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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324711/fire-hazard-reduction-of-hollow-glass-microspheres-in-thermoplastic-polyurethane-composites
#1
Chuanmei Jiao, Hongzhi Wang, Shaoxiang Li, Xilei Chen
Nowadays, reducing the fire hazard of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is an important research direction in the fields of fire safety materials. In this article, hollow glass microsphere (HGM) was used to reduce the fire hazard of TPU in combustion process. The fire characteristics including smoke and heat production of TPU composites were evaluated using smoke density test (SDT) and cone calorimeter test (CCT). And the thermal decomposition and flammable properties were further studied using thermogravimetric analysis/infrared spectrometry (TG-IR) and limiting oxygen index (LOI), etc...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323888/lzts2-and-pten-collaboratively-regulate-%C3%A3-catenin-in-prostatic-tumorigenesis
#2
Eun-Jeong Yu, Erika Hooker, Daniel T Johnson, Mi Kyung Kwak, Kang Zou, Richard Luong, Yongfeng He, Zijie Sun
The leucine zipper tumor suppressor 2 (LZTS2) was identified as a tumor susceptibility gene within the 10q24.3 chromosomal region, and is approximately 15Mb from the PTEN locus. This region containing the both loci is frequently deleted in a variety of human malignancies, including prostate cancer. LZTS2 is a ß-catenin-binding protein and a negative regulator of Wnt signaling. Overexpression of PTEN in prostate cancer cell lines reduces ß-catenin-mediated transcriptional activity. In this study, we examined the collaborative effect of PTEN and LZTS2 using multiple in vitro and in vivo approaches...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319095/rcn1-suppresses-er-stress-induced-apoptosis-via-calcium-homeostasis-and-perk-chop-signaling
#3
S Xu, Y Xu, L Chen, Q Fang, S Song, J Chen, J Teng
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is caused by the disturbance of ER homeostasis and leads to the activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR), which alleviates stress at an early stage and triggers apoptosis if homeostasis fails over a prolonged timeframe. Here, we report that reticulocalbin 1 (RCN1), a member of the CREC family, is transactivated by nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) during ER stress and inhibits ER stress-induced apoptosis. The depletion of RCN1 increases the UPR during drug-induced ER stress by activating PRKR-like ER kinase-CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein-homologous protein (PERK-CHOP) signaling, thus inducing apoptosis...
March 20, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319065/the-drebrin-eb3-pathway-drives-invasive-activity-in-prostate-cancer
#4
A E Dart, D C Worth, G Muir, A Chandra, J D Morris, C McKee, C Verrill, R J Bryant, P R Gordon-Weeks
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the metastatic form of the disease is incurable. We show here that the drebrin/EB3 pathway, which co-ordinates dynamic microtubule/actin filament interactions underlying cell shape changes in response to guidance cues, plays a role in prostate cancer cell invasion. Drebrin expression is restricted to basal epithelial cells in benign human prostate but is upregulated in luminal epithelial cells in foci of prostatic malignancy. Drebrin is also upregulated in human prostate cancer cell lines and co-localizes with actin filaments and dynamic microtubules in filopodia of pseudopods of invading cells under a chemotactic gradient of the chemokine CXCL12...
March 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318958/the-association-between-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-and-silent-brain-infarction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Caitlin Finn, Ashley E Giambrone, Gino Gialdini, Diana Delgado, Hediyeh Baradaran, Hooman Kamel, Ajay Gupta
BACKGROUND: Carotid atherosclerosis is responsible for ~20% of ischemic strokes, but it is unclear whether carotid disease is associated with the presence of downstream silent brain infarction (SBI). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to study the relationship between SBI and 2 separate manifestations of carotid atherosclerosis, carotid intima-media thickening (IMT) and luminal stenosis. METHODS: Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase, and the Cochrane Library Database were searched with an additional search of references and citing articles of target studies...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318016/the-transporter-synpam71-is-located-in-the-plasma-membrane-and-thylakoids-and-mediates-manganese-tolerance-in-synechocystis-pcc6803
#6
Chiara Gandini, Sidsel Birkelund Schmidt, Søren Husted, Anja Schneider, Dario Leister
Manganese (Mn) is an essential constituent of photosystem II (PSII) and therefore indispensable for oxygenic photosynthesis. Very little is known about how Mn is transported, delivered and retained in photosynthetic cells. Recently, the thylakoid-localized transporter PAM71 has been linked to chloroplast Mn homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Here, we characterize the function of its homolog in Synechocystis (SynPAM71). We used a loss-of-function line (ΔSynPAM71), wild-type (WT) cells exposed to Mn stress and strains expressing a tagged variant of SynPAM71 to characterize the role of SynPAM71 in cyanobacterial Mn homeostasis...
