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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319761/dynamic-changes-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-membrane-bioreactors-at-different-organic-loading-rates-evidence-from-spectroscopic-and-chromatographic-methods
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Tahir Maqbool, Jinwoo Cho, Jin Hur
Excitation emission matrix-parallel factor analysis (EEM-PARAFAC) and size exclusion chromatography (SEC) were utilized to explore the dynamics in extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), soluble microbial products (SMP), and effluent for the membrane bioreactors at two different organic loading rates (OLRs). Combination of three different fluorescent components explained the compositional changes of dissolved organic matter. The lower OLR resulted in a higher production of tryptophan-like component (C1) in EPS, while the opposite trends were found for the other two components (humic-like C2 and tyrosine-like C3), signifying the role of C1 in the endogenous condition...
March 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316276/levosimendan-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Rajendra H Mehta, Jeffrey D Leimberger, Sean van Diepen, James Meza, Alice Wang, Rachael Jankowich, Robert W Harrison, Douglas Hay, Stephen Fremes, Andra Duncan, Edward G Soltesz, John Luber, Soon Park, Michael Argenziano, Edward Murphy, Randy Marcel, Dimitri Kalavrouziotis, Dave Nagpal, John Bozinovski, Wolfgang Toller, Matthias Heringlake, Shaun G Goodman, Jerrold H Levy, Robert A Harrington, Kevin J Anstrom, John H Alexander
Background Levosimendan is an inotropic agent that has been shown in small studies to prevent or treat the low cardiac output syndrome after cardiac surgery. Methods In a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of levosimendan in patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction of 35% or less who were undergoing cardiac surgery with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous levosimendan (at a dose of 0...
March 19, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316002/the-impact-of-periodontal-disease-on-physical-and-psychological-domains-in-long-term-hemodialysis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Gabriel Veisa, Alexandra Tasmoc, Ionut Nistor, Liviu Segall, Dimitrie Siriopol, Sorina Mihaela Solomon, Mihaela Dora Donciu, Luminita Voroneanu, Andra Nastasa, Adrian Covic
PURPOSE: Periodontal disease is a chronic infectious disease. Individuals with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) experience impaired quality of life (QoL) and low oral health. This is the first comprehensive study which aimed to explore the link between periodontal disease and quality of life, assessed with the Short Form 36-Item Health Survey in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: In total, 101 patients (57 females) with ESKD were recruited from two Romanian dialysis centers...
March 18, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303015/spatio-temporal-dynamics-of-a-planktonic-system-and-chlorophyll-distribution-in-a-2d-spatial-domain-matching-model-and-data
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Davide Valenti, Giovanni Denaro, Rosalia Ferreri, Simona Genovese, Salvatore Aronica, Salvatore Mazzola, Angelo Bonanno, Gualtiero Basilone, Bernardo Spagnolo
Field data on chlorophyll distribution are investigated in a two-dimensional spatial domain of the Mediterranean Sea by using for phytoplankton abundances an advection-diffusion-reaction model, which includes real values for physical and biological variables. The study exploits indeed hydrological and nutrients data acquired in situ, and includes intraspecific competition for limiting factors, i.e. light intensity and phosphate concentration. As a result, the model allows to analyze how both the velocity field of marine currents and the two components of turbulent diffusivity affect the spatial distributions of phytoplankton abundances in the Modified Atlantic Water, the upper layer of the water column of the Mediterranean Sea...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298098/using-monomer-vibrational-wavefunctions-as-contracted-basis-functions-to-compute-rovibrational-levels-of-an-h2o-atom-complex-in-full-dimensionality
