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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714927/development-and-application-of-a-structural-health-monitoring-system-based-on-wireless-smart-aggregates
#1
Shi Yan, Haoyan Ma, Peng Li, Gangbing Song, Jianxin Wu
Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems can improve the safety and reliability of structures, reduce maintenance costs, and extend service life. Research on concrete SHMs using piezoelectric-based smart aggregates have reached great achievements. However, the newly developed techniques have not been widely applied in practical engineering, largely due to the wiring problems associated with large-scale structural health monitoring. The cumbersome wiring requires much material and labor work, and more importantly, the associated maintenance work is also very heavy...
July 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698163/selective-effect-of-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticles-on-osteoporotic-and-healthy-bone-formation-correlates-with-intracellular-calcium-homeostasis-regulation
#2
Rui Zhao, Pengfei Xie, Kun Zhang, Zhurong Tang, Xuening Chen, Xiangdong Zhu, Yujiang Fan, Xiao Yang, Xingdong Zhang
Adequate bone substitutes osseointegration has been difficult to achieve in osteoporosis. Hydroxyapatite of the osteoporotic bone, secreted by pathologic osteoblasts, had a smaller crystal size and lower crystallinity than that of the normal. To date, little is known regarding the interaction of synthetic hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (HANPs) with osteoblasts born in bone rarefaction. The present study investigated the biological effects of HANPs on osteoblastic cells derived from osteoporotic rat bone (OVX-OB), in comparison with the healthy ones (SHM-OB)...
July 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677511/-mapping-hiv-prevalence-in-the-netherlands-with-geographic-information-systems
#3
E L M Op de Coul, I K Joore, A van Sighem, B C J Bom, M Hillebregt, J M Prins, S E Geerlings, J E A M van Bergen
OBJECTIVE: To map regions of the Netherlands with high HIV prevalence for surveillance and prevention purposes. METHOD: Information on numbers of HIV patients receiving clinical care on 31 December 2014 per postcode region was requested from the HIV monitoring foundation (SHM). These details were related to data from Statistics Netherlands on the number of residents per municipal area or district with the aid of a geographic information system (GIS). RESULTS: Distribution mapping showed that ten municipal areas in the Netherlands have an HIV prevalence of 2 or more per 1000 residents aged 15-60 years...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653072/from-graphite-to-interconnected-reduced-graphene-oxide-one-pot-synthesis-and-supercapacitor-application
#4
Boopathi Sidhureddy, Antony Raj Thiruppathi, Aicheng Chen
An innovative one-pot approach for the scalable production of novel interconnected reduced graphene oxide (IC-RGO) is demonstrated, and we name it the streamlined Hummers method (SHM). The formed IC-RGO represents a new type of three-dimensional platform, promising for many graphene related energy, environmental and medical applications.
July 6, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630079/what-are-the-primary-limitations-in-b-cell-affinity-maturation-and-how-much-affinity-maturation-can-we-drive-with-vaccination-lessons-from-the-antibody-response-to-hiv-1
#5
Gabriel D Victora, Hugo Mouquet
Most broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV-1 have in common an extreme degree of somatic hypermutation (SHM), which correlates with their ability to neutralize multiple viral strains. However, achieving such extreme SHM by immunization remains a challenge. Here, we discuss how antigenic variation during HIV-1 infection may work to exacerbate SHM by permitting multiple iterative cycles of affinity maturation in germinal centers, and speculate on how this could be recapitulated through vaccination.
June 19, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587161/structural-health-monitoring-for-a-z-type-special-vehicle
#6
Chaolin Yuan, Liang Ren, Hongnan Li
Nowadays there exist various kinds of special vehicles designed for some purposes, which are different from regular vehicles in overall dimension and design. In that case, accidents such as overturning will lead to large economical loss and casualties. There are still no technical specifications to follow to ensure the safe operation and driving of these special vehicles. Owing to the poor efficiency of regular maintenance, it is more feasible and effective to apply real-time monitoring during the operation and driving process...
