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Jiang De-En - - 2013
Thiolated gold nanoclusters form a universe of their own. Researchers in this field are constantly pushing the boundary of this universe by identifying new compositions and in a few "lucky" cases, solving their structures. Such solved structures, even if there are only few, provide important hints for predicting the many ...
Schmidt-Edelkraut Udo - - 2013
Cell-fate decisions and differentiation of embryonic and adult neural stem cells (NSC) are tightly controlled by lineage-restricted and temporal factors that interact with cell-intrinsic programs and extracellular signals through multiple regulatory loops. Imprinted genes are important players in neurodevelopment and mental health although their molecular and cellular functions remain poorly ...
Nagel Stefan - - 2013
Chromosomal rearrangements are common features of most cancers, where they contribute to deregulated gene expression. Chromothripsis is a recently described oncogenic mechanism whereby small genomic pieces originating from one chromosomal region undergo massive rearrangements in a single step. Here, we document chromothripsis in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) cell lines by genomic ...
Holanda L M - - 2013
This work reports on electron spin resonance experiments in oriented single crystals of the hexagonal AlB2 diboride compound (P6/mmm, D16h structure) which display conduction electron spin resonance. The X-band electron spin resonance spectra showed a metallic Dysonian resonance with g-value and intensity independent of temperature. The thermal broadening of the ...
Lee Ki-Ryong - - 2013
We demonstrate a facile controlling of the optical and colorimetric properties of a donor-acceptor conjugated polymer simply by varying the mix ratio of two precursors in a precursor blend. The conversion of a precursor blend results in an entirely new donor-acceptor polymer, distinct from the conjugated polymer of each precursor. ...
Yao Li - - 2013
We report a technique that is based on exchange-induced remnant magnetization for microRNA (miRNA) detection. In sequence-specific exchange reactions between label-free miRNA and magnetically labelled RNA with one mismatched base, the decrease in magnetization quantitatively represents the target miRNA. The detection limit reaches the zeptomole regime, with no amplification or ...
Jaeger Sara R - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A case study with wine where two statistical methods for the analysis of rating-based conjoint analysis data were applied. Traditionally, Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression is used to estimate relative importance of the experimental factors and part-worth utilities of factor levels. Partial Least Squares (PLS) regression, which is a ...
Wang Hanqing - - 2013
Amino acids are naturally occurring compounds in many edible or medicinal plants, which possess a variety of pharmacological effects on humans. The aim of this study is to develop and validate a hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry method for absolute and relative quantification of amino acids ...
Biver Galadrielle - - 2013
Accumulating evidence indicates that extracellular nucleotides, signaling through purinergic receptors, play a significant role in bone remodeling. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) express functional P2Y receptors whose expression level is regulated during osteoblast or adipocyte differentiation. P2Y13- deficient mice were previously shown to exhibit a decreased bone turnover associated with a ...
Boden Matthew Tyler - - 2013
AIMS: To prospectively investigate the relation between cannabis use expectancies and cannabis use prior to and during a self-initiated cannabis cessation attempt. DESIGN: Cohort design that followed participants for four weeks following a self-initiated cessation attempt. SETTING: United States Department of Veterans Affairs medical center. PARTICIPANTS: 100 cannabis dependent military ...
de Winter C F - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Depression, anxiety, diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors are frequent health problems among older people with intellectual disability (ID). These conditions may be bidirectionally related. Depression and anxiety may have biological effects causing glucose intolerance, fat accumulation and also lifestyle changes causing metabolic syndrome. But also the effects of diabetes, ...
Kandimalla Raju - - 2013
Urinary bladder cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the Western world. Increasing evidence has shown that DNA methylation in bladder cancer is expansive and is implicated in pathogenesis. Furthermore, distinct methylation patterns have been identified between non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) and muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), as well as ...
