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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647604/hydrogen-rich-water-induces-aluminum-tolerance-in-maize-seedlings-by-enhancing-antioxidant-capacities-and-nutrient-homeostasis
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Xueqiang Zhao, Qiuhong Chen, Yanmei Wang, Zhenguo Shen, Wenbiao Shen, Xiaoming Xu
The ameliorative effect of H2 on aluminum (Al)-induced stress remains poorly understood. We treated maize seedlings with Al and hydrogen-rich water (HRW) to determine the roles of H2 in the alleviation of Al toxicity. Our results demonstrated that Al stress triggered damage to the photosynthetic apparatus, plant growth inhibition, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and boosted lipid peroxidation. However, the addition of HRW at 75% saturation markedly alleviated Al toxicity symptoms through the promotion of root elongation...
June 22, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647255/influence-of-coagulation-mechanisms-and-floc-formation-on-filterability
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Ruyuan Jiao, Rolando Fabris, Christopher W K Chow, Mary Drikas, John van Leeuwen, Dongsheng Wang, Zhizhen Xu
Minimizing particles in water is a key goal for improving drinking water quality and safety. The media filtration process, as the last step of the solid-liquid separation process, is largely influenced by the characteristics of flocs, which are formed and controlled within the coagulation process. In a laboratory-based study, the impacts of the physical characteristics of flocs formed using aluminum sulfate on the filtration treatment of two comparative water samples were investigated using a photometric dispersion analyzer and a filterability apparatus...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647249/potential-acute-effects-of-suspended-aluminum-nitride-aln-nanoparticles-on-soluble-microbial-products-smp-of-activated-sludge
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Lijie Zhou, Weiqin Zhuang, Xin Wang, Ke Yu, Shufang Yang, Siqing Xia
The study aims to identify the potential acute effects of suspended aluminum nitride (AlN) nanoparticles (NPs) on soluble microbial products (SMP) of activated sludge. Cultured activated sludge loaded with 1, 10, 50, 100, 150 and 200mg/L of AlN NPs were carried out in this study. As results showed, AlN NPs had a highly inverse proportionality to bacterial dehydrogenase and OUR, indicating its direct toxicity to the activated sludge viability. The toxicity of AlN NPs was mainly due to the nano-scale of AlN NPs...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647239/fluoride-removal-by-al-ti-and-fe-hydroxides-and-coexisting-ion-effect
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Jianfeng Zhang, Timothy E Brutus, Jiemin Cheng, Xiaoguang Meng
Batch experiments were conducted to evaluate fluoride removal by Al, Fe, and Ti-based coagulants and adsorbents, as well as the effects of coexisting ions and formation of aluminum-fluoride complexes on fluoride removal by co-precipitation with alum (Al2(SO4)3·18H2O). Aluminum sulfate was more efficient than the other coagulants for fluoride removal in the pH range between 6 and 8. Nano-crystalline TiO2 was more effective for fluoride removal than Al and Fe hydroxides in a pH range of 3-5. Coexisting anions in water decreased the removal of fluoride in the order: phosphate (2...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646309/influence-of-polymethyl-acrylate-additive-on-the-formation-of-particulate-matter-and-nox-emission-of-a-biodiesel-diesel-fueled-engine
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Islam Mohammad Monirul, Haji Hassan Masjuki, Mohammad Abdul Kalam, Nurin Wahidah Mohd Zulkifli, Islam Shancita
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of the polymethyl acrylate (PMA) additive on the formation of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOX) emission from a diesel coconut and/or Calophyllum inophyllum biodiesel-fueled engine. The physicochemical properties of 20% of coconut and/or C. inophyllum biodiesel-diesel blend (B20), 0.03 wt% of PMA with B20 (B20P), and diesel fuel were measured and compared to ASTM D6751, D7467, and EN 14214 standard. The test results showed that the addition of PMA additive with B20 significantly improves the cold-flow properties such as pour point (PP), cloud point (CP), and cold filter plugging point (CFPP)...
