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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550717/ooxtaxonomy-of-eight-tettigonoidea-species-insecta-orthoptera-description-and-comparison-of-the-egg-morphology
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Marta Franch Sas, Josep M Olmo-Vidal, Marcos Roca-Cusachs, Juli Pujade-Villar
In the present study, eggs of eight species of the Tettigonoidea superfamily have been examined with the aim to find characteristic traits of each of the studied taxa. In addition, we aim to distinguish them through their eggshell morphology, a technique that nowadays is known as ootaxonomy. All the eggs analysed belong to four subfamilies of the Tettigoniidae family (Bradyporinae: Ephippiger diurnus cunii, Parasteropleurus perezii, Lluciapomaresius panteli, L. ortegai, Tettigoniinae: Decticus verrucivorus, Antaxius hispanicus, and Meconematinae: Cyrtaspis scutata) and from family Phaneropteridae: Phaneroptera nana...
May 17, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550445/%C3%AE-carotene-at-physiologically-attainable-concentration-induces-apoptosis-and-down-regulates-cell-survival-and-antioxidant-markers-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
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G Sowmya Shree, K Yogendra Prasad, H S Arpitha, U R Deepika, K Nawneet Kumar, Priya Mondal, P Ganesan
Although β-carotene is known for its anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties, a few recent epidemiological and experimental evidence show that at higher concentration it acts as pro-oxidant and induces cancer. Since the global burden of breast cancer exceeds all other types of cancer, and its incidence rates is also in increasing trend, the present study attempted to evaluate the anti-cancer molecular mechanism of β-carotene (at 1 µM concentration) isolated from Spinacia oleracea in human breast cancer (MCF-7) cells...
May 26, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550386/human-sperm-toll-like-receptor-4-tlr4-mediates-acrosome-reaction-oxidative-stress-markers-and-sperm-parameters-in-response-to-bacterial-lipopolysaccharide-in-infertile-men
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Sana Sahnoun, Afifa Sellami, Nozha Chakroun, Malek Mseddi, Hammadi Attia, Tarek Rebai, Saloua Lassoued
PURPOSE: To study the role of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in human spermatozoa and to assess sperm parameters, oxidative stress markers, and acrosome reaction in response to the stimulation of TLR4 by its ligand, the lipopolysaccharide (LPS), as a major endotoxin of Gram-negative bacteria. METHODS: Our study was carried out in 73 sperm samples from patients undergoing semen analysis for couple infertility investigations. The studied patients were divided into three groups: normozoospermic fertile patients (n = 13), patients with abnormal and leukospermic semen (n = 13), and patients with abnormal and non-leukospermic semen (n = 47)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549289/identifying-the-source-of-zn-in-soils-around-a-zn-smelter-using-pb-isotope-ratios-and-mineralogical-analysis
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Soo-Kyung Jeon, Man Jae Kwon, Jung-Seok Yang, Seunghak Lee
The contribution by anthropogenic sources to abnormally high Zn concentrations in soils with naturally abundant Zn was investigated at a contaminated site surrounding a Zn smelter in eastern Korea. Nineteen soil samples were collected within a 2km radius of the smelter, and analyzed for metal concentrations and Pb isotope ratios using an inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometer and -mass spectrometer, respectively. Higher Zn concentrations in locations closer to the smelter implied that the smelter was the source of the Zn pollution...
May 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549258/immunohistochemical-localization-of-cannabinoid-receptor-1-cb1-in-the-submandibular-gland-of-mice-under-normal-conditions-and-when-stimulated-by-isoproterenol-or-carbachol
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Wipawee Thoungseabyoun, Apussara Tachow, Sawetree Pakkarato, Atsara Rawangwong, Suthankamon Krongyut, Waraporn Sakaew, Hisatake Kondo, Wiphawi Hipkaeo
OBJECTIVE: We wished to investigate the subcellular localization of CB1, a receptor for the endocannabinoids in mouse submandibular glands (SMGs) under normal conditions and when stimulated by adrenergic or cholinergic agonists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SMGs of both male and female adult mice were utilized for immunoblotting and immuno-light and -electron microscopic analyses. Isoproterenol and carbachol were used as adrenergic and cholinergic stimulants, respectively...
