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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550784/high-resolution-analyses-reveal-structural-diversity-patterns-of-microbial-communities-in-chromite-ore-processing-residue-copr-contaminated-soils
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Xiaobo Min, Yangyang Wang, Liyuan Chai, Zhihui Yang, Qi Liao
To explore how heavy metal contamination in Chromite Ore Processing Residue (COPR) disposal sites determine the dissimilarities of indigenous microbial communities, 16S rRNA gene MiSeq sequencing and advanced statistical methods were applied. 13 soil samples were collected from three COPR disposal sites in Mouding of southwestern, Shangnan of northwestern and Yima of central China. The results of analyses of variance (ANOVA), similarities (ANOSIM), and non-metric multidimensional scaling (NMDS) showed that the structural diversity of the microbial communities in the samples with high total chromium (Cr) content (more than 300 mg kg(-1); High group) were significantly lesser than in the Low group (less than 90 mg kg(-1)) regardless of their geographical distribution...
May 21, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550774/thermo-mechanical-fractionation-of-yellow-poplar-sawdust-with-a-low-reaction-severity-using-continuous-twin-screw-driven-reactor-for-high-hemicellulosic-sugar-recovery
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Won Il Choi, Hyun Jin Ryu, Seong Ju Kim, Kyeong Keun Oh
Yellow poplar sawdust (YPS), a wood waste that can be easily collected from a local furniture factory, was fractionated using continuous twin screw-driven reactor for high hemicellulosic sugar recovery. The highest total sugar yields were attained under the following conditions: a barrel temperature of 127°C, sulfuric acid concentration of 0.8wt%, liquid feeding rate of 25mL/min, solid feeding rate of 2.0g/min, screw rotation speed of 25rpm, and residence time of 14.5min. The glucan and hemicellulose contents of the CTSR-fractionated YPS were 47...
May 18, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550760/exercise-training-ameliorates-matrix-metalloproteinases-2-and-9-messenger-rna-expression-and-mitigates-adverse-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Flávio S Silva, Raul H Bortolin, Diego N Araújo, Dáfiny E S Marques, João Paulo M S Lima, Adriana A Rezende, Wouber H B Vieira, Naisandra B Silva, Karina C P Medeiros, Paul W Ackermann, Bento J Abreu, Fernando A L Dias
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate whether exercise training (ExT) would ameliorate expression of key genes for myocardial morphostructure and mitigate adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling in experimental type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS AND RESULTS: Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: sedentary control (SC, n=9), trained control (TC, n=13), sedentary diabetic (SD, n=20), and trained diabetic (TD, n=17). T1D was induced by 40 mg/kg streptozotocin (single dose, i...
May 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550741/exploring-syndrome-differentiation-using-non-negative-matrix-factorization-and-cluster-analysis-in-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis
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Younghee Yun, Wonmo Jung, Hyunho Kim, Bo-Hyoung Jang, Min-Hee Kim, Jiseong Noh, Seong-Gyu Ko, Inhwa Choi
Syndrome differentiation (SD) results in a diagnostic conclusion based on a cluster of concurrent symptoms and signs, including pulse form and tongue color. In Korea, there is a strong interest in the standardization of Traditional Medicine (TM). In order to standardize TM treatment, standardization of SD should be given priority. The aim of this study was to explore the SD, or symptom clusters, of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) using non-negative factorization methods and k-means clustering analysis...
