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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161670/construction-of-plasmonic-ag-modified-phosphorous-doped-ultrathin-g-c3n4-nanosheets-bivo4-photocatalyst-with-enhanced-visible-near-infrared-response-ability-for-ciprofloxacin-degradation
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Yaocheng Deng, Lin Tang, Chengyang Feng, Guangming Zeng, Jiajia Wang, Yaoyu Zhou, Yani Liu, Bo Peng, Haopeng Feng
To realize the full utilization of solar energy, the design of highly efficient photocatalyst with improved visible-near-infrared photocatalysis performance has attracted great attentions for environment pollutant removal. In this work, we rationally employed the surface plasmon resonance effect of metallic Ag in the phosphorus doped ultrathin g-C3N4 nanosheets (PCNS) and BiVO4 composites to construct a ternary Ag@PCNS/BiVO4 photocatalyst. It was applied for the photodegradation of ciprofloxacin (CIP), exhibiting 92...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161622/on-denny-brown-s-spastic-dystonia-what-is-it-and-what-causes-it
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REVIEW
Jakob Lorentzen, Maud Pradines, Jean-Michel Gracies, Jens Bo Nielsen
In this review, we will work around two simple definitions of two different entities, which most often co-exist in patients with lesions to central motor pathways: Spasticity is "Enhanced excitability of velocity-dependent responses to phasic stretch at rest", which will not be the subject of this review, while Spastic dystonia is tonic, chronic, involuntary muscle contraction in the absence of any stretch or any voluntary command (Gracies, 2005). Spastic dystonia is a much less well understood entity that will be the subject this review...
November 4, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161331/combined-effects-of-fruit-and-vegetables-intake-and-physical-activity-on-the-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-chinese-adults
#3
Xin-Tong Li, Wei Liao, Hong-Jie Yu, Ming-Wei Liu, Shuai Yuan, Bo-Wen Tang, Xu-Hao Yang, Yong Song, Yao Huang, Shi-le Cheng, Zhi-Yu Chen, Samuel D Towne, Zong-Fu Mao, Qi-Qiang He
BACKGROUND: Unbalanced dietary intake and insufficient physical activity (PA) have been recognized as risk factors for metabolic syndrome (MetS). We aimed to examine the independent and combined effects of fruit and vegetables (FV) intake and PA on MetS. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among residents of China in 2009, with fasting blood samples collected. Participants were divided into sufficient/insufficient FV intake and adequate/ inadequate PA groups according to self-reported questionnaires...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161324/patterns-and-determinants-of-plant-biodiversity-in-non-commercial-forests-of-eastern-china
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Chuping Wu, Mark Vellend, Weigao Yuan, Bo Jiang, Jiajia Liu, Aihua Shen, Jinliang Liu, Jinru Zhu, Mingjian Yu
Non-commercial forests represent important habitats for the maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem function in China, yet no studies have explored the patterns and determinants of plant biodiversity in these human dominated landscapes. Here we test the influence of (1) forest type (pine, mixed, and broad-leaved), (2) disturbance history, and (3) environmental factors, on tree species richness and composition in 600 study plots in eastern China. In total, we found 143 species in 53 families of woody plants, with a number of species rare and endemic in the study region...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161320/in-vivo-effects-of-intraocular-and-intracranial-pressures-on-the-lamina-cribrosa-microstructure
#5
Bo Wang, Huong Tran, Matthew A Smith, Tigran Kostanyan, Samantha E Schmitt, Richard A Bilonick, Ning-Jiun Jan, Larry Kagemann, Elizabeth C Tyler-Kabara, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Joel S Schuman, Ian A Sigal, Gadi Wollstein
There is increasing clinical evidence that the eye is not only affected by intraocular pressure (IOP), but also by intracranial pressure (ICP). Both pressures meet at the optic nerve head of the eye, specifically the lamina cribrosa (LC). The LC is a collagenous meshwork through which all retinal ganglion cell axons pass on their way to the brain. Distortion of the LC causes a biological cascade leading to neuropathy and impaired vision in situations such as glaucoma and idiopathic intracranial hypertension...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161266/knowledge-based-prediction-of-protein-backbone-conformation-using-a-structural-alphabet
#6
Iyanar Vetrivel, Swapnil Mahajan, Manoj Tyagi, Lionel Hoffmann, Yves-Henri Sanejouand, Narayanaswamy Srinivasan, Alexandre G de Brevern, Frédéric Cadet, Bernard Offmann
