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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922066/de-novo-transcriptome-characterization-of-dracaena-cambodiana-and-analysis-of-genes-involved-in-flavonoid-accumulation-during-formation-of-dragon-s-blood
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Jia-Hong Zhu, Tian-Jun Cao, Hao-Fu Dai, Hui-Liang Li, Dong Guo, Wen-Li Mei, Shi-Qing Peng
Dragon's blood is a red resin mainly extracted from Dracaena plants, and has been widely used as a traditional medicine in East and Southeast Asia. The major components of dragon's blood are flavonoids. Owing to a lack of Dracaena plants genomic information, the flavonoids biosynthesis and regulation in Dracaena plants remain unknown. In this study, three cDNA libraries were constructed from the stems of D. cambodiana after injecting the inducer. Approximately 266.57 million raw sequencing reads were de novo assembled into 198,204 unigenes, of which 34,873 unique sequences were annotated in public protein databases...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921260/development-of-oral-flexible-tablet-oft-formulation-for-pediatric-and-geriatric-patients-a-novel-age-appropriate-formulation-platform
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Prabagaran Chandrasekaran, Ruckmani Kandasamy
Development of palatable formulations for pediatric and geriatric patients involves various challenges. However, an innovative development with beneficial characteristics of marketed formulations in a single formulation platform was attempted. The goal of this research was to develop solid oral flexible tablets (OFTs) as a platform for pediatrics and geriatrics as oral delivery is the most convenient and widely used mode of drug administration. For this purpose, a flexible tablet formulation using cetirizine hydrochloride as model stability labile class 1 and 3 drug as per the Biopharmaceutical Classification System was developed...
December 5, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919444/mechanistic-genomic-and-proteomic-study-on-the-effects-of-bisgma-derived-biodegradation-product-on-cariogenic-bacteria
#3
Lida Sadeghinejad, Dennis G Cvitkovitch, Walter L Siqueira, Justin Merritt, J Paul Santerre, Yoav Finer
OBJECTIVES: Investigate the effects of a Bis-phenyl-glycidyl-dimethacrylate (BisGMA) biodegradation product, bishydroxypropoxyphenyl-propane (BisHPPP), on gene expression and protein synthesis of cariogenic bacteria. METHODS: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was used to investigate the effects of BisHPPP on the expression of specific virulence-associated genes, i.e. gtfB, gtfC, gbpB, comC, comD, comE and atpH in Streptococcus mutans UA159. Possible mechanisms for bacterial response to BisHPPP were explored using gene knock-out and associated complemented strains of the signal peptide encoding gene, comC...
December 2, 2016: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918825/early-postnatal-hyperoxia-in-mice-leads-to-severe-persistent-vitreoretinopathy
#4
Paul G McMenamin, Rachel Kenny, Sjakon Tahija, Jeremiah Lim, Cecilia Naranjo Golborne, Xiangting Chen, Sheena Bouch, Foula Sozo, Bang Bui
Purpose: To describe a mouse model of hyperoxia-induced vitreoretinopathy that replicated some of the clinical and pathologic features encountered in infants with severe retinopathy of prematurity and congenital ocular conditions such as persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. Methods: Experimental mice (C57BL/6J) were exposed to 65% oxygen between postnatal days (P)0 to P7 and studied at P10, P14, and 3, 5, 8, 20, and 40 weeks. Controls were exposed to normoxic conditions...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918272/rats-can-acquire-conditional-fear-of-faint-light-leaking-through-the-acrylic-resin-used-to-mount-fiber-optic-cannulas
#5
Adam Eckmier, Willy Daney de Marcillac, Agnès Maître, Thérèse M Jay, Matthew J Sanders, Bill P Godsil
Rodents are exquisitely sensitive to light and optogenetic behavioral experiments routinely introduce light-delivery materials into experimental situations, which raises the possibility that light could leak and influence behavioral performance. We examined whether rats respond to a faint diffusion of light, termed caplight, which emanated through the translucent dental acrylic resin used to affix deep-brain optical cannulas in place. Although rats did not display significant changes in locomotion or rearing to caplight in a darkened open field, they did acquire conditional fear via caplight-footshock pairings...
