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  1. Vectores recombinantes basados en el virus Vaccinia modificado de Ankara (MVA) como vacunas contra la leishmaniasis

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    Pérez Jiménez, Eva; Larraga, Vicente; Esteban, Mariano

    2005-01-01

    Vectores recombinantes basados en el virus vaccinia modificado de Ankara (MVA) como vacunas contra la leishmaniasis. Los vectores de la invención contienen secuencias codificantes de la proteína LACK, preferentemente insertadas en el locus de hemaglutinina del virus y bajo el control de un promotor que permite su expresión a lo largo del ciclo de infección del virus. Son vectores seguros, estables, que dan lugar a una potente respuesta inmune que confiere protección frente a la leishmaniasis,...

  2. Vectores recombinantes basados en el virus modificado de ankara (MVA) como vacunas preventivas y terapéuticas contra el SIDA

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    Jonathan L Heeney; Mooij, Petra; Nájera García, José Luis; Jiménez, Victoria; Esteban, Mariano; Gómez, Carmen E.

    2005-01-01

    Vectores Recombinantes basados en el Virus Modificado de Ankara (MVA) como Vacunas Preventivas y Terapéuticas contra el SIDA. Losvirus recombinantes de la invención contienen secuencias que se encuentran insertadas en el mismo sitio de inserción del MVA y permiten la expresión simultánea de varios antígenos, una proteína Env del VIH-I consistente en una proteína gpl20 carente de secuencias correspondientes a la proteína gp41, y una proteína quiméricade fusión de Gag, Pol y Nef. Son virus esta...

  3. Vectores recombinantes basados en el virus modificado de Ankara (MVA), con deleción en el gen C6L, como vacunas contra el VIH/SIDA y otras enfermedades

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    García-Arriaza, J.; Gómez, Carmen E.; Esteban, Mariano

    2011-01-01

    La presente invención se engloba dentro de los campos de la biología molecular y de la biotecnología. Específicamente se refiere a virus recombinantes basados en el virus modificado de Ankara (MVA) que expresan los antígenos gp120 y Gag-Pol-Nef del virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH-1) de subtipo B (MVA-B), sobre los que se ha delecionado el gen de vaccinia C6L, y que han sido diseñados para utilizarse como vacunas contra el VIH/SIDA y otras enfermedades.

  4. Vectores recombinantes basados en el virus modificado de ankara (MVA), con deleción en el gen C6L, como vacunas contra el VIH/SIDA y otras enfermedades

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    García-Arriaza, J.; Gómez, Carmen E.; Esteban, Mariano

    2011-01-01

    [ES] La presente invención engloba dentro de los campos de la biología molecular y de la biotecnología. Especificamente se refiere a virus recombinantes basados en el virus modificado de Ankara (MVA) que expresan los antigenos gp120 y Gag-Pol-Nef del virus de la inmunodeficienciahumana (VIH-1) de subtipo B (MVA-B), sobre los que see ha delecionado el gen de vaccinia C6L, y que han sido diseñados para utilizarse como vacunas contra el VIH/SIDA y otras enfermedades.

  5. Vectores recombinantes basados en el virus modificado de Ankara (MVA) com vacunas preventivas y terapeúticas contra la hepatitis C

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    Esteban, Mariano; Gómez, Carmen E.; Perdiguero, Beatriz

    2014-01-01

    [ES] Los virus recombinantes de la invención contienen secuencias que se encuentran insertadas en el mismo sitio de inserción del MVA y que permiten la expresión simultáneamente de varios antígenos del VHC, concretamente las proteínas maduras estructurales (Core, E1, E2 y p7) y no estructurales (NS2, NS3, NS4A, NS4B, NS5A más los 201 aminoácidos de la región N-terminal de NS5B). Con ello se consiguen virus recombinantes estables, que permiten el desencadenamiento de una respuesta inmune contr...

  6. [Modified vaccinia virus ankara (MVA)--development as recombinant vaccine and prospects for use in veterinary medicine].

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    Volz, Asisa; Fux, Robert; Langenmayer, Martin C; Sutter, Gerd

    2015-01-01

    Poxviruses as expression vectors are widely used in medical research for the development of recombinant vaccines and molecular therapies. Here we review recent accomplishments in vaccine research using recombinant modified vaccinia virus ankara (MVA). MVA is a highly attenuated vaccinia virus strain that originated from serial tissue culture passage in chicken embryo fibroblasts more than 40 years ago. Growth adaptation to avian host cells caused deletions and mutations in the viral genome affecting about 15% of the original genetic information. In consequence, MVA is replication-deficient in cells of mammalian origin and fails to produce many of the virulence factors encoded by conventional vaccinia virus. Because of its safety for the general environment MVA can be handled under conditions of biosafety level one. Non-replicating MVA can enter any target cell and activate its molecular life cycle to express all classes of viral and recombinant genes. Therefore, recombinant MVA have been established as an extremely safe and efficient vector system for vaccine development in medical research. By now, various recombinant MVA vaccines have been found safe and immunogenic when used for phase I/II clinical testing in humans, and suitable for industrial scale production following good practice of manufacturing. Thus, there is an obvious usefulness of recombinant MVA vaccines for novel prophylactic and therapeutic approaches also in veterinary medicine. Results from first studies in companion and farm animals are highly promising.

  7. Recombination-mediated genetic engineering of a bacterial artificial chromosome clone of modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA)

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    Cottingham, Matthew G; Andersen, Rikke F; Spencer, Alexandra J

    2008-01-01

    The production, manipulation and rescue of a bacterial artificial chromosome clone of Vaccinia virus (VAC-BAC) in order to expedite construction of expression vectors and mutagenesis of the genome has been described (Domi & Moss, 2002, PNAS99 12415-20). The genomic BAC clone was 'rescued' back...... to infectious virus using a Fowlpox virus helper to supply transcriptional machinery. We apply here a similar approach to the attenuated strain Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA), now widely used as a safe non-replicating recombinant vaccine vector in mammals, including humans. Four apparently full......K counterselection to insert an antigen expression cassette lacking a tandem marker gene into the traditional thymidine kinase locus of MVA-BAC. MVA continues to feature prominently in clinical trials of recombinant vaccines against diseases such as HIV-AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Here we demonstrate in proof-of-concept...

  8. Cross-protective immunity against multiple influenza virus subtypes by a novel modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) vectored vaccine in mice.

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    Brewoo, Joseph N; Powell, Tim D; Jones, Jeremy C; Gundlach, Nancy A; Young, Ginger R; Chu, Haiyan; Das, Subash C; Partidos, Charalambos D; Stinchcomb, Dan T; Osorio, Jorge E

    2013-04-03

    Development of an influenza vaccine that provides cross-protective immunity remains a challenge. Candidate vaccines based on a recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) viral vector expressing antigens from influenza (MVA/Flu) viruses were constructed. A vaccine candidate, designated MVA/HA1/C13L/NP, that expresses the hemagglutinin from pandemic H1N1 (A/California/04/09) and the nucleoprotein (NP) from highly pathogenic H5N1 (A/Vietnam/1203/04) fused to a secretory signal sequence from vaccinia virus was highly protective. The vaccine elicited strong antibody titers to homologous H1N1 viruses while cross-reactive antibodies to heterologous viruses were not detectable. In mice, this MVA/HA1/C13L/NP vaccine conferred complete protection against lethal challenge with A/Vietnam/1203/04 (H5N1), A/Norway/3487-2/09 (pandemic H1N1) or A/Influenza/Puerto Rico/8/34 (seasonal H1N1) and partial protection (57.1%) against challenge with seasonal H3N2 virus (A/Aichi/68). The protective efficacy of the vaccine was not affected by pre-existing immunity to vaccinia. Our findings highlight MVA as suitable vector to express multiple influenza antigens that could afford broad cross-protective immunity against multiple subtypes of influenza virus.

  9. Safety, Immunogenicity and Efficacy of Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) Against Dryvax® Challenge in Vaccinia-Naïve and Vaccinia-Immune Individuals

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    Parrino, Janie; McCurdy, Lewis H.; Larkin, Brenda D.; Gordon, Ingelise J.; Rucker, Steven E.; Enama, Mary E.; Koup, Richard A.; Roederer, Mario; Bailer, Robert T.; Moodie, Zoe; Gu, Lin; Yan, Lihan; Graham, Barney S.

    2007-01-01

    Modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) was evaluated as an alternative to Dryvax® in vaccinia-naïve and immune adult volunteers. Subjects received intramuscular MVA or placebo followed by Dryvax® challenge at 3 months. Two or more doses of MVA prior to Dryvax® reduced severity of lesion formation, decreased magnitude and duration of viral shedding, and augmented post-Dryvax® vaccinia-specific CD8+ T cell responses and extracellular enveloped virus protein-specific antibody responses. MVA vaccination is safe and immunogenic and improves the safety and immunogenicity of subsequent Dryvax® vaccination supporting the potential for using MVA as a vaccine in the general population to improve immunity to orthopoxviruses. PMID:17126963

  10. Induction of antibody responses to African horse sickness virus (AHSV in ponies after vaccination with recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA.

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    Rachael Chiam

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: African horse sickness virus (AHSV causes a non-contagious, infectious disease in equids, with mortality rates that can exceed 90% in susceptible horse populations. AHSV vaccines play a crucial role in the control of the disease; however, there are concerns over the use of polyvalent live attenuated vaccines particularly in areas where AHSV is not endemic. Therefore, it is important to consider alternative approaches for AHSV vaccine development. We have carried out a pilot study to investigate the ability of recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA vaccines expressing VP2, VP7 or NS3 genes of AHSV to stimulate immune responses against AHSV antigens in the horse. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: VP2, VP7 and NS3 genes from AHSV-4/Madrid87 were cloned into the vaccinia transfer vector pSC11 and recombinant MVA viruses generated. Antigen expression or transcription of the AHSV genes from cells infected with the recombinant viruses was confirmed. Pairs of ponies were vaccinated with MVAVP2, MVAVP7 or MVANS3 and both MVA vector and AHSV antigen-specific antibody responses were analysed. Vaccination with MVAVP2 induced a strong AHSV neutralising antibody response (VN titre up to a value of 2. MVAVP7 also induced AHSV antigen-specific responses, detected by western blotting. NS3 specific antibody responses were not detected. CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study demonstrates the immunogenicity of recombinant MVA vectored AHSV vaccines, in particular MVAVP2, and indicates that further work to investigate whether these vaccines would confer protection from lethal AHSV challenge in the horse is justifiable.

  11. A genotype of modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) that facilitates replication in suspension cultures in chemically defined medium.

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    Jordan, Ingo; Horn, Deborah; John, Katrin; Sandig, Volker

    2013-01-21

    While vectored vaccines, based on hyperattenuated viruses, may lead to new treatment options against infectious diseases and certain cancers, they are also complex products and sometimes difficult to provide in sufficient amount and purity. To facilitate vaccine programs utilizing host-restricted poxviruses, we established avian suspension cell lines (CR and CR.pIX) and developed a robust, chemically defined, culturing process for production of this class of vectors. For one prominent member, modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA), we now describe a new strain that appears to replicate to greater yields of infectious units, especially in the cell-free supernatant of cultures in chemically defined media. The new strain was obtained by repeated passaging in CR suspension cultures and, consistent with reports on the exceptional genetic stability of MVA, sequencing of 135 kb of the viral genomic DNA revealed that only three structural proteins (A3L, A9L and A34R) each carry a single amino acid exchange (H639Y, K75E and D86Y, respectively). Host restriction in a plaque-purified isolate of the new genotype appears to be maintained in cell culture. Processing towards an injectable vaccine preparation may be simplified with this strain as a complete lysate, containing the main burden of host cell contaminants, may not be required anymore to obtain adequate yields.

  12. Construction of Recombinant Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) Expressing Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen

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    2006-01-01

    The T lymphocyte response has been shown to be the determinant in the clearance of many viral infections.Hence, therapeutic vaccine candidates against HBV are designed to enhance this response of the immune system.Vaccinia virus vector-based vaccines have been proposed as excellent candidates to elicit long-term and strong T lymphocyte mediated immune responses. In this study, the recombinant MVA expressing HBV surface antigen has been constructed, which can elicit a potent T cell mediated response. The ELISA results for the surface protein in the medium of the recombinant MVA, strongly indicate that the recombinant virus has been successfully obtained.

  13. Vaccination of mice with a modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) virus expressing the African horse sickness virus (AHSV) capsid protein VP2 induces virus neutralising antibodies that confer protection against AHSV upon passive immunisation.

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    Calvo-Pinilla, Eva; de la Poza, Francisco; Gubbins, Simon; Mertens, Peter Paul Clement; Ortego, Javier; Castillo-Olivares, Javier

    2014-02-13

    In previous studies we showed that a recombinant Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) virus expressing the protein VP2 of AHSV serotype 4 (MVA-VP2) induced virus neutralising antibodies in horses and protected interferon alpha receptor gene knock-out mice (IFNAR-/-) against challenge. We continued these studies and determined, in the IFNAR-/- mouse model, whether the antibody responses induced by MVA-VP2 vaccination play a key role in protection against AHSV. Thus, groups of mice were vaccinated with wild type MVA (MVA-wt) or MVA-VP2 and the antisera from these mice were used in a passive immunisation experiment. Donor antisera from (a) MVA-wt; (b) MVA-VP2 vaccinated; or (c) MVA-VP2 vaccinated and AHSV infected mice, were transferred to AHSV non-immune recipient mice. The recipients were challenged with virulent AHSV together with MVA-VP2 vaccinated and MVA-wt vaccinated control animals and the levels of protection against AHSV-4 were compared between all these groups. The results showed that following AHSV challenge, mice that were passively immunised with MVA-VP2 vaccinated antisera were highly protected against AHSV disease and had lower levels of viraemia than recipients of MVA-wt antisera. Our study indicates that MVA-VP2 vaccination induces a highly protective humoral immune response against AHSV.

  14. Vaccination of horses with a recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara virus (MVA) expressing African horse sickness (AHS) virus major capsid protein VP2 provides complete clinical protection against challenge.

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    Alberca, Berta; Bachanek-Bankowska, Katarzyna; Cabana, Marta; Calvo-Pinilla, Eva; Viaplana, Elisenda; Frost, Lorraine; Gubbins, Simon; Urniza, Alicia; Mertens, Peter; Castillo-Olivares, Javier

    2014-06-17

    African horse sickness virus (AHSV) is an arthropod-borne pathogen that infects all species of equidae and causes high mortality in horses. Previously, a recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) virus expressing the protein VP2 of AHSV serotype 4 was shown to induce virus neutralising antibodies in horses and protected interferon alpha receptor gene knock-out mice (IFNAR -/-) against virulent AHSV challenge. This study builds on the previous work, examining the protective efficacy of MVA-VP2 vaccination in the natural host of AHSV infection. A study group of 4 horses was vaccinated twice with a recombinant MVA virus expressing the major capsid protein (VP2) of AHSV serotype 9. Vaccinated animals and a control group of unvaccinated horses were then challenged with a virulent strain of AHSV-9. The vaccinated animals were completely protected against clinical disease and also against viraemia as measured by standard end-point dilution assays. In contrast, all control horses presented viraemia after challenge and succumbed to the infection. These results demonstrate the potential of recombinant MVA viruses expressing the outer capsid VP2 of AHSV as a protective vaccine against AHSV infection in the field.

  15. Phase I safety and immunogenicity evaluation of MVA-CMDR, a multigenic, recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara-HIV-1 vaccine candidate.

