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V V Ptushenko, A E Solovchenko
The symbiotic unicellular chlorophyte Desmodesmus sp. IPPAS-2014 capable of growth at extremely high CO2 levels prohibitive for most other microalgae is an interesting model for studies of CO2 tolerance mechanisms and a promising organism for CO2 biocapture. We studied the initial (0-60 min) phase of acclimation of this microalga to an abrupt decrease in pH of the medium sparged with air/20% CO2 mixture. Acclimation of the culture to these conditions was accompanied by a sharp decrease in photochemical activity of the chloroplast followed by its recovery with a characteristic time of 10-50 min...
December 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
Maria A Sinetova, Kenzhegul Bolatkhan, Roman A Sidorov, Kirill S Mironov, Alexandra N Skrypnik, Elena V Kupriyanova, Bolatkhan K Zayadan, Maria Shumskaya, Dmitry A Los
A cyanobacterial strain from Lake Shar-Nuur, a freshwater lake in Mongolia, was isolated and characterized by a polyphasic approach. According to the 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence, this strain (IPPAS B-1220) belongs to a newly described genus Desertifilum. In general, strains of Desertifilum maintain their genetic stability, as seen from the analysis of the 16S rRNA gene and 16S-23S rRNA internal transcribed spacer sequences from strains collected at distant locations. The newly discovered strain is characterized by an unusual fatty acid composition (16:1Δ7 and 16:2Δ7,10)...
February 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
Alexander Y Starikov, Aizhan A Usserbaeva, Maria A Sinetova, Fariza K Sarsekeyeva, Bolatkhan K Zayadan, Vera V Ustinova, Elena V Kupriyanova, Dmitry A Los, Kirill S Mironov
Here, we report the draft genome of Cyanobacterium sp. IPPAS strain B-1200, isolated from Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan, and characterized by the unique fatty acid composition of its membrane lipids, which are enriched with myristic and myristoleic acids. The approximate genome size is 3.4 Mb, and the predicted number of coding sequences is 3,119.
November 17, 2016: Genome Announcements
Kirill S Mironov, Maria A Sinetova, Kenzhegul Bolatkhan, Bolatkhan K Zayadan, Vera V Ustinova, Elena V Kupriyanova, Alexandra N Skrypnik, Natalya E Gogoleva, Yuriy V Gogolev, Dmitry A Los
Here, we report the draft genome of the filamentous cyanobacterium Desertifilum sp. strain IPPAS B-1220, isolated from Lake Shar-Nuur, Mongolia. The genome of 6.1 Mb codes for 5,113 genes. Genome mining revealed 10 clusters for the synthesis of bioactive compounds (nonribosomal peptides, polyketides, bacteriocins, and lantipeptides) with potential biotechnological or medical importance.
November 17, 2016: Genome Announcements
Francesca Veronesi, Gianluca Giavaresi, Milena Fini, Giovanni Longo, Caterina Alexandra Ioannidu, Anna Scotto d'Abusco, Fabiana Superti, Gianluca Panzini, Carlo Misiano, Alberto Palattella, Paolo Selleri, Nicola Di Girolamo, Viola Garbarino, Laura Politi, Roberto Scandurra
Titanium implants coated with a 500nm nanostructured layer, deposited by the Ion Plating Plasma Assisted (IPPA) technology, composed of 60% graphitic carbon, 25% titanium oxides and 15% titanium carbide were implanted into rabbit femurs whilst into the controlateral femurs uncoated titanium implants were inserted as control. At four time points the animals were injected with calcein green, xylenol orange, oxytetracycline and alizarin. After 2, 4 and 8weeks femurs were removed and processed for histology and static and dynamic histomorphometry for undecalcified bone processing into methylmethacrylate, sectioned, thinned, polished and stained with Toluidine blue and Fast green...
January 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Olcay Güner
The Early Maladaptive Schema Questionnaires Set for Children and Adolescents (SQS) was developed to assess early maladaptive schemas in children between the ages of 10 and 16 in Turkey. The SQS consists of five questionnaires that represent five schema domains in Young's schema theory. Psychometric properties (n = 983) and normative values (n = 2250) of SQS were investigated in children and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 16. Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were performed. Results revealed 15 schema factors under five schema domains, with good fit indexes...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Jessica C Martinez, Stephanie M Mazerolle, Craig R Denegar, Michael F Joseph, Kelly D Pagnotta, Thomas H Trojian, Lindsay J DiStefano
OBJECTIVES: To examine what factors influence a high school female athlete's stated willingness to perform a lower extremity injury prevention program (IPP). A secondary aim was to examine if a participant's stated willingness affected her compliance with an IPP. DESIGN: Repeated measures. METHODS: We surveyed high school female field hockey, soccer and volleyball athletes before and after a season-long IPP warm-up intervention. Participants completed the Injury Prevention Program Attitude Survey (IPPAS), a paper and pencil survey utilizing Likert-style and open-ended questions...
