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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166735/-the-specific-cytotoxicities-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-engineered-t-cells-on-different-lymphomas
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R Zhang, Q Deng, S N Sui, X Jin, M F Zhao
Objective: To investigate the specific cytotoxicities of the second and third generations of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) -engineered T cells (CAR-T) on different lymphomas. Methods: CAR-Ts were prepared by lentivirus packaging and infection of T cells. CCK-8, ELISA and Lactate dehydrogenase cytotoxicity assay were applied to detect the proliferation capacity, the secretion level of inflammatory factor and the specific cytotoxicity. Flow cytometry assay showed the specific cytotoxicity and residual level of CAR-T in lymphomas of treated mice...
October 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166726/-interaction-between-trpc1-and-stim1-in-calcium-sensing-receptor-mediated-calcium-influx-and-nitric-oxide-production-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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L M Wang, H Zhong, N Tang, L J Pang, C J Zhang, F He
Objective: To investigate the interaction of Ca(2+) protein TRPC1 and STIM1 in extracellular Ca(2+) -sensing receptor (CaR)-induced extracellular Ca(2+) influx and the production of nitric oxide (NO). Methods: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were cultured and incubated with CaR agonist spermine (activating store-operates cation channels (SOC) and receptor-operated channels (ROC)), CaR negative allosteric modulator Calhex231 (blocking SOC, activating ROC) and ROC analogue TPA (activating ROC, blocking SOC), protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor Ro31-8220, PKCs and PKCμ inhibitor Go6967(activate SOC, blocking ROC), respectively...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166670/age-related-differences-in-the-respiratory-microbiota-of-chickens
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Laura Glendinning, Gerry McLachlan, Lonneke Vervelde
In this era of next generation sequencing technologies it is now possible to characterise the chicken respiratory microbiota without the biases inherent to traditional culturing techniques. However, little research has been performed in this area. In this study we characterise and compare buccal, nasal and lung microbiota samples from chickens in three different age groups using 16S rRNA gene analysis. Buccal and nasal swabs were taken from birds aged 2 days (n = 5), 3 weeks (n = 5) and 30 months (n = 6). Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples were also collected alongside reagent only controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166563/mechanochemical-synthesis-of-pharmaceutical-cocrystal-suspensions-via-hot-melt-extrusion-enhancing-cocrystal-yield
#4
Shu Li, Tao Yu, Yiwei Tian, Colette Lagan, David S Jones, Gavin P Andrews
Pharmaceutical cocrystals have attracted increasing attention over the past decade as an alternative way to modify the physicochemical properties and hence improve the bioavailability of a drug, without sacrificing thermodynamic stability. Our previous work has demonstrated the viability of in-situ formation of ibuprofen/isonicotinamide cocrystal suspensions within a matrix carrier via a single-step hot-melt extrusion (HME) process. The key aim of the current work is to establish optimised processing conditions to improve cocrystal yield within extruded matrices...
November 22, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166497/epidemiologic-analysis-of-prevalence-of-the-hyperhidrosis
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Fernanda Alvarenga Estevan, Marina Borri Wolosker, Nelson Wolosker, Pedro Puech-Leão
BACKGROUND: The present paper aims to study the prevalence of the various manifestations of hyperhidrosis in patients who sought treatment in a specialized ambulatory in the state of São Paulo. OBJECTIVES: Opposite to previous studies, this paper studies the different combinations of sweating sites, not being restricted to the main complaint site of the patients, but taking into consideration secondary complaints patients may present. METHODS: This was a retrospective approach of a database containing more than 1200 patients in which were mapped: combination of sweating sites, age of onset, age spectrum, mean age, body mass index and gender of patients...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166279/influence-of-long-term-oral-application-of-quinolones-on-the-ecg-curve-in-dogs
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A Cepiel, A Noszczyk-Nowak, A Cekiera, J Popiel, U Pasławska
The aim of the study was to analyse the influence of enrofloxacin and pradofloxacin administered orally for 14 days on the ECG in dogs. The ECG was performed before and after a 14 day period of quinolone administration. There was an increase in the QTc and the TpTe interval in the group treated with quinolones. QTc was prolonged by 24 ms (p=0.001). The TpTe interval was shortened, on average, by 6.55 ms (p=0.048). In the group treated with enrofloxacin, QTc was prolonged by 16.27 ms (p=0.006) and the TpTe interval was shortened by 9...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166160/sex-dependent-phenological-plasticity-in-an-arctic-hibernator
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Cory T Williams, C Loren Buck, Michael J Sheriff, Melanie M Richter, Jesse S Krause, Brian M Barnes
Hibernation provides a means of escaping the metabolic challenges associated with seasonality, yet the ability of mammals to prolong or reenter seasonal dormancy in response to extreme weather events is unclear. Here, we show that Arctic ground squirrels in northern Alaska exhibited sex-dependent plasticity in the physiology and phenology of hibernation in response to a series of late spring snowstorms in 2013 that resulted in the latest snowmelt on record. Females and nonreproductive males responded to the >1-month delay in snowmelt by extending heterothermy or reentering hibernation after several days of euthermy, leading to a >2-week delay in reproduction compared to surrounding years...
