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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786431/ultrasonic-assisted-spin-coating-improved-junction-by-enhanced-permeation-of-coating-material-within-nanostructures
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Jong-Won Yun, Farman Ullah, Se-Jeong Jang, Do Hui Kim, Tri Khoa Nguyen, Ki Yeon Ryu, Shinuk Cho, Joon I Jang, Dooyong Lee, Sungkyun Park, Yong Soo Kim
Over the last decades, the spin coating (SC) technique has been widely used to prepare thin films of various materials in liquid phase on arbitrary substrates. The technique simply relies on centrifugal force to spread a coating solution radially outwards over the substrate. This mechanism works fairly well for solutions with low surface tension to form thin films of reasonable junctions on smooth substrates. Here, we present a modified SC technique, namely ultrasonic-assisted spin-coating (UASC), to form thin films of coating solution having high surface tension on rough substrates with excellent junctions...
May 22, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786075/tp53-gain-of-function-mutation-promotes-inflammation-in-glioblastoma
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Seok Won Ham, Hee-Young Jeon, Xiong Jin, Eun-Jung Kim, Jun-Kyum Kim, Yong Jae Shin, Yeri Lee, Se Hoon Kim, Seon Yong Lee, Sunyoung Seo, Min Gi Park, Hye-Mi Kim, Do-Hyun Nam, Hyunggee Kim
Glioblastoma (GBM), the most severe and common brain tumor in adults, is characterized by multiple somatic mutations and aberrant activation of inflammatory responses. Immune cell infiltration and subsequent inflammation cause tumor growth and resistance to therapy. Somatic loss-of-function mutations in the gene encoding tumor suppressor protein p53 (TP53) are frequently observed in various cancers. However, numerous studies suggest that TP53 regulates malignant phenotypes by gain-of-function (GOF) mutations...
May 21, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785988/accuracy-of-noncycloplegic-refraction-performed-at-school-screening-camps
#3
Rolli Khurana, Shailja Tibrewal, Suma Ganesh, Rajoo Tarkar, Phuong Thi Thanh Nguyen, Zeeshan Siddiqui, Shantanu Dasgupta
Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare noncycloplegic refraction performed in school camp with that performed in eye clinic in children aged 6-16 years. Methods: A prospective study of children with unaided vision <0.2 LogMAR who underwent noncycloplegic retinoscopy (NCR) and subjective refraction (SR) in camp and subsequently in eye clinic between February and March 2017 was performed. A masked optometrist performed refractions in both settings. The agreement between refraction values obtained at both settings was compared using the Bland-Altman analysis...
June 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785424/iron-nanoparticles-in-capsules-derived-from-mesoporous-silica-protected-prussian-blue-microcubes-for-efficient-selenium-removal
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Qingqing Wang, Yuye Zhao, Wei Luo, Weizhong Jiang, Jianwei Fan, Lianjun Wang, Wan Jiang, Wei-Xian Zhang, Jianping Yang
A spatially confined reduction strategy for the fabrication of small nanoparticles in a micro-box is reported, where iron nanoparticles with uniform diameter are highly distributed in a carbon matrix and surrounded by a mesoporous silica layer. Due to their unique confined nanostructure, the Fe/C@mSiO2 capsules could effectively remove and recycle Se(iv) from a low concentration solution.
May 22, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785413/multivariate-analysis-of-inflammatory-endotypes-in-recurrent-nasal-polyposis-in-a-chinese-population
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B Wei, F Liu, J Zhang, Y Liu, J Du, S Liu, N Zhang, C Bachert, J Meng
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) remains a challenging clinical problem due to its propensity for recurrence. However, data on the frequency of CRSwNP recurrence after surgery in China are rare. METHODS: 78 CRSwNP patients undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery were followed-up for 8 years and classified into recurrent and non-recurrent groups. A cluster analysis of the CRSwNP based on inflammatory endotypes was performed, and the endotypes were secondarily matched with clinical phenotypes...
