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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633456/feeding-during-dialysis-risks-and-uncertainties
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Rajiv Agarwal, Panagiotis Georgianos
Allowing dialysis patients to eat during the treatment is controversial. It is, therefore, no surprise that practices and policies with respect to intradialytic food consumption vary considerably from unit to unit and from country to country. Those who defend the position of feeding during dialysis reason that intradialytic meals offer a supervised and effective therapy for protein-energy wasting. Those who take the opposite view argue that intradialytic food intake should be avoided for the following three reasons...
June 19, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632902/impaired-hippocampal-glucose-metabolism-during-and-after-flurothyl-induced-seizures-in-mice-reduced-phosphorylation-coincides-with-reduced-activity-of-pyruvate-dehydrogenase
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Tanya S McDonald, Karin Borges
OBJECTIVE: To determine changes in glucose metabolism and the enzymes involved in the hippocampus ictally and postictally in the acute mouse flurothyl seizure model. METHODS: [U-(13) C]-Glucose was injected (i.p.) prior to, or following a 5 min flurothyl-induced seizure. Fifteen minutes later, mice were killed and the total metabolite levels and % (13) C enrichment were analyzed in the hippocampal formation using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Activities of key metabolic and antioxidant enzymes and the phosphorylation status of pyruvate dehydrogenase were measured, along with lipid peroxidation...
June 20, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632392/lewis-acid-promoted-hydrogenation-of-co2-and-hcoo-by-amine-boranes-mechanistic-insight-from-computational-approach
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Lisa Roy, Boyli Ghosh, Ankan Paul
We employ quantum chemical calculations to study the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide by amine-boranes, NMe3BH3 ((Me3)AB) and NH3BH3 (AB) weakly bonded to a bulkier Lewis acid, Al(C6F5)3 (LA). Additionally, computations has also been conducted to elucidate the mechanism of hydrogenation of carbon dioxide by (Me3)AB while captured between one Lewis Base (P(o-tol3), (LB)) and two Lewis acids, Al(C6F5)3. In agreement to the experiments, our computational study predicts that hydride transfer to conjugated HCO2(‒), generated in the reaction of (Me3)AB-LA with CO2, is not feasible...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630703/energy-requirements-for-growth-in-the-yorkshire-terrier
#4
Janet E Alexander, Alison Colyer, Penelope J Morris
The 2006 National Research Council (NRC) equation calculating puppy energy requirements does not account for reported breed differences in growth pattern. Energy requirements of toy breed puppies are unknown and it is unclear whether feeding guidelines should differ between breeds. Energy requirements of Yorkshire terrier (YT) puppies were observed over their first year of life and compared with those predicted by the NRC and those previously observed in large (Labrador retriever) and medium (miniature Schnauzer; MS) breed puppies...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630674/cation-effects-on-haemoglobin-aggregation-balance-of-chemisorption-against-physisorption-of-ions
#5
Drew F Parsons, Timothy T Duignan, Andrea Salis
A theoretical model of haemoglobin is presented to explain an anomalous cationic Hofmeister effect observed in protein aggregation. The model quantifies competing proposed mechanisms of non-electrostatic physisorption and chemisorption. Non-electrostatic physisorption is stronger for larger, more polarizable ions with a Hofmeister series Li(+)< K(+)< Cs(+). Chemisorption at carboxylate groups is stronger for smaller kosmotropic ions, with the reverse series Li(+) > K(+) > Cs(+). We assess aggregation using second virial coefficients calculated from theoretical protein-protein interaction energies...
