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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213236/the-extraction-of-uranium-using-graphene-aerogel-loading-organic-solution
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Mumei Chen, Zheng Li, Jihao Li, Jingye Li, Qingnuan Li, Lan Zhang
A new approach for uranium extraction employing graphene aerogel (GA) as a skeleton loading organic solution (GA-LOS) is proposed and investigated. Firstly, the GA with super-hydrophobicity and high organic solution absorption capacity was fabricated by one-step reduction and self-assembly of graphene oxide with ethylenediamine. By adsorbing Tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP)/n-dodecane solution to prepare GA-LOS, the extraction of U(VI) from nitric acid medium using GA-LOS was investigated and compared with conventional solvent extraction...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212701/chemistry-and-biology-of-the-pyrrole-imidazole-alkaloids
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Thomas Lindel
More than a decade after our last review on the chemistry of the pyrrole-imidazole alkaloids, it was time to analyze once more the developments in that field. The comprehensive article focusses on the total syntheses of pyrrole-imidazole alkaloids that have appeared since 2005. The classic monomeric pyrrole-imidazole alkaloids have all been synthesized, sometimes primarily to demonstrate the usefulness of a new method, as in the case of the related molecules agelastatin A and cyclooroidin with more than 15 syntheses altogether...
2017: Alkaloids. Chemistry and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211695/synthesis-of-benzoisoselenazolone-derivatives-by-nickel-catalyzed-dehydrogenative-direct-selenation-of-c-sp-2-h-bonds-with-elemental-selenium-in-air
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Masayuki Iwasaki, Natsumi Miki, Yuta Tsuchiya, Kiyohiko Nakajima, Yasushi Nishihara
Nickel-catalyzed direct selenation of benzamides bearing an 8-quinolyl auxiliary with elemental selenium provides benzoisoselenazolones in good yield via carbon-selenium and nitrogen-selenium bond formation under aerobic conditions. In addition to aryl C-H bonds, the method can also be applied to alkenyl C-H bonds, constructing an isoselenazolone skeleton. Simple mechanistic analysis shows that the reaction proceeds through a rate-determining C-H bond cleavage. The obtained benzoisoselenazolones are transformed into various organoselenium compounds and utilized as the catalyst for bromolactonization of alkenoic acids...
February 17, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210997/3d-skeletal-uptake-of-18-f-sodium-fluoride-in-pet-ct-images-is-associated-with-overall-survival-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
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Sarah Lindgren Belal, May Sadik, Reza Kaboteh, Nezar Hasani, Olof Enqvist, Linus Svärm, Fredrik Kahl, Jane Simonsen, Mads H Poulsen, Mattias Ohlsson, Poul F Høilund-Carlsen, Lars Edenbrandt, Elin Trägårdh
BACKGROUND: Sodium fluoride (NaF) positron emission tomography combined with computer tomography (PET/CT) has shown to be more sensitive than the whole-body bone scan in the detection of skeletal uptake due to metastases in prostate cancer. We aimed to calculate a 3D index for NaF PET/CT and investigate its correlation to the bone scan index (BSI) and overall survival (OS) in a group of patients with prostate cancer. METHODS: NaF PET/CT and bone scans were studied in 48 patients with prostate cancer...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210407/a-single-center-review-of-radiologically-diagnosed-maxillofacial-fractures-etiology-and-distribution
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Jordan N Halsey, Ian C Hoppe, Mark S Granick, Edward S Lee
The etiology of fractures of the maxillofacial skeleton varies among studies, with motor vehicle accidents and assaults oftentimes the most common. The number of males outnumbers females throughout most studies. Fractures of the zygoma, orbit, and mandible are usually cited as most common fracture types. This study examines a single center's experience with regards to etiology and distribution of fractures. A retrospective review of all radiologically confirmed facial fractures in a level 1 trauma center in an urban environment was performed for the years 2000 to 2012...
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210401/zygomatic-intraosseous-hemangioma-case-report-and-literature-review
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David B Powers, Elda Fisher, Detlev Erdmann
Intraosseous hemangiomas are uncommon intrabony lesions, representing approximately 0.5 to 1% of all intraosseous tumors. Their description varies from "benign vasoformative neoplasms" to true hamartomatous proliferations of endothelial cells forming a vascular network with intermixed fibrous connective tissue stroma. These commonly present as a firm, painless swelling. Intraosseous hemangiomas present more commonly in females than in males and most likely occur in the fourth decade of life. The most common etiology of intraosseous hemangioma is believed to be prior trauma to the area...
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208597/determination-of-the-halogenated-skeleton-constituents-of-the-marine-demosponge-ianthella-basta
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Susanne Ueberlein, Susanne Machill, Peter J Schupp, Eike Brunner
Demosponges of the order Verongida such as Ianthella basta exhibit skeletons containing spongin, a collagenous protein, and chitin. Moreover, Verongida sponges are well known to produce bioactive brominated tyrosine derivatives. We recently demonstrated that brominated compounds do not only occur in the cellular matrix but also in the skeletons of the marine sponges Aplysina cavernicola and I. basta. Further investigations revealed the amino acid composition of the skeletons of A. cavernicola including the presence of several halogenated amino acids...