May 22, 2018: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785398/marker-assisted-introgression-of-saltol-qtl-enhances-seedling-stage-salt-tolerance-in-the-rice-variety-pusa-basmati-1
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Vivek Kumar Singh, Brahma Deo Singh, Amit Kumar, Sadhna Maurya, Subbaiyan Gopala Krishnan, Kunnummal Kurungara Vinod, Madan Pal Singh, Ranjith Kumar Ellur, Prolay Kumar Bhowmick, Ashok Kumar Singh
Marker-assisted selection is an unequivocal translational research tool for crop improvement in the genomics era. Pusa Basmati 1 (PB1) is an elite Indian Basmati rice cultivar sensitive to salinity. Here, we report enhanced seedling stage salt tolerance in improved PB1 genotypes developed through marker-assisted transfer of a major QTL, Saltol . A highly salt tolerant line, FL478, was used as the Saltol donor. Parental polymorphism survey using 456 microsatellite (SSR)/QTL-linked markers revealed 14.3% polymorphism between PB1 and FL478...
2018: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785230/refractive-indices-of-layers-and-optical-simulations-of-cu-in-ga-se-2-solar-cells
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Romain Carron, Enrico Avancini, Thomas Feurer, Benjamin Bissig, Paolo A Losio, Renato Figi, Claudia Schreiner, Melanie Bürki, Emilie Bourgeois, Zdenek Remes, Milos Nesladek, Stephan Buecheler, Ayodhya N Tiwari
Cu(In,Ga)Se2 based solar cells have reached efficiencies close to 23%. Further knowledge-driven improvements require accurate determination of the material properties. Here, we present refractive indices for all layers in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells with high efficiency. The optical bandgap of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 does not depend on the Cu content in the explored composition range, while the absorption coefficient value is primarily determined by the Cu content. An expression for the absorption spectrum is proposed, with Ga and Cu compositions as parameters...
2018: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784985/chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-is-characterized-by-dysbacteriosis-of-the-nasal-microbiota
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Thanit Chalermwatanachai, Ramiro Vilchez-Vargas, Gabriele Holtappels, Tim Lacoere, Ruy Jáuregui, Frederiek-Maarten Kerckhof, Dietmar H Pieper, Tom Van de Wiele, Mario Vaneechoutte, Thibaut Van Zele, Claus Bachert
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyp (CRSwNP) patients are often characterized by asthma comorbidity and a type-2 inflammation of the sinonasal mucosa. The mucosal microbiota has been suggested to be implicated in the persistence of inflammation, but associations have not been well defined. To compare the bacterial communities of healthy subjects with CRSwNP patients, we collected nasal swabs from 17 healthy subjects, 21 CRSwNP patients without asthma (CRSwNP-A), and 20 CRSwNP patients with co-morbid asthma (CRSwNP+A)...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784840/oxidative-stress-and-first-line-antituberculosis-drug-induced-hepatotoxicity
#9
Wing Wai Yew, Kwok Chiu Chang, Denise P Chan
Hepatotoxicity induced by antituberculosis drugs is a serious adverse reaction with significant morbidity and even rarely mortality. This form of toxicity potentially impacts the treatment outcome of tuberculosis in some patients. Confining to first-line antituberculosis drugs, this review addresses whether and how oxidative stress, and more broadly, disturbance in redox homeostasis alongside mitochondrial dysfunction, may contribute to the hepatotoxicity induced by them. Risk factors for such toxicity that have been identified, in addition to genetic factors, principally include old age, malnutrition, alcoholism, chronic hepatitis C and chronic hepatitis B infection, HIV infection and pre-existing liver disease...
