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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231156/a-computational-study-of-amensalistic-control-of-listeria-monocytogenes-by-lactococcus-lactis-under-nutrient-rich-conditions-in-a-chemostat-setting
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Hassan Khassehkhan, Hermann J Eberl
We study a previously introduced mathematical model of amensalistic control of the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes by the generally regarded as safe lactic acid bacteria Lactococcus lactis in a chemostat setting under nutrient rich growth conditions. The control agent produces lactic acids and thus affects pH in the environment such that it becomes detrimental to the pathogen while it is much more tolerant to these self-inflicted environmental changes itself. The mathematical model consists of five nonlinear ordinary differential equations for both bacterial species, the concentration of lactic acids, the pH and malate...
September 9, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231003/utilization-of-gastrointestinal-simulator-gis-an-in-vivo-predictive-dissolution-methodology-coupled-with-computational-approach-to-forecast-oral-absorption-of-dipyridamole
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Kazuki Matsui, Yasuhiro Tsume, Susumu Takeuchi, Amanda Searls, Gordon L Amidon
Weakly basic drugs exhibit a pH-dependent dissolution profile in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, making it difficult to predict their oral absorption profile. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of the Gastrointestinal Simulator (GIS), a novel in vivo predictive dissolution (iPD) methodology, in predicting the in vivo behavior of the weakly basic drug, dipyridamole, when coupled with in silico analysis. The GIS is a multi-compartmental dissolution apparatus, which represents physiological gastric emptying in the fasted state...
February 23, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230815/conceptual-foundations-of-systems-biology-explaining-complex-cardiac-diseases
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George E Louridas, Katerina G Lourida
Systems biology is an important concept that connects molecular biology and genomics with computing science, mathematics and engineering. An endeavor is made in this paper to associate basic conceptual ideas of systems biology with clinical medicine. Complex cardiac diseases are clinical phenotypes generated by integration of genetic, molecular and environmental factors. Basic concepts of systems biology like network construction, modular thinking, biological constraints (downward biological direction) and emergence (upward biological direction) could be applied to clinical medicine...
February 21, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230763/an-improved-azimuth-angle-estimation-method-with-a-single-acoustic-vector-sensor-based-on-an-active-sonar-detection-system
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Anbang Zhao, Lin Ma, Xuefei Ma, Juan Hui
In this paper, an improved azimuth angle estimation method with a single acoustic vector sensor (AVS) is proposed based on matched filtering theory. The proposed method is mainly applied in an active sonar detection system. According to the conventional passive method based on complex acoustic intensity measurement, the mathematical and physical model of this proposed method is described in detail. The computer simulation and lake experiments results indicate that this method can realize the azimuth angle estimation with high precision by using only a single AVS...
February 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230743/quasi-static-calibration-method-of-a-high-g-accelerometer
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Yan Wang, Jinbiao Fan, Jing Zu, Peng Xu
To solve the problem of resonance during quasi-static calibration of high-g accelerometers, we deduce the relationship between the minimum excitation pulse width and the resonant frequency of the calibrated accelerometer according to the second-order mathematical model of the accelerometer, and improve the quasi-static calibration theory. We establish a quasi-static calibration testing system, which uses a gas gun to generate high-g acceleration signals, and apply a laser interferometer to reproduce the impact acceleration...
February 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230527/phloem-unloading-in-arabidopsis-roots-is-convective-and-regulated-by-the-phloem-pole-pericycle
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Timothy J Ross-Elliott, Kaare H Jensen, Katrine S Haaning, Brittney Michaelle Wager, Jan Knoblauch, Alexander H Howell, Daniel L Mullendore, Alexander G Monteith, Danae Paultre, Dawei Yan, Sofia Otero-Perez, Matthieu Bourdon, Ross Sager, Jung-Youn Lee, Ykä Helariutta, Michael Knoblauch, Karl John Oparka
In plants, a complex mixture of solutes and macromolecules is transported by the phloem. Here we examined how solutes and macromolecules are separated when they exit the phloem during the unloading process. We used a combination of approaches (non-invasive imaging, 3D-electron microscopy, and mathematical modelling) to show that phloem unloading of solutes in Arabidopsis roots occurs through plasmodesmata by a combination of mass flow and diffusion (convective phloem unloading). During unloading, solutes and proteins are diverted into the phloem-pole pericycle, a tissue connected to the protophloem by a unique class of 'funnel plasmodesmata'...
February 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230525/inference-and-forecast-of-h7n9-influenza-in-china-2013-to-2015
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Ruiyun Li, Yuqi Bai, Alex Heaney, Sasikiran Kandula, Jun Cai, Xuyi Zhao, Bing Xu, Jeffrey Shaman
The recent emergence of A(H7N9) avian influenza poses a significant challenge to public health in China and around the world; however, understanding of the transmission dynamics and progression of influenza A(H7N9) infection in domestic poultry, as well as spillover transmission to humans, remains limited. Here, we develop a mathematical model-Bayesian inference system which combines a simple epidemic model and data assimilation method, and use it in conjunction with data on observed human influenza A(H7N9) cases from 19 February 2013 to 19 September 2015 to estimate key epidemiological parameters and to forecast infection in both poultry and humans...
