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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822329/changes-in-gluteal-muscle-forces-with-alteration-of-footstrike-pattern-during-running
#1
Charles Nathan Vannatta, Thomas W Kernozek, Naghmeh Gheidi
Gait retraining is a common form of treatment for running related injuries. Proximal factors at the hip have been postulated as having a role in the development of running related injuries. How altering footstrike affects hip muscles forces and kinematics has not been described. Thus, we aimed to quantify differences in hip muscle forces and hip kinematics that may occur when healthy runners are instructed to alter their foot strike pattern from their habitual rear-foot strike to a forefoot strike. This may gain insight on the potential etiology and treatment methods of running related lower extremity injury...
August 9, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822327/improvements-in-balance-control-in-individuals-with-pcs-detected-following-vestibular-training-a-case-study
#2
Alyssa Prangley, Mathew Aggerholm, Michael Cinelli
Concussed individuals have been found to experience balance deficits in the anterior-posterior (AP) direction as indicated by greater Center of Pressure (COP) displacement and velocity. One possible reason for this change in balance control could be due to damage to the lateral vestibulospinal tract which sends signals to control posterior muscles, specifically ankle extensors leading to compensatory torques about the ankle. The purpose of the study was to quantify balance assessments in individuals experiencing persistent post-concussion symptoms (PCS) to determine balance control changes following a vestibular training intervention...
August 8, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822300/drinking-water-to-reduce-alcohol-craving-a-randomized-controlled-study-on-the-impact-of-ghrelin-in-mediating-the-effects-of-forced-water-intake-in-alcohol-addiction
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Anne Koopmann, Katharina Lippmann, Rilana Schuster, Iris Reinhard, Patrick Bach, Georg Weil, Marcella Rietschel, Stephanie H Witt, Klaus Wiedemann, Falk Kiefer
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that ghrelin is involved in the pathophysiology of alcohol use disorders, affecting alcohol self-administration and craving. Gastric ghrelin secretion is reduced by stomach distension. We now tested the hypothesis whether the clinically well-known effects of high-volume water intake on craving reduction in alcoholism is mediated by acute changes in ghrelin secretion. METHODS: In this randomized human laboratory study, we included 23 alcohol-dependent male inpatient subjects who underwent alcohol cue exposure...
August 5, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822288/two-sides-of-the-coin-part-2-colloid-and-surface-science-meets-real-biointerfaces
#4
Barry W Ninham, Kåre Larsson, Pierandrea Lo Nostro
Part 1 revisited developments in lipid and surfactant self assembly over the past 40 years [1]. New concepts emerged. Here we explore how these developments can be used to make sense of and bring order to a range of complex biological phenomena. Together with Part 1, this contribution is a fundamental revision of intuition at the boundaries of Colloid Science and Biological interfaces from a perspective of nearly 50 years. We offer new insights on a unified treatment of self assembly of lipids, surfactants and proteins in the light of developments presented in Part 1...
August 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822261/revelation-of-susceptibility-differences-due-to-hg-ii-accumulation-in-streptococcus-pyogenes-against-cx-agnps-and-cefixime-by-atomic-force-microscopy
#5
Wasia Rasheed, Muhammad Raza Shah, Samina Perveen, Shakil Ahmed, Sami Uzzaman
Solution based method for the formation of chemically modified silver nanoparticles (CX-AgNPs) using Cefixime as stabilizing and reducing agent was developed. The CX-AgNPs were characterized by AFM, UV-visible, FT-IR and MALDI-TOF MS. Bactericidal efficiency of CX-AgNPs and Cefixime against Streptococcus pyogenes was evaluated. Afterwards, susceptibility differences of Streptococcus pyogenes due to accumulation of Hg(II) against CX-AgNPs and Cefixime were estimated and validated through Atomic force microscopy...
