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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735228/the-role-of-nitrogen-uptake-on-the-competition-ability-of-three-vineyard-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strains
#1
Chiara Vendramini, Gemma Beltran, Chiara Nadai, Alessio Giacomini, Albert Mas, Viviana Corich
Three vineyard strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, P301.4, P304.4 and P254.12, were assayed in comparison with a commercial industrial strain, QA23. The aim was to understand if nitrogen availability could influence strain competition ability during must fermentation. Pairwise-strain fermentations and co-fermentations with the simultaneous presence of the four strains were performed in synthetic musts at two nitrogen levels: control nitrogen condition (CNC) that assured the suitable assimilable nitrogen amount required by the yeast strains to complete the fermentation and low nitrogen condition (LNC) where nitrogen is present at very low level...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735198/impact-of-carbon-quantum-dots-on-dynamic-properties-of-bsa-and-bsa-dppc-adsorption-layers
#2
Lu Lai, Xiao-Qian Wei, Wei-Hua Huang, Ping Mei, Zhao-Hua Ren, Yi Liu
The effects of carbon quantum dots (CQDs) on the dynamic properties of bovine serum albumin (BSA) were investigated using pendant drop profile analysis method. Moreover, the effects of CQDs on the competitive adsorption of BSA and dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine (DPPC) were examined. CQDs reduce the fluorescence intensity of BSA and cause a red shift in fluorescence emission. The quenching constant at pH 4.3 is almost twice as large as that of the value obtained at pH 6.0. A small amount of CQDs does not influence the dynamic surface adsorption properties of BSA molecules...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735094/dedicated-tool-to-assess-the-impact-of-a-rhetorical-task-on-human-body-temperature
#3
Robert Koprowski, Sławomir Wilczyński, Katarzyna Martowska, Dominik Gołuch, Emilia Wrocławska-Warchala
Functional infrared thermal imaging is a method widely used in medicine, including analysis of the mechanisms related to the effect of emotions on physiological processes. The article shows how the body temperature may change during stress associated with performing a rhetorical task and proposes new parameters useful for dynamic thermal imaging measurements MATERIALS AND METHODS: 29 healthy male subjects were examined. They were given a rhetorical task that induced stress. Analysis and processing of collected body temperature data in a spatial resolution of 256×512pixels and a temperature resolution of 0...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734574/early-reduction-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-8-serum-levels-is-associated-with-leptin-drop-and-predicts-diabetes-remission-after-bariatric-surgery
#4
Luca Liberale, Aldo Bonaventura, Federico Carbone, Maria Bertolotto, Paola Contini, Nicola Scopinaro, Giovanni Bruno Camerini, Francesco Saverio Papadia, Renzo Cordera, Giovanni Guido Camici, Franco Dallegri, Gian Franco Adami, Fabrizio Montecucco
BACKGROUND: We aimed at investigating whether the acute abrogation of leptin after bariatric surgery is able to reduce neutrophil activation and potentially affect type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remission. METHODS: Metabolic and inflammatory parameters (i.e. leptin, IL-6 and neutrophil products) were compared at baseline (before bariatric surgery), one month, one and three years after surgery in morbid obese (MOB) T2DM patients (n=12) and non-MOB controls (n=32)...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734530/joint-optic-disc-and-cup-boundary-extraction-from-monocular-fundus-images
#5
Arunava Chakravarty, Jayanthi Sivaswamy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Accurate segmentation of optic disc and cup from monocular color fundus images plays a significant role in the screening and diagnosis of glaucoma. Though optic cup is characterized by the drop in depth from the disc boundary, most existing methods segment the two structures separately and rely only on color and vessel kink based cues due to the lack of explicit depth information in color fundus images. METHODS: We propose a novel boundary-based Conditional Random Field formulation that extracts both the optic disc and cup boundaries in a single optimization step...
