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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548181/two-tartratoborates-with-hybrid-anionic-groups-from-unusual-condensation-reactions
#1
Dong Yan, Fei-Fei Mao, Ting-Ting Ruan, Jiang-Gao Mao
Two novel tartratoborates, namely, K2[(C4H2O6)(B3O4H)](H2O) (1) and KCu2[(C4H2O6)2B](H2O)2.5 (2), have been successfully synthesized by solvothermal reactions. They feature different kinds of structural types based on hybrid borate-tartrate motifs. The structure of compound 1 features a 3D network composed of novel [(C4H2O6)2(B3O4H)2](4-) anionic groups interconnected by K(+) cations. The [(C4H2O6)2(B3O4H)2](4-) anion was formed by the condensation of two (B3O8H)(6-) groups and two tartrate anions, and such condensation reaction has never been reported previously...
May 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536290/peptidoglycan-association-of-murein-lipoprotein-is-required-for-kpsd-dependent-group-2-capsular-polysaccharide-expression-and-serum-resistance-in-a-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-isolate
#2
Jingyu Diao, Catrien Bouwman, Donghong Yan, Jing Kang, Anand K Katakam, Peter Liu, Homer Pantua, Alexander R Abbas, Nicholas N Nickerson, Cary Austin, Mike Reichelt, Wendy Sandoval, Min Xu, Chris Whitfield, Sharookh B Kapadia
Murein lipoprotein (Lpp) and peptidoglycan-associated lipoprotein (Pal) are major outer membrane lipoproteins in Escherichia coli Their roles in cell-envelope integrity have been documented in E. coli laboratory strains, and while Lpp has been linked to serum resistance in vitro, the underlying mechanism has not been established. Here, lpp and pal mutants of uropathogenic E. coli strain CFT073 showed reduced survival in a mouse bacteremia model, but only the lpp mutant was sensitive to serum killing in vitro The peptidoglycan-bound Lpp form was specifically required for preventing complement-mediated bacterial lysis in vitro and complement-mediated clearance in vivo Compared to the wild-type strain, the lpp mutant had impaired K2 capsular polysaccharide production and was unable to respond to exposure to serum by elevating capsular polysaccharide amounts...
May 23, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534664/predict-the-medicare-functional-classification-level-k-level-using-the-amputee-mobility-predictor-in-people-with-unilateral-transfemoral-and-transtibial-amputation-a-pilot-study
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Michael P Dillon, Matthew J Major, Brian Kaluf, Yuri Balasanov, Stefania Fatone
BACKGROUND: While Amputee Mobility Predictor scores differ between Medicare Functional Classification Levels (K-level), this does not demonstrate that the Amputee Mobility Predictor can accurately predict K-level. OBJECTIVES: To determine how accurately K-level could be predicted using the Amputee Mobility Predictor in combination with patient characteristics for persons with transtibial and transfemoral amputation. STUDY DESIGN: Prediction...