February 16, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230404/adolescents-perceptions-of-socializers-beliefs-career-related-conversations-and-motivation-in-mathematics
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Rebecca Lazarides, Charlott Rubach, Angela Ittel
Research based on the Eccles model of parent socialization demonstrated that parents are an important source of value and ability information for their children. Little is known, however, about the bidirectional effects between students' perceptions of their parents' beliefs and behaviors and the students' own domain-specific values. This study analyzed how students' perceptions of parents' beliefs and behaviors and students' mathematics values and mathematics-related career plans affect each other bidirectionally, and analyzed the role of students' gender as a moderator of these relations...
March 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230090/advanced-retarded-differential-equations-in-quantum-photonic-systems
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Unai Alvarez-Rodriguez, Armando Perez-Leija, Iñigo L Egusquiza, Markus Gräfe, Mikel Sanz, Lucas Lamata, Alexander Szameit, Enrique Solano
We propose the realization of photonic circuits whose dynamics is governed by advanced-retarded differential equations. Beyond their mathematical interest, these photonic configurations enable the implementation of quantum feedback and feedforward without requiring any intermediate measurement. We show how this protocol can be applied to implement interesting delay effects in the quantum regime, as well as in the classical limit. Our results elucidate the potential of the protocol as a promising route towards integrated quantum control systems on a chip...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228925/what-can-mathematical-modelling-say-about-cho-metabolism-and-protein-glycosylation
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REVIEW
Sarah N Galleguillos, David Ruckerbauer, Matthias P Gerstl, Nicole Borth, Michael Hanscho, Jürgen Zanghellini
Chinese hamster ovary cells have been in the spotlight for process optimization in recent years, due to being the major, long established cell factory for the production of recombinant proteins. A deep, quantitative understanding of CHO metabolism and mechanisms involved in protein glycosylation has proven to be attainable through the development of high throughput technologies. Here we review the most notable accomplishments in the field of modelling CHO metabolism and protein glycosylation.
2017: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228739/touchscreen-tablets-coordinating-action-and-perception-for-mathematical-cognition
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Carolien A C G Duijzer, Shakila Shayan, Arthur Bakker, Marieke F Van der Schaaf, Dor Abrahamson
Proportional reasoning is important and yet difficult for many students, who often use additive strategies, where multiplicative strategies are better suited. In our research we explore the potential of an interactive touchscreen tablet application to promote proportional reasoning by creating conditions that steer students toward multiplicative strategies. The design of this application (Mathematical Imagery Trainer) was inspired by arguments from embodied-cognition theory that mathematical understanding is grounded in sensorimotor schemes...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228586/modeling-the-diversity-of-spontaneous-and-agonist-induced-electrical-activity-in-anterior-pituitary-corticotrophs
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Patrick Allen Fletcher, Hana Zemkova, Stanko S Stojilkovic, Arthur Sherman
Pituitary corticotrophs fire action potentials spontaneously and in response to stimulation with corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and arginine vaspressin (AVP), and such electrical activity is critical for calcium signaling and calcium-dependent adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) secretion. These cells typically fire tall sharp action potentials when spontaneously active, but a variety of other spontaneous patterns have also been reported, including various modes of bursting. There is variability in reports of the fraction of corticotrophs that are electrically active, as well as their patterns of activity, and the sources of this variation are not well understood...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228515/intrafamily-and-intragenomic-conflicts-in-human-warfare
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Alberto J C Micheletti, Graeme D Ruxton, Andy Gardner
Recent years have seen an explosion of multidisciplinary interest in ancient human warfare. Theory has emphasized a key role for kin-selected cooperation, modulated by sex-specific demography, in explaining intergroup violence. However, conflicts of interest remain a relatively underexplored factor in the evolutionary-ecological study of warfare, with little consideration given to which parties influence the decision to go to war and how their motivations may differ. We develop a mathematical model to investigate the interplay between sex-specific demography and human warfare, showing that: the ecology of warfare drives the evolution of sex-biased dispersal; sex-biased dispersal modulates intrafamily and intragenomic conflicts in relation to warfare; intragenomic conflict drives parent-of-origin-specific patterns of gene expression-i...
February 22, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228111/antimicrobial-structure-activity-relationship-of-five-anthraquinones-of-emodine-type-isolated-from-vismia-laurentii
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Gislaine Aurelie Kemegne, Pierre Mkounga, Jean Justin Essia Ngang, Sylvain Leroy Sado Kamdem, Augustin Ephrem Nkengfack
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial activity of anthraquinone compounds of emodine type has been reported by many authors. These compounds are found in Vismia laurentii (Clusiaceae), a plant used in traditional pharmacopoeia for treatment of microbial infections among others affections. The continuous identification of new compounds has raised the problem of the relation between the structure and antimicrobial properties. RESULTS: The yeast growth kinetics parameters were not influenced by the pH variation as it was the case for the other tested bacteria...
