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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334625/light-quality-affects-flavonoid-production-and-related-gene-expression-in-cyclocarya-paliurus
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Yang Liu, Shengzuo Fang, Wanxia Yang, Xulan Shang, Xiangxiang Fu
Understanding the responses of plant growth and secondary metabolites to differential light conditions is very important to optimize cultivation conditions of medicinal woody plants. As a highly valued and multiple function tree species, Cyclocarya paliurus is planted and managed for timber production and medical use. In this study, LED-based light including white light (WL), blue light (BL), red light (RL), and green light (GL) were used to affect leaf biomass production, flavonoid accumulation and related gene expression of one-year C...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334223/a-novel-color-modulation-analysis-strategy-through-tunable-multiband-laser-for-nanoparticle-identification-and-evaluation
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Xuan Cao, Gang Lei, Jingjing Feng, Qi Pan, Xiaodong Wen, Yan He
Creating color difference and improving the color resolution in digital imaging is crucial for better application of color analy-sis. Herein, a novel color modulation analysis strategy was developed by using a homemade tunable multiband laser illumi-nation device, in which the portions of R, G, and B components of the illumination light are discretionarily adjustable, and hence the sample color could be visually modulated continuously in the RGB color space. Through this strategy, the color appearance of single gold nanorods (AuNRs) under dark-field microscopy, was migrated from the spectrally insensitive red region to the spectrally sensitive green-yellow-red region...
January 15, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333874/road-traffic-injuries-among-riders-of-electric-bike-electric-moped-in-southern-china
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Xujun Zhang, Yaming Yang, Jie Yang, Jie Hu, Yang Li, Ming Wu, Lorann Stallones, Henry Xiang
Objective Electric bike/moped-related road traffic injuries have become a burgeoning public health problem in China. The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence and potential risk factors of electric bike/moped -related road traffic injuries among electric bike/moped riders in southern China. Methods A cross-sectional study was used to interview 3,151 electric bike/moped riders in southern China. Electric bike/moped-related road traffic injuries that occurred from July 2014 to June 2015 were investigated...
January 15, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333390/physicochemical-and-consumer-acceptance-of-tofu-supplemented-with-licorice-powder
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Jun Ho Lee, Han San Jung
To develop functionally and nutritionally improved tofu, the effects of partial (0.2~0.8%) replacement with licorice powder (LP) on the quality characteristics of tofu were investigated. The pH and turbidity values decreased upon addition of increasing amounts of LP (P<0.05). The yield of LP-supplemented tofu was higher than that of the control tofu, and it increased as the concentration of LP increased (P<0.05). Substituting 0.6% and above of LP significantly hardened the texture of tofu (P<0.05) while control and 0...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331725/bivo4-n-rgo-nano-composites-as-highly-efficient-visible-active-photocatalyst-for-the-degradation-of-dyes-and-antibiotics-in-eco-system
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Brindha Appavu, Sivakumar Thiripuranthagan, Sudhakar Ranganathan, Elangovan Erusappan, Kathiravan Kannan
Herein, we report the synthesis of novel nitrogen doped reduced graphene oxide/ BiVO4 photo catalyst by single step hydrothermal method. The physicochemical properties of the catalysts were characterized using XRD, N2 adsorption-desorption, Raman, XPS, SEM TEM, DRS-UV and EIS techniques. The synthesized catalysts were tested for their catalytic activity in the photo degradation of some harmful textile dyes (methylene blue & congo red) and antibiotics (metronidazole and chloramphenicol) under visible light irradiation...
January 10, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328494/pterostilbene-inhibits-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-apoptosis-in-primary-spinal-cord-neurons-by-activating-autophagy-via-the-mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-pathway
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Jing-Lan He, Xiao-Hui Dong, Zong-Hu Li, Xiao-Ying Wang, Zhi-An Fu, Na Shen
Autophagy is an important self-adaptive mechanism that is involved in inhibiting reactive oxygen species (ROS) in spinal cord neurons. Pterostilbene, a natural plant extract, has been demonstrated to possess antioxidant effects; however, it has not yet been investigated whether pterostilbene could activate autophagy and protect spinal cord neurons from oxidative stress. In the present study, primary spinal cord neurons of Sprague Dawley rats were cultured. Cell counting kit‑8 analysis was used to detect cytotoxicity of pterostilbene...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328237/visible-light-optical-coherence-microscopy-of-the-brain-with-isotropic-femtoliter-resolution-in-vivo
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Conrad William Merkle, Shau Poh Chong, Aaron Michael Kho, Jun Zhu, Alfredo Dubra, Vivek Jay Srinivasan
Most flying-spot optical coherence tomography and optical coherence microscopy (OCM) systems use a symmetric confocal geometry, where the detection path retraces the illumination path starting from and ending with the spatial mode of a single-mode optical fiber. Here we describe a visible light OCM instrument that breaks this symmetry to improve transverse resolution without sacrificing collection efficiency in scattering tissue. This was achieved by overfilling a water immersion objective on the illumination path while maintaining a conventional Gaussian mode detection path (1/e2 intensity diameter ∼0...
