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M D Freire Aragón, I Palacios García, V Rivera Fernández
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October 21, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
Ana Filipa M Cláudio, Jorge F B Pereira, Parker D McCrary, Mara G Freire, João A P Coutinho, Robin D Rogers
An extensive study on the formation of aqueous biphasic systems (ABS) using aqueous solutions of protic ionic liquids (PILs) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) was performed in order to understand the mechanisms underlying the phase separation. Aqueous solutions of PEG polymers with different molecular weights (600, 1000, 2000, and 3400 g mol(-1)) and several N-alkyl-, dialkyl-, and trialkyl-ammonium salts of acetate, propanoate, butanoate, hexanoate and octanoate were prepared and their ability to form ABS at several temperatures assessed...
October 24, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Sergio Gamaza Chulián, Santiago Jesús Camacho Freire, Javier León Jiménez, Antonio Agarrado Luna, Tomás Daroca Martínez, Manuel Jesús Oneto Otero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 20, 2016: Revista Española de Cardiología
S Basanta Camiño, R Navarro Patón, M Freire Tellado, R Barcala Furelos, M P Pavón Prieto, M Fernández López, M A Neira Pájaro
AIM: To evaluate layperson (university student) ability to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). DESIGN: A repeated measures quasi-experimental study with non-probabilistic sampling and a control group was carried out. SCOPE: Teacher training degree students at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). PARTICIPANTS: The sample consisted of 129 subjects (69% women and 31% men), between 19-47 years of age (mean 23...
October 20, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
Larissa Rangel Peixoto, Pedro Luiz Rosalen, Gabriela Lacet Silva Ferreira, Irlan Almeida Freires, Fabíola Galbiatti de Carvalho, Lúcio Roberto Castellano, Ricardo Dias de Castro
OBJECTIVE: The present study demonstrated the antifungal potential of the chemically characterized essential oil (EO) of Laurus nobilis L. (bay laurel) against Candida spp. biofilm adhesion and formation, and further established its mode of action on C. albicans. METHODS: L. nobilis EO was obtained and tested for its minimum inhibitory and fungicidal concentrations (MIC/MFC) against Candida spp., as well as for interaction with cell wall biosynthesis and membrane ionic permeability...
October 18, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
Sandra Arias, Manuel Núñez-Martínez, Emilio Quiñoá, Ricardo Riguera, Félix Freire
Nanospheres and nanotubes with full control of their size and helical sense are obtained in chloroform from the axially racemic chiral poly(phenylacetylene) poly-(R)-1 using either Ag(+) as both chiral inducer and cross-linking agent or Na(+) as chiral inducer and Ag(+) as cross-linking agent. The size is tuned by the polymer/ion ratio while the helical sense is modulated by the polymer/cosolvent (i.e., MeCN) ratio. In this way, the helicity and the size of the nanoparticles can be easily interconverted by very simple experimental changes...
October 19, 2016: Small
Virginia Mela, Sara Jimenez, Alejandra Freire-Regatillo, Vicente Barrios, Eva-María Marco, Ana-Belén Lopez-Rodriguez, Jesús Argente, María-Paz Viveros, Julie A Chowen
The neonatal leptin surge, occurring from postnatal day (PND) 5 to 13 and peaking at PND9 in rodents, is important for the development of neuroendocrine circuits involved in metabolic control and reproductive function. We previously demonstrated that treatment with a leptin antagonist from PND 5 to 9, coincident with peak leptin levels in the neonatal surge, modified trophic factors and markers of cell turnover and neuronal maturation in the hypothalamus of peri-pubertal rats. The kisspeptin system and metabolic neuropeptide and hormone levels were also modified...
October 14, 2016: Peptides
Joana Jesus-Ribeiro, António Freire, João Sargento-Freitas, Mário Sousa, Fernando Silva, Fradique Moreira, Maria João Cunha, Uwe Walter, Cristina Januário
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) can sometimes be a challenge in the early stages of the disease. Both transcranial sonography (TCS) and DaTSCAN are recommended as auxiliary examinations for the differential diagnosis of PD; however, only few data exist regarding their diagnostic accuracy in the early stage of PD and essential tremor (ET). METHODS: We evaluated patients with clinically suspected diagnosis of PD at early stages (Hoehn and Yahr ≤2) or ET...
