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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778064/is-the-limit-cycle-attractor-an-almost-invariable-characteristic-in-human-walking
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Kim-Charline Broscheid, Christian Dettmers, Manfred Vieten
BACKGROUND: Common methods of gait analyses measure step length/width, gait velocity and gait variability to name just a few. Those parameters tend to be changing with fitness and skill of the subjects. But, do stable subject characteristic parameters in walking exist? Does the Limit-Cycle-Attractor qualify as such a parameter?. RESEARCH QUESTION: The attractor method is a new approach focusing on the dynamics of human motion. It classifies the fundamental walking pattern by calculating the Limit-Cycle-Attractor and its variability from acceleration data of the feet...
May 16, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777934/specific-stability-indicating-spectrofluorimetric-method-for-determination-of-ledipasvir-in-the-presence-of-its-confirmed-degradation-products-application-in-human-plasma
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Ramadan Ali, Adel A Marzouk, Reda A Abdelhameid, Mahmoud A Omar
A rapid and specific spectrofluorimetric method with higher sensitivity was developed for determination of ledipasvir (LDS) in tablets and human plasma. The proposed method relies on hydrogen bonding formations between the hydroxyl groups of polyoxyethylene 50 stearate and LDS, causing significant enhancement of its native fluorescence. The fluorescence intensity was measured at 430 nm after excitation at 340 nm. The fluorescence-concentration plot was rectilinear over the range 1-400 ng mL-1 with detection and quantification limits of 0...
May 16, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777804/towards-an-affordable-enzymatic-production-of-biopolyols-comparing-the-immobilization-of-lipases-by-two-optimized-techniques
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Milda Šulcienė, Boris Kolvenbach, Erik Ammann, Inga Matijošytė
The production of biopolyols (sustainable, renewable and biodegradable precursors), is exclusively focused on the conventional chemical synthesis pathways, and currently, no polyols are produced by enzymatic processes at an industrial scale, because they are not competitive when compared to petrochemically based polyols due to the overall cost for their production. This can be mainly attributed to the high costs of commercial enzymes used in this process and their use is limited by their lack of stability during the bioprocess...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777313/gold-nanocluster-based-ratiometric-fluorescent-probes-for-hydrogen-peroxide-and-enzymatic-sensing-of-uric-acid
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Dongqin Yang, Minchuan Luo, Junwei Di, Yifeng Tu, Jilin Yan
A method is described for ratiometric fluorometric assays of H2 O2  by using two probes that have distinct response profiles. Under the catalytic action of ferrous ion, the 615 nm emission of protein-stabilized gold nanoclusters (under 365 nm photoexcitation) is quenched by H2 O2 , while an increased signal is generated with a peak at 450 nm by oxidizing coumarin with the H2 O2 /Fe(II) system to form a blue emitting fluorophore. These decrease/increase responses give a ratiometric signal. The ratio of the fluorescences at the two peaks are linearly related to the concentration of H2 O2 in the range from 0...
May 18, 2018: Mikrochimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777229/fate-of-the-metabolically-healthy-obese-is-this-term-a-misnomer-a-study-from-the-clinical-practice-research-datalink
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Osama Moussa, Chanpreet Arhi, Paul Ziprin, Ara Darzi, Omar Khan, Sanjay Purkayastha
INTRODUCTION: The metabolically healthy obese (MHO) phenotype may express typical characteristics on long-term follow-up. Little is known about the initiation of this phenotypes and its future stability. AIM: The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) is a large-scale primary care database. The aim of this study was to assess the stability of, and evaluate the factors associated with a transition into an unhealthy outcome in, a MHO population in the UK. METHODS: The CPRD was interrogated for a diagnosis of 'obesity' and cross-referenced with a body mass index (BMI) ≥35 kg/m2 ; participants were further classified as MH using a clinical diagnostic code or a relative therapeutic code...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777115/a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial-of-game-based-training-in-individuals-with-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-3
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Ray-Yau Wang, Fang-Yi Huang, Bing-Wen Soong, Shih-Fong Huang, Yea-Ru Yang
Exergames are interactive video games used for exercise and may have therapeutic value in people with degenerative ataxia. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential effects of exergaming training on cerebellar ataxia in people with spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3). Nine individuals with SCA3 were recruited and randomized to either exergaming or conventional group for a 4-week training period. The severity of ataxia was measured as the primary outcome by the Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia (SARA) and by the directional control of the limit of stability test...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776930/modifying-the-lantibiotic-mutacin-1140-for-increased-yield-activity-and-stability
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Mengxin Geng, Leif Smith
Mutacin 1140 belongs to the epidermin family of type AI lantibiotics. This family has a broad spectrum of activity against Gram-positive bacteria. The binding of mutacin 1140 to lipid II leads to the inhibition of cell wall synthesis. Pharmacokinetic experiments on type AI lantibiotics are generally discouraging for clinical applications due to their short half-life. The unprotected dehydrated and protease susceptible residues outside of the lanthionine rings may play a role in their short half-life in physiological settings...