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    Jeffrey R Currier

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: We conducted a Phase I randomized, dose-escalation, route-comparison trial of MVA-CMDR, a candidate HIV-1 vaccine based on a recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara viral vector expressing HIV-1 genes env/gag/pol. The HIV sequences were derived from circulating recombinant form CRF01_AE, which predominates in Thailand. The objective was to evaluate safety and immunogenicity of MVA-CMDR in human volunteers in the US and Thailand. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: MVA-CMDR or placebo was administered intra-muscularly (IM; 10(7 or 10(8 pfu or intradermally (ID; 10(6 or 10(7 pfu at months 0, 1 and 3, to 48 healthy volunteers at low risk for HIV-1 infection. Twelve volunteers in each dosage group were randomized to receive MVA-CMDR or placebo (10∶2. Volunteers were actively monitored for local and systemic reactogenicity and adverse events post vaccination. Cellular immunogenicity was assessed by a validated IFNγ Elispot assay, an intracellular cytokine staining assay, lymphocyte proliferation and a (51Cr-release assay. Humoral immunogenicity was assessed by ADCC for gp120 and binding antibody ELISAs for gp120 and p24. MVA-CMDR was safe and well tolerated with no vaccine related serious adverse events. Cell-mediated immune responses were: (i moderate in magnitude (median IFNγ Elispot of 78 SFC/10(6 PBMC at 10(8 pfu IM, but high in response rate (70% (51Cr-release positive; 90% Elispot positive; 100% ICS positive, at 10(8 pfu IM; (ii predominantly HIV Env-specific CD4(+ T cells, with a high proliferative capacity and durable for at least 6 months (100% LPA response rate by the IM route; (iv dose- and route-dependent with 10(8 pfu IM being the most immunogenic treatment. Binding antibodies against gp120 and p24 were detectable in all vaccination groups with ADCC capacity detectable at the highest dose (40% positive at 10(8 pfu IM. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: MVA-CMDR delivered both intramuscularly and intradermally was safe, well-tolerated and

  16. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase II Trial Investigating the Safety and Immunogenicity of Modified Vaccinia Ankara Smallpox Vaccine (MVA-BN® in 56-80-Year-Old Subjects.

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    Richard N Greenberg

    Full Text Available Modified Vaccinia Ankara MVA-BN® is a live, highly attenuated, viral vaccine under advanced development as a non-replicating smallpox vaccine. In this Phase II trial, the safety and immunogenicity of Modified Vaccinia Ankara MVA-BN® (MVA was assessed in a 56-80 years old population.MVA with a virus titer of 1 x 108 TCID50/dose was administered via subcutaneous injection to 56-80 year old vaccinia-experienced subjects (N = 120. Subjects received either two injections of MVA (MM group or one injection of Placebo and one injection of MVA (PM group four weeks apart. Safety was evaluated by assessment of adverse events (AE, focused physical exams, electrocardiogram recordings and safety laboratories. Solicited AEs consisted of a set of pre-defined expected local reactions (erythema, swelling, pain, pruritus, and induration and systemic symptoms (body temperature, headache, myalgia, nausea and fatigue and were recorded on a memory aid for an 8-day period following each injection. The immunogenicity of the vaccine was evaluated in terms of humoral immune responses measured with a vaccinia-specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA and a plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT before and at different time points after vaccination.Vaccinations were well tolerated by all subjects. No serious adverse event related to MVA and no case of myopericarditis was reported. The overall incidence of unsolicited AEs was similar in both groups. For both groups immunogenicity responses two weeks after the final vaccination (i.e. Visit 4 were as follows: Seroconversion (SC rates (doubling of titers from baseline in vaccine specific antibody titers measured by ELISA were 83.3% in Group MM and 82.8% in Group PM (difference 0.6% with 95% exact CI [-13.8%, 15.0%], and 90.0% for Group MM and 77.6% for Group PM measured by PRNT (difference 12.4% with 95% CI of [-1.1%, 27.0%]. Geometric mean titers (GMT measured by ELISA two weeks after the final vaccination for

  17. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase II Trial Investigating the Safety and Immunogenicity of Modified Vaccinia Ankara Smallpox Vaccine (MVA-BN®) in 56-80-Year-Old Subjects

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    Greenberg, Richard N.; Hay, Christine M.; Stapleton, Jack T.; Marbury, Thomas C.; Wagner, Eva; Kreitmeir, Eva; von Krempelhuber, Alfred; Young, Philip; Nichols, Richard; Meyer, Thomas P.; Weigl, Josef; Virgin, Garth; Arndtz-Wiedemann, Nathaly; Chaplin, Paul

    2016-01-01

    Background Modified Vaccinia Ankara MVA-BN® is a live, highly attenuated, viral vaccine under advanced development as a non-replicating smallpox vaccine. In this Phase II trial, the safety and immunogenicity of Modified Vaccinia Ankara MVA-BN® (MVA) was assessed in a 56–80 years old population. Methods MVA with a virus titer of 1 x 108 TCID50/dose was administered via subcutaneous injection to 56–80 year old vaccinia-experienced subjects (N = 120). Subjects received either two injections of MVA (MM group) or one injection of Placebo and one injection of MVA (PM group) four weeks apart. Safety was evaluated by assessment of adverse events (AE), focused physical exams, electrocardiogram recordings and safety laboratories. Solicited AEs consisted of a set of pre-defined expected local reactions (erythema, swelling, pain, pruritus, and induration) and systemic symptoms (body temperature, headache, myalgia, nausea and fatigue) and were recorded on a memory aid for an 8-day period following each injection. The immunogenicity of the vaccine was evaluated in terms of humoral immune responses measured with a vaccinia-specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and a plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) before and at different time points after vaccination. Results Vaccinations were well tolerated by all subjects. No serious adverse event related to MVA and no case of myopericarditis was reported. The overall incidence of unsolicited AEs was similar in both groups. For both groups immunogenicity responses two weeks after the final vaccination (i.e. Visit 4) were as follows: Seroconversion (SC) rates (doubling of titers from baseline) in vaccine specific antibody titers measured by ELISA were 83.3% in Group MM and 82.8% in Group PM (difference 0.6% with 95% exact CI [-13.8%, 15.0%]), and 90.0% for Group MM and 77.6% for Group PM measured by PRNT (difference 12.4% with 95% CI of [-1.1%, 27.0%]). Geometric mean titers (GMT) measured by ELISA two weeks after

  18. Alphavirus replicon DNA expressing HIV antigens is an excellent prime for boosting with recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA or with HIV gp140 protein antigen.

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    Maria L Knudsen

    Full Text Available Vaccination with DNA is an attractive strategy for induction of pathogen-specific T cells and antibodies. Studies in humans have shown that DNA vaccines are safe, but their immunogenicity needs further improvement. As a step towards this goal, we have previously demonstrated that immunogenicity is increased with the use of an alphavirus DNA-launched replicon (DREP vector compared to conventional DNA vaccines. In this study, we investigated the effect of varying the dose and number of administrations of DREP when given as a prime prior to a heterologous boost with poxvirus vector (MVA and/or HIV gp140 protein formulated in glucopyranosyl lipid A (GLA-AF adjuvant. The DREP and MVA vaccine constructs encoded Env and a Gag-Pol-Nef fusion protein from HIV clade C. One to three administrations of 0.2 μg DREP induced lower HIV-specific T cell and IgG responses than the equivalent number of immunizations with 10 μg DREP. However, the two doses were equally efficient as a priming component in a heterologous prime-boost regimen. The magnitude of immune responses depended on the number of priming immunizations rather than the dose. A single low dose of DREP prior to a heterologous boost resulted in greatly increased immune responses compared to MVA or protein antigen alone, demonstrating that a mere 0.2 μg DREP was sufficient for priming immune responses. Following a DREP prime, T cell responses were expanded greatly by an MVA boost, and IgG responses were also expanded when boosted with protein antigen. When MVA and protein were administered simultaneously following multiple DREP primes, responses were slightly compromised compared to administering them sequentially. In conclusion, we have demonstrated efficient priming of HIV-specific T cell and IgG responses with a low dose of DREP, and shown that the priming effect depends on number of primes administered rather than dose.

  19. Immunization with recombinant DNA and modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) vectors delivering PSCA and STEAP1 antigens inhibits prostate cancer progression.

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    Krupa, Magdalena; Canamero, Marta; Gomez, Carmen E; Najera, Jose L; Gil, Jesus; Esteban, Mariano

    2011-02-04

    Despite recent advances in early detection and improvement of conventional therapies, there is an urgent need for development of additional approaches for prevention and/or treatment of prostate cancer, and the use of immunotherapeutic modalities, such as cancer vaccines, is one of the most promising strategies. In this study, we evaluated the prophylactic efficacy of an active immunization protocol against prostate cancer associated antigens mPSCA and mSTEAP1 in experimental prostate cancer. Two antigen delivery platforms, recombinant DNA and MVA vectors, both encoding either mPSCA or mSTEAP1 were used in diversified DNA prime/MVA boost vaccination protocol. Antitumour activity was evaluated in TRAMP-C1 subcutaneous syngeneic tumour model and TRAMP mice. DNA prime/MVA boost immunization against either mPSCA or mSTEAP1, delayed tumour growth in TRAMP-C1 cells-challenged mice. Furthermore, simultaneous vaccination with both antigens produced a stronger anti-tumour effect against TRAMP-C1 tumours than vaccination with either mPSCA or mSTEAP1 alone. Most importantly, concurrent DNA prime/MVA boost vaccination regimen with those antigens significantly decreased primary tumour burden in TRAMP mice without producing any apparent adverse effects. Histopathological analysis of prostate tumours from vaccinated and control TRAMP mice revealed also that mPSCA/mSTEAP1 based-vaccination was effective at reducing the severity of prostatic lesions and incidence of high-grade poorly differentiated prostate cancer. Suppression of the disease progression in TRAMP mice was correlated with decreased proliferation index and increased infiltration of T-cells in prostate tissue. Active immunization against PSCA and STEAP1 using DNA prime/MVA boost strategy is a promising approach for prevention and/or treatment of prostate cancer.

  20. Alphavirus replicon DNA expressing HIV antigens is an excellent prime for boosting with recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) or with HIV gp140 protein antigen.

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    Knudsen, Maria L; Ljungberg, Karl; Tatoud, Roger; Weber, Jonathan; Esteban, Mariano; Liljeström, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Vaccination with DNA is an attractive strategy for induction of pathogen-specific T cells and antibodies. Studies in humans have shown that DNA vaccines are safe, but their immunogenicity needs further improvement. As a step towards this goal, we have previously demonstrated that immunogenicity is increased with the use of an alphavirus DNA-launched replicon (DREP) vector compared to conventional DNA vaccines. In this study, we investigated the effect of varying the dose and number of administrations of DREP when given as a prime prior to a heterologous boost with poxvirus vector (MVA) and/or HIV gp140 protein formulated in glucopyranosyl lipid A (GLA-AF) adjuvant. The DREP and MVA vaccine constructs encoded Env and a Gag-Pol-Nef fusion protein from HIV clade C. One to three administrations of 0.2 μg DREP induced lower HIV-specific T cell and IgG responses than the equivalent number of immunizations with 10 μg DREP. However, the two doses were equally efficient as a priming component in a heterologous prime-boost regimen. The magnitude of immune responses depended on the number of priming immunizations rather than the dose. A single low dose of DREP prior to a heterologous boost resulted in greatly increased immune responses compared to MVA or protein antigen alone, demonstrating that a mere 0.2 μg DREP was sufficient for priming immune responses. Following a DREP prime, T cell responses were expanded greatly by an MVA boost, and IgG responses were also expanded when boosted with protein antigen. When MVA and protein were administered simultaneously following multiple DREP primes, responses were slightly compromised compared to administering them sequentially. In conclusion, we have demonstrated efficient priming of HIV-specific T cell and IgG responses with a low dose of DREP, and shown that the priming effect depends on number of primes administered rather than dose.

  1. Development of a novel, guinea pig-specific IFN-γ ELISPOT assay and characterization of guinea pig cytomegalovirus GP83-specific cellular immune responses following immunization with a modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA)-vectored GP83 vaccine.

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    Gillis, Peter A; Hernandez-Alvarado, Nelmary; Gnanandarajah, Josephine S; Wussow, Felix; Diamond, Don J; Schleiss, Mark R

    2014-06-30

    The guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) provides a useful animal model for studying the pathogenesis of many infectious diseases, and for preclinical evaluation of vaccines. However, guinea pig models are limited by the lack of immunological reagents required for characterization and quantification of antigen-specific T cell responses. To address this deficiency, an enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assay for guinea pig interferon (IFN)-γ was developed to measure antigen/epitope-specific T cell responses to guinea pig cytomegalovirus (GPCMV) vaccines. Using splenocytes harvested from animals vaccinated with a modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) vector encoding the GPCMV GP83 (homolog of human CMV pp65 [gpUL83]) protein, we were able to enumerate and map antigen-specific responses, both in vaccinated as well as GPCMV-infected animals, using a panel of GP83-specific peptides. Several potential immunodominant GP83-specific peptides were identified, including one epitope, LGIVHFFDN, that was noted in all guinea pigs that had a detectable CD8+ response to GP83. Development of a guinea pig IFN-γ ELISPOT should be useful in characterization of additional T cell-specific responses to GPCMV, as well as other pathogens. This information in turn can help focus future experimental evaluation of immunization strategies, both for GPCMV as well as for other vaccine-preventable illnesses studied in the guinea pig model.

  2. Modified Vaccinia Ankara Virus Vaccination Provides Long-Term Protection against Nasal Rabbitpox Virus Challenge

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    Jones, Dorothy I.; McGee, Charles E.; Sample, Christopher J.; Sempowski, Gregory D.; Pickup, David J.

    2016-01-01

    Modified vaccinia Ankara virus (MVA) is a smallpox vaccine candidate. This study was performed to determine if MVA vaccination provides long-term protection against rabbitpox virus (RPXV) challenge, an animal model of smallpox. Two doses of MVA provided 100% protection against a lethal intranasal RPXV challenge administered 9 months after vaccination. PMID:27146001

  3. Percutaneous Vaccination as an Effective Method of Delivery of MVA and MVA-Vectored Vaccines.

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    Clement A Meseda

    Full Text Available The robustness of immune responses to an antigen could be dictated by the route of vaccine inoculation. Traditional smallpox vaccines, essentially vaccinia virus strains, that were used in the eradication of smallpox were administered by percutaneous inoculation (skin scarification. The modified vaccinia virus Ankara is licensed as a smallpox vaccine in Europe and Canada and currently undergoing clinical development in the United States. MVA is also being investigated as a vector for the delivery of heterologous genes for prophylactic or therapeutic immunization. Since MVA is replication-deficient, MVA and MVA-vectored vaccines are often inoculated through the intramuscular, intradermal or subcutaneous routes. Vaccine inoculation via the intramuscular, intradermal or subcutaneous routes requires the use of injection needles, and an estimated 10 to 20% of the population of the United States has needle phobia. Following an observation in our laboratory that a replication-deficient recombinant vaccinia virus derived from the New York City Board of Health strain elicited protective immune responses in a mouse model upon inoculation by tail scarification, we investigated whether MVA and MVA recombinants can elicit protective responses following percutaneous administration in mouse models. Our data suggest that MVA administered by percutaneous inoculation, elicited vaccinia-specific antibody responses, and protected mice from lethal vaccinia virus challenge, at levels comparable to or better than subcutaneous or intramuscular inoculation. High titers of specific neutralizing antibodies were elicited in mice inoculated with a recombinant MVA expressing the herpes simplex type 2 glycoprotein D after scarification. Similarly, a recombinant MVA expressing the hemagglutinin of attenuated influenza virus rgA/Viet Nam/1203/2004 (H5N1 elicited protective immune responses when administered at low doses by scarification. Taken together, our data suggest that

  4. Immunogenicity of viral vector, prime-boost SIV vaccine regimens in infant rhesus macaques: attenuated vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) and modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) recombinant SIV vaccines compared to live-attenuated SIV.

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    Van Rompay, Koen K A; Abel, Kristina; Earl, Patricia; Kozlowski, Pamela A; Easlick, Juliet; Moore, Joseph; Buonocore-Buzzelli, Linda; Schmidt, Kimberli A; Wilson, Robert L; Simon, Ian; Moss, Bernard; Rose, Nina; Rose, John; Marthas, Marta L

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    In a previously developed infant macaque model mimicking HIV infection by breast-feeding, we demonstrated that intramuscular immunization with recombinant poxvirus vaccines expressing simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) structural proteins provided partial protection against infection following oral inoculation with virulent SIV. In an attempt to further increase systemic but also local antiviral immune responses at the site of viral entry, we tested the immunogenicity of different orally administered, replicating vaccines. One group of newborn macaques received an oral prime immunization with a recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus expressing SIVmac239 gag, pol and env (VSV-SIVgpe), followed 2 weeks later by an intramuscular boost immunization with MVA-SIV. Another group received two immunizations with live-attenuated SIVmac1A11, administered each time both orally and intravenously. Control animals received mock immunizations or non-SIV VSV and MVA control vectors. Analysis of SIV-specific immune responses in blood and lymphoid tissues at 4 weeks of age demonstrated that both vaccine regimens induced systemic antibody responses and both systemic and local cell-mediated immune responses. The safety and immunogenicity of the VSV-SIVgpe+MVA-SIV immunization regimen described in this report provide the scientific incentive to explore the efficacy of this vaccine regimen against virulent SIV exposure in the infant macaque model.

