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Zhao Guanjia - - 2012
In this paper, we present a rapid, high-yield, low-end and low-cost fabrication of nanojet motors using a template directed electrochemical deposition method. Using an electrochemical deposition method, the bubble-ejecting nanojets were grown within the alumina template, which is commercially available. These fabricated nanosized devices have typical dimensions of 300 nm ...
Ptinopoulou Anastasia G - - 2012
Data from randomized clinical trials and epidemiological evidence identify systemic hypertension as the second most common modifiable risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression after diabetes mellitus. CKD may progress silently over the years and early diagnosis and control of hypertension is of major importance in delaying renal function ...
Liu Jun - - 2012
The efficient and concise synthesis of (-)-orthodiffenes A and C has been accomplished for the first time in 8 steps from readily available chiral synthons, D-mannose and D-ethyl lactate. Our work confirmed the complete structure of orthodiffenes A and C, including their absolute stereochemistry. The key steps of our total ...
Wales Jackie - - 2012
A 10-year retrospective case note study of adults with eating disorders at low weight examined levels of service consumption and the outcome in terms of body mass index. Records of 202 such patients, referred to a specialist secondary service, were studied. Just over one quarter of the patients failed to ...
Doyle John J - - 2012
This piece is being submitted as a short commentary for the special edition on Oceans and Human Health (OHH). It is written from the perspective of a student who has attended all three biennial Gordon Research Conferences and Seminars on OHH beginning in 2008.
Wick P A - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Anti-apolipoprotein A-1 (anti-apoA-1) IgG is a potential marker of atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability and cardiovascular complications. In patients with periodontitis the presence of anti-apoA-1 IgGs in serum and their association with atherosclerosis is unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One-hundred and thirty subjects with periodontal disease and 46 healthy subjects, ...
Ohta Kouichi - - 2012
PURPOSE: To compare the thickness of each retinal layer in the parafoveal and perifoveal regions of eyes after successful closure of a macular hole (MH) by pars plana vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling to the corresponding areas of the normal fellow eyes. METHODS: Twenty-two eyes of 22 patients ...
Obinata Kaoru - - 2012
We experienced two cases of unrelated Japanese children with bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) multiple osteomyelitis with partial interferon (IFN)-γ receptor 1 (IFNGR1) deficiency. Heterozygous small deletions with frame shift (811 del4 and 818 del4) were detected, which were consistent with the diagnosis of partial dominant IFNGR1 deficiency. Case 1: a 2-year-old ...
Wachner Doreen - - 2012
Mixtures of suitable small particles, large particles and an "oil", spontaneously form mixed layers on a water surface. In these layers the small particles adhere to the upper interface while the large particles adhere to the lower interface. Solidification of the "oil" by photopolymerization, followed by removal of the particles ...
Farag Mohamed A - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Brassica napus L. is a crop widely grown for its oil production and other nutritional components in the seed. In addition to the seed, other organs contain a wide range of phenolic metabolites although they have not been investigated to the same extent as in seeds. OBJECTIVE: To define ...
Wang Shen - - 2012
The evaporation of a tiny amount of water on the solid surface with different wettability has been studied by molecular dynamics simulations. From nonequilibrium MD simulations, we found that, as the surface changed from hydrophobic to hydrophilic, the evaporation speed did not show a monotonically decrease as intuitively expected, but ...
Yusuff Kazeem B - - 2012
Background The use of medicines is an action that involves a change in behaviour and it is a complex construct involving reciprocal interactions between social, environmental and cognitive factors. This is particularly true when a patient uses medicines for asymptomatic chronic conditions, requiring life-long use. Objective To identify patient-perceived medication ...
Midha Mukul Kumar - - 2012
Molecular mechanism governing biological processes leading to dietary obesity and diabetes are largely unknown. Here we study the liver proteome differentially expressed in a long-term high-fat and high sucrose diet (HFHSD)-induced obesity and diabetes mouse model. Changes in mouse liver proteins were identified using iTRAQ, offline 2D LC (SCX and ...
