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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325027/identifying-the-effects-of-visceral-interoception-on-human-brain-connectome-a-multivariate-analysis-of-covariance-of-fmri-data
#1
Behnaz Jarrahi, Dante Mantini
Sources of variations in the neural circuitry of the human brain and interrelationship between intrinsic connectivity networks (ICNs) are still a matter of debate and ongoing research. Here, we applied a multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) based on high-dimensional independent component analysis (ICA) to identify the effects of interoception and related variables on human brain connectome. Fifteen healthy right-handed subjects (all females, age range 21 - 48 years; mean age = 30.3, SD = 8.7 years) underwent a blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) that included continuous intravesical saline infusion and drainage...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324731/basement-membranes
#2
Ranjay Jayadev, David R Sherwood
Basement membranes (BMs) are thin, dense sheets of specialized, self-assembled extracellular matrix that surround most animal tissues (Figure 1, top). The emergence of BMs coincided with the origin of multicellularity in animals, suggesting that they were essential for the formation of tissues. Their sheet-like structure derives from two independent polymeric networks - one of laminin and one of type IV collagen (Figure 1, bottom). These independent collagen and laminin networks are thought to be linked by several additional extracellular matrix proteins, including nidogen and perlecan (Figure 1, bottom)...
March 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324727/lithium-vanadate-nanowires-reduced-graphene-oxide-nanocomposites-on-titanium-foil-with-super-high-capacities-for-lithium-ion-batteries
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Yunhe Cao, Danyang Chai, Zhiping Luo, Ming Jiang, Weilin Xu, Chuanxi Xiong, Shan Li, Hui Liu, Dong Fang
With a theoretically high capacity and suitable discharge/charge plateaus, lithium vanadates (such as Li0.04V2O5) can be used as cathode material for lithium ion batteries. Herein, Li0.04V2O5 nanowires are densely anchored onto reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanosheets to form a Li0.04V2O5@rGO nanocomposite by a hydrothermal method with subsequent thermal treatment. Due to this unique structure, the Li0.04V2O5@rGO exhibits remarkable rate performance and excellent cycling stability. Specifically, it delivers a reversible discharge capacity of 738...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323933/research-resource-transcriptional-dynamics-of-cultured-human-villous-cytotrophoblasts
#4
Joshua F Robinson, Mirhan Kapidzic, Matthew Gormley, Katherine Ona, Terrence Dent, Helia Seifikar, Emily G Hamilton, Susan J Fisher
During human pregnancy, cytotrophoblasts (CTBs) play key roles in uterine invasion, vascular remodeling, and anchoring of the feto-placental unit. Due to the challenges associated with studying human placentation in utero, cultured primary villous CTBs are used as a model of the differentiation pathway that leads to invasion of the uterine wall. In vitro, CTBs emulate in vivo cell behaviors, such as migration, aggregation and substrate penetration. While some of the molecular features related to these cell behaviors have been described, the underlying mechanisms, at a global level, remain undefined at mid-gestation...
March 8, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323870/contribution-of-sortase-srta2-to-lactobacillus-casei-bl23-inhibition-of-staphylococcus-aureus-internalization-into-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Renata F S Souza, Julien Jardin, Chantal Cauty, Lucie Rault, Damien S Bouchard, Luis G Bermúdez-Humarán, Philippe Langella, Vicente Monedero, Núbia Seyffert, Vasco Azevedo, Yves Le Loir, Sergine Even
Probiotics have been considered as a promising strategy to prevent various diseases in both humans and animals. This approach has gained interest in recent years as a potential means to control bovine mastitis. In a previous study, we found that several L. casei strains, including BL23, were able to inhibit the internalization of S. aureus, a major etiologic agent of mastitis, into bovine mammary epithelial cells (bMEC). This antagonism required a direct contact between L. casei and bMEC or S. aureus, suggesting the inhibition relied on interactions between L...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323513/transmembrane-tnf-dependent-uptake-of-anti-tnf-antibodies
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Arun Deora, Subramanya Hegde, Jacqueline Lee, Chee-Ho Choi, Qing Chang, Cheryl Lee, Lucia Eaton, Hua Tang, Dongdong Wang, David Lee, Mark Michalak, Medha Tomlinson, Qingfeng Tao, Nidhi Gaur, Bohdan Harvey, Shaun McLoughlin, Boris Labkovsky, Tariq Ghayur
TNF-alpha (TNF), a pro-inflammatory cytokine is synthesized as a 26 kDa protein, anchors in the plasma membrane as transmembrane TNF (TmTNF), and is subjected to proteolysis by the TNF-alpha converting enzyme (TACE) to release the 15 kDa form of soluble TNF (sTNF). TmTNF and sTNF interact with two distinct receptors, TNF-R1 (p55) and TNF-R2 (p75), to mediate the multiple biological effects of TNF described to date. Several anti-TNF biologics that bind to both forms of TNF and block their interactions with the TNF receptors are now approved for the treatment of a variety of immune-mediated diseases...
