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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922585/climatic-and-anthropogenic-drivers-of-northern-amazon-fires-during-the-2015-2016-el-ni%C3%A3-o-event
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Marisa G Fonseca, Liana O Anderson, Egidio Arai, Yosio E Shimabukuro, Haron A M Xaud, Maristela R Xaud, Nima Madani, Fabien H Wagner, Luiz E O C Aragão
The strong El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event that occurred in 2015/2016 caused extreme drought in the northern Brazilian Amazon, especially in the state of Roraima, increasing fire occurrence. Here we map the extent of precipitation and fire anomalies and quantify the effects of climatic and anthropogenic drivers on fire occurrence during the 2015/2016 dry season (from December 2015 to March 2016) in the state of Roraima. To achieve these objectives we first estimated the spatial pattern of precipitation anomalies, based on long-term data from the TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission), and the fire anomaly, based on MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) active fire detections during the referred period...
September 18, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922584/characterization-and-pro-inflammatory-responses-of-spore-and-hyphae-samples-from-various-mold-species
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E Øya, Akj Afanou, N Malla, S Uhlig, E Rolen, I Skaar, A Straumfors, J O Winberg, B E Bang, P E Schwarze, W Eduard, J A Holme
Mold particles from Aspergillus fumigatus, Penicillium chrysogenum, Aspergillus versicolor and Stachybotrys chartarum have been linked to respiratory-related diseases. Here we characterized X-ray-inactivated spores and hyphae fragments from these species by number of particles, morphology, and mycotoxin, β-glucan and protease content/activity. The pro-inflammatory properties of mold particles were examined in human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) and THP-1 monocytes and phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)-differentiated THP-1...
September 18, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922582/relationship-between-optimum-mini-doses-of-glucagon-and-insulin-levels-when-treating-mild-hypoglycaemia-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-a-simulation-study
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Ajenthen Ranjan, Sabrina L Wendt, Signe Schmidt, Sten Madsbad, Jens J Holst, Henrik Madsen, Carsten B Knudsen, John B Jørgensen, Kirsten Nørgaard
Hypoglycaemia remains the main limiting factor in type 1 diabetes management. We developed an insulin-dependent glucagon dosing regimen for treatment of mild hypoglycaemia based on simulations. A validated glucose-insulin-glucagon model was used to describe seven virtual patients with insulin pump-treated type 1 diabetes. In each simulation, one of ten different and individualised subcutaneous insulin boluses was administered to decrease plasma glucose (PG) from 7.0 to ≤3.9 mmol/l. Insulin levels were estimated as ratio of actual to baseline serum insulin concentration (se/ba-insulin), insulin on board (IOB) or percentage of IOB to total daily insulin dose (IOB/TDD)...
September 18, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922569/strategies-for-analysis-of-isomeric-peptides
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Erik T Jansson
This review presents an overview and recent progress of strategies for detecting isomerism in peptides, with focus on d/l epimerization and the various isomers that the presence of an aspartic acid residue may yield in a protein or peptide. While mass spectrometry has become a majorly used method of choice within proteomics, isomerism is inherently difficult to analyze because it is a modification that does not yield any change in mass of the analyte. Here, several techniques used for analysis of peptide isomerism are discussed, including enzymatic assays, liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922568/spectral-libraries-for-swath-ms-assays-for-drosophila-melanogaster-and-solanum-lycopersicum
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Bertrand Fabre, Dagmara Korona, Clara I Mata-Martinez, Harriet T Parsons, Michael J Deery, Maarten L A T M Hertog, Bart M Nicolaï, Steven Russell, Kathryn S Lilley
Quantitative proteomics methods have emerged as powerful tools for measuring protein expression changes at the proteome level. Using mass-spectrometry (MS) based approaches, it is now possible to routinely quantify thousands of proteins. However, pre-fractionation of the samples at the protein or peptide level is usually necessary to go deep into the proteome, increasing both MS analysis time and technical variability. Recently, a new MS acquisition method named SWATH was introduced with the potential to provide good coverage of the proteome as well as a good measurement precision without prior sample fractionation...
