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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813744/alkaptonuria-a-case-report-with-diagnostic-challenge
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Vasantha L Gali, Amy M Kerkvliet, Jacob M Kusmak, Jana K Elwood
Alkaptonuria is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by deficiency of homogentisic acid (HGA) oxidase, the only enzyme capable of catabolizing HGA. Deficiency of this enzyme leads to excess HGA which deposits in the connective tissue. We present a case of a 64-year-old woman who was referred to the dermatology clinic for a full body mole check and skin cancer screening. Clinically she had blue/gray pigmentation of the external ear and sclera. Also she had a domed papule on the left cheek with punctate gray pigmentation which was biopsied...
August 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812290/a-preliminary-report-of-cerebral-white-matter-microstructural-changes-associated-with-adolescent-sports-concussion-acutely-and-subacutely-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Trevor Wu, Tricia L Merkley, Elisabeth A Wilde, Amanda Barnes, Xiaoqi Li, Zili David Chu, Stephen R McCauley, Jill V Hunter, Harvey S Levin
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has demonstrated its utility in detecting microscopic post-concussion cerebral white matter structural changes, which are not routinely evident on conventional neuroimaging modalities. In this study, we compared 10 adolescents with sports concussion (SC) to 12 orthopedically-injured (OI) individuals within 96 h and three months post injury to 12 typically-developing (TD) participants using DTI and volumetric analyses. In terms of volume, no group differences were noted between SC, OI and TD groups at both 96 h and three months post concussion...
August 15, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812227/effects-of-fluoride-on-surface-structure-of-primary-culture-leydig-cells-in-mouse
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Jian Li, Yan Shi, Hua Fan, Yanyan Li, Yuchen Zhu, Xijun Lin, Jianhai Zhang
Fluoride (F) is known to induce reproduction toxicity, and the elucidation of its underlying mechanisms is an ongoing research. These findings aim to provide deeper insights into roles of soduim fluoride (NaF) in testis damage, which could contribute to a better understanding of fluoride-induced male reproductive toxicity. The Leydig cells were administrated by 0, 5, 10, and 20 mg/L NaF for 24 h, respectively. Scanning electron microscope was used to identify the change of surface structure in the Leydig cells...
August 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812128/protective-effect-of-cigarette-smoke-on-the-course-of-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis-is-accompanied-by-lymphocyte-subpopulation-changes-in-the-blood-and-colon
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Jaroslaw Daniluk, Urszula Daniluk, Joanna Reszec, Malgorzata Rusak, Milena Dabrowska, Andrzej Dabrowski
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoke (CS) exerts protective effect against ulcerative colitis. The mechanism of this phenomenon remains unknown. One of the possible explanation by which CS exerts its anti-inflammatory action is modulation of immune system. Therefore, the aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of CS on the course of inflammation and subpopulations of lymphocytes in the blood and colon in mice with dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis. METHODS: C57BL6/cmdb mice were exposed to CS for 4 weeks...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811758/pathological-interrelations-of-soil-borne-diseases-in-cucurbits-caused-by-fusarium-species-and-meloidogyne-incognita
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Yunhee Seo, Young Ho Kim
Pathological interrelations of two soil-borne diseases in cucurbits (watermelon, oriental melon, shintosa and cucumber) caused by Fusarium isolates (FI) and the root-knot nematode (RKN), Meloidogyne incognita were characterized by the fusarium disease severity index (DI), RKN gall index (GI) and eggmass index (EI) in inoculation tests using FI and RKN. Virulence of FI as determined by DI at 4 weeks after inoculation was mostly in the higher order of Fusarium proliferatum F6, F5 and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp...
