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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324722/incorporation-of-dielectric-constituents-to-construct-ternary-heterojunction-structures-for-high-efficiency-electromagnetic-response
#1
Bin Quan, Guoyue Xu, Daoran Li, Wei Liu, Guangbin Ji, Youwei Du
To satisfy the diverse requirements of low reflection and high absorption of microwave attenuation, the construction of multiple heterojunction structure is imperative. On the one hand, the impedance mismatching could be ameliorated via the addition of new component; on the other hand, the multiple interface polarizations derived from the architecture of heterojunction make for the dissipation of microwave. In this work, the ternary TiO2/RGO/Fe2O3 composites exhibit tremendous superiority compared with single TiO2 or RGO no matter the absorption coefficient or effective bandwidth...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324600/light-sheet-fluorescence-microscopy-chemical-clearing-and-labeling-protocols-for-ultramicroscopy
#2
Nina Jährling, Klaus Becker, Saiedeh Saghafi, Hans-Ulrich Dodt
Light-sheet microscopy is an effective technique in neuroscience, developmental biology, and cancer research for visualizing and analyzing cellular networks and whole organs in three dimensions. Because this technique requires specimens to be translucent they commonly have to be cleared before microscopy inspection. Here, we provide 3DISCO based protocols for preparing cleared samples of immuno-stained neural networks, lectin-labeled vascular networks, and Methoxy-X04 labeled beta-amyloid plaques in mice. 3DISCO utilizes the lipophilic solvents tetrahydrofuran (THF) and dibenzylether (DBE) for dehydration and successive clearing...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324127/development-of-certified-reference-materials-for-electrolytes-in-human-serum-gbw09124-09126
#3
Liuxing Feng, Jun Wang, Yanjie Cui, Naijie Shi, Haifeng Li, Hongmei Li
Three reference materials, at relatively low, middle, and high concentrations, were developed for analysis of the mass fractions of electrolytes (K, Ca, Na, Mg, Cl, and Li) in human serum. The reference materials were prepared by adding high purity chloride salts to normal human serum. The concentration range of the three levels is within ±20% of normal human serum. It was shown that 14 units with duplicate analysis is enough to demonstrate the homogeneity of these candidate reference materials. The statistical results also showed no significant trends in both short-term stability test for 1 week at 40 °C and long-term stability test for 14 months...
March 21, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323877/thermal-analysis-during-partial-carbonizing-process-of-rhubarb-moutan-and-burnet
#4
Junnan Ma, Xianglong Meng, Xiaohui Guo, Yaru Lan, Shuosheng Zhang
Control of temperature and duration of partial carbonization for Chinese medicines have been mainly based on experience of the processors. No quantitative methods and parameters are available that can be used to precisely control the temperature and determine the energy changes during the process. In our research, with a simulated atmosphere air condition, the partial carbonization processes of three Chinese herb medicines rhubarb, moutan and burnet were simulated at different heating rates (5, 10 and 20°C • min-1) and analyzed by thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) to quantify the upper limits of the temperature...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323626/pomegranate-punica-granatum-seed-oil-for-treating-menopausal-symptoms-an-individually-controlled-cohort-study
#5
Roman Huber, Richard Gminski, Tao Tang, Tomas Weinert, Sabine Schulz, Margareta Linke-Cordes, Ines Martin, Heide Fischer
Context • In the folk medicine of Mediterranean countries and in ancient Ayurveda, Punica granatum seeds (ie, pomegranate seeds) have been used for treatment of various disorders, including those that nowadays are classified as menopausal symptoms (MSs). Pomegranate seed oil (PSO) from those seeds mainly contains unsaturated fatty acids such as γ-linoleic acid and linolenic acid, but it also includes phytoestrogens. It is, therefore, regarded as a promising option for treating MSs today. Objectives • The study intended to investigate the safety and effectiveness of PSO as a defined P granatum seed oil for patients with MSs...
