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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098414/integrated-photo-grafted-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-with-a-cellulose-acetate-membrane-for-the-extraction-of-melamine-from-dry-milk-before-hplc-analysis
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Behrouz Akbari-Adergani, Gholam-Hossein Sadeghian, Alireza Alimohammadi, Zahra Esfandiari
In this study, a new separation technique based on membrane extraction is described for the determination of melamine in dry milk. The water-compatible cellulose acetate membrane, which is photo-grafted by melamine imprinted nanospheres, was prepared by placing the membrane into the polymerization solution containing methacrylic acid as functional monomer, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as cross-linker, acetonitrile as porogen and melamine as the template molecule. The characterization of the polymeric membrane was performed by Fourier transmission infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098226/brother-of-regulator-of-imprinted-sites-boris-suppresses-apoptosis-in-colorectal-cancer
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Yanmei Zhang, Mengdie Fang, Yongfei Song, Juan Ren, Jianfei Fang, Xiaoju Wang
Identifying oncogenes that promote cancer cell proliferation or survival is critical for treatment of colorectal cancer. The Brother of Regulator of Imprinted Sites (BORIS) is frequently expressed in most types of cancer, but rarely in normal tissues. Aberrantly expressed BORIS relates to colorectal cancer, but its function in colorectal cancer cells remains unclear. In addition, previous studies indicated the significance of cytoplasm-localized BORIS in cancer cells. However, none of them investigated its function...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095407/a-novel-imprinted-gene-nuwa-controls-mitochondrial-function-in-early-seed-development-in-arabidopsis
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Shan He, Yan Sun, Qian Yang, Xiangyu Zhang, Qingpei Huang, Peng Zhao, Mengxiang Sun, Jingjing Liu, Weiqiang Qian, Genji Qin, Hongya Gu, Li-Jia Qu
Imprinted genes display biased expression of paternal and maternal alleles- and are only found in mammals and flowering plants. Compared to several hundred imprinted genes that are functionally characterized in mammals, very few imprinted genes were confirmed in plants and even fewer of them have been functionally investigated. Here, we report a new imprinted gene, NUWA, in plants. NUWA is an essential gene, because loss of its function resulted in reduced transmission through the female gametophyte and defective cell/nuclear proliferation in early Arabidopsis embryo and endosperm...
January 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094005/imprinted-genes-and-the-regulation-of-placental-endocrine-function-pregnancy-and-beyond
#4
Rosalind M John
Genomic imprinting is an epigenetic process responsible for the monoallelic expression of a subset of genes in mammals. Imprinted genes have been demonstrated to play important functions prenatally regulating fetal growth and placental development with some functions persisting beyond pregnancy to influence both metabolism and behaviour in adults. This review focuses on the function of imprinted genes in regulating placental hormones, and the probability that these functions manifest their impact beyond pregnancy...
January 10, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087760/molecularly-imprinted-solid-phase-extraction-using-bismethacryloyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-and-methacrylic-acid-as-double-functional-monomers-for-selective-analysis-of-glycyrrhizic-acid-in-aqueous-media
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Weili Tang, Wei Du, Pengqi Guo, Ningli Wu, Kangli Du, Changgen Xu, Zhimin Luo, Ruimiao Chang, Aiguo Zeng, Wanghui Jing, Chun Chang, Ji Li, Qiang Fu
In this work, a new molecularly imprinted solid phase extraction protocol was developed for the selective extraction and purification of glycyrrhizic acid from liquorice roots in aqueous media. The molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for glycyrrhizic acid were prepared by using bismethacryloyl-β-cyclodextrin and methacrylic acid as double functional monomers and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscope, thermo gravimetric analysis, nitrogen adsorption and elemental analysis...
