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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318479/core-shell-structure-of-intermediate-precipitates-in-a-nb-based-z-phase-strengthened-12-cr-steel
#1
Masoud Rashidi, Hans-Olof Andrén, Fang Liu
In creep resistant Z-phase strengthened 12% Cr steels, MX (M=Nb, Ta, or V, and X=C and/or N) to Z-phase (CrMN, M=Ta, Nb, or V) transformation plays an important role in achieving a fine distribution of Z-phase precipitates for creep strengthening. Atom probe tomography was employed to investigate the phase transformation in a Nb-based Z-phase strengthened trial steel. Using iso-concentration surfaces with different concentration values, and subtracting the matrix contribution enabled us to reveal the core-shell structure of the transient precipitates between MX and Z-phase...
March 20, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316244/electronic-properties-of-bimetallic-metal-organic-frameworks-mofs-tailoring-density-of-electronic-states-through-mof-modularity
#2
Ekaterina A Dolgopolova, Amy J Brandt, Otega Ejegbavwo, Audrey S Duke, Thathsara D Maddumapatabandi, Randima P Galhenage, Bryon W Larson, Obadiah Reid, Salai Cheettu Ammal, Andreas Heyden, Mvs Chandrashekhar, Vitalie Stavila, Donna A Chen, Natalia B Shustova
Development of porous well-defined hybrid materials (e.g., metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)) will add a new dimension to a wide number of applications ranging from supercapacitors and electrodes to "smart" membranes and thermoelectrics. From this perspective, understanding and tailoring electronic properties of MOFs is a key fundamental challenge that could unlock the full potential of these materials. In this work, we focused on the fundamental insights responsible for the electronic properties of three distinct classes of bimetallic systems, Mx-yM'y-MOFs, MxM'y-MOFs, and Mx(ligand-M'y)-MOFs, in which the second metal (M') incorporation occurs through: (i) metal (M) replacement in the framework nodes (type I), (ii) metal node extension (type II), and (iii) metal coordination to the organic ligand (type III), respectively...
March 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289273/metastatic-colonic-adenocarcinoma-to-the-extrahepatic-common-bile-duct-the-critical-role-of-the-pathologist-and-immunohistochemistry-in-guiding-patient-care-decisions
#3
Kurt J Knowles, Shoujun Chen, Gillermo A Herrera
BACKGROUND Adenocarcinoma of the colon frequently invades adjacent organs, spreads intraperitoneal, and metastasizes to intestinal lymph nodes, lungs, and the liver. Metastasis solely to the extrahepatic bile duct is extremely rare and has only been previously reported on 15 occasions. The accurate determination that an extrahepatic common bile duct lesion is of colonic origin has critical therapeutic implications. CASE REPORT The patient was a 50-year-old male with a history of colon cancer S/P surgical resection in September 2014...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285182/preliminary-study-of-an-oral-vaccine-against-infectious-hematopoietic-necrosis-virus-using-improved-yeast-surface-display-technology
#4
Jing-Zhuang Zhao, Li-Ming Xu, Miao Liu, Yong-Sheng Cao, Scott E LaPatra, Jia-Sheng Yin, Hong-Bai Liu, Tong-Yan Lu
Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) is a common pathogen that causes severe disease in the salmonid aquaculture industry. Because oral vaccines induce more efficient mucosal immunity than parenteral immunization, an oral vaccine was developed with an improved yeast cell surface display technology to induce an immune response to IHNV. The oral yeast vaccine, designated EBY100/pYD1-bi-G, was delivered orally to rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) on days 1 and 32, and the nonspecific and specific immune responses were measured 50days after the first vaccination...
March 8, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284594/orally-administered-live-attenuated-salmonella-typhimurium-protects-mice-against-lethal-infection-with-h1n1-influenza-virus
#5
Nitin Machindra Kamble, Irshad Ahmed Hajam, John Hwa Lee
Pre-stimulation of toll-like receptors (TLRs) by agonists has been shown to increase protection against influenza virus infection. In this study, we evaluated the protective response generated against influenza A/Puerto Rico/8/1934 (PR8; H1N1) virus by oral and nasal administration of live attenuated Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, JOL911 strain, in mice. Oral and nasal inoculation of JOL911 significantly increased the mRNA copy number of TLR-2, TLR4 and TLR5, and downstream type I interferon (IFN) molecules, IFN-α and IFN-β, both in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and in lung tissue...
