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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092824/chemically-modified-amino-porphyrin-tio2-for-the-degradation-of-acid-black-1-under-day-light-illumination
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Balu Krishnakumar, Avula Balakrishna, Cláudia T Arranja, Carlos M F Dias, Abilio J F N Sobral
In this paper, for the first time, chemically modified 5,10,15,20-meso-tetra-(para-amino)-phenyl-porphyrin/TiO2 (TPAPP/TiO2) was prepared and used for the degradation of an azo dye Acid Black 1 (AB 1) under direct sunlight. Initially, TiO2 was prepared by sol-gel method. Before making a TPAPP/TiO2 composite, the surface modification of TiO2 was carried out with glycidoxypropyltrimethoxy silane (GPTMS) which acts as a coupling agent. This is an epoxy terminated silane and could easily bond to the amino group of TPAPP through epoxy cleavage...
January 9, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091944/controlled-phase-changes-of-titania-using-nitrogen-plasma
#2
R Trejo-Tzab, Liliana Caballero-Espada, P Quintana, Alejandro Ávila-Ortega, R A Medina-Esquivel
In this work, the development of a new crystallization technique is reported, using nitrogen plasma (AC) to obtain nanostructured anatase and rutile from amorphous titanium oxide (TiO2). This methodology increases throughput and minimizes thermal effects. Nanostructured amorphous TiO2 was obtained by the sol-gel method and subsequently subjected to AC treatment, at a controlled pressure, applying different powers and treatment times in order to obtain phase changes. The obtained samples were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090672/a-powerful-statistical-framework-for-generalization-testing-in-gwas-with-application-to-the-hchs-sol
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Tamar Sofer, Ruth Heller, Marina Bogomolov, Christy L Avery, Mariaelisa Graff, Kari E North, Alex P Reiner, Timothy A Thornton, Kenneth Rice, Yoav Benjamini, Cathy C Laurie, Kathleen F Kerr
In genome-wide association studies (GWAS), "generalization" is the replication of genotype-phenotype association in a population with different ancestry than the population in which it was first identified. Current practices for declaring generalizations rely on testing associations while controlling the family-wise error rate (FWER) in the discovery study, then separately controlling error measures in the follow-up study. This approach does not guarantee control over the FWER or false discovery rate (FDR) of the generalization null hypotheses...
January 15, 2017: Genetic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090408/development-of-microsatellite-markers-for-viscum-coloratum-santalaceae-and-their-application-to-wild-populations
#4
Bo-Yun Kim, Han-Sol Park, Soonok Kim, Young-Dong Kim
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Microsatellite primers were developed for Viscum coloratum (Santalaceae), a semiparasitic medicinal plant that is known for its anticancer properties. Due to excessive human harvesting and loss of suitable habitat of its populations, it has become a potentially threatened species requiring immediate conservation efforts. METHODS AND RESULTS: Based on transcriptome data for V. coloratum, 124 primer pairs were randomly selected for initial validation, of which 19 yielded polymorphic microsatellite loci, with two to six alleles per locus...
