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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453267/visible-light-driven-photocatalytic-co2-reduction-by-a-ni-ii-complex-bearing-a-bioinspired-tetradentate-ligand-for-selective-co-production
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Dachao Hong, Yuto Tsukakoshi, Hiroaki Kotani, Tomoya Ishizuka, Takahiko Kojima
A Ni(II) complex bearing a S2N2-type tetradentate ligand inspired by the active site of carbon monoxide dehydrogenase was found to selectively catalyze CO2 reduction to produce CO in a photocatalytic system using [Ru(bpy)3](2+) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) as a photosensitizer and BIH (1,3-dimethyl-2-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzo[d]-imidazole) as an electron donor. The Ni(II) complex shows high TON over 700 with the high CO selectivity of > 99% and quantum yield of 1.42% in the photocatalytic system.
April 28, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449350/scandiatransplant-acceptable-mismatch-program-stamp-a-bridge-to-transplanting-highly-immunized-patients
#2
P Koefoed-Nielsen, I Weinreich, M Bengtsson, J Lauronen, C Naper, M Gäbel, S S Sørensen, L Wennberg, A V Reisaeter, B K Møller
BACKGROUND: Highly immunized patients are a challenge for organ transplantation programs. One way of increasing the likelihood of transplantation in this group of patients is to expand the possible donations by defining acceptable HLA mismatches. In the Scandiatransplant Acceptable Mismatch Program (STAMP), a de-centralized approach has been implemented in 2009. AIMS: The program has been improved during the years from utilizing HLA-A, -B, -DR matching only to include typing of all deceased donors for HLA-A, -B, -C, -DRB1 and -DQB1...
April 27, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448002/measurement-of-t-cell-alloreactivity-using-imaging-flow-cytometry
#3
Stephen C Juvet, Sajad Moshkelgosha, Sharon Sanderson, Joanna Hester, Kathryn J Wood, Andrew Bushell
The measurement of immunological reactivity to donor antigens in transplant recipients is likely to be crucial for the successful reduction or withdrawal of immunosuppression. The mixed leukocyte reaction (MLR), limiting dilution assays, and trans-vivo delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) assay have all been applied to this question, but these methods have limited predictive ability and/or significant practical limitations that reduce their usefulness. Imaging flow cytometry is a technique that combines the multiparametric quantitative powers of flow cytometry with the imaging capabilities of fluorescent microscopy...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446664/analysis-of-competing-hiv-1-splice-donor-sites-uncovers-a-tight-cluster-of-splicing-regulatory-elements-within-exon-2-2b
#4
Anna-Lena Brillen, Lara Walotka, Frank Hillebrand, Lisa Müller, Marek Widera, Stephan Theiss, Heiner Schaal
The HIV-1 accessory protein Vif is essential for viral replication by counteracting the host restriction factor APOBEC3G (A3G), and balanced levels of both proteins are required for efficient viral replication. Non-coding exons 2/2b contain the Vif start codon between their alternatively used splice donors 2 and 2b (D2 and D2b). For the vif mRNA, intron 1 must be removed, while intron 2 must be retained. Thus, splice acceptor 1 (A1) must be activated by U1 snRNP binding to either D2 or D2b, while splicing at D2 or D2b must be prevented...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446182/improving-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd-reliability-by-selection-of-sperm-donor-with-the-most-informative-haplotype
#5
Mira Malcov, Veronica Gold, Sagit Peleg, Tsvia Frumkin, Foad Azem, Ami Amit, Dalit Ben-Yosef, Yuval Yaron, Adi Reches, Shimi Barda, Sandra E Kleiman, Leah Yogev, Ron Hauser
BACKGROUND: The study is aimed to describe a novel strategy that increases the accuracy and reliability of PGD in patients using sperm donation by pre-selecting the donor whose haplotype does not overlap the carrier's one. METHODS: A panel of 4-9 informative polymorphic markers, flanking the mutation in carriers of autosomal dominant/X-linked disorders, was tested in DNA of sperm donors before PGD. Whenever the lengths of donors' repeats overlapped those of the women, additional donors' DNA samples were analyzed...
April 26, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445085/regenerative-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-cosmetic-defect-following-nuss-procedure
#6
Flavio Facchini, Marco Ghionzoli, Alessandra Martin, Sara Tanini, Sara Ugolini, Roberto Lo Piccolo, Antonio Messineo
BACKGROUND: In the past decade, the minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) has become the treatment of choice for severe pectus excavatum (PE), proving acceptable to excellent cosmetic results. Recently, autologous fat grafting (FG) has been identified in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery to ideally handle volume and contour defects. We report our experience about FG in the treatment of residual minor defects after MIRPE and a proposal for a new indication of this largely adopted technique...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444735/from-genetic-single-candidate-gene-studies-to-complex-genomics-of-gvhd
#7
REVIEW
Katarzyna Bogunia-Kubik, Piotr Łacina
Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a serious complication affecting the recipients of allogeneic haematopoietic stem cells. In this present review we attempt to summarize the current knowledge on the effect of the donor and recipient genotypes on GvHD, starting from human leucocyte antigen (HLA) matching for an optimal donor selection, typing of non-classical HLA and minor histocompatibility antigens through the polymorphic variations in genes coding for non-HLA proteins contributing to the development of GvHD and response to treatment...
