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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103623/metabolic-inflexibility-with-obesity-and-the-effects-of-fenofibrate-on-skeletal-muscle-fatty-acid-oxidation
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Kristen E Boyle, Jacob E Friedman, Rachel C Janssen, Chantal Underkofler, Joseph A Houmard, Neda Rasouli
This study was designed to investigate mechanisms of lipid metabolic inflexibility in human obesity and the ability of fenofibrate (FENO) to increase skeletal muscle fatty acid oxidation (FAO) in primary human skeletal muscle cell cultures (HSkMC) exhibiting metabolic inflexibility. HSkMC from 10 lean and 10 obese, insulin resistant subjects were treated with excess fatty acid for 24 h (24hFA) to gauge lipid-related metabolic flexibility. Metabolically inflexible HSkMC from obese individuals were then treated with 24hFA in combination with FENO to determine effectiveness for increasing FAO...
January 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103587/magnetoresistance-and-hall-resistivity-of-semimetal-wte2-ultrathin-flakes
#2
Xin Luo, Chi Fang, Caihua Wan, Jialin Cai, Yong Liu, Xiufeng Han, Zhihong Lu, Rui Xiong, Zhongming Zeng
This article reports the characterization of WTe<sub>2</sub> ultrathin flakes devices with characterization of magnetoresistance and Hall resistivity. We found that ultrathin flakes of WTe<sub>2</sub> do not exhibit magnetoresistance saturation when subject to high fields, in a manner similar to their bulk characteristic. The linearity of Hall resistivity in our devices could confirm the compensation of electrons and holes. By relating experimental results to a classic two-band model, we demonstrate that the lower magnetoresistance values may be caused by decreased carrier mobility in our samples...
January 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103562/a-decision-support-system-for-tele-monitoring-copd-related-worrisome-events
#3
Mario Merone, Claudio Pedone, Giuseppe Capasso, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Paolo Soda
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a preventable, treatable and slowly progressive disease, whose course is aggravated by a periodic worsening of symptoms and lung function lasting for several days. The development of home telemonitoring systems has made possible to collect symptoms and physiological data in electronic records, boosting the development of decision support systems (DSSs). Current DSSs work with physiological measurements collected by means of several measuring and communication devices as well as with symptoms gathered by questionnaires submitted to COPD subjects...
January 17, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103489/enhanced-degradation-of-organic-contaminants-in-water-by-peroxydisulfate-coupled-with-bisulfite
#4
Chengdu Qi, Xitao Liu, Yang Li, Chunye Lin, Jun Ma, Xiaowan Li, Huijuan Zhang
In this study, the bisulfite-peroxydisulfate system (S(IV)/PDS) widely used in polymerization was innovatively applied for organic contaminants degradation in water. The addition of S(IV) into PDS system remarkably enhanced the degradation efficiency of bisphenol A (BPA, a frequently detected endocrine disrupting chemical in the environments) from 17.0% to 84.7% within 360 min. The degradation efficiency of BPA in the S(IV)/PDS system followed pseudo-first-order kinetics, with rate constant values ranging from 0...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103436/directional-charge-carrier-transport-in-oriented-benzodithiophene-covalent-organic-framework-thin-films
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Dana D Medina, Michiel L Petrus, Askhat N Jumabekov, Johannes T Margraf, Simon Weinberger, Julian M Rotter, Timothy Clark, Thomas Bein
Charge carrier transport in oriented COF thin films is an important factor for realizing COF-based optoelectronic devices. We describe how highly oriented electron-donating BDT-COF thin films serve as a model system for a directed charge transport study. Oriented BDT-COF films were deposited on different electrodes with excellent control over film roughness and topology, allowing for high quality electrode-COF interfaces suitable for device fabrication. Hole-only devices were constructed to study the columnar hole-mobility of the BDT-COF films...
