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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938786/prediction-of-egg-freshness-during-storage-using-electronic-nose
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Samuel M Yimenu, J Y Kim, B S Kim
The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential of a fast gas chromatography (GC) e-nose for freshness discrimination and for prediction of storage time as well as sensory and internal quality changes during storage of hen eggs. All samples were obtained from the same egg production farm and stored at 20 °C for 20 d. Egg sampling was conducted every 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 16, and 20 d. During each sampling time, 4 egg cartons (each containing 10 eggs) were randomly selected: one carton for Haugh units, one carton for sensory evaluation and 2 cartons for the e-nose experiment...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937213/the-structural-basis-of-polydopamine-film-formation-probing-5-6-dihydroxyindole-based-eumelanin-type-units-and-the-porphyrin-issue
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Maria Laura Alfieri, Raffaella Micillo, Lucia Panzella, Orlando Crescenzi, Stefano Luigi Luigi Oscurato, Pasqualino Maddalena, Alessandra Napolitano, Vincent Ball, Marco d'Ischia
The role of 5,6-dihydroxyindole (DHI)-based oligomers, including porphyrin-like tetramers, in polydopamine (PDA) film formation was addressed by a comparative structural investigation against model polymers from DHI and its 2,7'-dimer. MALDI-MS data showed that: a) PDA is structurally different from DHI melanin and does not contain species compatible with DHI-based oligomers as primary building blocks; b) PDA films and precipitate display a single main peak at m/z 402 in common; c) no species matching the range of m/z values expected for cyclic porphyrin-type tetramers was detected in DHI melanin produced in the presence or in the absence of folic acid (FA) as templating agent, nor by oxidation of the 2,7'-dimer of DHI as putative precursor...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936961/-effects-of-small-rna-interference-targeting-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-on-paraquat-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-rats
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Wenbin Yang, Xiaoqing Zhao, Ran Liang, Da Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of small RNA interference targeting mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) expression on paraquat-induced pulmonary fibrosis in rats. METHODS: Human embryonic kidney cells HEK-293 were cultured in vitro. The mTOR small interfering RNA (mTOR-siRNA) expression plasmid transfection lentivirus was constructed, and non-specific sequence plasmid with no homology to mTOR gene was set as the control. Seventy-two healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into normal saline (NS) control group, paraquat model group, mTOR unrelated sequence group, and mTOR-siRNA group, with 18 rats in each group...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935694/cellular-kinetics-of-ctl019-in-relapsed-refractory-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Karen Thudium Mueller, Shannon L Maude, David L Porter, Noelle Frey, Patricia Wood, Xia Han, Edward Waldron, Abhijit Chakraborty, Rakesh Awasthi, Bruce L Levine, J Joseph Melenhorst, Stephan A Grupp, Carl H June, Simon F Lacey
Tisagenlecleucel (CTL019) is an investigational immunotherapy that involves reprogramming a patient's own T cells with a transgene encoding a chimeric antigen receptor to identify and eliminate CD19-expressing cells. We previously reported that CTL019 achieved impressive clinical efficacy in patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), including the expansion and persistence of CTL019 cells, which correlates with response to therapy. Here, we performed formal cellular kinetic analyses of CTL019 in a larger cohort of 103 patients treated with CTL019 in 2 different diseases (ALL and CLL)...
September 21, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933686/heparan-sulfate-as-a-receptor-for-poxvirus-infections-and-as-a-target-for-antiviral-agents
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Mayank Khanna, Charani Ranasinghe, Ronald Jackson, Christopher Richard Parish
To establish the importance of virus-heparan sulfate (HS) interactions in virus infectivity, the poxvirus vaccinia virus (VACV) was used, as it binds HS and has both enveloped virus (EV) and non-enveloped mature virus (MV) forms. Initial studies showed that heparin inhibited plaque formation by both MV-rich WR and EV-rich IHD-J strains of VACV, with the EV-rich strain also losing trademark 'comet'-shaped plaques. However, using GFP-tagged EV and MV forms of VACV, based on IC50 values, heparin was 16-fold more effective at inhibiting the infectivity of the EV form compared to the MV form...
