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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324655/tracking-the-energy-flow-on-nanoscale-via-sample-transmitted-excitation-photoluminescence-spectroscopy
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Pavel Moroz, Natalia Razgoniaeva, Yufan He, Gregory Jensen, Holly Eckard, H Peter Lu, Mikhail Zamkov
Tracking the energy flow in nanoscale materials is an important yet challenging goal. Experimental methods for probing the intermolecular energy transfer (ET) are often burdened by the spectral crosstalk between donor and acceptor species, which complicates unraveling their individual contributions. This issue is particularly prominent in inorganic nanoparticles and biological macromolecules featuring broad absorbing profiles. Here, we demonstrate a general spectroscopic strategy for measuring the energy transfer efficiency between nanostructured or molecular dyes exhibiting a significant donor-acceptor spectral overlap...
March 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323981/ovarian-lipid-metabolism-modulates-circulating-lipids-in-premenopausal-women
#2
Jeffrey T Jensen, Ilana B Addis, Jon D Hennebold, Randy L Bogan
Context: The premenopausal circulating lipid profile may be linked to the hormonal profile and ovarian lipid metabolism. Objective: Assess how estradiol, progesterone, and ovarian lipid metabolism contribute to the premenopausal lipid profile. Also, evaluate the acute effects of a common hormonal oral contraceptive (OC) on circulating lipids. Design: Experimental crossover with repeated measures. Setting: Academic hospitals...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323973/how-to-measure-adipose-tissue-insulin-sensitivity
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Esben Søndergaard, Ana Elena Espinosa De Ycaza, Maria Morgan-Bathke, Michael D Jensen
Background: Adipose tissue insulin resistance may be a proximate cause of hepatic and skeletal muscle insulin resistance by releasing excess FFA. However, no consensus exists on how to quantify adipose tissue insulin sensitivity. We compared three methods for measuring adipose tissue insulin sensitivity ranging from the complex multistep pancreatic clamp technique to the simple adipose tissue insulin resistance index (Adipo-IR). Methods: We completed studies of 25 adults with a wide range of insulin sensitivity...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319511/the-first-us-clinical-experience-with-computer-assisted-propofol-sedation-a-retrospective-observational-comparative-study-on-efficacy-safety-efficiency-and-endoscopist-and-patient-satisfaction
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Otto S Lin, Richard A Kozarek, Deborah Tombs, Danielle La Selva, Wade Weigel, Ryan Beecher, Ana Jensen, Michael Gluck, Andrew Ross
BACKGROUND: Computer-assisted propofol sedation (CAPS) is now approved for moderate sedation of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class I and II patients undergoing routine endoscopy. As the first US medical center to adopt CAPS for routine clinical use, we compared patient and endoscopist satisfaction with CAPS versus midazolam and fentanyl (MF) sedation. METHODS: Patients who underwent elective outpatient upper endoscopy and colonoscopy with CAPS were compared with concurrent patients sedated with MF...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319100/metagenomic-discovery-of-polybrominated-diphenyl-ether-biosynthesis-by-marine-sponges
#5
Vinayak Agarwal, Jessica M Blanton, Sheila Podell, Arnaud Taton, Michelle A Schorn, Julia Busch, Zhenjian Lin, Eric W Schmidt, Paul R Jensen, Valerie J Paul, Jason S Biggs, James W Golden, Eric E Allen, Bradley S Moore
Naturally produced polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) pervade the marine environment and structurally resemble toxic man-made brominated flame retardants. PBDEs bioaccumulate in marine animals and are likely transferred to the human food chain. However, the biogenic basis for PBDE production in one of their most prolific sources, marine sponges of the order Dysideidae, remains unidentified. Here, we report the discovery of PBDE biosynthetic gene clusters within sponge-microbiome-associated cyanobacterial endosymbionts through the use of an unbiased metagenome-mining approach...
March 20, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319082/passive-phloem-loading-and-long-distance-transport-in-a-synthetic-tree-on-a-chip
#6
Jean Comtet, Kaare H Jensen, Robert Turgeon, Abraham D Stroock, A E Hosoi
Vascular plants rely on differences in osmotic pressure to export sugars from regions of synthesis (mature leaves) to sugar sinks (roots, fruits). In this process, known as Münch pressure flow, the loading of sugars from photosynthetic cells to the export conduit (the phloem) is crucial, as it sets the pressure head necessary to power long-distance transport. Whereas most herbaceous plants use active mechanisms to increase phloem sugar concentration above that of the photosynthetic cells, in most tree species, for which transport distances are largest, loading seems, counterintuitively, to occur by means of passive symplastic diffusion from the mesophyll to the phloem...
