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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231467/synaptic-vesicle-endocytosis-occurs-on-multiple-timescales-and-is-mediated-by-formin-dependent-actin-assembly
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Tolga Soykan, Natalie Kaempf, Takeshi Sakaba, Dennis Vollweiter, Felix Goerdeler, Dmytro Puchkov, Natalia L Kononenko, Volker Haucke
Neurotransmission is based on the exocytic fusion of synaptic vesicles (SVs) followed by endocytic membrane retrieval and the reformation of SVs. Recent data suggest that at physiological temperature SVs are internalized via clathrin-independent ultrafast endocytosis (UFE) within hundreds of milliseconds, while other studies have postulated a key role for clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME) of SV proteins on a timescale of seconds to tens of seconds. Here we demonstrate using cultured hippocampal neurons as a model that at physiological temperature SV endocytosis occurs on several timescales from less than a second to several seconds, yet, is largely independent of clathrin...
February 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231142/a-rapid-colorimetric-method-reveals-fraudulent-substitutions-in-sea-urchin-roe-marketed-in-sardinia-italy
#2
Domenico Meloni, Antonio Spina, Gianluca Satta, Vittorio Chessa
In recent years, besides the consumption of fresh sea urchin specimens, the demand of minimally-processed roe has grown considerably. This product has made frequent consumption in restaurants possible and frauds are becoming widespread with the partial replacement of sea urchin roe with surrogates that are similar in colour. One of the main factors that determines the quality of the roe is its colour and small differences in colour scale cannot be easily discerned by the consumers. In this study we have applied a rapid colorimetric method for reveal the fraudulent partial substitution of semi-solid sea urchin roe with liquid egg yolk...
June 25, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229200/-current-impact-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
#3
J Kuschyk, B Rudic, M Borggrefe, I Akin
Sudden cardiac death and chronic heart failure are among the main contributors to persisting high mortality rates in Germany. In addition to removal of causal factors and guideline-conform pharmacological therapy, therapy with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) is of undisputed importance. Subcutaneous defibrillators have the advantage that they do not have intracardiac electrodes but still have the same efficacy and safety. For patients with a wide QRS complex and reduced ejection fraction, cardiac resynchronization has led to a reduction of morbidity and mortality...
February 22, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227018/using-constrained-information-entropy-to-detect-rare-adverse-drug-reactions-from-medical-forums
#4
Yi Zheng, Chaowang Lan, Hui Peng, Jinyan Li, Yi Zheng, Chaowang Lan, Hui Peng, Jinyan Li, Jinyan Li, Hui Peng, Chaowang Lan, Yi Zheng
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) detection is critical to avoid malpractices yet challenging due to its uncertainty in pre-marketing review and the underreporting in post-marketing surveillance. To conquer this predicament, social media based ADRs detection methods have been proposed recently. However, existing researches are mostly co-occurrence based methods and face several issues, in particularly, leaving out the rare ADRs and unable to distinguish irrelevant ADRs. In this work, we introduce a constrained information entropy (CIE) method to solve these problems...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226400/population-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamic-target-attainment-of-ampicillin-in-neonates-with-hypoxemic-ischemic-encephalopathy-in-the-setting-of-controlled-hypothermia
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Jeffrey J Cies, Keri N Fugarolas, Wayne S Moore, Robert W Mason, Ogechukwu R Menkiti
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe the population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic target attainment of ampicillin in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) undergoing controlled hypothermia (CH). DESIGN: Prospective, open-label pharmacokinetic study. SETTING: 189-bed, freestanding children's tertiary care teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Thirteen neonates (three females, 10 males) with HIE encephalopathy receiving CH and ampicillin 100 mg/kg/dose intravenously every 8 hours who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit between May 2013 and June 2014...
February 22, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213137/foxo1-is-a-downstream-effector-of-isl1-in-direct-pathway-striatal-projection-neuron-development-within-the-embryonic-mouse-telencephalon
#6
R R Waclaw, L A Ehrman, P Merchan-Sala, V Kohli, D Nardini, K Campbell
Recent studies have shown that the LIM-homeodomain transcription factor Isl1 is required for the survival and differentiation of direct pathway striatonigral neurons during embryonic development. The downstream effectors of Isl1 in these processes are presently unknown. We show here that Foxo1, a transcription factor that has been implicated in cell survival, is expressed in striatal projection neurons (SPNs) that derive from the Isl1 lineage (i.e. direct pathway SPNs). Moreover, Isl1 conditional knockouts (cKOs) show a severe loss of Foxo1 expression at E15...
