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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650055/non-planar-vertical-photodetectors-based-on-free-standing-two-dimensional-sns2-nanosheets
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Guangbo Liu, Zhonghua Li, Xiaoshuang Chen, Wei Zheng, Wei Feng, Mingjin Dai, Dechang Jia, Yu Zhou, PingAn Hu
The development trend of modern electronics and optoelectronics is towards continuous high integration and miniaturization. Using vertical configurations with three-dimensional geometry, it is easy to establish a higher integration density than the traditional planar one, and thus, this technology shows great promise for designing the next-generation electronics/optoelectronic devices. Two-dimensional (2D) layered metal dichalcogenides (2D-LMDs) are important building blocks for electronic/optoelectronic devices, where they are usually grown in parallel to the substrates during chemical vapor deposition (CVD), and consequently they are solely exploited to fabricate lateral structure devices with planar geometry...
June 26, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592699/lower-affinity-of-isradipine-for-l-type-ca-2-channels-during-substantia-nigra-dopamine-neuron-like-activity-implications-for-neuroprotection-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Nadine J Ortner, Gabriella Bock, Antonios Dougalis, Maria Kharitonova, Johanna Duda, Simon Hess, Petronel Tuluc, Thomas Pomberger, Nadia Stefanova, Florian Pitterl, Thomas Ciossek, Herbert Oberacher, Henning J Draheim, Peter Kloppenburg, Birgit Liss, Jörg Striessnig
Ca(2+)-influx through L-type Ca(2+)-channels (LTCCs) is associated with activity-related stressful oscillations of Ca(2+)-levels within dopaminergic (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra (SN), which may contribute to their selective degeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD). LTCC blockers were neuroprotective in mouse neurotoxin models of PD and isradipine is currently undergoing testing in a phase-III clinical trial in early PD. We report no evidence for neuroprotection by in vivo pretreatment with therapeutically relevant isradipine plasma levels, or Cav1...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553494/molecular-dynamics-and-charge-transport-in-organic-semiconductors-a-classical-approach-to-modeling-electron-transfer
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Kenley M Pelzer, Álvaro Vázquez-Mayagoitia, Laura E Ratcliff, Sergei Tretiak, Raymond A Bair, Stephen K Gray, Troy Van Voorhis, Ross E Larsen, Seth B Darling
Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are a promising carbon-neutral energy conversion technology, with recent improvements pushing power conversion efficiencies over 10%. A major factor limiting OPV performance is inefficiency of charge transport in organic semiconducting materials (OSCs). Due to strong coupling with lattice degrees of freedom, the charges form polarons, localized quasi-particles comprised of charges dressed with phonons. These polarons can be conceptualized as pseudo-atoms with a greater effective mass than a bare charge...
April 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553410/socioeconomic-factors-and-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-angiography-a-multicentre-study-of-arabian-gulf-states
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Amin Daoulah, Osama E Elkhateeb, S Ali Nasseri, Mushabab Al-Murayeh, Salem Al-Kaabi, Amir Lotfi, Mohamed N Alama, Salem M Al-Faifi, Mamdouh Haddara, Ciaran M Dixon, Ibrahim S Alzahrani, Abdullah A Alghamdi, Waleed Ahmed, Adnan Fathey, Ejazul Haq, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali
INTRODUCTION: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. The association of socioeconomic status with CAD is supported by numerous epidemiological studies. Whether such factors also impact the number of diseased coronary vessels and its severity is not well established. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective multicentre, multi-ethnic, cross sectional observational study of consecutive patients undergoing coronary angiography (CAG) at 5 hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates...
