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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087440/an-overlooked-horticultural-crop-smyrnium-olusatrum-as-a-potential-source-of-compounds-effective-against-african-trypanosomiasis
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Riccardo Petrelli, Farahnaz Ranjbarian, Stefano Dall'Acqua, Fabrizio Papa, Romilde Iannarelli, Stephane L Ngahang Kamte, Sauro Vittori, Giovanni Benelli, Filippo Maggi, Anders Hofer, Loredana Cappellacci
Among natural products, sesquiterpenes have showed promising inhibitory effects against bloodstream forms of Trypanosoma brucei, the protozoan parasite causing the human African trypanosomiasis (HAT). Smyrnium olusatrum (Apiaceae), also known as Alexanders or wild celery, is a neglected horticultural crop characterized by oxygenated sesquiterpenes containing a furan ring. In the present work we explored the potential of its essential oils obtained from different organs and the main oxygenated sesquiterpenes, namely isofuranodiene, germacrone and β-acetoxyfuranoeudesm-4(15)-ene, as inhibitors of Trypanosoma brucei...
January 10, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086858/the-influence-of-adding-modified-zirconium-oxide-titanium-dioxide-nano-particles-on-mechanical-properties-of-orthodontic-adhesive-an-in-vitro-study
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Nayef H Felemban, Mohamed I Ebrahim
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this in-vitro study was to examine the effect of incorporating different concentrations of Zirconium oxide-Titanium dioxide (ZrO2-TiO2) nanoparticles, which can have antibacterial properties, on the mechanical properties of an orthodontic adhesive. METHODS: ZrO2-TiO2 (Zirconium oxide, HWNANO, Hongwu International Group Ltd, China) -Titanium dioxide, Nanoshell, USA) nanopowder were incorporated into orthodontic adhesive (Transbond XT, 3 M Unitek, Monrovia, USA) with different concentrations (0...
January 13, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077886/effect-of-dental-chair-light-on-enamel-bonding-of-orthodontic-brackets-using-light-cure-based-adhesive-system-an-in-vitro-study
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Anil Tiwari, Tarulatha Shyagali, Sarvraj Kohli, Rishi Joshi, Abhishek Gupta, Rana Tiwari
AIM: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the influence of the Dental chair light on the bond strength of light cured composite resin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty therapeutically extracted human premolar teeth were randomly allocated to two groups of 30 specimens each. In both groups light cured composite resin (Transbond XT) and MBT premolar metal brackets (3M Unitek) was used to bond brackets. In group I and II light curing was done using Light-emitting diode light curing units without and with the dental chair light respectively...
October 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077291/in-vitro-dentin-barrier-cytotoxicity-testing-of-some-dental-restorative-materials
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R D Jiang, H Lin, G Zheng, X M Zhang, Q Du, M Yang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the cytotoxicity of four dental restorative materials in three-dimensional (3D) L929 cell cultures using a dentin barrier test. METHODS: The cytotoxicities of light-cured glass ionomer cement (Vitrebond), total-etching adhesive (GLUMA Bond5), and two self-etching adhesives (GLUMA Self Etch and Single Bond Universal) were evaluated. The permeabilities of human dentin disks with thicknesses of 300, 500, and 1000μm were standardized using a hydraulic device...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076459/evaluation-of-phenyl-propanedione-on-yellowing-and-chemical-mechanical-properties-of-experimental-dental-resin-based-materials
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Dayane Carvalho Ramos Salles de Oliveira, Eduardo José Souza-Junior, Adam Dobson, Ana Rosa Costa Correr, William Cunha Brandt, Mário Alexandre Coelho Sinhoreti
Objective: To evaluate the influence of phenyl-propanedione on yellowing and chemical-mechanical properties of experimental resin-based materials photoactivated using different light curing units (LCUs). Material and Methods: Experimental resin-based materials with the same organic matrix (60:40 wt% BisGMA:TEGDMA) were mechanically blended using a centrifugal mixing device. To this blend, different photoinitiator systems were added in equimolar concentrations with aliphatic amine doubled by wt%: 0...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070702/effects-of-tributylborane-activated-adhesive-and-two-silane-agents-on-bonding-computer-aided-design-and-manufacturing-cad-cam-resin-composite
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Ayano Shinohara, Yohsuke Taira, Takashi Sawase
The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of an experimental adhesive agent [methyl methacrylate-tributylborane liquid (MT)] and two adhesive agents containing silane on the bonding between a resin composite block of a computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system and a light-curing resin composite veneering material. The surfaces of CAD/CAM resin composite specimens were ground with silicon-carbide paper, treated with phosphoric acid, and then primed with either one of the two silane agents [Scotchbond Universal Adhesive (SC) and GC Ceramic Primer II (GC)], no adhesive control (Cont), or one of three combinations (MT/SC, MT/GC, and MT/Cont)...
