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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441775/progress-in-the-correlative-atomic-force-microscopy-and-optical-microscopy
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Lulu Zhou, Mingjun Cai, Ti Tong, Hongda Wang
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) has evolved from the originally morphological imaging technique to a powerful and multifunctional technique for manipulating and detecting the interactions between molecules at nanometer resolution. However, AFM cannot provide the precise information of synchronized molecular groups and has many shortcomings in the aspects of determining the mechanism of the interactions and the elaborate structure due to the limitations of the technology, itself, such as non-specificity and low imaging speed...
April 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441756/the-interactions-between-zno-nanoparticles-nps-and-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-lna-complexed-to-bsa-did-not-influence-the-toxicity-of-zno-nps-on-hepg2-cells
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Yiwei Zhou, Xin Fang, Yu Gong, Aiping Xiao, Yixi Xie, Liangliang Liu, Yi Cao
BACKGROUND: Nanoparticles (NPs) entering the biological environment could interact with biomolecules, but little is known about the interaction between unsaturated fatty acids (UFA) and NPs. METHODS: This study used α-linolenic acid (LNA) complexed to bovine serum albumin (BSA) for UFA and HepG2 cells for hepatocytes. The interactions between BSA or LNA and ZnO NPs were studied. RESULTS: The presence of BSA or LNA affected the hydrodynamic size, zeta potential, UV-Vis, fluorescence, and synchronous fluorescence spectra of ZnO NPs, which indicated an interaction between BSA or LNA and NPs...
April 24, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440897/sonographic-findings-in-two-cases-of-lymphangioma-of-the-mesocolon-in-adults
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Hiroko Naganuma, Hideaki Ishida, Tomoya Komatsuda, Mayu Hakamada, Toshiya Sawada, Rika Satoyoshi, Katsuhiko Enomoto, Takaharu Miyauchi
Lymphangioma of the mesocolon is very rare. We report two cases of surgically resected and histologically proven mesocolic lymphangioma in adults. In both cases, ultrasound revealed a large cystic mass with multiple thin septa in the lower abdomen. A peculiar finding was the large craniocaudal sliding movement of the mass synchronized with the patient's respiration, which was a clue to the diagnosis of mesenteric lymphangioma. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2017.
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440738/restricted-feeding-modulates-the-daily-variations-of-liver-glutamate-dehydrogenase-activity-expression-and-histological-location
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Olivia Vázquez-Martínez, Isabel Méndez, Isaías Turrubiate, Héctor Valente-Godínez, Moisés Pérez-Mendoza, Paola García-Tejada, Mauricio Díaz-Muñoz
Glutamate dehydrogenase is an important enzyme in the hepatic regulation of nitrogen and energy metabolism. It catalyzes one of the most relevant anaplerotic reactions. Although its relevance in liver homeostasis has been widely described, its daily pattern and responsiveness to restricted feeding protocols has not been studied. We explored the daily variations of liver glutamate dehydrogenase transcription, protein, activity, and histochemical and subcellular location in a protocol of daytime food synchronization in rats...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440477/synchronized-dual-pulse-gastric-electrical-stimulation-improves-gastric-emptying-and-activates-enteric-glial-cells-via-upregulation-of-gfap-and-s100b-with-different-courses-of-subdiaphragmatic-vagotomy-in-rats
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Nian Wang, Shuangning Song, Jie Chen
Previous research and clinical practice have indicated that damage to the vagal nerve may seriously affect gastrointestinal physiological movement behavior. The aim of the current study was to observe the change of gastric motility, as well as enteric glial cells (EGCs) in the stomach with different courses of vagal nerve transection in rats prior to and following synchronized dual pulse gastric electrical stimulation. The gastric emptying rates were measured to assess the gastric motility. The glial markers, containing calcium binding protein (S100B) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), were detected by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and double‑labeling immunofluorescence analysis...
April 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440273/active-matter-logic-for-autonomous-microfluidics
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Francis G Woodhouse, Jörn Dunkel
Chemically or optically powered active matter plays an increasingly important role in materials design, but its computational potential has yet to be explored systematically. The competition between energy consumption and dissipation imposes stringent physical constraints on the information transport in active flow networks, facilitating global optimization strategies that are not well understood. Here, we combine insights from recent microbial experiments with concepts from lattice-field theory and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics to introduce a generic theoretical framework for active matter logic...
April 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440038/induced-chemical-defense-of-a-mushroom-by-a-double-bond-shifting-polyene-synthase
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Philip Brandt, María García-Altares, Markus Nett, Christian Hertweck, Dirk Hoffmeister
The antilarval mushroom polyenes 18-methyl-19-oxoicosaoctaenoic acid and 20-methyl-21-oxodocosanonaenoic acid appear in response to injury of the mycelium of the stereaceous mushroom BY1. We identified a polyketide synthase (PPS1) which belongs to a hitherto completely uncharacterized clade of polyketide synthases. Expression of the PPS1 gene is massively upregulated following mycelial damage. The synthesis of the above polyenes was reconstituted in the mold Aspergillus niger as a heterologous host. This demonstrates that PPS1 1) synchronously produces branched-chain polyketides of varied lengths, and 2) catalyzes the unprecedented shift of eight or nine double bonds...
