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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092866/transmembrane-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-promotes-the-recruitment-of-mdscs-to-tumor-tissue-by-upregulating-cxcr4-expression-via-tnfr2
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Hongping Ba, Baihua Li, Xiaoyan Li, Cheng Li, Anlin Feng, Yazhen Zhu, Jing Wang, Zhuoya Li, Bingjiao Yin
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) accumulated in tumor sites promote immune evasion. We found that TNFR deficiency-induced rejection of transplanted tumor was accompanied with markedly decreased accumulation of MDSCs. However, the mechanism(s) behind this phenomenon is not completely understood. Here, we demonstrated that TNFR deficiency did not affect the amount of MDSCs in bone marrow (BM), but decreased accumulation of Gr-1(+)CD11b(+) MDSCs in the spleen and tumor tissues. The chemotaxis of Tnfr(-/-) MDSCs was prominently decreased in response to both tumor cell culture supernatants and tumor tissue homogenates from Tnfr(-/-) and wild-type mice, indicating an effect of TNFR signaling on chemokine receptor expression in MDSCs...
January 13, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092741/waste-to-energy-ash-monofill-mining-an-environmental-characterization-of-recovered-material
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Justin G Roessler, Timothy G Townsend, Abhimanyu Kanneganti
Samples of combined bottom and fly ash produced at a U.S. waste-to-energy facility were collected from an ash monofill. These samples represented ash monofilled between 1991 and 2008. The ash samples were characterized for total element content and leachability; trends in these parameters were evaluated as a function of sample depth and ash age. Comparison to risk thresholds was used to assess the relative magnitude of the total and leachable mass of elements in the monofilled ash. Natural carbonation was found to have occurred in the monofilled ash, reducing the pH and leachability of Al and Pb...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092501/parallel-molecular-distributed-detection-with-brownian-motion
#3
Uri Rogers, Min-Sung Koh
This paper explores the in vivo distributed detection of an undesired biological agent's (BAs) biomarkers by a group of biological sized nanomachines in an aqueous medium under drift. The term distributed, indicates that the system information relative to the BAs presence is dispersed across the collection of nanomachines, where each nanomachine possesses limited communication, computation, and movement capabilities. Using Brownian motion with drift, a probabilistic detection and optimal data fusion framework, coined molecular distributed detection, will be introduced that combines theory from both molecular communication and distributed detection...
December 2016: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089529/material-characterization-of-the-mswi-bottom-ash-as-a-function-of-particle-size-effects-of-glass-recycling-over-time
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R Del Valle-Zermeño, J Gómez-Manrique, J Giro-Paloma, J Formosa, J M Chimenos
Differences during the last 15years in materials' composition in Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (MSWI) regarding bottom ash (BA) were assessed as a function of particle size (>16, 8-16, 4-8, 2-4, 1-2 and 0-1mm). After sieving, fractions >2mm were carefully washed in order to separate fine particles adhering to bigger particles. The characterization took into account five types of materials: glass (primary and secondary), ceramics (natural and synthetic), non-ferrous metals, ferrous metals and unburned organic matter...
January 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088511/brief-report-egfr-l858m-l861q-cis-mutations-confer-selective-sensitivity-to-afatinib
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Jamie A Saxon, Lynette M Sholl, Pasi A Jänne
INTRODUCTION: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have been developed to treat patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutant lung cancers. However, the therapeutic efficacy of TKIs in patients with uncommon EGFR mutations remains unclear. METHODS: Next-generation sequencing was performed on a patient's lung adenocarcinoma tumor sample, revealing rare combined in cis (on the same allele) EGFR mutations. Stable Ba/F3 and NIH-3T3 cell lines harboring the mutations were established to investigate the effect of first, second, and third generation EGFR TKIs on cell proliferation by MTS assay and EGFR phosphorylation by Western blotting...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088368/pollutants-and-biomarker-responses-in-two-reef-fish-species-haemulon-aurolineatum-and-ocyurus-chrysurus-in-the-southern-gulf-of-mexico
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Gerardo Gold-Bouchot, J Rubio-Piña, J Montero-Muñoz, N Ramirez-Miss, A Echeverría-García, V Patiño-Suarez, C A Puch-Hau, O Zapata-Pérez
The environmental quality differences between two groups of reefs in the Veracruz Reef System were evaluated. The North group of reefs is very close to Veracruz, an urban and port zone, whereas the South group is more isolated, with minor anthropogenic disturbances. To prove the hypothesis that the North group is more affected by anthropogenic activities, the concentrations of hydrocarbons in liver, metals and metalloids such as Se, As, Ba, Cd, Hg and V in muscle, and PAH metabolites in bile were evaluated, and related to biomarkers (transcript abundance of cytochrome P4501A, Vitellogenin, and Glutathione-S-transferase) in two species of fish: Haemulon aurolineatum and Ocyurus chysurus...
