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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330553/physiological-and-molecular-insights-into-the-high-salinity-tolerance-of-pongamia-pinnata-l-pierre-a-potential-biofuel-tree-species
#1
Sureshbabu Marriboina, Debashree Sengupta, Sumit Kumar, Attipalli R Reddy
Soil salinity is gradually becoming a threat to the global economy by affecting agricultural productivity worldwide. Here, we analyze the salinity tolerance of Pongamia pinnata with an insight into the underlying physiological and molecular responses. Despite a reduction in net photosynthetic rate, P. pinnata efficiently maintained its leaf water potentials even at 500mM NaCl for 15days and displayed no visible stress symptoms. Na(+) localization analysis using CoroNa-Green AM revealed effective Na(+) sequestration in the roots when compared to leaves...
May 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330366/phase-behaviour-of-quasicrystal-forming-systems-of-core-corona-particles
#2
Harini Pattabhiraman, Marjolein Dijkstra
Using Monte Carlo simulations and free-energy calculations, we study the phase behaviour of a two-dimensional system of particles interacting with a hard core of diameter σHD and a repulsive square shoulder potential. The interest in this system lies in the formation of quasicrystals of different symmetries at specific square-shoulder widths δ as previously reported by Dotera et al. [Nature 506, 208 (2014)]. However, an insight into other possible periodic phases formed in these systems and the thermodynamic stability of both the periodic and quasicrystal phases is yet to be addressed...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330365/high-resolution-electronic-spectra-of-yttrium-oxide-yo-the-d-2-%C3%AE-x-2-%C3%AE-transition
#3
Deping Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Boxing Zhu, Jingwang Gu, Bingbing Suo, Yang Chen, Dongfeng Zhao
The D(2)Σ(+)-X(2)Σ(+) electronic absorption spectrum of the astrophysically relevant yttrium oxide (YO) molecule has been recorded for the first time in the 400-440 nm region using laser induced fluorescence. YO molecules are produced by corona discharge of oxygen between the tips of two yttrium needles in a supersonic jet expansion. An unambiguous spectroscopic identification of the D(2)Σ(+)-X(2)Σ(+) transition becomes possible from a combined analysis of the moderate-resolution laser excitation spectrum and dispersed fluorescence spectrum...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329793/oral-disease-and-3-year-incidence-of-frailty-in-mexican-older-adults
#4
Roberto Carlos Castrejón-Pérez, Aida Jiménez-Corona, Eduardo Bernabé, Antonio R Villa-Romero, Elise Arrivé, Jean-François Dartigues, Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo, S Aída Borges-Yáñez
Background: Poor oral health has been associated with some components of frailty. The objective of this study was to identify the association between clinical measures of oral health and the incidence of frailty among community-dwelling older adults aged 70 or older in Mexico City. Methods: A 3-year cohort study with a probabilistic representative sample of home-dwelling elders of one district of Mexico City was performed. Baseline and follow-up interview and oral clinical evaluations were carried out by standardized examiners in participants' homes...
October 25, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329739/peptides-derived-from-glycoproteins-h-and-b-of-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-and-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-are-capable-of-blocking-herpetic-infection-in-vitro
#5
Abraham Cetina-Corona, Uriel López-Sánchez, Juana Salinas-Trujano, Alfonso Méndez-Tenorio, Blanca Lilia Barrón, Jesus Torres-Flores
AIMS: The aim of this study was to design peptides derived from glycoproteins H (gH) and B (gB) of herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) with the potential to block herpetic infection and to evaluate their ability to inhibit HSV-1 and HSV-2 infection in vitro. METHODS: A library of continuous 15-25 residue stretches (CRSs) located at the surface of gH and gB from HSV-1 and HSV-2 was created. These CRSs were analyzed, and only those that were highly flexible and rich in charged residues were selected for the design of the antiviral peptides (AVPs)...
