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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816310/role-of-intrinsic-hydrogen-bonds-in-the-assembly-of-perylene-imide-derivatives-in-solution-and-at-the-liquid-solid-interface
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Zongxia Guo, Kun Wang, Ping Yu, Shengyue Zhang, Kai Sun, Zhibo Li
The impact of hydrogen bond formation on the supramolecular assembly of two perylene imide derivatives (PMAMI and PDINH) was systematically investigated in solution and at the liquid-solid interface. PDINH has intrinsic hydrogen bond sites, but this is not the case for PMAMI. The solution assembly was explored by morphological methods (SEM, AFM, TEM and cryo-TEM) and spectral characterization (UV-vis, FL, XRD, and FTIR spectra). The surface assembly at the liquid-solid interface was detected by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)...
August 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816027/estimation-of-live-birth-and-population-prevalence-of-down-syndrome-in-nine-u-s-states
#2
Gert de Graaf, Frank Buckley, Jennifer Dever, Brian G Skotko
For all of the U.S. states with sufficient data, we estimated live birth and population prevalences for Down syndrome (DS). As social service resources vary between states, such data are important for public policy discussions and state planning. We predicted the actual and nonselective live birth prevalence, and population prevalence, for DS in nine U.S. states based on publicly available datasets from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. As of 2010, we estimated a population size for people with DS of 4,554 in MA (population prevalence 1 in 1,440), 6,101 in NJ (1 in 1,443), 14,315 in NY (1 in 1,355), 9,739 in IL (1 in 1,319), 4,354 in IN (1 in 1,491), 7,295 in MI (1 in 1,354), 9,099 in FL (1 in 2,071), 3,014 in KY (1 in 1,442), and 3,596 in AZ (1 in 1,784)...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815586/differential-interference-contrast-photothermal-microscopy-in-nanospace-impacts-of-systematic-parameters
#3
M Liu
Differential interference contrast-photothermal microscopy (DIC-PTM), as a promising tool for trace analysis of nonfluorescent compounds, suffered low sensitivity in nanospace especially for aqueous samples, due to the poor thermophysical property of water and the unoptimised configuration. To improve its performance, a five-layer DIC-PTM model is built and influences of different parameters on the photothermal signal are investigated. The initial phase shift φ0 between two branches of the probe beam is found to be a key factor determining the detection sensitivity and response linearity: at a large φ0 (≤π/2) both a high sensitivity and a good linearity can be achieved, while a high signal-to-noise ratio occurs at a small φ0 ...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815297/leukocyte-reduced-platelet-rich-plasma-increases-proliferation-of-tenocytes-treated-with-prednisolone-a-cell-cycle-analysis
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Franz Hilber, Markus Loibl, Siegmund Lang, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Gero Brockhoff, Peter Angele, Johannes Zellner, Paul Schmitz, Michael Nerlich, Michael Worlicek
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of allogenic leukocyte-reduced platelet-rich plasma on human tenocytes after treatment with prednisolone and to develop a standardization of its application for clinical practice. METHODS: A leukocyte-reduced PRP was produced using the Arthrex Double Syringe (Arthrex, Inc., Naples, FL, USA), in a modified single-spin separation method. Human tenocytes were isolated from discarded rotator cuff segments...
