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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330340/cooperative-enhancement-of-the-nonlinear-optical-response-in-conjugated-energetic-materials-a-td-dft-study
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Andrew E Sifain, Loza F Tadesse, Josiah A Bjorgaard, David E Chavez, Oleg V Prezhdo, R Jason Scharff, Sergei Tretiak
Conjugated energetic molecules (CEMs) are a class of explosives with high nitrogen content that posses both enhanced safety and energetic performance properties and are ideal for direct optical initiation. As isolated molecules, they absorb within the range of conventional lasers. Crystalline CEMs are used in practice, however, and their properties can differ due to intermolecular interaction. Herein, time-dependent density functional theory was used to investigate one-photon absorption (OPA) and two-photon absorption (TPA) of monomers and dimers obtained from experimentally determined crystal structures of CEMs...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262330/a-randomized-study-of-fever-prophylaxis-and-the-immunogenicity-of-routine-pediatric-vaccinations
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Jacek Wysocki, Kimberly J Center, Jerzy Brzostek, Ewa Majda-Stanislawska, Henryk Szymanski, Leszek Szenborn, Hanna Czajka, Barbara Hasiec, Jerzy Dziduch, Teresa Jackowska, Anita Witor, Elżbieta Kopińska, Ryszard Konior, Peter C Giardina, Vani Sundaraiyer, Scott Patterson, William C Gruber, Daniel A Scott, Alejandra Gurtman
OBJECTIVE: Prophylactic antipyretic use during pediatric vaccination is common. This study assessed whether paracetamol or ibuprofen prophylaxis interfere with immune responses to the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) given concomitantly with the combined DTaP/HBV/IPV/Hib vaccine. METHODS: Subjects received prophylactic paracetamol or ibuprofen at 0, 6-8, and 12-16 h after vaccination, or 6-8 and 12-16 h after vaccination at 2, 3, 4, and 12months of age...
March 2, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241632/ultra-broadband-two-pump-optical-parametric-amplifier-in-tellurite-waveguides-with-engineered-dispersion
#3
Jorge D Marconi, Marcelo L F Abbade, Claudia M Serpa-Imbett, Eric A M Fagotto
The capacity of communication networks may be significantly improved by simply enhancing the optical amplifier bandwidth. This paper presents a numerical investigation of an ultra-broadband, low-ripple, two-pump-optical parametric amplifier (2P-OPA) that employs a tellurite glass buried-channel type nano-waveguide as nonlinear medium. The nano-waveguide was designed as a 25-cm-long Archimedean spiral that occupies a footprint of only ~2.5 mm<sup>2</sup>, with a ~0.7 μm<sup>2</sup> effective cross section...
February 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235485/modulation-of-autophagy-in-exjsrv-env-transfected-cells-through-the-akt-mtor-and-mapk-signaling-pathway
#4
Xiaolin Sun, Fangyuan Du, Shuying Liu
The envelope (Env) of Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV) is an oncoprotein of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA). Autophagy is involved in different cancers, but how it is carcinogenic in JSRV Env is unclear. Modulation of autophagy in exJSRV-env-NM-transfected cells through the Akt/mTOR and MAPK signaling pathway was studied, and we observed strong positive labeling of p-Akt, p-mTOR, p-MEK1/2, p-ERK1/2, p-p38 and p-JNK in tumor cells and typical type II pneumocytes in naturally infected OPA lung tissues, which was co-aligned with JSRV-Env positive cells as shown by immunohistochemical and microscopic analysis...
April 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231180/evolution-of-the-maillard-reaction-in-glutamine-or-arginine-dextrinomaltose-model-systems
#5
Silvia Pastoriza, José Ángel Rufián-Henares, Belén García-Villanova, Eduardo Guerra-Hernández
Enteral formulas are foods designed for medical uses to feed patients who are unable to eat normally. They are prepared by mixing proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates and fats and submitted to sterilization. During thermal treatment, the Maillard reaction takes place through the reaction of animo acids with reducing sugars. Thus, although glutamine and arginine are usually added to improve the nutritional value of enteral formulas, their final concentration may vary. Thus, in the present paper the early, intermediate, and advanced states of the Maillard reaction were studied in model systems by measuring loss of free amino acids through the decrease of fluorescence intensity with o-phtaldialdehyde (OPA), 5-Hydroximethylfurfural (HMF), furfural, glucosylisomaltol, fluorescence, and absorbance at 420 nm...
