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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212437/the-nature-of-allometry-in-an-exaggerated-trait-the-postocular-flange-in-platyneuromus-weele-insecta-megaloptera
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Andrés Ramírez-Ponce, Gabriela Garfias-Lozano, Atilano Contreras-Ramos
The origin and function of exaggerated traits exhibited by a great number of species with sexual dimorphism remain largely unexplored. The usual model considered as the evolutionary mechanism for the development of these structures is sexual selection. The nature of growth of the postocular flange (POF) in three species of the dobsonfly genus Platyneuromus (Megaloptera, Corydalidae, Corydalinae) is analyzed to explore sexual size dimorphism and allometric scaling. Results involve positive allometry of POF in males of two species, and negative allometry in males of one species, in general with a female-biased sexual dimorphism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208728/parabens-accelerate-ovarian-dysfunction-in-a-4-vinylcyclohexene-diepoxide-induced-ovarian-failure-model
#2
Jae-Hwan Lee, Myeongho Lee, Changhwan Ahn, Hee Young Kang, Dinh Nam Tran, Eui-Bae Jeung
Parabens are widely used preservatives in basic necessities such as cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. In previous studies, xenoestrogenic actions of parabens were reported in an immature rat model and a rat pituitary cell line (GH3 cells). The relationship between parabens and ovarian failure has not been described. In the present study, the influence of parabens on ovarian folliculogenesis and steroidogenesis was investigated. A disruptor of ovarian small pre-antral follicles, 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD, 40 mg/kg), was used to induce premature ovarian failure (POF)...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195085/histological-evaluation-of-the-possible-transformation-of-peripheral-giant-cell-granuloma-and-peripheral-ossifying-fibroma-a-preliminary-study
#3
Ömür Dereci, Şivge Akgün, Bülent Celasun, Adnan Öztürk, Ömer Günhan
AIMS: The objective of this study is to describe shared morphological features of peripheral giant cell granuloma (PGCG) and peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) in detail and discuss the possible relationship between them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten intermediate cases with features resembling to both POF and PGCG were selected and type 3 and 1 collagen immunostainings were performed for evaluation of the connective tissue maturation. Immunohistochemical staining percentage (SP) for stromal cells in the slides of POF and PGCG counterparts of intermediate lesions was scored as 1 when the SP was above 10%, 2 when the SP was above 25%, 3 when the SP was above 50% and 4 when the SP was above 75%...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194982/porous-aromatic-framework-48-gel-hybrid-material-coated-solid-phase-microextraction-fiber-for-the-determination-of-the-migration-of-styrene-from-polystyrene-food-contact-materials
#4
Yuanyuan Jin, Zhongyue Li, Lei Yang, Jun Xu, Le Zhao, Zhonghao Li, Jiajia Niu
A novel solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fiber was fabricated by a porous aromatic framework 48 (PAF-48)/gel hybrid material through a sol-gel process. PAF-48 is a porous organic framework (POF) material that was polymerized from 1,3,5-triphenylbenzene. The uniform pore structure, high surface area, continuous conjugate network, and hydrophobicity make PAF-48 expected to have special abilities to absorb and extract styrene as well as some other harmful volatile aromatic compounds (VACs). The PAF-48/gel-coated fiber was explored for the extraction of styrene and six VACs (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes) from aqueous food simulants followed by gas chromatography (GC) separation...