February 10, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208365/expansion-of-cooperatively-growing-populations-optimal-migration-rates-and-habitat-network-structures
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Kai-Cheng Yang, Zhi-Xi Wu, Petter Holme, Etsuko Nonaka
Range expansion of species is driven by the interactions among individual- and population-level processes and the spatial pattern of habitats. In this work we study how cooperatively growing populations spread on networks representing the skeleton of complex landscapes. By separating the slow and fast variables of the expansion process, we are able to give analytical predictions for the critical conditions that divide the dynamic behaviors into different phases (extinction, localized survival, and global expansion)...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207939/chemokine-in-inflamed-periodontal-tissues-activates-healthy-periodontal-ligament-stem-cell-migration
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Jung-Seok Lee, Jong-Bin Lee, Jae-Kook Cha, Eun-Young Choi, So-Yon Park, Kyoo-Sung Cho, Chang-Sung Kim
AIM: The present study aimed to characterize the expression pattern of chemokines obtained from inflamed periodontal defects and to determine the characteristics of human periodontal-ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs) migrated by each specific chemokine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Both inflamed and healthy periodontal tissues were obtained from periodontitis patients (n=11), and the chemokine expression levels were analyzed. The periodontal-tissue-specific chemokines were applied to healthy hPDLSCs from extracted teeth (n=3), with FGF-2 acting as a positive control...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207473/application-of-computer-aided-design-and-customized-implants-in-the-reconstruction-of-pyriform-aperture-defects-secondary-to-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate
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Yilai Wu, Guomin Wang, Yusheng Yang, Yang Chen
PURPOSE: To design and develop customized implants with the rapid prototyping (RP) technique in order to reconstruct the defected pyriform aperture. METHODS: A 3-dimensional digital model was reconstructed with the software proplan CMF based on the computed tomography data of the patient's skeleton. Then an individualized implant was designed by computer-aided design (CAD) and prepared with the RP technique. A total of 5 patients (3 males and 2 females) with unilateral secondary nasal deformities received the customized implants in this study...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207265/sequential-oxidative-and-reductive-radical-cyclization-approach-toward-asperparaline-c-and-synthesis-of-its-8-oxo-analogue
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Tynchtyk Amatov, Radek Pohl, Ivana Cisařová, Ullrich Jahn
The most advanced approach, so far, to the asperparalines is developed. Consecutive oxidative and reductive radical cyclizations serve as the key steps to stereoselectively access the complex fully elaborated skeleton containing the cyclopentane and spiro-succinimide units.
February 16, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207235/explorations-of-the-indenofluorenes-and-expanded-quinoidal-analogues
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Conerd K Frederickson, Bradley D Rose, Michael M Haley
Highly conjugated hydrocarbons have attracted interest for use as active materials in electronic devices such as organic field effect transistors (OFET) and organic photovoltaics (OPV). In this Account, we review our progress in synthesizing and studying a new class of small molecules for potential use as organic semiconductors. The idea originated from prior research on octadehydrodibenz[12]annulene, as the system can undergo double transannular cyclization to yield the indeno[1,2-b]fluorene skeleton. Subsequent functionalization afforded the first stable, well-characterized indeno[1,2-b]fluorene derivatives, albeit in minute quantities (tens of milligrams)...
February 16, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206698/fkbp10-deletion-in-osteoblasts-leads-to-qualitative-defects-in-bone
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Caressa D Lietman, Joohyun Lim, Ingo Grafe, Yuqing Chen, Hao Ding, Xiaohong Bi, Catherine G Ambrose, Nadja Fratzl-Zelman, Paul Roschger, Klaus Klaushofer, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Ingo Schmidt, Peter Fratzl, Jyoti Rai, MaryAnn Weis, David Eyre, Douglas R Keene, Deborah Krakow, Brendan H Lee
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease, displays a spectrum of clinical severity from mild (OI type I) to severe early lethality (OI type II), with clinical features including low bone mass, fractures and deformities. Mutations in the FK506 Binding Protein 10 (FKBP10), gene encoding the 65KDa protein FKBP65, cause a recessive form of OI and Bruck syndrome, the latter being characterized by joint contractures in addition to low bone mass. We previously showed that Fkbp10 expression is limited to bone, tendon and ligaments in postnatal tissues...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205592/a-new-basal-sauropodiform-dinosaur-from-the-lower-jurassic-of-yunnan-province-china
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Ya-Ming Wang, Hai-Lu You, Tao Wang
The Lufeng Formation in Lufeng Basin of Yunnan Province, southwestern China preserves one of the richest terrestrial Lower Jurassic vertebrate faunas globally, especially for its basal sauropodomorphs, such as Lufengosaurus and Yunnanosaurus. Here we report a new taxon, Xingxiulong chengi gen. et sp. nov. represented by three partial skeletons with overlapping elements. Xingxiulong possesses a number of autapomorphies, such as transversely expanded plate-like summit on top of the neural spine of posterior dorsal vertebrae, four sacral vertebrae, robust scapula, and elongated pubic plate approximately 40% of the total length of the pubis...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205341/spatiotemporal-microstructural-white-matter-changes-in-diffusion-tensor-imaging-after-transient-focal-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
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Won-Beom Jung, Yong Hee Han, Julius Juhyun Chung, Sun Young Chae, Sung Hoon Lee, Geun Ho Im, JiHoon Cha, Jung Hee Lee
Structural reorganization in white matter (WM) after stroke is a potential contributor to substitute or to newly establish the functional field on the injured brain in nature. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an imaging modality that can be used to evaluate damage and recovery within the brain. This method of imaging allows for in vivo assessment of the restricted movements of water molecules in WM and provides a detailed look at structural connectivity in the brain. For longitudinal DTI studies after a stroke, the conventional region of interest method and voxel-based analysis are highly dependent on the user-hypothesis and parameter settings for implementation...
