keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

DENSE

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454054/genomic-perspectives-of-spider-silk-genes-through-target-capture-sequencing-conservation-of-stabilization-mechanisms-and-homology-based-structural-models-of-spidroin-terminal-regions
#1
Matthew A Collin, Thomas H Clarke, Nadia A Ayoub, Cheryl Y Hayashi
A powerful system for studying protein aggregation, particularly rapid self-assembly, is spider silk. Spider silks are proteinaceous and silk proteins are synthesized and stored within silk glands as liquid dope. As needed, liquid dope is near-instantaneously transformed into solid fibers or viscous adhesives. The dominant constituents of silks are spidroins (spider fibroins) and their terminal domains are vital for the tight control of silk self-assembly. To better understand spidroin termini, we used target capture and deep sequencing to identify spidroin gene sequences from six species representing the araneoid families of Araneidae, Nephilidae, and Theridiidae...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453513/simultaneous-cell-disruption-and-lipid-extraction-of-wet-aurantiochytrium-sp-krs101-using-a-high-shear-mixer
#2
Minsoo Kwak, Seul Gi Kang, Won-Kyung Hong, Jong-In Han, Yong Keun Chang
Microalgae are regarded as a promising source of biofuels, and the concept of a microalgae-based biorefinery has attracted increasing attention in recent years. From an economic perspective, however, the process remains far from competitive with fossil fuels. This is particularly true of lipid extraction, due in part to the energy-intensive drying step. As a result, wet extraction methods have been studied as an economic alternative. In the present study, a novel extraction approach which utilizes high shear stress mixing was adopted and demonstrated for simultaneous lipid extraction and cell disruption to enable the retrieval of lipids directly from concentrated wet biomass...
February 16, 2018: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453419/a-randomized-controlled-study-of-a-consent-intervention-for-participating-in-an-nih-genome-sequencing-study
#3
Erin Turbitt, Paola P Chrysostomou, Holly L Peay, Alexis R Heidlebaugh, Lawrence M Nelson, Barbara B Biesecker
To make an informed choice to participate in a genome sequencing study that may yield primary and secondary findings, one understands relevant information in the context of personal values. Consent forms to enroll in a sequencing study can be long and complex. The efficacy of the professional encounter to consider the information contained in the consent form and make an informed choice is unknown. Women diagnosed with primary ovarian insufficiency and eligible for a sequencing study were randomized to participate in one of two encounters with a genetic counselor: a consent intervention using a lower literacy, less dense form or a standard consent encounter...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453407/neovasculature-can-be-induced-by-patching-an-arterial-graft-into-a-vein-a-novel-in-vivo-model-of-spontaneous-arteriovenous-fistula-formation
#4
Yukinobu Ito, Makoto Yoshida, Daichi Maeda, Masato Takahashi, Hiroshi Nanjo, Hirotake Masuda, Akiteru Goto
Arteriovenous malformations consist of tangles of arteries and veins that are often connected by a fistula. The causes and mechanisms of these clinical entities are not fully understood. We discovered that suturing an arterial patch into the common jugular vein of rabbits led to spontaneous neovascularization, the formation of an arteriovenous fistula and the development of an arteriovenous shunt. An arterial patch excised from the common carotid artery was sutured into the common jugular vein. Within a month, a dense nidus-like neovasculature formed around the patch...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453390/birds-and-beans-comparing-avian-richness-and-endemism-in-arabica-and-robusta-agroforests-in-india-s-western-ghats
#5
Charlotte H Chang, Krithi K Karanth, Paul Robbins
Coffee is a major tropical commodity crop that can provide supplementary habitat for native wildlife. In Asia, coffee production is an increasingly important driver of landscape transformation and shifts between different coffee species is a major dimension of agroforestry trends. Yet few studies have compared the ecological impacts of conversion between different coffee species. We evaluated whether or not the two species of coffee grown globally-Coffea arabica and C. canephora (denoted "robusta")-had equivalent avian conservation value in the Western Ghats, India, where robusta production has become increasingly dominant...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453083/nonuniform-sampling-by-quantiles
#6
D Levi Craft, Reilly E Sonstrom, Virginia G Rovnyak, David Rovnyak
A flexible strategy for choosing samples nonuniformly from a Nyquist grid using the concept of statistical quantiles is presented for broad classes of NMR experimentation. Quantile-directed scheduling is intuitive and flexible for any weighting function, promotes reproducibility and seed independence, and is generalizable to multiple dimensions. In brief, weighting functions are divided into regions of equal probability, which define the samples to be acquired. Quantile scheduling therefore achieves close adherence to a probability distribution function, thereby minimizing gaps for any given degree of subsampling of the Nyquist grid...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452560/health-care-efficiencies-consolidation-and-alternative-models-vs-health-care-and-antitrust-regulation-irreconcilable-differences
#7
Michael W King
Despite the U.S. substantially outspending peer high income nations with almost 18% of GDP dedicated to health care, on any number of statistical measurements from life expectancy to birth rates to chronic disease, 1 the U.S. achieves inferior health outcomes. In short, Americans receive a very disappointing return on investment on their health care dollars, causing economic and social strain. 2 Accordingly, the debates rage on: what is the top driver of health care spending? Among the culprits: poor communication and coordination among disparate providers, paperwork required by payors and regulations, well-intentioned physicians overprescribing treatments, drugs and devices, outright fraud and abuse, and medical malpractice litigation...
