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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636273/long-term-belowground-effects-of-grassland-management-the-key-role-of-liming
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Jemma Heyburn, Paul McKenzie, Michael J Crawley, Dario A Fornara
The functioning of human-managed grassland ecosystems strongly depends on how common management practices will affect grassland 'belowground compartment' including soil biogeochemistry and plant roots. Key questions remain about how animal grazing, liming (e.g. the addition of CaCO3 to soils), and nutrient fertilization might affect, in the long-term, soil nutrient cycling and multiple root traits. Here we focus on a mesotrophic grassland located in Berkshire, UK, where contrasting levels of rabbit grazing, liming and different inorganic fertilizers have been applied since 1991...
June 21, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636235/stem-cell-based-tooth-and-periodontal-regeneration
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Lei Hu, Yi Liu, Songlin Wang
Currently regeneration of tooth and periodontal damage still remains great challenge. Stem cell-based tissue engineering raised novel therapeutic strategies for tooth and periodontal repair. Stem cells for tooth and periodontal regeneration include dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs), periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs), stem cells from the dental apical papilla (SCAPs), and stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHEDs), dental follicle stem cells (DFSCs), dental epithelial stem cells (DESCs), bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs), adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs), embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)...
June 21, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636183/ordination-with-any-dissimilarity-measure-a-weighted-euclidean-solution
#3
Michael Greenacre
The classical approach to ordination is to use variants of the Euclidean distance to measure differences between samples (e.g. sites in a community study) based on their observation vectors (e.g. abundance counts for a set of species). Examples are: Euclidean distance on standardized or log-transformed data, on which principal component analysis and redundancy analysis are based; chi-square distance, on which (canonical) correspondence analysis is based; and Hellinger distance, using square roots of relative values in each multivariate vector...
June 21, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636151/method-of-teaching-undergraduate-students-to-perform-root-canal-treatment-it-s-influence-on-the-quality-of-root-fillings
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A Baaij, A R Özok
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to assess whether the method of teaching endodontology influenced the quality of root fillings made by undergraduate students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The method of teaching endodontology at our institution was revised. Changes concerned: the programme (ie method of clinical training and summative assessment), and the supervision whilst performing root canal treatment on patients. An intermediate cohort (N=91) comprised partly students attending the former programme (involving patients) and partly students attending the revised programme (without patients)...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635993/head-and-neck-vascular-anomalies-a-multidisciplinary-approach-and-diagnostic-criteria
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L Moneghini, V Sangiorgio, D Tosi, G Colletti, F Melchiorre, V Baraldini, D Graziani, R M Alfano, G Vercellio, G Bulfamante
Vascular anomalies represent a heterogeneous group of pathologies of the circulatory system that can affect any type of hematic and /or lymphatic vessel of different diameter or anatomic site. The extreme variability of tissue types and districts involved by these lesions determines a wide heterogeneity of clinical manifestations, resulting in involvement of different medical expertise. In this context, a commonly agreed terminology is crucial for the appropriate evaluation and multidisciplinary management of patients...
March 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635628/identification-and-validation-of-reference-genes-for-seashore-paspalum-response-to-abiotic-stresses
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Yu Liu, Jun Liu, Lei Xu, Hui Lai, Yu Chen, Zhimin Yang, Bingru Huang
Seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum) is among the most salt- and cadmium-tolerant warm-season perennial grass species widely used as turf or forage. The objective of this study was to select stable reference genes for quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis of seashore paspalum in response to four abiotic stresses. The stability of 12 potential reference genes was evaluated by four programs (geNorm, NormFinder, BestKeeper, and RefFinder). U2AF combined with glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) showed stable expression in Cd-treated leaves and cold-treated roots...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635361/role-of-licochalcone-a-in-vegf-induced-proliferation-of-human-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-implications-for-asthma
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Sung-Ho Kim, Qing-Mei Pei, Ping Jiang, Min Yang, Xue-Jiao Qian, Jiang-Bo Liu
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by reversible airway obstruction with persistent airway inflammation and airway remodeling, which is associated with increased airway smooth muscle (ASM) mass. Licochalcone A is the predominant characteristic chalcone in licorice root. We found that licochalcone A inhibited vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced ASM cell proliferation and induced cell cycle arrest. Additionally, VEGF-induced ASM cell proliferation was suppressed via inhibition of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) activity, but not that of Akt...
