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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922839/first-description-of-a-new-uncultured-epsilon-sulfur-bacterium-colonizing-marine-mangrove-sediment-in-the-caribbean-thiovulum-sp-strain-karukerense
#1
Olivier Gros
Here, the first description is reported of an epsilon sulfur-oxidizing bacterium from sulfide-rich sediments of marine mangrove in the Caribbean. By transition electron microscopy it was shown that this new strain contains intracytoplasmic large internal sulfur granules, which was confirmed by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analyses performed using an environmental scanning electron microscope. The sulfur distribution obtained for this sulfur-oxidizing bacterial strain allowed us to conclude that elemental sulfur is formed as an intermediate oxidation product and stored intracellularly...
October 2, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922726/chronic-arsenicosis-and-cadmium-exposure-in-wild-snowshoe-hares-lepus-americanus-breeding-near-yellowknife-northwest-territories-canada-part-2-manifestation-of-bone-abnormalities-and-osteoporosis
#2
S Amuno, A Al Kaissi, A Jamwal, S Niyogi, C E Quenneville
Various bone abnormalities, including osteoporosis, have been associated with chronic arsenic and cadmium exposure in experimental animal models, but information regarding the bone pathology of wild population of small mammals breeding in contaminated environment is limited. This present study was conducted to comparatively assess the prevalence and pattern of skeletal abnormalities in free ranging snowshoe hares inhabiting an area heavily contaminated by arsenic and other trace metals, near the vicinity of the abandoned Giant mine, and in a reference location approximately 20km from the city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada...
September 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922642/influence-of-bi-doping-on-the-structure-and-photoluminescence-of-zno-phosphor-synthesized-by-the-combustion-method
#3
Trilok K Pathak, H C Swart, R E Kroon
Bismuth doped ZnO (BZO) phosphors have been synthesized by the combustion method. The effect of Bi doping up to 4mol% on the structural, morphological, optical and photoluminescence (PL) properties have been investigated. X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the BZO phosphors had the hexagonal wurtzite structure. The nanocrystallite size decreased from 75 to 38nm as the Bi concentration increased up to 3mol%, but then increased slightly for 4mol% Bi. The chemical states of the synthesized BZO phosphors were investigated using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and revealed the presence of both Bi(3+) and Bi(2+) charge states...
September 13, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922633/protein-extraction-into-the-bicontinuous-microemulsion-phase-of-a-water-sds-pentanol-dodecane-winsor-iii-system-effect-on-nanostructure-and-protein-conformation
#4
Douglas G Hayes, Ran Ye, Rachel N Dunlap, Matthew J Cuneo, Sai Venkatesh Pingali, Hugh M O'Neill, Volker S Urban
Bicontinuous microemulsions (BμEs), consisting of water and oil nanodomains separated by surfactant monolayers of near-zero curvature, are potentially valuable systems for purification and delivery of biomolecules, for hosting multiphasic biochemical reactions, and as templating media for preparing nanomaterials. We formed Winsor-III systems by mixing aqueous protein and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) solutions with dodecane and 1-pentanol (cosurfactant) to efficiently extract proteins into the middle (BμE) phase...
September 7, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922608/j-si-h-coupling-constants-of-activated-si-h-bonds
#5
Petra Meixner, Kilian Batke, Andreas Fischer, Dominik Schmitz, Georg Eickerling, Marcel Kalter, Klaus Ruhland, Klaus Eichele, José E Barquera-Lozada, Nicola P M Casati, Fabio Montisci, Piero Macchi, Wolfgang Scherer
We outline in this combined experimental and theoretical NMR study that sign and magnitude of J(Si,H) coupling constants provide reliable indicators to evaluate the extent of the oxidative addition of Si-H bonds in hydrosilane complexes. In combination with experimental electron density studies and MO analyses a simple structure-property relationship emerges: positive J(Si,H) coupling constants are observed in cases where M → L π-back-donation (M = transition metal; L = hydrosilane ligand) dominates. The corresponding complexes are located close to the terminus of the respective oxidative addition trajectory...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922584/characterization-and-pro-inflammatory-responses-of-spore-and-hyphae-samples-from-various-mold-species
#6
E Øya, Akj Afanou, N Malla, S Uhlig, E Rolen, I Skaar, A Straumfors, J O Winberg, B E Bang, P E Schwarze, W Eduard, J A Holme
Mold particles from Aspergillus fumigatus, Penicillium chrysogenum, Aspergillus versicolor and Stachybotrys chartarum have been linked to respiratory-related diseases. Here we characterized X-ray-inactivated spores and hyphae fragments from these species by number of particles, morphology, and mycotoxin, β-glucan and protease content/activity. The pro-inflammatory properties of mold particles were examined in human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) and THP-1 monocytes and phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)-differentiated THP-1...