February 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
D Pani, M Piga, G Barabino, M Crabolu, S Uras, A Mathieu, L Raffo
INTRODUCTION: In this paper, we evaluated patients' perspectives on the use of a system for home tele-rehabilitation, designed for subjects with low computer literacy suffering hand impairment due to rheumatic diseases. METHODS: After a clinical trial assessing device effectiveness, the Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices Scale (PIADS), Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with Assistive Technology (QUEST) and Individually Prioritised Problem Assessment (IPPA) questionnaires were administered to evaluate the system's impact on each patient's life, and the results were correlated with clinical indices...
March 4, 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Elena V Kupriyanova, Sung Mi Cho, Youn-Il Park, Natalia A Pronina, Dmitry A Los
At present geological epoch, the carbon concentrating mechanism (CCM) of cyanobacteria represents the obligatory tool for adaptation to low content of CO2 in the atmosphere and for the maintenance of sufficient photosynthetic activity. Functional CCM was found in modern cyanobacteria from different ecological niches. However, the presence of such mechanism in species that inhabit soda lakes is not obvious due to high content of inorganic carbon (C i) in the environment. Here we analyze CCM components that have been identified by sequencing of the whole genome of the alkaliphilic cyanobacterium Microcoleus sp...
December 2016: Photosynthesis Research
Jesús K Yamamoto-Furusho, Andrea Sarmiento Aguilar
BACKGROUND: Pouchitis is the most common complication of proctocolectomy with ileo-pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) for ulcerative colitis (UC). No previous study in Mexico has evaluated this issue; our aim was to evaluate its frequency, clinical characteristics and factors associated with its presence in Mexican patients with UC and IPAA. METHODS: Retrospective-cohort study including 70 patients with histopathological diagnosis of UC and IPAA between 1983 and 2014 from inflammatory bowel disease clinic of a tertiary care center...
2015: Digestive Surgery
Lorenzo Desideri, Martina Bizzarri, Claudio Bitelli, Uta Roentgen, Gert-Jan Gelderblom, Luc de Witte
There is a lack of evidence on the effects and quality of assistive technology service delivery (ATSD). This study presents a quasi-experimental 3-months follow-up using a pre-test/post-test design aimed at evaluating outcomes of assistive technology (AT) interventions targeting children with physical and multiple disabilities. A secondary aim was to evaluate the feasibility of the follow-up assessment adopted in this study with a view to implement the procedure in routine clinical practice. Forty-five children aged 3-17 years were included...
2016: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
Sung Mi Cho, Sae Chae Jeoung, Ji-Young Song, Elena V Kupriyanova, Natalia A Pronina, Bong-Woo Lee, Seong-Whan Jo, Beom-Seok Park, Sang-Bong Choi, Ji-Joon Song, Youn-Il Park
Cyanobacteriochromes (CBCRs), which are exclusive to and widespread among cyanobacteria, are photoproteins that sense the entire range of near-UV and visible light. CBCRs are related to the red/far-red phytochromes that utilize linear tetrapyrrole (bilin) chromophores. Best characterized from the unicellular cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and the multicellular heterocyst forming filamentous cyanobacteria Nostoc punctiforme ATCC 29133 and Anabaena sp. PCC 7120, CBCRs have been poorly investigated in mat-forming, nonheterocystous cyanobacteria...
November 20, 2015: Journal of Biological Chemistry
James R Andretta, Aaron M Ramirez, Michael E Barnes, Terri Odom, Shelia Roberson-Adams, Malcolm H Woodland
Many researchers have shown the importance of parent attachment in childhood and adolescence. The present study extends the attachment literature to African Americans involved in the juvenile justice system (N = 213), and provides an initial inquiry using person-oriented methods. The average age was 16.17 years (SD = 1.44), and the sample was predominantly male (71%). Results of a confirmatory factor analysis of Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment-Short Form (IPPA-S) scores supported a 3-factor model: (a) Communication, (b) Trust, and (c) Alienation...