August 16, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815219/conventional-nk-cells-and-ilc1-are-partially-ablated-in-the-livers-of-ncr1-icre-tbx21-fl-fl-mice
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Antonia O Cuff, Victoria Male
Mouse liver contains both Eomes-dependent conventional natural killer (cNK) cells and Tbet-dependent liver-resident type I innate lymphoid cells (ILC1). In order to better understand the role of ILC1, we attempted to generate mice that would lack liver ILC1, while retaining cNK, by conditional deletion of Tbet in NKp46+ cells. Here we report that the Ncr1 (iCre)Tbx21 (fl/fl) mouse has a roughly equivalent reduction in both the cNK and ILC1 compartments of the liver, limiting its utility for investigating the relative contributions of these two cell types in disease models...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815056/hemojuvelin-regulates-the-innate-immune-response-to-peritoneal-bacterial-infection-in-mice
#6
Qian Wu, Yuanyuan Shen, Yunlong Tao, Jiayu Wei, Hao Wang, Peng An, Zhuzhen Zhang, Hong Gao, Tianhua Zhou, Fudi Wang, Junxia Min
Hereditary hemochromatosis and iron imbalance are associated with susceptibility to bacterial infection; however, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, we performed in vivo bacterial infection screening using several mouse models of hemochromatosis, including Hfe (Hfe(-/-) ), hemojuvelin (Hjv(-/-) ), and macrophage-specific ferroportin-1 (Fpn1(fl/fl) ;LysM-Cre(+) ) knockout mice. We found that Hjv(-/-) mice, but not Hfe(-/-) or Fpn1(fl/fl) ;LysM-Cre(+) mice, are highly susceptible to peritoneal infection by both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814854/platelet-distribution-width-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-copd-pilot-study
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Adam J Białas, Claudio Pedone, Wojciech J Piotrowski, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
BACKGROUND: Platelets may actively participate in inflammation in COPD. Platelet distribution width (PDW), a measure of platelets' volume heterogeneity, may increase in platelets' activation. We hypothesized that PDW may be a marker of hypercoagulation, which plays a significant role in conditions associated with worse survival of patients with COPD, eg, acute myocardial infarction and other forms of ischemic heart disease. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 79 patients...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814604/macrophage-restricted-shp2-tyrosine-phosphatase-acts-as-a-rheostat-for-mmp12-through-tgf-%C3%AE-activation-in-the-prevention-of-age-related-emphysema-in-mice
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Jiaqi Xu, Bo Tao, Xiaohong Guo, Shiyi Zhou, Yongda Li, Yuqin Zhang, Zanhua Zhou, Hongqiang Cheng, Xue Zhang, Yuehai Ke
Persistent activation of macrophages in lungs plays a critical role in the production of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) that contributes to the destruction of alveolar walls, a hallmark for pulmonary emphysema. Dysregulated TGF-β1 signaling has been an essential determinant in the elevation of MMPs during the development of emphysema. Nevertheless, the mechanism for this MMP-dependent pathogenesis has yet to be clearly investigated. Recently, we identified an important role for tyrosine phosphatase Src homology domain-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase 2 (Shp2) in regulating the activation of alveolar macrophages...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811363/targeting-ar-variant-coactivator-interactions-to-exploit-prostate-cancer-vulnerabilities
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Fiorella Magani, Stephanie O Peacock, Meghan A Rice, Maria J Martinez, Ann M Greene, Pablo S Magani, Rolando Lyles, Jonathan R Weitz, Kerry L Burnstein
Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) progresses rapidly and is incurable. Constitutively active androgen receptor splice variants (AR-Vs) represent a well-established mechanism of therapeutic resistance and disease progression. These variants lack the AR ligand-binding domain and, as such, are not inhibited by androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), which is the standard systemic approach for advanced PC. Signaling by AR-Vs, including the clinically relevant AR-V7, is augmented by Vav3, an established AR coactivator in CRPC...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809507/persistence-of-indigenous-escherichia-coli-in-raw-bovine-manure-amended-soil
#10
Samantha K Çekiç, Jaysankar De, Mohammad Jubair, Keith R Schneider
The Food Safety Modernization Act attempts to reduce produce-related foodborne illness by using preventive rather than reactive measures. The goal of this research was to determine the persistence of manure-borne generic Escherichia coli under laboratory and field conditions. The population density of naturally occurring E. coli was ∼7.2 and 5.4 log CFU/10 g in pre- and postscreened manures, respectively. Postscreened (i.e. after the liquid manure has passed through a screen) manure was applied at light, medium, and heavy rates to fields in Live Oak and Citra, FL, during the fall and summer...
