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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550775/ultrasound-assisted-alkaline-pretreatment-for-enhancing-the-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-rice-straw-by-using-the-heat-energy-dissipated-from-ultrasonication
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Han Wu, Xiao Dai, Si-Li Zhou, Yu-Yan Gan, Zi-Yao Xiong, Yuan-Hang Qin, Jiayu Ma, Li Yang, Zai-Kun Wu, Tie-Lin Wang, Wei-Guo Wang, Cun-Wen Wang
Rice straw samples were exposed to ultrasound-assisted alkaline (NaOH) pretreatment by using the heat energy dissipated from ultrasonication to increase their enzymatic digestibility for saccharification. The characterization shows that the pretreatment could selectively remove lignin and hemicellulose without degrading cellulose, and increase porosity and surface area of rice straw. The porosity, surface area and cellulose content of rice straw increased with the increasing concentration of NaOH used. The rice straw sample pretreated by using the heat energy dissipated from ultrasonication has a higher surface area and a lower crystallinity index value than that pretreated by using the external source of heating, and the amount of reducing sugar released from the former sample at 48h of enzymatic saccharification, which is about 3...
May 17, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550632/optimization-of-palm-oil-mill-sludge-biochar-preparation-for-sulfur-dioxide-removal
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Nursashabila Iberahim, Sumathi Sethupathi, Mohammed J K Bashir
In this study, palm oil mill sludge was used as a precursor to prepare biochar using conventional pyrolysis. Palm oil mill sludge biochar (POSB) was prepared at different preparation variables, i.e., heating temperature (300-800 °C), heating rate (10-20 °C/min) and holding time (60-120 min). The prepared biochars were tested for sulfur dioxide (SO2) adsorption in a fixed bed reactor using 300 ppm of SO2 gas at 300 ml/min (with N2 gas as balance). Response surface central composite experimental design was used to optimize the production of biochar versus SO2 removal...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550631/study-on-substrate-metabolism-process-of-saline-waste-sludge-and-its-biological-hydrogen-production-potential
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Zengshuai Zhang, Liang Guo, Qianqian Li, Yangguo Zhao, Mengchun Gao, Zonglian She
With the increasing of high saline waste sludge production, the treatment and utilization of saline waste sludge attracted more and more attention. In this study, the biological hydrogen production from saline waste sludge after heating pretreatment was studied. The substrate metabolism process at different salinity condition was analyzed by the changes of soluble chemical oxygen demand (SCOD), carbohydrate and protein in extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), and dissolved organic matters (DOM). The excitation-emission matrix (EEM) with fluorescence regional integration (FRI) was also used to investigate the effect of salinity on EPS and DOM composition during hydrogen fermentation...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550532/drug-induced-hsp90-inhibition-alleviates-pain-in-monoarthritic-rats-and-alters-the-expression-of-new-putative-pain-players-at-the-drg
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Diana Sofia Marques Nascimento, Catarina Soares Potes, Miguel Luz Soares, António Carlos Ferreira, Marzia Malcangio, José Manuel Castro-Lopes, Fani Lourença Moreira Neto
Purinergic receptors (P2XRs) have been widely associated with pain states mostly due to their involvement in neuron-glia communication. Interestingly, we have previously shown that satellite glial cells (SGC), surrounding dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons, become activated and proliferate during monoarthritis (MA) in the rat. Here, we demonstrate that P2X7R expression increases in ipsilateral DRG after 1 week of disease, while P2X3R immunoreactivity decreases. We have also reported a significant induction of the activating transcriptional factor 3 (ATF3) in MA...
May 26, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550436/short-periods-of-high-temperature-during-meiosis-prevent-normal-meiotic-progression-and-reduce-grain-number-in-hexaploid-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
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Tracie Draeger, Graham Moore
Exposure of wheat to high temperatures during male meiosis prevents normal meiotic progression and reduces grain number. We define a temperature-sensitive period and link heat tolerance to chromosome 5D. This study assesses the effects of heat on meiotic progression and grain number in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L. var. Chinese Spring), defines a heat-sensitive stage and evaluates the role of chromosome 5D in heat tolerance. Plants were exposed to high temperatures (30 or 35 °C) in a controlled environment room for 20-h periods during meiosis and the premeiotic interphase just prior to meiosis...
