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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777981/bare-footprint-metric-analysis-methods-for-comparison-and-identification-in-forensic-examinations-a-review-of-literature
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Richa Mukhra, Kewal Krishan, Tanuj Kanchan
Footprint is one of the most common types of physical evidence recovered at a crime scene. The forensic footprint evidence may play an important role in establishing the identity of a person; therefore, its examination is of prime importance. A link may be established by observing and comparing the morphological features of footprints with the perpetrator. These barefoot prints may be present as a two-dimensional print or a three-dimensional imprint depending on the substrate upon which they have been impressed upon and accordingly different methods and techniques are implemented in order to identify the questioned prints...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777757/stem-cell-based-retina-models
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Kevin Achberger, Jasmin C Haderspeck, Alexander Kleger, Stefan Liebau
From the early days of cell biological research, the eye-especially the retina-has evoked broad interest among scientists. The retina has since been thoroughly investigated and numerous models have been exploited to shed light on its development, morphology, and function. Apart from various animal models and human clinical and anatomical research, stem cell-based models of animal and human cells of origin have entered the field, especially during the last decade. Despite the observation that the retina of different species comprises endogenous stem cells, most stem cell-related research in the human retina is now based on pluripotent stem cell models...
May 16, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774110/high-throughput-3-dimensional-culture-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-cells-as-preclinical-model-of-disease
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Victoria Heredia-Soto, Andrés Redondo, Alberto Berjón, María Miguel-Martín, Esther Díaz, Roberto Crespo, Alicia Hernández, Laura Yébenes, Alejandro Gallego, Jaime Feliu, David Hardisson, Marta Mendiola
Background: Recent reports have identified distinct genomic patterns in ovarian carcinoma, including proliferative and mesenchymal-like groups, with worse outcome. The exact mechanisms driving the onset and progression of these tumors are still poorly understood. Additionally, researchers are concerned about the correct subtype stratification of the available cell line models, and the exploration of alternatives to monolayer culture. Identification of biomarkers to stratify cell lines, characterization of important processes as epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and the use of three-dimensional (3D) cultures as alternative models could be useful for cell line classification...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773405/gender-differences-in-knee-morphology-and-the-prospects-for-implant-design-in-total-knee-replacement
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Malte Asseln, Christoph Hänisch, Fabian Schick, Klaus Radermacher
BACKGROUND: Morphological differences between female and male knees have been reported in the literature, which led to the development of so-called gender-specific implants. However, detailed morphological descriptions covering the entire joint are rare and little is known regarding whether gender differences are real sexual dimorphisms or can be explained by overall differences in size. METHODS: We comprehensively analysed knee morphology using 33 features of the femur and 21 features of the tibia to quantify knee shape...
May 14, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771639/hic-5-expression-is-a-major-indicator-of-cancer-cell-morphology-migration-and-plasticity-in-three-dimensional-matrices
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Anushree C Gulvady, Fatemeh Dubois, Nicholas O Deakin, Gregory J Goreczny, Christopher E Turner
The focal adhesion proteins, Hic-5 and Paxillin have been previously identified as key regulators of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell migration and morphologic mesenchymal-amoeboid plasticity in three-dimensional extracellular matrices. However, their respective roles in other cancer cell types has not been evaluated. Herein, utilizing 3D cell-derived matrices and fibronectin-coated 1D substrates, we show that across a variety of cancer cell lines, the level of Hic-5 expression serves as the major indicator of the cells primary morphology, plasticity and in vitro invasiveness...
