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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905616/on-tuning-microgel-character-and-softness-of-cross-linked-polystyrene-particles
#1
Jochen Schneider, Malte Wiemann, Anna Rabe, Eckhard Bartsch
Polystyrene (PS) microgel colloids have often been used successfully to model hard sphere behaviour even though the term "gel" invokes inevitably the notion of a more or less soft, deformable object. Here we systematically study the effect of reducing the cross-link density from 1 : 10 (1 cross-link per 10 monomers) to 1 : 100 on particle interactions and "softness". We report on the synthesis and purification of 1 : 10, 1 : 25, 1 : 50, 1 : 75 and 1 : 100 cross-linked PS particles and their characterization in terms of single particle properties, as well as the behaviour of concentrated dispersions...
December 1, 2016: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905218/optimization-of-the-malting-process-for-nutritional-improvement-of-finger-millet-and-amaranth-flours-in-the-infant-weaning-food-industry
#2
Sara Najdi Hejazi, Valérie Orsat
Malting is a beneficial approach to improve the nutritional value of cereals used in infant preparations. Malted finger millet and amaranth might be considered as potentially appropriate gluten-free alternatives for common wheat-based weaning products, especially in case of those suffering from celiac disease. In this study, the effects of germination temperature and duration on the main nutrients of malted finger millet and amaranth, are evaluated and optimized. Grains were germinated for 24, 36 and 48 h at 22, 26 and 30 °C...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904524/integration-of-medical-therapy-and-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-the-management-of-acute-heart-failure
#3
Patrick Horn, Malte Kelm, Ralf Westenfeld
Acute heart failure is still characterized by poor prognosis with high mortality. Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms and hemodynamic measurements. Early coronary revascularization in cardiogenic shock complicating myocardial infarction improves outcome. The further contemporary therapeutic options in the management of acute heart failure are limited to a merely symptomatic effect with relief of dyspnea, reduction of volume overload and improvement of hemodynamic parameters by vasodilators (in hypertension) or inotropic and vasopressor agents (in hypotension)...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904391/non-alcoholic-beverages-from-fermented-cereals-with-increased-oligosaccharide-content
#4
Loreta Basinskiene, Grazina Juodeikiene, Daiva Vidmantiene, Maija Tenkanen, Tomas Makaravicius, Elena Bartkiene
The aim of this study is to develop a new technology for making traditional Lithuanian non-alcoholic beverage kvass from fermented cereals by extending the spectrum of raw materials (extruded rye) and applying new biotechnological resources (xylanolytic enzymes and lactic acid bacteria (LAB)) to improve its functional properties. Arabinoxylans in extruded rye were very efficiently hydrolysed into oligosaccharides by xylanolytic complex Ceremix Plus MG. Using Ceremix Plus MG and LAB fermentation, the yield of arabinoxylooligosaccharides and xylooligosaccharides in beverage was increased to 300 and 1100 mg/L, respectively...
March 2016: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903535/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-cardiac-strain-pattern-following-transplantation-of-human-tissue-engineered-heart-muscles
#5
Xulei Qin, Johannes Riegler, Malte Tiburcy, Xin Zhao, Tony Chour, Babacar Ndoye, Michael Nguyen, Jackson Adams, Mohamed Ameen, Thomas S Denney, Phillip C Yang, Patricia Nguyen, Wolfram H Zimmermann, Joseph C Wu
BACKGROUND: The use of tissue engineering approaches in combination with exogenously produced cardiomyocytes offers the potential to restore contractile function after myocardial injury. However, current techniques assessing changes in global cardiac performance after such treatments are plagued by relatively low detection ability. Since the treatment is locally performed, this detection could be improved by myocardial strain imaging that measures regional contractility. METHODS AND RESULTS: Tissue engineered heart muscles (EHMs) were generated by casting human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes with collagen in preformed molds...
