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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228453/impaired-health-status-psychological-distress-and-personality-in-women-and-men-with-nonobstructive-coronary-artery-disease-sex-and-gender-differences-the-twist-tweesteden-mild-stenosis-study
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Paula M C Mommersteeg, Lindy Arts, Wobbe Zijlstra, Jos W Widdershoven, Wilbert Aarnoudse, Johan Denollet
BACKGROUND: Patients with nonobstructive coronary artery disease (NOCAD; wall irregularities, stenosis <60%), and women with NOCAD in particular, remain underinvestigated. We examined sex and gender (S&G) differences in health status, psychological distress, and personality between patients with NOCAD and the general population, as well as S&G differences within the NOCAD population. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 523 patients with NOCAD (61±9 years, 52% women) were included via coronary angiography and computed tomography as part of the TWIST (Tweesteden Mild Stenosis) study...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223826/arhgap1-overexpression-inhibits-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-c-33a-and-siha-cell-lines
#2
Jun-Ping Li, Yang Liu, Yi-Hua Yin
ARHGAP1, also known as RhoGAP, RhoGAP1, CDC42GAP and p50rhoGAP, is officially named Ras homology (Rho) GTPase-activating protein 1, which is one of the key members of RhoGAPs. Growing evidences demonstrate that several RhoGAPs are suppressed or downregulated in cancers. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore the effects of ARHGAP1 on cervical carcinoma cells. The human cervical carcinoma cells C-33A and SiHa were transduced with lentivirus targeting ARHGAP1 (lenti-ARHGAP1). Cellular proliferation, migration and invasion assays, as well as quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and Western blot assays, were performed in the control, negative control (infected with lentivirus) and ARHGAP1+-infected groups...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221811/deformation-localisation-in-molecular-layers-constrained-between-self-assembled-au-nanoparticles
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Guillaume Copie, Moussa Biaye, Heinrich Diesinger, Thierry Mélin, Christophe Krzeminski, Fabrizio Cleri
The localised deformation of molecular monolayers constrained between the spherical surfaces of Au nanoparticles is studied by means of molecular dynamics simulations. Alkyl or polyethylene glycol long-chain molecules were homogeneously distributed over the curved Au surface, pushed against each other by repeated cycles of force relaxation and constant-volume equilibration, at temperatures increasing from 50 to 300K, before being slowly quenched down to near-zero temperature. Plots of minimum configurational energy can be obtained as a function of the nanoparticle distance, according to different directions of approach; therefore, such simulations describe a range of deformations, from perfectly uniaxial compression, to a combination of compression and shear...
February 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221782/the-cation-%C3%AF-interaction-enables-a-halo-tag-fluorogenic-probe-for-fast-no-wash-live-cell-imaging-and-gel-free-protein-quantification
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Yu Liu, Kun Miao, Noah P Dunham, Hongbin Liu, Matthew Fares, Amie K Boal, Xiaosong Li, Xin Zhang
Design of fluorogenic probes for Halo-tag is highly desirable but challenging. Previous work achieved this goal by controlling the chemical switch of spirolactones upon the covalent conju-gation between Halo-tag and probes or by incorporating a 'channel dye' into the substrate bind-ing tunnel of Halo-tag. In this work, we have developed a novel class of Halo-tag fluorogenic probes that are derived from solvatochromic fluorophores. The optimal probe, harboring a ben-zothiadiazole scaffold, exhibits a 1000-fold fluorescence enhancement upon reaction with Halo-tag...
February 21, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221713/reconfigurable-microscale-frameworks-from-concatenated-helices-with-controlled-chirality
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Seog-Jin Jeon, Ryan C Hayward
The utility of helical structures in driving motion of microorganisms and plants has inspired efforts to develop synthetic stimuli-responsive helical architectures for self-motile and shape-morphing systems. While several approaches to responsive helices based on hydrogels and liquid crystalline polymers have been reported, they have so far been limited to macroscopic (cm scale) dimensions, and have not been applied to concatenated helices with more than two segments. Here, a robust method for microfabrication of helices inspired by Bauhinia seedpods, based on trilayer samples consisting of rigid plastic stripes sandwiching a swellable temperature-responsive hydrogel, is reported and the formation of responsive shape-controlled frameworks from concatenated multiple helices (multihelices) with controlled chirality is demonstrated...
February 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221292/dermatofibroma-of-the-eyelid-immunohistochemical-diagnosis
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Frederick A Jakobiec, Fouad R Zakka, Yufei Tu, Suzanne K Freitag
A 66-year-old man developed a painless 2 mm to 3 mm recurrent nodule at the left upper eyelid margin. Excision disclosed a spindle cell lesion without frank atypia or mitotic activity growing in a twisted fascicular pattern often referred to as storiform. All the surgical margins were involved with tumor. Immunohistochemistry demonstrated that many of the constituent spindle and dendritic tumor cells were CD34, factor XIIIa, and CD 163, the latter 2 being biomarkers for monocytic lineage. The lesion was diagnosed as a dermatofibroma rather than a fibrous histiocytoma, a term that should be reserved for more aggressive lesions of deeper fascial planes...
