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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454480/immobilization-of-ph-sensitive-cdte-quantum-dots-in-a-poly-acrylate-hydrogel-for-microfluidic-applications
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M Franke, S Leubner, A Dubavik, A George, T Savchenko, C Pini, P Frank, D Melnikau, Y Rakovich, N Gaponik, A Eychmüller, A Richter
Microfluidic devices present the basis of modern life sciences and chemical information processing. To control the flow and to allow optical readout, a reliable sensor material that can be easily utilized for microfluidic systems is in demand. Here, we present a new optical readout system for pH sensing based on pH sensitive, photoluminescent glutathione capped cadmium telluride quantum dots that are covalently immobilized in a poly(acrylate) hydrogel. For an applicable pH sensing the generated hybrid material is integrated in a microfluidic sensor chip setup...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454477/in-situ-analysis-of-oxygen-vacancies-and-band-alignment-in-hfo2-tin-structure-for-cmos-applications
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Da-Peng Xu, Lin-Jie Yu, Xu-Dong Chen, Lin Chen, Qing-Qing Sun, Hao Zhu, Hong-Liang Lu, Peng Zhou, Shi-Jin Ding, David Wei Zhang
The density of oxygen vacancies characterization in high-k/metal gate is significant for semiconductor device fabrication. In this work, a new approach was demonstrated to detect the density of oxygen vacancies by in situ x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) measurement. Moreover, the band alignment of the structure with optical band gap measured by spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) and valence band offset by UPS were reported. The specific areal density of oxygen vacancies in high-k dielectric of HfO2/TiN was obtained by fitting the experiment data to be 8...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454436/satb1-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-metastasis-in-prostate-cancer
#3
Honggang Qi, Xinyang Fu, Yeping Li, Xiang Pang, Sansan Chen, Xiaojun Zhu, Fei Li, Wanlong Tan
Special AT-rich sequence-binding protein-1 (SATB1) is associated with cancer progression and poor clinical outcome. The present study aims to evaluate whether SATB1 affects the biological behaviors of prostate cancer (PCa), and furthermore, to elucidate whether this effect works through the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) pathway. Firstly, the expression of SATB1 was investigated in a series of PCa tissues as well as in a panel of PCa cell lines. Cell proliferation, migration and invasion were evaluated in SATB1 knockdown and overexpressed PCa cell lines by MTT and Transwell assays...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454425/whole-body-low-dose-computed-tomography-in-multiple-myeloma-staging-superior-diagnostic-performance-in-the-detection-of-bone-lesions-vertebral-compression-fractures-rib-fractures-and-extraskeletal-findings-compared-to-radiography-with-similar-radiation-exposure
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Lukas Lambert, Petr Ourednicek, Zuzana Meckova, Giampaolo Gavelli, Jan Straub, Ivan Spicka
The primary objective of the present prospective study was to compare the diagnostic performance of conventional radiography (CR) and whole-body low-dose computed tomography (WBLDCT) with a comparable radiation dose reconstructed using hybrid iterative reconstruction technique, in terms of the detection of bone lesions, skeletal fractures, vertebral compressions and extraskeletal findings. The secondary objective was to evaluate lesion attenuation in relation to its size. A total of 74 patients underwent same-day skeletal survey by CR and WBLDCT...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454289/iris-metastasis-as-the-first-sign-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#5
Shi-Liang Liu, Yu-Hong Nie, Tao He, Xi-Xi Yan, Yi-Qiao Xing
The current study documents an unusual case of iris metastasis as the first sign of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and reviews the relevant literature to increase understanding and awareness of this rare condition. A 59-year-old male chronic smoker presented with a painful and red right eye without any disturbance of vision. The patient also complained of associated chronic cough and anorexia. Upon examination, an exfoliative, pinkish-white lesion of the right iris was observed. A systemic work-up was performed, which incidentally detected metastatic SCLC in the lower lobe of the right lung and was confirmed by histopathological examination...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454194/-influence-of-operative-and-conservative-therapy-on-the-ability-to-work-of-patients-with-subacromial-impingement-a-prospective-clinical-comparative-study
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Christoph Schulze, Hans Christian Köhler, Alexander Kaltenborn, André Gutcke, Thomas Tischer
Background Subacromial impingement is a common reason for pain in the shoulder. Treatment is difficult and patients are not able to work for a long time. An increasing number of operative treatments can be observed although conservative treatment is effective, too. There is no study that observed how operative and conservative treatment influence ability to work. Methods 86 persons were included in this prospective study. Surgery was performed with an arthroscopy of the shoulder. Conservative treatment was carried out by a physiotherapist under control of the physician...
April 28, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454193/-mental-stress-of-professionals-in-residential-care-for-children-and-adolescents
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Thea Rau, Jeannine Ohlert, Corinna Seidler, Jörg M Fegert, Marc Allroggen
An increasingly important issue is the mental strain of professionals in residential care for children and adolescents. However, only few studies investigate mental strain and overload of professionals in an educational context in general and even less in youth welfare institutions. The goal of this study was to examine mental strain experiences of professionals with the "Perceived Stress Questionnaire" (PSQ) in youth welfare institutions, as well as to investigate the relationship between age, duration of employment in this work environment and gender of participants...
