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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534738/optocontrol-of-glutamate-receptor-activity-by-single-side-chain-photoisomerization
#1
Viktoria Klippenstein, Christian Hoppmann, Shixin Ye, Lei Wang, Pierre Paoletti
Engineering light-sensitivity into proteins has wide ranging applications in molecular studies and neuroscience. Commonly used tethered photoswitchable ligands, however, require solvent-accessible protein labeling, face structural constrains, and are bulky. Here, we designed a set of optocontrollable NMDA receptors by directly incorporating single photoswitchable amino acids (PSAAs) providing genetic encodability, reversibility, and site tolerance. We identified several positions within the multi-domain receptor endowing robust photomodulation...
May 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533539/a-single-walker-approach-for-studying-quasi-nonergodic-systems
#2
Zilvinas Rimas, Sergei N Taraskin
The jump-walking Monte-Carlo algorithm is revisited and updated to study the equilibrium properties of systems exhibiting quasi-nonergodicity. It is designed for a single processing thread as opposed to currently predominant algorithms for large parallel processing systems. The updated algorithm is tested on the Ising model and applied to the lattice-gas model for sorption in aerogel at low temperatures, when dynamics of the system is critically slowed down. It is demonstrated that the updated jump-walking simulations are able to produce equilibrium isotherms which are typically hidden by the hysteresis effect characteristic of the standard single-flip simulations...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532227/peptides-extracted-from-edible-mushroom-lentinus-squarrosulus-induces-apoptosis-in-human-lung-cancer-cells
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Arisara Prateep, Somruethai Sumkhemthong, Maneewan Suksomtip, Pithi Chanvorachote, Chatchai Chaotham
CONTEXT: Lentinus squarrosulus Mont. (Polyporaceae) is an interesting source of diverse bioactive compounds. OBJECTIVE: This is the first study of the anticancer activity and underlying mechanism of peptides extracted from Lentinus squarrosuls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Peptides were isolated from the aqueous extract of L. squarrosulus by employing solid ammonium sulphate precipitation. They were further purified by ion-exchange chromatography on diethylaminoethanol (DEAE)-cellulose and gel filtration chromatography on Sephadex G25...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529253/relationship-between-blurring-and-refocus-flip-angle-in-3d-double-inversion-recovery-mri
#4
Tomoyuki Wada, Norio Hayashi, Shunichi Motegi, Hiroyuki Nagase, Kouichi Ujita, Akio Ogura, Toshihiro Ogura, Takehiro Shimada, Yoshito Tsushima
It is important to optimize imaging parameters in 3D-double inversion recovery (DIR) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting cortical micro lesions. However, inadequate parameters markedly raise blurring in 3DDIR MRI. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the blurring and refocus flip angle (RFA) in 3D-DIR MRI. White matter attenuated inversion recovery (WAIR) images as a test sample were obtained by 1.5T MRI with various RFA settings (30°, 40°, 60°, 100°, 140°, 180°, and variable refocus flip angle (VRFA))...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526866/orbital-reorientation-in-mnv2o4-observed-by-v-nmr
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Euna Jo, Sejun Park, Jooseop Lee, Soonchil Lee, Jeong Hyun Shim, Takehito Suzuki, Takuro Katsufuji
The simultaneous occurrence of the structural and magnetic phase transitions observed in MnV2O4 is one clear example of strong interplay among the spin, orbital and lattice degrees of freedom. The structure of MnV2O4 is switched by the magnetic field and the linear magnetostriction is very high. The orbital order mediates the interaction between the spin and the lattice generating these phenomena. In this work, we present experimental evidence of an orbital order in MnV2O4 and its reorientation under a rotating magnetic field as obtained by nuclear magnetic resonance(NMR)...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526613/the-role-of-trochanteric-flip-osteotomy-in-fixation-of-certain-acetabular-fractures
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Sandeep Gupta, Jagdeep Singh, Jagandeep Singh Virk
PURPOSE: Complete visualization of certain acetabular fractures of posterior wall or column with cranial extension involving superior dome from standard surgical exposures is a challenge. Osteotomy of the greater trochanter has been used to enhance fracture visualization, especially the dome, in posterior and lateral exposures of the acetabulum. It also decreases the need for excessive muscle retraction. The purpose of the study was to investigate the outcome associated with trochanteric flip osteotomy in the management of certain acetabulum fractures...
March 23, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524543/snapshot-whole-brain-t1-relaxometry-using-steady-state-prepared-spiral-multislice-variable-flip-angle-imaging
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Rahel Heule, Josef Pfeuffer, Oliver Bieri
PURPOSE: Variable flip angle (VFA) imaging is widely used for whole-brain T1 quantification. Because of the requirement to acquire at least two sets of MR images at different flip angles, VFA relaxometry is relatively slow. Here, whole-brain VFA T1 mapping at 1.5 T is accelerated by using efficient spiral non-Cartesian imaging METHODS: To quantify T1 in the human brain, radiofrequency spoiled gradient-echo imaging is performed at two optimized flip angles using an interleaved 2D multislice sequence with high spoiling efficiency...
