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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738566/preparation-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-n-benzyl-phenethylamino-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-bonded-chiral-stationary-phase-for-hplc
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Liang Li, Biaoping Cheng, Rendan Zhou, Zhigang Cao, Chun Zeng, Laisheng Li
A novel N-benzyl-phenethylamino-β-cyclodextrin-bonded ordered mesoporous SBA-15 chiral stationary phase (BZCDP) for high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was prepared. The structure and morphology of the ligand and the stationary phase were characterized by mass spectrometry, elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. The enantiomers of chiral compounds including nine common β-adrenergic blocker drugs (β-blockers), eight dansyl amino acids (DNS-AA) and six flavanones were successfully separated by polar organic solvent and reversed-phase chromatography, respectively...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738356/thermal-preconditioning-may-prevent-tendon-adhesion-by-up-regulating-hsp72-in-rats
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Yang Tan, Qin-Fen Wu, Qiang Wu, Xin-Ti Tan, Liao-Bin Chen, Xin Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aims to determine the effects of thermal preconditioning on tendon adhesion by regulating the expression of heat shock protein 72 (HSP72) in rat models. METHODS: Sixty male Wistar rats were collected and randomly assigned into the thermal preconditioning and control groups. During the 4th and 8th weeks following surgery, 15 rats were sacrificed in each period respectively, and their tendon adhesion was observed and evaluated. Biomechanical testing was performed to measure the tensile strength and gliding distance of tendons...
July 24, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738351/major-depression-as-a-neuroprogressive-prelude-to-dementia-what-is-the-evidence
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Brian E Leonard
Epidemiological studies implicate chronic depression as a predisposing factor for dementia in later life. However, the link is incompletely understood and controversial. The aim of this review is to consider some of the biological factors that contribute to neuroprogressive brain dysfunction in late life as a consequence of prolonged, low-grade inflammation in the course of depressive episodes. As chronic inflammation is known to precipitate increased apoptosis of neurons and astrocytes, this could be a contributing factor to brain dysfunction...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738314/factors-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-in-a-cohort-of-older-homeless-adults-results-from-the-hope-home-study
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Emily Hurstak, Julene K Johnson, Lina Tieu, David Guzman, Claudia Ponath, Christopher T Lee, Christina Weyer Jamora, Margot Kushel
BACKGROUND: We evaluated cognitive function and factors associated with cognitive impairment in a cohort of older homeless adults. We hypothesized that substance use and a history of traumatic brain injury would be associated with cognitive impairment. METHODS: We recruited 350 homeless individuals aged ≥50 years using population-based sampling and conducted structured interviews and neuropsychological testing. We evaluated alcohol use with the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test, defining high-severity alcohol use as a total score ≥16 or ≥4 on the alcohol dependency sub-scale...
July 4, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738259/reasons-associated-with-treatment-non-adherence-in-schizophrenia-in-a-pakistan-cohort
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Irshad Ahmad, Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Brian Hallahan
non-adherence in patients with schizophrenia is the most common reason for a relapse of psychosis. In a cohort of participants in Pakistan who suffered a relapse of psychosis, we aimed to identify the principal factors associated with non-adherence, including any culture specific factors that might not be as significant in other jurisdictions. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken at four psychiatric hospitals in the Peshawar region in Pakistan with 55 participants (44 male and 11 female) diagnosed with schizophrenia, who had suffered a relapse of psychosis subsequent to treatment non-adherence...
July 13, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738221/self-efficacy-of-physical-education-teachers-in-including-students-with-cerebral-palsy-in-their-classes
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Yeshayahu Hutzler, Sharon Barak
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are often mainstreamed into the general education system, but are likely to be excluded from physical education (PE) classes. A questionnaire was constructed and utilized to measure PE teachers' self-efficacy (SE) toward inclusion of students with CP in each of three mobility categories (independent, using assistive devices, using wheelchair mobility) and the impact of experience and training on teachers' SE. Participants in the study were 121 PE teachers from different parts of Israel (mean age: 41...
July 21, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738213/determinants-of-the-magnitude-of-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-mortality-a-study-of-17-european-countries
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Johan P Mackenbach, Matthias Bopp, Patrick Deboosere, Katalin Kovacs, Mall Leinsalu, Pekka Martikainen, Gwenn Menvielle, Enrique Regidor, Rianne de Gelder
The magnitude of socioeconomic inequalities in mortality differs importantly between countries, but these variations have not been satisfactorily explained. We explored the role of behavioral and structural determinants of these variations, by using a dataset covering 17 European countries in the period 1970-2010, and by conducting multilevel multivariate regression analyses. Our results suggest that between-country variations in inequalities in current mortality can partly be understood from variations in inequalities in smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and poverty...