August 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733891/consequences-of-bisphenol-a-perinatal-exposure-on-immune-responses-and-gut-barrier-function-in-mice
#6
Yann Malaisé, Sandrine Ménard, Christel Cartier, Corinne Lencina, Caroline Sommer, Eric Gaultier, Eric Houdeau, Laurence Guzylack-Piriou
The potent immunomodulatory effect of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A during development and consequences during life span are of increasing concern. Particular interests have been raised from animal studies regarding the risk of developing food intolerance and infection. We aimed to identify immune disorders in mice triggered by perinatal exposure to bisphenol A. Gravid mice were orally exposed to bisphenol (50 μg/kg body weight/day) from day 15 of pregnancy until weaning. Gut barrier function, local and systemic immunity were assessed in adult female offspring...
July 21, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733800/steroid-mediated-decrease-in-blood-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-liver-transplant-could-impact-long-term-recovery
#7
Nykia D Walker, Yasmine Mourad, Katherine Liu, Michael Buxhoeveden, Catherine Schoenberg, Jean D Eloy, Dorian J Wilson, Lloyd G Brown, Andrei Botea, Faraz Chaudhry, Steven J Greco, Nicholas M Ponzio, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, Baburao Koneru, Yuriy Gubenko, Pranela Rameshwar
Orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) remains the standard of care for end stage liver disease. To circumvent allo-rejection, OLT subjects receive gluococorticoids (GC). We investigated the effects of GC on endogenous mesenchymal stem (stromal) cells (MSCs) in OLT. This question is relevant because MSCs have regenerative potential and immune suppressor function. Phenotypic analyses of blood samples from 12 OLT recipients, at pre-anhepatic, anhepatic and post-transplant (2 h, Days 1 and 5) indicated a significant decrease in MSCs after GC injection...
July 21, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733356/steady-state-free-ca2-in-astrocytes-is-decreased-by-experience-and-impacts-arteriole-tone
#8
Eslam M F Mehina, Ciaran Murphy-Royal, Grant R Gordon
Astrocytes can control basal synaptic strength and arteriole tone via their resting Ca2+ activity. However, whether resting astrocyte Ca2+ can adjust to a new steady-state level, with an impact on surrounding brain cells, remains unknown. Using two-photon Ca2+ imaging in male rat acute brain slices of the somatosensory neocortex, we found that theta burst neural activity produced an unexpected long-lasting reduction in astrocyte free Ca2+ in the soma and endfeet. The drop in intracellular Ca2+ was attenuated by antagonists targeting multiple ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptors, and intracellular cascades involved Ca2+ stores and nitric oxide...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733347/ultrastructural-characteristics-and-immune-profile-of-equine-mscs-from-fetal-adnexa
#9
Eleonora Iacono, Luisa Pascucci, Barbara Rossi, Cinzia Bazzucchi, Aliai Lanci, Monica Ceccoli, Barbara Merlo
Both in human and equine species, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from amniotic membrane (AM) and Wharton's jelly (WJ), may be particularly useful for immediate use or in later stages of life, after cryopreservation in cell bank. The aim of this study was to compare equine AM- and WJ-MSCs in vitro features, that may be relevant for their clinical employment. MSCs were more easily isolated from WJ, even if MSCs derived from AM exhibited more rapid proliferation (P<0.05). Osteogenic and chondrogenic differentiation were more prominent in MSCs derived from WJ...
July 21, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733222/molecular-classification-of-hepatocellular-adenoma-in-clinical-practice
#10
REVIEW
Jean-Charles Nault, Valérie Paradis, Daniel Cherqui, Valérie Vilgrain, Jessica Zucman-Rossi
Incidental liver lesion depicted on preoperative imaging for bariatric surgery (BMI = 42) in a 34 year-old woman with oral contraceptive use of 15 years, normal blood liver tests and high CRP (11 mg/L, Nl <6). MRI showed a 6 cm liver nodule in segment V close to the gallbladder. The nodule was moderately hyperintense on T1 (in-phase) and showed a marked and heterogeneous drop in signal intensity on opposedphase sequence suggesting the presence of fat. On T2, the nodule was heterogeneous, hyperintense at the periphery and hypointense in most of the central part...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733200/hypothermic-cooling-measured-by-thermal-mri-imaging-feasibility-and-implications-for-virtual-imaging-in-the-urogenital-pelvis
#11
Douglas Skarecky, Hon Yu, Jennifer Linehan, Blanca Morales, Min-Ying Su, Peter Fwu, Thomas Ahlering
OBJECTIVE: To study the combination of thermal MRI imaging and novel hypothermic cooling, via an Endorectal Cooling Balloon (ECB) to assess the effective dispersion and temperature drop in pelvic tissue to potentially reduce inflammatory cascade in surgical applications. METHODS: Three male subjects, prior to undergoing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), were cooled via an ECB, rendered MRI compatible by for patient safety Prior to ECB hypothermia. MRI studies were performed using a 3T scanner and included T2w anatomical scan for the pelvic structures, followed by a temperature mapping scan...
