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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345923/capped-polyoxometalate-pillars-between-metal-organic-layers-for-transferring-a-supramolecular-structure-into-a-covalent-3d-framework
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Yu-Jie Wang, Yang-Yang Zhou, Hong-Guo Hao, Man Song, Na Zhang, Shuang Yao, Jing-Hui Yan, Zhi-Ming Zhang, Tong-Bu Lu
Two robust metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), {H4[Ni(π-H2O)2]2[Ni(rt-H2O)2]8Ni4(Tri)24}[VIVW12O40]2·24H2O (1) and {H[Ni(π-O)2]2[Ni(rt-H2O)2]8Ni4(Tri)24}[VIVW10VV2O40V2][VIVW9VV3O40VIV2]·24H2O (2) (Tri = 1,2,4-triazole), composed of polyoxometalates (POMs) and metal-organic units, were designed and synthesized by a hydrothermal method. Structure analysis indicates that there is a metal-organic crown [{Ni3(Tri)6(H2O)4}4] ({Ni12}) in these two compounds. In 1, the {Ni12} crown embraces four pendant Tri ligands that could capture a cationic [Ni(H2O)2]2+ group, resulting in the Ni13-Tri building unit [Ni(H2O)2{Ni3(Tri)6(H2O)4}4] ({Ni13})...
January 18, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343576/increased-epitope-complexity-correlated-with-antibody-affinity-maturation-and-a-novel-binding-mode-revealed-by-structures-of-rabbit-antibodies-against-the-third-variable-loop-v3-of-hiv-1-gp120
#2
Ruimin Pan, Yali Qin, Marisa Banasik, William Lees, Adrian J Shepherd, Michael W Cho, Xiang-Peng Kong
The V3 loop of HIV-1 gp120 is an immunodominant region targeted by neutralizing antibodies (nAbs). Despite limited breadth, better characterization of the structural details of the interactions between these nAbs and their target epitopes would enhance our understanding of the mechanism of neutralization and facilitate designing better immunogens to induce nAbs with greater breadth. Recently, we isolated two anti-V3 neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), 10A3 and 10A37, from a rabbit immunized with gp120 of the M group consensus sequence...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342307/using-phylogenomic-data-to-explore-the-effects-of-relaxed-clocks-and-calibration-strategies-on-divergence-time-estimation-primates-as-a-test-case
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Mario Dos Reis, Gregg F Gunnell, José Barba-Montoya, Alex Wilkins, Ziheng Yang, Anne D Yoder
Primates have long been a test case for the development of phylogenetic methods for divergence time estimation. Despite a large number of studies, however, the timing of origination of crown Primates relative to the K-Pg boundary and the timing of diversification of the main crown groups remain controversial. Here we analysed a dataset of 372 taxa (367 Primates and 5 outgroups, 3.4 million aligned base pairs) that includes nine primate genomes. We systematically explore the effect of different interpretations of fossil calibrations and molecular clock models on primate divergence time estimates...
January 12, 2018: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341885/deletion-of-the-duffy-antigen-receptor-for-chemokines-darc-promotes-insulin-resistance-and-adipose-tissue-inflammation-during-high-fat-feeding
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Tyler W Benson, Daniel S Weintraub, Matthew Crowe, Nicole K H Yiew, Orishebawo Popoola, Ajay Pillai, Joel Joseph, Krystal Archer, Charlotte Greenway, Tapan K Chatterjee, James Mintz, David W Stepp, Brian K Stansfield, Weiqin Chen, Julia Brittain, Vladimir Y Bogdanov, Yan Gao, James G Wilson, Yaoliang Tang, Ha Won Kim, Neal L Weintraub
OBJECTIVE: Inflammation in adipose tissues in obesity promotes insulin resistance and metabolic disease. The Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines (DARC) is a promiscuous non-signaling receptor expressed on erythrocytes and other cell types that modulates tissue inflammation by binding chemokines such as monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and by acting as a chemokine reservoir. DARC allelic variants are common in humans, but the role of DARC in modulating obesity-related metabolic disease is unknown...
