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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092825/non-invasive-techniques-for-revealing-the-palette-of-the-romantic-painter-francesco-hayez
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Laura Rampazzi, Valentina Brunello, Cristina Corti, Elena Lissoni
This paper describes the first systematic analysis of the palette of Francesco Hayez, one of the most outstanding artists of European Romanticism, whose painting technique has never been extensively investigated despite the plethora of artistic studies. He lived in a particular moment in the history of painting, as in the first half of the 19th century many synthetic pigments were available, also in tin tubes, but traditional materials were still used. Sixteen paintings on canvas and on panels, created between 1823 and 1868, were analyzed in situ through non-invasive techniques (infrared reflectography and infrared reflection spectroscopy)...
January 5, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092124/active-site-mapping-of-xylan-deconstructing-enzymes-with-arabinoxylan-oligosaccharides-produced-by-automated-glycan-assembly
#2
Deborah Senf, Colin Ruprecht, Goswinus de Kruijff, Sebastian Simonetti, Frank Schuhmacher, Peter Seeberger, Fabian Pfrengle
Xylan-degrading enzymes are crucial for the deconstruction of hemicellulosic biomass, making the hydrolysis products available for various industrial applications such as biofuel production. To determine the substrate specificities of these enzymes, we prepared a collection of complex xylan oligosaccharides by automated glycan assembly. Seven differentially protected building blocks provided the basis for the modular assembly of 2-substituted, 3-substituted, and 2-/3-substituted arabino- and glucuronoxylan oligosaccharides...
January 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091970/comparison-of-two-adsorbent-based-de-bittering-procedures-for-neem-azadirachta-indica-a-juss-tea-effect-on-polyphenols-anti-oxidant-capacity-color-and-volatile-profile
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Abhinandya Datta, Ingolf U Grün, Misha T Kwasniewski, Lakdas N Fernando
Bitterness reduction, especially of foods and beverages containing phytonutrients, is one of the biggest challenges in the food industry because bitterness has a deleterious effect on the taste profile of foods and beverages. Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) is a medicinal tree, indigenous to the Indian-subcontinent, whose medicinal properties have led to it being heralded as the tree which is the "panacea for all diseases". However, neem leaf is extremely bitter, in large part due to its limonoid content, making it unpalatable...
January 14, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091850/repeated-applications-of-photodynamic-therapy-on-candida-glabrata-biofilms-formed-in-acrylic-resin-polymerized
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Lírian Silva de Figueiredo Freitas, Rodnei Dennis Rossoni, Antonio Olavo Cardoso Jorge, Juliana Campos Junqueira
Previous studies have been suggested that photodynamic therapy (PDT) can be used as an adjuvant treatment for denture stomatitis. In this study, we evaluated the effects of multiple sessions of PDT on Candida glabrata biofilms in specimens of polymerized acrylic resin formed after 5 days. Subsequently, four applications of PDT were performed on biofilms in 24-h intervals (days 6-9). Also, we evaluated two types of PDT, including application of laser and methylene blue or light-emitting diode (LED) and erythrosine...
January 14, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091808/occupational-and-environmental-scleroderma-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Rafael Moreno, Xavier Corbella
The etiology of systemic sclerosis (SSc) remains unknown; however, several occupational and environmental factors have been implicated. Our objective was to perform a meta-analysis of all studies published on SSc associated with occupational and environmental exposure. The review was undertaken by means of MEDLINE and SCOPUS from 1960 to 2014 and using the terms: "systemic," "scleroderma," or "systemic sclerosis/chemically induced" [MesH]. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale was used for the qualifying assessment. The inverse variance-weighted method was performed...
January 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091666/chemoenzymatic-synthesis-of-unmodified-heparin-oligosaccharides-cleavage-of-p-nitrophenyl-glucuronide-by-alkaline-and-smith-degradation
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Xing Zhang, Yongmei Xu, Po-Hung Hsieh, Jian Liu, Lei Lin, Eric P Schmidt, Robert J Linhardt
A heparin oligosaccharide having a completely natural structure was successfully synthesized through a chemoenzymatic approach using an unnatural glycosyl acceptor, p-nitrophenyl glucuronide (GlcA-pNP). The use of an inexpensive and commercially available GlcA-pNP acceptor facilitates oligosaccharide recovery and purification on C-18 resin during chemoenzymatic synthesis. Oligosaccharide chain extension and modification afforded a heptasaccharide with gluconic acid residues at its reducing and non-reducing ends...