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Xiao-Gang Wang, Tucker Carrington
In this paper, we present new ideas for computing rovibrational energy levels of molecules composed of two components and apply them to H2O-Cl(-). When both components are themselves molecules, Euler angles that specify their orientation with respect to an axis system attached to the inter-monomer vector are used as vibrational coordinates. For H2O-Cl(-), there is only one set of Euler angles. Using Euler angles as intermolecular vibrational coordinates is advantageous because in many cases coupling between them and coordinates that describe the shape of the monomers is unimportant...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297462/surface-dose-variations-in-6-and-10-mv-flattened-and-flattening-filter-free-fff-photon-beams
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Jason Cashmore
As the use of linear accelerators operating in flattening filter-free (FFF) modes becomes more widespread, it is important to have an understanding of the surface doses delivered to patients with these beams. Flattening filter removal alters the beam quality and relative contributions of low-energy X-rays and contamination electrons in the beam. Having dosimetric data to describe the surface dose and buildup regions under a range of conditions for FFF beams is important if clinical decisions are to be made...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297185/allometry-and-sexual-dimorphism-in-the-human-pelvis
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Barbara Fischer, Philipp Mitteroecker
Sexual dimorphism in the human pelvis has evolved in response to several jointly acting selection regimes that result from the pelvis' multiple roles in locomotion and childbirth, among others. Because human males are, on average, taller than females, some aspects of sexual dimorphism in pelvis shape might result from allometry, the association between stature and pelvis shape across individuals. In this study, they aimed to disentangle and quantify the two components contributing to pelvic sex differences: the allometric component, which emerges as a consequence of dimorphism in stature, and the remaining non-allometric sexual dimorphism component...
April 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294277/the-design-and-synthesis-of-an-%C3%AE-gal-trisaccharide-epitope-that-provides-a-highly-specific-anti-gal-immune-response
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Kensaku Anraku, Shun Sato, Nicholas T Jacob, Lisa M Eubanks, Beverly A Ellis, Kim D Janda
Carbohydrate antigens displaying Galα(1,3)Gal epitopes are recognized by naturally occurring antibodies in humans. These anti-Gal antibodies comprise up to 1% of serum IgG and have been viewed as detrimental as they are responsible for hyperacute organ rejections. In order to model this condition, α(1,3)galactosyltransferase-knockout mice are inoculated against the Galα(1,3)Gal epitope. In our study, two α-Gal trisaccharide epitopes composed of either Galα(1,3)Galβ(1,4)GlcNAc or Galα(1,3)Galβ(1,4)Glc linked to a squaric acid ester moiety were examined for their ability to elicit immune responses in KO mice...
March 15, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293130/treatment-of-tungiasis-with-a-two-component-dimeticone-a-comparison-between-moistening-the-whole-foot-and-directly-targeting-the-embedded-sand-fleas
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Per Nordin, Marlene Thielecke, Nicholas Ngomi, George Mukone Mudanga, Ingela Krantz, Hermann Feldmeier
BACKGROUND: Tungiasis (sand flea disease) is caused by the penetration of female sand fleas (Tunga penetrans, Siphonaptera) into the skin. It belongs to the neglected tropical diseases and is prevalent in South America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. Tungiasis predominantly affects marginalized populations and resource-poor communities in both urban and rural areas. In the endemic areas, patients do not have access to an effective and safe treatment. A proof-of-principle study in rural Kenya has shown that the application of a two-component dimeticone (NYDA®) which is a mixture of two low viscosity silicone oils caused almost 80% of the embedded sand fleas to lose their viability within 7 days...
