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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431466/next-generation-sequencing-reveals-one-novel-missense-mutation-in-col1a2-gene-in-an-iranian-family-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Farah Talebi, Farideh Ghanbari Mardasi, Mohammadi Asl Javad, Bavarsad Amir Hooshang, Salehi Kambo Masoumeh
BAckground: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by bone loss and bone fragility. The aim of this study was to investigate the variants of three genes involved in the pathogenesis of OI. Methods: Molecular genetic analyses were performed for COL1A1, COL1A2, and CRTAP genes in an Iranian family with OI. The DNA samples were analyzed by next-generation sequencing (NGS) gene panel and Sanger sequencing. Results: Five different variants were identified in COL1A1 and COL1A2, including two variants in COL1A1 and three variants in COL1A2...
April 22, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430263/energetic-materials-identification-by-laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy-combined-with-artificial-neural-network
#2
Amir Hossein Farhadian, Masoud Kavosh Tehrani, Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz, Seyyed Mohammad Reza Darbani
In this study, for the first time to the best of our knowledge, a combination of the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technique and artificial neural network (ANN) analysis has been implemented for the identification of energetic materials, including TNT, RDX, black powder, and propellant. Also, aluminum, copper, inconel, and graphite have been used for more accurate investigation and comparison. After the LIBS test and spectrum acquisition on all samples in both air and argon ambient, optimized neural networks were designed by LIBS data...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428896/successful-treatment-of-facial-acne-fulminans-antimicrobial-agents-and-oral-prednisolone-as-promising-regimes
#3
Amir Hossein Siadat, Anis Bostakian, Bahareh Abtahi-Naeini, Masoom Shahbazi
Acne fulminans (AF), also known as acne maligna, is a rare painful ulcerative form of acne with an abrupt onset and systemic symptoms. Its incidence appears to be decreasing, possibly because of earlier and better treatment of acne. This report highlights a case on a necrotizing facial wound due to AF that was successfully treated with oral prednisolone and antimicrobial medication.
2017: Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428700/preparation-characterization-and-cytotoxic-effects-of-pegylated-nanoliposomal-containing-carboplatin-on-ovarian-cancer-cell-lines
#4
Meysam Ebrahimifar, Amir Nili-Ahmadabadi, Azim Akbarzadeh, Hasan Ebrahimi Shahemabadi, Majid Hasanzadegan, Hemen Moradi-Sardareh, Hassan Madadizadeh, Jalal Rezaee-Diyan
Carboplatin is a chemotherapeutic agent used against various malignancies such as ovarian carcinoma. The aim of this study is to improve the therapeutic efficacy of carboplatin using pegylated liposomal nanocarriers. Nanoparticles were synthesized using thin film hydration technique and characterized for shape morphology, particle size, zeta potential and drug-release properties. In the next step, A2780S and A2780CP ovarian cancer cell lines were used to determine the efficacy of nanodrug by MTT assay. The particle size and zeta potential of nanodrug were measured 244...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427677/ultrasonic-hot-powder-compaction-of-ti-6al-4v
#5
Rezvan Abedini, Amir Abdullah, Yunes Alizadeh
Power ultrasonic has been recently employed in a wide variety of manufacturing processes among which ultrasonic assisted powder compaction is a promising powder materials processing technique with significant industrial applications. The products manufactured by the powder metallurgy commonly consist of residual porosities, material impurities, structural non-homogeneities and residual stress. In this paper, it is aimed to apply power ultrasonic to the hot consolidation process of Ti-6Al-4V titanium alloy powder in order to improve mechanical properties...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427638/a-new-approach-of-probe-sonication-assisted-ionic-liquid-conversion-of-glucose-cellulose-and-biomass-into-5-hydroxymethylfurfural
#6
Ariyanti Sarwono, Zakaria Man, Nawshad Muhammad, Amir Sada Khan, Wan Suzaini Wan Hamzah, Asyraf Hanim Abdul Rahim, Zahoor Ullah, Cecilia Devi Wilfred
