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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444473/contrasting-effects-of-engineered-carbon-nanotubes-on-plants-a-review
#1
Meththika Vithanage, Mihiri Seneviratne, Mahtab Ahmad, Binoy Sarkar, Yong Sik Ok
Rapid surge of interest for carbon nanotube (CNT) in the last decade has made it an imperative member of nanomaterial family. Because of the distinctive physicochemical properties, CNTs are widely used in a number of scientific applications including plant sciences. This review mainly describes the role of CNT in plant sciences. Contradictory effects of CNT on plants physiology are reported. CNT can act as plant growth inducer causing enhanced plant dry biomass and root/shoot lengths. At the same time, CNT can cause negative effects on plants by forming reactive oxygen species in plant tissues, consequently leading to cell death...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443720/modulatory-effects-of-a-nutraceutical-supplement-on-saos-2-cells-reveal-its-phlebotonic-activity
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Sergio Ammendola, Mario Di Loreto, Anna Scotto d'Abusco
OBJECTIVE: Herbal extract compositions are largely used to manage vein diseases. We prepared a new composition of herbs, named FLEBO OK™, that, when administered as a nutraceutical to patients affected by peripheral vascular diseases, was able to improve their health conditions. We analyzed the effects of this nutraceutical composition on in vitro cultured cells with the aim to obtain information about its mechanisms of action. METHODS: A culture of human osteoblast cell line Saos-2 was stimulated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α or interleukin (IL)-1β to induce the expression of some chemokines and matrix metalloproteases (MMPs)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443263/a-1-month-old-infant-with-chylomicronemia-due-to-gpihbp1-gene-mutation-treated-by-plasmapheresis
#3
Mo Kyung Jung, Juhyun Jin, Hyun Ok Kim, Ahreum Kwon, Hyun Wook Chae, Seok Jin Kang, Duk Hee Kim, Ho-Seong Kim
Chylomicronemia is a severe type of hypertriglyceridemia characterized by chylomicron accumulation that arises from a genetic defect in intravascular lipolysis. It requires urgent and proper management, because serious cases can be accompanied by pancreatic necrosis or persistent multiple organ failure. We present the case of a 1-month-old infant with chylomicronemia treated by plasmapheresis. His chylomicronemia was discovered incidentally when lactescent plasma was noticed during routine blood sampling during a hospital admission for fever and irritability...
March 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443228/genome-sequencing-analysis-of-atypical-shigella-flexneri-isolated-in-korea
#4
Nan-Ok Kim, Hae-Young Na, Su-Mi Jung, Gyung Tae Chung, Hyo Sun Kawk, Sahyun Hong
OBJECTIVES: An atypical Shigella flexneri strain with a plural agglutination pattern [i.e., reacting not only with serum samples containing type antigen II but also with serum samples containing group antigens (3)4 and 7(8)] was selected for genome sequencing, with the aim of obtaining additional comparative information about such strains. METHODS: The genomic DNA of atypical S. flexneri strain NCCP 15744 was sequenced using an Ion Torrent PGM sequencing machine (Life Technologies, USA)...
February 2017: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443227/surveillance-of-bacillus-cereus-isolates-in-korea-from-2012-to-2014
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Su-Mi Jung, Nan-Ok Kim, Injun Cha, Hae-Young Na, Gyung Tae Chung, Hyo Sun Kawk, Sahyun Hong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence and toxin production characteristics of non-emetic and emetic Bacillus cereus strains isolated via the laboratory surveillance system in Korea. METHODS: A total of 667 B. cereus strains were collected by the Korea National Research Institute of Health laboratory surveillance system from 2012 to 2014. The collected strains were analyzed by geographical region, season, patient age, and patient sex. Additionally, the prevalence rates of enterotoxin and emetic toxin genes were evaluated...
