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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679943/photocatalytic-decomposition-of-selected-biologically-active-compounds-in-environmental-waters-using-tio-2-polyaniline-nanocomposites-kinetics-toxicity-and-intermediates-assessment
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Daniela V Šojić Merkulov, Vesna N Despotović, Nemanja D Banić, Sanja J Armaković, Nina L Finčur, Marina J Lazarević, Dragana D Četojević-Simin, Dejan Z Orčić, Marija B Radoičić, Zoran V Šaponjić, Mirjana I Čomor, Biljana F Abramović
A comprehensive study of the removal of selected biologically active compounds (pharmaceuticals and pesticides) from different water types was conducted using bare TiO2 nanoparticles and TiO2 /polyaniline (TP-50, TP-100, and TP-150) nanocomposite powders. In order to investigate how molecular structure of the substrate influences the rate of its removal, we compared degradation efficiency of the initial substrates and degree of mineralization for the active components of pharmaceuticals (propranolol, and amitriptyline) and pesticides (sulcotrione, and clomazone) in double distilled (DDW) and environmental waters...
April 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679886/cytotoxicity-of-novel-fluoride-solutions-and-their-influence-on-mineral-loss-from-enamel-exposed-to-a-streptococcus-mutans-biofilm
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Thiago Isidro Vieira, João Victor Frazão Câmara, Júlia Gabiroboertz Cardoso, Adílis Kalina Alexandria, Andréa Vaz Braga Pintor, Jaqueline Correia Villaça, Lúcio Mendes Cabral, Maria Teresa Villela Romanos, Andrea Fonseca-Gonçalves, Ana Maria Gondim Valença, Lucianne Cople Maia
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the cytotoxicity, antimicrobial activity and in vitro influence of new fluoridated nanocomplexes on dental demineralization. DESIGN: The nanocomplexes hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin with 1% titanium tetrafluoride (TiF4 ) and γ-cyclodextrin with TiF4 were compared to a positive control (TiF4 ), a blank control (without treatment) and negative controls (hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin, γ-cyclodextrin, deionized water), following 12- and 72-hour complexation periods...
April 13, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679871/groundwater-chemistry-and-human-health-risk-assessment-in-the-mining-region-of-east-singhbhum-jharkhand-india
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Umesh Kumar Singh, A L Ramanathan, V Subramanian
Groundwater chemistry of mining region of East Singhbhum district having complex contaminant sources were investigated based on heavy metals loads and other hydrochemical constituents. This study aimed to identify the degree of heavy metals exposure and their potential health risk to local population. The results of hydrochemical analysis showed that Na+ , K+ , and Ca2+ ions are the dominant cations in the groundwater, while HCO3 - , F- and Cl- ions dominate the anionic part of the groundwater. The weathering process was considered the dominant factor to determine the major ionic composition in the study area...
April 13, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679732/inter-site-variability-of-the-osteocyte-lacunar-network-in-the-cortical-bone-underpins-fracture-susceptibility-of-the-superolateral-femoral-neck
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Tim Rolvien, Annika Vom Scheidt, Kilian Stockhausen, Petar Milovanovic, Danijela Djonic, Jan Hubert, Thelonius Hawellek, Alexander Wacker, Volker Jebens, Klaus Püschel, Elizabeth A Zimmermann, Marija Djuric, Michael Amling, Björn Busse
BACKGROUND: The osteocytic lacunar network is considered to be an integral player in the regulation of bone homeostasis, and reduction in osteocytes is associated with reduced bone strength. Here, we analyzed site-specific patterns in osteocyte characteristics and matrix composition in the cortical compartment of the femoral neck to reveal structural basis of its fragility. METHODS: Cross-sections of the human femoral neck - one of the most common fracture sites - were acquired from 12 female cadavers (age 34-86 years) and analyzed with backscattered scanning electron microscopy and high-resolution micro-computed tomography (μ-CT)...
