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Wang D - - 2013
Two new HLA-A alleles, A*23:20 and A*02:127, differ from their closely related alleles by nucleotide mutations.
Al-Haboubi Mustafa - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The oral health needs of older adults present increasing challenges to dental services. OBJECTIVES: To examine the clinical oral health status of dentate older people living in the community and attending dental services. METHODS: One hundred and eighty-six dentate adults, aged ≥60 years, underwent clinical examination (DMFS, Plaque and Gingival ...
Jiang Hui - - 2013
Functional polymer brushes have been utilized extensively for the immobilization of biomolecules, which is of crucial importance for the development of biosensors and biotechnology. Recent progress in polymerization methods, in particular surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), has provided a unique means for the design and synthesis of new biomolecule-functionalized ...
Li Nicholas L - - 2013
Leukocyte Ig-like receptor (LIR) 1 (CD85j/ILT2/LILRB1) is an inhibitory receptor with broad specificity for MHC class I (MHC-I) and the human cytomegalovirus MHC-I homologue UL18. LIR-1 can inhibit NK cells through the conventional interaction with MHC-I expressed on a target cell (in trans) but the nature and the effects of ...
Gonzalez-Olmos Rafael - - 2013
Several zeolites were evaluated as adsorbents for the removal of MTBE from water in a screening process. It was observed that the SiO2/Al2O3 molar ratio is a decisive factor for the adsorption properties, at least in the case of ZSM5 zeolites. ZSM5 zeolites with SiO2/Al2O3 ratios > 200 were found ...
Yan Jun - - 2013
Strontium-containing hydroxyapatites (Sr-HA) combine the desirable bone regenerative properties of hydroxyapatites (HA) with anabolic and anti-catabolic effects of strontium cations. In the present work, a series of Sr(y) HA [Sr(y) Ca(() (10) (-y)) (PO(4) )(6) (OH)(2) ; y = 0, 0.5, 1, 2] coatings on titanium are produced by micro-arc ...
Dobson Brooke - - 2013
ABSTRACT: While many factors contribute to resistance and susceptibility to infectious disease, a major component is the genotype of the host and the way in which it is expressed. Johne's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease affecting ruminants and is caused by infection with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). ...
Delic Marizela - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Repressible promoters are a useful tool for down-regulating the expression of genes, especially those that affect cell viability, in order to study cell physiology. They are also popular in biotechnological processes, like heterologous protein production. RESULTS: Here we present five novel repressible Pichia pastoris promoters of different strength: ...
Buser Daniel - - 2013
Background: Early implant placement with simultaneous contour augmentation is documented with short- and medium-term studies. The long-term stability of contour augmentation is uncertain. Methods: In this prospective, cross-sectional study, 41 patients with an implant-borne single crown were examined twice, in 2006 and 2010. Clinical, radiologic, and esthetic parameters were assessed ...
Montes-Nieto Rafael - - 2013
Context:Sex hormones, particularly androgens, may influence not only adipose tissue distribution but also its functions.Objective:We aimed to evaluate if sexual dimorphism in body composition is accompanied by differences in the protein abundance of adipose tissue by applying a nontargeted proteomic approach.Design:This was a case-control study.Settings:The setting was an academic hospital.Patients:Twenty-one ...
Jensen Megan E - - 2013
Obese asthma presents via altered airway and systemic inflammation in adults. This has not been comprehensively described in children.To compare airway and systemic inflammation in obese and non-obese asthmatic children and controls.In a cross-sectional study, children aged 8-17 yr were assigned to one of four groups: obese asthma (OA, n=74); ...
Billemont Pierre - - 2013
The adsorption of carbon dioxide, methane and their mixtures in nanoporous carbons in the presence of water is studied using experiments and molecular simulations (both the experimental and numerical samples contain polar groups which account for their partially hydrophilicity). At low water adsorbed amounts, while the shape of the adsorption ...
Hadlandsmyth Katherine - - 2013
Chest pain can be a frightening experience that leads many to seek medical evaluation. The symptom results in costly health care utilisation. Over half of patients referred for cardiac evaluations of chest pain do not obtain definitive medical explanations for their symptoms; these cases are described as non-cardiac chest pain ...
