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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195678/biochemical-evaluation-of-interactions-between-synergistic-molecules-and-phase-i-enzymes-involved-in-insecticide-resistance-in-b-and-q-type-bemisia-tabaci-hemiptera-aleyrodidae
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Michela Panini, Francesco Tozzi, Christoph T Zimmer, Chris Bass, Linda Field, Valerio Borzatta, Emanuele Mazzoni, Graham Moores
BACKGROUND: Metabolic resistance is an important consideration in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci, where an esterase-based mechanism has been attributed to pyrethroid resistance and over expression of the cytochrome P450, CYP6CM1, has been correlated to resistance to imidacloprid and other neonicotinoids. RESULTS: In vitro interactions between putative synergists and CYP6CM1, B and Q-type esterases were investigated, and structure-activity relationship analyses allowed the identification of chemical structures capable of acting as inhibitors of esterase and oxidase activities...
February 13, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195275/bond-strengths-of-orthodontic-metal-brackets-to-tribochemically-silica-coated-zirconia-surfaces-using-different-10-methacryloyloxydecyl-dihydrogen-phosphate-containing-primers
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Na-Hyun Kim, Yoon-Ji Kim, Dong-Yul Lee
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of tribochemical silica coating and different 10-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate (MDP)-containing primers on the shear bond strength (SBS) of orthodontic metal brackets to yttrium-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (Y-TZP) surfaces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred ninety polished Y-TZP specimens were randomly assigned to 19 groups (n = 10): 30 specimens were used for surface analyses after polishing with 600-grit silicon carbide paper, airborneparticle abrasion with 50-μm alumina (A), or tribochemical silica coating (CoJet [C]); 160 specimens were used in SBS testing of orthodontic metal brackets to Y-TZP after alumina airborne-particle abrasion or tribochemical silica coating and application of either ESPE-Sil (S) (ASn, ASa, CSn, CSa), Alloy Primer (AP) (AAPn, AAPa, CAPn, CAPa), Clearfil Ceramic Primer (CP) (ACPn, ACPa, CCPn, CCPa), or Scotchbond Universal (U) (AUn, AUa, CUn, CUa) and either stored in water for 24 h (non-aged, n) or thermocycled 5000 times (aged, a)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194560/a-comparative-study-of-electroacupuncture-at-zhongliao-bl33-and-other-acupoints-for-overactive-bladder-symptoms
#3
Likun Yang, Yang Wang, Qian Mo, Zhishun Liu
Electroacupuncture (EA) at Zhongliao (BL33) can improve the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), such as urinary frequency, urgency, and incontinence. However, its performance compared with other acupoints remains unclear. This study investigated the effects of EA at BL33 with deep needling on rats with OAB by detecting urodynamics in eight groups: no intervention group, D-BL33 group (deep needling at BL33), S-BL33 group (shallow needling at BL33), non-acupoint group (needling at the non-acupoint next to BL33), Weizhong (BL40) group, Sanyinjiao (SP6) group, Tongtian (BL7) group, and Hegu (LI4) group...
February 14, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191928/self-assembling-multidomain-peptide-nanofibers-for-delivery-of-bioactive-molecules-and-tissue-regeneration
#4
Amanda N Moore, Jeffrey D Hartgerink
Multidomain peptides (MDPs) are a class of self-assembling peptides that are organized in a β-sheet motif, resulting in a nanofibrous architecture. This structure is stabilized by hydrophobic packing in the fiber core and a hydrogen-bonding network down the fiber long axis. Under easily controllable conditions, regulated by electrostatic interactions between the peptides and the pH and salt composition of the solvent, the nanofiber length can be dramatically extended, resulting in fiber entanglement and hydrogel formation...
