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Reference Materials for MS-based Untargeted Metabolomics and Lipidomics: A Review by the Metabolomics Quality Assurance and Quality Control Consortium (mQACC)

April 9, 2022
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Katrice Lippa, William Davis, Christina Jones, Tracey Schock, Juan Aristizabal-Henao, Richard Beger, John Bowden, Corey Broeckling, Chris Beecher, Warwick Dunn, Roberto Flores, Goncalo Gouveia, Thomas Hartung, Matthew Lewis, Ioanna Ntai, Andrew Percy, Dan Raftery, Jinchun Sun, Georgios Theodoridis, Fariba Tayyari, Federico Torta, Candice Ulmer, Baljit Ubhi
Introduction The metabolomics quality assurance and quality control consortium (mQACC) is enabling the identification, development, prioritization and promotion of suitable reference materials (RMs) to be used in quality assurance (QA) and quality control

Disinfection of Respirators with Ultraviolet Radiation

March 25, 2022
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Dianne L. Poster, Matthew Hardwick, C Cameron Miller, Michael A. Riley, W. W. Shanaka I. Rodrigo, Andras E. Vladar, John D. Wright, Christopher D. Zangmeister, Clarence Zarobila, Jeremy Starkweather, John Wynne, Jason Yilzarde
Data for interpreting virus inactivation on N95 face filtering respirators (FFRs) by ultraviolet (UV) radiation are important in developing UV strategies for N95 FFR disinfection and reuse for any situation, whether it be everyday practices, contingency

Models for an Ultraviolet-C Research and Development Consortium

March 25, 2022
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Dianne L. Poster, C Cameron Miller, Yaw S. Obeng, John J. Kasianowicz, Michael T. Postek, Norman Horn, Troy Cowan, Richard Martinello
The development of an international, precompetitive, collaborative, ultraviolet (UV) research consortium is discussed as an opportunity to lay the groundwork for a new UV commercial industry and the supply chain to support this industry. History has

Development and Evaluation of Bluetooth Low-Energy Device for Electronic Encounter Metrics

January 20, 2022
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Katy Keenan, Joe Aumentado, Harold Booth, Kimberly Briggman, Mikail Kraft-Molleda, Michele Martin, Rene Peralta, Angela Robinson, Krister Shalm, Michelle Stephens, Emily Townsend, Sae Woo Nam
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to the need for tracking of physical contacts and potential exposure to disease. Traditional contact tracing can be augmented by electronic tools called "electronic contact tracing" or "exposure

Inhibition by Tetrahydroquinoline Sulfonamide Derivatives of the Activity of Human 8-Oxoguanine DNA Glycosylase (OGG1) for Several Products of Oxidatively-induced DNA Base Lesions

December 17, 2021
Author(s)
Miral M. Dizdar, Melis Kant, Pawel Jaruga, Erdem Coskun, Yu-Ki Tahara, R. S. Lloyd, Eric T. Kool
DNA glycosylases involved in the first step of the base excision repair pathway of DNA repair are promising targets in cancer therapy. There is evidence that reduction of their activities may enhance cell killing in malignant tumors. Recently, two

Assessment of Serum Total 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Assays for Vitamin D External Quality Assessment Scheme (DEQAS) Materials Distributed at Ambient and Frozen Conditions

November 9, 2021
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Johanna Camara, Christopher T. Sempos, Emma L. Williams, Graham D. Carter, Julia C. Jones, Carolyn Burdette, Grace Hahm, Federica Nalin, David L. Duewer, Adam J. Kuszak, J. M. Betz, Andrew Hoofnagle, Pierre Lukas, E. Cavalier, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, P. M. Crump, Christian Popp, Christian Beckert, Glen Van Slooten, Patrick Gradon, Joelle Morgand, Sarah Paul, Bruno Emanuelli, Angelo Maggio, Fiona Ivison, Ralf Fischer, Jody M. van den Ouweland, Chung S. Ho, Emmett W. Law, Jean-Nicolas Simard, Renaud Gonthier, Brett Holmquist, Manisha S. Patwardhan, Marcelo C. Batista, Heather Pham, Sarah Meadows, Eugene Jansen, Dilshad A. Khan, Kimberly Robyak, Mark Kilbane, Neil Parker, Vincent Chen, Robert Fitzgerald, Sohail Mushtaq, Michael W. Clarke, Norma Breen, Christine Simpson, Stephen A. Wise
The Vitamin D External Quality Assessment Scheme (DEQAS) distributes human serum samples four times per year to over 1000 participants worldwide for the determination of total serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D)]. These samples are stored at −40 °C prior

Optimizing Available Tools for Obtaining Result Standardization: A Joint Committee on Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM) Project

October 12, 2021
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Mauro Panteghini, Federica Braga, Johanna Camara, Vincent Delatour, Katleen Van Uytfanghe, Hubert Vesper, Tianjiao Zhang
BACKGROUND: The JCTLM created a Task Force on Reference Measurement System Implementation (TFRMSI) to provide guidance on metrological traceability implementation for the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) community. CONTENT: TF-RMSI investigated the reference

Critical Capability Needs for Reduction of Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Indoors

September 30, 2021
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Jayne B. Morrow, Aaron Packman, Kenneth F. Martinez, Kevin V. Wymelenberg, Darla Geores, Delphine K. Farmer, Jade Mitchell, Lisa Ng, Yair Hazi, Monica Schoch-Spana, Sandra Quinn, Bill Bahnfleft, Paula Olsiewski
Coordination of efforts to assess the challenges and pain points felt by industries from around the globe working to reduce COVID-19 transmission in the indoor environment as well as innovative solutions applied to meet these challenges is mandatory

