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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341897/toxicity-and-toxicokinetics-of-amanita-exitialis-in-beagle-dogs
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Jian Sun, Yu-Min Niu, Yu-Tao Zhang, Hai-Jiao Li, Yu Yin, Yi-Zhe Zhang, Pei-Bin Ma, Jing Zhou, Lie Huang, Hong-Shun Zhang, Cheng-Ye Sun
In this study, the toxicology of A. exitialis, a lethal mushroom found in China, and the toxicokinetics of peptide toxins contained in it were evaluated. Beagles were fed A. exitialis powder (20 or 60 mg/kg) in starch capsules, after which they were assessed for signs of toxicity, as well as biochemical and pathological changes. Ultra-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry was used to assay the peptide toxins. The total peptide toxins in A. exitialis was 3482.6 ± 124...
January 13, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341675/many-molecule-reaction-triggered-by-a-single-photon-in-polaritonic-chemistry
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Javier Galego, Francisco J Garcia-Vidal, Johannes Feist
The second law of photochemistry states that, in most cases, no more than one molecule is activated for an excited-state reaction for each photon absorbed by a collection of molecules. In this Letter, we demonstrate that it is possible to trigger a many-molecule reaction using only one photon by strongly coupling the molecular ensemble to a confined light mode. The collective nature of the resulting hybrid states of the system (the so-called polaritons) leads to the formation of a polaritonic "supermolecule" involving the degrees of freedom of all molecules, opening a reaction path on which all involved molecules undergo a chemical transformation...
September 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341650/characterization-of-the-163-ho-electron-capture-spectrum-a-step-towards-the-electron-neutrino-mass-determination
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P C-O Ranitzsch, C Hassel, M Wegner, D Hengstler, S Kempf, A Fleischmann, C Enss, L Gastaldo, A Herlert, K Johnston
The isotope ^{163}Ho is in many ways the best candidate to perform experiments to investigate the value of the electron neutrino mass. It undergoes an electron capture process to ^{163}Dy with an energy available to the decay, Q_{EC}, of about 2.8 keV. According to the present knowledge, this is the lowest Q_{EC} value for such transitions. Here we discuss a newly obtained spectrum of ^{163}Ho, taken by cryogenic metallic magnetic calorimeters with ^{163}Ho implanted in the absorbers and operated in anticoincident mode for background reduction...
September 22, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341389/detection-of-escherichia-coli-in-ready-to-eat-fresh-vegetables-using-broad-host-range-recombinant-phages
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Hoang A Hoang, Nguyen T C Quy, Nguyen V T Chi
AIM: To construct a simple method to detect E. coli in ready-to-eat fresh vegetables using broad-host-range recombinant phages. METHODS AND RESULTS: Firstly, a gene encoding Cytochrome c Peroxidase (CCP) chromogenic enzyme was inserted into genomes of wild-type phages IP008 and IP052 to produce recombinant phages IP008BK and IP052BK. They were then used in the production of the chromogenic enzyme (CCP) through infection into E. coli. The method was then examined in the colorimetric detection of E...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340993/laparoscopic-assisted-modified-intersphincter-resection-for-ultralow-rectal-cancer
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Haiyang Zhou, Canping Ruan, Zhiguo Wang, Zhiqian Hu
BACKGROUND: Intersphincter resection (ISR) is considered to be a superior technique offering sphincter preservation in patients with ultralow rectal cancer.1 Because high-definition laparoscopy offers wider and clearer vision into the narrow pelvic cavity and intersphincteric space, ISR has been further refined.2 However, functional outcome after ISR has not been optimal. More than half of patients receiving ISR suffer partial or even complete anal incontinence.3 We therefore propose a laparoscopic-assisted modified ISR, with the aim of improving sphincter function following ISR...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340859/comparative-proteomics-of-chromium-transformed-beas-2b-cells-by-2d-dige-and-maldi-tof-tof-ms
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Jian Lu, Miaomiao Tang, Yi Liu, Jin Wang, Zhanao Wu
Chromium (Cr) is a highly toxic, common heavy metal used in industrial production. There are two types of Cr in nature: hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) and chromium trichloride (Cr(III)). Cr(III) is involved in the metabolism of sugars and lipids, whereas Cr(VI) is absorbed through the respiratory tract and skin and generates free radicals that result in secondary toxicity. Cr(VI) leads to cancer in the occupational population and is therefore recognized as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer...
