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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545235/a-high-sensitive-pressure-sensor-using-a-single-mode-fiber-embedded-microbubble-with-thin-film-characteristics
#1
Guanjun Wang, Xinglin Liu, Zhiguo Gui, Yongquan An, Jinyu Gu, Meiqin Zhang, Lu Yan, Gao Wang, Zhibin Wang
A new fiber pressure sensor is proposed and analyzed in this paper. A commercial arc fusion splicer and pressure-assisted arc discharge technology are used here to fabricate a silica hollow microbubble from a common glass tube with the characteristics of a thin film. Then the single mode fiber is embedded into the microbubble to form a fiber Fabry-Perot interferometer by measuring the reflected interference spectrum from the fiber tip and microbubble end. As the wall thickness of the micro-bubble can reach up to several micrometers, it can then be used for measuring the outer pressure with high sensitivity...
May 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543996/self-assembly-of-perylenediimide-single-strand-dna-conjugates-employing-hydrophobic-interactions-and-dna-base-pairing-to-create-a-diverse-structural-space
#2
Frederick Lewis, Ashutosh Kumar Mishra, Haim Weissman, Elisha Krieg, Kevin A Voltaw, Martin McCullagh, Boris Rybtchiinski
The self-assembly behavior of DNA conjugates possessing a perylenediimide (PDI) head group and a single N-oligonucleotide tail has been investigated using a combination of optical spectroscopy and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM) imaging. In order to obtain insight into the interplay between DNA base pairing and PDI hydrophobic interactions we employed systematic variation in the length and composition of the oligo tails. Conjugates with short (TA)n or (CG)n oligo tails (n ≤ 3) form fibers (helical or nonhelical) constructed from -stacked PDI head groups with pendent oligo tails at room temperature in aqueous solution...
May 24, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541889/distinct-responses-of-purkinje-neurons-and-roles-of-simple-spikes-during-associative-motor-learning-in-larval-zebrafish
#3
Thomas C Harmon, Uri Magaram, David L McLean, Indira M Raman
To study cerebellar activity during learning, we made whole-cell recordings from larval zebrafish Purkinje cells while monitoring fictive swimming during associative conditioning. Fish learned to swim in response to visual stimulation preceding tactile stimulation of the tail. Learning was abolished by cerebellar ablation. All Purkinje cells showed task-related activity. Based on how many complex spikes emerged during learned swimming, they were classified as multiple, single, or zero complex spike (MCS, SCS, ZCS) cells...
May 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538876/combination-therapy-with-butyrate-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-for-keloid-fibrogenesis-an-in-vitro-study
#4
Kazuhiro Torii, Noriaki Maeshige, Michiko Aoyama-Ishikawa, Makoto Miyoshi, Hiroto Terashi, Makoto Usami
Background: A single, effective therapeutic regimen for keloids has not been established yet, and the development of novel therapeutic approaches is expected. Butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, play multiple anti-inflammatory and anticancer roles via their respective mechanisms of action. Objective: In this study, we evaluated the antifibrogenic effects of their single and combined use on keloid fibroblasts...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536700/fabrication-and-evaluation-of-electrospun-3d-bioplotted-and-combination-of-electrospun-3d-bioplotted-scaffolds-for-tissue-engineering-applications
#5
Liliana F Mellor, Pedro Huebner, Shaobo Cai, Mahsa Mohiti-Asli, Michael A Taylor, Jeffrey Spang, Rohan A Shirwaiker, Elizabeth G Loboa
Electrospun scaffolds provide a dense framework of nanofibers with pore sizes and fiber diameters that closely resemble the architecture of native extracellular matrix. However, it generates limited three-dimensional structures of relevant physiological thicknesses. 3D printing allows digitally controlled fabrication of three-dimensional single/multimaterial constructs with precisely ordered fiber and pore architecture in a single build. However, this approach generally lacks the ability to achieve submicron resolution features to mimic native tissue...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535499/the-role-of-5-htr6-in-mossy-fiber-sprouting-activating-fyn-and-p-erk1-2-in-pilocarpine-induced-chronic-epileptic-rats
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Wanhui Lin, Wenli Huang, Shenggen Chen, Mingxing Lin, Qingyu Huang, Huapin Huang
OBJECTIVE: Our primary objective is to verify whether 5-HTR6 is involved in the development of mossy fiber sprouting (MFS), and to determine how the progression of MFS is affected by 5-HTR6. METHODS: A total of 90 male adult Sprague-Dawley rats were allocated into either the control group (n=36) or the epileptic group (n=54). Status epilepticus (SE) of rats was induced by the intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of LiCl-pilocarpine. We conducted our experiments in two stages...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534283/cell-type-specific-extracellular-matrix-guided-the-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-3d-polymeric-scaffolds
#7
Yong Mao, Tyler Hoffman, Amy Wu, Ritu Goyal, Joachim Kohn
The tissue microenvironment has profound effects on tissue-specific regeneration. The 3-dimensional extracellular matrix (ECM) niche influences the linage-specific differentiation of stem cells in tissue. To understand how ECM guides tissue-specific regeneration, we established a series of 3D composite scaffolds containing ECMs derived from different primary cells isolated from a single animal species and assessed their impact on the differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). Synthetic microfiber scaffolds (fiber mats) were fabricated by electrospinning tyrosine-derived polycarbonates (pDTEC)...
