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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106921/evaluation-of-efficacy-of-impregnated-curtains-in-experimental-hen-houses-as-a-phlebotomine-control-tool-in-northeast-argentina
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M Manteca Acosta, M S Santini, A A Pérez, O D Salomón
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of insecticide-impregnated curtains against the entry of phlebotomine (Diptera: Psychodidae) flies into experimental slatted hen houses in an area endemic for American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL). Three treatments in experimental dwellings containing three chickens each were applied using, respectively, an impregnated curtain (IC), a non-impregnated curtain (NIC) and no curtain (NC). A control site without chickens (WC) was included. The study used permethrin at 0...
January 20, 2017: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106154/anisotropic-hydrogen-diffusion-in-%C3%AE-zr-and-zircaloy-predicted-by-accelerated-kinetic-monte-carlo-simulations
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Yongfeng Zhang, Chao Jiang, Xianming Bai
This report presents an accelerated kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) method to compute the diffusivity of hydrogen in hcp metals and alloys, considering both thermally activated hopping and quantum tunneling. The acceleration is achieved by replacing regular KMC jumps in trapping energy basins formed by neighboring tetrahedral interstitial sites, with analytical solutions for basin exiting time and probability. Parameterized by density functional theory (DFT) calculations, the accelerated KMC method is shown to be capable of efficiently calculating hydrogen diffusivity in α-Zr and Zircaloy, without altering the kinetics of long-range diffusion...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105813/generation-and-trapping-of-nitrosocarbonyl-intermediates
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Misal Giuseppe Memeo, Paolo Quadrelli
The nitrosocarbonyls (R-CONO) are highly reactive species and remarkable intermediates toward different synthetic targets. This review will cover a research area whose impact in current organic synthesis is constantly increasing in the chemical community. This review represents the first and comprehensive picture on the generation and trapping of nitrosocarbonyls and is solidly built on more than 380 papers. Six different classes of key starting materials such as hydroxamic acids, N-hydroxy carbamates, N-hydroxyureas, nitrile oxides, and 1,2,4-oxadiazole-4-oxides were highlighted...
January 20, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104397/pink1-alleviates-myocardial-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-by-ameliorating-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Yang Li, Liangxian Qiu, Xiping Liu, Zhiwen Hou, Bo Yu
PTEN inducible kinase-1 (PINK1) mutant induces mitochondrial dysfunction of cells, resulting in an inherited form of Parkinson's disease. However its exact role in the cardiomyocytes is unclear. The present study examined the function of PINK1 in hypoxia-reoxygenation (H/R) induced H9c2 cell damage and its potential mechanism. The H/R model in H9c2 cells was established by 6 h of hypoxia and 12 h of reoxygenation. The CCK8 and LDH assay indicated that the cell viability was obviously reduced after H/R. The expression of PINK1 was decreased in H/R-induced H9c2 cells compared with control group...
January 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102751/extracellular-vesicles-from-activated-platelets-a-semiquantitative-cryo-electron-microscopy-and-immuno-gold-labeling-study
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Alain R Brisson, Sisareuth Tan, Romain Linares, Céline Gounou, Nicolas Arraud
Cells release membrane vesicles in their surrounding medium either constitutively or in response to activating signals. Two main types of extracellular vesicles (EVs) are commonly distinguished based on their mechanism of formation, membrane composition and size. According to the current model, EVs shed from the plasma membrane, often called microvesicles, expose phosphatidylserine (PS) and range in size from 100 nm to 1 µm, while EVs originating from endosomal multi-vesicular bodies, called exosomes, contain tetraspanin proteins, including CD63, and range in size from 50 to 100 nm...