January 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088563/a-novel-fabrication-of-a-high-performance-sio2-graphene-oxide-go-nanohybrids-characterization-of-thermal-properties-of-epoxy-nanocomposites-filled-with-sio2-go-nanohybrids
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S Z Haeri, B Ramezanzadeh, M Asghari
In this study it has been aimed to enhance the thermal resistance of epoxy coating through incorporation of SiO2-GO nanohybrids. SiO2-GO nanohybrids were synthesized through one-step sol-gel route using a mixture of Tetraethylorthosilane (TEOS) and 3-Aminopropyl triethoxysilane (APTES) silanes. The SiO2-GO nanohybrids were prepared at various hydrolysis times of 24, 48 and 72h. Then 0.2wt.% of GO and SiO2-GO nanohybrids were separately incorporated into the epoxy coating. Results revealed that amino functionalized SiO2 nanoparticles with particle size around 20-30nm successfully synthesized on the basal plane of GO...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088562/the-effect-of-high-temperature-sol-gel-polymerization-parameters-on-the-microstructure-and-properties-of-hydrophobic-phenol-formaldehyde-silica-hybrid-aerogels
#6
Mohamad Mehdi Seraji, Ghasem Sameri, Jamal Davarpanah, Ahmad Reza Bahramian
Phenol-formaldehyde/silica hybrid aerogels with different degree of hydrophobicity were successfully synthesized via high temperature sol-gel polymerization. Tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and methyltriethoxysilane (MTES) were used as precursor and co-precursor of the hydrophobic silica-based phase, respectively. The hydrolysis step of silica based sols were conducted by acid catalyzed reactions and HCl was used as hydrolysis catalyst. The chemical structure of prepared hybrid aerogels was characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081371/gwas-identifies-new-loci-for-painful-temporomandibular-disorder
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A E Sanders, D Jain, T Sofer, K F Kerr, C C Laurie, J R Shaffer, M L Marazita, L M Kaste, G D Slade, R B Fillingim, R Ohrbach, W Maixner, T Kocher, O Bernhardt, A Teumer, C Schwahn, K Sipilä, R Lähdesmäki, M Männikkö, P Pesonen, M Järvelin, C M Rizzatti-Barbosa, C B Meloto, M Ribeiro-Dasilva, L Diatchenko, P Serrano, S B Smith
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a musculoskeletal condition characterized by pain and reduced function in the temporomandibular joint and/or associated masticatory musculature. Prevalence in the United States is 5% and twice as high among women as men. We conducted a discovery genome-wide association study (GWAS) of TMD in 10,153 participants (769 cases, 9,384 controls) of the US Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). The most promising single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were tested in meta-analysis of 4 independent cohorts...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081257/influence-of-la3-substitution-on-structure-morphology-and-magnetic-properties-of-nanocrystalline-ni-zn-ferrite
#8
Y K Dasan, B H Guan, M H Zahari, L K Chuan
Lanthanum substituted Ni-Zn ferrite nanoparticles (Ni0.5Zn0.5LaxFe1-xO4; 0.00 ≤x≤ 1.00) synthesized by sol-gel method were presented. X-ray diffraction patterns reveal the typical single phase spinel cubic ferrite structure, with the traces of secondary phase for lanthanum substituted nanocrystals. In addition, the structural analysis also demonstrates that the average crystallite size varied in the range of 21-25 nm. FTIR spectra present the two prominent absorption bands in the range of 400 to 600 cm-1 which are the fingerprint region of all ferrites...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080965/feeling-learning-from-and-being-aware-of-inner-states-interoceptive-dimensions-in-neurodegeneration-and-stroke
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Indira García-Cordero, Lucas Sedeño, Laura de la Fuente, Andrea Slachevsky, Gonzalo Forno, Francisco Klein, Patricia Lillo, Jesica Ferrari, Clara Rodriguez, Julian Bustin, Teresa Torralva, Sandra Baez, Adrian Yoris, Sol Esteves, Margherita Melloni, Paula Salamone, David Huepe, Facundo Manes, Adolfo M García, Agustín Ibañez
Interoception is a complex process encompassing multiple dimensions, such as accuracy, learning and awareness. Here, we examined whether each of those dimensions relies on specialized neural regions distributed throughout the vast interoceptive network. To this end, we obtained relevant measures of cardiac interoception in healthy subjects and patients offering contrastive lesion models of neurodegeneration and focal brain damage: behavioural variant fronto-temporal dementia (bvFTD), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and fronto-insular stroke...
November 19, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077666/motor-plan-differs-for-young-and-older-adults-during-similar-movements
#10
Agostina Casamento Moran, Yen-Ting Chen, Neha Lodha, Basma Yacoubi, Evangelos A Christou
Older adults exhibit altered activation of the agonist and antagonist muscles during goal-directed movements compared with young adults. However, it remains unclear whether the differential activation of the antagonistic muscles in older adults results from an impaired motor plan or an altered ability of the muscle to contract. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to determine whether the motor plan differs for young and older adults. Ten young (26.1 ± 4.3 yrs, 4 females) and sixteen older (71.9 ± 6...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076940/cervical-ripening-with-self-administered-iso-sorbide-mononitrate-vaginally-in-uncomplicated-singleton-pregnancies-at-39-weeks-gestation-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
K Attanayake, M Goonewardene
Introduction: Vaginal iso sorbide mononitrate (ISMN) is effective in pre induction cervical ripening in post dated pregnancies. Objectives: To determine the effectiveness and acceptability of ISMN self-administered vaginally at home, in causing cervical ripening in uncomplicated singleton pregnancies at 39 weeks gestation. Methods: Consecutive women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies, presenting between 01 October 2013 and 31 March 2014, with a modified Bishop score (MBS) of < 5 at a gestational age (GA) of 273 days to the University Obstetric Unit of Teaching Hospital Mahamodera Galle, were allocated by stratified (primip/multip) block randomisation to self-administer vaginally at home every other day, five doses of 60 mg of sustained release form of ISMN (ISMN-SR); (n = 72, cases), or pyridoxine 10 mgs (n=72, controls), from GA 273 to 282 days...
