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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806317/quantitative-evaluation-of-diffusion-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-differentiation-between-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-and-glioblastoma
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Shanshan Lu, Siqi Wang, Qianqian Gao, Minlin Zhou, Yang Li, Peng Cao, Xunning Hong, Haibin Shi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the utility of diffusion and permeability parameters derived from diffusion-weighted imaging and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) for differentiating primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and to assess the correlation among these parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two patients with GBM and 18 patients with PCNSL underwent conventional 3.0-T MRI, diffusion-weighted imaging, and DCE-MRI before surgery...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801962/the-charge-transfer-approach-to-heavier-main-group-element-radicals-in-transition-metal-complexes
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Gengwen Tan, Jing Li, Li Zhang, Chao Chen, Yue Zhao, Xinping Wang, You Song, Yi-Quan Zhang, Matthias Driess
The phosphorus radical coordinated CoII and FeII complexes 1Co and 1Fe were facilely obtained through the charge transfer approach from the MI precursors LMI(tol) (M = Co, Fe; L = CH(MeC=NDipp)2, Dipp = 2,6-iPr2C6H3) to the diazofluorenylidene-substituted phosphaalkene 1. Structural, magnetic and computational studies on 1Co and 1Fe indicate a weak antiferromagnetic interaction between the high-spin MII ion and the phosphorus radical, resulting in a triplet and quartet ground state, respectively. Complexes 1Co and 1Fe represent the first examples of phosphorus radical coordinated transition metal complexes synthesized via charge transfer, providing a new approach to access radicals of heavier main-group elements...
August 11, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799280/amide-proton-transfer-weighted-imaging-to-differentiate-malignant-from-benign-pulmonary-lesions-comparison-with-diffusion-weighted-imaging-and-fdg-pet-ct
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Yoshiharu Ohno, Yuji Kishida, Shinichiro Seki, Masao Yui, Mitsue Miyazaki, Hisanobu Koyama, Takeshi Yoshikawa
PURPOSE: To compare the capability of amide proton transfer-weighted (APTw) imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), and FDG-PET/CT for the differentiation of malignant from benign pulmonary nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 82 consecutive patients with pulmonary nodules underwent APTw imaging and DWI with a 3T system, and FDG-PET/CT. All nodules were divided as either malignant (n = 49) or benign (n = 39) groups based on pathological and follow-up examinations...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799205/effects-of-fluorophore-attachment-on-protein-conformation-and-dynamics-studied-by-spfret-and-nmr
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Carolina Sanchez, Lena Voith-von-Voithenberg, Lisa Warner, Don C Lamb, Michael Sattler
Fluorescence-based techniques are widely used to study biomolecular conformations, intra- and intermolecular interactions, and conformational dynamics of macromolecules. Especially for fluorescent-based single-molecule experiments, the choice of the fluorophore and labeling position are highly important. Here, we have studied the biophysical and structural effects that are associated with the conjugation of fluorophores to cysteines in the splicing factor U2AF65 by using single pair Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
August 10, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797981/rhabdoid-meningioma-arising-concurrent-in-pulmonary-and-intracranial-with-a-rare-malignant-clinical-progression-case-report-and-literature-review
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Peng Zhao, Ning Li, Jinfeng Cao, Xiangtao Lin, Changhu Liang
BACKGROUND: Rhabdoid meningioma (RM) is an unusual variant of meningioma, classified as WHO grade III. Although its recurrence is common, extracranial metastasis is rare and usually misdiagnosed. The transfer mechanism and pathway are ambiguous; once it develops, there is a poor prognosis and no effective management. The present case is the first report on concurrent intracranial and pulmonary RM with rapid and widespread metastasis. We hope this report can be a helpful reference for clinicians and radiologists...
August 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795576/proximity-band-structure-and-spin-textures-on-both-sides-of-topological-insulator-ferromagnetic-metal-interface-and-their-charge-transport-probes
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Juan Manuel Marmolejo-Tejada, Kapildeb Dolui, Predrag Lazic, Po-Hao Chang, Soren Smidstrup, Daniele Stradi, Kurt Stokbro, Branislav K Nikolic
The control of recently observed spintronic effects in topological-insulator/ferromagnetic-metal (TI/FM) heterostructures is thwarted by the lack of understanding of band structure and spin textures around their interfaces. Here we combine density functional theory with Green's function techniques to obtain the spectral function at any plane passing through atoms of Bi2Se3 and Co or Cu layers comprising the interface. Instead of naively assumed Dirac cone gapped by the proximity exchange field spectral function, we find that the Rashba ferromagnetic model describes the spectral function on the surface of Bi2Se3 in contact with Co near the Fermi level EF(0), where circular and snowflake-like constant energy contours coexist around which spin locks to momentum...
