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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735324/study-of-acid-phosphatase-in-solubilization-of-inorganic-phosphates-by-piriformospora-indica
#1
Swetha Seshagiri, Padmavathi Tallapragada
Phosphorus is an essential plant macronutrient present in the soil. Only a small portion of phosphorus in soil is taken up by plants and the rest of it becomes unavailable to plants as it is immobilized. Phosphate solubilizing microorganisms play a vital role in converting the insoluble form of phosphates to the soluble form. The present paper reports the solubilization of tricalcium phosphate, rock phosphate, single super phosphate, zinc phosphate and aluminum phosphate by Piriformospora indica with the production of organic acids as well as acid phosphatase...
January 2, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735157/effects-of-adhesions-of-amorphous-fe-and-al-hydroxides-on-surface-charge-and-adsorption-of-k-and-cd-2-on-rice-roots
#2
Zhao-Dong Liu, Hai-Cui Wang, Qin Zhou, Ren-Kou Xu
Iron (Fe) and aluminum (Al) hydroxides in variable charge soils attached to rice roots may affect surface-charge properties and subsequently the adsorption and uptake of nutrients and toxic metals by the roots. Adhesion of amorphous Fe and Al hydroxides onto rice roots and their effects on zeta potential of roots and adsorption of potassium (K(+)) and cadmium (Cd(2+)) by roots were investigated. Rice roots adsorbed more Al hydroxide than Fe hydroxide because of the greater positive charge on Al hydroxide. Adhesion of Fe and Al hydroxides decreased the negative charge on rice roots, and a greater effect of the Al hydroxide...
July 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734190/two-dimensional-modeling-of-elastic-wave-propagation-in-solids-containing-cracks-with-rough-surfaces-and-friction-part-ii-numerical-implementation
#3
Steven Delrue, Vladislav Aleshin, Kevin Truyaert, Olivier Bou Matar, Koen Van Den Abeele
Our study aims at the creation of a numerical toolbox that describes wave propagation in samples containing internal contacts (e.g. cracks, delaminations, debondings, imperfect intergranular joints) of known geometry with postulated contact interaction laws including friction. The code consists of two entities: the contact model and the solid mechanics module. Part I of the paper concerns an in-depth description of a constitutive model for realistic contacts or cracks that takes into account the roughness of the contact faces and the associated effects of friction and hysteresis...
July 13, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733647/boiling-and-quenching-heat-transfer-advancement-by-nanoscale-surface-modification
#4
Hong Hu, Cheng Xu, Yang Zhao, Kirk J Ziegler, J N Chung
All power production, refrigeration, and advanced electronic systems depend on efficient heat transfer mechanisms for achieving high power density and best system efficiency. Breakthrough advancement in boiling and quenching phase-change heat transfer processes by nanoscale surface texturing can lead to higher energy transfer efficiencies, substantial energy savings, and global reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. This paper reports breakthrough advancements on both fronts of boiling and quenching. The critical heat flux (CHF) in boiling and the Leidenfrost point temperature (LPT) in quenching are the bottlenecks to the heat transfer advancements...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733055/avoiding-antiperspirants-during-breast-radiation-therapy-myth-or-sound-advice
#5
Brian C Baumann, Chuan Zeng, Gary M Freedman, Ioannis I Verginadis, Kelly M MacArthur, Lilie L Lin, Carolyn Vachani, Constantinos Koumenis, Timothy D Solberg, James M Metz
Breast cancer patients are typically advised to avoid antiperspirants for fear of increasing radiation dermatitis in the axilla. We hypothesized that antiperspirants would have minimal effect on skin dose. We found no difference in surface dose±antiperspirants using 6MV photons at gantry angles of 0°/30°/60°/90° regardless of aluminum concentration.