February 13, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182565/comparison-of-the-dyspnoea-12-and-multidimensional-dyspnoea-profile-in-people-with-copd
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Marie T Williams, David John, Peter Frith
We directly compared convergent, discriminant and concurrent validity of the Dyspnoea-12 (D-12) and Multidimensional Dyspnoea Profile (MDP) in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Breathlessness measures (D-12, MDP, visual analogue scales and descriptors) were completed for two focal periods (daily life and end of walk test). Instrument structure (D-12 and MDP item grouping) was assessed with factor analysis. Differences between airflow severity stage and focal periods (ANOVA, t-test and Chi-squared test), associations between D-12 and MDP (r, r(2) for static pulmonary function, 6-min walk test and self-reported measures of impairment) and individual consistency for comparable items of the D-12 and MDP (McNemar's test) were assessed...
December 19, 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182078/difference-in-antibody-responses-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-antigens-in-japanese-tuberculosis-patients-infected-with-the-beijing-non-beijing-genotype
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Jingge Zhao, Beata Shiratori, Masao Okumura, Hideki Yanai, Makoto Matsumoto, Chie Nakajima, Kazue Mizuno, Kenji Ono, Tetsuya Oda, Haorile Chagan-Yasutan, Yugo Ashino, Takashi Matsuba, Takashi Yoshiyama, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Toshio Hattori
The Beijing genotype Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), notorious for its virulence and predisposition to relapse, could be identified by spoligotyping based on genetic heterogeneity. The plasma samples from 20 cases of Beijing and 16 cases of non-Beijing MTB infected individuals and 24 healthy controls (HCs) were collected, and antibodies against 11 antigens (Rv0679c142Asn, Rv0679c142Lys, Ag85B, Ag85A, ARC, TDM-M, TDM-K, HBHA, MDP-1, LAM, and TBGL) were measured by ELISA. Compared to the HCs, the MTB infected subjects showed higher titers of anti-Ag85B IgG (positivity 58...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166146/bone-scan-pet-ct-and-mri-in-disseminated-coccidioidomycosis
#7
John Randolph Dryden, Michael David Starsiak, Mickaila James Johnston, Eugene David Silverman
Coccidioidomycosis (valley fever) is a systemic fungal infection resulting from inhalation of the Coccidioides immitis or posadasii spores. In many cases, infection causes a self-limited community-acquired pneumonia; however, in patients with risk factors, such as immunosuppression or African or Pacific Island ancestry, significant morbidity and mortality from disseminated disease may occur. Presented here are comparative images using Tc-MDP bone scan, F-FDG PET/CT, and MRI. Each demonstrates particular strengths, which aid in assessing the extent of systemic involvement of a biopsy-proven case of disseminated coccidioidomycosis...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157419/chemical-interaction-analysis-of-an-adhesive-containing-10-methacryloyloxydecyl-dihydrogen-phosphate-10-mdp-with-the-dentin-in-noncarious-cervical-lesions
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Bmb Oliveira, Alm Ulbaldini, F Sato, M L Baesso, A C Bento, Lhc Andrade, S M Lima, R C Pascotto
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the chemical bonds of a self-etch 10-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate (10-MDP) adhesive to natural noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs) and compare them with those occurring in sclerotic dentin in artificially prepared defects (APDs). Four human teeth with natural NCCLs on the buccal surface were selected. Artificial defects matching the natural lesions were prepared on the lingual surface of the same teeth serving as control. Micro-Raman (MR) spectroscopy was used to quantify mineral content in natural NCCLs and in APDs...
