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Li Xie, Liqin Chen, Pan Gu, Lanlan Wei, Xuejun Kang
The extraction and analysis of catecholamine neurotransmitters in biological fluids is of great importance in assessing nervous system function and related diseases, but their precise measurement is still a challenge. Many protocols have been described for neurotransmitter measurement by a variety of instruments, including high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). However, there are shortcomings, such as complicated operation or hard-to-detect multiple targets, which cannot be avoided, and presently, the dominant analysis technique is still HPLC coupled with sensitive electrochemical or fluorimetric detection, due to its high sensitivity and good selectivity...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Laurence Britton, Lesley-Anne Jaskowski, Kim Bridle, Eriza Secondes, Daniel Wallace, Nishreen Santrampurwala, Janske Reiling, Gregory Miller, Salvatore Mangiafico, Sofianos Andrikopoulos, V Nathan Subramaniam, Darrell Crawford
Background & Aims: Iron has an increasingly recognized role in the regulation of adipose tissue function, including the expression of adipokines involved in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The cellular iron exporter, ferroportin, has been proposed as being a key determinant of adipocyte iron homeostasis. Methods: We studied an adipocyte-specific ferroportin ( Fpn1 ) knockout mouse model, using an Adipoq -Cre recombinase driven Fpn1 deletion and fed mice according to the fast food diet model of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis...
March 2018: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Chengyin Fu, Lihua Xu, Fredy W Aquino, Arthur von Wald Cresce, Mallory Gobet, Steven G Greenbaum, Kang Xu, Bryan M Wong, Juchen Guo
Combining theoretical and experimental approaches, we investigate the solvation properties of Li+ ions in a series of ether solvents (dimethoxyethane, diglyme, triglyme, tetraglyme, and 15-crown-5) and their subsequent effects on the solid-state lithium-sulfur reactions in sub-nano confinement. The ab initio and classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations predict Li+ ion solvation structures within ether solvent in excellent agreement with experimental evidence from electrospray ionization-mass spectroscopy...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Theeta Sricoth, Weeradej Meeinkuirt, Patompong Saengwilai, John Pichtel, Puntaree Taeprayoon
Cadmium (Cd) may be toxic to aquatic plants even at modest concentrations, and excessive quantities of zinc (Zn) decrease plant performance. The Cd and Zn phytoremediation potential of several aquatic plant species (Thalia geniculate, Cyperus alternifolius, Canna indica, Eichhornia crassipes, Pistia stratiotes) and one grass species (Vetiveria zizanioides) was evaluated in hydroponic experiments. Vetiveria zizanioides, E. crassipes, and P. stratiotes experienced reduced growth performance in the presence of Cd as determined from biomass production, survival rate, and crown root number (CN); however, they accumulated high quantities of metals in their tissues, particularly in roots...
March 17, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Bing Liu, Chi Toan Le, Russell L Barrett, Daniel L Nickrent, Zhiduan Chen, Limin Lu, Romina Vidal-Russell
Coadaptation between mistletoes and birds captured the attention of Charles Darwin over 150 years ago, stimulating considerable scientific research. Here we used Loranthaceae, a speciose and ecologically important mistletoe family, to obtain new insights into the interrelationships among its hosts and dispersers. Phylogenetic analyses of Loranthaceae were based on a dataset of nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequences. Divergence time estimation, ancestral area reconstruction, and diversification rate analyses were employed to examine historical biogeography...
March 14, 2018: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Edward D Nicol, Ronak Rajani
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March 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Romina Brignardello-Petersen
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March 9, 2018: Journal of the American Dental Association
Angelena Crown, Nicketti Handy, Flavio G Rocha, Janie W Grumley
INTRODUCTION: Oncoplastic breast conserving surgery (BCS) can enhance both cosmetic and oncologic breast cancer outcomes. This study evaluates the outcomes and complications associated with oncoplastic reduction mammaplasty performed by surgical breast oncologists. METHODS: A single institution retrospective chart review of patients undergoing oncoplastic reduction mammaplasty by a surgical breast oncologist for the treatment of breast cancer. RESULTS: Seventy-one patients were identified...
