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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651166/air-quality-inside-subway-metro-indoor-environment-worldwide-a-review
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REVIEW
Bin Xu, Jinliang Hao
The air quality in the subway metro indoor microenvironment has been of particular public concern. With specific reference to the growing demand of green transportation and sustainable development, subway metro systems have been rapidly developed worldwide in last decades. The number of metro commuters has continuously increased over recent years in metropolitan cities. In some cities, metro system has become the primary public transportation mode. Although commuters typically spend only 30-40min in metros, the air pollutants emitted from various interior components of metro system as well as air pollutants carried by ventilation supply air are significant sources of harmful air pollutants that could lead to unhealthy human exposure...
June 23, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649334/population-structure-in-chicory-cichorium-intybus-a-successful-u-s-weed-since-the-american-revolutionary-war
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Tomáš Závada, Rondy J Malik, Rick V Kesseli
Plant invasions are recognized as major drivers of ecosystem change, yet the precise cause of these invasions remains unknown for many species. Frequency and modes of introductions during the first, transport and colonization, stages of the invasion process as well as phenotypic changes due to plasticity or changing genetic diversity and adaptation during later establishment and expansion stages can all influence the "success" of invasion. Here, we examine some of these factors in, and the origin of, a very successful weed, Cichorium intybus (chicory) which was introduced to North America in the 18th century and which now can be found in all 48 continental U...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647258/influence-of-haze-pollution-on-water-soluble-chemical-species-in-pm2-5-and-size-resolved-particles-at-an-urban-site-during-fall
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Geun-Hye Yu, Yan Zhang, Sung-Yong Cho, Seungshik Park
To investigate the influence of haze on the chemical composition and formation processes of ambient aerosol particles, PM2.5 and size-segregated aerosol particles were collected daily during fall at an urban site of Gwangju, Korea. During the study period, the total concentration of secondary ionic species (SIS) contributed an average of 43.9% to the PM2.5, whereas the contribution of SIS to the PM2.5 during the haze period was 62.3%. The NO3(-) and SO4(2-) concentrations in PM2.5 during the haze period were highly elevated, being 13...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646491/sickle-cells-produce-functional-immune-modulators-and-cytotoxics
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Chiao-Wang Sun, Li-Chen Wu, Peter L Knopick, David S Bradley, Tim Townes, David S Terman
Sickle erythrocytes' (SSRBCs) unique physical adaptation to hypoxic conditions renders them able to home to hypoxic tumor niches in vivo, shut down tumor blood flow and induce tumoricidal responses. SSRBCs are also useful vehicles for transport of encapsulated drugs and oncolytic virus into hypoxic tumors with enhanced anti-tumor effects. In search of additional modes for arming sickle cells with cytotoxics, we turned to a lentiviral β-globin vector with optimized Locus Control Region/β-globin coding region/promoter/enhancers...
June 24, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633373/auxin-transport-and-response-requirements-for-root-hydrotropism-differ-between-plant-species
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Yusuke Nakajima, Yoshitaka Nara, Akie Kobayashi, Tomoki Sugita, Yutaka Miyazawa, Nobuharu Fujii, Hideyuki Takahashi
The direction of auxin transport changes in gravistimulated roots, causing auxin accumulation in the lower side of horizontally reoriented roots. This study found that auxin was similarly involved in hydrotropism and gravitropism in rice and pea roots, but hydrotropism in Lotus japonicus roots was independent of both auxin transport and response. Application of either auxin transport inhibitors or an auxin response inhibitor decreased both hydrotropism and gravitropism in rice roots, and reduced hydrotropism in pea roots...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633356/ridesharing-and-motor-vehicle-crashes-in-four-u-s-cities-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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Christopher N Morrison, Sara F Jacoby, Beidi Dong, M Kit Delgado, Douglas J Wiebe
Uber, the world's largest ridesharing company, has reportedly provided over two billion journeys globally since operations began in 2010; however, the impact on motor vehicle crashes is unclear. Theoretically, ridesharing could reduce alcohol-involved crashes in locations where other modes of transportation are less attractive than driving one's own vehicle while alcohol-affected. We conducted interrupted time series analyses using weekly counts of injury crashes and the proportion that were alcohol-involved in four US cities (Las Vegas, NV; Portland, OR; Reno, NV; San Antonio, TX)...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632039/thiocyanate-a-review-and-evaluation-of-the-kinetics-and-the-modes-of-action-for-thyroid-hormone-perturbations
#7
Marie-Emilie Willemin, Annie Lumen
Exposure of the population to thiocyanate is predominantly through the diet and cigarette smoke. Thiocyanate is a potential thyroid disruptor due to its capacity to inhibit the uptake of iodide by the thyroid. Thiocyanate also interacts with the enzymatic reactions associated with iodide organification and thyroid hormone synthesis. Quantification of the dose-response relationships of thiocyanate and alteration in thyroid hormone levels is important for evaluating the risk of exposure to thiocyanate in humans...