July 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533379/learned-response-sequences-in-cerebellar-purkinje-cells
#8
Dan-Anders Jirenhed, Anders Rasmussen, Fredrik Johansson, Germund Hesslow
Associative learning in the cerebellum has previously focused on single movements. In eyeblink conditioning, for instance, a subject learns to blink at the right time in response to a conditional stimulus (CS), such as a tone that is repeatedly followed by an unconditional corneal stimulus (US). During conditioning, the CS and US are transmitted by mossy/parallel fibers and climbing fibers to cerebellar Purkinje cells that acquire a precisely timed pause response that drives the overt blink response. The timing of this conditional Purkinje cell response is determined by the CS-US interval and is independent of temporal patterns in the input signal...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531788/association-of-dietary-factors-with-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
#9
Namita Mahalle, M K Garg, S S Naik, M V Kulkarni
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease has taken epidemic proportions during past decades. Cardiovascular risk factors contribute to progression of coronary lesions, worsening the patient's prognosis. This study was planned to analyze the association of dietary factors with severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in Indian patients. METHODS: Three hundred patients with known coronary disease above the age of 25 years were included in this study. Blood samples were collected for biochemical markers...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531280/effects-of-calorie-restriction-and-fiber-type-on-glucose-uptake-and-abundance-of-electron-transport-chain-and-oxidative-phosphorylation-proteins-in-single-fibers-from-old-rats
#10
Haiyan Wang, Edward B Arias, Carmen S Yu, Anthony R P Verkerke, Gregory D Cartee
Calorie restriction (CR; reducing calorie intake by ~40% below ad libitum) can increase glucose uptake by insulin-stimulated muscle. Because skeletal muscle is comprised of multiple, heterogeneous fiber types, our primary aim was to determine in 23-26 months-old rats the effects of CR (initiated at 14 weeks-old) and fiber type on insulin-stimulated glucose uptake by single fibers of diverse fiber types. Isolated epitrochlearis muscles from AL and CR rats were incubated with [3H]-2-deoxyglucose ±insulin. Glucose uptake and fiber type were determined for single fibers dissected from the muscles...
May 22, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530277/advanced-microscopy-and-spectroscopy-reveal-the-adsorption-and-clustering-of-cu-ii-onto-tempo-oxidized-cellulose-nanofibers
#11
Chuantao Zhu, Alexander Soldatov, Aji P Mathew
TEMPO (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxylradical)-mediated oxidation nanofibers (TOCNF), as a biocompatible and bioactive material, have opened up a new application of nanocellulose for the removal of water contaminants. This development demands extremely sensitive and accurate methods to understand the surface interactions between water pollutants and TOCNF. In this report, we investigated the adsorption of metal ions on TOCNF surfaces using experimental techniques atthe nano and molecular scales with Cu(ii) as the target pollutant in both aqueous and dry forms...
May 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529470/microdissection-of-the-ah01-chromosome-in-upland-cotton-and-microcloning-of-resistance-gene-anologs-from-the-single-chromosome
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Xinchuan Cao, Yuling Liu, Zhen Liu, Fang Liu, Yalei Wu, Zhongli Zhou, Xiaoyan Cai, Xingxing Wang, Zhenmei Zhang, Yuhong Wang, Zhimin Luo, Renhai Peng, Kunbo Wang
BACKGROUND: Chromosome microdissection is one of the most important techniques in molecular cytogenetic research. Cotton (Gossypium Linnaeus, 1753) is the main natural fiber crop in the world. The resistance gene analog (RGA) cloning after its single chromosome microdissection can greatly promote cotton genome research and breeding. RESULTS: Using the linker adaptor PCR (LA-PCR) with the primers of rice disease-resistance homologues, three nucleotide sequences PS016 (KU051681), PS054 (KU051682), and PS157 (KU051680) were obtained from the chromosome Ah01 of upland cotton (cv...
2017: Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527844/evaluation-of-various-pretreatments-to-fiber-post-on-the-push-out-bond-strength-of-root-canal-dentin
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Ömer Kırmalı, Özlem Üstün, Alper Kapdan, Alper Kuştarcı
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the effect of different pretreatments (fiber post) with the laser-activated irrigation (LAI) technique (for removal of the smear layer) on root canal dentin in terms of push-out bond strength (PBS) in a fiber post. METHODS: Fifty freshly extracted mandibular single-rooted premolars were prepared, and LAI was applied to all roots (17% EDTA was 5 mL for 120 seconds with an erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser [0...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526979/the-probabilities-of-one-and-multi-track-events-for-modeling-radiation-induced-cell-kill
#14
Uwe Schneider, Fabiano Vasi, Jürgen Besserer
In view of the clinical importance of hypofractionated radiotherapy, track models which are based on multi-hit events are currently reinvestigated. These models are often criticized, because it is believed that the probability of multi-track hits is negligible. In this work, the probabilities for one- and multi-track events are determined for different biological targets. The obtained probabilities can be used with nano-dosimetric cluster size distributions to obtain the parameters of track models. We quantitatively determined the probabilities for one- and multi-track events for 100, 500 and 1000 keV electrons, respectively...
