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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731723/dft-assisted-polymorph-identification-from-lattice-raman-fingerprinting
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Natalia Bedoya Martínez, Benedikt Schrode, Andrew O F Jones, Tommaso Salzillo, Christian Ruzié, Nicola Demitri, Yves Henri Geerts, Elisabetta Venuti, Raffaele Guido Della Valle, Egbert Zojer, Roland Resel
A combined experimental and theoretical approach, consisting of lattice phonon Raman spectroscopy and density functional theory (DFT) calculations, is proposed as a tool for lattice dynamics characterization and polymorph phase identification. To illustrate the reliability of the method, the lattice phonon Raman spectra of two polymorphs of the molecule 2,7-dioctyloxy[1]benzothieno[3,2-{\it b}]benzothiophene are investigated. We show that DFT calculations of the lattice vibrations based on the known crystal structures, including many body dispersion van der Waals (MBD-vdW) corrections, predict experimental data within an accuracy of $\ll$ 5 \ru{} ($\ll$ 0...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731438/evidence-that-the-human-innate-immune-peptide-ll-37-may-be-a-binding-partner-of%C3%A2-amyloid-%C3%AE-and-inhibitor-of%C3%A2-fibril-assembly
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Ersilia De Lorenzi, Marcella Chiari, Raffaella Colombo, Marina Cretich, Laura Sola, Renzo Vanna, Paola Gagni, Federica Bisceglia, Carlo Morasso, Jennifer S Lin, Moonhee Lee, Patrick L McGeer, Annelise E Barron
BACKGROUND: Identifying physiologically relevant binding partners of amyloid-β (Aβ) that modulate in vivo fibril formation may yield new insights into Alzheimer's disease (AD) etiology. Human cathelicidin peptide, LL-37, is an innate immune effector and modulator, ubiquitous in human tissues and expressed in myriad cell types. OBJECTIVE: We present in vitro experimental evidence and discuss findings supporting a novel hypothesis that LL-37 binds to Aβ42 and can modulate Aβ fibril formation...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728385/effects-of-dietary-energy-sources-on-early-postmortem-muscle-metabolism-of-finishing-pigs
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Yanjiao Li, Changning Yu, Jiaolong Li, Lin Zhang, Feng Gao, Guanghong Zhou
Objective: This study investigated the effects of different dietary energy sources on early postmortem muscle metabolism of finishing pigs. Methods: Seventy-two barrow (Duroc × Landrace × Yorkshire, DLY) pigs (65.0 ± 2.0 kg) were allotted to three iso-energetic and iso-nitrogenous diets: A (44.1% starch, 5.9% crude fat and 12.6% neutral detergent fibre (NDF)), B (37.6% starch, 9.5% crude fat and 15.4% NDF) or C (30.9% starch, 14.3% crude fat and 17.8% NDF). After the duration of 28-day feeding experiment, 24 pigs (eight per treatment) were slaughtered and the M...
June 26, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728362/estimation-of-genetic-parameters-of-the-productive-and-reproductive-traits-in-ethiopian-holstein-using-multi-trait-models
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Wondossen Ayalew, Mohammed Aliy, Enyew Negussie
Objective: The objective of this study was to estimate genetic parameters for productive and reproductive traits. Methods: The data included production and reproduction records of animals that have calved between 1979 and 2013. The genetic parameters were estimated using multivariate mixed models (DMU) package, fitting univariate and multivariate mixed models with average information restricted maximum likelihood (AI-REML) algorithm. Results: The estimates of heritability for milk production traits from the first three lactation records were 0...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727052/rapid-communication-subclinical-bovine-respiratory-disease-loci-and-pathogens-associated-with-lung-lesions-in-feedlot-cattle
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J N Kiser, T E Lawrence, M Neupane, C M Seabury, J F Taylor, J E Womack, H L Neibergs
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is an economically important disease of feedlot cattle that is caused by viral and bacterial pathogen members of the BRD complex. Many cases of subclinical BRD go untreated and are not detected until slaughter, when lung lesions are identified. The objectives of this study were to identify which BRD pathogens were associated with the presence of lung lesions at harvest and to identify genomic loci that were associated with susceptibility to lung lesions as defined by consolidation of the lung and/or the presence of fibrin tissue...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726892/on-the-microscopic-mechanism-behind-the-purely-orientational-disorder-disorder-transition-in-the-plastic-phase-of-1-chloroadamantane
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A Vispa, D Monserrat, G J Cuello, F Fernandez-Alonso, S Mukhopadhyay, F Demmel, J Ll Tamarit, L C Pardo
Globular molecules of 1-chloroadamantane form a plastic phase in which the molecules rotate in a restrained way, but with their centers of mass forming a crystalline ordered lattice. Plastic phases can be regarded as test cases for the study of disordered phases since, contrary to what happens in the liquid phase, there is a lack of stochastic translational degrees of freedom. When the temperature is increased, a hump in the specific heat curve is observed indicating a change in the energetic footprint of the dynamics of the molecules...