30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076849/a-plasma-metabolomic-signature-discloses-human-breast-cancer
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Mariona Jové, Ricardo Collado, José Luís Quiles, Mari-Carmen Ramírez-Tortosa, Joaquim Sol, Maria Ruiz-Sanjuan, Mónica Fernandez, Capilla de la Torre Cabrera, Cesar Ramírez-Tortosa, Sergio Granados-Principal, Pedro Sánchez-Rovira, Reinald Pamplona
PURPOSE: Metabolomics is the comprehensive global study of metabolites in biological samples. In this retrospective pilot study we explored whether serum metabolomic profile can discriminate the presence of human breast cancer irrespective of the cancer subtype. METHODS: Plasma samples were analyzed from healthy women (n = 20) and patients with breast cancer after diagnosis (n = 91) using a liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry platform. Multivariate statistics and a Random Forest (RF) classifier were used to create a metabolomics panel for the diagnosis of human breast cancer...
January 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076784/coupled-proliferation-and-apoptosis-maintain-the-rapid-turnover-of-microglia-in-the-adult-brain
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Katharine Askew, Kaizhen Li, Adrian Olmos-Alonso, Fernando Garcia-Moreno, Yajie Liang, Philippa Richardson, Tom Tipton, Mark A Chapman, Kristoffer Riecken, Sol Beccari, Amanda Sierra, Zoltán Molnár, Mark S Cragg, Olga Garaschuk, V Hugh Perry, Diego Gomez-Nicola
Microglia play key roles in brain development, homeostasis, and function, and it is widely assumed that the adult population is long lived and maintained by self-renewal. However, the precise temporal and spatial dynamics of the microglial population are unknown. We show in mice and humans that the turnover of microglia is remarkably fast, allowing the whole population to be renewed several times during a lifetime. The number of microglial cells remains steady from late postnatal stages until aging and is maintained by the spatial and temporal coupling of proliferation and apoptosis, as shown by pulse-chase studies, chronic in vivo imaging of microglia, and the use of mouse models of dysregulated apoptosis...
January 10, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076651/controlled-release-of-chlorhexidine-from-a-mesoporous-silica-containing-macroporous-titanium-dental-implant-prevents-microbial-biofilm-formation
#14
K De Cremer, A Braem, E Gerits, K De Brucker, K Vandamme, J A Martens, J Michiels, J Vleugels, B P Cammue, K Thevissen
Roughened surfaces are increasingly being used for dental implant applications as the enlarged contact area improves bone cell anchorage, thereby facilitating osseointegration. However, the additional surface area also entails a higher risk for the development of biofilm associated infections, an etiologic factor for many dental ailments, including peri-implantitis. To overcome this problem, we designed a dental implant composed of a porous titanium-silica (Ti/SiO2) composite material and containing an internal reservoir that can be loaded with antimicrobial compounds...
January 11, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074743/synthesis-of-nanoporous-carbon-for-fast-uptake-of-cr-vi-and-ni-ii-from-aqueous-solution
#15
Imed Ghiloufi
Nanoporous carbon (NPC), based on organic xerogel compounds, was prepared at 650 ºC pyrolysis temperature by sol-gel method from pyrogallol and formaldehyde (PF-650) mixtures in water using picric acid as catalyst. The performance of NPC was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and nitrogen porosimetry. The metal uptake characteristics were explored using effective parameters including pH, contact time, initial metal ion concentration, and temperature...
