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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934589/low-dietary-protein-and-high-carbohydrate-infant-formula-affects-the-microbial-ecology-of-the-large-intestine-in-neonatal-rats
#1
Wenguang Fan, Haiwei Ren, Yingying Cao, Yonggang Wang, Guicheng Huo
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a low dietary protein and high carbohydrate infant formula on the large intestine of neonatal rats. A total of 24 neonatal SD rats (14d old) were randomly assigned to the low-protein, high-carbohydrate infant formula-fed group (IF group) and a human breast milk-fed group (HF group). After 7 days, we selected 6 rats at random from each group to study. No significantly different microbial colonization patterns were observed in the two groups at the phylum level...
September 21, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934549/selective-electrodeposition-of-tantalum-v-oxide-electrodes
#2
Hamed Hajibabaei, Thomas W Hamann
Thin films of TaOxHy were cathodically electrodeposited from an aqueous solution containing Ta-IPA precursor and KNO3 as a sacrificial agent. It was shown that the deposition resulted from a precipitation reaction triggered by the local change of pH at the surface of working electrode. Combined structural and compositional analysis revealed that during the electrodeposition the oxidation state of tantalum remained constant, Ta(V). The as-deposited films are mesoporous amorphous tantalum oxide hydrate films, which can be converted to either pure Ta2O5 or Ta3N5 by high-temperature annealing in either air (or Ar) or ammonia, respectively...
September 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934394/microrna-455-3p-as-a-potential-peripheral-biomarker-for-alzheimer-s-disease
#3
Subodh Kumar, Murali Vijayan, P Hemachandra Reddy
The purpose of our study was to identify microRNAs (miRNAs) as early detectable peripheral biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease (AD). To achieve our objective, we assessed miRNAs in serum samples from AD patients and Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) subjects relative to healthy controls. We used Affymetrix microarray analysis and validated differentially expressed miRNAs using qRT-PCR. We further validated miRNA data using AD postmortem brains, amyloid precursor protein transgenic mice and AD cell lines. We identified a gradual upregulation of four miRNAs: miR-455-3p, miR-4668-5p, miR-3613-3p and miR-4674...
October 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934224/identification-and-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-long-non-coding-rnas-between-multiparous-and-uniparous-goat-capra-hircus-ovaries
#4
Yinghui Ling, Lina Xu, Long Zhu, Menghua Sui, Qi Zheng, Wenyong Li, Yong Liu, Fugui Fang, Xiaorong Zhang
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in almost all biological processes. However, there is little information on the effects of lncRNAs on ovulation and lambing rates. In the present study, we used high-throughput RNA sequencing to identify differentially expressed lncRNAs between the ovaries of multiparous (Mul) and uniparous (Uni) Anhui White goats. Among the 107,255,422 clean reads, 183,754 lncRNAs were significantly differentially expressed between the Uni and Mul. Among them, 455 lncRNAs were co-expressed between the two samples, whereas, 157,523 lncRNAs were uniquely expressed in the Uni, and 25,776 uniquely lncRNAs were expressed in the Mul...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934193/oxidative-stress-prefrontal-cortex-hypomyelination-and-cognitive-symptoms-in-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
D A Maas, A Vallès, G J M Martens
Schizophrenia (SZ) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with a broad symptomatology, including cognitive symptoms that are thought to arise from the prefrontal cortex (PFC). The neurobiological aetiology of these symptoms remains elusive, yet both impaired redox control and PFC dysconnectivity have been recently implicated. PFC dysconnectivity has been linked to white matter, oligodendrocyte (OL) and myelin abnormalities in SZ patients. Myelin is produced by mature OLs, and OL precursor cells (OPCs) are exceptionally susceptible to oxidative stress...
July 18, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934187/respiratory-and-ocular-symptoms-among-employees-of-an-indoor-waterpark-resort-ohio-2016
#6
Sophia K Chiu, Nancy C Burton, Kevin H Dunn, Marie A de Perio
In July 2015, a municipal health department in Ohio received complaints of respiratory and ocular symptoms from patrons of an indoor waterpark resort. In response, the health department conducted an online survey in August 2015 through which 19 (68%) patron and employee respondents reported eye burning, nose irritation, difficulty breathing, and vomiting. On August 11, 2015, the health department requested a health hazard evaluation by CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to characterize the prevalence of symptoms among employees and determine the etiology of work-related symptoms...
September 22, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934147/effects-of-precipitant-and-ph-on-coprecipitation-of-nanosized-co-cr-v-alloy-powders
#7
Xiaoyu Chen, Yongxia Li, Lan Huang, Dan Zou, Enxi Wu, Yanjun Liu, Yuanyan Xie, Rui Yao, Songyi Liao, Guangrong Wang, Feng Zheng
Nanosized Co-Cr-V alloy powders were synthesized via coprecipitation method. Effects of precipitants ((NH₄)₂C₂O₄·H₂O and Na₂CO₃) and pH were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Zeta potential analyzer, thermogravimetry-differential scanning calorimetry (TG-DSC), inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Co-Cr-V alloy powders were consisted of major face-centered cubic Co (fcc Co) and minor hexagonal close-packed Co (hcp Co)...