July 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721995/comparative-evaluation-of-laser-microtextured-implant-versus-machined-collar-implant-for-soft-and-hard-tissue-attachment-a-clinical-and-radiological-study
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Saroj Kumar Rath, Manab Kosala, Ankit Gupta
BACKGROUND: Various mechanical modifications in the collar region of endosseous implants is a challenge for better performance and osseointegration. Here is a comparative evaluation being carried out to find out the effect of the machined collar (MC) and Laser-Lok (LL)-modified titanium implants on the success of implants being commonly advocated in partially edentulous among serving personnel and their families. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients with appropriate inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected for placement of Biohorizons MC and LL implants in 12 cases each...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720571/the-integrated-stress-response-in-hypoxia-induced-diffuse-white-matter-injury
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Benjamin Ll Clayton, Aaron Huang, Rejani B Kunjamma, Ani Solanki, Brian Popko
Currently no treatments exist for preterm infants with diffuse white matter injury (DWMI) caused by hypoxia. Due to improved care of preterm neonates and increased recognition by advanced imaging techniques, the prevalence of DWMI is increasing. A better understanding of the pathophysiology of DWMI is therefore of critical importance. The integrated stress response (ISR), a conserved eukaryotic response to myriad stressors including hypoxia, may play a role in hypoxia-induced DWMI and may represent a novel target for much needed therapies...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719342/a-pilot-study-for-determination-of-anxiety-related-slc6a4-promoter-s-and-l-alleles-in-healthy-turkish-athletes
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A Corak, S Kapici, C Sercan, O Akkoç, K Ulucan
We aimed to analyze the allelic distribution of solute carrier family-6 member-4 promoter region in Turkish athletes. Recent studies showed the association of lesser expressing "S" allele with anxiety. Genotype percentages for LL, LS and SS genotypes were found as 46, 35 and 19, respectively. 38% of the males had LL, %38 had LS and 24% had SS genotypes. Percentages of LL, LS and SS genotypes were 54, 31 and 15 in females, respectively. 15 (58%) male and 18 (69%) females had L, 11 (42%) male and 8 (31%) females had S alleles...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715682/cath-2-and-ll-37-increase-mannose-receptor-expression-antigen-presentation-and-the-endocytic-capacity-of-chicken-mononuclear-phagocytes
#10
Marina D Kraaij, Albert van Dijk, Henk P Haagsman
Cathelicidins display in vitro and in vivo immunomodulatory activities and are part of the innate immune system. Previously, we found that in ovo treatment with chicken cathelicidin CATH-2 partially protects young broilers against respiratory E. coli infection. To determine the cellular aspects of this protection, we investigated immunomodulatory effects of CATH-2 and the human cathelicidin LL-37 on primary chicken peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). Treatment of chicken PBMCs with L-CATH-2, D-CATH-2 or LL-37 increased the percentage of mononuclear phagocytes, but decreased that of B cells...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712894/antimicrobial-and-immunomodulatory-activity-of-host-defense-peptides-clavanins-and-ll-37-in-vitro-an-endodontic-perspective
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Stella Maris F Lima, Mirna S Freire, Ana Luisa O Gomes, Ana Paula C Cantuária, Flávia Rodrigues P Dutra, Beatriz S Magalhães, Maurício Gonçalves C Sousa, Ludovico Migliolo, Jeeser A Almeida, Octávio L Franco, Taia Maria B Rezende
Endodontic treatment is mainly based on root canal disinfection and its failure may be motivated by microbial resistance. Endodontic therapy can be benefitted by host defense peptides (HDPs), which are multifunctional molecules that act against persistent infection and inflammation. This study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial, cytotoxic and immunomodulatory activity of several HDPs, namely clavanin A, clavanin A modified (MO) and LL-37, compared to intracanal medication Ca(OH)2. HDPs and Ca(OH)2 were evaluated by: (1) antimicrobial assays against Candida albicans and Enterococcus faecalis, (2) cytotoxicity assays and (3) cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, interleukin (IL)- 1α, IL-6, IL-10 and IL-12 and nitric oxide (NO) production by RAW 264...
