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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324497/telomere-g-rich-overhang-length-measurement-dsn-method
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Yong Zhao, Jerry W Shay, Woodring E Wright
Telomeres terminate in 3' single-stranded G-rich overhangs that function in telomere end protection and telomerase action. An accurate measurement of overhang length is challenging due to the presence of many kilobases of double-stranded telomere DNA. Here, a simple method is described that utilizes duplex specific nuclease (DSN) to digest all double-stranded DNA including telomeres to fragments of <10 bp, leaving the single-stranded overhangs intact. Their length can then be determined by Southern blot using super-sensitive telomere C-rich probes...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322056/preparation-of-ultrathin-robust-nanohybrid-capsules-through-a-beyond-biomineralization-method
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Shaohua Zhang, Zhongyi Jiang, Weilun Qian, Jiafu Shi, Xiaoli Wang, Lei Tang, Hongjian Zou, Hua Liu
Herein, a facile and generic method is developed to prepare ultrathin, robust nanohybrid capsules by manipulating the dynamic structure of supramolecular nanocoatings on CaCO3 sacrificial templates through incorporating multivalent-anion substitution process into biomineralization. Above biomineralization level, multivalent anions, e.g., phosphate, sulfate or citrate, are employed to initiate the assembly of polyamine into continuous (non-segregated) polyamine-anion supramolecular nanocoatings on CaCO3 sacrificial templates...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317770/characterization-enhancement-and-modelling-of-mannosylerythritol-lipid-production-by-fungal-endophyte-ceriporia-lacerate-chzju
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Yongwu Niu, Linlin Fan, Di Gu, Jianan Wu, Qihe Chen
The glycolipid biosurfactants mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs) attract great attention for their biodegradability, super emulsifying properties and versatile bioactivities. In this study, the MEL deriving from Ceriporia lacerate CHZJU was identified as MEL-A, and its critical micelle concentration and emulsifying activities were assessed. To examine the production of MELs from Ceriporia lacerate, a Plackett-Burman design and response surface methodology were used to optimize the culture nutrients. The optimal medium contains 1g/L yeast extract, 1...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303936/all-passive-pixel-super-resolution-of-time-stretch-imaging
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Antony C S Chan, Ho-Cheung Ng, Sharat C V Bogaraju, Hayden K H So, Edmund Y Lam, Kevin K Tsia
Based on image encoding in a serial-temporal format, optical time-stretch imaging entails a stringent requirement of state-of-the-art fast data acquisition unit in order to preserve high image resolution at an ultrahigh frame rate - hampering the widespread utilities of such technology. Here, we propose a pixel super-resolution (pixel-SR) technique tailored for time-stretch imaging that preserves pixel resolution at a relaxed sampling rate. It harnesses the subpixel shifts between image frames inherently introduced by asynchronous digital sampling of the continuous time-stretch imaging process...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303322/super-sensitive-time-resolved-fluoroimmunoassay-for-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-utilizing-europium-iii-nanoparticle-labels-achieved-by-protein-corona-stabilization-short-binding-time-and-serum-preprocessing
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Tuomas Näreoja, Jessica M Rosenholm, Urpo Lamminmäki, Pekka E Hänninen
Thyrotropin or thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is used as a marker for thyroid function. More precise and more sensitive immunoassays are needed to facilitate continuous monitoring of thyroid dysfunctions and to assess the efficacy of the selected therapy and dosage of medication. Moreover, most thyroid diseases are autoimmune diseases making TSH assays very prone to immunoassay interferences due to autoantibodies in the sample matrix. We have developed a super-sensitive TSH immunoassay utilizing nanoparticle labels with a detection limit of 60 nU L(-1) in preprocessed serum samples by reducing nonspecific binding...
March 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300389/nature-inspired-na2ti3o7-nanosheets-formed-three-dimensional-microflowers-architecture-as-a-high-performance-anode-material-for-rechargeable-sodium-ion-batteries
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Shoaib Anwer, Yongxin Huang, Jia Liu, Jiajia Liu, Meng Xu, Ziheng Wang, Renjie Chen, Jiatao Zhang, Feng Wu
Low cycling stability and poor rate performance are two of the distinctive drawbacks of most electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs). Here, inspired by natural flower structures, we take advantage of the three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical flower-like stable microstructures formed by two-dimensional (2D) nanosheets to solve these problems. By precise control of the hydrothermal synthesis conditions, a novel three-dimensional (3D) flower-like architecture consisting of 2D Na2Ti3O7 nanosheets (Na-TNSs) has been successfully synthesized...
