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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151153/-2e-6z-9z-2-6-9-pentadecatrienal-as-a-male-produced-aggregation-sex-pheromone-of-the-cerambycid-beetle-elaphidion-mucronatum
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Jocelyn G Millar, Robert F Mitchell, Linnea R Meier, Todd D Johnson, Judith A Mongold-Diers, Lawrence M Hanks
An increasing body of evidence suggests that the volatile pheromones of cerambycid beetles are much more diverse in structure than previously hypothesized. Here, we describe the identification, synthesis, and field testing of (2E,6Z,9Z)-2,6,9-pentadecatrienal as a male-produced aggregation-sex pheromone of the cerambycid Elaphidion mucronatum (Say) (subfamily Cerambycinae, tribe Elaphidiini). This novel structure is unlike any previously described cerambycid pheromone, and in field bioassays attracted only this species...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151081/association-between-standard-laboratory-and-functional-tests-of-coagulation-in-dilutional-coagulopathy-an-in-vitro-study
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L J Krzych, P F Czempik
Standard laboratory tests (SLTs) of coagulation are in common use in clinical practice. We aimed to determine the association between SLTs and functional tests of coagulation in blood samples diluted with balanced crystalloid and colloid solutions in an ex vivo setting. The study group comprised 32 healthy young male volunteers. Whole blood samples were diluted at a 4:1 ratio with balanced crystalloid (Plasmalyte®) and two balanced colloids, 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (Volulyte®) and succinylated gelatin (Geloplasma®)...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150676/severe-pollution-in-china-amplified-by-atmospheric-moisture
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Xuexi Tie, Ru-Jin Huang, Junji Cao, Qiang Zhang, Yafang Cheng, Hang Su, Di Chang, Ulrich Pöschl, Thorsten Hoffmann, Uli Dusek, Guohui Li, Douglas R Worsnop, Colin D O'Dowd
In recent years, severe haze events often occurred in China, causing serious environmental problems. The mechanisms responsible for the haze formation, however, are still not well understood, hindering the forecast and mitigation of haze pollution. Our study of the 2012-13 winter haze events in Beijing shows that atmospheric water vapour plays a critical role in enhancing the heavy haze events. Under weak solar radiation and stagnant moist meteorological conditions in winter, air pollutants and water vapour accumulate in a shallow planetary boundary layer (PBL)...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150539/ros-and-glutathionylation-balance-cytoskeletal-dynamics-in-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation
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Darko Stojkov, Poorya Amini, Kevin Oberson, Christiane Sokollik, Andrea Duppenthaler, Hans-Uwe Simon, Shida Yousefi
The antimicrobial defense activity of neutrophils partly depends on their ability to form neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), but the underlying mechanism controlling NET formation remains unclear. We demonstrate that inhibiting cytoskeletal dynamics with pharmacological agents or by genetic manipulation prevents the degranulation of neutrophils and mitochondrial DNA release required for NET formation. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein-deficient neutrophils are unable to polymerize actin and exhibit a block in both degranulation and DNA release...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149648/dried-plum-alleviates-symptoms-of-inflammatory-arthritis-in-tnf-transgenic-mice
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Faryal Mirza, Joseph Lorenzo, Hicham Drissi, Francis Y Lee, Do Y Soung
Dried plum (DP), a rich source of polyphenols has been shown to have bone-preserving properties in both animal models of osteoporosis and postmenopausal women. We evaluated if DP alleviated the destruction of joints in transgenic mice (TG) that overexpress human tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a genetic model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A four-week treatment of 20% DP diet in TG slowed the onset of arthritis and reduced bone erosions in the joints compared to TG on a regular diet. This was associated with fewer tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) positive cells, suggesting decreased osteoclastogenesis...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149572/au-i-catalyzed-dimerization-of-two-alkyne-units-interplay-between-butadienyl-and-cyclopropenylmethyl-cation-model-studies-and-trapping-experiments
