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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548172/a-theoretical-study-on-anion-sensing-mechanism-of-multi-phosphonium-triarylboranes-intramolecular-charge-transfer-and-configurational-changes
#1
Haamid R Bhat, Prakash C Jha
The binding selectivity and recognition mechanism of a series of mono-, di- and triphosphonium substituted triarylboranes: (4-(dimesitylboryl)-3,5-dimethylphenyl)phosphonium ([Mes2BAr(P)](+), 1), 1,1'-mesitylboranediylbis(3,5-dimethylphenyl)phosphonium ([MesBAr(P)2](2+), 2) and 1,1',1''-boranetriyltris(3,5-dimethylphenyl)phosphonium ([BAr(P)3](3+), 3) where Ar(P) = 4-(H3P)-2,6-Me2-C6H2, for various anions has been investigated by employing density functional theory (DFT) and time dependent-density functional theory (TD-DFT) methods...
May 26, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544857/new-treatment-directions-for-ipf-current-status-of-ongoing-and-upcoming-clinical-trials
#2
Francesco Macagno, Francesco Varone, Paolo Maria Leone, Pier-Valerio Mari, Loredana Panico, Ludovica Berardini, Luca Richeldi
The main objective of this review is to explore the wide and expanding field of new clinical trials in IPF. Recent trials have confirmed the efficacy of the approved drugs pirfenidone and nintedanib; nonetheless, the discovery of new biological pathways has opened new horizons in this field. Areas Covered: New strategies against matrix deposition are under study and so is for the role of immunity and autoimmunity. Recent advances in the use of stem cells are opening new possibilities for the recovery of damaged lung tissues...
May 25, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543976/structure-induced-switching-of-the-band-gap-charge-order-and-correlation-strength-in-ternary-vanadium-oxide-bronzes
#3
Thomas Tolhurst, Justin Andrews, Brett Leedahl, Peter Marley, Sarbajit Banerjee, Alexander Moewes
Recently, V2O5 nanowires have been synthesized as several different polymorphs, and as correlated bronzes with cations intercalated between the layers of edge- and corner-sharing VO6 octahedra. Unlike extended crystals, which tend to be plagued by substantial local variations in stoichiometry, nanowires of correlated bronzes exhibit precise charge ordering, thereby giving rise to pronounced electron correlation effects. These developments have greatly broadened the scope of research, and promise applications in several frontier electronic devices that make use of novel computing vectors...
May 21, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541899/motion-compensated-compression-of-dynamic-voxelized-point-clouds
#4
Ricardo L De Queiroz, Philip A Chou
Dynamic point clouds are a potential new frontier in visual communication systems. A few articles have addressed the compression of point clouds, but very few references exist on exploring temporal redundancies. This paper presents a novel motion-compensated approach to encoding dynamic voxelized point clouds at low bit rates. A simple coder breaks the voxelized point cloud at each frame into blocks of voxels. Each block is either encoded in intra-frame mode or is replaced by a motion-compensated version of a block in the previous frame...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541693/shuttlecock-shaped-molecular-rectifier-asymmetric-electron-transport-coupled-with-controlled-molecular-motion
#5
Taekhee Ryu, Yves Lansac, Yun Hee Jang
A fullerene derivative with five hydroxyphenyl groups attached around a pentagon, (4-HOC6H4)5HC60 (1), has shown an asymmetric current-voltage (I-V) curve in a conducting atomic force microscopy experiment on gold. Such molecular rectification has been ascribed to the asymmetric distribution of frontier molecular orbitals over its shuttlecock-shaped structure. Our non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) calculations based on density functional theory (DFT) indeed exhibit an asymmetric I-V curve for 1 standing up between two Au (111) electrodes, but the resulted rectification ratio (RR ~ 3) is insufficient to explain the wide range of RR observed in experiments performed under a high bias voltage...
May 25, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541686/general-oriented-formation-of-carbon-nanotubes-from-metal-organic-frameworks
#6
Jiashen Meng, Chaojiang Niu, Linhan Xu, Jiantao Li, Xiong Liu, Xuanpeng Wang, Yuzhu Wu, Xiaoming Xu, Wenyi Chen, Qi Li, Zi-Zhong Zhu, Dongyuan Zhao, Liqiang Mai
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are of great interest for many potential applications because of their extraordinary electronic, mechanical and structural properties. However, issues of chaotic staking, high cost and high energy dissipation in the synthesis of CNTs remain to be resolved. Here we develop a facile, general and high-yield strategy for the oriented formation of CNTs from metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) through a low-temperature (as low as 430 °C) pyrolysis process. The selected MOF crystals act as a single precursor for both nanocatalysts and carbon sources...