August 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811526/observation-of-the-unexpected-morphology-of-graphene-wrinkle-on-copper-substrate
#6
Wen Wang, Shudu Yang, Ashu Wang
Graphene, a two-dimensional material, has a wide range of unique properties and could be used in the development of varieties of mechanic, electronic and photonic devices, therefore methods to synthesis large-area high-quality graphene films are urgently required. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) has been of particular interest recently due to its simplicity and low cost. However, because of the mismatch of thermal expansion coefficients, high densities of wrinkles are commonly observed. Despite their prevalence and potential impact on large-scale graphene properties, relatively little is known about their structural morphology and formation mechanism...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811468/inferring-structural-connectivity-using-ising-couplings-in-models-of-neuronal-networks
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Balasundaram Kadirvelu, Yoshikatsu Hayashi, Slawomir J Nasuto
Functional connectivity metrics have been widely used to infer the underlying structural connectivity in neuronal networks. Maximum entropy based Ising models have been suggested to discount the effect of indirect interactions and give good results in inferring the true anatomical connections. However, no benchmarking is currently available to assess the performance of Ising couplings against other functional connectivity metrics in the microscopic scale of neuronal networks through a wide set of network conditions and network structures...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811368/fluctuation-spectra-and-force-generation-in-nonequilibrium-systems
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Alpha A Lee, Dominic Vella, John S Wettlaufer
Many biological systems are appropriately viewed as passive inclusions immersed in an active bath: from proteins on active membranes to microscopic swimmers confined by boundaries. The nonequilibrium forces exerted by the active bath on the inclusions or boundaries often regulate function, and such forces may also be exploited in artificial active materials. Nonetheless, the general phenomenology of these active forces remains elusive. We show that the fluctuation spectrum of the active medium, the partitioning of energy as a function of wavenumber, controls the phenomenology of force generation...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810791/a-general-rotating-hard-sphere-model-applied-to-the-transport-properties-of-a-low-density-gas
#9
Michael Meanwell, Mark Thachuk
A general, spherical, rigid model is introduced for describing rotating and translating particles. The model contains a parameter, which we label γ, that smoothly interpolates between the smooth hard sphere (γ = 0) and rough hard sphere (γ = 1) limits. Analytic expressions for transport coefficients are determined for the general model in the low density limit and compared with those for the smooth and rough hard sphere cases. While the diffusion constant decreases monotonically on moving from the smooth to the rough sphere limits, both the viscosity and thermal conductivity first decrease and then increase, thereby producing a minimum between the two limits...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810314/-clinical-and-pathological-characteristics-of-erdheim-chester-disease-involving-the-lungs
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T Lu, S Wang, H Huang, T Wang, M Wang, D R Zhong, R E Feng
Objective: To explore the clinical manifestations, pathological features, differential diagnosis and gene mutation status in patients with pulmonary involvement of Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD). Methods: The clinical data of 4 cases of Erdheim-Chester disease admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from October 2014 to August 2016 were examined for imaging, microscopic and immunohistochemitry findings, and BRAFV600E mutation. The related literatures were reviewed. Results: Among the 4 cases, there were 3 males and 1 female, aging from 7 to 47 years, and the average age was 34...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809533/in-situ-atomic-force-microscopic-studies-of-single-tin-nanoparticle-sodiation-and-desodiation-in-liquid-electrolyte
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Mo Han, Chenbo Zhu, Qing Zhao, Chengcheng Chen, Zhanliang Tao, Wei Xie, Fangyi Cheng, Jun Chen
Probing electrodes at a nanometer scale is challenging but desirable to reveal the structural evolution of materials in electrochemical reactions. Herein, we present an atomic force microscopic method for an in situ analysis of a single Sn nanoparticle during sodiation and desodiation, which is conducted in an aprotic liquid electrolyte akin to a real electrochemical environment of the Na-ion cells. The morphological evolution of different-sized single Sn nanoparticle is visualized during the charge/discharge cycles by using a homemade planar electrode...
August 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808634/white-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-mixed-with-calcium-chloride-dihydrate-chemical-analysis-and-biological-properties
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Hany Mohamed Aly Ahmed, Norhayati Luddin, Thirumulu Ponnuraj Kannan, Khairani Idah Mokhtar, Azlina Ahmad
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the chemical and biological properties of fast-set white mineral trioxide aggregate (FS WMTA), which was WMTA combined with calcium chloride dihydrate (CaCl2·2H2O), compared to that of WMTA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Surface morphology, elemental, and phase analysis were examined using scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDX), and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. The cytotoxicity and cell attachment properties were evaluated on human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (HPLFs) using methyl-thiazol-diphenyltetrazolium (MTT) assay and under SEM after 24 and 72 hours, respectively...
August 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808504/goblet-cell-carcinoid-of-the-appendix-and-mixed-adenoneuroendocrine-carcinoma-report-of-three-cases
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Hatice Karaman, Fatma Şenel, Mustafa Güreli, Turan Ekinci, Ömer Topuz
Neuroendocrine neoplasms are the most common epithelial tumors among appendix tumors. Appendix tumors that are completely or partially composed of neuroendocrine cells are divided into two categories: Classic carcinoid tumors and goblet cell carcinoid tumors (GCCT). They are known to progress more aggressively than classic (neuro) endocrine tumors. In this study, three cases with acute appendicitis symptoms are presented, including their clinical and histopathological findings. Microscopic examination detected GCCT in two cases and mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma in one case, in addition to acute appendicitis...
July 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808411/preoperative-factors-associated-with-infiltrative-histologic-growth-patterns-in-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Jong Woong Park, Han-Soo Kim, Cheol Lee, Hye Jin Yoo, Ji Yeon Yun, Ilkyu Han
Soft tissue sarcoma (STS) with an infiltrative histologic growth pattern, when compared to STS with an expansile pattern, may pose difficulties in local control. Preoperative assessment of the presence of infiltrative histologic growth pattern would be helpful in deciding treatment strategies. A review of 144 patients who underwent surgery for extremity STS was performed. Microscopically, the histologic growth pattern was defined as infiltrative if the penetration of the tumor cells into the surrounding tissue was observed...