Fang Yan - - 2012
Enzymatic transglycosylation has been successfully implemented by β-galactosidase (β-Gal) on PEG brushes. Kinetic parameters validate this kind of chemoenzymatic strategy which is promising for construction of biomimetic surfaces with glycocalyx-like structures.
Niemann Markus - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Morphology and function of Fabry cardiomyopathy has been previously studied by echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). However, the value of electrocardiography (ECG) in relation to these two techniques remains largely unknown. METHODS: One hundred fifty genetically confirmed Fabry patients were investigated using a comprehensive clinical workup comprising 12-lead ...
Sehgal Arvind - - 2012
Equipoise persists as to the issue of assigning haemodynamic and clinical significance to a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). The objective was to ascertain whether echocardiographic scoring of a PDA correlates with outcomes. Unit electronic data base was accessed to identify infants less than 32 weeks' gestation who received ibuprofen for medical ...
Tripathi Ajai K - - 2012
The methylation of DNA at cytosine residues within CpG dinucleotides is associated with transcriptional repression and is implicated in maintaining genomic stability and also the silencing of repetitive elements. These imprinted genes are unique as they are expressed exclusively from one parental allele. The present study was carried out to ...
Yang Chuan-Wei - - 2012
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a combination of medical disorders, consisting of multiple, interrelated risk factors of metabolic origin. To investigate the associations of MetS with appetite-related genes (LEPR, near MC4R and SH2B1) and cholesterol metabolism-related gene (LRP5) polymorphism variants and the joint effect of cigarette smoking and these polymorphism variants ...
Watanabe Manabu - - 2012
The bile duct of Luschka (BDL) is an anatomic anomaly that is an important cause of bile leakage after bile duct surgery. We report a case of bile duct carcinoma with dilated BDL that was diagnosed by ultrasonography (US). An 83-year-old man presented with an obstructive jaundice. US on admission ...
Gao Xianggang - - 2012
Hard clam (Meretrix meretrix) is an economically important bivalve in China. In the present study, a gene coding for an intracellular Cu/Zn-SOD was cloned and characterized from hard clam. The full-length cDNA of this Cu/Zn-SOD (designated as Mm-icCuZn-SOD) consisted of 1,383 bp, with a 462-bp of open reading frame (ORF) encoding ...
Miyoshi Shinichiro - - 2012
Secondary pneumothorax occurring in interstitial lung disease cases is a refractory and life-threatening condition, because of compromised lung function. A 70-year-old woman with interstitial pneumonia was referred to our hospital after treatment failure for pneumothorax associated with empyema. An open window thoracostomy was created, and mechanical irrigation and dressing changes ...
Lee Sarah - - 2012
Metabolite profiling of four different sized Aloe vera was performed using gas chromatography-ion trap-mass spectrometry (GC-IT-MS) and ultra performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole-time of flight-mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF-MS) with multivariate analysis. Amino acids, sugars, and organic acids related to growth and development were identified by sizes. In particular, the relative contents of glucose, ...
Vincent Jean-Marc - - 2012
In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in exploiting fluorous derivatives/moieties for applications that are not only related to reaction mixture purification issues and catalyst recycling, but to confer unique/improved properties to materials. Herein we will focus on the recent advances of fluorous chemistry in material sciences, with ...
Wu Qiong - - 2012
The biological function of selenium (Se) is mainly elicited through Se-containing proteins. Selenoprotein W (SelW), one member of the selenoprotein family, is essential for the normal function of the skeletal muscle system. To investigate the possible relationship of Se in the process of differentiation in chicken myoblasts and the expression ...
de Sandes-Freitas Tainá Veras - - 2012
PURPOSE: The use of basiliximab induction increased significantly in recent years based on its superior efficacy and excellent safety profile demonstrated in studies with cyclosporine-based immunosuppression. However, its clinical utility in patients receiving tacrolimus-based immunosuppressive regimens is still uncertain. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of 366 low immunological risk recipients ...
