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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786663/modeling-the-effect-of-primary-and-secondary-twinning-on-texture-evolution-during-severe-plastic-deformation-of-a-twinning-induced-plasticity-steel
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Laszlo S Toth, Christian Haase, Robert Allen, Rimma Lapovok, Dmitri A Molodov, Mohammed Cherkaoui, Haitham El Kadiri
Modeling the effect of deformation twinning and the ensuing twin-twin- and slip-twin-induced hardening is a long-standing problem in computational mechanical metallurgy of materials that deform by both slip and twinning. In this work, we address this effect using the twin volume transfer method, which obviates the need of any cumbersome criterion for twin variant selection. Additionally, this method is capable of capturing, at the same time, secondary or double twinning, which is particularly important for modeling in large strain regimes...
May 22, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786658/melatonin-as-a-therapy-for-traumatic-brain-injury-a-review-of-published-evidence
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Nicole Osier, Emily McGreevy, Lan Pham, Ava Puccio, Dianxu Ren, Yvette P Conley, Sheila Alexander, C Edward Dixon
Melatonin (MEL) is a hormone that is produced in the brain and is known to bind to MEL-specific receptors on neuronal membranes in several brain regions. MEL's documented neuroprotective properties, low toxicity, and ability to cross the blood-brain-barrier have led to its evaluation for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition for which there are currently no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved therapies. The purpose of this manuscript is to summarize the evidence surrounding the use of melatonin after TBI, as well as identify existing gaps and future directions...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785949/-the-functions-of-yhcz-gene-during-bacillus-thuringiensis-growth
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Lin da Jia, Tan Tan Gao, Qi Peng, Jing Lv, Jie Zhang, Min Chen, Fu Ping Song
yhcZ and yhcY genes constitute a two-component system in Bacillus subtilis and B. cereus that regulates bacterial growth. However, the exact biological function of yhcZ gene in B. thuringiensis has not been fully elucidated. In this study, we proved that HD73_5824 is an yhcZ gene in B. thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki HD73 strain by combining gene functional annotation, analysis of upstream and downstream genes arrangement, and amino acid sequence alignment. This yhcZ gene may co-regulate bacterial growth with HD73_5825 gene (yhcY gene) by constituting a two-component system...
May 20, 2018: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785930/shearing-in-flow-environment-promotes-evolution-of-social-behavior-in-microbial-populations
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Gurdip Uppal, Dervis Vural
How producers of public goods persist in microbial communities is a major question in evolutionary biology. Cooperation is evolutionarily unstable, since cheating strains can reproduce quicker and take over. Spatial structure has been shown to be a robust mechanism for the evolution of cooperation. Here we study how spatial assortment might emerge from native dynamics and show that fluid flow shear promotes cooperative behavior. Social structures arise naturally from our advection-diffusion-reaction model as self-reproducing Turing patterns...
May 22, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785529/isolation-and-characterization-of-bacillus-sp-gfp-2-a-novel-bacillus-strain-with-antimicrobial-activities-from-whitespotted-bamboo-shark-intestine
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Jia Wu, Guoqiang Xu, Yangyang Jin, Cong Sun, Li Zhou, Guodong Lin, Rong Xu, Ling Wei, Hui Fei, Dan Wang, Jianqing Chen, Zhengbing Lv, Kuancheng Liu
The abuse of antibiotics and following rapidly increasing of antibiotic-resistant pathogens is the serious threat to our society. Natural products from microorganism are regarded as the important substitution antimicrobial agents of antibiotics. We isolated a new strain, Bacillus sp. GFP-2, from the Chiloscyllium plagiosum (Whitespotted bamboo shark) intestine, which showed great inhibitory effects on the growth of both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Additionally, the growth of salmon was effectively promoted when fed with inactivated strain GFP-2 as the inhibition agent of pathogenic bacteria...
