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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922850/comparative-ultrastructural-and-stereological-analyses-of-unruptured-and-ruptured-saccular-intracranial-aneurysms
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Emine Korkmaz, Rachel Kleinloog, Bon H Verweij, Iris E Allijn, Liesbeth H P Hekking, Luca Regli, Gabriel J E Rinkel, Ynte M Ruigrok, Jan Andries Post
Insight into processes leading to rupture of intracranial aneurysms (IAs) may identify biomarkers for rupture or lead to management strategies reducing the risk of rupture. We characterized and quantified (ultra)structural differences between unruptured and ruptured aneurysmal walls. Six unruptured and 6 ruptured IA fundi were resected after microsurgical clipping and analyzed by correlative light microscopy for quantitative analysis (proportion of the vessel wall area) and transmission electron microscopy for qualitative ultrastructural analysis...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922839/first-description-of-a-new-uncultured-epsilon-sulfur-bacterium-colonizing-marine-mangrove-sediment-in-the-caribbean-thiovulum-sp-strain-karukerense
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Olivier Gros
Here, the first description is reported of an epsilon sulfur-oxidizing bacterium from sulfide-rich sediments of marine mangrove in the Caribbean. By transition electron microscopy it was shown that this new strain contains intracytoplasmic large internal sulfur granules, which was confirmed by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analyses performed using an environmental scanning electron microscope. The sulfur distribution obtained for this sulfur-oxidizing bacterial strain allowed us to conclude that elemental sulfur is formed as an intermediate oxidation product and stored intracellularly...
October 2, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922635/fucoidan-coated-ciprofloxacin-loaded-chitosan-nanoparticles-for-the-treatment-of-intracellular-and-biofilm-infections-of-salmonella
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Elbi S, Nimal T R, Rajan V K, Gaurav Baranwal, Raja Biswas, Jayakumar R, Sathianarayanan S
Salmonella infections and their gallstone associated biofilm infections are difficult to treat due to poor penetration of antibiotics into the intracellular compartments of macrophages and within biofilms. Here we developed ciprofloxacin loaded chitosan nanoparticles (cCNPs) and fucoidan (Fu) coated cCNPs (Fu-cCNPs). Characterizations of these nanoparticles were carried out using Dynamic Light Scattering‎, Transmission electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The prepared cCNPs and Fu-cCNPs have the size range of 124±7nm and 320±18nm, respectively...
September 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922627/distribution-patterns-and-morphology-of-sensilla-on-the-antennae-of-plutella-xylostella-l-a-scanning-and-transmission-electron-microscopic-study
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Xi-Zhong Yan, Cai-Ping Deng, Jiao-Xin Xie, Lan-Jun Wu, Xue-Jun Sun, Chi Hao
The antennal morphology, types of antennal sensilla, fine structures and distributions of the sensilla in Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) were studied by scanning (SEM) and transmission (TEM) electron microscopy. The antenna, scape, pedicel and flagellum were all longer in males than in females. A total of seventeen types of sensilla were identified on the antennae: trichodea (two subtypes), basiconica, coeloconica (three subtypes), Böhm's bristles (two subtypes), styloconica (two subtypes), squamiformia, auricillica, furcatea (three subtypes), cupuliform organs and terminal sensory pegs...
