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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779219/immunohistochemical-and-molecular-analysis-of-spitzoid-neoplasms-with-pulverocyte-subclones
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S M Amin, A M Haugh, J A Bubley, A E Verzì, E A Merkel, C Y Lee, V L Quan, E M Garfield, L M Sholl, B Zhang, P Gerami
BACKGROUND: Clonal naevi are characterized by a focal proliferation of pigmented melanocytes in an otherwise banal naevus. These subclones are often composed of aggregates of larger, epithelioid melanocytes with nuclear atypia and dusty-grey cytoplasmic pigmentation, which are referred to as 'pulverocytes', and this finding may lead to a misdiagnosis of malignant melanoma (MM). AIM: To characterize the significance of subclones of dusty-grey pigmented epithelioid melanocytes within spitzoid neoplasms...
May 20, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779068/new-insights-into-the-inflamed-tumor-immune-microenvironment-of-gastric-cancer-with-lymphoid-stroma-from-morphology-and-digital-analysis-to-gene-expression
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Irene Gullo, Patrícia Oliveira, Maria Athelogou, Gilza Gonçalves, Marta L Pinto, Joana Carvalho, Ana Valente, Hugo Pinheiro, Sara Andrade, Gabriela M Almeida, Ralf Huss, Kakoli Das, Patrick Tan, José C Machado, Carla Oliveira, Fátima Carneiro
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer with lymphoid stroma (GCLS) is characterized by prominent stromal infiltration of T-lymphocytes. The aim of this study was to investigate GCLS biology through analysis of clinicopathological features, EBV infection, microsatellite instability (MSI), immune gene-expression profiling and PD-L1 status in neoplastic cells and tumor immune microenvironment. METHODS: Twenty-four GCLSs were analyzed by RNA in situ hybridization for EBV (EBER), PCR/fragment analysis for MSI, immunohistochemistry (PD-L1, cytokeratin, CD3, CD8), co-immunofluorescence (CK/PD-L1, CD68/PD-L1), NanoString gene-expression assay for immune-related genes and PD-L1 copy number alterations...
May 19, 2018: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778802/controlling-the-selectivity-to-chemicals-from-catalytic-depolymerization-of-kraft-lignin-with-in-situ-h-2
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Ligang Luo, Jing Yang, Guodong Yao, Fangming Jin
Catalytic depolymerization of kraft lignin was successfully carried out in isopropanol/water mixture system over Rh/La2 O3 /CeO2 -ZrO2 catalyst at 373 °C for 2 h with Fe as reductant. The selectivity of in-situ H2 was increasing from 67 wt% to 98 wt% by changing the proportion of isopropanol and water with metal Fe. A one-to-one correspondence was established between liquid products distribution and H2 . It was an efficient method for predicting the composition of the liquid oil by H2 selectivity detection or converting kraft lignin to desirable liquid products optionally, which administered to reduce the dependence on the specific catalysts...
March 15, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778686/methane-correction-factors-for-estimating-emissions-from-aerobic-wastewater-treatment-facilities-based-on-field-data-in-mexico-and-on-literature-review
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A Noyola, M G Paredes, L P Güereca, L T Molina, M Zavala
Wastewater treatment (WWT) may be an important source of methane (CH4 ), a greenhouse gas with significant global warming potential. Sources of CH4 emissions from WWT facilities can be found in the water and in the sludge process lines. Among the methodologies for estimating CH4 emissions inventories from WWT, the more adopted are the guidelines of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which recommends default emission factors (Tier 1) depending on WWT systems. Recent published results show that well managed treatment facilities may emit CH4 , due to dissolved CH4 in the influent wastewater; in addition, biological nutrient removal also will produce this gas in the anaerobic (or anoxic) steps...
May 17, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778681/portable-x-ray-fluorescence-for-the-detection-of-pop-bfrs-in-waste-plastics
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Martin Sharkey, Mohamed Abou-Elwafa Abdallah, Daniel S Drage, Stuart Harrad, Harald Berresheim
The purpose of this study was to establish the efficacy of portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) instrumentation as a screening tool for a variety of end of life plastics which may contain excess amounts of brominated flame retardants (BFRs), in compliance with European Union (EU) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) legislative limits (low POP concentration limits - LPCLs). 555 samples of waste plastics were collected from eight waste and recycling sites in Ireland, including waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), textiles, polyurethane foams (PUFs), and expanded polystyrene foams...