2017: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536993/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-focal-leptomeningeal-disease-in-patients-with-brain-metastases
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Amparo Wolf, Bernadine Donahue, Joshua S Silverman, Abraham Chachoua, Jean K Lee, Douglas Kondziolka
Leptomeningeal disease (LMD) is well described in patients with brain metastases, presenting symptomatically in approximately 5% of patients. Conventionally, the presence of LMD is an indication for whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) and not suitable for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). The purpose of the study was to evaluate the local control and overall survival of patients who underwent SRS to focal LMD. We reviewed our prospective registry and identified 32 brain metastases patients with LMD, from a total of 465 patients who underwent SRS between 2013 and 2015...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516968/preliminary-experience-with-4k-ultra-high-definition-endoscope-analysis-of-pros-and-cons-in-skull-base-surgery
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M Rigante, G La Rocca, L Lauretti, G Q D'Alessandris, A Mangiola, C Anile, A Olivi, G Paludetti
During the last two decades endoscopic skull base surgery observed a continuous technical and technological development 3D endoscopy and ultra High Definition (HD) endoscopy have provided great advances in terms of visualisation and spatial resolution. Ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K systems, recently introduced in the clinical practice, will shape next steps forward especially in skull base surgery field. Patients were operated on through transnasal transsphenoidal endoscopic approaches performed using Olympus NBI 4K UHD endoscope with a 4 mm 0° Ultra Telescope, 300 W xenon lamp (CLV-S400) predisposed for narrow band imaging (NBI) technology connected through a camera head to a high-quality control unit (OTV-S400 - VISERA 4K UHD) (Olympus Corporation, Tokyo, Japan)...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485033/localisation-of-two-bioactive-labdane-diterpenoids-in-the-peltate-glandular-trichomes-of-leonurus-japonicus-by-laser-microdissection-coupled-with-uplc-ms-ms
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Chao-Jiang Xiao, Yan-Chun Liu, Shi-Hong Luo, Juan Hua, Yan Liu, Sheng-Hong Li
INTRODUCTION: Glandular trichomes of plants are biochemical factories that could produce, store and secrete copious pharmaceutically important natural products. The Labiatae plant Leonurus japonicus is an important traditional Chinese medicine used to treat gynecological diseases, and has abundant peltate glandular trichomes (PGTs), in which the secondary metabolites accumulated are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To study the secondary metabolites specifically accumulated in the PGTs of L...
May 9, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482837/selective-gene-expression-analysis-of-the-neuroepithelial-body-microenvironment-in-postnatal-lungs-with-special-interest-for-potential-stem-cell-characteristics
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Line Verckist, Robrecht Lembrechts, Sofie Thys, Isabel Pintelon, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Inge Brouns, Dirk Adriaensen
BACKGROUND: The pulmonary neuroepithelial body (NEB) microenvironment (ME) consists of innervated cell clusters that occur sparsely distributed in the airway epithelium, an organization that has so far hampered reliable selective gene expression analysis. Although the NEB ME has been suggested to be important for airway epithelial repair after ablation, little is known about their potential stem cell characteristics in healthy postnatal lungs. Here we report on a large-scale selective gene expression analysis of the NEB ME...
May 8, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434365/identification-of-amyloid-precursor-protein-from-autopsy-and-biopsy-specimens-using-lmd-lc-ms-ms-the-experience-at-kumamoto-university
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Masayoshi Tasaki, Mitsuharu Ueda, Konen Obayashi, Yumiko Kinoshita, Sayaka Matsumoto, Mayumi Mizukami, Teruaki Masuda, Yohei Misumi, Taro Yamashita, Yukio Ando
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431136/c1-lateral-mass-displacement-and-transverse-atlantal-ligament-failure-in-jefferson-s-fracture-a-biomechanical-study-of-the-rule-of-spence
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Rafeek O Woods, Serkan Inceoglu, Yusuf T Akpolat, Wayne K Cheng, Brice Jabo, Olumide Danisa
BACKGROUND: Jefferson's fracture, first described in 1927, represents a bursting fracture of the C1 ring with lateral displacement of the lateral masses. It has been determined that if the total lateral mass displacement (LMD) exceeds 6.9 mm, there is high likelihood of transverse atlantal ligament (TAL) rupture, and if LMD is less than 5.7 mm TAL injury is unlikely. Several recent radiographic studies have questioned the accuracy and validity of the "rule of Spence" and it lacks biomechanical support...