January 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103421/structure-of-the-arabidopsis-thaliana-nadph-cytochrome-p450-reductase-2-atr2-provides-insight-into-its-function
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Guoqi Niu, Shun Zhao, Lei Wang, Wei Dong, Lin Liu, Yikun He
Members of the cytochrome P450 family catalyze a variety of monooxygenase reactions, and for the eukaryotic membrane-bound members, NADPH is typically used as the reducing agent. The flavoprotein NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR) enables electron transfer from NADPH to cytochrome P450 via its flavin cofactors. ATR2 is one of the two authentic CPR genes in the genome of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, and its product has been physiologically and kinetically characterized. Here, we report the 2.3-Å structure of ATR2 and find that the position of the two flavin cofactors differs from that of other known CPR structures...
January 19, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103390/physicochemical-property-and-oxidative-stability-of-whey-protein-concentrate-multiple-nanoemulsion-containing-fish-oil
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Jae-Young Hwang, Ho-Kyung Ha, Mee-Ryung Lee, Jin Wook Kim, Hyun-Jin Kim, Won-Jae Lee
The objectives of this research were to produce whey protein concentrate (WPC) multiple nanoemulsion (MNE) and to study how whey protein concentration level and antioxidant type affected the physicochemical properties and oxidative stability of fish oil in MNE. The morphological and physicochemical characteristics of MNE were investigated by using transmission electron microscopy and particle size analyzer, respectively. The oxidative stability of fish oil in MNEs was assessed by measuring peroxide value (PV), p-anisidine value, and volatile compounds...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103387/self-administered-health-literacy-instruments-for-people-with-diabetes-systematic-review-of-measurement-properties
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Eun-Hyun Lee, Chun-Ja Kim, Jiyeon Lee, Seung Hei Moon
AIMS: The aims of this study were to identify all available self-administered instruments measuring health literacy in people with diabetes and to determine the current instrument that is the most appropriate for applying to this population in both practice and research. DESIGN: A systematic review of measurement properties. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL electronic databases from their inception up to 28 March 28 2016. REVIEW METHOD: The methodological quality of each included study was assessed using the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments checklist...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103327/isolation-characterization-and-evaluation-of-collagen-from-jellyfish-rhopilema-esculentum-kishinouye-for-use-in-hemostatic-applications
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Xiaochen Cheng, Ziyu Shao, Chengbo Li, Lejun Yu, Mazhar Ali Raja, Chenguang Liu
Hemostat has been a crucial focus since human body is unable to control massive blood loss, and collagen proves to be an effective hemostat in previous studies. In this study, collagen was isolated from the mesoglea of jellyfish Rhopilema esculentum Kishinouye and its hemostatic property was studied. The yields of acid-soluble collagen (ASC) and pepsin-soluble (PSC) were 0.12% and 0.28% respectively. The SDS-PAGE patterns indicated that the collagen extracted from jellyfish mesoglea was type I collagen. The lyophilized jellyfish collagen sponges were cross-linked with EDC and interconnected networks in the sponges were revealed by scanning electron microscope (SEM)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103323/the-complete-genome-sequence-of-a-second-distinct-betabaculovirus-from-the-true-armyworm-mythimna-unipuncta
#10
Robert L Harrison, Daniel L Rowley, Joseph Mowery, Gary R Bauchan, David A Theilmann, George F Rohrmann, Martin A Erlandson
The betabaculovirus originally called Pseudaletia (Mythimna) sp. granulovirus #8 (MyspGV#8) was examined by electron microscopy, host barcoding PCR, and determination of the nucleotide sequence of its genome. Scanning and transmission electron microscopy revealed that the occlusion bodies of MyspGV#8 possessed the characteristic size range and morphology of betabaculovirus granules. Barcoding PCR using cytochrome oxidase I primers with DNA from the MyspGV#8 collection sample confirmed that it had been isolated from the true armyworm, Mythimna unipuncta (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and therefore was renamed MyunGV#8...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103268/direct-observation-of-enhanced-nitric-oxide-in-a-murine-model-of-diabetic-nephropathy
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Margien G S Boels, Ernst E H van Faassen, M Cristina Avramut, Johan van der Vlag, Bernard M van den Berg, Ton J Rabelink
Uncoupling of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) secondary to redox signaling is a central mechanism in endothelial and macrophage activation. To date studies on the production of nitric oxide (NO) during the development of diabetic complications show paradoxical results. We previously showed that recoupling eNOS by increasing the eNOS cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) could restore endothelial function and prevent kidney injury in experimental kidney transplantation. Here, we employed a diabetic mouse model to investigate the effects of diabetes on renal tissue NO bioavailability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103132/functional-gains-in-energy-and-cell-metabolism-after-tspo-gene-insertion
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Guo-Jun Liu, Ryan J Middleton, Winnie Wai-Ying Kam, David Y Chin, Claire R Hatty, Ronald H Y Chan, Richard B Banati
Recent loss-of-function studies in tissue-specific as well as global Tspo (Translocator Protein 18 kDa) knockout mice have not confirmed its long assumed indispensability for the translocation of cholesterol across the mitochondrial inter-membrane space, a rate-limiting step in steroid biosynthesis. Instead, recent studies in global Tspo knockout mice indicate that TSPO may play a more fundamental role in cellular bioenergetics, which may include the indirect down-stream regulation of transport or metabolic functions...
