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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808312/the-synchronous-improvement-of-strength-and-plasticity-sisp-in-new-ni-co-based-disc-superalloys-by-controling-stacking-fault-energy
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H Xu, Z J Zhang, P Zhang, C Y Cui, T Jin, Z F Zhang
It is a great challenge to improve the strength of disc superalloys without great loss of plasticity together since the microstructures benefiting the strength always do not avail the plasticity. Interestingly, this study shows that the trade-off relationship between strength and plasticity can be broken through decreasing stacking fault energy (SFE) in newly developed Ni-Co based disc superalloys. Axial tensile tests in the temperature range of 25 to 725 °C were carried out in these alloys with Co content ranging from 5% to 23% (wt...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797595/effects-of-motion-segment-simulation-and-joint-positioning-on-spinal-loads-in-trunk-musculoskeletal-models
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F Ghezelbash, A H Eskandari, A Shirazi-Adl, N Arjmand, Z El-Ouaaid, A Plamondon
Musculoskeletal models represent spinal motion segments by spherical joints/beams with linear/nonlinear properties placed at various locations. We investigated the fidelity of these simplified models (i.e., spherical joints with/without rotational springs and beams considering nonlinear/linear properties) in predicting kinematics of the ligamentous spine in comparison with a detailed finite element (FE) model while considering various anterior-posterior joint placements. Using the simplified models with different joint offsets in a subject-specific musculoskeletal model, we computed local spinal forces during forward flexion and compared results with intradiscal pressure measurements...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792844/trpa1-ion-channel-stimulation-enhances-cardiomyocyte-contractile-function-via-a-camkii-dependent-pathway
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Spencer R Andrei, Monica Ghosh, Pritam Sinharoy, Souvik Dey, Ian N Bratz, Derek S Damron
RATIONALE: Transient receptor potential channels of the ankyrin subtype-1 (TRPA1) are non-selective cation channels that show high permeability to calcium. Previous studies from our laboratory have demonstrated that TRPA1 ion channels are expressed in adult mouse ventricular cardiomyocytes (CMs) and are localized at the z-disc, costamere and intercalated disc. The functional significance of TRPA1 ion channels in the modulation of CM contractile function have not been explored. OBJECTIVE: To identify the extent to which TRPA1 ion channels are involved in modulating CM contractile function and elucidate the cellular mechanism of action...
August 9, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760032/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-expandable-versus-static-interbody-devices-radiographic-assessment-of-sagittal-segmental-and-pelvic-parameters
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Ammar H Hawasli, Jawad M Khalifeh, Ajay Chatrath, Chester K Yarbrough, Wilson Z Ray
OBJECTIVE Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) has been adopted as an alternative technique to hasten recovery and minimize postoperative morbidity. Advances in instrumentation technologies and operative techniques have evolved to maximize patient outcomes as well as radiographic results. The development of expandable interbody devices allows a surgeon to perform MIS-TLIF with minimal tissue disruption. However, sagittal segmental and pelvic radiographic outcomes after MIS-TLIF with expandable interbody devices are not well characterized...
August 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746202/assessing-diagnostic-value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-in-detecting-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jiasheng Huang, Wei Chen, Shanwen Yao
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare the diagnostic values of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) in detecting small hepatocellular carcinoma (SHCC). METHODS: A series of related articles from 2001 to 2015 were searched in PubMed and Embase databases. Data from selected articles were pooled to analyze the sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio (PLR), negative likelihood ratio (NLR), diagnostic odds ratio (DOR), and summary receiver operating characteristic (SROC) curve using Meta-DiSc software...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735356/evaluation-of-anthelmintic-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activity-of-chenopodium-album
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Bashir A Lone, M Z Chishti, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, Hidayatullah Tak, Suhaib A Bandh, Abida Khan
The objective of this study was to evaluate the anthelmintic, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Chenopodium album against gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep and some pathogenic microbes. A worm motility inhibition assay was used for in vitro study, and a faecal egg count reduction assay was used for an in vivo study. Various concentrations ranging from 100 to 500 μg/ml of the extract were subjected to antimicrobial screening by disc diffusion method against four selected bacterial (Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas multocida and Escherichia coli) and two fungal (Aspergillus flavus and Candida albicans) strains in order to estimate the medicinal potential of the herb...