5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) has been identified as a promising biomass-derived platform chemical. In this study, one pot production of HMF was studied in ionic liquid (IL) under probe sonication technique. Compared with the conventional heating technique, the use of probe ultrasonic irradiation reduced the reaction time from hours to minutes. Glucose, cellulose and local bamboo, treated with ultrasonic, produced HMF in the yields of 43%, 31% and 13% respectively, within less than 10min. The influence of various parameters such as acoustic power, reaction time, catalysts and glucose loading were studied...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427622/efficient-removal-of-crystal-violet-and-methylene-blue-from-wastewater-by-ultrasound-nanoparticles-cu-mof-in-comparison-with-mechanosynthesis-method
#7
Amir Reza Abbasi, Maryam Karimi, Kim Daasbjerg
The present investigation reports the synthesis of CuBTC (BTC=1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate) metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) under solid-state conditions and ultrasound irradiation. Herein, we study uptake and release properties of crystal violet (CV) and methylene blue (MB) from ultrasound nano-CuBTC MOF in comparison with mechanosynthesis method (bulk structure). The ultrasound-assisted methods give a decrease in the surface area as calculated from the reduced nitrogen adsorption capability. In comparison, the uptake of guest molecules on ultrasound nano-CuBTC is remarkable and clearly exceeds that of bulk structure in the aqueous solution of guests...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426679/control-of-zoonotic-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-vector-phlebotomus-papatasi-using-attractive-toxic-sugar-baits-atsb
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Abedin Saghafipour, Hassan Vatandoost, Ali Reza Zahraei-Ramazani, Mohammad Reza Yaghoobi-Ershadi, Yavar Rassi, Moharram Karami Jooshin, Mohammad Reza Shirzadi, Amir Ahmad Akhavan
INTRODUCTION: Attractive Toxic Sugar Baits (ATSB) is a new vector control method that meets Integrated Vector Management (IVM) goals. In an experimental design, this study aimed to determine effects of ATSB on control of Phlebotomus papatasi, as a main vector of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ZCL), in Qom Province, center of Iran. METHODS: In a cross-sectional design, boric acid was mixed with brown sugar solution and tested as toxic baits for P. papatasi. Two methods were utilized to use the baits: (a) spraying ATSB on vegetation, bushes, and shrubs; and (b) setting ATSB-treated barrier fences in front of colonies at 500 m distance from the houses in outskirts of villages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426219/solution-processed-cesium-hexabromopalladate-iv-cs2pdbr6-for-optoelectronic-applications
#9
Nobuya Sakai, Amir Abbas Haghighirad, Marina R Filip, Pabitra K Nayak, Simantini Nayak, Alexandra Ramadan, Zhiping Wang, Feliciano Giustino, Henry J Snaith
Lead halide perovskites are materials with excellent optoelectronic and photovoltaic properties. However, some hurdles remain prior to commercialization of these materials, such as chemical stability, phase stability, sensitivity to moisture, and potential issues due to the toxicity of lead. Here, we report a new type of lead-free perovskite related compound, Cs2PdBr6. This compound is solution processable, exhibits long-lived photoluminescence, and an optical band gap of 1.6 eV. Density functional theory calculations indicate that this compound has dispersive electronic bands, with electron and hole effective masses of 0...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426038/evaluation-of-the-dgt-technique-for-selective-measurement-of-aluminium-and-trace-metal-concentrations-in-an-acid-drainage-impacted-coastal-waterway
#10
Amir Houshang Shiva, Peter R Teasdale, David T Welsh, William W Bennett
The performance of DGT-Chelex, DGT-Metsorb and DGT-MBL (Chelex-Metsorb mixed binding layer) with open and restricted diffusive layers for trace metal (Al, Cd, Co, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn) and oxyanion (As, Mo, Sb, V) measurements, was evaluated in four natural waters with different pH (range 3.29-7.81). In moderately acidic (pH ≈ 5) and circumneutral (pH ≈ 6.3) waters, all three binding layers measured relatively similar concentrations of Al, while in more alkaline waters (pH ≈ 8) DGT-MBL measured higher concentrations than the other two binding layers...