March 21, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323408/monodispersed-carbon-coated-cubic-nip2-nanoparticles-anchored-on-carbon-nanotubes-as-ultra-long-life-anodes-for-reversible-lithium-storage
#7
Peili Lou, Zhonghui Cui, Zhiqing Jia, Jiyang Sun, Yingbin Tan, Xiangxin Guo
In search of new electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIB), metal phosphides that exhibit desirable properties such as high theoretical capacity, moderate discharge plateau and relative low polarization recently attract a great deal of attention as anode materials. However, the large volume changes and thus resulted collapse of electrode structure during long-term cycling are still the challenges for metal phosphide-based anodes. Here we report an electrode design strategy to solve these problems...
March 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319897/dialysis-membrane-enforced-microelectrode-array-measurement-of-diverse-gut-electrical-activity
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Naoko Iwata, Takumi Fujimura, Chiho Takai, Kei Odani, Shin Kawano, Shinsuke Nakayama
A variety of electrical activities occur depending on the functional state in each section of the gut, but the application of microelectrode array (MEA) is rather limited. We thus developed a dialysis membranes-enforced technique to investigate diverse and complex spatio-temporal electrical activity in the gut. Muscle sheets isolated from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of mice along with a piece of dialysis membrane were woven over and under the strings to fix them to the anchor rig, and mounted on an 8×8 MEA (inter-electrode distance=150µm)...
March 16, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319616/dna-probes-for-monitoring-dynamic-and-transient-molecular-encounters-on-live-cell-membranes
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Mingxu You, Yifan Lyu, Da Han, Liping Qiu, Qiaoling Liu, Tao Chen, Cuichen Sam Wu, Lu Peng, Liqin Zhang, Gang Bao, Weihong Tan
Cells interact with the extracellular environment through molecules expressed on the membrane. Disruption of these membrane-bound interactions (or encounters) can result in disease progression. Advances in super-resolution microscopy have allowed membrane encounters to be examined, however, these methods cannot image entire membranes and cannot provide information on the dynamic interactions between membrane-bound molecules. Here, we show a novel DNA probe that can transduce transient membrane encounter events into readable cumulative fluorescence signals...
March 20, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319431/evaluation-of-the-risk-factors-for-a-rotator-cuff-retear-after-repair-surgery
#10
Yeong Seok Lee, Jeung Yeol Jeong, Chan-Deok Park, Seung Gyoon Kang, Jae Chul Yoo
BACKGROUND: A retear is a significant clinical problem after rotator cuff repair. However, no study has evaluated the retear rate with regard to the extent of footprint coverage. PURPOSE: To evaluate the preoperative and intraoperative factors for a retear after rotator cuff repair, and to confirm the relationship with the extent of footprint coverage. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected from 693 patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair between January 2006 and December 2014...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319214/fabrication-of-a-mandibular-implant-supported-overdenture-with-a-new-attachment-system-a-review-of-current-attachment-systems
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Karnik Shah, Burak Yilmaz, Edwin McGlumphy
Since their introduction, implant-retained overdentures have represented a feasible, economical, and highly successful treatment option for completely edentulous patients. Different attachment systems have been effectively used to retain these implant overdentures, and each system has advantages and disadvantages. Locator attachment (Zest Anchors) is one system that has been widely used by clinicians, particularly, for two-implant-supported situations. Recently, Zest Anchors developed a new locator-style abutment, Locator R-Tx...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319191/overt-orienting-of-spatial-attention-and-corticospinal-excitability-during-action-observation-are-unrelated
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Sonia Betti, Umberto Castiello, Silvia Guerra, Luisa Sartori
Observing moving body parts can automatically activate topographically corresponding motor representations in the primary motor cortex (M1), the so-called direct matching. Novel neurophysiological findings from social contexts are nonetheless proving that this process is not automatic as previously thought. The motor system can flexibly shift from imitative to incongruent motor preparation, when requested by a social gesture. In the present study we aim to bring an increase in the literature by assessing whether and how diverting overt spatial attention might affect motor preparation in contexts requiring interactive responses from the onlooker...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318402/ipsilateral-scapular-cutaneous-anchor-system-an-alternative-for-the-harness-in-body-powered-upper-limb-prostheses
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Mona Hichert, Dick H Plettenburg
BACKGROUND: Body-powered prosthesis users frequently complain about the poor cosmesis and comfort of the traditional shoulder harness. The Ipsilateral Scapular Cutaneous Anchor System offers an alternative, but it remains unclear to what extent it affects the perception and control of cable operation forces compared to the traditional shoulder harness. OBJECTIVE: To compare cable force perception and control with the figure-of-nine harness versus the Ipsilateral Scapular Cutaneous Anchor System and to investigate force perception and control at different force levels...
