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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440613/constructing-a-heterostructural-lini0-4mn1-6o4-%C3%AE-material-from-concentration-gradient-framework-to-significantly-improve-its-cycling-performance
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Fang Lian, Fan Zhang, Lin Yang, Leilei Ma, Yadi Li
A heterostructural LiNi0.35Mn1.65O4-δ-LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 was achieved via constructing the concentration-gradient material with an average composition of LiNi0.4Mn1.6O4-δ. The as-obtained samples have been characterized by the cross sectional scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry (EDS) that the core material LiNi0.35Mn1.65O4-δ is encapsulated completely by a concentration-gradient shell with the outmost layer of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4. Demonstrated by high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis with low-energy Ar neutral beam etching method, the structurally stable P4332 phase on the surface coordinates the high conductive Fd-3m phase in the bulk without any detectable interface...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439073/in-vitro-developmental-ability-of-ovine-oocytes-following-intracytoplasmic-injection-with-freeze-dried-spermatozoa
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Maite Olaciregui, Victoria Luño, Paula Domingo, Noelia González, Lydia Gil
Freeze-drying (FD) is a new and alternative method to preserve spermatozoa in refrigeration or at room temperature. Suitable protection is required to maintain the sperm DNA integrity during the whole process and storage. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of rosmarinic acid and storage temperature on the DNA integrity of freeze-dried ram sperm. In addition, we evaluated the in vitro developmental ability to the blastocyst stage of oocytes injected with freeze-dried sperm. Ram sperm was freeze-dried in basic medium and in this medium supplemented with 105 µM rosmarinic acid...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439028/bgp-15-prevents-the-death-of-neurons-in-a-mouse-model-of-familial-dysautonomia
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Sarah B Ohlen, Magdalena L Russell, Michael J Brownstein, Frances Lefcort
Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type III, or familial dysautonomia [FD; Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) 223900], affects the development and long-term viability of neurons in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and retina. FD is caused by a point mutation in the gene IKBKAP/ELP1 that results in a tissue-specific reduction of the IKAP/ELP1 protein, a subunit of the Elongator complex. Hallmarks of the disease include vasomotor and cardiovascular instability and diminished pain and temperature sensation caused by reductions in sensory and autonomic neurons...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437483/quantitative-microvascular-analysis-of-retinal-venous-occlusions-by-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Nicole Koulisis, Alice Y Kim, Zhongdi Chu, Anoush Shahidzadeh, Bruce Burkemper, Lisa C Olmos de Koo, Andrew A Moshfeghi, Hossein Ameri, Carmen A Puliafito, Veronica L Isozaki, Ruikang K Wang, Amir H Kashani
PURPOSE: To quantitatively evaluate the retinal microvasculature in human subjects with retinal venous occlusions (RVO) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional, observational case series. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty subjects (84 eyes) were included (20 BRVO, 14 CRVO, 24 unaffected fellow eyes, and 26 controls). METHODS: OCTA was performed on a prototype, spectral domain-OCTA system in the 3x3mm central macular region...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431964/microvillus-specific-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-sap-1-plays-a-role-in-regulating-the-intestinal-paracellular-transport-of-macromolecules
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Shingo Mori, Noriyasu Kamei, Yoji Murata, Kozo Takayama, Takashi Matozaki, Mariko Takeda-Morishita
The stomach cancer associated protein tyrosine phosphatase 1 (SAP-1) is a receptor-type protein tyrosine phosphatase that is specifically expressed on the apical membrane of the intestinal epithelium. SAP-1 is known to maintain the balance of phosphorylation of proteins together with protein kinases, however, its biological function and impact on pharmacokinetics in the intestine remain unclear. The present study, therefore, aimed to clarify the relationship between SAP-1 and the intestinal absorption behaviors of typical transporter substrates and macromolecules...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429522/globotriaosylsphingosine-induces-oxidative-dna-damage-in-cultured-kidney-cells
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Giovana Brondani Biancini, Ana Moira Morás, Luiza Steffens Reinhardt, Franciele Faccio Busatto, Nathalia Denise de Moura Sperotto, Jenifer Saffi, Dinara Jaqueline Moura, Roberto Giugliani, Carmen Regla Vargas
Fabry disease (FD) is a lysosomal disorder caused by mutations leading to a deficient activity α-galactosidase A with progressive and systemic accumulation of its substrates. Substrates deposition is related to tissue damage in FD, but the underlying molecular mechanisms remain not completely understood. DNA damage has been associated with disease progression in chronic diseases and was recently described in high levels in Fabry patients. Once renal complications are major morbidity causes in FD, we investigated the effects of the latest biomarker for FD - globotriaosylsphingosine (lyso-Gb3) in a cultured renal lineage - human embryonic kidney cells (HEK-293 T) - on DNA damage...