September 18, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922554/performance-comparison-of-dispersive-solid-phase-extraction-and-multiplug-filtration-cleanup-methods-for-the-determination-of-tefuryltrione-in-plant-and-environmental-samples-using-uhplc-ms-ms
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Yang Yu, Yan Tao, Fengshou Dong, Jun Xu, Xingang Liu, Xiaohu Wu, Mingshan Ji, Yongquan Zheng
The detection frequencies of tefuryltrione, a new type of 4-hydroxyphenyl-pyruvate dioxygenase inhibitor herbicide, are rarely reported, probably because of the paucity of analytical methods. Herein, an effective and sensitive analytical method has been developed to detect tefuryltrione in vegetables (tomato and cucumber), cereals (rice and corn), soil and water by ultra high performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. Comparisons of the performances of dispersive solid-phase extraction and multiplug filtration cleanup methods were carried out for tefuryltrione in complex matrices...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922552/an-individualized-gene-expression-signature-for-prediction-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-metastases
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Lishuang Qi, Tianhao Li, Gengen Shi, Jiasheng Wang, Xin Li, Sainan Zhang, Libin Chen, Yuan Qin, Yunyan Gu, Wenyuan Zhao, Zheng Guo
Our laboratory previously reported an individual-level signature consisting of nine gene pairs, named 9-GPS. This signature was developed by training on microarray expression data and validated using three independent integrated microarray data sets, with samples of stage I non-small cell lung cancer after complete surgical resection. In this study, we first validated the cross-platform robustness of 9-GPS by demonstrating that 9-GPS could significantly stratify the overall survival of 213 stage I lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) patients detected with RNA-sequencing platform in The Cancer Genome Atlas (log-rank p = 0...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922545/neural-responses-to-linguistic-stimuli-in-children-with-and-without-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Kayla H Finch, Helen Tager-Flusberg, Charles A Nelson
Atypical neural responses to language have been found in toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and in their unaffected siblings. However, given that language difficulties are often seen in these children, it is difficult to interpret whether these neural differences are a result of the diagnosis of ASD or impairments in their language abilities. In this current study, we recorded event-related potentials (ERPs) from four groups of 36-month-olds: low-risk control (LRC), high-risk for ASD defined as having an older sibling with ASD (HRA) but who do not have ASD or milder autism-like symptoms (HRA-Typ), HRA children who do not have ASD but exhibit milder autism-like symptoms (HRA-Atyp), and HRA children diagnosed with ASD (ASD)...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922538/women-s-experiences-of-more-than-one-termination-of-pregnancy-within-two-years-a-mixed-methods-study
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Carrie Purcell, Julie Riddell, Audrey Brown, Sharon Cameron, Catriona Melville, Gillian Flett, Yeshi Bhushan, Lisa McDaid
OBJECTIVE: To examine the experiences of women seeking more than one termination of pregnancy (TOP) within two years. DESIGN: Mixed methods study. SETTING: Six TOP services across Scotland. SAMPLE: Women presenting for TOP between July and December 2015. METHODS: Descriptive and inferential analysis of quantitative survey data, thematic analysis of qualitative interview data and integrative analysis...