November 2017: American Journal of Law & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452273/3d-bioprinted-functional-and-contractile-cardiac-tissue-constructs
#8
Zhan Wang, Sang Jin Lee, Heng-Jie Cheng, James J Yoo, Anthony Atala
Bioengineering of a functional cardiac tissue composed of primary cardiomyocytes has great potential for myocardial regeneration and in vitro tissue modeling. However, its applications remain limited because the cardiac tissue is a highly organized structure with unique physiologic, biomechanical, and electrical properties. In this study, we undertook a proof-of-concept study to develop a contractile cardiac tissue with cellular organization, uniformity, and scalability by using three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting strategy...
February 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452238/human-adipose-tissue-derived-stromal-cells-in-combination-with-exogenous-stimuli-facilitate-three-dimensional-network-formation-of-human-endothelial-cells-derived-from-various-sources
#9
Dominique Manikowski, Birgit Andrée, Esther Samper, Clémence Saint-Marc, Ruth Olmer, Peter Vogt, Sarah Strauß, Axel Haverich, Andres Hilfiker
In natural tissues, the nutrition of cells and removal of waste products is facilitated by a dense capillary network which is generated during development. This perfusion system is also indispensable for tissue formation in vitro. Nutrition depending solely on diffusion is not sufficient to generate tissues of clinically relevant dimensions, which is a core aim in tissue engineering research. In this study, the establishment of a vascular network was investigated in a self-assembling approach employing endothelial and mural cells...
February 13, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452235/improved-strength-of-silk-fibers-in-bombyx-mori-trimolters-induced-by-an-anti-juvenile-hormone-compound
#10
Kaiyu Guo, Zhaoming Dong, Yan Zhang, Dandan Wang, Muya Tang, Xiaolu Zhang, Qingyou Xia, Ping Zhao
BACKGROUND: Bombyx mori silk fibers with thin diameters have advantages of lightness and crease-resistance. Many studies have used anti-juvenile hormones to induce trimolters in order to generate thin silk; however, there has been comparatively little analysis of the morphology, structure and mechanical properties of trimolter silk. METHODS: This study induced two kinds of trimolters by appling topically anti-juvenile hormones and obtained thin diameter silk. Scanning electron microscope (SEM), FTIR analysis, tensile mechanical testing, chitin staining were used to reveal that the morphology, conformation and mechanical property of the trimolter silk...
February 13, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451846/link-between-the-adult-and-the-metacercaria-of-clinostomum-heluans-braun-1899-trematoda-clinostomidae-through-dna-sequences-and-its-phylogenetic-position-within-the-genus-clinostomum-leidy-1856
#11
Rosario Briosio-Aguilar, Hudson Alves Pinto, Maria Amparo Rodríguez-Santiago, Karina López-García, Martin Garcia-Varela, Gerardo Perez-Ponce de Leon
The phylogenetic position of Clinostomum heluans Braun, 1899 within the genus Clinostomum Leidy, 1856 is reported in this study based on sequences of the barcoding region of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene (COX1). Additionally, molecular data are used to link the adult and the metacercariae of the species. The metacercariae of C. heluans were found encysted infecting the cichlid fish Australoheros sp. in Minas Gerais, Brazil, whereas the adults were obtained from the mouth cavity of the Great White egret Ardea alba, in Campeche, Mexico...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451770/thermodynamic-and-kinetic-effects-in-the-crystallization-of-metal-organic-frameworks
#12
Anthony K Cheetham, G Kieslich, H H-M Yeung
The evolution of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) has been one of the most exciting aspects of materials chemistry over the last 20 years. In this Account, we discuss the development during this period in our understanding of the factors that control the crystallization of MOFs from solution. Both classical porous MOFs and dense MOF phases are considered. This is an opportune time at which to examine this complex area because the experimental tools now available to interrogate crystallization processes have matured significantly in the last 5 years, particularly with the use of in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction...