January 16, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091437/radiopacity-of-bulk-fill-flowable-resin-composite-materials
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T Yildirim, M K Ayar, M S Akdag, C Yesilyurt
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiopacity of currently marketed bulk fill flowable dental composite materials (Beautifil Bulk Flowable, SDR Flow, Filtek Bulk Fill Flow, and x-tra Base Bulk Fill). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six specimens of each material with a thickness of 1 mm were prepared, and digital radiographs were taken, using a CCD sensor along with an aluminum stepwedge and 1 mm-thick tooth slice. The mean gray level of each aluminum stepwedge and selected materials was measured, using the equal-density area tool of Kodak Dental Imaging software...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091433/clinical-evaluation-of-microhybrid-composites-in-noncarious-cervical-lesions-24-month-results
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D Tuncer, C Çelik, K Yamanel, N Arhun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical performance of two different microhybrid resin composites in noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs) after 24 months. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Ninety-seven NCCLs were restored with either TPH Spectrum (n = 48) or Filtek Z250 (n = 49) using an etch-and-rinse adhesive in 20 patients. The restorations were clinically evaluated using modified United States Public Health Service criteria for retention, color match, marginal discoloration, marginal adaptation, surface texture, anatomic form, postoperative sensitivity, and secondary caries...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090744/effects-of-different-hierarchical-hybrid-micro-nanostructure-surfaces-on-implant-osseointegration
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Bingkun Cheng, Qiang Niu, Yajun Cui, Wei Jiang, Yunzhuan Zhao, Liang Kong
BACKGROUND: Hierarchical hybrid micro/nanostructure implant surfaces are considered to better mimic the hierarchical structure of bone and the nanostructures substantively influence osseointegration through managing cell behaviors. PURPOSE: To enhance implant osseointegration for further clinical application, we evaluated the material properties and osseointegration effects of hierarchical surfaces with different nano-morphologies, using a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two representative surface fabrication methods, hydrofluoric (HF) acid etching combined with anodization (HF + AN) or magnetron sputtering (HF + MS), were selected...
January 15, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090686/effectively-enhancing-cytotoxic-and-apoptotic-effects-of-alpha-momorcharin-by-integrating-a-heparin-binding-peptide
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Meng-Jie Tan, Xue-Wei Cao, Peng-Fei Li, Yi-Zhou Zhai, Yu Zhou, Ye-Jun Liu, Jian Zhao, Fu-Jun Wang
Alpha-momorcharin (α-MMC), a type I ribosome inactivating protein, has attracted a great deal attention because of its antitumor activity. However, the cytotoxicity of α-MMC is limited due to insufficient cellular internalization in cancer cells. To enhance the cytotoxicity of α-MMC, a heparin-binding domain derived from HB-EGF (named HBP) was used as a cell-penetrating peptide and fused to the C-terminus of α-MMC. This novel α-MMC-HBP fusion protein was expressed and purified with a Ni(2+) -resin. The N-glycosidase activity and DNase activity assay indicated that the introduction of HBP did not interfere with the intrinsic bioactivities of α-MMC...
January 16, 2017: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090593/ultralm-and-minilm-locator-tools-for-smart-tracking-of-fluorescent-cells-in-correlative-light-and-electron-microscopy
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Elisabeth Brama, Christopher J Peddie, Gary Wilkes, Yan Gu, Lucy M Collinson, Martin L Jones
In-resin fluorescence (IRF) protocols preserve fluorescent proteins in resin-embedded cells and tissues for correlative light and electron microscopy, aiding interpretation of macromolecular function within the complex cellular landscape. Dual-contrast IRF samples can be imaged in separate fluorescence and electron microscopes, or in dual-modality integrated microscopes for high resolution correlation of fluorophore to organelle. IRF samples also offer a unique opportunity to automate correlative imaging workflows...
December 13, 2016: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090034/evaluation-of-sub-surface-penetration-and-bonding-durability-of-self-etching-primer-systems-to-er-yag-laser-treated-cervical-dentin
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Zhengdi He, Lingling Chen, Yasushi Shimada, Junji Tagami, Shuangchen Ruan
This study aimed to investigate self-etching bonding systems penetrating in sub-surface dentin layer after Er:YAG laser irradiation and micro-shear bonding durability over a period of 1 year. Dentin slices obtained from extracted human third molars were prepared. Two self-etching adhesive systems were evaluated: Clearfil SE Bond and Clearfil Tri-S Bond. Specimens were tested for micro-shear bond strength with one of the following treatments: Er:YAG laser irradiation and 600-grit silicon paper polishing at 24 h, 7 days, 6 months and 1 year...
January 13, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090033/the-effect-of-surface-sealant-application-and-accelerated-aging-on-posterior-restorative-surfaces-an-sem-and-afm-study
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Neslihan Tekçe, Kanşad Pala, Safa Tuncer, Mustafa Demirci
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of surface sealant application and 10,000 thermocycles on the surface roughness and microhardness of different resin composite systems. A micro-hybrid (G Aenial Posterior), a nano-hybrid (Clearfil Majesty Posterior), a nano-fill (Filtek Ultimate Universal Restorative, Enamel Shade), and a bulk-fill resin composite (Filtek Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative) were used for the study. Specimens were evaluated at 24 h, after application of the surface sealant Fortify Plus, and after thermocycling...
