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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651178/the-influence-of-impact-direction-and-axial-loading-on-the-bone-fracture-pattern
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Haim Cohen, Chen Kugel, Hila May, Bahaa Medlej, Dan Stein, Viviane Slon, Tamar Brosh, Israel Hershkovitz
The effect of the direction of the impact and the presence of axial loading on fracture patterns have not yet been established in experimental 3-point bending studies. PURPOSE: To reveal the association between the direction of the force and the fracture pattern, with and without axial loading. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Dynatup Model POE 2000 (Instron Co.) low energy pendulum impact machine was utilized to apply impact loading on fresh pig femoral bones (n=50). The bone clamp shaft was adjusted to position the bone for three-point bending with and without additional bone compression...
May 22, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651016/enhanced-light-microscopy-visualization-of-virus-particles-from-zika-virus-to-filamentous-ebolaviruses
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George G Daaboul, David S Freedman, Steven M Scherr, Erik Carter, Alexandru Rosca, David Bernstein, Chad E Mire, Krystle N Agans, Thomas Hoenen, Thomas W Geisbert, M Selim Ünlü, John H Connor
Light microscopy is a powerful tool in the detection and analysis of parasites, fungi, and prokaryotes, but has been challenging to use for the detection of individual virus particles. Unlabeled virus particles are too small to be visualized using standard visible light microscopy. Characterization of virus particles is typically performed using higher resolution approaches such as electron microscopy or atomic force microscopy. These approaches require purification of virions away from their normal millieu, requiring significant levels of expertise, and can only enumerate small numbers of particles per field of view...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650665/understanding-the-oxidative-stability-of-antifouling-polymer-brushes
#3
Yong Du, Jingyao Gao, Tingting Chen, Chao Zhang, Jian Ji, Zhi-Kang Xu
Poly(oligoethylene glycol methacrylate) (POEGMA) and zwitterionic polymer brushes have been widely used for constructing biocompatible or antifouling surfaces, and their oxidative stability is very important to the practical application. Herein, POEGMA, poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) (PSBMA), poly(2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl phosphorylcholine) (PMPC), and poly(carboxybetaine methacrylate) (PCBMA) were grafted on quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) chips via surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP)...
June 26, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650642/photoswitchable-micro-supercapacitor-based-on-a-diarylethene-graphene-composite-film
#4
Zhaoyang Liu, Hai I Wang, Akimitsu Narita, Qiang Chen, Zoltan Mics, Dmitry Turchinovich, Mathias Kläui, Mischa Bonn, Klaus Müllen
Stimuli-responsive micro-supercapacitors (MSCs) controlled by external stimuli can enable a wide range of applications for future on-chip energy storage. Here, we report on a photoswitchable MSC based on a diarylethene-graphene composite film. The micro-device delivers an outstanding and reversible capacitance modulation of up to 20%, demonstrating a prototype photoswitchable MSC. Terahertz spectroscopy indicates that the photoswitching of the capacitance is enabled by the reversible tuning of interfacial charge injection into diarylethene molecular orbitals, as a consequence of charge transfer at the diarylethene-graphene interface upon light modulation...
June 26, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650485/neuroblastoma-is-composed-of-two-super-enhancer-associated-differentiation-states
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Tim van Groningen, Jan Koster, Linda J Valentijn, Danny A Zwijnenburg, Nurdan Akogul, Nancy E Hasselt, Marloes Broekmans, Franciska Haneveld, Natalia E Nowakowska, Johannes Bras, Carel J M van Noesel, Aldo Jongejan, Antoine H van Kampen, Linda Koster, Frank Baas, Lianne van Dijk-Kerkhoven, Margriet Huizer-Smit, Maria C Lecca, Alvin Chan, Arjan Lakeman, Piet Molenaar, Richard Volckmann, Ellen M Westerhout, Mohamed Hamdi, Peter G van Sluis, Marli E Ebus, Jan J Molenaar, Godelieve A Tytgat, Bart A Westerman, Johan van Nes, Rogier Versteeg
Neuroblastoma and other pediatric tumors show a paucity of gene mutations, which has sparked an interest in their epigenetic regulation. Several tumor types include phenotypically divergent cells, resembling cells from different lineage development stages. It has been proposed that super-enhancer-associated transcription factor (TF) networks underlie lineage identity, but the role of these enhancers in intratumoral heterogeneity is unknown. Here we show that most neuroblastomas include two types of tumor cells with divergent gene expression profiles...