November 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898428/beneficial-effects-of-a-dietary-weight-loss-intervention-on-human-gut-microbiome-diversity-and-metabolism-are-not-sustained-during-weight-maintenance
#6
Femke-Anouska Heinsen, Daniela Fangmann, Nike Müller, Dominik M Schulte, Malte C Rühlemann, Kathrin Türk, Ute Settgast, Wolfgang Lieb, John F Baines, Stefan Schreiber, Andre Franke, Matthias Laudes
OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we examined the effect of a very low-calorie diet(VLCD)-based obesity program on human gut microbiome diversity and metabolism during weight loss and weight maintenance. METHODS: Obese subjects underwent 3 months of VLCD followed by 3 months of weight maintenance. A lean and an obese control group were included. The microbiome was characterized by performing high-throughput dual-indexed 16S rDNA amplicon sequencing. RESULTS: At baseline, a significant difference in the Firmicutes/Bacteroidetes ratio between the lean and obese individuals was observed (p = 0...
November 30, 2016: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895717/interferon-%C3%AE-promotes-gastric-lymphoid-follicle-formation-but-not-gastritis-in-helicobacter-infected-balb-c-mice
#7
Michelle Chonwerawong, Patrick Avé, Michel Huerre, Richard L Ferrero
BACKGROUND: Mouse infection studies have shown that interferon-γ (IFN-γ), a T helper 1 (Th1) cytokine, is required for the development of severe pathology induced by chronic Helicobacter infection. This finding is largely based on studies performed using mice that have polarised Th1 responses i.e. C57BL/6 animals. The current work aims to investigate the role of IFN-γ in Helicobacter-induced inflammation in BALB/c mice which have Th2-polarised immune responses. RESULTS: At 7 months post-infection with Helicobacter felis, IFN-γ deficiency in BALB/c mice had no significant effect on H...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892425/natural-kinds-and-classification-in-scientific-practice-edited-by-catherine-kendig
#8
Malte C Ebach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889956/red-blood-cell-function-and-dysfunction-redox-regulation-nitric-oxide-metabolism-anemia
#9
Viktoria Kuhn, Lukas Diederich, T C Stevenson Keller Iv, Christian M Kramer, Wiebke Lückstädt, Christina Panknin, Tatsiana Suvorava, Brant Isakson, Malte Kelm, Miriam Margherita Cortese-Krott
SIGNIFICANCE: Recent clinical evidence identified anemia to be correlated with severe complications of cardiovascular disease such as bleeding, thromboembolic events, stroke, hypertension, arrhythmias, as well as inflammation, particularly in elderly patients. The underlying mechanisms of these complications are largely unidentified. Recent Advances: Previously, red blood cells (RBCs) were considered exclusively as transporters of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. More recent experimental evidence indicates that RBCs are important inter-organ communication systems with additional functions, including participation in control of systemic NO metabolism, redox regulation, blood rheology and viscosity...
November 27, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887944/facing-the-fate-of-the-remnant-urothelium-after-radical-cystectomy-there-is-room-for-improvement
#10
EDITORIAL
Malte W Vetterlein, Felix K-H Chun, Luis A Kluth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2016: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883139/clustered-localization-of-egfrviii-in-glioblastoma-cells-as-detected-by-high-precision-localization-microscopy
#11
Philip S Boyd, Nina Struve, Margund Bach, Jan Philipp Eberle, Martin Gote, Florian Schock, Christoph Cremer, Malte Kriegs, Michael Hausmann
For receptor tyrosine kinases supramolecular organization on the cell membrane is critical for their function. Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy techniques have offered new opportunities for the analysis of single receptor localization. Here, we analysed the cluster formation of the epidermal growth factor receptor variant III (EGFRvIII), a deletion variant which is expressed in glioblastoma. The constitutively activated variant EGFRvIII is expressed in cells with an egfr gene amplification and is thought to enhance the tumorigenic potential especially of glioblastoma cells...
