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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738618/high-sensitivity-surface-plasmon-resonance-biosensor-for-detection-of-microrna-and-small-molecule-based-on-graphene-oxide-gold-nanoparticles-composites
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Qing Li, Qing Wang, Xiaohai Yang, Kemin Wang, Hua Zhang, Wenyan Nie
A versatile and sensitive surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor based on two layers of graphene oxide-gold nanoparticles (GO-AuNPs) composites was designed for the detection of microRNA (miRNA) and small molecule adenosine. The bottom layer, which acted as a functionalized substrate on the sensor chip, provided a high specific surface area convenient for the immobilization of capture DNA molecules. The upper layer served as a signal-amplification element. By employing these two layers of GO-AuNPs composites, the dual amplification strategy was achieved so that a measurement of miRNA-141 with a detection limit of 0...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738597/sensitive-detection-of-sulfide-based-on-the-self-assembly-of-fluorescent-silver-nanoclusters-on-the-surface-of-silica-nanospheres
#2
Yehan Yan, Kui Zhang, Huan Yu, Houjuan Zhu, Mingtai Sun, Tasawar Hayat, Ahmed Alsaedi, Suhua Wang
Hydrogen sulfide is a toxic and flammable gaseous pollutant often emitted to air as a by-product of water supply, chemical, petroleum and coal industries. It can be transferred into sulfur dioxide in the air under some meteorologic conditions. Herein, we report a novel ratiometric fluorescence method for hydrogen sulfide based on silver nanoclusters and quantum dots. The silver nanoclusters have been self-assemblied onto the surface of silica spheres, which are embedded with red fluorescent quantum dots, to form a dual-emissive nanohybrid...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738244/dna-binding-and-unwinding-by-hel308-helicase-requires-dual-functions-of-a-winged-helix-domain
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Sarah J Northall, Ryan Buckley, Nathan Jones, J Carlos Penedo, Panos Soultanas, Edward L Bolt
Hel308 helicases promote genome stability linked to DNA replication in archaea, and have homologues in metazoans. In the crystal structure of archaeal Hel308 bound to a tailed DNA duplex, core helicase domains encircle single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) in a "ratchet" for directional translocation. A winged helix domain (WHD) is also present, but its function is mysterious. We investigated the WHD in full-length Hel308, identifying that mutations in a solvent exposed α-helix resulted in reduced DNA binding and unwinding activities...
July 16, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738236/early-predictors-of-study-success-in-a-dutch-advanced-nurse-practitioner-education-program-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#4
Ercolie R Bossema, Tineke H J M Meijs, Jeroen W B Peters
BACKGROUND: Study delay and attrition are major concerns in higher education. They cost time and effort, and threaten the availability of higher qualified professionals. Knowing early what factors contribute to delay and attrition may help prevent this. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether student characteristics, including a literature study report grade as a proxy of cognitive abilities, predicted study success in a dual advanced nurse practitioner education program...
July 15, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738128/possible-device-malfunction-in-a-dual-chamber-pacemaker
#5
Jared W Hornberger, Emilio Fentanes, Gregg G Gerasimon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 24, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738022/werner-syndrome-a-model-for-sarcopenia-due-to-accelerated-aging
#6
Masaya Yamaga, Minoru Takemoto, Mayumi Shoji, Kenichi Sakamoto, Masashi Yamamoto, Takahiro Ishikawa, Masaya Koshizaka, Yoshiro Maezawa, Kazuki Kobayashi, Koutaro Yokote
Werner syndrome (WS) is a rare inheritable progeroid syndrome caused by a mutation in the WRN gene. Although WS has been described as a characteristic appearance of very slender extremities with a stocky trunk, few studies have investigated the loss of muscle mass, fat mass distribution (body composition), and mobility according to age and sex. Therefore, the aim of this study was to precisely describe the body composition in WS. Nine Japanese patients with WS (four males and five females; mean age 48±8.8 years) were recruited...
July 19, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738005/accuracy-and-repeatability-of-long-bone-replicas-of-small-animals-fabricated-by-use-of-low-end-and-high-end-commercial-three-dimensional-printers
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Jamie A Cone, Thomas M Martin, Denis J Marcellin-Little, Ola L A Harrysson, Emily H Griffith
OBJECTIVE To assess the repeatability and accuracy of polymer replicas of small, medium, and large long bones of small animals fabricated by use of 2 low-end and 2 high-end 3-D printers. SAMPLE Polymer replicas of a cat femur, dog radius, and dog tibia were fabricated in triplicate by use of each of four 3-D printing methods. PROCEDURES 3-D renderings of the 3 bones reconstructed from CT images were prepared, and length, width of the proximal aspect, and width of the distal aspect of each CT image were measured in triplicate...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737937/asymmetric-hydrogen-bonding-catalysis-for-the-synthesis-of-dihydroquinazoline-containing-antiviral-letermovir
#8
Cheol K Chung, Zhijian Liu, Katrina Lexa, Teresa Andreani, Yingju Xu, Yining Ji, Daniel Adam DiRocco, Guy R Humphrey, Rebecca Tamra Ruck
A weak Brønsted acid-catalyzed asymmetric guanidine aza-conjugate addition reaction has been developed. C2-symmetric, dual hydrogen-bond donating bistriflamides are shown to be highly effective in activating α,β-unsaturated esters toward the intramolecular addition of a pendant guanidinyl nucleophile. Preliminary mechanistic investigation, including DFT calculations and kinetics studies, support a conjugate addition pathway as more favorable energetically than an alternative electrocyclization pathway. This methodology has been successfully applied to the synthesis of the 3,4-dihydroquinazoline-containing antiviral, Letermovir, and a series of analogues...
