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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640691/the-nesprin-cytoskeleton-interface-probed-directly-on-single-nuclei-is-a-mechanically-rich-system
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Daniel A Balikov, Sonia K Brady, Ung Hyun Ko, Jennifer H Shin, Jose M de Pereda, Arnoud Sonnenberg, Hak-Joon Sung, Matthew J Lang
The cytoskeleton provides structure and plays an important role in cellular function such as migration, resisting compression forces, and transport. The cytoskeleton also reacts to physical cues such as fluid shear stress or extracellular matrix remodeling by reorganizing filament associations, most commonly focal adhesions and cell-cell cadherin junctions. These mechanical stimuli can result in genome-level changes, and the physical connection of the cytoskeleton to the nucleus provides an optimal conduit for signal transduction by interfacing with nuclear envelope proteins, called nesprins, within the LINC (linker of the nucleus to the cytoskeleton) complex...
June 22, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637284/descriptive-texture-analyses-of-cooked-patties-made-of-chicken-breast-with-the-woody-breast-condition1
#2
G Sanchez Brambila, Debolina Chatterjee, B Bowker, H Zhuang
The woody breast (WB) condition negatively influences the texture characteristics and quality of intact broiler breast fillets (Pectoralis major). But the impact of WB on ground meat is unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of WB on the texture and cook loss of ground meat made of broiler breast fillets. Broiler breasts (deboned 3 h postmortem) were collected on 3 separate trial d from the commercial deboning line and classified into normal and severe WB fillet categories. Individual fillets were either ground and formed into patties or left intact prior to being stored for 7 d at -20°C...
June 16, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636970/performance-of-titanium-salts-compared-to-conventional-fecl3-for-the-removal-of-algal-organic-matter-aom-in-synthetic-seawater-coagulation-performance-organic-fraction-removal-and-floc-characteristics
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L Chekli, E Corjon, S A A Tabatabai, G Naidu, B Tamburic, S H Park, H K Shon
During algal bloom periods, operation of seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) pretreatment processes (e.g. ultrafiltration (UF)) has been hindered due to the high concentration of algal cells and algal organic matter (AOM). The present study evaluated for the first time the performance of titanium salts (i.e. titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) and polytitanium tetrachloride (PTC)) for the removal of AOM in seawater and results were compared with the conventional FeCl3 coagulant. Previous studies already demonstrated that titanium salts not only provide a cost-effective alternative to conventional coagulants by producing a valuable by-product but also minimise the environmental impact of sludge production...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636424/fluid-shear-stress-regulates-hepg2-cell-migration-though-time-dependent-integrin-signaling-cascade
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Hongchi Yu, Yang Shen, Jingsi Jin, Yingying Zhang, Tang Feng, Xiaoheng Liu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a subtype of malignant liver cancer with poor prognosis and limited treatment options. It is noteworthy that mechanical forces in tumor microenvironment play a pivotal role in mediating the behaviors and functions of tumor cells. As an instrumental type of mechanical forces in vivo, fluid shear stress (FSS) has been reported having potent physiologic and pathologic effects on cancer progression. However, the time-dependent mechanochemical transduction in HCC induced by FSS remains unclear...
