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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454037/agricultural-expansion-as-risk-to-endangered-wildlife-pesticide-exposure-in-wild-chimpanzees-and-baboons-displaying-facial-dysplasia
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Sabrina Krief, Philippe Berny, Francis Gumisiriza, Régine Gross, Barbara Demeneix, Jean Baptiste Fini, Colin A Chapman, Lauren J Chapman, Andrew Seguya, John Wasswa
Prenatal exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors can affect development and induce irreversible abnormalities in both humans and wildlife. The northern part of Kibale National Park, a mid-altitude rainforest in western Uganda, is largely surrounded by industrial tea plantations and wildlife using this area (Sebitoli) must cope with proximity to human populations and their activities. The chimpanzees and baboons in this area raid crops (primarily maize) in neighboring gardens. Sixteen young individuals of the 66 chimpanzees monitored (25%) exhibit abnormalities including reduced nostrils, cleft lip, limb deformities, reproductive problems and hypopigmentation...
April 25, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453486/cognitive-deficits-after-cerebral-ischemia-and-underlying-dysfunctional-plasticity-potential-targets-for-recovery-of-cognition
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Holly M Stradecki-Cohan, Charles H Cohan, Ami P Raval, Kunjan R Dave, Diego Reginensi, Rolando A Gittens, Mehdi Youbi, Miguel A Perez-Pinzon
Cerebral ischemia affects millions of people worldwide and survivors suffer from long-term functional and cognitive deficits. While stroke and cardiac arrest are typically considered when discussing ischemic brain injuries, there is much evidence that smaller ischemic insults underlie neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. The "regenerative" capacity of the brain relies on several aspects of plasticity that are crucial for normal functioning; less affected brain areas may take over function previously performed by irreversibly damaged tissue...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453431/safety-and-efficacy-of-irreversible-electroporation-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-not-amenable-to-thermal-ablation-techniques-a-retrospective-single-center-case-series
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Olivier Sutter, Joyce Calvo, Gisèle N'Kontchou, Jean-Charles Nault, Raffik Ourabia, Pierre Nahon, Nathalie Ganne-Carrié, Valérie Bourcier, Nora Zentar, Fatna Bouhafs, Nicolas Sellier, Abou Diallo, Olivier Seror
Purpose To assess the safety and efficacy of irreversible electroporation (IRE) in the treatment of patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who are ineligible for thermal ablative techniques. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by an ethics review board, and the requirement to obtain informed written consent was waived. From March 2012 to June 2015, 58 patients (median age, 65.4 years; range 41.6-90 years) with cirrhosis received IRE for the treatment of 75 HCC tumors...
April 28, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453262/periodic-trends-in-olefin-epoxidation-over-group-iv-and-v-framework-substituted-zeolite-catalysts-a-kinetic-and-spectroscopic-study
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Daniel T Bregante, David W Flaherty
Group IV and V framework substituted zeolites have been used for olefin epoxidation reactions for decades, yet the under-lying properties that determine the selectivities and turnover rates of these catalysts have not yet been elucidated. Here, a combination of kinetic, thermodynamic, and in situ spectroscopic measurements show that when group IV (i.e., Ti, Zr, and Hf) or V (i.e., Nb and Ta) transition metals are substituted into zeolite *BEA, the metals that form stronger Lewis acids give greater selectivities and rates for the desired epoxidation pathway and present smaller enthalpic barriers for both epoxida-tion and H2O2 decomposition reactions...
April 28, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449038/real-time-imaging-of-single-neuronal-cell-apoptosis-in-patients-with-glaucoma
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Maria F Cordeiro, Eduardo M Normando, M Jorge Cardoso, Serge Miodragovic, Seham Jeylani, Benjamin M Davis, Li Guo, Sebastien Ourselin, Roger A'Hern, Philip A Bloom
Retinal cell apoptosis occurs in many ocular neurodegenerative conditions including glaucoma-the major cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Using a new imaging technique that we have called DARC (detection of apoptosing retinal cells), which until now has only been demonstrated in animal models, we assessed if annexin 5 labelled with fluorescent dye DY-776 (ANX776) could be used safely in humans to identify retinal cell apoptosis. Eight patients with glaucomatous neurodegeneration and evidence of progressive disease, and eight healthy subjects were randomly assigned to intravenous ANX776 doses of 0...