January 16, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340814/comparison-of-mesh-fixation-devices-for-laparoscopic-ventral-hernia-repair-an-experimental-study-on-human-anatomic-specimens
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Yi-Wei Chan, Zacaria Sow, Dobrica Lukic, Matthias Monschein, Elisabeth Calek, Michael Pretterklieber, Christian Hollinsky
BACKGROUND: As there is a lack of clarity in terms of the tensile strength of mesh fixation for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR), our aim was to investigate the immediate tensile strength of currently available mesh fixation devices on human anatomic specimens. METHODS: Sixteen recently deceased body donators (mean body mass index of 24.4 kg/m2) were used to test the immediate tensile strength (Newton) of 11 different LVHR mesh fixation devices. RESULTS: Each of the 11 different laparoscopic fixation devices was tested 44 times...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340629/development-of-a-set-of-mesh-based-and-age-dependent-chinese-phantoms-and-application-for-ct-dose-calculations
#8
Yifei Pi, Tianyu Liu, X George Xu
Phantoms for organ dose calculations are essential in radiation protection dosimetry. This article describes the development of a set of mesh-based and age-dependent phantoms for Chinese populations using reference data recommended by the Chinese government and by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Existing mesh-based RPI adult male (RPI-AM) and RPI adult female (RPI-AF) phantoms were deformed to form new phantoms according to anatomical data for the height and weight of Chinese individuals of 5 years old male, 5 years old female, 10 years old male, 10 years old female,15 years old male, 15 years old female, adult male and adult female-named USTC-5 M, USTC-5F, USTC-10M, USTC-10F, USTC-15M, USTC-15F, USTC-AM and USTC-AF, respectively...
January 11, 2018: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340549/teaching-model-for-evaluation-of-the-ability-and-competence-progress-in-endosuture-in-surgical-skill-laboratory
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Luiz Gonzaga de Moura-Júnior, Almino Ramos, Josemberg Marins Campos, Álvaro Antônio Ferraz, Hermano Ângelo Lima Rocha, Grijalva Otávio Costa
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic manual suturing is probably the most difficult skill to be acquired in minimally invasive surgery. However, laparoscopic exercise endo-sutures can be learned with a simulator and are of great practical importance and clinical applicability, absorbing concepts that are immediately transferred to the operating room. AIM: To assess the progression of skills competence in endo-sutures through realistic simulation model of systematized education...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340400/femtosecond-laser-induced-underwater-superaerophilic-and-superaerophobic-pdms-sheets-with-through-microholes-for-selective-passage-of-air-bubbles-and-further-collection-of-underwater-gas
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Jiale Yong, Feng Chen, Jinglan Huo, Yao Fang, Qing Yang, Jingzhou Zhang, Xun Hou
Controlling underwater bubble behavior on a solid surface is of great research significance, particularly in extreme cases. However, the realization of artificial underwater superaerophobic or superaerophilic surfaces is still a challenge. Herein, a micro/nanoscale hierarchical rough structure was formed on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) surface by one-step femtosecond laser ablation. The as-prepared surface showed superhydrophobicity in air and superaerophilicity in water. Interestingly, the wettability of such a PDMS surface could be easily switched to in-air superhydrophilicity and underwater superaerophobicity once it was further irradiated by oxygen plasma because the surface chemistry changed...
