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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550813/a-reliable-sewage-quality-abnormal-event-monitoring-system
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Tianling Li, Melissa Winnel, Hao Lin, Jared Panther, Chang Liu, Roger O'Halloran, Kewen Wang, Taicheng An, Po Keung Wong, Shanqing Zhang, Huijun Zhao
With closing water loop through purified recycled water, wastewater becomes a part of source water, requiring reliable wastewater quality monitoring system (WQMS) to manage wastewater source and mitigate potential health risks. However, the development of reliable WQMS is fatally constrained by severe contamination and biofouling of sensors due to the hostile analytical environment of wastewaters, especially raw sewages, that challenges the limit of existing sensing technologies. In this work, we report a technological solution to enable the development of WQMS for real-time abnormal event detection with high reliability and practicality...
May 20, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550428/partial-component-retained-two-stage-reconstruction-for-chronic-infection-after-uncemented-total-hip-arthroplasty-results-of-sixteen-cases-after-five-years-of-follow-up
#2
Kun-Hui Chen, Shang-Wen Tsai, Po-Kuei Wu, Cheng-Fong Chen, Hsin-Yi Wang, Wei-Ming Chen
PURPOSE: Two-stage reconstruction with total implant removal and re-implantation after infection control is considered the gold standard treatment for infection after hip arthroplasty. However, removal of the well-fixed stem or cup may cause substantial bone loss and other complications, thereby making reconstruction difficult. We evaluated whether an infection post total hip arthroplasty can be treated without removal of the radiographically and clinically well-fixed femoral stem or acetabular cup...
May 27, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550384/investigation-of-glycochenodeoxycholate-sulfate-and-chenodeoxycholate-glucuronide-as-surrogate-endogenous-probes-for-drug-interaction-studies-of-oatp1b1-and-oatp1b3-in-healthy-japanese-volunteers
#3
Issey Takehara, Hanano Terashima, Takeshi Nakayama, Takashi Yoshikado, Miwa Yoshida, Kenichi Furihata, Nobuaki Watanabe, Kazuya Maeda, Osamu Ando, Yuichi Sugiyama, Hiroyuki Kusuhara
PURPOSE: To assess the use of glycochenodeoxycholate-3-sulfate (GCDCA-S) and chenodeoxycholate 3- or 24-glucuronide (CDCA-3G or -24G) as surrogate endogenous substrates in the investigation of drug interactions involving OATP1B1 and OATP1B3. METHODS: Uptake of GCDCA-S and CDCA-24G was examined in HEK293 cells transfected with cDNA for OATP1B1, OATP1B3, and NTCP and in cryopreserved human hepatocytes. Plasma concentrations of bile acids and their metabolites (GCDCA-S, CDCA-3G, and CDCA-24G) were determined by LC-MS/MS in eight healthy volunteers with or without administration of rifampicin (600 mg, po)...
May 26, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550095/small-conductance-calcium-activated-potassium-current-in-normal-rabbit-cardiac-purkinje-cells
#4
Thomas A Reher, Zhuo Wang, Chia-Hsiang Hsueh, Po-Cheng Chang, Zhenwei Pan, Mohineesh Kumar, Jheel Patel, Jian Tan, Changyu Shen, Zhenhui Chen, Michael C Fishbein, Michael Rubart, Penelope Boyden, Peng-Sheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Purkinje cells (PCs) are important in cardiac arrhythmogenesis. Whether small-conductance calcium-activated potassium (SK) channels are present in PCs remains unclear. We tested the hypotheses that subtype 2 SK (SK2) channel proteins and apamin-sensitive SK currents are abundantly present in PCs. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 25 normal rabbit ventricles, including 13 patch-clamp studies, 4 for Western blotting, and 8 for immunohistochemical staining...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549974/evaluation-of-tacrolimus-sorption-to-pvc-and-non-pvc-based-tubes-in-administration-sets-pump-method-vs-drip-method
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Su-Eon Jin, Seungho Jeon, Hyo-Jin Byon, Sung-Joo Hwang
Tacrolimus sorption to tubes was evaluated using pump and drip methods For tubes, polyvinylchloride (PVC)- and non-PVC-based (polyurethane [PU] and polyolefin [PO]) tubes were used. First, inner surface properties of tubes were analyzed using field emission scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Tacrolimus was quantitatively analyzed using high-performance liquid chromatography with UV detection. For kinetic sorption analysis, diluted tacrolimus to 10μg/mL was passed through 1-m-long tubes at 10mL/h...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549328/enhanced-photocatalytic-hydrogen-production-from-aqueous-sulfide-sulfite-solution-by-zno0-6s0-4-with-simultaneous-dye-degradation-under-visible-light-irradiation
#6
Ka Him Chu, Liqun Ye, Wei Wang, Dan Wu, Donald Ka Long Chan, Cuiping Zeng, Ho Yin Yip, Jimmy C Yu, Po Keung Wong
Photocatalytic hydrogen (H2) production was performed by visible-light-driven (VLD) ternary photocatalyst, zinc oxysulfide (ZnO0.6S0.4) in the presence of sulfide/sulfite (S2(2-)/SO3(2-)) sacrificing system, with simultaneous azo-dye Reactive Violet 5 (RV5) degradation. Enhancement in both RV5 degradation and H2 production was achieved, with the promotion of H2 production after decolorization of RV5. The effect of initial concentration of RV5 was found to be influential on the enhancement of H2 during the simultaneous processes, with a maximum of 110% increase of H2 produced...