May 22, 2018: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785498/survival-of-planktonic-and-sessile-cells-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-and-lactobacillus-reuteri-upon-exposure-to-simulated-fasting-state-gastrointestinal-conditions
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Kyle B Klopper, Elanna Bester, Shelly M Deane, Gideon M Wolfaardt, Leon M T Dicks
In this study, we report on the formation and resilience of Lactobacillus reuteri HFI-LD5 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus HFI-K2 biofilms cultivated in a CO2 evolution measurement system (CEMS) and exposed to biologically relevant, fasting-state gastrointestinal fluids under continuous flow conditions. For comparative purposes, planktonic and sessile populations of L. reuteri HFI-LD5 and L. rhamnosus HFI-K2 were each exposed to fasting-state gastric fluid (FSGF, pH 2.0) for 2 h, fasting-state intestinal fluid (FSIF, pH 7...
May 21, 2018: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785218/molecular-study-of-quinolone-resistance-determining-regions-of-gyra-gene-and-parc-gene-s-in-clinical-isolates-of-acintobacter-baumannii-resistant-to-fluoroquinolone
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Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, Nermen Abou ElKheir, Mohamed Mofreh
Introduction: Acinetobacterb aumannii ( A. baumannii ) is an important pathogen in health care associated infections. Quinolone resistance has emerged in this pathogen. Aims & Objectives: The aim of the present study was to determine the presence of mutations of gyrA gene and parC genes by Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Polymerase Chain Reaction (RFLP-PCR) among clinical isolates of A. baumanii . Materials and Methods: The study was carried out on 140 clinical isolates of A...
2018: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785070/analysis-of-antibiotics-resistant-genes-in-different-strains-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#8
Benson Otarigho, Mofolusho O Falade
The control of Staphylococcus aureus infection is being hampered by methicillin and other resistant strains. The identification of the unique antibiotic resistant genes from the genomes of various strains of S. aureus is of interest. We analyzed 11 S. aureus genomes sequences for Antibiotics Resistance Genes (ARGs) using CARD 2017 platform. We identified 32 ARGs across 11 S. aureus strains. Tet(38), norB, lmrB, mepA and mepR were present across genomes except for S. aureus strain UTSW MRSA 55. The mepA and mepR were found across 11 different genomes...
2018: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784921/the-significance-of-deformation-mechanisms-on-the-fracture-behavior-of-phase-reversion-induced-nanostructured-austenitic-stainless-steel
#9
R D K Misra, V S Y Injeti, M C Somani
We describe here the relationship between grain structure, deformation mechanism and fracture characteristics in an austenitic stainless steel. This was accomplished using the novel concept of phase reversion that enabled a wide range of grain size from nanograined/ultrafine grained (NG/UFG) to coarse-grained (CG) regime to be obtained in a single material through change in temperature-time annealing sequence. In the NG/UFG structure, a marked increase in abundance of stacking faults (SFs) and twin density with strain was observed that led to a decrease in the average spacing between adjacent SFs, thus converting stacking faults into twins...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784885/-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-regulated-intramembrane-proteolysis-rip-protease-mucp-can-overcome-mutations-in-the-algo-periplasmic-protease-to-restore-alginate-production-in-nonmucoid-revertants
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Camila Delgado, Laura Florez, Ivonne Lollett, Christine Lopez, Shiva Kangeyan, Hansi Kumari, Marios Stylianou, Robert J Smiddy, Lisa Schneper, Robert T Sautter, George Szatmari, Kalai Mathee
The progression of cystic fibrosis (CF) from an acute to a chronic disease is often associated with the conversion of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa from a nonmucoid form to a mucoid form in the lung. This conversion involves the overproduction of the exopolysaccharide alginate, whose production is under control of the AlgT/U sigma factor. This factor is regulated posttranslationally by an extremely unstable process and has been commonly attributed to mutations in the algT/U gene. By exploiting this unstable phenotype, we isolated 34 spontaneous nonmucoid variants arising from the mucoid strain PDO300, a PAO1 derivative containing the mucA22 allele commonly found in mucoid CF isolates...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784867/patient-beliefs-and-attitudes-to-taking-statins-systematic-review-of-qualitative-studies
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Angela Ju, Camilla S Hanson, Emily Banks, Rosemary Korda, Jonathan C Craig, Tim Usherwood, Peter MacDonald, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND: Statins are effective in preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and are recommended for at-risk individuals but estimated adherence rates are low. AIM: To describe patients' perspectives, experiences, and attitudes towards taking statins. DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review of qualitative studies reporting perspectives of patients on statins. METHOD: PsycINFO, CINAHL, Embase, MEDLINE, and PhD dissertations from inception to 6 October 2016 were searched for qualitative studies on adult patients' perspectives on statins...
