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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719625/differences-of-immune-disorders-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-breast-cancer-based-on-transcriptional-regulation
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Wei Kong, Xiaoyang Mou, Jin Deng, Benteng Di, Ruxing Zhong, Shuaiqun Wang, Yang Yang, Weiming Zeng
Although chronic inflammation and immune disorders are of great importance to the pathogenesis of both dementia and cancer, the pathophysiological mechanisms are not clearly understood. In recent years, growing epidemiological evidence and meta-analysis data suggest an inverse association between Alzheimer's disease (AD), which is the most common form of dementia, and cancer. It has been revealed that some common genes and biological processes play opposite roles in AD and cancer; however, the biological immune mechanism for the inverse association is not clearly defined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715188/understanding-microscopic-behavior-of-the-mixture-of-ionic-liquid-ethylene-glycol-lithium-salt-through-time-resolved-fluorescence-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-nmr-and-electron-paramagnetic-resonance-epr-studies
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Ranu Satish Dhale, Prabhat Kumar Sahu, Moloy Sarkar
The present study has been undertaken with an aim to find out the suitability of a binary solvent system, comprising an ionic liquid, 1-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-3-methylimidazolium bis (trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide ([OHEMIM][NTf2]) and ethylene glycol (EG), towards lithium ion battery applications. For this purpose, the behavior in terms of structure, intermolecular interaction and dynamics of several solvent systems, [OHEMIM][NTf2], [OHEMIM][NTf2]-LiNTf2(lithium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide), [OHEMIM][NTf2]-EG and [OHEMIM][NTf2]-EG-LiNTf2 are investigated by carrying out steady state and time-resolved fluorescence, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) measurements...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715172/a-spatiotemporal-industrial-activity-model-for-estimating-the-intensity-of-oil-and-gas-operations-in-colorado
#3
William B Allshouse, John L Adgate, Benjamin D Blair, Lisa M McKenzie
Oil and gas (O&G) production in the United States has increased in the last 15 years and operations, which are trending towards large multi-well pads, release hazardous air pollutants. Health studies have relied on proximity to O&G wells as an exposure metric, typically using an inverse distance weighting (IDW) approach. Since O&G emissions are dependent on multiple factors, a dynamic model is needed to describe the variability in air pollution emissions over space and time. We used information on Colorado O&G activities, production volumes, and air pollutant emission rates from two Colorado basins to create a spatiotemporal industrial activity model to develop an intensity-adjusted IDW well count metric...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715012/the-properties-of-residual-water-molecules-in-ionic-liquids-a-comparison-between-direct-and-inverse-kirkwood-buff-approaches
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Takeshi Kobayashi, Joshua E S J Reid, Seishi Shimizu, Maria Fyta, Jens Smiatek
We study the properties of residual water molecules at different mole fractions in dialkylimidazolium based ionic liquids (ILs), namely 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (EMIM/BF4) and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (BMIM/BF4) by means of atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The corresponding Kirkwood-Buff (KB) integrals for the water-ion and ion-ion correlation behavior are calculated by a direct evaluation of the radial distribution functions. The outcomes are compared to the corresponding KB integrals derived by an inverse approach based on experimental data...
July 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712731/cervical-dystonia-patients-display-subclinical-gait-changes
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Marcello Esposito, Raffaele Dubbioso, Silvio Peluso, Antonio Picone, Bruno Corrado, Clemente Servodio Iammarone, Roberto Allocca, Fiore Manganelli, Lucio Santoro, Alfonso Fasano
INTRODUCTION: Gait disorders in cervical dystonia (CD) are reported in patients under DBS or in severe cases complicated with spinal deformities. OBJECTIVE: to assess walking motor pattern in CD patients without DBS and not presenting scoliosis. METHODS: Computerized gait analysis (CGA) was performed in CD patients, before and after botulinum toxin (BoNT) injections, and in healthy controls (HC). Spatiotemporal (ST) parameters were compared between CD and HC groups...