May 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527336/title-potassium-application-regulates-nitrogen-metabolism-and-osmotic-adjustment-in-cotton-gossypium-hirsutum-l-functional-leaf-under-drought-stress
#4
Rizwan Zahoor, Wenqing Zhao, Muhammad Abid, Haoran Dong, Zhiguo Zhou
To evaluate the role of potassium (K) in maintaining nitrogen metabolism and osmotic adjustment development of cotton functional leaves to sustain growth under soil drought and rewatering conditions, the plants of two cotton cultivars Siza 3 (low-K sensitive) and Simian 3 (low-K tolerant), were grown under three different K rates (K0, K1, and K2; 0, 150, and 300kgK2Oha(-1), respectively) and exposed to drought stress with 40±5% soil relative water content (SRWC). The drought stress was applied at flowering stage by withholding water for eight days followed by rewatering to a well-watered level (75±5% SRWC)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521497/thermal-decomposition-of-nitromethane-and-reaction-between-ch3-and-no2
#5
Akira Matsugi, Hiroumi Shiina
The thermal decomposition of gaseous nitromethane and the subsequent bimolecular reaction between CH3 and NO2 have been experimentally studied using time-resolved cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy behind reflected shock waves in the temperature range 1336-1827 K and at a pressure of 100 kPa. Temporal evolution of NO2 was observed following the pyrolysis of nitromethane (diluted to 80-140 ppm in argon) by monitoring the absorption around 400 nm. The primary objectives of the current work were to evaluate the rate constant for the CH3 + NO2 reaction (k2) and to examine the contribution of the roaming isomerization pathway in nitromethane decomposition...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509350/high-sodium-continuous-veno-venous-hemodialysis-with-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-and-online-dialysate-generation-in-patients-with-acute-liver-failure-and-cerebral-edema
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Tamim Hamdi, Lenar Yessayan, Jerry Yee, Balazs Szamosfalvi
INTRODUCTION: Acute liver failure is associated with a high mortality rate. Induction of plasma hypertonicity with mannitol or hypertonic saline remains the cornerstone in the management of resultant cerebral edema. Significant disadvantages of this approach include poor or unpredictable control of serum sodium concentration and volume expansion, among others. METHODS: We used high sodium continuous veno-venous hemodialysis with regional citrate anticoagulation and online dialysate generation to accurately control the serum sodium in eleven patients with acute liver failure, renal failure, and cerebral edema...
May 16, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508565/menaquinone-4-enhances-osteogenic-potential-of-human-amniotic-fluid-mesenchymal-stem-cells-cultured-in-a-2d-and-3d-dynamic-culture-system
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Domitilla Mandatori, Letizia Penolazzi, Caterina Pipino, Pamela Di Tomo, Sara Di Silvestre, Natalia Di Pietro, Sara Trevisani, Marco Angelozzi, Mariangela Ucci, Roberta Piva, Assunta Pandolfi
Menaquinones, also known as Vitamin K2 family, regulate calcium homeostasis in a "bone-vascular cross talk" and recently received particular attention for their positive effect on bone formation. Since the correlation between menaquinones and bone metabolism to date is still unclear, the objective of our study was to investigate the possible role of menaquinone-4 (MK-4), an isoform of the menaquinones family, in the modulation of osteogenesis. For this reason we used a model of human Amniotic Fluid Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hAFMSCs) cultured both in two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D, RCCS™bioreactor) in vitro culture systems...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498924/major-role-of-pkpqil-like-plasmids-in-the-early-dissemination-of-kpc-type-carbapenemases-in-the-uk
#8
M Doumith, J Findlay, H Hirani, K L Hopkins, D M Livermore, A Dodgson, N Woodford
Objectives: Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae were first seen in the UK in 2003 and have been increasingly reported since 2010, largely owing to an ongoing outbreak in North-West England. We examined the role of clonal spread and plasmid transmission in their emergence. Methods: : Isolates comprised KPC-positive K. pneumoniae ( n  =   33), Escherichia coli ( n  =   7) and Enterobacter spp. ( n  =   4) referred to the national reference laboratory between 2008 and 2010 from 17 UK centres, including three in North-West England...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498860/genetic-micro-epidemiology-of-malaria-in-papua-indonesia-extensive-p-vivax-diversity-and-a-distinct-subpopulation-of-asymptomatic-p-falciparum-infections
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Zuleima Pava, Rintis Noviyanti, Irene Handayuni, Hidayat Trimarsanto, Leily Trianty, Faustina H Burdam, Enny Kenangalem, Retno A S Utami, Yusrifar K Tirta, Farah Coutrier, Jeanne R Poespoprodjo, Ric N Price, Jutta Marfurt, Sarah Auburn