March 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271489/the-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-complex-and-related-assemblies-in-health-and-disease
#6
Olwyn Byron, John Gordon Lindsay
The family of 2-oxoacid dehydrogenase complexes (2-OADC), typified by the pyruvate dehydrogenase multi-enzyme complex (PDC) as its most prominent member, are massive molecular machines (Mr, 4-10 million) controlling key steps in glucose homeostasis (PDC), citric acid cycle flux (OGDC, 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase) and the metabolism of the branched-chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine and valine (BCOADC, branched-chain 2-OADC). These highly organised mitochondrial arrays, composed of multiple copies of three separate enzymes, have been widely studied as paradigms for the analysis of enzyme cooperativity, substrate channelling, protein-protein interactions and the regulation of activity by phosphorylation ...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267632/reduced-expression-of-selective-immune-related-genes-in-silver-catfish-rhamdia-quelen-monocytes-exposed-to-atrazine
#7
Karina Schreiner Kirsten, Raíssa Canova, Lucas de Figueiredo Soveral, Maria Tereza Friedrich, Rafael Frandoloso, Luiz Carlos Kreutz
The effect of atrazine (ATZ) and its metabolites on aquatic vertebrate species has been a matter of concern to researchers and environmentalist. In this study we exposed head kidney monocytes to sublethal concentrations of atrazine (1 and 10 μg/ml(-1)), corresponding to 1% and 10% of the LC50-96h, to evaluate the expression of immune-related genes central to immune stimulation. The mRNA levels of TNF-α, Mieloperoxidase and Mx genes were significantly reduced following 24 h exposure to both concentrations of ATZ...
March 3, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266220/metabolic-mechanism-for-l-leucine-induced-metabolome-to-eliminate-streptococcus-iniae
#8
Chao-Chao Du, Manjun Yang, Min-Yi Li, Jun Yang, Bo Peng, Hui Li, Xuan-Xian Peng
Crucial metabolites that modulate hosts' metabolome to eliminate bacterial pathogens have been documented, but the metabolic mechanisms are largely unknown. The present study explores the metabolic mechanism for L-leucine-induced metabolome to eliminate Streptococcus iniae in tilapia. GC-MS based metabolomics was used to investigate tilapia liver metabolic profile in the presence of exogenous L-leucine. Thirty-seven metabolites of differential abundance were determined, and eleven metabolic pathways were enriched...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264022/age-stage-two-sex-life-table-of-parapoynx-crisonalis-lepidoptera-pyralidae-at-different-temperatures
#9
Qi Chen, Ni Li, Xing Wang, Li Ma, Jian-Bin Huang, Guo-Hua Huang
Parapoynx crisonalis is an important pest of many aquatic vegetables including water chestnuts. Understanding the relationship between temperature variations and the population growth rates of P. crisonalis is essential to predicting its population dynamics in water chestnuts ponds. These relationships were examined in this study based on the age-stage, two-sex life table of P. crisonalis developed in the laboratory at 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 and 36°C. The results showed that the values of Sxj (age-stage-specific survival rate), fxj (age-stage-specific fecundity), lx (age specific survival rate) and mx (age-specific fecundity) increased as the temperature rose from 21 to 27°C, then decreased from 30 to 36°C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261806/development-and-use-of-an-arctic-charr-cell-line-to-study-antiviral-responses-at-extremely-low-temperatures
#10
S L Semple, N T K Vo, A R Li, P H Pham, N C Bols, B Dixon
Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) are the northernmost distributed freshwater fish and can grow at water temperatures as low as 0.2 °C. Other teleost species have impaired immune function at temperatures that Arctic charr thrive in, and thus, charr may maintain immune function at these temperatures. In this study, a fibroblastic cell line, named ACBA, derived from the bulbus arteriosus (BA) of Arctic charr was developed for use in immune studies at various temperatures. ACBA has undergone more than forty passages at 18 °C over 3 years, while showing no signs of senescence-associated β-galactosidase activity and producing nitric oxide...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249519/a-rubidium-mx-magnetometer-for-measurements-on-solid-state-spins
#11
Daniel Arnold, Steven Siegel, Emily Grisanti, Jörg Wrachtrup, Ilja Gerhardt
The detection of environmental magnetic fields is well established by optically pumped atomic magnetometers. Another focus of magnetometry can be the research on magnetic or spin-active solid-state samples. Here we introduce a simple and compact design of a rubidium-based Mx magnetometer, which allows for hosting solid-state samples. The optical, mechanical, and electrical design is reported, as well as simple measurements which introduce the ground-state spin-relaxation time, the signal-to-noise ratio of a measurement, and subsequently the overall sensitivity of the magnetometer...
