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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937970/spectroscopy-and-enhanced-frequency-upconversion-in-nd-3-yb-3-codoped-tpo-glasses-energy-transfer-and-nir-to-visible-upconverter
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Mohd Azam, Vineet Kumar Rai, Deepak Kumar Mohanty
TeO2-Pb3O4 (TPO) glasses codoped with Nd(3+) and Yb(3+) ions have been fabricated by conventional melting technique. The absorption, emission and excitation spectra of the samples have been recorded. The optical band gap in both the doped/codoped glasses is found to be ∼3.31 eV. Judd-Ofelt analysis has been carried out by using the absorption spectrum of 0.8 mol% Nd(3+) doped glass to determine the radiative properties viz radiative transition probabilities, branching ratios, radiative lifetimes, quality factor and emission cross sections of some emitting levels for Nd(3+) ions...
September 22, 2017: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937895/supernumerary-teeth-in-the-maxillary-anterior-region-the-dilemma-of-early-versus-late-surgical-intervention
#2
Ofer Sarne, Yehoshua Shapira, Sigalit Blumer, Tamar Finkelstein, Shirley Schonberger, Naomi Bechor, Nir Shpack
Supernumerary teeth are the most common developmental dental anomalies in the maxillary anterior region causing interference to the developing permanent incisors resulting in poor dental and facial esthetics. Two different opinions regarding the timing for surgical removal of the supernumerary teeth are presented. In this case report, three brothers with supernumerary teeth in the maxillary anterior region are presented, their surgical and orthodontic management and outcome are discussed.
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937410/cerebral-oxygenation-of-premature-lambs-supported-by-an-artificial-placenta
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Ahmed M El-Sabbagh, Brian W Gray, Andrew W Shaffer, Benjamin S Bryner, Joseph T Church, Jennifer S McLeod, Sara Zakem, Elena M Perkins, Renée A Shellhaas, John D E Barks, Alvaro Rojas-Peña, Robert H Bartlett, George B Mychaliska
An artificial placenta (AP) using venovenous extracorporeal life support (VV-ECLS) could represent a paradigm shift in the treatment of extremely premature infants. However, AP support could potentially alter cerebral oxygen delivery. We assessed cerebral perfusion in fetal lambs on AP support using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and carotid arterial flow (CAF). Fourteen premature lambs at EGA 130 days (term = 145) underwent cannulation of the right jugular vein and umbilical vein with initiation of VV-ECLS...
September 20, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937254/assessing-muscular-oxygenation-during-incremental-exercise-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-comparison-of-three-different-methods
#4
N F Agbangla, M Audiffren, C T Albinet
Using continuous-wave near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), this study compared three different methods, namely the slope method (SM), the amplitude method (AM), and the area under the curve (AUC) method to determine the variations of intramuscular oxygenation level as a function of workload. Ten right-handed subjects (22+/-4 years) performed one isometric contraction at each of three different workloads (30%, 50% and 90% of maximal voluntary strength) during a period of twenty seconds. Changes in oxyhemoglobin (delta[HbO(2)]) and deoxyhemoglobin (delta[HHb]) concentrations in the superficial flexor of fingers were recorded using continuous-wave NIRS...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936332/designing-brighter-near-infrared-fluorescent-proteins-insights-from-structural-and-biochemical-studies
#5
Mikhail Baloban, Daria M Shcherbakova, Sergei Pletnev, Vladimir Z Pletnev, J Clark Lagarias, Vladislav V Verkhusha
Brighter near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent proteins (FPs) are required for multicolor microscopy and deep-tissue imaging. Here, we present structural and biochemical analyses of three monomeric, spectrally distinct phytochrome-based NIR FPs, termed miRFPs. The miRFPs are closely related and differ by only a few amino acids, which define their molecular brightness, brightness in mammalian cells, and spectral properties. We have identified the residues responsible for the spectral red-shift, revealed a new chromophore bound simultaneously to two cysteine residues in the PAS and GAF domains in blue-shifted NIR FPs, and uncovered the importance of amino acid residues in the N-terminus of NIR FPs for their molecular and cellular brightness...