February 17, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220893/general-planar-transverse-domain-walls-realized-by-optimized-transverse-magnetic-field-pulses-in-magnetic-biaxial-nanowires
#7
Mei Li, Jianbo Wang, Jie Lu
The statics and field-driven dynamics of transverse domain walls (TDWs) in magnetic nanowires (NWs) have attracted continuous interests because of their theoretical significance and application potential in future magnetic logic and memory devices. Recent results demonstrate that uniform transverse magnetic fields (TMFs) can greatly enhance the wall velocity, meantime leave a twisting in the TDW azimuthal distribution. For application in high-density NW devices, it is preferable to erase the twisting so as to minimize magnetization frustrations...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219750/release-kinetics-of-highly-porous-floating-tablets-containing-cilostazol
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Kyu-Mok Hwang, Cheol-Hee Cho, Nguyen-Thach Tung, Ju-Young Kim, Yun-Seok Rhee, Eun-Seok Park
This study focuses on developing a highly porous floating tablet containing cilostazol. The underlying release mechanism of cilostazol from porous and floating tablets in dissolution media containing surfactants was investigated. The tablets were prepared by compressing granules and excipients with a sublimating agent, followed by sublimation under vacuum. The volatile material for the sublimating agent was chosen based on its flow properties using conventional methods as well as the twisted blade method. Resultant tablets could float immediately and had significantly higher tensile strengths than conventional tablets of similar porosities, holding a promising potential for increasing gastroretentive properties...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219006/ir-catalyzed-asymmetric-total-synthesis-of-communesin-f
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Xiao Liang, Tian-Yuan Zhang, Xue-Yi Zeng, Yu Zheng, Kun Wei, Yu-Rong Yang
The first catalytic asymmetric total synthesis of the heptacyclic alkaloid (-)-communesin F is described. A key step features an unprecedented iridium-catalyzed asymmetric intermolecular cascade cyclization, constructing the lower N,N-aminal-containing CDEF tetracyclic core in one step. Another notable element is the closure of final ring system (A ring) via a facile reduction of a twisted am-ide and concomitant cyclization activated by a mesylation of the N,O-hemiaminal intermediate.
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218748/hiv-tat-protein-and-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-form-multifibrillar-structures-that-cause-neurotoxicity
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Alina Hategan, Mario A Bianchet, Joseph Steiner, Elena Karnaukhova, Eliezer Masliah, Adam Fields, Myoung-Hwa Lee, Alex M Dickens, Norman Haughey, Emilios K Dimitriadis, Avindra Nath
Deposition of amyloid-β plaques is increased in the brains of HIV-infected individuals, and the HIV transactivator of transcription (Tat) protein affects amyloidogenesis through several indirect mechanisms. Here, we investigated direct interactions between Tat and amyloid-β peptide. Our in vitro studies showed that in the presence of Tat, uniform amyloid fibrils become double twisted fibrils and further form populations of thick unstructured filaments and aggregates. Specifically, Tat binding to the exterior surfaces of the Aβ fibrils increases β-sheet formation and lateral aggregation into thick multifibrillar structures, thus producing fibers with increased rigidity and mechanical resistance...
February 20, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218542/controlled-folding-of-single-crystal-graphene
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Bin Wang, Ming Huang, Na Yeon Kim, Benjamin V Cunning, Yuan Huang, Deshun Qu, Xianjue Chen, Sunghwan Jin, Mandakini Biswal, Xu Zhang, Sun Hwa Lee, Hyunseob Lim, Won Jong Yoo, Zonghoon Lee, Rodney S Ruoff
Folded graphene in which two layers are stacked with a twist angle between them has been predicted to exhibit unique electronic, thermal, and magnetic properties. We report the folding of a single crystal monolayer graphene film grown on a Cu(111) substrate by using a tailored substrate having a hydrophobic region and a hydrophilic region. Controlled film delamination from the hydrophilic region was used to prepare macroscopic folded graphene with good uniformity on the millimeter scale. This process was used to create many folded sheets each with a defined twist angle between the two sheets...
February 20, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218417/kmt2b-a-new-twist-in-dystonia-genetics-chronic-adbs
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Bettina Balint, Enza Maria Valente
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217844/chiral-assembly-of-aie-active-achiral-molecules-an-odd-effect-in-self-assembly
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Anuradha, Duong Duc La, Mohammad Al Kobaisi, Akhil Gupta, Sheshanath V Bhosale
The induction of chirality in supramolecular structures through hierarchical self-assembly of achiral compounds and the control of their handedness are closely related to the evolution of life and the chiral amplification found in nature. Herein, it is shown that the combination of achiral tetraphenylethylene, an aggregation-induced emission (AIE)-active luminophore bearing four alkyl chains with an odd or even number of carbon atoms via an amide linkage in the molecular structure allows the induction and control of supramolecular chirality in well-defined helical superstructures by controlling the solvent composition and polarity...
