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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724253/acceleration-of-organic-removal-and-electricity-generation-from-dewatered-oily-sludge-in-a-bioelectrochemical-system-by-rhamnolipid-addition
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Yunshu Zhang, Qingliang Zhao, Junqiu Jiang, Kun Wang, Liangliang Wei, Jing Ding, Hang Yu
Conversion of biomass energy of dewatered oily sludge to electricity is the rate-limiting process in bioelectrochemical system (BES). In this study, 2mgg(-1) rhamnolipids were added to dewatered oily sludge, resulting in a significant enhancement in maximum power density from 3.84±0.37 to 8.63±0.81Wm(-3), together with an increase in total organic carbon (TOC) and total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) removal from 24.52±4.30 to 36.15±2.79mgg(-1) and 29.51±3.30 to 39.80±2.47mgg(-1), respectively. Rhamnolipids can also enhance the solubilization and promote the hydrolysis of dewatered oily sludge with increases in SOCD from 14...
July 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724227/carbon-and-nitrogen-allocation-strategy-in-posidonia-oceanica-is-altered-by-seawater-acidification
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Andrea Scartazza, Stefano Moscatello, Olga Gavrichkova, Maria Cristina Buia, Marco Lauteri, Alberto Battistelli, Maurizio Lorenti, Samantha Laird Garrard, Carlo Calfapietra, Enrico Brugnoli
Rising atmospheric CO2 causes ocean acidification that represents one of the major ecological threats for marine biota. We tested the hypothesis that long-term exposure to increased CO2 level and acidification in a natural CO2 vent system alters carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) metabolism in Posidonia oceanica L. (Delile), affecting its resilience, or capability to restore the physiological homeostasis, and the nutritional quality of organic matter available for grazers. Seawater acidification decreased the C to N ratio in P...
July 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724143/potentially-avoidable-surgical-intensive-care-unit-admissions-and-disposition-delays
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Navpreet K Dhillon, Ara Ko, Eric J T Smith, Mayumi Kharabi, Joseph Castongia, Michael Nurok, Bruce L Gewertz, Eric J Ley
Importance: High health care costs encourage initiatives that avoid overuse of resources and identify opportunities to promote appropriate care. Objective: To investigate the causes of potentially avoidable surgical intensive care unit (SICU) admissions and disposition delays to determine whether targeted interventions could decrease these stays. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective, observational study focused on potentially avoidable SICU days, as determined by observers with input from the rounding intensivists at a 24-bed open SICU at an urban, academic hospital...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724103/nematode-community-response-to-green-infrastructure-design-in-a-semiarid-city
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Mitchell A Pavao-Zuckerman, Christine Sookhdeo
Urbanization affects ecosystem function and environmental quality through shifts in ecosystem fluxes that are brought on by features of the built environment. Green infrastructure (GI) has been suggested as a best management practice (BMP) to address urban hydrologic and ecological impacts of the built environment, but GI practice has only been studied from a limited set of climatic conditions and disciplinary approaches. Here, we evaluate GI features in a semiarid city from the perspective of soil ecology through the application of soil nematode community analysis...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723943/stress-enhances-model-free-reinforcement-learning-only-after-negative-outcome
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Heyeon Park, Daeyeol Lee, Jeanyung Chey
Previous studies found that stress shifts behavioral control by promoting habits while decreasing goal-directed behaviors during reward-based decision-making. It is, however, unclear how stress disrupts the relative contribution of the two systems controlling reward-seeking behavior, i.e. model-free (or habit) and model-based (or goal-directed). Here, we investigated whether stress biases the contribution of model-free and model-based reinforcement learning processes differently depending on the valence of outcome, and whether stress alters the learning rate, i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723805/acute-pancreatitis-induced-by-etoposide-lobaplatin-combination-chemotherapy-used-for-the-treatment-of-lung-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Cheng-Liang Cao, Peng-Yu Duan, Wang-Jun Zhang, Le Li, Feng-Zhi Qu, Bei Sun, Gang Wang