December 2015: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
Roger Bemelmans, Gert Jan Gelderblom, Pieter Jonker, Luc de Witte
BACKGROUND: Together with care professionals, specific psychogeriatric care applications were developed for the seal robot Paro. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of the developed Paro interventions, applying the robot in psychogeriatric care. DESIGN: A multicenter quasi-experimental time series ABAB study (n = 91) with within-subject comparison was conducted to assess both the short-term effects of the Paro interventions for therapeutic applications, and the facilitation of daily care activities by care providers...
November 1, 2015: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Ingvor Pettersson, Lars Hagberg, Carin Fredriksson, Liselotte N Hermansson
PURPOSE: The aim was to explore the effect of using a powered mobility device (PMD) on older peoples' activity, participation and quality of life (QoL). METHOD: A pre- and post-intervention design with outcome measures for activity, participation (Individually Prioritized Problem Assessment, IPPA; World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule, WHODAS 2.0) and QoL (SF-36) were used. T-test was used to analyse the data. The magnitude of the effects was measured by Cohen's criteria for effect sizes (d)...
October 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
Akram Yasin, Huazhen Li, Zhao Lu, Saif ur Rehman, Mohammad Siddiq, Haiyang Yang
A novel ferric-phosphate induced shape memory (SM) hydrogel is prepared by the one-step copolymerization of isopropenyl phosphonic acid (IPPA) and acrylamide (AM) in the presence of a crosslinker polyethylene glycol diacrylate (PEGDA). Different from the traditional SM hydrogels, our SM hydrogel can be processed into various shapes as needed and recovers to its original form in ‘multiconditions’ such as in the presence of a reducing agent or in the presence of a competitive complexing agent. This unique feature is attributed to the fact that the oxidized ferric ions show a high complexation ability with phosphate groups of IPPA, which acts as a physical crosslinker to form the secondary networks within the hydrogels to induce the shape memory effect...
February 21, 2014: Soft Matter
Michael Leapman, Young Suk Kwon, Shemille A Collingwood, Edward Chin, Maria Katsigeorgis, Adele R Hobbs, David B Samadi
We conducted a retrospective chart review of robotic prostatectomies done by a single surgeon between 2003 and 2012. During that time period, we identified two patients within the year 2012, with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPPA) who also underwent robotic prostatectomies. The demographics and postoperative characteristics of the two patients were assessed. In both patients, prostatectomy, bilateral nerve sparing, and pelvic lymphadenectomy were successfully performed and the integrity of ileal pouch was maintained...
2014: Case Reports in Urology
James Okello, Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu, Seggane Musisi, Eric Broekaert, Ilse Derluyn
BACKGROUND: The association between attachment and mental health symptoms in adolescents in a post-conflict low resource setting has not been documented. METHODS: We investigated the relationship between parent and peer attachment and posttraumatic stress, depression and anxiety symptoms in a sample of 551 adolescents aged 13-21 years old. Attachment quality was assessed using the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment (IPPA). Post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety symptoms were assessed using the Impact of Events Scale Revised (IESR) and Hopkins Symptom Checklist for Adolescents (HSCL-37A) respectively...
2014: PloS One
G C Armsden, M T Greenberg
The results of two studies are reported. Study I involved the development of the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment (IPPA), a self-report instrument for use with adolescents. Subject were 179 college students aged 16-20 years. Item content of the instrument was suggested by attachment theory's formulations concerning the nature of feelings toward attachment figures. In Study II, the convergent validity of the IPPA was examined. Also, a hierarchial regression model was employed to investigate the association between quality of attachment and self-esteem, life-satisfaction, and affective status...
October 1987: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Abraham Shulman, Barbara Goldstein, Robert J Marchbanks
UNLABELLED: The tympanic membrane displacement test (TMDT) is an attempt to record intracranial pressure (ICP) reflective of an intracranial pulse pressure amplitude wave (IPPA) transmitted to the inner ear and tympanic membrane with a probe placed into the external ear canal. Twelve tinnitus patients, divided into two groups, who were resistant to attempts to achieve tinnitus control or relief were selected for the TMDT. The group 1 TMDT recordings were obtained on one session test date, and group 2 (n = 6) recordings were obtained sequentially on different session test dates...
2012: International Tinnitus Journal
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