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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352228/dual-band-metamaterial-antenna-for-lte-bluetooth-wimax-system
#1
Md Mehedi Hasan, Mohammad Rashed Iqbal Faruque, Mohammad Tariqul Islam
A compact metamaterial inspired antenna operate at LTE, Bluetooth and WiMAX frequency band is introduced in this paper. For the lower band, the design utilizes an outer square metallic strip forcing the patch to radiate as an equivalent magnetic-current loop. For the upper band, another magnetic current loop is created by adding metamaterial structure near the feed line on the patch. The metamaterial inspired antenna dimension of 42 × 32 mm2 compatible to wireless devices. Finite integration technique based CST Microwave Studio simulator has been used to design and numerical investigation as well as lumped circuit model of the metamaterial antenna is explained with proper mathematical derivation...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352175/magnetic-vortices-as-efficient-nano-heaters-in-magnetic-nanoparticle-hyperthermia
#2
N A Usov, M S Nesmeyanov, V P Tarasov
Magnetic vortices existing in soft magnetic nanoparticles with sizes larger than the single-domain diameter can be efficient nano-heaters in biomedical applications. Using micromagnetic numerical simulation we prove that in the optimal range of particle diameters the magnetization reversal of the vortices in spherical iron and magnetite nanoparticles is possible for moderate amplitudes of external alternating magnetic field, H0 < 100 Oe. In contrast to the case of superparamagnetic nanoparticles, for the vortex configuration the hysteresis loop area increases as a function of frequency...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352114/binding-of-nufip2-to-roquin-promotes-recognition-and-regulation-of-icos-mrna
#3
Nina Rehage, Elena Davydova, Christine Conrad, Gesine Behrens, Andreas Maiser, Jenny E Stehklein, Sven Brenner, Juliane Klein, Aicha Jeridi, Anne Hoffmann, Eunhae Lee, Umberto Dianzani, Rob Willemsen, Regina Feederle, Kristin Reiche, Jörg Hackermüller, Heinrich Leonhardt, Sonia Sharma, Dierk Niessing, Vigo Heissmeyer
The ubiquitously expressed RNA-binding proteins Roquin-1 and Roquin-2 are essential for appropriate immune cell function and postnatal survival of mice. Roquin proteins repress target mRNAs by recognizing secondary structures in their 3'-UTRs and by inducing mRNA decay. However, it is unknown if other cellular proteins contribute to target control. To identify cofactors of Roquin, we used RNA interference to screen ~1500 genes involved in RNA-binding or mRNA degradation, and identified NUFIP2 as a cofactor of Roquin-induced mRNA decay...
January 19, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352071/worsening-renal-function-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-undergoing-aggressive-diuresis-is-not-associated-with-tubular-injury
#4
Tariq Ahmad, Keyanna Jackson, Veena S Rao, W H Wilson Tang, Meredith A Brisco-Bacik, Horng H Chen, G Michael Felker, Adrian F Hernandez, Christopher M O'Connor, Venkata S Sabbisetti, Joseph V Bonventre, F Perry Wilson, Steven G Coca, Jeffrey M Testani
Background -Worsening renal function (WRF) in the setting of aggressive diuresis for acute heart failure (AHF) treatment may reflect renal tubular injury or simply indicate a hemodynamic or functional change in glomerular filtration. Well-validated tubular injury biomarkers-NAG, NGAL, and KIM-1- are now available that can quantify the degree of renal tubularinjury. The ROSE-AHF trial provides an experimental platform for the study of mechanisms of WRF during aggressive diuresis for AHF, as the ROSE-AHF protocol dictated high dose loop diuretic therapy in all patients...
January 19, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351869/allosteric-kissing-complex-based-electrochemical-biosensor-for-sensitive-regenerative-and-versatile-detection-of-proteins
#5
Mingsha Zhao, Shanshan Zhang, Zhiqiang Chen, Changzhi Zhao, Li Wang, Shufeng Liu
Herein, an allosteric kissing complex-based electrochemical biosensor was ingeniously proposed for the simple, sensitive, regenerative and versatile detection of proteins. Two hairpins (Hp1 and Hp2) were designed and the Hp1 was immobilized on the electrode surface, which could form a kissing complex with Hp2 through the apical loop-loop or kissing interaction of the RNA-RNA base sequences. The Hp2 possesses the appended single-stranded tails on each end, which hybridize with the recognition element-conjugated DNA strands to construct a protein responsive switch of Hp2 scaffold...