May 25, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540248/long-non-coding-rnas-new-frontiers-for-advancing-personalized-cancer-medicine-in-prostate-cancer
#7
EDITORIAL
Alireza Fotouhi Ghiam, Danny Vesprini, Stanley K Liu
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a group of non-coding transcripts of more than 200 nucleotides that play important biological and clinical roles in prostate cancer (PCa) tumorigenesis, progression and metastasis. They have also shown potential as a biomarker in the diagnosis and prognosis of this disease. LncRNA prostate cancer associated transcript-14 (PCAT-14) was recently identified as a novel prognostic biomarker in PCa, whose low expression was associated with poor outcomes. Here, we briefly discuss future perspectives and clinical applications of lncRNAs as biomarkers and therapeutic targets for PCa...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538573/pursuing-mirror-image-reconstruction-in-unilateral-microtia-customizing-auricular-framework-by-application-of-three-dimensional-imaging-and-three-dimensional-printing
#8
Hsin-Yu Chen, Li-Shia Ng, Chun-Shin Chang, Ting-Chen Lu, Ning-Hung Chen, Zung-Chung Chen
BACKGROUND: Advances in three-dimensional imaging and three-dimensional printing technology have expanded the frontier of presurgical design for microtia reconstruction from two-dimensional curved lines to three-dimensional perspectives. This study presents an algorithm for combining three-dimensional surface imaging, computer-assisted design, and three-dimensional printing to create patient-specific auricular frameworks in unilateral microtia reconstruction. METHODS: Between January of 2015 and January of 2016, six patients with unilateral microtia were enrolled...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538160/colonialism-and-genetics-of-comparative-development
#9
Ideen Riahi
This study argues that European colonial policies and former colonies' genetic variation (genetic distance to Europeans and genetic diversity) were interlinked. Over a prolonged period of time, populations that were genetically far from Europeans and had extreme levels of genetic diversity (e.g. in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas) adapted to environments that were significantly different from the climatic conditions of continental Europe. This resulted in a divergence in populations' resistance to infectious diseases and positive relationships between European settler mortality at the time of colonization, genetic distance to the technological frontier, and genetic diversity...
May 9, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537651/the-burden-of-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-disorder-hand-in-post-haart-era-a-multidisciplinary-review-of-the-literature
#10
G Caruana, G Vidili, P A Serra, P Bagella, A Spanu, V Fiore, D F Calvisi, R Manetti, G Rocchitta, S Nuvoli, S Babudieri, M M Simile, G Madeddu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present multidisciplinary review is to give an updated insight into the most recent findings regarding the pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapeutics of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a comprehensive search, through electronic databases (Pubmed - MEDLINE) and search engines (Google Scholar), of peer-reviewed publications (articles and reviews) and conferences proceedings on HAND pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy, from 1999 to 2016...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536574/erratum-distribution-of-cfr-in-staphylococcus-spp-and-escherichia-coli-strains-from-pig-farms-in-china-and-characterization-of-a-novel-cfr-carrying-f43-a-b-plasmid
#11
(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article on p. 329 in vol. 8, PMID: 28293235.].
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534391/understanding-electron-transport-in-disk-shaped-triphenylene-tris-naphthaleneimidazole-s-through-structural-modification-and-theoretical-investigation
#12
Yue Zhang, David A Hanifi, M Paz Fernandez-Liencres, Liana M Klivansky, Biwu Ma, Amparo Navarro, Yi Liu
Disk-shaped molecules with large aromatic π-surface are a class of organic semiconductors of which the charge carrier transport properties could be greatly facilitated by preferred intermolecular stacking of the π-surfaces. The optical and electronic properties are not only determined by the core aromatic structure of these disk-shaped molecules, but also strongly dependent on the sidechains, which directly impact the molecular self-assembly behavior in condensed phases. Triphenylene-tris(naphthaleneimidazole) (TP-TNI) is a recently reported n-type semiconductor featuring a large π-core and branched sidechains with an electron transporting mobility reaching 10-4 cm2V-1s-1...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533660/genes-emotions-and-gut-microbiota-the-next-frontier-for-the-gastroenterologist
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REVIEW
Arturo Panduro, Ingrid Rivera-Iñiguez, Maricruz Sepulveda-Villegas, Sonia Roman
Most medical specialties including the field of gastroenterology are mainly aimed at treating diseases rather than preventing them. Genomic medicine studies the health/disease process based on the interaction of the human genes with the environment. The gastrointestinal (GI) system is an ideal model to analyze the interaction between our genes, emotions and the gut microbiota. Based on the current knowledge, this mini-review aims to provide an integrated synopsis of this interaction to achieve a better understanding of the GI disorders related to bad eating habits and stress-related disease...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528753/healthcare-access-and-quality-index-based-on-mortality-from-causes-amenable-to-personal-health-care-in-195-countries-and-territories-1990-2015-a-novel-analysis-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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(no author information available yet)
BACKGROUND: National levels of personal health-care access and quality can be approximated by measuring mortality rates from causes that should not be fatal in the presence of effective medical care (ie, amenable mortality). Previous analyses of mortality amenable to health care only focused on high-income countries and faced several methodological challenges. In the present analysis, we use the highly standardised cause of death and risk factor estimates generated through the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) to improve and expand the quantification of personal health-care access and quality for 195 countries and territories from 1990 to 2015...
