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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728307/changes-in-reference-evapotranspiration-and-its-driving-factors-in-the-middle-reaches-of-yellow-river-basin-china
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Dunxian She, Jun Xia, Yongyong Zhang
Reference evapotranspiration (ET0) is important for agricultural, environmental and other studies, and understanding the attribution of its change is helpful to provide information for irrigation scheduling and water resources management. The present study investigates the attribution of the change of ET0 at 49 meteorological stations in the middle reaches of Yellow River basin (MRYRB) of China from 1960 to 2012. Results show that annual ET0 increases from the northwest to the southeast of MRYRB in space. We find that annual ET0 clearly presents a zigzag change pattern rather than a monotonically change during the whole period...
July 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728234/-understanding-of-the-complexity-of-allergy-rhinitis
#2
L Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728171/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-the-superficial-microvasculature-in-the-macular-and-peripapillary-areas-in-glaucomatous-and-healthy-eyes
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Henry Shen-Lih Chen, Chun-Hsiu Liu, Wei-Chi Wu, Hsiao-Jung Tseng, Yung-Sung Lee
Purpose: To quantitatively evaluate the superficial microvasculature in the macular and peripapillary areas in glaucomatous and healthy eyes using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). Methods: We enrolled 26 eyes of medically managed primary open-angle glaucoma patients and 27 eyes of healthy subjects were enrolled in this prospective study. Measurements of OCT-A vessel density were acquired both in the macular and peripapillary areas. We compared vessel density values, the circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (cpRNFL), the ganglion cell complex (GCC), and standard automated perimetry (SAP) parameters across study groups...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728147/efficient-maximum-likelihood-estimation-for-pedigree-data-with-the-sum-product-algorithm
#4
Alexander Engelhardt, Anna Rieger, Achim Tresch, Ulrich Mansmann
OBJECTIVE: We analyze data sets consisting of pedigrees with age at onset of colorectal cancer (CRC) as phenotype. The occurrence of familial clusters of CRC suggests the existence of a latent, inheritable risk factor. We aimed to compute the probability of a family possessing this risk factor as well as the hazard rate increase for these risk factor carriers. Due to the inheritability of this risk factor, the estimation necessitates a costly marginalization of the likelihood. METHODS: We propose an improved EM algorithm by applying factor graphs and the sum-product algorithm in the E-step...
July 21, 2017: Human Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728135/prostate-cancer-risk-and-dna-methylation-signatures-in-aging-rats-following-developmental-bpa-exposure-a-dose-response-analysis
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Gail S Prins, Shu-Hua Ye, Lynn Birch, Xiang Zhang, Ana Cheong, Han Lin, Esther Calderon-Gierszal, Jacob Groen, Wen-Yang Hu, Shuk-Mei Ho, Richard B van Breemen
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have uncovered heightened prostatic susceptibility to hormone-induced neoplasia from early-life exposure to low-dose bisphenol A (BPA). However, significant data gaps remain that are essential to address for biological relevance and necessary risk assessment. OBJECTIVES: A complete BPA dose-response analysis of prostate lesions across multiple prostatic lobes was conducted that included internal BPA dosimetry, progression to adenocarcinoma with aging and mechanistic connections to epigenetically reprogramed genes...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728112/reductive-defluorination-of-perfluorooctanoic-acid-by-titanium-iii-citrate-with-vitamin-b12-and-copper-nanoparticles
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Yu-Chi Lee, Yi-Pei Chen, Meng-Jia Chen, Jeff Kuo, Shang-Lien Lo
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is widespread in the environment, which causes serious health and safety concerns. A mechanistic study on reductive defluorination of PFOA by titanium(III) citrate in the presence of catalysts was conducted. Vitamin B12 was used to catalyze reduction reactions by shuttling electrons from a reducing agent (electron donor) to PFOA to produce a Co-carbon bond intermediates. In the presence of copper nanoparticles, a precursor complex, B12-C7F14COOH, adsorbed on the metal surface, followed by a hydrogenolytic reaction to form less-fluorinated products...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728107/developing-potential-agents-against-atherosclerosis-design-synthesis-and-pharmacological-evaluation-of-novel-dual-inhibitors-of-oxidative-stress-and-squalene-synthase-activity
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Maria G Katselou, Alexios N Matralis, Angeliki P Kourounakis
For the treatment of multifactorial and complex diseases, it has become increasingly apparent that compounds acting at multiple targets often deliver superior efficacy compared to compounds with high specificity for only a single target. Based on previous studies demonstrating the important antioxidant and anti-hyperlipidemic effect of morpholine and 1,4-benzo(x/thi)azine derivatives (A-E), we hereby present the design, synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of novel dual-acting molecules as a therapeutic approach for atherosclerosis...