February 2017: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442122/the-effect-of-temperature-on-cyclic-fatigue-of-nickel-titanium-rotary-endodontic-instruments
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Amandeep Dosanjh, Susan Paurazas, Mazin Askar
INTRODUCTION: This study examined the effect of different temperatures on the cyclic fatigue of nickel-titanium rotary files. METHODS: Three groups of nickel-titanium rotary files (EF group [EdgeFile; EdgeEndo, Albuquerque, NM], VB group [Vortex Blue; Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties, Tulsa, OK], and ESX group [ESX; Brasseler USA, Savannah, GA]) of size 25 with a .04 taper and 25-mm length were tested in a metal block that simulated a canal curvature of 60° and a 5-mm radius curvature...
May 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441394/maternal-obese-type-gut-microbiota-differentially-impact-cognition-anxiety-and-compulsive-behavior-in-male-and-female-offspring-in-mice
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Annadora J Bruce-Keller, Sun-Ok Fernandez-Kim, R Leigh Townsend, Claudia Kruger, Richard Carmouche, Susan Newman, J Michael Salbaum, Hans-Rudolf Berthoud
Maternal obesity is known to predispose offspring to metabolic and neurodevelopmental abnormalities. While the mechanisms underlying these phenomena are unclear, high fat diets dramatically alter intestinal microbiota, and gut microbiota can impact physiological function. To determine if maternal diet-induced gut dysbiosis can disrupt offspring neurobehavioral function, we transplanted high fat diet- (HFD) or control low fat diet-associated (CD) gut microbiota to conventionally-housed female mice. Recipient mice were then bred and the behavioral phenotype of male and female offspring was tracked...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440633/syntheses-structures-and-characterization-of-quaternary-tellurites-li3mte4o11-m-al-ga-and-fe
#8
Minfeng Lü, Hongil Jo, Seung-Jin Oh, Suheon Lee, Kwang-Yong Choi, Yang Yu, Kang Min Ok
Three new quaternary lithium metal tellurites, Li3MTe4O11 (M = Al, Ga, and Fe), have been synthesized through hydrothermal and solid-state reactions by heating a mixture of LiOH·H2O, TeO2, and M2O3. The structures of the title compounds have been determined by single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. Li3MTe4O11 reveal three-dimensional (3D) frameworks that consist of MO6 octahedra, TeO3 trigonal pyramids, and TeO4 polyhedra. The variable coordination mode of Te(4+) within the framework leads to the formation of 1D channels that host Li(+) cations on both tetrahedral and octahedral sites...
April 25, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438862/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-oct4-sox2-overexpressing-human-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#9
Qiang Li, Sei-Myoung Han, Woo-Jin Song, Sang-Chul Park, Min-Ok Ryu, Hwa-Young Youn
BACKGROUND/AIM: The transcription factors Oct4 and Sox2 enhance the proliferation and pluripotency of human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hAT-MSCs); however, the anti-inflammatory effects of Oct4- and Sox2-overexpressing hAT-MSCs (Oct4/Sox2-hAT-MSCs) are unclear. Here, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of Oct4/Sox2-hAT-MSCs in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Supernatants from green-fluorescent protein (GFP)- and Oct4/Sox2-hAT-MSCs were used to treat lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW264...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437653/effects-of-acidic-and-neutral-biochars-on-properties-and-cadmium-retention-of-soils
#10
Fangjie Qi, Zhaomin Dong, Dane Lamb, Ravi Naidu, Nanthi S Bolan, Yong Sik Ok, Cuixia Liu, Naser Khan, M A H Johir, Kirk T Semple
In this study, an acidic biochar and a neutral biochar were applied at 5 wt% into two soils for an 11-month incubation experiment. One Ferrosol soil (Ba) was slightly acidic with low organic matter and the other Dermosol soil (Mt) was slightly alkaline with high organic matter. The acidic (pH = 3.25) wood shaving (WS) biochar had no marked impact on nutrient levels, cation exchange capacity (CEC), pH and acid neutralization capacity (ANC) of either soil. By contrast, the neutral (pH = 7.00) chicken litter (CL) biochar significantly increased major soluble nutrients, pH, ANC of soil Ba...