January 19, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103109/impaired-spermatogenesis-in-the-twitcher-mouse-a-morphological-evaluation-from-the-seminiferous-tubules-to-epididymal-transit
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Alice Luddi, Martina Gori, Laura Crifasi, Camilla Marrocco, Giuseppe Belmonte, Elvira Costantino-Ceccarini, Piomboni Paola
: Spermatogenesis is a complex process of proliferation and differentiation during male germ cell development whereby undifferentiated spermatogonial germ cells evolve into maturing spermatozoa. In this developmental process the interactions between different cell types are finely regulated, hence any disruption in these relationships leads to male infertility. The twitcher mouse, the murine model of Krabbe disease, is characterized by deficiency of galactosylceramidase, an enzyme also involved in the metabolism of the galactosyl-alkyl-acyl-glycerol, the precursor of sulfogalactosyl-alkyl-acyl-glycerol, the most abundant glycolipid in spermatozoa...
January 19, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103072/community-health-records-establishing-a-systematic-approach-to-improving-social-and-physical-determinants-of-health
#14
Deryk Van Brunt
To systematically improve population health in the United States, community health records (CHRs) must be defined, developed, and implemented. Like electronic and personal health records, CHRs have both unique and overlapping information. CHRs contain data about communities, including the social, physical, and lifestyle determinants of health. These records will serve to complement electronic and personal health records to provide a more complete view of population health, allowing stakeholders to target community health and quality-of-life interventions in a data-driven and evidence-based manner, establishing the basis from which organizations can develop a systematic approach to improving community health...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103047/anionic-head-containing-oxacalix-2-arene-2-triazines-synthesis-and-anion-%C3%AF-directed-self-assembly-in-solution-and-solid-state
#15
Rui-Bin Xu, Qi-Qiang Wang, Yu-Fei Ao, Zhi-Yan Li, Zhi-Tang Huang, De-Xian Wang
A series of oxacalix[2]arene[2]triazines bearing one anionic head such as carboxylate, sulfonate, sulfate, and phosphate were synthesized. With the anionic head and complementary V-shape electron-deficient cavity, these macrocycles can serve as dual building units, and their anion-π directed self-assembly was investigated. The formation of oligomeric aggregates in solution was revealed by nuclear magnetic resonance, dynamic light scattering, and mass spectroscopy. Crystal structures further confirmed chainlike assembly formation directed by anion-π interactions...
