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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324945/a-comparative-study-of-pseudorandom-sequences-used-in-a-c-vep-based-bci-for-online-wheelchair-control
#1
Jonas Isaksen, Ali Mohebbi, Sadasivan Puthusserypady
In this study, a c-VEP based BCI system was developed to run on three distinctive pseudorandom sequences, namely the m-code, the Gold-code, and the Barker-code. The Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs) were provoked using these codes. In the online session, subjects controlled a LEGO(®) Mindstorms(®) robot around a fixed track. Choosing the optimal code proved a significant increase in accuracy (p<;0.00001) over the average performance. No single code proved significantly more accurate than the others (p=0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316423/comparison-and-evaluation-of-four-methods-for-extracting-dna-from-giardia-duodenalis-cysts-for-pcr-targeting-the-tpi-gene
#2
Akram Sepahvand, Nader Pestehchian, Hossein Ali Yousefi, Reza Pahlavan Gharehbaba
Giardia duodenalis is an intestinal flagellated protozoan and the common cause of gastrointestinal diseases in human. This parasite can be seen in two different forms in its life cycle including as cyst and trophozoite. Due to presence of resistant cyst wall, DNA extraction inhibitors along with artifact in stool specimens, this study was performed aiming to evaluate four methods for DNA extraction from G. duodenalis cysts. Seventy G. duodenalis positive stool specimens that were confirmed by light microscope were included in this study...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285223/transcriptome-based-analysis-on-carbon-metabolism-of-haematococcus-pluvialis-mutant-under-15-co2
#3
Ke Li, Jun Cheng, Hongxiang Lu, Weijuan Yang, Junhu Zhou, Kefa Cen
To elucidate the mechanism underlying the enhanced growth rate in the Haematococcus pluvialis mutated with (60)Co-γ rays and domesticated with 15% CO2, transcriptome sequencing was conducted to clarify the carbon metabolic pathways of mutant cells. The CO2 fixation rate of mutant cells increased to 2.57gL(-1)d(-1) under 15% CO2 due to the enhanced photosynthesis, carbon fixation, glycolysis pathways. The upregulation of PetH, ATPF0A and PetJ related to photosynthetic electron transport, ATP synthase and NADPH generation promoted the photosynthesis...
February 28, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284996/first-survey-of-cryptosporidium-giardia-and-enterocytozoon-in-diarrhoeic-children-from-wuhan-china
#4
Tao Wang, Yingying Fan, Anson V Koehler, Guangxu Ma, Tao Li, Min Hu, Robin B Gasser
Intestinal protozoan pathogens cause significant diarrhoeal diseases in children. However, to date, there has been limited genetic study of the intestinal pathogens Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Enterocytozoon in humans in China, with the exception of research in a small number of cities/provinces. In the present study, PCR-based tools were used to detect and characterise these protistan parasites from 500 children with a history of diarrhoea in Wuhan and environs, Hubei province, China. Genomic DNAs from faecal samples were screened for the particular protists by PCR utilising regions in the small subunit (SSU) of the nuclear ribosomal RNA, the 60kDa glycoprotein (gp60), the internal transcribed spacer of nuclear ribosomal DNA (ITS) and/or the triose phosphate isomerase (tpi) genes as genetic markers...
