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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453668/a-mass-graph-based-approach-for-the-identification-of-modified-proteoforms-using-top-down-tandem-mass-spectra
#1
Qiang Kou, Si Wu, Nikola Tolic, Ljiljana Paša-Tolic, Yunlong Liu, Xiaowen Liu
Motivation: Although proteomics has rapidly developed in the past decade, researchers are still in the early stage of exploring the world of complex proteoforms, which are protein products with various primary structure alterations resulting from gene mutations, alternative splicing, post-translational modifications, and other biological processes. Proteoform identification is essential to mapping proteoforms to their biological functions as well as discovering novel proteoforms and new protein functions...
May 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448003/standardized-method-for-measuring-collection-efficiency-from-wipe-sampling-of-trace-explosives
#2
Jennifer R Verkouteren, Jeffrey A Lawrence, Matthew E Staymates, Edward Sisco
One of the limiting steps to detecting traces of explosives at screening venues is effective collection of the sample. Wipe-sampling is the most common procedure for collecting traces of explosives, and standardized measurements of collection efficiency are needed to evaluate and optimize sampling protocols. The approach described here is designed to provide this measurement infrastructure, and controls most of the factors known to be relevant to wipe-sampling. Three critical factors (the applied force, travel distance, and travel speed) are controlled using an automated device...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443900/toward-wearable-sensors-optical-sensor-for-detection-of-ammonium-nitrate-based-explosives-anfo-and-annm
#3
Sara Sheykhi, Lorenzo Mosca, Pavel Anzenbacher
Increasing security needs require compact and portable detection tools for the rapid and reliable identification of explosives used in improvised explosive devices (IEDs). We report of an easy-to-use optical sensor for both vapour-phase and solution-phase identification of explosive mixtures that uses a cross-reactive fluorimetric sensor array comprising chemically responsive fluorimetric indicators composed of aromatic aldehydes and polyethyleneimine. Ammonium nitrate-nitromethane (ANNM) was analyzed by paper microzone arrays and nanofiber sensor mats...
April 26, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442008/biotransformation-of-rdx-and-hmx-by-anaerobic-granular-sludge-with-enriched-sulfate-and-nitrate
#4
Chunjiang An, Yarong Shi, Yanling He, Guohe Huang, Yonghong Liu, Shucheng Yang
  RDX and HMX are widely used energetic materials and they are recognized as environmental contaminants at numerous locations. The present study investigated the biotransformation of RDX and HMX by anaerobic granular sludge under sulfate- and nitrate-enriched conditions. The results showed that RDX and HMX could be transformed by anaerobic granular sludge when nitrate was present. However, the biotransformation of RDX and HMX was negatively influenced, especially with high nitrate concentrations. Sulfate-enriched conditions were more favorable for the removal of ammunition compounds by anaerobic granular sludge than nitrate-enriched conditions...
May 1, 2017: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440291/identifying-n-6-methyladenosine-sites-using-multi-interval-nucleotide-pair-position-specificity-and-support-vector-machine
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Pengwei Xing, Ran Su, Fei Guo, Leyi Wei
N6-methyladenosine (m(6)A) refers to methylation of the adenosine nucleotide acid at the nitrogen-6 position. It plays an important role in a series of biological processes, such as splicing events, mRNA exporting, nascent mRNA synthesis, nuclear translocation and translation process. Numerous experiments have been done to successfully characterize m(6)A sites within sequences since high-resolution mapping of m(6)A sites was established. However, as the explosive growth of genomic sequences, using experimental methods to identify m(6)A sites are time-consuming and expensive...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439247/when-corporate-social-responsibility-csr-meets-organizational-psychology-new-frontiers-in-micro-csr-research-and-fulfilling-a-quid-pro-quo-through-multilevel-insights
#6
David A Jones, Chelsea R Willness, Ante Glavas
Researchers, corporate leaders, and other stakeholders have shown increasing interest in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)-a company's discretionary actions and policies that appear to advance societal well-being beyond its immediate financial interests and legal requirements. Spanning decades of research activity, the scholarly literature on CSR has been dominated by meso- and macro-level perspectives, such as studies within corporate strategy that examine relationships between firm-level indicators of social/environmental performance and corporate financial performance...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439228/from-engrams-to-pathologies-of-the-brain
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REVIEW
Christine A Denny, Evan Lebois, Steve Ramirez
Memories are the experiential threads that tie our past to the present. The biological realization of a memory is termed an engram-the enduring biochemical and physiological processes that enable learning and retrieval. The past decade has witnessed an explosion of engram research that suggests we are closing in on boundary conditions for what qualifies as the physical manifestation of memory. In this review, we provide a brief history of engram research, followed by an overview of the many rodent models available to probe memory with intersectional strategies that have yielded unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution over defined sets of cells...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438852/the-use-of-proteomics-in-assisted-reproduction
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REVIEW
Ioanna Kosteria, Athanasios K Anagnostopoulos, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, George P Chrousos, George T Tsangaris
Despite the explosive increase in the use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) over the last 30 years, their success rates remain suboptimal. Proteomics is a rapidly-evolving technology-driven science that has already been widely applied in the exploration of human reproduction and fertility, providing useful insights into its physiology and leading to the identification of numerous proteins that may be potential biomarkers and/or treatment targets of a successful ART pregnancy. Here we present a brief overview of the techniques used in proteomic analyses and attempt a comprehensive presentation of recent data from mass spectrometry-based proteomic studies in humans, regarding all components of ARTs, including the male and female gamete, the derived zygote and embryo, the endometrium and, finally, the ART offspring both pre- and postnatally...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437450/esprit-forest-parallel-clustering-of-massive-amplicon-sequence-data-in-subquadratic-time
#9
Yunpeng Cai, Wei Zheng, Jin Yao, Yujie Yang, Volker Mai, Qi Mao, Yijun Sun
The rapid development of sequencing technology has led to an explosive accumulation of genomic sequence data. Clustering is often the first step to perform in sequence analy- sis, and hierarchical clustering is one of the most commonly used approaches for this purpose. However, it is currently computationally expensive to perform hierarchical clustering of extremely large sequence datasets due to its quadratic time and space complexities. In this paper we developed a new algorithm called ESPRIT-Forest for parallel hierarchical clustering of sequences...
