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# Changing moles

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Amy Kalowitz Bieber, Kathryn J Martires, Jennifer A Stein, Jane M Grant-Kels, Marcia S Driscoll, Miriam Keltz Pomeranz
Changes in melanocytic nevi during pregnancy are frequently attributed to the new hormonal milieu and are dismissed without concern for malignancy. Recent studies suggest that pregnancy itself does not induce significant change in nevi, and delays in the assessment of changing moles may contribute to the often more advanced nature of melanomas diagnosed during or soon after pregnancy. Nevi on the breasts and abdomen can grow as a result of skin expansion, but studies have found no significant changes in nevi located in more stable areas such as the back or lower extremities...
December 2, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Razique Anwer, Nazia Ahmad, Khalid I Al Qumaizi, Osama A Al Khamees, Waleed Mohammed Al Shaqha, Tasneem Fatma
Interaction of procarbazine (PCZ) with calf thymus DNA was studied using biophysical and molecular docking studies. Procarbazine was to interact with DNA with a binding constant of 6.52 × 10(3)  M(-1) as calculated using ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. To find out the binding mode, molecular docking was performed that predicted PCZ to interact with DNA through groove binding mode with binding affinity of -6.7 kcal/mole. To confirm the groove binding nature, different experiments were performed. Dye displacement assays confirmed the non-intercalative binding mode...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
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Increased photocatalytic activity of NiO and SnO2 was achieved by coupling and supporting of them onto clinoptilolite nanoparticles (NC) via calcination of Ni(II)-Sn(IV) - exchanged NC in photocatalytic degradation of metronidazole (MZ) aqueous solution. XRD, XRF, FTIR, SEM, X-ray mapping, DRS, TEM, BET Cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy techniques (EIS) were used for characterization of samples. Red shift occurred in bang gap energies of the coupled semiconductors with respect to monocomponent one...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
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Cyril Abadie, Samuel Mainguet, Marlène Davanture, Michael Hodges, Michel Zivy, Guillaume Tcherkez
Considerable efforts are currently devoted to understanding the regulation of primary carbon metabolism in plant leaves, which is known to change dramatically with environmental conditions, e.g. during light/dark transitions. Protein phosphorylation is believed to be a key factor in such a metabolic control. In fact, some studies have suggested modifications in the phosphorylation status of key enzymes in the dark compared with the light, or when photosynthesis varies. However, a general view of the phosphoproteome and reciprocal alterations in both the phosphoproteome and metabolome under a wide spectrum of CO2 and O2 conditions so as to vary both gross photosynthesis and photorespiration is currently lacking...
July 2016: Plant & Cell Physiology
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Paul Weston, Yuhaniz A Yaziz, David R Moles, Ian Needleman
BACKGROUND: Occlusal interventions may be used in adults with periodontitis. At present there is little consensus regarding the indications and effectiveness of occlusal interventions in periodontal patients. OBJECTIVES: To identify and analyse the evidence for the effect of occlusal interventions on adults who have periodontitis in relation to tooth loss, probing depths, clinical attachment level, adverse effects and patient-centred outcomes. SEARCH METHODS: The search was last conducted in April 2008...
November 28, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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INTRODUCTION: Conflicting reports are available on the relationship of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) and iron therapy with oxidative stress. AIM: To study the levels of markers of oxidative stress and anti-oxidant status in children with IDA and to assess the effect of iron therapy on the same. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, single centre, hospital based study was a sub-study of a randomized controlled trial conducted in the Department of Paediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh in collaboration with the Department of Biochemistry (of the same institution) between October 2009 to February 2011...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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Aaron Armstrong
Reported here are the results of a taphonomic analysis of the small mammals (between 0.75 kg and 4.5 kg adult body weight) and size 1 bovids (≤20 kg adult body weight) from the Middle Stone Age (MSA) sites of Die Kelders Cave 1 (DK1) and Pinnacle Point Site 5-6 (PP5-6), Western Cape Province, South Africa. This study provides a comprehensive taphonomic analysis of MSA small mammals with a focus on discerning the role of humans in their accumulation and the implications for human behavioral adaptations...