  5. Recombinant MVA vaccines: dispelling the myths.

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    Cottingham, Matthew G; Carroll, Miles W

    2013-09-06

    Diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and cancer are prime targets for prophylactic or therapeutic vaccination, but have proven partially or wholly resistant to traditional approaches to vaccine design. New vaccines based on recombinant viral vectors expressing a foreign antigen are under intense development for these and other indications. One of the most advanced and most promising vectors is the attenuated, non-replicating poxvirus MVA (modified vaccinia virus Ankara), a safer derivative of the uniquely successful smallpox vaccine. Despite the ability of recombinant MVA to induce potent humoral and cellular immune responses against transgenic antigen in humans, especially when used as the latter element of a heterologous prime-boost regimen, doubts are occasionally expressed about the ultimate feasibility of this approach. In this review, five common misconceptions over recombinant MVA are discussed, and evidence is cited to show that recombinant MVA is at least sufficiently genetically stable, manufacturable, safe, and immunogenic (even in the face of prior anti-vector immunity) to warrant reasonable hope over the feasibility of large-scale deployment, should useful levels of protection against target pathogens, or therapeutic benefit for cancer, be demonstrated in efficacy trials.

  6. Middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus spike protein delivered by modified vaccinia virus ankara efficiently induces virus-neutralizing antibodies

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    F. Song (Fei); R. Fux (Robert); L.B.V. Provacia (Lisette); A. Volz (Asisa); M. Eickmann; S. Becker (Stephan); A.D.M.E. Osterhaus (Albert); B.L. Haagmans (Bart); G. Suttera (Gerd)

    2013-01-01

    textabstractMiddle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has recently emerged as a causative agent of severe respiratory disease in humans. Here, we constructed recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) expressing full-length MERS-CoV spike (S) protein (MVA-MERS-S). The genetic sta

  7. Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara: History, Value in Basic Research, and Current Perspectives for Vaccine Development.

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    Volz, A; Sutter, G

    2017-01-01

    Safety tested Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) is licensed as third-generation vaccine against smallpox and serves as a potent vector system for development of new candidate vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer. Historically, MVA was developed by serial tissue culture passage in primary chicken cells of vaccinia virus strain Ankara, and clinically used to avoid the undesirable side effects of conventional smallpox vaccination. Adapted to growth in avian cells MVA lost the ability to replicate in mammalian hosts and lacks many of the genes orthopoxviruses use to conquer their host (cell) environment. As a biologically well-characterized mutant virus, MVA facilitates fundamental research to elucidate the functions of poxvirus host-interaction factors. As extremely safe viral vectors MVA vaccines have been found immunogenic and protective in various preclinical infection models. Multiple recombinant MVA currently undergo clinical testing for vaccination against human immunodeficiency viruses, Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Plasmodium falciparum. The versatility of the MVA vector vaccine platform is readily demonstrated by the swift development of experimental vaccines for immunization against emerging infections such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. Recent advances include promising results from the clinical testing of recombinant MVA-producing antigens of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 or Ebola virus. This review summarizes our current knowledge about MVA as a unique strain of vaccinia virus, and discusses the prospects of exploiting this virus as research tool in poxvirus biology or as safe viral vector vaccine to challenge existing and future bottlenecks in vaccinology.

  8. Protective immunity in macaques vaccinated with a modified vaccinia virus Ankara-based measles virus vaccine in the presence of passively acquired antibodies

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    K.J. Stittelaar (Koert); L.S. Wyatt (Linda); R.L. de Swart (Rik); H.W. Vos (Helma); J. Groen (Jan); G. van Amerongen (Geert); R.S. van Binnendijk (Rob); S. Rozenblatt (Shmuel); B. Moss (Bernard); A.D.M.E. Osterhaus (Albert)

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    textabstractRecombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA), encoding the measles virus (MV) fusion (F) and hemagglutinin (H) (MVA-FH) glycoproteins, was evaluated in an MV vaccination-challenge model with macaques. Animals were vaccinated twice in the absence or presence of passively transferred M

  9. Protective immunity in macaques vaccinated with a modified vaccinia virus Ankara-based measles virus vaccine in the presence of passively acquired antibodies

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    K.J. Stittelaar (Koert); L.S. Wyatt (Linda); R.L. de Swart (Rik); H.W. Vos (Helma); J. Groen (Jan); R.S. van Binnendijk (Rob); S. Rozenblatt (Shmuel); B. Moss (Bernard); G. van Amerongen (Geert); A.D.M.E. Osterhaus (Albert)

    2000-01-01

    textabstractRecombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA), encoding the measles virus (MV) fusion (F) and hemagglutinin (H) (MVA-FH) glycoproteins, was evaluated in an MV vaccination-challenge model with macaques. Animals were vaccinated twice in the absence or presence of passi

  10. Modified vaccinia virus Ankara protects macaques against respiratory challenge with monkeypox virus.

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    K.J. Stittelaar (Koert); G. van Amerongen (Geert); I. Kondova (Ivanela); R.F. van Lavieren (Rob); F.H. Pistoor (Frank); H.G.M. Niesters (Bert); G.J.J. van Doornum (Gerard); B.A.M. van der Zeijst (Ben); L. Mateo (Luis); P.J. Chaplin (Paul); A.D.M.E. Osterhaus (Albert); T. Kuiken (Thijs)

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    textabstractThe use of classical smallpox vaccines based on vaccinia virus (VV) is associated with severe complications in both naive and immune individuals. Modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA), a highly attenuated replication-deficient strain of VV, has been proven to be safe in humans and immunoc

  11. Modified vaccinia virus Ankara protects macaques against respiratory challenge with monkeypox virus

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    Stittelaar, Koert J; van Amerongen, Geert; Kondova, Ivanela; Kuiken, Thijs; van Lavieren, Rob F; Pistoor, Frank H M; Niesters, Hubert G M; van Doornum, Gerard; van der Zeijst, Ben A M; Mateo, Luis; Chaplin, Paul J; Osterhaus, Albert D M E

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    The use of classical smallpox vaccines based on vaccinia virus (VV) is associated with severe complications in both naive and immune individuals. Modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA), a highly attenuated replication-deficient strain of VV, has been proven to be safe in humans and immunocompromised a

  12. Market implementation of the MVA platform for pre-pandemic and pandemic influenza vaccines: A quantitative key opinion leader analysis

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    B. Ramezanpour (Bahar); E.S. Pronker (Esther); J.H.C.M. Kreijtz (Joost); A.D.M.E. Osterhaus (Albert); H.J.H.M. Claassen (Eric)

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    textabstractA quantitative method is presented to rank strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) as a platform for pre-pandemic and pandemic influenza vaccines. Analytic hierarchy process (AHP) was applied to achieve pairwise comparisons among S

  13. Deletion of Fifteen Open Reading Frames from Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara Fails to Improve Immunogenicity.

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    Naif Khalaf Alharbi

    Full Text Available Modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA is a highly attenuated strain of vaccinia virus, which has been used as a recombinant vaccine vector in many vaccine development programmes. The loss of many immunosuppressive and host-range genes resulted in a safe and immunogenic vaccine vector. However it still retains some immunomodulatory genes that may reduce MVA immunogenicity. Earlier reports demonstrated that the deletion of the A41L, B15R, C6L, or C12L open reading frames (ORFs enhanced cellular immune responses in recombinant MVA (rMVA by up to 2-fold. However, previously, we showed that deletion of the C12L, A44L, A46R, B7R, or B15R ORFs from rMVA, using MVA-BAC recombineering technology, did not enhance rMVA immunogenicity at either peak or memory cellular immune responses. Here, we extend our previous study to examine the effect of deleting clusters of genes on rMVA cellular immunogenicity. Two clusters of fifteen genes were deleted in one rMVA mutant that encodes either the 85A antigen of Mycobacterium tuberculosis or an immunodominant H2-Kd-restricted murine malaria epitope (pb9. The deletion mutants were tested in prime only or prime and boost vaccination regimens. The responses showed no improved peak or memory CD8+ T cell frequencies. Our results suggest that the reported small increases in MVA deletion mutants could not be replicated with different antigens, or epitopes. Therefore, the gene deletion strategy may not be taken as a generic approach for improving the immunogenicity of MVA-based vaccines, and should be carefully assessed for every individual recombinant antigen.

  14. Immunogenicity and protective efficacy of recombinant Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara candidate vaccines delivering West Nile virus envelope antigens

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    Volz, Asisa; Lim, Stephanie; Kaserer, Martina; Pijlman, Gorben P.

    2016-01-01

    West Nile virus (WNV) cycles between insects and wild birds, and is transmitted via mosquito vectors to horses and humans, potentially causing severe neuroinvasive disease. Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) is an advanced viral vector for developing new recombinant vaccines against infectious

  15. Prospective surveillance for cardiac adverse events in healthy adults receiving modified vaccinia Ankara vaccines: a systematic review.

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    Marnie L Elizaga

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Vaccinia-associated myo/pericarditis was observed during the US smallpox vaccination (DryVax campaign initiated in 2002. A highly-attenuated vaccinia strain, modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA has been evaluated in clinical trials as a safer alternative to DryVax and as a vector for recombinant vaccines. Due to the lack of prospectively collected cardiac safety data, the US Food and Drug Administration required cardiac screening and surveillance in all clinical trials of MVA since 2004. Here, we report cardiac safety surveillance from 6 phase I trials of MVA vaccines. METHODS: Four clinical research organizations contributed cardiac safety data using common surveillance methods in trials administering MVA or recombinant MVA vaccines to healthy participants. 'Routine cardiac investigations' (ECGs and cardiac enzymes obtained 2 weeks after injections of MVA or MVA-HIV recombinants, or placebo-controls, and 'Symptom-driven cardiac investigations' are reported. The outcome measure is the number of participants who met the CDC-case definition for vaccinia-related myo/pericarditis or who experienced cardiac adverse events from an MVA vaccine. RESULTS: Four hundred twenty-five study participants had post-vaccination safety data analyzed, 382 received at least one MVA-containing vaccine and 43 received placebo; 717 routine ECGs and 930 cardiac troponin assays were performed. Forty-five MVA recipients (12% had additional cardiac testing performed; 22 for cardiac symptoms, 19 for ECG/laboratory changes, and 4 for cardiac symptoms with an ECG/laboratory change. No participant had evidence of symptomatic or asymptomatic myo/pericarditis meeting the CDC-case definition and judged to be related to an MVA vaccine. CONCLUSIONS: Prospective surveillance of MVA recipients for myo/pericarditis did not detect cardiac adverse reactions in 382 study participants. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00082446 NCT003766090 NCT00252148 NCT00083603

  16. Elements in the Development of a Production Process for Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara

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    Volker Sandig

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The production of several viral vaccines depends on chicken embryo fibroblasts or embryonated chicken eggs. To replace this logistically demanding substrate, we created continuous anatine suspension cell lines (CR and CR.pIX, developed chemically-defined media, and established production processes for different vaccine viruses. One of the processes investigated in greater detail was developed for modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA. MVA is highly attenuated for human recipients and an efficient vector for reactogenic expression of foreign genes. Because direct cell-to-cell spread is one important mechanism for vaccinia virus replication, cultivation of MVA in bioreactors is facilitated if cell aggregates are induced after infection. This dependency may be the mechanism behind our observation that a novel viral genotype (MVA-CR accumulates with serial passage in suspension cultures. Sequencing of a major part of the genomic DNA of the new strain revealed point mutations in three genes. We hypothesize that these changes confer an advantage because they may allow a greater fraction of MVA-CR viruses to escape the host cells for infection of distant targets. Production and purification of MVA-based vaccines may be simplified by this combination of designed avian cell line, chemically defined media and the novel virus strain.

  17. Cardiac safety of Modified Vaccinia Ankara for vaccination against smallpox in a young, healthy study population.

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    Eva-Maria Zitzmann-Roth

    Full Text Available Conventional smallpox vaccines based on replicating vaccinia virus (VV strains (e.g. Lister Elstree, NYCBOH are associated with a high incidence of myo-/pericarditis, a severe inflammatory cardiac complication. A new smallpox vaccine candidate based on a non-replicating Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA poxvirus has been assessed for cardiac safety in a large placebo-controlled clinical trial.Cardiac safety of one and two doses of MVA compared to placebo was assessed in 745 healthy subjects. Vaccinia-naïve subjects received either one dose of MVA and one dose of placebo, two doses of MVA, or two doses of placebo by subcutaneous injection four weeks apart; vaccinia-experienced subjects received a single dose of MVA. Solicited and unsolicited adverse events (AE and cardiac safety parameters (recorded as Adverse Events of Special Interest, AESI were monitored after each injection.A total of 5 possibly related AESI (3 cases of palpitations, 2 of tachycardia were reported during the study. No case of myo- or pericarditis occurred. One possibly related serious AE (SAE was reported during the 6-month follow-up period (sarcoidosis. The most frequently observed AEs were injection site reactions.Vaccination with MVA was safe and well tolerated and did not increase the risk for development of myo-/pericarditis.ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00316524.

  18. Modified vaccinia virus Ankara exerts potent immune modulatory activities in a murine model.

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    Miriam Nörder

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA, a highly attenuated strain of vaccinia virus, has been used as vaccine delivery vector in preclinical and clinical studies against infectious diseases and malignancies. Here, we investigated whether an MVA which does not encode any antigen (Ag could be exploited as adjuvant per se. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We showed that dendritic cells infected in vitro with non-recombinant (nr MVA expressed maturation and activation markers and were able to efficiently present exogenously pulsed Ag to T cells. In contrast to the dominant T helper (Th 1 biased responses elicited against Ags produced by recombinant MVA vectors, the use of nrMVA as adjuvant for the co-administered soluble Ags resulted in a long lasting mixed Th1/Th2 responses. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: These findings open new ways to potentiate and modulate the immune responses to vaccine Ags depending on whether they are co-administered with MVA or encoded by recombinant viruses.

  19. Immunogenicity of Lyophilized MVA Vaccine for HIV-1 in Mice Model

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    ZHANG Yi-zhe; JIANG Chun-lai; YU Xiang-hui; LOU Chao-ping; ZHAO Dong-hai; WU Yong-ge; JIN Ying-hua; LIU Cheng-shan; KONG Wei

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    Highly attenuated modified vaccinia Ankara(MVA) is sensitive to repeat freeze-thaw cycle and easy to lose activity. In order to make the activity of MVA vaccine remain stable during its manufacturing, storage, and administration, the lyophilization as a good option could be resorted to; through screening, the right stabilizer composition and its production procedure were obtained. The final moisture content of freezing-dried recombinant MVA-HIV vaccine was lower than 3%. It can be reconstituted quickly and shows regular physical appearance and stable potency. In vivo functional experiment, mice were divided randomly into the liquid vaccination group, the lyophilized vaccination group, and the control group. Having been DNA vaccine priming, the mice were boosted with a dose of 107 pfu MVA-HIV vaccine, which produced indistinguishable antibody titer and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte(CTL) level compared with those of liquid vaccination group(P>0.05). These results demonstrate that lyophilized MVA vaccine can induce high immunogenicity in mice.

