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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642717/the-lactate-minimum-test-concept-methodological-aspects-and-insights-for-future-investigations-in-human-and-animal-models
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Leonardo H D Messias, Claudio A Gobatto, Wladimir R Beck, Fúlvia B Manchado-Gobatto
In 1993, Uwe Tegtbur proposed a useful physiological protocol named the lactate minimum test (LMT). This test consists of three distinct phases. Firstly, subjects must perform high intensity efforts to induce hyperlactatemia (phase 1). Subsequently, 8 min of recovery are allowed for transposition of lactate from myocytes (for instance) to the bloodstream (phase 2). Right after the recovery, subjects are submitted to an incremental test until exhaustion (phase 3). The blood lactate concentration is expected to fall during the first stages of the incremental test and as the intensity increases in subsequent stages, to rise again forming a "U" shaped blood lactate kinetic...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641182/unraveling-the-complexities-of-the-velocity-dependency-of-e-coli-retention-and-release-parameters-in-saturated-porous-media
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Salini Sasidharan, Scott A Bradford, Saeed Torkzaban, Xueyan Ye, Joanne Vanderzalm, Xinqiang Du, Declan Page
Escherichia coli transport and release experiments were conducted to investigate the pore-water velocity (v) dependency of the sticking efficiency (α), the fraction of the solid surface area that contributed to retention (Sf), the percentage of injected cells that were irreversibly retained (Mirr), and cell release under different (10-300mM) ionic strength (IS) conditions. Values of α, Sf, and Mirr increased with increasing IS and decreasing v, but the dependency on v was greatest at intermediate IS (30 and 50mM)...
June 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641139/hormonal-profile-and-the-role-of-cell-expansion-in-the-germination-control-of-cerrado-biome-palm-seeds
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Daiane Souza Dias, Leonardo Monteiro Ribeiro, Paulo Sérgio Nascimento Lopes, Sergi Munné-Bosch, Queila Souza Garcia
Little information is currently available concerning the mechanisms controlling palm seed germination. We compared the anatomical and physiological aspects of seeds of two neotropical palm species showing different levels of dormancy. The seeds of Attalea vitrivir and Butia capitata were evaluated for the endogenous contents of hormones (ABA, GAs, CKs, BRs, IAA, JA, SA and the ethylene precursor ACC) in their cotyledonary petiole and operculum (structures involved in germination control), the force necessary to displace the operculum, endo-β-mannanase activities, and embryo cell elongation...
June 15, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639790/programmable-assembly-of-peptide-amphiphile-via-noncovalent-to-covalent-bond-conversion
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Kohei Sato, Wei Ji, Liam C Palmer, Benjamin Weber, Matthias Barz, Samuel I Stupp
Controlling the number of monomers in a supramolecular polymer has been a great challenge in programmable self-assembly of organic molecules. One approach has been to make use of frustrated growth of the supramolecular assembly by tuning the balance of attractive and repulsive intermolecular forces. We report here on the use of covalent bond formation among monomers, compensating for intermolecular electrostatic repulsion, as a mechanism to control the length of a supramolecular nanofiber formed by self-assembly of peptide amphiphiles...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638806/in-vitro-increased-respiratory-activity-of-selected-oral-bacteria-may-explain-competitive-and-collaborative-interactions-in-the-oral-microbiome
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Emma Hernandez-Sanabria, Vera Slomka, Esteban R Herrero, Frederiek-Maarten Kerckhof, Lynette Zaidel, Wim Teughels, Nico Boon
Understanding the driving forces behind the shifts in the ecological balance of the oral microbiota will become essential for the future management and treatment of periodontitis. As the use of competitive approaches for modulating bacterial outgrowth is unexplored in the oral ecosystem, our study aimed to investigate both the associations among groups of functional compounds and the impact of individual substrates on selected members of the oral microbiome. We employed the Phenotype Microarray high-throughput technology to analyse the microbial cellular phenotypes of 15 oral bacteria...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638699/plantar-exteroceptive-inefficiency-causes-an-asynergic-use-of%C3%A2-plantar-and-visual-afferents-for-postural-control-best-means-of-remediation
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Arnaud Foisy, Zoï Kapoula
INTRODUCTION: Some subjects have difficulty to integrate both visual and plantar inputs, showing at the same time a "postural blindness" and a Plantar Exteroceptive Inefficiency (PEI). The former corresponds to a better stability eyes closed (EC) than eyes open (EO), while the latter is defined as a better stability on foam than on firm ground. Clinical studies reported that a manipulation of either plantar or visual input could affect the weight of both cues in postural control, suggesting interdependence in their use...
