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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449544/measurements-of-defect-structures-by-positron-annihilation-lifetime-spectroscopy-of-the-tellurite-glass-70teo2-5xo-10p2o5-10zno-5pbf2-x%C3%A2-%C3%A2-mg-bi2-ti-doped-with-ions-of-the-rare-earth-element-er-3
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K Pach, J Filipecki, E Golis, El S Yousef, V Boyko
The objective of the study was the structural analysis of the 70TeO2-5XO-10P2O5-10ZnO-5PbF2 (X = Mg, Bi2, Ti) tellurite glasses doped with ions of the rare-earth elements Er(3+), based on the PALS (positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy) method of measuring positron lifetimes. Values of positron lifetimes and the corresponding intensities may be connected with the sizes and number of structural defects, the sizes of which range from a few angstroms to a few dozen nanometers. Experimental positron lifetime spectrum revealed existence of two positron lifetime components τ 1 andτ 2...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448934/release-of-dissolved-phosphorus-from-riparian-wetlands-evidence-for-complex-interactions-among-hydroclimate-variability-topography-and-soil-properties
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Sen Gu, Gérard Gruau, Rémi Dupas, Cornélia Rumpel, Alexandra Crème, Ophélie Fovet, Chantal Gascuel-Odoux, Laurent Jeanneau, Guillaume Humbert, Patrice Petitjean
In agricultural landscapes, establishment of vegetated buffer zones in riparian wetlands (RWs) is promoted to decrease phosphorus (P) emissions because RWs can trap particulate P from upslope fields. However, long-term accumulation of P risks the release of dissolved P, since the unstable hydrological conditions in these zones may mobilize accumulated particulate P by transforming it into a mobile dissolved P species. This study evaluates how hydroclimate variability, topography and soil properties interact and influence this mobilization, using a three-year dataset of molybdate-reactive dissolved P (MRDP) and total dissolved P (TDP) concentrations in soil water from two RWs located in an agricultural catchment in western France (Kervidy-Naizin), along with stream P concentrations...
April 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448595/hantavirus-surveillance-and-genetic-diversity-targeting-small-mammals-at-camp-humphreys-a-us-military-installation-and-new-expansion-site-republic-of-korea
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Heung-Chul Kim, Won-Keun Kim, Terry A Klein, Sung-Tae Chong, Peter V Nunn, Jeong-Ah Kim, Seung-Ho Lee, Jin Sun No, Jin-Won Song
Small mammal surveillance was conducted (2008-2010, 2012) at Camp (Cp) Humphreys, a US Army installation and new expansion site, Republic of Korea (ROK), to identify hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome health threats to US military/civilian populations during its ongoing expansion phase. Small mammals were collected using Sherman live capture traps and transported to Korea University where they were euthanized, tissues removed, and assayed to determine hantavirus IgG antibody-positive and hantavirus-positive rates by RT-PCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445998/infrared-raman-and-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-study-of-sio2-c-nanopowders
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Dariya Savchenko, Vladimir Vorliček, Ekaterina Kalabukhova, Aleksandr Sitnikov, Andrii Vasin, Dmytro Kysil, Stanislav Sevostianov, Valentyn Tertykh, Alexei Nazarov
Optical and magnetic properties of SiO2:C nanopowders obtained by chemical and thermal modification of fumed silica were studied by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman, continuous wave (CW) electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), echo-detected EPR and pulsed electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) spectroscopy. Two overlapping signals of Lorentzian lineshape were detected in CW EPR spectra of the initial SiO2:C. The EPR signal at g = 2.0055(3) is due to the silicon dangling bonds, which vanishes after thermal annealing, and the second EPR signal at g = 2...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444864/dose-reduction-and-alternatives-to-the-phenol-pheromone-in-monitoring-and-management-of-the-grass-grub-costelytra-zealandica
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Aimee R Harper, C Rikard Unelius, Richard J Townsend, David Maxwell Suckling
BACKGROUND: Endemic New Zealand grass grub Costelytra zealandica is a pest of introduced pasture that uses phenol as a sex pheromone. The pheromone could be used to monitor and manage grass grub populations, but the irritating properties and toxicity of phenol for human handlers, as well as the possible ecotoxicological effects, pose obstacles to the deployment of the pheromone. This study aimed to limit the use of phenol by dose-response studies and investigation into alternative attractants and synergists to phenol...
