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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538194/synthesis-and-characterization-of-a-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-for-the-isolation-of-the-16-us-epa-priority-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-solution
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Somandla Ncube, Phumlile Kunene, Nikita T Tavengwa, Hlanganani Tutu, Heidi Richards, Ewa Cukrowska, Luke Chimuka
A smart sorbent consisting of benzo[k]fluoranthene-imprinted and indeno[1 2 3-cd]pyrene-imprinted polymers mixed at 1:1 (w/w) was successfully screened from several cavity-tuning experiments and used in the isolation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from spiked solution. The polymer mixture showed high cross selectivity and affinity towards all the 16 US-EPA priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The average extraction efficiency from a cyclohexane solution was 65 ± 13.3% (n = 16, SD). Batch adsorption and kinetic studies confirmed that the binding of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons onto the polymer particles resulted in formation of a monolayer and that the binding process was the rate limiting step...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538102/effects-of-wet-blending-on-detection-of-melamine-in-spray-dried-lactose
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Betsy Jean Yakes, Marti M Bergana, Peter F Scholl, Magdi M Mossoba, Sanjeewa R Karunathilaka, Luke K Ackerman, Jason D Holton, Boyan Gao, Jeffrey C Moore
During the development of rapid screening methods to detect economic adulteration, spray-dried milk powders prepared by dissolving melamine in liquid milk exhibited an unexpected loss of characteristic melamine features in the NIR and Raman spectra. To further characterize this "wet-blending" phenomenon, spray-dried melamine and lactose samples were produced as a simplified model and investigated by near-infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, 1H NMR, and DART-FTMS. In contrast to dry-blended samples, characteristic melamine bands in NIR and Raman spectra disappeared or shifted in wet-blended lactose-melamine samples...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534637/synthesis-of-cyclic-guanidines-bearing-n-arylsulfonyl-and-n-cyano-protecting-groups-via-pd-catalyzed-alkene-carboamination-reactions
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Luke J Peterson, Jingyi Luo, John P Wolfe
Palladium-catalyzed carboamination reactions of N-allylguanidines bearing cleavable N-cyano or N-arylsulfonyl protecting groups are described. The reactions afford cyclic guanidine products in good yield, and transformations of substrates bearing internal alkenes proceed with high diastereoselectivity. Deuterium labeling studies indicate these transformations proceed via anti-aminopalladation pathways.
May 23, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534460/flail-anterior-tricuspid-valve-leaflet-in-a-neonate-association-with-maternal-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Adrian J Tarca, Luke Eckersley, Darshan Kothari
This brief report describes a case of flail anterior tricuspid valve leaflet in a neonate associated with maternal antiphospholipid syndrome. Fetal echocardiography at 27 weeks of gestation showed competent atrioventricular valves with biventricular echogenic chordae. Fetal distress was noted at delivery, and echocardiography showed a flail anterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve with severe regurgitation. Possible causation and implications of maternal antiphospholipid syndrome are discussed.
