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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438153/damage-to-the-macula-associated-with-led-derived-blue-laser-exposure-a-case-report
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Lingling Liang, Zhihua Cui, Chengwei Lu, Qian Hao, Yajuan Zheng
BACKGROUND: Light emitting diodes laser is emerging as an important source of light replacing conventional lights. It is widely used for illumination in the bar where young people love to go. But not everyone knows about the light damage to the eye especially to the macula. In this article, we report the case of a macular damage induced by LED-derived blue laser in a bar, studied with optical coherence tomography (OCT) to evaluate the retinal lesion and multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) to evaluate functional damage...
April 24, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427391/fish-with-red-fluorescent-eyes-forage-more-efficiently-under-dim-blue-green-light-conditions
#2
Ulrike Katharina Harant, Nicolaas Karel Michiels
BACKGROUND: Natural red fluorescence is particularly conspicuous in the eyes of some small, benthic, predatory fishes. Fluorescence also increases in relative efficiency with increasing depth, which has generated speculation about its possible function as a "light organ" to detect cryptic organisms under bluish light. Here we investigate whether foraging success is improved under ambient conditions that make red fluorescence stand out more, using the triplefin Tripterygion delaisi as a model system...
April 20, 2017: BMC Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403784/synthesis-characterization-of-4-anilino-6-7-dimethoxy-quinazoline-derivatives-as-potential-anti-angiogenic-agents
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Saligrama Devegowda Preethi, Balaji Kyathegowdanadoddi Srinivas, Prasanna Doddakunche Shivaramu, Swaroop Toreshettahally Ramesh, Shankar Jayarama, Rangappa KanchKanchugarakoppal Subbegowda, Lokesh Siddalingaiah Gowda
A series of novel 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxy quinazoline derivatives were synthesized and characterized using 1H, 13C NMR and FT-IR and mass spectroscopic techniques. Cytotoxicity assays were performed for all compounds against different cell lines such as human colon carcinoma (HCT116), human chronic myeloid leukemia (K562) and human breast cancer (SKBR3) cell lines using 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-Diphenyltetrazolium Bromide (MTT), Tryphan blue and Lactose dehydrogenase release assay. Among all compounds, RB4, RB7 showed moderate activity whereas RB1 showed most potent activity comparable with that of the standard drug cisplatin against all three cells lines...
April 12, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401305/evaluation-of-specific-neural-marker-gap-43-and-th-combined-with-masson-trichrome-staining-for-forensic-autopsy-cases-with-old-myocardial-infarction
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Tian-Shui Yu, Xu Wang, Hai-Dong Zhang, Ru-Feng Bai, Rui Zhao, Da-Wei Guan
It has been a puzzling forensic task to determine the cause of death as a result of old myocardial infarction (OMI) in the absence of recognizable acute myocardial infarction. Recent studies indicated that the heterogeneous cardiac nerve sprouting and sympathetic hyperinnervation at border zones of the infarcted site played important roles in sudden cardiac death (SCD). So, the present study explored the value of growth associated protein-43 (GAP-43) and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) as objective and specific neural biomarkers combined with Masson-trichrome staining for forensic autopsy cases...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395776/evaluation-of-coloured-materials-in-microfluidic-flow-cells-for-chemiluminescence-detection
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Kara B Spilstead, Richard Alexander, Egan H Doeven, Stephen J Haswell, Neil W Barnett, Paul S Francis
Recent advances in the construction of chemiluminescence flow-cells has included high precision milling of channels into a range of different polymer materials, in efforts to maximise the transfer of light from the chemical reaction to the photodetector. However, little is known of the extent that the colour of polymer materials will influence this transfer. This may become increasingly important as chemiluminescence detection zones are integrated with other operations within microfluidic devices or micro total analysis systems (μTAS)...