January 9, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351845/a-precise-cdk-activity-threshold-determines-passage-through-the-restriction-point
#6
Clayton Schwarz, Amy Johnson, Mardo Kõivomägi, Evgeny Zatulovskiy, Carolyn J Kravitz, Andreas Doncic, Jan M Skotheim
At the restriction point (R), mammalian cells irreversibly commit to divide. R has been viewed as a point in G1 that is passed when growth factor signaling initiates a positive feedback loop of Cdk activity. However, recent studies have cast doubt on this model by claiming R occurs prior to positive feedback activation in G1 or even before completion of the previous cell cycle. Here we reconcile these results and show that whereas many commonly used cell lines do not exhibit a G1 R, primary fibroblasts have a G1 R that is defined by a precise Cdk activity threshold and the activation of cell-cycle-dependent transcription...
January 18, 2018: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351662/the-versatile-tanycyte-a-hypothalamic-integrator-of-reproduction-and-energy-metabolism
#7
Vincent Prevot, Bénédicte Dehouck, Ariane Sharif, Philippe Ciofi, Paolo Giacobini, Jerome Clasadonte
The fertility and survival of an individual rely on the ability of the periphery to promptly, effectively and reproducibly communicate with brain neural networks that control reproduction, food intake and energy homeostasis. Tanycytes, a specialized glial cell type lining the wall of the third ventricle in the median eminence of the hypothalamus, appear to act as the linchpin of these processes by dynamically controlling the secretion of neuropeptides into the portal vasculature by hypothalamic neurons and regulating blood-brain and blood-cerebrospinal fluid exchanges, both processes that depend on the ability of these cells to adapt their morphology to the physiological state of the individual...
January 17, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351582/sco2-mutations-cause-early-onset-axonal-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-associated-with-cellular-copper-deficiency
#8
Adriana P Rebelo, Dimah Saade, Claudia P Pereira, Amjad Farooq, Tyler C Huff, Lisa Abreu, Carlos T Moraes, Diana Mnatsakanova, Kathy Mathews, Hua Yang, Eric A Schon, Stephan Zuchner, Michael E Shy
Recessive mutations in the mitochondrial copper-binding protein SCO2, cytochrome c oxidase (COX) assembly protein, have been reported in several cases with fatal infantile cardioencephalomyopathy with COX deficiency. Significantly expanding the known phenotypic spectrum, we identified compound heterozygous variants in SCO2 in two unrelated patients with axonal polyneuropathy, also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 4. Different from previously described cases, our patients developed predominantly motor neuropathy, they survived infancy, and they have not yet developed the cardiomyopathy that causes death in early infancy in reported patients...
January 16, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351434/cub-domain-containing-protein-1-cdcp1-negatively-regulates-tgf%C3%AE-signaling-and-myofibroblast-differentiation
#9
Nina Noskovičová, Katharina Heinzelmann, Gerald Burgstaller, Jürgen Behr, Oliver Eickelberg
Fibroblasts are thought to be the prime cell type for producing and secreting extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins in the connective tissue. The profibrotic cytokine, transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGFβ1) activates and transdifferentiates fibroblasts into αSMA-expressing myofibroblasts, which exhibit increased ECM secretion, in particular collagens. Little information, however, exists about cell-surface molecules on fibroblasts that mediate this transdifferentiation process. We recently identified, using unbiased cell-surface proteome analysis, Cub domain containing protein 1 (CDCP1) to be strongly downregulated by TGFβ1...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351269/bipolar-or-monopolar-transurethral-resection-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#10
Gabriel Inzunza, Gabriel Rada, Alejandro Majerson
INTRODUCTION: Transurethral resection is currently considered as standard endoscopic treatment for lower urinary tract obstruction due to benign hyperplasia under 80 cc. Monopolar resection loops has been traditionally used but bipolar energy has recently displaced precedent technology. The purpose of this summary is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of both technologies. METHODS: To answer this question we used Epistemonikos, the largest database of systematic reviews in health, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, among others...