2017: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293039/the-master-regulator-phop-coordinates-phosphate-and-nitrogen-metabolism-respiration-cell-differentiation-and-antibiotic-biosynthesis-comparison-in-streptomyces-coelicolor-and-streptomyces-avermitilis
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REVIEW
Juan F Martín, Antonio Rodríguez-García, Paloma Liras
Phosphate limitation is important for production of antibiotics and other secondary metabolites in Streptomyces. Phosphate control is mediated by the two-component system PhoR-PhoP. Following phosphate depletion, PhoP stimulates expression of genes involved in scavenging, transport and mobilization of phosphate, and represses the utilization of nitrogen sources. PhoP reduces expression of genes for aerobic respiration and activates nitrate respiration genes. PhoP activates genes for teichuronic acid formation and reduces expression of genes for phosphate-rich teichoic acid biosynthesis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292348/development-and-validation-of-a-model-for-predicting-diabetic-nephropathy-in-chinese-people
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Li Chen, Ke Xin Sun, Juan Juan, Kai Fang, Kuo Liu, Xue Yin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To develop a risk model for predicting later development of diabetic nephropathy (DN) in Chinese people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and evaluate its performance with independent validation. METHODS: We used data collected from the project 'Comprehensive Research on the Prevention and Control of Diabetes', which was a community-based study conducted by the Jiangsu Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013. A total of 11,771 eligible participants were included in our study...
February 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289082/use-of-a-phosphorylation-site-mutant-to-identify-distinct-modes-of-gene-repression-by-the-control-of-virulence-regulator-covr-in-streptococcus-pyogenes
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Nicola Horstmann, Pranoti Sahasrabhojane, Hui Yao, Xiaoping Su, Samuel A Shelburne
The control of virulence regulator/sensor kinase (CovRS) two-component system (TCS) serves as a model for investigating the impact of signaling pathways on the pathogenesis of Gram-positive bacteria. However the molecular mechanisms by which CovR, an OmpR/PhoB family response regulator, controls virulence gene expression are poorly defined partly due to the labile nature of its aspartate phosphorylation site. To better understand the regulatory effect of phosphorylated CovR, we generated the phosphorylation site mutant strain 10870-CovR-D53E, which we predicted to have a constitutive CovR phosphorylation phenotype...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285811/-composite-pheochromocytoma-a-rare-adrenal-tumor
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Gwladys Robinet, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Andréa Manunta, Romain Mathieu, Frédérique Tissier, Benoit Peyronnet, Solène-Florence Kammerer-Jacquet
INTRODUCTION: Composite pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor of the adrenal medulla composed of pheochromocytoma and neuroblastic tumor. We report the case of a composite pheochromocytoma detected in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1. CASE REPORT: A 61-year-old male patient presented occasional sweats with palpitation and moderate high blood pressure. Urinary catecholamine level was increased. CT scan showed a heterogeneous tumor limited to the adrenal gland. Histologically, the tumor showed two components: pheochromocytoma and ganglioneuroma and was diagnosed as a composite pheochromocytoma...
March 9, 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285657/two-component-regulatory-system-acts-actr-is-required-for-sinorhizobium-meliloti-adaptation-to-oxidative-stress
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Guirong Tang, Sunjun Wang, Dawei Lu, Leqi Huang, Ningning Li, Li Luo
The two-component system ActS/ActR plays important roles in bacterial adaptation to abiotic stress, including acid tolerance and oxidant resistance. However, the underlying regulatory mechanism is not clear. In this study, we found that the ActS/ActR system is required for adaptation to oxidative stress by regulating the transcription of the genes actR, katB, gshA and gshB1. The actS and actR mutants were sensitive to low pH and oxidants such as H2O2, oxidized glutathione (GSSG) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP)...
May 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282948/road-traf%C3%AF-c-anomaly-detection-via-collaborative-path-inference-from-gps-snippets
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Hongtao Wang, Hui Wen, Feng Yi, Hongsong Zhu, Limin Sun
Road traffic anomaly denotes a road segment that is anomalous in terms of traffic flow of vehicles. Detecting road traffic anomalies from GPS (Global Position System) snippets data is becoming critical in urban computing since they often suggest underlying events. However, the noisy ands parse nature of GPS snippets data have ushered multiple problems, which have prompted the detection of road traffic anomalies to be very challenging. To address these issues, we propose a two-stage solution which consists of two components: a Collaborative Path Inference (CPI) model and a Road Anomaly Test (RAT) model...
