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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208585/geometric-shape-induced-small-change-of-seebeck-coefficient-in-bulky-metallic-wires
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Gang Li, Xiaohui Su, Fan Yang, Xiaoye Huo, Gengmin Zhang, Shengyong Xu
In this paper, we report the results of slight changes in the thermopower of long W, Mo, Zn, Cu, brass, and Ti wires, that resulted from changes in the wire's diameter or cross-sectional area. The samples used in the tests had a round shape with a diameter that ranged from tens of micron to 2 mm, which was much larger than the corresponding mean free paths of these materials. Nevertheless, a small change in thermopower, at the order of 1-10 nV/K, was repeatedly observed when the wire diameter was changed, or when the cross-sectional area of the wire was altered by mechanical methods, such as grinding or splitting...
February 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208177/feasibility-and-associated-limitations-of-office-based-laryngeal-surgery-using-carbon-dioxide-lasers
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Hao-Chun Hu, Shu-Yi Lin, Yi-Ting Hung, Shyue-Yih Chang
Importance: There are few reports evaluating awake, office-based carbon dioxide (CO2) laser surgery for laryngeal lesions. To date, this study was the largest reported case series of office-based laryngeal surgery by fiber delivery CO2 laser. Office-based laryngeal surgical procedures have become increasingly popular. Technical problems and treatment outcomes associated with the use of a CO2 laser for office-based laryngeal surgery have yet to be fully addressed. Objectives: To discuss a single institution's clinical experience with office-based CO2 laser laryngeal surgery and the feasibility and limitations associated with this procedure...
February 16, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207895/the-metastasis-suppressor-kiss1-is-an-intrinsically-disordered-protein-slightly-more-extended-than-a-random-coil
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Alain Ibáñez de Opakua, Nekane Merino, Maider Villate, Tiago N Cordeiro, Georgina Ormaza, Marta Sánchez-Carbayo, Tammo Diercks, Pau Bernadó, Francisco J Blanco
The metastasis suppressor KISS1 is reported to be involved in the progression of several solid neoplasias, making it a promising molecular target for controlling their metastasis. The KISS1 sequence contains an N-terminal secretion signal and several dibasic sequences that are proposed to be the proteolytic cleavage sites. We present the first structural characterization of KISS1 by circular dichroism, multi-angle light scattering, small angle X-Ray scattering and NMR spectroscopy. An analysis of the KISS1 backbone NMR chemical shifts does not reveal any preferential conformation and deviation from a random coil ensemble...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203499/sandwich-fascial-anterolateral-thigh-flap-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction-evolution-or-revolution
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Mario Cherubino, Jens Berli, Mario Turri-Zanoni, Paolo Battaglia, Francesca Maggiulli, Martina Corno, Federico Tamborini, Edoardo Montrasio, Paolo Castelnuovo, Luigi Valdatta
INTRODUCTION: The anterolateral thigh perforator flap (ALT) represents the workhorse for most reconstructive efforts in the head and neck regions. The main advantages of this flap are its versatility, the length of the pedicle, and the low morbidity of the donor site. The major drawback is the bulkiness of this flap with the frequent need for secondary revisions. To overcome this, we have developed a novel way to harvest and inset the ALT, called the sandwich fascial ALT flap (SALT). METHODS: All patients undergoing head and neck reconstruction using the SALT flap from January 2013 to March 2016 were included in this retrospective analysis...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195263/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-clinicopathologic-update
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F Pepe, S Disma, C Teodoro, P Pepe, G Magro
Kikuchi-Fujmoto disease (KFD), also known as "histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis", is a rare lymphadenitis of unknown origin, but with an excellent prognosis. It is more common in Asia, but isolated cases are also reported in America, Africa and Europe. The disease can have an acute or subacute course, usually develops in 1 to 3 weeks, with spontaneous resolution in 1-4 months. The main clinical sign is cervical lymphadenopathy, especially in the posterior cervical triangle with bulky and painful lymph nodes, usually affecting only one side; rare cases of generalized lymphadenopathy can be seen...