April 26, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444516/trap-nesting-hymenoptera-and-their-network-with-parasites-in-recovered-riparian-forests-brazil
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G J Araujo, R Fagundes, Y Antonini
Different aspects of human activities can cause environmental change that endanger species persistence, alter species distributions, and lead to changes in antagonistic and mutualistic interactions, whereas deforestation and flooding of riparian forest results in landscapes consisting of patchily distributed riparian forest fragments in a matrix of pastures, plantations, and urban areas. Therefore, we assessed the richness, abundance, and trophic interactions of trap-nesting Hymenoptera and their parasites at four patches of restored riparian forest and at one reference natural fragment, of different sizes and ages, located at the Volta Grande Reservoir, in Minas Gerais and São Paulo states to answer the following questions: (1) Does the richness and abundance of cavity-nesting bees and wasps differ in riparian forest fragments according to the seasonal periods? (2) Does the composition of cavity-nesting bees and wasps vary among restoration and reference sites and between climate seasons (wet and dry)? (3) How do the degrees of specialization of the parasites vary among the patches of forest? We recorded 12 species of wasps, eight of bees, and nine species of parasites...
April 25, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444209/variation-in-the-time-of-colonization-of-broiler-carcasses-by-carrion-flies-in-nakhonsawan-province-thailand
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Kittikhun Moophayak, Kabkaew L Sukontason, Watcharapong Ruankham, Jeffery K Tomberlin, Nophawan Bunchu
Carrion flies are the primary insects colonizing vertebrate carrion; however, limited information is available on the variation in the time of colonization (TOC) as related to time of placement (TOP) and time of death (TOD), particularly in Thailand. Three seasonal sets of nine broiler carcasses (euthanized and placed in field within 0.5 h after death) were placed in mesh enclosures within a disturbed deciduous dipterocarp forest at Nakhonsawan Province, upper-central Thailand, for 3 d to determine the colonization time by carrion flies...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444165/proinflammatory-mediators-related-to-orthodontically-induced-periapical-root-resorption-in-rat-mandibular-molars
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Yoshiro Matsumoto, Siripen Sringkarnboriboon, Takashi Ono
Objectives: The early phase of orthodontic tooth movement involves acute inflammatory response that may induce bone resorption. The aim of this study was to localize and quantify cells in the periodontium expressing proinflammatory mediators during orthodontically induced periapical root resorption of the rat mandibular molars. Materials and methods: The levels of proinflammatory cytokines interleukin-1 (IL-1) α and β, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), inflammatory enzymes cyclooxygenase (COX) 1 and 2, and their product prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in the root resorption site were compared to those in the corresponding area of the untreated periodontal ligament (PDL) of physiologically drifting teeth...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443860/fabrication-of-large-area-polymer-microfilter-membranes-and-their-application-for-particle-and-cell-enrichment
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Javier Alejandro Hernández-Castro, Kebin Li, Anne Meunier, David Juncker, Teodor Veres
A vacuum assisted UV micro-molding (VAUM) process is proposed for the fabrication of freestanding and defect-free polymer membranes based on a UV-curable methacrylate polymer (MD 700). VAUM is a highly flexible and powerful method for fabricating low cost, robust, large-area membranes over 9 × 9 cm(2) with pore sizes from 8 to 20 μm in diameter, 20 to 100 μm in thickness, high aspect ratio (the thickness of the polymer over the diameter of the hole is up to 15 : 1), high porosity, and a wide variety of geometrical characteristics...