December 2016: Journal of Human Evolution
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Miranda E Orr, Valentina R Garbarino, Angelica Salinas, Rochelle Buffenstein
The naked mole-rat (NMR) is the longest-lived rodent with a maximum lifespan >31 years. Intriguingly, fully-grown naked mole-rats (NMRs) exhibit many traits typical of neonatal rodents. However, little is known about NMR growth and maturation, and we question whether sustained neotenous features when compared to mice, reflect an extended developmental period, commensurate with their exceptionally long life. We tracked development from birth to 3 years of age in the slowest maturing organ, the brain, by measuring mass, neural stem cell proliferation, axonal, and dendritic maturation, synaptogenesis and myelination...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
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Lies Laenen, Simon Dellicour, Valentijn Vergote, Inne Nauwelaers, Sarah De Coster, Ina Verbeeck, Bert Vanmechelen, Philippe Lemey, Piet Maes
Over the last decade, the recognized host range of hantaviruses has expanded considerably with the discovery of distinct hantaviruses in shrews, moles and bats. Unfortunately, in-depth studies of these viruses have been limited. Here we describe a comprehensive analysis of the spatial distribution, genetic diversity and evolution of Nova virus, a hantavirus that has the European mole as its natural host. Our analysis demonstrated that Nova virus has a high prevalence and widespread distribution in Belgium. While Nova virus displayed relatively high nucleotide diversity in Belgium, amino acid changes were limited...
December 2016: Molecular Ecology
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This Letter presents a measurement of the inelastic proton-proton cross section using 60  μb^{-1} of pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy sqrt[s] of 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Inelastic interactions are selected using rings of plastic scintillators in the forward region (2.07<|η|<3.86) of the detector. A cross section of 68.1±1.4  mb is measured in the fiducial region ξ=M_{X}^{2}/s>10^{-6}, where M_{X} is the larger invariant mass of the two hadronic systems separated by the largest rapidity gap in the event...
October 28, 2016: Physical Review Letters
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Yien Yien Soo, Kate Helen FitzGerald, Bandana Saini, Vicky Kritikos, John D Brannan, Rebekah Jane Moles
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an asthma first-aid training tool for childcare staff in Australia. The effects of training on both asthma knowledge and skills were assessed. METHODS A pre/post study design was utilised to assess changes in asthma knowledge and asthma first-aid skills in childcare staff before and after an educational intervention. Asthma first-aid skills were assessed from the participant's response to two scenarios in which a child was having a severe exacerbation of asthma...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
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Andreas Løken, Reidar Haugsrud, Tor S Bjørheim
Differentiating chemical and thermal expansion is virtually impossible to achieve experimentally. While thermal expansion stems from a softening of the phonon spectra, chemical expansion depends on the chemical composition of the material. In the present contribution, we, for the first time, completely decouple thermal and chemical expansion through first principles phonon calculations on BaCeO3, providing new fundamental insights to lattice expansion. We assess the influence of defects on thermal expansion, and how this in turn affects the interpretation of chemical expansion and defect thermodynamics...
November 16, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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Márcia Pessêgo, Sandra Gago, Nuno Basílio, César A T Laia, A Jorge Parola, João C Lima, Fernando Pina
A structurally constrained derivative of 4',7-dihydroxyflavylium was studied in aqueous solution and in CTAB micelles by pH jumps, flash photolysis and continuous irradiation with spectroscopic details assessed as well by theoretical calculations. In water, up to pH = 8, the compound shows only acid base chemistry with deprotonation of the flavylium cation to form a quinoidal base that further deprotonates with pKas of 4.8 and 7.4. In the basic region, unprotonated trans-chalcones are formed. No neutral trans-chalcone (Ct) is formed in water preventing the establishment of the well-known photochromism involving photoisomerization of this species with subsequent formation of the flavylium cation...