June 26, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649789/beyond-mitf-multiple-transcription-factors-directly-regulate-the-cellular-phenotype-in-melanocytes-and-melanoma
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REVIEW
Hannah E Seberg, Eric Van Otterloo, Robert A Cornell
MITF governs multiple steps in the development of melanocytes, including specification from neural crest, growth, survival, and terminal differentiation. In addition, the level of MITF activity determines the phenotype adopted by melanoma cells, whether invasive, proliferative, or differentiated. However, MITF does not act alone. Here we review literature on the transcription factors that co-regulate MITF-dependent genes. ChIP-seq studies have indicated that the transcription factors SOX10, YY1, and TFAP2A co-occupy subsets of regulatory elements bound by MITF in melanocytes...
June 26, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649644/constitutional-variants-are-not-associated-with-her2-positive-breast-cancer-results-from-the-signal-phare-clinical-cohort
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Xavier Pivot, Gilles Romieu, Pierre Fumoleau, Maria Rios, Hervé Bonnefoi, Thomas Bachelot, Patrick Soulié, Christelle Jouannaud, Hugues Bourgeois, Thierry Petit, Isabelle Tennevet, David Assouline, Marie-Christine Mathieu, Jean-Philippe Jacquin, Sandrine Lavau-Denes, Ariane Darut-Jouve, Jean-Marc Ferrero, Carole Tarpin, Christelle Lévy, Valérie Delecroix, Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, Oana Cojocarasu, Jérôme Meunier, Jean-Yves Pierga, Cécile Agostini, Pierre Kerbrat, Céline Faure-Mercier, Hélène Blanché, Mourad Sahbatou, Anne Boland, Delphine Bacq, Céline Besse, Fabien Calvo, Alexia Renaud, Jean-François Deleuze, Iris Pauporté, Gilles Thomas, David G Cox
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancer is a subtype of interest regarding its outcome and the impressive impact of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 targeted therapy. Constitutional variants may be involved in the aetiology of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancer, and we propose a case-case study to test the hypothesis that single nucleotide polymorphisms may be associated with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 status. A Genome-Wide Association Study was used in a cohort of 9836 patients from the SIGNAL/PHARE study (NCT00381901-RECF1098)...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649484/enhancing-the-angular-sensitivity-of-plasmonic-sensors-using-hyperbolic-metamaterials
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Kandammathe Valiyaveedu Sreekanth, Yunus Alapan, Mohamed ElKabbash, Amy M Wen, Efe Ilker, Michael Hinczewski, Umut A Gurkan, Nicole F Steinmetz, Giuseppe Strangi
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors operate mainly on prism and grating coupling techniques, with spectral and angular scans being the two major interrogation schemes. Among them, the angular scan technique has several advantages including higher measurement precision owing to its higher signal-to-noise ratio. The currently available SPR sensor arrangements provide a maximum angular sensitivity of 500°-600° per RIU. Here, we report the study of grating coupled-hyperbolic metamaterial (GC-HMM) sensors with high angular sensitivity...
November 2016: Advanced Optical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649459/the-study-on-force-surface-integrity-tool-life-and-chip-on-laser-assisted-machining-of-inconel-718-using-nd-yag-laser-source
#9
K Venkatesan
Inconel 718, a high-temperature alloy, is a promising material for high-performance aerospace gas turbine engines components. However, the machining of the alloy is difficult owing to immense shear strength, rapid work hardening rate during turning, and less thermal conductivity. Hence, like ceramics and composites, the machining of this alloy is considered as difficult-to-turn materials. Laser assisted turning method has become a promising solution in recent years to lessen cutting stress when materials that are considered difficult-to-turn, such as Inconel 718 is employed...