August 10, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794430/metallic-ferromagnetic-films-with-magnetic-damping-under-1-4%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-10-3
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Aidan J Lee, Jack T Brangham, Yang Cheng, Shane P White, William T Ruane, Bryan D Esser, David W McComb, P Chris Hammel, Fengyuan Yang
Low-damping magnetic materials have been widely used in microwave and spintronic applications because of their low energy loss and high sensitivity. While the Gilbert damping constant can reach 10(-4) to 10(-5) in some insulating ferromagnets, metallic ferromagnets generally have larger damping due to magnon scattering by conduction electrons. Meanwhile, low-damping metallic ferromagnets are desired for charge-based spintronic devices. Here, we report the growth of Co25Fe75 epitaxial films with excellent crystalline quality evident by the clear Laue oscillations and exceptionally narrow rocking curve in the X-ray diffraction scans as well as from scanning transmission electron microscopy...
August 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794426/manipulating-magnetoelectric-properties-by-interfacial-coupling-in-la0-3sr0-7mno3-ba0-7sr0-3tio3-superlattices
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Haizhong Guo, Qingqing Li, Zhengzhong Yang, Kui-Juan Jin, Chen Ge, Lin Gu, Xu He, Xiaolong Li, Ruiqiang Zhao, Qian Wan, Jiesu Wang, Meng He, Can Wang, Huibin Lu, Yuping Yang, Guozhen Yang
Artificial superlattices constructed with ferromagnetic La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 layer and ferroelectric Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3 layer were designed and fabricated on SrTiO3 substrates. An epitaxial growth with sharp interfaces between La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 and Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3 layers was confirmed by scanning transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. An unambiguous charge transfer involving an electron transferring from the La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 layers to Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3 layers (Mn(3+)→Mn(4+); Ti(4+)→Ti(3+)) across the interface were resolved by electron energy loss spectra analysis...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792646/clinical-applications-of-chemical-exchange-saturation-transfer-cest-mri
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Kyle M Jones, Alyssa C Pollard, Mark D Pagel
Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been developed and employed in multiple clinical imaging research centers worldwide. Selective radiofrequency (RF) saturation pulses with standard 2D and 3D MRI acquisition schemes are now routinely performed, and CEST MRI can produce semiquantitative results using magnetization transfer ratio asymmetry (MTRasym ) analysis while accounting for B0 inhomogeneity. Faster clinical CEST MRI acquisition methods and more quantitative acquisition and analysis routines are under development...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790331/3d-printed-personalized-titanium-plates-improve-clinical-outcome-in-microwave-ablation-of-bone-tumors-around-the-knee
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Limin Ma, Ye Zhou, Ye Zhu, Zefeng Lin, Lingling Chen, Yu Zhang, Hong Xia, Chuanbin Mao
Microwave ablation has been widely accepted in treating bone tumor. However, its procedure is time-consuming and usually results in postoperative fractures. To solve this problem, we designed and fabricated titanium plates customized to the patients' bone structures. The personalized titanium plates were then used for fixation after the removal of tumorous tissue. Specifically, 3D models of tumor-bearing bone segments were constructed by using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The 3D models were used to design the personalized titanium plates...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790147/hepatocyte-specific-deletion-of-egfr-in-mice-reduces-hepatic-abcg2-transport-activity-measured-with-11-c-erlotinib-and-positron-emission-tomography
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Alexander Traxl, Karin Komposch, Elisabeth Glitzner, Thomas Wanek, Severin Mairinger, Oliver Langer, Maria Sibilia
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) regulates cellular expression levels of breast cancer resistance protein (humans: ABCG2, rodents: Abcg2) via its downstream signaling pathways. Drugs that inhibit EGFR signaling (e.g. tyrosine kinase inhibitors, antibodies) may lead to ABCG2-mediated drug-drug interactions (DDIs) by changing disposition of concomitantly administered ABCG2 substrate drugs. In this study we used positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to compare disposition of the model Abcg2 substrate [(11)C]erlotinib in a mouse model of hepatocyte-specific deletion of EGFR (EGFR(Δhep) mice, n = 5) with EGFR(fl/fl) control mice (n = 6), which have normal EGFR expression levels in all tissues...
