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  1. Avaliação de clones de bananeira do subgrupo Cavendish (Musa acuminata, AAA em Cruz das Almas-BA Evaluation of banana Cavendish clones in Cruz das Almas City, Bahia State, Brazil

    Sebastião de Oliveira e Silva

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliados em Cruz das Almas-BA, em dois ciclos, 69 clones Cavendish coletados em São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia e Santa Catarina, sendo 49 do tipo Nanicão e 20 do tipo Grande Naine. Os clones foram estabelecidos em área experimental da Embrapa Mandioca e Fruticultura utilizando-se um delineamento em blocos ao acaso com cinco repetições e cinco plantas por parcela. Foram utilizados a irrigação por microaspersão, o espaçamento de 3,0 m x 2,0 m e um sistema de condução com três plantas/touceira. Os requerimentos agronômicos foram aplicados conforme preconizados para o cultivo. Na avaliação dos clones, foram consideradas as seguintes variáveis: altura da planta em centímetros (AP; número de dias do plantio à colheita (ND; peso do cacho em quilogramas (PC; número de frutos por cacho (NF; e comprimento do fruto em centímetros (CF. Pelos resultados obtidos, verificou-se uma variabilidade média em todas as variáveis avaliadas. Por apresentarem caracteres superiores, foram selecionados cinco clones de Grande Naine (G.N. Taperão, G.N.Rossete, G.N. Willians, G.N. Magário, G.N. SC-074 e quatro de Nanicão (N. IAC Abóbada Verde, N. Rossete, N. SC-0008 e N. SC-063.Sixty-nine clones of Cavendish type bananas (49 Nanicão and 20 Grande Naine collected in the States of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia and Santa Catarina were evaluated. The clones were established in an experimental area at the Cassava and Fruit Crops Research Center - EMBRAPA, using micro-aspersion irrigation, in plants spaced at 3.0 m x 2.0 m, and conducted with three plants/bushes. Random blocks were used with five replications and five plants per plot. All cultural requirements for the crop were carried out. For the clone evaluations, the following variables were considered: plant height in centimeters (PH; number of days from planting to yield (ND; weight of bunch in kilograms (WB; number of fruits per bunch (FB and length of fruit in centimeters (LF. The

  2. Gamma irradiated variants of banana cultivar Giant Cavendish (AAA) and their characterization using RAPD markers

    Bananas and plantains are one of the most important fruit crops and a staple food for millions in the tropical and subtropical countries. Owing to the constraints of vegetative propagation, sterility and triploid nature of most of the cultivars, mutation breeding and biotechnological methods are useful tools for developing cultivars resistant to diseases and pests. Herein, multiple shoot cultures of banana Giant Cavendish (Musa spp. AAA group) were gamma-irradiated (5, 10 and 30 Gy). Field evaluation of these exhibited variation for several agronomic traits including dwarf stature and early flowering. The selections are now being studied for stability. Molecular analysis using RAPD markers indicated polymorphism and some of the dwarf selections were analyzed using dwarf-specific SCAR marker confirming their dwarf behavior. The results suggest that the gamma irradiation is useful for the isolation of agronomic variants in Cavendish bananas (author)

  3. Estimativa das necessidades nutricionais de bananeiras do subgrupo Cavendish cultivadas no Estado de São Paulo Estimate nutrition needs of Cavendish banana trees subgrup grown in the State of São Paulo, Brazil

    Luiz Antonio Junqueira Teixeira

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A acumulação na planta e a exportação de nutrientes pela colheita dos cachos são alguns dos fatores que determinam a necessidade de adubação para a cultura da bananeira. Visando a estimar as quantidades de nutrientes acumulados e exportados por bananeiras do subgrupo Cavendish, nas condições de cultivo do Estado de São Paulo, foram considerados 293 registros de um banco de dados contendo teores de N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, B, Cu, Fe, Mn e Zn em frutos e em engaços e massa dos cachos das cultivares Grande Naine e Nanicão. Esses registros provieram de experimentos de adubação realizados no Planalto Paulista e no Vale do Ribeira, em áreas irrigadas e de sequeiro, durante sete ciclos de cultivo, variando fontes, doses e formas de aplicação de fertilizantes. Para produzir 40 t ha-1, em média, o nutriente exportado pelos cachos em maior quantidade foi o K (182 kg ha-¹ seguido pelo N (68 kg ha-¹, Mg (10 kg ha-¹, P (8 kg ha-¹, Ca (6 kg ha-¹, S (3 kg ha-¹, Mn (191 g ha-¹, Fe (147 g ha-¹, B (89 g ha-¹, Zn (68 g ha-¹ e Cu (25 g ha-¹. A recomendação de adubação para bananeira para o Estado de São Paulo, aparentemente, subestima a necessidade de K na implantação da cultura e preconiza doses de N muito superiores à exportação de N pelos cachos. Para P, a recomendação está coerente com as necessidades estimadas para a cultura.Fertilizer recommendations for banana take into consideration the accumulation of nutrients in plants and the amount removed in the bunches, among other factors. Nutrient contents accumulated in plants and removed by bunches of Cavendish bananas in the State of São Paulo (Brazil were assessed from a data bank of nutrient concentrations (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, B, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn in bunches (fruits+peduncle and bunch weight with 293 samples. Data bank comprises information from plants of Grand Naine and Giant Cavendish cultivars growing in irrigated and non-irrigated areas, with different sources and

  4. Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of Banana (Musa, AAA cv. Cavendish Fruits Peel

    Matook S. Mokbe

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The fresh green and yellow banana peel of, (Musa, cv. Cavendish fruits were treated with 70% acetone, which were partitioned with chloroform (CHCl3 and ethyl acetate (EtOAc, sequentially. The antioxidant activities of the extracts were evaluated by using the thiocyanate method, ß-carotene bleaching method and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH free radical elimination. While, antimicrobial activities of the extracts and isolated components were evaluated using paper disc methods and Minimum Inhibition Concentration (MIC. The EtOAc and water soluble fractions of green peel displayed high antimicrobial and antioxidant activity, respectively. Antioxidant activity of water extracts was comparable to those of synthetic antioxidants such as butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydroxytoluene. Among all isolated components ß-sitosterol, malic acid, succinic acid, palmatic acid, 12-hydroxystrearic acid, glycoside, the d-malic and 12-hydroxystrearic acid were the most active against all the Gram-negative and positive bacterial species tested. The MIC of d-malic and succinic acid was varying between 140-750 ppm, respectively.

  5. Avaliação do estado nutricional de bananeiras do subgrupo Cavendish no estado de São Paulo: normas dris e níveis críticos de nutrientes Nutritional diagnosis in banana in the state of São Paulo (Brazil: dris norms and critical levels

    Luiz Antonio Junqueira Teixeira

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available São apresentadas normas DRIS preliminares e derivados níveis críticos de nutrientes no tecido foliar (NC para bananeiras do subgrupo Cavendish, nas condições de cultivo do Estado de São Paulo. As normas DRIS e os NCs foram obtidos a partir de um banco de dados com 188 registros, relacionando produtividade e teores foliares de N, P, K, Ca, Mg, B, Cu, Fe, Mn e Zn das cultivares Grande Naine e Nanicão. Esses registros foram extraídos de experimentos de adubação realizados no Planalto Paulista e no Vale do Ribeira, em áreas irrigadas e de sequeiro, durante cinco ciclos de cultivo, variando fontes e doses de fertilizantes. Mesmo com a grande diversidade nas condições de cultivo, a relação entre o índice de balanço nutricional e a produtividade das plantas foi altamente significativa (R²=0,60; pPreliminary DRIS norms and leaf nutrient critical levels (NCL for Cavendish bananas growing in plantations of São Paulo State (Brazil are presented. DRIS norms and NCL were established from a data bank of leaf nutrient concentration (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, B, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn and yield of banana with 188 samples. Data bank comprises information from plants of Grand Naine and Giant Cavendish growing in irrigated and non-irrigated areas, with different sources and rates of fertilizers during five crop cycles. Despite of the great diversity of cropping conditions, the regression between nutrient balance index and fruit yield was significant (R²=0.60; p<0.0001. The NCLs were derived using multiple linear regressions relating to the foliar nutrient concentration with DRIS indices of all nutrients. These values were similar to those presented in the literature, except the NCL for K which the value for local conditions was lower.

  6. EFECTO DEL ALMIDÓN RESISTENTE DE BANANO (Musa cavendish AAA) SOBRE EL CONTROL METABÓLICO EN RATAS WISTAR CON DIETA ALTA EN SACAROSA

    V Olvera-Hernández; MA Aparicio-Trápala; JL Ble-Castillo; JM Muñoz-Cano; L Rodríguez-Blanco

    2012-01-01

    En este estudio se determinaron los efectos del almidón resistente de banano gran enano (Musa cavendish) sobre los cambios metabólicos en sangre, en ratas con dieta alta en sacarosa. Se utilizaron 32 ratas Wistar macho recién destetadas de 150 g, suministradas con sacarosa al 30% (P/V) ad libitum durante 29 semanas. Posteriormente se administraron las siguientes dietas: dieta normal (DN) (control), almidón de yuca (AY); almidón resistente (AR) y fórmula de almidón resistente con leche de vaca...

  7. Cavendish, Henry (1731-1810)

    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    English chemist and physicist. Cavendish used a sensitive torsion balance (the Cavendish balance), which was made to oscillate under the gravitational force of attraction of large masses, to measure the value of the gravitational constant, G, and used his value to determine the mass of the Earth....

  8. A simple Cavendish experimental apparatus

    Kossler, W. J.; Klein, Susann; Morrow, Dominick; Juliao, Andre

    2016-03-01

    A simple Cavendish apparatus is described that allows measurement of the gravitational constant G and makes observable the gravitational attraction between commonplace objects. The apparatus consists of a torsion balance constructed from readily available materials, including lead bricks and fishing weights ("sinkers"). A computer program is used to determine the gravitational field at the location of the small mass due to a nearby lead brick, which allows students to gain experience with numerical methods. Experimental results obtained are compatible with the accepted value of G.

  9. ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM (AAA

    Rajesh G

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available AAA is defined as a distension of the infrarenal aorta by more than 50% (or 1.5 times compared with a corresponding healthy, aged and gender matched population. AAA afflicts 1 to 6 % of the general population aged more than 60 years and the incidence rises by approximately 0.15% annually. When the definition of a maximum external diameter ≥3 cm is used, the prevalence of AAA is upto 6 times greater in men than in women. AAAs are much more common than thoracic aortic aneurysms. Most common cause of AAA is atherosclerosis (95%. Less common causes include infectious or inflammatory origin or those associated with connective tissue disorders. Process of AAA formation is multifactorial. Other than the general risk factors for atherosclerosis, genetic predispo s iti on, aut o immunity and hemodynamic factors all play roles in its formation. AAA is 1.5 times more frequent in hypert ensive patients. Smokers have 8 times risk for developing AAA. The existence of familial aggre gation of AAA implicates genetic factors in the etiology of AAA. Women with AAA are more likely to have a positive family history of this disorder. Those with a family history of AAA have an increased risk of 30%, and their aneurysms tend to occur at a younger age and carry a greater risk of rupture than do sporadic aneurysms.

  10. Maxwell's enduring legacy a scientific history of the Cavendish laboratory

    Longair, Malcolm

    2016-01-01

    The Cavendish Laboratory is arguably the most famous physics laboratory in the world. Founded in 1874, it rapidly gained a leading international reputation through the researches of the Cavendish professors beginning with Maxwell, Rayleigh, J. J. Thomson, Rutherford and Bragg. Its name will always be associated with the discoveries of the electron, the neutron, the structure of the DNA molecule and pulsars, but these are simply the tip of the iceberg of outstanding science. The physics carried out in the laboratory is the central theme of the book and this is explained in reasonably non-technical terms. The research activities are set in their international context. Generously illustrated, with many pictures of the apparatus used and diagrams from the original papers, the story is brought right up to date with descriptions of the science carried out under the leadership of the very different personalities of Mott, Pippard and Edwards.

  11. The LHC at the AAAS

    CERN Bulletin

    2011-01-01

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science held its annual meeting in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. last week.   Veteran science writer Tim Radford introduces LHC scientists during a media briefing at the AAAS annual meeting. Left to right: Felicitas Pauss, Tom LeCompte, Yves Schutz and Nick Hadley. As the world’s largest popular science meeting, the AAAS meeting is a major event in the calendar of science journalists.  At this year’s LHC session, CERN’s coordinator for international relations, Felicitas Pauss, opened the discussion, paving the way for Tom LeCompte of ATLAS, Joe Incandela of CMS, Yves Schutz of ALICE and Monica Pepe-Altarelli of LHCb to report on the status of the first year’s analysis from their experiments.    

  12. Suppression of Type-II Diabetes with Dyslipidemia and Nephropathy by Peels of Musa cavendish Fruit.

    Navghare, Vijay; Dhawale, Shashikant

    2016-10-01

    Musa cavendish, peels has local and traditional use to promote wound healing, hyperglycemia, ulceration etc. The present work investigated the lipid lowering; nephroprotective and glucose lowering properties of ethanolic extract of peels of Musa cavendish (EMC) in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. The EMC 250, 500 and 1000 mg/kg/day and the vehicle were administered orally to alloxan-induced diabetic rats (n = 6) for 3 weeks. Changes in plasma glucose, lipid profile along with kidney function before and after treatment with EMC were recorded. The ethanolic extract of peels of Musa cavendish reduced blood glucose, serum triglyceride, cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and creatinine levels and improvement in body weight, liver glycogen, serum HDL cholesterol, serum albumin and total protein level when compared with untreated rats. Musa cavendish has lipid lowering, nephroprotective and antidiabetic property by regulating glucose uptake in the liver and muscles by restoring the intracellular energy balance. PMID:27605735

  13. Leadership and creativity a history of the Cavendish Laboratory, 1871–1919

    Kim, Dong-Won

    2002-01-01

    Historical accounts of successful laboratories often consist primarily of reminiscences by their directors and the eminent people who studied or worked in these laboratories. Such recollections customarily are delivered at the celebration of a milestone in the history of the laboratory, such as the institution's fiftieth or one­ hundredth anniversary. Three such accounts of the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge have been recorded. The first of these, A History of the Cavendish Laboratory, 1871-1910, was published in 1910 in honor of the twenty­ fifth anniversary of Joseph John Thomson's professorship there. The second, The Cavendish Laboratory, 1874-1974, was published in 1974 to commemorate the one­ hundredth anniversary of the Cavendish. The third, A Hundred Years and More of Cambridge Physics, is a short pamphlet, also published at the centennial of the 1 Cavendish. These accounts are filled with the names of great physicists (such as James Clerk Maxwell, Lord Rayleigh, J. J. Thomson, ...

  14. Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics Talk: Henry Cavendish, John Michell, Weighing the Stars

    McCormmach, Russell

    2010-03-01

    This talk is about an interaction between two 18th-century natural philosophers (physical scientists), Henry Cavendish and John Michell, and its most important outcome, the experiment of weighing the world (their name for it) using a torsion balance (our name for it). Michell was the most inventive of the 18th century English natural philosophers, and Cavendish was the first of his countrymen to possess abilities at all comparable with Newton's. By their interests and skills, they were drawn to one another. Both were universal natural philosophers, equally adept at building scientific instruments, performing experiments, constructing theory, and using mathematics; both had a penchant for exacting, quantitative work. Both also had fitful habits of publication, which did not begin to reveal the range of their work, to the mystification of later scientists and historians. Late in life, Cavendish and Michell turned their attention to the force that Newton had examined most completely, a singular triumph of his natural philosophy, the force of universal gravitation. Over the course of the 18th century, abundant evidence of attraction had been gathered from the motions of the earth, moon, planets, and comets, phenomena which span the intermediate range of masses, sizes, and distances. But in three domains of experience, involving the extreme upper and lower limits of masses and dimensions, the universality of gravitation remained an article of faith. These were the gravity of the ``fixed'' stars, the mutual attraction of terrestrial bodies, and the gravitation of light and other special substances. Michell took on himself the task of deducing observable consequences from each of these prospective instances of universal gravitation. Cavendish encouraged Michell, and he followed up the resulting observational and experimental questions. The experiment of weighing the world was the last experiment Mitchell planned and the last experiment Cavendish published. The capstone of

  15. Sequence analysis of the AAA protein family.

    Beyer, A.

    1997-01-01

    The AAA protein family, a recently recognized group of Walker-type ATPases, has been subjected to an extensive sequence analysis. Multiple sequence alignments revealed the existence of a region of sequence similarity, the so-called AAA cassette. The borders of this cassette were localized and within it, three boxes of a high degree of conservation were identified. Two of these boxes could be assigned to substantial parts of the ATP binding site (namely, to Walker motifs A and B); the third ma...

  16. LMIP/AAA: Local Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) Protocol for Mobile IP

    Chenait, Manel

    Mobile IP represents a simple and scalable global mobility solution. However, it inhibits various vulnerabilities to malicious attacks and, therefore, requires the integration of appropriate security services. In this paper, we discuss two authentication schemes suggested for Mobile IP: standard authentication and Mobile IP/AAA authentication. In order to provide Mobile IP roaming services including identity verication, we propose an improvement to Mobile/AAA authentication scheme by applying a local politic key management in each domain, hence we reduce hando latency by avoiding the involvement of AAA infrastructure during mobile node roaming.

  17. Combination of membrane technologies for purification of L (+) - lactic acid from juice of banana (Musa AAA, variety Cavendish cultivar Gram naine) obtained from an agroindustrial waste

    The process that has allowed recovery and purification of the L (+)-acid present in the juice fermented waste produced from banana was developed, treated enzymatically, using tangential nanofiltration. The effect of the enzymatic treatment was evaluated on physical chemical parameters of fermented banana juice. The process parameters of centrifugal clarification and microfiltration were characterized on banana juice as activities prior operations to recovery and purification of lactic acid. The temperature and the transmembrane pressure on the permeate flow and the performance of recovery and purification of lactic acid were evaluated by the ultrafiltration and nanofiltration processes. The properties physico-chemical the banana juice fermented and of the liquid filtrate obtained at the stage recovery and purification of lactic acid were compared by ultrafiltration

  18. No actual measurement ... was required: Maxwell and Cavendish's null method for the inverse square law of electrostatics

    Falconer, Isobel

    2016-01-01

    In 1877 James Clerk Maxwell and his student Donald McAlister refined Henry Cavendish's 1773 null experiment demonstrating the absence of electric charge inside a charged conductor. Such absence of charge was a mathematical prediction of the inverse square law, and both Cavendish and Maxwell took the experiment as verifying the law. However, Maxwell had previously expressed absolute conviction in the law, based on results of Faraday's. So what was the value to Maxwell of replicating Cavendish's experiment? This paper examines the mathematical and instrumental contexts of Maxwell's experiment. It situates the experiment in an assessment of the status of the inverse square law in the 1870s based on textbooks, Maxwell's drive to develop both an electrical programme and a "doctrine of method", and an investigation of the understanding of null methods in the 1870s. It demonstrates that he had previously shifted the evidential context of Faraday's work to suit his aims. It concludes that the experiment served both a...

  19. Autocatalytic Processing of m-AAA Protease Subunits in Mitochondria

    Koppen, Mirko; Bonn, Florian; Ehses, Sarah; Langer, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    m-AAA proteases are ATP-dependent proteolytic machines in the inner membrane of mitochondria which are crucial for the maintenance of mitochondrial activities. Conserved nuclear-encoded subunits, termed paraplegin, Afg3l1, and Afg3l2, form various isoenzymes differing in their subunit composition in mammalian mitochondria. Mutations in different m-AAA protease subunits are associated with distinct neuronal disorders in human. However, the biogenesis of m-AAA protease complexes or of individua...

  20. Regulatory Circuits of the AAA+ Disaggregase Hsp104

    Franzmann, Titus M.; Czekalla, Anna; Walter, Stefan G.

    2011-01-01

    Yeast Hsp104 is an AAA+ chaperone that rescues proteins from the aggregated state. Six protomers associate to form the functional hexamer. Each protomer contains two AAA+ modules, NBD1 and NBD2. Hsp104 converts energy provided by ATP into mechanical force used to thread polypeptides through its axial channel, thereby disrupting protein aggregates. But how the action of its 12 AAA+ domains is co-ordinated to catalyze disaggregation remained unexplained. Here, we identify a sophisticated allost...

  1. AAAS Communicating Science Program: Reflections on Evaluation

    Braha, J.

    2015-12-01

    The AAAS Center for Public Engagement (Center) with science builds capacity for scientists to engage public audiences by fostering collaboration among natural or physical scientists, communication researchers, and public engagement practitioners. The recently launched Leshner Leadership Institute empowers cohorts of mid-career scientists to lead public engagement by supporting their networks of scientists, researchers, and practitioners. The Center works closely with social scientists whose research addresses science communication and public engagement with science to ensure that the Communicating Science training program builds on empirical evidence to inform best practices. Researchers ( Besley, Dudo, & Storkdieck 2015) have helped Center staff and an external evaluator develop pan instrument that measures progress towards goals that are suggested by the researcher, including internal efficacy (increasing scientists' communication skills and confidence in their ability to engage with the public) and external efficacy (scientists' confidence in engagement methods). Evaluation results from one year of the Communicating Science program suggest that the model of training yields positive results that support scientists in the area that should lead to greater engagement. This talk will explore the model for training, which provides a context for strategic communication, as well as the practical factors, such as time, access to public engagement practitioners, and technical skill, that seems to contribute to increased willingness to engage with public audiences. The evaluation program results suggest willingness by training participants to engage directly or to take preliminary steps towards engagement. In the evaluation results, 38% of trained scientists reported time as a barrier to engagement; 35% reported concern that engagement would distract from their work as a barrier. AAAS works to improve practitioner-researcher-scientist networks to overcome such barriers.

  2. The Use Combined Adsorbant to Extend the Storing Period of Cavendish Banana

    Suryatmi Retno Dumadi

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Post harvest damage of horticulture commodity in Indonesia has reached 30 to 40%. This research is aimed at extending the storing period of cavendish banana in order to extend the market range, while still enabling to maintain the quality of fresh preserved banana as required by consumers. One of the ways to do so is by using combines adsorbant as to control the air of the fruit surrounding.The type of adsorbant used is as follows : 1,2 and 3% of KMn04 ; 0,5, 1 and 1,5% of iron powder, and 3% of active carbon. The experiment was conducted in completed randomized design, by 10 factors of combined and concentrate adsorbant, and by 6 factors of storing time. The parameters being analyzed includes texture intensity, starch rate, total acid rate, total glucose rate, water rate and reduced glucose rate.The statistics test results of 10 treatments of combines adsorbant KMn04, iron powder, active carbon which were(1%, 0,5%, 3%, (1%, 1%, 3%, (1%, 1,5%,3%, (2%, 0,5%, 3%, (2%, 1%, 3%, (2%, 1.5%, 3% (3%, 0,5%, 3%, (3%, 1%, 3% ( 3%, 1,5%, 3%, suggested that the combined adsorbant (2%, 1,5%, 3% at 15°C storing temperature is the best. This treatment is the best because it has the highest substances rate up to 72.36% db; relatively small texture change, total acid rate, total glucose rate, water rate and the lowest reduced glucose rate of 3.531% db which is more likely to extend the storing period of cavendish banana for approximately six weeks.

  3. Positron emission tomography (PET) evaluation of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

    SakalihasanN, Natzi; Van Damme, Hendrik; Gomez, P.; RIGO, PIERRE; Lapiere, C. M.; Nusgens, Betty; Limet, Raymond

    2002-01-01

    Background: aneurysmal disease is associated with all inflammatory Cell infiltrate and enzymatic degradation of the vessel wall. Aim of the study: to detect increased metabolic activity in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) by means of positron emission tomography (PET-imaging). Study design: twenty-six patients with AAA underwent PET-imaging Results: in tell patients, PET-imaging revealed increased, fluoro-deoxy-glucose (18-FDG) uptake at the level of the aneurysm. Patients with positive PET-i...

  4. Inhibitors of the AAA+ Chaperone p97

    Eli Chapman

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available It is remarkable that a pathway as ubiquitous as protein quality control can be targeted to treat cancer. Bortezomib, an inhibitor of the proteasome, was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA more than 10 years ago to treat refractory myeloma and later extended to lymphoma. Its use has increased the survival rate of myeloma patients by as much as three years. This success was followed with the recent accelerated approval of the natural product derived proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib (Kyprolis®, which is used to treat patients with bortezomib-resistant multiple myeloma. The success of these two drugs has validated protein quality control as a viable target to fight select cancers, but begs the question why are proteasome inhibitors limited to lymphoma and myeloma? More recently, these limitations have encouraged the search for additional targets within the protein quality control system that might offer heightened cancer cell specificity, enhanced clinical utility, a lower rate of resistance, reduced toxicity, and mitigated side effects. One promising target is p97, an ATPase associated with various cellular activities (AAA+ chaperone. p97 figures prominently in protein quality control as well as serving a variety of other cellular functions associated with cancer. More than a decade ago, it was determined that up-regulation of p97 in many forms of cancer correlates with a poor clinical outcome. Since these initial discoveries, a mechanistic explanation for this observation has been partially illuminated, but details are lacking. Understandably, given this clinical correlation, myriad roles within the cell, and its importance in protein quality control, p97 has emerged as a potential therapeutic target. This review provides an overview of efforts towards the discovery of small molecule inhibitors of p97, offering a synopsis of efforts that parallel the excellent reviews that currently exist on p97 structure, function, and

  5. Charged particle therapy for cancer: The inheritance of the Cavendish scientists?

    Jones, Bleddyn [Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, University Hospitals NHS Trust, Birmingham University, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH (United Kingdom)], E-mail: b.jones.1@bham.ac.uk; Dale, Roger G.; Carabe-Fernandez, Alejandro [Department of Radiation Physics and Radiobiology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross Hospital, London W6 8RF (United Kingdom)

    2009-03-15

    The history of developments in atomic physics and its applications follows the decisive input provided by Maxwell and subsequent discoveries by his successors at the Cavendish Laboratory. In medicine the potential applications of particle physics (with the notable exception of the electron) were unfortunately delayed by the disappointing experiences with neutron therapy, which produced long-term scepticism. Neutrons are not appropriate for cancer therapy because not only their physical dose distributions offer no advantages over X-rays, but also their biological dose distributions are worse. The much improved dose distributions achieved with charged particles offer real prospects for better treatment outcomes because of the large reduction in the volume of unnecessarily irradiated tissue in many situations. Charged particle therapy is relatively new and can be applied with increasing confidence due to advances in radiology and computing, but at present there are insufficient numbers of treatment facilities to produce statistically powerful studies to compare treatment outcomes with those of X-rays. Considerable progress has been achieved in Japan and Germany with pilot studies of carbon ions but their efficacy compared with protons needs to be tested: in theory carbon should be better for intrinsically radio-resistant and for the most hypoxic tumours. The optimisation of proton and ion beam therapy in clinical practice remains to be achieved, but there are good scientific reasons why these modalities will be preferred by patients and their physicians in the future. Regrettably, despite hosting many of the momentous discoveries that enabled the development of charged particle therapy, the UK is slow to adopt and implement this very important form of cancer treatment.

  6. Transcriptome profiling of resistant and susceptible Cavendish banana roots following inoculation with Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4

    Li Chun-yu

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Fusarium wilt, caused by the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4 (Foc TR4, is considered the most lethal disease of Cavendish bananas in the world. The disease can be managed in the field by planting resistant Cavendish plants generated by somaclonal variation. However, little information is available on the genetic basis of plant resistance to Foc TR4. To a better understand the defense response of resistant banana plants to the Fusarium wilt pathogen, the transcriptome profiles in roots of resistant and susceptible Cavendish banana challenged with Foc TR4 were compared. Results RNA-seq analysis generated more than 103 million 90-bp clean pair end (PE reads, which were assembled into 88,161 unigenes (mean size = 554 bp. Based on sequence similarity searches, 61,706 (69.99% genes were identified, among which 21,273 and 50,410 unigenes were assigned to gene ontology (GO categories and clusters of orthologous groups (COG, respectively. Searches in the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes Pathway database (KEGG mapped 33,243 (37.71% unigenes to 119 KEGG pathways. A total of 5,008 genes were assigned to plant-pathogen interactions, including disease defense and signal transduction. Digital gene expression (DGE analysis revealed large differences in the transcriptome profiles of the Foc TR4-resistant somaclonal variant and its susceptible wild-type. Expression patterns of genes involved in pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP recognition, activation of effector-triggered immunity (ETI, ion influx, and biosynthesis of hormones as well as pathogenesis-related (PR genes, transcription factors, signaling/regulatory genes, cell wall modification genes and genes with other functions were analyzed and compared. The results indicated that basal defense mechanisms are involved in the recognition of PAMPs, and that high levels of defense-related transcripts may contribute to Foc TR4 resistance in

  7. The Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA): A Diagnostic Method

    Baron-Cohen, Simon; Wheelwright, Sally; Robinson, Janine; Woodbury-Smith, Marc

    2005-01-01

    At the present time there are a large number of adults who have "suspected" Asperger syndrome (AS). In this paper we describe a new instrument, the Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA), developed in our clinic for adults with AS. The need for a new instrument relevant to the diagnosis of AS in adulthood arises because existing instruments are designed…

  8. A structural analysis of the AAA+ domains in Saccharomyces cerevisiae cytoplasmic dynein

    Gleave, Emma S.; Schmidt, Helgo; Carter, Andrew P.

    2014-01-01

    Dyneins are large protein complexes that act as microtubule based molecular motors. The dynein heavy chain contains a motor domain which is a member of the AAA+ protein family (ATPases Associated with diverse cellular Activities). Proteins of the AAA+ family show a diverse range of functionalities, but share a related core AAA+ domain, which often assembles into hexameric rings. Dynein is unusual because it has all six AAA+ domains linked together, in one long polypeptide. The dynein motor do...

  9. Increased levels of thioredoxin in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). A potential link of oxidative stress with AAA evolution

    Martinez-Pinna, R; Lindholt, Jes S.; Blanco-Colio, L M;

    2010-01-01

    Oxidative stress is a main mechanism involved in vascular pathologies. Increased thioredoxin (TRX) levels have been observed in several oxidative stress-associated cardiovascular diseases. We aim to test the potential role of TRX as a biomarker of oxidative stress in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)....

  10. A structural analysis of the AAA+ domains in Saccharomyces cerevisiae cytoplasmic dynein.

    Gleave, Emma S; Schmidt, Helgo; Carter, Andrew P

    2014-06-01

    Dyneins are large protein complexes that act as microtubule based molecular motors. The dynein heavy chain contains a motor domain which is a member of the AAA+ protein family (ATPases Associated with diverse cellular Activities). Proteins of the AAA+ family show a diverse range of functionalities, but share a related core AAA+ domain, which often assembles into hexameric rings. Dynein is unusual because it has all six AAA+ domains linked together, in one long polypeptide. The dynein motor domain generates movement by coupling ATP driven conformational changes in the AAA+ ring to the swing of a motile element called the linker. Dynein binds to its microtubule track via a long antiparallel coiled-coil stalk that emanates from the AAA+ ring. Recently the first high resolution structures of the dynein motor domain were published. Here we provide a detailed structural analysis of the six AAA+ domains using our Saccharomycescerevisiae crystal structure. We describe how structural similarities in the dynein AAA+ domains suggest they share a common evolutionary origin. We analyse how the different AAA+ domains have diverged from each other. We discuss how this is related to the function of dynein as a motor protein and how the AAA+ domains of dynein compare to those of other AAA+ proteins. PMID:24680784

  11. Ocenenie skupiny AAA Auto Group N.V.

    Tatár, Dávid

    2012-01-01

    The objective of diploma thesis is about to define a value of a international group AAA Auto Group N. V. which operates on the czech, slovak and russian market with used cars and analysis of an ability to increase shareholder's value in the future. It is structured as an expert opinion. It defines purpose, subject and exact date of valuation, valuation method's overview, strategic (macro and micro) and financial group analysis on the main markets. Consolidated financial plan was created as a ...

  12. Accuros XB or AAA? Dosimetry study on a heterogeneous medium

    Accuros XB 1 is a new algorithm introduced by Varian Medical Systems in your Eclipse Planner for external radiotherapy. It is based on the solution of the linear Boltzmann transport equation2. It is necessary to carry out different tests in order to determine its accuracy. This paper examines the variation in absolute doses in presence of inhomogeneities and the results are compared with the results obtained for the Accuros XB and AAA algorithms. (Author)

  13. Positive Cooperativity of the p97 AAA ATPase Is Critical for Essential Functions*

    Nishikori, Shingo; Esaki, Masatoshi; Yamanaka, Kunitoshi; Sugimoto, Shinya; Ogura, Teru

    2011-01-01

    p97 is composed of two conserved AAA (ATPases associated with diverse cellular activities) domains, which form a tandem hexameric ring. We characterized the ATP hydrolysis mechanism of CDC-48.1, a p97 homolog of Caenorhabditis elegans. The ATPase activity of the N-terminal AAA domain was very low at physiological temperature, whereas the C-terminal AAA domain showed high ATPase activity in a coordinated fashion with positive cooperativity. The cooperativity and coordination are generated by d...

  14. Aortocaval fistula (ACF) in patients operated for ruptured aortic aneurysm (rAAA)

    Warning, Karina; Houlind, Kim Christian; Ravn, Hans

    Aortocaval fistula (ACF) in patients operated for Ruptured Acute Aorta Aneurysm (rAAA): A surgical challenge. Introduction Aortocaval fistula is a rare complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). It been reported to be present in less than 1% of all AAAs. ACF arise in patients with large...... aneurysms and is typically discovered peroperatively in patients with rAAA. Open surgical treatment is associated with high mortality and morbidity. ACF is a result of spontaneously rupture of large atherosclerotic aneurysms into the inferior vena cava in 80%, 15% arise after trauma and 5% are iatrogenic...

  15. Utilización del método de superficie de respuesta para formular una base de banano (Musa AAA para batidos

    Marta Gamboa White

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available El Método de Superficie de Respuesta se utiliza para optimizar o reformular productos. Se usa principalmente para economizar dinero y reducir el tiempo de pruebas, al disminuir el número de ensayos. Se presenta la aplicación del Método de Superficie de Respuesta para desarrollar una base a partir de bananos (Musa AAA var. Cavendish cv. Gran Enano de rechazo de exportación a manera de caso para estudiar su uso. Por medio de una encuesta se identificó que el dulzor, espumosidad y sabor fueron los atributos que los consumidores consideraron más importantes en un batido. Con base en estos atributos y con los ingredientes: pulpa de banano, goma guar y azúcar, se elaboraron y seleccionaron varias mezclas base, que fueron degustadas, en forma de batidos en leche, por un grupo de 90 consumidores. Por medio del diseño de superficie de respuesta se determinó que el batido con la mayor aceptación estuvo constituido por un 77,0 % de leche y un 23,0 % de mezcla base, compuesta esta última por 0,12 % de goma guar, 80,50 % de pulpa de banano y un 19,50 % de azúcar. Un Análisis de Componentes Principales permitió determinar que el contenido de sacarosa, que define el grado de dulzor, fue el atributo más importante para la aceptación del batido y se demostró que la combinación del Método de Superficie de Respuesta con el Análisis de Componentes Principales constituyó una herramienta útil en la formulación y optimización de productos, sobre todo para entender la interrelación de las variables.

  16. Training Scientists to be Effective Communicators: AAAS Communicating Science Workshops

    Cendes, L.; Lohwater, T.

    2012-12-01

    "Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists and Engineers" is a workshop program developed by AAAS to provide guidance and practice for scientists and engineers in communicating about science with public audiences. The program was launched at the 2008 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston and has since provided 24 workshops for more than 1,500 scientist and engineer attendees at universities, science society meetings, and government agency labs around the United States. Each interactive workshop targets scientists and engineers specifically and has included content such as message development, defining audience, identifying opportunities for engaging the public, and practice with public presentations and cameras. The workshop format allows for collaborative learning through small-group discussion, resource sharing, and participation in critique of other participants' presentations. Continuous monitoring of the program includes on-site and online surveys and evaluation. On an assessment of workshops from 2008-2010, attendees reported that knowledge gained from the workshop helped in crafting messages about their scientific work for use in communicating with public audiences, and approximately 80 percent of respondents reported participation in communication with a public audience after attending the workshop. Through workshop content and feedback of participating scientists, this presentation will highlight some best practices and resources for scientists who want to take a proactive role in science communication.

  17. Trapping Effect of Baxi Banana(Musa AAA Cavendish)Pseudostem on Two Banana Weevil Species%巴西蕉假茎对2种香蕉象甲的诱捕效果分析

    李科明; 许桂莺; 彭正强

    2015-01-01

    This study is to determine the effect of Baxi banana pseudostem as attractant to two banana weevil species , and to provide theoretical guidance for control of banana weevil species. Field traps of pseudostem to banana weevils weredeployed for the analysis,meanwhile,indoor selection response of banana weevil to Baxi banana pseudostem was conducted by using double pitfall olfactometer. Significant trapping effects of Baxi banana pseudostem on two ba⁃nana weevils were found by field trapping and number of the trapped banana weevils in five and ten days reaching 8.3~11.3 and 14.7~18.0 individuals per trap,respectively.Indoor selection response results showed that both the two banana weevils showed significant selection effect to the Baxi banana pseudostem when compared with blank control. Baxi banana pseudostem could be used to control the two banana weevil species.%为明确巴西蕉假茎对香蕉假茎象甲和香蕉球茎象甲的诱捕效果,为利用巴西蕉假茎防治香蕉象甲这一农业防治措施提供理论依据,采用假茎田间诱捕试验及室内选择反应试验,研究了巴西蕉假茎对2种香蕉象甲的诱捕效果。田间诱捕试验结果表明,巴西蕉假茎对2种香蕉象甲具有有效的诱捕作用,其5d和10d的诱捕量分别达8.3~11.3和14.7~18.0头/诱捕器;室内选择反应试验结果表明,与空白对照相比,2种香蕉象甲对巴西蕉假茎均表现出显著的选择趋性。因此,巴西蕉假茎可用于蕉园香蕉象甲的诱捕防治。

  18. Crescimento de mudas micropropagadas da bananeira cv. Nanicão, em diferentes substratos e fontes de fertilizante = Growth of micropropagated cavendish banana seedlings in different substrates and fertilizer sources

    Edson Shigueaki Nomura

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Com objetivo de avaliar o efeito de diferentes substratos combinados a fontes de fertilizantes no crescimento de mudas de bananeira micropropagadas cv. Nanicão (Musa spp. AAA, foi instalado um experimento em blocos casualizados, no esquema fatorial 5 x 3,com quatro repetições. Os substratos utilizados foram: S1 - Terra de subsolo + casca de arroz carbonizada + Rendmax Floreira®; S2 - Terra de subsolo + casca de arroz carbonizada + Organifol®; S3 - Terra de subsolo + casca de arroz carbonizada + Organifol® 9% SiO; S4 - Technes Vivatto®; S5 - Areia grossa + casca de arroz carbonizada+ Rendmax Floreira®. As fontes de fertilizantes foram: SA - sem adubo; LL - adubo de liberação lenta - Osmocote® 3M 14-14-14 (5,0 kg m-3 misturado ao substrato; e LN - adubo de liberação normal, 14-14-14 (7,5 g muda-1 aplicado em cobertura. Foram determinados a altura, o diâmetro do colo, o número de folhas, a área foliar e a matéria seca das plantas. Com base nas diferenças de crescimento, recomenda-se a utilização dos substratos S1, S2, S3 e S4, com adição de fertilizante 14-14-14, com liberação lenta (5,0 kg m-3 ou normal (7,5 g muda-1 de nutrientes.With the objective of evaluating the effect of different substrates combined with fertilizers in the growth of micropropagated seedlings of Cavendish banana (Musa spp. AAA, an experiment was conducted in a randomized block design, in a 5 x 3 factorial scheme, with four repetitions. The substrates used were: S1 – subsoil land + carbonized rice hull + Rendmax Floreira®; S2 - subsoil land + carbonizedrice hull + Organifol®; S3 - subsoil land + carbonized rice hull + Organifol® 9% SiO; S4 - Technes Vivatto®; S5 - thick sand + carbonized rice hull + Rendmax Floreira®. The fertilizer sources were: SA – without fertilizer; LL – slow-release fertilizer - Osmocote® 3M 14-14-14 (5.0 kg m-3 mixed in the substrate; and LN – normal-release fertilizer, 14-14-14 (7.5 g seedling-1 applied in

  19. Spatial distribution of banana skipper (Erionota thrax L.) (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) and its parasitoids in a Cavendish banana plantation, Penang, Malaysia

    JUSTIN N. OKOLLE; MASHHOR MANSOR; ABU HASSAN AHMAD

    2006-01-01

    Spatial distribution of immatures of the banana skipper (Erionota thrax L.) and their parasitisms from three major parasitoids were studied in a Cavendish banana plantation from April 2004 to December 2004. Infestation levels and parasitism ofE. thrax life stages were recorded from bunched plants (BP), flowering plants (FP), preflowered plants (PF),broad leaf followers (BLF) and narrow leaf followers (NLF), as well as on well managed and poorly managed plants. Mean numbers of the immatures and numbers parasitized from the nine blocks in the plantation were fitted to four dispersion indices. Significant numbers of E. thrax immatures and those parasitized by Ooencyrtus erionotae, Cotesia erionotae and Brachymeria albotibialis were recorded from BLF and PF; no eggs were found on BP and FP. Although infestation was higher on well managed plants, only larval parasitism was significandy different. Three of the four indices indicated that eggs and larvae were random while all the indices showed pupae to be clumped. Parasitized eggs and pupae were clumped (4/4 indices) while 3/4 indices revealed a random pattern for parasitized larvae.

  20. EFECTO DE LA MICORRIZACIÓN Y LA FERTILIZACIÓN EN LA ACUMULACIÓN DE BIOMASA EN PLANTAS DE BANANO (Musa AAA cv. Gran Enano (Musaceae MICORRHIZATION AND FERTILIZATION EFFECT ON BIOMASS ACCUMULATION IN BANANA PLANTS (Musa AAA cv. Gran Enano (Musaceae

    Carmen Elena Usuga Osorio

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Bajo condiciones de invernadero (ubicado en el municipio de Bello - Antioquia (Colombia se evaluó el efecto independiente y combinado de los factores: tipo de inóculo de Hongos Micorriza Arbuscular (HMA, fertilización y aplicación de materia orgánica sobre el porcentaje de asociación de HMA en plantas de banano (Musa AAA cv. Gran Enano, así como en la acumulación de materia seca foliar y radical. Dentro del factor tipo de inóculo, se evaluaron inóculos nativos, de agroecosistemas bananeros y ecosistemas naturales del Urabá (Antioquia-Colombia, uno comercial y la especie Acaulospora morrowiae; con respecto a la fertilización se probó la mitad, completa y dos veces la dosis de la fertilización recomendada de acuerdo al análisis de suelo y a los requerimientos de la planta, y cada uno de estos factores con y sin la aplicación de materia orgánica; como testigos se usaron, la no aplicación del respectivo factor. Se usó como material vegetal plantas de banano micropropagadas del grupo Cavendish cv. Gran Enano (AAA. El sustrato utilizado para el crecimiento de las plantas de banano se compuso de suelo y arena en relación 70/30 v/v. El suelo se obtuvo de la granja experimental de Augura, ubicado en el municipio de Carepa en la región de Urabá. Los resultados encontrados, muestran que los factores que más incidieron en la asociación así como en la acumulación de biomasa en toda la planta son la micorrización y la adición de materia orgánica. Los resultados, también muestran un comportamiento positivo respecto al uso de inóculos nativos de agroecosistemas bananeros, con bajas aplicaciones de fertilizantes.The effects of independent an combined factors such as inoculum type, fertilization and organic matter application on the percentage of association of ‘H.M.A’ in banana plants (Musa AAA cv. ‘Gran Enano’, and on the accumulation of leaves and rrots material, were evaluated under greenhouse conditions. Natives samples

  1. Caracterização eletroforética e análise de subgrupo de rotavírus em rebanhos bovinos leiteiros do Estado de São Paulo

    Buzinaro M.G.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo para determinar a ocorrência de infecção por rotavírus em rebanhos bovinos leiteiros. Foram analisadas 375 amostras de fezes de bezerros, na faixa etária 1 a 45 dias, provenientes de animais pertencentes a nove propriedades rurais, situadas em seis municípios da região nordeste do Estado de São Paulo. Destas, 193 pertenciam a animais com diarréia e 182 foram obtidas de animais clinicamente sadios. As técnicas utilizadas para a detecção de rotavírus foram o ensaio imunoenzimático (EIE e a eletroforese em gel de poliacrilamida (EGPA. Por meio do EIE foram detectadas 11,2% (42/375 de amostras positivas, 15% delas (29/193 obtidas de animais com diarréia e 7,1% (13/182 colhidas de animais sem diarréia. A análise do perfil do genoma indicou a presença de seis eletroferótipos distintos, característicos de rotavírus do grupo A. Um único eletroferótipo foi detectado em três rebanhos, o qual permaneceu constante durante o período de amostragem. Em dois rebanhos diferentes eletroferótipos foram detectados, embora com maior prevalência de um dado perfil. A caracterização das amostras positivas em subgrupos foi realizada por meio do EIE com "duplo sanduíche", utilizando-se anticorpos monoclonais (MAb específicos para antígenos de subgrupo (I e II. Foram caracterizadas como subgrupo I 52,4% (22/42 das amostras testadas, nenhuma reagiu com MAb de subgrupo II, enquanto as demais, 47,6% (20/42, não reagiram com nenhum dos dois subgrupos.

  2. Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles from Cavendish banana peel extract and its antibacterial and free radical scavenging assay: a novel biological approach

    Kokila, T.; Ramesh, P. S.; Geetha, D.

    2015-11-01

    Biosynthesis of metallic silver nanoparticles has now become an alternative to physical and chemical approaches. In the present study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized from Cavendish banana peel extract (CBPE) and characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Field emission scanning electronic microscope (FESEM), Dynamic light scattering (DLS) and zeta potential (ZP). The AgNPs formation was confirmed by UV-visible spectroscopy through color conversion due to surface plasma resonance band at 430 nm. The effect of pH on nanoparticle synthesis was determined by adjusting the various pH of the reaction mixtures. The crystalline nature of nanoparticles was confirmed from the XRD pattern, and the grain size was found to be around 34 nm. To identify the compounds responsible for the bioreduction of Ag+ ion and the stabilization of AgNPs produced, the functional group present in Cavendish banana peel extract was investigated using FTIR. AFM has proved to be very helpful in determining morphological features and the diameter of AgNPs in the range of 23-30 nm was confirmed by FESEM. DLS studies revealed that the average size of AgNPs was found to be around 297 nm. Zeta potential value for AgNPs obtained was -11 mV indicating the moderate stability of synthesized nanoparticles. The antibacterial activity of the nanoparticles was studied against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Biosynthesized AgNPs showed a strong DPPH radical and ABTS scavengers compared to the aqueous peel extract of Cavendish banana.

  3. Cavendish, Sueli & Valois, Michelle (Org. Teoria e prática da tradução literária. Recife: Editora UFPE, 2014. 243p.

    Sonia Ramalho Farias

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Critical review of the book Theory and Practice of Literary Translation organized by Sueli Cavendish and Michelle Valois, seeking to learn simultaneously the double objective that sets the collection: the practice of translation and the need to theorize about it through the characteristic disciplinary character of several studies. Some tests were selected from a total of fourteen forming the Anthology. The review aims to detect multiple ways of thinking about translation and the extension of its concept by the various essayists. The text focuses specifically on the interchangeability of translating concepts, interpretation and criticism and dialogue that Translation Studies have with the Literary Theory, Comparative Literature and other disciplines.

  4. Radiation dose assessment of musa acuminata - triploid (AAA)

    Bananas are radioactive due to the presence of the radioisotope-40K. This imposes a possible health risk to the general public. This study intended to assess the annual equivalent dosages and the annual effective dosage committed by the body. This seeks to benefit the general public, students and researchers, and entrepreneurs. Using atomic absorption spectrophotometry, lakatan banana (Musa acuminata-triploid (AAA), the most purchased variety cultivated in Barangay Adlawon, Cebu City, Philippines, was found to contain 0.53 g of total potassium for every 100 g of its fresh fruit wherein 6.2 x 10-5 g of which is potassium-40. Based on its 40K content banana was calculated to have a radioactivity of 16 Bq/100 g. it was found out that the body is exposed to radiation dosages ranging from 2.8 x 10-3 rem annually by eating 100 g of lakatan bananas everyday. Conversely, it is equivalent to the annual effective dosage of 0.0043 rem; the amount at which the body of an individual is uniformly exposed. However, no or extremely minute health risk was determined by just eating bananas. In fact, to exceed the radiation dose limits set by the International Commission on Radiation Protection, an individual may eat 116 kg of lakatan bananas everyday for a year. Fertilizers may be the major source of the radioisotope - 40K and assimilated by the plants. (author)

  5. Mutations of the AAAS gene in an Indian family with Allgrove's syndrome

    Mukhopadhya, Ashis; Danda, Sumita; Huebner, Angela; Chacko, Ashok

    2006-01-01

    The triple A or Allgrove's syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by the triad of achalasia cardia, alacrima and ACTH resistant adrenocortical insufficiency. Mutations of the Achalasia-Addisonianism-Alacrima-Syndrome (AAAS) gene on chromosome 12q13 are associated with this syndrome. We report an Indian family where two siblings were homozygous for a known mutation of the AAAS gene and presented with the classical triad of symptoms. The mother and the brother were heterozygo...

  6. Subunit asymmetry and roles of conformational switching in the hexameric AAA+ ring of ClpX

    Stinson, Benjamin M.; Baytshtok, Vladimir; Schmitz, Karl R.; Baker, Tania A.; Sauer, Robert T.

    2015-01-01

    The hexameric AAA+ ring of Escherichia. coli ClpX, an ATP-dependent protein unfolding and translocation machine, functions with the ClpP peptidase to degrade target substrates. For efficient function, ClpX subunits must switch between nucleotide-loadable (L) and nucleotide-unloadable (U) conformations, but the roles of switching are uncertain. Moreover, it is controversial whether working AAA+ ring enzymes assume symmetric or asymmetric conformations. Here, we show that a covalent ClpX ring w...

  7. On the Impact of Intraluminal Thrombus Mechanical Behavior in AAA Passive Mechanics.

    Riveros, Fabián; Martufi, Giampaolo; Gasser, T Christian; Rodriguez-Matas, Jose F

    2015-09-01

    Intraluminal thrombus (ILT) is a pseudo-tissue that develops from coagulated blood, and is found in most abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) of clinically relevant size. A number of studies have suggested that ILT mechanical characteristics may be related to AAA risk of rupture, even though there is still great controversy in this regard. ILT is isotropic and inhomogeneous and may appear as a soft (single-layered) or stiff (multilayered fibrotic) tissue. This paper aims to investigate how ILT constitution and topology influence the magnitude and location of peak wall stress (PWS). In total 21 patient-specific AAAs (diameter 4.2-5.4 cm) were reconstructed from computer tomography images and biomechanically analyzed using state-of-the-art modeling assumptions. Results indicated that PWS correlated stronger with ILT volume (ρ = 0.44, p = 0.05) and minimum thickness of ILT layer (ρ = 0.73, p = 0.001) than with maximum AAA diameter (ρ = 0.05, p = 0.82). On average PWS was 20% (SD 12%) higher for FE models that used soft instead of stiff ILT models (p soft and stiff thrombus tissue, can considerably influence stress in the AAA wall. The present study is limited to identification of influential biomechanical factors, and how its findings translate to an AAA rupture risk assessment remains to be explored by clinical studies. PMID:25636600

  8. Formación Anta (Mioceno Temprano/Medio, Subgrupo Metán (Grupo Orán, en el río Piedras, Pcia. de Salta: Datos palinológicos

    M. Quattrocchio

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Aproximadamente en el Eoceno medio -Fase Incaica- culminó la acumulación del Grupo Salta (Cretácico-Paleógeno. A continuación y coincidente con el inicio de un ambiente tectónico compresivo en los Andes Centrales comenzó el depósito del Subgrupo Metán (Grupo Orán, constituído por las formaciones Río Seco, Anta y Jesús María. La Formación Anta en río Piedras de 300 m de espesor, consta de arcilitas, calizas oolíticas y tobas acumuladas en un ambiente de lago salino. Se presenta en este trabajo, un análisis palinológico comparativo entre la Formación Anta (Subgrupo Metán y el Subgrupo Santa Bárbara del Grupo Salta (Paleoceno-Eoceno. Regionalmente el espectro polínico reflejaría la presencia de la foresta sub-tropical húmeda (Verrustephanoporites simplex, en muy bajo porcentaje con respecto al Subgrupo Santa Bárbara. La relativa mayor representación de Rhoipites sp. A (Rutaceae, cf. Ruta asociado a Podocarpaceae y Anacardiaceae sugiere una paleocomunidad de mayor altitud (ambiente montano. Basado en estudios palinológicos y sedimentológicos el perfil analizado corresponde a un lago salino. Se registra la primera expansión de la estepa en el NO argentino asociado a condiciones relativamente áridas. Estas evidencias fueron corroboradas mediante el registro de hongos.

  9. AAA application in diagnosis exams in a large public hospital, RS, Brazil; Aplicacao do AAA na realizacao de exames diagnosticos em um hospital publico de grande porte

    Bacelar, A.; Ferret, A.A.; Vanni, S.; Galhardi, M.P.; Lykawka, R., E-mail: abacelar@hepa.ufrgs.br, E-mail: allferret@gmail.com, E-mail: svanni@hepa.ufrgs.br, E-mail: mpgalhardi@gmail.com, E-mail: rlykawka@hepa.ufrgs.br [Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)

    2013-10-01

    Objective: the initiative AAA - Awareness , Appropriateness and Audit , promotes consciousness ( Awareness) , fitness ( Appropriateness ) and Audit ( Audit) . This paper analyzes the application of the concept in the AAA requests and justifications examinations using ionizing radiation within a large public hospital. Materials and methods: we collected and analyzed data between the years 2011 and 2012, concerning the number of exams performed with the use of radiation and their justifications. After, we sought to raise awareness of the clinical team through training on the risks and benefits of the various modalities of the radiology department and the need to justify the use of ionizing radiation on health. After the data were collected again of test requests for verification of the effectiveness of training. Results: the mean requests that need to be appropriate to the AAA in the last quarter of 2011 was 75 % lower than the average demands of the first quarter, matched against the last two months of 2012 increased by up to four times the number requests that require improvements in relation to the excellent results obtained in July 2012. Conclusion: it is shown in this paper the need of implementing this initiative AAA continuously added to the clinical staff awareness about the risk of the use of ionizing radiation, the appropriateness of the requests of these tests , as well as the control of this process in order to optimize use of ionizing radiation on health.

  10. Investigation of Solvent Effects on NMR Shielding Tensors of Tripeptide Tyr-Aaa-Gly

    Ebrahim Balali

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The unique structure of adamantane is reflected in its highly unusual physical and chemical properties, which can have many applications including drug design and drug delivery. Tripeptide Tyr-Aaa-Gly is methionine-enkephalin analogues [Aaa = (R,S-(1-adamantylglycine]. In this research, according to Quantum-mechanical calculations nuclear, shielding parameters of Tripeptide Tyr-Aaa-Gly, such as chemical shift isotropic value (σiso and the anisotropy shielding (σaniso , ∆σ, and other parameter such as δ, η and atomic charge water have been taken into account using GIAO method at the HF method with the 3-21G, 6-31G and 6-31G* basis sets and at the B3LYP method with the 3-21G, 6-31G and STO-3G basis sets in the gas phase and in different solvents such as, DMSO, methanol, ethanol and dichloromethane.

  11. Communication between the AAA+ ring and microtubule-binding domain of dynein1

    Carter, Andrew P.; Vale, Ronald D.

    2010-01-01

    Dyneins are microtubule motors, the core of which consists of a ring of AAA+ domains. ATP-driven conformational changes of the AAA+ ring are used to drive the movement of a mechanical element (termed the linker domain) that provides the motor’s powerstroke and to change the affinity of the motor for microtubules (strong binding during the power stroke and weak binding to allow stepping and recocking of the linker domain). Dynein’s microtubule-binding domain (MTBD) is located at the end of a 1...

  12. Dynamic and static components power unfolding in topologically closed rings of a AAA+ proteolytic machine

    Glynn, Steven E.; Nager, Andrew R.; Baker, Tania A.; Sauer, Robert T.

    2012-01-01

    In the E. coli ClpXP protease, a hexameric ClpX ring couples ATP binding and hydrolysis to mechanical protein unfolding and translocation into the ClpP degradation chamber. Rigid-body packing between the small AAA+ domain of each ClpX subunit and the large AAA+ domain of its neighbor stabilizes the hexamer. By connecting the parts of each rigid-body unit with disulfide bonds or linkers, we created covalently closed rings that retained robust activity. A single-residue insertion in the hinge t...

  13. Dilatation of the proximal neck of infrarenal aortic aneurysms after endovascular AAA repair

    Wever, JJ; de Nie, AJ; Blankensteijn, JD; Broeders, IAMJ; Mail, WPTM; Eikelboom, BC

    2000-01-01

    Objectives: to assess size changes of the proximal aortic neck after endograft placement. Methods: since 1994, 54 consecutive patients have undergone abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair with the Endovascular Technologies (EVT) endograft. The study group comprised the 33 patients who had completed

  14. AAA application in diagnosis exams in a large public hospital, RS, Brazil

    Objective: the initiative AAA - Awareness , Appropriateness and Audit , promotes consciousness ( Awareness) , fitness ( Appropriateness ) and Audit ( Audit) . This paper analyzes the application of the concept in the AAA requests and justifications examinations using ionizing radiation within a large public hospital. Materials and methods: we collected and analyzed data between the years 2011 and 2012, concerning the number of exams performed with the use of radiation and their justifications. After, we sought to raise awareness of the clinical team through training on the risks and benefits of the various modalities of the radiology department and the need to justify the use of ionizing radiation on health. After the data were collected again of test requests for verification of the effectiveness of training. Results: the mean requests that need to be appropriate to the AAA in the last quarter of 2011 was 75 % lower than the average demands of the first quarter, matched against the last two months of 2012 increased by up to four times the number requests that require improvements in relation to the excellent results obtained in July 2012. Conclusion: it is shown in this paper the need of implementing this initiative AAA continuously added to the clinical staff awareness about the risk of the use of ionizing radiation, the appropriateness of the requests of these tests , as well as the control of this process in order to optimize use of ionizing radiation on health

  15. Structure of Lmaj006129AAA, a hypothetical protein from Leishmania major

    The crystal structure of a conserved hypothetical protein from L. major, Pfam sequence family PF04543, structural genomics target ID Lmaj006129AAA, has been determined at a resolution of 1.6 Å. The gene product of structural genomics target Lmaj006129 from Leishmania major codes for a 164-residue protein of unknown function. When SeMet expression of the full-length gene product failed, several truncation variants were created with the aid of Ginzu, a domain-prediction method. 11 truncations were selected for expression, purification and crystallization based upon secondary-structure elements and disorder. The structure of one of these variants, Lmaj006129AAH, was solved by multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) using ELVES, an automatic protein crystal structure-determination system. This model was then successfully used as a molecular-replacement probe for the parent full-length target, Lmaj006129AAA. The final structure of Lmaj006129AAA was refined to an R value of 0.185 (Rfree = 0.229) at 1.60 Å resolution. Structure and sequence comparisons based on Lmaj006129AAA suggest that proteins belonging to Pfam sequence families PF04543 and PF01878 may share a common ligand-binding motif

  16. Structure of Lmaj006129AAA, a hypothetical protein from Leishmania major

    Arakaki, Tracy; Le Trong, Isolde [Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7742 (United States); Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa (SGPP) Consortium (United States); Phizicky, Eric; Quartley, Erin [Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa (SGPP) Consortium (United States); Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642 (United States); DeTitta, George; Luft, Joseph; Lauricella, Angela [Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa (SGPP) Consortium (United States); Hauptman-Woodward Institute, Buffalo, NY 14203 (United States); Anderson, Lori; Kalyuzhniy, Oleksandr [Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7742 (United States); Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa (SGPP) Consortium (United States); Worthey, Elizabeth; Myler, Peter J. [Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa (SGPP) Consortium (United States); Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98109 (United States); Kim, David [Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa (SGPP) Consortium (United States); Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Baker, David; Hol, Wim G. J. [Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7742 (United States); Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa (SGPP) Consortium (United States); Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Merritt, Ethan A., E-mail: merritt@u.washington.edu [Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7742 (United States); Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa (SGPP) Consortium (United States)

    2006-03-01

    The crystal structure of a conserved hypothetical protein from L. major, Pfam sequence family PF04543, structural genomics target ID Lmaj006129AAA, has been determined at a resolution of 1.6 Å. The gene product of structural genomics target Lmaj006129 from Leishmania major codes for a 164-residue protein of unknown function. When SeMet expression of the full-length gene product failed, several truncation variants were created with the aid of Ginzu, a domain-prediction method. 11 truncations were selected for expression, purification and crystallization based upon secondary-structure elements and disorder. The structure of one of these variants, Lmaj006129AAH, was solved by multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) using ELVES, an automatic protein crystal structure-determination system. This model was then successfully used as a molecular-replacement probe for the parent full-length target, Lmaj006129AAA. The final structure of Lmaj006129AAA was refined to an R value of 0.185 (R{sub free} = 0.229) at 1.60 Å resolution. Structure and sequence comparisons based on Lmaj006129AAA suggest that proteins belonging to Pfam sequence families PF04543 and PF01878 may share a common ligand-binding motif.

  17. Dosimetric comparison of Acuros XB, AAA, and XVMC in stereotactic body radiotherapy for lung cancer

    Purpose: To compare the dosimetric performance of Acuros XB (AXB), anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA), and x-ray voxel Monte Carlo (XVMC) in heterogeneous phantoms and lung stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) plans. Methods: Water- and lung-equivalent phantoms were combined to evaluate the percentage depth dose and dose profile. The radiation treatment machine Novalis (BrainLab AG, Feldkirchen, Germany) with an x-ray beam energy of 6 MV was used to calculate the doses in the composite phantom at a source-to-surface distance of 100 cm with a gantry angle of 0°. Subsequently, the clinical lung SBRT plans for the 26 consecutive patients were transferred from the iPlan (ver. 4.1; BrainLab AG) to the Eclipse treatment planning systems (ver. 11.0.3; Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA). The doses were then recalculated with AXB and AAA while maintaining the XVMC-calculated monitor units and beam arrangement. Then the dose-volumetric data obtained using the three different radiation dose calculation algorithms were compared. Results: The results from AXB and XVMC agreed with measurements within ±3.0% for the lung-equivalent phantom with a 6 × 6 cm2 field size, whereas AAA values were higher than measurements in the heterogeneous zone and near the boundary, with the greatest difference being 4.1%. AXB and XVMC agreed well with measurements in terms of the profile shape at the boundary of the heterogeneous zone. For the lung SBRT plans, AXB yielded lower values than XVMC in terms of the maximum doses of ITV and PTV; however, the differences were within ±3.0%. In addition to the dose-volumetric data, the dose distribution analysis showed that AXB yielded dose distribution calculations that were closer to those with XVMC than did AAA. Means ± standard deviation of the computation time was 221.6 ± 53.1 s (range, 124–358 s), 66.1 ± 16.0 s (range, 42–94 s), and 6.7 ± 1.1 s (range, 5–9 s) for XVMC, AXB, and AAA, respectively. Conclusions: In the phantom

  18. Motivation of employees in the organization - case study of AAA auto group

    Vznuzdaeva, Anastasia

    2013-01-01

    This bachelor thesis deals with the matter of motivation in AAA Auto Group N.V. Work considers motivation as one of possibilities to effectively lead people and achieve outcomes. The work consists of two parts. The first part is a theoretical that talks about the management and its administrative functions, describes motivation and stimulation patterns, characterizes different theories of motivation and management strategies for increasing motivation. The second part of the work concentrat...