July 10, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711844/application-of-kinetic-modeling-to-predict-the-fate-of-two-indoxacarb-metabolites-and-their-bound-residues-in-soil
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Minli Zhang, Sara A Whiting, Brett J Clark
Insecticide indoxacarb metabolites JT333 and MP819 were used as model compounds to assess the utilization of kinetic modeling to elucidate metabolic pathways, determine degradation kinetics of non-extractable residues (NER) and predict the accumulation potential of the released NER in soil. Soil adsorption coefficients and degradation product formation were determined in different soils in laboratory. Inverse kinetic modeling was applied to explore the dynamics of dissipation of parent (P), formation of extractable metabolites (MET), NER and CO2, and to identify their routes of degradation in soil...
July 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710732/economic-growth-and-environmental-pollution-in-myanmar-an-analysis-of-environmental-kuznets-curve
#7
Thiri Shwesin Aung, Behnaz Saboori, Ehsan Rasoulinezhad
This empirical study examines the short- and long-run relationship between GDP as an economic growth indicator and CO2 emissions as an environmental pollution indicator in Myanmar by using annual time series data over the period of 1970-2014. It also carefully considered other proxies, such as trade openness, financial openness and urbanization, and structural breaks in the country. The fundamental objective of this study is to test the validity of environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) in the context of Myanmar...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709330/backward-renormalization-group-inference-of-cortical-dipole-sources-and-neural-connectivity-efficacy
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Selene da Rocha Amaral, Luiz A Baccalá, Leonardo S Barbosa, Nestor Caticha
Proper neural connectivity inference has become essential for understanding cognitive processes associated with human brain function. Its efficacy is often hampered by the curse of dimensionality. In the electroencephalogram case, which is a noninvasive electrophysiological monitoring technique to record electrical activity of the brain, a possible way around this is to replace multichannel electrode information with dipole reconstructed data. We use a method based on maximum entropy and the renormalization group to infer the position of the sources, whose success hinges on transmitting information from low- to high-resolution representations of the cortex...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709279/structure-and-reentrant-percolation-in-an-inverse-patchy-colloidal-system
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J L B de Araújo, F F Munarin, G A Farias, F M Peeters, W P Ferreira
Two-dimensional systems of inverse patchy colloids modeled as disks with a central charge and having their surface decorated with oppositely pointlike charged patches are investigated using molecular dynamics simulations. The self-assembly of the patchy colloids leads to diverse ground state configurations ranging from crystalline arrangements of monomers to linear clusters, ramified linear clusters and to percolated configurations. Two structural phase diagrams are constructed: (1) as a function of the net charge and area fraction, and (2) as a function of the net charge and the range of the pair interaction potential...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709277/rattleback-dynamics-and-its-reversal-time-of-rotation
#10
Yoichiro Kondo, Hiizu Nakanishi
A rattleback is a rigid, semielliptic toy which exhibits unintuitive behavior; when it is spun in one direction, it soon begins pitching and stops spinning, then it starts to spin in the opposite direction, but in the other direction, it seems to spin just steadily. This puzzling behavior results from the slight misalignment between the principal axes for the inertia and those for the curvature; the misalignment couples the spinning with the pitching and the rolling oscillations. It has been shown that under the no-slip condition and without dissipation the spin can reverse in both directions, and Garcia and Hubbard obtained the formula for the time required for the spin reversal t_{r} [Proc...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708980/cd3-cd28-dynabeads-induce-expression-of-tn-antigen-in-human-t-cells-accompanied-by-hypermethylation-of-the-cosmc-promoter
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Chuanqin Shi, Xue Xu, Xiaofeng Yu, Zhenzhen Du, Xiying Luan, Dachang Liu, Tao Hu
Glycosylation is an important protein post-translational modification. In this process, the intermediate product, Tn antigen, arises from somatic mutations in core1β3-galactosyltransferase-specific molecular chaperone (Cosmc), which is required for the formation of active core1β3-galactosyltransferase (T-synthase). As a type of tumor-associated carbohydrate antigen, Tn antigen is mainly expressed in many human tumor cells and is absent in normal cells. Surprisingly, it is also expressed in normal activated T cells after in vitro stimulation, but the mechanism underlying its expression remains unclear...