January 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217336/crystal-structure-and-hirshfeld-surface-analysis-of-ethyl-2-4-ethyl-5-quinolin-8-yloxymeth-yl-4h-1-2-4-triazol-3-yl-sulfan-yl-acetate
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Rawia Imane Bahoussi, Ahmed Djafri, Abdelkader Chouaih, Ayada Djafri, Fodil Hamzaoui
In the title compound, C18H20N4O3S, the 1,2,4-triazole ring is twisted with respect to the mean plane of quinoline moiety at 65.24 (4)°. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by weak C-H⋯O and C-H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming the three-dimensional supra-molecular packing. π-π stacking between the quinoline ring systems of neighbouring mol-ecules is also observed, the centroid-to-centroid distance being 3.6169 (6) Å. Hirshfeld surface (HS) analyses were performed.
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216648/structure-and-dynamics-of-type-iii-periplasmic-proteins-vcfhud-and-vchutb-reveal-molecular-basis-of-their-distinctive-ligand-binding-properties
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Shubhangi Agarwal, Sanjay Dey, Biplab Ghosh, Maitree Biswas, Jhimli Dasgupta
Molecular mechanisms of xenosiderophore and heme acquisitions using periplasmic binding protein (PBP) dependent ATP-binding cassette transporters to scavenge the essential nutrient iron are elusive yet in Vibrio cholerae. Our current study delineates the structures, dynamics and ligand binding properties of two Type III PBPs of V. cholerae, VcFhuD and VcHutB. Through crystal structures and fluorescence quenching studies we demonstrate unique features of VcFhuD to bind both hydroxamate and catecholate type xenosiderophores...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216262/efis-lecture-understanding-the-ctla-4-checkpoint-in-the-maintenance-of-immune-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Lucy S K Walker
The past 20 years have heralded fascinating developments in the field of CTLA-4 biology. The CTLA-4 protein is a critical negative regulator of T cell immunity and its absence provokes severe lymphoproliferative disease. In a surprising twist, the generation of mixed bone marrow chimeric mice revealed that CTLA-4 predominantly functions in a cell-extrinsic manner, suggesting that CTLA-4 expressed on one cell can modify the behaviour of another cell. This was followed by the demonstration that CTLA-4 is highly expressed in regulatory T cells and can contribute to their suppressive activity...
February 16, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213697/danger-of-injudicious-use-of-tui-na-therapy-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
#17
Gen Zou, Guyi Wang, Jinxiu Li, Guobao Wu, Jia Huang, Siyang Huang
Tui-na is a very important component of Chinese medicine. It is a well-respected treatment modality known to be helpful and safe for a wide range of conditions. It can be considered as a certain kind of massage which is performed at acupoints, meridians, and collaterals by pushing, finger twisting, grasping thumb waving pressing, patting, palm twisting, and other manipulation techniques. At present, it is extensively used for relieving pain and stiffness associated with ankylosing spondylitis in China, even though there is a lack of evidence to support its validation and feasibility...
February 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212459/structural-studies-of-nicotinoids-cotinine-vs-nicotine
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Iciar Uriarte, Cristóbal Pérez, Elena Caballero-Mancebo, Francisco J Basterretxea, Alberto Lesarri, José A Fernández, Emilio J Cocinero
Nicotinoids are agonists of the acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) and play important biochemical and pharmacological roles. Here we report on the structural and conformational landscape of cotinine, and compare its molecular properties with the nicotine prototype, from which it only differs in the addition of a carbonyl group. The investigation of cotinine included a theoretical survey of the effects of rotamerization of the pyridine moiety, the puckering of the pyrrolidinone ring and the internal rotation of the methyl group...
February 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208934/enteric-duplication-cyst-leading-to-volvulus-an-unusual-cause-of-acute-intestinal-obstruction-a-case-report
#19
Raju Rangaswamy, Kuotho T Nyuwi, Chabungbam Gyan Singh, Ty Apila Sangtam, Lalhruaitluanga Varte
Enteric Duplication Cysts (EDC) is a rare congenital malformation, usually found in mesenteric side of Gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Generally patients present with non-specific symptoms depending on size and location of the cyst in GI tract. EDC presenting as small bowel volvulus is a rare clinical entity. Herein, we are reporting a 16-year-old adolescent girl who presented to Emergency Department (ED) with the features of acute bowel obstruction with septicemia. Patient underwent exploratory laparotomy which revealed dilated, twisted, gangrenous bowel due to a cystic lesion adjacent to the mesenteric side...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208466/motion-of-a-colloidal-particle-in-a-nonuniform-director-field-of-a-nematic-liquid-crystal
#20
Beom-Kyu Lee, Sung-Jo Kim, Bohdan Lev, Jong-Hyun Kim
We investigate the dynamics of a single spherical particle immersed in a nematic liquid crystal. A nonuniform director field is imposed on the substrate by a stripe alignment pattern with splay deformation. The particle of homeotropic anchoring at the surface is accompanied by hyperbolic hedgehog or Saturn-ring defects. The particle motion is dependent on the defect structure. We study the two types of motions theoretically and confirm the obtained results experimentally. The particle accompanied by a hyperbolic hedgehog defect is pulled to a deformed region to relax the elastic deformation energy...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
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