May 20, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549236/assessment-of-pathogenicity-and-antigenicity-of-american-lineage-influenza-h5n2-viruses-in-taiwan
#7
Chun-Yang Lin, Min-Yuan Chia, Po-Ling Chen, Chia-Tsui Yeh, Ming-Chu Cheng, Ih-Jen Su, Min-Shi Lee
During December 2003 and March 2004, large scale epidemics of low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H5N2 occurred in poultry farms in central and southern Taiwan. Based on genomic analysis, these H5N2 viruses contain HA and NA genes of American-lineage H5N2 viruses and six internal genes from avian influenza A/H6N1 viruses endemic in poultry in Taiwan. After disappearing for several years, these novel influenza H5N2 viruses caused outbreaks in poultry farms again in 2008, 2010 and 2012, and have evolved into high pathogenic AI (HPAI) since 2010...
May 23, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549217/surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-active-gold-nanoparticles-with-enzyme-mimicking-activities-for-measuring-glucose-and-lactate-in-living-tissues
#8
Yihui Hu, Hanjun Cheng, Xiaozhi Zhao, Jiangjiexing Wu, Faheem Muhammad, Shichao Lin, Jian He, Liqi Zhou, Chengping Zhang, Yu Deng, Peng Wang, Zhengyang Zhou, Shuming Nie, Hui Wei
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with simultaneous plasmonic and biocatalytic properties provide a promising approach to developing versatile bioassays. However, the combination of AuNPs' intrinsic enzyme mimicking properties with their surface-enhanced Ra-man scattering (SERS) activities has yet to be explored. Here we designed a peroxidase mimicking nanozyme by in situ growing AuNPs into a highly porous and thermally stable metal-organic framework (MOF) called MIL-101. The obtained AuNPs@MIL-101 nanozymes acted as the peroxidase mimics to oxidize Raman inactive reporter leucomalachite green (LMG) into the active malachite green (MG) with hydrogen peroxide, and simultaneously as the SERS substrates to enhance the Raman signals of the as-produced MG...
May 26, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548955/exploring-brusatol-as-a-new-anti-pancreatic-cancer-adjuvant-biological-evaluation-and-mechanistic-studies
#9
Zheng Lu, Zheng-Quan Lai, Albert W N Leung, Po Sing Leung, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhi-Xiu Lin
Pancreatic cancer is highly resistant to chemotherapeutic agents and is known to have a poor prognosis. The development of new therapeutic entities is badly needed for this deadly malignancy. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that brusatol, a natural quassinoid isolated from a Chinese herbal medicine named Bruceae Fructus, possessed potent cytotoxic effect against different pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines. Its anti-pancreatic cancer effect was comparable to that of the first-line chemotherapeutic agents such as gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil, with a more favorable safety profile...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548051/xenon-gas-field-ion-source-from-a-single-atom-tip
#10
Wei-Chiao Lai, Chun-Yueh Lin, Wei-Tse Chang, Po-Chang Li, Tsu-Yi Fu, Chia-Seng Chang, T T Tsong, Ing-Shouh Hwang
Focused ion beam (FIB) systems have become powerful diagnostic and modification tools for nanoscience and nanotechnology. Gas field ion sources (GFISs) built from atomic-size emitters offer the highest brightness among all ion sources and thus can improve the spatial resolution of FIB systems. Here we show that the Ir/W(111) single-atom tip (SAT) can emit high-brightness Xe(+) ion beams with a high current stability. The ion emission current versus extraction voltage was analyzed from 150 K up to 309 K. The optimal emitter temperature for maximum Xe(+) ion emission was ∼150 K and the reduced brightness at the Xe gas pressure of 1 × 10(-4) torr is two to three orders of magnitude higher than that of a Ga liquid metal ion source, and four to five orders of magnitude higher than that of a Xe inductively coupled plasma ion source...
