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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141144/engineering-interface-with-one-dimensional-co3o4-nanostructure-in-catalytic-membrane-electrode-towards-an-advanced-electrocatalyst-for-alcohol-oxidation
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Zhen Yin, Yumei Zheng, Hong Wang, Jianxin Li, Qingjun Zhu, Ye Wang, Na Ma, Gang Hu, Benqiao He, Axel Knop-Gericke, Robert Schloegl, Ding Ma
Electrochemical oxidation has attracted vast interests as a promising alternative to traditional chemical processes in fine chemical synthesis owing to its fast and sustainable features. An electrocatalytic membrane reactor (ECMR) with a three-dimensional (3D) electrode has been successfully designed for the selective oxidation of alcohols with high current efficiency to the corresponding acids or ketones. The anode electrode was fabricated by the in-situ loading of one-dimensional (1D) Co3O4 nanowires (NWs) on the conductive porous Ti membrane (Co3O4 NWs/Ti) via the combination of a facile hydrothermal synthesis and subsequent thermal treatment...
November 15, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140376/evaluating-maxillary-sinus-septa-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography-is-there-a-difference-in-frequency-and-type-between-the-dentate-and-edentulous-posterior-maxilla
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Martina Schriber, Thomas von Arx, Pedram Sendi, Reinhilde Jacobs, Valerie Ga Suter, Michael M Bornstein
PURPOSE: To analyze and compare the frequency, type, and location of maxillary sinus septa in patients with a dentate and an edentulous posterior maxilla using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study consisted of 100 maxillary sinuses: 50 from patients with a dentate and 50 from patients with an edentulous posterior maxilla. The aim was to assess the frequency, morphology, and location of maxillary sinus septa in axial, sagittal, and coronal CBCT images...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138788/3d-tem-study-on-the-novel-bicontinuous-microdomain-structure
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Yi-Chin Wang, Midori Wakabayashi, Hirokazu Hasegawa, Mikihito Takenaka
An ordered bicontinuous double-diamond (OBDD) morphology was found in polystyrene-block-(poly-4-vinylphenyldimethylvinylsilane-graft-polyisoprene), PS-b-(PVS-g-PI), block-graft copolymer. We obtained a 3D image of the microdomain structure formed in PS-b-(PVS-g-PI) using 3D-TEM. The 3D image shows that the polystyrene (PS) phase consists of two independent and interwoven networks. The structures of the two networks are identical and include tetrapod units that form planar six-membered rings. The features of the networks agree with those in the OBDD morphology, indicating that PS-b-(PVS-g-PI) exhibits ordered three-dimensional OBDD networks with the PS phase in the polyisoprene (PI) matrix phase...
November 15, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137195/three-dimensional-zno-hierarchical-nanostructures-solution-phase-synthesis-and-applications
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REVIEW
Xiaoliang Wang, Mashkoor Ahmad, Hongyu Sun
Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures have been studied extensively in the past 20 years due to their novel electronic, photonic, mechanical and electrochemical properties. Recently, more attention has been paid to assemble nanoscale building blocks into three-dimensional (3D) complex hierarchical structures, which not only inherit the excellent properties of the single building blocks but also provide potential applications in the bottom-up fabrication of functional devices. This review article focuses on 3D ZnO hierarchical nanostructures, and summarizes major advances in the solution phase synthesis, applications in environment, and electrical/electrochemical devices...
November 13, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135262/a-low-molecular-weight-gelator-composed-of-pyrene-and-fluorene-moieties-for-effective-charge-transfer-in-supramolecular-ambidextrous-gel
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Samala Murali Mohan Reddy, Pramod Dorishetty, George Augustine, Abhijit P Deshpande, Niraikulam Ayyadurai, Ganesh Shanmugam
Charge-transfer (CT) gel materials obtained from low-molecular-weight (LMW) compounds through a supramolecular self-assembly approach have received fascinating attention by many researchers because of their interesting material property and potential applications. However, most of the CT gel materials constructed were of organogels while the construction of CT gels in the form of a hydrogel is a challenge because of the solubility issue in water, which considerably limits the use of CT hydrogels. Herein, for the first time, we report a new LMW gelator [N(α)-(fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl)-N(ε)-(δ-butyric-1-pyrenyl)-l-lysine, (FmKPy)], composed of two functional moieties such as fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl and pyrene, which not only parade both hydro and organo (ambidextrous) supramolecular gel formation but also exhibit CT ambidextrous gels when mixed with an electron acceptor such as 2,4,7-trinitro-9-fluorenone (TNF)...
