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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224890/phosphorylation-of-chitosan-hema-interpenetrating-polymer-network-prepared-by-%C3%AE-radiation-for-metal-ions-removal-from-aqueous-solutions
#1
Ahmed M Elbarbary, Mohamed Mohamady Ghobashy
Interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) hydrogels, based on chitosan (CS) and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), have been prepared by γ-radiation followed by chemical modification via phosphorylation reaction and used for adsorption of Ca(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) ions from their aqueous solutions. The gel content (%) increases with increasing the HEMA concentration. The maximum swelling (%) observed at the ratio (70/30) (CS/HEMA). CS/pHEMA IPN showed a higher thermal stability than CS. The phosphorylated hydrogel, Phos-(CS/pHEMA), characterized by XRD, EDS, SEM, DSC and TGA techniques...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224111/attributable-cost-of-a-nosocomial-infection-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-prospective-cohort-study
#2
Binila Chacko, Kurien Thomas, Thambu David, Hema Paul, Lakshmanan Jeyaseelan, John Victor Peter
AIM: To study the impact of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) on cost and outcome from intensive care units (ICU) in India. METHODS: Adult patients (> 18 years) admitted over 1-year, to a 24-bed medical critical care unit in India, were enrolled prospectively. Treatment cost and outcome data were collected. This cost data was merged with HAI data collected prospectively by the Hospital Infection Control Committee. Only infections occurring during ICU stay were included...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221254/long-term-remission-of-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-with-as-needed-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy
#3
Ilkay Kilic Muftuoglu, Mostafa Alam, Qi Sheng You, Raouf Gaber, Hema L Ramkumar, Nadia Mendoza, Amit Meshi, William R Freeman
PURPOSE: To determine the presenting characteristics of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration with long-term remission (LTR), which was defined as the absence of intraretinal/subretinal fluid, or hemorrhage, and absence of leakage on fluorescein angiography for longer than 6 months while on as-needed antivascular endothelial growth factor treatment. METHODS: The presenting characteristics of patients with LTR were compared with a control group including 32 eyes of 28 age-, gender-, and ethnicity-matched patients who did not achieve LTR...
February 17, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220383/removal-of-dde-by-exploiting-the-alcoho-phobic-interactions
#4
Kazım Köse, Dursun Ali Köse
DDE (1,1-bis-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2-dichloroethene), which is a commonly used pesticides in agriculture, has harmful effects on human health. Therefore, the removal of this substance from the drinking water and the soil is essential. Since DDT (1,1″-(2,2,2-Trichloroethane-1,1-diyl) bis(4-chlorobenzene)) is derivation of DDE, the presence of DDT can be monitored by the detection of DDE present in the environment. Herein, we report on the development of aspartic acid-incorporated poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-L-aspartic acid) [poly(HEMA-MAsp)] cryogel for the removal of DDE from aqueous solutions for the first time in the literature...
February 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214289/bone-health-in-facioscapulohumeral-muscular-dystrophy-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Hema Chagarlamudi, Alastair Corbett, Marion Stoll, Genila Bibat, Carla Grosmann, Carly Matichak Stock, Nikia Stinson, Jay Shapiro, Kathryn Wagner
INTRODUCTION: We provide a comprehensive overview of bone health in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). METHODS: Ninety-four adult individuals with FSHD1 from two sites were included in this cross-sectional study. Clinical characteristics and determinants of bone health were examined. Relationships between bone mineral density (BMD), strength and function were explored. RESULTS: Nearly a third of subjects were deficient in vitamin D3...
February 18, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211160/optical-characteristics-of-alvarez-variable-power-spectacles
#6
Hema Radhakrishnan, W Neil Charman
PURPOSE: To establish the optical performance of currently available Alvarez variable-power spectacles in relation to their possible utility for ametropes and presbyopes. METHODS: Two commercial designs of variable-power (variable-focus) spectacles were studied: FocusSpecs and Adlens Adjustables. Using focimetry, power and prism at three different power settings were measured across the aperture of the lenses of each design and local optical quality was explored in more detail using interferometry...