January 9, 2017: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066997/effect-of-mold-diameter-on-the-depth-of-cure-of-a-resin-based-composite-material
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Robert L Erickson, Wayne W Barkmeier
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of mold diameter on depth of cure of a resin-based composite material for varying amounts of irradiation. A resin-based composite was light-cured for 10-80 s in stainless-steel molds of either 6 mm or 4 mm in diameter and then dark-stored for 24 h. Specimens were then scraped back and the length of the cured specimens was measured to provide depth of cure (DSB ). Radiant exposure to each of the mold diameters was determined by measuring the power. The DSB values using the 4-mm molds were lower than those of the 6-mm molds...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054040/systematic-review-on-highly-viscous-glass-ionomer-cement-resin-coating-restorations-part-ii-%C3%A2-do-they-merge-minamata-convention-and-minimum-intervention-dentistry
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Andrej M Kielbassa, Georg Glockner, Michael Wolgin, Karl Glockner
BACKGROUND: With the Minamata Convention the use of mercury will be phased down, and this undoubtedly will have an effect on dental treatment regimens and economic resources. Composite resin restorations are considered viable alternatives to amalgam fillings; however, these will not be covered completely by health insurance systems in many countries. Recently, a high-viscosity glass-ionomer cement (hvGIC) processed with a resinous coating (RC) has been introduced, and has been marketed as a restorative material in load-bearing Class I cavities (and in Class II cavities with limited size), thus serving as a possible alternative to amalgam fillings...
2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050983/wear-resistance-of-bulk-fill-composite-resin-restorative-materials-polymerized-under-different-curing-intensities
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Fahad Alkhudhairy
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the wear resistance of four bulk-fill composite resin restorative materials cured using high- and low-intensity lights. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four samples were prepared from each composite resin material (Tetric N-Ceram, SonicFill, Smart Dentin Replacement, Filtek Bulk-Fill) resulting in a total of 96 samples; they were placed into a mold in a single increment. All of the 96 samples were cured using the Bluephase N light curing unit for 20 seconds...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046148/effects-of-marketing-group-on-the-quality-of-fresh-and-cured-hams-sourced-from-a-commercial-processing-facility
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E K Arkfeld, K B Wilson, M F Overholt, B N Harsh, J E Lowell, E K Hogan, B J Klehm, B M Bohrer, K A Kroscher, B C Peterson, C R Stites, D A Mohrhauser, D A King, T L Wheeler, A C Dilger, S D Shackelford, D D Boler
The objective was: 1) to characterize the effect of marketing group on fresh and cured ham quality, and 2) to determine which fresh ham traits correlated to cured ham quality traits. Pigs raised in 8 barns representing 2 seasons (hot and cold) and 2 production focuses (lean and quality) were used. Three groups were marketed from each barn. A total of 7,684 carcasses were used for data collection at the abattoir. Every tenth carcass was noted as a select carcass for in-depth ham quality analyses. Leg primal weight and instrumental color were measured on 100% of the population...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044996/in-situ-curing-of-liquid-epoxy-via-gold-nanoparticle-mediated-photothermal-heating
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Ju Dong, Gabriel E Firestone, J R Bochinski, L I Clarke, R E Gorga
Metal nanoparticles incorporated at low concentration into epoxy systems enable in situ curing via photothermal heating. In the process of nanoparticle-mediated photothermal heating, light interacts specifically with particles embedded within a liquid or solid material and this energy is transformed into heat, resulting in significant temperature increase local to each particle with minimal warming of surroundings. The ability to use such internal heating to transform the mechanical properties of a material (e...
