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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732394/surface-charge-effects-on-the-electro-orientation-of-insulating-boron-nitride-nanotubes-in-aqueous-suspension
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Semih Cetindag, Bishnu Tiwari, Dongyan Zhang, Yoke Khin Yap, Sangil Kim, Jerry W Shan
The alignment of hexagonal boron-nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) in aqueous KCl solutions under spatially uniform electric fields was examined experimentally, using direct optical visualization to probe the orientation dynamics of individual BNNTs for different electric-field frequencies. Different from most previously studied nanowires and nanotubes, BNNTs are wide-bandgap materials which are essentially insulating at room temperature. We analyze the electro-orientation of BNNTs in the general context of polarizable cylindrical particles in liquid suspensions, whose behavior can fall into different regimes, including alignment due to Maxwell-Wagner induced dipoles at high frequencies, and alignment due to fluid motion of the electrical double layer around the particles at lower frequencies...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732035/vaccine-induced-immune-responses-against-both-gag-and-env-improve-control-of-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-replication-in-rectally-challenged-rhesus-macaques
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Mauricio A Martins, Young C Shin, Lucas Gonzalez-Nieto, Aline Domingues, Martin J Gutman, Helen S Maxwell, Iris Castro, Diogo M Magnani, Michael Ricciardi, Nuria Pedreño-Lopez, Varian Bailey, Dillon Betancourt, John D Altman, Matthias Pauthner, Dennis R Burton, Benjamin von Bredow, David T Evans, Maoli Yuan, Christopher L Parks, Keisuke Ejima, David B Allison, Eva Rakasz, Glen N Barber, Saverio Capuano, Jeffrey D Lifson, Ronald C Desrosiers, David I Watkins
The ability to control lentivirus replication may be determined, in part, by the extent to which individual viral proteins are targeted by the immune system. Consequently, defining the antigens that elicit the most protective immune responses may facilitate the design of effective HIV-1 vaccines. Here we vaccinated four groups of rhesus macaques with a heterologous vector prime/boost/boost/boost (PBBB) regimen expressing the following simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) genes: env, gag, vif, rev, tat, and nef (Group 1); env, vif, rev, tat, and nef (Group 2); gag, vif, rev, tat, and nef (Group 3); or vif, rev, tat, and nef (Group 4)...
July 21, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730469/optogenetic-control-of-ras-erk-signaling-using-the-phy-pif-system
#3
Alexander G Goglia, Maxwell Z Wilson, Daniel B DiGiorno, Jared E Toettcher
The Ras/Erk signaling pathway plays a central role in diverse cellular processes ranging from development to immune cell activation to neural plasticity to cancer. In recent years, this pathway has been widely studied using live-cell fluorescent biosensors, revealing complex Erk dynamics that arise in many cellular contexts. Yet despite these high-resolution tools for measurement, the field has lacked analogous tools for control over Ras/Erk signaling in live cells. Here, we provide detailed methods for one such tool based on the optical control of Ras activity, which we call "Opto-SOS...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729533/common-brain-structure-findings-across-children-with-varied-reading-disability-profiles
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Mark A Eckert, Kenneth I Vaden, Amanda B Maxwell, Stephanie L Cute, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Virginia W Berninger
Dyslexia is a developmental disorder in reading that exhibits varied patterns of expression across children. Here we examined the degree to which different kinds of reading disabilities (defined as profiles or patterns of reading problems) contribute to brain morphology results in Jacobian determinant images that represent local brain shape and volume. A matched-pair brain morphometry approach was used to control for confounding from brain size and research site effects in this retrospective multi-site study of 134 children from eight different research sites...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729104/no-225-management-guidelines-for-obstetric-patients-and-neonates-born-to-mothers-with-suspected-or-probable-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars
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Cynthia Maxwell, Alison McGeer, Kin Fan Young Tai, Mathew Sermer
OBJECTIVE: This document summarizes the limited experience of SARS in pregnancy and suggests guidelines for management. OUTCOMES: Cases reported from Asia suggest that maternal and fetal outcomes are worsened by SARS during pregnancy. EVIDENCE: Medline was searched for relevant articles published in English from 2000 to 2007. Case reports were reviewed and expert opinion sought. VALUES: Recommendations were made according to the guidelines developed by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729103/n-o-225-lignes-directrices-quant-%C3%A3-la-prise-en-charge-des-patientes-en-obst%C3%A3-trique-chez-lesquelles-la-pr%C3%A3-sence-du-syndrome-respiratoire-aigu-s%C3%A3-v%C3%A3-re-sras-est-soup%C3%A3-onn%C3%A3-e-ou-probable-et-des-nouveau-n%C3%A3-s-issus-de-ces-patientes
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Cynthia Maxwell, Alison McGeer, Kin Fan Young Tai, Mathew Sermer
OBJECTIF: Le présent document résume notre expérience limitée quant à la présence du SRAS pendant la grossesse et suggère des lignes directrices quant à sa prise en charge. ISSUES: Les exposés de cas issus d'Asie laissent entendre que les issues maternelles et fœtales sont aggravées par la présence du SRAS pendant la grossesse. RéSULTATS: Des recherches ont été menées dans Medline afin d'en tirer les articles pertinents publiés en anglais entre 2000 et 2007...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727940/intestinal-transit-time-and-cortisol-mediated-stress-in-zebrafish
#7
Clayton Brady, Maxwell Denora, Ian Shannon, Karl J Clark, Adam Rich
Intestinal motility, the spontaneous and rhythmic smooth muscle contraction, is a complex process that is regulated by overlapping and redundant regulatory mechanisms. Primary regulators intrinsic to the gastrointestinal tract include interstitial cells of Cajal, enteric neurons, and smooth muscle cells. Extrinsic primary regulators include the autonomic nervous system, immune system, and the endocrine system. Due to this complexity, a reductionist approach may be inappropriate if the ultimate goal is to understand motility regulation in vivo...
July 20, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727837/differing-roles-for-short-chain-fatty-acids-and-gpr43-agonism-in-the-regulation-of-intestinal-barrier-function-and-immune-responses
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Warren N D'Souza, Jason Douangpanya, Sharon Mu, Peter Jaeckel, Ming Zhang, Joseph R Maxwell, James B Rottman, Katja Labitzke, Angela Willee, Holger Beckmann, Yingcai Wang, Yang Li, Ralf Schwandner, James A Johnston, Jennifer E Towne, Hailing Hsu
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with a loss of intestinal barrier function and dysregulated immune responses. It has been shown that short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are protective in IBD and that GPR43 mediates the protective effects of SCFAs. In this study, we investigated the effects of SCFAs in comparison to highly specific GPR43 agonists on human intestinal epithelial and immune cells. Our results confirm that SCFAs are enhancers of barrier function in intestinal epithelial cells. Additionally, SCFAs also displayed potent immunoregulatory properties based upon the ability to inhibit LPS-induced cytokine production in PBMC, and human T cell proliferation and cytokine production...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724769/stlv-1-infection-of-papio-anubis-tax-sequence-heterogeneity-and-t-cell-recognition
#9
James M Termini, Diogo M Magnani, Helen S Maxwell, William Lauer, Iris Castro, Jerilyn Pecotte, Glen N Barber, David I Watkins, Ronald C Desrosiers
Natural infection of baboons with simian T lymphotropic virus (STLV) is a potentially useful model system for study of vaccination against the human virus HTLV. Here we expand the number of available full-length STLV-1 baboon sequences from one to three and relate T cell responses that recognize the immunodominant Tax protein to the tax sequences present in two individual baboons. Continuously growing T cell lines were established from two baboons, 12141 and 12752. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) of complete STLV genome sequences from these lines revealed them to be closely related but distinct from each other and from the STLV-1 baboon sequence in the NCBI sequence database...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722690/terahertz-magnetoplasmon-polaritons-with-nonlocal-corrections-for-lossy-two-dimensional-electron-gas-in-gan-based-heterostructures