April 18, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679731/changes-in-pediatric-dxa-measures-of-musculoskeletal-outcomes-and-correlation-with-quantitative-ct-following-treatment-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Sogol Mostoufi-Moab, Andrea Kelly, Jonathan A Mitchell, Joshua Baker, Babette S Zemel, Jill Brodsky, Jin Long, Mary B Leonard
We previously reported significant gains in pQCT measures of tibia trabecular bone mineral density (BMD) and cortical structure following completion of therapy in children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The objective of this study was to examine changes in DXA measures used in clinical practice and expressed as Z-scores using robust national reference data. Children and adolescents, ages 5 to 18 years were enrolled within 2 (median 0.8) years of completing ALL therapy. DXA total-body less-head bone mineral content (TBLH-BMC), and spine, total hip, femoral neck, and 1/3rd radius areal BMD (aBMD) were assessed in 45 participants at enrollment and 12-months later...
April 18, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679720/enhancement-of-peri-implant-bone-osteogenic-activity-induced-by-a-peptidomimetic-functionalization-of-titanium
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F Ravanetti, F Gazza, D D'Arrigo, G Graiani, A Zamuner, M Zedda, E Manfredi, M Dettin, A Cacchioli
Osteoblast cell adhesion to the extracellular matrix is established through two main pathways: one is mediated by the binding between integrin and a minimal adhesion sequence (RGD) on the extracellular protein, the other is based on the interactions between transmembrane proteoglycans and heparin-binding sequences found in many matrix proteins. The aim of this study is the evaluation in an in vivo endosseous implant model of the early osteogenic response of the peri-implant bone to a biomimetic titanium surface functionalized with the retro-inverso 2DHVP peptide, an analogue of Vitronectin heparin binding site...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679630/high-irisin-levels-are-associated-with-better-glycemic-control-and-bone-health-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes
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Maria Felicia Faienza, Giacomina Brunetti, Lorenzo Sanesi, Graziana Colaianni, Monica Celi, Laura Piacente, Gabriele D'Amato, Ernestina Schipani, Silvia Colucci, Maria Grano
AIM: Irisin is a new peptide produced mainly by the skeletal muscle playing an important role both in glucose/energy homeostasis and bone metabolism. Childhood type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is associated with decreased bone mass. We aimed to evaluate irisin levels in TD1M children and their correlation with bone metabolism and glycaemic control. METHODS: Ninety-six T1DM subjects (12.2 ± 4 years), 56 on multiple daily injections (MDI), 40 on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), and 34 controls were included in the study...
April 18, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679496/detection-of-bone-marrow-derived-fibrocytes-in-human-dental-pulp-repair
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N Yoshiba, N Edanami, A Tohma, R Takeuchi, N Ohkura, A Hosoya, Y Noiri, H Nakamura, K Yoshiba
AIM: To explore the expression profile of CD45+/pro-collagen I+ fibrocytes in intact dental pulps as well as during wound healing in adult dental pulp tissue. METHODOLOGY: A total of 16 healthy permanent teeth were obtained from young patients (18 to 25 years) undergoing orthodontic treatment. Routine pulp capping with mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) was performed under local anaesthesia to induce a mineralized barrier at the exposed surface. Teeth were extracted from patients after 7, 14, and 35 days...
April 21, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679395/placental-adaptations-to-micronutrient-dysregulation-in-the-programming-of-chronic-disease
#9
Pierre Hofstee, Daniel McKeating, Anthony V Perkins, James S M Cuffe
Poor nutrition during pregnancy is known to impair foetal development and increase the risk of chronic disease in offspring. Both macronutrients and micronutrients are required for a healthy pregnancy although significantly less is understood about the role of micronutrients in the programming of chronic disease. This is despite the fact that modern calorie rich diets are often also deficient in key micronutrients. The importance of micronutrients in gestational disorders is clearly understood but how they impact long term disease in humans requires further investigation...