March 6, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628010/-the-main-stages-of-the-preparation-of-viable-tumor-cells-of-bladder-cancer-from-isolation-of-the-tumor-material-till-cryopreservation-of-cell-lines
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T Slavyanskaya, S -Salnikova
The development of personalized autologous dendritic cell anti-tumor vaccines (PDPW) against bladder cancer (BC) is a relevant issue that covers many aspects required for its standardization. The article presents personal experimental studies related to development of optimal conditions of transportation of biological material; temperature and temporary modes for the storage of the samples; the materials about the optimal method of disaggregation of the biomaterial; there has been shown a comparative analysis of different methods of tumor disaggregation; the selection of nutritious growth mediums and growth factors for urothelial carcinoma cells (UCC), the conditions of cryopreservation of tumor cells for maximum UCC viability, potentially suitable for creating PDPW against BC...
May 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626426/potential-of-central-eastern-and-western-africa-medicinal-plants-for-cancer-therapy-spotlight-on-resistant-cells-and-molecular-targets
#9
REVIEW
Armelle T Mbaveng, Victor Kuete, Thomas Efferth
Cancer remains a major health hurdle worldwide and has moved from the third leading cause of death in the year 1990 to second place after cardiovascular disease since 2013. Chemotherapy is one of the most widely used treatment modes; however, its efficiency is limited due to the resistance of cancer cells to cytotoxic agents. The present overview deals with the potential of the flora of Central, Eastern and Western African (CEWA) regions as resource for anticancer drug discovery. It also reviews the molecular targets of phytochemicals of these plants such as ABC transporters, namely P-glycoprotein (P-gp), multi drug-resistance-related proteins (MRPs), breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP, ABCG2) as well as the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR/ErbB-1/HER1), human tumor suppressor protein p53, caspases, mitochondria, angiogenesis, and components of MAP kinase signaling pathways...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622647/endocrine-disrupting-activity-of-per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-exploring-combined-approaches-of-ligand-and-structure-based-modeling
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Supratik Kar, Maria S Sepúlveda, Kunal Roy, Jerzy Leszczynski
Exposure to perfluorinated and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFCs/PFASs), endocrine disrupting halogenated pollutants, has been linked to various diseases including thyroid toxicity in human populations across the globe. PFASs can compete with thyroxine (T4) for binding to the human thyroid hormone transport protein transthyretin (TTR) which may lead to reduce thyroid hormone levels leading to endocrine disrupting adverse effects. Environmental fate and endocrine-disrupting activity of PFASs has initiated several research projects, but the amount of experimental data available for these pollutants is limited...
June 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622282/towards-a-neurobiological-understanding-of-alexithymia
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REVIEW
Nicolás Meza-Concha, Marcelo Arancibia, Felicia Salas, Rosa Behar, Germán Salas, Hernán Silva, Rocío Escobar
Although the specialized literature on the etiology of alexithymia is controversial, neurobiological research has shown relevant advances. The aim of this review is to analyze the available evidence regarding the neurophysiological bases of alexithymia. A comprehensive review of available articles from Medline/PubMed, EBSCO and SciELO was conducted. Previously, alexithymia was linked to a reduced interhemispheric brain connection. From a childhood traumatic perspective, the right prefrontal cortex and the default mode network would experience alterations, first hypermetabolic (dopaminergic and glutamatergic dysregulation) and then hypometabolic-dissociative (serotonergic and opioid dysregulation), resulting in a distorted interoceptive and emotional awareness...
May 29, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622074/disparities-in-feedback-provision-to-emergency-medical-services-professionals
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Rebecca E Cash, Remle P Crowe, Severo A Rodriguez, Ashish R Panchal
INTRODUCTION: Feedback to EMS professionals is a critical component for optimizing patient care and outcomes in the prehospital setting. There is a paucity of data concerning the feedback received by prehospital providers. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of feedback received by EMS professionals in the past 30 days including the types, sources, modes, and utility of feedback. The secondary objective was to identify factors associated with receiving any feedback and, specifically, feedback regarding medical care provided...
June 16, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619636/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-non-specific-lipid-transfer-protein-from-chelidonium-majus-l-latex
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Robert Nawrot, Damian Józefiak, Anna Sip, Dorota Kuźma, Oskar Musidlak, Anna Goździcka-Józefiak
Plant non-specific lipid transfer proteins (nsLTPs) are small basic proteins, which mostly play a role in intracellular lipid transport and antimicrobial defense. Recently it was shown using shotgun proteomic approach that the whole plant extract of Chelidonium majus L. (Papaveraceae) contains relatively abundant nsLTPs. Therefore the aim of the work was to isolate and characterize nsLTP from C. majus latex. Results obtained using PCR approach with degenerate primers showed the presence of nsLTP protein in C...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613274/experimental-neutron-scattering-evidence-for-proton-polaron-in-hydrated-metal-oxide-proton-conductors
#14
Artur Braun, Qianli Chen
Hydration of oxygen-deficient metal oxides causes filling of oxygen vacancies and formation of hydroxyl groups with interstitial structural protons, rotating around the oxygen in localized motion. Thermal activation from 500 to 800 K triggers delocalization of the protons by jumping to adjacent oxygen ions, constituting proton conductivity. We report quantitative analyses of proton and lattice dynamics by neutron-scattering data, which reveal the interaction of protons with the crystal lattice and proton-phonon coupling...
