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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527428/physicochemical-and-biological-interactions-between-cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-and-a-1-8-naphthalimide-derivative
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Gerardo Pulido-Reyes, Esperanza Martín, J L Gu Coronado, Francisco Leganes, Roberto Rosal, Francisca Fernández-Piñas
Cerium (Ce) oxide nanoparticles (CNPs) have attracted attention due to their high bioactivity and unique redox-chemistry. The oxygen vacancies at the surface of the nanoparticle explain the autocatalytic properties of CNPs in which the Ce(3+) atoms occupy the center of the oxygen vacancies surrounded by Ce(4+) atoms. Until now, CNPs have been associated with organic molecules at the synthesis stage to extend their applications or improve their stability. However, there is a lack of information regarding the post-synthesis interaction of CNPs and organic molecules that could enhance or induce new properties...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527126/polycaprolactone-based-nanoparticles-loaded-with-indomethacin-for-anti-inflammatory-therapy-from-preparation-to-ex-vivo-study
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Waisudin Badri, Karim Miladi, Sophie Robin, Céline Viennet, Qand Agha Nazari, Géraldine Agusti, Hatem Fessi, Abdelhamid Elaissari
PURPOSE: This work focused on the preparation of polycaprolactone based nanoparticles containing indomethacin to provide topical analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect for symptomatic treatment of inflammatory diseases. Indomethacin loaded nanoparticles are prepared for topical application to decrease indomethacin side effects and administration frequency. Oppositely to already reported works, in this research non-invasive method has been used for the enhancement of indomethacin dermal drug penetration...
May 19, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527021/comorbidity-prevalence-and-treatment-outcome-in-children-and-adolescents-with-adhd
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Laura Reale, Beatrice Bartoli, Massimo Cartabia, Michele Zanetti, Maria Antonella Costantino, Maria Paola Canevini, Cristiano Termine, Maurizio Bonati
Although ADHD comorbidity has been widely studied, some issues remain unsolved. This multicenter observational study aims to examine comorbid psychiatric disorders in a clinical sample of newly diagnosed, treatment naïve children and adolescents with and without ADHD and, to compare treatment efficacy based on the type of comorbidity. We performed an analysis of the medical records of patients identified from the Regional ADHD Registry database, enrolled in 18 ADHD centers in the 2011-2016 period. 1919 of 2861 subjects evaluated (67%) met the diagnostic criteria for ADHD: 650 (34%) had only ADHD, while 1269 (66%) had at least one comorbid psychiatric disorder (learning disorders, 56%; sleep disorders, 23%; oppositional defiant disorder, 20%; anxiety disorders, 12%)...
May 19, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526856/2-hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin-hp%C3%AE-cd-reduces-age-related-lipofuscin-accumulation-through-a-cholesterol-associated-pathway
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Jason Gaspar, Jacques Mathieu, Pedro Alvarez
Oxidative stress causes significant increases in both cholesterol uptake and intracellular accumulation of the aging biomarker lipofuscin. Here we show that HPβCD addition mitigates these adverse effects in human fibroblasts by significantly reducing LDLr and SREBP1 gene expression. In the absence of oxidative stress, HPβCD addition induces a paradoxical response, increasing cholesterol accumulation (but not lipofuscin) via upregulation of cholesterol biosynthesis. These two distinct, but opposite effects highlight a previously overlooked therapeutic consideration: the cholesterol content of the treated cell determines which cholesterol pathways, either beneficial or harmful, are responsive to HPβCD...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526840/in-situ-stem-imaging-of-growth-and-phase-change-of-individual-cualx-precipitates-in-al-alloy
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Chunhui Liu, Sairam K Malladi, Qiang Xu, Jianghua Chen, Frans D Tichelaar, Xiaodong Zhuge, Henny W Zandbergen
Age-hardening in Al alloys has been used for over a century to improve its mechanical properties. However, the lack of direct observation limits our understanding of the dynamic nature of the evolution of nanoprecipitates during age-hardening. Using in-situ (scanning) transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM) while heating an Al-Cu alloy, we were able to follow the growth of individual nanoprecipitates at atomic scale. The heat treatments carried out at 140, 160, 180 and 200 °C reveal a temperature dependence on the kinetics of precipitation and three kinds of interactions of nano-precipitates...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526804/ova12-promotes-tumor-growth-by-regulating-p53-expression-in-human-cancer-cells
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Renfeng Zhang, Xicai Wu, Xiangfeng Xia, Asma Khanniche, Feifei Song, Bingchang Zhang, Ying Wang, Hailiang Ge
Ovarian cancer-associated antigen 12 (OVA12) was first identified in an ovarian carcinoma complementary DNA (cDNA) expression library and has been shown to play an important role in tumor growth. Here, we found that overexpression of OVA12 accelerated tumor growth in different tumor cells, whereas OVA12 depletion was associated with the opposite effect. Moreover, knocking down OVA12 led to a significant increase in the protein levels of p53, and the overexpression of OVA12 significantly decreased endogenous p53 levels...
