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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822916/wip1-dependent-modulation-of-macrophage-migration-and-phagocytosis
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Yiting Tang, Bing Pan, Xin Zhou, Kai Xiong, Qian Gao, Lei Huang, Ying Xia, Ming Shen, Shulin Yang, Honglin Liu, Tao Tan, Jianjie Ma, Xuehong Xu, Yulian Mu, Kui Li
Macrophage accumulation within the vascular wall is a hallmark of atherosclerosis. Controlling macrophage conversion into foam cells remains a major challenge for treatment of atherosclerotic diseases. Here, we show that Wip1, a member of the PP2C family of Ser/Thr protein phosphatases, modulates macrophage migration and phagocytosis associated with atherosclerotic plaque formation. Wip1 deficiency increases migratory and phagocytic activities of the macrophage under stress conditions. Enhanced migration of Wip1(-/-) macrophages is mediated by Rac1-GTPase and PI3K/AKT signalling pathways...
August 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822539/polymers-and-surfactants-at-fluid-interfaces-studied-with-specular-neutron-reflectometry
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REVIEW
Larissa Braun, Martin Uhlig, Regine von Klitzing, Richard A Campbell
This review addresses the advances made with specular neutron reflectometry in studies of aqueous mixtures of polymers and surfactants at fluid interfaces during the last decade (or so). The increase in neutron flux due to improvements in instrumentation has led to routine measurements at the air/water interface that are faster and involve samples with lower isotopic contrast than in previous experiments. One can now resolve the surface excess of a single deuterated component on the second time scale and the composition of a mixture on the minute time scale, and information about adsorption processes and dynamic rheology can also be accessed...
July 12, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822327/improvements-in-balance-control-in-individuals-with-pcs-detected-following-vestibular-training-a-case-study
#3
Alyssa Prangley, Mathew Aggerholm, Michael Cinelli
Concussed individuals have been found to experience balance deficits in the anterior-posterior (AP) direction as indicated by greater Center of Pressure (COP) displacement and velocity. One possible reason for this change in balance control could be due to damage to the lateral vestibulospinal tract which sends signals to control posterior muscles, specifically ankle extensors leading to compensatory torques about the ankle. The purpose of the study was to quantify balance assessments in individuals experiencing persistent post-concussion symptoms (PCS) to determine balance control changes following a vestibular training intervention...
August 8, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822264/trimethylamine-n-oxide-as-a-risk-factor-for-atherosclerosis-induces-stress-in-j774a-1-murine-macrophages
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Abbas Mohammadi, Zakaria Vahabzadeh, Soran Jamalzadeh, Tahereh Khalili
PURPOSE: Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) is a biomarker for kidney problems. It has also been introduced as a risk factor for atherosclerosis. The classic risk factors for atherosclerosis trigger cellular and humeral immunoreaction in macrophages through induction of heat shock protein expressions and increased levels of GRP94 and HSP70 are associated with increased atherosclerosis risk. The present study evaluated the possible effect(s) of TMAO on the expression of GRP94 and HSP70 at protein levels...
August 16, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822121/investigating-the-origin-of-acoustic-attenuation-in-liquid-foams
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Juliette Pierre, Camille Gaulon, Caroline Derec, Florence Elias, Valentin Leroy
Liquid foams are known to be highly efficient to absorb acoustic waves but the origin of the sound dissipation remains unknown. In this paper, we present low frequency (0.5-4kHz) experimental results measured with an impedance tube and we confront the recorded attenuations with a simple model that considers the foam as a concentrate bubbly liquid. In order to identify the influence of the different parameters constituting the foams we probe samples with different gases, and various liquid fractions and bubble size distributions...
August 2017: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822032/synthesis-of-rigid-polyurethane-foams-from-phosphorylated-biopolyols
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Juan Carlos de Haro, Daniel López-Pedrajas, Ángel Pérez, Juan Francisco Rodríguez, Manuel Carmona
Renewable resources are playing a key role on the synthesis of biodegradable polyols. Moreover, the incorporation of covalently linked additives is increasing in importance in the polyurethane (PU) market. In this work, previously epoxidized grape seed oil and methyl oleate were transformed into phosphorylated biopolyols through an acid-catalyzed ring-opening hydrolysis in the presence of H3PO4. The formation of phosphate polyesters was confirmed by FT-IR and (31)P-NMR. However, the synthesis of a high-quality PU rigid foam was not possible using exclusively these polyols attending to their low hydroxyl value...
August 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821347/stable-oil-laden-foams-formation-and-evolution
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REVIEW
Rémy Mensire, Elise Lorenceau
The interaction between oil and foam has been the subject of various studies. Indeed, oil can be an efficient defoaming agent, which can be highly valuable in various industrial applications where undesired foaming may occur, as seen in jet-dyeing processes or waste water treatment plant. However, oil and foam can also constructively interact as observed in detergency, fire-fighting, food and petroleum industries, where oil can be in the foam structure or put into contact with the foam without observing a catastrophic break-up of the foam...
