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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347129/bi-layer-channel-azo-zno-thin-film-transistors-fabricated-by-atomic-layer-deposition-technique
#1
Huijin Li, Dedong Han, Liqiao Liu, Junchen Dong, Guodong Cui, Shengdong Zhang, Xing Zhang, Yi Wang
This letter demonstrates bi-layer channel Al-doped ZnO/ZnO thin film transistors (AZO/ZnO TFTs) via atomic layer deposition process at a relatively low temperature. The effects of annealing in oxygen atmosphere at different temperatures have also been investigated. The ALD bi-layer channel AZO/ZnO TFTs annealed in dry O2 at 300 °C exhibit a low leakage current of 2.5 × 10(-13)A, I on/I off ratio of 1.4 × 10(7), subthreshold swing (SS) of 0.23 V/decade, and high transmittance. The enhanced performance obtained from the bi-layer channel AZO/ZnO TFT devices is explained by the inserted AZO front channel layer playing the role of the mobility booster...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346909/bioaugmentaton-in-technosols-created-in-abandoned-pyritic-tailings-can-contribute-to-enhance-soil-c-sequestration-and-plant-colonization
#2
Raúl Zornoza, Melisa Gómez-Garrido, Silvia Martínez-Martínez, María Dolores Gómez-López, Ángel Faz
Creation of Technosols in combination with phytostabilization may be a sustainable strategy to minimize the environmental and human health hazards derived from mine tailings. Bioaugmentation can facilitate plant establishment and growth for efficient phytostabilization. In order to assess if bioaugmentation can increase soil quality and fertility, decrease metal(loid) mobility and accelerate plant colonization, a one-year field experiment was designed with creation of Technosols in two tailings ponds with different pH (acidic (AT) and neutral (NT)), with addition of marble waste (MaW) and two organic materials (pig manure (PM) and sewage sludge (SS), without or with inoculation of effective microorganisms (EM) at three rates...
March 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345891/tailored-chemical-properties-of-4-arm-star-shaped-poly-d-l-lactide-as-cell-adhesive-three-dimensional-scaffolds
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Chelladurai Karthikeyan Balavigneswaran, Sanjeev Kumar Mahto, Subia Bano, Arumugam Prabhakar, Kheyanath Mitra, Vivek Rao, Munia Ganguli, Biswajit Ray, Pralay Maiti, Nira Misra
Biodegradable poly(lactic acid) (PLA) is widely used to fabricate 3D scaffolds for tissue regeneration. However, PLA lacks cell adhering functional moieties, which limit its successful application in tissue engineering. Herein, we have tailored the cell adhesive properties of star shaped poly(D,L-Lactide) (ss-PDLLA) by grafting gelatin to their 4 arms. Grafting of gelatin on PDLLA backbone was confirmed by 1H NMR and FTIR. The synthesized star shaped poly(D,L-Lactide)-b-Gelatin (ss-pLG) exhibited enhanced wettability and protein adsorption...
March 27, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345709/a-study-of-asymmetrical-mixed-valent-mo2-mo2-complexes-in-the-class-iii-regime
#4
Suman Mallick, Tao Cheng, Lu Chen, Miao Meng, Yu Yu Zhang, Chun Y Liu
Three novel asymmetrical dimolybdenum dimers, [Mo2(DAniF)3]2(μ-OOCCOS) (DAniF = N,N'-di(p-anisyl)formamidinate) ([OO-OS]), [Mo2(DAniF)3]2(μ-S2CCO2) ([SS-OO]), and [Mo2(DAniF)3]2(μ-SSCCOS) ([SS-OS]), have been synthesized and characterized by either single-crystal X-ray crystallography or (1)H NMR spectroscopy. The structural asymmetry for these compounds gives rise to a redox asymmetry, which enlarges the potential separation (ΔE1/2) between the two [Mo2] units. The mixed-valance (MV) species [OO-OS](+), [SS-OO](+) and [SS-OS](+), prepared by one-electron chemical oxidation of the neutral precursors, exhibit an intense and symmetrical intervalence charge transfer (IVCT) absorption band in the near-IR region, along with the high energy metal (δ) to ligand (π*) (ML) and ligand (π) to metal (δ) charge transfer (LMCT) absorptions...