February 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077843/orpha-orphic-functions-and-the-orphic-analyst-winnicott-s-regression-to-dependence-in-the-language-of-ferenczi
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Hayuta Gurevich
Early developmental trauma is imprinted in the psyche by survival fragmentation and dissociation. Traumatized patients need the analyst to be actively involved and allow for regression to dependence in order to strengthen, create and construct their psychic functioning and structure so that environmental failures will be contained and not rupture continuity of being. I suggest that Ferenczi's and Winnicott's ideas about regression to dependence in analysis are fundamental contributions to these quests, and that Ferenczi set the foundation, which Winnicott further explored and developed...
December 2016: American Journal of Psychoanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077431/enantiomers-recognition-of-propranolol-based-on-organic-inorganic-hybrid-open-tubular-mips-cec-column-using-3-trimethoxysilyl-propyl-methacrylate-as-a-cross-linking-monomer
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Guo-Ning Chen, Ning Li, Tian Luo, Yu-Ming Dong
In this study, 3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate (γ-MPS), a bifunctional group compound, was used as a single cross-linking agent to prepare molecular imprinted inorganic-organic hybrid polymers by in situ polymerization for open-tubular capillary electro chromatography (CEC) column. The optimal preparation conditions were: the ratio between template molecule and functional monomer was 1:4; the volume proportion of porogen toluene and methanol was 1:1 and the volume of cross-linking agent γ-MPS was 69 μL...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071745/molecularly-imprinted-biodegradable-nanoparticles
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Mariacristina Gagliardi, Alice Bertero, Angelo Bifone
Biodegradable polymer nanoparticles are promising carriers for targeted drug delivery in nanomedicine applications. Molecu- lar imprinting is a potential strategy to target polymer nanoparticles through binding of endogenous ligands that may promote recognition and active transport into specific cells and tissues. However, the lock-and-key mechanism of molecular imprinting requires relatively rigid cross-linked structures, unlike those of many biodegradable polymers. To date, no fully biodegradable molecularly imprinted particles have been reported in the literature...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071595/hybrid-3d-2d-printing-for-bone-scaffolds-fabrication
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V A Seleznev, V Ya Prinz
It is a well-known fact that bone scaffold topography on micro- and nanometer scale influences the cellular behavior. Nano-scale surface modification of scaffolds allows the modulation of biological activity for enhanced cell differentiation. To date, there has been only a limited success in printing scaffolds with micro- and nano-scale features exposed on the surface. To improve on the currently available imperfect technologies, in our paper we introduce new hybrid technologies based on a combination of 2D (nano imprint) and 3D printing methods...
January 10, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071057/programmed-transfer-of-sequence-information-into-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-mip-for-hexa-2-2-bithien-5-yl-dna-analog-formation-towards-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-snp-detection
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Katarzyna Bartold, Agnieszka Pietrzyk-Le, Tan-Phat Huynh, Zofia Iskierko, Marta I Sosnowska, Krzysztof Noworyta, Wojciech Lisowski, Francesco Maria Enrico Sannicolo, Silvia Cauteruccio, Emanuela Licandro, Francis D'Souza, Wlodzimierz Kutner
A new strategy of simple, inexpensive, rapid, and label-free single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection using robust chemosensors with piezomicrogravimetric (PM), SPR, or capacitive impedimetry (CI) signal transduction is reported. Using these chemosensors, selective detection of a genetically relevant oligonucleotide under FIA conditions within 2 min is accomplished. An invulnerable to non-specific interaction molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) with electrochemically synthesized probes of hexameric 2,2'-bithien-5-yl DNA analogs discriminating single purine-nucleobase mismatch at room temperature was used...