January 19, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101854/impurity-location-dependent-relaxation-dynamics-of-cu-cds-quantum-dots
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Dayeon Choi, Ji-Young Pyo, Du-Jeon Jang
Various types of 2% Cu-incorporated CdS (Cu:CdS) quantum dots (QDs) with very similar sizes have been prepared via a water soluble colloidal method. The locations of Cu impurities in CdS host nanocrystals have been controlled by adopting three different synthetic ways of doping, exchange, and adsorption to understand the impurity location-dependent relaxation dynamics of charge carriers. The oxidation state of incorporated Cu impurities has been found to be +1 and the band-gap energy of Cu:CdS QDs decreases as Cu2S forms at the surfaces of CdS QDs...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098999/dna-deformation-coupled-recognition-of-8-oxoguanine-conformational-kinetic-gating-in-human-dna-glycosylase
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Haoquan Li, Anton V Endutkin, Christina Bergonzo, Fu Lin, Arthur P Grollman, Dmitry O Zharkov, Carlos Simmerling
8-Oxoguanine (8-oxoG), a mutagenic DNA lesion generated under oxidative stress, differs from its precursor guanine by only two substitutions (O8 and H7). Human 8-oxoguanine glycosylase 1 (OGG1) can locate and remove 8-oxoG through extrusion and excision. To date, it remains unclear how OGG1 efficiently distinguishes 8-oxoG from a large excess of undamaged DNA bases. We recently showed that formamidopyrimidine-DNA glycosylase (Fpg), a bacterial functional analog of OGG1, can selectively facilitate eversion of oxoG by stabilizing several intermediate states, and it is intriguing whether OGG1 also employs a similar mechanism in lesion recognition...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098467/modular-two-step-approach-for-the-stereodivergent-synthesis-of-1-3-diamines-with-three-continuous-stereocenters
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Juliette Halli, Michael Bolte, Jan Bats, Georg Manolikakes
A two-step reaction sequence for the highly stereodivergent construction of 1,3-diamines with three continuous stereocenters is reported. This novel method enables the controlled synthesis of any given diastereomer of the 1,3-diamine scaffold from a simple set of starting materials in a highly modular manner. The disclosed approach is based on the reaction of an enamide with an in situ generated N-acylimine followed by a subsequent trapping of the generated intermediate with a suitable nucleophile. By careful choice of starting materials, reagents, and reaction conditions, each stereocenter can be constructed in a highly selective fashion...
January 18, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098138/scimp-is-a-transmembrane-non-tir-tlr-adaptor-that-promotes-proinflammatory-cytokine-production-from-macrophages
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Lin Luo, Nilesh J Bokil, Adam A Wall, Ronan Kapetanovic, Natalie M Lansdaal, Faustine Marceline, Belinda J Burgess, Samuel J Tong, Zhong Guo, Kirill Alexandrov, Ian L Ross, Margaret L Hibbs, Jennifer L Stow, Matthew J Sweet
Danger signals activate Toll-like receptors (TLRs), thereby initiating inflammatory responses. Canonical TLR signalling, via Toll/Interleukin-1 receptor domain (TIR)-containing adaptors and proinflammatory transcription factors such as NF-κB, occurs in many cell types; however, additional mechanisms are required for specificity of inflammatory responses in innate immune cells. Here we show that SCIMP, an immune-restricted, transmembrane adaptor protein (TRAP), promotes selective proinflammatory cytokine responses by direct modulation of TLR4...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098137/origin-and-evolution-of-the-deep-thermochemical-structure-beneath-eurasia
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N Flament, S Williams, R D Müller, M Gurnis, D J Bower
A unique structure in the Earth's lowermost mantle, the Perm Anomaly, was recently identified beneath Eurasia. It seismologically resembles the large low-shear velocity provinces (LLSVPs) under Africa and the Pacific, but is much smaller. This challenges the current understanding of the evolution of the plate-mantle system in which plumes rise from the edges of the two LLSVPs, spatially fixed in time. New models of mantle flow over the last 230 million years reproduce the present-day structure of the lower mantle, and show a Perm-like anomaly...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097231/protein-disulfide-isomerase-inhibition-blocks-thrombin-generation-in-humans-by-interfering-with-platelet-factor-v-activation
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Jack D Stopa, Donna Neuberg, Maneka Puligandla, Bruce Furie, Robert Flaumenhaft, Jeffrey I Zwicker
BACKGROUND: Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) is required for thrombus formation. We previously demonstrated that glycosylated quercetin flavonoids such as isoquercetin inhibit PDI activity and thrombus formation in animal models, but whether extracellular PDI represents a viable anticoagulant target in humans and how its inhibition affects blood coagulation remain unknown. METHODS: We evaluated effects of oral administration of isoquercetin on platelet-dependent thrombin generation in healthy subjects and patients with persistently elevated anti-phospholipid antibodies...