January 11, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088119/composite-films-of-metal-doped-cos-carbon-allotropes-efficient-electrocatalyst-counter-electrodes-for-high-performance-quantum-dot-sensitized-solar-cells
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Seyede Sara Khalili, Hossein Dehghani, Malihe Afrooz
This study reports the enhanced catalytic ability of metal ions-doped CoS and CoS/carbon allotrope counter electrodes (CEs) (synthesized using a successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) method) to improve the power conversion efficiency (η) in quantum dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs). Firstly, doping effects of different metal ions (Mg(2+), Ca(2+), Sr(2+) and Ba(2+)) in the CoS CE on the QDSSCs performance have been investigated. Overall, among the different metal doped CoS CEs, the best energy conversion efficiency of 2...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087766/control-of-amygdala-circuits-by-5-ht-neurons-via-5-ht-and-glutamate-co-transmission
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Ayesha Sengupta, Marco Bocchio, David M Bannerman, Trevor Sharp, Marco Capogna
: The serotonin (5-HT) system and the amygdala are key regulators of emotional behavior. Several lines of evidence suggest that 5-HT transmission in the amygdala is implicated in the susceptibility and drug treatment of mood disorders. Thus, elucidating the physiological mechanisms through which midbrain 5-HT neurons modulate amygdala circuits could be pivotal in understanding emotional regulation in health and disease. To shed light on these mechanisms, we performed patch-clamp recordings from basal amygdala (BA) neurons in brain slices from mice with channelrhodopsin (ChR2) genetically targeted to 5-HT neurons...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087142/ultrastructural-characteristics-of-the-mature-spermatozoon-of-the-digenean-sclerodistomum-italicum-stossich-1893-hemiuroidea-sclerodistomidae-intestinal-parasite-of-hypocanthus-amia-teleostei-carangidae
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Papa Ibnou Ndiaye, Yann Quilichini, Adji Mama Marigo, Cheikh Tidiane Bâ, Vasyl V Tkach, Bernard Marchand
The mature spermatozoon of Sclerodistomum italicum is filiform, tapered at both ends and shows the following features: 2 axonemes of the 9+"1" pattern of the Trepaxonemata, mitochondrion, nucleus and parallel cortical microtubules. The specific features of the spermatozoon of S. italicum include the simultaneous presence of two types of extramembranous ornamentations, the presence of short cortical microtubules in the anterior part of the spermatozoon and the presence of only one bundle of cortical microtubules in the median part of the spermatozoon...
December 30, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087083/-isolated-microspherophakia-in-a-senegalese-family
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P A Ndoye Roth, S A Toure, H Kane, A S Sow, A M Wane, J M Ndiaye, A M Ka, J P Diagne, H M Diallo, M E Demedeiros Quenum, M Nguer, E A Ba, P A Ndiaye, M R Ndiaye
PURPOSE: To report the clinical investigation of isolated microspherophakia involving a Senegalese family in order to appreciate its functional impact. OBSERVATIONS: This is a rural family comprised of 7 members. The sibship included three girls and two boys. One of the girls, who lived in a distant zone, was unable to be examined. Of all the examined members of the family, only the father was unaffected by the illness. There was no consanguinity. The general medical examination was normal...