July 13, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710799/high-glucose-induces-o-glcnac-glycosylation-of-the-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-in-thp1-cells-and-in-human-macrophages-derived-from-monocytes
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Fernando Hernandez-Sánchez, Silvia Guzmán-Beltrán, María Teresa Herrera, Yolanda Gonzalez, Manuel Salgado, Guadalupe Fabian, Martha Torres
Chronic hyperglycemia increases the carbon flux through the hexosamine pathway, allowing the accumulation of UDP-GlcNAc. UDP-GlcNAc is the sugar donor for the enzyme-mediated protein glycosylation event known as OGlcNAcylation. This posttranslational modification targets several transcription factors implicated in glucose toxicity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Vitamin D plays an important role in glucose homeostasis and insulin secretion through transcriptional mechanisms mediated by its receptor (VDR)...
July 15, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709940/investigation-of-l-leucine-in-reducing-the-moisture-induced-deterioration-of-spray-dried-salbutamol-sulfate-power-for-inhalation
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Liang Li, Sharon Shui Yee Leung, Thomas Gengenbach, Jiaqi Yu, Ge Fiona Gao, Patricia Tang, Qi Tony Zhou, Hak-Kim Chan
The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of L-leucine (LL) in preventing moisture-induced deterioration in the in vitro aerosolization performance of spray-dried (SD) salbutamol sulfate (SS). Increasing mass fraction of LL (5-80%) were co-spray dried with SS, and the physicochemical properties of the powders were characterized by laser diffraction, X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and dynamic vapour sorption (DVS). Furthermore, the surface morphology and chemistry of fine particles was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708525/assessment-of-the-age-for-a-preventive-ultrasonographic-examination-of-the-prostate-in-the-dog
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G Mantziaras, S Alonge, M Faustini, G C Luvoni
The prostate commonly develops benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in dogs over 5 years, while in aged dogs other pathological findings might be revealed by ultrasonographic exam. The aim of the present study was to estimate the most suitable age for a preventive ultrasonographic examination of the prostate in the dog. The prostate of 1003 intact male dogs of 64 different breeds, of different ages (1-18 years) and bodyweights (2-55 kg) was evaluated with ultrasound, irrespective of the reason for clinical examination...
June 8, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707133/changes-of-spinopelvic-parameters-in-different-positions
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Soo-An Park, Dai-Soon Kwak, Ho-Jung Cho, Dong-Uk Min
INTRODUCTION: To observe changes of spinopelvic parameters and the presence of pelvic incidence (PI) variation in different positions, and the accuracy of PI compared with CT scan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with standing whole-spine radiograph, CT scan of the pelvic bone, and MRI of the lumbar spine done within a few days were included. The pelvic [pelvic tilt (PT), sacral slope (SS), and PI] and spinal [lumbar lordosis (LL)] parameters were measured by two different observers...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705403/symptomatic-lower-limb-giant-cell-arteritis-characteristics-management-and-long-term-outcome
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C Le Hello, L Auboire, L Berger, D Gouicem, M T Barrellier, S Duthois
OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics and long-term outcomes of the rare symptomatic lower-limb giant-cell arteritis (LL-GCA). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 8 patients (6 women; mean±SD age, 63.6±10.9 years; follow-up, 137.3±57.3 months). RESULTS: Four patients satisfied≥3 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) GCA-classification criteria; 4 had<3 criteria and histological LL-GCA proof or associated typical upper-limb involvement...