April 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525952/sb-and-n-incorporation-interplay-in-gaassbn-gaas-epilayers-near-lattice-matching-condition-for-1-0-1-16-ev-photonic-applications
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V Braza, D F Reyes, A Gonzalo, A D Utrilla, T Ben, J M Ulloa, D González
As promising candidates for solar cell and photodetection applications in the range 1.0-1.16 eV, the growth of dilute nitride GaAsSbN alloys lattice matched to GaAs is studied. With this aim, we have taken advantage of the temperature gradient in the molecular beam epitaxy reactor to analyse the impact of temperature on the incorporation of Sb and N species according to the wafer radial composition gradients. The results from the combination of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopies (EDS) show an opposite rate of incorporation between N and Sb as we move away from the centre of the wafer...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525601/too-fast-or-too-slow-time-and-neuronal-variability-in-bipolar-disorder-a-combined-theoretical-and-empirical-investigation
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Georg Northoff, Paola Magioncalda, Matteo Martino, Hsin-Chien Lee, Ying-Chi Tseng, Timothy Lane
Time is an essential feature in bipolar disorder (BP). Manic and depressed BP patients perceive the speed of time as either too fast or too slow. The present article combines theoretical and empirical approaches to integrate phenomenological, psychological, and neuroscientific accounts of abnormal time perception in BP. Phenomenology distinguishes between perception of inner time, ie, self-time, and outer time, ie, world-time, that desynchronize or dissociate from each other in BP: inner time speed is abnormally slow (as in depression) or fast (as in mania) and, by taking on the role as default-mode function, impacts and modulates the perception of outer time speed in an opposite way, ie, as too fast in depression and too slow in mania...
May 19, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525580/a-new-formulation-of-random-genetic-drift-and-its-application-to-the-evolution-of-cell-populations
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Yuxin Chen, Ding Tong, Chung-I Wu
Random genetic drift, or stochastic change in gene frequency, is a fundamental evolutionary force that is usually defined within the ideal Wright-Fisher (WF) population. However, as the theory is increasingly applied to populations that deviate strongly from the ideal model, a paradox of random drift has emerged. When drift is defined by the WF model, it becomes stronger as the population size, N, decreases. However, the intensity of competition decreases when N decreases and, hence, drift might become weaker...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525511/factors-affecting-acoustics-and-speech-intelligibility-in-the-operating-room-size-matters
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Richard R McNeer, Christopher L Bennett, Danielle Bodzin Horn, Roman Dudaryk
INTRODUCTION: Noise in health care settings has increased since 1960 and represents a significant source of dissatisfaction among staff and patients and risk to patient safety. Operating rooms (ORs) in which effective communication is crucial are particularly noisy. Speech intelligibility is impacted by noise, room architecture, and acoustics. For example, sound reverberation time (RT60) increases with room size, which can negatively impact intelligibility, while room objects are hypothesized to have the opposite effect...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524855/viral-hijacking-of-host-caspases-an-emerging-category-of-pathogen-host-interactions
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REVIEW
Patrick F Connolly, Howard O Fearnhead
Viruses co-evolve with their hosts, and many viruses have developed mechanisms to suppress or modify the host cell apoptotic response for their own benefit. Recently, evidence has emerged for the opposite strategy. Some viruses have developed the ability to co-opt apoptotic caspase activity to facilitate their own proliferation. In these strategies, viral proteins are cleaved by host caspases to create cleavage products with novel activities which facilitate viral replication. This represents a novel and interesting class of viral-host interactions, and also represents a new group of non-apoptotic roles for caspases...