November 24, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880975/ror%C3%AE-t-expression-in-tregs-promotes-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-via-il-17-secretion-alteration-of-treg-phenotype-and-suppression-of-th2-responses
#12
Malte A Kluger, Anna Nosko, Torben Ramcke, Boeren Goerke, Matthias C Meyer, Claudia Wegscheid, Michael Luig, Gisa Tiegs, Rolf A K Stahl, Oliver M Steinmetz
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a common autoimmune disorder with a complex and poorly understood immuno-pathogenesis. However, a pathogenic role for the Th17 axis was demonstrated by many studies, while Tregs were shown to mediate protection. Recently, we and others characterized a novel and independent T cell population expressing both, the Treg characteristic transcription factor Foxp3 and the Th17 defining RORγt. Studies in a model of acute glomerulonephritis unveiled potent regulatory, but in addition also pro-inflammatory functions of RORγt(+) Foxp3(+) Tregs...
November 23, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879257/a-phase-ii-study-of-rituximab-plus-lenalidomide-for-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-malt-lymphoma
#13
Barbara Kiesewetter, Ella Willenbacher, Wolfgang Willenbacher, Alexander Egle, Peter Neumeister, Daniela Voskova, Marius Erik Mayerhoefer, Ingrid Simonitsch-Klupp, Thomas Melchardt, Richard Greil, Markus Raderer
Chemotherapy-containing regimens are effective for the treatment of advanced MALT lymphoma but due to the indolent course of this disease investigating the use of immunomodulatory, chemotherapy-free strategies appears reasonable. Based on the activity of lenalidomide (LEN) monotherapy for MALT lymphoma and promising results with LEN plus rituximab (R) in several B-cell malignancies, we have studied this combination for MALT lymphoma. In this multicenter phase II study (AGMT MALT-2), patients received R 375 mg/m2 d1 and LEN 20 mg d1-21 every four weeks...
November 22, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876183/electroconvulsive-therapy-selectively-enhances-amyloid-%C3%AE-1-42-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-patients-with-major-depression-a-prospective-pilot-study
#14
Laura Kranaster, Suna Su Aksay, Jan Malte Bumb, Christoph Janke, Angelika Alonso, Carolin Hoyer, Inga Zerr, Matthias Schmitz, Lucrezia Hausner, Lutz Frölich, Alexander Sartorius
A complex interplay between β-amyloid (Aβ), Alzheimer׳s disease (AD) and major depression disorder (MDD) suggests that patients with MDD have an altered cerebral Aβ metabolism and an increased risk of developing AD. In order to elucidate the relationship between antidepressant treatment and Aβ metabolism in humans, we performed a study on Aβ peptides in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in patients with MDD during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as an effective antidepressant treatment. We measured the levels of Aβ1-42, Aβ1-40 and of tau proteins in the CSF in 12 patients with MDD before and after a course of ECT...
November 18, 2016: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873339/consequences-of-an-extended-recruitment-on-participation-in-the-follow-up-of-a-child-study-results-from-the-german-idefics-cohort
#15
Malte Langeheine, Hermann Pohlabeln, Wolfgang Ahrens, Stefan Rach
BACKGROUND: Declining response proportions in population-based studies are often countered by extended recruitment efforts at baseline that may, however, result in higher attrition in a subsequent follow-up. This study analysed the effect of extended recruitment efforts on attrition at the first follow-up of a child cohort. METHODS: We used paradata (i.e. information about the process of data collection) from the German IDEFICS cohort investigating dietary- and life style-induced health effects on children to quantify recruitment effort and classify respondents as completing the recruitment early vs...
