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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933565/kshv-strategies-for-host-dsdna-sensing-machinery
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REVIEW
Hang Gao, Yanyan Song, Chengrong Liu, Qiming Liang
The innate immune system utilizes pattern recognition receptors cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) to sense cytosolic double-stranded (ds) DNA and initiate type 1 interferon signaling and autophagy pathway, which collaborate to limit pathogen infections as well as alarm the adaptive immune response. The genomes of herpesviruses are large dsDNA, which represent a major class of pathogen signatures recognized by cellular DNA sensor cGAS. However, to successfully establish the persistent infection, herpesviruses have evolved their viral genes to modulate different aspects of host immune signaling...
December 5, 2016: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933514/changes-in-cardiac-repolarisation-during-spontaneous-nocturnal-hypoglycaemia-in-subjects-with-type-1-diabetes-a-preliminary-report
#2
Minna L Koivikko, Tuomas Kenttä, Pasi I Salmela, Heikki V Huikuri, Juha S Perkiömäki
AIMS: Experimental studies have revealed that hypoglycaemia can result in morphological changes in electrocardiographic repolarisation in subjects with type 1 diabetes. However, the influence of spontaneous nocturnal hypoglycaemia on repolarisation morphology in a 'real life' situation is not clear. METHODS: Adults with type 1 diabetes (n = 11) underwent continuous glucose monitoring with a subcutaneous sensor and digital 12-lead ECG recording for three nights...
December 8, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933243/model-based-extended-quaternion-kalman-filter-to-inertial-orientation-tracking-of-arbitrary-kinematic-chains
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Agnieszka Szczęsna, Przemysław Pruszowski
Inertial orientation tracking is still an area of active research, especially in the context of out-door, real-time, human motion capture. Existing systems either propose loosely coupled tracking approaches where each segment is considered independently, taking the resulting drawbacks into account, or tightly coupled solutions that are limited to a fixed chain with few segments. Such solutions have no flexibility to change the skeleton structure, are dedicated to a specific set of joints, and have high computational complexity...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933117/understanding-the-peculiarities-of-the-piezoelectric-effect-in-macro-porous-batio3
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James I Roscow, Vitaly Yu Topolov, Christopher R Bowen, John Taylor, Anatoly E Panich
This work demonstrates the potential of porous BaTiO3 for piezoelectric sensor and energy-harvesting applications by manufacture of materials, detailed characterisation and application of new models. Ferroelectric macro-porous BaTiO3 ceramics for piezoelectric applications are manufactured for a range of relative densities, α = 0.30-0.95, using the burned out polymer spheres method. The piezoelectric activity and relevant parameters for specific applications are interpreted by developing two models: a model of a 3-0 composite and a 'composite in composite' model...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933102/a-polysaccharide-utilization-locus-from-flavobacterium-johnsoniae-enables-conversion-of-recalcitrant-chitin
#5
Johan Larsbrink, Yongtao Zhu, Sampada S Kharade, Kurt J Kwiatkowski, Vincent G H Eijsink, Nicole M Koropatkin, Mark J McBride, Phillip B Pope
BACKGROUND: Chitin is the second most abundant polysaccharide on earth and as such a great target for bioconversion applications. The phylum Bacteroidetes is one of nature's most ubiquitous bacterial lineages and is essential in the global carbon cycle with many members being highly efficient degraders of complex carbohydrates. However, despite their specialist reputation in carbohydrate conversion, mechanisms for degrading recalcitrant crystalline polysaccharides such as chitin and cellulose are hitherto unknown...
2016: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932873/coherence-between-self-reported-and-objectively-measured-physical-activity-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease-a-systematic-review
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Mimi Thyregod, Uffe Bodtger
The beneficial effects of physical activity (PA) in patients with COPD, as well as the methods of their assessment, are well known and described. As objective measures of PA, such as the use of motion sensors, video recordings, exercise capacity testing, and indirect calorimetry, are not easily obtained in the daily clinical life, the reliability of the more accessible self-reported measurements of PA is important. In this review, we systematically identified original studies involving COPD patients and at least one parameter of self-reported and objective exercise testing, and analyzed every article for coherence between the objectively and self-reported measured PA...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932855/the-i-o-transform-of-a-chemical-sensor
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Nalin Katta, Douglas C Meier, Kurt D Benkstein, Steve Semancik, Baranidharan Raman
A number of sensing technologies, using a variety of transduction principles, have been proposed for non-invasive chemical sensing. A fundamental problem common to all these sensing technologies is determining what features of the transducer's signal constitute a chemical fingerprint that allows for precise analyte recognition. Of particular importance is the need to extract features that are robust with respect to the sensor's age or stimulus intensity. Here, using pulsed stimulus delivery, we show that a sensor's operation can be modeled as a linear input-output (I/O) transform...