July 21, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738135/development-of-a-shortened-version-of-the-spatial-hearing-questionnaire-shq-s-for-screening-spatial-hearing-ability
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Hua Ou, Ann Perreau, Richard Tyler
Purpose: The Spatial Hearing Questionnaire (SHQ) was developed to address how to measure spatial-hearing ability in complex listening situations (Tyler, Perreau, & Ji, 2009). It has been translated and validated into various languages, including Chinese, Dutch, French, and Persian. Although the SHQ contains only 24 items, it could be time-consuming in a busy clinic to administer. The purposes of this study were to develop and validate a shortened version of the SHQ (SHQ-S) and to compare self-perceived spatial-hearing ability across adults with normal hearing (NH), hearing loss (HL), and cochlear implants (CIs)...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738064/species-a-rotavirus-nsp3-acquires-its-translation-inhibitory-function-prior-to-stable-dimer-formation
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Hugo I Contreras-Treviño, Edgar Reyna-Rosas, Renato León-Rodríguez, Blanca H Ruiz-Ordaz, Tzvetanka D Dinkova, Ana M Cevallos, Luis Padilla-Noriega
Species A rotavirus non-structural protein 3 (NSP3) is a translational regulator that inhibits or, under some conditions, enhances host cell translation. NSP3 binds to the translation initiation factor eIF4G1 and evicts poly-(A) binding protein (PABP) from eIF4G1, thus inhibiting translation of polyadenylated mRNAs, presumably by disrupting the effect of PABP bound to their 3'-ends. NSP3 has a long coiled-coil region involved in dimerization that includes a chaperone Hsp90-binding domain (HS90BD). We aimed to study the role in NSP3 dimerization of a segment of the coiled-coil region adjoining the HS90BD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737936/a-ii-geteo6-a-mn-cd-pb-non-centrosymmetric-layered-tellurates-with-pbsb2o6-related-structure
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Sun Woo Kim, Zheng Deng, Shuang Yu, Haricharan Padmanabhan, Weiguo Zhang, Venkatraman Gopalan, Changqing Jin, Martha Greenblatt
A(II)GeTeO6 (A = Mn, Cd, Pb), new non-centrosymmetric (NCS) honeycomb-layered tellurates, were synthesized and characterized. A(II)GeTeO6 (A = Mn, Cd, Pb) crystallize in trigonal space group P312 (No. 149) of edge-sharing Ge(4+)O6 and Te(6+)O6 octahedra, which form honeycomb-like-layers in the ab-plane with A(II) (A = Mn, Cd, Pb) cations located between the layers. Their crystal structures are PbSb2O6-related, and the ordering of Ge(4+) and Te(6+) in octahedral environment breaks the inversion symmetry of the parent PbSb2O6 structure...
July 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737807/npy-binds-with-heme-to-form-a-npy-heme-complex-enhancing-peroxidase-activity-in-free-heme-and-promoting-npy-nitration-and-inactivation
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Huixian Ye, Zhen Yang, Hailing Li, Zhonghong Gao
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a member of the pancreatic peptide family of neuropeptides that play a crucial role in numerous central and peripheral nervous system responses. Recently, it has been shown that NPY protects cells against neurotoxic damage from β-amyloid peptides (Aβ) in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Heme is a common factor linking several metabolic perturbations in AD and altered heme metabolism has been shown to be related to the pathologies of AD. Thus, heme may have a chance to act on NPY and potentially counteract its function...
July 24, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737787/coming-full-circle-constructing-a-gd6-wheel-dimer-by-dimer-and-the-importance-of-spin-topology
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Thomas N Hooper, Stuart K Langley, Silvia Gómez-Coca, Giulia Lorusso, Eliseo Ruiz, Keith S Murray, Marco Evangelisti, Euan K Brechin
The syntheses, structures, magnetic and thermodynamic properties of three related triethanolamine-based Gd(III) complexes are described. The smallest, a dimer ([Gd2]), can be viewed as the subunit from which the two larger complexes, a linear tetramer ([Gd2]2) and a cyclic hexamer ([Gd2]3), are composed by further deprotonation of the triethanolamine ligand. In all cases, nearest neighbour magnetic ions are weakly correlated by antiferromagnetic isotropic exchange, whose strength does not change significantly from one complex to another; J ranging from -0...
July 24, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737723/role-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-in-the-regulation-of-structural-plasticity-and-cognitive-function
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Crystal C Y Leung, Yung H Wong
Cognition and other higher brain functions are known to be intricately associated with the capacity of neural circuits to undergo structural reorganization. Structural remodelling of neural circuits, or structural plasticity, in the hippocampus plays a major role in learning and memory. Dynamic modifications of neuronal connectivity in the form of dendritic spine morphology alteration, as well as synapse formation and elimination, often result in the strengthening or weakening of specific neural circuits that determine synaptic plasticity...
