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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638075/mycobacterial-heat-shock-protein-65-mediated-metabolic-shift-in-decidualization-of-human-endometrial-stromal-cells
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Elavarasan Subramani, Arun Prabhu Rameshbabu, Manivannan Jothiramajayam, Bhuvaneshwaran Subramanian, Debangana Chakravorty, Gunja Bose, Mamata Joshi, Chaitali Datta Ray, Indrani Lodh, Ratna Chattopadhyay, Sudipto Saha, Anita Mukherjee, Santanu Dhara, Baidyanath Chakravarty, Koel Chaudhury
Successful implantation is dependent on the appropriate decidualization of endometrial stromal cells for the establishment of pregnancy in women. Mycobacterial heat shock protein 65 (HSP65) is involved in pathogenesis of the genital tuberculosis (GTB), one of the common causes of infertility in emerging countries. Though implantation failure appears to be the major cause, understanding the status of decidualizaiton process in women diagnosed with GTB has not been thoroughly addressed. We, therefore, explored the effect of HSP65 protein on the endometrial cell metabolism during in vitro decidualization...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630927/welding-of-3d-printed-carbon-nanotube-polymer-composites-by-locally-induced-microwave-heating
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Charles B Sweeney, Blake A Lackey, Martin J Pospisil, Thomas C Achee, Victoria K Hicks, Aaron G Moran, Blake R Teipel, Mohammad A Saed, Micah J Green
Additive manufacturing through material extrusion, often termed three-dimensional (3D) printing, is a burgeoning method for manufacturing thermoplastic components. However, a key obstacle facing 3D-printed plastic parts in engineering applications is the weak weld between successive filament traces, which often leads to delamination and mechanical failure. This is the chief obstacle to the use of thermoplastic additive manufacturing. We report a novel concept for welding 3D-printed thermoplastic interfaces using intense localized heating of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by microwave irradiation...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608264/the-small-heat-shock-protein-b8-hspb8-efficiently-removes-aggregating-species-of-dipeptides-produced-in-c9orf72-related-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Riccardo Cristofani, Valeria Crippa, Giulia Vezzoli, Paola Rusmini, Mariarita Galbiati, Maria Elena Cicardi, Marco Meroni, Veronica Ferrari, Barbara Tedesco, Margherita Piccolella, Elio Messi, Serena Carra, Angelo Poletti
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are two neurodegenerative diseases in which similar pathogenic mechanisms are involved. Both diseases associate to the high propensity of specific misfolded proteins, like TDP-43 or FUS, to mislocalize and aggregate. This is partly due to their intrinsic biophysical properties and partly as a consequence of failure of the neuronal protein quality control (PQC) system. Several familial ALS/FTD cases are linked to an expansion of a repeated G4C2 hexanucleotide sequence present in the C9ORF72 gene...
June 12, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607186/alloy-and-composition-dependence-of-hydrogen-embrittlement-susceptibility-in-high-strength-steel-fasteners
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S V Brahimi, S Yue, K R Sriraman
High-strength steel fasteners characterized by tensile strengths above 1100 MPa are often used in critical applications where a failure can have catastrophic consequences. Preventing hydrogen embrittlement (HE) failure is a fundamental concern implicating the entire fastener supply chain. Research is typically conducted under idealized conditions that cannot be translated into know-how prescribed in fastener industry standards and practices. Additionally, inconsistencies and even contradictions in fastener industry standards have led to much confusion and many preventable or misdiagnosed fastener failures...
July 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600978/long-term-effects-of-total-and-source-specific-particulate-air-pollution-on-incident-cardiovascular-disease-in-gothenburg-sweden
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Leo Stockfelt, Eva M Andersson, Peter Molnár, Lars Gidhagen, David Segersson, Annika Rosengren, Lars Barregard, Gerd Sallsten
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Long-term exposure to air pollution increases cardiopulmonary morbidity and mortality, but it is not clear which components of air pollution are the most harmful, nor which time window of exposure is most relevant. Further studies at low exposure levels have also been called for. We analyzed two Swedish cohorts to investigate the effects of total and source-specific particulate matter (PM) on incident cardiovascular disease for different time windows of exposure. METHODS: Two cohorts initially recruited to study predictors of cardiovascular disease (the PPS cohort and the GOT-MONICA cohort) were followed from 1990 to 2011...