December 7, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224909/hybrid-monolith-sorbent-of-polypyrrole-coated-graphene-oxide-incorporated-into-a-polyvinyl-alcohol-cryogel-for-extraction-and-enrichment-of-sulfonamides-from-water-samples
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Kochaporn Chullasat, Piyaluk Nurerk, Proespichaya Kanatharana, Pamornrat Kueseng, Thanyaporn Sukchuay, Opas Bunkoed
A hybrid monolith sorbent of polypyrrole-coated graphene oxide embedded in polyvinyl alcohol cryogel was prepared and used as an effective solid phase extraction sorbent for the determination of trace sulfonamides. The large surface areas with many adsorption sites of polypyrrole and graphene oxide facilitated the high adsorption of sulfonamides via hydrogen bonding, π-π and hydrophobic interactions. The high porosity of the polyvinyl alcohol cryogel helped to reduce the back pressure that occurs in a conventional packed solid phase extraction cartridge...
April 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221799/insoluble-off-pathway-aggregates-as-crowding-agents-during-amyloid-fibril-formation
#7
Rosa Crespo, Eva Villar-Alvarez, Pablo Taboada, Fernando A Rocha, Ana M Damas, Pedro M Martins
The study of drug candidates for the treatment of amyloidosis and neurodegenerative diseases frequently involves in vitro measurements of amyloid fibril formation. Macromolecular crowding and off-pathway aggregation (OPA) are, by different reasons, two important phenomena affecting the scalability of amyloid inhibitors and their successful application in vivo. On the one hand, the cellular milieu is crowded with macromolecules that drastically increase the effective (thermodynamic) concentration of the amyloidogenic protein...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213739/does-influence-at-work-modify-the-relation-between-high-occupational-physical-activity-and-risk-of-heart-disease-in-women
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Karen Allesøe, Andreas Holtermann, Reiner Rugulies, Mette Aadahl, Eleanor Boyle, Karen Søgaard
PURPOSE: To investigate whether influence at work modifies the association between demanding and strenuous occupational physical activity (OPA) and risk of ischaemic heart disease (IHD). METHODS: A sample of 12,093 nurses aged 45-64 years from the Danish Nurse Cohort Study was followed for 20.6 years by individual linkage to incident IHD in the Danish National Patient Registry. Information on OPA, influence at work, other occupational factors and known risk factors for IHD was collected by self-report in 1993...
February 17, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191022/effect-of-mahuang-gancao-ganjiang-decoction-on-fusion-and-fission-of-mitochondria-and-apoptosis-of-lymphocytes-in-mice-under-cold-stress
#9
Longyun Chen, Huimin Chen
Mahuang Gancao Ganjiang Decoction (MGGD) can effectively alleviate the symptoms of the patients suffering from exogenous cold stress. However, the curative mechanism has not been fully clarified. This study was designed to investigate the effect of MGGD on the apoptosis of lymphocytes induced by cold stress in mice. The model mice were randomly divided into four groups: the normal control group (no handling mice), cold stress group, MGGD + cold stress group, and MGGD group. Lymphocytes of the mice were isolated from the peripheral blood...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189104/generic-method-for-the-absolute-quantification-of-glutathione-s-conjugates-application-to-the-conjugates-of-acetaminophen-clozapine-and-diclofenac
#10
Michiel W den Braver, Nico P E Vermeulen, Jan N M Commandeur
Modification of cellular macromolecules by reactive drug metabolites is considered to play an important role in the initiation of tissue injury by many drugs. Detection and identification of reactive intermediates is often performed by analyzing the conjugates formed after trapping by glutathione (GSH). Although sensitivity of modern mass spectrometrical methods is extremely high, absolute quantification of GSH-conjugates is critically dependent on the availability of authentic references. Although (1)H NMR is currently the method of choice for quantification of metabolites formed biosynthetically, its intrinsically low sensitivity can be a limiting factor in quantification of GSH-conjugates which generally are formed at low levels...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184024/oip5-a-target-of-mir-15b-5p-regulates-hepatocellular-carcinoma-growth-and-metastasis-through-the-akt-mtorc1-and-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathways
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Hua Li, Jun Zhang, Mi-Jin Lee, Goung-Ran Yu, Xueji Han, Dae-Ghon Kim
Opa interacting protein 5 (OIP5) is upregulated in some types of human cancers, but the biological implications of its upregulation have not yet been clarified in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, the signaling pathway downstream of OIP5 was analyzed by proteome kinase profiling. A putative microRNA targeting OIP5 was identified using a miRNA PCR array. Tumorigenicity and metastatic ability were examined in an orthotopic animal model. OIP5 expression was strongly detected in early and advanced tumors via gene expression profiling and immunohistochemical staining analyses...