February 16, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205076/do-orthopaedic-oncologists-agree-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cartilage-tumors-of-the-appendicular-skeleton
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Tomas Zamora, Julio Urrutia, Daniel Schweitzer, Pedro Pablo Amenabar, Eduardo Botello
BACKGROUND: Distinguishing a benign enchondroma from a low-grade chondrosarcoma is a common diagnostic challenge for orthopaedic oncologists. Low interrater agreement has been observed for the diagnosis of cartilaginous neoplasms among radiologists and pathologists, but, to our knowledge, no study has evaluated inter- and intraobserver agreement among orthopaedic oncologists grading these lesions using initial clinical and imaging information. Determining such agreement is important since it reflects the certainty in the diagnosis by orthopaedic oncologists...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204885/de-bugging-and-maximizing-plant-cytochrome-p450-production-in-escherichia-coli-with-c-terminal-gfp-fusions
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Ulla Christensen, Dario Vazquez-Albacete, Karina M Søgaard, Tonja Hobel, Morten T Nielsen, Scott James Harrison, Anders Holmgaard Hansen, Birger Lindberg Møller, Susanna Seppälä, Morten H H Nørholm
Cytochromes P450 (CYP) are attractive enzyme targets in biotechnology as they catalyze stereospecific C-hydroxylations of complex core skeletons at positions that typically are difficult to access by chemical synthesis. Membrane bound CYPs are involved in nearly all plant pathways leading to the formation of high-value compounds. In the present study, we systematically maximize the heterologous expression of six different plant-derived CYP genes in Escherichia coli, using a workflow based on C-terminal fusions to the green fluorescent protein...
February 15, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203510/midface-osteotomies-for-feminization-of-the-facial-skeleton
#18
T Kalle Lundgren, Filip Farnebo
Facial feminization surgery is a term to describe the surgical alteration of a masculine facial appearance to a more feminine appearance, which is most commonly performed for male-to-female transsexual individuals. To alter the midfacial relations, segmentalized osteotomies were performed in selected patients expanding on the established techniques for facial feminization surgery. All patients underwent a preoperative 3D computerized tomography scan and 3D photography before and after the surgery. The inclusion of the midface in surgery was determined based on the relative projection and angle of the zygomatic body compared with the supraorbital region (the supraorbital region was reduced in all patients)...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202996/-surgical-reconstruction-of-maxillary-defects-using-a-computer-assisted-techniques
#19
W B Zhang, Y Yu, Y Wang, X J Liu, C Mao, C B Guo, G Y Yu, X Peng
The maxilla is the most important bony support of the mid-face skeleton and is critical for both esthetics and function. Maxillary defects, resulting from tumor resection, can cause severe functional and cosmetic deformities. Furthermore, maxillary reconstruction presents a great challenge for oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Nowadays, vascularized composite bone flap transfer has been widely used for functional maxillary reconstruction. In the last decade, we have performed a comprehensive research on functional maxillary reconstruction with free fibula flap and reported excellent functional and acceptable esthetic results...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202599/bone-cell-bioenergetics-and-skeletal-energy-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Ryan C Riddle, Thomas L Clemens
The rising incidence of metabolic diseases worldwide has prompted renewed interest in the study of intermediary metabolism and cellular bioenergetics. The application of modern biochemical methods for quantitating fuel substrate metabolism with advanced mouse genetic approaches has greatly increased understanding of the mechanisms that integrate energy metabolism in the whole organism. Examination of the intermediary metabolism of skeletal cells has been sparked by a series of unanticipated observations in genetically modified mice that suggest the existence of novel endocrine pathways through which bone cells communicate their energy status to other centers of metabolic control...
April 2017: Physiological Reviews
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