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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738606/a-label-free-fluorometric-assay-for-actin-detection-based-on-enzyme-responsive-dna-templated-copper-nanoparticles
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Quanwei Song, Lixia Yang, Hongkun Chen, Rong Zhang, Na Na, Jin Ouyang
Herein, we develop a fluorescent strategy for label-free detection of actin by the in situ formation of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) templated copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) and the digestion capability of deoxyribonuclease I (DNase I). In this design, the introduction of actin can effectively hinder the enzymic digestion owing to the exceptional target-mediated conformational structure between actin and DNase I. Consequently, the remaining adenine-thymine-rich dsDNA can act as an efficient template for fluorescent CuNPs (λex = 340nm, λem = 585nm) with a Mega-Stokes shifting (245nm)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738558/elemental-source-attribution-signatures-for-calcium-ammonium-nitrate-can-fertilizers-used-in-homemade-explosives
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Carlos G Fraga, Alexander V Mitroshkov, Nikhil S Mirjankar, Brian P Dockendorff, Angie M Melville
Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) is a widely available fertilizer composed of ammonium nitrate (AN) mixed with some form of calcium carbonate such as limestone or dolomite. CAN is also frequently used to make homemade explosives. The potential of using elemental profiling and chemometrics to match both pristine and reprocessed CAN fertilizers to their factories of origin for use in future forensic investigations was examined. Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was used to determine the concentrations of 64 elements in 125 samples from 11 CAN stocks from 6 different CAN factories...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738490/-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-ultrafiltration-for-patients-with-heart-failure-results-from-a-single-center-randomized-controlled-study
#3
X L Shen, L B Y Zu, L Li, J Ma, B J Zhang, S B Jiang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrafiltration in patients with heart failure. Methods: One hundred and thirty four cases of patients with heart failure, who hospitalized in our hospital from June 2010 to June 2016 were enrolled in this study. Random serial number was generated using SPSS 22.0 software, patients were then randomly divided into control group and ultrafiltration group with the proportion of 1∶1 (67 cases in each group). Patients in the control group received standard therapy...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738416/conditionally-immortal-slc4a11-mouse-corneal-endothelial-cell-line-recapitulates-disrupted-glutaminolysis-seen-in-slc4a11-mouse-model
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Wenlin Zhang, Diego G Ogando, Edward T Kim, Moon-Jung Choi, Hongde Li, Jason M Tenessen, Joseph A Bonanno
Purpose: To establish conditionally immortal mouse corneal endothelial cell lines with genetically matched Slc4a11+/+ and Slc4a11-/- mice as a model for investigating pathology and therapies for SLC4A11 associated congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy (CHED) and Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy. Methods: We intercrossed H-2Kb-tsA58 mice (Immortomouse) expressing an IFN-γ dependent and temperature-sensitive mutant of the SV40 large T antigen (tsTAg) with Slc4a11+/+ and Slc4a11-/- C57BL/6 mice...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738366/neuroanatomical-correlates-of-hypophonia-in-subcortical-vascular-cognitive-impairment
#5
Ji Hye Yoon, Yisuh Ahn, Sook Hui Kim, Juhee Chin, Seongbeom Park, Duk L Na
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Early detection and intervention may alter the disease course of subcortical vascular cognitive impairment (SVCI). Patients with SVCI have white matter ischemia that disrupts connections between the cortex and subcortical gray matter and therefore manifest various symptoms such as motor disturbances and behavioral/cognitive dysfunction. Reduced vocal loudness, or hypophonia, is one of the common motor symptoms of SVCI, but few studies have systematically investigated it in this patient population...
July 24, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738284/awareness-attitudes-toward-epilepsy-and-first-aid-knowledge-of-seizures-of-hospital-staff-in-henan-china
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Ting Zhao, Yajuan Gao, Xuerui Zhu, Na Wang, Yanan Chen, Jiahui Zhang, Guinv He, Yan Feng, Jun Xu, Xiong Han, Jiewen Zhang
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate awareness of, attitudes toward, and first aid knowledge of seizures of hospital staff in Henan, China. METHOD: Two hundred nineteen hospital staff, including doctors, nurses, medical technicians, logisticians, and executives working at tertiary hospitals in Henan, China, completed the survey from March to September in 2016. The data comprised the demographic data section, awareness of epilepsy section, attitude toward epilepsy section, and first aid knowledge of seizure attack section...
July 21, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738227/rapid-and-reliable-determination-of-p-nitroaniline-in-wastewater-by-molecularly-imprinted-fluorescent-polymeric-ionic-liquid-microspheres
#7
Xing Lu, Yiwen Yang, Yanbo Zeng, Lei Li, Xiaohua Wu
Rapid and efficient detecting trace amount of environmental p-nitroaniline (p-NA) is in urgent need for security concerns and pollution supervision. In this work we report the use of molecularly imprinted polymeric ionic liquid (MIPIL) microspheres to construct recognizable surfaces for detection of p-NA through fluorescence quenching. The p-NA imprinted microspheres are synthesized by precipitation polymerization upon co-polymerization of 3-(anthracen-9-ylmethyl)-1-vinyl-1H-imidazol-3-ium chloride (Fluorescent IL monomer) with ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA)...