May 18, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776723/outcome-of-a-hand-orthosis-and-hand-therapy-for-carpometacarpal-osteoarthritis-in-daily-practice-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jonathan Tsehaie, Kim R Spekreijse, Robbert M Wouters, Harm P Slijper, Reinier Feitz, Steven E R Hovius, Ruud W Selles
PURPOSE: Initial treatment for symptomatic carpometacarpal (CMC) osteoarthritis (OA) of the thumb is usually nonsurgical. However, evidence on the effect of a hand orthosis and hand therapy for mid- and long-term results is limited, and it is unknown how many patients undergo additional surgical treatment. Therefore, the aim of this study is to describe the outcome of a hand orthosis and hand therapy for CMC OA in a large cohort study, and to evaluate the conversion rate to surgical treatment...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776549/in-situ-growth-of-iron-based-metal-organic-framework-crystal-on-ordered-mesoporous-carbon-for-efficient-electrocatalysis-of-p-nitrotoluene-and-hydrazine
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Shuang Yuan, Xiangjie Bo, Liping Guo
In this paper, H2 N-Fe-MIL-88B@OMC composites were fabricated by the simple hydrothermal method through in-situ growth iron-based metal-organic frameworks (H2 N-Fe-MIL-88B) on ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC). Compared with pure H2 N-Fe-MIL-88B crystals, the introduction of OMC can shrink the size of H2 N-Fe-MIL-88B, increase the specific surface area, decrease the electron transfer resistance and drastically improve the electrochemical performance of H2 N-Fe-MIL-88B@OMC. The composite exhibits remarkable electrocatalytic activity for p-nitrotoluene (p-NT) reduction and hydrazine (N2 H4 ) oxidation...
September 18, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776548/a-label-free-electrochemical-biosensor-for-direct-detection-of-rack-1-by-using-disposable-low-cost-and-reproducible-ito-based-electrode
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Hakan Törer, Elif Burcu Aydın, Mustafa Kemal Sezgintürk
In this study we designed an ultrasensitive electrochemical immunosensor for RACK 1 detection using 11-cyanoundecyltrimethoxysilane (11-CUTMS) as a immobilization matrix to immobilize biorecognition element. The used silane agent (11-CUTMS) provides a favorable platform for efficient loading of anti-RACK 1 antibody. The effective loading of the biorecognition element on the 11-CUTMS matrix was monitored by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) images and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) spectra...
September 18, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776538/rapid-detection-of-calr-type-1-and-type-2-mutations-using-pna-lna-clamping-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-on-a-cd-like-microfluidic-chip
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Guojun Cao, Jilie Kong, Zhifang Xing, Yigui Tang, Xinju Zhang, Xiao Xu, Zhihua Kang, Xueen Fang, Ming Guan
Bleeding and thrombosis represent common complications in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and significantly contribute to morbidity and mortality. Molecular markers, including CALR mutations, were considered not only as diagnostic markers, but also as risk factors for bleeding and thrombosis associated with MPN, especially for patients in remote primary hospitals. We sought to develop an easy-to-use assay for the rapid detection of CALR type 1 (CALR-1) and type 2 (CALR-2) mutations in Philadelphia chromosome-negative MPN patients...