March 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323499/antiproliferative-activity-of-egg-yolk-peptides-in-human-colon-cancer-cells
#6
Marwa N Yousr, Akram A Aloqbi, Ulfat M Omar, Nazlin K Howell
Egg yolk peptides were successfully prepared from egg yolk protein by-products after lecithin extraction. Defatted egg yolk protein was hydrolyzed with pepsin and pancreatin and purified by gel filtration to produce egg yolk gel filtration fraction (EYGF-33) with antiproliferative activity. The highlight of this study was that the peptide EYGF-33 (1.0 mg/ml) significantly inhibits cell viability of colon cancer cells (Caco-2) with no inhibitory effects on the viability of human colon epithelial normal cells (HCEC) after 48 h...
March 21, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319446/good-laboratory-practice-preclinical-safety-studies-for-gsk2696273-mlv-vector-based-ex-vivo-gene-therapy-for-adenosine-deaminase-deficiency-severe-combined-immunodeficiency-in-nsg-mice
#7
Nicola Carriglio, Jan Klapwijk, Raisa Jofra Hernandez, Michela Vezzoli, Franck Chanut, Rhiannon Lowe, Draghici Elena, Melanie Nord, Paola Albertini, Patrizia Cristofori, Jane Richards, Hazel Staton, Jonathan Appleby, Alessandro Aiuti, Aisha V Sauer
GSK2696273 (autologous CD34+ cells transduced with retroviral vector that encodes for the human adenosine deaminase [ADA] enzyme) is a gamma-retroviral ex vivo gene therapy of bone marrow-derived CD34+ cells for the treatment of adenosine deaminase deficiency severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA-SCID). ADA-SCID is a severe monogenic disease characterized by immunologic and nonimmunologic symptoms. Bone-marrow transplant from a matched related donor is the treatment of choice, but it is available for only a small proportion of patients...
March 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319445/nonclinical-pharmacology-toxicology-study-of-aav8-tbg-mldlr-and-aav8-tbg-hldlr-in-a-mouse-model-of-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Jenny A Greig, Maria P Limberis, Peter Bell, Shu-Jen Chen, Roberto Calcedo, Daniel J Rader, James M Wilson
The homozygous form of familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) is an excellent model for developing in vivo gene therapy in humans. The success of orthotropic liver transplantation in correcting the metabolic abnormalities in HoFH suggests that the correction of low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) expression in hepatocytes via gene therapy should be sufficient for therapeutic efficacy. Vectors based on adeno-associated virus serotype 8 (AAV8) have been previously developed for liver-targeted gene therapy of a number of genetic diseases, including HoFH...
March 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319290/role-of-dissolved-and-molecular-oxygen-on-cu-and-ptcu-alloy-particle-structure-during-laser-ablation-synthesis-in-liquids
#9
Galina Marzun, Helmut Bönnemann, Christian Lehmann, Bernd Spliethoff, Claudia Weidenthaler, Stephan Barcikowski
The role of molecular oxygen dissolved in the solvent is often discussed as being an influential factor on particle oxidation during pulsed laser ablation in liquids. However, the formation of the particles during laser synthesis takes place under extreme conditions that enable the decomposition of the liquid medium. Reactive species of the solvent may then affect particle formation due to a chemical reaction in the reactive plasma. Experimental results show a difference between the role of dissolved molecular oxygen and the contribution from the oxygen in water molecules...
March 20, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318747/ultra-fast-quantitation-of-voriconazole-in-human-plasma-by-coated-blade-spray-mass-spectrometry
#10
Marcos Tascon, Germán Augusto Gómez-Ríos, Nathaly Reyes-Garcés, Justen Poole, Ezel Boyacı, Janusz Pawliszyn
Voriconazole is a triazole broad-spectrum antifungal medication often used to treat fungal infections caused by Aspergillus and Fusarium species. One of the main challenges associated with the implementation of this medication is its narrow therapeutic concentration range, demonstrating toxicity at concentrations above 6μg/mL and limited efficacy at concentrations below 2μg/mL. As a result, methodologies which permit the rapid and accurate quantitation of voriconazole in patients are highly desirable. In this work two different approaches based on coated blade spray directly coupled to mass spectrometry (CBS-MS) are introduced; each enabling the quantitation of voriconazole in plasma samples with a simple and fast sample preparation and no chromatographic step...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318544/stereolithography-a-new-method-for-processing-dental-ceramics-by-additive-computer-aided-manufacturing
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Marion Dehurtevent, Lieven Robberecht, Jean-Christophe Hornez, Anthony Thuault, Etienne Deveaux, Pascal Béhin
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the physical and mechanical properties of stereolithography (SLA)- manufactured alumina ceramics of different composition to those of subtractive- manufactured ceramics and to produce suitable dental crown frameworks. METHODS: The physical and mechanical properties of a control and six experimental SLA ceramics prepared from slurries with small (S) and large (L) particles (0.46±0.03 and 1.56±0.04μm, respectively) and three dry matter contents (70%, 75%, 80%) were evaluated by dynamic rheometry, hydrostatic weighing, three3-point flexural strength measurements, and Weibull analyses, and by the micrometrics measurement of shrinkage ratio before and after the heat treatments...