May 22, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550734/pterostilbene-alleviates-polymicrobial-sepsis-induced-liver-injury-possible-role-of-sirt1-signaling
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Xiaojing Liu, Xueliang Yang, Lingna Han, Feng Ye, Min Liu, Wanhu Fan, Kai Zhang, Ying Kong, Jian Zhang, Lei Shi, Yunru Chen, Xi Zhang, Shumei Lin
Liver injury occurs frequently during sepsis. Pterostilbene (Pte), a natural dimethylated analog of resveratrol from blueberries, exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects in various diseases. However, the role of Pte in sepsis-induced liver injury and its underlying mechanisms remain unknown. The current study aimed to evaluate the protective effects of Pte on sepsis-induced liver injury and its potential mechanisms. Sepsis was induced using cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) in C57BL/6 mice. Mice were administered Pte (5, 10, 15mg/kg, i...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550650/single-breath-hold-3-d-cine-imaging-of-the-left-ventricle-using-cartesian-sampling
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Jens Wetzl, Michaela Schmidt, François Pontana, Benjamin Longère, Felix Lugauer, Andreas Maier, Joachim Hornegger, Christoph Forman
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to evaluate a single-breath-hold approach for Cartesian 3-D CINE imaging of the left ventricle with a nearly isotropic resolution of [Formula: see text] and a breath-hold duration of [Formula: see text]19 s against a standard stack of 2-D CINE slices acquired in multiple breath-holds. Validation is performed with data sets from ten healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Cartesian sampling pattern based on the spiral phyllotaxis and a compressed sensing reconstruction method are proposed to allow 3-D CINE imaging with high acceleration factors...
May 26, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550644/high-genetic-diversity-of-giardia-duodenalis-assemblage-e-in-pre-weaned-dairy-calves-in-shanghai-china-revealed-by-multilocus-genotyping
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Xiaolan Wang, Min Cai, Wen Jiang, Yuping Wang, Yue Jin, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Yaoyu Feng, Lihua Xiao
Giardia duodenalis is a common parasitic protozoan in human and animals. Epidemiological and molecular data are available from dairy cattle in many industrialized countries, but information on genetic diversity at multiple genetic loci is limited, especially in pre-weaned dairy calves. In this study, 818 fecal specimens were collected from five dairy cattle farms located in suburbs of Shanghai, China, with two to five samplings per farm. G. duodenalis assemblages and subtypes were determined using multilocus genotyping (MLG) at the β-giardin (bg), glutamate dehydrogenase (gdh), and triosephosphate isomerase (tpi) loci...
May 26, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550642/post-heroin-dose-tissue-distribution-of-6-monoacetylmorphine-6-mam-with-maldi-imaging
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Belin G Teklezgi, Annapurna Pamreddy, Sooraj Baijnath, Nirmala D Gopal, Tricia Naicker, Hendrik G Kruger, Thavendran Govender
Heroin is an illicit opioid drug which is commonly abused and leads to dependence and addiction. Heroin is considered a pro-drug and is rapidly converted to its major active metabolite 6-monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM) which mediates euphoria and reward through the stimulation of opioid receptors in the brain. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution and localization of 6-MAM in the healthy Sprague Dawley rat brain following intraperitoneal (i.p) administration of heroin (10 mg/kg), using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometric imaging (MALDI-MSI), in combination with quantification via liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550632/optimization-of-palm-oil-mill-sludge-biochar-preparation-for-sulfur-dioxide-removal
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Nursashabila Iberahim, Sumathi Sethupathi, Mohammed J K Bashir
In this study, palm oil mill sludge was used as a precursor to prepare biochar using conventional pyrolysis. Palm oil mill sludge biochar (POSB) was prepared at different preparation variables, i.e., heating temperature (300-800 °C), heating rate (10-20 °C/min) and holding time (60-120 min). The prepared biochars were tested for sulfur dioxide (SO2) adsorption in a fixed bed reactor using 300 ppm of SO2 gas at 300 ml/min (with N2 gas as balance). Response surface central composite experimental design was used to optimize the production of biochar versus SO2 removal...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550606/renal-injury-in-pediatric-anorexia-nervosa-a-retrospective-study
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Chantal Stheneur, Sebastien J Bergeron, Jean-Yves Frappier, Olivier Jamoulle, Danielle Taddeo, Marc Sznajder, Anne-Laure Lapeyraque
PURPOSE: Although primarily a mental health disorder, anorexia nervosa (AN) has many physical consequences. Among them, the consequences on kidney function are often underestimated. We evaluated renal function in adolescent AN inpatients and investigated the correlation between the GFR and intrinsic patient characteristics. METHODS: A single-center retrospective study was conducted on 51 patients hospitalized for the restrictive type of AN in 2013. Data were divided into: (1) medical history of AN; (2) growth parameters and vital signs upon admission; and (3) blood tests...