May 17, 2018: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771528/host-cell-prediction-of-exosomes-using-morphological-features-on-solid-surfaces-analyzed-by-machine-learning
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Kazuki Ito, Yuta Ogawa, Keiji Yokota, Sachiko Matsumura, Tamiko Minamisawa, Kanako Suga, Kiyotaka Shiba, Yasuo Kimura, Ayumi Hirano-Iwata, Yuzuru Takamura, Toshio Ogino
Exosomes are extracellular nanovesicles released from any cells and found in any body-fluid. Because exosomes exhibit information of their host cells (secreting cells), their analysis is expected to be a powerful tool for early diagnosis of cancers. To predict the host cells, we extracted multi-dimensional feature data about size, shape, and deformation of exosomes immobilized on solid surfaces by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The key idea is combination of support vector machine (SVM) learning for individual exosome particles and their interpretation by principal component analysis (PCA)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771036/-3d-computed-tomographic-study-of-concha-bullosa-drainage-pathway
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W H Zhang, Y L Zhao, X D Li
Objective: The aim of this study is to study the related structures with concha bullosa drainage passway in inpatients with concha bullosa disease. Method: A total of 90 patients with peritubular middle turbinate (144 sides) were examined by 16-slice spiral CT. The distribution of the middle turbinate and the distribution of the drainage channel were analyzed by three-dimensional reconstruction technique and image workstation software. Result: The distribution of the morphology and drainage channel of 144 concha bullosa have statistically significant ( P <0...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769664/parallel-odor-processing-by-mitral-and-middle-tufted-cells-in-the-olfactory-bulb
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Francesco Cavarretta, Shawn D Burton, Kei M Igarashi, Gordon M Shepherd, Michael L Hines, Michele Migliore
The olfactory bulb (OB) transforms sensory input into spatially and temporally organized patterns of activity in principal mitral (MC) and middle tufted (mTC) cells. Thus far, the mechanisms underlying odor representations in the OB have been mainly investigated in MCs. However, experimental findings suggest that MC and mTC may encode parallel and complementary odor representations. We have analyzed the functional roles of these pathways by using a morphologically and physiologically realistic three-dimensional model to explore the MC and mTC microcircuits in the glomerular layer and deeper plexiform layer...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769114/-68-ga-psma-pet-ct-for-the-evaluation-of-pulmonary-metastases-and-opacities-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
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Jonathan Damjanovic, Jan-Carlo Janssen, Christian Furth, Gerd Diederichs, Thula Walter, Holger Amthauer, Marcus R Makowski
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the imaging properties of pulmonary metastases and benign opacities in 68 Ga-PSMA positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with prostate cancer (PC). METHODS: 68 Ga-PSMA-PET/CT scans of 739 PC patients available in our database were evaluated retrospectively for lung metastases and non-solid focal pulmonary opacities. Maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax ) were assessed by two- and three-dimensional regions of interest (2D/3D ROI)...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768871/surface-morphology-analysis-of-zirconium-dioxide-nanoparticles-at-1200-k-by-transmission-electron-microscopy
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Shogo Kikuchi, Tomo-O Terasawa, Tokushi Kizuka
Zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) nanoparticles were heated at 1200 K in a transmission electron microscope, and their surfaces were observed in situ via lattice imaging. The nanoparticles exhibited well-defined crystal habits while fluctuating the surface terrace structures. The stable surfaces and ridges were inferred from the fluctuation of the terraces, leading to the construction of the three-dimensional surface structures at 1200 K. By contrast, after the specimen cooled to room temperature, the surface fluctuation of the nanoparticles stopped and the crystal habit disappeared, implying that the crystal habit was maintained because of atomic diffusion during the surface fluctuation...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768120/three-dimensionally-printed-pearl-powder-poly-caprolactone-composite-scaffolds-for-bone-regeneration
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Xu Zhang, Xiaoyu Du, Dejian Li, Rongguang Ao, Bin Yu, Baoqing Yu
Pearl has great potential as a natural biomaterial for bone tissue engineering, but it suffers from low porosity, difficulty in molding, and poor anti-buckling property. In this study, we used the 3-D printing technique to fabricate original pearl powder and PCL composite scaffolds with different concentrations of pearl powder. The four groups of scaffolds were termed PCL, 30% Pearl/PCL, 50% Pearl/PCL and 80% Pearl/PCL scaffolds according to the proportion of pearl powder. The samples were systematically investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), wide-angle XRD, liquid substitution, Zwick static materials testing, and energy dispersive X-ray analysis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766231/available-bone-morphology-and-status-of-neural-structures-in-the-mandibular-interforaminal-region-three-dimensional-analysis-of-anatomical-structures
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Duygu Goller Bulut, Emre Köse
PURPOSE: This study aimed to clarify the size and morphology of the mandible and to determine state of neural structures for the planning of the dental implantation using cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT). METHODS: Of the 252 patients, CBCT images of 48 selected patients were evaluated. The bone height and width were measured and the type of the mental portion of the inferior alveolar canal, the anterior loop length (ALL), the location of the incisive canal and lingual foramen were identified with cross-sectional and multiplane reformatted CBCT images...