May 19, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524819/chronic-pain-induces-generalized-enhancement-of-aversion
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Qiaosheng Zhang, Toby Manders, Ai Phuong Tong, Runtao Yang, Arpan Garg, Erik Martinez, Haocheng Zhou, Jahrane Dale, Abhinav Goyal, Louise Urien, Guang Yang, Zhe Chen, Jing Wang
A hallmark feature of chronic pain is its ability to impact other sensory and affective experiences. It is notably associated with hypersensitivity at the site of tissue injury. It is less clear, however, if chronic pain can also induce a generalized site-nonspecific enhancement in the aversive response to nociceptive inputs. Here, we showed that chronic pain in one limb in rats increased the aversive response to acute pain stimuli in the opposite limb, as assessed by conditioned place aversion. Interestingly, neural activities in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) correlated with noxious intensities, and optogenetic modulation of ACC neurons showed bidirectional control of the aversive response to acute pain...
May 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524654/polyethylenimine-insulativity-dominant-charge-injection-balance-for-highly-efficient-inverted-quantum-dot-light-emitting-diodes
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Ke Ding, Hongting Chen, Lianwei Fan, Bo Wang, Zhi Huang, Shaoqing Zhuang, Bin Hu, Lei Wang
Quantum dot light emitting diode (QLED) with an inverted architecture always suffers charge injection imbalance and severe quantum dot charging, which degrades device performance. Blocking excess injected electrons into quantum dots (QDs) is crucial for efficient inverted QLEDs. It is found that Polyethylenimine (PEI) has two opposite effect on electron injection, one is blocking electron injection by its intrinsic insulativity and the other one is promoting electron injection by the reduced work function of ZnO/PEI...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524326/family-planning-knowledge-and-use-among-women-in-camps-for-internally-displaced-people-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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Rogatien M Kisindja, Christophe Kimona, Modestine Etoy, Florby Dorme, Nerys Benfield
OBJECTIVE: To describe family planning awareness and needs among internally displaced women residing in the Mugunga camps in North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of women aged 14-45 years residing in the Mugunga camps was conducted during March 2014. The verbally administered survey assessed participants' obstetric history and their family planning knowledge, interest, and use. Descriptive statistics were obtained...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524087/in-vitro-assessment-of-early-bacterial-activity-on-micro-nanostructured-ti6al4v-surfaces
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Benjamin Valdez-Salas, Ernesto Beltrán-Partida, Sandra Castillo-Uribe, Mario Curiel-Álvarez, Roumen Zlatev, Margarita Stoytcheva, Gisela Montero-Alpírez, Lidia Vargas-Osuna
It is imperative to understand and systematically compare the initial interactions between bacteria genre and surface properties. Thus, we fabricated a flat, anodized with 80 nm TiO₂ nanotubes (NTs), and a rough Ti6Al4V surface. The materials were characterized using field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). We cultured in vitro Staphylococcus epidermidis (S. epidermidis) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) to evaluate the bacterial-surface behavior by FE-SEM and viability calculation...