December 2016: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917901/fish-dna-modified-clays-towards-highly-flame-retardant-polymer-nanocomposite-with-improved-interfacial-and-mechanical-performance
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Omid Zabihi, Mojtaba Ahmadi, Hamid Khayyam, Minoo Naebe
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) has been recently found to be an efficient renewable and environmentally-friendly flame retardant. In this work, for the first time, we have used waste DNA from fishing industry to modify clay structure in order to increase the clay interactions with epoxy resin and take benefit of its additional thermal property effect on thermo-physical properties of epoxy-clay nanocomposites. Intercalation of DNA within the clay layers was accomplished in a one-step approach confirmed by FT-IR, XPS, TGA, and XRD analyses, indicating that d-space of clay layers was expanded from ~1...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917496/time-trends-of-contact-allergy-to-the-european-baseline-series-in-lithuania
#7
Kotryna Linauskienė, Laura Malinauskienė, Audra Blažienė
BACKGROUND: Monitoring trends of positive patch test reactions is useful for epidemiological surveillance and contact allergy prevention, and has not previously been reported in Lithuania. OBJECTIVES: To examine and compare changes in the prevalence of contact allergy to European baseline series allergens in adults with suspected contact dermatitis during a 9-year period. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patch test results of 297 consecutive patients, tested with the European baseline series in 2014-2015, were analysed and compared with the data published earlier in Lithuania...
December 4, 2016: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917461/intussusceptive-angiogenesis-and-expression-of-tie-receptors-during-porcine-metanephric-kidney-development
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Anastasia Logothetidou, Tim Vandecasteele, Els Van Mulken, Kimberley Vandevelde, Pieter Cornillie
Intussusceptive angiogenesis (IA) is required for normal embryonic vascular development. The Tie family of receptors and their ligands, the angiopoietins, play an important role in the growth or regression of blood vessels which are important not only during development but also throughout an organism's life. The presence of IA was investigated in glomerular capillaries of the fetal porcine metanephros using Mercox II resin casts. The first signs of IA were observed in stage III glomeruli. Stage IV and V glomeruli showed numerous signs of aligned pillar formation and their successive merging to delineate the vascular entities...
December 5, 2016: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916947/preparation-of-a-bis-gma-free-dental-resin-system-with-synthesized-fluorinated-dimethacrylate-monomers
#9
Shuzhen Luo, Wenbin Zhu, Fang Liu, Jingwei He
With the aim of reducing human exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) derivatives in dentistry, a fluorinated dimethacrylate monomer was synthesized to replace 2,2-bis[4-(2-hydroxy-3-methacryloy-loxypropyl)-phenyl]propane (Bis-GMA) as the base monomer of dental resin. After mixing with reactive diluent triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA), fluorinated dimethacrylate (FDMA)/TEGDMA was prepared and compared with Bis-GMA/TEGDMA in physicochemical properties, such as double bond conversion (DC), volumetric shrinkage (VS), water sorption (WS) and solubility (WSL), flexural strength (FS) and modulus (FM)...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916635/studies-on-the-effects-of-titanate-and-silane-coupling-agents-on-the-performance-of-poly-methyl-methacrylate-barium-titanate-denture-base-nanocomposites
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Nidal W Elshereksi, Mariyam J Ghazali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Che H Azhari
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to fabricate and characterise silanated and titanated nanobarium titanate (NBT) filled poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) denture base composites and to evaluate the behaviour of a titanate coupling agent (TCA) as an alternative coupling agent to silane. The effect of filler surface modification on fracture toughness was also studied. METHODS: Silanated, titanated and pure NBT at 5% were incorporated in PMMA matrix. Neat PMMA matrix served as a control...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916127/in-situ-determination-of-v-v-by-diffusive-gradients-in-thin-films-and-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry-techniques-using-amberlite-ira-410-resin-as-a-binding-layer
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Karen Silva Luko, Amauri Antonio Menegário, Carlos Alfredo Suárez, Makenly Tafurt-Cardona, Jorge Henrique Pedrobom, Ana Marta Cavinato Marchini Rolisola, Everton Tiago Sulato, Chang Hung Kiang
Amberlite IRA-410 anionic exchange resin was evaluated as the binding layer for sampling V(V) by using Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films (DGT). V(V) was determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Mass vs. time DGT deployments (ionic strength = 0.03 mol L(-1) NaNO3, pH = 5.6 and T = 23.5 ± 0.5 °C) was characterized by excellent linear relationship (R(2) = 0.9993) and a significant retention of V(V) by the binding layer. An exchange capacity of at least 40 μg V g(-1) resin was achieved for the proposed binding layer...