June 7, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599264/time-series-analysis-of-heat-waves-and-emergency-department-visits-in-atlanta-1993-to-2012
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BACKGROUND: Heat waves are extreme weather events that have been associated with adverse health outcomes. However, there is limited knowledge of heat waves' impact on population morbidity, such as emergency department (ED) visits. OBJECTIVES: We investigated associations between heat waves and ED visits for 17 outcomes in Atlanta over a 20-year period, 1993-2012. METHODS: Associations were estimated using Poisson log-linear models controlling for continuous air temperature, dew-point temperature, day of week, holidays, and time trends...
May 31, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588676/xuebijing-injection-attenuates-pulmonary-injury-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-and-proinflammatory-damage-in-rats-with-heat-stroke
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Yi Chen, Huasheng Tong, Zhiguo Pan, Dongxin Jiang, Xinqin Zhang, Junming Qiu, Lei Su, Minzhou Zhang
The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of Xuebijing injection (XBJ) on lung injury in heat-stroke rats and the underlying mechanisms. In total, 54 rats were randomly assigned to non-thermal, saline vehicle and XBJ groups. The rectal temperature (Tc), mean arterial pressure (MAP) and respiratory rate (RR) of the rats were recorded. The time-point of heat stroke and the time of survival were assessed, and indicators of arterial blood gas were regularly measured from 0 to 60 min. The concentration of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and IL-10 was also determined...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588298/statistical-study-of-ductility-dip-cracking-induced-plastic-deformation-in-polycrystalline-laser-3d-printed-ni-based-superalloy
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Dan Qian, Jiawei Xue, Anfeng Zhang, Yao Li, Nobumichi Tamura, Zhongxiao Song, Kai Chen
Ductility-dip cracking in Ni-based superalloy, resulting from heat treatment, is known to cause disastrous failure, but its mechanism is still not completely clear. A statistical study of the cracking behavior as a function of crystal orientation in a laser 3D-printed DL125L Ni-based superalloy polycrystal is investigated here using the synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction. The dislocation slip system in each of the forty crystal grains adjacent to the 300 μm long crack has been analyzed through Laue diffraction peak shapes...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584488/moisture-sorption-desorption-characteristics-and-the-corresponding-thermodynamic-properties-of-carvedilol-phosphate
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Ravikiran Allada, Arthanareeswari Maruthapillai, Kamaraj Palanisamy, Praveen Chappa
AIMS: Carvedilol phosphate (CDP) is a nonselective beta-blocker used for the treatment of heart failures and hypertension. In this work, moisture sorption-desorption characteristics and thermodynamic properties of CDP have been investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The isotherms were determined using dynamic vapor sorption analyzer at different humidity conditions (0%-90% relative humidity) and three pharmaceutically relevant temperatures (20°C, 30°C, and 40°C)...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576866/heat-induced-calcium-leakage-causes-mitochondrial-damage-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-body-wall-muscles
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Kenta Momma, Takashi Homma, Ruri Isaka, Surabhi Sudevan, Atsushi Higashitani
Acute onset of organ failure in heatstroke is triggered by rhabdomyolysis of skeletal muscle. To gain insight into heat-induced muscle breakdown, we investigated alterations of Ca(2+) homeostasis and mitochondrial morphology in vivo in body-wall muscles of Caenorhabditis elegans exposed to elevated temperature. Heat stress for 3h at 35°C increased the concentration of free cytosolic Ca(2+), and led to mitochondrial fragmentation and subsequent dysfunction in the muscle cells. A similar mitochondrial fragmentation phenotype is induced in the absence of heat stress by treatment with a calcium ionophore, ionomycin...