August 8, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790104/first-in-man-analysis-of-the-relationship-between-electrical-rotors-from-noninvasive-panoramic-mapping-and-atrial-fibrosis-from-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Christian Sohns, Christine Lemes, Andreas Metzner, Thomas Fink, Mikhail Chmelevsky, Tilman Maurer, Margarita Budanova, Vladislav Solntsev, Walther H W Schulze, Wieland Staab, Shibu Mathew, Christian Heeger, Bruno Reißmann, Eugene Kholmovski, Dietmar Kivelitz, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging can be used to evaluate characteristics of atrial fibrosis. The novel noninvasive epicardial and endocardial electrophysiology system (NEEES) allows for the identification of sources with rotor activity. This study describes a new technique to examine the relationship between rotors and LGE signal intensity in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (PERS) scheduled for ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ten consecutive patients underwent pulmonary vein isolation for persistent atrial fibrillation...
August 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783443/a-new-style-for-synthesis-of-thermo-responsive-fe3o4-poly-methylmethacrylate-b-n-isopropylacrylamide-b-acrylic-acid-magnetic-composite-nanosphere-and-theranostic-applications
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Aliyeh Ghamkhari, Bakhshali Massoumi, Roya Salehi
In this work,a novelthermo-responsive Fe3O4/poly(methylmethacrylate-b-N-isopropylacrylamide-b-acrylic acid) magnetic composite nanospherewas synthesized for anticancer drug delivery applications. For this propose, the poly(methylmethacrylate-b-N-isopropylacrylamide-b-acrylicacid) [poly(MMA-b-NIPAAm-b-AAc)] was synthesizedviareversible addition-fragmentation transfer (RAFT)method.The physic-chemical characterization of the Fe3O4/poly(MMA-b-NIPAAm-b-AAc) magnetic composite nanosphere was investigated by FTIR, HNMRspectroscopies and GPC,FESEM, XRD, VSM andDLS...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783328/single-crystal-time-of-flight-neutron-diffraction-and-magic-angle-spinning-nmr-spectroscopy-resolve-the-structure-and-1-h-and-7-li-dynamics-of-the-uranyl-peroxide-nanocluster-u60
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Travis A Olds, Mateusz Dembowski, Xiaoping Wang, Christina Hoffman, Todd M Alam, Sarah Hickam, Kristi L Pellegrini, Junhong He, Peter C Burns
Single-crystal time-of-flight neutron diffraction has provided atomic resolution of H atoms of H2O molecules and hydroxyl groups, as well as Li cations in the uranyl peroxide nanocluster U60. Solid-state magic-angle-spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR) spectroscopy was used to confirm the dynamics of these constituents, revealing the transportation of Li atoms and H2O through cluster walls. H atoms of hydroxyl units that are located on the cluster surface are involved in the transfer of H2O and Li cations from inside to outside and vice versa...
August 7, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782941/integrating-aln-with-gdn-thin-films-in-an-in-situ-cvd-process-influence-on-the-oxidation-and-crystallinity-of-gdn
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Stefan Cwik, Sebastian M J Beer, Stefanie Hoffmann, Michael Krasnopolski, Detlef Rogalla, Hans-Werner Becker, Daniel Peeters, Andreas Ney, Anjana Devi
The application potential of rare earth nitride (REN) materials has been limited due to their high sensitivity to air and moisture leading to facile oxidation upon exposure to ambient conditions. For the growth of device quality films, physical vapor deposition methods, such as molecular beam epitaxy, have been established in the past. In this regard, aluminum nitride (AlN) has been employed as a capping layer to protect the functional gadolinium nitride (GdN) from interaction with the atmosphere. In addition, an AlN buffer was employed between a silicon substrate and GdN serving as a seeding layer for epitaxial growth...