May 19, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521539/jackets-off-the-impact-of-laser-fiber-stripping-on-power-output-and-stone-degradation
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Cayde Ritchie, Patrick Yang, Brandon Peplinski, Mohamed Keheila, Salim Cheriyan, Samuel R Abourbih, Wayne Kelln, D Duane Baldwin
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of laser fiber stripping on stone fragmentation and laser fiber power output. MATERIALS & METHODS: In a benchtop simulation of laser lithotripsy, 20 BegoStone phantoms were positioned within a ureteral model and irradiated for 10 minutes at 8 Hz and 0.8 J. A freshly cleaved 365 μm laser fiber was used for all trials, with half of the fibers also undergoing stripping. Power output was measured at one-minute intervals, beginning with an initial pre-lithotripsy recording at zero minutes...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521043/nutritional-evaluation-of-conventional-and-increased-protein-reduced-fiber-canola-meal-fed-to-broiler-chickens
#16
M Gorski, C Foran, P Utterback, C M Parsons
Experiments were conducted to evaluate conventional canola meal (Conv CM) and a new increased-protein reduced-fiber CM (Test CM). The Test CM contained higher levels of all digestible amino acids than the Conv CM as determined in 2 precision-fed rooster assays wherein Single Comb White Leghorn roosters were fasted for 24 h and then tube-fed 30 g of Conv CM or Test CM. Excreta were then quantitatively collected for 48 hours. All diets in 2 broiler experiments then were formulated to be equal in AMEn and digestible amino acids based on values from precision-fed rooster assays...
May 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516672/two-photon-imaging-of-fiber-coupled-neurons
#17
M S Pochechuev, I V Fedotov, O I Ivashkina, M A Roshchina, K V Anokhin, A M Zheltikov
Optical coupling between a single, individually addressable neuron and a properly designed optical fiber is demonstrated. Two-photon imaging is shown to enable a quantitative in situ analysis of such fiber-single-neuron coupling in the live brain of transgenic mice. Fiber-optic interrogation of single pyramidal neurons in mouse brain cortex is performed with the positioning of the fiber probe relative to the neuron accurately mapped by means of two-photon imaging. These results pave the way for fiber-optic interfaces to single neurons for a stimulation and interrogation of individually addressable brain cells in chronic in vivo studies on freely behaving transgenic animal models, as well as the integration of fiber-optic single-neuron stimulation into the optical imaging framework...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516050/towards-mri-temperature-mapping-in-real-time-the-proton-resonance-frequency-method-with-undersampled-radial-mri-and-nonlinear-inverse-reconstruction
#18
Zhongshuai Zhang, Thomas Michaelis, Jens Frahm
BACKGROUND: Optimal control of minimally invasive interventions by hyperthermia requires dynamic temperature mapping at high temporal resolution. METHODS: Based on the temperature-dependent shift of the proton resonance frequency (PRF), this work developed a method for real-time MRI thermometry which relies on highly undersampled radial FLASH MRI sequences with iterative image reconstruction by regularized nonlinear inversion (NLINV). As a first step, the method was validated with use of a temperature phantom and ex vivo organs (swine kidney) subjected to heating by warm water or a pulsed laser source...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515269/effect-of-omega-3-supplementation-on-neuropathy-in-type-1-diabetes-a-12-month-pilot-trial
#19
Evan J H Lewis, Bruce A Perkins, Leif E Lovblom, Richard P Bazinet, Thomas M S Wolever, Vera Bril
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that 12 months of seal oil omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA) supplementation will stop the known progression of diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). METHODS: Individuals with T1DM and evidence of DSP as determined by a Toronto Clinical Neuropathy Score ≥1 were recruited to participate in a single-arm, open-label trial of seal oil ω-3 PUFA supplementation (10 mL·d(-1); 750 mg eicosapentaenoic acid, 560 mg docosapentaenoic acid, and 1,020 mg docosahexaenoic acid) for 1 year...
May 17, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513855/technical-note-system-for-evaluating-local-hypothermia-as-a-radioprotector-of-the-rectum-in-a-small-animal-model
#20
Brian A Hrycushko, Chenchen Bing, Cecil Futch, Michelle Wodzak, Strahinja Stojadinovic, Paul M Medin, Rajiv Chopra
PURPOSE: The protective effects of induced or even accidental hypothermia on the human body are widespread with several medical uses currently under active research. In vitro experiments using human cell lines have shown hypothermia provides a radioprotective effect that becomes more pronounced at large, single-fraction doses common to stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatments. This work describes the development of a system to evaluate local hypothermia for a radioprotive effect of the rat rectum during a large dose of radiation relevant to prostate SBRT...
May 17, 2017: Medical Physics
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