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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930320/unexpected-central-role-of-the-androgen-receptor-in-the-spontaneous-regeneration-of-myelin
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Bartosz Bielecki, Claudia Mattern, Abdel M Ghoumari, Sumaira Javaid, Kaja Smietanka, Charly Abi Ghanem, Sakina Mhaouty-Kodja, M Said Ghandour, Etienne-Emile Baulieu, Robin J M Franklin, Michael Schumacher, Elisabeth Traiffort
Lost myelin can be replaced after injury or during demyelinating diseases in a regenerative process called remyelination. In the central nervous system (CNS), the myelin sheaths, which protect axons and allow the fast propagation of electrical impulses, are produced by oligodendrocytes. The abundance and widespread distribution of oligodendrocyte progenitors (OPs) within the adult CNS account for this remarkable regenerative potential. Here, we report a key role for the male gonad, testosterone, and androgen receptor (AR) in CNS remyelination...
December 7, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916861/sleep-duration-and-chronic-fatigue-are-differently-associated-with-the-dietary-profile-of-shift-workers
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Georgina Heath, Alison Coates, Charli Sargent, Jillian Dorrian
Shift work has been associated with dietary changes. This study examined factors associated with the dietary profiles of shift workers from several industries (n = 118, 57 male; age = 43.4 ± 9.9 years) employed on permanent mornings, nights, or rotating 8-h or 12-h shifts. The dietary profile was assessed using a Food Frequency Questionnaire. Shift-related (e.g., sleep duration and fatigue), work-related (e.g., industry), and demographic factors (e.g., BMI) were measured using a modified version of the Standard Shift work Index...
November 30, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916651/pharmacological-and-immunological-targeting-of-tumor-mesenchymalization
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Justin M David, Charli Dominguez, Claudia Palena
Controlling the spread of carcinoma cells to distant organs is the foremost challenge in cancer treatment, as metastatic disease is generally resistant to therapy and is ultimately incurable for the majority of patients. The plasticity of tumor cell phenotype, in which the behaviors and functions of individual tumor cells differ markedly depending upon intrinsic and extrinsic factors, is now known to be a central mechanism in cancer progression. Our expanding knowledge of epithelial and mesenchymal phenotypic states in tumor cells, and the dynamic nature of the transitions between these phenotypes has created new opportunities to intervene to better control the behavior of tumor cells...
December 1, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911780/selective-sweep-suggests-transcriptional-regulation-may-underlie-plasmodium-vivax-resilience-to-malaria-control-measures-in-cambodia
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Christian M Parobek, Jessica T Lin, David L Saunders, Eric J Barnett, Chanthap Lon, Charlotte A Lanteri, Sujata Balasubramanian, Nicholas Brazeau, Derrick K DeConti, Deen L Garba, Steven R Meshnick, Michele D Spring, Char Meng Chuor, Jeffrey A Bailey, Jonathan J Juliano
Cambodia, in which both Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum are endemic, has been the focus of numerous malaria-control interventions, resulting in a marked decline in overall malaria incidence. Despite this decline, the number of P vivax cases has actually increased. To understand better the factors underlying this resilience, we compared the genetic responses of the two species to recent selective pressures. We sequenced and studied the genomes of 70 P vivax and 80 P falciparum isolates collected between 2009 and 2013...
November 28, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905682/a-survey-of-pediatric-hematology-oncology-specialists-regarding-management-of-central-line-associated-venous-thrombosis
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Char M Witmer, Emily Sauck, Leslie J Raffini
Central venous catheters (CVCs) account for the largest proportion of thrombotic events in pediatric patients. Questions remain regarding adequate treatment and prevention methods. We surveyed pediatric hematology/oncology specialists, using hypothetical cases to assess management strategies for acute CVC thrombosis and secondary prevention. Survey respondents varied in the use of the thrombophilia evaluation (33.3%, 41/123) and duration of treatment (6 weeks: 54.1%, 66/122). Secondary CVC prophylaxis was utilized by 36...
