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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644970/overexpression-of-populus%C3%A3-canescens-isoprene-synthase-gene-in-camelina-sativa-leads-to-alterations-in-its-growth-and-metabolism
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Lorenzo Rossi, Monica Borghi, Jinfen Yang, De-Yu Xie
Isoprene (2-methyl-1,3-butadiene) is a hemiterpene molecule. It has been estimated that the plant kingdom emits 500-750 million tons of isoprene in the environment, half of which results from tropical broadleaf trees and the remainder from shrubs. Camelina (Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz) is an emerging bioenergy plant for biodiesel. In this study, we characterized isoprene formation following a diurnal/nocturnal cycle in wild-type Camelina plants. To understand the potential effects of isoprene emission on this herbaceous plant, a gray poplar Populus×canescens isoprene synthase gene (PcISPS) was overexpressed in Camelina...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644562/efficacy-of-ipragliflozin-as-monotherapy-or-as-add-on-therapy-with-other-oral-antidiabetic-medications-in-treating-type-2-diabetes-in-japanese-patients-with-inadequate-glycemic-control-a-subgroup-analysis-based-on-patient-characteristics
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Takeshi Osonoi, Shinya Nakamoto, Miyoko Saito, Atsuko Tamasawa, Hidenori Ishida, Yusuke Osonoi
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ipragliflozin in treating Japanese type 2 diabetic patients with inadequate glycemic control by investigating diurnal variations of blood glucose and body composition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an investigator-initiated, multicenter, prospective study with a 6-month treatment period. The primary outcome investigated was change in hemoglobin A1c levels from baseline. Secondary outcomes included changes in fasting plasma glucose, insulin resistance, variations in 24-h glucose levels detected by continuous glucose monitoring, body weight, body composition, waist circumference, and serum lipids...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641682/health-effects-of-airline-cabin-environments-in-simulated-8-hour-flights
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INTRODUCTION: Commercial air travel is usually without health incidents. However, there is a view that cabin environments may be detrimental to health, especially flights of 8 h or more. Concerns have been raised about deep vein thrombosis, upper respiratory tract infections, altitude sickness, and toxins from the engines. METHODS: Passenger cabin simulators were used to achieve a comparative observational study with 8-h flights at pressures equivalent to terrestrial altitudes of ground, 4000, 6000, and 8000 ft...
July 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637495/diurnal-variation-in-the-core-interthreshold-zone-and-its-relation-to-cutaneous-sensation-threshold-zone
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Naoshi Kakitsuba, Igor B Mekjavic
BACKGROUND: The core interthreshold zone (CIZ) is defined as the range between temperatures at the onset of shivering and sweating. Its circadian or diurnal variation has not been extensively studied. The present study examined whether the CIZ is subject to a diurnal rhythm. In addition, according to the previous finding that the CIZ was proportionally correlated with peripheral interthreshold zone (PIZ), it was also examined whether cutaneous sensation threshold zone (CSZ), a determinant of the PIZ, is correlated with the CIZ...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636777/biological-effects-related-to-geomagnetic-activity-and-possible-mechanisms
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Viacheslav V Krylov, Margaret Larkin
This review presents contemporary data on the biological effects of geomagnetic activity. Correlations between geomagnetic indices and biological parameters and experimental studies that used simulated geomagnetic storms to detect possible responses of organisms to these events in nature are discussed. Possible mechanisms by which geomagnetic activity influences organisms are also considered. Special attention is paid to the idea that geomagnetic activity is perceived by organisms as a disruption of diurnal geomagnetic variation...
June 21, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623330/assessing-spatial-and-temporal-patterns-of-observed-ground-level-ozone-in-china
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Wan-Nan Wang, Tian-Hai Cheng, Xing-Fa Gu, Hao Chen, Hong Guo, Ying Wang, Fang-Wen Bao, Shuai-Yi Shi, Bin-Ren Xu, Xin Zuo, Can Meng, Xiao-Chuan Zhang
Elevated ground-level ozone (O3), which is an important aspect of air quality related to public health, has been causing increasing concern. This study investigated the spatiotemporal distribution of ground-level O3 concentrations in China using a dataset from the Chinese national air quality monitoring network during 2013-2015. This research analyzed the diurnal, monthly and yearly variation of O3 concentrations in both sparsely and densely populated regions. In particular, 6 major Chinese cities were selected to allow a discussion of variations in O3 levels in detail, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Shanghai, and Urumchi, located on both sides of the Heihe-Tengchong line...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623134/dysfunction-in-diurnal-synaptic-responses-and-social-behavior-abnormalities-in-cathepsin-s-deficient-mice
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Fumiko Takayama, Xinwen Zhang, Yoshinori Hayashi, Zhou Wu, Hiroshi Nakanishi
The expression of cathepsin S (CatS), a microglia-specific lysosomal cysteine protease in the brain, is regulated by the intrinsic microglial circadian clock. We herein report that the diurnal variation of evoked synaptic responses of cortical neurons disappeared in cathepsin S-deficient (CatS(-/-)) mice. The dendritic spine density of the cortical neurons was significantly reduced by incubation with a recombinant CatS. Furthermore, CatS(-/-) mice exhibited impaired social interaction and social novelty recognition in the three-chamber test...