Brunner A - - 2012
Quadriceps weakness seems to be a hallmark in adult persons with severe haemophilia (PWH). The purpose of this study was to compare PWH and non-haemophilic controls in different age stages with reference to joint status and quadriceps strength. Further aims were to examine the extent of strength-specific inter-extremity-difference (IED) and ...
Jeong Byung-Hoon - - 2012
14-3-3 proteins are highly abundant in brain tissue. The presence of 14-3-3 at elevated levels in the cerebrospinal fluid has been considered as a biomarker for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Recent studies showed that 14-3-3 beta protein interacts with the N-terminal amino acids 1-38 and with the central hydrophobic amino ...
Olivry Thierry - - 2012
Background - Patch tests with allergens are used for the evaluation of cellular hypersensitivity to food and environmental allergens in dogs and humans with atopic dermatitis. Viaskin is a novel allergen epicutaneous delivery system that enhances epidermal allergen capture by immune cells. Objectives - To compare the use of Viaskin and Finn ...
Evers Wiel H - - 2012
Oriented attachment, the process in which nanometre-sized crystals fuse by atomic bonding of specific crystal facets, is expected to be more difficult to control than nanocrystal self-assembly that is driven by entropic factors or weak van der Waals attractions. Here, we present a study of oriented attachment of PbSe nanocrystals ...
Iriarte José Luis - - 2012
Anthropogenic (aquaculture) changes in environment nutrient concentrations may affect phytoplankton (biomass and taxa composition) in marine coastal waters off the Chilean Patagonia. The effects of adding nitrate (NO(3) (-)) to natural phytoplankton assemblages were evaluated considering biomass, cell abundance, and taxonomic composition. Microcosm experiments were performed in the spring, summer, ...
Herrero-Medrano J M - - 2012
The Chato Murciano (CM), a pig breed from the Murcia region in the southeastern region of Spain, is a good model for endangered livestock populations. The remaining populations are bred on approximately 15 small farms, and no herdbook exists. To assess the genetic threats to the integrity and survival of ...
Zou Haidong - - 2012
PURPOSE: To assess the time trade-off (TTO) utility values in patients with persistent visually disabling vitreous floaters (DVF) and to determine the reliability and validity of TTO methods in DVF patients. METHODS: Prospective cross-sectional questionnaire survey: Eligible patients with persistent DVF referred to the Shanghai First People's Hospital outpatient service ...
Chervin A S - - 2012
Adoptive T-cell therapies have shown significant promise in the treatment of cancer and viral diseases. One approach, which introduces antigen-specific T-cell receptors (TCRs) into ex vivo activated T cells, is designed to overcome central tolerance mechanisms that prevent responses by endogenous T-cell repertoires. Studies have suggested that use of higher-affinity ...
Zivković Daniel - - 2012
Continuous progress in empirical population genetics based on the whole-genome polymorphism data requires the theoretical analysis of refined models in order to interpret the evolutionary history of populations with adequate accuracy. Recent studies focus prevalently on the aspects of demography and adaptation, whereas age structure (for example, in plants via ...
Lee Young Wook - - 2012
Au-Pd alloy nanocrystals (NCs) with a hexoctahedral structure, enclosed exclusively by high-index {541} facets, are prepared via the simultaneous reduction of Au and Pd precursors without added seeds or additional metal ions as structure-regulating agents. Manipulating the NC growth kinetics via control of the relative amount of reductant is the ...
Ahmad Nazir - - 2012
The hepatic removal of triglyceride-rich chylomicrons during the postprandial phase represents an important step towards determining the bioavailability of dietary lipids amongst the peripheral tissues. Indeed, elevated postprandial lipemia is often associated with obesity and increased risk of coronary heart disease. The milk protein, lactoferrin, has been shown to inhibit ...
Schartinger V H - - 2012
Objective: Tumours with neuroendocrine differentiation frequently express chromogranin A, synaptophysin and somatostatin receptors. The role of neuroendocrine differentiation in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is not yet clear. Method: The presence of chromogranin A, synaptophysin and somatostatin receptors was studied immunohistochemically in 78 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma specimens. ...