September 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809425/ph-responsive-quencher-free-molecular-beacon-systems-containing-2-deoxyuridine-units-labeled-with-fluorene-derivatives
#11
Ji Won Lee, Ye-Seul Son, Jun Yeon Hwang, Yoojin Park, Gil Tae Hwang
Three fluorescent nucleosides-U(FL), U(AF), and U(DAF), containing fluorene, 2-aminofluorene, and 2-dimethylaminofluorene units, respectively, covalently attached to 2'-deoxyuridine-have been incorporated into the central positions of oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) to examine the effects of their flanking bases (FBs) and pH on the emission properties upon hybridization with fully matched and single-base-mismatched targets. The ODN containing U(FL) and cytosine-FBs in the pH range from 5.5 to 8.0 and the ODN containing U(DAF) and cytosine-FBs under slightly acidic conditions (pH 6...
August 15, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808838/comparison-of-coronary-sinus-diameter-z-scores-in-normal-fetuses-and-fetuses-with-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-plsvc
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Mingming Ma, Yan Tan, Ran Chen, Yankai Mao, Bei Wang, Bowen Zhao
To establish Z-score reference ranges for coronary sinus (CS) diameter in normal fetuses and explore the diagnostic value of CS Z-score in fetuses with persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC). Study of 235 normal fetuses and 30 fetuses with PLSVC was involved. Noncardiac biometrical parameters included biparietal diameter (BPD), femoral length (FL), heart area (HA), gestation age (GA). The coronary sinus systolic and diastolic diameter (CSDs and CSDd ) were measured at the end of systole and diastole. CSDs and CSDd Z-score models were constructed by using linear regression analysis with Non-cardiac biometrical parameters as independent variables...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808602/high-lumbar-noninstrumented-fusion-rates-using-lamina-autograft-and-nanoss-bone-marrow-aspirate
#13
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Patients with marked osteoporosis and/or obesity/morbid obesity and severe multilevel lumbar stenosis and other pathology often undergo multilevel laminectomies with non instrumented posterolateral fusions (PLF). The other pathology may include combinations of degenerative spondylolisthesis/lysis, foraminal/far lateral discs, and/or synovial cysts requiring more extensive facet resections. Presently, spine surgeons often use bone graft expanders to supplement the lamina autograft harvested in the course of laminectomy/decompressions for the PLF mass...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808601/high-posterior-cervical-fusion-rates-with-iliac-autograft-and-nanoss-bone-marrow-aspirate
#14
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe cervical multilevel stenosis and an adequate lordotic curvature often undergo multilevel laminectomies with posterior instrumented fusions. Although the "gold standard" for the fusion mass remains iliac crest autograft, many require additional volume provided by bone graft expanders. Here, we studied the fusion rates for 32 patients undergoing multilevel cervical laminectomy and vertex/rod/eyelet/titanium cable fusions utilizing lamina/iliac autograft and the bone graft expander Nanoss (RTI Surgical, Alachua, FL, USA) with autogenous bone marrow aspirate (BMA)...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807899/pitx1-directly-modulates-the-core-limb-development-program-to-implement-hindlimb-identity
#15
Stephen Nemec, Maëva Luxey, Deepak Jain, Aurélie Huang Sung, Tomi Pastinen, Jacques Drouin
Forelimbs (FL) and hindlimbs (HL) develop complex musculoskeletal structures that rely on the deployment of a conserved developmental program. Pitx1, a transcription factor gene with expression restricted to HL and absent from FL, plays an important role in generating HL features. The genomic mechanisms by which Pitx1 effects HL identity remain poorly understood, however. Here, we use expression profiling and analysis of direct Pitx1 targets to characterize the HL- and FL-restricted genetic programs and situate the Pitx1-dependent gene network within the context of limb-specific gene regulation...
