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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350445/structural-changes-in-an-anion-channelrhodopsin-formation-of-the-k-and-l-intermediates-at-80-k
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Adrian Yi, Hai Li, Natalia V Mamaeva, Roberto F de Cordoba, Johan Lugtenburg, Willem J DeGrip, John L Spudich, Kenneth J Rothschild
A recently discovered natural family of light-gated anion channelrhodopsins (ACRs) from cryptophyte algae provides an effective means of optogenetically silencing neurons. The most extensively studied ACR is from Guillardia theta (GtACR1). Earlier studies of GtACR1 have established a correlation between formation of a blue-shifted L-like intermediate and the anion channel "open" state. To study structural changes of GtACR1 in the K and L intermediates of the photocycle, a combination of low-temperature FTIR and UV-visible absorption difference spectroscopy was used along with stable-isotope retinal labeling and site-directed mutagenesis...
March 28, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346785/infrared-spectroscopy-of-ionic-liquids-consisting-of-imidazolium-cations-with-different-alkyl-chain-lengths-and-various-halogen-or-molecular-anions-with-and-without-a-small-amount-of-water
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Toshiki Yamada, Yukihiro Tominari, Shukichi Tanaka, Maya Mizuno
Infrared spectroscopy was performed on ionic liquids (ILs) that had imidazolium cations with different alkyl chain lengths and various halogen or molecular anions with and without a small amount of water. The molar concentration normalized absorbance due to +C-H vibrational modes in the range of 3000 to 3200 cm-1 was nearly identical for ILs that had imidazolium cations with different alkyl chain lengths and the same anions. A close correlation was found between the red-shifted +C-H vibrational modes, the chemical shift of +C(2)-H proton, and the energy stabilization of hydrogen-bonding interaction...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346783/dicarbonyls-of-carbon-and-methylidyne-cations
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Jiaye Jin, Lili Zhao, Xiaonan Wu, Wei Li, Yuhong Liu, Diego M Andrada, Mingfei Zhou, Gernot Frenking
The carbon suboxide cation C3O2+ and the protonated carbon suboxide HC3O2+/DC3O2+ were produced in the gas phase. The vibrational spectra were measured via infrared photodissociation spectroscopy of their argon- or CO-tagged complexes. Spectroscopic evidence combined with state-of-the-art quantum chemical calculations indicate that both cations have a bent C2v symmetry and can be designated as dicarbonyls of carbon cation and methylidyne cation, respectively.
March 27, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346701/effect-of-resistance-training-with-vibration-and-compression-on-the-formation-of-muscle-and-bone
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Christoph Zinner, Bettina Baessler, Kilian Weiss, Jasmine Ruf, Guido Michels, Hans-Christer Holmberg, Billy Sperlich
INTRODUCTION: In this study we investigated the effects of resistance training with vibration in combination with leg compression to restrict blood flow on strength, muscle oxygenation, muscle mass, and bone formation. METHODS: Twelve participants were tested before and after 12 weeks of resistance training with application of vibration (VIBRA; 1-2 mm, 30 Hz) to both legs and compression (∼35 mm Hg, VIBRA+COMP) to only 1 leg. RESULTS: VIBRA+COMP and VIBRA improved 1 repetition maximum (1-RM), increased the number of repetitions preceding muscle exhaustion, enhanced cortical bone mass, and lowered the mass and fat fraction in the thigh, with no changes in total muscle mass...
March 27, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345915/observation-of-ph-induced-protein-reorientation-at-the-water-surface
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Konrad Meister, Steven Joop Roeters, Arja Paananen, Sander Woutersen, Jan Versluis, Géza R Szilvay, Huib J Bakker
Hydrophobins are surface-active proteins that form a hydrophobic, water-repelling film around aerial fungal structures. They have a compact, particle-like structure, in which hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions are spatially separated. This surface property renders them amphiphilic and is reminiscent of synthetic Janus particles. Here we report surface-specific chiral and non-chiral vibrational sum-frequency generation spectroscopy (VSFG) measurements of hydrophobins adsorbed to their natural place of action, the air-water interface...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345879/vibrational-probes-from-small-molecule-solvatochromism-theory-and-experiments-to-applications-in-complex-systems
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Bartosz Błasiak, Casey H Londergan, Lauren J Webb, Minhaeng Cho
The vibrational frequency of a chosen normal mode is one of the most accurately measurable spectroscopic properties of molecules in condensed phases. Accordingly, infrared absorption and Raman scattering spectroscopy have provided valuable information on both distributions and ensemble-average values of molecular vibrational frequencies, and these frequencies are now routinely used to investigate structure, conformation, and even absolute configuration of chemical and biological molecules of interest. Recent advancements in coherent time-domain nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy have allowed the study of heterogeneous distributions of local structures and thermally driven ultrafast fluctuations of vibrational frequencies...
