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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231523/synergistic-effects-between-a-copper-based-metal-casiope%C3%A3-na-iii-ia-and-cisplatin
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Silvia Graciela Davila-Manzanilla, Yeshenia Figueroa-de-Paz, Carmen Mejia, Lena Ruiz-Azuara
Additive, subadditive or superadditive interactions observed in combination therapy play an important role in several treatments, particularly for cancer. The isobolographic analysis allows to establish the pharmacological interactions that exist between two drugs that are administered together in equieffective doses. In order to identify if the combination of two compounds presents synergistic interaction, the antiproliferative activity of CasIII-ia with analogue compounds or cisplatin in different molar ratios was evaluated...
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231040/evaluation-of-the-alteration-of-occlusal-distribution-in-unilateral-free-end-and-intermediate-missing-cases
#2
Kazuhiro Kon, Makoto Shiota, Aoi Sakuyama, Maho Ozeki, Wataru Kozuma, Sawako Kawakami, Shohei Kasugai
The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of implant prostheses on the occlusal force and area as well as the distribution of occlusal loading in unilateral free-end and intermediate missing cases. Fourteen healthy subjects (7 free-end missing cases in the first and second molars and 7 intermediate missing cases in the first molar region) were included. Six months after the implant prosthesis was placed, an occlusal evaluation was performed with or without the implant superstructure by using Dental Prescale film and an occluder device...
February 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230995/synthesis-of-high-quality-biodiesel-using-feedstock-and-catalyst-derived-from-fish-wastes
#3
Devarapaga Madhu, Rajan Arora, Shalini Sahani, Veena Singh, Yogesh Chandra Sharma
A low cost and high purity calcium oxide (CaO) was prepared from waste crab shells which were extracted from the dead crabs, used as efficient solid base catalyst in the synthesis of biodiesel. Raw fish oil was extracted from the waste parts of fish through mechanical expeller followed by solvent extraction. Physical as well as chemical properties of raw fish oil were studied and FFA's composition was analysed with GC-MS. Stable and high purity calcium oxide (CaO) was obtained when the material was calcined at 800 °C for 4 h...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230910/adhesives-for-bonded-molar-tubes-during-fixed-brace-treatment
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Declan T Millett, Nicky A Mandall, Rye Cr Mattick, Joy Hickman, Anne-Marie Glenny
BACKGROUND: Orthodontic treatment involves using fixed or removable appliances (dental braces) to correct the positions of teeth. The success of a fixed appliance depends partly on the metal attachments (brackets and bands) being glued to the teeth so that they do not become detached during treatment. Brackets (metal squares) are usually attached to teeth other than molars, where bands (metal rings that go round each tooth) are more commonly used. Orthodontic tubes (stainless steel tubes that allow wires to pass through them), are typically welded to bands but they may also be glued directly (bonded) to molars...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230083/lanthanide-doped-klu2f7-nanoparticles-with-high-upconversion-luminescence-performance-a-comparative-study-by-judd-ofelt-analysis-and-energy-transfer-mechanistic-investigation
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Dekang Xu, Anming Li, Lu Yao, Hao Lin, Shenghong Yang, Yueli Zhang
The development, design and the performance evaluation of rare-earth doped host materials is important for further optical investigation and industrial applications. Herein, we successfully fabricate KLu2F7 upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) through hydrothermal synthesis by controlling the fluorine-to-lanthanide-ion molar ratio. The structural and morphological results show that the samples are orthorhombic-phase hexagonal-prisms UCNPs, with average side length of 80 nm and average thickness of 110 nm...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228833/disruption-of-the-photoreceptor-inner-segment-outer-segment-junction-in-a-6-year-old-girl-with-joubert-syndrome
#6
Shimpei Baba, Eri Takeshita, Hiroko Yamazaki, Mikako Tarashima, Masayuki Sasaki
Joubert syndrome (JS) is a spectrum of genetic disorders characterised by cerebellar and brainstem malformation called "molar tooth sign", resulting in hypotonia, developmental delay, and intellectual disability. Here we describe a young female JS patient with "salt-and-pepper" fundus and inner segment-outer segment junction (IS/OS line) discontinuity, with a lack of external limiting membrane. Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) detected blurred external retinal layers in the macula centre. Although JS patients often have retinal degeneration with varying severity, few investigators have utilised OCT in their investigations...
