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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338143/mastering-the-non-equilibrium-assembly-and-operation-of-molecular-machines
#1
Cristian Pezzato, Chuyang Cheng, J Fraser Stoddart, R Dean Astumian
In mechanically interlocked compounds, such as rotaxanes and catenanes, the molecules are held together by mechanical rather than chemical bonds. These compounds can be engineered to have several well-defined mechanical states by incorporating recognition sites between the different components. The rates of the transitions between the recognition sites can be controlled by introducing steric "speed bumps" or electrostatically switchable gates. A mechanism for the absorption of energy can also be included by adding photoactive, catalytically active, or redox-active recognition sites, or even charges and dipoles...
March 24, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333377/circadian-rhythms-in-adipose-tissue-physiology
#2
Jana-Thabea Kiehn, Anthony H Tsang, Isabel Heyde, Brinja Leinweber, Isa Kolbe, Alexei Leliavski, Anthony H Tsang
The different types of adipose tissues fulfill a wide range of biological functions-from energy storage to hormone secretion and thermogenesis-many of which show pronounced variations over the course of the day. Such 24-h rhythms in physiology and behavior are coordinated by endogenous circadian clocks found in all tissues and cells, including adipocytes. At the molecular level, these clocks are based on interlocked transcriptional-translational feedback loops comprised of a set of clock genes/proteins. Tissue-specific clock-controlled transcriptional programs translate time-of-day information into physiologically relevant signals...
March 16, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326726/-effects-of-different-surface-modifications-on-micro-structure-and-adhesion-of-zirconia-ceramic-an-in-vitro-study
#3
Li Siwen, Li Shishi, Wang Yanhong, Ma Hongmei
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effect of different mechanical-chemical surface treatments on the characteristics, microstructure, and composition of zirconia ceramics and on the zirconia-dentin adhesion. METHODS: The sintered commercial zirconia blocks (IPS e.max ZirCAD) were sectioned into 126 beams (6 mm×6 mm×5 mm) and randomly assigned to seven experimental groups (n=18). The zirconia block specimens were further treated as follows: (A) untreated, as control; (B) sandblasted with 50 μm Al2O3; (C) sandblasted with 50 μm Al2O3+30 μm silica powder; (D) sandblasted with 50 μm Al2O3+30% silica-sol coating; (E) sandblasted with 110 μm Al2O3; (F) sandblasted with 110 μm Al2O3+30 μm silica powder; and (G) sandblasted with 110 μm Al2O3+30% silica-sol coating...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326671/shape-assisted-self-organization-in-highly-disordered-liquid-crystal-phases
#4
Keiki Kishikawa, Yusuke Yamamoto, Go Watanabe, Ayaka Kawamura, Michinari Kohri, Tatsuo Taniguchi
In achiral rod-like molecules, a nematic phase is the most disordered liquid crystal phase, which only has one-directional order in the direction of the molecular long axis. A dumbbell-shaped molecule (compound 3: R-C6 H10 -CH=CH-C6 H4 -CH=CH-C6 H10 -R, (R=nC5 H11 )), and its liquid crystal phase (X phase) are reported, which exhibit high scattering without thermal fluctuation between two nematic phases under a polarized light optical microscope. The X phase was investigated by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and molecular dynamics simulation...
March 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326657/ring-shuttling-controls-macroscopic-motion-in-a-three-dimensional-printed-polyrotaxane-monolith
#5
Qianming Lin, Xisen Hou, Chenfeng Ke
Amplification of molecular motions into the macroscopic world has great potential in the development of smart materials. Demonstrated here is an approach that integrates mechanically interlocked molecules into complex three-dimensional (3D) architectures by direct-write 3D printing. The design and synthesis of polypseudorotaxane hydrogels, which are composed of α-cyclodextrins and poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO-PPO-PEO) triblock copolymers, and their subsequent fabrication into polyrotaxane-based lattice cubes by 3D printing followed by post-printing polymerization are reported...
March 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323175/a-comparative-study-of-bio-inspired-protective-scales-using-3d-printing-and-mechanical-testing
#6
Roberto Martini, Yanis Balit, Francois Barthelat
Flexible natural armors from fish, alligators or armadillo are attracting an increasing amount of attention for their unique combinations of hardness, flexibility and light weight. The extreme contrast of stiffness between hard scales and surrounding soft tissues gives rise to unusual and attractive mechanisms, which now serve as models for the design of bio-inspired armors. Despite this growing interest, there is little guideline for the choice of materials, optimum thickness, size, shape and arrangement for the protective scales...