June 21, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633832/effects-of-ultrasound-on-the-beef-structure-and-water-distribution-during-curing-through-protein-degradation-and-modification
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Da-Cheng Kang, Xue-Qin Gao, Qing-Feng Ge, Guang-Hong Zhou, Wan-Gang Zhang
The objective of this study was to explore the mechanisms of power ultrasound (PUS, 150 and 300W) and treatment time (30 and 120min) on the water-holding capacity (WHC) and tenderness of beef during curing. Beef muscle at 48h post mortem was subjected to PUS treatment at a frequency of 20kHz. Analysis of compression loss and shear force showed that PUS-assisted curing significantly increased the WHC and the tenderness of beef compared to static brining (p<0.05). According to the analysis of LF-NMR, PUS treatment could increase the P21 values which indicated an improvement in water-binding ability of beef muscle...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629585/sensory-capability-of-young-middle-aged-and-elderly-irish-assessors-to-identify-beef-steaks-of-varying-texture
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Paula M Conroy, Maurice G O' Sullivan, Ruth M Hamill, Joseph P Kerry
This study assessed the capability of various Irish assessor age cohorts to identify beef steaks of varying texture. Varying steak textures Moderately Tough (MTH), Moderately Tender (MTR) and Tender (TR) were achieved by aging beef longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LTL) muscle for 2, 7 and 21days respectively. Warner Bratzler Shear Force (WBSF) was measured to standardise the samples. Sensory evaluation was carried using 428 participants; 18-30yrs (years) (n=143), 31-60yrs (n=80), 61-75yrs (n=99) and 76-85yrs old (n=106)...
May 28, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627334/wheelchair-pushing-and-turning-lumbar-spine-and-shoulder-loads-and-recommended-limits
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Eric B Weston, Safdar N Khan, William S Marras
The objective of this study was to determine how simulated manual wheelchair pushing influences biomechanical loading to the lumbar spine and shoulders. 62 subjects performed simulated wheelchair pushing and turning in a laboratory. An electromyography-assisted biomechanical model was used to estimate spinal loads. Moments at the shoulder joint, external hand forces, and net turning torque were also assessed. Multiple linear regression techniques were employed to develop biomechanically-based wheelchair pushing guidelines relating resultant hand force or net torque to spinal load...
June 17, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624924/evaluation-of-hepatic-fibrosis-a-review-from-the-society-of-abdominal-radiology-disease-focus-panel
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Jeanne M Horowitz, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, Richard L Ehman, Kartik Jhaveri, Patrick Kamath, Michael A Ohliger, Anthony E Samir, Alvin C Silva, Bachir Taouli, Michael S Torbenson, Michael L Wells, Benjamin Yeh, Frank H Miller
Hepatic fibrosis is potentially reversible; however early diagnosis is necessary for treatment in order to halt progression to cirrhosis and development of complications including portal hypertension and hepatocellular carcinoma. Morphologic signs of cirrhosis on ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alone are unreliable and are seen with more advanced disease. Newer imaging techniques to diagnose liver fibrosis are reliable and accurate, and include magnetic resonance elastography and US elastography (one-dimensional transient elastography and point shear wave elastography or acoustic radiation force impulse imaging)...
June 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624707/substrate-stiffness-and-ve-cadherin-mechano-transduction-coordinate-to-regulate-endothelial-monolayer-integrity
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Roberto C Andresen Eguiluz, Kerim B Kaylan, Gregory H Underhill, Deborah E Leckband
The vascular endothelium is subject to diverse mechanical cues that regulate vascular endothelial barrier function. In addition to rigidity sensing through integrin adhesions, mechanical perturbations such as changes in fluid shear stress can also activate force transduction signals at intercellular junctions. This study investigated how extracellular matrix rigidity and intercellular force transduction, activated by vascular endothelial cadherin, coordinate to regulate the integrity of endothelial monolayers...
