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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644868/electrophysiological-alterations-in-a-murine-model-of-chronic-coxsackievirus-b3-myocarditis
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Sven Kaese, Robert Larbig, Matthias Rohrbeck, Gerrit Frommeyer, Dirk Dechering, Jan Olligs, Sabine Schönhofer-Merl, Rainer Wessely, Karin Klingel, Guiscard Seebohm, Lars Eckardt
INTRODUCTION: Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) is known to induce acute and chronic myocarditis. Most infections are clinically unapparent but some patients suffer from ventricular arrhythmias (VA) and sudden cardiac death (SCD). Studies showed that acute CVB3 infection may cause impaired function of cardiac ion channels, creating a proarrhythmic substrate. However, it is unknown whether low level CVB3+ expression in myocytes may cause altered cardiac electrophysiology leading to VA. METHODS: Cellular electrophysiology was used to analyze cellular action potentials (APs) and occurrence of afterdepolarizations from isolated cardiomyocytes of wildtype (WT) and transgenic CVB3ΔVP0 (CVB3+) mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644819/quantifying-the-accuracy-and-precision-of-a-novel-real-time-6-degree-of-freedom-kilovoltage-intrafraction-monitoring-kim-target-tracking-system
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J-H Kim, D T Nguyen, C-Y Huang, T Fuangrod, V Caillet, R O'Brien, P Poulsen, J Booth, P Keall
Target rotation can considerably impact the delivered radiotherapy dose depending on the tumour shape. More accurate tumour pose during radiotherapy treatment can be acquired through tracking in 6 degrees-of-freedom (6 DoF) rather than in translation only. A novel real-time 6 DoF kilovoltage intrafraction monitoring (KIM) target tracking system has recently been developed. In this study, we experimentally evaluated the accuracy and precision of the 6 DoF KIM implementation. Real-time 6 DoF KIM motion measurements were compared against the ground truth motion retrospectively derived from kV/MV triangulation for a range of lung and prostate tumour motion trajectories as well as for various static poses using a phantom...
June 23, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644401/the-investigation-of-electrochemistry-behaviors-of-tyrosinase-based-on-directly-electrodeposited-grapheneon-choline-gold-nanoparticles
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Yaping He, Xiaohui Yang, Quan Han, Jianbin Zheng
A novel catechol (CA) biosensor was developed by embedding tyrosinase (Tyr) onto in situ electrochemical reduction graphene (EGR) on choline-functionalized gold nanoparticle (AuNPs-Ch) film. The results of UV-Vis spectra indicated that Tyr retained its original structure in the film, and an electrochemical investigation of the biosensor showed a pair of well-defined, quasi-reversible redox peaks with Epa = -0.0744 V and Epc = -0.114 V (vs. SCE) in 0.1 M, pH 7.0 sodium phosphate-buffered saline at a scan rate of 100 mV/s...
June 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643961/bioelectroventing-an-electrochemical-assisted-bioremediation-strategy-for-cleaning-up-atrazine-polluted-soils
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Ainara Domínguez-Garay, Jose Rodrigo Quejigo, Ulrike Dörfler, Reiner Schroll, Abraham Esteve-Núñez
The absence of suitable terminal electron acceptors (TEA) in soil might limit the oxidative metabolism of environmental microbial populations. Bioelectroventing is a bioelectrochemical strategy that aims to enhance the biodegradation of a pollutant in the environment by overcoming the electron acceptor limitation and maximizing metabolic oxidation. Microbial electroremediating cells (MERCs) are devices that can perform such a bioelectroventing. We also report an overall profile of the (14) C-ATR metabolites and (14) C mass balance in response to the different treatments...
