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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323950/breaking-up-prolonged-sitting-alters-the-postprandial-plasma-lipidomic-profile-of-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
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Megan S Grace, Paddy C Dempsey, Parneet Sethi, Piyushkumar A Mundra, Natalie A Mellett, Jacquelyn M Weir, Neville Owen, David W Dunstan, Peter J Meikle, Bronwyn A Kingwell
Context: Postprandial dysmetabolism in type 2 diabetes (T2D) is exacerbated by prolonged sitting, and may trigger inflammation and oxidative stress. It is unknown what impact countermeasures to prolonged sitting have on the postprandial lipidome. Objective: In this study, we investigated the effects of regular interruptions to sitting, compared to prolonged sitting, on the postprandial plasma lipidome. Design: Randomized cross-over experimental trial...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316244/electronic-properties-of-bimetallic-metal-organic-frameworks-mofs-tailoring-density-of-electronic-states-through-mof-modularity
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Ekaterina A Dolgopolova, Amy J Brandt, Otega Ejegbavwo, Audrey S Duke, Thathsara D Maddumapatabandi, Randima P Galhenage, Bryon W Larson, Obadiah Reid, Salai Cheettu Ammal, Andreas Heyden, Mvs Chandrashekhar, Vitalie Stavila, Donna A Chen, Natalia B Shustova
Development of porous well-defined hybrid materials (e.g., metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)) will add a new dimension to a wide number of applications ranging from supercapacitors and electrodes to "smart" membranes and thermoelectrics. From this perspective, understanding and tailoring electronic properties of MOFs is a key fundamental challenge that could unlock the full potential of these materials. In this work, we focused on the fundamental insights responsible for the electronic properties of three distinct classes of bimetallic systems, Mx-yM'y-MOFs, MxM'y-MOFs, and Mx(ligand-M'y)-MOFs, in which the second metal (M') incorporation occurs through: (i) metal (M) replacement in the framework nodes (type I), (ii) metal node extension (type II), and (iii) metal coordination to the organic ligand (type III), respectively...
March 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316083/energy-metabolism-in-the-rat-cortex-under-thiopental-anaesthesia-measured-in-vivo-by-13-c-mrs
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Sarah Sonnay, João M N Duarte, Nathalie Just, Rolf Gruetter
Barbiturates, commonly used as general anaesthetics, depress neuronal activity and thus cerebral metabolism. Moreover, they are likely to disrupt the metabolic support of astrocytes to neurons, as well as the uptake of nutrients from circulation. By employing (13) C magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in vivo at high magnetic field, we characterized neuronal and astrocytic pathways of energy metabolism in the rat cortex under thiopental anaesthesia. The neuronal tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle rate was 0.46 ± 0...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315126/screening-for-main-components-associated-with-the-idiosyncratic-hepatotoxicity-of-a-tonic-herb-polygonum-multiflorum
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Chunyu Li, Ming Niu, Zhaofang Bai, Congen Zhang, Yanling Zhao, Ruiyu Li, Can Tu, Huifang Li, Jing Jing, Yakun Meng, Zhijie Ma, Wuwen Feng, Jinfa Tang, Yun Zhu, Jinjie Li, Xiaoya Shang, Zhengsheng Zou, Xiaohe Xiao, Jiabo Wang
The main constituents of a typical medicinal herb, Polygonum multiflorum (Heshouwu in Chinese), that induces idiosyncratic liver injury remain unclear. Our previous work has shown that cotreatment with a nontoxic dose of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and therapeutic dose of Heshouwu can induce liver injury in rats, whereas the solo treatment cannot induce observable injury. In the present work, using the constituent "knock-out" and "knock-in" strategy, we found that the ethyl acetate (EA) extract of Heshouwu displayed comparable idiosyncratic hepatotoxicity to the whole extract in LPS-treated rats...