January 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070105/%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-potentially-targets-amp-activated-protein-kinase-and-energy-production-in-the-fetal-brain-to-ameliorate-dioxin-produced-attenuation-in-fetal-steroidogenesis
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Tomoki Takeda, Yuki Matsuo, Kyoko Nishida, Akihisa Fujiki, Yukiko Hattori, Takayuki Koga, Yuji Ishii, Hideyuki Yamada
Our previous studies demonstrated that treating pregnant rats with dioxins, including 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), targets the pituitary expression of luteinizing hormone (LH) to attenuate testicular steroidogenesis in fetuses, resulting in the imprinting of sexual immaturity of the offspring after reaching maturity. Furthermore, we found that although TCDD disturbs the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle in the fetal hypothalamus, maternal co-treatment with α-lipoic acid (α-LA), a cofactor of the TCA cycle, restores a TCDD-produced reduction in the LH-evoked steroidogenesis as well as the TCA cycle activity in fetuses...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069765/origins-and-demonstrations-of-electrons-with-orbital-angular-momentum
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Benjamin J McMorran, Amit Agrawal, Peter A Ercius, Vincenzo Grillo, Andrew A Herzing, Tyler R Harvey, Martin Linck, Jordan S Pierce
The surprising message of Allen et al. (Allen et al. 1992 Phys. Rev. A 45, 8185 (doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.45.8185)) was that photons could possess orbital angular momentum in free space, which subsequently launched advancements in optical manipulation, microscopy, quantum optics, communications, many more fields. It has recently been shown that this result also applies to quantum mechanical wave functions describing massive particles (matter waves). This article discusses how electron wave functions can be imprinted with quantized phase vortices in analogous ways to twisted light, demonstrating that charged particles with non-zero rest mass can possess orbital angular momentum in free space...
February 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069508/bio-inspired-virus-imprinted-polymer-for-prevention-of-viral-infections
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Ning Li, Yan-Jie Liu, Fei Liu, Mi-Fang Luo, Ying-Chun Wan, Zheng Huang, Qiang Liao, Fang-Sheng Mei, Zhi-Cheng Wang, Ai-Yin Jin, Yun Shi, Bin Lu
: A novel virus-imprinted polymer for prevention of viral infection was prepared by anchoring molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) on the surface of poly-dopamine (PDA)-coated silica particles. The imprinting reaction was carried out via self-polymerization of dopamine in the presence of a virus template. Plaque forming assay indicated that the MIP exhibited selective anti-viral infection properties for the template virus in complex media containing different interfering substances, and even other types of viruses...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067391/gene-expression-modulation-of-lipid-and-central-energetic-metabolism-related-genes-by-high-fat-diet-intake-in-the-main-homeostatic-tissues
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Bàrbara Reynés, Mariona Palou, Andreu Palou
It is generally assumed that high-fat (HF) diets induce characteristic gene expression regulation, which may cause metabolic alterations associated with an increased risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome and other health alterations. However, an integrative analysis of the effects in different tissues is lacking, thus preventing new strategies to prevent or counteract permanent consequences. This review particularly focuses on lipid metabolism gene expression modulation in key homeostatic tissues in response to HF diet intake...
January 9, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060907/sex-differences-in-brain-thyroid-hormone-levels-during-early-post-hatching-development-in-zebra-finch-taeniopygia-guttata
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Shinji Yamaguchi, Shin Hayase, Naoya Aoki, Akihiko Takehara, Jun Ishigohoka, Toshiya Matsushima, Kazuhiro Wada, Koichi J Homma
Thyroid hormones are closely linked to the hatching process in precocial birds. Previously, we showed that thyroid hormones in brain had a strong impact on filial imprinting, an early learning behavior in newly hatched chicks; brain 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3) peaks around hatching and imprinting training induces additional T3 release, thus, extending the sensitive period for imprinting and enabling subsequent other learning. On the other hand, blood thyroid hormone levels have been reported to increase gradually after hatching in altricial species, but it remains unknown how the brain thyroid hormone levels change during post-hatching development of altricial birds...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060706/comparison-of-the-thermal-degradation-of-heavily-nb-doped-and-normal-pzt-thin-films
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Jeong-Suong Yang, Yunsung Kang, Inyoung Kang, Seungmo Lim, Seung-Joo Shin, Jungwon Lee, Kangheon Hur
The degradation of Niobium-doped lead zirconate titanate (PZT) and two types of PZT thin films were investigated. Undoped PZT, 2-step PZT and heavily Nb-doped PZT (PNZT) around the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) were in-situ deposited under optimum condition by RF-magnetron sputtering. All 2 μm thick films had dense perovskite columnar grain structure and self-polarized (100) dominant orientation. PZT thin films were deposited on Pt/TiOx bottom electrode on Si wafer, and Nb doped PZT thin film was on Ir/TiW electrode with help of orientation control...