Lazar Petr - - 2013
The two-dimensional material graphene has numerous potential applications in nano(opto)electronics, which inevitably involve metal graphene interfaces. Theoretical approaches have been employed to examine metal graphene interfaces, but experimental evidence is currently lacking. Here, we combine atomic force microscopy (AFM) based dynamic force measurements and density functional theory calculations to quantify ...
Kerstis Birgitta - - 2013
Aims: To examine whether there was any association between mothers' and fathers' post-partum depressive symptoms and sense of coherence and perception of their child's temperament. The hypotheses were that parents with depressive symptoms: 1) have more often a poor sense of coherence, and 2) perceive their child's temperament to be ...
Foissner Wilhelm - - 2013
Using morphological, morphometric, and molecular methods, we describe Bromeliophrya quadristicha n. spec. from tank bromeliads of Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The new species differs from the single congener, B. brasiliensis, mainly in having four (vs. 2) left lateral kinetofragments, 23 (vs. 32) ciliary rows, and a short (vs. long ...
Roberson-Nay Roxann - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Carbon dioxide (CO(2) ) hypersensitivity represents an individual difference response to breathing CO(2) enriched air. People with a history of panic attacks or panic disorder are particularly prone to anxious response, suggesting that CO(2) hypersensitivity is a robust risk marker of panic spectrum vulnerability. METHODS: Twin pairs (n = ...
Dennis Nicola L - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is based on self-report and indirect measures and thus is unavoidably influenced by patients' own understanding of their symptoms. In order to provide appropriate support for people with fibromyalgia, it is important to understand variation in patients' interpretations of their own symptoms. METHODS: Twenty people ...
Yentrapalli Ramesh - - 2013
Chronic low-dose ionizing radiation induces cardiovascular disease in human populations but the mechanism is largely unknown. We suggested that chronic radiation exposure may induce endothelial cell senescence that is associated with vascular damage in vivo. We investigated whether chronic radiation exposure is causing a change in the onset of senescence ...
Hynson Nicole A - - 2013
Plants that produce dust seeds can recruit fungi to meet their earliest requirements for carbon and other nutrients. This germination strategy, termed initial mycoheterotrophy, has been well investigated among the orchid family, but there are numerous other plant lineages that have independently evolved mycoheterotrophic germination strategies. One of these lineages ...
Milton Shirlette G - - 2013
Abstract 1. Inositol hexanicotinate (IHN) is an ester of the anti-hyperlipidemic drug nicotinic acid (NA). This study assessed the hydrolysis rate of IHN in human and rat plasma, and pharmacokinetics of the drug using a rat animal model. 2. IHN (10 or 50 µg/mL) was incubated in plasma at 37 °C for ...
Love Jennifer M - - 2013
Nonketotic hyperglycinemia is an inborn error of glycine metabolism. It manifests mostly as an acute encephalopathy in the neonatal period, although later, atypical presentations have also been reported. Mutations in 3 different genes have been implicated in nonketotic hyperglycinemia. Here we report a novel mutation, c.2296G>T (p.Gly766Cys), in exon 19 ...
Bandini Elisa - - 2013
INTRODUCTION.: Subjects with gender identity disorder (GID) have been reported to be highly dissatisfied with their body, and it has been suggested that the body is their primary source of suffering. AIMS.: To evaluate quality and intensity of body uneasiness in GID subjects, comparing them with a sample of eating ...
Swords Kelly - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Currently, the surgical treatment of infected penile prostheses is complete removal and either immediate salvage procedure, which carries a significant infection risk, or delayed implantation. With delayed implantation the risk of infection is lower, but the patient loses penile length and width due to corporal fibrosis. AIM: We present ...
Riemann Michael - - 2013
Two photomorphogenic mutants of rice, coleoptile photomorphogenesis 2 (cpm2) and hebiba, were determined to be defective in rice ALLENE OXIDE CYCLASE (OsAOC) by map-based cloning and complementation assays. Examination of the enzymatic activity of recombinant GST-OsAOC indicated that OsAOC is a functional enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of jasmonate (jasmonic ...