May 15, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762928/early-thrombosis-of-a-mitral-annuloplasty-ring-in-a-patient-with-mthfr-and-factor-v-leiden-mutations
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Sinan Cerşit, Emrah Bayam, Sabahattin Gündüz, Mehmet Özkan
Mitral annuloplasty ring thrombosis is an extremely infrequent pathology, for which no evidence-based antithrombotic management has yet been described. Herein is presented a case of heterozygous Factor V Leiden (FVL) and hyperhomocysteinemia with homozygous methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) mutations that caused early thrombosis of the mitral annuloplasty ring. The clinical management and antithrombotic treatment of the patient, and the implications of hyperhomocysteinemia, are discussed. Video 1: Mobile 9-mm thrombus of mitral annuloplasty ring on two-dimensional (2D) transesophageal echocardiography...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762620/m-x-p-m-co-ni-carbon-core-shell-nanoparticles-embedded-in-3d-cross-linked-graphene-aerogel-derived-from-seaweed-biomass-for-hydrogen-evolution-reaction
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Wentong Zhao, Xiaoqing Lu, Manickam Selvaraj, Wei Wei, Zhifeng Jiang, Nabi Ullah, Jie Liu, Jimin Xie
Low-cost electrocatalysts play an important role in the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). Particularly, transition metal phosphides (TMPs) are widely applied in the development of HER electrocatalysts. To improve the poor electrochemical reaction kinetics of HER, we introduce a facile way to synthesize carbon core-shell materials containing cobalt phosphide nanoparticles embedded in different graphene aerogels (GAs) (CoP@C-NPs/GA-x (x = 5, 10 and 20)) using seaweed biomass as precursors. The synthesized CoP@C-NPs/GA-5 exhibits efficient catalytic activity with small overpotentials of 120 and 225 mV at current densities of 10 mA cm-2, along with the low Tafel slopes of 57 and 66 mV dec-1, for HER in acidic and alkaline electrolytes, respectively...
May 15, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762450/three-dimensional-analysis-of-mandibular-angle-classification-and-aesthetic-evaluation-of-the-lower-face-in-chinese-female-adults
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Xiaoyan Mao, Xi Fu, Feng Niu, Ying Chen, Qi Jin, Jia Qiao, Lai Gui
BACKGROUND: Reduction gonioplasty is very popular in East Asia. However, there has been little quantitative criteria for mandibular angle classification or aesthetics. The aim of this study was to investigate the quantitative differences of mandibular angle types and determine the morphologic features of mandibular angle in attractive women. METHODS: We created a database of skull computed tomography and standardized frontal and lateral photographs of 96 Chinese female adults...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761787/osteoinducing-scaffolds-with-multi-layered-biointerface
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Ekaterina A Grebenik, Varvara Grinchenko, Semyon Nikolaevich Churbanov, Nikita Minaev, Boris Shavkuta, Pavel Alexandrovich Melnikov, Denis Butnaru, Yury Rochev, Victor Nikolayevich Bagratashvili, Peter S Timashev
This study was aimed to design and characterize hybrid tissue-engineered constructs composed of osteoinducing polylactide-based scaffolds with multi-layered cellular biointerface for bone tissue reconstruction. Three-dimensional scaffolds with improved hydrophilic and osteoinducing properties were produced using the surface-selective laser sintering (SSLS) method. The designed scaffold pattern had dimensions of 8×8×2.5 mm and ladder-like pores (~ 700 μm in width). Hyaluronic acid-coated polylactide microparticles (~ 100 μm in diameter) were used as building blocks and water was used as the photosensitizer for SSLS followed by photocross-linking with Irgacure 2959 photoinitiator...