May 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523742/bandgap-engineering-of-lead-free-double-perovskite-cs2agbibr6-through-trivalent-metal-alloying
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Kezhao Du, Weiwei Meng, Xiaoming Wang, Yanfa Yan, David B Mitzi
The double perovskite family, A2MIMIIIX6, represents a promising route to overcome the lead toxicity issue confronting current photovoltaic (PV) standout, CH3NH3PbI3. Given the generally large indirect bandgap within most known double perovskites, bandgap engineering provides an important approach for targeting outstanding PV performance within this family. Using Cs2AgBiBr6 as host, we demonstrate bandgap engineering through alloying of InIII/SbIII. Cs2Ag(Bi1-xMx)Br6 (M = In, Sb) accommodates up to 75% InIII with increased bandgap, and up to 37...
May 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523739/mechanisms-of-peptide-sex-pheromone-regulation-of-conjugation-in-enterococcus-faecalis
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Yuqing Chen, Arpan Bandyopadhyay, Briana K Kozlowicz, Heather A H Haemig, Albert Tai, Wei-Shou Hu, Gary M Dunny
In many gram positive bacteria, horizontal transfer and virulence are regulated by peptide-mediated cell-cell signaling. The heptapeptide cCF10 (C) activates conjugative transfer of the Enterococcus faecalis plasmid pCF10, whereas the iCF10 (I) peptide inhibits transfer. Both peptides bind to the same domain of the master transcription regulator PrgX, a repressor of transcription of the prgQ operon encoding conjugation genes. We show that repression of prgQ by PrgX tetramers requires formation of a pCF10 DNA loop where each of two PrgX DNA-binding sites is occupied by a dimer...
May 19, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523599/differential-effects-of-early-life-nutrient-restriction-in-long-lived-ghr-ko-and-normal-mice
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Yimin Fang, Samuel McFadden, Justin Darcy, Cristal M Hill, Joshua A Huber, Steve Verhulst, John J Kopchick, Richard A Miller, Liou Y Sun, Andrzej Bartke
There is increasing evidence that growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signaling (collectively referred to as somatotropic signaling) during development has a profound influence on aging and longevity. Moreover, the absence of GH action was shown to modify responses of adult mice to calorie restriction (CR) and other antiaging interventions. It was therefore of interest to determine whether GH resistance in GH receptor knockout (GHR-KO) mice would modify the effects of mild pre-weaning CR imposed by increasing the number of pups in a litter (the so-called litter crowding)...
May 18, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523320/multifocal-and-multicentric-low-grade-oligoastrocytoma-in-a-young-patient
#19
Florin Grosu, Aurelian Ungureanu, Elettra Bianchi, Bianca Moscu, Liliana Coldea, Adrian LaurenŢiu Stupariu, Ionica Pirici, Carmen Corina Roman-Filip
Multiple primary central nervous system tumors are rarely seen in clinical practice and reported in the literature. The pathogenesis of multicentricity of primary tumors of the central nervous system still remains a debate, this pathology being found in almost two percent of reported tumor cases. Multifocal tumors are often described within the same hemisphere and supposed to be disseminated along the white matter tracts. On the opposite, multicentric tumors are found in the other hemisphere in subtentorial structures and are considered synchronous...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523153/pleural-pressure-theory-revisited-a-role-for-capillary-equilibrium
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Aaron R Casha, Roberto Caruana-Gauci, Alexander Manche, Marilyn Gauci, Stanley Chetcuti, Luca Bertolaccini, Marco Scarci
BACKGROUND: Theories elucidating pleural pressures should explain all observations including the equal and opposite recoil of the chest wall and lungs, the less than expected pleural hydrostatic gradient and its variation at lobar margins, why pleural pressures are negative and how pleural fluid circulation functions. METHODS: A theoretical model describing equilibrium between buoyancy, hydrostatic forces, and capillary forces is proposed. The capillary equilibrium model described depends on control of pleural fluid volume and protein content, powered by an active pleural pump...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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