March 20, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318098/decreased-insulin-stimulated-brown-adipose-tissue-glucose-uptake-after-short-term-exercise-training-in-healthy-middle-aged-men
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Piryanka Motiani, Kirsi A Virtanen, Kumail K Motiani, Joonas J Eskelinen, Roeland J Middelbeek, Laurie J Goodyear, Anna M Savolainen, Jukka Kemppainen, Jørgen Jensen, Mueez U Din, Virva Saunavaara, Riitta Parkkola, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Juhani Knuuti, Pirjo Nuutila, Kari K Kalliokoski, Jarna C Hannukainen
AIMS: Little is known about the effects of exercise training on brown adipose tissue (BAT) metabolism in humans. We tested the hypothesis that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) improve BAT insulin sensitivity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy middle-aged men (n = 18, age 47 [CI: 49, 43] years, BMI 25.3 [CI: 24.1-26.3] kg · m(-2) , VO2peak 34.8[CI: 32.1, 37.4] ml · kg(-1)  · min(-1) ) were recruited and randomized into six HIIT or MICT sessions within two weeks...
March 20, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317804/a-survey-on-undiagnosed-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-among-pregnant-mothers-in-mekelle-and-surrounding-districts-in-tigray-ethiopia
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Dawit Gebreegziabiher, Kelemework Adane, Markos Abebe
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To determine the prevalence of undiagnosed active pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) cases and sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of symptom combinations for undiagnosed TB infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive and HIV-negative pregnant mothers attending antenatal care (ANC) clinics. Mycobacterium TB and HIV are the leading causes of death among women of reproductive age worldwide. Symptom screening is the first step in the World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended TB intensified case finding algorithm for people living with HIV...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317802/port-site-infections-by-nontuberculous-mycobacterium-a-retrospective-clinico-microbiological-study
#9
Roumi Ghosh, Soumen Das, Asmita De, Harish Kela, Makhan Lal Saha, Prasanta Kumar Maiti
BACKGROUND: Port-site infection (PSI) is a prevailing, chronic, nagging, treatment refractory complication of laparoscopic surgery (LS). It neutralizes the advantages of minimally invasive surgery and increases morbidity, treatment cost of patient, leading to loss of confidence on operating surgeon. PSIs are preventable with appropriate preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative measures. Atypical mycobacterium is most commonly associated with nonhealing postlaparoscopic wound infections, causing outbreaks or sporadic cases worldwide...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317798/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-species-and-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-coinfection-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-dr-soetomo-hospital-surabaya-indonesia
#10
Ni Made Mertaniasih, Deby Kusumaningrum, Eko Budi Koendhori, Tutik Kusmiati, Desak Nyoman Surya Suameitria Dewi
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyze the detection of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) species derived from sputum specimens of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) suspects. Increasing prevalence and incidence of pulmonary infection by NTM species have widely been reported in several countries with geographical variation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2014 and September 2015, sputum specimens from chronic pulmonary TB suspect patients were analyzed...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317546/d1-and-d2-type-medium-spiny-neuron-contributions-to-depression
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Catherine Jensen Peña
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April 15, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317438/instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-versus-fractional-flow-reserve-to-guide-pci
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Matthias Götberg, Evald H Christiansen, Ingibjörg J Gudmundsdottir, Lennart Sandhall, Mikael Danielewicz, Lars Jakobsen, Sven-Erik Olsson, Patrik Öhagen, Hans Olsson, Elmir Omerovic, Fredrik Calais, Pontus Lindroos, Michael Maeng, Tim Tödt, Dimitrios Venetsanos, Stefan K James, Amra Kåregren, Margareta Nilsson, Jörg Carlsson, Dario Hauer, Jens Jensen, Ann-Charlotte Karlsson, Georgios Panayi, David Erlinge, Ole Fröbert
Background The instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) is an index used to assess the severity of coronary-artery stenosis. The index has been tested against fractional flow reserve (FFR) in small trials, and the two measures have been found to have similar diagnostic accuracy. However, studies of clinical outcomes associated with the use of iFR are lacking. We aimed to evaluate whether iFR is noninferior to FFR with respect to the rate of subsequent major adverse cardiac events. Methods We conducted a multicenter, randomized, controlled, open-label clinical trial using the Swedish Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty Registry for enrollment...
March 18, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317257/top-down-control-of-carbon-sequestration-grazing-affects-microbial-structure-and-function-in-salt-marsh-soils
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Peter Mueller, Dirk Granse, Stefanie Nolte, Hai Thi Do, Magdalena Weingartner, Stefan Hoth, Kai Jensen
Tidal wetlands have been increasingly recognized as long-term carbon sinks in recent years. Work on carbon sequestration and decomposition processes in tidal wetlands focused so far mainly on effects of global-change factors such as sea-level rise and increasing temperatures. However, little is known about effects of land use, such as livestock grazing, on organic matter decomposition and ultimately carbon sequestration. The present work aims at understanding the mechanisms by which large herbivores can affect organic matter decomposition in tidal wetlands...