March 17, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304249/diagnosis-and-management-of-polycythemia-vera-in-a-ferret-mustela-putorius-furo
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Kim Le, Hugues Beaufrère, Laura L Bassel, Sarah Wills, Delphine Laniesse, Shauna L Blois, Dale A Smith
A 5-y-old female ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was evaluated for diarrhea, anorexia, and lethargy for 1 wk. Only mild dehydration was detected on physical examination. CBC analysis revealed marked erythrocytosis with an unremarkable plasma biochemistry panel; follow-up CBC analyses revealed a consistent primary erythrocytosis. Whole-body radiographs and abdominal ultrasonography were unremarkable except for a small nephrolith in the right kidney and a small cyst in the left kidney. The plasma erythropoietin level was 17...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304094/effects-of-blood-plasma-proteins-addition-on-physico-chemical-properties-of-emulsion-type-pork-sausage-during-cold-storage
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Sung Ho Kim, Sang Keun Jin, Jung Seok Choi
BACKGROUND: Most of the slaughter blood is discarded, resulting in problems related to costs for wastewater disposal and environmental pollution. However, animal blood contains various proteins such as albumin, globulin and globin and can be used as a natural emulsifier, stabilizer and color additives. Thus, this study was carried out to investigate the effect of blood plasma proteins on the physico-chemical properties of emulsion-type pork sausages stored at 4 °C over 5 weeks. RESULTS: The emulsion-type pork sausages with plasma powders had higher pH than the other treatments during weeks 5, and higher shear force than the control (p < 0...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299766/increased-level-of-c-kit-in-semen-of-infertile-patients-with-varicocele
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Guorong Jin, Jianrong Liu, Qin Qin, Songdan Gao, Fang Zhang, Yuehong Ma, Caiyun Ding, Lina Dong, Haizhen Yin, Yimin Wang
PURPOSE: Varicocele is the most common risk factor for male infertility, however, not all males with varicocele experience infertility. In fact, most patients with varicocele have normal spermatogenesis. The molecular mechanism of varicocele-associated infertility is yet to be completely understood. The aim of this study is to assess the association of a number of fertility regulatory factors on varicocele associated infertility and to throw light on the mechanism of varicocele-associated infertility...
March 16, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299692/a-light-addressable-potentiometric-sensor-for-odorant-detection-using-single-bioengineered-olfactory-sensory-neurons-as-sensing-element
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Chunsheng Wu, Liping Du, Yulan Tian, Xi Zhang, Ping Wang
A light-addressable potentiometric sensor (LAPS), a silicon-based surface potential detector, is combined with bioengineered olfactory sensory neurons (OSN) for odorant detection. A LAPS chip is used as a transducer to monitor cell membrane potential changes. In addition, a focused movable laser with a diameter comparable to cell sizes is employed to select the desirable single cell for measurement under a microscope. Bioengineered OSNs are coupled to the LAPS surface and employed as sensing elements, which are prepared by the expression of an olfactory receptor of C...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297801/-effect-of-curcumin-on-intestinal-mucosal-mechanical-barrier-in-rats-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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H T Hou, Y M Qiu, H W Zhao, D H Li, Y T Liu, Y Z Wang, S H Su
Objective: To investigate the effect of curcumin on intestinal mucosal mechanical barrier in rats with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Methods: A total of 30 male Sprague-Dawley rats were equally divided into normal control group, model group, and curcumin intervention group. The rats in the model group and the curcumin intervention group were given high-fat feed for 16 weeks, and those in the curcumin intervention group were given curcumin 200 mg/kg/day by gavage once a day after 8 weeks of high-fat feeding...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295841/morphogenesis-and-developmental-ultrastructure-of-nicotiana-tabacum-short-glandular-trichomes
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Branka Uzelac, Dušica Janošević, Dragana Stojičić, Snežana Budimir
The anatomy and ultrastructure of the short glandular trichomes occurring on young expanding leaves of Nicotiana tabacum were investigated using light and transmission electron microscopy. The objective of the present research was to characterize the cellular changes that occur during morphogenesis of short glandular trichomes, from initiation to senescence. Ultrastructural analysis of their secretory cells revealed characteristics common to gland cells: numerous mitochondria in highly organized cytoplasm, large nuclei, and an elaborate network of endoplasmic reticulum...