September 21, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934094/estimated-changes-in-life-expectancy-and-adult-mortality-resulting-from-declining-pm2-5-exposures-in-the-contiguous-united-states-1980-2010
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Neal Fann, Sun-Young Kim, Casey Olives, Lianne Sheppard
BACKGROUND: PM2.5 precursor emissions have declined over the course of several decades, following the implementation of local, state, and federal air quality policies. Estimating the corresponding change in population exposure and PM2.5-attributable risk of death prior to the year 2000 is made difficult by the lack of PM2.5 monitoring data. OBJECTIVES: We used a new technique to estimate historical PM2.5 concentrations, and estimated the effects of changes in PM2...
September 6, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933985/acn-1-a-c-elegans-homologue-of-ace-genetically-interacts-with-the-let-7-microrna-and-other-heterochronic-genes
#9
Chanatip Metheetrairut, Yuri Ahuja, Frank J Slack
The heterochronic pathway in C. elegans controls the relative timing of cell fate decisions during post-embryonic development. It includes a network of microRNAs (miRNAs), such as let-7, and protein-coding genes, such as the stemness factors, LIN-28 and LIN-41. Here we identified the acn-1 gene, a homologue of mammalian angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), as a new suppressor of the stem cell developmental defects of let-7 mutants. Since acn-1 null mutants die during early larval development, we used RNAi to characterize the role of acn-1 in C...
September 21, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933984/differentiation-of-lepidoptera-scale-cells-from-epidermal-stem-cells-followed-by-ecdysone-regulated-dna-duplication-and-scale-secreting
#10
Shenglei Yuan, Wuren Huang, Lei Geng, Brenda T Beerntsen, Hongsheng Song, Erjun Ling
Integuments are the first line to protect insects from physical damage and pathogenic infection. In lepidopteran insects, they undergo distinct morphology changes such as scale formation during metamorphosis. However, we know little about integument development and scale formation during this stage. Here, we use the silkworm, Bombyx mori, as a model and show that stem cells in the integument of each segment, but not intersegmental membrane, divide into two scale precursor cells during the spinning stage. In young pupae, the scale precursor cell divides again...
September 21, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933922/alan-gregg-the-diary-of-a-thoughtful-eye-witness
#11
Susan Ladwig, Theodore Brown
After two years of discussions and delays surrounding his eventual departure, Alan Gregg, the 37-year-old associate director of the Rockefeller Foundation's Division of Medical Education (DME), set out from his Paris, France, office in late November 1927, destined for a 17-day trip to Moscow and Leningrad in the Soviet Union. His mission-the first time a Rockefeller officer had ever set foot on Soviet soil(1)-was to gather first-hand knowledge about the state of public health and medical education in Russia, as a precursor for offering training fellowships to Russian physicians...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933805/perioperative-administration-of-buffered-versus-non-buffered-crystalloid-intravenous-fluid-to-improve-outcomes-following-adult-surgical-procedures
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REVIEW
Sohail Bampoe, Peter M Odor, Ahilanandan Dushianthan, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, Suzie Cro, Tong J Gan, Michael Pw Grocott, Michael Fm James, Michael G Mythen, Catherine Mn O'Malley, Anthony M Roche, Kathy Rowan, Edward Burdett
BACKGROUND: Perioperative fluid strategies influence clinical outcomes following major surgery. Many intravenous fluid preparations are based on simple solutions, such as normal saline, that feature an electrolyte composition that differs from that of physiological plasma. Buffered fluids have a theoretical advantage of containing a substrate that acts to maintain the body's acid-base status - typically a bicarbonate or a bicarbonate precursor such as maleate, gluconate, lactate, or acetate...
September 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933687/tagging-of-the-vaccinia-virus-protein-f13-with-mcherry-causes-aberrant-virion-morphogenesis
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David C J Carpentier, Michael S Hollinshead, Helen A Ewles, Stacey-Ann Lee, Geoffrey L Smith
Vaccinia virus produces two distinct infectious virions; the single-enveloped intracellular mature virus (IMV), which remains in the cell until cell lysis, and the double-enveloped extracellular enveloped virus (EEV), which mediates virus spread. The latter is derived from a triple-enveloped intracellular enveloped virus (IEV) precursor, which is transported to the cell periphery by the kinesin-1 motor complex. This transport involves the viral protein A36 as well as F12 and E2. A36 is an integral membrane protein associated with the outer virus envelope and is the only known direct link between virion and kinesin-1 complex...
September 20, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933595/phosphoproteome-based-kinase-activity-profiling-reveals-the-critical-role-of-map2k2-and-plk1-in-neuronal-autophagy
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Lei-Lei Chen, Yong-Bo Wang, Ju-Xian Song, Wan-Kun Deng, Jia-Hong Lu, Li-Li Ma, Chuan-Bin Yang, Min Li, Yu Xue
Recent studies have demonstrated that dysregulation of macroautophagy/autophagy may play a central role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, and the induction of autophagy protects against the toxic insults of aggregate-prone proteins by enhancing their clearance. Thus, autophagy has become a promising therapeutic target against neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, quantitative phosphoproteomic profiling together with a computational analysis was performed to delineate the phosphorylation signalling networks regulated by 2 natural neuroprotective autophagy enhancers, corynoxine (Cory) and corynoxine B (Cory B)...