February 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228172/experimental-parameters-leading-to-optimal-bilayers-for-total-internal-reflection-fluorescence-microscopy-visualization
#7
Elisabeth Mantil, Trinda Crippin, Anatoli Ianoul, Tyler J Avis
Supported lipid bilayer systems were evaluated following various experimental procedures in an effort to determine their appropriateness for visualization using total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy. The incorporation and distribution of Texas Red® 1,2-dihexadecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (TR-DHPE) was studied when incorporated into bilayers of variable lipid composition using different forms of mechanical shearing. Results showed that 0.8 mol% TR-DHPE provides the most optimum TIRF images...
February 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228135/comparison-of-digital-panoramic-radiography-versus-cone-beam-computerized-tomography-for-measuring-alveolar-bone
#8
Zunan Tang, Xianchu Liu, Kejia Chen
BACKGROUND: Cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) has been widely used in dental implanting. However, the local hospitals usually don't have access to CBCT due to the cost and medical investment, especially in West of China. The doctors in local hospitals have to make reasonable dental planting using orthopantomography (OPG) to reduce risks. Therefore, it is clinically meaningful to determine the magnification rate of OPG to obtain correct diagnosis. This study investigated the magnification rate of OPG in measuring different maxillofacial loci compared with CBCT...
February 22, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226679/molar-axis-estimation-from-computed-tomography-images
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Dongxia Zhang, Yangzhou Gan, Zeyang Xia, Xinwen Zhou, Shoubin Liu, Jing Xiong, Guanglin Li, Dongxia Zhang, Yangzhou Gan, Zeyang Xia, Xinwen Zhou, Shoubin Liu, Jing Xiong, Guanglin Li, Zeyang Xia, Shoubin Liu, Xinwen Zhou, Dongxia Zhang, Yangzhou Gan, Guanglin Li, Jing Xiong
Estimation of tooth axis is needed for some clinical dental treatment. Existing methods require to segment the tooth volume from Computed Tomography (CT) images, and then estimate the axis from the tooth volume. However, they may fail during estimating molar axis due to that the tooth segmentation from CT images is challenging and current segmentation methods may get poor segmentation results especially for these molars with angle which will result in the failure of axis estimation. To resolve this problem, this paper proposes a new method for molar axis estimation from CT images...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226192/carbazole-linked-nir-aza-bodipy-dyes-as-triplet-sensitizers-and-photoacoustic-contrast-agents-for-deep-tissue-imaging
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Nagaiyan Sekar, Ramaiah D, Yogesh Gawale, Adarsh N, Joseph J, M Pramanik, S K Kalva
Four novel N-ethylcarbazole linked aza-BODIPY dyes (8a-b and 9a-b) were synthesized and characterized. The presence of N-ethylcarbazole moiety shifts their absorption and fluorescence spectra to the near-infrared region, ca. 650-730 nm, of electromagnetic spectra. These dyes possess strong molar absorptivity in the range of 3-4 x 104 M-1cm-1 with low fluorescence quantum yields. The triplet excited state as well as singlet oxygen generation of these dyes were enhanced upon iodination at the core position. The core iodinated dyes 9a-b showed excellent triplet quantum yield of ca...
