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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650174/dissolution-processes-at-step-edges-of-calcite-in-water-investigated-by-high-speed-frequency-modulation-atomic-force-microscopy-and-simulation
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Kazuki Miyata, John Tracey, Keisuke Miyazawa, Ville Anton Haapasilta, Peter Spijker, Yuta Kawagoe, Adam S Foster, Katsuo Tsukamoto, Takeshi Fukuma
The microscopic understanding of the crystal growth and dissolution processes have been greatly advanced by the direct imaging of nanoscale step flows by atomic force microscopy (AFM), optical interferometry and x-ray microscopy. However, one of the most fundamental events that govern their kinetics, namely, atomistic events at the step edges have not been well understood. In this study, we have developed high-speed frequency modulation AFM (FM-AFM) and enabled true atomic-resolution imaging in liquid at ~1 s/frame, which is ~50 times faster than the conventional FM-AFM...
June 26, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649790/safety-of-a-benazepril-and-pimobendan-combination-tablet-in-adult-healthy-dogs
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E A Kuntz, G Strehlau, J M Giraudel, J N King
The objective of the study was to investigate the safety of a combination tablet of benazepril and pimobendan, Fortekor PLUS(®) , in a randomized, blinded, parallel-group design study in healthy adult beagle dogs. The test article, Fortekor PLUS(®) tablets, was administered orally twice daily for 6 months at one, two, and four times the highest recommended dosage of 0.5 mg/kg benazepril hydrochloride/0.25 mg/kg pimobendan (four males and four females per group). An additional control group was sham-dosed...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649407/biofilm-disruption-by-an-air-bubble-reveals-heterogeneous-age-dependent-detachment-patterns-dictated-by-initial-extracellular-matrix-distribution
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Hongchul Jang, Roberto Rusconi, Roman Stocker
Bacteria often adhere to surfaces, where they form communities known as biofilms. Recently, it has been shown that biofilm formation initiates with the microscopically heterogeneous deposition of a skeleton of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) by individual cells crawling on the surface, followed by growth of the biofilm into a surface-covering continuum. Here we report microfluidic experiments with Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms showing that their "hidden" heterogeneity can affect the later dynamics of their disruption...
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647853/are-podocytes-motile
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REVIEW
Nicole Endlich, Florian Siegerist, Karlhans Endlich
Podocytes, the postmitotic and highly branched epithelial cells of the glomerulus, play a pivotal role for the function of the glomerular filtration barrier and the development of chronic kidney disease. It has long been discussed whether podocytes in vivo are motile and can laterally migrate in a coordinated way along the capillaries until they reach the position of naked glomerular basement membrane often found in podocytopathies. Such motility would also be the prerequisite for the replacement of lost podocytes by progenitor cells...
June 24, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647475/advanced-cell-classifier-user-friendly-machine-learning-based-software-for-discovering-phenotypes-in-high-content-imaging-data
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Filippo Piccinini, Tamas Balassa, Abel Szkalisity, Csaba Molnar, Lassi Paavolainen, Kaisa Kujala, Krisztina Buzas, Marie Sarazova, Vilja Pietiainen, Ulrike Kutay, Kevin Smith, Peter Horvath
High-content, imaging-based screens now routinely generate data on a scale that precludes manual verification and interrogation. Software applying machine learning has become an essential tool to automate analysis, but these methods require annotated examples to learn from. Efficiently exploring large datasets to find relevant examples remains a challenging bottleneck. Here, we present Advanced Cell Classifier (ACC), a graphical software package for phenotypic analysis that addresses these difficulties. ACC applies machine-learning and image-analysis methods to high-content data generated by large-scale, cell-based experiments...