March 20, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316088/gata3-expression-in-benign-prostate-glands-with-radiation-atypia-a-diagnostic-pitfall
#7
Wei Tian, David Dorn, Shi Wei, Ronald D Sanders, Andres Matoso, Rajal B Shah, Jennifer Gordetsky
OBJECTIVE: Patients who have undergone prostate radiation are at an increased risk for developing urothelial carcinoma. Radiation changes can cause significant cytologic atypia in benign prostate glands that may mimic pagetoid spread of urothelial carcinoma. GATA3 is a common marker to differentiate prostatic adenocarcinoma from urothelial carcinoma. We investigated the expression of GATA3 in the epithelium of irradiated benign and malignant prostate tissue. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of prostate cases with radiation atypia...
March 17, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315938/the-relationship-between-breast-cancer-molecular-subtypes-and-mast-cell-populations-in-tumor-microenvironment
#8
Anna Glajcar, Joanna Szpor, Agnieszka Pacek, Katarzyna Ewa Tyrak, Florence Chan, Joanna Streb, Diana Hodorowicz-Zaniewska, Krzysztof Okoń
Mast cells (MCs) are a part of the innate immune system. The MC functions toward cancer are partially based on the release of chymase and tryptase. However, the MC effect on breast cancer is controversial. The aim of our study was to investigate the presence of MCs in breast cancer tumors of different molecular subtypes and their relationships with other pathological prognostic factors. Tryptase- and chymase-positive mast cell densities were evaluated by immunohistochemistry in 108 primary invasive breast cancer tissue samples...
March 18, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315656/expression-of-odc1-spd-spm-and-azin1-in-the-hypothalamus-ovary-and-uterus-during-rat-estrous-cycle
#9
Joseph R D Fernandes, Sammit Jain, Arnab Banerjee
The aim of the present study was to investigate variation in the expression pattern of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC1), spermine (SPM), spermidine (SPD) and antizyme inhibitor (AZIN1) in hypothalamus, ovary and uterus during the estrous cycle of rats. Further, to understand any correlation between polyamines and GnRH I expression in hypothalamus; effect of putrescine treatment on GnRH I expression in hypothalamus and progesterone and estradiol levels in serum were investigated. The study also aims in quantifying all the immunohistochemistry images obtained based on pixel counting algorithm to yield the relative pixel count...
March 15, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315516/metaplastic-ossification-of-the-temporal-artery-with-osteoclast-like-giant-cells-a-mimicker-of-giant-cell-temporal-arteritis
#10
Miroslav Sekulic, Alexander M Truskinovsky
PURPOSE: To describe a patient presenting with suspected giant cell (temporal) arteritis (GCA) in whom subsequent temporal artery biopsy showed luminal narrowing by medial calcification, metaplastic ossification, and fibrointimal proliferation, consistent with calciphylaxis. METHODS: A 55-year-old man with end-stage renal disease presented with unilateral loss of vision and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and was initially treated as though he had GCA; however, a subsequent temporal artery biopsy showed marked luminal narrowing by medial calcification, metaplastic ossification, and fibrointimal proliferation, consistent with calciphylaxis...