May 21, 2018: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784864/group-iia-secreted-phospholipase-a-2-in-human-serum-kills-commensal-but-not-clinical-enterococcus-faecium-isolates
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Fernanda L Paganelli, Helen L Leavis, Samantha He, Nina M van Sorge, Christine Payré, Gérard Lambeau, Rob J L Willems, Suzan H M Rooijakkers
Human innate immunity employs cellular and humoral mechanisms to facilitate rapid killing of invading bacteria. The direct killing of bacteria by human serum is mainly attributed to the activity of the complement system that forms pores in Gram-negative bacteria. Although Gram-positive bacteria are considered resistant to serum killing, we here uncover that normal human serum effectively kills Enterococcus faecium. Comparison of a well-characterized collection of commensal and clinical E. faecium isolates revealed that human serum specifically kills commensal E...
May 21, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784847/translation-elongation-factor-4-lepa-contributes-to-tetracycline-susceptibility-by-stalling-elongating-ribosomes
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Bin Liu, Chunlai Chen
Even though elongation factor 4 (EF4) is the third most conserved protein in bacteria, its physiological functions remain largely unknown and its proposed molecular mechanisms are conflicting among previous studies. In the present study we show that growth of an Escherichia coli strain is more susceptible to tetracycline than its EF4 knockout strain. In consistence with previous studies, our results suggested that EF4 affects ribosome biogenesis when tetracycline is present. Through ribosome profiling analysis, we discovered that EF4 causes 1-nucleotide shifting of ribosomal footprints on mRNA when cells have been exposed to tetracycline...
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784838/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-effects-of-a-clpp-activating-antibiotic-against-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci
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Autumn Brown Gandt, Elizabeth C Griffith, Ida M Lister, Lisa L Billings, Angel Han, Rajendra Tangallapally, Ying Zhao, Aman P Singh, Richard E Lee, Michael D LaFleur
Antibiotics with novel bactericidal mechanisms of action are urgently needed. The antibiotic acyldepsipeptide 4 (ADEP4) activates the ClpP protease and causes cells to self-digest. The effects of ADEP4 and ClpP activation have not been sufficiently characterized for the enterococci, which are important pathogens known for high levels of acquired and intrinsic antibiotic resistance. In the present study, ADEP4 was found to be potently active against both Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium with an MIC90 of 0...
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784775/recombinant-escherichia-coli-as-a-biofactory-for-various-single-and-multi-element-nanomaterials
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Yoojin Choi, Tae Jung Park, Doh C Lee, Sang Yup Lee
Nanomaterials (NMs) are mostly synthesized by chemical and physical methods, but biological synthesis is also receiving great attention. However, the mechanisms for biological producibility of NMs, crystalline versus amorphous, are not yet understood. Here we report biosynthesis of 60 different NMs by employing a recombinant Escherichia coli strain coexpressing metallothionein, a metal-binding protein, and phytochelatin synthase that synthesizes a metal-binding peptide phytochelatin. Both an in vivo method employing live cells and an in vitro method employing the cell extract are used to synthesize NMs...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784052/the-effect-of-heart-failure-and-left-ventricular-assist-device-treatment-on-right-ventricular-mechanics-a-computational-study
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Jun I K Park, Aulia Khamas Heikhmakhtiar, Chang Hyun Kim, Yoo Seok Kim, Seong Wook Choi, Kwang Soup Song, Ki Moo Lim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although it is important to analyze the hemodynamic factors related to the right ventricle (RV) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, previous studies have focused only on the alteration of the ventricular shape and lack quantitative analysis of the various hemodynamic parameters. Therefore, we quantitatively analyzed various hemodynamic parameters related to the RV under normal, heart failure (HF), and HF incorporated with continuous flow LVAD therapy by using a computational model...