January 3, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043787/-clusters-of-fusarium-solani-infection-in-juvenile-captive-born-caretta-caretta-sea-turtles
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M Garcia-Hartmann, C Hennequin, S Catteau, C Béatini, V Blanc
Various yeasts and filamentous fungi are described as the cause of infection in sea turtles. Among them, Fusarium solani is responsible both for superficial and invasive infection in weakened adults (capture, stranding), and wild nest contamination, causing massive losses during hatching. We illustrate the pathogenicity of this fungus in sea turtles, through our experience with the species Caretta caretta (loggerhead turtle) and its reproduction, which was obtained for the first time in 2010 at the marine park Marineland, Antibes and renewed in 2011 and 2013...
December 30, 2016: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042836/effect-of-a-polymercaptan-material-on-the-electro-optical-properties-of-polymer-dispersed-liquid-crystal-films
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Yujian Sun, Cuihong Zhang, Le Zhou, Hua Fang, Jianhua Huang, Haipeng Ma, Yi Zhang, Jie Yang, Lan-Ying Zhang, Ping Song, Yanzi Gao, Jiumei Xiao, Fasheng Li, Kexuan Li
Polymer-dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) films were prepared by the ultraviolet-light-induced polymerization of photopolymerizable monomers in nematic liquid crystal/chiral dopant/thiol-acrylate reaction monomer composites. The effects of the chiral dopant and crosslinking agents on the electro-optical properties of the PDLC films were systematically investigate. While added the chiral dopant S811 into the PDLC films, the initial off-state transmittance of the films was decreased. It was found that the weight ratio among acrylate monomers, thiol monomer PETMP and the polymercaptan Capcure 3-800 showed great influence on the properties of the fabricated PDLC films because of the existence of competition between thiol-acrylate reaction and acrylate monomer polymerization reaction...
December 30, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029189/morphological-and-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-the-biocompatibility-of-resin-modified-cements
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Janaina Almeida Mesquita, Rogério Lacerda-Santos, Gustavo Pina Godoy, Cassiano Franscisco Weege Nonaka, Pollianna Muniz Alves
The aim of this double-blind randomized study was to evaluate the biocompatibility of resin-modified glass ionomer cements (RMGIC) by means of morphological and immunohistochemical analyses. RMGICs were selected and divided into four groups: Group CK (Crosslink Orthodontic Band Cement); Group RS (Resilience Light Cure Band Cement) Group RMO (RMO Band Cement), Group TP (Transbond Plus Light Cure Band), and Group C (Control-polyethylene). The materials were implanted in rat subcutaneous tissues, randomly selected for this study...
December 28, 2016: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027959/polysarcosine-brush-stabilized-gold-nanorods-for-in-vivo-near-infrared-photothermal-tumor-therapy
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Hong Zhu, Ying Chen, Fang-Jie Yan, Jin Chen, Xin-Feng Tao, Jun Ling, Bo Yang, Qiao-Jun He, Zheng-Wei Mao
: Gold nanorods (AuNRs) are suitable candidates for photothermal therapy in vivo, because of their excellent ability to transfer near-infrared (NIR) light into heat. However, appropriate surface should be generated on AuNRs before their in vivo application because of the low colloidal stability in complicate biological environment and relatively strong toxicity compared to their pristine stabilizer cetyltrimethylammonium bromide. In the current study, polysarcosine (PS), a non-ionic hydrophilic polypeptoid whose structure is similar to polypeptides, bearing repeating units of natural α-amino acid, was used to stabilize AuNRs due to its excellent hydrophilicity and biocompatibility...