Chmara Magdalena - - 2013
Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency (CMMR-D) due to biallelic germline mutations in one of four mismatch repair genes causes a childhood cancer syndrome characterized by a broad tumor spectrum including hematological malignancies, and brain and Lynch syndrome-associated tumors. Herein, we report three children who had in addition to CMMR-D-associated malignancies multiple ...
da Costa Dias F L - - 2013
Cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs), the mainstay treatment for dementia, have systemic actions that can affect cardiovascular and autonomic nervous system (ANS). Thirty-nine patients with Alzheimer's disease or mixed dementia underwent a comprehensive clinical evaluation, prior to and during ChEIs therapy, including orthostatic challenge, electrocardiogram (EKG) and heart rate variability (HRV) spectral ...
Khan M Awais - - 2013
Fire blight, incited by the enterobacterium Erwinia amylovora, is a destructive disease of Rosaceae, particularly of apples and pears. There are reports on the molecular mechanisms underlying E. amylovora pathogenesis and how the host activates its resistance mechanism. The host's resistance mechanism is quantitatively controlled, although some major genes might ...
McKay K M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignancy in Caucasians. It is an important driver of health care costs and causes significant morbidity. Topical imiquimod is a good non-invasive treatment alternative for surgical excision in superficial BCC (sBCC). However, there are currently no uniform histological definitions of sBCC. ...
Groth Martin - - 2013
Arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) fungi form nutrient-acquiring symbioses with the majority of higher plants. Nutrient exchange occurs via arbuscules, highly branched hyphal structures that are formed within root cortical cells. With a view to identify host genes involved in AM development, we isolated Lotus japonicus AM-defective mutants via a microscopic screen ...
Roy A - - 2013
We study the zero temperature non-equilibrium dynamics of a fermionic superfluid in the BCS limit and in the presence of a drive leading to a time-dependent chemical potential μ(t). We choose a periodic driving protocol characterized by a frequency ω and compute the fermion density, the wavefunction overlap, and the ...
Käkilehto Taina - - 2013
Abstract Objective. Paediatric restorative dentistry continues being a challenge in everyday clinical practice. Practise-based survival analysis covering entire age cohorts offer an epidemiological approach to this issue in studying survival of restorations in primary teeth. The aim of this study was to compare survival of restorations in primary molars in ...
Park Jeesook - - 2013
A colorimetric and ratiometric fluorescent probe consisting of a boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY) dye conjugated with a 2-dicyanomethylene-3-cyano-2,5-dihydrofuran (DCDHF) group has been designed for the selective and sensitive detection of HOCl/OCl(-)via oxidative cleavage of an alkene linker between BODIPY and DCDHF.
Wang Huiyong - - 2013
It was found for the first time that single tail ionic liquid (IL) surfactants, 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium bromides [Cnmim]Br (n = 10, 12, 14), form unilamellar vesicles in aqueous solutions without any additives. With the increase in IL concentrations, the self-assembly of these ILs can transfer from spherical micelles to rodlike micelles ...
Pace Vittorio - - 2013
The scope of the asymmetric silyl transfer to unsaturated lactones utilising a C2-symmetric NHC-Cu(i) catalyst has been established and kinetic resolutions mediated by silyl transfer have been used to prepare enantiomerically enriched anti-4,5-disubstituted 5-membered lactones. The method has been exploited in an expedient synthesis of (+)-blastmycinone.
Meng Xiaomeng - - 2013
A simple and novel microRNA (miRNA) biosensor was developed using DNA-Au bio bar code (DNA-Au) and G-quadruplex-based DNAenzyme. DNA-Au increased the amount of miRNA-21 participating in hybridization. Hemin/G-quadruplex DNAenzyme significantly improved the catalysis of H2O2 by oxidation of hydroquinone, resulting in an obvious reduction current of benzoquinone for miRNA-21 indirect ...
Goh Yuhan A - - 2013
Aqueous based controlled decoration of platinum nanoparticles on plasma treated carbon nano-onions (CNOs) occurs within the shear flow generated by a vortex fluidic device (VFD), using ascorbic acid as the reducing agent, with the electrocatalytic potential of the resulting Pt-NPs@CNOs nano-composites demonstrated.
Robbins Thomas F - - 2013
A triazolopyridinium salt chemodosimeter has been developed that displays a 60-fold enhancement in fluorescence upon reaction with cyanide. The novel, fast, selective and sensitive reaction-based indicator relies on the pseudopericyclic ring opening of the bridgehead nitrogen-containing detector.