June 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935822/effect-of-adipose-tissue-thickness-muscle-site-and-sex-on-near-infrared-spectroscopy-derived-total-hemoglobin-myoglobin
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Jesse C Craig, Ryan M Broxterman, Samuel L Wilcox, Chixiang Chen, Thomas J Barstow
Adipose tissue thickness (ATT) attenuates signals from near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and diminishes the absolute quantification of underlying tissues by contemporary NIRS devices. Based on the relationship between NIRS-derived total-[Hemoglobin+Myoglobin] (total-[Hb+Mb]) and ATT, we tested the hypotheses that the correction factor for ATT: 1) is muscle site specific; 2) does not differ between men and women; and 3) exclusion of the shortest source-detector distance from data analysis increases total-[Hb+Mb]...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935419/red-near-infrared-light-stimulates-release-of-an-endothelium-dependent-vasodilator-and-rescues-vascular-dysfunction-in-a-diabetes-model
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Agnes Keszler, Brian Lindemer, Dorothee Weihrauch, Deron Jones, Neil Hogg, Nicole L Lohr
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a morbid condition whereby ischemic peripheral muscle causes pain and tissue breakdown. Interestingly, PAD risk factors, e.g. diabetes mellitus, cause endothelial dysfunction secondary to decreased nitric oxide (NO) levels, which could explain treatment failures. Previously, we demonstrated 670nm light (R/NIR) increased NO from nitrosyl-heme stores, therefore we hypothesized R/NIR can stimulate vasodilation in healthy and diabetic blood vessels. Vasodilation was tested by ex vivo pressure myography in wild type C57Bl/6, endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) knockout, and db/db mice (10mW/cm(2) for 5min with 10min dark period)...
September 18, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934615/working-memory-and-prefrontal-temporal-hemodynamic-responses-during-post-task-period-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a%C3%A2-multi-channel-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Takamasa Noda, Kazuyuki Nakagome, Shiori Setoyama, Eisuke Matsushima
The relationship between cognitive impairments and social dysfunction in schizophrenia is widely accepted. Neuroimaging studies in patients with schizophrenia have demonstrated abnormal function in the prefrontal region during various neurocognitive tasks. However, studies exploring the neural basis of these cognitive impairments are still limited. Multi-channel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a non-invasive functional neuroimaging technique used to detect the spatiotemporal characteristics of brain activity...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934479/targeted-reconstruction-of-t-cell-receptor-sequence-from-single-cell-rna-seq-links-cdr3-length-to-t-cell-differentiation-state
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Shaked Afik, Kathleen B Yates, Kevin Bi, Samuel Darko, Jernej Godec, Ulrike Gerdemann, Leo Swadling, Daniel C Douek, Paul Klenerman, Eleanor J Barnes, Arlene H Sharpe, W Nicholas Haining, Nir Yosef
The T cell compartment must contain diversity in both T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire and cell state to provide effective immunity against pathogens. However, it remains unclear how differences in the TCR contribute to heterogeneity in T cell state. Single cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) can allow simultaneous measurement of TCR sequence and global transcriptional profile from single cells. However, current methods for TCR inference from scRNA-seq are limited in their sensitivity and require long sequencing reads, thus increasing the cost and decreasing the number of cells that can be feasibly analyzed...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934286/denitrification-potential-of-the-eastern-oyster-microbiome-using-a-16s-rrna-gene-based-metabolic-inference-approach
#10
Ann Arfken, Bongkeun Song, Jeff S Bowman, Michael Piehler
The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) is a foundation species providing significant ecosystem services. However, the roles of oyster microbiomes have not been integrated into any of the services, particularly nitrogen removal through denitrification. We investigated the composition and denitrification potential of oyster microbiomes with an approach that combined 16S rRNA gene analysis, metabolic inference, qPCR of the nitrous oxide reductase gene (nosZ), and N2 flux measurements. Microbiomes of the oyster digestive gland, the oyster shell, and sediments adjacent to the oyster reef were examined based on next generation sequencing (NGS) of 16S rRNA gene amplicons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933783/reverse-remodelling-and-myocardial-recovery-in-heart-failure
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Gene H Kim, Nir Uriel, Daniel Burkhoff
Advances in medical and device therapies have demonstrated the capacity of the heart to reverse the failing phenotype. The development of normative changes to ventricular size and function led to the concept of reverse remodelling. Among heart failure therapies, durable mechanical circulatory support is most consistently associated with the largest degree of reverse remodelling. Accordingly, research to analyse human tissue after a period of mechanical circulatory support continues to yield a wealth of information...
