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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414545/modular-use-of-human-body-models-of-varying-levels-of-complexity-validation-of-head-kinematics
#1
William Decker, Bharath Koya, Matthew L Davis, F Scott Gayzik
Objective The significant computational resources required to execute detailed human body finite element models has motivated the development of faster running simplified models (e.g. GHBMC M50-OS). Previous studies have demonstrated the ability to modularly incorporate the validated GHBMC M50-O brain model into the simplified model (GHBMC M50-OS+B), which allows for localized analysis of the brain in a fraction of the computation time required for the detailed model. The objective of this study is to validate the head and neck kinematics of the GHBMC M50-O and M50-OS (detailed and simplified versions of the same model) against human volunteer test data in frontal and lateral loading...
April 17, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371562/amnion-epithelial-cells-promote-lung-repair-via-lipoxin-a4
#2
Jean L Tan, Yan Z Tan, Ruth Muljadi, Siow T Chan, Sin N Lau, Joanne C Mockler, Euan M Wallace, Rebecca Lim
Human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) have been shown to possess potent immunomodulatory properties across a number of disease models. Recently, we reported that hAECs influence macrophage polarization and activity, and that this step was dependent on regulatory T cells. In this study, we aimed to assess the effects of hAEC-derived proresolution lipoxin-A4 (LXA4) on T-cell, macrophage, and neutrophil phenotype and function during the acute phase of bleomycin-induced lung injury. Using C57Bl6 mice, we administered 4 million hAECs intraperitoneally 24 hours after bleomycin challenge...
April 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361424/role-of-prolactin-in-the-regulation-of-bicarbonates-biodynamics-in-female-rat-model-of-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
#3
O A Bulaeva, P A Abramicheva, T A Balakina, O V Smirnova
We studied possible involvement of prolactin in the regulation of bicarbonate biodynamics using female rat model of cholestasis of pregnancy induced by transplantation of the donor pituitary under the renal capsule of a recipient (hyperprolactinemia) and bile duct ligation (cholestasis). The concentration of bicarbonates in the bile and blood, their excretion, clearance, and reabsorption, as well as glomerular filtration rate and excretion of sodium ions were assessed. It was found that the main effect of prolactin was directed to the kidney-regulated pool of bicarbonates and consisted in stimulation of their clearance and inhibition of reabsorption, which led to a decrease in bicarbonate blood concentration...
March 31, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301634/biodynamic-imaging-for-phenotypic-profiling-of-three-dimensional-tissue-culture
#4
Hao Sun, Daniel Merrill, Ran An, John Turek, Daniela Matei, David D Nolte
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286038/multi-stimuli-responsive-biohybrid-nanoparticles-with-cross-linked-albumin-coronae-self-assembled-by-a-polymer-protein-biodynamer
#5
Lin Wang, Li Liu, Bingyang Dong, Hanying Zhao, Mingming Zhang, Wenjuan Chen, Yanhang Hong
A thermoresponsive polymer-protein biodynamer was prepared via the bioconjugation of an aliphatic aldehyde-functionalized copolymer to hydrazine-modified bovine serum albumin (BSA) through reversible pyridylhydrazone linkages. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) and size exclusion chromatography (SEC) results indicated that the pyridylhydrazone linkages cleaved in an intracellular-mimicking acidic milieu, thus leading to the release of BSA. The dynamic character of the protein biodynamer was demonstrated by exchange reactions with aldehyde-containing molecules...
March 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264145/human-body-modeling-method-to-simulate-the-biodynamic-characteristics-of-spine-in-vivo-with-different-sitting-postures
#6
Rui-Chun Dong, Li-Xin Guo
The aim of this study is to model the computational model of seated whole human body including skeleton, muscle, viscera, ligament, intervertebral disc, and skin to predict effect of the factors (sitting postures, muscle and skin, buttocks, viscera, arms, gravity, and boundary conditions) on the biodynamic characteristics of spine. Two finite element models of seated whole body and a large number of finite element models of different ligamentous motion segments were developed and validated. Static, modal, and transient dynamic analyses were performed...
March 6, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204900/cadmium-bioaccumulation-in-aquatic-oligochaetes-using-a-biodynamic-model-a-review-of-values-of-physiological-parameters-and-model-validation-using-laboratory-and-field-bioaccumulation-data
#7
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Leire Méndez-Fernández, Pilar Rodriguez, Maite Martínez-Madrid
This study reviews certain physiological digestive parameters in the literature that could be used to predict tissue residues in aquatic oligochaetes using the biodynamic model. Predictions were evaluated with independently measured Cd bioaccumulation data in sediment bioassays and field oligochaetes. The parameter review focused on three species commonly used in ecotoxicity testing and bioaccumulation studies: Tubifex tubifex (Tt), Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri (Lh) and Lumbriculus variegatus (Lv). Median Ingestion rates (g g(-1) d(-1), dw) at unpolluted conditions were 7...