September 6, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922616/novel-testing-for-corrosion-of-glass-ceramics-for-dental-applications
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J F Esquivel-Upshaw, F Ren, S M Hsu, F Y Dieng, D Neal, A E Clark
The effects of pH cycling immersion on the corrosion of glass-based ceramic materials were investigated by examining the silicon release level in the immersion solution and the surface morphology of the ceramic after immersion. The hypothesis that pH cycling causes more surface degradation than constant immersion was tested. An inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer was used for Si ion concentration determination and scanning electron microscopy for surface morphology analyses. Two pH cycling sequences (pH 2, 7, 10 and pH 10, 2, 7) were employed in this study...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922604/a-comparative-study-on-the-performance-of-inert-and-functionalized-spheres-coated-with-solid-dispersions-made-of-two-structurally-related-antifungal-drugs
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Naila A Mugheirbi, Peter O'Connell, Dolores R Serrano, Anne Marie Healy, Lynne S Taylor, Lidia Tajber
Fluid bed coating offers potential advantages as a formulation platform for amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs) of poorly soluble drugs, being a one-step manufacturing process which could reduce the risk of phase separation associated with multiple step manufacturing approaches. However, the impact of the physicochemical nature of carrier spheres on the properties and drug release from the ASDs has not been studied in detail. In this work, tartaric acid (TAP) and microcrystalline cellulose (CEL) spheres were chosen as examples of functional and inert beads, respectively...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922484/characterization-of-edge-contact-atomically-resolved-semiconductor-metal-lateral-boundary-in-mos2
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Hyeokshin Kwon, Kiyoung Lee, Jinseong Heo, Youngtek Oh, Hyangsook Lee, Samudrala Appalakondaiah, Wonhee Ko, Hyo Won Kim, Jin-Wook Jung, Hwansoo Suh, Hongki Min, Insu Jeon, Euyheon Hwang, Sungwoo Hwang
Despite recent efforts for the development of transition-metal-dichalcogenide-based high-performance thin-film transistors, device performance has not improved much, mainly because of the high contact resistance at the interface between the 2D semiconductor and the metal electrode. Edge contact has been proposed for the fabrication of a high-quality electrical contact; however, the complete electronic properties for the contact resistance have not been elucidated in detail. Using the scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy techniques, the edge contact, as well as the lateral boundary between the 2D semiconducting layer and the metalized interfacial layer, are investigated, and their electronic properties and the energy band profile across the boundary are shown...
September 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922345/tilianin-post-conditioning-attenuates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-mitochondrial-protection-and-inhibition-of-apoptosis
#8
Yangyang Wang, Yong Yuan, Xinchun Wang, Yanfang Wang, Jiang Cheng, Li Tian, Xinhong Guo, Dongmei Qin, Wenjiang Cao
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the role of tilianin in modulating mitochondrial functions and mitochondria-mediated apoptosis during cardio-protection. MATERIAL AND METHODS Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury was induced by 30 minutes coronary occlusion followed by two hours reperfusion in Sprague-Dawley rats. To investigate the cardio-protective effects of tilianin, apoptosis was evaluated by TUNEL. Mitochondrial ultrastructure and function were assessed by transmission electron microscopy, dynamics of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening and ATP production in the myocardium; Ca2+ content and reactive oxygen species (ROS) were measured to evaluated the level of damage factors in the mitochondria...
September 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922082/combinatorial-peptide-based-epitope-mapping-from-ebola-virus-dna-vaccines-and-infections-reveals-residue-level-determinants-of-antibody-binding
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Daniel R Ripoll, Daniel A J Mitchell, Lesley C Dupuy, Anders Wallqvist, Connie Schmaljohn, Sidhartha Chaudhury
Ebola virus (EBOV) infection is highly lethal and results in severe febrile bleeding disorders that affect humans and non-human primates. One of the therapeutic approaches for treating EBOV infection focus largely on cocktails of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that bind to specific regions of the EBOV glycoprotein (GP) and neutralize the virus. Recent structural studies using cryo-electron microscopy have identified key epitopes for several EBOV mAbs. While such information has yielded deep insights into antibody binding, limitations on resolution of these structures often preclude a residue-level analysis of EBOV epitopes...
September 18, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922056/secondary-defects-detected-by-transmission-electron-microscopy-in-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-diagnostics
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Mellisa Dixon, Amelia Shoemark
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is predominantly an autosomal recessively inherited condition that affects ~1 in 15,000 people. Diagnosis of PCD can be complex and is ordinarily based on the results of multiple investigations. These investigations include nasal nitric oxide, high-speed video microscopy, genotyping, and electron microscopy analysis of ciliary ultrastructure. A diagnosis is ultimately confirmed by the presence of a hallmark defect identified by transmission electron microscopy or biallelic variants in a known PCD gene...