July 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737916/the-conjugated-double-bond-of-coniferyl-aldehyde-is-essential-for-heat-shock-factor-1-mediated-cytotoprotection
#8
Seul-Ki Choi, Gil-Im Mun, Eun Choi, Seo-Young Kim, Youngjoo Kwon, Younghwa Na, Yun-Sil Lee
Coniferyl aldehyde (1) is previously reported as a potent inducer of heat shock factor 1 (HSF1). Here, we further examined the active pharmacophore of 1 for activation of HSF1 using the derivatives coniferyl alcohol (2), 4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenylpropanal (3), and 4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenylpropanol (4). Both 1 and 2 resulted in increased survival days after a lethal radiation (IR) dose. The decrease in bone marrow (BM) cellularity and Ki67-positive BM cells by IR was also significantly restored by 1 or 2 in mice...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737902/absorption-of-low-energy-uv-radiation-by-human-telomere-g-quadruplexes-generates-long-lived-guanine-radical-cations
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Akos Banyasz, Lara Martínez-Fernández, Clémence Balty, Marion Perron, Thierry Douki, Roberto Improta, Dimitra Markovitsi
Telomeres, which are involved in cell division, carcinogenesis, and aging and constitute important therapeutic targets, are prone to oxidative damage. This propensity has been correlated with the presence of guanine-rich sequences, capable of forming four-stranded DNA structures (G-quadruplexes). Here, we present the first study on oxidative damage of human telomere G-quadruplexes without mediation of external molecules. Our investigation has been performed for G-quadruplexes formed by folding of GGG(TTAGGG)3 single strands in buffered solutions containing Na(+) cations (TEL21/Na(+))...
July 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737829/expression-profile-of-circular-rnas-in-human-gastric-cancer-tissues
#10
You-Sheng Huang, Na Jie, Ke-Jian Zou, Yang Weng
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) represent a newly identified class of non‑coding RNA molecules, which interfere with gene transcription by adsorbing microRNAs (miRNAs). CircRNAs serve important roles in disease development and have the potential to serve as a novel class of biomarkers for clinical diagnosis. However, the role of circRNAs in the occurrence and development of gastric cancer (GC) remains unclear. In the present study, the expression profiles of circRNAs were compared between GC and adjacent normal tissues using a circRNA microarray, following which quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) was used to confirm the results of the circRNA microarray...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737810/ionic-diffusion-and-proton-transfer-in-aqueous-solutions-of-alkali-metal-salts
#11
Giuseppe Cassone, Fabrizio Creazzo, Paolo V Giaquinta, Jiri Sponer, Franz Saija
We report on a series of ab initio molecular dynamics investigations on LiCl, NaCl, and KCl aqueous solutions under the effect of static electric fields. We have found that although in low-to-moderate field intensity regimes the well-known sequence of cationic mobilities μ(K(+)) > μ(Na(+)) > μ(Li(+)) (i.e., the bigger the cation the higher the mobility) is recovered, from intense field strengths this intuitive rule is no longer verified. In fact, field-induced water molecular dissociations lead to more complex phenomena regulating the standard migration properties of the simplest monovalent cations...
July 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737809/hybrid-density-functional-theory-modeling-of-ca-zn-and-al-ion-batteries-using-the-chevrel-phase-mo6s8-cathode
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Taylor R Juran, Manuel Smeu
Hybrid density functional theory (DFT) is used to study the Chevrel phase Mo6X8 (X = S, Se, Te) as a promising cathode material intercalated with various metal ions (M = Li, Na, Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Zn, Al). Electronic properties and voltages are calculated for each case. Ca ions are predicted to produce a voltage output ranging from 1.8-2.1 V, comparable to the voltage calculated for Li ions while providing two electrons per transferred ion. The highest voltage is determined to result when the chalcogen X in Mo6X8 is S, over Se or Te...
July 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737443/fertirrigation-with-sugarcane-vinasse-foreseeing-potential-impacts-on-soil-and-water-resources-through-vinasse-characterization
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Lucas T Fuess, Isabella J Rodrigues, Marcelo L Garcia
This paper reports the characterization of the polluting potential of sugarcane vinasse, the main wastewater from ethanol production. Compositional data from vinasse samples collected from sugarcane biorefineries were used to predict negative effects on the soil, water resources and crops potentially associated with fertirrigation, the primary final destination of vinasse in Brazil. High risks of soil salinization were associated with the land disposal of vinasse, as evidenced by the high levels of total dissolved solids (TDS; >4,000 mg L(-1)) and electrical conductivity (>6...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737249/haploidentical-transplantation-compared-with-matched-sibling%C3%A2-and-unrelated-donor-transplantation-for-adults-with-standard-risk-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-in-first-complete-remission
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Li-Jie Han, Yu Wang, Zhi-Ping Fan, Fen Huang, Jian Zhou, Yue-Wen Fu, Hong Qu, Li Xuan, Na Xu, Jie-Yu Ye, Zhi-Lei Bian, Yong-Ping Song, Xiao-Jun Huang, Qi-Fa Liu
We retrospectively investigated outcomes of haploidentical donor (HID) transplant for adults with standard-risk acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in first complete remission (CR1) compared with human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-matched sibling donor (MSD) and HLA-matched unrelated donor (MUD) transplants. A total of 348 adult patients were enrolled, including 127 HID, 144 MSD and 77 MUD recipients. The cumulative incidence of grade II-IV acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) was 39·5%, 24·0% and 40·3% for HID, MSD and MUD, respectively (P = 0·020)...
