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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924995/facilitation-of-dna-self-assembly-by-relieving-the-torsional-strains-between-building-blocks
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Weili Shen, Qing Liu, Baoquan Ding, Changqing Zhu, Zhiyong Shen, Nadrian C Seeman
Paranemic crossover (PX) DNA motifs were designed and used for self-assembly of two dimensional lattices. The PX motifs tested include overwound and underwound ones, and different forms of self-assembled two-dimensional (2D) lattices were generated, demonstrating the correlation between the helical torsional strain within the system and the quality of the lattice formed. Relief of the torsional strain by adjusting the number of base pairs in the JX region adjacent to the PX motifs, facilitates and optimizes DNA self-assembly, which leads to 2D lattices of greater uniformity and higher yield...
December 7, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923685/a-combined-cellular-and-surgical-ventricular-reconstruction-therapeutic-approach-produces-attenuation-of-remodeling-in-infarcted-rats
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Michael J Bonios, Maria Anastasiou-Nana, Despina N Perrea, Konstantinos Malliaras
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular reconstruction (LVR) has been shown to provide transient benefits in LV structure and function of infarcted hearts; however long-term results have been disappointing, as LVR-induced benefits are typically not sustained. We hypothesized that administration of cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs), which promote myocardial repair and regeneration, may result in long-term preservation of the beneficial effects of LVR in ischemic cardiomyopathy. METHODS: Wistar Kyoto rats underwent myocardial infarction (MI) and two weeks later were randomized into 3 groups: in Group 1 (n=9) LVR was performed by plication of the infarcted apex and CDCs were injected in the infarct border zone (IBZ); group 2 animals (n=9) underwent LVR and received vehicle solution in the IBZ...
December 3, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921118/can-different-occlusal-positions-instantaneously-impact-spine-and-body-posture-a-pilot-study-using-rasterstereography-for-a-three-dimensional-evaluation
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Karoline März, Werner Adler, Ragai-Edward Matta, Linda Wolf, Manfred Wichmann, Bastian Bergauer
PURPOSE: Orthodontists influence dental occlusion directly. To suggest any link between dental occlusion and body posture is highly contentious, as evidenced by the literature. Rasterstereography, an optical technique that enables three-dimensional (3D) body measurements to be collected, has not yet been used to impartially examine whether different occlusal positions could instantaneously alter spine and body posture. We therefore set out to use this technique to nonsubjectively evaluate this question under static conditions...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920930/crystal-structure-of-e-4-hy-droxy-n-3-meth-oxy-benzyl-idene-benzohydrazide
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Suchada Chantrapromma, Patcharawadee Prachumrat, Pumsak Ruanwas, Nawong Boonnak, Mohammad B Kassim
The title compound, C15H14N2O3, crystallizes with two independent mol-ecules (A and B) in the asymmetric unit that differ in the orientation of the 3-meth-oxy-phenyl group with respect to the methyl-idenebenzohydrazide unit. The dihedral angles between the two benzene rings are 24.02 (10) and 29.30 (9)° in mol-ecules A and B, respectively. In mol-ecule A, the meth-oxy group is twisted slightly relative to its bound benzene ring, with a Cmeth-yl-O-C-C torsion angle of 14.2 (3)°, whereas it is almost co-planar in mol-ecule B, where the corresponding angle is -2...
September 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919511/metaphyseal-locking-plate-as-an-external-fixator-for-open-tibial-fracture-clinical-outcomes-and-biomechanical-assessment
#5
Ching-Hou Ma, Chin-Hsien Wu, Jiun-Ru Jiang, Yuan-Kun Tu, Ting-Sheng Lin
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the outcome of using a metaphyseal locking plate as a definitive external fixator for treating open tibial fractures based on biomechanical experiments and analysis of clinical results. METHODS: A metaphyseal locking plate was used as an external fixator in 54 open tibial fractures in 52 patients. The mean follow-up was 38 months (range, 20-52 months). Moreover, static axial compression and torsional tests were performed to evaluate the strength of the fixation techniques...
November 29, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917664/abdominal-wall-ectopic-testis-torsion-mimicking-a-spigelian-hernia-in-an-adult
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M Natarajan, H M Alnajjar, C I Woodward, M Tshuma, T Marshall, M Rochester
We report an unusual case of an ectopic testis identified in a 37-year-old man presenting with acute severe right iliac fossa pain and an irreducible mass. Initially diagnosed as a Spigelian hernia, computed tomography and ultrasonography identified the presence of an ectopic testis in the abdominal wall. Interparietal testicular ectopia is an extremely rare condition. We present and discuss the first case in the literature of an ectopic testis located between the internal and external oblique muscle layers of the anterior abdominal wall in an adult...