July 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649444/reverse-engineering-highlights-potential-principles-of-large-gene-regulatory-network-design-and-learning
#10
Clément Carré, André Mas, Gabriel Krouk
Inferring transcriptional gene regulatory networks from transcriptomic datasets is a key challenge of systems biology, with potential impacts ranging from medicine to agronomy. There are several techniques used presently to experimentally assay transcription factors to target relationships, defining important information about real gene regulatory networks connections. These techniques include classical ChIP-seq, yeast one-hybrid, or more recently, DAP-seq or target technologies. These techniques are usually used to validate algorithm predictions...
2017: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649276/a-comparison-of-various-lignin-extraction-methods-to-enhance-the-accessibility-and-ease-of-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-the-cellulosic-component-of-steam-pretreated-poplar
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Dong Tian, Richard P Chandra, Jin-Suk Lee, Canhui Lu, Jack N Saddler
BACKGROUND: Current single-stage delignification-pretreatment technologies to overcome lignocellulosic biomass recalcitrance are usually achieved at the expense of compromising the recovery of the polysaccharide components, particularly the hemicellulose fraction. One way to enhance overall sugar recovery is to tailor an efficient two-stage pretreatment that can pre-extract the more labile hemicellulose component before subjecting the cellulose-rich residual material to a second-stage delignification process...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649024/microfluidic-platform-integrated-with-graphene-gold-nano-composite-aptasensor-for-one-step-detection-of-norovirus
#12
Rohit Chand, Suresh Neethirajan
Noroviruses are a foremost cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks throughout the world. On-site sample processing and detection of the viral clinical samples has always been a problem. This study reports an all-polydimethylsiloxane microfluidic chip integrated with screen-printed carbon electrode for the electrochemical detection of norovirus. The microfluidic chip contained packed silica microbeads zones to filter and enrich the norovirus infected clinical sample. Selective detection of norovirus was accomplished by functionalizing the graphene-gold nanoparticles composite modified carbon electrode with the viral capsid-specific aptamer...
June 17, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648686/circulating-micrornas-as-potential-biomarkers-of-hbv-infection-persistence
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Jie Chen, Xiaojuan Wu, Bei Cai, Zhenzhen Su, Lixin Li, Yunfei An, Lanlan Wang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate different microRNA (miRNA) expression profile in patients of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection compared with virus spontaneous clearance ones, and try to find new biomarker for diagnosis and treatment assessment. METHODS: miRNA expression profiling was analyzed in patients with HBV infection and patients with virus spontaneous clearance by Affymetrix Gene Chip miRNA 4.0 Arrays. The differently expressed miRNAs, as verified by RT-PCR, were analyzed and compared with each other in the two groups of patients...
June 22, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648181/a-highly-sensitive-carbapenemase-assay-using-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry-based-on-a-parylene-matrix-chip
#14
Jong-Min Park, Jo-Il Kim, Joo-Yoon Noh, Mira Kim, Min-Jung Kang, Jae-Chul Pyun
A quantitative carbapenemase assay was developed using laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (LDI-MS) based on a parylene-matrix chip. As a first step, the reproducibility (spot-to-spot, shot-to-shot, and day-to-day) of LDI-MS based on a parylene-matrix chip and the quantification ranges for four carbapenem antibiotics (doripenem, ertapenem, imipenem, and meropenem) were determined. A carbapenem-susceptibility test was performed using the four carbapenems and 51 bacterial strains that displayed (1) carbapenem resistance with carbapenemase, (2) carbapenem resistance without carbapenemase, or (3) carbapenem susceptibility...