January 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915369/at-line-validation-of-a-process-analytical-technology-approach-for-quality-control-of-melamine-urea-formaldehyde-resin-in-composite-wood-panel-production-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Roger Meder, Wolfgang Stahl, Paul Warburton, Sam Woolley, Scott Earnshaw, Klaus Haselhofer, Ken van Langenberg, Nick Ebdon, Roger Mulder
The reactivity of melamine-urea-formaldehyde resins is of key importance in the manufacture of engineered wood products such as medium density fibreboard (MDF) and other wood composite products. Often the MDF manufacturing plant has little available information on the resin reactivity other than details of the resin specification at the time of batch manufacture, which often occurs off-site at a third-party resin plant. Often too, fresh resin on delivery at the MDF plant is mixed with variable volume of aged resin in storage tanks, thereby rendering any specification of the fresh resin batch obsolete...
December 3, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915199/deep-eutectic-solvents-as-green-media-for-extraction-of-flavonoid-glycosides-and-aglycones-from-platycladi-cacumen
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Bo Zhuang, Li-Li Dou, Ping Li, E-Hu Liu
Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are emerging as alternatives to conventional ionic liquids and organic solvents due to their unique advantages. In the present study, the tuneability of DESs as tailor-made solvents to efficiently extract polar and non-polar bioactive compounds from Platycladi Cacumen was detailedly investigated. Totally 12 types of choline chloride-, betaine-, and l-proline-based DESs were synthesized for initial screening, and extraction conditions was optimized by single-factor experiment. Experiments with different DESs and principal components analysis demonstrated that the extractability of both flavonoid glycosides and aglycones was greater with certain designed DESs than conventional solvents...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914785/effect-of-macroporous-adsorption-resin-membrane-bioreactor-hybrid-system-against-fouling-for-municipal-wastewater-treatment
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Weiwei Chen, Jing Luo, Ruyi Cao, Yuting Li, Jinrong Liu
Membrane bioreactor (MBR) displays significant advantages in effluent quality, sludge production, footprint, and operation. However, membrane fouling limits the application of MBR. This study investigated membrane fouling in a macroporous adsorption resin-membrane bioreactor hybrid system established by adding macroporous adsorption resin (MAR) into MBR. MAR addition increased the critical flux by 27.97%, indicating that membrane fouling was successfully mitigated. Consequently, comparative experiments were designed to analyze the pathway...