August 6, 2017: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630484/simulated-responses-of-permafrost-distribution-to-climate-change-on-the-qinghai-tibet-plateau
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Qing Lu, Dongsheng Zhao, Shaohong Wu
Climate warming causes changes in permafrost distribution, which affects the surface energy balance, hydrologic cycle and carbon flux in cold regions. In this study, the Surface Frost Number model was applied to examine permafrost distribution on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) under the four RCPs (RCP2.6, RCP4.5, RCP6.0, and RCP8.5). The Kappa statistic was used to evaluate model results by comparing simulations of baseline permafrost distribution (1981-2010) with the existing frozen soil maps. The comparison shows that the Surface Frost Number model is suitable for simulating the general characteristics of permafrost distribution on the QTP...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628859/structural-and-functional-effects-of-nucleotide-variation-on-the-human-tb-drug-metabolizing-enzyme-arylamine-n-acetyltransferase-1
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Ruben Cloete, Wisdom A Akurugu, Cedric J Werely, Paul D van Helden, Alan Christoffels
The human arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 (NAT1) enzyme plays a vital role in determining the duration of action of amine-containing drugs such as para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) by influencing the balance between detoxification and metabolic activation of these drugs. Recently, four novel single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified within a South African mixed ancestry population. Modeling the effects of these SNPs within the structural protein was done to assess possible structure and function changes in the enzyme...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628742/acceleration-of-semiempirical-qm-mm-methods-through-mpi-hybrid-mpi-openmp-and-scf-accelerator-implementations
#8
Pedro Ojeda-May, Kwangho Nam
The present manuscript describes the strategy and implementation of scalable and efficient semiempirical (SE) QM/MM methods in CHARMM. The serial version of the code was first profiled to identify routines that require parallelization. Afterwards, the code was parallelized and accelerated with three approaches. The first approach was the parallelization of the entire QM/MM routines, including the Fock matrix diagonalization routines, using the CHARMM MPI machinery. In the second approach, two different self-consistent field (SCF) energy convergence accelerators were implemented using density and Fock matrices as targets for their extrapolations in the SCF procedure...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628394/nutritional-routine-of-tae-kwon-do-athletes-prior-to-competition-what-is-the-impact-of-weight-control-practices
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Sousana K Papadopoulou, Vasiliki A Dalatsi, Spyridon K Methenitis, Konstantinos G Feidantsis, Ioannis G Pagkalos, Maria Hassapidou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate and assess the common dietary and weight management strategies of Tae Kwon Do (TKD) athletes prior to national competitions, as well as to examine the relationships between these strategies and body weight reduction and sensation of physical condition. METHODS: Sixty (n = 60) TKD athletes, 23 women (19.4 ± 2.9 years) and 37 men (20.4 ± 3.6 years), with at least 12.1 ± 3.1 years of experience, participated in the present study...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628311/pushing-the-limits-of-oxygen-balance-in-1-3-4-oxadiazoles
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Qiong Yu, Ping Yin, Jiaheng Zhang, Chunlin He, Gregory Howard Imler, Damon A Parrish, Jean'ne M Shreeve
Gem-trinitromethyl groups were introduced into a 1,3,4-oxadiazole ring to give the first example of a bifunctionalized single five-membered ring with six nitro groups. 2,5-Bis(trinitromethyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole (12) has a high calculated crystal density of 2.007 g cm-3 at 150 K and a very high positive oxygen balance (39.12%) which make it a strong candidate as a high energy dense oxidizer. The dihy-droxylammonium and dihydrazinium salts of bis(trinitromethyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole (5 and 6) exhibit excel-lent detonation properties (5, vD = 9266 m s-1, P = 38...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628102/regulation-of-body-weight-and-energy-homeostasis-by-neuronal-cell-adhesion-molecule-1
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Thomas Rathjen, Xin Yan, Natalia L Kononenko, Min-Chi Ku, Kun Song, Leiron Ferrarese, Valentina Tarallo, Dmytro Puchkov, Gaga Kochlamazashvili, Sebastian Brachs, Luis Varela, Klara Szigeti-Buck, Chun-Xia Yi, Sonja C Schriever, Sudhir Gopal Tattikota, Anne Sophie Carlo, Mirko Moroni, Jan Siemens, Arnd Heuser, Louise van der Weyden, Andreas L Birkenfeld, Thoralf Niendorf, James F A Poulet, Tamas L Horvath, Matthias H Tschöp, Matthias Heinig, Mirko Trajkovski, Volker Haucke, Matthew N Poy
Susceptibility to obesity is linked to genes regulating neurotransmission, pancreatic beta-cell function and energy homeostasis. Genome-wide association studies have identified associations between body mass index and two loci near cell adhesion molecule 1 (CADM1) and cell adhesion molecule 2 (CADM2), which encode membrane proteins that mediate synaptic assembly. We found that these respective risk variants associate with increased CADM1 and CADM2 expression in the hypothalamus of human subjects. Expression of both genes was elevated in obese mice, and induction of Cadm1 in excitatory neurons facilitated weight gain while exacerbating energy expenditure...
June 19, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627751/synthesis-of-gem-dinitromethylated-and-fluorodinitromethylated-derivatives-of-5-5-dinitro-bis-1-2-4-triazole-as-promising-high-energy-density-materials
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Qinghua Zhang, Shi Huang, Junjun Tian, Xiujuan Tian, Kangcai Wang
The gem-dinitromethylated and fluorodinitromethylated 5,5'-dinitro-3,3'-bis-1,2,4-triazole (DNBT) (2 and 3) along with seven ionic derivatives (4-9) were successfully synthesized and characterized by NMR and IR spectroscopies, elemental analysis, single crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). XRD revealed that compounds 2 and 3 were crystallized in the monoclinic P21/n space group and compound 5 was crystallized in the monoclinic P21/c space group. The physicochemical properties for the as-synthesized compounds 2-9 were investigated and the results indicated that compounds 3, 6 and 7 exhibited a good balance between high energy and low sensitivity, indicating their promise as new high-energy-density materials (HEDMs)...
