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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337905/simultaneous-detection-of-dihydroxybenzene-isomers-with-zno-nanorod-carbon-cloth-electrodes
#1
Shangjun Meng, Ying Hong, Ziyang Dai, Wei Huang, Xiao-Chen Dong
Herein, ZnO nanorods with average diameters of 50 nm were uniformly anchored on the surface of carbon cloth directly by a simply hydrothermal method. The nanorods growing in situ along the specific direction of (002) have single crystalline features and a columnar structure. Based on the ZnO nanorod/carbon cloth composite, free-standing electrodes were fabricated for the simultaneous determination of dihydroxybenzene isomers. The ZnO nanorod/carbon cloth electrodes exhibited excellent electrochemical stability, high sensitivity and selectivity...
March 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337566/liver-mitochondrial-membrane-fluidity-at-early-development-of-diabetes-and-its-correlation-with-the-respiration
#2
Ismael H Pérez-Hernández, Josué Misael Domínguez-Fuentes, Martín Palomar-Morales, Ana Cecilia Zazueta-Mendizabal, Arturo Baiza-Gutman, Ricardo Mejía-Zepeda
The biological membranes are important in cell function but, during development of diseases such as diabetes, they are impaired. Consequently, membrane-associated biological processes are impaired as well. The mitochondria are important organelles where oxidative phosphorylation takes place, a process closely related with the membranes. In general, it is accepted that the development process of diabetes decreases membrane fluidity. However, in some cases, it has been found to increase membrane fluidity of mitochondria but to decrease the Respiratory Control (RC) index...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334490/mr-cholangiography-in-potential-liver-donors-quantitative-and-qualitative-improvement-with-administration-of-an-oral-effervescent-agent
#3
Heon-Ju Kwon, Kyoung Won Kim, Sang Hyun Choi, Jin-Hee Jung, So Yeon Kim, Se-Young Kim, Jeongjin Lee, Dong-Hwan Jung, Tae-Yong Ha, Gi-Won Song, Sung-Gyu Lee
PURPOSE: To determine whether an oral effervescent agent improves magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) images, both qualitatively and quantitatively, in potential live liver donors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the Institutional Review Board, and informed consent was waived. Seventy potential liver donors underwent 2D MRC before and after administration of an oral effervescent agent. One radiologist measured relative contrast ratio (rC) and relative signal intensity (rS) for right and left intrahepatic ducts (RHD and LHD), and common hepatic duct (CHD)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334286/differences-in-the-photosynthetic-plasticity-of-ferns-and-ginkgo-grown-in-experimentally-controlled-low-o2-co2-atmospheres-may-explain-their-contrasting-ecological-fate-across-the-triassic-jurassic-mass-extinction-boundary
#4
C Yiotis, C Evans-Fitz Gerald, J C McElwain
Background and Aims: Fluctuations in [CO 2 ] have been widely studied as a potential driver of plant evolution; however, the role of a fluctuating [O 2 ]:[CO 2 ] ratio is often overlooked. The present study aimed to investigate the inherent physiological plasticity of early diverging, extant species following acclimation to an atmosphere similar to that across the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction interval (TJB, approx. 200 Mya), a time of major ecological change. Methods: Mature plants from two angiosperm ( Drimys winteri and Chloranthus oldhamii ), two monilophyte ( Osmunda claytoniana and Cyathea australis ) and one gymnosperm ( Ginkgo biloba ) species were grown for 2 months in replicated walk-in Conviron BDW40 chambers running at TJB treatment conditions of 16 % [O 2 ]-1900 ppm [CO 2 ] and ambient conditions of 21 % [O 2 ]-400 ppm [CO 2 ], and their physiological plasticity was assessed using gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence methods...