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Lei Cao, Qiang Fu, Bang Wu, Yongqian Xiong
The high electron concentration in GaN-based heterostructures necessitate the consideration of nonlocal corrections in the magnetoconductivity for the study of magnetoplasmon-polaritons (MPPs) in the lossy two dimensional electron gas (2DEG) system with grating couplers. With the complete set of Maxwell equations, the complex dispersion frequency and absorption spectrum are calculated numerically at different magnetic field (B<sub>max</sub> = 10 T) and plasmon wavevectors (k<sub>max</sub> = 5×10<sup>7</sup> m<sup>-1</sup>)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720584/protein-kinase-n2-regulates-amp-kinase-signaling-and-insulin-responsiveness-of-glucose-metabolism-in-skeletal-muscle
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Maxwell A Ruby, Isabelle Riedl, Julie Massart, Marcus Åhlin, Juleen R Zierath
Insulin resistance is central to the development of type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders. As skeletal muscle is responsible for the majority of whole body insulin-stimulated glucose uptake, regulation of glucose metabolism in this tissue is of particular importance. While Rho GTPases and many of their affecters influence skeletal muscle metabolism, there is a paucity of information on the protein kinase N (PKN) family of serine/threonine protein kinases. We investigated the impact of PKN2 on insulin signaling and glucose metabolism in primary human skeletal muscle cells in vitro and mouse tibialis anterior muscle in vivo...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719501/evaluation-of-the-adequacy-of-the-2010-revised-world-health-organization-recommended-dosages-of-the-first-line-antituberculosis-drugs-for-children
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Hongmei Yang, Anthony Enimil, Fizza S Gillani, Sampson Antwi, Albert Dompreh, Antoinette Ortsin, Eugene Adu Awhireng, Maxwell Owusu, Lubbe Wiesner, Charles A Peloquin, Awewura Kwara
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommended increased dosages of the first-line antituberculosis (anti-TB) drugs for children in 2010. We examined the frequency of and factors associated with low plasma maximum concentration (Cmax) of each drug in children treated with the revised dosages. METHODS: Children on anti-TB therapy for at least 4 weeks underwent pharmacokinetic testing. Plasma Cmax below the lower limit of proposed reference range was considered low...
July 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718783/metallothionein-from-wild-populations-of-the-african-catfish-clarias-gariepinus-from-sequence-protein-expression-and-metal-binding-properties-to-transcriptional-biomarker-of-metal-pollution
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Ethel M'kandawire, Agnieszka Mierek-Adamska, Stephen R Stürzenbaum, Kennedy Choongo, John Yabe, Maxwell Mwase, Ngonda Saasa, Claudia A Blindauer
Anthropogenic pollution with heavy metals is an on-going concern throughout the world, and methods to monitor release and impact of heavy metals are of high importance. With a view to probe its suitability as molecular biomarker of metal pollution, this study has determined a coding sequence for metallothionein of the African sharptooth catfish Clarias gariepinus. The gene product was recombinantly expressed in Escherichia coli in presence of Zn(II), Cd(II), or Cu, and characterised by Electrospray Ionisation Mass Spectrometry and elemental analysis...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718214/a-boron-alkylidene-alkene-cycloaddition-reaction-application-to-the-synthesis-of-aphanamal
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James Patrick Morken, Xun Liu, Timothy Maxwell Deaton, Fredrik Haeffner
We describe an unusual net 2+2 cycloaddition reaction between boron alkylidenes and unactivated alkenes. This reaction provides a new method for construction of carbocyclic ring systems bearing versatile organoboronic esters. In addition to surveying the scope of this reaction, we provide details about the mechanistic underpinnings of this process, and examine application to the synthesis of the natural product aphanamal.
