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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528202/microrna-129-5p-inhibits-the-development-of-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-related-epilepsy-by-targeting-hmgb1-through-the-tlr4-nf-kb-signaling-pathway
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Ai-Hua Liu, Ya-Ting Wu, Yu-Ping Wang
The study aimed to explore the effects of microRNA-129-5p (miR-129-5p) on the development of autoimmune encephalomyelitis (AE)-related epilepsy by targeting HMGB1 through the TLR4/NF-kB signaling pathway in a rat model. AE-related epilepsy models were established. Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into control, model, miR-129-5p mimics, miR-129-5p inhibitor, HMGB1 shRNA, TLR4/NF-kB (TLR4/NF-kB signaling pathway was inhibited) and miR-129-5p mimics+HMGB1 shRNA groups respectively. Latency to a first epilepsy seizure attack was recorded...
May 17, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528119/autophagy-plays-a-dual-role-during-intracellular-sirna-delivery-by-lipoplex-and-polyplex-nanoparticles
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Wen Song, Zhiwei Ma, Yumei Zhang, Chuanxu Yang
Growing evidence indicates that autophagy plays a vital role during the intracellular DNA delivery mediated by lipoplex and polyplex nanoparticles. However, autophagy in intracellular siRNA delivery has not been well understood. In this study, lipofectamine 2000 and chitosan were used to formulate lipoplex and polyplex with siRNA for systematically investigating the interplay between siRNA delivery and autophagy. After transfection of H1299 cells with lipoplex and polyplex, the number of autophagic vacuoles was increased significantly indicated by the accumulation of monodansylcadaverine (MDC) staining...
May 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527484/-syndrome-of-irreversible-lithium-effectuated-neurotoxicity
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Ana Luísa Silva, Carolina Ourique, Filipe Martins, Fernando Friões
Lithium has a narrow therapeutic window. Frequent monitoring of both serum levels and clinical signs of toxicity is warranted because toxicity may be present even when concentrations are within the therapeutic range. We report the case of a man with lithium poisoning, with persistent neurologic signs and symptoms even after removal of lithium from circulation - a diagnosis of syndrome of irreversible lithium-effectuated neurotoxicity (SILENT) was made.
February 27, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527338/facile-mass-production-of-nanoporous-sno2-nanosheets-as-anode-materials-for-high-performance-lithium-ion-batteries
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Wenli Wei, Pengcheng Du, Dong Liu, Hongxing Wang, Peng Liu
Facile one-step ultrasonic-assisted chemical precipitation strategy has been developed for the mass production of SnO2 nanomaterials with different morphologies. As anode material for lithium-ion batteries, the nanoporous SnO2 nanosheets exhibited an extremely high initial specific capacity of 2231mAh/g in comparison with 1242mAh/g of the SnO2 microcrystals and 1244mAh/g of the nanoporous SnO2 nanoflowers. Meanwhile the nanoporous SnO2 nanosheet electrode displayed a specific capacity of 688mAh/g after 60 cycles at 0...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527265/-profile-of-lithium-carbonate-use-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-in-colombia
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Manuel Enrique Machado-Duque, Catalina Alzate-Carvajal, Kevin Zapata-Castañeda, Jorge Enrique Machado-Alba
INTRODUCTION: Lithium is the drug of choice for the treatment of bipolar affective disorder. OBJECTIVE: To define lithium therapeutic profile and adverse reactions to its use in patients with bipolar affective disorder in Colombia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an observational retrospective cohort study between January 1 and December 31, 2013, which included patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder treated with lithium carbonate in 25 Colombian cities; we evaluated socio-demographic variables, lithium dose, co-medication, drug interactions and adverse reactions...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525392/the-effects-of-structural-properties-on-the-lithium-storage-behavior-of-mesoporous-tio2
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Liang Xiao, Wen Meng, Shiyao Wang, Dan Liu, Deyu Qu, Zhizhong Xie, Bohua Deng, Jinping Liu
Understanding the effects of structural properties on the lithium storage behavior of mesoporous TiO2 is crucial for further optimizing its performance through rational structure design. To achieve this, herein, the surface area and the grain size of the prepared mesoporous TiO2 are intentionally adjusted by controlling the calcination temperatures. It is found that the capacities of the mesoporous TiO2 contain both the lithium-ion insertion into the bulk phase (Qin) and the additional surface lithium storage (Qas)...