June 23, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643753/dosimetric-characteristic-of-physical-wedge-versus-enhanced-dynamic-wedge-based-on-monte-carlo-simulations
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Seied Rabie Mahdavi, Ghazale Geraily, Ahmad Mostaar, Arman Zia, Golbarg Esmaili, Somayeh Farahani
AIM OF STUDY: Physical wedges (PWs) are widely used in radiotherapy to obtain tilted isodose curves, but they alter beam quality. Dynamic wedges (DWs) using moving collimator overcome this problem, but measuring their beam data is not simple. The main aim of this study is to obtain all dosimetric parameters of DWs produced by Varian 2100CD with Monte Carlo simulation and compare them to those from PWs. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: To simulate 6 MV photon beams equipped with PW and DW, BEAMnrc code was used...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643752/dosimetric-characterization-of-optically-stimulated-luminescence-dosimeter-with-therapeutic-photon-beams-for-use-in-clinical-radiotherapy-measurements
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Retna Ponmalar, Ravikumar Manickam, K M Ganesh, Sathiyan Saminathan, Arun Raman, Henry Finlay Godson
AIM: The modern radiotherapy techniques impose new challenges for dosimetry systems with high precision and accuracy in in vivo and in phantom dosimetric measurements. The knowledge of the basic characterization of a dosimetric system before patient dose verification is crucial. This incites the investigation of the potential use of nanoDot optically stimulated luminescence dosimeter (OSLD) for application in radiotherapy with therapeutic photon beams. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Measurements were carried out with nanoDot OSLDs to evaluate the dosimetric characteristics such as dose linearity, dependency on field size, dose rate, energy and source-to-surface distance (SSD), reproducibility, fading effect, reader stability, and signal depletion per read out with cobalt-60 (60 Co) beam, 6 and 18 MV therapeutic photon beams...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643236/multi-reservoir-phospholipid-shell-encapsulating-protamine-nanocapsules-for-co-delivery-of-letrozole-and-celecoxib-in-breast-cancer-therapy
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Ahmed O Elzoghby, Shaimaa K Mostafa, Maged W Helmy, Maha A ElDemellawy, Salah A Sheweita
PURPOSE: In the current work, we propose a combined delivery nanoplatform for letrozole (LTZ) and celecoxib (CXB). METHODS: Multi-reservoir nanocarriers were developed by enveloping protamine nanocapsules (PRM-NCs) within drug-phospholipid complex bilayer. RESULTS: Encapsulation of NCs within phospholipid bilayer was confirmed by both size increase from 109.7 to 179.8 nm and reduction of surface charge from +19.0 to +7.78 mV. The multi-compartmental core-shell structure enabled biphasic CXB release with initial fast release induced by complexation with phospholipid shell followed by prolonged release from oily core...
June 22, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642862/fabrication-of-cmc-g-pam-superporous-polymer-monoliths-via-eco-friendly-pickering-mipes-for-superior-adsorption-of-methyl-violet-and-methylene-blue
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Feng Wang, Yongfeng Zhu, Wenbo Wang, Li Zong, Taotao Lu, Aiqin Wang
A series of superporous carboxymethylcellulose-graft-poly(acrylamide)/palygorskite (CMC-g-PAM/Pal) polymer monoliths presenting interconnected pore structure and excellent adsorption properties were prepared by one-step free-radical grafting polymerization reaction of CMC and acrylamide (AM) in the oil-in-water (O/W) Pickering-medium internal phase emulsions (Pickering-MIPEs) composed of non-toxic edible oil as a dispersion phase and natural Pal nanorods as stabilizers. The effects of Pal dosage, AM dosage, and co-surfactant Tween-20 (T-20) on the pore structures of the monoliths were studied...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642685/rab-interacting-molecules-2-and-3-directly-interact-with-the-pore-forming-cav1-3-ca-2-channel-subunit-and-promote-its-membrane-expression
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Maria M Picher, Ana-Maria Oprişoreanu, SangYong Jung, Katrin Michel, Susanne Schoch, Tobias Moser
Rab interacting molecules (RIMs) are multi-domain proteins that positively regulate the number of Ca(2+) channels at the presynaptic active zone (AZ). Several molecular mechanisms have been demonstrated for RIM-binding to components of the presynaptic Ca(2+) channel complex, the key signaling element at the AZ. Here, we report an interaction of the C2B domain of RIM2α and RIM3γ with the C-terminus of the pore-forming α-subunit of CaV1.3 channels (CaV1.3α1), which mediate stimulus-secretion coupling at the ribbon synapses of cochlear inner hair cells (IHCs)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641610/-biological-characteristics-of-microvesicles-secreted-by-human-peripheral-blood-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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Chen Liang, Jun-Hui Wang, Lei Deng, Lu Wang, Yi Wang, Ya-Jing Huang, Tie-Qiang Liu, Bo Cai, Hong-Li Zuo, Qi-Yun Sun, Jian-Hui Qiao, Chang-Lin Yu, Kai-Xun Hu, Hui-Sheng Ai, Mei Guo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of microvesicles(MV) isolated from human peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cells(PB-HSC) on immune regulation and hematopoiesis. METHODS: PB-HSCs were separated by density-gradient centrifugation and cultrued. The supernatants of PB-HSC at 48 h were harvested for isolation and purification of MV by using ultracentrifugation. The electron microscopy was used to observe the morphology of MV. The protein level in MV was quantified through bicinchoninic acid(BCA) protein assay...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641274/an-efficient-multiple-variants-coordination-framework-for-differential-evolution
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Sheng Xin Zhang, Shao Yong Zheng, Li Ming Zheng
Differential evolution (DE) is recognized as a simple but powerful algorithm in the family of evolutionary algorithms. Over the past two decades, many advanced DE variants with significantly improved performance have been proposed. However, the variants may only achieve the best performance on a certain type of functions. Moreover, a specific optimizer may not always be suitable for the whole optimization process. To overcome these weaknesses, this paper proposes a multiple variants coordination (MVC) framework with two mechanisms, namely, the multiple variants adaptive selecting mechanism and the multiple variants adaptive solutions preserving mechanisms (MV-APM)...