August 14, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807824/flavan-3-ol-delays-the-progression-of-disuse-atrophy-induced-by-hindlimb-suspension-in-mice
#16
Mao Ito, Naoto Kudo, Yuji Miyake, Tatsuya Imai, Tomoki Unno, Yoko Yamashita, Yoshihisa Hirota, Hitoshi Ashida, Naomi Osakabe
Periods of skeletal muscle disuse, for example due to a sedentary lifestyle or bed rest, are associated with aging and can lead to muscle atrophy. We previously found that the flavan 3-ol fraction derived from cocoa (FL) enhanced energy expenditure with metabolic changes in skeletal muscle. In the present study, we examined the effect of FL on disuse muscle atrophy induced by hindlimb suspension in mice. Male C57BL/6J mice were assigned to four groups as follows: unsuspended-vehicle, unsuspended-FL, suspended-vehicle, and suspended-FL...
August 11, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806518/in-vivo-biosynthesized-zinc-and-iron-oxide-nanoclusters-for-high-spatiotemporal-dual-modality-bioimaging-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#17
Lanmei Lai, Xuerui Jiang, Shanying Han, Chunqiu Zhao, Tianyu Du, Fawad Ur Rehman, Youkun Zheng, Xiaoqi Li, Xiaoli Liu, Hui Jiang, Xuemei Wang
Alzheimer's disease is still incurable neurodegenerative, and lack of detection method with high sensitivity and specificity. In this study, by taking different month old Alzheimer's mice as models, we have explored the possibility of the target bioimaging of the diseased sites through the initial injection of zinc gluconate solution into Alzheimer's model mice post tail-vein, and then combination of the further injection of ferrous chloride (FeCl2) solution into the same Alzheimer's model mice post stomach...
August 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805957/stroke-or-left-atrial-thrombus-prediction-using-antithrombin-iii-and-mean-platelet-volume-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Seo-Won Choi, Bo-Bae Kim, Dong-Hyun Choi, Geon Park, Byung Chul Shin, Heesang Song, DongHun Kim, Dong-Min Kim
BACKGROUND: CHADS2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥ 75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke) and CHA2 DS2 -VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥ 75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke, vascular disease, age 65 to 74 years, sex category) scores showed just moderate discrimination ability in predicting thromboembolic complications in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). HYPOTHESIS: To determine the association of antithrombin III (AT-III) deficiency and mean platelet volume (MPV) with the development of stroke or left atrial (LA) thrombus in patients with AF...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805932/muscle-thickness-correlates-to-muscle-cross-sectional-area-in-the-assessment-of-strength-training-induced-hypertrophy
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Martino V Franchi, Stefano Longo, Joanne Mallinson, Jonathan I Quinlan, Tariq Taylor, Paul L Greenhaff, Marco V Narici
AIM: Muscle thickness (MT) measured by ultrasound has been used to estimate cross-sectional area (measured by CT and MRI) at a single time-point. We tested whether MT could be used as a valid marker of MRI determined muscle anatomical cross-sectional area (ACSA) and volume changes following resistance training (RT). METHODS: Nine healthy, young, male volunteers (24±2 y.o., BMI 24.1±2.8 kg/m(2) ) had vastus lateralis (VL) muscle volume (VOL) and ACSA mid (at 50% of femur length, FL) assessed by MRI, and VL MT measured by ultrasound at 50% FL...
August 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804502/purification-preliminary-characterization-and-immunological-activity-of-polysaccharides-from-crude-drugs-of-sijunzi-formula
#20
Yunfei Ji, Ruijun Wang, Ying Peng, Chongsheng Peng, Xiaobo Li
Sijunzi Decoction (SJZD) is a conventional prescription for curing spleen deficiency in Traditional Chinese Medicine and polysaccharide is its main ingredient. In order to explore the effective ingredients contributing to the immunological activity of SJZD, we isolated and purified seven homogeneous polysaccharides from Radix Ginseng (RS-3-1 and RS-3-2), Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (BZ-3-1, BZ-3-2, and BZ-3-3), Poria (FL-3-1), and Radix Glycyrrhizae (GC-3-1) decoctions, respectively. The molecular weight of seven homogeneous polysaccharides ranged from 5...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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