Hayashi Minoru - - 2013
ABSTRACT: We examined the changes in blood flow in the femoral artery caused by botulinum toxin A in rats. Blood flow was measured using laser Doppler flowmetry. We used male Sprague-Dawley-derived rats weighing between 350 and 400 g. The study was performed on 6 groups; each of them consisted of ...
Trofimovich Lily - - 2013
Suicide risk based on occupational cohorts within the U.S. military was investigated. Rates of suicide based on military occupational categories were computed for the Department of Defense (DoD) active component population between 2001 and 2010. The combined infantry, gun crews, and seamanship specialist group was at increased risk of suicide ...
Wallenstein Matthew B - - 2013
Objective. To identify the percentage of parents who define the threshold for fever between 38.0°C and 38.3°C, which has not been reported previously, and to describe parental attitudes toward fever and antipyretic use. Study Design. Thirteen-question survey study of caregivers. Results. Overall, 81% of participants defined the threshold for fever ...
Budak Alicja - - 2013
Superficial fungal infections due to dermatophytes are common over the world and their frequency is constantly increasing. The aim of our study was to discuss fungal infections with frequency of occurrence, clinical stages and aetiology in patients admitted to dermatological ward and microbiological laboratory of the specialist hospital in Krakow. ...
Huang Guan-Jhih - - 2013
To understand the effects of solvent-solute hydrogen bonding (SSHB) on the excited-state dynamics of two GFP-like chromophores, p-ABDI and p-CFABDI, we have determined the quantum yields for fluorescence (Phi-f) and the isomerizations Z -> E (Phi-ZE) and the femtosecond fluorescence and transient infrared absorption in selected solvents. The behavior that ...
Chen Xiao-Li - - 2013
PURPOSE: To investigate whether and how spleen size measured on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used to stage liver fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen minipigs were used to prospectively model liver fibrosis staged by biopsy. Abdominal gadolinium-enhanced MRI was performed on the 0, 5th, 9th, 16th, and 21st weekend ...
Vausselin Thibaut - - 2013
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic liver disease. Despite recent success in improving anti-HCV therapy, additional progress is still needed to develop cheaper and interferon-free treatments. Here, we report that Ferroquine (FQ), an antimalarial ferrocenic analogue of chloroquine, is a novel inhibitor of HCV. FQ potently ...
Toscano Sharyl Eve - - 2013
The purpose of this article was to explore the application of pattern analysis retrospectively to a 2-year relationship between me and a young mother of a small child with spina bifida. Five patterns are presented within the context of movement, time, space, and consciousness, followed by analysis of transitions, transforming ...
Mennigen Jan A - - 2013
As oviparous fish, rainbow trout change their nutritional strategy during ontogenesis. This change is divided into the exclusive utilization of yolk-sac reserves (endogenous feeding), the concurrent utilization of yolk reserves and exogenous feeds (mixed feeding), and the complete dependence on external feeds (exogenous feeding). The change in food source is ...
Secher Anna L - - 2013
OBJECTIVETo assess whether intermittent real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) improves glycemic control and pregnancy outcome in unselected women with pregestational diabetes.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODSA total of 123 women with type 1 diabetes and 31 women with type 2 diabetes were randomized to use real-time CGM for 6 days at 8, ...
Tsai Yih-Jeng - - 2013
ObjectiveDetermine the presence of nasopharynx biofilms in patients with nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) and osteoradionecrosis (ORN) and patients with NPC but no ORN.Study DesignCross-sectional study.SettingTertiary referral medical center.Subjects and MethodsWe enrolled 27 patients with NPC from our outpatient clinic during January 2010 to June 2012. These patients were diagnosed with NPC ...
Alstrup Aage Kristian Olsen - - 2013
Positron emission tomography (PET) provides a means of studying physiological and pharmacological processes as they occur in the living brain. Mice, rats, dogs, cats, pigs and non-human primates are often used in studies using PET. They are commonly anaesthetized with ketamine, propofol or isoflurane in order to prevent them from ...