June 24, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728099/endogenous-viruses-of-parasitic-wasps-variations-on-a-common-theme
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REVIEW
Jean-Michel Drezen, Matthieu Leobold, Annie Bézier, Elisabeth Huguet, Anne-Nathalie Volkoff, Elisabeth A Herniou
In a remarkable example of convergent evolution, several parasitic wasp lineages have independently captured and maintained complex DNA virus machineries, used to transfer virulence factors. Parasitic wasps, which develop inside the larvae of their insect hosts, may inject Polydnaviruses (PDVs) or Virus-Like particles (VLPs), derived from the recurrent endogenization of several large DNA viruses. PDVs evolved from the domestication in braconid and ichneumonid wasps of viruses from different families and function as gene transfer agents...
July 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728085/preparation-of-a-6-oh-quaternized-chitosan-derivative-through-click-reaction-and-its-application-to-novel-thermally-induced-polyelectrolyte-complex-hydrogels
#9
Yu Chen, Fengju Wang, Na Zhang, Yi Li, Bin Cheng, Yongfa Zheng
In the present study, a chitosan derivative with long chain quaternary ammonium locating grafted at 6-OH (CTS-6-QAS) was designed and prepared via a novel click reaction. The structure and thermal stability of the products of each step were determined with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Rheological tests indicate that CTS-6-QAS possesses excellent thermally induced hydrogel formation property in the presence of β-glycerophosphate (β-GP)...
July 11, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728080/neural-correlates-underlying-the-comprehension-of-deceitful-and-ironic-communicative-intentions
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Francesca M Bosco, Alberto Parola, Maria C Valentini, Rosalba Morese
Neuroimaging studies have shown that a left fronto-temporo-parietal cerebral network is recruited in the comprehension of both deceitful and ironic speech acts. However, no studies to date have directly compared neural activation during the comprehension of these pragmatic phenomena. We used fMRI to investigate the existence of common and specific neural circuits underlying the comprehension of the same speech act, uttered with different communicative intentions, i.e., of being sincere, deceitful or ironic...
June 27, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728047/early-life-co-exposures-to-a-real-world-pah-mixture-and-hypoxia-result-in-later-life-and-next-generation-consequences-in-medaka-oryzias-latipes
#11
Jingli Mu, Melissa Chernick, Wu Dong, Richard T Di Giulio, David E Hinton
Acute effects of individual and complex mixtures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are well documented in vertebrate species. Hypoxia in fish reduces metabolic rate and reproduction. However, less is known about the later life consequences stemming from early-life exposure to PAHs or hypoxia, particularly their co-exposure. To address this, medaka (Oryzias latipes) embryos were exposed to a complex PAH mixture sediment extract from the Elizabeth River, VA (ERSE) at concentrations of 0.1, 0.5, or 1...
June 27, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728031/applying-a-modified-donnan-model-to-describe-the-surface-complexation-of-chromate-to-iron-oxyhydroxide-agglomerates-with-heteromorphous-pores
#12
Zongsu Wei, Raphael Semiat
In this study, a modified Donnan model (mDM) is incorporated into surface complexation model (SCM) to better understand the physicochemical processes for adsorption of hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), on porous iron oxyhydroxide agglomerates (IOAs). The mDM includes a chemical potential term μatt to account for ionic transport and electrostatic interaction in micropores (dmi<2nm) which is usually neglected in typical Donnan model (tDM). To estimate the parameters of mDM in a simple and accurate way, a rigorous protocol was presented...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728019/unraveling-the-complex-tapestry-of-association-networks
#13
Daniel S Margulies
Prior group-level studies have described several large-scale distributed networks within association cortex. In this issue of Neuron, Braga and Buckner (2017) attend to the individual brain, revealing a challenging new portrait of its fine-grained organization.
