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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922640/a-novel-spectroscopic-analysis-to-detect-photochemical-reaction-of-the-bronchodilator-doxofylline-and-its-estimation-in-pharmaceutical-formulation
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P Sasi Rekha, S Gunasekaran
Photostability studies of drugs and drug products are an integral part of the product development process in the pharmaceutical industry. These studies are carried out to ensure quality, efficacy and safety of the formulated products during manufacture, storage and use. In this investigation, a novel spectroscopic approach has been adopted by employing the FTIR-ATR and UV/Visible techniques to detect the photochemical reactions of the drug Doxofylline, chemically designated as 7-(1, 3 dioxolane-2-yl methyl) theophylline, in its raw (pure) form...
September 11, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922491/temporal-and-remote-tuning-of-piezophotonic-effect-induced-luminescence-and-color-gamut-via-modulating-magnetic-field
#2
Man-Chung Wong, Li Chen, Gongxun Bai, Long-Biao Huang, Jianhua Hao
Light-emitting materials have been extensively investigated because of their widespread applications in solid-state lighting, displays, sensors, and bioimaging. In these applications, it is highly desirable to achieve tunable luminescence in terms of luminescent intensity and wavelength. Here, a convenient physical approach of temporal and remote tuning of light-emitting wavelength and color is demonstrated, which is greatly different from conventional methods. It is shown that by modulating the frequency of magnetic-field excitation at room temperature, luminescence from the flexible composites of ZnS:Al, Cu phosphors induced by the piezophotonic effect can be tuned in real time and in situ...
September 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922187/novel-histologic-finding-adipose-tissue-is-prevalent-within-penile-tunica-albuginea-and-corpora-cavernosa-an-anatomic-study-of-63-specimens-and-considerations-for-cancer-invasion
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Ingrid M Rodriguez, Martin Cuevas, Arturo Silvero, Sofía Cañete-Portillo, Diego F Sanchez, Jose Barreto, Antonio L Cubilla
Adipose tissue, along with arteries, veins, and peripheral nerves, is a normal constituent of mesenchymal tissues encasing the corpora cavernosa at the level of the penile shaft, variously designated as penile fascia or Bucks fascia. To our knowledge, the presence of fat has not been previously reported within the corpora cavernosa. One or 2 transversal histologic sections at the level of the surgical margin at the shaft of 63 consecutive partial penectomy specimens for squamous cell carcinoma were evaluated...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922111/optimization-of-the-working-conditions-for-magnetic-nanoparticle-enhanced-microwave-diagnostics-of-breast-cancer
#4
Gennaro Bellizzi, Gennaro G Bellizzi, Ovidio M Bucci, Lorenzo Crocco, Marko Helbig, Sebastian Ley, Juergen Sachs
Magnetic nanoparticle-aided microwave imaging is recently gaining an increasing interest as potential tool for breast cancer diagnostics. This is due to the peculiar features of magnetic nanoparticles, which are biocompatible, can be selectively targeted to the tumor and may change their microwave magnetic response when modulated by a polarizing magnetic field. This latter aspect is particularly appealing, as it enables the physical separation of the microwave signal due the malignancy, targeted by the nanoparticles, from that due to healthy tissue...