Qi Helena W - - 2013
This work presents a new fragment method, the electrostatically embedded many-body expansion of the nonlocal energy (EE-MB-NE) and shows that it, along with the previously proposed electrostatically embedded many-body expansion of the correlation energy (EE-MB-CE), produces accurate results for large systems at the level of CCSD(T) coupled cluster theory. We ...
Song Xue-Zhi - - 2013
The d(10)-metal-oxo clusters connected by the asymmetric tricarboxylate and linear neutral ligands give rise to two novel high-connected MOFs. They feature the highest (3,16)- and (3,8)-connected three-dimensional frameworks based on cube-like octanuclear [Zn8(μ2-OH)4(CO2)12] clusters and butterfly-like tetranuclear [Cd4(μ3-OH)2(CO2)6] clusters as the secondary building units, respectively.
Nyberg Fred - - 2013
Emerging data indicate that growth hormone (GH) therapy could have a role in improving cognitive function. GH replacement therapy in experimental animals and human patients counteracts the dysfunction of many behaviours related to the central nervous system (CNS). Various behaviours, such as cognitive behaviours related to learning and memory, are ...
Cox John A - - 2013
The benefits of adjuvant whole-breast irradiation (WBI) after breast-conserving surgery are well established and WBI is a standard of care. In selected patients with early stage breast cancer, accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) has emerged as an alternative treatment option to WBI. Early trials of APBI have demonstrated an excellent ...
Ali M Atiya - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with risks for mother and infant, and the mothers' dietary habits influence breast milk composition. Polyamines are secreted in breast milk and are essential for the regulation of intestinal and immune function in newborns and infants. The present study aimed to investigate the level of polyamines ...
Shafer Aaron B A - - 2013
Ecologically mediated selection has increasingly become recognised as an important driver of speciation. The correlation between neutral genetic differentiation and environmental or phenotypic divergence among populations, to which we collectively refer to as isolation-by-ecology (IBE), is an indicator of ecological speciation. In a meta-analysis framework, we determined the strength and ...
Zhan Tianrong - - 2013
A transfer matrix method is developed for optical calculations of non-interacting graphene layers. Within the framework of this method, optical properties such as reflection, transmission and absorption for single-, double- and multi-layer graphene are studied. We also apply the method to structures consisting of periodically arranged graphene layers, revealing well-defined ...
Raffa Giuseppe M - - 2013
Conversion to a full sternotomy may complicate up to 1.8% of the sternal-sparing coronary artery surgery. Left internal mammary artery injury and anastomotic problems are the common causes. The purpose of this article is to retrospectively review the outcomes of six patients that required conversion to sternotomy during minimally invasive ...
Saitman Alec - - 2013
An efficient stereoselective synthesis of furanoverrillin (5), a highly functionalized core of verrillin (1), is reported. The synthetic strategy is based on constructing bicyclic lactone 17 prior to the 10-membered ring macrocyclization. The effect of the C4 methyl group on the furan reactivity is also discussed.
Kidwai Fahad - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There is now substantial evidence that only a subpopulation of cells in solid cancers is able to sustain tumour growth and to re-initiate new tumours. Various cancers and cancer-derived cell lines, including head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC), have a subpopulation of cancer stem cells (CSCs), marked by ...
Van den Branden Ben J L - - 2013
Aims: We investigated whether sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) are superior to next-generation zotarolimus-eluting stents (ZES) in treating patients with total coronary occlusions (TCO). Methods and results: In a prospective, randomised trial we compared the SES with the zotarolimus-eluting stent (ZES; Endeavor or Resolute) after successful recanalisation of TCO. During the first ...
Pereboom Monique T - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasmosis, listeriosis and cytomegalovirus (CMV) can negatively affect pregnancy outcomes, but can be prevented by simple precautions of pregnant women. Literature suggests that pregnant women are not always adequately informed by their care provider about preventable infectious diseases and most pregnant women have a low level of knowledge regarding ...
