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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342051/appraisal-of-nutrient-distribution-in-the-surface-water-and-bed-sediments-of-a-small-mountainous-river
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Prince George, Sabu Joseph
A total of 42 (21 surface water and 21 bed sediments) samples were collected from upstream to downstream stretches of Meenachil river during pre-monsoon (PRM), monsoon (MON) and post monsoon (POM) seasons. DOC in water showed increasing trend spatially while temporal study illustrates high mean value during PRM (1.58 ppm) followed by POM (0.97) and MON (0.36). Spatial assessment of elements such as Ca, Mg, K and Na in sediments reveals erratic trend during different seasons, while total phosphorous showed escalating trend signifying abrupt addition from anthropogenic sources...
April 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340454/pea-cultivar-and-wheat-residues-affect-carbon-nitrogen-dynamics-in-pea-triticale-intercropping-a-microcosms-approach
#2
Antonella Scalise, Valentini A Pappa, Antonio Gelsomino, Robert M Rees
The underlying mechanisms by which legume cultivars contribute to nitrous oxide (N2O) generation are poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of two pea cultivars (Zero4 and Nitouche) intercropped with triticale, with or without wheat (Triticum aestivum) residues incorporation, on soil C and N dynamics, on bacterial community structure and their links with N2O emissions. Monocrops and bare soil (no plant) treatments were used as an additional control in order to account for the level of mineralisation between treatments...
March 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338964/relationship-between-fine-root-exudation-and-respiration-of-two-quercus-species-in-a-japanese-temperate-forest
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Lijuan Sun, Mioko Ataka, Yuji Kominami, Kenichi Yoshimura
Plants allocate a considerable amount of carbon (C) to fine roots as respiration and exudation. Fine-root exudation could stimulate microbial activity, which further contributes to soil heterotrophic respiration. Although both root respiration and exudation are important components of belowground C cycling, how they relate to each other is less well known. In this study, we aimed to explore this relationship on mature trees growing in the field. The measurements were performed on two canopy species, Quercus serrata Thunb...
March 17, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337175/effects-of-chronic-acth-excess-on-human-adrenal-cortex
#4
REVIEW
Xavier Bertagna
Chronic ACTH excess leads to chronic cortisol excess, without escape phenomenon, resulting in Cushing's syndrome. Excess adrenal androgens also occur: in females, they will overcompensate the gonadotrophic loss, inducing high testosterone; in males, they will not compensate it, inducing low testosterone. Chronic ACTH excess leads to chronic adrenal mineralocorticoid excess and low aldosterone levels: after an acute rise, aldosterone plasma levels resume low values after a few days when ACTH is prolonged. Two other mineralocorticoids in man, cortisol and 11 deoxycorticosterone (DOC), at the zona fasciculata, will not escape the long-term effect of chronic ACTH excess and their secretion rates will remain elevated in parallel...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336202/medical-surgical-activity-and-the-current-state-of-training-of-urology-residents-in-spain-results-of-a-national-survey
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M E Rodríguez-Socarrás, J Gómez Rivas, M García-Sanz, L Pesquera, L Tortolero-Blanco, M Ciappara, A Melnick, J Colombo, G Patruno, Á Serrano-Pascual, J Bachiller-Burgos, J M Cozar-Olmo
OBJECTIVES: To determine the actual state of medical-surgical activity and training for urology residents in Spain. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We designed 2 anonymous surveys, which were uploaded with the Google Docs(©) tool so that the respondents could answer the surveys online. The online collection period was September 2015 to January 2016. The collected data were processing using the statistical programme IBM SPSS for Windows, Version 21.0 and the programme R version 3...
March 20, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335083/down-regulation-of-dab2ip-promotes-colorectal-cancer-invasion-and-metastasis-by-translocating-hnrnpk-into-nucleus-to-enhance-the-transcription-of-mmp2
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X H Zhu, J M Wang, S S Yang, F F Wang, J L Hu, S N Xin, H Men, G F Lu, X L Lan, D Zhang, X Y Wang, W T Liao, Y Q Ding, L Liang
DOC-2/DAB2 interacting protein (DAB2IP) is a RasGAP protein that shows a suppressive effect on cancer progression. Our previous study showed the involvement of transcription regulation of DAB2IP in metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the molecular mechanisms of DAB2IP in regulating the progression of CRC need to be further explored. Here, we identified heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein K (hnRNPK) and matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2) as vital downstream targets of DAB2IP in CRC cells by two-dimensional fluorescence difference gel electrophoresis and cDNA microassay, respectively...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334667/redox-controlled-release-dynamics-of-thallium-in-periodically-flooded-arable-soil
#7
Svetlana Antić-Mladenović, Tina Frohne, Mirjana Kresović, Hans-Joachim Stärk, Dubravka Savić, Vlado Ličina, Jörg Rinklebe
To our knowledge, this is the first work to mechanistically study the impact of the redox potential (EH) and principal factors, such as pH, iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), chlorides (Cl(-)) and sulfates (SO4(2-)), on the release dynamics of thallium (Tl) in periodically flooded soil. We simulated flooding using an automated biogeochemical microcosm system that allows for systematical control of pre-defined redox windows. The EH value was increased mechanistically at intervals of approximately 100 mV from reducing (-211 mV) to oxidizing (475 mV) conditions...