April 24, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436815/moyamoya-in-a-patient-with-fires-a-first-case-report
#10
Taylor Kaufman, Andrew White
Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES) is a form of epileptic encephalopathy with severe refractory epilepsy that presents in previously healthy, school-aged children after significant febrile illness with concomitant rise in body temperature. Suspected causes include genetic or acquired channelopathies, as well as mitochondrial disturbances. In FIRES, the EEG shows diffuse slowing, generalized, and/or multifocal discharges. Seizures are present and resistant to treatment. Moyamoya angiopathy (MMA) is characterized by progressive stenosis of cerebral arteries and subsequent development of a network of collateral circulation that is prone to rupture...
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435961/single-photon-coulomb-explosion-of-methanol-using-broad-bandwidth-ultrafast-euv-pulses
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Itamar Luzon, Krishna Jagtap, Ester Livshits, Oleg Lioubashevski, Roi Baer, Daniel Strasser
Single-photon Coulomb explosion of methanol is instigated using the broad bandwidth pulse achieved through high-order harmonics generation. Using 3D coincidence fragment imaging of one molecule at a time, the kinetic energy release (KER) and angular distributions of the products are measured in different Coulomb explosion (CE) channels. Two-body CE channels breaking either the C-O or the C-H bonds are described as well as a proton migration channel forming H2O(+), which is shown to exhibit higher KER. The results are compared to intense-field Coulomb explosion measurements in the literature...
April 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435905/transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate-bladder-explosion-and-hyponatremic-encephalopathy-a-rare-case-report-of-malpractice
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Giuseppe Vacchiano, Aldo Rocca, Rita Compagna, Anna Ginevra Immacolata Zamboli, Vera Cirillo, Lorenza Di Domenico, Veronica Di Nardo, Giuseppe Servillo, Bruno Amato
We present an original case report of a bladder explosion during a TURP intervention for benign prostatic hypertrophy, that was brought on by the absorption of about 5 liters of glycine 1.5% and then onset of a severe hyponatremia. The quick and inappropriate correction of this electrolyte imbalance led the onset of encephalopathy and the death of the patient. The authors discuss the pathogenesis of these uncommon diseases and, considering the most recent Italian Legislation, they highlight the importance to respect good clinical practice standards and guidelines to ensure the most appropriate treatments for the patient and remove any assumptions of medical liability...
January 2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433875/framing-causal-questions-about-the-past-the-cambrian-explosion-as-case-study
#13
Greg Priest
About 540 million years ago, a rapid radiation of animal phyla radically changed the Earth's biota in a geological eye-blink. What caused this "Cambrian explosion"? Over the years, paleontologists have pointed to a wide array of different physical mechanisms as the causal "trigger" for the explosion. More recently, some paleontologists have proposed complex causal pathways to which multiple physical mechanisms are said to have contributed. Despite their variety, these answers share an assumption that a single explanation can in principle be constructed that identifies some factor or confluence of factors as the cause of the Cambrian explosion...