March 20, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317243/implant-supported-mandibular-removable-partial-dentures-functional-clinical-and-radiographical-parameters-in-relation-to-implant-position
#14
Charlotte Jensen, Caroline M Speksnijder, Gerry M Raghoebar, Wouter Kerdijk, Henny J A Meijer, Marco S Cune
BACKGROUND: Patients with a Kennedy class I situation often encounter problems with their removable partial denture (RPD). PURPOSE: To assess the functional benefits of implant support to RPDs, the clinical performance of the implants and teeth and to determine the most favorable implant position: the premolar (PM) or molar (M) region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty subjects received 2 PM and 2 M implants. A new RPD was made. Implant support was provided 3 months later...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315314/nicotine-promotes-cholangiocarcinoma-growth-in-xenograft-mice
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Allyson K Martínez, Kendal Jensen, Chad Hall, April O'Brien, Laurent Ehrlich, Tori White, Fanyin Meng, Tianhao Zhou, John Greene, Francesca Bernuzzi, Pietro Invernizzi, David E Dostal, Terry Lairmore, Gianfranco Alpini, Shannon Glaser
Nicotine, the main addictive substance in tobacco, is known to play a role in the development and/or progression of a number of malignant tumors. However, nicotine's involvement in the pathogenesis of cholangiocarcinoma is controversial. Therefore, we studied the effects of nicotine on the growth of cholangiocarcinoma cells in vitro and the progression of cholangiocarcinoma in a mouse xenograft model. The predominant subunit responsible for nicotine-mediated proliferation in normal and cancer cells, the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR), was more highly expressed in human cholangiocarcinoma cell lines compared with normal human cholangiocytes...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314817/fef-controlled-alpha-delay-activity-precedes-stimulus-induced-gamma-band-activity-in-visual-cortex
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Tzvetan Popov, Sabine Kastner, Ole Jensen
Recent findings in the visual system of non-human primates have demonstrated an important role of gamma band activity (40 - 100 Hz) in the feed-forward flow of sensory information, whereas feedback control appears to be dynamically established by oscillations in the alpha (8 - 13 Hz) and beta bands (13 - 18 Hz) (van Kerkoerle et al., 2014; Bastos et al., 2015). It is not clear, however, how alpha oscillations are controlled and how they interact with the flow of visual information mediated by gamma band activity...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314798/insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-4-fragments-provide-incremental-prognostic-information-on-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#17
Rikke Hjortebjerg, Søren Lindberg, Sune Pedersen, Rasmus Mogelvang, Jan S Jensen, Claus Oxvig, Jan Frystyk, Mette Bjerre
BACKGROUND: Fragments of insulin-like growth factor binding protein 4 (IGFBP-4) are potential new biomarkers for cardiac risk assessment. The fragments are generated on specific cleavage by pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A, which exerts proatherogenic activity. This study investigated the prognostic value of IGFBP-4 fragments in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively included 656 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with percutaneous coronary intervention from September 2006 to December 2008...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314108/-i-roegneria-alashanica-i-keng-a-species-with-the-b-ststst-sup-y-sup-st-sup-y-sup-b-genome-constitution
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Richard R-C Wang, Kevin B Jensen
The genome constitution of tetraploid <i>Roegneria alashanica</I> Keng has been in question for a long time. Most scientific studies have suggested that <i>R. alashanica</I> had two versions of the <b>St</b> genome, <b>St<sub>1</sub>St<sub>2</sub></b>, similar to that of <i>Pseudoroegneria elytrigioides</I> (C. Yen et J. L. Yang) B. R. Lu. A study, however, concluded that <i>R. alashanica</I> had the <b>StY</b> genome formula typical for tetraploid <i>Roegneria</I> species...
March 17, 2017: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306737/alcohol-consumption-and-the-risk-of-postoperative-mortality-and-morbidity-after-primary-hip-or-knee-arthroplasty-a-register-based-cohort-study
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Torill A Rotevatn, Henrik Bøggild, Christinna R Olesen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Rikke N Mortensen, Per F Jensen, Charlotte Overgaard
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the implications of low and moderate preoperative alcohol consumption on postoperative mortality and morbidity after primary hip and knee arthroplasty. METHODS: A total of 30,799 patients who underwent primary hip or knee arthroplasty between January 1st, 2005 and October 8th, 2011 with information on preoperative alcohol consumption (0 grams of pure alcohol/week, >0-168 g/week, >168-252 g/week, and >252 g/week) were identified through the Danish Anesthesia Database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303895/total-extracellular-small-rna-profiles-from-plasma-saliva-and-urine-of-healthy-subjects
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Ashish Yeri, Amanda Courtright, Rebecca Reiman, Elizabeth Carlson, Taylor Beecroft, Alex Janss, Ashley Siniard, Ryan Richholt, Chris Balak, Joel Rozowsky, Robert Kitchen, Elizabeth Hutchins, Joseph Winarta, Roger McCoy, Matthew Anastasi, Seungchan Kim, Matthew Huentelman, Kendall Van Keuren-Jensen
Interest in circulating RNAs for monitoring and diagnosing human health has grown significantly. There are few datasets describing baseline expression levels for total cell-free circulating RNA from healthy control subjects. In this study, total extracellular RNA (exRNA) was isolated and sequenced from 183 plasma samples, 204 urine samples and 46 saliva samples from 55 male college athletes ages 18-25 years. Many participants provided more than one sample, allowing us to investigate variability in an individual's exRNA expression levels over time...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
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