July 11, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706325/axsis-exploring-the-frontiers-in-attosecond-x-ray-science-imaging-and-spectroscopy
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F X Kärtner, F Ahr, A-L Calendron, H Çankaya, S Carbajo, G Chang, G Cirmi, K Dörner, U Dorda, A Fallahi, A Hartin, M Hemmer, R Hobbs, Y Hua, W R Huang, R Letrun, N Matlis, V Mazalova, O D Mücke, E Nanni, W Putnam, K Ravi, F Reichert, I Sarrou, X Wu, A Yahaghi, H Ye, L Zapata, D Zhang, C Zhou, R J D Miller, K K Berggren, H Graafsma, A Meents, R W Assmann, H N Chapman, P Fromme
X-ray crystallography is one of the main methods to determine atomic-resolution 3D images of the whole spectrum of molecules ranging from small inorganic clusters to large protein complexes consisting of hundred-thousands of atoms that constitute the macromolecular machinery of life. Life is not static, and unravelling the structure and dynamics of the most important reactions in chemistry and biology is essential to uncover their mechanism. Many of these reactions, including photosynthesis which drives our biosphere, are light induced and occur on ultrafast timescales...
September 1, 2016: Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706323/exploring-the-existence-of-a-stayer-population-with-mover-stayer-counting-process-models-application-to-joint-damage-in-psoriatic-arthritis
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Sean Yiu, Vernon T Farewell, Brian D M Tom
Many psoriatic arthritis patients do not progress to permanent joint damage in any of the 28 hand joints, even under prolonged follow-up. This has led several researchers to fit models that estimate the proportion of stayers (those who do not have the propensity to experience the event of interest) and to characterize the rate of developing damaged joints in the movers (those who have the propensity to experience the event of interest). However, when fitted to the same data, the paper demonstrates that the choice of model for the movers can lead to widely varying conclusions on a stayer population, thus implying that, if interest lies in a stayer population, a single analysis should not generally be adopted...
August 2017: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C, Applied Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704393/whole-exome-sequence-based-association-analyses-of-plasma-amyloid-%C3%AE-in-african-and-european-americans-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-neurocognitive-study
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Jeannette Simino, Zhiying Wang, Jan Bressler, Vincent Chouraki, Qiong Yang, Steven G Younkin, Sudha Seshadri, Myriam Fornage, Eric Boerwinkle, Thomas H Mosley
OBJECTIVE: We performed single-variant and gene-based association analyses of plasma amyloid-β (aβ) concentrations using whole exome sequence from 1,414 African and European Americans. Our goal was to identify genes that influence plasma aβ42 concentrations and aβ42:aβ40 ratios in late middle age (mean = 59 years), old age (mean = 77 years), or change over time (mean = 18 years). METHODS: Plasma aβ measures were linearly regressed onto age, gender, APOE ε4 carrier status, and time elapsed between visits (fold-changes only) separately by race...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702595/dissolution-dynamics-of-a-suspension-droplet-in-a-binary-solution-for-controlled-nanoparticle-assembly
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Ziyang Lu, Amgad Rezk, Fernando Jativa, Leslie Yeo, Xuehua Zhang
Toroidal microstructures of nanocolloidal assemblies promise important applications ranging from sensing, catalysis, drug delivery, and separation. In this work, we will first investigate the rich dissolution dynamics of a droplet comprising a nanoparticle suspension in a binary solution, and then show that the dissolution dynamics can be a potential approach to assembling a wide range of colloids with microtoroids. As the sessile droplet dissolves in the binary solution of miscible and immiscible solvents, two simultaneous effects are observed: if the dissolution rate is sufficiently high under large concentrations of the cosolvent in the surrounding solution, a strong plume emanates from the droplet pole as a consequence of a body force (i...