BACKGROUND: Genetic analyses of Plasmodium have potential to inform on transmission dynamics, but few studies have evaluated this on a local spatial scale. We used microsatellite genotyping to characterise the micro-epidemiology of P. vivax and P. falciparum diversity to inform malaria control strategies in Timika, Papua Indonesia. METHODS: Genotyping was undertaken on 713 sympatric P. falciparum and P. vivax isolates from a cross-sectional household survey and clinical studies conducted in Timika...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498668/kinetics-of-the-reactions-of-no3-radical-with-methacrylate-esters
#10
Li Zhou, A R Ravishankara, Steven S Brown, Mahmoud Idir, Kyle J Zarzana, Veronique Daele, Abdelwahid Mellouki
Two different experimental methods (relative rate and absolute rate methods) were used to measure the rate coefficients for the reactions of NO3 radical with six methacrylate esters: methyl methacrylate (MMA, k1), ethyl methacrylate (EMA, k2), propyl methacrylate (PMA, k3), isopropyl methacrylate (IPMA, k4), butyl methacrylate (BMA, k5), isobutyl methacrylate (IBMA, k6). In the relative rate method, the loss of the esters relative to that of a reference compound was followed in a 7300 L Teflon-walled chamber at (298±2) K and (1000±5) hpa...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496941/chromosomal-features-of-escherichia-coli-serotype-o2-k2-an-avian-pathogenic-e-coli
#11
Steffen L Jørgensen, Egle Kudirkiene, Lili Li, Jens P Christensen, John E Olsen, Lisa Nolan, Rikke H Olsen
Escherichia coli causing infection outside the gastrointestinal system are referred to as extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli. Avian pathogenic E. coli is a subgroup of extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli and infections due to avian pathogenic E. coli have major impact on poultry production economy and welfare worldwide. An almost defining characteristic of avian pathogenic E. coli is the carriage of plasmids, which may encode virulence factors and antibiotic resistance determinates. For the same reason, plasmids of avian pathogenic E...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496349/effect-of-vitamin-k-supplementation-on-insulin-sensitivity-a-meta-analysis
#12
Naeti Suksomboon, Nalinee Poolsup, Htoo Darli Ko Ko
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, placebo-controlled trials to assess the effect of vitamin K supplementation on insulin sensitivity. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Web of Science, Scopus, clinicaltrials.gov, and clinicaltrialresults.org were searched up to January 2017. Reference lists of related papers were also scanned. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials were selected if they compared vitamin K supplementation with placebo or no treatment and reported homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, fasting plasma glucose, fasting plasma insulin, C-reactive protein, adiponectin, leptin, or interleukin-6 levels...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495226/a-gas-flow-model-for-layered-landfills-with-vertical-extraction-wells
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Shi-Jin Feng, Qi-Teng Zheng, Hai-Jian Xie
This paper developed a two-dimensional axisymmetric analytical model for layered landfills with vertical wells. The model uses a horizontal layered structure to describe the waste non-homogeneity with depth in gas generation, permeability and temperature. The governing equations in the cylindrical coordinate system were transformed to dimensionless forms and solved using a method of eigenfunction expansion. After verification, the effects of different well boundary conditions and gas extraction systems on recovery efficiency were investigated...
May 8, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494709/hypervirulent-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-california-sea-lions-zalophus-californianus-pathologic-findings-in-natural-infections
#14
Mauricio Seguel, Nicole L Gottdenker, Kathleen Colegrove, Shawn Johnson, Carsten Struve, Elizabeth W Howerth
Tissues of stranded California sea lions ( Zalophus californianus) naturally infected with a hyperviruluent strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae were examined by histopathology and immunohistochemistry against the K. pneumoniae K2 capsular antigen. In 7 of 8 animals, there was severe purulent bronchopneumonia, sometimes complicated by fibrinonecrotizing pleuritis with pyothorax. In affected areas of lung, large numbers of degenerate neutrophils and macrophages were admixed with rare large extracellular and intracellular gram-negative bacilli surrounded by a prominent capsule...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485962/collisional-intermolecular-energy-transfer-from-a-n2-bath-at-room-temperature-to-a-vibrationlly-cold-c6f6-molecule-using-chemical-dynamics-simulations
