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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334586/a-non-heme-iron-photocatalyst-for-light-driven-aerobic-oxidation-of-methanol
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Wesley Richard Browne, Juan Chen, Apparao Draksharapu, Maja Gruden, Stepan Stepanovic
The non-heme (L)FeIII and (L)FeIII-O-FeIII(L) complexes (L = 1,1-di(pyridin-2-yl)-N,N-bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)ethan-1-amine) undergoes reduction under irradiation to the FeII state with concomitant oxidation of methanol to methanal, without the need for a secondary photosensitizer. Spectroscopic and Density Functional Theory (DFT) studies support a mechanism in which irradiation results in charge transfer excitation of a FeIII--O-FeIII complex to generate [(L)FeIV=O]2+ (observed transiently during irradiation in acetonitrile), and an equivalent of LFeII...
January 15, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334462/pot-economy-autooxidative-condensation-of-2-aryl-2-lithio-1-3-dithianes
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João R Vale, Tatu Rimpiläinen, Elina Sievanen, Kari Rissanen, Carlos A M Afonso, Nuno R Candeias
The autooxidative condensation of 2-aryl-2-lithio-1,3-dithianes is here reported. Treatment of 2-aryl-1,3-dithianes with n-BuLi in the absence of any electrophile leads to condensation of three molecules of 1,3-dithianes and formation of highly functionalized α-thioether ketones orthothioesters in 51-89% yields upon air exposure. The method was further expanded to benzaldehyde dithioacetals, affording corresponding orthothioesters and α-thioether ketones in 48-97% yields. The experimental results combined with density functional theory studies support a mechanism triggered by the autooxidation of 2-aryl-2-lithio-1,3-dithianes to yield a highly reactive thioester that undergoes condensation with two other molecules of 2-aryl-2-lithio-1,3-dithiane...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334322/plasma-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-pbdnf-and-executive-dysfunctions-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Stefanie Wagner, Sarah Kayser, Jan Engelmann, Konrad F Schlicht, Nadine Dreimüller, Oliver Tüscher, Florian Müller-Dahlhaus, Dieter F Braus, André Tadić, Alexandra Neyazi, Helge Frieling, Klaus Lieb
OBJECTIVES: Executive dysfunctions are frequently seen in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and normalize in many cases during effective antidepressant therapy. This study investigated whether a normalization of executive dysfunctions during antidepressant treatment correlates with or can be predicted by clinical parameters or levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). METHODS: In 110 MDD patients with executive dysfunctions (percentile < 16), executive functions and plasma BDNF levels were analysed at baseline, day 14 and 56 of an antidepressant treatment...
January 15, 2018: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334274/an-overview-of-robotic-mechanical-devices-for-post-stroke-thumb-rehabilitation
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Marian Suarez-Escobar, Elizabeth Rendon-Velez
PURPOSE: This article aims to clarify the current state-of-the-art of robotic/mechanical devices for post-stroke thumb rehabilitation as well as the anatomical characteristics and motions of the thumb that are crucial for the development of any device that aims to support its motion. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted to identify robotic/mechanical devices for post-stroke thumb rehabilitation. Specific electronic databases and well-defined search terms and inclusion/exclusion criteria were used for such purpose...
January 15, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334081/bio-inspired-all-optical-artificial-neuromast-for-2d-flow-sensing
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Ben J Wolf, Jonathan A S Morton, William Bill N MacPherson, Sietse M van Netten
We present the design, fabrication and testing of a novel all-optical 2D flow velocity sensor, inspired by a fish lateral line neuromast. This artificial neuromast consists of optical fibres inscribed with Bragg gratings supporting a fluid force recipient sphere. Its dynamic response is modelled based on the Stokes solution for unsteady flow around a sphere and found to agree with experimental results. Tuneable mechanical resonance is predicted, allowing a deconvolution scheme to accurately retrieve fluid flow speed and direction from sensor readings...