May 23, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533978/conserved-queen-pheromones-in-bumblebees-a-reply-to-amsalem-et-al
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Luke Holman, Jelle S van Zweden, Ricardo C Oliveira, Annette van Oystaeyen, Tom Wenseleers
In a recent study, Amsalem, Orlova & Grozinger (2015) performed experiments with Bombus impatiens bumblebees to test the hypothesis that saturated cuticular hydrocarbons are evolutionarily conserved signals used to regulate reproductive division of labor in many Hymenopteran social insects. They concluded that the cuticular hydrocarbon pentacosane (C25), previously identified as a queen pheromone in a congeneric bumblebee, does not affect worker reproduction in B. impatiens. Here we discuss some shortcomings of Amsalem et al...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533560/saving-the-world-s-terrestrial-megafauna
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William J Ripple, Guillaume Chapron, José Vicente López-Bao, Sarah M Durant, David W Macdonald, Peter A Lindsey, Elizabeth L Bennett, Robert L Beschta, Jeremy T Bruskotter, Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz, Richard T Corlett, Chris T Darimont, Amy J Dickman, Rodolfo Dirzo, Holly T Dublin, James A Estes, Kristoffer T Everatt, Mauro Galetti, Varun R Goswami, Matt W Hayward, Simon Hedges, Michael Hoffmann, Luke T B Hunter, Graham I H Kerley, Mike Letnic, Taal Levi, Fiona Maisels, John C Morrison, Michael Paul Nelson, Thomas M Newsome, Luke Painter, Robert M Pringle, Christopher J Sandom, John Terborgh, Adrian Treves, Blaire Van Valkenburgh, John A Vucetich, Aaron J Wirsing, Arian D Wallach, Christopher Wolf, Rosie Woodroffe, Hillary Young, Li Zhang
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October 1, 2016: Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533437/metformin-inhibits-cellular-proliferation-and-bioenergetics-in-colorectal-cancer-patient-derived-xenografts
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Nur-Afidah Mohamed Suhaimi, Wai Min Phyo, Hao Yun Yap, Sharon Heng Yee Choy, Xiaona Wei, Yukti Choudhury, Wai Jin Tan, Luke Anthony Peng Yee Tan, Roger Sik Yin Foo, Suzanne Hui San Tan, Zenia Tiang, Chin Fong Wong, Poh Koon Koh, Min-Han Tan
There is increasing pre-clinical evidence suggesting that metformin, an anti-diabetic drug, has anti-cancer properties against various malignancies including colorectal cancer (CRC). However, majority of evidence which were derived from cancer cell lines and xenografts are likely to overestimate the benefit of metformin since these models are inadequate and require supraphysiological levels of metformin. Here, we generated patient-derived xenografts (PDX) lines from 2 CRC patients to assess the properties of metformin and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), the first-line drug treatment for CRC...
May 22, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532994/johne-s-disease-in-the-eyes-of-irish-cattle-farmers-a-qualitative-narrative-research-approach-to-understanding-implications-for-disease-management
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Conor G McAloon, Áine Macken-Walsh, Lisa Moran, Paul Whyte, Simon J More, Luke O'Grady, Michael L Doherty
Bovine Johne's Disease (JD) is a disease characterised by chronic granulomatous enteritis which manifests clinically as a protein-losing enteropathy causing diarrhoea, hypoproteinaemia, emaciation and, eventually death. Some research exists to suggest that the aetiologic pathogen Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis may pose a zoonotic risk. Nationally coordinated control programmes have been introduced in many of the major milk producing countries across the world. However, JD is challenging to control in infected herds owing to limitations of diagnostic tests and the long incubation period of the disease...
June 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532858/ovarian-granulosa-cell-tumor-a-national-cancer-database-study
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Brandon-Luke L Seagle, Phoebe Ann, Sharlay Butler, Shohreh Shahabi
OBJECTIVE: To provide prognostic information from a large cohort of women with granulosa cell tumor we analyzed the National Cancer Database. METHODS: We performed an observational retrospective cohort analysis of 2680 women with ovarian granulosa cell tumor from the 1998-2013 National Cancer Database. Kaplan-Meier and multivariable Cox proportional-hazards survival analyses were performed for the overall cohort and propensity score matched cohorts to examine the association of surgical staging and adjuvant chemotherapy with survival...
May 19, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532548/mtorc1-in-agrp-neurons-integrates-exteroceptive-and-interoceptive-food-related-cues-in-the-modulation-of-adaptive-energy-expenditure-in-mice
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Luke K Burke, Tamana Darwish, Althea R Cavanaugh, Sam Virtue, Emma Roth, Joanna Morro, Shun-Mei Liu, Jing Xia, Jeffrey W Dalley, Keith Burling, Streamson Chua, Toni Vidal-Puig, Gary J Schwartz, Clémence Blouet
Energy dissipation through interscapular brown adipose tissue (iBAT) thermogenesis is an important contributor to adaptive energy expenditure. However, it remains unresolved how acute and chronic changes in energy availability are detected by the brain to adjust iBAT activity and maintain energy homeostasis. Here, we provide evidence that AGRP inhibitory tone to iBAT represents an energy-sparing circuit that integrates environmental food cues and internal signals of energy availability. We establish a role for the nutrient-sensing mTORC1 signaling pathway within AGRP neurons in the detection of environmental food cues and internal signals of energy availability, and in the bi-directional control of iBAT thermogenesis during nutrient deficiency and excess...
