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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088077/rhoa-knockdown-by-cationic-amphiphilic-copolymer-sirhoa-polyplexes-enhances-axonal-regeneration-in-rat-spinal-cord-injury-model
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So-Jung Gwak, Christian Macks, Da Un Jeong, Mark Kindy, Michael Lynn, Ken Webb, Jeoung Soo Lee
Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in permanent loss of motor and sensory function due to developmentally-related and injured-induced changes in the extrinsic microenvironment and intrinsic neuronal biochemistry that limit plasticity and axonal regeneration. Our long term goal is to develop cationic, amphiphilic copolymers (poly (lactide-co-glycolide)-g-polyethylenimine, PgP) for combinatorial delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids (TNAs) and drugs targeting these different barriers. In this study, we evaluated the ability of PgP to deliver siRNA targeting RhoA, a critical signaling pathway activated by multiple extracellular inhibitors of axonal regeneration...
January 3, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087760/molecularly-imprinted-solid-phase-extraction-using-bismethacryloyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-and-methacrylic-acid-as-double-functional-monomers-for-selective-analysis-of-glycyrrhizic-acid-in-aqueous-media
#2
Weili Tang, Wei Du, Pengqi Guo, Ningli Wu, Kangli Du, Changgen Xu, Zhimin Luo, Ruimiao Chang, Aiguo Zeng, Wanghui Jing, Chun Chang, Ji Li, Qiang Fu
In this work, a new molecularly imprinted solid phase extraction protocol was developed for the selective extraction and purification of glycyrrhizic acid from liquorice roots in aqueous media. The molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for glycyrrhizic acid were prepared by using bismethacryloyl-β-cyclodextrin and methacrylic acid as double functional monomers and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscope, thermo gravimetric analysis, nitrogen adsorption and elemental analysis...
February 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087531/salivary-gluten-degradation-and-oral-microbial-profiles-in-health-and-celiac-disease
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Na Tian, Lina Faller, Daniel A Leffler, Ciaran P Kelly, Joshua Hansen, Jos A Bosch, Guoxian Wei, Bruce J Paster, Detlef Schuppan, Eva J Helmerhorst
: Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic immune-mediated enteropathy induced by dietary gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. Saliva harbors the second highest bacterial load of the GI tract after the colon. Moreover, saliva contains gluten-degrading enzymes produced by oral bacteria that may modify gluten processing in the intestine and susceptibility to celiac disease (CD). AIM: To investigate salivary enzymatic activities and oral microbial profiles in healthy subjects vs patients with classical and refractory CD...
January 13, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081307/the-demographics-and-histopathological-features-of-oral-cavity-cancers-in-turkey
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Mehmet Düzlü, Recep Karamert, Faruk Kadri Bakkal, Raşit Cevizci, Hakan Tutar, Mehmet Ekrem Zorlu, Alper Dilci, Fakih Cihat Eravcı
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to examine the demographics and histopathological features of oral cavity cancers (OCCs) managed in our clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed with OCCs in the Gazi University Otorhinolaryngology Department between the years 1993 and 2013 were retrospectively enrolled in the study. Surgical archive charts and pathology records were reviewed in detail regarding the anatomical and histopathological profiles of the tumors, as well as the demographic data of the patients...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081185/upregulated-expression-of-transient-receptor-potential-cation-channel-subfamily-v-receptors-in-mucosae-of-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-patients-with-a-history-of-alcohol-consumption-or-smoking
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Akiko Sakakibara, Shunsuke Sakakibara, Junya Kusumoto, Daisuke Takeda, Takumi Hasegawa, Masaya Akashi, Tsutomu Minamikawa, Kazunobu Hashikawa, Hiroto Terashi, Takahide Komori
OBJECTIVES: Transient receptor potential cation channel (subfamily V, members 1-4) (TRPV1-4) are expressed in skin and neurons and activated by external stimuli in normal mucosae of all oral cavity sites. The oral cavity is exposed to various stimuli, including temperature, mechanical stimuli, chemical substances, and changes in pH, and, notably, the risk factors for oncogenic transformation in oral squamous epithelium are the same as the external stimuli received by TRPV1-4 receptors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081106/broad-bandwidth-reversible-and-high-contrast-ratio-optical-diode
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Chao Li, Min Wang, Jun-Fang Wu
Fano resonance is widely used to realize high-contrast nonreciprocal transmission. However, resonance-enhanced all-optical diodes (AOD) are bandwidth-limited, and their transmission rates are normally low, which restricts realistic application. In this Letter, we analytically and numerically demonstrate that this limitation can be overcome once multistability of cascaded nonlinear cavities is appropriately excited. By precisely molding the transiting of the signal light between multistable states, a high-contrast-ratio, high-unidirectional-transmission-rate, and reversal-controllable AOD is achieved with a bandwidth over 2...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081099/high-order-external-cavity-modes-and-restabilization-of-a-laser-diode-subject-to-a-phase-conjugate-feedback