May 17, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778631/staphylococcus-aureus-bloodstream-infection-in-patients-with-ventricular-assist-devices-management-and-outcome-in-a-prospective-bicenter-cohort
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Insa Joost, Wolfgang Bothe, Christine Pausch, Achim Kaasch, Berit Lange, Gabriele Peyerl-Hoffmann, Greta Flüh, Matthias Müller, Christian Schneider, Harald Seifert, Winfried V Kern, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Siegbert Rieg
OBJECTIVES: Ventricular assist devices (VAD) are increasingly implanted in patients with terminal heart failure. Here we describe the clinical course, management and outcome of VAD patients with S. aureus bloodstream infection (SAB). METHODS: We conducted a post hoc analysis of data from 1073 patients who had been prospectively enrolled in two consecutive SAB bicenter cohort studies. Patients with VAD in situ at the onset of SAB were identified. Follow-up of patients was at least 90 days...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778539/expressional-and-functional-comparisons-of-two-general-odorant-binding-proteins-in-agrotis-ipsilon
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Guang-Zhen Huang, Jing-Tao Liu, Jing-Jiang Zhou, Qian Wang, Jian-Zhen Dong, Yong-Jun Zhang, Xian-Chun Li, Jing Li, Shao-Hua Gu
Insect general odorant binding proteins (GOBPs) have been long thought to bind and transport host plant volatiles to the olfactory receptors on the dendrite membrane of the olfactory neurons. Recent studies indicate that they can also bind female sex pheromones. In present study, two GOBP genes, AipsGOBP1 and AipsGOBP2 were cloned from the adult antennae of Agrotis ipsilon. Tissue expression profiles indicated that both of them are antennae-specific and more abundant in the female antennae than in the male antennae...
May 17, 2018: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778392/ultrasound-guided-follicle-aspiration-at-time-of-laparotomy-in-a-patient-with-mayer-rokitansky-k%C3%A3-ster-hauser-syndrome
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Ashley M Eskew, Darcy E Broughton, Maureen B Schulte, Kenan R Omurtag, Randall R Odem
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a unique case of direct ultrasound-guided follicle aspiration at time of a laparotomy in a patient with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome. DESIGN: Video presentation. SETTING: Academic fertility center PATIENT(S): A 32-year-old gravida 0 with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome and bilateral ovarian masses presented as a fertility preservation consult from gynecologic oncology due to the possibility of bilateral oophorectomy...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778314/trends-in-high-grade-cervical-cancer-precursors-in-the-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-era
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Fredrick Oakley, Mohamed M Desouki, Manideepthi Pemmaraju, Julia M Gargano, Lauri E Markowitz, Martin Steinau, Elizabeth R Unger, Yuwei Zhu, Oluwole Fadare, Marie R Griffin
INTRODUCTION: The 2006 introduction of human papillomavirus vaccine targeted against genotypes 6, 11, 16, and 18 should result in decreased cervical dysplasia in vaccinated women. However, new cervical cancer guidelines to increase screening intervals complicate interpretation of trends. The hypothesis is that cervical dysplasia would decrease only in young vaccine-eligible women, and not older women. METHODS: The authors identified Davidson County, Tennessee, women aged 18-39 years with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 2 or greater and adenocarcinoma in situ, denoted as CIN2+, through pathology reports from laboratories serving this population...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778229/a-novel-portable-filtration-system-for-sampling-and-concentration-of-microorganisms-demonstration-on-marine-microalgae-with-subsequent-quantification-using-ic-nasba
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Christos-Moritz Loukas, Matthew C Mowlem, Maria-Nefeli Tsaloglou, Nicolas G Green
This paper presents a novel portable sample filtration/concentration system, designed for use on samples of microorganisms with very low cell concentrations and large volumes, such as water-borne parasites, pathogens associated with faecal matter, or toxic phytoplankton. The example application used for demonstration was the in-field collection and concentration of microalgae from seawater samples. This type of organism is responsible for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), an example of which is commonly referred to as "red tides", which are typically the result of rapid proliferation and high biomass accumulation of harmful microalgal species in the water column or at the sea surface...