January 13, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340353/clinical-performance-of-one-piece-screw-retained-implant-crowns-based-on-hand-veneered-cad-cam-zirconia-abutments-after-a-mean-follow-up-period-of-2-3-years
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Nicole Schnider, Fiona Alena Forrer, Urs Brägger, Stefan Paul Hicklin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of one-piece, screw-retained implant crowns based on hand-veneered computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) zirconium dioxide abutments with a crossfit connection at least 1 year after insertion of the crown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients who had received at least one Straumann bone level implant and one-piece, screw-retained implant crowns fabricated with CARES zirconium dioxide abutments were reexamined...
January 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340352/bone-healing-at-functionally-loaded-and-unloaded-screw-shaped-implants-supporting-single-crowns-a-histomorphometric-study-in-humans
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Daichi Yonezawa, Adriano Piattelli, Riccardo Favero, Mauro Ferri, Giovanna Iezzi, Daniele Botticelli
PURPOSE: To evaluate histologically and histomorphometrically the effect of a delayed load on healing at implants with a moderately rough surface. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two solid titanium screw-shaped devices, 5 mm long and 3.5 mm in diameter, were inserted in the distal segments of the alveolar ridge of 16 volunteer patients in a nonsubmerged fashion. After 2 months, one implant was loaded, while the other was left unloaded. After 2 months, the two implants were collected from 10 patients using a sonic instrument, and ground sections were prepared from the biopsy specimens...
January 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340168/evolution-of-the-vertebrate-neurocranium-problems-of-the-premandibular-domain-and-the%C3%A2-origin-of-the%C3%A2-trabecula
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REVIEW
Shigeru Kuratani, Per E Ahlberg
The subdivision of the gnathostome neurocranium into an anterior neural crest-derived moiety and a posterior mesodermal moiety has attracted the interest of researchers for nearly two centuries. We present a synthetic scenario for the evolution of this structure, uniting developmental data from living cyclostomes and gnathostomes with morphological data from fossil stem gnathostomes in a common phylogenetic framework. Ancestrally, vertebrates had an anteroposteriorly short forebrain, and the neurocranium was essentially mesodermal; skeletal structures derived from premandibular ectomesenchyme were mostly anterior to the brain and formed part of the visceral arch skeleton...
2018: Zoological Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338272/morphologic-assessment-of-mandibular-anterior-teeth-root-canal-using-cbct
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Sina Haghanifar, Ehsan Moudi, Ali Bijani, Mohammad Kazemi Ghanbarabadi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the number and morphological characteristics of the roots and root canals in mandibular anterior teeth, using cone beam computed tomography. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In this cross-sectional study, 1053 anterior mandibular teeth from 200 CBCT scans were evaluated. The teeth were completely developed and should have had no fillings in the root or crown. The teeth were investigated in terms of the number of roots and root canals, the location of the apical foramen, the distance of the apical foramen to the anatomical apex, root length, crown length, dilacerations and the type of canals according to Vertucci's classification...
November 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337644/performance-of-monolithic-and-veneered-zirconia-crowns-after-endodontic-treatment-and-different-repair-strategies
#9
A Scioscia, A Helfers, S Soliman, G Krastl, N U Zitzmann
OBJECTIVES: To investigate failure loads of monolithic and veneered all-ceramic crowns after root canal treatment and to analyze marginal integrity of repair fillings. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Seventy-two human molars were restored with monolithic (Zr-All) or veneered (Zr-Ven) zirconia crowns. Molars were assigned to six groups (n=12 per group) depending on restoration material, access type (no access cavity [control] or endodontic treatment [test]), and type of filling (one-step [1-st] or two-step [2-st])...
January 16, 2018: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337633/three-dimensional-evaluation-of-maxillary-dentoalveolar-changes-and-airway-space-after-distalization-in-adults
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Jae Hyun Park, Sungkon Kim, Yoon-Jin Lee, Mohamed Bayome, Yoon-Ah Kook, Mihee Hong, Yoonji Kim
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the changes in position of the maxillary dentition and the airway space after distalization using a modified C-palatal plate (MCPP) in adult patients through CBCT images and to analyze the relationship between the amount of distalization and the changes in the airway space. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CBCT images of 33 adult Class II patients (22.2 ± 4.0 years old; 27 women and 6 men) treated by total maxillary arch distalization using the MCPP were evaluated before and after distalization...