July 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737904/ni-catalyzed-regioselective-1-2-dicarbofunctionalization-of-olefins-by-intercepting-heck-intermediates-as-imine-stabilized-transient-metallacycles
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Bijay Shrestha, Prakash Basnet, Roshan K Dhungana, Shekhar Kc, Surendra Thapa, Jeremiah M Sears, Ramesh Giri
We disclose a strategy for Ni-catalyzed regioselective dicarbofunc-tionalization of olefins in styrene derivatives by intercepting Heck C(sp3)-NiX intermediates with arylzinc reagents. This approach utilizes a readily removable imine as a coordinating group that plays a dual role of intercepting oxidative addition species derived from aryl halides and triflates to promote Heck carbometallation, and stabilizing the Heck C(sp3)-NiX intermediates as transient metal-lacycles to suppress -hydride elimination and facilitate transmeta-lation/reductive elimination steps...
July 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737894/dual-role-of-gold-nanorods-inhibition-dissolution-of-a%C3%AE-fibrils-induced-by-near-ir-laser
#10
Swathi Sudhakar, Poornima Budime Santhosh, Ethayaraja Mani
Extracellular plaques of amyloid beta (Aβ) fibrils and neurofibrillary tangles are known to be associated with neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's. Studies have shown that spherical nanoparticles inhibit the formation of Aβ fibrils by intercepting the nucleation and growth pathways of fibrillation. In this report, gold nanorods (AuNR) are used to inhibit the formation of Aβ fibrils and the shape-dependent plasmonic properties of AuNR are exploited to faciliate faster dissolution of mature Aβ fibrils...
July 24, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737742/systemic-transport-of-trans-zeatin-and-its-precursor-have-differing-roles-in-arabidopsis-shoots
#11
Asami Osugi, Mikiko Kojima, Yumiko Takebayashi, Nanae Ueda, Takatoshi Kiba, Hitoshi Sakakibara
Organ-to-organ signal transmission is essential for higher organisms to ensure coordinated biological reactions during metabolism and morphogenesis. Similar to organs in animals, plant organs communicate by various signalling molecules. Among them, cytokinins, a class of phytohormones, play a key role as root-to-shoot long-distance signals, regulating various growth and developmental processes in shoots(1,2). Previous studies have proposed that trans-zeatin-riboside, a type of cytokinin precursor, is a major long-distance signalling form in xylem vessels and its action depends on metabolic conversion via the LONELY GUY enzyme in proximity to the site of action(3-5)...
July 24, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737590/fiber-type-composition-and-rate-of-force-development-in-endurance-and-resistance-trained-individuals
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Spyridon Methenitis, Konstantinos Spengos, Nikolaos Zaras, Angeliki-Nikoletta Stasinaki, Giorgos Papadimas, Giorgos Karampatsos, Giannis Arnaoutis, Gerasimos Terzis
The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between muscle fiber composition and the rate of force development (RFD) in well-trained individuals with different training background. Thirty-eight young males with different training background participated: 9 endurance runners, 10 power-trained, 9 strength-trained, and 10 sedentary. They performed maximal isometric leg press for the measurement of RFD. Body composition (dual x-ray absorptiometry) and vastus lateralis fiber type composition was also evaluated...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737506/microglia-and-c9orf72-in-neuroinflammation-and-als-and-frontotemporal-dementia
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Deepti Lall, Robert H Baloh
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a degenerative disorder that is characterized by loss of motor neurons and shows clinical, pathological, and genetic overlap with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Activated microglia are a universal feature of ALS/FTD pathology; however, their role in disease pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. The recent discovery that ORF 72 on chromosome 9 (C9orf72), the gene most commonly mutated in ALS/FTD, has an important role in myeloid cells opened the possibility that altered microglial function plays an active role in disease...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737488/modulation-of-let-7-mirnas-controls-the-differentiation-of-effector-cd8-t-cells
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Alexandria C Wells, Keith A Daniels, Constance C Angelou, Eric Fagerberg, Amy S Burnside, Michele Markstein, Dominique Alfandari, Raymond M Welsh, Elena L Pobezinskaya, Leonid A Pobezinsky
The differentiation of naïve CD8 T cells into effector cytotoxic T lymphocytes upon antigen stimulation is necessary for successful anti-viral, and anti-tumor immune responses. Here, using a mouse model, we describe a dual role for the let-7 microRNAs in the regulation of CD8 T cell responses, where maintenance of the naïve phenotype in CD8 T cells requires high levels of let-7 expression, while generation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes depends upon T cell receptor mediated let-7 downregulation. Decrease of let-7 expression in activated T cells enhances clonal expansion and the acquisition of effector function through derepression of the let-7 targets, including Myc and Eomesodermin...