March 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282170/surface-state-tunneling-signatures-in-the-two-component-superconductor-upt_-3
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Fabian Lambert, Alireza Akbari, Peter Thalmeier, Ilya Eremin
Quasiparticle interference (QPI) imaging of Bogoliubov excitations in quasi-two-dimensional unconventional superconductors has become a powerful technique for measuring the superconducting gap and its symmetry. Here, we present the extension of this method to three-dimensional superconductors and analyze the expected QPI spectrum for the two-component heavy-fermion superconductor UPt_{3} whose gap structure is still controversial. Starting from a 3D electronic structure and the three proposed chiral gap models E_{1g,u} or E_{2u}, we perform a slab calculation that simultaneously gives extended bulk states and topologically protected in-gap dispersionless surface states...
February 24, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281304/variations-in-sural-nerve-formation-pattern-and-distribution-on-the-dorsum-of-the-foot
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Su Kyoung Jeon, Doo-Jin Paik, Young-Il Hwang
The sural nerve, a cutaneous nerve, is clinically important because it is frequently for nerve conduction testing, biopsy, and harvesting for nerve grafts. This nerve exhibits a wide variety of variation in formation, distribution on the dorsum of the foot, and so on, depending on the population observed. In this study, we examined the variation in the sural nerve in 110 Korean cadavers. Of these cadavers, 86.1% of the sural nerves corresponded to type A, where tibial and peroneal components were united to form the sural nerve...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281198/crystal-structure-of-the-inactive-state-of-the-receiver-domain-of-spo0a-from-paenisporosarcina-sp-tg-14-a-psychrophilic-bacterium-isolated-from-an-antarctic-glacier
#18
Chang Woo Lee, Sun-Ha Park, Sung Gu Lee, Seung Chul Shin, Se Jong Han, Han-Woo Kim, Hyun Ho Park, Sunghwan Kim, Hak Jun Kim, Hyun Park, HaJeung Park, Jun Hyuck Lee
The two-component phosphorelay system is the most prevalent mechanism for sensing and transducing environmental signals in bacteria. Spore formation, which relies on the two-component phosphorelay system, enables the longterm survival of the glacial bacterium Paenisporosarcina sp. TG-14 in the extreme cold environment. Spo0A is a key response regulator of the phosphorelay system in the early stage of spore formation. The protein is composed of a regulatory N-terminal phospho-receiver domain and a DNAbinding C-terminal activator domain...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278630/antibacterial-activity-and-composition-of-the-essential-oil-of-nepeta-hormozganica-jamzad-from-iran
#19
A Sonboli, M H Saadat, M Arman, M R Kanani
The composition and antibacterial activity of the essential oil of the aerial flowering parts of Nepeta hormozganica Jamzad have been studied. Analysis of the oil was conducted by GC-FID and GC-MS. Thirty-two components were characterized accounting for 99.4% of the total oil. Oxygenated monoterpenes (87.5%) were found to be the predominant group of compounds, of which 18-cineole (65.0%) and 4aα-7α-7aβ-nepetalactone (13.0%) were the main constituents. The antibacterial activity of the essential oil and its main constituents showed that all of the tested microorganisms were highly inhibited by the essential oil with inhibition zones ranged from 12 to 24 mm...
March 1, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275966/evaluating-the-implementation-of-a-translational-peer-delivered-stress-management-program-for-spanish-speaking-latina-breast-cancer-survivors
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Anna María Nápoles, Jasmine Santoyo-Olsson, Anita L Stewart, Carmen Ortiz, Maria García-Jímenez
Information is needed on implementation processes involved in translating evidence-based interventions (EBIs) into health disparity communities. In an RCT, Nuevo Amanecer, a cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) program delivered by breast cancer survivors (compañeras) in community settings to Spanish-speaking Latina breast cancer survivors, was effective in improving quality of life and decreasing breast cancer concerns and depressive and bodily symptoms. Using mixed methods, we evaluated the processes of implementing Nuevo Amanecer...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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