September 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920815/preliminary-characterization-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-a-captive-population-of-banded-mongooses-mungos-mungo
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Javier López, Joanna Dukes-McEwan, Gabby Drake, Julian Chantrey
Between 2006 and 2015, a high incidence of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) was diagnosed in a captive population of banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) at Chester Zoo, United Kingdom. The aim of this study was to characterize DCM in these mongooses in order to raise awareness of this condition and help inform management and clinical decisions. Prospective clinical assessments, including echocardiography, radiography, and cardiac biomarkers, were carried out in four mongooses remaining in the collection. Radiographs from 15 mature mongooses were reviewed and cardiac size and metrics assessed...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920813/mycobacteriosis-in-captive-psittacines-a-brief-review-and-case-series-in-common-companion-species-eclectus-roratus-amazona-oratrix-and-pionites-melanocephala
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Anna Elizabeth McRee, Christine T Higbie, Javier G Nevarez, Nathalie T Rademacher, Thomas N Tully
In 2015, three psittacines were presented within 30 days, each with differing clinical signs and patient histories. A 13-yr-old male eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus) was presented for weakness, depression, and acute anorexia. On presentation it was determined to have a heart murmur, severely elevated white blood cell count (93.9 10(3)/μl) with a left shift (2.8 10(3)/μl bands), and anemia (30%). Severe hepatomegaly was noted on radiographs, ultrasonography, and computed tomography. A cytological sample of the liver obtained through a fine needle aspirate revealed intracellular acid-fast bacilli identified as Mycobacterium avium...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920701/absence-of-a-band-gap-at-the-interface-of-a-metal-and-highly-doped-monolayer-mos2
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Alexander Kerelsky, Ankur Nipane, Drew Edelberg, Dennis Wang, Xiaodong Zhou, Abdollah Motmaendadgar, Hui Gao, Saien Xie, Kibum Kang, Jiwoong Park, James Teherani, Abhay Pasupathy
High quality electrical contact to semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) such as MoS2 is key to unlocking their unique electronic and optoelectronic properties for fundamental research and device applications. Despite extensive experimental and theoretical efforts reliable ohmic contact to doped TMDCs remains elusive and would benefit from a better understanding of the underlying physics of the metal-TMDC interface. Here we present measurements of the atomic-scale energy band diagram of junctions between various metals and heavily doped monolayer MoS2 using ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy (UHV-STM)...
September 18, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920580/sandwiched-zno-au-cds-nanorod-arrays-with-enhanced-visible-light-driven-photocatalytical-performance
#8
Shoutian Ren, Yingying Wang, Guanghua Fan, Renxi Gao, Wenjun Liu
The development of high-performance photocatalysts is central to take advantage of solar energy to overcome environmental and energy crises. Integrating different functional materials artfully into nanostructures can acquire more efficient photocatalytic activity. Here sandwiched ZnO@Au@CdS nanorod films were synthesized via successive ZnO nanorod electrodeposition, Au sputtering and CdS electrodeposition. The as-synthesized composites were characterized by UV-vis spectrophotometer, x-ray diffractometer, scanning and transmission electron microscopy...
September 18, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919949/first-report-of-b-chromosomes-in-three-neotropical-thorny-catfishes-siluriformes-doradidae
#9
Fábio Hiroshi Takagui, Ana Lucia Dias, José Luís Olivan Birindelli, Ana Claudia Swarça, Renata da Rosa, Roberto Laridondo Lui, Alberto Sergio Fenocchio, Lucia Giuliano-Caetano
The family Doradidae (Siluriformes) is an important group of fishes endemic to freshwater ecosystems in South America. Some cytogenetic studies have been conducted focused on the group; however, there are no reports on the occurrence of B chromosomes for the family. In this paper the chromosomal characteristics of Platydoras armatulus (Valenciennes, 1840), Pterodoras granulosus (Valenciennes, 1821) and Ossancora punctata (Kner, 1855) were investigated through classical cytogenetics approaches. The conventional staining reveals 2n=58 in Platydoras armatulus and Pterodoras granulosus, however with distinct karyotypic formulae, possibly originated by pericentric inversions...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919890/pathobiomes-differ-between-two-diseases-affecting-reef-building-coralline-algae