June 9, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624658/optimisation-of-hpmc-ophthalmic-inserts-with-sustained-release-properties-as-a-carrier-for-thermolabile-therapeutics
#10
Arnout Everaert, Yannick Wouters, Eline Melsbach, Nadia Zakaria, Annick Ludwig, Filip Kiekens, Wim Weyenberg
A methodology was developed and optimised for the preparation of a new drug delivery system (DDS) with sustained release properties to allow ocular protein delivery and to limit destructive production steps during manufacturing. Elevated temperatures, shear forces and an oxidative environment should be avoided in order to prevent denaturation or oxidation of proteins. An aqueous HPMC solution was prepared using heat and casted into small semi-rod-shaped PVC blisters. The polymer solution was allowed to cool down and was partially dehydrated at room temperature...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624271/coagulase-negative-staphylococci-species-affect-biofilm-formation-of-other-coagulase-negative-and-coagulase-positive-staphylococci
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Coralie Goetz, Yannick D N Tremblay, Daphnée Lamarche, Andréanne Blondeau, Annie M Gaudreau, Josée Labrie, François Malouin, Mario Jacques
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are considered to be commensal bacteria in humans and animals, but are now also recognized as etiological agents in several infections, including bovine mastitis. Biofilm formation appears to be an important factor in CNS pathogenicity. Furthermore, some researchers have proposed that CNS colonization of the intramammary environment has a protective effect against other pathogens. The mechanisms behind the protective effect of CNS have yet to be characterized. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of CNS isolates with a weak-biofilm phenotype on the biofilm formation of other staphylococcal isolates...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622078/a-feasibility-study-and-technical-tips-for-the-use-of-an-articulating-bipolar-vessel-sealer-in-da-vinci-robot-assisted-gastrectomy
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Seong-Ho Kong, Tae Han Kim, Yeon Ju Huh, Seung-Young Oh, Hye Seong Ahn, So Yong Park, Yun Suk Choi, Yun-Suhk Suh, Hyuk-Joon Lee, Han-Kwang Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new articulating bipolar energy device, the EndoWrist(®) One™ Vessel Sealer (VS), in da Vinci(®) robot-assisted gastrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients (n = 17) with cT1/2 gastric cancer who underwent robotic gastrectomy using the VS were prospectively enrolled in the study group (VS group). The clinicopathological outcomes, including operative time, intraoperative blood loss, amount of postoperative drainage, postoperative biochemical analysis results, and complication rates, were prospectively collected and compared with those of patients who underwent robotic gastrectomy using conventional ultrasonic shear force ([US] group, n = 52) during the same time period...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620766/phenotype-transformation-of-aortic-valve-interstitial-cells-due-to-applied-shear-stresses-within-a-microfluidic-chip
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Xinmei Wang, Joohyung Lee, Mir Ali, Jungkyu Kim, Carla M R Lacerda
Despite valvular heart diseases constituting a significant medical problem, the acquisition of information describing their pathophysiology remains difficult. Due to valvular size, role and location within the body, there is a need for in vitro systems that can recapitulate disease onset and progression. This study combines the development of an in vitro model and its application in the mechanical stimulation of valvular cell transformation. Specifically, porcine aortic valvular interstitial cells (PAVIC) were cultured on polydimethylsiloxane microfluidic devices with or without exposure to shear stresses...
June 15, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620384/measuring-leukocyte-adhesion-to-primary-endothelial-cells-after-photon-and-charged-particle-exposure-with-a-dedicated-laminar-flow-chamber
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Nadine Erbeldinger, Felicitas Rapp, Svetlana Ktitareva, Philipp Wendel, Anna S Bothe, Till Dettmering, Marco Durante, Thomas Friedrich, Bianca Bertulat, Stephanie Meyer, M C Cardoso, Stephanie Hehlgans, Franz Rödel, Claudia Fournier
The vascular endothelium interacts with all types of blood cells and is a key modulator of local and systemic inflammatory processes, for example, in the adhesion of blood leukocytes to endothelial cells (EC) and the following extravasation into the injured tissue. The endothelium is constantly exposed to mechanical forces caused by blood flow, and the resulting shear stress is essential for the maintenance of endothelial function. Changes in local hemodynamics are sensed by EC, leading to acute or persistent changes...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619450/tocosome-novel-drug-delivery-system-containing-phospholipids-and-tocopheryl-phosphates