April 26, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441780/pollen-grain-preservation-and-fertility-in-valuable-commercial-rose-cultivars
#8
Annalisa Giovannini, Anca Macovei, Matteo Caser, Andrea Mansuino, Gian Guido Ghione, Marco Savona, Daniela Carbonera, Valentina Scariot, Alma Balestrazzi
In the cut flower market, traditional breeding is still the best way to achieve new rose cultivars. The geographical delocalization of cultivar constitution (generally made in Europe and North America) and plant cultivation (large areas in Africa and South America) represents a limit point for crossing and selection. Rose breeders often need to overcome geographical distances, resulting in asynchrony in flowering among crossing parents, by storing and sending pollen. Hence, a key aspect in breeding programs is linked to pollen availability and conservation, jointly with the identification of parameters related to pollen fertility...
April 24, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441477/local-electron-correlation-treatment-in-extended-multireference-calculations-effect-of-acceptor-donor-substituents-on-the-biradical-character-of-the-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-heptazethrene
#9
Anita Das, Thomas Müller, Felix Plasser, David B Krisiloff, Emily A Carter, Hans Lischka
The implementation of a local correlation (LC) treatment of multireference (MR) configuration interaction approaches within the COLUMBUS program system is reported. The LC treatment is based on the weak pairs approximation of Sæbø and Pulay (Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem.44 (1993) 213) and a geometrical analysis of Walter et al. (Chem. Phys. Lett. 346 (2001) 177). The weak pairs interactions have been eliminated considering just the reference doubly occupied space leading to a straightforward program implementation and a conceptual simplicity in terms of well-defined localized orbitals...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441019/catalytic-enantioselective-%C3%AE-protonation-through-a-cooperative-activation-strategy
#10
Michael H Wang, David Barsoum, C Benjamin Schwamb, Daniel T Cohen, Brian C Goess, Matthias Riedrich, Audrey Chan, Brooks E Maki, Rama K Mishra, Karl A Scheidt
The NHC-catalyzed transformation of unsaturated aldehydes into saturated esters through an organocatalytic homoenolate process has been thoroughly studied. Leveraging a unique "Umpolung"-mediated β-protonation, this process has evolved from a test bed for homoenolate reactivity to a broader platform for asymmetric catalysis. Inspired by our success in using the β-protonation process to generate enals from ynals with good E/Z selectivity, our early studies found that an asymmetric variation of this reaction was not only feasible, but also adaptable to a kinetic resolution of secondary alcohols through NHC-catalyzed acylation...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441012/rgb-switchable-porous-electrospun-nanofiber-chemoprobe-filter-prepared-from-multifunctional-copolymers-for-versatile-sensing-of-ph-and-heavy-metals
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Fang-Cheng Liang, Chi Ching Kuo, Bo-Yu Chen, Chia-Jung Cho, Chih-Chien Hung, Wen-Chang Chen, Redouane Borsali
Novel red-green-blue (RGB) switchable probes based on fluorescent porous electrospun (ES) nanofibers exhibiting high sensitivity to pH and mercury ions (Hg2+) were prepared with one type of copolymer (poly(methyl methacrylatete-co-1, 8-naphthalimide derivatives-co-rhodamine derivative); poly(MMA-co-BNPTU-co-RhBAM)) by using a single-capillary spinneret. The MMA, BNPTU, and RhBAM moieties were designed to (i) permit formation of porous fibers, (ii) fluoresce for Hg2+ detection, and (iii) fluoresce for pH, respectively...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440624/acid-base-catalysis-in-glycosidations-a-nature-derived-alternative-to-the-generally-employed-methodology
#12
Peng Peng, Richard R Schmidt
Inverting glycosyltransferases enforce in the active site an intramolecular, acid-base catalyzed glycosidation that, due to proximity of the donor anomeric carbon and the acceptor hydroxyl group, follows an SN2-type reaction. Spacers, tethering donor and acceptor via nonreacting functional groups, led in intramolecular glycosidations to excellent yields and, independent of the donor anomeric configuration, to either the α- or the β-anomer. The requirement of a demanding protecting group pattern confines the application of this efficient method...
April 25, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440476/exploration-of-mir-1202-and-mir-196a-in-human-endometrial-cancer-based-on-high-throughout-gene-screening-analysis
#13
Hong Chen, Yujuan Fan, Wensheng Xu, Junying Chen, Yugang Meng, Di Fang, Jingran Wang
Altered microRNA (miRNA) expression has been reported to participate in the pathogenesis of several human diseases, and particularly cancer. The present study examined the involvement of various miRNAs in the pathophysiology of endometrial cancer (EC) and atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AEH). We performed a high-throughput analysis of the miRNAs (miRNA microarray) found in samples of endometrial tissue obtained from 45 patients; among whom, 15 patients were diagnosed with EC, 15 patients were diagnosed with AEH, and the remainder were healthy donors...