April 20, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409329/purification-of-leukemic-blast-cells-from-blood-smears-using-laser-microdissection
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Hidemasa Matsuo, Shuichi Shiga, Tsuyoshi Imai, Yasuhiko Kamikubo, Tsutomu Toki, Kiminori Terui, Etsuro Ito, Souichi Adachi
In treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), prognostic factors, including gene mutation and abnormal gene expression, enable risk stratification of patients. However, in the case of a small proportion of leukemic blast cells, such as AML associated with Down syndrome (AML-DS), it is not possible to examine prognostic factors precisely due to the large proportion of normal cells. Here, we present a novel method for examining prognostic factors by making a smear on a membrane slide glass from a small amount of diagnostic specimen and collecting highly pure leukemic blast cells by laser microdissection (LMD)...
July 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377147/lmd-proteomics-provides-evidence-for-hippocampus-field-specific-motor-protein-abundance-changes-with-relevance-to-alzheimer-s-disease
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Andreas Schrötter, Andrea Oberhaus, Katharina Kolbe, Svenja Seger, Thomas Mastalski, Fouzi El Magraoui, Edeltraut Hoffmann-Posorske, Michael Bohnert, Jürgen Deckert, Christian Braun, Matthias Graw, Christoph Schmitz, Thomas Arzberger, Christina Loosse, Helmut Heinsen, Helmut E Meyer, Thorsten Müller
BACKGROUND: Human hippocampal area Cornu Ammonis (CA) 1 is one of the first fields in the human telencephalon showing Alzheimer disease (AD)-specific neuropathological changes. In contrast, CA2 and CA3 are far later affected pointing to functional differences, which may be accompanied by differences in proteome endowment and changes. METHODS: Human pyramidal cell layers of hippocampal areas CA1, CA2, and CA3 from neurologically unaffected individuals were excised using laser microdissection...
June 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340764/revisiting-the-fission-track-method-for-the-analysis-of-particles-in-safeguards-environmental-samples
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N Dzigal, E Chinea-Cano, S Walsh, A Limbeck
This paper details an improved approach to environmental particle analysis for safeguards by means of a combination of an upgraded version of the so-called fission track method with state-of-the-art microscope and microprobe techniques. Improvements to the fission track method comprise a novel sample assembly, the automation of several of its steps and the extensive use of correlative microscopy. This is followed by an automated isolation of particles-of-interest by means of laser micro-dissection (LMD) and their collection onto a harvester for transfer to other micro-analytical instruments for further analysis...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276968/delivery-of-drugs-growth-factors-genes-and-stem-cells-via-intrapericardial-epicardial-and-intramyocardial-routes-for-sustained-local-targeted-therapy-of-myocardial-disease
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Mikhail Maslov, Stephan Foianini, Mark Lovich
Local myocardial delivery (LMD) of therapeutic agents is a promising strategy that aims to treat various myocardial pathologies. It is designed to deliver agents directly to the myocardium and minimize their extracardiac concentrations and side effects. LMD aims to enhance outcomes of existing therapies by broadening their therapeutic window and to utilize new agents that could not be otherwise be implemented systemically. Areas covered: This article provides a historical overview of six decades LMD evolution in terms of the approaches, including intrapericardial, epicardial, and intramyocardial delivery, and the wide array of classes of agents used to treat myocardial pathologies...
February 22, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262818/phage-host-interactions-in-streptococcus-thermophilus-genome-analysis-of-phages-isolated-in-uruguay-and-ectopic-spacer-acquisition-in-crispr-array
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Rodrigo Achigar, Alfonso H Magadán, Denise M Tremblay, María Julia Pianzzola, Sylvain Moineau
Three cos-type virulent Streptococcus thermophilus phages were isolated from failed mozzarella production in Uruguay. Genome analyses showed that these phages are similar to those isolated elsewhere around the world. The CRISPR1 and CRISPR3 arrays of the three S. thermophilus host strains from Uruguay were also characterized and similarities were noted with previously described model strains SMQ-301, LMD-9 and DGCC7710. Spontaneous bacteriophage-insensitive S. thermophilus mutants (BIMs) were obtained after challenging the phage-sensitive wild-type strain Uy02 with the phage 128 and their CRISPR content was analyzed...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250991/polygamy-and-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-men-undergoing-angiography-an-observational-study
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Amin Daoulah, Amir Lotfi, Mushabab Al-Murayeh, Salem Al-Kaabi, Salem M Al-Faifi, Osama E Elkhateeb, Mohamed N Alama, Ahmad S Hersi, Ciaran M Dixon, Waleed Ahmed, Mohamed Al-Shehri, Ali Youssef, Ahmed Moustafa Elimam, Ayman S Abougalambou, Waheed Murad, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali
Epidemiologic evidence suggests a link between psychosocial risk factors such as marital status and coronary artery disease (CAD). Polygamy (multiple concurrent wives) is a distinct marital status practiced in many countries in Asia and the Middle East, but its association with CAD is not well defined. We conducted a multicenter, observational study of consecutive patients undergoing coronary angiography during the period from April 1, 2013, to March 30, 2014. Of 1,068 enrolled patients, 687 were married men...