June 1, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571274/reinforcement-of-aluminum-oxide-filler-on-the-flexural-strength-of-different-types-of-denture-base-resins-an-in-vitro-study
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Rohit I Dhole, G Srivatsa, Rohit Shetty, Dayanand Huddar, Banashree Sankeshwari, Swapnil Chopade
INTRODUCTION: Acrylic resins have been used extensively for the fabrication of denture bases because of their aesthetic qualities, ease of manipulation and repairability. Flexural fatigue of the denture base has been shown to be a factor in the clinical failure of polymethyl methacrylate resin dentures. Also, the fracture can result from impact, fatigue or degradation of the base material. Hence, there is a need to increase the strength of denture base resins. AIM: To evaluate the effect of reinforcing alumina oxide filler on the flexural strength of different acrylic resins...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534904/porous-copper-graphene-heterostructures-for-cooling-of-electronic-devices
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Hokyun Rho, Yea Sol Jang, Sungmin Kim, Sukang Bae, Tae-Wook Kim, Dong Su Lee, Jun-Seok Ha, Sang Hyun Lee
Recently, research on micro-electronic and optoelectronic devices has been rapidly increasing. Parts and products related to these devices are becoming smaller and more integrated within circuits. As a result, the heat generated in devices has increased greatly. When excess heat is generated, important properties are affected such as efficiency and lifetime and, in severe cases, this can result in the failure of devices. Therefore, efficient cooling is required and it becomes necessary to study the heat dissipation properties of device materials...
June 8, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508148/thermographic-skin-temperature-measurement-compared-with-cold-sensation-in-predicting-the-efficacy-and-distribution-of-epidural-anesthesia
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Arnoud A Bruins, Kay R J Kistemaker, Annemieke Boom, John H G M Klaessens, Rudolf M Verdaasdonk, Christa Boer
Due to the high rates of epidural failure (3-32%), novel techniques are required to objectively assess the successfulness of an epidural block. In this study we therefore investigated whether thermographic temperature measurements have a higher predictive value for a successful epidural block when compared to the cold sensation test as gold standard. Epidural anesthesia was induced in 61 patients undergoing elective abdominal, thoracic or orthopedic surgery. A thermographic picture was recorded at 5, 10 and 15 min following epidural anesthesia induction...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505130/a-review-of-microwave-thermography-nondestructive-testing-and-evaluation
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Hong Zhang, Ruizhen Yang, Yunze He, Ali Foudazi, Liang Cheng, Guiyun Tian
Microwave thermography (MWT) has many advantages including strong penetrability, selective heating, volumetric heating, significant energy savings, uniform heating, and good thermal efficiency. MWT has received growing interest due to its potential to overcome some of the limitations of microwave nondestructive testing (NDT) and thermal NDT. Moreover, during the last few decades MWT has attracted growing interest in materials assessment. In this paper, a comprehensive review of MWT techniques for materials evaluation is conducted based on a detailed literature survey...
May 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503972/molecular-mechanisms-of-anti-oxidant-and-anti-aging-effects-induced-by-convallatoxin-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Jia Xu, Youming Guo, Tianzhuo Sui, Qifei Wang, Yue Zhang, Ruining Zhang, Mingyang Wang, Shuwen Guan, Liping Wang
Convallatoxin is widely used as a cardiac glycoside in acute and chronic congestive heart-failure and paroxysmal tachycardia, with many effects and underlying protective mechanisms on inflammation and cellular proliferation. However, convallatoxin has not been investigated in its antioxidant effects and lifespan extension in Caenorhabditis elegans. In this study, we found that convallatoxin (20 μM) could significantly prolong the lifespan of wild-type C. elegans up to 16.3% through daf-16, but not sir-2.1 signaling and increased thermotolerance and resistance to paraquat-induced oxidative stress...