February 28, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315445/evaluation-of-pept1-transport-of-food-derived-antihypertensive-peptides-ile-pro-pro-and-leu-lys-pro-using-in-vitro-ex-vivo-and-in-vivo-transport-models
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John P Gleeson, David J Brayden, Sinéad M Ryan
Ile-Pro-Pro (IPP) and Leu-Lys-Pro (LKP) are food-derived antihypertensive peptides which inhibit angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and may have potential to attenuate hypertension. There is debate over their mechanism of uptake across small intestinal epithelia, but paracellular and PepT1 carrier-mediated uptake are thought to be important routes. The aim of this study was to determine their routes of intestinal permeability using in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo intestinal models. The presence of an apical side pH of 6...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315427/histologic-features-of-stromogenic-carcinoma-of-the-prostate-carcinomas-with-reactive-stroma-grade-3
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Andrea Diaz De Vivar, Mohammad Sayeeduddin, David Rowley, Antonio Cubilla, Brian Miles, Dov Kadmon, Gustavo Ayala
Prostatic carcinoma, like many other carcinomas, generates a stromal reaction. This phenomenon is well established in the scientific literature. The normal parenchymal smooth muscle phenotype switches to a myofibroblastic phenotype in response to the presence of cancer cells, with an expansion of the extracellular matrix compartment. The amount of reactive stroma is a predictor of biochemical recurrence in both radical prostatectomies and biopsies. It is a predictor of prostate cancer specific death in prostatectomies...
March 14, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315347/foveal-motion-standstill
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Derek H Arnold, Kirstie Petrie, Alan Johnston
Visual analyses of movement are disproportionately reliant on luminance contrast, as opposed to colour differences. One consequence is that if a moving pattern is defined solely by changes in colour (is equiluminant), people can report having no sensation of movement, despite still being able to 'see' the pattern. This is called motion standstill. To date there have been no formal reports of foveal motion standstill. Here we investigate whether this is because the conditions necessary for inducing motion standstill are particular to peripheral vision and therefore absent at the fovea...
March 14, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315066/failure-patterns-according-to-molecular-subtype-in-patients-with-invasive-breast-cancer-following-postoperative-adjuvant-radiotherapy-long-term-outcomes-in-contemporary-clinical-practice
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Yu Jin Lim, Sea-Won Lee, Noorie Choi, Jeanny Kwon, Keun-Yong Eom, Eunyoung Kang, Eun-Kyu Kim, Sung-Won Kim, Jee Hyun Kim, Yu Jung Kim, Se Hyun Kim, So Yeon Park, Jae-Sung Kim, In Ah Kim
PURPOSE: Although gene expression profiling provides critical information, knowledge remains limited regarding the differential effects of molecular subtype on clinical course. This study evaluated the impact of molecular status on long-term patterns of failure in patients with non-metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: We analyzed data from 1181 individuals with invasive breast cancer undergoing surgery plus PORT from 2003 to 2011. Molecular subtypes were defined as luminal A (LA), luminal B (LB)-HER2(-), LB-HER2(+), HER2, and triple-negative (TN) based on the 2013 St...
March 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304220/high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques-a-correlation-study-with-histopathology
#15
Zhangyong Xia, Hua Yang, Xiaochun Yuan, Jiyue Wang, Shigang Zhang, Liyong Zhang, Yang Qu, Jun Chen, Liqun Jiao, Le-Xin Wang, Yifeng Du
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to utilize high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the characteristics of stable and vulnerable carotid arteriosclerotic plaques, with correlations to histopathological findings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: High-resolution MRI was performed in 817 patients, using three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography. Plaque composition was evaluated by measuring the areas occupied by calcification, a lipid-rich necrotic core, intra-plaque haemorrhage, and fibrous cap rupture...