  19. Indications for and outcome of open AAA repair in the endovascular era.

    Wieker, Carola M; Spazier, Max; Böckler, Dittmar

    2016-04-01

    The benefits, safety and efficacy of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is well documented and intensively reported in multiple randomized trials and meta-analysis. Therefore, EVAR became the first choice of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) treatment in almost 70-100% of patients. Consecutively, open repair (OR) is performed less frequently in morphologically preselected patients. Anatomical condition remains the most important factor for indication for OR. Especially unfavorable intrarenal landing zone based on difficult neck anatomy like very short neck or excessive neck angulation is still the most predictive factor. Furthermore, patients presenting additional iliac aneurysms, aortoiliac occlusive disease or variations of renal arteries are recommended for OR. Randomized trials like EVAR 1, DREAM and OVER from the year 2004/2005 and 2009 showed lower 30-day mortality rates in EVAR compared to OR. However, the late mortality rates after two years became equal in both treatment options. Furthermore, reinterventions after EVAR occur more frequently than after OR. Analysis from our own data showed a higher 30-day mortality in the patients who underwent OR in the endovascular era (15% vs. 2.5%), however the number of emergency open AAA repair because of ruptured aneurysms was much higher in the endovascular era (32.5% vs. 5%). In conclusion, treatment of AAA has changed in the past decade. Nevertheless OR of AAA still remains as a safe and durable method in experienced surgeons, even in the endovascular era. High volume centres are needed to offer the best patients' treatment providing the best postoperative outcome. Therefore OR must remain a part of fellowship training in the future. To decide the best treatment option many facts like patients' fitness and preference or finally the anatomic suitability for endovascular repair have to be considered. PMID:26822580

  20. A Localized Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) Protocol for Mobile Hotspots

    Baek, Sungmin; Pack, Sangheon; Kwon, Taekyoung; Choi, Yanghee

    2006-01-01

    Mobile hotspots, i.e. Internet access services in moving networks (e.g. vehicular area networks (VAN) and personal area networks (PAN)) bring about new challenging issues. Even if the network mobility (NEMO) basic support protocol has been standardized as a mobility solution by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), to the best of our knowledge, no studies have been conducted in the area of authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) protocol, which is a core technology for publi...

  1. Functional characterization of fidgetin, an AAA-family protein mutated in fidget mice

    The mouse fidget mutation is an autosomal recessive mutation that renders reduced or absent semicircular canals, microphthalmia, and various skeletal abnormalities to affected mice. We previously identified the defective gene which encodes fidgetin, a new member of the ATPases associated with diverse cellular activities (AAA proteins). Here, we report on the subcellular localization of fidgetin as well as that of two closely related proteins, fidgetin-like 1 and fidgetin-like 2. Epitope-tagging and immunostaining revealed that both fidgetin and fidgetin-like 2 were predominantly localized to the nucleus, whereas fidgetin-like 1 was both nuclear and cytoplasmic. Furthermore, deletion studies identified a putative bipartite nuclear localization signal in the middle portion of the fidgetin protein. Since AAA proteins are known to form functional hetero- or homo-hexamers, we used reciprocal immunoprecipitation to examine the potential interaction among these proteins. We found that fidgetin interacted with itself and this specific interaction was abolished when either the N- or C-terminus of the protein was truncated. Taken together, our results suggest that fidgetin is a nuclear AAA-family protein with the potential to form homo-oligomers, thus representing the first step towards the elucidation of fidgetin's cellular function and the disease mechanism in fidget mutant mice

  2. Structural Insights into the Allosteric Operation of the Lon AAA+ Protease.

    Lin, Chien-Chu; Su, Shih-Chieh; Su, Ming-Yuan; Liang, Pi-Hui; Feng, Chia-Cheng; Wu, Shih-Hsiung; Chang, Chung-I

    2016-05-01

    The Lon AAA+ protease (LonA) is an evolutionarily conserved protease that couples the ATPase cycle into motion to drive substrate translocation and degradation. A hallmark feature shared by AAA+ proteases is the stimulation of ATPase activity by substrates. Here we report the structure of LonA bound to three ADPs, revealing the first AAA+ protease assembly where the six protomers are arranged alternately in nucleotide-free and bound states. Nucleotide binding induces large coordinated movements of conserved pore loops from two pairs of three non-adjacent protomers and shuttling of the proteolytic groove between the ATPase site and a previously unknown Arg paddle. Structural and biochemical evidence supports the roles of the substrate-bound proteolytic groove in allosteric stimulation of ATPase activity and the conserved Arg paddle in driving substrate degradation. Altogether, this work provides a molecular framework for understanding how ATP-dependent chemomechanical movements drive allosteric processes for substrate degradation in a major protein-destruction machine. PMID:27041592

  3. Characterization of South African isolates of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp cubense from Cavendish banana

    Tom Gordon

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Fusarium wilt, caused by the soil-borne fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc, is a serious vascular disease of bananas in most subtropical and tropical regions of the world. Twenty-four vegetative compatibility groups (VCGs and three pathogenic races have been identified in Foc, reflecting a relatively high genetic diversity for an asexual fungus. To characterise a South African population of Foc, a collection of 128 isolates from diverse geographic origins were isolated from diseased Cavendish bananas and subjected to VCG analysis and sequencing of the translation elongation factor 1-α (TEF gene region. The presence of mating type genes was also determined using MAT-1 and MAT-2 specific primers. VCG 0120 was established as the only VCG of Foc present in the South African population studied. Only the MAT-2 idiomorph was present in all the local isolates of Foc. A phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequences of the TEF gene region revealed that the South African isolates grouped closely with VCG 0120 isolates from Australia and Asia. These results suggest that the South African population of Foc was most likely introduced in a limited number of events and that it had spread with infected planting material within the country. The presence of only one mating type and the limited diversity in this pathogen render it unlikely to rapidly overcome disease management strategies involving host resistance.

  4. Morphological State as a Predictor for Reintervention and Mortality After EVAR for AAA

    Ohrlander, Tomas [Eksjoe County Hospital (Sweden); Dencker, Magnus [Malmoe University Hospital, Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine (Sweden); Acosta, Stefan, E-mail: stefan.acosta@telia.com [Malmoe University Hospital, Vascular Center Malmoe-Lund (Sweden)

    2012-10-15

    Purpose: This study was designed to assess aorto-iliac morphological characteristics in relation to reintervention and all-cause long-term mortality in patients undergoing standard EVAR for infrarenal AAA. Methods: Patients treated with EVAR (Zenith{sup Registered-Sign} Stentgrafts, Cook) between May 1998 and February 2006 were prospectively enrolled in a computerized database where comorbidities and preoperative aneurysm morphology were entered. Reinterventions and mortality were checked until December 1, 2010. Median follow-up time was 68 months. Results: A total of 304 patients were included, of which 86% were men. Median age was 74 years. The reintervention rate was 23.4% (71/304). A greater diameter of the common iliac artery (p = 0.037; hazard ratio (HR) 1.037 [1.002-1.073]) was an independent factor for an increased number of reinterventions. The 30-day mortality rate was 3.0% (9/304). Aneurysm-related deaths due to AAA occurred in 4.9% (15/304). Five patients died due to a concomitant ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm. The mortality until end of follow-up was 54.3% (165/304). The proportion of deaths caused by vascular diseases was 61.6%. The severity of angulation of the iliac arteries (p = 0.014; HR 1.018 [95% confidence interval (CI) 1.004-1.033]) and anemia (p = 0.044; HR 2.79 [95% CI 1.029-7.556]) remained as independent factors associated with all-cause long-term mortality. The crude reintervention-free survival rate at 1, 3, and 5 years was 84.5%, 64.8%, and 51.6%, respectively. Conclusions: The initial aorto-iliac morphological state in patients scheduled for standard EVAR for AAA seems to be strongly related to the need for reinterventions and long-term mortality.

  5. NASA Astrophysics E/PO Impact: NASA SOFIA AAA Program Evaluation Results

    Harman, Pamela; Backman, Dana E.; Clark, Coral; Inverness Research Sofia Aaa Evaluation Team, Wested Sofia Aaa Evaluation Team

    2015-01-01

    SOFIA is an airborne observatory, studying the universe at infrared wavelengths, capable of making observations that are impossible for even the largest and highest ground-based telescopes. SOFIA also inspires the development of new scientific instrumentation and fosters the education of young scientists and engineers.SOFIA is an 80% - 20% partnership of NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), consisting of an extensively modified Boeing 747SP aircraft carrying a reflecting telescope with an effective diameter of 2.5 meters (100 inches). The SOFIA aircraft is based at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Building 703, in Palmdale, California. The Science Program and Outreach Offices are located at NASA Ames Research center. SOFIA is a program in NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Astrophysics Division.Data will be collected to study many different kinds of astronomical objects and phenomena, including star cycles, solar system formation, identification of complex molecules in space, our solar system, galactic dust, nebulae and ecosystems.Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) Program:The SOFIA Education and Communications program exploits the unique attributes of airborne astronomy to contribute to national goals for the reform of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and to elevate public scientific and technical literacy.The AAA effort is a professional development program aspiring to improve teaching, inspire students, and inform the community. To date, 55 educators from 21 states; Cycles 0, 1 and 2; have completed their astronomy professional development and their SOFIA science flight experience. Evaluation has confirmed the program's positive impact on the teacher participants, on their students, and in their communities. The inspirational experience has positively impacted their practice and career trajectory. AAAs have incorporated content knowledge and specific components of their experience into their curricula, and have given

  6. SU-E-P-16: A Feasibility Study of Using Eclipse AAA for SRS Treatement

    Lim, S; LoSasso, T [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: To commission Varian Eclipse AAA for SRS treatment and compare the accuracy with Brainlab iPlan system for clinical cases measured with radiochromic film. Methods: A 6MV AAA clinical model for a Varian TrueBeam STx is used as baseline. The focal spot and field size of the baseline model(BASE) are (1.75,0.75) and 40×40cm{sup 2} respectively. Maximum field sizes, output factors(S{sub t}), FWHM focal spot and secondary source sizes are systematically adjusted to obtain an optimized model(OPT) by comparing the calculated PDD’s, profiles, and output factors with measurements taken with a stereotactic diode(SD) and, cc01 and cc04 ion chambers in Blue Phantom. In-phantom dose distributions of clinical SRS fields are calculated using the OPT and the clinical Brainlab iPlan pencil-beam. Within the 90% isodose-line(ROI), the average dose difference between the calculations and radiochromic film measurements are assessed. Results: The maximum field, focal spot and secondary source sizes for the OPT are 15×15cm{sup 2}, (0,0), and 32.3mm respectively. The OPT St input at 1.0 and 2.0cm fields are increased by 4.5% and 1.5% from BASE. The calculated output of the BASE and OPT underestimate by 16.1%–3.2% respectively at 0.5×0.5cm{sup 2} field and 3.1%−0.02% respectively at 1.0×1.0cm{sup 2} field. The depth doses at 10cm are within 3.5% and 0.4% of measurements for 0.5×0.5 and 1.0×1.0cm{sup 2}. The ROI dose of OPT and iPlan are within 1.6% and 0.6% of film measurements for 3.0cm clinical fields. For 1.0cm fields, the ROI dose of OPT underestimate 0.0–2.0% and iPlan overestimates 1.7–2.9% relative to measurements. Conclusion: The small field dose calculation of Eclipse AAA algorithm can be significantly improved by carefully adjusting the input parameters. The larger deviation of the OPT for 0.5×0.5cm{sup 2} field from measurements can be attributed to the lowest 1.0cm field size input limit of AAA. The OPT compares reasonably well with the iPlan pencil

  7. AAA+ Chaperone ClpX Regulates Dynamics of Prokaryotic Cytoskeletal Protein FtsZ*

    Sugimoto, Shinya; Yamanaka, Kunitoshi; Nishikori, Shingo; Miyagi, Atsushi; Ando, Toshio; Ogura, Teru

    2009-01-01

    AAA+ chaperone ClpX has been suggested to be a modulator of prokaryotic cytoskeletal protein FtsZ, but the details of recognition and remodeling of FtsZ by ClpX are largely unknown. In this study, we have extensively investigated the nature of FtsZ polymers and mechanisms of ClpX-regulated FtsZ polymer dynamics. We found that FtsZ polymerization is inhibited by ClpX in an ATP-independent manner and that the N-terminal domain of ClpX plays a crucial role for the inhibition of FtsZ polymerizati...

  8. Single-molecule denaturation and degradation of proteins by the AAA+ ClpXP protease

    Shin, Yongdae; Davis, Joseph H.; Brau, Ricardo R.; Martin, Andreas; Kenniston, Jon A.; Baker, Tania A.; Sauer, Robert T.; Lang, Matthew J.

    2009-01-01

    ClpXP is an ATP-fueled molecular machine that unfolds and degrades target proteins. ClpX, an AAA+ enzyme, recognizes specific proteins, and then uses cycles of ATP hydrolysis to denature any native structure and to translocate the unfolded polypeptide into ClpP for degradation. Here, we develop and apply single-molecule fluorescence assays to probe the kinetics of protein denaturation and degradation by ClpXP. These assays employ a single-chain variant of the ClpX hexamer, linked via a single...

  9. SU-E-P-16: A Feasibility Study of Using Eclipse AAA for SRS Treatement

    Purpose: To commission Varian Eclipse AAA for SRS treatment and compare the accuracy with Brainlab iPlan system for clinical cases measured with radiochromic film. Methods: A 6MV AAA clinical model for a Varian TrueBeam STx is used as baseline. The focal spot and field size of the baseline model(BASE) are (1.75,0.75) and 40×40cm2 respectively. Maximum field sizes, output factors(St), FWHM focal spot and secondary source sizes are systematically adjusted to obtain an optimized model(OPT) by comparing the calculated PDD’s, profiles, and output factors with measurements taken with a stereotactic diode(SD) and, cc01 and cc04 ion chambers in Blue Phantom. In-phantom dose distributions of clinical SRS fields are calculated using the OPT and the clinical Brainlab iPlan pencil-beam. Within the 90% isodose-line(ROI), the average dose difference between the calculations and radiochromic film measurements are assessed. Results: The maximum field, focal spot and secondary source sizes for the OPT are 15×15cm2, (0,0), and 32.3mm respectively. The OPT St input at 1.0 and 2.0cm fields are increased by 4.5% and 1.5% from BASE. The calculated output of the BASE and OPT underestimate by 16.1%–3.2% respectively at 0.5×0.5cm2 field and 3.1%−0.02% respectively at 1.0×1.0cm2 field. The depth doses at 10cm are within 3.5% and 0.4% of measurements for 0.5×0.5 and 1.0×1.0cm2. The ROI dose of OPT and iPlan are within 1.6% and 0.6% of film measurements for 3.0cm clinical fields. For 1.0cm fields, the ROI dose of OPT underestimate 0.0–2.0% and iPlan overestimates 1.7–2.9% relative to measurements. Conclusion: The small field dose calculation of Eclipse AAA algorithm can be significantly improved by carefully adjusting the input parameters. The larger deviation of the OPT for 0.5×0.5cm2 field from measurements can be attributed to the lowest 1.0cm field size input limit of AAA. The OPT compares reasonably well with the iPlan pencil-beam and measurements

  10. Estimating overdiagnosis in Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: could a change in smoking habits and lowered aortic diameter tip the balance of AAA screening towards harm?

    Johansson, Minna; Hansson, Anders; Brodersen, John

    2015-01-01

    overdiagnosis are not available and unlikely to emerge. The psychosocial consequences of living with a screen detected AAA are inadequately investigated. Cost effectiveness data on screening are inconclusive Conclusion— Screening programmes have changed the meaning of an AAA diagnosis from a life threatening......Summary box Clinical context—Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are often asymptomatic until they rupture, when the death rate is greater than 80%. If diagnosed before rupture, AAA can be treated with surgery, which has a mortality of 4-5% Diagnostic change— Sweden, the UK, and the US have initiated...

  11. Subgrupos de Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico: influencia de la edad de inicio, la raza, el sexo y el perfil de anticuerpos en las manifestaciones clínicas de la enfermedad

    Luis Fernando Pinto P

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available El Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico (LES es una enfermedad heterogénea en su presentación clínica y serológica, pero factores raciales, etarios e inmunológicos determinan subgrupos más homogéneos tanto en sus manifestaciones como en su pronóstico. El LES en los hombres cursa con mayor actividad y daño acumulado y mayor frecuencia y gravedad del compromiso renal; los hombres afroamericanos tienen un rápido desarrollo de LES después del primer síntoma y manifestaciones graves renales, neurológicas, hematológicas y compromiso de las serosas desde el inicio de la enfermedad. El grupo de inicio antes de los 18 años cursa con mayor actividad, adenopatías, visceromegalias, citopenias y nefritis mientras que los que inician después de los 50 años tienen menos actividad lúpica y nefritis pero más daño acumulado, comorbilidades y compromiso cardiovascular. Los diferentes autoanticuerpos se asocian a ciertos subgrupos. Los anti-DNA predicen nefropatía y LES activo, los anti-Ro se asocian a fotosensibilidad, lupus neonatal y LES de inicio tardío y los anti-fosfolípidos (AFL se asocian a daño orgánico trombótico.Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE is a heterogeneus disease; clinical, serologic and epidemiologic subsets are determinated by age, race and genetic factors. Male lupus patiens have a worst prognosis with more lupus nephritis and disease activity; African-American male have an early severe compromise with lupus nephritis (LN pleuritis and cytopenias. In children SLE has more lupus nephritis, lymph node enlargement and splenomegaly. In older than 50 years at diagnosis SLE has accrual damage and cardiovascular disease. Antibodies are predictive of clinical subsets; anti-DNA is associated with LN and SLE activity; Anti-Ro is asociated with neonatal lupus syndrome, fotosensitivity and late onset SLE; Antiphospholipid antibodies are predictive of organ damage in SLE.

  12. Subgrupo Río Colorado (Grupo Neuquén: registros de paleosismicidad en la cuenca de antepaís andina, cuenca Neuquina, provincias de Neuquén y Río Negro

    María L. Sánchez

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available La cuenca Neuquina se localiza en el sector centro-oeste de Argentina, constituyendo el depocentro mesozoico-neogeno más importante y una de las cuencas del hemisferio sur con excelente registro marino y continental. La evolución de la cuenca Neuquina se encuentra caracterizada por tres estadios de evolución: una etapa inicial de rift; subducción relacionada a un sag termal y un estadio de cuenca de antepaís. El Subgrupo Río Colorado es depositado en la cuenca durante el desarrollo de la etapa de antepaís. La tectónica sindepositacional del subgrupo es registrada por tres niveles deformados, dos en la Formación Bajo de Carpa y uno en la Formación Anacleto. Los mismos están integrados por estructuras de deformación y licuefacción interpretadas como sismitas. La deformación está representada por estructuras de carga simple, bolas y cogines, flamígeras, pseudonódulos, laminación convoluta, pinch and swell, slumps, areniscas desorganizadas, areniscas replegadas, diapiros de fango, fracturas, dish and pillar y brechas autoclásticas. Estas deformaciones en la Formación Bajo de la carpa involucra depósitos de cinturones de canal y de planicie de inundación; mientras que en la Formación Anacleto afecta a los depósitos de canales de mareas de alta y baja sinuosidad; planicies intermareal fango-arenosa y planicie fangosa supramareal, asociados a un sistema estuárico medio. Los niveles de sísmitas reconocidos podrían estar asociados al lineamiento Lindero Atravesado y Sierra Barrosa y ser una respuesta dinámica a la actividad de dichas es-tructuras. La naturaleza de las estructuras y su distribución sugiere que la magnitud de los sismos podría ser mayor a 6 en escala de Ritcher en el Mesozoico.

  13. Comparative study of specific physical abilities to prove the efficacy of working with performance subgroups. Estudio comparativo de determinadas capacidades físicas para demostrar la eficacia del trabajo en subgrupos de rendimiento.

    Raúl López Fernández

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Sport and Physical Education improve studying capacity. It is part of nowadays men, as a way of fighting inactivity caused by fast development. Objective: To suggest a strategy of subgroups-work to develop some physical capacities. Methods: This work is based on some physical aptitude tests and on Ruffier test; comparing them to proof that work through proficiency subgroup is effective to improve skills. We used SPSS for data processing and determined maximum and minimal values comparing measures for independent samples which determined changes. This allowed an objective assessment of our work useful for improved class planning as for a future assessment of the program. Results: This work is a scientifically supported document for possible modifications of Physical Education curriculums in Medicine Studies.

    Fundamento: El deporte y la educación física no le quitan espacio a los estudios, sino que los fortalecen. El hombre actual debe comprender que para su salud tiene que realizar un entrenamiento físico sistemático con el fin de combatir la inactividad accionada por el propio desarrollo. Objetivo: Proponer una estrategia de trabajo en subgrupos de entrenamiento para el desarrollo de algunas capacidades físicas. Métodos: Nos apoyamos en algunas pruebas de aptitud física, así como el test de Ruffier y las comparamos para demostrar que el trabajo a través de los subgrupos de rendimiento es efectivo para mejorar dichas capacidades; utilizamos el paquete estadístico SPSS para el procesamiento de los datos, determinamos valores máximos y mínimos de cada prueba y se compararon las medias para muestras independientes y muestras relacionadas que determinaron los cambios, estos permitieron una valoración objetiva de nuestro trabajo, que servirá para la mejor planificación de las clases en los venideros a

  14. Dissection of Axial-Pore Loop Function during Unfolding and Translocation by a AAA+ Proteolytic Machine

    Ohad Iosefson

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available In the axial channels of ClpX and related hexameric AAA+ protein-remodeling rings, the pore-1 loops are thought to play important roles in engaging, mechanically unfolding, and translocating protein substrates. How these loops perform these functions and whether they also prevent substrate dissociation to ensure processive degradation by AAA+ proteases are open questions. Using ClpX pore-1-loop variants, single-molecule force spectroscopy, and ensemble assays, we find that the six pore-1 loops function synchronously to grip and unfold protein substrates during a power stroke but are not important in preventing substrate slipping between power strokes. The importance of grip strength is task dependent. ClpX variants with multiple mutant pore-1 loops translocate substrates as well as the wild-type enzyme against a resisting force but show unfolding defects and a higher frequency of substrate release. These problems are magnified for more mechanically stable target proteins, supporting a threshold model of substrate gripping.

  15. Going the distance: validation of Acuros and AAA at an extended SSD of 400 cm.

    Lamichhane, Narottam; Patel, Vivek N; Studenski, Matthew T

    2016-01-01

    Accurate dose calculation and treatment delivery is essential for total body irradia-tion (TBI). In an effort to verify the accuracy of TBI dose calculation at our institu-tion, we evaluated both the Varian Eclipse AAA and Acuros algorithms to predict dose distributions at an extended source-to-surface distance (SSD) of 400 cm. Measurements were compared to calculated values for a 6 MV beam in physical and virtual phantoms at 400 cm SSD using open beams for both 5 × 5 and 40 × 40cm2 field sizes. Inline and crossline profiles were acquired at equivalent depths of 5 cm, 10 cm, and 20 cm. Depth-dose curves were acquired using EBT2 film and an ion chamber for both field sizes. Finally, a RANDO phantom was used to simulate an actual TBI treatment. At this extended SSD, care must be taken using the planning system as there is good relative agreement between measured and calculated profiles for both algorithms, but there are deviations in terms of the absolute dose. Acuros has better agreement than AAA in the penumbra region. PMID:27074473

  16. OGLE16aaa - a Signature of a Hungry Super Massive Black Hole

    Wyrzykowski, Łukasz; Kostrzewa-Rutkowska, Z; Hamanowicz, A; Jonker, P G; Arcavi, I; Guillochon, J; Brown, P J; Kozłowski, S; Udalski, A; Szymański, M K; Soszyński, I; Poleski, R; Pietrukowicz, P; Skowron, J; Mróz, P; Ulaczyk, K; Pawlak, M; Rybicki, K A; Greiner, J; Krühler, T; Bolmer, J

    2016-01-01

    We present the discovery and first three months of follow-up observations of a currently on-going unusual transient detected by the OGLE-IV survey, located in the centre of a galaxy at redshift z=0.1655. The long rise to absolute magnitude of -20.5 mag, slow decline, very broad He and H spectral features make OGLE16aaa similar to other optical/UV Tidal Disruption Events (TDEs). Weak narrow emission lines in the spectrum and archival photometric observations suggest the host galaxy is a weak-line Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN), which has been accreting at higher rate in the past. OGLE16aaa, along with SDSS J0748, seems to form a sub-class of TDEs by weakly or recently active supermassive black holes (SMBHs). This class might bridge the TDEs by quiescent SMBHs and flares observed as "changing-look QSOs", if we interpret the latter as TDEs. If this picture is true, the previously applied requirement for identifying a flare as a TDE that it had to come from an inactive nucleus, could be leading to observational bi...

  17. An atomic model AAA-ATPase/20S core particle sub-complex of the 26S proteasome.

    Förster, Friedrich; Lasker, Keren; Beck, Florian; Nickell, Stephan; Sali, Andrej; Baumeister, Wolfgang

    2009-10-16

    The 26S proteasome is the most downstream element of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway of protein degradation. It is composed of the 20S core particle (CP) and the 19S regulatory particle (RP). The RP consists of 6 AAA-ATPases and at least 13 non-ATPase subunits. Based on a cryo-EM map of the 26S proteasome, structures of homologs, and physical protein-protein interactions we derive an atomic model of the AAA-ATPase-CP sub-complex. The ATPase order in our model (Rpt1/Rpt2/Rpt6/Rpt3/Rpt4/Rpt5) is in excellent agreement with the recently identified base-precursor complexes formed during the assembly of the RP. Furthermore, the atomic CP-AAA-ATPase model suggests that the assembly chaperone Nas6 facilitates CP-RP association by enhancing the shape complementarity between Rpt3 and its binding CP alpha subunits partners. PMID:19653995

  18. An atomic model AAA-ATPase/20S core particle sub-complex of the 26S proteasome

    The 26S proteasome is the most downstream element of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway of protein degradation. It is composed of the 20S core particle (CP) and the 19S regulatory particle (RP). The RP consists of 6 AAA-ATPases and at least 13 non-ATPase subunits. Based on a cryo-EM map of the 26S proteasome, structures of homologs, and physical protein-protein interactions we derive an atomic model of the AAA-ATPase-CP sub-complex. The ATPase order in our model (Rpt1/Rpt2/Rpt6/Rpt3/Rpt4/Rpt5) is in excellent agreement with the recently identified base-precursor complexes formed during the assembly of the RP. Furthermore, the atomic CP-AAA-ATPase model suggests that the assembly chaperone Nas6 facilitates CP-RP association by enhancing the shape complementarity between Rpt3 and its binding CP alpha subunits partners.

  19. An atomic model AAA-ATPase/20S core particle sub-complex of the 26S proteasome

    Foerster, Friedrich [Department of Structural Biology, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, D-82152 Martinsried (Germany); Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco (United States); Lasker, Keren [Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco (United States); Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel); Beck, Florian; Nickell, Stephan [Department of Structural Biology, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, D-82152 Martinsried (Germany); Sali, Andrej [Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco (United States); Baumeister, Wolfgang, E-mail: baumeist@biochem.mpg.de [Department of Structural Biology, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, D-82152 Martinsried (Germany)

    2009-10-16

    The 26S proteasome is the most downstream element of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway of protein degradation. It is composed of the 20S core particle (CP) and the 19S regulatory particle (RP). The RP consists of 6 AAA-ATPases and at least 13 non-ATPase subunits. Based on a cryo-EM map of the 26S proteasome, structures of homologs, and physical protein-protein interactions we derive an atomic model of the AAA-ATPase-CP sub-complex. The ATPase order in our model (Rpt1/Rpt2/Rpt6/Rpt3/Rpt4/Rpt5) is in excellent agreement with the recently identified base-precursor complexes formed during the assembly of the RP. Furthermore, the atomic CP-AAA-ATPase model suggests that the assembly chaperone Nas6 facilitates CP-RP association by enhancing the shape complementarity between Rpt3 and its binding CP alpha subunits partners.

  20. An atomic model AAA-ATPase/20S core particle sub-complex of the 26S proteasome

    Förster, Friedrich; Lasker, Keren; Beck, Florian; Nickell, Stephan; Sali, Andrej; Baumeister, Wolfgang

    2009-01-01

    The 26S proteasome is the most downstream element of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway of protein degradation. It is composed of the 20S core particle (CP) and the 19S regulatory particle (RP). The RP consists of 6 AAA-ATPases and at least 13 non-ATPase subunits. Based on a cryo-EM map of the 26S proteasome, structures of homologs, and physical protein-protein interactions we derive an atomic model of the AAA-ATPase-CP sub-complex. The ATPase order in our model (Rpt1/Rpt2/Rpt6/Rpt3/Rpt4/Rpt5) ...

  1. Analysis of positional candidate genes in the AAA1 susceptibility locus for abdominal aortic aneurysms on chromosome 19

    Ferrell Robert E

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA is a complex disorder with multiple genetic risk factors. Using affected relative pair linkage analysis, we previously identified an AAA susceptibility locus on chromosome 19q13. This locus has been designated as the AAA1 susceptibility locus in the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM database. Methods Nine candidate genes were selected from the AAA1 locus based on their function, as well as mRNA expression levels in the aorta. A sample of 394 cases and 419 controls was genotyped for 41 SNPs located in or around the selected nine candidate genes using the Illumina GoldenGate platform. Single marker and haplotype analyses were performed. Three genes (CEBPG, PEPD and CD22 were selected for DNA sequencing based on the association study results, and exonic regions were analyzed. Immunohistochemical staining of aortic tissue sections from AAA and control individuals was carried out for the CD22 and PEPD proteins with specific antibodies. Results Several SNPs were nominally associated with AAA (p CEBPG, peptidase D (PEPD, and CD22. Haplotype analysis found a nominally associated 5-SNP haplotype in the CEBPG/PEPD locus, as well as a nominally associated 2-SNP haplotype in the CD22 locus. DNA sequencing of the coding regions revealed no variation in CEBPG. Seven sequence variants were identified in PEPD, including three not present in the NCBI SNP (dbSNP database. Sequencing of all 14 exons of CD22 identified 20 sequence variants, five of which were in the coding region and six were in the 3'-untranslated region. Five variants were not present in dbSNP. Immunohistochemical staining for CD22 revealed protein expression in lymphocytes present in the aneurysmal aortic wall only and no detectable expression in control aorta. PEPD protein was expressed in fibroblasts and myofibroblasts in the media-adventitia border in both aneurysmal and non-aneurysmal tissue samples. Conclusions Association testing

  2. Mammalian m-AAA Proteases as Key Regulators of Mitochondrial Function - Analysis of Dominant Negative Mutant Variants

    Raschke, Ines

    2009-01-01

    To ensure the removal of excess and non-assembled proteins, mitochondria require a protein quality control system which is constituted by several proteases located in different compartments of mitochondria. m-AAA proteases, oligomeric ATP-dependent metallopeptidases, are key components of this system active at the matrix side of the inner membrane. Human m-AAA proteases build up homo- and hetero-oligomeric complexes composed of AFG3L2 and SPG7. Mice express a third subunit, Afg3l1, resulting ...

  3. Adsorption Study on Moringa Oleifera Seeds and Musa Cavendish as Natural Water Purification Agents for Removal of Lead, Nickel and Cadmium from Drinking Water

    Aziz, N. A. A.; Jayasuriya, N.; Fan, L.

    2016-07-01

    The effectiveness of plant based materials Moringa oleifera (Moringa) seeds and Musa cavendish (banana peel) for removing heavy metals namely lead (Pb), nickel (Ni) and cadmium (Cd) from contaminated groundwater was studied. Tests were carried out with individual and combined biomass at neutral pH condition on synthetic groundwater samples. The optimum biomass doses were determined as 200 mg/L for single biomass and 400 mg/L (in the ratio of 200 mg/L: 200 mg/L) for combined biomasses and used for adsorption isotherm studies with contact time of 30 minutes. Results showed that combined biomasses was able to met the Pb, Ni and Cd WHO standards from higher Pb, Ni and Cd initial concentrations which were up to 40 µg/L, 50 µg/L 9 µg/L, respectively compared to individual biomass of Moringa seed and banana peel. Moringa seeds exhibited the highest removal of Pb (81%) while the combined biomasses was most effective in removing Ni (74%) and Cd (97%) over wider their initial concentration ranges. The experimental data were linearized with Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption isotherm models. Freundlich model described the Pb adsorption better than the Langmuir model for all the tested biomasses. However, the Langmuir model fit better with the experimental data of Ni adsorption by Moringa seeds. Both models showed negligible differences in the coefficient of determination (R2) when applied for Ni and Cd adsorption on banana peel and combined biomasses, suggesting that there were multiple layers on the biomass interacting with the metals. Chemisorption is suggested to be involved in Pb adsorption for all tested biomasses as the value of nF calculated was lower than one. This type of adsorption could explain the phenomenon of different behavior of Pb removal and the higher Pb adsorption capacity (represented by KF values) compared to Ni and Cd. The study demonstrates that Moringa seeds, banana peel and their combination have the potential to be used as a natural alternative

  4. Characterisation of pectins extracted from banana peels (Musa AAA) under different conditions using an experimental design.

    Happi Emaga, Thomas; Ronkart, Sébastien N; Robert, Christelle; Wathelet, Bernard; Paquot, Michel

    2008-05-15

    An experimental design was used to study the influence of pH (1.5 and 2.0), temperature (80 and 90°C) and time (1 and 4h) on extraction of pectin from banana peels (Musa AAA). Yield of extracted pectins, their composition (neutral sugars, galacturonic acid, and degree of esterification) and some macromolecular characteristics (average molecular weight, intrinsic viscosity) were determined. It was found that extraction pH was the most important parameter influencing yield and pectin chemical composition. Lower pH values negatively affected the galacturonic acid content of pectin, but increased the pectin yield. The values of degree of methylation decreased significantly with increasing temperature and time of extraction. The average molecular weight ranged widely from 87 to 248kDa and was mainly influenced by pH and extraction time. PMID:26059123

  5. Simulation of bifurcated stent grafts to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)

    Egger, Jan; Freisleben, Bernd

    2016-01-01

    In this paper a method is introduced, to visualize bifurcated stent grafts in CT-Data. The aim is to improve therapy planning for minimal invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Due to precise measurement of the abdominal aortic aneurysm and exact simulation of the bifurcated stent graft, physicians are supported in choosing a suitable stent prior to an intervention. The presented method can be used to measure the dimensions of the abdominal aortic aneurysm as well as simulate a bifurcated stent graft. Both of these procedures are based on a preceding segmentation and skeletonization of the aortic, right and left iliac. Using these centerlines (aortic, right and left iliac) a bifurcated initial stent is constructed. Through the implementation of an ACM method the initial stent is fit iteratively to the vessel walls - due to the influence of external forces (distance- as well as balloonforce). Following the fitting process, the crucial values for choosing a bifurcated stent graft are measured, ...

  6. Health-related quality of life outcomes following elective open or endovascular AAA repair: a randomized controlled trial.

    Lottman, P.E.M.; Laheij, R.J.F.; Cuypers, P.W.; Bender, M.H.M.; Buth, J.

    2004-01-01

    PURPOSE: To assess health-related quality of life outcomes after endovascular versus open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned to receive either endovascular or open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery according to a rate of 3 endovascular patients to 1

  7. Clinical dosimetric impact of Acuros XB and analytical anisotropic algorithm (AAA on real lung cancer treatment plans : review

    Suresh Rana

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Photon dose calculation algorithms in treatment planning system could affect the accuracy of dose delivery when tissue heterogeneity is involved along the beam path. Treatment planning for lung cancer is challenging, especially in the case of treatment plan involving small fields. The combination of low-density (air medium and small fields cause charge particle disequilibrium nears the air/tissue interface. Beam modeling within the dose calculation algorithms must also employ an accurate method of accounting tissue heterogeneity corrections in order to avoid dose overestimation or underestimation. Analytical anisotropic algorithm (AAA is one of the widely tested and validated dose calculation algorithms in external beam photon radiation therapy. Recently, Acuros XB (AXB was made available for photon dose calculations, and several studies have demonstrated better dose prediction accuracy of the AXB over AAA. This article reviews the results from the treatment planning studies, which have investigated the clinical dosimetric impact of the AXB and AAA on real lung cancer treatment plans.--------------------------------------Cite this article as: Rana S. Clinical dosimetric impact of Acuros XB and analytical anisotropic algorithm (AAA on real lung cancer treatment plans: review. Int J Cancer Ther Oncol 2014; 2(1:02019.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14319/ijcto.0201.9

  8. The AAA-ATPase NVL2 is a telomerase component essential for holoenzyme assembly

    Her, Joonyoung [Departments of Biology and Integrated Omics for Biomedical Science, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Chung, In Kwon, E-mail: topoviro@yonsei.ac.kr [Departments of Biology and Integrated Omics for Biomedical Science, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-01-20

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Identification of the AAA-ATPase NVL2 as a novel hTERT-interacting protein. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NVL2 associates with catalytically active telomerase via an interaction with hTERT. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NVL2 is a telomerase component essential for holoenzyme assembly. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer ATP-binding activity of NVL2 is required for hTERT binding and telomerase assembly. -- Abstract: Continued cell proliferation requires telomerase to maintain functional telomeres that are essential for chromosome integrity. Although the core enzyme includes a telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) and a telomerase RNA component (TERC), a number of auxiliary proteins have been identified to regulate telomerase assembly, localization, and enzymatic activity. Here we describe the characterization of the AAA-ATPase NVL2 as a novel hTERT-interacting protein. NVL2 interacts and co-localizes with hTERT in the nucleolus. NLV2 is also found in association with catalytically competent telomerase in cell lysates through an interaction with hTERT. Depletion of endogenous NVL2 by small interfering RNA led to a decrease in hTERT without affecting the steady-state levels of hTERT mRNA, thereby reducing telomerase activity, suggesting that NVL2 is an essential component of the telomerase holoenzyme. We also found that ATP-binding activity of NVL2 is required for hTERT binding as well as telomerase assembly. Our findings suggest that NVL2, in addition to its role in ribosome biosynthesis, is essential for telomerase biogenesis and provides an alternative approach for inhibiting telomerase activity in cancer.

  9. Pareto front analysis of 6 and 15 MV dynamic IMRT for lung cancer using pencil beam, AAA and Monte Carlo

    Ottosson, R O; Karlsson, A; Behrens, C F, E-mail: riolot01@heh.regionh.d [Department of Oncology (R), Division of Radiophysics (52AA), Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Herlev Ringvej 75, DK-2730 Herlev (Denmark)

    2010-08-21

    The pencil beam dose calculation method is frequently used in modern radiation therapy treatment planning regardless of the fact that it is documented inaccurately for cases involving large density variations. The inaccuracies are larger for higher beam energies. As a result, low energy beams are conventionally used for lung treatments. The aim of this study was to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of dynamic IMRT treatment planning for high and low photon energy in order to assess if deviating from the conventional low energy approach could be favorable in some cases. Furthermore, the influence of motion on the dose distribution was investigated. Four non-small cell lung cancer cases were selected for this study. Inverse planning was conducted using Varian Eclipse. A total number of 31 dynamic IMRT plans, distributed amongst the four cases, were created ranging from PTV conformity weighted to normal tissue sparing weighted. All optimized treatment plans were calculated using three different calculation algorithms (PBC, AAA and MC). In order to study the influence of motion, two virtual lung phantoms were created. The idea was to mimic two different situations: one where the GTV is located centrally in the PTV and another where the GTV was close to the edge of the PTV. PBC is in poor agreement with MC and AAA for all cases and treatment plans. AAA overestimates the dose, compared to MC. This effect is more pronounced for 15 than 6 MV. AAA and MC both predict similar perturbations in dose distributions when moving the GTV to the edge of the PTV. PBC, however, predicts results contradicting those of AAA and MC. This study shows that PB-based dose calculation algorithms are clinically insufficient for patient geometries involving large density inhomogeneities. AAA is in much better agreement with MC, but even a small overestimation of the dose level by the algorithm might lead to a large part of the PTV being underdosed. It is advisable to use low energy as a

  10. Pareto front analysis of 6 and 15 MV dynamic IMRT for lung cancer using pencil beam, AAA and Monte Carlo

    Ottosson, R. O.; Karlsson, A.; Behrens, C. F.

    2010-08-01

    The pencil beam dose calculation method is frequently used in modern radiation therapy treatment planning regardless of the fact that it is documented inaccurately for cases involving large density variations. The inaccuracies are larger for higher beam energies. As a result, low energy beams are conventionally used for lung treatments. The aim of this study was to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of dynamic IMRT treatment planning for high and low photon energy in order to assess if deviating from the conventional low energy approach could be favorable in some cases. Furthermore, the influence of motion on the dose distribution was investigated. Four non-small cell lung cancer cases were selected for this study. Inverse planning was conducted using Varian Eclipse. A total number of 31 dynamic IMRT plans, distributed amongst the four cases, were created ranging from PTV conformity weighted to normal tissue sparing weighted. All optimized treatment plans were calculated using three different calculation algorithms (PBC, AAA and MC). In order to study the influence of motion, two virtual lung phantoms were created. The idea was to mimic two different situations: one where the GTV is located centrally in the PTV and another where the GTV was close to the edge of the PTV. PBC is in poor agreement with MC and AAA for all cases and treatment plans. AAA overestimates the dose, compared to MC. This effect is more pronounced for 15 than 6 MV. AAA and MC both predict similar perturbations in dose distributions when moving the GTV to the edge of the PTV. PBC, however, predicts results contradicting those of AAA and MC. This study shows that PB-based dose calculation algorithms are clinically insufficient for patient geometries involving large density inhomogeneities. AAA is in much better agreement with MC, but even a small overestimation of the dose level by the algorithm might lead to a large part of the PTV being underdosed. It is advisable to use low energy as a

  11. Pareto front analysis of 6 and 15 MV dynamic IMRT for lung cancer using pencil beam, AAA and Monte Carlo

    The pencil beam dose calculation method is frequently used in modern radiation therapy treatment planning regardless of the fact that it is documented inaccurately for cases involving large density variations. The inaccuracies are larger for higher beam energies. As a result, low energy beams are conventionally used for lung treatments. The aim of this study was to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of dynamic IMRT treatment planning for high and low photon energy in order to assess if deviating from the conventional low energy approach could be favorable in some cases. Furthermore, the influence of motion on the dose distribution was investigated. Four non-small cell lung cancer cases were selected for this study. Inverse planning was conducted using Varian Eclipse. A total number of 31 dynamic IMRT plans, distributed amongst the four cases, were created ranging from PTV conformity weighted to normal tissue sparing weighted. All optimized treatment plans were calculated using three different calculation algorithms (PBC, AAA and MC). In order to study the influence of motion, two virtual lung phantoms were created. The idea was to mimic two different situations: one where the GTV is located centrally in the PTV and another where the GTV was close to the edge of the PTV. PBC is in poor agreement with MC and AAA for all cases and treatment plans. AAA overestimates the dose, compared to MC. This effect is more pronounced for 15 than 6 MV. AAA and MC both predict similar perturbations in dose distributions when moving the GTV to the edge of the PTV. PBC, however, predicts results contradicting those of AAA and MC. This study shows that PB-based dose calculation algorithms are clinically insufficient for patient geometries involving large density inhomogeneities. AAA is in much better agreement with MC, but even a small overestimation of the dose level by the algorithm might lead to a large part of the PTV being underdosed. It is advisable to use low energy as a

  12. Clinical implications in the use of the PBC algorithm versus the AAA by comparison of different NTCP models/parameters

    Retrospective analysis of 3D clinical treatment plans to investigate qualitative, possible, clinical consequences of the use of PBC versus AAA. The 3D dose distributions of 80 treatment plans at four different tumour sites, produced using PBC algorithm, were recalculated using AAA and the same number of monitor units provided by PBC and clinically delivered to each patient; the consequences of the difference on the dose-effect relations for normal tissue injury were studied by comparing different NTCP model/parameters extracted from a review of published studies. In this study the AAA dose calculation is considered as benchmark data. The paired Student t-test was used for statistical comparison of all results obtained from the use of the two algorithms. In the prostate plans, the AAA predicted lower NTCP value (NTCPAAA) for the risk of late rectal bleeding for each of the seven combinations of NTCP parameters, the maximum mean decrease was 2.2%. In the head-and-neck treatments, each combination of parameters used for the risk of xerostemia from irradiation of the parotid glands involved lower NTCPAAA, that varied from 12.8% (sd=3.0%) to 57.5% (sd=4.0%), while when the PBC algorithm was used the NTCPPBC’s ranging was from 15.2% (sd=2.7%) to 63.8% (sd=3.8%), according the combination of parameters used; the differences were statistically significant. Also NTCPAAA regarding the risk of radiation pneumonitis in the lung treatments was found to be lower than NTCPPBC for each of the eight sets of NTCP parameters; the maximum mean decrease was 4.5%. A mean increase of 4.3% was found when the NTCPAAA was calculated by the parameters evaluated from dose distribution calculated by a convolution-superposition (CS) algorithm. A markedly different pattern was observed for the risk relating to the development of pneumonitis following breast treatments: the AAA predicted higher NTCP value. The mean NTCPAAA varied from 0.2% (sd = 0.1%) to 2.1% (sd = 0.3%), while the mean NTCPPBC

  13. Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus 2C Is a Hexameric AAA+ Protein with a Coordinated ATP Hydrolysis Mechanism

    Sweeney, Trevor; Cisnetto, Valentina; Bose, Daniel;

    2010-01-01

    Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), a positive sense, single-stranded RNA virus, causes a highly contagious disease in cloven-hoofed livestock. Like other picornaviruses, FMDV has a conserved 2C protein assigned to the superfamily 3 helicases a group of AAA+ ATPases that has a predicted N....... Unliganded 2C(34–318) exhibits concentration-dependent self-association to yield oligomeric forms, the largest of which is tetrameric. Strikingly, in the presence of ATP and RNA, FMDV 2C(34–318) containing the N207A mutation, which binds but does not hydrolyze ATP, was found to oligomerize specifically...... into hexamers. Visualization of FMDV 2C-ATP-RNA complexes by negative stain electron microscopy revealed hexameric ring structures with 6-fold symmetry that are characteristic of AAA+ ATPases. ATPase assays performed by mixing purified active and inactive 2C(34–318) subunits revealed a coordinated mechanism...

  14. Sedimentología y paleoambientes del Subgrupo Río Colorado (Cretácico Superior, Grupo Neuquén, en las bardas de la ciudad de Neuquén y alrededores

    M.L. Sánchez

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available En la ciudad de Neuquén y alrededores afloran depósitos del Cretácico superior asignados al Subgrupo Río Colorado. La presente contribución da a conocer los resultados del análisis sedimentológico y paleoambiental de las Formaciones Bajo de la Carpa (Santoniano y Anacleto (Campaniano inferior. Los estudios llevados a cabo permitieron definir cuatro litofacies conglomerádicas, nueve de areniscas y dos pelíticas, que fueron agrupadas en nueve asociaciones de litofacies, dos de ellas de origen eólico y siete fluviales. La Formación Bajo de la Carpa está representada en la base por un sistema fluvial efímero, y en el techo por depósitos de interacción fluvio- eólica. Los depósitos fluviales corresponden a flujos canalizados durante episodios de máxima descarga. Luego se identifica un campo de dunas transversales, afectado en el subambiente de interduna por corrientes fluviales efímeras, y dunas parabólicas producto de la removilización del sistema eólico infrayacente, asociadas con depósitos de flujos efímeros en manto. La extensión y geometría de los campos de dunas respondieron a variaciones climáticas de corto término, interferencia del sistema fluvial, oscilaciones del nivel freático, bajo suministro y/o disponibilidad de sedimentos y factores tectónicos. La Formación Anacleto presenta en su base sistemas fluviales de baja sinuosidad, alta energía y rápida agradación, controlados por un bajo espacio de acomodación y condiciones climáticas con marcada estacionalidad. Hacia el tope se identifica un sistema fluvial anastomosado que refleja variaciones climáticas y aumento de la tasa de subsidencia acompañada de un lento ascenso del nivel de base relacionado con la ingresión atlántica maastrichtiana.

  15. Structural Basis for the Magnesium-Dependent Activation and Hexamerization of the Lon AAA+ Protease.

    Su, Shih-Chieh; Lin, Chien-Chu; Tai, Hui-Chung; Chang, Mu-Yueh; Ho, Meng-Ru; Babu, C Satheesan; Liao, Jiahn-Haur; Wu, Shih-Hsiung; Chang, Yuan-Chih; Lim, Carmay; Chang, Chung-I

    2016-05-01

    The Lon AAA+ protease (LonA) plays important roles in protein homeostasis and regulation of diverse biological processes. LonA behaves as a homomeric hexamer in the presence of magnesium (Mg(2+)) and performs ATP-dependent proteolysis. However, it is also found that LonA can carry out Mg(2+)-dependent degradation of unfolded protein substrate in an ATP-independent manner. Here we show that in the presence of Mg(2+) LonA forms a non-secluded hexameric barrel with prominent openings, which explains why Mg(2+)-activated LonA can operate as a diffusion-based chambered protease to degrade unstructured protein and peptide substrates efficiently in the absence of ATP. A 1.85 Å crystal structure of Mg(2+)-activated protease domain reveals Mg(2+)-dependent remodeling of a substrate-binding loop and a potential metal-binding site near the Ser-Lys catalytic dyad, supported by biophysical binding assays and molecular dynamics simulations. Together, these findings reveal the specific roles of Mg(2+) in the molecular assembly and activation of LonA. PMID:27041593

  16. AAA-ATPase FIDGETIN-LIKE 1 and Helicase FANCM Antagonize Meiotic Crossovers by Distinct Mechanisms.

    Chloe Girard

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Meiotic crossovers (COs generate genetic diversity and are critical for the correct completion of meiosis in most species. Their occurrence is tightly constrained but the mechanisms underlying this limitation remain poorly understood. Here we identified the conserved AAA-ATPase FIDGETIN-LIKE-1 (FIGL1 as a negative regulator of meiotic CO formation. We show that Arabidopsis FIGL1 limits CO formation genome-wide, that FIGL1 controls dynamics of the two conserved recombinases DMC1 and RAD51 and that FIGL1 hinders the interaction between homologous chromosomes, suggesting that FIGL1 counteracts DMC1/RAD51-mediated inter-homologue strand invasion to limit CO formation. Further, depleting both FIGL1 and the previously identified anti-CO helicase FANCM synergistically increases crossover frequency. Additionally, we showed that the effect of mutating FANCM on recombination is much lower in F1 hybrids contrasting from the phenotype of inbred lines, while figl1 mutation equally increases crossovers in both contexts. This shows that the modes of action of FIGL1 and FANCM are differently affected by genomic contexts. We propose that FIGL1 and FANCM represent two successive barriers to CO formation, one limiting strand invasion, the other disassembling D-loops to promote SDSA, which when both lifted, leads to a large increase of crossovers, without impairing meiotic progression.

  17. Formulation and evaluation of semisolid jelly produced by Musa acuminata Colla (AAA Group) peels

    Noor Azwani Mohd Rasidek; Mariam Firdhaus Mad Nordin; Kamyar Shameli

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To study the jelly formulation produced by Musa acuminata Colla (AAA Group) peels and evaluate its antioxidant properties which are related to the product quality. Methods: The formulations of peel jelly were established under two-level full factorial designs within two blocks and one center point. Regarding response optimizer, the amount of sugar and citric acid was obtained; hence, the peel jellies were produced. The evaluation of antioxidant properties was conducted by using total phenolic content (TPC) assay and 1,1 diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical assay. Results: The TPC of peel powder varied from 91.8 to 602.26 mg gallic acid equivalents/100 g dry weight, and 5%–7% peel jellies had phenolic content ranging from 29.38 to 48.31 mg gallic acid equivalents/100 g dry weight. The results of DPPH test indicated that at 10 mg/mL, the peel powder showed 89% DPPH inhibition, while 7% peel jelly prominently exhibited 84% DPPH inhibition. The correlation between DPPH IC50 value and TPC of peel powder as well as peel jelly was quite reasonably high with correlation coefficient ranging from 0.843 7 to 0.995. Conclusions: TPC can be used as an indicator in assessing the antioxidant activity of fruits and vegetables. The present investigation reveals that TPC is mainly responsible for DPPH free radical scavenging capacity.

  18. EFECTO DE DOS TIPOS DE FUNDAS SOBRE EL FRUTO DE BANANO (Musa AAA

    Alfonso Vargas-Calvo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el efecto de dos fundas en la protección del racimo de banano (Musa AAA . En dos épocas climáticas (adversa y favorable bajo condiciones del Ca ribe de Costa Ri ca se evaluaron dos fundas: 1- azul Sa nta Lucía (bifentrina 0,1%, polie tileno de 12,7 ¿ de grosor, con perforaciones de 4 mm y 86,4 cm de ancho y 2- transparente con aditivos para filtrar la luz ultravioleta e infrarroja (bifentrina 0,1%, 20,3 ¿ de grosor, con perforaciones de 4 mm y 88,9 cm de ancho. El peso del racimo así como el grosor y la longitud del fruto central de la fila externa en la segunda, cuarta y sexta mano no difirieron (P> 0,0556 entre ambas fundas. Tampoco hubo diferencias entre estas en la apa rie ncia del racimo (P>0,4699 ni en la firmeza de la cáscara en grado 1 de maduración (P= 0,6268. En las varia bles de medición del color del fruto solamente L* presentó un valor (56,48 más alto (P=0,0109 con la funda transparente fotosensible, mie ntras que las otras dos varia bles relacionadas (a* y b* no fueron diferentes (P>0,1011 entre las fundas. El incremento adicional de 7,6 ¿ en el grosor del polie tileno de la funda transparente con respecto a la azul Sa nta Lucía, no ocasionó un incremento productivo ni una mejor apa rie ncia del racimo de banano y sus frutos.

  19. Verification of Rapid Arc™ planning with AAA algorithm using an inhomogeneous 3D phantom

    New technologies have been developed to improve the quality assurance of the planning with modulated beams. One way to deal with the high costs of the dosimetry equipment was to develop a 3D phantom, using TLDs and radiochromic film, designed by the Radiotherapy Quality Program of INCa. The calculus was done using the AAA algorithm with heterogeneity correction, making the phantom rather heterogeneous. Five measurements related to the Rapid Arc™ planning were taken, once there was the phantom CT for optimization. The purpose of this work is a 3D verification of the dose distribution in the heterogeneous phantom. The mean deviation in planning target volumes was lower than ±5%. On the other side, the results dispersion for the others heterogeneities was higher, the maximum mean deviation obtained, for example, for the heterogeneity related to the bladder, was 7.41%. The maximum standard deviation found for both cases was around 9% for the target heterogeneity and 11% for the other heterogeneities. The phantom might be an interesting tool in order to verify the Rapid Arc™ planning, however, more statistical data is necessary as to achieve better results for the analysis of dose distribution. (author)heterogeneous phantom. The mean deviation in planning target volumes was lower than ±5%. On the other side, the results dispersion for the others heterogeneities was higher, the maximum mean deviation obtained, for example, for the heterogeneity related to the bladder, was 7.41%. The maximum standard deviation found for both cases was around 9% for the target heterogeneity and 11% for the other heterogeneities. The phantom might be an interesting tool in order to verify the Rapid Arc™ planning, however, more statistical data is necessary as to achieve better results for the analysis of dose distribution. (author)

  20. A proteomic study of Corynebacterium glutamicum AAA+ protease FtsH

    Schluesener Daniela

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The influence of the membrane-bound AAA+ protease FtsH on membrane and cytoplasmic proteins of Corynebacterium glutamicum was investigated in this study. For the analysis of the membrane fraction, anion exchange chromatography was combined with SDS-PAGE, while the cytoplasmic protein fraction was studied by conventional two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Results In contrast to the situation in other bacteria, deletion of C. glutamicum ftsH has no significant effect on growth in standard minimal medium or response to heat or osmotic stress. On the proteome level, deletion of the ftsH gene resulted in a strong increase of ten cytoplasmic and membrane proteins, namely biotin carboxylase/biotin carboxyl carrier protein (accBC, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (gap, homocysteine methyltransferase (metE, malate synthase (aceB, isocitrate lyase (aceA, a conserved hypothetical protein (NCgl1985, succinate dehydrogenase A (sdhA, succinate dehydrogenase B (sdhB, succinate dehydrogenase CD (sdhCD, and glutamate binding protein (gluB, while 38 cytoplasmic and membrane-associated proteins showed a decreased abundance. The decreasing amount of succinate dehydrogenase A (sdhA in the cytoplasmic fraction of the ftsH mutant compared to the wild type and its increasing abundance in the membrane fraction indicates that FtsH might be involved in the cleavage of a membrane anchor of this membrane-associated protein and by this changes its localization. Conclusion The data obtained hint to an involvement of C. glutamicum FtsH protease mainly in regulation of energy and carbon metabolism, while the protease is not involved in stress response, as found in other bacteria.

  1. A dosimetric evaluation of the Eclipse AAA algorithm and Millennium 120 MLC for cranial intensity-modulated radiosurgery

    Calvo Ortega, Juan Francisco, E-mail: jfcdrr@yahoo.es; Moragues, Sandra; Pozo, Miquel; José, Sol San; Puertas, Enrique; Fernández, Jaime; Casals, Joan

    2014-07-01

    The aim of this study is to assess the accuracy of a convolution-based algorithm (anisotropic analytical algorithm [AAA]) implemented in the Eclipse planning system for intensity-modulated radiosurgery (IMRS) planning of small cranial targets by using a 5-mm leaf-width multileaf collimator (MLC). Overall, 24 patient-based IMRS plans for cranial lesions of variable size (0.3 to 15.1 cc) were planned (Eclipse, AAA, version 10.0.28) using fixed field-based IMRS produced by a Varian linear accelerator equipped with a 120 MLC (5-mm width on central leaves). Plan accuracy was evaluated according to phantom-based measurements performed with radiochromic film (EBT2, ISP, Wayne, NJ). Film 2D dose distributions were performed with the FilmQA Pro software (version 2011, Ashland, OH) by using the triple-channel dosimetry method. Comparison between computed and measured 2D dose distributions was performed using the gamma method (3%/1 mm). Performance of the MLC was checked by inspection of the DynaLog files created by the linear accelerator during the delivery of each dynamic field. The absolute difference between the calculated and measured isocenter doses for all the IMRS plans was 2.5% ± 2.1%. The gamma evaluation method resulted in high average passing rates of 98.9% ± 1.4% (red channel) and 98.9% ± 1.5% (blue and green channels). DynaLog file analysis revealed a maximum root mean square error of 0.46 mm. According to our results, we conclude that the Eclipse/AAA algorithm provides accurate cranial IMRS dose distributions that may be accurately delivered by a Varian linac equipped with a Millennium 120 MLC.

  2. A dosimetric evaluation of the Eclipse AAA algorithm and Millennium 120 MLC for cranial intensity-modulated radiosurgery

    The aim of this study is to assess the accuracy of a convolution-based algorithm (anisotropic analytical algorithm [AAA]) implemented in the Eclipse planning system for intensity-modulated radiosurgery (IMRS) planning of small cranial targets by using a 5-mm leaf-width multileaf collimator (MLC). Overall, 24 patient-based IMRS plans for cranial lesions of variable size (0.3 to 15.1 cc) were planned (Eclipse, AAA, version 10.0.28) using fixed field-based IMRS produced by a Varian linear accelerator equipped with a 120 MLC (5-mm width on central leaves). Plan accuracy was evaluated according to phantom-based measurements performed with radiochromic film (EBT2, ISP, Wayne, NJ). Film 2D dose distributions were performed with the FilmQA Pro software (version 2011, Ashland, OH) by using the triple-channel dosimetry method. Comparison between computed and measured 2D dose distributions was performed using the gamma method (3%/1 mm). Performance of the MLC was checked by inspection of the DynaLog files created by the linear accelerator during the delivery of each dynamic field. The absolute difference between the calculated and measured isocenter doses for all the IMRS plans was 2.5% ± 2.1%. The gamma evaluation method resulted in high average passing rates of 98.9% ± 1.4% (red channel) and 98.9% ± 1.5% (blue and green channels). DynaLog file analysis revealed a maximum root mean square error of 0.46 mm. According to our results, we conclude that the Eclipse/AAA algorithm provides accurate cranial IMRS dose distributions that may be accurately delivered by a Varian linac equipped with a Millennium 120 MLC

  3. Nanomechanical and Thermophoretic Analyses of the Nucleotide-Dependent Interactions between the AAA(+) Subunits of Magnesium Chelatase.

    Adams, Nathan B P; Vasilev, Cvetelin; Brindley, Amanda A; Hunter, C Neil

    2016-05-25

    In chlorophyll biosynthesis, the magnesium chelatase enzyme complex catalyzes the insertion of a Mg(2+) ion into protoporphyrin IX. Prior to this event, two of the three subunits, the AAA(+) proteins ChlI and ChlD, form a ChlID-MgATP complex. We used microscale thermophoresis to directly determine dissociation constants for the I-D subunits from Synechocystis, and to show that the formation of a ChlID-MgADP complex, mediated by the arginine finger and the sensor II domain on ChlD, is necessary for the assembly of the catalytically active ChlHID-MgATP complex. The N-terminal AAA(+) domain of ChlD is essential for complex formation, but some stability is preserved in the absence of the C-terminal integrin domain of ChlD, particularly if the intervening polyproline linker region is retained. Single molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS) was used to determine the factors that stabilize formation of the ChlID-MgADP complex at the single molecule level; ChlD was attached to an atomic force microscope (AFM) probe in two different orientations, and the ChlI subunits were tethered to a silica surface; the probability of subunits interacting more than doubled in the presence of MgADP, and we show that the N-terminal AAA(+) domain of ChlD mediates this process, in agreement with the microscale thermophoresis data. Analysis of the unbinding data revealed a most probable interaction force of around 109 pN for formation of single ChlID-MgADP complexes. These experiments provide a quantitative basis for understanding the assembly and function of the Mg chelatase complex. PMID:27133226

  4. Isolado do vírus do mosaico do pepino obtido de bananeira no Estado de São Paulo pertence ao subgrupo Ia Isolate of Cucumber mosaic virus obtained from banana in São Paulo State, Brazil, belongs to the subgroup Ia

    MARCELO EIRAS

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available Em 1996, foi feita a caracterização parcial de um isolado do vírus do mosaico do pepino (Cucumis mosaic virus, CMV obtido de bananeira (Musa sp. proveniente do município de Miracatu, SP. Com o objetivo de se determinar o subgrupo do isolado de CMV, recorreu-se às técnicas de ELISA, RT-PCR, RFLP e seqüenciamento de fragmentos de RNA genômico. Amostras de folhas infetadas, desidratadas com cloreto de cálcio e armazenadas à -20 °C desde 1994 na viroteca do Laboratório de Fitovirologia e Fisiopatologia, foram inoculadas em plantas de Nicotiana glutinosa. Dez dias após a inoculação, folhas apresentando mosaico foram utilizadas para DAS-ELISA e extração de RNAs totais. Em ELISA, houve reação apenas contra o anti-soro específico para CMV subgrupo I. Através de RT-PCR com primers desenhados para anelar em regiões conservadas da porção terminal 3' do gene da capa protéica, foi amplificado um fragmento de DNA com 486 pares de bases. O produto obtido via RT-PCR foi submetido à digestão com as enzimas EcoRI, HindIII, BamHI e MspI, obtendo-se um padrão de restrição esperado para o subgrupo I. Estes resultados foram confirmados através do seqüenciamento do produto de PCR, o qual apresentou homologia de 96% a 98% com os isolados do CMV pertencentes ao subgrupo I. Pelos sintomas observados na hospedeira diferencial Vigna unguiculata, o isolado foi confirmado como sendo do subgrupo Ia.In 1996, an isolate of Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV obtained from banana in São Paulo State, was partially characterizated. In order to establish its CMV subgroup, ELISA, RT-PCR, RFLP, and sequencing of a fragment of genomic RNA were used. Infected leaf samples that have been stored since 1994 on calcium chloride at -20 °C were inoculated in Nicotiana glutinosa plants. Ten days after inoculation, the leaves showing mosaic symptoms were used for ELISA and total RNA extraction. The ELISA results were positive for the antiserum against CMV subgroup I

  5. The AAA+ proteins Pontin and Reptin enter adult age: From understanding their basic biology to the identification of selective inhibitors

    Pedro M Matias

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Pontin and Reptin are related partner proteins belonging to the AAA+ (ATPases Associated with various cellular Activities family. They are implicated in multiple and seemingly unrelated processes encompassing the regulation of gene transcription, the remodeling of chromatin, DNA damage sensing and repair, and the assembly of protein and ribonucleoprotein complexes, among others. The 2nd International Workshop on Pontin and Reptin took place at the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier in Oeiras, Portugal on October 10-12, 2014, and reported significant new advances on the mechanisms of action of these two AAA+ ATPases. The major points under discussion were related to the mechanisms through which these proteins regulate gene transcription, their roles as co-chaperones, and their involvement in pathophysiology, especially in cancer and ciliary biology and disease. Finally, they may become anticancer drug targets since small chemical inhibitors were shown to produce anti-tumor effects in animal models.