July 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737556/application-of-epineural-sheath-as-a-novel-approach-for-fat-volume-maintenance
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Maria Siemionow, Safak Uygur, Maria Madajka
INTRODUCTION: Various methods have been suggested to improve fat graft survival and decrease graft loss. The exact mechanism of fat graft survival is still unclear, and new strategies are needed to further investigate it. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The efficacy of epineural sheath in fat volume maintenance was tested in rat model. Five experimental groups were created: group 1, fat graft without any coverage; group 2, epineural sheath tube alone; group 3, epineural sheath tube filled with fat graft; group 4, fat graft mixed with minced epineural sheath without any coverage; and group 5, fat graft covered with the epineural sheath patch...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737471/quality-control-by-trans-editing-factor-prevents-global-mistranslation-of-non-protein-amino-acid-%C3%AE-aminobutyrate
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Jo Marie Bacusmo, Alexandra B Kuzmishin, William A Cantara, Yuki Goto, Hiroaki Suga, Karin Musier-Forsyth
Accuracy in protein biosynthesis is maintained through multiple pathways, with a critical checkpoint occurring at the tRNA aminoacylation step catalyzed by aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (ARSs). In addition to the editing functions inherent to some synthetases, single-domain trans-editing factors, which are structurally homologous to ARS editing domains, have evolved as alternative mechanisms to correct mistakes in aminoacyl-tRNA synthesis. To date, ARS-like trans-editing domains have been shown to act on specific tRNAs that are mischarged with genetically encoded amino acids...
July 24, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737413/explaining-general-and-specific-factors-in-longitudinal-multimethod-and-bifactor-models-some-caveats-and-recommendations
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Tobias Koch, Jana Holtmann, Johannes Bohn, Michael Eid
An increasing number of psychological studies are devoted to the analysis of g-factor structures. One key purpose of applying g-factor models is to identify predictors or potential causes of the general and specific effects. Typically, researchers relate predictor variables directly to the general and specific factors using a classical mimic approach. However, this procedure bears some methodological challenges, which often lead to model misspecification and biased parameter estimates. We propose 2 possible modeling strategies to circumvent these problems: the multiconstruct bifactor and the residual approach...
July 24, 2017: Psychological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737392/ligand-strain-and-entropic-effects-on-the-binding-of-macrocyclic-and-linear-inhibitors-molecular-modelling-of-penicillopepsin-complexes
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Dimas Suarez, Natalia Diaz
Using extensive molecular dynamics simulations, we investigate the structure and dynamics of the complexes formed between penicillopepsin and two peptidomimetic inhibitors: a linear compound, isovaleryl(P4)-valine(P3)-asparagine(P2)-leucine(P1)-phosphonate-phenilalanine(P1'), and its macrocylic analog that includes a methylene bridge between the Asn(P2) and Phe(P1') side chains. The macrocyclic inhibitor, which has a 420-fold larger affinity than that of the acyclic one, has been considered to lower the entropic penalty for binding...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737233/direct-observation-of-inherent-atomic-scale-defect-disorders-responsible-for-high-performance-ti1-x-hfx-nisn1-y-sby-half-heusler-thermoelectric-alloys
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Ki Sung Kim, Young-Min Kim, Hyeona Mun, Jisoo Kim, Jucheol Park, Albina Y Borisevich, Kyu Hyoung Lee, Sung Wng Kim
Structural defects often dominate the electronic- and thermal-transport properties of thermoelectric (TE) materials and are thus a central ingredient for improving their performance. However, understanding the relationship between TE performance and the disordered atomic defects that are generally inherent in nanostructured alloys remains a challenge. Herein, the use of scanning transmission electron microscopy to visualize atomic defects directly is described and disordered atomic-scale defects are demonstrated to be responsible for the enhancement of TE performance in nanostructured Ti1-x Hfx NiSn1-y Sby half-Heusler alloys...
July 24, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737120/psychometric-properties-of-the-perceived-stress-scale-in-a-sample-of-german-dementia-patients-and-their-caregivers
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Friederike Deeken, Andreas Häusler, Johanna Nordheim, Michael Rapp, Nina Knoll, Nina Rieckmann
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the psychometric characteristics of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) in a sample of dementia patients and their spousal caregivers. METHODS: We investigated the reliability and validity of the 14-item PSS in a sample of 80 couples, each including one spouse who had been diagnosed with mild to moderate dementia (mean age 75.55, SD = 5.85, 38.7% female) and one spousal caregiver (mean age 73.06, SD = 6.75, 61...
July 24, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737061/functional-and-structural-alterations-in-the-migraine-cerebellum
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Jan Mehnert, Arne May
The cerebellum plays an important role in pain processing but its function in headache and specifically in migraine is not known. We therefore compared 54 migraineurs with pairwise matched healthy controls in a magnetic resonance imaging study on neuronal cerebellar activity in response to nociceptive trigeminal sensation and also investigated possible structural alterations. Headache frequency, disease duration, and the proximity to a migraine attack were used as co-factors. Migraine patients showed functional and structural alterations in the posterior part of the cerebellum, namely crus I and crus II...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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