March 16, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318326/optimal-use-of-polyethylene-glycol-for-preparation-of-small-bowel-video-capsule-endoscopy-a-network-meta-analysis
#12
Shan Wu, Yun-Jie Gao, Zhi-Zheng Ge
OBJECTIVE: Standardized strategy of bowel preparation before video capsule endoscopy (VCE) remains controversial. We aimed to assess the ideal dose of PEG based on small bowel visualization quality (SBVQ), diagnostic yield (DY) and complete rate (CR) of VCE using a network meta-analysis (NMA) of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: This NMA included RCTs comparing any of the following bowel preparation interventions for VCE: fasting overnight ('Fast'), 1 liter PEG ('PEG 1L'), 2-liter PEG ('PEG 2L'), or 4-liter PEG ('PEG 4L')...
March 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318025/maternal-chronic-hypoxia-increases-expression-of-genes-regulating-lung-liquid-movement-and-surfactant-maturation-in-male-fetuses-in-late-gestation
#13
Erin V McGillick, Sandra Orgeig, Beth J Allison, Kirsty L Brain, Youguo Niu, Nozomi Itani, Katie L Skeffington, Andrew D Kane, Emilio A Herrera, Dino A Giussani, Janna L Morrison
Chronic fetal hypoxaemia is a common pregnancy complication that may arise from maternal, placental and/or fetal factors. Respiratory outcome of the infant at birth likely depends on the duration, timing and severity of the hypoxaemic insult. We have isolated the effect of maternal chronic hypoxia (MCH) for a month in late gestation on fetal lung development. Pregnant ewes were exposed to normoxia (21% O2 ) or hypoxia (10% O2 ) from 105-138 d gestation (term ∼145 d). At 138 d, gene expression in fetal lung tissue was determined by qRT-PCR...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317968/ag-induced-photoluminescence-enhancement-in-lanthanide-post-functionalized-mofs-and-ag-sensing
#14
Nana Sun, Bing Yan
The robust gallium carboxylate Ga(OH)(btec)·0.5H2O (MIL-61) is selected as a parent MOF to prepare Ln-MIL-61 by PSM. This work investigates the luminescence of Ln-doped MIL-61 (Ln = Eu(3+), Tb(3+), Sm(3+), Dy(3+)) in the visible light region. Upon 314 nm excitation, the emission spectra of Eu-MIL-61, Tb-MIL-61 and Eu/Tb-MIL-61 all exhibit their respective strong sharp emission bands. However, Sm-MIL-61 and Dy-MIL-61 show very similar emission to MIL-61 and almost no luminescence of Sm(3+) and Dy(3+). In this work, the weak fluorescence of Sm(3+) or Dy(3+) doped MIL-61 is effectively sensitized by Ag(+)...
