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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640289/consensus-structures-of-the-mo-v-sites-of-sulfite-oxidizing-enzymes-derived-from-variable-frequency-pulsed-epr-spectroscopy-isotopic-labelling-and-dft-calculations
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John H Enemark
Sulfite-oxidizing enzymes from eukaryotes and prokaryotes have five-coordinate distorted square-pyramidal coordination about the molybdenum atom. The paramagnetic Mo(v) state is easily generated, and over the years four distinct CW EPR spectra have been identified, depending upon enzyme source and the reaction conditions, namely high and low pH (hpH and lpH), phosphate inhibited (Pi) and sulfite (or blocked). Extensive studies of these paramagnetic forms of sulfite-oxidizing enzymes using variable frequency pulsed electron spin echo (ESE) spectroscopy, isotopic labeling and density functional theory (DFT) calculations have led to the consensus structures that are described here...
June 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638398/discovery-of-putative-herbicide-resistance-genes-and-its-regulatory-network-in-chickpea-using-transcriptome-sequencing
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Mir A Iquebal, Khela R Soren, Priyanka Gangwar, P S Shanmugavadivel, K Aravind, Deepak Singla, Sarika Jaiswal, Rahul S Jasrotia, Sushil K Chaturvedi, Narendra P Singh, Rajeev K Varshney, Anil Rai, Dinesh Kumar
Background: Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) contributes 75% of total pulse production. Being cheaper than animal protein, makes it important in dietary requirement of developing countries. Weed not only competes with chickpea resulting into drastic yield reduction but also creates problem of harboring fungi, bacterial diseases and insect pests. Chemical approach having new herbicide discovery has constraint of limited lead molecule options, statutory regulations and environmental clearance. Through genetic approach, transgenic herbicide tolerant crop has given successful result but led to serious concern over ecological safety thus non-transgenic approach like marker assisted selection is desirable...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635664/adolescent-exposure-to-the-synthetic-cannabinoid-win-55212-2-modifies-cocaine-withdrawal-symptoms-in-adult-mice
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María A Aguilar, Juan Carlos Ledesma, Marta Rodríguez-Arias, Carles Penalva, Carmen Manzanedo, José Miñarro, M Carmen Arenas
Chronic cannabinoid consumption is an increasingly common behavior among teenagers and has been shown to cause long-lasting neurobehavioral alterations. Besides, it has been demonstrated that cocaine addiction in adulthood is highly correlated with cannabis abuse during adolescence. Cocaine consumption and subsequent abstinence from it can cause psychiatric symptoms, such as psychosis, cognitive impairment, anxiety, and depression. The aim of the present research was to study the consequences of adolescent exposure to cannabis on the psychiatric-like effects promoted by cocaine withdrawal in adult mice...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634410/climate-response-to-the-8-2-ka-event-in-coastal-california
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Jessica L Oster, Warren D Sharp, Aaron K Covey, Jansen Gibson, Bruce Rogers, Hari Mix
A fast-growing stalagmite from the central California coast provides a high-resolution record of climatic changes synchronous with global perturbations resulting from the catastrophic drainage of proglacial Lake Agassiz at ca. 8.2 ka. High frequency, large amplitude variations in carbon isotopes during the 8.2 ka event, coupled with pulsed increases in phosphorus concentrations, indicate more frequent or intense winter storms on the California coast. Decreased magnesium-calcium ratios point toward a sustained increase in effective moisture during the event, however the magnitude of change in Mg/Ca suggests this event was not as pronounced on the western North American coast as anomalies seen in the high northern latitudes and monsoon-influenced areas...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632000/the-influence-of-intrapersonal-sensorimotor-experiences-on-the-corticospinal-responses-during-action-observation
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James W Roberts, Merryn D Constable, Raquel Burgess, James L Lyons, Timothy N Welsh
The coupling of perception and action has been strongly indicated by evidence that the observation of an action primes a response in the observer. It has been proposed that these primed responses may be inhibited when the observer is able to more closely distinguish between self- and other-generated actions - the greater the distinction, then the greater the inhibition of the primed response. This self-other distinction is shown to be enhanced following a period of visual feedback of self-generated action. The present study was designed to examine how sensorimotor experiences pertaining to self-generated action affect primed responses from observed actions...