June 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631853/high-sensitivity-mr-acoustic-radiation-force-imaging-using-transition-band-balanced-steady-state-free-precession
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Yuan Zheng, Michael Marx, G Wilson Miller, Kim Butts Pauly
PURPOSE: MR acoustic radiation force imaging (MR-ARFI) provides a method to visualize the focal spot of a focused ultrasound (FUS) beam without introducing a significant temperature rise. With conventional spoiled MR-ARFI pulse sequences, the ARFI phase always equals the motion-encoded phase. In this work, MR-ARFI using transition band balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) is presented, which improves the sensitivity of MR-ARFI with high acquisition speed. THEORY AND METHODS: Motion-encoding gradients (MEG) are inserted into bSSFP sequences for MR-ARFI...
June 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630674/cation-effects-on-haemoglobin-aggregation-balance-of-chemisorption-against-physisorption-of-ions
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Drew F Parsons, Timothy T Duignan, Andrea Salis
A theoretical model of haemoglobin is presented to explain an anomalous cationic Hofmeister effect observed in protein aggregation. The model quantifies competing proposed mechanisms of non-electrostatic physisorption and chemisorption. Non-electrostatic physisorption is stronger for larger, more polarizable ions with a Hofmeister series Li(+)< K(+)< Cs(+). Chemisorption at carboxylate groups is stronger for smaller kosmotropic ions, with the reverse series Li(+) > K(+) > Cs(+). We assess aggregation using second virial coefficients calculated from theoretical protein-protein interaction energies...
August 6, 2017: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630488/initial-pseudo-steady-state-asymptotic-kpz-universality-in-semiconductor-on-polymer-deposition
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Renan A L Almeida, Sukarno O Ferreira, Isnard Ferraz, Tiago J Oliveira
The Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) class is a paradigmatic example of universality in nonequilibrium phenomena, but clear experimental evidences of asymptotic 2D-KPZ statistics are still very rare, and far less understanding stems from its short-time behavior. We tackle such issues by analyzing surface fluctuations of CdTe films deposited on polymeric substrates, based on a huge spatio-temporal surface sampling acquired through atomic force microscopy. A pseudo-steady state (where average surface roughness and spatial correlations stay constant in time) is observed at initial times, persisting up to deposition of ~10(4) monolayers...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627562/a-novel-combined-chemical-kinetic-and-trapping-method-for-probing-the-relationships-between-chemical-reactivity-and-interfacial-h2o-br-and-h-ion-molarities-in-ctab-c12e6-mixed-micelles
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Aijaz Ahmad Dar, Laurence S Romsted, Nighat Nazir, Yongliang Zhang, Xiang Gao, Qing Gu, Changyao Liu
A delicate balance-of-forces governs the interactions responsible for surfactant self-assembly and chemical reactivity within them. Chemical reactions in micellar media generally occur in the interfacial region of micelles that is a complex mixture of: water, headgroups, counterions, co-ions, acids or bases, organic solvents, and the reactants themselves. We have carried out a detailed study of a complex chemical reaction in mixed CTAB/C12E6 micelles by using the chemical kinetic (CK) and chemical trapping (CT) methods...
June 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626552/a-new-microfluidic-approach-for-the-one-step-capture-amplification-and-label-free-quantification-of-bacteria-from-raw-samples
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Iago Pereiro, Amel Bendali, Sanae Tabnaoui, Lucile Alexandre, Jana Srbova, Zuzana Bilkova, Shane Deegan, Lokesh Joshi, Jean-Louis Viovy, Laurent Malaquin, Bruno Dupuy, Stéphanie Descroix
A microfluidic method to specifically capture and detect infectious bacteria based on immunorecognition and proliferative power is presented. It involves a microscale fluidized bed in which magnetic and drag forces are balanced to retain antibody-functionalized superparamagnetic beads in a chamber during sample perfusion. Captured cells are then cultivated in situ by infusing nutritionally-rich medium. The system was validated by the direct one-step detection of Salmonella Typhimurium in undiluted unskimmed milk, without pre-treatment...
February 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618902/secondary-prevention-where-we-are
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Ugo Corrà, Massimo F Piepoli
The Sixth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice Guidelines have been published in 2016: greater emphasis has been placed on a population-based approach, on disease-specific interventions and on female-specific conditions, younger individuals and ethnic minorities. The ESC guidelines underscore that a lifetime approach to cardiovascular risk is important as both risk and prevention are dynamic and continuous...