September 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194522/a-prospective-multi-institutional-validity-study-to-evaluate-the-accuracy-of-clinical-diagnosis-of-pathological-stage-iii-gastric-cancer-jcog1302a
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Takeo Fukagawa, Hitoshi Katai, Junki Mizusawa, Kenichi Nakamura, Takeshi Sano, Masanori Terashima, Seiji Ito, Takaki Yoshikawa, Norimasa Fukushima, Yasuyuki Kawachi, Takahiro Kinoshita, Yutaka Kimura, Hiroshi Yabusaki, Yasunori Nishida, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, Sang-Woong Lee, Takashi Yasuda, Mitsuru Sasako
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) followed by radical surgery is a promising strategy to improve survival of patients with stage III gastric cancer, but is associated with the risk of preoperative overdiagnosis by which patients with early disease may receive unnecessary intensive chemotherapy. METHODS: We assessed the validity of a preoperative diagnostic criterion in a prospective multicenter study. Patients with gastric cancer with a clinical diagnosis of T2/T3/T4, M0, except for diffuse large tumors and extensive bulky nodal disease, were eligible...
February 13, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194054/tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-multiple-myeloma-an-increasingly-recognized-risk-a-report-of-seven-cases
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Abhijai Singh, Shweta Gupta, Barbara Yim, Romy Thekkekara
Tumor lysis syndrome is a constellation of metabolic disturbances commonly seen during therapy of bulky, rapidly proliferative tumors. Multiple myeloma is a low proliferation tumor with rare incidence of tumor lysis syndrome in the pre-Bortezomib era. Post Bortezomib use, a rise in the incidence of tumor lysis has been noted. We present seven cases of tumor lysis syndrome with three patients in spontaneous tumor lysis and four developing the same after chemotherapy. In the previous studies, elevated LDH and deletion of chromosome 13 has been associated with risk of TLS...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192642/theoretical-rationalization-for-reduced-charge-recombination-in-bulky-carbazole-based-sensitizers-in-solar-cells
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Yaowarat Surakhot, Viktor Laszlo, Chirawat Chitpakdee, Vinich Promarak, Taweesak Sudyoadsuk, Nawee Kungwan, Tim Kowalczyk, Stephan Irle, Siriporn Jungsuttiwong
The search for greater efficiency in organic dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) and in their perovskite cousins is greatly aided by a more complete understanding of the spectral and morphological properties of the photoactive layer. This investigation resolves a discrepancy in the observed photoconversion efficiency (PCE) of two closely related DSCs based on carbazole-containing D-π-A organic sensitizers. Detailed theoretical characterization of the absorption spectra, dye adsorption on TiO2 , and electronic couplings for charge separation and recombination permit a systematic determination of the origin of the difference in PCE...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191302/luminescent-metal-complexes-featuring-photophysically-innocent-boron-cluster-ligands
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Kent O Kirlikovali, Jonathan C Axtell, Alejandra Gonzalez, Alice C Phung, Saeed I Khan, Alexander M Spokoyny
We report the synthesis and characterization of a series of d(8) metal complexes featuring robust and photophysically innocent strong-field chelating 1,1'-bis(o-carborane) (bc) ligand frameworks. A combination of UV-Vis spectroscopy, single crystal X-ray structural analysis, and DFT calculations of these species suggest that the dianionic bc ligand does not contribute to any visible metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) transitions, yet it provides a strong ligand field in these complexes. Furthermore, a bc-based Pt(II) complex containing a 4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridine ligand (dtb-bpy) has been prepared and was found to display blue phosphorescent emission dominated by MLCT from the Pt(II) center to the dtb-bpy ligand...