March 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317665/preparation-of-ultrathin-grafts-for-descemet-stripping-endothelial-keratoplasty-with-a-single-microkeratome%C3%A2-pass
#15
Vito Romano, Bernhard Steger, Jayavani Myneni, Mark Batterbury, Colin E Willoughby, Stephen B Kaye
We present a technique to achieve ultrathin Descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). Using a simple method of controlling artificial anterior chamber pressure and drying the corneal surface, it was possible to thin the donor cornea at a rate of 11 μm a minute. When the donor cornea was between 500 μm and 510 μm, a single pass was made using a 350 μm microkeratome head followed by a peripheral dissection. The resulting mean graft thickness was 83.2 μm ± 14.9 (SD) (range 50 to 98 μm) with a mean peripheral graft edge thickness of 106...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317353/-clinical-application-on-restoration-of-dentition-defects-using-tooth-alveolar-bone-grafts
#16
Chen Zhifang, Zhang Wei
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of tooth-alveolar bone grafts in repairing dentition defects. METHODS: Forty-five patients with dentition defect were divided into two groups according to different operation methods. In group A (n=24), the tooth-alveolar bone grafts of the transplanted tooth and its surrounding alveolar bone were cut using modified surgical orthodontics and then embedded into the designated planting hole. In group B (n=21), the teeth were extracted through conventional tooth transplantation and then embedded into the prepared planting holes...
August 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317144/uhplc-ms-ms-method-for-the-determination-of-omarigliptin-in-rat-plasma-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study-in-rats
#17
Meng-Fang Li, Xiao-Xia Hu, Ai-Qun Ma
Omarigliptin is a novel long-acting DPP-4 inhibitor used for the treatment of T2DM. In this work, a sensitive and selective UHPLC-MS/MS method was developed and validated for determination of omarigliptin in rat plasma. Sample preparation was performed by protein precipitation with acetonitrile. Chromatographic separation of analytes was achieved on a RRHD Eclipse Plus C18 column (2.1 × 50 mm, 1.8 µ), using gradient mobile phase (0.1% formic acid-acetonitrile) at a flow rate of 0.4 mL/min. Detection was performed in multiple reaction monitoring mode, with target fragment ions m/z 399...
March 19, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317135/free-mycophenolic-acid-determination-in-human-plasma-ultrafiltrate-by-a-validated-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method
#18
Paulina Łuszczyńska, Tomasz Pawiński, Paweł K Kunicki, Katarzyna Sikorska, Ryszard Marszałek
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop and fully validate LC-MS/MS method for free mycophenolic acid (MPA) concentration measurements in plasma ultrafiltrate that will be reliable and simple in preparation with deuterated MPA (MPA-d3) chosen as an internal standard. METHODS: The chromatographic separation was made with Zorbax Eclipse XDB-C18 column (4.6x150 mm) using a gradient of two solutions as a mobile phase: A) water and B) methanol, each containing 0...
March 20, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317023/reduction-of-thrombosis-and-bacterial-infection-via-controlled-nitric-oxide-no-release-from-s-nitroso-n-acetylpenicillamine-snap-impregnated-carbosil-intravascular-catheters
#19
Yaqi Wo, Elizabeth J Brisbois, Jianfeng Wu, Zi Li, Terry C Major, Azmath Mohammed, Xianglong Wang, Alessandro Colletta, Joseph L Bull, Adam J Matzger, Chuanwu Xi, Robert H Bartlett, Mark E Meyerhoff
Nitric oxide (NO) has many important physiological functions, including its ability to inhibit platelet activation and serve as potent antimicrobial agent. The multiple roles of NO in vivo have led to great interest in the development of biomaterials that can deliver NO for specific biomedical applications. Herein, we report a simple solvent impregnation technique to incorporate a nontoxic NO donor, S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP), into a more biocompatible biomedical grade polymer, CarboSil 20 80A. The resulting polymer-crystal composite material yields a very stable, long-term NO release biomaterial...
March 13, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317022/water-dispersible-silica-coated-upconverting-liposomes-can-a-thin-silica-layer-protect-tta-uc-against-oxygen-quenching
#20
Sven H C Askes, Vincent C Leeuwenburgh, Wim Pomp, Hadi Arjmandi-Tash, Stefania Tanase, Thomas Schmidt, Sylvestre Bonnet
Light upconversion by triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA-UC) in nanoparticles has received considerable attention for bioimaging and light activation of prodrugs. However, the mechanism of TTA-UC is inherently sensitive for quenching by molecular oxygen. A potential oxygen protection strategy is the coating of TTA-UC nanoparticles with a layer of oxygen-impermeable material. In this work, we explore if (organo)silica can fulfill this protecting role. Three synthesis routes are described for preparing water-dispersible (organo)silica-coated red-to-blue upconverting liposomes...
March 13, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
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