February 28, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Evgeny V Yan, Rolf G Beutel, John F Lawrence
BACKGROUND: Gyrinidae are a charismatic group of highly specialized beetles, adapted for a unique lifestyle of swimming on the water surface. They prey on drowning insects and other small arthropods caught in the surface film. Studies based on morphological and molecular data suggest that gyrinids were the first branch splitting off in Adephaga, the second largest suborder of beetles. Despite its basal position within this lineage and a very peculiar morphology, earliest Gyrinidae were recorded not earlier than from the Upper Triassic...
March 16, 2018: BMC Evolutionary Biology
Guirong Tang, Qiong Li, Shenghui Xing, Ningning Li, Zheng Tang, Liangliang Yu, Junhui Yan, Xuan Li, Li Luo
Agrobacterium tumefaciens infects and causes crown galls in dicot plants by transferring T-DNA from the Ti plasmid to the host plant via a type IV secretion system (T4SS). This process requires appropriate environmental conditions, certain plant secretions and bacterial regulators. In our previous work, a member of the LysR family of transcriptional regulators (LsrB) in Sinorhizobium meliloti was found to modulate its symbiotic interactions with the host plant alfalfa. However, the function of its homologue in A...
March 16, 2018: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
Heinz-Josef Koch, Kerrin Trimpler, Anna Jacobs, Nicol Stockfisch
In Europe, the framework for sugar beet ( Beta vulgaris L.) production was subject to considerable changes and for the future it is expected that sugar beet cultivation might concentrate around the sugar factories for economic reasons. Based on data from a national sugar beet farmers' survey and multi-year crop rotation trials, the effects of cropping interval (number of years in between two subsequent sugar beet crops) and of preceding crops on sugar yield were elucidated under current Central European management conditions...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
Motoki Kida, Mayuko Kubo, Tomoyuki Ujihira, Takayuki Ebata, Manabu Abe, Yoshiya Inokuchi
Observation of an excimer fluorescence in solution is proposed for detecting the encapsulation of potassium ion as opposed to other alkali ions by dibenzo-crown ethers. The scheme has been validated by ultraviolet photodissociation (UVPD) spectroscopy of dibenzo-21-crown-7 and dibenzo-24-crown-8 complexes with potassium ion, K+·DB21C7 and K+·DB24C8, performed under cold (~10 K) conditions in the gas phase and by quantum chemical calculations of the geometry and electronic structures of the complexes. Calculations suggest formation of a closely spaced excimer structure of benzene rings only for the K+·DB24C8...
March 15, 2018: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
Hong Xiao, Jian Zhou, Xing Liu
Two new cadmium bromoplumbates [CdPb2 Br2 L2 ]n (1, L = ethylene glycol) and [CdPb6 Br6 L4 ]n (2) have been solvothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. 1 contains 1-D neutral heterometallic chains [CdPb2 Br2 L2 ]n , which are further connected via weak Pb-Br bonds, resulting in a 3-D network structure. The 3-D framework of 2 is constructed by the interconnection of a 2-D neutral layer [CdPb6 Br6 L4 ]n via weak Pb-Br bonds. The [CdPb6 Br6 L4 ]n layer is based on the linkages of dimeric [Pb2 Br4 ] units and heterometallic crown [Cd(Pb4 O4 )Br2 ] clusters containing a rare eight-membered [Pb4 O4 ] ring...
March 15, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Yuan Wang, Zhuang Liu, Han-Yu Peng, Fan He, Lei Zhang, Yousef Faraj, Wei Wang, Xiao-Jie Ju, Rui Xie, Liang-Yin Chu
A simple device, which is equipped with a non-woven fabric filter medium on which immobilized with ion-recognizable smart hollow microgels, is developed for facile detection of trace lead(II) ions (Pb2+). The ion-recognizable smart microgels are made of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-benzo-18-crown-6-acrylamide) (PNB), in which the 18-crown-6 groups act as the sensors of Pb2+ and the N-isopropylacrylamide groups act as the actuators. The PNB hollow microgels can isothermally change from a shrunk state to a swollen state in response to recognizing Pb2+ in the aqueous environment due to the electrostatic repulsion among the charged 18-crown-6/Pb2+ complex groups and the enhancement of hydrophilicity of the microgels...