July 22, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732005/filamin-actin-binding-and-titin-binding-fulfill-distinct-functions-in-z-disc-cohesion
#7
Nicanor González-Morales, Tristan K Holenka, Frieder Schöck
Many proteins contribute to the contractile properties of muscles, most notably myosin thick filaments, which are anchored at the M-line, and actin thin filaments, which are anchored at the Z-discs that border each sarcomere. In humans, mutations in the actin-binding protein Filamin-C result in myopathies, but the underlying molecular function is not well understood. Here we show using Drosophila indirect flight muscle that the filamin ortholog Cheerio in conjunction with the giant elastic protein titin plays a crucial role in keeping thin filaments stably anchored at the Z-disc...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731058/multicenter-study-of-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-optic-disc-pit-maculopathy-macpit-study
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R Avci, Z Kapran, Ş Ozdek, M Y Teke, O Oz, D Guven, S Yilmaz, B Kaderli, A H Durukan, G Sobaci, Y B Unver, L Akduman, S Kaynak, I Dogan, U U Inan
PurposeTo evaluate surgical intervention with pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for correction of optic disc pit maculopathy (ODP-M).Patients and methodsRetrospective chart review from 13 centres of 51 eyes of 50 patients with ODP-M who underwent PPV between 2002-2014. Anatomic and final best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) outcomes were evaluated for all cases with different adjuvant techniques.ResultsThere were 23 males and 27 females with median age 25.5 (6-68) years. Preoperative median foveal thickness was 694...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717008/the-cardiac-z-disc-protein-cefip-regulates-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-by-modulating-calcineurin-signaling
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Franziska Dierck, Christian Kuhn, Claudia Rohr, Susanne Hille, Julia Braune, Samuel Sossalla, Sibylle Molt, Peter F M van der Ven, Dieter O Fürst, Norbert Frey
The z-disc is a structural component at the lateral borders of the sarcomere and is important for mechanical stability and contractility of both cardiac and skeletal muscles. Of note, the sarcomeric z-disc also represents a nodal point in cardiomyocyte function and signaling. Mutations of numerous z-disc proteins are associated with cardiomyopathies and muscle diseases. To identify additional z-disc proteins that might contribute to cardiac disease, we employed an in silico screen for cardiac-enriched cDNAs...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670931/composition-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-the-essential-oil-from-the-branches-of-jacaranda-cuspidifolia-mart-growing-in-sichuan-china
#10
Juanjuan Yuan, Tian Gan, Yingtian Liu, Hui Gao, Weifeng Xu, Tao Zhang, Rui Tan, Zhenghong Cai, Hezhong Jiang
This study represents the first report on the chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil from the branches of Jacaranda cuspidifolia Mart. Thirty-three compounds were identified by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and the major constituents of the essential oil were Palmitic acid (31.36%), (Z) - 9,17-Octadecadienal (12.06%), Ethyl palmitate (3.81%), Perhydrofarnesyl acetone (2.07%), γ-Maaliene (1.88%), and Cedro (1.42%) and 9,12-Octadecadienoic acid ethyl ester (1.42%)...
July 3, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656582/an-historical-perspective-of-the-discovery-of-titin-filaments
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REVIEW
Cris Dos Remedios, Darcy Gilmour
This review takes readers back to 1949, when two Australian scientists, Draper and Hodge, reported the first high-resolution electron microscopy images of striated muscle. In 1953, Jean Hanson and Hugh Huxley published phase-contrast microscopy and electron microscopy images that established the filamentous nature of the sarcomere, namely the myosin-containing thick filaments and actin-containing thin filaments. They discussed a putative third filament system, possibly a thinner actin-containing S filament, that appeared to connect one Z disc to the next...
June 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653916/biological-activities-of-allium-sativum-and-zingiber-officinale-extracts-on-clinically-important-bacterial-pathogens-their-phytochemical-and-ft-ir-spectroscopic-analysis
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Uzma Azeem Awan, Shaukat Ali, Amna Mir Shahnawaz, Irsa Shafique, Atiya Zafar, Muhammad Abdul Rauf Khan, Tahseen Ghous, Azhar Saleem, Saiqa Andleeb
The spread of bacterial infectious diseases is a major public threat. Herbs and spices have offered an excellent, important and useful source of antimicrobial agents against many pathological infections. In the current study, the antimicrobial potency of fresh, naturally and commercial dried Allium sativum and Zingiber officinale extracts had been investigated against seven local clinical bacterial isolates such as Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Serratia marcesnces by the agar disc diffusion method...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613057/-analysis-of-factors-related-to-the-number-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-synovial-fluid-of-the-temporomandibular-joint
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Y P Sun, Y H Zheng, Z G Zhang
Objective: To analyze related factors on the number of mesenchymal stem cells in the synovial fluid of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and provide an research basis for understanding of the source and biological role of mesenchymal stem cells derived from synovial fluid in TMJ. Methods: One hundred and twenty-two synovial fluid samples from 91 temporomandibular disorders (TMD) patients who visited in Department of TMJ Center, Guanghua School of Stomatology, Hospital of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University from March 2013 to December 2013 were collected in this study, and 6 TMJ synovial fluid samples from 6 normal volunteers who were studying in the North Campus of Sun Yat-sen University were also collected, so did their clinical information...