  20. Genetic adjuvantation of recombinant MVA with CD40L potentiates CD8 T cell mediated immunity

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    Henning eLauterbach

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA is a safe and promising viral vaccine vector that is currently investigated in several clinical and pre-clinical trials. In contrast to inactivated or sub-unit vaccines, MVA is able to induce strong humoral as well as cellular immune responses. In order to further improve its CD8 T cell inducing capacity, we genetically adjuvanted MVA with the coding sequence of murine CD40L, a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF superfamily. Immunization of mice with this new vector led to strongly enhanced primary and memory CD8 T cell responses. Concordant with the enhanced CD8 T cell response, we could detect stronger activation of dendritic cells and higher systemic levels of innate cytokines (including IL-12p70 early after immunization. Interestingly, acquisition of memory characteristics (i.e., IL-7R expression was accelerated after immunization with MVA-CD40L in comparison to non-adjuvanted MVA. Furthermore, the generated CTLs also showed improved functionality as demonstrated by intracellular cytokine staining and in vivo killing activity. Importantly, the superior CTL response after a single MVA-CD40L immunization was able to protect B cell deficient mice against a fatal infection with ectromelia virus. Taken together, we show that genetic adjuvantation of MVA can change strength, quality and functionality of innate and adaptive immune responses. These data should facilitate a rational vaccine design with a focus on rapid induction of large numbers of CD8 T cells able to protect against specific diseases.

  1. Can vaccinia virus be replaced by MVA virus for testing virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants?

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    Rapp Ingrid

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Vaccinia virus strain Lister Elstree (VACV is a test virus in the DVV/RKI guidelines as representative of the stable enveloped viruses. Since the potential risk of laboratory-acquired infections with VACV persists and since the adverse effects of vaccination with VACV are described, the replacement of VACV by the modified vaccinia Ankara strain (MVA was studied by testing the activity of different chemical biocides in three German laboratories. Methods The inactivating properties of different chemical biocides (peracetic acid, aldehydes and alcohols were tested in a quantitative suspension test according to the DVV/RKI guideline. All tests were performed with a protein load of 10% fetal calf serum with both viruses in parallel using different concentrations and contact times. Residual virus was determined by endpoint dilution method. Results The chemical biocides exhibited similar virucidal activity against VACV and MVA. In three cases intra-laboratory differences were determined between VACV and MVA - 40% (v/v ethanol and 30% (v/v isopropanol are more active against MVA, whereas MVA seems more stable than VACV when testing with 0.05% glutardialdehyde. Test accuracy across the three participating laboratories was high. Remarkably inter-laboratory differences in the reduction factor were only observed in two cases. Conclusions Our data provide valuable information for the replacement of VACV by MVA for testing chemical biocides and disinfectants. Because MVA does not replicate in humans this would eliminate the potential risk of inadvertent inoculation with vaccinia virus and disease in non-vaccinated laboratory workers.

  2. A novel naturally occurring tandem promoter in modified vaccinia virus ankara drives very early gene expression and potent immune responses.

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    Sonia T Wennier

    Full Text Available Modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA has been shown to be suitable for the generation of experimental vaccines against cancer and infectious diseases, eliciting strong humoral and cellular immune responses. In viral vectored vaccines, strong recombinant antigen expression and timing of expression influence the quantity and quality of the immune response. Screening of synthetic and native poxvirus promoters for strong protein expression in vitro and potent immune responses in vivo led to the identification of the MVA13.5L promoter, a unique and novel naturally occurring tandem promoter in MVA composed of two 44 nucleotide long repeated motifs, each containing an early promoter element. The MVA13.5L gene is highly conserved across orthopoxviruses, yet its function is unknown. The unique structure of its promoter is not found for any other gene in the MVA genome and is also conserved in other orthopoxviruses. Comparison of the MVA13.5L promoter activity with synthetic poxviral promoters revealed that the MVA13.5L promoter produced higher levels of protein early during infection in HeLa cells and particularly in MDBK cells, a cell line in which MVA replication stops at an early stage before the expression of late genes. Finally, a recombinant antigen expressed under the control of this novel promoter induced high antibody titers and increased CD8 T cell responses in homologous prime-boost immunization compared to commonly used promoters. In particular, the recombinant antigen specific CD8 T cell responses dominated over the immunodominant B8R vector-specific responses after three vaccinations and even more during the memory phase. These results have identified the native MVA13.5L promoter as a new potent promoter for use in MVA vectored preventive and therapeutic vaccines.

  3. Safety and immunogenicity of the malaria candidate vaccines FP9 CS and MVA CS in adult Gambian men.

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    Imoukhuede, E B; Berthoud, T; Milligan, P; Bojang, K; Ismaili, J; Keating, S; Nwakanma, D; Keita, S; Njie, F; Sowe, M; Todryk, S; Laidlaw, S M; Skinner, M A; Lang, T; Gilbert, S; Greenwood, B M; Hill, A V S

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    We assessed the safety and immunogenicity of prime-boost vectors encoding the Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite (CS) protein expressed either in the attenuated fowl-pox virus (FP9) or modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA). Thirty-two adult Gambians in groups of four to eight received one, two or three doses of FP9 CS and/or MVA CS. No serious adverse event was observed following vaccination. The most immunogenic regimen was two doses of FP9 followed by a single dose of MVA 4 weeks later (an average of 1000 IFN-gamma spot forming units/million PBMCs). This level of effector T-cell responses appears higher than that seen in previously reported studies of CS-based candidate malaria vaccines.

  4. Modified vaccinia virus Ankara triggers type I IFN production in murine conventional dendritic cells via a cGAS/STING-mediated cytosolic DNA-sensing pathway.

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    Dai, Peihong; Wang, Weiyi; Cao, Hua; Avogadri, Francesca; Dai, Lianpan; Drexler, Ingo; Joyce, Johanna A; Li, Xiao-Dong; Chen, Zhijian; Merghoub, Taha; Shuman, Stewart; Deng, Liang

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    Modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) is an attenuated poxvirus that has been engineered as a vaccine against infectious agents and cancers. Our goal is to understand how MVA modulates innate immunity in dendritic cells (DCs), which can provide insights to vaccine design. In this study, using murine bone marrow-derived dendritic cells, we assessed type I interferon (IFN) gene induction and protein secretion in response to MVA infection. We report that MVA infection elicits the production of type I IFN in murine conventional dendritic cells (cDCs), but not in plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs). Transcription factors IRF3 (IFN regulatory factor 3) and IRF7, and the positive feedback loop mediated by IFNAR1 (IFN alpha/beta receptor 1), are required for the induction. MVA induction of type I IFN is fully dependent on STING (stimulator of IFN genes) and the newly discovered cytosolic DNA sensor cGAS (cyclic guanosine monophosphate-adenosine monophosphate synthase). MVA infection of cDCs triggers phosphorylation of TBK1 (Tank-binding kinase 1) and IRF3, which is abolished in the absence of cGAS and STING. Furthermore, intravenous delivery of MVA induces type I IFN in wild-type mice, but not in mice lacking STING or IRF3. Treatment of cDCs with inhibitors of endosomal and lysosomal acidification or the lysosomal enzyme Cathepsin B attenuated MVA-induced type I IFN production, indicating that lysosomal enzymatic processing of virions is important for MVA sensing. Taken together, our results demonstrate a critical role of the cGAS/STING-mediated cytosolic DNA-sensing pathway for type I IFN induction in cDCs by MVA. We present evidence that vaccinia virulence factors E3 and N1 inhibit the activation of IRF3 and the induction of IFNB gene in MVA-infected cDCs.

  5. Immunogenicity and protective efficacy of recombinant Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara candidate vaccines delivering West Nile virus envelope antigens.

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    Volz, Asisa; Lim, Stephanie; Kaserer, Martina; Lülf, Anna; Marr, Lisa; Jany, Sylvia; Deeg, Cornelia A; Pijlman, Gorben P; Koraka, Penelope; Osterhaus, Albert D M E; Martina, Byron E; Sutter, Gerd

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    West Nile virus (WNV) cycles between insects and wild birds, and is transmitted via mosquito vectors to horses and humans, potentially causing severe neuroinvasive disease. Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) is an advanced viral vector for developing new recombinant vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer. Here, we generated and evaluated recombinant MVA candidate vaccines that deliver WNV envelope (E) antigens and fulfil all the requirements to proceed to clinical testing in humans. Infections of human and equine cell cultures with recombinant MVA demonstrated efficient synthesis and secretion of WNV envelope proteins in mammalian cells non-permissive for MVA replication. Prime-boost immunizations in BALB/c mice readily induced circulating serum antibodies binding to recombinant WNV E protein and neutralizing WNV in tissue culture infections. Vaccinations in HLA-A2.1-/HLA-DR1-transgenic H-2 class I-/class II-knockout mice elicited WNV E-specific CD8+ T cell responses. Moreover, the MVA-WNV candidate vaccines protected C57BL/6 mice against lineage 1 and lineage 2 WNV infection and induced heterologous neutralizing antibodies. Thus, further studies are warranted to evaluate these recombinant MVA-WNV vaccines in other preclinical models and use them as candidate vaccine in humans.

  6. Investigation of IRES Insertion into the Genome of Recombinant MVA as a Translation Enhancer in the Context of Transcript Decapping.

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    Naif Khalaf Alharbi

    Full Text Available Recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA has been used to deliver vaccine candidate antigens against infectious diseases and cancer. MVA is a potent viral vector for inducing high magnitudes of antigen-specific CD8+ T cells; however the cellular immune responses to a recombinant antigen in MVA could be further enhanced by increasing transgene expression. Previous reports showed the importance of utilizing an early poxviral promoter for increasing transgene expression and therefore enhancing cellular immune responses. However, the vaccinia D10 decapping enzyme is reported to target and decap vaccinia virus early transcripts - a mechanism that could limit the usefulness of early promoters in MVA viral vectors if this enzyme shows the same activity in this closely related virus. Therefore, we attempted to increase transgene expression in recombinant MVA by inserting the encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV internal ribosome entry site (IRES upstream of a transgene sequence that is controlled by the B8R early promoter, and assessed D10 enzyme decapping activity in MVA. The aim of the IRES element was to initiate translation of the transgene transcript (after the removal of the cap structure by the D10 decapping protein in a cap-independent manner. Here, we report that overexpression of the D10 decapping protein, in trans, in MVA reduced growth and transgene expression; however, the IRES element was not able to compensate for the negative effect of the D10 decapping protein. Recombinant MVA with EMCV IRES induced levels of both gene expression and transcription that were similar to the control recombinant MVA, encoding the same transgene but without the IRES element. Both viruses were tested in BALB/c mice and induced similar magnitudes of epitope-specific CD8+ T cells. This work indicates that the MVA version of the D10 decapping enzyme, overexpressed using a plasmid, is functional, but its negative effect on transgene expression by recombinant

  7. Effects of MVA85A vaccine on tuberculosis challenge in animals: systematic review

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    Kashangura, Rufaro; Sena, Emily S; Young, Taryn; Garner, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Background: The existing Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccination provides partial protection against tuberculosis (TB). The modified vaccinia ankara virus-expressing antigen 85A (MVA85A) aims to boost BCG immunity. We evaluated the animal evidence supporting the testing of MVA85A in humans. Methods: Our protocol included in vivo preclinical studies of the MVA85A booster with BCG compared with BCG alone, followed by a TB challenge. We used standard methods for systematic review of animal studies, and summarized mortality, measures of pathology and lung bacterial load. The comprehensive literature search was to September 2014. Two independent investigators assessed eligibility and performed data extraction. We assessed study quality and pooled bacteria load using random effect meta-analysis. Findings: We included eight studies in 192 animals. Three experiments were in mice, two in guinea pigs, two in macaques and one in calves. Overall, study quality was low with no randomization, baseline comparability not described and blinding not reported. For animal death (including euthanasia due to severe morbidity), studies were underpowered, and overall no benefit demonstrated. No difference was shown for lung pathology measured on an ordinal scale or bacterial load. The largest mortality trial carried out in macaques had more deaths in the MVA85A vaccine group, and was published after a trial in South Africa had started recruiting children. Conclusions: This independent assessment of the animal data does not provide evidence to support efficacy of MVA85A as a BCG booster. More rigorous conduct and reporting of preclinical research are warranted, and we believe the results of studies should be publicly available before embarking on trials in humans, irrespective of the findings. PMID:26351306

  8. Side-by-side comparison of gene-based smallpox vaccine with MVA in nonhuman primates.

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    Joseph W Golden

    Full Text Available Orthopoxviruses remain a threat as biological weapons and zoonoses. The licensed live-virus vaccine is associated with serious health risks, making its general usage unacceptable. Attenuated vaccines are being developed as alternatives, the most advanced of which is modified-vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA. We previously developed a gene-based vaccine, termed 4pox, which targets four orthopoxvirus antigens, A33, B5, A27 and L1. This vaccine protects mice and non-human primates from lethal orthopoxvirus disease. Here, we investigated the capacity of the molecular adjuvants GM-CSF and Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin (LT to enhance the efficacy of the 4pox gene-based vaccine. Both adjuvants significantly increased protective antibody responses in mice. We directly compared the 4pox plus LT vaccine against MVA in a monkeypox virus (MPXV nonhuman primate (NHP challenge model. NHPs were vaccinated twice with MVA by intramuscular injection or the 4pox/LT vaccine delivered using a disposable gene gun device. As a positive control, one NHP was vaccinated with ACAM2000. NHPs vaccinated with each vaccine developed anti-orthopoxvirus antibody responses, including those against the 4pox antigens. After MPXV intravenous challenge, all control NHPs developed severe disease, while the ACAM2000 vaccinated animal was well protected. All NHPs vaccinated with MVA were protected from lethality, but three of five developed severe disease and all animals shed virus. All five NHPs vaccinated with 4pox/LT survived and only one developed severe disease. None of the 4pox/LT-vaccinated animals shed virus. Our findings show, for the first time, that a subunit orthopoxvirus vaccine delivered by the same schedule can provide a degree of protection at least as high as that of MVA.

  9. Systems analysis of MVA-C induced immune response reveals its significance as a vaccine candidate against HIV/AIDS of clade C.

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    Carmen Elena Gómez

    Full Text Available Based on the partial efficacy of the HIV/AIDS Thai trial (RV144 with a canarypox vector prime and protein boost, attenuated poxvirus recombinants expressing HIV-1 antigens are increasingly sought as vaccine candidates against HIV/AIDS. Here we describe using systems analysis the biological and immunological characteristics of the attenuated vaccinia virus Ankara strain expressing the HIV-1 antigens Env/Gag-Pol-Nef of HIV-1 of clade C (referred as MVA-C. MVA-C infection of human monocyte derived dendritic cells (moDCs induced the expression of HIV-1 antigens at high levels from 2 to 8 hpi and triggered moDCs maturation as revealed by enhanced expression of HLA-DR, CD86, CD40, HLA-A2, and CD80 molecules. Infection ex vivo of purified mDC and pDC with MVA-C induced the expression of immunoregulatory pathways associated with antiviral responses, antigen presentation, T cell and B cell responses. Similarly, human whole blood or primary macrophages infected with MVA-C express high levels of proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines involved with T cell activation. The vector MVA-C has the ability to cross-present antigens to HIV-specific CD8 T cells in vitro and to increase CD8 T cell proliferation in a dose-dependent manner. The immunogenic profiling in mice after DNA-C prime/MVA-C boost combination revealed activation of HIV-1-specific CD4 and CD8 T cell memory responses that are polyfunctional and with effector memory phenotype. Env-specific IgG binding antibodies were also produced in animals receiving DNA-C prime/MVA-C boost. Our systems analysis of profiling immune response to MVA-C infection highlights the potential benefit of MVA-C as vaccine candidate against HIV/AIDS for clade C, the prevalent subtype virus in the most affected areas of the world.

  10. DNA/MVA Vaccines for HIV/AIDS.

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    Iyer, Smita S; Amara, Rama R

    2014-01-01

    Since the initial proof-of-concept studies examining the ability of antigen-encoded plasmid DNA to serve as an immunogen, DNA vaccines have evolved as a clinically safe and effective platform for priming HIV-specific cellular and humoral responses in heterologous "prime-boost" vaccination regimens. Direct injection of plasmid DNA into the muscle induces T- and B-cell responses against foreign antigens. However, the insufficient magnitude of this response has led to the development of approaches for enhancing the immunogenicity of DNA vaccines. The last two decades have seen significant progress in the DNA-based vaccine platform with optimized plasmid constructs, improved delivery methods, such as electroporation, the use of molecular adjuvants and novel strategies combining DNA with viral vectors and subunit proteins. These innovations are paving the way for the clinical application of DNA-based HIV vaccines. Here, we review preclinical studies on the DNA-prime/modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA)-boost vaccine modality for HIV. There is a great deal of interest in enhancing the immunogenicity of DNA by engineering DNA vaccines to co-express immune modulatory adjuvants. Some of these adjuvants have demonstrated encouraging results in preclinical and clinical studies, and these data will be examined, as well.