January 17, 2018: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351250/a-gps-phase-locked-loop-performance-metric-based-on-the-phase-discriminator-output
#11
Stefan Stevanovic, Boris Pervan
We propose a novel GPS phase-lock loop (PLL) performance metric based on the standard deviation of tracking error (defined as the discriminator's estimate of the true phase error), and explain its advantages over the popular phase jitter metric using theory, numerical simulation, and experimental results. We derive an augmented GPS phase-lock loop (PLL) linear model, which includes the effect of coherent averaging, to be used in conjunction with this proposed metric. The augmented linear model allows more accurate calculation of tracking error standard deviation in the presence of additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) as compared to traditional linear models...
January 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351033/closing-the-loop-on-centralization-of-cleft-care-in-the-united-kingdom
#12
Andrew R Ness, Andrew R Wills, Andrea Waylen, Jackie Smallridge, Amanda J Hall, Debbie Sell, Jonathan R Sandy
OBJECTIVE: We highlight a major study that investigated the impact of reconfigured cleft care in the United Kingdom some 15 years after centralization. We argue that centralization as an intervention has a major impact on outcomes. SETTING: Audit clinics held in Cleft Centers in the United Kingdom. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS: Five-year-olds born between April 1, 2005, and March 31, 2007, with nonsyndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate. INTERVENTIONS: Centralization of cleft care...
February 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350958/double-weyl-phonons-in-transition-metal-monosilicides
#13
Tiantian Zhang, Zhida Song, A Alexandradinata, Hongming Weng, Chen Fang, Ling Lu, Zhong Fang
We employed ab initio calculations to identify a class of crystalline materials of MSi (M=Fe, Co, Mn, Re, Ru) having double-Weyl points in both their acoustic and optical phonon spectra. They exhibit novel topological points termed "spin-1 Weyl point" at the Brillouin zone center and "charge-2 Dirac point" at the zone corner. The corresponding gapless surface phonon dispersions are two helicoidal sheets whose isofrequency contours form a single noncontractible loop in the surface Brillouin zone. In addition, the global structure of the surface bands can be analytically expressed as double-periodic Weierstrass elliptic functions...
January 5, 2018: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350681/aav-9-mediated-phosphatase-1-inhibitor-1-overexpression-improves-cardiac-contractility-in-unchallenged-mice-but-is-deleterious-in-pressure-overload
#14
D M Schwab, L Tilemann, R Bauer, M Heckmann, A Jungmann, M Wagner, J Burgis, C Vettel, H A Katus, A El-Armouche, O J Müller
The downregulation of β-adrenergic receptors (β-AR) and decreased cAMP-dependent protein kinase activity in failing hearts results in decreased phosphorylation and inactivation of phosphatase-inhibitor-1 (I-1), a distal amplifier element of β-adrenergic signaling, leading to increased protein phosphatase 1 activity and dephosphorylation of key phosphoproteins, including phospholamban. Downregulated and hypophosphorylated I-1 likely contributes to β-AR desensitization; therefore its modulation is a promising approach in heart failure treatment...
January 19, 2018: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350420/over-expression-of-dec1-inhibits-myogenic-differentiation-by-modulating-myog-activity-in-bovine-satellite-cell
#15
Yongzhen Huang, Xinsheng Lai, Linyong Hu, Chuzhao Lei, Xianyong Lan, Chunlei Zhang, Yun Ma, Li Zheng, Yue-Yu Bai, Fengpeng Lin, Hong Chen
Differentiated embryo chondrocyte 1 (DEC1), a member of basic-helix-loop-helix transcription factor Bhlhe40, also called stimulated by retinoic acid 13, STRA13, plays an important role in the regulation of adipogenesis, tumorigenesis, peripheral circadian output, response to hypoxia and development of metabolic syndrome. Previous studies suggested that DEC1 was involved in skeletal muscle development; however, its precise role in myoblast differentiation has not been determined. In the present study, we showed that DEC1 expressed ubiquitously in different bovine tissues and was down-regulated in differentiated bovine satellite cells...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350254/sacubitril-valsartan-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-a%C3%A2-retrospective-cohort-study
#16
R De Vecchis, C Ariano, G Di Biase, M Noutsias
BACKGROUND: The combination drug sacubitril/valsartan was reported to be superior to enalapril in reducing all-cause death, cardiovascular mortality, and heart failure (HF) hospitalizations in patients with cardiac insufficiency and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFREF) with NYHA class II-IV. METHODS: Our retrospective cohort study aimed to assess the effects of sacubitril/valsartan in addition to a beta-blocker and mineral receptor antagonist (MRA) in a group of HFREF patients with NYHA class II-III HF vs...
