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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454481/aln-surface-passivation-of-gan-based-high-electron-mobility-transistors-by-plasma-enhanced-atomic-layer-deposition
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An-Jye Tzou, Kuo-Hsiung Chu, I-Feng Lin, Erik Østreng, Yung-Sheng Fang, Xiao-Peng Wu, Bo-Wei Wu, Chang-Hong Shen, Jia-Ming Shieh, Wen-Kuan Yeh, Chun-Yen Chang, Hao-Chung Kuo
We report a low current collapse GaN-based high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) with an excellent thermal stability at 150 °C. The AlN was grown by N2-based plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (PEALD) and shown a refractive index of 1.94 at 633 nm of wavelength. Prior to deposit AlN on III-nitrides, the H2/NH3 plasma pre-treatment led to remove the native gallium oxide. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) spectroscopy confirmed that the native oxide can be effectively decomposed by hydrogen plasma...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454477/in-situ-analysis-of-oxygen-vacancies-and-band-alignment-in-hfo2-tin-structure-for-cmos-applications
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Da-Peng Xu, Lin-Jie Yu, Xu-Dong Chen, Lin Chen, Qing-Qing Sun, Hao Zhu, Hong-Liang Lu, Peng Zhou, Shi-Jin Ding, David Wei Zhang
The density of oxygen vacancies characterization in high-k/metal gate is significant for semiconductor device fabrication. In this work, a new approach was demonstrated to detect the density of oxygen vacancies by in situ x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) measurement. Moreover, the band alignment of the structure with optical band gap measured by spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) and valence band offset by UPS were reported. The specific areal density of oxygen vacancies in high-k dielectric of HfO2/TiN was obtained by fitting the experiment data to be 8...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454432/prognostic-and-predictive-role-of-cox-2-xrcc1-and-rassf1-expression-in-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-receiving-radiotherapy
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Yaowen Zhang, Shangwen Dong, Ruiping Xu, Yanping Yang, Zhiyong Zheng, Xiaojing Wang, Runchuan Ren, Ronggang Sun, Ming Li, Haijun Yang, Yuting Huang, Fuyou Zhou, Anping Zheng
Identification of biomarkers for predicting radiosensitivity would be useful for administering individualized radiotherapy (RT) to patients with esophageal cancer. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), X-ray repair cross complementing group 1 (XRCC1), ras association domain family 1 (RASSF1) protein expression, clinicopathological characteristics, radiosensitivity and survival rate in 76 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) who were treated with RT...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454248/primary-bone-mantle-cell-lymphomas-with-multiple-vertebral-compression-fractures-a-case-report
#4
Peng Yang, Jun Lin, Hao Liu, Hao Shen, Hui-Lin Yang
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a mature B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Patients with MCL generally present with extensive lymphadenopathy and extranodal involvement. To the best of our knowledge, no cases of primary bone MCL with multiple vertebral compression fractures have been reported in the literature thus far. The current study reports the case of a 75-year-old Chinese male patient presenting with lower back pain for 1 year. B symptoms were not observed in the patient's medical history. X-ray revealed osteoporosis, and mixed osteolytic and osteosclerotic lesions in the T10 and L1 vertebrae with decreased height...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454220/efficacy-of-pegr-1-endostatin-combined-with-ionizing-radiation-on-hypoxic-conditions-in-nude-mice-bearing-skov3-ovarian-carcinoma
#5
Yong-Chun Zhang, Xiu-Mei Li, Zhuang Yu, Xiao-Li Shi, Yong Li, Wan-Lin Wang
Hypoxia occurs in a wide range of solid tumors, and is strongly associated with radio-resistance of malignant tumors. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of endostatin combined with ionizing radiation (IR) on hypoxic conditions. A total of 24 mice bearing SKOV3 ovarian carcinoma were divided into three groups. Following injection with pEgr-1-endostatin plasmid for 12 h, the mice in the endostatin-IR-treated group were exposed to 300 cGy/min X-ray for 48 h, and the IR-treated group was exposed to the same condition...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454185/patella-dislocation-in-children-and-adolescents