July 24, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737291/nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitor-reducing-strategies-in-hiv-treatment-assessing-the-evidence
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C Orkin, J M Llibre, S Gallien, A Antinori, Gmn Behrens, A Carr
Antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, comprising a backbone of two nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) plus another ARV, is the recognized standard of care (SOC), which has helped extend life expectancy in people living with HIV. In a quest to reduce lifelong drug exposure and minimize or avoid the toxicity of NRTIs, "NRTI-reducing" regimens have been investigated. This descriptive review assessing the results of NRTI-reducing strategies from the largest randomized trials focuses on virological efficacy, resistance, regimen safety (in terms of bone mineral density, renal function, lipids and central nervous system function) and simplicity...
July 24, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737140/bone-mineral-density-of-indian-children-and-adolescents-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Sumita Gupta, Aparna Mukherjee, Rajesh Khadgawat, Madhulika Kabra, Rakesh Lodha, Sushil K Kabra
OBJECTIVE: To document bone mineral density of children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Tertiary-care center of Northern India, July 2012 to August 2015. PARTICIPANTS: 52 children aged 6-18 years with cystic fibrosis and 62 healthy controls of similar age and sex. METHODS: Both patients and controls were stratified into two groups, as pre-pubertal and peri-/post-pubertal, and compared for whole body bone mineral density, measured using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry...
July 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737123/development-and-validation-of-eco-friendly-liquid-chromatographic-and-spectrophotometric-methods-for-simultaneous-determination-of-coformulated-drugs-phenylephrine-hydrochloride-and-prednisolone-acetate
#17
Nadia M Mostafa, Ghada M Elsayed, Nagiba Y Hassan, Dina A El Mously
Five simple, sensitive, and eco-friendly LC and UV spectrophotometric methods have been developed for the simultaneous determination of phenylephrine hydrochloride (PHE) and prednisolone acetate (PRD) in their combined dosage form. The first method was reversed-phase (RP) LC using methanol–water–heptane-1-sulfonic acid sodium salt (75 + 25 + 0.1, v/v/w) as a mobile phase. Separation was achieved using an XSelect HSS reversed-phase C18 analytical column (250 × 4.6 mm, 5µm). The flow rate was 1...
July 24, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737005/atomically-precise-gold-nanoclusters-accelerate-hydrogen-evolution-over-mos2-nanosheets-the-dual-interfacial-effect
#18
Shuo Zhao, Renxi Jin, Yongbo Song, Hui Zhang, Stephen D House, Judith C Yang, Rongchao Jin
Hydrogen generation via electrocatalytic water splitting holds great promise for future energy revolution. It is desirable to design abundant and efficient catalysts and achieve mechanistic understanding of hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). Here, this paper reports a strategy for improving HER performance of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2 ) via introducing gold nanoclusters as a cocatalyst. Compared to plain MoS2 nanosheets, the Au25 (SR)18 /MoS2 nanocomposite exhibits enhanced HER activity with a small onset potential of -0...
July 24, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736924/evaluation-of-spiral-acquisition-variants-for-functional-imaging-of-human-superior-colliculus-at-3t-field-strength
#19
Vimal Singh, Josef Pfeuffer, Tiejun Zhao, David Ress
PURPOSE: High-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging of human subcortical brain structures is challenging because of their deep location in the cranium, and their comparatively weak blood oxygen level dependent responses to strong stimuli. Magnetic resonance imaging data for subcortical brain regions exhibit both low signal-to-noise ratio and low functional contrast-to-noise ratio. To overcome these challenges, this work evaluates the use of dual-echo spiral variants that combine outward and inward trajectories...
July 24, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736691/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-osteoporosis-among-jordanian-postmenopausal-women-attending-the-national-center-for-diabetes-endocrinology-and-genetics-in-jordan
#20
Dana Hyassat, Taghreed Alyan, Hashem Jaddou, Kamel M Ajlouni
To assess the prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia among Jordanian postmenopausal women attending the National Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Genetics (NCDEG), and to determine the potential associated risk factors. A cross-sectional study was conducted at (NCDEG) in Amman, Jordan. A total of 1079 Jordanian postmenopausal women aged between 45 and 84 years were included in this study that was conducted during the period between April 2013 and December 2014. All patients underwent bone mineral density measurement through dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan...
2017: BioResearch Open Access
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