  6. The AAA ATPase Vps4 Plays Important Roles in Candida albicans Hyphal Formation and is Inhibited by DBeQ.

    Zhang, Yahui; Li, Wanjie; Chu, Mi; Chen, Hengye; Yu, Haoyuan; Fang, Chaoguang; Sun, Ningze; Wang, Qiming; Luo, Tian; Luo, Kaiju; She, Xueping; Zhang, Mengqian; Yang, Dong

    2016-06-01

    Candida albicans is an opportunistic human pathogen, and its pathogenicity is associated with hyphal formation. Previous studies have shown that at neutral-to-alkaline pH, hyphal growth is dependent on the Rim101 pathway whose activation requires Snf7, a member of the ESCRT system. In this work, we described the purification and characterization of the C. albicans Vps4, an AAA ATPase required for recycling of the ESCRTs. Its role on hyphal growth has been investigated. Our data suggest deletion of Vps4 decreases overall hyphal growth at pH 7 and increases the growth of multiple hyphae induced by serum, which indicates that the ESCRTs may make a Rim101-independent contribution to hyphal growth. Furthermore, DBeQ, an inhibitor of the AAA ATPase p97, was shown to inhibit the ATPase activity of Vps4 with an IC50 of about 11.5 μM. To a less degree, it also inhibits hyphal growth. Our work may provide a new strategy to control C. albicans infection. PMID:26700222

  7. Unfolding the mechanism of the AAA+ unfoldase VAT by a combined cryo-EM, solution NMR study.

    Huang, Rui; Ripstein, Zev A; Augustyniak, Rafal; Lazniewski, Michal; Ginalski, Krzysztof; Kay, Lewis E; Rubinstein, John L

    2016-07-19

    The AAA+ (ATPases associated with a variety of cellular activities) enzymes play critical roles in a variety of homeostatic processes in all kingdoms of life. Valosin-containing protein-like ATPase of Thermoplasma acidophilum (VAT), the archaeal homolog of the ubiquitous AAA+ protein Cdc48/p97, functions in concert with the 20S proteasome by unfolding substrates and passing them on for degradation. Here, we present electron cryomicroscopy (cryo-EM) maps showing that VAT undergoes large conformational rearrangements during its ATP hydrolysis cycle that differ dramatically from the conformational states observed for Cdc48/p97. We validate key features of the model with biochemical and solution methyl-transverse relaxation optimized spectroscopY (TROSY) NMR experiments and suggest a mechanism for coupling the energy of nucleotide hydrolysis to substrate unfolding. These findings illustrate the unique complementarity between cryo-EM and solution NMR for studies of molecular machines, showing that the structural properties of VAT, as well as the population distributions of conformers, are similar in the frozen specimens used for cryo-EM and in the solution phase where NMR spectra are recorded. PMID:27402735

  8. Triple-A syndrome with prominent ophthalmic features and a novel mutation in the AAAS gene: a case report

    Stuart Caroline

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Triple-A syndrome (Allgrove syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by adrenal insufficiency, alacrima, achalasia, and – occasionally – autonomic instability. Mutations have been found in the AAAS gene on 12q13. Case presentation We present the case of a 12 year-old boy with classic systemic features of triple-A syndrome and several prominent ophthalmic features, including: accommodative spasm, dry eye, superficial punctate keratopathy, and pupillary hypersensitivity to dilute pilocarpine. MRI showed small lacrimal glands bilaterally. DNA sequencing of PCR-amplified fragments from the 16 exons of the AAAS gene revealed compound heterozygosity for a new, out-of-frame 5-bp deletion in exon 15, c1368-1372delGCTCA, and a previously-described nonsense mutation in exon 9, c938C>T, R286X. Conclusions In addition to known ophthalmic manifestations, triple-A syndrome can present with accommodative dysregulation and ocular signs of autonomic dysfunction.

  9. Crescimento de mudas micropropagadas da bananeira cv. Nanicão, em diferentes substratos e fontes de fertilizante = Growth of micropropagated cavendish banana seedlings in different substrates and fertilizer sources

    Edson Shigueaki Nomura; Juliana Domingues Lima; Valéria Augusta Garcia; Domingos Sávio Rodrigues

    2008-01-01

    Com objetivo de avaliar o efeito de diferentes substratos combinados a fontes de fertilizantes no crescimento de mudas de bananeira micropropagadas cv. Nanicão (Musa spp. AAA), foi instalado um experimento em blocos casualizados, no esquema fatorial 5 x 3,com quatro repetições. Os substratos utilizados foram: S1 - Terra de subsolo + casca de arroz carbonizada + Rendmax Floreira®; S2 - Terra de subsolo + casca de arroz carbonizada + Organifol®; S3 - Terra de subsolo + casca de arroz carbonizad...

  10. Formación Anta (Mioceno Temprano/Medio, Subgrupo Metán (Grupo Orán, en el río Piedras, Pcia. de Salta: Datos palinológicos Anta Formation (Miocene, Metán Subgroup (Orán Group, in río Piedras, Salta Province: Palynological data

    M. Quattrocchio

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Aproximadamente en el Eoceno medio -Fase Incaica- culminó la acumulación del Grupo Salta (Cretácico-Paleógeno. A continuación y coincidente con el inicio de un ambiente tectónico compresivo en los Andes Centrales comenzó el depósito del Subgrupo Metán (Grupo Orán, constituído por las formaciones Río Seco, Anta y Jesús María. La Formación Anta en río Piedras de 300 m de espesor, consta de arcilitas, calizas oolíticas y tobas acumuladas en un ambiente de lago salino. Se presenta en este trabajo, un análisis palinológico comparativo entre la Formación Anta (Subgrupo Metán y el Subgrupo Santa Bárbara del Grupo Salta (Paleoceno-Eoceno. Regionalmente el espectro polínico reflejaría la presencia de la foresta sub-tropical húmeda (Verrustephanoporites simplex, en muy bajo porcentaje con respecto al Subgrupo Santa Bárbara. La relativa mayor representación de Rhoipites sp. A (Rutaceae, cf. Ruta asociado a Podocarpaceae y Anacardiaceae sugiere una paleocomunidad de mayor altitud (ambiente montano. Basado en estudios palinológicos y sedimentológicos el perfil analizado corresponde a un lago salino. Se registra la primera expansión de la estepa en el NO argentino asociado a condiciones relativamente áridas. Estas evidencias fueron corroboradas mediante el registro de hongos.Deposition of the Salta Group (Cretaceous-Paleogene terminated in the mid Eocene - Inca Diastrophic Phase. Following a compressive tectonic event in the Central Andes, this was succeeded by deposition of Metán Subgroup, divisible into Río Seco, Anta and Jesús María formations. The Anta Formation (300m thick in Río Piedras is characterised by claystone, oolitic limestone and tuff deposited in shallow lakes or on a muddy plain. A comparative palynological analysis between Santa Bárbara Subgroup and Anta Formation (Metán Subgroup shows that the transitional forest flora of the Anta Formation was more impoverished than that of the Santa Bárbara Subgroup

  11. Pareto front analysis of 6 and 15 MV dynamic IMRT for lung cancer using pencil beam, AAA and Monte Carlo

    Ottosson, R O; Hauer, Anna Karlsson; Behrens, C.F.

    2010-01-01

    are conventionally used for lung treatments. The aim of this study was to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of dynamic IMRT treatment planning for high and low photon energy in order to assess if deviating from the conventional low energy approach could be favorable in some cases. Furthermore, the influence...... of motion on the dose distribution was investigated. Four non-small cell lung cancer cases were selected for this study. Inverse planning was conducted using Varian Eclipse. A total number of 31 dynamic IMRT plans, distributed amongst the four cases, were created ranging from PTV conformity weighted...... to normal tissue sparing weighted. All optimized treatment plans were calculated using three different calculation algorithms (PBC, AAA and MC). In order to study the influence of motion, two virtual lung phantoms were created. The idea was to mimic two different situations: one where the GTV is located...

  12. Pareto front analysis of 6 and 15 MV dynamic IMRT for lung cancer using pencil beam, AAA and Monte Carlo

    Ottosson, R O; Hauer, Anna Karlsson; Behrens, C.F.

    2010-01-01

    conventionally used for lung treatments. The aim of this study was to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of dynamic IMRT treatment planning for high and low photon energy in order to assess if deviating from the conventional low energy approach could be favorable in some cases. Furthermore, the influence...... of motion on the dose distribution was investigated. Four non-small cell lung cancer cases were selected for this study. Inverse planning was conducted using Varian Eclipse. A total number of 31 dynamic IMRT plans, distributed amongst the four cases, were created ranging from PTV conformity weighted...... to normal tissue sparing weighted. All optimized treatment plans were calculated using three different calculation algorithms (PBC, AAA and MC). In order to study the influence of motion, two virtual lung phantoms were created. The idea was to mimic two different situations: one where the GTV is...

  13. Comparison of Acuros (AXB) and Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) for dose calculation in treatment of oesophageal cancer: effects on modelling tumour control probability

    To investigate systematic changes in dose arising when treatment plans optimised using the Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) are recalculated using Acuros XB (AXB) in patients treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT) for locally advanced oesophageal cancers. We have compared treatment plans created using AAA with those recalculated using AXB. Although the Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) is currently more widely used in clinical routine, Acuros XB (AXB) has been shown to more accurately calculate the dose distribution, particularly in heterogeneous regions. Studies to predict clinical outcome should be based on modelling the dose delivered to the patient as accurately as possible. CT datasets from ten patients were selected for this retrospective study. VMAT (Volumetric modulated arc therapy) plans with 2 arcs, collimator rotation ± 5-10° and dose prescription 50 Gy / 25 fractions were created using Varian Eclipse (v10.0). The initial dose calculation was performed with AAA, and AXB plans were created by re-calculating the dose distribution using the same number of monitor units (MU) and multileaf collimator (MLC) files as the original plan. The difference in calculated dose to organs at risk (OAR) was compared using dose-volume histogram (DVH) statistics and p values were calculated using the Wilcoxon signed rank test. The potential clinical effect of dosimetric differences in the gross tumour volume (GTV) was evaluated using three different TCP models from the literature. PTV Median dose was apparently 0.9 Gy lower (range: 0.5 Gy - 1.3 Gy; p < 0.05) for VMAT AAA plans re-calculated with AXB and GTV mean dose was reduced by on average 1.0 Gy (0.3 Gy −1.5 Gy; p < 0.05). An apparent difference in TCP of between 1.2% and 3.1% was found depending on the choice of TCP model. OAR mean dose was lower in the AXB recalculated plan than the AAA plan (on average, dose reduction: lung 1.7%, heart 2.4%). Similar trends were seen for CRT plans

  14. Freqüência de relatos de parafunções nos subgrupos diagnósticos de DTM de acordo com os critérios diagnósticos para pesquisa em disfunções temporomandibulares (RDC/TMD Frequency of relates of parafunctions in the diagnostic subgroups of TMD according to research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (RDC/TMD

    Raquel Stumpf Branco

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: as disfunções temporomandibulares (DTM podem ser definidas como um conjunto de condições dolorosas e/ou disfuncionais, que envolvem os músculos da mastigação e/ou as articulações temporomandibulares (ATM. Um dos meios usados para o diagnóstico é o "Critério Diagnóstico para Pesquisa em Disfunções Temporomandibulares" (RDC/TMD. Hábitos parafuncionais são aqueles não relacionados à execução das funções normais do sistema estomatognático. O bruxismo é caracterizado por atividade parafuncional noturna involuntária dos músculos mastigatórios, enquanto o apertamento dentário é considerado uma parafunção diurna envolvendo esta musculatura, embora possa ocorrer também à noite. OBJETIVOS: o objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar a freqüência do relato de parafunções orais diurna e/ou noturna em pacientes com DTM nos diferentes subgrupos diagnósticos do RDC/TMD. METODOLOGIA: foram utilizados dados provenientes de 217 pacientes que procuraram tratamento na Clínica de DTM e Dor Orofacial da Faculdade de Medicina de Petrópolis, sendo avaliados através do questionário e exame físico que compõem o RDC/TMD. RESULTADOS: dos 182 pacientes com DTM estudados, 76,9% relataram algum tipo de parafunção, podendo ser diurna, noturna ou a associação de ambas. A parafunção diurna foi a mais freqüentemente relatada entre os subgrupos de DTM, sendo encontrada em 64,8% dos casos contra 55,5% dos casos com relato de bruxismo. O relato de ambas as parafunções foi constatado em 43,4% dos pacientes com DTM. CONCLUSÕES: considerando cada subgrupo diagnóstico, os relatos de parafunções diurna e noturna foram mais freqüentes nos pacientes com dor miofascial.INTRODUCTION: temporomandibular disorders (TMD can be defined as a group of painful and/or dysfunctional conditions that involve masticatory muscles and/or the temporomandibular joints (TMJ. One of the methods used to the diagnostic is the "Research

  15. Structural insights into the Escherichia coli lysine decarboxylases and molecular determinants of interaction with the AAA+ ATPase RavA

    Kandiah, Eaazhisai; Carriel, Diego; Perard, Julien; Malet, Hélène; Bacia, Maria; Liu, Kaiyin; Chan, Sze W. S.; Houry, Walid A.; Ollagnier de Choudens, Sandrine; Elsen, Sylvie; Gutsche, Irina

    2016-01-01

    The inducible lysine decarboxylase LdcI is an important enterobacterial acid stress response enzyme whereas LdcC is its close paralogue thought to play mainly a metabolic role. A unique macromolecular cage formed by two decamers of the Escherichia coli LdcI and five hexamers of the AAA+ ATPase RavA was shown to counteract acid stress under starvation. Previously, we proposed a pseudoatomic model of the LdcI-RavA cage based on its cryo-electron microscopy map and crystal structures of an inactive LdcI decamer and a RavA monomer. We now present cryo-electron microscopy 3D reconstructions of the E. coli LdcI and LdcC, and an improved map of the LdcI bound to the LARA domain of RavA, at pH optimal for their enzymatic activity. Comparison with each other and with available structures uncovers differences between LdcI and LdcC explaining why only the acid stress response enzyme is capable of binding RavA. We identify interdomain movements associated with the pH-dependent enzyme activation and with the RavA binding. Multiple sequence alignment coupled to a phylogenetic analysis reveals that certain enterobacteria exert evolutionary pressure on the lysine decarboxylase towards the cage-like assembly with RavA, implying that this complex may have an important function under particular stress conditions. PMID:27080013

  16. In-situ monitoring of blood glucose level for dialysis machine by AAA-battery-size ATR Fourier spectroscopy

    Hosono, Satsuki; Sato, Shun; Ishida, Akane; Suzuki, Yo; Inohara, Daichi; Nogo, Kosuke; Abeygunawardhana, Pradeep K.; Suzuki, Satoru; Nishiyama, Akira; Wada, Kenji; Ishimaru, Ichiro

    2015-07-01

    For blood glucose level measurement of dialysis machines, we proposed AAA-battery-size ATR (Attenuated total reflection) Fourier spectroscopy in middle infrared light region. The proposed one-shot Fourier spectroscopic imaging is a near-common path and spatial phase-shift interferometer with high time resolution. Because numerous number of spectral data that is 60 (= camera frame rare e.g. 60[Hz]) multiplied by pixel number could be obtained in 1[sec.], statistical-averaging improvement realize high-accurate spectral measurement. We evaluated the quantitative accuracy of our proposed method for measuring glucose concentration in near-infrared light region with liquid cells. We confirmed that absorbance at 1600[nm] had high correlations with glucose concentrations (correlation coefficient: 0.92). But to measure whole-blood, complex light phenomenon caused from red blood cells, that is scattering and multiple reflection or so, deteriorate spectral data. Thus, we also proposed the ultrasound-assisted spectroscopic imaging that traps particles at standing-wave node. Thus, if ATR prism is oscillated mechanically, anti-node area is generated around evanescent light field on prism surface. By elimination complex light phenomenon of red blood cells, glucose concentration in whole-blood will be quantify with high accuracy. In this report, we successfully trapped red blood cells in normal saline solution with ultrasonic standing wave (frequency: 2[MHz]).

  17. Quantum corrections to ward identities of chronological AVV- and AAA-current correlators for nondegenerate many-fermion systems in the four-dimensional world

    The explicit form of nontrivial quantum corrections to Ward identities for AVV- and AAA-current correlators in the four-dimensional world for nondegenerate many-fermion systems of general type is obtained. The characteristics of all nontrivial quantum corrections for nondegenerate two-flavour fermion systems are classified and described. In particular, the well-known results follow from ours for the trivial quantum corrections (anomalies) in the case of the degenerate spectrum of fermion masses

  18. Elements in nucleotide sensing and hydrolysis of the AAA+ disaggregation machine ClpB: a structure-based mechanistic dissection of a molecular motor

    High-resolution crystal structures together with mutational analysis and transient kinetics experiments were utilized to understand nucleotide sensing and the regulation of the ATPase cycle in an AAA+ molecular motor. ATPases of the AAA+ superfamily are large oligomeric molecular machines that remodel their substrates by converting the energy from ATP hydrolysis into mechanical force. This study focuses on the molecular chaperone ClpB, the bacterial homologue of Hsp104, which reactivates aggregated proteins under cellular stress conditions. Based on high-resolution crystal structures in different nucleotide states, mutational analysis and nucleotide-binding kinetics experiments, the ATPase cycle of the C-terminal nucleotide-binding domain (NBD2), one of the motor subunits of this AAA+ disaggregation machine, is dissected mechanistically. The results provide insights into nucleotide sensing, explaining how the conserved sensor 2 motif contributes to the discrimination between ADP and ATP binding. Furthermore, the role of a conserved active-site arginine (Arg621), which controls binding of the essential Mg2+ ion, is described. Finally, a hypothesis is presented as to how the ATPase activity is regulated by a conformational switch that involves the essential Walker A lysine. In the proposed model, an unusual side-chain conformation of this highly conserved residue stabilizes a catalytically inactive state, thereby avoiding unnecessary ATP hydrolysis

  19. Elements in nucleotide sensing and hydrolysis of the AAA+ disaggregation machine ClpB: a structure-based mechanistic dissection of a molecular motor

    Zeymer, Cathleen, E-mail: cathleen.zeymer@mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de; Barends, Thomas R. M.; Werbeck, Nicolas D.; Schlichting, Ilme; Reinstein, Jochen, E-mail: cathleen.zeymer@mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de [Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Jahnstrasse 29, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)

    2014-02-01

    High-resolution crystal structures together with mutational analysis and transient kinetics experiments were utilized to understand nucleotide sensing and the regulation of the ATPase cycle in an AAA+ molecular motor. ATPases of the AAA+ superfamily are large oligomeric molecular machines that remodel their substrates by converting the energy from ATP hydrolysis into mechanical force. This study focuses on the molecular chaperone ClpB, the bacterial homologue of Hsp104, which reactivates aggregated proteins under cellular stress conditions. Based on high-resolution crystal structures in different nucleotide states, mutational analysis and nucleotide-binding kinetics experiments, the ATPase cycle of the C-terminal nucleotide-binding domain (NBD2), one of the motor subunits of this AAA+ disaggregation machine, is dissected mechanistically. The results provide insights into nucleotide sensing, explaining how the conserved sensor 2 motif contributes to the discrimination between ADP and ATP binding. Furthermore, the role of a conserved active-site arginine (Arg621), which controls binding of the essential Mg{sup 2+} ion, is described. Finally, a hypothesis is presented as to how the ATPase activity is regulated by a conformational switch that involves the essential Walker A lysine. In the proposed model, an unusual side-chain conformation of this highly conserved residue stabilizes a catalytically inactive state, thereby avoiding unnecessary ATP hydrolysis.

  20. Verification of Rapid Arc™ planning with AAA algorithm using an inhomogeneous 3D phantom; Verificacao de planejamentos de RapidArc™ com algoritmo AAA usando um fantoma heterogeneo 3D

    Trindade, Cassia; Silva, Leonardo P.; Souza, Roberto S.; Batista, Delano V.L.; Martins, Lais P.; Santos, Maira R.; Garcia, Paulo L., E-mail: cassiatr@gmail.com [Instituto Nacional do Cancer (INCa), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2013-12-15

    New technologies have been developed to improve the quality assurance of the planning with modulated beams. One way to deal with the high costs of the dosimetry equipment was to develop a 3D phantom, using TLDs and radiochromic film, designed by the Radiotherapy Quality Program of INCa. The calculus was done using the AAA algorithm with heterogeneity correction, making the phantom rather heterogeneous. Five measurements related to the Rapid Arc™ planning were taken, once there was the phantom CT for optimization. The purpose of this work is a 3D verification of the dose distribution in the heterogeneous phantom. The mean deviation in planning target volumes was lower than ±5%. On the other side, the results dispersion for the others heterogeneities was higher, the maximum mean deviation obtained, for example, for the heterogeneity related to the bladder, was 7.41%. The maximum standard deviation found for both cases was around 9% for the target heterogeneity and 11% for the other heterogeneities. The phantom might be an interesting tool in order to verify the Rapid Arc™ planning, however, more statistical data is necessary as to achieve better results for the analysis of dose distribution. (author)heterogeneous phantom. The mean deviation in planning target volumes was lower than ±5%. On the other side, the results dispersion for the others heterogeneities was higher, the maximum mean deviation obtained, for example, for the heterogeneity related to the bladder, was 7.41%. The maximum standard deviation found for both cases was around 9% for the target heterogeneity and 11% for the other heterogeneities. The phantom might be an interesting tool in order to verify the Rapid Arc™ planning, however, more statistical data is necessary as to achieve better results for the analysis of dose distribution. (author)

  1. Evaluation of the Analytical Anisotropic Algorithm (AAA) in dose calculation for fields with non-uniform fluences considering heterogeneity correction; Avaliacao do Algoritmo Analitico Anisotropico (AAA) no calculo de dose para campos com fluencia nao uniforme considerando correcao de heterogeneidade

    Bornatto, P.; Funchal, M.; Bruning, F.; Toledo, H.; Lyra, J.; Fernandes, T.; Toledo, F.; Marciao, C., E-mail: pricila_bornatto@yahoo.com.br [Hospital Erasto Gaertner (LPCC), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Departamento de Radioterapia

    2014-08-15

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the calculation of dose distribution AAA (Varian Medical Systems) for fields with non-uniform fluences considering heterogeneity correction. Five different phantoms were used with different density materials. These phantoms were scanned in the CT BrightSpeed (©GE Healthcare) upon the array of detectors MAPCHECK2 TM (Sun Nuclear Corporation) and irradiated in a linear accelerator 600 CD (Varian Medical Systems) 6MV and rate dose 400MU/min with isocentric setup. The fluences used were exported from IMRT plans, calculated by ECLIPSE™ planning system (Varian Medical Systems), and a 10x10 cm{sup 2} field to assess the heterogeneity correction for uniform fluence. The measured dose distribution was compared to the calculated by Gamma analysis with approval criteria of 3% / 3 mm and 10% threshold. The evaluation was performed using the software SNCPatient (Sun Nuclear Corporation) and considering absolute dose normalized at maximum. The phantoms best performers were those with low density materials, with an average of 99.2% approval. Already phantoms with plates of higher density material presented various fluences below 95% of the points approved. The average value reached 94.3%. It was observed a dependency between fluency and approved percentage points, whereas for the same fluency, 100% of the points have been approved in all phantoms. The approval criteria for IMRT plans recommended in most centers is 3% / 3mm with at least 95% of points approved, it can be concluded that, under these conditions, the IMRT plans with heterogeneity correction can be performed , however the quality control must be careful because the difficulty of the system to accurately predict the dose distribution in certain situations. (author)

  2. The Whipple Museum and Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

    Pippard, Brian

    The Whipple Museum is part of the History and Philosophy of Science Department in the University of Cambridge. It is on your right as soon as you enter Free School Lane from Pembroke Street, and is normally open between 1:30 and 4:30 P.M. on weekdays. The main room, a hall with hammer-beam roof, is a relic of Stephen Perse’s school (1624) now flourishing elsewhere in the city. It houses a large collection of mathematical, physical and astronomical instruments — abaci, Napier’s bones, slide rules; sextants and other surveying instruments; telescopes, compasses and pocket sundials (especially of ivory from Nuremberg 1500-1700); and a Grand Orrery by George Adams (1750). The gallery of a second room is used for special exhibitions, often of items from the well-stocked store. Some specialist catalogues have been compiled and are on sale.

  3. Experimental verification of the Acuros XB and AAA dose calculation adjacent to heterogeneous media for IMRT and RapidArc of nasopharygeal carcinoma

    Purpose: To compare the doses calculated by the Acuros XB (AXB) algorithm and analytical anisotropic algorithm (AAA) with experimentally measured data adjacent to and within heterogeneous medium using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and RapidArc® (RA) volumetric arc therapy plans for nasopharygeal carcinoma (NPC). Methods: Two-dimensional dose distribution immediately adjacent to both air and bone inserts of a rectangular tissue equivalent phantom irradiated using IMRT and RA plans for NPC cases were measured with GafChromic® EBT3 films. Doses near and within the nasopharygeal (NP) region of an anthropomorphic phantom containing heterogeneous medium were also measured with thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) and EBT3 films. The measured data were then compared with the data calculated by AAA and AXB. For AXB, dose calculations were performed using both dose-to-medium (AXBDm) and dose-to-water (AXBDw) options. Furthermore, target dose differences between AAA and AXB were analyzed for the corresponding real patients. The comparison of real patient plans was performed by stratifying the targets into components of different densities, including tissue, bone, and air. Results: For the verification of planar dose distribution adjacent to air and bone using the rectangular phantom, the percentages of pixels that passed the gamma analysis with the ± 3%/3mm criteria were 98.7%, 99.5%, and 97.7% on the axial plane for AAA, AXBDm, and AXBDw, respectively, averaged over all IMRT and RA plans, while they were 97.6%, 98.2%, and 97.7%, respectively, on the coronal plane. For the verification of planar dose distribution within the NP region of the anthropomorphic phantom, the percentages of pixels that passed the gamma analysis with the ± 3%/3mm criteria were 95.1%, 91.3%, and 99.0% for AAA, AXBDm, and AXBDw, respectively, averaged over all IMRT and RA plans. Within the NP region where air and bone were present, the film measurements represented the dose close to

  4. Evaluation of the Analytical Anisotropic Algorithm (AAA) in dose calculation for fields with non-uniform fluences considering heterogeneity correction

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the calculation of dose distribution AAA (Varian Medical Systems) for fields with non-uniform fluences considering heterogeneity correction. Five different phantoms were used with different density materials. These phantoms were scanned in the CT BrightSpeed (©GE Healthcare) upon the array of detectors MAPCHECK2 TM (Sun Nuclear Corporation) and irradiated in a linear accelerator 600 CD (Varian Medical Systems) 6MV and rate dose 400MU/min with isocentric setup. The fluences used were exported from IMRT plans, calculated by ECLIPSE™ planning system (Varian Medical Systems), and a 10x10 cm2 field to assess the heterogeneity correction for uniform fluence. The measured dose distribution was compared to the calculated by Gamma analysis with approval criteria of 3% / 3 mm and 10% threshold. The evaluation was performed using the software SNCPatient (Sun Nuclear Corporation) and considering absolute dose normalized at maximum. The phantoms best performers were those with low density materials, with an average of 99.2% approval. Already phantoms with plates of higher density material presented various fluences below 95% of the points approved. The average value reached 94.3%. It was observed a dependency between fluency and approved percentage points, whereas for the same fluency, 100% of the points have been approved in all phantoms. The approval criteria for IMRT plans recommended in most centers is 3% / 3mm with at least 95% of points approved, it can be concluded that, under these conditions, the IMRT plans with heterogeneity correction can be performed , however the quality control must be careful because the difficulty of the system to accurately predict the dose distribution in certain situations. (author)

  5. The maize AAA-type protein SKD1 confers enhanced salt and drought stress tolerance in transgenic tobacco by interacting with Lyst-interacting protein 5.

    Zongliang Xia

    Full Text Available ATPase associated with various cellular activities (AAA proteins are important regulators involved in diverse cellular functions. To date, the molecular mechanisms of AAA proteins involved in response to salt and drought stresses in plants are largely unknown. In this study, a putative SKD1 (suppressor of K(+ transport growth defect 1 ortholog from Zea mays (ZmSKD1, which encodes a putative AAA protein, was isolated. The transcript levels of ZmSKD1 were higher in aerial tissues and were markedly up-regulated by salt or drought stress. Over-expression of ZmSKD1 in tobacco plants enhanced their tolerances not only to salt but to drought. Moreover, reactive oxygen species accumulations in ZmSKD1 transgenic lines were relative less than those in wild-type plants during salt or PEG-induced water stress. The interaction between ZmSKD1 and NtLIP5 (Lyst-Interacting Protein 5 homolog from Nicotiana tabacum was confirmed by both yeast two-hybrid and immuno-precipitation assays; moreover, the α-helix-rich domain in the C-terminus of ZmSKD1 was identified to be required for its interaction with NtLIP5 using truncation mutations. Collectively, these data demonstrate that ZmSKD1could be involved in salt and drought stress responses and its over-expression enhances salt or drought stress tolerance possibly through interacting with LIP5 in tobacco. This study may facilitate our understandings of the biological roles of SKD1-mediated ESCRT pathway under stress conditions in higher plants and accelerate genetic improvement of crop plants tolerant to environmental stresses.

  6. A complex of mammalian Ufd1 and Npl4 links the AAA-ATPase, p97, to ubiquitin and nuclear transport pathways

    Meyer, Hemmo H.; Shorter, James G.; Seemann, Joachim; Pappin, Darryl; Warren, Graham

    2000-01-01

    The AAA-ATPase, p97/Cdc48p, has been implicated in many different pathways ranging from membrane fusion to ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation. Binding of the p47 complex directs p97 to act in the post-mitotic fusion of Golgi membranes. We now describe another binding complex comprising mammalian Ufd1 and Npl4. Yeast Ufd1p is required for ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation whereas yeast Npl4p has been implicated in nuclear transport. In rat liver cytosol, Ufd1 and Npl4 form a binary ...

  7. Dosimetric accuracy and clinical quality of Acuros XB and AAA dose calculation algorithm for stereotactic and conventional lung volumetric modulated arc therapy plans

    The main aim of the current study was to assess the dosimetric accuracy and clinical quality of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans for stereotactic (stage I) and conventional (stage III) lung cancer treatments planned with Eclipse version 10.0 Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) and Acuros XB (AXB) algorithm. The dosimetric impact of using AAA instead of AXB, and grid size 2.5 mm instead of 1.0 mm for VMAT treatment plans was evaluated. The clinical plan quality of AXB VMAT was assessed using 45 stage I and 73 stage III patients, and was compared with published results, planned with VMAT and hybrid-VMAT techniques. The dosimetric impact on near-minimum PTV dose (D98%) using AAA instead of AXB was large (underdose up to 12.3%) for stage I and very small (underdose up to 0.8%) for stage III lung treatments. There were no significant differences for dose volume histogram (DVH) values between grid sizes. The calculation time was significantly higher for AXB grid size 1.0 than 2.5 mm (p < 0.01). The clinical quality of the VMAT plans was at least comparable with clinical qualities given in literature of lung treatment plans with VMAT and hybrid-VMAT techniques. The average mean lung dose (MLD), lung V20Gy and V5Gy in this study were respectively 3.6 Gy, 4.1% and 15.7% for 45 stage I patients and 12.4 Gy, 19.3% and 46.6% for 73 stage III lung patients. The average contra-lateral lung dose V5Gy-cont was 35.6% for stage III patients. For stereotactic and conventional lung treatments, VMAT calculated with AXB grid size 2.5 mm resulted in accurate dose calculations. No hybrid technique was needed to obtain the dose constraints. AXB is recommended instead of AAA for avoiding serious overestimation of the minimum target doses compared to the actual delivered dose

  8. Altered Response to Biotic and Abiotic Stress in Tissue Culture-Induced Off-Type Plants of East African Highland Banana (Musa AAA East Africa)

    Theodosy Msogoya; Brian Grout

    2008-01-01

    This study was conducted to investigate black sigatoka disease and drought stress responses of off-type plants derived from shoot-tip micropropagation of East African highland banana (Musa AAA East Africa) landrace Uganda. Results showed that the off-type plants were more (p<0.05) tolerant to black sigatoka disease with the infection index of 17.5% compared to 30.1 and 22.8% of the micropropagation (MP) derived phenotypically normal plants and Conventional Propagation (CP) derived p...

  9. AAA安全管理系统在数字图书馆中的应用%Application of AAA Secure Management Information System to Digital Library

    雷向康

    2009-01-01

    针对当前数字图书馆网络系统设备中普遍存在的安全隐患问题,提出在各网络设备中使用基于AAA(认证、授权、记账)的方法,在管理和控制端,使用一套Cisco Secure ACS(思科安全访问控制服务器)软件, 用TACACS+或RADIUS协议与ACS进行通信认证.AAA安全管理系统部署后,成功地解决了这一难题,实验证明本方法行之有效.%In order to overcome the common obstacle of secure and peril problems of the switchs in digital library networks, this paper develops the method based on AAA(Authentication、Authorization、Accounting) in client switchs of networks and Cisco Secure ACS(Access Control Server)in management server,by communication between switchs and ACS through protocol of TACACS+ or RADIUS.The method is tested successfully and proved effectively in our ditital library.

  10. Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcome Network Early Anti-inflammatory Treatment in Patients with Acute ACL Tear” (MOON-AAA) Clinical Trial

    Lattermann, Christian; Proffitt, Mary; Huston, Laura J.; Gammon, Lee; Johnson, Darren L.; Kraus, Virginia B.; Spindler, Kurt P.

    2016-01-01

    Objectives: We present the early results from the “Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcome Network Early Anti-inflammatory Treatment in Patients with Acute ACL Tear and Painful Effusions” (MOON-AAA) clinical trial (figure 1). This trial allows for a well controlled prospective cohort of patients with isolated ACL injury at risk for OA. We compared the effect of a single versus a repeated dosage of Kenalog within the first two weeks after ACL injury and its effect on chondral degradation in the first 4 weeks prior to surgical reconstruction of the ACL. Methods: 49 patients with isolated ACL tears were enrolled. Knee joints were aspirated and patients received an injection with 40 mg Kenalog either within 4 days, 10 days, both time points or not at all (saline injection control). Serum, synovial fluid and urine were collected at 3 time points. Permutated block randomization, triple blinding, independent monitoring and standardized x-ray was performed to comply with GCP standards. Patient reported outcomes were collected at 6 time points up to 6 months post-ACL reconstruction(IKDC, KOOS and Marx activity level). A standardized synovial fluid biomarker panel was analyzed according to OARSI guidelines. Statistical analysis were performed using SAS mixed models analysis. Results: Serum analysis shows significant change after injury. Chondrodegradatory markers such as CTX-II, MMP-1 and MMP-3 as well as COMP indicate a progressive destruction of chondral matrix and collagen breakdown . There is a dramatic (250%) increase of CTX-II in the first 4 weeks. Matrix proteins such as MMP-1 and 3 as well as COMP show an initial increase and then a steep decline (see figure 1). Inflammatory markers (IL-1 alpha, IL-1beta, IRAP) show a decline from the time of injury. IL-1 alpha, however shows a dramatic uptake after week 2. This longitudinal data confirms a dramatic onset of early osteoarthritic biomarker profiles immediately after ACL injury as measured in synovial fluid

  11. Caracterização do grânulo de amido de bananas (Musa AAA-Nanicão e Musa AAB-Terra Characterization of starch granules from bananas Musa AAA-Nanicão and Musa AAB-Terra

    M.C.J. Freitas

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available O amido de bananas tem sido pesquisado na área de nutrição a partir da introdução do conceito de Amido Resistente. O amido de Musa AAA-Nanicão e Musa AAB-Terra foram caracterizados quanto as suas respostas fisiológicas [12]. Em continuidade, o presente trabalho estudou características físicas e morfológicas dos grânulos de amido de ambas as espécies de banana comparando-as com amido nativo de milho comercial. O amido de bananas foi extraído segundo CHIANG, CHU & CHU [3]. A morfologia dos grânulos foi realizada após tratamento enzimático in vitro a 37°C/24h com alfa-amilase pancreática. Foram efetuados os respectivos amilogramas e difractogramas de raios-X. Os grânulos de amido da Musa Tipo AAA-Nanicão apresentaram comprimento entre 30-40µm. Em Musa AAB-Terra, os grânulos, também ovais e alongados, eram um pouco menores, 20-30µm. A corrosão enzimática in vitro iniciava-se sobre a superfície anteriormente lisa e formavam estrias superficiais e apicais. A Microscopia Eletrônica de Varredura (MEV mostrou que a hidrólise in vitro por 24 horas foi pequena e ocorria sobretudo nas camadas amorfas dos grânulos de ambas as espécies. O padrão de corrosão demonstrou-se distinto daquele ocorrido no amido de milho. As suspensões de amido de bananas ao viscosímetro demonstraram forte capacidade de hidratação e menor capacidade de retrogradação em relação ao milho, sobretudo do amido de Musa Tipo AAA-Nanicão; o amido de Musa Tipo AAB-Terra apresentou maior estabilidade de pasta. Na análise de difração de raios-X, os grânulos de bananas apresentaram padrão tipo B e C para Musa Tipo AAA-Nanicão e Musa Tipo AAB-Terra, respectivamente. Conclui-se que os amidos de Musa AAA-Nanicão e Musa AAB-Terra são estruturalmente distintos, justificando as respostas fisiológicas distintas encontradas posteriormente pelos mesmos autores. As distinções das propriedades físicas e bioquímicas obtidas para os grânulos, embora

  12. Geometrical determinations of IMRT photon pencil-beam path in radiotherapy wedges and limit divergence angle with the Anisotropic Analytic Algorithm (AAA

    Francisco Casesnoves

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Static wedge filters (WF are commonly used in radiation therapy, forward and/or inverse planning. We calculated the exact 2D/3D geometrical pathway of the photon-beam through the usual alloy WF, in order to get a better dose related to the beam intensity attenuation factor(s, after the beam has passed through the WF. The objective was to provide general formulation into the Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA model coordinates system (depending on collimator/wedge angles that also can be applied to other models. Additionally, second purpose of this study was to develop integral formulation for 3D wedge exponential factor with statistical approximations, with introduction for the limit angle/conformal wedge.Methods: The radiotherapy model used to develop this mathematical task is the classical superposition-convolution algorithm, AAA (developed by Ulmer and Harder. We worked with optimal geometrical approximations to make the computational IMRT calculations quicker/reduce the planning-system time. Analytic geometry/computational-techniques to carry out simulations (for standard wedges are detailed/developed sharply. Integral developments/integral-statistical approximations are explained. Beam-divergence limit Angle for optimal wedge filtration formulas is calculated/sketched, with geometrical approximations. Fundamental trigonometry is used for this purpose.Results: Extent simulation tables for WF of 15º, 30º, 45º, and 60º are shown with errors. As a result, it is possible to determine the best individual treatment dose distribution for each patient. We presented these basic simulations/numerical examples for standard manufacturing WF of straight sloping surface, to check the accuracy/errors of the calculations. Simulations results give low RMS/Relative Error values (formulated for WF of 15º, 30º, 45º, and 60º.Conclusion: We obtained a series of formulas of analytic geometry for WF that can be applied for any particular dose

  13. Comparison of doses and NTCP to risk organs with enhanced inspiration gating and free breathing for left-sided breast cancer radiotherapy using the AAA algorithm

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential dose reduction to the heart, left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery and the ipsilateral lung for patients treated with tangential and locoregional radiotherapy for left-sided breast cancer with enhanced inspiration gating (EIG) compared to free breathing (FB) using the AAA algorithm. The radiobiological implication of such dose sparing was also investigated. Thirty-two patients, who received tangential or locoregional adjuvant radiotherapy with EIG for left-sided breast cancer, were retrospectively enrolled in this study. Each patient was CT-scanned during FB and EIG. Similar treatment plans, with comparable target coverage, were created in the two CT-sets using the AAA algorithm. Further, the probability of radiation induced cardiac mortality and pneumonitis were calculated using NTCP models. For tangential treatment, the median V25Gy for the heart and LAD was decreased for EIG from 2.2% to 0.2% and 40.2% to 0.1% (p < 0.001), respectively, whereas there was no significant difference in V20Gy for the ipsilateral lung (p = 0.109). For locoregional treatment, the median V25Gy for the heart and LAD was decreased for EIG from 3.3% to 0.2% and 51.4% to 5.1% (p < 0.001), respectively, and the median ipsilateral lung V20Gy decreased from 27.0% for FB to 21.5% (p = 0.020) for EIG. The median excess cardiac mortality probability decreased from 0.49% for FB to 0.02% for EIG (p < 0.001) for tangential treatment and from 0.75% to 0.02% (p < 0.001) for locoregional treatment. There was no significant difference in risk of radiation pneumonitis for tangential treatment (p = 0.179) whereas it decreased for locoregional treatment from 6.82% for FB to 3.17% for EIG (p = 0.004). In this study the AAA algorithm was used for dose calculation to the heart, LAD and left lung when comparing the EIG and FB techniques for tangential and locoregional radiotherapy of breast cancer patients. The results support the dose and

  14. MULTIPLICACIÓN DE HONGOS MICORRIZA ARBUSCULAR (H.M.A) Y EFECTO DE LA MICORRIZACIÓN EN PLANTAS MICROPROPAGADAS DE BANANO (Musa AAA cv. Gran Enano) (Musaceae) MULTIPLICATION OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAE FUNGI (AMF) AND MYCORRHIZATION EFFECT IN MICROPROPAGATED PLANTS OF BANANA (Musa AAA cv. ‘Gran Enano’) (Musaceae)

    Carmen Elena Usuga Osorio; Darío Antonio Castañeda Sánchez; Ana Esperanza Franco Molano

    2008-01-01

    Se evaluó el proceso de multiplicación de hongos que forman micorriza arbuscular (HMA), para lo cual se usaron diferentes tipos de inóculos entre ellos nativos de agroecosistemas bananeros del Urabá (Antioquia-Colombia), en sustrato sólido, con diferentes plantas hospedadoras y la infectividad y efectividad sobre plantas de banano (Musa AAA cv. Gran Enano). La colonización micorrizal promedio general de los HMA a las plantas trampa fue de 37,76 ± 21,86 %, con respecto a este porcentaje, las p...

  15. EFECTO DE LA MICORRIZACIÓN Y LA FERTILIZACIÓN EN LA ACUMULACIÓN DE BIOMASA EN PLANTAS DE BANANO (Musa AAA cv. Gran Enano) (Musaceae) MICORRHIZATION AND FERTILIZATION EFFECT ON BIOMASS ACCUMULATION IN BANANA PLANTS (Musa AAA cv. Gran Enano) (Musaceae)

    Carmen Elena Usuga Osorio; Darío Antonio Castañeda Sánchez; Ana Esperanza Franco Molano; Felipe Andrés Gómez Velásquez; Carlos Adrián Lopera Agudelo

    2008-01-01

    Bajo condiciones de invernadero (ubicado en el municipio de Bello - Antioquia (Colombia) se evaluó el efecto independiente y combinado de los factores: tipo de inóculo de Hongos Micorriza Arbuscular (HMA), fertilización y aplicación de materia orgánica sobre el porcentaje de asociación de HMA en plantas de banano (Musa AAA cv. Gran Enano), así como en la acumulación de materia seca foliar y radical. Dentro del factor tipo de inóculo, se evaluaron inóculos nativos, de agroecosistemas bananeros...

  16. TU-C-BRE-05: Clinical Implications of AAA Commissioning Errors and Ability of Common Commissioning ' Credentialing Procedures to Detect Them

    Purpose: To test the ability of the TG-119 commissioning process and RPC credentialing to detect errors in the commissioning process for a commercial Treatment Planning System (TPS). Methods: We introduced commissioning errors into the commissioning process for the Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) within the Eclipse TPS. We included errors in Dosimetric Leaf Gap (DLG), electron contamination, flattening filter material, and beam profile measurement with an inappropriately large farmer chamber (simulated using sliding window smoothing of profiles). We then evaluated the clinical impact of these errors on clinical intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plans (head and neck, low and intermediate risk prostate, mesothelioma, and scalp) by looking at PTV D99, and mean and max OAR dose. Finally, for errors with substantial clinical impact we determined sensitivity of the RPC IMRT film analysis at the midpoint between PTV and OAR using a 4mm distance to agreement metric, and of a 7% TLD dose comparison. We also determined sensitivity of the 3 dose planes of the TG-119 C-shape IMRT phantom using gamma criteria of 3% 3mm. Results: The largest clinical impact came from large changes in the DLG with a change of 1mm resulting in up to a 5% change in the primary PTV D99. This resulted in a discrepancy in the RPC TLDs in the PTVs and OARs of 7.1% and 13.6% respectively, which would have resulted in detection. While use of incorrect flattening filter caused only subtle errors (<1%) in clinical plans, the effect was most pronounced for the RPC TLDs in the OARs (>6%). Conclusion: The AAA commissioning process within the Eclipse TPS is surprisingly robust to user error. When errors do occur, the RPC and TG-119 commissioning credentialing criteria are effective at detecting them; however OAR TLDs are the most sensitive despite the RPC currently excluding them from analysis

  17. TU-C-BRE-05: Clinical Implications of AAA Commissioning Errors and Ability of Common Commissioning ' Credentialing Procedures to Detect Them

    McVicker, A; Oldham, M; Yin, F; Adamson, J [Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States)

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: To test the ability of the TG-119 commissioning process and RPC credentialing to detect errors in the commissioning process for a commercial Treatment Planning System (TPS). Methods: We introduced commissioning errors into the commissioning process for the Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) within the Eclipse TPS. We included errors in Dosimetric Leaf Gap (DLG), electron contamination, flattening filter material, and beam profile measurement with an inappropriately large farmer chamber (simulated using sliding window smoothing of profiles). We then evaluated the clinical impact of these errors on clinical intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plans (head and neck, low and intermediate risk prostate, mesothelioma, and scalp) by looking at PTV D99, and mean and max OAR dose. Finally, for errors with substantial clinical impact we determined sensitivity of the RPC IMRT film analysis at the midpoint between PTV and OAR using a 4mm distance to agreement metric, and of a 7% TLD dose comparison. We also determined sensitivity of the 3 dose planes of the TG-119 C-shape IMRT phantom using gamma criteria of 3% 3mm. Results: The largest clinical impact came from large changes in the DLG with a change of 1mm resulting in up to a 5% change in the primary PTV D99. This resulted in a discrepancy in the RPC TLDs in the PTVs and OARs of 7.1% and 13.6% respectively, which would have resulted in detection. While use of incorrect flattening filter caused only subtle errors (<1%) in clinical plans, the effect was most pronounced for the RPC TLDs in the OARs (>6%). Conclusion: The AAA commissioning process within the Eclipse TPS is surprisingly robust to user error. When errors do occur, the RPC and TG-119 commissioning credentialing criteria are effective at detecting them; however OAR TLDs are the most sensitive despite the RPC currently excluding them from analysis.

  18. Study on Computerized Treatment Plan of Field-in-Field Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Conventional Radiation Therapy according to PBC Algorithm and AAA on Breast Cancer Tangential Beam

    Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) provides more accurate dose calculation regarding impact on scatter and tissue inhomogeneity in comparison to Pencil Beam Convolution (PBC) algorithm. This study tries to analyze the difference of dose distribution according to PBC algorithm and dose calculation algorithm of AAA on breast cancer tangential plan. Computerized medical care plan using Eclipse treatment planning system (version 8.9, VARIAN, USA) has been established for the 10 breast cancer patients using 6 MV energy of Linac (CL-6EX, VARIAN, USA). After treatment plan of Conventional Radiation Therapy plan (Conventional plan) and Field-in-Field Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy plan (FiF plan) using PBC algorithm has been established, MU has been fixed, implemented dose calculation after changing it to AAA, and compared and analyzed treatment plan using Dose Volume Histogram (DVH). Firstly, as a result of evaluating PBC algorithm of Conventional plan and the difference according to AAA, the average difference of CI value on target volume has been highly estimated by 0.295 on PBC algorithm and as a result of evaluating dose of lung, V47 Gy and has been highly evaluated by 5.83% and 4.04% each, Mean dose, V20, V5, V3 Gy has been highly evaluated 0.6%, 0.29%, 6.35%, 10.23% each on AAA. Secondly, in case of FiF plan, the average difference of CI value on target volume has been highly evaluated on PBC algorithm by 0.165, and dose on ipsilateral lung, V47, V45 Gy, Mean dose has been highly evaluated 6.17%, 3.80%, 0.15% each on PBC algorithm, V20, V5, V3 Gy has been highly evaluated 0.14%, 4.07%, 4.35% each on AAA. When calculating with AAA on breast cancer tangential plan, compared to PBC algorithm, Conformity on target volume of Conventional plan, FiF plan has been less evaluated by 0.295, 0.165 each. For the reason that dose of high dose region of ipsilateral lung has been showed little amount, and dose of low dose region has been showed much amount, features

  19. Sedimentología y paleoambientes del Subgrupo Río Colorado (Cretácico Superior, Grupo Neuquén, en las bardas de la ciudad de Neuquén y alrededores Sedimentology and sedimentary paleoenvironments of Río Colorado Subgroup (Upper Cretaceous, Neuquén Group, in Neuquén city and surrounding areas

    M.L. Sánchez

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available En la ciudad de Neuquén y alrededores afloran depósitos del Cretácico superior asignados al Subgrupo Río Colorado. La presente contribución da a conocer los resultados del análisis sedimentológico y paleoambiental de las Formaciones Bajo de la Carpa (Santoniano y Anacleto (Campaniano inferior. Los estudios llevados a cabo permitieron definir cuatro litofacies conglomerádicas, nueve de areniscas y dos pelíticas, que fueron agrupadas en nueve asociaciones de litofacies, dos de ellas de origen eólico y siete fluviales. La Formación Bajo de la Carpa está representada en la base por un sistema fluvial efímero, y en el techo por depósitos de interacción fluvio- eólica. Los depósitos fluviales corresponden a flujos canalizados durante episodios de máxima descarga. Luego se identifica un campo de dunas transversales, afectado en el subambiente de interduna por corrientes fluviales efímeras, y dunas parabólicas producto de la removilización del sistema eólico infrayacente, asociadas con depósitos de flujos efímeros en manto. La extensión y geometría de los campos de dunas respondieron a variaciones climáticas de corto término, interferencia del sistema fluvial, oscilaciones del nivel freático, bajo suministro y/o disponibilidad de sedimentos y factores tectónicos. La Formación Anacleto presenta en su base sistemas fluviales de baja sinuosidad, alta energía y rápida agradación, controlados por un bajo espacio de acomodación y condiciones climáticas con marcada estacionalidad. Hacia el tope se identifica un sistema fluvial anastomosado que refleja variaciones climáticas y aumento de la tasa de subsidencia acompañada de un lento ascenso del nivel de base relacionado con la ingresión atlántica maastrichtiana.Upper Cretaceous deposits included in Río Colorado Subgroup crop out in Neuquén city and surrounding areas. This work shows the results of the sedimentogical and paleoenvironmental analysis of Bajo de la Carpa

  20. CORRELATIONS BETWEEN COMMERCIALIZATION UNITS OF BANANA "NANICÃO" (Musa acuminata AAA IN GOIÁS, BRAZIL CORRELAÇÕES ENTRE UNIDADES DE COMERCIALIZAÇÃO PARA BANANAS “NANICÃO” (Musa acuminata AAA EM GOIÁS

    Ronaldo Veloso Naves

    2007-09-01

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    In Goiás, wholesalers of the “Giant Cavendish” banana use different systems of measuring. This causes constant confusion. This study was undertaken to try to establish empirical formulas which can be used to correlate the diverse systems.

    Na comercialização de bananas do sub-grupo cavendishi, em Goiás, utiliza-se de várias unidades de medida. Esta diversidade causa problemas no bom entendimento entre vendedores e compradores. Com a finalidade de estabelecer fórmulas empíricas de transformações de unidades de comercialização, empreendeu-se o presente trabalho. Com base nos resultados, conclui-se que as melhores fórmulas de transformações são as seguintes: a - Peso de um carregamento em cachos para número de frutas (NF = 80,4 P/ 11,41, sendo P tomado em Kg; b - Para a obtenção do peso líquido ( PL de frutas a serem encaixadas, subtrai-se 10% do peso bruto; c - Peso líquido (PL de frutas em caixas tipo torito (Cx (Cx = PL/ 18,85; d - Cento de frutas (CF em caixas tipo torito (Cx (Cx = CF/ 14.

  1. Hairpin loops consisting of single adenine residues closed by sheared A.A and G.G pairs formed by the DNA triplets AAA and GAG: solution structure of the d(GTACAAAGTAC) hairpin.

    Chou, S H; Zhu, L; Gao, Z; Cheng, J W; Reid, B R

    1996-12-20

    The DNA undecamers GTACAAAGTAC (AAA 11-mer) and GTACGAGGTAC (GAG 11-mer) have been studied in solution by high-resolution NMR spectroscopy. Both duplexes form stable hairpins containing single deoxyadenosine loops and stems containing five base-pairs that are closed at the loop end by sheared AxA and GxC pairs, respectively. These molecules thus contain new AAA and GAG loop turn motifs. All protons, including the chiral H5'/H5" protons of the loop residues, were assigned using NOESY, DQF-COSY and heteronuclear 1H-31P COSY experiments. The backbone torsion angles were constrained using experimental data from NOE crosspeaks, three-bond 1H-1H coupling constants and four-bond 1H-31P coupling constants and four-bond 1H-31P coupling constants. The AAA and GAG 11-mers form similar structures in solution. The detailed structure of the AAA 11-mer was determined by the combined use of NMR, distance geometry and energy minimization methods. This structure exhibits good stacking of the loop adenosine base on the closing 5Ax7A sheared pair, with the 6A base stacking on the 5A base and the 6A deoxyribose stacking with the 7A base. All sugars in the AAA 11-mer hairpin adopt the typical DNA C2'-endo conformation and a sharp backbone turn occurs between residues 6A and 7A. This loop turn is brought about mainly by a change in the backbone phosphate torsion angles from zeta(g-) alpha(g-) to zeta(g+) alphat(g+) at the turn. The gamma torsion angle of residue 7A in the closing sheared pair also changes from gauche+ to trans. In Pu1NPu2 loop turns of the GCA, AAA and GAG types, the chemical shift of the H4' proton of the loop deoxyribose depends on the nature of Pu2; this reflects the stacking of the loop sugar on the Pu2 base and the different ring current effects of A or G in this position. PMID:9000625

  2. AAA服务器在流媒体系统中的应用研究%Research on Application of AAA Server in the Streaming Media System.

    李远英

    2013-01-01

    AAA refers to the athentication (authentication), authorization (Licensing), accounting (accounting). Since the birth of the network, authentication, authorization and accounting system have become the basis of the operation. The use of the resources on network, requires authentication, authorization and accounting to management. Confirm the identity of the user, according to the application when the user service category, system can grant customer permission. Finally, in the use of system resources to the user, need to have the appropriate equipment to statistical occupancy of resource users, according to the user to collect the corresponding costs[1]. The main work of the paper is to complete the AAA server design and in the RADIUS protocol, the RADIUS authentication/ authorized server structure design, through the analysis of the structure and further improvement, the test results show that the design and implementation of streaming media server structure can meet the real time management system, making the system accurate billing, carried on the test to the system and reached the purpose of this study.%  AAA指的是athentication(认证)、authorization(授权)、accounting(计费)。自网络诞生以来,认证、授权和计费体制就成为其运营的基础。网络中各类资源的使用,需要认证、授权和计费进行管理。在确认用户身份后,根据用户开户时所申请的服务类别,系统可以授予客户相应的权限。最后在用户使用系统资源时,需要有相应的设备来统计用户对资源的占用情况,据此向用户收取相应的费用[1]。论文的主要工作是完成AAA服务器的设计和在RADIUS协议下,设计RADIUS认证/授服务器结构,通过对这种结构的分析及进一步的改进,其测试结果表明服务器结构的设计和实现能够满足流媒体系统实时管理,使得系统计费准确,对系统进行了测试,基本达到研究目的。

  3. The CoxD protein, a novel AAA+ ATPase involved in metal cluster assembly: hydrolysis of nucleotide-triphosphates and oligomerization.

    Tobias Maisel

    Full Text Available CoxD of the α-proteobacterium Oligotropha carboxidovorans is a membrane protein which is involved in the posttranslational biosynthesis of the [CuSMoO₂] cluster in the active site of the enzyme CO dehydrogenase. The bacteria synthesize CoxD only in the presence of CO. Recombinant CoxD produced in E. coli K38 pGP1-2/pETMW2 appeared in inclusion bodies from where it was solubilized by urea and refolded by stepwise dilution. Circular dichroism spectroscopy revealed the presence of secondary structural elements in refolded CoxD. CoxD is a P-loop ATPase of the AAA-protein family. Refolded CoxD catalyzed the hydrolysis of MgATP yielding MgADP and inorganic phosphate at a 1∶1∶1 molar ratio. The reaction was inhibited by the slow hydrolysable MgATP-γ-S. GTPase activity of CoxD did not exceed 2% of the ATPase activity. Employing different methods (non linear regression, Hanes and Woolf, Lineweaver-Burk, preparations of CoxD revealed a mean K(M value of 0.69±0.14 mM ATP and an apparent V(max value of 19.3±2.3 nmol ATP hydrolyzed min⁻¹ mg⁻¹. Sucrose density gradient centrifugation and gel filtration showed that refolded CoxD can exist in various multimeric states (2-mer, 4-mer or 6-mer, preferentially as hexamer or dimer. Within weeks the hexamer dissociates into the dimer, a process which can be reversed by MgATP or MgATP-γ-S within hours. Only the hexamers and the dimers exhibited MgATPase activity. Transmission electron microscopy of negatively stained CoxD preparations revealed distinct particles within a size range of 10-16 nm, which further corroborates the oligomeric organization. The 3D structure of CoxD was modeled with the 3D structure of BchI from Rhodobacter capsulatus as template. It has the key elements of an AAA+ domain in the same arrangement and at same positions as in BchI and displays the characteristic inserts of the PS-II-insert clade. Possible functions of CoxD in [CuSMoO₂] cluster assembly are discussed.

  4. Engagement of Arginine Finger to ATP Triggers Large Conformational Changes in NtrC1 AAA+ ATPase for Remodeling Bacterial RNA Polymerase

    Chen, Baoyu; Sysoeva, Tatyana A.; Chowdhury, Saikat; Guo, Liang; De Carlo, Sacha; Hanson, Jeffrey A.; Yang, Haw; Nixon, B. Tracy (IIT); (UCB); (City U/NY); (Penn)

    2010-11-19

    The NtrC-like AAA+ ATPases control virulence and other important bacterial activities through delivering mechanical work to {sigma}54-RNA polymerase to activate transcription from {sigma}54-dependent genes. We report the first crystal structure for such an ATPase, NtrC1 of Aquifex aeolicus, in which the catalytic arginine engages the {gamma}-phosphate of ATP. Comparing the new structure with those previously known for apo and ADP-bound states supports a rigid-body displacement model that is consistent with large-scale conformational changes observed by low-resolution methods. First, the arginine finger induces rigid-body roll, extending surface loops above the plane of the ATPase ring to bind {sigma}54. Second, ATP hydrolysis permits Pi release and retraction of the arginine with a reversed roll, remodeling {sigma}54-RNAP. This model provides a fresh perspective on how ATPase subunits interact within the ring-ensemble to promote transcription, directing attention to structural changes on the arginine-finger side of an ATP-bound interface.

  5. Karyotypic and 2C Nuclear DNA Size Instability in vitro Induced Off-Types of East African Highland Banana (Musa AAA East Africa

    Theodosy Msogoya

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was conducted to determine chromosome number and 2C nuclear DNA content in tissue culture induced off-type banana (Musa AAA East Africa landrace Uganda with tolerance black sigatoka disease, susceptibility to water stress, sparsely black-blotched pseudostems, taller pseudostems, late fruit maturation, altered inflorescence and higher fruit dry matter content. The off-type banana appeared to have higher (p<0.05 frequency of 31 and 32 chromosomes at 15.1 and 13.6%, respectively. Conversely, the frequency of 31 and 32 chromosomes was 12.0 and 9.6% for the micropropagation (MP derived phenotypically normal plants and 11.8 and 9.5% for the Conventionally Propagation (CP derived plants with no tissue culture history. Moreover, the off-type banana had lower (p<0.05 leaf 2C nuclear DNA amount of 1.72 pg, whilst the MP and CP derived plants had 1.81 and 1.82 pg, respectively.

  6. Karyotypic and 2C Nuclear DNA Size Instability in vitro Induced Off-Types of East African Highland Banana (Musa AAA East Africa)

    Theodosy Msogoya; Brian Grout; Andy Roberts

    2008-01-01

    This study was conducted to determine chromosome number and 2C nuclear DNA content in tissue culture induced off-type banana (Musa AAA East Africa) landrace Uganda with tolerance black sigatoka disease, susceptibility to water stress, sparsely black-blotched pseudostems, taller pseudostems, late fruit maturation, altered inflorescence and higher fruit dry matter content. The off-type banana appeared to have higher (p<0.05) frequency of 31 and 32 chromosomes at 15.1 and 13.6%, respect...

