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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087338/auditory-hindbrain-atrophy-and-anomalous-calcium-binding-protein-expression-after-neonatal-exposure-to-monosodium-glutamate
#1
Lindsey Foran, Kaitlyn Blackburn, Randy J Kulesza
Glutamate is the most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, and is stored and released by both neurons and astrocytes. Despite the important role of glutamate as a neurotransmitter, elevated extracellular glutamate can result in excitotoxicity and apoptosis. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a naturally occurring sodium salt of glutamic acid that is used as a flavor enhancer in many processed foods. Previous studies have shown that MSG administration during the early postnatal period results in neurodegenerative changes in several forebrain regions, characterized by neuronal loss and neuroendocrine abnormalities...
January 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081005/mechanical-properties-and-failure-behavior-of-phosphorene-with-grain-boundaries
#2
V Sorkin, Y W Zhang
Using the density-functional tight-binding method, we studied the effect of grain boundaries on the mechanical properties and failure behavior of phosphorene. We found that the high-angle tilt boundaries with a higher density of (5∣7) defect pairs (oriented along the armchair direction) are stronger than the low-angle tilt boundaries with a lower defect density, and similarly the high-angle boundaries with a higher density of (4∣8) defect pairs (oriented along the zigzag direction) are stronger than the low-angle boundaries with a lower defect density...
January 12, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079371/a-binding-pose-flip-explained-via-enthalpic-and-entropic-contributions
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Michael Schauperl, Paul Czodrowski, Julian E Fuchs, Roland G Huber, Birgit J Waldner, Maren Podewitz, Christian Kramer, Klaus R Liedl
The anomalous binding modes of five highly similar fragments of TIE2 inhibitors, showing three distinct binding poses are investigated. We report a quantitative rationalization for the changes in binding pose based on molecular dynamics simulations. We investigated five fragments in complex with the transforming growth factor β receptor type 1 kinase domain. Analyses of these simulations using Grid Inhomogeneous Solvation Theory (GIST), pKA calculations, and a tool to investigate enthalpic differences upon binding unraveled the various thermodynamic contributions to the different binding modes...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079185/high-efficiency-tri-band-quasi-continuous-phase-gradient-metamaterials-based-on-spoof-surface-plasmon-polaritons
#4
Yongfeng Li, Hua Ma, Jiafu Wang, Yongqiang Pang, Qiqi Zheng, Hongya Chen, Yajuan Han, Jieqiu Zhang, Shaobo Qu
A high-efficiency tri-band quasi-continuous phase gradient metamaterial is designed and demonstrated based on spoof surface plasmon polaritons (SSPPs). High-efficiency polarizaiton conversion transmission is firstly achieved via tailoring phase differece between the transmisive SSPP and the space wave in orthogonal directions. As an example, a tri-band circular-to-circular (CTC) polarization conversion metamateiral (PCM) was designed by a nonlinearly dispersive phase difference. Using such PCM unit cell, a tri-band quasi-continuous phase gradient metamaterial (PGM) was then realized by virtue of the Pancharatnam-Berry phase...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077110/the-first-rib-hypoplasia-and-the-aberrant-pulmonary-artery-branch-detected-by-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-in-a-surgical-case-with-apical-lung-cancer-a-case-report
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Yasoo Sugiura, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Masao Naruke, Toshinori Hashizume, Shizuka Kaseda, Etsuo Nemoto
BACKGROUND: The complete resection is one of the most crucial requirements to achieve favorable outcomes in oncologic surgery. The apex of the lung is surrounded complicatedly by the clavicle, the first rib, the subclavian artery and vein, and the brachial plexus. Therefore, the image information especially about the infiltration of adjacent anatomic structures, facilitates the surgery in the apical lung cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old man presented at our hospital with a computed tomography (CT) scan showing a tumor at the left lung apex that infiltrated the chest wall...