RATIONALE: Drug-induced pancreatitis (DIP) is a rare type of pancreatitis that is not usually observed in the clinical practice. It is generally difficult to distinguish from acute pancreatitis (AP) induced by other causes. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 62-year-old Chinese female patient with "small cell lung cancer" as the initial presentation. Because the patient could not bear the surgical treatment, the chemotherapy composed of lobaplatin and etoposide was performed...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723343/%C3%AE-catenin-is-involved-in-oleanolic-acid-dependent-promotion-of-proliferation-in-human-hair-matrix-cells-in-an-in-vitro-organ-culture-model
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Ben Liu, Xianyan Chen, Huan Yi, Le Han, Bin Ji, Haiyan Chen, Wenjia Deng, Miaojian Wan
Oleanolic acid (OA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid compound which can be found in >1600 plants, has been shown to promote hair growth. To study the mechanisms of OA on hair growth, we investigated hair follicle (HF) growth on four different concentration OA using human hair follicle organ culture model. We found that HFs treated with 1 or 10μg/mL OA showed statistically enhanced elongation of the hair shaft and anagen-like stage. Moreover, higher positive rate of Ki-67, a matrix cellular marker of proliferation, was detected in the same groups treated with 1 or 10μg/mL than those treated with vehicle...
July 16, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723226/improving-the-quality-and-safety-of-frozen-muscle-foods-by-emerging-freezing-technologies-a-review
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Ximing Zhan, Da-Wen Sun, Zhiwei Zhu, Qi-Jin Wang
Freezing is one of the most widespread used preservation methods for meats including fish meat. Traditional freezing methods such as air blast freezing and cryogenic freezing could induce some quality deterioration such as damage to cell structure, increased drip loss and poor sensory value. Therefore, novel freezing methods have been developed to minimize the disadvantages of traditional freezing methods. This review describes the enhancement of quality attributes of muscle tissues frozen by novel freezing technologies, including high pressure freezing, electrically and magnetically assisted freezing, ultrasound assisted freezing and antifreeze protein...
July 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723214/electrokinetic-manipulation-integrated-plasmonic-photonic-hybrid-raman-nanosensors-with-dually-enhanced-sensitivity
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Chao Liu, Zheng Wang, Erwen Li, Zexi Liang, Swapnajit Chakravarty, Xiaochuan Xu, Alan X Wang, Ray T Chen, Donglei Fan
To detect biochemicals with ultrahigh sensitivity, efficiency, reproducibility, and specificity has been the holy grail in the development of nanosensors. In this work, we report an innovative type of photonic-plasmonic hybrid Raman nanosensor integrated with electrokinetic manipulation by rational design, which offers dual mechanisms that enhance the sensitivity for molecule detection directly in solution. For the first time, we integrate large arrays of synthesized plasmonic nanocapsules with densely surface distributed silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) on lithographically patterned photonic crystal slabs via electric-field assembling...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723168/enhanced-room-temperature-oxygen-sensing-properties-of-laocl-sno2-hollow-spheres-by-uv-light-illumination
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Ya Xiong, Wenbo Lu, Degong Ding, Lei Zhu, Xiaofang Li, Cuicui Ling, Qingzhong Xue
In this paper, a facile and elegant Green Chemistry method for the synthesis of SnO2 based hollow spheres has been investigated. The influences of doping, crystallite morphology, and operating condition on the O2 sensing performances of SnO2 based hollow-sphere sensors were comprehensively studied. It was indicated that, compared with undoped SnO2, 10 at. % LaOCl-doped SnO2 possessed better O2 sensing characteristics owing to an increase of specific surface area and oxygen vacancy defect caused by LaOCl dopant...
