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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935929/a-high-selective-methanol-gas-sensor-based-on-molecular-imprinted-ag-lafeo3-fibers
#1
Qian Rong, Yumin Zhang, Chao Wang, Zhongqi Zhu, Jin Zhang, Qingju Liu
Ag-LaFeO3 molecularly imprinted polymers (ALMIPs) were fabricated, which provided special recognition sites to methanol. Then ALMIPs fiber 1, fiber 2 and fiber 3 were prepared using filter paper, silk and carbon fibers template, respectively. Based on the observation of X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and Nitrogen adsorption surface area analyzer (BET), the structure, morphology and surface area of the fibers were characterized. The ALMIPs fibers (fiber 1, fiber 2 and fiber 3) show excellent selectivity and good response to methanol...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935884/muscle-hypertrophy-in-hypoxia-with-inflammation-is-controlled-by-bromodomain-and-extra-terminal-domain-proteins
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Clovis Chabert, Saadi Khochbin, Sophie Rousseaux, Rebecca Furze, Nicholas Smithers, Rab Prinjha, Uwe Schlattner, Christophe Pison, Hervé Dubouchaud
Some of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients engaged in exercise-based muscle rehabilitation programs are unresponsive. To unravel the respective role of chronic hypoxia and pulmonary inflammation on soleus muscle hypertrophic capacities, we challenged male Wistar rats to repeated lipopolysaccharide instillations, associated or not with a chronic hypoxia exposure. Muscle hypertrophy was initiated by bilateral ablation of soleus agonists 1 week before sacrifice. To understand the role played by the histone acetylation, we also treated our animals with an inhibitor of bromodomains and extra terminal proteins (I-BET) during the week after surgery...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935540/new-crosslinked-chitosan-graft-poly-n-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone-for-the-removal-of-cu-ii-ions-from-aqueous-solutions
#3
Zetty Azalea Sutirman, Mohd Marsin Sanagi, Juhanni Abd Karim, Ahmedy Abu Naim, Wan Aini Wan Ibrahim
Crosslinked chitosan beads were grafted with N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone (NVP) using ammonium persulfate (APS) as free radical initiator. Important variables on graft copolymerization such as temperature, reaction time, concentration of initiator and concentration of monomer were optimized. The results revealed optimum conditions for maximum grafting of NVP on 1g crosslinked chitosan as follows: reaction temperature, 60°C; reaction time, 2h and concentrations of APS and NVP of 2.63×10(-1)M and 26.99×10(-1)M, respectively...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934607/a-visible-light-driven-heterojuncted-composite-wo3-bi12o17cl2-synthesis-characterization-and-improved-photocatalytic-performance
#4
Jiaojiao Zheng, Fei Chang, Mingzhi Jiao, Quan Xu, Baoqing Deng, Xuefeng Hu
Novel visible-light-driven WO3/Bi12O17Cl2 heterojuncted photocatalysts with different mass ratios were successfully fabricated by a facile hydrothermal process and were characterized by XRD, UV-Vis DRS, SEM, TEM, HRTEM, XPS, BET, Raman, PL, and ESR techniques. The original morphology of Bi12O17Cl2 was maintained after the addition of WO3 nanoparticles and the specific surface area values of WBx composites were obviously enlarged. The intimate contact of both components in HRTEM confirmed the generation of smooth phase interface...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933601/transcriptional-regulation-of-autophagy-and-lysosomal-function-by-bromodomain-protein-brd4
#5
Jun-Ichi Sakamaki, Kevin M Ryan
Macroautophagy/autophagy is an intracellular recycling system that delivers cytoplasmic organelles and materials to lysosomes for degradation. This process is operated by autophagy-related (ATG) genes and tightly controlled by stress-responsive signaling pathways. Our recent study revealed that autophagy programs are transcriptionally suppressed by the BET family protein BRD4. This repression is alleviated during nutrient deprivation through the AMPK-SIRT1 pathway. Our findings therefore provide new insights into the regulation of autophagy...
