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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821132/the-effect-of-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-on-poly-pseudo-rotaxane-nanoparticles-self-assembled-by-protoporphyrin-modified-poly-ethylene-glycol-for-anticancer-drug-delivery
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Taotao Xu, Junhua Li, Jun Cao, Wenxia Gao, Li Li, Bin He
Poly(pseudo)rotaxane (PPR) nanoparticles was facilely prepared using poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) modified with protoporphyrin (PpIX) and α-cyclodextrin (α-CD) via host-guest interaction, the effect of α-CD number on the nanoparticle properties was investigated. The PEG with protoporphyrin (PEG-PpIX) end capping was synthesized via coupling reaction and the poly(pseudo)rotaxane nanoparticles with different amount of α-CD were fabricated by host-guest interaction between mPEG-PpIX and α-CDs. The final product was characterized by nuclear magnetic spectrum ((1)H NMR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscope (AFM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813604/experimental-study-and-mathematical-modeling-of-self-sustained-kinetic-oscillations-in-catalytic-oxidation-of-methane-over-nickel
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Elena A Lashina, Vasily V Kaichev, Andrey Aleksandrovich Saraev, Zakhar S Vinokurov, Nataliya A Chumakova, Gennadii Chumakov, Valerii I Bukhtiyarov
The self-sustained kinetic oscillations in the oxidation of CH4 over Ni foil have been studied at atmospheric pressure using an X-ray diffraction technique and mass spectrometry. It has been shown that the regular oscillations appear under oxygen-deficient conditions; CO, CO2, H2, and H2O are detected as the products. According to in situ X-ray diffraction measurements nickel periodically oxidizes to NiO initiating the reaction-rate oscillations. To describe the oscillations we have proposed a 5-stage mechanism of the partial oxidation of methane over Ni and a corresponding three-variable kinetic model...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811033/strong-magnetoelectrolysis-effect-during-electrochemical-reaction-monitored-in-situ-by-high-resolution-nmr-spectroscopy
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Bruna Ferreira Gomes, Pollyana Ferreira da Silva, Carlos Manuel Silva Lobo, Maiara da Silva Santos, Luiz Alberto Colnago
The strong effect of magnetic field on the electrochemical (EC) reduction of a diamagnetic species was monitored in situ in a 600 MHz (14 T) NMR spectrometer. Throughout EC-NMR experiments, the diamagnetic species is influenced by the Lorentz force (cross product of current density and magnetic field), which in turn acts on analyte transport and, as a result, enhances reaction rates. This phenomenon, known as magnetoelectrolysis, has not been considered in several in situ EC-NMR studies in solution, electron paramagnetic resonance (EC-EPR) spectroscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging (EC-MRI) involving the oxidation and reduction of organic compounds and lithium ion batteries...
August 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810961/resuscitation-of-hypotensive-traumatic-brain-injured-animals-with-spray-dried-plasma-does-not-adversely-alter-physiology-and-improves-blood-brain-barrier-function
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Steven McDaniel, Stephanie Golla, Anthony N Moore, Joe DaCorta, Arthur Bode, Shibani Pati, Pramod K Dash, Jing Zhao
INTRODUCTION: According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, the number of soldiers who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has risen dramatically over the past decade. Studies have shown that brain damage can be exacerbated if blood loss occurs (often occurring in polytrauma). As blood supply is critical for brain function and survival, TBI patients must be properly resuscitated to maintain blood volume, blood pressure, and cerebral perfusion...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808100/hacking-the-thylakoid-proton-motive-force-for-improved-photosynthesis-modulating-ion-flux-rates-that-control-proton-motive-force-partitioning-into-%C3%AE-%C3%AF-and-%C3%AE-ph
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Geoffry A Davis, A William Rutherford, David M Kramer
There is considerable interest in improving plant productivity by altering the dynamic responses of photosynthesis in tune with natural conditions. This is exemplified by the 'energy-dependent' form of non-photochemical quenching (qE), the formation and decay of which can be considerably slower than natural light fluctuations, limiting photochemical yield. In addition, we recently reported that rapidly fluctuating light can produce field recombination-induced photodamage (FRIP), where large spikes in electric field across the thylakoid membrane (Δψ) induce photosystem II recombination reactions that produce damaging singlet oxygen ((1)O2)...
