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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352745/negative-supercoiling-of-dna-by-gyrase-is-inhibited-in-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium-during-adaptation-to-acid-stress
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Aoife M Colgan, Heather J Quinn, Stefani C Kary, Lesley A Mitchenall, Anthony Maxwell, Andrew Ds Cameron, Charles J Dorman
DNA in intracellular Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium relaxes during growth in the acidified (pH 4 to 5) macrophage vacuole and DNA relaxation correlates with upregulation of Salmonella genes involved in adaptation to the macrophage environment. Bacterial ATP levels did not increase during adaptation to acid pH unless the bacterium was deficient in MgtC, a cytoplasmic-membrane-located inhibitor of proton-driven F1 F0 ATP synthase activity. Inhibiting ATP binding by DNA gyrase and topo IV with novobiocin enhanced the effect of low pH on DNA relaxation...
January 20, 2018: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352638/the-evaluation-of-the-hydrophilic-hydrophobic-interactions-and-their-effect-in-water-methanol-solutions-a-study-in-terms-of-the-thermodynamic-state-functions-in-the-frame-of-the-transition-state-theory
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Francesco Mallamace, Carmelo Corsaro, Sveva Longo, Sow-Hsin Chen, Domenico Mallamace
Aqueous solutions of amphiphilic molecules are characterized by the competition between hydrophilic and hydrophobic interactions. These interactions have a different energetic dependence with the temperature. Whereas hydrophilic interactions have been well characterized, a complete theory for the hydrophobic ones is still lacking as well as the comprehension of the effect that the solvent exerts on the solute and vice versa. In this paper from the measured relaxation time, we evaluated the thermodynamic state functions of water-methanol solutions in the frame of the transition state theory...
January 11, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352578/a-physiotherapist-led-exercise-and-education-program-for-preventing-recurrence-of-low-back-pain-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-trial
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Matthew L Stevens, Chung-Wei C Lin, Mark J Hancock, Trish Wisby-Roth, Jane Latimer, Chris G Maher
BACKGROUND: Before beginning a large and complex trial it is considered good practice to run a pilot study to assess the feasibility and acceptability so that quality is maintained and resources are not wasted. OBJECTIVE: To assesses the feasibility and acceptability of procedures for TOPS: Trial Of Prevention Strategies for low back pain. DESIGN: Randomised controlled pilot trial. METHODS: This is a trial of an 8 week, physiotherapist-led group exercise and education program for preventing recurrence of low back pain (LBP) in those recently recovered from LBP...
September 1, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352366/a-new-class-of-cest-experiment-based-on-selecting-different-magnetization-components-at-the-start-and-end-of-the-cest-relaxation-element-an-application-to-1h-cest
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Tairan Yuwen, Lewis E Kay
Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) experiments are becoming increasingly popular for investigating biomolecular exchange dynamics with rates on the order of approximately 50-500 s-1 and a rich toolkit of different methods has emerged over the past few years. Typically, experiments are based on the evolution of longitudinal magnetization, or in some cases two-spin order, during a fixed CEST relaxation delay, with the same class of magnetization prepared at the start and selected at end of the CEST period...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352234/bi-exponential-3d-t1%C3%AF-mapping-of-whole-brain-at-3%C3%A2-t
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Rajiv G Menon, Azadeh Sharafi, Johannes Windschuh, Ravinder R Regatte
Detection of multiple relaxation pools using MRI is useful in a number of neuro-pathologies including multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer's, and stroke. In this study we evaluate the feasibility of using T1ρ imaging for the detection of bi-exponential decays in the human brain. A prospective T1ρ imaging study was performed on model relaxation phantoms (eggs) and 7 healthy volunteers. The data was fitted using a single pool and a 2-pool model to estimate mono- and bi-exponential T1ρ maps, respectively. Bi-exponential decays were identified in the gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) of the brain with 40...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352146/effects-of-renal-denervation-on-cardiac-structural-and-functional-abnormalities-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension-or-diastolic-dysfunction
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Shiying Wang, Suxia Yang, Xinxin Zhao, Jun Shi