June 16, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646696/occurrence-of-the-most-common-helminth-infections-among-children-in-the-eastern-slovak-republic
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Jana Pipiková, Ingrid Papajová, Jindřich Šoltys, Ingrid Schusterová
OBJECTIVES: Ascariasis, trichuriasis and hymenolepiasis occur primarily within poor communities with low hygiene standards. This study examined the occurrence of intestinal helminth infections among children living in two counties (Košice and Prešov) in the Eastern Slovak Republic. STUDY DESIGN: Four hundred and twenty-six children were divided into groups according to ethnicity (non-Roma and Roma), age, sex, urban/rural residency and county of residence. METHODS: Stool samples collected from participants were processed by formalin-ethyl acetate sedimentation and examined microscopically...
June 21, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646176/enhanced-atomic-desorption-of-209-and-210-francium-from-organic-coating
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Steinn Agustsson, Giovanni Bianchi, Roberto Calabrese, Lorenzo Corradi, Antonio Dainelli, Alen Khanbekyan, Carmela Marinelli, Emilio Mariotti, Luca Marmugi, Leonardo Ricci, Leonardo Stiaccini, Luca Tomassetti, Andrea Vanella
Controlled atomic desorption from organic Poly-DiMethylSiloxane coating is demonstrated for improving the loading efficiency of (209,210)Fr magneto-optical traps. A three times increase in the cold atoms population is obtained with contact-less pulsed light-induced desorption, applied to different isotopes, either bosonic or fermionic, of Francium. A six times increase of (210)Fr population is obtained with a desorption mechanism based on direct charge transfer from a triboelectric probe to the adatom-organic coating complex...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645851/nanotubes-connecting-b-lymphocytes-high-impact-of-differentiation-dependent-lipid-composition-on-their-growth-and-mechanics
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Eszter A Tóth, Ádám Oszvald, Mária Péter, Gábor Balogh, Anikó Osteikoetxea-Molnár, Tamás Bozó, Edina Szabó-Meleg, Miklós Nyitrai, Imre Derényi, Miklós Kellermayer, Toshiyuki Yamaji, Kentaro Hanada, László Vígh, János Matkó
Nanotubes (NTs) are thin, long membranous structures forming novel, yet poorly known communication pathways between various cell types. Key mechanisms controlling their growth still remained poorly understood. Since NT-forming capacity of immature and mature B cells was found largely different, we investigated how lipid composition and molecular order of the membrane affect NT-formation. Screening B cell lines with various differentiation stages revealed that NT-growth linearly correlates with membrane ganglioside levels, while it shows maximum as a function of cholesterol level...
June 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645101/co-localization-of-endogenous-arf6-and-its-activator-efa6d-in-the-granular-convoluted-tubule-cells-of-mouse-submandibular-glands-under-normal-conditions-and-when-stimulated-by-isoproterenol-noradrenaline-and-carbachol
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Apussara Tachow, Wipawee Thoungseabyoun, Laorrat Phuapittayalert, Kanoktip Petcharat, Hiroyuki Sakagami, Hisatake Kondo, Wiphawi Hipkaeo
OBJECTIVE: This study proposed to investigate the localization at light and electron microscopic levels of Arf6 and its activator EFA6D in the mouse submandibular gland (SMG) under normal conditions and when stimulated by adrenergic or cholinergic agonists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SMGs of male adult mice were utilized for immunoblotting and immuno-light and -electron microscopic analyses. Isoproterenol and noradrenalin were used as adrenergics, while carbachol was used for the cholinergic stimulant...