June 23, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645718/optimizing-adjuvants-for-intradermal-delivery-of-menc-glycoconjugate-vaccine
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Agnese Donadei, Cristiana Balocchi, Maria R Romano, Luigi Panza, Roberto Adamo, Francesco Berti, Derek T O'Hagan, Simona Gallorini, Barbara C Baudner
Intradermal vaccine delivery is a promising alternative to the conventional intramuscular route. The skin layer is immunologically supported by a densely network of antigen presenting cells, while the skeletal muscle is loaded with a relatively sparse population of APCs. Nevertheless, the vaccine to be suitable for intradermal delivery needs a new formulation to facilitate either smaller injection volumes or the introduction into new delivery devises as micro-needles. This study presents a proof of concept for intradermal delivery of the MenC-CRM197 glycoconjugate vaccine using a mouse model...
June 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644964/determination-of-absolute-material-nonlinearity-with-air-coupled-ultrasonic-receivers
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David Torello, Nicholas Selby, Jin-Yeon Kim, Jianmin Qu, Laurence J Jacobs
Quantitative evaluation of the microstructural state of a specimen can be deduced from knowledge of the sample's absolute acoustic nonlinearity parameter, β, making the measurement of β a powerful tool in the NDE toolbox. However, the various methods used in the past to measure β each suffer from significant limitations. Piezoelectric contact transducers are sensitive to nonlinear signals, cheap, and simple to use, but they are hindered by the variability of the interfacial contact between transducer and specimen surface...
June 3, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643710/postoperative-posterior-capsular-striae-and-the-posterior-capsular-opacification-in-patients-implanted-with-two-types-of-intraocular-lens-material
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Rajesh Subhash Joshi
AIM: To evaluate the incidence of postoperative posterior capsular striae (PCS) and its influence on posterior capsular opacification (PCO) in patients implanted with two types of lens material. SETTING: Tertiary eye care center in central rural India. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, observational, nonrandomized study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 1247 patients having age-related cataract scheduled for removal by phacoemulsification technique and implantation of hydrophilic or hydrophobic intraocular lens (IOL)...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643278/health-risks-of-environmental-exposure-to-metals-and-herbicides-in-the-pardo-river-brazil
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Carolina S Machado, Brisa M Fregonesi, Renato I S Alves, Karina A A Tonani, Jordi Sierra, Bruno S Martinis, Beatriz S Celere, Montse Mari, Marta Schuhmacher, Martí Nadal, Jose L Domingo, Susana Segura-Muñoz
Mixture of metals and herbicides in rivers may pose relevant risks for the health of surrounding communities. Humans may be exposed to river pollution through intake of contaminated water and fish, as well as irrigated agricultural products. The aim of this study was to assess the human health risks of environmental exposure to metals and herbicides through water and fish intake in the Pardo River. Metals (Al, As, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Mn, Hg, Ni, Tl, Sn, V, and Zn) were analyzed in river water and in edible fish...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642924/influence-of-niobium-pentoxide-addition-on-the-properties-of-glass-ionomer-cements
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Isadora Martini Garcia, Vicente Castelo Branco Leitune, Gabriela De Souza Balbinot, Susana Maria Werner Samuel, Fabrício Mezzomo Collares
Objective: To determine the influence of niobium pentoxide (Nb2O5) addition on the physical and chemical properties of glass ionomer cements (GICs). Materials and methods: Five, 10 or 20 wt.% of Nb2O5 were incorporated into commercial GICs (Maxxion R, Vitro Molar, Vitro Fil R) and one group of each GIC remained without Nb2O5 (control groups). The GICs were evaluated by Knoop hardness, compressive strength, acid erosion, particle size and radiopacity. Data were analyzed by two-way ANOVA followed by Tukey's test...