September 18, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776382/sternal-instability-measured-with-radiostereometric-analysis-a-study-of-method-feasibility-accuracy-and-precision
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Rikke Falsig Vestergaard, Kjeld Søballe, John Michael Hasenkam, Maiken Stilling
BACKGROUND: A small, but unstable, saw-gap may hinder bone-bridging and induce development of painful sternal dehiscence. We propose the use of Radiostereometric Analysis (RSA) for evaluation of sternal instability and present a method validation. METHODS: Four bone analogs (phantoms) were sternotomized and tantalum beads were inserted in each half. The models were reunited with wire cerclage and placed in a radiolucent separation device. Stereoradiographs (n = 48) of the phantoms in 3 positions were recorded at 4 imposed separation points...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776169/effects-of-nucleosome-stability-on-remodeler-catalyzed-repositioning
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Aaron M Morgan, Sarah E LeGresley, Koan Briggs, Gada Al-Ani, Christopher J Fischer
Chromatin remodelers are molecular motors that play essential roles in the regulation of nucleosome positioning and chromatin accessibility. These machines couple the energy obtained from the binding and hydrolysis of ATP to the mechanical work of manipulating chromatin structure through processes that are not completely understood. Here we present a quantitative analysis of nucleosome repositioning by the imitation switch (ISWI) chromatin remodeler and demonstrate that nucleosome stability significantly impacts the observed activity...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776103/liquid-phase-stabilization-versus-bubble-formation-at-a-nanoscale-curved-interface
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Jarrod Schiffbauer, Tengfei Luo
We investigate the nature of vapor bubble formation near a nanoscale-curved convex liquid-solid interface using two models: an equilibrium Gibbs model for homogenous nucleation, and a nonequilibrium dynamic van der Waals-diffuse-interface model for phase change in an initially cool liquid. Vapor bubble formation is shown to occur for sufficiently large radius of curvature and is suppressed for smaller radii. Solid-fluid interactions are accounted for and it is shown that liquid-vapor interfacial energy, and hence Laplace pressure, has limited influence over bubble formation...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776086/universal-avalanche-statistics-and-triggering-close-to-failure-in-a-mean-field-model-of-rheological-fracture
#15
Jordi Baró, Jörn Davidsen
The hypothesis of critical failure relates the presence of an ultimate stability point in the structural constitutive equation of materials to a divergence of characteristic scales in the microscopic dynamics responsible for deformation. Avalanche models involving critical failure have determined common universality classes for stick-slip processes and fracture. However, not all empirical failure processes exhibit the trademarks of criticality. The rheological properties of materials introduce dissipation, usually reproduced in conceptual models as a hardening of the coarse grained elements of the system...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776045/brownian-motion-surviving-in-the-unstable-cubic-potential-and-the-role-of-maxwell-s-demon
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Luca Ornigotti, Artem Ryabov, Viktor Holubec, Radim Filip
The trajectories of an overdamped particle in a highly unstable potential diverge so rapidly, that the variance of position grows much faster than its mean. A description of the dynamics by moments is therefore not informative. Instead, we propose and analyze local directly measurable characteristics, which overcome this limitation. We discuss the most probable particle position (position of the maximum of the probability density) and the local uncertainty in an unstable cubic potential, V(x)∼x^{3}, both in the transient regime and in the long-time limit...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776025/statistical-symmetry-restoration-in-fully-developed-turbulence-renormalization-group-analysis-of-two-models
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N V Antonov, N M Gulitskiy, M M Kostenko, A V Malyshev
In this paper we consider the model of incompressible fluid described by the stochastic Navier-Stokes equation with finite correlation time of a random force. Inertial-range asymptotic behavior of fully developed turbulence is studied by means of the field theoretic renormalization group within the one-loop approximation. It is corroborated that regardless of the values of model parameters and initial data the inertial-range behavior of the model is described by the limiting case of vanishing correlation time...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775979/-the-open-retromuscular-preperitoneal-mesh-repair-of-the-incisional-lateral-hernia-technique-and-results-of-a-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Friedrich-Eckart Isemer, Ulrich Dietz, Maximilian Ackermann
INTRODUCTION: Surgical approaches to flank hernias have been poorly standardised. The most demanding issues in intermuscular net insertion are the limited area in the dorsal direction and the difficulties in fixing the net to the costal arch or the iliac crest. This is why many different surgical procedures have been published. PATIENTS/MATERIAL AND METHODS: From August 2015 to October 2016, nine patients with a primary incisional lateral hernia received open retromuscular preperitoneal mesh repair...
May 18, 2018: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775853/an-ultrasensitive-electrochemiluminescence-biosensor-for-detection-of-microrna-by-in-situ-electrochemically-generated-copper-nanoclusters-as-luminophore-and-tio-2-as-coreaction-accelerator
#19
Hongxia Liao, Ying Zhou, Yaqin Chai, Ruo Yuan
Herein, we constructed an ultrasensitive electrochemiluminescence (ECL) biosensor for detecting microRNA-21 (miR-21) based on in-situ generation of copper nanoclusters (Cu NCs) as luminophore and titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) as coreaction accelerator. First, numerous AT-rich double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) was produced from the conversion of a small amount of target miR-21 via the combination of exonuclease III (Exo III)-assisted amplification and hybridization chain reaction (HCR), which could reduce the aggregation-caused self-etching effect of Cu NCs and improve the emitting of Cu NCs...
May 8, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775681/asymmetric-evolutionary-game-dynamics-based-on-individuals-own-volition
#20
Qiao-Qiao He, Tian-Jiao Feng, Yi Tao, Boyu Zhang, Ting Ji
For the pairwise interactions, the evolution of individual behavior should involve two major factors: one is what you will do in an interaction with a given opponent, and another is what type of opponents you prefer to interact with. In this study, we developed a two-phenotype iterated bimatrix replicator dynamics model based on individuals' own volition, where, different from the classic iterated game model, we assume that (i) for all interaction pairs, the maximum expected interaction time is same and it is limited even if two individuals in an interaction pair would like to keep their interaction; and (ii) all individuals are able to unilaterally break off the interactions with their opponents according to their own volition...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
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