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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409939/band-resolved-double-photoemission-spectroscopy-on-correlated-valence-electron-pairs-in-metals
#1
Andreas Trützschler, Michael Huth, Cheng-Tien Chiang, Robin Kamrla, Frank O Schumann, Jürgen Kirschner, Wolf Widdra
Correlated valence electrons in Ag and Cu are investigated using double photoemission spectroscopy driven by a high-order harmonic light source. Electron pairs consisting of two d electrons as well as pairs with one sp and one d electron are resolved in the two-dimensional energy spectrum. Surprisingly, the intensity ratio of sp-d to d-d pairs from Ag is 3 times higher than in the self-convoluted density of states. Our results directly show the band-resolved configurations of electron pairs in solids and emphasize a band-dependent picture for electron correlation even in these paradigmatic metals...
March 31, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385654/surfactant-protein-d-a-sensitive-predictor-for-efficiency-of-preoperative-pulmonary-rehabilitation
#2
Jian Huang, Yutian Lai, Ke Gao, Yifan Wang, Heng Du, Jianhua Su, Guowei Che, Xudong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Surfactant Protein D (SP-D) as a lung-derived biomarker for inflammatory lung disease is being studied in depth. Meanwhile, the Pre-operative Rehabilitation Program (PRP) has been proposed as an effective treatment to reduce the incidence of Post-operative Pulmonary Complications (PPCs) and further improve quality of life. However, the relationship between serum SP-D levels and PRP remains unclear. This study aimed to explore the correlation between these two phenomena and validate the feasibility of using preoperative serum SP-D levels to predict or assess the effectiveness of PRP...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382887/morphology-and-molecular-characterization-of-demidospermus-spirophallus-n-sp-d-prolixus-n-sp-monogenea-dactylogyridae-and-a-redescription-of-d-anus-in-siluriform-catfish-from-brazil
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L Franceschini, A C Zago, M I Müller, C J Francisco, R M Takemoto, R J da Silva
The present study describes Demidospermus spirophallus n. sp. and Demidospermus prolixus n. sp. (Monogenea, Dactylogyridae) from the siluriform catfish Loricaria prolixa Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1978 (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from the state of São Paulo, Brazil, supported by morphological and molecular data. In addition, notes on the circumscription of the genus with a redescription of Demisdospermus anus are presented. Demidospermus spirophallus n. sp. differed from other congeners mainly because of the morphology of the male copulatory organ (MCO), which exhibited 2½ counterclockwise rings, a tubular accessory piece with one bifurcated end and a weakly sclerotized vagina with sinistral opening...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370220/impact-of-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-agents-on-serum-levels-of-kl-6-and-surfactant-protein-d-in-patients-with-psoriasis
#4
Mitsuha Hayashi, Koichi Yanaba, Yoshinori Umezawa, Akihiko Asahina, Hidemi Nakagawa
We longitudinally examined the influence of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α treatment on serum levels of KL-6 and surfactant protein-D (SP-D). The study group comprised 22 patients with psoriasis treated with infliximab or adalimumab and with no history of interstitial lung disease (ILD). KL-6 and SP-D levels were measured in serum samples. Twelve of the 22 patients (55%) showed at least a 20% increase in KL-6 levels compared with baseline. Of these 12 patients, none exhibited any signs of ILD on chest computed tomography and nine who showed an increase in KL-6 levels (75%) showed at least a 20% increase in SP-D levels...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367508/alterations-of-the-murine-gut-microbiome-in-allergic-airway-disease-are-independent-of-surfactant-protein-d
#5
Kenneth K Barfod, Michael Roggenbuck, Suzan Al-Shuweli, Dalia Fakih, Søren J Sørensen, Grith L Sørensen
BACKGROUND: SP-D is an important host defense lectin in innate immunity and SP-D deficient mice show several abnormal immune effects and are susceptible to allergen-induced airway disease. At the same time, host microbiome interactions play an important role in the development of allergic airway disease, and alterations to gut microbiota have been linked to airway disease through the gut-lung axis. Currently, it is unknown if the genotype (Sftpd-/- or Sftpd+/+) of the standard SP-D mouse model can affect the host microbiota to such an degree that it would overcome the cohousing effect on microbiota and interfere with the interpretation of immunological data from the model...