November 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134302/nuclear-organization-during-in-vitro-differentiation-of-porcine-mesenchymal-stem-cells-mscs-into-adipocytes
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Joanna Stachecka, Agnieszka Walczak, Beata Kociucka, Błażej Ruszczycki, Grzegorz Wilczyński, Izabela Szczerbal
Differentiation of progenitor cells into adipocytes is accompanied by remarkable changes in cell morphology, cytoskeletal organization, and gene expression profile. Mature adipocytes are filled with a large lipid droplet and the nucleus tends to move to the cell periphery. It was hypothesized that the differentiation process is also associated with changes of nuclear organization. The aim of this study was to determine the number and distribution of selected components of nuclear architecture during porcine in vitro adipogenesis...
November 13, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134100/three-dimensional-innate-mobility-of-the-human-foot-bones-under-axial-loading-using-biplane-x-ray-fluoroscopy
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Kohta Ito, Koh Hosoda, Masahiro Shimizu, Shuhei Ikemoto, Takeo Nagura, Hiroyuki Seki, Masateru Kitashiro, Nobuaki Imanishi, Sadakazu Aiso, Masahiro Jinzaki, Naomichi Ogihara
The anatomical design of the human foot is considered to facilitate generation of bipedal walking. However, how the morphology and structure of the human foot actually contribute to generation of bipedal walking remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the three-dimensional kinematics of the foot bones under a weight-bearing condition using cadaver specimens, to characterize the innate mobility of the human foot inherently prescribed in its morphology and structure. Five cadaver feet were axially loaded up to 588 N (60 kgf), and radiographic images were captured using a biplane X-ray fluoroscopy system...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134065/a-bird-like-skull-in-a-triassic-diapsid-reptile-increases-heterogeneity-of-the-morphological-and-phylogenetic-radiation-of-diapsida
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Adam C Pritchard, Sterling J Nesbitt
The Triassic Period saw the first appearance of numerous amniote lineages (e.g. Lepidosauria, Archosauria, Mammalia) that defined Mesozoic ecosystems following the end Permian Mass Extinction, as well as the first major morphological diversification of crown-group reptiles. Unfortunately, much of our understanding of this event comes from the record of large-bodied reptiles (total body length > 1 m). Here we present a new species of drepanosaurid (small-bodied, chameleon-like diapsids) from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation of New Mexico...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134056/semicircular-canals-in-anolis-lizards-ecomorphological-convergence-and-ecomorph-affinities-of-fossil-species
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Blake V Dickson, Emma Sherratt, Jonathan B Losos, Stephanie E Pierce
Anolis lizards are a model system for the study of adaptive radiation and convergent evolution. Greater Antillean anoles have repeatedly evolved six similar forms or ecomorphs: crown-giant, grass-bush, twig, trunk, trunk-crown and trunk-ground. Members of each ecomorph category possess a specific set of morphological, ecological and behavioural characteristics which have been acquired convergently. Here we test whether the semicircular canal system-the organ of balance during movement-is also convergent among ecomorphs, reflecting the shared sensory requirements of their ecological niches...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133437/abnormal-microglia-and-enhanced-inflammation-related-gene-transcription-in-mice-with-conditional-deletion-of-ctcf-in-camk2a-cre-expressing-neurons
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Bryan E McGill, Ruteja A Barve, Susan E Maloney, Amy Strickland, Nicholas Rensing, Peter Wang, Michael Wong, Richard Head, David F Wozniak, Jeffrey Milbrandt
CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) is an 11 zinc finger DNA-binding domain protein that regulates gene expression by modifying three dimensional chromatin structure. Human mutations in CTCF cause intellectual disability and autistic features. Knocking out Ctcf in mouse embryonic neurons is lethal by neonatal age, but the effects of CTCF deficiency in postnatal neurons are less well studied. We knocked out Ctcf postnatally in glutamatergic forebrain neurons under the control of Camk2a-CreCtcf(loxP/loxP) ;Camk2a-Cre+ (Ctcf CKO) mice of both sexes were viable and exhibited profound deficits in spatial learning/memory, impaired motor co-ordination, and decreased sociability by 4 months of age...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131580/modular-self-assembly-of-protein-cage-lattices-for-multistep-catalysis
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Masaki Uchida, Kimberly McCoy, Masafumi Fukuto, Lin Yang, Hideyuki Yoshimura, Heini M Miettinen, Ben LaFrance, Dustin P Patterson, Benjamin Schwarz, Jonathan A Karty, Peter E Prevelige, Byeongdu Lee, Trevor Douglas
The assembly of individual molecules into hierarchical structures is a promising strategy for developing three-dimensional materials with properties arising from interaction between the individual building blocks. Virus capsids are elegant examples of biomolecular nanostructures, which are themselves hierarchically assembled from a limited number of protein subunits. Here we demonstrate the bio-inspired modular construction of materials with two levels of hierarchy; the formation of catalytically active individual virus-like particles (VLPs) through directed self-assembly of capsid subunits with enzyme encapsulation, and the assembly of these VLP building blocks into three-dimensional arrays...
