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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333044/effects-of-c-n-ratio-on-nitrous-oxide-production-from-nitrification-in-a-laboratory-scale-biological-aerated-filter-reactor
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Qiang He, Yinying Zhu, Leilei Fan, Hainan Ai, Xiaoliu Huangfu, Mei Chen
Emission of nitrous oxide (N2O) during biological wastewater treatment is of growing concern. This paper reports findings of the effects of carbon/nitrogen (C/N) ratio on N2O production rates in a laboratory-scale biological aerated filter (BAF) reactor, focusing on the biofilm during nitrification. Polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE) and microelectrode technology were utilized to evaluate the mechanisms associated with N2O production during wastewater treatment using BAF...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299516/effects-of-nitrogen-and-water-addition-on-trace-element-stoichiometry-in-five-grassland-species
#2
Jiangping Cai, Jacob Weiner, Ruzhen Wang, Wentao Luo, Yongyong Zhang, Heyong Liu, Zhuwen Xu, Hui Li, Yuge Zhang, Yong Jiang
A 9-year manipulative experiment with nitrogen (N) and water addition, simulating increasing N deposition and changing precipitation regime, was conducted to investigate the bioavailability of trace elements, iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), and zinc (Zn) in soil, and their uptake by plants under the two environmental change factors in a semi-arid grassland of Inner Mongolia. We measured concentrations of trace elements in soil and in foliage of five common herbaceous species including 3 forbs and 2 grasses...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283969/the-key-role-of-biogenic-manganese-oxides-in-enhanced-removal-of-highly-recalcitrant-1-2-4-triazole-from-bio-treated-chemical-industrial-wastewater
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Ruiqin Wu, Haobo Wu, Xinbai Jiang, Jinyou Shen, Muhammad Faheem, Xiuyun Sun, Jiansheng Li, Weiqing Han, Lianjun Wang, Xiaodong Liu
The secondary effluent from biological treatment process in chemical industrial plant often contains refractory organic matter, which deserves to be further treated in order to meet the increasingly stringent environmental regulations. In this study, the key role of biogenic manganese oxides (BioMnOx) in enhanced removal of highly recalcitrant 1,2,4-triazole from bio-treated chemical industrial wastewater was investigated. BioMnOx production by acclimated manganese-oxidizing bacterium (MOB) consortium was confirmed through scanning electronic microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis...
March 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281027/proteasome-inhibitors-against-amelanotic-melanoma
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Justyna Sidor-Kaczmarek, Mirosława Cichorek, Jan Henryk Spodnik, Sławomir Wójcik, Janusz Moryś
The incidence of malignant melanoma, the most aggressive skin cancer, is increasing constantly. Despite new targeted therapies, the prognosis for patients with metastatic disease remains poor. Thus, there is a need for new combinational treatments, and antineoplastic agents potentially valuable in this approach are inhibitors of the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS). In this work, we analyze the cytotoxicity mechanisms of proteasome inhibitors (MG-132, epoxomicin, and lactacystin) in a specific form of melanoma which does not synthesize melanin-the amelanotic melanoma (Ab cells)...
March 9, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274784/integral-recycling-of-municipal-solid-waste-incineration-mswi-bottom-ash-fines-0-2mm-and-industrial-powder-wastes-by-cold-bonding-pelletization
#5
P Tang, H J H Brouwers
The cold-bonding pelletizing technique is applied in this study as an integrated method to recycle municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash fines (BAF, 0-2mm) and several other industrial powder wastes. Artificial lightweight aggregates are produced successfully based on the combination of these solid wastes, and the properties of these artificial aggregates are investigated and then compared with others' results reported in literature. Additionally, methods for improving the aggregate properties are suggested, and the corresponding experimental results show that increasing the BAF amount, higher binder content and addition of polypropylene fibres can improve the pellet properties (bulk density, crushing resistance, etc...