June 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640601/initiation-of-the-electrochemical-reduction-of-co2-by-a-singly-reduced-ruthenium-ii-bipyridine-complex
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Srinivasan Ramakrishnan, Christopher E D Chidsey
The one-electron reduction of [CpRu(bpy)NCCH3]PF6 (Cp = cyclopentadienyl; bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine), abbreviated as [Ru-S](+), where S = CH3CN, in CO2-saturated acetonitrile initiates a cascade of rapid electrochemical and chemical steps (ECEC) at an electrode potential of ca. 100 mV positive of the first reduction of the ruthenium complex. The overall two-electron process leads to the generation of a CO-bound ruthenium complex, [Ru-CO](+), and carbonate, as independently confirmed by NMR spectroscopy. Simulations of the cyclic voltammograms using DigiElch together with density functional theory based calculations reveal that the singly reduced ruthenium complex [Ru-S](0) binds CO2 at a rate of ca...
June 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640460/giant-peak-voltage-of-thermopower-waves-driven-by-the-chemical-potential-gradient-of-single-crystalline-bi2-te3
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Swati Singh, Hyeona Mun, Sanghoon Lee, Sung Wng Kim, Seunghyun Baik
The self-propagating exothermic chemical reaction with transient thermovoltage, known as the thermopower wave, has received considerable attention recently. A greater peak voltage and specific power are still demanded, and materials with greater Seebeck coefficients have been previously investigated. However, this study employs an alternative mechanism of transient chemical potential gradient providing an unprecedentedly high peak voltage (maximum: 8 V; average: 2.3 V) and volume-specific power (maximum: 0...
June 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640394/in-scan-and-scan-rescan-assessment-of-lv-in-and-outflow-volumes-by-4d-flow-mri-versus-2d-planimetry
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Vivian P Kamphuis, Roel L F van der Palen, Patrick J H de Koning, Mohammed S M Elbaz, Rob J van der Geest, Albert de Roos, Arno A W Roest, Jos J M Westenberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate the in-scan and scan-rescan consistency of left ventricular (LV) in- and outflow assessment from 1) 2D planimetry; 2) 4D flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with retrospective valve tracking, and 3) 4D flow MRI with particle tracing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten healthy volunteers (age 27 ± 3 years) underwent multislice cine short-axis planimetry and whole-heart 4D flow MRI on a 3T MRI scanner twice with repositioning between the scans...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640235/stereo-vision-based-high-dynamic-range-imaging-using-differently-exposed-image-pair
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Won-Jae Park, Seo-Won Ji, Seok-Jae Kang, Seung-Won Jung, Sung-Jea Ko
In this paper, a high dynamic range (HDR) imaging method based on the stereo vision system is presented. The proposed method uses differently exposed low dynamic range (LDR) images captured from a stereo camera. The stereo LDR images are first converted to initial stereo HDR images using the inverse camera response function estimated from the LDR images. However, due to the limited dynamic range of the stereo LDR camera, the radiance values in under/over-exposed regions of the initial main-view (MV) HDR image can be lost...