November 13, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131565/protein-based-3d-microstructures-with-controllable-morphology-and-ph-responsive-properties
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Shuxin Wei, Jie Liu, Yuanyuan Zhao, Tingbin Zhang, Mei-Ling Zheng, Feng Jin, Xianzi Dong, Jinfeng Xing, Xuanming Duan
The microtechnology of controlling stimuli-responsive biomaterials at micrometer scale is crucial for biomedical applications. Here, we report bovine serum albumin (BSA)-based three-dimensional (3D) microstructures with tunable surface morphology and pH-responsive properties via two-photon polymerization (TPP) microfabrication technology. The laser processing parameters including laser power, scanning speed and layer distance are optimized for the fabrication of well-defined 3D BSA microstructures. The tunable morphology of BSA microstructures and a wide range pH response corresponding to the swelling ratio from 1...
November 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131445/airyscan-super-resolution-microscopy-of-mitochondrial-morphology-and-dynamics-in-living-tumor-cells
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Vladimir L Kolossov, Mayandi Sivaguru, Joseph Huff, Katherine Luby, Kaviamuthan Kanakaraju, H Rex Gaskins
Mitochondrial morphology is regulated by continuous fusion-and-fission events that are essential for maintaining normal function. Despite the prominence of mitochondrial function in energy generation and cell signaling, understanding of processes of fusion and fission dynamics has been hampered by the lack of high-resolution optical systems that accommodate live-cell imaging. We have examined different confocal modalities in terms of resolution and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in a point scanning confocal microscope with Airyscan super-resolution (AS-SR)...
November 13, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130303/assembly-of-rgd-modified-hydrogel-micromodules-into-permeable-3d-hollow-microtissues-mimicking-in-vivo-tissue-structures
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Huaping Wang, Juan Cui, Zhiqiang Zheng, Qing Shi, Tao Sun, Xiaoming Liu, Qiang Huang, Toshio Fukuda
Fabricated microscale tissues that replicate in vivo architectures have shown huge potential in regenerative medicine and drug discovery. Owing to the spatial organization of cell-encapsulated hydrogel microstructures, three-dimensional (3D) tissue structures have been broadly applied as novel pathological or pharmacological models. However, the spatial reorganization of arbitrary microstructures with tissue-specific shapes into 3D in vitro microtissues that mimic the physiological morphology and nutrient diffusion of native tissues presents a major challenge...
November 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127743/three-dimensional-graphene-networks-with-abundant-sharp-edge-sites-for-efficient-electrocatalytic-hydrogen-evolution
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Gui Yu, Huping Wang, Xu-Bing Li, Lei Gao, Hao-Lin Wu, Jie Yang, Le Cai, Tian-Bao Ma, Chen-Ho Tung, Li-Zhu Wu
To achieve sustainable production of hydrogen (H2) through water splitting, establishing efficient and earth-abundant electrocatalysts is of great necessity. Here, we firstly reveal that morphology engineering of graphene can modulate the electronic structure of carbon skeleton and in turn endow it with excellent ability of proton reduction. Three-dimensional (3D) graphene networks with the high density of sharp edge sites are synthesized. Electrocatalytic measurements indicate that the obtained 3D graphene networks can electrocatalyze H2 evolution with an extremely low onset potential of ~18 mV in 0...