May 19, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522799/paramagnetic-resonance-in-spin-polarized-disordered-bose-einstein-condensates
#8
V M Kovalev, I G Savenko
We study the pseudo-spin density response of a disordered two-dimensional spin-polarized Bose gas to weak alternating magnetic field, assuming that one of the spin states of the doublet is macroscopically occupied and Bose-condensed while the occupation of the other state remains much smaller. We calculate spatial and temporal dispersions of spin susceptibility of the gas taking into account spin-flip processes due to the transverse-longitudinal splitting, considering microcavity exciton polaritons as a testbed...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521348/reuse-of-a-reversed-bone-pad-to-perforate-incompletely-penetrated-burr-holes-created-by-automatic-releasing-cranial-perforators
#9
Yasuo Murai, Eitaro Ishisaka, Atsushi Tsukiyama, Shunsuke Nakagawa, Fumihiro Matano, Kojiro Tateyama, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: It can be difficult to make complete burr holes using a perforator with automatic releasing systems in cases of a soft diploe or thick calvarial bone. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the utility of a flipped "bone pad" (BP) in recovery of penetration failure when using an automatic releasing perforator. METHODS: For craniotomy or ventricular drainage, the first step is to make 1 or more burr holes using a craniotome. Neurosurgeons sometimes incompletely penetrate the skull using the latest tools...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521154/-the-world-is-upside-down-the-innsbruck-goggle-experiments-of-theodor-erismann-1883-1961-and-ivo-kohler-1915-1985
#10
Pierre Sachse, Ursula Beermann, Markus Martini, Thomas Maran, Markus Domeier, Marco R Furtner
The "Innsbruck Goggle Experiments" on long-term wearing of reversing mirrors, prismatic and half prismatic goggles, and colored half goggles represent a milestone in research on adaptation (adapting to the introduced "disturbance") and after-effects (after removal of the "disturbance"). By means of these goggles it is, for example, possible to invert or distort the visual field (such as flipping top and bottom or left and right), as well as to observe how individuals learn to change the image back to vertical or recognize left and right...
April 23, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512091/conformational-flexibility-in-the-immunoglobulin-like-domain-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-glycoprotein-e2
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Ieva Vasiliauskaite, Ania Owsianka, Patrick England, Abdul Ghafoor Khan, Sarah Cole, Dorothea Bankwitz, Steven K H Foung, Thomas Pietschmann, Joseph Marcotrigiano, Felix A Rey, Arvind H Patel, Thomas Krey
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) glycoprotein E2 is the major target of neutralizing antibodies and is therefore highly relevant for vaccine design. Its structure features a central immunoglobulin (Ig)-like β-sandwich that contributes to the binding site for the cellular receptor CD81. We show that a synthetic peptide corresponding to a β-strand of this Ig-like domain forms an α-helix in complex with the anti-E2 antibody DAO5, demonstrating an inside-out flip of hydrophobic residues and a secondary structure change in the composite CD81 binding site...
May 16, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511285/increased-f4-80-hi-macrophages-is-associated-with-suppression-of-serum-transfer-induced-arthritis-in-mice-with-flip-reduced-in-myeloid-cells
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Qi-Quan Huang, Robert Birket, Renee E Doyle, G Kenneth Haines, Harris Perlman, Bo Shi, Philip Homan, Lianping Xing, Richard M Pope
OBJECTIVE: Macrophages are critical in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We recently demonstrated that FLIP (FLICE-like inhibitory protein) is necessary for the differentiation and/or survival of macrophages. We also identified that FLIP is highly expressed in RA synovial macrophages. This study was performed to determine if the reduction of Flip in macrophages would reduce synovial tissue macrophages and ameliorate serum transfer induced arthritis (STIA). METHODS: Mice with Flip deleted in myeloid cells (Flip(f/f) LysM(c/+) mice) and littermate controls were employed...