December 5, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917513/torsional-and-bending-resistance-of-waveone-gold-reciproc-and-twisted-file-adaptive-instruments
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S E Elsaka, A M Elnaghy, A E Badr
AIM: To compare the torsional and bending resistance of WaveOne Gold (Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties, Tulsa, OK, USA), Reciproc (VDW, Munich, Germany) and Twisted File Adaptive (Axis/SybronEndo, Orange, CA, USA) instruments. METHODOLOGY: Torsional strength of WaveOne Gold primary size 25, .07 taper, Reciproc size 25, .08 taper and Twisted File Adaptive M-L1 size 25, .08 taper was measured by fastening the apical 3 mm of the instrument firmly and applying a constant rotation at 2 rpm to the instrument using a torsiometer...
December 5, 2016: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917425/fluoroalkyl-modified-naphthodithiophene-diimides
#8
Wei Fan, Chunming Liu, Yan Li, Zhaohui Wang
Two kinds of fluoroalkyl-modified naphthodithiophene diimides (NDTI) were designed and synthesized. α-Modified NDTI could form favorable slipped one-dimensional (1D) stacking and N-modified NDTI shows a torsion cofacial stacking. Single-crystal transistors confirm that both fluoroalkyl-modified NDTI possess good electron transport ability with electron mobilities of 0.065 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) and 1.59 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1), respectively.
December 5, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917070/noether-symmetries-in-gauss-bonnet-teleparallel-cosmology
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Salvatore Capozziello, Mariafelicia De Laurentis, Konstantinos F Dialektopoulos
A generalized teleparallel cosmological model, [Formula: see text], containing the torsion scalar T and the teleparallel counterpart of the Gauss-Bonnet topological invariant [Formula: see text], is studied in the framework of the Noether symmetry approach. As [Formula: see text] gravity, where [Formula: see text] is the Gauss-Bonnet topological invariant and R is the Ricci curvature scalar, exhausts all the curvature information that one can construct from the Riemann tensor, in the same way, [Formula: see text] contains all the possible information directly related to the torsion tensor...
2016: European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915961/immediate-vascular-complications-after-kidney-transplant-experience-from-2100-recipients
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Mahmoud Tavakkoli, Reza Mahdavi Zafarghandi, Rahim Taghavi, Alireza Ghoreifi, Masoud Mahdavi Zafarghandi
OBJECTIVES: Vascular complications, especially immediate events during kidney transplant, are the major cause of graft loss, and prompt surgical intervention is important for salvage of the graft and recipient. In this study, our aim was to show our experiences with vascular interventions and their effects on graft outcomes in transplant patients with suspected immediate vascular events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 24 years (from 1990 to 2014), 2100 renal transplant procedures (1562 living and 538 deceased donors) were performed by one fixed team...
December 2, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915088/exploring-awareness-and-help-seeking-intentions-for-testicular-symptoms-among-heterosexual-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-ireland-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
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Mohamad M Saab, Margaret Landers, Josephine Hegarty
BACKGROUND: The incidence of malignant and benign testicular disorders among young men is on the rise. Evidence from three reviews suggest that men's knowledge of these disorders is lacking and their help-seeking intention for testicular symptoms is suboptimal. Qualitative studies have addressed men's awareness of testicular cancer, with none exploring their awareness of non-malignant diseases such as epididymitis, testicular torsion, and varicocele and none including sexual minorities...
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914012/biomechanical-investigation-of-titanium-elastic-nail-prebending-for-treating-diaphyseal-long-bone-fractures
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Yen-Nien Chen, Pei-Yuan Lee, Chih-Wei Chang, Yi-Hung Ho, Yao-Te Peng, Chih-Han Chang, Chun-Ting Li
This study numerically investigated the deformation of titanium elastic nails prebent at various degrees during implantation into the intramedullary canal of fractured bones and the mechanism by which this prebending influenced the stability of the fractured bone. Three degrees of prebending the implanted portions of the nails were used: equal to, two times, and three times the diameter of the intramedullary canal. Furthermore, a simulated diaphyseal fracture with a 5-mm gap was created in the middle shaft portion of the bone fixed with two elastic nails in a double C-type configuration...
December 2, 2016: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909402/upright-perception-and-ocular-torsion-change-independently-during-head-tilt
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Jorge Otero-Millan, Amir Kheradmand
We maintain a stable perception of the visual world despite continuous movements of our eyes, head and body. Perception of upright is a key aspect of such orientation constancy. Here we investigated whether changes in upright perception during sustained head tilt were related to simultaneous changes in torsional position of the eyes. We used a subjective visual vertical (SVV) task, modified to track changes in upright perception over time, and a custom video method to measure ocular torsion simultaneously. We tested 12 subjects in upright position, during prolonged (~15 min) lateral head tilts of 20 degrees, and also after the head returned to upright position...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908092/the-effect-of-cubic-material-nonlinearity-on-the-propagation-of-torsional-wave-modes-in-a-pipe
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Yanzheng Wang, Jan D Achenbach
The effect of cubic material nonlinearity on the propagation in a pipe of the lowest axially symmetric torsional wave mode has been investigated in this paper. Two cases, one that the material of the whole pipe is nonlinear, and the second that a small segment of the pipe is nonlinear, have been considered. For the first case, a first and a third harmonic have been obtained by the perturbation method. Analytical expressions for the two cumulative harmonics have been derived. The second case leads to a scattering problem...