January 13, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090032/the-influence-of-elastic-moduli-of-core-materials-on-shear-stress-distributions-at-the-adhesive-interface-in-resin-built-up-teeth
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Ayaka Chiba, Takashi Hatayama, Kimisuke Kainose, Masatoshi Nakajima, David H Pashley, Noriyuki Wakabayashi, Junji Tagami
This study aimed to investigate shear stress distributions in resin built-up teeth using resin composites of varying elastic moduli (E), with or without fiber posts. Three-dimensional mathematical models of a root-filled mandibular premolar tooth were constructed. Resin post and cores were built-up with resin composites of three different E: 12,000, 18,000 and 24,000 MPa, with or without fiber posts. Finite element linear analysis was performed to calculate shear stress distributions at bonding interface between resin core and dentin...
January 13, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090030/effect-of-polymerization-cycles-on-flexural-strengths-and-microhardness-of-different-denture-base-materials
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Hasan Gungor, Mustafa Gundogdu, Murat Alkurt, Zeynep Yesil Duymus
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different polymerization cycles on the flexural strengths and microhardness of two denture base materials (Meliodent and Paladent). Heat-polymerized acrylic resin specimens (65.0 mm long×10.0 mm wide×2.5 mm in height) were prepared using different short and long polymerization cycles. After the specimens had been polymerized, they were stored in distilled water at 37±1°C for 24 h. Flexural strength test was performed at a cross-head speed of 5 mm/min and Vickers microhardness was measured...
January 13, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089394/grinding-damage-assessment-for-cad-cam-restorative-materials
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Philippe Curran, Maria Cattani-Lorente, H W Anselm Wiskott, Stéphane Durual, Susanne S Scherrer
OBJECTIVES: To assess surface/subsurface damage after grinding with diamond discs on five CAD-CAM restorative materials and to estimate potential losses in strength based on crack size measurements of the generated damage. METHODS: The materials tested were: Lithium disilicate (LIT) glass-ceramic (e.max CAD), leucite glass-ceramic (LEU) (Empress CAD), feldspar ceramic (VM2) (Vita Mark II), feldspar ceramic-resin infiltrated (EN) (Enamic) and a composite reinforced with nano ceramics (LU) (Lava Ultimate)...
January 12, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089330/finite-element-analysis-of-implant-assisted-removable-partial-dentures-framework-design-considerations
#17
Reza Shahmiri, Raj Das
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Connecting an acrylic resin base to both a metal framework and a rigidly fixed implant may affect the rotational displacement of the prosthesis during loading. PURPOSE: The purpose of this finite element analysis study was to analyze the effect of connecting a denture base metal framework to an implant with the aim of decreasing the rotational movement of an implant-assisted removable partial denture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A mesial occlusal rest direct retainer and a distal occlusal rest direct retainer were modeled and adapted to incorporate a modified denture base metal framework in the connection area for each model...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088693/reinforcement-of-a-pmma-resin-for-interim-fixed-prostheses-with-silica-nanoparticles
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Marianthi Topouzi, Eleana Kontonasaki, Dimitrios Bikiaris, Lambrini Papadopoulou, Konstantinos M Paraskevopoulos, Petros Koidis
PURPOSE: Fractures in long span provisional/interim restorations are a common complication. Adequate fracture toughness is necessary to resist occlusal forces and crack propagation, so these restorations should be constructed with materials of improved mechanical properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible reinforcement of neat silica nanoparticles and trietoxyvinylsilane-modified silica nanoparticles in a PMMA resin for fixed interim restorations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Composite PMMA-Silica nanoparticles powders were mixed with PMMA liquid and compact bar shaped specimens were fabricated according to the British standard BS EN ISO 127337:2005...
January 9, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088307/in-office-fabrication-of-a-definitive-cast-and-duplication-of-an-interim-implant-supported-fixed-acrylic-resin-complete-denture
#19
Lambert J Stumpel
The information contained in an interim implant-supported fixed acrylic resin complete denture is a starting point for fabricating the definitive restoration. Duplicating this information in an expedient, precise, and sanitary fashion is desirable so that the interim restoration can be returned to the waiting patient. A technique is described to fabricate an accurate definitive polyvinyl siloxane cast with laboratory analogs bonded to a prepolymerized, dimensionally stable, composite resin baseplate. A screw-retained polyvinyl siloxane duplication of the interim denture is related to this cast...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087367/production-of-recombinant-proteins-in-escherichia-coli-tagged-with-the-fusion-protein-cusf3h
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Teresa Vargas-Cortez, Jose Ruben Morones-Ramirez, Isaias Balderas-Renteria, Xristo Zarate
Recombinant protein expression in the bacterium Escherichia coli still is the number one choice for large-scale protein production. Nevertheless, many complications can arise using this microorganism, such as low yields, the formation of inclusion bodies, and the requirement for difficult purification steps. Most of these problems can be solved with the use of fusion proteins. Here, the use of the metal-binding protein CusF3H+ is described as a new fusion protein for recombinant protein expression and purification in E...
January 10, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
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