February 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212979/degradation-of-optical-and-surface-properties-of-resin-based-composites-with-distinct-nanoparticle-sizes-but-equivalent-surface-area
#7
Vinícius Esteves Salgado, Larissa Maria Cavalcante, Rafael R Moraes, Harry B Davis, Jack L Ferracane, Luis Felipe Schneider
OBJECTIVE: To determine the optical and surface properties of model resin-based composites made with distinct nanoparticle sizes but equalized surface area, among them, before and after ageing. METHODS: Model resin-based composites based on BisGMA/TEGDMA (50:50mol%) were loaded with three different fumed silica filler content (7nm/examethyldisilazane, 12nm/octylsilane, and 16nm/dimethylchlorosilane), but with equivalent surface area (BET method). The optical and surface properties of the disk-shaped specimens were measured in 24h after photoactivation (baseline) and repeated after water storage (90days at 37°C), and after abrasion (20,000 cycles of brushing)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210441/resin-infiltrant-for-non-cavitated-caries-lesions-evaluation-of-color-stability
#8
Matteo Ceci, Davide Rattalino, Matteo Viola, Riccardo Beltrami, Marco Chiesa, Marco Colombo, Claudio Poggio
BACKGROUND: The objective of this in vitro study was to evaluate the over time color stability of one resin infiltrant (Icon) upon exposure to staining solutions (coffee and wine) compared with one nano-hybrid sealant (Grandio Seal), one transparent fissure sealant with fluoride (Control Seal) and one nanofilled composite (Filtek Supreme XTE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: All materials were polymerized according to manufacturers' instructions into silicon rings (height 1 mm; internal diameter 6 mm; external diameter 8 mm) to obtain specimens identical in size...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201864/recurrent-contrast-induced-encephalopathy-following-coronary-angiography
#9
Roberto Spina, Neil Simon, Romesh Markus, David W M Muller, Krishna Kathir
Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is an acute and reversible neurological disturbance associated with the intra-arterial administration of iodinated contrast medium during cardiac catheterisation. It may manifest with encephalopathy, motor and sensory disturbances; vision disturbances, including cortical blindness, ophthalmoplegia, aphasia; and seizures. Disruption of the blood-brain barrier and direct neuronal toxicity are believed to be implicated in the pathophysiology of the syndrome. Symptoms appear soon after contrast administration and resolve completely within 24-48 h...
February 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198396/eu-3-doped-bi4si3o12-red-phosphor-for-solid-state-lighting-microwave-synthesis-characterization-photoluminescence-properties-and-thermal-quenching-mechanisms
#10
Yan Zhang, Jiayue Xu, Qingzhi Cui, Bobo Yang
Europium-doped bismuth silicate (Bi4Si3O12) phosphor has been prepared by microwave irradiation method and its crystal structure is determined using Rietveld method. As-prepared phosphor consists of spherical, monodispersed particles with few agglomeration, high crystallinity, and narrow grain size distribution. The phosphor can be efficiently excited in the wavelength range of 260-400 nm, which matched well with the emission wavelengths of NUV LED chips. The photoluminescence spectra exhibit the highest emission peak at 703 nm originating from (5)D0 → (7)F4 transition of Eu(3+) under NUV excitation...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195933/mucin-balls-influence-corneal-infiltrative-events
#11
Loretta B Szczotka-Flynn, Ying Jiang, Mary Jo Stiegemeier, Donald O Mutti, Jeffrey Walline, Tawnya Wilson, Sara Debanne
PURPOSE: To determine whether mucin ball (MB) formation is protective against corneal infiltrative events (CIEs) as previously reported. METHODS: Two hundred eighty-two eligible participants were enrolled at three sites in the USA. Participants began a 1-month continuous wear run-in period with high modulus lotrafilcon A lenses to assess their ability to form MBs (phase 1). Subsequently, they were stratified by this characteristic and randomized to balafilcon A or comfilcon A lenses for 7-day extended wear and followed for 1 year (phase 2)...
January 18, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194876/biocidal-efficacy-of-multipurpose-solutions-against-gram-negative-organisms-associated-with-corneal-infiltrative-events
#12
Denise Callahan, Christopher Kovacs, Shawn Lynch, Marjorie Rah
BACKGROUND: Because corneal infiltrative events (CIEs) may result from bacterial components on contact lenses, which can come from contaminated lens cases, we evaluated the biocidal efficacy of five multipurpose solutions against Gram-negative commonly isolated and CIE-associated organisms. METHODS: Of the multipurpose solutions tested, one contained polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB)/polyquaternium-1 (PQ-1; Bausch & Lomb Incorporated: Biotrue), one contained alexidine dihydrochloride (alexidine)/PQ-1 (AMO: RevitaLens OcuTec) and three contained PQ-1/myristamidopropyl dimethylamine (MAPD; Alcon: Opti-Free PureMoist, PQ-1/MAPD-1; Opti-Free RepleniSH, PQ-1/MAPD-2; Opti-Free Express, PQ-1/MAPD-3)...
February 14, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194359/discoloration-of-various-cad-cam-blocks-after-immersion-in-coffee
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Sasipin Lauvahutanon, Maho Shiozawa, Hidekazu Takahashi, Naohiko Iwasaki, Meiko Oki, Werner J Finger, Mansuang Arksornnukit
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated color differences (ΔEs) and translucency parameter changes (ΔTPs) of various computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) blocks after immersion in coffee. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight CAD/CAM blocks and four restorative composite resins were evaluated. The CIE L(*)a(*)b(*) values of 2.0 mm thick disk-shaped specimens were measured using the spectrophotometer on white and black backgrounds (n = 6). The ΔEs and ΔTPs of one day, one week, and one month immersion in coffee or water were calculated...
