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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921292/cranial-joint-histology-in-the-mallard-duck-anas-platyrhynchos-new-insights-on-avian-cranial-kinesis
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Alida M Bailleul, Lawrence M Witmer, Casey M Holliday
The evolution of avian cranial kinesis is a phenomenon in part responsible for the remarkable diversity of avian feeding adaptations observable today. Although osteological, developmental and behavioral features of the feeding system are frequently studied, comparatively little is known about cranial joint skeletal tissue composition and morphology from a microscopic perspective. These data are key to understanding the developmental, biomechanical and evolutionary underpinnings of kinesis. Therefore, here we investigated joint microstructure in juvenile and adult mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos; Anseriformes)...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920781/inoculation-of-schizolobium-parahyba-with-mycorrhizal-fungi-and-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacteria-increases-wood-yield-under-field-conditions
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Martha V T Cely, Marco A Siviero, Janaina Emiliano, Flávia R Spago, Vanessa F Freitas, André R Barazetti, Erika T Goya, Gustavo de Souza Lamberti, Igor M O Dos Santos, Admilton G De Oliveira, Galdino Andrade
Schizolobium parahyba var. amazonicum (Huber ex Ducke) occurs naturally in the Brazilian Amazon. Currently, it is being planted extensively because of its fast growth and excellent use in forestry. Consequently, there is great interest in new strategies to increase wood production. The interaction between soil microorganisms and plants, specifically in the roots, provides essential nutrients for plant growth. These interactions can have growth-promoting effects. In this way, this study assessed the effect of the inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) on growth of S...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920189/effects-of-maize-naturally-contaminated-with-aflatoxin-b1-on-growth-performance-intestinal-morphology-and-digestive-physiology-in-ducks
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G D Feng, J He, X Ao, D W Chen
This study was conducted to determine the effects of maize naturally contaminated with aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) on growth performance, intestinal morphology, relative digestive organs weight, digestive enzymes activities, and biochemical index of intestinal development in ducks. A total of 640 ducks was blocked on the basis of sex and body weight, and then allocated randomly to 2 treatments with 20 pens per treatment and 16 ducks per pen. The experiment lasted for 5 wk, and dietary treatments included basal diet (CON) and diets with 100% of normal maize replaced by AFB1 contaminated maize...
December 5, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917044/a-revision-of-the-shore-fly-genus-lamproclasiopa-hendel-diptera-ephydridae
#4
Daniel N R Costa, Wayne N Mathis, Luciane Marinoni
The species of the genus Lamproclasiopa Hendel are revised, including 13 new species (type locality in parenthesis): Lamproclasiopa aliceae (United States. New Mexico. Grant: Silver City (Big Ditch; 32°46.4'N, 108°16.5'W; 1790 m)), Lamproclasiopa argentipicta (Costa Rica. San José. Zurquí de Moravia (10°2.8'N, 84°0.6'W)), Lamproclasiopa auritunica (Bolívia. Oruro: Paznã (S. of the town; 18°36.2'S, 66°54.7'W, 3750 m).), Lamproclasiopa brunnea (Costa Rica. San José. Zurquí de Moravia (10°2.8'N, 84°0...
2016: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916476/genesis-evolution-and-prevalence-of-h5n6-avian-influenza-viruses-in-china
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Yuhai Bi, Quanjiao Chen, Qianli Wang, Jianjun Chen, Tao Jin, Gary Wong, Chuansong Quan, Jun Liu, Jun Wu, Renfu Yin, Lihua Zhao, Mingxin Li, Zhuang Ding, Rongrong Zou, Wen Xu, Hong Li, Huijun Wang, Kegong Tian, Guanghua Fu, Yu Huang, Alexander Shestopalov, Shoujun Li, Bing Xu, Hongjie Yu, Tingrong Luo, Lin Lu, Xun Xu, Yang Luo, Yingxia Liu, Weifeng Shi, Di Liu, George Fu Gao
Constant surveillance of live poultry markets (LPMs) is currently the best way to predict and identify emerging avian influenza viruses (AIVs) that pose a potential threat to public health. Through surveillance of LPMs from 16 provinces and municipalities in China during 2014-2016, we identified 3,174 AIV-positive samples and isolated and sequenced 1,135 AIVs covering 31 subtypes. Our analysis shows that H5N6 has replaced H5N1 as one of the dominant AIV subtypes in southern China, especially in ducks. Phylogenetic analysis reveals that H5N6 arose from reassortments of H5 and H6N6 viruses, with the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase combinations being strongly lineage specific...