June 1, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586748/haematological-malignancies-following-temozolomide-treatment-for-paediatric-high-grade-glioma
#7
Michael Karremann, Nadja Krämer, Marion Hoffmann, Maria Wiese, Andreas Beilken, Selim Corbacioglu, Dagmar Dilloo, Pablo Hernáiz Driever, Wolfram Scheurlen, Andreas Kulozik, Gerrit H Gielen, André O von Bueren, Matthias Dürken, Christof M Kramm
BACKGROUND: Temozolomide (TMZ) is widely used in high-grade glioma (HGG). There is a major concern of treatment-induced secondary haematological malignancies (SHMs). Due to the poor overall survival of HGG patients, the true incidence is yet elusive. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the risk of SHMs following TMZ in paediatric HGG. METHODS: We analysed 487 patients from the HIT-HGG database of the German-speaking Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology with follow up beyond 1 year...
August 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584254/whole-genome-sequencing-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-reveals-distinct-differences-in-the-mutational-landscape-between-ighv-mut-and-ighv-unmut-subgroups
#8
A Burns, R Alsolami, J Becq, A Timbs, D Bruce, P Robbe, D Vavoulis, M Cabes, H Dreau, J Taylor, S J L Knight, R Mansson, D Bentley, R Beekman, J I Martín-Subero, E Campo, R S Houlston, K E Ridout, A Schuh
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) consists of two biologically and clinically distinct subtypes defined by the abundance of somatic hypermutation (SHM) affecting the Ig variable heavy chain locus (IgHV). The molecular mechanisms underlying these subtypes are incompletely understood. Here, we present a comprehensive whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis of somatically acquired genetic events from 46 CLL patients, including a systematic comparison of coding and non-coding SNVs, CNVs and structural variants, regions of kataegis and mutation signatures between IgHV(mut) and IgHV(unmut) subtypes...
June 6, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561786/distributed-piezoelectric-sensor-system-for-damage-identification-in-structures-subjected-to-temperature-changes
#9
Jaime Vitola, Francesc Pozo, Diego A Tibaduiza, Maribel Anaya
Structural health monitoring (SHM) is a very important area in a wide spectrum of fields and engineering applications. With an SHM system, it is possible to reduce the number of non-necessary inspection tasks, the associated risk and the maintenance cost in a wide range of structures during their lifetime. One of the problems in the detection and classification of damage are the constant changes in the operational and environmental conditions. Small changes of these conditions can be considered by the SHM system as damage even though the structure is healthy...
May 31, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546550/human-igg2-and-igg4-expressing-memory-b-cells-display-enhanced-molecular-and-phenotypic-signs-of-maturity-and-accumulate-with-age
#10
Britt G de Jong, Hanna IJspeert, Lemelinda Marques, Mirjam van der Burg, Jacques Jm van Dongen, Bruno G Loos, Menno C van Zelm
The mechanisms involved in sequential immunoglobulin G (IgG) class switching are still largely unknown. Sequential IG class switching is linked to higher levels of somatic hypermutation (SHM) in vivo, but it remains unclear if these are generated temporally during an immune response or upon activation in a secondary response. We here aimed to uncouple these processes and to distinguish memory B cells from primary and secondary immune responses. SHM levels and IgG subclasses were studied with 454 pyrosequencing on blood mononuclear cells from young children and adults as models for primary and secondary immunological memory...
May 26, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544397/efficacy-and-acceptance-of-a-high-velocity-microdroplet-device-for-interdental-cleaning-in-gingivitis-patients-a-monitored-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
I Stauff, Shm Derman, A G Barbe, K C Hoefer, M Bizhang, S Zimmer, M J Noack
OBJECTIVES: To compare in a randomized clinical trial the efficacy of a high-velocity microdroplet device for interdental cleaning vs dental floss at reducing plaque and gingivitis. METHODS: Sixty participants with an irregular interdental home cleaning regime were randomly assigned to use either a microdroplet device (n=40, test) or dental floss (n=20, control) for 4 weeks. At baseline and reassessment, the papilla bleeding index, the modified proximal plaque index and the amount of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) were recorded...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541550/integrity-of-immunoglobulin-variable-region-is-supported-by-ganp-during-aid-induced-somatic-hypermutation-in-germinal-center-b-cells
#12
Mohammed Mansour Abbas Eid, Mayuko Shimoda, Shailendra Kumar Singh, Sarah Ameen Almofty, Phuong Pham, Myron F Goodman, Kazuhiko Maeda, Nobuo Sakaguchi
Immunoglobulin (Ig) affinity maturation depends on somatic hypermutation (SHM) in variable (V) regions initiated by activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID). AID induces transition mutations by C→U deamination on both strands, causing C:G→T:A. Error-prone repairs of U by base excision and mismatch repairs create transversion mutations at C/G and mutations at A/T sites. In Neuberger's model, it remained to clarify how transition/transversion repair is regulated. We investigate role of AID-interacting GANP (germinal-center associated nuclear protein) in IgV SHM profile...