March 11, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332983/radical-cystectomy-compared-to-combined-modality-treatment-for-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Vishal Vashistha, Hanzhang Wang, Andrew Mazzone, Michael A Liss, Robert S Svatek, Mary Schleicher, Dharam Kaushik
PURPOSE: To perform a comprehensive comparison of overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), progression-free survival (PFS), and treatment-related complications between radical cystectomy (RC) and combined modality treatment (CMT-radiation therapy, concurrent chemotherapy, and maximal transurethral resection of bladder tumor) in the setting of muscle-invasive bladder cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We searched 7 databases (PubMed, Scopus, EMBASE, Proquest, CINAHL, and ClinicalTrials...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323176/fascicles-and-the-interfascicular-matrix-show-decreased-fatigue-life-with-ageing-in-energy-storing-tendons
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Chavaunne T Thorpe, Graham P Riley, Helen L Birch, Peter D Clegg, Hazel Rc Screen
Tendon is composed of rope-like fascicles bound together by interfascicular matrix (IFM). The IFM is critical for the function of energy storing tendons, facilitating sliding between fascicles to allow these tendons to cyclically stretch and recoil. This capacity is required to a lesser degree in positional tendons. We have previously demonstrated that both fascicles and IFM in energy storing tendons have superior fatigue resistance compared with positional tendons, but the effect of ageing on the fatigue properties of these different tendon subunits has not been determined...
March 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316114/a-single-haplotype-hyposensitive-to-light-and-requiring-strong-vernalization-dominates-arabidopsis-thaliana-populations-in-patagonia-argentina
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Luciana Kasulin, Beth Rowan, Rolando J C León, Verena J Schuenemann, Detlef Weigel, Javier F Botto
The growing collection of sequenced or genotyped Arabidopsis thaliana accessions includes mostly individuals from the native Eurasian and N. African range and introduced North American populations. Here, we describe the genetic and phenotypic diversity, along with habitats and life history, of A. thaliana plants collected at the southernmost end of its worldwide distribution. Seed samples were harvested from plants growing in four sites within a ~3500-km(2) -area in Patagonia, Argentina, and represent the first germplasm to be collected in South America for this species...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304210/long-term-stability-of-root-coverage-by-coronally-advanced-flap-procedures
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Karin Jepsen, Martina Stefanini, Mariano Sanz, Giovanni Zucchelli, Søren Jepsen
BACKGROUND: To compare 6 months and 3-year outcomes for root coverage by coronally advanced flap (CAF) procedures in localized gingival recessions. METHODS: Two centers that had participated in a 6 months multinational multicentre RCT were able to follow up 18 patients with 36 Miller Class I and II defects that had been treated in a split-mouth design with CAF or CAF + xenogeneic collagen matrix (CMX). Percentage of root coverage (RC), complete root coverage (CRC), width (KT) and thickness (GT) of keratinized tissue were assessed by the same blinded examiners as after 6 months...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304073/the-plant-cell-cycle-pre-replication-complex-formation-and-controls
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Juliana Nogueira Brasil, Carinne N Monteiro Costa, Luiz Mors Cabral, Paulo C G Ferreira, Adriana S Hemerly
The multiplication of cells in all living organisms requires a tight regulation of DNA replication. Several mechanisms take place to ensure that the DNA is replicated faithfully and just once per cell cycle in order to originate through mitoses two new daughter cells that contain exactly the same information from the previous one. A key control mechanism that occurs before cells enter S phase is the formation of a pre-replication complex (pre-RC) that is assembled at replication origins by the sequential association of the origin recognition complex, followed by Cdt1, Cdc6 and finally MCMs, licensing DNA to start replication...
March 16, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302185/in-vitro-ruminal-fermentation-characteristics-and-utilisable-cp-supply-of-sainfoin-and-birdsfoot-trefoil-silages-and-their-mixtures-with-other-legumes
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A Grosse Brinkhaus, U Wyss, Y Arrigo, M Girard, G Bee, J O Zeitz, M Kreuzer, F Dohme-Meier
The extensive protein degradation occurring during ensiling decreases the nutritive value of silages, but this might be counteracted by tannins. Therefore, silages from two legume species containing condensed tannins (CT) - sainfoin (SF) and birdsfoot trefoil (two cultivars: birdsfoot trefoil, cv. Bull (BTB) and birdsfoot trefoil, cv. Polom) - were compared for their in vitro ruminal fermentation characteristics. The effect of combining them with two CT-free legume silages (lucerne (LU) and red clover (RC)) was also determined...