May 14, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501483/reversal-of-bioenergetics-dysfunction-by-diphenyl-diselenide-is-critical-to-protection-against-the-acetaminophen-induced-acute-liver-failure
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Nélson R Carvalho, Cintia C Tassi, Fernando Dobraschinski, Guilherme P Amaral, Ana P Zemolin, Ronaldo M Golombieski, Cristiane L Dalla Corte, Jeferson L Franco, José L Mauriz, Javier González-Gallego, Félix A Soares
Physiopathological conditions such as acute liver failure (ALF) induced by acetaminophen (APAP) can often impair the mitochondrial bioenergetics. Diphenyl diselenide [(PhSe)2] has been shown protects against APAP-induced ALF. The present study aimed to clarify the signaling mechanism involved in the protection of bioenergetics dysfunction associated with ALF-induced by APAP overdose. Mice received APAP (600mg/kg) or (PhSe)2 (15.6mg/kg) alone, or APAP+(PhSe)2, all the solutions were administered by the intraperitoneal (i...
July 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481416/blood-flow-restricted-training-leads-to-myocelullar-macrophage-infiltration-and-upregulation-of-heat-shock-proteins-but-no-apparent-muscle-damage
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Jakob L Nielsen, Per Aagaard, Tatyana A Prokhorova, Tobias Nygaard, Rune Dueholm Bech, Charlotte Suetta, Ulrik Frandsen
Previous studies indicate that low-load muscle contractions performed under local blood-flow restriction (BFR) may initially induce muscle damage and stress. However, whether these factors are evoked with longitudinal BFR training remains unexplored at the myocellular level. Two distinct study protocols were conducted (3 wk/1 wk). Subjects performed BFR exercise (100 mmHg, 20%-1RM) to concentric failure (BFRE) (3 wk/1 wk), while controls performed work-matched (LLE)(3 wk) or high-load (HLE; 70%-1RM)(1 wk), free-flow exercise...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476464/environmental-temperature-drastically-affects-flexural-fatigue-resistance-of-nickel-titanium-rotary-files
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Nicola Maria Grande, Gianluca Plotino, Enrico Silla, Eugenio Pedullà, Gustavo DeDeus, Gianluca Gambarini, Francesco Somma
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to analyze how a low environmental temperature can affect the fatigue life of instruments made by different types of heat-treated nickel-titanium alloys. METHODS: The flexural cyclic fatigue of 40 new specimens for each of the following systems was tested for cyclic fatigue resistance: ProTaper Universal F2 (Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland), ProTaper Gold F2 (Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties, Tulsa, OK), Twisted Files SM2 (SybronEndo, Orange, CA), Mtwo #25...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472095/oxidative-profiling-of-the-failing-right-heart-in-rats-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#19
Xinhong Wang, Nataliia V Shults, Yuichiro J Suzuki
Right heart failure is the major cause of death among patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Understanding the biology of the right ventricle (RV) should help developing new therapeutic strategies. Rats subjected to the injection of Sugen5416 (an inhibitors of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor) plus the ovalbumin immunization had increased pulmonary arterial pressure and severe vascular remodeling. RVs of these rats were hypertrophied and had severe cardiac fibrosis. No apoptosis was, however, detected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470590/challenges-considering-the-degradation-of-cell-components-in-commercial-lithium-ion-cells-a-review-and-evaluation-of-present-systems
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REVIEW
Karin Kleiner, Helmut Ehrenberg
Owing to the high energy and power density of lithium-ion cells (1200 Wh kg(-1) and 200 Wh kg(-1)) and due to their compact design, they are used as energy storage devices in many contemporary mobile applications such as telecommunication systems, notebooks and domestic appliances. Meanwhile their application is not limited only to consumer electronics, they are also standard in hybrid electric (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). However, the profitable application of lithium-ion cells in the automobile industry requires lower costs, lower safety risks, a higher specific energy density and a longer lifetime under everyday conditions...
June 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
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