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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528394/a-novel-dual-wavelength-laser-stimulator-to-elicit-transient-and-tonic-nociceptive-stimulation
#1
Xiaoxi Dong, Tianjun Liu, Han Wang, Jichun Yang, Zhuying Chen, Yong Hu, Yingxin Li
This study aimed to develop a new laser stimulator to elicit both transient and sustained heat stimulation with a dual-wavelength laser system as a tool for the investigation of both transient and tonic experimental models of pain. The laser stimulator used a 980-nm pulsed laser to generate transient heat stimulation and a 1940-nm continuous-wave (CW) laser to provide sustained heat stimulation. The laser with 980-nm wavelength can elicit transient pain with less thermal injury, while the 1940-nm CW laser can effectively stimulate both superficial and deep nociceptors to elicit tonic pain...
May 20, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528391/dynamism-in-the-upstream-invasion-edge-of-a-freshwater-fish-exposes-range-boundary-constraints
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Erika S Rubenson, Julian D Olden
Studying the dynamics of species' borders can provide insight into the mechanisms limiting or promoting range expansion in response to environmental change. In the John Day River, Oregon (USA), rising stream temperatures are facilitating the upstream expansion of invasive smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu. Here, where smallmouth bass occupy the upstream limit of its thermal tolerance, we explore population structure and seasonal movement patterns to elucidate the environmental conditions and individual traits that define front edge (where individuals reside year-round) and leading edge (where individuals colonize, but may not establish) limits to its upstream distribution...
May 20, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528356/operating-room-fires-in-periocular-surgery
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Michael A Connor, Anne M Menke, Ivan Vrcek, John W Shore
AIM: A survey of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeons as well as seven-year data regarding claims made to the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC) is used to discuss operating room fires in periocular surgery. METHODS: A retrospective review of all closed claim operating room fires submitted to OMIC was performed. A survey soliciting personal experiences with operating room fires was distributed to all American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons...
May 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528315/bisphenol-a-and-replacements-in-thermal-paper-a-review
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REVIEW
Maria K Björnsdotter, Jacob de Boer, Ana Ballesteros-Gómez
Thermal paper contains potentially toxic compounds such as bisphenol A (BPA), which is used as a color developer. BPA has been reported in thermal paper in concentrations up to 42,600 μg g(-1). The exposure to BPA via dermal transfer has been recently discussed as a significant contribution to the overall human exposure and the estimated daily intake (EDI) has been reported up to 218 μg d(-1). BPA has been also detected in recycled paper with concentrations up to 46 μg g(-1). Due to the fact that BPA is a known endocrine disruptor and migrates from materials, regulatory restrictions have been established to prevent risks for the human health...
May 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528111/protection-of-%C3%AE-carotene-from-chemical-degradation-in-emulsion-based-delivery-systems-using-antioxidant-interfacial-complexes-catechin-egg-white-protein-conjugates
#5
Luping Gu, Yujie Su, Mengqi Zhang, Cuihua Chang, Junhua Li, David Julian McClements, Yanjun Yang
The aim of the present study was to fabricate catechin-egg white protein (CT-EWP) conjugates as novel food-grade antioxidant emulsifiers designed to improve the physicochemical stability of β-carotene (BC) emulsions. CT-EWP conjugates were synthesized using free radical grafting, and the formation of conjugates was confirmed by electrophoresis and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. The physicochemical stability of BC emulsions was characterized by measuring alterations in particle size, ζ-potential and BC retention...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528000/biophysical-insight-into-structure-function-relation-of-allium-sativum-protease-inhibitor-by-thermal-chemical-and-ph-induced-modulation-using-comprehensive-spectroscopic-analysis
#6
Tooba Naz Shamsi, Romana Parveen, Huma Naz, Md Anzarul Haque, Sadaf Fatima
In this study, we have analyzed the structural and functional changes in the nature of Allium sativum Protease Inhibitor (ASPI) on undergoing various denaturation with variable range of pH, temperature and urea (at pH 8.2). ASPI being anti-tryptic in nature has native molecular mass of ∼15kDa. The conformational stability, functional parameters and their correlation were estimated under different conditions using circular dichroism, fluorescence and activity measurements. ASPI was found to fall in belongs to α+β protein...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527990/%C3%AE-irradiation-of-oat-grain-effect-on-physico-chemical-structural-thermal-and-antioxidant-properties-of-extracted-starch
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Rumaisa Mukhtar, Asima Shah, Naira Noor, Adil Gani, Idrees Ahmed Wani, F A Masoodi