April 20, 2017: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433682/a-mechanistic-review-on-vermifiltration-of-wastewater-design-operation-and-performance
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REVIEW
Rajneesh Singh, Puspendu Bhunia, Rajesh R Dash
With global population explosion, the available water resources are slowly being polluted due to the excessive human interference. To encounter this, it is the need of this hour to find out sustainable pollution remediating technologies to meet the stringent discharge standards for domestic as well as industrial wastewaters. In addition, those techniques should have the capabilities for effective implementation even in developing countries. Based on the available literatures, one such technique, named vermifilter, has been identified which takes care of almost all the sustainable and economical criteria for its effective implementation even in developing countries...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432973/methane-explosion-suppression-characteristics-based-on-the-nahco3-red-mud-composite-powders-with-core-shell-structure
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Yan Wang, Yi-Shen Cheng, Ming-Gao Yu, Yao Li, Jian-Liang Cao, Li-Gang Zheng, Hong-Wei Yi
The NaHCO3/red-mud (RM) composite powders were successfully prepared by the solvent-anti-solvent method for methane explosion suppression. The RM was used as a carrier, and the NaHCO3 was used as a loaded inhibitor. The NaHCO3/RM composite powders showed a special core-shell structure and excellent endothermic performance. The suppression properties of NaHCO3/RM composite for 9.5% CH4 explosion were tested in a 20L spherical explosion vessel and a 5L Perspex duct. The results showed that the NaHCO3/RM composite powders displayed a much better suppression property than the pure RM or NaHCO3 powders...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432960/molecular-dynamic-simulations-on-tkx-50-rdx-cocrystal
#16
Shuling Xiong, Shusen Chen, Shaohua Jin
Dihydroxylammonium 5,5'-bistetrazole-1,1'-diolate (TKX-50) is a newly synthesized energetic material with excellent comprehensive properties. Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX) is currently one of the most widely used energetic materials in the world. TKX-50 and RDX supercell models and TKX-50/RDX cocrystal model were constructed based on their crystal cell parameters and the formation mechanism of cocrystal, respectively, then they were simulated by molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The maximum trigger bond (NNO2) length(Lmax), binding energy (Ebind), radial distribution function (RDF), cohesive energy density(CED) and mechanical properties were simulated at different temperatures based on the simulated equilibrium structures of the models...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431618/muscle-strength-and-power-in-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mlk Jørgensen, U Dalgas, I Wens, L G Hvid
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease in the central nervous system which causes a number of physical symptoms including impairments of muscle mechanical function (muscle strength, muscle power and explosive muscle strength (~rate of force development, RFD)). However, a full overview of the existing knowledge regarding muscle mechanical function in persons with MS (PwMS) is still pending. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review 1) the psychometric properties of isokinetic dynamometry testing in PwMS, and 2) studies comparing muscle mechanical function in PwMS to matched healthy controls (HC)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430793/identifying-a-combined-construct-of-grief-and-explosive-anger-as-a-response-to-injustice-amongst-survivors-of-mass-conflict-a-latent-class-analysis-of-data-from-timor-leste
#18
Susan J Rees, Alvin Kuowei Tay, Elisa Savio, Zelia Maria Da Costa, Derrick Silove
Previous studies have identified high rates of explosive anger amongst post-conflict populations including Timor-Leste. We sought to test whether explosive anger was integrally associated with symptoms of grief amongst the Timorese, a society that has experienced extensive conflict-related losses. In 2010 and 2011 we recruited adults (n = 2964), 18-years and older, living in an urban and a rural village in Timor-Leste. We applied latent class analysis to identify subpopulations based on symptoms of explosive anger and grief...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428419/iptf16geu-a-multiply-imaged-gravitationally-lensed-type-ia-supernova
#19
A Goobar, R Amanullah, S R Kulkarni, P E Nugent, J Johansson, C Steidel, D Law, E Mörtsell, R Quimby, N Blagorodnova, A Brandeker, Y Cao, A Cooray, R Ferretti, C Fremling, L Hangard, M Kasliwal, T Kupfer, R Lunnan, F Masci, A A Miller, H Nayyeri, J D Neill, E O Ofek, S Papadogiannakis, T Petrushevska, V Ravi, J Sollerman, M Sullivan, F Taddia, R Walters, D Wilson, L Yan, O Yaron
We report the discovery of a multiply imaged, gravitationally lensed type Ia supernova, iPTF16geu (SN 2016geu), at redshift z = 0.409. This phenomenon was identified because the light from the stellar explosion was magnified more than 50 times by the curvature of space around matter in an intervening galaxy. We used high-spatial-resolution observations to resolve four images of the lensed supernova, approximately 0.3 arc seconds from the center of the foreground galaxy. The observations probe a physical scale of ~1 kiloparsec, smaller than is typical in other studies of extragalactic gravitational lensing...
April 21, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427795/reappraisal-to-the-study-of-4e-bp1-as-an-mtor-substrate-a-normative-critique
#20
REVIEW
Asiya Batool, Sabreena Aashaq, Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi
mTOR-4E-BP1 axis is regarded as the best oncogenic circuitry impinging on translational control whereby mTORC1 dictates post-translational regulation of 4E-BP1. This review provides new insights into the molecular network of signalling pathways highlighting the recent explosion of studies in respect to the deviant behaviour of 4E-BP1 towards mTORC1. Despite the striking conservation of mTOR nexus, the eccentric phosphorylation dynamics of 4E-BP1 negate the apparent linear architecture of mTORC1 attesting the importance of other kinases that may evoke cross-talks with the conventional frame, most of which are enlisted in the manuscript...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
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