September 21, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933550/boron-heteroatom-addition-reactions-via-borylative-heterocyclization-oxyboration-aminoboration-and-thioboration
#15
Adena Issaian, Kim N Tu, Suzanne A Blum
Organoboron compounds and heterocycles are powerful building blocks and precursors for organic synthesis, including for drug discovery and agrochemical and material synthesis. The common strategy for the synthesis of borylated heterocycles involves two separate synthetic steps: first, synthesis of the heterocyclic core, and second, borylation of the core through established methods such as transition-metal-catalyzed C-H or C-X activation/borylation or lithiation/borylation. In this Account, we describe our laboratory's development of borylative heterocyclization reactions that access the heterocyclic core and install boron in one synthetic step...
September 21, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933540/metal-complexes-with-a-hexadentate-macrocyclic-diamine-tetracarbene-ligand
#16
Taotao Lu, Chu-Fan Yang, Li-Yi Zhang, Fan Fei, Xue-Tai Chen, Zi-Ling Xue
A hexadentate macrocyclic N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand precursor (H4L)(PF6)4 containing four benzimidazolium and two secondary amine groups, has been synthesized and characterized. Coordination chemistry of this new macrocyclic diamine-tetracarbene ligand has been studied by the synthesis of its Ag(I), Au(I), Ni(II), and Pd(II) complexes. Reactions of (H4L)(PF6)4 with different equiv of Ag2O result in Ag(I) complexes [Ag(H2L)](PF6)3 (1) and [Ag2(H2L)](PF6)4 (2). A mononuclear Au(I) complex [Au(H2L)](PF6)3 (3) and a trinuclear Au(I) complex [Au3(H2L)(Cl)2](PF6) (4) are obtained by transmetalation of 1 and 2 with AuCl(SMe2), respectively...
September 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933502/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-new-5-aminolevulinic-acid-derivatives-as-prodrugs-of-protoporphyrin-for-photodynamic-therapy
#17
Wei Zhu, Ying-Hua Gao, Chun-Hong Song, Zhi-Bin Lu, Tabbisa Namulinda, Yi-Ping Han, Yi-Jia Yan, Lai-Xing Wang, Zhi-Long Chen
Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) is used as a photosensitizer in the photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer and is synthesized intracellularly from 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) precursors. Thirteen novel 5-ALA derivatives were designed and synthesized appropriately with tailored hydrophilicity and lipophilicity. The generation of PpIX was detected and their antitumor activity in vitro and in vivo was also investigated. It was shown that compounds 9b-c, 11b-c and 13a displayed a characteristic long wavelength absorption peak at 593 nm after 5 h incubation in mice fibrosarcoma S180 cells...
September 21, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933477/a-cobalt-ii-heteroarylalkenolate-precursor-for-homogeneous-co3o4-coatings-by-atomic-layer-deposition
#18
Mehtap Büyükyazi, Thomas Fischer, Penmgei Yu, Mariona Coll, Sanjay Mathur
We present a new and efficient cobalt precursor, Co(II)(DMOCHCOCF3)2, to prepare Co3O4 thin films and conformal coatings. In the synthesis of this Co complex, heteroaryl moieties and CF3-groups were combined leading to the precursor with high thermal stability and volatility. The suitability of this precursor for ALD deposition was tested on flat silicon substrates and TiO2/C nanofibers upon process optimization. Deposition at 200 °C results in homogeneous and smooth Co3O4 thin films with a growth rate of 0...
September 21, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933430/a-binary-main-belt-comet
#19
Jessica Agarwal, David Jewitt, Max Mutchler, Harold Weaver, Stephen Larson
Asteroids are primitive Solar System bodies that evolve both collisionally and through disruptions arising from rapid rotation. These processes can lead to the formation of binary asteroids and to the release of dust, both directly and, in some cases, through uncovering frozen volatiles. In a subset of the asteroids called main-belt comets, the sublimation of excavated volatiles causes transient comet-like activity. Torques exerted by sublimation measurably influence the spin rates of active comets and might lead to the splitting of bilobate comet nuclei...
September 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933165/ir-iii-catalyzed-direct-c-h-functionalization-of-arylphosphine-oxides-a-strategy-for-mop-type-ligands-synthesis
#20
Zhong Liu, Ji-Qiang Wu, Shang-Dong Yang
Diazo compounds as coupling partners are efficiently applied to Ir(III)-catalyzed direct C-H functionalization of arylphosphine oxides. Involving C-H activation, carbene insertion, and tautomerism, this reaction proceeds under mild conditions, thus proving an approach to the synthesis of MOP-type ligand precursor in a single step. The utility of this transformation has been further demonstrated in ligand synthesis as well as in the construction of phosphole framework.
September 21, 2017: Organic Letters
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