#10
Anne-Leila Meistertzheim, Maggy M Nugues, Gaëlle Quéré, Pierre E Galand
Crustose coralline algae (CCA) are major benthic calcifiers that play crucial roles in coral reef ecosystems. Two diseases affecting CCA have recently been investigated: coralline white band syndrome (CWBS) and coralline white patch disease (CWPD). These diseases can trigger major losses in CCA cover on tropical coral reefs, but their causative agents remain unknown. Here, we provide data from the first investigation of the bacterial communities associated with healthy and diseased CCA tissues. We show that Neogoniolithon mamillare diseased tissues had distinct microbial communities compared to healthy tissues and demonstrate that CWBS and CWPD were associated with different pathobiomes, indicating that they had different disease causations...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919607/impact-of-adrenocortical-insufficiency-on-clinical-parameters-in-haemodynamically-stable-cirrhotic-patients-with-ascites
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H Ahmed, M R Karim, R K Paul, M Chowdhury, M S Alam, A Saha, F Rahman, M A Rouf
Cirrhosis has many complications regardless of the aetiology. Complications include splenomegaly, ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatorenal syndrome and hepatocellular carcinoma and also linked to abnormalities in the endocrine system, including abnormal sex hormone metabolism, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, and, most recently identified, adrenal insufficiency. This prospective cohort study was done to evaluate the impact of adrenocortical insufficiency on clinical parameters in haemodynamically stable cirrhotic patients with ascites and had been performed at the inpatient of GHPD Department, BIRDEM, Dhaka, Bangladesh from April 2011 to March 2012...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919331/production-and-characterization-of-monoclonal-antibodies-against-cathepsin-b-and-cathepsin-b-like-proteins-of-naegleria-fowleri
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Gi-Sang Seong, Hae-Jin Sohn, Heekyoung Kang, Ga-Eun Seo, Jong-Hyun Kim, Ho-Joon Shin
Naegleria fowleri causes fatal primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in humans and experimental animals. In previous studies, cathepsin B (nfcpb) and cathepsin B-like (nfcpb-L) genes of N. fowleri were cloned, and it was suggested that refolding rNfCPB and rNfCPB-L proteins could play important roles in host tissue invasion, immune response evasion and nutrient uptake. In this study, we produced anti-NfCPB and anti-NfCPB-L monoclonal antibodies (McAb) using a cell fusion technique, and observed their immunological characteristics...
September 14, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918374/a-general-strategy-to-fabricate-photonic-crystal-heterostructure-with-programmed-photonic-stopband
#13
Lijing Zhang, Bofan Liu, Jie Wang, Shengyang Tao, Qingfeng Yan
In this paper, we present a general fabrication strategy to achieve the structure control and the flexible photonic stop band regulation of (2+1) D photonic crystal heterostructures (PCHs) by layer-by-layer depositing the annealed colloidal crystal monolayers of different sphere size. The optical properties of the resulting (2+1) DPCHs with different lattice constants were systematically studied and a universal photonic stopband variation rule was proposed, which makes it possible to program any kind of stopband structure as required, such as dual- or multi-stopbands PCH and ultra-wide stopband PCH...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918128/whole-network-temporal-and-parietal-lobe-contributions-to-the-earliest-phases-of-language-production
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Alessandro Principe, Marco Calabria, Adrià Tauste Campo, Josephine Cruzat, Gerardo Conesa, Albert Costa, Rodrigo Rocamora
We investigated whether it is possible to study the network dynamics and the anatomical regions involved in the earliest moments of picture naming by using invasive electroencephalogram (EEG) traces to predict naming errors. Four right-handed participants with focal epilepsy explored with extensive stereotactic implant montages that recorded temporal, parietal and occipital regions -in two patients of both hemispheres-named a total of 228 black and white pictures in three different sessions recorded in different days...