September 18, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922535/power-and-coherence-of-cortical-high-frequency-oscillations-during-wakefulness-and-sleep
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Matías Cavelli, Daniel Rojas-Líbano, Natalia Schwarzkopf, Santiago Castro-Zaballa, Joaquín Gonzalez, Alejandra Mondino, Noelia Santana, Luciana Benedetto, Atilio Falconi, Pablo Torterolo
Recently, a novel type of fast cortical oscillatory activity that occurs between 110 and 160 Hz (high-frequency oscillations (HFO)) was described. HFO are modulated by the theta rhythm in hippocampus and neocortex during active wakefulness and REM sleep. Since theta-HFO coupling increases during REM, a role for HFO in memory consolidation has been proposed. However, global properties like the cortex-wide topographic distribution, and the cortico-cortical coherence remain unknown. In the present study, we recorded the electroencephalogram during sleep and wakefulness in the rat, and analyzed the spatial extent of the HFO band power and coherence...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922523/mature-b-cells-accelerate-wound-healing-after-acute-and-chronic-diabetic-skin-lesions
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Ruxandra F Sîrbulescu, Chloe K Boehm, Erin Soon, Moses Q Wilks, Iulian Ilieş, Hushan Yuan, Ben Maxner, Nicolas Chronos, Charalambos Kaittanis, Marc D Normandin, Georges El Fakhri, Dennis P Orgill, Ann E Sluder, Mark C Poznansky
Chronic wounds affect 12-15% of patients with diabetes and are associated with a drastic decrease in their quality of life. Here we demonstrate that purified mature naïve B220(+) /CD19(+) /IgM(+) /IgD(+) B cells improve healing of acute and diabetic murine wounds after a single topical application. B cell treatment significantly accelerated acute wound closure by 2-3 days in wild-type mice and 5-6 days in obese diabetic mice. The treatment led to full closure in 43% of chronic diabetic wounds, as compared to only 5% in saline-treated controls...
September 18, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922521/molecular-and-morphological-characterization-of-anncaliia-azovica-sp-n-microsporidia-infecting-niphargogammarus-intermedius-crustacea-amphipoda-from-the-azov-sea
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Yuri S Tokarev, Yuliya Y Sokolova, Aleksandra A Vasilieva, Irma V Issi
Five out of one hundred adults of Niphargogammarus intermedius caught at the Azov sea shore were found to be infected with microsporidia. The infection was found in the subcuticular fat body and myocytes. Parasites developed in direct contact with host cells, displayed a disporoblastic sporogony and diplokaryotic arrangement of nuclei at all stages. Spores were oval, 4.6-5.8x2.6-3.0 μm. Exospore appendages, vesicular-tubular secretions and the anisofilar polar filament indicated a similarity to Anncaliia species...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922520/a-review-of-joint-attention-and-social-cognitive-brain-systems-in-typical-development-and-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Peter Mundy
This article provides a review of the increasingly detailed literature on the neurodevelopment of joint attention. Many findings from this literature support and inform the hypothesis that the neurodevelopment of joint attention contributes to the functional development of neural systems for human social cognition. Joint attention begins to develop by 5 months of age and is tantamount to the ability to adopt a common perspective with another person. It involves a whole-brain system with nodes in the: (a) dorsal and medial frontal cortex, (b) orbital frontal/insula cortex, (c) anterior/ posterior cingulate cortex, (d) superior temporal cortex, (e) precuneus/parietal cortex, and (f) amygdala and striatum...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922519/a-cost-minimisation-analysis-of-olive-oil-versus-hyperoxygenated-fatty-acid-treatment-for-the-prevention-of-pressure-ulcers-in-primary-health-care-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Inmaculada Lupiañez-Pérez, Juan Carlos Morilla-Herrera, Shakira Kaknani-Uttumchanchandani, Yolanda Lupiañez-Perez, Magdalena Cuevas-Fernandez-Gallego, Francisco Martin-Santos, Jorge Caro-Bautista, Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio
Pressure ulcers represent a major current health problem and cause an important economic impact on the health care system. Most studies on the prevention of pressure ulcers have been carried out in hospital contexts, with respect to the use of hyperoxygenated fatty acids, and to date no studies have specifically examined the use of olive oil-based treatments. AIM: To evaluate the cost of using extra virgin olive oil, rather than hyperoxygenated fatty acids, in the prevention of pressure ulcers among persons with impaired mobility and receiving home care...
September 18, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922518/accelerated-epithelialization-and-improved-wound-healing-metrics-in-porcine-full-thickness-wounds-transplanted-with-full-thickness-skin-micrografts
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Christina L Rettinger, John L Fletcher, Anders H Carlsson, Rodney K Chan
Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is the current gold standard for treatment of extensive burn and traumatic skin injuries. However, STSG is limited by donor-site morbidity and availability, and often leads to scarring and wound contracture. Furthermore, these thin grafts lack dermal elements such as nerves and adnexa which are important in recapitulating normal skin function. Methods of fractional skin replacement either as minced STSGs or microscopic skin tissue columns (MSTCs) have been proposed, though these techniques have not been fully-characterized and lack evidence of regenerated adnexal structures...