September 2016: Sensors and Actuators. B, Chemical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932587/a-divalent-cation-dependent-variant-of-the-glms-ribozyme-with-stringent-ca2-selectivity-co-opts-a-pre-existing-non-specific-metal-ion-binding-site
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Matthew W L Lau, Robert J Trachman, Adrian R Ferré-D'Amaré
Ribozymes employ divalent cations for structural stabilization, as catalytic cofactors, or both. Because of the prominent role of Ca2+ in intracellular signaling, engineered ribozymes with stringent Ca2+ selectivity would be important in biotechnology. The wild-type glmS ribozyme (glmSWT) requires glucosamine-6-phosphate (GlcN6P) as a catalytic cofactor. Previously, a glmS ribozyme variant with three adenosine mutations (glmSAAA) was identified, which dispenses with GlcN6P and instead uses, with little selectivity, divalent cations as cofactors for site-specific RNA cleavage...
December 8, 2016: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932241/nonspecific-effects-of-gap-paradigm-on-swallowing
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Masaki Yoneda, Kazuya Saitoh
OBJECTIVE: Analogous to the gap paradigm in experiments for saccadic eye movements with very short reaction times, we hypothesized that the initiation of oropharyngeal swallowing movements guided by visual cues are encouraged under experimental conditions using a similar gap paradigm. METHODS: A red visual cue indicating to hold a bolus in the mouth and a blue one indicating to swallow the bolus were sequentially provided on a computer display to 11 healthy participants...
December 5, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932084/a-novel-method-for-the-rapid-detection-of-microbes-in-blood-using-pleurocidin-antimicrobial-peptide-functionalized-piezoelectric-sensor
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Xiaohong Shi, Xiaoqing Zhang, Qiongqiong Yao, Fengjiao He
The rapid detection of microbes is critical in clinical diagnosis and food safety. Culture-dependent assays are the most widely used microbial detection methods, but these assays are time-consuming. In this study, a rapid microbial detection method was proposed using a pleurocidin/single-walled carbon nanotubes/interdigital electrode-multichannel series piezoelectric quartz crystal (pleurocidin/SWCNT/IDE-MSPQC) sensor. The selected pleurocidin antimicrobial peptide served as a recognition probe that exhibits broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity and the SWCNT acted as the electronic transducer and cross-linker for the immobilization of pleurocidin on the IDE...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931372/modeling-instrumentation-automation-and-optimization-of-water-resource-recovery-facilities
#11
Michael W Sweeney, John C Kabouris
A review of the literature published in 2015 on topics relating to water resource recovery facilities (WRRF) in the areas of modeling, automation, measurement and sensors and optimization of wastewater treatment (or water resource reclamation) is presented.
October 2016: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931004/increasing-trend-of-wearables-and-multimodal-interface-for-human-activity-monitoring-a-review
#12
REVIEW
Preeti Kumari, Lini Mathew, Poonal Syal
Activity recognition technology is one of the most important technologies for life-logging and for the care of elderly persons. Elderly people prefer to live in their own houses, within their own locality. If, they are capable to do so, several benefits can follow in terms of society and economy. However, living alone may have high risks. Wearable sensors have been developed to overcome these risks and these sensors are supposed to be ready for medical uses. It can help in monitoring the wellness of elderly persons living alone by unobtrusively monitoring their daily activities...
December 2, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931003/multivalent-calix-4-arene-based-fluorescent-sensor-for-detecting-silver-ions-in-aqueous-media-and-physiological-environment
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Behzad Lotfi, Aliakbar Tarlani, Peyman Akbari-Moghaddam, Maryam Mirza-Aghayan, Ali Ahmadi Peyghan, Jacques Muzart, Reza Zadmard
A new derivative of dipodal 1,3-calix[4]arene-based chemosensor (R), which was containing several binding sites have been synthesized and characterized by NMR, IR and LC-MS spectroscopic methods. The selectivity of Rhas been investigated in aqueous methanol, resulting in fluorescence shift and selective recognition of Ag(+) among 20 various alkali, alkaline earth and transition metal ions. Microstructural features of R and its complex with Ag(+)have been investigated by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). AFM images can clearly differentiate R from its complex of Ag(+)...