August 2, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820575/mbg-modified-%C3%AE-tcp-scaffold-promotes-mesenchymal-stem-cells-adhesion-and-osteogenic-differentiation-via-fak-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Yutong Liu, Yifan Ma, Jing Zhang, Qing Xie, Zi Wang, Shuang Yu, Yuan Yuan, Changsheng Liu
β-TCP scaffold has been widely used as bone graft substitutes, but traditional PMMA molding method-induced undesirable mechanical strength and poor interconnectivity still have not addressed till now. In this study, a MBG-based PU foam templating method was developed to fabricate β-TCP scaffolds with desirable microtopography. The MBG gel, as both binder and modifier, prepared by modified sol-gel method with controlled viscosity is incorporated with β-TCP powder and thereafter is impregnated into PU foam...
August 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820219/mo-doped-ni2p-nanowire-arrays-an-efficient-electrocatalyst-for-the-hydrogen-evolution-reaction-with-enhanced-activity-at-all-ph-values
#9
Yiqiang Sun, Lifeng Hang, Qi Shen, Tao Zhang, Huilin Li, Xiaomin Zhang, Xianjun Lyu, Yue Li
We report the successful synthesis of Mo doped Ni2P nanowires (NWs) on a Ni foam (NF) substrate by a two-step strategy, which could be used as an efficient and stable hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) electrocatalyst over the whole pH range (0-14). Electrochemical investigations demonstrated that Mo doping made the catalytic activity of Ni2P significantly enhanced. To achieve a current density of 10 mA cm(-2), Mo-Ni2P NWs/NF required an overpotential of 67 mV in acidic solution, 78 mV in alkaline solution and 84 mV in neutral solution...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819837/microfluidic-capture-and-multiplex-immunofluorescence-of-circulating-tumor-cells-to-identify-cancer-of-origin
#10
Chian-Hui Lai, Ying-Chih Chang
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are an important biomarker and their analysis can be considered a form of "liquid biopsy." The purpose of this book chapter is to describe the use of the 4-channel CMx (cells captured in maximum) microfluidic chip, containing special micropatterns coated with an antibody-conjugated supported lipid bilayer (SLB) on its surface, to capture and isolate CTCs from the blood of cancer patients. Captured CTCs are subsequently released by an air foam to an immunofluorescence (IF) staining panel that enables further analysis, including the identification of the primary cancer source of the CTCs...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819660/nanostructured-materials-on-3d-nickel-foam-as-electrocatalysts-for-water-splitting
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REVIEW
Nitin K Chaudhari, Haneul Jin, Byeongyoon Kim, Kwangyeol Lee
Highly efficient and low-cost electrocatalysts are essential for water spitting via electrolysis in an economically viable fashion. However, the best catalytic performance is found with noble metal-based electrocatalysts, which presents a formidable obstacle for the commercial success of electrolytic water splitting-based H2 production due to their relatively high cost and scarcity. Therefore, the development of alternative inexpensive earth-abundant electrode materials with excellent electrocatalytic properties is of great urgency...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818226/percutaneous-ultrasound-guided-sclerotherapy-with-polidocanol-microfoam-for-lymphatic-malformations
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Takashi Yamaki, Yumiko Sasaki, Yuki Hasegawa, Atsuyoshi Osada, Hisato Konoeda, Atsumori Hamahata, Motohiro Nozaki, Hiroyuki Sakurai
BACKGROUND: Lymphatic malformations (LMs) are low-flow congenital lesions that consist of cysts of varying size. Sclerotherapy with intralesional bleomycin and OK-432 has been reported to yield dramatically beneficial results for this disorder. However, inflammation-related symptoms are often seen after treatment with these sclerosing agents. On the other hand, polidocanol (POL) is reportedly associated with fewer allergic and inflammatory reactions. Up to now, however, very few reports have documented the use of POL microfoam for treatment of LMs...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816929/effectiveness-and-value-of-prophylactic-5-layer-foam-sacral-dressings-to-prevent-hospital-acquired-pressure-injuries-in-acute-care-hospitals-an-observational-cohort-study
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William V Padula
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness and value of prophylactic 5-layer foam sacral dressings to prevent hospital-acquired pressure injury rates in acute care settings. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort. SAMPLE AND SETTING: We reviewed records of adult patients 18 years or older who were hospitalized at least 5 days across 38 acute care hospitals of the University Health System Consortium (UHC) and had a pressure injury as identified by Patient Safety Indicator #3 (PSI-03)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816606/scale-up-of-puf-immobilized-fungal-chitosanase-lipase-preparation-production
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Katarzyna Struszczyk-Świta, Łukasz Stańczyk, Mirosława Szczęsna-Antczak, Tadeusz Antczak
Mucor circinelloides IBT-83 mycelium that exhibits both lipolytic (AL) and chitosanolytic (ACH) activities was immobilized into polyurethane foam (PUF) in a 30 L laboratory fermenter. The process of immobilization was investigated in terms of: the carrier porosity, its type, amount and shape, location inside the fermenter, mixing and aeration parameters during the culture, as well as downstream processing operations. The selected conditions allowed for immobilization of approx. 7 g of defatted and dried mycelium in 1 g of carrier, i...