January 10, 2017: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073164/protective-role-of-endogenous-plasmalogens-against-hepatic-steatosis-and-steatohepatitis
#16
Jung Eun Jang, Han-Sol Park, Hyun Ju Yoo, In-Jeoung Baek, Ji Eun Yoon, Myoung Seok Ko, Ah-Ram Kim, Hyoun Sik Kim, Hye-Sun Park, Seung Eun Lee, Seung-Whan Kim, Su Jung Kim, Jaechan Leem, Yu Mi Kang, Min Kyo Jung, Chan-Gi Pack, Chong Jai Kim, Chang Ohk Sung, In-Kyu Lee, Joong-Yeol Park, José C Fernández-Checa, Eun Hee Koh, Ki-Up Lee
: Free cholesterol (FC) accumulation in the liver is an important pathogenic mechanism of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Plasmalogens, key structural components of the cell membrane, act as endogenous antioxidants and are primarily synthesized in the liver. However, the role of hepatic plasmalogens in metabolic liver disease is unclear. In this study, we found that hepatic levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-containing plasmalogens, expression of glyceronephosphate O-acyltransferase (Gnpat, the rate-limiting enzyme in plasmalogen biosynthesis), and expression of Pparα were lower in mice with NASH caused by accumulation of free cholesterol (FC) in the liver...
January 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070024/surface-area-controlled-synthesis-of-porous-tio2-thin-films-for-gas-sensing-applications
#17
Akash Katoch, Jae Young Park, Ho-Hyoung Kim, Dolly Rana, Deepika Jamwala
Surface area controlled porous TiO2 thin films were prepared via a simple sol-gel chemical route and their gas sensing properties were thoroughly investigated in the presence of typical oxidizing NO2 gas. The surface area of TiO2 thin films was controlled by developing porous TiO2 networked by means of controlling the TiO2-to-TTIP (titanium isopropoxide, C12H28O4Ti) molar ratio, where, TiO2 nanoparticles of size ~ 20 nm were used. The sensor's response was found to depend on the surface area of TiO2 thin films...
January 10, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069234/ultrasonic-assisted-synthesis-of-bikitaite-zeolite-a-potential-material-for-hydrogen-storage-application
#18
Priyanka Roy, Nandini Das
Li containing Bikitaite zeolite has been synthesized by an ultrasound-assisted method and used as a potential material for hydrogen storage application. The Sonication energy was varied from 150W to 250W and irradiation time from 3h to 6h. The Bikitaite nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared (IR) spectral analysis, and field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) thermo-gravimetrical analysis and differential thermal analysis (TGA, DTA). XRD and IR results showed that phase pure, nano crystalline Bikitaite zeolites were started forming after 3h irradiation and 72h of aging with a sonication energy of 150W and nano crystalline Bikitaite zeolite with prominent peaks were obtained after 6h irradiation of 250W sonic energy...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069226/synthesis-of-carbon-loaded-%C3%AE-fe2o3-nanocomposite-and-their-applicability-for-the-selective-removal-of-binary-mixture-of-dyes-by-ultrasonic-adsorption-based-on-response-surface-methodology
#19
Muhammad Saad, Hajira Tahir
The contemporary problems concerning water purification could be resolved by using nanosorbents. The present studies emphasis on the synthesis of γ-Fe2O3-activated carbon nanocomposites (γ-Fe2O3-NP-AC) by sol-gel method. The composition and surface morphology of them were studied by FTIR, EDS, SEM and XRD techniques. Moreover they were employed for the selective removal of binary mixture of dyes including reactive red 223 dye (RR) and Malachite Green dye (MG) by ultrasonic assisted adsorption method. Sonication is the act of applying sound energy to agitate particles in the sample...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068546/preparation-of-magnetic-hierarchically-porous-microspheres-with-temperature-controlled-wettability-for-removal-of-oils
#20
Shengyang Tao, Yunzhe Ding, Lei Jiang, Guangtao Li
A series of monodispersed microspheres with hierarchically porous structures were prepared by microfluidic devices. Phase separation of the silica sol in microdroplets was adopted to construct these structures. The effects of velocity ratios (for both the continuous and the dispersed phases), collection solvents and calcination temperatures were investigated. The diameters of the microspheres were tuned from 148μm to 940μm by adjusting the velocity ratio. Tests revealed that the surface areas and pore volumes of the microspheres can reach 495m(2)g(-1) and 0...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
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