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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213971/mass-turnover-and-recovery-dynamics-of-a-diverse-australian-continental-radiation
#1
Ian G Brennan, Paul M Oliver
Trends in global and local climate history have been linked to observed macroevolutionary patterns across a variety of organisms. These climatic pressures may unilaterally or asymmetrically influence the evolutionary trajectory of clades. To test and compare signatures of changing global (Eocene-Oligocene boundary cooling) and continental (Miocene aridification) environments on a continental fauna, we investigated the macroevolutionary dynamics of one of Australia's most diverse endemic radiations, pygopodoid geckos...
February 18, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213243/multi-residue-analysis-of-36-priority-and-emerging-pollutants-in-marine-echinoderms-holothuria-tubulosa-and-marine-sediments-by-solid-liquid-extraction-followed-by-dispersive-solid-phase-extraction-and-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-analysis
#2
J Martín, A Zafra-Gómez, F Hidalgo, A J Ibáñez-Yuste, E Alonso, J L Vilchez
Marine echinoderms are filter-feeding invertebrates widely distributed along the coasts, and which are therefore extensively exposed to anthropogenic xenobiotics. They can serve as good sentinels for monitoring a large variety of contaminants in marine ecosystems. In this context, a multi-residue analytical method has been validated and applied to Holothuria tubulosa specimens and marine sediments for the determination of 36 organic compounds, which belong to some of the most problematic groups of emerging and priority pollutants (perfluoroalkyl compounds, estrogens, parabens, benzophenones, plasticizers, surfactants, brominated flame retardants and alkylphenols)...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213176/lc-ms-ms-assay-for-the-simultaneous-quantitation-of-the-atm-inhibitor-az31-and-the-atr-inhibitor-azd6738-in-mouse-plasma
#3
Brian F Kiesel, Jeffrey C Shogan, Madani Rachid, Robert A Parise, Frank P Vendetti, Christopher J Bakkenist, Jan H Beumer
The ATM kinase inhibitor AZ31 and ATR kinase inhibitor AZD6738 are in various phases of preclinical and clinical evaluation for their ability to potentiate chemoradiation. To support the preclinical evaluation of their pharmacokinetics, we developed and validated an LC-MS/MS assay for the simultaneous quantification of AZ31 and AZD6738 in mouse plasma. A "dilute and shoot" method was used to precipitate proteins from a sample volume of 50μL. Chromatographic separation was achieved using a Phenomenex Polar-RP column and a gradient mobile phase consisting of methanol-water with 0...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213171/13c-labeling-analysis-of-sugars-by-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-for-metabolic-flux-analysis
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Sébastien Acket, Anthony Degournay, Franck Merlier, Brigitte Thomasset
Metabolic flux analysis is particularly complex in plant cells because of highly compartmented metabolism. Analysis of free sugars is interesting because it provides data to define fluxes around hexose, pentose, and triose phosphate pools in different compartment. In this work, we present a method to analyze the isotopomer distribution of free sugars labeled with carbon 13 using a liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry, without derivatized procedure, adapted for Metabolic flux analysis. Our results showed a good sensitivity, reproducibility and better accuracy to determine isotopic enrichments of free sugars compared to our previous methods [5, 6]...
February 14, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212810/chromosomal-instability-analysis-and-regional-tumor-heterogeneity-in-colon-cancer
#5
Vincenza Barresi, Sergio Castorina, Nicolò Musso, Carmela Capizzi, Tonia Luca, Giovanna Privitera, Daniele Filippo Condorelli
Chromosomal instability (CIN) is classically defined as an increase in the rate at which numerical or structural chromosomal aberrations are acquired in a cancer cell. The number of somatic copy number abnormalities (CNAs) revealed by high resolution genomic array can be considered as a surrogate marker for CIN, but several points, related to sample processing and data analysis, need to be standardized. In this work we analyzed 51 CRC samples and matched normal mucosae by whole genome SNP arrays and compared different bioinformatics tools in order to identify broad (>25% of a chromosomal arm) and focal somatic copy number abnormalities (BCNAs and FCNAs respectively)...