March 8, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270802/molecular-epidemiology-of-giardia-blastocystis-and-cryptosporidium-among-indigenous-children-from-the-colombian-amazon-basin
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Angie Sánchez, Marina Munoz, Natalia Gómez, Juan Tabares, Laura Segura, Ángela Salazar, Cristian Restrepo, Miguel Ruíz, Patricia Reyes, Yuchen Qian, Lihua Xiao, Myriam C López, Juan D Ramírez
The incidence and prevalence of intestinal parasites in children is most likely due to lack of natural or acquired resistance and differences in behavior and habits closely related to environmental and socioeconomic determinants. The most important protozoa that parasitize humans are Giardia, Entamoeba, Blastocystis, and Cryptosporidium. These parasites present wide intraspecific genetic diversity and subsequently classified into assemblages and subtypes. The Amazon basin is the largest in the world and is the fifth freshwater reserve on the planet...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259766/multispectral-uv-imaging-for-determination-of-the-tablet-coating-thickness
#6
Anna Novikova, Jens M Carstensen, J Axel Zeitler, Thomas Rades, Claudia S Leopold
The applicability of off-line multispectral ultraviolet (UV) imaging in combination with multivariate data analysis was investigated to determine the coating thickness and its distribution on the tablet surface during lab scale coating. The UV imaging results were compared with the weight gain measured for each individual tablet and the corresponding coating thickness and its distribution measured by terahertz pulsed imaging (TPI). Three different tablet formulations were investigated, two of which contained UV active tablet cores...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239292/assessing-the-efficacy-of-pef-treatments-for-improving-polyphenol-extraction-during-red-wine-vinifications
#7
Guillermo Saldaña, Guillermo Cebrián, María Abenoza, Cristina Sánchez-Gimeno, Ignacio Álvarez, Javier Raso
The influence of the electric field intensity and pulse width on the improvement of total polyphenol index (TPI) and colour intensity (CI) during extraction in an ethanolic solution (30%) and during fermentation-maceration has been investigated in different grape varieties: Grenache from two harvesting times, Syrah and Tempranillo. The aim of this study was to develop a procedure to establish the PEF treatment conditions that cause enough permeabilization in the skin cells of different grape varieties to obtain a significant improvement in the vinification process in terms of increment on the polyphenol content or reduction of maceration time...
February 2017: Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226793/a-comparative-study-of-pseudorandom-sequences-used-in-a-c-vep-based-bci-for-online-wheelchair-control
#8
Jonas Isaksen, Ali Mohebbi, Sadasivan Puthusserypady, Jonas Isaksen, Ali Mohebbi, Sadasivan Puthusserypady, Jonas Isaksen, Sadasivan Puthusserypady, Ali Mohebbi
In this study, a c-VEP based BCI system was developed to run on three distinctive pseudorandom sequences, namely the m-code, the Gold-code, and the Barker-code. The Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs) were provoked using these codes. In the online session, subjects controlled a LEGO(®) Mindstorms(®) robot around a fixed track. Choosing the optimal code proved a significant increase in accuracy (p<;0.00001) over the average performance. No single code proved significantly more accurate than the others (p=0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224194/mycoepoxydiene-suppresses-hela-cell-growth-by-inhibiting-glycolysis-and-the-pentose-phosphate-pathway
#9
Kehua Jin, Li Li, Xihuan Sun, Qingyan Xu, Siyang Song, Yuemao Shen, Xianming Deng
Upregulation of glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) is a major characteristic of the metabolic reprogramming of cancer and provides cancer cells with energy and vital metabolites to support their rapid proliferation. Targeting glycolysis and the PPP has emerged as a promising antitumor therapeutic strategy. Marine natural products are attractive sources for anticancer therapeutics, as evidenced by the antitumor drug Yondelis. Mycoepoxydiene (MED) is a natural product isolated from a marine fungus that has shown promising inhibitory efficacy against HeLa cells in vitro...
February 21, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222134/gis-based-landform-classification-of-bronze-age-archaeological-sites-on-crete-island
#10
Athanasios V Argyriou, Richard M Teeuw, Apostolos Sarris
Various physical attributes of the Earth's surface are factors that influence local topography and indirectly influence human behaviour in terms of habitation locations. The determination of geomorphological setting plays an important role in archaeological landscape research. Several landform types can be distinguished by characteristic geomorphic attributes that portray the landscape surrounding a settlement and influence its ability to sustain a population. Geomorphometric landform information, derived from digital elevation models (DEMs), such as the ASTER Global DEM, can provide useful insights into the processes shaping landscapes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187310/proteomic-analysis-of-liver-tissue-from-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-under-high-rearing-density-after-administration-of-dietary-vitamin-e-and-selenium-nanoparticles
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Mahdi Naderi, Saeed Keyvanshokooh, Amir Parviz Salati, Alireza Ghaedi
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of dietary vitamin E (vit E) and selenium nanoparticles (nanoSe) on liver proteome profile of rainbow trout under high density condition. To correlate the proteome modifications with physiological aspects, growth, serum metabolites (cortisol, glucose, lactate, ALT, AST, and ALP), and liver antioxidant-related parameters (SOD, GPx, CAT, and MDA) were also examined. A total of 1275 fish (average weight of 42.6±2.3g) were stocked into 12 tanks at a density of 80kgm(-3)...