June 13, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645036/influence-of-surface-states-on-blinking-characteristics-of-single-colloidal-cdse-cds-zns-core-multishell-quantum-dot
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Hao Xu, Hjalmar Brismar, Ying Fu
We carefully characterized the fluorescence blinking of single colloidal CdSe-CdS/ZnS core-multishell quantum dots (QDs) with different surface modifications, including octadecylamine (ODA) coated QDs dispersed in chloroform, aqueous 3-mercaptopropionic acids (3MPA) coated QDs in HEPES solution treated by Ca(2+) ions and ethylene glycol tetraacetic acid (EGTA, Ca(2+) chelator), and aqueous 3MPA-QDs treated by glycerol. It was found that the on- and off-state probability density distributions displayed different rules...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644642/probing-electron-phonon-interaction-through-two-photon-interference-in-resonantly-driven-semiconductor-quantum-dots
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Antoine Reigue, Jake Iles-Smith, Fabian Lux, Léonard Monniello, Mathieu Bernard, Florent Margaillan, Aristide Lemaitre, Anthony Martinez, Dara P S McCutcheon, Jesper Mørk, Richard Hostein, Valia Voliotis
We investigate the temperature dependence of photon coherence properties through two-photon interference (TPI) measurements from a single quantum dot (QD) under resonant excitation. We show that the loss of indistinguishability is related only to the electron-phonon coupling and is not affected by spectral diffusion. Through these measurements and a complementary microscopic theory, we identify two independent separate decoherence processes, both of which are associated with phonons. Below 10 K, we find that the relaxation of the vibrational lattice is the dominant contribution to the loss of TPI visibility...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644641/emergent-weyl-fermion-excitations-in-tap-explored-by-181-ta-quadrupole-resonance
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H Yasuoka, T Kubo, Y Kishimoto, D Kasinathan, M Schmidt, B Yan, Y Zhang, H Tou, C Felser, A P Mackenzie, M Baenitz
The ^{181}Ta quadrupole resonance [nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR)] technique is utilized to investigate the microscopic magnetic properties of the Weyl semimetal TaP. We find three zero-field NQR signals associated with the transition between the quadrupole split levels for Ta with I=7/2 nuclear spin. A quadrupole coupling constant, ν_{Q}=19.250  MHz, and an asymmetric parameter of the electric field gradient, η=0.423, are extracted, in good agreement with band structure calculations. In order to examine the magnetic excitations, the temperature dependence of the spin-lattice relaxation rate (1/T_{1}T) is measured for the f_{2} line (±5/2↔±3/2 transition)...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643107/-microscopic-hematuria-reasonable-and-risk-adapted-diagnostic-evaluation
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REVIEW
N Löbig, F Wezel, T Martini, B Schröppel, C Bolenz
BACKGROUND: Microscopic hematuria that is not explained by an obvious underlying condition is a frequent and often an incidental finding that commonly triggers urological or nephrological evaluation. Potential underlying conditions range from benign to severe malignant diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A nonsystematic literature search was performed, focusing on potential urological and nephrological causes of hematuria. National and international guidelines were considered and diagnostic as well as follow-up strategies are discussed...
June 22, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642485/sphingosine-1-phosphate-treatment-can-ameliorate-microvascular-leakage-caused-by-combined-alcohol-intoxication-and-hemorrhagic-shock
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Travis M Doggett, Natascha G Alves, Sarah Y Yuan, Jerome W Breslin
Fluid resuscitation following hemorrhagic shock is often problematic, with development of prolonged hypotension and edema. In addition, many trauma patients are also intoxicated, which generally worsens outcomes. We directly investigated how alcohol intoxication impacts hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation-induced microvascular leakage using a rat model with intravital microscopic imaging. We also tested the hypothesis that an endothelial barrier-protective bioactive lipid, sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), could ameliorate the microvascular leakage following alcohol intoxication plus hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641988/wavy-multistratified-amacrine-cells-in-the-monkey-retina-contain-immunoreactive-secretoneurin
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Andrea S Bordt, Ye Long, Nobuo Kouyama, Elizabeth S Yamada, Jens Hannibal, David W Marshak
The goals of this study were to describe the morphology, neurotransmitter content and synaptic connections of neurons in primate retinas that contain the neuropeptide secretoneurin. Amacrine cells were labeled with antibodies to secretoneurin in macaque and baboon retinas. Their processes formed three distinct plexuses in the inner plexiform layer: one in the outermost stratum, one in the center and one in the innermost stratum. In light microscopic double immunolabeling experiments, GABA was colocalized with secretoneurin in these cells, but glycine transporter 1 and Substance P were not...
