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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453722/accuracy-of-mdct-and-cbct-in-three-dimensional-evaluation-of-the-oropharynx-morphology
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Hui Chen, Maureen van Eijnatten, Ghizlane Aarab, Tim Forouzanfar, Jan de Lange, Paul van der Stelt, Frank Lobbezoo, Jan Wolff
Objective: To assess the accuracy of five different computed tomography (CT) scanners for the evaluation of the oropharynx morphology. Methods: An existing cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) data set was used to fabricate an anthropomorphic phantom of the upper airway volume that extended from the uvula to the epiglottis (oropharynx) with known dimensions (gold standard). This phantom was scanned using two multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) scanners (GE Discovery CT750 HD, Siemens Somatom Sensation) and three CBCT scanners (NewTom 5G, 3D Accuitomo 170, Vatech PaX Zenith 3D)...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448819/construction-of-three-dimensional-vascularized-functional-human-liver-tissue-using-a-layer-by-layer-cell-coating-technique
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Kazuki Sasaki, Takami Akagi, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yasunari Fukuda, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Kunihito Gotoh, Koichi Kawamoto, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori, Mitsuru Akashi
The creation of artificial liver tissue is an active area of research due to the shortage of donors for liver transplantation. Here we investigated whether a simple and efficient cell coating technique developed in our laboratory could be used to generate functional vascularized liver tissue. This technique creates three-dimensional tissue by loading cells sterically onto other cells that have been coated with layer-by-layer (LbL) nanofilms of fibronectin and gelatin, two extracellular matrix proteins. We used this technique to construct homogenous, dense, well-vascularized liver tissue from cryopreserved human primary hepatocytes, human umbilical vein endothelial cells, and normal human dermal fibroblasts...
February 28, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447297/generating-neuron-geometries-for-detailed-three-dimensional-simulations-using-anamorph
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Konstantin Mörschel, Markus Breit, Gillian Queisser
Generating realistic and complex computational domains for numerical simulations is often a challenging task. In neuroscientific research, more and more one-dimensional morphology data is becoming publicly available through databases. This data, however, only contains point and diameter information not suitable for detailed three-dimensional simulations. In this paper, we present a novel framework, AnaMorph, that automatically generates water-tight surface meshes from one-dimensional point-diameter files. These surface triangulations can be used to simulate the electrical and biochemical behavior of the underlying cell...
April 26, 2017: Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443166/correlation-between-topographic-parameters-obtained-by-back-surface-topography-based-on-structured-light-and-radiographic-variables-in-the-assessment-of-back-morphology-in-young-patients-with-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Laura Pino-Almero, María Fe Mínguez-Rey, Rosa María Cibrián-Ortiz de Anda, María Rosario Salvador-Palmer, Salvador Sentamans-Segarra
STUDY DESIGN: Optical cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: To study the correlation between asymmetry of the back (measured by means of surface topography) and deformity of the spine (quantified by the Cobb angle). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The Cobb angle is considered the gold standard in diagnosis and follow-up of scoliosis but does not correctly characterize the three-dimensional deformity of scoliosis. Furthermore, the exposure to ionizing radiation may cause harmful effects particularly during the growth stage, including breast cancer and other tumors...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441418/relationship-between-acromial-morphological-variation-and-subacromial-impingement-a-three-dimensional-analysis
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Xinyu Li, Wei Xu, Ning Hu, Xi Liang, Wei Huang, Dianming Jiang, Hong Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association of acromial morphology and subacromial impingement. METHODS: Bilateral shoulder computed tomography was performed in 138 patients who received shoulder arthroscopy. Measured parameters included: acromial tilt (AT), modified acromial tilt (mAT), acromial slope (AS), acromiohumeral interval (AHI), lateral acromial angle (LAA), acromial index (AI), critical shoulder angle (CSA), acromial anterior protrusion (AAP), and acromial inferior protrusion (AIP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437362/sonotubometric-assessment-for-severity-of-patulous-eustachian-tube
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Iori Takata, Ryoukichi Ikeda, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yoko Suzuki, Takeshi Sato, Yukio Katori, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the morphological patency of the eustachian tube (ET) and sound transmission via the ET. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review and model experiment. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. SUBJECTS: A total of 56 ears of 28 patients (9 men and 19 women, aged from 12 to 82 yr, mean 40.4 ± 21.5 yr) who underwent sonotubometric measurement using postural change as well as computed tomography (CT) of the ET in the sitting position, including 26 ears with definite patulous ET, 9 ears with possible patulous ET, and 21 ears without patulous ET...
April 21, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436947/dedifferentiation-into-blastomere-like-cancer-stem-cells-via-formation-of-polyploid-giant-cancer-cells
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N Niu, I Mercado-Uribe, J Liu
Our recent perplexing findings that polyploid giant cancer cells (PGCCs) acquired embryonic-like stemness and were capable of tumor initiation raised two important unanswered questions: how do PGCCs acquire such stemness, and to which stage of normal development do PGCCs correspond. Intriguingly, formation of giant cells due to failed mitosis/cytokinesis is common in the blastomere stage of the preimplantation embryo. However, the relationship between PGCCs and giant blastomeres has never been studied. Here, we tracked the fate of single PGCCs following paclitaxel-induced mitotic failure...