March 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318266/pd-nanoparticles-coupled-to-wo2-72-nanorods-for-enhanced-electrochemical-oxidation-of-formic-acid
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Zheng Xi, Daniel P Erdosy, Adriana Mendoza-Garcia, Paul N Duchesne, Junrui Li, Michelle Muzzio, Qing Li, Peng Zhang, Shouheng Sun
We synthesize a new type of hybrid Pd/WO2.72 structure with 5 nm Pd nanoparticles (NPs) anchored on 50 x 5 nm WO2.72 nanorods (NRs). The strong Pd-WO2.72 coupling results in the lattice expansion of Pd from 0.23 nm to 0.27 nm and the decrease of Pd surface electron density. As a result, the Pd/WO2.72 shows much enhanced catalysis towards electrochemical oxidation of formic acid in 0.1 M HClO4 - it has a mass activity of ~1600 mA/mgPd in a broad potential range of 0.4-0.85 V (vs. RHE) and shows no obvious activity loss after a 12 h chronoamperometry test at 0...
March 20, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318169/-development-of-transcriptional-regulators-of-streptococcus-mutans-in-cariogenic-virulence
#15
Li Lan, Zhang Bowen, Li Jiyao
Some transcriptional regulators contribute to the expression of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) cariogenic virulence factors. Although the target sequence transcriptional regulators anchored on the cell wall and the molecular mechanism of the regulation of S. mutans are yet to be clarified, certain global regulators potentially associated with the cariogenicity of S. mutans have been identified. This review is about these related transcriptional regulators, their function, and possible mechanisms.
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318143/designing-squaraines-to-control-charge-injection-and-recombination-processes-in-nio-based-dye-sensitized-solar-cells
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Oliver Langmar, Davide Saccone, Anna Amat, Simona Fantacci, Guido Viscardi, Claudia Barolo, Ruben Costa, Dirk Michael Guldi
Herein, the synthesis of a novel family of squaraines (SQ) and their application in p-type dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) is presented. In particular, two sets of SQs were designed. The SQs have been characterized by using a joint theoretical, photophysical and electrochemical approach. Importantly, the presence of different central groups forces them into a frozen cis (dicyanovinyl group) or a trans (oxygen group) conformation. Based on the latter, the current work enables the direct comparison between cis and trans isomers, as well as the impact of a different number of anchors...
March 20, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317903/stability-and-dynamics-of-membrane-spanning-dna-nanopores
#17
Vishal Maingi, Jonathan R Burns, Jaakko J Uusitalo, Stefan Howorka, Siewert J Marrink, Mark S P Sansom
Recently developed DNA-based analogues of membrane proteins have advanced synthetic biology. A fundamental question is how hydrophilic nanostructures reside in the hydrophobic environment of the membrane. Here, we use multiscale molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to explore the structure, stability and dynamics of an archetypical DNA nanotube inserted via a ring of membrane anchors into a phospholipid bilayer. Coarse-grained MD reveals that the lipids reorganize locally to interact closely with the membrane-spanning section of the DNA tube...
March 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317044/an-intuitive-method-of-duct-to-mucosa-pancreaticojejunostomy-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-use-of-one-step-circumferential-interrupted-sutures
#18
Moonwhan Kim, Woo Young Shin, Keon-Young Lee, Seung-Ik Ahn
Pancreaticoenteric anastomosis is the origin of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF). Although a variety of methods have been proposed to decrease the POPF rate, randomized controlled trials performed so far have failed to demonstrate superiority of any particular method to the others. Cattell-Warren duct-to-mucosa pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ) is a widely practiced procedure. Their method is challenging, especially when the pancreatic duct is small. We assumed that the difficulty resides in the pancreatic duct becoming difficult to access when the posterior row is tied before suturing the anterior row...
February 2017: Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316987/selective-removal-of-hemoglobin-from-blood-using-hierarchical-copper-shells-anchored-to-magnetic-nanoparticles
#19
Youxun Liu, Yaokun Wang, Mingyang Yan, Juan Huang
Hierarchical copper shells anchored on magnetic nanoparticles were designed and fabricated to selectively deplete hemoglobin from human blood by immobilized metal affinity chromatography. Briefly, CoFe2O4 nanoparticles coated with polyacrylic acid were first synthesized by a one-pot solvothermal method. Hierarchical copper shells were then deposited by immobilizing Cu(2+) on nanoparticles and subsequently by reducing between the solid CoFe2O4@COOH and copper solution with NaBH4. The resulting nanoparticles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectrometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and vibrating sample magnetometry...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316313/flank-hernia-repair-with-suture-anchor-mesh-fixation-to-the-iliac-crest
#20
Kaushik Mukherjee, Richard S Miller
Traumatic or postsurgical flank hernias are complex and prone to recurrence, particularly at the border of the iliac crest. We reviewed our experience using suture anchors drilled into the iliac crest to fixate the mesh to bone. Our study of 10 repairs in eight patients was Institutional Review Board exempt. We obtained demographics, body mass index, diabetes, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) history, smoking status, steroid use, number of prior repairs, defect size, mesh size, number of anchors, and recurrence and infection at follow-up...
March 1, 2017: American Surgeon
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