October 18, 2016: European Neurology
Rafael L H Freire, Adam Kiejna, Juarez L F Da Silva
We report the results of extensive computational investigation of the adsorption properties of water and ethanol on several Cu-, Pt-, and Au-based substrates, including the close-packed unreconstructed Cu(111), Pt(111), and Au(111) surfaces, defected metal substrates with on-surface low-coordinated sites generated by the intermixing of Pt-Cu and Pt-Au in the topmost surface layers and strained on-surface and sub-surface Pt-layers at Cu(111) and Au(111) substrates. The calculations are based on the density functional theory (DFT) within the van der Waals (vdW) correction...
October 17, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Fausto Carnevale Neto, Alan C Pilon, Denise M Selegato, Rafael T Freire, Haiwei Gu, Daniel Raftery, Norberto P Lopes, Ian Castro-Gamboa
Dereplication based on hyphenated techniques has been extensively applied in plant metabolomics, thereby avoiding re-isolation of known natural products. However, due to the complex nature of biological samples and their large concentration range, dereplication requires the use of chemometric tools to comprehensively extract information from the acquired data. In this work we developed a reliable GC-MS-based method for the identification of non-targeted plant metabolites by combining the Ratio Analysis of Mass Spectrometry deconvolution tool (RAMSY) with Automated Mass Spectral Deconvolution and Identification System software (AMDIS)...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
Luiz Guilherme Medeiros Pessoa, Maria Betânia Galvão Dos Santos Freire, Bradford Paul Wilcox, Colleen Heather Machado Green, Rômulo José Tolêdo De Araújo, José Coelho De Araújo Filho
In northeastern Brazil, large swaths of once-productive soils have been severely degraded by soil salinization, but the true extent of the damage has not been assessed. Emerging remote sensing technology based on hyperspectral analysis offers one possibility for large-scale assessment, but it has been unclear to what extent the spectral properties of soils are related to salinity characteristics. The purpose of this study was to characterize the spectral properties of degraded (saline) and non-degraded agricultural soils in northeastern Brazil and determine the extent to which these properties correspond to soil salinity...
November 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Elisa Fabbri, Chee W Chia, Richard G Spencer, Kenneth W Fishbein, David A Reiter, Donnie Cameron, Ariel C Zane, Zenobia A Moore, Marta Gonzalez-Freire, Marco Zoli, Stephanie A Studenski, Rita R Kalyani, Josephine M Egan, Luigi Ferrucci
Whether individuals with insulin resistance but without criteria for diabetes exhibit reduced mitochondrial oxidative capacity is unclear; addressing this question could guide research for new therapeutics. We investigated 248 non-diabetic participants from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA) to determine whether impaired mitochondrial capacity is associated with prediabetes, insulin resistance, duration and severity of hyperglycemia exposure. Mitochondrial capacity was assessed as post-exercise phosphocreatine recovery time constant (τPCr) by (31)P-magnetic resonance spectroscopy, with higher τPCr reflecting reduced capacity...
October 13, 2016: Diabetes
L C J White, S Lanza, J Middleton, K Hewitt, L Freire-Moran, C Edge, M Nicholls, J Rajan-Iyer, J A Cassell
Commonly thought of as a disease of poverty and overcrowding in resource-poor settings globally, scabies is also an important public health issue in residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE) in high-income countries such as the UK. We compared and contrasted current local Health Protection Team (HPT) guidelines for the management of scabies outbreaks in RCFE throughout England. We performed content analysis on 20 guidelines, and used this to create a quantitative report of their variation in key dimensions...
November 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
Fabrício Martins Dutra, Carolina Arruda Freire, André Martins Vaz Dos Santos, Sandra Carla Forneck, Claudia Caramelo Brazão, Eduardo Luis Cupertino Ballester
This study determined the effects of nitrite on different life stages of the Amazon river prawn Macrobrachium amazonicum. Prawns of each life stage (postlarvae, juveniles and adults) were stocked in 24 experimental units (n = 10 prawns), under a complete randomized design. Individuals were exposed to nitrite (0, 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 mg L(-1)). The median lethal concentration after 96 h (96 h LC50) was calculated through the Weibull I. The mortality results showed that M. amazonicum is slightly less tolerant to nitrite than other species of Macrobrachium...