February 13, 2017: Social Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631783/ultrafast-charge-dynamics-in-glycine-induced-by-attosecond-pulses
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David Ayuso, Alicia Palacios, Piero Decleva, Fernando Martín
The combination of attosecond pump-probe techniques with mass spectrometry methods has recently led to the first experimental demonstration of ultrafast charge dynamics in a biomolecule, the amino acid phenylalanine [Calegari et al., Science, 2014, 346, 336]. Using an extension of the static-exchange density functional theory (DFT) method, the observed dynamics was explained as resulting from the coherent superposition of ionic states produced by the broadband attosecond pulse. Here, we have used the static-exchange DFT method to investigate charge migration induced by attosecond pulses in the glycine molecule...
June 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629077/effects-of-the-surface-modification-of-polyurethane-substrates-on-genotoxicity-and-blood-activation-processes
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Roman Major, Hanna Plutecka, Anna Gruszczynska, Juergen M Lackner, Boguslaw Major
The aim of this study was to determine the mutagenic and thrombogenic potential of a material composed of a thin coating deposited on a polymeric substrate. In this work, a surface was modified in a manner that would mimic the function of cellular niches. Finally, the surfaces should actively capture and differentiate progenitor cells from the blood stream. Thin films with 10 to 500nm thicknesses were deposited by unbalanced, pulsed DC magnetron sputtering on smooth polyurethane. Such high energy conditions led to a stiffening of the polymer surface layers by pseudodiffusion during the initial stages of film growth...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628198/pulse-frequency-and-soil-litter-mixing-alter-the-control-of-cumulative-precipitation-over-litter-decomposition
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François-Xavier Joly, Kelsey L Kurupas, Heather L Throop
Macroclimate has traditionally been considered the predominant driver of litter decomposition. However, in drylands, cumulative monthly or annual precipitation typically fails to predict decomposition. In these systems, the windows of opportunity for decomposer activity may rather depend on the precipitation frequency and local factors affecting litter desiccation, such as soil-litter mixing. We used a full-factorial microcosm experiment to disentangle the relative importance of cumulative precipitation, pulse frequency, and soil-litter mixing on litter decomposition...
June 19, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627734/role-of-cytoskeletal-mechanics-and-cell-membrane-fluidity-in-the-intracellular-delivery-of-molecules-mediated-by-laser-activated-carbon-nanoparticles
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Stefany Y Holguin, Caleb F Anderson, Naresh N Thadhani, Mark R Prausnitz
Exposure of cells and nanoparticles to near-infrared nanosecond pulsed laser light can lead to efficient intracellular delivery of molecules while maintaining high cell viability by a photoacoustic phenomenon known as transient nanoparticle energy transduction (TNET). Here, we examined the influence of cytoskeletal mechanics and plasma membrane fluidity on intracellular uptake of molecules and loss of cell viability due to TNET. We found that destabilization of actin filaments using latrunculin A led to greater uptake of molecules and less viability loss caused by TNET...