May 26, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550365/a-longitudinal-study-of-neurotrophic-oxidative-and-inflammatory-markers-in-first-onset-depression-in-midlife-women
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Matheus A Pasquali, Bernard L Harlow, Claudio N Soares, Michael W Otto, Lee S Cohen, Luciano Minuzzi, Daniel P Gelain, Jose Claudio F Moreira, Benicio N Frey
Prospective studies have shown during the years preceding and following menopause, also known as "menopause transition", that midlife women are at higher risk for developing first-onset major depressive disorder (MDD). The biological factors associated with risk and resilience in this population are, however, largely unknown. Considering the growing body of evidence suggesting that inflammation, oxidative stress, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are associated with the pathophysiology of MDD, we investigated serum levels of protein carbonyl, lipid peroxidation (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances-TBARS), thiol group content, BDNF, 3-nitrotyrosine, and heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) in a longitudinal cohort of first-onset MDD...
May 26, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550340/heat-and-bleach-a-cost-efficient-method-for-extracting-microplastics-from-return-activated-sludge
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Surya Sujathan, Ann-Kathrin Kniggendorf, Arun Kumar, Bernhard Roth, Karl-Heinz Rosenwinkel, Regina Nogueira
The extraction of plastic microparticles, so-called microplastics, from sludge is a challenging task due to the complex, highly organic material often interspersed with other benign microparticles. The current procedures for microplastic extraction from sludge are time consuming and require expensive reagents for density separation as well as large volumes of oxidizing agents for organic removal, often resulting in tiny sample sizes and thus a disproportional risk of sample bias. In this work, we present an improved extraction method tested on return activated sludge (RAS)...
May 26, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550312/dependence-of-solidification-for-bi2te3-xsex-alloys-on-their-liquid-states
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Yuan Yu, Zhan Wu, Oana Cojocaru-Mirédin, Bin Zhu, Xiao-Yu Wang, Na Gao, Zhong-Yue Huang, Fang-Qiu Zu
The resistivity versus temperature (ρ-T) behaviours of liquid n-type Bi2Te3-x Se x (x = 0.3, 0.45 and 0.6) alloys are explored up to 1050 °C. A clear hump is observed on all ρ-T curves of the three studied Bi2Te3-x Se x melts during the heating process, which suggests that a temperature-induced liquid-liquid structural transition takes place in the melts. Based on this information, the solidification behaviours and microstructures of the alloys with different liquid states are investigated. The samples that experienced liquid structural transition show that the nucleation and growth undercooling degrees are conspicuously enlarged and the solidification time is shortened...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550298/opposite-polarities-of-enso-drive-distinct-patterns-of-coral-bleaching-potentials-in-the-southeast-indian-ocean
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Ningning Zhang, Ming Feng, Harry H Hendon, Alistair J Hobday, Jens Zinke
Episodic anomalously warm sea surface temperature (SST) extremes, or marine heatwaves (MHWs), amplify ocean warming effects and may lead to severe impacts on marine ecosystems. MHW-induced coral bleaching events have been observed frequently in recent decades in the southeast Indian Ocean (SEIO), a region traditionally regarded to have resilience to global warming. In this study, we assess the contribution of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) to MHWs across the mostly understudied reefs in the SEIO. We find that in extended summer months, the MHWs at tropical and subtropical reefs (divided at ~20°S) are driven by opposite ENSO polarities: MHWs are more likely to occur at the tropical reefs during eastern Pacific El Niño, driven by enhanced solar radiation and weaker Australian Monsoon, some likely alleviated by positive Indian Ocean Dipole events, and at the subtropical reefs during central Pacific La Niña, mainly caused by increased horizontal heat transport, and in some cases reinforced by local air-sea interactions...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550289/heat-transfer-enhancement-in-free-convection-flow-of-cnts-maxwell-nanofluids-with-four-different-types-of-molecular-liquids
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Sidra Aman, Ilyas Khan, Zulkhibri Ismail, Mohd Zuki Salleh, Qasem M Al-Mdallal
