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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922761/rapid-mapping-and-cloning-of-the-virescent-1-gene-in-cotton-by-bulked-segregant-analysis-next-generation-sequencing-and-virus-induced-gene-silencing-strategies
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Jiankun Zhu, Jiedan Chen, Fengkai Gao, Chenyu Xu, Huaitong Wu, Kun Chen, Zhanfeng Si, Hu Yan, Tianzhen Zhang
Map-based gene cloning is a vital strategy for the identification of the quantitative trait loci or genes underlying important agronomic traits. The conventional map-based cloning method is powerful but generally time-consuming and labor-intensive. In this context, we introduce an improved bulked segregant analysis method in combination with a virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) strategy for rapid and reliable gene mapping, identification and functional verification. This method was applied to a multiple recessive marker line of upland cotton, Texas 582 (T582), and identified unique genomic positions harboring mutant loci, showing the reliability and efficacy of this method...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922712/ellagic-acid-promotes-ventricular-remodeling-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-by-up-regulating-mir-140-3p
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Da-Zhen Wei, Cong Lin, Yin-Qing Huang, Lian-Pin Wu, Ming-Yuan Huang
In the paper, we observed the effect of ellagic acid (EA) on myocardial morphology and cardiac function and explored the mechanism of miR-140-3p-mediated EA in ventricular remodeling. The experimental animals were divided into 3 groups: control group, AMI group, AMI+EA group. Intragastric administration for 4 weeks was initiated on the first day after surgery in rats. Rodent echocardiography was used to measure heart size and cardiac function. The level of fibrosis was observed by Masson staining. The number of cell apoptosis was detected by TUNEL method...
September 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922616/novel-testing-for-corrosion-of-glass-ceramics-for-dental-applications
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J F Esquivel-Upshaw, F Ren, S M Hsu, F Y Dieng, D Neal, A E Clark
The effects of pH cycling immersion on the corrosion of glass-based ceramic materials were investigated by examining the silicon release level in the immersion solution and the surface morphology of the ceramic after immersion. The hypothesis that pH cycling causes more surface degradation than constant immersion was tested. An inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer was used for Si ion concentration determination and scanning electron microscopy for surface morphology analyses. Two pH cycling sequences (pH 2, 7, 10 and pH 10, 2, 7) were employed in this study...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922608/j-si-h-coupling-constants-of-activated-si-h-bonds
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Petra Meixner, Kilian Batke, Andreas Fischer, Dominik Schmitz, Georg Eickerling, Marcel Kalter, Klaus Ruhland, Klaus Eichele, José E Barquera-Lozada, Nicola P M Casati, Fabio Montisci, Piero Macchi, Wolfgang Scherer
We outline in this combined experimental and theoretical NMR study that sign and magnitude of J(Si,H) coupling constants provide reliable indicators to evaluate the extent of the oxidative addition of Si-H bonds in hydrosilane complexes. In combination with experimental electron density studies and MO analyses a simple structure-property relationship emerges: positive J(Si,H) coupling constants are observed in cases where M → L π-back-donation (M = transition metal; L = hydrosilane ligand) dominates. The corresponding complexes are located close to the terminus of the respective oxidative addition trajectory...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922607/antdas-automatic-data-analysis-strategy-for-uplc-qtof-based-nontargeted-metabolic-profiling-analysis
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Hai-Yan Fu, Xiao-Ming Guo, Yue-Ming Zhang, Jing-Jing Song, Qing-Xia Zheng, Ping-Ping Liu, Peng Lu, Qian-Si Chen, Yong-Jie Yu, Yuanbin She
High-quality data analysis methodology remains a bottleneck for metabolic profiling analysis based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The present work aims to address this problem by proposing a novel data analysis strategy wherein (1) chromatographic peaks in the UPLC-QTOF dataset are automatically extracted by using an advanced multiscale Gaussian smoothing-based peak extraction strategy. (2) A peak annotation stage is used to cluster fragment ions that belong to the same compound...
September 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922528/mass-production-and-pore-size-control-of-holey-carbon-microcages
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Lei Zhang, Xiaoxiao Liu, Yuhai Dou, Binwei Zhang, Huiling Yang, Shixue Dou, Huakun Liu, Yunhui Huang, Xianluo Hu
Architectural control of porous solids, such as porous carbon cages, has received considerable attention for versatile applications because of their attractive ability to interact with liquids and gases not only at the surface, but throughout the bulk. Here we report a scalable, facile spray-pyrolysis route to synthesize holey carbon microcages with mosquito-net-like shells. Using the surfaces of water droplets as the growth templates, styrene-butadiene rubber macromolecules are controllably cross-linked, and size-tunable holes on the carbon shells are generated...