May 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510304/flip-flop-phenomenon-in-epidural-sufentanil-pharmacokinetics-a-population-study-in-children-and-infants
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Agnieszka Borsuk, Bogumiła Wołoszczuk-Gębicka, Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska, Jowita Rosada-Kurasińska, Agnieszka Bienert, Paweł Wiczling
The aims of this study were to develop a population pharmacokinetic model of sufentanil coadministered with 0.2% ropivacaine as an epidural infusion in infants and describe the sufentanil absorption profile from epidural space. Data from 2 previously published studies were merged for analysis-20 infants aged 3-36 months receiving sufentanil as an epidural infusion and 41 children 0-17 years old receiving sufentanil as a long-term intravenous infusion. A population nonlinear mixed-effects model was built in NONMEM...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508868/influence-of-age-and-eosinophilic-esophagitis-on-esophageal-distensibility-in-a-pediatric-cohort
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Calies Menard-Katcher, Alain J Benitez, Zhaoxing Pan, Faria N Ahmed, Benjamin J Wilkins, Kelley E Capocelli, Chris A Liacouras, Ritu Verma, Jonathan M Spergel, Glenn T Furuta, Amanda B Muir
OBJECTIVES: Sequelae of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) include food impaction and esophageal stricture. Duration of inflammation is a predicted risk factor; however, complications remain unpredictable. Studies using the functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) have demonstrated decreased distensibility of the esophagus in adult patients with EoE. As the impact of inflammation on the developing esophagus is unknown, we investigated esophageal distensibility in a pediatric cohort to determine the effect of age, ongoing inflammation, and fibrotic features on distensibility...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508081/evidence-and-mechanism-of-efficient-thermally-activated-delayed-fluorescence-promoted-by-delocalized-excited-states
#15
Takuya Hosokai, Hiroyuki Matsuzaki, Hajime Nakanotani, Katsumi Tokumaru, Tetsuo Tsutsui, Akihiro Furube, Keirou Nasu, Hiroko Nomura, Masayuki Yahiro, Chihaya Adachi
The design of organic compounds with nearly no gap between the first excited singlet (S1) and triplet (T1) states has been demonstrated to result in an efficient spin-flip transition from the T1 to S1 state, that is, reverse intersystem crossing (RISC), and facilitate light emission as thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF). However, many TADF molecules have shown that a relatively appreciable energy difference between the S1 and T1 states (~0.2 eV) could also result in a high RISC rate. We revealed from a comprehensive study of optical properties of TADF molecules that the formation of delocalized states is the key to efficient RISC and identified a chemical template for these materials...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505870/first-order-phase-transition-in-a-majority-vote-model-with-inertia
#16
Hanshuang Chen, Chuansheng Shen, Haifeng Zhang, Guofeng Li, Zhonghuai Hou, Jürgen Kurths
We generalize the original majority-vote model by incorporating inertia into the microscopic dynamics of the spin flipping, where the spin-flip probability of any individual depends not only on the states of its neighbors, but also on its own state. Surprisingly, the order-disorder phase transition is changed from a usual continuous or second-order type to a discontinuous or first-order one when the inertia is above an appropriate level. A central feature of such an explosive transition is a strong hysteresis behavior as noise intensity goes forward and backward...
April 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498613/a-series-of-bimetallic-ammonium-alna-formates
#17
Yao Yu, Ran Shang, Sa Chen, Bing-Wu Wang, Zheming Wang, Song Gao
A series of AlNa bimetallic ammonium metal formate frameworks (AlNa AMFFs) have been prepared by employing various ammoniums from the smallest NH4+ to larger linear polyammoniums. The series consists of six perovskites of (412*63) topology for mono-ammoniums, two chiral (49*66) frameworks incorporating polyethylene-ammoniums, two niccolites with (412*63)(49*66) topology containing diammoniums, and two layered compounds made of 2D (4,4) AlNa-formate sheets intercalated by small diammoniums. The first ten compounds present the structural hierarchy of (412*63)m(49*66)n framework topologies for (m, n) = (1, 0), (0, 1), and (1, 1), respectively, in parallel to the homometallic AMFFs for divalent metals...
May 12, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498469/expression-of-c-flip-in-a-rat-model-of-sepsis-and-its-effects-on-endothelial-apoptosis
#18
Lei Shen, Zhengda Sun, Feng Zhao, Wei Wang, Wenhong Zhang, Hechen Zhu
Sepsis is characterized by the impaired regulation of inflammatory responses. Apoptosis is important in the pathogenesis of sepsis. Cellular FLICE‑inhibitory protein (c‑FLIP) is a catalytically inactive caspase‑8 homologue, which negatively interferes with apoptotic signaling. The role of c‑FLIP in sepsis and in endothelial cell apoptosis, a critical step in the pathogenesis of sepsis, remains controversial. In the present study, to investigate the relationship between c‑FLIP and sepsis, a rat model of sepsis was induced by cecal ligation and puncture, and western blot analysis was used to detect the expression of c‑FLIPL, the long isoform of c‑FLIP...
May 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497465/designing-3d-selective-adiabatic-radiofrequency-pulses-with-single-and-parallel-transmission
#19
Albert Jang, Xiaoping Wu, Edward J Auerbach, Michael Garwood
PURPOSE: To introduce a method of designing single and parallel transmit (pTx) 3D adiabatic π pulses for inverting and refocusing spins that are insensitive to transmit B1 ( B1+) inhomogeneity. THEORY AND METHODS: A 3D adiabatic pulse is created by replacing each piece-wise constant element (or sub-pulse) of an adiabatic full passage (AFP) by a 2D selective pulse. In this study, the parent AFP is an HS1 and each sub-pulse is a 2D pulse derived from a jinc function designed using a spiral k-trajectory...
May 12, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496377/advances-in-medical-education-and-practice-student-perceptions-of-the-flipped-classroom
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Mohammed Salik Sait, Zohaib Siddiqui, Yasir Ashraf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
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