September 21, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931940/brd4-regulates-adiponectin-gene-induction-by-recruiting-the-p-tefb-complex-to-the-transcribed-region-of-the-gene
#6
Naoko Sakurai, Yuko Inamochi, Takuya Inoue, Natsuyo Hariya, Musashi Kawamura, Masami Yamada, Anup Dey, Akira Nishiyama, Takeo Kubota, Keiko Ozato, Toshinao Goda, Kazuki Mochizuki
We previously reported that induction of the adipocyte-specific gene adiponectin (Adipoq) during 3T3-L1 adipocyte differentiation is closely associated with epigenetic memory histone H3 acetylation on the transcribed region of the gene. We used 3T3-L1 adipocytes and Brd4 heterozygous mice to investigate whether the induction of Adipoq during adipocyte differentiation is regulated by histone acetylation and the binding protein bromodomain containing 4 (BRD4) on the transcribed region. Depletion of BRD4 by shRNA and inhibition by (+)-JQ1, an inhibitor of BET family proteins including BRD4, reduced Adipoq expression and lipid droplet accumulation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929281/cr-oh-3-nps-cnc-hybrid-nanocomposite-a-sorbent-for-adsorptive-removal-of-methylene-blue-and-malachite-green-from-solutions
#7
Farzin Nekouei, Shahram Nekouei, Farzaneh Keshtpour, Hossein Noorizadeh, Shaobin Wang
In this article, Cr(OH)3 nanoparticle-modified cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) as a novel hybrid nanocomposite (Cr(OH)3-NPs-CNC) was prepared by a simple procedure and used as a sorbent for adsorptive removal of methylene blue (MB) and malachite green (MG) from aqueous solution. Different kinetic models were tested, and the pseudo-second-order kinetic model was found more suitable for the MB and MG adsorption processes. The BET and Langmuir models were more suitable for the adsorption processes of MB and MG. Thermodynamic studies suggested that the adsorption of MB and MG onto Cr(OH)3-NPs-CNC nanocomposite was a spontaneous and endothermic process...
September 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928573/a-comparative-study-for-the-analgesic-efficacy-and-safety-profile-of-fentanyl-versus-clonidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-epidural-ropivacaine-0-75-in-lower-abdominal-surgeries
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Shuchi Nigam, Shivani Rastogi, Amit Tyagi, Rajlakshmi Bhandari
CONTEXT: Different adjuvants are coadministered with local anesthetics to improve the speed of onset and duration of analgesia, and to reduce the dose, the selection of which is often left to the choice of an anesthesiologist. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy and safety profile of fentanyl and clonidine as an adjuvant to epidural ropivacaine anesthesia. SETTING AND DESIGN: With institutional ethical committee clearance, a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind clinical study was conducted at Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928269/perturbed-cd8-t-cell-immunity-across-universal-influenza-epitopes-in-the-elderly
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Thi H O Nguyen, Sneha Sant, Nicola L Bird, Emma J Grant, E Bridie Clemens, Marios Koutsakos, Sophie A Valkenburg, Stephanie Gras, Martha Lappas, Anthony Jaworowski, Jane Crowe, Liyen Loh, Katherine Kedzierska
Influenza epidemics lead to severe illness, life-threatening complications, and deaths, especially in the elderly. As CD8(+) T cells are associated with rapid recovery from influenza, we investigated the effects of aging on antigen-specific CD8(+) T cells across the universal influenza epitopes in humans. We show that aging is characterized by altered frequencies in T cell subsets, with naive T cells being partially replaced by activated effector/memory populations. Although we observed no striking differences in TCR signaling capacity, T cells in the elderly had increased expression of transcription factors Eomes and T-bet, and such changes were most apparent in CD8(+) T cells...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927615/green-thermal-assisted-synthesis-and-characterization-of-novel-cellulose-mg-oh-2-nanocomposite-in-peg-naoh-solvent
#10
Nikolai Ponomarev, Eveliina Repo, Varsha Srivastava, Mika Sillanpää
