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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535338/a-flexible-lithium-ion-fiber-battery-by-regularly-stacking-two-dimensional-titanium-oxide-nanosheets-hybridized-with-reduced-graphene-oxide
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Tatsumasa Hoshide, Yuanchuan Zheng, Junyu Hou, Zhiqiang Wang, Qingwen Li, Zhigang Zhao, Renzhi Ma, Takayoshi Sasaki, Fengxia Geng
Increasing interest has recently been devoted to developing small, rapid, and portable electronic devices; thus, it is becoming critically important to provide matching light and flexible energy-storage systems to power them. To this end, compared with the inevitable drawbacks of being bulky, heavy, and rigid for traditional planar sandwiched structures, linear fiber-shaped lithium-ion batteries (LIB) have become increasingly important owing to their combined superiorities of miniaturization, adaptability, and weavability, the progress of which is heavily dependent on developing new fiber-shaped electrodes...
May 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534738/optocontrol-of-glutamate-receptor-activity-by-single-side-chain-photoisomerization
#2
Viktoria Klippenstein, Christian Hoppmann, Shixin Ye, Lei Wang, Pierre Paoletti
Engineering light-sensitivity into proteins has wide ranging applications in molecular studies and neuroscience. Commonly used tethered photoswitchable ligands, however, require solvent-accessible protein labeling, face structural constrains, and are bulky. Here, we designed a set of optocontrollable NMDA receptors by directly incorporating single photoswitchable amino acids (PSAAs) providing genetic encodability, reversibility, and site tolerance. We identified several positions within the multi-domain receptor endowing robust photomodulation...
May 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533376/b12-dependent-photoresponsive-protein-hydrogels-for-controlled-stem-cell-protein-release
#3
Ri Wang, Zhongguang Yang, Jiren Luo, I-Ming Hsing, Fei Sun
Thanks to the precise control over their structural and functional properties, genetically engineered protein-based hydrogels have emerged as a promising candidate for biomedical applications. Given the growing demand for creating stimuli-responsive "smart" hydrogels, here we show the synthesis of entirely protein-based photoresponsive hydrogels by covalently polymerizing the adenosylcobalamin (AdoB12)-dependent photoreceptor C-terminal adenosylcobalamin binding domain (CarHC) proteins using genetically encoded SpyTag-SpyCatcher chemistry under mild physiological conditions...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531998/reline-assisted-green-and-facile-synthesis-of-fluorapatite-nanoparticles
#4
Mohammad Karimi, Majid Rastegar Ramsheh, Seyed Mohammad Ahmadi, Mohammad Reza Madani, Mehdi Shamsi, Reyhaneh Reshadi, Farahnaz Lotfi
A fast, simple and sustainable method based on choline chloride-urea deep eutectic solvent (known as Reline) was employed to synthesize nanosized fluorapatite (FA) particles. Using XRD, FESEM, TEM, EDS, and FTIR, the formation of FA nanoparticles with average crystal size of ~34nm, percent crystallinity of 93%, particle size of ~45nm, and high crystal, elemental, and structural purity was confirmed. The MTT cytotoxicity assay endorsed the non-toxicity of as-synthesized FA nanoparticles. The good biocompatibility, osteogenity and mineralization ability of as-synthesized FA nanoparticles were confirmed by Alizarin red staining, Acridine orange staining and ALP activity tests...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530261/a-rare-case-of-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-parapharyngeal-space
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G Iannella, M De Vincentiis, A Corsi, A Greco, G Magliulo
A 24-year-old man was admitted to our Otolaryngology Department following a head and neck CT scan performed for cranial trauma that showed a bulky neoformation in the right parapharyngeal space. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the presence of an oval formation with sharp margins and colliquative areas of necrosis involving the right parapharyngeal space. The mass was completely excised by a latero-cervical approach. Based on histological features and immunohistochemical analysis, a diagnosis of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the parapharyngeal space was made...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530098/formal-total-synthesis-of-%C3%A2-lycojaponicumin-c
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Nan Zheng, Lijie Zhang, Jianxian Gong, Zhen Yang
The formal total synthesis of (±)-lycojaponicumin C has been accomplished. Key transformations include a Rh-catalyzed formal [3 + 2] cycloaddition reaction to construct the bicyclic [3.3.0] scaffold bearing two vicinal quaternary carbon centers, a stereoselective γ-hydroxyl directed Michael addition to introduce the vinyl group at a bulky position, and a late-stage ring-closing metathesis reaction to form the cyclohexanone ring.