January 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178855/ginsenoside-rg1-improves-fertility-and-reduces-ovarian-pathological-damages-in-premature-ovarian-failure-model-of-mice
#5
Lianli He, Li Ling, Tianqin Wei, Yaping Wang, Zhengai Xiong
This study aims to investigate the effect as well as mechanism of ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) on premature ovarian failure (POF) induced by d-galactose (d-gal) in mice. C57BL/6 female mice were divided into four groups randomly, which were the saline group, the d-gal group, the d-gal + Rg1 group, and the Rg1 group. Body weight was recorded. Overall ovarian function including estrous cycles, sex hormone secretion, ovarian follicle development, and ovarian morphology was analyzed by H&E staining and ELISA. Effect of Rg1 on aging was determined by analyzing the activities of oxidation-associated biomarkers, pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion, expression of senescence-associated proteins, and fertility...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117701/a-wide-range-displacement-sensor-based-on-plastic-fiber-macro-bend-coupling
#6
Jia Liu, Yulong Hou, Huixin Zhang, Pinggang Jia, Shan Su, Guocheng Fang, Wenyi Liu, Jijun Xiong
This paper proposes the strategy of fabricating an all fiber wide-range displacement sensor based on the macro-bend coupling effect which causes power transmission between two twisted bending plastic optical fibers (POF), where the coupling power changes with the bending radius of the fibers. For the sensor, a structure of two twisted plastic fibers is designed with the experimental platform that we constructed. The influence of external temperature and displacement speed shifts are reported. The displacement sensor performance is the sensor test at different temperatures and speeds...
January 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117219/revised-atlanta-classification-and-determinant-based-classification-which-one-better-at-stratifying-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
#7
Jun-Ho Choi, Myung-Hwan Kim, Dong Hui Cho, Dongwook Oh, Hyun Woo Lee, Tae Jun Song, Do Hyun Park, Sang Soo Lee, Dong-Wan Seo, Sung Koo Lee
BACGROUND: Two different severity classifications (revised Atlanta classification [RAC] and determinant-based classification [DBC]) were recently proposed. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of a prospective acute pancreatitis (AP) database. This study aims to compare the ability of three classification systems (RAC, DBC, and original Atlanta classification [OAC]) to stratify outcomes of AP and to determine the association between different severity categories and clinical outcomes...
January 17, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114977/study-of-the-reparative-effects-of-menstrual-derived-stem-cells-on-premature-ovarian-failure-in-mice
#8
Zhen Wang, Yueling Wang, Ting Yang, Jing Li, Xinyuan Yang
BACKGROUND: Young female patients who receive chemotherapy frequently face premature ovarian failure (POF). The therapeutic potential of stem cells in these patients has been explored in stem cells derived from different sources. However, many of these types of stem cells are either difficult to obtain or obtaining them involves invasive procedures. Here, we show that menstrual-derived stem cells (MenSCs) are easy to access and exhibit mesenchymal stem cell-like properties. MenSCs are therefore a novel source of stem cells that can be used for tissue repair...
January 23, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105091/effect-of-melatonin-on-the-peripheral-t-lymphocyte-cell-cycle-and-levels-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-patients-with-premature-ovarian-failure
#9
Yanmin Li, Hongli Liu, Jing Sun, Yipeng Tian, Changzhong Li
The objective of the present study was to observe the curative effect and mechanism of melatonin for suppression of premature ovarian failure (POF). From December 2014 to June 2015, 128 patients were consecutively diagnosed with POF in the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. The patients were randomly divided into the experimental and control groups. The experimental group received melatonin tablets (1-3 mg/day), while the control group received placebo tablets. The levels of six sex hormones, percentage of T lymphocytes in the G1/M phase, and levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) were determined at four different time-points (1 day before treatment, and at 1, 3 and 6 months after treatment) in both groups...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059416/macroporous-resin-purification-and-characterization-of-flavonoids-from-platycladus-orientalis-l-franco-and-their-effects-on-macrophage-inflammatory-response
#10
Jiaoyan Ren, Yamei Zheng, Zehua Lin, Xin Han, Wenzhen Liao
The flavonoids (POFs) from the leaves of Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco were purified using six different macroporous adsorption resins including polar resins NKA-9 and ADS-F8, semi-polar resins ADS-17 and AB-8, and non-polar resins D101 and ADS-5. Among semi-polar resins, AB-8 demonstrated the best adsorption and desorption capacities with an adsorption ratio of 86% and a desorption ratio of 52%. According to the Simultaneous Thermogravimetry-Differential Scanning Calorimetry (STA/TG-DSC) analysis, POFs showed three thermally decomposed temperatures (347...