January 15, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328116/hybrid-sensing-face-detection-and-registration-for-low-light-and-unconstrained-conditions
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Mingyuan Zhou, Haiting Lin, S Susan Young, Jingyi Yu
The capability to track, detect, and identify human targets in highly cluttered scenes under extreme conditions, such as in complete darkness or on the battlefield, has been one of the primary tactical advantages in military operations. In this paper, we propose a new collaborative, multi-spectrum sensing method to achieve face detection and registration under low-light and unconstrained conditions. We design and prototype a novel type of hybrid sensor by combining a pair of near-infrared (NIR) cameras and a thermal camera (a long-wave infrared camera)...
January 1, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327578/rapid-light-driven-color-transition-of-novel-photo-responsive-polydiacetylene-molecules
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Jiseok Lee, Sungbaek Seo, Jinsang Kim
We developed new photo-responsive polydiacetylene (PR-PDA) molecules by incorporating a photo-cleavable moiety, 6-nitropiperonyl alcohol (NP) or 4, 5-dimethoxy-2-nitrobenzyl alcohol (DMN), into a self-assembling diacetylene molecule. Inducing steric disordering of the assembled PDA molecules by the cleavage of the photo-responsive moiety under 365 nm UV irradiation results in color transition from blue to red and development of red fluorescence, allowing convenient photo patterning. Further writing and erasing of fluorescence patterns are demonstrated toward novel secure information communication and anti-counterfeiting applications...
January 12, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327404/a-novel-red-emitting-phosphor-libab9-o15-sm2-sm3-li-with-broad-excitation-band-for-white-leds
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Ting Li, Zhijun Wang, Panlai Li, Shuchao Xu, Qiongyu Bai, Zhiping Yang
A novel tunable red emitting phosphor LiBaB9 O15 :Sm2+ /Sm3+ , Li+ with broad excitation band was synthesized by a high temperature solid-state method. Luminescence properties were investigated in detail by luminescence, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) spectra and CIE chromaticity coordinates. XPS data confirmed that there were Sm3+ in LiBaB9 O15 :Sm3+ and Sm2+ /Sm3+ in LiBaB9 O15 :Sm2+ /Sm3+ , respectively. Spectral property of LiBaB9 O15 :Sm3+ , LiBaB9 O15 :Sm3+ /Sm2+ and LiBaB9 O15 :Sm2+ , Li+ presented that the excitation band of Sm3+ widened and the excitation band of Sm2+ ranged from 350 to 450 nm...
January 12, 2018: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327383/large-scale-noniridescent-structural-color-printing-enabled-by-infiltration-driven-nonequilibrium-colloidal-assembly
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Ling Bai, Van Cuong Mai, Yun Lim, Shuai Hou, Helmuth Möhwald, Hongwei Duan
Structural colors originating from interaction of light with intricately arranged micro-/nanostructures have stimulated considerable interest because of their inherent photostability and energy efficiency. In particular, noniridescent structural color with wide viewing angle has been receiving increasing attention recently. However, no method is yet available for rapid and large-scale fabrication of full-spectrum structural color patterns with wide viewing angles. Here, infiltration-driven nonequilibrium assembly of colloidal particles on liquid-permeable and particle-excluding substrates is demonstrated to direct the particles to form amorphous colloidal arrays (ACAs) within milliseconds...
January 12, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327206/brain-photobiomodulation-therapy-a-narrative-review
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Farzad Salehpour, Javad Mahmoudi, Farzin Kamari, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad, Seyed Hossein Rasta, Michael R Hamblin
Brain photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy using red to near-infrared (NIR) light is an innovative treatment for a wide range of neurological and psychological conditions. Red/NIR light is able to stimulate complex IV of the mitochondrial respiratory chain (cytochrome c oxidase) and increase ATP synthesis. Moreover, light absorption by ion channels results in release of Ca2+ and leads to activation of transcription factors and gene expression. Brain PBM therapy enhances the metabolic capacity of neurons and stimulates anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and antioxidant responses, as well as neurogenesis and synaptogenesis...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327031/a-thin-cdse-shell-boosts-the-electron-transfer-from-cdte-quantum-dots-to-methylene-blue
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L Dworak, S Roth, M P Scheffer, A S Frangakis, J Wachtveitl
CdTe core and CdTe/CdSe core/shell quantum dots (QD) are investigated with steady state and time-resolved spectroscopic methods. The coating of the CdTe core with a 0.7 nm thick CdSe shell shifts the lowest exciton absorption band to the red by more than 70 nm making the CdTe/CdSe QD an interesting candidate for application in solar energy conversion. Femtosecond transient absorption measurements are applied to study the photoinduced electron transfer (ET) to the molecular acceptor methylene blue (MB). ET times after single excitation of the QD are determined for different MB : QD ratios...