January 15, 2018: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333814/morbidity-in-congenital-heart-surgery-in-a-public-hospital-in-argentina
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María Althabe, Ricardo Rodríguez R, María Balestrini, Alberto Charroqui, Mariela Krynski, Ana M Lenz, Mercedes Montonati, Guillermo Moreno, María L Pilan, Ricardo Magliola, Pablo García Delucis
OBJECTIVE: To describe the complications associated with heart surgery, compare them to a reference population, and identify mortality risk factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive study. All patients who underwent surgery at Hospital Garrahan in the 2013-2015 period were included. Age, weight, procedure, mechanical ventilation, length of stay in days, morbidity, and course were recorded. Renal failure requiring dialysis, neurological deficit, permanent pacemaker, circulatory support, phrenic nerve or vocal cord palsy, reoperation, wound infection, chylothorax, and tracheotomy were considered morbidities...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333728/population-correlations-do-not-support-the-existence-of-set-points-for-blood-levels-of-calcium-or-glucose-a-new-model-for-homeostasis
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Stephen P Fitzgerald, Nigel G Bean
The prevailing teaching regarding homeostasis, and in particular endocrine homeostasis, includes the fundamental concept of a "set point," which represents a target or optimum level defended by physiological control mechanisms. Analogies for the description and teaching of this concept have included thermostats and cruise controls. We previously demonstrated that such a set-point model of regulation implies that in population data of parameter set point/controlling hormone levels, correlations between the parameter and its controlling hormone must be in the direction of the response of the parameter to its controlling hormone, and that in thyroid homeostasis this relationship is not observed...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333267/type-1-diabetes-genome-wide-association-studies-not-to-be-lost-in-translation
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REVIEW
Flemming Pociot
Genetic studies have identified >60 loci associated with the risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D). The vast majority of these are identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) using large case-control cohorts of European ancestry. More than 80% of the heritability of T1D can be explained by GWAS data in this population group. However, with few exceptions, their individual contribution to T1D risk is low and understanding their function in disease biology remains a huge challenge. GWAS on its own does not inform us in detail on disease mechanisms, but the combination of GWAS data with other omics-data is beginning to advance our understanding of T1D etiology and pathogenesis...
December 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332737/effect-of-a-lateral-glide-mobilisation-with-movement-of-the-hip-on-vibration-threshold-in-healthy-volunteers
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Darren A Smith, Jacob Saranga, Andrew Pritchard, Nikolaos A Kommatas, Shinu Kovelal Punnoose, Supriya Tukaram Kale
BACKGROUND: Mulligan's mobilisation-with-movement (MWM) techniques are proposed to achieve their clinical benefit via neurophysiological mechanisms. However, previous research has focussed on responses in the sympathetic nervous system only, and is not conclusive. An alternative measure of neurophysiological response to MWM is required to support or refute this mechanism of action. Recently, vibration threshold (VT) has been used to quantify changes in the sensory nervous system in patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332639/genetic-and-environmental-influences-to-low-back-pain-and-symptoms-of-depression-and-anxiety-a-population-based-twin-study
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Marina B Pinheiro, Jose J Morosoli, Lucía Colodro-Conde, Paulo H Ferreira, Juan R Ordoñana
BACKGROUND: People suffering from chronic pain are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety. However, the mechanisms underlying this relationship remain largely unknown. In light of the moderate to large effects of genetic factors on chronic pain and depression and anxiety, we aimed to estimate the relative contribution of genetic and environmental factors to the relationship between these traits. METHODS: Using data from 2139 participants in the Murcia Twin Registry, we employed a bivariate analysis and structural equation modeling to estimate the relative influences of genetics and the environment on the covariation between low back pain and symptoms of depression and anxiety...
February 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332629/psychobiological-stress-in-vital-exhaustion-findings-from-the-men-stress-40-study
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Emilou Noser, Susanne Fischer, Jessica Ruppen, Ulrike Ehlert
OBJECTIVE: Despite the increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity associated with vital exhaustion (VE), the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms remain unclear. Allostatic load may constitute the missing link between VE and cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether men with different degrees of VE would differ in terms of allostatic load, chronic stress, and social support. METHODS: The Men Stress 40+ study sample consisted of N=121 apparently healthy men aged 40 to 75years...
February 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332338/x-ray-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-sw480-colorectal-cancer-cells-and-its-potential-mechanisms
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Suyong Lin, Shaoqin Chen, Zhihua Chen, Qibao Dai, Chunlin Ke
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between X-ray irradiation and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), as well as the potential mechanisms of X-ray-induced EMT in SW480 colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. METHODS: It is well known that EMT plays a critical role in invasive and metastatic of colorectal cancer progression. However, the possible role of X-ray irradiation on EMT in colorectal cancer is widely disputed and its potential mechanisms are unclear...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332144/long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonists-in-asthma-enantioselective-safety-studies-are-needed
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Glenn A Jacobson, Sharanne Raidal, Morten Hostrup, Luigino Calzetta, Richard Wood-Baker, Mark O Farber, Clive P Page, E Haydn Walters
Long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) such as formoterol and salmeterol are used for prolonged bronchodilatation in asthma, usually in combination with inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs). Unexplained paradoxical asthma exacerbations and deaths have been associated with LABAs, particularly when used without ICS. LABAs clearly demonstrate effective bronchodilatation and steroid-sparing activity, but long-term treatment can lead to tolerance of their bronchodilator effects. There are also concerns with regard to the effects of LABAs on bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), where long-term use is associated with increased BHR and loss of bronchoprotection...