December 1, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901191/charcoal-anatomy-of-brazilian-species-i-anacardiaceae
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Thaís A P Gonçalves, Rita Scheel-Ybert
Anthracological studies are firmly advancing in the tropics during the last decades. The theoretical and methodological bases of the discipline are well established. Yet, there is a strong demand for comparative reference material, seeking for an improvement in the precision of taxonomic determination, both in palaeoecological and palaeoethnobotanical studies and to help preventing illegal charcoal production. This work presents descriptions of charcoal anatomy of eleven Anacardiaceae species from six genera native to Brazil (Anacardium occidentale, Anacardium parvifolium, Astronium graveolens, Astronium lecointei, Lithrea molleoides, Schinus terebenthifolius, Spondias mombin, Spondias purpurea, Spondias tuberosa, Tapirira guianensis, and Tapirira obtusa)...
2016: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899240/fire-safety-improvement-of-para-aramid-fiber-in-thermoplastic-polyurethane-elastomer
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Xilei Chen, Wenduo Wang, Shaoxiang Li, Chuanmei Jiao
This article mainly studied fire safety effects of para-aramid fiber (AF) in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The TPU/AF composites were prepared by molten blending method, and then the fire safety effects of all TPU composites were tested using cone calorimeter test (CCT), microscale combustion colorimeter test (MCC), smoke density test (SDT), and thermogravimetric/fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (TG-IR). The CCT test showed that AF could improve the fire safety of TPU. Remarkably, the peak value of heat release rate (pHRR) and the peak value of smoke production rate (pSPR) for the sample with 1...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898853/cookery-method-and-endpoint-temperature-can-affect-the-warner-bratzler-shear-force-cooking-loss-and-internal-cooked-color-of-beef-semimembranosus-and-infraspinatus-steaks
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J W S Yancey, J K Apple, M D Wharton
Steaks from USDA Select inside rounds (Exp. 1) and shoulder clods (Exp. 2) were used to test the interactive effect of cookery method and endpoint temperature on Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBSF) and internal cooked color. Pairs of 2.5-cm-thick semimembranosus (SM) or infraspinatus (INF) steaks ( = 360/muscle) were cut from each subprimal, labeled, vacuum packaged, and frozen at -30°C in the dark for approximately 60 d before being cooked to 65.5, 71.1, or 76.6°C using 1) a forced-air convection oven (FAC); 2) a forced-air impingement oven (IMP); 3) a gas-fired, open-hearth charbroiler (CHAR); 4) an electric countertop griddle (GRID); or 5) a clam-shell grill (CLAM)...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894042/investigation-of-co-combustion-characteristics-of-sewage-sludge-and-coffee-grounds-mixtures-using-thermogravimetric-analysis-coupled-to-artificial-neural-networks-modeling
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Jiacong Chen, Jingyong Liu, Yao He, Limao Huang, Shuiyu Sun, Jian Sun, KenLin Chang, Jiahong Kuo, Shaosong Huang, Xunan Ning
Artificial neural network (ANN) modeling was applied to thermal data obtained by non-isothermal thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) from room temperature to 1000°C at three different heating rates in air to predict the TG curves of sewage sludge (SS) and coffee grounds (CG) mixtures. A good agreement between experimental and predicted data verified the accuracy of the ANN approach. The results of co-combustion showed that there were interactions between SS and CG, and the impacts were mostly positive. With the addition of CG, the mass loss rate and the reactivity of SS were increased while charring was reduced...