August 1, 2016: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188697/a-case-study-evaluating-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-and-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-to-minimise-long-term-toxicity-in-a-young-patient-with-bulky-mediastinal-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Jonathan M Tomaszewski, Sarah Crook, Kenneth Wan, Lucille Scott, Farshad Foroudi
Radiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma, but late toxicities such as cardiovascular disease and second malignancy are a major concern. Our aim was to evaluate the potential of deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) to reduce cardiac dose from mediastinal radiotherapy. A 24 year-old male with early-stage bulky mediastinal Hodgkin lymphoma received involved-site radiotherapy as part of a combined modality programme. Simulation was performed in free breathing (FB) and DIBH...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188500/isolated-limb-perfusion-for-melanoma-is-safe-and-effective-in-elderly-patients
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Max F Madu, Marion M Deken, Jos A van der Hage, Katarzyna Jóźwiak, Michel W J M Wouters, Alexander C J van Akkooi
BACKGROUND: Data on isolated limb perfusion (ILP) in elderly melanoma patients are scarce. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ILP in our institutional cohort of melanoma patients. METHODS: We performed retrospective analysis of stage IIIB/C melanoma patients who underwent ILP for melanoma in-transit metastases (ITMs) in our institution between 2000 and 2016. Normothermic ILP was performed with either melphalan or melphalan and tumor necrosis factor...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187604/-i-hydrolagus-i-i-erithacus-i-sp-nov-chimaeriformes-chimaeridae-a-new-species-of-chimaerid-from-the-southeastern-atlantic-and-southwestern-indian-oceans
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Kristin A Walovich, David A Ebert, Jenny M Kemper
A new species of chimaerid, Hydrolagus erithacus sp. nov., is described from nine specimens collected from the southeast Atlantic and southwest Indian oceans from depths of 470-1,000 meters. This species is distinguished from all other Hydrolagus species based on the following characteristics: head bulky, relatively large, followed by stocky body; head and body height from about pectoral fin origin to pelvic fin origin similar, then tapering rapidly to filamentous tail; first dorsal fin spine height about equal to, or slightly less than first dorsal fin apex height; second dorsal fin up to 81% of total body length and uniform in height; trifurcate claspers forked for approximately 20% of total length; robust frontal tenaculum nearly uniform in width, prepelvic tenaculae with five to seven medial spines, and a uniform black coloration with robust, non-deciduous skin...
January 30, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186739/dihydrogen-and-acetylene-activation-by-a-gold-i-platinum-0-transition-metal-only-frustrated-lewis-pair
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Jesús Campos
The first example of a frustrated Lewis pair (FLP) solely constructed around transition metal centers is described in this work. We have focused on the established capacity of Au(I) and Pt(0) complexes to act as Lewis acidic and basic fragments, respectively, while employing sufficiently bulky P(t)Bu3 and terphenyl phosphine ligands. This avoids formation of metallic Lewis adducts and confers the Au(I)/Pt(0) pair a remarkable capacity to activate dihydrogen and acetylene molecules in a fashion that closely resembles that of traditional main group FLP systems...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186399/effect-of-bulky-substituents-in-the-polymer-backbone-on-the-properties-of-polyimide-aerogels
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Rocco Peter Viggiano, Jarrod C Williams, David A Schiraldi, Mary Ann Babin Meador
With unique advantages over inorganic aerogels including higher strengths and compressive moduli, greater toughness and the ability to be fabricated as a flexible thin film; polymer aerogels have the potential to supplant inorganic aerogels in numerous applications. Among polymer aerogels, polyimide aerogels have high thermal stability as well as outstanding mechanical properties. However, while the onset of thermal decomposition for these materials is typically very high (greater than 500 °C), the polyimide aerogels undergo dramatic thermally induced shrinkage at temperatures well below their glass transition (Tg) or decomposition temperature, which limits use...