February 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634797/distribution-transfer-and-health-risks-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-soil-wheat-systems-of-henan-province-a-typical-agriculture-province-of-china
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Jinglan Feng, Xiaoying Li, Jiahui Zhao, Jianhui Sun
In order to investigate the distribution, transfer, and human health risks of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the soil-wheat systems, soil samples from 20 farmlands and corresponding wheat tissues were collected from selected regions of Henan Province in June 2013 and were analyzed to estimate the concentration of PAHs. The total concentrations of 15 PAHs (∑15 PAHs) in soils from Henan Province varied from 6.91 to 72.4 ng/g. Moreover, two-ring to three-ring PAHs (1.59-29.1 ng/g) were the major species in soils, occupying 56...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634749/the-king-laryngeal-tube-a-mimic-of-esophageal-intubation-in-the-emergency-department
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Daniel B Green, Christopher W Root, Ian R Drexler, Alan C Legasto, Jonathan St George
The King Airway is a temporary airway device used primarily in the pre-hospital setting and typically exchanged for an endotracheal tube upon arrival to the emergency department. Since this usually occurs before imaging, many radiologists are unfamiliar with the King Airway. This lack of familiarity can have important consequences for the patient and treating team. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness of the King Airway among radiologists, emphasize appropriate positioning, and review the imaging complications of incorrect positioning...
June 20, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634719/a-sugarcane-pathogenesis-related-protein-scpr10-plays-a-positive-role-in-defense-responses-under-sporisorium-scitamineum-srmv-sa-and-meja-stresses
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Qiong Peng, Yachun Su, Hui Ling, Waqar Ahmad, Shiwu Gao, Jinlong Guo, Youxiong Que, Liping Xu
A pathogenesis-related gene, ScPR10 , was isolated from sugarcane and its bio-function was characterized, demonstrating that ScPR10 was involved in plant defense responses to Sporisorium scitamineum , SrMV, SA, and MeJA stresses. Plant fungal and viral diseases are the major concerns in sugarcane industry. Many anti-fungal and antivirus components, including pathogenesis-related (PR) proteins, have been identified. The pathogenesis-related protein 10 (PR10) is the dominant group in PR families, involved in the plant defense mechanism...
June 20, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634640/the-microbiome-of-eucalyptus-roots-under-different-management-conditions-and-its-potential-for-biological-nitrogen-fixation
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Eduardo da Siva Fonseca, Raquel Silva Peixoto, Alexandre Soares Rosado, Fabiano de Carvalho Balieiro, James M Tiedje, Caio Tavora Coelho da Costa Rachid
Eucalyptus plantations offer a cost-effective and renewable source of raw material. There is substantial interest in improving forestry production, especially through sustainable strategies such as the use of plant growth-promoting bacteria. However, little is known about Eucalyptus microbiology. In this study, the endophytic bacterial community was assessed in Eucalyptus urograndis roots using culture-dependent and culture-independent techniques with plants grown under different conditions. Three phyla accounted for approximately 95% of the community, with Actinobacteria corresponding to approximately 59%...
June 21, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634513/correlation-of-lumbar-lateral-recess-stenosis-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-symptoms
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Annina Splettstößer, M Fawad Khan, Bernd Zimmermann, Thomas J Vogl, Hanns Ackermann, Marcus Middendorp, Adel Maataoui
AIM: To assess the correlation of lateral recess stenosis (LRS) of lumbar segments L4/5 and L5/S1 and the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI). METHODS: Nine hundred and twenty-seven patients with history of low back pain were included in this uncontrolled study. On magnetic resonance images (MRI) the lateral recesses (LR) at lumbar levels L4/5 and L5/S1 were evaluated and each nerve root was classified into a 4-point grading scale (Grade 0-3) as normal, not deviated, deviated or compressed...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634407/analysis-of-survival-and-hatching-transcriptomes-from-potato-cyst-nematodes-globodera-rostochiensis-and-g-pallida
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Marc-Olivier Duceppe, Joël Lafond-Lapalme, Juan Emilio Palomares-Rius, Michaël Sabeh, Vivian Blok, Peter Moffett, Benjamin Mimee
Potato cyst nematodes (PCNs), Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida, cause important economic losses. They are hard to manage because of their ability to remain dormant in soil for many years. Although general knowledge about these plant parasitic nematodes has considerably increased over the past decades, very little is known about molecular events involved in cyst dormancy and hatching, two key steps of their development. Here, we have studied the progression of PCN transcriptomes from dry cysts to hatched juveniles using RNA-Seq...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634392/the-traditional-chinese-medicine-achyranthes-bidentata-and-our-de-novo-conception-of-its-metastatic-chemoprevention-from-phytochemistry-to-pharmacology
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Zhou Jiang, Jun Qian, Haiyan Dong, Jingyi Yang, Xiaobo Yu, Jianzhong Chen, Hongning Chen, Qing Shi, Lee Jia
Our recent biosystems analysis revealed similarities between embryonic implantation and cancer cell adhesion, which suggests that abortifacients may be good for safe and effective metastatic chemoprevention targeting circulating tumor cells (CTC). Here we test the hypothesis by using the well-known abortion herb Achyranthes bidentata Blume (A. bidentata). Five compounds were separated from the herb root. Among them, ginsenoside Ro was the most potent in inhibiting embryonic implantation within non-cytotoxic concentrations...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634310/-a-case-of-coexistent-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-and-hemifacial-spasm-successfully-treated-with-transposition-of-the-vertebral-artery