August 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822231/preoperative-halo-gravity-traction-for-severe-thoracic-kyphoscoliosis-patients-from-tibet-radiographic-correction-pulmonary-function-improvement-nursing-and-complications
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Xiaojin Li, Liwen Zeng, Xiaoyin Li, Xuexia Chen, Caixia Ke
BACKGROUND This study investigated the outcomes of preoperative HGT as an adjunct treatment for severe thoracic kyphoscoliosis, its role in radiographic correction, and pulmonary function improvement, together with nursing strategy and incidence of complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eleven patients with a mean age of 18.8 years were retrospectively reviewed. Inclusion criteria were: patients with severe kyphoscoliosis (coronal Cobb angle and kyphosis angle ≥80°); duration of HGT ≥8 weeks; patients undergoing HGT for at least 12 h per day; traction weight no less than 40% of body weight; and patients not receiving physical therapies...
August 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822015/experimental-periodontitis-in-the-potentialization-of-the-effects-of-immobilism-in-the-skeletal-striated-muscle
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Marcela Aparecida Leite, Tatiane Morgenstern de Mattia, Camila Mayumi Martin Kakihata, Bruna Martinazzo Bortolini, Pedro Henrique de Carli Rodrigues, Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini, Rose Meire Costa Brancalhão, Lucinéia de Fátima Chasko Ribeiro, Carlos Augusto Nassar, Patrícia Oehlmeyer Nassar
This study aims to evaluate if ligature-induced periodontitis can potentiates the deleterious effects of immobilization in the skeletal striated muscle, contributing to the development of muscle atrophy due to disuse. Forty Wistar rats were divided into four groups: (1) Control Group (CG), (2) Periodontal Disease (PDG), (3) Immobilized (IG), and (4) Immobilized with Periodontal Disease (IPDG). Periodontal disease was induced for 30 days, with ligature method, and the immobilization was performed with cast bandage for 15 days...
August 18, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821971/multiscale-mechanics-of-the-cervical-facet-capsular-ligament-with-particular-emphasis-on-anomalous-fiber-realignment-prior-to-tissue-failure
#8
Sijia Zhang, Vahhab Zarei, Beth A Winkelstein, Victor H Barocas
The facet capsular ligaments encapsulate the bilateral spinal facet joints and are common sources of painful injury due to afferent innervation. These ligaments exhibit architectural complexity, which is suspected to contribute to the experimentally observed lack of co-localization between macroscopic strain and microstructural tissue damage. The heterogeneous and multiscale nature of this ligament, combined with challenges in experimentally measuring its microscale mechanics, hinders the ability to understand sensory mechanisms under normal or injurious loading...
August 18, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821864/nanomechanics-of-multidomain-neuronal-cell-adhesion-protein-contactin-revealed-by-single-molecule-afm-and-smd
#9
K Mikulska-Ruminska, A J Kulik, C Benadiba, I Bahar, G Dietler, W Nowak
Contactin-4 (CNTN4) is a complex cell adhesion molecule (CAM) localized at neuronal membranes, playing a key role in maintaining the mechanical integrity and signaling properties of the synapse. CNTN4 consists of six immunoglobulin C2 type (IgC2) domains and four fibronectin type III (FnIII) domains that are shared with many other CAMs. Mutations in CNTN4 gene have been linked to various psychiatric disorders. Toward elucidating the response of this modular protein to mechanical stress, we studied its force-induced unfolding using single molecule atomic force microscopy (smAFM) and steered molecular dynamics (SMD) simulations...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821849/the-preparation-and-application-of-a-graphene-based-hybrid-flame-retardant-containing-a-long-chain-phosphaphenanthrene
#10
Wenhua Chen, Yuansen Liu, Pengju Liu, Changan Xu, Yuan Liu, Qi Wang