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Mathis Kreuzahler, Sven Fabig, Gebhard Haberhauer, Rolf Gleiter
In recent years, Au(I)-catalyzed reactions proved to be a valuable tool for the synthesis of substituted cycles by cycloaromatization and cycloisomerization starting from alkynes. Despite of the myriads of Au(I)-catalyzed reactions of alkynes, the mono Au(I)-catalyzed pendant to the radical dimerization of non-conjugated alkyne units has not been investigated by quantum chemical calculations. Herein by means of quantum chemical calculations, we describe the mono Au(I)-catalyzed dimerization of two alkyne units as well as the transannular ring closure reaction of a non-conjugated diyne...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149190/improved-capture-of-drosophila-suzukii-by-a-trap-baited-with-two-attractants-in-the-same-device
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Rodrigo Lasa, Eduardo Tadeo, Ricardo A Toledo-Hérnandez, Lino Carmona, Itzel Lima, Trevor Williams
The improvement of trap-lure combinations is an important part of integrated pest management programs that involve monitoring pests for timely insecticide applications, or for their use in control strategies such as mass trapping or bait stations. In this study improvements in the capture of Drosophila suzukii were not observed following the inclusion of different color stimuli with respect to a red-black stripe cup trap. This red-black stripe trap with a hemispherical dome-shaped lid had a significantly improved physical retention of flies compared to traps fitted with a flat lid...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149180/roles-of-vegf-flt-1-signaling-in-malignant-behaviors-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Ajiravudh Subarnbhesaj, Mutsumi Miyauchi, Chea Chanbora, Aki Mikuriya, Phuong Thao Nguyen, Hisako Furusho, Nurina Febriyanti Ayuningtyas, Minoru Fujita, Shigeaki Toratani, Masaaki Takechi, Shumpei Niida, Takashi Takata
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a highly specific signaling protein for vascular endothelial cells that plays a critical role in tumor growth and invasion through angiogenesis, and may contribute to cell migration and activation of pre-osteoclasts, osteoclasts and some tumor cells. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to clarify the detailed roles of VEGF-Flt-1 signaling in bone invasion of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells. RESULTS: Forty-two (42) of 54 cases with gingival SCC (77...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149068/a-new-uplc-ms-ms-method-for-the-characterization-and-discrimination-of-polysaccharides-from-genus-ephedra-based-on-enzymatic-digestions
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Yong-Gang Xia, Tian-Long Wang, Li-Ming Sun, Jun Liang, Bing-You Yang, Hai-Xue Kuang
Ephedra sinica polysaccharides have been reported to possess important activities, so quality evaluation of polysaccharides from the genus Ephedra is urgent. In this study, enzymatic digestions were performed to establish multiple saccharide fingerprints by ultra-performance liquid chromatography with electrospray ionization triple quadrupole linear ion trap mass spectrometry (UPLC-ESI-TQ-MS/MS) based on a multiple-reaction monitoring in negative mode. Under optimum UPLC-ESI⁻-TQ-MS/MS conditions, excellent separation and quantification of 21 constituents were achieved within 20 min on a solid core column with a 1...
November 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148150/pressure-flow-characteristics-of-breathing-systems-and-their-components-for-pediatric-and-adult-patients
#10
Christin Wenzel, Stefan Schumann, Johannes Spaeth
BACKGROUND: Breathing circuits connect the ventilator to the patients' respiratory system. Breathing tubes, connectors, and sensors contribute to artificial airway resistance to a varying extent. We hypothesized that the flow-dependent resistance is higher in pediatric breathing systems and their components compared to respective types for adults. AIMS: We aimed to characterize the resistance of representative breathing systems and their components used in pediatric patients (including devices for adults) by their nonlinear pressure-flow relationship...