May 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364605/changes-in-soil-characteristics-and-c-dynamics-after-mangrove-clearing-vietnam
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Séraphine Grellier, Jean-Louis Janeau, Nhon Dang Hoai, Cuc Nguyen Thi Kim, Quynh Le Thi Phuong, Thao Pham Thi Thu, Nhu-Trang Tran-Thi, Cyril Marchand
Of the blue carbon sinks, mangroves have one of the highest organic matter (OM) storage capacities in their soil due to low mineralization processes resulting from waterlogging. However, mangroves are disappearing worldwide because of demographic increases. In addition to the loss of CO2 fixation, mangrove clearing can strongly affect soil characteristics and C storage. The objectives of the present study were to quantify the evolution of soil quality, carbon stocks and carbon fluxes after mangrove clearing...
March 29, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359553/planar-yeast-estrogen-screen-with-resorufin-%C3%AE-d-galactopyranoside-as-substrate
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Dinah Schick, Wolfgang Schwack
For the planar yeast estrogen screen (pYES), 4-methylumbelliferyl-β-d-galactopyranoside was generally employed as substrate, delivering blue fluorescing 4-methylumbelliferone after enzymatic cleavage by the YES reporter β-d-galactosidase as the positive signal for the presence of estrogen active compounds (EAC). As environmental samples like waste water also contain blue fluorescent components, it is difficult to differentiate them from pYES signals. Therefore, resorufin-β-d-galactopyranoside (RGP), providing the orange fluorescing resorufin after enzymatic cleavage, was introduced as pYES substrate to determine EAC...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358421/extravasated-platelet-aggregation-in-the-livers-of-rats-with-drug%C3%A2-induced-hepatic-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome
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Miki Hirata, Hidehiro Tajima, Tomoharu Miyashita, Takashi Miyata, Shinichi Nakanuma, Isamu Makino, Hironori Hayashi, Katsunobu Oyama, Hiroyuki Takamura, Itasu Ninomiya, Sachio Fushida, Hiroki Nakata, Shoichi Iseki, Shinichi Harada, Tomohiko Wakayama, Tetsuo Ohta
Oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of colorectal liver metastases. Oxaliplatin, however, causes sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), which is characterized by portal hypertension, splenomegaly, thrombocytopenia, and liver dysfunction. SOS is diagnosed histopathologically by disruption of the sinusoidal endothelium, collagen deposition, fibrosis especially around zone 3, dilatation of the sinusoidal space and congestion. This study assessed the characteristics of a rat model of SOS...
March 28, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358226/excess-maternal-and-postnatal-thyroxine-alters-chondrocyte-numbers-and-the-composition-of-the-extracellular-matrix-of-growth-cartilage-in-rats
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Lorena Gabriela Rocha Ribeiro, Juneo Freitas Silva, Natália de Melo Ocarino, Eliane Gonçalves de Melo, Rogéria Serakides
Purpose/Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of excess maternal and postnatal thyroxine on chondrocytes and the extracellular matrix (ECM) of growth cartilage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used 16 adult female Wistar rats divided into two groups: thyroxine treatment and control. From weaning to 40 days of age, offspring of the treated group (n = 8) received L-thyroxine. Plasma free T4 was measured. Histomorphometric analysis was performed on thyroids and femurs of all offspring...
February 13, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350664/human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-labeled-with-plasmonic-gold-nanostars-for-cellular-tracking-and-photothermal-cancer-cell-ablation
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Ronnie L Shammas, Andrew M Fales, Bridget M Crawford, Amy J Wisdom, Gayathri R Devi, David A Brown, Tuan Vo-Dinh, Scott T Hollenbeck
BACKGROUND: Gold nanostars are unique nanoplatforms that can be imaged in real time and transform light energy into heat to ablate cells. Adipose-derived stem cells migrate toward tumor niches in response to chemokines. The ability of adipose-derived stem cells to migrate and integrate into tumors makes them ideal vehicles for the targeted delivery of cancer nanotherapeutics. METHODS: To test the labeling efficiency of gold nanostars, undifferentiated adipose-derived stem cells were incubated with gold nanostars and a commercially available nanoparticle (Qtracker), then imaged using two-photon photoluminescence microscopy...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341632/microvascular-leakage-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-characterization-by-histology-biochemistry-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Xiao-Ming Gao, Qi-Zhu Wu, Helen Kiriazis, Yidan Su, Li-Ping Han, James Pearson, Andrew Taylor, Xiao-Jun Du
Cardiac microvascular obstruction (MVO) following ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) has been well studied, but microvascular leakage (MVL) remains largely unexplored. We characterized MVL in the mouse I/R model by histology, biochemistry and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. I/R was induced surgically in mice. MVL was determined by administrating microvascular permeability tracer Evans blue (EB) and/or gadolinium-DTPA contrast. The size of MVL, infarction and MVO in the heart was quantified histologically...