March 23, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328240/insights-on-cryopreserved-sheep-fibroblasts-by-cryomicroscopy-and-gene-expression-analysis
#6
Antonella Idda, Daniela Bebbere, Giuseppina Corona, Laura Masala, Elisa Casula, Alberto Cincotti, Sergio Ledda
Cryopreservation includes a set of techniques aimed at storing biological samples and preserving their biochemical and functional features without any significant alterations. This study set out to investigate the effects induced by cryopreservation on cultured sheepskin fibroblasts (CSSF) through cryomicroscopy and gene expression analysis after subsequent in vitro culture. CSSF cells were cryopreserved in a cryomicroscope (CM) or in a straw programmable freezer (SPF) using a similar thermal profile (cooling rate -5°C/min to -120°C, then -150°C/min to -196°C)...
March 22, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327712/structural-transformation-of-vesicles-formed-by-a-polystyrene-b-poly-acrylic-acid-polystyrene-b-poly-4-vinyl-pyridine-mixture-from-symmetric-to-asymmetric-membranes
#7
Zhen Geng, Yuanyuan Han, Wei Jiang
Asymmetric vesicles with different inner and outer corona compositions are applicable in microreactors, drug delivery, and biomimics because of their unique functions in membrane permeability and protein localization. In this study, we develop a novel approach to construct asymmetric vesicles and demonstrate the first structural transformation of polymeric vesicles from symmetric to asymmetric membranes. Experimental results and Monte Carlo simulation results clearly reveal that increased intercorona repulsion and enhanced hydrophobic chain mobility are essential to realize this transformation...
March 22, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327591/gully-evolution-and-geomorphic-adjustments-of-badlands-to-reforestation
#8
J A Ballesteros Cánovas, M Stoffel, J F Martín-Duque, C Corona, A Lucía, J M Bodoque, D R Montgomery
Badlands and gullied areas are among those geomorphic environments with the highest erosion rates worldwide. Nevertheless, records of their evolution and their relations with anthropogenic land transformation are scarcer. Here we combine historical data with aerial photographs and tree-ring records to reconstruct the evolution of a badland in a Mediterranean environment of Central Spain. Historical sources suggest an anthropogenic origin of this badland landscape, caused by intense quarrying activities during the 18(th) century...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326442/long-term-follow-up-of-a-non-randomised-prospective-cohort-of-one-hundred-and-ninety-two-total-knee-arthroplasties-using-the-nexgen-implant
#9
Alfredo Schiavone Panni, Franceso Falez, Rocco D'Apolito, Katia Corona, Carlo Perisano, Michele Vasso
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively analyse the clinical, functional and radiological outcomes, and the long-term survivorship of the NexGen Legacy Posterior Stabilised (LPS) knee prosthesis (Zimmer Biomet, Warsaw, IN, USA). METHODS: Between 1996 and 2001, 197 primary NexGen LPS total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) were implanted by a single surgeon; 132 prostheses in 124 patients with a minimum follow-up of 15 years were included in the study...
