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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215003/improved-electromagnetic-tracking-for-catheter-path-reconstruction-with-application-in-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy
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Elodie Lugez, Hossein Sadjadi, Chandra P Joshi, Selim G Akl, Gabor Fichtinger
PURPOSE: Electromagnetic (EM) catheter tracking has recently been introduced in order to enable prompt and uncomplicated reconstruction of catheter paths in various clinical interventions. However, EM tracking is prone to measurement errors which can compromise the outcome of the procedure. Minimizing catheter tracking errors is therefore paramount to improve the path reconstruction accuracy. METHODS: An extended Kalman filter (EKF) was employed to combine the nonlinear kinematic model of an EM sensor inside the catheter, with both its position and orientation measurements...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214944/the-vascular-plants-open-system-of-growth
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REVIEW
Alice Basile, Marco Fambrini, Claudio Pugliesi
What is fascinating in plants (true also in sessile animals such as corals and hydroids) is definitely their open and indeterminate growth, as a result of meristematic activity. Plants as well as animals are characterized by a multicellular organization, with which they share a common set of genes inherited from a common eukaryotic ancestor; nevertheless, circa 1.5 billion years of evolutionary history made the two kingdoms very different in their own developmental biology. Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms, arose during the Cretaceous Period (145-65 million years ago), and up to date, they count around 235,000 species, representing the largest and most diverse group within the plant kingdom...
February 18, 2017: Development Genes and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214935/promotive-role-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-on-chromium-induced-morphological-photosynthetic-and-oxidative-changes-in-cauliflower-brassica-oleracea-botrytis-l
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Rehan Ahmad, Shafaqat Ali, Fakhir Hannan, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Iqbal, Zaidul Hassan, Nudrat Aisha Akram, Saliha Maqbool, Farhat Abbas
Chromium (Cr) is among the most toxic pollutants in the environment that adversely affect the living organisms and physiological processes in different plants. The present study investigated the effect of 15 mg L(-1) of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) on morpho-physiological attributes of cauliflower (Brassica oleracea botrytis L.) under different Cr concentrations (0, 10, 100, and 200 μM) in the growth medium. The results showed that Cr stress decreased the growth, biomass, photosynthetic, and gas exchange parameters...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214729/improved-tolerance-to-transplanting-injury-and-chilling-stress-in-rice-seedlings-treated-with-orysastrobin
#4
Naoto Takahashi, Yukari Sunohara, Masami Fujiwara, Hiroshi Matsumoto
In addition to their fungicidal activity, strobilurin-type fungicides are reported to show enhancing effects on crop growth and yield. Previous studies suggested that the fungicide has a mitigating effect on abiotic stresses. However, there are few reports about growth enhancement through abiotic stress alleviation by strobilurin-type fungicides, but the mechanism of action of the growth enhancement is still not clear. The present study revealed that orysastrobin enhanced rice seedling growth after root cutting injury and chilling stress...
February 7, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214728/lipid-signalling-mediated-by-pld-pa-modulates-proline-and-h2o2-levels-in-barley-seedlings-exposed-to-short-and-long-term-chilling-stress
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Micaela Peppino Margutti, Matias Reyna, María Verónica Meringer, Graciela E Racagni, Ana Laura Villasuso
Phospholipase D (PLD) hydrolyses phospholipids to yield phosphatidic acid (PA) and a head group, and is involved in responses to a variety of environmental stresses, including chilling and freezing stress. Barley responses to chilling stress (induced by incubating seedlings at 4 °C) are dynamic and the duration of stress, either short (0-180 min) or long-term (24-36 h) had a significant impact on the response. We investigated the roles of PLD/PA in responses of barley (Hordeum vulgare) seedlings to short and long-term chilling stress, based on regulation of proline and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels...
February 10, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214644/plant-growth-promoting-candida-sp-avgb4-with-capability-of-4-nitroaniline-biodegradation-under-drought-stress
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Sivagnanam Silambarasan, Alisa S Vangnai
This study focused on rhizospheric yeast capable of degrading a priority pollutant, 4-nitroaniline (4-NA), under drought stress. Candida sp. AVGB4 (AVGB4) inhabiting in soil was isolated and characterized with plant-growth promoting (PGP) traits. 4-NA-dependent growth kinetic and biodegradation kinetics were analyzed and revealed 4-NA complete degradation and tolerance property. AVGB4 proliferation, PGP activities, and 4-NA degradation activity were well maintained under drought stress induced by PEG-6000 incorporation, and could be strengthened in the presence of succinate, an organic compound generally found in plant root exudates...
February 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214554/c21-steroidal-glycosides-and-oligosaccharides-from-the-root-bark-of-periploca-sepium
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Xin-Yue Gu, Zhou-Wei Wu, Lun Wang, Fu Li, Bin Chen, Kai Yu, Ming-Kui Wang
Four new C21 steroidal glycosides (1-4), named perisepiumosides FI (1-4) together with six known steroidal glycosides (5-10) and four oligosaccharides (11-14), were isolated from the root bark of Periploca sepium. Their structures were characterized on the basis of 1D and 2D-NMR spectroscopic data as well as HR-ESI-MS analysis. The evaluation of inhibition activity against human A-549 and HepG2 cell lines indicated that compounds 2, 8, 10 and 13 showed different levels of cytotoxic activities with IC50 values ranging from 0...