January 19, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348530/time-inside-the-mutant-selection-window-as-a-predictor-of-staphylococcal-resistance-to-linezolid
#17
Kamilla N Alieva, Elena N Strukova, Maria V Golikova, Yury A Portnoy, Stephen H Zinner, Alexander A Firsov
To explore if the time inside the mutant selection window (TMSW) is a reliable predictor of emergence of bacterial resistance to linezolid, mixed inocula of each of three methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains (MIC of linezolid 2 μg ml-1) and their previously selected resistant mutants (MIC 8 μg ml-1) were exposed to linezolid pharmacokinetics using an in vitro dynamic model. In five-day treatments simulated over a wide range of the 24-h area under the concentration-time curve (AUC24) to the MIC ratio, mutants resistant to 4 × MIC of antibiotic were enriched in a TMSW-dependent manner...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348460/fyn-promotes-mesenchymal-phenotypes-of-basal-type-breast-cancer-cells-through-stat5-notch2-signaling-node
#18
Ga-Hang Lee, Ki-Chun Yoo, Yoojeong An, Hae-June Lee, Minyoung Lee, Nizam Uddin, Min-Jung Kim, In-Gyu Kim, Yongjoon Suh, Su-Jae Lee
Basal type breast cancer is the most aggressive and has mesenchymal features with a high metastatic ability. However, the signaling node that determines the basal type features in breast cancer remains obscure. Here, we report that FYN among SRC family kinases is required for the maintenance of basal type breast cancer subtype. Importantly, FYN enhanced NOTCH2 activation in basal type breast cancer cells through STAT5-mediated upregulation of Jagged-1 and DLL4 NOTCH ligands, thereby contributed to mesenchymal phenotypes...
January 19, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348404/crystal-structure-of-an-assembly-intermediate-of-respiratory-complex-ii
#19
Pankaj Sharma, Elena Maklashina, Gary Cecchini, T M Iverson
Flavin is covalently attached to the protein scaffold in ~10% of flavoenzymes. However, the mechanism of covalent modification is unclear, due in part to challenges in stabilizing assembly intermediates. Here, we capture the structure of an assembly intermediate of the Escherichia coli Complex II (quinol:fumarate reductase (FrdABCD)). The structure contains the E. coli FrdA subunit bound to covalent FAD and crosslinked with its assembly factor, SdhE. The structure contains two global conformational changes as compared to prior structures of the mature protein: the rotation of a domain within the FrdA subunit, and the destabilization of two large loops of the FrdA subunit, which may create a tunnel to the active site...
January 18, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348367/a-pathway-for-mitotic-chromosome-formation
#20
Johan H Gibcus, Kumiko Samejima, Anton Goloborodko, Itaru Samejima, Natalia Naumova, Johannes Nuebler, Masato T Kanemaki, Linfeng Xie, James R Paulson, William C Earnshaw, Leonid A Mirny, Job Dekker
Mitotic chromosomes fold as compact arrays of chromatin loops. To identify the pathway of mitotic chromosome formation, we combined imaging and Hi-C of synchronous DT40 cell cultures with polymer simulations. We show that in prophase, the interphase organization is rapidly lost in a condensin-dependent manner and arrays of consecutive 60 kb loops are formed. During prometaphase ~80 kb inner loops are nested within ~400 kb outer loops. The loop array acquires a helical arrangement with consecutive loops emanating from a central spiral-staircase condensin scaffold...
January 18, 2018: Science
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