September 26, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808052/a-small-molecule-modulator-of-cardiac-myosin-acts-on-multiple-stages-of-the-myosin-chemomechanical-cycle
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Raja F Kawas, Robert L Anderson, Sadie R Bartholomew Ingle, Yonghong Song, Arvinder S Sran, Hector M Rodriguez
MYK-461 is a recently discovered novel small-molecule modulator of cardiac myosin that targets the underlying sarcomere hypercontractility of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), one of the most prevalent heritable cardiovascular disorders. Studies on isolated cells and muscle fibers, as well as intact animals, have shown that MYK-461 inhibits sarcomere force production, thereby reducing cardiac function. Initial mechanistic studies have suggested that MYK-461 primarily reduces the steady-state ATPase activity by inhibiting the rate of phosphate release of β-cardiac myosin-S1, but the molecular mechanism of action of MYK-461 has not been described...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797476/temperature-effects-on-aerobic-scope-and-cardiac-performance-of-european-perch-perca-fluviatilis
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Denise Lyager Jensen, Johannes Overgaard, Tobias Wang, Hans Gesser, Hans Malte
Several recent studies have highlighted how impaired cardiac performance at high temperatures and in hypoxia may compromise the capacity for oxygen transport. Thus, at high temperatures impaired cardiac capacity is proposed to reduce oxygen transport to a degree that lowers aerobic scope and compromises thermal tolerance (the oxygen- and capacity-limited thermal tolerance (OCLTT) hypothesis). To investigate this hypothesis, we measured aerobic and cardiac performance of a eurythermal freshwater teleost, the European perch (Perca fluviatilis)...
August 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790201/division-of-labor-bet-hedging-and-the-evolution-of-mixed-biofilm-investment-strategies
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Nick Vallespir Lowery, Luke McNally, William C Ratcliff, Sam P Brown
Bacterial cells, like many other organisms, face a tradeoff between longevity and fecundity. Planktonic cells are fast growing and fragile, while biofilm cells are often slower growing but stress resistant. Here we ask why bacterial lineages invest simultaneously in both fast- and slow-growing types. We develop a population dynamic model of lineage expansion across a patchy environment and find that mixed investment is favored across a broad range of environmental conditions, even when transmission is entirely via biofilm cells...
August 8, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777249/isometric-mid-thigh-pull-performance-is-associated-with-athletic-performance-and-sprinting-kinetics-in-division-i-men-and-women-s-basketball-players
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Jeremy R Townsend, David Bender, William Vantrease, John Hudy, Kevin Huet, Cassie Williamson, Emily Bechke, Paul Serafini, Gerald T Mangine
PURPOSE: To examine the relationships between isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) force, athletic performance measures, and sprint kinetics in Division I men's and women's basketball players. METHODS: Twenty-three (male = 8, female = 15) division 1 basketball players completed a maximal 20-m sprint trial while tethered to a device which provided kinetic feedback (peak and average sprinting power, velocity and force). Additionally, one repetition-maximal (1RM) front squat, 1RM hang clean, vertical jump height, and agility (pro-agility and lane agility) tests were performed...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777246/the-effects-of-jaw-clenching-and-jaw-alignment-mouthpiece-use-on-force-production-during-vertical-jump-and-isometric-clean-pull
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Charles R Allen, Yang-Chieh Fu, Vanessa Cazas-Moreno, Melinda W Valliant, Jacob R Gdovin, Charles C Williams, John C Garner
This study examined the effects of jaw clenching, and a self-adapted, jaw repositioning mouthpiece on force production during maximum countermovement vertical jump and maximum isometric mid-thigh clean pull assessments in an attempt to determine any ergogenic effects attributable to clenching, jaw repositioning mouthpiece use, or the combination of both. Thirty-six male subjects performed vertical jump and isometric clean pull assessments from a force platform under various mouthpiece and clench conditions...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772995/stability-of-an-electrodeposited-nanocrystalline-ni-based-alloy-coating-in-oil-and-gas-wells-with-the-coexistence-of-h%C3%A2-s-and-co%C3%A2
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Yiyong Sui, Chong Sun, Jianbo Sun, Baolin Pu, Wei Ren, Weimin Zhao
The stability of an electrodeposited nanocrystalline Ni-based alloy coating in a H₂S/CO₂ environment was investigated by electrochemical measurements, weight loss method, and surface characterization. The results showed that both the cathodic and anodic processes of the Ni-based alloy coating were simultaneously suppressed, displaying a dramatic decrease of the corrosion current density. The corrosion of the Ni-based alloy coating was controlled by H₂S corrosion and showed general corrosion morphology under the test temperatures...