February 3, 2017: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148661/cement-in-cement-femoral-component-revision-in-the-multiply-revised-total-hip-arthroplasty-results-with-a-minimum-follow-up-of-five-years
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N A Sandiford, S S Jameson, M J Wilson, M J W Hubble, A J Timperley, J R Howell
AIMS: We present the clinical and radiological results at a minimum follow-up of five years for patients who have undergone multiple cement-in-cement revisions of their femoral component at revision total hip arthroplasty (THA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed the outcome on a consecutive series of 24 patients (10 men, 14 women) (51 procedures) who underwent more than one cement-in-cement revision of the same femoral component. The mean age of the patients was 67...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125657/identification-of-structural-features-of-condensed-tannins-that-affect-protein-aggregation
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Honorata M Ropiak, Peter Lachmann, Aina Ramsay, Rebecca J Green, Irene Mueller-Harvey
A diverse panel of condensed tannins was used to resolve the confounding effects of size and subunit composition seen previously in tannin-protein interactions. Turbidimetry revealed that size in terms of mean degree of polymerisation (mDP) or average molecular weight (amw) was the most important tannin parameter. The smallest tannin with the relatively largest effect on protein aggregation had an mDP of ~7. The average size was significantly correlated with aggregation of bovine serum albumin, BSA (mDP: r = -0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125043/comparison-of-aquitaine-and-rioja-red-wines-characterization-of-their-phenolic-composition-and-evolution-from-2000-to-2013
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Cindy Quaglieri, Noelia Prieto-Perea, Luis Angel Berrueta, Blanca Gallo, Zurine Rasines-Perea, Michael Jourdes, Pierre-Louis Teissedre
Wine chemical analysis was carried out on 194 commercial blended red wines produced by two major wine-growing areas-the Aquitaine (France) and Rioja (Spain) regions-in order to compare the wines of both regions. Anthocyanins and derived pigments, tannins and derivatives were identified and quantified by HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS (high pressure liquid chromatography coupled to diode array detector and mass spectrometry using the electrospray ionization interface). Mean degree of polymerization (mDP) was determined...
January 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111385/the-role-of-functional-phosphoric-acid-ester-monomers-in-the-surface-treatment-of-yttria-stabilized-tetragonal-zirconia-polycrystals
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Masami Arai, Tomohiro Takagaki, Akifumi Takahashi, Junji Tagami
This study aimed to evaluate the bond strength of a resin cement to yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (Y-TZPs) treated with three different phosphate functional monomers containing primers by measuring the water contact angle. Seventy Y-TZP discs were divided into seven experimental groups (n=10), including an untreated (control) group. Specimens were treated with one of the following monomers: MDP (MD), GPDM (GP), and Phenyl-P (PP). After primer application and air drying, half the treated specimens were ultrasonically cleaned in ethanol for 2 min (MD-e, GP-e, and PP-e), and contact angles were measured...
January 20, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075581/antagonizing-nod2-signaling-with-conjugates-of-paclitaxel-and-muramyl-dipeptide-derivatives-sensitizes-paclitaxel-therapy-and-significantly-prevents-tumor-metastasis
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Yi Dong, Suhua Wang, Chunting Wang, Zihua Li, Yao Ma, Gang Liu
A noncleavable paclitaxel (PTX) and N-acetylmuramyl-l-alanyl-d-isoglutamine (MDP) derivative conjugate, 22 (DY-16-43), and its analogues were prepared and characterized as antagonists of NOD2 signaling. This conjugate enhanced the antitumor and antimetastatic efficacy of PTX in Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) tumor-bearing mice. This work first describes a molecular strategy that enables the sensitization of a chemotherapeutic response via antagonizing NOD2 inflammatory signaling and suggests NOD2 antagonist as potential adjunct in treating non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072622/170tm-edtmp-a-prospective-alternative-of-89srcl2-for-theranostic-treatment-of-metastatic-bone-pain
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Tapas Das, Ajit Shinto, Koramadai Karuppuswamy Kamaleshwaran, Sharmila Banerjee
We have earlier reported the potential of Tm-EDTMP as an alternative cost-effective radiopharmaceutical of SrCl2 for bone pain palliation application. Encouraging results obtained in the radiochemical studies and biological evaluations in animal model have prompted us to initiate the clinical study to evaluate the potential of Tm-EDTMP in human cancer patients. The serial scintigraphic images represent the whole-body scans of a patient (68 years old woman) with skeletal metastases of carcinoma of the breast origin recorded after administering 370 MBq (10 mCi) of Tm-EDTMP at different post-administration time points along with the pre-therapy images recorded with Tc-MDP in the same patient...