A novel hybrid flame retardant combining graphene oxide (GO) with long-chain phosphaphenanthrene was fabricated via surface grafting reaction. Taking advantageous of the double barrier effects, including the physical shield contributed by graphene nanoplates during the initial stage and the chemical char contributed by phosphaphenanthrene during the later stage, greatly decreased the release rate of decomposed volatiles from the resin, as well as minimized the release of oxygen and combustion heat. Hence, such hybrid flame retardant can overcome the shortcomings of early acid catalyzed degradation effects caused by conventional flame retardants containing phosphorus...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821842/direct-learning-hidden-excited-state-interaction-patterns-from-ab-initio-dynamics-and-its-implication-as-alternative-molecular-mechanism-models
#11
Fang Liu, Likai Du, Dongju Zhang, Jun Gao
The excited states of polyatomic systems are rather complex, and often exhibit meta-stable dynamical behaviors. Static analysis of reaction pathway often fails to sufficiently characterize excited state motions due to their highly non-equilibrium nature. Here, we proposed a time series guided clustering algorithm to generate most relevant meta-stable patterns directly from ab initio dynamic trajectories. Based on the knowledge of these meta-stable patterns, we suggested an interpolation scheme with only a concrete and finite set of known patterns to accurately predict the ground and excited state properties of the entire dynamics trajectories, namely, the prediction with ensemble models (PEM)...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821826/osteocyte-regulation-of-orthodontic-force-mediated-tooth-movement-via-rankl-expression
#12
Ayumi Shoji-Matsunaga, Takehito Ono, Mikihito Hayashi, Hiroshi Takayanagi, Keiji Moriyama, Tomoki Nakashima
Orthodontic tooth movement is achieved by the remodeling of the alveolar bone surrounding roots of teeth. Upon the application of orthodontic force, osteoclastic bone resorption occurs on the compression side of alveolar bone, towards which the teeth are driven. However, the molecular basis for the regulatory mechanisms underlying alveolar bone remodeling has not been sufficiently elucidated. Osteoclastogenesis is regulated by receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL), which is postulated to be expressed by the cells surrounding the tooth roots...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821728/dynamic-weight-bearing-analysis-is-effective-for-evaluation-of-tendinopathy-using-a-customized-corridor-with-multi-directional-force-sensors-in-a-rat-model
#13
Po-Ting Wu, Chieh-Hsiang Hsu, Fong-Chin Su, I-Ming Jou, Shih-Yao Chen, Chao-Liang Wu, Wei-Ren Su, Li-Chieh Kuo
Few studies discuss kinetic changes in tendinopathy models. We propose a customized corridor to evaluate dynamic weight bearing (DWB) and shearing forces. Sixty rats were randomly given ultrasound-assisted collagenase injections (Collagenase rats) or needle punctures (Control rats) in their left Achilles tendons, and then evaluated 1, 4, and 8 weeks later. The Collagenase rats always had significantly (p < 0.001) higher histopathological and ultrasound feature scores than did the Controls, significantly lower DWB values in the injured than in the right hindlimbs, and compensatorily higher (p < 0...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821587/drift-induced-selection-between-male-and-female-heterogamety
#14
Carl Veller, Pavitra Muralidhar, George W A Constable, Martin A Nowak
Evolutionary transitions between male and female heterogamety are common in both vertebrates and invertebrates. Theoretical studies of these transitions have found that, when all genotypes are equally fit, continuous paths of intermediate equilibria link the two sex chromosome systems. This observation has led to a belief that neutral evolution along these paths can drive transitions, and that arbitrarily small fitness differences among sex chromosome genotypes can determine the system to which evolution leads...
August 16, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821484/measurement-and-mathematical-characterization-of-cell-level-pharmacokinetics-of-antibody-drug-conjugates-a-case-study-with-trastuzumab-vc-mmae
#15
Aman P Singh, Dhaval K Shah
The main objective of this work was to understand and mathematically characterize the cellular disposition of a tool ADC, trastuzumab-vc-MMAE (T-vc-MMAE). Towards this goal, three different analytical methods were developed to measure the concentrations of different ADC related analytes in the media and cell lysate. An LC-MS/MS method was developed to quantify unconjugated drug (i.e. MMAE) concentrations, a forced deconjugation method was developed to quantify total drug concentrations, and an ELISA method was developed to quantify total antibody (i...