#7
Émeric Mercier, Lionel Weicker, Delphine Wolfersberger, Deborah M Kane, Marc Sciamanna
We experimentally report the sequence of bifurcations destabilizing and restabilizing a laser diode with phase-conjugate feedback when the feedback rate is increased. Specifically, we successively observe the initial steady state, undamped relaxation oscillations, quasi-periodicity, chaos, and oscillating solutions at harmonics up to 13 times the external cavity frequency but also the restabilization to a steady state. The experimental results are qualitatively well reproduced by a model that accounts for the time the light takes to penetrate the phase-conjugate mirror...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081098/generation-of-terahertz-optical-beating-from-a-simultaneously-self-mode-locked-nd-yag-laser-at-1064-and-1123%C3%A2-%C3%A2-nm
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C L Sung, C Y Lee, C C Chang, H C Liang, Y F Chen
The reflectivity of the output coupler is designed to achieve the synchronously self-mode-locked operation at 1064 and 1123 nm in a diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser. Numerical analyses are performed to confirm that the designed output coupler can lead the emission lines to be predominant at 1064 and 1123 nm. Moreover, the crossover of the threshold pump powers for the 1064 and 1123 nm emission lines can be exploited to obtain the single central wavelength of 1064 nm or the single central wavelength of 1123 nm or, simultaneously, dual-central-wavelength self-mode-locked operation by finely adjusting the cavity alignment...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081090/enhancement-cavities-for-few-cycle-pulses
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N Lilienfein, C Hofer, S Holzberger, C Matzer, P Zimmermann, M Trubetskov, V Pervak, I Pupeza
We address the challenge of increasing the bandwidth of high-finesse femtosecond enhancement cavities and demonstrate a broad spectrum spanning 1800  cm<sup>-1</sup> (195 nm) at -10  dB around a central wavelength of 1050 nm in an EC with an average finesse exceeding 300. This will benefit a host of spectroscopic applications, including transient absorption spectroscopy, direct frequency comb spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. The pulse circulating in the EC is composed of only 5.4 optical cycles, at a kilowatt-level average power...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081088/am-to-pm-conversion-in-a-resonant-microwave-optical-rectification-detector
#10
Brian H Kolner, Lanbing Kang
A LiNbO<sub>3</sub>-loaded microwave cavity pumped with weakly AM-modulated 30 fs optical pulses was used as a platform to investigate AM-to-PM conversion in the optical rectification process. Theoretical treatment of AM-to-PM conversion (i.e., peak-induced electrical phase deviation β<sub>i</sub> due to optical power modulation with index m) suggests that the dominant mechanism is self-group-velocity modulation due to χ<sup>(3)</sup> and cascaded χ<sup>(2)</sup> processes with a value of δ=β<sub>i</sub>/m=-151  dB, linearly dependent on the optical power at intensities of 6×10<sup>10</sup>  W/m<sup>2</sup> in a 40 mm long LiNbO<sub>3</sub> crystal...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081085/coherent-and-incoherent-seeding-of-dissipative-modulation-instability-in-a-nonlinear-fiber-ring-cavity
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A Bendahmane, J Fatome, C Finot, G Millot, B Kibler
We investigate the coherent or incoherent seeding of dissipative modulation instability (MI) in a nonlinear fiber ring cavity. By varying wavelength and degree of coherence of the seed signal across the MI gain band, we observe a strong sensitivity of the resulting MI sidebands in terms of bandwidth and amplification. Both spectral and temporal characterizations are performed to reveal intensity coherence properties (over a single round-trip) of the generated temporal patterns. Experimental observations are well confirmed by numerical simulations...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080916/aerobic-microflora-and-endoparasites-of-freshly-shot-wild-agouti-dasyprocta-leporina-in-trinidad-west-indies
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Rod Suepaul, Roxanne Charles, Francis Dziva
The agouti ( Dasyprocta leporina ) is a New World wild rodent hunted for its meat in Trinidad and other Latin American countries. Studies on agouti under captive conditions have yielded some data on health-related aspects, but relatively very little is known about their wild counterparts. The environment of the agouti can influence the microflora and parasites harbored by the animals, which may contain zoonotic pathogens. Here, the microflora found on the nasal mucosa and sections of the intestinal tract and endoparasites of freshly shot agouti from various areas of Trinidad are described...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080024/direct-fabrication-of-micro-nano-patterned-surfaces-by-vertical-directional-photofluidization-of-azobenzene-materials
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Jaeho Choi, Wonhee Cho, Yeon Sik Jung, Hong Suk Kang, Hee-Tak Kim
Anisotropic movement of azobenzene materials (i.e., azobenzene molecules incorporated in polymer, glass, or supramolecules) has provided significant opportunities for the fabrication of micro/nanoarchitectures. The examples include circular holes, line gaps, ellipsoidal holes, and nanofunnels. However, all of the previous studies have only focused on the lateral directional movement for the structural shaping of azobenzene materials. Herein, we propose structural shaping based on a vertical directional movement of azobenzene materials...