May 2018: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778227/what-are-the-main-environmental-factors-driving-the-development-of-the-neurotoxic-dinoflagellate-vulcanodinium-rugosum-in-a-mediterranean-ecosystem-ingril-lagoon-france
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Eric Abadie, Claude Chiantella, Anaïs Crottier, Lesley Rhodes, Estelle Masseret, Tom Berteaux, Mohamed Laabir
Vulcanodinium rugosum, a dinoflagellate developing in Ingril Lagoon (Mediterranean, France) is responsible for shellfish intoxications due to the neurotoxin pinnatoxin G. A one year survey (March 2012-April 2013) was conducted in this oligotrophic shallow lagoon and key environmental parameters were recorded (temperature, salinity and nutrients). The spatio-temporal distribution of V. rugosum in water column and on macrophytes was also determined. Planktonic cells of V. rugosum were observed at all sampling stations, but in relatively low concentrations (maximum of 1000 cell/L)...
May 2018: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778024/simultaneous-glucose-production-from-cellulose-and-fouling-reduction-using-a-magnetic-responsive-membrane-reactor-with-superparamagnetic-nanoparticles-carrying-cellulolytic-enzymes
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Abaynesh Yihdego Gebreyohannes, Madhav Dharmjeet, Tom Swusten, Matthias Mertens, Joran Verspreet, Thierry Verbiest, Christophe M Courtin, Ivo F J Vankelecom
This work aimed at investigating simultaneous hydrolysis of cellulose and in-situ foulant degradation in a cellulose fed superparamagnetic biocatalytic membrane reactor (BMRSP ). In this reactor, a dynamic layer of superparamagnetic bionanocomposites with immobilized cellulolytic enzymes were reversibly immobilized on superparamagnetic polymeric membrane using an external magnetic field. The formation of a dynamic layer of bionanocomposites on the membrane helped to prevent direct membrane-foulant interaction...
May 2, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777805/design-of-carboxymethyl-chitosan-based-heparin-mimicking-cross-linked-beads-for-safe-and-efficient-blood-purification
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Yilin Wang, Xuelian Huang, Chao He, YuPei Li, Weifeng Zhao, Changsheng Zhao
Safe and efficient carboxymethyl chitosan (CMC)-based heparin-mimicking cross-linked beads (CMC/PAMPS) as adsorbents for the clearance of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-c) in blood purification were prepared through hydrogen bonding interactions followed with in situ cross-linking with 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonicacid (AMPS). Fourier transform infrared spectra (FTIR), two-dimensional correlation FTIR spectroscopy (2D IR), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) demonstrated the successful synthesis of CMC/PAMPS beads...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777786/photoselective-vaporisation-of-the-bladder-for-the-management-of-radiation-cystitis-technique-and-initial-outcomes
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Claire Pascoe, Daniel Christidis, Todd Manning, Benjamin W Lamb, Declan G Murphy, Nathan Lawrentschuk
Objective To describe our technique utilising photoselective vaporisation of the bladder (PVB) for the management of haemorrhagic cystitis and initial results of 12 patients. Materials and Method An audit of theatre records of a single surgeon was performed to identify patients who had undergone PVB for management of radiation-cystitis. TECHNIQUE: Rigid cystoscopy was performed. Ureteric catheters were placed and active bleeding sites targeted to optimise vision. Ablation was commenced using the vaporize function...
May 16, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777742/a-functional-glycoproteomics-approach-identifies-cd13-as-a-novel-e-selectin-ligand-in-breast-cancer
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M A Carrascal, M Silva, J A Ferreira, R Azevedo, D Ferreira, A M N Silva, D Ligeiro, L L Santos, R Sackstein, P A Videira
BACKGROUND: The glycan moieties sialyl-Lewis-X and/or -A (sLeX/A ) are the primary ligands for E-selectin, regulating subsequent tumor cell extravasation into distant organs. However, the nature of the glycoprotein scaffolds displaying these glycans in breast cancer remains unclear and constitutes the focus of the present investigation. METHODS: We isolated glycoproteins that bind E-selectin from the CF1_T breast cancer cell line, derived from a patient with ductal carcinoma...