August 24, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917785/fluorescence-quenching-based-alkaline-phosphatase-activity-detection
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Yaqi Mei, Qiong Hu, Baojing Zhou, Yonghui Zhang, Minhui He, Ting Xu, Feng Li, Jinming Kong
Simple and fast detection of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity is of great importance for diagnostic and analytical applications. In this work, we report a turn-off approach for the real-time detection of ALP activity on the basis of the charge transfer induced fluorescence quenching of the Cu(BCDS)2(2-) (BCDS = bathocuproine disulfonate) probe. Initially, ALP can enzymatically hydrolyze the substrate ascorbic acid 2-phosphate to release ascorbic acid (AA). Subsequently, the AA-mediated reduction of the Cu(BCDS)2(2-) probe, which displays an intense photoluminescence band at the wavelength of 402nm, leads to the static quenching of fluorescence of the probe as a result of charge transfer...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916438/analytical-sensitivity-and-diagnostic-performance-of-serum-protein-electrophoresis-on-the-hydragel-30-protein-e-%C3%AE-1-%C3%AE-2-sebia-hydrasys-system
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Albert K Y Tsui, Dylan Thomas, Alison Hunt, Mathew Estey, Cathy-Lou Christensen, Trefor Higgins, Irwindeep Sandhu, Karina Rodriguez-Capote
BACKGROUND: Serum protein electrophoresis (SPE) and immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE) are used in the diagnosis and monitoring of plasma cell dyscrasias. IFE is considered the most sensitive method for the detection of monoclonal proteins (M-proteins), but it is not quantitative. The goal of this study was to establish the analytical sensitivity and diagnostic performance of SPE on the Sebia Hydrasys using HYDRAGEL 30 PROTEIN(E) β1-β2. METHODOLOGY: Patient sera with a previously identified M-protein (IgG, IgA or IgM) were serially diluted with a normal serum pool and electrophoresed on the Sebia Hydrasys using HYDRAGEL 30 PROTEIN(E) β1-β2...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915917/translocation-of-molecular-chaperones-to-the-titin-springs-is-common-in-skeletal-myopathy-patients-and-affects-sarcomere-function
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Andreas Unger, Lisa Beckendorf, Pierre Böhme, Rudolf Kley, Marion von Frieling-Salewsky, Hanns Lochmüller, Rolf Schröder, Dieter O Fürst, Matthias Vorgerd, Wolfgang A Linke
Myopathies encompass a wide variety of acquired and hereditary disorders. The pathomechanisms include structural and functional changes affecting, e.g., myofiber metabolism and contractile properties. In this study, we observed increased passive tension (PT) of skinned myofibers from patients with myofibrillar myopathy (MFM) caused by FLNC mutations (MFM-filaminopathy) and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type-2A due to CAPN3 mutations (LGMD2A), compared to healthy control myofibers. Because the giant protein titin determines myofiber PT, we measured its molecular size and the titin-to-myosin ratio, but found no differences between myopathies and controls...
September 15, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915765/the-parameter-uncertainty-inflation-fallacy
#18
Pascal Pernot
Statistical estimation of the prediction uncertainty of physical models is typically hindered by the inadequacy of these models due to various approximations they are built upon. The prediction errors caused by model inadequacy can be handled either by correcting the model's results or by adapting the model's parameter uncertainty to generate prediction uncertainties representative, in a way to be defined, of model inadequacy errors. The main advantage of the latter approach (thereafter called PUI, for Parameter Uncertainty Inflation) is its transferability to the prediction of other quantities of interest based on the same parameters...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915607/coal-tar-pitch-extract-could-induce-chromosomal-instability-of-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells-mediated-by-spindle-checkpoint-related-proteins
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Peng Zhang, Zhitao Li, Na Wang, Guangcai Duan, Wei Wang, Yanming Feng, Yong Zhao, Lixia Wang, Hansong Zhu, Qiao Zhang, Xiaozhuan Liu, Weidong Wu, Yongjun Wu, Wu Yao, Jing Wang, Yiming Wu, Feifei Feng
Coal tar pitch (CTP) is a byproduct of coal tar distillation. The workers working with coal tar or in aluminum smelters, potrooms and carbon plants have the opportunities of exposing to coal tar pitch volatiles. Coal tar pitches from which polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) originate have been shown to exhibit lung carcinogenicity in humans. Chromosomal instability (CIN) is a mechanism in carcinogenesis, however, whether CIN is involved in coal tar pitch-induced lung cancer remains elusive. In this present study, human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) were first exposed to coal tar pitch extracts (CTPE) to induce a malignant transformation model...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914901/interaction-of-surface-plasmon-polaritons-and-acoustic-waves-inside-an-acoustic-cavity
#20
Nikolai Khokhlov, Grigoriy Knyazev, Boris Glavin, Yakov Shtykov, Oleg Romanov, Vladimir Belotelov
In this Letter, we introduce an approach for manipulation of active plasmon polaritons via acoustic waves at sub-terahertz frequency range. The acoustic structures considered are designed as phononic Fabry-Perot microresonators where mirrors are presented with an acoustic superlattice and the structure's surface, and a plasmonic grating is placed on top of the acoustic cavity so formed. It provides phonon localization in the vicinity of the plasmonic grating at frequencies within the phononic stop band enhancing phonon-light interaction...
September 15, 2017: Optics Letters
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