February 15, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214537/biomechanical-behavior-of-endodontically-treated-premolars-using-different-preparation-designs-and-cad-cam-materials
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Diogo Pedrollo Lise, Annelies Van Ende, Jan De Munck, Thaís Yumi Umeda Suzuki, Luiz Clovis Cardoso Vieira, Bart Van Meerbeek
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of restoration design ('2.5-mm deep endocrown', '5-mm deep endocrown' or '5-mm deep post&crown') and CAD/CAM material type (composite or lithium disilicate glass-ceramic) on the load-to-failure of endodontically treated premolars in absence of any ferrule. METHODS: The crowns of 48 single-rooted premolars were cut and the roots were endodontically treated. Teeth were randomly divided into six groups (n=8); teeth in each group were restored using one of the two tested materials with standardized CAD/CAM fabricated endocrowns (with either 2...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214515/igg-degrading-enzyme-of-streptococcus-pyogenes-ides-prevents-disease-progression-and-facilitates-improvement-in-a-rabbit-model-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
#9
Yuzhong Wang, Qiguang Shi, Hui Lv, Ming Hu, Weifang Wang, Quanquan Wang, Baojun Qiao, Guorong Zhang, Zhanyun Lv, Christian Kjellman, Sofia Järnum, Lena Winstedt, Yong Zhang, Jiao Wen, Yanlei Hao, Nobuhiro Yuki
Autoantibodies binding to peripheral nerves followed by complement deposition and membrane attack complex formation results in nerve damage in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Strategies to remove the pathogenic autoantibodies or block the complement deposition benefit most patients with GBS. Immunoglobulin G-degrading enzyme of Streptococcus pyogenes (IdeS) is a cysteine protease which cleaves IgG antibodies into F(ab')2 and Fc fragments. In this study, using a rabbit model of axonal GBS, acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN), we demonstrated that IdeS treatment significantly reduced the disruption of Nav channels as well as activated C3 deposition at the anterior spinal root nodes of Ranvier in AMAN rabbits...
February 15, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214361/identification-of-arabidopsis-genic-and-non-genic-promoters-by-paired-end-sequencing-of-tss-tags
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Mutsutomo Tokizawa, Kazutaka Kusunoki, Hiroyuki Koyama, Atsushi Kurotani, Tetsuya Sakurai, Yutaka Suzuki, Tomoaki Sakamoto, Tetsuya Kurata, Yoshiharu Y Yamamoto
Information about transcription start sites (TSSs) provides foundational data for analyses of promoter architecture. In this report, we used paired- and single-end deep sequencing to analyze Arabidopsis TSS tags from several libraries prepared from roots, shoots, flowers, and etiolated seedlings. The clustering of approximately 33 million mapped TSS tags led to the identification of 324,461 promoters that covered 79.7% (21,672/27,206) of protein-coding genes in the Arabidopsis genome. In addition, we identified intragenic, antisense, and Orphan promoters that were not associated with any gene models...
February 18, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214295/blood-flow-restriction-increases-metabolic-stress-but-decreases-muscle-activation-during-high-load-resistance-exercise
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Emerson L Teixeira, Renato Barroso, Carla Silva-Batista, Gilberto C Laurentino, Jeremy P Loenneke, Hamilton Roschel, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, Valmor Tricoli
INTRODUCTION: We investigated differences in metabolic stress (lactate) and muscle activation (electromyography) when high load exercise is compared to a condition where blood flow restriction (BFR) is applied during the exercise or during the rest interval. METHODS: Twelve participants performed high load resistance exercise with BFR during the intervals (BFR-I), during the set (BFR-S) and without BFR (HL). Each condition consisted of 3 sets of 8 repetitions with knee-extension at 70% of one-repetition-maximum...
February 18, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214018/assessment-of-root-canal-filling-removal-effectiveness-using-micro-computed-tomography-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Giampiero Rossi-Fedele, Hany Mohamed Aly Ahmed
INTRODUCTION: The removal of obturation materials from the root canal system is a primary objective in root canal retreatment procedures. This systematic review aims to discuss the effectiveness of different instrumentation procedures in removing root-canal filling materials assessed by micro-computed tomography. METHODS: An electronic search in PubMed and major endodontic journals was conducted using appropriate key words to identify investigations that examined the effectiveness of obturation material removal assessed by micro-computed tomography...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213934/transverse-process-anatomy-as-a-guide-to-vertebral-artery-exposure-during-anterior-cervical-spine-approach-a-cadaveric-study
#13
Ali Nourbakhsh, Jinping Yang, Howard McMahan, Kim Garges
INTRODUCTION: Safe exposure of the vertebral artery (VA) is needed during resection of tumors close to the artery and during repair of lacerations. We defined the anatomy of the anterior root of each transverse process (TP) from C3 to C6 for identification and exposure of the VA during the anterior approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the anatomy of the TP and assessed two approaches for safe identification of the VA, lateral to medial and medial to lateral dissection of the TP, in 20 cadavers...