September 21, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932856/on-the-apparent-yield-stress-in-non-brownian-magnetorheological-fluids
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Daniel Vågberg, Brian P Tighe
We use simulations to probe the flow properties of dense two-dimensional magnetorheological fluids. Prior results from both experiments and simulations report that the shear stress σ scales with strain rate [small gamma, Greek, dot above] as σ ∼ [small gamma, Greek, dot above](1-Δ), with values of the exponent ranging between 2/3 < Δ ≤ 1. However it remains unclear what properties of the system select the value of Δ, and in particular under what conditions the system displays a yield stress (Δ = 1)...
September 21, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932740/tapping-the-vast-potential-of-the-data-deluge-in-small-scale-food-animal-production-businesses-challenges-to-near-real-time-data-analysis-and-interpretation
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Flavie Vial, Andrew Tedder
Food-animal production businesses are part of a data-driven ecosystem shaped by stringent requirements for traceability along the value chain and the expanding capabilities of connected products. Within this sector, the generation of animal health intelligence, in particular, in terms of antimicrobial usage, is hindered by the lack of a centralized framework for data storage and usage. In this Perspective, we delimit the 11 processes required for evidence-based decisions and explore processes 3 (digital data acquisition) to 10 (communication to decision-makers) in more depth...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932456/crystal-structure-of-ethyl-e-2-cyano-3-thio-phen-2-yl-acrylate-two-conformers-forming-a-discrete-disorder
#8
Brian Castro Agudelo, Juan C Cárdenas, Mario A Macías, Cristian Ochoa-Puentes, Cesar A Sierra
In the title compound, C10H9NO2S, all the non-H atoms, except for the ethyl fragment, lie nearly in the same plane. Despite the mol-ecular planarity, the ethyl fragment presents more than one conformation, giving rise to a discrete disorder, which was modelled with two different crystallographic sites for the eth-oxy O and eth-oxy α-C atoms, with occupancy values of 0.5. In the crystal, the three-dimensional array is mainly directed by C-H⋯(O,N) inter-actions, giving rise to inversion dimers with R2(2)(10) and R2(2)(14) motifs and infinite chains running along the [100] direction...
September 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932416/a-one-dimensional-bromide-bridged-pt-ii-pt-iv-mixed-valence-complex-with-a-2-bromo-ethane-sulfonate-counter-ion
#9
Nobuyuki Matsushita, Ayako Taira, Yoshiya Taoka
The title salt, catena-poly[[[bis-(ethyl-enedi-amine)-platinum(II)]-μ-bromido-[bis(ethyl-enedi-amine)-platinum(IV)]-μ-bromido] tetra-kis-(2-bromo-ethane-sulfon-ate) dihydrate], {[Pt(II)Pt(IV)Br2(C2H8N2)4](C2H4BrSO3)4·2H2O} n , crystallizes in the space group P21212. It has a linear chain structure extending parallel to the c axis, composed of square-planar [Pt(en)2](2+) and elongated octa-hedral trans-[PtBr2(en)2](2+) cations (en is ethyl-enedi-amine) stacked alternately and bridged by the Br atoms. The Pt site of the [Pt(II/IV)(en)2] unit is located on a general position...
July 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931652/responsive-monitoring-of-mitochondrial-redox-states-in-heart-muscle-predicts-impending-cardiac-arrest
#10
Dorothy A Perry, Joshua W Salvin, Padraic Romfh, Peili Chen, Kalyani Krishnamurthy, Lindsay M Thomson, Brian D Polizzotti, Francis X McGowan, Daryoosh Vakhshoori, John N Kheir
Assessing the adequacy of oxygen delivery to tissues is vital, particularly in the fields of intensive care medicine and surgery. As oxygen delivery to a cell becomes deficient, changes in mitochondrial redox state precede changes in cellular function. We describe a technique for the continuous monitoring of the mitochondrial redox state on the epicardial surface using resonance Raman spectroscopy. We quantify the reduced fraction of specific electron transport chain cytochromes, a metric we name the resonance Raman reduced mitochondrial ratio (3RMR)...