March 14, 2018: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
Sabrina L Roberti, Romina Higa, Verónica White, Theresa L Powell, Thomas Jansson, Alicia Jawerbaum
STUDY QUESTION: What are the consequences of inhibiting mTOR, the mechanistic target of rapamycin, and the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) and PPARδ pathways in the early post-implantation period on decidual function, embryo viability and feto-placental growth in the rat? SUMMARY ANSWER: mTOR inhibition from day 7 to day 9 of pregnancy in rats caused decidual PPARγ and PPARδ upregulation on day 9 of pregnancy and resulted in embryo resorption by day 14 of pregnancy...
March 12, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
M Y Tan, D Wright, A Syngelaki, R Akolekar, S Cicero, D Janga, M Singh, E Greco, A Wright, K Maclagan, L C Poon, K H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that the performance of first-trimester screening for pre-eclampsia (PE) by a method that uses Bayes' theorem to combine maternal factors with biomarkers is superior to that defined by current National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. METHODS: This was a prospective multicenter study (screening program for pre-eclampsia (SPREE)) in seven National Health Service maternity hospitals in England, of women recruited between April and December 2016...
March 14, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Riaan Mulder, Rasha Medhat, Nadia Mohamed
Aim: The purpose of the study was to assess the marginal adaptation and discrepancy of SSC's. Differences in adaptation and discrepancy between the four surfaces (mesial, lingual, distal, and buccal) were evaluated. Methods: The placement of stainless steel crowns were completed on a phantom head in accordance with the clinical technique. The ideal tooth preparation was made and this 'master tooth' duplicated to achieve a sample size of 15. The stainless steel crowns were placed, trimmed, and cemented as per the clinical technique...
2018: Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica
Indrani Mukherjee, Ross R Large, Ross Corkrey, Leonid V Danyushevsky
The period 1800 to 800 Ma ("Boring Billion") is believed to mark a delay in the evolution of complex life, primarily due to low levels of oxygen in the atmosphere. Earlier studies highlight the remarkably flat C, Cr isotopes and low trace element trends during the so-called stasis, caused by prolonged nutrient, climatic, atmospheric and tectonic stability. In contrast, we suggest a first-order variability of bio-essential trace element availability in the oceans by combining systematic sampling of the Proterozoic rock record with sensitive geochemical analyses of marine pyrite by LA-ICP-MS technique...
March 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
Youssef H Zeidan, Joyce G Habib, Lieveke Ameye, Marianne Paesmans, Evandro de Azambuja, Richard D Gelber, Ian Campbell, Bo Nordenskjöld, Jorge Gutiérez, Michael Anderson, Ana Lluch, Michael Gnant, Aron Goldhirsch, Angelo Di Leo, David J Joseph, John Crown, Martine Piccart-Gebhart, Prudence A Francis
PURPOSE: To analyze the impact of postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) for patients with T1-T2 tumors and 1 to 3 positive lymph nodes enrolled on the Breast International Group (BIG) 02-98 trial. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The BIG 02-98 trial randomized patients to receive adjuvant anthracycline with or without taxane chemotherapy. Delivery of PMRT was nonrandomized and performed according to institutional preferences. The present analysis was performed on participants with T1-T2 breast cancer and 1 to 3 positive lymph nodes who had undergone mastectomy and axillary nodal dissection...
February 6, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Yazan Hassona, Dina Taimeh, Lamis Rajab, Crispian Scully
OBJECTIVES: To describe the oro-facial manifestations and dental management in a girl with Sanjad Sakati syndrome. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: Facial features included microcephaly, thin lips, beaked nose, low set ears, and a retrognathic mandible. Oral examination revealed oligodontia/hypodontia, small dental arches, high arched palate, and a deep overbite and increased overjet. Oral rehabilitation involved full coverage prosthetic crowns on upper central incisors, stainless steel crowns on lower molars, and removable partial prostheses to replace missing teeth...
March 13, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
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