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Martin Dominik Leclaire, Gerburg Nettels-Hackert, Jeannette König, Annika Höhn, Tilman Grune, Constantin E Uhlig, Uwe Hansen, Nicole Eter, Peter Heiduschka
PURPOSE: To examine the reaction of microglial cells (MG) when incubated with lipofuscin (LP) in vitro with emphasis on the immunological reaction of the MG toward LP and the suppression of this reaction by immunomodulatory agents. MG are involved in the pathogenesis of degenerative eye disorders such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). LP is a heterogeneous waste material that accumulates in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells with advancing age. LP is known to have toxic effects on RPE cells and therefore an elevated LP-derived fundus autofluorescence is a risk factor for AMD development...
January 28, 2019: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Khoubaib Ben Haj Salah, Baptiste Legrand, Mathieu Bibian, Emmanuel Wenger, Jean-Alain Fehrentz, Séverine Denoyelle
A stereoconservative synthesis to access the triazole-fused ketopiperazine (TKP) scaffold is presented. This underexplored platform offers a wide range of structural modulations with several points of diversity and chiral centers. A series of [1,2,4]triazolo[4,3- a]piperazin-6-ones was synthesized from optically pure dipeptides. The methodology was then successfully applied to access the pyrrolo[1,2- a]triazolo[3,4- c]piperazin-6-one tricycle. Importantly, the crystal structures of representative TKPs confirmed that the configuration of the chiral centers was controlled during the synthetic route and facilitated description of the orientation of the substituents depending on their nature and position on the TKP scaffold...
June 1, 2018: Organic Letters
Onder Ayyildiz, Ali Hakan Durukan
Objective This study was performed to compare the functional and anatomical results of endoscopic-assisted and temporary keratoprosthesis (TKP)-assisted vitrectomy in patients with combat ocular trauma (COT). Methods The medical records of 14 severely injured eyes of 12 patients who underwent endoscopy or TKP implantation in combination with vitreoretinal surgery from 2007 to 2015 were retrospectively evaluated. The patients' ocular history and functional and anatomic anterior and posterior segment results were analyzed...
July 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Satish Kumar, Rakesh Kumar Majhi, Sridhar Sanyasi, Chandan Goswami, Luna Goswami
With increased life expectancy, disorders in life style and other clinical conditions, the changes in the connective tissues such as in bone impose a diverse biomedical problems. Such problems are expensive, more serious in old ages and are fatal in certain pathophysiological settings which demands functional and/or artificial bones prepared at low cost. Cells having osteogenic properties and/or belong to osteogenic lineages are extremely specific for their surface requirements. Therefore, suitable surfaces are the critical bottle neck for successful bone tissue engineering...
February 20, 2018: Connective Tissue Research
Koen T Van Hamersveld, Perla J Marang-Van De Mheen, Huub J L Van Der Heide, Henrica M J Van Der Linden-Van Der Zwaag, Edward R Valstar, Rob G H H Nelissen
Background and purpose - Mobile-bearing total knee prostheses (TKPs) were developed in the 1970s in an attempt to increase function and improve implant longevity. However, modern fixed-bearing designs like the single-radius TKP may provide similar advantages. We compared tibial component migration measured with radiostereometric analysis (RSA) and clinical outcome of otherwise similarly designed cemented fixed-bearing and mobile-bearing single-radius TKPs. Patients and methods - RSA measurements and clinical scores were assessed in 46 randomized patients at baseline, 6 months, 1 year, and annually thereafter up to 6 years postoperatively...
April 2018: Acta Orthopaedica
Aziz Ur Rahman Shaik, Haimanti Biswas, N Surendra Babu, N P C Reddy, Z A Ansari
The present study investigated the impacts of treated effluent discharge on physicochemical and biological properties of coastal waters from three pharmaceuticals situated along the coast of Visakhapatnam (SW Bay of Bengal). Seawater samples were collected (during the months of December 2013, March 2014 and April 2014) from different sampling locations (Chippada (CHP), Tikkavanipalem (TKP) and Nakkapalli (NKP)) at 0- and 30-m depths within 2-km radius (0.5 km = inner, 1 km = middle and 2 km = outer sampling circles) from the marine outfall points...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Ziya Kapran, Abdullah Ozkaya, Gurkan Erdogan, Yalcin Karakucuk, Tugba Aydogan Gezginaslan, Irfan Perente, Muhittin Taskapili
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcomes of combined pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), transient keratoprosthesis (TKP), and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in patients with coexisting corneal and vitreoretinal diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent PPV, TKP, and PKP were included. The main outcome measures were change in visual acuity (VA), clarity of the graft, and retinal attachment. RESULTS: Twenty eyes were included...