January 19, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103041/substituent-effects-on-the-absorption-and-fluorescence-properties-of-anthracene
#16
Salsabil Abou-Hatab, Vincent A Spata, Spiridoula Matsika
Substitution can be used to efficiently tune the photophysical properties of chro- mophores. In this study, we examine the effect of substituents on the absorption and fluorescence properties of anthracene. The effects of mono-, di-, and quad- substitution of electron donating and withdrawing functional groups were explored. In addition, the influence of donor-acceptor substituent pair and the position of substitution were in- vestigated. Eleven functional groups were varied on positions 1, 2 and 9 of anthracene, and on position 6 of 2-methoxyanthracene and 2-carboxyanthracene...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103038/near-full-composition-range-high-quality-gaas1-xsbx-nanowires-grown-by-molecular-beam-epitaxy
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Lixia Li, Dong Pan, Yongzhou Xue, Xiaolei Wang, Miaoling Lin, Dan Su, Qinglin Zhang, Xuezhe Yu, Hyok So, Dahai Wei, Baoquan Sun, PingHeng Tan, Anlian Pan, Jianhua Zhao
Here we report on the Ga self-catalyzed growth of near full-composition-range energy-gap-tunable GaAs1-xSbx nanowires by molecular-beam epitaxy. GaAs1-xSbx nanowires with different Sb content are systematically grown by tuning the Sb and As fluxes, and the As background. We find that GaAs1-xSbx nanowires with low Sb content can be grown directly on Si (111) substrates (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.60) and GaAs nanowire stems (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.50) by tuning the Sb and As fluxes. To obtain GaAs1-xSbx nanowires with x ranging from 0...
January 19, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103036/paramagnetic-enhancement-of-nuclear-spin-spin-coupling
#18
Peter John Cherry, Syed Awais Rouf, Juha Vaara
We present a derivation and computations of the paramagnetic enhancement of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spin-spin coupling, which may be expressed in terms of the hyperfine coupling (HFC) and (for systems with multiple unpaired electrons) zero-field splitting (ZFS) tensors. This enhancement is formally analogous to the hyperfine contributions to the NMR shielding tensor as formulated by Kurland and McGarvey. The significance of the spin-spin coupling enhancement is demonstrated by using a combination of density-functional theory and correlated ab initio calculations, to determine the HFC and ZFS tensors, respectively, for two paramagnetic 3d metallocenes, a Cr(II)(acac) 2 complex, a Co(II) pyrazolylborate complex, and a lanthanide system, Gd-DOTA...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103031/-watching-the-dark-state-in-ultrafast-nonadiabatic-photoisomerization-process-of-a-light-driven-molecular-rotary-motor
#19
Xiaojuan Pang, Xueyan Cui, Deping Hu, Chenwei Jiang, Di Zhao, Zhenggang Lan, Fu-Li Li
Photoisomerization dynamics of a light-driven molecular rotary motor, 9-(2-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-cyclopenta[a]naphthalen-1-ylidene)-9H-fluorene, is investigated with trajectory surface-hopping dynamics at the semi-empirical OM2/MRCI level. The rapid population decay of the S1 excited state for the M isomer is observed, with two different decay timescales (500 fs and 1.0 ps). By weighting the contributions of fast and slow decay trajectories, the averaged lifetime of the S1 excited state is about 710 fs. The calculated quantum yield of the M-to-P photoisomerization of this molecular rotary motor is about 59...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103030/reactivity-of-cyclopentadienyl-molybdenum-compounds-towards-formic-acid-structural-characterization-of-cpmo-pme3-co-2h-cpmo-pme3-2-co-h-cpmo-%C3%AE-o-%C3%AE-o2ch-2-and-cp-mo-%C3%AE-o-%C3%AE-o2ch-2
#20
Michelle C Neary, Gerard Parkin
The molecular structures of CpMo(PMe3)(CO)2H and CpMo(PMe3)2(CO)H have been determined by X-ray diffraction, thereby revealing four-legged piano-stool structures in which the hydride ligand is trans to CO. However, in view of the different nature of the four basal ligands, the geometries of CpMo(PMe3)(CO)2H and CpMo(PMe3)2(CO)H deviate from that of an idealized four-legged piano stool, such that the two ligands that are orthogonal to the trans H-Mo-CO moiety are displaced towards the hydride ligand. While Cp(R)Mo(PMe3)3-x(CO)xH (Cp(R) = Cp, Cp*; x = 1, 2, 3) are catalysts for the release of H2 from formic acid, the carbonyl derivatives, Cp(R)Mo(CO)3H, are also observed to form dinuclear formate compounds, namely, [Cp(R)Mo(μ-O)(μ-O2CH)]2...
January 19, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
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