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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633197/influence-of-electron-beam-irradiation-doses-on-bone-regeneration-by-octacalcium-phosphate-collagen-composites
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Fumihiko Kajii, Atsushi Iwai, Hidenori Tanaka, Keiko Matsui, Tadashi Kawai, Shinji Kamakura
An octacalcium phosphate and collagen composite (OCP/Col) achieved efficient bone regeneration with excellent resorbability. After the confirmation of its safety and efficacy in preclinical animal studies, the present study investigated the influence of electron beam irradiation doses on bone regeneration by OCP/Col in order to secure its commercialization. OCP/Col was prepared as previously described, and the packed OCP/Col was sterilized using different doses of electron beam irradiation. A standardized defect, 9 mm in diameter, was made in the rat calvarium...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619088/chemokine-signals-are-crucial-for-enhanced-homing-and-differentiation-of-circulating-osteoclast-progenitor-cells
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Alan Sucur, Zrinka Jajic, Marinko Artukovic, Marina Ikic Matijasevic, Branimir Anic, Darja Flegar, Antonio Markotic, Tomislav Kelava, Sanja Ivcevic, Natasa Kovacic, Vedran Katavic, Danka Grcevic
BACKGROUND: The peripheral blood (PB) monocyte pool contains osteoclast progenitors (OCPs), which contribute to osteoresorption in inflammatory arthritides and are influenced by the cytokine and chemokine milieu. We aimed to define the importance of chemokine signals for migration and activation of OCPs in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: PB and, when applicable, synovial fluid (SF) samples were collected from 129 patients with RA, 53 patients with PsA, and 110 control patients in parallel to clinical parameters of disease activity, autoantibody levels, and applied therapy...
June 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619034/evaluation-of-two-intervention-models-on-contraceptive-attitudes-and-behaviors-among-nulliparous-women-in-shanghai-china-a-clustered-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Yuan He, Ning Zhang, Jue Wang, Na He, Yan Du, Jing-Xin Ding, Ying Zhang, Xiao-Tian Li, Jian Huang, Ke-Qin Hua
BACKGROUND: With increasing acceptance of premarital sex among young Chinese women, the rates of unintended pregnancies and induced abortions are becoming alarmingly high, suggesting the needs of educating women with adequate contraceptive knowledge and providing them with accessible contraceptive services. Previous studies have shown that knowledge and attitudes towards contraception could be modified through intervention strategies. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of two community intervention models on modifying contraceptive attitudes and behaviors among nulliparous women...
June 15, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617736/symmetry-restoration-at-rest-after-masseter-to-facial-nerve-transfer-is-it-as-efficient-as-smile-reanimation
#4
Gang Chen, Wenjin Wang, Wei Wang, Wei Ding, Xianxian Yang
BACKGROUND: Masseter-to-facial nerve transfer is a highly efficient technique for reanimating paralyzed muscle and has been reported to restore facial symmetry at rest. However, no systematic studies have been performed, and the effects of preoperative droop oral commissure on postoperative symmetry at rest have rarely been reported. METHODS: The authors retrospectively analyzed 35 patients with masseteric-facial nerve anastomosis and assessed the quality and quantity of the dynamic recovery and the oral commissure symmetry at rest...
June 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617502/bioelectrocatalytic-nad-nadh-inter-conversion-transformation-of-an-enzymatic-fuel-cell-into-an-enzymatic-redox-flow-battery
#5
Timothy Quah, Ross D Milton, Sofiene Abdellaoui, Shelley D Minteer
Diaphorase and a benzylpropylviologen redox polymer were combined to create a bioelectrode that can both oxidize NADH and reduce NAD(+). We demonstrate how bioelectrocatalytic NAD(+)/NADH inter-conversion can transform a glucose/O2 enzymatic fuel cell (EFC) with an open circuit potential (OCP) of 1.1 V into an enzymatic redox flow battery (ERFB), which can be rapidly recharged by operation as an EFC.
June 15, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616737/serum-concentrations-of-selected-organochlorine-pesticides-in-a-lebanese-population-and-their-associations-to-sociodemographic-anthropometric-and-dietary-factors-enasb-study
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Mireille Harmouche-Karaki, Joseph Matta, Khalil Helou, Yara Mahfouz, Nicole Fakhoury-Sayegh, Jean-François Narbonne
Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were banned by the Stockholm Convention many years ago; however, they are still detected in the environment due to their high persistence, their current illegal use, and their import from countries where they have not been banned. We evaluated the serum concentrations of selected OCPs (hexachlorobenzene (HCB), β-hexachlorocyclohexanes (β-HCH), p,p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolite p,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) in a sample of Lebanese adults using gas chromatography coupled to an ion trap mass spectrometer detector...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610584/serum-levels-of-environmental-pollutants-is-a-risk-factor-for-breast-cancer-in-inuit-a-case-control-study
#7
Maria Wielsøe, Peder Kern, Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: Environmental Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) can alter the hormone homeostasis by mimicking, interfering or blocking the function of hormones; moreover POPs are hypothesized to modify the risk of breast cancer. The association between POPs and breast cancer has been widely studied but the conclusions are inconsistent. The present study examined the associations between serum levels of POPs and breast cancer with focus on the highly exposed Greenlandic Inuit population...