March 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
Matthew Rees, Nigel S Simpkins, Louise Male
Michael addition of a proline-derived triketopiperazine (TKP) to β-substituted enones and acrylamides, mediated by a cinchona alkaloid catalyst, delivers products possessing a bicyclo[2.2.2]diazaoctane structure in high yield and enantiomeric ratio (er). Further modification of the amide products toward polycyclic scaffolds resembling members of the prenylated alkaloid family is also demonstrated.
March 17, 2017: Organic Letters
Aniruddha Pal, Sagar Pal
Herein an amphiphilic graft copolymer has been synthesized from tamarind gum and poly (methyl methacrylate) (g-TKP/pMMA) using atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) in presence of CuBr/bpy catalyst. Structural and surface properties of the copolymer have been investigated using 1 H NMR and FTIR spectra, DLS, TGA and FESEM analyses. The controlled and living nature of polymerization reaction has been explored using GPC analysis, while the gel characteristics of the copolymer has been analysed by rheological study...
March 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
Mitsuo Nunome, Mikiharu Nakano, Ryo Tadano, Ryoka Kawahara-Miki, Tomohiro Kono, Shinji Takahashi, Takaharu Kawashima, Akira Fujiwara, Keijiro Nirasawa, Makoto Mizutani, Yoichi Matsuda
To assess the genetic diversity of domestic Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) populations, and their genetic relationships, we examined mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) D-loop sequences and microsatellite markers for 19 Japanese quail populations. The populations included nine laboratory lines established in Japan (LWC, Quv, RWN, WE, AWE, AMRP, rb-TKP, NIES-L, and W), six meat-type quail lines reimported from Western countries (JD, JW, Estonia, NIES-Br, NIES-Fr, and NIES-Hn), one commercial population in Japan, and three wild quail populations collected from three Asian areas...
2017: PloS One
Mahboubeh Razavi, Hamed Karimian, Chai Hong Yeong, Mehran Fadaeinasab, Si Lay Khaing, Lip Yong Chung, Didi Erwandi B Mohamad Haron, Mohamed Ibrahim Noordin
This study aimed to formulate floating gastroretentive tablets containing metformin hydrochloric acid (HCl), using various grades of hydrogel such as tamarind powders and xanthan to overcome short gastric residence time of the conventional dosage forms. Different concentrations of the hydrogels were tested to determine the formulation that could provide a sustained release of 12 h. Eleven formulations with different ratios of tamarind seed powder/tamarind kernel powder (TKP):xanthan were prepared. The physical parameters were observed, and in vitro drug-release studies of the prepared formulations were carried out...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Sridhar Sanyasi, Satish Kumar, Arijit Ghosh, Rakesh Kumar Majhi, Navneet Kaur, Priyanka Choudhury, Udai P Singh, Chandan Goswami, Luna Goswami
Bone related problems are increasing as a consequence of increased life expectancy, disorders in life style, and other medical conditions enforcing the need for functional bones prepared in vitro at affordable cost. Lack of suitable surface which promotes growth of both osteogenic and nonosteogenic cells is a major limitation. Here a novel biomaterial is reported that is synthesized from natural polysaccharide, namely, tamarind kernel polysaccharide (TKP), which is grafted with hydrophilic acrylic acid (AA) by radical polymerization...
March 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
G Oxenkrug, J Cornicelli, M van der Hart, J Roeser, P Summergrad
Obesity is an increasingly urgent global problem and the molecular mechanisms of obesity are not fully understood. Dysregulation of the tryptophan (Trp) - kynurenine (Kyn) metabolic pathway (TKP) have been suggested as a mechanism of obesity and described in obese humans and in animal models of obesity. However, to the best of our knowledge, TKP metabolism has not been studied in leptin-receptor-deficient Zucker fatty rats (ZFR) (fa/fa), the best-known and most widely used rat model of obesity. We were interested to determine if there are any deviations of TKP in ZFR...