February 22, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225173/monolithic-stationary-phases-with-a-longitudinal-gradient-of-porosity
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Jiří Urban, Tomáš Hájek, Frantisek Svec
The duration of the hypercrosslinking reaction has been used to control the extent of small pores formation in polymer-based monolithic stationary phases. Segments of five columns hypercrosslinked for 30-360 min were coupled via zero-volume unions to prepare columns with segmented porosity gradients. The steepness of the porosity gradient affected column efficiency, mass transfer resistance, and separation of both small molecules alkylbenzenes and high molar mass polystyrene standards. In addition, the segmented column with the steepest porosity gradient was prepared as a single column with a continuous porosity gradient...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225114/the-new-supramolecular-nano-aggregate-curcumin-cucurbit-7-uril-synthesis-photophysical-properties-and-biocompatibility-evaluation
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Leandro Araújo de Azevedo, Leonis Lourenço da Luz, Jamylle Nunes de Souza Ferro, Emiliano Barreto, Ricardo Oliveira Silva, Severino Alves, Iane Bezerra Vasconcelos Alves
The supramolecular nano-aggregate CUR-CB[7] (CUR = curcumin and CB[7] = cucurbit[7]uril) was efficiently prepared by mixing CUR and CB[7] at a molar ratio of 1 : 1 in ethanol at room temperature. The supramolecular aggregate formation was evidenced by mainly FTIR, (1)H NMR, DOSY and spectroscopy experiments. The supramolecular arrangement promotes the increase in the solubility and stability of CUR without affecting the biological properties of the A549 cells. The luminescence properties of CUR and CUR-CB[7] show anti-Kasha's rule fluorescence, and their remarkable NIR emission enables this material to be used as a luminescent probe and marker for in vivo tracking and structural integrity monitoring of the supramolecular complex...
February 22, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225091/phase-separation-in-ceramide-np-containing-lipid-model-membranes-neutron-diffraction-and-solid-state-nmr
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Annett Schroeter, Sören Stahlberg, Barbora Školová, Stefan Sonnenberger, Adina Eichner, Daniel Huster, Kateřina Vávrová, Thomas Hauß, Bodo Dobner, Reinhard H H Neubert, Alexander Vogel
The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of the skin and protects the organism against external influences as well as water loss. It consists of corneocytes embedded in a mixture of ceramides, fatty acids, and cholesterol in a molar ratio of roughly 1 : 1 : 1. The unique structural and compositional arrangement of these stratum corneum lipids is responsible for the skin barrier properties. Many studies investigated the organization of these barrier lipids and, in particular, the exact conformation of ceramides...
February 22, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224047/identification-of-extracellular-matrix-components-and-biological-factors-in-micronized-dehydrated-human-amnion-chorion-membrane
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Jennifer Lei, Lauren B Priddy, Jeremy J Lim, Michelle Massee, Thomas J Koob
Objective: The use of bioactive extracellular matrix (ECM) grafts such as amniotic membranes is an attractive treatment option for enhancing wound repair. In this study, the concentrations, activity, and distribution of matrix components, growth factors, proteases, and inhibitors were evaluated in PURION(®) Processed, micronized, dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM; MiMedx Group, Inc.). Approach: ECM components in dHACM tissue were assessed by using immunohistochemical staining, and growth factors, cytokines, proteases, and inhibitors were quantified by using single and multiplex ELISAs...