December 2016: Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642854/measurement-uncertainty-in-spine-bone-mineral-density-by-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry
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Ae-Ja Park, Jun-Il Yoo, Jee-Hye Choi, Kyun Shik Chae, Chang Geun Kim, Dal Sik Kim
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to calculate the measurement uncertainty of the process of bone mineral density (BMD) analysis using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry with traceability. METHODS: Between March 2015 and October 2016, among healthy participants in their 20s and 30s, the study included those who had not taken calcium, vitamin D supplements and steroids and were without a history of osteoporosis, osteopenia and diseases related to osteoporosis...
May 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642761/overexpression-of-bdmate-gene-improves-aluminum-tolerance-in-setaria-viridis
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Ana P Ribeiro, Wagner R de Souza, Polyana K Martins, Felipe Vinecky, Karoline E Duarte, Marcos F Basso, Bárbara A D B da Cunha, Raquel B Campanha, Patrícia A de Oliveira, Danilo C Centeno, Geraldo M A Cançado, Jurandir V de Magalhães, Carlos A F de Sousa, Alan C Andrade, Adilson K Kobayashi, Hugo B C Molinari
Acidic soils are distributed worldwide, predominantly in tropical and subtropical areas, reaching around 50% of the arable soil. This type of soil strongly reduces crop production, mainly because of the presence of aluminum, which has its solubility increased at low pH levels. A well-known physiological mechanism used by plants to cope with Al stress involves activation of membrane transporters responsible for organic acid anions secretion from the root apex to the rhizosphere, which chelate Al, preventing its absorption by roots...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642744/unexpected-dominance-of-elusive-acidobacteria-in-early-industrial-soft-coal-slags
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Carl-Eric Wegner, Werner Liesack
Acid mine drainage (AMD) and mine tailing environments are well-characterized ecosystems known to be dominated by organisms involved in iron- and sulfur-cycling. Here we examined the microbiology of industrial soft coal slags that originate from alum leaching, an ecosystem distantly related to AMD environments. Our study involved geochemical analyses, bacterial community profiling, and shotgun metagenomics. The slags still contained high amounts of alum constituents (aluminum, sulfur), which mediated direct and indirect effects on bacterial community structure...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642672/multifocal-osteonecrosis-secondary-to-occupational-exposure-to-aluminum
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Jorge Henrique Assunção, Eduardo Angeli Malavolta, Mauro Emilio Conforto Gracitelli, Renée Zon Filippi, Arnaldo Amado Ferreira
Multifocal osteonecrosis is a rare disease; chronic use of corticosteroids is considered the main risk factor. Patients with chronic renal failure can develop aluminum toxicity, which can lead to osteomalacia and encephalopathy. An association between osteonecrosis and aluminum toxicity has been reported among patients with dialytic renal insufficiency. Occupational exposure to aluminum rarely causes lung disease and no cases of bone lesions resulting from exposure to this metal have been reported. In this manuscript, we describe a novel case of a patient with multifocal osteonecrosis associated with chronic occupational exposure to aluminum...