June 19, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625748/comparison-of-liposomal-drug-formulations-for-transdermal-iontophoretic-drug-delivery
#10
K Malinovskaja-Gomez, S Espuelas, M J Garrido, J Hirvonen, T Laaksonen
This study was aimed to evaluate the in vitro transdermal direct/pulsed current iontophoretic delivery of an amphiphilic model compound from various lipid vesicle-encapsulated formulations compared to free-drug formulation. Conventional, pegylated, ultradeformable liposomes (transfersomes) and ethosomes loaded with a negatively charged drug diclofenac sodium (DS) were prepared and characterized. All the liposomes possessed an average size of ≈100-150nm and negative zeta potential. No changes in colloidal stability were detected after 8h incubation of any vesicle formulation under constant or pulsed iontophoretic current...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624520/dissecting-the-chloroplast-proteome-of-chickpea-cicer-arietinum-l-provides-new-insights-into-classical-and-non-classical-functions
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Nilesh Vikram Lande, Pratigya Subba, Pragya Barua, Dipak Gayen, T S Keshava Prasad, Subhra Chakraborty, Niranjan Chakraborty
Chloroplast, the energy organelle unique to plant cells, is a dynamic entity which integrates an array of metabolic pathways and serves as first level for energy conversion for the entire ecological hierarchy. Increasing amount of sequence data and evolution of mass spectrometric approaches has opened up new avenues for opportune exploration of the global proteome of this organelle. In our study, we aimed at generation of a comprehensive catalogue of chloroplast proteins in a grain legume, chickpea and provided a reference proteome map...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623354/tomographic-particle-image-velocimetry-using-smartphones-and-colored-shadows
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Andres A Aguirre-Pablo, Meshal K Alarfaj, Er Qiang Li, J F Hernández-Sánchez, Sigurdur T Thoroddsen
We demonstrate the viability of using four low-cost smartphone cameras to perform Tomographic PIV. We use colored shadows to imprint two or three different time-steps on the same image. The back-lighting is accomplished with three sets of differently-colored pulsed LEDs. Each set of Red, Green & Blue LEDs is shone on a diffuser screen facing each of the cameras. We thereby record the RGB-colored shadows of opaque suspended particles, rather than the conventionally used scattered light. We subsequently separate the RGB color channels, to represent the separate times, with preprocessing to minimize noise and cross-talk...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618783/pulsed-light-emitting-diodes-for-higher-phytochemical-level-in-microgreens
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Viktorija Vaštakaitė, Akvilė Viršilė, Aušra Brazaitytė, Giedrė Samuolienė, Julė Jankauskienė, Algirdas Novičkovas, Pavelas Duchovskis
A novel research of pulsed LED lighting versus continuous lighting was conducted by analyzing phytochemicals levels in microgreens. Red pak choi (Brassica rapa var. chinensis), mustard (Brassica juncea L.) and tatsoi (Brassica rapa var. rosularis) were grown indoors under HPS lamps supplemented with monochromatic (455 nm, 470 nm, 505 nm, 590 nm and 627 nm) LEDs (total PPFD 200±10 µmol m(-2) s(-1); 16 h day(-1)). For pulsed light treatments, the frequencies at 2 Hz, 32 Hz, 256 Hz, and 1024 Hz with a duty cycle of 50% of monochromatic LEDs were applied...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614319/led-side-pumped-nd-yag-laser-with-20-optical-efficiency-and-the-demonstration-of-an-efficient-passively-q-switched-led-pumped-solid-state-laser
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Chun Yu Cho, Chi Chih Pu, Kuan Wei Su, Yung Fu Chen
A LED-array-pumped Nd:YAG laser with optical conversion efficiency up to 20.2% is demonstrated by direct side-pumping without a coupling lens. The 810-nm LED array with a full-width-half-maximum of 30 nm and an area fill factor of 50% is designed to attain high spectral absorption efficiency with a pump density of 151.8  W/cm<sup>2</sup>. Furthermore, higher than 45% overall coupling efficiency is achieved by placing the LED array as close as possible to the side of the gain medium for overcoming the large pumped divergence...
June 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607639/effect-of-diode-laser-irradiation-on-compressive-strength-of-dental-amalgam
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Mitra Tabari, Reza Fekrazad, Homayoun Alaghemand, Mahtab Hamzeh
INTRODUCTION: One of the biggest disadvantages of dental amalgam is that gaining its ultimate strength is a slow process. The use of a rapid-setting amalgam with high early compressive strength could be a better option in preventing early fractures in pediatric dentistry. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of diode laser irradiation on compressive strength of dental amalgam. METHODS: A case-control study was performed on 180 amalgam samples made at the Tehran Dental Material Research Center in 2014...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602137/immediate-and-short-term-effects-of-phototherapy-on-pain-muscle-activity-and-joint-mobility-in-women-with-temporomandibular-disorder-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Carolina Marciela Herpich, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior, Cid Andre Fidelis de Paula Gomes, Igor Phillip Dos Santos Gloria, Ana Paula Amaral, Maitê de Freitas de Rocha Souza Amaral, Fabiano Politti, Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the immediate and short-term effects of phototherapy on pain intensity, the pressure pain threshold (PPT), maximum vertical mandibular movement, and the electrical activity of the masseter and temporal muscles in women with temporomandibular disorder (TMD). METHODS: Sixty women were randomly allocated to four different groups and submitted to phototherapy with a combination of super-pulsed laser (905 nm), red (640 nm), and infrared (875 nm) light emitting diodes in the same equipment on the masseter (three points) and temporal (two points) muscles bilaterally in a single session...
