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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813058/fine-tuning-of-catalytic-and-sorption-properties-of-metal-organic-frameworks-via-in-situ-ligand-exchange
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Peng Wang, Kai Chen, Qing Liu, Huai-Wei Wang, Mohammad Azam, Saud I Al-Resayes, Yi Lu, Wei-Yin Sun
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are gaining considerable attention not only because of their diverse structures but also due to their interesting properties and potential applications. However, fabrication of MOFs with desired structures and properties remains a great challenge. In this study, a strategy based on ligand exchange via single-crystal-to-single-crystal (SCSC) transformation has been undertaken, which can be used to achieve MOFs not available by direct synthesis and also to enrich the family of isoreticular MOFs...
August 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813008/dietary-fructose-enhances-the-ability-of-low-concentrations-of-angiotensin-ii-to-stimulate-proximal-tubule-na%C3%A2-%C2%BA-reabsorption
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Agustin Gonzalez-Vicente, Pablo D Cabral, Nancy J Hong, Jessica Asirwatham, Nianxin Yang, Jessica M Berthiaume, Fernando P Dominici, Jeffrey L Garvin
Fructose-enriched diets cause salt-sensitive hypertension. Proximal tubules (PTs) reabsorb 70% of the water and salt filtered through the glomerulus. Angiotensin II (Ang II) regulates this process. Normally, dietary salt reduces Ang II allowing the kidney to excrete more salt, thereby preventing hypertension. We hypothesized that fructose-enriched diets enhance the ability of low concentrations of Ang II to stimulate PT transport. We measured the effects of a low concentration of Ang II (10(-12) mol/L) on transport-related oxygen consumption (QO₂), and Na/K-ATPase and Na/H-exchange (NHE) activities and expression in PTs from rats consuming tap water (Control) or 20% fructose (FRUC)...
August 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813004/lactose-binding-induces-opposing-dynamics-changes-in-human-galectins-revealed-by-nmr-based-hydrogen-deuterium-exchange
#3
Chih-Ta Henry Chien, Meng-Ru Ho, Chung-Hung Lin, Shang-Te Danny Hsu
Galectins are β-galactoside-binding proteins implicated in a myriad of biological functions. Despite their highly conserved carbohydrate binding motifs with essentially identical structures, their affinities for lactose, a common galectin inhibitor, vary significantly. Here, we aimed to examine the molecular basis of differential lactose affinities amongst galectins using solution-based techniques. Consistent dissociation constants of lactose binding were derived from nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, intrinsic tryptophan fluorescence, isothermal titration calorimetry and bio-layer interferometry for human galectin-1 (hGal1), galectin-7 (hGal7), and the N-terminal and C-terminal domains of galectin-8 (hGal8(NTD) and hGal8(CTD), respectively)...
August 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812956/toxicity-identification-and-evaluation-for-the-effluent-from-a-nonmetallic-mineral-mining-facility-in-korea-using-d-magna
#4
Sungjong Lee, Hongjoo Ha, JinKyung Hong, Guyoung Kang, Chunsang Hong
Industrial wastewater has attracted increasing attention in recent years because of its impact on ecosystems and human health. Whole-effluent tests are generally used to monitor toxicities of unknown chemicals and conventional pollutants from industrial effluent discharges. This study described identification evaluation (TIE) procedures to determine the acute toxicity of a nonmetallic mineral mining facility effluent that was toxic to Daphnia magna. In the characterization step (TIE phase I), toxic effects of heavy metals, organic compounds, oxidants, volatile organic compounds, suspended solids, and ammonia were screened...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812835/impact-of-health-research-systems-on-under-5-mortality-rate-a-trend-analysis
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Bahareh Yazdizadeh, Mahboubeh Parsaeian, Reza Majdzadeh, Sima Nikooee
BACKGROUND: Between 1990 and 2015, under-5 mortality rate (U5MR) declined by 53%, from an estimated rate of 91 deaths per 1000 live births to 43, globally. The aim of this study was to determine the share of health research systems in this decrease alongside other influential factors. METHODS: We used random effect regression models including the 'random intercept' and 'random intercept and random slope' models to analyze the panel data from 1990 to 2010. We selected the countries with U5MRs falling between the first and third quartiles in 1990...