March 22, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325310/production-of-bioethanol-from-pre-treated-cotton-fabrics-and-waste-cotton-materials
#10
Svetlana Nikolić, Vesna Lazić, Đorđe Veljović, Ljiljana Mojović
This study highlights the potential of cotton fabric as a promising feedstock for the production of bioethanol as renewable biofuel. The effect of corona pre-treatment of non-mercerized and mercerized cotton fabrics on glucose and ethanol yield is discussed. Fermentation kinetics for ethanol production and the basic process parameters were assessed and compared. Corona pre-treatment of cotton fabrics led to an increase in the glucose yield (compared to control sample) during enzymatic hydrolysis, and consequently the ethanol yield during fermentation by yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae var...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325261/cdk4-6-inhibitors-in-her2-positive-breast-cancer
#11
REVIEW
Silvia Paola Corona, Andrea Ravelli, Daniele Cretella, Maria Rosa Cappelletti, Laura Zanotti, Martina Dester, Angela Gobbi, Pier Giorgio Petronini, Daniele Generali
Notwithstanding the continuous progress made in cancer treatment in the last 20 years, and the availability of new targeted therapies, metastatic Breast Cancer (BC) is still incurable. Targeting the cell cycle machinery has emerged as an attractive strategy to tackle cancer progression, showing very promising results in the preclinical and clinical settings. The first selective inhibitors of CDK4/6 received breakthrough status and FDA approval in combination with letrozole (February 2015) and fulvestrant (February 2016) as first-line therapy in ER-positive advanced and metastatic BC...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324152/good-clinical-results-with-autologous-matrix-induced-chondrogenesis-amic-technique-in-large-knee-chondral-defects
#12
Alfredo Schiavone Panni, Chiara Del Regno, Giuseppe Mazzitelli, Rocco D'Apolito, Katia Corona, Michele Vasso
PURPOSE: Autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIC) is a treatment for focal full-thickness cartilage defects combining microfracturing with an exogenous I/III collagen matrix (Chondro-Gide). The aim of the present study was to determine the 7 years outcomes of patients treated with the AMIC technique for knee chondral defects larger than 2 cm(2). The hypothesis was that the positive short-term outcomes achieved in the previous series would not deteriorate at a 7-year follow-up...
March 21, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323953/activation-of-male-liver-chromatin-accessibility-and-stat5-dependent-gene-transcription-by-plasma-growth-hormone-pulses
#13
Jeannette Connerney, Dana Lau-Corona, Andy Rampersaud, David J Waxman
Sex-differences in pituitary growth hormone (GH) secretion (pulsatile in males vs near continuous/persistent in females) impart sex-dependent expression to hundreds of genes in adult mouse liver. STAT5, a GH-activated transcription factor that is essential for liver sexual dimorphism, is dynamically activated in direct response to each male plasma GH pulse. However, the impact of GH-induced STAT5 pulses on liver chromatin accessibility and downstream transcriptional events is unknown. Here, we investigate the impact of a single pulse of GH given to hypophysectomized mice on local liver chromatin accessibility [DNase hypersensitive site analysis], transcription rates [hnRNA analysis], and gene expression [quantitative PCR and RNA-Seq] determined 30, 90 or 240 min later...
February 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323101/mixtures-of-hyaluronic-acid-and-liposomes-for-drug-delivery-phase-behavior-microstructure-and-mobility-of-liposomes
#14
Naila El Kechai, Sandrine Geiger, Arianna Fallacara, Ingrid Cañero Infante, Valérie Nicolas, Evelyne Ferrary, Nicolas Huang, Amélie Bochot, Florence Agnely
Hyaluronic acid liposomal gels have previously demonstrated in vivo their great potential for drug delivery. Elucidating their phase behavior and structure would provide a better understanding of their use properties. This work evaluates the microstructure and the phase behavior of mixtures of hyaluronic acid (HA) and liposomes and their impact on the vesicle mobility. HA concentration and surface properties of liposomes (positively or negatively charged, neutral, with a polyethylene glycol corona) are varied while the liposome concentration remains constant...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322566/o6-corona-6-arenes-with-expanded-cavities-for-specific-complexation-with-c70
#15
Yao Lu, Zhan-Da Fu, Qing-Hui Guo, Mei-Xiang Wang
O6-Corona[3]arene[3]tetrazines with expanded cavities were synthesized by one-pot SNAr reaction between 3,6-dichlorotetrazine and aromatic diols. The macrocycle-to-macrocycle transformation involving IEDDA of tetrazine moieties with an enamine followed by denitrogenative aromatization afforded O6-corona[3]arene[3]pyridazines. O6-Corona[6]arenes adopted coronary conformations yielding hexagonal cavities of varied sizes. While O6-corona[3]arene[3]pyridazines complexed both C60 and C70 in a virtually nonselective manner, O6-corona[3]arene[3]tetrazines behaved as selective receptors to complex C70 with K1:1 values up to (3...