April 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436823/flocculation-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-a-cationized-starch
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Zhouzhou Liu, Mu Huang, Aimin Li, Hu Yang
In this study, a series of cationized starch-based flocculants (starch-3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyl triethyl ammonium chloride, St-CTA) containing various quaternary ammonium salt groups on the starch backbone were prepared using a simple etherification reaction. All of the prepared starch-based flocculants show effective performance for the flocculation of kaolin suspension, two bacterial (Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus) suspensions, and two contaminant mixtures (kaolin and each bacterium) under most pH conditions...
April 18, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436679/cited2-mutations-in-conserved-regions-contribute-to-conotruncal-heart-defects-in-chinese-children
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Bojian Li, Tian Pu, Yang Liu, Yuejuan Xu, Rang Xu
Conotruncal heart defects (CTDs) are severe malformations of outflow tract with heterogeneous morphology. Several missense variants of CITED2 have been identified to cause CTDs in recent researches. In this study, we screened the coding regions of CITED2 in 605 Chinese children with CTDs and found two possible pathogenic mutant sites: p.Q117L and p.T257A, both located in the conserved regions of CITED2. Then, we investigated the biological and functional alterations of them. Western blotting showed low level of protein expression of mutant Q117 and T257A compared with wild-type CITED2...
April 24, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434537/new-cranium-of-the-endemic-caribbean-platyrrhine-antillothrix-bernensis-from-la-altagracia-province-dominican-republic
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Lauren B Halenar, Siobhán B Cooke, Alfred L Rosenberger, Renato Rímoli
Recent paleontological collection in submerged caves in the eastern Dominican Republic has yielded new specimens of Antillothrix bernensis. Here we describe a complete cranium of an adult individual (MHD 20) and provide phenetic comparisons to other endemic Caribbean taxa and extant mainland platyrrhines using three-dimensional geometric morphometric methods (3DGM). Qualitative and quantitative comparisons support conclusions based on other recently described fossil material: Antillothrix has a dentition lacking clear dietary specialization, an elongated brain case with strong temporal lines, and a vertically oriented nuchal plane...
May 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432323/refractive-index-tomograms-and-dynamic-membrane-fluctuations-of-red-blood-cells-from-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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SangYun Lee, HyunJoo Park, Kyoohyun Kim, YongHak Sohn, Seongsoo Jang, YongKeun Park
In this paper, we present the optical characterisations of diabetic red blood cells (RBCs) in a non-invasive manner employing three-dimensional (3-D) quantitative phase imaging. By measuring 3-D refractive index tomograms and 2-D time-series phase images, the morphological (volume, surface area and sphericity), biochemical (haemoglobin concentration and content) and mechanical (membrane fluctuation) parameters were quantitatively retrieved at the individual cell level. With simultaneous measurements of individual cell properties, systematic correlative analyses on retrieved RBC parameters were also performed...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428422/quantitative-3d-evolution-of-colloidal-nanoparticle-oxidation-in-solution
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Yugang Sun, Xiaobing Zuo, Subramanian K R S Sankaranarayanan, Sheng Peng, Badri Narayanan, Ganesh Kamath
Real-time tracking of the three-dimensional (3D) evolution of colloidal nanoparticles in solution is essential for understanding complex mechanisms involved in nanoparticle growth and transformation. We used time-resolved small-angle and wide-angle x-ray scattering simultaneously to monitor oxidation of highly uniform colloidal iron nanoparticles, enabling the reconstruction of intermediate 3D morphologies of the nanoparticles with a spatial resolution of ~5 angstroms. The in situ observations, combined with large-scale reactive molecular dynamics simulations, reveal the details of the transformation from solid metal nanoparticles to hollow metal oxide nanoshells via a nanoscale Kirkendall process-for example, coalescence of voids as they grow and reversal of mass diffusion direction depending on crystallinity...
April 21, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427385/differences-between-native-and-prosthetic-knees-in-terms-of-cross-sectional-morphology-of-the-femoral-trochlea-a-study-based-on-three-dimensional-models-and-virtual-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Zhe Du, Shichang Chen, Mengning Yan, Bing Yue, You Wang
BACKGROUND: The cross-sectional morphology of the prosthetic knee is crucial to understanding patellar motion and quadriceps strength after total knee arthroplasty. However, few comparative evaluations of the cross-sectional morphology of the femoral trochlea have been performed in the native knee and currently available femoral implants, and the relationship between the trochlear anatomy of prosthetic components and post-operative patellofemoral complications remains unclear. We aimed to investigate the differences in cross-sectional morphology of the femoral trochlea between native knees and prosthetic femoral components...