May 24, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539926/gene-specific-substitution-profiles-describe-the-types-and-frequencies-of-amino-acid-changes-during-antibody-somatic-hypermutation
#13
Zizhang Sheng, Chaim A Schramm, Rui Kong, James C Mullikin, John R Mascola, Peter D Kwong, Lawrence Shapiro
Somatic hypermutation (SHM) plays a critical role in the maturation of antibodies, optimizing recognition initiated by recombination of V(D)J genes. Previous studies have shown that the propensity to mutate is modulated by the context of surrounding nucleotides and that SHM machinery generates biased substitutions. To investigate the intrinsic mutation frequency and substitution bias of SHMs at the amino acid level, we analyzed functional human antibody repertoires and developed mGSSP (method for gene-specific substitution profile), a method to construct amino acid substitution profiles from next-generation sequencing-determined B cell transcripts...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536306/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-with-mutated-ighv4-34-receptors-shared-and-distinct-immunogenetic-features-and-clinical-outcomes
#14
Aliki Xochelli, Panagiotis Baliakas, Ioannis Kavakiotis, Andreas Agathangelidis, Lesley-Ann Sutton, Eva Minga, Stavroula Ntoufa, Eugen Tausch, Xiao-Jie Yan, Tait D Shanafelt, Karla Plevova, Myriam Boudjogra, Davide Rossi, Zadie Davis, Alba Navarro, Yorick Sandberg, Fie Juhl Vojdeman, Lydia Scarfò, Niki Stavroyianni, Andrey Sudarikov, Silvio Veronese, Tatiana Tzenou, Teodora Karan Djurasevic, Mark A Catherwood, Dirk Kienle, Maria Chatzouli, Monica Facco, Jasmin Bahlo, Christiane Pott, Lone Bredo Pedersen, Larry Mansouri, Karin E Smedby, Charles C Chu, Véronique Giudicelli, Marie-Paule Lefranc, Panagiotis Panagiotidis, Gunnar Juliusson, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Ioannis Vlahavas, Darko Antic, Livio Trentin, Marco Montillo, Carsten U Niemann, Hartmut Dohner, Anton W Langerak, Sarka Pospisilova, Michael Hallek, Elias Campo, Nicholas- Chiorazzi, Nikos Maglaveras, David Oscier, Gianluca Gaidano, Diane F Jelinek, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Ioanna Chouvarda, Nikos Darzentas, Chrysoula Belessi, Frédéric Davi, Anastasia Hadzidimitriou, Richard Rosenquist, Paolo Ghia, Kostas Stamatopoulos
We sought to investigate if B cell receptor immunoglobulin (BcR IG) stereotypy is associated with particular clinicobiological features amongst chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients expressing mutated BcR IG (M-CLL) encoded by the IGHV4-34 gene, and also ascertain whether these associations could refine prognostication.<br /> <p>Experimental Design: In a series of 19,907 CLL cases with available immunogenetic information, we identified 339 IGHV4-34 expressing cases assigned to one of the four largest stereotyped M-CLL subsets, namely subsets #4, #16, #29 and #201, and investigated in detail their clinicobiological characteristics and disease outcomes...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531144/impact-damage-localisation-with-piezoelectric-sensors-under-operational-and-environmental-conditions
#15
Mohammad Saleh Salmanpour, Zahra Sharif Khodaei, M H Ferri Aliabadi
Guided-wave structural health monitoring (SHM) systems with piezoelectric sensors are investigated for localisation of barely visible impact damage in CFRP plates under vibration and different thermal conditions. A single baseline set is used in a delay-and-sum algorithm with temperature correction for damage localisation in a large temperature range. Damage localisation is also demonstrated under transient thermal conditions, with signals recorded while the temperature is rapidly decreased. Damage severity due to successive impact events is studied under constant temperature...