May 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777669/repair-of-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-mycotic-aneurysms-and-infected-aortic-grafts-using-allograft
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Joel S Corvera, David Blitzer, Hannah Copeland, Daniel Murphy, Philip J Hess, Saila T Pillai, John W Fehrenbacher
BACKGROUND: Mycotic aneurysm of the thoracic or thoracoabdominal aorta and infection of thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic grafts are challenging problems with high mortality. In-situ reconstruction with cryopreserved allograft(CPA) avoids placement of prosthetic material in an infected field and avoids suppressive antibiotics or autologous tissue coverage. METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients with infection of a thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic graft or mycotic aneurysm underwent resection and replacement with CPA from 2006 to 2016...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777630/microrna-493-is-a-prognostic-factor-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Ling Yao, Yirong Liu, Zhigang Cao, Junjing Li, Yanni Huang, Xin Hu, Zhiming Shao
Breast cancer is one of the most common malignant diseases in women, in which triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) exhibits higher aggressiveness and recurrence rates, while there are no effective targets or tailored treatments for patients with this subtype. Thus, finding effective prognostic markers for TNBC might help clinicians in their ability to care for their patients. We used tissue microarrays (TMAs) to detect miR-493 expression in breast cancer samples. A miRCURY LNATM detection probe specific for miR-493 was used in in situ hybridization assays...
May 19, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777596/morphological-analysis-of-pore-size-and-connectivity-in-a-thick-mixed-culture-biofilm
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Alex F Rosenthal, James S Griffin, Michael Wagner, Aaron I Packman, Oluwaseyi Balogun, George F Wells
Morphological parameters are commonly used to predict transport and metabolic kinetics in biofilms. Yet, quantification of biofilm morphology remains challenging due to imaging technology limitations and lack of robust analytical approaches. We present a novel set of imaging and image analysis techniques to estimate internal porosity, pore size distributions, and pore network connectivity to a depth of 1 mm at a resolution of 10 µm in a biofilm exhibiting both heterotrophic and nitrifying activity. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans revealed an extensive pore network with diameters as large as 110 µm directly connected to the biofilm surface and surrounding fluid...
May 19, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777178/high-electromechanical-strain-and-enhanced-temperature-characteristics-in-lead-free-na-bi-tio-3-batio-3-thin-films-on-si-substrates
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Yoshiaki Tanaka, Shoji Okamoto, Kazuya Hashimoto, Ryoichi Takayama, Takakiyo Harigai, Hideaki Adachi, Eiji Fujii
Here, we demonstrate the high electromechanical strain and enhanced temperature characteristics in the c-axis-oriented lead-free (Na,Bi)TiO3 -BaTiO3 (NBT-BT) polycrystalline thin film prepared on Si substrates by rf magnetron sputtering. The effective transverse piezoelectric coefficient, e31 * , estimated from the electromechanical strain measured under high electric field, reaches a high level of -12.5 C/m2 , and is comparable to those of conventional Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 films. In-situ X-ray diffraction measurement and electron diffraction analysis revealed the electromechanical strain of the NBT-BT film to originate predominantly in elongation of the tetragonal (P4bm) crystal lattice in the c-axis direction...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776956/integrin-%C3%AE-3-inhibition-enhances-the-antitumor-activity-of-alk-inhibitor-in-alk-rearranged-nsclc
#20
Ka-Won Noh, Insuk Sohn, Ji-Young Song, Hyun-Tae Shin, Yu Jin Kim, Kyungsoo Jung, Minjung Sung, Mingi Kim, Sungbin An, Joungho Han, Se-Hoon Lee, Mi-Sook Lee, Yoon-La Choi
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive cancers are sensitive to small molecule ALK kinase inhibitors, but most cases experience failure following treatment. Hence, additional drug targets and combination therapeutic treatments are needed. We investigated gene expression that is regulated by the expression of ALK and explored its roles in cancer progression and therapeutic implication. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We screened ALK-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases using immunohistochemistry and fluorescence in situ hybridization, and then conducted multiplex gene expression analysis...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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