February 16, 2017: Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195714/predicting-partitioning-and-diffusion-properties-of-nonpolar-chemicals-in-biotic-media-and-passive-sampler-phases-by-gc-%C3%A3-gc
#8
Deedar Nabi, J Samuel Arey
The chemical parameters needed to explain and predict bioavailability, biodynamics, and baseline toxicity are not readily available for most nonpolar chemicals detected in the environment. Here, we demonstrate that comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC × GC) retention times can be used to predict 26 relevant properties for nonpolar chemicals, specifically: partition coefficients for diverse biotic media and passive sampler phases; aquatic baseline toxicity; and relevant diffusion coefficients...
March 7, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169527/molecular-biodynamers-dynamic-covalent-analogues-of-biopolymers
#9
Yun Liu, Jean-Marie Lehn, Anna K H Hirsch
Constitutional dynamic chemistry (CDC) features the use of reversible linkages at both molecular and supramolecular levels, including reversible covalent bonds (dynamic covalent chemistry, DCC) and noncovalent interactions (dynamic noncovalent chemistry, DNCC). Due to its inherent reversibility and stimuli-responsiveness, CDC has been widely utilized as a powerful tool for the screening of bioactive compounds, the exploitation of receptors or substrates driven by molecular recognition, and the fabrication of constitutionally dynamic materials...
February 21, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113692/admittance-adaptive-model-based-approach-to-mitigate-biodynamic-feedthrough
#10
Joost Venrooij, Max Mulder, Mark Mulder, David A Abbink, Marinus M van Paassen, Frans C T van der Helm, Heinrich H Bulthoff
Biodynamic feedthrough (BDFT) refers to the feedthrough of vehicle accelerations through the human body, leading to involuntary control device inputs. BDFT impairs control performance in a large range of vehicles under various circumstances. Research shows that BDFT strongly depends on adaptations in the neuromuscular admittance dynamics of the human body. This paper proposes a model-based approach of BDFT mitigation that accounts for these neuromuscular adaptations. The method was tested, as proof-of-concept, in an experiment where participants inside a motion simulator controlled a simulated vehicle through a virtual tunnel...
September 12, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089465/differential-bioaccumulation-patterns-of-nanosized-and-dissolved-silver-in-a-land-snail-achatina-fulica
#11
Yuanzhen Chen, Youbin Si, Dongmei Zhou, Fei Dang
With the increasing application in antimicrobial products, silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are inevitably released into the terrestrial environment, and pose potential risks to invertebrates such as land snails Achatina fulica, which take up AgNP from food and water. Here we differentiate Ag uptake biodynamic between Ag forms (i.e., PVP-AgNP vs. AgNO3) and between exposure pathways. Snails assimilated Ag efficiently from lettuce leaves pre-exposed to AgNP, with assimilation efficiencies (AEs) averaging 62-85% and food ingestion rates of 0...
March 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046047/expectation-or-sensorial-reality-an-empirical-investigation-of-the-biodynamic-calendar-for-wine-drinkers
#12
Wendy V Parr, Dominique Valentin, Phil Reedman, Claire Grose, James A Green
The study's aim was to investigate a central tenet of biodynamic philosophy as applied to wine tasting, namely that wines taste different in systematic ways on days determined by the lunar cycle. Nineteen New Zealand wine professionals tasted blind 12 Pinot noir wines at times determined within the biodynamic calendar for wine drinkers as being favourable (Fruit day) and unfavourable (Root day) for wine tasting. Tasters rated each wine four times, twice on a Fruit day and twice on a Root day, using 20 experimenter-provided descriptors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040526/the-effect-of-treatment-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-on-prevalence-of-retinal-and-choroidal-folds
#13
Mark J Kupersmith, Patrick A Sibony, Steven E Feldon, Jui-Kai Wang, Mona Garvin, Randy Kardon
PURPOSE: We described 3 types of folds in the retina and a crease in the outer retina associated with papilledema owing to idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) at presentation. We report the change in folds relative to treatment of IIH over the 6 months. METHODS: In this substudy of a randomized clinical trial, study eyes of subjects assigned to acetazolamide (ACZ, n = 44) or placebo (PLB, n = 43) had spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) images of the optic disc and macula regions at baseline and at 3 and 6 months...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900320/the-golden-spiral-flap-a-new-flap-design-that-allows-for-closure-of-larger-wounds-under-reduced-tension-how-studying-nature-s-own-design-led-to-the-development-of-a-new-surgical-technique
#14
Sharad P Paul
This paper details the study of biodynamic excisional skin tension lines on the scalp and the development of a new flap technique for closure of scalp wounds. Recently, a study by this author, on pigskin, replicated whorls by placing tissue under rapid stretch using saline tissue expanders, by recreating rapid dermo-epidermal shear of skin - thereby concluding that the golden spiral pattern is nature's own pattern for rapid expansion. Given the relationship between tissue expansion and stretch has been shown to cause deformation gradients that have both elastic and growth factors, the author set out to test the hypothesis that a golden spiral pattern therefore would be more efficient at closing wounds under less tension when compared with standard semicircular rotational flap patterns...
