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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106562/plasma-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptides-in-type-2-diabetes-a-matched-case-control-study
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Kirsten E Peters, Wendy A Davis, Kevin Taddei, Ralph N Martins, Colin L Masters, Timothy M E Davis, David G Bruce
BACKGROUND: Plasma amyloid-β (Aβ) levels have rarely been investigated in type 2 diabetes despite its known associations with Alzheimer's disease. OBJECTIVE: To compare blood plasma Aβ concentrations (Aβ40 and Aβ42) in cognitively normal individuals with and without type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Plasma Aβ40 and Aβ42 were measured in 194 participants with diabetes recruited from the community-based Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II cohort (mean age 71 years, 59% males) and 194 age-, sex-, and APOEɛ4 allele-matched, control subjects without diabetes from the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study using a multiplex microsphere-based immunoassay...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104800/frequency-channel-dependent-selectivity-for-temporal-call-characteristics-in-gray-treefrogs-hyla-versicolor
#2
Michael S Reichert, Gerlinde Höbel
Sensory receptors transmit information on multiple stimulus dimensions. Much remains to be understood about how the processing of different signal characteristics is partitioned and integrated in different areas of the nervous system. Amphibian hearing involves two morphologically distinct inner-ear organs that process different components of the frequency spectrum. Many anuran signals contain two frequency peaks, each one matching the sensitivity of one of these two organs. We hypothesized that the processing of temporal characteristics of acoustic signals would differ in these two frequency channels, perhaps because of differences in the response properties of the two inner-ear organs...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103012/a-bi-modal-cationic-and-water-soluble-calix-4-arene-conjugate-design-synthesis-characterization-and-transfection-of-rfp-encoded-plasmid-in-cancer-cells
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Kushal Samanta, Dnyanesh S Ranade, Aekta Upadhyay, Prasad Padmakar Kulkarni, Chebrolu Pulla Rao
A new bimodal fluorescent cationic calix[4]arene (L1) conjugate has been synthesized in multiple steps and well characterized by NMR and ESI-MS techniques. L1 has been investigated for its DNA binding ability by various spectroscopy techniques like, absorption, fluorescence and circular dichroism (CD). The formation of L1-DNA complex has been confirmed by the gel electrophoresis in presence of incremental concentration of L1. To visualize the packing of the plasmid (pBR322), detailed tapping mode AFM study has been performed, which revealed blob like structure of plasmid upon addition of the incremental amount of L1...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099449/the-use-of-functional-data-analysis-to-evaluate-activity-in-a-spontaneous-model-of-degenerative-joint-disease-associated-pain-in-cats
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Margaret E Gruen, Marcela Alfaro-Córdoba, Andrea E Thomson, Alicia C Worth, Ana-Maria Staicu, B Duncan X Lascelles
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Accelerometry is used as an objective measure of physical activity in humans and veterinary species. In cats, one important use of accelerometry is in the study of therapeutics designed to treat degenerative joint disease (DJD) associated pain, where it serves as the most widely applied objective outcome measure. These analyses have commonly used summary measures, calculating the mean activity per-minute over days and comparing between treatment periods. While this technique has been effective, information about the pattern of activity in cats is lost...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098977/lamellar-metal-organic-framework-derived-fe-n-c-non-noble-electrocatalysts-with-bimodal-porosity-for-efficient-oxygen-reduction
#5
Zhongtao Li, Hongdi Sun, Liangqin Wei, Wen-Jie Jiang, Mingbo Wu, Jin-Song Hu
Developing highly efficient and stable non-Pt electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) to replace the state-of-the-art noble metal is essential for the commercialization of fuel cells. Fe-N-C based electrocatalysts are considered as one of promising alternatives to commercial Pt/C. An efficient electrocatalyst commonly requires large density of active site, high surface area, and desirable porosity, especially multi-modal porosity with both large pores for efficient mass transfer and small pores for exposing as much active sites as possible...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098187/carbon-elimination-from-silicon-kerf-thermogravimetric-analysis-and-mechanistic-considerations
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Miguel Vazquez-Pufleau, Tandeep S Chadha, Gregory Yablonsky, Pratim Biswas
40% of ultrapure silicon is lost as kerf during slicing to produce wafers. Kerf is currently not being recycled due to engineering challenges and costs associated with removing its abundant impurities. Carbon left behind from the lubricant remains as one of the most difficult contaminants to remove in kerf without significant silicon oxidation. The present work enables to better understand the mechanism of carbon elimination in kerf which can aid the design of better processes for kef recycling and low cost photovoltaics...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097655/hermaphroditism-in-the-dash-and-dot-goatfish-parupeneus-barberinus
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K Longenecker, R Langston, M Crane
Presence of bisexual individuals and a sex-specific bimodal size distribution are suggestive of protogyny in the dash-and-dot goatfish Parupeneus barberinus, but the most parsimonious interpretation of histological analysis is juvenile hermaphroditism. This is the first report of hermaphroditism in the Mullidae.