March 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355256/the-usefulness-of-monomeric-periostin-as-a-biomarker-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Shoichiro Ohta, Masaki Okamoto, Kiminori Fujimoto, Noriho Sakamoto, Koichiro Takahashi, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Hisako Kushima, Hiroshi Ishii, Keiichi Akasaka, Junya Ono, Ayami Kamei, Yoshinori Azuma, Hisako Matsumoto, Yukie Yamaguchi, Michiko Aihara, Takeshi Johkoh, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Masao Ichiki, Hironori Sagara, Jun-Ichi Kadota, Masayuki Hanaoka, Shin-Ichiro Hayashi, Shigeru Kohno, Tomoaki Hoshino, Kenji Izuhara
The natural course of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is variable. Predicting disease progression and survival in IPF is important for treatment. We previously demonstrated that serum periostin has the potential to be a prognostic biomarker for IPF. Our aim was to use monomeric periostin in a multicenter study to evaluate its efficacy in diagnosing IPF and predicting its progression. To do so, we developed a new periostin kit to detect only monomeric periostin. The subjects consisted of 60 IPF patients in a multicenter cohort study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321059/arterial-carboxyhemoglobin-measurement-is-useful-for-evaluating-pulmonary-inflammation-in-subjects-with-interstitial-lung-disease
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Yu Hara, Masaharu Shinkai, Soichiro Kanoh, Yuji Fujikura, Bruce K Rubin, Akihiko Kawana, Takeshi Kaneko
Objective The arterial concentration of carboxyhemoglobin (CO-Hb) in subjects with inflammatory pulmonary disease is higher than that in healthy individuals. We retrospectively analyzed the relationship between the CO-Hb concentration and established markers of disease severity in subjects with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Methods The CO-Hb concentration was measured in subjects with newly diagnosed or untreated ILD and the relationships between the CO-Hb concentration and the serum biomarker levels, lung function, high-resolution CT (HRCT) findings, and the uptake in gallium-67 ((67)Ga) scintigraphy were evaluated...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291742/first-principles-study-of-methane-decomposition-on-b5-step-edge-type-site-of-ru-surface
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Ryan Lacdao Arevalo, Susan Meñez Aspera, Mary Clare Sison Escaño, Hiroshi Nakanishi, Hideaki Kasai
Many chemical reactions that produce a wide range of hydrocarbons and alcohols involve the breaking of C-H bonds in methane. In this paper, we analyzed the decomposition of this molecule on the B5 step-edge type site of Ru surface using first principles calculations based on dispersion-corrected density functional theory. Methane was found to be weakly adsorbed on the surface, characterized by the hybridization of its sp states with Ru-d xz,yz,zz states. Dissociative adsorption is energetically preferred over molecular methane adsorption, resulting in CH fragment...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279530/rhamnolipid-aided-biodegradation-of-carbendazim-by-rhodococcus-sp-d-1-characteristics-products-and-phytotoxicity
#9
Naling Bai, Sheng Wang, Rexiding Abuduaini, Meinan Zhang, Xufen Zhu, Yuhua Zhao
We successfully isolated Rhodococcus sp. D-1, an efficient carbendazim-degrading bacterium that degraded 98.20% carbendazim (200ppm) within 5days. Carbendazim was first processed into 2-aminobenzimidazole, converted to 2-hydroxybenzimidazole, and then further mineralized by subsequent processing. After genomic analysis, we hypothesized that D-1 may express a new kind of enzyme capable of hydrolyzing carbendazim. In addition, the effect of the biodegradable biosurfactant rhamnolipid on the rate and extent of carbendazim degradation was assessed in batch analyses...
March 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278679/a-new-sesquiterpene-lactone-from-fungus-eutypella-sp-d-1
#10
Yue Zhou, Yi-Xin Zhang, Jian-Peng Zhang, Hao-Bing Yu, Xiao-Yu Liu, Xiao-Ling Lu, Bing-Hua Jiao
We isolated and identified a new sesquiterpene lactone which we named eut-Guaiane sesquiterpene (1), along with four cytochalasins from the fungus Eutypella sp. derived from the soil of high latitude of Arctic. The new structure was determined by spectroscopic studies such as 1D and 2D NMR and MS analyses, while the known compounds were identified by comparison of the NMR data with those in literatures. New compound 1 exhibited strong antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus...