Libraries of structural prototypes that abstract protein local structures are known as structural alphabets and have proven to be very useful in various aspects of protein structure analyses and predictions. One such library, Protein Blocks, is composed of 16 standard 5-residues long structural prototypes. This form of analyzing proteins involves drafting its structure as a string of Protein Blocks. Predicting the local structure of a protein in terms of protein blocks is the general objective of this work...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161204/effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-esophageal-or-junctional-cancer-results-from-the-randomized-cross-trial
#7
Bo Jan Noordman, Mathilde G E Verdam, Sjoerd M Lagarde, Maarten C C M Hulshof, Pieter van Hagen, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Bas P L Wijnhoven, Hanneke W M van Laarhoven, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Geke A P Hospers, Johannes J Bonenkamp, Miguel A Cuesta, Reinoud J B Blaisse, Olivier R Busch, Fiebo J W Ten Kate, Geert-Jan M Creemers, Cornelis J A Punt, John Th M Plukker, Henk M W Verheul, Ernst J Spillenaar Bilgen, Herman van Dekken, Maurice J C van der Sangen, Tom Rozema, Katharina Biermann, Jannet C Beukema, Anna H M Piet, Caroline M van Rij, Janny G Reinders, Hugo W Tilanus, Ewout W Steyerberg, Ate van der Gaast, Mirjam A G Sprangers, J Jan B van Lanschot
Purpose To compare pre-agreed health-related quality of life (HRQOL) domains in patients with esophageal or junctional cancer who received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) followed by surgery or surgery alone. Secondary aims were to examine the effect of nCRT on HRQOL before surgery and the effect of surgery on HRQOL. Patients and Methods Patients were randomly assigned to nCRT (carboplatin plus paclitaxel with concurrent 41.4-Gy radiotherapy) followed by surgery or surgery alone. HRQOL was measured using the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (QLQ-C30) and -Oesophageal Cancer Module (QLQ-OES24) questionnaires pretreatment and at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months postoperatively...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160859/the-role-of-rnf213-4810g-a-and-4950g-a-variants-in-patients-with-moyamoya-disease-in-korea
#8
Young Seok Park, Hui Jeong An, Jung Oh Kim, Won Seop Kim, In Bo Han, Ok Joon Kim, Nam Keun Kim, Dong-Seok Kim
Although a founder variant of RNF213 4810G>A is a major genetic risk factor for moyamoya disease (MMD) in East Asians, the frequency and disease susceptibility of RNF213 variants remain largely unknown. This study investigated the mutation analysis of RNF213 (4448, 4810, 4863, and 4950) between Korean MMD and healthy controls. We performed a polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. To identify the association between RNF213 gene polymorphisms and MMD disease, we performed statistical analyses such as multivariable logistic regression and Fisher's exact test...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160819/physical-fighting-and-associated-factors-among-adolescents-aged-13-15-years-in-six-western-pacific-countries
#9
Lili Yang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Bo Xi, Pascal Bovet
Youth violence is an important public health challenge around the world, yet the literature on this problem in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has been limited. The present study aims to examine the prevalence of adolescent physical fighting (defined as having been involved in at least one physical fight during the past 12 months) in selected LMICs, and its relations with potential risk factors. We included 6377 school-going adolescents aged 13-15 years from six Western Pacific (WP) countries that had recently conducted a Global School-based Student Health Survey...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160741/the-best-of-both-worlds-adaptation-during-natural-tasks-produces-long-lasting-plasticity-in-perceptual-ocular-dominance
#10
Min Bao, Bo Dong, Lijuan Liu, Stephen A Engel, Yi Jiang
In human vision, one eye is usually stronger than the other. This is called ocular dominance. Extremely imbalanced ocular dominance can be found among certain patient groups, for example, in patients with amblyopia. Here, we introduce a novel method to rebalance ocular dominance. We developed an altered-reality system that subjects used to interact with the natural world, the appearance of which was changed through a real-time image process. Several daily adaptation sessions lasting 3 hr each reduced sensory ocular dominance in adults who were not diagnosed with amblyopia and improved vision in patients with amblyopia...