November 26, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812744/benzene-centred-tripodal-diglycolamides-for-the-sequestration-of-trivalent-actinides-metal-ion-extraction-and-luminescence-spectroscopic-investigations-in-a-room-temperature-ionic-liquid
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Seraj Ahmad Ansari, Prasanta Kumar Mohapatra, Andrea Leoncini, Jurriaan Huskens, Willem Verboom
Three benzene-centred tripodal diglycolamide (Bz-T-DGA) ligands, where the diglycolamide (DGA) moieties are attached to a central benzene ring through ethylene spacers (LI), amide groups (LII) or ether linkages (LIII), were evaluated for their extraction behaviour towards trivalent actinide and lanthanide ions in a room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL), viz. 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonimide ([C4mim][Tf2N]). The extraction behaviour of these ligands in [C4mim][Tf2N] medium was compared with that obtained in the molecular solvent n-dodecane showing an opposite selectivity of LIII > LII > LIvs...
August 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812654/transitions-between-phases-of-genomic-differentiation-during-stick-insect-speciation
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Rüdiger Riesch, Moritz Muschick, Dorothea Lindtke, Romain Villoutreix, Aaron A Comeault, Timothy E Farkas, Kay Lucek, Elizabeth Hellen, Víctor Soria-Carrasco, Stuart R Dennis, Clarissa F de Carvalho, Rebecca J Safran, Cristina P Sandoval, Jeff Feder, Regine Gries, Bernard J Crespi, Gerhard Gries, Zach Gompert, Patrik Nosil
Speciation can involve a transition from a few genetic loci that are resistant to gene flow to genome-wide differentiation. However, only limited data exist concerning this transition and the factors promoting it. Here, we study phases of speciation using data from >100 populations of 11 species of Timema stick insects. Consistent with early phases of genic speciation, adaptive colour-pattern loci reside in localized genetic regions of accentuated differentiation between populations experiencing gene flow...
February 17, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812604/stand-age-and-species-richness-dampen-interannual-variation-of-ecosystem-level-photosynthetic-capacity
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Talie Musavi, Mirco Migliavacca, Markus Reichstein, Jens Kattge, Christian Wirth, T Andrew Black, Ivan Janssens, Alexander Knohl, Denis Loustau, Olivier Roupsard, Andrej Varlagin, Serge Rambal, Alessandro Cescatti, Damiano Gianelle, Hiroaki Kondo, Rijan Tamrakar, Miguel D Mahecha
The total uptake of carbon dioxide by ecosystems via photosynthesis (gross primary productivity, GPP) is the largest flux in the global carbon cycle. A key ecosystem functional property determining GPP is the photosynthetic capacity at light saturation (GPPsat), and its interannual variability (IAV) is propagated to the net land-atmosphere exchange of CO2. Given the importance of understanding the IAV in CO2 fluxes for improving the predictability of the global carbon cycle, we have tested a range of alternative hypotheses to identify potential drivers of the magnitude of IAV in GPPsat in forest ecosystems...
January 23, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812362/nitrogen-doped-porous-graphdiyne-a-highly-efficient-metal-free-electrocatalyst-for-oxygen-reduction-reaction
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Qing Lv, Wenyan Si, Ze Yang, Ning Wang, Zeyi Tu, Yuanping Yi, Changshui Huang, Li Jiang, Mingjia Zhang, Jianjiang He, Yun-Ze Long
Metal-free catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) are the desired materials for low-cost proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Graphdiyne (GDY), a novel type of 2D carbon allotrope, is featured by sp and sp2 hybridized carbon, different from the other existed carbon materials. Thus nitrogen (N) can be doped in new styles by substituting sp hybridized carbon atoms, effective for ORR, which has been displayed in this study using both experimental and theorical technologies. The N doped GDY was synthesized with pyridine and NH3 as N sources, successively, expressing similar electrocatalytic activity at potential above 0...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812315/metabolite-cycled-steam-and-semi-laser-localization-for-mr-spectroscopy-of-the-human-brain-at-9-4t
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Ioannis-Angelos Giapitzakis, Tingting Shao, Nikolai Avdievich, Ralf Mekle, Roland Kreis, Anke Henning
PURPOSE: Metabolite cycling (MC) is an MRS technique for the simultaneous acquisition of water and metabolite spectra that avoids chemical exchange saturation transfer effects and for which water may serve as a reference signal or contain additional information in functional or diffusion studies. Here, MC was developed for human investigations at ultrahigh field. METHODS: MC-STEAM and MC-semi-LASER are introduced at 9.4T with an optimized inversion pulse and elaborate coil setup...