September 18, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922543/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-degradation-of-microfiber-bioresorbable-coronary-scaffold
#7
Chi-Hung Huang, Sheng-Yang Lee, Sonida Horng, Louis-Georges Guy, Ting-Bin Yu
The degradation of Mirage Bioresorbable Microfiber Scaffold was evaluated in vitro and in vivo. The degradation in polymer molecular weight (MW), strut morphology, and integrity was accessed using gel permeation chromatography (GPC), X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) evaluation. To simulate the physiological degradation in vitro, scaffolds were deployed in silicone mock vessels connected to a peristaltic pumping system, which pumps 37°C phosphate-buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.4) at a constant rate. At various time points (30D, 60D, 90D, 180D, 270D, and 360D), the MW of microfibers decreased to 57...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922530/a-space-charge-treatment-of-the-increased-concentration-of-reactive-species-at-the-surface-of-a-ceria-solid-solution
#8
Alexander F Zurhelle, Xiaorui Tong, Andreas Klein, David S Mebane, Roger A De Souza
We apply a space-charge theory applicable to concentrated solid solutions-Poisson-Cahn theory-to describe quantitatively as a function of temperature and oxygen partial pressure published data obtained by in situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) for the concentration of Ce3+ (the reactive species) at the surface of the oxide catalyst Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9. In contrast to previous theoretical treatments, our calculations clearly indicate that the surface is positively charged and compensated by an attendant negative space-charge zone...
September 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922501/formation-and-structural-diversity-of-organo-functionalized-tin-silver-selenide-clusters
#9
Stefanie Dehnen, Niklas Rinn, Lukas Guggolz, Katharina Gries, Kerstin Volz, Jürgen Senker
When reacting the organic functionalized tin selenide clusters [(SnR1)3Se4Cl] (A, R1 = CMe2CH2C(O)Me) or [(SnR1)4Se6] (B) with (SiMe3)2Se and [Ag(PPh3)3Cl] at -78°C in CH2Cl2, a microcrystalline, intermediate (compound 1) precipitates, which was investigated by magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, and quantum chemistry. From these studies, a suggestion about its identity was derived. Compound 1 re-dissolves under reorganization into the organo-functionalized Ag/Sn/Se cluster compound [Ag6(μ6 Se)(Ag8Se12){(R1Sn)2Se2}6] (2), or the mixed-valence cluster [(AgPPh3)2(SnIICl)2Se2{(R1SnIV)2Se2}2] (3), depending on the presence or the exclusion of daylight, respectively...
September 18, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922481/photo-induced-assembly-of-a-luminescent-tetraruthenium-square
#10
Baptiste Laramée-Milette, Francesco Nastasi, Fausto Puntoriero, Sebastiano Campagna, Garry S Hanan
Self-assembly is a powerful synthetic tool that has led to the development of one-, two- and three-dimensional architectures. From MOFs to molecular flasks, self-assembled materials have proven to be of great interest to the scientific community. Here we describe a strategy for the construction and de-construction of a supramolecular structure through unprecedented photo-induced assembly and dis-assembly. The combination of two approaches, a [n×1]-directional bonding strategy and a ligand photo-dissociation strategy, allows the photo-induced assembly of a polypyridyl Ru(II) precursor into a discrete molecular square...