December 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166157/rapid-diversification-and-time-explain-amphibian-richness-at-different-scales-in-the-tropical-andes-earth-s-most-biodiverse-hotspot
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Carl R Hutter, Shea M Lambert, John J Wiens
The Tropical Andes make up Earth's most species-rich biodiversity hotspot for both animals and plants. Nevertheless, the ecological and evolutionary processes underlying this extraordinary richness remain uncertain. Here, we examine the processes that generate high richness in the Tropical Andes relative to other regions in South America and across different elevations within the Andes, using frogs as a model system. We combine distributional data, a newly generated time-calibrated phylogeny for 2,318 frog species, and phylogenetic comparative methods to test the relative importance of diversification rates and colonization times for explaining Andean diversity at different scales...
December 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166155/drivers-of-diversification-in-individual-life-courses
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Raisa Hernández-Pacheco, Ulrich K Steiner
Heterogeneity in life courses among individuals of a population influences the speed of adaptive evolutionary processes, but it is less clear how biotic and abiotic environmental fluctuations influence such heterogeneity. We investigate principal drivers of variability in sequence of stages during an individual's life in a stage-structured population. We quantify heterogeneity by measuring population entropy of a Markov chain, which computes the rate of diversification of individual life courses. Using individual data of a primate population, we show that density regulates the stage composition of the population but that its entropy and the generating moments of heterogeneity are independent of density...
December 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166148/in-vivo-differentiation-of-uric-acid-versus-non-uric-acid-urinary-calculi-with-third-generation-dual-source-dual-energy-ct-at-reduced-radiation-dose
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Axelle Franken, Pierre Alain Gevenois, Alain Van Muylem, Nigel Howarth, Caroline Keyzer
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate in vivo urinary calculus characterization with third-generation dual-source dual-energy CT (DECT) at reduced versus standard radiation dose. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: One hundred fifty-three patients requiring unenhanced CT for suspected or known urolithiasis were prospectively included in our study. They underwent two acquisitions at reduced-dose CT (90 kV and 50 mAsref; Sn150 kV and 31 mAsref, where Sn denotes the interposition of a tin filter in the high-energy beam) and standard-dose CT (90 kV and 50 mAsref; Sn150 kV and 94 mAsref)...
November 22, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166129/initial-observations-of-intra-and-inter-fractional-motion-variation-in-mr-guided-lung-sbrt
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David H Thomas, Anand Santhanam, Amar U Kishan, Minsong Cao, James Lamb, Yugang Min, Dylan O'Connell, Yingli Yang, Nzhde Agazaryan, Percy Lee, Daniel Low
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate variations in intra- and inter-fractional tumor motion, and the effect on ITV contour accuracy, using deformable image registration of real-time 2D-sagital cine-mode MRI acquired during lung SBRT treatments. METHODS: Five lung tumor patients underwent free breathing SBRT treatments on the ViewRay system, with dose prescribed to a planning target volume (PTV; defined as a 3-6 mm expansion of the 4DCT-ITV). Sagittal slice cine-MR images (3.5x3...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166121/photoinduced-transformations-of-indole-and-3-formylindole-monomers-isolated-in-low-temperature-matrices
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Igor Reva, Leszek Lapinski, A J Lopes Jesus, Maciej J Nowak
Photochemical transformations were studied for monomers of indole and 3-formylindole isolated in low-temperature noble-gas matrices. Upon UV (λ > 270 nm) irradiation of indole trapped in argon and neon matrices, the initial 1H-form of the compound converted into the 3H-tautomer. Alongside this photoinduced hydrogen-atom transfer, an indolyl radical was also generated by photodetachment of the hydrogen atom from the N1-H bond. Excitation of 3-formylindole isolated in an argon matrix with UV (λ > 335 nm) light led to interconversion between the two conformers of the 1H-tautomer, differing from each other in the orientation of the formyl group (cis or trans)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166098/pulling-force-and-surface-tension-drive-membrane-fusion
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Xuejuan Liu, Falin Tian, Tongtao Yue, Xianren Zhang, Chongli Zhong
Despite catalyzed by fusion proteins of quite different molecular architectures, intracellular, viral, and cell-to-cell fusions are found to have the essential common features and the nearly same nature of transition states. The similarity inspires us to find a more general catalysis mechanism for membrane fusion that minimally depends on the specific structures of fusion proteins. In this work, we built a minimal model for membrane fusion, and by using dissipative particle dynamics simulations, we propose a mechanism that the pulling force generated by fusion proteins initiates the fusion process and the membrane tension regulates the subsequent fusion stages...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166050/plane-wave-pseudopotential-implementation-and-performance-of-scan-meta-gga-exchange-correlation-functional-for-extended-systems
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Yi Yao, Yosuke Kanai
We present the implementation and performance of the strongly constrained and appropriately normed, SCAN, meta-GGA exchange-correlation (XC) approximation in the planewave-pseudopotential (PW-PP) formalism using the Troullier-Martins pseudopotential scheme. We studied its performance by applying the PW-PP implementation to several practical applications of interest in condensed matter sciences: (a) crystalline silicon and germanium, (b) martensitic phase transition energetics of phosphorene, and (c) a single water molecule physisorption on a graphene sheet...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166005/self-assembly-of-tetrameric-and-hexameric-terpyridine-based-macrocycles-using-cd-ii-zn-ii-and-fe-ii
#15
Lei Wang, Zhe Zhang, Xin Jiang, Jennifer A Irvin, Changlin Liu, Ming Wang, Xiaopeng Li
The self-assembly behavior of a tritopic 2,2':6',2″-terpyridine (tpy) ligand with Cd(II), Zn(II), and Fe(II) has been exploited herein to generate a series of tetrameric and hexameric macrocycles. The main advantage of using such transition metals with an octahedral coordination geometry is their distinct coordination abilities (e.g., binding strength and reversibility). With the same ligand, this study reveals that the supramolecular structural variation between tetrameric and hexameric macrocycle architectures can be precisely controlled using different metal ions with the same coordination geometry...