January 11, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074983/-role-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-coronary-anomalies
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Rienzi Díaz, Jorge Vega
BACKGROUND: Coronary anomalies are rare heart diseases that can cause sudden cardiac death, especially in young individuals. Coronary computed tomography angiography delivers a three-dimensional view of excellent quality with information of the origin, course and anatomic relationships of the anomalous vessel, allowing differentiation between benign and malignant variants, entities that require different management and treatment. AIM: To show that coronary computed tomography angiography is the non-invasive technique of choice for the evaluation of a coronary anomaly due to its high diagnostic accuracy...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073539/physical-processes-leading-to-the-development-of-an-anomalously-large-cochlodinium-polykrikoides-bloom-in-the-east-sea-japan-sea
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Dae-Won Kim, Young-Heon Jo, Jong-Kuk Choi, Jang-Geun Choi, Hongsheng Bi
An anomalously large Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) was observed in the southwest coast of the East/Japan Sea (hereafter the East Sea) during the summer of 2013. During this time period, the presence of Cochlodinium polykrikoides (C. polykrikoides) was detected by the Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI) and validated by in-situ observations. GOCI observations have been available since 2011, thus allowingto examine various stages of the physical condition of the developing C. polykrikoides bloom, thereby other multi-satellite and buoy measurements obtained between 2011 and 2013...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073502/lethal-effects-of-ichthyotoxic-raphidophytes-chattonella-marina-c-antiqua-and-heterosigma-akashiwo-on-post-embryonic-stages-of-the-japanese-pearl-oyster-pinctada-fucata-martensii
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Leila Basti, Kiyohito Nagai, Jiyoji Go, Sho Okano, Tatsuya Oda, Yuji Tanaka, Satoshi Nagai
The inimical effects of the ichthyotoxic harmful algal bloom (HAB)-forming raphidophytes Heterosigma akashiwo, Chattonella marina, and Chattonella antiqua on the early-life stages of the Japanese pearl oyster Pinctada fucata martensii were studied. Fertilized eggs and developing embryos were not affected following exposure to the harmful raphidophytes; however, all three algal species severely affected trochophores and D-larvae, early-stage D-larvae, and late-stage pre-settling larvae. Exposure to C. marina (5×10(2)cellsml(-1)), C...
November 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073442/toward-predicting-dinophysis-blooms-off-nw-iberia-a-decade-of-events
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Ma Teresa Moita, Yolanda Pazos, Carlos Rocha, Rita Nolasco, Paulo B Oliveira
Dinophysis acuminata and Dinophysis acuta are recurrent species off NW Iberia but their outbreaks occur under different conditions. A decade (2004-2013) of weekly data for each species at two sentinel stations located at the entrance of Rias de Aveiro-AV (NW Portugal, 40°38.6'N) and Pontevedra-PO (Galicia, Spain, 42°21.5'N), were used to investigate the regional synchronism and mesoscale differences related to species detection, bloom (>200cellsL(-1)) initiation and development. Results highlight the high interannual variability of bloom events and summarize the associated meteorological/oceanographic conditions...
March 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073254/bottom-up-design-of-three-dimensional-carbon-honeycomb-with-superb-specific-strength-and-high-thermal-conductivity
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Zhenqian Pang, Xiaokun Gu, Yujie Wei, Ronggui Yang, Mildred S Dresselhaus
Low-dimensional carbon allotropes, from fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, to graphene, have been broadly explored due to their outstanding and special properties. However, there exist significant challenges in retaining such properties of basic building blocks when scaling them up to three-dimensional materials and structures for many technological applications. Here we show theoretically the atomistic structure of a stable three-dimensional carbon honeycomb (C-honeycomb) structure with superb mechanical and thermal properties...
January 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073112/space-and-objects-on-the-phenomenology-and-cognitive-neuroscience-of-anomalous-perception-in-schizophrenia-ancillary-article-to-eawe-domain-1
#11
Steven M Silverstein, Docia Demmin, Borut Škodlar
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Perception of space and objects is a traditional focus within phenomenology, and disturbances in these aspects of perception among people with schizophrenia have long been discussed within phenomenological psychiatry. Despite this, there has been little empirical work on the causes and effects of most of these perceptual alterations in people with schizophrenia. Progress towards this goal can be accelerated by the use of EAWE (Examination of Anomalous World Experience), an interview-based tool to elicit, categorize, and quantify abnormal perceptual and other experiential phenomena...
January 11, 2017: Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072626/acquired-coronary-artery-disease-in-adult-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-true-or-a-false-problem
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Alessandro Giamberti, Mauro Lo Rito, Erika Conforti, Alessandro Varrica, Mario Carminati, Alessandro Frigiola, Lorenzo Menicanti, Massimo Chessa
BACKGROUND: The population of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is increasing and aging, and a large percentage of this population is now over 65 years of age. For this reason, it is probable that acquired coronary artery disease (CAD) will become an important issue that needs to be addressed also in these patients. We retrospectively analyzed all ACHD patients who underwent surgery in our Institution with the aim to investigate the incidence of associated CAD and the results of surgical treatment...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071903/revisiting-the-m%C3%A3-ssbauer-isomer-shifts-of-the-femoco-cluster-of-nitrogenase-and-the-cofactor-charge
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Ragnar Bjornsson, Frank Neese, Serena DeBeer
Despite decades of research, the structure-activity relationship of nitrogenase is still not understood. Only recently was the full molecular structure of the FeMo cofactor (FeMoco) revealed, but the charge and metal oxidation states of FeMoco have been controversial. With the recent identification of the interstitial atom as a carbide and the more recent revised oxidation-state assignment of the molybdenum atom as Mo(III), here we revisit the Mössbauer properties of FeMoco. By a detailed error analysis of density functional theory-computed isomer shifts and computing isomer shifts relative to the P-cluster, we find that only the charge of [MoFe7S9C](1-) fits the experimental data...