May 26, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550530/rtms-ameliorates-ptsd-symptoms-in-rats-by-enhancing-glutamate-transmission-and-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-acc-via-the-pten-akt-signalling-pathway
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Gaohua Liu, Dayun Feng, Jian Wang, Haifeng Zhang, Zhengwu Peng, Min Cai, Jing Yang, Ruiguo Zhang, Huaning Wang, Shengxi Wu, Qingrong Tan
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a novel physiological therapy that has been adopted to clinically treat psychiatric disorders. Our previous study indicated the potential therapeutic effect of rTMS on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the exact molecular mechanism is elusive. Currently, using the single prolonged stress (SPS) rat model for PTSD, we investigated the glutamatergic transmission and neural plasticity changes in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) after SPS induction and explored the protective effects and mechanism of rTMS treatment...
May 26, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550471/blood-lactate-accumulation-decreases-during-the-slow-component-of-oxygen-uptake-without-a-decrease-in-muscular-efficiency
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J M O'Connell, J M Weir, B R MacIntosh
Pulmonary oxygen uptake ([Formula: see text]) slowly increases during exercise above the anaerobic threshold, and this increase is called the slow component of [Formula: see text]. The mechanism of the increase in [Formula: see text] is assumed to be due to increasing energy cost associated with increasingly inefficient muscle contraction. We hypothesized that the increase in [Formula: see text] would be accompanied by a constant or increasing rate of accumulation of blood lactate, indicating sustained anaerobic metabolism while [Formula: see text] increased...
May 26, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550470/hormonal-and-morphological-changes-during-seed-development-of-cypripedium-japonicum
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Xiaona Yan, Min Tian, Fen Liu, Caixia Wang, Ying Zhang
With the goal of evaluating the factors that may be influencing the reproductive success of an endangered, terrestrial orchid Cypripedium japonicum Thunb., the anatomical and morphological characteristics of seed development were assessed, as were the levels of endogenous hormones to investigate the possible relationship between hormones and seed development. The results showed that morphological characteristics of seeds were changing from milky white and filiform to brown and fusiform. The development of ovule that initiated on the fertile valves only began after pollination, and a mature embryo sac was produced at 40 days after pollination (DAP)...
May 27, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550452/evaluation-of-long-term-outcomes-of-microsatellite-instability-status-in-an-asian-cohort-of-sporadic-colorectal-cancers
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Winson Jianhong Tan, Julie Liana Hamzah, Sanchalika Acharyya, Fung Joon Foo, Kiat Hon Lim, Iain Bee Huat Tan, Choong Leong Tang, Min Hoe Chew
PURPOSE: Microsatellite instability in colorectal cancer (CRC) and its long-term outcomes remains poorly studied in Asians. We investigate the prognostic significance of microsatellite instability in an Asian population and assess its clinical impact in patients who undergo adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: Six hundred fifty-four consecutive CRC patients who underwent surgical resection between January 2010 and December 2012 were recruited. Survival was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier approach...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550435/lymph-node-retrieval-is-inferior-in-the-modified-merendino-resection-for-early-barrett-s-carcinoma-a-matched-pair-comparison-with-ivor-lewis-resection
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Thomas Haist, Markus Mann, Christina Oetzmann von Sochaczewski, Michael Pauthner, Annette Fisseler-Eckhoff, Dietmar Lorenz
AIM OF THE STUDY: A matched-pair comparison between the modified Merendino resection (MER) and Ivor Lewis resection (ILR) for early Barrett's carcinoma. BACKGROUND: Early adenocarcinoma of the esophagus (eACE) with positive risk factors for lymph node metastasis (LNM) needs surgery for cure. MER appeared to be an alternative to ILR. METHODS: Between July 2000 and July 2012, 156 patients with high-grade dysplasia or eACE received ILR, whereas in 30 cases MER was performed in a tertiary care center for GI Surgery...