November 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146301/association-of-sputum-and-blood-eosinophil-concentrations-with-clinical-measures-of-copd-severity-an-analysis-of-the-spiromics-cohort
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Annette T Hastie, Fernando J Martinez, Jeffrey L Curtis, Claire M Doerschuk, Nadia N Hansel, Stephanie Christenson, Nirupama Putcha, Victor E Ortega, Xingnan Li, R Graham Barr, Elizabeth E Carretta, David J Couper, Christopher B Cooper, Eric A Hoffman, Richard E Kanner, Eric Kleerup, Wanda K O'Neal, Richard Paine, Stephen P Peters, Neil E Alexis, Prescott G Woodruff, MeiLan K Han, Deborah A Meyers, Eugene R Bleecker
BACKGROUND: Increased concentrations of eosinophils in blood and sputum in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been associated with increased frequency of exacerbations, reduced lung function, and corticosteroid responsiveness. We aimed to assess whether high eosinophil concentrations in either sputum or blood are associated with a severe COPD phenotype, including greater exacerbation frequency, and whether blood eosinophils are predictive of sputum eosinophils. METHODS: We did a multicentre observational study analysing comprehensive baseline data from SPIROMICS in patients with COPD aged 40-80 years who had a smoking history of at least 20 pack-years, recruited from six clinical sites and additional subsites in the USA between Nov 12, 2010, and April 21, 2015...
November 13, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146272/obstruction-phenotype-as-a-predictor-of-asthma-severity-and-instability-in-children
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Ronald L Sorkness, Edward M Zoratti, Meyer Kattan, Peter J Gergen, Michael D Evans, Cynthia M Visness, Michelle Gill, Gurjit K Khurana Hershey, Carolyn M Kercsmar, Andrew H Liu, George T O'Connor, Jacqueline A Pongracic, Dinesh Pillai, Christine A Sorkness, Alkis Togias, Robert A Wood, William W Busse
BACKGROUND: Small airways instability, resulting in premature airway closure, has been recognized as a risk for asthma severity and poor control. Although spirometry has limited sensitivity for detecting small airway dysfunction, a focus on the air-trapping component of obstruction may identify a risk factor for asthma instability. OBJECTIVE: To use spirometric measurements to identify patterns of airway obstruction in children, and define obstruction phenotypes that relate to asthma instability...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145503/zinc-sulfate-contributes-to-promote-telomere-length-extension-via-increasing-telomerase-gene-expression-telomerase-activity-and-change-in-the-tert-gene-promoter-cpg-island-methylation-status-of-human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Raheleh Farahzadi, Ezzatollah Fathi, Seyed Alireza Mesbah-Namin, Nosratollah Zarghami
The use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for cell therapy and regenerative medicine has received widespread attention over the past few years, but their application can be complicated by factors such as reduction in proliferation potential, the senescent tendency of the MSCs upon expansion and their age-dependent decline in number and function. It was shown that all the mentioned features were accompanied by a reduction in telomerase activity and telomere shortening. Furthermore, the role of epigenetic changes in aging, especially changes in promoter methylation, was reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144740/identification-synthesis-and-safety-assessment-of-thidiazuron-1-phenyl-3-1-2-3-thidiazol-5-yl-urea-and-its-metabolites-in-kiwifruits
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Zhiwei Zhang, Haihua Yang, Zhenhong Gao, Yahong Yuan, Jing Dong, Yuan Wang, Tianli Yue
Quality of kiwifruit became worse due to the abuse of plant growth regulators (PGRs). The safety of the fruits treated with PGRs are also worried by consumers. Therefore, the present study analysed the structure of thidiazuron (TDZ, (1-phenyl-3-(1,2,3-thidiazol-5-yl)urea)) (1) and its metabolites of bio-transformation in kiwifruits by using liquid chromatography hybrid ion trap time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-IT-TOF-MS). Standard compounds were also synthesized and used for structural identification of those metabolites...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144282/substrate-effects-in-high-gain-low-operating-voltage-snse2-photoconductor
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Krishna Murali, Sangeeth Kallatt, Kausik Majumdar
High gain photoconductive devices find wide spread applications in low intensity light detection. Ultra-thin layered materials have recently attracted a lot of attention from researchers in this regard. However, in general, a large operating voltage is required to obtain large responsivity in these devices. In addition, the characteristics are often confounded by substrate induced trap effects. Here we report multi-layer SnSe2 based photoconductive devices using two different structures: (1) SiO2 substrate supported interdigitated electrode (IDE), and (2) suspended channel...