May 2017: J Med Vasc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700223/metabolomics-profiling-to-determine-the-effect-of-postmortem-aging-on-color-and-lipid-oxidative-stabilities-of-different-bovine-muscles
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Danyi Ma, Yuan H Brad Kim, Bruce R Cooper, Ji-Hwan Oh, Hyonho Chun, Juhui Choe, J P Schoonmaker, Kolapo Matthew Ajuwon, Byungrok Min
The objective of this study was to identify the metabolites that could be associated with oxidative stability of aged bovine muscles. Three muscles (longissimus lumbrum (LL), semimembranosus (SM), and psoas major (PM)) from 7 beef carcasses at 1 day postmortem were divided into three sections and assigned to three aging periods (9, 16 and 23 days). While an increase in discoloration was found in all muscles with aging, LL was the most color/lipid oxidative stable, followed by SM and PM (P < 0.05). Lower myoglobin and non-heme iron contents were observed in LL compared to SM and PM (P < 0...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696208/effects-of-coal-fly-ash-particulate-matter-on-the-antimicrobial-activity-of-airway-surface-liquid
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Luis G Vargas Buonfiglio, Imali A Mudunkotuwa, Mahmoud H Abou Alaiwa, Oriana G Vanegas Calderón, Jennifer A Borcherding, Alicia K Gerke, Joseph Zabner, Vicki H Grassian, Alejandro P Comellas
BACKGROUND: Sustained exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) is a global cause of mortality. Coal fly ash (CFA) is a byproduct of coal combustion and is a source of anthropogenic PM with worldwide health relevance. The airway epithelia are lined with fluid called airway surface liquid (ASL), which contains antimicrobial proteins and peptides (AMPs). Cationic AMPs bind negatively charged bacteria to exert their antimicrobial activity. PM arriving in the airways could potentially interact with AMPs in the ASL to affect their antimicrobial activity...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694667/outcomes-of-right-lobe-and-left-lobe-living-donor-liver-transplantations-using-small-for-size-grafts
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Wong Hoi She, Kenneth Sh Chok, James Yy Fung, Albert Cy Chan, Chung Mau Lo
AIM: To analyze the outcomes of living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) using left-lobe (LL) or right-lobe (RL) small-for-size (SFS) grafts. METHODS: Prospectively collected data of adult patients who underwent LDLT at our hospital in the period from January 2003 to December 2013 were reviewed. The patients were divided into the RL-LDLT group and the LL-LDLT group. The two groups were compared in terms of short- and long-term outcomes, including incidence of postoperative complication, graft function, graft survival, and patient survival...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694291/differential-regulation-of-mas-related-g-protein-coupled-receptor-x2-mediated-mast-cell-degranulation-by-antimicrobial-host-defense-peptides-and-p-gingivalis-lps
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Kshitij Gupta, Chizobam Idahosa, Saptarshi Roy, Donguk Lee, Hariharan Subramanian, Anuradha Dhingra, Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia, Jonathan Korostoff, Hydar Ali
Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) is a keystone pathogen that contributes to periodontal pathogenesis by disrupting host-microbe homeostasis and promoting dysbiosis. Virulence of P. gingivalis likely reflects an alteration in the lipid A composition of its lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from the penta-acylated (PgLPS1690) to the tetra-acylated (PgLPS1435/1449) form. Mast cells play an important role in periodontitis but the mechanisms of their activation and regulation remain unknown. The expression of epithelium and neutrophil-derived host defense peptides (HDPs; LL-37, human β-defensin-3), which activate mast cells via Mas-related G protein coupled receptor X2 (MRGPRX2), is increased in periodontitis...
July 10, 2017: Infection and Immunity
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