Schulz Angela - - 2013
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells depend on microenvironmental stimuli for their survival, provided for example by monocyte-derived nurse-like cells (NLCs). The immunomodulatory drug lenalidomide shows therapeutic effects in subgroups of CLL patients, and is believed to act via the microenvironment. To investigate the effects of lenalidomide on the survival support ...
Linquist Stefan - - 2013
Considerable variation exists not only in the kinds of transposable elements (TEs) occurring within the genomes of different species, but also in their abundance and distribution. Noting a similarity to the assortment of organisms among ecosystems, some researchers have called for an ecological approach to the study of transposon dynamics. ...
Verhey L H - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:The degree to which MR imaging is useful in the diagnosis of MS is predicated on standardized and reliable evaluation of MR imaging parameters. We aimed to devise items for an MR imaging scoring tool that would have high inter-rater agreement and would be straightforward to apply.MATERIALS AND ...
McKew Boyd A - - 2013
Within intertidal sediments, much of the dissolved organic carbon (DOC) consists of carbohydrate-rich extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) produced by microphytobenthic biofilms. EPS is an important source of carbon and energy for aerobic and anaerobic microbes owing to microphytobenthos burial and downward transport of their exudates. We established slurries of estuarine ...
Maffei Rossana - - 2013
Macrophages reside in tissues infiltrated by chronic lymphocytic leukemia B-cells and the extent of infiltration is associated with adverse prognostic factors. Blood monocyte population was studied by flow cytometry and whole-genome microarrays. A mixed lymphocyte reaction was performed to evaluate T cell proliferation in contact with monocytes from patients and ...
Wang Xipeng - - 2013
It has been established that macrophages and endothelial cells infiltrate peritoneum in the vicinity of tumor implants of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). This study investigates whether the interaction of ovarian cancer cells and tumor-associated macrophages could promote the involvement of endothelial cells in angiogenesis. Macrophage phenotypes were detected by fluorescence-activated ...
Sevov Christo S - - 2013
Catalytic hydroarylation of alkenes is a desirable process because it can occur under neutral conditions, with regioselectivity that complements that of acid-catalyzed reac-tions and with stereoselectivity derived from the catalyst. We report an intermolecular asymmetric addition of the C-H bonds of indoles, thiophenes and furans to bicycloalkenes in high yield ...
Perel Azriel - - 2013
ABSTRACT: The recent Berlin definition has made some improvements in the older definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), although the concepts and components of the definition remained largely unchanged. In an effort to improve both predictive and face validity, the Berlin panel has examined a number of additional measures ...
Zilian E - - 2013
The novel allele HLA-C*05:26 differs from HLA-C*05:01 by the non-synonymous amino acid exchange Gly16Ser.
Savic-Radojevic Ana - - 2013
BACKGROUND: To assess the prognostic significance of four inflammatory markers (TNF-α, high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1)) in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with respect to individual outcomes, especially disease exacerbation and mortality. METHODS: Plasma adhesion molecules, ICAM-1, and VCAM-1, together ...
Xie Hui - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has increased susceptibility to damage due to its close proximity to the site of reactive oxygen species production, lack of introns and protective histones, and less efficient DNA repair mechanisms than nuclear DNA. The relationship between mtDNA copy number in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) and the ...
Cazzola Mario - - 2013
β2-Agonists are effective bronchodilators due primarily to their ability to relax airway smooth muscle (ASM). They exert their effects via their binding to the active site of β2-adrenoceptors on ASM, which triggers a signaling cascade that results in a number of events, all of which contribute to relaxation of ASM. ...
Cocinero Emilio Jose - - 2013
Fructose has been examined under isolation conditions using a combination of UV ultrafast laser vaporization and Fourier-transform microwave (FT-MW) spectroscopy. The rotational spectra for the parent, all (six) monosubstituted 13C species and two single D species reveals unambiguously that the free hexoketose is conformationally locked in a single dominant -pyranose ...
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