#15
M R Mozafari, R Javanmard, M Raji
The potential of two derivatives of vitamin E, i.e. α-tocopheryl phosphate (TP) and di-α-tocopheryl phosphate (T2P), for the protection and delivery of therapeutics is being investigated in our laboratory and some promising results have been obtained so far. Novel nanocarrier systems containing TP, T2P and different lipids/phospholipids (phosphatidylcholine, stearyl amine, Phospholipon 90H, Phospholipon 100H) with and without cholesterol were prepared using Mozafari method. The preparation method did not require utilization of potentially toxic solvents, detergents or employment of harsh treatments such as sonication or high-shear force homogenization...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618637/actin-growth-profile-in-clathrin-mediated-endocytosis
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D J Tweten, P V Bayly, A E Carlsson
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis in yeast is driven by a protein patch containing close to 100 different types of proteins. Among the proteins are 5000-10000 copies of polymerized actin, and successful endocytosis requires growth of the actin network. Since it is not known exactly how actin network growth drives endocytosis, we calculate the spatial distribution of actin growth required to generate the force that drives the process. First, we establish the force distribution that must be supplied by actin growth, by combining membrane-bending profiles obtained via electron microscopy with established theories of membrane mechanics...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618538/study-of-dynamic-heterogeneity-of-an-active-particle-system
#17
Huai Ding, Huijun Jiang, Zhonghuai Hou
We have studied spatial and temporal dynamic heterogeneity (DH) in a system of hard-sphere particles, subjected to active forces with constant amplitude and random direction determined by rotational diffusion with correlation time τ. We have used a variety of observables to characterize the DH behavior, including the deviation from standard Stokes-Einstein (SE) relation, a non-Gaussian parameter α_{2}(Δt) for the distribution of particle displacement within a certain time interval Δt, a four-point susceptibility χ_{4}(Δt,ΔL) for the correlation in dynamics between any two points in space separated by distance ΔL within some time window Δt, and a vector spatial-temporal correlation function S_{vec}(R,Δt) for vector displacements within time interval Δt of particle pairs originally separated by R...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618233/a-simple-and-consecutive-melt-extrusion-method-to-fabricate-thermally-conductive-composites-with-highly-oriented-boron-nitrides
#18
Xiaomeng Zhang, Jiajia Zhang, Lichao Xia, Chunhai Li, Jianfeng Wang, Fang Xu, Xianlong Zhang, Hong Wu, Shaoyun Guo
In the region of thermally conductive polymer composites, forcing anisotropic fillers into the highly oriented structure is the most effective method to improve the thermal conductivity and mechanical properties simultaneously. However, up to now, such highly oriented structure was mainly achieved in low viscosity polymer matrix or solutions. For the purpose of expanding the range of application, in the present work, a new strategy, the consecutive and powerful shear flow field, was applied to introduce highly oriented boron nitride (BN) into high viscosity polymer matrix...
June 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617874/candida-albicans-mannans-mediate-streptococcus-mutans-exoenzyme-gtfb-binding-to-modulate-cross-kingdom-biofilm-development-in-vivo
#19
Geelsu Hwang, Yuan Liu, Dongyeop Kim, Yong Li, Damian J Krysan, Hyun Koo
Candida albicans is frequently detected with heavy infection by Streptococcus mutans in plaque-biofilms from children with early-childhood caries (ECC). This cross-kingdom biofilm contains an extensive matrix of extracellular α-glucans that is produced by an exoenzyme (GtfB) secreted by S. mutans. Here, we report that mannans located on the outer surface of C. albicans cell-wall mediates GtfB binding, enhancing glucan-matrix production and modulating bacterial-fungal association within biofilms formed in vivo...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617491/deciphering-the-dynamics-of-star-molecules-in-shear-flow
#20
Jurij Sablić, Matej Praprotnik, Rafael Delgado-Buscalioni
This work analyses the rotation of star polymers under shear flow, in melts, and in good solvent dilute solution. The latter is modeled by single molecule Brownian hydrodynamics, while melts are modeled using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics in closed (periodic) boxes and in open boundaries. A Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) thermostat introduces pairwise monomer friction in melts at will, in directions normal and tangent to the monomer-monomer vectors. Although tangential friction is seldom modeled, we show that it is essential to control hydrodynamic effects in melts...
June 15, 2017: Soft Matter
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