June 9, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770302/acetobacter-pasteurianus-metabolic-change-induced-by-initial-acetic-acid-to-adapt-to-acetic-acid-fermentation-conditions
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Yu Zheng, Renkuan Zhang, Haisong Yin, Xiaolei Bai, Yangang Chang, Menglei Xia, Min Wang
Initial acetic acid can improve the ethanol oxidation rate of acetic acid bacteria for acetic acid fermentation. In this work, Acetobacter pasteurianus was cultured in ethanol-free medium, and energy production was found to increase by 150% through glucose consumption induced by initial acetic acid. However, oxidation of ethanol, instead of glucose, became the main energy production pathway when upon culturing ethanol containing medium. Proteome assay was used to analyze the metabolism change induced by initial acetic acid, which provided insight into carbon metabolic and energy regulation of A...
August 2, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768865/ubiquitin-ligase-wwp1-interacts-with-ebola-virus-vp40-to-regulate-egress
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Ziying Han, Cari A Sagum, Fumio Takizawa, Gordon Ruthel, Corbett T Berry, Jing Kong, J Oriol Sunyer, Bruce D Freedman, Mark T Bedford, Sachdev S Sidhu, Marius Sudol, Ronald N Harty
Ebola virus (EBOV) is a member of the Filoviridae family and the cause of hemorrhagic fever outbreaks. The EBOV VP40 (eVP40) matrix protein is the main driving force for virion assembly and budding. Indeed, expression of eVP40 alone in mammalian cells results in the formation and budding of virus-like particles (VLPs), which mimics the budding process and morphology of authentic, infectious EBOV. To complete the budding process, eVP40 utilizes its PPxY L-domain motif to recruit a specific subset of host proteins containing one or more modular WW-domains that then function to facilitate efficient production and release of eVP40 VLPs...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765466/estimating-the-number-of-dentists-needed-in-2040
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Stephen A Eklund, Howard L Bailit
Numerous factors that underlie the need for dentists are undergoing significant changes. Three factors are especially important: 1) improvements in oral health; 2) lower expenditures per patient per year, giving dentists the incentive to treat more patients to maintain incomes that justify their investment in dental education and practice; and 3) dental schools' producing new dentists at a faster rate than the growth in the population. If these trends continue, there is likely to be a dentist surplus of between 32% and 110% by 2040...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764150/modulation-of-lung-function-by-increased-nitric-oxide-production
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Md Nazrul Islam, Ram Lochan Yadav, Prakash Kumar Yadav
INTRODUCTION: Cigarette smoking reduces endogenous Nitric Oxide (NO) production by reducing Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) activity, which is one of the probable reason for increased rate of pulmonary diseases in smokers. Nitric oxide/oxygen blends are used in critical care to promote capillary and pulmonary dilation to treat several pulmonary vascular diseases. Among several supplements, the highest NOS activation has been proved for garlic with its unique mechanism of action. AIM: To investigate the effect of dietary supplementation of NO producing garlic on pulmonary function of smokers...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757809/if-you-go-down-to-the-woods-today-infants-distress-during-a-teddy-bear-s-picnic-in-relation-to-peer-relations-and-later-emotional-problems
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Dale F Hay, Stephanie H M van Goozen, Lisa Mundy, Rebecca Phillips, Siwan Roberts, Mirjam Meeuwsen, Ian Goodyer, Oliver Perra
Infants' emotional reactions to an unusual event were assessed at a simulated birthday party during which two costumed characters enacted a Teddy Bear's Picnic. Two hundred and fifty-eight firstborn infants in a representative British community sample were observed at a mean age of 12.8 months in the presence of their parents and other participating families, in a laboratory sitting room decorated with balloons and banners. The picnic scenario was followed by free play with the other participating infants...