June 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618509/spreading-law-on-a-completely-wettable-spherical-substrate-the-energy-balance-approach
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Masao Iwamatsu
The spreading of a cap-shaped spherical droplet on a completely wettable spherical substrate is studied. The nonequilibrium thermodynamic formulation is used to derive the thermodynamic driving force of spreading including the line-tension effect. Then the energy balance approach is adopted to derive the evolution equation of the spreading droplet. The time evolution of the contact angle θ of a droplet obeys a power law θ∼t^{-α} with the exponent α, which is different from that derived from Tanner's law on a flat substrate...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618500/recovery-of-mechanical-pressure-in-a-gas-of-underdamped-active-dumbbells-with-brownian-noise
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Marc Joyeux
In contrast with a gas at thermodynamic equilibrium, the mean force exerted on a wall by a gas of active particles usually depends on the confining potential, thereby preventing a proper definition of mechanical pressure. In this paper, we investigate numerically the properties of a gas of underdamped self-propelled dumbbells subject to Brownian noise of increasing intensity, in order to understand how the notion of pressure is recovered as noise progressively masks the effects of self-propulsion and the system approaches thermodynamic equilibrium...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617491/deciphering-the-dynamics-of-star-molecules-in-shear-flow
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Jurij Sablić, Matej Praprotnik, Rafael Delgado-Buscalioni
This work analyses the rotation of star polymers under shear flow, in melts, and in good solvent dilute solution. The latter is modeled by single molecule Brownian hydrodynamics, while melts are modeled using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics in closed (periodic) boxes and in open boundaries. A Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) thermostat introduces pairwise monomer friction in melts at will, in directions normal and tangent to the monomer-monomer vectors. Although tangential friction is seldom modeled, we show that it is essential to control hydrodynamic effects in melts...
June 15, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615653/electrophoresis-assisted-time-of-flow-mass-spectrometry-using-hollow-nanomechanical-resonators
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Swathi Chaudhari, Kamalesh Chaudhari, Seokbeom Kim, Faheem Khan, Jungchul Lee, Thomas Thundat
This report discusses the first demonstration of electrophoresis assisted time-of-flow mass spectrometry using 'U' shaped hollow nanomechanical resonators (HNR). Capillary electrophoresis was coupled with the HNR based mass detection to overcome low ionic conductivity of channels embedded in the HNR preventing direct in-situ electrophoretic separation. The flow of analytes through the HNR was achieved by balancing the hydrodynamic pressure to override the electromotive force and inhibit the motion of analytes towards the anode for capillary electrophoresis...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615138/wide-versus-narrow-margins-after-partial-hepatectomy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-balancing-recurrence-risk-and-liver-function
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Wesley B S Field, Jack W Rostas, Prejesh Philps, Charles R Scoggins, Kelly M McMasters, Robert C G Martin
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to compare the outcome after partial hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in which a margin less than or equal to 5 mm or greater than 5 mm was achieved. METHODS: A review of our 3300-patient prospective HPB database was performed from 12/2002 to 4/2015. Patients were stratified into two groups: resection margins ≤5 ("narrow") and >5 mm ("wide") as measured on final pathologic assessment. RESULTS: One-hundred thirty patients were included in the analysis (margin ≤5 mm, n = 41 and margin >5 mm, n = 89)...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610582/behavioral-and-neural-adaptations-in-response-to-five-weeks-of-balance-training-in-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jan Ruffieux, Audrey Mouthon, Martin Keller, Michael Wälchli, Wolfgang Taube
BACKGROUND: While the positive effect of balance training on age-related impairments in postural stability is well-documented, the neural correlates of such training adaptations in older adults remain poorly understood. This study therefore aimed to shed more light on neural adaptations in response to balance training in older adults. METHODS: Postural stability as well as spinal reflex and cortical excitability was measured in older adults (65-80 years) before and after 5 weeks of balance training (n = 15) or habitual activity (n = 13)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608476/pro-migratory-and-tgf-%C3%AE-activating-functions-of-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-6-integrin-in-pancreatic-cancer-are-differentially-regulated-via-an-eps8-dependent-gtpase-switch
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Jo Tod, Christopher J Hanley, Mark R Morgan, Marta Rucka, Toby Mellows, Maria-Antoinette Lopez, Philip Kiely, Karwan A Moutasim, Steven J Frampton, Durgagauri Sabnis, David R Fine, Colin Johnson, John F Marshall, Giorgio Scita, Veronika Jenei, Gareth J Thomas
The integrin αvβ6 is upregulated in numerous carcinomas, where expression commonly correlates with poor prognosis. αvβ6 promotes tumour invasion, partly through regulation of proteases and cell migration, and is also the principal mechanism by which epithelial cells activate TGF-β1; this latter function complicates therapeutic targeting of αvβ6, since TGF-β1 has both tumour-promoting and -suppressive effects. It is unclear how these different αvβ6 functions are linked; both require actin cytoskeletal reorganisation, and it is suggested that tractive forces generated during cell migration activate TGF-β1 by exerting mechanical tension on the ECM-bound latent complex...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607953/a-tensegrity-model-for-hydrogen-bond-networks-in-proteins
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Robert P Bywater
Hydrogen-bonding networks in proteins considered as structural tensile elements are in balance separately from any other stabilising interactions that may be in operation. The hydrogen bond arrangement in the network is reminiscent of tensegrity structures in architecture and sculpture. Tensegrity has been discussed before in cells and tissues and in proteins. In contrast to previous work only hydrogen bonds are studied here. The other interactions within proteins are either much stronger - covalent bonds connecting the atoms in the molecular skeleton or weaker forces like the so-called hydrophobic interactions...
May 2017: Heliyon
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