October 25, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
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Li Jin, Renjie Huo, Runping Guo, Fei Li, Dawei Wang, Ye Tian, Qingyuan Hu, Xiaoyong Wei, Zhanbing He, Yan Yan, Gang Liu
The electrostrictive effect has some advantages over the piezoelectric effect, including temperature stability and hysteresis-free character. In the present work, we report the diffuse phase transitions and electrostrictive properties in lead-free Fe(3+)-doped 0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 (BZT-0.5BCT) ferroelectric ceramics. The doping concentration was set from 0.25 to 2 mol %. It is found that by introducing Fe(3+) ion into BZT-0.5BCT, the temperature corresponding to permittivity maximum Tm was shifted toward lower temperature monotonically by 37 °C per mol % Fe(3+) ion...
November 1, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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Durata Haciu, Özgür Birer
Zinc acetate solution is sonicated at high power in water and in ethanol in the absence and presence of various peroxides. In the absence of peroxides, the products are zinc oxide and layered hydroxy zinc acetate in water and in ethanol, respectively. Layered basic zinc acetate are prepared for the first time using sonochemical methods. The addition of peroxides alters the reaction mechanisms. In water, insoluble peroxides produce zinc oxides while the water soluble peroxide, i.e. hydrogen peroxide, completely destroyed the structure and casted a doubt on the accepted peroxide initiated mechanism of reactions...
March 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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Tommaso Michele Moles, Antonio Pompeiano, Thais Huarancca Reyes, Andrea Scartazza, Lorenzo Guglielminetti
Landraces represent an important part of the biodiversity well-adapted under limiting environmental conditions. We investigated the response of two Southern Italy tomato landraces, the well-known San Marzano (our commercial standard) and a local accession called "Ciettaicale", to different levels of sodium chloride in water irrigation (from 0 up to 600 mM) for a short-time exposure (one week). The combination of the chlorophyll a fluorescence and gas exchange analyses suggested that Ciettaicale maintained a higher efficiency of photosystem II (PSII) photochemistry and CO2 utilization at high salinity concentrations than San Marzano...
October 12, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
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Astha Garg, Charles A Cartier, Kyle J M Bishop, Darrell Velegol
The zeta potential of a particle characterizes its motion in an electric field and is often thought to be negligible at high ionic strength (several moles per liter) due to thinning of the electrical double layer (EDL). Here, we describe zeta potential measurements on polystyrene latex (PSL) particles at monovalent salt concentrations up to saturation (∼5 M NaCl) using electrophoresis in sinusoidal electric fields and high-speed video microscopy. Our measurements reveal that the zeta potential remains finite at even the highest concentrations...
November 3, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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R Preston Mason, Robert F Jacob, Sandeep Shrivastava, Samuel C R Sherratt, Amitabha Chattopadhyay
Cholesterol crystalline domains characterize atherosclerotic membranes, altering vascular signaling and function. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce membrane lipid peroxidation and subsequent cholesterol domain formation. We evaluated non-peroxidation-mediated effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), other TG-lowering agents, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and other long-chain fatty acids on membrane fluidity, bilayer width, and cholesterol domain formation in model membranes. In membranes prepared at 1.5:1 cholesterol-to-phospholipid (C/P) mole ratio (creating pre-existing domains), EPA, glycyrrhizin, arachidonic acid, and alpha linolenic acid promoted the greatest reductions in cholesterol domains (by 65...
December 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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Anita T Layton, Kamel Laghmani, Volker Vallon, Aurélie Edwards
Sodium and its associated anions are the major determinant of extracellular fluid volume, and the reabsorption of Na(+) by the kidney plays a crucial role in long-term blood pressure control. The goal of this study was to investigate the extent to which inhibitors of transepithelial Na(+) transport (TNa) along the nephron alter urinary solute excretion and TNa efficiency and how those effects may vary along different nephron segments. To accomplish that goal, we used the multinephron model developed in the companion study (28)...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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Anita T Layton, Volker Vallon, Aurélie Edwards
The goal of this study was to investigate water and solute transport, with a focus on sodium transport (T$_{\rm Na}$) and metabolism along individual nephron segments under differing physiological and pathophysiological conditions. To accomplish this goal, we developed a computational model of solute transport and oxygen consumption (Q$_{\rm O2}$) along different nephron populations of a rat kidney. The model represents detailed epithelial and paracellular transport processes along both the superficial and juxtamedullary nephrons, with the loop of Henle of each model nephron extending to differing depths of the inner medulla...
October 5, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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