July 18, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732324/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-amh-levels-in-premenopausal-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-taxane-based-adjuvant-chemotherapy-a-translational-research-project-of-the-success-a-study
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E K Trapp, J Steidl, B Rack, M S Kupka, U Andergassen, J Jückstock, A Kurt, T Vilsmaier, A de Gregorio, N de Gregorio, M Tzschaschel, C Lato, A Polasik, H Tesch, A Schneeweiss, M W Beckmann, P A Fasching, W Janni, V Müller
BACKGROUND: Premenopausal women undergoing chemotherapy are at high risk for premature ovarian failure and its long-term consequences. Data on potential markers to evaluate ovarian reserve pre- and posttreatment are limited. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) known for ovarian reserve in reproductive medicine could be a surrogate marker and was assessed in premenopausal breast cancer patients of the SUCCESS A study (EUDRA-CT no. 2005-000490-21). METHODS: We identified 170 premenopausal patients, age ≤ 40 years at trial entry, who received FEC-Doc as taxane-anthracylince based chemotherapy...
July 18, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731616/inversion-recovery-ultrashort-echo-time-imaging-of-ultrashort-t2-tissue-components-in-ovine-brain-at-3%C3%A2-t-a-sequential-d2-o-exchange-study
#13
Shu-Juan Fan, Yajun Ma, Eric Y Chang, Graeme M Bydder, Jiang Du
Inversion recovery ultrashort echo time (IR-UTE) imaging holds the potential to directly characterize MR signals from ultrashort T2 tissue components (STCs), such as collagen in cartilage and myelin in brain. The application of IR-UTE for myelin imaging has been challenging because of the high water content in brain and the possibility that the ultrashort T2 * signals are contaminated by water protons, including those associated with myelin sheaths. This study investigated such a possibility in an ovine brain D2 O exchange model and explored the potential of IR-UTE imaging for the quantification of ultrashort T2 * signals in both white and gray matter at 3 T...
July 21, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731441/the-distinction-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-protein-precursor-a%C3%AE-pp-ratio-in-platelet-between-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-and-controls-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Yachen Shi, Lihua Gu, Abdul Azeez Alsharif, Zhijun Zhang
To systematically assess the clinical significance of platelet amyloid-β protein precursor (AβPP) ratio between Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients and controls. 14 articles were selected in this analysis by search of databases including PubMed and Web of Science up to December 2016. Random effects models were used to calculate the standardized mean difference (SMD). Subgroup analyses were used to detect the cause of heterogeneity. The result showed a significant drop in platelet AβPP ratio in AD patients compared to controls [SMD: -1...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730881/comparison-of-jump-landing-protocols-with-biodex-balance-system-as-measures-of-dynamic-postural-stability-in-athletes
#15
Zarko Krkeljas
The objective of the study was to determine whether a relationship exists between the two common methods for assessing postural stability in athletes: the time-to-stabilisation (TTS) via force-plate and the Biodex Balance System (BBS). The conditions under which these measurements assess dynamic postural control may not provide sufficient feedback to practitioners. Fourty-four amateur soccer players with no history of musculoskeletal disorders volunteered for the study. Pearson correlation was used to compare the anterior-posterior (AP), medio-lateral (ML), and the overall stability indexes measured by BBS, with the corresponding parameters of TTS assessed via force plate...