The aim of the present study is to systematically evaluate the impact of RDN on cardiac structure and function in patients with resistant hypertension (RH) or diastolic dysfunction. We retrieved Pubmed, Embase and Cocharane Library databases, from inception to April 1st, 2016. Studies reporting left ventricular mass (LVMI) or left ventricular (LV) diastolic function (reflected by the ratio of mitral inflow velocity to annular relaxation velocity [E/e']) responses to RDN were included. Two randomized controlled trials (RCTs), 3 controlled studies and 11 uncontrolled studies were finally identified...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351853/cardiac-biomarkers-as-sensitive-tools-to-evaluate-the-impact-of-xenobiotics-on-amphibians-the-effects-of-anionic-surfactant-linear-alkylbenzene-sulfonate-las
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Monica Jones-Costa, Lilian Franco-Belussi, Felipe Augusto Pinto Vidal, Nathália Penteado Gongora, Luciano Mendes Castanho, Cleoni Dos Santos Carvalho, Elaine Cristina Mathias Silva-Zacarin, Fabio Camargo Abdalla, Iolanda Cristina Silveira Duarte, Classius De Oliveira, Cristiane Ronchi de Oliveira, Raquel Fernanda Salla
Amphibian populations have been experiencing a drastic decline worldwide. Aquatic contaminants are among the main factors responsible for this decline, especially in the aquatic environment. The linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) is of particular concern, since it represents 84% of the anionic surfactants' trade. In Brazil, the maximal LAS concentration allowed in fresh waters is 0.5mgL-1, but its potential harmful effects in amphibians remain unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the effects of a sublethal concentration of LAS (0...
January 16, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351461/exercise-training-induces-enos-coupling-and-restores-relaxation-in-coronary-arteries-of-heart-failure-rats
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Gisele Kruger Couto, Suliana Mesquita Paula, Igor L Gomes-Santos, Carlos Eduardo Negrão, Luciana Venturini Rossoni
Exercise training (ET) has emerged as a non-pharmacological therapy for cardiovascular diseases because of its helpful milieu for improving vascular function. The aim of the present study was to assess whether ET reverses the alterations in vascular reactivity observed in heart failure (HF)-related coronary arteries and to elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved in these adjustments. Male Wistar rats were subjected to either coronary artery ligation or sham operation (SO). Four weeks after the surgery, the rats were divided into two groups: untrained HF (UHF) and exercise-trained HF (THF)...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351457/important-role-of-endothelium-dependent-hyperpolarization-in-pulmonary-microcirculation-in-male-mice-implications-for-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
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Shuhei Tanaka, Takashi Shiroto, Shigeo Godo, Hiroki Saito, Yosuke Ikumi, Akiyo Ito, Shoko Kajitani, Saori Sato, Hiroaki Shimokawa
Endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization (EDH) plays important roles in systemic circulation, whereas its role in pulmonary circulation remains largely unknown. Furthermore, the underlying mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension (PH) also remain to be elucidated. We thus aimed to elucidate the role of EDH in pulmonary circulation in general and in PH in particular. In isolated perfused lung using male wild-type mice, endothelium-dependent relaxations to bradykinin (BK) were significantly reduced in the presence of Nω-nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA) by ~50% as compared with those in the presence of indomethacin, and the combination of apamin plus charybdotoxin abolished the residual relaxations, showing the comparable contributions of nitric oxide (NO) and EDH in pulmonary microcirculation under physiological conditions...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351439/role-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-sulfide-quinone-oxoreductase-in-hydrogen-sulfide-induced-contraction-of-rat-pulmonary-arteries
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Jesus Prieto-Lloret, Vladimir A Snetkov, Yasin Shaifta, Inmaculada Docio, Michelle J Connolly, Charles E Mackay, Greg A Knock, Jeremy Pt Ward, Philip I Aaronson
Application of H2S ('sulfide') elicits a complex contraction in rat pulmonary arteries (PA) comprising a small transient contraction (phase 1; Ph1) followed by relaxation and then a second, larger, and more sustained contraction (phase 2; Ph2). We investigated the mechanisms causing this response using isometric myography in rat second order PA, with Na2S as a sulfide donor. Both phases of contraction to 1000μM Na2S were attenuated by the pan-PKC inhibitor Gö6983 (3μM) and by 50μM ryanodine; the Ca2+ channel blocker nifedipine (1μM) was without effect...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350957/relativistic-fluid-dynamics-far-from-local-equilibrium
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Paul Romatschke
Fluid dynamics is traditionally thought to apply only to systems near local equilibrium. In this case, the effective theory of fluid dynamics can be constructed as a gradient series. Recent applications of resurgence suggest that this gradient series diverges, but can be Borel resummed, giving rise to a hydrodynamic attractor solution which is well defined even for large gradients. Arbitrary initial data quickly approaches this attractor via nonhydrodynamic mode decay. This suggests the existence of a new theory of far-from-equilibrium fluid dynamics...