July 18, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733008/highly-transparent-cerium-doped-gadolinium-gallium-aluminum-garnet-ceramic-prepared-with-precursors-fabricated-by-ultrasonic-enhanced-chemical-co-precipitation
#6
Ji-Yun Zhang, Zhao-Hua Luo, Hao-Chuan Jiang, Jun Jiang, Chun-Hua Chen, Jing-Xian Zhang, Zhen-Zhen Gui, Na Xiao
Cerium doped gadolinium gallium aluminum garnet (GGAG:Ce) ceramic precursors have been synthesized with an ultrasonic chemical co-precipitation method (UCC) and for comparison with a traditional chemical co-precipitation method (TCC). The effect of ultra-sonication on the morphology of powders and the transmittance of GGAG:Ce ceramics are studied. The results indicate that the UCC method can effectively improve the homogenization and sinterability of GGAG:Ce powders, which contribute to obtain high transparent GGAG ceramic with the highest transmittance of 81%...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732999/ultrasonic-depolymerization-of-li2o-na2o-sio2-type-silicate-melt
#7
Yi Min, Zhenxing Shi, Chengjun Liu
Under the application of ultrasound, the organic polymers can be degraded for the reason of breakage of C-C or C-N bond induced by the cavitation effect, similar to organic polymers, the silicate melts are also one typical polymer connected with Si-O bonds. To verify the prediction of the depolymerization of silicate melt, the ultrasound was applied to one kind of silicate melt for the first time via a special designed experimental system. Results showed that, under the applying of the ultrasound, the Si-O (bridged O) bonds in the structure units of the silicate melt can be broken, which decreases the polymerization degree and the viscosity...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732962/grain-fragmentation-in-ultrasonic-assisted-tig-weld-of-pure-aluminum
#8
Qihao Chen, Sanbao Lin, Chunli Yang, Chenglei Fan, Hongliang Ge
Under the action of acoustic waves during an ultrasonic-assisted tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding process, a grain of a TIG weld of aluminum alloy is refined by nucleation and grain fragmentation. Herein, effects of ultrasound on grain fragmentation in the TIG weld of aluminum alloy are investigated via systematic welding experiments of pure aluminum. First, experiments involving continuous and fixed-position welding are performed, which demonstrate that ultrasound can break the grain of the TIG weld of pure aluminum...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732949/dependence-of-cavitation-chemical-effect-and-mechanical-effect-thresholds-on-ultrasonic-frequency
#9
Tam Thanh Nguyen, Yoshiyuki Asakura, Shinobu Koda, Keiji Yasuda
Cavitation, chemical effect, and mechanical effect thresholds were investigated in wide frequency ranges from 22 to 4880kHz. Each threshold was measured in terms of sound pressure at fundamental frequency. Broadband noise emitted from acoustic cavitation bubbles was detected by a hydrophone to determine the cavitation threshold. Potassium iodide oxidation caused by acoustic cavitation was used to quantify the chemical effect threshold. The ultrasonic erosion of aluminum foil was conducted to estimate the mechanical effect threshold...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731736/enhancing-entropy-and-enthalpy-fluctuations-to-drive-crystallization-in-atomistic-simulations
#10
Pablo M Piaggi, Omar Valsson, Michele Parrinello
Crystallization is a process of great practical relevance in which rare but crucial fluctuations lead to the formation of a solid phase starting from the liquid. As in all first order first transitions, there is an interplay between enthalpy and entropy. Based on this idea, in order to drive crystallization in molecular simulations, we introduce two collective variables, one enthalpic and the other entropic. Defined in this way, these collective variables do not prejudge the structure into which the system is going to crystallize...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730980/validation-of-spectrophotometric-methods-for-the-determination-of-total-polyphenol-and-total-flavonoid-content
#11
Petra Matić, Marija Sabljić, Lidija Jakobek
The aim of this study was to validate spectrophotometric methods for the measurement of total polyphenol (TP;via the Folin–Ciocalteu method) and total flavonoid (TF) content [via the aluminum chloride (AlCl₃) method]. Validation parameters of these methods were determined, including linearity, sensitivity, precision (intra-assay and intermediate), accuracy, LOD, and LOQ. For the validation process, groups of polyphenol standards were used, including phenolic acids (gallic, p-coumaric, caffeic, and chlorogenic acids), flavan-3-ols [(+)-catechin and procyanidins B1 and B2], flavonols (quercetin and quercetin-3-rutinoside), and dihydrochalcones (phloretin and phloretin-2-glucoside)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730271/serious-adverse-events-after-hpv-vaccination-a-critical-review-of-randomized-trials-and-post-marketing-case-series
#12
Manuel Martínez-Lavín, Luis Amezcua-Guerra
This article critically reviews HPV vaccine serious adverse events described in pre-licensure randomized trials and in post-marketing case series. HPV vaccine randomized trials were identified in PubMed. Safety data were extracted. Post-marketing case series describing HPV immunization adverse events were reviewed. Most HPV vaccine randomized trials did not use inert placebo in the control group. Two of the largest randomized trials found significantly more severe adverse events in the tested HPV vaccine arm of the study...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730209/geometric-and-electronic-properties-of-si-atom-doped-al-clusters-robustness-of-binary-superatoms-against-charging
#13
Minoru Akutsu, Kiichirou Koyasu, Junko Atobe, Ken Miyajima, Masaaki Mitsui, Hironori Tsunoyama, Atsushi Nakajima
The geometric and electronic properties of silicon-atom-doped aluminum clusters, AlnSim (n = 7-30, m = 0-2), were investigated experimentally. The size dependences of the ionization energy and electron affinity of AlnSim show that the stability of AlnSim is governed by the total number of valence electrons in the clusters, where Al and Si atoms behave as trivalent and tetravalent atoms, respectively. Together with theoretical calculations, it has been revealed that neutral Al10Si and Al12Si have a cage-like geometry with central Si atom encapsulation and closed electronic structures of superatomic orbitals (SAOs), and also that they both exhibit geometric robustness against reductive and oxidative changes as cage-like binary superatoms of Si@Al10 and Si@Al12...