April 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300373/sum-signal-dosimetry-a-new-approach-for-high-dose-quality-assurance-with-gafchromic-ebt3
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Davide Cusumano, Maria Luisa Fumagalli, Francesco Ghielmetti, Linda Rossi, Giuliano Grossi, Raffaella Lanzarotti, Laura Fariselli, Elena De Martin
Gafchromic EBT3 film dosimetry in radiosurgery (RS) and hypofractionated radiotherapy (HRT) is complicated by the limited film accuracy at high fractional doses. The aim of this study is to develop and evaluate sum signal (SS) film dosimetry to increase dose resolution at high fractional doses, thus allowing for use of EBT3 for dose distribution verification of RS/HRT treatments. To characterize EBT3 dose-response, a calibration was performed in the dose range 0.44-26.43 Gy. Red (RC) and green (GC) channel net optical densities were linearly added to produce the SS...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300167/a-single-residue-controls-electron-transfer-gating-in-photosynthetic-reaction-centers
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Oksana Shlyk, Ilan Samish, Martina Matěnová, Alexander Dulebo, Helena Poláková, David Kaftan, Avigdor Scherz
Interquinone QA(-) → QB electron-transfer (ET) in isolated photosystem II reaction centers (PSII-RC) is protein-gated. The temperature-dependent gating frequency "k" is described by the Eyring equation till levelling off at T ≥ 240 °K. Although central to photosynthesis, the gating mechanism has not been resolved and due to experimental limitations, could not be explored in vivo. Here we mimic the temperature dependency of "k" by enlarging VD1-208, the volume of a single residue at the crossing point of the D1 and D2 PSII-RC subunits in Synechocystis 6803 whole cells...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298697/influence-of-using-a-blend-of-rennet-casein-and-whey-protein-concentrate-as-protein-source-on-the-quality-of-mozzarella-cheese-analogue
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Padhiyar Dhanraj, Atanu Jana, Hiral Modha, K D Aparnathi
The effect of incorporating whey protein concentrate (WPC) on the quality characteristics of Mozzarella cheese analogue (MCA) based on rennet casein (RC) was studied. The proportion of RC:WPC tried out were 95:5, 90:10, and 85:15 w/w. The formulation of MCA comprised of 23.5% of blend of RC and WPC, 15% specialty vegetable fat, 2.75% trisodium citrate + disodium hydrogen orthophosphate (2.5:1, w/w), 0.07% calcium chloride, 0.6% citric acid, 1.1% NaCl, 1.5% cheese bud flavoring, and rest water. Varying the proportion of RC and WPC had a significant influence on the composition, textural properties, baking qualities and sensory quality of MCA judged as a topping on pizza pie...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295827/feasibility-of-3d-navigator-triggered-magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-with-combined-parallel-imaging-and-compressed-sensing-reconstruction-at-3t
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Nieun Seo, Mi-Suk Park, Kyunghwa Han, Dongeun Kim, Kevin F King, Jin-Young Choi, Honsoul Kim, Hye Jin Kim, Minsu Lee, Heejin Bae, Myeong-Jin Kim
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of 3D navigator-triggered magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) with combined parallel imaging (PI) and compressed sensing (CS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval, 30 consecutive patients who underwent MRCP for suspected pancreaticobiliary disease were prospectively recruited. All patients underwent 3D navigator-triggered MRCP with conventional PI alone, and with combined PI and CS using a 3T machine...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292973/evaluation-of-functional-characteristics-of-4-oscillatory-positive-pressure-devices-in-a-simulated-cystic-fibrosis-model
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Hillary Van Fleet, Diane K Dunn, Neil L McNinch, Teresa A Volsko
BACKGROUND: Oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) is an airway clearance therapy that delivers positive pressure and air-flow oscillations during exhalation. This study described functional characteristic differences of 4 OPEP devices during an active exhalation in a simulated model. We hypothesized peak pressure (Ppeak), positive expiratory pressure (PEP), oscillatory frequency (f), and pressure amplitude will differ, depending upon the device used, device resistance setting, and time (repeated consecutive active exhalations through the device)...