April 26, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448669/prevalence-of-undiagnosed-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-primary-eye-care
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David C Neely, Kevin J Bray, Carrie E Huisingh, Mark E Clark, Gerald McGwin, Cynthia Owsley
Importance: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision impairment in older adults in the United States, yet little is known about whether AMD is appropriately diagnosed in primary eye care. Objectives: To examine the prevalence of eyes with AMD in patients seen in primary eye care clinics who purportedly have normal macular health per their medical record and the association of AMD with patient and physician characteristics...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448043/challenges-in-rheological-characterization-of-highly-concentrated-suspensions-a-case-study-for-screen-printing-silver-pastes
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Ceren Yüce, Norbert Willenbacher
A comprehensive rheological characterization of highly concentrated suspensions or pastes is mandatory for a targeted product development meeting the manifold requirements during processing and application of such complex fluids. In this investigation, measuring protocols for a conclusive assessment of different process relevant rheological parameters have been evaluated. This includes the determination of yield stress, viscosity, wall slip velocity, structural recovery after large deformation and elongation at break as well as tensile force during filament stretching...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447777/phosphorus-rich-cup2-embedded-in-carbon-matrix-as-a-high-performance-anode-for-lithium-ion-batteries
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Sang-Ok Kim, Arumugam Manthiram
Phosphorus-rich CuP2 and its carbon composites have been investigated as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries. Through a facile, low-cost mechanochemical reaction, micro-sized composites composed of active CuP2 particles uniformly embedded in the carbon matrix have been successfully synthesized. Combined structural and electrochemical characterizations show that phosphorus-rich CuP2 undergoes irreversible reaction with lithium, giving metal-rich Cu3P and amorphous phosphorus at the end of the first cycle...
April 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446860/uvb-promotes-the-initiation-of-uveitic-inflammatory-injury-in-vivo-and-is-attenuated-by-uv-blocking-protection
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Yi-Ching Shao, Jyh-Cheng Liou, Chan-Yen Kuo, Yun-Shan Tsai, En-Chieh Lin, Ching-Ju Hsieh, Si-Ping Lin, Bo-Yie Chen
PURPOSE: Uveitic inflammatory injury can cause irreversible visual loss; however, no single animal model recapitulates all the characteristics of human uveitis. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is one of the risk factors for uveitis, but the role of UVR in the pathogenesis of uveitic injury is unclear. The aim of this study was to elucidate whether UVB promotes the initiation of, and subsequently contributes to, uveitic inflammatory injury. METHODS: Mice were assigned to either a blank control group or one of three UVB treatment groups: no protection, protection with Nelfilcon A contact lens (Food and Drug Administration [FDA] class II, about 46...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446175/bacillus-pumilus-katx2-confers-enhanced-hydrogen-peroxide-resistance-to-a-bacillus-subtilis-pkata-katx2-mutant-strain
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Stefan Handtke, Dirk Albrecht, Daniela Zühlke, Andreas Otto, Dörte Becher, Thomas Schweder, Kathrin Riedel, Michael Hecker, Birgit Voigt
BACKGROUND: Bacillus pumilus cells exhibit a significantly higher resistance to hydrogen peroxide compared to closely related Bacilli like Bacillus subtilis. RESULTS: In this study we analyzed features of the catalase KatX2 of B. pumilus as one of the most important parts of the cellular response to hydrogen peroxide. KatX2, the vegetative catalase expressed in B. pumilus, was compared to the vegetative catalase KatA of B. subtilis. Data of our study demonstrate that B...
April 26, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446034/free-radicals-impair-the-anti-oxidative-stress-activity-of-dj-1-through-the-formation-of-sds-resistant-dimer
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Tatsuki Yasuda, Takeshi Niki, Hiroyoshi Ariga, Sanae M M Iguchi-Ariga
DJ-1 is a causative gene for familial Parkinson's disease (PD). Loss-of-function of DJ-1 protein is suggested to contribute to the onset of PD, but the causes of DJ-1 dysfunction remain insufficiently elucidated. In this study, we found that the SDS-resistant irreversible dimer of DJ-1 protein was formed in human dopaminergic neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells, when the cells were exposed to massive superoxide inducers such as paraquat and diquat. The dimer was also formed in vitro by superoxide in PQ redox cycling system and hydroxyl radical produced in Fenton reaction...