November 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906486/the-fractional-occupation-number-weighted-density-as-a-versatile-analysis-tool-for-molecules-with-a-complicated-electronic-structure
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Christoph Alexander Bauer, Andreas Hansen, Stefan Grimme
The fractional occupation number weighted density (FOD) analysis is explored as a general theoretical diagnostic for complicated electronic structures. Its main feature is to provide robustly and fast the information where 'hot' (strongly correlated and chemically active) electrons are localized in a molecule. We demonstrate its usage in four different prototypical applications: (i) As a new and fast measure for the biradical character of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, (ii) for the selection of active orbital spaces in multiconfigurational or complete active space self consistent field (MCSCF/CASSCF) treatments, (iii) as a possibility to consistently describe molecular energy landscapes in regions with varying biradical character as exemplified by partial double bond torsions, and (iv) as a powerful visualization method for static electron correlation effects in large biomolecules in connection with an efficient semi-empirical tight-binding molecular orbital scheme...
December 1, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906033/the-role-of-the-backbone-torsion-in-protein-folding
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EDITORIAL
Irina Sorokina, Arcady Mushegian
BACKGROUND: The set of forces and sequence of events that govern the transition from an unfolded polypeptide chain to a functional protein with correct spatial structure remain incompletely known, despite the importance of the problem and decades of theory development, computer simulations, and laboratory experiments. Information about the correctly folded state of most proteins is likely to be present in their sequences, and yet many proteins fail to attain native structure after overexpression in a non-native environment or upon experimental denaturation and refolding...
December 1, 2016: Biology Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905592/the-conformational-landscape-of-2-4-fluoro-phenyl-ethylamine-consequences-of-fluorine-substitution-at-the-para-position
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Afik Shachar, Nitzan Mayorkas, Hanan Sachs, Ilana Bar
Fluorination is considered as a possible means for alteration of conformational landscapes in molecules. The effect of fluorine substitution was studied here by measuring the vibronic and vibrational spectra of gas phase 2-(4-fluoro-phenyl)-ethylamine (4-FPEA) by resonant two-photon ionization (R2PI) and by ionization-loss stimulated Raman spectroscopy (ILSRS). The measurement of survey ILSR spectra of 4-FPEA in the amino group region allowed to associate the bands in the R2PI spectrum to origin and vibronic transitions of the ground (S0) to the excited (S1) electronic states of three different conformers...
December 1, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905582/regarding-the-torsional-flexibility-of-the-dihydrolipoic-acid-s-pharmacophore-1-3-propanedithiol
#18
Annalisa Vigorito, Camilla Calabrese, Ettore Paltanin, Sonia Melandri, Assimo Maris
The conformational space of antioxidant dihydrolipoic acid has been explored through the investigation of its pharmacophore, 1,3-propanedithiol. Five of the possible 25 non-equivalent isomers (namely: gGGg', gGGg, g'AGg, gAGg and g'AGg') were observed in the 59.6-74.4 GHz frequency region using free-jet absorption rotational spectroscopy. Furthermore, for three of them, the (34)S mono-substituted isotopologues were also detected in natural abundance. Theoretical simulations show that the balance of steric and electronic intramolecular interactions arises on a shallow conformational potential energy surface and suggest that in polar solvents the flexibility of the dithiol chain is greater than that in the isolated phase...
December 1, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903636/spatiotopic-maps-during-dynamic-head-tilt
#19
Kyriaki Mikellidou, Marco Turi, David Charles Burr
Humans maintain a stable representation of the visual world effortlessly, despite constant movements of the eyes, head and body, across multiple planes. Whereas visual stability in the face of saccadic eye-movements has been intensely researched, fewer studies have investigated retinal image transformations induced by head movements, especially in the frontal plane. Unlike head rotations in the horizontal and sagittal planes, tilting the head in the frontal plane is only partially counteracted by torsional eye-movements, and consequently induces a distortion of the retinal image to which we seem to be completely oblivious...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903457/glass-forming-ability-of-compounds-in-marketed-amorphous-drug-products
#20
Nicole Wyttenbach, Martin Kuentz
This note is about the glass-forming ability (GFA) of drugs marketed as amorphous solid dispersions or as pure amorphous compounds. A thermoanalytical method was complemented with an in silico study, which made use of molecular properties that were identified earlier as being relevant for GFA. Thus, molar volume together with effective numbers of torsional bonds and hydrogen bonding were used to map drugs that are as amorphous products on the market either as solid dispersion of without co-processed carrier as amorphous drug in a solid dosage form...
November 27, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
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