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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650777/a-transdiagnostic-examination-of-decreased-intolerance-of-uncertainty-and-treatment-outcome
#1
Kimberly Stevens, Travis Rogers, Moselle Campbell, Thröstur Björgvinsson, Sarah Kertz
Intolerance of uncertainty (IU) is characterized by negative beliefs and reactions to uncertainty. IU is present in emotional disorders and may be a mechanism of change in treatment . There are two components of IU, prospective and inhibitory IU, that may be differentially associated with outcome. The current study tested associations between pre- and post-treatment changes in the components of IU, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and treatment outcome in a large diagnostically heterogeneous partial hospital sample...
June 26, 2017: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648822/novel-predators-reshape-holozoan-phylogeny-and-reveal-the-presence-of-a-two-component-signaling-system-in-the-ancestor-of-animals
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Elisabeth Hehenberger, Denis V Tikhonenkov, Martin Kolisko, Javier Del Campo, Anton S Esaulov, Alexander P Mylnikov, Patrick J Keeling
Our understanding of the origin of animals has been transformed by characterizing their most closely related, unicellular sisters: the choanoflagellates, filastereans, and ichthyosporeans. Together with animals, these lineages make up the Holozoa [1, 2]. Many traits previously considered "animal specific" were subsequently found in other holozoans [3, 4], showing that they evolved before animals, although exactly when is currently uncertain because several key relationships remain unresolved [2, 5]. Here we report the morphology and transcriptome sequencing from three novel unicellular holozoans: Pigoraptor vietnamica and Pigoraptor chileana, which are related to filastereans, and Syssomonas multiformis, which forms a new lineage with Corallochytrium in phylogenomic analyses...
June 15, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648357/acidic-stress-enhances-covr-s-dependent-gene-repression-through-activation-of-the-covr-s-promoter-in-emm1-type-group-a-streptococcus
#3
Chuan Chiang-Ni, Huei-Chuan Tseng, Chia-Hui Hung, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
Streptococcus pyogenes (group A Streptococcus) is a clinically important gram-positive bacterium that causes severe diseases with high mortality. Spontaneous mutations in genes encoding the CovR/CovS two-component regulatory system have been shown to derepress expression of virulence factors and are significantly associated with invasiveness of infections. Sensor kinase CovS senses environmental signals and then regulates the levels of phosphorylated CovR. In addition, CovS is responsible for survival of group A Streptococcus under acidic stress...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647392/a-novel-dual-inhibitor-of-microtubule-and-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-inhibits-survival-of-multiple-myeloma-and-osteoclastogenesis
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Manoj K Pandey, Krishne Gowda, Shen-Shu Sung, Thomas Abraham, Tulin Budak-Alpdogan, Giampolo Talamo, Sinisa Dovat, Shantu Amin
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) regulates many vital signaling pathways and play critical role in cell proliferation, survival, migration, and resistance. Earlier we reported that a small molecule KS99 is an inhibitor of tubulin polymerization. In the present study we explored that whether KS99 is a dual inhibitor of BTK and tubulin polymerization. While it is known that BTK is required for clonogenic growth, and resistance; and microtubules are essential for cancer cell growth; dual targeting of these two components has not been explored...
June 21, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646767/enhanced-photodegradation-of-2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid-using-a-novel-tio2-mgfe2o4-core-shell-structure
#5
Bui The Huy, Da-Som Jung, Nguyen Thi Kim Phuong, Yong-Ill Lee
A novel TiO2@MgO-Fe2O3 core-shell structure has been synthesized via a hydrolysis and co-precipitation method followed by calcination at 500 °C and has proven to be an efficient photocatalyst. The obtained TiO2@MgO-Fe2O3 core-shell was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and UV-Vis diffused reflectance techniques. Its photocatalytic activity toward 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) was investigated in aqueous solutions with and without visible light irradiation in the presence and absence of hydrogen peroxide...