April 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426184/alterations-in-mandibular-morphology-associated-with-glypican-1-and-glypican-3-gene-mutations
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M Mian, S Ranjitkar, G C Townsend, P J Anderson
OBJECTIVES: Glypican 1 (GPC1) and glypican 3 (GPC3) are bone co-regulators that act downstream in many of the signalling pathways associated with craniosynostosis. Morphometric data from GPC-knockout mice were analysed to determine whether elimination of GPC1 and GPC3 genes would alter mandibular morphology. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: The murine model included five male and five female mandibles in each of GPC1-knockout, GPC1/GPC3-knockout and wild-type (control) groups...
April 20, 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422433/rigid-non-fullerene-acceptors-based-on-triptycene-perylene-dye-for-organic-solar-cells
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Dong Meng, Huiting Fu, Bingbing Fan, Jianqi Zhang, Yan Li, Yanming Sun, Zhaohui Wang
Three kinds of non-conjugated rigid perylene bisimide (PBI) derivatives based on a triptycene core were designed, synthesized and characterized. The unique three-dimensional (3D) conformation of triptycene could enable formation of polymer with the favorable morphology for organic polymer solar cells (PSCs) by relieving the self-aggregation of rigid PBI units. The low-lying LUMO energy levels of these compounds demonstrated that they are very suitable for using as acceptors in organic solar cells. A higher power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 6...
April 19, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422179/heritability-maps-of-human-face-morphology-through-large-scale-automated-three-dimensional-phenotyping
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Dimosthenis Tsagkrasoulis, Pirro Hysi, Tim Spector, Giovanni Montana
The human face is a complex trait under strong genetic control, as evidenced by the striking visual similarity between twins. Nevertheless, heritability estimates of facial traits have often been surprisingly low or difficult to replicate. Furthermore, the construction of facial phenotypes that correspond to naturally perceived facial features remains largely a mystery. We present here a large-scale heritability study of face geometry that aims to address these issues. High-resolution, three-dimensional facial models have been acquired on a cohort of 952 twins recruited from the TwinsUK registry, and processed through a novel landmarking workflow, GESSA (Geodesic Ensemble Surface Sampling Algorithm)...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421215/control-of-supramolecular-nanoassemblies-by-tuning-the-interactions-of-bent-shaped-rod-coil-molecules
#17
Shengnan You, Keli Zhong, Long Yi Jin
Rod-coil molecules 1a, 1b and 2a, 2b, consisting of biphenyl and phenyl units connected by an acetylene bond as the rod segment and oligo(ethylene glycol) (OEG) as the coil segment, were synthesized and characterized. Molecules 1a and 1b incorporate a butoxy group at the apex of their bent-shaped rigid building blocks, while both 1b and 2b contain a lateral methyl group between the rod and coil segments. The self-assembling behavior of these molecules was investigated using DSC, SAXS, CD, AFM, and TEM in bulk and aqueous solutions...
April 19, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419944/electrochemical-synthesis-of-three-dimensional-porous-reduced-graphene-oxide-film-preparation-and-in-vitro-osteogenic-activity-evaluation
#18
Zizhu Tian, Lixun Huang, Xibo Pei, Junyu Chen, Tong Wang, Tao Yang, Han Qin, Lei Sui, Jian Wang
In this study, three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide (3D-rGO) porous films were fabricated using a two-step electrochemical method, including an electrochemical deposition process for the self-assembly of GO and an electrochemical bubbling-based transfer. The morphology, physical properties, and phase composition of the 3D-rGO films were characterized, and the cellular bioactivities were evaluated using pre-osteoblasts (MC3T3-E1 cells). The attachment, proliferation and differentiation of the MC3T3-E1 cells on the 3D-rGO films was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assays and live/dead cell staining, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity assays, respectively...
April 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418700/three-dimensional-analysis-of-upper-airway-morphology-in-skeletal-class-iii-patients-with-and-without-mandibular-asymmetry
#19
Xi Wen, Xiyu Wang, Shuqi Qin, Lorenzo Franchi, Yan Gu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the three-dimensional (3D) morphology of the upper airway in skeletal Class III patients with and without mandibular asymmetry and to investigate the possible underlying correlations between the morphology of the upper airway and mandibular deviation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cone-beam computed tomography images of 54 subjects with skeletal Class III malocclusion (ANB angle ≤ 0.4°, Wits ≤ -5.5°) were taken and 3D upper airway models were reconstructed using Dolphin 3D software...
April 18, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415503/synthesis-of-nanosized-58s-bioactive-glass-particles-by-a-three-dimensional-ordered-macroporous-carbon-template
#20
Lijun Ji, Wei Qiao, Kai Huang, Yuheng Zhang, Huayu Wu, Shiyong Miao, Hongfei Liu, Yixiang Dong, Aiping Zhu, Dong Qiu
Nanosized 58S bioactive glass (BG) particles were synthesized by using a three-dimensional ordered macroporous carbon template (OMC) with a pore size of 400nm. The obtained 58S BG particles possessed a diameter of 300nm, narrow size distribution and uniform spherical morphology. 58S/gelatin composites were prepared and showed much better mechanical properties than pure gelatin. The narrow size distribution of the 58S particles replicated from OMC was confirmed crucial to the mechanical properties of the 58S/gelatin composite, comparing to the contrast sample prepared with polydispersed particles...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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