April 26, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443351/current-and-future-chemical-therapies-for-treating-anaemia-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Francesco Locatelli, Lucia Del Vecchio, Maria Carmen Luise
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are not perfect, since they have potential side effects. Iron therapy is also receiving growing attention in recent years. Areas covered: We performed a literature search on PubMed using the following key words: anaemia, chronic kidney disease, HIF stabilisers, sotatercept, actin traps, iron, iron-containing phosphate binders, iron dialysate. We reviewed new drugs that are under clinical development to obtain better safety and activity and/or easier and cheaper manufacturing processes in comparison to available ESAs...
April 26, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442996/structural-characteristics-of-simple-rna-repeats-associated-with-disease-and-their-deleterious-protein-interactions
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REVIEW
Adam Ciesiolka, Magdalena Jazurek, Karolina Drazkowska, Wlodzimierz J Krzyzosiak
Short Tandem Repeats (STRs) are frequent entities in many transcripts, however, in some cases, pathological events occur when a critical repeat length is reached. This phenomenon is observed in various neurological disorders, such as myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome, C9orf72-related amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia (C9ALS/FTD), and polyglutamine diseases, such as Huntington's disease (HD) and spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA). The pathological effects of these repeats are triggered by mutant RNA transcripts and/or encoded mutant proteins, which depend on the localization of the expanded repeats in non-coding or coding regions...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441969/molecular-identification-of-plasmodium-spp-and-blood-meal-sources-of-anophelines-in-environmental-reserves-on-s%C3%A3-o-lu%C3%A3-s-island-state-of-maranh%C3%A3-o-brazil
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Mayra Araguaia Pereira Figueiredo, Silvia Maria Di Santi, Wilson Gómez Manrique, Luiz Ricardo Gonçalves, Marcos Rogério André, Rosangela Zacarias Machado
BACKGROUND: Considering the diversity of feeding habits that females of some species of anophelines present, it is important to understand which vertebrates are part of blood food sources and how important is the role of each in the ecoepidemiology of malaria. There are many vector species for Plasmodium spp. in the State of Maranhão, Brazil. In São Luís Island, Anopheles aquasalis is the main vector for human malaria; this species is abundant in areas with primates that are positive for Plasmodium...
April 26, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441650/microrna-1185-induces-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-by-targeting-uvrag-and-krit1
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Haoyuan Deng, Xia Chu, Zhenfeng Song, Xinrui Deng, Huan Xu, Yaxin Ye, Songtao Li, Qiao Zhang, Changhao Sun, Ying Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Atherosclerosis is a multifactorial chronic disease and is the main cause of death and impairment in the world. Endothelial injury and apoptosis play a crucial role in the onset and development of atherosclerosis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been proven to be involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. However, studies of the functional role of apoptosis-related miRNAs in the endothelium during atherogenesis are limited. METHODS: Cell injury and apoptosis were measured in five types of cells transfected with miR-1185 or co-transfected with miR-1185 and its inhibitor...
April 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440635/enantioselective-multicomponent-reaction-for-rapid-construction-of-1-2-5-triol-derivatives-with-vicinal-chiral-centers
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Mingfeng Li, Xin Guo, Qing Zheng, Wenhao Hu, Shunying Liu
1,2,5-triol derivatives with vicinal chiral centers have been synthesized from simple starting materials by one-pot method in good yields and with an excellent enantioselectivity. This process was promoted by a chiral secondary amine and iridium(I) co-catalyzed three-component reaction of aryldiazoacetates and alcohols with enals as electrophiles followed by a reduction with NaBH4.. Iridium(I)-associated oxonium ylide intermediates were efficiently generated and successfully trapped by the amine-activated enals via a selective 1,4-addtition manner, generating enantioselective three-component coupling products...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440617/anchoring-tailored-low-index-faceted-biobr-nanoplates-onto-tio2-nanorods-to-enhance-the-stability-and-visible-light-driven-catalytic-activity
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Chao Xue, Tianxi Zhang, Shujiang Ding, Jinjia Wei, Guidong Yang
In this work, a fantastic one-dimensional (1D) BiOBr/TiO2 nanorods (NRs) heterojunction composite was rationally proposed and designed from the perspective of molecular and interface engineering. The fabricated intimately connected interfacial heterojunction between two-dimensional (2D) BiOBr nanoplates and 1D TiO2 NRs acts as the interfacial nano-channel to promote efficient interfacial charge migration and the separation of photogenerated electron-hole pairs. As a result, 1D BiOBr/TiO2 NRs heterojunctions exhibited outstanding visible-light photocatalytic activities and sustained cycling performance...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440576/new-cascarosides-from-rhamnus-purshiana-and-fragmentation-studies-of-the-class-by-it-ms
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Daniel P Demarque, Danielle R Pinho, Daniel R Callejon, Gibson G de Oliveira, Denise B Silva, Carlos A Carollo, Norberto P Lopes
RATIONALE: Anthrone and oxanthrone are important anthraquinone derivatives present in medicinal plants and are used in therapeutics as laxatives. Some of these plants need to be stored at least one year before they can be used in order to oxidize anthrones into oxanthrones, so to avoid severe diarrhea and dehydration. Therefore, this work aimed to characterize fragmentation reactions between these anthraquinones to provide an easy way to differentiate between the two classes, since it is necessary and important to discriminate and identify these derivatives in laxative plants and phytotherapic drugs...