May 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641198/combined-computational-experimental-approach-to-predict-blood-brain-barrier-bbb-permeation-based-on-green-salting-out-thin-layer-chromatography-supported-by-simple-molecular-descriptors
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Krzesimir Ciura, Mariusz Belka, Piotr Kawczak, Tomasz Bączek, Michał J Markuszewski, Joanna Nowakowska
The objective of this paper is to build QSRR/QSAR model for predicting the blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability. The obtained models are based on salting-out thin layer chromatography (SOTLC) constants and calculated molecular descriptors. Among chromatographic methods SOTLC was chosen, since the mobile phases are free of organic solvent. As consequences, there are less toxic, and have lower environmental impact compared to classical reserved phases liquid chromatography (RPLC). During the study three stationary phase silica gel, cellulose plates and neutral aluminum oxide were examined...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640485/pyrethroid-concentrations-and-persistence-following-indoor-application
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Lia Emi Nakagawa, Alan Roberto Costa, Ricardo Polatto, Cristiane Mazarin do Nascimento, Solange Papini
Residential indoor environments are potential sources of exposure to pyrethroids, which have low acute toxicity to humans but are allergenic and suspected endocrine disruptors. The present study evaluated the persistence of the pyrethroids cypermethrin and beta-cyfluthrin on indoor surfaces and in house dust. Cypermethrin and beta-cyfluthrin were applied and maintained on aluminum foils and in dust samples for 112 d under controlled conditions and for 12 mo in a test house; periodically, they were quantified by high-performance liquid chromatography...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639984/impact-of-implant-surface-micropatterns-on-epithelial-cell-behavior
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Yiping Tong, Zhengyu Yang, Ruoxi Du, Siqian Wang, Qiaozhen Zhou, Chongyun Bao, Jianfeng Ma
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of topography on cell behavior by screening polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) molds with different nanoscale micropatterns to determine the ideal surface characteristics for attachment of human epithelial cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A soft PDMS mold with regular dot arrays was fabricated based on an aluminum oxide template with ordered nanotube arrays and used as a substrate for cell culture. Cell proliferation, spread, and morphology, as well as features of the extracellular matrix and the actin cytoskeleton were assessed...
June 19, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639279/densification-of-silica-spheres-a-new-pathway-to-nano-dimensioned-zeolite-based-catalysts
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Albert Gonche Fortunatus Machoke, Benjamin Winter, Rainer Leonhardt, Venkata R Reddy Marthala, Martin Schmiele, Tobias Unruh, Martin Hartmann, Erdmann Spiecker, Wilhelm Schwieger
Nanosized materials are expected to play a unique role in the development of future catalytic processes. Herein, pre-prepared and geometrically well-defined amorphous silica spheres are densified into silica-rich zeolites with nanosized dimensions. After the densification, the obtained nanosized zeolites exhibit the same spherical morphology like the starting precursor but characterized by a drastically reduced size, higher density and high crystallinity. The phase transformation into crystalline zeolitic material and the densification effect are achieved via a well-controlled steam assisted treatment of the larger precursor particles so that the transformation process proceeds always towards the center of the spheres, just like a shrinking process...
June 22, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638550/shear-bond-strength-of-orthodontic-metal-brackets-to-aged-composite-using-three-primers
#19
Ali Tayebi, Farnoosh Fallahzadeh, Marzieh Morsaghian
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the effect of surface preparation with sandblasting and diamond bur along with the use of three primers on shear bond strength (SBS) of metal brackets to aged composite. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this in vitro, experimental study, 60 Filtek Z250 composite discs were fabricated (10×2mm), immersed in distilled water for 24 hours and subjected to 5000 thermal cycles. They were randomly divided into two groups (n=30) of sandblasting with aluminum oxide particles for 10 seconds and surface roughening with bur...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638073/plasmon-induced-selective-carbon-dioxide-conversion-on-earth-abundant-aluminum-cuprous-oxide-antenna-reactor-nanoparticles
#20
Hossein Robatjazi, Hangqi Zhao, Dayne F Swearer, Nathaniel J Hogan, Linan Zhou, Alessandro Alabastri, Michael J McClain, Peter Nordlander, Naomi J Halas
The rational combination of plasmonic nanoantennas with active transition metal-based catalysts, known as 'antenna-reactor' nanostructures, holds promise to expand the scope of chemical reactions possible with plasmonic photocatalysis. Here, we report earth-abundant embedded aluminum in cuprous oxide antenna-reactor heterostructures that operate more effectively and selectively for the reverse water-gas shift reaction under milder illumination than in conventional thermal conditions. Through rigorous comparison of the spatial temperature profile, optical absorption, and integrated electric field enhancement of the catalyst, we have been able to distinguish between competing photothermal and hot-carrier driven mechanistic pathways...
June 21, 2017: Nature Communications
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