November 1, 2017: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160569/reconstruction-of-bladder-function-and-prevention-of-renal-deterioration-by-means-of-end-to-side-neurorrhaphy-in-rats-with-neurogenic-bladder
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Yun Long Li, Jian Jun Wen, Yi Bo Wen, Xiang Fei He, Jun Wei Wu, Yan Wei Li, Zhong Jiang Han, Jin Jin Feng, Shao Hua Yan, Shou Lin Li, John Pfa Heesakkers, Wan Sheng Gao, Jian Guo Wen
AIMS: To investigate the feasibility of restoring bladder function and prevention of renal deterioration by neurorrhaphy in rats with neurogenic bladder (NB). METHODS: Forty-two rats were assigned to the end-to-side nerve coaptation group (ECG, n = 16), no nerve coaptation group (NCG, n = 16), and control group (CG, n = 10). In the ECG, the left ventral root (VR) and dorsal root (DR) of L6 and S1 were transected, and the distal stump of L6VR was sutured to the lateral face of L4VR...
November 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160430/-10th-brazilian-congress-of-epidemiology
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EDITORIAL
Antonio Fernando Boing, Maria Amélia Veras
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160373/the-role-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-in-regulation-of-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-in-mice-following-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia
#13
Bo Zhao, Lian Liu, Yan Leng, Quan Yuan, Jiabao Hou, Yang Wu, Wenwei Gao
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the neuroprotective effect of TSA on cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury is mediated by the activation of Akt/GSK-3β signaling pathway. METHODS: Mice were randomly divided into four groups (n=15): sham group (S); ischemia reperfusion group (IR); ischemia reperfusion and pretreated with TSA group (IR+T); ischemia reperfusion and pretreated with TSA and LY294002 group (IR+T+L). The model of cerebral ischemia reperfusion was established by 1h of MCAO following 24h of reperfusion...
October 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160203/molecular-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-clostridium-difficile-isolated-from-hospitals-during-a-4-year-period-in-china
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Yun-Bo Chen, Si-Lan Gu, Ping Shen, Tao Lv, Yun-Hui Fang, Ling-Ling Tang, Lan-Juan Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to perform molecular characterization for and determine the antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Clostridium difficile collected from hospitals during a 4-year period (2009-2013) in China. METHODS: Strains of toxigenic C. difficile were isolated from patients with diarrhoea, and this was followed by typing using multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and testing for susceptibility to 10 antimicrobials by using the E-test. The mechanisms of resistance to moxifloxacin, erythromycin, clindamycin and tetracycline were investigated by PCR...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160159/reported-habitual-intake-of-breakfast-and-selected-foods-in-relation-to-overweight-status-among-seven-to-nine-year-old-swedish-children
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Bente B Nilsen, Agneta Yngve, Celia Monteagudo, Richard Tellström, Henrik Scander, Bo Werner
AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the reported frequency of breakfast intake and selected food and beverages in the investigated group of Swedish children in comparison with recommended intakes. Furthermore, the study analyses these food habits and some demographic and lifestyle factors in relation to overweight and obesity. METHODS: This cross-sectional study builds on data collected in 2008 and 2010. Measured anthropometric data and parent questionnaire data were collected...