June 19, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625550/maternal-exposure-to-western-diet-affects-adult-body-composition-and-voluntary-wheel-running-in-a-genotype-specific-manner-in-mice
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Layla Hiramatsu, Jarren Kay, Zoe Thompson, Jennifer Singleton, Gerald Claghorn, Ralph Lacerda de Albuquerque, Brittany Ho, Brett Ho, Gabriela Sanchez, Theodore Garland
Some human diseases, including obesity, Type II diabetes, and numerous cancers, are thought to be influenced by environments experienced in early life, including in utero. Maternal diet during the perinatal period may be especially important for adult offspring energy balance, potentially affecting both body composition and physical activity. This effect may be mediated by the genetic background of individuals, including, for example, potential "protective" mechanisms for individuals with inherently high levels of physical activity or high basal metabolic rates...
June 15, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623835/life-cycle-assessment-of-treatment-and-handling-options-for-a-highly-saline-brine-extracted-from-a-potential-co2-storage-site
#14
Hafiz H Salih, Jiaxing Li, Ruth Kaplan, Seyed A Dastgheib
Carbon dioxide (CO2) injection in deep saline aquifers is a promising option for CO2 geological sequestration. However, brine extraction may be necessary to control the anticipated increase in reservoir pressure resulting from CO2 injection. The extracted brines usually have elevated concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS) and other contaminants and require proper handling or treatment. Different options for the handling or treatment of a high-TDS brine extracted from a potential CO2 sequestration site (Mt...
June 12, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623186/assessment-of-active-video-gaming-using-adapted-controllers-by-individuals-with-physical-disabilities-a-protocol
#15
Laurie A Malone, Sangeetha Padalabalanarayanan, Justin McCroskey, Mohanraj Thirumalai
BACKGROUND: Individuals with disabilities are typically more sedentary and less fit compared to their peers without disabilities. Furthermore, engaging in physical activity can be extremely challenging due to physical impairments associated with disability and fewer opportunities to participate. One option for increasing physical activity is playing active video games (AVG), a category of video games that requires much more body movement for successful play than conventional push-button or joystick actions...
June 16, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623168/access-to-nicotine-in-drinking-water-reduces-weight-gain-without-changing-caloric-intake-on-high-fat-diet-in-male-c57bl-6j-mice
#16
Cali A Calarco, Somin Lee, Marina R Picciotto
Nicotine and tobacco use is associated with lower body weight, and many smokers report concerns about weight. In animal studies, nicotine reduces weight gain, reduces food consumption, and alters energy expenditure, but these effects vary with duration and route of nicotine administration. Previous studies have used standardized nicotine doses, however, in this study, male and female mice had free access to nicotine drinking water for 30 days while fed either a high fat diet (HFD) or chow, allowing animals to titrate their nicotine intake...
June 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622524/ampk-mechanisms-of-cellular-energy-sensing-and-restoration-of-metabolic-balance
#17
REVIEW
Daniel Garcia, Reuben J Shaw
AMPK is a highly conserved master regulator of metabolism, which restores energy balance during metabolic stress both at the cellular and physiological levels. The identification of numerous AMPK targets has helped explain how AMPK restores energy homeostasis. Recent advancements illustrate novel mechanisms of AMPK regulation, including changes in subcellular localization and phosphorylation by non-canonical upstream kinases. Notably, the therapeutic potential of AMPK is widely recognized and heavily pursued for treatment of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, but also obesity, inflammation, and cancer...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621954/van-der-waals-contribution-to-the-relative-stability-of-aqueous-zn-2-coordination-states
#18
Manoj Ducher, Fabio Pietrucci, Etienne Balan, Guillaume Ferlat, Lorenzo Paulatto, Marc Blanchard
Many properties of aqueous cations depend on their coordination state. However, the lack of long-range order and the dynamic character of aqueous solutions make it difficult to obtain information beyond average coordination parameters. A thorough understanding of the molecular scale environment of aqueous cations usually requires a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches. In the case of Zn(2+), significant discrepancies occur among theoretical investigations based on first-principles molecular-dynamics (FPMD) or free-energy calculations, although experimental data consistently point to a dominant hexaaquo-zinc complex (Zn[H2O]6)(2+) in pure water...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618509/spreading-law-on-a-completely-wettable-spherical-substrate-the-energy-balance-approach
#19
Masao Iwamatsu
The spreading of a cap-shaped spherical droplet on a completely wettable spherical substrate is studied. The nonequilibrium thermodynamic formulation is used to derive the thermodynamic driving force of spreading including the line-tension effect. Then the energy balance approach is adopted to derive the evolution equation of the spreading droplet. The time evolution of the contact angle θ of a droplet obeys a power law θ∼t^{-α} with the exponent α, which is different from that derived from Tanner's law on a flat substrate...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618471/energy-dissipation-anomaly-in-systems-of-localized-waves
#20
Basile Gallet
We study the statistics of the power P dissipated by waves propagating in a one-dimensional disordered medium with damping coefficient ν. An operator imposes the wave amplitude at one end, therefore injecting a power P that balances dissipation. The typical realization of P vanishes for ν→0: Disorder leads to localization and total reflection of the wave energy back to the emitter, with negligible losses. More surprisingly, the mean dissipated power 〈P〉 averaged over the disorder reaches a finite limit for ν→0...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
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