June 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590222/phototaxis-of-propsilocerus-akamusi-diptera-chironomidae-from-a-shallow-eutrophic-lake-in-response-to-led-lamps
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Kimio Hirabayashi, Yoshinari Nagai, Tetsuya Mushya, Makoto Higashino, Yoshio Taniguchi
A study on the attraction of adult Propsilocerus akamusi midges to different-colored light traps was carried out from October 21 to November 15, 2013. The 6 colored lights used in light-emitting diode (LED) lamps were white, green, red, blue, amber, and ultraviolet (UV). The UV lamp attracted the most P. akamusi, followed by green, white, blue, amber, and red. A white pulsed LED light attracted only half the number of midges as did a continuous-emission white LED light. The result indicated that manipulation of light color, considering that the red LED light and/or pulsed LED light are not as attractive as the other colors, may be appropriate for the development of an overall integrated strategy to control nuisance P...
June 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589528/functional-evaluation-in-obese-patients-before-and-after-sleeve-gastrectomy
#18
Daniel Neunhaeuserer, Andrea Gasperetti, Francesco Savalla, Stefano Gobbo, Valentina Bullo, Marco Bergamin, Mirto Foletto, Roberto Vettor, Marco Zaccaria, Andrea Ermolao
BACKGROUND: Although sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has become an important treatment option in severe obesity, cardiorespiratory and muscle function after SG has not adequately been investigated. METHODS: This is an observational study in 26 obese patients (BMI 45.2 ± 5.8 kg/m(2)), comparing physical function before and after 6 months from SG. All available patients listed for SG were here included. Incremental cardiopulmonary exercise tests, standardized strength tests, and balance analysis were performed...
June 6, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575999/sterilization-of-silicone-based-hydrogels-for-biomedical-application-using-ozone-gas-comparison-with-conventional-techniques
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Raquel Galante, Daniela Ghisleni, Patrizia Paradiso, Vitor D Alves, Terezinha J A Pinto, Rogério Colaço, Ana Paula Serro
Sterilization of hydrogels is challenging due to their often reported sensitivity to conventional methods involving heat or radiation. Although aseptic manufacturing is a possibility, terminal sterilization is safer in biological terms, leading to a higher overall efficiency, and thus should be used whenever it is possible. The main goal of this work was to study the applicability of an innovative ozone gas terminal sterilization method for silicone-based hydrogels and compare its efficacy and effects with those of traditional sterilization methods: steam heat and gamma irradiation...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575449/efficacy-of-a-poly-aggregated-formulation-of-amphotericin-b-in-treating-systemic-sporotrichosis-caused-by-sporothrix-brasiliensis
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Kelly Ishida, Rafaela Alves Castro, Juan J Torrado, Dolores Remedios Serrano, Luana Pereira Borba-Santos, Leonardo Pereira Quintella, Wanderley de Souza, Sonia Rozental, Leila M Lopes-Bezerra
In severe cases of sporotrichosis, it is recommended to use amphotericin B deoxycholate (D-AMB) or its lipid formulations and/or in association with itraconazole (ITC). Our aim was to evaluate the antifungal efficacy of a poly-aggregated amphotericin B (P-AMB), a nonlipid formulation, compared with D-AMB on systemic sporotrichosis caused by Sporothrix brasiliensis. In vitro assays showed that Sporothrix schenckii sensu stricto and S. brasiliensis yeast clinical isolates were susceptible to low concentrations of P-AMB and D-AMB...
June 1, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
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