November 18, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881876/the-efficacy-of-high-throughput-sequencing-and-target-enrichment-on-charred-archaeobotanical-remains
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H M Nistelberger, O Smith, N Wales, B Star, S Boessenkool
The majority of archaeological plant material is preserved in a charred state. Obtaining reliable ancient DNA data from these remains has presented challenges due to high rates of nucleotide damage, short DNA fragment lengths, low endogenous DNA content and the potential for modern contamination. It has been suggested that high-throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies coupled with DNA enrichment techniques may overcome some of these limitations. Here we report the findings of HTS and target enrichment on four important archaeological crops (barley, grape, maize and rice) performed in three different laboratories, presenting the largest HTS assessment of charred archaeobotanical specimens to date...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876670/a-model-of-dynamic-stability-of-h3k9me3-heterochromatin-to-explain-the-resistance-to-reprogramming-of-differentiated-cells
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Charly Jehanno, Gilles Flouriot, Pascale Le Goff, Denis Michel
Despite their dynamic nature, certain chromatin marks must be maintained over the long term. This is particulary true for histone 3 lysine 9 (H3K9) trimethylation, that is involved in the maintenance of healthy differentiated cellular states by preventing inappropriate gene expression, and has been recently identified as the most efficient barrier to cellular reprogramming in nuclear transfer experiments. We propose that the capacity of the enzymes SUV39H1/2 to rebind to a minor fraction of their products, either directly or via HP1α/β, contributes to the solidity of this mark through (i) a positive feedback involved in its establishment by the mutual enforcement of H3K9me3 and SUV39H1/2 and then (ii) a negative feedback sufficient to strongly stabilize H3K9me3 heterochromatin in post-mitotic cells by generating local enzyme concentrations capable of counteracting transient bursts of demethylation...
November 20, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875763/production-of-bio-oil-and-biochar-from-soapstock-via-microwave-assisted-co-catalytic-fast-pyrolysis
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Leilei Dai, Liangliang Fan, Yuhuan Liu, Roger Ruan, Yunpu Wang, Yue Zhou, Yunfeng Zhao, Zhenting Yu
In this study, production of bio-oil and biochar from soapstock via microwave-assisted co-catalytic fast pyrolysis combining the advantages of in-situ and ex-situ catalysis was performed. The effects of catalyst and pyrolysis temperature on product fractional yields and bio-oil chemical compositions were investigated. From the perspective of bio-oil yield, the optimal pyrolysis temperature was 550°C. The use of catalysts reduced the water content, and the addition of bentonite increased the bio-oil yield. Up to 84...
November 9, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875718/an-adsorbent-with-a-high-adsorption-capacity-obtained-from-the-cellulose-sludge-of-industrial-residues
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Géssica Orlandi, Jéssica Cavasotto, Francisco R S Machado, Gustavo L Colpani, Jacir Dal Magro, Francieli Dalcanton, Josiane M M Mello, Márcio A Fiori
One of the major problems in effluent treatment plants of the cellulose and paper industry is the large amount of residual sludge generated. Therefore, this industry is trying to develop new methods to treat such residues and to use them as new products, such as adsorbents. In this regard, the objective of this work was to develop an adsorbent using the raw activated sludge generated by the cellulose and paper industry. The activated cellulose sludge, after being dried, was chemically activated with 42.5% (v/v) phosphoric acid at 85 °C for 1 h and was charred at 500 °C, 600 °C and 700 °C for 2 h...
November 19, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872292/disturbance-is-the-key-to-plant-invasions-in-cold-environments
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Jonas J Lembrechts, Aníbal Pauchard, Jonathan Lenoir, Martín A Nuñez, Charly Geron, Arne Ven, Pablo Bravo-Monasterio, Ernesto Teneb, Ivan Nijs, Ann Milbau
Until now, nonnative plant species were rarely found at high elevations and latitudes. However, partly because of climate warming, biological invasions are now on the rise in these extremely cold environments. These plant invasions make it timely to undertake a thorough experimental assessment of what has previously been holding them back. This knowledge is key to developing efficient management of the increasing risks of cold-climate invasions. Here, we integrate human interventions (i.e., disturbance, nutrient addition, and propagule input) and climatic factors (i...
December 6, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871359/focal-epithelial-hyperplasia-in-adult-patients-with-hiv-infection-clearance-with-topical-imiquimod
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Silvia Méndez-Flores, Lilly Esquivel-Pedraza, Amparo Hernández-Salazar, Yann Charli-Joseph, Marcela Saeb-Lima
Case 1 A 41-year-old man with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 1 diagnosed 16 years prior to his consultation was referred for an 8-month history of multiple painless lumps in his mouth. He had A2 status (CD4 cell count of 273 cells/mm(3) and viral load of 43,000 copies/L) and was taking treatment with lamivudine/zidovudine (combivir) and efavirenz. Physical examination showed multiple small mucosal-colored and lobulated papulonodules located in the palate and lower gingiva and a whitish verrucous plaque on the lower labial mucosa (Figure 1a)...