February 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181237/determination-of-time-since-death-using-vitreous-humor-tryptophan
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Niha Ansari, Shobhana K Menon
Determination of time since death (TSD) plays very important role in forensic examination as it narrows down field of suspects and aids in deceased identification. This study utilizes the fluorescence property of vitreous humor (VH) tryptophan to determine TSD using o-phthalaldehyde (OPA). The detection limit of these fluorometric studies was found to be 8 ppb indicating sensitivity and high accuracy in TSD determination. The study was performed on selected 76 cadaver with known TSD ranging from 3 to 90 h. Excellent correlation between VH tryptophan and TSD was obtained with a coefficient of correlation R(2) = 0...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178868/low-level-lasers-effect-on-proliferation-migration-and-anti-apoptosis-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Kan Yin, Rongjia Zhu, Shihua Wang, Robert Chunhua Zhao
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been found to be helpful elements in tissue regeneration. Photobiomodulation (PBM) used extremely low level lasers (LLL) to affect the behaviour of cells. The effect mechanism of LLL on MSCs remained to be discovered. Here cell viability was assessed using MTS assays and cell cycle was evaluated by FACS. The influence of LLL on mitochondrial biogenesis (fission or fusion) and function (ATP, ROS, NO) were evaluated by TEM, FACS, RT-PCR, immunocytochemistry. Cell migration and cytoskeleton alteration (actin and tubulin) were evaluated using transwell assay, immunocytochemistry, ELISA and Western blotting...
February 8, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158133/development-of-1-6%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%AE-m-dial-using-an-opg-opa-transmitter-for-measuring-atmospheric-co-sub-2-sub-concentration-profiles
#14
Yasukuni Shibata, Chikao Nagasawa, Makoto Abo
An experiment for the measurement of atmospheric CO<sub>2</sub> vertical profiles up to a 7 km altitude was successfully conducted using a 1.6 μm ground-based differential absorption Lidar developed by Tokyo Metropolitan University. To achieve a high pulse repetition rate, large power output, and high frequency stabilization, we developed a new 1.6 μm Lidar system using an optical parametric generator (OPG) transmitter. Unlike the previous system's transmitter, OPG does not need a resonator. We amplified its output with two optical parametric amplifiers...
February 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148678/neisseria-gonorrhoeae-dna-bacterial-load-in-men-with-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-gonococcal-urethritis
#15
David Priest, Jason J Ong, Eric P F Chow, Sepehr Tabrizi, Sam Phillips, Melanie Bissessor, Christopher K Fairley, Catriona S Bradshaw, Tim R H Read, Suzanne Garland, Marcus Chen
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have quantified bacterial loads of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the pharynx and rectum of men but not the urethra. We quantified the bacterial load of N. gonorrhoeae in men with symptomatic and asymptomatic urethral gonorrhoea infections. METHODS: Consecutive men diagnosed with urethral gonorrhoea by Aptima Combo 2 testing of urine at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre between March and July 2016 were eligible for the study: symptomatic men with purulent urethral discharge and asymptomatic men with no urethral symptoms...