November 21, 2016: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873317/b-cell-activating-factor-signalling-pathway-is-associated-with-h-pylori-independence-in-gastric-malt-lymphoma-without-t-11-18-q21-q21
#16
Sung-Hsin Kuo, Hui-Jen Tsai, Chung-Wu Lin, Kun-Huei Yeh, Hsiao-Wei Lee, Ming-Feng Wei, Chia-Tung Shun, Ming-Shiang Wu, Ping-Ning Hsu, Li-Tzong Chen, Ann-Lii Cheng
We previously reported that activation of the B cell-activating factor (BAFF) pathway upregulates NF-κB and induces BCL3 and BCL10 nuclear translocation in H. pylori (HP)-independent gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) tumours with evidence of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (DLBCL [MALT]). However, the significance of BAFF expression in HP-independence of gastric low-grade MALT lymphomas (MALT lymphoma) without t(11;18)(q21;q21) remains unexplored. Sixty-four patients who underwent successful HP eradication for localized HP-positive gastric MALT lymphomas without t(11;18)(q21;q21) were studied...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868305/growth-nutrient-digestibility-ileal-digesta-viscosity-and-energy-metabolizability-of-growing-turkeys-fed-diets-containing-malted-sorghum-sprouts-supplemented-with-enzyme-or-yeast
#17
F O Oke, A O Oso, O O Oduguwa, A V Jegede, K-H Südekum, A O Fafiolu, V Pirgozliev
Growth, apparent nutrient digestibility, ileal digesta viscosity, and energy metabolizability of growing turkeys fed diets containing malted sorghum sprouts (MSP) supplemented with enzyme or yeast were investigated using 120, 28-day-old male turkeys. Six treatments were laid out in a 3 × 2 factorial arrangement of treatments with three dietary inclusion levels of MSP (0, 50, and 100 g/kg) and supplemented with 200 mg/kg yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) or 200 mg/kg of a commercial enzyme. The experiment lasted for the starter (day 28-56) and grower phases (day 57-84) of the birds...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867587/acute-chest-pain-in-a-triathlete-rupture-of-the-noncoronary-sinus-of-valsalva-into-the-right-ventricle
#18
Ernan Zhu, Ralf Westenfeld, Mareike Gastl, Florian Bönner, Alexander Assmann, Amir M Nia, Malte Kelm, Christian Jung
Sinus of Valsalva (SoV) aneurysm is a rare cardiac disease which can be congenital or acquired. A ruptured SoV aneurysm presents a clinical emergency and can lead to progressively deteriorating heart failure. Therefore, appropriate treatment requires prompt and accurate diagnosis. Most ruptured or nonruptured SoV aneurysms are diagnosed by the means of echocardiography. However, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can provide information on precise anatomy and mechanisms due to its excellent soft tissue contrast and high resolution, and thereby allows for optimized preoperative planning of the repair strategy...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864443/identification-and-localization-of-specialized-metabolites-in-tripterygium-roots
#19
Bernd Markus Lange, Justin T Fischedick, Malte F Lange, Narayanan Srividya, Dunja Samec, Brenton C Poirier
Members of the genus Tripterygium are known to contain an astonishing diversity of specialized metabolites. The lack of authentic standards has been an impediment to the rapid identification of such metabolites in extracts. We employed an approach that involves the searching of multiple, complementary chromatographic and spectroscopic data sets against the Spektraris database to speed up the metabolite identification process. Mass spectrometry-based imaging indicated a differential localization of triterpenoids to the periderm and sesquiterpene alkaloids to the cortex layer of Tripterygium roots...
November 18, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864293/expressions-of-the-caga-protein-and-caga-signaling-molecules-predict-h-pylori-dependence-of-early-stage-gastric-dlbcl
#20
Sung-Hsin Kuo, Li-Tzong Chen, Chung-Wu Lin, Kun-Huei Yeh, Chia-Tung Shun, Yi-Shin Tzeng, Jyh-Ming Liou, Ming-Shiang Wu, Ping-Ning Hsu, Ann-Lii Cheng
We previously reported that early-stage gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs), including DLBCLs with (DLBCL[MALT]) and without ('pure' DLBCL) the features of MALT lymphomas, can achieve long-term complete remission after frontline Helicobacter pylori (HP) eradication (HPE). We recently reported that expression of CagA and CagA-signaling molecules (p-SHP2 and p-ERK) is associated with the HP-dependence of gastric MALT lymphoma. However, the significance of CagA and CagA-signaling molecules in gastric DLBCL remains unexplored...
November 18, 2016: Blood
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