November 16, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143773/phonon-confinement-induced-non-concomitant-near-infrared-emission-along-a-single-zno-nanowire-spatial-evolution-study-of-phononic-and-photonic-properties
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Po-Hsun Shih, Tai-Yue Li, Yu-Chen Yeh, Sheng Yun Wu
The impact of mixed defects on ZnO phononic and photonic properties at the nanoscale is only now being investigated. Here we report an effective strategy to study the distribution of defects along the growth direction of a single ZnO nanowire (NW), performed qualitatively as well as quantitatively using energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), confocal Raman-, and photoluminescence (PL)-mapping technique. A non-concomitant near-infrared (NIR) emission of 1.53 ± 0.01 eV was observed near the bottom region of 2...
October 28, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142330/accurate-frequency-determination-of-vibration-rotation-and-rotational-transitions-of-sih
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José L Doménech, Stephan Schlemmer, Oskar Asvany
The fundamental (28)SiH(+) ion has been characterized in a collaborative work, utilizing a hollow-cathode-discharge laser-spectrometer and a cryogenic ion trap spectrometer. Twenty-three vibration-rotation transitions around 4.75 μm have been detected with high accuracy. This has facilitated the first direct measurement of the pure rotational transition J = 1 ← 0 at 453056.3632(4) MHz in the trap spectrometer. The measured and accurately predicted transitions enable the search for this ion in space with IR and sub-mm telescopes...
January 31, 2017: Astrophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142019/molecular-imaging-of-glut1-and-glut5-in-breast-cancer-a-multitracer-pet-imaging-study-in-mice
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Melinda Wuest, Ingrit Hamann, Vincent Bouvet, Darryl Glubrecht, Alison Marshall, Brendan Trayner, Olivier Soueidan, Daniel Krys, Michael Wagner, Chris Cheeseman, Frederick West, Frank Wuest
Use of [18F]FDG-PET in clinical breast cancer (BC) imaging is limited mainly due to insufficient expression levels of GLUT1 in up to 50% of all patients. Fructose-specific facilitative hexose transporter GLUT5 represents an alternative biomarker for PET imaging of hexose metabolism in BC. The goal of the present study was to compare uptake characteristics of selected hexose-based PET radiotracers in murine BC model EMT6. Uptake of 1-deoxy-1-[18F]fluoro-D-fructose (1-[18F]FDF), 6-deoxy-6-[18F]fluoro-D-fructose (6-[18F]FDF), 1-deoxy-1-[18F]fluoro-2,5-anhydro-mannitol (1-[18F]FDAM), 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose (2-[18F]FDG) and 6-deoxy-6-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose (6-[18F]FDG) was studied in EMT6 cells, tumors and muscle and correlated to GLUT1 and GLUT5 expression levels...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141746/monitoring-and-control-of-aedes-albopictus-a-vector-of-zika-virus-near-residences-of-imported-zika-virus-patients-during-2016-in-south-korea
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Kyu-Sik Chang, Gi-Hun Kim, Young-Ran Ha, Eun Kyeong Jeong, Heung-Chul Kim, Terry A Klein, Seung Hwan Shin, Eun Jeung Kim, Seung Jegal, Se Jin Chung, Young-Ran Ju, Young Mee Jee
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arthropod-borne virus mainly transmitted by Aedes species. A total of nine of the 16 imported ZIKV reported cases during the mosquito season in the Republic of Korea (ROK), following the return of local nationals from foreign ZIKV endemic countries, were surveyed for Aedes albopictus. Surveillance and vector control of Ae. albopictus, a potential vector of ZIKV, and related species are critical for reducing the potential for autochthonous transmission in the ROK. Surveillance and vector control were coordinated by Korean Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC) and conducted by local health authorities within 200 m of imported ZIKV patients' residences...
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141180/motor-neuron-migration-and-positioning-mechanisms-new-roles-for-guidance-cues
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REVIEW
Minkyung Kim, Brielle Bjorke, Grant S Mastick
Motor neurons differentiate from progenitor cells and cluster as motor nuclei, settling next to the floor plate in the brain stem and spinal cord. Although precise positioning of motor neurons is critical for their functional input and output, the molecular mechanisms that guide motor neurons to their proper positions remain poorly understood. Here, we review recent evidence of motor neuron positioning mechanisms, highlighting situations in which motor neuron cell bodies can migrate, and experiments that show that their migration is regulated by axon guidance cues...
November 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
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