March 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047608/su-d-brb-05-quantum-learning-for-knowledge-based-response-adaptive-radiotherapy
#15
I El Naqa, R Ten
PURPOSE: There is tremendous excitement in radiotherapy about applying data-driven methods to develop personalized clinical decisions for real-time response-based adaptation. However, classical statistical learning methods lack in terms of efficiency and ability to predict outcomes under conditions of uncertainty and incomplete information. Therefore, we are investigating physics-inspired machine learning approaches by utilizing quantum principles for developing a robust framework to dynamically adapt treatments to individual patient's characteristics and optimize outcomes...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034704/antioxidants-taken-orally-prior-to-diagnostic-radiation-exposure-can-prevent-dna-injury
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Nivethan Velauthapillai, Joe Barfett, Hussein Jaffer, David Mikulis, Kieran Murphy
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy of oral antioxidant treatment given to patients before radiologic procedures in reducing x-ray-induced DNA damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a single-center prospective controlled trial, antioxidant treatment with 2 g ascorbate, 1.2 g N-acetylcysteine, 600 mg lipoic acid, and 30 mg beta carotene was given to 5 consecutive participants before undergoing clinically indicated technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate ((99m)Tc MDP) bone scans for cancer staging...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033224/skeletal-scintigraphy-in-radiation-induced-fibrosis-with-lymphedema
#17
Jieqi Wang, Arya M Iranmanesh, M Elizabeth Oates
Despite increasing reliance on CT, MRI, and FDG PET/CT for oncological imaging, whole-body skeletal scintigraphy remains a frontline modality for staging and surveillance of osseous metastatic disease. We present a 54-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer who received palliative external-beam radiation to the left ilium. Serial follow-up Tc-MDP bone scans demonstrated progressive soft-tissue uptake in her left lower extremity, extending from thigh to leg, with associated enlargement and skin thickening, consistent with lymphedema related to radiation-induced fibrosis...
March 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005642/tumorlike-pigmented-villonodular-synovitis-with-atypical-location-appearance-on-3-phase-99mtc-mdp-bone-scan
#18
Qian Hua, Jianming Ni
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a proliferative disorder of unknown etiology that originates from the synovial membranes of joints. Some PVNS lesions have been misdiagnosed as malignancy due to their tumorlike imaging findings. There are few reports of PVNS on nuclear 3-phase bone imaging. However, 3-phase Tc-MDP bone scan can offer additional information about the dynamic flow features of the lesion, which may do help in differential benign and malignant. The present report describes 3-phase bone imaging in a surgically proven case of PVNS with tumorlike appearance and atypical location...
March 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004792/nod2-dependent-neutrophil-recruitment-is-required-for-early-protective-immune-responses-against-infectious-litomosoides-sigmodontis-l3-larvae
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Jesuthas Ajendra, Sabine Specht, Sebastian Ziewer, Andrea Schiefer, Kenneth Pfarr, Marijo Parčina, Thomas A Kufer, Achim Hoerauf, Marc P Hübner
Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing protein 2 (NOD2) recognizes muramyl dipeptide (MDP) of bacterial cell walls, triggering NFκB-induced pro-inflammation. As most human pathogenic filariae contain Wolbachia endobacteria that synthesize the MDP-containing cell wall precursor lipid II, NOD2's role during infection with the rodent filaria Litomosoides sigmodontis was investigated. In NFκB reporter-cells, worm-extract containing Wolbachia induced NOD2 and NOD1. NOD2-deficient mice infected with L...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000765/dipentaerythritol-penta-acrylate-phosphate-an-alternative-phosphate-ester-monomer-for-bonding-of-methacrylates-to-zirconia
#20
Ying Chen, Franklin R Tay, Zhicen Lu, Chen Chen, Mengke Qian, Huaiqin Zhang, Fucong Tian, Haifeng Xie
The present work examined the effects of dipentaerythritol penta-acrylate phosphate (PENTA) as an alternative phosphate ester monomer for bonding of methacrylate-based resins to yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (Y-TZP) and further investigated the potential bonding mechanism involved. Shear bond strength testing was performed to evaluate the efficacy of experimental PENTA-containing primers (5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 wt% PENTA in acetone) in improving resin-Y-TZP bond strength. Bonding without the use of a PENTA-containing served as the negative control, and a Methacryloyloxidecyl dihydrogenphosphate(MDP)-containing primer was used as the positive control...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
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