March 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334395/pore-guis-for-parallel-and-real-time-processing-of-minion-sequence-data
#8
Robert Stewart, Mick Watson
Motivation: Oxford Nanopore's MinION device has matured rapidly and is now capable of producing over one million reads and several gigabases of sequence data per run. The nature of the MinION output requires new tools that are easy to use by scientists with a range of computational skills and which enable quick and simple QC and data extraction from MinION runs. Results: We have developed two GUIs for the R package poRe that allow parallel and real-time processing of MinION datasets...
March 9, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327661/near-surface-heating-of-young-rift-sediment-causes-mass-production-and-discharge-of-reactive-dissolved-organic-matter
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Yu-Shih Lin, Boris P Koch, Tomas Feseker, Kai Ziervogel, Tobias Goldhammer, Frauke Schmidt, Matthias Witt, Matthias Y Kellermann, Matthias Zabel, Andreas Teske, Kai-Uwe Hinrichs
Ocean margin sediments have been considered as important sources of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) to the deep ocean, yet the contribution from advective settings has just started to be acknowledged. Here we present evidence showing that near-surface heating of sediment in the Guaymas Basin, a young extensional depression, causes mass production and discharge of reactive dissolved organic matter (DOM). In the sediment heated up to ~100 °C, we found unexpectedly low DOC concentrations in the pore waters, reflecting the combined effect of thermal desorption and advective fluid flow...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326127/detecting-peatland-drains-with-object-based-image-analysis-and-geoeye-1-imagery
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J Connolly, N M Holden
BACKGROUND: Peatlands play an important role in the global carbon cycle. They provide important ecosystem services including carbon sequestration and storage. Drainage disturbs peatland ecosystem services. Mapping drains is difficult and expensive and their spatial extent is, in many cases, unknown. An object based image analysis (OBIA) was performed on a very high resolution satellite image (Geoeye-1) to extract information about drain location and extent on a blanket peatland in Ireland...
December 2017: Carbon Balance and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320524/seasonally-related-effects-on-natural-organic-matter-characteristics-from-source-to-tap-in-korea
#11
S H So, I H Choi, H C Kim, S K Maeng
In this study, natural organic matter (NOM) characteristics were investigated over three years of monthly monitoring to determine the effect of seasonal variations on NOM levels from source to tap. Liquid chromatography with organic carbon detection (LC-OCD) was used to determine NOM characteristics and the level of reduction of biodegradable dissolved organic carbon (BDOC). The average dissolved organic matter concentration in the source water (Lake Paldang, Korea) was not significantly different between summer and winter...
March 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320187/repeated-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-prolonged-disorders-of-consciousness-a-double-blind-cross-over-study
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Anna Estraneo, Angelo Pascarella, Pasquale Moretta, Orsola Masotta, Salvatore Fiorenza, Grazia Chirico, Emanuela Crispino, Vincenzo Loreto, Luigi Trojano
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effects of 5 sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness (DOC). METHODS: Seven patients in vegetative state (VS) and 6 in minimally conscious state (MCS), at ≥3months after brain injury, were randomized into two groups: group 1 received one week of active tDCS and 1week of sham stimulation, separated by 1 resting week; group 2 received active and sham stimulation in reverse order...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319881/40hz-auditory-steady-state-responses-in-patients-with-disorders-of-consciousness-correlation-between-phase-locking-index-and-coma-recovery-scale-revised-score
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Marek Binder, Urszula Górska, Inga Griskova-Bulanova
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to elucidate whether 40Hz auditory steady-state response (ASSR) could be sensitive to the state of patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) as estimated with Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R) diagnostic tool. METHODS: Fifteen DOC patients and 24 healthy controls took part in the study. The 40Hz click trains were used to evoke ASSRs. Mean evoked amplitude (EA) and phase-locking index (PLI) within 38-42Hz window were calculated for 100ms bins, starting from -200 to 700ms relative to stimulus onset...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315766/bone-morphogenetic-protein-4-is-overexpressed-in-and-promotes-migration-and-invasion-of-drug-resistant-cancer-cells
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Kairui Zhou, Xiaoli Shi, Jinling Huo, Weihua Liu, Dongxiao Yang, Tengjiao Yang, Tiantian Qin, Cong Wang
Drug resistance and metastasis significantly hinder chemotherapy and worsen prognoses in cancer. Bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4) belongs to the TGF-β superfamily, has broad biological activities in cell proliferation and cartilage differentiation and is also able to induce migration and invasion. Herein, we investigated the role of BMP4 in the regulation of metastasis in paclitaxel-resistant human esophageal carcinoma EC109 cells (EC109/Taxol) and docetaxel-resistant human gastric cancer MGC803 cells (MGC/Doc)...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315384/the-absorption-enhancer-sodium-deoxycholate-promotes-high-gene-transfer-in-skeletal-muscles