June 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428604/in-vitro-cavity-and-crown-preparations-and-direct-restorations-a-comparison-of-performance-at-the-start-and-end-of-the-fd-programme
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F J T Burke, V Ravaghi, L Mackenzie, N Priest, H C Falcon
Aim To assess the performance and thereby the progress of the FDs when they carried out a number of simulated clinical exercises at the start and at the end of their FD year.Methods A standardised simulated clinical restorative dentistry training exercise was carried out by a group of 61 recently qualified dental graduates undertaking a 12 months' duration foundation training programme in England, at both the start and end of the programme. Participants completed a Class II cavity preparation and amalgam restoration, a Class IV composite resin restoration and two preparations for a porcelain-metal full crown...
April 21, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427865/dynamics-and-energetics-of-cyanobacterial-photosystem-i-ferredoxin-complexes-in-different-redox-states
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Pierre Sétif, Risa Mutoh, Genji Kurisu
Fast turnover of ferredoxin/Fd reduction by photosystem-I/PSI requires that it dissociates rapidly after it has been reduced by PSI:Fd intracomplex electron transfer. The rate constants of Fd dissociation from PSI have been determined by flash-absorption spectroscopy with different combinations of cyanobacterial PSIs and Fds, and different redox states of Fd and of the terminal PSI acceptor (FAFB). Newly obtained values were derived firstly from the fact that the dissociation constant between PSI and redox-inactive gallium-substituted Fd increases upon (FAFB) reduction and secondly from the characterization and elucidation of a kinetic phase following intracomplex Fd reduction to binding of oxidized Fd to PSI, a process which is rate-limited by the foregoing dissociation of reduced Fd from PSI...
April 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423540/correlations-between-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-ivim-parameters-and-histological-findings-in-rectal-cancer-preliminary-results
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Alexey Surov, Hans Jonas Meyer, Anne-Kathrin Höhn, Curd Behrmann, Andreas Wienke, Rolf Peter Spielmann, Nikita Garnov
Our purpose was to correlate different intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM), histopathological and clinical parameters in rectal cancer. 17 patients with histologically proven rectal cancer investigated on a 3.T device were included into the study. DWI was performed using a multi-slice single-shot echo-planar imaging sequence with b values of 0, 50, 200, 500 and 1000 s/mm.2 A polygonal region of interest was drawn within the tumors on every b image. The following parameters were retrieved from IVIM: apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), true diffusion (D), pseudo diffusion coefficient (D*), perfusion factor (f), and relative perfusion f·D*...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423481/prevalence-of-gastric-motility-disorders-in-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia
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Haruki Asano, Toshihiko Tomita, Kumiko Nakamura, Takahisa Yamasaki, Takuya Okugawa, Takashi Kondo, Tomoaki Kono, Katsuyuki Tozawa, Yoshio Ohda, Tadayuki Oshima, Hirokazu Fukui, Kazuhito Fukushima, Shozo Hirota, Jiro Watari, Hiroto Miwa
Background/Aims: Gastric motility abnormalities have been considered to be pathophysiological features of functional dyspepsia (FD) that are closely related to dyspepsia symptoms, especially postprandial distress syndrome (PDS). The aims of this study are to (1) investigate the prevalence of gastric motility disorders and (2) evaluate the association between gastric motility abnormalities and dyspeptic symptoms using gastric scintigraphy in the PDS type of FD. Methods: Forty healthy subjects and 94 PDS type FD patients were enrolled in the study...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422887/epigastric-symptoms-of-gallbladder-dyskinesia-mistaken-for-functional-dyspepsia-retrospective-observational-study
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Sung Won Jung, Min Sun Joo, Hyun Chang Choi, Sung Ill Jang, Young Sik Woo, Jin Bae Kim, Sang Hoon Park, Myung Seok Lee