July 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701718/recycling-and-self-healing-of-polybenzoxazines-with-dynamic-sulfide-linkages
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Mustafa Arslan, Baris Kiskan, Yusuf Yagci
In this work, a recycling and self-healing strategy for polybenzoxazines through both S-S bond cleavage-reformation reaction and supramolecular attractions is described. Both recyclable and self-healable polybenzoxazines can be prepared from low cost chemicals with a simple procedure in only 30 minutes. For this purpose, inverse vulcanization of poly(propylene oxide)benzoxazine (PPOB) and diallybenzoxazine (B-al) with elemental sulfur was performed at 185 °C. The obtained cross-linked polymer films exhibited thermally driven recycling ability up to 5 cycles...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700708/lower-extremity-emg-driven-modeling-of-walking-with-automated-adjustment-of-musculoskeletal-geometry
#17
Andrew J Meyer, Carolynn Patten, Benjamin J Fregly
Neuromusculoskeletal disorders affecting walking ability are often difficult to manage, in part due to limited understanding of how a patient's lower extremity muscle excitations contribute to the patient's lower extremity joint moments. To assist in the study of these disorders, researchers have developed electromyography (EMG) driven neuromusculoskeletal models utilizing scaled generic musculoskeletal geometry. While these models can predict individual muscle contributions to lower extremity joint moments during walking, the accuracy of the predictions can be hindered by errors in the scaled geometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698387/cortical-and-subcortical-coordination-of-visual-spatial-attention-revealed-by-simultaneous-eeg-fmri-recording
#18
Jessica J Green, Carsten N Boehler, Kenneth C Roberts, Ling-Chia Chen, Ruth M Krebs, Allen W Song, Marty G Woldorff
Visual spatial attention has been studied in humans with both electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) individually. However, due to the intrinsic limitations of each of these methods used alone, our understanding of the systems-level mechanisms underlying attentional control remains limited. Here, we examined trial-to-trial covariations of concurrently recorded EEG and fMRI in a cued visual spatial-attention task in humans, which allowed delineation of both the generators and modulators of the cue-triggered event-related oscillatory brain activity underlying attentional-control function...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696726/grain-boundary-structures-and-collective-dynamics-of-inversion-domains-in-binary-two-dimensional-materials
#19
Doaa Taha, S K Mkhonta, K R Elder, Zhi-Feng Huang
Understanding and controlling the properties and dynamics of topological defects is a lasting challenge in the study of two-dimensional materials, and is crucial to achieve high-quality films required for technological applications. Here grain boundary structures, energies, and dynamics of binary two-dimensional materials are investigated through the development of a phase field crystal model that is parametrized to match the ordering, symmetry, energy, and length scales of hexagonal boron nitride. Our studies reveal some new dislocation core structures for various symmetrically and asymmetrically tilted grain boundaries, in addition to those obtained in previous experiments and first-principles calculations...
June 23, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694775/yoga-meditation-and-mind-body-health-increased-bdnf-cortisol-awakening-response-and-altered-inflammatory-marker-expression-after-a-3-month-yoga-and-meditation-retreat
#20
B Rael Cahn, Matthew S Goodman, Christine T Peterson, Raj Maturi, Paul J Mills
Thirty-eight individuals (mean age: 34.8 years old) participating in a 3-month yoga and meditation retreat were assessed before and after the intervention for psychometric measures, brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), circadian salivary cortisol levels, and pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Participation in the retreat was found to be associated with decreases in self-reported anxiety and depression as well as increases in mindfulness. As hypothesized, increases in the plasma levels of BDNF and increases in the magnitude of the cortisol awakening response (CAR) were also observed...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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