March 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292269/functional-analysis-of-fatty-acid-binding-protein-7-and-its-effect-on-fatty-acid-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-cell-lines
#16
Naohisa Takaoka, Tatsuya Takayama, Seiichiro Ozono
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) overexpress fatty acid binding protein 7 (FABP7). We chose to study the TUHR14TKB cell line, because it expresses higher levels of FABP7 than other cell lines derived from renal carcinomas (OS-RC-2, 786-O, 769-P, Caki-1, and ACHN). METHODS: FABP7 expression was detected using western blotting and real-time PCR. Cell proliferation was determined using an MTS assay and by directly by counting cells. The cell cycle was assayed using flow cytometry...
March 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291773/comprehensive-molecular-exploration-identified-promoter-dna-methylation-of-the-crbp1-gene-as-a-determinant-of-radiation-sensitivity-in-rectal-cancer
#17
K Yokoi, K Yamashita, S Ishii, T Tanaka, N Nishizawa, A Tsutsui, H Miura, H Katoh, T Yamanashi, M Naito, T Sato, T Nakamura, M Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) for advanced rectal cancer (RC) is a well-evidenced therapy; however, some RC patients have no therapeutic response. Patient selection for NCRT so that non-responsive patients are excluded has been subjective. To date, no molecular markers indicating radiation sensitivity have been reported. METHODS: We irradiated six colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines and identified HCT116 cells as radiation-sensitive and HCT15 and DLD-1 cells as radiation resistant...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289933/reinforced-cementoplasty-using-dedicated-spindles-in-the-management-of-unstable-malignant-lesions-of-the-cervicotrochanteric-region
#18
Kévin Premat, Frédéric Clarençon, Raphael Bonaccorsi, Vincent Degos, Évelyne Cormier, Jacques Chiras
OBJECTIVES: In long bones, cementoplasty alone does not provide sufficient stability, which may cause secondary fractures. This study reviewed the safety and efficacy of reinforced cementoplasty (RC) (percutaneous internal fixation using dedicated spindles combined with cementoplasty) for unstable malignant lesions of the cervicotrochanteric region (CTR) of the proximal femur. METHODS: Eighteen consecutive patients (nine women [50%] and nine men [50%]; mean age 55...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283707/evaluating-the-cartilage-adjacent-to-the-site-of-repair-surgery-with-glycosaminoglycan-specific-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#19
Ulrich Koller, Sebastian Apprich, Benjamin Schmitt, Reinhard Windhager, Siegfried Trattnig
PURPOSE: The glycosaminoglycan (GAG) chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) imaging method (gagCEST) makes it possible to assess and quantify the GAG concentration in human cartilage. This biochemical imaging technique facilitates detection of the loss of GAG in the course of osteoarthritis. The gagCEST technique was used to analyse the perilesional zone (PLZ) adjacent to repair tissue after cartilage repair surgery, to determine whether there are biochemical changes present in the sense of degeneration...
March 10, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280614/outcome-of-young-patients-with-rectal-adenocarcinoma
#20
Leonardo Saúl Lino-Silva, Rosa A Salcedo-Hernández, Erika B Ruiz-García, Alberto M León-Takahashi, Leticia García-Pérez
BACKGROUND: There is an increase in the incidence of rectal carcinoma (RC) in young patients. METHODS: We analyzed 175 patients with sporadic RC which were divided in two groups according their age: 24 patients ≤40 years and 151 patients >40 years and the two groups were compared in order to determine if the outcomes (especially overall 5-year survival) were different. RESULTS: Overall 5-year survival was similar between groups (67.1% for patients over 40 years and 70...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
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