  7. Sedimentología y paleoambientes del Subgrupo Río Neuquén (Cretácico Superior en la quebrada de Las Chivas, departamento Confluencia, provincia de Neuquén Sedimentary paleoenvironments in the Upper Cretaceous Plottier Formation (Neuquen Group, Confluencia, Neuquén

    M.L. Sánchez

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available El Subgrupo Río Neuquén (Turoniano tardío-Coniaciano tardío del Grupo Neuquén aflora al oeste de la localidad de Senillosa. En esta área se llevaron a cabo estudios sedimentológicos con el objeto de determinar los paleoambientes de sedimentación y su evolución, como así también establecer los controles auto y alocíclicos más relevantes. Se definieron doce facies que fueron incluidas en seis asociaciones de facies. La naturaleza y la geometría de las asociaciones de facies sugieren el desarrollo de sistemas fluviales de baja sinuosidad, entrelazados y anastomosados, como así también dunas y mantos de arena eólicos. Los sistemas fluviales estuvieron sujetos a cambios en el régimen de descarga que se interpretan relacionados a variaciones climáticas de corto término. Las variaciones en el tamaño de grano dominante de la carga de lecho, el espesor de los cuerpos de canal y las variaciones relativas de la relación canales/planicie de inundación, responden a fluctuaciones en la descarga de más largo término. Las modificaciones en la arquitectura a gran escala también se interpretan relacionados a cambios en el nivel de base estratigráfico. En la base de la Formación Portezuelo los canales son espesos, muestran diseño entrelazado, albardones, depósitos de desborde y desarrollan una fuerte relación multilateral. Esta relación de las unidades de canal está relacionada con una tasa de suministro que, en general, es compensada por la tasa subsidencia. En los sectores distales de la planicie de inundación se desarrollan dunas y mantos eólicos. Gradualmente se registra una disminución en la relación canales/planicie de inundación. El sistema fluvial está caracterizado por canales lenticulares aislados en depósitos de planicie de inundación y frecuentes eventos de desborde. En el tope de la unidad, un incremento en la tasa de subsidencia generó el desarrollo de áreas inundadas dentro de la planicie de inundación y

  8. 資産負債中心主義と収益費用中心主義の比較 -FASB概念ステートメント,会社会計基準序説,AAA1957年会計原則-

    岡田, 裕正

    1995-01-01

    This paper compares the accounting structures in the FASB Conceptual Statements, the Paton-Littleton's "An Introduction to Corporate Accounting Standards" and the AAA's Accounting Standard in 1957. As many researchers say, FASB's Conceptual Statements has Asset-and-Liability View and Paton-Littleton's monograph has Revenue-and-Expense View. These two have different accounting structure. And this paper also clarifies that the accounting structure of the AAA's standard is placed between Asset-a...

  9. PBC算法与AAA算法在肺癌调强放疗中的剂量学比较%Dosimetric Comparison of PBC and AAA Dose Calculation Algorithm for IMRT Treatment of Lung Cancer

    张富利; 王军良; 盛洪国; 郑明民

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To compare the dosimetric differences between intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plans for non-small cell lung cancer using pencil beam convolution (PBC) and anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA) methods.Materials and Methods: For a cohort of 7 patients, IMRT plans were designed using PBC and AAA calculation methods, respectively.In the planning process, identical planning objectives and dose constraints were set.Plans were compared according to dose-volume histogram (DVH) analysis in terms of PTV homogeneity and conformity indices (HI and CI) as well as OARs dose and volume parameters.Results: On average, no statistically significant differences between PBC and AAA plans were observed except Dmean and VI0 of lung.Conclusions: Both PBC and AAA algorithms provide similar dose computation accuracy for NSCLC,but the latter is less affected by the variation of respiratory phase and suggested as a priority choice.%目的:分析、比较笔形束卷积算法(PBC)和各向异性解析算法(AAA)在非小细胞肺癌(NSCLC)调强放疗计划设计中的剂量学差异.方法:随机选择7例NSCLC患者,采用Eclipse version 7.3.10计划系统提供的PBC算法和AAA算法对每例NSCLC进行IMRT的计划设计,比较靶区及危及器官的剂量分布、DVH等指标.结果:两种算法获得治疗计划的靶区剂量均匀性和适形度均无明显差别,食管、心脏、脊髓等危及器官的受量也基本相同.结论:对于NSCLC,剂量计算应采用受呼吸时相影响更小的AAA算法.

  10. Identification and expression analysis of four 14-3-3 genes during fruit ripening in banana (Musa acuminata L. AAA group, cv. Brazilian).

    Li, Mei-Ying; Xu, Bi-Yu; Liu, Ju-Hua; Yang, Xiao-Liang; Zhang, Jian-Bin; Jia, Cai-Hong; Ren, Li-Cheng; Jin, Zhi-Qiang

    2012-02-01

    To investigate the regulation of 14-3-3 proteins in banana (Musa acuminata L. AAA group, cv. Brazilian) fruit postharvest ripening, four cDNAs encoding 14-3-3 proteins were isolated from banana and designated as Ma-14-3-3a, Ma-14-3-3c, Ma-14-3-3e, and Ma-14-3-3i, respectively. Amino acid sequence alignment showed that the four 14-3-3 proteins shared a highly conserved core structure and variable C-terminal as well as N-terminal regions with 14-3-3 proteins from other plant species. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that the four 14-3-3 genes belong to the non-ε groups. They were differentially and specifically expressed in various tissues. Real-time RT-PCR analysis indicated that these four genes function differentially during banana fruit postharvest ripening. Three genes, Ma-14-3-3a, Ma-14-3-3c, and Ma-14-3-3e, were significantly induced by exogenous ethylene treatment. However, gene function differed in naturally ripened fruits. Ethylene could induce Ma-14-3-3c expression during postharvest ripening, but expression patterns of Ma-14-3-3a and Ma-14-3-3e suggest that these two genes appear to be involved in regulating ethylene biosynthesis during fruit ripening. No obvious relationship emerged between Ma-14-3-3i expression in naturally ripened and 1-MCP (1-methylcyclopropene)-treated fruit groups during fruit ripening. These results indicate that the 14-3-3 proteins might be involved in various regulatory processes of banana fruit ripening. Further studies will mainly focus on revealing the detailed biological mechanisms of these four 14-3-3 genes in regulating banana fruit postharvest ripening. PMID:22009053

  11. NVL2, a nucleolar AAA-ATPase, is associated with the nuclear exosome and is involved in pre-rRNA processing

    Yoshikatsu, Yuki [Department of Life Systems, Institute of Technology and Science, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima 770-8506 (Japan); Ishida, Yo-ichi; Sudo, Haruka [Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204-8588 (Japan); Yuasa, Keizo; Tsuji, Akihiko [Department of Life Systems, Institute of Technology and Science, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima 770-8506 (Japan); Nagahama, Masami, E-mail: nagahama@my-pharm.ac.jp [Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204-8588 (Japan)

    2015-08-28

    Nuclear VCP-like 2 (NVL2) is a member of the chaperone-like AAA-ATPase family and is involved in the biosynthesis of 60S ribosomal subunits in mammalian cells. We previously showed the interaction of NVL2 with a DExD/H-box RNA helicase MTR4/DOB1, which is a known cofactor for an exoribonuclease complex, the exosome. This finding implicated NVL2 in RNA metabolic processes during ribosome biogenesis. In the present study, we found that a series of mutations within the ATPase domain of NVL2 causes a defect in pre-rRNA processing into mature 28S and 5.8S rRNAs. Co-immunoprecipitation analysis showed that NVL2 was associated with the nuclear exosome complex, which includes RRP6 as a nucleus-specific catalytic subunit. This interaction was prevented by depleting either MTR4 or RRP6, indicating their essential role in mediating this interaction with NVL2. Additionally, knockdown of MPP6, another cofactor for the nuclear exosome, also prevented the interaction by causing MTR4 to dissociate from the nuclear exosome. These results suggest that NVL2 is involved in pre-rRNA processing by associating with the nuclear exosome complex and that MPP6 is required for maintaining the integrity of this rRNA processing complex. - Highlights: • ATPase-deficient mutants of NVL2 have decreased pre-rRNA processing. • NVL2 associates with the nuclear exosome through interactions with MTR4 and RRP6. • MPP6 stabilizes MTR4-RRP6 interaction and allows NVL2 to interact with the complex.

  12. Preliminary evaluation of solvent-extraction and/or ion-exchange process for meeting AAA program multi-tier systems recovery and purification goals

    Several potential processes are described and evaluated for their suitability in a multitier aqueous-based approach to processing dissolved spent nuclear fuel under the Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) program. The evaluation is focused on solvent extraction and ion exchange technologies that have been demonstrated to varying degrees. The goals of the program are to separate uranium (U), technetium (Tc), and the transuranic (TRU) elements from the fission products that are to be vitrified for disposal as high-level waste (HLW). Uranium will be disposed as low-level waste (LLW); Tc and TRU will be transmuted in an accelerator. A number of processes have been examined. The focus was on liquid-liquid solvent extraction processes because of their relatively high state of development and their suitability for high-throughput-rate processing. Ion exchange processes were also examined. PUREX and UREX were evaluated as options for recovery of uranium; UREX is also an option for Tc recovery. Solvent extraction options examined for TRU recovery included TRUEX, DIAMEX, and TRPO, as well as some based on TBP extraction. Processes for trivalent actinide separation from lanthanides were also examined. The PUREX processes have been developed over many years, and have been refined to a significant degree. In the first cycle, U and plutonium (Pu) are co-extracted from dissolved spent fuel solutions by TBP in a diluent, selectively stripped, and purified in additional extraction/strip cycles. Neptunium (Np) can be extracted or driven into the raffinate by adjusting the oxidation state. Trivalent actinides and fission products remain predominantly in the raffinate, although a significant Tc fraction will co-extract with the U and Pu

  13. EFEITO DO PERÍODO DE ARMAZENAMENTO SOBRE A BROTAÇÃO DE MUDAS DE BANANEIRA DO CULTIVAR NANICÃO (Musa acuminata AAA EFFECT OF STORAGE TIME IN THE BUDDING OF BANANA ROOTSTOCK CULTIVAR NANICÃO (Musa acuminata AAA

    Ronaldo Veloso Naves

    2007-09-01

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    A grande procura atual de mudas de bananeiras do cultivar Nanicão (Musa acuminata AAA em Goiás, principalmente na região do Mato Grosso Goiano, tem forçado o transporte de mudas a grandes distâncias. A maioria destas mudas são transportadas sob a forma de pedaços de rizoma com aproximadamente 1 Kg. Tem-se observado uma falha acima do previsto quando se utiliza este tipo de muda. O presente trabalho foi realizado para determinar o efeito do período de armazenamento sobre a brotação deste cultivar. Com base nos resultados concluiu-se que no período de armazenamento estudado (45 dias praticamente não houve diferença na brotação das mudas. Somente aquelas armazenadas por 5 (cinco semanas apresentaram inexplicavelmente um índice baixo de pegamento.

    Because of the tremendous current demand for Nanicão (Musa acuminata AAA banana shoots in the state of Goiás, notably in the “Mato Grosso Goiano” area, shoots have had to be imported from far away. The greater part of these shoots are transported in rootstalk form. Each rootstalk weighs approximately 1 Kg. A larger portion of these shoots than been anticipated, are defective. The present study was made to determine the effect of storage time on the budding of this particular banana rootstalk. The results of the experiment show that during the period of storage, forty-two (42 days, that was studied, there was almost no difference in budding among the rootstalks. Only those which were stored for five (5 weeks showed, unexplainably, a low budding index.

  14. The effect of electroacupuncture on depressive rats's behavior induced by intracerebroventricular injection of L-AAA%电针对侧脑室注射L-AAA致抑郁模型大鼠行为学的影响

    孙健; 姜硕; 刘健华; 符文彬; 蒋丽; 黄彬; 肖遥; 李富铭

    2013-01-01

    目的 观察侧脑室注射L-α-aminoadipic acid(L-AAA)对大鼠抑郁样行为的改变及电针的治疗效应.方法 将45只雌性SD大鼠随机分为空白组、侧脑室注射生理盐水组(侧注NS组)、侧脑室注射L-AAA组(侧注LAAA组)、针刺组、利鲁唑灌胃组(药物组),每组9只;观察侧脑室注射L-AAA后大鼠行为学的变化及电针、药物对侧脑室注射L-AAA模型大鼠抑郁样行为的改善作用.结果 侧脑室注射L-AAA后大鼠出现体重下降、新环境抑制饮食时间延长、糖水消耗率下降和运动量减少等类抑郁症状,与空白组及侧注NS组比较具有显著性差异(P<0.01);经电针、药物治疗后大鼠的类抑郁症状明显减轻,与侧注射LAAA组比较具有显著性差异(P<0.01),基本恢复至正常水平(空白组、侧注NS组).结论 侧脑室注射LAAA后可以诱发大鼠的类抑郁症状,而电针可以明显改善此类症状,且疗效与利鲁唑相似.据此推测电针抗抑郁的机制可能与促进星形胶质细胞修复有关.%Objective To observe the effect of intracerebroventricular injection of L- α -aminoadipic acid ( L-AAA) inducing to depressive behavior in rats and the effect of electroacupuncture ( EA) on it. Methods 45 female SD rats were randomly distributed into blank, intracerebroventricular injection of normal saline ( NS) , intracerebroventricular injection of L-AAA ( LAAA) , acupuncture, riluzole gavage ( drug) groups, 9 rats for each. The behavior changes of rats after intracerebroventricular infusion of L-AAA and the effect of electroacupuncture , drugs on these depression-like behavior of intracerebroventricular injection of L-AAA model rats were observed. Results ( 1 ) There were depressive symptoms in rats after intracerebroventricular injection of L-AAA, including weight loss, new environment restrain food time prolonged, sucrose consumption rate decreasing and exercise loss, the difference was statistically significant compared

  15. 基于AAA服务器策略的企业网动态安全访问的实现%Implementation of Dynamic Security Access of Entranet Based on AAA Server Policy

    彭亚发; 洪晓峰

    2013-01-01

    the AAA server strategy can achieve the function of IEEE802.1X includes authorization, authentication and statistics. In this paper, through the application of AAA server in enterprise network to solve different internal server to meet different user access requirements. Through the AAA server strategy not only can effectively control the unauthorized user access to internal corporate servers, pose a threat to the enterprise information security, but also can avoid the network device configuration is very complex ACL access rules cause equipment burden reduced performance of the phenomenon, to improve the efficiency of enterprise network and realize the dynamic security of network users enterprise network access.%利用AAA服务器策略可以实现IEEE802.1X的授权、认证和统计功能,通过在企业网络中应用AAA服务器策略解决企业内部不同的服务器满足不同用户访问的需求,通过AAA服务器策略不但能够有效控制未经授权的用户访问企业内部服务器,对企业信息安全造成威胁,而且能够避免在网络设备上配置相当复杂的ACL访问规则造成设备负担过重而性能降低的现象,从而提高了企业网络的运行效率并实现网络用户对企业网络的动态安全访问。

  16. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

    ... Powerful In Driving Restrictions: Study - Nature World News Pokemon Go and distracted driving | WWLP.com - wwlp.com The ... for earlier curfew for teen drivers - WGRZ.com Pokémon GO continues to raise distracted driving worries - Wisconsin Radio ...

  17. Screening Fusarium wilt-resistant plants of Brazil banana (Musa spp., AAA) through EMS induced mutations from microcross sections cultural system

    Fusarium wilt is recognized as one of the most destructive diseases of banana worldwide. In this study, we screened Fusarium wilt-resistant plants of Brazil banana (Musa spp., AAA.) through EMS induced mutations from micro-cross sections cultural system. Micro-cross sections of pseudo stem of In vitro banana plantlets were treated with various concentrations of EMS for different duration, then were cultured in shoots induction medium. The results indicated that the survival index and the shoot forming index of the explants dropped with the increasing of EMS concentration and treatment duration. The optimal treatment for the concentration and duration was 300 mM and 60 min respectively. After the optimal treatment for 21 days, 2.2 regenerated shoots averagely could be produced from the explants of micro-cross sections, and the regenerated shoots were then cultured in shoots multiplying medium for 7 days. The stronger shoots were selected and transferred into roots medium for 4 weeks to obtain healthy regenerated plantlets. Hardened-regenerated plantlets were transplanted in green house for 2 months and 100 regenerated plants with vigorous root systems were selected for screening for Fusarium wilt resistance by using early screening technique. The initial disease symptom, yellowing in lower leaves, of susceptible plantlets could be observed after 2 weeks of inoculation with FOC race 4 and the extensive streaking on the most leaves was appeared after 2 months of inoculation. Only five plantlets survived and grew up healthily, which might be putative Fusarium wilt-resistant plants. Five sucks were selected from these 7-month-old putative resistant plants for screening the tolerance again and two suck- plants showed to be Fusarium wilt-resistant. Further studies on the Fusarium wilt tolerance of next generation of tissue cultural plants derived from these sucks and their genetic background are conducting. We concluded that the application of microcross sections of

  18. Multiplicación de hongos micorriza arbuscular (h.m.a) y efecto de la micorrización en plantas micropropagadas de banano (musa aaa cv. gran enano) (musaceae).

    Usuga Osorio, Carmen Elena; Castañeda Sánchez, Darío Antonio; Franco Molano, Ana Esperanza

    2011-01-01

    Se evaluó el proceso de multiplicación de hongos que forman micorriza arbuscular (HMA), para lo cual se usaron diferentes tipos de inóculos entre ellos nativos de agroecosistemas bananeros del Urabá (Antioquia-Colombia), en sustrato sólido, con diferentes plantas hospedadoras y la infectividad y efectividad sobre plantas de banano (Musa AAA cv. Gran Enano). La colonización micorrizal promedio general de los HMA a las plantas trampa fue de 37,76 ± 21,86 %, con respecto a este porcentaje, las p...

  19. Análisis de patrones morfológicos y anatómicos en la embriogénesis somática del banano Williams (AAA)

    Maribel Ramírez-Villalobos; Eva García; Helga Lindorf

    2012-01-01

    Título en ingles: Analysis of the morphological and anatomical patterns in the somatic embryogenesis of Williams banana (AAA)Resumen: La embriogénesis somática representa una herramienta esencial en el mejoramiento genético y en la micropropagación clonal masiva de bananos mejorados. En el presente trabajo se analizaron los patrones morfológicos y anatómicos que ocurren durante la embriogénesis somática del banano Williams, dirigidos a conocer y mejorar este proceso. En la investigación se e...

  20. Nuevo método para la selección rapida de plantas de banano (Musa spp. AAA cv. Grande naine) transformadas con gen bar procedentes de campo, empleando glufosinato de amonio

    Rafael Gómez-Kosky; Maritza Reyes Vega; Idalmis Bermúdez Caraballoso; Borys Chong Pérez; Yelenys Alvarado Capo

    2010-01-01

    Título en inglés: New method for rapid selection of banana (Musa spp. AAA cv. Grande naine) plants with bar gene in the field using ammonium gluphosinate Resumen Los genes marcadores de la selección son ampliamente utilizados para la transformación eficiente de diferentes cultivos, sin embargo, existen muy pocas referencias sobre el desarrollo de métodos de selección temprana en campo de plantas supuestamente transformadas con marcador de selección tipo herbicidas. La presente invest...

  1. Two AAA Family Peroxins, PpPex1p and PpPex6p, Interact with Each Other in an ATP-Dependent Manner and Are Associated with Different Subcellular Membranous Structures Distinct from Peroxisomes

    Faber, Klaas Nico; Heyman, John A.; Subramani, Suresh

    1998-01-01

    Two peroxins of the AAA family, PpPex1p and PpPex6p, are required for peroxisome biogenesis in the yeast Pichia pastoris. Cells from the corresponding deletion strains (PpΔpex1 and PpΔpex6) contain only small vesicular remnants of peroxisomes, the bulk of peroxisomal matrix proteins is mislocalized to the cytosol, and these cells cannot grow in peroxisome-requiring media (J. A. Heyman, E. Monosov, and S. Subramani, J. Cell Biol. 127:1259–1273, 1994; A. P. Spong and S. Subramani, J. Cell Biol....

  2. The Logos of A!A"A? of The Aalto University School of Art and Design%从A!A”A?三款校徽标识所悟到的

    黄迅

    2012-01-01

    去年暑假期间。我们一行十几人,在广东工业大学艺术设计学院院长方海教授的带领下,开始了为期十二天对芬兰阿尔托大学的考察学习。%The paper records the writer's visit to The Aalto University School of Art and Design in Finland, especially how the writer got confused about the Iogos of A!A"A? of The Aalto University School of Art and Design at first and finally figured it out.

  3. Efeito da interação entre carvão ativado e N6-benzilaminopurina na propagação in vitro de bananeira, cv. Grand Naine (AAA Interaction effect between activated charcoal and N6-benzylaminopurine in the in vitro propagation of banana, cultivar Grand Naine (AAA

    Frederico Henrique da Silva Costa

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available O carvão ativado possui a propriedade de adsorver os compostos fenólicos liberados pela oxidação dos tecidos lesionados durante o cultivo in vitro. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos da interação entre o carvão ativado e diferentes concentrações de N6-benzilaminopurina (BAP na multiplicação in vitro da bananeira, cv. Grande Naine (AAA. O meio de cultura utilizado foi o MS, solidificado com 5 g.L-1 de ágar. O cultivo foi mantido em sala de crescimento a 25±2ºC, fotoperíodo de 16 horas e intensidade luminosa de 30 mmol.m-2s-1. Foram avaliadas a presença e a ausência de carvão ativado (0 e 3 g.L-1 e quatro concentrações de BAP (0; 2; 4 e 6 mg.L-1 no meio de cultura. O delineamento foi inteiramente casualizado, com cinco repetições, em um sistema fatorial 2x4. Os explantes foram avaliados a cada 30 dias, por um período de quatro subcultivos. Após cada subcultivo, o comprimento de brotações, a taxa de multiplicação, o vigor, o nível de oxidação das brotações emitidas e o número de raízes formadas foram avaliados. Independentemente das concentrações de BAP, o carvão ativado influenciou significativamente em todas as variáveis analisadas. De maneira geral, a adição de carvão ativado afetou negativamente a taxa de multiplicação, embora tenha melhorado o vigor e o número de raízes e diminuído a oxidação dos explantes. Na ausência de carvão ativado, o BAP proporcionou as maiores taxas de multiplicação das brotações.Active charcoal has the capacity to fix phenolic compounds released by the oxidation of manipulated tissues during in vitro cultivation. The present work objective was to evaluate the interaction effects between active charcoal, combined to different BAP concentrations in the in vitro banana propagation, cv. Grand Nain (AAA. The culture medium used was the MS, solidified with 5 g.L-1 agar. Cultures were kept in a growth room at 25 ± 2ºC with a photoperiod of 16 h at 30 mmol

  4. Caracterización física, morfológica y evaluación de las curvas de empastamiento de musáceas (Musa spp.

    Javier Darío Hoyos-Leyva

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Se caracterizaron veinte variedades de musáceas de diferente composición genética: AB, BB, AAA, AAB, ABB, AAAA y AAAB, del Banco de Germoplasma existente en la hacienda Las Vegas, de Fedeplátano, Chinchiná (1360 m.s.n.m., 4° 58' N y 75° 20' O, Colombia. La caracterización incluyó propiedades físicas como peso, diámetro, longitud, materia seca y porcentaje de cáscara del fruto y propiedades funcionales como harinas y almidones. El análisis de componentes principales (ACP mostró que las variedades de plátano se diferencian por su mayor tamaño (peso, longitud y diámetro. M. B. Tani, ICAFHIA 110, Saba, y los plátanos del subgrupo Bluggoe tuvieron altos porcentajes de cáscara. Entre los demás clones no se observaron diferencian entre sí. Los plátanos de cocción del subgrupo Plantain presentaron el mayor contenido de materia seca. Bocadillo Chileno e híbridos postre (exceptuando FHIA-1, presentaron mayor contenido de fracción comestible frente a las demás variedades. La temperatura de inicio de gelatinización de las harinas en el RVA varió entre 66.58 °C para la variedad Bocadillo Chileno y 75.21 °C para Mbindi. La viscosidad máxima varió entre 441.57 y 1837.17 cP para las variedades Tafetán Rojo y Dwarf Cavendish, respectivamente. La facilidad de cocción varió entre 2.76 min en Bocadillo Chileno y 7.55 min en Gros Michel Guayabo. La temperatura de inicio de gelatinización de los almidones varió entre 65.58°C para Gros Michel Guayabo y 74.41°C en Tafetán Rojo. La variedad Yangambi Km3 presentó la viscosidad máxima a 483.24 cP e Indio a 1958.44cP. La variedad Mbindi presentó la mayor facilidad de cocción (1.91 min mientras que FHIA-1 presentó el mayor tiempo (9.49 min.

  5. Tacit Knowledge Transfer Mechanism on the Face-to-face Communication Platform:A Case Analysis on Cavendish Laboratory%面对面交流平台中的隐性知识传递机制--基于卡文迪什实验室的案例分析

    张桂芳; 吴戈; 周程

    2014-01-01

    To understand the transfer mechanism of tacit knowledge is a precondition for knowledge innovation and management. This passage chooses Cavendish laboratory in the charge of J.J. Thomson as the case and analyses the transfer routes of different kinds of tacit knowledge. It indicates: an effective transfer of tacit knowledge in R&D departments to large degree depends on the openly face-to-face communication platform. The auxiliarily skilled tacit knowledge is integrated and employed by the individual through eternal communication platform, while the critical skilled tacit knowledge like experiment method and the cognitive tacit knowledge like experiment thought are learned and absorbed by the individual through internal communication platform. Compared to the skilled tacit knowledge, the cognitive tacit knowledge has a more far-reaching impact on basic research e ciency. A technological gate keeper firstly ensure to mobilize the resources of skilled tacit knowledge for the research need of scientific communities, secondly and more profoundly shape the research routines and cultural atmosphere of scientific communities. This research is helpful for research institutes to improve performance of knowledge innovation and management.%破解隐性知识的传递机理是寻求知识创新与管理途径的必要前提。本文以J.J.汤姆逊管理时期的卡文迪什实验室为例,分析不同种类的隐性知识在面对面交流平台中的传递路径。研究发现:开放式的面对面交流平台有助于基础研究部门隐性知识的传递。其中,与实验相关的辅助技能型隐性知识主要通过与外界同行的面对面交流被个体整合利用,关于选题和实验方法的核心技能型隐性知识及其背后体现的思维和理念的认知型隐性知识则主要通过师徒之间的面对面交流被个体内化吸收。认知型隐性知识相比技能型隐性知识,对促进知识创新和管理具

  6. Practice of Creating National AAA Safe and Civilized Demonstration Site in North Huaqiang Metro Station%华强北地铁创建国家级AAA安全文明示范工地实践

    徐新; 吴晓斌

    2015-01-01

    创建国家级AAA安全文明示范工地,提高地铁工程建设的形象,打造精品工程,增强企业的竞争力,提高安全意识和管理水平,交流先进管理经验,抓好工程整体推进及成本投入控制。采取“压噪音、抑扬尘、绝泥水、靓围挡”的文明施工总要求,减少对周边居民和商铺产生的影响,严格落实质量安全文明生产各项规定并形成长效机制,为把华强北建设成国家AAA级安全文明标准化诚信工地奠定了坚实的基础。%This paper tries to create national AAA safe and civilized demonstration site, improve the image of subway construction, create fine works, enhance the competitiveness of enterprises, improve safety awareness and management level, exchange advanced management experience, and grasp the overall progress and cost investment control of project. This paper takes the general requirements of civil construction of "noise reduction, dust suppression, never muddy, good enclosure" to reduce the impact on nearby residents and shops, strictly implements the provisions of safety and civilized production quality and forms long-term mechanism, which has laid a solid foundation for the construction of national AAA safe and civilized demonstration site of north Huaqiang metro station.

  7. MULTIPLICACIÓN DE HONGOS MICORRIZA ARBUSCULAR (H.M.A Y EFECTO DE LA MICORRIZACIÓN EN PLANTAS MICROPROPAGADAS DE BANANO (Musa AAA cv. Gran Enano (Musaceae MULTIPLICATION OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAE FUNGI (AMF AND MYCORRHIZATION EFFECT IN MICROPROPAGATED PLANTS OF BANANA (Musa AAA cv. ‘Gran Enano’ (Musaceae

    Carmen Elena Usuga Osorio

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el proceso de multiplicación de hongos que forman micorriza arbuscular (HMA, para lo cual se usaron diferentes tipos de inóculos entre ellos nativos de agroecosistemas bananeros del Urabá (Antioquia-Colombia, en sustrato sólido, con diferentes plantas hospedadoras y la infectividad y efectividad sobre plantas de banano (Musa AAA cv. Gran Enano. La colonización micorrizal promedio general de los HMA a las plantas trampa fue de 37,76 ± 21,86 %, con respecto a este porcentaje, las plantas B (Brachiaria decumbens y S (Sorgum vulgare fueron las que más favorecieron la simbiosis. Teniendo en cuenta el sustrato, el S2 (Arena 50 - suelo 50 y el S6 (Vermiculita 50-suelo 50 permitieron expresiones significativamente mayores respecto a los demás. El Sorgum vulgare y Pueraria phaseoloides y en el sustrato S1 (Arena 30 - suelo 70, se encontró un mayor número de esporas. La combinación planta-sustrato que más favoreció la asociación fue la planta trampa B en los sustratos S2 y S4 (cascarilla de arroz 50-suelo50 y la producción de esporas fueron las plantas K y S en el sustrato S1. La asociación micorrícica general en plantas de banano provenientes de cultivo de tejidos fue de 48,74 ± 30,44. No se encontraron diferencias significativas (P > 0,05 entre plantas de cero días con plantas de 30 de aclimatadas. Los inóculos que significativamente favorecieron la asociación fueron los provenientes de agroecosistemas bananeros al compararse con el inóculo comercial y el proveniente de ecosistemas naturales del Urabá. El mayor peso seco foliar y radical se encontró en plántulas de banano inoculadas con I5 (Inóculo proveniente de agroecosistema bananeros de la zona de estudio. Para las variables de crecimiento no se encontraron diferencias.The process of multiplication of arbuscular mycorrhizae fungi (AMF from indigenous banana agro-environments from Urabá (Antioquia - Colombia was evaluated, using solid substrate, with different

  8. Nuevo método para la selección rapida de plantas de banano (Musa spp. AAA cv. Grande naine transformadas con gen bar procedentes de campo, empleando glufosinato de amonio

    Rafael Gómez-Kosky

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Título en inglés: New method for rapid selection of banana (Musa spp. AAA cv. Grande naine plants with bar gene in the field using ammonium gluphosinate Resumen Los genes marcadores de la selección son ampliamente utilizados para la transformación eficiente de diferentes cultivos, sin embargo, existen muy pocas referencias sobre el desarrollo de métodos de selección temprana en campo de plantas supuestamente transformadas con marcador de selección tipo herbicidas. La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo evaluar el efecto del glufosinato de amonio a partir del herbicida Finale en los fragmentos de hojas de plantas de campo cultivados in vitro, para la selección de líneas transformadas de banano cv. Grande naine (Musa spp. AAA, con una construcción que porta como marcador de selección el gen bar. A partir del método desarrollado con el empleo de fragmentos de hojas de plantas procedentes de campo, cultivados in vitro en el medio de cultivo agar al 1% más agua y 30,0 g/l-1 de glufosinato de amonio se logró diferenciar las dos líneas transformadas del control no transformado, a partir de la expresión del gen bar. Ambas líneas fueron positivas en el análisis molecular de PCR. Estos resultados permiten disponer de una herramienta útil y simple como parte de un protocolo de transformación genética para el cultivo del banano, siendo el primer informe de este resultado a nivel internacional. Palabras clave: Musa; transformación genética; gen bar; glufosinato de amonio. Abstract Selector marker genes are widely used for the efficient transformation of different crops; however, there are very few references on the development of early selection methods in the fields of potentially transformed plants for herbicides. The objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of ammonium gluphosinate from the herbicide Finale in leaf fragments from in vitro plants grown in the fields for the selection of putative transformed

  9. Two AAA family peroxins, PpPex1p and PpPex6p, interact with each other in an ATP-dependent manner and are associated with different subcellular membranous structures distinct from peroxisomes.

    Faber, K N; Heyman, J A; Subramani, S

    1998-02-01

    Two peroxins of the AAA family, PpPex1p and PpPex6p, are required for peroxisome biogenesis in the yeast Pichia pastoris. Cells from the corresponding deletion strains (Pp delta pex1 and Pp delta pex6) contain only small vesicular remnants of peroxisomes, the bulk of peroxisomal matrix proteins is mislocalized to the cytosol, and these cells cannot grow in peroxisome-requiring media (J. A. Heyman, E. Monosov, and S. Subramani, J. Cell Biol. 127:1259-1273, 1994; A. P. Spong and S. Subramani, J. Cell Biol. 123:535-548, 1993). We demonstrate that PpPex1p and PpPex6p interact in an ATP-dependent manner. Genetically, the interaction was observed in a suppressor screen with a strain harboring a temperature-sensitive allele of PpPEX1 and in the yeast two-hybrid system. Biochemially, these proteins were coimmunoprecipitated with antibodies raised against either of the proteins, but only in the presence of ATP. The protein complex formed under these conditions was 320 to 400 kDa in size, consistent with the formation of a heterodimeric PpPex1p-PpPex6p complex. Subcellular fractionation revealed PpPex1p and PpPex6p to be predominantly associated with membranous subcellular structures distinct from peroxisomes. Based on their behavior in subcellular fractionation experiments including flotation gradients and on the fact that these structures are also present in a Pp delta pex3 strain in which no morphologically detectable peroxisomal remnants have been observed, we propose that these structures are small vesicles. The identification of vesicle-associated peroxins is novel and implies a role for these vesicles in peroxisome biogenesis. We discuss the possible role of the ATP-dependent interaction between PpPex1p and PpPex6p in regulating peroxisome biogenesis events. PMID:9447990

  10. 食管癌调强放疗计划中AAA算法与PBC算法的对比研究%A Comparison of Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) and Pencil Beam Convolution (PBC) Algorithm for IMRT Treatment Planning of Esophageal Carcioma

    谭丽娜; 石梅; 柴广金; 孙晓欢; 马奎; 肖锋

    2012-01-01

    目的:比较Varian治疗计划系统Eclipse中AAA算法和PBC算法在食管癌调强放疗中的剂量学差异.方法:选择22例中段食管癌患者,分别采用AAA算法与PBC算法设计两种调强计划,比较靶区的剂量分布,肺、脊髓和心脏等危及器官受照剂量的差异.结果:PGTV最大剂量、PTV平均剂量和左肺的平均剂量两种算法无显著性差异(P>0.05),PGTV和PTV最小剂量、PTV最大剂量、参考剂量所包靶区的体积(V95)和其他危及器官的受量,两种算法均有显著性差异(P<0.05).结论:与PBC算法相比,AAA算法对不均匀组织的修正更加精确,对于食管癌这种与肺相关的剂量计算采用AAA算法更准确一些.%Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the difference of Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) and Pencil Beam Convolution (PBC) Algorithm in the Eclipse planning system(Varian Medical Systems) for Esophageal Carcioma IMRT Treatment Planning. Methods: For 22 patients with esophageal carcioma, IMRT Treatment Plannings with AAA and PBC were preformed respectively. The difference of dose distribution to target and organs at risk (OAR) was compared. Re-sults: There was no significant difference in the maximum doses of the PGTV, the mean doses of the PTV and left lung (P>0. 05), while there was significant difference in the minimum doses of the PGTV and PTV, the maximum doses of the PTV, the percentage volume of the target receiving a dose greater than 95% of the prescription dose (V95), and the dose of other OAR (P<0.05). Conclusions: Compared with the PBC algorithm, AAA algorithm is more exactitude to correct the asymmetry tis-sue, so for the esophageal carcioma, AAA algorithm is more accurate.

  11. Nematode resistance in bananas : screening results on some new Mycosphaerella resistant banana hybrids

    Quénéhervé, Patrick; Salmon, F.; Topart, Patrick; Horry, J. P.

    2009-01-01

    Banana hybrids with resistance to Yellow Sigatoka and Black Leaf Streak disease were evaluated for resistance to the burrowing nematode Radopholus similis and to the lesion nematode Pratylenchus coVeae in a growth chamber at 24-28. Plants produced by tissue culture were acclimatised for 6 weeks prior to inoculation. Forty-five days after inoculation with nematodes, the root systems were processed and nematode numbers assessed. Two cultivars of Grande Naine (Musa AAA, Cavendish subgroup, ITC12...

  12. IDENTIFICATION OF THREE FRUIT-ROT FUNGI OF BANANA BY 28S RIBOSOMAL DNA SEQUENCING

    Supriya Sarkar*, S Girisham and SM Reddy

    2013-01-01

    The aim of present investigation was to identify three fruit-rot fungi-Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid, Fusarium oxysporum (Schlechtend) and Nigrospora oryzae (Berk and Br.) Petch isolated from banana fruits [Rasthali (Silk AAB) and Cavendish (AAA) varieties]. Out of different fungal genera isolated, the above fungi were responsible for maximum loss of banana fruits as they spread rapidly into the fruit pulp and deteriorated the fruits. The amplification studies of fragment of D2 region ...

  13. In vivo fertilization of banana

    Taliane Leila Soares; Everton Hilo de Souza; Maria Angélica Pereira de Carvalho Costa; Sebastião de Oliveira E Silva; Janay Almeida dos Santos Serejo

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this research was to study the in vivo fertilization process of banana cultivars. The diploid hybrid (AA) 091087-01 was the male progenitor. Flower samples were checked for fertilization from the first to the twentieth day after pollination. The size of the diploid ovules increased gradually at the beginning of the seed formation process. On the other hand, in the AAA triploids (Cavendish subgroup), the not fertilized ovules were aborted. In the AAB triploids (Prata subgroup) some ...

  14. Nutritional potential of green banana flour obtained by drying in spouted bed

    Carolina Vieira Bezerra; Antonio Manoel da Cruz Rodrigues; Edna Regina Amante; Luiza Helena Meller da Silva

    2013-01-01

    This study evaluated the chemical composition of peeled and unpeeled green banana Cavendish (AAA) flour obtained by drying in spouted bed, aiming at adding nutritional value to food products. The bananas were sliced and crushed to obtain a paste and fed to the spouted bed dryer (12 cm height and T = 80 ºC) in order to obtain flour. The flours obtained were subjected to analysis of moisture, protein, ash, carbohydrates, total starch, resistant starch, fiber. The green banana flours, mainly unp...

  15. Wastes of banana ‘s lignocellulosic biomass: a sustainable and renewable source of biogas production

    Kamdem, Irenée; Hiligsmann, Serge; Vanderghem, Caroline; Bilik, Igor; Paquot, Michel

    2013-01-01

    We highlight in this poster, the results of biogas production and biochemical analysis based on the anaerobic digestion of each type of the lignocellulosic waste from a banana cultivar (Williams Cavendish: triploid Musa AAA group). These wastes are usually abandoned in the plantation after the fruits have been harvested. There is great interest in obtaining energy from this generally neglected biomaterial, particularly in the contexts of global warming and sustainable development.

  16. Ganhos de eficiência fertilizante em bananeira sob irrigação e fertirrigação

    Luiz Antonio Junqueira Teixeira

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O aumento da eficiência fertilizante tem sido cada vez mais almejado nas boas práticas de manejo da adubação de culturas, não somente buscando reduzir custos de produção, mas também reduzir possíveis impactos ambientais. Com o objetivo de avaliar a eficiência dos fertilizantes nitrogenados e potássicos no cultivo da bananeira, foram realizados dois experimentos de campo com a cultivar 'Nanicão' (Musa AAA, subgrupo Cavendish, no Planalto do Estado de São Paulo, durante quatro ciclos de produção. Esta região caracteriza-se por estação chuvosa no verão e seca no inverno. No primeiro experimento, avaliou-se a eficiência da aplicação das doses de N: 0; 200; 400 e 800 kg ha-1 e de K: 0; 300; 600 e 900 kg ha-1 de K2O, em sistema de cultivo irrigado, comparado ao de sequeiro. No segundo experimento, estudou-se a eficiência da adubação com N e K aplicada por fertirrigação e de modo convencional via solo. Nos dois experimentos, a irrigação e a fertirrigação foram feitas por microaspersão, empregando-se como fontes de N e de K nitrato de amônio e cloreto de potássio, respectivamente. A eficiência dos fertilizantes foi estimada pela relação entre a massa dos frutos produzidos por unidade de nutriente aplicado. Para a média das doses empregadas e dos ciclos de produção, observou-se que a irrigação incrementou a eficiência da adubação em relação ao sequeiro, em aproximadamente 36 % e 32 %, respectivamente, para nitrogênio e potássio. A aplicação de nitrogênio e potássio via fertirrigação promoveu aumento de 36 % na eficiência fertilizante em relação à adubação sólida convencional, via solo. Incrementos na eficiência dos fertilizantes decorrentes da irrigação e da fertirrigação possibilitaram diminuir os gastos com o uso destes insumos.

  17. Proyecto de Innovación AAA_14_059. Cuestionarios de Evaluación sobre Diseño, Realización, Resultados y Satisfacción con las Prácticas de Laboratorio y Taller

    2014-01-01

    EVALUACIÓN Y MEJORA DE LAS PRÁCTICAS DE TALLER Y LABORATORIO DE LAS ÁREAS DE CONOCIMIENTO DE CIENCIA DE LOS MATERIALES E INGENIERÍA METALÚRGICA Y DE QUÍMICA INORGÁNICA. Proyecto de Innovación Docente. Acción avalada: AAA_14_059 Una vez que los estudios de Grado están implantados y que se ha elegido un conjunto de prácticas para ilustrar los conceptos teóricos, transcurridos cuatro años se considera necesario evaluar lo hecho y plantear propuestas de revisión y mejora. La revisión se p...

  18. Ganhos de eficiência fertilizante em bananeira sob irrigação e fertirrigação Enhancing nutrient use efficiency in banana due to irrigation and fertigation

    Luiz Antonio Junqueira Teixeira

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O aumento da eficiência fertilizante tem sido cada vez mais almejado nas boas práticas de manejo da adubação de culturas, não somente buscando reduzir custos de produção, mas também reduzir possíveis impactos ambientais. Com o objetivo de avaliar a eficiência dos fertilizantes nitrogenados e potássicos no cultivo da bananeira, foram realizados dois experimentos de campo com a cultivar 'Nanicão' (Musa AAA, subgrupo Cavendish, no Planalto do Estado de São Paulo, durante quatro ciclos de produção. Esta região caracteriza-se por estação chuvosa no verão e seca no inverno. No primeiro experimento, avaliou-se a eficiência da aplicação das doses de N: 0; 200; 400 e 800 kg ha-1 e de K: 0; 300; 600 e 900 kg ha-1 de K2O, em sistema de cultivo irrigado, comparado ao de sequeiro. No segundo experimento, estudou-se a eficiência da adubação com N e K aplicada por fertirrigação e de modo convencional via solo. Nos dois experimentos, a irrigação e a fertirrigação foram feitas por microaspersão, empregando-se como fontes de N e de K nitrato de amônio e cloreto de potássio, respectivamente. A eficiência dos fertilizantes foi estimada pela relação entre a massa dos frutos produzidos por unidade de nutriente aplicado. Para a média das doses empregadas e dos ciclos de produção, observou-se que a irrigação incrementou a eficiência da adubação em relação ao sequeiro, em aproximadamente 36 % e 32 %, respectivamente, para nitrogênio e potássio. A aplicação de nitrogênio e potássio via fertirrigação promoveu aumento de 36 % na eficiência fertilizante em relação à adubação sólida convencional, via solo. Incrementos na eficiência dos fertilizantes decorrentes da irrigação e da fertirrigação possibilitaram diminuir os gastos com o uso destes insumos.The best nutritional practices aim to increase nutrient use efficiency in order to reduce production costs and environmental impacts. In order to evaluate

  19. From Cavendish to PLANCK: Constraining Newton's gravitational constant with CMB temperature and polarization anisotropy

    We present new constraints on cosmic variations of Newton's gravitational constant by making use of the latest CMB data from WMAP, BOOMERANG, CBI and ACBAR experiments and independent constraints coming from big bang nucleosynthesis. We found that current CMB data provide constraints at the ∼10% level, that can be improved to ∼3% by including big bang nucleosynthesis data. We show that future data expected from the Planck satellite could constrain G at the ∼1.5% level while an ultimate, cosmic variance limited, CMB experiment could reach a precision of about 0.4%, competitive with current laboratory measurements.

  20. From Cavendish to PLANCK: Constraining Newton's Gravitational Constant with CMB Temperature and Polarization Anisotropy

    Galli, Silvia; Melchiorri, Alessandro; Smoot, George F.; Zahn, Oliver

    2009-01-01

    We present new constraints on cosmic variations of Newton's gravitational constant by making use of the latest CMB data from WMAP, BOOMERANG, CBI and ACBAR experiments and independent constraints coming from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. We found that current CMB data provide constraints at the 10% level, that can be improved to 3% by including BBN data. We show that future data expected from the Planck satellite could constrain G at the 1.5% level while an ultimate, cosmic variance limited, CMB ...

  1. From Cavendish to PLANCK: Constraining Newton's Gravitational Constant with CMB Temperature and Polarization Anisotropy

    Galli, Silvia; Smoot, George F; Zahn, Oliver

    2009-01-01

    We present new constraints on cosmic variations of Newton's gravitational constant by making use of the latest CMB data from WMAP, BOOMERANG, CBI and ACBAR experiments and independent constraints coming from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. We found that current CMB data provide constraints at the 10% level, that can be improved to 3% by including BBN data. We show that future data expected from the Planck satellite could constrain G at the 1.5% level while an ultimate, cosmic variance limited, CMB experiment could reach a precision of about 0.4%, competitive with current laboratory measurements.

  2. In vivo fertilization of banana

    Taliane Leila Soares

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research was to study the in vivo fertilization process of banana cultivars. The diploid hybrid (AA 091087-01 was the male progenitor. Flower samples were checked for fertilization from the first to the twentieth day after pollination. The size of the diploid ovules increased gradually at the beginning of the seed formation process. On the other hand, in the AAA triploids (Cavendish subgroup, the not fertilized ovules were aborted. In the AAB triploids (Prata subgroup some ovules were fertilized. The flowers of Grand Naine, Nanicão and 'Pacovan' cultivars presented necrosis in the distal part of the ovary on the first day after pollination. Necrosis can hinder pollen tube growth towards the ovule, which might be related to the low seed yield in 'Pacovan' cultivars and to the absence of seeds in the Cavendish subgroup cultivars.

  3. Careers Other Than Academia EPA/AAAS Graduate Fellowship Expo

    NCER invited Emilie to speak to the EPA STAR graduate fellows about her transition from graduate school into a postdoctoral position with the EPA. Discussion of what led Emilie to seek a position with the EPA, how she conducted her job search, and what qualities she thinks gradu...

  4. 26 CFR 1.1368-2 - Accumulated adjustments account (AAA).

    2010-04-01

    ... depletion over the basis of property subject to depletion unless the property is an oil or gas property the... of the shareholders' deductions for depletion for any oil or gas property held by the corporation... the adjusted basis of which exceeds its fair market value on the date of the distribution and...

  5. Dimensions of Usability: Cougaar, Aglets and Adaptive Agent Architecture (AAA)

    Haack, Jereme N.; Cowell, Andrew J.; Gorton, Ian

    2004-06-20

    Research and development organizations are constantly evaluating new technologies in order to implement the next generation of advanced applications. At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, agent technologies are perceived as an approach that can provide a competitive advantage in the construction of highly sophisticated software systems in a range of application areas. An important factor in selecting a successful agent architecture is the level of support it provides the developer in respect to developer support, examples of use, integration into current workflow and community support. Without such assistance, the developer must invest more effort into learning instead of applying the technology. Like many other applied research organizations, our staff are not dedicated to a single project and must acquire new skills as required, underlining the importance of being able to quickly become proficient. A project was instigated to evaluate three candidate agent toolkits across the dimensions of support they provide. This paper reports on the outcomes of this evaluation and provides insights into the agent technologies evaluated.

  6. Mechanism of Amyloidogenesis of a Bacterial AAA+ Chaperone.

    Chan, Sze Wah Samuel; Yau, Jason; Ing, Christopher; Liu, Kaiyin; Farber, Patrick; Won, Amy; Bhandari, Vaibhav; Kara-Yacoubian, Nareg; Seraphim, Thiago V; Chakrabarti, Nilmadhab; Kay, Lewis E; Yip, Christopher M; Pomès, Régis; Sharpe, Simon; Houry, Walid A

    2016-07-01

    Amyloids are fibrillar protein superstructures that are commonly associated with diseases in humans and with physiological functions in various organisms. The precise mechanisms of amyloid formation remain to be elucidated. Surprisingly, we discovered that a bacterial Escherichia coli chaperone-like ATPase, regulatory ATPase variant A (RavA), and specifically the LARA domain in RavA, forms amyloids under acidic conditions at elevated temperatures. RavA is involved in modulating the proper assembly of membrane respiratory complexes. LARA contains an N-terminal loop region followed by a β-sandwich-like folded core. Several approaches, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations, were used to determine the mechanism by which LARA switches to an amyloid state. These studies revealed that the folded core of LARA is amyloidogenic and is protected by its N-terminal loop. At low pH and high temperatures, the interaction of the N-terminal loop with the folded core is disrupted, leading to amyloid formation. PMID:27265850

  7. Nuclear Forensics: Report of the AAAS/APS Working Group

    Tannenbaum, Benn

    2008-04-01

    This report was produced by a Working Group of the American Physical Society's Program on Public Affairs in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy. The primary purpose of this report is to provide the Congress, U.S. government agencies and other institutions involved in nuclear forensics with a clear unclassified statement of the state of the art of nuclear forensics; an assessment of its potential for preventing and identifying unattributed nuclear attacks; and identification of the policies, resources and human talent to fulfill that potential. In the course of its work, the Working Group observed that nuclear forensics was an essential part of the overall nuclear attribution process, which aims at identifying the origin of unidentified nuclear weapon material and, in the event, an unidentified nuclear explosion. A credible nuclear attribution capability and in particular nuclear forensics capability could deter essential participants in the chain of actors needed to smuggle nuclear weapon material or carry out a nuclear terrorist act and could also encourage states to better secure such materials and weapons. The Working Group also noted that nuclear forensics result would take some time to obtain and that neither internal coordination, nor international arrangements, nor the state of qualified personnel and needed equipment were currently enough to minimize the time needed to reach reliable results in an emergency such as would be caused by a nuclear detonation or the intercept of a weapon-size quantity of material. The Working Group assesses international cooperation to be crucial for forensics to work, since the material would likely come from inadequately documented foreign sources. In addition, international participation, if properly managed, could enhance the credibility of the deterrent effect of attribution. Finally the Working Group notes that the U.S. forensics capability involved a number of agencies and other groups that would have to cooperate rapidly in an emergency and that suitable exercises to ensure such cooperation were needed.

  8. AAA Roadmap for Navigating Religion in Physical Education

    Kahan, David

    2011-01-01

    The majority of Americans identify with a religious faith, and the connection between religious beliefs/behaviors and health behaviors make it important to understand teachers' role and influence in this regard. The purpose of this article is to inform readers regarding (1) religious demographics in the United States; (2) the relationship between…

  9. The 40th AAAS Gordon Conference on nuclear chemistry

    I am pleased to speak at the Fortieth Gordon Conference on Nuclear Chemistry. I served as Chairman of the first Gordon Conference on Nuclear Chemistry held June 23--27, 1952, at New Hampton, New Hampshire. In my remarks, during which I shall quote from my journal, I shall describe some of the background leading up to the first Gordon Conference on Nuclear Chemistry and my attendance at the first seven Gordon Conferences during the period 1952 through 1958. I shall also quote my description of my appearance as the featured speaker at the Silver Anniversary of the Gordon Research Conferences on December 27, 1956 held at the Commodore Hotel in New York City. I shall begin with reference to my participation in the predecessor to the Gordon Conferences, the Gibson Island Research Conferences 45 years ago, on Thursday, June 20, 1946, as a speaker. This was 15 years after the start of these conferences in 1931. Neil Gordon played a leading role in these conferences, which were named (in 1948) in his honor -- the Gordon Research Conferences -- soon after they were moved to Colby Junior College, New London, New Hampshire in 1947. W. George Parks became Director in 1947, Alexander Cruickshank became Assistant Director in 1947 and Director in 1968

  10. Antimicrobial Treatment to Impair Expansion of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

    Bergqvist, David; Lindeman, Johannes H N; Lindholt, Jes Sanddal;

    2013-01-01

    Antimicrobial treatment to attenuate expansion of abdominal aortic aneurysm has been suggested, especially with the focus on Chlamydophila. In this systematic literature review only four randomized trials were identified. In two small studies there is an indication of an effect of roxithromycin. In...

  11. The 40th AAAS Gordon Conference on nuclear chemistry

    Seaborg, G.T.

    1991-06-27

    I am pleased to speak at the Fortieth Gordon Conference on Nuclear Chemistry. I served as Chairman of the first Gordon Conference on Nuclear Chemistry held June 23--27, 1952, at New Hampton, New Hampshire. In my remarks, during which I shall quote from my journal, I shall describe some of the background leading up to the first Gordon Conference on Nuclear Chemistry and my attendance at the first seven Gordon Conferences during the period 1952 through 1958. I shall also quote my description of my appearance as the featured speaker at the Silver Anniversary of the Gordon Research Conferences on December 27, 1956 held at the Commodore Hotel in New York City. I shall begin with reference to my participation in the predecessor to the Gordon Conferences, the Gibson Island Research Conferences 45 years ago, on Thursday, June 20, 1946, as a speaker. This was 15 years after the start of these conferences in 1931. Neil Gordon played a leading role in these conferences, which were named (in 1948) in his honor -- the Gordon Research Conferences -- soon after they were moved to Colby Junior College, New London, New Hampshire in 1947. W. George Parks became Director in 1947, Alexander Cruickshank became Assistant Director in 1947 and Director in 1968.

  12. Calidad universitaria: actitudes y creencias de alumnos de 4º de EM respecto de un subgrupo de universidades de la V Región

    Guido Demicheli

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTThis investigation was aimed to analyze the most important attitudes and cognitive associations a target group recognizes respect to the quality of four universities at the Fifth Region of Chile. To that end, it was necessary to identify the main attributes high school students connect to universities’ quality and establish their attitudes about the selected universities and those attributes.The study found a positive response to institutional prestige, high quality professors and good labor future opportunities and a negative one to strikes and mobilizations since they always affect the desirable conditions associated with universities’ quality. All these beliefs are ordered in one consistent hierarchy. Unexpected dimensions such as “good environment within the university” and “quality of life” seem to be strongly considered as constitutive attributes of quality by future university students. RESUMENLos objetivos de esta investigación fueron analizar las principales actitudes y relaciones cognitivas presentadas por la muestra en estudio, en relación con la calidad de cuatro entidades universitarias de la V Región. Para ello fue necesario identificar los principales atributos que los estudiantes de 4ºaño de educación media, EM, de Valparaíso y Viña del Mar vinculan con el concepto de “calidad de las universidades”; establecer las actitudes del grupo en estudio respecto de los atributos asociados con la calidad de las universidades de la V Región, así como en relación con dichas instituciones en tanto tales, y establecer las creencias del grupo en estudio respecto de los atributos asociados a la calidad de las universidades, al igual que acerca de las relaciones entre dichos atributos y las entidades universitarias estudiadas. Las principales conclusiones indican actitudes claramente favorables respecto del prestigio institucional, los buenos profesores y las posibilidades laborales futuras; actitud negativa hacia paros y movilizaciones por sus implicancias sobre las condiciones deseables para una universidad de calidad. Todas las creencias relativas a los atributos positivos asociados con calidad se ordenan poniendo en un solo y consistente orden jerárquico a las cuatro universidades estudiadas. Dimensiones inéditas y un tanto inesperadas, como “buen ambiente intrauniversitario” y “calidad de vida” parecen ser significativamente consideradas como constitutivas de calidad de las universidades por los futuros estudiantes.

  13. Distribuição de subgrupos com base nas respostas fisiológicas em jogadores profissionais de futebol pela técnica K Means Cluster

    Luiz Fernando Novack; Vitor Bertoli Nascimento; Fabiano de Macedo Salgueirosa; Luís Felipe Carignano; André Fornaziero; Elton Bonfim Gomes; Raul Osiecki

    2013-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: A preparação física no futebol necessita estar sempre em constante atualização em virtude das exigências presentes no futebol contemporâneo. OBJETIVO: Verificar a sensibilidade da técnica estatística K Means Cluster na distribuição de grupos com base nas respostas fisiológicas pertinentes ao futebol. MÉTODOS: Os atletas foram submetidos a avaliações antropométricas para determinar o percentual de gordura (%G) e de massa magra (MM), teste incremental em esteira para obter o VO2 máx...

  14. Distribuição de subgrupos com base nas respostas fisiológicas em jogadores profissionais de futebol pela técnica K Means Cluster

    Luiz Fernando Novack

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A preparação física no futebol necessita estar sempre em constante atualização em virtude das exigências presentes no futebol contemporâneo. OBJETIVO: Verificar a sensibilidade da técnica estatística K Means Cluster na distribuição de grupos com base nas respostas fisiológicas pertinentes ao futebol. MÉTODOS: Os atletas foram submetidos a avaliações antropométricas para determinar o percentual de gordura (%G e de massa magra (MM, teste incremental em esteira para obter o VO2 máximo (VO2máx e a velocidade de limiar ventilatório (VLim, bem como testes de campo para a agilidade (AG e o salto vertical (SV. Os dados foram analisados pelo teste de Kruskal-Wallis e a distribuição dos grupos foi desenvolvida pela técnica de K Means Cluster conforme as semelhanças dos jogadores com essas variáveis fisiológicas, assumindo o nível de significância de p < 0,05. RESULTADOS: Os grupos diferiram significativamente somente com relação ao SV (p < 0,001, MM (p < 0,001, VLim (p = 0,011 e VO2máx (p = 0,029 indicando que para estas variáveis, os atletas necessitam ser distribuídos em grupos. Entretanto, o %G e a AG (p = 0,317; p = 0,922, respectivamente, não foram diferentes, indicando que essas variáveis podem ser aprimoradas em todos os atletas de maneira coletiva. CONCLUSÃO: Tendo em vista os resultados encontrados, podemos concluir que a distribuição dos grupos pela técnica K Means Cluster pode ser realizada utilizando as respostas fisiológicas dos atletas no intuito de otimizar e priorizar o treinamento físico das principais necessidades apresentadas em comum pelos atletas, independentemente da função tática exercida em campo.

  15. Condição periodontal de um subgrupo populacional do município de Guarulhos, SP Periodontal status of a population subgroup from Guarulhos, SP

    Fátima de Lourdes Bolzan Pion

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo transversal determinou a condição periodontal e sua associação com fatores de risco em uma amostra de conveniência de 588 indivíduos atendidos na Universidade Guarulhos, entre 1999 e 2003. Características geográficas, demográficas e comportamentais, parâmetros bucais e periodontais foram tabulados e analisados em SPSS 11.5. Os testes t Student e Qui-quadrado determinaram a significância (p 3,0 mm com fatores de risco (por exemplo: idade, sexo, fumo e comportamentais. A análise de regressão linear multivariada determinou a associação entre exposição aos fatores de risco e doença. A população estudada com média de idade de 36,1 ± 14,5 anos foi composta principalmente por mulheres (72,1% e minoria fumante (13,3%. Os valores médios de dentes ausentes e profundidade de sondagem (PS foram de 5,7 ± 5,9 dentes e 2,2 ± 0,8 mm, respectivamente. A prevalência de PS > 3,0mm (valor referência foi de 13,5%; e a distribuição regional da população de acordo com este critério foi: centro, 2,0%; zona oeste, 17,8%; zona leste, 38,0%; zona sul, 6,7% ; e zona norte, 35,5%. As freqüências médias dos índices de placa e sangramento a sondagem foram de 75,3% e 34,1%, respectivamente. A condição periodontal exibiu correlação com idade, fumo e presença de biofilme supragengival. Exceto pela última, estas variáveis também mostraram associação pela análise de regressão multivariada. A população estudada exibiu elevado grau de inflamação gengival e baixo percentual de bolsas periodontais, estando a condição periodontal associada à idade e ao hábito de fumar.This cross-sectional study determined the periodontal status and its association with risk factors in a convenience sample of 588 subjects seen at the dental clinic of Guarulhos University from 1999 to 2003. To reach the study objectives, geographic, demographic and behavioral characteristics, as well as, oral and periodontal parameters were tabulated and analyzed using SPSS. Chi-square and Student's t tests determined significance (p 3mm with risk (age, sex, smoking and behavioral factors. Multivariate linear regression evaluated the association between risk factors and periodontal disease. The study population presented a mean age of 36.1 ± 14.5 years, and was primarily comprised women (72.1%, while smokers were minority (13.3%. The mean number of missing teeth and periodontal probing depth (PPD were 5.7 ± 5.9 teeth and 2.2 ± 0.8 mm, respectively. The prevalence of PPD > 3.0mm was 13.5% and the regional distribution of the population following the same cut-off point was: center 2.0%, west zone 17.8%, east zone 38.0%, south zone 6.7%, and north zone 35.5%. The average indices for plaque and bleeding on probing were 75.3% and 34.1%, respectively. Periodontal status was correlated with age, smoking habits and presence of supragingival biofilm. However, the latter did not show association when entered on the multivariate analysis, in contrast with the others. The study population showed high levels of gingival inflammation and a low percentage of periodontal pockets. Periodontal status was associated with smoking habits and age.

  16. Tireoidite de Hashimoto pode estar associada a um subgrupo de pacientes de esclerose sistêmica com hipertensão pulmonar

    Ciliana Cardoso B. Costa

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: Estudos recentes mostram associação entre tireoidites autoimunes e esclerose sistêmica (ES, e sugerem que essa condição pode interferir no fenótipo da ES. Entretanto, esses estudos avaliam as tireoidites autoimunes como um todo e nenhum deles aborda especificamente a tireoidite de Hashimoto (TH na ES. Objetivo: Investigar a presença de TH em pacientes com ES e sua possível associação com as manifestações da doença. Casuística e métodos: Manifestações clínicas de hipotireoidismo, TSH, T4 livre e anticorpos antitireoidanos (anti-TPO, anti TBG e TRAb foram pesquisados em 56 pacientes com ES. Pacientes com ES e TH foram comparados com pacientes com ES sem tireoidite. Resultados: TH foi observada em 19,64% dos pacientes com ES. Não foi encontrada associação entre a TH e as diferentes formas de doença ou com o perfil de autoanticorpos. Da mesma forma, não houve diferença entre a média do escore de Rodnan modificado e entre a presença de fenômeno de Raynaud, cicatrizes estelares, necrose digital, miosite, artrite, sintomas sicca, dismotilidade esofágica ou crise renal esclerodérmica quando os grupos foram comparados. Por outro lado, pacientes com TH apresentaram maior frequência de hipertensão pulmonar quando comparados a pacientes sem TH (66,6% vs 22,5%; p = 0,016. Conclusões: Na amostra de ES estudada, a TH está associada a uma maior prevalência de hipertensão pulmonar. Estudos de seguimento a longo prazo, englobando um número maior de pacientes com ES e TH, são necessários para confirmar esses dados.