September 18, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922515/increased-resource-use-efficiency-amplifies-positive-response-of-aquatic-primary-production-to-experimental-warming
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James M Hood, Jonathan P Benstead, Wyatt F Cross, Alexander D Huryn, Philip W Johnson, Gísli M Gíslason, James R Junker, Daniel Nelson, Jón S Ólafsson, Chau Tran
Climate warming is affecting the structure and function of river ecosystems, including their role in transforming and transporting carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and phosphorus (P). Predicting how river ecosystems respond to warming has been hindered by a dearth of information about how otherwise well-studied physiological responses to temperature scale from organismal to ecosystem levels. We conducted an ecosystem-level temperature manipulation to quantify how coupling of stream ecosystem metabolism and nutrient uptake responded to a realistic warming scenario...
September 18, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922514/the-complexity-of-oral-physiology-and-its-impact-on-salivary-diagnostics
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Eva J Helmerhorst, Colin Dawes, Frank G Oppenheim
OBJECTIVES: Saliva contains biomarkers for systemic as well as oral diseases. This study was undertaken to assess the variability in the sources of such biomarkers (plasma, cells), and attempted to identify saliva deterioration markers in order to improve saliva diagnostic outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Inter- and intra-subject variation in salivary gingival crevicular fluid levels were determined by measuring salivary albumin and transferrin levels. The purity of collected glandular secretions was determined by bacterial culture, and the variability in epithelial cell numbers by cell counting and optical density measurement...
September 18, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922513/purpose-processes-partnerships-and-products-4ps-to-advance-participatory-socio-environmental-modeling
#18
Steven Gray, Alexey Voinov, Michael Paolisso, Rebecca Jordan, Todd BenDor, Pierre Bommel, Pierre Glynn, Beatrice Hedelin, Klaus Hubacek, Josh Introne, Nagesh Kolagani, Bethany Laursen, Christina Prell, Laura Schmitt-Olabisi, Alison Singer, Eleanor Sterling, Moira Zellner
Including stakeholders in environmental model building and analysis is an increasingly popular approach to understanding ecological change. This is because stakeholders often hold valuable knowledge about socio-environmental dynamics and collaborative forms of modeling produce important boundary objects used to collectively reason about environmental problems. Although the number of participatory modeling (PM) case studies and the number of researchers adopting these approaches has grown in recent years, the lack of standardized reporting and limited reproducibility have prevented PM's establishment and advancement as a cohesive field of study...
September 18, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922512/interaction-of-spatial-and-non-spatial-cues-in-auditory-stream-segregation-in-the-european-starling
#19
Naoya Itatani, Georg M Klump
Integrating sounds from the same source and segregating sounds from different sources in an acoustic scene is an essential function of the auditory system. Naturally, the auditory system simultaneously makes use of multiple cues. Here, we investigate the interaction between spatial cues and frequency cues in stream segregation of European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) using an objective measure of perception. Neural responses to streaming sounds were recorded while the bird was performing a behavioral task that results in a higher sensitivity during a one-stream than a two-stream percept...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922511/reliability-and-measurement-error-of-digital-planimetry-for-the-measurement-of-chronic-venous-leg-ulcers
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Michael Stacey, Steven Phillips, Forough Farrokhyar, Jillian M Swaine
Area measurements of a chronic wound are the gold standard outcome measure to determine if a wound is on a healing or non-healing trajectory. The use of digital planimetry can provide increased accuracy in measuring wound area however it is important to know the reliability and measurement error of these devices when used by multiple assessors. The aim of this study is to determine the within rater, between rater, and standard error of measurement of a digital planimetry device. Wound area in 42 patients was measured weekly for 12 weeks by two different raters, with each rater measuring the wound 10 times per visit...
September 18, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
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