May 22, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529039/municipal-solid-waste-processing-and-separation-employing-wet-torrefaction-for-alternative-fuel-production-and-aluminum-reclamation
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Gea Fardias Mu'min, Pandji Prawisudha, Ilman Nuran Zaini, Muhammad Aziz, Ari Darmawan Pasek
This study employs wet torrefaction process (also known as hydrothermal) at low temperature. This process simultaneously acts as waste processing and separation of mixed waste, for subsequent utilization as an alternative fuel. The process is also applied for the delamination and separation of non-recyclable laminated aluminum waste into separable aluminum and plastic. A 2.5-L reactor was used to examine the wet torrefaction process at temperatures below 200°C. It was observed that the processed mixed waste was converted into two different products: a mushy organic part and a bulky plastic part...
May 18, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527419/ring-opening-polymerization-of-new-3-o-branched-1-6-anhydro-glucopyranose-di-and-trisaccharide-monomers
#8
Chaolumen Bai, Davaanyam Budragchaa, Takashi Yoshida
New 3-O-branched 1, 6-anhydro glucopyranose disaccharide monomers, 1, 6-anhydro-2, 4-di-O- benzyl-3-O-(2', 3', 4', 6'-tetra-O-benzyl-α-D-mannopyranosyl)- (LGM 6) and -glucopyranosyl)-β-D- glucopyranose (LGG 7), and a trisaccharide monomer, 1, 6-anhydro-2, 4-di-O-benzyl-3-O-α-(2', 3', 6', 2″, 3″, 4″, 6″-hepta-O-benzyl- α-D-maltopyranosyl)-β-D-glucopyranose (LGMAL 8), were synthesized and polymerized. It was found that the 3-O-branched1, 6-anhydro disaccharide monomers were polymerized. However, the polymerizability was lower than that of the 4-O-branched disaccharide monomers reported previously, and the trisaccharide monomer was not polymerizable, probably due to the steric hindrance of the branched bulky mono and disaccharide units at the 3-O position in 1, 6-anhydro glucopyranose...
April 22, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526876/inductive-flash-annealing-of-bulk-metallic-glasses
#9
K Kosiba, S Pauly
We developed a temperature-controlled inductive flash-annealing device, which heats bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) at defined rates of up to 200 K/s to a given temperature. Subsequent instantaneous quenching in water allows preserving the microstructures obtained at various stages of crystallization. One Zr-based and two CuZr-based BMGs were flash-annealed at the onset of crystallization with different heating rates in order to prepare advanced BMG-matrix composites. The highly reproducible composite microstructures contain uniformly dispersed crystals and a narrow crystal size distribution...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524882/plasmonic-computing-of-spatial-differentiation
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Tengfeng Zhu, Yihan Zhou, Yijie Lou, Hui Ye, Min Qiu, Zhichao Ruan, Shanhui Fan
Optical analog computing offers high-throughput low-power-consumption operation for specialized computational tasks. Traditionally, optical analog computing in the spatial domain uses a bulky system of lenses and filters. Recent developments in metamaterials enable the miniaturization of such computing elements down to a subwavelength scale. However, the required metamaterial consists of a complex array of meta-atoms, and direct demonstration of image processing is challenging. Here, we show that the interference effects associated with surface plasmon excitations at a single metal-dielectric interface can perform spatial differentiation...