March 27, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345637/rattusin-structure-reveals-a-novel-defensin-scaffold-formed-by-intermolecular-disulfide-exchanges
#5
Hye Jung Min, Hyosuk Yun, Sehyeon Ji, Ganesan Rajasekaran, Jae Il Kim, Jeong-Sun Kim, Song Yub Shin, Chul Won Lee
Defensin peptides are essential for innate immunity in humans and other living systems, as they provide protection against infectious pathogens and regulate the immune response. Here, we report the solution structure of rattusin (RTSN), an α-defensin-related peptide, which revealed a novel C2-symmetric disulfide-linked dimeric structure. RTSN was synthesized by solid-phase peptide synthesis (SPPS) and refolded by air oxidation in vitro. Dimerization of the refolded RTSN (r-RTSN) resulted from five intermolecular disulfide (SS) bond exchanges formed by ten cysteines within two protomer chains...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345284/role-of-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-in-the-diagnosis-of-a-rare-case-of-a-poorly-differentiated-synovial-sarcoma-with-rhabdoid-features-including-treatment-implications
#6
Bharat Rekhi, Omshree Shetty, Mukta Ramadwar, Venkatesh Rangarajan, Jyoti Bajpai
Synovial sarcoma is a high-grade, soft tissue sarcoma that is relatively chemosensitive. Its exact diagnosis is crucial, including differentiation from its closest diagnostic mimic, ie, Ewing sarcoma, in view of different treatment options, including chemotherapy regimens, for both these tumors. A 15-year-old girl presented with a recurrent soft tissue mass in her right popliteal region, which was diagnosed as Ewing sarcoma, based on positive immunoexpression of MIC2/CD99, Fli1 and negative expression of LCA and desmin...
March 27, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345163/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-letermovir-a-novel-anti-human-cytomegalovirus-drug-in-patients-with-renal-impairment
#7
D Kropeit, J Scheuenpflug, K Erb-Zohar, A Halabi, H-P Stobernack, E G J Hulskotte, A van Schanke, H Zimmermann, H Rübsamen-Schaeff
AIMS: Human cytomegalovirus remains a significant issue for immunocompromised patients and existing viral polymerase targeting therapies are associated with significant toxicity. Accordingly, the viral terminase complex inhibitor, letermovir, is in development. We assessed letermovir pharmacokinetics in renal impairment. METHODS: This was a Phase 1, open-label, non-randomised trial. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) based on the Modification of Diet Renal Disease equation was used to create 3 groups of 8 subjects: healthy function (eGFR ≥90 mL/min/1...
March 26, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344468/high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography-based-assay-and-stress-study-of-a-rare-steroidal-alkaloid-solanopubamine-in-six-species-of-solanum-grown-in-saudi-arabia
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Nasir A Siddiqui, Mohammad K Parvez, Adnan J Al-Rehaily, Mohammed S Al Dosari, Perwez Alam, Faiyaz Shakeel, Hattan A Al Harbi
The present study describes a method developed for quantification and stability study of a rare steroidal alkaloid solanopubamine (SPN) in aerial parts of six different species of genus Solanum extracted with two different solvents. The Solanum species selected for investigation include S. schimperianum (SS), S. villosum (SV), S. coagulans (SC), S. glabratum (SG), S. incanum (SI) and S. nigrum (SN). The estimation of SPN was done by a validated high-performance thin layer chromatography method. The developed chromatographic system was found to give a sharp spot for solanopubamine at Rf  = 0...
February 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343289/the-effect-of-mucin-fibrinogen-and-igg-on-the-corrosion-behaviour-of-ni-ti-alloy-and-stainless-steel
#9
Zhang Chao, Xiao Yaomu, Liu Chufeng, Liu Conghua
In this study, Ni-Ti alloy and stainless steal were exposed to artificial saliva containing fibrinogen, IgG or mucin, and the resultant corrosion behavior was studied. The purpose was to determine the mechanisms by which different types of protein contribute to corrosion. The effect of different proteins on the electrochemical resistance of Ni-Ti and SS was tested by potentiodynamic polarization, and the repair capacity of passivation film was tested by cyclic polarization measurements. The dissolved corrosion products were determined by ICP-OES, and the surface was analyzed by SEM and AFM...
