regulates the dynamics of protein-protein interaction is critical for understanding how a particular protein is regulated in an intracellular signaling network. Protein hydroxylation, which is a posttranslational modification catalyzed by oxygen-dependent enzymes, is a crucial regulator of protein-protein interactions. Under low oxygen conditions, the activity of many hydroxylases is inhibited, which results in a reduction of substrate hydroxylation. These changes alter the interactome of the substrate, and this dynamic rewiring of signaling networks explains crucial aspects of the adaptive response to hypoxia...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330722/location-of-low-copy-genes-in-chromosomes-of-brachiaria-spp
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Thaís Furtado Nani, James C Schnable, Jacob D Washburn, Patrice Albert, Welison Andrade Pereira, Fausto Souza Sobrinho, James A Birchler, Vânia Helena Techio
Repetitive DNA sequences have been widely used in cytogenetic analyses. The use of gene sequences with a low-copy-number, however, is little explored especially in plants. To date, the karyotype details in Brachiaria spp. are limited to the location of rDNA sites. The challenge lies in developing new probes based on incomplete sequencing data for the genus or complete sequencing of related species, since there are no model species with a sequenced genome in Brachiaria spp. The present study aimed at the physical location of conserved genes in chromosomes of Brachiaria ruziziensis, Brachiaria brizantha, and Brachiaria decumbens using RNAseq data, as well as sequences of Setaria italica and Sorghum bicolor through the fluorescent in situ hybridization technique...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330674/advances-in-serological-imaging-techniques-and-molecular-diagnosis-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection
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REVIEW
Ali Rostami, Panagiotis Karanis, Shirzad Fallahi
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasmosis is worldwide distributed zoonotic infection disease with medical importance in immunocompromised patients, pregnant women and congenitally infected newborns. Having basic information on the traditional and new developed methods is essential for general physicians and infectious disease specialists for choosing a suitable diagnostic approach for rapid and accurate diagnosis of the disease and, consequently, timely and effective treatment. METHODS: We conducted English literature searches in PubMed from 1989 to 2016 using relevant keywords and summarized the recent advances in diagnosis of toxoplasmosis...
January 12, 2018: Infection
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/29330498/replication-of-biocompatible-nanotopographic-surfaces
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Xiaoyu Sun, Matt J Hourwitz, Eleni M Baker, B U Sebastian Schmidt, Wolfgang Losert, John T Fourkas
The ability of cells to sense and respond to nanotopography is being implicated as a key element in many physiological processes such as cell differentiation, immune response, and wound healing, as well as in pathologies such as cancer metastasis. To understand how nanotopography affects cellular behaviors, new techniques are required for the mass production of biocompatible, rigid nanotopographic surfaces. Here we introduce a method for the rapid and reproducible production of biocompatible, rigid, acrylic nanotopographic surfaces, and for the functionalization of the surfaces with adhesion-promoting molecules for cell experiments...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330445/a-novel-approach-for-correction-of-crosstalk-effects-in-pathway-analysis-and-its-application-in-osteoporosis-research
#19
Yu Zhou, Yunlong Gao, Chao Xu, Hui Shen, Qing Tian, Hong-Wen Deng
Osteoporosis is a prevalent bone metabolic disease and peripheral blood monocytes represent a major systemic cell type for bone metabolism. To identify the key dysfunctional pathways in osteoporosis, we performed pathway analyses on microarray data of monocytes from subjects with extremely high/low hip bone mineral density. We first performed a traditional pathway analysis for which different pathways were treated as independent. However, genes overlap among pathways will lead to "crosstalk" phenomenon, which may lead to false positive/negative results...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330427/three-dimensional-speckle-light-self-healing-based-imaging-system
#20
Danilo G Pires, Artur F Sonsin, Alcenísio J Jesus-Silva, Eduardo J S Fonseca
Recently new methodologies for imaging have been achieved making use of multiple light scattering. Here we present the self-healing effect using a speckled light field. We present an experiment that constitutes a useful application for a three-dimensional light sheet-based imaging system through an inhomogeneous medium. Each layer can be imaged independently of the others. The axial resolution basically depends on the coherence length, which can be sub-wavelength and controllable. This allows for a simple and direct technique for imaging through scattering layers with axial resolution improvement...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
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