July 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729803/anterosuperior-rehabilitation-with-metal-free-fixed-prosthesis-based-on-zirconia
#14
Sthelen Nayara Cenci, Igor Alessandro Gontarsky, Marcella Goetz Moro, Lidia Olga Bach Pinheiro, Adriana Postiglione Bührer Samra
The loss of upper front dental elements causes functional and psychosocial problems to the affected individuals. In this case report, the treatment planning considered hard and soft tissue loss for a complex fixed partial denture (FPD) rehabilitation. The six-element, all-ceramic FPD was manufactured using a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing system with zirconia framework, veneered with leucite-reinforced ceramic. Ceramic artificial gum was also produced to guarantee tooth-facial proportions as well as lip support, promoting both esthetics and phonetics...
April 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728239/-effect-of-hydrogen-rich-saline-on-the-cd4-cd25-foxp3-treg-cells-of-allergic-rhinitis-guinea-pigs-model
#15
F F Xu, S Q Yu, C L Zhao, N Che, L Jin, Q L Wang, R M Ge
Objective: To explore the effect of hydrogen-rich saline on the CD4(+) CD25(+) Foxp3(+) Treg cells in a guinea pig model of allergic rhinitis (AR) and investigate the underling anti-inflammatory mechanism. Methods: Using random number table, eighteen guinea pigs were divided into three groups (control group/AR group/HRS group, n=6 of each group). AR guinea pig model was built with ovalbumin and aluminum. The guinea pigs were injected with hydrogen-rich saline (HRS group) for ten days after sensitation. And control group was injected with equal normal saline at the same time...
July 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728109/zero-valent-aluminum-for-reductive-removal-of-aqueous-pollutants-over-a-wide-ph-range-performance-and-mechanism-especially-at-near-neutral-ph
#16
Shiying Yang, Di Zheng, Tengfei Ren, Yixuan Zhang, Jia Xin
Zero-valent aluminum (ZVAl) draws much attention due to its strong reducibility. However, under neutral pH conditions, the reduction ability of ZVAl for pollutant removal has still been suspected because of the formed compact surface film of Al-(hydr)oxide. In this study, unmodified ZVAl was employed to reductively remove aqueous pollutants over a wide pH range, and its performance and mechanism, especially at near-neutral pH, were systematically studied for the first time. Results demonstrated that ZVAl had a wide range of pH applicability from 2 to 12, even in neutral environment...
July 6, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727468/effect-of-finishing-procedures-on-the-surface-roughness-of-resin-modified-glass-ionomer-materials
#17
Mohammad Garshasb, Gildo C Santos, Amin S Rizkalla, Richard Bohay, M Jacinta Santos
This study examined the influence of finishing procedures on the surface roughness of different formulations of resin-modified glass ionomers (RMGIs) available in capsules compared with standard resin composites (RCs). Disc samples of three RMGIs and two RCs were fabricated using a metal mold (5 mm x 1.5 mm). Samples were randomly divided into seven groups (N = 10) and subjected to finishing and polishing procedures using a combination of carbide or diamond burs, followed by either rubber points or aluminum-oxide discs...
July 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726176/quality-assessment-and-public-health-status-of-harvested-rainwater-in-a-peri-urban-community-in-edo-state-of-nigeria
#18
Isoken H Igbinosa, Isoken T Aighewi
The harvested rainwater is an alternative water source in communities where there is limited or scarcity of water distribution system. However, contamination of roof-harvested rainwater is of immense concern to the general public health. Therefore, this study was initiated to assess the levels of physicochemical quality and heavy metal concentrations in the harvested rainwater from Oluku communities in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. The roof-harvested rainwater samples were collected from 20 independent different residential households in Oluku communities, between April 2015 and September 2015...
August 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725152/analysis-of-inorganic-and-organic-constituents-of-myrrh-resin-by-gc-ms-and-icp-ms-an-emphasis-on-medicinal-assets
#19
Syed Rizwan Ahamad, Abdul Rahman Al-Ghadeer, Raisuddin Ali, Wajhul Qamar, Suliman Aljarboa
The aim of the present investigation was to explore the constituents of the Arabian myrrh resin obtained from Commiphora myrrha. The organic and inorganic composition of the myrrh gum resin has been investigated using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Analysis executed by ICP-MS reveals the presence of various inorganic elements in significant amount in the myrrh resin. The elements that were found to be present in large amounts include calcium, magnesium, aluminum, phosphorus, chlorine, chromium, bromine and scandium...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725106/development-of-porcine-circovirus-2-pcv2-open-reading-frame-2-dna-vaccine-with-different-adjuvants-and-comparison-with-commercial-pcv2-subunit-vaccine-in-an-experimental-challenge
#20
Changhoon Park, Jiwoon Jeong, Kyuhyung Choi, Su-Jin Park, Ikjae Kang, Chanhee Chae
The objective of this study was to compare the protection against challenge with porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) induced by an experimental vaccine based on open reading frame (ORF) 2 of PCV2 DNA plus an adjuvant (aluminum hydroxide, cobalt oxide, or liposome) and a commercial PCV2 subunit vaccine. A total of 35 colostrum-fed, cross-bred, conventional piglets were randomly divided into 7 groups. The commercial vaccine was more efficacious against PCV2 challenge than the 4 experimental vaccines according to immunologic, virologic, and pathological outcomes...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
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