April 26, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445755/mapping-ryanodine-binding-sites-in-the-pore-cavity-of-ryanodine-receptors
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Van A Ngo, Laura L Perissinotti, Williams Miranda, S R Wayne Chen, Sergei Y Noskov
Ryanodine (Ryd) irreversibly targets ryanodine receptors (RyRs), a family of intracellular calcium release channels essential for many cellular processes ranging from muscle contraction to learning and memory. Little is known of the atomistic details about how Ryd binds to RyRs. In this study, we used all-atom molecular dynamics simulations with both enhanced and bidirectional sampling to gain direct insights into how Ryd interacts with major residues in RyRs that were experimentally determined to be critical for its binding...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445475/grhl3-binding-and-enhancers-rearrange-as-epidermal-keratinocytes-transition-between-functional-states
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Rachel Herndon Klein, Ziguang Lin, Amelia Soto Hopkin, William Gordon, Lam C Tsoi, Yun Liang, Johann E Gudjonsson, Bogi Andersen
Transcription factor binding, chromatin modifications and large scale chromatin re-organization underlie progressive, irreversible cell lineage commitments and differentiation. We know little, however, about chromatin changes as cells enter transient, reversible states such as migration. Here we demonstrate that when human progenitor keratinocytes either differentiate or migrate they form complements of typical enhancers and super-enhancers that are unique for each state. Unique super-enhancers for each cellular state link to gene expression that confers functions associated with the respective cell state...
April 26, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445455/structural-insight-into-allosteric-modulation-of-protease-activated-receptor-2
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Robert K Y Cheng, Cédric Fiez-Vandal, Oliver Schlenker, Karl Edman, Birte Aggeler, Dean G Brown, Giles A Brown, Robert M Cooke, Christoph E Dumelin, Andrew S Doré, Stefan Geschwindner, Christoph Grebner, Nils-Olov Hermansson, Ali Jazayeri, Patrik Johansson, Louis Leong, Rudi Prihandoko, Mathieu Rappas, Holly Soutter, Arjan Snijder, Linda Sundström, Benjamin Tehan, Peter Thornton, Dawn Troast, Giselle Wiggin, Andrei Zhukov, Fiona H Marshall, Niek Dekker
Protease-activated receptors (PARs) are a family of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) that are irreversibly activated by proteolytic cleavage of the N terminus, which unmasks a tethered peptide ligand that binds and activates the transmembrane receptor domain, eliciting a cellular cascade in response to inflammatory signals and other stimuli. PARs are implicated in a wide range of diseases, such as cancer and inflammation. PARs have been the subject of major pharmaceutical research efforts but the discovery of small-molecule antagonists that effectively bind them has proved challenging...
April 26, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445412/assessing-the-efficacy-of-first-aid-measures-in-physalia-sp-envenomation-using-solution-and-blood-agarose-based-models
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Christie L Wilcox, Jasmine L Headlam, Thomas K Doyle, Angel A Yanagihara
Stings from the hydrozoan species in the genus Physalia cause intense, immediate skin pain and elicit serious systemic effects. There has been much scientific debate about the most appropriate first aid for these stings, particularly with regard to whether vinegar use is appropriate (most current recommendations recommend against vinegar). We found that only a small percentage (≤1.0%) of tentacle cnidae discharge during a sting event using an ex vivo tissue model which elicits spontaneous stinging from live cnidarian tentacles...
