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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109203/pedobacter-lusitanus-sp-nov-a-new-bacterial-species-isolated-from-sludge-of-a-deactivated-uranium-mine-in-portugal
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Cláudia Covas, Tânia Caetano, Andreia Cruz, Tiago Santos, Liliana Dias, Guenter Klein, Amir Abdulmawjood, Luiz Rodríguez-Alcalá, Lígia Pimentel, Ana Gomes, Ana Cristina Freitas, Alba Garcia-Serrano, Javier Fontecha, Sónia Mendo
Strain NL19T is a Gram negative aerobic bacterium that was isolated from sludge of a deactivated uranium mine in Portugal. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis revealed that strain NL19T is a member of the genus Pedobacter and closely related to the strains Pedobacter himalayensis MTCC 6384T, Pedobacter cryoconitis DSM 14825T, Pedobacter westerhofensis DSM 19036T and P. hartonius DSM 19033T. It has a DNA G+C content of 40.8 mol%, which agreed with the genus description. The main fatty acids include C16:1 9c, C14:1 9c, C4:0, Iso-C17:0, Iso-C17:0 3-OH, C16:0, Anteiso-C15:0 and Iso-C15:0 3-OH...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109187/antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-ifst062013-a-potential-probiotic
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Md Fakruddin, Md Nur Hossain, Monzur Morshed Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Probiotic yeast has become a field of interest to scientists in recent years. METHODS: Conventional cultural method was employed to isolate and identify yeast and standard methods were used to determine different probiotic attributes, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. RESULTS: This study reports potential probiotic properties of a strain of S. cerevisiae IFST 062013 isolated from fruit. The isolate is tolerant to a wide range of temperature and pH, high concentration of bile salt and NaCl, gastric juice, intestinal environment, α-amylase, trypsin and lysozyme...
January 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109185/folding-of-intrinsically-disordered-plant-lea-proteins-is-driven-by-glycerol-induced-crowding-and-the-presence-of-membranes
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Anne Bremer, Martin Wolff, Anja Thalhammer, Dirk K Hincha
Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins are related to cellular dehydration tolerance. Most LEA proteins are predicted to have no stable secondary structure in solution, i.e. to be intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), but they may acquire α-helical structure upon drying. In the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana the LEA proteins COR15A and COR15B are highly induced upon cold treatment and are necessary for the plants to attain full freezing tolerance. Freezing leads to increased intracellular crowding due to dehydration by extracellular ice crystals...
January 21, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109105/-effect-of-heat-exposure-in-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy-on-intrauterine-growth-of-fatal-rat-and-the-expression-of-hsp70-bax-and-bcl-2-of-placenta
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Yong-Bao Peng, Shu-Hui Huang, Jun-Ming Zhang, Yong Luo, Qun Zhou, Huai Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of heat exposure during the second week of pregnancy on placental development and intrauterine growth of fetal rats. METHODS: 24 pregnant rats were either exposed or not to a temperature of 35∓1 degrees celsius; during the second week of pregnancy. The body weight gain of the pregnant rats was measured regularly, and in late pregnancy, the pregnant rats were dissected and the number, weight, length, tail length, appearance of the offspring rats, number of live and still births, and the placental weight were recorded...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109074/determination-of-four-nadolol-stereoisomers-in-capsules-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-and-circular-dichroism
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Grazielle Prado Alexandre, Márcio Nardelli Wandermuren, Adriano Peron, Vanessa Franco Tavares, Denis Alexandre Ramalho Padeiro, Kelly Alessandra Sakiara, María Segunda Aurora-Prado, Anil Kumar Singh, Erika Rosa Maria Kedor-Hackmann, Maria Inês Rocha Miritello Santoro
Nadolol is a blocking agent with activity in β-adrenergic receptors. The objective of this research was to develop andvalidate an HPLC and circular dichroism method for the quantification of four nadolol stereoisomers in capsules. The HPLC method was validated using a Chiralcel OD column (250 × 4,6 mm, 10 μm). The mobile phase consisted of hexane-ethanol-diethylamine-acetic acid(86 + 14 + 0.3 + 0.3, v/v/v/v), with a flow rate of 0.7 mL/min and temperature of 25 ± 1°C and UV detection carried out at 220 nm...