November 11, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122711/developmental-refinement-of-synaptic-transmission-on-micropatterned-single-layer-graphene
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Sandeep Keshavan, Shovan Naskar, Alberto Diaspro, Laura Cancedda, Silvia Dante
Interfacing neurons with a single atomic layer of graphene, single atomic layer of sp2 hybridized C-atoms, is a key paradigm in understanding how to exploit the unique properties of such a two-dimensional system for neural prosthetics and biosensors development. In order to fabricate graphene-based circuitry, a reliable large area patterning method is a requirement. Following a previously developed protocol, we monitored the in vitro neuronal development of geometrically ordered neural network growing onto patterned Single Layer Graphene (SLG) coated with poly-D-lysine...
November 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115617/three-dimensional-hydrogel-is-suitable-for-targeted-investigation-of-amoeboid-migration-of-glioma-cells
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Yubao Huang, Luqing Tong, Li Yi, Chen Zhang, Long Hai, Tao Li, Shengping Yu, Wei Wang, Zhennan Tao, Haiwen Ma, Peidong Liu, Yang Xie, Xuejun Yang
Glioblastoma (GBM) invasion and migration are key biological behaviors leading to refractoriness to current therapies and infiltration into the non‑tumor brain parenchyma. GBM cell migration is strongly dependent on tumor architecture in vivo, which is absent in traditional two‑dimensional (2D) monolayer culture. The present study applied a three‑dimensional (3D) hydrogel model to rebuild the tumor architecture in vitro. Treatment with NSC23766, a specific inhibitor of Ras‑related C3 botulinum toxin substrate 1 (Rac1), inhibited the mesenchymal invasiveness however triggered the amoeboid motility called mesenchymal‑amoeboid transition (MAT)...
October 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115414/anti-oncogenic-activities-of-cyclin-d1b-sirna-on-human-bladder-cancer-cells-via-induction-of-apoptosis-and-suppression-of-cancer-cell-stemness-and-invasiveness
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Chul Jang Kim, Tokio Terado, Yukihiro Tambe, Ken-Ichi Mukaisho, Hiroyuki Sugihara, Akihiro Kawauchi, Hirokazu Inoue
The human cyclin D1 gene generates two major isoforms, cyclin D1a and cyclin D1b, by alternative splicing. Although cyclin D1b mRNA is hardly expressed in normal human tissues, it is detected in approximately 60% of human bladder cancer tissues and cell lines. In the present study, to assess the therapeutic ability of cyclin D1b siRNA, we investigated the anti-oncogenic effects of cyclin D1b siRNA on human bladder cancer cell lines, SBT31A and T24, which express cyclin D1b mRNA. Knockdown of cyclin D1b by specific siRNA significantly suppressed cell proliferation, in vitro cell invasiveness and three-dimensional (3D) spheroid formation in these cell lines...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114853/the-evolution-of-the-manus-of-early-theropod-dinosaurs-is-characterized-by-high-inter-and-intraspecific-variation
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Daniel E Barta, Sterling J Nesbitt, Mark A Norell
The origin of the avian hand, with its reduced and fused carpals and digits, from the five-fingered hands and complex wrists of early dinosaurs represents one of the major transformations of manus morphology among tetrapods. Much attention has been directed to the later part of this transition, from four- to three-fingered taxa. However, earlier anatomical changes may have influenced these later modifications, possibly paving the way for a later frameshift in digit identities. We investigate the five- to four-fingered transition among early dinosaurs, along with changes in carpus morphology...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113176/stereolithographic-model-assisted-reconstruction-of-the-mandibular-condyle-with-a-vascularized-fibular-flap-following-hemimandibulectomy-evaluation-of-morphological-and-functional-outcomes
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Hitoshi Yoshimura, Shinpei Matsuda, Seigo Ohba, Yoshiki Minegishi, Kunihiro Nakai, Shigeharu Fujieda, Kazuo Sano
The vascularized fibular flap is one of the standard treatment choices for the reconstruction of the mandible; however, the consequences of condylar restoration have not previously been reported. The use of three-dimensional models allows for a more predictable reconstruction. The purpose of the present study was to assess the outcome of stereolithographic model-assisted reconstruction of the mandibular condyle with a vascularized fibular flap. A total of 5 patients underwent mandibular resection including the condyle and immediate reconstruction with a vascularized fibular flap...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
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