This article investigates heat transfer enhancement in free convection flow of Maxwell nanofluids with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) over a vertically static plate with constant wall temperature. Two kinds of CNTs i.e. single walls carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and multiple walls carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are suspended in four different types of base liquids (Kerosene oil, Engine oil, water and ethylene glycol). Kerosene oil-based nanofluids are given a special consideration due to their higher thermal conductivities, unique properties and applications...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550281/decadal-variations-in-eastern-canada-s-taiga-wood-biomass-production-forced-by-ocean-atmosphere-interactions
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Etienne Boucher, Antoine Nicault, Dominique Arseneault, Yves Bégin, Mehdi Pasha Karami
Across Eastern Canada (EC), taiga forests represent an important carbon reservoir, but the extent to which climate variability affects this ecosystem over decades remains uncertain. Here, we analyze an extensive network of black spruce (Picea mariana Mill.) ring width and wood density measurements and provide new evidence that wood biomass production is influenced by large-scale, internal ocean-atmosphere processes. We show that while black spruce wood biomass production is primarily governed by growing season temperatures, the Atlantic ocean conveys heat from the subtropics and influences the decadal persistence in taiga forests productivity...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550206/the-pseudoenzyme-pdx1-2-sustains-vitamin-b6-biosynthesis-as-a-function-of-heat-stress
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Elisa Dell'Aglio, Svetlana Boycheva, Teresa B Fitzpatrick
Plants sense temperature changes and respond by altering growth and metabolic activity to acclimate to the altered environmental conditions. The B vitamins give rise to vital coenzymes that are indispensable for growth and development but their inherent reactive nature renders them prone to destruction especially under stress conditions. Therefore, plant survival strategies would be expected to include mechanisms to sustain B vitamin supply under demanding circumstances. Here, using the example of vitamin B6, we investigate the regulation of biosynthesis across eudicot and monocot species under heat stress...
May 26, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550115/involvement-of-cell-surface-90-kda-heat-shock-protein-hsp90-in-pattern-recognition-by-human-monocyte-derived-macrophages
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Małgorzata Bzowska, Anna Nogieć, Krystian Bania, Magdalena Zygmunt, Mirosław Zarębski, Jerzy Dobrucki, Krzysztof Guzik
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are typical intracellular chaperones which also appear on the cell surface and in extracellular milieu. HSP90, which chaperones many proteins involved in signal transduction, is also a regular component of LPS-signaling complexes on Mϕ. As LPS is a prototypical PAMP, we speculated that HSP90 is engaged in pattern recognition by professional phagocytes. In this report, we provide the first evidence, to our knowledge, of the geldanamycin (Ge)-inhibitable HSP90 on the surface of live monocyte-derived Mϕs (hMDMs)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550056/biofilm-formation-potential-of-heat-resistant-escherichia-coli-dairy-isolates-and-complete-genome-of-mdr-heat-resistant-strain-fam21845
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Roger Marti, Michael Schmid, Sandra Kulli, Kerstin Schneeberger, Javorka Naskova, Susanne Knøchel, Christian H Ahrens, Jörg Hummerjohann
We tested the biofilm formation potential of 30 heat resistant and six heat sensitive E. coli dairy isolates. The production of curli and cellulose, static biofilm formation on polystyrene (PS) and stainless steel, formation of biofilm under dynamic conditions (Bioflux), and initial adhesion rates (IAR) were evaluated. Biofilm formation varied greatly between strains, media and assay. Our results highlight the importance of the experimental setup to determine biofilm formation under conditions of interest, as correlation between different assays was often not given...
May 26, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549943/do-heat-and-moisture-exchangers-in-the-anaesthesia-breathing-circuit-preserve-body-temperature-in-dogs-undergoing-anaesthesia-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Latifa Khenissi, Gwen Covey-Crump, Toby G Knowles, Joanna Murrell
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the use of a heat and moisture exchanger (HME) preserves body temperature in dogs weighing <10 kg anaesthetised for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomised, clinical trial. ANIMALS: Thirty-one client-owned dogs. METHODS: Dogs were assigned randomly to a treatment group [HME (n = 16) or no HME (n = 15)]. Dogs were pseudorandomised according to the premedication they were administered, either dexmedetomidine or no dexmedetomidine...