May 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525197/-treatment-resistant-depression-actuality-and-perspectives-in-2017
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N Lucas, P Hubain, G Loas, F Jurysta
Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects 3 to 17 % of adults. 15 to 30 % of patients with MDD suffer from treatment resistant depression (TRD). No international consensus defines TRD. The most common definition is " MDD that is not enough improved after two successive and different classes of antidepressant treatments in appropriate dose and duration ". The appropriate dose corresponds to maximal dose accepted by scientific reports and clinical recommendations, while the appropriate duration is around 6 weeks...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524923/vertical-1t-mos2-nanosheets-with-expanded-interlayer-spacing-edged-on-a-graphene-frame-for-high-rate-lithium-ion-batteries
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Ting Xiang, Qi Fang, Hui Xie, Chuanqiang Wu, Changda Wang, Yu Zhou, Daobin Liu, Shuangming Chen, Adnan Khalil, Shi Tao, Qin Liu, Li Song
Vertical 1T-MoS2 nanosheets with an expanded interlayer spacing of 9.8 Å were successfully grown on a graphene surface via a one-step solvothermal method. Such unique hybridized structures provided strong electrical and chemical coupling between the vertical nanosheets and graphene layers by means of C-O-Mo bonding. The merits are very beneficial for a high-efficiency electron/ion transport pathway and structural stability. As a proof of concept, the lithium ion battery with the as-obtained hybrid's electrode exhibited excellent rate performance with a 666 mA h g(-1) capacity at a high current density of 3500 mA g(-1)...
May 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524670/generation-of-counterpropagating-path-entangled-photon-pairs-in-a-single-periodic-waveguide
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Sina Saravi, Thomas Pertsch, Frank Setzpfandt
We propose the use of nonlinear periodic waveguides for direct and fully integrated generation of counterpropagating photon pairs by spontaneous parametric down-conversion. Using the unique properties of Bloch modes in such periodic structures, we furthermore show that two counterpropagating phase-matching conditions can be fulfilled simultaneously, allowing for the generation of path-entangled Bell states in a single periodic waveguide. To demonstrate the feasibility of our proposal, we design a photonic crystal slab waveguide made of lithium niobate and numerically demonstrate Bell-state generation...
May 5, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524448/a-long-life-lithium-air-battery-in-ambient-air-with-a-polymer-electrolyte-containing-a-redox-mediator
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Ziyang Guo, Chao Li, Jingyuan Liu, Yonggang Wang, Yongyao Xia
Lithium-air batteries when operated in ambient air generally exhibit poor reversibility and cyclability, because of the Li passivation and Li2 O2 /LiOH/Li2 CO3 accumulation in the air electrode. Herein, we present a Li-air battery supported by a polymer electrolyte containing 0.05 m LiI, in which the polymer electrolyte efficiently alleviates the Li passivation induced by attacking air. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that I(-) /I2 conversion in polymer electrolyte acts as a redox mediator that facilitates electrochemical decomposition of the discharge products during recharge process...
May 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523915/wide-temperature-electrolytes-for-lithium-ion-batteries
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Qiuyan Li, Shuhong Jiao, Langli Luo, Michael S Ding, Jianming Zheng, Samuel S Cartmell, Chong-Min Wang, Kang Xu, Ji-Guang Zhang, Wu Xu
Formulating electrolytes with solvents of low freezing points and high dielectric constants is a direct approach to extending the service temperature range of lithium (Li)-ion batteries (LIBs). In this work, we report such wide temperature electrolyte formulations by optimizing the content of ethylene carbonate (EC) in the ternary solvent system of EC, propylene carbonate (PC) and ethyl methyl carbonate (EMC) with LiPF6 salt and CsPF6 additive. An extended service temperature range from -40°C to 60°C was obtained in LIBs with lithium nickel cobalt aluminum mixed oxide (LiNi0...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523905/highly-conductive-porous-transition-metal-dichalcogenides-via-water-steam-etching-for-high-performance-lithium-sulfur-batteries
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Zhubing Xiao, Zhi Yang, Liujiang Zhou, Linjie Zhang, Ruihu Wang
Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries show significant advantages for next-generation energy storage systems owing to their high energy density and cost effectiveness. The main challenge in the development of long-life and high-performance Li-S batteries is how to simultaneously facilitate the redox kinetics of sulfur species and suppress the shuttle effect of polysulfides. In this contribution, we present a general and green water-steam-etched approach for fabricating H- and O-incorporated porous TiS2 (HOPT). The conductivity, porosity, chemisorptive capability and electrocatalytic activity of HOPT are enhanced significantly when compared with those of raw TiS2...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520218/lithium-bond-chemistry-in-lithium-sulfur-batteries
#13
Ting-Zheng Hou, Wen-Tao Xu, Xiang Chen, Hong-Jie Peng, Jia-Qi Huang, Qiang Zhang
Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery is a promising high-energy-density energy storage system. The strong anchoring of intermediates is widely accepted to retard the shuttle of polysulfides in a working battery. However, the understanding of the intrinsic chemistry is still deficient. Inspired by the concept of hydrogen bond, herein we focus on the Li bond chemistry in Li-S batteries through sophisticated quantum chemical calculations, in combination with 7Li nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Identified as Li bond, the strong dipole-dipole interaction between Li polysulfides and Li-S cathode materials originates from the electron-rich donors (e...