Pallagi Attila - - 2013
The equilibria and structure of complexes formed between the Ca(2+) ion and the heptagluconate (Hglu(-)) ion in both neutral and alkaline solutions have been studied. In alkaline solutions an uncharged, multinuclear complex is formed with the composition of Ca3Hglu2(OH)4 (or [Ca3Hglu2H-4](0)) with an unexpectedly high stability constant (lg β32-4 = ...
Zhang Xinguo - - 2013
An orange-emitting phosphor, Eu(2+) -activated LiSr4 (BO3 )3 , was synthesized using the conventional solid-state reaction. The photoluminescence excitation and emission spectra, and temperature dependence of the luminescence intensity of the phosphor were investigated. The results showed that LiSr4 (BO3 )3 :Eu(2+) could be efficiently excited by incident light of ...
Trevillion K - - 2013
Aims. High numbers of psychiatric service users experience domestic violence, yet limited interventions exist for these victims. We piloted a domestic violence intervention for community mental health services to explore the feasibility of a future cluster randomized controlled trial. Methods. Quasi-experimental controlled design within five Community Mental Health Teams (three ...
Baran David A - - 2013
Heart transplantation has evolved into the treatment of choice for eligible patients with end-stage heart failure. Effective immunosuppression is critical to the success of this treatment, with the modern era beginning with the advent of cyclosporin A in the 1980s. In this Perspectives article, the major prospective, randomized trials of ...
Retuerto M - - 2013
La1-xBixMn2O5 (x = 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1) oxides are members of the RMn2O5 family. The entire series has been prepared in polycrystalline form by a citrate technique. The evolution of their magnetic and crystallographic structures has been investigated by neutron powder diffraction (NPD) and magnetization measurements. All the samples ...
Saraji Soheil - - 2013
ABSTRACT Injection of carbon dioxide in deep saline aquifers is considered as a method of carbon sequestration. The efficiency of this process is dependent on the fluid-fluid and rock-fluid interactions inside the porous media. For instance, the final storage capacity and total amount of capillary-trapped CO2 inside an aquifer are ...
Lin Peiyan - - 2013
A highly sensitive and specific LC-MS/MS method was developed to investigate the in vivo bio-transformation of oleuropein in rat. Rat feces and urine samples collected after oral administration were determined by liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization in the negative-ion mode. The assay procedure involves a ...
Adams Chris - - 2013
Abstract Estrogen has been implicated in controlling the pathogenesis and symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in women. Here, we report a 53-year-old male with PD who underwent estrogen therapy with estradiol (E2). Within a month, he exhibited increased dyskinesias. His medication was reduced by 35% from a levodopa equivalent dose ...
Ly A R - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There is a relative lack of measures tailored to the study of fathers of children with developmental challenges (DCs). The goal of the current study was to create and validate a brief measure designed to capture the perceptions and experiences of these fathers. The Fathers of Children with Developmental ...
Valachis Antonis - - 2013
Although dual HER2 blockade shows promising results in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer it is unclear whether this treatment strategy increases the risk for cardiac adverse events. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized trials to investigate the risk of cardiac adverse events when a combination of anti-HER2 therapies compared to ...
Marigo Juliana - - 2013
The cetacean flipper consists of a soft tissue that encases most of the forelimb containing humerus, radius, ulna, carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges. Several studies have documented the typical cetacean's flipper anatomy, but only a few described digital anomalies and the most common are fusions and supernumerary such as polydactily and ...
Tanaka Yusuke - - 2013
  It is well known that large differences exist in the bioavailability of orally administered drugs between species. Dissolution is the first step in the oral absorption of solid drugs. In this study, we measured the in vivo luminal concentrations of griseofulvin (GF) and albendazole (AZ), Biopharmaceutics Classification System (BCS) class ...
Ndiaye Papa Ibnou - - 2013
The ultrastructure of the mature spermatozoon of the type genus of the Plagiorchiidae Plagiorchis elegans (Rudolphi, 1802), a parasite of the Golden hamster, Mesocricetus auratus is described. This study is the first ultrastructural study of the spermatozoon of a Plagiorchis, the second of a plagiorchiid species and only the third ...
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