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Sven Höhne, Kristina Gerlach, Lars Irlenbusch, Mathias Schulz, Christian Kunze, Rainer Finke
Introduction Patellar dislocation is one of the commonest knee injuries in adolescents. Although treatment usually leads to good results, the influence of anatomical and functional factors on therapeutic strategy has been underestimated, especially in cases of recurrence. Patients and Methods The course of treatment has been analysed in 88 patients with 136 patellar dislocations. The importance of anatomical conditions was studied using X-ray and MRI findings. The treatment results were critically evaluated in comparison with current recommendations...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454154/photoacoustic-imaging-of-dental-implants-in-a-porcine-jawbone-ex-vivo
#7
Donghyun Lee, Sungjo Park, Woo-Chang Noh, Jae-Seung Im, Chulhong Kim
Currently, x-ray-based imaging is used before and after the dental implant treatment, but the ionizing radiation is potentially harmful to patients and operators. Here, we demonstrate ex vivo photoacoustic imaging of a dental implant embedded in a porcine jawbone. By layering biological tissue over the jawbone to mimic a clinical environment, we demonstrate 10 mm deep imaging. Our results show that photoacoustic imaging can provide jawbone anatomical information, the location of an embedded implant fixture, and the thickness of the soft tissue above the jawbone...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454088/overexpression-of-a-functional-calcium-sensing-receptor-dramatically-increases-osteolytic-potential-of-mda-mb-231-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-bone-metastasis-through-epiregulin-mediated-osteoprotegerin-downregulation
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Boudot Cédric, Hénaut Lucie, Thiem Ursula, Geraci Sandra, Galante Mariangela, Saldanha Paulo, Saidak Zuzana, Six Isabelle, Clézardin Philippe, Kamel Said, Mentaverri Romuald
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Osteolytic bone metastases are observed in advanced cases of breast cancer. In vitro data suggest that the activity of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) expressed by metastatic cells could potentiate their osteolytic potential. This study aimed to demonstrate in vivo the involvement of the CaSR in breast cancer cells osteolytic potential and to identify potential targets linked to CaSR activity. METHODS AND RESULTS: MDA-MB-231 stably transfected with plasmids containing either a full-length wild-type CaSR (CaSR-WT), or a functionally inactive dominant negative mutant (CaSR-DN) or an empty vector (EV) were intratibially injected into Balb/c-Nude mice...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454078/new-complexes-of-cu-ii-with-dipicolinate-and-pyridyl-based-ligands-an-experimental-and-dft-approach
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Florencia Luzardo, Natalia Álvarez, Carlos Kremer, Andrea S S de Camargo, Jorge S Gancheff
The three novel mononuclear copper(II) complexes with dipicolinate and pyridyl-based ligands [Cu(dipic)(L)(OH2)] (L=4-picoline, vinylpyridine, 4-styrylpyridine; dipic(2-)=dipicolinate) were afforded and structurally characterized. X-ray diffraction studies accounted for slight distorted square-pyramidal structures in which the dianion dipic(2-) acts as a tridentate ligand in a mer-fashion, the N-donor species occupy an in-plane position, and a water molecule was detected apically coordinated. To assess the effect of the nature of the pyridyl-substituent (para position) on electronic properties, other complexes were also synthesized: [Cu(dipic)(py)(OH2)], [{Cu(dipic)(OH2)}2(μ-pyz)] and [{Cu(dipic)(OH2)}(μ-pypy){Cu(dipic)}] (py=pyridine, pyz=pyrazine, pypy=(E)-1,2-bis(pyridine-4-yl)ethane)...
April 8, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454073/low-temperature-raman-spectra-of-the-2-%C3%AE-methylbenzylamino-5-nitropyridine-crystal
#10
G S Pinheiro, M N G Ferreira Júnior, A O Dos Santos, P T C Freire, J A Lima, C E S Nogueira, L P Cardoso, J N Sherwood, C M R Remédios
The polar organic 2-(α-methylbenzylamino)-5-nitropyridine crystal (MBANP) has been studied by Raman spectroscopy at low temperatures (from 300 to 10K). The effect of temperature change on the vibrational spectrum is discussed with the aid of DFT calculations. The behavior of the Raman spectra indicates that MBANP molecules present a different conformation at low temperatures associated with the rotation of the phenyl and pyridine rings. Temperature-dependent X-ray measurements and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis were utilized as complementary techniques to investigate the structural stability of MBANP crystal...