May 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523728/lewis-base-mediated-silylations-of-alcohols-asymmetric-synthesis-of-chiral-organosilicon-compounds-controlled-by-chiral-ar-binmols
#11
Li-Wen Xu
In the past years, successful stereoselective functionalizations of hydroxyl groups of alcohol substrates with chlorosilanes have evolved silyl ether formation from a functional group protection to an enantioselective synthetic strategy. In this work, a family of structurally specific chiral diols, chiral 1,1'-binaphthalene-2--arylmethanol-2'-ol (Ar-BINMOL), -controlled desymmetrization of dichlorosilanes is presented, which led to the facile construction of desired silicon-stereogenic organosilicon compounds with high yields and good diastereoselectivities...
May 18, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523648/metal-confinement-through-n-9-alkyl-fluorenyl-substituted-n-heterocyclic-carbenes-and-its-consequences-in-gold-catalysed-reactions-involving-enynes
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Matthieu Teci, Damien Hueber, Patrick Pale, Loïc Toupet, Aurélien Blanc, Eric Brenner, Dominique Matt
A series of gold(I) and gold(III) complexes containing bulky bis-N,N'-(9-alkylfluorenyl) heterocyclic carbene ((R) F-NHC) ligands have been prepared in high yields from appropriate imidazolinium, imidazolium and benzimidazolium salts. In all complexes, the carbene ligand provides high steric protection of the Au-X bond trans to the carbenic C atom. Irrespective of the metal oxidation state, the complexes showed high efficiency in a tandem 3,3-rearrangement/Nazarov reaction of an enynyl acetate. One of the Au(III) complexes, [AuCl3 ((R) F-NHC)], was further found to be suitable for the efficient cyclisation of a propargylcarboxamide...
May 19, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523160/do-low-profile-implants-provide-reliable-stability-in-fixing-the-sternal-fractures-as-a-fourth-vertebral-column-in-sternovertebral-injuries
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Sebastian Krinner, Sina Grupp, Pascal Oppel, Andreas Langenbach, Friedrich F Hennig, Stefan Schulz-Drost
BACKGROUND: Flexion and compression forces to the trunk can cause severe instability of the vertebral column and the anterior chest wall, mostly associated with an unstable fracture of the sternum. In combination, the worst case would be a complete disruption of the trunk. Some authors consider the sternum-rib-complex to be the fourth vertebral column. This study discusses the possibilities to treat instable trunk injuries with sternal fractures concomitant to vertebral spine fractures through anterior sternal plating employing a locked plate osteosynthesis in a low profile design instead of the use of bulky implants...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523113/human-serum-albumin-delivered-au-pet3-is-a-potent-inhibitor-of-t-cell-proliferation
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Tyler C Dean, Mu Yang, Mingyong Liu, Jason M Grayson, Anthony W DeMartino, Cynthia S Day, Jingyun Lee, Cristina M Furdui, Ulrich Bierbach
Using a modular library format in conjunction with cell viability (MTS) and flow cytometry assays, 90 cationic complexes [AuPL] (n+) (P = phosphine ligand; L = thiourea derivative or chloride) were studied for their antiproliferative activity in CD8(+) T lymphocyte cells. The activity of the compounds correlates with the steric bulk of the phosphine ligands. Thiourea serves as a leaving group that is readily replaced by cysteine thiol (NMR, ESI-MS). Taking advantage of selective thiourea ligand exchange, the fragments [Au(PEt3)](+) and [Au(JohnPhos)](+) (JohnPhos = 1,1'-biphenyl-2-yl)di-tert-butylphosphine) in compounds 1 and 2 were transferred to recombinant human serum albumin (rHSA)...
May 11, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520439/cobalt-iii-catalyzed-oxadiazole-directed-c-h-activation-for-the-synthesis-of-1-aminoisoquinolines
#15
Fan Yang, Jiaojiao Yu, Yun Liu, Jin Zhu
Aromatic heterocycles have been identified as effective directing groups (DGs) in C-H functionalization but can be retained as undesired bulky substituents in the final products. Herein, we report a Co(III)-catalyzed 1-aminoisoquinoline synthesis strategy based on oxadiazole-directed aromatic C-H coupling with alkynes and a subsequent redox-neutral C-N cyclization reaction. This labile N-O bond-based protocol has allowed the toleration of a broad range of functional groups.