August 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812217/what-shall-we-talk-about-in-farsi-content-of-everyday-conversations-in-iran
#11
Mahdi Dahmardeh, R I M Dunbar
Previous empirical studies have suggested that language is primarily used to exchange social information, but our evidence on this derives mainly from English speakers. We present data from a study of natural conversations among Farsi (Persian) speakers in Iran and show that not only are conversation groups the same size as those observed in Europe and North America, but people also talk predominantly about social topics. We argue that these results reinforce the suggestion that language most likely evolved for the transmission of information about the social world...
August 15, 2017: Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812023/use-of-a-polyethylene-bag-to-reduce-perioperative-regional-and-whole-body-heat-losses-in-low-birth-weight-neonates
#12
Pierre Tourneux, Estelle Durand, Amandine Pelletier, Laurent Ghyselen, Véronique Bach, Jean-Pierre Libert
In the delivery room, wrapping a low-birth-weight neonate (defined as ≤2.499 g) in a polyethylene bag reduces the risk of hypothermia. However, extended use of the bag (e.g., during neonatal surgery) might conceivably increase the risk of thermal stress and thus body overheating. Here, we assessed the efficacy of a polyethylene bag in infants assigned to wrap (W) or nonwrap (NW, control) groups during placement of a percutaneous vena cava catheter by applying a new mathematical model that calculates heat exchanges for covered and uncovered body segments...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811846/some-mushrooms-are-hard-to-digest-gastrostomy-tube-exchange
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Nishant Gupta, Pradeep Goyal, Itisha Bansal, Kusum Hooda, Yogesh Kumar, Gregory Bearden
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is an effective and safe mode of enteral nutrition for patients needing chronic enteric nutritional support. Exchanging PEG tubes may result in complications due to inexperience as well as due to lack of protocol. CASE REPORT: We encountered a 73 year-old female with unnoticed, accidently detached portion of the internal bumper of a PEG tube in the gastric lumen after a challenging gastrostomy tube exchange. CONCLUSIONS: This case report discusses the complications associated with gastrostomy tube exchange and proposes a planned protocol for successful gastrostomy tube exchange...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811766/prognostic-factors-determining-morbidity-and-mortality-in-organophosphate-poisoning
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Ayca Acikalin, Nezihat Rana Dişel, Selcuk Matyar, Ahmet Sebe, Zeynep Kekec, Yuksel Gokel, Emre Karakoc
OBJECTIVE: Our aim in this retrospective study was to determine the factors affecting poor prognosis and mortality of organophosphate (OP) poisoning by reviewing patient data. We also reviewed present knowledge to make conclusions on certain longstanding debates in light of the literature. METHODS: In this retrospective descriptive study, patients who were admitted to and hospitalized in the emergency department (ED) or intensive care unit (ICU) of a university hospital with the diagnosis of OP poisoning between December 2010 and December 2015 were evaluated...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811608/large-spontaneous-exchange-bias-in-a-weak-ferromagnet-pb6ni9-teo6-5
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B Koteswararao, Tanmoy Chakrabarty, Tathamay Basu, Binoy Krishna Hazra, P V Srinivasarao, P L Paulose, S Srinath
We report the magnetic and dielectric behavior of Pb6Ni9(TeO6)5, a new compound comprising the honeycomb-like layers of S = 1 spins, through detailed structural, magnetic and dielectric investigation. An antiferromagnetic-type transition at 25 K (T N ) with weak-ferromagnetic behavior is revealed. Interestingly, a large value of coercive field of 1.32 T at 2 K is observed. The isothermal magnetization after zero-field-cooled condition, it exhibits the presence of large spontaneous exchange bias (SEB) with a magnitude of 0...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811581/the-key-energy-scales-of-gd-based-metallofullerene-determined-by-resonant-inelastic-x-ray-scattering-spectroscopy
#16
Yu-Cheng Shao, L Andrew Wray, Shih-Wen Huang, Yi-Sheng Liu, Wang Song, Shangfeng Yang, Yi-De Chuang, Jinghua Guo, Way-Faung Pong