February 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247489/inorganic-snip-type-double-helices-in-main-group-chemistry
#12
Maximilian Baumgartner, Richard Weihrich, Tom Nilges
Inspired by the synthesis of the first atomic-scale double helix semiconductor SnIP this study deals with the question if more atomistic, inorganic double helix compounds are accessible. With the aid of quantum chemical calculations we have identified 31 candidates by a homoatomic substitution in MXPn, varying the group 4 M-element from Si to Pb, the group 7 X-element from F to I and replacing the pnictide (Pn) phosphorus by arsenic. The double-helical structure of SnIP has been used as the starting model for all candidates and the electronic structure and vibrational spectra were determined within the Framework of Density Functional Theory (DFT)...
March 1, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243692/intratumoral-administration-of-cgamp-transiently-accumulates-potent-macrophages-for-anti-tumor-immunity-at-a-mouse-tumor-site
#13
Takayuki Ohkuri, Akemi Kosaka, Kei Ishibashi, Takumi Kumai, Yui Hirata, Kenzo Ohara, Toshihiro Nagato, Kensuke Oikawa, Naoko Aoki, Yasuaki Harabuchi, Esteban Celis, Hiroya Kobayashi
Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) spontaneously contributes to anti-tumor immunity by inducing type I interferons (IFNs) following sensing of tumor-derived genomic DNAs in the tumor-bearing host. Although direct injection of STING ligands such as cyclic diguanylate monophosphate (c-di-GMP) and cyclic [G(2',5')pA(3',5')p] (cGAMP) into the tumor microenvironment exerts anti-tumor effects through strong induction of type I IFNs and activation of innate and adaptive immunity, the precise events caused by STING in the tumor microenvironment remain to be elucidated...
February 27, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237822/shrnas-targeting-either-the-glycoprotein-or-polymerase-genes-inhibit-viral-haemorrhagic-septicaemia-virus-replication-in-zebrafish-zf4-cells
#14
Brian D Clarke, Kenneth A McColl, Alister C Ward, Timothy J Doran
Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) represents an important disease of finfish. To explore the potential of shRNAs to combat this disease nucleotide sequences of either the VHSV glycoprotein (G) or polymerase (L) gene were targeted. To test their function, shRNAs were expressed in zebrafish epithelial ZF-4 cells utilizing the zebrafish U6-2 promoter. Five of the six shRNA molecules successfully reduced VHSV replication by between 2 and 4 logs in titre relative to an irrelevant control shRNA at all MOIs and also reduced viral CPE at the highest MOI...
February 24, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231505/assessing-remobilization-characteristics-of-arsenic-as-in-tributary-sediment-cores-in-the-largest-reservoir-china
#15
Li Gao, Bo Gao, Dongyu Xu, Wenqi Peng, Jin Lu, Jijun Gao
The environmental impact of the Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) in China has raised widespread concern especially in relation to metal pollution. The diffusive gradient in thin films (DGT) technology was applied to investigate arsenic (As) remobilization in sediment cores collected from the main stream and a tributary in the TGR during July 2015. The results showed that the horizontal and vertical distributions of CDGT-As varied among the four sampling sites. For the same DGT probe, the horizontal distributions of CDGT-As (0-6mm, 6-12mm, 12-18mm) exhibited similarity in the overlying water and different tendencies in the sediment profiles; the vertical variations of CDGT-As showed different mobilization tendencies...