  11. DNA/MVA Vaccines for HIV/AIDS

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    Smita S. Iyer

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Since the initial proof-of-concept studies examining the ability of antigen-encoded plasmid DNA to serve as an immunogen, DNA vaccines have evolved as a clinically safe and effective platform for priming HIV-specific cellular and humoral responses in heterologous “prime-boost” vaccination regimens. Direct injection of plasmid DNA into the muscle induces T- and B-cell responses against foreign antigens. However, the insufficient magnitude of this response has led to the development of approaches for enhancing the immunogenicity of DNA vaccines. The last two decades have seen significant progress in the DNA-based vaccine platform with optimized plasmid constructs, improved delivery methods, such as electroporation, the use of molecular adjuvants and novel strategies combining DNA with viral vectors and subunit proteins. These innovations are paving the way for the clinical application of DNA-based HIV vaccines. Here, we review preclinical studies on the DNA-prime/modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA-boost vaccine modality for HIV. There is a great deal of interest in enhancing the immunogenicity of DNA by engineering DNA vaccines to co-express immune modulatory adjuvants. Some of these adjuvants have demonstrated encouraging results in preclinical and clinical studies, and these data will be examined, as well.

  12. Market implementation of the MVA platform for pre-pandemic and pandemic influenza vaccines: A quantitative key opinion leader analysis

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    Ramezanpour, Bahar; Pronker, Esther S.; Kreijtz, Joost H.C.M.; Osterhaus, Albert D.M.E.; Claassen, E.

    2015-01-01

    A quantitative method is presented to rank strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) as a platform for pre-pandemic and pandemic influenza vaccines. Analytic hierarchy process (AHP) was applied to achieve pairwise comparisons among SWOT factors in order to prioritize them. Key opinion leaders (KOLs) in the influenza vaccine field were interviewed to collect a unique dataset to evaluate the market potential of this platform. The purpose of this study, to evaluate commercial potential of the MVA platform for the development of novel generation pandemic influenza vaccines, is accomplished by using a SWOT and AHP combined analytic method. Application of the SWOT–AHP model indicates that its strengths are considered more important by KOLs than its weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Particularly, the inherent immunogenicity capability of MVA without the requirement of an adjuvant is the most important factor to increase commercial attractiveness of this platform. Concerns regarding vector vaccines and anti-vector immunity are considered its most important weakness, which might lower public health value of this platform. Furthermore, evaluation of the results of this study emphasizes equally important role that threats and opportunities of this platform play. This study further highlights unmet needs in the influenza vaccine market, which could be addressed by the implementation of the MVA platform. Broad use of MVA in clinical trials shows great promise for this vector as vaccine platform for pre-pandemic and pandemic influenza and threats by other respiratory viruses. Moreover, from the results of the clinical trials seem that MVA is particularly attractive for development of vaccines against pathogens for which no, or only insufficiently effective vaccines, are available. PMID:26048779

  13. Market implementation of the MVA platform for pre-pandemic and pandemic influenza vaccines: A quantitative key opinion leader analysis.

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    Ramezanpour, Bahar; Pronker, Esther S; Kreijtz, Joost H C M; Osterhaus, Albert D M E; Claassen, E

    2015-08-20

    A quantitative method is presented to rank strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) as a platform for pre-pandemic and pandemic influenza vaccines. Analytic hierarchy process (AHP) was applied to achieve pairwise comparisons among SWOT factors in order to prioritize them. Key opinion leaders (KOLs) in the influenza vaccine field were interviewed to collect a unique dataset to evaluate the market potential of this platform. The purpose of this study, to evaluate commercial potential of the MVA platform for the development of novel generation pandemic influenza vaccines, is accomplished by using a SWOT and AHP combined analytic method. Application of the SWOT-AHP model indicates that its strengths are considered more important by KOLs than its weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Particularly, the inherent immunogenicity capability of MVA without the requirement of an adjuvant is the most important factor to increase commercial attractiveness of this platform. Concerns regarding vector vaccines and anti-vector immunity are considered its most important weakness, which might lower public health value of this platform. Furthermore, evaluation of the results of this study emphasizes equally important role that threats and opportunities of this platform play. This study further highlights unmet needs in the influenza vaccine market, which could be addressed by the implementation of the MVA platform. Broad use of MVA in clinical trials shows great promise for this vector as vaccine platform for pre-pandemic and pandemic influenza and threats by other respiratory viruses. Moreover, from the results of the clinical trials seem that MVA is particularly attractive for development of vaccines against pathogens for which no, or only insufficiently effective vaccines, are available.

  14. The complete genomic sequence of the modified vaccinia Ankara strain: comparison with other orthopoxviruses.

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    Antoine, G; Scheiflinger, F; Dorner, F; Falkner, F G

    1998-05-10

    The complete genomic DNA sequence of the highly attenuated vaccinia strain modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) was determined. The genome of MVA is 178 kb in length, significantly smaller than that of the vaccinia Copenhagen genome, which is 192 kb. The 193 open reading frames (ORFs) mapped in the MVA genome probably correspond to 177 genes, 25 of which are split and/or have suffered mutations resulting in truncated proteins. The left terminal genomic region of MVA contains four large deletions and one large insertion relative to the Copenhagen strain. In addition, many ORFs in this region are fragmented, leaving only eight genes structurally intact and therefore presumably functional. The inserted DNA codes for a cluster of genes that is also found in the vaccinia WR strain and in cowpox virus and includes a highly fragmented gene homologous to the cowpox virus host range gene, providing further evidence that a cowpox-like virus was the ancestor of vaccinia. Surprisingly, the central conserved region of the genome also contains some fragmented genes, including ORF F5L, encoding a major membrane protein, and ORFs F11L and O1L, encoding proteins of 39.7 and 77.6 kDa, respectively. The right terminal genomic region carries three large deletions all classical poxviral immune evasion genes and all ankyrin-like genes located in this region are fragmented except for those encoding the interleukin-1 beta receptor and the 68-kDa ankyrin-like protein B18R. Thus, the attenuated phenotype of MVA is the result of numerous mutations, particularly affecting the host interactive proteins, including the ankyrin-like genes, but also involving some structural proteins.

  15. Identification of pre- and post-treatment markers, clinical, and laboratory parameters associated with outcome in renal cancer patients treated with MVA-5T4

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    Robert eAmato

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    Full Text Available The recent approvals of immunotherapeutic agents (Sipuleucel-T and Ipilimumab for the treatment of different solid tumors gave a boost to the growing cancer immunotherapy field, even though few immunotherapy studies have demonstrated convincingly that there is a direct link between the predicted mode of action of an immunological compound and therapeutic benefit. MVA-5T4 (Trovax® is a novel vaccine combining the tumor-associated antigen 5T4 to an engineered vector-modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA. MVA helps to express the oncofetal 5T4 antigen and subsequently trigger a tumor-directed immune reaction. The safety and clinical benefit reported in multiple phase I and II clinical trials using MVA-5T4 were encouraging; immune responses were induced in almost all treated patients, and associations between 5T4-specific cellular or humoral responses and clinical benefit were reported in most of the nine phase II trials. In particular, clinical studies conducted in renal cell carcinoma (RCC patients have demonstrated an association between 5T4-specific (but not MVA antibody responses and enhanced survival. This review describes the clinical studies using MVA-5T4 conducted in RCC that convincingly demonstrated that an antigen-specific immune response induced by vaccination is associated with enhanced patient survival and is not simply a function of the general health of patients. We will also provide our expert opinions on possible future better-designed clinical trials based on relevant biomarkers. In addition, various combinations of MVA-5T4 and different and newer immunomodulator agents with promising clinical benefit will be discussed.

  16. Vectors based on modified vaccinia Ankara expressing influenza H5N1 hemagglutinin induce substantial cross-clade protective immunity.

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    Annett Hessel

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: New highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza viruses are continuing to evolve with a potential threat for an influenza pandemic. So far, the H5N1 influenza viruses have not widely circulated in humans and therefore constitute a high risk for the non immune population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cross-protective potential of the hemagglutinins of five H5N1 strains of divergent clades using a live attenuated modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA vector vaccine. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The replication-deficient MVA virus was used to express influenza hemagglutinin (HA proteins. Specifically, recombinant MVA viruses expressing the HA genes of the clade 1 virus A/Vietnam/1203/2004 (VN/1203, the clade 2.1.3 virus A/Indonesia/5/2005 (IN5/05, the clade 2.2 viruses A/turkey/Turkey/1/2005 (TT01/05 and A/chicken/Egypt/3/2006 (CE/06, and the clade 2.3.4 virus A/Anhui/1/2005 (AH1/05 were constructed. These experimental live vaccines were assessed in a lethal mouse model. Mice vaccinated with the VN/1203 hemagglutinin-expressing MVA induced excellent protection against all the above mentioned clades. Also mice vaccinated with the IN5/05 HA expressing MVA induced substantial protection against homologous and heterologous AH1/05 challenge. After vaccination with the CE/06 HA expressing MVA, mice were fully protected against clade 2.2 challenge and partially protected against challenge of other clades. Mice vaccinated with AH1/05 HA expressing MVA vectors were only partially protected against homologous and heterologous challenge. The live vaccines induced substantial amounts of neutralizing antibodies, mainly directed against the homologous challenge virus, and high levels of HA-specific IFN-γ secreting CD4 and CD8 T-cells against epitopes conserved among the H5 clades and subclades. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The highest level of cross-protection was induced by the HA derived from the VN/1203 strain, suggesting that pandemic H5 vaccines

  17. Improving the MVA vaccine potential by deleting the viral gene coding for the IL-18 binding protein.

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    Juliana Falivene

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA is an attenuated strain of Vaccinia virus (VACV currently employed in many clinical trials against HIV/AIDS and other diseases. MVA still retains genes involved in host immune response evasion, enabling its optimization by removing some of them. The aim of this study was to evaluate cellular immune responses (CIR induced by an IL-18 binding protein gene (C12L deleted vector (MVAΔC12L. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice were immunized with different doses of MVAΔC12L or MVA wild type (MVAwt, then CIR to VACV epitopes in immunogenic proteins were evaluated in spleen and draining lymph nodes at acute and memory phases (7 and 40 days post-immunization respectively. Compared with parental MVAwt, MVAΔC12L immunization induced a significant increase of two to three-fold in CD8(+ and CD4(+ T-cell responses to different VACV epitopes, with increased percentage of anti-VACV cytotoxic CD8(+ T-cells (CD107a/b(+ during the acute phase of the response. Importantly, the immunogenicity enhancement was also observed after MVAΔC12L inoculation with different viral doses and by distinct routes (systemic and mucosal. Potentiation of MVA's CIR was also observed during the memory phase, in correlation with a higher protection against an intranasal challenge with VACV WR. Of note, we could also show a significant increase in the CIR against HIV antigens such as Env, Gag, Pol and Nef from different subtypes expressed from two recombinants of MVAΔC12L during heterologous DNA prime/MVA boost vaccination regimens. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: This study demonstrates the relevance of IL-18 bp contribution in the immune response evasion during MVA infection. Our findings clearly show that the deletion of the viral IL-18 bp gene is an effective approach to increase MVA vaccine efficacy, as immunogenicity improvements were observed against vector antigens and more importantly to HIV antigens.

  18. Vaccination of renal cell cancer patients with modified vaccinia Ankara delivering the tumor antigen 5T4 (TroVax) alone or administered in combination with interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha): a phase 2 trial.

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    Amato, Robert J; Shingler, William; Goonewardena, Madusha; de Belin, Jackie; Naylor, Stuart; Jac, Jaroslaw; Willis, James; Saxena, Somyata; Hernandez-McClain, Joan; Harrop, Richard

    2009-09-01

    Attenuated vaccinia virus, modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) has been engineered to deliver the tumor antigen 5T4 (TroVax). MVA-5T4 has been evaluated in an open-label phase 2 trial in metastatic renal cell cancer patients in which the vaccine was administered alone or in combination with interferon-alpha-2b (IFN-alpha). The safety, immunologic, and clinical efficacy of MVA-5T4 with or without IFN-alpha was determined. Twenty-eight patients with metastatic renal cell cancer were treated with MVA-5T4 alone (13) or plus IFN-alpha (15). The 5T4-specific cellular and humoral responses were monitored throughout the study. Clinical responses were assessed by measuring changes in tumor burden by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging scan. MVA-5T4 was well tolerated with no serious adverse event attributed to vaccination. Of 23 intent-to-treat patients tested for immune responses postvaccination, 22 (96%) mounted 5T4-specific antibody and/or cellular responses. One patient treated with MVA-5T4 plus IFN-alpha showed a partial response for >7 months, whereas an additional 14 patients (7 receiving MVA-5T4 plus IFN and 7 receiving MVA-5T4 alone) showed periods of disease stabilization ranging from 1.73 to 9.60 months. Median progression free survival and overall survival for all intent-to-treat patients was 3.8 months (range: 1 to 11.47 mo) and 12.1 months (range: 1 to 27 mo), respectively. MVA-5T4 administered alone or in combination with IFN-alpha was well tolerated in all patients. Despite the high frequency of 5T4-specific immune responses, it is not possible to conclude that patients are receiving clinical benefit. The results are encouraging and warrant further investigation.

  19. A Novel MVA-Based Multiphasic Vaccine for Prevention or Treatment of Tuberculosis Induces Broad and Multifunctional Cell-Mediated Immunity in Mice and Primates.

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    Leung-Theung-Long, Stéphane; Gouanvic, Marie; Coupet, Charles-Antoine; Ray, Aurélie; Tupin, Emmanuel; Silvestre, Nathalie; Marchand, Jean-Baptiste; Schmitt, Doris; Hoffmann, Chantal; Klein, Murielle; Seegren, Philip; Huaman, Maria C; Cristillo, Anthony D; Inchauspé, Geneviève

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    Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination of new born babies can protect children against tuberculosis (TB), but fails to protect adults consistently against pulmonary TB underlying the urgent need to develop novel TB vaccines. Majority of first generation TB vaccine candidates have relied on a very limited number of antigens typically belonging to the active phase of infection. We have designed a multi-antigenic and multiphasic vaccine, based on the Modified Vaccinia Ankara virus (MVA). Up to fourteen antigens representative of the three phases of TB infection (active, latent and resuscitation) were inserted into MVA. Using three different strains of mouse (BALB/c, C57BL/6 and C3H/HeN), we show that a single vaccination results in induction of both CD4 and CD8 T cells, displaying capacity to produce multiple cytokines together with cytolytic activity targeting a large array of epitopes. As expected, dominance of responses was linked to the mouse haplotype although for a given haplotype, responses specific of at least one antigen per phase could always be detected. Vaccination of non-human primates with the 14 antigens MVA-TB candidate resulted in broad and potent cellular-based immunogenicity. The remarkable plasticity of MVA opens the road to development of a novel class of highly complex recombinant TB vaccines to be evaluated in both prophylactic and therapeutic settings.

  20. A Novel MVA-Based Multiphasic Vaccine for Prevention or Treatment of Tuberculosis Induces Broad and Multifunctional Cell-Mediated Immunity in Mice and Primates.

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    Stéphane Leung-Theung-Long

    Full Text Available Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG vaccination of new born babies can protect children against tuberculosis (TB, but fails to protect adults consistently against pulmonary TB underlying the urgent need to develop novel TB vaccines. Majority of first generation TB vaccine candidates have relied on a very limited number of antigens typically belonging to the active phase of infection. We have designed a multi-antigenic and multiphasic vaccine, based on the Modified Vaccinia Ankara virus (MVA. Up to fourteen antigens representative of the three phases of TB infection (active, latent and resuscitation were inserted into MVA. Using three different strains of mouse (BALB/c, C57BL/6 and C3H/HeN, we show that a single vaccination results in induction of both CD4 and CD8 T cells, displaying capacity to produce multiple cytokines together with cytolytic activity targeting a large array of epitopes. As expected, dominance of responses was linked to the mouse haplotype although for a given haplotype, responses specific of at least one antigen per phase could always be detected. Vaccination of non-human primates with the 14 antigens MVA-TB candidate resulted in broad and potent cellular-based immunogenicity. The remarkable plasticity of MVA opens the road to development of a novel class of highly complex recombinant TB vaccines to be evaluated in both prophylactic and therapeutic settings.