March 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299630/the-role-of-interventional-radiology-techniques-in-the-management-of-renal-angiomyolipomas
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Ryan M Kiefer, S William Stavropoulos
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although benign, renal angiomyolipoma (AML) may lead to serious complications without appropriate management. The purpose of this review is to describe the role of and evidence for interventional radiology techniques in the management of patients with AML. RECENT FINDINGS: For patients with renal masses and non-diagnostic imaging studies, image-guided percutaneous biopsy is found to be highly accurate and useful in directing patient management...
May 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291665/cardiac-arrest-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-concept-of-circulatory-support-with-mechanical-chest-compression-and-impella-to-facilitate-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Kaleab N Asrress, Maciej Marciniak, Natalia Briceno, Divaka Perera
Cardiogenic shock in the context of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains a challenge to manage and results in significant mortality and morbidity, cardiac arrest in this setting even more so. The increase in myocardial oxygen demand and consumption with the use of inotropes is recognised as increasing mortality. Alternatives include the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), which has yet to be shown to improve outcomes, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which requires super-specialised techniques not widely available...
February 28, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289085/the-small-protein-sgrt-controls-transport-activity-of-the-glucose-specific-phosphotransferase-system
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Chelsea R Lloyd, Seongjin Park, Jingyi Fei, Carin K Vanderpool
The bacterial small RNA (sRNA) SgrS has been a fruitful model for discovery of novel RNA-based regulatory mechanisms and new facets of bacterial physiology and metabolism. SgrS is one of only a few characterized dual-function sRNAs. SgrS can control gene expression post-transcriptionally via sRNA-mRNA base pairing interactions. Its second function is coding for the small protein SgrT. Previous work demonstrated that both functions contribute to relief of growth inhibition caused by glucose-phosphate stress, a condition characterized by disrupted glycolytic flux and accumulation of sugar-phosphates...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287167/quantum-correlation-enhanced-super-resolution-localization-microscopy-enabled-by-a-fibre-bundle-camera
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Yonatan Israel, Ron Tenne, Dan Oron, Yaron Silberberg
Despite advances in low-light-level detection, single-photon methods such as photon correlation have rarely been used in the context of imaging. The few demonstrations, for example of subdiffraction-limited imaging utilizing quantum statistics of photons, have remained in the realm of proof-of-principle demonstrations. This is primarily due to a combination of low values of fill factors, quantum efficiencies, frame rates and signal-to-noise characteristic of most available single-photon sensitive imaging detectors...
March 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287122/spad-imagers-for-super-resolution-localization-microscopy-enable-analysis-of-fast-fluorophore-blinking
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Ivan Michel Antolovic, Samuel Burri, Claudio Bruschini, Ron A Hoebe, Edoardo Charbon
sCMOS imagers are currently utilized (replacing EMCCD imagers) to increase the acquisition speed in super resolution localization microscopy. Single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) imagers feature frame rates per bit depth comparable to or higher than sCMOS imagers, while generating microsecond 1-bit-frames without readout noise, thus paving the way to in-depth time-resolved image analysis. High timing resolution can also be exploited to explore fluorescent dye blinking and other photophysical properties, which can be used for dye optimization...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269994/holmium-yag-laser-and-guidewires-is-there-a-durability-difference-among-guidewires-against-laser-energy-an-in-vitro-experimental-study
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Sahin Bagbanci
Purpose To evaluate the durability differences between five different type of guidewire against laser energy in an in-vitro experimental ureteral model. Methods The study was performed at the Department of Urology, Medicine Faculty of Ahi Evran University. An in-vitro experimental ureteral model was created for the work; a silicon ureteral model in a saline filled container. Experiments were performed on five different type of guidewire; ZIPwire, Sensor PTFE Nitinol guidewire, Roadrunner® PC wire guide, Amplatz Super Stiff and Zebra Urologic Guidewire...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266213/dualism-of-sensitivity-and-selectivity-of-porphyrin-dimers-in-electroanalysis
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Grzegorz Lisak, Takashi Tamaki, Takuji Ogawa
This work uncovers the application of porphyrin dimers for the use in electroanalysis, such as potentiometric determination of ions. It also puts in question a current perception of an occurrence of the super-Nernstian response, as a result of the possible dimerization of single porphyrins within an ion-selective membrane. To study that, four various porphyrin dimers were used as ionophores, namely, freebase-freebase, Zn-Zn, Zn-freebase, and freebase-Zn. Since the Zn-freebase and freebase-Zn porphyrin dimers carried both anion- and cation-sensitive porphyrin units, their application in ISEs was utilized in both anion- and cation-sensitive sensors...