March 21, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322514/strategies-to-improve-cancer-photothermal-therapy-mediated-by-nanomaterials
#16
REVIEW
Duarte de Melo-Diogo, Cleide Pais-Silva, Diana R Dias, André F Moreira, Ilídio J Correia
The deployment of hyperthermia-based treatments for cancer therapy has captured the attention of different researchers worldwide. In particular, the application of light-responsive nanomaterials to mediate hyperthermia has revealed promising results in several pre-clinical assays. Unlike conventional therapies, these nanostructures can display a preferential tumor accumulation and thus mediate, upon irradiation with near-infrared light, a selective hyperthermic effect with temporal resolution. Different types of nanomaterials such as those based on gold, carbon, copper, molybdenum, tungsten, iron, palladium and conjugated polymers have been used for this photothermal modality...
March 21, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320825/structure-of-the-rzz-complex-and-molecular-basis-of-its-interaction-with-spindly
#17
Shyamal Mosalaganti, Jenny Keller, Anika Altenfeld, Michael Winzker, Pascaline Rombaut, Michael Saur, Arsen Petrovic, Annemarie Wehenkel, Sabine Wohlgemuth, Franziska Müller, Stefano Maffini, Tanja Bange, Franz Herzog, Herbert Waldmann, Stefan Raunser, Andrea Musacchio
Kinetochores are macromolecular assemblies that connect chromosomes to spindle microtubules (MTs) during mitosis. The metazoan-specific ≈800-kD ROD-Zwilch-ZW10 (RZZ) complex builds a fibrous corona that assembles on mitotic kinetochores before MT attachment to promote chromosome alignment and robust spindle assembly checkpoint signaling. In this study, we combine biochemical reconstitutions, single-particle electron cryomicroscopy, cross-linking mass spectrometry, and structural modeling to build a complete model of human RZZ...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320823/dynein-at-kinetochores-making-the-connection
#18
Toni McHugh, Julie P I Welburn
Dynein removes the checkpoint proteins from kinetochores once chromosomes are bioriented. In this issue, Gama et al. (2017. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201610108) and Mosalaganti et al. (2017. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201611060) reveal the molecular basis for how dynein and its adaptor protein Spindly are recruited to the ROD-Zw10-Zwilch complex in the fibrous corona of unattached kinetochores.
March 20, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320172/neuropathological-findings-from-an-autopsied-case-showing-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-like-neuroradiological-findings-associated-with-premedication-including-tacrolimus-for-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation
#19
Yuichi Hayashi, Akio Kimura, Hiroshi Nakamura, Maya Mimuro, Yasushi Iwasaki, Akira Hara, Mari Yoshida, Takashi Inuzuka
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is diagnosed based on neuroradiological findings. Typically, PRES is reversible and presents with a good outcome; however, fatal outcomes have been reported. We report an autopsied case showing PRES-like neuroradiological findings associated with premedication including tacrolimus for autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation in a 28-year-old woman with a 2-year history of acute myeloid sarcoma/acute myeloid leukemia. Neurological examination revealed disturbed consciousness, muscle weakness in all extremities, and bilaterally diminished tendon reflexes...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319364/a-new-spin-on-antibody-drug-conjugates-trastuzumab-fulvestrant-colloidal-drug-aggregates-target-her2-positive-cells
#20
Ahil N Ganesh, Christopher Mclaughlin, Da Duan, Brian K Shoichet, Molly S Shoichet
While the formation of colloidal aggregates leads to artifacts in early drug discovery, their composition makes them attrac-tive as nanoparticle formulations for targeted drug delivery as the entire nanoparticle is composed of drug. The typical tran-sient stability of colloidal aggregates has inhibited exploiting this property. To overcome this limitation, we investigated a series of proteins to stabilize colloidal aggregates of the chemotherapeutic, fulvestrant, including: bovine serum albumin, a generic human immunoglobulin G, and trastuzumab, a therapeutic anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 anti-body...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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