September 20, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930230/angelica-sinensis-oliv-diels-influence-of-value-chain-on-quality-criteria-and-marker-compounds-ferulic-acid-and-z-ligustilide
#11
Nino Giacomelli, Yang Yongping, Franz K Huber, Anita Ankli, Caroline S Weckerle
Background:Dang gui (Apiaceae; Angelica sinensis radix) is among the most often used Chinese medicinal plants. However, hardly anything is known about its value chain and its influence on the main marker compounds of the drug. The aim of this study is to investigate the value chain of dang gui in Gansu and Yunnan, and the analysis of the marker compounds ferulic acid and Z-ligustilide concentration in relation to quality criteria such as the production area and size of the roots. Methods: During six months of field research in China, semi-structured interviews with various stakeholders of the value chain were undertaken and plant material was collected...
March 14, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929965/-a-negleted-bacteria-with-a-case-bartonella-henselae
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Kamuran Türker, Bekir Çelebi, Şeyda Andaç, Pınar Bulut, Şenay Yalçın, Saniye Dolhan
Bartonella henselae the causative agent of cat scratch disease (CSD), is a gram-negative, coccobacillus, facultative intracellular bacterium CSD usually presents as a clinical form of benign local lymphadenopathy (LAP) but sometimes it may progress to severe life threatening complications. Despite the fact that CSD is known to be a common disease, which is one of the important causes of local LAPs in the world, there are few publications in our country. For the diagnosis, the clinician should suspect for CSD and has to ask to the patient whether there is a story of cat scratch or not...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929963/-comparison-of-phenotypic-methods-and-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-the-detection-of-carbapenemase-production-in-clinical-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates
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Yamaç Tekintaş, Feriha Çilli, Bayrı Eraç, Melike Yaşar, Sabire Şöhret Aydemir, Mine Hoşgör Limoncu
Being a member of the Enterobacteriaceae family, Klebsiella pneumoniae is an opportunistic pathogen that inhabits normal human microbiota and causes predominantly hospital-acquired infections. The emergence of K.pneumoniae isolates which are resistant particularly to the carbapenem group of antibiotics has led to an increase in hospitalization period, mortality and morbidity. Although different rates of resistance are observed between countries, regions and even healthcare facilities, there has been a rapid increase in the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant strains in the last 10 years...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929960/-antimicrobial-susceptibilities-and-molecular-characterization-of-toxin-positive-clostridium-difficile-isolates-the-first-report-on-the-presence-of-hypervirulent-strains-from-turkey
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Emrah Salman, Belkıs Levent, Zeynep Ceren Karahan
Clostridium difficile infection is one of the most important hospital-acquired infections. Infections caused by hypervirulent C.difficile strains which produce toxins at high levels, have higher morbidity and mortality rates, more complications and relapses. They are characterized by higher sporulation ratios and resistance rates for fluoroquinolones. In order to prevent serious morbidities, mortalities and remarkable increase in health costs, highly pathogenic C.difficile strains must be identified before causing severe outbreaks...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929613/hla-g-gene-14-bp-deletion-variant-protects-iranian-subjects-against-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
#15
E Eskandari, T Dahmardeh, V Safdari, S Khosravi, E Pahlevani
To investigate whether 14-bp Ins/Del polymorphism in HLA-G gene is associated with the risk of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection. This study was performed on a total of 396 individuals including 199 CHB patients and 197 healthy subjects from a south-east Iranian population. We genotyped 14-bp Ins/Del polymorphism in the HLA-G gene using polymerase chain reaction method. The results of our study revealed that the HLA-G 14-bp deletion polymorphism was associated with a reduced risk of CHB at both allele and genotypic levels...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929047/determining-frequency-of-genes-of-ctx-m-and-ctx-m-15-of-producing-enterobacteriaceae-of-isolated-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamases-from-clinical-samples-of-patients-referred-to-training-hospitals-of-medical-sciences-university-khorramabad-iran
#16
Seyed Mojtaba Mosavian, Azam Rezvani-Rad
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of conducting this research was evaluation of the frequency of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) in separated Enterobacteriaceae isolates from clinical samples in Khorramabad city and determination of their antimicrobial resistance pattern. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 240 isolates belonging to Enterobacteriaceae family were collected in time duration between March and June in 2014. The isolates were identified by standard biochemical tests...