January 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212136/impact-of-different-values-of-prosthesis-patient-mismatch-on-outcome-in-male-patients-with-aortic-valve-replacement
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Vito A Mannacio, Luigi Mannacio, Anita Antignano, Giovanni B Pinna, Raffaele Giordano, Michele Mottola, Gabriele Iannelli
AIMS: Mortality and left ventricular mass (LVM) recovery/regression after aortic valve replacement in patients with prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) is controversial. This study evaluated the impact of different values of indexed effective orifice area (EOAi) in male patients on mortality and indexed LVM (ILVM) recovery/regression. METHOD: The study recruited 376 male patients with and without PPM after aortic valve replacement with different EOAi cut-off values...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211480/visualisation-of-abscisic-acid-and-12-oxo-phytodienoic-acid-in-immature-phaseolus-vulgaris-l-seeds-using-desorption-electrospray-ionisation-imaging-mass-spectrometry
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Hirofumi Enomoto, Takuya Sensu, Kei Sato, Futoshi Sato, Thanai Paxton, Emi Yumoto, Koji Miyamoto, Masashi Asahina, Takao Yokota, Hisakazu Yamane
The plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) and the jasmonic acid related-compound 12-oxo-phytodienoic acid (OPDA) play crucial roles in seed development, dormancy, and germination. However, a lack of suitable techniques for visualising plant hormones has restricted the investigation of their biological mechanisms. In the present study, desorption electrospray ionisation-imaging mass spectrometry (DESI-IMS), a powerful tool for visualising metabolites in biological tissues, was used to visualise ABA and OPDA in immature Phaseolus vulgaris L...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211302/is-c1-lateral-mass-screw-placement-safe-for-the-chinese-indians-and-malays-an-analysis-of-180-computed-tomography-scans
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C K Lee, T S Tan, Cyw Chan, M K Kwan
INTRODUCTION: C1 lateral mass (C1LM) screw is a common procedure in spine surgery. However, related studies are lacking in Asia. We aim to determine the safety of C1LM screw for the Chinese, Indians, and Malays. METHODS: Three-dimensional computed tomographies of 180 subjects (60 from each ethnic) were analyzed. The length and angulations of C1LM screw and the location of internal carotid artery (ICA) in relation to C1LM were assessed and classified according to the classification by Murakami et al...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210732/monodispersed-sub-5-0-nm-ptcu-nanoalloys-as-enhanced-bifunctional-electrocatalysts-for-oxygen-reduction-reaction-and-ethanol-oxidation-reaction
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Taiyang Liu, Kai Wang, Qiang Yuan, Zebin Shen, Ye Wang, Qinghong Zhang, Xun Wang
The development of effective electrocatalysts with enhanced activity and stability for both the anode and the cathode reaction in fuel cells still remains a challenge. Here, we report a one-pot route to prepare monodispersed, uniform sub-5.0 nm PtCu alloy polyhedra with a narrow size distribution. These PtCu alloy polyhedra exhibit enhanced electrocatalytic activity for both cathode and anode reactions as compared to the commercial Pt/C catalyst under alkaline conditions. The specific activity and mass activity on Pt68Cu32 nanoalloys are 15 and 2...
February 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209442/the-maturation-state-of-the-auditory-nerve-and-brainstem-in-rats-exposed-to-lead-acetate-and-supplemented-with-ferrous-sulfate
#10
Fernanda Zucki, Thais C Morata, Josilene L Duarte, Maria Cecília F Ferreira, Manoel H Salgado, Kátia F Alvarenga
INTRODUCTION: The literature has reported the association between lead and auditory effects, based on clinical and experimental studies. However, there is no consensus regarding the effects of lead in the auditory system, or its correlation with the concentration of the metal in the blood. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the maturation state of the auditory system, specifically the auditory nerve and brainstem, in rats exposed to lead acetate and supplemented with ferrous sulfate...