June 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645697/clinical-high-resolution-mapping-of-the-proteoglycan-bound-water-fraction-in-articular-cartilage-of-the-human-knee-joint
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Mustapha Bouhrara, David A Reiter, Kyle W Sexton, Christopher M Bergeron, Linda M Zukley, Richard G Spencer
PURPOSE: We applied a recently introduced method to achieve clinically-feasible in-vivo mapping of the proteoglycan water fraction (PgWF) of human knee cartilage with improved spatial resolution and stability as compared to existing methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Multicomponent driven equilibrium single-pulse observation of T1 and T2 (mcDESPOT) datasets were acquired from the knees of two healthy young subjects and one older subject with previous knee injury. Each dataset was processed using Bayesian Monte Carlo (BMC) analysis incorporating a two-component tissue model...
June 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644670/effective-forces-between-quantum-bound-states
#7
Alexander Rokash, Evgeny Epelbaum, Hermann Krebs, Dean Lee
Recent ab initio lattice studies have found that the interactions between alpha particles (^{4}He nuclei) are sensitive to seemingly minor details of the nucleon-nucleon force, such as interaction locality. In order to uncover the essential physics of this puzzling phenomenon without unnecessary complications, we study a simple model involving two-component fermions in one spatial dimension. We probe the interaction between two bound dimers for several different particle-particle interactions and measure an effective potential between the dimers using external point potentials which act as numerical tweezers...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644555/a-self-assembled-trigonal-prismatic-molecular-vessel-for-catalytic-dehydration-reactions-in-water
#8
Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, Paramita Das, Atul Kumar, Prodip Howlader
A water-soluble Pd6 trigonal prism (A) was synthesized by two-component coordination-driven self-assembly of a Pd(II) 90° acceptor with a tetraimidazole donor. As the walls of the prism are constructed by three conjugated aromatic building blocks, the confined pocket of the prism is hydrophobic. In addition to the hydrophobic cavity, large product egress windows make A an ideal molecular vessel to catalyze otherwise challenging pseudo multicomponent dehydration reactions in its confined nanospace in aqueous medium...
June 23, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641831/two-components-of-the-new-espen-diagnostic-criteria-for-malnutrition-are-independent-predictors-of-lung-function-in-hospitalized-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
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Arora Ros Ingadottir, Anne Marie Beck, Christine Baldwin, C Elizabeth Weekes, Olof Gudny Geirsdottir, Alfons Ramel, Thorarinn Gislason, Ingibjorg Gunnarsdottir
INTRODUCTION: Low fat free mass index (FFMI) is a component of the ESPEN diagnosis criteria of malnutrition, that only when accompanied with weight loss is considered to be a determinant of malnutrition. Our aims were to assess the prevalence of malnutrition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) applying the ESPEN criteria, and to examine the ability of different components of the criteria to predict COPD severity, length of stay (LOS), hospital readmissions within 30 days and mortality...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641419/thermodynamic-formulation-of-the-barrier-for-heterogeneous-pinned-nucleation-implication-to-the-crossover-scenarios-associated-with-barrierless-and-homogeneous-nucleation
#10
Sanat K Singha, Prasanta K Das, Biswajit Maiti
The effect of contact line pinning on nucleation is reported using continuum thermodynamics. Based on the principle of the free-energy maximization, closed-form expressions in the dimensionless form for the free-energy of the three-phase metastable system and the thermodynamic barrier are formulated with respect to the system geometry and the substrate wettability. The condition of maximality limits the dynamic contact angle within the cluster-phase-phobic regime. The dimensionless nucleation barrier or the potency factor can be divided into two components related to the system geometry and the pinning effect...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641127/deep-brain-stimulation-of-subthalamic-nucleus-helps-in-improving-late-phase-motor-planning-in-parkinson-s-disease
#11
Patil Ashlesh, Sood Sanjay Kumar, Kochhar Kanwal Preet, Goyal Vinay
OBJECTIVE: Deep brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleus (DBS-STN) is a well-accepted treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD) but its effect on motor planning in the disease is yet unclear. This study examines the effect of switching the stimulation ON and OFF on components of bereitschaftspotentials in PD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Scalp bereitschaftspotentials were recorded during self-paced right wrist extensions at Fz, Cz, Pz, C3 and C4 sites in patients on DBS-STN plus medications (DBS-STN group) as treatment modality or on medications only (Med group) and compared with age matched healthy controls...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637811/bayesian-networks-illustrate-genomic-and-residual-trait-connections-in-maize-zea-mays-l
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Katrin Töpner, Guilherme J M Rosa, Daniel Gianola, Chris-Carolin Schön
Relationships among traits were investigated on the genomic and residual levels using novel methodology. This included inference on these relationships via Bayesian networks and an assessment of the networks with structural equation models. The methodology employed three steps. First, a Bayesian multiple-trait Gaussian model was fitted to the data to decompose phenotypic values into their genomic and residual components. Second, genomic and residual network structures among traits were learned from estimates of these two components...