August 17, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815701/lincrna-dyn-lrb2-2-upregulates-cholesterol-efflux-by-decreasing-tlr2-expression-in-macrophages
#15
Yongqiang Li, Shuxin Shen, Shoukun Ding, Lixia Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study is designed to determine whether lincRNA-DYNLRB2-2 could promote cholesterol efflux through regulating the expression of TLR2. METHODS: THP-1 and RAW264.7 cells were incubated with oxLDL for 48 h to induce the formation of foam cells, and ORO staining was performed and intracellular cholesterol contents were measured by HPLC assay. qRT-PCR and Western blotting were performed to detect mRNA and protein expression levels, respectively. Lentiviral vector LV-DYNLRB2-2 and lincRNA-DYNLRB2-2 siRNA was constructed to explore its potential role...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814641/ceramide-activation-of-rhoa-rho-kinase-impairs-actin-polymerization-during-aggregated-ldl-catabolism
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Rajesh K Singh, Abigail S Haka, Alexandria Brumfield, Inna Grosheva, Priya Bhardwaj, Harvey F Chin, Yuquan Xiong, Timothy Hla, Frederick R Maxfield
Macrophages use an extracellular, hydrolytic compartment formed by local actin polymerization to digest aggregated LDL (agLDL). Catabolism of agLDL promotes foam cell formation and creates an environment rich in LDL catabolites including cholesterol and ceramide. Increased ceramide levels are present in lesional LDL, but the effect of ceramide on macrophage pro-atherogenic processes remains unknown. Here, we show that macrophages accumulate ceramide in atherosclerotic lesions. Using macrophages from Sphingosine Kinase 2 knockout (SK2KO) mice to mimic ceramide rich conditions of atherosclerotic lesions, we show that SK2KO macrophages display impaired actin polymerization and foam cell formation in response to contact with agLDL...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813846/closed-loop-emg-informed-model-based-analysis-of-human-musculoskeletal-mechanics-on-rough-terrains
#17
C Varotto, Z Sawacha, L Gizzi, D Farina, M Sartori
This work aims at estimating the musculoskeletal forces acting in the human lower extremity during locomotion on rough terrains. We employ computational models of the human neuro-musculoskeletal system that are informed by multi-modal movement data including foot-ground reaction forces, 3D marker trajectories and lower extremity electromyograms (EMG). Data were recorded from one healthy subject locomoting on rough grounds realized using foam rubber blocks of different heights. Blocks arrangement was randomized across all locomotion trials to prevent adaptation to specific ground morphology...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813547/an-experimental-and-numerical-study-of-hybrid-iii-dummy-response-to-simulated-underbody-blast-impacts
#18
Karthik Somasundaram, Anil Kalra, Don Sherman, Paul Begeman, King H Yang, John M Cavanaugh
Anthropometric test devices (ATDs) such as Hybrid III dummy have been widely used in automotive crash tests to evaluate the risks of injury at different body regions. In recent years, researchers have started using automotive ATDs to study the high-speed vertical loading response caused by underbelly blast (UBB) impacts. This study analyzed the Hybrid III dummy responses to short-duration large magnitude vertical acceleration in a laboratory setup. Two unique test conditions were investigated using a horizontal sled system to simulate the UBB loading conditions...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812868/light-and-strong-hierarchical-porous-sic-foam-for-efficient-electromagnetic-interference-shielding-and-thermal-insulation-at-elevated-temperatures
#19
Caiyun Liang, Zhenfeng Wang, Lina Wu, Xiaochen Zhang, Huan Wang, Zhijiang Wang
A novel light but strong SiC foam with hierarchical porous architecture are fabricated by using dough as raw material via carbonization and followed carbothermal reduction with silicon source. A significant synergistic effect is achieved by embedding meso and nano pores in micro-sized porous skeleton, which endows the SiC foam with high-performance electromagnetic interference shielding (EMI), thermal insulation and mechanical properties. The micro-sized skeleton withstands the high stress. The meso- and nano-sized pores enhance the multiple reflection of the incident electromagnetic waves and elongate the path of heat transfer...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812195/design-and-evaluation-of-a-compact-photocatalytic-reactor-for-water-treatment
#20
Marko Kete, Olena Pliekhova, Lev Matoh, Urška Lavrenčič Štangar
A compact reactor for photocatalytic oxidation and photocatalytic ozonation water treatment was developed and evaluated by using four model pollutants. Additionally, combinations of pollutants were evaluated. Specially produced Al2O3 porous reticulated monolith foams served as TiO2 carriers, offering a high surface area support. UV lamps were placed in the interior to achieve reduced dimensions of the reactor (12 cm in diameter × 20 cm in height). Despite its small size, the overall photocatalytic cleaning capacity was substantial...
August 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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