September 18, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922453/disruption-of-human-stratum-corneum-lipid-structure-by-sodium-dodecyl-sulfate
#11
Kaori Yanase, Ichiro Hatta
OBJECTIVE: Surfactants are major ingredients of body soaps and cleansers. Among them, harsh ones have been demonstrated to damage the skin. Stratum corneum (SC), the outermost barrier of skin layer, is rich in intercellular lipids. This lipid structure can be disrupted by surfactants, impairing the barrier function of the skin. Thus, we investigated the surfactant-induced disruption of the intercellular lipid structure of human SC at the molecular level using synchrotron X-ray diffraction...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922141/towards-an-in-plane-methodology-to-track-breast-lesions-by-using-mammograms-and-patient-specific-finite-element-simulations
#12
Andres Lapuebla-Ferri, Jose Cegoñino-Banzo, Antonio-Jose Jimenez-Mocholi, Amaya Perez Del Palomar
In breast cancer screening or diagnosis, it is usual to combine different images in order to locate a lesion as accurately as possible. These images are generated by using a single or several imaging techniques. As X-ray based mammography is used widespread, a breast lesion is located in the same plane of the image (mammogram), but tracking of a breast lesion across mammograms corresponding to different views is a daring task for medical physicians. According to this, simulation tools and methodologies that use patient-specific numerical models can facilitate the task of fusing information from different images...
September 18, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922105/hereditary-multiple-exostoses-clinical-molecular-and-radiologic-survey-in-9-families
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Karel Medek, Jiří Zeman, Tomáš Honzík, Hana Hansíková, Štěpánka Švecová, Kamila Beránková, Vendula Kučerová Vidrová, Miloslav Kuklík, Jiří Chomiak, Markéta Tesařová
Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) represents a heterogeneous group of diseases often associated with progressive skeletal deformities. Most frequently, mutations in EXT1 and EXT2 genes with autosomal dominant inheritance are responsible for HME. In our group of 9 families with HME we evaluated the clinical course of the disease and analysed molecular background using Sanger sequencing and MLPA in EXT1 and EXT2 genes. The mean age in our group of patients, when the first exostosis was recognised was 4.5 years (range 2-10 years) and the number of exostoses per one patient documented on X-ray ranged from 2 to 54...
2017: Prague Medical Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921989/universal-calibration-of-computationally-predicted-n-1s-binding-energies-for-interpretation-of-xps-experimental-measurements
#14
Jing Zhao, Fei Gao, Sidharam Pundlik Pujari, Han Zuilhof, Andrew Teplyakov
Computationally predicted N 1s core level energies are commonly used to interpret the experimental measurements obtained with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. This work compares the application of Koopmans' theorem to core electrons using the B3LYP functional with two commonly used basis sets, analyses the factors relevant to the comparison of the computational with experimental data, and presents several correlations that allow an accurate prediction of the N 1s binding energy. The first correlation is obtained with a series of known nitrogen-containing functional groups on well-characterized organic monolayers...
September 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921973/evans-showell-type-polyoxometalates-constructing-high-dimensional-inorganic-organic-hybrid-compounds-with-copper-organic-coordination-complexes-synthesis-and-oxidation-catalysis
#15
Haiyan An, Yujiao Hou, Lin Wang, Yumeng Zhang, Wei Yang, ShenZhen Chang
Four new hybrid architectures containing a [Co2Mo10H4O38](6-) polyoxoanion, (en)[Cu3(ptz)4(H2O)4][Co2Mo10H4O38]·24H2O (1), (Hbim)2[{Cu(bim)2(H2O)2}2{Co2Mo10H4O38}]·5H2O (2), H2[Cu(dpdo)3(H2O)4][{Cu2(dpdo)3(H2O)4(CH3CN)}2{Co2Mo10H4O38}2]·9H2O (3), and (H2bpp)4[{Cu(H2O)2}{NaCo2Mo10H4O38}2]·10H2O (4), where ptz = 5-(4-pyridyl)-1H-tetrazole, en = ethylenediamine, bim = benzimidazole, dpdo = 4,4'-bipyridine-N,N'-dioxide, and bpp = 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane, have been prepared and characterized through elemental analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, IR spectroscopy, and powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction...