September 18, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922052/applications-of-emerging-transmission-electron-microscopy-technology-in-pcd-research-and-diagnosis
#11
Amelia Shoemark
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is a heterogeneous genetic condition characterized by dysfunction of motile cilia. Patients suffer from chronic infection and inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tract. Diagnosis of PCD is confirmed by identification of a hallmark defect of ciliary ultrastructure or by identification of biallelic pathogenic mutations in a known PCD gene. Since the first description of PCD in 1976, assessment of ciliary ultrastructure by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has been central to diagnosis and research...
September 18, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922027/further-evidence-of-how-unbuffered-starvation-at-4%C3%A2-c-influences-listeria-monocytogenes-egd-e-hcc23-f2365-and-scott-a
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Nathan A Jarvis, Corliss A O'Bryan, Elizabeth M Martin, Steven C Ricke, Michael G Johnson, Philip G Crandall
The soilborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes frequently contaminates food products and food processing environments and is able to survive desiccation, high osmotic pressures, and starvation. However, little is known about how this pathogen survives starvation at 4°C. This study provides evidence that L. monocytogenes is able to survive total nutrient starvation for 4 weeks. L. monocytogenes strains EGD-e, Scott A, F2365, and HCC23 were starved individually in sterile water. Colony counts declined over 4 weeks, with Scott A declining the most rapidly...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921913/high-resolution-imaging-of-muscle-attachment-structures-in-c-elegans
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Hiroshi Qadota, Yohei Matsunaga, Ken C Q Nguyen, Alexa Mattheyses, David H Hall, Guy M Benian
We used structured illumination microscopy (SIM) to obtain super-resolution images of muscle attachment structures in C. elegans striated muscle. SIM imaging of M-line components revealed two patterns: PAT-3 (β-integrin) and proteins that interact in a complex with the cytoplasmic tail of β-integrin and localize to the basal muscle cell membrane (UNC-112 (kindlin), PAT-4 (ILK), UNC-97 (PINCH), PAT-6 (α-parvin) and UNC-95), are found in discrete, angled segments with gaps. In contrast, proteins localized throughout the depth of the M-line (UNC-89 (obscurin) and UNC-98) are imaged as continuous lines...
September 16, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921912/fate-of-worn-out-functional-teeth-in-the-upper-jaw-dentition-of-sicyopterus-japonicus-gobioidei-sicydiinae-during-tooth-replacement
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Noriyuki Sahara, Keita Moriyama, Midori Iida, Shun Watanabe
Mochizuki and Fukui (1983) studied the development and replacement of the upper jaw teeth in a Japanese fish species, Sicyopterus japonicus (Gobioidei: Sicydiinae), and they reported that worn-out functional teeth in the upper jaw were not shed outside the skin but were taken into the soft tissue of the upper jaw and completely resorbed there. To date, however, this phenomenon appears poorly documented. Furthermore, the mechanism for the resorption of these teeth remains to be determined. In the present study, we examined this phenomenon by using 3D micro-computed tomography (m-CT), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and various techniques of light (LM) and electron (EM) microcopy...
September 16, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921824/characterization-of-lacquer-films-from-the-middle-and-late-chinese-warring-states-period-476-221bc
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P J Jin, Y L Hu, Z B Ke
The famous lacquer wares excavated from the Jiuliandun Tombs of the middle and late Warring States period (476-221 BC) were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy/energy as well as dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM/EDS), Raman spectroscopy (RS), optical microscopy (OM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results showed a multilayer structure in the lacquer film, including a Qihui layer (a layer made of lacquer and various plasters), undercoat layer (or finishing coat) and colored paint layer mixed with various inorganic particles, such as quartz (SiO2 ) and hydroxyapatite [Ca5 (PO4 )3 (OH)], as fillers in the Qihui layers or orpiment (As2 S3 ) and cinnabar (HgS), which were used as a yellow or red pigment, respectively...