July 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728013/dynamic-and-elastic-shape-transitions-in-curved-escrt-iii-filaments
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REVIEW
Nicolas Chiaruttini, Aurélien Roux
The ESCRT-III complex is an evolutionary ancient and conserved complex that catalyzes fission of lipid membranes from the lumen of the neck in many, if not all processes requiring this specific fission reaction. The ESCRT-III membrane remodeling complex is unique as its molecular and polymeric structures do not intuitively suggests how it could deform and break lipid membranes. Here we review the common structural features of the ESCRT-III subunits, and the shape diversity of the various filamentous forms. We propose a simple geometry and elasticity framework that could help to isolate which features of the ESCRT-III filaments are common to all filamentous forms as well as to explain their diversity...
July 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727998/enrichment-of-endogenous-fractalkine-and-anti-inflammatory-cells-via-aptamer-functionalized-hydrogels
#15
Syed Faaiz Enam, Jack R Krieger, Tarun Saxena, Brian E Watts, Claire E Olingy, Edward A Botchwey, Ravi V Bellamkonda
Early recruitment of non-classical monocytes and their macrophage derivatives is associated with augmented tissue repair and improved integration of biomaterial constructs. A promising therapeutic approach to recruit these subpopulations is by elevating local concentrations of chemoattractants such as fractalkine (FKN, CX3CL1). However, delivering recombinant or purified proteins is not ideal due to their short half-lives, suboptimal efficacy, immunogenic potential, batch variabilities, and cost. Here we report an approach to enrich endogenous FKN, obviating the need for delivery of exogenous proteins...
July 10, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727992/how-does-emotional-exhaustion-influence-work-stress-relationships-between-stressor-appraisals-hedonic-tone-and-fatigue-in-nurses-daily-tasks-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Jordi Fernández-Castro, Fermín Martínez-Zaragoza, Tatiana Rovira, Silvia Edo, Ángel Solanes-Puchol, Beatriz Martín-Del-Río, Rosa García-Sierra, Gemma Benavides-Gil, Eduardo Doval
BACKGROUND: Work-related stress is a prevalent condition in the nursing profession, and its influence may vary according to changeable individual and situational factors. It is, therefore, important to investigate the real-time momentary changes in these factors and their relationship to emotional exhaustion experienced by nurses. OBJECTIVES: We aim to analyse how their perceptions of demand, control, effort and reward change according to the task performed through real-time assessment and interact with the emotional exhaustion level of ward nurses...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727984/gba-analysis-in-next-generation-era-pitfalls-challenges-and-possible-solutions
#17
Stefania Zampieri, Silvia Cattarossi, Bruno Bembi, Andrea Dardis
Mutations in the gene encoding the lysosomal enzyme acid β-glucosidase (GBA) are responsible for Gaucher disease and represent the main genetic risk factor for developing Parkinson disease. In past years, next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology has been applied for the molecular analysis of the GBA gene, both as a single gene or as part of gene panels. However, the presence of complex gene-pseudogene rearrangements, resulting from the presence of a highly homologous pseudogene (GBAP1) located downstream of the GBA gene, makes NGS analysis of GBA challenging...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727967/whither-psychology
#18
Diane F Halpern
Contemporary psychology is experiencing tremendous growth in neuroscience, and there is every indication that it will continue to gain in popularity notwithstanding the scarcity of academic positions for newly minted Ph.Ds. Despite the general perception that brain correlates "explain" or "cause" the mind and behavior, these correlates have not yet proven useful in understanding psychological processes, although they offer the possibility of early identification of some disorders. Other recent developments in psychology include increased emphasis on applications and more global representation among researchers and participants...
July 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727964/psychological-science-as-a-complex-system-report-card
#19
Douglas L Medin
Psychological science is increasingly diverse in the tools available for research and the questions it is able to ask. But this potential is seriously limited by a lack of diversity in study populations, in situations and contexts explored, and in the researchers themselves. The current situation is problematic and difficult to change because of niche construction processes that favor the status quo. Systems level changes are needed to support a healthy psychological science.
July 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727940/intestinal-transit-time-and-cortisol-mediated-stress-in-zebrafish
#20
Clayton Brady, Maxwell Denora, Ian Shannon, Karl J Clark, Adam Rich
Intestinal motility, the spontaneous and rhythmic smooth muscle contraction, is a complex process that is regulated by overlapping and redundant regulatory mechanisms. Primary regulators intrinsic to the gastrointestinal tract include interstitial cells of Cajal, enteric neurons, and smooth muscle cells. Extrinsic primary regulators include the autonomic nervous system, immune system, and the endocrine system. Due to this complexity, a reductionist approach may be inappropriate if the ultimate goal is to understand motility regulation in vivo...
July 20, 2017: Zebrafish
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