January 17, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340393/ferrocenyl-sulfonium-ionic-liquids-synthesis-characterization-and-electrochemistry
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Alexander Venker, Tobias Vollgraff, Jörg Sundermeyer
New ferrocenylsulfonium cation based ionic liquids were prepared by direct alkylation of the corresponding ferrocenyl-based thioethers with N-alkylbis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imides (R'TFSI). This convenient direct access to organometallic sulfonium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (TFSI) salts without the need for ion exchange was chosen in order to obtain highly pure and reversibly redox active room temperature ILs in many cases. In other cases the anion cation interaction in the solid state was studied by XRD analyses...
January 17, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339717/complex-reconstruction-with-flaps-after-abdominoperineal-resection-and-groin-dissection-for-anal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-difficult-case-involving-many-specialities
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Claudia Reali, Richard Guy, Christopher R Darby, Lucy Cogswell, Roel Hompes
BACKGROUND Anal squamous cell carcinoma accounts for about 2-4% of all lower gastrointestinal malignancies, with a distant disease reported in less than 5%. Although surgical treatment is rarely necessary, this often involve large dissections and difficult reconstructive procedures. CASE REPORT We present a complex but successful case of double-flap reconstruction after abdominoperineal resection and groin dissection for anal squamous cell carcinoma (cT3N3M0) with metastatic right inguinal lymph nodes and ipsilateral threatening of femoral vessels...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339305/modelling-ros-formation-in-boreal-lakes-from-interactions-between-dissolved-organic-matter-and-absorbed-solar-photon-flux
#13
Raoul Wolf, Jan-Erik Thrane, Dag Olav Hessen, Tom Andersen
Concentrations of dissolved organic matter (DOM) are increasing in a large number of lakes across the Northern hemisphere. This browning serves a dual role for biota by protecting against harmful ultraviolet radiation, while also absorbing photosynthetically active radiation. The photochemical activation of DOM and subsequent formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is a potentially harmful side effect, but can be difficult to measure directly in situ. In this study, we combine a data set of physico-chemical properties from 71 Nordic lakes with in vitro ROS formation quantum yields to predict ROS formations across a representative boreal ecosystem gradient...
January 11, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339233/ftir-as-an-easy-and-fast-analytical-approach-to-follow-up-microbial-growth-during-fungal-pretreatment-of-poplar-wood-with-phanerochaete-chrysosporium
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I Cornet, N Wittner, G Tofani, S Tavernier
Since the determination of the fermentation kinetics is one of the main challenges in solid state fermentation, the quantitative measurement of biomass growth during microbial pretreatment by FTIR spectroscopy in Attenuated Total Reflectance mode was evaluated. Peaks at wave numbers of 1651 cm-1 and 1593 cm-1 showed to be affected during pretreatment of poplar wood particles by Phanerochaete chrysosporium MUCL 19343. Samples with different microbial biomass fractions were obtained from two different experiments, i...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339227/a-novel-biphenolic-ligand-for-selective-mg2-and-zn2-ions-sensing-followed-by-colorimetric-spectroscopic-and-cell-imaging-methods
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Palanisamy Uma Maheswari, Duraisamy Renuga, H L Jeeva Kumari, Kandasamy Ruckmani
The (E)-2-((2-hydrohy-5-methylphenylimino) methyl) phenol ligand was synthesized. The receptor was characterized by IR, 1H and 13C NMR and CHN analysis. The ligand exhibits colorimetric and fluorometric sensing of Zn2+ and Mg2+ ions in semi-aqueous medium (DMSO-H2O). The receptor was tested with series of transition metal ions (Cr2+, Fe2+, Ni2+, Co2+, Cu2+, Zn2+) and heavy metal ions (Sn2+, Pd2+, Ce2+, Hg2+, Cd2+) and the essential human body elements like Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+ and K+ ions. The naked eye colorimetric sensing was absorbed only for Zn2+ and Mg2+...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338175/limitations-of-cs3bi2i9-as-lead-free-photovoltaic-absorber-materials
#16
Biplab Ghosh, Bo Wu, Hemant Kumar Mulmudi, Claude Guet, Klaus Weber, Tze Chien Sum, Subodh G Mhaisalkar, Nripan Mathews
Lead (Pb) halide perovskites have attracted tremendous attention in recent years due to their rich optoelectronic properties, which have resulted in more than 22% power conversion efficient photovoltaics. Nevertheless, Pb-metal toxicity remains a huge hurdle for extensive applications of these compounds. Thus, alternative compounds with similar optoelectronic properties need to be developed. Bismuth possesses similar electronic structure as that of lead with the presence of ns2 electrons that exhibit rich structural variety as well as interesting optical and electronic properties...