April 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437649/occurrences-and-removal-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-ppcps-in-drinking-water-and-water-sewage-treatment-plants-a-review
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REVIEW
Yi Yang, Yong Sik Ok, Ki-Hyun Kim, Eilhann E Kwon, Yiu Fai Tsang
In recent years, many of micropollutants have been widely detected because of continuous input of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) into the environment and newly developed state-of-the-art analytical methods. PPCP residues are frequently detected in drinking water sources, sewage treatment plants (STPs), and water treatment plants (WTPs) due to their universal consumption, low human metabolic capability, and improper disposal. When partially metabolized PPCPs are transferred into STPs, they elicit negative effects on biological treatment processes; therefore, conventional STPs are insufficient when it comes to PPCP removal...
April 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436958/local-clearance-of-senescent-cells-attenuates-the-development-of-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis-and-creates-a-pro-regenerative-environment
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Ok Hee Jeon, Chaekyu Kim, Remi-Martin Laberge, Marco Demaria, Sona Rathod, Alain P Vasserot, Jae Wook Chung, Do Hun Kim, Yan Poon, Nathaniel David, Darren J Baker, Jan M van Deursen, Judith Campisi, Jennifer H Elisseeff
Senescent cells (SnCs) accumulate in many vertebrate tissues with age and contribute to age-related pathologies, presumably through their secretion of factors contributing to the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Removal of SnCs delays several pathologies and increases healthy lifespan. Aging and trauma are risk factors for the development of osteoarthritis (OA), a chronic disease characterized by degeneration of articular cartilage leading to pain and physical disability. Senescent chondrocytes are found in cartilage tissue isolated from patients undergoing joint replacement surgery, yet their role in disease pathogenesis is unknown...
April 24, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434178/massilia-chloroacetimidivorans-sp-nov-a-chloroacetamide-herbicide-degrading-bacterium-isolated-from-soil
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Hyosun Lee, Dong-Uk Kim, Sooyeon Park, Jung-Hoon Yoon, Jong-Ok Ka
A Gram-stain negative, rod-shaped, aerobic bacterial strain, designated TA-C7e(T), was isolated from an agricultural soil obtained from Taean region, Korea. Phylogenetically, the strain was grouped with the genus Massilia and shared 95.33-97.97% 16S rRNA sequence similarity with the type strains of other species of the genus Massilia. The DNA-DNA hybridisation between TA-C7e(T) and Massilia haematophila KACC 13771(T), Massilia suwonesis KACC 12635(T), and Massilia yuzhufengensis KACC 16569(T) revealed a low level of relatedness (<40%)...
April 22, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432892/arsenic-chromium-molybdenum-and-selenium-geochemical-fractions-and-potential-mobilization-in-riverine-soil-profiles-originating-from-germany-and-egypt
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Sabry M Shaheen, Eilhann E Kwon, Jayanta K Biswas, Filip M G Tack, Yong Sik Ok, Jörg Rinklebe
The fractionation and potential mobilization of As, Cr, Mo, and Se in four floodplain soil profiles collected along the Nile (Egypt) and Wupper (Germany) Rivers were assessed using the BCR sequential extraction procedure. The concentrations of total and the geochemical fractions (acid soluble (F1), reducible (F2), oxidizable (F3), and residual (F4) fraction) of the elements were determined. The Wupper soils had the highest total concentrations (mg kg(-1)) of As (378) and Cr (2,797) while the Nile soils contained the highest total Mo (12) and Se (42)...
April 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430273/the-interfacing-structural-effect-of-ag-graphene-oxide-nanohybrid-films-on-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering
#15
Young-Kwan Kim, Gyeongsik Ok, Sung-Wook Choi, Hongje Jang, Dal-Hee Min
The interfacing structural effect of Ag/graphene oxide (GO) nanohybrid films on SERS was investigated by using Ag nanostructures immobilized on polyallylamine hydrochloride (PAA) functionalized-GO and reduced GO (RGO) films. We found that the electron transfer from Ag nanostructures to GO derivatives dominantly occurred at the interfaces between Ag nanostructures and the sp(2) carbon domains of GO and RGO films. By utilizing 4-aminothiophenol (4-ATP) as a Raman probe, it was revealed that this electron transfer process augmented the enhancement factor (EF) of 4-ATP up to ∼1...