2016: Integrative Molecular Medicine
E Fiaux, M Titecat, O Robineau, J Lora-Tamayo, Y El Samad, M Etienne, N Frebourg, N Blondiaux, B Brunschweiler, F Dujardin, E Beltrand, C Loiez, V Cattoir, J P Canarelli, C Hulet, M Valette, S Nguyen, F Caron, H Migaud, E Senneville
BACKGROUND: Outcome of patients with streptococcal prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) is not well known. METHODS: We performed a retrospective multicenter cohort study that involved patients with total hip/knee prosthetic joint (THP/TKP) infections due to Streptococcus spp. from 2001 through 2009. RESULTS: Ninety-five streptococcal PJI episodes (50 THP and 45 TKP) in 87 patients of mean age 69.1 ± 13.7 years met the inclusion criteria...
October 13, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Yuriy Kryachko, Diana Semler, John Vogrinetz, Markus Lemke, Matthew G Links, E Luke McCarthy, Brenda Haug, Sean M Hemmingsen
Microorganisms indigenous to an oil reservoir were grown in media containing either sucrose or proteins in four steel vessels under anoxic conditions at 30°C and 8.3MPa for 30days, to enrich biosurfactant producers. Fermentation of substrate was possible in the protein-containing medium and either fermentation or respiration through reduction of sulfate occurred in the sucrose-containing medium. Growth of microorganisms led to 3.4-5.4-fold surface tension reduction indicating production of biosurfactants in amounts sufficient for enhancement of gas-driven oil recovery...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
Li Song, Jiao Chang, Zhuoyu Li
Trichosanthes kirilowii exhibits various biological functions including anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and anticancer activities. In this study, a novel protein with anti-cancer activity, named as TKP, was purified from Trichosanthes kirilowii fruit by cell-base screening. Mass spectrometry and protease assays revealed that TKP is a serine protease. TKP decreased cell viability in a concentration-and time-dependent manner in human colorectal adenocarcinoma cells. Notably, TKP presented very little effect on human colon epithelial cell line NCM460...
February 2016: Food & Function
Katarzyna Nowomiejska, Dariusz Haszcz, Cesare Forlini, Matteo Forlini, Joanna Moneta-Wielgos, Ryszard Maciejewski, Tomasz Zarnowski, Anselm G Juenemann, Robert Rejdak
Purpose. To evaluate longitudinal functional and anatomical results after combined pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) using a wide-field Landers intraoperative temporary keratoprosthesis (TKP) in patients with vitreoretinal pathology and corneal opacity due to severe ocular trauma. Material and Methods. Medical records of 12 patients who had undergone PPV/PKP/KP due to severe eye trauma were analyzed. Functional (best-corrected visual acuity) and anatomic outcomes (clarity of the corneal graft, retinal attachment, and intraocular pressure) were assessed during the follow-up (mean 16 months)...
2015: Journal of Ophthalmology
Gregory Oxenkrug, Marieke van der Hart, Paul Summergrad
Experimental data suggested involvement of tryptophan (Trp) - kynurenine (Kyn) pathway (TKP) in mechanisms of autoimmune, type 1 (T1D), and metabolic, type 2 (T2D), diabetes. However, clinical evaluations of TKP metabolites were limited to T2D. We assessed Trp, Kyn and TKP metabolites: anthranilic (AA), kynurenic (KYNA) and xanthurenic (XA) acids, in plasma samples of fifteen T1D, thirty T2D patients and twenty eight non-diabetic subjects by HPLC-mass spectrometry. Trp concentrations were higher in T1D than in T2D and controls while Kyn concentrations were not changed suggesting down-regulation of indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), a rate-limiting enzyme of TKP, in T1D...
2015: Integrative Molecular Medicine
Arnoud R van Geene, Daniël B F Saris, Roel J H Custers
Total knee prosthesis (TKP) placement is a successful treatment for patients with disabling osteoarthritis of the knee. Despite good results, there is a large group of patients who are not satisfied following the procedure. Men, young patients and patients with chronic pain are more often satisfied after TKP placement, as are patients with a higher social status, better mental-health status and lower preoperative pain scores. The diagnostic workup for patients suffering pain after TKP placement is labour intensive, and should be carried out in a systematic manner...
2015: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Allyn H Maeda, Marie Kunihiro, Yasuhiro Ozeki, Yuichi Nogi, Robert A Kanaly
A Gram-stain-negative, yellow, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain KK22(T), was isolated from a microbial consortium that grew on diesel fuel originally recovered from cattle pasture soil. Strain KK22(T) has been studied for its ability to biotransform high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence phylogeny, strain KK22(T) was affiliated with the genus Sphingobium in the phylum Proteobacteria and was most closely related to Sphingobium fuliginis TKP(T) (99...
September 2015: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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