January 12, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095414/mosquito-disseminated-insecticide-for-citywide-vector-control-and-its-potential-to-block-arbovirus-epidemics-entomological-observations-and-modeling-results-from-amazonian-brazil
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Fernando Abad-Franch, Elvira Zamora-Perea, Sérgio L B Luz
BACKGROUND: Mosquito-borne viruses threaten public health worldwide. When the ratio of competent vectors to susceptible humans is low enough, the virus's basic reproductive number (R0) falls below 1.0 (each case generating, on average, <1.0 additional case) and the infection fades out from the population. Conventional mosquito control tactics, however, seldom yield R0 < 1.0. A promising alternative uses mosquitoes to disseminate a potent growth-regulator larvicide, pyriproxyfen (PPF), to aquatic larval habitats; this kills most mosquito juveniles and substantially reduces adult mosquito emergence...
January 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094939/unimolecular-decomposition-mechanism-of-1-2-dioxetanedione-concerted-or-biradical-that-is-the-question
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Pooria Farahani, Wilhelm Josef Baader
Determination of the ground and excited state unimolecular decomposition mechanisms of 1,2-dioxetanedione gives a level of insight into bimolecular decomposition reactions of this kind for which some experimental results are reported. Although, a few studies have put some effort to describe a biradical mechanism of this decomposition, there is still no systematic study which proves an existence of a biradical character. In the present study, state-of-the-art high-level multistate multiconfigurational reference second-order perturbation theory calculations are performed to describe the reaction mechanism of 1,2-dioxetanedione, in detail...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094373/conformational-dynamics-and-self-association-of-intrinsically-disordered-huntingtin-exon-1-in-cells
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Steffen Büning, Abhishek Sharma, Shivang Vachharajani, Estella Newcombe, Angelique Ormsby, Mimi Gao, David Gnutt, Tobias Vöpel, Danny M Hatters, Simon Ebbinghaus
Huntington's disease is caused by a CAG trinucleotide expansion mutation in the Huntingtin gene that leads to an artificially long polyglutamine sequence in the Huntingtin protein. A key feature of the disease is the intracellular aggregation of the Huntingtin exon 1 protein (Httex1) into micrometer sized inclusion bodies. The aggregation process of Httex1 has been extensively studied in vitro, however, the crucial early events of nucleation and aggregation in the cell remain elusive. Here, we studied the conformational dynamics and self-association of Httex1 by in-cell experiments using laser-induced temperature jumps and analytical ultracentrifugation...
January 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093912/an-alternative-route-towards-nitrones-experimental-and-theoretical-findings
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Damir A Safin, Mariusz P Mitoraj, Maria G Babashkina, Piotr Kubisiak, Koen Robeyns, Yaroslav Filinchuk
Nitrones are important building blocks for natural and biologically active compounds, used as spin-trap reagents and therapeutic agents. All this makes nitrones intriguing and valuable compounds for fundamental studies and as useful chemicals in various synthetic strategies. Therefore nitrones are still of great interest and in the limelight of researches. With our initial goal to solve synthetic problems towards 5-phenyl-2,2'-bipyridine (Phbpy), we found that this reaction can proceed through the formation of 6-phenyl-3-(pyridin-2-yl)-1,2,4-triazin-4(3H)-ol (4-OH), which rapidly isomerizes to a 3,4-dihydro-1,2,4-triazine-based nitrone, namely 6-phenyl-3-pyridin-2-yl-2,3-dihydro-1,2,4-triazin-4-oxide (4'), This encouraged us to study condensation of hydrazonophenylacetaldehyde oxime (2), obtained from 2-isonitrosoacetophenone (1), with other aldehydes...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093859/anion-templated-nanosized-silver-alkynyl-clusters-cluster-engineering-and-solution-behavior
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Shan-Shan Zhang, Haifeng Su, Zhi Wang, Chen-Ho Tung, Di Sun, Lan-Sun Zheng
Assembly of nanosized polynuclear metal clusters from simple building blocks usually involves complicated self-organization processes and lacks controllability, thus is a challenge task for a long time. Here we demonstrate the controllable assembly, single crystal structures and solution behaviors of four molecular assemblies based on nanosized silver alkynyl clusters. In the presence of concomitant CrO42- and Cl- templates, we could isolated a discrete cluster 1 and a polymeric chain-like compound 2 based on similar [(CrO4)Cl@Ag42] cluster units by using different silver salts...