June 21, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636350/integrating-a-semi-transparent-fullerene-free-organic-solar-cell-in-tandem-with-a-bivo4-photoanode-for-unassisted-solar-water-splitting
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Yuelin Peng, Gokul V Govindaraju, Dong Ki Lee, Kyoung-Shin Choi, Trisha L Andrew
We report an unassisted solar water splitting system powered by a diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-containing semi-transparent organic solar cell. Two major merits of this fullerene-free solar cell enable its integration with a BiVO4 photoanode. First is the high open circuit voltage and high fill factor displayed by this single junction solar cell, which yields sufficient power to effect water splitting when serially-connected to an appropriate electrode/catalyst. Second, the wavelength-resolved photoaction spectrum of the DPP-based solar cell has minimal overlap with that of the BiVO4 photoanode, thus ensuring that light collection across these two components can be optimized...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636347/the-structure-and-dynamics-of-alginate-gels-crosslinked-by-polyvalent-ions-probed-via-solid-state-nmr-spectroscopy
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Jiří Brus, Martina Urbanová, Jiri Czernek, Miroslava Pavelkova, Katerina Kubova, Jakub Vyslouzil, Sabina Abbrent, Rafal Konefal, Jiri Horsky, David Vetchy, Jan Vysloužil, Pavel Kulich
Alginate gels are an outstanding biomaterial widely applicable in tissue engineering, medicine, and pharmacy for cell transplantation, wound healing and efficient bioactive agent delivery, respectively. This contribution provides new and comprehensive insight into the atomic-resolution structure and dynamics of polyvalent ion-crosslinked alginate gels in microbead formulations. By applying various advanced solid-state NMR (ssNMR) spectroscopy techniques, we verified the homogenous distribution of the crosslinking ions in the alginate gels and the high degree of ion exchange...
June 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634784/attentional-weights-in-vision-as-products-of-spatial-and-nonspatial-components
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Maria Nordfang, Camilla Staugaard, Claus Bundesen
The relationship between visual attentional selection of items in particular spatial locations and selection by nonspatial criteria was investigated in a partial report experiment with report of letters (as many as possible) from brief postmasked exposures of circular arrays of letters and digits. The data were fitted by mathematical models based on Bundesen's (Psychological Review, 97, 523-547, 1990) theory of visual attention (TVA). Both attentional weights of targets (letters) and attentional weights of distractors (digits) showed strong variations across the eight possible target locations, but for each of the ten participants, the ratio of the weight of a distractor at a given location to the weight of a target at the same location was approximately constant...