November 25, 2016: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915269/effect-of-ph-on-the-interaction-of-volatile-compounds-with-the-myofibrillar-proteins-of-duck-meat
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Q L Yang, X W Lou, Y Wang, D D Pan, Y Y Sun, J X Cao
In order to clarify the influence of curing agents on the flavor of duck, the effect of pH on the surface hydrophobicity, secondary structures, and adsorption capacity of myofibrillar proteins to alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, and esters was assessed using Raman spectroscopy, gas chromatography-mass spectrometer, and other methodologies. The hydrophobicity decreased as pH increased from 5.0 to 8.0; β-turn turned into α-helix and random coil as pH increased from 5.0 to 7.0, while α-helix and random coil turned into β-sheet and β-turn as pH increased from 7...
December 3, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904295/retraction-ampelopsis-japonica-makino-extract-inhibits-the-inflammatory-reaction-induced-by-pathogen-associated-molecular-patterns-in-epidermal-keratinocytes
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Mi-Ra Choi, Dae-Kyoung Choi, Ki-Duck Kim, Sue Jeong Kim, Dong-Il Kim, Myung Im, Young Lee, Young-Joon Seo, Chang Deok Kim, Jeung-Hoon Lee
[This retracts the article on p. 352 in vol. 28, PMID: 27274634.].
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904223/talocalcaneal-coalition-a-focus-on-radiographic-findings-and-sites-of-bridging
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Soon Hyuck Lee, Hyung Jun Park, Eui Dong Yeo, Young Koo Lee
BACKGROUND: Verifying the exact location of talocalcaneal (TC) coalition is important for surgery, but the complicated anatomy of the subtalar joint makes it difficult to visualize on radiographs. No study has used computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to verify the radiological characteristics of TC coalition or those of different facet coalitions. Therefore, this study verified the radiological findings used to identify TC coalitions and those of different facet coalitions using CT and MRI...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903065/predominance-and-geo-mapping-of-avian-influenza-h5n1-in-poultry-sectors-in-egypt
#9
Abdelsatar Arafa, Ihab El-Masry, Shereen Khoulosy, Mohammed K Hassan, Moussa Soliman, Olubunmi G Fasanmi, Folorunso O Fasina, Gwenaelle Dauphin, Juan Lubroth, Yilma M Jobre
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus of the H5N1 subtype has been enzootic in the Egyptian poultry with significant human infections since 2008. This work evaluates the epidemiological and virological information from February 2006 to May 2015 in spatial and temporal terms. Only data with confirmed HPAI H5N1 sub-type were collected, and matched with the epidemiological data from various spatially and temporally-dispersed surveillances implemented between 2006 and 2015. Spatio-temporal analysis was conducted on a total of 3338 confirmed H5N1 HPAI poultry disease outbreaks and outputs described based on transmission patterns, poultry species, production types affected, trade, geographic and temporal distributions in Egypt...
November 28, 2016: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902895/pathogeny-of-fatigued-walking-condition-in-pekin-ducks
#10
M J Da Costa, E O Oviedo-Rondón, M Wineland, D Jeffrey
Fatigued walking condition (FWC) in ducks is an important welfare and processing issue during the loading/unloading to the processing plant that can be related to heart and bone development. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of incubation conditions on duck embryo bone and heart development and their subsequent effects on ducks showing FWC at market age. Four groups of 2500 Pekin duck eggs were subjected to combinations of two incubation temperature profiles (elevated [E] and normal [N]) and two eggshell conductance profiles (G) (reduced [GR] and normal [GN])...