March 25, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343101/the-influence-of-odd-even-car-trial-on-fine-and-coarse-particles-in-delhi
#10
Prashant Kumar, Sunil Gulia, Roy M Harrison, Mukesh Khare
The odd-even car trial scheme, which reduced car traffic between 08.00 and 20.00 h daily, was applied from 1 to 15 January 2016 (winter scheme, WS) and 15-30 April 2016 (summer scheme, SS). The daily average PM2.5 and PM10 exceeded national standards, with highest concentrations (313 μg m(-3) and 639 μg m(-3), respectively) during winter and lowest (53 μg m(-3) and 130 μg m(-3)) during the monsoon (June-August). PM concentrations during the trials can be interpreted either as reduced or increased, depending on the periods used for comparison purposes...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342920/which-is-the-more-appropriate-proximal-fusion-level-for-adult-lumbar-degenerative-flat-back
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Jeong-Hoon Choi, Jee-Soo Jang, Hyeun-Sung Kim, Il-Tae Jang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal proximal fusion level after long instrumented fusion to the sacrum for lumbar degenerative flat back. METHODS: Data from 70 patients with lumbar degenerative flat back were reviewed retrospectively. Three groups were designated according to the upper instrumented vertebrae (UIV) : Group 1 (UIV = T10 or above), Group 2 (UIV = T11 to T12), and Group 3 (UIV = L1 or below). Preoperative and postoperative pelvic parameters, degree of correction, and prevalence of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) and its risk factors were evaluated...
March 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342600/temporal-changes-in-milk-fatty-acid-distribution-due-to-feeding-different-levels-of-rolled-safflower-seeds-to-lactating-holstein-cows
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Amir Ahmadpour, Hassan Aliarabi, Mohammad Ghelich Khan, Robert A Patton, Rupert M Bruckmaier
The objective of this experiment was to follow the time-course changes of the milk fatty acids (FA) and particularly conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), n-3, and n-6 FA in response to feeding whole rolled safflower seed (SS). Eighteen cows were blocked by milk production, days in milk, and parity, and randomly assigned to 1 of 3 diets by replacing whole cottonseed with SS. The control diet contained no SS (SS0), whereas the other diets contained 3% of dry matter as SS (SS3) or 6% SS (SS6). The study was conducted for 8 wk...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341746/leveraging-sequence-based-faecal-microbial-community-survey-data-to-identify-a-composite-biomarker-for-colorectal-cancer
#13
Manasi S Shah, Todd Z DeSantis, Thomas Weinmaier, Paul J McMurdie, Julia L Cope, Adam Altrichter, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Emily B Hollister
OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-associated mortality in the USA. The faecal microbiome may provide non-invasive biomarkers of CRC and indicate transition in the adenoma-carcinoma sequence. Re-analysing raw sequence and metadata from several studies uniformly, we sought to identify a composite and generalisable microbial marker for CRC. DESIGN: Raw 16S rRNA gene sequence data sets from nine studies were processed with two pipelines, (1) QIIME closed reference (QIIME-CR) or (2) a strain-specific method herein termed SS-UP (Strain Select, UPARSE bioinformatics pipeline)...
March 24, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341359/prognostic-value-of-the-clinical-syntax-score-on-2-year-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-who-underwent-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#14
Chen He, Ying Song, Chuang-Shi Wang, Yi Yao, Xiao-Fang Tang, Xue-Yan Zhao, Run-Lin Gao, Yue-Jin Yang, Bo Xu, Jin-Qing Yuan
This prospective, single-center, observational study evaluated prognostic value of clinical SYNTAX score (CSS) on 2-year outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The SYNTAX score (SS) is a scoring system based on the complexity and severity of coronary lesions and is thought to be a prognostic tool to predict long-term outcomes. However, SS was a sole angiographic grading tool only with no consideration for clinical factors. There are few studies investigating the prognostic value of CSS in patients with ACS who underwent PCI...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341043/sorghum-forage-in-precision-fed-dairy-heifer-diets
#15
F Pino, A J Heinrichs
Sorghum forage is an alternative crop that is more adapted to drier conditions and more resistant than corn to drought conditions. Thus, sorghum forage maximizes water utilization. The objective of this study was to evaluate sorghum silage (SS), including digestibility and fermentation parameters, in precision-fed dairy heifers. Eight Holstein heifers (13.7±0.6mo of age and 364.8±17.64kg of body weight) fitted with rumen cannulas were used in a replicated 4×4 Latin Square design; treatments were 4 levels of forage to concentrate ratios (85:15, 75:25, 65:35, and 55:45)...