January 21, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109058/in-vivo-construction-of-liver-tissue-by-implantation-of-a-hepatic-non-parenchymal-adipose-derived-stem-cell-sheet
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Mio Fujii, Kosho Yamanouchi, Yusuke Sakai, Zhassulan Baimakhanov, Izumi Yamaguchi, Akihiko Soyama, Masaaki Hidaka, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Tamotsu Kuroki, Susumu Eguchi
Subcutaneous hepatocyte sheet implantation is an attractive therapeutic option for various liver diseases. However, this technique is limited by the availability of hepatocytes. Thus, the use of hepatic non-parenchymal cells (NPCs) containing small hepatocytes, which have the ability to proliferate more rapidly than mature hepatocytes, for transplantation has been suggested. The aim of our study was to construct liver tissue subcutaneously in rats by implanting NPC sheets co-cultivated with adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs), which produce certain angiogenic factors...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108974/design-and-evaluation-of-topical-diclofenac-sodium-gel-using-hot-melt-extrusion-technology-as-a-continuous-manufacturing-process-with-kolliphor%C3%A2-p407
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Jaywant Pawar, Rajkiran Narkhede, Purnima Amin, Vaishali Tawde
The aim of the present context was to develop and evaluate a Kolliphor® P407-based transdermal gel formulation of diclofenac sodium by hot melt extrusion (HME) technology; central composite design was used to optimize the formulation process. In this study, we have explored first time ever HME as an industrially feasible and continuous manufacturing technology for the manufacturing of gel formulation using Kolliphor® P407 and Kollisolv® PEG400 as a gel base. Diclofenac sodium was used as a model drug. The HME parameters such as feeding rate, screw speed, and barrel temperature were crucial for the semisolid product development, and were optimized after preliminary trials...
January 20, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108957/effect-of-temperature-on-surface-characteristics-of-nitrogen-ion-implanted-biocompatible-titanium
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Hossein Aghajani, Mohsen Sadeghpour Motlagh
It has been established that nitrogen implantation can modify metals surface properties such as corrosion, wear, friction, etc. Recent studies have shown that nitrogen implantation into titanium and its alloys leads to the formation of titanium nitride, which has interesting biological, chemical, and mechanical properties. In the present investigation, commercially pure biocompatible titanium implanted by nitrogen. Implantation of ions performed at 80 keV and a dose of 2.1 × 10(18) ions/cm(2) at four different temperatures of 300, 473, 673 and 873 k...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108886/phase-behaviour-in-complementary-dna-coated-gold-nanoparticles-and-fd-viruses-mixtures-a-numerical-study
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Massimiliano Chiappini, Erika Eiser, Francesco Sciortino
A new gel-forming colloidal system based on a binary mixture of fd-viruses and gold nanoparticles functionalized with complementary DNA single strands has been recently introduced. Upon quenching below the DNA melt temperature, such a system results in a highly porous gel state, that may be developed in a new functional material of tunable porosity. In order to shed light on the gelation mechanism, we introduce a model closely mimicking the experimental one and we explore via Monte Carlo simulations its equilibrium phase diagram...
January 2017: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108783/health-symptoms-in-relation-to-temperature-humidity-and-self-reported-perceptions-of-climate-in-new-york-city-residential-environments
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Ashlinn Quinn, Jeffrey Shaman
Little monitoring has been conducted of temperature and humidity inside homes despite the fact that these conditions may be relevant to health outcomes. Previous studies have observed associations between self-reported perceptions of the indoor environment and health. Here, we investigate associations between measured temperature and humidity, perceptions of indoor environmental conditions, and health symptoms in a sample of New York City apartments. We measured temperature and humidity in 40 New York City apartments during summer and winter seasons and collected survey data from the households' residents...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108698/genome-wide-analysis-of-fatty-acid-desaturation-and-its-response-to-temperature
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Guillaume Menard, Jose Martin Moreno, Fiona Bryant, Olaya Munoz-Azcarate, Amélie A Kelly, Keywan Hassani-Pak, Smita Kurup, Peter J Eastmond
Plants modify the polyunsaturated fatty acid content of their membrane and storage lipids in order to adapt to changes in temperature. In developing seeds this response is largely controlled by the activities of the microsomal ω-6 and ω-3 fatty acid desaturases, FAD2 and FAD3. Although temperature-regulation of desaturation has been studied at the molecular and biochemical level, the genetic control of this trait is poorly understood. Here we have characterised the response of Arabidopsis thaliana seed lipids to variation in ambient temperature and found that heat inhibits both ω-6 and ω-3 desaturation in phosphatidylcholine, leading to a proportional change in triacylglycerol composition...