2016: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883274/impact-of-the-chronic-omega-3-fatty-acids-supplementation-in-hemiparkinsonism-model-induced-by-6-hydroxydopamine-in-rats
#15
Alexandre Sales Barros, Rafael Yuri Gouveia Crispim, Juliana Cavalcante Uchoa, Ricardo Basto Souza, Jonatas Cavalcante Lemos, Gerardo Cristino Filho, Mirna Marques Bezerra, Thales Fontenele Moraes Pinheiro, Silvânia Maria Mendes de Vasconcelos, Danielle Silveira Macêdo, Glauce Socorro de Barros Viana, Lissiana Magna Vasconcelos Aguiar
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by a progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. The neuronal degeneration may result from the convergence of a number of different pathogenic factors, including apoptosis, excitotoxicity and oxidative stress. Many studies emphasize the importance of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs) in vital processes such as maintenance of the properties of cell membranes and the participation in signal transduction and biodynamic activity of neuronal membranes...
November 24, 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821556/amnion-epithelial-cells-promote-lung-repair-via-lipoxin-a4
#16
Jean L Tan, Yan Z Tan, Ruth Muljadi, Siow T Chan, Sin N Lau, Joanne C Mockler, Euan M Wallace, Rebecca Lim
: Human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) have been shown to possess potent immunomodulatory properties across a number of disease models. Recently, we reported that hAECs influence macrophage polarization and activity, and that this step was dependent on regulatory T cells. In this study, we aimed to assess the effects of hAEC-derived proresolution lipoxin-A4 (LXA4) on T-cell, macrophage, and neutrophil phenotype and function during the acute phase of bleomycin-induced lung injury. Using C57Bl6 mice, we administered 4 million hAECs intraperitoneally 24 hours after bleomycin challenge...
November 7, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810489/the-influence-of-urea-and-nitrate-nutrients-on-the-bioavailability-and-toxicity-of-nickel-to-prorocentrum-donghaiense-dinophyta-and-skeletonema-costatum-bacillariophyta
#17
Xu-Guang Huang, Xie-Chang Lin, Shun-Xing Li, Song-Li Xu, Feng-Jiao Liu
Nitrogen nutrients and nickel(Ni) are ubiquitous in aquatic environments, and they are important for primary production of ocean ecosystem. This study examined the interaction of nitrogen nutrients (specifically urea and nitrate) and Ni on chlorophyll (Chl a) concentration and photosynthesis parameters values of Prorocentrum donghaiense and Skeletonema costatum. The data presented here indicate that low concentration of Ni for P. donghaiense and S. costatum can enhance both Chl a concentration and photosynthesis parameters values when grown in urea containing environment...
December 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739135/effects-of-intensive-and-alternative-production-systems-on-the-technological-and-quality-parameters-of-rapeseed-seed-brassica-napus-l-siska
#18
Maja Turinek, Martina Bavec, Milan Repič, Matjaž Turinek, Andreja Urbanek Krajnc, Christian Möllers, Alba Tres, Franc Bavec
BACKGROUND: Organic production is widely assumed to affect quality and nutritional parameters of arable crops. A field experiment was started in 2009 following integrated (INT), organic (ORG) and biodynamic (BD) production standards for wheat, maize and rapeseed production. With resort to standard analytical procedures and chemometrics, compositional parameters of Brassica napus L. 'Siska' seed (water, protein, oil and glucosinolate content) by non-destructive near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and fatty acid composition determined by gas chromatography, were assessed...
October 14, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709429/nutrient-changes-and-biodynamics-of-eisenia-fetida-during-vermicomposting-of-water-lettuce-pistia-sp-biomass-a-noxious-weed-of-aquatic-system
#19
Surindra Suthar, Bhawna Pandey, Rita Gusain, Rubia Zahid Gaur, Kapil Kumar
This paper reports the results of vermicomposting of water lettuce biomass (WL) spiked with cow dung at ratios of 20, 40, 60, and 80 % employing Eisenia fetida. A total of four treatments were established and changes in chemical properties of mixtures were observed. Vermicomposting caused a decrease in pH, TOC, volatile solids, and C/N ratio by 1.01-1.08-fold, 0.85-0.92-fold, 0.94-0.96-fold, 0.56-0.70-fold, respectively, but increase in EC, totN, totP, totK, totCa, totZn, totFe, and totCu, by 1.19-1.42-fold, 1...
January 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640154/biodynamics-of-copper-oxide-nanoparticles-and-copper-ions-in-an-oligochaete-part-ii-subcellular-distribution-following-sediment-exposure
#20
Amalie Thit, Tina Ramskov, Marie-Noële Croteau, Henriette Selck
The use and likely incidental release of metal nanoparticles (NPs) is steadily increasing. Despite the increasing amount of published literature on metal NP toxicity in the aquatic environment, very little is known about the biological fate of NPs after sediment exposures. Here, we compare the bioavailability and subcellular distribution of copper oxide (CuO) NPs and aqueous Cu (Cu-Aq) in the sediment-dwelling worm Lumbriculus variegatus. Ten days (d) sediment exposure resulted in marginal Cu bioaccumulation in L...
November 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
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