March 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322351/the-effect-of-surface-texture-on-the-kinetic-friction-of-a-nanowire-on-a-substrate
#7
Hongtao Xie, James Mead, Shiliang Wang, Han Huang
The friction between Al2O3 nanowires and silicon substrates of different surface textures was characterised by use of optical manipulation. It was found that surface textures had significant effect on both the friction and the effective contact area between a nanowire and a substrate. A genetic algorithm was developed to determine the effective contact area between the nanowire and the textured substrate. The frictional force was found to be nearly proportional to the effective contact area, regardless of width, depth, spacing and orientation of the surface textures...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321265/introducing-the-bone-screw-fastener-for-improved-screw-fixation-in-orthopedic-surgery-a-revolutionary-paradigm-shift
#8
Philip F Stahel, Nicholas A Alfonso, Corey Henderson, Todd Baldini
BACKGROUND: Conventional screws used for fracture fixation in orthopedic surgery continue to rely on the historic buttress thread design. While buttress screws generally provide solid resistance against unidirectional axial loading forces, their design suffers from several limitations, as the buttress thread does not adequately resist multiaxial forces. Furthermore, the buttress screw is prone to stripping at the bone-screw interface and can cause microfracturing of the surrounding bone due to its thread design...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303887/the-best-features-of-diamond-nanothread-for-nanofibre-applications
#9
Haifei Zhan, Gang Zhang, Vincent B C Tan, Yuantong Gu
Carbon fibres have attracted interest from both the scientific and engineering communities due to their outstanding physical properties. Here we report that recently synthesized ultrathin diamond nanothread not only possesses excellent torsional deformation capability, but also excellent interfacial load-transfer efficiency. Compared with (10,10) carbon nanotube bundles, the flattening of nanotubes is not observed in diamond nanothread bundles, which leads to a high-torsional elastic limit that is almost three times higher...
March 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300062/hierarchical-porous-interlocked-polymeric-microcapsules-sulfonic-acid-functionalization-as-acid-catalysts
#10
Xiaomei Wang, Jinyan Gu, Lei Tian, Xu Zhang
Owing to their unique structural and surface properties, mesoporous microspheres are widely applied in the catalytic field. Generally, increasing the surface area of the specific active phase of the catalyst is a good method, which can achieve a higher catalytic activity through the fabrication of the corresponding catalytic microspheres with the smaller size and hollow structure. However, one of the major challenges in the use of hollow microspheres (microcapsules) as catalysts is their chemical and structural stability...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299456/interlocking-horizontal-mattress-suture-versus-kakiuchi-technique-in-repair-of-achilles-tendon-rupture-a-biomechanical-study
#11
Matteo Guzzini, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Lorenzo Proietti, Daniele Mazza, Mattia Fabbri, Edoardo Monaco, Germano Ferri, Andrea Ferretti
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the type of surgical treatment for Achilles tendon rupture has been the subject of controversial debate. This biomechanical study evaluates for the first time in literature the ultimate failure load (UFL) of interlocking horizontal mattress (IHM) suture as compared with Kakiuchi suture in Achilles tendon rupture. The hypothesis is that IHM suture can be performed also for Achilles tendon rupture and ensures higher resistance compared with the traditional Kakiuchi suture...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296644/multiscale-porous-titanium-surfaces-via-a-two-step-etching-process-for-improved-mechanical-and-biological-performance
#12
Tae-Sik Jang, Hyun-Do Jung, Sungwon Kim, Byeong-Seok Moon, Jaeuk Baek, Cheonil Park, Juha Song, Hyoun-Ee Kim
Titanium (Ti)-based dental implants with multiscale surface topography have attracted great attention as a promising approach to enhance fixation and long-term stability of the implants, through the synergistic effect of nano- and microscale surface roughness, for accelerated bone regeneration and improved mechanical interlocking. However, structural integrity and mechanical stability of the multiscale roughened Ti surface under deformation need to be considered because significant deformation of dental implants is often induced during the surgical operation...
March 15, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296431/does-unbelted-safety-requirement-affect-protection-for-belted-occupants
#13
Jingwen Hu, Kathleen D Klinich, Miriam A Manary, Carol A C Flannagan, Prabha Narayanaswamy, Matthew P Reed, Margaret Andreen, Mark Neal, Chin-Hsu Lin
OBJECTIVE: Federal regulations in the United States require vehicles to meet occupant performance requirements with unbelted test dummies. Removing the test requirements with unbelted occupants might encourage the deployment of seatbelt interlocks and allow restraint optimization to focus on belted occupants. The objective of this study is to compare the performance of restraint systems optimized for belted only occupants with those optimized for both belted and unbelted occupants using computer simulations and field crash data analyses...