January 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340880/mycosis-fungoides-and-sezary-syndrome
#16
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Francine M Foss, Michael Girardi
Mycosis fungoides and the Sezary syndrome (SS) are rare lymphomas of CD4(+) helper T cells. There is stagewise progression from patch/plaques to thicker tumor lesions/diffuse erythroderma. Blood involvement is a characteristic of SS. Outcomes are related to the extent of skin, blood, lymph node, and visceral organ involvement. Patients with limited patch and plaque disease are treated with skin-directed therapies. More advanced/refractory disease is treated with skin-directed therapies and oral or systemic immunomodulatory agents...
April 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340403/micro-and-macrovascular-function-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia-and-sickle-cell-haemoglobin-c-disease
#17
Berenike Möckesch, Keyne Charlot, Stéphane Jumet, Marc Romana, Lydia Divialle-Doumdo, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources, Marie Petras, Benoît Tressieres, Vanessa Tarer, Olivier Hue, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Philippe Connes, Sophie Antoine-Jonville
It is unclear whether vascular function is affected similarly in children with sickle cell anaemia (SS) and children with sickle haemoglobin C (SC) disease. Therefore, we compared micro and macrovascular functions in healthy (AA) children, children with SS and SC disease, and assessed their association with physical activity. Participants (24 SS, 22 SC and 16 AA), were compared in terms of 1) thermal hyperaemic response (finger pad warming to 42°C) measured by Laser Doppler techniques, 2) arterial stiffness determined by pulse wave velocity, 3) daily energy expenditure related to moderate and intense physical activities estimated by questionnaire and 4) fitness level, evaluated by the six-minute walk test...
February 4, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339597/compositional-differences-in-multi-species-biofilms-formed-on-various-orthodontic-adhesives
#18
Jung-Sub An, Kyungsun Kim, Soha Cho, Bum-Soon Lim, Sug-Joon Ahn
Objectives: To investigate the aspects of multi-species biofilm formation on various orthodontic adhesives with different surface characteristics. Methods: Multi-species biofilms using 13 bacterial species were grown on the surfaces of composite, compomer, and resin-modified glass-ionomer cement (RMGI). The changes in Streptococcus mutans (Sm), Streptococcus sobrinus (Ss), Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa), and total bacteria were determined at day 1 (T1) and day 4 (T2) using real-time polymerase chain reaction...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339350/the-effect-of-initial-knee-angle-on-concentric-only-squat-jump-performance
#19
Lachlan J Mitchell, Christos K Argus, Kristie-Lee Taylor, Jeremy M Sheppard, Dale W Chapman
PURPOSE: There is uncertainty as to which knee angle during a squat jump (SJ) produces maximal jump performance. Importantly, understanding this information will aid in determining appropriate ratios for assessment and monitoring of the explosive characteristics of athletes. METHOD: This study compared SJ performance across different knee angles-90º, 100º, 110º, 120º, 130º, and a self-selected depth-for jump height and other kinetic characteristics. For comparison between SJ and an unconstrained dynamic movement, participants also performed a countermovement jump from a self-selected depth...
March 24, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338966/a-comparison-of-sensitivity-specificity-imputation-direct-imputation-and-fully-bayesian-analysis-to-adjust-for-exposure-misclassification-when-validation-data-are-unavailable
#20
Marine Corbin, Stephen Haslett, Neil Pearce, Milena Maule, Sander Greenland
Purpose: Measurement error is an important source of bias in epidemiological studies. We illustrate three approaches to sensitivity analysis for the effect of measurement error: imputation of the 'true' exposure based on specifying the sensitivity and specificity of the measured exposure (SS); direct imputation (DI) using a regression model for the predictive values; and adjustment based on a fully Bayesian analysis. Methods: We deliberately misclassify smoking status in data from a case-control study of lung cancer...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
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