January 13, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331685/nucleic-adaptability-of-heterokaryons-to-fungicides-in-a-multinucleate-fungus-sclerotinia-homoeocarpa
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Dylan Kessler, Hyunkyu Sang, Amanda Bousquet, Jonathan P Hulvey, Dawlyn Garcia, Siyeon Rhee, Yoichiro Hoshino, Toshihiko Yamada, Geunhwa Jung
Sclerotinia homoeocarpa is the causal organism of dollar spot in turfgrasses and is a multinucleate fungus with a history of resistance to multiple fungicide classes. Heterokaryosis gives rise to the coexistence of genetically distinct nuclei within a cell, which contributes to genotypic and phenotypic plasticity in multinucleate fungi. We demonstrate that field isolates, resistant to either a demethylation inhibitor or methyl benzimidazole carbamate fungicide, can form heterokaryons with resistance to each fungicide and adaptability to serial combinations of different fungicide concentrations...
January 10, 2018: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331590/setting-mechanism-of-a-new-injectable-dicalcium-phosphate-dihydrate-dcpd-forming-cement
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Weiping Ren, Wei Song, Sally Yurgelevic, David C Markel
We previously described the gelation mechanism of calcium polyphosphate (CPP) in the presence of water. In this study, we developed novel and injectable poly-dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (P-DCPD) forming cement by the reaction of acidic CPP gel with alkali tetracalcium phosphate (TTCP). The setting reaction mechanism of P-DCPD is due to the intermolecular interaction between CPP gel and TTCP that was supported by XRD, AFM, Raman spectra analysis and SEM. The setting mechanism of P-DCPD is completely different from the classical calcium phosphate cement (CPC) that achieves crystallization by monophosphates reaction...
January 4, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331437/influence-of-operator-experience-and-pci-volume-on-transfemoral-access-techniques-a-collaboration-of-international-cardiovascular-societies
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Daniel W Nelson, Abdulla A Damluji, Nish Patel, Marco Valgimigli, Stephan Windecker, Robert Byrne, James Nolan, Tejas Patel, Emmanouil Brilakis, Subhash Banerjee, Jorge Mayol, Warren J Cantor, Carlos E Alfonso, Sunil V Rao, Mauro Moscucci, Mauricio G Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Transfemoral access (TFA) is widely used for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The influence of operator age, gender, experience, and procedural volume on performance of femoral arterial access has not been studied. METHODS: A survey instrument was developed and distributed via e-mail from professional societies to interventional cardiologists worldwide from March to December 2016. RESULTS: A total of 988 physicians from 88 countries responded to the survey...
December 27, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331364/picky-eating-pressuring-feeding-and-growth-in-toddlers
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Julie C Lumeng, Alison L Miller, Danielle Appugliese, Katherine Rosenblum, Niko Kaciroti
Several common theoretical frameworks have posited causal pathways between picky eating, pressuring feeding, and growth in early childhood. The evidence to support these pathways is limited. This observational cohort study sought to examine the cross-lagged associations between mother-reported pressuring feeding, mother-reported child picky eating, and measured weight-for-length z-score (WLZ) across child ages 21, 27, and 33 months (n = 244). Cross-lagged analysis was used to evaluate longitudinal associations between these three constructs...
January 10, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331212/prion-protein-as-a-toxic-acceptor-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-oligomers
#18
REVIEW
Silvia A Purro, Andrew J Nicoll, John Collinge
The initial report that cellular prion protein (PrPC) mediates toxicity of amyloid-β species linked to Alzheimer's disease was initially treated with scepticism, but growing evidence supports this claim. That there is a high-affinity interaction is now clear, and its molecular basis is being unraveled, while recent studies have identified possible downstream toxic mechanisms. Determination of the clinical significance of such interactions between PrPC and disease-associated amyloid-β species will require experimental medicine studies in humans...
February 15, 2018: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331178/multiple-mechanical-support-modalities-and-cardiac-transplantation-in-a-young-child-with-corrected-transposition
#19
Ronald K Woods, Robert A Neibler, Steven J Kindel, Michael E Mitchell, James S Tweddell, Viktor Hraska
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331073/cerebrospinal-fluid-macrophage-biomarkers-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#20
A G Thompson, E Gray, M-L Thézénas, P D Charles, S Evetts, M T Hu, K Talbot, R Fischer, B M Kessler, M R Turner
Objective The neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome involving multiple molecular pathways. The development of biomarkers for use in therapeutic trials is a priority. We sought to use a high-throughput proteomic method to identify novel biomarkers in individual cerebrospinal fluid samples. Methods Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry with label-free quantification was used to identify cerebrospinal fluid proteins using samples from a well-characterised longitudinal cohort comprising patients with ALS (n=43), the upper motor neuron variant primary lateral sclerosis (PLS, n=6), cross-sectional healthy (n=20) and disease controls (Parkinsons's n=20, ALS mimic disorders n=12)...
January 13, 2018: Annals of Neurology
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