July 21, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730822/distributions-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-aromatic-ketones-carboxylic-acids-and-trace-metals-in-arctic-aerosols-long-range-atmospheric-transport-and-photochemical-degradation-production-at-polar-sunrise
#16
Dharmendra Kumar Singh, Kimitaka Kawamura, Ayako Yanase, Leonard Barrie
The distributions, correlations and source apportionment of aromatic acids, aromatic ketones, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and trace metals were studied in Canadian high Arctic aerosols. 19 PAHs including minor sulphur-containing heterocyclic PAH (dibenzothiophene) and major 6 carcinogenic PAHs were detected with a high proportion of fluoranthene followed by benzo[k]fluoranthene, pyrene and chrysene. However, in the sunlit period of spring, their concentrations significantly declined likely due to photochemical decomposition...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729970/severe-cyclophosphamide-related-hyponatremia-in-a-patient-with-acute-glomerulonephritis
#17
Pasquale Esposito, Maria Valentina Domenech, Nicoletta Serpieri, Marta Calatroni, Ilaria Massa, Alessandro Avella, Edoardo La Porta, Luca Estienne, Elena Caramella, Teresa Rampino
Cyclophosphamide is frequently used to treat cancer, autoimmune and renal diseases, such as rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Its side effects are well-known, including bone marrow depression, infections, alopecia, sterility, bladder malignancy and hemorrhagic cystitis. Moreover, in some cases cyclophosphamide use has been related to the onset of hyponatremia, by development of a syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis. Indeed, severe hyponatremia has been previously reported in patients treated with high-dose or moderate-dose of intravenous cyclophosphamide, while only few cases have been reported in patients treated with low dose...
July 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729951/young-children-do-not-require-perceptual-motor-feedback-to-solve-aesop-s-fable-tasks
#18
Rachael Miller, Sarah A Jelbert, Elsa Loissel, Alex H Taylor, Nicola S Clayton
Aesop's Fable tasks-in which subjects drop objects into a water-filled tube to raise the water level and obtain out-of-reach floating rewards -have been used to test for causal understanding of water displacement in both young children and non-human animals. However, a number of alternative explanations for success on these tasks have yet to be ruled out. One hypothesis is that subjects may respond to perceptual-motor feedback: repeating those actions that bring the reward incrementally closer. Here, we devised a novel, forced-choice version of the Aesop's Fable task to assess whether subjects can solve water displacement tasks when this type of feedback is removed...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729443/theta-and-beta-band-neural-activity-reflect-independent-syllable-tracking-and-comprehension-of-time-compressed-speech
#19
Maria Pefkou, Luc H Arnal, Lorenzo Fontolan, Anne-Lise Giraud
Recent psychophysics data suggest that speech perception is not limited by the capacity of the auditory system to encode fast acoustic variations through neural gamma activity, but rather by the time given to the brain to decode them. Whether the decoding process is bounded by the capacity of theta rhythm to follow speech syllabic rhythm, or constrained by a more endogenous top-down mechanism, e.g. involving beta activity, is unknown. We addressed the dynamics of auditory decoding in speech comprehension by challenging syllable tracking and speech decoding using comprehensible and incomprehensible time-compressed auditory sentences...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729128/rosettes-engrailed-edges-and-star-shaped-patterns-between-rediscovery-and-forgetfulness-in-the-early-accounts-of-vibrating-liquid-drops-floating-over-hot-surfaces
#20
Seán M Stewart
Small drops of liquid brought into contact with very hot surfaces float above it as beautiful, slightly flattened spheroids without coming to the boil. An example of film boiling, drops that are sessile can often suddenly and quite unexpectedly start to oscillate forming highly symmetric patterns of surprising pulchritude. The rim of these oscillating drops take on "star-shaped" patterns with many different modes of vibration possible. Still an object of study today, their discovery, early accounts, rediscovery and ensuing controversies over claims of priority, before quietly slipping away from the collective memory of the scientific community to become all but forgotten makes for a compelling story in the early history of film boiling...
July 17, 2017: Endeavour
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