April 26, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445252/irreversible-electroporation-in-primary-and-metastatic-hepatic-malignancies-a-review
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Tianchu Lyu, Xifu Wang, Zhanliang Su, Junjie Shangguan, Chong Sun, Matteo Figini, Jian Wang, Vahid Yaghmai, Andrew C Larson, Zhuoli Zhang
BACKGROUND: Liver cancer makes up a huge percentage of cancer mortality worldwide. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a relatively new minimally invasive nonthermal ablation technique for tumors that applies short pulses of high frequency electrical energy to irreversibly destabilize cell membrane to induce tumor cell apoptosis. METHODS: This review aims to investigate the studies regarding the use of IRE treatment in liver tumors and metastases to liver. We searched PubMed for all of IRE relevant English language articles published up to September 2016...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444932/the-association-of-lamb1-polymorphism-and-expression-changes-with-the-risk-of-coal-workers-pneumoconiosis
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Xiaoming Ji, Baiqun Wu, Ruhui Han, Jingjin Yang, Esther Ayaaba, Ting Wang, Lei Han, Chunhui Ni
BACKGROUND: Pneumoconiosis is a serious occupational disease worldwide, which is characterized by irreversible and diffuse lung fibrotic lesions. Laminin beta 1(LAMB1) is widely expressed in tissues and it is crucial for both lung morphogenesis and physiological function. In this study, we explored the association between LAMB1 rs4320486 and risk of pneumoconiosis in a Chinese population, as well as its mechanisms. METHODS: In this case-control study, 600 CWP patients and 605 controls were genotyped for the LAMB1 rs4320486 polymorphism using TaqMan methods...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444565/technological-applications-of-organo-montmorillonites-in-the-removal-of-pyrimethanil-from-water-adsorption-desorption-and-flocculation-studies
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Federico M Flores, Tomas Undabeytia, Esmeralda Morillo, Rosa M Torres Sánchez
Pyrimethanil (2-aniline-4, 6-dimethylpyrimidine, PRM) is used in fruit packing plants to control fungal infections and diseases. The effluents greatly polluted with this fungicide, as a point source contamination, need to be technologically treated for their regeneration before they reach water bodies. This work evaluates the use of organo-montmorillonites, synthetized in our laboratory, for their application in adsorption and coagulation/flocculation processes for the removal of PRM from water. The adsorption-desorption performance of PRM in a raw montmorillonite (Mt) and several organo-montmorillonites (organo-Mt) obtained by different amounts and types of exchanged surfactants (octadecyltrimethylammonium (ODTMA) and didodecyldimethylammonium (DDAB) bromides and benzyltrimethylammonium chloride (BTMA)) was studied...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444503/comparative-evaluation-of-the-algorithms-for-parametric-mapping-of-the-novel-myocardial-pet-imaging-agent-18-f-fptp
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Ji Who Kim, Seongho Seo, Hyeon Sik Kim, Dong-Yeon Kim, Ho-Young Lee, Keon Wook Kang, Dong Soo Lee, Hee-Seung Bom, Jung-Joon Min, Jae Sung Lee
OBJECTIVE: ((18)F-fluoropentyl)triphenylphosphonium salt ((18)F-FPTP) is a new promising myocardial PET imaging tracer. It shows high accumulation in cardiomyocytes and rapid clearance from liver. We performed compartmental analysis of (18)F-FPTP PET images in rat and evaluated two linear analyses: linear least-squares (LLS) and a basis function method (BFM) for generating parametric images. The minimum dynamic scan duration for kinetic analysis was also investigated and computer simulation undertaken...
April 25, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443601/self-assembly-of-defect-rich-graphene-oxide-nanosheets-with-na-sub-2-sub-ti-sub-3-sub-o-sub-7-sub-nanowires-and-their-superiorly-absorptive-capacity-towards-to-toxic-dyes
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Yibai Sun, Wanlin Fu, Yunqian Dai, Yiyang Huang, Jie Zhou, Chengqian Huang, Chongya Yang, Meiyou Huang, Rongwei Ma, Baoping Lin
Graphene sheets, a flexible two-dimensional material with excellent absorptive capacity, have great potential as absorbing materials. However, it has always been suffering from irreversible aggregation and thus lose the abundant active sites and large surface area. In this paper, large-scale graphene oxide (GO) sheets were cut and reduced into tiny reduced graphene oxide (RGO) sheets by a cell-break sonicator, for producing numerous defects which is the center of chemisorption. Furthermore, sodium titanate nanowires functioned as a framework help to disperse tiny RGO sheets uniformly...
April 26, 2017: Nanotechnology
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