April 21, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679229/compromised-alveolar-bone-cells-in-a-patient-with-dentinogenesis-imperfecta-caused-by-dspp-mutation
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Thantrira Porntaveetus, Nunthawan Nowwarote, Thanaphum Osathanon, Thanakorn Theerapanon, Prasit Pavasant, Lawan Boonprakong, Kittisak Sanon, Sirivimol Srisawasdi, Kanya Suphapeetiporn, Vorasuk Shotelersuk
OBJECTIVES: Dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) plays an important role in the mineralization of both dentin and bones. The Dspp null mice developed periodontal diseases. Patients with DSPP mutations have dentinogenesis imperfecta (DGI), but very little is known about their bone characteristics. This study aims to characterize alveolar bone cells of a DGI patient with DSPP mutation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pathogenic variants were identified by whole exome and sanger sequencing...
April 20, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679173/potential-carbon-loss-associated-with-post-settlement-wetland-conversion-in-southern-ontario-canada
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Eunji Byun, Sarah A Finkelstein, Sharon A Cowling, Pascal Badiou
BACKGROUND: Natural wetlands can mitigate ongoing increases in atmospheric carbon by storing any net balance of organic carbon (peat) between plant production (carbon uptake) and microbial decomposition (carbon release). Efforts are ongoing to quantify peat carbon stored in global wetlands, with considerable focus given to boreal/subarctic peatlands and tropical peat swamps. Many wetlands in temperate latitudes have been transformed to anthropogenic landscapes, making it difficult to investigate their natural/historic carbon balance...
April 20, 2018: Carbon Balance and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679056/complete-agreement-of-the-post-spinel-transition-with-the-660-km-seismic-discontinuity
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Takayuki Ishii, Rong Huang, Hongzhan Fei, Iuliia Koemets, Zhaodong Liu, Fumiya Maeda, Liang Yuan, Lin Wang, Dmitry Druzhbin, Takafumi Yamamoto, Shrikant Bhat, Robert Farla, Takaaki Kawazoe, Noriyoshi Tsujino, Eleonora Kulik, Yuji Higo, Yoshinori Tange, Tomoo Katsura
The 660-km seismic discontinuity, which is a significant structure in the Earth's mantle, is generally interpreted as the post-spinel transition, as indicated by the decomposition of ringwoodite to bridgmanite + ferropericlase. All precise high-pressure and high-temperature experiments nevertheless report 0.5-2 GPa lower transition pressures than those expected at the discontinuity depth (i.e. 23.4 GPa). These results are inconsistent with the post-spinel transition hypothesis and, therefore, do not support widely accepted models of mantle composition such as the pyrolite and CI chondrite models...
April 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679006/the-mechanisms-of-crystal-growth-inhibition-by-organic-and-inorganic-inhibitors
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S Dobberschütz, M R Nielsen, K K Sand, R Civioc, N Bovet, S L S Stipp, M P Andersson
Understanding mineral growth mechanism is a key to understanding biomineralisation, fossilisation and diagenesis. The presence of trace compounds affect the growth and dissolution rates and the form of the crystals produced. Organisms use ions and organic molecules to control the growth of hard parts by inhibition and enhancement. Calcite growth in the presence of Mg2+ is a good example. Its inhibiting role in biomineralisation is well known, but the controlling mechanisms are still debated. Here, we use a microkinetic model for a series of inorganic and organic inhibitors of calcite growth...
April 20, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678696/sarcopenic-obesity-revisited-insights-from-the-mr-and-ms-os-cohort
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Jean Woo, Jason Leung
OBJECTIVES: Following the concept of a metabolic load-capacity model, we propose the use of appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) to total body fat (TBF) ratio in predicting 4-year physical limitations, physical performance measures, 6-year incident diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, and 12-year mortality. DESIGN: Cross-sectional and prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 4000 men and women aged 65 years and older living in the community...