September 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933536/a-bimetallic-silver-neodymium-theranostic-nanoparticle-with-multimodal-nir-mri-ct-imaging-and-combined-chemo-photothermal-therapy
#12
Sandeep K Mishra, S Kannan
An engineered metallic nanostructure is an excellent candidate for "theranosis" of cancer, having intrinsic properties of multimodal imaging and therapy. Toward this target, the development of silver-neodymium bimetallic nanoparticles (Ag-Nd BNPs) via microwave-assisted polyol synthesis is presented. The resultant Ag-Nd BNPs exhibit good monodispersity with average size of 10 nm, fluorescence in the near-infrared (NIR) region, and magnetic properties. The Ag-Nd BNPs also validate MRI, CT, and NIR trimodal imaging ability and enunciate valuable temperature response upon irradiation under a NIR laser...
September 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933283/organic-nanotheranostics-for-photoacoustic-imaging-guided-phototherapy
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Houjuan Zhu, Chen Xie, Peng Chen, Kanyi Pu
Phototherapies including photothermal therapy (PTT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) have emerged as one of the avant-garde strategies for cancer treatment. Photoacoustic (PA) imaging is a new hybrid imaging modality that shows great promise for real-time in vivo monitoring of biological processes with deep tissue penetration and high spatial resolution. To enhance therapeutic efficiency and reduce side effects, it is necessary to explore the combination of cancer therapy and diagnosis. Nanotheranostics composed of PTT/PDT and PA imaging are emerging to provide unprecedented advantages in accelerating cancer theranostics...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933069/optical-tomographic-imaging-for-breast-cancer-detection
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Wenxiang Cong, Xavier Intes, Ge Wang
Diffuse optical breast imaging utilizes near-infrared (NIR) light propagation through tissues to assess the optical properties of tissues for the identification of abnormal tissue. This optical imaging approach is sensitive, cost-effective, and does not involve any ionizing radiation. However, the image reconstruction of diffuse optical tomography (DOT) is a nonlinear inverse problem and suffers from severe illposedness due to data noise, NIR light scattering, and measurement incompleteness. An image reconstruction method is proposed for the detection of breast cancer...
September 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932888/assessment-of-molecular-detection-of-anaerobic-ammonium-oxidizing-anammox-bacteria-in-different-environmental-samples-using-pcr-primers-based-on-16s-rrna-and-functional-genes
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Ping Han, Uli Klümper, Alex Wong, Meng Li, Jih-Gaw Lin, Zhexue Quan, Martin Denecke, Ji-Dong Gu
Eleven published PCR primer sets for detecting genes encoding 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA), hydrazine oxidoreductase (HZO), cytochrome cd 1-containing nitrite reductase (NirS), and hydrazine synthase subunit A (HzsA) of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria were assessed for the diversity and abundance of anammox bacteria in samples of three environments: wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), wetland of Mai Po Nature Reserve (MP), and the South China Sea (SCS). Consistent phylogenetic results of three biomarkers (16S rRNA, hzo, and hzsA) of anammox bacteria were obtained from all samples...