Synthesis of nanocomposites was performed using microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), MgCl2 in PEG/NaOH solvent by a thermal-assisted method at different temperatures by varying time and the amount of MCC. Results of XRD, FTIR, and EDS mapping showed that the materials consisted of only cellulose (CL) and magnesium hydroxide (MH). According to FTIR and XRD, it was found that crystallinity of MH in cellulose nanocomposites is increased with temperature and heating time and decreased with increasing of cellulose amount...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926546/-t-betting-on-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-cns-inflammatory-disease
#11
Melissa A Brown, Abigail E Russi
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September 19, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924369/il-12-influence-mtor-to-modulate-cd8-t-cells-differentiation-through-t-bet-and-eomesodermin-in-response-to-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
#12
Hao Wang, Jingdong Li, Qiyang Han, Fei Yang, Yu Xiao, Meng Xiao, Yingchun Xu, Longxiang Su, Na Cui, Dawei Liu
Objective: To investigate whether mTOR signaling pathway regulate the proliferation and differentiation of CD8(+) T cells by transcription factors T-bet and Eomes, and explore the role of IL-12 in this biological procedure. Methods: Aspergillus fumigatus spore suspension nasal inhalation was used to establish the invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) mouse model. After inoculation, rapamycin (2mg/kg) each day or IL-12 (5ug/kg) every other day was given for 7 days. The blood samples were obtained before the mice sacrificed and lung specimens were taken...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923237/signals-that-drive-t-bet-expression-in-b-cells
#13
Arpita Myles, Patricia J Gearhart, Michael P Cancro
Transcription factors regulate various developmental and functional aspects of B cells. T-bet is a recently appreciated transcription factor associated with "Age-associated B cells" or ABCs, the development of autoimmunity, and viral infections. T-bet expression is favored by nucleic acid-containing antigens and immune complexes and is regulated by interplay between various cytokines, notably, the TFH cytokines IL-21, IL-4 and IFNγ. Adaptive signals by themselves cannot upregulate T-bet; however, they have a synergistic effect on induction of T-bet by innate receptors...
September 11, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921403/biochar-composites-with-nano-zerovalent-iron-and-eggshell-powder-for-nitrate-removal-from-aqueous-solution-with-coexisting-chloride-ions
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Munir Ahmad, Mahtab Ahmad, Adel R A Usman, Abdullah S Al-Faraj, Adel S Abduljabbar, Mohammad I Al-Wabel
Biochar (BC) was produced from date palm tree leaves and its composites were prepared with nano zerovalent iron (nZVI-BC) and hen eggshell powder (EP-BC). The produced BC and its composites were characterized by SEM, XRD, BET, and FTIR for surface structural, mineralogical, and chemical groups and tested for their efficiency for nitrate removal from aqueous solutions in the presence and absence of chloride ions. The incidence of graphene and nano zerovalent iron (Fe(0)) in the nZVI-BC composite was confirmed by XRD...
September 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919557/synergistic-effects-of-dendritic-cell-targeting-and-laser-microporation-on-enhancing-epicutaneous-skin-vaccination-efficacy
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Yoan Machado, Sanne Duinkerken, Veronika Hoepflinger, Melissa Mayr, Evgeniia Korotchenko, Almedina Kurtaj, Isabel Pablos, Markus Steiner, Angelika Stoecklinger, Joyce Lübbers, Maximillian Schmid, Uwe Ritter, Sandra Scheiblhofer, Michael Ablinger, Verena Wally, Sarah Hochmann, Anna M Raninger, Dirk Strunk, Yvette van Kooyk, Josef Thalhamer, Richard Weiss
Due to its unique immunological properties, the skin is an attractive target tissue for allergen-specific immunotherapy. In our current work, we combined a dendritic cell targeting approach with epicutaneous immunization using an ablative fractional laser to generate defined micropores in the upper layers of the skin. By coupling the major birch pollen allergen Bet v 1 to mannan from S. cerevisiae via mild periodate oxidation we generated hypoallergenic Bet-mannan neoglycoconjugates, which efficiently targeted CD14+ dendritic cells and Langerhans cells in human skin explants...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917903/carbon-dioxide-capture-and-conversion-by-an-environmentally-friendly-chitosan-based-meso-tetrakis-4-sulfonatophenyl-porphyrin
#16
Santosh Kumar, Joana de A E Silva, Mohmmad Y Wani, João M Gil, Abilio J F N Sobral