January 20, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108671/tenacious-d-symbiodinium-in-clade-d-remain-in-reef-corals-at-both-high-and-low-temperature-extremes-despite-impairment
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Rachel N Silverstein, Ross Cunning, Andrew C Baker
Reef corals are sensitive to thermal stress, which induces coral bleaching (the loss of algal symbionts), often leading to coral mortality. However, corals hosting certain symbionts (notably Symbiodinium in clade D) resist bleaching when exposed to high temperatures. To determine if these symbionts are also cold tolerant, we exposed corals hosting either Symbiodinium C3 or D1a to incremental warming (+1°C week(-1) to 35°C) and cooling (-1°C week(-1) to 15°C), and measured photodamage and symbiont loss. During warming to 33°C, C3-corals were photodamaged and lost >99% of symbionts, while D1a-corals experienced photodamage but did not bleach...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108670/retinal-temporal-resolution-and-contrast-sensitivity-in-the-parasitic-lamprey-mordacia-mordax-and-its-non-parasitic-derivative-m-praecox
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Rachael E Warrington, Nathan S Hart, Ian C Potter, Shaun P Collin, Jan M Hemmi
Lampreys and hagfishes are the sole extant representatives of the early agnathan (jawless) vertebrates. We compared retinal function of fully-metamorphosed, immature Mordacia mordax (which are about to commence parasitic feeding) with those of sexually-mature individuals of its non-parasitic derivative M praecox We focused on elucidating the retinal adaptations to dim-light environments in these nocturnally-active lampreys, using electroretinography to determine the temporal resolution (flicker fusion frequency, FFF) and temporal contrast sensitivity (CS) of enucleated eyecups at different temperatures and light intensities...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108656/functionally-interdependent-shape-switching-nanoparticles-with-controllable-properties
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Justin R Halman, Emily Satterwhite, Brandon Roark, Morgan Chandler, Mathias Viard, Anna Ivanina, Eckart Bindewald, Wojciech K Kasprzak, Martin Panigaj, My N Bui, Jacob S Lu, Johann Miller, Emil F Khisamutdinov, Bruce A Shapiro, Marina A Dobrovolskaia, Kirill A Afonin
We introduce a new concept that utilizes cognate nucleic acid nanoparticles which are fully complementary and functionally-interdependent to each other. In the described approach, the physical interaction between sets of designed nanoparticles initiates a rapid isothermal shape change which triggers the activation of multiple functionalities and biological pathways including transcription, energy transfer, functional aptamers and RNA interference. The individual nanoparticles are not active and have controllable kinetics of re-association and fine-tunable chemical and thermodynamic stabilities...
January 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108645/whole-body-hyperthermia-but-not-skin-hyperthermia-accelerates-brain-and-locomotor-limb-circulatory-strain-and-impairs-exercise-capacity-in-humans
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Steven J Trangmar, Scott T Chiesa, Kameljit K Kalsi, Niels H Secher, José González-Alonso
Cardiovascular strain and hyperthermia are thought to be important factors limiting exercise capacity in heat-stressed humans, however, the contribution of elevations in skin (Tsk) versus whole body temperatures on exercise capacity has not been characterized. To ascertain their relationships with exercise capacity, blood temperature (TB), oxygen uptake (V̇O2), brain perfusion (MCA Vmean), locomotor limb hemodynamics, and hematological parameters were assessed during incremental cycling exercise with elevated skin (mild hyperthermia; HYPmild), combined core and skin temperatures (moderate hyperthermia; HYPmod), and under control conditions...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108571/dynamical-theory-of-shear-bands-in-structural-glasses
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Apiwat Wisitsorasak, Peter G Wolynes
The heterogeneous elastoplastic deformation of structural glasses is explored using the framework of the random first-order transition theory of the glass transition along with an extended mode-coupling theory that includes activated events. The theory involves coupling the continuum elastic theory of strain transport with mobility generation and transport as described in the theory of glass aging and rejuvenation. Fluctuations that arise from the generation and transport of mobility, fictive temperature, and stress are treated explicitly...