April 20, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454048/antibacterial-activity-of-biochemically-capped-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-a-view-towards-green-chemistry
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Rabia Irshad, Kamran Tahir, Baoshan Li, Aftab Ahmad, Azka R Siddiqui, Sadia Nazir
A green approach to fabricate nanoparticles has been evolved as a revolutionary discipline. Eco-compatible reaction set ups, use of non-toxic materials and production of highly active biological and photocatalytic products are few benefits of this greener approach. Here, we introduce a green method to synthesize Fe oxide NPs using Punica granatum peel extract. The formation of Fe oxide NPs was optimized using different concentrations of peel extract (20mL, 40mL and 60mL) to achieve small size and better morphology...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454046/preliminary-investigation-of-catalytic-antioxidant-anticancer-and-bactericidal-activity-of-green-synthesized-silver-and-gold-nanoparticles-using-actinidia-deliciosa
#12
Saraschandra Naraginti, Yi Li
Herein we report a rapid low cost one step green synthetic method using Actinidia deliciosa fruit extract for preparation of stable and multifunctional silver and gold nanoparticles. The synthesized nanoparticles were successfully used as green catalysts for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) and methylene blue (MB). The enhanced biological activity of the prepared nanoparticles was investigated based on its highly stable antioxidant, anticancer and bactericidal effects. TEM micrographs showed that the silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) formed were predominantly spherical in shape having diameters ranging from 25 to 40nm, while gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) shown particle size ranges from 7 to 20nm...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453977/measurement-of-the-effective-energy-of-pulsed-x-rays-emitted-from-a-mather-type-plasma-focus-device
#13
Seyed Milad Miremad, Babak Shirani Bidabadi
The current study examined the effective energy of pulsed x-rays emitted from a Mather-type plasma focus device with copper anodes at an energy range of 2-3kJ using x-ray transmission radiography. Aluminum filters of different thicknesses and dental x-ray film were used. When air gas was used at a constant voltage of 21kV at 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 and 1.2 mbar, the effective energy of pulsed the x-ray was 10.9, 10.7, 17.3 and 15.8keV, respectively. At 0.6 mbar of air, as the operating voltage increased to 19, 21 and 23kV, the effective energy of the x-ray radiation was 10...
April 23, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453965/adsorption-behavior-and-mechanism-of-different-arsenic-species-on-mesoporous-mnfe2o4-magnetic-nanoparticles
#14
Qingsong Hu, Yuling Liu, Xueyuan Gu, Yaping Zhao
Arsenic pollution poses severe threat to human health, therefore dealing with the problem of arsenic contamination in water bodies is extremely important. The adsorption behaviors of different arsenic species, such as arsenate (As(V)), p-arsanilic acid (p-ASA), roxarsone (ROX), dimethylarsenate (DMA) from water using mesoporous bimetal oxide magnetic manganese ferrite nanoparticles (MnFe2O4) have been detailedly investigated. The adsorbent was synthesized via a facile co-precipitation approach and recovered conveniently owing to its strong magnetic properties...
April 18, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453941/probing-molecular-interactions-between-human-carbonic-anhydrases-hcas-and-a-novel-class-of-benzenesulfonamides
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Elvira Bruno, Maria Rosa Buemi, Anna Di Fiore, Laura De Luca, Stefania Ferro, Andrea Angeli, Roberto Cirilli, Daniele Sadutto, Vincenzo Alterio, Simona Maria Monti, Claudiu T Supuran, Giuseppina De Simone, Rosaria Gitto
On the basis of X-ray crystallographic studies of the complex of hCA II with 4-(3,4-dihydro-1H-isoquinoline-2-carbonyl)benzenesulfonamide (3) (PDB code 4Z1J), a novel series of 4-(1-aryl-3,4-dihydro-1H-isoquinolin-2-carbonyl)benzenesulfonamides (23-33) was designed. Specifically, our idea was to improve the selectivity toward druggable isoforms through the introduction of additional hydrophobic/hydrophilic functionalities. Among the synthesized and tested compounds, the (R,S)-4-(6,7-dihydroxy-1-phenyl-3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline-1H-2-carbonyl)benzenesulfonamide (30) exhibited a remarkable inhibition for the brain-expressed hCA VII (Ki = 0...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453932/a-green-route-to-a-na2fepo4f-based-cathode-for-sodium-ion-batteries-of-high-rate-and-long-cycling-life
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Xiang Deng, Wenxiang Shi, Jaka Sunarso, Meilin Liu, Zongping Shao
Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) are considered one of the most promising alternatives for large-scale energy storage due largely to the abundance and low cost of sodium. However, the lack of high-performance cathode materials at low cost represents a major obstacle towards broad commercialization of SIB technology. In this work, we report a green route strategy that allows cost-effective fabricaiton of carbon-coated Na2FePO4F cathode for SIBs. By using vitamin C as a green organic carbon source and environment-friendly water-based polyacrylic latex as the binder, we have demonstrated that the Na2FePO4F phase in the as-derived Na2FePO4F/C electrode shows a high reversible capacity of 117 mAh g-1 at a cycling rate of 0...