April 25, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439911/the-impact-of-an-appointment-based-medication-synchronization-programme-on-chronic-medication-adherence-in-an-adult-community-pharmacy-population
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S B Andrews, T R Marcy, B Osborn, L G Planas
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Non-adherence to medication regimens is the primary cause of suboptimal clinical benefit in patients with chronic diseases. The primary objective of this study was to assess and compare adherence to chronic medications among adults participating in Time My Meds (TMM), an appointment-based medication synchronization programme, to patients receiving usual care. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental study that evaluated data from 18 partner community pharmacies in three lower U...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439715/carcinoembryonic-antigen-testing-after-curative-liver-resection-for-synchronous-liver-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-a-japanese-multicenter-analysis
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Satoshi Okazaki, Hironobu Baba, Noriko Iwata, Shinichi Yamauchi, Kenichi Sugihara
PURPOSE: To identify the possible roles of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) testing after liver resection for synchronous colorectal liver metastasis (CLM). METHODS: The subjects of this retrospective study were patients who underwent complete resection of primary tumors and synchronous CLM between 1997 and 2007 at 20 institutions in Japan. We studied the associations between perioperative CEA levels and the characteristics of recurrence. RESULTS: Recurrence was detected during the median follow-up time of 52 months in 445 (73...
April 24, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439672/altered-intra-and-interregional-synchronization-in-the-absence-of-the-corpus-callosum-a-resting-state-fmri-study
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Long Zuo, Shuangkun Wang, Junliang Yuan, Hua Gu, Yang Zhou, Tao Jiang
Agenesis of the corpus callosum (AgCC) can result in subtle to severe cognitive deficits. Individuals with impaired cognition often show abnormalities on resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI). This study used rs-fMRI to investigate changes in regional homogeneity (ReHo) and functional connectivity (FC) among individuals with AgCC. AgCC individuals (n = 10) and age-, sex-, and education-matched healthy control subjects (n = 19) were included in this study. The ReHo values were calculated to represent spontaneous brain activity...
April 24, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439297/the-influence-of-day-night-cycles-on-biomass-yield-and-composition-of-neochloris-oleoabundans
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Lenneke de Winter, Iago Teles Dominguez Cabanelas, Dirk E Martens, René H Wijffels, Maria J Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Day/night cycles regulate the circadian clock of organisms to program daily activities. Many species of microalgae have a synchronized cell division when grown under a day/night cycle, and synchronization might influence biomass yield and composition. Therefore, the aim of this study was to study the influence of day/night cycle on biomass yield and composition of the green microalgae Neochloris oleoabundans. Hence, we compared continuous turbidostat cultures grown under continuous light with cultures grown under simulated day/night cycles...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439257/high-resolution-recording-of-the-circadian-oscillator-in-primary-mouse-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-cell-culture
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Volodymyr Petrenko, Yvan Gosmain, Charna Dibner
Circadian clocks have been developed in evolution as an anticipatory mechanism allowing for adaptation to the constantly changing light environment due to rotation of the Earth. This mechanism is functional in all light-sensitive organisms. There is a considerable body of evidence on the tight connection between the circadian clock and most aspects of physiology and metabolism. Clocks, operative in the pancreatic islets, have caught particular attention in the last years due to recent reports on their critical roles in regulation of insulin secretion and etiology of type 2 diabetes...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439234/salivary-oxytocin-concentration-associates-with-the-subjective-feeling-of-body-ownership-during-the-rubber-hand-illusion
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Masakazu Ide, Makoto Wada
Oxytocin is a hormone of the posterior pituitary that promotes lactation, maternal bonding, and birth. Recent studies have shown that oxytocin may modulate social recognition in both sexes, and thus it may be related to empathy. Brain regions that are associated with social recognition and empathy (e.g., the insular cortex) are activated in the rubber hand illusion (RHI), which involves illusory ownership of a rubber hand caused by brush strokes applied synchronously to both a rubber hand and one of the participant's hand, which is hidden from view...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439226/the-phosphodiesterase-10a-inhibitor-pf-2545920-enhances-hippocampal-excitability-and-seizure-activity-involving-the-upregulation-of-glua1-and-nr2a-in-post-synaptic-densities
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Yanke Zhang, Baobing Gao, Fangshuo Zheng, Shanshan Lu, Yun Li, Yan Xiong, Qin Yang, Yong Yang, Pengfei Fu, Fei Xiao, Xuefeng Wang
Phosphodiesterase regulates the homeostasis of cAMP and cGMP, which increase the strength of excitatory neural circuits and/or decrease inhibitory synaptic plasticity. Abnormally, synchronized synaptic transmission in the brain leads to seizures. A phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) inhibitor PF-2545920 has recently attracted attention as a potential therapy for neurological and psychiatric disorders. We hypothesized that PF-2545920 plays an important role in status epilepticus (SE) and investigated the underlying mechanisms...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438726/analyzing-unstructured-communication-in-a-computer-mediated-environment-for-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-a-research-protocol
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Allison A Lewinski, Ruth A Anderson, Allison A Vorderstrasse, Edwin B Fisher, Wei Pan, Constance M Johnson
BACKGROUND: Individuals with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk for comorbidities such as heart disease, lower limb amputations, stroke, and renal failure. Multiple factors influence development of complications in a person living with type 2 diabetes; however, an individual's self-management behaviors may delay the onset of, or lessen the severity of, these complications. Social support provides personal, informal advice and knowledge that helps individuals initiate and sustain self-management and adherence...