June 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639944/clinical-impact-and-efficacy-of-bedside-echocardiography-on-patient-management-in-pediatric-intensive-care-units-picus-a-prospective-study
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Sanliay Şahin, Mutlu Uysal Yazıcı, Ganime Ayar, Tülin Köksal, İbrahim İlker Çetin, Filiz Ekici, Abdullah Kocabaş
OBJECTIVE: To determine the indication and necessity of echocardiographic assessment and therapeutic interventions in critically ill children. METHODS: A total of 140 children, including 75 mechanically ventilated (MV) and 65 spontaneously breathing (SB) children, who were admitted consecutively from March to August 2013 were evaluated prospectively. Data regarding the indication for echocardiography and therapeutic approaches used were documented. For evaluating disease severity, the Pediatric Risk of Mortality Score III (PRISM) was ascertained...
June 22, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639747/the-effect-of-activation-rate-on-left-atrial-bipolar-voltage-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Steven E Williams, Nick Linton, Louisa O'Neill, James Harrison, John Whitaker, Rahul Mukherjee, Christopher A Rinaldi, Jaswinder Gill, Steven Niederer, Matthew Wright, Mark O'Neill
INTRODUCTION: Bipolar voltage is used during electroanatomic mapping to define abnormal myocardium, but the effect of activation rate on bipolar voltage is not known. We hypothesized that bipolar voltage may change in response to activation rate. By examining corresponding unipole signals we sought to determine the mechanisms of such changes. METHODS AND RESULTS: LA extrastimulus mapping was performed during CS pacing in 10 patients undergoing 1(st) time paroxysmal atrial fibrillation ablation...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639678/nitrogen-doped-graphene-anchored-with-mixed-growth-patterns-of-cupt-alloy-nanoparticles-as-a-highly-efficient-and-durable-electrocatalyst-for-the-oxygen-reduction-reaction-in-an-alkaline-medium
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Rajith Illathvalappil, Vishal M Dhavale, Siddheshwar N Bhange, Sreekumar Kurungot
A highly active and durable CuPt alloy catalyst with trigonal bipyramidal and truncated cube-type mixed morphologies, anchored on the nitrogen-doped graphene (NGr) surface (CuPt-TBTC/NGr), was prepared by a simple and fast method. The obtained CuPt alloy showed improved oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity, with a 30 mV positive shift in the half-wave potential value, as compared to the state-of-the-art Pt/C catalyst in a 0.1 M KOH solution. The CuPt alloy with the trigonal bipyramidal morphology possesses porous type inter-connected sides, which help to achieve improved mass transport of oxygen during the ORR...
June 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639333/amorphous-metallic-nifep-a-conductive-bulk-material-achieving-high-activity-for-oxygen-evolution-reaction-in-both-alkaline-and-acidic-media
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Fei Hu, Shengli Zhu, Shuangming Chen, Yu Li, Lu Ma, Tianpin Wu, Yan Zhang, Chengming Wang, Congcong Liu, Xianjin Yang, Li Song, Xiaowei Yang, Yujie Xiong
The intrinsic catalytic activity at 10 mA cm(-2) for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is currently working out at overpotentials higher than 320 mV. A highly efficient electrocatalyst should possess both active sites and high conductivity; however, the loading of powder catalysts on electrodes may often suffer from the large resistance between catalysts and current collectors. This work reports a class of bulk amorphous NiFeP materials with metallic bonds from the viewpoint of electrode design. The materials reported here perfectly combine high macroscopic conductivity with surface active sites, and can be directly used as the electrodes with active sites toward high OER activity in both alkaline and acidic electrolytes...
June 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638923/-reconstitution-of-large-conductance-calcium-activated-potassium-channels-into-artificial-planar-lipid-bilayers
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Jun Cheng, Xiao-Rong Zeng, Xiao-Qiu Tan, Peng-Yun Li, Jing Wen, Liang Mao, Yan Yang
This study was aimed to establish a method to create a stable planar lipid bilayer membranes (PLBMs), in which large conductance calcium-activated potassium channels (BKCa) were reconstituted. Using spreading method, PLBMs were prepared by decane lipid fluid consisting of N2-weathered mixture of phosphatidylcholine and cholesterol at 3:1 ratio. After successful incorporation of BKCa channel into PLBMs, single channel characteristics of BKCa were studied by patch clamp method. The results showed that i) the single channel conductance of BKCa was (206...
June 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
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