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Infectious Diseases – Multimedia

Ethnopharmacological Evaluation of Radal (leaves of Lomatia hirsuta) through Metabolite Profiling and Isolation of 2-Methoxyjuglone. content piece image
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Ethnopharmacological Evaluation of Radal (leaves of Lomatia hirsuta) through Metabolite Profiling and Isolation of 2-Methoxyjuglone.

To evaluate the efficacy of the traditionally used herbal remedy Radal a metabolite profile of the original plant material was established. The EtOAc extract of the leaves and found to be active against the pathogenic fungus Candida albicans (MIC = 8 µg/ml). Cinnamic acid (2) and vanillic acid (5) were identified as the major constituents in the tea by GC-MS along with other phenolic derivatives.
Fluorometric Assays for the Evaluation of Chemokine Receptor Inhibitors with Anti-HIV Activity content piece image
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Fluorometric Assays for the Evaluation of Chemokine Receptor Inhibitors with Anti-HIV Activity

In order to infect a target cell, the HIV envelope glycoprotein gp120 has to interact with both the cellular CD4 receptor and a chemokine receptor, CCR5 or CXCR4, the so-called HIV co-receptors. Several flow cytometric/fluorometric assays are developed in our lab and are very helpful in deciphering the mode of action and interaction site of several classes of HIV entry inhibitors, such as the chemokine receptor antagonists.
LacZ Reporter Fusion Assay for Rapid and Easy Identification of Highly Efficient siRNA and its Delivery by Lentivirus into Suspension Cell Lines content piece image
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LacZ Reporter Fusion Assay for Rapid and Easy Identification of Highly Efficient siRNA and its Delivery by Lentivirus into Suspension Cell Lines

The LacZ reporter fusion assay is an excellent method to precisely quantify knockdown efficiency of siRNA-sequences and can be corroborated by Western blot analysis. Efficient production of Lentiviruses and high transduction efficiency (up to 98%) were achieved on lymphoid B- and T-cells as demonstrated by FACS analysis and GFP expression. Successful knockdown effect with specific shRNA was observed in suspension cells three days after lentiviral infection.
MicroRNA Profiling of Breast Cancer using miRCURY™ LNA Arrays content piece image
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MicroRNA Profiling of Breast Cancer using miRCURY™ LNA Arrays

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) comprise a recently identified class of small, non-protein-coding regulatory molecules that play important roles in many physiologic and pathologic processes, including differentiation, viral infection, and oncogenesis. In cancer, abnormal miRNA expression suggests that these molecules may serve as valuable diagnostic and prognostic molecular signatures.
Combined Immune Parameters and X-ray data in Early Prediction of Anti-Tuberculosis Chemotherapy Response content piece image
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Combined Immune Parameters and X-ray data in Early Prediction of Anti-Tuberculosis Chemotherapy Response

20 tuberculosis (12 slow-responders and 8 fast responders) patients were treated with directly observed short course anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy. Chest X-ray was performed. sICAM-1 and suPAR were measured in serum by ELISA, TNFRs using the luminex technology. General discrimination analysis on selected analytes gave, 91.66% and 87,50% correctly classify fast responders and slow responder respectively. The support vector machine analysis gave 100% correct classification.
DNA Microarrays for Microbiological Diagnosis in Stem Cell Cultures content piece image
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DNA Microarrays for Microbiological Diagnosis in Stem Cell Cultures

In stem cell cultures there is the possibility of infectious disease transmission to the recipients. Any microbial contamination of the donor`s biological products or introduced during the manufacturing process can potentially present a serious hazard to the recipients. The majority of potential contaminants are mycoplasma and other bacterias, yeasts and fungi. Moreover, viral and prion contamination of cell cultures and “feeder” cells is also a common risk.
New Methods for Rapid Isothermal Amplification and Detection of Short DNA Sequences  content piece image
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New Methods for Rapid Isothermal Amplification and Detection of Short DNA Sequences

Goal: • Rapid, sensitive, specific, low tech, portable DNA diagnostic device • Detection of clinical pathogens: SARS pathogen, Streptococcus pneumoniae, HSV I & II and biothreat agents: Bacillus anthracis, Brucella species • Detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) • Multiplexed detection format
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