2017: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215459/leptomeningeal-metastases-presenting-exclusively-with-ocular-disturbance-in-34-patients-a-tertiary-care-cancer-hospital-experience
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Rory Richard Mayer, Benjamin Jay Frankfort, Ben A Strickland, James Matthew Debnam, Ian E McCutcheon, Morris D Groves, Jeffrey S Weinberg
Leptomeningeal disease (LMD) represents disseminated intracranial metastatic disease that requires early detection and initiation of therapy. Patients with LMD typically present with a variety of neurologic problems, including ocular disturbances. However, little is reported on LMD presenting exclusively with ocular-related disturbances in the absence of any other central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction. Our goal was to describe the workup for ocular disturbances in the setting of known cancer diagnosis. Retrospective case study utilizing prospectively collected database at a tertiary cancer care center for all patients with diagnosis of LMD between 2001 and 2009...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153807/amyloidosis-a-cancer-derived-paraproteinemia-and-kidney-involvement
#18
REVIEW
Jolanta Małyszko, Klaudia Kozłowska, Jacek Stanisław Małyszko
Amyloidosis is the general term describing the extracellular tissue deposition of fibrils composed of low molecular weight subunits of a variety of proteins. There are multiple different human protein precursors of amyloid fibrils. Amyloid deposits are stained using Congo Red and show typical apple-green birefringence in polarized microscopy. Nowadays, a novel technique LMD/MS technique or laser microdissection combined with mass spectrometry help to diagnose amyloidosis. Amyloidosis of the kidney is typically classified as being either one of two types: AL or AA...
March 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125707/digital-pcr-improves-mutation-analysis-in-pancreas-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-specimens
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Shonan Sho, Colin M Court, Stephen Kim, David R Braxton, Shuang Hou, V Raman Muthusamy, Rabindra R Watson, Alireza Sedarat, Hsian-Rong Tseng, James S Tomlinson
Applications of precision oncology strategies rely on accurate tumor genotyping from clinically available specimens. Fine needle aspirations (FNA) are frequently obtained in cancer management and often represent the only source of tumor tissues for patients with metastatic or locally advanced diseases. However, FNAs obtained from pancreas ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are often limited in cellularity and/or tumor cell purity, precluding accurate tumor genotyping in many cases. Digital PCR (dPCR) is a technology with exceptional sensitivity and low DNA template requirement, characteristics that are necessary for analyzing PDAC FNA samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000105/comparing-pre-operative-stereotactic-radiosurgery-srs-to-post-operative-whole-brain-radiation-therapy-wbrt-for-resectable-brain-metastases-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Kirtesh R Patel, Stuart H Burri, Danielle Boselli, James T Symanowski, Anthony L Asher, Ashley Sumrall, Robert W Fraser, Robert H Press, Jim Zhong, Richard J Cassidy, Jeffrey J Olson, Walter J Curran, Hui-Kuo G Shu, Ian R Crocker, Roshan S Prabhu
Pre-operative stereotactic radiosurgery (pre-SRS) has been shown as a viable treatment option for resectable brain metastases (BM). The aim of this study is to compare oncologic outcomes and toxicities for pre-SRS and post-operative WBRT (post-WBRT) for resectable BM. We reviewed records of consecutive patients who underwent resection of BM and either pre-SRS or post-WBRT between 2005 and 2013 at two institutions. Overall survival (OS) was calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Cumulative incidence was used for intracranial outcomes...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
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