January 12, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326032/the-anxiolytic-effect-of-juniperus-virginiana-l-essential-oil-and-determination-of-its-active-constituents
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Kai Zhang, Lei Yao
Essential oil from Juniperus virginiana L. (eastern red cedarwood essential oil, CWO) has been used to relax mind and enhance comfort for medical purposes. Few reports showed its effect on anxiety behaviors in animal models. The present study investigated the anxiolytic effect of CWO using two anxiety tests in mice, then determined the major active constituents, examined the change of neurotransmitters after intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration. Analysis using GC/MS revealed that the CWO contained (-)-α-cedrene (28...
January 8, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324699/led-ct-scan-for-ph-distribution-on-a-cross-section-of-cell-culture-medium
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Nobuya Higashino, Toshio Takayama, Hiroaki Ito, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasutaka Yamaguchi, Chia-Hung Dylan Tsai, Makoto Kaneko
In cell culture, the pH of the culture medium is one of the most important conditions. However, the culture medium may have non-uniform pH distribution due to activities of cells and changes in the environment. Although it is possible to measure the pH distribution with an existing pH meter using distributed electrodes, the method involves direct contact with the medium and would greatly increase the risk of contamination. Here in this paper, we propose a computed tomography (CT) scan for measuring pH distribution using the color change of phenol red with a light-emitting diode (LED) light source...
January 11, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323877/curcumin-conjugated-gold-clusters-for-bioimaging-and-anticancer-applications
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Saravanan Govindaraju, Arunkumar Rengaraj, Roshini Arivazhagan, Yun-Suk Huh, Kyusik Yun
Curcumin-conjugated gold clusters (CUR-AuNCs) were synthesized using a "green" procedure and utilized as an anticancer and a bioimaging agent. Curcumin is a well-known anticancer agent, which forms a cluster when reacting with a gold precursor under mild alkali condition. A fluorescence spectroscopy analysis showed that the CUR-AuNCs emitted red fluorescence (650 nm) upon visible light (550) irradiation. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis confirmed the stretching and bending nature between the gold atoms and curcumin...
January 11, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322519/inactivation-of-chikungunya-virus-in-blood-components-treated-with-amotosalen-ultraviolet-a-light-or-amustaline-glutathione
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Andrew Laughhunn, Yan-Jang S Huang, Dana L Vanlandingham, Marion C Lanteri, Adonis Stassinopoulos
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne arbovirus, often co-circulates with the Zika, dengue, and yellow fever viruses in Aedes mosquito-infested areas where cases of arbovirus transfusion-transmitted infections have been reported. Building on past experience to help maintain the availability of safe components during major outbreaks of chikungunya virus in La Reunion, Italy, and Thailand and of Zika virus in the Pacific, the Caribbean, and the Americas, pathogen inactivation is a mitigation strategy to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infection...
January 10, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322103/a-national-survey-of-mri-safety-practices-in-ghana
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Albert Dayor Piersson, Philip Nii Gorleku
Objective: The aim of the present study was to assess current MRI safety practices among MRI facilities in Ghana, and their compliance with the 2013 American College of Radiology (ACR) guidance document on MR safe practices. Material and methods: A questionnaire developed from the 2013 ACR Guidance Document was used to collect information on magnetic field strengths, MR safety policy and compliance, patient screening, emergency preparedness, infection control, MRI safety accessories, equipment safety, signage and barriers, report of adverse incidents, and access and communication...
December 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321188/far-red-light-detection-in-the-shoot-regulates-lateral-root-development-through-the-hy5-transcription-factor
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Kasper van Gelderen, Chiakai Kang, Richard Paalman, Diederik H Keuskamp, Scott Hayes, Ronald Pierik
Plants in dense vegetation compete for resources and detect competitors through reflection of far-red (FR) light from surrounding plants. This reflection causes a reduced red(R):FR ratio, which is sensed through phytochromes. Low R:FR induces shade avoidance responses of the shoot and also changes the root system architecture, although this has received little attention so far. Here we investigate the molecular mechanisms through which light detection in the shoot regulates root development in Arabidopsis thaliana...
January 9, 2018: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319733/biomechanic-and-histologic-analysis-of-fibroblastic-effects-of-tendon-to-bone-healing-by-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-rotator-cuff-tears
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Chong Zhang, Yu-Jie Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) on tendon-to-bone reconstruction of rotator cuff tears. METHODS: Seventy-two rat supraspinatus tendons were transected and reconstructed in situ. At 8 and 16 weeks, specimens of three groups; that is control, L-dose (low dose), and H-dose (high dose) were harvested and underwent a biomechanical test to evaluate the maximum load and stiffness values. Histology sections of the tendon-to-bone interface were identified by hematoxylin-eosin or Masson trichrome stain...
December 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
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