March 27, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345869/characterization-of-the-aerosol-based-synthesis-of-uranium-particles-as-a-potential-reference-material-for-micro-analytical-methods
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Ronald Middendorp, Martin Dürr, Alexander Knott, Fabien Pointurier, Dario Ferreira Sanchez, Valerie Ann Samson, Daniel Grolimund
A process for production of micrometer-sized particles composed of uranium oxide using aerosol spray pyrolysis is characterized with respect to the various production parameters. The aerosol is generated using a vibrating orifice aerosol generator providing monodisperse droplets, which are oxidized in a subsequent heat treatment. The final particles are characterized with micro analytical methods to determine size, shape, internal morphology, chemical and structural properties in order to assess the suitability of the produced particles as a reference material for micro analytical methods, in particular for mass-spectrometry...
March 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345726/structural-analyses-of-isolated-cyclic-tetrapeptides-with-varying-amino-acid-residues
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A Stamm, D Maué, A Schaly, S Schlicher, J Bartl, S Kubik, M Gerhards
Cyclic peptides represent a large class of substances that occur in nature with important biological and medical functions. Synthetic cyclic peptides are used as artificial receptors due to a series of advantages over conventional receptors. In order to optimize their binding abilities, investigations of their intrinsic structural properties especially with regard to the influence of different amino acid residues are fundamental. Here we report the structural analysis of two synthetic cyclic tetrapeptides cyclo[l-Tyr(Me)-d-Pro-l-Ala-d-Pro] (CPAla) and cyclo[l-Tyr(Me)-d-Pro-l-Glu(Me)-d-Pro] (CPGlu) in a molecular beam by means of combined IR/UV spectroscopic techniques...
March 27, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345009/optically-induced-lattice-deformations-electronic-structure-changes-and-enhanced-superconductivity-in-yba2cu3o6-48
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R Mankowsky, M Fechner, M Först, A von Hoegen, J Porras, T Loew, G L Dakovski, M Seaberg, S Möller, G Coslovich, B Keimer, S S Dhesi, A Cavalleri
Resonant optical excitation of apical oxygen vibrational modes in the normal state of underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+x induces a transient state with optical properties similar to those of the equilibrium superconducting state. Amongst these, a divergent imaginary conductivity and a plasma edge are transiently observed in the photo-stimulated state. Femtosecond hard x-ray diffraction experiments have been used in the past to identify the transient crystal structure in this non-equilibrium state. Here, we start from these crystallographic features and theoretically predict the corresponding electronic rearrangements that accompany these structural deformations...
July 2017: Structural Dynamics (Melville, N.Y.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344816/vibration-upshot-of-operating-mechanical-sewing-machine-an-insight-into-common-peroneal-nerve-conduction-study
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Prakash Kumar Yadav, Ram Lochan Yadav, Deepak Sharma, Dev Kumar Shah, Niraj Khatri Sapkota, Dilip Thakur, Nirmala Limbu, Md Nazrul Islam
BACKGROUND: Most of the people associated with tailoring occupation in Nepal are still using mechanical sewing machine as an alternative of new technology for tailoring. Common peroneal nerves of both right and left legs are exposed to strenuous and chronic stress exerted by vibration and paddling of mechanical sewing machine. METHODS: The study included 30 healthy male tailors and 30 healthy male individuals. Anthropometric variables as well as cardio respiratory variables were determined for each subject...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344672/the-perceived-benefits-of-an-arts-project-for-health-and-wellbeing-of-older-offenders
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Dean J Wilkinson, Laura S Caulfield
The increasing ageing prison population is becoming a pressing issue throughout the criminal justice system. Alongside the rising population, are a host of health and wellbeing issues that contribute to older offenders needs whilst in prison. It has been recommended that meaningful activities can have positive effects on this population and therefore this paper uniquely reviews older offenders accounts of taking part in an arts based project, Good Vibrations, whilst imprisoned. The Good Vibrations project engages individuals in Gamelan music making with an end of project performance...
March 2017: Europe's journal of psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343744/new-technology-for-recovering-residual-metals-from-nonmetallic-fractions-of-waste-printed-circuit-boards
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Guangwen Zhang, Yaqun He, Haifeng Wang, Tao Zhang, Shuai Wang, Xing Yang, Wencheng Xia
Recycling of waste printed circuit boards is important for environmental protection and sustainable resource utilization. Corona electrostatic separation has been widely used to recycle metals from waste printed circuit boards, but it has poor separation efficiency for finer sized fractions. In this study, a new process of vibrated gas-solid fluidized bed was used to recycle residual metals from nonmetallic fractions, which were treated using the corona electrostatic separation technology. The effects of three main parameters, i...