Three different varieties of oat grains, Sabzaar, SKO-20, SKO-90 maintained at the moisture level of 12% were γ-irradiated at four different dosage levels- 5, 10, 15, & 20 KGy. Starch was extracted and its physicochemical, structural, thermal, and antioxidant properties were studied. Amongst the physico-chemical properties, syneresis, solubility index, swelling index and light transmittance values showed a varied significance from their native counterparts. Irradiation also had an effect on RVA profiles which exhibited a decrease in peak, trough, final and set back viscosities whereas the pasting temperatures showed a significant (P ≤ 0...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527987/studies-of-chitosan-pectin-complexes-exposed-to-uv-radiation
#8
Jolanta Kowalonek
Chitosan and pectin form complexes owing to electrostatic interactions between positively charged amino groups in chitosan and negatively charged carboxylate groups in pectin, which was confirmed by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and contact angle measurements. Moreover, the formation of these complexes might be associated with the loss of the biopolymers ordering, which resulted in higher surface roughness and lower thermal stability of the complexes in comparison to those of homopolymers. UV rays, used as a sterilizing agent, caused a moderate increase in the surface polarity of the complexes...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527851/intentional-replantation-of-an-avulsed-immature-permanent-incisor-a-case-report
#9
Claudio Maniglia-Ferreira, Fabio de Almeida Gomes, Marcelo de Morais Vitoriano
This case report discusses the successful endodontic treatment of an open apex maxillary right permanent central incisor that had been avulsed and incorrectly replanted in a 7-year-old patient. The tooth was carefully re-extracted followed by cleaning of the alveolar socket and immediate replantation. However, pulp necrosis was diagnosed, and regenerative endodontic treatment was performed. The root canal system was disinfected by passive ultrasonic irrigation with 2.5% sodium hypochlorite. At the first visit, the tooth was repositioned and immobilized with an appropriate semirigid splint...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527827/in%C3%A2-vitro-bioconversion-of-chitin-to-pyruvate-with-thermophilic-enzymes
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Kohsuke Honda, Keisuke Kimura, Pham Huynh Ninh, Hironori Taniguchi, Kenji Okano, Hisao Ohtake
Chitin is the second most abundant organic compound on the planet and thus has been regarded as an alternative resource to petroleum feedstocks. One of the key challenges in the biological conversion of biomass-derived polysaccharides, such as cellulose and chitin, is to close the gap between optimum temperatures for enzymatic saccharification and microbial fermentation and to implement them in a single bioreactor. To address this issue, in the present study, we aimed to perform an in vitro, one-pot bioconversion of chitin to pyruvate, which is a precursor of a wide range of useful metabolites...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527595/metal-dielectric-transition-in-sn-intercalated-graphene-on-sic-0001
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Y R Niu, A A Zakharov, R Yakimova
The Sn intercalation into a buffer layer graphene grown on 4H-SiC(0001) substrate has been studied with spectroscopic photoemission and low energy electron microscope. Both SnSix and SnOx interfacial layers are found to form below the buffer layer, converting it into a quasi-free-standing monolayer graphene. Combining the various operation modes of the microscope allows a detailed insight into the formation processes of the interlayers and their thermal stability. In particular, at the interface we observed a reversible transition from silicide to oxide after exposure to ambient pressure and subsequent annealing...
May 10, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527593/a-structural-and-functional-study-of-gln147-deamidation-in-%C3%AE-a-crystallin-a-major-site-of-modification-in-human-cataract
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Nicholas J Ray, Damien Hall, John A Carver
Deamidation of Glu147 in human αA-crystallin is common in aged cataractous lenses (Hains and Truscott, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010, 51, 3107). Accordingly, this modification may have a causative effect in cataract. αA-crystallin is a small heat-shock molecular chaperone protein that prevents aggregation of proteins and is the principal defence against crystallin protein unfolding and aggregation in the ageing lens. Deamidated Q147E αA-crystallin was structurally characterised using a variety of spectroscopic and biophysical methods, including NMR, circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy and dynamic light scattering...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527529/image-guided-ablation-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
T M Wah
This review article aims to provide an overview of image-guided ablation of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) since it was first introduced in 1998. This will cover the background and rationale behind its development; an overview of the evidence for current thermal technology, such as heat-based, e.g., radiofrequency ablation (RFA), microwave ablation (MWA), and cold-based energies, e.g., cryoablation used; and summarise the published evidence regarding its treatment efficacy and oncological outcome. In addition, it aims to provide an insight into the potential role of the new non-thermal ablative technology, e...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527455/uncertainty-quantification-and-propagation-of-errors-of-the-lennard-jones-12-6-parameters-for-n-alkanes