April 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428089/enhanced-anti-rheumatic-activity-of-methotrexate-entrapped-ultradeformable-liposomal-gel-in-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rat-model
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Alam Zeb, Omer Salman Qureshi, Chan-Hee Yu, Muhammad Akram, Hyung-Seo Kim, Myung-Sic Kim, Jong-Ho Kang, Arshad Majid, Sun-Young Chang, Ok-Nam Bae, Jin-Ki Kim
The aim of this study is to investigate in vivo anti-rheumatic activity of methotrexate-entrapped ultradeformable liposomal gel (MTX-UDLs-gel) in adjuvant-induced arthritis rat model. Methotrexate-entrapped ultradeformable liposomes (MTX-UDLs) with the optimal phosphatidylcholine to Tween 80 ratio (7:3, w/w) were incorporated into 1% Carbopol gel. MTX-UDLs-gel was characterized in terms of appearance, clarity, homogeneity, pH and drug content. The permeation of MTX-UDLs-gel across rat skin was investigated using Franz diffusion cell...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427881/association-of-time-from-arrest-to-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-survival-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#17
Joo Jeong, Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, Ki Ok Ahn
BACKGROUND: Timely post-resuscitation coronary reperfusion therapy is recommended; however, the timing of immediate coronary reperfusion for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has not been established. We studied the effect of the time interval from arrest to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on resuscitated OHCA patients. METHODS: All witnessed OHCA patients with a presumed cardiac etiology received successful PCI at hospitals between 2013 and 2015, excluding cases with unknown information regarding the time from arrest to PCI and survival outcomes...
April 17, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427858/mice-with-conditional-neurod1-knockout-display-reduced-aberrant-hippocampal-neurogenesis-but-no-change-in-epileptic-seizures
#18
Rebecca Brulet, Jingfei Zhu, Mahafuza Aktar, Jenny Hsieh, Kyung-Ok Cho
Adult neurogenesis is significantly increased in the hippocampus of rodent models of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). These adult-generated neurons have recently been shown to play a contributing role in the development of spontaneous recurrent seizures (SRS). In order to eventually target pro-epileptic adult neurogenesis in the clinical setting, it will be important to identify molecular players involved in the control of aberrant neurogenesis after seizures. Here, we focused on NeuroD1 (ND1), a member of the bHLH family of transcription factors previously shown to play an essential role in the differentiation and maturation of adult-generated neurons in the hippocampus...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426112/travel-medicine-perspectives-of-select-travel-medicine-experts-practicing-in-the-asia-pacific-region
#19
Karin Leder, Sarah Borwein, Pornthep Chanthavanich, Santanu Chatterjee, Kaythi Htun, Aung Swi Prue Marma, Issaku Nakatani, Jin-Ju Ok, Levina Pakasi, Prativa Pandey, Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Priscilla Rupali, Eli Schwartz, Tadashi Shinozuka, Phi Truong Hoang Phu, Hiroshi Watanabe, Jenny Visser, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Min Zhang, Sarah L McGuinness
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July 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426062/a-sandwich-shaped-m3l2-zinc-ii-complex-containing-1-3-5-tris-dimethyl-pyridin-3-yl-silyl-benzene-selective-photoluminescence-recognition-of-diiodomethane
#20
Sangseok Lee, Haeri Lee, Ok-Sang Jung
Self-assembly of Zn(ClO4)2 with 1,3,5-tris(dimethyl(pyridin-3-yl)silyl)benzene (L) as a new C3-symmetric tridentate N-donor gives rise to a discrete sandwich-shaped M3L2 architecture, [Zn3(μ-OH)3L2](ClO4)3·4CH3CN·2H2O. Its blue photoluminescence is significantly quenched only by CH2I2 among the various small molecules, CH2Cl2, CH2Br2, CHCl3, 1,2-dichloroethane, EtOH, CH3CN, benzene, toluene, and phenol.
April 20, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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