September 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921970/tris-heteroleptic-iridium-complexes-based-on-cyclometalated-ligands-with-different-cores
#16
Yanouk Cudré, Felipe Franco de Carvalho, Gregory R Burgess, Louise Male, Simon J A Pope, Ivano Tavernelli, Etienne Baranoff
A series of tris-heteroleptic iridium complexes of the form [Ir(C^N(1))(C^N(2))(acac)] combining 2-phenylpyridine (ppy), 2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)pyridine (dFppy), 1-phenylpyrazole (ppz), and 1-(2,4-difluorophenyl)pyrazole (dFppz) as the C^N ligands have been synthesized and fully characterized by NMR, X-ray crystallography, UV-vis absorption and emission spectroscopy, and electrochemical methods. It is shown that "static properties" (e.g., absorption and emission spectra and redox potentials) are primarily dictated by the overall architecture of the complex, while "dynamic properties" (e...
September 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921964/versatile-synthetic-route-for-%C3%AE-functionalized-chlorins-and-porphyrins-by-varying-the-size-of-michael-donors-syntheses-photophysical-and-electrochemical-redox-properties
#17
Nivedita Chaudhri, Nitika Grover, Muniappan Sankar
One-pot facile synthesis and characterization of novel β-substituted meso-tetraphenylporphyrins and/or chlorins were described. The high regioselective reactivity of active methylene compounds in Michael addition reaction was reported to access β-substituted trans-chlorins. Size-dependent approach was applied for the fine-tuning of product formation from porphyrins to chlorins. Notably, we were able to isolate mono/trisubstituted porphyrin and/or di/tetra-substituted chlorin from one-pot synthesis for the first time in porphyrin chemistry...
September 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921958/electronic-structural-analysis-of-copper-ii-tempo-abno-complexes-provides-evidence-for-copper-i-oxoammonium-character
#18
Richard C Walroth, Kelsey C Miles, James T Lukens, Samantha N MacMillan, Shannon S Stahl, Kyle M Lancaster
Copper/aminoxyl species are proposed as key intermediates in aerobic alcohol oxidation. Several possible electronic structural descriptions of these species are possible, and the present study probes this issue by examining four crystallographically characterized Cu/aminoxyl halide complexes by Cu K-edge, Cu L2,3-edge, and Cl K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy. The mixing coefficients between Cu, aminoxyl, and halide orbitals are determined via these techniques with support from density functional theory...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921949/effects-of-high-temperature-and-thermal-cycling-on-the-performance-of-perovskite-solar-cells-acceleration-of-charge-recombination-and-deterioration-of-charge-extraction
#19
Arif D Sheikh, Rahim Munir, Md Azimul Haque, Ashok Bera, Weijin Hu, Parvez Shaikh, Aram Amassian, Tom Wu
In this work, we investigated the effects of high operating temperature and thermal cycling on the photovoltaic performance of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with a typical mesostructured (m)-TiO2-CH3NH3PbI3-xClx-spiro-OMeTAD architecture. After carrying out temperature-dependent grazing incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering (GIWAXS), in-situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) and optical absorption experiments, thermal durability of PSCs was tested by subjecting the devices to repetitive heating to 70 °C and cooling to room temperature (20 °C)...
September 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921931/technical-note-a-simple-algorithm-to-convert-epid-grey-values-into-absorbed-dose-to-water-without-prior-knowledge
#20
Christine Boutry, Aurélie Sors, Jimmy Fontaine, Nolwenn Delaby, Gregory Delpon
PURPOSE: Full integration of EPID-based dosimetry in a global quality control workflow is still complicated. All the actual solutions are based on a relation between image grey-level signal and total linac delivered dose. In this study, we propose a simple algorithm relying pixel grey-level of EPID image with average linac delivered dose per acquisition frame. METHODS: Calibration models are constructed for Varian and Elekta linacs including scattering conditions and EPID-arm backscatter specific corrections...
September 16, 2017: Medical Physics
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