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a constellation of epigastric symptoms originating in the gastroduodenal region without organic and metabolic cause. However, similar confounding symptoms can also appear in patients with gallbladder (GB) dyskinesia. Therefore, symptoms of GB dyskinesia may be mistaken for FD. We aimed to identify GB dyskinesia as a cause of FD symptoms compatible with the Rome IV criteria and the need for an evaluation of GB function in patients with FD symptoms.We investigated information of patients with FD symptoms who underwent a quantitative Tc-diisoproyl iminodiacetic acid cholescintigraphy (DISIDA scan) through electronic medical records, and GB dyskinesia was judged to be the cause of the FD symptoms if the symptoms disappeared as GB function normalized on the follow-up DISIA scan in patient with decreased GB function on the initial DISIDA scan...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422330/genetic-relationships-among-female-fertility-disorders-female-fertility-traits-and-productivity-of-holstein-dairy-cows-in-the-early-lactation-period
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E Gernand, S König
Fertility health disorders from the early lactation period including retained placenta (REPLA), metritis (MET), corpus luteum persistence (CLP), anoestria/acyclia (AOEAC) and ovarial cysts (OC), as well as overall disease categories (disorders during the postpartal period (DPP), ovary infertility (OINF), overall trait definition "fertility disorders" (FD)), were used to estimate genetic (co)variance components with female fertility and test-day traits. The disease data set comprised 25,142 Holstein cows from parities 1, 2 and 3 resulting in 43,584 lactations...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Zeitschrift Für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419119/plasma-ghrelin-level-and-plasma-ghrelin-obestatin-ratio-are-related-to-intestinal-metaplasia-in-elderly-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia
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Su Hwan Kim, Ji Won Kim, Junsu Byun, Ji Bong Jeong, Byeong Gwan Kim, Kook Lae Lee
BACKGROUND: Whether plasma ghrelin/obestatin levels are associated with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, subtypes of functional dyspepsia (FD), and gastric mucosal histology has not yet been established in elderly patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether plasma ghrelin and obestatin levels are related to gastric mucosal histology, H. pylori infection, and FD subtypes in elderly patients with FD. METHODS: Ninety-two patients diagnosed with FD and older than 60 years (median age 69...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418811/hypertrabeculated-left-ventricular-myocardium-in-relationship-to-myocardial-function-and-fibrosis-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Nadine Kawel-Boehm, Robyn L McClelland, Filip Zemrak, Gabriella Captur, W Gregory Hundley, Chia-Ying Liu, James C Moon, Steffen E Petersen, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, João A C Lima, David A Bluemke
Purpose To determine if excess greater left ventricle (LV) trabeculation is associated with decreased average regional myocardial function, diffuse fibrosis, or both. Materials and Methods This was a HIPAA-compliant institutional board approved multicenter study, and all participants provided written informed consent. Participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) underwent a comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) examination. LV trabeculation was measured with the maximal apical fractal dimension (FD), which is a marker of endocardial complexity...
April 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417336/treatment-of-depression-in-adults-with-fabry-disease
#15
Nadia Ali, Scott Gillespie, Dawn Laney
Fabry disease (FD) is a genetic X-linked, multisystemic, progressive lysosomal storage disorder (LSD). Depression has emerged as a disease complication, with prevalence estimates ranging from 15 to 62%. This is a pilot study examining the effects of psychological counseling for depression in FD on depression, adaptive functioning (AF), quality of life (QOL), and subjective pain experience. Telecounseling was also piloted, as it has beneficial effects in other chronic diseases which make in-person counseling problematic...