February 17, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198974/effect-of-two-desensitizing-agents-on-dentin-permeability-in-vitro
#7
Hiroshi Ishihata, Masafumi Kanehira, Werner J Finger, Hidekazu Takahashi, Makoto Tomita, Keiichi Sasaki
Objective: The aim of this in vitro study was to investigate the effect of two desensitizing agents and water on hydraulic conductance in human dentin. Material and Methods: GLUMA Desensitizer PowerGel (GLU) contains glutaraldehyde (GA) and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), and Teethmate Desensitizer (TD) is a powder comprising tetracalcium phosphate (TTCP) and dicalcium phosphate anhydrous (DCPA) that is mixed with water. Deionized water was used as a negative control (CTR)...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196624/corrigendum-to-diffusion-of-water-soluble-sorptive-drugs-in-hema-maa-hydrogels-j-control-release-239-october-10-2016-242-248
#8
D E Liu, T J Dursch, N O Taylor, S Y Chan, D T Bregante, C J Radke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194671/activation-of-insulin-pi3k-akt-p70s6k-pathway-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-contributes-to-fibrosis-in-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Cindy X Cai, Hema Buddha, Shobha Castelino-Prabhu, Zhiwei Zhang, Robert S Britton, Bruce R Bacon, Brent A Neuschwander-Tetri
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance are hallmark features of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis (NASH). It remains unclear whether and how insulin contributes to the development of fibrosis in NASH. In this study, we explored insulin signaling in the regulation of hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation and the progression of NASH-fibrosis. METHODS: Phosphorylation of Akt and p70S6K were examined in primary HSC and in a rat model of NASH-fibrosis induced by high-fat and high-cholesterol diet for 24 weeks...
February 13, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192995/morphology-controlled-coating-of-colloidal-particles-with-silica-influence-of-particle-surface-functionalization
#10
Xu Dong, Pan Wu, Goetz P Hellmann, Changchun Wang, Christian G Schäfer
We present a general, convenient, and efficient synthetic concept for the coating of colloidal particles with a silica (SiO2) shell of well-defined and precisely controlled morphology and porosity. Monodisperse submicroscopic polystyrene (PS) particles were synthesized via two-stage emulsifier-free emulsion polymerization and subsequent swelling polymerization, enabling selective particle surface modification by the incorporation of ionic (methacrylic acid, MAA) or nonionic (hydroxyethyl methacrylate, HEMA or methacrylamide, MAAm) comonomers, which could be proven by zeta potential measurements as well as by determining the three-phase contact angle of the colloidal particles adsorbed at the air-water and n-decane-water interface...
February 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188892/the-dental-monomer-hydroxyethyl-methacrylate-hema-counteracts-lipopolysaccharide-induced-il-1%C3%AE-release-possible-role-of-glutathione
#11
Anette Kocbach Bolling, Anita Solhaug, Else Morisbak, Jørn A Holme, Jan Tore Samuelsen
Methacrylate monomers, like 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), are common components of resin based dental materials. Leakage of unpolymerized monomers after placement and curing leads to human exposure. HEMA is known to inhibit lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced cytokine release. In this study we explore a possible role of the antioxidant glutathione (GSH) in this effect. In the RAW 264.7 murine macrophage cell line, HEMA (<2mM) did not induce cell death, but reduced cellular GSH levels, increased cellular ROS and decreased the IL-1β release from LPS-stimulated cells...
February 7, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183592/efficient-adsorption-of-hemoglobin-from-aqueous-solutions-by-hybrid-monolithic-cryogel-column
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Nuray Yılmaz Baran, Ömür Acet, Mehmet Odabaşı
In this study, a supermacroporous poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA)-based Cu(2+)-attached bentonite particles embedded hybrid monolithic cryogel (Cu(2+)-ABPs EHMC) was prepared by radical cryo-copolymerization of HEMA with N,N'-methylene-bis-acrylamide (MBAAm) as a cross-linker directly in a plastic syringe in the presence of Cu(2+)-ABPs, and used for hemoglobin (Hb) separation from aqueous solution. Due to the naturally abundant hydroxyl groups on bentonite, Cu(2)-attached bentonite particles (Cu(2+)-ABPs) embedded hybrid monolithic cryogel (HMC) showed a good adsorption performance for Hb, covering an excellent adsorption capacity of 521...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179956/glucose-responsive-hydrogel-electrode-for-biocompatible-glucose-transistor
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Taira Kajisa, Toshiya Sakata
In this paper, we propose a highly sensitive and biocompatible glucose sensor using a semiconductor-based field effect transistor (FET) with a functionalized hydrogel. The principle of the FET device contributes to the easy detection of ionic charges with high sensitivity, and the hydrogel coated on the electrode enables the specific detection of glucose with biocompatibility. The copolymerized hydrogel on the Au gate electrode of the FET device is optimized by controlling the mixture ratio of biocompatible 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA) as the main monomer and vinylphenylboronic acid (VPBA) as a glucose-responsive monomer...