January 18, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096667/hyaluronan-modified-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-bimodal-breast-cancer-imaging-and-photothermal-therapy
#8
Rui-Meng Yang, Chao-Ping Fu, Jin-Zhi Fang, Xiang-Dong Xu, Xin-Hua Wei, Wen-Jie Tang, Xin-Qing Jiang, Li-Ming Zhang
Theranostic nanoparticles with both imaging and therapeutic abilities are highly promising in successful diagnosis and treatment of the most devastating cancers. In this study, the dual-modal imaging and photothermal effect of hyaluronan (HA)-modified superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (HA-SPIONs), which was developed in a previous study, were investigated for CD44 HA receptor-overexpressing breast cancer in both in vitro and in vivo experiments. Heat is found to be rapidly generated by near-infrared laser range irradiation of HA-SPIONs...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091652/a-novel-3-d-photoluminescent-cuprous-chloride-polymer-based-on-bifunctional-imidazolate-tetrazolate-bridges
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Qiuling Tang, Jian Zhou, Filipe A Almeida Paz, Lianshe Fu, Hong Xiao, Qi Zhou, Ju Li
A novel 3-D cuprous chloride polymer [CuCl(μ5-L)]n (1, HL = 1-tetrazole-4-imidazole-benzene) has been hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. 1 displays a 3-D network with a bimodal fsc-3,5-Cmce-2 topological type constructed by the linkages of rare [CuCl](+) cations and L(-) ligands. The photoluminescence properties and density functional theory calculations of 1 have also been studied.
January 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089533/bias-and-association-of-sediment-organic-matter-source-apportionment-indicators-a-case-study-in-a-eutrophic-lake-chaohu-china
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Fu-Liu Xu, Chen Yang, Wei He, Qi-Shuang He, Yi-Long Li, Lei Kang, Wen-Xiu Liu, Yong-Qiang Xiong, Baoshan Xing
The sources of sediment organic matter (SOM) could be explained by various indicators. To test their biases and associations, the present study determined multiple indicators for SOM source apportionment, including elemental analysis (carbon and nitrogen, and their stable isotope δ(13)C and δ(15)N), n-alkanes compositions as well as derivative indicators (e.g., terrigenous to aquatic ratio), and carbon isotopes of n-alkane in Lake Chaohu, a eutrophic lake. The spatial variation of anthropogenic effects could be revealed by SOM elemental variations...
January 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089273/high-performance-liquid-chromatography-analysis-of-100-nm-liposomal-nanoparticles-using-polymer-coated-silica-monolithic-columns-with-aqueous-mobile-phase
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Naoki Itoh, Arato Kimoto, Eiichi Yamamoto, Tatsuya Higashi, Tomofumi Santa, Takashi Funatsu, Masaru Kato
Recently, nanoparticles have garnered considerable attention, and the demand for a rapid and simple method for their analysis has increased accordingly. The bimodal pores (few μm- and few tens nm-sized pores) of monolithic columns were thought to be suitable for the separation of nanoparticles and small molecules; however, the residual silanol groups on the column surface resulted in the strong adsorption of liposomes and hindered their analysis. To overcome this problem, we modified the surface of the silica monolith via a two-step process and developed three silica monolithic columns coated with three different polymers: glycidyl methacrylate (GMA), 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), and N-vinylpyrrolidone (VP)...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081432/changes-in-age-patterns-of-suicide-in-australia-the-united-states-japan-and-hong-kong
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John Snowdon, Julie Phillips, Baoliang Zhong, Takashi Yamauchi, Helen F K Chiu, Yeates Conwell
The patterns of association between age and suicide rate vary by country, subpopulation and gender, and over time. To shed light on factors associated with these differences, we analysed suicide data from four populations, two 'Western' (Australia, the United States [US]) and two Asian (Japan and Hong Kong). We computed suicide rates in five-year age-groups (between 10 and 14 years and 85+ years) for men and women separately, and present graphical representations of the age patterns during selected five-year periods...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079374/ultrafast-dynamics-of-hydrogen-bond-breaking-and-making-in-the-excited-state-of-fluoren-9-one-time-resolved-visible-pump-ir-probe-spectroscopic-study
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Rajib Ghosh, Aruna K Mora, Sukhendu Nath, Dipak K Palit
Fluoren-9-one (FL) molecule with a single hydrogen bond accepting site (C=O group) has been used as a probe for investigation of the dynamics of hydrogen bond in its lowest excited singlet (S1) state using subpicosecond time-resolved visible pump - IR probe spectroscopic technique. In hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP), a strong hydrogen bond donating solvent, formation of FL-alcohol hydrogen bonded complex in the ground electronic (S0) state is nearly complete with negligible concentration of FL molecule remaining free in solution...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077705/processing-of-intraoral-olfactory-and-gustatory-signals-in-the-gustatory-cortex-of-awake-rats
#14
Chad L Samuelsen, Alfredo Fontanini