Poddar Banani - - 2012
AIM: To study the factors associated with outcome in acute liver failure (ALF) in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Consecutive patients with ALF admitted to the ICU from August 2003 to April 2010 were included. Factors associated with the primary outcome, death or survival, were compared. RESULTS: Of 52 ...
Fang Aiping - - 2012
By exploring the phenomenon of water diffusion induced self-assembly of silica particle in microfluidic channels, we show that both the geometric confinement experienced by the droplet and the local Peclet number are responsible for the final particle shape. This study will facilitate the understanding and ultimately control of self assembly ...
Sevin Gulnur - - 2012
Hypercholesterolemia is a major risk factor for atherosclerosis and related occlusive vascular diseases. We investigated the effect of low-dose fluvastatin (2 mg kg(-1) day(-1) ) on antioxidant enzyme activities [superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase], vascular reactivity changes and oxidatively induced DNA damage in early stage of atherosclerosis in hypercholesterolemic rabbits. The ...
Morioka Sanae - - 2012
The main sterol of the human cell membrane is cholesterol, whereas in yeast it is ergosterol. In this study, we constructed a cholesterol-producing yeast strain by disrupting the genes related to ergosterol synthesis and inserting the genes related to cholesterol synthesis. The total sterols of the mutant yeast were extracted ...
Brown Chrysothemis - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of food allergy is not completely understood - animal models suggest hepatic mechanisms may be important for immune tolerance to orally ingested antigens, but there is little direct evidence for this in humans. OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether there is an association between liver dysfunction or transplantation in ...
Lammers Eric - - 2012
The US federal government has recently made a substantial investment to enhance the US health information technology (IT) infrastructure. Previous literature on the impact of IT on firm performance across multiple industries has emphasized the importance of a process of co-invention whereby organizations develop complementary practices to achieve greater benefit ...
Chang Liang - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of Endostar combined with chemotherapy on human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma Eca-109 in mice. The tumor xenograft models were established and randomly assigned to 4 groups: control group, Endostar group (1.5 mg/kg day, once daily for 3 weeks), chemotherapy group (Paclitaxel 10 mg/kg day, Cisplatin ...
Weller Karsten - - 2012
Non-sedating H1-antihistamines are the recommended first-line treatment for chronic spontaneous urticaria. While efficacy studies usually apply continuous daily treat-ment regimens, many patients take their medication on demand. In this randomized, double-blind trial we tested whether on-demand H1-antihistamine desloratadine in standard and higher doses is able to improve the resolution of ...
Singh Navneet - - 2012
The expression of calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) in the human colonic crypt epithelium is linked to cellular differentiation while its lack of expression is associated with undifferentiated and invasive colon carcinoma. Human colon carcinoma cell lines contain small subpopulations (10-20%) that do not express CaSR (termed CaSR null cells). Here, ...
Valentine Becky K - - 2012
Background -  Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is an important canine pathogen, and the emergence and widespread dissemination of meticillin-resistant strains (MRSP) is of significant concern. Multidrug-resistant infections may require alternative approaches, such as the use of topical therapy. There is minimal information about the in vitro susceptibility of meticillin-susceptible S. pseudintermedius (MSSP) and MRSP ...
Viani Rolando - - 2012
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the performance of parallel rapid HIV testing and the presence of HIV associated risk factors in pregnant women with unknown HIV status in Baja California, Mexico. Pregnant women attending the delivery unit or the prenatal clinic at Tijuana General Hospital had blood ...
Strating Hendrik - - 2012
The O-acetylation of peptidoglycan in Gram-negative bacteria occurs specifically at the C-6 hydroxyl group of muramoyl residues. The level of peptidoglycan O-acetylation was found to decrease from 51% to 29% upon differentiation of Proteus mirabilis vegetative cells to swarmers. This decrease was accompanied by a change in the muropeptide composition ...
Geerdens Candida - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Incompleteness of data is a major problem within clinical follow-up studies. The aim of present study was to compare different statistical models in the management of follow-up data in patients with eating disorders using the Body Attitude Test. METHOD: A prospective longitudinal investigation with repeated evaluations over fixed time ...
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