2017: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165665/bisphosphonate-functionalized-poly-%C3%AE-amino-ester-network-polymers
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Melek Naz Guven, Merve Seckin Altuncu, Fatma Demir Duman, Tugce Nur Eren, Havva Yagci Acar, Duygu Avci
Three novel bisphosphonate-functionalized secondary diamines are synthesized and incorporated into poly(β-amino ester)s (PBAEs) to investigate the effects of bisphosphonates on biodegradation and toxicity of PBAE polymer networks. These three novel amines, BPA1, BPA2 and BPA3, were prepared from the reactions of 1,4-butanediamine, 1,6-hexanediamine or 4,9-dioxa-1,12-dodecanediamine with tetraethyl vinylidene bisphosphonate, respectively. The PBAE macromers were obtained from the aza-Michael addition reaction of these amines to 1,6-hexane diol diacrylate (HDDA) and poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA, Mn = 575) and photopolymerized to produce biodegradable gels...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157186/evidence-of-formation-of-superdense-nonmagnetic-cobalt
#15
Nasrin Banu, Surendra Singh, B Satpati, A Roy, S Basu, P Chakraborty, Hema C P Movva, V Lauter, B N Dev
Because of the presence of 3d transition metals in the Earth's core, magnetism of these materials in their dense phases has been a topic of great interest. Theory predicts a dense face-centred-cubic phase of cobalt, which would be nonmagnetic. However, this dense nonmagnetic cobalt has not yet been observed. Recent investigations in thin film polycrystalline materials have shown the formation of compressive stress, which can increase the density of materials. We have discovered the existence of ultrathin superdense nonmagnetic cobalt layers in a polycrystalline cobalt thin film...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139669/development-of-polymer-based-cryogel-matrix-for-transportation-and-storage-of-mammalian-cells
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Jyoti Kumari, Ashok Kumar
We studied the potential of polymeric cryogel matrices such as 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA)-agarose (HA) and gelatin matrix as a transporting and storage material for mammalian cells. Both the HA and gelatin matrices were found to possess a homogenous distribution of pores as shown by scanning electron microscopic (SEM) images and flow rate of 8 and 5 mL/min, respectively. In the case of HA cryogel, after 5 days of simulated transportation, C2C12 cells kept in cryogel matrix showed higher percentage viability (89%) as compared to 64...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127952/shock-treatment-of-corn-stover
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Austin Bond, Hema Rughoonundun, Eric Petersen, Carol Holtzapple, Mark Holtzapple
Corn stover digestibility was enhanced via shock treatment. A slurry of lime-treated corn stover was placed in a partially filled closed vessel. From the ullage space, either a shotgun shell was fired into the slurry, or a gas mixture was detonated. Various conditions were tested (i.e., pressures, depth, solids concentrations, gas mixtures). A high pressurization rate (108,000 MPa/s shotgun shells; 4,160,000 MPa/s hydrogen/oxygen detonation) was the only parameter that improved enzymatic digestibility. Stoichiometric propane/air deflagration had a low pressurization rate (37...
January 27, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124374/the-dental-resin-monomers-hema-and-tegdma-have-inhibitory-effects-on-osteoclast-differentiation-with-low-cytotoxicity
#18
Hiroyuki Inamitsu, Kuniaki Okamoto, Eiko Sakai, Kazuhisa Nishishita, Hiroshi Murata, Takayuki Tsukuba
The dental resin monomers 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) and triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) are released from the resin matrix due to unpolymerized monomers; once released, they influence various biological functions and the viability of cells in the oral environment. Although HEMA and TEGDMA have various effects on cells, including inflammation, inhibition of cell proliferation or differentiation, and apoptosis, the effects of these monomers on osteoclasts remain unknown. In this study, we investigated the effects of HEMA and TEGDMA on osteoclast differentiation of bone marrow-derived macrophages or murine monocytic cell line RAW-D...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114922/a-prospective-pilot-study-of-home-monitoring-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis-home-cf-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Jocelyn Choyce, Karen L Shaw, Alice J Sitch, Hema Mistry, Joanna L Whitehouse, Edward F Nash
BACKGROUND: Home monitoring has the potential to detect early pulmonary exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), with consequent improvements in health outcomes and healthcare associated costs. This study aims to assess the effects of home monitoring on hospital admissions, quality of life, antibiotic requirements, exacerbation frequency, lung function, nutritional outcomes, anxiety, depression, costs and health outcomes, as well as the qualitative effects on the patient experience...
January 23, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114302/an-argonaute-phosphorylation-cycle-promotes-microrna-mediated-silencing
#20
Ryan J Golden, Beibei Chen, Tuo Li, Juliane Braun, Hema Manjunath, Xiang Chen, Jiaxi Wu, Vanessa Schmid, Tsung-Cheng Chang, Florian Kopp, Andres Ramirez-Martinez, Vincent S Tagliabracci, Zhijian J Chen, Yang Xie, Joshua T Mendell
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) perform critical functions in normal physiology and disease by associating with Argonaute proteins and downregulating partially complementary messenger RNAs (mRNAs). Here we use clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) genome-wide loss-of-function screening coupled with a fluorescent reporter of miRNA activity in human cells to identify new regulators of the miRNA pathway. By using iterative rounds of screening, we reveal a novel mechanism whereby target engagement by Argonaute 2 (AGO2) triggers its hierarchical, multi-site phosphorylation by CSNK1A1 on a set of highly conserved residues (S824-S834), followed by rapid dephosphorylation by the ANKRD52-PPP6C phosphatase complex...
February 9, 2017: Nature
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