May 26, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723108/oral-exposure-of-silver-nanoparticles-or-silver-ions-may-aggravate-fatty-liver-disease-in-overweight-mice
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Jianbo Jia, Feifei Li, Hongyu Zhou, Yuhong Bai, Sijin Liu, Yiguo Jiang, Guibin Jiang, Bing Yan
As the applications and environmental release of silver ions and nanoparticles are increasing, growing human exposures to these pollutants have become an emerging health concerns. The impeding effects of such pollutants on susceptible populations are severely under-studied. Here, we demonstrate that Ag NPs, at a dose that causes no general toxicity in normal mice, promote the progression of fatty liver disease from steatosis to steatohepatitis only in overweight mice. Exposure to Ag+ ions induces the same effects in overweight mice...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722834/effects-of-gip-glp-1-and-glp-1ras-on-bone-cell-metabolism
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Morten S S Hansen, Michaela Terencova, Jacob Frølich, Moustapha Kassem, Morten Frost
The relationship between gut and skeleton is increasingly recognised as part of the integrated physiology of the whole organism. The incretin hormones gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) are secreted from the intestine in response to nutrient intake and exhibit several physiological functions including regulation of islet hormone secretion and glucose levels. A number of GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) are currently used in treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. However, GIP and GLP-1 cognate receptors are widely expressed suggesting that incretin hormones mediate effects beyond control of glucose homeostasis, and reports on associations between incretin hormones and bone metabolism have emerged...
July 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722778/breast-cancer-stem-cells-are-involved-in-trastuzumab-resistance-through-the-her2-modulation-in-3d-culture
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Cristina Elisa Rodríguez, Damian Emilio Berardi, Marianela Abrigo, Laura Beatriz Torado, Elisa Dora Bal de Kier Joffé, Gabriel León Fiszman
Breast cancer human cells culture as spheroids develop autophagy and apoptosis, which promotes Trastuzumab resistance in HER2 overexpressing cells. Our aim was to study the association of the hostile environment developed in 3D with the breast cancer stem cells population and the HER2 modulation. Human mammary adenocarcinoma cell lines were cultured as spheroids using the hanging drop method. We generated hypoxia conditions by using a hypoxic chamber and CoCl2 treatment. Breast cancer stem cells were measured with mammosphere assays, the analysis of CD44 + CD24(low) population by flow cytometry and the pluripotent gene expression by RT-qPCR...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722764/12-o-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate-and-ezh2-inhibition-a-novel-approach-for-promoting-myogenic-differentiation-in-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-cells
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Irene Marchesi, Luca Sanna, Milena Fais, Paolo Fiorentino Francesco, Antonio Giordano, Luigi Bagella
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a soft tissue sarcoma that arises from muscle precursors affecting predominately children and young adults. It can be divided into two main classes: embryonal (eRMS) and alveolar rhabodomyosarcomas (aRMS). Despite the expression of early muscle specific genes, RMS cells fail to complete myogenesis even in differentiation conditions. We previously demonstrated that Enhancer Zeste of Homolog 2 (EZH2), the catalytic subunits of PRC2 complex, contributes to inhibit muscle differentiation in eRMS and its down-regulation causes a partial recovery of myogenesis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722660/glypican-3-induces-oncogenicity-by-preventing-igf-1r-degradation-a-process-that-can-be-blocked-by-grb10
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Wei Cheng, Po-Chun Huang, Hsiao-Mei Chao, Yung-Ming Jeng, Hey-Chi Hsu, Hung-Wei Pan, Wuh-Liang Hwu, Yu-May Lee
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary liver malignancy and is a major cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Previously, we demonstrated that glypican-3 (GPC3) is highly expressed in HCC, and that GPC3 induces oncogenicity and promotes the growth of cancer cells through IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R). In the present study, we investigated the mechanisms of GPC3-mediated enhancement of IGF-1R signaling. We demonstrated that GPC3 decreased IGF-1-induced IGF-1R ubiquitination and degradation and increased c-Myc protein levels...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722554/improving-maternal-and-child-health-policymaking-processes-in-nigeria-an-assessment-of-policymakers-needs-barriers-and-facilitators-of-evidence-informed-policymaking
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Chigozie J Uneke, Issiaka Sombie, Namoudou Keita, Virgil Lokossou, Ermel Johnson, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo
BACKGROUND: In Nigeria, interest in the evidence-to-policy process is gaining momentum among policymakers involved in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). However, numerous gaps exist among policymakers on use of research evidence in policymaking. The objective of this study was to assess the perception of MNCH policymakers regarding their needs and the barriers and facilitators to use of research evidence in policymaking in Nigeria. METHODS: The study design was a cross-sectional assessment of perceptions undertaken during a national MNCH stakeholders' engagement event convened in Abuja, Nigeria...