June 13, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598795/determination-of-reference-intervals-for-urinary-steroid-profiling-using-a-newly-validated-gc-ms-ms-method
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Wilhelmina H A de Jong, Edward Buitenwerf, Alle T Pranger, Ineke J Riphagen, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, Michiel N Kerstens, Ido P Kema
BACKGROUND: Urinary steroid profiling (USP) is a powerful diagnostic tool to asses disorders of steroidogenesis. Pre-analytical factors such as age, sex and use of oral contraceptive pills (OCP) may affect steroid hormone synthesis and metabolism. In general, USP reference intervals are not adjusted for these variables. In this study we aimed to establish such reference intervals using a newly-developed and validated gas chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry detection method (GC-MS/MS)...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593369/miniaturised-sample-preparation-method-for-the-multiresidual-determination-of-regulated-organohalogenated-pollutants-and-related-compounds-in-wild-bird-eggs
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Jose L Roscales, Alba Vicente, Lourdes Ramos, Begoña Jiménez
A simplified, miniaturised matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD)-based method allowing the simultaneous extraction and purification of contaminants belonging to selected families of regulated persistent organic pollutants (POPs), i.e. polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and penta- to octa-polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and related contaminants of emerging concern, such as deca-BDE and Dechlorane Plus (DP), has been proposed. Wild bird eggs were used as biotic fat-containing model matrices...
June 7, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575823/passive-sampling-for-spatial-and-temporal-monitoring-of-organic-pollutants-in-surface-water-of-a-rural-urban-river-in-kenya
#10
Bilha Saina Chepchirchir, Albrecht Paschke, Gerrit Schüürmann
Passive sampling is an emerging monitoring strategy for surface waters and can be applied in a range of environments including remote locations. Silicone rubber (SR) as a robust single-phase passive sampler was applied to characterize the spatial and temporal variability of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and three phthalates, namely, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) and bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) in a tropical river traversing rural and urban catchments...
May 30, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575742/formation-of-a-hydrophobic-and-corrosion-resistant-coating-on-magnesium-alloy-via-a-one-step-hydrothermal-method
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Tianxu Zheng, Yaobo Hu, Yuxin Zhang, Fusheng Pan
A hydrophobic coating was fabricated on the surface of magnesium alloy using a simple one-step hydrothermal method with the use of environmentally friendly agent. Scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and contact angle test were used to characterize the surfaces. Corrosion behavior in a 3.5wt.% NaCl solution was evaluated using OCP time curves test, potentiodynamic polarization test and EIS analysis. The findings show that the substrate is covered by the coating of magnesium hydroxide and magnesium stearate, reaching a contact angle of around 146°...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573292/enantioselective-incorporation-of-dicarboxylate-guests-by-octacalcium-phosphate
#12
Taishi Yokoi, Shingo Machida, Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Masami Hashimoto, Satoshi Kitaoka
Enantioselectivity by octacalcium phosphate (OCP) is revealed through the incorporation of (S)-(-)-methylsuccinic acid (MeSuc) into its crystal lattice, with hardly any (R)-(+)-MeSuc incorporated. This phenomenon clearly indicates that OCP recognizes the steric structures of guest molecules, extending chiral recognition in inorganic materials to three-dimensional crystal growth.
June 2, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559328/photoactivation-mechanism-of-a-carotenoid-based-photoreceptor
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Sepalika Bandara, Zhong Ren, Lu Lu, Xiaoli Zeng, Heewhan Shin, Kai-Hong Zhao, Xiaojing Yang
Photoprotection is essential for efficient photosynthesis. Cyanobacteria have evolved a unique photoprotective mechanism mediated by a water-soluble carotenoid-based photoreceptor known as orange carotenoid protein (OCP). OCP undergoes large conformational changes in response to intense blue light, and the photoactivated OCP facilitates dissipation of excess energy via direct interaction with allophycocyanins at the phycobilisome core. However, the structural events leading up to the OCP photoactivation remain elusive at the molecular level...