Endohedral metallofullerenes, formed by encaging Gd inside fullerenes like C80, can exhibit enhanced proton relaxitivities compared with other Gd-chelates, making them the promising contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, the underlying key energy scales of Gd x Sc3-x N@C80 (x  =  1-3) remain unclear. Here, we carry out resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) experiments on Gd x Sc3-x N@C80 at Gd N 4,5-edges to directly study the electronic structure and spin flip excitations of Gd 4f electrons...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811471/two-magnon-scattering-in-the-5d-all-in-all-out-pyrochlore-magnet-cd2os2o7
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Thi Minh Hien Nguyen, Luke J Sandilands, C H Sohn, C H Kim, Aleksander L Wysocki, In-Sang Yang, S J Moon, Jae-Hyeon Ko, J Yamaura, Z Hiroi, Tae Won Noh
5d pyrochlore oxides with all-in-all-out magnetic order are prime candidates for realizing strongly correlated, topological phases of matter. Despite significant effort, a full understanding of all-in-all-out magnetism remains elusive as the associated magnetic excitations have proven difficult to access with conventional techniques. Here we report a Raman spectroscopy study of spin dynamics in the all-in-all-out magnetic state of the 5d pyrochlore Cd2Os2O7. Through a comparison between the two-magnon scattering and spin-wave theory, we confirm the large single ion anisotropy in this material and show that the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya and exchange interactions play a significant role in the spin-wave dispersions...
August 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811342/bacteriophages-of-gordonia-spp-display-a-spectrum-of-diversity-and-genetic-relationships
#18
Welkin H Pope, Travis N Mavrich, Rebecca A Garlena, Carlos A Guerrero-Bustamante, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, Matthew T Montgomery, Daniel A Russell, Marcie H Warner, Graham F Hatfull
The global bacteriophage population is large, dynamic, old, and highly diverse genetically. Many phages are tailed and contain double-stranded DNA, but these remain poorly characterized genomically. A collection of over 1,000 phages infecting Mycobacterium smegmatis reveals the diversity of phages of a common bacterial host, but their relationships to phages of phylogenetically proximal hosts are not known. Comparative sequence analysis of 79 phages isolated on Gordonia shows these also to be diverse and that the phages can be grouped into 14 clusters of related genomes, with an additional 14 phages that are "singletons" with no closely related genomes...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811219/trinucleotide-repeat-containing-6c-tnrc6c-is-essential-for-microvascular-maturation-during-distal-airspace-sacculation-in-the-developing-lung
#19
Hua Guo, Yana Kazadaeva, Fabian E Ortega, Manjunath N Swamy, Tushar J Desai
GW182 (also known asTNRC6) family members are critically involved in the final effector phase of miRNA-mediated mRNA repression. The three mammalian paralogs, TNRC6a, b and c, are thought to be redundant based on Argonaute (Ago) binding, tethering assays, and RNAi silencing of individual members in cell lines. To test this idea, we generated TNRC6a, b and c knockout mice. TNRC6a mutants die at mid-gestation, while b- and c- deleted mice are born at a Mendelian ratio. However, the majority of TNRC6b and all TNRC6c mutants die within 24 hours after birth, the latter with respiratory failure...
August 12, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811160/high-efficiency-removal-of-lead-from-wastewater-by-biochar-derived-from-anaerobic-digestion-sludge
#20
Shih-Hsin Ho, Yi-di Chen, Zhong-Kai Yang, Dillirani Nagarajan, Jo-Shu Chang, Nan-Qi Ren
The properties of biochar derived from waste activated sludge and anaerobic digestion sludge under pyrolysis temperature varying from 400°C to 800°C were investigated. The heavy metals adsorption efficiency of the sludge-derived biochar was also examined. Among the biochar samples tested, ADSBC600 possessing highly porous structure, special surface chemical behaviors and high thermal stability was found to remove Pb(2+) from aqueous solutions efficiently with an adsorption capacity of 51.20mg/g. The Pb(2+) adsorption kinetics and isotherm for ADSBC600 can be described using the pseudo second-order model and Langmuir isotherm, respectively...
August 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
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