March 15, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291432/comparison-of-non-compression-and-compression-interlocking-intramedullary-nailing-in-rabbit-femoral-shaft-osteotomy-model
#14
Mehmet Emre Baki, Cengiz Aldemir, Fatih Duygun, Ali Doğan, Gökçen Kerimoğlu
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare non-compression and compression intramedullary nailing in an experimental femoral shaft osteotomy model in terms of radiological, histological, and biomechanical aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four white New Zealand rabbits (average weight 4.3 kg; range 4 to 4.8 kg) were divided into three groups. A right femoral osteotomy was performed in all rabbits and all femurs were fixed with titanium compression interlocking intramedullary nail...
April 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285038/peri-implant-distribution-of-polyethylene-debris-in-postmortem-retrieved-knee-arthroplasties-can-polyethylene-debris-explain-loss-of-cement-bone-interlock-in-successful-total-knee-arthroplasties
#15
Karen I Cyndari, Jacklyn R Goodheart, Mark A Miller, Megan E Oest, Timothy A Damron, Kenneth A Mann
BACKGROUND: Loss of mechanical interlock between cement and bone with in vivo service has been recently quantified for functioning, nonrevised, cemented total knee arthroplasties (TKAs). The cause of interlocking trabecular resorption is not known. The goal of this study is to quantify the distribution of PE debris at the cement-bone interface and determine if polyethylene (PE) debris is locally associated with loss of interlock. METHODS: Fresh, nonrevised, postmortem-retrieved TKAs (n = 8) were obtained en bloc...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284990/modeling-the-photoperiodic-entrainment-of-the-plant-circadian-clock
#16
Joëlle De Caluwé, José Romário Fernandes de Melo, Alen Tosenberger, Christian Hermans, Nathalie Verbruggen, Jean-Christophe Leloup, Didier Gonze
The circadian clock is an endogenous 24 hour rhythm that helps organisms anticipate and adapt to daily and seasonal variations in environment, such as the day/night cycle or changing temperatures. The plant clock is a complex network of transcription factors that regulate each other, forming interlocked feedback loops. Most of its components are light-regulated in some way, making the system highly sensitive to changes in light conditions. Here, we explore the mechanisms by which the plant clock adapts to changing day length...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282050/interlocked-molecules-moving-into-another-dimension
#17
Karine Fournel-Marotte, Frédéric Coutrot
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277724/newcomer-adjustment-examining-the-role-of-managers-perception-of-newcomer-proactive-behavior-during-organizational-socialization
#18
Allison M Ellis, Sushil S Nifadkar, Talya N Bauer, Berrin Erdogan
Separate streams of organizational socialization research have recognized the importance of (a) newcomer proactivity and (b) manager support in facilitating newcomer adjustment. However, extant research has largely focused on the newcomers' experience, leaving the perspectives of managers during socialization relatively unexplored-a theoretical gap that has implications both for newcomer adjustment and manager-newcomer interactions that may serve as a basis for future relationship development. Drawing from the "interlocked" employee behavior argument of Weick (1979), we propose that managers' perception of newcomers' proactive behaviors are associated with concordant manager behaviors, which, in turn, support newcomer adjustment...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275772/rapidly-accessible-click-rotaxanes-utilizing-a-single-amide-hydrogen-bond-templating-motif
#19
Beth E Fletcher, Michael J G Peach, Nicholas H Evans
The synthesis of hydrogen bond templated rotaxanes using the CuAAC click reaction has been achieved in yields of up to 47%, employing near stoichiometric equivalents of macrocycle and readily prepared azide and alkyne half-axle components. Interlocked structure formation has been confirmed by NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Density functional theory calculations support (1)H NMR spectroscopic analysis that the macrocycle resides over the amide of the axle component, rather than the newly formed triazole, as a result of more favourable hydrogen bond interactions...
March 9, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273081/a-new-osteichthyan-from-the-late-silurian-of-yunnan-china
#20
Brian Choo, Min Zhu, Qingming Qu, Xiaobo Yu, Liantao Jia, Wenjin Zhao
Our understanding of early gnathostome evolution has been hampered by a generally scant fossil record beyond the Devonian. Recent discoveries from the late Silurian Xiaoxiang Fauna of Yunnan, China, have yielded significant new information, including the earliest articulated osteichthyan fossils from the Ludlow-aged Kuanti Formation. Here we describe the partial postcranium of a new primitive bony fish from the Kuanti Formation that represents the second known taxon of pre-Devonian osteichthyan revealing articulated remains...
2017: PloS One
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