January 16, 2018: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336173/genome-analysis-and-clinical-implications-of-the-bacterial-communities-in-early-biofilm-formation-on-dental-implants-restored-with-titanium-or-zirconia-abutments
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Flávia Correa Raffaini, Alice Ramos Freitas, Thalisson Saymo Oliveira Silva, Tarsis Cavagioni, Jessica Felix Oliveira, Rubens Ferreira Albuquerque Junior, Vinícius Pedrazzi, Ricardo Faria Ribeiro, Cássio do Nascimento
This cross-sectional study aimed to identify and quantify up to 42 target species colonizing the early biofilm of dental implants restored with titanium or zirconia abutments. A total of 720 samples from 20 healthy individuals were investigated. Biofilm samples were collected from the peri-implant sulci, inner parts of implants, abutment surfaces and prosthetic crowns over a functioning period of 30 days. Checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization was used for microbial detection and quantitation. Clinical characteristics (probing depth, bleeding on probing, clinical attachment level and marginal bone loss) were also investigated during the monitoring period...
January 16, 2018: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335414/evolutionary-history-of-coleoptera-revealed-by-extensive-sampling-of-genes-and-species
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Shao-Qian Zhang, Li-Heng Che, Yun Li, Dan Liang, Hong Pang, Adam Ślipiński, Peng Zhang
Beetles (Coleoptera) are the most diverse and species-rich group of insects, and a robust, time-calibrated phylogeny is fundamental to understanding macroevolutionary processes that underlie their diversity. Here we infer the phylogeny and divergence times of all major lineages of Coleoptera by analyzing 95 protein-coding genes in 373 beetle species, including ~67% of the currently recognized families. The subordinal relationships are strongly supported as Polyphaga (Adephaga (Archostemata, Myxophaga)). The series and superfamilies of Polyphaga are mostly monophyletic...
January 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335052/an-evaluation-of-bite-pattern-in-children-with-severe-early-childhood-caries-before-and-after-complete-dental-rehabilitation
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Abdullah Abdulrahman Alshareef, Abdulaziz Alkhuriaf, Sharat Chandra Pani
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the changes in bite characteristics of children before and after the placement of multiple stainless steel crowns (SSCs) under general anesthesia (GA). METHODS: Twenty children scheduled for treatment under general anesthesia who needed SSCs in three or more posterior quadrants were included in this study. The bite was digitally analyzed and recorded preoperatively and at one and four weeks postoperatively. The occlusion time, number of force outliers, and distribution of force at each visit was recorded and compared...
November 1, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334464/asymmetric-synthesis-of-secondary-and-tertiary-propargylic-alcohols-by-umpolung-of-acetylenic-sulfones-and-ortho-sulfinyl-carbanions
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Ricardo I Rodriguez, Elsie Ramírez, Francisco Yuste, Ruben Sanchez-Obregon, José Alemán
The generation of diasteromerically enriched secondary benzyl propargyl alcohols by the asymmetric addition of ortho-sulfinylbenzyl carbanions to sulfonylacetylene derivatives via formation of Csp-Csp3 bond is described. This reaction proceeds through an unusual α-attack (anti-Michael addition) of the ortho-sulfinylbenzyl carbanions, followed by elimination of the arylsulfonyl moiety. The scope of this alkynylation reaction is also discussed. Moreover, the development of a new approach for the synthesis of optically active tertiary benzylpropargyl alcohols is described, discussing the possible stereocourse of the reaction so as the influence of the ether 18-crown-6 and steric importance of acetylenic substituent...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334401/unearthing-belowground-bud-banks-in-fire-prone-ecosystems
#15
Juli G Pausas, Byron B Lamont, Susana Paula, Beatriz Appezzato-da-Glória, Alessandra Fidelis
Despite long-time awareness of the importance of the location of buds in plant biology, research on belowground bud banks has been scant. Terms such as lignotuber, xylopodium and sobole, all referring to belowground bud-bearing structures, are used inconsistently in the literature. Because soil efficiently insulates meristems from the heat of fire, concealing buds below ground provides fitness benefits in fire-prone ecosystems. Thus, in these ecosystems, there is a remarkable diversity of bud-bearing structures...