May 26, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547571/clinical-presentations-and-molecular-studies-of-invasive-renal-epithelioid-angiomyolipoma
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Cheng-Keng Chuang, Hsin Chia Angela Lin, Han-Yu Tasi, Kun-Han Lee, Yuting Kao, Fukai Leo Chuang, Ying-Hsu Chang, Po-Hung Lin, Chung-Yi Liu, See-Tong Pang
PURPOSE: Epithelioid angiomyolipoma (EAML) is a rare variant of renal angiomyolipoma with malignant potential, and the cytogenetic and clinical behavior of EAML remains a challenging issue. METHODS: We retrospectively analyze the clinical courses of five EAML, the use of everolimus on metastatic EAML, and next-generation sequencing (NGS) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) studies to investigate the gene mutation of TSC and the impact of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway in metastatic EAML...
May 25, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545959/serpin-14-negatively-regulates-prophenoloxidase-activation-and-expression-of-antimicrobial-peptides-in-chinese-oak-silkworm-antheraea-pernyi
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Saima Kausar, Muhammad Nadeem Abbas, Cen Qian, Baojian Zhu, Yu Sun, Yuxuan Sun, Lei Wang, Guoqing Wei, Iram Maqsood, Chao-Liang Liu
Genes encoding proteins of serpins superfamily are widely distributed in invertebrates. In insects, serpins play important roles in regulating immune responses and other physiological processes. Here, we report the cloning and characterization of cDNA of Apserpin-14 from Chinese oak silkworm (Antheraea pernyi). The Apserpin-14 gene contains 1206 bp open reading frame, encoding a predicted 401 amino acid residue protein. We expressed the recombinant Apserpin-14 protein in Escherichia coli and then purified protein was used to prepare rabbit anti-Apserpin-14 polyclonal antibodies...
May 22, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545669/are-russian-propolis-ethanol-extracts-the-future-for-the-prevention-of-medical-and-biomedical-implant-contaminations
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Ashwin Ambi, Julia Bryan, Katherine Borbon, Daniel Centeno, Tianchi Liu, Tung Po Chen, Thomas Cattabiani, Christian Traba
BACKGROUND: Most studies reveal that the mechanism of action of propolis against bacteria is functional rather than structural and is attributed to a synergism between the compounds in the extracts. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: Propolis is said to inhibit bacterial adherence, division, inhibition of water-insoluble glucan formation, and protein synthesis. However, it has been shown that the mechanism of action of Russian propolis ethanol extracts is structural rather than functional and may be attributed to the metals found in propolis...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544890/hybrid-neuro-heuristic-methodology-for-simulation-and-control-of-dynamic-systems-over-time-interval
#14
Marcin Woźniak, Dawid Połap
Simulation and positioning are very important aspects of computer aided engineering. To process these two, we can apply traditional methods or intelligent techniques. The difference between them is in the way they process information. In the first case, to simulate an object in a particular state of action, we need to perform an entire process to read values of parameters. It is not very convenient for objects for which simulation takes a long time, i.e. when mathematical calculations are complicated. In the second case, an intelligent solution can efficiently help on devoted way of simulation, which enables us to simulate the object only in a situation that is necessary for a development process...