May 15, 2018: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760906/shaperotator-an-r-tool-for-standardized-rigid-rotations-of-articulated-three-dimensional-structures-with-application-for-geometric-morphometrics
#17
Marta Vidal-García, Lashi Bandara, J Scott Keogh
The quantification of complex morphological patterns typically involves comprehensive shape and size analyses, usually obtained by gathering morphological data from all the structures that capture the phenotypic diversity of an organism or object. Articulated structures are a critical component of overall phenotypic diversity, but data gathered from these structures are difficult to incorporate into modern analyses because of the complexities associated with jointly quantifying 3D shape in multiple structures...
May 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759441/nuclear-organization-mediates-cancer-compromised-genetic-and-epigenetic-control
#18
REVIEW
Sayyed K Zaidi, Andrew Fritz, Kirsten Tracy, Jonathan Gordon, Coralee Tye, Joseph Boyd, Andre Van Wijnen, Jeffrey Nickerson, Anthony Imbalzano, Jane Lian, Janet Stein, Gary Stein
Nuclear organization is functionally linked to genetic and epigenetic regulation of gene expression for biological control and is modified in cancer. Nuclear organization supports cell growth and phenotypic properties of normal and cancer cells by facilitating physiologically responsive interactions of chromosomes, genes and regulatory complexes at dynamic three-dimensional microenvironments. We will review nuclear structure/function relationships that include: 1. Epigenetic bookmarking of genes by phenotypic transcription factors to control fidelity and plasticity of gene expression as cells enter and exit mitosis; 2...
May 9, 2018: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758612/markov-prior-based-block-matching-algorithm-for-superdimension-reconstruction-of-porous-media
#19
Yang Li, Xiaohai He, Qizhi Teng, Junxi Feng, Xiaohong Wu
A superdimension reconstruction algorithm is used for the reconstruction of three-dimensional (3D) structures of a porous medium based on a single two-dimensional image. The algorithm borrows the concepts of "blocks," "learning," and "dictionary" from learning-based superresolution reconstruction and applies them to the 3D reconstruction of a porous medium. In the neighborhood-matching process of the conventional superdimension reconstruction algorithm, the Euclidean distance is used as a criterion, although it may not really reflect the structural correlation between adjacent blocks in an actual situation...
April 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757003/transglutaminase-2-mediates-the-cytotoxicity-of-resveratrol-in-a-human-cholangiocarcinoma-and-gallbladder-cancer-cell-lines
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Leda Roncoroni, Luca Elli, Paola Braidotti, Delfina Tosi, Valentina Vaira, Lorenza Tacchini, Vincenza Lombardo, Federica Branchi, Alice Scricciolo, Luisa Doneda
Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound extracted from plants and is also a constituent of red wine. Our aim was to evaluate if the cytotoxic effect of resveratrol (RES) on cholangiocarcinoma (CC) and gallbladder cancer (GBC) cell lines could be abolished by TG2 inhibition. Human CC and GBC cell lines (SK-ChA-1 and MZ-ChA-1), grown in a three-dimensional cell culture system (MCTS, multicellular tumor spheroids), were treated for 72 h with RES (32, 64 µM) alone or combined with different TG2 inhibitors (Cystamine, B003, T101)...
May 14, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
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