June 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618662/a-one-year-on-line-multi-site-observational-study-on-water-soluble-inorganic-ions-in-pm2-5-over-the-pearl-river-delta-region-china
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Jian Liu, Dui Wu, Shaojia Fan, Xia Mao, Huizhong Chen
As the significant components of PM2.5, almost all of previous studies on water-soluble inorganic ions (WSIIs) have been limited by the use of single sampling station, short sampling times or low temporal resolution. This paper focuses on analysing one-year (2012) observations of WSIIs at a regional central (RCEN) site, a coastal urban (CURB) site and a coastal rural (CRUR) site in the Pearl River Delta region. On average, secondary inorganic aerosols (SIA) were the most abundant component and accounted for over 80% of the total WSIIs...
June 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618144/thermal-barriers-constrain-microbial-elevational-range-size-via-climate-variability
#9
Jianjun Wang, Janne Soininen
Range size is invariably limited and understanding range size variation is an important objective in ecology. However, microbial range size across geographical gradients remains understudied, especially on mountainsides. Here, we examined patterns of range size of stream microbes (i.e., bacteria and diatoms) and macroorganisms (i.e., macroinvertebrates) along elevational gradients in Asia and Europe. In bacteria, elevational range size showed non-significant phylogenetic signals. In all taxa, there was a positive relationship between niche breadth and species elevational range size, driven by local environmental and climatic variables...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616797/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-bimatoprost-timolol-maleate-latanoprost-timolol-maleate-and-travoprost-timolol-maleate-fixed-combinations-on-24-h-iop
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Suzan Guven Yilmaz, Cumali Degirmenci, Yunus Emre Karakoyun, Emil Yusifov, Halil Ates
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of bimatoprost/timolol maleate fixed combination (BTFC), latanoprost/timolol maleate fixed combination (LTFC), and travoprost/timolol maleate fixed combination (TTFC) on 24-h intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma. METHODS: This prospective, observer-masked, randomized study included 50 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma. All patients were using hypotensive lipids and timolol maleate fixed combination treatment for ≥4 weeks and had an IOP ≤ 21 mmHg...
June 14, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613960/the-effect-of-air-pollution-on-diurnal-variation-of-performance-in-anaerobic-tests-cardiovascular-and-hematological-parameters-and-blood-gases-on-soccer-players-following-the-yo-yo-intermittent-recovery-test-level-1
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Nesrin Boussetta, Salma Abedelmalek, Khouloud Aloui, Nizar Souissi
This study aimed to investigate the effect of air pollution on diurnal variation of performance in anaerobic tests, cardiovascular and hematological parameters, and blood gases on soccer players following the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level-1 (YYIRT1). In a randomized order, 11 healthy soccer players (mean age: 21.8 [range: 20-24] years; height: 178.00 [range: 1.64-1.83] cm; body mass index [BMI]: 23.57 [range: 20.45-28.03] kg.m(-2)) performed a YYIRT1 at two different times of day (TOD) (08:00 h and 18:00 h) in two areas (i...
June 14, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613219/repeatability-of-automated-vessel-density-and-superficial-and-deep-foveal-avascular-zone-area-measurements-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-diurnal-findings
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Özge Yanik Odabaş, Sibel Demirel, Emin Özmert, Figen Batıoğlu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the repeatability of vessel density and superficial and deep foveal avascular zone measurements using optical coherence tomography angiography, and to specify a diurnal change range. METHODS: Forty-six eyes of 25 healthy individuals were included. Optical coherence tomography angiography measurements were planned for three consecutive sessions, with 3 hours in between them. AngioVue software of the RTVue XR Avanti was used. Superficial and deep retinal layer vessel density values, including the whole retina, fovea, and each parafoveal zone, were obtained from the software...
May 2, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611847/inhalation-dose-and-source-term-studies-in-a-tribal-area-of-wayanad-kerala-india
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Reshma Bhaskaran, Ravikumar C Damodaran, Visnuprasad Ashok Kumar, Jojo Panakal John, Danalakshmi Bangaru, Chitra Natarajan, Bala Sundar Sathiamurthy, Jose Mundiyanikal Thomas, Rosaline Mishra
Among radiation exposure pathways to human beings, inhalation dose is the most prominent one. Radon, thoron, and their progeny contribute more than 50 per cent to the annual effective dose due to natural radioactivity. South west coast of India is classified as a High Natural Background Radioactivity Area and large scale data on natural radioactivity and dosimetry are available from these coastal regions including the Neendakara-Chavara belt in the south of Kerala. However, similar studies and reports from the northern part of Kerala are scarce...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606605/cervical-and-thoracic-intervertebral-disc-hydration-increases-with-recumbency-a-study-in-101-healthy-volunteers
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Daniel L Belavy, Matthew Quittner, Yuan Ling, David Connell, Timo Rantalainen
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Variation in water content and size of the lumbar intervertebral discs (IVDs) is known to occur due to recumbency and has been associated with lumbar IVD herniation risk through the impact of IVD hydration on tissue mechanical properties. It is not clear if similar changes in the cervical or thoracic IVDs occur with recumbency. PURPOSE: Determine whether increases in hydration of thoracic and cervical IVDs occur with short-duration recumbency...