  17. Molecular Characterization of Somatic Mutation in Musa acuminata 'Red'

    Musa acuminata 'Red' (AAA) is a South Indian dessert banana cultivar (2n = 3x = 33) with a characteristic red color in the pseudostem, petiole and fruit peel. Red banana undergoes the process of somaclonal variation, producing the 'off types' Musa acuminata 'Green' cultivars. The frequency of the production of this 'green variant' is high during in vitro multiplication. In plants, anthocyanin pigments are assembled from phenyl alanine and acetyl CoA by the enzyme chalcone synthase (CHS). To understand the molecular mechanism for the somaclonal variation in Red banana, the chalcone synthase gene sequences were amplified using PCR products and sequences were compared with those of 'Green variants (AAA)', 'Dwarf Cavendish (AAA)' and diploid 'Pisang lilin' (AA). Sequence variations were observed only in amplified product from Red cultivar. Predicted amino acid sequences of the longest ORF indicated changes in seven amino acids such as arginine, glutamine, alanine, aspartic acid, isoleucine, phenylalanine and asparagine to serine, leucine, proline, alanine, valine, tyrosine and serine respectively. Musa acuminata cv. Red with anthocyanin content might have originated as a natural mutant, selected and maintained by vegetative propagation through generations. (author)

  18. Restrictions on the parameters of the spin-1 antigraviton and the dilaton resulting from the Casimir effect and from the Eoetvoes and Cavendish experiments

    On the basis of an analysis of experimental data, restrictions are obtained on the parameters of hypothetical long-range Yukawa-type interactions which arise from the exchange of vector and pseudo-Goldstone particles. The masses of the spin-1 antigraviton and the dilaton are estimated to be greater than 6x10-5 and 4x10-5 eV, respectively

  19. Diagnosis and perioperative management of ruptured AAA mimicking symptomatic groin hernia

    Klein, Holger Jan; Becker, Daniel; Rancic, Zoran

    2016-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) can infrequently present as symptomatic groin hernia. This misleading form of presentation often leads to erroneous preoperative management resulting in poor survival. CASE PRESENTATION: Two patients with RAAA mimicking symptomatic groin hernia underwent different preoperative managements pointing out the importance of the principles of hypotensive haemostasis in the scope of this emergency scenario. CONCLUSION: Computed Tomography...

  20. Diagnosis and perioperative management of ruptured AAA mimicking symptomatic groin hernia

    Holger Jan Klein; Daniel Becker; Zoran Rancic

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) can infrequently present as symptomatic groin hernia. This misleading form of presentation often leads to erroneous preoperative management resulting in poor survival. Case presentation: Two patients with RAAA mimicking symptomatic groin hernia underwent different preoperative managements pointing out the importance of the principles of hypotensive haemostasis in the scope of this emergency scenario. Conclusion: Computed Tomography...

  1. Detectability of motions in AAA with ECG-gated CTA : A quantitative study

    Klein, Almar; Oostveen, Luuk J.; Greuter, Marcel J. W.; Hoogeveen, Yvonne; Kool, Leo J. Schultze; Slump, Cornelis H.; Renema, W. Klaas Jan

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: ECG-gated CT enables the visualization of motions caused by the beating of the heart. Although ECG gating is frequently used in cardiac CT imaging, this technique is also very promising for evaluating vessel wall motion of the aortic artery and the motions of (stent grafts inside) abdominal

  2. Studi Pemakaian Tepung Pisang Ambon (Musa acuminata AAA) sebagai Anti-aging Dalam Sediaan Masker

    Sinambela, Lisberia

    2016-01-01

    Background: Facial mask is cosmetic used as a skin care action, banana contains flavonoids, vitamins, and melatonin contained in banana flour efficacious as an antioxidants and smooth the skin, rejuvenate the skin, keeping the softness of the skin so the skin younger and fresher. Objective: This study was to formulate anti-aging mask with banana flour and to evaluate its anti-aging effect. Methods: Banana flour made by steaming banana 15 minutes, then thinly sliced, then dried under the...

  3. Introductory Chemistry Needs A Revolution. ACS and IUPAC and AAAS and ICUC Should Lead It

    Hawkes, Stephen J.

    2005-01-01

    The standard curriculum for introductory chemistry does not reflect the needs of students, is enforced by custom and untenured teachers who deviate from it endanger prospects for tenure. Hence, revision of the introductory curriculum should involve research into actual needs and interests of students and should reflect what modern workers conceive…

  4. Ethical Issues and the Life Sciences. Test Edition. AAAS Study Guides on Contemporary Problems.

    Kieffer, George H.

    This is one of several study guides on contemporary problems produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science with support of the National Science Foundation. This study guide on Ethical Issues and the Life Sciences includes the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) The Search for an Ethic; (3) Biomedical Issues including…

  5. An Instructors Guide to Water Pollution. Test Edition. AAAS Study Guides on Contemporary Problems, No. 5.

    Kidd, David E.

    This is one of several study guides on contemporary problems produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science with support of the National Science Foundation. This study guide on water pollution includes the following units: (1) Overview of World Pollution; (2) History, Definition, Criteria; (3) Ecosystem Theory; (4) Biological…

  6. Science, Science Signaling, and Science Translational Medicine – AAAS Special Collection on Cancer Research, March 2011

    Forsythe, Katherine H.

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The National Cancer Act, signed in 1971, aimed to eliminate cancer deaths through a massive increase in research funding. The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the publisher of Science, Science Signaling, and Science Translational Medicine, observed the 40th anniversary of the Cancer Act in 2011, with special research articles and features, found in all three journals, on the state of cancer research 40 years later. This collection of articles explores both breakthroughs and the challenges in cancer research over the last four decades, and lets us know what we might expect in the future.

  7. Distinct static and dynamic interactions control ATPase-peptidase communication in a AAA+ protease

    Martin, Andreas; Baker, Tania A.; Sauer, Robert T.

    2007-01-01

    In the ClpXP proteolytic machine, ClpX uses the energy of ATP hydrolysis to unfold protein substrates and translocate them through a central pore and into the degradation chamber of ClpP. Here, we demonstrate a bipartite system of ClpX-ClpP interactions that serves multiple functional roles. High-affinity contacts between six loops near the periphery of the hexameric ClpX ring and a ClpP ring establish correct positioning and increase degradation activity but are insensitive to nucleotide sta...

  8. Effects of gamma radiation on banana 'nanica' (Musa sp., group AAA) irradiated in pre climacteric phase

    The present work verified the effect of gamma radiation on physical and chemical parameters of banana 'nanica', analyzing possible alterations on the period of conservation and the possibility of commercial irradiation aiming the exportation. The results had demonstrated that the radiations had not produced effect on pH and total acidity. However, the bananas of the 'control group' and those that had received 0,75 kGy, had presented greater maturation degree and, radiated with 0,30 kGy, had presented greater firmness. In accordance with the results of the organoleptic analysis, can be perceived that the bananas most mature, especially of the 'control group', had had greater acceptance. The bananas of treatments 0,30 and 0,60 kGy had had minors notes for presenting minor maturation stadium. Knowing that the irradiation in adequate dose and fruits of good quality brings benefits to the storage and the process of exportation, we conclude that the dose most appropriate for the control of the maturation of the 'nanica' banana is 0,30 kGy. (author)

  9. Diagnosis and perioperative management of ruptured AAA mimicking symptomatic groin hernia

    Holger Jan Klein

    2016-01-01

    Conclusion: Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA remains the recommended diagnostic tool—for both safe diagnosis of the ruptured aneurysm and precise preoperative planning. Endovascular aortic repair of the RAAA—if feasible—is the treatment of choice. This rare form of RAAA manifestation should call physicians attention—especially in patients with known abdominal aortic aneurysms in their preceding medical history.

  10. Tendências da epidemia de AIDS entre subgrupos sob maior risco no Brasil, 1980-2004 Trends in the AIDS epidemic in groups at highest risk in Brazil, 1980-2004

    Aristides Barbosa Júnior

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem por objetivo apresentar as tendências da epidemia de AIDS em grupos populacionais sob maior risco no Brasil. A técnica de análise discriminante foi utilizada para reclassificação dos casos masculinos com categoria de exposição ignorada em um dos três grupos homens que fazem sexo com homens (HSH, usuários de drogas injetáveis (UDI ou heterossexuais. Foram estimadas as taxas de incidência de AIDS por sexo e categoria de exposição no período 1980-2004. No período 1980-1988, os casos homossexuais ou bissexuais masculinos correspondiam a 63,6% dos casos, e a proporção de mulheres era de 10%. Posteriormente, há um decréscimo importante no papel desempenhado pelos HSH e ocorre um acréscimo nas outras categorias de exposição. Apesar das tendências de decréscimo para as incidências de casos HSH e UDI e acréscimo entre os heterossexuais masculinos e as mulheres, quando as taxas de incidência são comparadas o risco é maior entre os HSH e UDI. A análise da dinâmica da epidemia de AIDS no Brasil mostra a importância dos grupos HSH e UDI masculinos enquanto grupos de risco diferenciado.The objective of this paper was to present the trends in the AIDS epidemic in the population groups at highest risk in Brazil. Discriminant analysis was used to reclassify cases with unknown risk into one of the three groups: IDU (injecting drug users, MSM (men who have sex with men, and heterosexuals. AIDS incidence rates by gender and exposure category were estimated for the period 1980-2004. In 1980-1988, 63.6% of AIDS cases were homosexual or bisexual males and 10% were females. Since 1988, there has been a decrease in the proportion of MSM and an increase in the other categories. Despite the incidence trends observed by exposure category, when the incidence rates were compared, the risk was much higher among MSM as compared to heterosexuals. Analysis of the AIDS epidemic dynamics in Brazil emphasizes the importance of MSM and male IDU as higher-risk groups.

  11. Aportación del análisis inmunofenotípico en la caracterización de la leucemia aguda y en la identificación de subgrupos moleculares

    Muñoz Marín, Luz

    2006-01-01

    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada La leucemia aguda es una alterción clonal de los progenitores hematopoyéticos, con una gran heterogeneidad tando desde el punto de vista clínico como biológico. Actualmente el tratamiento de los pacientes con leucemia aguda se estratifica según factores pronósticos. Disponemos de diversas técnicas útiles en el diagnóstico, clasificación y seguimiento de los enfermos con leucemia aguda y es necesario integrar todas ellas ...

  12. 5个香蕉穿孔线虫种群对香蕉的致病性测定%Determination of Pathogenicity of 5 Populations of Radopholus similis to 3 Banana Cultivars

    符美英; 吴凤芝; 卜小莉; 王会芳; 陈绵才

    2011-01-01

    Radopholus similis is the most serious pest of banana. The pathogenicity of 5 populations of R. Similis to seedlings of 3 banana cultivars was tested by pot-inoculation in greenhouse. The results showed that all of the 5 populations of R. Similis were highly pathogenic to Musa AAA Giant Cavendish cv. Baxi. RSI population of R. Similis showed weak pathogenicity to Musa ABB Pisang Awak and the other four populations showed no pathogenicity to Musa ABB Pisang Awak. Musa acuminata cv. Mas was not the host of these 5 R. Similis populations. Musa AAA Giant Cavendish cv. Baxi plants parasitized with R. Similis showed a reduced growth with yellowing leaves and browning spot in roots.%香蕉穿孔线虫对香蕉生产是一种毁灭性的危害.为了明确5个香蕉穿孔线虫种群对香蕉的致病性,在温室中采用盆栽接种的方法,分别测定了5个香蕉穿孔线虫花卉种群对巴西蕉、皇帝蕉和粉蕉的寄生性.结果表明,5个香蕉穿孔线虫种群对巴西蕉都有强致病性;RS1种群对粉蕉存在弱致病性,其他4个种群对粉蕉均没有致病性;皇帝蕉不是这5个香蕉穿孔线虫种群的寄主植物.香蕉穿孔线虫寄生巴西蕉后,造成香蕉植株明显矮小、长势弱,严重时地上部叶片出现萎蔫黄化,根部形成褐色病斑甚至坏死变黑腐烂等症状,对巴西蕉危害显著.

  13. ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR BANANA CROP VIABILIDADE ECONÔMICA DE MANEJOS NUTRICIONAIS NA CULTURA DE BANANA

    Maura Seiko Tsutsui Esperancini

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Proper fertilizing management, in order to optimize fruit quality and yield, is a relevant stage on the production process to the rural entrepreneur profitability. So, the aim of this study was to analyze the economic feasibility of five nutrient management practices for banana crop, Cavendish cultivars, in the Médio Paranapanema region, São Paulo State, Brazil, in 2009/2010. The effective operational cost (EOC and total operational cost (TOC structures and three profitability indicators were used. Significant differences were observed among the management systems, and the system that resulted in major economic advantage to the producer provided an average profit rate 25.6% higher than other treatments, with total net revenue about 29.5% higher than other management types. The unitary cost was lower for the most profitable nutrient management practice, although the yield was 9.5% lower than the management system that presented the highest yield levels.

    KEY-WORDS: Musa sp.; banana crop; fertilization; production cost; profitability.

    O manejo adequado da adubação, visando à otimização da produtividade e qualidade dos frutos, é uma etapa representativa do processo produtivo para rentabilidade do empreendedor rural. Neste contexto, objetivou-se analisar a viabilidade econômica de cinco tipos de manejo nutricional de bananeiras de cultivares do subgrupo Cavendish, na região do Médio Paranapanema (SP, em 2009/2010. Foram utilizadas estruturas do custo operacional efetivo (COE e custo operacional total (COT e três indicadores de rentabilidade. Diferenças significativas foram observadas entre os manejos, sendo que o sistema de manejo que resultou em maior vantagem econômica para o produtor proporcionou índice médio de lucratividade 25,6% superior aos demais

  14. The Role of the N-Domain in the ATPase Activity of the Mammalian AAA ATPase p97/VCP*

    Niwa, Hajime; Ewens, Caroline A.; Tsang, Chun; Yeung, Heidi O.; Zhang, Xiaodong; Freemont, Paul S.

    2012-01-01

    p97/valosin-containing protein (VCP) is a type II ATPase associated with various cellular activities that forms a homohexamer with each protomer containing an N-terminal domain (N-domain); two ATPase domains, D1 and D2; and a disordered C-terminal region. Little is known about the role of the N-domain or the C-terminal region in the p97 ATPase cycle. In the p97-associated human disease inclusion body myopathy associated with Paget disease of bone and frontotemporal dementia, the majority of m...

  15. Current technology for the treatment of infection following abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) fixation by endovascular repair (EVAR).

    Capoccia, L; Mestres, G; Riambau, V

    2014-06-01

    In recent years, in parallel with the increase of endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) procedures performances, a rise of late open surgical removal of EVAR implants has been observed, due to non-endovascularly correctable graft complications. Among them endograft infection is a rare but devastating occurrence, accounting for an incidence ranging from 0.2% to 0.7% in major series, and almost 1% of all causes of endograft explantations. However, a real estimation of the incidence of the problem respect to the number of EVAR implantations is difficult to obtain. Time to infection is usually defined as the period between EVAR and presentation of symptoms that leads to the infection diagnosis. It can be extremely variable, depending on bacterial virulence and host conditions. The diagnosis of an endograft infection is usually based on a combination of clinical symptoms, imaging studies and microbial cultures whenever possible. If computed tomography (CT) scan is employed in almost 100% of infection diagnosis, a combination of fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) and CT scan is nowadays used with increasing frequency in order to rise the likelihood of detecting a graft infection, since even cultures of blood or samples collected from the infected field can sometimes be negative. Complete graft excision seems the best approach whenever a surgical reconstruction could be attempted. In situ reconstruction can be performed by the interposition of an autologous vein, a cryopreserved allograft or a rifampin-soaked Dacron graft. The so-called conventional treatment contemplates the re-establishment of vascularization through extranatomical routes, thus preserving the new graft material from possible contamination by the surgical field just cleaned. When severe comorbid conditions did not allow graft excision, a conservative treatment should be taken into account. It is mainly based on broad-spectrum or culture-specific antibiotic therapy combined, whenever possible, with percutaneous drainage of the infectious cavity or aneurismal sac followed by irrigation with saline and antibiotic solutions. New techniques of percutaneous drainage under CT scan guidance can allow expedite collection of fluid material for microbial culture or fluid drainage, catheter positioning to collect infectious material from the cavity and perform irrigation of the infected field or injection of iodine contrast when the suspicion of aortoenteric fistula exists. PMID:24518072

  16. Extending AAA operational model for profile-based access control in ethernet-based Neutral Access Networks

    J. Matias; E. Jacob; Y. Demchenko; C. de Laat; L. Gommans

    2010-01-01

    Neutral Access Networks (NAN) have appeared as a new model to overcome some restrictions and lack of flexibility that are present currently in broadband access networks. NAN brings new business opportunities by opening this market to new stakeholders. Although the NAN model is accepted, there are so

  17. Caracterización de harina y almidón de frutos de banano gros michel (musa acuminata aaa)

    Jairo Montoya-López; Víctor Dumar Quintero-Castaño; Juan Carlos Lucas-Aguirre

    2014-01-01

    En el estudio se determinaron las características fisicoquímicas, térmicas y reológicas de la harina y el almidón de frutos de banano Gros Michel (Musa acuminata) cosechado en fincas del departamento del Quindío, Colombia. En el análisis proximal, la harina presentó un contenido de fibra de 18.82% y el almidón presentó contenidos de proteína de 1.92%, grasa de 5.3% y fibra de 2.76%. La harina presentó la temperatura más alta de absorción de calor (68.88 °C) y su entalpia de gelatinización f...

  18. Optimatization of transient transformation methods to study gene expression in Musa acuminata (AAA group) cultivar Ambon Lumut

    Prayuni, Kinasih; Dwivany, Fenny M.

    2015-09-01

    Banana is classified as a climateric fruit, whose ripening is regulated by ethylene. Ethylene is synthesized from ACC (1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid) by ACC oxidase enzyme which is encoded by ACO gene. Controling an important gene expression in ethylene biosynthesis pathway has became a target to delay the ripening process. Therefore in the previous study we have designed a MaACO-RNAi construct to control MaACO gene expression. In this research, we study the effectiveness of different transient transformation methods to deliver the construct. Direct injection, with or no vaccum infiltration methods were used to deliver MaACO-RNAi construct. All of the methods succesfully deliver the construct into banana fruits based on RT-PCR result.

  19. Agronomical and molecular factors influencing bananas (Musa acuminata, AAA, cv ‘Grande-Naine’) susceptibility to crown rot disease

    Lassois, Ludivine

    2009-01-01

    Crown rot affects export bananas in all producing countries and is considered to be one of the main export banana post-harvest disease. Variations are observed in the expression of crown rot symptoms. An original approach of the disease is proposed and consists on presenting the fruit quality potential at harvest as a key factor in crown rot development. This potential develops during growth of bananas in the field and depends on a physiological and a parasitical component. The...

  20. Transcripts and MicroRNAs Responding to Salt Stress in Musa acuminata Colla (AAA Group cv. Berangan Roots.

    Wan Sin Lee

    Full Text Available Physiological responses to stress are controlled by expression of a large number of genes, many of which are regulated by microRNAs. Since most banana cultivars are salt-sensitive, improved understanding of genetic regulation of salt induced stress responses in banana can support future crop management and improvement in the face of increasing soil salinity related to irrigation and climate change. In this study we focused on determining miRNA and their targets that respond to NaCl exposure and used transcriptome sequencing of RNA and small RNA from control and NaCl-treated banana roots to assemble a cultivar-specific reference transcriptome and identify orthologous and Musa-specific miRNA responding to salinity. We observed that, banana roots responded to salinity stress with changes in expression for a large number of genes (9.5% of 31,390 expressed unigenes and reduction in levels of many miRNA, including several novel miRNA and banana-specific miRNA-target pairs. Banana roots expressed a unique set of orthologous and Musa-specific miRNAs of which 59 respond to salt stress in a dose-dependent manner. Gene expression patterns of miRNA compared with those of their predicted mRNA targets indicated that a majority of the differentially expressed miRNAs were down-regulated in response to increased salinity, allowing increased expression of targets involved in diverse biological processes including stress signaling, stress defence, transport, cellular homeostasis, metabolism and other stress-related functions. This study may contribute to the understanding of gene regulation and abiotic stress response of roots and the high-throughput sequencing data sets generated may serve as important resources related to salt tolerance traits for functional genomic studies and genetic improvement in banana.

  1. The AAA-ATPase molecular chaperone Cdc48/p97 disassembles sumoylated centromeres, decondenses heterochromatin, and activates ribosomal RNA genes

    Mérai, Zsuzsanna; Chumak, Nina; García-Aguilar, Marcelina; Hsieh, Tzung-Fu; Nishimura, Toshiro; Schoft, Vera K.; Bindics, János; Ślusarz, Lucyna; Arnoux, Stéphanie; Opravil, Susanne; Mechtler, Karl; Zilberman, Daniel; Fischer, Robert L.; Tamaru, Hisashi

    2014-01-01

    Centromeres are the fundamental unit required for segregation of chromosomes during mitosis and meiosis, and they are defined by the centromere-specific histone H3 variant (CenH3)/centromere protein A (CENP-A). In contrast to the relatively well-known process of de novo assembly of CenH3 at centromeres, little is known of how CenH3 is actively removed, leading to centromere disassembly, an essential biological process during the life of a cell. This study describes the process of centromere d...

  2. Caracterización de harina y almidón de frutos de banano Gros Michel (Musa acuminata AAA

    Jairo Montoya-López

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En el estudio se determinaron las características fisicoquímicas, térmicas y reológicas de la harina y el almidón de frutos de banano Gros Michel (Musa acuminata cosechado en fincas del departamento del Quindío, Colombia. En el análisis proximal, la harina presentó un contenido de fibra de 18.82% y el almidón presentó contenidos de proteína de 1.92%, grasa de 5.3% y fibra de 2.76%. La harina presentó la temperatura más alta de absorción de calor (68.88 °C y su entalpía de gelatinización fue de 2.17 J/g; mientras que para el almidón estos valores fueron de 48.36 °C y 44.62 J/g, respectivamente. El análisis termogravimétrico (TGA de la harina o temperaturas en las cuales se registra la descomposición de carbohidratos (componentes de bajo peso molecular y polisacáridos (componentes de alto peso molecular fueron, respectivamente, de 284.51 °C y 470.42 °C; y para el almidón fueron de 307.51 °C y 500.46 °C. Los gránulos de almidón de banano tienen forma elipsoidal con un tamaño longitudinal promedio de 39.39 µm y tamaño transversal promedio de 29.47 µm. Los difractogramas de rayos X mostraron patrones de difracción tipo B. Los viscoamilogramas mostraron que para la harina la temperatura de inicio de gelatinización (Tg es de 76.3 °C, la viscosidad máxima de 1120 cP, y para el almidón la Tg fue de 70.75 °C y la viscosidad máxima de 2087 cP.

  3. Morpho-agronomic description of plantain (musa aab, abb) and banana (musa aaa) materials grown in san andres island

    Parra Pachón, Oscar Javier; Cayón Salinas, Daniel Gerardo; Polanía Vorenberg, Jaime

    2010-01-01

    During the first semester, 2005 we studied the plantain and banana cultivars in small farms of 15 volunteer regular producers, who were participating in joint programs of the Agriculture and Fisheries Secretariat of San Andres Island and the Colombian National University Caribbean Headquarters. We described morphologically the Musa cultivars identified in the island, as well as agricultural practices of the island producers, using the INIBAP, IPGRI and CIRAD (1996) descriptors and bibliograph...

  4. The Hetero-Hexameric Nature of a Chloroplast AAA+ FtsH Protease Contributes to Its Thermodynamic Stability

    Ziv, Tamar; Adam, Zach; Prag, Gali

    2012-01-01

    FtsH is an evolutionary conserved membrane-bound metalloprotease complex. While in most prokaryotes FtsH is encoded by a single gene, multiple FtsH genes are found in eukaryotes. Genetic and biochemical data suggest that the Arabidopsis chloroplast FtsH is a hetero-hexamer. This raises the question why photosynthetic organisms require a heteromeric complex, whereas in most bacteria a homomeric one is sufficient. To gain structural information of the possible complexes, the Arabidopsis FtsH2 (type B) and FtsH5 (type A) were modeled. An in silico study with mixed models of FtsH2/5 suggests that heteromeric hexamer structure with ratio of 4∶2 is more likely to exists. Specifically, calculation of the buried surface area at the interfaces between neighboring subunits revealed that a hetero-complex should be thermodynamically more stable than a homo-hexamer, due to the presence of additional hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions. To biochemically assess this model, we generated Arabidopsis transgenic plants, expressing epitope-tagged FtsH2 and immuno-purified the protein. Mass-spectrometry analysis showed that FtsH2 is associated with FtsH1, FtsH5 and FtsH8. Interestingly, we found that ‘type B’ subunits (FtsH2 and FtsH8) were 2–3 fold more abundant than ‘type A’ (FtsH1 and FtsH5). The biochemical data corroborate the in silico model and suggest that the thylakoid FtsH hexamer is composed of two ‘type A’ and four ‘type B’ subunits. PMID:22558304

  5. The hetero-hexameric nature of a chloroplast AAA+ FtsH protease contributes to its thermodynamic stability.

    Ofer Moldavski

    Full Text Available FtsH is an evolutionary conserved membrane-bound metalloprotease complex. While in most prokaryotes FtsH is encoded by a single gene, multiple FtsH genes are found in eukaryotes. Genetic and biochemical data suggest that the Arabidopsis chloroplast FtsH is a hetero-hexamer. This raises the question why photosynthetic organisms require a heteromeric complex, whereas in most bacteria a homomeric one is sufficient. To gain structural information of the possible complexes, the Arabidopsis FtsH2 (type B and FtsH5 (type A were modeled. An in silico study with mixed models of FtsH2/5 suggests that heteromeric hexamer structure with ratio of 4:2 is more likely to exists. Specifically, calculation of the buried surface area at the interfaces between neighboring subunits revealed that a hetero-complex should be thermodynamically more stable than a homo-hexamer, due to the presence of additional hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions. To biochemically assess this model, we generated Arabidopsis transgenic plants, expressing epitope-tagged FtsH2 and immuno-purified the protein. Mass-spectrometry analysis showed that FtsH2 is associated with FtsH1, FtsH5 and FtsH8. Interestingly, we found that 'type B' subunits (FtsH2 and FtsH8 were 2-3 fold more abundant than 'type A' (FtsH1 and FtsH5. The biochemical data corroborate the in silico model and suggest that the thylakoid FtsH hexamer is composed of two 'type A' and four 'type B' subunits.

  6. Nutritional characteristics and K and Mg fertilizer combination in Baxi banana%巴西蕉的营养特性及钾镁肥配施技术研究

    姚丽贤; 周修冲; 彭志平; 陈婉珍

    2005-01-01

    钾、镁肥配施是香蕉施肥的重要措施之一.研究巴西蕉(Musa AAA Giant Cavendish cv.Baxi)的营养特性及钾镁肥配施对其生长影响的田间试验结果表明,假茎与叶片是养分累积的最主要部位;在整个生育期,叶片Mg/K比波动最大.为获得60t/hm2的高产,巴西蕉需要吸收N 275.3 kg、P 24.6kg、K 900.0kg、Ca 151.2kg、Mg 73.2kg、S 23.9kg、Fe 2091.7g、Mn2910.6 g、B 228.6 g和Zn 435.6 g.在土壤镁素丰富及Mg/K比为6.87和香蕉大量施钾条件下,施镁肥对巴西蕉的叶片营养、植株长势、蕉果农艺性状、品质及产量没有明显影响,因此,在此条件下可不必配施镁肥.

  7. Characterization of Ethylene Biosynthesis Associated with Ripening in Banana Fruit1

    Liu, Xuejun; Shiomi, Shinjiro; Nakatsuka, Akira; Kubo, Yasutaka; Nakamura, Reinosuke; Inaba, Akitsugu

    1999-01-01

    We investigated the characteristics of ethylene biosynthesis associated with ripening in banana (Musa sp. [AAA group, Cavendish subgroup] cv Grand Nain) fruit. MA-ACS1 encoding 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) synthase in banana fruit was the gene related to the ripening process and was inducible by exogenous ethylene. At the onset of the climacteric period in naturally ripened fruit, ethylene production increased greatly, with a sharp peak concomitant with an increase in the accumulation of MA-ACS1 mRNA, and then decreased rapidly. At the onset of ripening, the in vivo ACC oxidase activity was enhanced greatly, followed by an immediate and rapid decrease. Expression of the MA-ACO1 gene encoding banana ACC oxidase was detectable at the preclimacteric stage, increased when ripening commenced, and then remained high throughout the later ripening stage despite of a rapid reduction in the ACC oxidase activity. This discrepancy between enzyme activity and gene expression of ACC oxidase could be, at least in part, due to reduced contents of ascorbate and iron, cofactors for the enzyme, during ripening. Addition of these cofactors to the incubation medium greatly stimulated the in vivo ACC oxidase activity during late ripening stages. The results suggest that ethylene production in banana fruit is regulated by transcription of MA-ACS1 until climacteric rise and by reduction of ACC oxidase activity possibly through limited in situ availability of its cofactors once ripening has commenced, which in turn characterizes the sharp peak of ethylene production. PMID:10594112

  8. Role of sucrose phosphate synthase in sucrose biosynthesis in ripening bananas and its relationship to the respiratory climacteric.

    Hubbard, N L; Pharr, D M; Huber, S C

    1990-09-01

    During ripening of bananas (Musa spp. [AAA group, Cavendish subgroup]), there is a massive conversion of starch to sucrose. Also during ripening there is a rise in respiration known as the respiratory climacteric. In this study changes in carbohydrate content, activities of starch and sucrose metabolizing enzymes, and respiration were measured to assess their potential interrelationships. Sucrose phosphate synthase activity increased dramatically during the first 4 days after initiation of ripening by ethylene treatment. Starch concentration decreased and sucrose concentration increased during this time period. Developmental changes in sucrose phosphate synthase activity were measured with limiting substrate (plus Pi) and saturating substrate concentrations. Activities were not parallel under the two assay conditions, providing tentative evidence that kinetically different forms of the enzyme may exist at different stages of ripening. Sucrose accumulation rate was most highly correlated with sucrose phosphate synthase activity assayed with limiting substrate concentrations (plus Pi). The cumulative amount of CO(2) respired during ripening was positively correlated with sugar accumulation (R(2) = 0.97). From this linear regression it was calculated that a constant 0.605 millimoles of CO(2) was evolved per mole of sucrose formed throughout ripening. Using this quantity, the percentage of the total respiratory ATP produced which was required for the conversion of starch to sucrose was calculated assuming different models for carbon export from the amyloplast. The results suggest that sucrose biosynthesis during ripening constitutes a significant sink for respiratory ATP. PMID:16667688

  9. Characterization of ethylene biosynthesis associated with ripening in banana fruit.

    Liu, X; Shiomi, S; Nakatsuka, A; Kubo, Y; Nakamura, R; Inaba, A

    1999-12-01

    We investigated the characteristics of ethylene biosynthesis associated with ripening in banana (Musa sp. [AAA group, Cavendish subgroup] cv Grand Nain) fruit. MA-ACS1 encoding 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) synthase in banana fruit was the gene related to the ripening process and was inducible by exogenous ethylene. At the onset of the climacteric period in naturally ripened fruit, ethylene production increased greatly, with a sharp peak concomitant with an increase in the accumulation of MA-ACS1 mRNA, and then decreased rapidly. At the onset of ripening, the in vivo ACC oxidase activity was enhanced greatly, followed by an immediate and rapid decrease. Expression of the MA-ACO1 gene encoding banana ACC oxidase was detectable at the preclimacteric stage, increased when ripening commenced, and then remained high throughout the later ripening stage despite of a rapid reduction in the ACC oxidase activity. This discrepancy between enzyme activity and gene expression of ACC oxidase could be, at least in part, due to reduced contents of ascorbate and iron, cofactors for the enzyme, during ripening. Addition of these cofactors to the incubation medium greatly stimulated the in vivo ACC oxidase activity during late ripening stages. The results suggest that ethylene production in banana fruit is regulated by transcription of MA-ACS1 until climacteric rise and by reduction of ACC oxidase activity possibly through limited in situ availability of its cofactors once ripening has commenced, which in turn characterizes the sharp peak of ethylene production. PMID:10594112

  10. Differential feedback regulation of ethylene biosynthesis in pulp and peel tissues of banana fruit.

    Inaba, Akitsugu; Liu, Xuejun; Yokotani, Naoki; Yamane, Miki; Lu, Wang-Jin; Nakano, Ryohei; Kubo, Yasutaka

    2007-01-01

    The feedback regulation of ethylene biosynthesis in banana [Musa sp. (AAA group, Cavendish subgroup) cv. Grand Nain] fruit was investigated in an attempt to clarify the opposite effect of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), an ethylene action inhibitor, before and after the onset of ripening. 1-MCP pre-treatment completely prevented the ripening-induced effect of propylene in pre-climacteric banana fruit, whereas treatment after the onset of ripening stimulated ethylene production. In pre-climacteric fruit, higher concentrations of propylene suppressed ethylene production more strongly, despite their earlier ethylene-inducing effect. Exposure of the fruit ripened by propylene to 1-MCP increased ethylene production concomitantly with an increase in 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate (ACC) synthase activity and ACC content, and prevented a transient decrease in MA-ACS1 transcripts in the pulp tissues. In contrast, in the peel of ripening fruit, 1-MCP prevented the increase in ethylene production and subsequently the ripening process by reduction of the increase in MA-ACS1 and MA-ACO1 transcripts and of ACC synthase and ACC oxidase activities. These results suggest that ethylene biosynthesis in ripening banana fruit may be controlled negatively in the pulp tissue and positively in the peel tissue. This differential regulation by ethylene in pulp and peel tissues was also observed for MA-PL, MA-Exp, and MA-MADS genes. PMID:17185740

  11. Effects of particle size distribution on some physical, chemical and functional properties of unripe banana flour.

    Savlak, Nazlı; Türker, Burcu; Yeşilkanat, Nazlıcan

    2016-12-15

    The objective of this study was to examine the effect of particle size distribution on physical, chemical and functional properties of unripe banana flour for the first time. A pure triploid (AAA group) of Musa acuminata subgroup Cavendish (°Brix;0.2, pH;4.73, titratable acidity; 0.56g/100g malic acid, total solids; 27.42%) which was supplied from Gazipaşa, Antalya, Turkey from October 2014 to October 2015 was used. Size fractions of <212, 212-315, 316-500 and 501-700μm were characterized for their physical, functional and antioxidant properties. Particle size significantly effected color, water absorbtion index and wettability. L(∗) value decreased, a(∗) and b(∗) values decreased by increasing particle size (r(2)=-0.94, r(2)=0.72, r(2)=0.73 respectively). Particles under 212μm had the lowest rate of wettability (83.40s). A negative correlation between particle size and wettability (r(2)=-0.75) and positive correlation between particle size and water absorption index (r(2)=0.94) was observed. PMID:27451170

  12. Nutritional potential of green banana flour obtained by drying in spouted bed

    Carolina Vieira Bezerra

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the chemical composition of peeled and unpeeled green banana Cavendish (AAA flour obtained by drying in spouted bed, aiming at adding nutritional value to food products. The bananas were sliced and crushed to obtain a paste and fed to the spouted bed dryer (12 cm height and T = 80 ºC in order to obtain flour. The flours obtained were subjected to analysis of moisture, protein, ash, carbohydrates, total starch, resistant starch, fiber. The green banana flours, mainly unpeeled, are good sources of fiber and resistant starch with an average of 21.91g/100g and 68.02g/100g respectively. The protein content was found in an average of 4.76g/100g, being classified as a low biological value protein with lysine as the first limiting amino acid. The results showed that unpeeled green banana flour obtained by spouted bed drying can be a valuable tool to add nutritional value to products in order to increase their non-digestible fraction.

  13. Rhizobacteria in mycorrhizosphere improved plant health and yield of banana by offering proper nourishment and protection against diseases.

    Phirke, Niteen V; Kothari, Raman M; Chincholkar, Sudhir B

    2008-12-01

    The corporate R&D banana orchards of Musa paradisiaca (dwarf Cavendish AAA, var. shrimanti) on a medium black alluvial soil with low nutrients harboured diversified species of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal (VAM) fungi. These fungi infected the roots severely (69.2%), showed elevated (69.8 g(-1) soil) spore density, increased soil bacterial density (245 x 10(8) cfu g(-1)), produced siderophores (58.2%) and reduced nematode population (2.3 g(-1)) in the mycorrhizosphere of plants for integrated plant nutrition management (IPNM) system as compared to traditional treatment of applying chemical fertilisers alone and other test treatments. The interactions of plant roots with native VAM and local and applied rhizobacteria in the matrix of soil conditioner enabled proper nourishment and protection of crop in IPNM treatment as compared to traditional way. Hence, exploitation of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria through judiciously designed IPNM system revealed the (a) relatively increased banana productivity (21.6%, 76 MT ha(-1)), (b) least occurrence of fusarial wilt and negligible evidence of Sigatoka, (c) saving of 50% chemical fertilisers and (d) permitted control over soil fertility in producer's favour over traditional cultivation practices. These findings are discussed in detail. PMID:18386183

  14. Molecular characterization of somatic mutation in Musa acuminata 'Red'

    Musa acuminata 'Red' (AAA) is a South Indian dessert banana cultivar (2n = 3x = 33) with a characteristic red colour in the pseudostem, petiole and fruit peel. It is a popular edible variety grown extensively in India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, East Africa, West Indies, Myanmar and Continental America. Red banana undergoes the process of somaclonal variation, producing the 'off types' M. acuminata 'Green' cultivars. The frequency of the production of this 'green variant' is high during in vitro multiplication. In plants, anthocyanin pigments are assembled like all other flavanoids from two different streams of chemical raw materials in the cell. One stream involved the shikimate pathway to produce the amino acid phenyl alanine and the other stream produced 3 molecules of malonyl Co-A, a C3 unit from a C2 unit (acetyl Co A). These streams meet and are coupled together by the enzyme chalcone synthase (CHS), which forms an intermediate chalcone via a polyketide folding mechanism that is commonly found in plants. The chalcone is subsequently isomerized by the enzyme chalcone isomerase (CHI) to the prototype pigment naringenin - the precursor for flavanoids. More than five enzymes are required to synthesize anthocyanin pigments, each working in concert. Any even minor disruption in any of the mechanism of these enzymes by either genetic or environmental factors would halt anthocyanin production. To understand the molecular mechanism for the somaclonal variation in Red banana, the chalcone synthase gene sequences were amplified using PCR products cloned and sequences were compared with those of 'Green variants (AAA)', 'Dwarf Cavendish (AAA)' and diploid 'Pisang lilin' (AA). Sequence variations were observed only in amplified product from Red cultivar. Predicted amino acid sequences of the longest ORF indicated changes in seven amino acids such as arginine, glutamine, alanine, aspartic acid, isoleucine, phenylalanine and asparagine to serine, leucine, proline, alanine, valine

  15. Distribuição de subgrupos com base nas respostas fisiológicas em jogadores profissionais de futebol pela técnica K Means Cluster Subgroup distribution based on physiological responses in professional soccer players by K-means cluster technique

    Luiz Fernando Novack

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A preparação física no futebol necessita estar sempre em constante atualização em virtude das exigências presentes no futebol contemporâneo. OBJETIVO: Verificar a sensibilidade da técnica estatística K Means Cluster na distribuição de grupos com base nas respostas fisiológicas pertinentes ao futebol. MÉTODOS: Os atletas foram submetidos a avaliações antropométricas para determinar o percentual de gordura (%G e de massa magra (MM, teste incremental em esteira para obter o VO2 máximo (VO2máx e a velocidade de limiar ventilatório (VLim, bem como testes de campo para a agilidade (AG e o salto vertical (SV. Os dados foram analisados pelo teste de Kruskal-Wallis e a distribuição dos grupos foi desenvolvida pela técnica de K Means Cluster conforme as semelhanças dos jogadores com essas variáveis fisiológicas, assumindo o nível de significância de p INTRODUCTION: Physical fitness in soccer needs to be constantly updated due to current demands in contemporary soccer. OBJECTIVE: To assess the sensitivity of the K Means Clustering in group distribution based on physiological responses relevant to soccer. METHODS: The athletes underwent anthropometric evaluations to determine fat percentage (%F lean mass (LM, treadmill incremental test to obtain the VO2 maximum (VO2max and ventilatory threshold velocity (VL, as well as a field test for agility (AG and vertical jump (VJ. Data were analyzed by Kruskal-Wallis and distribution of groups was determined by K Means Clustering according to their similarities with these physiological variables, assuming significance level of p < 0.05. RESULTS: Showed that both groups were significantly different only concerning VJ (p < 0.001; LM (p < 0.001; VL (p = 0.011 and VO2max (p = 0.029 indicating that the athletes need to be distributed in groups for these variables. Nevertheless, %F and AG (p = 0.317; p = 0.922 respectively, were not different, indicating that these variables can be improved in all athletes collectively. CONCLUSION: The results make us conclude that group distribution by K Means Clustering technique can be performed using physiological responses of athletes in an attempt to optimize training for professional soccer players with focus on the common main training needs regardless of their tactical function played on the field.

  16. Distribuição de subgrupos com base nas respostas fisiológicas em jogadores profissionais de futebol pela técnica K Means Cluster Subgroup distribution based on physiological responses in professional soccer players by K-means cluster technique

    Luiz Fernando Novack; Vitor Bertoli Nascimento; Fabiano de Macedo Salgueirosa; Luís Felipe Carignano; André Fornaziero; Elton Bonfim Gomes; Raul Osiecki

    2013-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: A preparação física no futebol necessita estar sempre em constante atualização em virtude das exigências presentes no futebol contemporâneo. OBJETIVO: Verificar a sensibilidade da técnica estatística K Means Cluster na distribuição de grupos com base nas respostas fisiológicas pertinentes ao futebol. MÉTODOS: Os atletas foram submetidos a avaliações antropométricas para determinar o percentual de gordura (%G) e de massa magra (MM), teste incremental em esteira para obter o VO2 máx...

  17. Enhanced yield of phenolic extracts from banana peels (Musa acuminata Colla AAA) and cinnamon barks (Cinnamomum varum) and their antioxidative potentials in fish oil

    Anal, Anil Kumar; Jaisanti, Sirorat; Athapol NOOMHORM

    2012-01-01

    The bioactive compounds of banana peels and cinnamon barks were extracted by vacuum microwave and ultrasonic-assisted extraction methods at pre-determined temperatures and times. These methods enhance the yield extracts in shorter time. The highest yields of both extracts were obtained from the conditions which employed the highest temperature and the longest time. The extracts’ yield from cinnamon bark method was higher by ultrasonic than vacuum microwave method, while vacuum microwave metho...

  18. The role of topolins in micropropagation and somaclonal variation of banana cultivars ´Williams´ and ´Grand Naine´ (Musa spp. AAA)

    Bairu, M. W.; Stirk, W.A.; Doležal, Karel; van Staden, J.

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 95, č. 3 (2008), s. 373-379. ISSN 0167-6857 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA522/06/0108 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50380511 Keywords : Abnormality index * Banana * Micropropagation Subject RIV: ED - Physiology Impact factor: 1.017, year: 2008

  19. Suppressors of ipl1-2 in Components of a Glc7 Phosphatase Complex, Cdc48 AAA ATPase, TORC1, and the Kinetochore

    Robinson, Lucy C.; Phillips, Joshua; Brou, Lina; Boswell, Evan P.; Tatchell, Kelly

    2012-01-01

    Ipl1/Aurora B is the catalytic subunit of a protein kinase complex required for chromosome segregation and nuclear division. Before anaphase, Ipl1 is required to establish proper kinetochore-microtubule associations and to regulate the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC). The phosphatase Glc7/PP1 opposes Ipl1 for these activities. To investigate Ipl1 and Glc7 regulation in more detail, we isolated and characterized mutations in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae that raise the restrictive tempe...

  20. Rauman Lukon C97 AAA-joukkueen pelaajien aktiivisen urheilun ja levon suhde, sekä tietämys oikeanlaisesta levosta

    Saarinen, Antti

    2013-01-01

    Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli selvittää Rauman Lukon vuonna 1997-syntyneiden C-junioreiden aktiivisen urheilun ja lepäämisen suhdetta, sekä heidän tietämystä oikeanlaisesta levosta. Tutkimukseen osallistui joukkueen kaikki 21 pelaajaa (N=21), joista yksi oli muita vuotta nuorempi. Opinnäytetyö oli survey-tyyppinen kvantitatiivinen kartoitus. Tutkimusaineisto kerättiin joukkueen pelaajilta strukturoidulla kyselylomakkeella. Aineisto analysoitiin Tixel-taulukkolaskentaohjelmalla. Tutkimus...

  1. DETECCIÓN DE BACTERIAS BENÉFICAS EN SUELO CON BANANO (Musa AAA Simmonds) cultivar 'Gran enano' Y SU POTENCIAL PARA INTEGRAR UN BIOFERTILIZANTE

    Y Córdova-Bautista; MC Rivera-Cruz; R Ferrera-Cerrato; JJ Obrador-Olán; V Córdova-Ávalos

    2009-01-01

    Se determinaron las densidades de bacterias totales fijadoras de N de vida libre en suelo hasta 110 cm de profundidad y en suelo rizosférico de la planta de banano establecido en un Fluvisol éutrico. Se colectaron muestras de suelo en los seis horizontes del perfil y en 30 puntos de muestreo rizosférico (0-10 cm de profundidad) distribuidos en forma aleatoria en 10 000 m2. Las poblaciones de Azospirillum y Azotobacter se aislaron hasta profundidades de 59 y 110 cm, respectivamente. Los gremio...

  2. Characterization of differential ripening pattern in association with ethylene biosynthesis in the fruits of five naturally occurring banana cultivars and detection of a GCC-box-specific DNA-binding protein.

    Choudhury, Swarup Roy; Roy, Sujit; Saha, Progya Paramita; Singh, Sanjay Kumar; Sengupta, Dibyendu N

    2008-07-01

    MA-ACS1 and MA-ACO1 are the two major ripening genes in banana and play crucial role in the regulation of ethylene production during ripening. Here, we report a comparative ripening pattern in five different naturally occurring banana cultivars namely Cavendish (AAA), Rasthali (AAB), Kanthali (AB), Poovan (AAB) and Monthan (ABB), which have distinct genome composition. We found a distinct variation in the climacteric ethylene production and in-vivo ACC oxidase activity level during the ripening stages in the five cultivars. We identified the cDNAs for MA-ACS1 and MA-ACO1 from the five cultivars and studied the transcript accumulation patterns of the two genes, which correlated well with the differential timing in the expression of these two genes during ripening. The GCC-box is one of the ethylene-responsive elements (EREs) found in the promoters of many ethylene-inducible genes. We have identified a GCC-box motif (putative ERE) in the promoters of MA-ACS1 and MA-ACO1 in banana cultivars. DNA-protein interaction studies revealed the presence of a GCC-box-specific DNA-binding activity in the fruit nuclear extract and such DNA-binding activity was enhanced following ethylene treatment. South-Western blotting revealed a 25-kDa nuclear protein that binds specifically to GCC-box DNA in the climacteric banana fruit. Together, these results indicate the probable involvement of the GCC-box motif as the cis-acting ERE in the regulation of MA-ACS1 and MA-ACO1 during ripening in banana fruits via binding of specific ERE-binding protein. PMID:18449546

  3. The role of mutation techniques and genomics for banana and plantain (Musa spp.), major staple crops in the tropics

    Bananas and plantains are produced in 126 countries throughout the tropics and sub-tropics, on an area of 12.5 million acres (5Mha), with annual production exceeding 100 million tons. Dessert bananas exported as one of the most widely eaten of the 'five-a-day fruits' in the industrialized countries, with a value of $US 4.86 billion and underpinning the economy of many developing countries, account for 15% of this total. The remainder provide a staple food and major source of income for as many as 400 million people in developing countries. The banana export industry relies on genetically closely related clones of the Cavendish sub-group (sterile triploids, AAA). Though high-yielding, this sub-group of cultivars is extremely vulnerable to biotic and abiotic stresses and, due to high levels of sterility, is very hard to improve though classical breeding. A high quality genomic sequence of Musa has immediate application in assisting localization and identification of genes and alleles related to biotic (pest and disease) stresses, to abiotic (environmental, including drought, flooding, wind and salinity) stresses and to fruit quality (including post-harvest processes and nutrition). The latest information on activities and resources developed by the Global Musa Genomics Consortium will be presented. It will be demonstrated that by organizing the Global Musa Genomics Consortium (currently comprising 37 member institutions from 24 countries), duplication of effort can be minimized and the results of Musa genomics research are rapidly made accessible to taxonomists, breeders and the biotechnology community. (author)

  4. Infestation of Raoiella indica Hirst (Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) on Host Plants of High Socio-Economic Importance for Tropical America.

    Otero-Colina, G; González-Gómez, R; Martínez-Bolaños, L; Otero-Prevost, L G; López-Buenfil, J A; Escobedo-Graciamedrano, R M

    2016-06-01

    The mite Raoiella indica Hirst was recently introduced into America, where it has shown amazing ability to disseminate and broaden its range of hosts. An experiment was conducted in Cancún, Mexico, to determine infestation levels of this mite on plants recorded as hosts: coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) of cultivars Pacific Tall and Malayan Dwarf, oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) hybrids Deli x Ghana and Deli x Nigeria, Dwarf Giant banana (Musa acuminata, AAA subgroup Cavendish), Horn plantain (M. acuminata x Musa balbisiana, AAB subgroup Plantain), lobster claw (Heliconia bihai), and red ginger (Alpinia purpurata). Nursery plants of these host species or cultivars were artificially infested with R. indica in February 2011. In the four replications of 10 plants, each plant was infested with 200 R. indica specimens, and the numbers of infesting mites were recorded for 6 months. A maximum of 18,000 specimens per plant were observed on coconut Pacific Tall and Malayan Dwarf, followed by lobster claw, with a maximum of 1000 specimens per plant. Infestations were minimal for the remaining plants. Mite numbers on all plants declined naturally during the rainy season. All plant materials sustained overlapping mite generations, indicating that they are true hosts. Complementarily, infestation level was determined in backyard bananas and plantains. Correlations of infestation with plant height, distance from coconuts, and exposure to direct sunlight were estimated. Both bananas and plantains were infested by R. indica even when situated far from infested coconut palms. A Spearman correlation was found between infestation and plant height, although it was significant only for Silk plantain. PMID:26874954

  5. IDENTIFICATION OF THREE FRUIT-ROT FUNGI OF BANANA BY 28S RIBOSOMAL DNA SEQUENCING

    Supriya Sarkar*, S Girisham and SM Reddy

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of present investigation was to identify three fruit-rot fungi-Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi Goid, Fusarium oxysporum (Schlechtend and Nigrospora oryzae (Berk and Br. Petch isolated from banana fruits [Rasthali (Silk AAB and Cavendish (AAA varieties]. Out of different fungal genera isolated, the above fungi were responsible for maximum loss of banana fruits as they spread rapidly into the fruit pulp and deteriorated the fruits. The amplification studies of fragment of D2 region of LSU (Large subunit 28S rDNA gene of three fungi understudy was carried out using PCR technique. Based on the nucleotide homology and phylogenetic analysis, the fungus M. phaseolina was identified as M. phaseolina strain R-4242 sp. (Genbank accession number: FJ415068.1, F. oxysporum as Fusarium sp.QJC-1403 5.8S ribosomal RNA gene sp. (Genbank accession number: EU193176.1 and N. oryzae as N. oryzae NRRL: 54030 sp. (Genbank accession number: GQ328855.1. Nucleic acid sequencing provides more objective separation of genera and species than that provided by the conventional techniques. This technique can best be used for the identification of organisms that could not be identified satisfactorily by their microscopic morphological features. Genetic characterization of plant pathogens prevalent in an area is necessary for efficient management and increased crop productivity. The data presented may help researchers to understand the host-pathogen interactions indetail in banana, to design effective strategies for deployment of resistant genes in banana (Musa paradisiaca L. growing regions in the country and worldwide.

  6. Fifty years ago - nuclear physics at Cambridge

    Fifty years ago, the Cavendish saw the first nuclear transformations using artificially accelerated particles, and was soon to provide confirmation of the discovery of the positron. In 1932, the Cavendish Laboratory under the guiding hand of Rutherford was a world focus for research and with these discoveries saw the birth of modern particle physics. (orig.).

  7. Recommended Screenings for Men 50+

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  8. Analysis and computer program for rupture-risk prediction of abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Li Zhonghua; Kleinstreuer Clement

    2006-01-01

    Abstract Background Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are the 13th leading cause of death in the United States. While AAA rupture may occur without significant warning, its risk assessment is generally based on critical values of the maximum AAA diameter (>5 cm) and AAA-growth rate (>0.5 cm/year). These criteria may be insufficient for reliable AAA-rupture risk assessment especially when predicting possible rupture of smaller AAAs. Methods Based on clinical evidence, eight biomechani...

  9. EFEITO DO PESO DE MUDA TIPO PEDAÇO DE RIZOMA NO ENRAIZAMENTO INICIAL DA BANANEIRA DO CULTIVAR NANICÃO (Musa acuminata AAA EFFECT OF THE WEIGHT OF RHIZOME TYPE SEEDLING IN THE INITIAL ROOTING OF BANANA CULTIVAR NANICÃO (Musa acuminata AAA

    Lincoln F. Zica

    2007-09-01

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    O uso de mudas do tipo pedaço de rizoma, vem, a cada dia, sendo procurado intensivamente como material de propagação de bananeiras. Porém, ao se trabalhar com esse tipo de mudas há necessidades de se conhecer o efeito do peso do rizoma em relação ao seu enraizamento inicial, pois quanto maior o peso das raízes, melhores serão as mudas. De acordo com a análise estatística concluiu-se que há um maior enraizamento em pedaços de rizomas de maior peso.

    Pieces of rootstalk are being used more and more intensively as a means of reproducing banana plants. However, in order to work effectively with this means of reproduction, it is necessary to know the effect of the rootstalk’s weight when it is first planted, because the greater the weight of the rootstalk, the better the shoots will be. On the basis of statistical analysis, it was concluded that the heavier pieces of rootstalk root better.

  10. EFFECT OF NUMBER OF FUNCTIONAL LEAVES AT FLOWERING ON YIELD OF BANANA GRAND NAINE (Musa AAA Simmonds EFECTO DEL NÚMERO DE HOJAS FUNCIONALES A LA FLORACIÓN SOBRE LA PRODUCCIÓN DE BANANO GRAN ENANO (Musa AAA Simmonds

    Carolina Rodríguez González

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. The effect of the selective removal of leaves at flowering on yield, growth, maturity and quality of Grand Nain banana fruits was evaluated. The present study was conducted in three regions of Urabá (Colombia with precipitation low (experiment 1, medium (experiment 2 and high (experiment 3. The experimental design used randomized complete blocks, four treatments (6, 8, 10 and 12 leaves from the start of flowering and three replications. Every 15 days, the thickness (cm and length (cm of central fruit from the second hand were measured and two fruits were taken to record fresh weight and dry weight. At harvest, leaf number, bunch weight (kg, and the thickness (cm and length (cm of central fruit from the second hand were measured. During fruit ripening (8 and 15 days, the contents of starch and sugars in the pulp were determined. The thickness and length of the fruit, bunch weight and the box-stem ratio were not affected (PResumen. Se evaluó el efecto de la eliminación selectiva de hojas a la floración sobre la producción, crecimiento, maduración y calidad de los frutos de banano Gran Enano. El estudio se realizó en tres zonas de Urabá (Colombia, con precipitación baja (experimento 1, media (experimento 2 y alta (experimento 3. Se usó un diseño de bloques completamente al azar, cuatro tratamientos (6, 8, 10 y 12 hojas desde el inicio de floración y tres repeticiones. Cada 15 días se midieron el grosor (cm y la longitud (cm del fruto central de la segunda mano y se tomaron dos frutos más para registrar el peso fresco y el peso seco. A la cosecha se midieron el número de hojas, el peso del racimo (kg, el grosor (cm y la longitud (cm del fruto central de la segunda mano. Durante la maduración de los frutos (8 y 15 días se determinaron los contenidos de almidón y azúcares en la pulpa. El grosor y la longitud del fruto, peso del racimo y la cantidad de cajas a partir de un racimo (ratio, no fueron afectados (P<0,05 por la eliminación selectiva de hojas. Los porcentajes de almidón y azúcares totales durante la maduración de los frutos no variaron (P<0,05 como consecuencia del número de hojas funcionales presentes. Estos resultados sugieren que en el cultivo de banano, es posible dejar las plantas con menos de 12 hojas desde la floración sin que se afecte la calidad de los frutos o su maduración en poscosecha.

  11. Descripción morfoagronómica de materiales de plátano (Musa AAB, ABB) y banano (Musa AAA) cultivados en San Andrés Isla Morpho-agronomic Description of Plantain (Musa AAB, ABB) and Banana (Musa AAA) Materials Grown in San Andres Island

    Oscar Javier Parra Pachón; Daniel Gerardo Cayón Salinas; Jaime Polanía Vorenber

    2009-01-01

    Durante el primer semestre de 2005 se estudiaron los cultivares de plátano y banano en fincas y parcelas de 15 agricultores típicos participantes en programas conjuntos de la Secretaría de Agricultura y Pesca de San Andrés Isla y de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Caribe. A partir de descriptores de INIBAP, IPGRI y CIRAD y revisiones bibliográficas.se describen morfológicamente los materiales de Musa cultivados en la Isla, así como las prácticas de los productores isleños, Se identif...

  12. Associação entre sexo e mortalidade em pacientes com sepse: os hormônios sexuais influenciam o desfecho? Gender and mortality in sepsis: do sex hormones impact the outcome?

    Denison de Oliveira Couto; Arnaldo Aires Peixoto Júnior; João Luis Melo de Farias; Diogo de Brito Sales; João Paulo Aquino Lima; Raphael Silva Rodrigues; Francisco Albano de Meneses

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Análise comparativa da mortalidade em dois subgrupos de pacientes com sepse, diferenciados pela idade e sexo, admitidos na unidade de cuidados intensivos de um hospital de ensino. MÉTODOS: De dezembro de 2005 a abril de 2008, de um total de 628 pacientes admitidos na unidade de cuidados intensivos, 133 tinham o diagnóstico de sepse e foram separados em dois subgrupos com base na idade: subgrupo G1, com idades entre 14 - 40 anos e subgrupo G2, com idade acima de 50 anos. Os pacientes...

  13. Chemical and physical characterization of Musa sepientum and Musa balbisiana fibers of banana tree

    This study aimed to characterize the fibers of cavendish and silver banana trunks (Musa sepientum and Musa balbisiana, respectively) concerning their density, lignin and moisture contents, and chemical structure by using the techniques of infrared spectroscopy and low field solid state nuclear magnetic resonance, NMR. From NMR analysis, it was possible to observe the morphological differences between cavendish and silver types of banana fibers. FTIR technique did not allow the observation of any important difference in the banana fibers spectra. The cavendish banana fiber showed higher moisture and lignin contents than the silver banana fiber The NMR technique showed that relaxation times for silver banana fiber were higher than those for cavendish banana fiber, which can be credited to the lower moisture content values found in the silver fibers. (author)

  14. 韭菜对巴西香蕉枯萎病发生的抑制作用%Suppressive Effects of Chinese Leek (Allium tuberosum) on Fusarium Wilt Disease of Baxi Banana

    黄永红; 李春雨; 左存武; 梅眉; 易干军

    2011-01-01

    采取田间试验、盆栽试验及实验室研究相结合的方法,研究了韭菜对香蕉枯萎病的防控效果。田间试验表明,韭菜之后轮作香蕉,第1年香蕉枯萎病平均发病率仅为1.73%(对照为52%)。盆栽试验表明,韭菜处理对香蕉枯萎病发病抑制率为85.9%,病情抑制率为82%;而且韭菜叶片的水提取液对香蕉枯萎病菌(Fusarium oxysporum f.sp.cubense,FOC)孢子增殖抑制率为91.2%,对其致死率为86.97%。本研究表明,韭菜轮作香蕉的种植模式是一种防控香蕉枯萎病的有效途径,而且韭菜及其制剂有望发展成为防%Inhibitory effects of Chinese leek(Allium tuberosum)on Fusarium wilt of Baxi banana(Musa AAA Cavendish subgroup) were investigated with field tests,experiments in greenhouse and laboratory.Field tests showed that the disease incidence of Fusarium wilt in the banana planted immediately after harvesting Chinese leek was decreased to 1.73% in comparison of 52% in control in the first year.Pot experiments demonstrated that Chinese leek inhibited disease incidence and disease severity by 85.9% and 82%,respectively.Laboratory experiments showed that 10 mL water extract of Chinese leek suppressed proliferation of the spores of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp.cubense by 91.2% and the incidence of lethal incidence was 86.97%.These results indicated that Chinese leek-banana rotation system was an efficient way to control banana Fusarium wilt,and Chinese leek and its productions are promising to be environment-friendly biology agents for banana Fusarium wilt control.

  15. Structural studies of conformational changes of proteins upon phosphorylation: Structures of activated CheY, CheY-N16-FliM complex, and AAA {sup +} ATPase domain of NtrC1 in both inactive and active states

    Lee, Seok-Yong

    2003-04-10

    Protein phosphorylation is a general mechanism for signal transduction as well as regulation of cellular function. Unlike phosphorylation in eukaryotic systems that uses Ser/Thr for the sites of modification, two-component signal transduction systems, which are prevalent in bacteria, archea, and lower eukaryotes, use an aspartate as the site of phosphorylation. Two-component systems comprise a histidine kinase and a receiver domain. The conformational change of the receiver domain upon phosphorylation leads to signal transfer to the downstream target, a process that had not been understood well at the molecular level. The transient nature of the phospho-Asp bond had made structural studies difficult. The discovery of an excellent analogue for acylphosphate, BeF{sub 3}{sup -}, enabled structural study of activated receiver domains. The structure of activated Chemotaxis protein Y (CheY) was determined both by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. These structures revealed the molecular basis of the conformational change that is coupled to phosphorylation. Phosphorylation of the conserved Asp residue in the active site allows hydrogen bonding of the T87 O{gamma} to phospho-aspartate, which in turn leads to the rotation of Y106 into the ''in'' position (termed Y-T coupling). The structure of activated CheY complexed with the 16 N-terminal residues of FliM (N16-FliM), its target, was also determined by X-ray crystallography and confirmed the proposed mechanism of activation (Y-T coupling). First, N16-FliM binds to the region on CheY that undergoes a significant conformational change. Second, the ''in'' position of Y106 presents a better binding surface for FliM because the sidechain of Y106 in the inactive form of CheY (''out'' position) sterically interferes with binding of N16-FliM. In addition to confirmation of Y-T coupling, the structure of the activated CheY-N16-FliM complex suggested that the N16-FliM might be sandwiched between CheY and the remainder of FliM to change the direction of flagellar rotation.