May 17, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548887/effects-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-on-vertical-bone-augmentation-in-a-canine-model
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Yung-Ting Hsu, Khalid Al-Hezaimi, Pablo Galindo-Moreno, Francisco O'Valle, Abdulaziz Al-Rasheed, Hom-Lay Wang
BACKGROUND: Vertical bone augmentation (VBA) remains unpredictable and challenging for most clinicians. This study was aimed to compare hard tissue outcomes of VBA, with and without rhBMP-2, under space-making titanium mesh in a canine model. METHODS: Eleven male beagle dogs were used in the study. Experimental ridge defects were created to form atrophic ridges. VBA was performed via guide bone regeneration (GBR) using titanium mesh and allografts. In experimental hemimandibles, rhBMP-2/ACS was well mixed with allografts prior to procedures, whereas a control buffer was applied within controls...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546636/synchronized-and-mixed-outbreaks-of-coupled-recurrent-epidemics
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Muhua Zheng, Ming Zhao, Byungjoon Min, Zonghua Liu
Epidemic spreading has been studied for a long time and most of them are focused on the growing aspect of a single epidemic outbreak. Recently, we extended the study to the case of recurrent epidemics (Sci. Rep. 5, 16010 (2015)) but limited only to a single network. We here report from the real data of coupled regions or cities that the recurrent epidemics in two coupled networks are closely related to each other and can show either synchronized outbreak pattern where outbreaks occur simultaneously in both networks or mixed outbreak pattern where outbreaks occur in one network but do not in another one...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544234/clinical-microscopic-and-ultrastructural-findings-in-a-case-of-short-anagen-syndrome
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Jose M Martin, Encarnacion Montesinos, Sara Sanchez, Catalina Torres, Dolores Ramon
Short anagen syndrome is an uncommon and recently described disease characterized by many telogen hairs and short maximum hair length. We report here the case of a 3-year-old girl whose short, sparse, fine hair since birth was consistent with short anagen syndrome. X-ray microanalysis demonstrated normal composition of the main bioelements of her hairs.
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543174/endoscopic-transcanal-approach-to-the-middle-ear-for-management-of-pediatric-cholesteatoma
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Saied Ghadersohi, John M Carter, Stephen R Hoff
OBJECTIVES: To describe outcomes for endoscopic ear surgery (EES) for pediatric cholesteatoma at a tertiary pediatric hospital. METHODS: Retrospective case series of 65 pediatric cholesteatoma cases in 38 ears. Subgrouping based on cholesteatoma type and EES type. Surgical findings, outcomes, and demographic data were evaluated. RESULTS: Endoscopes were used in 65 pediatric cholesteatoma cases in 38 primary ears (34 patients), followed for an average of 2...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542628/chemical-and-structural-characterization-of-a-model-post-termination-complex-potc-for-the-ribosome-recycling-reaction-evidence-for-the-release-of-the-mrna-by-rrf-and-ef-g
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Nobuhiro Iwakura, Takeshi Yokoyama, Fabio Quaglia, Kaoru Mitsuoka, Kazuhiro Mio, Hideki Shigematsu, Mikako Shirouzu, Akira Kaji, Hideko Kaji
A model Post-Termination Complex (PoTC) used for the discovery of Ribosome Recycling Factor (RRF) was purified and characterized by cryo-electron microscopic analysis and biochemical methods. We established that the model PoTC has mostly one tRNA, at the P/E or P/P position, together with one mRNA. The structural studies were supported by the biochemical measurement of bound tRNA and mRNA. Using this substrate, we establish that the release of tRNA, release of mRNA and splitting of ribosomal subunits occur during the recycling reaction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541751/a-novel-experimental-model-of-colorectal-endometriosis
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Anastasia Prodromidou, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Kitty Pavlakis, Laskarina Maria Korou, Maximos Frountzas, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Georgios Vaos, Despina N Perrea