May 22, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783993/cirsimaritin-inhibits-influenza-a-virus-replication-by-downregulating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-transduction-pathway
#17
Haiyan Yan, Huiqiang Wang, Linlin Ma, Xueping Ma, Jinqiu Yin, Shuo Wu, Hua Huang, Yuhuan Li
BACKGROUND: Artemisia scoparia Waldst and Kit is a famous traditional Chinese medicine widely distributed in Xinjiang, China. Flavonoids extracted from it exhibits inhibitory activities against several influenza virus strains. Despite this fact, the antiviral properties of CST, one of such flavonoids, against the influenza virus has not been reported. Thus, the aim of this study is to investigate the anti-influenza virus efficacy and antiviral mechanism of CST. METHODS: The inhibitory activity of CST against influenza viruses was assessed by using viral titers and performing Western blot, qRT-PCR, and immunofluorescence assays in Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells and a human monocytic cell line (THP-1)...
May 21, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783693/microstructural-evolution-in-high-strain-rate-deformation-of-ti-5al-5mo-5v-1cr-1fe-alloy
#18
Chun Ran, Pengwan Chen, Zemin Sheng, Jingbo Li, Wangfeng Zhang
To study the microstructural evolution in high-strain-rate shear deformation of Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-1Cr-1Fe (Ti-55511) alloy, a series of forced shear tests of hat-shaped specimens have been conducted using a split Hopkinson pressure bar combined with the "strain-frozen" technique. A localized shear band is induced in Ti-55511 alloy in these tests. The experimental results demonstrate that the flow stress in hat-shaped specimens remains constant (about 600 MPa) and is independent of punching depth. The width of the adiabatic shear band increases with increasing punching depth and tends to saturate at 30 μm, and the estimation of the adiabatic shear band (ASB) width in hat-shaped (HS) specimens has been modified...
May 18, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783658/quorum-sensing-versus-quenching-bacterial-isolates-obtained-from-mbr-plants-treating-leachates-from-municipal-solid-waste
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Albert Soler, Lucía Arregui, Miguel Arroyo, José Antonio Mendoza, Andrea Muras, Cristina Álvarez, Cristina García-Vera, Domingo Marquina, Antonio Santos, Susana Serrano
Quorum sensing (QS) is a mechanism dependent on bacterial density. This coordinated process is mediated by the synthesis and the secretion of signal molecules, called autoinducers (AIs). N -acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs) are the most common AIs that are used by Gram-negative bacteria and are involved in biofilm formation. Quorum Quenching (QQ) is the interference of QS by producing hydrolyzing enzymes, among other strategies. The main objective of the present study was to identify QS and QQ strains from MBR wastewater treatment plants...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783203/mechanical-characterization-and-ion-release-of-bioactive-dental-composites-containing-calcium-phosphate-particles
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Livia C Natale, Marcela C Rodrigues, Yvette Alania, Marina D S Chiari, Leticia C C Boaro, Marycel Cotrim, Oscar Vega, Roberto R Braga
OBJECTIVE: to verify the effect of the addition of dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (DCPD) particles functionalized with di- or triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (DEGDMA or TEGDMA) on the degree of conversion (DC), post-gel shrinkage (PS), mechanical properties, and ion release of experimental composites. METHODS: Four composites were prepared containing a BisGMA/TEGDMA matrix and 60 vol% of fillers. The positive control contained only barium glass fillers, while in the other composites 15 vol% of the barium was replaced by DCPD...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
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