April 17, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678393/positive-correlations-between-free-vitamin-d-and-bone-variables-in-a-group-of-young-lebanese-women
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Abir Alwan, Maroun Rizkallah, Ghassan Maalouf, Joseph Matta, Fabienne Frenn, Angélique Barakat, Falah Bachour, Amer Sebaaly, Abdel-Jalil Berro, Nathalie Al Rassy, Mirza Howayek, Hassane Zouhal, Rawad El Hage
Optimizing bone mass in adulthood is of great importance to prevent the occurrence of osteoporosis in later age. Vitamin D is an essential component of bone health. Low-serum vitamin D is associated with low bone mineral density (BMD), which is an important predictor of fracture risk. However, most cells, apart from renal tubular cells, are exposed to free rather than to total 25-hydroxyvitamin D. Whether free vitamin D would be a better marker than total vitamin D is still under debate. The aim of the present study was to explore the relationships between serum total vitamin D, vitamin D-binding protein (BP), free vitamin D, and bone parameters in a group of young Lebanese women...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678392/skeletal-status-in-women-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-1-yr-prospective-study
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Aleksander Kisała, Wojciech Pluskiewicz, Piotr Adamczyk
Functional deterioration due to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) may influence the bone status of the forearm and hand. The aim of this prospective study was to establish whether CTS has an impact on bone status at distal parts of the upper limb and to monitor the longitudinal changes of that status during a 1-yr follow-up after surgical treatment. Fifteen women with CTS at mean age of 55.13 ± 9.3 yr, mean weight of 79.18 ± 20.37 kg, and mean height of 157.8 ± 6.17 cm were enrolled into the study...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678192/engineering-in-vitro-stem-cell-based-vascularized-bone-models-for-drug-screening-and-predictive-toxicology
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Alessandro Pirosa, Riccardo Gottardi, Peter G Alexander, Rocky S Tuan
The production of veritable in-vitro models of bone tissue is essential to understand the biology of bone and its surrounding environment, to analyze the pathogenesis of bone diseases (e.g., osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, osteomyelitis, etc.), to develop effective therapeutic drug screening, and to test potential therapeutic strategies. Dysregulated interactions between vasculature and bone cells are often related to the aforementioned pathologies, underscoring the need for a bone model that contains engineered vasculature...
April 20, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678154/genomic-regions-responsible-for-seminal-and-crown-root-lengths-identified-by-2d-3d-root-system-image-analysis
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Yusaku Uga, Ithipong Assaranurak, Yuka Kitomi, Brandon G Larson, Eric J Craft, Jon E Shaff, Susan R McCouch, Leon V Kochian
BACKGROUND: Genetic improvement of root system architecture is a promising approach for improved uptake of water and mineral nutrients distributed unevenly in the soil. To identify genomic regions associated with the length of different root types in rice, we quantified root system architecture in a set of 26 chromosome segment substitution lines derived from a cross between lowland indica rice, IR64, and upland tropical japonica rice, Kinandang Patong, (IK-CSSLs), using 2D & 3D root phenotyping platforms...
April 20, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677675/nitrogen-use-efficiency-and-crop-production-patterns-of-regional-variation-in-the-united-states-1987-2012
#19
Dennis P Swaney, Robert W Howarth, Bongghi Hong
National-level summaries of crop production and nutrient use efficiency, important for international comparisons, only partially elucidate agricultural dynamics within a country. Agricultural production and associated environmental impacts in large countries vary significantly because of regional differences in crops, climate, resource use and production practices. Here, we review patterns of regional crop production, nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), and major inputs of nitrogen to US crops over 1987-2012, based on the Farm Resource Regions developed by the Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS)...
April 17, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677657/discernment-of-synergism-in-pyrolysis-of-biomass-blends-using-thermogravimetric-analysis
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Debarshi Mallick, Maneesh Kumar Poddar, Pinakeswar Mahanta, Vijayanand S Moholkar
This study reports pyrolysis kinetics of biomass blends using isoconversional methods, viz. Friedman, FWO and KAS. Blends of three biomasses, viz. saw dust, bamboo dust and rice husk, were used. Extractives and volatiles in biomass and minerals in ash had marked influence on enhancement of reaction kinetics during co-pyrolysis, as indicated by reduction in activation energy and increase in decomposition intensity. Pyrolysis kinetics of saw dust and rice husk accelerated (positive synergy), while that of bamboo dust decelerated after blending (negative synergy)...
April 12, 2018: Bioresource Technology
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