  16. Análisis de patrones morfológicos y anatómicos en la embriogénesis somática del banano Williams (AAA

    Maribel Ramírez-Villalobos

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-CO X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Título en ingles: Analysis of the morphological and anatomical patterns in the somatic embryogenesis of Williams banana (AAAResumen: La embriogénesis somática representa una herramienta esencial en el mejoramiento genético y en la micropropagación clonal masiva de bananos mejorados. En el presente trabajo se analizaron los patrones morfológicos y anatómicos que ocurren durante la embriogénesis somática del banano Williams, dirigidos a conocer y mejorar este proceso. En la investigación se establecieron suspensiones celulares embriogénicas (SCE a partir de callo embriogénico obtenido de manos florales inmaduras masculinas, las cuales originaron abundantes embriones que regeneraron plantas. Hacia los tres meses de cultivo se detectaron embriones somáticos (ES primarios color blanco-crema en las manos florales de los nudos nueve a doce, contados a partir del ápice floral. Al cuarto mes estos ES primarios dieron origen al callo embriogénico, de color blanco crema, estructura granular, con abundantes ES torpedo en su periferia y con una organización celular en tres diferentes zonas. De este callo se cultivaron porciones pequeñas con ES torpedo en medio de multiplicación durante dos meses, dando origen a la SCE I. La misma se tamizó (250 µm para establecer la SCE II. El sedimento de células y los agregados celulares embriogénicos de ambas SCE se trasladó a medio de maduración. Transcurridos dos meses los embriones maduros se transfirieron a medio de conversión de embriones, lográndose regenerar plantas completas a partir de las dos semanas. Las SCE produjeron numerosos embriones somáticos maduros y mostraron una buena conversión de embriones a plantas y regeneración de plantas. Este sistema de embriogénesis somática permitió la obtención de plantas funcionales en nueve meses.   Palabras clave: Musa, callo embriogénico, suspensiones celulares embriogénicas, embriones maduros, conversión de embriones. Abreviaturas: SCE suspensión celular embriogénica. Abstract: Somatic embryogenesis represents an essential tool for the genetic improvement and for the mass clonal micropropagation of the improved banana plant. In this present work morphological and anatomical patterns were analyzed in the somatic embryogenesis of Williams banana, to know and enhance this process. In the investigation embryogenic cell suspensions (ECS were established from embryogenic callus obtained from floral immature male hands, which gave rise to many somatic embryos that regenerated plants. Towards the three months of culture white-cream primary somatic embryos (SE were detected in the floral hands of the nodes nine to twelve, counted from the floral apex. At the fourth month this primary SE gave origin to a creamy-white embryogenic callus, with granular structure and abundant SE torpedo on its periphery. Cell organization with three different zones was observed in callus. Small portions of this callus were cultivated in the multiplication medium for two months, to originate ECS I. This ECS was filtered through a mesh (250 µm pore size to establish the ECS II. The sediment of embryogenic cells and cell clusters of the ECS were moved to maturation media. After two months the mature embryos were transferred to conversion medium, and two weeks later, whole plants were developed. The ECS produced numerous mature SE, which showed good conversion of embryos into plants and plant regeneration. This system of somatic embryogenesis permitted the mass production of functional plants in nine months. Key words: Musa, embryogenic callus, embryogenic cell suspension, mature embryos, conversion of embryos.

  17. Regulatory T cells in human and angiotensin II-induced mouse abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Zhou, Yi; Wu, Wenxue; Lindholt, Jes S;

    2015-01-01

    AIMS: Regulatory T cells (Tregs) protect mice from angiotensin II (Ang-II)-induced abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). This study tested whether AAA patients are Treg-insufficient and the Treg molecular mechanisms that control AAA pathogenesis. METHODS AND RESULTS: ELISA determined the Foxp3...... (r = -0.147, P = 0.007) and after (r = -0.153, P = 0.006) adjustment for AAA risk factors. AAA in apolipoprotein E-deficient (Apoe(-/-)) mice that received different doses of Ang-II exhibited a negative correlation of lesion Foxp3(+) Treg numbers with AAA size (r = -0.883, P < 0.0001). Adoptive...... transfer of Tregs from wild-type (WT) and IL10-deficient (Il10(-/-)) mice increased AAA lesion Treg content, but only WT mice Tregs reduced AAA size, AAA incidence, blood pressure, lesion macrophage and CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell accumulation, and angiogenesis with concurrent increase of lesion collagen...

  18. Cost-effectiveness analysis of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms based on five year results from a randomised hospital based mass screening trial

    Lindholt, Jes S.; Juul, Svend; Fasting, Helge; Henneberg, Eskild W.

    2006-01-01

    abdominal ultrasound scanning for AAA or to be controls. Costs for screening and surveillance were assessed prospectively. Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) costs from 1999 were used concerning admissions with uncomplicated and complicated operations. Admissions for AAA surgery were retrospectively classified...

  19. Inform@ed space

    Bjerrum, Peter; Olsen, Kasper Nefer

    2001-01-01

    Inform@ed space Sensorial Perception And Computer Enchancement - bidrag til Nordisk Arkitekturforskningsforenings IT-konference, AAA april 2001.......Inform@ed space Sensorial Perception And Computer Enchancement - bidrag til Nordisk Arkitekturforskningsforenings IT-konference, AAA april 2001....

  20. Plasma cathepsin S and cystatin C levels and risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm

    Lv, Bing-Jie; Lindholt, Jes Sanddal; Cheng, Xiang;

    2012-01-01

    Human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) lesions contain high levels of cathepsin S (CatS), but are deficient in its inhibitor, cystatin C. Whether plasma CatS and cystatin C levels are also altered in AAA patients remains unknown....

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  3. Familiære abdominale aortaaneurismer

    Mejnert Jørgensen, Trine; Lindholt, Jes S.; Høgh, Annette Langager;

    ser på familiære vs. ikke-familiære tilfælde af AAA. Metoder: Til beskrivelse af hyppighed af AAA identificeres alle AAA-patienter fra hele Danmark i perioden 1977-2009 vha. udtræk fra CPR-registret, dødsårsagsregistret og Landspatientregistret og nære slægtninge med AAA identificeres. Der oprettes...

  4. CFD Modelling of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm on Hemodynamic Loads Using a Realistic Geometry with CT

    Loong, T. H.; Maurizio Bordone; Uei Pua; Sriram Narayanan; Eduardo Soudah; E. Y. K. Ng

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this study is to find a correlation between the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) geometric parameters, wall stress shear (WSS), abdominal flow patterns, intraluminal thrombus (ILT), and AAA arterial wall rupture using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Real AAA 3D models were created by three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of in vivo acquired computed tomography (CT) images from 5 patients. Based on 3D AAA models, high quality volume meshes were created using an optimal tetr...

  5. The vanishing giant abdominal aortic aneurysm.

    Krivoshei, Lian; Halak, Moshe; Schneiderman, Jacob; Silverberg, Daniel

    2011-05-01

    Spontaneous sac size regression of a giant abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a rare event that has not been previously described. We report a case of an 89-year-old woman with a known 9-cm AAA, which was diagnosed in 2003. The patient had refused any kind of treatment at that time. Recent imaging studies obtained 7 years later revealed an AAA of 4 cm diameter. This is the first recorded case of significant spontaneous AAA sac shrinkage. PMID:21444348

  6. Innovations in treating aortic diseases: the abdominal aorta.

    Subramaniam, Balachundar; Singh, Nina; Roscher, Christopher; Augoustides, John G T

    2012-10-01

    Patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) could benefit from earlier diagnosis to improve long-term outcomes. Candidate serum biomarkers for earlier AAA diagnosis include D-dimer, fibrinogen, low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoprotein, lipoprotein(a), and the proteolytic enzymes known as matrix metalloproteinases. Furthermore, biomarkers such as brain natriuretic peptide significantly stratify perioperative risk in AAA repair. Statins significantly improve outcomes after AAA repair. They may also significantly slow AAA growth to allow pharmacologic arrest of AAA development. Recent trials have focused attention on fluid management for AAA repair. Although restrictive fluid management may significantly improve clinical outcomes, current evidence does not clearly support crystalloid or colloid for AAA repair. There may be an increased risk of renal dysfunction associated with hetastarch therapy. Endovascular repair has revolutionized the clinical management of AAAs. Recent trials have shown its significant outcome advantages. Furthermore, it is also applicable in high-risk operative cohorts and, in the future, may be suited for earlier AAA repair. This technology continues to advance with the development of branched and fenestrated grafts as well as total percutaneous endovascular AAA repair. Regardless of these advances, the clinical management of endoleaks will remain a major clinical focus. Taken together, these advances in the management of AAAs likely will significantly influence future clinical approaches to this challenging patient cohort. PMID:21216624

  7. Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    Linné, Anneli

    2014-01-01

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is a common disease with a prevalence of 1.5-2.0% in 65-year old men in Sweden. The risk of having AAA is increased with smoking, high age, family history of AAA and cardiovascular disease. Women have a lower prevalence (0.5%) and develop AAA later in life. An AAA seldom gives any symptom prior to rupture. Untreated rupture is associated with 100% mortality, while surgically treated rupture is associated with 25-70% mortality. Prophylactic sur...

  8. Complex pathologies of angiotensin Ⅱ-induced abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Alan DAUGHERTY; Lisa A. CASSIS; Hong LU

    2011-01-01

    Angiotensin Ⅱ (Angll) is the primary bioactive peptide of the renin angiotensin system that plays a critical role in many cardiovascular diseases.Subcutaneous infusion of Angll into mice induces the development of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs).Like human AAAs,Angll-induced AAA tissues exhibit progressive changes and considerable heterogeneity.This complex pathology provides an impediment to the quantification of aneurysmal tissue composition by biochemical and immunostaining techniques.Therefore,while the mouse model of Angll-induced AAAs provides a salutary approach to studying the mechanisms of the evolution of AAAs in humans,meaningful interpretation of mechanisms requires consideration of the heterogeneous nature of the diseased tissue.

  9. The collected papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson

    Rutherford, Ernest

    2014-01-01

    This is the third of three volumes which together contain the complete range of Lord Rutherford's scientific papers, incorporating in addition addresses, general lectures, letters to editors, accounts of his scientific work and personal recollections by friends and colleagues. The final volume, first published in 1965, covers his period as Cavendish Professor from 1919 to 1937. Following on the immense fertility of his years in Manchester - only overshadowed towards the end by the war - we now turn to his last years as a world figure at the Cavendish Laboratory, where he continued his work on

  10. Equation and test of possible delay time of Newton force

    Diósi, Lajos

    2014-01-01

    Recently, a simple heuristic modification of the Newton potential with a non-zero delay-time $\\tau_G$ has been proposed. Our modification is largely suppressed for purely gravitational interactions, it becomes relevant under non-gravitational accelerations of the sources. We illustrate how the choice $\\tau_G\\sim1$ms may already influence the 5th digit of G determined by Cavendish experiments. Re-evaluation of old Cavendish experiments and implementing slightly modified new ones may confirm the proposal or, at least, put a stronger upper limit on $\\tau_G$.

  11. Making isotopes matter : Francis Aston and the mass-spectrograph

    Hughes, Jeff

    2009-01-01

    Francis Aston «discovered» the isotopes of the light elements at the Cavendish Laboratory in 1919 using his newly devised mass-spectrograph. With this device, a modification of the apparatus he had used as J.J. Thomson’s lab assistant before the war, Aston was surprised to find that he could elicit isotopes for many of the elements. This work was contested, but Rutherford, recently appointed to head the Cavendish, was a strong supporter of Aston’s work, not least because it supported his emer...

  12. Update on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Research: From Clinical to Genetic Studies

    Helena Kuivaniemi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA is a dilatation of the abdominal aorta with a diameter of at least 3.0 cm. AAAs are often asymptomatic and are discovered as incidental findings in imaging studies or when the AAA ruptures leading to a medical emergency. AAAs are more common in males than females, in individuals of European ancestry, and in those over 65 years of age. Smoking is the most important environmental risk factor. In addition, a positive family history of AAA increases the person’s risk for AAA. Interestingly, diabetes has been shown to be a protective factor for AAA in many large studies. Hallmarks of AAA pathogenesis include inflammation, vascular smooth muscle cell apoptosis, extracellular matrix degradation, and oxidative stress. Autoimmunity may also play a role in AAA development and progression. In this Outlook paper, we summarize our recent studies on AAA including clinical studies related to surgical repair of AAA and genetic risk factor and large-scale gene expression studies. We conclude with a discussion on our research projects using large data sets available through electronic medical records and biobanks.

  13. The preventive effect of fish oil on abdominal aortic aneurysm development.

    Kugo, Hirona; Zaima, Nobuhiro; Mouri, Youhei; Tanaka, Hiroki; Yanagimoto, Kenichi; Urano, Tetsumei; Unno, Naoki; Moriyama, Tatsuya

    2016-06-01

    Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a vascular disease involving gradual dilation of the abdominal aorta and high rupture-related mortality rates. AAA is histologically characterized by oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, and extracellular matrix degradation in the vascular wall. We previously demonstrated that aortic hypoperfusion could cause the vascular inflammation and AAA formation. However, the preventive method for hypoperfusion-induced AAA remains unknown. In this study, we evaluated the effect of fish oil on AAA development using a hypoperfusion-induced AAA animal model. Dilation of the abdominal aorta in the fish oil administration group was smaller than in the control group. Collagen destruction and oxidative stress were suppressed in the fish oil administration group than in the control group. These results suggested that fish oil could prevent the development of AAA induced by hypoperfusion. PMID:27022887

  14. Plasma cytokine levels and risks of abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Liao, Mengyang; Liu, Cong-Lin; Lv, Bing-Jie; Zhang, Jin-Ying; Cheng, Longxian; Cheng, Xiang; Lindholt, Jes S; Rasmussen, Lars M; Shi, Guo-Ping

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is characterized by inflammatory cell accumulation in AAA lesions that produce inflammatory cytokines and advance its pathogenesis. Peripheral cytokines may predict the degree or risk of AAA. METHODS AND RESULTS: ELISA determined plasma interleukin-6 (IL6......), IL10, IL17A, IFN-γ, and C-reactive protein (CRP) from 476 AAA patients and 200 controls. AAA patients had lower IL6, IFN-γ, IL10, IL17A, and higher CRP than controls. IL10 correlated positively with IFN-γ, IL17A, or IL6, but not CRP in control or AAA populations. IL10 associated negatively with...... systolic blood pressure, whereas CRP associated positively with diastolic blood pressure and body mass index. CRP was an independent AAA risk factor and correlated positively with aortic diameters before and after adjustments for other risk factors. IFN-γ, IL17A, and CRP correlated positively with cross...

  15. Possible dual role of decorin in abdominal aortic aneurysm.

    Koshiro Ueda

    Full Text Available Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA is characterized by chronic inflammation, which leads to pathological remodeling of the extracellular matrix. Decorin, a small leucine-rich repeat proteoglycan, has been suggested to regulate inflammation and stabilize the extracellular matrix. Therefore, the present study investigated the role of decorin in the pathogenesis of AAA. Decorin was localized in the aortic adventitia under normal conditions in both mice and humans. AAA was induced in mice using CaCl2 treatment. Initially, decorin protein levels decreased, but as AAA progressed decorin levels increased in all layers. Local administration of exogenous decorin prevented the development of CaCl2-induced AAA. However, decorin was highly expressed in the degenerative lesions of human AAA walls, and this expression positively correlated with matrix metalloproteinase (MMP-9 expression. In cell culture experiments, the addition of decorin inhibited secretion of MMP-9 in vascular smooth muscle cells, but had the opposite effect in macrophages. The results suggest that decorin plays a dual role in AAA. Adventitial decorin in normal aorta may protect against the development of AAA, but macrophages expressing decorin in AAA walls may facilitate the progression of AAA by up-regulating MMP-9 secretion.

  16. Biomechanical rupture risk assessment of abdominal aortic aneurysms based on a novel probabilistic rupture risk index.

    Polzer, Stanislav; Gasser, T Christian

    2015-12-01

    A rupture risk assessment is critical to the clinical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients. The biomechanical AAA rupture risk assessment quantitatively integrates many known AAA rupture risk factors but the variability of risk predictions due to model input uncertainties remains a challenging limitation. This study derives a probabilistic rupture risk index (PRRI). Specifically, the uncertainties in AAA wall thickness and wall strength were considered, and wall stress was predicted with a state-of-the-art deterministic biomechanical model. The discriminative power of PRRI was tested in a diameter-matched cohort of ruptured (n = 7) and intact (n = 7) AAAs and compared to alternative risk assessment methods. Computed PRRI at 1.5 mean arterial pressure was significantly (p = 0.041) higher in ruptured AAAs (20.21(s.d. 14.15%)) than in intact AAAs (3.71(s.d. 5.77)%). PRRI showed a high sensitivity and specificity (discriminative power of 0.837) to discriminate between ruptured and intact AAA cases. The underlying statistical representation of stochastic data of wall thickness, wall strength and peak wall stress had only negligible effects on PRRI computations. Uncertainties in AAA wall stress predictions, the wide range of reported wall strength and the stochastic nature of failure motivate a probabilistic rupture risk assessment. Advanced AAA biomechanical modelling paired with a probabilistic rupture index definition as known from engineering risk assessment seems to be superior to a purely deterministic approach. PMID:26631334

  17. An Historical Note on the Conservation of Mass

    Whitaker, Robert D.

    1975-01-01

    Discusses the fact that although most historians of science attribute the formulation of the law of conservation of matter in chemical reactions to Antoine Lavoisier at the end of the eighteenth century, several earlier researchers had already assumed this law in their work. These researchers include Joseph Black, Henry Cavendish, M. V. Lomonosov,…

  18. Study of Banana Dehydration using Sequential Infrared Radiation Heating and Freeze-Drying

    The drying and quality characteristics of banana slices processed with a sequential infrared radiation and freeze drying (SIRFD) method were investigated. Cavendish banana slices with 5 mm thickness were predehydrated using IR heating at each one of three radiation intensities, 3000, 4000, and 5000...

  19. La revolución química : entre la historia y la memoria

    Bertomeu Sánchez, José Ramón

    2006-01-01

    Mi Gyung KIM, Affinity, that elusive dream : a genealogy of the chemical revolution. David P. MILLER, Discovering water : James Watt, Henry Cavendish and the nineteenth-century «water controversy». Marco BERETTA (ed.), Lavoisier in perspective. Jonathan SIMON, Chemistry, pharmacy and revolution in France, 1777-1809.

  20. In vitro mutation breeding for the development of bananas with resistance to race 4, Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense)

    In 1985 the Queensland Department of Primary Industries initiated an in vitro mutation breeding program for banana improvement. The primary objective was to develop a banana that was resistant to race 4, Fusarium wilt which could effectively substitute for the Cavendish cultivars currently grown. Micropropagated bananas were exposed to gamma radiation from a 60Co source and the LD50 was established at 40 Gy. However, the optimal dose selected for irradiating explants was 20 Gy. At this dosage visual changes were apparent and plant survival, at 73%, was sufficiently high to make the technique practical on a larger scale. Over 20,000 plants have been evaluated in the field at our race 4 screening site and nursery at Wamuran in southeastern Queensland. Of the irradiated plants examined only the putative mutants from Dwarf Parfitt, an extra-dwarf variety of Cavendish, show potential as a race 4 resistant Cavendish cultivar. Plants are intermediate in height between Dwarf Cavendish and Williams, the industry standard. Preliminary results indicate the putative mutants are faster cycling and more cold tolerant than Williams. More importantly they also appear to retain the resistance to race 4 shown by the mother plant, Dwarf Parfitt. (author). 16 refs, 2 figs, 2 tabs

  1. Residual effects of low oxygen storage of mature green fruit on ripening processes and ester biosynthesis during ripening in bananas

    Mature green banana (Musa sapientum L. cv. Cavendish) fruit were stored in 0.5%, 2 %, or 21% O2 for 7 days at 20 °C before ripening was initiated by ethylene. Residual effects of low O2 storage in mature green fruit on ripening and ester biosynthesis in fruit were investigated during ripening period...

  2. First report of alternaria leaf spot of banana caused by Alternaria alternata in the United States

    Research efforts were initiated in 2003 to identify and introduce banana (Musa spp.) cultivars suitable for production in Georgia. In spring and summer 2012, seven of the cultivars (Veinte Cohol, Novaria, Cacambou, Chinese Cavendish, Raja Puri, Blue Torres Island, and African Red) grown in the field...

  3. J. J. Thomsonovo raziskovanje "negativnih in pozitivnih žarkov": J. J. Thomson's research of the "negative and positive rays":

    Južnič, Stanislav

    2001-01-01

    The article reviews the life and research of J. J. Thomson, famous leader of Cavendish laboratory. His key contribution in "discovery" of electron is described. His relations with contemporaries that made him the discoverer of "electron" for the generations to come are described. We also analyze Thomson's research of "positive rays". The echo of his successes among Slovenecon temporaries is mentioned.

  4. J J Thomson and the discovery of the electron

    This short biography describes the life of J.J. Thomson, head of the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge. His early life as well as his contributions to physics, including the discovery of the electron from his research on cathode rays in 1897 are included. The work of other contributors to the understanding of electron properties is also noted briefly. (UK)

  5. Stories of Discovery Stimulate the Physics Major--A Polemic, with Examples.

    Leitner, Alfred

    1980-01-01

    Provides historical examples of intuitive discovery applicable to the teaching of physics for majors. Cites details for the discovery of Coulomb's law, emphasizing the roles of Joseph Priestley and Henry Cavendish. Also discusses the career of Ivar Giaever, a Nobel Prize winner of 1973 in solid state physics. (CS)

  6. Study of Banana Dehydration Using Sequential Infrared Radiation and Freeze-Drying

    The drying and quality characteristics of banana slices processed with a sequential infrared radiation and freeze-drying (SIRFD) method were investigated. To study the drying characteristics of bananas during the infrared (IR) and hot air predehydration, Cavendish bananas slices with 5 mm thickness...

  7. Sexual dimorphism of abdominal aortic aneurysms: a striking example of "male disadvantage" in cardiovascular disease.

    Bloomer, Lisa D S; Bown, Matthew J; Tomaszewski, Maciej

    2012-11-01

    The abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a permanent, localised, dilation of the abdominal aorta that causes death in 80% of patients if left untreated. An apparent male predominance in AAA has been observed in most studies, with a male: female gender ratio of ∼6:1 between the ages 60 years-64 years. The majority of risk factors for AAA exhibit sexual dimorphism but no single risk factor shows a higher magnitude of "male disadvantage" than AAA itself. This in turn suggests that the additive effects of risk factors may better explain the higher prevalence of AAA in men than women compared to each individual factor. Amongst others, sex steroids and sex chromosomes have been hypothesised to act as the drivers of this sexual dimorphism. Future research should focus on the major biological differences between the sexes identifying why men are at more risk of AAA than women. PMID:22840688

  8. Abdominal Aortic Diameter Is Increased in Males with a Family History of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    Mejnert Jørgensen, Trine; Houlind, K; Green, A;

    2014-01-01

    participants with male and female relatives with AAA. DESIGN: Observational population-based cross-sectional study. MATERIALS: 18,614 male participants screened for AAA in the VIVA-trial 2008-2011 with information on both family history of AAA and maximal aortic diameter. METHODS: Standardized ultrasound scan......OBJECTIVE: To investigate, at a population level, whether a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is independently related to increased aortic diameter and prevalence of AAA in men, and to elucidate whether the mean aortic diameter and the prevalence of AAA are different between...... measurement of maximum antero-posterior aortic diameter. Family history obtained by questionnaire. Multivariate regression analysis was used to test for confounders: age, sex, smoking, comorbidity and medication. RESULTS: From the screened cohort, 569 participants had at least one first degree relative...

  9. An update on the etiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms: implications for future diagnostic testing.

    Miner, Grace H; Faries, Peter L; Costa, Kevin D; Hanss, Basil G; Marin, Michael L

    2015-10-01

    Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease is multifactorial with both environmental and genetic risk factors. The current research in AAA revolves around genetic profiles and expression studies in both human and animal models. Variants in genes involved in extracellular matrix degradation, inflammation, the renin-angiotensin system, cell growth and proliferation and lipid metabolism have been associated with AAA using a variety of study designs. However, the results have been inconsistent and without a standard animal model for validation. Thus, despite the growing body of knowledge, the specific variants responsible for AAA development, progression and rupture have yet to be determined. This review explores some of the more significant genetic studies to provide an overview of past studies that have influenced the current understanding of AAA etiology. Expanding our understanding of disease pathogenesis will inform research into novel diagnostics and therapeutics and ultimately to improve outcomes for patients with AAA. PMID:26401919

  10. Quantitative expression and localization of cysteine and aspartic proteases in human abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Lohoefer, Fabian; Reeps, Christian; Lipp, Christina; Rudelius, Martina; Haertl, Felix; Matevossian, Edouard; Zernecke, Alma; Eckstein, Hans-Henning; Pelisek, Jaroslav

    2014-01-01

    Cysteine and aspartic proteases possess high elastolytic activity and might contribute to the degradation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) wall. The aim of this study was to analyze, in detail, the proteases (cathepsins B, D, K, L and S, and inhibitor cystatin C) found in human AAA and healthy aortic tissue samples. The vessel walls from AAA patients (n=36) and nonaneurysmal aortae (n=10) were retrieved using conventional surgical repair and autopsy methods. Serum samples from the same ...

  11. Open Surgical Repair for a Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with a Horseshoe Kidney

    Ikeda, Akihiko; Tsukada, Toru; Konishi, Taisuke; Matsuzaki, Kanji; Jikuya, Tomoaki; HIRAMATSU, YUJI

    2015-01-01

    Horseshoe kidney is a congenital anomaly characterized by medial fusion of the bilateral kidneys. Treatment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with a horseshoe kidney is a technical challenge because of the complex anatomy. We report a successful open surgical repair for a ruptured AAA with a horseshoe kidney. An aortic grafting was performed with division of the renal isthmus through a transperitoneal approach. In the case of a ruptured AAA, quick open surgery is the most reliable treatm...

  12. Porphyromonas gingivalis Participates in Pathogenesis of Human Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm by Neutrophil Activation. Proof of Concept in Rats

    Delbosc, Sandrine; Alsac, Jean-Marc; Journe, Clement; Louedec, Liliane; Castier, Yves; Bonnaure-Mallet, Martine; Ruimy, Raymond; Rossignol, Patrick; Bouchard, Philippe; Michel, Jean-Baptiste; Meilhac, Olivier

    2011-01-01

    Background Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAAs) represent a particular form of atherothrombosis where neutrophil proteolytic activity plays a major role. We postulated that neutrophil recruitment and activation participating in AAA growth may originate in part from repeated episodes of periodontal bacteremia. Methods and Findings Our results show that neutrophil activation in human AAA was associated with Neutrophil Extracellular Trap (NET) formation in the IntraLuminal Thrombus, leading to the ...

  13. Coarse-grained modeling of the structural states and transition underlying the powerstroke of dynein motor domain.

    Zheng, Wenjun

    2012-04-21

    This study aims to model a minimal dynein motor domain capable of motor function, which consists of the linker domain, six AAA+ modules (AAA1-AAA6), coiled coil stalk, and C-terminus domain. To this end, we have used the newly solved X-ray structures of dynein motor domain to perform a coarse-grained modeling of dynein's post- and pre-powerstroke conformation and the conformational transition between them. First, we have used normal mode analysis to identify a single normal mode that captures the coupled motions of AAA1-AAA2 closing and linker domain rotation, which enables the ATP-driven recovery stroke of dynein. Second, based on the post-powerstroke conformation solved crystallographically, we have modeled dynein's pre-powerstroke conformation by computationally inducing AAA1-AAA2 closing and sliding of coiled coil stalk, and the resulting model features a linker domain near the pre-powerstroke position and a slightly tilted stalk. Third, we have modeled the conformational transition from pre- to post-powerstroke conformation, which predicts a clear sequence of structural events that couple microtubule binding, powerstroke and product release, and supports a signaling path from stalk to AAA1 via AAA3 and AAA4. Finally, we have found that a closed AAA3-AAA4 interface (compatible with nucleotide binding) is essential to the mechano-chemical coupling in dynein. Our modeling not only offers unprecedented structural insights to the motor function of dynein as described by past single-molecule, fluorescence resonance energy transfer, and electron microscopy studies, but also provides new predictions for future experiments to test. PMID:22519354

  14. A rare case of leaking abdominal aneurysm presenting as isolated right testicular pain.

    Sufi, P A

    2007-03-01

    An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is not usually considered in the differential diagnosis of isolated right testicular pain. We describe a patient who did present with isolated acute right testicular pain as the sentinel feature of a leaking AAA. In the patient group with right testicular pain, consideration of a leaking AAA should be added to the differential diagnosis. An adverse outcome can be avoided by timely diagnosis and intervention. PMID:17391586

  15. Doxycycline Does Not Influence Established Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Angiotensin II-Infused Mice

    Xiaojie Xie; Hong Lu; Moorleghen, Jessica J.; Howatt, Deborah A.; Rateri, Debra L.; Cassis, Lisa A.; Alan Daugherty

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: There is no proven medical approach to attenuating expansion and rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). One approach that is currently being investigated is the use of doxycycline. Despite being primarily used as an antimicrobial drug, doxycycline has been proposed to function in reducing AAA expansion. Doxycycline is effective in reducing the formation in the most commonly used mouse models of AAAs when administered prior to the initiation of the disease. The purpose of th...

  16. Asthma Associates With Human Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and RuptureSignificance

    Liu, Cong-Lin; Wemmelund, Holger; Wang, Yi; Liao, Mengyang; Jes S Lindholt; Johnsen, Søren P.; Vestergaard, Henrik; Fernandes, Cleverson; Sukhova, Galina K.; Cheng, Xiang; ZHANG, JIN-YING; Yang, Chongzhe; Huang, Xiaozhu; Daugherty, Alan; Levy, Bruce David

    2016-01-01

    Objective—Both asthma and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) involve inflammation. It remains unknown whether these diseases interact. Approach and Results—Databases analyzed included Danish National Registry of Patients, a population-based nationwide case–control study included all patients with ruptured AAA and age- and sex-matched AAA controls without rupture in Denmark from 1996 to 2012; Viborg vascular trial, subgroup study of participants from the population-based randomized Viborg va...

  17. The effect of dog-human interaction on cortisol and behavior in registered animal-assisted activity dogs

    Ng, Zenithson Ying

    2013-01-01

    Background: The effect of animal-assisted activities (AAA) on the animal participants has been minimally investigated and the welfare of these animals has been questioned. Cortisol, in conjunction with stress-associated behavior, has been utilized as an objective assessment of animal welfare.Objective: Salivary cortisol and behavior in AAA dogs were measured to test the null hypothesis that salivary cortisol concentration and behavior are not different in an AAA environment compared to home o...

  18. No Tryptophan, Tyrosine and Phenylalanine Abnormalities in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    Bergwerff, Catharina Elisabeth; Luman, Marjolein; Blom, Henk J.; Oosterlaan, Jaap

    2016-01-01

    Background The aim of the current study was to explore the role of aromatic amino acids (AAAs) in blood in relation to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Given their impact on the synthesis of serotonin and dopamine, decreased concentrations of the AAAs tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylalanine in blood may contribute to the expression of ADHD symptoms. Decreased AAA blood concentrations, in turn, may be related to lowered dietary protein intake or to abnormal AAA catabolism, as evidenced by increased urinary AAA concentrations. Methods Eighty-three children with ADHD (75% males) and 72 typically developing (TD) children (51% males), aged 6 to 13 years, participated in the study. AAA concentrations were assessed in blood spots and an 18-hour urinary sample. A nutritional diary was filled out by parents to calculate dietary protein intake. Parent and teacher questionnaires assessed symptoms of ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and autism spectrum disorder. Results Children with ADHD showed normal AAA concentrations in blood spots and urine, as well as normal protein intake compared to controls. No associations between AAA concentrations and symptoms of ADHD or comorbid psychiatric disorders were found. Conclusions This study is the first to explore AAA metabolism in children with ADHD using a well-defined and relatively large sample. We found that AAA deficiencies are not related to ADHD. The results do not support treatment with AAA supplements in children with ADHD. Future studies regarding the cause of serotonin and dopamine alterations in ADHD should focus on other explanations, such as effects of altered transport of AAAs. PMID:26938936

  19. Recent Advances in Molecular Mechanisms of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Formation

    Annambhotla, Suman; Bourgeois, Sebastian; Wang, Xinwen; Lin, Peter H.; Yao, Qizhi; Chen, Changyi

    2008-01-01

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is an increasingly common clinical condition with fatal implications. It is associated with advanced age, male gender, cigarette smoking, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and genetic predisposition. Although significant evidence has emerged in the last decade, the molecular mechanisms of AAA formation remains poorly understood. Currently, the treatment for AAA remains primarily surgical with the lone innovation of endovascular therapy. With advance in the human g...

  20. Mechanism of Lysine Oxidation in Human Lens Crystallins during Aging and in Diabetes*

    Fan, Xingjun; Zhang, Jianye; Theves, Mathilde; Strauch, Christopher; Nemet, Ina; Liu, Xiaoqin; Qian, Juan; Giblin, Frank J.; Monnier, Vincent M.

    2009-01-01

    Oxidative mechanisms during nuclear sclerosis of the lens are poorly understood, in particular metal-catalyzed oxidation. The lysyl oxidation product adipic semialdehyde (allysine, ALL) and its oxidized end-product 2-aminoadipic acid (2-AAA) were determined as a function of age and presence of diabetes. Surprisingly, whereas both ALL and 2-AAA increased with age and strongly correlated with cataract grade and protein absorbance at 350 nm, only ALL formation but not 2-AAA was increased by diab...

  1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm and the association with serum levels of Homocysteine, vitamins B6, B12 and Folate

    Lindqvist, Markus; Hellström, Anders; Henriksson, Anders E

    2012-01-01

    Previous investigations have shown hyperhomocysteinemi in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). In the present study we evaluated the circulating level of homocysteine (Hcy) in relation to renal function, vitamins B6, B12 and folate status in AAA patients with special regard to aneurysm size, and rupture. Hcy, Creatinine, B6, B12 and folate were measured in 119 patients with AAA and 36 controls without aneurysm matched by age, gender and smoking habit. As expected there was a weak co...

  2. Investigation on the anxiety and depression of children' s primary caretakers in class "AAA" hospital and influcing factors%某三甲医院手术患儿主要照顾者焦虑抑郁状态及相关因素的调查

    刘晶; 邹智杰; 杜丽

    2012-01-01

    Objective To look into the anxiety and dcpression of children' s primary caretakers and analyze the influencing factors,so as to provide scientific references for the implementation of nursing intervention.Methods Convenience sampling was used to enlist 90 primary caretakers of children in a A level hospital in Wuhan from December 2011 to Apria 2012 to the research.And SAS and SDS were used to investigate these caretakers.Results 95 questionnaires were handed out and 90 were recovered with the rate of 94.73%.The average SAS and SDS scores of primary caretakers were respectively (49.57 ± 8.67) and (54.49 ± 8.16),both were higher than those of national norm group (37.23 ± 12.58) and (41.88 ± 10.57),respectively,and the differences were statistically significant (t =13.504,14.650,respectively ; P =0.000).SAS and SDS scores of caretakers with different patients' ages,caretakers' genders,caretakers' educational degrees and family monthly income per person were significantly different (F =15.917,9.257,3.558,3.069,respectively; P < 0.05).The anxiety and depression of caretakers were negatively related to patients' age,caretakers' educational degrees and family monthly income per person (P < 0.05),and positively related to caretakers' genders (P < 0.05).Conclusions The average SAS and SDS scores of caretakers are obviously higher than those of the norm group,and the anxiety and depression were influenced by patients' age,caretakers' gender,caretakers' educational degree and family monthly income per person,which should draw nursing attention.%目的 调查手术患儿主要照顾者焦虑抑郁状态,分析手术患儿主要照顾者焦虑抑郁状态的影响因素,为护理人员实施护理干预提供科学的依据.方法 2011年12月至2012年4月,采用方便抽样法,将武汉市一所三级甲等医院的90名手术患儿的主要照顾者纳入研究.采用焦虑自评量表(SAS)和抑郁自评量表(SDS)对主要照顾者进行问卷调查.结果 共发放问卷95份,回收有效问卷90份,问卷有效回收率为94.73%.手术患儿主要照顾者的SAS均分为(49.57±8.67)分,SDS均分为(54.49±8.16)分,高于国内人群常模的(37.23±12.58),(41.88±10.57)分,两者比较,差异有统计学意义(t分别为13.504,14.650;P=0.000).不同患者年龄、照顾者性别、照顾者学历、家庭人均月收入的照顾者SAS、SDS评分比较,差异有统计学意义(F分别为15.917,9.257,3.558,3.069;P<0.05).手术患儿主要照顾者焦虑抑郁状况与患者年龄、照顾者学历、家庭人均月收入成负相关,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05),与照顾者性别成正相关,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 手术患儿主要照顾者的SAS平均分、SDS平均分均显著高于国内人群常模,患者年龄、照顾者性别、照顾者学历、家庭人均月收入对手术患儿主要照顾者焦虑抑郁状态有一定影响,应引起护理重视.

  3. Is the size of an abdominal aortic aneurysm associated with coagulopathy?

    Shindo, Shunya; Matsumoto, Harunobu; Kubota, Kenji; Kojima, Atsuo; Matsumoto, Masahiko; Satoh, Kaneo; Ozaki, Yukio

    2005-07-01

    Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) volume and intraluminal thrombi were analyzed with respect to the number and function of platelets, blood cells, and coagulation factors. A group of 43 patients who underwent repair of an AAA were enrolled in this study. The maximum diameter and volume of the AAA, and the volume of intraluminal thrombi and lumen were measured by computed tomography with planimetry. The platelet count and platelet function, prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, fibrinogen, plasminogen, antithrombin 3, fibrin degradation products (FDP), D-dimer, and blood cell counts were measured. Spontaneous platelet aggregation and the FDP, and D-dimer levels were elevated; all other factors remained within the normal range. Intraluminal thrombus volume was strongly correlated with the volume and diameter of the AAA. However, no correlation was observed between the size of the AAA and coagulating factors, including the number and aggregation value of platelets. AAAs are frequently associated with a coagulating disorder. However, its size and thrombus volume are not correlated with coagulation changes. Although an intraluminal thrombus increases along with fee enlargement of the AAA, the clinical manifestation of bleeding is rarely associated with an AAA. Therefore coagulopathy in patients with an AAA is not fully explained by its morphology. PMID:15951938

  4. Science, Society, and Social Networking

    White, K. S.; Lohwater, T.

    2009-12-01

    The increased use of social networking is changing the way that scientific societies interact with their members and others. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) uses a variety of online networks to engage its members and the broader scientific community. AAAS members and non-members can interact with AAAS staff and each other on AAAS sites on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, as well as blogs and forums on the AAAS website (www.aaas.org). These tools allow scientists to more readily become engaged in policy by providing information on current science policy topics as well as methods of involvement. For example, members and the public can comment on policy-relevant stories from Science magazine’s ScienceInsider blog, download a weekly policy podcast, receive a weekly email update of policy issues affecting the scientific community, or watch a congressional hearing from their computer. AAAS resource websites and outreach programs, including Communicating Science (www.aaas.org/communicatingscience), Working with Congress (www.aaas.org/spp/cstc/) and Science Careers (http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org) also provide tools for scientists to become more personally engaged in communicating their findings and involved in the policy process.

  5. Adipocyte in vascular wall can induce the rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

    Kugo, Hirona; Zaima, Nobuhiro; Tanaka, Hiroki; Mouri, Youhei; Yanagimoto, Kenichi; Hayamizu, Kohsuke; Hashimoto, Keisuke; Sasaki, Takeshi; Sano, Masaki; Yata, Tatsuro; Urano, Tetsumei; Setou, Mitsutoshi; Unno, Naoki; Moriyama, Tatsuya

    2016-01-01

    Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a vascular disease involving the gradual dilation of the abdominal aorta. It has been reported that development of AAA is associated with inflammation of the vascular wall; however, the mechanism of AAA rupture is not fully understood. In this study, we investigated the mechanism underlying AAA rupture using a hypoperfusion-induced animal model. We found that the administration of triolein increased the AAA rupture rate in the animal model and that the number of adipocytes was increased in ruptured vascular walls compared to non-ruptured walls. In the ruptured group, macrophage infiltration and the protein levels of matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 were increased in the areas around adipocytes, while collagen-positive areas were decreased in the areas with adipocytes compared to those without adipocytes. The administration of fish oil, which suppresses adipocyte hypertrophy, decreased the number and size of adipocytes, as well as decreased the risk of AAA rupture ratio by 0.23 compared to the triolein administered group. In human AAA samples, the amount of triglyceride in the adventitia was correlated with the diameter of the AAA. These results suggest that AAA rupture is related to the abnormal appearance of adipocytes in the vascular wall. PMID:27499372

  6. MicroRNA expression signature in human abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Pahl Matthew C

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA is a dilatation of the aorta affecting most frequently elderly men. Histologically AAAs are characterized by inflammation, vascular smooth muscle cell apoptosis, and extracellular matrix degradation. The mechanisms of AAA formation, progression, and rupture are currently poorly understood. A previous mRNA expression study revealed a large number of differentially expressed genes between AAA and non-aneurysmal control aortas. MicroRNAs (miRNAs, small non-coding RNAs that are post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression, could provide a mechanism for the differential expression of genes in AAA. Methods To determine differences in miRNA levels between AAA (n = 5 and control (n = 5 infrarenal aortic tissues, a microarray study was carried out. Results were adjusted using Benjamini-Hochberg correction (adjusted p  Results A microarray study identified eight miRNAs with significantly different expression levels between AAA and controls (adjusted p  Conclusions Our genome-wide approach revealed several differentially expressed miRNAs in human AAA tissue suggesting that miRNAs play a role in AAA pathogenesis.

  7. Elderly patient with ureteric colic: suspect leaking aneurysm

    Sinha, Yashashwi

    2013-01-01

    Described below is a case of a 72-year-old man with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) presenting with symptoms of renal colic. This case illustrates the hazards of making a diagnosis of renal colic in an elderly patient without considering the diagnosis of a leaking AAA. The diagnosis of an AAA can be challenging and renal colic is the single most common misdiagnosis. The patient's initial presentation can be misleading as symptoms fit the features of renal colic or a leaking AAA. Despite no...

  8. RadiologyInfo: Glossary of Terms

    ... Pediatric MRI Intravascular Ultrasound Video: Head CT Video: Pediatric MRI ... abdominal and pelvic organs and the legs. abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) Sometimes called triple A. A ballooning out ...

  9. Statement on Human Cloning

    ... as our understanding of this technology advances. Support Stem Cell Research (including Research Cloning) AAAS supports stem cell research, including the use of nuclear transplantation techniques (also ...

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  11. Utilidad de la escala Odecp de Nichols and Greene, (1991) en el MMPI-2

    Jiménez Gómez, Fernando; Sánchez Crespo, Guadalupe; Ampudia Rueda, Amada

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar la utilidad de la escala Odecp de Nichols and Greene, (1991) en el MMPI-2. Para realizar este objetivo se crearon dos grupos, el denominado control, formado, a su vez, por dos subgrupos (clínico y normal) que contestan de forma honesta y sincera al cuestionario; y el denominado experimental, formado a su vez por dos subgrupos (buena imagen y mala imagen), integrado por personas consideradas como normales a quienes que se les instruyó para que contestaran...

  12. Contribución de la escala revisada de disimulación (Ds-r) de Gough a la validez del MMPI-2

    Sánchez Crespo, Guadalupe; Jiménez Gómez, Fernando; Novo, R; de Silva, D.

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo principal de esta investigación se centra en la exploración de los efectos de la Escala revisada de Disimulación de Gough (Ds-r) sobre las escalas de Clínicas del MMPI-2, comparándola con las de Validez. Para realizar esto se formaron dos grupos: control, compuesto por los subgrupos normal (n = 242) y clínico (n = 263) que contestan de forma estándar al MMPI-2, y el experimental, formado a su vez por tres subgrupos que han sido instruidos para contestar al MMPI-2 de una manera det...

  13. Contribución de la Escala de Deseabilidad Social de Edwards (So) a la validez de MMPI-2

    Sánchez Crespo, Guadalupe; Jiménez Gómez, Fernando; Merino Barragán, Vicente; Ampudia Rueda, Amada; Tobón, Cristina

    2007-01-01

    Esta investigación trata de valorar la aportación que, la escala de Deseabilidad Social de Edwards (So) puede ofrecer a las escalas de Validez del MMPI-2 a través de un diseño metodológico constituido por un grupo Sinceros y otro Simuladores . El grupo Sinceros está formado a su vez por dos subgrupos (Normal y Clínico) que contestan de forma estándar al MMPI-2, y el grupo Simuladores formado, a su vez, por otros dos subgrupos (Buena Imagen, Mala Imagen) cuyos miembros han sido instruidos p...

  14. Detectando el perfil simulador en el MMPI-2: una propuesta basada en la investigación

    Sánchez Crespo, Guadalupe; Jiménez Gómez, Fernando; Ampudia Rueda, Amada

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio es la propuesta de un perfil detector de las falsificaciones que se dan con el MMPI-2 proponiendo la inversión de las puntuaciones directas de L y K y añadiendo cuatro nuevas escalas específicas: Odecp, Ds-r, S, FK. Para realizar esto se formaron dos grupos: control, compuesto por los subgrupos normal y clínico que contestan de forma estándar al MMPI-2, y el experimental, formado a su vez por tres subgrupos que han sido instruidos para contestar al MMPI-2 de una ma...

  15. Organización espacial y dominancia social en machos alouatta palliata en la isla Agaltepec, Veracruz, México

    PAD Dias; E. Rodríguez-lUNA

    2005-01-01

    La proximidad espacial entre machos de la especie Alouatta palliata se ha relacionado frecuentemente con el estatus de los individuos. Las relaciones entre esta y otras variables de organización espacial (la frecuencia de asociación de los machos en los subgrupos y el número medio de machos presente en los subgrupos cuando cada díada se reunió) y la dominancia social fue estudiada en los 13 machos adultos de una sociedad de tipo fisión-fusión que vive en condiciones de semilibertad e...

  16. Análise da mecânica pulmonar em modelo experimental de sepse Analysis of pulmonary mechanics in an experimental model of sepsis

    Rodrigo Storck Carvalho; André Gustavo Magalhães de Pinho; Ana Paula Alves de Andrade; César Augusto Melo e Silva; Carlos Eduardo Gaio; Paulo Tavares

    2006-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Verificar se há alterações na mecânica pulmonar de camundongos com sepse. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 40 camundongos Balb/c divididos em dois grupos: sobrevida (n = 21) e mecânica respiratória (n = 19). O grupo sobrevida foi dividido em três subgrupos: controle (n = 7), subletal (n = 7) e letal (n = 7). O grupo mecânica respiratória também foi dividido em três subgrupos: controle (n = 5), subletal (n = 7) e letal (n = 7). A sepse foi induzida pelo método cecal ligation and puncture, u...

  17. Valores personales y compromiso organizacional

    Alicia Omar; Alicia Florencia Urteaga

    2008-01-01

    Se exploraron las relaciones entre los valores individuales y el compromiso organizacional en una muestra integrada por 429 empleados de empresas argentinas. Los sujetos completaron una hoja de datos personales, la Escala de Individualismo-Colectivismo y la de Compromiso Organizacional. La muestra total se clasificó en ocho subgrupos en función de la dicotomización por la mediana de las cuatro dimensiones axiológicas, de los cuales se seleccionaron los cuatro subgrupos más representativos, en...

  18. Estratigrafía del Valle de Luracatao (Valle Calchaquí, Noroeste Argentino): nueva propuesta

    Patricio Augusto Payrola Bosio; Cecilia del Papa; Fernando Hongn; Jaime Powell

    2010-01-01

    Durante el Cretácico Inferior-Eoceno se desarrolló la cuenca de rift del Grupo Salta en el noroeste argentino, con un relleno constituido por depósitos sinrift del Subgrupo Pirgua y postrift de los Subgrupos Balbuena y Santa Bárbara. Posteriormente y sobreimpuesta a la primera, se generó una extensa cuenca de antepaís. En el valle Calchaquí, el Grupo Payogastilla representa el relleno sinorogénico andino (cuenca de antepaís) y guarda el registro de los episodios de deformación y de inversión ...

  19. Estratigrafía del Valle de Luracatao (Valle Calchaquí, Noroeste Argentino): nueva propuesta Stratigraphy of Luracato Valley (Calchaquí Valley, Norwestern Argentina): New proposal

    Patricio Augusto Payrola Bosio; Cecilia del Papa; Fernando Hongn; Jaime Powell

    2010-01-01

    Durante el Cretácico Inferior-Eoceno se desarrolló la cuenca de rift del Grupo Salta en el noroeste argentino, con un relleno constituido por depósitos sinrift del Subgrupo Pirgua y postrift de los Subgrupos Balbuena y Santa Bárbara. Posteriormente y sobreimpuesta a la primera, se generó una extensa cuenca de antepaís. En el valle Calchaquí, el Grupo Payogastilla representa el relleno sinorogénico andino (cuenca de antepaís) y guarda el registro de los episodios de deformación y de inversión ...

  20. Granuloma anular: distribuição tecidual dos dendrócitos dérmicos fator XIIIa+, das células dérmicas trombomodulina+ e de macrófagos CD68+

    Soub Claudia Regina Wanderley; Carrijo Rochael Mayra; Cuzzi Tullia

    2003-01-01

    FUNDAMENTOS: Um subgrupo de células dérmicas relacionado a macrófagos expressa o fator pró-coagulante XIIIa enquanto outro subgrupo expressa o co-fator anticoagulante trombomodulina. Esses tipos celulares podem estar envolvidos em eventos de inflamação e reparo tecidual. OBJETIVOS: Investigar a participação de células dérmicas fator XIIIa+ e de células dérmicas trombomodulina+ (TM) no quadro histopatológico do granuloma anular que se caracteriza por necrobiose do colágeno e presença de infilt...

  1. A comparison of modelling techniques for computing wall stress in abdominal aortic aneurysms

    McGloughlin Timothy M

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Aneurysms, in particular abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA, form a significant portion of cardiovascular related deaths. There is much debate as to the most suitable tool for rupture prediction and interventional surgery of AAAs, and currently maximum diameter is used clinically as the determining factor for surgical intervention. Stress analysis techniques, such as finite element analysis (FEA to compute the wall stress in patient-specific AAAs, have been regarded by some authors to be more clinically important than the use of a "one-size-fits-all" maximum diameter criterion, since some small AAAs have been shown to have higher wall stress than larger AAAs and have been known to rupture. Methods A patient-specific AAA was selected from our AAA database and 3D reconstruction was performed. The AAA was then modelled in this study using three different approaches, namely, AAA(SIMP, AAA(MOD and AAA(COMP, with each model examined using linear and non-linear material properties. All models were analysed using the finite element method for wall stress distributions. Results Wall stress results show marked differences in peak wall stress results between the three methods. Peak wall stress was shown to reduce when more realistic parameters were utilised. It was also noted that wall stress was shown to reduce by 59% when modelled using the most accurate non-linear complex approach, compared to the same model without intraluminal thrombus. Conclusion The results here show that using more realistic parameters affect resulting wall stress. The use of simplified computational modelling methods can lead to inaccurate stress distributions. Care should be taken when examining stress results found using simplified techniques, in particular, if the wall stress results are to have clinical importance.

  2. Impact of poroelasticity of intraluminal thrombus on wall stress of abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Polzer Stanislav

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The predictions of stress fields in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA depend on constitutive descriptions of the aneurysm wall and the Intra-luminal Thrombus (ILT. ILT is a porous diluted structure (biphasic solid–fluid material and its impact on AAA biomechanics is controversially discussed in the literature. Specifically, pressure measurements showed that the ILT cannot protect the wall from the arterial pressure, while other (numerical and experimental studies showed that at the same time it reduces the stress in the wall. Method To explore this phenomenon further a poroelastic description of the ILT was integrated in Finite Element (FE Models of the AAA. The AAA model was loaded by a pressure step and a cyclic pressure wave and their transition into wall tension was investigated. To this end ILT’s permeability was varied within a microstructurally motivated range. Results The two-phase model verified that the ILT transmits the entire mean arterial pressure to the wall while, at the same time, it significantly reduces the stress in the wall. The predicted mean stress in the AAA wall was insensitive to the permeability of the ILT and coincided with the results of AAA models using a single-phase ILT description. Conclusion At steady state, the biphasic ILT behaves like a single-phase material in an AAA model. Consequently, computational efficient FE single-phase models, as they have been exclusively used in the past, accurately predict the wall stress in AAA models.

  3. The murine angiotensin II-induced abdominal aortic aneurysm model: rupture risk and inflammatory progression patterns

    Richard Y Cao

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA is an enlargement of the greatest artery in the body defined as an increase in diameter of 1.5-fold. AAAs are common in the elderly population and thousands die each year from their complications. The most commonly used mouse model to study the pathogenesis of AAA is the angiotensin II (Ang II infusion method delivered via osmotic mini-pump for 28 days. Here, we studied the site-specificity and onset of aortic rupture, characterized three-dimensional (3D images and flow patterns in developing AAAs by ultrasound imaging, and examined macrophage infiltration in the Ang II model using 65 apolipoprotein E deficient mice. Aortic rupture occurred in 16 mice (25 % and was nearly as prevalent at the aortic arch (44 % as it was in the suprarenal region (56 % and was most common within the first seven days after Ang II infusion (12 of 16; 75 %. Longitudinal ultrasound screening was found to correlate nicely with histological analysis and AAA volume renderings showed a significant relationship with AAA severity index. Aortic dissection preceded altered flow patterns and macrophage infiltration was a prominent characteristic of developing AAAs. Targeting the inflammatory component of AAA disease with novel therapeutics will hopefully lead to new strategies to attenuate aneurysm growth and aortic rupture.

  4. A new potent calmodulin antagonist with arylalkylamine structure: crystallographic, spectroscopic and functional studies.

    Harmat, V; Böcskei, Z; Náray-Szabó, G; Bata, I; Csutor, A S; Hermecz, I; Arányi, P; Szabó, B; Liliom, K; Vértessy, B G; Ovádi, J

    2000-03-31

    An arylalkylamine-type calmodulin antagonist, N-(3, 3-diphenylpropyl)-N'-[1-R-(3, 4-bis-butoxyphenyl)ethyl]-propylene-diamine (AAA) is presented and its complexes with calmodulin are characterized in solution and in the crystal. Near-UV circular dichroism spectra show that AAA binds to calmodulin with 2:1 stoichiometry in a Ca(2+)-dependent manner. The crystal structure with 2:1 stoichiometry is determined to 2.64 A resolution. The binding of AAA causes domain closure of calmodulin similar to that obtained with trifluoperazine. Solution and crystal data indicate that each of the two AAA molecules anchors in the hydrophobic pockets of calmodulin, overlapping with two trifluoperazine sites, i.e. at a hydrophobic pocket and an interdomain site. The two AAA molecules also interact with each other by hydrophobic forces. A competition enzymatic assay has revealed that AAA inhibits calmodulin-activated phosphodiesterase activity at two orders of magnitude lower concentration than trifluoperazine. The apparent dissociation constant of AAA to calmodulin is 18 nM, which is commensurable with that of target peptides. On the basis of the crystal structure, we propose that the high-affinity binding is mainly due to a favorable entropy term, as the AAA molecule makes multiple contacts in its complex with calmodulin. PMID:10731425

  5. Screening af førstegradsslaegtninge til patienter med abdominalt aortaaneurisme

    Lindholt, Jes Sanddal

    2001-01-01

    Whereas the lethality of elective resection of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is 3-6%, that for ruptured cases is 75-95%. Unfortunately AAA seldom cause symptoms before rupture. As ultrasonographic screening is quick, inexpensive, and reliable, this has been suggested. First-degree relatives ar...

  6. Mass or high-risk screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm

    Lindholt, Jes Sanddal; Henneberg, E W; Fasting, H;

    1997-01-01

    Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is known to be associated with various diseases, especially hypertension, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD), and intermittent claudication. These associations have led to a debate about whether screening of older men for AAA...

  7. Supporting the emergence of female student entrepreneurs

    Geert Jensen, Birgitte; Kruse, Merethe

    2011-01-01

    years (60%), while it drops to 35% on the 5th and last year. Among graduates from AAA, the gender distribution remains skewed, since more than twice as many men as women start their own architect or design firm.1 Q: Ark is a project which promotes entrepreneurship among female students at AAA. Q: Ark...

  8. Coagulation and fibrinolysis after open infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in a long-term perspective.

    Holmberg, A; Bergqvist, D; Siegbahn, A

    1999-10-15

    In patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems have been found to be activated preoperatively. Does the increased activity of the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems persist after AAA surgery in a long-term perspective? Prothrombin fragment 1+2 (F1+2), thrombin-antithrombin complex (TAT), tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), human plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1, and human cross-linked fibrin degradation product (D-dimer) were analysed in 18 patients after open AAA surgery (postop-AAA). The median time between surgery and blood sampling was 19 months (range, 5-37 months). Comparisons were made with both preoperative values of 23 patients with AAA (preop-AAA) as well as 20 age-matched healthy controls (AMC). F1+2, TAT, and D-dimer in preop-AAA were significantly higher compared to AMC (pD-dimer). However, TAT and D-dimer levels were still higher in postop-AAA than in AMC (paneurysmal sac but still higher than in a nonaneurysmal aorta. PMID:10574587

  9. 29 CFR 2520.103-6 - Definition of reportable transaction for Annual Return/Report.

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  13. Hospitalsomkostninger ved operation for abdominalt aortaaneurisme

    Lindholt, Jes Sanddal; Sørensen, Jan

    2010-01-01

    The aim of the study was to estimate the direct cost of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair and to validate it against the national Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) costs.......The aim of the study was to estimate the direct cost of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair and to validate it against the national Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) costs....

  14. Hvad koster en indlaeggelse til operation for et abdominalt aortaaneurisme på et dansk sygehus?

    Vammen, Sten; Juul, Søren; Henneberg, E W; Fasting, H; Lindholt, Jes Sanddal

    2001-01-01

    The aim of the study was to estimate the direct cost of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair and to validate it against the national Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) costs.......The aim of the study was to estimate the direct cost of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair and to validate it against the national Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) costs....

  15. Cerebral net exchange of large neutral amino acids after lipopolysaccharide infusion in healthy humans

    2010-01-01

    Alterations in circulating large neutral amino acids (LNAAs), leading to a decrease in the plasma ratio between branched-chain and aromatic amino acids (BCAA/AAA ratio), may be involved in sepsis-associated encephalopathy. We hypothesised that a decrease in the BCAA/AAA ratio occurs along with a...

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  17. Cerebral net exchange of large neutral amino acids after lipopolysaccharide infusion in healthy humans

    Berg, Ronan Mg; Taudorf, Sarah; Bailey, Damian M; Lundby, Carsten; Larsen, Fin Stolze; Pedersen, Bente Klarlund; Møller, Kirsten

    2010-01-01

    Alterations in circulating large neutral amino acids (LNAAs), leading to a decrease in the plasma ratio between branched-chain and aromatic amino acids (BCAA/AAA ratio), may be involved in sepsis-associated encephalopathy. We hypothesised that a decrease in the BCAA/AAA ratio occurs along with a ...

  18. Identification of peroxiredoxin-1 as a novel biomarker of abdominal aortic aneurysm

    Martinez-Pinna, Roxana; Ramos-Mozo, Priscila; Madrigal-Matute, Julio; Blanco-Colio, Luis M; Lopez, Juan A; Calvo, Enrique; Camafeita, Emilio; Lindholt, Jes S.; Meilhac, Olivier; Delbosc, Sandrine; Michel, Jean-Baptiste; de Ceniga, Melina Vega; Egido, Jesus; Martin-Ventura, Jose L

    2011-01-01

    In the search of novel biomarkers of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) progression, proteins released by intraluminal thrombus (ILT) were analyzed by a differential proteomic approach.......In the search of novel biomarkers of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) progression, proteins released by intraluminal thrombus (ILT) were analyzed by a differential proteomic approach....

  19. ApoA-I/HDL-C levels are inversely associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm progression

    Burillo, Elena; Lindholt, Jes S.; Molina-Sánchez, Pedro;

    2015-01-01

    proteomic analysis of plasma proteins was performed in AAA patients at different stages of evolution [small AAA (aortic size=3-5 cm) vs large AAA] using iTRAQ labelling, high-throughput nano-LC-MS/MS and a novel multi-layered statistical model. Among the proteins identified, ApoA-I was decreased in patients...... with large AAA compared to those with small AAA. These results were validated by ELISA on plasma samples from small (n=90) and large AAA (n=26) patients (150± 3 vs 133± 5 mg/dl, respectively, p< 0.001). ApoA-I levels strongly correlated with HDL-Cholesterol (HDL-C) concentration (r=0.9, p< 0.001) and......=23,496) (0.89± 2.99 vs 1.59± 5.74 mmol/l, p< 0.001). Finally, reduced mean aortic AAA diameter was observed in AngII-infused mice treated with ApoA-I mimetic peptide compared with saline-injected controls. In conclusion, ApoA-I/HDL-C systemic levels are negatively associated with AAA evolution...

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  1. Hemoglobin induces monocyte recruitment and CD163-macrophage polarization in abdominal aortic aneurysm

    Rubio-Navarro, Alfonso; Amaro Villalobos, Juan Manuel; Lindholt, Jes S;

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Increased hemoglobin (Hb) accumulation was reported in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). CD163 is a macrophage receptor involved in tissue Hb clearance, however its role in AAA has not been reported. We investigated the role of Hb on monocyte recruitment and differentiation towards C...

  2. Long-term benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms from a randomized controlled trial

    Lindholt, Jes S.; Sørensen, J; Søgaard, R; Henneberg, E W

    2010-01-01

    The aim was to estimate long-term mortality benefits and cost-effectiveness of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in men aged 64-73 years.......The aim was to estimate long-term mortality benefits and cost-effectiveness of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in men aged 64-73 years....

  3. Risk factors influencing outcome of endovascular abdominol aortic aneurysm repair

    Leurs, Lina Jessica

    2006-01-01

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is a vascular disorder in which the abdominal aorta becomes permanently dilated to at least 1.5 times its normal diameter. The prevalence of AAA has increased rapidly during the last decade, and aneurysmal rupture is now the 13th most common cause of death in the West

  4. Age and gender related differences in aortic blood flow

    Traberg, Marie Sand; Pedersen, Mads Møller; Hemmsen, Martin Christian; Lönn, Lars; Henneberg, Kaj-Åge; Jensen, Jørgen Arendt

    2012-01-01

    The abdominal aorta (AA) is predisposed to development of abdominal aneurysms (AAA), a focal dilatation of the artery with fatal consequences if left untreated. The blood flow patterns in the AA is thought to play an important role in the development of AAA. The purpose of this work is to investi...

  5. Genome-wide association study identifies a sequence variant within the DAB2IP gene conferring susceptibility to abdominal aortic aneurysm

    Gretarsdottir, Solveig; Baas, Annette F; Thorleifsson, Gudmar;

    2010-01-01

    We performed a genome-wide association study on 1,292 individuals with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and 30,503 controls from Iceland and The Netherlands, with a follow-up of top markers in up to 3,267 individuals with AAAs and 7,451 controls. The A allele of rs7025486 on 9q33 was found to as...

  6. A.A.A.会計原則の計算構造

    岡田, 裕正

    1996-01-01

    This paper compares the accounting structure in the AAA's accoun-ting principle in 1941,AAA's accounting standards in 1948 and 1957. This paper clarifies that these accounting principle or standards have different accounting structure, because of different definitions of revenue/expence, cost/asset and income.

  7. The cardiac cycle is a major contributor to variability in size measurements of abdominal aortic aneurysms by ultrasound

    Grøndal, Nikolaj Fibiger; Bramsen, Morten; Thomsen, Marie Dahl;

    2012-01-01

    The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of the cardiac cycle on ultrasound measurements of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diameters.......The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of the cardiac cycle on ultrasound measurements of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diameters....

  8. S&P: meie kohus oli USA riigireitingut alandada / Heiki Suurkask

    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2011-01-01

    Standard & Poor´s langetas USA reitingut tasemelt AAA tasemeni AA+. Agentuuri esindaja sõnul oli reitingu alandamine nende kohustus, sest nende arvates oli USA senine reiting liiga kõrge. Hiina nõuab, et USA hakkaks oma võlaprobleemiga tegelema. AAA reiting on nüüd vaid 15 riigil või territooriumil maailmas

  9. EST data: 736 [RED

    Full Text Available CB2747 AU068259 AU068260 C12747 2 G DPlate 008 H08 5' GTG AAA CCG CAT GTG CTA AC 3' 5' GTA TCG C ... GCA AAA GGA GC 3' >RLDNAKJ_1(Y14649|pid:g2342642) Rhizobium ... leguminosarum dnaK gene and partial dnaJ gene. ...