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784579/endoscopic-management-of-a-colonic-fistula-communicating-with-a-walled-off-pancreatic-necrosis
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Jun-Ho Choi, Se Weon Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2018: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784345/development-of-dried-serum-spot-sampling-techniques-for-the-assessment-of-trace-elements-in-serum-samples-by-la-icp-ms
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María Pilar Chantada-Vázquez, Jorge Moreda-Piñeiro, Alicia Cantarero-Roldán, Pilar Bermejo-Barrera, Antonio Moreda-Piñeiro
A novel approach for serum analysis by dried matrix spot (DMS) technique is proposed. The methodology consists of sampling filter paper discs (2.7 mm in diameter) containing the large amount of serum retained after a single spotting. Several oxidizers (sodium chlorate, sodium azide, acetic acid, formic acid, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazoliumm chloride/bromide) were tested (oxidizers premixed with the sample before spotting, and papers previously soaked in concentrated additive/oxidizer solutions). Direct multi-element determination (Al, Be, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, P, Rb, Se, V, and Zn) in dried serum spots at very low levels was therefore assessed by laser ablation (LA) coupled with inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783094/the-relation-of-parent-alcohol-disorder-to-young-adult-drinking-outcomes-mediated-by-parenting-effects-of-developmentally-limited-versus-persistent-parent-alcohol-disorder
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Ariel Sternberg, Danielle Pandika, Kit K Elam, Laurie Chassin
BACKGROUND: Parent alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a well-established risk factor for the development of offspring AUD and is associated with poor parenting. However, few studies have examined heterogeneity in trajectories of parental AUD and its influence on adolescent offspring drinking, and no studies to date have considered the differential risk to offspring conferred by parental AUDs that are limited to early adulthood. Specifically, AUDs limited to the period of emerging adulthood may confer less risk to a child's environment as recovery following emerging adulthood coincides with the typical ages of entry into the parenting role...
April 25, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783058/memory-retrieval-of-everyday-information-under-stress
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Lisa-Marie Stock, Christian J Merz
Psychosocial stress is known to crucially influence learning and memory processes. Several studies have already shown an impairing effect of elevated cortisol concentrations on memory retrieval. These studies mainly used learning material consisting of stimuli with a limited ecological validity. When using material with a social contextual component or with educational relevant material both impairing and enhancing stress effects on memory retrieval could be observed. In line with these latter studies, the present experiment also used material with a higher ecological validity (a coherent text consisting of daily relevant numeric, figural and verbal information)...
May 18, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783052/the-effect-of-the-supporting-electrolyte-on-the-electrooxidation-of-enrofloxacin-using-a-flow-cell-with-a-bdd-anode-kinetics-and-follow-up-of-oxidation-intermediates-and-antimicrobial-activity
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Jussara F Carneiro, José M Aquino, Adilson J Silva, Juliana C Barreiro, Quezia B Cass, Romeu C Rocha-Filho
The role of the supporting electrolyte - SE (Na2 SO4 ; NaCl; Na2 CO3 ; NaNO3 ; Na3 PO4 - 0.1 M ionic strength) in the galvanostatic (10 mA cm-2 ) electrochemical degradation of the fluoroquinolone antibiotic enrofloxacin (ENRO; 100 mg L-1 ) using a filter-press flow cell with a boron-doped diamond anode was investigated (flow rate, solution volume, and temperature were kept fixed at 420 L h-1 , 1.0 L, and 25 °C, respectively). The electrochemical degradation performance with the different SEs was assessed by following up [ENRO], total organic carbon concentration (TOC), oxidation intermediates (detected by LC and LC-QqTOF), and antimicrobial activity towards Escherichia coli as the electrolyses progressed...