March 23, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342983/lipid-quantification-by-raman-microspectroscopy-as-a-potential-biomarker-in-prostate-cancer
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Jordan O'Malley, Rahul Kumar, Andrey Kuzmin, Artem Pliss, Neelu Yadav, Srimmitha Balachandar, Jianmin Wang, Kristopher Attwood, Paras N Prasad, Dhyan Chandra
Metastatic castration recurrent prostate cancer (mCRPC) remains incurable and is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death among American men. Therefore, detection of prostate cancer (PCa) at early stages may reduce PCa-related mortality in men. We show that lipid quantification by vibrational Raman Microspectroscopy and Biomolecular Component Analysis may serve as a potential biomarker in PCa. Transcript levels of lipogenic genes including sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1 (SREBP-1) and its downstream effector fatty acid synthase (FASN), and rate-limiting enzyme acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACACA) were upregulated corresponding to both Gleason score and pathologic T stage in the PRAD TCGA cohort...
March 23, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342541/continuous-gradient-temperature-raman-spectroscopy-and-differential-scanning-calorimetry-of-n-3dpa-and-dha-from-100-to-10%C3%A2-c
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C Leigh Broadhurst, Walter F Schmidt, Julie K Nguyen, Jianwei Qin, Kuanglin Chao, Steven R Aubuchon, Moon S Kim
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3) is exclusively utilized in fast signal processing tissues such as retinal, neural and cardiac. N-3 docosapentaenoic acid (n-3DPA, 22:5n-3), with just one less double bond, is also found in the marine food chain yet cannot substitute for DHA. Gradient temperature Raman spectroscopy (GTRS) applies the temperature gradients utilized in differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) to Raman spectroscopy, providing a straightforward technique to identify molecular rearrangements that occur near and at phase transitions...
March 22, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342408/finite-element-method-based-study-for-effect-of-adult-degenerative-scoliosis-on-the-spinal-vibration-characteristics
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Ming Xu, James Yang, Isador Lieberman, Ram Haddas
Finite element analysis was used to investigate the responses of five healthy subjects and five adult degenerative scoliosis (ADS) subjects to cyclic vibration. The dynamic responses of the healthy and scoliotic spines to the sinusoidal cyclic vibrations have been investigated in previous studies by simulation or experimental approaches. However, no simulation or experimental results were available for the ADS subjects. The effect of the ADS on the vibrational characteristics of spines remained unknown. The objective of this study was to compare differences of the dynamic responses to the cyclic vibration input between the healthy subjects and subjects with ADS...
March 22, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342298/low-frequency-vibrational-spectroscopy-of-proteins-with-different-secondary-structures
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Irina A Balakhnina, Nikolay N Brandt, Andrey Yu Chikishev, Anna A Mankova, Irina G Shpachenko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341987/a-facile-synthesis-of-novel-three-dimensional-magnetic-imprinted-polymers-for-rapid-extraction-of-bovine-serum-albumin-in-bovine-calf-serum
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Liang Yan, Jing Wang, Piaopiao Lv, Dandan Xie, Zhaohui Zhang
A novel three-dimensional (3D) magnetic imprinted polymer was prepared with bovine serum albumin as the template molecule, dopamine as the functional monomer, and a graphene oxide and carbon nanotube hybrid 3D nanocomposite as the carrier. The preparation conditions for the 3D magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers were optimized. The 3D magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers were characterized in detail by scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and vibrating sample magnetometry...
March 24, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341778/use-of-a-metered-dose-inhaler-compared-with-a-vibrating-mesh-nebulizer-during-mechanical-ventilation-does-it-really-matter
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Tim W Gilmore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341566/vibration-induced-nystagmus-in-patients-with-vestibular-schwannoma-characteristics-and-clinical-implications
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Jeon Mi Lee, Mi Joo Kim, Jin Won Kim, Dae Bo Shim, Jinna Kim, Sung Huhn Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical significance of vibration-induced nystagmus (VIN) in unilateral vestibular asymmetry and vestibular schwannoma. METHODS: Thirteen patients with vestibular schwannoma underwent the VIN test, in which stimulation was applied to the mastoid processes and sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles on the ipsilateral and contralateral sides of lesions. Preoperative VIN was measured, and changes in VIN were followed up for 6months after tumor removal...
March 6, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340940/axially-modified-paddlewheel-diruthenium-ii-iii-ibuprofenato-metallodrugs-and-the-influence-of-the-structural-modification-on-u87mg-and-a172-human-glioma-cell-proliferation-apoptosis-mitosis-and-migration
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Hanif-Ur-Rehman, Tatiana E Freitas, Renata N Gomes, Alison Colquhoun, Denise de Oliveira Silva
The metallodrug chloridotetrakis(ibuprofenato)diruthenium(II,III) ([Ru2(Ibp)4Cl] or RuIbpCl (1), Ibp=carboxylate anion derived from the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen) has shown promising results in vitro and in vivo, which point to its potential as an inhibitor of glioma tumour growth in vivo. In order to get insight into the influence of structural changes on the biological response of the metallodrug, the [Ru2(Ibp)4] metal-metal multiply bonded paddlewheel unit was modified for the axial ligand...
December 2016: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
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