December 2016: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902350/novel-reassortant-h9n2-viruses-in-pigeons-and-evidence-for-antigenic-diversity-of-h9n2-viruses-isolated-from-quails-in-egypt
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Ahmed Kandeil, Rabeh El-Shesheny, Asmaa Maatouq, Yassmin Moatasim, Zhipeng Cai, Pamela McKenzie, Richard Webby, Ghazi Kayali, Mohamed Ahmed Ali
The endemicity of avian influenza viruses (AIVs) among Egyptian poultry represents a public health risk. Co-circulation of low pathogenic AIV H9N2 subtype with highly pathogenic AIV H5N1 subtype in Egyptian farms potentiates the possibility to generate novel reassortant viruses. Herein, the genetic characteristics of surface glycoproteins of 59 Egyptian H9N2 viruses, isolated between 2013 and 2015, were analyzed. To elucidate the potential of genetic reassortment, 10 H9N2 isolates were selected based on different avian hosts (chickens, ducks, pigeons and quails) and conducted for phylogenetic analyses of full genome sequences...
November 11, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900731/the-validity-and-reliability-of-the-korean-version-of-the-stigma-scale-for-chronic-illness-8-items-ssci-8-in-patients-with-neurological-disorders
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Sung-Hee Yoo, Sung Reul Kim, Hyang Sook So, Hyang-In Cho Chung, Duck Hee Chae, Myeong-Kyu Kim, Byeong C Kim, Man-Seok Park, Seung-Han Lee, Tai-Seung Nam, Helena Correia, David Cella
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to develop a Korean version of the Stigma Scale for Chronic Illness 8-items (SSCI-8) and then assess its reliability and construct validity among patients with neurological conditions. METHOD: Patients diagnosed with stroke, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis were recruited. Reliability was assessed for internal consistency with Cronbach's alpha coefficient. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was used to extract potential factors of Korean SSCI-8...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898479/the-effect-of-skin-pressure-on-needle-entry-point-accuracy-during-fluoroscopically-guided-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-injections-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Soon Young Yun, Duck Mi Yoon, Kyung Bong Yoon, Ji Ae Moon, Shin Hyung Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of skin pressure on needle entry point accuracy during fluoroscopically guided lumbar transforaminal epidural injection. DESIGN: This study is a prospective randomized clinical trial; 64 patients with a body mass index of 25 kg/m or greater were enrolled. For patients in the pressing group, the operator marked the needle entry point on the patient's back while pressing the patient's skin with the tip of an indicator...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897216/characterizations-of-h4-avian-influenza-viruses-isolated-from-ducks-in-live-poultry-markets-and-farm-in-shanghai
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Ying Shi, Hongrui Cui, Junheng Wang, Qiuyan Chi, Xuesong Li, Qiaoyang Teng, Hongjun Chen, Jianmei Yang, Qinfang Liu, Zejun Li
H4 avian influenza virus is one of the most prevalent influenza virus subtypes in birds. The evolution and pathogenicity of H4 AIV in domestic birds of China remain largely unclear. In the present study, a total of eight H4 AIV strains isolated in duck farm and live poultry markets (LPM) were characterized. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that these strains are divided into two groups in the Eurasian lineage. Eight genes of MH-2/H4N6 isolated from a duck farm were closely related to three H4N6 viruses from LPM, suggesting a potential AIV link between farms and LPMs...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895924/urinary-arsenic-species-concentration-in-residents-living-near-abandoned-metal-mines-in-south-korea
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Jin-Yong Chung, Byoung-Gwon Kim, Byung-Kook Lee, Jai-Dong Moon, Joon Sakong, Man Joong Jeon, Jung-Duck Park, Byung-Sun Choi, Nam-Soo Kim, Seung-Do Yu, Jung-Wook Seo, Byeong-Jin Ye, Hyoun-Ju Lim, Young-Seoub Hong
BACKGROUND: Arsenic is a carcinogenic heavy metal that has a species-dependent health effects and abandoned metal mines are a source of significant arsenic exposure. Therefore, the aims of this study were to analyze urinary arsenic species and their concentration in residents living near abandoned metal mines and to monitor the environmental health effects of abandoned metal mines in Korea. METHODS: This study was performed in 2014 to assess urinary arsenic excretion patterns of residents living near abandoned metal mines in South Korea...