September 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647157/veneered-zirconia-inlay-retained-fixed-dental-prostheses-10-year-results-from-a-prospective-clinical-study
#15
Friederike Rathmann, Wolfgang Bömicke, Peter Rammelsberg, Brigitte Ohlmann
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the 10-year clinical performance of zirconia-based inlay-retained fixed dental prostheses (IRFDP). METHODS: For replacement of a molar in 27 patients, 30 IRFDP were luted by use of different cements, Panavia F (Kuraray Europe GmbH) or Multilink Automix (Ivoclar Vivadent GmbH), with use of inlay/inlay, inlay/full-crown, or inlay/partial-crown retainers for anchorage. Frameworks were milled from yttria-stabilized zirconia (IPS e...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646833/the-use-of-fruit-extracts-for-production-of-apple-chips-with-enhanced-antioxidant-activity
#16
Tomasz Tarko, Aleksandra Duda-Chodak, Dorota Semik-Szczurak
Background: Style and pace of life make consumers more willing to reach for snack products. This group of processed food includes, among others, fruit chips. Due to the increasing incidence of diseases associated with the excessive exposure to free radicals foods enriched with antioxidant compounds, eg. polyphenols, can be introduced into the sale. Objective: The aim of the study was to use the fruit extracts for the production of apple chips with enhanced antioxidant activity...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646512/wmj-8-b-a-novel-hydroxamate-derivative-induces-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cell-death-via-shp-1-stat3-survivin-cascade
#17
Yu-Fan Chuang, Shiu-Wen Huang, Ya-Fen Hsu, Meng-Chieh Yu, George Ou, Wei-Jan Huang, Ming-Jen Hsu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors with broad-spectrum anti-tumor properties has been described and attracted lots of attention in the field of drug discovery. However, the underlying anti-tumor mechanisms of HDAC inhibitors remain incompletely understood. In this study, we aimed to characterize the underlying mechanisms of a novel hydroxamate-based HDAC inhibitor, WMJ-8-B, in inducing MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell death. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: WMJ-8-B's effects on cell viability, cell cycle distribution, apoptosis, as well as signaling molecules modification and activation were analyzed by MTT assay, flowcytometric analysis, immunoblotting, reporter assay, ChIP analysis and siRNA strategy...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645312/phf21b-overexpression-promotes-cancer-stem-cell-like-traits-in-prostate-cancer-cells-by-activating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#18
Qiji Li, Liping Ye, Wei Guo, Min Wang, Shuai Huang, Xinsheng Peng
BACKGROUND: PHF21B is newly identified to be involved in the tumor progression; however, its biological role and molecular mechanism in prostate cancer have not been defined. This study is aimed to study the role of PHF21B in the progression of prostate cancer. METHODS: Real-time PCR, immunohistochemistry and western blotting analysis were used to determine PHF21B expression in prostate cancer cell lines and clinical specimens. The role of PHF21B in maintaining prostate cancer stem cell-like phenotype was examined by tumor-sphere formation assay and expression levels of stem cell markers...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645209/genome-wide-mapping-of-in-vivo-er%C3%AE-binding-sites-in-male-mouse-efferent-ductules
#19
Guangxin Yao, Shuanggang Hu, Lu Yu, Yanfei Ru, Charlie Degui Chen, Qiang Liu, Yonglian Zhang
As an important nuclear hormone receptor, estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), which is encoded by Esr1 gene, regulates the expression of hundreds of genes in a stimulus-specific, temporal and tissue-specific fashion, mainly by binding to specific DNA sequences-estrogen response elements (EREs). As an important estrogen target tissue in males, the function of the efferent ductules relies on the presence of the ERα protein, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms are poorly illustrated. In this study, genome-wide ERα-binding sites in mouse efferent ductules were mapped by ChIP-seq...
June 22, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644873/circular-rna-expression-profiling-of-human-granulosa-cells-during-maternal-aging-reveals-novel-transcripts-associated-with-assisted-reproductive-technology-outcomes
#20
Jing Cheng, Jia Huang, Suzhen Yuan, Su Zhou, Wei Yan, Wei Shen, Yun Chen, Xi Xia, Aiyue Luo, Da Zhu, Shixuan Wang
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a unique class of endogenous RNAs which could be used as potential diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of many diseases. Our study aimed to investigate circRNA profiles in human granulosa cells (GCs) during maternal aging and to uncover age-related circRNA variations that potentially reflect decreased oocyte competence. CircRNAs in GCs from in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients with young age (YA, ≤ 30 years) and advanced age (AA, ≥ 38 years) were profiled by microarray, and validated in 20 paired samples...
2017: PloS One
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