February 1, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143674/sa4ag-a-4-antigen-staphylococcus-aureus-vaccine-rapidly-induces-high-levels-of-bacteria-killing-antibodies
#16
Elizabeth Begier, David Joshua Seiden, Michael Patton, Edward Zito, Joseph Severs, David Cooper, Joseph Eiden, William C Gruber, Kathrin U Jansen, Annaliesa S Anderson, Alejandra Gurtman
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of healthcare-associated infections. No preventive vaccine is currently licensed. SA4Ag is an investigational 4-antigen S. aureus vaccine, composed of capsular polysaccharide conjugates of serotypes 5 and 8 (CP5 and CP8), recombinant surface protein clumping factor A (rmClfA), and recombinant manganese transporter protein C (rMntC). This Phase 1 study aimed to confirm the safety and immunogenicity of SA4Ag produced by the final manufacturing process before efficacy study initiation in a surgical population...
February 22, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139066/effect-of-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty-on-ocular-haemodynamics-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#17
Karin R Pillunat, Eberhard Spoerl, Naim Terai, Lutz E Pillunat
PURPOSE: Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is known to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) effectively. The aim of this study, however, was to evaluate the effect of SLT on ocular haemodynamics. METHODS: A total of 69 eyes of 69 patients (age 67.8 ± 9.9 years) with already treated primary open-angle glaucoma who were assigned for SLT for further IOP reduction were consecutively enrolled in this prospective interventional case series. Intraocular pressure, the ocular pulse amplitude (OPA), ocular pulse volume (OPV) and pulsatile ocular blood flow (pOBF) were assessed with the Ocular Blood Flow Analyzer prior to and 3 months after SLT...
January 31, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132146/chromatographic-methods-to-evaluate-nutritional-quality-in-oat
#18
Gracia Montilla-Bascón, Corey D Broeckling, Owen A Hoekenga, Elena Prats, Mark Sorrells, Julio Isidro-Sánchez
Oats (A. sativa L.) have an important and positive role in human diet and health. The health benefits of oats are attributed to its multifunctional characteristic and nutritional profile, being an important source of soluble dietary fiber, well-balanced proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, essential minerals, and a good source of natural antioxidants. These antioxidants include the avenanthramides (Avns) and avenalumic acids, which are unique to oats among cereals. High-performance liquid chromatography allows a simultaneous quantification of free amino acids and biogenic amines in oat samples as their OPA/FMOC-CL (o-phthalaldehyde/9-fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl chloride) derivatives...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131082/mitochondrial-dynamics-in-type-2-diabetes-pathophysiological-implications
#19
REVIEW
Susana Rovira-Llopis, Celia Bañuls, Noelia Diaz-Morales, Antonio Hernandez-Mijares, Milagros Rocha, Victor M Victor
Mitochondria play a key role in maintaining cellular metabolic homeostasis. These organelles have a high plasticity and are involved in dynamic processes such as mitochondrial fusion and fission, mitophagy and mitochondrial biogenesis. Type 2 diabetes is characterised by mitochondrial dysfunction, high production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and low levels of ATP. Mitochondrial fusion is modulated by different proteins, including mitofusin-1 (MFN1), mitofusin-2 (MFN2) and optic atrophy (OPA-1), while fission is controlled by mitochondrial fission 1 (FIS1), dynamin-related protein 1 (DRP1) and mitochondrial fission factor (MFF)...
April 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121186/goldmann-applanation-tonometry-versus-dynamic-contour-tonometry-after-vitrectomy-with-silicone-oil-endotamponade
#20
Matthias Fuest, Nikolaos Mamas, Peter Walter, Babac E Mazinani, Gemot Roessler, Niklas Plange
PURPOSE: To evaluate the agreement of intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements using dynamic contour tonometry (DCT) and Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) in eyes after vitrectomy with silicone oil endotamponade and controls. METHODS: In this prospective comparative study, IOP was measured with GAT and DCT in 30 eyes with oil endotamponade 1-3 days after vitrectomy and 40 untreated controls. In addition, ocular pulse amplitude (OPA), corneal pachymetry (CCT), and axial length (AL) were measured...
January 25, 2017: Current Eye Research
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