January 23, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209058/rare-sugar-syrup-containing-d-allulose-but-not-high-fructose-corn-syrup-maintains-glucose-tolerance-and-insulin-sensitivity-partly-via-hepatic-glucokinase-translocation-in-wistar-rats
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Tomoya Shintani, Takako Yamada, Noriko Hayashi, Tetsuo Iida, Yasuo Nagata, Nobuaki Ozaki, Yukiyasu Toyoda
Ingestion of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is associated with the risk of both diabetes and obesity. Rare sugar syrup (RSS) has been developed by alkaline isomerization of HFCS and has anti-obesity and anti-diabetic effects. However, the influence of RSS on glucose metabolism has not been explored. We investigated whether long-term administration of RSS maintains glucose tolerance and whether the underlying mechanism involves hepatic glucokinase translocation. Wistar rats were administered water, RSS, or HFCS in drinking water for 10 weeks, and then evaluated for glucose tolerance, insulin tolerance, liver glycogen content, and subcellular distribution of liver glucokinase...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208657/fto-genotype-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-spatial-analysis-and-meta-analysis-of-62-case-control-studies-from-different-regions
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Ying Yang, Boyang Liu, Wei Xia, Jing Yan, Huan-Yu Liu, Ling Hu, Song-Mei Liu
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a global health problem that results from the interaction of environmental factors with genetic variants. Although a number of studies have suggested that genetic polymorphisms in the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene are associated with T2DM risk, the results have been inconsistent. To investigate whether FTO polymorphisms associate with T2DM risk and whether this association is region-related, we performed this spatial analysis and meta-analysis. More than 60,000 T2DM patients and 90,000 controls from 62 case-control studies were included in this study...
February 11, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208462/beyond-flory-theory-distribution-functions-for-interacting-lattice-trees
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Angelo Rosa, Ralf Everaers
While Flory theories [J. Isaacson and T. C. Lubensky, J. Physique Lett. 41, 469 (1980)JPSLBO0302-072X10.1051/jphyslet:019800041019046900; M. Daoud and J. F. Joanny, J. Physique 42, 1359 (1981)JOPQAG0302-073810.1051/jphys:0198100420100135900; A. M. Gutin et al., Macromolecules 26, 1293 (1993)MAMOBX0024-929710.1021/ma00058a016] provide an extremely useful framework for understanding the behavior of interacting, randomly branching polymers, the approach is inherently limited. Here we use a combination of scaling arguments and computer simulations to go beyond a Gaussian description...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208379/prediction-of-the-moments-in-advection-diffusion-lattice-boltzmann-method-i-truncation-dispersion-skewness-and-kurtosis
#14
Irina Ginzburg
The effect of the heterogeneity in the soil structure or the nonuniformity of the velocity field on the modeled resident time distribution (RTD) and breakthrough curves is quantified by their moments. While the first moment provides the effective velocity, the second moment is related to the longitudinal dispersion coefficient (k_{T}) in the developed Taylor regime; the third and fourth moments are characterized by their normalized values skewness (Sk) and kurtosis (Ku), respectively. The purpose of this investigation is to examine the role of the truncation corrections of the numerical scheme in k_{T}, Sk, and Ku because of their interference with the second moment, in the form of the numerical dispersion, and in the higher-order moments, by their definition...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208325/one-loop-diagrams-in-the-random-euclidean-matching-problem
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Carlo Lucibello, Giorgio Parisi, Gabriele Sicuro
The matching problem is a notorious combinatorial optimization problem that has attracted for many years the attention of the statistical physics community. Here we analyze the Euclidean version of the problem, i.e., the optimal matching problem between points randomly distributed on a d-dimensional Euclidean space, where the cost to minimize depends on the points' pairwise distances. Using Mayer's cluster expansion we write a formal expression for the replicated action that is suitable for a saddle point computation...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208276/single-drop-solution-electrode-discharge-induced-cold-vapor-generation-coupling-to-matrix-solid-phase-dispersion-a-robust-approach-for-sensitive-quantification-of-total-mercury-distribution-in-fish