June 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606250/-three-dimensional-finite-element-model-of-a-modified-posterior-cervical-single-open-door-laminoplasty
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Q Wang, Y Yang, Q Fei, D Li, J J Li, H Meng, N Su, Z H Fan, B Q Wang
Objective: To build a three-dimensional finite element models of a modified posterior cervical single open-door laminoplasty with short-segmental lateral mass screws fusion. Methods: The C(2)-C(7) segmental data were obtained from computed tomography (CT) scans of a male patient with cervical spondylotic myelopathy and spinal stenosis.Three-dimensional finite element models of a modified cervical single open-door laminoplasty (before and after surgery) were constructed by the combination of software package MIMICS, Geomagic and ABAQUS...
June 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584817/molecular-cloning-expression-profiling-and-marker-validation-of-the-chicken-myoz3-gene
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Maosen Ye, Fei Ye, Liutao He, Yiping Liu, Xiaoling Zhao, Huadong Yin, Diyan Li, Hengyong Xu, Qing Zhu, Yan Wang
Myozenin3 (Myoz3) has been reported to bind multiple Z-disc proteins and hence play a key role in signal transduction and muscle fiber type differentiation. The purpose of current study is to better understand the basic characteristics of Myoz3. Firstly, we cloned the ORF (open reading frame) of the Myoz3 gene. AA (amino acid) sequence analysis revealed that the Myoz3 gene encodes a 26 kDa protein which have 97% identities with that of turkey. Expression profiling showed that Myoz3 mRNA is mainly expressed in leg muscle and breast muscle...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547665/comparison-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-and-magnifying-endoscopy-for-assessment-of-the-invasion-depth-of-shallow-gastrointestinal-neoplasms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zhang Tao, Chen Yan, He Zhao, Jiawei Tsauo, Xiaowu Zhang, Bing Qiu, Yanqing Zhao, Xiao Li
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a meta-analysis to provide accurate evidence regarding the preferred diagnostic method, magnifying endoscopy (ME) or endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), for assessment of the depth of invasion of the gastrointestinal neoplasms. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Ovid Medline, and the Cochrane Library databases were searched for studies published between January 1946 and October 2016, regarding the use of EUS and ME to assess the invasion depth of gastrointestinal cancers...
May 25, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543538/clinical-and-histopathological-features-of-myofibrillar-myopathy-in-warmblood-horses
#17
S J Valberg, A M Nicholson, S S Lewis, R A Reardon, C J Finno
BACKGROUND: To report a novel exertional myopathy, myofibrillar myopathy (MFM) in Warmblood (WB) horses. OBJECTIVES: To 1) describe the distinctive clinical and myopathic features of MFM in Warmblood horses and 2) investigate the potential inheritance of MFM in a Warmblood family. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective selection of MFM cases and prospective evaluation of a Warmblood family. METHODS: Retrospectively, muscle biopsies were selected from Warmblood horses diagnosed with MFM and clinical histories obtained (n = 10)...
May 22, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542873/a-map-of-the-phosphoproteomic-alterations-that-occur-after-a-bout-of-maximal-intensity-contractions
#18
Gregory K Potts, Rachel M McNally, Rocky Blanco, Jae-Sung You, Alexander S Hebert, Michael S Westphall, Joshua J Coon, Troy A Hornberger
KEY POINTS: Mechanical signals play a critical role in the regulation of muscle mass, but the molecules that sense mechanical signals and convert this stimulus into the biochemical events that regulate muscle mass remain ill-defined. Here we report a mass spectrometry-based workflow to study the changes in protein phosphorylation that occur in mouse skeletal muscle 1 h after a bout of electrically evoked maximal-intensity contractions (MICs). Our dataset provides the first comprehensive map of the MIC-regulated phosphoproteome...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515850/dissection-of-z-disc-myopalladin-gene-network-involved-in-the-development-of-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-using-system-genetics-approach
#19
Qingqing Gu, Uzmee Mendsaikhan, Zaza Khuchua, Byron C Jones, Lu Lu, Jeffrey A Towbin, Biao Xu, Enkhsaikhan Purevjav
AIM: To investigate the regulation of Myopalladin (Mypn) and identify its gene network involved in restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM). METHODS: Gene expression values were measured in the heart of a large family of BXD recombinant inbred (RI) mice derived from C57BL/6J and DBA/2J. The proteomics data were collected from Mypn knock-in and knock-out mice. Expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) mapping methods and gene enrichment analysis were used to identify Mypn regulation, gene pathway and co-expression networks...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513514/efficacy-of-polishing-kits-on-the-surface-roughness-and-color-stability-of-different-composite-resins
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H Kocaagaoglu, T Aslan, A Gürbulak, H Albayrak, Z Taşdemir, H Gumus
OBJECTIVE: Different polishing kits may have different effects on the composite resin surfaces. The aim of this study was to evaluate the surface roughness and color stability of four different composites which was applied different polishing technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty specimens were made for each composite resin group (nanohybrid, GrandioSo-GS; nanohybrid, Clearfil Majesty Esthetic-CME; hybrid, Valux Plus-VP; micro-hybrid, Ruby Comp-RC; [15 mm in diameter and 2 mm height]), with the different monomer composition and particle size from a total of 120 specimens...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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