November 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165999/crystal-growth-with-macromolecular-additives
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Alexander G Shtukenberg, Michael D Ward, Bart Kahr
Interactions of macromolecules with growing crystalline surfaces play an important role in biomineralization, determine survival of some organisms at low temperatures, and offer a range of potential industrial applications. The current understanding of crystal growth processes in the presence of macromolecules, including peptides and proteins, is reviewed, with a focus on interactions between macromolecules and surfaces of crystalline materials, macromolecule adsorption on different types of crystal surfaces, crystallization kinetics in the presence of macromolecular additives, macromolecule incorporation, and defect generation...
November 22, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165997/materials-for-the-recovery-of-uranium-from-seawater
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Carter W Abney, Richard T Mayes, Tomonori Saito, Sheng Dai
More than 1000× uranium exists in the oceans than exists in terrestrial ores. With nuclear power generation expected to increase over the coming decades, access to this unconventional reserve is a matter of energy security. With origins in the mid-1950s, materials have been developed for the selective recovery of seawater uranium for more than six decades, with a renewed interest in particular since 2010. This review comprehensively surveys materials developed from 2000-2016 for recovery of seawater uranium, in particular including recent developments in inorganic materials; polymer adsorbents and related research pertaining to amidoxime; and nanostructured materials such as metal-organic frameworks, porous-organic polymers, and mesoporous carbons...
November 22, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165921/impact-of-flue-gas-compounds-on-microalgae-and-mechanisms-for-carbon-assimilation-and-utilization-a-review
#18
Arun Krishna Vuppaladadiyam, Joseph G Yao, Nicholas Florin, Anthe George, Xiaoxiong Wang, Leen Labeeuw, Yuelu Jiang, Ryan W Davis, Ali Abbas, Peter Ralph, Paul S Fennell, Ming Zhao
In order to shift the world to a more sustainable future, it is necessary to phase out the use of fossil fuels and focus on the development of low-carbon alternatives. However, this transition is slow so there still exists a large dependence on fossil-derived power and therefore CO2 release. Owing to the potential for assimilating and utilizing CO2 to generate carbon neutral products such as biodiesel, the application of microalgae technology to capture CO2 from flue gases has gained significant attention over the past decade...
November 22, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165908/association-between-adolescents-consumption-of-total-and-different-types-of-sugar-sweetened-beverages-with-oral-health-impacts-and-weight-status
#19
Louise L Hardy, Jane Bell, Adrian Bauman, Seema Mihrshahi
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between adolescents' intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) with oral health impacts (OHI) and weight status. METHODS: Cross-sectional health survey with anthropometry and self-report OHI (toothache and avoiding some foods because of oral problems) and SSB intake (fruit juice, flavoured water, soft, diet, sports and energy drinks) collected in 2015. RESULTS: A total of 3,671 adolescents participated (50% girls; mean age 13...
November 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165875/4%C3%AE-hydroxywithanolide-e-selectively-induces-oxidative-dna-damage-for-selective-killing-of-oral-cancer-cells
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Jen-Yang Tang, Hurng-Wern Huang, Hui-Ru Wang, Ya-Ching Chan, Jo-Wen Haung, Chih-Wen Shu, Yang-Chang Wu, Hsueh-Wei Chang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) induction had been previously reported in 4β-hydroxywithanolide (4βHWE)-induced selective killing of oral cancer cells, but the mechanism involving ROS and the DNA damage effect remain unclear. This study explores the role of ROS and oxidative DNA damage of 4βHWE in the selective killing of oral cancer cells. Changes in cell viability, morphology, ROS, DNA double strand break (DSB) signaling (γH2AX foci in immunofluorescence and DSB signaling in western blotting), and oxidative DNA damage (8-oxo-2'deoxyguanosine [8-oxodG]) were detected in 4βHWE-treated oral cancer (Ca9-22) and/or normal (HGF-1) cells...
November 22, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
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