  10. Science and Technology in Support of U.S. Policy in Central Asia: Executive Summary

    Rosenberg, N D; Kirk, E J; DeLaTorre, G

    2003-12-23

    On February 6, 2003, a workshop, was cosponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) to explore both the linkage between U.S. policy in Central Asia and science and technology (S&T) and the role of S&T in achieving U.S. security and development objectives in the region. A major outcome of the workshop is the identification of potential S&T initiatives that support U.S. Central Asia policy goals. This document summarizes the proceedings, conclusions, and recommendations from this workshop; it is a companion document to the full proceedings entitled Science and Technology in Support of U.S. Policy in Central Asia. The proceedings are also published by AAAS and a copy can be obtained from either AAAS (www.aaas.org), Sheri Abbott (AAAS; 202 326-6655), or Richard Knapp (LLNL; 925 423-3328; knapp4@llnl.gov).

  11. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U05163-1 [Dicty_cDB

    Full Text Available 42-139A14, genomic su... 50 0.12 1 ( EH211156 ) PFC-A6 Zea mays LCM amplified pericyle cell speci... 50 0.12...cha_pSMART_OXAY Sterkiella... 48 0.48 1 ( GE301965 ) OXAY-aaa30h10.g1 Oxytricha_pSMART_OXAY Sterkiella...... 48 0.48 1 ( GE300756 ) OXAY-aaa30h10.b1 Oxytricha_pSMART_OXAY Sterkiella... 48 0.48 1 ( GE300413 ) OXAY-aaa60b11.b1 Oxytri...cha_pSMART_OXAY Sterkiella... 48 0.48 1 ( GD173189 ) OXAX-aaa35d10.b1 Oxytricha_pSMART_OXAX Sterkiell...a... 48 0.48 1 ( GD172600 ) OXAX-aaa29d09.g1 Oxytricha_pSMART_OXAX Sterkiell

  12. Amino acid analysis.

    Crabb, J W; West, K A; Dodson, W S; Hulmes, J D

    2001-05-01

    Amino acid analysis (AAA) is one of the best methods to quantify peptides and proteins. Two general approaches to quantitative AAA exist, namely, classical postcolumn derivatization following ion-exchange chromatography and precolumn derivatization followed by reversed-phase HPLC (RP-HPLC). Excellent instrumentation and several specific methodologies are available for both approaches, and both have advantages and disadvantages. This unit focuses on picomole-level AAA of peptides and proteins using the most popular precolumn-derivatization method, namely, phenylthiocarbamyl amino acid analysis (PTC-AAA). It is directed primarily toward those interested in establishing the technology with a modest budget. PTC derivatization and analysis conditions are described, and support and alternate protocols describe additional techniques necessary or useful for most any AAA method--e.g., sample preparation, hydrolysis, instrument calibration, data interpretation, and analysis of difficult or unusual residues such as cysteine, tryptophan, phosphoamino acids, and hydroxyproline. PMID:18429107

  13. Asthma Associates With Human Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Rupture

    Liu, Cong-Lin; Wemmelund, Holger; Wang, Yi;

    2016-01-01

    ruptured AAA and age- and sex-matched AAA controls without rupture in Denmark from 1996 to 2012; Viborg vascular trial, subgroup study of participants from the population-based randomized Viborg vascular screening trial. Patients with asthma were categorized by hospital diagnosis, bronchodilator use, and...... the recorded use of other anti-asthma prescription medications. Logistic regression models were fitted to determine whether asthma associated with the risk of ruptured AAA in Danish National Registry of Patients and an independent risk of having an AAA at screening in the Viborg vascular trial. From......OBJECTIVE: Both asthma and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) involve inflammation. It remains unknown whether these diseases interact. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Databases analyzed included Danish National Registry of Patients, a population-based nationwide case-control study included all patients with...

  14. Abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery

    Gefke, K; Schroeder, T V; Thisted, B; Olsen, P S; Perko, M J; Agerskov, Kim; Røder, O; Lorentzen, Jørgen Ewald

    1994-01-01

    The goal of this study was to identify patients who need longer care in the ICU (more than 48 hours) following abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery and to evaluate the influence of perioperative complications on short- and long-term survival and quality of life. AAA surgery was performed in 55......, 78% stated that their quality of life had improved or was unchanged after surgery and had resumed working. These data justify a therapeutically aggressive approach, including ICU therapy following AAA surgery, despite failure of one or more organ systems.......The goal of this study was to identify patients who need longer care in the ICU (more than 48 hours) following abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery and to evaluate the influence of perioperative complications on short- and long-term survival and quality of life. AAA surgery was performed in 553...

  15. Detección de perfiles cognitivos mediante WISC-IV en niños diagnosticados de TDAH: ¿Existen diferencias entre subtipos?

    Javier Fenollar-Cortés

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio explora si se puede obtener un perfil cognitivo específico para niños/as con TDAH a partir de la Escala de Inteligencia Wechsler para Niños Cuarta Edición (WISC-IV, y si ese perfil es capaz de diferenciar entre los subtipos clínicos de TDAH. Se seleccionó un grupo de control de 47 niños/as y otro grupo clínico de 86 niños/as diagnosticados/as con TDAH, éste último dividido a su vez en dos subgrupos de acuerdo a sus características clínicas. El grupo clínico se caracterizó por una puntuación ICG>ICC respecto al grupo de control. Los subgrupos clínicos no obtuvieron puntuaciones significativamente diferentes en ninguno de los índices, pero sí lo hicieron respecto a la distancia entre el Índice de Memoria de Trabajo y el Índice de Velocidad de Procesamiento. Para el subgrupo TDAH predominantemente inatento esta distancia fue positiva, mientras que para el subgrupo TDAH-combinado fue negativa. Estos resultados aportan evidencia empírica a la hipótesis de la existencia de un perfil cognitivo específico del TDAH, con potencial para discriminar entre subtipos clínicos de TDAH.

  16. Optimización de una prueba de pcr para el diagnóstico del virus de leucosis aviar (alv)

    Rodríguez, L.A.; Vera, V. J.; G. C. Ramírez

    2012-01-01

    El virus de leucosis aviar (AVL) ocasiona una enfermedad crónica persistente, causante de grandes pérdidas económicas. En 1998 se determinó en el país la presencia del virus del subgrupo J, por prueba de ELISA, sin realizarse aislamiento virarl...

  17. Experimental Evidence for the Attraction of Matter by Electromagnetic Waves

    Lidgren, Hans

    2010-01-01

    We present measurement results demonstrating that a conducting lead sphere exposed to electromagnetic (e/m) waves in the infrared (IR) regime, is attracted by e/m waves. The result may seem surprising and against conventional wisdom that electromagnetic wave forcing should lead to a repulsive force. Nonetheless, all our experiments show that the attractive force can be determined quantitatively, and that they are reproducible. Our experiment setup is a Cavendish torsion-balance experiment with lead spheres, one of the spheres intermittently irradiated by IR light. Because the Cavendish experiment is well known, simple, and readily available, the results can be easily verified or falsified. However, to avoid Bernoulli and other external forcing effects, the entire experimental setup should be placed in a vacuum chamber. In our case the experiments were performed at \\approx 4 \\cdot 10^-7 mbar. One of the 20 g lead spheres was intermittently irradiated by infrared radiation from a lamp covered by an aluminium fo...

  18. The Most Important Discovery of Science.

    Severinghaus, John W

    2016-01-01

    Oxygen has often been called the most important discovery of science. I disagree. Over five centuries, reports by six scientists told of something in air we animals all need. Three reported how to generate it. It acquired many names, finally oxygen. After 8 years of studying it, Lavoisier still couldn't understand its nature. No special date and no scientist should get credit for discovering oxygen. Henry Cavendish discovered how to make inflammable air (H2). When burned, it made water. This was called impossible because water was assumed to be an element. When Lavoisier repeated the Cavendish test on June 24, 1783, he realized it demolished two theories, phlogiston and water as an element, a Kuhnian paradigm shift that finally unlocked his great revolution of chemistry. PMID:26782189

  19. J.J. Thompson and the discovery of the electron

    Davis, E A

    2002-01-01

    This historical survey of the discovery of the electron has been published to coincide with the centenary of the discovery. The text maps the life and achievements of J.J. Thomson, with particular focus on his ideas and experiments leading to the discovery. It describes Thomson''s early years and education. It then considers his career at Cambridge, first as a fellow of Trinity, later as the head of the Cavendish Laboratory and finally as Master of Trinity and national spokesman for science. The core of the book is concerned with the work undertaken at the Cavendish, culminating in the discovery of "corpuscles", later named "electrons".; In the final two chapters, the immediate aftermath and implications of the work are described. These include the creation of the subject of atomic physics as well as the broader long term developments which can be traced from vacuum valves and the transistor through to the microelectronics revolution.

  20. Associação entre sexo e mortalidade em pacientes com sepse: os hormônios sexuais influenciam o desfecho? Gender and mortality in sepsis: do sex hormones impact the outcome?

    Denison de Oliveira Couto

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Análise comparativa da mortalidade em dois subgrupos de pacientes com sepse, diferenciados pela idade e sexo, admitidos na unidade de cuidados intensivos de um hospital de ensino. MÉTODOS: De dezembro de 2005 a abril de 2008, de um total de 628 pacientes admitidos na unidade de cuidados intensivos, 133 tinham o diagnóstico de sepse e foram separados em dois subgrupos com base na idade: subgrupo G1, com idades entre 14 - 40 anos e subgrupo G2, com idade acima de 50 anos. Os pacientes com idades entre 41 e 50 anos (n = 8 foram excluídos. Os subgrupos foram caracterizados quanto aos dados demográficos, indicadores prognósticos (escore APACHE II, disfunção orgânica e choque circulatório e desfecho (mortalidade. RESULTADOS: O subgrupo G1 (n = 44 tinha 27 (61,4% pacientes do sexo feminino e o subgrupo G2 (n = 81 tinha 40 (49,4% pacientes do sexo feminino. A média do escore APACHE II, incidência de disfunção de múltiplos órgãos e progressão para choque circulatório não foram estatisticamente diferente entre pacientes femininos e masculinos em ambos os subgrupos. A taxa de mortalidade geral foi menor em mulheres do que em homens do subgrupo G1 (P = 0,04; no subgrupo G2 foi observada uma tendência inversa. CONCLUSÕES: Em pacientes com sepse, mulheres abaixo dos quarenta anos de idade, portanto em período fértil, tiveram menor mortalidade do que homens; houve uma tendência para menor mortalidade entre homens com mais de 50 anos.OBJECTIVE: Comparative assessment of the mortality rates of two septic patients' ages and/or gender subgroups, admitted to the intensive care unit of a university hospital. METHODS: From December 2005 to April 2008, from a total of 628 patients, 133 were admitted to the intensive care unit with sepsis and included into two age subgroups: (G1 14 - 40 years old and (G2 more than 50 years old. Patients aged between 41 and 50 years old (n = 8 were excluded. Demographic data, prognostic indicators

  1. UCN and gravity: ideas of new experiments

    Some new experiments for the investigation of neutron gravity properties and for the test of the weak equivalence principle are discussed. They are the experiment for the measurement of the free-fall gravity acceleration with the accuracy exceeding the present level on one-two orders of magnitude, the experiment for the observation of quantum effects occurring when the UCNs are trapped in the potential well formed in the Earth gravity field above the Vladimirskii magnetic mirror and Cavendish experiment with neutrons

  2. Agronomic Efficiency of Biosolid as Source of Nitrogen to Banana Plants

    2015-01-01

    Sewage sludge (SS) or biosolid has been studied as source of nutrient for several different plant species. It also contributes to soil fertility recycling organic matter and plant nutrients. This followup work examines a three-year (2001–2004) field experiment designed to evaluate the response of banana plants (Cavendish subgroup) to the application of biosolid as source of nitrogen. The treatments consisted of control (mineral PK, no N), three rates of sludge, and two rates of mineral NPK fe...

  3. Induced resistance to Fusarium wilt of banana by exogenous applications of indoleacetic acid

    Fernández Falcón, Marino; Borges, Andrés A.; Borges-Pérez, Andrés

    2003-01-01

    Fusarium wilt of banana (Panama disease), caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense, is a soliborne systemic disease which occludes host vascular system. We report here two experiments on resistance induction with banana plants (cv. Dwarf Cavendish) carried out in glass greehouse with different indoleacetic acid treatments, which are capable of inducing resistance to Panama disease. The results obtained in these experiments suggest that the exogenous application of indoleacetic acid to banan...

  4. Analysis of the leaf transcriptome of Musa acuminata during interaction with Mycosphaerella musicola: gene assembly, annotation and marker development

    Passos, Marco A. N.; de Cruz, Viviane Oliveira; Emediato, Flavia L; de Teixeira, Cristiane Camargo; Azevedo, Vânia C Rennó; Brasileiro, Ana C. M.; Amorim, Edson P; Ferreira, Claudia F; Martins, Natalia F; Togawa, Roberto C; Pappas, Georgios J; da Silva, Orzenil Bonfim; Miller, Robert NG

    2013-01-01

    Background Although banana (Musa sp.) is an important edible crop, contributing towards poverty alleviation and food security, limited transcriptome datasets are available for use in accelerated molecular-based breeding in this genus. 454 GS-FLX Titanium technology was employed to determine the sequence of gene transcripts in genotypes of Musa acuminata ssp. burmannicoides Calcutta 4 and M. acuminata subgroup Cavendish cv. Grande Naine, contrasting in resistance to the fungal pathogen Mycosph...

  5. Effects of Increasing Levels of Dietary Cooked and Uncooked Banana Meal on Growth Performance and Carcass Parameters of Broiler Chicken

    N.S.B.M Atapattu* and T.S.M.S. Senevirathne

    2013-01-01

    Discarded banana is a valuable feed ingredient for poultry feed formulations. However, due to the presence of resistant starches, inclusion of more than 10% banana meal in poultry rations reduces the growth performance. The objective of this study was to determine whether higher levels of banana meal could be included in broiler diets if raw banana is cooked before being processed into meal. Discarded banana (Cavendish) collected at harvesting was processed into two types of banana meals. ...

  6. On the Possibility to Construct Gravitational Eye

    CHEN Ying-Tian

    2007-01-01

    The possibility of modifying a conventional Cavendish torsion pendulum into a half-armed pendulum oscillator to measure the horizontal gravitational acceleration is discussed. A new kind of gravitational detector, gravieye,as we named, can be made by a proper combination of such oscillators to "see" remote objects and to be used, e.g. to detect the movement of huge mass at a long distance.

  7. Facies y ambientes del grupo Salta (cretácico-paleógeno en Tumbaya, Quebrada de Humahuaca, provincia de Jujuy

    María Cristina Sánchez

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Los depósitos rojos del Grupo Salta (Cretácico-Paleógeno que afloran en la quebrada de Tumbaya, margen derecha de la quebrada de Humahuaca (provincia de Jujuy, se caracterizan por presentar facies distintas a las típicas de otros lugares de la cuenca. Son facies proximales de ambiente general árido a semiárido cuya acumulación avanzó sobre el extremo N-NO del alto constituido por la dorsal Salto-Jujeña. La relación de base y de techo del depósito es de discordancia erosiva con el Grupo Mesón (Cámbrico y angular con acumulaciones cuaternarias de bajada respectivamente. En el afloramiento están representadas las principales unidades del Grupo Salta tanto del synrift como del postrift. El reconocimiento y estudio de las facies permitió identificar y caracterizar de base a techo los Subgrupos Pirgua, Balbuena y Santa Bárbara, y las distintas formaciones de cada subgrupo. En el Subgrupo Pirgua (arenas eólicas no es posible diferenciar sus tres unidades formacionales, por lo tanto se lo menciona como Formación Pirgua. En el Subgrupo Balbuena se reconocen las Formaciones Lecho, que consta de facies fluviales de tipo mantos de crecida, y Yacoraite que muestra condiciones ambientales transicionales, continentales y marino litoral-sublitoral carbonático influenciado por mareas y tormentas. El Subgrupo Santa Bárbara está presente con sus Formaciones Mealla, Maíz Gordo y Lumbrera que representan una sucesión fluvial granodecreciente con desarrollo de paleosuelos múltiples; se reconocen mantos de crecida asociadas a planicies fangosas.

  8. Evaluation of physico-chemical and antioxidant properties in different varieties of banana (musa acuminata), indigenous to pakistan

    The antioxidant capacity, phenolic and flavonoid contents, and physico-chemical analysis on the pulp of three different varieties of Musa acuminata, were studied namely Cavendish basrai, Grand naine and Plantain, collected from Gharo, Adam Khas Kheli Road near Karachi (Pakistan). DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) radical scavenging, reducing power (RPA) and phosphomolybdenum assays were used for determination of their antioxidant capacity. Cavendish basrai characterized the highest antioxidant capacity among three varieties, DPPH (82.46 % inhibition at 0.1 mM conc.), RPA (43.59 mg/100 g) and phosphomolybdenum (38.90 mg/100 g) in methanolic extract and DPPH (67.27 % inhibition at 0.1 mM conc.), RPA (27.03 mg/100 g) and phosphomolybdenum (24.27 mg/100 g) in water extract. The phenolic (83.04 mg/100 g, 19.50 mg/100 g) and flavonoid contents (11.66 mg/100 g, 4.77 mg/100 g) were also high in Cavendish basrai in methanolic and water extracts, respectively showed the direct relation of antioxidant capacity to the phenolic and flavonoid contents, and the DPPH assay revealed more power full assay for determination of antioxidant capacity among these assays. In correlation with antioxidant capacity, Plantain showed comparatively high physico-chemical characteristics revealed high nutritional contents such as total dry matter, total sugar contents, TSS, titratable acidity and % NaCl. (author)

  9. High-density lipoprotein therapy inhibits Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced abdominal aortic aneurysm progression.

    Delbosc, Sandrine; Rouer, Martin; Alsac, Jean-Marc; Louedec, Liliane; Al Shoukr, Faisal; Rouzet, François; Michel, Jean-Baptiste; Meilhac, Olivier

    2016-04-01

    Clinical and experimental studies have highlighted the potential implication of periondontal bacteria contamination in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). In addition to their role in reverse cholesterol transport, high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) display multiple functions, including anti-inflammatory and lipopolysaccharide scavenging properties. Low plasma levels of HDL-cholesterol have been reported in AAA patients. We tested the effect of a HDL therapy in Sprague-Dawley rat model of AAA, obtained by intraluminal elastase infusion followed by repeated injections of Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg). HDLs, isolated by ultracentrifugation of plasma from healthy human volunteers, were co-injected intravenously (10 mg/kg) with Pg (1.107 Colony Forming Unit) one, eight and 15 days after elastase perfusion. Rats were sacrificed one week after the last injection. Our results show that Pg injections promote the formation of a persistent neutrophil-rich thrombus associated with increased aortic diameter in this AAA model. HDLs significantly reduced the increased AAA diameter induced by Pg. Histology showed the onset of a healing process in the Pg/HDL group. HDL injections also reduced neutrophil activation in Pg-injected rats associated with decreased cytokine levels in conditioned media and plasma. Scintigraphic analysis showed an intense uptake of 99mTc-HDL by the AAA suggesting that HDLs could exert their beneficial effect by acting directly on the thrombus components. HDL supplementation may therefore constitute a new therapeutic tool for AAA treatment. PMID:26676721

  10. CFD Modelling of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm on Hemodynamic Loads Using a Realistic Geometry with CT

    Eduardo Soudah

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to find a correlation between the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA geometric parameters, wall stress shear (WSS, abdominal flow patterns, intraluminal thrombus (ILT, and AAA arterial wall rupture using computational fluid dynamics (CFD. Real AAA 3D models were created by three-dimensional (3D reconstruction of in vivo acquired computed tomography (CT images from 5 patients. Based on 3D AAA models, high quality volume meshes were created using an optimal tetrahedral aspect ratio for the whole domain. In order to quantify the WSS and the recirculation inside the AAA, a 3D CFD using finite elements analysis was used. The CFD computation was performed assuming that the arterial wall is rigid and the blood is considered a homogeneous Newtonian fluid with a density of 1050 kg/m3 and a kinematic viscosity of 4×10-3 Pa·s. Parallelization procedures were used in order to increase the performance of the CFD calculations. A relation between AAA geometric parameters (asymmetry index (β, saccular index (γ, deformation diameter ratio (χ, and tortuosity index (ε and hemodynamic loads was observed, and it could be used as a potential predictor of AAA arterial wall rupture and potential ILT formation.

  11. Quantification of aortic distensibility in abdominal aortic aneurysm using ECG-gated multi-detector computed tomography

    To detect distensibility changes that might be an indicator for an increased risk of rupture, cross-sectional area changes of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) have been determined using ECG-gated CT. Distensibility measurements of the aorta were performed in 67 patients with AAA. Time-resolved images were acquired with a four detector-row CT system using a modified CT-angiography protocol. Pulsatility-related cross-sectional area changes were calculated above and at AAA level by semiautomatic segmentation; distensibility values were obtained using additional systemic blood pressure measurements. Values were compared for small Oe 5 cm (n = 23) aneurysms. The aorta could be segmented successfully in all patients. Upstream AAA distensibility D was significantly higher than at AAA level for both groups: means above AAA (at AAA) Dabove = (1.3 ±0.8) .10 -5 Pa -1 (DAAA (0.6 ±0.5) .10 -5 Pa -1) t-test pD<0.0001. Differences of the distensibility between smaller and larger aneurysms were not found to be significant. Distensibility can be measured non-invasively with ECG-gated CT. The reduction of distensibility within aneurysms compared to normal proximal aorta is subtle; the lack of difference between both small and large aneurysms suggests that this reduction occurs early in the aneurysm's development. Hence, reduced distensibility might be a predictive parameter in patients with high risk of aortic disease. (orig.)

  12. CFD Modelling of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm on Hemodynamic Loads Using a Realistic Geometry with CT

    Ng, E. Y. K.; Loong, T. H.; Bordone, Maurizio; Pua, Uei; Narayanan, Sriram

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this study is to find a correlation between the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) geometric parameters, wall stress shear (WSS), abdominal flow patterns, intraluminal thrombus (ILT), and AAA arterial wall rupture using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Real AAA 3D models were created by three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of in vivo acquired computed tomography (CT) images from 5 patients. Based on 3D AAA models, high quality volume meshes were created using an optimal tetrahedral aspect ratio for the whole domain. In order to quantify the WSS and the recirculation inside the AAA, a 3D CFD using finite elements analysis was used. The CFD computation was performed assuming that the arterial wall is rigid and the blood is considered a homogeneous Newtonian fluid with a density of 1050 kg/m3 and a kinematic viscosity of 4 × 10−3 Pa·s. Parallelization procedures were used in order to increase the performance of the CFD calculations. A relation between AAA geometric parameters (asymmetry index (β), saccular index (γ), deformation diameter ratio (χ), and tortuosity index (ε)) and hemodynamic loads was observed, and it could be used as a potential predictor of AAA arterial wall rupture and potential ILT formation. PMID:23864906

  13. PRELIMINARY STUDY ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING OF THE ANCIENT VILLAGE TOURISM IN EXPERIENCE TOURISM FORM-WITH AN EXAMPLE OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT OF AAA SCENIC SPOT QIZUI VILLAGE IN LUJIANG COUNTY OF ANHUI%体验式旅游消费形式下的古村落旅游开发与规划初探---以安徽庐江县齐嘴村3A级风景区旅游开发为例

    邵国良

    2016-01-01

    随着大众的生活水平日益提高,外出旅游从单一浅层次的观光游,逐渐向体验式旅游发展。文章理论结合案例阐述了我国古村落旅游开发面临的两难境地;古村落旅游整体开发及规划设计新策略。最后提出古村落的观光游和体验式旅游相结合的模式,对于大部分历史文化积淀有限的古村落旅游开发是一条很好的出路。%With the rising living standards of the public, tourism is gradually developing from superficial sightseeing to experi-ence tourism. This paper, combining theories with cases, explains the dilemma that the ancient village tourism development in our country is facing and explores new development and planning strategies for ancient village tourism. Finally, a model of sight-seeing combined with experience tourism is put forward, which is a good method to develop the tourism of most ancient villages without a profound history and cultural background.

  14. Vessel asymmetry as an additional diagnostic tool in the assessment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

    Doyle, Barry J

    2009-02-01

    OBJECTIVE: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture is believed to occur when the local mechanical stress exceeds the local mechanical strength of the wall tissue. On the basis of this hypothesis, the knowledge of the stress acting on the wall of an unruptured aneurysm could be useful in determining the risk of rupture. The role of asymmetry has previously been identified in idealized AAA models and is now studied using realistic AAAs in the current work. METHODS: Fifteen patient-specific AAAs were studied to estimate the relationship between wall stress and geometrical parameters. Three-dimensional AAA models were reconstructed from computed tomography scan data. The stress distribution on the AAA wall was evaluated by the finite element method, and peak wall stress was compared with both diameter and centerline asymmetry. A simple method of determining asymmetry was adapted and developed. Statistical analyses were performed to determine potential significance of results. RESULTS: Mean von Mises peak wall stress +\\/- standard deviation was 0.4505 +\\/- 0.14 MPa (range, 0.3157-0.9048 MPa). Posterior wall stress increases with anterior centerline asymmetry. Peak stress increased by 48% and posterior wall stress by 38% when asymmetry was introduced into a realistic AAA model. CONCLUSION: The relationship between posterior wall stress and AAA asymmetry showed that excessive bulging of one surface results in elevated wall stress on the opposite surface. Assessing the degree of bulging and asymmetry that is experienced in an individual AAA may be of benefit to surgeons in the decision-making process and may provide a useful adjunct to diameter as a surgical intervention guide.

  15. Reported high salt intake is associated with increased prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm and larger aortic diameter in older men.

    Jonathan Golledge

    Full Text Available Salt intake has been implicated in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA through studies in rodent models but not previously studied in humans. The aim of this study was to examine the association between reported addition of salt to food and the prevalence of AAA.A risk factor questionnaire which contained a question about salt intake was included as part of a population screening study for AAA in 11742 older men. AAA presence was assessed by abdominal ultrasound imaging using a reproducible protocol.The prevalence of AAA was 6.9, 8.5 and 8.6% in men who reported adding salt to food never, sometimes and always, respectively, p = 0.005. Addition of salt to food sometimes (odds ratio [OR]: 1.22, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.03-1.44 or always (OR: 1.23, 95% CI 1.04-1.47 was independently associated with AAA after adjustment for other risk factors including age, waist-hip ratio, blood pressure, history of hypertension, high cholesterol, angina, diabetes, myocardial infarction and stroke. Salt intake was also independently associated with aortic diameter (beta 0.023, p = 0.012. In men with no prior history of hypertension, high cholesterol, angina, myocardial infarction or stroke (n = 4185, the association between addition of salt to food sometimes (OR: 1.41, 95% CI 0.96-2.08 or always (OR: 1.52, 95% CI 1.04-2.22 and AAA remained evident.Reported salt intake is associated with AAA in older men. Additional studies are needed to determine whether reducing salt intake would protect against AAA.

  16. Various complications of abdominal aortic aneurysm : CT findings

    Lee, Sang Hoon; Byun, Jae Young; Kim, Bum Soo; Kim, Euy Neyung; Yoon, Yeo Dong; Kim, Ki Tae; Lee, Jae Mun; Shinn, Kyung Sub [The Catholic Univ. of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1997-03-01

    To evaluate on abdominal CT the type and incidence of various complications of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Twenty six suspected cases of AAA were confirmed by operation(n=21) and by CT(n=5). The etiology, size, shape and incidence of various complications of AAA were then retrospectively evaluated. In addition, post-operative complications were also evaluated in five cases. The etiology of the aneurysm was atherosclerotic in 18 cases and mycotic in three;it showed the presence of Behcet disease in three cases, of tuberculosis in one, and of Marfan syndrome in one. Among the 18 fusiform AAA, the mean maximum diameter of ruptured AAA(7.5{+-}3cm, n=3) was significantly larger than that of unruptured AAA(4.9{+-}1.6cm, n=15) (p<0.05). The saccular type was much more likely to rupture than the fusiform type(p<0.00001). Out of the eight saccular AAA, seven ruptured ; their mean maximum diameter was 3.9{+-}1.3cm This was significantly smaller than that of ruptured fusiform aneurysm(p<0.05). The most common complication was rupture, and occurred ten of 26 cases(38%). Others included hydronephrosis in three cases, bowel infarction in one, and perianeurysmal retroperitoneal fibrosis in one case. Various post-oper-ative complications developed in five patients; these comprised periprosthetic pseudoaneurysm with hematoma (two cases), bowel ischemia (one), focal renal infarction (one), and secondary aorticoduodenal fistula (one). The most common complication of AAA was rupture, the rate of which was much higher in the saccular type with smaller size than the fusiform type. Other various and uncommon complications were observed. CT was helpful in detecting complications arising from AAA and in planning its treatment.

  17. Various complications of abdominal aortic aneurysm : CT findings

    To evaluate on abdominal CT the type and incidence of various complications of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Twenty six suspected cases of AAA were confirmed by operation(n=21) and by CT(n=5). The etiology, size, shape and incidence of various complications of AAA were then retrospectively evaluated. In addition, post-operative complications were also evaluated in five cases. The etiology of the aneurysm was atherosclerotic in 18 cases and mycotic in three;it showed the presence of Behcet disease in three cases, of tuberculosis in one, and of Marfan syndrome in one. Among the 18 fusiform AAA, the mean maximum diameter of ruptured AAA(7.5±3cm, n=3) was significantly larger than that of unruptured AAA(4.9±1.6cm, n=15) (p<0.05). The saccular type was much more likely to rupture than the fusiform type(p<0.00001). Out of the eight saccular AAA, seven ruptured ; their mean maximum diameter was 3.9±1.3cm This was significantly smaller than that of ruptured fusiform aneurysm(p<0.05). The most common complication was rupture, and occurred ten of 26 cases(38%). Others included hydronephrosis in three cases, bowel infarction in one, and perianeurysmal retroperitoneal fibrosis in one case. Various post-oper-ative complications developed in five patients; these comprised periprosthetic pseudoaneurysm with hematoma (two cases), bowel ischemia (one), focal renal infarction (one), and secondary aorticoduodenal fistula (one). The most common complication of AAA was rupture, the rate of which was much higher in the saccular type with smaller size than the fusiform type. Other various and uncommon complications were observed. CT was helpful in detecting complications arising from AAA and in planning its treatment

  18. When the diameter of the abdominal aorta should be considered as abnormal? A new ultrasonographic index using the wrist circumference as a body build reference

    Purpose: To use US to evaluate the normal values of aortic diameter (AD), stratifying the population by age, gender and body build, as measured using wrist circumference (WC). Materials and methods: Between April 2010 and February 2012, consecutive patients ≥ 30 years of age, without history of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) were prospectively enrolled. They underwent an abdominal ultrasonography for reasons other than aorta evaluation. AD was measured at the infrarenal (AD1), intermediate (AD2), and iliac bifurcation (AD3) levels: a diameter ≥ 3 cm was considered as an aneurysm. The maximal aortic diameter (ADmax) was measured for AAA patients. WC was measured; AD/WC ratio was calculated and presented in percentage: the range of normal values was obtained excluding AAA cases and calculated as mean ± 1.96 × standard deviation. Pearson correlation coefficient was used. Results: We recruited 1200 patients, 15 (1.25%; age range = 64–86 years) had AAA. AD ranges of the other patients were: AD1 = 0.74–1.84 cm, AD2 = 0.78–1.85 cm, and AD3 = 0.68–1.76 cm for females; AD1 = 0.86–2.02 cm, AD2 = 0.91–2.08 cm, and AD3 = 0.84–1.95 cm for males. AD2/WC ratio of non-AAA patients range was 4–15%, with only one outlier at 18%, while ADmax/WC ratio of AAA patients range was 15–35% (p 1, r = 0.318, p 2 and r = 0.280, p 3). Conclusion: The definition of normal AD should consider body build. An AD2/WC ratio of 15% may be regarded as a threshold to differentiate AAA- from non-AAA patients. Patients with AD2/WC values comprised between 12% and 15% may be at risk for AAA

  19. Value of volume measurements in evaluating abdominal aortic aneurysms growth rate and need for surgical treatment

    Kontopodis, Nikolaos, E-mail: kontopodisn@yahoo.gr [Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Crete Medical School, Heraklion (Greece); Metaxa, Eleni, E-mail: emmetaxa@gmail.com [Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Crete (Greece); Papaharilaou, Yannis, E-mail: yannisp@iacm.forth.gr [Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Crete (Greece); Georgakarakos, Efstratios, E-mail: efstratiosgeorg@gmail.com [Vascular Surgery Department, “Demokritus” University of Thrace Medical School, Alexandroupolis (Greece); Tsetis, Dimitris, E-mail: tsetis@med.uoc.gr [Interventional Radiology Unit, Department of Radiology, University of Crete Medical School, Heraklion, Crete (Greece); Ioannou, Christos V., E-mail: ioannou@med.uoc.gr [Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Crete Medical School, Heraklion (Greece)

    2014-07-15

    Purpose: To examine whether indices other than the traditionally used abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) maximum diameter, such as AAA volume, intraluminal thrombus (ILT) thickness and ILT volume, may be superior to evaluate aneurismal enlargement. Materials and methods: Thirty-four small AAAs (initially presenting a maximum diameter <5.5 cm which is the threshold for surgical repair) with an initial and a follow-up CT were examined. Median increase and percentile annual change of these variables was calculated. Correlation between growth rates as determined by the new indices under evaluation and those of maximum diameter were assessed. AAAs were divided according to outcome (surveillance vs. elective repair after follow-up which is based on the maximum diameter criterion) and according to growth rate (high vs. low) based on four indices. Contingency between groups of high/low growth rate regarding each of the four indices on one hand and those regarding need for surgical repair on the other was assessed. Results: A strong correlation between growth rates of maximum diameter and those of AAA and ILT volumes could be established. Evaluation of contingency between groups of outcome and those of growth rate revealed significant associations only for AAA and ILT volumes. Subsequently AAAs with a rapid volumetric increase over time had a likelihood ratio of 10 to be operated compared to those with a slower enlargement. Regarding increase of maximum diameter, likelihood ratio between AAAs with rapid and those with slow expansion was only 3. Conclusion: Growth rate of aneurysms regarding 3Dimensional indices of AAA and ILT volumes is significantly associated with the need for surgical intervention while the same does not hold for growth rates determined by 2Dimensional indices of maximum diameter and ILT thickness.

  20. Value of volume measurements in evaluating abdominal aortic aneurysms growth rate and need for surgical treatment

    Purpose: To examine whether indices other than the traditionally used abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) maximum diameter, such as AAA volume, intraluminal thrombus (ILT) thickness and ILT volume, may be superior to evaluate aneurismal enlargement. Materials and methods: Thirty-four small AAAs (initially presenting a maximum diameter <5.5 cm which is the threshold for surgical repair) with an initial and a follow-up CT were examined. Median increase and percentile annual change of these variables was calculated. Correlation between growth rates as determined by the new indices under evaluation and those of maximum diameter were assessed. AAAs were divided according to outcome (surveillance vs. elective repair after follow-up which is based on the maximum diameter criterion) and according to growth rate (high vs. low) based on four indices. Contingency between groups of high/low growth rate regarding each of the four indices on one hand and those regarding need for surgical repair on the other was assessed. Results: A strong correlation between growth rates of maximum diameter and those of AAA and ILT volumes could be established. Evaluation of contingency between groups of outcome and those of growth rate revealed significant associations only for AAA and ILT volumes. Subsequently AAAs with a rapid volumetric increase over time had a likelihood ratio of 10 to be operated compared to those with a slower enlargement. Regarding increase of maximum diameter, likelihood ratio between AAAs with rapid and those with slow expansion was only 3. Conclusion: Growth rate of aneurysms regarding 3Dimensional indices of AAA and ILT volumes is significantly associated with the need for surgical intervention while the same does not hold for growth rates determined by 2Dimensional indices of maximum diameter and ILT thickness

  1. The Murine Angiotensin II-Induced Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Model: Rupture Risk and Inflammatory Progression Patterns

    TimothySt. Amand

    2010-01-01

    An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an enlargement of the greatest artery in the body defined as an increase in diameter of 1.5-fold. AAAs are common in the elderly population and thousands die each year from their complications. The most commonly used mouse model to study the pathogenesis of AAA is the angiotensin II (Ang II) infusion method delivered via osmotic mini-pump for 28 days. Here, we studied the site-specificity and onset of aortic rupture, characterized three-dimensional (3D) i...

  2. Hvad koster en indlaeggelse til operation for et abdominalt aortaaneurisme på et dansk sygehus?

    Vammen, S; Juul, Svend; Henneberg, E W; Fasting, H; Lindholt, J S

    2001-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to estimate the direct cost of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair and to validate it against the national Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) costs. MATERIAL: Over a three-year period, between January 1996 and December 1998, a total of 100 men were selected...... at random from a series of 197 patients treated with open surgery for (AAA) at the Department of Vascular Surgery, Viborg Hospital. RESULTS: The total cost of an AAA operation without complications was estimated to be 70,000 DKK, compared to the DRG price of 79,000 DKK. Complications were...

  3. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-ETEL-01-0940 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-ETEL-01-0940 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  4. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-HSAP-04-0027 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-HSAP-04-0027 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  5. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OLAT-18-0070 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-OLAT-18-0070 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  6. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TNIG-20-0000 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-TNIG-20-0000 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  7. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-FRUB-02-0257 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-FRUB-02-0257 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  8. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CPOR-01-1990 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-CPOR-01-1990 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  9. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CBRE-01-0701 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-CBRE-01-0701 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  10. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TGUT-06-0015 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-TGUT-06-0015 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  11. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-ACAR-01-0438 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-ACAR-01-0438 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  12. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CBRE-01-1053 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-CBRE-01-1053 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  13. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-XTRO-01-2768 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-XTRO-01-2768 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  14. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PTRO-05-0018 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-PTRO-05-0018 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  15. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DRER-07-0072 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-DRER-07-0072 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  16. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-MMUS-05-0020 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-MMUS-05-0020 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  17. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-BTAU-01-2281 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-BTAU-01-2281 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  18. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PABE-05-0014 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-PABE-05-0014 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  19. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-ETEL-01-0465 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-ETEL-01-0465 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  20. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-DRER-01-0042 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-DRER-01-0042 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  1. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-RMAC-05-0007 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-RMAC-05-0007 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  2. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CJAC-01-1653 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-CJAC-01-1653 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  3. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-GGAL-04-0036 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-GGAL-04-0036 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  4. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-GACU-16-0038 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-GACU-16-0038 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  5. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-LAFR-01-0624 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-LAFR-01-0624 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  6. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CINT-01-0111 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-CINT-01-0111 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  7. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CBRE-01-1028 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-CBRE-01-1028 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  8. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-ETEL-01-1373 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-ETEL-01-1373 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  9. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-OCUN-01-1620 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-OCUN-01-1620 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  10. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-FCAT-01-1015 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-FCAT-01-1015 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  11. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CINT-01-0193 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-CINT-01-0193 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  12. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CFAM-03-0027 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-CFAM-03-0027 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  13. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-GACU-07-0011 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-GACU-07-0011 ref|NP_000721.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] sp|P32238|CCKAR_HUMAN Chole...cystokinin type A receptor (CCK-A receptor) (CCK-AR) (Cholecystokinin-1 receptor) (CCK1-R) gb|AAA35659.1| chole...cystokinin A receptor gb|AAA02819.1| cholecystokinin A receptor gb|AAA91123.1| chole...cystokinin type A receptor dbj|BAA90879.1| cholecystokinin type-A receptor [Homo ...sapiens] gb|AAP84362.1| cholecystokinin A receptor [Homo sapiens] gb|AAH74987.1| Cholecystokinin A receptor

  14. The Third P-loop Domain in Cytoplasmic Dynein Heavy Chain Is Essential for Dynein Motor Function and ATP-sensitive Microtubule Binding

    Silvanovich, Andre; Li, Min-gang; Serr, Madeline; Mische, Sarah; Hays, Thomas S.

    2003-01-01

    Sequence comparisons and structural analyses show that the dynein heavy chain motor subunit is related to the AAA family of chaperone-like ATPases. The core structure of the dynein motor unit derives from the assembly of six AAA domains into a hexameric ring. In dynein, the first four AAA domains contain consensus nucleotide triphosphate-binding motifs, or P-loops. The recent structural models of dynein heavy chain have fostered the hypothesis that the energy derived from hydrolysis at P-loop...

  15. Integrated conception of hardware/software mixed systems used in nuclear instrumentation

    Hardware/software codesign carries out the design of systems composed by a hardware portion, with specific components, and a software portion, with microprocessor based architecture. This paper describes the Algorithm Architecture Adequation (AAA) design methodology - originally oriented to programmable multicomponent architectures, its extension to reconfigurable circuits and its application to design and development of nuclear instrumentation systems composed by programmable and configurable circuits. AAA methodology uses an unified model to describe algorithm, architecture and implementation, based on graph theory. The great advantage of AAA methodology is the utilization of a same model from the specification to the implementation of hardware/software systems, reducing the complexity and design time. (author)

  16. Bacterial translocation in rats nonfunctioning diverted distal colon Translocação bacteriana no coto colônico distal desfuncionalizado de ratos

    Francisco Edilson Leite Pinto Júnior

    2007-06-01

    colite de derivação fecal, seriam capazes de permitir Translocação Bacteriana (TB, ou se a mucosa intestinal atrofiada permitiria a passagem de bactérias para órgãos à distância. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 62 ratos Wistar, machos, pesando entre 220 e 320 gramas, divididos em dois grupos: A (Colostomia e B (Controle, contendo cada um 31 animais. No grupo A, os animais foram submetidos à colostomia, terminal boca única, em cólon ascendente. A partir do 70º dia de observação os seguintes procedimentos foram adotados: em cinco ratos foi injetado por via retal no segmento desfuncionalizado - 2ml de uma solução salina 0,9% nos animais (subgrupo A1; em oito inoculou-se, por via retal, uma solução de 2ml contendo Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 (American Type Culture Collection, na concentração de 10(8 Unidades Formadoras de Colônias por mililitros (UFC/ml - Subgrupo A2; em dez animais inoculava-se a mesma solução de E. coli, na concentração de 10(11UFC/ml (Subgrupo A3; e em oito colhia-se o muco do segmento colônico distal desfuncionalizado, para dosagens de açúcares neutros e proteínas totais (subgrupo A4. Os animais do grupo B foram submetidos aos mesmos procedimentos do grupo A, e não foram submetidos à colostomia. Nos animais dos subgrupos A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, e B3, após serem mortos, realizou-se punção cardíaca para coleta de 2ml de sangue e retiraram-se fragmentos de tecidos de linfonodo do mesocólon, fígado, baço, pulmão e rim, para análise microbiológica. Essa análise consistia em evidenciar a presença de UFC de Escherichia coli ATCC 25922. Os testes de Mann-Whitney e Anova foram aplicados como técnicas investigativas para associação das variáveis. RESULTADOS: A ocorrência de TB, só foi evidenciada nos animais em que a concentração inoculada de Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, atingia níveis de 10(11UFC/ml, ou seja, nos Subgrupos A3 e B3, no entanto, sendo significantemente superior (80% nos animais sem colostomia (subgrupo B3

  17. HIV/AIDS Basics

    ... Providers Prevention Resources Newsletter Get Tested Find an HIV testing site near you. Enter ZIP code or ... AIDS Get Email Updates on AAA Anonymous Feedback HIV/AIDS Media Infographics Syndicated Content Podcasts Slide Sets ...

  18. Reproducibility of ECG-gated Ultrasound Diameter Assessment of Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    Bredahl, K; Eldrup, N; Meyer, C;

    2013-01-01

    No standardised ultrasound procedure to obtain reliable growth estimates for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is currently available. We investigated the feasibility and reproducibility of a novel approach controlling for a combination of vessel wall delineation and cardiac cycle variation....

  19. Management of endovascular exclusion for abdominal aortic aneurysm with neck bigger than sixty degrees

    Objective: To study the possibility and the feasibility of endovascular exclusion (EVE) in treating abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and expanding its application extent. Methods: Perform a modified technical procedure for AAA with neck bigger than sixty degree through bundle up or put in Cuff manoeuvre and follow by EVE. Results: AAA with neck bigger than sixty degree are completely excluded after the procedure revealing under color duplex scan, CTA, MRA with confirmations of the stent stability torsionlessness and no endo-leak. Conclusions: It is a safe, feasible method for EVE to treat AAA with neck bigger than sixty degree. Its characteristic mini-trauma is specially suitable for the old and weak patients

  20. Ishwar Puri elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Crumbley, Liz

    2005-01-01

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded the distinction of Fellow to Ishwar Puri, head of the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.

  1. Jianghan Petroleum Administration Grows Fast in Economy

    Wen Guanghui

    1995-01-01

    @@ Jianghan Petroleum Administration (JHP) is a large,comprehensive enterprise of China National Petroleum Corporation and was classified as "AAA" enterprise in credit rating evaluation by the Industry and Commerce Bank of China.

  2. 75 FR 70674 - Ocean Transportation Intermediary License; Revocation

    2010-11-18

    ... valid bonds. License Number: 020760F. Name: AAA Cuban Transportation Cargo & Logistics, Inc. Address... Ocean Transportation Intermediary License; Revocation The Federal Maritime Commission hereby gives notice that the following Ocean Transportation Intermediary licenses have been revoked pursuant...

  3. Mural thrombus and the progression of abdominal aortic aneurysms: a large population-based prospective cohort study

    Behr-Rasmussen, Carsten; Grøndal, Nikolaj Fibiger; Thomsen, Marie Dahl; Bramsen, Morten; Lindholt, Jes Sanddal

    2014-01-01

    area inside the media border (OA). The relative thrombus area was then calculated as ((OA-IA)/OU) × 100%. Four hundred and sixteen of the patients with AAA were eligible for analysis. RESULTS: The mean size of the AAA was 40.6 mm, and the mean observation time was 1.78 years. In the group with AAAs...... measuring 30-34 mm, 42% had ILT, with a mean relative size of 12% of the outer area. In the group with AAAs measuring >64 mm, the presence of ILT increased to 100%, with a mean relative size of 70% of the outer area. Univariate analysis showed relative ILT size, aortic diameter, smoking history, and...

  4. National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

    National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Search Member Login Forgot Password? Menu ABOUT n4a Mission, Vision & Work AAAs & Title VI Aging Programs Membership Board of Directors Staff Contact ...

  5. Comparação entre o pencil beam convolution algorithm e o analytical anisotropic algorithm em tumores de mama

    Sá, Ana Cravo; Coelho, Carina Marques; Monsanto, Fátima

    2014-01-01

    Objectivo do estudo: comparar o desempenho dos algoritmos Pencil Beam Convolution (PBC) e do Analytical Anisotropic Algorithm (AAA) no planeamento do tratamento de tumores de mama com radioterapia conformacional a 3D.

  6. HAS-1 genetic polymorphism in sporadic abdominal aortic aneurysm

    Alberto Balbarini

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The hyaluronan synthase 1 (HAS-1 gene encodes a plasma membrane protein that synthesizes hyaluronan (HA, an extracellular matrix molecule. Accumulating evidence emphasizes the relevance of HA metabolism in an increasing number of processes of clinical interest, including abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA. The existence of aberrant splicing variants of the HAS-1 gene could partly explain the altered extracellular matrix architecture and influence various biological functions, resulting in progressive arterial wall failure in the development of AAA. In the present study, we assessed the hypothesis that HAS-1 genetic 833A/G polymorphism could be associated with the risk of AAA by performing a case-control association study, involving AAA patients and healthy matched donors.

  7. Abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Lindholt, Jes Sanddal

    2010-01-01

    surgery of symptomfree AAA. In order to fulfil all WHO, European, and Danish criteria for screening, a randomised hospitalbased screening trial of 12,639 65-73 year old men in Viborg County (Denmark) was initiated in 1994. It seemed that US screening is a valid, suitable and acceptable method of screening....... The acceptance rate was 77%, and 95% accept control scans. Furthermore, persons at the highest risk of having an AAA attend screening more frequently. We found that 97% of the interval cases developed from aortas that initially measured 2.5-2.9 cm - i.e. approx. only 5% attenders need re-screening at......, which could inhibit further AAA progression. All 4 existing RCTs point in the same direction, viz. in favour of screening of men aged 65 and above. We found that screening significantly reduced AAA-related mortality by 67% within the first five years (NNT = 352). Restriction of screening to men with...

  8. Dicty_cDB: VFE792 [Dicty_cDB

    Full Text Available AAA sequence update 2001. 6. 9 Translated Amino Acid sequence ifskill***VTSNNIKNNNKLFEKMASNKQKLAVSILNFLKVSMK...DMASLLNNPDLLKMFGNLGKK* k*y*****kkn*k* Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame A: ifskill***VTSNNIK

  9. ClEST cluster :Cl_singleton2379 [ClEST

    Full Text Available Cl_singleton2379 tubulin polymerization ... promoting protein Cimex lectularius nuclear gene 406 AAA ... TTGCGGATTACAACAAATTCCTCGAGGATCTG mb25089 1 tubulin polymerization ... promoting protein [Triatoma matogrossensis] ADN299 ...

  10. 2013 Traffic Safety Culture Index

    ... endorse products or manufacturers. ©2014, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Introduction In the quarter century from 1988 through 2012, the lives of 1,018,581 men, women, and children have ended violently as the result ...

  11. A prospective clinical, economic, and quality-of-life analysis comparing endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), open repair, and best medical treatment in high-risk patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms suitable for EVAR: the Irish patient trial.

    Hynes, Niamh

    2007-12-01

    To report the results of a trial comparing endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) to open repair (OR) and best medical therapy (BMT) involving high-risk patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) suitable for EVAR.

  12. Abdominal aortic aneurysm is associated with a variant in low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1

    Bown, Matthew J; Jones, Gregory T; Harrison, Seamus C;

    2011-01-01

    additional cases and 32,687 controls and performed further follow-up in 1491 AAA and 11,060 controls. In the discovery study, nine loci demonstrated association with AAA (p <1 × 10(-5)). In the replication sample, the lead SNP at one of these loci, rs1466535, located within intron 1 of low......-density-lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1) demonstrated significant association (p = 0.0042). We confirmed the association of rs1466535 and AAA in our follow-up study (p = 0.035). In a combined analysis (6228 AAA and 49182 controls), rs1466535 had a consistent effect size and direction in all sample sets (combined...

  13. From tissue iron retention to low systemic haemoglobin levels, new pathophysiological biomarkers of human abdominal aortic aneurysm

    Martinez-Pinna, Roxanna; Lindholt, Jes Sanddal; Madrigal-Matute, Julio;

    2014-01-01

    cell (RBC)-borne iron retention and transferrin, transferrin receptor and ferritin expression was observed in AAA tissue compared to control aorta (immunohistochemistry and western blot). In contrast, decreased circulating iron, transferrin, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and...

  14. Disease: H00257 [KEGG MEDICUS

    Full Text Available AM, Al-Saleh Q Allgrove syndrome with features of familial dysautonomia: a novel mutation in the AAAS gene. ... Triple-A syndrome with prominent ophthalmic features and a novel mutation in the

  15. Surveillance intervals for small abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Bown, Matthew J; Sweeting, Michael J; Brown, Louise C;

    2013-01-01

    Small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs [3.0 cm-5.4 cm in diameter]) are monitored by ultrasound surveillance. The intervals between surveillance scans should be chosen to detect an expanding aneurysm prior to rupture....

  16. A primary aorto-duodenal fistula associated with an inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm: a case report.

    Honjo,Osami

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available

    Primary aorto-enteric fistula (PAEFis a serious complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm(AAA. We report a patient with PAEF associated with inflammatory AAA who underwent emergent surgery. A 52-year-old male presented with recurrent hematemesis. A computer tomography scan showed a sealed rupture of the AAA adjacent to the duodenum. At surgery, a coin-sized PAEF was noted. The aorta was replaced with a Dacron graft in situ . Histological examination revealed the characteristics of an inflammatory AAA. The postoperative course was uneventful, and there has been no evidence of infection during a follow-up period of 3 years. We discuss the etiologic and surgical considerations regarding this unusual entity.

  17. The use of intravascular ultrasound as control procedure for the deployment of endovascular stented grafts

    Vogt, K C; Brunkwall, J; Malina, M; Ivancev, K; Lindblad, B; Risberg, B; Schroeder, T V

    1997-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess whether intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), used systematically in a series of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), is a feasible control procedure to ensure correct transfemoral placement of endovascular stent grafts (TPEG). DESIGN: Descriptive study. MATERIALS AND M...

  18. A knowledge-based design framework for airplane conceptual and preliminary design

    Anemaat, Wilhelmus A. J.

    The goal of work described herein is to develop the second generation of Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA) into an object-oriented structure which can be used in different environments. One such environment is the third generation of AAA with its own user interface, the other environment with the same AAA methods (i.e. the knowledge) is the AAA-AML program. AAA-AML automates the initial airplane design process using current AAA methods in combination with AMRaven methodologies for dependency tracking and knowledge management, using the TechnoSoft Adaptive Modeling Language (AML). This will lead to the following benefits: (1) Reduced design time: computer aided design methods can reduce design and development time and replace tedious hand calculations. (2) Better product through improved design: more alternative designs can be evaluated in the same time span, which can lead to improved quality. (3) Reduced design cost: due to less training and less calculation errors substantial savings in design time and related cost can be obtained. (4) Improved Efficiency: the design engineer can avoid technically correct but irrelevant calculations on incomplete or out of sync information, particularly if the process enables robust geometry earlier. Although numerous advancements in knowledge based design have been developed for detailed design, currently no such integrated knowledge based conceptual and preliminary airplane design system exists. The third generation AAA methods are tested over a ten year period on many different airplane designs. Using AAA methods will demonstrate significant time savings. The AAA-AML system will be exercised and tested using 27 existing airplanes ranging from single engine propeller, business jets, airliners, UAV's to fighters. Data for the varied sizing methods will be compared with AAA results, to validate these methods. One new design, a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), will be developed as an exercise to use the tool for designing a new airplane

  19. Experimental validation of deterministic Acuros XB algorithm for IMRT and VMAT dose calculations with the Radiological Physics Center's head and neck phantom

    Han Tao; Mourtada, Firas; Kisling, Kelly; Mikell, Justin; Followill, David; Howell, Rebecca [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States) and Department of Radiation Oncology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware 19713 (United States); Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)

    2012-04-15

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to verify the dosimetric performance of Acuros XB (AXB), a grid-based Boltzmann solver, in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Methods: The Radiological Physics Center (RPC) head and neck (H and N) phantom was used for all calculations and measurements in this study. Clinically equivalent IMRT and VMAT plans were created on the RPC H and N phantom in the Eclipse treatment planning system (version 10.0) by using RPC dose prescription specifications. The dose distributions were calculated with two different algorithms, AXB 11.0.03 and anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA) 10.0.24. Two dose report modes of AXB were recorded: dose-to-medium in medium (D{sub m,m}) and dose-to-water in medium (D{sub w,m}). Each treatment plan was delivered to the RPC phantom three times for reproducibility by using a Varian Clinac iX linear accelerator. Absolute point dose and planar dose were measured with thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) and GafChromic registered EBT2 film, respectively. Profile comparison and 2D gamma analysis were used to quantify the agreement between the film measurements and the calculated dose distributions from both AXB and AAA. The computation times for AAA and AXB were also evaluated. Results: Good agreement was observed between measured doses and those calculated with AAA or AXB. Both AAA and AXB calculated doses within 5% of TLD measurements in both the IMRT and VMAT plans. Results of AXB{sub Dm,m} (0.1% to 3.6%) were slightly better than AAA (0.2% to 4.6%) or AXB{sub Dw,m} (0.3% to 5.1%). The gamma analysis for both AAA and AXB met the RPC 7%/4 mm criteria (over 90% passed), whereas AXB{sub Dm,m} met 5%/3 mm criteria in most cases. AAA was 2 to 3 times faster than AXB for IMRT, whereas AXB was 4-6 times faster than AAA for VMAT. Conclusions: AXB was found to be satisfactorily accurate when compared to measurements in the RPC H and N phantom. Compared with AAA

  20. Cysteine protease cathepsins and matrix metalloproteinases in the development of abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Qin, Yanwen; Cao, Xu; Yang, Yaoguo; Shi, Guo-Ping

    2013-01-01

    Both cysteine protease cathepsins and matrix metalloproteinases are implicated in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in humans and animals. Blood and aortic tissues from humans or animals with AAAs contain much higher levels of these proteases, and often lower levels of their endogenous inhibitors, than do blood and aortic tissues from healthy subjects. Protease- and protease inhibitor-deficient mice and synthetic protease inhibitors have affirmed that cysteinyl cathepsins ...

  1. Impact of poroelasticity of intraluminal thrombus on wall stress of abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Polzer Stanislav; Gasser T; Markert Bernd; Bursa Jiri; Skacel Pavel

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background The predictions of stress fields in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) depend on constitutive descriptions of the aneurysm wall and the Intra-luminal Thrombus (ILT). ILT is a porous diluted structure (biphasic solid–fluid material) and its impact on AAA biomechanics is controversially discussed in the literature. Specifically, pressure measurements showed that the ILT cannot protect the wall from the arterial pressure, while other (numerical and experimental) studies showed t...

  2. PCA-induced respiratory depression simulating stroke following endoluminal repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: a case report

    Ahmad Javed; Riley Richard; Sieunarine Kishore

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Aim To report a case of severe respiratory depression with PCA fentanyl use simulating stroke in a patient who underwent routine elective endoluminal graft repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) Case presentation A 78-year-old obese lady underwent routine endoluminal graft repair for AAA that was progressively increasing in size. Following an uneventful operation postoperative analgesia was managed with a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) device with fentanyl. On the morning fol...

  3. EST data: 10 [RED

    Full Text Available CB0034 AU067845 DPlate 001 B02 5' GGC AGG AAA CAG GCA TCA TC 3' 5' ATA AAA GCG GTT TAC CCT CG 3' ... nt. position (2/7); similar to PIR:S44960 percent identity :40.645 in 320aa; PIR:S69807 percent identity :41.10 ... 0 in 319aa; owl:MTY13D1217 percent identity :39.171 in 224aa. &H71145(H71145) ...

  4. Gene : CBRC-RNOR-05-0198 [SEVENS

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  5. Quantitative analysis of vascular calcification

    Joh, Jin Hyun; Kim, Dong Ik

    2013-01-01

    Vascular calcification is a prominent feature of atherosclerosis. The mineral composition and quantity within calcified arterial plaques remains unelucidated; therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the mineral composition of such plaques. Calcified arterial plaques were obtained from patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and carotid artery stenoses. Calcified aneurysmal plaques were obtained during the routine open repair of AAAs, while calcified carotid plaques were collec...

  6. CD16+ Monocyte Subsets Are Increased in Large Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Are Differentially Related with Circulating and Cell-Associated Biochemical and Inflammatory Biomarkers

    Giorgio Ghigliotti; Chiara Barisione; Silvano Garibaldi; Claudio Brunelli; Daniela Palmieri; Giovanni Spinella; Bianca Pane; Paolo Spallarossa; Paola Altieri; Patrizia Fabbi; Gianmario Sambuceti; Domenico Palombo

    2013-01-01

    Proinflammatory components are present in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Circulating monocytes display heterogeneity, and three subsets have been identified, based on the differential expression for CD14 and CD16 receptors: CD14+CD16-, classical, CD14+CD16+, intermediate and CD14dim CD16+, non-classical monocytes. Increased proinflammatory CD16+ monocytes with high expression of CD143 are present in CKD patients. D-dimer is increased in AAA patients, and might contribute to the pro-inflamma...

  7. Growth of Screen-Detected Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Men: A Bayesian Analysis

    Sherer, E A; Bies, R R; Clancy, P; Norman, P. E.; Golledge, J

    2012-01-01

    There is considerable interindividual variability in the growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), but an individual's growth observations, risk factors, and biomarkers could potentially be used to tailor surveillance. To assess the potential for tailoring surveillance, this study determined the accuracy of individualized predictions of AAA size at the next surveillance observation. A hierarchical Bayesian model was fitted to a total of 1,732 serial ultrasound measurements from 299 men in ...

  8. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CREM-01-1341 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-CREM-01-1341 ref|NP_438063.1| C4 -dicarboxylate transport protein [Sinorhizobium meliloti 10 ... 21] sp|P20672|DCTA_RHIME C4 -dicarboxylate transport protein gb|AAA26253.1| C4 - ... zobium meliloti] gb|AAA26248.1| dctA protein emb|CAC4 9923.1| C4 -dicarboxylate transport protein [Sinorhi ...

  9. Tissue Responses to Endovascular Stent Grafts for Saccular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in a Canine Model

    Kim, Hyun Beom; Choi, Young Ho; So, Young Ho; Min, Seung-Kee; Kim, Hyo-Cheol; Kim, Young Il; Park, Jae Hyung; Chung, Jin Wook

    2012-01-01

    We investigated tissue responses to endoskeleton stent grafts for saccular abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in canines. Saccular AAAs were made with Dacron patch in 8 dogs, and were excluded by endoskeleton stent grafts composed of nitinol stent and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft. Animals were sacrificed at 2 months (Group 1; n = 3) or 6 months (Group 2; n = 5) after the placement, respectively. The aortas embedding stent grafts were excised en bloc for gross inspection and sliced at...

  10. Doxycycline inhibition of proteases and inflammation in abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Khawaja, Hazem Al-

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this thesis is to evaluate the effect of doxycycline on the proteolytic and inflammatory processes in abdominal aneurysms. This data is essential for the development of pharmaceutical strategies for the stabilization of an AAA. Such an approach could reduce the need for elective surgery and endovascular repair. It has repeatedly been shown that AAA progression and rupture is related to the failure of collagen in the aortic wall. Yet the exact mechanism underlying this failure remai...

  11. Enhanced Recovery after Elective Open Surgical Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Complementary Overview through a Pooled Analysis of Proportions from Case Series Studies

    Gurgel, Sanderland J. T.; Regina El Dib; Paulo do Nascimento

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs in elective open surgical repair (OSR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). BACKGROUND: Open surgical repair of AAA is associated with high morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospital stay and high costs. ERAS programs contribute to the optimization of treatment by reducing hospital stay and improving clinical outcomes. METHODS: A review of PubMed, EMBASE and LILACS databases was conducted. As on...

  12. Clinical implications of the anisotropic analytical algorithm for IMRT treatment planning and verification

    Bragg, C.M.; Wingate, K.; Conway, J.

    2008-01-01

    PURPOSE: To determine the implications of the use of the Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm(AAA) for the production and dosimetric verification of IMRT plans for treatments of the prostate, parotid, nasopharynx and lung. METHODS: 72 IMRT treatment plans produced using the Pencil Beam Convolution (PBC)algorithm were recalculated using the AAA and the dose distributions compared. 24 of the plans were delivered to inhomogeneous phantoms and verification measurements made using a ...

  13. Gene Expression Study in Positron Emission Tomography–Positive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Identifies CCL18 as a Potential Biomarker for Rupture Risk

    Courtois, Audrey; Nusgens-Richelle, Betty; Hustinx, Roland; Namur, Gauthier; Gomez, Pierre; Kuivaniemi, Helena; Defraigne, Jean-Olivier; Colige, Alain; Sakalihasan, Natzi

    2015-01-01

    Rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a cause of significant mortality and morbidity in ageing populations. Uptake of 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) detected by positron emission tomography (PET) is observed in the wall of 12% of AAA (A+), most of them being symptomatic. We previously showed that the metabolically active areas displayed adventitial inflammation, medial degeneration and molecular alterations prefacing wall rupture. The aim of this study was to identify new factors predict...