Parametric optimization of an air-liquid interface system for flow through inhalation exposure to nanoparticles: assessing dosimetry and intracellular uptake of CeO2 nanoparticles

September 29, 2021
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Lars Leibrock, Harald Jungnickel, Jutta Tentschert, Aaron Katz, Blaza Toman, Elijah Petersen, Frank Bierkandt, Ajay V. Singh, Peter Laux, Andreas Luch
Air-liquid interface (ALI) systems have been widely used in recent years to investigate the inhalation toxicity of many gaseous compounds, chemicals, and nanomaterials and represent an emerging and promising in vitro method to supplement or ultimately

Challenges of Accuracy in Germline Clinical Sequencing Data

July 20, 2021
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Justin Zook, Ryan Poplin, Mark DePristo
Physicians are increasingly using clinical sequencing tests to establish diagnoses of patients who might have genetic disorders, which means that accuracy of sequencing and interpretation are important elements in ensuring the benefits of genetic testing

MS_Piano: A Software Tool for Annotating Peaks in CID Tandem Mass Spectra of Peptides and N-Glycopeptides

July 15, 2021
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Xiaoyu Yang, Pedatsur Neta, Yuri Mirokhin, Dmitrii Tchekhovskoi, Concepcion Remoroza, Meghan Burke, Yuxue Liang, Sanford Markey, Stephen Stein
Annotating product ion peaks in tandem mass spectra is essential for evaluating spectral quality and validating peptide identification. This task is more complex for glycopeptides and is crucial for the confident determination of glycosylation sites in

Assessment of Serum Total 25 Hydroxyvitamin D Assay Commutability of Standard Reference Materials and College of American Pathologists Accuracy Based Vitamin D (ABVD) Scheme and Vitamin D External Quality Assessment Scheme (DEQAS) Materials: Vitamin D Sta

July 1, 2021
Author(s)
Johanna Camara, Stephen A. Wise, Andrew Hoofnagle, Emma L. Williams, Graham D. Carter, Julia C. Jones, Carolyn Burdette, Grace Hahm, Federica Nalin, Adam J. Kuszak, Joyce M. Merkel, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, Pierre Lukas, E. Cavalier, Christian Popp, Christian Beckert, Jan Schultess, Glen Van Slooten, Carole Tourneur, Camille Pease, Ravi Kaul, Alfredo Villarreal, Fiona Ivison, Ralf Fischer, Jody M. van den Ouweland, Chung S. Ho, Emmett W. Law, Jean-Nicolas Simard, Renaud Gonthier, Brett Holmquist, Marcelo C. Batista, Heather Pham, Alex Bennett, Sarah Meadows, Lorna Cox, Eugene Jansen, Dilshad A. Khan, Kimberly Robyak, Michael H. Creer, Mark Kilbane, Patrick J. Twomey, James Freeman, Neil Parker, Jinyun Yuan, Robert Fitzgerald, Sohail Mushtaq, Michael W. Clarke, Norma Breen, Christine Simpson, Christopher T. Sempos
An interlaboratory study was conducted through the Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP) to assess commutability of Standard Reference Materials® (SRMs) and proficiency testing/external quality assessment (PT/EQA) samples for determination of serum

DNA glycosylase deficiency leads to decreased severity of lupus in the Polb-Y265C mouse model

June 24, 2021
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Sesha Paluri, Matthew Burak, Alireza Senenjani, Kelly Carufe, Kaylin Clairmont, Isabel Alvarado-Cruz, Rithy Meas, Michael Kashgarian, Caroline Zeiss, Stephen Maher, Alfred Bothwell, Erdem Coskun, Melis Kant, Pawel Jaruga, Miral M. Dizdar, R S. Lloyd, Joann B. Sweasy
The Polb gene encodes DNA polymerase beta (Pol β), a DNA polymerase that functions in base excision repair (BER) and microhomology-mediated end-joining. The Pol β-Y265C protein exhibits low catalytic activity and fidelity, and is also deficient in

Hydroxyl radical is a significant player in oxidative DNA damage in vivo.

June 15, 2021
Author(s)
Miral M. Dizdar, Barry Halliwell, Amitav Adhikary, Michael Dingfelder
Recent publications have suggested that oxidative DNA damage mediated by hydroxyl radical (.OH) is unimportant in vivo, and that carbonate anion radical (CO3.-) plays the key role. We examine these claims and summarize the evidence that OH does play a key

Revision of the SNPforID 34-plex forensic ancestry test: Assay enhancements, standard reference sample genotypes and extended population studies

May 3, 2021
Author(s)
John Butler, Manuel Fondevila, Carla Santos, Ana Freire, Christopher Phillips, M Lareu, Peter Vallone
A revision of an established 34 SNP forensic ancestry test has been made by swapping the under- performing rs727811 component SNP with the highly informative rs3827760 that shows a near-fixed East Asian specific allele. We collated SNP variability data for

National Institute of Standards and Technology Environmental Scan 2020

February 9, 2021
Author(s)
Heather Evans, Kristen K. Greene, William M. Healy, Elizabeth Hoffman, Kate Rimmer, Anna V. Sberegaeva, Neil M. Zimmerman
The 2020 National Institute of Standards and Technology Environmental Scan provides an analysis of key external factors that could impact NIST and the fulfillment of its mission in coming years. The analyses were conducted through four separate lenses

Chromosome-scale, haplotype-resolved assembly of human genomes

December 7, 2020
Author(s)
Justin Zook, Shilpa Garg, Heng Li
Haplotype-resolved or phased genome assembly provides a complete picture of genomes and their complex genetic variations. However, current algorithms for phased assembly either do not generate chromosome-scale phasing or require pedigree information, which
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