April 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453785/structural-and-functional-characterization-of-the-pnkp-xrcc4-ligiv-dna-repair-complex
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R Daniel Aceytuno, Cortt G Piett, Zahra Havali-Shahriari, Ross A Edwards, Martial Rey, Ruiqiong Ye, Fatima Javed, Shujuan Fang, Rajam Mani, Michael Weinfeld, Michal Hammel, John A Tainer, David C Schriemer, Susan P Lees-Miller, J N Mark Glover
Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repairs DNA double strand breaks in non-cycling eukaryotic cells. NHEJ relies on polynucleotide kinase/phosphatase (PNKP), which generates 5΄-phosphate/3΄-hydroxyl DNA termini that are critical for ligation by the NHEJ DNA ligase, LigIV. PNKP and LigIV require the NHEJ scaffolding protein, XRCC4. The PNKP FHA domain binds to the CK2-phosphorylated XRCC4 C-terminal tail, while LigIV uses its tandem BRCT repeats to bind the XRCC4 coiled-coil. Yet, the assembled PNKP-XRCC4-LigIV complex remains uncharacterized...
April 27, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453635/peak-bone-mass-and-bone-microarchitecture-in-adults-born-with-low-birth-weight-preterm-or-at-term-a-cohort-study
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Chandima Balasuriya, Kari Anne I Evensen, Mats P Mosti, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Geir W Jacobsen, Marit S Indredavik, Berit Schei, Astrid Kamilla Stunes, Unni Syversen
Context and objectives: Peak bone mass (PBM) is regarded as the most important determinant of osteoporosis. Growing evidence suggests a role of intrauterine programming in skeletal development. We examined PBM and trabecular bone score (TBS) in adults born preterm with very low birth weight (VLBW) or small for gestational age (SGA) at term compared with term-born controls. Design, setting, participants and outcomes: This follow-up cohort study included 186 men and women (25-28 years); 52 preterm VLBW (≤ 1500g), 59 term-born SGA (< 10th percentile), and 75 controls (>10th percentile)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453537/an-efficient-and-robust-mri-guided-radiotherapy-planning-approach-for-targeting-abdominal-organs-and-tumours-in-the-mouse
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Veerle Kersemans, John S Beech, Stuart Gilchrist, Paul Kinchesh, Philip D Allen, James Thompson, Ana L Gomes, Zenobia D'Costa, Luke Bird, Iain D C Tullis, Robert G Newman, Aurelien Corroyer-Dulmont, Nadia Falzone, Abul Azad, Katherine A Vallis, Owen J Sansom, Ruth J Muschel, Borivoj Vojnovic, Mark A Hill, Emmanouil Fokas, Sean C Smart
INTRODUCTION: Preclinical CT-guided radiotherapy platforms are increasingly used but the CT images are characterized by poor soft tissue contrast. The aim of this study was to develop a robust and accurate method of MRI-guided radiotherapy (MR-IGRT) delivery to abdominal targets in the mouse. METHODS: A multimodality cradle was developed for providing subject immobilisation and its performance was evaluated. Whilst CT was still used for dose calculations, target identification was based on MRI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453516/on-a-fractional-order-calculus-model-in-diffusion-weighted-breast-imaging-to-differentiate-between-malignant-and-benign-breast-lesions-detected-on-x-ray-screening-mammography
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Sebastian Bickelhaupt, Franziska Steudle, Daniel Paech, Anna Mlynarska, Tristan Anselm Kuder, Wolfgang Lederer, Heidi Daniel, Martin Freitag, Stefan Delorme, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Frederik Bernd Laun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a fractional order calculus (FROC) model in diffusion weighted imaging to differentiate between malignant and benign breast lesions in breast cancer screening work-up using recently introduced parameters (βFROC, DFROC and μFROC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective analysis within a prospective IRB-approved study included 51 participants (mean 58.4 years) after written informed consent. All patients had suspicious screening mammograms and indication for biopsy...
2017: PloS One
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