March 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326231/in-situ-monitoring-by-raman-spectroscopy-of-the-thermal-doping-of-graphene-and-mos2-in-o2-controlled-atmosphere
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Aurora Piazza, Filippo Giannazzo, Gianpiero Buscarino, Gabriele Fisichella, Antonino La Magna, Fabrizio Roccaforte, Marco Cannas, Franco Mario Gelardi, Simonpietro Agnello
The effects of temperature and atmosphere (air and O2) on the doping of monolayers of graphene (Gr) on SiO2 and Si substrates, and on the doping of MoS2 multilayer flakes transferred on the same substrates have been investigated. The investigations were carried out by in situ micro-Raman spectroscopy during thermal treatments up to 430 °C, and by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The spectral positions of the G and 2D Raman bands of Gr undergo only minor changes during treatment, while their amplitude and full width at half maximum (FWHM) vary as a function of the temperature and the used atmosphere...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290213/cardamom-fruits-as-a-green-resource-for-facile-synthesis-of-gold-and-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-biological-applications
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Veronika Soshnikova, Yeon Ju Kim, Priyanka Singh, Yue Huo, Josua Markus, Sungeun Ahn, Verónica Castro-Aceituno, Jongpyo Kang, Mohan Chokkalingam, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Deok Chun Yang
Gold (FA-AuNps) and silver (FA-AgNps) nanoparticles were synthesized at room temperature by aqueous extract of dried fruits of Amomum villosum, also known as Fructus Amomi (cardamom), in order to confer antioxidant, catalytic, antimicrobial activities and treatment effect against breast cancer cells. Fruit extracts served as both reducing agents and stabilizers in lieu of chemical agents. Ultra-violet visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy, field emission transmission electron microscopy (FE-TEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, elemental mapping, X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), selected area electron diffraction (SAED), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy were employed to characterize the biosynthesized nanoparticles...
March 14, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260217/anatomical-basis-of-the-extended-tdap-flap-study-of-its-territories-of-vascularization-and-its-volume
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Dast Sandy, Havet Eric, Dessena Lidia, Abdulshakoor Abeer, Alharbi Mohammed, Vaucher Richard, Herlin Christian, Sinna Raphael
INTRODUCTION: The concept of extended thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap was described in 2015 for breast reconstruction. Our anatomical study aims to identify the territories vascularised by the thoracodorsal artery perforator via the deep muscular fascial network. The second goal was to define the volume of the extended TDAP flap. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Ten extended TDAP flaps were dissected on 5 fresh human cadavers. Around the classical skin paddle of a TDAP flap, the dissections were performed in a subfascial level, including the muscular fascia and the adipose tissue compartments to increase the volume of the flap...
March 4, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243795/minodronic-acid-induces-morphological-changes-in-osteoclasts-at-bone-resorption-sites-and-reaches-a-level-required-for-antagonism-of-purinergic-p2x2-3-receptors
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Makoto Tanaka, Akihiro Hosoya, Hiroshi Mori, Ryoji Kayasuga, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hidehiro Ozawa
Minodronic acid is an aminobisphosphonate that is an antagonist of purinergic P2X2/3 receptors involved in pain. The aim of this study was to investigate the action and distribution of minodronic acid and the potential for P2X2/3 receptor antagonism based on the estimated concentration of minodronic acid. Microlocalization of radiolabeled minodronic acid was examined in the femur of neonatal rats. The bone-binding characteristics of minodronic acid and morphological changes in osteoclasts were analyzed in vitro...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231429/two-dimensional-excitonic-photoluminescence-in-graphene-on-a-cu-surface
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Youngsin Park, Yooseok Kim, Chang Woo Myung, Robert Anthony Taylor, Christopher C S Chan, Benjamin P L Reid, Tim J Puchtler, Robin J Nicholas, Laishram Tomba Singh, Geunsik Lee, Chan-Cuk Hwang, Chong-Yun Park, Kwang S Kim
Despite having outstanding electrical properties, graphene is unsuitable for optical devices because of its zero band gap. Here, we report two-dimensional excitonic photoluminescence (PL) from graphene grown on a Cu(111) surface, which shows an unexpected and remarkably sharp strong emission near 3.16 eV (full width at half-maximum ≤3 meV) and multiple emissions around 3.18 eV. As temperature increases, these emissions blue shift, displaying the characteristic negative thermal coefficient of graphene. The observed PL originates from the significantly suppressed dispersion of excited electrons in graphene caused by hybridization of graphene π and Cu d orbitals of the first and second Cu layers at a shifted saddle point 0...