August 18, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821472/surgical-findings-and-outcomes-in-premenopausal-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-oophorectomy-a-multicenter-review-from-the-fellows-pelvic-research-network
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Lara F B Harvey, Vandana G Abramson, Jimena Alvarez, Christopher Destephano, Hye-Chun Hur, Katherine Lee, Patricia Mattingly, Beau Park, Carolyn Piszczek, Farinaz Seifi, Mallory Stuparich, Amanda Yunker
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Since publication of the Suppression of Ovarian Function Trial (SOFT) data, some women with premenopausal breast cancer have been recommended to undergo bilateral oophorectomy to facilitate breast cancer treatment with aromatase inhibitors. These women may be at higher risk of occult abdominal pathology than the general population. Our objective is to describe the procedures performed, intra-abdominal findings, and surgical pathology of this population. DESIGN: Multi-center retrospective chart review...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821431/bacillus-thuringiensis-cyt2aa2-binding-on-lipid-cholesterol-bilayer-depends-on-protein-concentration-and-time
#17
Sudarat Tharad, Alberto Moreno-Cencerrado, Öykü Üzülmez, Boonhiang Promdonkoy, Jose L Toca-Herrera
Bacillus thuringiensis is a bacterium known for its bioinsecticide properties. Besides Cry toxins, B. thuringiensis also produces cytolytic proteins (Cyt) that show toxicity against dipteran insect larvae. Two different models have been proposed in order to explain the interaction mechanism of the cytolytic protein Cyt2Aa2 on lipid membranes: pore-forming and detergent-like action. Here we report on the interaction of Cyt2Aa2 with lipid/cholesterol bilayers at early stage as a function of protein concentration...
August 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821423/enhanced-post-wash-retention-of-combed-dna-molecules-by-varying-multiple-combing-parameters
#18
Hemendra Yadav
Recent advances in genomics have created a need for efficient techniques for deciphering information hidden in various genomes. Single molecule analysis is one such technique to understand molecular processes at single molecule level. Fiber- FISH performed with the help of DNA combing can help us in understanding genetic rearrangements and changes in genome at single DNA molecule level. For performing Fiber-FISH we need high retention of combed DNA molecules post wash as Fiber-FISH requires profuse washing...
August 15, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821132/the-effect-of-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-on-poly-pseudo-rotaxane-nanoparticles-self-assembled-by-protoporphyrin-modified-poly-ethylene-glycol-for-anticancer-drug-delivery
#19
Taotao Xu, Junhua Li, Jun Cao, Wenxia Gao, Li Li, Bin He
Poly(pseudo)rotaxane (PPR) nanoparticles was facilely prepared using poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) modified with protoporphyrin (PpIX) and α-cyclodextrin (α-CD) via host-guest interaction, the effect of α-CD number on the nanoparticle properties was investigated. The PEG with protoporphyrin (PEG-PpIX) end capping was synthesized via coupling reaction and the poly(pseudo)rotaxane nanoparticles with different amount of α-CD were fabricated by host-guest interaction between mPEG-PpIX and α-CDs. The final product was characterized by nuclear magnetic spectrum ((1)H NMR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscope (AFM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821110/unraveling-the-reaction-mechanism-of-silver-ions-reduction-by-chitosan-from-so-far-neglected-spectroscopic-features
#20
Ana Patrícia Carapeto, Ana Maria Ferraria, Ana Maria Botelho do Rego
Metallic silver nanoparticles were synthesized in aqueous solution using chitosan, as both reducing and stabilizing agent, and AgNO3 as silver precursor aiming the production of solid ultra-thin films. A systematic characterization of the resulting system as a function of the initial concentrations was performed. The combination of UV-vis absorption - and its quantitative analysis - with X-ray photoelectron spectra, light scattering measurements and atomic force microscopy allowed obtaining a rational picture of silver reduction mechanism through the identification of the nature of the formed reduced/oxidized species...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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