March 11, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295740/green-light-inhibits-gnrh-i-expression-by-stimulating-the-melatonin-gnih-pathway-in-the-chick-brain
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Liwei Zhang, Funing Chen, Jing Cao, Yulan Dong, Zixu Wang, Man Hu, Yaoxing Chen
To study the mechanism by which monochromatic light affects gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) expression in chicken hypothalamus, a total of 192 newly hatched chicks were divided into intact, sham-operated and pinealectomy groups and exposed to white (WL), red (RL), green (GL) and blue (BL) lights using a light-emitting diode (LED) system for 2 wk. In the GL intact group, the mRNA and protein levels of GnRH-I in the hypothalamus, the mean cell area and mean cell optical density (OD) of the GnRH-I-ir cells of the nucleus commissurae pallii (nCPa) were decreased by 13...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295502/assessment-of-renal-response-with-urinary-exosomes-in-patients-with-al-amyloidosis-a-proof-of-concept
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Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, David R Barnidge, David L Murray, Angela Dispenzieri, Marta Marin-Argany, Christopher J Dick, Shawna A Cooper, Samih H Nasr, Christopher J Ward, Surendra Dasari, Víctor H Jiménez-Zepeda, Nelson Leung
Immunoglobulin light chain (AL) amyloidosis is a fatal complication of B-cell proliferation secondary to deposition of amyloid fibrils in various organs. Urinary exosomes (UEX) are the smallest of the microvesicles excreted in the urine. Previously, we found UEX of patients with AL amyloidosis contained immunoglobulin light chain (LC) oligomers that patients with multiple myeloma did not have. To further explore the role of the LC oligomers, UEX was isolated from an AL amyloidosis patient with progressive renal disease despite achieving a complete response...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293892/light-regulated-protein-kinases-based-on-the-cry2-cib1-system
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Wignand W D Mühlhäuser, Maximilian Hörner, Wilfried Weber, Gerald Radziwill
Optogenetic approaches enable the control of biological processes in a time- and space-resolved manner. These light-based methods are noninvasive and by using light as sole activator minimize side effects in contrast to chemical inducers. Here, we provide a protocol for the targeted control of the activity of protein kinases in mammalian cells based on the photoreceptor cryptochrome 2 (CRY2) of Arabidopsis thaliana and its interaction partner CIB1. Blue light (450 nm)-induced binding of CRY2 to CIB1 allows the recruitment of a chimeric cytosolic protein kinase AKT1 to the plasma membrane accompanied with stimulation of its kinase activity...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292729/pre-analytical-effects-of-pneumatic-tube-system-transport-on-routine-haematology-and-coagulation-tests-global-coagulation-assays-and-platelet-function-assays
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Sandra Le Quellec, Mickaël Paris, Christophe Nougier, Frédéric Sobas, Lucia Rugeri, Sandrine Girard, Jean-Claude Bordet, Claude Négrier, Yesim Dargaud
INTRODUCTION: Pneumatic tube system (PTS) in hospitals is commonly used for the transport of blood samples to clinical laboratories, as it is rapid and cost-effective. The aim was to compare the effects on haematology samples of a newly acquired ~2km-long PTS that links 2 hospitals with usual transport (non-pneumatic tube system, NPTS). METHODS: Complete blood cell count, routine coagulation assays, platelet function tests (PFT) with light-transmission aggregometry and global coagulation assays including ROTEM® and thrombin generation assay (TGA) were performed on blood samples from 30 healthy volunteers and 9 healthy volunteers who agreed to take aspirin prior to blood sampling...