2016: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868193/no-pattern-alteration-in-single-nocturnal-melatonin-secretion-in-patients-with-hypnic-headache-a-case-control-study
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Steffen Naegel, Jana-Isabel Huhn, Charly Gaul, Hans-Christoph Diener, Mark Obermann, Dagny Holle
OBJECTIVE: To investigate headache-related serum melatonin levels and melatonin excretion rhythmicity in patients with hypnic headache (HH). BACKGROUND: Strict sleep dependency of headache attacks is a pathognomonic feature of HH. Changes in melatonin levels, a marker for circadian rhythm, are assumed to play a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of HH. METHODS: Serum melatonin levels were acquired in nine patients with HH and nine age- and gender-matched healthy controls over a 20-hour time period (12 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm, 10 pm, time of headache, and 8 am)...
November 21, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864755/assaying-germination-and-seedling-responses-of-arabidopsis-to-karrikins
#17
Mark T Waters, Gavin R Flematti, Steven M Smith
Karrikins are a small family of naturally occurring plant growth regulators present in the smoke and char produced from burning plant material in wildfires. They can stimulate germination of dormant seed and can influence seedling morphogenesis. Although Arabidopsis thaliana is not considered to be a smoke-responsive species, karrikins will stimulate seed germination under the appropriate circumstances and will cause repression of hypocotyl elongation in low light. This chapter describes how to conduct assays of the activity of karrikins on Arabidopsis seeds and seedlings...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863870/fast-and-slow-adsorption-of-carbamazepine-on-biochar-as-affected-by-carbon-structure-and-mineral-composition
#18
Jian Chen, Di Zhang, Huang Zhang, Saikat Ghosh, Bo Pan
The influence of carbon structure and mineral composition of biochar on fast adsorption and slow adsorption of ionic organic contaminants (IOCs) is still unclear. This study used carbamazepine (CBZ) as adsorbate, peanut-shell-derived biochars produced at different charred temperatures, and the corresponding acid-washed biochars as adsorbents, to investigate the adsorption kinetics as affected by carbon structure and mineral composition of biochar. The adsorption of CBZ on amorphous (loose) carbon was lower than aromatic (condensed) carbon, but the former mainly contributed to the fast adsorption of CBZ...
November 15, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863797/stabilization-of-pb-ii-accumulated-in-biomass-through-phosphate-pretreated-pyrolysis-at-low-temperatures
#19
Saijun Li, Tao Zhang, Jianfa Li, Lingna Shi, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Jinhong Lü, Yimin Li
The remediation of heavy metal-contaminated soil and water using plant biomass is considered to be a green technological approach, although the harmless disposal of biomass accumulated with heavy metals remains a challenge. A potential solution to this problem explored in this work involves combining phosphate pretreatment with pyrolysis. Pb(II) was accumulated in celery biomass with superior sorption capacity and also in ordinary wood biomass through biosorption. The Pb(II)-impregnated biomass was then pretreated with phosphoric acid or calcium dihydrogen phosphate (CaP) and pyrolyzed at 350 or 450°C...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858377/structural-features-of-carbons-produced-using-glucose-lactose-and-saccharose
#20
Ivan F Myronyuk, Volodymyr I Mandzyuk, Volodymyr M Sachko, Volodymyr M Gun'ko
Glucose, lactose, and saccharose were used as precursors to prepare chars at 400 °C then activated at 800 °C or 1000 °C in closed vessels with controlled amounts of oxygen penetrating through nanopores in the vessel walls. There are correlations between the porosity, amounts of residual O- and H-containing functionalities, and electroconductivity of amorphous carbons studied. The pore size distributions calculated using the nitrogen adsorption isotherms and TEM images show that all carbons are mainly nanoporous with certain contribution of narrow mesopores (at pore half-width x < 5 nm)...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
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