February 9, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275485/serum-kl-6-and-surfactant-protein-d-as-monitoring-and-predictive-markers-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-and-mixed-connective-tissue-disease
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Hideaki Yamakawa, Eri Hagiwara, Hideya Kitamura, Yumie Yamanaka, Satoshi Ikeda, Akimasa Sekine, Tomohisa Baba, Koji Okudela, Tae Iwasawa, Tamiko Takemura, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Takashi Ogura
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is frequent complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). The disease is heterogeneous, and its outcome is unpredictable. Some patients have severe and progressive deterioration of ILD, which is the leading cause of mortality. We aimed to determine whether serum levels of Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6) and surfactant protein-D (SP-D) correlate with SSc/MCTD-associated ILD activity. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 40 patients with SSc/MCTD-associated ILD: 29 patients with SSc and 11 patients with MCTD...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224053/understanding-morphological-variability-in-a-taxonomic-context-in-chilean-diplomystids-teleostei-siluriformes-including-the-description-of-a-new-species
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Gloria Arratia, Claudio Quezada-Romegialli
Following study of the external morphology and its unmatched variability throughout ontogeny and a re-examination of selected morphological characters based on many specimens of diplomystids from Central and South Chile, we revised and emended previous specific diagnoses and consider Diplomystes chilensis, D. nahuelbutaensis, D. camposensis, and Olivaichthys viedmensis (Baker River) to be valid species. Another group, previously identified as Diplomystes sp., D. spec., D. aff. chilensis, and D. cf. chilensis inhabiting rivers between Rapel and Itata Basins is given a new specific name (Diplomystes incognitus) and is diagnosed...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221763/inactivation-clearance-and-functional-effects-of-lung-instilled-short-and-long-silver-nanowires-in-rats
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Kian Fan Chung, Joanna Seiffert, Shu Chen, Ioannis G Theodorou, Angela Erin Goode, Bey Fen Leo, Catriona M McGilvery, Farhana Hussain, Coen Wiegman, Christos Rossios, Jie Zhu, Jicheng Gong, Farid Tariq, Vladimir Yufit, Alexander J Monteith, Teruo Hashimoto, Jeremy N Skepper, Mary P Ryan, Junfeng Zhang, Teresa D Tetley, Alexandra E Porter
There is a potential for silver nanowires (AgNWs) to be inhaled, but there is little information on their health effects and their chemical transformation inside the lungs in vivo. We studied the effects of short (S-AgNWs; 1.5 μm) and long (L-AgNWs; 10 μm) nanowires instilled into the lungs of Sprague-Dawley rats. S- and L-AgNWs were phagocytosed and degraded by macrophages; there was no frustrated phagocytosis. Interestingly, both AgNWs were internalized in alveolar epithelial cells, with precipitation of Ag2S on their surface as secondary Ag2S nanoparticles...
March 28, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212617/surfactant-protein-d-sp-d-gene-polymorphisms-and-serum-level-as-predictors-of-susceptibility-and-prognosis-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-chinese-population
#14
Jiao Liu, Guang Li, Lianghai Li, Zhiyong Liu, Qingshan Zhou, Guirong Wang, Dechang Chen
BACKGROUND: Injury to the kidney epithelial barrier is a characteristic feature of acute kidney injury (AKI). Serum surfactant protein-D (SP-D), a known biomarker of damaged alveolar epithelium, is also secreted by renal tubular epithelial cells. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the possible association of SP-D with AKI susceptibility and prognosis. METHODS: In this study, 159 AKI patients and 120 healthy individuals were included. SP-D polymorphisms Thr11Met and Thr160Ala, AKI patient serum SP-D levels at days 1, 3 and 7 and urine KIM-1 levels in both AKI patients and controls were examined...
February 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187051/kinetics-of-plasma-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-lung-injury-in-surgical-patients-with-or-without-postoperative-pulmonary-complications
#15
Ary Serpa Neto, Pedro P Z A Campos, Sabrine N T Hemmes, Lieuwe D Bos, Thomas Bluth, Marion Ferner, Andreas Güldner, Markus W Hollmann, Inmaculada India, Thomas Kiss, Rita Laufenberg-Feldmann, Juraj Sprung, Demet Sulemanji, Carmen Unzueta, Marcos F Vidal Melo, Toby N Weingarten, Anita M Tuip-de Boer, Paolo Pelosi, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Marcus J Schultz
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are common after major abdominal surgery. The kinetics of plasma biomarkers could improve identification of patients developing PPCs, but the kinetics may depend on intraoperative ventilator settings. OBJECTIVE: To test whether the kinetics of plasma biomarkers are capable of identifying patients who will develop PPCs, and whether the kinetics depend on the intraoperative level of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP)...