January 10, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071701/simultaneous-abrupt-shifts-in-hydrology-and-fish-assemblage-structure-in-a-floodplain-lake-in-the-central-amazon
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Cristhiana P Röpke, Sidinéia Amadio, Jansen Zuanon, Efrem J G Ferreira, Cláudia Pereira de Deus, Tiago H S Pires, Kirk O Winemiller
Combined effects of climate change and deforestation have altered precipitation patterns in the Amazon. This has led to changes in the frequency of extreme events of flood and drought in recent decades and in the magnitude of the annual flood pulse, a phenomenon that influences virtually all aspects of river-floodplain ecosystem dynamics. Analysis of long-term data revealed abrupt and synchronous changes in hydrology and fish assemblage structure of a floodplain lake near the confluence of Amazon and Negro rivers...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071688/epileptiform-activity-in-the-mouse-visual-cortex-interferes-with-cortical-processing-in-connected-areas
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L Petrucco, E Pracucci, M Brondi, G M Ratto, S Landi
Epileptiform activity is associated with impairment of brain function even in absence of seizures, as demonstrated by failures in various testing paradigm in presence of hypersynchronous interictal spikes (ISs). Clinical evidence suggests that cognitive deficits might be directly caused by the anomalous activity rather than by its underlying etiology. Indeed, we seek to understand whether ISs interfere with neuronal processing in connected areas not directly participating in the hypersynchronous activity in an acute model of epilepsy...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069959/climatic-regulation-of-the-neurotoxin-domoic-acid
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S Morgaine McKibben, William Peterson, A Michelle Wood, Vera L Trainer, Matthew Hunter, Angelicque E White
Domoic acid is a potent neurotoxin produced by certain marine microalgae that can accumulate in the foodweb, posing a health threat to human seafood consumers and wildlife in coastal regions worldwide. Evidence of climatic regulation of domoic acid in shellfish over the past 20 y in the Northern California Current regime is shown. The timing of elevated domoic acid is strongly related to warm phases of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and the Oceanic Niño Index, an indicator of El Niño events. Ocean conditions in the northeast Pacific that are associated with warm phases of these indices, including changes in prevailing currents and advection of anomalously warm water masses onto the continental shelf, are hypothesized to contribute to increases in this toxin...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067306/coexistence-of-topological-dirac-fermions-on-the-surface-and-three-dimensional-dirac-cone-state-in-the-bulk-of-zrte5-single-crystal
#17
Arnab Pariari, Prabhat Mandal
Although, the long-standing debate on the resistivity anomaly in ZrTe5 somewhat comes to an end, the exact topological nature of the electronic band structure remains elusive till today. Theoretical calculations predicted that bulk ZrTe5 to be either a weak or a strong three-dimensional (3D) topological insulator. However, the angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy and transport measurements clearly demonstrate 3D Dirac cone state with a small mass gap between the valence band and conduction band in the bulk...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066915/crystallographic-analysis-of-murine-p24%C3%AE-2-golgi-dynamics-gold-domain
#18
Masamichi Nagae, Dorothee Liebschner, Yusuke Yamada, Kana Morita-Matsumoto, Naohiro Matsugaki, Toshiya Senda, Morihisa Fujita, Taroh Kinoshita, Yoshiki Yamaguchi
The p24 family proteins form homo- and hetero-oligomeric complexes for efficient transport of cargo proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi apparatus. It consists of four subfamilies (p24α, p24β, p24γ and p24δ). p24γ2 plays crucial roles in the selective transport of glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins. Here we determined the crystal structure of mouse p24γ2 Golgi dynamics (GOLD) domain at 2.8 Å resolution by the single anomalous diffraction method using intrinsic sulfur atoms...
January 9, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065389/gaussianity-fair-the-riddle-of-anomalous-yet-non-gaussian-diffusion
#19
Ralf Metzler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063451/relationship-between-the-potential-energy-landscape-and-the-dynamic-crossover-in-a-water-like-monatomic-liquid-with-a-liquid-liquid-phase-transition
#20
Gang Sun, Limei Xu, Nicolas Giovambattista
In the case of fragile liquids, dynamical properties such as the structural relaxation time evolve from Arrhenius at high-temperatures to non-Arrhenius at low temperatures. Computational studies show that (i) in the Arrhenius dynamic domain, the liquid samples regions of the potential energy landscape (PEL) that are insensitive to temperature (PEL-independent regime) and the relaxation is exponential, while (ii) in the non-Arrhenius dynamic domain, the topography of the PEL explored by the liquid varies with temperature (PEL-influenced regime) and the relaxation is non-exponential...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
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