June 20, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633292/ahp2-ahp3-and-ahp5-act-downstream-of-cki1-in-arabidopsis-female-gametophyte-development
#16
Zhenning Liu, Li Yuan, Xiaoya Song, Xiaolin Yu, Venkatesan Sundaresan
Histidine phosphotransfer proteins (HPs) are key elements of the two-component signaling system, which act as a shuttle to transfer phosphorylation signals from histidine kinases (HKs) to response regulators (RRs). CYTOKININ INDEPENDENT 1 (CKI1), a key regulator of central cell specification in the Arabidopsis female gametophyte, activates the cytokinin signaling pathway through the Arabidopsis histidine phosphotransfer proteins (AHPs). There are five HP genes in Arabidopsis, AHP1-AHP5, but it remains unknown which AHP genes act downstream of CKI1 in Arabidopsis female gametophyte development...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631466/enhancing-the-performance-of-polymer-solar-cells-by-using-donor-polymers-carrying-discretely-distributed-side-chains
#17
Xue Gong, Guangwu Li, Yang Wu, Jicheng Zhang, Shiyu Feng, Yahui Liu, Cuihong Li, Wei Ma, Zhishan Bo
Three-component conjugated polymers P1-1 and P1-2 were prepared by one-pot Stille cross-coupling reaction and applied for polymer solar cell (PSCs). The two-component polymer P1-0 only comprises 5-flouro-6-alkyloxybenzothiadiazole (AFBT) acceptor unit and thiophene donor unit; while the three-component polymers P1-1 and P1-2 contain 10% and 20% 5,6-difluorobenzothiadiazole (DFBT), respectively, as the third component. The incorporation of the third component, 5,6-difluorobenzothiadiazole, makes the side chains discretely distributed in the polymer backbones, which can enhance the π-π stacking of polymers in film, markedly increase the hole mobility of active layers, and improve the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of devices...
June 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630206/rapid-and-consistent-evolution-of-colistin-resistance-in-xdr-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-during-morbidostat-culture
#18
Bianca Regenbogen, Matthias Willmann, Matthias Steglich, Boyke Bunk, Ulrich Nübel, Silke Peter, Richard A Neher
Colistin is a last resort antibiotic commonly used against multidrug-resistant strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa To investigate the potential for in-situ evolution of resistance against colistin and to map the molecular targets of colistin resistance, we exposed two P. aeruginosa isolates to colistin using a continuous culture device known as morbidostat. As a result, colistin resistance reproducibly increased 10-fold within ten days, and 100-fold within 20 days, along with highly stereotypic, yet strain specific mutation patterns...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627457/analysis-of-the-origins-of-content-non-uniformity-in-high-shear-wet-granulation
#19
Sarang Oka, David Smrčka, Anjali Kataria, Heather Emady, Fernando Muzzio, František Štěpánek, Rohit Ramachandran
In this study, the origins of granule content non-uniformity in the high-shear wet granulation of a model two-component pharmaceutical blend were investigated. Using acetaminophen as the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and microcrystalline cellulose as the excipient, the distribution of the API across the granule size classes was measured for a range of conditions that differed in the duration of the initial dry mixing stage, the overall composition of the blend and the wet massing time. The coarse granule fractions were found to be systematically sub-potent, while the fines were enriched in the API...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627390/classification-of-hydrocolloids-based-on-in-vitro-starch-digestibility-and-rheological-properties-of-segoami-gel
#20
Da Sol Jung, In Young Bae, Im Kyung Oh, Sang-Ik Han, Sung-Joon Lee, Hyeon Gyu Lee
The influence of hydrocolloids on in vitro starch digestibility and rheological properties of Segoami (a new rice variety fortified with amylose and dietary fiber) gel was investigated in terms of type (sodium alginate, arabic gum, guar gum, locust bean gum, and xanthan gum) and addition levels (0.3-0.7% for rice flour weight) of hydrocolloids. In addition, the behavior of hydrocolloids was analyzed by principal component analysis (PCA) based on both properties of various Segoami-hydrocolloids gels. The first and second principle components (PC) explained 80...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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