April 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185902/lung-remodeling-in-aging-surfactant-protein-d-deficient-mice
#16
Jan Philipp Schneider, Martina Arkenau, Lars Knudsen, Dirk Wedekind, Matthias Ochs
Pulmonary surfactant, a mixture of lipids and proteins at the air-liquid interface of alveoli, prevents the lungs from collapsing due to surface tension. One constituent is surfactant-associated protein-D (SP-D), a protein involved in surfactant homeostasis and innate immunity. Mice deficient in SP-D (SP-D (-/-)) has been described as developing a characteristic phenotype which affects the surfactant system (including changes in the intra-cellular and intra-alveolar surfactant pool, alveolar epithelial type II cells and alveolar macrophages), lung architecture and its inflammatory state (development of an emphysema-like pathology, inflammatory cell infiltration)...
February 7, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168327/surfactant-protein-d-delays-fas-and-trail-mediated-extrinsic-pathway-of-apoptosis-in-t-cells
#17
Pascal Djiadeu, Lakshmi P Kotra, Neil Sweezey, Nades Palaniyar
Only a few extracellular soluble proteins are known to modulate apoptosis. We considered that surfactant-associated protein D (SP-D), an innate immune collectin present on many mucosal surfaces, could regulate apoptosis. Although SP-D is known to be important for immune cell homeostasis, whether SP-D affects apoptosis is unknown. In this study we aimed to determine the effects of SP-D on Jurkat T cells and human T cells dying by apoptosis. Here we show that SP-D binds to Jurkat T cells and delays the progression of Fas (CD95)-Fas ligand and TRAIL-TRAIL receptor induced, but not TNF-TNF receptor-mediated apoptosis...
February 6, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163207/expression-of-recombinant-surfactant-protein-sfta3-in-the-human-kidney-cell-line-hek-293t
#18
H Schröder, R Fischer, L Sollfrank, F Paulsen, L Bräuer, M Schicht
Pulmonary surfactant is broadly known to keep the lung dry, clean and open by lowering the surface tension of the fluid-film that lines the alveoli. The surfactant's protein component, the so called surfactant proteins (SPs), make up a multifunctional protein family. In addition to the four "classical" surfactant proteins (SP-A, SP-B, SP-C and SP-D), which possess immunologic as well as surfactant regulatory properties, two novel putative surfactant proteins (SFTA2 and SFTA3) have recently been described. Neither of them shows sequential nor structural similarity with the already known surfactant proteins...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127335/increased-cd11b-and-hypoxia-inducible-factors-1alpha-expressions-in-the-lung-tissue-and-surfactant-protein-d-levels-in-serum-are-related-with-acute-lung-injury-in-severe-malaria-of-c57bl-6-mice
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Wike Astrid Cahayani, Eviana Norahmawati, Niniek Budiarti, Loeki Enggar Fitri
BACKGROUND: We aimed to reveal the role of CD11b and hypoxia-inducible factors-1alpha (HIF-1α) expressions on monocytes and alveolar macrophages of lung tissue, and the levels of serum surfactant protein-D (SP-D) in severe malaria-associated acute lung injury (ALI). METHODS: The C57BL/6 mice were divided into control group, renal malaria group (inoculated with 10(6)Plasmodium berghei ANKA), and cerebral malaria group (inoculated with 10(7)P. berghei ANKA). The expressions of CD11b and HIF-1α in lung tissue were observed by immunohistochemistry, and serum SP-D levels were measured by ELISA...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077805/spin-exciton-interaction-and-related-micro-photoluminescence-spectra-of-znse-mn-dms-nanoribbon
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Lipeng Hou, Weichang Zhou, Bingsuo Zou, Yu Zhang, Junbo Han, Xinxin Yang, Zhihong Gong, Jingbo Li, Sishen Xie, Li-Jie Shi
For their spintronic applications the magnetic and optical properties of diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMS) have been studied widely. However, the exact relationships between the magnetic interactions and optical emission behaviors in DMS are not well understood yet due to their complicated microstructural and compositional characters from different growth and preparation techniques. Manganese (Mn) doped ZnSe nanoribbons with high quality were obtained by using the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method...
March 10, 2017: Nanotechnology
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