December 1, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930775/dual-channel-fiber-surface-plasmon-resonance-biological-sensor-based-on-a-hybrid-interrogation-of-intensity-and-wavelength-modulation
#14
Lixia Li, Xinpu Zhang, Yuzhang Liang, Jianye Guang, Wei Peng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930736/analysis-of-a-smartphone-based-architecture-with-multiple-mobility-sensors-for-fall-detection
#15
Eduardo Casilari, Jose Antonio Santoyo-Ramón, Jose Manuel Cano-García
During the last years, many research efforts have been devoted to the definition of Fall Detection Systems (FDSs) that benefit from the inherent computing, communication and sensing capabilities of smartphones. However, employing a smartphone as the unique sensor in a FDS application entails several disadvantages as long as an accurate characterization of the patient's mobility may force to transport this personal device on an unnatural position. This paper presents a smartphone-based architecture for the automatic detection of falls...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930439/loss-of-pulse-pressure-amplification-between-the-ascending-and-descending-aorta-in-patients-after-an-aortic-arch-repair
#16
Tomoaki Murakami, Masahiro Shiraishi, Tomohiro Nawa, Atsuhito Takeda
INTRODUCTION: One of the most important problems in patients with an aortic coarctation after an aortic arch repair is future cardiovascular disease. We previously reported the enhancement of the aortic pressure wave reflection in patients and hypothesized that the enhancement was caused by a new pressure wave reflection generated from the repaired site. To prove the hypothesis, we analyzed the pressure waveform in the ascending and descending aorta and examined their pulse pressure (PP) amplification...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930344/specific-detection-of-biomolecules-in-physiological-solutions-using-graphene-transistor-biosensors
#17
Ning Gao, Teng Gao, Xiao Yang, Xiaochuan Dai, Wei Zhou, Anqi Zhang, Charles M Lieber
Nanomaterial-based field-effect transistor (FET) sensors are capable of label-free real-time chemical and biological detection with high sensitivity and spatial resolution, although direct measurements in high-ionic-strength physiological solutions remain challenging due to the Debye screening effect. Recently, we demonstrated a general strategy to overcome this challenge by incorporating a biomolecule-permeable polymer layer on the surface of silicon nanowire FET sensors. The permeable polymer layer can increase the effective screening length immediately adjacent to the device surface and thereby enable real-time detection of biomolecules in high-ionic-strength solutions...
December 5, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929516/the-feasibility-of-using-microsoft-kinect-v2-sensors-during-radiotherapy-delivery
#18
David M Edmunds, Sophie E Bashforth, Fatemeh Tahavori, Kevin Wells, Ellen M Donovan
Consumer-grade distance sensors, such as the Microsoft Kinect devices (v1 and v2), have been investigated for use as marker-free motion monitoring systems for radiotherapy. The radiotherapy delivery environment is challenging for such sen-sors because of the proximity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) from the pulse forming network which fires the magnetron and electron gun of a linear accelerator (linac) during radiation delivery, as well as the requirement to operate them from the control area. This work investigated whether using Kinect v2 sensors as motion monitors was feasible during radiation delivery...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929450/disposable-paper-based-inkjet-printed-humidity-and-h%C3%A2-s-gas-sensor-for-passive-sensing-applications
#19
Abdul Quddious, Shuai Yang, Munawar M Khan, Farooq A Tahir, Atif Shamim, Khaled N Salama, Hammad M Cheema
An inkjet-printed, fully passive sensor capable of either humidity or gas sensing is presented herein. The sensor is composed of an interdigitated electrode, a customized printable gas sensitive ink and a specialized dipole antenna for wireless sensing. The interdigitated electrode printed on a paper substrate provides the base conductivity that varies during the sensing process. Aided by the porous nature of the substrate, a change in relative humidity from 18% to 88% decreases the electrode resistance from a few Mega-ohms to the kilo-ohm range...
December 6, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929412/fault-detection-using-the-clustering-knn-rule-for-gas-sensor-arrays
#20
Jingli Yang, Zhen Sun, Yinsheng Chen
The k-nearest neighbour (kNN) rule, which naturally handles the possible non-linearity of data, is introduced to solve the fault detection problem of gas sensor arrays. In traditional fault detection methods based on the kNN rule, the detection process of each new test sample involves all samples in the entire training sample set. Therefore, these methods can be computation intensive in monitoring processes with a large volume of variables and training samples and may be impossible for real-time monitoring...
December 6, 2016: Sensors
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