February 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222879/evaluation-of-die-trim-morphology-made-by-cad-cam%C3%A2-technology
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Pratiksha Agrawal, Geoffrey Thompson, Seok-Hwan Cho, Gerald J Ziebert
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The die contour can affect the emergence profile of prosthetic restorations. However, little information is available regarding the congruency between a stereolithographic (SLA) die and its corresponding natural tooth. PURPOSE: The purpose of this vitro study was to evaluate the shapes of SLA die in comparison with the subgingival contour of a prepared tooth to be restored with a ceramic crown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty extracted human teeth, 10 incisors, and 10 molars, were disinfected and mounted in a typodont model...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222872/clinical-marginal-fit-of-zirconia-crowns-and-patients-preferences-for-impression-techniques-using-intraoral-digital-scanner-versus-polyvinyl-siloxane-material
#16
Nawapat Sakornwimon, Chalermpol Leevailoj
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The use of digital intraoral scanners is increasing; however, evidence of its precision in making crown impressions clinically remains scarce. Patients should also feel more comfortable with digital impressions, but only a few studies evaluating this subject have been performed. PURPOSE: The purpose of this clinical study was to evaluate the marginal fit of monolithic zirconia crowns and patients' preferences for digital impressions versus polyvinyl siloxane (PVS) impressions...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222869/accuracy-evaluation-of-intraoral-optical-impressions-a-clinical-study-using-a-reference-appliance
#17
Mohammad A Atieh, André V Ritter, Ching-Chang Ko, Ibrahim Duqum
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Trueness and precision are used to evaluate the accuracy of intraoral optical impressions. Although the in vivo precision of intraoral optical impressions has been reported, in vivo trueness has not been evaluated because of limitations in the available protocols. PURPOSE: The purpose of this clinical study was to compare the accuracy (trueness and precision) of optical and conventional impressions by using a novel study design. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five study participants consented and were enrolled...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222838/prevalence-of-food-impaction-induced-periodontitis-in-conventionally-housed-marsh-rice-rats-oryzomys-palustris
#18
Jonathan G Messer, Jessica M Jiron, Hung-Yuan Chen, Evelyn J Castillo, Jorge L Mendieta Calle, Mary K Reinhard, Donald B Kimmel, J Ignacio Aguirre
Marsh rice rats (Oryzomys palustris) fed a pelleted diet high in sucrose and casein have been used as a model for moderate to severe periodontitis. Here we characterize the prevalence, location, and histopathologic features of food-impaction lesions (FIL), a unique type of oral event, in rice rats fed standard pelleted rodent chow from weaning until 34 wk of age. Healthy female rats (n = 90; age, 4 wk) were weaned into groups (n = 10 to 24) and were euthanized at 4, 16, 22, 28, or 34 wk of age. At necropsy, high-resolution photographs of the 4 jaw quadrants were examined by 3 independent observers to determine the presence, number, and location of FIL...
February 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222832/the-impact-of-divergent-breed-types-and-diets-on-methane-emissions-rumen-characteristics-and-performance-of-finishing-beef-cattle
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C-A Duthie, M Haskell, J J Hyslop, A Waterhouse, R J Wallace, R Roehe, J A Rooke
This study was undertaken to further develop our understanding of the links between breed, diet and the rumen microbial community and determine their effect on production characteristics and methane (CH4) emissions from beef cattle. The experiment was of a 2×2 factorial design, comprising two breeds (crossbred Charolais (CHX); purebred Luing (LU)) and two diets (concentrate-straw or silage-based). In total, 80 steers were used and balanced for sire within each breed, farm of origin and BW across diets. The diets (fed as total mixed rations) consisted of (g/kg dry matter (DM)) forage to concentrate ratios of either 500 : 500 (Mixed) or 79 : 921 (Concentrate)...
February 22, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222487/pyrrole-derivatives-and-diterpene-alkaloids-from-the-south-china-sea-sponge-agelas-nakamurai
#20
Mei-Jun Chu, Xu-Li Tang, Guo-Fei Qin, Yan-Ting Sun, Lei Li, Nicole J de Voogd, Ping-Lin Li, Guo-Qiang Li
Two pairs of new non-brominated racematic pyrrole derivatives, (±)-nakamurine D (1) and (±)-nakamurine E (2), two new diterpene alkaloids, iso-agelasine C (16), and iso-agelasidine B (21), together with fifteen known pyrrole derivatives((±)-3 - 15), five known diterpene alkaloids (17 - 20, 22) were isolated from the South China Sea sponge Agelas nakamurai. The racemic mixtures, compounds 1 - 4, were resolved into four pairs of enantiomers, (+)-1 and (-)-1, (+)-2 and (-)-2, (+)-3 and (-)-3, and (+)-4 and (-)-4, by chiral HPLC...
February 21, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
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