May 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532116/antibacterial-mechanical-and-surface-properties-of-ag-dlc-films-prepared-by-dual-pld-for-medical-applications
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P Písařík, M Jelínek, J Remsa, J Mikšovský, J Zemek, K Jurek, Š Kubinová, J Lukeš, J Šepitka
Silver doped diamond-like carbon layers were deposited by dual pulsed laser deposition using two KrF excimer lasers. The concentration of Ag, determined by XPS and WDS, moved from zero to ~10at%. We found that the sp(2)/sp(3) ratio, film roughness and the number of droplets (SEM and AFM) increased with increasing silver concentration. The sp(3) content measurement (XPS) was influenced by ion cluster surface sputtering and varied from 71.0% (undoped DLC) to 36.2% (for 9.3at% Ag). Transmission was measured on the scale from 200nm to 1100nm, and decreased with increasing silver content...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530125/pro-inflammatory-activation-of-primary-microglia-and-macrophages-increases-18%C3%A2-kda-translocator-protein-expression-in-rodents-but-not-humans
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David R Owen, Nehal Narayan, Lisa Wells, Luke Healy, Erica Smyth, Eugenii A Rabiner, Dylan Galloway, John B Williams, Joshua Lehr, Harpreet Mandhair, Laura An Peferoen, Peter C Taylor, Sandra Amor, Jack P Antel, Paul M Matthews, Craig S Moore
The 18kDa Translocator Protein (TSPO) is the most commonly used tissue-specific marker of inflammation in positron emission tomography (PET) studies. It is expressed in myeloid cells such as microglia and macrophages, and in rodent myeloid cells expression increases with cellular activation. We assessed the effect of myeloid cell activation on TSPO gene expression in both primary human and rodent microglia and macrophages in vitro, and also measured TSPO radioligand binding with (3)H-PBR28 in primary human macrophages...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529874/shared-and-disorder-specific-task-positive-and-default-mode-network-dysfunctions-during-sustained-attention-in-paediatric-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Luke J Norman, Christina O Carlisi, Anastasia Christakou, Ana Cubillo, Clodagh M Murphy, Kaylita Chantiluke, Andrew Simmons, Vincent Giampietro, Michael Brammer, David Mataix-Cols, Katya Rubia
Patients with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and obsessive/compulsive disorder (OCD) share problems with sustained attention, and are proposed to share deficits in switching between default mode and task positive networks. The aim of this study was to investigate shared and disorder-specific brain activation abnormalities during sustained attention in the two disorders. Twenty boys with ADHD, 20 boys with OCD and 20 age-matched healthy controls aged between 12 and 18 years completed a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) version of a parametrically modulated sustained attention task with a progressively increasing sustained attention load...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529717/gene-length-and-detection-bias-in-single-cell-rna-sequencing-protocols
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Belinda Phipson, Luke Zappia, Alicia Oshlack
Background: Single cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) has rapidly gained popularity for profiling transcriptomes of hundreds to thousands of single cells. This technology has led to the discovery of novel cell types and revealed insights into the development of complex tissues. However, many technical challenges need to be overcome during data generation. Due to minute amounts of starting material, samples undergo extensive amplification, increasing technical variability. A solution for mitigating amplification biases is to include unique molecular identifiers (UMIs), which tag individual molecules...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529688/the-prevalence-temporal-and-spatial-trends-in-bulk-tank-equivalent-milk-fat-depression-in-irish-milk-recorded-herds
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Catherine I Carty, Alan G Fahey, Morgan R Sheehy, Steve Taylor, Ian J Lean, Conor G McAloon, Luke O'Grady, Finbar J Mulligan
BACKGROUND: Milk fat is important in terms of economic value and in its potential to provide information concerning cow diet and health. Under current milk payment schemes in Ireland farmer income is directly linked to milk fat production. METHODS: A descriptive analysis of milk fat depression (MFD) as calculated from test day milk recording data across all milk recording herds from 2004 to 2014 was undertaken. A dataset of 17 million test day records was used to calculate the prevalence of MFD in Irish milk recorded herds and to create a graphical description of the major descriptive epidemiological trends in milk fat depression in time and space in Ireland...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529214/improving-diabetic-retinopathy-in-an-indigent-population