  1. FWI and MVA the natural way

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    Alkhalifah, Tariq Ali

    2014-01-01

    Integrating migration velocity analysis (MVA) and full waveform inversion (FWI) can help reduce the high nonlinearity of the classic FWI objective function. The combination of inverting for the long and short wavelength components of the velocity model using a dual objective function that is sensitive to both components is still very expensive and have produced mixed results. We develop an approach that includes both components integrated to complement each other. We specifically utilize the image to generate reflections in our synthetic data only when the velocity model is not capable of producing such reflections. As a result, we get the MVA working when we need it, and mitigate it\\'s influence when the velocity model produces accurate reflections (possible first for the low frequencies). Applications to a layered model, as well as, the Marmousi model demonstrate some of the approach features.

  2. Development of eczema vaccinatum in atopic mouse models and efficacy of MVA vaccination against lethal poxviral infection.

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    Jarmila Knitlova

    Full Text Available Smallpox vaccine based on live, replicating vaccinia virus (VACV is associated with several potentially serious and deadly complications. Consequently, a new generation of vaccine based on non-replicating Modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA has been under clinical development. MVA seems to induce good immune responses in blood tests, but it is impossible to test its efficacy in vivo in human. One of the serious complications of the replicating vaccine is eczema vaccinatum (EV occurring in individuals with atopic dermatitis (AD, thus excluding them from all preventive vaccination schemes. In this study, we first characterized and compared development of eczema vaccinatum in different mouse strains. Nc/Nga, Balb/c and C57Bl/6J mice were epicutaneously sensitized with ovalbumin (OVA or saline control to induce signs of atopic dermatitis and subsequently trans-dermally (t.d. immunized with VACV strain Western Reserve (WR. Large primary lesions occurred in both mock- and OVA-sensitized Nc/Nga mice, while they remained small in Balb/c and C57Bl/6J mice. Satellite lesions developed in both mock- and OVA-sensitized Nc/Nga and in OVA-sensitized Balb/c mice with the rate 40-50%. Presence of mastocytes and eosinophils was the highest in Nc/Nga mice. Consequently, we have chosen Nc/Nga mice as a model of AD/EV and tested efficacy of MVA and Dryvax vaccinations against a lethal intra-nasal (i.n. challenge with WR, the surrogate of smallpox. Inoculation of MVA intra-muscularly (i.m. or t.d. resulted in no lesions, while inoculation of Dryvax t.d. yielded large primary and many satellite lesions similar to WR. Eighty three and 92% of mice vaccinated with a single dose of MVA i.m. or t.d., respectively, survived a lethal i.n. challenge with WR without any serious illness, while all Dryvax-vaccinated animals survived. This is the first formal prove of protective immunity against a lethal poxvirus challenge induced by vaccination with MVA in an atopic organism.

  3. Recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara expressing glycoprotein E2 of Chikungunya virus protects AG129 mice against lethal challenge.

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    Petra van den Doel

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Chikungunya virus (CHIKV infection is characterized by rash, acute high fever, chills, headache, nausea, photophobia, vomiting, and severe polyarthralgia. There is evidence that arthralgia can persist for years and result in long-term discomfort. Neurologic disease with fatal outcome has been documented, although at low incidences. The CHIKV RNA genome encodes five structural proteins (C, E1, E2, E3 and 6K. The E1 spike protein drives the fusion process within the cytoplasm, while the E2 protein is believed to interact with cellular receptors and therefore most probably constitutes the target of neutralizing antibodies. We have constructed recombinant Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA expressing E3E2, 6KE1, or the entire CHIKV envelope polyprotein cassette E3E26KE1. MVA is an appropriate platform because of its demonstrated clinical safety and its suitability for expression of various heterologous proteins. After completing the immunization scheme, animals were challenged with CHIV-S27. Immunization of AG129 mice with MVAs expressing E2 or E3E26KE1 elicited neutralizing antibodies in all animals and provided 100% protection against lethal disease. In contrast, 75% of the animals immunized with 6KE1 were protected against lethal infection. In conclusion, MVA expressing the glycoprotein E2 of CHIKV represents as an immunogenic and effective candidate vaccine against CHIKV infections.

  4. Induction of Noxa-mediated apoptosis by modified vaccinia virus Ankara depends on viral recognition by cytosolic helicases, leading to IRF-3/IFN-β-dependent induction of pro-apoptotic Noxa.

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    Pedro Eitz Ferrer

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Viral infection is a stimulus for apoptosis, and in order to sustain viral replication many viruses are known to carry genes encoding apoptosis inhibitors. F1L, encoded by the orthopoxvirus modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA has a Bcl-2-like structure. An MVA mutant lacking F1L (MVAΔF1L induces apoptosis, indicating that MVA infection activates and F1L functions to inhibit the apoptotic pathway. In this study we investigated the events leading to apoptosis upon infection by MVAΔF1L. Apoptosis largely proceeded through the pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family protein Bak with some contribution from Bax. Of the family of pro-apoptotic BH3-only proteins, only the loss of Noxa provided substantial protection, while the loss of Bim had a minor effect. In mice, MVA preferentially infected macrophages and DCs in vivo. In both cell types wt MVA induced apoptosis albeit more weakly than MVAΔF1L. The loss of Noxa had a significant protective effect in macrophages, DC and primary lymphocytes, and the combined loss of Bim and Noxa provided strong protection. Noxa protein was induced during infection, and the induction of Noxa protein and apoptosis induction required transcription factor IRF3 and type I interferon signalling. We further observed that helicases RIG-I and MDA5 and their signalling adapter MAVS contribute to Noxa induction and apoptosis in response to MVA infection. RNA isolated from MVA-infected cells induced Noxa expression and apoptosis when transfected in the absence of viral infection. We thus here describe a pathway leading from the detection of viral RNA during MVA infection by the cytosolic helicase-pathway, to the up-regulation of Noxa and apoptosis via IRF3 and type I IFN signalling.

  5. Induction of Noxa-mediated apoptosis by modified vaccinia virus Ankara depends on viral recognition by cytosolic helicases, leading to IRF-3/IFN-β-dependent induction of pro-apoptotic Noxa.

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    Eitz Ferrer, Pedro; Potthoff, Stephanie; Kirschnek, Susanne; Gasteiger, Georg; Kastenmüller, Wolfgang; Ludwig, Holger; Paschen, Stefan A; Villunger, Andreas; Sutter, Gerd; Drexler, Ingo; Häcker, Georg

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    Viral infection is a stimulus for apoptosis, and in order to sustain viral replication many viruses are known to carry genes encoding apoptosis inhibitors. F1L, encoded by the orthopoxvirus modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) has a Bcl-2-like structure. An MVA mutant lacking F1L (MVAΔF1L) induces apoptosis, indicating that MVA infection activates and F1L functions to inhibit the apoptotic pathway. In this study we investigated the events leading to apoptosis upon infection by MVAΔF1L. Apoptosis largely proceeded through the pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family protein Bak with some contribution from Bax. Of the family of pro-apoptotic BH3-only proteins, only the loss of Noxa provided substantial protection, while the loss of Bim had a minor effect. In mice, MVA preferentially infected macrophages and DCs in vivo. In both cell types wt MVA induced apoptosis albeit more weakly than MVAΔF1L. The loss of Noxa had a significant protective effect in macrophages, DC and primary lymphocytes, and the combined loss of Bim and Noxa provided strong protection. Noxa protein was induced during infection, and the induction of Noxa protein and apoptosis induction required transcription factor IRF3 and type I interferon signalling. We further observed that helicases RIG-I and MDA5 and their signalling adapter MAVS contribute to Noxa induction and apoptosis in response to MVA infection. RNA isolated from MVA-infected cells induced Noxa expression and apoptosis when transfected in the absence of viral infection. We thus here describe a pathway leading from the detection of viral RNA during MVA infection by the cytosolic helicase-pathway, to the up-regulation of Noxa and apoptosis via IRF3 and type I IFN signalling.

  6. Protective effects of a Modified Vaccinia Ankara-based vaccine candidate against Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever virus require both cellular and humoral responses.

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    Stuart D Dowall

    Full Text Available Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF is a severe tick-borne disease, endemic in many countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia. There is no approved vaccine currently available against CCHF. The most promising candidate, which has previously been shown to confer protection in the small animal model, is a modified Vaccinia Ankara virus vector expressing the CCHF viral glycoprotein (MVA-GP. It has been shown that MVA-GP induces both humoral and cellular immunogenicity. In the present study, sera and T-lymphocytes were passively and adoptively transferred into recipient mice prior to challenge with CCHF virus. Results demonstrated that mediators from both arms of the immune system were required to demonstrate protective effects against lethal challenge.

  7. Protective effects of a Modified Vaccinia Ankara-based vaccine candidate against Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever virus require both cellular and humoral responses.

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    Dowall, Stuart D; Graham, Victoria A; Rayner, Emma; Hunter, Laura; Watson, Robert; Taylor, Irene; Rule, Antony; Carroll, Miles W; Hewson, Roger

    2016-01-01

    Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a severe tick-borne disease, endemic in many countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia. There is no approved vaccine currently available against CCHF. The most promising candidate, which has previously been shown to confer protection in the small animal model, is a modified Vaccinia Ankara virus vector expressing the CCHF viral glycoprotein (MVA-GP). It has been shown that MVA-GP induces both humoral and cellular immunogenicity. In the present study, sera and T-lymphocytes were passively and adoptively transferred into recipient mice prior to challenge with CCHF virus. Results demonstrated that mediators from both arms of the immune system were required to demonstrate protective effects against lethal challenge.

  8. Enhanced immunogenicity for CD8+ T cell induction and complete protective efficacy of malaria DNA vaccination by boosting with modified vaccinia virus Ankara.

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    Schneider, J; Gilbert, S C; Blanchard, T J; Hanke, T; Robson, K J; Hannan, C M; Becker, M; Sinden, R; Smith, G L; Hill, A V

    1998-04-01

    Immunization with irradiated sporozoites can protect against malaria infection and intensive efforts are aimed at reproducing this effect with subunit vaccines. A particular sequence of subunit immunization with pre-erythrocytic antigens of Plasmodium berghei, consisting of single dose priming with plasmid DNA followed by a single boost with a recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) expressing the same antigen, induced unprecedented complete protection against P. berghei sporozoite challenge in two strains of mice. Protection was associated with very high levels of splenic peptide-specific interferon-gamma-secreting CD8+ T cells and was abrogated when the order of immunization was reversed. DNA priming followed by MVA boosting may provide a general immunization regime for induction of high levels of CD8+ T cells.

  9. Paramunity-inducing effects of vaccinia strain MVA.

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    Vilsmeier, B

    1999-09-01

    Vaccinia virus MVA is harmless for humans and animals both locally and parenterally. It offers paraspecific activities similar to those of comparable attenuated viruses of other pox genera, e.g. avipox or parapox. At the systemic level, MVA protects baby mice against lethal challenge with vesicular stomatitis virus (dose-response curve). MVA raises phagocytosis and NK-cell activity in humans and animals, whilst encouraging the induction of interferon alpha, interleukin-2 and -12 and colony-stimulating activity at the same time. The paramunity-inducing properties of MVA make it an ideal vector for the insertion of foreign genes. It is superior to other virus vectors because of its complex function. Inactivated MVA is also suitable as an inducer of paramunity.

  10. Double-Difference Tomography for Sequestration MVA

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    Westman, Erik

    2008-12-31

    Analysis of synthetic data was performed to determine the most cost-effective tomographic monitoring system for a geologic carbon sequestration injection site. Double-difference tomographic inversion was performed on 125 synthetic data sets: five stages of CO2 plume growth, five seismic event regions, and five geophone arrays. Each resulting velocity model was compared quantitatively to its respective synthetic velocity model to determine an accuracy value. The results were examined to determine a relationship between cost and accuracy in monitoring, verification, and accounting applications using double-difference tomography. The geophone arrays with widely-varying geophone locations, both laterally and vertically, performed best. Additionally, double difference seismic tomography was performed using travel time data from a carbon sequestration site at the Aneth oil field in southeast Utah as part of a Department of Energy initiative on monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) of sequestered CO2. A total of 1,211 seismic events were recorded from a borehole array consisting of 22 geophones. Artificial velocity models were created to determine the ease with which different CO2 plume locations and sizes can be detected. Most likely because of the poor geophone arrangement, a low velocity zone in the Desert Creek reservoir can only be detected when regions of test site containing the highest ray path coverage are considered. MVA accuracy and precision may be improved through the use of a receiver array that provides more comprehensive ray path coverage.

  11. 19th Century Ankara Through Historical Poems

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    Özge Öztekin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A city is a place whose meaning is found in the poetry created there. In Kevin Lynch’s words, a city presents the imagination with an unlimited potential for “readability”. If we consider this unlimited readability through poetry, it can be said that attempts to find the zeitgeist of a city at a certain time through literary texts must evaluate the poetry, the city and the time. This is because poetry (or literature in general, just like a city, has an important memory which oscillates through ideas of its past and future. In this sense, divan poetry and one particular example of it—historical “manzume” poems—are memories which richly illustrate the ‘continuity’ and ‘change’ within a period. This work, on 19th century Ankara, aims to evaluate the traces reflected in historical manzume poems of the time they were written. Five historical manzume poems in three texts out of seventy 19th century divan collections scanned for this work were found to be about Ankara. Two of these manzumes are by Cazib, one by Ziver Pasha, and one by Mahmud Celaleddin Pasha. The first of these is on Ankara’s dervish lodge; the second on a barracks being built in Ankara; the third on Vecihi Pasha’s governorship of Ankara; the fourth on the the Mayoral Residence. In addition to these, a manzume on the construction of Hamidiye Caddesi by Mahmud Celaleddin Pasha is discovered with in scope of the work. The aim of this work is to provide a contribution to city history through a commentary on elements of 19th century poetry concerning Ankara.

  12. A Multicenter, Open-Label, Controlled Phase II Study to Evaluate Safety and Immunogenicity of MVA Smallpox Vaccine (IMVAMUNE) in 18–40 Year Old Subjects with Diagnosed Atopic Dermatitis

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    Greenberg, Richard N; Hurley, Yadira; Dinh, Dinh V.; Mraz, Serena; Vera, Javier Gomez; von Bredow, Dorothea; von Krempelhuber, Alfred; Roesch, Siegfried; Virgin, Garth; Arndtz-Wiedemann, Nathaly; Meyer, Thomas Peter; Schmidt, Darja; Nichols, Richard; Young, Philip; Chaplin, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Background Replicating smallpox vaccines can cause severe complications in individuals with atopic dermatitis (AD). Prior studies evaluating Modified Vaccinia Ankara virus (MVA), a non-replicating vaccine in humans, showed a favorable safety and immunogenicity profile in healthy volunteers. Objective This Phase II study compared the safety and immunogenicity of MVA enrolling groups of 350 subjects with AD (SCORAD ≤ 30) and 282 healthy subjects. Methods Subjects were vaccinated twice with MVA, each dose given subcutaneously 4 weeks apart. Adverse events, cardiac parameters, and the development of vaccinia virus humoral immune responses were monitored. Results The overall safety of the vaccine was similar in both groups. Adverse events affecting skin were experienced significantly more often in subjects with AD, but the majority of these events were mild to moderate in intensity. Seroconversion rates and geometric mean titers for total and neutralizing vaccinia-specific antibodies in the AD group were non-inferior compared to the healthy subjects. Limitations The size of the study population limited the detection of serious adverse events occurring at a frequency less than 1%. Conclusion MVA has a favorable safety profile and the ability to elicit vaccinia-specific immune responses in subjects with AD. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00316602 PMID:26439129

  13. A Multicenter, Open-Label, Controlled Phase II Study to Evaluate Safety and Immunogenicity of MVA Smallpox Vaccine (IMVAMUNE in 18-40 Year Old Subjects with Diagnosed Atopic Dermatitis.