May 5, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544757/eight-electron-silver-and-mixed-gold-silver-nanoclusters-stabilized-by-se-donor-ligands
#15
Wan-Ting Chang, Po-Yi Lee, Jian-Hong Liao, Samia Kahlal, Jean-Yves Saillard, Chen-Wei Liu
The first atomically and structurally precise silver-nanoclusters stabilized by Se-donor ligands, [Ag20{Se2P(OiPr)2}12] (3) and [Ag21{Se2P(OEt)2}12]+(4), have been isolated by ligand replacement reaction of [Ag20{S2P(OiPr)2}12] (1) and [Ag21{S2P(OiPr)2}12]+ (2), respectively. Further, doping reactions of 4 with Au(PPh3)Cl resulted in the formation of [AuAg20{Se2P(OEt)2}12]+, (5). Structures of 3, 4 and 5 were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The anatomy of cluster 3 with an Ag20 core having C3 symmetry is very similar to that of its dithiophosphate analogue 1...
May 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544661/early-passage-mesenchymal-stem-cells-display-decreased-radiosensitivity-and-increased-dna-repair-activity
#16
Po-Kuei Wu, Jir-You Wang, Cheng-Fong Chen, Kuang-Yu Chao, Ming-Chau Chang, Wei-Ming Chen, Shih-Chieh Hung
Cell therapies using human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have received much attention in the past decade. In pursuit of the therapeutic potential of MSCs, cell expansion is required to generate a great number of cells with desired phenotype and functionality. Long-term expansion in vitro, however, can lead to altered functions. To explore the changes in DNA damage responses (DDR) in MSCs expanded, DDR pathways following irradiation were characterized in early- and late-passage bone marrow MSCs. Seventy-two hours after irradiation, the percentage of sub-G1 cells in early-passage MSCs did not change significantly...
June 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541643/genotype-specific-methylation-of-hpv-in-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia
#17
Yaw Wen Hsu, Rui Lan Huang, Po Hsuan Su, Yu Chih Chen, Hui Chen Wang, Chi Chun Liao, Hung Cheng Lai
OBJECTIVE: Hypermethylation of human papillomavirus (HPV) and host genes has been reported in cervical cancer. However, the degree of methylation of different HPV types relative to the severity of the cervical lesions remains controversial. Studies of the degree of methylation associated with the host gene and the HPV genome to the severity of cervical lesions are rare. We examined the association of methylation status between host genes and late gene 1 (L1) regions of HPV16, 18, 52, and 58 in cervical brushings...
July 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541303/corrigendum-the-core-pattern-analysis-on-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#18
Ching-Mao Chang, Hsueh-Ting Chu, Yau-Huei Wei, Fang-Pey Chen, Shengwen Wang, Po-Chang Wu, Hung-Rong Yen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Hen-Hong Chang
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/srep09541.
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541244/parotid-gland-tumors-results-of-retrospective-analysis-of-149-patients-treated-at-the-clinical-department-of-cranio-maxillofacial-surgery-clinic-of-otolaryngology-and-oncologic-laryngology-of-military-institute-of-medicine-in-warsaw-in-years-2006-2016
#19
Aldona Chloupek, Krzysztof Zarzycki, Jarosław Dąbrowski, Wojciech Domański
Wstęp: Nowotwory mające swoją etiologię w gruczołach ślinowych występują rzadko i stanowią ok. 3-10% wszystkich guzów w obrębie głowy i szyi. Materiał i metody: W latach 2006-2016 w Klinicznym Oddziale Chirurgii Czaszkowo-Szczękowo-Twarzowej Wojskowego Instytutu Medycznego w Warszawie z powodu nowotworów ślinianek przyusznych hospitalizowano i leczono 149 pacjentów. Podstawą do analizy były historie chorób pacjentów, wyniki badań histopatologicznych oraz protokoły zabiegów operacyjnych...
June 30, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540555/plasma-activated-water-antibacterial-activity-and-artifacts
#20
Tung-Po Chen, Junfeng Liang, Tsan-Liang Su
Broad biological activities of "plasma-activated water" (PAW) have drawn great attentions recently. Treatment of water using gas discharge plasma led to acidic solutions with excellent and broad antibacterial activity. Because PAW caused severe membrane damages in bacteria and diffused freely in extracellular matrix, PAW also demonstrated good anti-biofilm activity. However, further studies revealed that trace amounts of metal ions (mainly copper and zinc) in PAW brought by plasma treatment played key roles in bacteria inactivation...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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