2017: Sarcoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808388/caesalpinia-crista-linn-induces-protection-against-dna-and-membrane-damage
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R Sunil Kumar, Ramesh Balenahalli Narasingappa, Chandrashekhar G Joshi, Talakatta K Girish, Ananda Danagoudar
BACKGROUND: Caesalpinia crista is a medicinal herb used to cure various ailments in subtropical and tropical regions of Southeast Asia. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this evaluation of C. crista against free radical induced DNA and erythrocyte damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The profiles of polyphenol and flavonoid were quantified through reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. Free radical induced DNA and membrane damage were performed using H2O2 as oxidative agent...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808240/micro-epidemiology-and-spatial-heterogeneity-of-p-vivax-parasitaemia-in-riverine-communities-of-the-peruvian-amazon-a-multilevel-analysis
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Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar, Dionicia Gamboa, Marcia C Castro, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Hugo Rodriguez, Juan Contreras-Mancilla, Freddy Alava, Niko Speybroeck, Andres G Lescano, Joseph M Vinetz, Angel Rosas-Aguirre, Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas
Malaria has steadily increased in the Peruvian Amazon over the last five years. This study aimed to determine the parasite prevalence and micro-geographical heterogeneity of Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia in communities of the Peruvian Amazon. Four cross-sectional active case detection surveys were conducted between May and July 2015 in four riverine communities in Mazan district. Analysis of 2785 samples of 820 individuals nested within 154 households for Plasmodium parasitaemia was carried out using light microscopy and qPCR...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805487/state-of-the-art-nanopathological-diagnostics
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Luca Roncati, Giuseppe Barbolini
The nanopathological diagnostics (ND) is an ultra-specialized branch of pathological anatomy aimed to identify the nanoparticles of metallic, semimetallic, or nonmetallic elements in the inorganic particulate matter present inside pathological tissues, even on the nanometer scale. ND exploits an environmental scanning electron microscope, connected to an X-ray microprobe mounted on an energy-dispersive spectrometer. The searching of nanoparticles can be performed on paraffin-embedded material, omitting emissions of black overlay and plating procedures...
August 14, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804760/autopsy-case-of-the-c12orf65-mutation-in-a-patient-with-signs-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Hideaki Nishihara, Masatoshi Omoto, Masaki Takao, Yujiro Higuchi, Michiaki Koga, Motoharu Kawai, Hiroo Kawano, Eiji Ikeda, Hiroshi Takashima, Takashi Kanda
OBJECTIVE: To describe the autopsy case of a patient with a homozygous 2-base deletion, c171_172delGA (p.N58fs), in the C12orf65 gene. METHODS: We described the clinical history, neuroimaging data, neuropathology, and genetic analysis of the patients with C12orf65 mutations. RESULTS: The patient was a Japanese woman with a history of delayed psychomotor development, primary amenorrhea, and gait disturbance in her 20s. She was hospitalized because of respiratory failure at the age of 60...
August 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804540/restoration-of-bone-defects-using-modified-heterogeneous-deproteinized-bone-seeded-with-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Jun Li, Zeyu Huang, Liyan Chen, Xin Tang, Yue Fang, Lei Liu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of modified heterogeneous deproteinized bone combined with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in the restoration of a validated bone defect model. BMSCs were identified by flow cytometry and multilineage differentiation assay. The structural features of the modified heterogeneous deproteinized bone scaffold and biocompatibility between BMSCs and the scaffold were confirmed by scanning electron microscope (SEM) detection. The cytotoxicity of the modified heterogeneous deproteinized bone scaffolds were detected by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenytetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804538/exendin-4-assisted-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-protects-renal-function-against-co-existing-acute-kidney-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-severe-sepsis-syndrome-in-rat
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Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Chih-Chao Yang, Yen-Ta Chen, Kuan-Hung Chen, Chih-Hung Chen, Pei-Lin Shao, Yung-Lung Chen, Sarah Chua, Han-Tan Chai, Yi-Ling Chen, Tien-Hung Huang, Hon-Kan Yip, Mel S Lee
This study tested the hypothesis that combined therapy with exendin-4 (Ex4) and autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) was superior to either alone for protecting renal function against acute kidney ischemia-reperfusion (IR; 40-min ischemia/27-h reperfusion) injury when complicated by sepsis syndrome (SS; by cecal-ligation-puncture). Adult-male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=40) were equally divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 (IR-SS), group 3 (IR-SS + Ex4, 10 μg/kg subcutaneously 30 min after reperfusion and daily for 3 days), group 4 [IR-SS + ADMSC (1...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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