February 16, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451421/bionanocomposite-scaffolds-based-on-chitosan-gelatin-and-nanodimensional-bioactive-glass-particles-in-vitro-properties-and-in-vivo-bone-regeneration
#13
Cristian Covarrubias, Monserrat Cádiz, Miguel Maureira, Isabel Celhay, Felipe Cuadra, Alfredo von Marttens
Bone repair bionanocomposite scaffolds were produced by incorporating dense bioactive glass nanoparticles or mesoporous bioactive glass nanospheres into a chitosan-gelatin polymer blend. The in vitro bioactivity of the scaffolds was assessed in simulated body fluid, and cell viability and osteogenic differentiation assays were performed with dental pulp stem cells. Bone regeneration properties of the scaffold materials were in vivo assessed by using a critical-sized femoral defect model in rat. The scaffold nanocomposites showed excellent cytocompatibility and ability to accelerate the crystallization of bone-like apatite in vitro...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451395/determining-the-consistency-of-resolved-triplets-and-fan-triplets
#14
Jesper Jansson, Andrzej Lingas, Ramesh Rajaby, Wing-Kin Sung
The [Formula: see text] Consistency problem takes as input two sets [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] of resolved triplets and two sets [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] of fan triplets, and asks for a distinctly leaf-labeled tree that contains all elements in [Formula: see text] and no elements in [Formula: see text] as embedded subtrees, if such a tree exists. This article presents a detailed characterization of how the computational complexity of the problem changes under various restrictions...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Computational Biology: a Journal of Computational Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450413/polyelectrolyte-scaling-laws-for-microgel-yielding-near-jamming
#15
Tapomoy Bhattacharjee, Christopher P Kabb, Christopher S O'Bryan, Juan M Urueña, Brent S Sumerlin, W Gregory Sawyer, Thomas E Angelini
Micro-scale hydrogel particles, known as microgels, are used in industry to control the rheology of numerous different products, and are also used in experimental research to study the origins of jamming and glassy behavior in soft-sphere model systems. At the macro-scale, the rheological behaviour of densely packed microgels has been thoroughly characterized; at the particle-scale, careful investigations of jamming, yielding, and glassy-dynamics have been performed through experiment, theory, and simulation...
February 16, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450409/microstructurally-anchored-cardiac-kinematics-by-combining-in-vivo-dense-mri-and-cdti
#16
Luigi E Perotti, Patrick Magrath, Ilya A Verzhbinsky, Eric Aliotta, Kévin Moulin, Daniel B Ennis
Metrics of regional myocardial function can detect the onset of cardiovascular disease, evaluate the response to therapy, and provide mechanistic insight into cardiac dysfunction. Knowledge of local myocardial microstructure is necessary to distinguish between isotropic and anisotropic contributions of local deformation and to quantify myofiber kinematics, a microstructurally anchored measure of cardiac function. Using a computational model we combine in vivo cardiac displacement and diffusion tensor data to evaluate pointwise the deformation gradient tensor and isotropic and anisotropic deformation invariants...
June 2017: Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart: ... International Workshop, FIMH ..., Proceedings. FIMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449959/sulfobetaine-methacrylate-hydrogel-coated-anti-fouling-surfaces-for-implantable-biomedical-devices
#17
Se Yeong Lee, Yunki Lee, Phuong Le Thi, Dong Hwan Oh, Ki Dong Park
Background: Zwitterionic molecules have been widely studied as coating materials for preparing anti-fouling surfaces because they possess strong hydration properties that can resist non-specific protein adsorption. Numerous studies on surface modification using zwitterionic molecules have been investigated, such as electrochemically mediated and photoinitiated radical polymerization. However, these methods have some limitations, including multi-step process, difficulties in producing thick and dense layers as well as the requirement of extra facilities...
2018: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449620/ultra-broadband-optical-gain-in-iii-nitride-digital-alloys
#18
Wei Sun, Chee-Keong Tan, Jonathan J Wierer, Nelson Tansu
A novel III-Nitride digital alloy (DA) with ultra-broadband optical gain is proposed. Numerical analysis shows a 50-period InN/GaN DA yields minibands that are densely quantized by numerous confined states. Interband transitions between the conduction and valence minibands create ultra-broadband optical gain spectra with bandwidths up to ~1 μm that can be tuned from the red to infrared. In addition, the ultra-broadband optical gain, bandwidth, and spectral coverage of the III-Nitride DA is very sensitive to layer thickness and other structural design parameters...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449566/first-evidence-of-an-extensive-acheulean-large-cutting-tool-accumulation-in-europe-from-porto-maior-galicia-spain
#19
E Méndez-Quintas, M Santonja, A Pérez-González, M Duval, M Demuro, L J Arnold
We describe a European Acheulean site characterised by an extensive accumulation of large cutting tools (LCT). This type of Lower Paleolithic assemblage, with dense LCT accumulations, has only been found on the African continent and in the Near East until now. The identification of a site with large accumulations of LCTs favours the hypothesis of an African origin for the Acheulean of Southwest Europe. The lithic tool-bearing deposits date back to 293-205 thousand years ago. Our chronological findings confirm temporal overlap between sites with clear "African" Acheulean affinities and Early Middle Paleolithic sites found elsewhere in the region...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449516/-a-case-of-a-ruptured-cerebral-aneurysm-associated-with-microscopic-polyangiitis
#20
Toshihide Takahashi, Wataru Katayama, Yuji Kujiraoka, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura
CASE: A 71-year-old woman was receiving dialysis for microscopic polyangiitis(MPA). She was transported to the emergency room after developing a headache and losing consciousness. She was in a coma and had dense left paralysis. Head computed tomography(CT)showed a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Head three-dimensional CT angiography showed an aneurysm proximal to the right M2(inferior trunk), which was considered as the source of bleeding. We performed an emergency aneurysm clipping surgery...
February 2018: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
keyword
keyword
90685
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"