September 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921983/the-first-state-in-the-catalytic-cycle-of-the-water-oxidizing-enzyme-identification-of-a-water-derived-%C3%AE-hydroxo-bridge
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Thomas Lohmiller, Vera Krewald, Arezki Sedoud, A William Rutherford, Frank Neese, Wolfgang Lubitz, Dimitrios A Pantazis, Nicholas Cox
Nature's water splitting catalyst, an oxygen-bridged tetra-manganese calcium (Mn4O5Ca) complex, sequentially activates two substrate water molecules generating molecular O2. Its reaction cycle is composed of five intermediate (Si) states, where the index i indicates the number of oxidizing equivalents stored by the cofactor. After formation of the S4 state, the product dioxygen is released and the cofactor returns to its lowest oxidation state, S0. Membrane-inlet mass spectrometry measurements suggest that at least one substrate is bound throughout the catalytic cycle, as the rate of (18)O-labeled water incorporation into the product O2 is slow, on a millisecond to second timescale depending on the S state...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921947/large-scale-fabrication-of-silicon-nanowires-for-solar-energy-applications
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Bing-Chang Zhang, Jiansheng Jie, Xiujuan Zhang, Xue-Mei Ou, Xiao-Hong Zhang
The development of silicon (Si) materials during the past decades has boosted up the prosperity of modern semiconductor industry. In comparison with the bulk Si materials, Si nanowires (SiNWs) possess superior structural, optical and electrical properties and have attracted increasing attention in solar energy applications. To achieve the practical applications of SiNWs, both large-scale synthesis of SiNWs at low cost and rational design of energy conversion devices with high efficiency are the prerequisite...
September 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921944/plasmonic-silicon-quantum-dots-enabled-high-sensitivity-ultra-broadband-photodetection-of-graphene-based-hybrid-phototransistors
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Zhenyi Ni, Lingling Ma, Sichao Du, Yang Xu, Meng Yuan, Hehai Fang, Zhen Wang, Mingsheng Xu, Dongsheng Li, Jianyi Yang, Weida Hu, Xiaodong Pi, Deren Yang
Highly sensitive photodetection even approaching the single-photon level is critical to many important applications. Graphene-based hybrid phototransistors are particularly promising for high-sensitivity photodetection because they have high photoconductive gain due to the high mobility of graphene. Given their remarkable optoelectronic properties and solution-based processing, colloidal quantum dots (QDs) have been preferentially used to fabricate graphene-based hybrid phototransistors. However, the resulting QD/graphene hybrid phototransistors face the challenge of extending the photodetection into the technologically important mid-infrared (MIR) region...
September 18, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921774/modulating-vicarious-tactile-perception-with-transcranial-electrical-current-stimulation
#10
Natalie C Bowling, Michael J Banissy
Our capacity to share the experiences of others is a critical part of social behaviour. One process thought to be important for this is vicarious perception. Passively viewing touch activates some of the same network of brain regions as the direct experience of touch. This vicarious experience is usually implicit, but for some people, viewing touch evokes conscious tactile sensations (mirror-touch synaesthesia). Recent work has attempted to induce conscious vicarious touch in those that do not normally experience these sensations, using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921698/reduced-graphene-oxide-disodium-terephthalate-hybrid-as-a-high-performance-anode-for-sodium-ion-batteries
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Tengfei Cao, Wei Lv, Si-Wei Zhang, Jun Zhang, Qiaowei Lin, Xiangrong Chen, Yanbing He, Fei-Yu Kang, Quan-Hong Yang
As a promising candidate for large scale energy storage systems, sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) are experiencing a rapid development. Organic conjugated carboxylic acids anodes not only have tailorable electrochemical properties but also are easily accessible. However, the low stability and electrical conductivity hamper their practical applications. In this study, disodium terephthalate (Na2TP), the most favorable organic conjugated carboxylic acid anode material for SIB, was proposed to integrate with graphene oxide (GO) by an anti-solvent precipitation process, which ensures the uniform and tight coating of GO on Na2TP surface...
September 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921534/exploring-cellular-behaviour-under-transient-gene-expression-and-its-impact-on-mab-productivity-and-fc-glycosylation
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Si Nga Sou, Ken Lee, Kalpana Nayyar, Karen M Polizzi, Christopher Sellick, Cleo Kontoravdi
Transient gene expression (TGE) is a methodology employed in bioprocessing for the fast provision of recombinant protein material. Mild hypothermia is often introduced to overcome the low yield typically achieved with TGE and improve specific protein productivity. It is therefore of interest to examine the impact of mild hypothermic temperatures on both the yield and quality of transiently-expressed proteins and the relationship to changes in cellular processes and metabolism. In this study, we focus on the ability of a Chinese hamster ovary cell line to galactosylate a recombinant monoclonal antibody (mAb) product...