#15
Amit K Paul, Diego Donzis, William L Hase
Chemical dynamics simulations were performed to study collisional intermolecular energy transfer from a thermalized N2 bath at 300 K to vibrationally "cold" C6F6. The vibrational temperature of C6F6 is taken as 50 K, which corresponds to a classical vibrational energy of 2.98 kcal/mol. The temperature ratio between C6F6 and the bath is 1/6, the reciprocal of the same ratio for previous "hot" C6F6 simulations (J. Chem. Phys. 2014, 140, 194103). Simulations were also done for a C6F6 vibrational temperature of 0 K...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485710/epidemiological-typing-of-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-which-causes-paediatric-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-egypt
#16
Eman R Mohamed, Sherine A Aly, Hamada M Halby, Shabaan H Ahmed, Amira M Zakaria, Osama M El-Asheer
PURPOSE: Multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae is a common nosocomial pathogen that plays an important role in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). This study aimed to define the clonal relatedness of K. pneumoniae strains isolated from paediatric VAP in addition to those isolated from environmental samples. METHODOLOGY: This study included 19 clinical and 4 environmental K. pneumoniae isolates recovered from the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in Assiut University Children's Hospital...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483640/characterization-of-constitutive-and-acid-induced-outwardly-rectifying-chloride-currents-in-immortalized-mouse-distal-tubular-cells
#17
William C Valinsky, Rhian M Touyz, Alvin Shrier
Thiazides block Na(+) reabsorption while enhancing Ca(2+) reabsorption in the kidney. As previously demonstrated in immortalized mouse DCT (MDCT) cells, chlorothiazide application induced a robust plasma membrane hyperpolarization, which increased Ca(2+) uptake. This essential thiazide-induced hyperpolarization was prevented by the Cl(-) channel inhibitor 5-Nitro-2-(3-phenylpropylamino) benzoic acid (NPPB), implicating NPPB-sensitive Cl(-) channels, however the nature of these Cl(-) channels has been rarely described in the literature...
May 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481164/diffuse-microvascular-dysfunction-and-loss-of-white-matter-integrity-predict-poor-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#18
Natalia S Rost, Pedro Cougo, Svetlana Lorenzano, Hua Li, Lisa Cloonan, Mark Jrj Bouts, Arne Lauer, Mark R Etherton, Hasan H Karadeli, Patricia L Musolino, William A Copen, Ken Arai, Eng H Lo, Steve K Feske, Karen L Furie, Ona Wu
We sought to investigate the relationship between blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and microstructural white matter integrity, and their potential impact on long-term functional outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). We studied 184 AIS subjects with perfusion-weighted MRI (PWI) performed <9 h from last known well time. White matter hyperintensity (WMH), acute infarct, and PWI-derived mean transit time lesion volumes were calculated. Mean BBB leakage rates (K2 coefficient) and mean diffusivity values were measured in contralesional normal-appearing white matter (NAWM)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469190/atrazine-degradation-through-pei-copper-nanoparticles-deposited-onto-montmorillonite-and-sand
#19
Sethu Kalidhasan, Ishai Dror, Brian Berkowitz
We present the synthesis of new composite materials based on copper nanoparticles (Cu NPs) deposited onto montmorillonite (MK10) and quartz sand, for degradation of atrazine, in the context of an advanced oxidation process (AOP). The synthesis involves a first step in which polyethylenimine (PEI) capped Cu NPs (PEI_Cu NPs) are prepared, and then deposited onto, separately, MK10 and sand, through a solvent impregnation method. The resulting products are characterized in detail; the copper is found to exist as a mixture of copper (I, II) oxide...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468236/non-traditional-aspects-of-renal-diets-focus-on-fiber-alkali-and-vitamin-k1-intake
#20
Adamasco Cupisti, Claudia D'Alessandro, Loreto Gesualdo, Carmela Cosola, Maurizio Gallieni, Maria Francesca Egidi, Maria Fusaro
Renal diets for advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) are structured to achieve a lower protein, phosphate and sodium intake, while supplying adequate energy. The aim of this nutritional intervention is to prevent or correct signs, symptoms and complications of renal insufficiency, delaying the start of dialysis and preserving nutritional status. This paper focuses on three additional aspects of renal diets that can play an important role in the management of CKD patients: the vitamin K1 and fiber content, and the alkalizing potential...
April 29, 2017: Nutrients
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