October 11, 2016: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Elder Assis Miranda, Henrique Batalha-Filho, Carlos Congrains, Antônio Freire Carvalho, Kátia Maria Ferreira, Marco Antonio Del Lama
The South America encompasses the highest levels of biodiversity found anywhere in the world and its rich biota is distributed among many different biogeographical regions. However, many regions of South America are still poorly studied, including its xeric environments, such as the threatened Caatinga and Cerrado phytogeographical domains. In particular, the effects of Quaternary climatic events on the demography of endemic species from xeric habitats are poorly understood. The present study uses an integrative approach to reconstruct the evolutionary history of Partamona rustica, an endemic stingless bee from dry forest diagonal in Brazil, in a spatial-temporal framework...
2016: PloS One
Maella Severino-Freire, Nathalie Jonca, Melanie Pichery, Emilie Tournier, Nicolas Chassaing, Juliette Mazereeuw-Hautier
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October 10, 2016: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Miriam Jaafar, Óscar Iglesias-Freire, Pedro García-Mochales, Juan José Sáenz, Agustina Asenjo
Measuring energy dissipation on the nanoscale is of great interest not only for nanomechanics but also to understand important energy transformation and loss mechanisms that determine the efficiency of energy of data storage devices. Fully understanding the magnetic dynamics and dissipation processes in nanomagnets is of major relevance for a number of basic and applied issues from magnetic recording to spin-based sensor devices to biomedical magnetic-based hyperthermia treatments. Here we present experimental evidence for a counter-intuitive monotonical reduction of energy dissipation as the interaction between two nanomagnets is enhanced...
September 29, 2016: Nanoscale
Daniel Jose Matos Medeiros-Lima, Antonio Claudio Mendes-Ribeiro, Tatiana Marlowe Cunha Brunini, Marcela Anjos Martins, Wanda Vianna Mury, Raul Almeira Freire, Walace David Monteiro, Paulo Tarso Veras Farinatti, Cristiane Matsuura
Growing evidence has shown that acute exercise impairs erythrocyte membrane structure and function as a consequence of increased physical and chemical stress. Erythrocyte-synthesized nitric oxide (NO) is known to modulate membrane fluidity, and its bioavailability depends on the balance between its production and scavenging by reactive oxygen species. Here, we investigated whether a maximal exercise test could affect erythrocyte NO bioavailability and oxidative stress. Twelve men (26±4 years old, V̇O2peak 44...
October 3, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
Bruno J Conti, Karina B Santiago, Eliza O Cardoso, Paula P Freire, Robson F Carvalho, Marjorie A Golim, José M Sforcin
OBJECTIVES: Dendritic cells (DCs) are antigen-presenting cells, essential for recognition and presentation of pathogens to T cells. Propolis, a resinous material produced by bees from various plants, exhibits numerous biological properties, highlighting its immunomodulatory action. Here, we assayed the effects of propolis on the maturation and function of human DCs. METHODS: DCs were generated from human monocytes and incubated with propolis and LPS. NF-κB and cytokines production were determined by ELISA...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
A F Costa, P E Teodoro, L L Bhering, N R Leal, F D Tardin, R F Daher
Most strawberry genotypes grown commercially in Brazil originate from breeding programs in the United States, and are therefore not adapted to the various soil and climatic conditions found in Brazil. Thus, quantifying the magnitude of genotype x environment (GE) interactions serves as a primary means for increasing average Brazilian strawberry yields, and helps provide specific recommendations for farmers on which genotypes meet high yield and phenotypic stability thresholds. The aim of this study was to use AMMI (additive main effects and multiplicative interaction) and GGE biplot (genotype main effects + genotype x environment interaction) analyses to identify high-yield, stable strawberry genotypes grown at three locations in Espírito Santo for two agricultural years...
August 26, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
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