January 6, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047557/su-g-tep2-15-feasibility-study-of-fiber-optic-cerenkov-radiation-sensors-for-in-vivo-measurement-dosimetric-characterization-and-clinical-application-in-proton-beams
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J Lah, J Son, G Kim, D Shin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the possibility of a fiber-optic Cerenkov radiation sensor (FCRS) for in vivo dose verification in proton therapy. METHODS: The Cerenkov radiation due to the proton beam was measured using a homemade phantom, consisting of a plastic optical fiber (POF, PGSCD1001-13-E, Toray, Tokyo, Japan) connected to each channel of a multianode photomultiplier tube (MAPMT:H7546, Hamamatsu Photonics, Shizuoka, Japan). Data were acquired using a multi-anode photomultiplier tube with the NI-DAQ system (National Instruments Texas, USA)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040259/postoperative-fever-after-hemiarthroplasty-in-elderly-patients-over-70-years-of-age-with-displaced-femoral-neck-fracture-necessity-of-routine-workup
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Je-Hyun Yoo, Ki-Tae Kim, Tae-Young Kim, Ji-Hyo Hwang, Jun-Dong Chang
OBJECTIVES: Displaced femoral neck fracture in elderly patients has been treated with hemiarthroplasty as the treatment of choice. Fever following HA is common in these elderly patients. The aim of this study was to determine which post-HA fever workup could be beneficial in this group of patients. METHODS: A total of 272 consecutive patients aged ≥70 years undergoing HA for displaced femoral neck fracture were retrospectively investigated. Postoperative fever (POF) was defined as any recorded body temperature ≥38°C in the early postoperative period...
February 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018715/water-equivalent-fiber-radiation-dosimeter-with-two-scintillating-materials
#13
Zhuang Qin, Yaosheng Hu, Yu Ma, Wei Lin, Xianping Luo, Wenhui Zhao, Weimin Sun, Daxin Zhang, Ziyin Chen, Boran Wang, Elfed Lewis
An inorganic scintillating material plastic optical fiber (POF) dosimeter for measuring ionizing radiation during radiotherapy applications is reported. It is necessary that an ideal dosimeter exhibits many desirable qualities, including water equivalence, energy independence, reproducibility, dose linearity. There has been much recent research concerning inorganic dosimeters. However, little reference has been made to date of the depth-dose characteristics of dosimeter materials. In the case of inorganic scintillating materials, they are predominantly non water-equivalent, with their effective atomic weight (Zeff) being typically much greater than that of water...
December 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989800/next-generation-sequencing-identifies-abnormal-y-chromosome-and-candidate-causal-variants-in-premature-ovarian-failure-patients
#14
Yujung Lee, Changshin Kim, YoungJoon Park, Jung-A Pyun, KyuBum Kwack
Premature ovarian failure (POF) is characterized by heterogeneous genetic causes such as chromosomal abnormalities and variants in causal genes. Recently, development of techniques made next generation sequencing (NGS) possible to detect genome wide variants including chromosomal abnormalities. Among 37 Korean POF patients, XY karyotype with distal part deletions of Y chromosome, Yp11.32-31 and Yp12 end part, was observed in two patients through NGS. Six deleterious variants in POF genes were also detected which might explain the pathogenesis of POF with abnormalities in the sex chromosomes...
October 29, 2016: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983608/refractive-index-sensing-with-d-shaped-plastic-optical-fibers-for-chemical-and-biochemical-applications
#15
Filipa Sequeira, Daniel Duarte, Lúcia Bilro, Alisa Rudnitskaya, Maria Pesavento, Luigi Zeni, Nunzio Cennamo
We report the optimization of the length of a D-shaped plastic optical fiber (POF) sensor for refractive index (RI) sensing from a numerical and experimental point of view. The sensing principle is based on total internal reflection (TIR). POFs with 1 mm in diameter were embedded in grooves, realized in planar supports with different lengths, and polished to remove the cladding and part of the core. All D-shaped POF sensors were tested using aqueous medium with different refractive indices (from 1.332 to 1...