April 28, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454191/-distress-main-burdens-engagement-motivators-and-needs-of-fulltime-and-volunteer-refugee-aid-workers
#8
Theresa Grimm, Ekaterini Georgiadou, Andrea Silbermann, Katharina Junker, Winfried Nisslbeck, Yesim Erim
In the psychosomatic department of the University Hospital of Erlangen trainings were conducted for active refugee aid workers with start in January, 2016. Meanwhile 49 helpers participated in the training and 45 of them filled out a survey questionnaire. Perceived distress when providing care for refugees, as well as engagement motivation and further training needs were explored. Furthermore, depressive symptoms as well as the prevalence of traumatic experiences were investigated. The main burden was experienced through lacking freedom of action on the background of legal regulations...
April 28, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454188/metabolic-profiling-of-hoodia-chamomile-terminalia-species-and-evaluation-of-commercial-preparations-using-ultrahigh-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Bharathi Avula, Yan-Hong Wang, Giorgis Isaac, Jimmy Yuk, Mark Wrona, Kate Yu, Ikhlas A Khan
Ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QToF-MS) profiling was used for the identification of marker compounds and generation of metabolic patterns that could be interrogated using chemometric modeling software. UHPLC-QToF-MS was used to generate comprehensive fingerprints of three botanicals (Hoodia, Terminalia, and chamomile), each having different classes of compounds. Detection of a broad range of ions was carried out in full scan mode in both positive and negative modes over the range m/z 100-1700 using high-resolution mass spectrometry...
April 28, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454158/adding-a-spin-to-kerker-s-condition-angular-tuning-of-directional-scattering-with-designed-excitation
#10
Lei Wei, Nandini Bhattacharya, H Paul Urbach
We describe a method to control the directional scattering of a high-index dielectric nanosphere, which utilizes the unique focusing properties of an azimuthally polarized phase vortex and a radially polarized beam to independently excite inside the nanosphere a spinning magnetic dipole and a linearly polarized electric dipole mode normal to the magnetic dipole. We show that by simply adjusting the phase and amplitude of the field on the exit pupil of the optical system, the scattering of the nanosphere can be tuned to any direction within a plane, and the method works over a broad wavelength range...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454103/subchronic-arsenism-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-contribute-to-apoptosis-through-mitochondrial-and-death-receptor-dependent-pathways-in-chicken-immune-organs
#11
Hongjing Zhao, Ying He, Siwen Li, Xiao Sun, Yu Wang, Yizhi Shao, Zhijun Hou, Mingwei Xing
In many organ dysfunctions, arsenic and its compounds are well known to induce apoptosis by the mitochondria and death receptor apoptotic pathways in liver and airway. However, it is less reported that which signaling pathways contribute to excessive apoptosis of chicken immune organs, a major target of toxic metals biotransformation, which suffer from subchronic arsenism. In this study, we investigated whether the mitochondria or death receptor apoptotic pathways activated in the immune organs (spleen, thymus and bursa of Fabricius) of one-day-old male Hy-line chickens exposed to arsenic trioxide (As2O3), which were fed on diets supplemented with 0, 0...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454100/a-mathematical-theory-of-the-transcription-repression-tr-therapy-of-cancer-whether-and-how-it-may-work
#12
Yuxin Chen, Haijun Wen, Chung-I Wu
Transcription repression (TR) therapy of cancer has been widely discussed. Here, TR refers to global repression of transcription rather than specific targeting of cancer-causing genes such as MYC. TR drugs inhibit transcription by binding to the transcribed DNA or to RNA polymerase; for example, actinomycin D has been extensively used in research and therapy to shut down transcription globally [1-7]. As proliferating cells demand a high rate of transcription, restricting transcript production could be effective in slowing down cell proliferation...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454099/homoharringtonine-targets-smad3-and-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway-to-inhibit-the-proliferation-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Jian Chen, Qitian Mu, Xia Li, Xiufeng Yin, Mengxia Yu, Jing Jin, Chenying Li, Yile Zhou, Jiani Zhou, Shanshan Suo, Demin Lu, Jie Jin
Homoharringtonine (HHT) has long and widely been used in China for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the clinical therapeutic effect is significant but the working mechanism is poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to screen the possible target for HHT with virtual screening and verify the findings by cell experiments. Software including Autodock, Python, and MGL tools were used, with HHT being the ligand and proteins from PI3K-Akt pathway, Jak-stat pathway, TGF-β pathway and NK-κB pathway as the receptors...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454075/a-novel-highly-sensitive-selective-reversible-and-turn-on-chemi-sensor-based-on-schiff-base-for-rapid-detection-of-cu-ii
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Sayed M Saleh, Reham Ali, Ibrahim A I Ali
In this work, a novel optical fluoro-chemisensor was designed and synthesized for copper (II) ions detection. The sensor film is created by embedded N,N-Bis(2-hydroxo-5-bromobenzyl)ethylenediamine in poly vinyl chloride (PVC) film in presence of dioctyl phthalate (DOP) as plasticizer. The receptor Schiff base reveals "off-on" mode with high selectivity, significant sensitivity to Cu(II) ions. The selectivity of optical sensor for Cu(II) ions is the result of chelation enhanced fluorescence (CHEF). The optimal conditions of pH and response time at which higher efficiency of sensor film is performed was found to be 6...