February 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194345/transaxillary-subpectoral-placement-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-in-young-female-patients
#14
Joo Hyun Oh, Chae Min Kim, Seung Yong Song, Jae Sun Uhm, Dae Hyun Lew, Dong Won Lee
BACKGROUND: The current indications of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) have expanded to include young patients with serious cardiac risk factors, but CIED placement has the disadvantage of involving unsightly scarring and bulging of the chest wall. A collaborative team of cardiologists and plastic surgeons developed a technique for the subpectoral placement of CIEDs in young female patients via a transaxillary approach. METHODS: From July 2012 to December 2015, subpectoral CIED placement via an axillary incision was performed in 10 young female patients, with a mean age of 25...
January 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185440/influence-of-gender-on-visual-shade-matching-in-dentistry
#15
Oscar E Pecho, Razvan Ghinea, Maria M Perez, Alvaro Della Bona
OBJECTIVE: Accuracy on visual shade matching (VSM) is one of the most difficult procedures in esthetic dentistry. Some variables can influence on this process and gender is one of the most controversial. This observational study evaluated the influence of gender on accuracy of VSM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One-hundred observers (65 females and 35 males) shade matched four human upper central incisors (UCI) to shade tabs from Vita Classical (VC) shade guide. In addition, the spectral reflectance values from the four UCI and from the 16 VC shade tabs were measured using a spectroradiometer (SP)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176456/efficient-color-tunable-copper-i-complexes-and-their-applications-in-solution-processed-organic-light-emitting-devices
#16
Gary Kwok-Ming So, Gang Cheng, Jian Wang, Xiaoyong Chang, Chi-Chung Kwok, Hongxing Zhang, Chi-Ming Che
A series of dppnc- and neocuproine-based Cu(I) complexes (dppnc = 7,8-bis(diphenylphosphino)-7,8-dicarba-nido-undecaborate) are synthesized and the emission color of these Cu(I) complexes can be tuned from green to deep red via rational modification of the neocuproine ligand structure. The molecular structures of the emissive Cu(I) complexes, Cu(dppnc)-G (green emitting), Cu(dppnc)-Y (yellow emitting), and Cu(dppnc)-R (red emitting), are characterized and their electronic structures and related transition properties are elucidated by photo-physical and computational (density functional theory) studies...
February 8, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176412/lead-extraction-the-importance-of-preparation-and-remaining-opportunities
#17
EDITORIAL
Deepak Padmanabhan, Samuel J Asirvatham
Implantation of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) has increased exponentially consequent to the emergence of newer indications. The complications of CIED implantations have also grown in tandem. A worldwide rate of nearly 10,000-15,000 leads per year is estimated for extraction. Given the variable length of time the leads have been implanted along with the rapid change in technology and physician preference, there is a wide spectrum of patients presenting for lead extraction. Prevention of complications with successful extraction of all foreign material remains the biggest challenge of the procedure...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174762/multidoped-ln-3-gadolinium-dioxycarbonates-as-tunable-white-light-emitting-phosphors
#18
I Nelli, A M Kaczmarek, F Locardi, V Caratto, G A Costa, R Van Deun
Gadolinium dioxycarbonates co-doped with different visible emitting lanthanides were synthesized via a co-precipitation method using oxalic acid as a precipitating agent. Through XRD and DTA/TG investigations, the type-II hexagonal phase of the lanthanide dioxycarbonates was confirmed for all of the samples. The materials constitute of big agglomerates formed by submicrometrical particles. By varying the Ln(3+) doping percentages and ratios and by changing the excitation wavelength the gadolinium dioxycarbonates activated with Sm(3+), Eu(3+), Tb(3+), Dy(3+) and Tm(3+) showed tunable emission colors...
February 8, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174359/discoloration-effects-of-traditional-turkish-beverages-on-different-composite-restoratives
#19
Serdar Baglar, Erol Keskin, Tahir Orun, Abdulhamit Es
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the discoloring effects of five beverages including, especially, traditional Turkish ones on five commonly used dental composites by using a spectrophotometer device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five methacrylate-based composites (shade A2) were selected to evaluate their color stability (175 disk samples). Four of them (Filtek Ultimate Universal, Clearfil Majesty ES-2, Tetric EvoCeram, and Cavex Quadrant Universal LC) were nanofilled universal composites for both anterior and posterior restorations, and one (Clearfil Majesty Posterior) was nano-superfilled for posterior restorations...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167397/spectroscopic-properties-of-dy-3-doped-zno-for-white-luminescence-applications
#20
Guesmi Amira, Bouzidi Chaker, Elhouichet Habib
Undoped and Dy(3+) (0.25, 0.5, 0.8 and 1.5at.%) doped ZnO were elaborated by solid-state reaction method. The ZnO:Dy(3+) samples were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and photoluminescence (PL). The XRD analysis confirms the wurtzite structure of ZnO. A slight shift to lower angles, of the (101) peak, is seen with Dy(3+) content, indicating the substitution of these ions into the ZnO lattice. Raman study indicates the good crystallinity of all ZnO:Dy(3+) samples and confirms the substitution of Zn(2+) by Dy(3+)...
April 15, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
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