March 5, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270570/baf53b-a-neuron-specific-nucleosome-remodeling-factor-is-induced-after-learning-and-facilitates-long-term-memory-consolidation
#6
Miran Yoo, Kwang-Yeon Choi, Jieun Kim, Mujun Kim, Jaehoon Shim, Jun-Hyeok Choi, Hye-Yeon Cho, Jungpyo Oh, Hyung-Su Kim, Bong-Kiun Kaang, Jin-Hee Han
Although epigenetic mechanisms of gene expression regulation have recently been implicated in memory consolidation and persistence, the role of nucleosome-remodeling is largely unexplored. Recent studies show that the functional loss of BAF53b, a post-mitotic neuron-specific subunit of the BAF nucleosome-remodeling complex, results in the deficit of consolidation of hippocampus-dependent memory and cocaine-associated memory in the rodent brain. However, it is unclear whether BAF53b expression is regulated during memory formation and how BAF53b regulates fear memory in the amygdala, a key brain site for fear memory encoding and storage...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268129/responses-of-middle-frequency-modulations-in-vocal-fundamental-frequency-to-different-vocal-intensities-and-auditory-feedback
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Shao-Hsuan Lee, Tuan-Jen Fang, Jen-Fang Yu, Guo-She Lee
OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND: Auditory feedback can make reflexive responses on sustained vocalizations. Among them, the middle-frequency power of F0 (MFP) may provide a sensitive index to access the subtle changes in different auditory feedback conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Phonatory airflow temperature was obtained from 20 healthy adults at two vocal intensity ranges under four auditory feedback conditions: (1) natural auditory feedback (NO); (2) binaural speech noise masking (SN); (3) bone-conducted feedback of self-generated voice (BAF); and (4) SN and BAF simultaneously...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267651/distribution-and-bioaccumulation-of-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-in-water-sediment-and-fishes-in-a-shallow-chinese-freshwater-lake-implications-for-ecological-and-human-health-risks
#8
Dan Liu, Shengmin Wu, Huaizhou Xu, Qin Zhang, Shenghu Zhang, Lili Shi, Cheng Yao, Yanhua Liu, Jie Cheng
The occurrence, distribution and bioaccumulation of six endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) were investigated in water, sediment and biota samples from Luoma Lake, a shallow Chinese freshwater lake. Total concentrations of ∑phenolic EDCs were much higher than ∑estrogens EDCs in both waters and sediments. There were not obvious differences on the concentrations of target compounds [except nonylphenol (NP)] in upstream, lake and downstream locations, these may be suggested that they were mainly affected by non-point discharges in this area...
March 3, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262751/the-swi-snf-chromatin-remodelling-complex-is-required-for-maintenance-of-lineage-specific-enhancers
#9
Burak H Alver, Kimberly H Kim, Ping Lu, Xiaofeng Wang, Haley E Manchester, Weishan Wang, Jeffrey R Haswell, Peter J Park, Charles W M Roberts
Genes encoding subunits of SWI/SNF (BAF) chromatin remodelling complexes are collectively altered in over 20% of human malignancies, but the mechanisms by which these complexes alter chromatin to modulate transcription and cell fate are poorly understood. Utilizing mouse embryonic fibroblast and cancer cell line models, here we show via ChIP-seq and biochemical assays that SWI/SNF complexes are preferentially targeted to distal lineage specific enhancers and interact with p300 to modulate histone H3 lysine 27 acetylation...
March 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259436/environmental-behaviour-of-short-chain-chlorinated-paraffins-in-aquatic-and-terrestrial-ecosystems-of-ny-%C3%A3-lesund-and-london-island-svalbard-in-the-arctic
#10
Huijuan Li, Jianjie Fu, Wenxiao Pan, Pu Wang, Yingming Li, Qinghua Zhang, Yawei Wang, Aiqian Zhang, Yong Liang, Guibin Jiang
The environmental behaviour of short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) was investigated in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the Arctic. The mean concentrations of SCCPs in the aquatic and terrestrial samples were 178.9ng/g dry weight (dw) and 157.2ng/g dw, respectively. Short carbon chain (C10) and less-chlorinated (Cl6) congener groups were predominant in the Arctic samples, accounting for 48.6% and 34.8% of the total SCCPs, respectively. The enrichment of lighter SCCP congener groups (i.e., fewer chlorine atoms with shorter carbon chain lengths) indicated that the fractionation process occurred during long-range transport...