March 17, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304161/syntheses-photoluminescence-and-electroluminescence-of-a-series-of-sublimable-bipolar-cationic-cuprous-complexes-with-thermally-activated-delayed-fluorescence
#16
Fuli Zhang, Yuqiao Guan, Xulin Chen, Shuangshuang Wang, Dong Liang, Yafei Feng, Shufen Chen, Suzhi Li, Zhongyi Li, Fuqiang Zhang, Canzhong Lu, Guangxiu Cao, Bin Zhai
Three thermally activated delayed fluorescence cationic cuprous complexes [Cu(POP) (ECAF)]PF6 (1, POP = bis(2-diphenylphosphinophenyl)ether, ECAF = 9,9-bis(9-ethylcarbazol-3-yl)-4,5-diazafluorene), [Cu(POP) (EHCAF)]PF6 (2, EHCAF = 9,9-bis(9-ethylhexylcarbazol-3-yl)-4,5-diazafluorene), and [Cu(POP) (PCAF)]PF6 (3, PCAF = 9,9-bis(9-phenylcarbazaol-3-yl)-4,5-diazafluorene) with bipolar 4,5-diazafluorene ligand substituted by bis-carbazole have been successfully prepared, and their UV absorption, photoluminescent properties, and electrochemical behaviors were investigated...
March 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303554/imaging-of-the-oesophagus-beyond-cancer
#17
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Thomas Marini, Amit Desai, Katherine Kaproth-Joslin, John Wandtke, Susan K Hobbs
Non-malignant oesophageal diseases are critical to recognize, but can be easily overlooked or misdiagnosed radiologically. In this paper, we cover the salient clinical features and imaging findings of non-malignant pathology of the oesophagus. We organize the many non-malignant diseases of the oesophagus into two major categories: luminal disorders and wall disorders. Luminal disorders include dilatation/narrowing (e.g. achalasia, scleroderma, and stricture) and foreign body impaction. Wall disorders include wall thickening (e...
March 17, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303349/multicolor-immunofluorescence-reveals-that-p63-and-or-k5-positive-progenitor-cells-contribute-to-normal-breast-epithelium-and-usual-ductal-hyperplasia-but-not-to-low-grade-intraepithelial-neoplasia-of-the-breast
#18
Werner Boecker, Göran Stenman, Tina Schroeder, Udo Schumacher, Thomas Loening, Lisa Stahnke, Catharina Löhnert, Robert Michael Siering, Arthur Kuper, Vera Samoilova, Markus Tiemann, Eberhard Korsching, Igor Buchwalow
We contend that knowledge about the cellular composition of normal breast epithelium is a prerequisite for understanding proliferative breast disease. Against this background, we used multicolor immunofluorescence to study normal breast epithelium and two types of intraepithelial proliferative breast lesion for expression of the p63, basal keratin K5, glandular keratin K8/18, SMA, ER-alpha, and Ki67. We studied eight normal breast epithelium samples, 12 cases of usual ductal hyperplasia, and 33 cases of low-grade intraepithelial neoplasia (9 flat epithelial atypia, 14 low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ and 10 cases of lobular neoplasia)...
March 16, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302605/quantifying-intracranial-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-on-mr-angiography
#19
H Baradaran, P Patel, G Gialdini, K Al-Dasuqi, A Giambrone, H Kamel, A Gupta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracranial atherosclerosis is a common cause of ischemic stroke. Intracranial stenosis is most commonly quantified by the Warfarin-Aspirin Symptomatic Intracranial Disease method, which involves calculating a ratio of luminal diameter measurements on conventional angiography. Our purpose was to determine whether a single linear measurement of the narrowest caliber of the intracranial ICA on MRA can accurately predict Warfarin-Aspirin Symptomatic Intracranial Disease stenosis measurements...
March 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300388/the-assessment-and-characterization-of-the-built-in-internal-photometer-of-primary-diagnostic-monitors
#20
Andres E Ruuge, Usman A Mahmood, Yusuf E Erdi
The purpose of this work was to perform the initial evaluation of primary diagnostic monitor (PDM) characteristics following the implementation of New York City quality assurance (NYC QA) regulations on January 1, 2016, and compare the results of the QA measurements performed by an external photometer and the PDM manufacturer's built-in photometer. TG-18 and Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers test patterns were used to evaluate monitor performance. Overall, 79 PDMs were included in the analysis...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
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