April 20, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425863/targeted-drug-delivery-based-on-gold-nanoparticle-derivatives
#11
Mazaher Gholipourmalekabadi, Mohammadmahdi Mobaraki, Maryam Ghaffari, Amir Zarebkohan, Vahid F Omrani, Aleksandra M Urbanska, Alexander Seifalian
Drug delivery systems are effective and attractive methods which allow therapeutic substances to be introduced into the body more effectively and safe by having tunable delivery rate and release target site. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have a myriad of favorable physical, chemical, optical, thermal and biological properties that make them highly suitable candidates as non-toxic carriers for drug and gene delivery. The surface modifications of AuNPs profoundly improve their circulation, minimize aggregation rates, enhance attachment to therapeutic molecules and target agents due to their nano range size which further increases their ability to cross cell membranes and reduce overall cytotoxicity...
April 19, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425841/adipocyte-hypertrophy-hyperplasia-balance-contributes-to-weight-loss-after-bariatric-surgery
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Lindsey A Muir, Nicki A Baker, Alexandra R Washabaugh, Christopher K Neeley, Carmen G Flesher, Jennifer B DelProposto, Lynn M Geletka, Amir A Ghaferi, Jonathan F Finks, Kanakadurga Singer, Oliver A Varban, Carey N Lumeng, Robert W O'Rourke
Predictors of weight loss responses are not well-defined. We hypothesized that adipose tissue phenotypic features related to remodeling would be associated with bariatric surgery weight loss responses. Visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissues collected from patients during bariatric surgery were studied with flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and QRTPCR, and results correlated with weight loss outcomes. Age, male sex, and a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes were associated with less weight loss. Adipocyte size was increased and preadipocyte frequency was decreased in visceral adipose tissue from diabetic subjects...
January 27, 2017: Adipocyte
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425575/high-dose-supplementation-of-vitamin-d-affects-measures-of-systemic-inflammation-reductions-in-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-level-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-distribution
#13
Seyed-Amir Tabatabaeizadeh, Amir Avan, Afsane Bahrami, Ezzat Khodashenas, Habibollah Esmaeili, Gordon A Ferns, Mojtaba Fattahi Abdizadeh, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency is increasing worldwide, which has be shown to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), autoimmune disease and metabolic syndrome. These conditions are also associated with a heightened state of inflammation. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on serum C - reactive protein (CRP) level and Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) distribution in a large cohort of adolescent girls...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425271/molecular-characteristics-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-acinetobacter-baumanniibeta-lactamase-producing-isolates-a-predominance-of-intrinsic-blaoxa-51-and-detection-of-tem-and-ctx-m-genes
#14
Amir Ibrahimagić, Farah Kamberović, Selma Uzunović, Branka Bedenić, Emina Idrizović
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the molecular characteristics and antibiotic resistance of 13 (10 inpatient and three outpatient) Acinetobacter baumannii beta-lactamase-producing isolates collected in Bosnia and Herzegovina between December 2009 and May 2010. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Susceptibility testing was performed by disk diffusion and broth microdilution methods. The modified Hodge and combined disk test with EDTA/phenylboronic acid was used to screen for carbapenemase production...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425267/modifications-of-mice-gut-microflora-following-oral-consumption-oflactobacillus-acidophilus-and-bifidobacterium-bifidum-probiotics
#15
Hossein Khavari-Daneshvar, Maryam Mosavi, Hamid Khodayari, Ebrahim Rahimi, Peyman Ranji, Amir Hossein Mohseni, Reyhaneh Mahmudian, Farzad Shidfar, Shahram Agah, Ali Mohammad Alizadeh
BACKGROUND/AIM: Thirty male BALB/c mice were equally divided into three groups: control, L. acidophilus, and B. bifidum for the assessment of the probiotics' stability in the gut microflora. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, the gut microflora of the mice was checked every 3 days (days 3, 6, 9, and 12) without probiotic consumption, and then the mice were daily given orally 1.5 g of probiotics in 30 cc of drinking water. The consumption of probiotics was then stopped for recovery and then the consumption continued for 5 months...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425068/analysis-of-cervical-sagittal-alignment-change-following-correction-of-thoracic-and-thoracolumbar-scheuermann-s-kyphosis
#16
Luigi Aurelio Nasto, Saggah Tarek Shalabi, Ana Belen Perez-Romera, Samiul Muquit, Amir Reza Ghasemi, Hossein Mehdian
PURPOSE: To analyse pre-operative and post-operative changes of cervical sagittal alignment (CSA) in Scheuermann's kyphosis (SK) patients. METHODS: 64 SK and 33 control patients were retrospectively reviewed. Whole spine X-rays obtained at pre-op, 3 months post-op and at latest follow-up were reviewed and ten separate CSA radiological parameters were measured. Patients were divided in three groups: thoracic SK (TK group, apex T6-T9, n = 40), thoracolumbar SK (TLK group, apex T10-T12, n = 24), and controls...