July 24, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736950/impact-of-interfacial-layers-in-perovskite-solar-cells
#15
An-Na Cho, Nam-Gyu Park
Perovskite solar cell (PCSs) is composed of organic-inorganic lead halide perovskite as light harvester. Since the first report on long-term durable 9.7% efficient solid-state perovskite solar cell in 2012, organic-inorganic halide perovskite received great attention because of its superb opto-electronic properties. As a result, a power conversion efficiency (PCE) exceeding 22% was certified. Controlling grain size and grain boundary of perovskite layer perovskite is important for attaining high efficiency...
July 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736617/an-investigation-of-desalination-by-nanofiltration-reverse-osmosis-and-integrated-hybrid-nf-ro-membranes-employed-in-brackish-water-treatment
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M Talaeipour, J Nouri, A H Hassani, A H Mahvi
BACKGROUND: As an appropriate tool, membrane process is used for desalination of brackish water, in the production of drinking water. The present study aims to investigate desalination processes of brackish water of Qom Province in Iran. METHODS: This study was carried out at the central laboratory of Water and Wastewater Company of the studied area. To this aim, membrane processes, including nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO), separately and also their hybrid process were applied...
2017: Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736568/bdcipk31-a-calcineurin-b-like-protein-interacting-protein-kinase-regulates-plant-response-to-drought-and-salt-stress
#17
Qingchen Luo, Qiuhui Wei, Ruibin Wang, Yang Zhang, Fan Zhang, Yuan He, Shiyi Zhou, Jialu Feng, Guangxiao Yang, Guangyuan He
Calcineurin B-like protein interacting protein kinases (CIPKs) are vital elements in plant abiotic stress signaling pathways. However, the functional mechanism of CIPKs has not been understood clearly, especially in Brachypodium distachyon, a new monocot model plant. In this study, BdCIPK31, a CIPK gene from B. distachyon was characterized. BdCIPK31 was downregulated by polyethylene glycol, NaCl, H2O2, and abscisic acid (ABA) treatments. Transgenic tobacco plants overexpressing BdCIPK31 presented improved drought and salt tolerance, and displayed hypersensitive response to exogenous ABA...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736370/-pregnancy-and-obstetric-outcomes-of-fresh-embryo-transfer-versus-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-in-women-below-35-years-of-age
#18
Ling Sun, Zhi-Heng Chen, Min-Na Yin, Yu Deng
OBJECTIVE: To compare the obstetric and perinatal outcomes between fresh embryo transfer (ET) and frozen-thawed ET (the "freeze-all" strategy) and evaluate the benefits of the "freeze-all" embryo strategy for young patients. METHODS: We reviewed a total of 2091 ET cycles performed between January, 2011 and December, 2015 in women aged 20-35 years, including 1295 fresh ET cycles and 796 frozen-thawed ET cycles. The demographic characteristics, ovarian stimulation syndrome, clinical pregnancy rates, live birth rate and the obstetric outcomes (gestational age, preterm delivery rate and mean birth weight) were compared between the two groups...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736369/-an-ultrasonographic-study-of-the-correlation-between-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-and-congenital-muscular-torticollis-in-children
#19
Na Wang, Yu-le Zhang, Bu-Yun Guan, Li-Ling Zhu, Xue-Hua He, Qian Fang, Zhi-Cheng Liang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the significance of early screening of pediatric developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) using ultrasonography and establish a simultaneous screening model for pediatric DDH and CMT. METHODS: From January, 2013 to January, 2016, a total of 5060 pediatric patients with suspected DDH and CMT underwent ultrasonic examinations. The diagnostic results of the two diseases were classified into different clinical types, and Chi-square test was used to analyze the one-way relationship between different types of DDH and CMT; correspondence analysis was used for multivariate analysis of the variables...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736337/tfos-dews-ii-epidemiology-report
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Fiona Stapleton, Monica Alves, Vatinee Y Bunya, Isabelle Jalbert, Kaevalin Lekhanont, Florence Malet, Kyung-Sun Na, Debra Schaumberg, Miki Uchino, Jelle Vehof, Eloy Viso, Susan Vitale, Lyndon Jones
The subcommittee reviewed the prevalence, incidence, risk factors, natural history, morbidity and questionnaires reported in epidemiological studies of dry eye disease (DED). A meta-analysis of published prevalence data estimated the impact of age and sex. Global mapping of prevalence was undertaken. The prevalence of DED ranged from 5 to 50%. The prevalence of signs was higher and more variable than symptoms. There were limited prevalence studies in youth and in populations south of the equator. The meta-analysis confirmed that prevalence increases with age, however signs showed a greater increase per decade than symptoms...
May 12, 2017: Ocular Surface
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