January 5, 2018: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350916/rhombohedral-to-cubic-conversion-of-gete-via-mnte-alloying-leads-to-ultralow-thermal-conductivity-electronic-band-convergence-and-high-thermoelectric-performance
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Zheng Zheng, Xianli Su, Rigui Deng, Constantinos C Stoumpos, Hongyao Xie, Wei Liu, Yonggao Yan, Shiqiang Hao, Ctirad Uher, Chris Wolverton, Mercouri G Kanatzidis, Xinfeng Tang
In this study, a series of Ge1-xMnxTe (x=0-0.21) compounds were prepared by melting-quenching-annealing process combined with Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS). The effect of alloying MnTe into GeTe on the structure and thermoelectric properties of Ge1-xMnxTe is profound. With increasing content of MnTe, the structure of the Ge1-xMnxTe compounds gradually changes from rhombohedral to cubic, and the known R3m to Fm-3m phase transition temperature of GeTe moves from 700 K closer to room temperature. First-principles density functional theory calculations show that alloying MnTe into GeTe decreases the energy difference between the light and heavy valence bands in both the R3m and the Fm-3m structures, enhancing a multi-band character of the valence band edge that increases the hole carrier effective mass...
January 19, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350753/impact-of-relaxation-of-the-one-child-policy-on-maternal-mortality-in-guangzhou-china
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Wen Sun, Shiliang Liu, Fang He, Lili Du, Yanfang Guo, Darine El-Chaar, Shi Wu Wen, Dunjin Chen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of the one-child policy in China on maternal mortality. METHODS: The present retrospective study included maternal death data from Guangdong, China, from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2015; data from 2013 were excluded because they were not available. Maternal deaths were divided into legal and illegal pregnancies based on adherence to the one-child policy. The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) was compared between the groups, temporal trends in the MMR were examined, and comparisons were made of the causes of death and access to maternity care...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350708/sleep-wake-disturbance-a-systematic-review-of-evidence-based-interventions-for-management-in-patients-with-cancer
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Ellyn Matthews, Patricia Carter, Margaretta Page, Grace Dean, Ann Berger
BACKGROUND: New or worsening sleep-wake disturbance (SWD) can occur throughout the cancer trajectory.
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to critically review available empirical evidence supporting the efficacy of interventions for SWD, highlighting new evidence since the 2006 and 2009 Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) SWD publications.
. METHODS: A systematic review of studies published from 2009-2017 was conducted to identify effective interventions for cancer-related SWD...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350704/caregiver-caf%C3%A3-providing-education-and-support-to-family-caregivers-of-patients-with-cancer%C3%A2
#15
Joanne P Finley
BACKGROUND: The many burdens faced by caregivers of patients with cancer are well documented. Caregivers are asked to perform procedures, make assessments, coordinate care, and communicate with healthcare providers at an increasingly complex level. A caregiver quality improvement project, in the form of a Caregiver Café, was instituted at a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.
. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the café are to (a) provide respite and a place for caregivers to relax and be nurtured, (b) provide a place for caregivers to meet and support each other, (c) provide answers to caregiver questions, and (d) recommend appropriate caregiver resources...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350528/proton-and-carbon-13-dynamic-nuclear-polarization-of-methylated-%C3%AE-cyclodextrins
#16
Filippo Caracciolo, Alessandra Lucini Paioni, Lucio Melone, Marta Filibian, Pietro Carretta
1 H and 13 C dynamic nuclear polarization has been studied in 13 C-enriched β - cyclodextrins doped with TEMPO free radical. 1 H and 13 C polarizations raised above 7.5 % and 7 % , respectively, and for both nuclear species the transfer of polarization from the electron spins appears to be consistent with a thermal mixing scenario for a concentration of 9 13 C nuclei per molecule. When the concentration is increased to 21 13 C nuclei per molecule a decrease in the spin-lattice relaxation and polarization build up rates is observed...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350033/impact-of-backbone-pattern-and-residue-substitution-on-helicity-in-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-peptides
#17
Young-Hee Shin, Samuel H Gellman
We have evaluated the impact of changes in the chemical structure of peptidic oligomers containing α-, β-, and γ-amino acid residues (α/β/γ-peptides) on the propensities of these oligomers to adopt helical conformations in aqueous and alcoholic solutions. These studies were inspired by our previous discovery that α/β/γ-peptides containing a regular αγααβα hexad repeat adopt an α-helix-like conformation in which the β and γ residues are aligned in a stripe along one side, and the remainder of the helix surface is defined by the α residues...
January 19, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349831/aortic-dysfunction-in-metabolic-syndrome-mediated-by-perivascular-adipose-tissue-tnf%C3%AE-and-nox2-dependent-pathway
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Evan DeVallance, Kayla W Branyan, Kent Lemaster, I Mark Olfert, David M Smith, Emidio E Pistilli, Jefferson C Frisbee, Paul D Chantler
AIMS: Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) is recognized for its vaso-active effects, however it's unclear how Metabolic Syndrome impact thoracic-aorta (t)PVAT and the subsequent effect on functional and structural aortic stiffness. METHODS & RESULTS: Thoracic aorta and tPVAT were removed from 16-17 week old lean (LZR, n = 16) and obese Zucker (OZR, n = 16) rats. OZR presented with aortic endothelial dysfunction, assessed by wire-myography, and increased aortic stiffness, assessed by elastic modulus...
January 18, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349466/dynamics-of-networks-in-a-viscoelastic-and-active-environment
#19
Jonas Grimm, Maxim Dolgushev
We investigate the dynamics of fractals and other networks in a viscoelastic and active environment. The viscoelastic dynamics is modeled based on the generalized Langevin equation, where the activity is introduced to it by means of the exponentially correlated noise. The intramolecular interactions are taken into account by the bead-spring picture. The microscopic connectivity (studied in the form of Vicsek fractals, of dual Sierpiński gaskets, of NTD trees, and of a family of deterministic small-world networks) reveals itself in the multiscale monomeric dynamics, which shows vastly different behaviors in the active and passive baths...
January 19, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348132/t2-relaxometry-mri-predicts-cerebral-palsy-in-preterm-infants
#20
L-W Chen, S-T Wang, C-C Huang, Y-F Tu, Y-S Tsai
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: T2-relaxometry brain MR imaging enables objective measurement of brain maturation based on the water-macromolecule ratio in white matter, but the outcome correlation is not established in preterm infants. Our study aimed to predict neurodevelopment with T2-relaxation values of brain MR imaging among preterm infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 1, 2012, to May 31, 2015, preterm infants who underwent both T2-relaxometry brain MR imaging and neurodevelopmental follow-up were retrospectively reviewed...
January 18, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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