April 25, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439454/distribution-and-establishment-of-the-alien-australian-redclaw-crayfish-cherax-quadricarinatus-in-south-africa-and-swaziland
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Ana L Nunes, Tsungai A Zengeya, Andries C Hoffman, G John Measey, Olaf L F Weyl
BACKGROUND: The Australian redclaw crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus, von Martens), is native to Australasia, but has been widely translocated around the world due to aquaculture and aquarium trade. Mostly as a result of escape from aquaculture facilities, this species has established extralimital populations in Australia and alien populations in Europe, Asia, Central America and Africa. In South Africa, C. quadricarinatus was first sampled from the wild in 2002 in the Komati River, following its escape from an aquaculture facility in Swaziland, but data on the current status of its populations are not available...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437984/light-bullets-in-coupled-nonlinear-schr%C3%A3-dinger-equations-with-variable-coefficients-and-a-trapping-potential
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Si-Liu Xu, Guo-Peng Zhao, Milivoj R Belić, Jun-Rong He, Li Xue
We analyze three-dimensional (3D) vector solitary waves in a system of coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations with spatially modulated diffraction and nonlinearity, under action of a composite self-consistent trapping potential. Exact vector solitary waves, or light bullets (LBs), are found using the self-similarity method. The stability of vortex 3D LB pairs is examined by direct numerical simulations; the results show that only low-order vortex soliton pairs with the mode parameter values n ≤ 1, l ≤ 1 and m = 0 can be supported by the spatially modulated interaction in the composite trap...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437948/uv-sensitive-superconducting-nanowire-single-photon-detectors-for-integration-in-an-ion-trap
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D H Slichter, V B Verma, D Leibfried, R P Mirin, S W Nam, D J Wineland
We demonstrate superconducting nanowire single photon detectors with 76 ± 4% system detection efficiency at a wavelength of 315 nm and an operating temperature of 3.2 K, with a background count rate below 1 count per second at saturated detection efficiency. We propose integrating these detectors into planar surface electrode radio-frequency Paul traps for use in trapped ion quantum information processing. We operate detectors integrated into test ion trap structures at 3.8 K both with and without typical radio-frequency trapping electric fields...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437611/dynamical-insights-in-the-decomposition-of-1-2-dioxetane
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Morgane Vacher, Anders M Brakestad, Hans O Karlsson, Ignacio Fdez Galván, Roland Lindh
Chemiluminescence in 1,2-dioxetane occurs via a thermally-activated decomposition reaction into two formaldehyde molecules. Both ground state and non-adiabatic dynamics (including singlet excited states) of the decomposition reaction have been simulated, starting from the first O-O bond breaking transition structure. The ground state dissociation occurs between t=30 fs and t=140 fs. The so-called entropic trap leads to frustrated dissociations, postponing the decomposition reaction. Specific geometrical conditions are necessary for the trajectories to escape from the entropic trap and for dissociation to be possible...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
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