March 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264939/for-super-utilizers-integrated-care-offers-a-new-path
#14
Bara Vaida
Many health systems continue to experiment with the best way to care for those patients who end up in the hospital most frequently.
March 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262751/the-swi-snf-chromatin-remodelling-complex-is-required-for-maintenance-of-lineage-specific-enhancers
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Burak H Alver, Kimberly H Kim, Ping Lu, Xiaofeng Wang, Haley E Manchester, Weishan Wang, Jeffrey R Haswell, Peter J Park, Charles W M Roberts
Genes encoding subunits of SWI/SNF (BAF) chromatin remodelling complexes are collectively altered in over 20% of human malignancies, but the mechanisms by which these complexes alter chromatin to modulate transcription and cell fate are poorly understood. Utilizing mouse embryonic fibroblast and cancer cell line models, here we show via ChIP-seq and biochemical assays that SWI/SNF complexes are preferentially targeted to distal lineage specific enhancers and interact with p300 to modulate histone H3 lysine 27 acetylation...
March 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256748/incorporation-of-molecular-catalysts-in-metal-organic-frameworks-for-highly-efficient-heterogeneous-catalysis
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REVIEW
Chuan-De Wu, Min Zhao
Porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are built from periodically alternate organic moieties and metal ions/clusters. The unique features of the open framework structures, the high surface areas, the permanent porosity, and the appropriate hydrophilic and hydrophobic pore nature mean that MOF materials are a class of ideal host matrices for immobilization of molecular catalysts. The emerging porous materials can not only retain but are also able to enhance the catalytic functions of the single individuals...
March 3, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252402/knowledge-guided-disambiguation-for-large-scale-scene-classification-with-multi-resolution-cnns
#17
Limin Wang, Sheng Guo, Weilin Huang, Yuanjun Xiong, Yu Qiao
Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have made remarkable progress on scene recognition, partially due to these recent large-scale scene datasets, such as the Places and Places2. Scene categories are often defined by multi-level information, including local objects, global layout, and background environment, thus leading to large intra-class variations. In addition, with the increasing number of scene categories, label ambiguity has become another crucial issue in large-scale classification. This paper focuses on large-scale scene recognition and makes two major contributions to tackle these issues...
February 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241554/intensity-based-axial-localization-approaches-for-multifocal-plane-microscopy
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Ramraj Velmurugan, Jerry Chao, Sripad Ram, E Sally Ward, Raimund J Ober
Multifocal plane microscopy (MUM) can be used to visualize biological samples in three dimensions over large axial depths and provides for the high axial localization accuracy that is needed in applications such as the three-dimensional tracking of single particles and super-resolution microscopy. This report analyzes the performance of intensity-based axial localization approaches as applied to MUM data using Fisher information calculations. In addition, a new non-parametric intensity-based axial location estimation method, Multi-Intensity Lookup Algorithm (MILA), is introduced that, unlike typical intensity-based methods that make use of a single intensity value per data image, utilizes multiple intensity values per data image in determining the axial location of a point source...
February 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210360/management-of-sickle-cell-disease-super-utilizers
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EDITORIAL
Gary A Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204754/hydrolysis-of-phytate-to-its-lower-esters-can-influence-the-growth-performance-and-nutrient-utilization-of-broilers-with-regular-or-super-doses-of-phytase
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L A Beeson, C L Walk, M R Bedford, O A Olukosi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Poultry Science
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