March 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250416/top2-synergizes-with-baf-chromatin-remodeling-for-both-resolution-and-formation-of-facultative-heterochromatin
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Erik L Miller, Diana C Hargreaves, Cigall Kadoch, Chiung-Ying Chang, Joseph P Calarco, Courtney Hodges, Jason D Buenrostro, Kairong Cui, William J Greenleaf, Keji Zhao, Gerald R Crabtree
The resolution and formation of facultative heterochromatin are essential for development, reprogramming, and oncogenesis. The mechanisms underlying these changes are poorly understood owing to the difficulty of studying heterochromatin dynamics and structure in vivo. We devised an in vivo approach to investigate these mechanisms and found that topoisomerase II (TOP2), but not TOP1, synergizes with BAF (mSWI/SNF) ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes genome-wide to resolve facultative heterochromatin to accessible chromatin independent of transcription...
February 27, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226247/biologically-active-filters-an-advanced-water-treatment-process-for-contaminants-of-emerging-concern
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Shuangyi Zhang, Stephen W Gitungo, Lisa Axe, Robert F Raczko, John E Dyksen
With the increasing concern of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in source water, this study examines the hypothesis that existing filters in water treatment plants can be converted to biologically active filters (BAFs) to treat these compounds. Removals through bench-scale BAFs were evaluated as a function of media, granular activated carbon (GAC) and dual media, empty bed contact time (EBCT), and pre-ozonation. For GAC BAFs, greater oxygen consumption, increased pH drop, and greater dissolved organic carbon removal normalized to adenosine triphosphate (ATP) were observed indicating increased microbial activity as compared to anthracite/sand dual media BAFs...
February 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214847/contribution-of-p62-to-phenotype-transition-of-coronary-arterial-myocytes-with-defective-autophagy
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Junxiang Bao, Guangbi Li, Xinxu Yuan, Erich Gulbins, Pin-Lan Li
BACKGROUND: Autophagy disorder contributes to dedifferentiation of arterial smooth muscle cells, but the mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, we sought to investigate the role of scaffolding adaptor p62/SQSTM1 (p62) in phenotype switching of mouse coronary arterial myocytes (CAMs) induced by CD38 gene deficiency or lysosomal dysfunction which blocks autophagic flux in the cells. METHODS: Protein expression was measured by western blot analysis and immunofluorescent staining...
February 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212528/the-crispr-cas9%C3%A2-system-efficiently-reverts-the-tumorigenic-ability-of-bcr-abl-in-vitro-and-in-a-xenograft-model-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Ignacio García-Tuñón, María Hernández-Sánchez, José Luis Ordoñez, Veronica Alonso-Pérez, Miguel Álamo-Quijada, Rocio Benito, Carmen Guerrero, Jesús María Hernández-Rivas, Manuel Sánchez-Martín
CRISPR/Cas9 technology was used to abrogate p210 oncoprotein expression in the Boff-p210 cell line, a pro-B line derived from interlukin-3-dependent Baf/3, that shows IL-3-independence arising from the constitutive expression of BCR-ABL p210. Using this approach, pools of Boff-p210-edited cells and single edited cell-derived clones were obtained and functionally studied in vitro. The loss of p210 expression in Boff-p210 cells resulted in the loss of ability to grow in the absence of IL-3, as the Baf/3 parental line, showing significantly increased apoptosis levels...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197973/assessment-and-evaluation-of-an-integrated-hybrid-anaerobic-aerobic-sewage-treatment-system-for-the-removal-of-enteric-viruses
#15
Waled Morsy El-Senousy, Sohair Imam Abou-Elela
The capability of a cost-effective and a small size decentralized pilot wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) to remove enteric viruses such as rotavirus, norovirus genogroup I (GGI), norovirus genogroup II (GGII), Hepatitis E virus (HEV), and adenovirus was studied. This pilot plant is an integrated hybrid anaerobic/aerobic setup which consisted of anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB), biological aerated filter (BAF), and inclined plate settler (IPS). Both the UASB and BAF are packed with a non-woven polyester fabric (NWPF)...