February 18, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213920/potato-aphid-macrosiphum-euphorbiae-performance-is-determined-by-aphid-genotype-and-not-mycorrhizal-fungi-or-water-availability
#14
Alison Jane Karley, Matthew Emslie-Smith, Alison Elizabeth Bennett
Intra- and inter-specific variation in plant and insect traits can alter the strength and direction of insect-plant interactions, with outcomes modified by soil biotic and abiotic conditions. We used the potato aphid (Macrosiphum euphorbiae Thomas) feeding on cultivated S. tuberosum and wild S. berthaulti to study the impact of water availability and plant mutualistic arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi on aphid performance and susceptibility to a parasitoid wasp (Aphidius ervi Haliday). Plants were grown under glass with live or sterile AM fungal spores and supplied with sufficient or reduced water supply...
February 18, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213764/presence-of-root-canal-treatment-has-no-influence-on-periodontal-bone-loss
#15
Fabiola-Regina Rodriguez, Nadine Paganoni, Peter Eickholz, Roland Weiger, Clemens Walter
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the interproximal bone level at root canal-filled teeth and non-root canal-filled teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of patients from the department were consecutively screened from January 2009 to October 2011. The distance between the coronal reference point to the alveolar bone crest (AC) was assessed at the mesial and distal aspects of root canal-filled teeth (RCF+) and their contralateral non-root canal-filled teeth (RCF-) on periapical radiographs...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213707/hydropower-reservoirs-cytotoxic-and-genotoxic-assessment-using-the-allium-cepa-root-model
#16
Cassiano Lazarotto Rambo, Patrícia Zanotelli, Daniela Dalegrave, Dinara De Nez, Jozimar Szczepanik, Fábio Carazek, Francini Franscescon, Denis Broock Rosemberg, Anna Maria Siebel, Jacir Dal Magro
Hydropower offers a reliable source of electricity in several countries, and Brazil supplies its energy needs almost entirely through hydropower plants. Nevertheless, hydropower plants comprise large buildings and water reservoirs and dams, resulting in huge ecological disruptions. Here, we analyzed the impact of four hydropower reservoirs construction in metals and pesticides incidence and the cytotoxic and genotoxic potential of sediment elutriate of rivers from southern Brazil. Our analyses have evidenced the elevated incidence of different metals (lead, iron, cadmium, and chrome) and pesticides (methyl parathion, atrazine, and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid)...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213571/mir-146a-b-a-family-with-shared-seeds-and-different-roots
#17
Mark Paterson, Alison J Kriegel
MicroRNAs are small, non-coding, RNAs known for their powerful modulation of molecular processes, making them a major focus for studying pathological mechanisms. The human miR-146 family of microRNAs consists of two member genes - MIR146A and MIR146B These two miRNAs are located on different chromosomes and exhibit differential regulation in many cases. However, they are nearly identical in sequence and share a seed sequence, thus they are predicted to target the same set of genes. A large proportion of the miR-146 literature focuses on its role in regulating the innate immune response in the context of various pathologies by modulating two widely studied target genes in the toll-like receptor signaling cascade...
February 17, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213361/a-histone-chaperone-and-a-specific-transcription-factor-modulate-glabra2-expression-in-root-hair-development
#18
Jennifer Mach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213323/growth-inhibition-and-efficiency-of-the-antioxidant-system-in-spring-barley-and-common-radish-grown-on-soil-polluted-ionic-liquids-with-iodide-anions
#19
Robert Biczak, Martyna Śnioszek, Arkadiusz Telesiński, Barbara Pawłowska
Ionic liquids (ILs) constitute a huge group of substances that are increasingly common in the commercial use. This situation may lead to the contamination of the soil environment which being the basic of plants vegetation. This paper presents the effect of four ILs with I(-) anion on the growth and development of spring barley (Hordeum vulgare) and common radish (Raphanus sativus L. subvar. radicula Pers) and changes in metabolism of the plants. Seedlings of spring barley and common radish cultivated on soil with increasing ILs concentration exhibited typical phytotoxicity symptoms...
February 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213144/modeling-and-validating-hl7-fhir-profiles-using-semantic-web-shape-expressions-shex
#20
Harold R Solbrig, Eric Prud'hommeaux, Grahame Grieve, Lloyd McKenzie, Joshua C Mandel, Deepak K Sharma, Guoqian Jiang
BACKGROUND: HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is an emerging open standard for the exchange of electronic healthcare information. FHIR resources are defined in a specialized modeling language. FHIR instances can currently be represented in either XML or JSON. The FHIR and Semantic Web communities are developing a third FHIR instance representation format in Resource Description Framework (RDF). Shape Expressions (ShEx), a formal RDF data constraint language, is a candidate for describing and validating the FHIR RDF representation...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
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