September 18, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921736/graphene-oxide-go-as-stabilizer-for-preparing-chirally-helical-polyacetylene-go-hybrid-microspheres-via-suspension-polymerization
#16
Jun Li, Jinrui Deng, Weifei Li, Kai Pan, Jianping Deng
Hybrid materials consisting of polymers and graphene are gathering ever-growing interest. This article reports a novel methodology for preparing chirally helical polyacetylene/graphene hybrid microspheres (MPs) via suspension polymerization in which graphene oxide (GO) or alkynylated GO (MGO) serves as a sole stabilizer. Such polymerizations show remarkable advantages in circumventing the difficulties in usual suspension polymerizations and especially in directly providing clean hybrid MPs. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Raman spectra, and electron dispersive spectroscopy indicate that graphene sheets cover the MPs through physical interaction (GO) or covalent bonds (MGO)...
September 15, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921710/non-stick-properties-of-thin-film-coatings-on-dental-restorative-instruments
#17
Jarmo Leppäniemi, Sasha Hoshian, Kimmo Suomalainen, Toni Luoto, Ville Jokinen, Jari Koskinen
The non-stick properties of thin-film coatings on dental-restorative instruments were investigated by static contact-angle measurement using dental filler resin as well as by scanning electron microscopy of the amount of sticking dental restorative material. Furthermore, using a customized dipping measurement set-up, non-stick properties were evaluated by measuring force-by-time when the instrument was pulled out of restorative material. Minor improvements in non-stick properties were obtained with commercial diamond-like carbon and commercial polytetrafluoroethylene-based coatings...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921693/liquid-cell-electron-microscopy-of-adsorbed-polymers
#18
Kandula Hima Nagamanasa, Huan Wang, Steve Granick
Individual macromolecules of polystyrene sulfonate and poly(ethylene oxide) are visualized with nanometer resolution using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging of aqueous solutions with and without added salt, trapped in liquid pockets between creased graphene sheets. Successful imaging with 0.3 s per frame is enabled by the sluggish mobility of the adsorbed molecules. This study finds, validating others, that an advantage of this graphene liquid-cell approach is apparently to retard sample degradation from incident electrons, in addition to minimizing background scattering because graphene windows are atomically thin...
September 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921628/who-wins-in-the-weaning-process-juvenile-feeding-morphology-of-two-freshwater-mussel-species
#19
Rafael Araujo, Miquel Campos, Carles Feo, Catuxa Varela, Joaquín Soler, Paz Ondina
The global decline of freshwater mussels can be partially attributed to their complex life cycle. Their survival from glochidium to adulthood is like a long obstacle race, with juvenile mortality as a key critical point. Mass mortality shortly after entering into a juvenile state has been reported in both wild and captive populations, thus weakening the effective bivalve population. A similar phenomenon occurs during metamorphosis in natural and hatchery populations of juvenile marine bivalves. Based on a morphological analysis using scanning electron microscopy of newly formed juveniles of the freshwater species Margaritifera margaritifera (L...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921597/ultrastructure-of-spermatozoa-of-spider-crabs-family-mithracidae-crustacea-decapoda-brachyura-integrative-analyses-based-on-morphological-and-molecular-data
#20
Camila de O Assugeni, Tatiana Magalhães, Juan A Bolaños, Christopher C Tudge, Fernando L Mantelatto, Fernando J Zara
Recent studies based on morphological and molecular data provide a new perspective concerning taxonomic aspects of the brachyuran family Mithracidae. These studies proposed a series of nominal changes and indicated that the family is actually represented by a different number and representatives of genera than previously thought. Here, we provide a comparative description of the ultrastructure of spermatozoa and spermatophores of some species of Mithracidae in a phylogenetic context. The ultrastructure of the spermatozoa and spermatophore was observed by scanning and transmission electron microscopy...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Morphology
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