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Renee Rosati, Adrienne Z Ables, Petra Warren
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of preventable blindness in working-age American adults. This study hypothesized that patients with diabetes types I and II at St.Luke's Free Medical Clinic in Spartanburg, South Carolina were not being systematically referred for annual diabetic retinopathy screening. We evaluated the number of patients referred for screening, those patients who actually went for the screening, and the rate at which retinopathy was found in those who went. Of the 111 charts reviewed, only 49...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529018/effects-of-anandamide-administration-on-components-of-reward-processing-during-free-choice
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Luke C Zona, Benjamin R Fry, Jacob A LaLonde, Howard C Cromwell
Previous research has implicated the positive modulation of anandamide, an endocannabinoid neurotransmitter, on feeding behavior. Anandamide is particularly noteworthy as it acts as an endogenous ligand of the CB1 receptor, the same receptor that is activated by tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive component in Cannabis sativa. Cannabis legalization in North America has presented with a need to study endocannabinoid agonists and their effects on behavior. Much has yet to be determined in terms of the role of the endocannabinoid system in decision-making scenarios...
May 18, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529000/preclinical-evaluation-of-vis513-a-therapeutic-antibody-against-dengue-virus-in-non-human-primates
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Eugenia Z Ong, Yadunanda Budigi, Hwee Cheng Tan, Luke N Robinson, Kirk J Rowley, Alexander Winnett, Sven Hobbie, Zachary Shriver, Gregory J Babcock, Eng Eong Ooi
Despite useful in vivo activity, no therapeutic against dengue virus (DENV) has demonstrated efficacy in clinical trials. Herein, we explored dosing and virological endpoints to guide the design of human trials of VIS513, a pan-serotype anti-DENV IgG1 antibody, in non-human primates (NHPs). Dosing VIS513 pre- or post-peak viremia in NHPs neutralized infectious DENV although RNAemia remained detectable post-treatment; differential interaction of human IgGs with macaque Fc-gamma receptors may delay clearance of neutralized DENV...
May 18, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527013/central-activation-metabolites-and-calcium-handling-during-fatigue-with-repeated-maximal-isometric-contractions-in-human-muscle
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Simeon P Cairns, Luke A G Inman, Caroline P MacManus, Ingrid G L van de Port, Patricia A Ruell, Jeanette M Thom, Martin W Thompson
PURPOSE: To determine the roles of calcium (Ca(2+)) handling by sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) and central activation impairment (i.e., central fatigue) during fatigue with repeated maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVC) in human muscles. METHODS: Contractile performance was assessed during 3 min of repeated MVCs (7-s contraction, 3-s rest, n = 17). In ten participants, in vitro SR Ca(2+)-handling, metabolites, and fibre-type composition were quantified in biopsy samples from quadriceps muscle, along with plasma venous [K(+)]...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526671/telehealth-interventions-to-support-self-management-of-long-term-conditions-a-systematic-metareview-of-diabetes-heart-failure-asthma-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-cancer
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Peter Hanlon, Luke Daines, Christine Campbell, Brian McKinstry, David Weller, Hilary Pinnock
BACKGROUND: Self-management support is one mechanism by which telehealth interventions have been proposed to facilitate management of long-term conditions. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this metareview were to (1) assess the impact of telehealth interventions to support self-management on disease control and health care utilization, and (2) identify components of telehealth support and their impact on disease control and the process of self-management. Our goal was to synthesise evidence for telehealth-supported self-management of diabetes (types 1 and 2), heart failure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cancer to identify components of effective self-management support...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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