January 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337931/real-time-spectroscopic-ellipsometry-analysis-of-first-stage-cuin1-xgaxse%C3%A2-growth-indium-gallium-selenide-co-evaporation
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Puja Pradhan, Puruswottam Aryal, Dinesh Attygalle, Abdel-Rahman Ibdah, Prakash Koirala, Jian Li, Khagendra P Bhandari, Geethika K Liyanage, Randy J Ellingson, Michael J Heben, Sylvain Marsillac, Robert W Collins, Nikolas J Podraza
Real time spectroscopic ellipsometry (RTSE) has been applied for in-situ monitoring of the first stage of copper indium-gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin film deposition by the three-stage co-evaporation process used for fabrication of high efficiency thin film photovoltaic (PV) devices. The first stage entails the growth of indium-gallium selenide (In1-xGax)₂Se₃ (IGS) on a substrate of Mo-coated soda lime glass maintained at a temperature of 400 °C. This is a critical stage of CIGS deposition because a large fraction of the final film thickness is deposited, and as a result precise compositional control is desired in order to achieve the optimum performance of the resulting CIGS solar cell...
January 16, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337917/the-hydrocolor-app-above-water-measurements-of-remote-sensing-reflectance-and-turbidity-using-a-smartphone-camera
#18
Thomas Leeuw, Emmanuel Boss
HydroColor is a mobile application that utilizes a smartphone's camera and auxiliary sensors to measure the remote sensing reflectance of natural water bodies. HydroColor uses the smartphone's digital camera as a three-band radiometer. Users are directed by the application to collect a series of three images. These images are used to calculate the remote sensing reflectance in the red, green, and blue broad wavelength bands. As with satellite measurements, the reflectance can be inverted to estimate the concentration of absorbing and scattering substances in the water, which are predominately composed of suspended sediment, chlorophyll, and dissolved organic matter...
January 16, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337864/effects-of-chitosan-pva-and-cu-nanoparticles-on-the-growth-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-tomato-under-saline-stress
#19
Hipólito Hernández-Hernández, Susana González-Morales, Adalberto Benavides-Mendoza, Hortensia Ortega-Ortiz, Gregorio Cadenas-Pliego, Antonio Juárez-Maldonado
Chitosan is a natural polymer, which has been used in agriculture to stimulate crop growth. Furthermore, it has been used for the encapsulation of nanoparticles in order to obtain controlled release. In this work, the effect of chitosan-PVA and Cu nanoparticles (Cu NPs) absorbed on chitosan-PVA on growth, antioxidant capacity, mineral content, and saline stress in tomato plants was evaluated. The results show that treatments with chitosan-PVA increased tomato growth. Furthermore, chitosan-PVA increased the content of chlorophylls a and b, total chlorophylls, carotenoids, and superoxide dismutase...
January 16, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337368/stability-and-antioxidant-activity-of-annatto-bixa-orellana-l-tocotrienols-during-frying-and-in-fried-tortilla-chips
#20
Jill K Winkler-Moser, Erica L Bakota, Hong-Sik Hwang
Annatto tocotrienols (AnT3), which contain approximately 90% δ-tocotrienol (δ-T3), were added to mid-oleic sunflower oil used for frying tortilla chips over 3 d. The objectives were to evaluate their stability during frying, absorption by the fried food, and activity as antioxidants in frying oil and in tortilla chips during storage. AnT3 did not significantly affect the stability of the oil during frying or the sensory profiles of freshly fried chips. The naturally present α-tocopherol (α-T) in the oil degraded at a lower rate in the presence of AnT3, resulting in significantly higher α-T by the end of the frying study...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Food Science
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