May 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515723/different-somatic-hypermutation-levels-among-antibody-subclasses-disclosed-by-a-new-next-generation-sequencing-based-antibody-repertoire-analysis
#16
Kazutaka Kitaura, Hiroshi Yamashita, Hitomi Ayabe, Tadasu Shini, Takaji Matsutani, Ryuji Suzuki
A diverse antibody repertoire is primarily generated by the rearrangement of V, D, and J genes and subsequent somatic hypermutation (SHM). Class-switch recombination (CSR) produces various isotypes and subclasses with different functional properties. Although antibody isotypes and subclasses are considered to be produced by both direct and sequential CSR, it is still not fully understood how SHMs accumulate during the process in which antibody subclasses are generated. Here, we developed a new next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based antibody repertoire analysis capable of identifying all antibody isotype and subclass genes and used it to examine the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of 12 healthy individuals...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482199/adar-deaminase-a-to-i-editing-of-dna-and-rna-moieties-of-rna-dna-hybrids-has-implications-for-the-mechanism-of-ig-somatic-hypermutation
#17
Edward J Steele, Robyn A Lindley
The implications are discussed of recently published biochemical studies on ADAR-mediated A-to-I DNA and RNA deamination at RNA:DNA hybrids. The significance of these data are related to previous work on strand-biased and codon-context mutation signatures in B lymphocytes and cancer genomes. Those studies have established that there are two significant strand biases at A:T and G:C base pairs, A-site mutations exceed T-site mutations (A>T) by 2.9 fold and G-site mutations exceed C-site mutations (G>C) by 1...
April 21, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471418/multiple-two-way-time-message-exchange-ttme-time-synchronization-for-bridge-monitoring-wireless-sensor-networks
#18
Fanrong Shi, Xianguo Tuo, Simon X Yang, Huailiang Li, Rui Shi
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been widely used to collect valuable information in Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of bridges, using various sensors, such as temperature, vibration and strain sensors. Since multiple sensors are distributed on the bridge, accurate time synchronization is very important for multi-sensor data fusion and information processing. Based on shape of the bridge, a spanning tree is employed to build linear topology WSNs and achieve time synchronization in this paper. Two-way time message exchange (TTME) and maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) are employed for clock offset estimation...
May 4, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463745/frequency-selection-for-coda-wave-interferometry-in-concrete-structures
#19
Patrik Fröjd, Peter Ulriksen
This study contributes to the establishment of frequency recommendations for use in coda wave interferometry structural health monitoring (SHM) systems for concrete structures. To this end, codas with widely different central frequencies were used to detect boreholes with different diameters in a large concrete floor slab, and to track increasing damage in a small concrete beam subjected to bending loads. SHM results were obtained for damage that can be simulated by drilled holes on the scale of a few mm or microcracks due to bending...
September 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457696/numerous-ontogenetic-roads-to-mantle-cell-lymphoma-immunogenetic-and-immunohistochemical-evidence
#20
Evi Pouliou, Aliki Xochelli, George Kanellis, Evangelia Stalika, Lesley-Ann Sutton, Alba Navarro, Andreas Agathangelidis, Kypros Dimosthenous, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Efstratios Patsouris, Penelope Korkolopoulou, Christer Sundstrom, Paolo Ghia, Maurilio Ponzoni, Birgitta Sander, Elias Campo, Richard Rosenquist, Anastasia Hadzidimitriou, Kostas Stamatopoulos, Theodora Papadaki
To obtain insight into the ontogeny of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), we assessed 206 patients from a morphological, immunohistochemical, and immunogenetic perspective. Our series included nodal (n = 151), extranodal (n = 28), and primary splenic (n = 27) MCL cases. Skewing of the immunoglobulin heavy variable (IGHV) gene repertoire was noted, with only four IGHV genes accounting for 46% of cases and approximately 70% of cases (107/154) bearing an imprint of somatic hypermutation (SHM) ranging from minimal to pronounced...
July 2017: American Journal of Pathology
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