July 12, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722539/an-autophagy-driven-pathway-of-atp-secretion-supports-the-aggressive-phenotype-of-braf-v600e-inhibitor-resistant-metastatic-melanoma-cells
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Shaun Martin, Aleksandra M Dudek-Peric, Abhishek D Garg, Heleen Roose, Seyma Demirsoy, Sofie Van Eygen, Freya Mertens, Peter Vangheluwe, Hugo Vankelecom, Patrizia Agostinis
The ingrained capacity of melanoma cells to rapidly evolve towards an aggressive phenotype is manifested by their increased ability to develop drug-resistance, evident in the case of vemurafenib, a therapeutic-agent targeting BRAF(V600E). Previous studies indicated a tight correlation between heightened melanoma-associated macroautophagy/autophagy and acquired Vemurafenib resistance. However, how this vesicular trafficking pathway supports Vemurafenib resistance remains unclear. Here, using isogenic human and murine melanoma cell lines of Vemurafenib-resistant and patient-derived melanoma cells with primary resistance to the BRAF(V600E) inhibitor, we found that the enhanced migration and invasion of the resistant melanoma cells correlated with an enhanced autophagic capacity and autophagosome-mediated secretion of ATP...
July 19, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722504/role-of-tenascin-c-in-articular-cartilage
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Masahiro Hasegawa, Toshimichi Yoshida, Akihiro Sudo
Tenascin-C (TN-C) is a glycoprotein component of the extracellular matrix (ECM). TN-C consists of four distinct domains, including the tenascin assembly domain, epidermal growth factor-like repeats, fibronectin type III-like repeats, and the fibrinogen-like globe (FBG) domain. This review summarizes the role of TN-C in articular cartilage. Expression of TN-C is associated with the development of articular cartilage but markedly decreases during maturation of chondrocytes and disappears almost completely in adult articular cartilage...
July 19, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722420/salt-promotes-protonation-of-amine-groups-at-air-water-interface
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Woongmo Sung, Zaure Avazbaeva, Doseok Kim
Interfacial water reorientation caused by charged Langmuir monolayers consisting of primary fatty amine (ODA) and cationic lipid having quaternary amine headgroup (DPTAP) were investigated by interface-selective vibrational sum-frequency generation spectroscopy. For DPTAP monolayer, initially large sum-frequency intensity from interfacial water OH band decreased steadily by increasing monovalent salt (NaCl, NaI) concentration due to counterion adsorption. On the other hand, ODA/water exhibited significantly smaller sum-frequency intensity than DPTAP/water implying only small portion of protonated amine group (-NH3+) initially existed...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722353/auramine-o-an-incense-smoke-ingredient-promotes-lung-cancer-malignancy
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Jia-Chen Tung, Wei-Chien Huang, Juan-Cheng Yang, Guan-Yu Chen, Chi-Chen Fan, Yu-Chuan Chien, Pei-Shan Lin, Shih-Chun Candice Lung, Wei-Chao Chang
Burning incense to worship deities is a popular religious ritual in large parts of Asia, and is a popular custom affecting more than 1.5 billion adherents. Due to incomplete combustion, burning incense has been well recognized to generate airborne hazards to human health. However, the correlation between burning incense and lung cancer in epidemiological studies remains controversy. Therefore, we speculated that some unknown materials in incense smoke are involved in the initiation or progression of lung cancer...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
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