September 20, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932243/sensitive-wavelengths-selection-in-identification-of-ophiopogon-japonicus-based-on-near-infrared-hyperspectral-imaging-technology
#16
Zhengyan Xia, Chu Zhang, Haiyong Weng, Pengcheng Nie, Yong He
Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) technology has increasingly been applied as an analytical tool in fields of agricultural, food, and Traditional Chinese Medicine over the past few years. The HSI spectrum of a sample is typically achieved by a spectroradiometer at hundreds of wavelengths. In recent years, considerable effort has been made towards identifying wavelengths (variables) that contribute useful information. Wavelengths selection is a critical step in data analysis for Raman, NIRS, or HSI spectroscopy. In this study, the performances of 10 different wavelength selection methods for the discrimination of Ophiopogon japonicus of different origin were compared...
2017: International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931547/the-plateau-in-the-nirs-derived-hhb-signal-near-the-end-of-a-ramp-incremental-test-does-not-indicate-the-upper-limit-of-o2-extraction-in-the-vastus-lateralis
#17
Erin Calaine Inglis, Danilo Iannetta, Juan M Murias
This study aimed to examine, at the level of the active muscles, whether the plateau in oxygen (O2) extraction normally observed near the end of a ramp incremental (RI) exercise test to exhaustion, is caused by the achievement of an upper limit in O2 extraction. 11 healthy men (27.3 ± 3.0 years; 81.6 ± 8.1 kg; 183.9 ± 6.3 cm) performed a RI cycling test to exhaustion. O2 extraction of the vastus lateralis (VL) was measured continuously throughout the test using the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-derived deoxygenated hemoglobin [HHb] signal...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930916/peripheral-muscle-near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs-variables-are-altered-early-in-septic-shock
#18
Diego Orbegozo, Fuhong Su, Keliang Xie, Lokmane Rahmania, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Daniel De Backer, Jean-Louis Vincent, Jacques Creteur
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive evaluation of muscle perfusion using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) coupled with a vascular occlusion test (VOT) may provide an early and simple marker of altered perfusion and microcirculatory function in sepsis. OBJECTIVE: To compare the time-course of NIRS-derived variables with systemic measures of perfusion in an experimental model of peritonitis. METHODS: Peritonitis was induced in eight anesthetized, mechanically ventilated, adult sheep (24-34 Kg), by injecting autologous feces into the peritoneal cavity...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930664/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-controls-monocyte-differentiation-into-dendritic-cells-versus-macrophages
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Christel Goudot, Alice Coillard, Alexandra-Chloé Villani, Paul Gueguen, Adeline Cros, Siranush Sarkizova, Tsing-Lee Tang-Huau, Mylène Bohec, Sylvain Baulande, Nir Hacohen, Sebastian Amigorena, Elodie Segura
After entering tissues, monocytes differentiate into cells that share functional features with either macrophages or dendritic cells (DCs). How monocyte fate is directed toward monocyte-derived macrophages (mo-Macs) or monocyte-derived DCs (mo-DCs) and which transcription factors control these differentiation pathways remains unknown. Using an in vitro culture model yielding human mo-DCs and mo-Macs closely resembling those found in vivo in ascites, we show that IRF4 and MAFB were critical regulators of monocyte differentiation into mo-DCs and mo-Macs, respectively...
September 19, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930435/new-triplet-sensitization-routes-for-photon-upconversion-thermally-activated-delayed-fluorescence-molecules-inorganic-nanocrystals-and-singlet-to-triplet-absorption
#20
Nobuhiro Yanai, Nobuo Kimizuka
Photon upconversion based on triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA-UC) has attracted much interest because of its possible applications to renewable energy production and biological fields. In particular, the UC of near-infrared (NIR) light to visible (vis) light is imperative to overcome the Shockley-Queisser limit of single-junction photovoltaic cells, and the efficiency of photocatalytic hydrogen production from water can also be improved with the aid of vis-to-ultraviolet (UV) UC. However, both processes have met limitations in the wavelength range, efficiency, and sensitivity for weak incident light...
September 20, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
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