February 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201971/tio2-based-mitoxantrone-imprinted-poly-methacrylic-acid-co-polycaprolctone-diacrylate-nanoparticles-as-a-drug-delivery-system
#16
Maryam Bakhshizadeh, Ameneh Sazgarnia, Mahmoud Seifi, Farzin Hadizadeh, Ghadir Rajabzadeh, Seyed Ahmad Mohajeri
BACKGROUND: Light delivery in photodynamic therapy is a challenging issue in deep cancer treatment. To solve this problem, photosensitizers are conjugated to X-ray luminescent nanoparticles. When the complexes are stimulated by X-rays during radiotherapy, the nanoparticles generate light and activate the photosensitizers. METHODS: Core-shell molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) were prepared against mitoxantrone (MX) in which TiO2 nanoparticles were applied as a core, diacrylated polycaprolctone as a biodegradable cross-linker and methacrylic acid (MAA) or 4-vinylpyridin (4-VP) as the functional monomer...
February 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196550/genetic-and-environmental-influences-on-last-year-major-depression-in-adulthood-a-highly-heritable-stable-liability-but-strong-environmental-effects-on-1-year-prevalence
#17
K S Kendler, C O Gardner
BACKGROUND: This study seeks to clarify the contribution of temporally stable and occasion-specific genetic and environmental influences on risk for major depression (MD). METHOD: Our sample was 2153 members of female-female twin pairs from the Virginia Twin Registry. We examined four personal interview waves conducted over an 8-year period with MD in the last year defined by DSM-IV criteria. We fitted a structural equation model to the data using classic Mx. The model included genetic and environmental risk factors for a latent, stable vulnerability to MD and for episodes in each of the four waves...
February 15, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165204/strengthened-synergistic-effect-of-metallic-mx-py-m-co-ni-and-cu-and-carbon-layer-via-peapod-like-architecture-for-both-hydrogen-and-oxygen-evolution-reactions
#18
Yuanjuan Bai, Ling Fang, Haitao Xu, Xiao Gu, Huijuan Zhang, Yu Wang
The smooth electric transmission is crucial for the high-efficient electrocatalysis. Herein, a series of peapod-like metallic Mx Py /C (M = Co, Ni, and Cu) composites is developed as bifunctional catalysts toward hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions. For the first time, the metallic property of Cu3 P is confirmed through the theoretical calculation. The in-depth composition, structural and catalytic mechanism analysis of Mx Py /C discloses that the comparable activity and considerable durability of these catalysts mainly result from the strengthened synergistic effect between metallic Mx Py and carbon layer based on the unique peapod-like architecture...
February 6, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161961/genome-wide-gene-expression-pattern-underlying-differential-host-response-to-high-or-low-pathogenic-h5n1-avian-influenza-virus-in-ducks
#19
A Kumar, P Vijayakumar, P N Gandhale, P B Ranaware, H Kumar, D D Kulkarni, A A Raut, A Mishra
The differences in the influenza viral pathogenesis observed between different pathogenic strains are associated with distinct properties of virus strains and the host immune responses. In order to determine the differences in the duck immune response against two different pathogenic strains, we studied genome-wide host immune gene response of ducks infected with A/duck/India/02CA10/2011 and A/duck/Tripura/103597/2008 H5N1 viruses using custom-designed microarray. A/duck/India/02CA10/2011 is highly pathogenic virus (HP) to ducks, whereas A/duck/Tripura/103597/2008 is a low pathogenic (LP) virus strain...
February 6, 2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155014/molecular-xenomonitoring-mx-and-transmission-assessment-survey-tas-of-lymphatic-filariasis-elimination-in-two-villages-menoufyia-governorate-egypt
#20
M A Moustafa, M M I Salamah, H S Thabet, R A Tawfik, M M Mehrez, D M Hamdy
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is focally endemic in Egypt where the female mosquito, Culex pipiens, is responsible for its transmission. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of implementation of the 13th round of MDA in two Egyptian villages in the Menoufyia Governorate area after failing the transmission assessment survey (TAS) in 2005 using two methods, and to decide whether it is safe to stop MDA in these, as well as in similar implementation units (IUs). To achieve this aim, both the immunochromatographic card test (ICT) and molecular xenomonitoring (MX) techniques were employed...
February 2, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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