August 7, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782356/from-growth-surface-to-device-interface-preserving-metallic-fe-under-monolayer-hexagonal-boron-nitride
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Sabina Caneva, Marie-Blandine Martin, Lorenzo D'Arsie', Adrianus Indrat Aria, Hikmet Sezen, Matteo Amati, Luca Gregoratti, Hisashi Sugime, Santiago Esconjauregui, John Robertson, Stephan Hofmann, Robert S Weatherup
We investigate the interfacial chemistry between Fe catalyst foils and monolayer hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) following chemical vapour deposition and during subsequent atmospheric exposure, using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, and scanning photoelectron microscopy. We show that regions of the Fe surface covered by h-BN remain in a reduced state during exposure to moist air for ~40 hours at room temperature. This protection is attributed to the strong interfacial interaction between h-BN and Fe, which prevents the rapid intercalation of oxidizing species...
August 7, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780188/ultrashort-echo-time-t2-%C3%A2-values-decrease-in-tendons-with-application-of-static-tensile-loads
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Saeed Jerban, Amin Nazaran, Xin Cheng, Michael Carl, Nikolaus Szeverenyi, Jiang Du, Eric Y Chang
In early stages of tendon disease, mechanical properties may become altered prior to changes in morphological anatomy. Ultrashort echo time (UTE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to directly detect signal from tissues with very short T2 values, including unique viscoelastic tissues such as tendons. The purpose of this study was to use UTE sequences to measure T2(∗), T1 and magnetization transfer ratio (MTR) variations of tendon samples under static tensile loads. Six human peroneal tendons were imaged before and under static loading using UTE sequences on a clinical 3T MRI scanner...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776774/identification-of-some-bioactive-metabolites-in-a-fractionated-methanol-extract-from-ipomoea-aquatica-aerial-parts-through-tlc-hplc-uplc-esi-qtof-ms-and-lc-spe-nmr-fingerprints-analyses
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Mahmoud Hefny Gad, Emmy Tuenter, Nagwa El-Sawi, Sabry Younes, El-Mewafy El-Ghadban, Kristiaan Demeyer, Luc Pieters, Yvan Vander Heyden, Debby Mangelings
INTRODUCTION: The plant species Ipomoea aquatica contains various bioactive constituents, e.g. phenols and flavonoids, which have several medical uses. All previous studies were executed in Asia; however, no reports are available from Africa, and the secondary metabolites of this plant species from Africa are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: The present study aims finding suitable conditions to identify the bioactive compounds from different fractions. METHODOLOGY: Chromatographic fingerprint profiles of different fractions were developed using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and then these conditions were transferred to thin-layer chromatography (TLC)...
August 4, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776754/quantitative-two-dimensional-ultrashort-echo-time-magnetization-transfer-2d-ute-mt-imaging-of-cortical-bone
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Ya-Jun Ma, Anthony Tadros, Jiang Du, Eric Y Chang
PURPOSE: To investigate quantitative 2D ultrashort echo time magnetization transfer (UTE-MT) imaging in ex vivo bovine cortical bone and in vivo human tibial cortical bone. METHODS: Data were acquired from five fresh bovine cortical bone samples and five healthy volunteer tibial cortical bones using a 2D UTE-MT sequence on a clinical 3T scanner. The 2D UTE-MT sequence used four or five MT powers with five frequency offsets. Results were analyzed with a two-pool quantitative MT model, providing measurements of macromolecular fraction (f), macromolecular proton transverse relaxation times (T2m ), proton exchange rates from water/macromolecular to the macromolecular/water pool (RM0m /RM0w ), and spin-lattice relaxation rate of water pool (R1w )...
August 3, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776131/pure-distraction-injury-of-t1-2-with-quad-fever
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Jun-Yeong Seo, Chae-Moon Lim, Young-Hoon Kim, Kee-Yong Ha
INTRODUCTION: We report a pure distraction injury of the upper thoracic spine and uncontrolled hyperthermia without an infectious cause. Quad fever appears in the first several weeks to months after a cervical or upper thoracic SCI and is characterized by an extreme elevation in body core temperature beyond 40 °C without an infectious cause. Discriminating between infectious and noninfectious causes is important, and a thorough clinical assessment is required. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 52-year-old male visited the emergency room complaining of back pain with complete paralysis [American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) A] of both lower extremities after a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident...
August 3, 2017: European Spine Journal
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