July 17, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717161/development-and-characterization-of-a-novel-prox1-egfp-lymphatic-and-schlemm-s-canal-reporter-rat
#15
Eunson Jung, Daniel Gardner, Dongwon Choi, Eunkyung Park, Young Jin Seong, Sara Yang, Jorge Castorena-Gonzalez, Antoine Louveau, Zhao Zhou, Gene K Lee, David P Perrault, Sunju Lee, Maxwell Johnson, George Daghlian, Maria Lee, Yeo Jin Hong, Yukinari Kato, Jonathan Kipnis, Michael J Davis, Alex K Wong, Young-Kwon Hong
The lymphatic system plays a key role in tissue fluid homeostasis, immune cell trafficking, and fat absorption. We previously reported a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC)-based lymphatic reporter mouse, where EGFP is expressed under the regulation of the Prox1 promoter. This reporter line has been widely used to conveniently visualize lymphatic vessels and other Prox1-expressing tissues such as Schlemm's canal. However, mice have a number of experimental limitations due to small body size. By comparison, laboratory rats are larger in size and more closely model the metabolic, physiological, and surgical aspects of humans...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717154/thermal-diffusivity-mapping-of-graphene-based-polymer-nanocomposites
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Matthieu Gresil, Zixin Wang, Quentin-Arthur Poutrel, Constantinos Soutis
Nanoparticle dispersion is widely recognised as a challenge in polymer nanocomposites fabrication. The dispersion quality can affect the physical and thermomechanical properties of the material system. Qualitative transmission electronic microscopy, often cumbersome, remains as the 'gold standard' for dispersion characterisation. However, quantifying dispersion at macroscopic level remains a difficult task. This paper presents a quantitative dispersion characterisation method using non-contact infrared thermography mapping that measures the thermal diffusivity (α) of the graphene nanocomposite and relates α to a dispersion index...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716454/a-randomised-trial-of-screening-with-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-plus-conventional-digital-2d-mammography-versus-2d-mammography-alone-in-younger-higher-risk-women
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Anthony J Maxwell, Michael Michell, Yit Y Lim, Susan M Astley, Mary Wilson, Emma Hurley, D Gareth Evans, Anthony Howell, Asif Iqbal, John Kotre, Stephen Duffy, Julie Morris
INTRODUCTION: Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has been shown to increase invasive cancer detection rates at screening compared to full field digital (2D) mammography alone, and some studies have reported a reduction in the screening recall rate. No prospective randomised studies of DBT have previously been published. This study compares recall rates with 2D mammography with and without concurrent DBT in women in their forties with a family history of breast cancer undergoing incident screening...
June 30, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712749/nicotine-and-cocaine-triggered-methamphetamine-reinstatement-in-female-and-male-sprague-dawley-rats
#18
Steven T Pittenger, Shinnyi Chou, Scott T Barrett, Isabella Catalano, Maxwell Lydiatt, Rick A Bevins
Preclinical studies have demonstrated a return to methamphetamine (meth)-seeking behavior (reinstatement) induced by injections of meth administered by the experimenter (drug-prime). Notably, females tend to be more sensitive to drug-prime; often displaying more reinstatement behavior when compared to males. While meth-primed reinstatement of meth-seeking behavior has been established, little is known about the ability of other drugs of abuse to substitute for meth during drug-primed reinstatement; nicotine and cocaine were the focus of the present work...
July 13, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712124/sexual-violence-associated-with-poor-mental-health-in-women-attending-australian-general-practices
#19
Laura Tarzia, Sarah Maxwell, Jodie Valpied, Kitty Novy, Rebecca Quake, Kelsey Hegarty
OBJECTIVE: Sexual violence (SV) against adult women is prevalent and associated with a range of mental health issues. General practitioners could potentially have a role in responding, however, there is little information to help guide them. Data around prevalence of all forms of adult SV (not just rape) is inconsistent, particularly in clinical samples, and the links between other forms of SV and mental health issues are not well supported. This study aimed to address these gaps in the knowledge base...
July 16, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710362/self-diffusivity-m-s-and-fick-diffusivity-of-co2-in-na-clay-the-influences-of-concentration-and-temperature
#20
Haixiang Hu, Yanfei Xing, Xiaochun Li
Storing CO2 in underground saline aquifers is an important way to reduce CO2 emission in atmosphere, where gas/fluid diffusion in clay plays a key role in CO2 leakage and migration. Various diffusivities, self-diffusivity, Maxwell-Stefan (M-S) diffusivity and Fick diffusivity, in clay interlayer are investigated by molecular dynamics (MD). Self-diffusivity varies with CO2 concentration, and reaches the maximum value at 2 molecules/unit-cell. High fluid concentration leads to clay swelling, thereby increasing self-diffusivity...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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