May 18, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518202/improved-reactivity-of-a-cyclic-13-15-compound-by-increased-steric-demand
#16
Markus Balmer, Manuel Kapitein, Carsten von Hänisch
Herein we present the synthesis and characterization of the new four-membered Ga/P cycle [tBu2GaP(H)SitBu2Ph]2, which shows a cis/trans isomerization at ambient temperatures via a ring opening mechanism. The sterically demanding substituents on the phosphorus (-SitBu2Ph) and gallium (tBu) atoms lead to an unexpected reactivity towards bulky NHC ligands (IMes and IDipp). The resulting Lewis base stabilized monomeric 13/15 compounds feature an unusual binding mode of the carbene ligand. The ring opened state also enables a masked flp reactivity, which is shown by a reaction with the polar multiple bond in Ph-NCO...
May 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518201/a-general-diastereoselective-synthesis-of-highly-functionalized-ferrocenyl-ambiphiles-enabled-on-a-large-scale-by-electrochemical-purification
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Emmanuel Lerayer, Patrice Renaut, Julien Roger, Nadine Pirio, Hélène Cattey, Charles H Devillers, Dominique Lucas, Jean-Cyrille Hierso
A general synthesis of highly functionalized ferrocenes, which include (P,B)- and (N,B)-ambiphiles, has been developed at a multigram scale. Diastereoselective stepwise modification of di-tert-butylated ferrocenes included the unprecedented separation of electroactive species. Bulky alkyl groups on ferrocenes ensure planar chirality of ambiphiles and enforce closer proximity of antagonist Lewis functions.
May 18, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516969/voluminous-laryngeal-schwannoma-excision-with-a-mini-invasive-external-approach-a-case-report
#18
M Tulli, S Bondi, M Bussi
Laryngeal schwannomas are extremely uncommon. We present a case of bulky supraglottic schwannoma with involvement of the preepiglottic and superior paraglottic spaces. Clinical findings, computed tomography and magnetic resonance images are presented. These characteristics are typical, however not specific to schwannomas. For definitive diagnosis, histology and immunohistochemistry are necessary. We present an external mini-invasive approach that allowed us to both obtain diagnosis and provide definitive treatment for this kind of voluminous laryngeal tumour...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516441/decision-making-in-the-surgical-management-of-invasive-breast-cancer-part-2-expanded-applications-for-breast-conserving-surgery
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Lisa A Newman
Treatment of early-stage invasive breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery plus radiation therapy (RT) yields overall survival outcomes equivalent to those achieved with mastectomy. Further, breast-conserving surgery is endorsed by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network as being supported by the highest-level, category 1 evidence. Advances in pathologic evaluation, management of multiple tumors, oncoplastic lumpectomy techniques, neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and hypofractionated RT can expand the pool of patients eligible for breast-conserving surgery...
May 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514732/structural-basis-of-a-novel-heterodimeric-fc-for-bispecific-antibody-production
#20
Hudie Wei, Haiyan Cai, Yuhao Jin, Pilin Wang, Qingqing Zhang, Yihui Lin, Weixiao Wang, Jinke Cheng, Naiyan Zeng, Ting Xu, Aiwu Zhou
Bispecific antibodies provide an efficient tool for combinational clinical therapy. Here we have engineered a heterodimeric Fc for bispecific antibodies production by combining the knob-into-hole and electrostatic steering strategies where a bulky hydrophobic residue Phe405 of the IgG CH3 interface is mutated to a charged residue Lys and Lys409 of the corresponding CH3 domain is mutated to Ala. The crystal structure of this Fc heterodimer solved here at 2.7Å resolution revealed how these two mutations resulted a complementary binding interface and explained why F405K mutation could effectively inhibit Fc homodimer formation during protein expression...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
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