April 24, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439213/a-clinical-perspective-on-the-utility-of-alpha-1-antichymotrypsin-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-calcific-aortic-stenosis
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Tatiana Martin-Rojas, Laura Mourino-Alvarez, Felix Gil-Dones, Fernando de la Cuesta, Esther Rosello-Lleti, Carlos M Laborde, Miguel Rivera, Luis Fernando Lopez-Almodovar, Juan Antonio Lopez, Finn Akerstrom, Luis R Padial, Maria G Barderas
BACKGROUND: Calcific aortic stenosis (CAS) is the most common heart valve disease in the elderly, representing an important economic and social burden in developed countries. Currently, there is no way to predict either the onset or progression of CAS, emphasizing the need to identify useful biomarkers for this condition. METHODS: We performed a multi-proteomic analysis on different kinds of samples from CAS patients and healthy donors: tissue, secretome and plasma...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439157/re-assessment-of-coronoid-as-a-graft-for-condylar-reconstruction-in-tmj-ankylosis-patients-a-prospective-study-and-literature-review
#15
Gagan Mehta, Shadab Mohammad, Hari Ram, Vibha Singh, Rakesh Kumar Chak, Shiwani Garg, Kuldeep Vishwakarma
INTRODUCTION: Treatment for TMJ ankylosis aims at restoring joint function, improving the patient's aesthetic appearance and quality of life and preventing re-ankylosis. To rebuild a structurally and functionally satisfactory neocondyle is a challenging problem. Aim of this study is to re-assess the coronoid as a graft for condyle reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients of TMJ ankylosis without involvement of the coronoid process in ankylotic mass, coming in age group elder than 14 years were selected for the study over a period 3 years from 2011 to 2014...
June 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438207/large-scale-validation-of-an-efficient-crispr-cas-based-multi-gene-editing-protocol-in-escherichia-coli
#16
Francesca Zerbini, Ilaria Zanella, Davide Fraccascia, Enrico König, Carmela Irene, Luca F Frattini, Michele Tomasi, Laura Fantappiè, Luisa Ganfini, Elena Caproni, Matteo Parri, Alberto Grandi, Guido Grandi
BACKGROUND: The exploitation of the CRISPR/Cas9 machinery coupled to lambda (λ) recombinase-mediated homologous recombination (recombineering) is becoming the method of choice for genome editing in E. coli. First proposed by Jiang and co-workers, the strategy has been subsequently fine-tuned by several authors who demonstrated, by using few selected loci, that the efficiency of mutagenesis (number of mutant colonies over total number of colonies analyzed) can be extremely high (up to 100%)...
April 24, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436971/when-selecting-a-cord-blood-unit-from-a-firstborn-donor-verify-that-the-patient-shares-an-ag-with-the-unit-that-is-foreign-to-the-mother-of-the-donor
#17
J J van Rood, A Brand, A Scaradavou, F H Claas, M Oudshoorn, C E Stevens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436573/mapping-energy-levels-for-organic-heterojunctions
#18
Yiying Li, Peicheng Li, Zheng-Hong Lu
An organic semiconductor thin film is a solid-state matter comprising one or more molecules. For applications in electronics and photonics, several distinct functional organic thin films are stacked together to create a variety of devices such as organic light-emitting diodes and organic solar cells. The energy levels at these thin-film junctions dictate various electronic processes such as the charge transport across these junctions, the exciton dissociation rates at donor-acceptor molecular interfaces, and the charge trapping during exciton formation in a host-dopant system...
April 24, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436024/hair-diameter-evaluation-in-different-regions-of-the-safe-donor-area-in-asian-populations
#19
Jae H Park, Jae M Park, Na R Kim, Kotchamol Manonukul
BACKGROUND: There is little information about how hair diameter differences within the safe donor area. Thicker or thinner hair may be needed depending on the recipient area, hairline design, and surgical purpose. METHODS: Thirty-eight non-alopecic subjects (19 males and 19 females) were evaluated. The safe donor area was defined as the area contained within 28 cm from the horizontal plane of the upper border of the hair rim to the vertical line of the bilateral external acoustic meatus...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434852/p-%C3%A2-falciparum-malaria-prevalence-among-blood-donors-in-bamako-mali
#20
B Kouriba, A B Diarra, I Douyon, D T Diabaté, F Kamissoko, H Guitteye, M Baby, M A Guindo, O K Doumbo
AIM: Malaria parasite is usually transmitted to humans by Anopheles mosquitoes but it can also be transmitted through blood transfusion. Usually malaria transmission is low in African urban settings. In West Africa where the P. falciparum is the most predominant malaria species, there are limited measures to reduce the risk of blood transfusion malaria. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of P. falciparum malaria carriage among blood donors in the National Blood Center of Bamako, capital city of Mali...
April 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
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