June 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611990/structure-and-function-of-p97-and-pex1-6-type-ii-aaa-complexes
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REVIEW
Paul Saffert, Cordula Enenkel, Petra Wendler
Protein complexes of the Type II AAA+ (ATPases associated with diverse cellular activities) family are typically hexamers of 80-150 kDa protomers that harbor two AAA+ ATPase domains. They form double ring assemblies flanked by associated domains, which can be N-terminal, intercalated or C-terminal to the ATPase domains. Most prominent members of this family include NSF (N-ethyl-maleimide sensitive factor), p97/VCP (valosin-containing protein), the Pex1/Pex6 complex and Hsp104 in eukaryotes and ClpB in bacteria...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611105/the-dna-binding-polyamine-moiety-in-the-vectorized-dna-topoisomerase-ii-inhibitor-f14512-alters-reparability-of-the-consequent-enzyme-linked-dna-double-strand-breaks
#16
Oriane Bombarde, Florence Larminat, Dennis Gomez, Philippe Frit, Carine Racca, Bruno Gomes, Nicolas Guilbaud, Patrick Calsou
Poisons of Topoisomerase II (TOP2) kill cancer cells by preventing religation of intermediate DNA breaks during the enzymatic process and thus by accumulating enzyme-drug-DNA complexes called TOP2 cleavage-complex (TOP2cc). F14512 is a highly cytotoxic polyamine-vectorized TOP2 inhibitor derived from etoposide and currently in clinical trials. It was shown in vitro that F14512 has acquired DNA binding properties and that the stability of TOP2cc was strongly increased. Paradoxically, at equitoxic concentrations in cells, F14512 induced less DNA breaks than etoposide...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609757/a-molecular-docking-study-of-the-interactions-between-human-transferrin-and-seven-metallocene-dichlorides
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Jorge R Güette-Fernández, Enrique Meléndez, Wilson Maldonado-Rojas, Carlos Ortega-Zúñiga, Jesus Olivero-Verbel, Elsie I Parés-Matos
Human Transferrin (hTf) is a metal-binding protein found in blood plasma and is well known for its role in iron delivery. With only a 30% of its capacity for Fe(+3) binding, this protein has the potential ability to transport other metal ions or organometallic compounds from the blood stream to all cell tissues. In this perspective, recent studies have described seven metallocene dichlorides (Cp2M(IV)Cl2, M(IV)=V, Mo, W, Nb, Ti, Zr, Hf) suitable as anticancer drugs and less secondary effects than cisplatin...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608673/organic-donor-acceptor-complexes-as-novel-organic-semiconductors
#18
Jing Zhang, Wei Xu, Peng Sheng, Guangyao Zhao, Daoben Zhu
Organic donor-acceptor (DA) complexes have attracted wide attention in recent decades, resulting in the rapid development of organic binary system electronics. The design and synthesis of organic DA complexes with a variety of component structures have mainly focused on metallicity (or even superconductivity), emission, or ferroelectricity studies. Further efforts have been made in high-performance electronic investigations. The chemical versatility of organic semiconductors provides DA complexes with a great number of possibilities for semiconducting applications...
June 13, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607397/oscillatory-bursting-of-gel-fuel-droplets-in-a-reacting-environment
#19
Ankur Miglani, Purushothaman Nandagopalan, Jerin John, Seung Wook Baek
Understanding the combustion behavior of gel fuel droplets is pivotal for enhancing burn rates, lowering ignition delay and improving the operational performance of next-generation propulsion systems. Vapor jetting in burning gel fuel droplets is a crucial process that enables an effective transport (convectively) of unreacted fuel from the droplet domain to the flame zone and accelerates the gas-phase mixing process. Here, first we show that the combusting ethanol gel droplets (organic gellant laden) exhibit a new oscillatory jetting mode due to aperiodic bursting of the droplet shell...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606118/neighborhood-educational-disparities-in-active-commuting-among-women-the-effect-of-distance-between-the-place-of-residence-and-the-place-of-work-study-an-acti-cit%C3%A3-s-study
#20
Camille Perchoux, Julie-Anne Nazare, Tarik Benmarhnia, Paul Salze, Thierry Feuillet, Serge Hercberg, Franck Hess, Mehdi Menai, Christiane Weber, Hélène Charreire, Christophe Enaux, Jean-Michel Oppert, Chantal Simon
BACKGROUND: Active transportation has been associated with favorable health outcomes. Previous research highlighted the influence of neighborhood educational level on active transportation. However, little is known regarding the effect of commuting distance on social disparities in active commuting. In this regard, women have been poorly studied. The objective of this paper was to evaluate the relationship between neighborhood educational level and active commuting, and to assess whether the commuting distance modifies this relationship in adult women...
June 12, 2017: BMC Public Health
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