September 16, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921464/posttranslational-modification-control-of-inflammatory-signaling
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Yibo Si, Yunlu Zhang, Zijuan Chen, Ruixue Zhou, Yihua Zhang, Doudou Hao, Dapeng Yan
Inflammation is usually the defensive reaction of the immune system to the invasion of pathogen and the exogenous objects. The activation of inflammation helps our body to eliminate pathogenic microbe, virus, and parasite harming our health, while under many circumstances inflammation is the direct cause of the pathological damage in tissues and dysfunction of organs. The posttranslational modification (PTM) of the inflammatory pathways, such as TLR pathways, RLR pathways, NLR pathway, intracellular DNA sensors, intracellular RNA sensors, and inflammasomes, is crucial in the regulation of these signaling trails...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921392/resveratrol-attenuates-high-glucose-induced-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-via-mediation-of-store-operated-calcium-entry
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Ting Lu, Dayan Zhou, Pan Gao, Liangyi Si, Qiang Xu
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of resveratrol on HG-induced calcium entry in islet microvascular (MS-1) endothelial cells. MS-1 cells were pretreated with resveratrol or 2-APB (an inhibitor of store-operated calcium entry) and then incubated with high glucose. Cell viability was determined using the cell counting kit-8 method. Reactive oxygen species, endothelial apoptosis, and NO production were detected by DHE probe, TUNEL detection, and nitrate reductase assay kit. Protein levels of SOCE were detected by western blotting...
September 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920962/coplanar-semiconductor-metal-circuitry-defined-on-few-layer-mote2-via-polymorphic-heteroepitaxy
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Ji Ho Sung, Hoseok Heo, Saerom Si, Yong Hyeon Kim, Hyeong Rae Noh, Kyung Song, Juho Kim, Chang-Soo Lee, Seung-Young Seo, Dong-Hwi Kim, Hyoung Kug Kim, Han Woong Yeom, Tae-Hwan Kim, Si-Young Choi, Jun Sung Kim, Moon-Ho Jo
Crystal polymorphism selectively stabilizes the electronic phase of atomically thin transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) as metallic or semiconducting, suggesting the potential to integrate these polymorphs as circuit components in two-dimensional electronic circuitry. Developing a selective and sequential growth strategy for such two-dimensional polymorphs in the vapour phase is a critical step in this endeavour. Here, we report on the polymorphic integration of distinct metallic (1T') and semiconducting (2H) MoTe2 crystals within the same atomic planes by heteroepitaxy...
September 18, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920143/development-of-silica-protective-layer-on-pyrite-surface-a-column-study
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Konstantinos Kollias, Evangelia Mylona, Nymphodora Papassiopi, Anthimos Xenidis
An appealing technique to prevent and/or minimize pyrite oxidation and subsequent acid generation in mine waste sites is the formation of a protective coating on the surface of sulfide grains. To investigate the conditions for the formation of an efficient coating on pyritic tailings, column tests were performed. These tests involved the treatment with a coating solution, which was continuously recycled through the packed bed of tailings. The coating solution was consisted of SiO4(-4) oxyanions, an oxidant (H2O2), and adjusted to pH 6...
September 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920081/modeling-the-performance-limitations-and-prospects-of-perovskite-si-tandem-solar-cells-under-realistic-operating-conditions
#17
Moritz H Futscher, Bruno Ehrler
Perovskite/Si tandem solar cells have the potential to considerably out-perform conventional solar cells. Under standard test conditions, perovskite/Si tandem solar cells already outperform the Si single junction. Under realistic conditions, however, as we show, tandem solar cells made from current record cells are hardly more efficient than the Si cell alone. We model the performance of realistic perovskite/Si tandem solar cells under real-world climate conditions, by incorporating parasitic cell resistances, nonradiative recombination, and optical losses into the detailed-balance limit...
September 8, 2017: ACS Energy Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919812/the-effect-of-local-topical-analgesics-on-incisional-pain-in-a-pig-model
#18
David Castel, Itai Sabbag, Sigal Meilin
Interest in the development of new topical/local drug administration for blocking pain at peripheral sites, with maximum drug activity and minimal systemic effects, is on the rise. In the review article by Kopsky and Stahl, four critical barriers in the process of research and development of topical analgesics were indicated. The active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and the formulation are among the major challenges. The road to the development of such drugs passes through preclinical studies. These studies, if planned correctly, should serve as guidance for choosing the right API and formulation...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919141/microrna-30a-lysyl-oxidase-axis-in-aortic-dissection-pathogenesis
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Ming-Sing Si
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August 30, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918377/stable-janus-superhydrophilic-hydrophobic-nickel-foam-for-directional-water-transport
#20
Yifan Si, Liwei Chen, Fuchao Yang, Fei Guo, Zhiguang Guo
Janus superhydrophilic/hydrophobic macroporous nickel foam for directional water transport has been demonstrated via a simple floating strategy. Water can transport from hydrophobic to superhydrophilic layer through Janus nickel foam, but cannot transfer from superhydrophilic to hydrophobic layer. This "3D water diode" Janus nickel foam shows extremely high transport rate and outstanding stability. After damaged by abrasion, its directional water transport property retains well.
September 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
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