June 9, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605845/hydraulic-and-biotic-impacts-on-neutralisation-of-high-ph-waters
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Helena I Gomes, Mike Rogerson, Ian T Burke, Douglas I Stewart, William M Mayes
The management of alkaline (pH11-12.5) leachate is an important issue associated with the conditioning, afteruse or disposal of steel slags. Passive in-gassing of atmospheric CO2 is a low cost option for reducing Ca(OH)2 alkalinity, as Ca(OH)2 is neutralised by carbonic acid to produce CaCO3. The relative effectiveness of such treatment can be affected by both the system geometry (i.e. stepped cascades versus settlement ponds) and biological colonization. Sterilized mesocosm experiments run over periods of 20days showed that, due to more water mixing and enhanced CO2 dissolution at the weirs, the cascade systems (pH11...
June 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601752/daily-positive-events-and-diurnal-cortisol-rhythms-examination-of-between-person-differences-and-within-person-variation
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Nancy L Sin, Anthony D Ong, Robert S Stawski, David M Almeida
Growing evidence from field studies has linked daily stressors to dysregulated patterns of diurnal cortisol. Less is known about whether naturally-occurring positive events in everyday life are associated with diurnal cortisol. The objectives of this study were to evaluate daily positive events as predictors of between-person differences and within-person (day-to-day) variations in diurnal cortisol parameters, in addition to daily positive events as buffers against the associations between daily stressors and cortisol...
June 3, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597966/diurnal-variation-in-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-asian-communities-the-pan-asian-resuscitation-outcomes-study
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Yun Jeong Kim, Hyun Wook Ryoo, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Young Sun Ro, Kyung Won Lee, Matthew Huei-Ming Ma, Patrick Chow-In Ko, Han Nee Gan, Nur Shahidah
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to determine whether the time of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is associated with survival rate and neurological outcome after OHCA, as well as to compare the effect size of time of OHCA across six Asian regions. METHODS: We collected data from the Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study registry, six Asian regions (Tokyo, Osaka, Aichi, Seoul, Taipei and Singapore) from 2009 to 2012. Adult OHCA cases were divided depending on the arrest time: I (00...
June 9, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588555/bacterial-community-associated-with-the-reef-coral-mussismilia-braziliensis-s-momentum-boundary-layer-over-a-diel-cycle
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Cynthia B Silveira, Gustavo B Gregoracci, Felipe H Coutinho, Genivaldo G Z Silva, John M Haggerty, Louisi S de Oliveira, Anderson S Cabral, Carlos E Rezende, Cristiane C Thompson, Ronaldo B Francini-Filho, Robert A Edwards, Elizabeth A Dinsdale, Fabiano L Thompson
Corals display circadian physiological cycles, changing from autotrophy during the day to heterotrophy during the night. Such physiological transition offers distinct environments to the microbial community associated with corals: an oxygen-rich environment during daylight hours and an oxygen-depleted environment during the night. Most studies of coral reef microbes have been performed on samples taken during the day, representing a bias in the understanding of the composition and function of these communities...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583691/association-between-acute-gouty-arthritis-and-meteorological-factors-an-ecological-study-using-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Kyu Yong Park, Hyun Jung Kim, Hyeong Sik Ahn, Shin-Young Yim, Jae-Bum Jun
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were as follows: (1) to analyze the literature systematically regarding the seasonal and monthly variation of the occurrence of episodes of acute gouty arthritis, and (2) to investigate the relationship between the occurrence of episodes of acute gouty arthritis and meteorological parameters. METHODS: The present authors systematically reviewed databases for articles published before November 2015. Studies with quantitative data on episodes of acute gouty arthritis by months and/or seasons were included...
May 20, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574753/diurnal-and-seasonal-variations-of-odor-and-gas-emissions-from-a-naturally-ventilated-free-stall-dairy-barn-on-the-canadian-prairies
#20
Dandan Huang, Huiqing Guo
This study characterized the seasonal concentration (C) and emission (E) patterns of odor, ammonia (NH3), and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) over the course of a whole year and their diurnal patterns in cold, warm, and mild seasons for a naturally ventilated free-stall dairy barn. It was found that seasonal odor, NH3, and H2S emissions varied greatly: from 17.2 to 84.4 OU s(-1) AU(-1) (Animal Unit, 500 kg of animal body mass), from 0.27 to 0.92 mg s(-1) AU(-1), and from 3 to 105 μg s(-1) AU(-1), respectively. The overall concentrations of odor and NH3 were higher in the winter, whereas the emissions were higher in the mild and warm seasons...
June 2, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
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