PURPOSE: Endometriosis is a disease that affects 6-10% of the female population, mainly women of reproductive age, and causes a variety of cyclic symptoms. Deep infiltrating endometriosis and in particular bowel involvement presents a challenge for modern surgery. To date, there are no experimental animal models in this field, demonstrating experimental induction of endometriosis directly attached to surface of the colon imitating human colorectal endometriosis; hence, the implementation of novel pharmaceutical and surgical strategies for the management of colorectal endometriosis is mainly limited to clinical studies...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541740/controlling-aedes-albopictus-and-culex-pipiens-pallens-using-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-from-aqueous-extract-of-cassia-fistula-fruit-pulp-and-its-mode-of-action
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Hatem Fouad, Li Hongjie, Dawood Hosni, Jiqian Wei, Ghulam Abbas, Hassan Ga'al, Mo Jianchu
Mosquitoes act as key vector for transmission of devastating parasites and pathogens which affect millions of people globally. In this research, the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles of Cassia fistula fruit pulp as an innovative and operative tool against vector mosquitoes is presented. Silver nanoparticles were characterized by a series of techniques including Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Transmission Electron Microscope and confirmed by Scanning Electron Microscope, UV-Vis spectrophotometry and X-ray diffraction...
May 25, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541125/electrically-conductive-borate-based-bioactive-glass-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
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Mert Turk, Aylin M Deliormanlı
In this study, electrically conductive, borate-based, porous 13-93B3 bioactive glass composite scaffolds were prepared using a polymer foam replication technique. For this purpose, a slurry containing 40 vol% glass particles and 0-10 wt% graphene nanoplatelets was prepared by dispersing the particles in ethanol in the presence of ethyl cellulose. Composite scaffolds were subjected to a controlled heat treatment, in air atmosphere, to decompose the foam and sinter the glass particles into a dense network...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540997/a-combination-of-short-and-simple-surfactant-protein-b-and-c-analogues-as-a-new-synthetic-surfactant-in-vitro-and-animal-experiments
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Yong Sung Choi, Sung Hoon Chung, Chong Woo Bae
PURPOSE: Pulmonary surfactants for preterm infants contain mostly animal-derived surfactant proteins (SPs), which are essential for lowering surface tension. We prepared artificial pulmonary surfactants using synthetic human SP analogs and performed in vitro and in vivo experiments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We synthesized peptide analogues that resemble human SP-B (RMLPQLVCRLVLRCSMD) and SP-C (CPVHLKRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL). Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), phosphatidylglycerol (PG), and palmitic acid (PA) were added and mixed in lyophilized to render powdered surfactant...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535431/partial-ablation-of-the-pancreas-of-sprague-dawley%C3%A2-rats-by-focused-ultrasound-reveals-no-significant-adverse-effects-on-glycometabolism-function
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Lan Ao, Na Hu, Hai Xia Hu, Qing Liu, Zi Hao Zhao, Long Xing Liu, Jun Ru Wu, Fa Qi Li, Liao Qiong Fang
To investigate the safety of focused ultrasound (FUS) partial ablation on the pancreas of Sprague Dawley® (SD) rats by histopathological examination of the outcome and investigation of glycometabolism function changes after local ablation. A total of 135 healthy SD rats were randomly divided into three groups (n=45 of each): FUS ½ group, FUS ¼ group, and control group. Levels of serum amylase was measured using the enzyme dynamics method, fasting blood glucose was measured by the glucose oxidase-peroxidase method, fasting serum insulin was measured by direct chemiluminescence assay, and an ELISA was used to measure fasting serum glucagon immediately after treatment, and at 2h, 3days, 1, 2, 3 and 4weeks, 3 and 6months after FUS ablation...