April 18, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416437/the-ct-based-fractal-analysis-of-trabecular-bone-structure-may-help-in-detecting-decreased-quality-of-bone-prior-to-urgent-spinal-procedures
#16
Marcin Czyz, Arion Kapinas, James Holton, Renata Pyzik, Bronek M Boszczyk, Nasir A Quraishi
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: To date no reliable method is available to determine the parameters of bone density based on the routine spinal CT in the emergency setup. We propose the use of fractal analysis to detect patients with poor quality of bone prior to urgent or semi-urgent spinal procedures. PURPOSE: To validate the hypothesis that the CT-based fractal analysis of the trabecular bone structure may help in detecting patients with poor quality of bone prior to urgent spinal procedures...
April 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410897/efficient-production-of-antibody-fab-fragment-by-transient-gene-expression-in-insect-cells
#17
Keita Mori, Hirotsugu Hamada, Takafumi Ogawa, Yuki Ohmuro-Matsuyama, Tomohisa Katsuda, Hideki Yamaji
Transient gene expression allows a rapid production of diverse recombinant proteins in early-stage preclinical and clinical developments of biologics. Insect cells have proven to be an excellent platform for the production of functional recombinant proteins. In the present study, the production of an antibody Fab fragment by transient gene expression in lepidopteran insect cells was investigated. The DNA fragments encoding heavy-chain (Hc; Fd fragment) and light-chain (Lc) genes of an Fab fragment were individually cloned into the plasmid vector pIHAneo, which contained the Bombyx mori actin promoter downstream of the B...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405322/specific-dyspeptic-symptoms-are-associated-with-poor-response-to-therapy-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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A D'Alessandro, F P Zito, M Pesce, P Andreozzi, E Efficie, M Cargiolli, F Maione, G D De Palma, R Cuomo, G Sarnelli
INTRODUCTION: In patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), co-existence of functional dyspepsia (FD) is known to be associated with poor response to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), but the contribution of specific dyspepsia symptoms has not yet been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to characterize the impact of dyspepsia symptoms on response to PPIs in patients with GORD. METHODS: The enrolled subjects were consecutive patients with a diagnosis of GORD...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405313/artificial-rearing-influences-the-morphology-permeability-and-redox-state-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-of-low-and-normal-birth-weight-piglets
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Hans Vergauwen, Jeroen Degroote, Sara Prims, Wei Wang, Erik Fransen, Stefaan De Smet, Christophe Casteleyn, Steven Van Cruchten, Joris Michiels, Chris Van Ginneken
BACKGROUND: In this study the physiological implications of artificial rearing were investigated. Low (LBW) and normal birth weight (NBW) piglets were compared as they might react differently to stressors caused by artificial rearing. In total, 42 pairs of LBW and NBW piglets from 16 litters suckled the sow until d19 of age or were artificially reared starting at d3 until d19 of age. Blood and tissue samples that were collected after euthanasia at 0, 3, 5, 8 and 19 d of age. Histology, ELISA, and Ussing chamber analysis were used to study proximal and distal small intestine histo-morphology, proliferation, apoptosis, tight junction protein expression, and permeability...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404798/alterations-of-functional-connectivity-of-the-motor-cortex-in-fabry-disease-an-rs-fmri-study
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Sirio Cocozza, Antonio Pisani, Gaia Olivo, Francesco Saccà, Lorenzo Ugga, Eleonora Riccio, Silvia Migliaccio, Vincenzo Brescia Morra, Arturo Brunetti, Mario Quarantelli, Enrico Tedeschi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the presence of functional connectivity (FC) alterations of the motor circuits in patients with Fabry disease (FD) and their possible correlation with clinical variables with a resting-state (RS) fMRI analysis. METHODS: In our cross-sectional study, 32 patients with FD with genetically confirmed classic diagnosis of FD (12 men, mean age 43.3 ± 12.2 years) were enrolled along with 35 healthy controls (HCs) of comparable age and sex (14 men, mean age 42...
April 12, 2017: Neurology
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