April 20, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454074/photocatalytic-degradation-of-dye-using-ceo2-scb-composite-catalysts
#15
Duangdao Channei, Auppatham Nakaruk, Sukon Phanichphant
The main task of the present work is to enhance the photocatalytic degradation efficiency of methylene blue (MB) by using CeO2/sugarcane bagasse (SCB) composite catalysts. Homogeneous precipitation method was used to synthesis CeO2-SCB composite catalysts by adding SCB powder to precursor solution of Ce base-metal. The structural analytical data indicated the pure cubic fluorite structure of CeO2. Morphological images revealed the coating of CeO2 layer on high surface area of SCB core-shell. The chemical analysis presented spectrum of the Ce 3d in CeO2/SCB sample existed in the form of the Ce(3+) and Ce(4+) mixed- valence states...
April 22, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454072/fluorescent-coumarin-based-probe-for-cysteine-and-homocysteine-with-live-cell-application
#16
Ling-Fang Wei, Natesan Thirumalaivasan, Yu-Cheng Liao, Shu-Pao Wu
Cysteine (Cys) and homocysteine (Hcy) are two of important biological thiols and function as important roles in several biological processes. The development of Cys and Hcy probes will help to explore the functions of biothiols in biological systems. In this work, a new coumarin-based probe AC, containing an acryloyl moiety, was developed for Cys and Hcy detection in cells. Cys and Hcy undergo a nucleophilic addition and subsequent cyclization reaction to remove to the acryloyl group and yield a fluorescent product, 7-hydroxylcomuarin...
April 20, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454070/principles-and-applications-of-photoelectrochemical-sensing-strategies-based-on-biofunctionalized-nanostructures
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REVIEW
Yang Zang, Jianping Lei, Huangxian Ju
Photoelectrochemical (PEC) biosensing is a popular research hotspot that has attracted substantial attention from chemists and biologists due to its low cost and desirable sensitivity. The PEC biosensing mainly refers to the influence of the interaction between recognition element and analyte on photocurrent signal, which involves the charge and energy transfer of PEC reaction between electron donor/acceptor and photoactive material upon light irradiation. Understanding the fundamentals of PEC strategy benefits the development of next-generation PEC sensors...
April 22, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454067/assessment-of-the-swat-model-to-simulate-a-watershed-with-limited-available-data-in-the-pampas-region-argentina
#18
Martín Romagnoli, Margarita Portapila, Alfredo Rigalli, Gisela Maydana, Martín Burgués, Carlos M García
Argentina has been among the world leaders in the production and export of agricultural products since the 1990s. The Carcarañá River Lower Basin (CRLB), a cropland of the Pampas region supplied by extensive rainfall, is located in an area with few streamgauging and other hydrologic/water-quality stations. Therefore, limited hydrologic data are available resulting in limited water-resources assessment. This work explores the application of Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model to the CRLB in the Santa Fe province of the Pampas region...
April 25, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454065/quantitative-measurements-of-intercellular-adhesion-between-a-macrophage-and-cancer-cells-using-a-cup-attached-afm-chip
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Hyonchol Kim, Ayana Yamagishi, Miku Imaizumi, Yui Onomura, Akira Nagasaki, Yohei Miyagi, Tomoko Okada, Chikashi Nakamura
Intercellular adhesion between a macrophage and cancer cells was quantitatively measured using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Cup-shaped metal hemispheres were fabricated using polystyrene particles as a template, and a cup was attached to the apex of the AFM cantilever. The cup-attached AFM chip (cup-chip) approached a murine macrophage cell (J774.2), the cell was captured on the inner concave of the cup, and picked up by withdrawing the cup-chip from the substrate. The cell-attached chip was advanced towards a murine breast cancer cell (FP10SC2), and intercellular adhesion between the two cells was quantitatively measured...
April 23, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454062/self-assembled-dehydropeptide-nano-carriers-for-delivery-of-ornidazole-and-curcumin
#20
Smriti Rekha Deka, Santosh Yadav, Dheeresh Kumar, Sumit Garg, Manohar Mahato, Ashwani Kumar Sharma
In the recent studies, it has been demonstrated that incorporation of unnatural amino acid, α,β-dehydrophenylalanine, in small peptides results in stable self-assembled nanostructures with different sizes and shapes. Here, we have replaced the natural amino acid, phenylalanine, from our earlier reported work on self-assembled peptide, Boc-Pro-Phe-Gly-OMe, with a constrained dehydro amino acid, α,β-dehydrophenylalanine, to study its influence on self-assembled nanostructures. Dehydrotripeptide, Boc-Pro-ΔPhe-Gly-OMe, self-assembled into nanostructures in aqueous solutions and formed hydrophobic matrix with improved encapsulation efficiency of hydrophobic molecules...
April 20, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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