March 6, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549877/heat-map-for-data-visualization-in-infection-control-epidemiology-an-application-describing-the-relationship-between-hospital-acquired-infections-simplified-acute-physiological-score-ii-and-length-of-stay-in-adult-intensive-care-units
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Robin Ohannessian, Thomas Bénet, Laurent Argaud, Claude Guérin, Céline Guichon, Vincent Piriou, Thomas Rimmelé, Raphaele Girard, Solweig Gerbier-Colomban, Philippe Vanhems
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in intensive care units (ICUs) are associated with increased length of stay (LOS). The objective of this study was to graphically describe by heat mapping LOS of patients hospitalized in ICUs related to the occurrence of HAI and severity at admission measured by the Simplified Acute Physiological Score II (SAPSII). METHODS: Adult patients hospitalized in ICUs of Lyon University Hospitals (France) were included in an active standardized surveillance study of HAI from January 1, 1995-December 31, 2012...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549691/27-hydroxycholesterol-upregulates-the-production-of-heat-shock-protein-60-of-monocytic-cells
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Bo-Young Kim, Yonghae Son, Jeongyoon Choi, Seong-Kug Eo, Young Chul Park, Koanhoi Kim
Investigating differentially expressed proteins in a milieu rich in cholesterol oxidation products, we found via mass spectrometry-based proteomics that surface levels of heat shock protein 60 (HSP60) were upregulated on monocytic cells in the presence of 27-hydroxycholesterol (27OHChol). The elevated levels of cytoplasmic membrane HSP60 were verified via Western blot analysis and visualized by confocal microscopy. Treatment with 27OHChol also resulted in increased levels of cellular HSP60 without altering its transcription...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549308/climate-and-the-eye-case-crossover-analysis-of-retinal-detachment-after-exposure-to-ambient-heat
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Nathalie Auger, Marc-André Rhéaume, Marianne Bilodeau-Bertrand, Tina Tang, Tom Kosatsky
BACKGROUND: Retinal detachment is an important cause of visual loss, but the association with outdoor heat exposure has not been studied. Our objective was to determine the relationship between acute exposure to high outdoor temperature and risk of retinal detachment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed 14,302 individuals with inpatient procedures for retinal detachment from April through September between 2006 and 2013 in the province of Quebec, Canada. Using a time-stratified case-crossover study design, we examined the association of retinal detachment with outdoor summer temperature the preceding week...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548864/oral-administration-of-a-medium-containing-both-d-aspartate-producing-live-bacteria-and-d-aspartate-reduces-rectal-temperature-in-chickens
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P H Do, P V Tran, M A Bahry, H Yang, G Han, A Tsuchiya, Y Asami, M Furuse, V S Chowdhury
1. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects on the rectal temperature of young chickens of the oral administration of a medium that contained both live bacteria that produce D-aspartate (D-Asp) and D-Asp. 2. In Experiment 1, chickens were subjected to chronic oral administration of either the medium (containing live bacteria and 2.46 μmol D-Asp) or water from 7 to 14 d of age. Plasma-free amino acids as well as mitochondrial biogenic gene expression in the breast muscle were analysed. In Experiment 2, 7-d-old chickens were subjected to acute oral administration of the above medium or of an equimolar amount of D-Asp to examine their effect on changes in rectal temperature...
May 26, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548861/emergent-optical-phononic-modes-upon-nanoscale-mesogenic-phase-transitions
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Dima Bolmatov, Mikhail Zhernenkov, Lewis Sharpnack, Dena M Agra-Kooijman, Satyendra Kumar, Alexey Suvorov, Ronald Pindak, Yong Q Cai, Alessandro Cunsolo
The investigation of phononic collective excitations in soft matter systems at the molecular scale has always been challenging due to limitations of experimental techniques in resolving low-energy modes. Recent advances in Inelastic X-ray Scattering (IXS) enabled the study of such systems with unprecedented spectral contrast at meV excitation energies. In particular, it has become possible to shed light on the low-energy collective motions in materials whose morphology and phase behavior can easily be manipulated, such as mesogenic systems...
May 26, 2017: Nano Letters
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