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Takashi Fujii, Naoki Otani, Yohei Otsuka, Takashi Matsumoto, Shunsuke Tanoue, Hideaki Ueno, Satoshi Tomura, Arata Tomiyama, Terushige Toyooka, Kojiro Wada, Kentaro Mori
A case of coexistent glossopharyngeal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm was treated by transposition of the vertebral artery. A 60-year-old man was referred to our hospital due to pain in the left posterior part of the tongue that was difficult to control with oral medication at a local hospital. The diagnosis was left glossopharyngeal neuralgia based on the symptoms, imaging findings, and lidocaine test results. Moreover, the patient had left hemifacial spasm. Microvascular decompression was performed, which confirmed that the vertebral artery was compressing the lower cranial nerve and the posterior inferior cerebellar artery was compressing the root exit zone of the facial nerve...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634208/ligand-and-voltage-gated-ca-2-channels-differentially-regulate-the-mode-of-vesicular-neuropeptide-release-in-mammalian-sensory-neurons
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Yeshi Wang, Qihui Wu, Meiqin Hu, Bin Liu, Zuying Chai, Rong Huang, Yuan Wang, Huadong Xu, Li Zhou, Lianghong Zheng, Changhe Wang, Zhuan Zhou
Neuropeptides released from dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons play essential roles in the neurotransmission of sensory inputs, including those underlying nociception and pathological pain. Neuropeptides are released from intracellular vesicles through two modes: a partial release mode called "kiss-and-run" (KAR) and a full release mode called "full fusion-like" (FFL). Using total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy, we traced the release of pH-sensitive green fluorescent protein-tagged neuropeptide Y (pHluorin-NPY) from individual dense-core vesicles in the soma and axon of single DRG neurons after Ca(2+) influx through either voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels (VGCCs) or ligand-gated transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels...
June 20, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633855/nanocomposites-synthesis-characterization-and-its-application-to-removal-azo-dyes-using-ultrasonic-assisted-method-modeling-and-optimization
#17
Sima Porhemmat, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Ali Reza Rezvani, Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi Azqhandi, Ali Akbar Bazrafshan
S-doped and Cu- and Co-doped TiO2 was synthesized by a sol-gel method and characterized by FE-SEM, XRD, EDX and FTIR. The Co/Cu/S-TiO2 nanocomposite loaded on the activated carbon as new nanoadsorbent was used for simultaneous removal of methylene blue (MB) and sunset yellow (SY) from aqueous solution by ultrasonic-assisted adsorption method. In this work, central composite design (CCD) and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) as a support tool for examining data and making prediction are used to recognize and predict the removal percentage in MB and SY dye solution of different concentrations...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633695/how-should-discordance-between-molecular-and-growth-based-assays-for-rifampicin-resistance-be-investigated
#18
S Hofmann-Thiel, H Hoffmann, D Hillemann, L Rigouts, A Van Deun, K Kranzer
Molecular tests to detect the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and genetic polymorphisms in the rpoB gene conferring resistance to rifampicin (RMP) have become integral parts of tuberculosis diagnostics worldwide. These assays are often performed sequentially or in parallel to phenotypic drug susceptibility testing. Discordances between molecular and phenotypic tests invariably occur. Root causes range from pre-, post- and analytic errors to co-existence of non-tuberculous mycobacteria, silent mutations, mutations outside the 81 base-pair RMP resistance-determining region, non-canonical mutations conferring increased minimal inhibitory concentrations below the critical concentration in some phenotypic drug susceptibility tests, and heteroresistance...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633609/modelling-and-sample-size-reestimation-for-longitudinal-count-data-with-incomplete-follow-up
#19
Thomas Asendorf, Robin Henderson, Heinz Schmidli, Tim Friede
We consider modelling and inference as well as sample size estimation and reestimation for clinical trials with longitudinal count data as outcomes. Our approach is general but is rooted in design and analysis of multiple sclerosis trials where lesion counts obtained by magnetic resonance imaging are important endpoints. We adopt a binomial thinning model that allows for correlated counts with marginal Poisson or negative binomial distributions. Methods for sample size planning and blinded sample size reestimation for randomised controlled clinical trials with such outcomes are developed...
January 1, 2017: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633497/genome-wide-identification-and-functional-characterization-of-udp-glucosyltransferase-genes-involved-in-flavonoid-biosynthesis-in-glycine-max
#20
Qinggang Yin, Guoan Shen, Shaokang Di, Cunying Fan, Zhenzhan Chang, Yongzhen Pang
Flavonoids, natural products abundant in the model legume Glycine max, confer benefits to plants and animals health. Flavonoids are present in soybean mainly as glycoconjugates. However, the biosynthesis mechanisms of flavonoid glycosides are largely unknown in G. max. In the present study, 212 putative UDP-glycosyltransferase (UGTs) genes were identified in G. max by genome-wide searching. The GmUGT genes were distributed differentially among the twenty chromosomes, and they were expressed in various tissues with distinct expression profile...
June 19, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
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