April 19, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425003/validation-of-the-persian-version-of-the-daily-spiritual-experiences-scale-dses-in-pregnant-women-a-proper-tool-to-assess-spirituality-related-to-mental-health
#17
Mohsen Saffari, Hossein Amini, Zarindokht Sheykh-Oliya, Amir H Pakpour, Harold G Koenig
Assessing spirituality in healthy pregnant women may lead to supportive interventions that will improve their care. A psychometrically valid measure such as the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale (DSES) may be helpful in this regard. The current study sought to adapt a Persian version of DSES for use in pregnancy. A total of 377 pregnant women were recruited from three general hospitals located in Tehran, Iran. Administered scales were the DSES, Duke University Religion Index, Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith scale, and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale, as well as demographic measures...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424514/observed-quantization-of-anyonic-heat-flow
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Mitali Banerjee, Moty Heiblum, Amir Rosenblatt, Yuval Oreg, Dima E Feldman, Ady Stern, Vladimir Umansky
The quantum of thermal conductance of ballistic (collisionless) one-dimensional channels is a unique fundamental constant. Although the quantization of the electrical conductance of one-dimensional ballistic conductors has long been experimentally established, demonstrating the quantization of thermal conductance has been challenging as it necessitated an accurate measurement of very small temperature increase. It has been accomplished for weakly interacting systems of phonons, photons and electronic Fermi liquids; however, it should theoretically also hold in strongly interacting systems, such as those in which the fractional quantum Hall effect is observed...
April 17, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423933/phytochemical-composition-and-biological-activities-of-artemisia-quettensis-podlech-ethanolic-extract
#19
Zahra Bagheri Farahani, Amir Mirzaie, Fatemeh Ashrafi, Maryam Rahimpour Hesari, Ali Chitgar, Hassan Noorbazargan, Arian Rahimi
The present study aim to investigate the phytochemical composition, antibacterial, antioxidant and anticancer activities of the ethanolic extract from aerial parts of Artemisia quettensis Podlech. The aerial part of A. quettensis Podlech extract was used for Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis, antioxidant, antibacterial and anticancer activities. GC/MS analysis of extract from this plant showed 23 major components and the most dominant components were acetic acid, [4-(1-hydroxy-1-methylethyl) cyclohex-1-enyl] methyl ester (13...
April 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423514/mitotic-read-out-genes-confer-poor-outcome-in-luminal-a-breast-cancer-tumors
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Javier Pérez-Peña, Ana Alcaraz-Sanabria, Cristina Nieto-Jiménez, Raquel Páez, Verónica Corrales-Sánchez, Leticia Serrano-Oviedo, Vikram B Wali, Gauri A Patwardhan, Eitan Amir, Balázs Győrffy, Atanasio Pandiella, Alberto Ocaña
Luminal breast tumors have been classified into A and B subgroups, with the luminal A being associated with a more favorable clinical outcome. Unfortunately, luminal A tumors do not have a universally good prognosis. We used transcriptomic analyses using public datasets to evaluate the differential expression between normal breast tissue and breast cancer, focusing on upregulated genes included in cell cycle function. Association of selected genes with relapse free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) was performed using the KM Plotter Online Tool (http://www...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
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