April 24, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438706/towards-generalizable-entity-centric-clinical-coreference-resolution
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Timothy Miller, Dmitriy Dligach, Steven Bethard, Chen Lin, Guergana Savova
OBJECTIVE: This work investigates the problem of clinical coreference resolution in a model that explicitly tracks entities, and aims to measure the performance of that model in both traditional in-domain train/test splits and cross-domain experiments that measure the generalizability of learned models. METHODS: The two methods we compare are a baseline mention-pair coreference system that operates over pairs of mentions with best-first conflict resolution and a mention-synchronous system that incrementally builds coreference chains...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438565/improvements-in-oocyte-competence-in-superovulated-mice-following-treatment-with-cilostazol-ovulation-of-immature-oocytes-with-high-developmental-rates
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Ahmed M Taiyeb, Saeeda A Muhsen-Alanssari, William L Dees, Jill Hiney, Michael E Kjelland, Duane C Kraemer, Mundhir T Ridha-Albarzanchi
Exogenous administration of superovulatory hormones negatively affects oocyte competence in mammals. Phosphodiesterase 3A inhibitors were found to improve competence of oocytes matured in vitro in several species, including humans. This study was therefore designed to define oocyte maturation synchronization and competence in superovulated mice treated with cilostazol, a selective phosphodiesterase 3A inhibitor. Swiss Webster mice were superovulated and treated orally with 7.5mg cilostazol once or twice to result in ovulation of immature oocytes at the metaphase I (MI) or germinal vesicle (GV) stage, respectively...
April 21, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438353/the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-the-immune-system-as-a-pro-survival-molecule
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REVIEW
Salvatore Chirumbolo, Geir Bjørklund, Andrea Sboarina, Antonio Vella
PURPOSE: Vitamin D is a fascinating and attractive molecule that has gained particular attention in medicine in recent years. Its immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory potential might resemble the activity of many nature-derived molecules (eg, flavonoids), but its role in biology was selected during a long evolutionary pathway to dampen the damaging effect of cell stress response and of the immune reaction. In this sense, this molecule can be considered an ancient hormone that serves, in its primary role, as a pro-survival agent...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438094/association-of-atf4-expression-with-tissue-hypoxia-and-m2-macrophage-infiltration-in-infantile-hemangioma
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Hou-Fu Xia, Jun-Yi Zhu, Jing-Nan Wang, Jian-Gang Ren, Yu Cai, Feng-Qin Wang, Wei Zhang, Gang Chen, Yi-Fang Zhao, Ji-Hong Zhao
Accumulating studies have revealed the hypoxic condition and its crucial role in the distinctive progression of infantile hemangioma (IH), the most common benign tumor in infancy. Activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4), an important gene mediating cellular adaptation to various stress signals, could confer a survival advantage for tumor cells under hypoxia and regulate tumor progression. However, the potential role of ATF4 in IH was still unknown. In this study, the expression of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α, ATF4, and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) in 27 specimens of IH was measured by immunochemistry and double-labeling immunofluorescence, followed by the Spearman rank correlation test...
May 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437959/high-average-power-2-%C3%AE-m-femtosecond-optical-parametric-oscillator-synchronously-pumped-by-a-thin-disk-mode-locked-laser
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T Petersen, J D Zuegel, J Bromage
A high-energy, extended-cavity femtosecond BiBO optical parametric oscillator synchronously pumped by a 1.0-ps, 1030-nm Yb:YAG, thin-disk pump laser is presented. The oscillator operated near degeneracy in a noncollinear interaction geometry, producing signal wavelength tunability from 1.99 to 2.20 μm. The signal pulses have an average power exceeding 2 W, producing 455-fs pulses at 7.08 MHz with energies up to 350 nJ, showing increased potential for tunable sources of scalable ultrafast pulses in the infrared...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
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