January 10, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081481/fatigue-limits-of-different-peek-materials-for-dental-implants
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Andreas Dominik Schwitalla, Tycho Zimmermann, Tobias Spintig, Ilona Kallage, Wolf-Dieter Müller
The increasing use of PEEK (poly-ether-ether-ketone) as a substitute for metal implant components has led to the suggestion that it could also be used as an alternative to titanium in the field of dental implants. A major requirement for dental implant materials is their resistance to cyclic loading due to mastication. A special fatigue test was designed to evaluate the elastic behavior and long-term form stability of cylindrically shaped PEEK specimens of 4, 5 and 6mm in diameter, using 11 different PEEK materials of various grades: unfilled, filled with titanium dioxide or barium sulfate powder, reinforced with short carbon fibers or short glass fibers, and reinforced with continuous carbon fibers...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081359/benzoic-acid-enhances-embryo-implantation-through-lif-dependent-expression-of-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-and-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-5
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Hee-Jung Choi, Tae-Wook Chung, Mi-Ju Park, Hyung Sik Kim, Sooseong You, Myeong Soo Lee, Bo Sun Joo, Kyu Sup Lee, Keuk-Jun Kim, Gabbine Wee, Choong-Yong Kim, Cheorl-Ho Kim, Ki-Tae Ha
The embryo implantation is crucial step for successful pregnancy. Diverse factors including adhesion molecules, growth factors, and cytokines are important to the embryo implantation through improving endometrial receptivity. Benzoic acid (BA), a component of various plants, has been shown to have anti-fungal and anti-oxidant effects. However, the effect of BA on the embryo implantation remains unknown. Here, we showed the contribution of BA for the enhancement of endometrial receptivity through the leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF)-dependent increase of integrin αV, β3, and β5 expression...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081226/regional-homogeneity-changes-in-nicotine-addicts-by-resting-state-fmri
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Hongbo Chen, Shaofeng Mo
OBJECTIVE: To reveal the brain functional changes of nicotine addicts compared with those of non-smokers and explore the objective biomarker for nicotine dependence evaluation. METHODS: A total of 14 smokers and 11 non-smoking controls were recruited for this study. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging and regional homogeneity (ReHo) were applied in the neural activity analysis. Two-sample t-test was performed to examine the voxel-wise difference between the smokers and the controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080031/a-new-approach-to-sensitize-antitumor-monofunctional-platinum-ii-complexes-via-short-time-photo-irradiation
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Xuling Xue, Chengcheng Zhu, Huachao Chen, Yang Bai, Xiangchao Shi, Yang Jiao, Zhongyan Chen, Yupeng Miao, Weijiang He, Zijian Guo
Sensitizing the antitumor activity of monofunctional Pt(II) complexes is a reliable approach to developing antitumor agents different from the classic Pt-based drugs. Considering the poor intracellular accumulation of monofunctional Pt(II) complexes, in this study, the photosensitizing monofunctional Pt(II) complex Pt-BA was derived from a weak BODIPY (boron-dipyrromethene)-derived photosensitizer BA, with the purpose to improve its antitumor cytotoxicity via enhancing its intracellular accumulation with a short time photo-irradiation...