We have demonstrated the facile, environmentally friendly and sustainable preparation of chitosan based meso-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin (CS-TPPS) for adsorption and catalytic conversion of carbon-dioxide (CO2). The ionic complexation between chitosan (CS) and meso-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin (TPPS) is confirmed by ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Physical properties, such as crystallinity, thermal stability, surface morphology and porosity were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, scanning electron microscopy and BET isotherm analysis...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916644/subset-and-tissue-defined-stat5-thresholds-control-homeostasis-and-function-of-innate-lymphoid-cells
#17
Alejandro V Villarino, Giuseppe Sciumè, Fred P Davis, Shigeru Iwata, Beatrice Zitti, Gertraud W Robinson, Lothar Hennighausen, Yuka Kanno, John J O'Shea
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) patrol environmental interfaces to defend against infection and protect barrier integrity. Using a genetic tuning model, we demonstrate that the signal-dependent transcription factor (TF) STAT5 is critical for accumulation of all known ILC subsets in mice and reveal a hierarchy of STAT5 dependency for populating lymphoid and nonlymphoid tissues. We apply transcriptome and genomic distribution analyses to define a STAT5 gene signature in natural killer (NK) cells, the prototypical ILC subset, and provide a systems-based molecular rationale for its key functions downstream of IL-15...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916223/bet-bromodomain-inhibitors-modulate-epigenetic-patterns-at-the-diacylglycerol-kinase-alpha-enhancer-associated-with-radiation-induced-fibrosis
#18
Gintvile Valinciute, Christoph Weigel, Marlon R Veldwijk, Christopher C Oakes, Carsten Herskind, Frederik Wenz, Christoph Plass, Peter Schmezer, Odilia Popanda
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fibrosis is a frequent adverse effect of radiotherapy and no effective treatments are currently available to prevent or reverse fibrotic disease. We have previously identified altered epigenetic patterns at a gene enhancer of the diacylglycerol kinase alpha (DGKA) locus in normal skin fibroblasts derived from fibrosis patients. An open chromatin pattern related to radiation-inducibility of DGKA is associated with onset of radiation-induced fibrosis. Here, we explore epigenetic modulation of DGKA as a way to mitigate predisposition to fibrosis...
September 12, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915679/prognostic-role-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-gastric-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#19
Xiao Zheng, Xing Song, Yingjie Shao, Bin Xu, Lujun Chen, Qi Zhou, Wenwei Hu, Dachuan Zhang, Changping Wu, Min Tao, Yibei Zhu, Jingting Jiang
BACKGROUND: In patients with gastric cancer, the prognostic value of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) is still controversial. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the prognostic value of TILs in gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identify studies from PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library to assess the prognostic effect of TILs in patients with gastric cancer. Fixed-effects models or random-effects models were used estimate the pooled hazard ratios (HRs) for overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS), which depend on the heterogeneity...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915559/zbtb1-controls-nkp46-ror-gamma-t-innate-lymphoid-cell-ilc3-development
#20
Ying Lu, Xianyu Zhang, Nicolas Bouladoux, Saransh Neel Kaul, Kangxin Jin, Derek Sant'Angelo, Yasmine Belkaid, Damian Kovalovsky
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) play a central role conferring protection at the mucosal frontier. In this study, we have identified a requirement of the transcription factor Zbtb1 for the development of RORγt(+) ILCs (ILC3s). Zbtb1-deficient mice lacked NKp46(+) ILC3 cells in the lamina propria of the small and large intestine. This requirement of Zbtb1 was cell intrinsic, as NKp46(+) ILC3s were not generated from Zbtb1-deficient progenitors in bone marrow chimeras and Zbtb1-deficient RORγt(+) CCR6(-)NKp46(-) ILC3s didn't generate NKp46(+) ILC3s in co-cultures with OP9-DL1 stroma...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
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