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Christian Leborgne, Debborah Alimi-Guez, Nelly El Shafey, Laetitia van Wittenberghe, Pascal Bigey, Daniel Scherman, Antoine Kichler
Gene delivery to skeletal muscle is a promising strategy for the treatment of muscle disorders and for the systemic secretion of therapeutic proteins. In addition, muscle is an attractive target tissue because it is easily accessible. However, very few synthetic vectors proved capable of surpassing naked DNA mediated muscle gene transfer. In fact, only neutral copolymers, in particular poloxamers, demonstrated capacities to increase transgene expression in skeletal muscles. Here, we studied in vitro and in vivo behaviour of different bile salts...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289404/different-types-of-diatom-derived-extracellular-polymeric-substances-drive-changes-in-heterotrophic-bacterial-communities-from-intertidal-sediments
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Julio Bohórquez, Terry J McGenity, Sokratis Papaspyrou, Emilio García-Robledo, Alfonso Corzo, Graham J C Underwood
Intertidal areas support extensive diatom-rich biofilms. Such microphytobenthic (MPB) diatoms exude large quantities of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) comprising polysaccharides, glycoproteins and other biopolymers, which represent a substantial carbon pool. However, degradation rates of different EPS components, and how they shape heterotrophic communities in sediments, are not well understood. An aerobic mudflat-sediment slurry experiment was performed in the dark with two different EPS carbon sources from a diatom-dominated biofilm: colloidal EPS (cEPS) and the more complex hot-bicarbonate-extracted EPS...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288625/functional-differentiation-of-3-ketosteroid-%C3%AE-1-dehydrogenase-isozymes-in-rhodococcus-ruber-strain-chol-4
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Govinda Guevara, Laura Fernández de Las Heras, Julián Perera, Juana María Navarro Llorens
BACKGROUND: The Rhodococcus ruber strain Chol-4 genome contains at least three putative 3-ketosteroid Δ(1)-dehydrogenase ORFs (kstD1, kstD2 and kstD3) that code for flavoenzymes involved in the steroid ring degradation. The aim of this work is the functional characterization of these enzymes prior to the developing of different biotechnological applications. RESULTS: The three R. ruber KstD enzymes have different substrate profiles. KstD1 shows preference for 9OHAD and testosterone, followed by progesterone, deoxy corticosterone AD and, finally, 4-BNC, corticosterone and 19OHAD...
March 14, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285941/how-far-can-we-go-in-chronic-disorders-of-consciousness-differential-diagnosis-the-use-of-neuromodulation-in-detecting-internal-and-external-awareness
#18
Antonino Naro, Antonino Leo, Alfredo Manuli, Antonino Cannavò, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
Awareness generation and modulation may depend on a balanced information integration and differentiation across default mode network (DMN) and external awareness networks (EAN). Neuromodulation approaches, capable of shaping information processing, may highlight residual network activities supporting awareness, which are not detectable through active paradigms, thus allowing to differentiate chronic disorders of consciousness (DoC). We studied aftereffects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) by applying graph theory within canonical frequency bands to compare the markers of these networks in the electroencephalographic data from 20 patients with DoC...
March 8, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284089/quantifying-tropical-peatland-dissolved-organic-carbon-doc-using-uv-visible-spectroscopy
#19
Sarah Cook, Mike Peacock, Chris D Evans, Susan E Page, Mick J Whelan, Vincent Gauci, Lip Khoon Kho
UV-visible spectroscopy has been shown to be a useful technique for determining dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations. However, at present we are unaware of any studies in the literature that have investigated the suitability of this approach for tropical DOC water samples from any tropical peatlands, although some work has been performed in other tropical environments. We used water samples from two oil palm estates in Sarawak, Malaysia to: i) investigate the suitability of both single and two-wavelength proxies for tropical DOC determination; ii) develop a calibration dataset and set of parameters to calculate DOC concentrations indirectly; iii) provide tropical researchers with guidance on the best spectrophotometric approaches to use in future analyses of DOC...
February 27, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281058/precipitation-and-air-temperature-control-the-variations-of-dissolved-organic-matter-along-an-altitudinal-forest-gradient-gongga-mountains-china
#20
Zhaoyong Hu, Genxu Wang, Xiangyang Sun
Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) contribute significantly to C and N cycling in forest ecosystems. Little information is available on the variations in the DOC and DON concentrations and depositions in bulk and stand precipitation within forests along an altitudinal gradient. To determine the temporal variations in the DOC and DON concentrations and depositions in different forests and the spatial variations along the elevation gradient, the DOC and DON concentrations and depositions were measured in bulk precipitation, throughfall, and stemflow within three forest types, i...
March 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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