June 19, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641034/imaging-of-proximal-lacrimal-system-with-time-domain-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-in-asian-indian-population
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Swati Singh, Arnav Ghosh, Suryasnata Rath
This article reports proximal lacrimal system parameters using Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (ASOCT-Visante) in an apparently normal Asian Indian population with assessment of any correlation between tear meniscus height and punctal diameter. This was a prospectively designed observational study that included healthy adults, who volunteered for optical coherence tomography imaging (OCT) of their proximal lacrimal system. Time domain ASOCT (Visante) images of the punctum and proximal canaliculus were captured using the high resolution corneal scan protocol...
June 22, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640786/a-standardized-approach-for-transfusion-medicine-support-in-patients-with-morbidly-adherent-placenta
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Anil K Panigrahi, Amanda Yeaton-Massey, Sara Bakhtary, Jennifer Andrews, Deirdre J Lyell, Alexander J Butwick, Lawrence Tim Goodnough
BACKGROUND: The incidence of placenta accreta (PA) has increased from 0.8 to 3.0 in 1000 pregnancies, driven by increased rates of cesarean deliveries (32.2% in 2014) of births in the United States. The average blood loss for a delivery complicated by PA ranges from 2000 to 5000 mL, frequently requiring substantial transfusion medicine support. We report our own institutional multidisciplinary approach for managing such patients, along with transfusion medicine outcomes, in this setting over a 5-year period...
June 20, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639520/polyomavirus-associated-prostatitis-in-wistar-han-rats-following-immunosuppression-in-a-chronic-toxicity-study
#18
Katherine Masek-Hammerman, Thomas P Brown, Walter F Bobrowski, Lindsay Tomlinson, Marie Debrue, Laurence Whiteley, Zaher Radi
Chronic prostatitis characterized on light microscopic examination by moderate, multifocal, predominantly lymphocytic inflammation associated with epithelial atypia and intranuclear and cytoplasmic inclusion-like material was identified in the prostate gland of 2 Wistar Han rats administered an immunomodulatory test article in a 6-month chronic toxicity study. Transmission electron microscopy of the prostate glands identified 45-nm, nonenveloped, icosahedral virions arranged in paracrystalline array within the cell nuclei in 1 of the 2 rats...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638053/hard-x-rays-as-pump-and-probe-of-atomic-motion-in-oxide-glasses
#19
B Ruta, F Zontone, Y Chushkin, G Baldi, G Pintori, G Monaco, B Rufflé, W Kob
Nowadays powerful X-ray sources like synchrotrons and free-electron lasers are considered as ultimate tools for probing microscopic properties in materials. However, the correct interpretation of such experiments requires a good understanding on how the beam affects the properties of the sample, knowledge that is currently lacking for intense X-rays. Here we use X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy to probe static and dynamic properties of oxide and metallic glasses. We find that although the structure does not depend on the flux, strong fluxes do induce a non-trivial microscopic motion in oxide glasses, whereas no such dependence is found for metallic glasses...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637390/isolation-structural-elucidation-and-antiplasmodial-activity-of-fucosterol-compound-from-brown-seaweed-sargassum%C3%A2-linearifolium-against-malarial-parasite-plasmodium-falciparum
#20
Pachiappan Perumal, Rajamani Sowmiya, Sundaram Prasanna Kumar, Sundaram Ravikumar, Paramasivam Deepak, Govindasamy Balasubramani
The brown seaweed, Sargassum linearifolium (Turner) C. Agardh, 1820 is commonly available along the south-east coast of India. Its compound fucosterol was isolated and confirmed through spectral characterisation and chemical transformation methods. The antiplasmodial effect of the isolated fucosterol was investigated against the 3D7 chloroquine sensitive Plasmodium falciparum strain, parasitaemia percentage was determined at 48 h and morphological change was studied through microscopic examination after Giemsa staining...
June 21, 2017: Natural Product Research
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