January 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108436/novel-approach-for-independent-control-of-brain-hypothermia-and-systemic-normothermia-cerebral-selective-deep-hypothermia-for-refractory-cardiac-arrest
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Chih-Hsien Wang, Yu-Ting Lin, Heng-Wen Chou, Yi-Chih Wang, Joey-Jen Hwang, John R Gilbert, Yih-Sharng Chen
A 38-year-old man was found unconscious, alone in the driver's seat of his car. The emergency medical team identified his condition as pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillation was attempted but failed. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was started in the emergency room 52 min after the estimated arrest following the extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) protocol in our center. The initial prognosis under the standard protocol was <25% chance of survival. A novel adjunctive to our ECPR protocol, cerebral selective deep (<30°C) hypothermia (CSDH), was applied...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108411/production-and-characterization-of-medium-chain-length-polyhydroxyalkanoates-copolymer-from-arctic-psychrotrophic-bacterium-pseudomonas-sp-pamc-28620
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Ganesan Sathiyanarayanan, Shashi Kant Bhatia, Hun-Suk Song, Jong-Min Jeon, Jun-Young Kim, Yoo Kyung Lee, Yun-Gon Kim, Yung-Hun Yang
Arctic psychrotrophic bacterium Pseudomonas sp. PAMC 28620 was found to produce a distinctive medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates (MCL-PHAs) copolymer when grown on structurally unrelated carbon sources including glycerol. The maximum MCL-PHAs copolymer yield was obtained about 52.18±4.12% from 7.95±0.66g/L of biomass at 144h of fermentation when 3% glycerol was used as sole carbon and energy source during the laboratory-scale bioreactor process. Characterization of the copolymer was carried out using fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), proton ((1)H) and carbon ((13)C) nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), gel permeation chromatography (GPC), differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA)...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108408/effect-of-drying-conditions-on-crystallinity-of-amylose-nanoparticles-prepared-by-nanoprecipitation
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Xiaoxia Yan, Yanjiao Chang, Qian Wang, Youjia Fu, Jiang Zhou
In this study, amylose nanoparticles prepared by nanoprecipitation were dried at different conditions. The crystalline structure, crystallinity, re-dispersibility and morphological characteristic of the amylose nanoparticles after drying were investigated. X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the V-type crystalline structure of the amylose nanoparticles formed in the drying process instead of the precipitation process, and drying condition significantly affects the crystallinity. The temperature cycles drying at 4°C and 40°C considerably increased crystallinity of the amylose nanoparticles, 24h (4/40°C, 12h/12h) drying under 11% relative humidity could give rise to a crystallinity up to 50...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108367/a-propensity-score-matched-analysis-of-the-impact-of-minimum-inhibitory-concentration-on-mortality-in-patients-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bacteraemia-treated-with-piperacillin-tazobactam
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Chris A Gentry, Riley J Williams
The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recently re-examined Pseudomonas aeruginosa minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) susceptibility breakpoints for piperacillin/tazobactam (TZP). The objectives of this study were to analyse the impact of elevated TZP MICs (32-64 mg/L) versus lower respective MICs on P. aeruginosa bacteraemia patient outcomes. Data were gathered from a Veterans Health Administration national clinical database on P. aeruginosa bacteraemia episodes from 2007 to 2013. Patients treated with TZP were identified, comprising 53 elevated MIC episodes and 301 low MIC episodes...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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