December 6, 2016: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079575/cystic-biliary-atresia-and-choledochal-cysts-are-distinct-histopathologic-entities
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Inna N Lobeck, Rachel Sheridan, Mark Lovell, Phylicia Dupree, Greg M Tiao, Kevin E Bove
Cystic biliary atresia (CBA), a rare cystic expansion of atretic extrahepatic bile ducts in young infants, overlaps in age at presentation and imaging features with early choledochal cysts (CC). Treatment and prognosis differ; histologic differences are unsettled. We compared 10 patients with CBA, 1975 to 2015, to an age-similar cohort of 13 infants, and to older patients who had surgery for CC. Operative details, imaging, and clinical courses were correlated to pathologic specimens. Immunostains for smooth muscle actin and myosin heavy chain were used to evaluate cyst walls and atretic segments...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079359/pristine-graphene-electrode-in-hydrogen-evolution-reaction
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Aozhen Xie, Ningning Xuan, Kun Ba, Zhengzong Sun
Graphene, the sp2 carbonaceous two dimensional (2D) material, is gaining more attentions in recent electrochemical studies. However, this atomic thick electrode usually suffers with surface contamination and poor electrochemical endurance. To overcome the drawbacks, we developed a PMMA-assisted, flipped transfer method to fabricate the graphene electrode with pristine surface and prolonged lifetime in hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). The HER performances of the single-layer graphene (SLG) were evaluated on various insulating and conductive substrates, including SiO2, polymers, SLG, highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG), and copper...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079117/high-field-transport-properties-of-a-p-doped-bafe2as2-film-on-technical-substrate
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Kazumasa Iida, Hikaru Sato, Chiara Tarantini, Jens Hänisch, Jan Jaroszynski, Hidenori Hiramatsu, Bernhard Holzapfel, Hideo Hosono
High temperature (high-Tc) superconductors like cuprates have superior critical current properties in magnetic fields over other superconductors. However, superconducting wires for high-field-magnet applications are still dominated by low-Tc Nb3Sn due probably to cost and processing issues. The recent discovery of a second class of high-Tc materials, Fe-based superconductors, may provide another option for high-field-magnet wires. In particular, AEFe2As2 (AE: Alkali earth elements, AE-122) is one of the best candidates for high-field-magnet applications because of its high upper critical field, Hc2, moderate Hc2 anisotropy, and intermediate Tc...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078879/zenker-diverticulum-in-the-right-side-of-the-neck-resembling-a-thyroid-mass-at-ultrasound
#18
S Alessandrini, I Samperi, F De Cristofaro, E D'Armiento, D Diacinti, A Pernazza, D Bosco, V Ascoli, S Ulisse
Zenker’s diverticulum represents the most common form of pharyngo-oesophageal diverticula usually occurring on the left side of the neck. Due to its anatomical proximity to the thyroid, it can mimic a thyroid mass. Here we describe the case of an asymptomatic 49-year-old man referred to the Thyroid Clinic of the Policlinico Umberto I Hospital-“Sapienza” University of Rome for thyroid sonography due to a family history of autoimmune thyroid disease. The patient’s thyroid blood tests did not reveal any abnormalities...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078431/degradation-of-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-by-a-novel-gordonia-alkanivorans-strain-yc-rl2
#19
Ruth Nahurira, Lei Ren, Jinlong Song, Yang Jia, Junhuan Wang, Shuanghu Fan, Haisheng Wang, Yanchun Yan
One bacterial strain, YC-RL2, isolated from petroleum-contaminated soil, could utilize environmental hormone Di(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) as a sole carbon source for growth. Strain YC-RL2 was identified as Gordonia alkanivorans by 16S rRNA gene analysis and Biolog tests. The effects of environmental factors which might affect the degrading process were optimized at 30 °C and pH 8.0. Strain YC-RL2 showed superior halotolerance and could tolerate up to 0-5% NaCl in trace element medium supplemented with DEHP, although the DEHP degradation rates slowed as NaCl concentration increased...
January 12, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077514/representational-similarity-mapping-of-distributional-semantics-in-left-inferior-frontal-middle-temporal-and-motor-cortex
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Francesca Carota, Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, Hamed Nili, Friedemann Pulvermüller
Language comprehension engages a distributed network of frontotemporal, parietal, and sensorimotor regions, but it is still unclear how meaning of words and their semantic relationships are represented and processed within these regions and to which degrees lexico-semantic representations differ between regions and semantic types. We used fMRI and representational similarity analysis to relate word-elicited multivoxel patterns to semantic similarity between action and object words. In left inferior frontal (BA 44-45-47), left posterior middle temporal and left precentral cortex, the similarity of brain response patterns reflected semantic similarity among action-related verbs, as well as across lexical classes-between action verbs and tool-related nouns and, to a degree, between action verbs and food nouns, but not between action verbs and animal nouns...
January 10, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
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