#16
Qian Chen, Yao Lin, Yunfei Tian, Li Wu, Lu Yang, Xiandeng Hou, Chengbin Zheng
Sensitive quantification of mercury distribution in fish is challenging because of insufficient sensitivities of conventional analytical methods, the limited mass of organs (tens of micrograms to several milligrams), and dilution of analyte concentration from sample digestion. In this work, a simple and robust approach coupling multiwall carbon nanotubes assisted matrix solid-phase dispersion (MWCNTs-MSPD) to single-drop solution electrode glow discharge-induced cold vapor generation (SD-SEGD-CVG) was developed for the sensitive determination of mercury in limited amount of sample...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208265/effect-of-nanoemitters-on-suppressing-the-formation-of-metal-adduct-ions-in-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#17
Jun Hu, Qi-Yuan Guan, Jiang Wang, Xiao-Xiao Jiang, Zeng-Qiang Wu, Xing-Hua Xia, Jing-Juan Xu, Hong-Yuan Chen
In the work, we showed that the use of nanoemitters (tip dimension <1 μm, typically ∼100 nm) could dramatically reduce the nonspecific metal adduction to peptide or protein ions as well as improve the matrix tolerance of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). The proton-enriched smaller initial droplets are supposed to have played a significant role in suppressing the formation of metal adduct ions in nanoemitters. The proton-enrichment effect in the nanoemitters is related to both the exclusion-enrichment effect (EEE) and the ion concentration polarization effect (ICP effect), which permit the molecular ions to be regulated to protonated ones...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208116/factors-determining-left-main-coronary-artery-luminal-area
#18
Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, Peter M Bittenbender, Haikady N Nagaraja, Omar Kahaly, Jennifer A Dickerson, Subha V Raman, Ernest L Mazzaferri, Charles A Bush
BACKGROUND: A certain minimal luminal cross-sectional area has been traditionally used in clinical practice as a cut-off value to determine severity of left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis. The severity of stenosis, however, depends on the baseline luminal area (ie, area prior to stenosis), which may vary among individuals. The present study was undertaken to define normal LMCA luminal area using current technology in vivo. METHODS: LMCA luminal area was determined using multislice computed tomography coronary angiography...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205246/pharmacokinetics-of-valnemulin-after-intravenous-intramuscular-and-oral-administration-in-layer-chickens
#19
F Sun, R Fan, J Wang, L Xiong, J Shen, S Zhang, X Cao
The pharmacokinetic characteristics of valnemulin in layer chickens were studied after single intravenous, intramuscular, and oral administration at a dose of 15 mg/kg body weight. Plasma samples at certain time points were collected and the drug concentrations in them by ultra high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS). The concentration-time data for each individual were plotted by noncompartmental analysis for the whole three routes. Following intravenous administration, the plasma concentration showed tiny fluctuation...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203556/complete-mesocolic-excision-in-right-hemicolectomy-comparison-between-hand-assisted-laparoscopic-and-open-approaches
#20
Qin-Song Sheng, Zhe Pan, Jin Chai, Xiao-Bin Cheng, Fan-Long Liu, Jin-Hai Wang, Wen-Bin Chen, Jian-Jiang Lin
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the feasibility, safety, and technical strategies of hand-assisted laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision (HAL-CME) and to compare oncological outcomes between HAL-CME and the open approach (O-CME) for right colon cancers. METHODS: Patients who were scheduled to undergo a right hemicolectomy were divided into HAL-CME and O-CME groups. Measured outcomes included demographic variables, perioperative parameters, and follow-up data. Demographic variables included age, sex distribution, body mass index (BMI), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification, previous abdominal surgery, tumor localization, and potential comorbidities...
February 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
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