February 22, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228049/equation-based-precise-prediction-of-length-of-hamstring-tendons-and-quadrupled-graft-diameter-by-various-anthropometric-variables-for-knee-ligament-reconstruction-in-indian-population
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Ravi Gupta, Anubhav Malhotra, Gladson David Masih, Tanu Khanna
Preoperative prediction of hamstring tendon lengths and graft diameter for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction enables better preoperative planning. Presently, no study exists for Indian population where both derivation and verification of a mathematical equation for accurate prediction of hamstring graft dimensions have been done. This study was conducted in two phases: First phase ( derivation cohort): devoted to the study of correlation of length of hamstring tendons and graft diameter with various anthropometric measurements in 123 patients undergoing ACL reconstruction...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227912/a-hybrid-discrete-continuous-model-of-in-vitro-spheroid-tumor-growth-and-drug-response
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Giorgos Tzedakis, Evangelos Liapis, Eleftheria Tzamali, Giannis Zacharakis, Vangelis Sakkalis, Giorgos Tzedakis, Evangelos Liapis, Eleftheria Tzamali, Giannis Zacharakis, Vangelis Sakkalis, Giannis Zacharakis, Vangelis Sakkalis, Evangelos Liapis, Giorgos Tzedakis, Eleftheria Tzamali
Anti-cancer therapy efficacy in solid tumors mainly depends on drug transportation through the vasculature system and the extracellular matrix, on diffusion gradients and clonal heterogeneity within the tumor mass, as well as on the responses of the individual tumor cells to drugs and their interactions with each other and their local microenvironment. In this work, we develop a mathematical predictive model for tumor growth and drug response based on 3D spheroids experiments that possess several in vivo features of tumors and are considered better for drug screening...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227910/development-of-a-three-dimensional-lattice-free-multiscale-model-of-the-mammary-terminal-end-bud
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Joseph D Butner, Vittorio Cristini, Zhihui Wang, Joseph D Butner, Vittorio Cristini, Zhihui Wang, Vittorio Cristini, Joseph D Butner, Zhihui Wang
The terminal end bud (TEB) is a bulbous structure composed of highly proliferative cells that is responsible for mammary gland development during the pubertal stage. This is a highly organized process, involving cellular differentiation hierarchies regulated by endocrine and paracrine signaling. Here, we present development of a lattice-free, three dimensional multiscale agent based model of the TEB to study the effects of cellular phenotypic hierarchies, endocrine and paracrine signaling, and proliferation demographics on pubertal mammary gland development...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227888/simulating-the-activation-contraction-and-movement-of-skeletal-muscles-using-the-bidomain-model
#18
A Lopez Rincon, C Cantu, R Soto, S Shimoda, A Lopez Rincon, C Cantu, R Soto, S Shimoda, A Lopez Rincon, R Soto, C Cantu, S Shimoda
A simulation of the muscle activation, contraction and movement is here presented. This system was developed based on the Bidomain mathematical model of the electrical propagation in muscles. This study shows an electrical stimuli input to a muscle and how this behave. The comparison between healthy subject and patient with muscle activation impairment is depicted, depending on whether the signal reaches a threshold. A 3D model of a bicep muscle and a forearm bone connected was constructed using OpenGL. This platform could be used for development of controllers for biomechatronic systems in future works...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227777/analysis-of-a-cardiovascular-model-for-the-study-of-the-autonomic-response-of-brugada-syndrome-patients
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Mireia Calvo, Virginie Le Rolle, Daniel Romero Perez, Nathalie Behar, Pedro Gomis, Philippe Mabo, Alfredo I Hernandez, Mireia Calvo, Virginie Le Rolle, Daniel Romero Perez, Nathalie Behar, Pedro Gomis, Philippe Mabo, Alfredo I Hernandez, Mireia Calvo, Daniel Romero Perez, Pedro Gomis, Philippe Mabo, Nathalie Behar, Alfredo I Hernandez, Virginie Le Rolle
This paper describes the integration of mathematical models of the cardiac electrical activity, the cardiovascular system and the baroreceptor reflex control of the autonomic nervous system, with a model representing a head-up tilt test. Sensitivity analyses are performed in order to determine those model parameters producing the greatest significant effects on heart rate and blood pressure. An optimization step is then applied to the most influential parameters in order to find the best model fit to real cardiac data obtained from a patient suffering from Brugada syndrome and a healthy subject, in supine and upright postures during a tilt test...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227776/propagation-of-parametric-uncertainty-for-the-k-channel-model-in-mouse-ventricular-myocytes
#20
Yuncheng Du, Dongping Du, Yuncheng Du, Dongping Du, Dongping Du, Yuncheng Du
Cardiac potassium (K+) channel plays an important role in cardiac electrical signaling. Mathematical models have been widely used to investigate the effects of K+ channels on cardiac functions. However, the model of K+ channel involves parametric uncertainties, which can be induced by fitting the model's parameters that best capture experimental data. Since the prediction of cardiac functions are highly parameter-dependent, it is critical to quantify the influence of parametric uncertainty on the model responses to provide the more reliable predictions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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