August 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160061/a-dual-macrophage-targeting-nanovector-for-delivery-of-oligodeoxynucleotides-to-overcome-cancer-associated-immunosuppression
#16
Xiao-Yan He, Bo-Ya Liu, Jin-Long Wu, Shu-Lun Ai, Ren-Xi Zhuo, Si-Xue Cheng
To overcome cancer-associated immunosuppression, we prepared a dual-targeting vector to deliver CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) to macrophages. The dual-targeting system composed of mannosylated carboxymethyl chitosan (MCMC)/hyaluronan (HA) for macrophage targeting and protamine sulfate (PS) for ODN complexation was prepared by self-assembly. The effects of ODN delivery on immune cells was studied in J774A.1 cells. Due to the enhanced delivery efficiency, the dual-targeting delivery system exhibits a higher immune stimulatory activity compared with the mono-targeting delivery system containing either MCMC or HA, resulting in dramatically enhanced secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and a successful shift to activated macrophages (M1)...
November 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159865/delayed-allergic-hypersensitivity-to-hyaluronidase-during-the-treatment-of-granulomatous-hyaluronic-acid-reactions
#17
Lin Wu, Xiaoming Liu, Xingling Jian, Xia Wu, Ning Xu, Xia Dou, Bo Yu
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is now extensively employed for esthetic concerns. In the majority of cases, HA is considered to be safe, but mild-to-severe complications can occur in a few cases. Hyaluronidase is enzymes that degrade HA, also being suggested for the treatment of HA filler-induced complications. However, hyaluronidase has been reported to be a potential cause of allergic responses in some anesthetic and ophthalmic literature. However, there are few reports of allergic reactions to hyaluronidase in cosmetic medicine...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159436/comparison-of-bioaccumulation-and-elimination-of-escherichia-coli-and-male-specific-bacteriophages-by-ascidians-and-bivalves
#18
Ji Hoe Kim, Kil Bo Shim, Soon Beum Shin, Kunbawui Park, Eun Gyoung Oh, Kwang Tae Son, Hongsik Yu, Hee Jung Lee, Jong Soo Mok
Levels of Escherichia coli and male-specific bacteriophages (MSBs) were determined in the filter feeders obtained from retail markets, commercial farms, and wild beds in Korea. The accumulation and elimination of E. coli and MSBs were compared between ascidians and bivalves (oysters and mussels) during relaying and depuration. E. coli concentrations in ascidians from retail markets ranged between < 20 and 460 most probable number/100 g while MSBs were not detected. E. coli levels in bivalves from commercial farms and wild beds were not significantly different but bacterial levels in ascidians were consistently lower...
November 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159282/ultrafast-direct-electron-transfer-at-organic-semiconductor-and-metal-interfaces
#19
Bo Xiang, Yingmin Li, C Huy Pham, Francesco Paesani, Wei Xiong
The ability to control direct electron transfer can facilitate the development of new molecular electronics, light-harvesting materials, and photocatalysis. However, control of direct electron transfer has been rarely reported, and the molecular conformation-electron dynamics relationships remain unclear. We describe direct electron transfer at buried interfaces between an organic polymer semiconductor film and a gold substrate by observing the first dynamical electric field-induced vibrational sum frequency generation (VSFG)...
November 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158850/mmpp-attenuates-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-growth-by-inhibiting-the-stat3-dna-binding-activity-via-direct-binding-to-the-stat3-dna-binding-domain
#20
Dong Ju Son, Jie Zheng, Yu Yeon Jung, Chul Ju Hwang, Hee Pom Lee, Ju Rang Woo, Song Yi Baek, Young Wan Ham, Min Woong Kang, Minho Shong, Gi Ryang Kweon, Min Jong Song, Jae Kyung Jung, Sang-Bae Han, Bo Yeon Kim, Do Young Yoon, Bu Young Choi, Jin Tae Hong
Rationale: Signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3) plays a pivotal role in cancer biology. Many small-molecule inhibitors that target STAT3 have been developed as potential anticancer drugs. While designing small-molecule inhibitors that target the SH2 domain of STAT3 remains the leading focus for drug discovery, there has been a growing interest in targeting the DNA-binding domain (DBD) of the protein. Methods: We demonstrated the potential antitumor activity of a novel, small-molecule (E)-2-methoxy-4-(3-(4-methoxyphenyl)prop-1-en-1-yl)phenol (MMPP) that directly binds to the DBD of STAT3, in patient-derived non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) xenograft model as well as in NCI-H460 cell xenograft model in nude mice...
2017: Theranostics
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