May 18, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528255/molecular-structure-second-and-third-order-nonlinear-optical-properties-and-dft-studies-of-a-novel-non-centrosymmetric-chalcone-derivative-2e-3-4-fluorophenyl-1-4-1e-4-fluorophenyl-methylene-amino-phenyl-prop-2-en-1-one
#15
Shivaraj R Maidur, Parutagouda Shankaragouda Patil, Anusha Ekbote, Tze Shyang Chia, Ching Kheng Quah
In the present work, the title chalcone, (2E)-3-(4-fluorophenyl)-1-(4-{[(1E)-(4-fluorophenyl) methylene]amino}phenyl)prop-2-en-1-one (abbreviated as FAMFC), was synthesized and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The compound is crystallized in the monoclinic system with non-centrosymmetric space group P21 and hence it satisfies the essential condition for materials to exhibit second-order nonlinear optical properties. The molecular structure was further confirmed by using FT-IR and (1)H NMR spectroscopic techniques...
May 9, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527859/tackling-influenza-with-broadly-neutralizing-antibodies
#16
REVIEW
Davide Corti, Elisabetta Cameroni, Barbara Guarino, Nicole L Kallewaard, Qing Zhu, Antonio Lanzavecchia
Monoclonal antibodies have revolutionized the treatment of several human diseases, including cancer, autoimmunity and inflammatory conditions and represent a new frontier for the treatment of infectious diseases. In the last decade, new methods have allowed the efficient interrogation of the human antibody repertoire from influenza immune individuals and the isolation of several monoclonal antibodies capable of dealing with the high variability of influenza viruses. Here, we will provide a comprehensive overview of the specificity, antiviral and immunological mechanisms of action and development into the clinic of broadly reactive monoclonal antibodies against influenza A and B viruses...
May 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527709/boosting-inflammation-resolution-in-atherosclerosis-the-next-frontier-for-therapy
#17
REVIEW
Gabrielle Fredman, Ira Tabas
Defective inflammation resolution is the underlying cause of prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis, asthma, cancer, and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. Inflammation resolution is governed by several endogenous factors, including fatty acid-derived specialized proresolving mediators and proteins, such as annexin A1. Specifically, specialized proresolving mediators comprise a family of mediators that include arachidonic acid-derived lipoxins, omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid-derived resolvins, docosahexaenoic acid-derived resolvins, protectins, and maresins...
June 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526616/stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-in-treatment-of-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-unsolved-questions-and-frontiers-ahead
#18
Jingze Zhang, Li Kong, Qinghua Jiao, Minghuan Li, Jingming Yu
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) has been recognized as a standard alternative treatment to surgery for inoperable early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Guaranteed local control rates over 90% makes oncologists wonder whether SABR is qualified enough to challenge surgery in operable patients. The role of SABR for centrally located lesions would be another question because of the increased risk of severe toxic effect. Plenty of studies suggest that optimization of dose regimen and appropriate case selection would be helpful...
May 16, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522484/crossing-borders-along-an-endless-frontier
#19
Brad Wible
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520942/emerging-roles-for-micrornas-in-diabetic-microvascular-disease-novel-targets-for-therapy
#20
Yu Zhang, Xinghui Sun, Basak Icli, Mark W Feinberg
Chronic, low-grade systemic inflammation and impaired microvascular function are critical hallmarks in the development of insulin resistance. Accordingly, insulin resistance is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Accumulating studies demonstrate that restoration of impaired function of the diabetic macro- and microvasculature may ameliorate a range of cardiovascular disease states and diabetes-associated complications. In this review, we focus on the emerging role of microRNAs (miRNAs), noncoding RNAs that fine-tune target gene expression and signaling pathways, in insulin-responsive tissues and cell types important for maintaining optimal vascular homeostasis and preventing the sequelae of diabetes-induced end organ injury...
April 1, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
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