December 24, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018558/the-effects-of-different-polishing-techniques-on-the-staining-resistance-of-cad-cam-resin-ceramics
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Omer Sagsoz, Tevfik Demirci, Gamze Demirci, Nurdan Polat Sagsoz, Mehmet Yildiz
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to evaluate the staining resistance of CAD/CAM resin-ceramics polished with different techniques and to determine the effectiveness of the polishing techniques on resin-ceramics, comparing it with that of a glazed glass-ceramic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four different CAD/CAM ceramics (feldspathic ceramic: C-CEREC Blocs, (SIRONA) and three resin-ceramics: L-Lava Ultimate, (3M ESPE), E-Enamic, (VITA) and CS-CeraSmart, (GC)) and one light cure composite resin: ME-Clearfil Majesty Esthetic (Kuraray) were used...
December 2016: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004437/desolvation-induced-origami-of-photocurable-polymers-by-digit-light-processing
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Zeang Zhao, Jiangtao Wu, Xiaoming Mu, Haosen Chen, H Jerry Qi, Daining Fang
Self-folding origami is of great interest in current research on functional materials and structures, but there is still a challenge to develop a simple method to create freestanding, reversible, and complex origami structures. This communication provides a feasible solution to this challenge by developing a method based on the digit light processing technique and desolvation-induced self-folding. In this new method, flat polymer sheets can be cured by a light field from a commercial projector with varying intensity, and the self-folding process is triggered by desolvation in water...
December 22, 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004001/mechanical-properties-of-calcium-fluoride-based-composite-materials
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Monika Łukomska-Szymańska, Joanna Kleczewska, Joanna Nowak, Mariusz Pryliński, Agata Szczesio, Magdalena Podlewska, Jerzy Sokołowski, Barbara Łapińska
Aim of the study was to evaluate mechanical properties of light-curing composite materials modified with the addition of calcium fluoride. The study used one experimental light-curing composite material (ECM) and one commercially available flowable light-curing composite material (FA) that were modified with 0.5-5.0 wt% anhydrous calcium fluoride. Morphology of the samples and uniformity of CaF2 distribution were analyzed using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS). Mechanical properties were tested after 24-hour storage of specimens in dry or wet conditions...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002695/clinical-effectiveness-of-different-polishing-systems-and-self-etch-adhesives-in-class-v-composite-resin-restorations-two-year-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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J-H Jang, H-Y Kim, S-M Shin, C-O Lee, D S Kim, K-K Choi, S-Y Kim
The aim of this randomized controlled clinical trial was to compare the clinical effectiveness of different polishing systems and self-etch adhesives in class V composite resin restorations. A total of 164 noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs) from 35 patients were randomly allocated to one of four experimental groups, each of which used a combination of polishing systems and adhesives. The two polishing systems used were Sof-Lex XT (Sof), a multistep abrasive disc, and Enhance/Pogo (EP), a simplified abrasive-impregnated rubber instrument...
January 2017: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002693/degree-of-conversion-and-polymerization-shrinkage-of-bulk-fill-resin-based-composites
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P Yu, Auj Yap, X Y Wang
This study evaluated the degree of conversion (DC) and polymerization shrinkage (PS) of contemporary bulk-fill resin-based composites (RBCs) including giomer materials. Two giomer bulk-fill (Beautifil Bulk Restorative [BBR], Beautifil Bulk Flowable [BBF]), two nongiomer bulk-fill (Tetric N-Ceram Bulk-fill [TNB], Smart Dentin Replacement [SDR]), and three conventional non-bulk-fill (Beautifil II [BT], Beautifil Flow Plus [BF], Tetric N-Ceram [TN]) RBCs were selected for the study. To evaluate the DC, disc-shaped specimens of 5-mm diameter and 2-mm, 4-mm, and 6-mm thickness were fabricated using customized Teflon molds...
January 2017: Operative Dentistry
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