February 4, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164522/detection-of-clostridium-difficile-in-fecal-specimens-a-comparative-evaluation-of-nucleic-acid-amplification-test-and-toxigenic-culture
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Shima Lotfian, Masoumeh Douraghi, Amir Aliramezani, Sedighe Ghourchian, Abdolfatah Sarrafnejad, Hojjat Zeraati
BACKGROUND: The available data regarding Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) in developing countries are scarce. This may be related in part to the complexity of anaerobic bacterial culture and/or cytotoxicity assays of C. difficile. Here, we evaluated the diagnostic efficacy of PCR in comparison with toxigenic culture for direct detection of conserved genes as well as toxin genes of C. difficile in fecal specimens of patients with clinical symptoms of CDI. METHODS: Loose or soft feces from 171 patients suspected of having C...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153698/insights-into-the-photo-induced-formation-of-reactive-intermediates-from-effluent-organic-matter-the-role-of-chemical-constituents
#13
Huaxi Zhou, Lushi Lian, Shuwen Yan, Weihua Song
In the present study, the formation of triplet states of organic matters ((3)OM(∗)) from effluent organic matter (EfOM) under simulated solar irradiation was investigated. EfOM was separated into hydrophobic (HPO), transphilic (TPI), and hydrophilic (HPI) components. The quantum yield coefficients (ƒTMP) of (3)OM(∗) were measured for each component and compared to those of reference natural organic matter (NOM). NaBH4 reduction was performed on the EfOM, and the effect of aromatic ketones moieties on triplet formation was also determined...
January 26, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126554/triosephosphate-isomerase-tpi-facilitates-the-replication-of-wssv-in-exopalaemon-carinicauda
#14
Fei Liu, Shihao Li, Guangxing Liu, Fuhua Li
Triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) is a vital enzyme in the glycolytic pathway, which can catalyze the interconversion of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate (GAP) and dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP). DHAP is involved in lipid metabolism and phospholipid synthesis. In order to know the role of TPI in WSSV infection to prawn, we cloned the full length cDNA of triosephosphate isomerase gene (EcTPI) from Exopalaemon carinicauda, and its function during WSSV infection was analyzed. EcTPI transcripts were widely distributed in all tissues, but showed relatively higher expression levels in the gill and epidermis...
January 23, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070894/a-phase-1-open-label-randomized-crossover-study-evaluating-the-bioavailability-of-tas-102-trifluridine-tipiracil-tablets-relative-to-an-oral-solution-containing-equivalent-amounts-of-trifluridine-and-tipiracil
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Carlos R Becerra, Kenichiro Yoshida, Hirokazu Mizuguchi, Manish Patel, Daniel Von Hoff
TAS-102 (trifluridine/tipiracil) is composed of an antineoplastic thymidine-based nucleoside analogue trifluridine (FTD), and a thymidine phosphorylase inhibitor, tipiracil (TPI), at a molar ratio of 1:0.5 (weight ratio, 1:0.471). A phase 1 study evaluated relative bioavailability of TAS-102 tablets compared with an oral solution containing equivalent amounts of FTD and TPI. In an open-label, 2-sequence, 3-period, crossover bioavailability study (part 1), patients 18 years or older with advanced solid tumors were randomized to receive TAS-102 tablets (60 mg; 3 × 20-mg tablets) on day 1 and TAS-102 oral solution (60 mg) on days 8 and 15, or the opposite sequence...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069205/study-of-a-laboratory-scaled-new-method-for-the-accelerated-continuous-ageing-of-wine-spirits-by-applying-ultrasound-energy
#16
M J Delgado-González, M M Sánchez-Guillén, M V García-Moreno, M C Rodríguez-Dodero, C García-Barroso, D A Guillén-Sánchez