March 28, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213875/vehicle-type-affects-filling-of-fractional-laser-ablated-channels-imaged-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#17
Uffe Høgh Olesen, Mette Mogensen, Merete Haedersdal
Ablative fractional laser (AFXL) is an emerging method that enhances topical drug delivery. Penetrating the skin in microscopic, vertical channels, termed microscopic treatment zones (MTZs), the fractional technique circumvents the skin barrier and allows increased uptake of topically applied drugs. This study aims to elucidate the impact of vehicle type on the filling of MTZs from application of liquid, gel, and cream vehicles. Ex vivo pig skin was exposed to 10,600 nm fractional CO2 laser at 5% density, 120 μm beam diameter, and fluences of 40 and 80 mJ/microbeam (mJ/mb)...
April 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187674/a-new-species-of-poison-dart-frog-anura-dendrobatidae-from-manu-province-amazon-region-of-southeastern-peru-with-notes-on-its-natural-history-bioacoustics-phylogenetics-and-recommended-conservation-status
#18
Shirley J Serrano-Rojas, Andrew Whitworth, Jaime Villacampa, Rudolf VON May, Roberto C Gutiérrez, José M Padial, Juan C Chaparro
We describe and name a new species of poison-dart frog from the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Manu Province, Madre de Dios Department, Peru; specifically within the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve and the buffer zone of Manu National Park. Ameerega shihuemoy sp. nov. is supported by a unique combination of characters: black dorsum with cream to light orange dorsolateral lines, blue belly reticulated with black, and the lack of axillary, thigh and calf flash marks. Within Ameerega, it shares the general appearance of A...
January 16, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166432/quantitative-histochemistry-for-macrophage-biodistribution-on-mice-liver-and-spleen-after-the-administration-of-a-pharmacological-relevant-dose-of-polyacrylic-acid-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Daniela Rodrigues, Marisa Freitas, Vera Marisa Costa, Manuel Arturo Lopez-Quintela, José Rivas, Paulo Freitas, Félix Carvalho, Eduarda Fernandes, Paula Silva
Understanding in vivo biodistribution of iron oxide nanoparticles (IONs), and the involvement of the phagocyte system in this process, is crucial for the assessment of their potential health risk. In the present study, the histochemical expression of iron in liver and spleen sections of CD-1 mice (aged 8 weeks) was quantified, 24 h after intravenous administration of polyacrylic acid-coated IONs (PAA-coated IONs) (8, 20, 50 mg/kg). Organ sections were stained with Perls' Prussian blue for iron detection, followed by the quantification of iron deposition with ImageJ software...
March 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147400/internal-limiting-membrane-flap-techniques-for-the-repair-of-large-macular-holes-a-short-term-follow-up-of-anatomical-and-functional-outcomes
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J Guber, C Lang, C Valmaggia
Background To evaluate the technique of inverted internal limiting membrane (ILM) flaps for the management of large macular holes and autologous ILM free flaps for non-closing macular holes. Patients and methods All macular holes were treated with pars plana vitrectomy and dual blue assisted ILM flap technique. The inverted ILM flap was created as a primary procedure for large macular holes (diameter > 400 µm). On the other hand, the free ILM flap technique was used as a secondary procedure for non-closing macular holes after failed initial standard procedure...
February 1, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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