#14
Richard A Messerly, Thomas A Knotts, W Vincent Wilding
Molecular simulation has the ability to predict various physical properties that are difficult to obtain experimentally. For example, we implement molecular simulation to predict the critical constants (i.e., critical temperature, critical density, critical pressure, and critical compressibility factor) for large n-alkanes that thermally decompose experimentally (as large as C48). Historically, molecular simulation has been viewed as a tool that is limited to providing qualitative insight. One key reason for this perceived weakness in molecular simulation is the difficulty to quantify the uncertainty in the results...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527449/correlated-matrix-fluctuation-mediated-activated-transport-of-dilute-penetrants-in-glass-forming-liquids-and-suspensions
#15
Rui Zhang, Kenneth S Schweizer
We formulate a microscopic, force-level statistical mechanical theory for the activated diffusion of dilute penetrants in dense liquids, colloidal suspensions, and glasses. The approach explicitly and self-consistently accounts for coupling between penetrant hopping and matrix dynamic displacements that actively facilitate the hopping event. The key new ideas involve two mechanistically (at a stochastic trajectory level) coupled dynamic free energy functions for the matrix and spherical penetrant particles...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527447/nanoscopic-length-scale-dependence-of-hydrogen-bonded-molecular-associates-dynamics-in-methanol
#16
C E Bertrand, J L Self, J R D Copley, A Faraone
In a recent paper [C. E. Bertrand et al., J. Chem. Phys. 145, 014502 (2016)], we have shown that the collective dynamics of methanol shows a fast relaxation process related to the standard density-fluctuation heat mode and a slow non-Fickian mode originating from the hydrogen bonded molecular associates. Here we report on the length scale dependence of this slow relaxation process. Using quasielastic neutron scattering and molecular dynamics simulations, we show that the dynamics of the slow process is affected by the structuring of the associates, which is accessible through polarized neutron diffraction experiments...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527395/hydrogen-bonded-charge-transfer-molecular-salt-4-chloro-anilinium-3-nitrophthalate-for-photophysical-and-pharmacological-applications
#17
K Singaravelan, A Chandramohan, M Saravanabhavan, I V Muthu Vijayan Enoch, V S Suganthi
Radical scavenging activity against DPPH radical and binding properties of a hydrogen bonded charge transfer molecular salt 4-chloro anilinium-3-nitrophthalate(CANP) with calf thymus DNA has been studied by electronic absorption and emission spectroscopy. The molecular structure and crystallinity of the CANP salt have been established by carried out powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis which indicated that cation and anion are linked through strong N(+)H(…)O(-) type of hydrogen bond. FTIR spectroscopic study was carried out to know the various functional groups present in the crystal...
May 10, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527348/the-thermal-neutron-facility-hotnes-theoretical-design
#18
R Bedogni, A Pietropaolo, J M Gomez-Ros
HOTNES (HOmogeneous Thermal NEutron Source) is a thermal neutron irradiation facility with extended and very uniform irradiation area. A (241)Am-B radionuclide neutron source with nominal strenght 3.5×10(6) s(-1) is located on bottom of a large cylindrical cavity (30cm diameter, 70cm in height) delimited by polyethylene walls. The upper part of this volume (30cm diameter, 40cm in height) is used to irradiate samples. A polyethylene cylinder, acting as shadowing object, prevents fast neutrons to directly reach the irradiation volume...
May 4, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527334/photo-protective-mechanisms-in-reed-canary-grass-to-alleviate-photo-inhibition-of-psii-on-the-qinghai-tibet-plateau
#19
Chao Zhang, Da-Wei Zhang, Yan-Ni Sun, Muhammad Arfan, Da-Xu Li, Jia-Jun Yan, Ming-Hong You, Shi-Qie Bai, Hong-Hui Lin
Due to its characteristic of high biomass yield potential, there is considerable interest in cultivating Phalaris arundinacea L. cv. 'chuancaoyin No.3' (reed canary grass) on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau where there is an abundance of alpine steppe meadow and a potential large market for animal husbandry. In this study, we 1) investigate whether reed canary grass exhibits superior productive capacity to Elymus nutans 'Aba' (E. nutans), ordinary common pasture, during the long warm days of summer at high-altitude; and 2) compare the cold tolerance between reed canary grass and E...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526853/response-of-coral-calcification-and-calcifying-fluid-composition-to-thermally-induced-bleaching-stress
#20
J P D'Olivo, M T McCulloch
Severe, global-scale thermal stress events like those of 1998 and 2016, are becoming more frequent and intense, potentially compromising the future of coral reefs. Here we report the effects of the 1998 bleaching event on coral calcification as well as the composition of the calcifying fluid (cf) from which corals precipitate their calcium carbonate skeletons. This was investigated by using the Sr/Ca, Li/Mg (temperature), and boron isotopes (δ(11)B) and B/Ca (carbonate chemistry) proxies in a Porites sp. coral...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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