May 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518187/in-vitro-shock-absorption-tests-on-implant-supported-crowns-influence-of-crown-materials-and-luting-agents
#14
Martin Rosentritt, Sibylle Schneider-Feyrer, Michael Behr, Verena Preis
PURPOSE: To investigate the force absorption capacity of implant-supported crowns made of different restorative materials and connected to abutments with different luting agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Molar crowns were milled of different computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture materials (n = 8 crowns per material): polymethyl methacrylate, polyether ether ketone, composite, lithium disilicate, titanium, and zirconia. Crowns were mounted on titanium implant replicas using different luting agents: uncemented, temporarily cemented (zinc oxide-eugenol cement), conventionally cemented (zinc oxide phosphate cement), and adhesively bonded...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517008/further-insights-into-the-kinetics-of-thermal-decomposition-during-continuous-cooling
#15
Tatsiana Liavitskaya, Nathanaël Guigo, Nicolas Sbirrazzuoli, Sergey Vyazovkin
Following the previous work (Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 32021), this study continues to investigate the intriguing phenomenon of thermal decomposition during continuous cooling. The phenomenon can be detected and its kinetics can be measured by means of thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The kinetics of the thermal decomposition of ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3), nickel oxalate (NiC2O4), and lithium sulfate monohydrate (Li2SO4·H2O) have been measured upon heating and cooling and analyzed by means of the isoconversional methodology...
May 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516994/3d-ordered-porous-moxc-x-1-or-2-for-advanced-hydrogen-evolution-and-li-storage
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Hong Yu, Haosen Fan, Jiong Wang, Yun Zheng, Zhengfei Dai, Yizhong Lu, Junhua Kong, Xin Wang, Young Jin Kim, Qingyu Yan, Jong-Min Lee
3D ordered porous structures of MoxC are prepared with different Mo to C ratios and tested for two possible promising applications: hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) through water splitting and lithium ion batteries (LIBs). Mo2C and MoC with 3D periodic ordered structures are prepared with a similar process but different precursors. The 3D ordered porous MoC exhibits excellent cycling stability and rate performance as an anode material for LIBs. A discharge capacity of 450.9 mA h g(-1) is maintained up to 3000 cycles at 10...
May 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516759/reduced-graphene-oxide-wrapped-nickel-rich-cathode-materials-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#17
Jae-Hyun Shim, Young-Min Kim, Miji Park, Jongsik Kim, Sanghun Lee
The encapsulation of Ni-rich cathode materials (LiNi0.6Co0.2Mn0.2O2) for lithium ion batteries in reduced graphene oxide (rGO) sheets is introduced to improve electrochemical performances. Using (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane, the active materials are completely wrapped with several rGO layers of ~2 nm thickness. By virtue of the great electrical conductivity of graphene, the rGO-coated cathode materials exhibit much enhanced electrochemical performances of cycling property and rate capability. In addition, it is shown that the structural degradation of the active materials, which is from the rhombohedral layered structure (R-3 m) to the spinel (Fd-3 m) or rock-salt phase (Fm-3 m), is significantly reduced as well as delayed due to the protection of the active materials in the rGO layers from direct contact with electrolytes and the consequent suppression of side reactions...
May 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514174/implications-of-occupational-disorder-on-ion-mobility-in-li4ti5o12-battery-materials
#18
Hendrik Helge Helge Heenen, Christoph Scheurer, Karsten Reuter
Lithium-titanium-oxide (Li4Ti5O12, LTO) is unique among battery materials due to its exceptional cyclability and high rate capability. This performance is believed to derive at least partly from the occupational disorder introduced via mixed Li/Ti occupancy in the LTO spinel-like structure. We explore the vast configuration space accessible during high-temperature LTO synthesis by Monte Carlo sampling and indeed find lowest-energy structures to be characterized by a high degree of microscopic inhomogeneity...
May 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514042/effect-of-crystallization-firing-on-marginal-gap-of-cad-cam-fabricated-lithium-disilicate-crowns
#19
Steven A Gold, Jack L Ferracane, Juliana da Costa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the marginal gaps of CAD/CAM (CEREC 3) produced crowns made from leucite-reinforced glass-ceramic (IPS Empress CAD) blocks (LG), and lithium-disilicate (IPS e.max CAD) blocks before (LD-B), and after (LD-A) crystallization firing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A human molar tooth (#19) was mounted with adjacent teeth on a typodont and prepared for a full-coverage ceramic crown. The typodont was assembled in the mannequin head to simulate clinical conditions...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513760/cell-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-bipolar-mania-in-an-animal-model-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Bruna M Ascoli, Rafael Colombo, Luiza P Géa, Paula B Terraciano, Sabrina B Pizzato, Fernanda S de Oliveira, Elizabeth Cirne-Lima, Flávio Kapczinski, Adriane R Rosa
Introduction: The rationale of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as a novel therapeutic approach in certain neurodegenerative diseases is based on their ability to promote neurogenesis. Hippocampal atrophy has been related to bipolar disorder (BD) in preclinical, imaging and postmortem studies. Therefore, the development of new strategies to stimulate the neurogenesis process in BD is crucial. Objectives: To investigate the behavioral and neurochemical changes induced by transplantation of MSCs in a model of mania-like behavior induced by lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX)...
May 15, 2017: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
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