November 25, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914089/generating-and-purifying-fab-fragments-from-human-and-mouse-igg-using-the-bacterial-enzymes-ides-speb-and-kgp
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Jonathan Sjögren, Linda Andersson, Malin Mejàre, Fredrik Olsson
Fab fragments are valuable research tools in various areas of science including applications in imaging, binding studies, removal of Fc-mediated effector functions, mass spectrometry, infection biology, and many others. The enzymatic tools for the generation of Fab fragments have been discovered through basic research within the field of molecular bacterial pathogenesis. Today, these enzymes are widely applied as research tools and in this chapter, we describe methodologies based on bacterial enzymes to generate Fab fragments from both human and mouse IgG...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913424/digital-3d-reconstructions-using-histological-serial-sections-of-lung-tissue-including-the-alveolar-capillary-network
#16
Roman Grothausmann, Lars Knudsen, Matthias Ochs, Christian Mühlfeld
The alveolar capillary network (ACN) provides an enormously large surface area that is necessary for pulmonary gas exchange. Changes of the ACN during normal or pathological development or in pulmonary diseases are of great functional impact and warrant further analysis. Due to the complexity of the three-dimensional (3D) architecture of the ACN, 2D approaches are limited in providing a comprehensive impression of the characteristics of the normal ACN or the nature of its alterations. Stereological methods offer a quantitative way to assess the ACN in 3D in terms of capillary volume, surface area or number but lack a 3D visualization to interpret the data...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913333/super-cell-piezoelectric-composite-with-1-3-connectivity
#17
Remi Rouffaud, Franck Levassort, Mai Pham Thi, Claire Bantignies, Marc Lethiecq, Anne-Christine Hladky-Hennion
The standard fabrication method for 1-3 piezocomposites for ultrasound transducers is the "dice and fill" method (DFM) in which lateral periodicity is introduced. This contributes to the appearance of spurious modes that can drastically affect the performance of the device if they appear near its thickness mode frequency, thus limiting the effective frequency range. A new 1-3 piezocomposite fabricated with a super-cell structure [1-3 super cell (13SC)] was designed in order to overcome these limitations. It consists of the merging of several periodic cells with 47% PZT volume fraction and epoxy resin as the matrix...
December 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913222/human-liver-regeneration-in-advanced-cirrhosis-is-organized-by-the-portal-tree
#18
Katalin Dezső, András Rókusz, Edina Bugyik, Armanda Szücs, András Szuák, Bence Dorogi, Mátyás Kiss, Ágnes Nemeskéri, Péter Nagy, Sándor Paku
BACKGROUND&AIMS: In advanced cirrhosis new hepatocytic nodules are generated by budding of ductules in areas of parenchymal extinction. However, the vascular alterations in the areas of parenchymal extinction, the blood supply and the structure of the new hepatocytic nodules have not been analyzed in detail. METHODS: Explanted human cirrhotic livers of three different etiologies and two experimental models of cirrhosis in rats were examined thoroughly. 3D reconstruction of the immunohistochemically stained serial sections and casting of human and experimental cirrhotic livers have been used to reveal the structural organization of the regenerative buds...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910668/compact-and-lightweight-support-platform-with-electromagnetic-disturbance-elimination-for-interferometer-on-reversed-field-pinch-keda-torus-experiment
#19
Wenzhe Mao, Peng Yuan, Jian Zheng, Weixing Ding, Hong Li, Tao Lan, Adi Liu, Wandong Liu, Jinlin Xie
A compact and lightweight support platform has been used as a holder for the interferometer system on the Keda Torus eXperiment (KTX), which is a reversed field pinch device. The vibration caused by the interaction between the time-varying magnetic field and the induced current driven in the metal optical components has been measured and, following comparison with the mechanical vibration of the KTX device and the refraction effect of the ambient turbulent air flow, has been identified as the primary vibration source in this case...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910256/simultaneous-upgrading-of-furanics-and-phenolics-via-hydroxyalkylation-aldol-condensation-reactions
#20
Tuong V Bui, Tawan Sooknoi, Daniel E Resasco
The simultaneous conversion of cyclopentanone and m-cresol has been investigated on a series of solid acid catalysts. Both compounds are representative of biomass-derived streams. Cyclopentanone can be readily obtained from sugar-derived furfurals via Piancatelli rearrangement under reducing conditions. Cresol represents the family of phenolics, typically obtained from the depolymerization of lignin. In the first biomass conversion strategy proposed here, furfural is converted in high yields and selectivity to cyclopentanone (CPO) over metal catalysts such as Pd-Fe/SiO2 catalyst at 600 psia H2 and 150oC...
December 1, 2016: ChemSusChem
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