: The integration of gustatory and olfactory information is essential to the perception of flavor. Human neuroimaging experiments have pointed to the gustatory cortex (GC) as one of the areas involved in mediating flavor perception. Although GC's involvement in encoding the chemical identity and hedonic value of taste stimuli is well studied, it is unknown how single GC neurons process olfactory stimuli emanating from the mouth. In this study, we relied on multielectrode recordings to investigate how single GC neurons respond to intraorally delivered tastants and tasteless odorants dissolved in water and whether/how these two modalities converge in the same neurons...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077382/bimodal-pattern-of-coronary-microvascular-involvement-in-diabetes-mellitus
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January 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075017/intrapopulation-variability-in-the-timing-of-ontogenetic-habitat-shifts-in-sea-turtles-revealed-using-%C3%AE-15-n-values-from-bone-growth-rings
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Calandra N Turner Tomaszewicz, Jeffrey A Seminoff, S Hoyt Peckham, Larisa Avens, Carolyn M Kurle
Determining location and timing of ontogenetic shifts in the habitat use of highly migratory species, along with possible intrapopulation variation in these shifts, is essential for understanding mechanisms driving alternate life histories and assessing overall population trends. Measuring variations in multi-year habitat-use patterns is especially difficult for remote oceanic species. To investigate the potential for differential habitat use among migratory marine vertebrates, we measured the naturally occurring stable nitrogen isotope (δ(15) N) patterns that differentiate distinct ocean regions to create a 'regional isotope characterization', analysed the δ(15) N values from annual bone growth layer rings from dead-stranded animals, and then combined the bone and regional isotope data to track individual animal movement patterns over multiple years...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074880/tailoring-mechanically-robust-poly-m-phenylene-isophthalamide-nanofiber-nets-for-ultrathin-high-efficiency-air-filter
#17
Shichao Zhang, Hui Liu, Xia Yin, Zhaoling Li, Jianyong Yu, Bin Ding
Effective promotion of air filtration applications proposed for fibers requires their real nanoscale diameter, optimized pore structure, and high service strength; however, creating such filter medium has proved to be a tremendous challenge. This study first establishes a strategy to design and fabricate novel poly(m-phenylene isophthalamide) nanofiber/nets (PMIA NF/N) air filter via electrospinning/netting. Our strategy results in generation of a bimodal structure including a scaffold of nanofibers and abundant two-dimensional ultrathin (~20 nm) nanonets to synchronously construct PMIA filters by combining solution optimization, humidity regulation, and additive inspiration...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073836/ionotropic-glutamate-receptors-activate-cell-signaling-in-response-to-glutamate-in-schwann-cells
#18
Wendy M Campana, Elisabetta Mantuano, Pardis Azmoon, Kenneth Henry, Michael A Banki, John H Kim, Donald P Pizzo, Steven L Gonias
In the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells (SCs) demonstrate surveillance activity, detecting injury and undergoing trans-differentiation to support repair. SC receptors that detect peripheral nervous system injury remain incompletely understood. We used RT-PCR to profile ionotropic glutamate receptor expression in cultured SCs. We identified subunits required for assembly of N-methyl-d-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptors (NMDA-R), α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptors, and kainate receptors...
January 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069661/bimodal-dynamics-of-granular-organelles-in-primary-renin-expressing-cells-revealed-using-tirf-microscopy
#19
Charlotte Buckley, Alison R Dun, Audrey Peter, Christopher Bellamy, Kenneth W Gross, Rory R Duncan, John J Mullins
Renin is the initiator and rate-limiting factor in the renin-angiotensin blood pressure regulation system. Although renin is not exclusively produced in the kidney, in nonmurine species the synthesis and secretion of the active circulatory enzyme is confined almost exclusively to the dense core granules of juxtaglomerular (JG) cells, where prorenin is processed and stored for release via a regulated pathway. Despite its importance, the structural organization and regulation of granules within these cells is not well understood, in part due to the difficulty in culturing primary JG cells in vitro and the lack of appropriate cell lines...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068389/cooperative-interactions-between-different-classes-of-disordered-proteins-play-a-functional-role-in-the-nuclear-pore-complex-of-baker-s-yeast
#20
David Ando, Ajay Gopinathan
Nucleocytoplasmic transport is highly selective, efficient, and is regulated by a poorly understood mechanism involving hundreds of disordered FG nucleoporin proteins (FG nups) lining the inside wall of the nuclear pore complex (NPC). Previous research has concluded that FG nups in Baker's yeast (S. cerevisiae) are present in a bimodal distribution, with the "Forest Model" classifying FG nups as either di-block polymer like "trees" or single-block polymer like "shrubs". Using a combination of coarse-grained modeling and polymer brush modeling, the function of the di-block FG nups has previously been hypothesized in the Di-block Copolymer Brush Gate (DCBG) model to form a higher-order polymer brush architecture which can open and close to regulate transport across the NPC...
2017: PloS One
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