February 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185448/modifying-the-chemical-structure-of-a-porphyrin-small-molecule-with-benzothiophene-groups-for-the-reproducible-fabrication-of-high-performance-solar-cells
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Tianxiang Liang, Liangang Xiao, Ke Gao, Wenzhan Xu, Xiaobin Peng, Yong Cao
A porphyrin-based molecule DPPEZnP-BzTBO with bulky benzothiophene groups was designed and synthesized as an electron donor material for bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells. The optimized devices under thermal annealing (TA) and then chloroform solvent vapor anneanling (SVA) for 80 s exhibited an outstanding power conversion efficiencie (PCE) of 9.08%. Contrasted with the smaller thienyl substituted analogues we reported previously, DPPEZnP-BzTBO-based BHJ solar cells exhibited a higher open circuit voltage due to the lower highest occupied molecular orbital energy level...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181439/cryoem-structure-refinement-by-integrating-nmr-chemical-shifts-with-molecular-dynamics-simulations
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Juan R Perilla, Gongpu Zhao, Manman Lu, Jiying Ning, Guangjin Hou, In-Ja L Byeon, Angela M Gronenborn, Tatyana Polenova, Peijun Zhang
Single particle cryoEM has emerged as a powerful method for structure determination of proteins and complexes, complementing X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy. Yet, for many systems, the resolution of cryoEM density map has been limited to 4-6 Å, which only allows for resolving bulky amino acids side chains, thus hindering accurate model building from the density map. On the other hand, experimental chemical shifts (CS) from solution and solid state MAS NMR spectra provide atomic level data for each amino acid within a molecule or a complex; however, structure determination of large complexes and assemblies based on NMR data alone remains challenging...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179425/structural-insights-into-the-broad-substrate-specificity-of-a-novel-endo-glycoceramidase-i-belonging-to-a-new-subfamily-of-gh5-glycosidase
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Yun-Bin Han, Liu-Qing Chen, Zhuo Li, Yu-Meng Tan, Yan Feng, Guang-Yu Yang
Endoglycoceramidases (EGCases) specifically hydrolyze the glycosidic linkage between the oligosaccharide and the ceramide moieties of various glycosphingolipids, and they have received substantial attention in the emerging field of glycosphingolipidology. However, the mechanism regulating the strict substrate specificity of these GH5 glycosidases has not been identified. In this study, we report a novel EGCase I from Rhodococcus equi 103S (103S_EGCase I) with remarkably broad substrate specificity. Based on phylogenetic analyses, the enzyme may represent a new subfamily of GH5 glycosidases...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177025/stabilization-of-peptides-against-proteolysis-through-disulfide-bridged-conjugation-with-synthetic-aromatics
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Yaqi Chen, Tao Li, Jianguo Li, Shiyan Cheng, Jinghui Wang, Chandra Verma, Yibing Zhao, Chuanliu Wu
Peptides have been promising molecular scaffolds for the development of potential therapeutics with high affinity and specificity to biomacromolecules. However, their inherent proteolytic instability significantly hampers their biological applications. Strategies that can stabilize peptides against proteolytic digestion on the basis of noncovalent interactions-without extensive manipulation of the sequence or use of unnatural residues-are greatly desired. In this work, we developed a general, convenient, and efficient strategy for the stabilization of peptides against proteolysis, which involves noncovalent π-π interactions between aromatic amino acid residues in peptides and synthetic electron-deficient aromatics (NDI), together with the implication of steric hindrance (from the bulky NDI moiety), and the enhancement of peptide α-helicity...
February 8, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176876/engineering-a-ph-responsive-pore-forming-protein
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Matic Kisovec, Saša Rezelj, Primož Knap, Miša Mojca Cajnko, Simon Caserman, Ajda Flašker, Nada Žnidaršič, Matej Repič, Janez Mavri, Yi Ruan, Simon Scheuring, Marjetka Podobnik, Gregor Anderluh
Listeriolysin O (LLO) is a cytolysin capable of forming pores in cholesterol-rich lipid membranes of host cells. It is conveniently suited for engineering a pH-governed responsiveness, due to a pH sensor identified in its structure that was shown before to affect its stability. Here we introduced a new level of control of its hemolytic activity by making a variant with hemolytic activity that was pH-dependent. Based on detailed structural analysis coupled with molecular dynamics and mutational analysis, we found that the bulky side chain of Tyr406 allosterically affects the pH sensor...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170268/disclosing-whole-reaction-pathways-of-photochromic-3h-naphthopyrans-with-fast-color-fading
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Sabina Brazevic, Michel Sliwa, Yoichi Kobayashi, Jiro Abe, Gotard Burdzinski
Instantaneous coloration with large absorbance and quick color fading in the dark are desired properties for thermally reversible photochromic compounds. In the case of naphthopyran derivatives, which have been employed to commercial ophthalmic lenses, the quick color fading has been recently achieved by suppression of the generation of the transoid-trans (TT) form by steric hindrance of bulky substituents. However, there are still open questions whether the steric hindrance decreases the photochromic reaction efficiency, which is a crucial problem for industrial applications...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
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