December 13, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981878/xenogeneic-decellularized-scaffold-a-novel-platform-for-ovary-regeneration
#16
Wen-Yue Liu, Shi-Gang Lin, Ru-Yi Zhuo, Yuan-Yuan Xie, Wei Pan, Xian-Feng Lin, Fei-Xia Shen
Women younger than 40 years may face early menopause because of premature ovarian failure (POF). The cause of POF can be idiopathic or iatrogenic, especially the cancer-induced oophorectomy and chemo- or radiation therapy. The current treatments, including hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and cryopreservation techniques, have increased risk of ovarian cancer and may reintroduce malignant cells after autografting. Decellularization technique has been regarded as a novel regenerative medicine strategy for organ replacement, wherein the living cells of an organ are removed, leaving the extracellular matrix (ECM) for cellular seeding...
February 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965399/selenium-binding-protein-1-autoantibodies-in-ovarian-disorders-and-ovarian-cancer
#17
Yi Yu-Rice, Seby L Edassery, Nicole Urban, Ingegerd Hellstrom, Karl Eric Hellstrom, Youping Deng, Yan Li, Judith Luborsky
Infertility is a risk factor for ovarian cancer (OvCa). The goal was to determine if antibodies to Selenium Binding Protein 1 (SBP1), an autoantibody we identified in patients with premature ovarian failure (POF), occurs in both infertility and OvCa patients, and thus could be associated with preneoplasia. Anti-SBP1 was measured by immunoassay against recombinant SBP1, in sera from OvCa (n=41), infertility (n=92) and control (n=87) patients. Infertility causes were POF, unexplained, irregular ovulation or endometriosis...
December 13, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930667/protein-phosphatase-6-protects-prophase-i-arrested-oocytes-by-safeguarding-genomic-integrity
#18
Meng-Wen Hu, Tie-Gang Meng, Zong-Zhe Jiang, Ming-Zhe Dong, Heide Schatten, Xingzhi Xu, Zhen-Bo Wang, Qing-Yuan Sun
Mammalian oocytes are arrested at prophase of the first meiotic division in the primordial follicle pool for months, even years, after birth depending on species, and only a limited number of oocytes resume meiosis, complete maturation, and ovulate with each reproductive cycle. We recently reported that protein phosphatase 6 (PP6), a member of the PP2A-like subfamily, which accounts for cellular serine/threonine phosphatase activity, functions in completing the second meiosis. Here, we generated mutant mice with a specific deletion of Ppp6c in oocytes from the primordial follicle stage by crossing Ppp6cF/F mice with Gdf9-Cre mice and found that Ppp6cF/F; GCre+ mice are infertile...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891401/premature-ovarian-failure-an-association-with-autoimmune-diseases
#19
Ayesha, Vandana Jha, Deepti Goswami
INTRODUCTION: Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is the cessation of ovarian function before the age of 40 years. POF is reported to be associated with autoimmune diseases in 20-30% of cases. AIM: Patients presenting with idiopathic POF were screened for the presence of autoimmune disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with idiopathic POF were included in the study. Baseline investigation in all subjects included fasting serum FSH, LH, E2, progesterone, free T3, free T4, Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Anti-Thyroperoxidase (anti-TPO) antibodies, testosterone and Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS) levels...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876427/fmr1-premutation-not-only-important-in-premature-ovarian-failure-but-also-in-diminished-ovarian-reserve
#20
Ali Eslami, Kamelia Farahmand, Mehdi Totonchi, Tahereh Madani, Ummulbanin Asadpour, Shabnam Zari Moradi, Hamid Gourabi, Anahita Mohseni-Meybodi
It is recognized that FMR1 premutation expansions are associated with premature ovarian failure (POF), but their role in diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) is not clearly established. Moreover, the impact of smaller repeats at the boundary of premutation and normal is less clear. Therefore, we have compared the frequency of these intermediate (45-54 repeats) and premutation (>55) sized FMR1 CGG repeats among a patients group including 188 DOR and 173 POF women and 200 controls. FSH and LH concentrations were also compared between intermediate and premutation ranges in patients...
November 23, 2016: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
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