February 14, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194222/intelligibility-evaluation-of-pathological-speech-through-multigranularity-feature-extraction-and-optimization
#16
Chunying Fang, Haifeng Li, Lin Ma, Mancai Zhang
Pathological speech usually refers to speech distortion resulting from illness or other biological insults. The assessment of pathological speech plays an important role in assisting the experts, while automatic evaluation of speech intelligibility is difficult because it is usually nonstationary and mutational. In this paper, we carry out an independent innovation of feature extraction and reduction, and we describe a multigranularity combined feature scheme which is optimized by the hierarchical visual method...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193841/dual-roles-of-akirin2-during-xenopus-neural-development
#17
Xiaoliang Liu, Yingjie Xia, Jixin Tang, Li Ma, Chaocui Li, Pengcheng Ma, Bingyu Mao
To ensure correct spatial and temporal patterning, embryos must maintain pluripotent cell populations and control when cells undergo commitment. The newly identified nucleoprotein Akirin has been shown to modulate the innate immune response through epigenetic regulation and to play important roles in other physiological processes, but its role in neural development remains unknown. Here, we show that Akirin2 is required for neural development in Xenopus and knockdown of Akirin2 expands the expression of the neural progenitor marker Sox2 and inhibits expression of the differentiated neuronal marker N-tubulin...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192988/accumulation-of-perfluoroalkylated-substances-in-oceanic-plankton
#18
Paulo Casal, Belén González-Gaya, Yifeng Zhang, Anthony J F Reardon, Jonathan W Martin, Begoña Jiménez, Jordi Dachs
The bioaccumulation of perfluoroalkylated substances (PFASs) in plankton has previously been evaluated only in freshwater and regional seas, but not for the large oligotrophic global oceans. Plankton samples from the tropical and subtropical Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans were collected during the Malaspina 2010 circumnavigation expedition, and analyzed for 14 ionizable PFASs, including perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and their respective linear and branched isomers. PFOA and PFOS concentrations in plankton ranged from 0...
February 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166918/the-concomitant-occurrence-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-with-bronchial-anthracofibrosis
#19
Shekhar Kunal, Ashok Shah
BACKGROUND: Bronchial anthracofibrosis (BAF), diagnosed bronchoscopically, is a clinical entity which is now beginning to emerge from obscurity. This is commonly encountered in elderly females with history of long-standing exposure to biomass fuel smoke in poorly ventilated kitchens. As awareness of BAF has increased in recent times, distinct clinicoradiological and bronchoscopic features of the disease have emerged. Diagnosis is achieved by visualisation of bluish-black mucosal hyperpigmentation along with narrowing/distortion of the affected bronchus on fibreoptic bronchoscopy (FOB)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124119/heterozygosity-for-arid2-loss-of-function-mutations-in-individuals-with-a-coffin-siris-syndrome-like-phenotype
#20
Nuria C Bramswig, O Caluseriu, H-J Lüdecke, F V Bolduc, N C L Noel, T Wieland, H M Surowy, H-J Christen, H Engels, T M Strom, D Wieczorek
Chromatin remodeling is a complex process shaping the nucleosome landscape, thereby regulating the accessibility of transcription factors to regulatory regions of target genes and ultimately managing gene expression. The SWI/SNF (switch/sucrose nonfermentable) complex remodels the nucleosome landscape in an ATP-dependent manner and is divided into the two major subclasses Brahma-associated factor (BAF) and Polybromo Brahma-associated factor (PBAF) complex. Somatic mutations in subunits of the SWI/SNF complex have been associated with different cancers, while germline mutations have been associated with autism spectrum disorder and the neurodevelopmental disorders Coffin-Siris (CSS) and Nicolaides-Baraitser syndromes (NCBRS)...
January 25, 2017: Human Genetics
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