  14. Effect of at-home bleaching with different thickeners and aging on physical properties of a nanocomposite

    Gouveia, Thayla Hellen Nunes; Públio, Juliana do Carmo; Ambrosano, Glaucia Maria Bovi; Paulillo, Luís Alexandre Maffei Sartini; Aguiar, Flávio Henrique Baggio; Lima, Débora Alves Nunes Leite

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the influence of 16% carbamide peroxide (CP) containing different thickeners on the physical characteristics of a nanocomposite resin submitted or not to accelerated artificial aging (AAA). Materials and Methods: One hundred samples were randomly distributed into two groups (n = 50) according to AAA. Each group was divided into 5 subgroups (n = 10) depending on the bleaching/thickener treatment: CP + carbopol, CP + natrosol, carbopol, natrosol, and no treatment (control...

  15. Využití zvířat při zooterapii

    Verzichová, Lenka

    2013-01-01

    Animal-assisted therapy utilizes positive impact of animals on mental, physical or social health of humans. We can divide therapy according to various viewpoints. Animal-assisted activities – AAA and animal assisted-therapy – AAT are methods applied most frequently. AAA are mostly used for motivation, education or relaxation. They are based on petting, various games and exercises with animals. In generall AAT is used for treatment. Horse-assisted therapy, positioning with dogs or swimming wit...

  16. Science, Society and Policy

    White, K. S.; Teich, A. H.

    2010-12-01

    Apart from the journals they produce, scientific societies play an important role in communicating scientific findings and norms to the broader society. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) includes among its goals to promote and defend the integrity of science and its use; provide a voice for science on societal issues; promote the responsible use of science in public policy; and increase public engagement with science and technology. AAAS websites and programs, including Communicating Science (www.aaas.org/communicatingscience), Working with Congress (http://www.aaas.org/spp/cstc/wwc/book.htm) and ScienceCareers.org (http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org), provide tools for scientists to become more directly engaged in effectively communicating their findings and involved in the policy process. Education programs work to build the next generation of scientists and a science-literate public. To bridge the current communication gap between scientists, the public and policymakers, AAAS, like other scientific societies, maintains policy and outreach programs with limited budgets and staff. AAAS works to engage policymakers and provide scientific underpinning to key issues through congressional briefings, meetings, policy briefs, and media outreach. AAAS responds to challenges to accepted scientific findings and processes through op-eds, letters to government officials, resolutions, and Board statements. Some of these initiatives occur on a local level in partnership with local civic leaders, whose endorsement makes them more powerful. On a national scale, they assure that the voice of science is included in the debate. The changing media landscape presents opportunities and challenges for future AAAS endeavors.

  17. YME1L controls the accumulation of respiratory chain subunits and is required for apoptotic resistance, cristae morphogenesis, and cell proliferation

    Stiburek, Lukas; Cesnekova, Jana; Kostkova, Olga; Fornuskova, Daniela; Vinsova, Kamila; Wenchich, Laszlo; Houstek, Josef; Zeman, Jiri

    2012-01-01

    Mitochondrial ATPases associated with diverse cellular activities (AAA) proteases are involved in the quality control and processing of inner-membrane proteins. Here we investigate the cellular activities of YME1L, the human orthologue of the Yme1 subunit of the yeast i‑AAA complex, using stable short hairpin RNA knockdown and expression experiments. Human YME1L is shown to be an integral membrane protein that exposes its carboxy-terminus to the intermembrane space and exists in several compl...

  18. Procedural representation of marginalized groups: playing disabled, playing queer

    Visser, Miranda L

    2014-01-01

    In AAA games, minority representation is still scarce and often misrepresentative, but the indie games scene has many examples of inclusion of marginalized groups and minority experiences. How can videogame mechanics be used to better represent the experiences of marginalized groups in AAA videogames? This thesis uses the concepts of procedural representation and character identification to examine rule based play of people with disabilities and people who are transgender in player characters...

  19. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-CPOR-01-1196 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-CPOR-01-1196 ref|NP_064458.1| parathyroid hormone receptor 1 [Rattus norvegicu...s] sp|P25961|PTHR1_RAT Parathyroid hormone/parathyroid hormone-related peptide receptor precursor (PTH/PTHr ...receptor) (PTH/PTHrP type I receptor) gb|AAA41811.1| parathyroid hormone receptor gb|AAA68098.1| parathyroid hormone/parathyroid... hormone related-peptide receptor gb|EDL77062.1| parathyroid

  20. Contemporary Applications of Ultrasound in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Management

    Scaife, Mark; Giannakopoulos, Triantafillos; Al-Khoury, Georges E.; Chaer, Rabih A.; Avgerinos, Efthymios D.

    2016-01-01

    Ultrasound (US) is a well-established screening tool for detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and is currently recommended not only for those with a relevant family history but also for all men and high-risk women older than 65 years of age. The advent of minimally invasive endovascular techniques in the treatment of AAAs [endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)] has increased the need for repeat imaging, especially in the postoperative period. Nevertheless, preoperative planning, intra...

  1. Contemporary Applications of Ultrasound in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Management

    Mark eScaife; Triantafillos eGiannakopoulos; Georges eAlkhoury; Chaer, Rabih A.; Avgerinos, Efthymios D.

    2016-01-01

    Ultrasound (US) is a well-established screening tool for detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and is currently recommended not only for those with a relevant family history but for all men and high-risk women older than 65 years of age. The advent of minimally invasive endovascular techniques in the treatment of AAAs (EVAR) has increased the need for repeat imaging especially in the post-operative period. Nevertheless, preoperative planning, intraoperative execution and postoperative...

  2. Influence of Selective Biochemical and Morphological Agents on Natural History of Aneurysm of Abdominal Aorta Development

    Wołoszko, Tomasz; Skórski, Maciej; Kwasiborski, Przemysław; Kmin, Ewelina; Gałązka, Zbigniew; Pogorzelski, Ryszard

    2016-01-01

    Background The development of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is probably influenced by many factors. The role of some of these factors, such as intraluminal thrombus (ILT) or cystatin C serum levels, remains controversial. Proving their influence could have therapeutic implications for some patients with AAA. Associations between the rate of increase in diameter of an aneurysm and ILT, as well as other factors, including biochemical factors (C-Reactive Protein – CRP, cystatin C), age, sex, a...

  3. Neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with aortic aneurysms.

    Bernhard T Baune

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that vascular disease confers vulnerability to a late-onset of depressive illness and the impairment of specific cognitive functions, most notably in the domains of memory storage and retrieval. Lower limb athero-thrombosis and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA have both been previously associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms possibly due to associated intracerebral vascular disease or systemic inflammation, hence suggesting that these illnesses may be regarded as models to investigate the vascular genesis of neuropsychiatric symptoms. The aim of this study was to compare neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and a variety of cognitive domains in patients who had symptoms of peripheral athero-thrombosis (intermittent claudication and those who had an asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm AAA. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In a cross-sectional study, 26 participants with either intermittent claudication or AAA were assessed using a detailed neuropsychiatric assessment battery for various cognitive domains and depression and anxiety symptoms (Hamilton Depression and Anxiety Scales. Student t test and linear regression analyses were applied to compare neuropsychiatric symptoms between patient groups. AAA participants showed greater levels of cognitive impairment in the domains of immediate and delayed memory as compared to patients who had intermittent claudication. Cognitive dysfunction was best predicted by increasing aortic diameter. CRP was positively related to AAA diameter, but not to cognitive function. AAA and aortic diameter in particular were associated with cognitive dysfunction in this study. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: AAA patients are at a higher risk for cognitive impairment than intermittent claudication patients. Validation of this finding is required in a larger study, but if confirmed could suggest that systemic factors peculiar to AAA may impact on cognitive function.

  4. DENSIDAD POBLACIONAL Y ESTRUCTURA DE GRUPO DE Ateles hybridus brunneus (PRIMATES: ATELIDAE) EN UN FRAGMENTO DE BOSQUE AISLADO EN EL SURORIENTE DE ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA

    Néstor J. Roncancio; Lina M. García; Amilvia Acosta

    2010-01-01

    Se encontró un grupo de Ateles hybridus brunneus en un fragmento de bosque aislado de 21 ha, con una densidad de 39 individuos/km2 (IC95% = 21.3-72.9). Esta área es la más pequeña donde se ha estimado alta densidad para Ateles. El grupo de A. h. brunneus estuvo compuesto por nueve individuos, grupo más pequeño que el registrado en otras investigaciones. Ateles tiene un sistema social fisión-fusión, donde los grupos se dividen en subgrupos. El tamaño promedio de subgrupo fue de cuatro individu...

  5. Derecho agrario y Mercosur

    Rosario Silva Gilli

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available En ocasión de la I a entrega de esta Investigación anunciamos que luego de desarrollar el tratamiento dado al agro en los procesos de integración, veríamos el trabajo realizado en la etapa de transición en relación a la agricultura, tarea que se cumplió básicamente en el ámbito de las negociaciones en el Subgrupo de Trabajo N° 8 de Política agrícola (...Contenido: Introducción. El sector agropecuario en el Mercosur. Las negociaciones en el Subgrupo de Política agrícola. El camino recorrido. El futuro próximo. Conclusión 

  6. Abdominal aortic aneurysm and histological, clinical, radiological correlation.

    Rodella, Luigi Fabrizio; Rezzani, Rita; Bonomini, Francesca; Peroni, Michele; Cocchi, Marco Angelo; Hirtler, Lena; Bonardelli, Stefano

    2016-04-01

    To date, the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurism (AAA) still remains unclear. As such, the aim of this study was to evaluate changes of the aortic structure during AAA. We analysed the microscopic frame of vessels sections, starting from the primum movens leading to abnormal dilatation. AAA samples were collected and processed through various staining methods (Verhoeff-Van Gieson, Masson Goldner, Sirius Red). Subsequently, the vessel morphology and collagenic web of the tunica media and adventitia were determined and the amount of type I and type III collagen was measured. We also applied immune-histochemistry markers for CD34 and PGP 9.5 in order to identify vascular and nerve structures in the aorta. Immune-positivity quantification was used to calculate the percentage of the stained area. We found increasing deposition of type I collagen and reduced type III collagen in both tunica media and adventitia of AAA. The total amount of vasa vasorum, marked with CD34, and nerva vasorum, marked with PGP 9.5, was also higher in AAA samples. Cardiovascular risk factors (blood pressure, dyslipidemia, cigarette smoking) and radiological data (maximum aneurism diameter, intra-luminal thrombus, aortic wall calcification) increased these changes. These results suggest that the tunica adventitia may have a central role in the pathogenesis of AAA as clearly there are major changes characterized by rooted inflammatory infiltration. The presence of immune components could explain these modifications within the framework of the aorta. PMID:26858185

  7. Influence of Selective Biochemical and Morphological Agents on Natural History of Aneurysm of Abdominal Aorta Development.

    Wołoszko, Tomasz; Skórski, Maciej; Kwasiborski, Przemysław; Kmin, Ewelina; Gałązka, Zbigniew; Pogorzelski, Ryszard

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND The development of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is probably influenced by many factors. The role of some of these factors, such as intraluminal thrombus (ILT) or cystatin C serum levels, remains controversial. Proving their influence could have therapeutic implications for some patients with AAA. Associations between the rate of increase in diameter of an aneurysm and ILT, as well as other factors, including biochemical factors (C-Reactive Protein - CRP, cystatin C), age, sex, and comorbidities, could predict disease progression in individual patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy patients with small AAA were included into the study. The patients were followed using ultrasound and CT imaging. We evaluated aneurysm dimensions and aneurysm wall thickness, as well as ILT and its dimensions, aneurysm wall morphology, CRP, and cystatin C. RESULTS We observed significant growth of AAA and thinning of aneurysmal wall. Aneurysms over 4 cm grew significantly faster in the second year of observation. ILT grew together with AAA size. Age, sex, smoking, dyslipidemias, or controlled arterial hypertension had no influence on aneurysm progression rate. Changes in serum of CRP concentration did not reach statistical significance, but cystatin C levels did. CONCLUSIONS Presence and size of ILT, wall thickness, and cystatin C levels may be considered in prediction of AAA progression. ILT might exert a protective influence on the risk of aneurysm rupture. However, larger aneurysms containing larger thrombi grow faster and their walls undergo more rapid degradation, which in turn increases the risk of rupture. This matter requires further studies. PMID:26859744

  8. Resultados da cirurgia do aneurisma da aorta abdominal em pacientes jovens Outcomes after surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms in young patients

    Telmo P. Bonamigo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: A presença de aneurisma da aorta abdominal (AAA é rara em pacientes jovens. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os resultados da cirurgia do AAA em pacientes com idade BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA are rare in young patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes after AAA repair in patients aged < 50 years. METHODS: Between June 1979 and January 2008, 946 patients underwent elective repair for an infrarenal AAA performed by the first author. Of these, 13 patients (1.4% were < 50 years old at surgery. Demographic characteristics and surgical data were analyzed, as well as early and late outcomes after surgical intervention. RESULTS: Mean age was 46±3.4 years (ranging from 43 to 50 years. Most patients were men (76.9%, hypertensive (76.9% and smokers (61.5%. Perioperative morbidity and mortality rates were low (15.4% and 0%, respectively; one patient had respiratory infection and another patient had unstable angina. Median follow-up was 85.5 months, and two patients died due to ischemic cardiopathy and cerebrovascular accident during the follow-up period. CONCLUSION: AAA repair in young patients is a safe procedure, with good long-term results. In our study, there were no perioperative deaths, and a good long-term survival was observed.

  9. Dye-sensitized solar cell based on AZO/Ag/AZO multilayer transparent conductive oxide film

    Highlights: ► AZO/Ag/AZO (AAA) multilayer was used for working electrode of DSSC cell. ► The 100 nm-thick Nb-doped TiO2 layer showed a good blocking effect. ► The DSSC cell by AAA TCO material showed the highest efficiency of about 3.25%. -- Abstract: Niobium-doped TiO2 blocking layer and Al-doped ZnO (AZO)/Ag/AZO (AAA) TCO layers were grown onto glass substrate using pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and direct current (dc)/radio-frequency (rf) sputtering at room temperature, respectively for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) applications. The 100 nm-thick NTO layer showed a blocking effect for the oxygen diffusion into AAA layer and for the recombination of the electrons. The DSSC cell composed of the NTO (100 nm)/AAA (400 nm) showed the highest photo-electrical efficiency of about 3.25%. An insertion of aluminum foil between serrated clip and AAA (100 nm) TCO improved a photo-conversion efficiency of the DSSC

  10. Inhibition of hypoxia inducible factor-1α attenuates abdominal aortic aneurysm progression through the down-regulation of matrix metalloproteinases.

    Tsai, Shih-Hung; Huang, Po-Hsun; Hsu, Yu-Juei; Peng, Yi-Jen; Lee, Chien-Hsing; Wang, Jen-Chun; Chen, Jaw-Wen; Lin, Shing-Jong

    2016-01-01

    Hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) pathway is associated with many vascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, arterial aneurysms, pulmonary hypertension and chronic venous diseases. Significant HIF-1α expression could be found at the rupture edge at human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) tissues. While our initial in vitro experiments had shown that deferoxamine (DFO) could attenuate angiotensin II (AngII) induced endothelial activations; we unexpectedly found that DFO augmented the severity of AngII-induced AAA, at least partly through increased accumulation of HIF-1α. The findings promoted us to test whether aneurysmal prone factors could up-regulate the expression of MMP-2 and MMP-9 through aberrantly increased HIF-1α and promote AAA development. AngII induced AAA in hyperlipidemic mice model was used. DFO, as a prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor, stabilized HIF-1α and augmented MMPs activities. Aneurysmal-prone factors induced HIF-1α can cause overexpression of MMP-2 and MMP-9 and promote aneurysmal progression. Pharmacological HIF-1α inhibitors, digoxin and 2-ME could ameliorate AngII induced AAA in vivo. HIF-1α is pivotal for the development of AAA. Our study provides a rationale for using HIF-1α inhibitors as an adjunctive medical therapy in addition to current cardiovascular risk-reducing regimens. PMID:27363580

  11. Efeitos da castração pós-natal sobre o tecido pulmonar após sepse experimental de origem abdominal em ratos

    d'Acampora Armando José

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos da castração pós-natal sobre o tecido pulmonar na sepse de origem abdominal induzida em ratos. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 33 ratos Wistar distribuídos em dois grupos: Grupo Controle (GC = 5 machos adultos normais sem desafio séptico. Grupo Experimento (GE: 28 ratos submetidos a sepse por ligadura e perfuração de ceco (LPC e distribuídos em três subgrupos: Subgrupo Macho (SgM: nove ratos machos adultos, sem castracão e submetidos a sepse por LPC. Subgrupo Fêmea (SgF: nove ratos fêmeas adultos normais submetidas a sepse por LPC. Subgrupo Castrado (SgC: dez ratos machos que no quarto dia de vida foram submetidos a orquiectomia bilateral e quando adultos à sepse por LPC. Após a LPC os animais foram observados até o óbito, realizada análise histomorfométrica do pulmão, observando-se o número de polimorfonucleares e mononucleares. RESULTADOS: 50% dos animais do SgC sobreviveram 24 horas, contra 33% do SgF e 0% do SgM, mostrando uma nítida influência da castração na resposta ao desafio séptico. O número de polimorfonucleares e mononucleares não foi diferente estatisticamente entre o SgC e CG, estando estatisticamente aumentados no SgM e SgF. CONCLUSÃO: Os animais castrados apresentaram uma maior tendência à sobrevida e menor alteração pulmonar.

  12. Millon´s Personality Model and ischemic cardiovascular acute episodes: Profiles of risk in a decision tree

    María M. Richard's

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La identificación de subgrupos de riesgo permite a los psicólogos clínicos desarrollar intervenciones específicas para esos subgrupos. El principal propósito de este trabajo fue encontrar asociaciones estadísticas entre características de personalidad -rasgos y trastornos- y la existencia de episodios isquémicos cardiovasculares agudos según el modelo de personalidad de Theodore Millon. Los análisis del presente estudio se fundamentaron en una muestra de 313 mujeres y hombres entre 31 y 80 años de edad, divididos en dos grupos: un grupo clínico formado por 143 participantes internados a causa de episodios isquémicos cardiovasculares agudos y un grupo control constituido por 170 personas sin antecedentes de enfermedades cardiovasculares. Los resultados mostraron cuatro perfiles de riesgo de personalidad asociados con la existencia de episodios isquémicos agudos y, por tanto, esto posibilita a los psicólogos clínicos el diseño de intervenciones específicas para aquellos subgrupos.

  13. WHISKERS DE CELULOSA A PARTIR DE RESIDUOS AGROINDUSTRIALES DE BANANO: OBTENCIÓN Y CARACTERIZACIÓN

    G.I. Bolio-López; Valadez-González, A.; Veleva, L.; A. Andreeva

    2011-01-01

    Debido al potencial que presentan los whiskers de celulosa (CW) como refuerzo en el diseño, procesamiento y producción de nanobiocompuestos, el objetivo de este estudio fue la obtención de whiskers a partir de residuos agroindustriales de banano (Musa cavendish). La metodología para la obtención de la celulosa incluyó procedimientos químicos, tales como hidrólisis ácida, cloración, extracción alcalina y blanqueamiento. Una doble hidrólisis acida controlada, (4N HCl y H2SO4 al 64%) y un proces...

  14. Inhibición del Oscurecimiento con Mucílago de Nopal (Opuntia ficus indica) en el Secado se Plátano Roatán Inhibition the Darkening with Cactus Mucilage (Opuntia ficus indica) during Drying of Banana Roatán

    Laura V Aquino; Juan Rodríguez; Lilia L Méndez; Kenia F Torres

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio fue inhibir el oscurecimiento durante el deshidratado de plátano Roatán (Musa cavendish), usando una solución de mucílago de nopal (Opuntia ficus indica) combinado con diferentes concentraciones de acido cítrico y bisulfito de sodio. El tratamiento se aplicó siguiendo un diseño experimental 2³, siendo los factores y niveles: pre-tratamiento (mucílago-acido cítrico-bisulfito de sodio) y concentración (alta y baja). Para el secado se usaron cortes transversales de pl...

  15. MECANISMO DE GELATINIZACIÓN DEL ALMIDÓN NATIVO DE BANANO EXPORTABLE DEL ECUADOR

    Omar Martínez; Byron Lapo Calderón; Johnny Pérez Rodriguez; Cristhian Zambrano Cabrera; Favián Maza Valle

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo fundamental estudiar el mecanismo de gelatinización del almidón nativo de banano de la especie Musa sapientum L. exportable del Ecuador. Se estudiaron las variedades Cavendish, Filipino, Valery y Orito, y a su vez, se estudió su potencial para ser añadido en alimentos que demanden características tecnológicas funcionales deseables como agentes espesantes, gelificantes y estabilizantes. También se determinó el tamaño, la forma de gránulos de almidón, temp...

  16. Mutation induction by gamma-rays and carbon ion beam irradiation in banana (Musa spp.): a study with an emphasis on the response to Black sigatoka disease

    Gamma-rays and carbon ion beam irradiation methods were applied to study critical doses, genetic variability and the response to Black sigatoka disease. 'Cavendish Enano', 'Williams', 'Orito' and 'FHIA-01' cultivars of banana were studied. Both gamma-rays and carbon ion beam irradiation methods had different biological effects when banana explants were exposed to them. In both methods, increased dose caused increased mortality. 'FHIA-01' tolerated high doses of gamma-rays but was susceptible to high doses of carbon ion beam irradiation. The results suggest that the response in 'FHIA-01' can be explored using other dose intervals between 150 and 300 Gy. Weight and height were also reduced drastically when high doses of gamma-rays and carbon ion beams were applied. The LD50 of cultivars 'FHIA-01' and 'Orito' revealed high sensitivity to both gamma-rays and carbon ion beams. DNA deletion in 'FHIA-01' occurred by using gamma-rays at doses of 200 and 300 Gy, suggesting that 'FHIA-01' is definitely a promising cultivar with a high sensitivity response to gamma-ray exposure, and that there is a high chance of improving its fruit quality by mutation induction. Sigmoid drooping leaf, a putative mutation of 'FHIA-01', was generated. This mutation is heritable as mother plant and sucker showed the same characteristics. Future research could be conducted on the relationship of leaf shape to fruit quality and production. Hexaploid cells were detected by flow cytometry (five plants in 'Cavendish Enano' and one in 'Williams'), signifying that chromosome duplication can be induced by carbon ion beams. Variation in the leaves such as being abnormal, double, long, rudimentary, spindled and yellow spotted leaf was visible, suggesting that long-term chronic irradiation (gamma-rays) directly affects active cell division at the meristem level, resulting in severe damage or even death of the meristems. During the juglone toxin experiment on gamma-ray-irradiated plants, 20 plants were

  17. Great experiments in physics firsthand accounts from Galileo to Einstein

    1959-01-01

    From Galileo's famous experiments in accelerated motion to Einstein's revolutionary theory of relativity, the experiments recorded here trace the evolution of modern physics from its beginnings to the mid-20th century. Brought together for the first time in one volume are important source readings on 25 epochal discoveries that changed man's understanding of the physical world. The accounts, written by the physicists who made them, include:Issac Newton: The Laws of MotionHenry Cavendish: The Law of GravitationAugustin Fresnel: The Diffraction of LightHans Christian Oersted: ElecromagnetismH

  18. Topology of the fibrinolytic system within the mural thrombus of human abdominal aortic aneurysms.

    Houard, X; Rouzet, F; Touat, Z; Philippe, M; Dominguez, M; Fontaine, V; Sarda-Mantel, L; Meulemans, A; Le Guludec, D; Meilhac, O; Michel, J-B

    2007-05-01

    Development and progression of acquired abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) involve proteolytic activity. In the present study, we investigate the distribution of fibrinolytic system components within mural thrombi of human AAAs. 20 mural thrombi and the remaining AAA walls were dissected. The luminal, intermediate and abluminal thrombus layers, and media and adventitia were separately incubated in cell culture medium. Conditioned media were then analysed for plasminogen activators (PAs), plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), free-plasmin, plasmin alpha(2)-antiplasmin complexes (PAPs) and D-dimers release. In parallel, PA and PAI-1 mRNA expression analysis was performed by RT-PCR. The study was completed by immunohistochemical localization of these components in AAA, ex vivo functional imaging using (99m)Tc-aprotinin as a ligand and measurement of PAP and D-dimer plasma levels. All fibrinolytic system components were present in each aneurysmal layer. However, the mural thrombus was the main source of active serine-protease release. Interestingly, the luminal layer of the thrombus released greater amounts of PAPs and D-dimers. This paralleled the preferential immunolocalization of plasminogen and PAs, and the (99m)Tc-aprotinin scintigraphic signal observed in the luminal pole of the thrombus. In contrast, mRNA expression analysis showed an exclusive synthesis of tPA and PAI-1 within the wall, whereas uPA mRNA was also expressed within the thrombus. Taken together, these results suggest that the increased plasma concentrations of PAPs and D-dimers found in AAA patients are related to mural thrombus proteolytic activity, thus explaining their known link with AAA progression. Components of the fibrinolytic system could also represent a target for functional imaging of thrombus activities in AAA. PMID:17352452

  19. CD16+ Monocyte Subsets Are Increased in Large Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Are Differentially Related with Circulating and Cell-Associated Biochemical and Inflammatory Biomarkers

    Ghigliotti, Giorgio; Barisione, Chiara; Garibaldi, Silvano; Brunelli, Claudio; Palmieri, Daniela; Spinella, Giovanni; Pane, Bianca; Spallarossa, Paolo; Altieri, Paola; Fabbi, Patrizia; Sambuceti, Gianmario; Palombo, Domenico

    2013-01-01

    Proinflammatory components are present in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Circulating monocytes display heterogeneity, and three subsets have been identified, based on the differential expression for CD14 and CD16 receptors: CD14+CD16-, classical, CD14+CD16+, intermediate and CD14dim CD16+, non-classical monocytes. Increased proinflammatory CD16+ monocytes with high expression of CD143 are present in CKD patients. D-dimer is increased in AAA patients, and might contribute to the pro-inflammatory response associated to circulating monocytes. We aimed to investigate the frequency of CD14+CD16+, CD14dim CD16+ monocytes and monocyte CD143 expression in AAA patients, and their relationship with D-dimer, eGFR and other inflammatory parameters. Blood from 74 AAA patients and 30 healthy controls was analyzed to determine the frequency of CD14+, CD16+, CD14dim CD16+ monocytes and the monocyte CD143 expression by means of flow-cytometry. AAA patients had expanded CD16+ SUPsets (CD14+CD16+: 7.66 ± 0.31% vs 5.42 ± 0.27%; CD14dim CD16+: 7.43 ± 0.48% vs 5.54 ± 0.38%, AAA vs controls, mean ± SE, both pD-dimer and age, and to reduced eGFR. CD14dim CD16+ cells were associated to uric acid, surface CD143, and reduced count of total leukocytes and neutrophils. Within AAA patients, the two CD16+ supsets and the monocyte CD143 expression display different relationships with D-dimer, parameters of renal function and circulating biochemical and inflammatory biomarkers. PMID:23348634

  20. CD16(+) monocyte subsets are increased in large abdominal aortic aneurysms and are differentially related with circulating and cell-associated biochemical and inflammatory biomarkers.

    Ghigliotti, Giorgio; Barisione, Chiara; Garibaldi, Silvano; Brunelli, Claudio; Palmieri, Daniela; Spinella, Giovanni; Pane, Bianca; Spallarossa, Paolo; Altieri, Paola; Fabbi, Patrizia; Sambuceti, Gianmario; Palombo, Domenico

    2013-01-01

    Proinflammatory components are present in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Circulating monocytes display heterogeneity, and three subsets have been identified, based on the differential expression for CD14 and CD16 receptors: CD14(+)CD16(−), classical, CD14(+)CD16(+), intermediate and CD14(dim)CD16(+), non-classical monocytes. Increased proinflammatory CD16+ monocytes with high expression of CD143 are present in CKD patients. D-dimer is increased in AAA patients, and might contribute to the pro-inflammatory response associated to circulating monocytes. We aimed to investigate the frequency of CD14(+)CD16(+), CD14(dim)CD16(+) monocytes and monocyte CD143 expression in AAA patients, and their relationship with Ddimer, eGFR and other inflammatory parameters. Blood from 74 AAA patients and 30 healthy controls was analyzed to determine the frequency of CD14(+)CD16(+), CD14(dim)CD16(+) monocytes and the monocyte CD143 expression by means of flow-cytometry. AAA patients had expanded CD16+ subsets (CD14(+)CD16(+): 7.66 ± 0.31% vs 5.42 ± 0.27%; CD14(dim)CD16(+): 7.43 ± 0.48% vs 5.54 ± 0.38%, AAA vs controls, mean ± SE, both p D-dimer and age, and to reduced eGFR. CD14(dim)CD16(+) cells were associated to uric acid, surface CD143, and reduced count of total leukocytes and neutrophils. Within AAA patients, the two CD16(+) subsets and the monocyte CD143 expression display different relationships with D-dimer, parameters of renal function and circulating biochemical and inflammatory biomarkers. PMID:23348634

  1. Induction of histone deacetylases (HDACs in human abdominal aortic aneurysm: therapeutic potential of HDAC inhibitors

    María Galán

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Clinical management of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA is currently limited to elective surgical repair because an effective pharmacotherapy is still awaited. Inhibition of histone deacetylase (HDAC activity could be a promising therapeutic option in cardiovascular diseases. We aimed to characterise HDAC expression in human AAA and to evaluate the therapeutic potential of class I and IIa HDAC inhibitors in the AAA model of angiotensin II (Ang II-infused apolipoprotein-E-deficient (ApoE−/− mice. Real-time PCR, western blot and immunohistochemistry evidenced an increased expression of HDACs 1, 2 (both class I, 4 and 7 (both class IIa in abdominal aorta samples from patients undergoing AAA open repair (n=22 compared with those from donors (n=14. Aortic aneurysms from Ang-II-infused ApoE−/− mice exhibited a similar HDAC expression profile. In these animals, treatment with a class I HDAC inhibitor (MS-275 or a class IIa inhibitor (MC-1568 improved survival, reduced the incidence and severity of AAA and limited aneurysmal expansion evaluated by Doppler ultrasonography. These beneficial effects were more potent in MC-1568-treated mice. The disorganisation of elastin and collagen fibres and lymphocyte and macrophage infiltration were effectively reduced by both inhibitors. Additionally, HDAC inhibition attenuated the exacerbated expression of pro-inflammatory markers and the increase in metalloproteinase-2 and -9 activity induced by Ang II in this model. Therefore, our data evidence that HDAC expression is deregulated in human AAA and that class-selective HDAC inhibitors limit aneurysm expansion in an AAA mouse model. New-generation HDAC inhibitors represent a promising therapeutic approach to overcome human aneurysm progression.

  2. Testing the generalizability of national reimbursement rates with respect to local setting: the costs of abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery in Denmark

    Søren Løvstad Christensen

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Søren Løvstad Christensen1, Mette Kjoelby1,2, Lars Ehlers31Health Technology Assessment and Health Services Research, Centre for Public Health, Central Denmark Region, Denmark; 2School of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark; 3Health Economics and Management, Aalborg University, DenmarkObjective: The purpose of this study is to investigate if the Danish national diagnosis-related group (DRG tariffs for surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA were good estimates of the actual costs in two local hospitals in the Central Region of Denmark.Methods: We collected clinical data for 178 AAA patients operated at Skejby Hospital and Viborg Hospital in the period 2005–2006 from the Danish National Vascular Registry and economic data from the administrative systems in the hospitals. We used bootstrap methods to calculate 95% confidence intervals (CIs for the mean costs of surgery for ruptured AAA, nonruptured AAA and AAA where the patient died within 30 days by applying a cost-trimming rule that the Danish National Board of Health uses in calculating national DRG tariffs.Results: The national DRG tariff lies within the calculated Danish Krone (DKK CIs (CI ruptured AAA, 98,178–195,327 [€13,196–€26,254]; CI nonruptured AAA, 79,039–98,178 [€10,624–€13,196]; CI dead, 42,023–111,685 [€5,648–€15,011], and thus national DRG tariffs could be a good estimate for the actual costs in the local hospitals.Conclusion: The bootstrap method is useful for testing the generalizability of national DRG tariffs as estimates of local surgical costs.Keywords: bootstrap method, costs, DRG, abdominal aortic aneurysm

  3. Impact of inhomogeneity corrections on dose coverage in the treatment of lung cancer using stereotactic body radiation therapy

    The purpose of this study is to assess the real target dose coverage when radiation treatments were delivered to lung cancer patients based on treatment planning according to the RTOG-0236 Protocol. We compare calculated dosimetric results between the more accurate anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA) and the pencil beam algorithm for stereotactic body radiation therapy treatment planning in lung cancer. Ten patients with non-small cell lung cancer were given 60 Gy in three fractions using 6 and 10 MV beams with 8-10 fields. The patients were chosen in accordance with the lung RTOG-0236 protocol. The dose calculations were performed using the pencil beam algorithm with no heterogeneity corrections (PB-NC) and then recalculated with the pencil beam with modified Batho heterogeneity corrections (PB-MB) and the AAA using an identical beam setup and monitor units. The differences in calculated dose to 95% or 99% of the PTV, between using the PB-NC and the AAA, were within 10% of prescribed dose (60 Gy). However, the minimum dose to 95% and 99% of PTV calculated using the PB-MB were consistently overestimated by up to 40% and 36% of the prescribed dose, respectively, compared to that calculated by the AAA. Using the AAA as reference, the calculated maximum doses were underestimated by up to 27% using the PB-NC and overestimated by 19% using the PB-MB. The calculations of dose to lung from PB-NC generally agree with that of AAA except in the small high-dose region where PB-NC underestimates. The calculated dose distributions near the interface using the AAA agree with those from Monte Carlo calculations as well as measured values. This study indicates that the real minimum PTV dose coverage cannot be guaranteed when the PB-NC is used to calculate the monitor unit settings in dose prescriptions

  4. In vivo characterization of a new abdominal aortic aneurysm mouse model with conventional and molecular MRI

    Klink, Ahmed; Heynens, Joeri; Herranz, Beatriz; Lobatto, Mark E.; Arias, Teresa; Sanders, Honorius M. H. F.; Strijkers, Gustav J.; Merkx, Maarten; Nicolay, Klaas; Fuster, Valentin; Tedgui, Alain; Mallat, Ziad; Mulder, Willem J.M.; Fayad, Zahi A.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives To use non-invasive conventional and molecular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect and characterize abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in vivo. Background Collagen is an essential constituent of aneurysms. Non-invasive MRI of collagen may represent an opportunity to help detect and better characterize AAA and initiate intervention. Methods We used an AAA C57BL/6 mouse model where a combination of angiotensin-II infusion and TGF-β neutralization results in AAA formation with incidence of aortic rupture. High-resolution multi-sequence MRI was performed to characterize the temporal progression of AAA. To allow molecular MRI of collagen, paramagnetic/fluorescent micellar nanoparticles functionalized with a collagen-binding protein (CNA-35) were intravenously administered. In vivo imaging results were corroborated with immunohistochemistry and confocal fluorescence microscopy. Results High-resolution multi-sequence MRI allowed the visualization of the primary fibrotic response in the aortic wall. As the aneurysm progressed, the formation of a secondary channel or dissection was detected. Further analysis revealed a dramatic increase of the aortic diameter. Injection of CNA-35 micelles resulted in a significant higher MR signal enhancement in the aneurysmal wall compared to non-specific micelles. Histological studies demonstrated the presence of collagen in regions of MR signal enhancement and confocal microscopy proved the precise colocalization of CNA-35 micelles with collagen-I. In addition, in a proof of concept experiment, we have shown the potential of CNA-35 micelles to discriminate between stable AAA lesions and aneurysms that were likely to rapidly progress/rupture. Conclusion Multi-sequence MRI allowed longitudinal monitoring of AAA progression while the presence of collagen was visualized by nanoparticle-enhanced MRI. PMID:22133853

  5. Association between age and use of intensive care among surgical Medicare beneficiaries

    Wunsch, Hannah; Gershengorn, Hayley B.; Guerra, Carmen; Rowe, John; Li, Guohua

    2013-01-01

    Purpose To determine the role age plays in use of intensive care for patients who have major surgery. Materials and Methods Retrospective cohort study examining the association between age and admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) for all Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 or older who had a hospitalization for one of five surgical procedures: esophagectomy, cystectomy, pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (open AAA), and elective endovascular AAA repair (endo AAA) from 2004–08. The primary outcome was admission to an ICU. Secondary outcomes were complications and hospital mortality. We used multi-level mixed-effects logistic regression to adjust for other patient and hospital-level factors associated with each outcome. Results The percentage of hospitalized patients admitted to ICU ranged from 41.3% for endo AAA to 81.5% for open AAA. In-hospital mortality also varied, from 1.1% for endo AAA to 6.8% for esophagectomy. After adjusting for other factors, age was associated with admission to ICU for cystectomy (Adjusted Odds Ratio (AOR) 1.56 (95% CI 1.36–1.78) for age 80–84+; 2.25 (1.85–2.75) age 85+ compared with age 65–69), PD (AOR 1.26 (1.06–1.50) age 80–84; 1.49 (1.11–1.99) age 85+) and esophagectomy (AOR 1.26 (1.02–1.55) age 80–84; 1.28 (0.91–1.80) age 85+). Age was not associated with use of intensive care for open or endo AAA. Older age was associated with increases in complication rates and in-hospital mortality for all five surgical procedures. Conclusions The association between age and use of intensive care was procedure-specific. Complication rates and in-hospital mortality increased with age for all five surgical procedures. PMID:23787024

  6. O pólo inferior do baço de ratos e a oxigenoterapia hiperbárica The splenic inferior pole of rats and hyperbaric oxygen

    Isabel Cristina Andreatta Lemos Paulo

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar aspectos funcionais e morfológicos do pólo inferior do baço de ratos tratados ou não com oxigênio hiperbárico no pós-operatório. MÉTODOS: Foram operados 79 ratos, Wistar, pesando 248,7g ± 27 , distribuídos em dois grupos: A - Simulação (n= 40, B - pólo inferior (n=39, e divididos em dois subgrupos: 11 e 70 dias. Cada subgrupo foi subdividido em não tratado com oxigênio hiperbárico (nt (A11nt-n=10, B11 nt-n= 13, A70nt-n= 10, B70nt-n= 9 e tratado (t; A11t-n=10, B11t- n=9, A70 t- n= 10, B70t- n= 8. Foram dosados os lípides e imunoglobulinas e contadas as plaquetas e os corpúsculos de Howell-Jolly no pré e no pós-operatório. O baço e o pólo inferior foram retirados para histologia. RESULTADOS: Houve aumento do colesterol total (p=0,002, VLDL-colesterol e triglicérides (p= 0,003, da LDL-colesterol (p=0,013 no subgrupo B11nt e não houve alteração nos demais subgrupos. A IgM caiu nos subgrupos B11t (p=0,007, B11nt (p= 0,0000, B70nt (p=0,0005 e B70t (p=0,02 e não alterou no grupo simulação. O número de plaquetas aumentou nos subgrupos B11nt (p=0,002, B11t (p=0,01 e não alterou nos demais subgrupos. Os corpúsculos de Howell-Jolly foram menos numerosos no subgrupo B70nt que no B11nt (p=0,019. A viabilidade do pólo inferior foi melhor no subgrupo B11t que no B11nt; no subgrupo B70 que no B11 e não diferiu entre os subgrupos B70t e B70nt. CONCLUSÃO: A função e a viabilidade do pólo inferior remanescente melhoraram tardiamente. Os animais submetidos à oxigenoterapia hiperbárica apresentaram melhor viabilidade e função do pólo inferior precocemente, mas não tardiamente.OBJECTIVE: To study the functional and morphological features of the lower pole of the spleen in rats submitted, or not, to postoperative hyperbaric oxygen therapy. METHODS: Seventy-nine Wistar rats, weighing 248.7 ± 27 g, divided into two groups [group A - simulation (n=40, group B - lower pole (n=39] underwent surgery and were

  7. Comparative study between polypropylene and polypropylene/poliglecaprone meshes used in the correction of abdominal wall defect in rats Estudo comparativo entre as telas de polipropileno e polipropileno/poliglecaprone utilizadas na correção de defeito na parede abdominal ventral de ratos

    Carlos Alberto Lima Utrabo

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate the healing process of a defect in the ventral abdominal wall of rats, comparing the polypropylene and polypropylene/poliglecaprone meshes on the 30th and 60th postoperative day. METHODS: Thirty two Wistar rats were submitted to a ventral abdominal wall defect, with integrity of the parietal peritoneum. In the repair, were used polypropylene (group A and polypropylene/poliglecaprone (group B meshes. The groups were subdivided into four subgroups of eight animals euthanized on the 30th (A30 and B30 and 60th postoperative day (A60 and B60. Fragments of the abdominal wall of the animals were submitted to macroscopic, tensiometric and histological evaluations. RESULTS: The tensiometry on subgroup A30 showed a mean average break point of 0.78 MPa and in A60, 0.66 Mpa. In subgroup B30 it was 0.84 MPa and in B60, 1.27 Mpa. The score of the inflammatory process showed subacute phase on A30 and B30 sub-groups and chronic inflammatory process in subgroups A30 and 60B. CONCLUSIONS: The tensile strength was higher on the wall repaired by polypropylene/poliglecaprone mesh in the 60th post-operative day. Histology showed higher concentration of fibrosis on the surface of the polypropylene mesh with a tendency to encapsulation. In polypropylene/poliglecaprone subgroups the histology showed higher concentration of fibrosis on the surface of mesh filaments.OBJETIVO: Avaliar a cicatrização de um defeito, na parede abdominal ventral de ratos, comparando-se as telas de polipropileno e polipropileno/poliglecaprone no 30º e 60º dia do pós-operatório. MÉTODOS: Trinta e dois ratos Wistar foram submetidos à produção de defeito na parede abdominal ventral, com integridade do peritônio parietal. Na correção foram utilizadas as telas de polipropileno (grupo A e polipropileno/poliglecaprone (grupo B. Houve subdivisão em quatro subgrupos (A30, A60, B30 e B60 de oito animais que foram submetidos à eutanásia no 30º e 60º dia do p

  8. Dose preparatória versus injeção única: estudo comparativo entre diferentes doses de cisatracúrio

    Braga Angélica de Fátima de Assunção

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A técnica da dose preparatória é uma alternativa para encurtar o tempo de latência dos bloqueadores neuromusculares adespolarizantes. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o tempo para instalação do bloqueio neuromuscular máximo, as condições de intubação traqueal e as alterações cardiocirculatórias ocasionadas por diferentes doses de cisatracúrio em injeção única e em doses fracionadas. MÉTODO: Foram estudados 80 pacientes, estado físico ASA I e II, distribuídos em dois grupos de acordo com a dose de cisatracúrio: Grupo I (0,1 mg.kg-1 e Grupo II (0,2 mg.kg-1. Formaram-se subgrupos de acordo com a técnica de curarização usada: Subgrupos P1 e P2 (dose preparatória - 0,02 mg.kg-1ou 0,04 mg.kg-1 de cisatracúrio, respectivamente, seguido após um minuto de 0,08 mg.kg-1 ou 0,16 mg.kg-1 do mesmo bloqueador neuromuscular, respectivamente; Subgrupos U1 e U2 - injeção única de dose total de 0,1 mg.kg-1 ou 0,2 mg.kg-1 de cisatracúrio, respectivamente. A Indução anestésica foi feita com etomidato precedido de alfentanil. A função neuromuscular foi monitorizada empregando-se a SQE a cada 12 segundos. Foram avaliados: o tempo para instalação do bloqueio neuromuscular máximo; as alterações de pressão arterial média e de freqüência cardíaca, e as condições de intubação traqueal. RESULTADOS: Os tempos para instalação do bloqueio neuromuscular máximo foram: Grupo I (3,90 ± 0,60 min e 3,88 ± 0,74 min, nos subgrupos P1 e U1, respectivamente e Grupo II (1,40 ± 0,40 min e 2 ± 0,30 min, nos subgrupos P2 e U2, respectivamente sem diferença significativa. A comparação entre os subgrupos P1 e P2 e os subgrupos U1 e U2, mostrou diferença significativa. As condições de intubação traqueal foram aceitáveis em todos os pacientes sem alterações cardiocirculatórias. CONCLUSÕES: As doses empregadas de cisatracúrio não encurtou o tempo para a instalação do bloqueio neuromuscular m

  9. Histologic evaluation of rats' liver after Croton cajucara Benth (sacaca administration Estudo histológico do fígado de ratos após administração de Croton Cajucara Benth (sacaca

    Jair Francisco de Santana Graim

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate the hepatic effect of Croton cajucara Benth (sacaca herbal extract in rats. METHODS: 60 Wistar rats (Rattus novergicus albinus were used, weighing between 250 and 350 g. The animals were distributed randomically in 2 groups: GS - animals which received daily 0,1 ml/ 100 g of sacaca herbal extract through gavage, and GA -animals which received daily 0,1 ml/100g of distilled water through gavage. These were distributed in 3 subgroups with 10 animals, according to theirs euthanasia dates, which were 14th, 28th and 56th day of treatment. RESULTS: Architectural alterations were not observed, however when it was analyzed the presence or absence of necrosis, it was observed in 50% of GS28 subgroup and 90% of subgroup. In 50% of the animals from GS28 subgroup and 90% of GS56 subgroup was observed vast degeneration areas and zonal necrosis, regarding center-lobular veins alterations, there were no alterations in any of the groups CONCLUSION: The Croton cajucara Benth (sacaca herbal extract in this experiment caused degeneration and hepatic necrosis, suggesting dose-dependent action.OBJETIVO: Avaliar histologicamente os efeitos do infuso, por gavagem, do Extrato Bruto Aquoso Seco (EBAS do Croton cajucara Benth no fígado de ratos. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 60 ratos (Rattus novergicus albinus Wistar, pesando entre 250 e 350g. Os animais foram distribuídos de maneira aleatória em 2 grupos: GS - Grupo de animais que receberam 0,1ml/100g do infuso de sacaca, pela via oral e GA - Grupo de animais que recebeu 0,1ml/100g de água destilada, pela via oral. Estes foram distribuídos em 3 subgrupos de acordo com o dia da eutanásia, sendo esta realizada no 14º, 28º e 56º dia, cada um com 10 animais. RESULTADOS: Os resultados obtidos demonstraram que, microscopicamente, não houve alterações arquiteturais, porém quando se analisou a necrose hepatocitária, esta esteve presente em 50% do subgrupo GS28 e 90% do subgrupo GS56; as altera

  10. Efeitos da terapia fotodinâmica e de uma única aplicação de laser de baixa potência em bactérias in vitro Effects of photodynamic therapy and of a sole low-power laser irradiation on bacteria in vitro

    Rogério Gubert Benvindo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O laser de baixa potência vem sendo usado para acelerar a cicatrização em úlceras de pressão devido a seus efeitos cicatrizante, antiinflamatório, antiedematoso e analgésico. No entanto, não há consenso quanto a seu efeito em úlceras infectadas. O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar o efeito bactericida da laserterapia e da terapia fotodinâmica (TFD com laser de baixa potência, InGaP, 670 nm, em doses de 2, 4 e 6 J/cm², em bactérias gram-positivas e gram-negativas in vitro. Foram preparadas 32 placas de Petri com bactérias, 16 com Pseudomonas aeruginosa e 16 com Staphilococcus aureus. Aleatoriamente dividiu-se cada grupo em oito subgrupos (duas placas cada: três subgrupos tratados só com laserterapia, em doses de 2 J/cm², 4 J/cm² e 6 J/cm²; três subgrupos tratados com TFD, em doses de 2 J/cm², 4 J/cm² e 6 J/cm²; um tratado apenas com fotossensibilizante (azul de metileno a 0,1 µg/ml; e um subgrupo não tratado (controle. Os subgrupos laser e TFD foram irradiados uma única vez e incubados por 24 horas. Os outros dois subgrupos não receberam irradiação. As culturas foram analisadas visualmente para verificação ou não do halo de inibição. Em todos os subgrupos, de ambas as bactérias, não foi observado qualquer halo de inibição nem de crescimento. Conclui-se que a terapia a laser e a fotodinâmica de baixa potência (InGaP, 670 nm não produziram efeitos bactericidas e/ou bacteriostáticos, tampouco tendo havido efeito bioestimulante sobre as bactérias.Low-level laser therapy has been used to speed up healing process of pressure ulcers due to its antiinflammatory, analgesic, anti-edematous, and scarring effects. However there is no consensus on its effect on infected ulcers. The aim of this study was to verify the bactericidal effect of low-level laser therapy (InGaP, 670 nm and photodynamic therapy (PDT at 2, 4 and 6 J/cm² doses, onto gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria in vitro. Thirty two Petri plates

  11. Risk Stratification of Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Using Aortic Augmentation Index

    Beckmann, Marianne; Husmann, Marc

    2015-01-01

    Background Central augmentation index (cAIx) is an indicator for vascular stiffness. Obstructive and aneurysmatic vascular disease can affect pulse wave propagation and reflection, causing changes in central aortic pressures. Aim To assess and compare cAIx in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and / or abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Methods cAIx was assessed by radial applanation tonometry (Sphygmocor) in a total of 184 patients at a tertiary referral centre. Patients were grouped as having PAD only, AAA only, or both AAA and PAD. Differences in cAIx measurements between the three patient groups were tested by non-parametric tests and stepwise multivariate linear regression analysis to investigate associations with obstructive or aneurysmatic patterns of vascular disease. Results In the study sample of 184 patients, 130 had PAD only, 20 had AAA only, and 34 patients had both AAA and PAD. Mean cAIx (%) was 30.5 ± 8.2 across all patients. It was significantly higher in females (35.2 ± 6.1, n = 55) than males (28.4 ± 8.2, n = 129), and significantly higher in patients over 80 years of age (34.4 ± 6.9, n = 22) than in those under 80 years (30.0 ± 8.2, n = 162). Intergroup comparison revealed a significant difference in cAIx between the three patient groups (AAA: 27.3 ± 9.5; PAD: 31.4 ± 7.8; AAA & PAD: 28.8 ± 8.5). cAIx was significantly lower in patients with AAA, higher in patients with both AAA and PAD, and highest in patients with PAD only (beta = 0.21, p = 0.006). Conclusion Non-invasive assessment of arterial stiffness in high-risk patients indicates that cAIx differs according to the pattern of vascular disease. Measurements revealed significantly higher cAIx values for patients with obstructive peripheral arterial disease than for patients with aneurysmatic disease. PMID:26452151

  12. SUPPORT FOR CHEMISTRY SYMPOSIA AT THE 2011 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE MEETING FEBRUARY 17-21, 2011

    Prof. Charles Casey, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    2011-08-20

    This proposal supported Chemistry Symposia at the 2011 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Meeting in Washington, DC February 17-21, 2011. The Chemistry Section of AAAS presented an unusually strong set of symposia for the 2011 AAAS meeting to help celebrate the 2011 International Year of Chemistry. The AAAS meeting provided an unusual opportunity to convey the excitement and importance of chemistry to a very broad audience and allowed access to a large contingent of the scientific press. Excellent suggestions for symposia were received from AAAS Chemistry Fellows and from the chairs of the American Chemical Society Technical Divisions. The AAAS Chemistry executive committee selected topics that would have wide appeal to scientists, the public, and the press for formal proposals of symposia. The symposia proposals were peer reviewed by AAAS. The Chemistry Section made a strong case to the program selection committee for approval of the chemistry symposia and 6 were approved for the 2011 annual meeting. The titles of the approved symposia were: (1) Powering the Planet: Generation of Clean Fuels from Sunlight and Water, (2) Biological Role and Consequences of Intrinsic Protein Disorder, (3) Chemically Speaking: How Organisms Talk to Each Other, (4) Molecular Self-Assembly and Artificial Molecular Machines, (5) Frontiers in Organic Materials for Information Processing, Energy and Sensors, and (6) Celebrating Marie Curie's 100th Anniversary of Her Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The Chemistry Section of AAAS is provided with funds to support only 1-2 symposia a year. Because of the much greater number of symposia approved in conjunction with observance of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, additional support was sought from DOE to help support the 30 invited speakers and 8 symposia moderators/organizers. Support for the symposia provided the opportunity to highlight the excitement of current chemical research, to educate the public about

  13. Prevalence and trends of the abdominal aortic aneurysms epidemic in general population--a meta-analysis.

    Xi Li

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To conduct a meta-analysis assessing the prevalence and trends of the abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA epidemic in general population. METHOD: Studies that reported prevalence rates of AAA from the general population were identified through MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and reference lists for the period between 1988 and 2013. Studies were included if they reported prevalence rates of AAA in general population from the community. In stratified analyses possible sources of bias, including areas difference, age, gender and diameter of aneurysms were examined. Publication bias was assessed with Egger's test method. RESULTS: 56 studies were identified. The overall pooled prevalence of AAA was 4.8% (4.3%, 5.3%. Stratified analyses showed the following results, areas difference: America 2.2% (2.2%, 2.2%, Europe 2.5% (2.4%, 2.5%, Australia 6.7% (6.5%, 7.0%, Asia 0.5% (0.3%, 0.7%; gender difference: male 6.0% (5.3%, 6.7%, female 1.6% (1.2%, 1.9%; age difference: 55-64years 1.3% (1.2%, 1.5%, 65-74 years 2.8% (2.7%, 2.9%, 75-84 years1.2%(1.1%, 1.3%, ≥85years0.6% (0.4%, 0.7%; aortic diameters difference: 30-39 mm, 3.3% (2.8%, 3.9%, 40-49 mm,0.7% (0.4%,1.0%, ≥50 mm, 0.4% (0.3%, 0.5%. The prevalence of AAA has decreased in Europe from 1988 to 2013. Hypertension, smoking, coronary artery disease, dyslipidemia, respiratory disease, cerebrovascular disease, claudication and renal insufficiency were risk factors for AAA in Europe. CONCLUSION: AAA is common in general population. The prevalence of AAA is higher in Australia than America and Europe. The pooled prevalence in western countries is higher than the Asia. Future research requires a larger database on the epidemiology of AAA in general population.

  14. In vitro wear of four ceramic materials and human enamel on enamel antagonist.

    Nakashima, Jun; Taira, Yohsuke; Sawase, Takashi

    2016-06-01

    The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the wear of four different ceramics and human enamel. The ceramics used were lithium disilicate glass (e.max Press), leucite-reinforced glass (GN-Ceram), yttria-stabilized zirconia (Aadva Zr), and feldspathic porcelain (Porcelain AAA). Hemispherical styli were fabricated with these ceramics and with tooth enamel. Flattened enamel was used for antagonistic specimens. After 100,000 wear cycles of a two-body wear test, the height and volume losses of the styli and enamel antagonists were determined. The mean and standard deviation for eight specimens were calculated and statistically analyzed using a non-parametric (Steel-Dwass) test (α = 0.05). GN-Ceram exhibited greater stylus height and volume losses than did Porcelain AAA. E.max Press, Porcelain AAA, and enamel styli showed no significant differences, and Aadva Zr exhibited the smallest stylus height and volume losses. The wear of the enamel antagonist was not significantly different among GN-Ceram, e.max Press, Porcelain AAA, and enamel styli. Aadva Zr resulted in significantly lower wear values of the enamel antagonist than did GN-Ceram, Porcelain AAA, and enamel styli. In conclusion, leucite-reinforced glass, lithium disilicate glass, and feldspathic porcelain showed wear values closer to those for human enamel than did yttria-stabilized zirconia. PMID:27059093

  15. Contemporary Applications of Ultrasound in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Management.

    Scaife, Mark; Giannakopoulos, Triantafillos; Al-Khoury, Georges E; Chaer, Rabih A; Avgerinos, Efthymios D

    2016-01-01

    Ultrasound (US) is a well-established screening tool for detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and is currently recommended not only for those with a relevant family history but also for all men and high-risk women older than 65 years of age. The advent of minimally invasive endovascular techniques in the treatment of AAAs [endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)] has increased the need for repeat imaging, especially in the postoperative period. Nevertheless, preoperative planning, intraoperative execution, and postoperative surveillance all mandate accurate imaging. While computed tomographic angiography and angiography have dominated the field, repeatedly exposing patients to the deleterious effects of cumulative radiation and intravenous nephrotoxic contrast, US technology has significantly evolved over the past decade. In addition to standard color duplex US, 2D, 3D, or 4D contrast-enhanced US modalities are revolutionizing AAA management and postoperative surveillance. This technology can accurately measure AAA diameter and volume, and most importantly, it can detect endoleaks post-EVAR with high sensitivity and specificity. 4D contrast-enhanced US can even provide hemodynamic information about the branch vessels following fenestrated EVARs. The need for experienced US operators and accredited vascular labs is mandatory to guarantee the reliability of the results. This review article presents a comprehensive overview of the literature on the state-of-art US imaging in AAA management, including post-EVAR follow-up, techniques, and diagnostic accuracy. PMID:27303669

  16. Discovery of Dual ETA/ETB Receptor Antagonists from Traditional Chinese Herbs through in Silico and in Vitro Screening

    Xing Wang

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Endothelin-1 receptors (ETAR and ETBR act as a pivotal regulator in the biological effects of ET-1 and represent a potential drug target for the treatment of multiple cardiovascular diseases. The purpose of the study is to discover dual ETA/ETB receptor antagonists from traditional Chinese herbs. Ligand- and structure-based virtual screening was performed to screen an in-house database of traditional Chinese herbs, followed by a series of in vitro bioassay evaluation. Aristolochic acid A (AAA was first confirmed to be a dual ETA/ETB receptor antagonist based intracellular calcium influx assay and impedance-based assay. Dose-response curves showed that AAA can block both ETAR and ETBR with IC50 of 7.91 and 7.40 μM, respectively. Target specificity and cytotoxicity bioassay proved that AAA is a selective dual ETA/ETB receptor antagonist and has no significant cytotoxicity on HEK293/ETAR and HEK293/ETBR cells within 24 h. It is a feasible and effective approach to discover bioactive compounds from traditional Chinese herbs using in silico screening combined with in vitro bioassay evaluation. The structural characteristic of AAA for its activity was especially interpreted, which could provide valuable reference for the further structural modification of AAA.

  17. Das abdominelle Aortenaneurysma: Indikation - Therapie - Ergebnisse

    Gollackner B

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Das abdominelle Aortenaneurysma (AAA zeigte in den vergangenen zwei Jahrzehnten eine deutliche Zunahme. Kommt es zu einer Ruptur, beträgt die Mortalität trotz Notfalleingriff 50 %. In der elektiven Situation konnte die Mortalität auf unter 3 % reduziert werden. Ursache für ein AAA ist in 95 % eine Degeneration der Aortenwand. Aufgrund der erhöhten Rupturgefahr stellen asymptomatische AAA ab 5,5 cm und symptomatische AAA immer dann, wenn es der Allgemeinzustand des Patienten erlaubt, eine Operationsindikation dar. Der Ultraschall dient der Diagnosesicherung und eignet sich gut zur Verlaufsbeobachtung. Vor jeder Operation ist eine CT durchzuführen. Die Komorbidität vieler Patienten erhöht das Operationsrisiko und verkürzt auch die Lebenserwartung nach erfolgreicher OP. Diese Patienten sollten einer endovaskulären Stentimplantation zugeführt werden. Die offene Operation bleibt der goldene Standard zur Behandlung eines AAA bei jüngeren Patienten mit geringen Risikofaktoren. Die endovaskuläre Therapie eröffnet so eine Möglichkeit, bei sonst inkurablen ASAIV-Patienten doch interventionell interdisziplinär aktiv zu werden.

  18. 获得性再生障碍性贫血患者端粒-端粒酶活性的变化及其意义%Changes of telomere-telomerase activity in patients with acquired aplastic anemia

    宋佳音; 王耀春; 肖扬

    2013-01-01

    Summary To summarize (he research progress of iclomcrc length and telomerase activity in acquired aplastic anemia(Aaa). A full text database system based on PUBMED and CNK1 was adopted for searching relevant literature from 1996 to 2012 with the key words of "telomere.telomerase and acquired aplastic anemia". Criterion for data selection-The literature about advances of telomere, telomerase and acquired aplastic anemia was selected for a-nalysis. According to the standard.236 articles were analyzed. Acquired aplastic anemia is hone marrow failure syndromes that mainly results from immune-mediated destruction of hematopoiesis. About one-third of patients with Aaa have short telomeres in peripheral white blood cells.some of which have heterozygous mutations in genes encoding the telomerase components of TERT or TERC Clinical observation found that most Aaa patients with telomere shortening were insensitive to immunosuppressive therapy;the disease duration increased and the prognosis was poor. Short telomeres may cause malignant clonal diseases in the advanced .stage.such as MDS.AML. Treatment plan for these Aaa patients with shortening telomere should he adjusted. They must undergo haematopoietic stem cell transplant ( HSCT) as soon as possible,and family donors with relevant mutations must he avoided. The Aaa patients with telomere related abnormality are different from other patients regarding pathological mechanism,disease progress, treatment and prognosis. Only a small proportion of these eases could be explained by TERT or TERC mutation. Other mutation or causes may remain unknown .

  19. Animal-Assisted Activities: Results From a Survey of Top-Ranked Pediatric Oncology Hospitals.

    Chubak, Jessica; Hawkes, Rene

    2016-07-01

    Animal-assisted activities (AAA) are increasingly common, yet little is known about practices in pediatric oncology. To address this gap, we surveyed the top 20 pediatric oncology hospitals in the United States in May and June of 2014. Questionnaires were sent via e-mail and generally returned by e-mail or postal mail. Among the 19 responding hospitals, the 18 that offered AAA to pediatric patients formed the basis of our analysis. All sites had written AAA policies. Most programs were restricted to dogs. At 11 hospitals, children with cancer could participate in AAA activities. Outpatient waiting rooms and individual inpatient rooms were the most common locations for AAA with pediatric oncology patients. Safety precautions varied by hospital, but all required hand sanitation after visits and that animals receive an annual health examination, be on a leash or in a carrier, be ≥1 year old, and not be directly from a shelter. Our findings reveal consistencies and variations in practice that may help other hospitals develop their own programs and researchers identify areas of future study. PMID:26589356

  20. [Ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms - a rational measure to prevent sudden rupture].

    Torsello, Giovanni; Debus, Eike Sebastian; Schmitz-Rixen, Thomas; Grundmann, Reinhart Thomas

    2016-07-01

    The ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has still a high hospital mortality rate of about 50 % (intervention and non-corrective treatment combined). With an easy non-invasive and inexpensive measure such as the ultrasound screening rupture threatened aneurysms can be recognized in time and then treated prophylactically, hemorrhagic shock can be avoided. Screening programs in England and Sweden currently describe an AAA prevalence of 1.5 % among screened 65-year-old males. With an absolute risk reduction for aneurysm-related death of 15.1 per 10,000 men invited for screening and a cost of £ 7,370 per quality-adjusted life year (QALY), screening for this target group is highly cost-effective. Comprehensive AAA screening requires defined criteria for the quality of the aortic ultrasound examination and for the surgical treatment of detected large AAA. These interventions should be concentrated in centers obligated to quality registry documentation. Patients with smaller AAA, requiring no repair, should be included in a surveillance program, also with registry of their long-term data. PMID:27404935