January 12, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079816/a-comparison-study-between-gross-tumor-volumes-defined-by-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-postoperative-specimens-and-tumor-bed-for-radiotherapy-after-breast-conserving-surgery
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Aiping Zhang, Jianbin Li, Wei Wang, Yongsheng Wang, Dianbin Mu, Zhaoqiu Chen, Qian Shao, Fengxiang Li
BACKGROUND: The identification and contouring of target volume is important for breast-conserving therapy. The aim of the study was to compare preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), postoperative pathology, excised specimens' (ES) size, and tumor bed (TB) delineation as methods for determining the gross tumor volume (GTV) for radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery (BCS). METHODS: Thirty-three patients with breast cancer who underwent preoperative MRI and radiotherapy after BCS were enrolled...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079677/cadaveric-testing-of-robot-assisted-access-to-the-internal-auditory-canal-for-vestibular-schwannoma-removal
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Neal P Dillon, Ramya Balachandran, Michael A Siebold, Robert J Webster, George B Wanna, Robert F Labadie
HYPOTHESIS: An image-guided robotic system can safely perform the bulk removal of bone during the translabyrinthine approach to vestibular schwannoma (VS). BACKGROUND: The translabyrinthine approach to VS removal involves extensive manual milling in the temporal bone to gain access to the internal auditory canal (IAC) for tumor resection. This bone removal is time consuming and challenging due to the presence of vital anatomy (e.g., facial nerve) embedded within the temporal bone...
January 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079429/association-between-late-effects-assessed-by-physicians-and-quality-of-life-reported-by-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors
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Rikke Daugaard, Trille Kjaer, Christoffer Johansen, Jane Christiansen, Elo Andersen, Anni L Nielsen, Susanne O Dalton
BACKGROUND: Many survivors of head-and-neck cancer (HNC) suffer from late effects. Their overall quality of life deteriorates during treatment, followed by a slow recovery up to five years after treatment. We examined the association between the severity of physician-assessed late effects and the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) reported by survivors of HNC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis was based on data collected during follow-up for 136 survivors of cancer in the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, or salivary glands...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079409/promoting-awareness-of-neonatal-menstruation
#17
Paola Bianchi, Giuseppe Benagiano, Ivo Brosens
Neonatal uterine bleeding (NUB) has been carefully studied in the past through case reports, small series, clinical cohort studies, pathology investigations of fetal and neonatal. Following a historical recount, this review summarizes biological mechanisms conditioning NUB, starting from the persistence till birth of an 'ontogenetic progesterone resistance' (OPR), causing decreased responsiveness of target tissues to bioavailable progesterone. Several pregnancy-related conditions, such as preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, prematurity, post-maturity and even Rhesus or ABO incompatibility, influence the occurrence of NUB...
January 12, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079149/subwavelength-grating-as-both-emission-mirror-and-electrical-contact-for-vcsels-in-any-material-system
#18
Tomasz Czyszanowski, Marcin Gebski, Maciej Dems, Michał Wasiak, Robert Sarzała, Krassimir Panajotov
Semiconductor-metal subwavelength grating (SMSG) can serve a dual purpose in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), as both optical coupler and current injector. SMSGs provide optical as well as lateral current confinement, eliminating the need for ring contacts and lateral build-in optical and current confinement, allowing their implementation on arbitrarily large surfaces. Using an SMSG as the top mirror enables fabrication of monolithic VCSELs from any type of semiconductor crystal. The construction of VCSELs with SMSGs requires significantly less p-type material, in comparison to conventional VCSELs...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079081/sideband-cooling-beyond-the-quantum-backaction-limit-with-squeezed-light
#19
Jeremy B Clark, Florent Lecocq, Raymond W Simmonds, José Aumentado, John D Teufel
Quantum fluctuations of the electromagnetic vacuum produce measurable physical effects such as Casimir forces and the Lamb shift. They also impose an observable limit-known as the quantum backaction limit-on the lowest temperatures that can be reached using conventional laser cooling techniques. As laser cooling experiments continue to bring massive mechanical systems to unprecedentedly low temperatures, this seemingly fundamental limit is increasingly important in the laboratory. Fortunately, vacuum fluctuations are not immutable and can be 'squeezed', reducing amplitude fluctuations at the expense of phase fluctuations...
January 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079064/lasing-action-from-photonic-bound-states-in-continuum
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Ashok Kodigala, Thomas Lepetit, Qing Gu, Babak Bahari, Yeshaiahu Fainman, Boubacar Kanté
In 1929, only three years after the advent of quantum mechanics, von Neumann and Wigner showed that Schrödinger's equation can have bound states above the continuum threshold. These peculiar states, called bound states in the continuum (BICs), manifest themselves as resonances that do not decay. For several decades afterwards the idea lay dormant, regarded primarily as a mathematical curiosity. In 1977, Herrick and Stillinger revived interest in BICs when they suggested that BICs could be observed in semiconductor superlattices...
January 11, 2017: Nature
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