May 26, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550388/antibodies-against-linear-epitopes-on-goodpasture-autoantigen-in-patients-with-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
#16
Xiao-Yu Jia, Jun-Tao Yu, Shui-Yi Hu, Jian-Nan Li, Miao Wang, Chen Wang, Min Chen, Zhao Cui, Ming-Hui Zhao
In a substantial number of patients with crescentic glomerulonephritis, both anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibodies and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are detected simultaneously. ANCA is presumed to be the initial event but the mechanism is unknown. In the present study, we investigated the antibodies against linear epitopes on Goodpasture autoantigen in sera from patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis, aiming to reveal the mechanisms of the coexistence of the two kinds of autoantibodies...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550366/minimally-invasive-resection-of-adrenal-masses-in-infants-and-children-results-of-a-european-multi-center-survey
#17
Francesco Fascetti-Leon, Giovanni Scotton, Luca Pio, Raimundo Beltrà, Paolo Caione, Ciro Esposito, Girolamo Mattioli, Amulya K Saxena, Sabine Sarnaki, Piergiorgio Gamba
BACKGROUND: Minimal access adrenal surgery (MAAS) for adrenal pathologies is the standard for many pediatric surgical centers. However, the literature offers few reports and minimal evidence from small case series. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of pediatric MAAS through a multi-center data analysis. METHOD: Pediatric patients who underwent MAAS between January 2002 and December 2013 were retrospectively included. Data analysis was conducted using Spss software (Welch's t-test, X-square, Fisher tests, multiple regression model)...
May 26, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550285/scale-integrated-network-hubs-of-the-white-matter-structural-network
#18
Hunki Kwon, Yong-Ho Choi, Sang Won Seo, Jong-Min Lee
The 'human connectome' concept has been proposed to significantly increase our understanding of how functional brain states emerge from their underlying structural substrates. Especially, the network hub has been considered one of the most important topological properties to interpret a network as a complex system. However, previous structural brain connectome studies have reported network hub regions based on various nodal resolutions. We hypothesized that brain network hubs should be determined considering various nodal scales in a certain range...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550245/amyloid-burden-in-obstructive-sleep%C3%A2-apnea
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Chang-Ho Yun, Ho-Young Lee, Seung Ku Lee, Hyun Kim, Hyung Suk Seo, Seong Ae Bang, Sang Eun Kim, Douglas N Greve, Rhoda Au, Chol Shin, Robert J Thomas
To test the hypothesis that excessive amyloid deposition is a biological link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and Alzheimer's disease, we determined whether OSA increases cerebral amyloid burden, relative to controls, using Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB) PET imaging. The subjects were adult participants (age 50-65 years) from the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study. Polysomnography, brain MRI including 3D images, and a detailed neuro-cognitive function test battery were done in 2011-2012. Nineteen OSA subjects (Apnea-Hypopnea Index [AHI] ≥15/h, 21...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550178/severity-of-structural-and-functional-right-ventricular-remodeling-depends-on-training-load-in-an-experimental-model-of-endurance-exercise
#20
Maria Sanz-de la Garza, Cira Rubies, Montserrat Batlle, Bart Bijnens, Lluís Mont, Marta Sitges, Eduard Guasch
An arrhythmogenic right ventricle (RV) remodeling has been reported in response to regular training, but it remains unclear how exercise intensity affects the presence and extent of such remodeling. We aimed at assessing the relationship between RV remodeling and exercise load in a long-term endurance training model. Wistar rats were conditioned to run at moderate (MOD, 45 min, 30cm/s) or intense (INT, 60 min, 60cm/s) workloads for 16 weeks; sedentary rats (SED) served as controls. Cardiac remodeling was assessed with standard echocardiographic and tissue Doppler techniques, sensor-tip pressure catheters and pressure-volume loop analyses...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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