2016: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893653/adjuvant-radiotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-stage-iv-rectal-cancer-after-curative-resection-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis-and-meta-analysis
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Min Jung Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Sung-Chan Park, Dae Yong Kim, Ji Won Park, Seung-Bum Ryoo, Seung-Yong Jeong, Kyu Joo Park, Heung Kwon Oh, Duck-Woo Kim, Sung-Bum Kang, Jung Nam Joo, Jae Hwan Oh
The role of pelvic radiotherapy (RT) in stage IV rectal cancer with total mesorectal excision (TME) has not been defined. We evaluated the impact of RT on oncologic outcomes among patients with stage IV rectal cancer who underwent TME and performed a meta-analysis of published studies.The records of stage IV rectal cancer patients who underwent TME between August 2001 and December 2011 were reviewed. Patients who received pelvic RT (RT group) and those who did not (non-RT group) were matched using a propensity score...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892722/present-and-future-dna-vaccines-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-treatment
#17
Lucyna Cova
With at least 240 million hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers worldwide, being at a high risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), chronic hepatitis B remains a major public health issue. Because current antiviral treatments are only virostatic, there is an urgent need for the development of innovative anti-HBV strategies leading to the functional cure. In this context, DNA-based vaccines appear as a promising approach. Area covered: In this review, the authors summarize the pertinent features of DNA vaccines for chronic hepatitis B therapy...
November 28, 2016: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892577/light-soaking-effects-and-capacitance-profiling-in-cu-in-ga-se2-thin-film-solar-cells-with-chemical-bath-deposited-zns-buffer-layers
#18
Hye-Jung Yu, Woo-Jung Lee, Jae-Hyung Wi, Dae-Hyung Cho, Won Seok Han, Yong-Duck Chung, Tae-Soo Kim, Jung-Hoon Song
We fabricated Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) solar cells with chemical-bath deposited (CBD) ZnS buffer layers with different deposition times. The conversion efficiency and the fill factor of the CIGS solar cells reveal a strong dependence on the deposition time of CBD-ZnS films. In order to understand the detailed relationship between the heterojunction structure and the electronic properties of CIGS solar cells with different deposition times of CBD-ZnS films, capacitance-voltage (C-V) profiling measurements with additional laser illumination were performed...
November 28, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889546/comparison-of-a-split-dose-bowel-preparation-with-2l-polyethylene-glycol-plus-ascorbic-acid-and-1l-polyethylene-glycol-plus-ascorbic-acid-and-bisacodyl-before-colonoscopy
#19
Seung Hun Kang, Yoon Tae Jeen, Jae Hyung Lee, In Kyung Yoo, Jae Min Lee, Seung Han Kim, Hyuk Soon Choi, Eun Sun Kim, Bora Keum, Hong Sik Lee, Hoon Jai Chun, Chang Duck Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Recently a low-volume polyethylene glycol containing ascorbic acid (PEG-Asc) formulation has proven as safe and effective as traditional 4L PEG solutions for colonoscopy preparation. However, currently available aqueous purgative formulations are poorly tolerated. The aim of this study was to compare a split-dose 2L PEG-Asc and a 1L PEG-Asc with bisacodyl (10 mg) formulation to determine the quality of bowel cleansing and patient tolerability. METHODS: A single-center, randomized, observer-blinded study was performed between May 2015 and September 2015...
November 23, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888108/hypoxanthine-causes-endothelial-dysfunction-through-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis
#20
You-Jin Kim, Hye-Myung Ryu, Ji-Young Choi, Jang-Hee Cho, Chan-Duck Kim, Sun-Hee Park, Yong-Lim Kim
Endothelial cell injury and dysfunction caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) are implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular diseases. ROS are generated and hypoxanthine is degraded by xanthine oxidase. Smoking and alcohol consumption are associated with an increased level of hypoxanthine. We aimed to study the direct role of hypoxanthine in endothelial dysfunction in human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs). Hypoxanthine induced cell death and production of ROS. Furthermore, hypoxanthine induced apoptosis through regulation of protein expression related to apoptosis...
November 22, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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