May 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550783/occurrence-distribution-and-bioaccumulation-behaviour-of-hydrophobic-organic-contaminants-in-a-large-scale-constructed-wetland-in-singapore
#14
Qian Wang, Barry C Kelly
This study involved a field-based investigation to assess the occurrence, distribution and bioaccumulation behaviour of hydrophobic organic contaminants in a large-scale constructed wetland. Samples of raw leachate, water and wetland plants, Typha angustifolia, were collected for chemical analysis. Target contaminants included polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides (OCP), as well as several halogenated flame retardants (HFRs) and personal care products (triclosan and synthetic musks). In addition to PCBs and OCPs, synthetic musks, triclosan (TCS) and dechlorane plus stereoisomers (syn- and anti-DPs) were frequently detected...
May 20, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542407/the-influence-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-the-traditional-inuit-diet-on-markers-of-inflammation
#15
L K Schæbel, E C Bonefeld-Jørgensen, H Vestergaard, S Andersen
Concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are high in Inuit living predominately on the traditional marine diet. Adverse effects of POPs include disruption of the immune system and cardiovascular diseases that are frequent in Greenland Inuit. We aimed to assess the association between exposure to POPs from the marine diet and inflammation, taking into account other factors such as vitamin D. We invited Inuit and non-Inuit living in settlements or the town in rural East Greenland or in the capital city Nuuk...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542115/exposure-to-oral-contraceptives-increases-the-risk-for-development-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-case-controlled-and-cohort-studies
#16
Ronald Ortizo, Stephanie Y Lee, Emily T Nguyen, Mohammad Mazen Jamal, Matthew M Bechtold, Douglas L Nguyen
BACKGROUND: The oral contraceptive pill (OCP) is a widely used method of contraception. There have been conflicting studies linking the use of OCPs to the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The intent of this meta-analysis is to better define the association between OCP exposure and the risk for development of IBD. METHODS: A thorough search of multiple databases, including Scopus, Cochrane, MEDLINE/PubMed, and CINAHL, and abstracts from major gastroenterology meetings was performed (October, 2016)...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537030/chemical-contamination-assessment-in-mangrove-lined-caribbean-coastal-systems-using-the-oyster-crassostrea-rhizophorae-as-biomonitor-species
#17
Javier R Aguirre-Rubí, Andrea Luna-Acosta, Nestor Etxebarría, Manu Soto, Félix Espinoza, Michael J Ahrens, Ionan Marigómez
This paper aims to contribute to the use of mangrove cupped oyster, Crassostrea rhizophorae, as a biomonitor species for chemical contamination assessment in mangrove-lined Caribbean coastal systems. Sampling was carried out in eight localities (three in Nicaragua and five in Colombia) with different types and levels of contamination. Oysters were collected during the rainy and dry seasons of 2012-2013 and the tissue concentrations of metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were determined...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528412/bioindicators-of-organochlorine-pesticides-in-the-sea-of-okhotsk-and-the-western-bering-sea
#18
Vasiliy Yu Tsygankov, Margarita D Boyarova, Olga N Lukyanova, Nadezhda K Khristoforova
Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), such as HCHs and DDTs, are still used as pesticides in the Southern Hemisphere and can reach the North Pacific due to long range atmospheric transfer. Marine mammals (Pacific walrus Odobenus rosmarus divergens, gray whale Eschrichtius robustus), the seabirds (Pacific gull Larus schistisagus, crested auklet Aethia cristatella, auklet crumb Aethia pusilla, northern fulmar Fulmarus glacialis, and grey petrel Oceanodroma furcata) and Pacific salmon (pink Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, chum O...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513152/a-molecular-mechanism-for-nonphotochemical-quenching-in-cyanobacteria
#19
Yue Lu, Haijun Liu, Rafael Saer, Veronica L Li, Hao Zhang, Liuqing Shi, Carrie Goodson, Michael L Gross, Robert E Blankenship
The cyanobacterial orange carotenoid protein (OCP) protects photosynthetic cyanobacteria from photodamage by dissipating excess excitation energy collected by phycobilisomes (PBS) as heat. Dissociation of the PBS-OCP complex in vivo is facilitated by another protein known as the fluorescence recovery protein (FRP), which primarily exists as a dimeric complex. We used various mass spectrometry (MS)-based techniques to investigate the molecular mechanism of this FRP-mediated process. FRP in the dimeric state (dFRP) retains its high affinity for the C-terminal domain (CTD) of OCP in the red state (OCP(r))...
June 6, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511371/study-of-serum-total-psa-and-free-psa-as-an-oncological-marker-in-breast-tumour
#20
Elteza Tahjiba Jahir, Runi Devi, Bibhuti Bhushan Borthakur
INTRODUCTION: Breast Cancer (BC) cases are rising alarmingly all over the world and India is not an exception. This rising trend is due to an increased age at first child birth, decreased breast feeding, and the changing lifestyle mostly in urban India. With the advent of more sensitive methodologies and research works in this field, it has been suggested that Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of breast cancer besides other established tumour markers...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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