January 4, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060413/molecularly-imprinted-polymer-chemosensor-for-selective-determination-of-an-n-nitroso-l-proline-food-toxin
#17
Patrycja Lach, Piyush Sindhu Sharma, Karolina Golebiewska, Maciej Cieplak, Francis D'Souza, Wlodzimierz Kutner
A molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP)-based chemosensor for the selective determination of a chosen toxin, N-nitroso-l-proline (Pro-NO), was devised and fabricated. By means of DFT, the structure of the pre-polymerization (functional monomer)-template complex was modeled. This complex was then potentiodynamically electropolymerized in the presence of cross-linking monomer to form a MIP-Pro-NO thin film. Next, the Pro-NO template was extracted from MIP-Pro-NO with 0.1 m NaOH. Piezoelectric microgravimetry (PM) on an electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance and electrochemical (differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)) techniques were used to transduce binding of Pro-NO to molecular cavities of the MIP-Pro-NO...
November 7, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058766/synthesis-of-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-by-atom-transfer-radical-polymerization-for-the-solid-phase-extraction-of-phthalate-esters-in-edible-oil
#18
Ningning Chen, Juan He, Chaojun Wu, Yuanyuan Li, An Suo, Hongliang Wei, Lijun He, Shusheng Zhang
Novel molecularly imprinted polymers of phthalate esters were prepared by atom transfer radical polymerization using methyl methacrylate as functional monomer, cyclohexanone as solvent, cuprous chloride as catalyst, 1-chlorine-1-ethyl benzene as initiator and 2,2-bipyridyl as cross-linker in the mixture of methanol and water (1:1, v/v). The effect of reaction conditions such as monomer ratio and template on the adsorption properties was investigated. The optimum condition was obtained by an orthogonal experiment...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058560/intraoperative-margin-management-in-breast-conserving-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Richard J Gray, Barbara A Pockaj, Erin Garvey, Sarah Blair
BACKGROUND: Breast surgeons have a wide variety of intraoperative techniques available to help achieve low rates for positive margins of excision, with variable levels of evidence. METHODS: A systematic review of the medical literature from 1995 to July 2016 was conducted, with 434 abstracts identified and evaluated. The analysis included 106 papers focused on intraoperative management of breast cancer margins and contained actionable data. RESULTS: Ultrasound-guided lumpectomy for palpable tumors, as an alternative to palpation guidance, can lower positive margin rates, but the effect when used as an alternative to wire localization (WL) for nonpalpable tumors is less certain...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056731/molecularly-imprinted-polymer-of-colocynthin-an-effective-tool-for-quality-control-of-citrullus-colocynthis-extracts
#20
Farid Ramezany, Mahnaz Khanavi, Mohammad Reza Shams Ardakani, Börje Sellegren, Mahdieh Eftekhari, Hossein Rastegar, Maryam Shekarchi
BACKGROUND: Different parts of Colocynth, Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad., are used in traditional phytotherapy and homeopathy. OBJECTIVE: In our new approach, a molecularly imprinted polymer was synthesized to absorb colocynthin, the major plant marker, and its capability was evaluated using HPLC-UV. METHOD: A new method was considered to achieve optimal conditions. FT-infrared, N2 adsorption porosimetry, fluorescent and scanning electron microscopy and thermo gravimetric profile of the polymers were studied...
January 4, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
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