During the ageing of brandies, many physicochemical processes take place involving the distilled spirit and the wood of the casks. Because of these reactions, the polyphenolic content of brandies and their content of organic acids increase with the ageing. These reactions are slow, and the ageing of high-quality brandies takes several years. In this paper, the development of a system that uses the circulation of the wine distillate through encapsulated American oak chips and the application of ultrasound energy with the aim of producing aged wine spirits has been carried out, and the influences of the operation variables over the characteristics of the produced drink have been measured...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049541/the-presence-of-giardia-intestinalis-in-donkeys-equus-asinus-in-china
#17
Xiao-Xuan Zhang, Fu-Kai Zhang, Fa-Cai Li, Jun-Ling Hou, Wen-Bin Zheng, Shuai-Zhi Du, Quan Zhao, Xing-Quan Zhu
BACKGROUND: Giardia intestinalis is one of the most important zoonotic enteric parasites. As no information regarding prevalence and genotype of G. intestinalis in donkeys (Equus asinus) in China is available, 181 faecal samples from 48 donkeys from Jilin Province, from 104 from Shandong Province and from 29 from Liaoning Province were examined between May and December 2015. FINDINGS: Twenty-eight (15.47%) out of 181 donkey samples were tested G. intestinalis-positive by nested amplification of the triosephosphate isomerase (tpi) gene...
January 3, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017653/measurement-of-the-intertablet-coating-uniformity-of-a-pharmaceutical-pan-coating-process-with-combined-terahertz-and-optical-coherence-tomography-in-line-sensing
#18
Hungyen Lin, Yue Dong, Daniel Markl, Bryan M Williams, Yalin Zheng, Yaochun Shen, J Axel Zeitler
We present in-line coating thickness measurements acquired simultaneously using 2 independent sensing modalities: terahertz pulsed imaging (TPI) and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Both techniques are sufficiently fast to resolve the coating thickness of individual pharmaceutical tablets in situ during the film coating operation, and both techniques are direct structural imaging techniques that do not require multivariate calibration. The TPI sensor is suitable to measure coatings greater than 50 μm and can penetrate through thick coatings even in the presence of pigments over a wide range of excipients...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004318/analysis-of-3d-prints-by-x-ray-computed-microtomography-and%C3%A2-terahertz-pulsed-imaging
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Daniel Markl, J Axel Zeitler, Cecilie Rasch, Maria Høtoft Michaelsen, Anette Müllertz, Jukka Rantanen, Thomas Rades, Johan Bøtker
PURPOSE: A 3D printer was used to realise compartmental dosage forms containing multiple active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) formulations. This work demonstrates the microstructural characterisation of 3D printed solid dosage forms using X-ray computed microtomography (XμCT) and terahertz pulsed imaging (TPI). METHODS: Printing was performed with either polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) or polylactic acid (PLA). The structures were examined by XμCT and TPI. Liquid self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system (SNEDDS) formulations containing saquinavir and halofantrine were incorporated into the 3D printed compartmentalised structures and in vitro drug release determined...
December 21, 2016: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999583/structural-basis-for-redox-regulation-of-cytoplasmic-and-chloroplastic-triosephosphate-isomerases-from-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Laura M López-Castillo, Pedro Jiménez-Sandoval, Noe Baruch-Torres, Carlos H Trasviña-Arenas, Corina Díaz-Quezada, Samuel Lara-González, Robert Winkler, Luis G Brieba
In plants triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) interconverts glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate (G3P) and dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP) during glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, and the Calvin-Benson cycle. The nuclear genome of land plants encodes two tpi genes, one gene product is located in the cytoplasm and the other is imported into the chloroplast. Herein we report the crystal structures of the TPIs from the vascular plant Arabidopsis thaliana (AtTPIs) and address their enzymatic modulation by redox agents. Cytoplasmic TPI (cTPI) and chloroplast TPI (pdTPI) share more than 60% amino acid identity and assemble as (β-α)8 dimers with high structural homology...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
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