December 28, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292665/abnormal-environmental-light-exposure-in-the-intensive-care-environment
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Emily P Fan, Sabra M Abbott, Kathryn J Reid, Phyllis C Zee, Matthew B Maas
PURPOSE: We sought to characterize ambient light exposure in the intensive care unit (ICU) environment to identify patterns of light exposure relevant to circadian regulation. METHODS: A light monitor was affixed to subjects' bed at eye level in a modern intensive care unit and continuously recorded illuminescence for at least 24h per subject. Blood was sampled hourly and measured for plasma melatonin. Subjects underwent hourly vital sign and bedside neurologic assessments...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290591/self-planarized-quantum-disks-in-nanowires-ultraviolet-b-emitters-utilizing-pendeo-epitaxy
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B Janjua, H Sun, C Zhao, D H Anjum, F Wu, A A Alhamoud, X Li, A M Albadri, A Y Alyamani, M M El-Desouki, T K Ng, B S Ooi
The growth of self-assembled, vertically oriented and uniform nanowires (NWs) has remained a challenge for efficient light-emitting devices. Here, we demonstrate dislocation-free AlGaN NWs with spontaneous coalescence, which are grown by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy on an n-type doped silicon (100) substrate. A high density of NWs (filling factor >95%) was achieved under optimized growth conditions, enabling device fabrication without planarization using ultraviolet (UV)-absorbing polymer materials...
March 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290362/study-on-external-factors-affecting-egg-yolk-plasma-by-asymmetrical-flow-field-flow-fractionation
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Haiyang Dou, Xiaoyue Zhang, Aixia Zhang, Jaeyeong Choi, Jing Wang, Shigang Shen, Wenhui Zhang, Yueqiu Li, Liang Ding, Seungho Lee
In this work, the ability of asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) coupled with UV-vis, multiangle light scattering (MALS), and quasi-elastic light scattering (QELS) (AF4-UV-MALS-QELS) for monitoring aggregation of components of egg yolk plasma was evaluated. The effect of external factors (i.e., pH, storage conditions, freezing and heat treatments) on the egg yolk plasma was studied. The results reveal that the aggregation mechanism of components of egg yolk plasma during heat and freezing treatment is different...
April 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283661/structure-guided-schema-recombination-generates-diverse-chimeric-channelrhodopsins
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Claire N Bedbrook, Austin J Rice, Kevin K Yang, Xiaozhe Ding, Siyuan Chen, Emily M LeProust, Viviana Gradinaru, Frances H Arnold
Integral membrane proteins (MPs) are key engineering targets due to their critical roles in regulating cell function. In engineering MPs, it can be extremely challenging to retain membrane localization capability while changing other desired properties. We have used structure-guided SCHEMA recombination to create a large set of functionally diverse chimeras from three sequence-diverse channelrhodopsins (ChRs). We chose 218 ChR chimeras from two SCHEMA libraries and assayed them for expression and plasma membrane localization in human embryonic kidney cells...
March 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281672/soft-plasma-electrolysis-with-complex-ions-for-optimizing-electrochemical-performance
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Muhammad Prisla Kamil, Mosab Kaseem, Young Gun Ko
Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) was a promising surface treatment for light metals to tailor an oxide layer with excellent properties. However, porous coating structure was generally exhibited due to excessive plasma discharges, restraining its performance. The present work utilized ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and Cu-EDTA complexing agents as electrolyte additives that alter the plasma discharges to improve the electrochemical properties of Al-1.1Mg alloy coated by PEO. To achieve this purpose, PEO coatings were fabricated under an alternating current in silicate electrolytes containing EDTA and Cu-EDTA...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281350/development-of-novel-x-ray-fluorescence-quantitative-methodologies-to-analyze-aqueous-and-acid-extracts-from-building-materials-belonging-to-cultural-heritage
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Cristina García-Florentino, Maite Maguregui, Eva Margui, Ignasi Queralt, Jose Antonio Carrero, Juan Manuel Madariaga
Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (ED-XRF) is widely used in Art and Cultural Heritage for direct measurements and elemental quantification of solid samples. However, in the literature there are not works dealing with the quantitative application of ED-XRF to liquid extracts coming from samples belonging to Cultural Heritage. In this work, a novel methodology based on the use of ED-XRF spectrometry after thin film deposition on special sample retainers and a subsequent evaporation was developed to quantify light elements (Z≤20) in aqueous extracts and heavy elements (Z>20) in acid extracts, coming from materials and degradation products belonging to Built Heritage (mortars, black crusts and calcium carbonate formations)...
March 10, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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