January 15, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334137/calcium-phosphate-precipitation-in-experimental-gaps-between-fluoride-containing-fast-setting-calcium-silicate-cement-and-dentin
#16
Bahram Ranjkesh, Ming Ding, Michel Dalstra, Jens R Nyengaard, Jacques Chevallier, Flemming Isidor, Henrik Løvschall
A novel fast-setting calcium silicate cement containing fluoride (novel-CSC) has been developed for applications in tooth crowns. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of the novel-CSC to close the experimental gaps at the dentin-cement interface. The novel-CSC was tested against Vitrebond and GC Fuji II LC. Experimental gaps of 50 or 300 μm width were created between the materials and dentin. Specimens with the 300-μm-wide gap were immersed in phosphate-buffered saline and the closed gap area was measured during 96 h...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333704/asian-horses-deepen-the-msy-phylogeny
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S Felkel, C Vogl, D Rigler, V Jagannathan, T Leeb, R Fries, M Neuditschko, S Rieder, B Velie, G Lindgren, C-J Rubin, C Schlötterer, T Rattei, G Brem, B Wallner
Humans have shaped the population history of the horse ever since domestication about 5500 years ago. Comparative analyses of the Y chromosome can illuminate the paternal origin of modern horse breeds. This may also reveal different breeding strategies that led to the formation of extant breeds. Recently, a horse Y-chromosomal phylogeny of modern horses based on 1.46 Mb of the male-specific Y (MSY) was generated. We extended this dataset with 52 samples from five European, two American and seven Asian breeds...
January 15, 2018: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333348/a-new-species-of-cretalamna-sensu-stricto-lamniformes-otodontidae-from-the-late-cretaceous-santonian-campanian-of-alabama-usa
#18
Jun A Ebersole, Dana J Ehret
Decades of collecting from exposures of the Upper Cretaceous Tombigbee Sand Member of the Eutaw Formation and Mooreville Chalk in Alabama, USA has produced large numbers of isolated Cretalamna (sensu stricto) teeth. Many of these teeth had formerly been assigned to the extinct Late Cretaceous shark Cretalamna appendiculata (Agassiz, 1843), a taxon that is now considered largely restricted to the Turonian of Europe. Recent studies have shed light on the diversity of Late Cretaceous Cretalamna (s.s.) taxa, and here we recognize a new species from Alabama, Cretalamna bryanti...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331830/fetal-development-of-the-poeppig-s-woolly-monkey-lagothrix-poeppigii
#19
Rafael Dos Santos de Andrade, Frederico Ozanan Barros Monteiro, Hani Rocha El Bizri, Wilter Ricardo Russiano Vicente, Diva Anelie de Araujo Guimarães, Pedro Mayor
The intrauterine development is an evolutionary strategy that prepares the neonate for extra-uterine life, thus providing important information on the life history of species. In this study, we described the external and internal morphology of 25 fetuses of Poeppig's woolly monkeys (Lagothrix poeppigii) by taking advantage of a 10-year participatory collection of biological samples originated from animals hunted for subsistence purposes in the Peruvian Amazon. Logistic regressions estimated the probability of occurrence of each external morphological characteristic in relation to the crown-rump length (CRL)...
December 8, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330949/functional-morphology-of-mimetic-musculature-in-primates-how-social-variables-and-body-size-stack-up-to-phylogeny
#20
Anne M Burrows
Mammalian skeletal muscle is influenced by the functional demands placed upon it. Functional morphology of facial expression musculature, or mimetic musculature, is largely unknown. Recently, primate mimetic musculature has been shown to respond to demands associated with social factors. Body size has also been demonstrated to affect many aspects of primate functional morphology and evolutionary morphology. The present study was designed to further examine the role of social variables and body size in influencing the morphology of primate mimetic musculature using a broad phylogenetic range of primates, primates with varying body sizes, and those that exploit differing time of day activity cycles and social group sizes...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
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