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927152/expression-levels-of-fgfr3-as-a-prognostic-marker-for-the-progression-of-primary-pt1-bladder-cancer-and-its-association-with-mutation-status
#17
Ho Won Kang, Ye-Hwan Kim, Pildu Jeong, Cheol Park, Won Tae Kim, Dong Hee Ryu, Eun-Jong Cha, Yun-Sok Ha, Tae-Hwan Kim, Tae Gyun Kwon, Sung-Kwon Moon, Yung Hyun Choi, Seok-Joong Yun, Wun-Jae Kim
The present study examined the utility of fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) mutation status and gene expression as a prognostic marker in primary pT1 bladder cancer (BC). A total of 120 patients with primary pT1 BC were enrolled. FGFR3 mutation status was determined by direct sequencing and FGFR3 mRNA expression level was determined by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) analysis. The results were compared with the clinicopathological parameters, and the prognostic value of FGFR3 was evaluated by Kaplan-Meier analysis and a multivariate Cox regression test...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926878/-effects-of-arnebia-root-oil-on-wound-healing-of-rats-with-full-thickness-skin-defect-and-the-related-mechanism
#18
J Y Shen, Q Ma, Z B Yang, J J Gong, Y S Wu
Objective: To observe the effects of arnebia root oil on wound healing of rats with full-thickness skin defect, and to explore the related mechanism. Methods: Eighty SD rats were divided into arnebia root oil group and control group according to the random number table, with 40 rats in each group, then full-thickness skin wounds with area of 3 cm×3 cm were inflicted on the back of each rat. Wounds of rats in arnebia root oil group and control group were treated with sterile medical gauze and bandage package infiltrated with arnebia root oil gauze or Vaseline gauze, respectively, with dressing change of once every two days...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926702/the-dynamic-feature-of-incipient-polymer-collapse-below-the-theta-point
#19
Yicen Liu, Yibing Dai, Xiaofei Xu
We study the dynamics of polymer chain with gradually changing the solvent quality from good to poor by dissipative particle dynamics simulation. We nd several spectral modes related to internal motions of intrachain interaction. As approaching the coil-to-globule transition point, all fast modes of spectrum ω > 1 (ns)-1 disappear. There is only a slow mode at ω≈0.66 (ns)-1. Moreover, the spectral density at this slow mode reaches a maximum value at the transition point. We suggest that, at the transition point, the chain conformation relaxes to the most probable distribution only by the slow mode...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926292/vegf-polymorphisms-among-neovascular-age-related-macular-degenerative-subjects-in-a-multiethnic-population
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Nur Afiqah Mohamad, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Patimah Ismail, Hazlita Mohd Isa, Yoke Mun Chan, Nor Fariza Ngah, Norshakimah Md Bakri, Siew Mooi Ching, Fan Kee Hoo, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman
AIM: To determine the association of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) polymorphisms with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred thirty-five nAMD patients and 135 controls were recruited to determine the association of the -460 C/T, the -2549 I/D, and the +405 G/C polymorphisms with the VEGF gene. Genotyping was conducted using the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) approach, and association analyses were conducted using chi-square analysis and logistic regression analysis...
September 19, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
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