July 2017: Infancy: the Official Journal of the International Society on Infant Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727016/genomewide-association-mapping-and-pathway-analysis-of-meat-tenderness-in-polled-nellore-cattle
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L M Castro, G J M Rosa, F B Lopes, L C A Regitano, A J M Rosa, C U Magnabosco
Brazil is one of the world's largest beef exporters, although the product has a low price due to quality issues. The meat exported by Brazil is considered medium and low quality by international buyers, mainly due to lack of tenderness. The predominant Zebu breeds (80% Nellore) are known for producing tougher beef than taurine breeds. Nonetheless, some studies have shown that there is substantial genetic variability for tenderness within the Nellore breed, although it is a difficult trait to improve by conventional selection methods...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713464/a-rapidly-incremented-tethered-swimming-test-for-defining-domain-specific-training-zones
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Dalton M Pessôa Filho, Leandro O C Siqueira, Astor R Simionato, Mário A C Espada, Daniel S Pestana, Fred J DiMenna
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a tethered-swimming incremental test comprising small increases in resistive force applied every 60 seconds could delineate the isocapnic region during rapidly-incremented exercise. Sixteen competitive swimmers (male, n = 11; female, n = 5) performed: (a) a test to determine highest force during 30 seconds of all-out tethered swimming (Favg) and the ΔF, which represented the difference between Favg and the force required to maintain body alignment (Fbase), and (b) an incremental test beginning with 60 seconds of tethered swimming against a load that exceeded Fbase by 30% of ΔF followed by increments of 5% of ΔF every 60 seconds...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703294/seed-production-and-predation-in-a-changing-climate-new-roles-for-resource-and-seed-predator-feedback
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Christer Solbreck, Jonas Knape
Climate change may cause changes in the dynamics of populations beyond comparatively simple directional effects. To better understand complex effects on dynamics requires long-term studies of populations that experience changes in climatic conditions. We study the dynamics of a seed-production-seed-predation system, consisting of a perennial herb and its two seed predatory insects, over a 40-yr period during which climate change has caused the annual growing season to increase by 20 d. During this period, plant patches have increased almost threefold in size and seed production has slipped into a pattern of alternate high and low years with a higher variance than in the beginning of the period...
July 13, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702634/controlling-biomineralisation-with-cations
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K K Sand, C S Pedersen, J Matthiesen, S Dobberschütz, S L S Stipp
The production of polymers for controlling calcite growth is a well-known approach in biomineralising organisms. Numerous studies have shown that polymers significantly influenced the growth rate and morphology of CaCO3 but little is known about how the polymers are actually controlled by the organisms. Here we show that cations control the effect of polysaccharides and that these processes have been in place for at least 60 million years. We studied the interaction between cleaved samples of pure calcite and ancient coccolith associated polysaccharides (aPS) that we had extracted from the samples of Cretaceous chalk, in solutions that contained one of the common seawater cations, K(+), Ca(2+), Mg(2+) and Sr(2+)...
July 12, 2017: Nanoscale
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