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    Richard N Greenberg

    Full Text Available Replicating smallpox vaccines can cause severe complications in individuals with atopic dermatitis (AD. Prior studies evaluating Modified Vaccinia Ankara virus (MVA, a non-replicating vaccine in humans, showed a favorable safety and immunogenicity profile in healthy volunteers.This Phase II study compared the safety and immunogenicity of MVA enrolling groups of 350 subjects with AD (SCORAD ≤ 30 and 282 healthy subjects.Subjects were vaccinated twice with MVA, each dose given subcutaneously 4 weeks apart. Adverse events, cardiac parameters, and the development of vaccinia virus humoral immune responses were monitored.The overall safety of the vaccine was similar in both groups. Adverse events affecting skin were experienced significantly more often in subjects with AD, but the majority of these events were mild to moderate in intensity. Seroconversion rates and geometric mean titers for total and neutralizing vaccinia-specific antibodies in the AD group were non-inferior compared to the healthy subjects.The size of the study population limited the detection of serious adverse events occurring at a frequency less than 1%.MVA has a favorable safety profile and the ability to elicit vaccinia-specific immune responses in subjects with AD.ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00316602.

  14. Public Library System in Ankara: A Quantitative Analysis

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    Bülent Yılmaz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates 42 public libraries in 25 central districts within the boundaries of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality in respect of five factors according to national and international standards quantitatively. The findings show that public libraries in Ankara are insufficient with respect to the number of buildings, users, staff and collection and also in terms of standards. Therefore, it has been suggested that an urgent planning is necessary for public libraries in Ankara.

  15. A novel replication-competent vaccinia vector MVTT is superior to MVA for inducing high levels of neutralizing antibody via mucosal vaccination.

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    Huang, Xiaoxing; Lu, Bin; Yu, Wenbo; Fang, Qing; Liu, Li; Zhuang, Ke; Shen, Tingting; Wang, Haibo; Tian, Po; Zhang, Linqi; Chen, Zhiwei

    2009-01-01

    Mucosal vaccination offers great advantage for inducing protective immune response to prevent viral transmission and dissemination. Here, we report our findings of a head-to-head comparison of two viral vectors modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) and a novel replication-competent modified vaccinia Tian Tan (MVTT) for inducing neutralizing antibodies (Nabs) via intramuscular and mucosal vaccinations in mice. MVTT is an attenuated variant of the wild-type VTT, which was historically used as a smallpox vaccine for millions of Chinese people. The spike glycoprotein (S) of SARS-CoV was used as the test antigen after the S gene was constructed in the identical genomic location of two vectors to generate vaccine candidates MVTT-S and MVA-S. Using identical doses, MVTT-S induced lower levels ( approximately 2-3-fold) of anti- SARS-CoV neutralizing antibodies (Nabs) than MVA-S through intramuscular inoculation. MVTT-S, however, was capable of inducing consistently 20-to-100-fold higher levels of Nabs than MVA-S when inoculated via either intranasal or intraoral routes. These levels of MVTT-S-induced Nab responses were substantially (approximately 10-fold) higher than that induced via the intramuscular route in the same experiments. Moreover, pre-exposure to the wild-type VTT via intranasal or intraoral route impaired the Nab response via the same routes of MVTT-S vaccination probably due to the pre-existing anti-VTT Nab response. The efficacy of intranasal or intraoral vaccination, however, was still 20-to-50-fold better than intramuscular inoculation despite the subcutaneous pre-exposure to wild-type VTT. Our data have implications for people who maintain low levels of anti-VTT Nabs after historical smallpox vaccination. MVTT is therefore an attractive live viral vector for mucosal vaccination.

  16. A novel replication-competent vaccinia vector MVTT is superior to MVA for inducing high levels of neutralizing antibody via mucosal vaccination.

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    Xiaoxing Huang

    Full Text Available Mucosal vaccination offers great advantage for inducing protective immune response to prevent viral transmission and dissemination. Here, we report our findings of a head-to-head comparison of two viral vectors modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA and a novel replication-competent modified vaccinia Tian Tan (MVTT for inducing neutralizing antibodies (Nabs via intramuscular and mucosal vaccinations in mice. MVTT is an attenuated variant of the wild-type VTT, which was historically used as a smallpox vaccine for millions of Chinese people. The spike glycoprotein (S of SARS-CoV was used as the test antigen after the S gene was constructed in the identical genomic location of two vectors to generate vaccine candidates MVTT-S and MVA-S. Using identical doses, MVTT-S induced lower levels ( approximately 2-3-fold of anti- SARS-CoV neutralizing antibodies (Nabs than MVA-S through intramuscular inoculation. MVTT-S, however, was capable of inducing consistently 20-to-100-fold higher levels of Nabs than MVA-S when inoculated via either intranasal or intraoral routes. These levels of MVTT-S-induced Nab responses were substantially (approximately 10-fold higher than that induced via the intramuscular route in the same experiments. Moreover, pre-exposure to the wild-type VTT via intranasal or intraoral route impaired the Nab response via the same routes of MVTT-S vaccination probably due to the pre-existing anti-VTT Nab response. The efficacy of intranasal or intraoral vaccination, however, was still 20-to-50-fold better than intramuscular inoculation despite the subcutaneous pre-exposure to wild-type VTT. Our data have implications for people who maintain low levels of anti-VTT Nabs after historical smallpox vaccination. MVTT is therefore an attractive live viral vector for mucosal vaccination.

  17. HIV-1 Subtype C Mosaic Gag Expressed by BCG and MVA Elicits Persistent Effector T Cell Responses in a Prime-Boost Regimen in Mice.

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    Tsungai Ivai Jongwe

    Full Text Available Over 90% of HIV/AIDS positive individuals in sub-Saharan Africa are infected with highly heterogeneous HIV-1 subtype C (HIV-1C viruses. One of the best ways to reduce the burden of this disease is the development of an affordable and effective prophylactic vaccine. Mosaic immunogens are computationally designed to overcome the hurdle of HIV diversity by maximizing the expression of potential T cell epitopes. Mycobacterium bovis BCG ΔpanCD auxotroph and modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA vaccines expressing HIV-1C mosaic Gag (GagM were tested in a prime-boost regimen to demonstrate immunogenicity in a mouse study. The BCG-GagM vaccine was stable and persisted 11.5 weeks post vaccination in BALB/c mice. Priming with BCG-GagM and boosting with MVA-GagM elicited higher Gag-specific IFN-γ ELISPOT responses than the BCG-GagM only and MVA-GagM only homologous vaccination regimens. The heterologous vaccination also generated a more balanced and persistent CD4+ and CD8+ T cell Gag-specific IFN-γ ELISPOT response with a predominant effector memory phenotype. A Th1 bias was induced by the vaccines as determined by the predominant secretion of IFN-γ, TNF-α, and IL-2. This study shows that a low dose of MVA (104 pfu can effectively boost a BCG prime expressing the same mosaic immunogen, generating strong, cellular immune responses against Gag in mice. Our data warrants further evaluation in non-human primates. A low dose vaccine would be an advantage in the resource limited countries of sub-Saharan Africa and India (where the predominating virus is HIV-1 subtype C.

  18. Potent functional antibody responses elicited by HIV-I DNA priming and boosting with heterologous HIV-1 recombinant MVA in healthy Tanzanian adults.

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    Agricola Joachim

    Full Text Available Vaccine-induced HIV antibodies were evaluated in serum samples collected from healthy Tanzanian volunteers participating in a phase I/II placebo-controlled double blind trial using multi-clade, multigene HIV-DNA priming and recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara (HIV-MVA virus boosting (HIVIS03. The HIV-DNA vaccine contained plasmids expressing HIV-1 gp160 subtypes A, B, C, Rev B, Gag A, B and RTmut B, and the recombinant HIV-MVA boost expressed CRF01_AE HIV-1 Env subtype E and Gag-Pol subtype A. While no neutralizing antibodies were detected using pseudoviruses in the TZM-bl cell assay, this prime-boost vaccination induced neutralizing antibodies in 83% of HIVIS03 vaccinees when a peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC assay using luciferase reporter-infectious molecular clones (LucR-IMC was employed. The serum neutralizing activity was significantly (but not completely reduced upon depletion of natural killer (NK cells from PBMC (p=0.006, indicating a role for antibody-mediated Fcγ-receptor function. High levels of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC-mediating antibodies against CRF01_AE and/or subtype B were subsequently demonstrated in 97% of the sera of vaccinees. The magnitude of ADCC-mediating antibodies against CM235 CRF01_AE IMC-infected cells correlated with neutralizing antibodies against CM235 in the IMC/PBMC assay. In conclusion, HIV-DNA priming, followed by two HIV-MVA boosts elicited potent ADCC responses in a high proportion of Tanzanian vaccinees. Our findings highlight the potential of HIV-DNA prime HIV-MVA boost vaccines for induction of functional antibody responses and suggest this vaccine regimen and ADCC studies as potentially important new avenues in HIV vaccine development.Controlled-Trials ISRCTN90053831 The Pan African Clinical Trials Registry ATMR2009040001075080 (currently PACTR2009040001075080.

  19. A pandemic influenza H1N1 live vaccine based on modified vaccinia Ankara is highly immunogenic and protects mice in active and passive immunizations.

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    Annett Hessel

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The development of novel influenza vaccines inducing a broad immune response is an important objective. The aim of this study was to evaluate live vaccines which induce both strong humoral and cell-mediated immune responses against the novel human pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, and to show protection in a lethal animal challenge model. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: For this purpose, the hemagglutinin (HA and neuraminidase (NA genes of the influenza A/California/07/2009 (H1N1 strain (CA/07 were inserted into the replication-deficient modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA virus--a safe poxviral live vector--resulting in MVA-H1-Ca and MVA-N1-Ca vectors. These live vaccines, together with an inactivated whole virus vaccine, were assessed in a lung infection model using immune competent Balb/c mice, and in a lethal challenge model using severe combined immunodeficient (SCID mice after passive serum transfer from immunized mice. Balb/c mice vaccinated with the MVA-H1-Ca virus or the inactivated vaccine were fully protected from lung infection after challenge with the influenza H1N1 wild-type strain, while the neuraminidase virus MVA-N1-Ca induced only partial protection. The live vaccines were already protective after a single dose and induced substantial amounts of neutralizing antibodies and of interferon-gamma-secreting (IFN-gamma CD4- and CD8 T-cells in lungs and spleens. In the lungs, a rapid increase of HA-specific CD4- and CD8 T cells was observed in vaccinated mice shortly after challenge with influenza swine flu virus, which probably contributes to the strong inhibition of pulmonary viral replication observed. In addition, passive transfer of antisera raised in MVA-H1-Ca vaccinated immune-competent mice protected SCID mice from lethal challenge with the CA/07 wild-type virus. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The non-replicating MVA-based H1N1 live vaccines induce a broad protective immune response and are promising vaccine candidates for

  20. An intact signal peptide on dengue virus E protein enhances immunogenicity for CD8(+) T cells and antibody when expressed from modified vaccinia Ankara.

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    Quinan, Bárbara R; Flesch, Inge E A; Pinho, Tânia M G; Coelho, Fabiana M; Tscharke, David C; da Fonseca, Flávio G

    2014-05-23

    Dengue is a global public health concern and this is aggravated by a lack of vaccines or antiviral therapies. Despite the well-known role of CD8(+) T cells in the immunopathogenesis of Dengue virus (DENV), only recent studies have highlighted the importance of this arm of the immune response in protection against the disease. Thus, the majority of DENV vaccine candidates are designed to achieve protective titers of neutralizing antibodies, with less regard for cellular responses. Here, we used a mouse model to investigate CD8(+) T cell and humoral responses to a set of potential DENV vaccines based on recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (rMVA). To enable this study, we identified two CD8(+) T cell epitopes in the DENV-3 E protein in C57BL/6 mice. Using these we found that all the rMVA vaccines elicited DENV-specific CD8(+) T cells that were cytotoxic in vivo and polyfunctional in vitro. Moreover, vaccines expressing the E protein with an intact signal peptide sequence elicited more DENV-specific CD8(+) T cells than those expressing E proteins in the cytoplasm. Significantly, it was these same ER-targeted E protein vaccines that elicited antibody responses. Our results support the further development of rMVA vaccines expressing DENV E proteins and add to the tools available for dengue vaccine development.

  1. Impulse short circuit test of a 125 MVA power transformer; Stosskurzschlusspruefung eines 125-MVA-Transformators

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    Leibfried, T.; Kirchenmayer, E.; Knorr, W. [Siemens AG, Nuernberg (Germany)

    1998-05-04

    An impulse short circuit test was carried out on a 125 MVA, 245 kV/53 kV power transformer from the Siemens factory in Nuremberg in March 1997. This for the Swiss customer Atel manufactured and 173 t weighted transformer was transported to Arnhem (Netherlands) by ship and was tested in the Kema high power laboratory. The visual inspection of the transformer after returning to the Nuremberg factory carried out by engineers from Atel and Siemens and representatives of Kema showed no changes of the inner condition of the transformer. This successful impulse short circuit test proved the high quality standard of Siemens power transformers once again. (orig.) [Deutsch] Im Maerz 1997 wurde ein 125-MVA, 240-kV/53-kV-Leistungstransformator aus dem Siemens-Transformatorenwerk Nuernberg einer Stosskurzschlusspruefung unterzogen. Der fuer das schweizerische Energieversorgungsunternehmen Atel gebaute 173 t schwere Transformator wurde im Hochleistungslabor der Kema in Arnheim/Niederlande geprueft. Eine Inspektion des Aktivteils im Nuernberger Transformatorenwerk ergab keine Beanstandungen. Damit ist die Stosskurzschlussfestigkeit auch fuer Transformatoren dieser Leistungsklasse experimentell nachgewiesen. (orig.)

  2. Development and Test of a Prototype 100MVA Superconducting Generator

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    Fogarty, James M.; Bray, James W.

    2007-05-25

    In 2002, General Electric and the US Department of Energy (DOE) entered into a cooperative agreement for the development of a commercialized 100 MVA generator using high temperature superconductors (HTS) in the field winding. The intent of the program was to: • Identify and develop technologies that would be needed for such a generator. • Develop conceptual designs for generators with ratings of 100 MVA and higher using HTS technology. • Perform proof of concept tests at the 1.5 MW level for GE’s proprietary warm iron rotor HTS generator concept. • Design, build, and test a prototype of a commercially viable 100 MVA generator that could be placed on the power grid. This report summarizes work performed during the program and is provided as one of the final program deliverables.

  3. A randomised, double-blind, controlled vaccine efficacy trial of DNA/MVA ME-TRAP against malaria infection in Gambian adults.

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    Vasee S Moorthy

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Many malaria vaccines are currently in development, although very few have been evaluated for efficacy in the field. Plasmodium falciparum multiple epitope (ME- thrombospondin-related adhesion protein (TRAP candidate vaccines are designed to potently induce effector T cells and so are a departure from earlier malaria vaccines evaluated in the field in terms of their mechanism of action. ME-TRAP vaccines encode a polyepitope string and the TRAP sporozoite antigen. Two vaccine vectors encoding ME-TRAP, plasmid DNA and modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA, when used sequentially in a prime-boost immunisation regime, induce high frequencies of effector T cells and partial protection, manifest as delay in time to parasitaemia, in a clinical challenge model. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A total of 372 Gambian men aged 15-45 y were randomised to receive either DNA ME-TRAP followed by MVA ME-TRAP or rabies vaccine (control. Of these men, 296 received three doses of vaccine timed to coincide with the beginning of the transmission season (141 in the DNA/MVA group and 155 in the rabies group and were followed up. Volunteers were given sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine 2 wk before the final vaccination. Blood smears were collected weekly for 11 wk and whenever a volunteer developed symptoms compatible with malaria during the transmission season. The primary endpoint was time to first infection with asexual P. falciparum. Analysis was per protocol. DNA ME-TRAP and MVA ME-TRAP were safe and well-tolerated. Effector T cell responses to a non-vaccine strain of TRAP were 50-fold higher postvaccination in the malaria vaccine group than in the rabies vaccine group. Vaccine efficacy, adjusted for confounding factors, was 10.3% (95% confidence interval, -22% to +34%; p = 0.49. Incidence of malaria infection decreased with increasing age and was associated with ethnicity. CONCLUSIONS: DNA/MVA heterologous prime-boost vaccination is safe and highly immunogenic for

  4. Engineering characteristics of Ankara Greywacke under the foundation of the Beytepe open air theatre, Ankara, Turkey

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    Sonmez, H.; Gurkan, B.; Sonmez, B.