January 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093607/osmopriming-induced-salt-tolerance-during-seed-germination-of-alfalfa-most-likely-mediates-through-h2o2-signaling-and-upregulation-of-heme-oxygenase
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Rayhaneh Amooaghaie, Fatemeh Tabatabaie
The present study showed that osmopriming or pretreatment with low H2O2 doses (2 mM) for 6 h alleviated salt-reduced seed germination. The NADPH oxidase activity was the main source, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity might be a secondary source of H2O2 generation during osmopriming or H2O2 pretreatment. Hematin pretreatment similar to osmopriming improved salt-reduced seed germination that was coincident with the enhancement of heme oxygenase (HO) activity. The semi-quantitative RT-PCR confirmed that osmopriming or H2O2 pretreatment was able to upregulate heme oxygenase HO-1 transcription, while the application of N,N-dimethyl thiourea (DMTU as trap of endogenous H2O2) and diphenyleneiodonium (DPI as inhibitor of NADPHox) not only blocked the upregulation of HO but also reversed the osmopriming-induced salt attenuation...
January 16, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093429/paediatric-ed-bipap-continuous-quality-improvement-programme-with-patient-analysis-2005-2013
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Thomas Abramo, Abby Williams, Samaiya Mushtaq, Mark Meredith, Rawle Sepaule, Kristen Crossman, Cheryl Burney Jones, Suzanne Godbold, Zhuopei Hu, Todd Nick
OBJECTIVE: In paediatric moderate-to-severe asthmatics, there is significant bronchospasm, airway obstruction, air trapping causing severe hyperinflation with more positive intraplural pressure preventing passive air movement. These effects cause an increased respiratory rate (RR), less airflow and shortened inspiratory breath time. In certain asthmatics, aerosols are ineffective due to their inadequate ventilation. Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) in acute paediatric asthmatics can be an effective treatment...
January 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092703/enantioselective-three-component-amination-of-enecarbamates-enables-the-synthesis-of-structurally-complex-small-molecules
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Audrey Dumoulin, Guillaume Bernadat, Géraldine Masson
The control of asymmetric synthesis tools represents a major challenge, especially when it comes to the synthesis of bioactive molecules. In this context, the asymmetric synthesis of 1,2-diamines through amination of enecarbamates has appeared to us as a highly efficient and tunable approach. Indeed, reactivity of the latter species could be exploited to realize a double functionalization via an electrophilic amination followed by nucleophilic trapping. Herein, we describe a chiral phosphoric acid-catalyzed electrophilic amination of enecarbamates with dibenzylazodicarboxylate and oxygenated or thiol-containing nucleophiles affording stable precursors of α-hydrazinoimines in high yields and with almost complete enantioselectivities (up to >99%)...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092427/layer-dependence-and-light-tuning-surface-potential-of-2d-mos2-on-various-substrates
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Feng Li, Junjie Qi, Minxuan Xu, Jiankun Xiao, Yuliang Xu, Xiankun Zhang, Shuo Liu, Yue Zhang
Here surface potential of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) grown 2D MoS2 with various layers is reported, and the effect of adherent substrate and light illumination on surface potential of monolayer MoS2 are investigated. The surface potential of MoS2 on Si/SiO2 substrate decreases from 4.93 to 4.84 eV with the increase in the number of layer from 1 to 4 or more. Especially, the surface potentials of monolayer MoS2 are strongly dependent on its adherent substrate, which are determined to be 4.55, 4.88, 4.93, 5...
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