May 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783000/controlling-nutritional-status-score-a-promising-prognostic-marker-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancers-after-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yi Zhang, Xu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score has been reported to correlate with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer prognosis, but the results remain inconsistent. This study was to synthetically determine the associations between CONUT score and prognosis in GI cancers. METHODS: Online databases PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane library, Embase, Google scholar, Wanfang and National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) were searched for eligible articles published prior to March 10, 2018...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782991/beneficial-and-paradoxical-roles-of-selenium-at-nutritional-levels-of-intake-in-healthspan-and-longevity
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REVIEW
Li Zhang, Huawei Zeng, Wen-Hsing Cheng
Accumulation of genome and macromolecule damage is a hallmark of aging, age-associated degeneration, and genome instability syndromes. Although processes of aging are irreversible, they can be modulated by genome maintenance pathways and environmental factors such as diet. Selenium (Se) confers its physiological functions mainly through selenoproteins, but Se compounds and other proteins that incorporate Se nonspecifically also impact optimal health. Bruce Ames proposed that the aging process could be mitigated by a subset of low-hierarchy selenoproteins whose levels are preferentially reduced in response to Se deficiency...
May 18, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782915/new-insights-into-the-natural-course-of-knee-osteoarthritis-early-regulation-of-cytokines-and-growth-factors-with-emphasis-on-sex-dependent-angiogenesis-and-tissue-remodeling-a-pilot-study
#17
Kalle Kisand, Ann Tamm, Mare Lintrop, Agu Tamm
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to identify cytokine profiles associated with radiographic phenotypes of knee osteoarthritis (rKOA) with a focus on early stage of the disease. METHODS: The pilot population study involved 60 middle-aged patients (mean age 50±7.3y.). Standardized weight-bearing anteroposterior and axial radiographs were used to assess rKOA severity in tibiofemoral (TFJ) of patellofemoral joint (PFJ) by grading system (grades 0-3). Luminex (xMAP® ) technology was used to simultaneously assess 60 biomarkers...
May 18, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782640/drug-gut-microbiota-interactions-implications-for-neuropharmacology
#18
REVIEW
Jacinta Walsh, Brendan T Griffin, Gerard Clarke, Niall P Hyland
The fate and activity of drugs are frequently dictated not only by the host per se but also by the microorganisms present in the gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiome is known to, both directly and indirectly, affect drug metabolism. More evidence now hints at the impact that drugs can have on the function and composition of the gut microbiome. Both microbiota-mediated alterations in drug metabolism and drug-mediated alterations in the gut microbiome can have beneficial or detrimental effects on the host...
May 21, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782266/-the-association-of-gene-polymorphisms-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-9-12-and-20-and-collagen-type-i-degradation-products-with-the-remodeling-of-the-left-ventricle-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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N A Sokolova, M S Danshova, A V Govorin, D N Zaytsev, Y N Smolyakov
OBJECTIVE: to study associations of polymorphism of the genes MMP9 rs17576, MMP12 rs2276109, MMP20 rs2245803, COL1A1 rs1800012, COL1A1 rs1107946 with remodeling of the left ventricle in patients with acute myocardial infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined 84 patients with myocardial infarction (MI). Type of early postinfarction left ventricular (LV) remodeling was determined by echocardiography on the third day of the disease. Concentration of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) was measured by enzyme immunoassay using commercial kits; content of C-terminal telopeptide of collagen type I degradation products (ICTP) was measured by chemiluminescent immunoassay...
March 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782207/the-benzodiazepine-anesthetic-midazolam-prevents-hyperglycemia-induced-microvascular-leakage-in-the-retinas-of-diabetic-mice
#20
Yeon-Ju Lee, Minsoo Kim, Jee-Yeon Lee, Se-Hui Jung, Hye-Yoon Jeon, Seung Ah Lee, Seongsik Kang, Eun-Taek Han, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong, Young-Myeong Kim, Kwon-Soo Ha
We investigated the beneficial effects of midazolam against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced vascular leakage and its molecular mechanism of action in human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) and the retinas of diabetic mice. Midazolam inhibited VEGF-induced elevation of intracellular Ca2+ , generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and transglutaminase activation in HRECs; these effects were reversed by the GABA, type A (GABAA ) receptor antagonist flumazenil but not by the translocator protein antagonist PK11195...
May 21, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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