May 11, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533773/high-sporozoite-antibody-titers-in-conjunction-with-microscopically-detectable-blood-infection-display-signatures-of-protection-from-clinical-malaria
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Vittoria Offeddu, Ally Olotu, Faith Osier, Kevin Marsh, Kai Matuschewski, Vandana Thathy
Immunoepidemiological studies typically reveal slow, age-dependent acquisition of immune responses against Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites. Naturally acquired immunity against preerythrocytic stages is considered inadequate to confer protection against clinical malaria. To explore previously unrecognized antisporozoite responses, we measured serum levels of naturally acquired antibodies to whole Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites (Pfspz) and the immunodominant (NANP)5 repeats of the major sporozoite surface protein, circumsporozoite protein, in a well-characterized Kenyan cohort...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532973/-a-mysterious-pleural-lesion-a-case-report
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Nicolas Piton, Florent Marguet, Adrien Trintignac, Paul Michelin, Daniel Benhamou, Jean-Christophe Sabourin
A computed tomography scanner first, then a magnetic resonance imaging were performed for chest pain in a 24-year-old woman allowed to find out a 5-cm long and 2-cm large right pleural tumour close to the rachis (T9 and T10) and spindle-shaped. This patient was a smoker and reported a fall down the stairs a few weeks ago. A scan-guided biopsy was decided and microscopic examination revealed a fibrous tissue in which were entrapped regular and non-suspicious alveolar glands. After elimination of differential diagnosis, the most probable hypothesis was that this lesion was due to the traumatism reported by the patient...
May 19, 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532159/the-route-of-inoculation-dictates-replication-patterns-of-infectious-laryngotracheitis-virus-iltv-pathogenic-strain-and-chicken-embryo-origin-ceo-vaccine
#18
Leticia Gabriela Beltrán, S M Williams, Guillermo Zavala, James S Guy, Maricarmen García
Infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) has a high affinity to replicate in the larynx and trachea causing severe lesions. Apart from the trachea, lack of knowledge exists on the ability of ILTV to replicate in other respiratory associated tissues. The objective of this study was to investigate how tissues that first encounter the virus dictate further sites of viral replication during the lytic stage of infection. Replication patterns of pathogenic strain 63140 and the chicken embryo origin (CEO) vaccine in conjunctiva, Harderian gland, nasal cavity and trachea were evaluated after ocular, oral, intranasal or intratracheal inoculation of specific pathogen free chickens...
May 22, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528637/find-your-way-with-x-ray-using-microct-to-correlate-in-vivo-imaging-with-3d-electron-microscopy
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Matthia A Karreman, Bernhard Ruthensteiner, Luc Mercier, Nicole L Schieber, Gergely Solecki, Frank Winkler, Jacky G Goetz, Yannick Schwab
Combining in vivo imaging with electron microscopy (EM) uniquely allows monitoring rare and critical events in living tissue, followed by their high-resolution visualization in their native context. A major hurdle, however, is to keep track of the region of interest (ROI) when moving from intravital microscopy (IVM) to EM. Here, we present a workflow that relies on correlating IVM and microscopic X-ray computed tomography to predict the position of the ROI inside the EM-processed sample. The ROI can then be accurately and quickly targeted using ultramicrotomy and imaged using EM...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526349/in-vivo-evaluation-of-toxicity-and-antiviral-activity-of-polyrhodanine-nanoparticles-by-using-the-chicken-embryo-model
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Ahmad Nazaktabar, Mohammad Soleimani Lashkenari, Atefeh Araghi, Mohsen Ghorbani, Hannaneh Golshahi
Evaluation of the potential cytotoxicity of polyrhodanine nanoparticles is an important factor for its biological applications. In current study, for the first time histopathological and biochemical analysis of polyrhodanine besides of its antiviral activity against Newcastle disease virus (NDV) were examined on chicken embryo model. Polyrhodanine was synthesized by the chemical oxidative polymerization method. The obtained nanoparticles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR)...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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