    2008-08-01

    The construction of a large open air theatre having with an audience capacity of 7,000 is planned at the Beytepe Campus of Hacettepe University located near Ankara, Turkey, in the heart of Anatolia. The foundation of the open air theatre is composed of weak and heavily jointed Ankara Greywacke. An estimation of the strength and deformation of the Ankara Greywacke was required for assessments of short- and long-term stability. Accordingly, rock mass characterization of the Ankara Greywacke was investigated in detail by scan-line surveys and back-analyses of in situ tests performed on the excavated surface of the rock mass. The final version of the Hoek and Brown Criterion (Hoek et al., In: Proceedings of the north American rock mechanics society meeting, Toronto, Canada, pp 1 6, 2002) together with and improvements proposed by Sonmez and Gokceoglu (Int J Rock Mech Min Sci, 43:671 676, 2006) were considered together for the back analyses of small slope benches subjected to plate loading test loaded to failure. In addition, the plate loading test data were used with some well-known empirical equations for predicting of deformation modulus of rock masses to calculate ranges of values of the Geological Strength Index (GSI) The static and pseudostatic slope stabilities of the audience seating structures to be supported by benches excavated into the rock were also analyzed. The stability assessments revealed the unlikelihood of large rock mass failures for the short-term construction stages or for the long-term, as-constructed conditions under static or pseudo-static conditions. Additionally, the analyses showed that there was no need for anchors between the concrete seating structures and greywacke rock mass.

  5. Boosting with Subtype C CN54rgp140 Protein Adjuvanted with Glucopyranosyl Lipid Adjuvant after Priming with HIV-DNA and HIV-MVA Is Safe and Enhances Immune Responses: A Phase I Trial.

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    Agricola Joachim

    Full Text Available A vaccine against HIV is widely considered the most effective and sustainable way of reducing new infections. We evaluated the safety and impact of boosting with subtype C CN54rgp140 envelope protein adjuvanted in glucopyranosyl lipid adjuvant (GLA-AF in Tanzanian volunteers previously given three immunizations with HIV-DNA followed by two immunizations with recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (HIV-MVA.Forty volunteers (35 vaccinees and five placebo recipients were given two CN54rgp140/GLA-AF immunizations 30-71 weeks after the last HIV-MVA vaccination. These immunizations were delivered intramuscularly four weeks apart.The vaccine was safe and well tolerated except for one episode of asymptomatic hypoglycaemia that was classified as severe adverse event. Two weeks after the second HIV-MVA vaccination 34 (97% of the 35 previously vaccinated developed Env-specific binding antibodies, and 79% and 84% displayed IFN-γ ELISpot responses to Gag and Env, respectively. Binding antibodies to subtype C Env (included in HIV-DNA and protein boost, subtype B Env (included only in HIV-DNA and CRF01_AE Env (included only in HIV-MVA were significantly boosted by the CN54rgp140/GLA-AF immunizations. Functional antibodies detected using an infectious molecular clone virus/peripheral blood mononuclear cell neutralization assay, a pseudovirus/TZM-bl neutralization assay or by assays for antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC were not significantly boosted. In contrast, T-cell proliferative responses to subtype B MN antigen and IFN-γ ELISpot responses to Env peptides were significantly enhanced. Four volunteers not primed with HIV-DNA and HIV-MVA before the CN54rgp140/GLA-AF immunizations mounted an antibody response, while cell-mediated responses were rare. After the two Env subtype C protein immunizations, a trend towards higher median subtype C Env binding antibody titers was found in vaccinees who had received HIV-DNA and HIV-MVA prior to the

  6. Th1/Th17 cell induction and corresponding reduction in ATP consumption following vaccination with the novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis vaccine MVA85A.

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    Griffiths, Kristin L; Pathan, Ansar A; Minassian, Angela M; Sander, Clare R; Beveridge, Natalie E R; Hill, Adrian V S; Fletcher, Helen A; McShane, Helen

    2011-01-01

    Vaccination with Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) has traditionally been used for protection against disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb). The efficacy of BCG, especially against pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is variable. The best protection is conferred in temperate climates and there is close to zero protection in many tropical areas with a high prevalence of both tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacterial species. Although interferon (IFN)-γ is known to be important in protection against TB disease, data is emerging on a possible role for interleukin (IL)-17 as a key cytokine in both murine and bovine TB vaccine studies, as well as in humans. Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara expressing Antigen 85A (MVA85A) is a novel TB vaccine designed to enhance responses induced by BCG. Antigen-specific IFN-γ production has already been shown to peak one week post-MVA85A vaccination, and an inverse relationship between IL-17-producing cells and regulatory T cells expressing the ectonucleosidease CD39, which metabolises pro-inflammatory extracellular ATP has previously been described. This paper explores this relationship and finds that consumption of extracellular ATP by peripheral blood mononuclear cells from MVA85A-vaccinated subjects drops two weeks post-vaccination, corresponding to a drop in the percentage of a regulatory T cell subset expressing the ectonucleosidase CD39. Also at this time point, we report a peak in co-production of IL-17 and IFN-γ by CD4(+) T cells. These results suggest a relationship between extracellular ATP and effector responses and unveil a possible pathway that could be targeted during vaccine design.

  7. Th1/Th17 cell induction and corresponding reduction in ATP consumption following vaccination with the novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis vaccine MVA85A.

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    Kristin L Griffiths

    Full Text Available Vaccination with Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG has traditionally been used for protection against disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb. The efficacy of BCG, especially against pulmonary tuberculosis (TB is variable. The best protection is conferred in temperate climates and there is close to zero protection in many tropical areas with a high prevalence of both tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacterial species. Although interferon (IFN-γ is known to be important in protection against TB disease, data is emerging on a possible role for interleukin (IL-17 as a key cytokine in both murine and bovine TB vaccine studies, as well as in humans. Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara expressing Antigen 85A (MVA85A is a novel TB vaccine designed to enhance responses induced by BCG. Antigen-specific IFN-γ production has already been shown to peak one week post-MVA85A vaccination, and an inverse relationship between IL-17-producing cells and regulatory T cells expressing the ectonucleosidease CD39, which metabolises pro-inflammatory extracellular ATP has previously been described. This paper explores this relationship and finds that consumption of extracellular ATP by peripheral blood mononuclear cells from MVA85A-vaccinated subjects drops two weeks post-vaccination, corresponding to a drop in the percentage of a regulatory T cell subset expressing the ectonucleosidase CD39. Also at this time point, we report a peak in co-production of IL-17 and IFN-γ by CD4(+ T cells. These results suggest a relationship between extracellular ATP and effector responses and unveil a possible pathway that could be targeted during vaccine design.

  8. Process of assay selection and optimization for the study of case and control samples from a phase IIb efficacy trial of a candidate tuberculosis vaccine, MVA85A.

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    Harris, Stephanie A; Satti, Iman; Matsumiya, Magali; Stockdale, Lisa; Chomka, Agnieszka; Tanner, Rachel; O'Shea, Matthew K; Manjaly Thomas, Zita-Rose; Tameris, Michele; Mahomed, Hassan; Scriba, Thomas J; Hanekom, Willem A; Fletcher, Helen A; McShane, Helen

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    The first phase IIb safety and efficacy trial of a new tuberculosis vaccine since that for BCG was completed in October 2012. BCG-vaccinated South African infants were randomized to receive modified vaccinia virus Ankara, expressing the Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen 85A (MVA85A), or placebo. MVA85A did not significantly boost the protective effect of BCG. Cryopreserved samples provide a unique opportunity for investigating the correlates of the risk of tuberculosis disease in this population. Due to the limited amount of sample available from each infant, preliminary work was necessary to determine which assays and conditions give the most useful information. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were stimulated with antigen 85A (Ag85A) and purified protein derivative from M. tuberculosis in an ex vivo gamma interferon (IFN-γ) enzyme-linked immunosorbent spot assay (ELISpot) and a Ki67 proliferation assay. The effects of a 2-h or overnight rest of thawed PBMC on ELISpot responses and cell populations were determined. Both the ELISpot and Ki67 assays detected differences between the MVA85A and placebo groups, and the results correlated well. The cell numbers and ELISpot responses decreased significantly after an overnight rest, and surface flow cytometry showed a significant loss of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells. Of the infants tested, 50% had a positive ELISpot response to a single pool of flu, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) (FEC) peptides. This pilot work has been essential in determining the assays and conditions to be used in the correlate study. Moving forward, PBMC will be rested for 2 h before assay setup. The ELISpot assay, performed in duplicate, will be selected over the Ki67 assay, and further work is needed to evaluate the effect of high FEC responses on vaccine-induced immunity and susceptibility to tuberculosis disease.

  9. Subtype C gp140 Vaccine Boosts Immune Responses Primed by the South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative DNA-C2 and MVA-C HIV Vaccines after More than a 2-Year Gap.

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    Gray, Glenda E; Mayer, Kenneth H; Elizaga, Marnie L; Bekker, Linda-Gail; Allen, Mary; Morris, Lynn; Montefiori, David; De Rosa, Stephen C; Sato, Alicia; Gu, Niya; Tomaras, Georgia D; Tucker, Timothy; Barnett, Susan W; Mkhize, Nonhlanhla N; Shen, Xiaoying; Downing, Katrina; Williamson, Carolyn; Pensiero, Michael; Corey, Lawrence; Williamson, Anna-Lise

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    A phase I safety and immunogenicity study investigated South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI) HIV-1 subtype C (HIV-1C) DNA vaccine encoding Gag-RT-Tat-Nef and gp150, boosted with modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) expressing matched antigens. Following the finding of partial protective efficacy in the RV144 HIV vaccine efficacy trial, a protein boost with HIV-1 subtype C V2-deleted gp140 with MF59 was added to the regimen. A total of 48 participants (12 U.S. participants and 36 Republic of South Africa [RSA] participants) were randomized to receive 3 intramuscular (i.m.) doses of SAAVI DNA-C2 of 4 mg (months 0, 1, and 2) and 2 i.m. doses of SAAVI MVA-C of 1.45 × 10(9) PFU (months 4 and 5) (n = 40) or of a placebo (n = 8). Approximately 2 years after vaccination, 27 participants were rerandomized to receive gp140/MF59 at 100 μg or placebo, as 2 i.m. injections, 3 months apart. The vaccine regimen was safe and well tolerated. After the DNA-MVA regimen, CD4(+) T-cell and CD8(+) T-cell responses occurred in 74% and 32% of the participants, respectively. The protein boost increased CD4(+) T-cell responses to 87% of the subjects. All participants developed tier 1 HIV-1C neutralizing antibody responses as well as durable Env binding antibodies that recognized linear V3 and C5 peptides. The HIV-1 subtype C DNA-MVA vaccine regimen showed promising cellular immunogenicity. Boosting with gp140/MF59 enhanced levels of binding and neutralizing antibodies as well as CD4(+) T-cell responses to HIV-1 envelope. (This study has been registered at ClinicalTrials.gov under registration no. NCT00574600 and NCT01423825.).

  10. Enhancing production of bio-isoprene using hybrid MVA pathway and isoprene synthase in E. coli.

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    Full Text Available The depleting petroleum reserve, increasingly severe energy crisis, and global climate change are reigniting enthusiasm for seeking sustainable technologies to replace petroleum as a source of fuel and chemicals. In this paper, the efficiency of the MVA pathway on isoprene production has been improved as follows: firstly, in order to increase MVA production, the source of the "upper pathway" which contains HMG-CoA synthase, acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase and HMG-CoA reductase to covert acetyl-CoA into MVA has been changed from Saccharomyces cerevisiae to Enterococcus faecalis; secondly, to further enhance the production of MVA and isoprene, a alanine 110 of the mvaS gene has been mutated to a glycine. The final genetic strain YJM25 containing the optimized MVA pathway and isoprene synthase from Populus alba can accumulate isoprene up to 6.3 g/L after 40 h of fed-batch cultivation.

  11. Comparing adjuvanted H28 and modified vaccinia virus ankara expressingH28 in a mouse and a non-human primate tuberculosis model.

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    Rolf Billeskov

    Full Text Available Here we report for the first time on the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of a vaccine strategy involving the adjuvanted fusion protein "H28" (consisting of Ag85B-TB10.4-Rv2660c and Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara expressing H28. We show that a heterologous prime-boost regimen involving priming with H28 in a Th1 adjuvant followed by boosting with H28 expressed by MVA (H28/MVA28 induced the highest percentage of IFN-γ expressing T cells, the highest production of IFN-γ per single cell and the highest induction of CD8 T cells compared to either of the vaccines given alone. In contrast, in mice vaccinated with adjuvanted recombinant H28 alone (H28/H28 we observed the highest production of IL-2 per single cell and the highest frequency of antigen specific TNF-α/IL-2 expressing CD4 T cells pre and post infection. Interestingly, TNF-α/IL-2 expressing central memory-like CD4 T cells showed a significant positive correlation with protection at week 6 post infection, whereas the opposite was observed for post infection CD4 T cells producing only IFN-γ. Moreover, as a BCG booster vaccine in a clinically relevant non-human primate TB model, the H28/H28 vaccine strategy induced a slightly more prominent reduction of clinical disease and pathology for up to one year post infection compared to H28/MVA28. Taken together, our data showed that the adjuvanted subunit and MVA strategies led to different T cell subset combinations pre and post infection and that TNF-α/IL-2 double producing but not IFN-γ single producing CD4 T cell subsets correlated with protection in the mouse TB model. Moreover, our data demonstrated that the H28 vaccine antigen was able to induce strong protection in both a mouse and a non-human primate TB model.

  12. Ozone profiles and structure of lamination in Ankara, Turkey

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    Kahya, C.; Demirhan, D.; Topcu, S.; Incecik, S.

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    The existence of the laminar layers with depleted and enhanced ozone mixing ratios in the vertical profiles of ozone has been received scientific attention. Due to the influences of the dynamic processes on the ozone mixing ratio in the lower stratosphere, laminar features are used in relation to the filaments of air shed from the dynamic processes. Stratospheric ozone observations are based on ozonesonde flown from Ankara (40^oN; 33^oE) by Turkish State Meteorological Service. Measurements of the ozone profile using ECC balloon-borne ozonesonde have been made since January 1994 at Ankara, Turkey weekly or twice in month. In this study, about 151 soundings in the measured program (Jan.1994- Dec.2001) were used for the analysis. The total ozone characteristics of Ankara are similar to the stations of located in mid-latitudes of Eastern Europe. The average value of total column ozone amount by ozone sounding is found with a 320 DU ± 43 in the period of 1994-2001 in Ankara. The laminae features in Ankara reflect the similar characteristics obtained in European mid-latitude stations. The seasonal distributions of laminae at Ankara show a peak occurrence in Spring. The numbers of laminae are found as 45, 58, 17 and 18 for winter, spring, summer and fall seasons respectively. The most of the laminae are found below 13 km. Frequency distribution magnitudes of laminae indicates 21% in 26-30 nb class. The mean magnitude and depth of the laminae is found as 45 nb and 1.1km respectively. In order to understand the influence of tropopause heights on the laminae structure, the number of laminae has been grouped according to high and low tropopause heights. The frequency of laminae for both lower and higher tropopause groups for winter and spring seasons are close. However the laminae disappearances in both summer and fall seasons for only in case of the lower tropopause. The days with the maximum laminae which are mostly occurred in winter and spring seasons have been examined

  13. Ultrasound for critical care physicians: hypotension after a MVA

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    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after first page. A 25 year old woman was a restrained driver in a rollover motor vehicle accident (MVA and suffered a C5-C6 fracture-dislocation with spinal cord injury. She was lucid and able to follow commands and could move her upper extremities but not her lower extremities. She was given approximately 6 liters of fluid but required vasopressors to maintain her blood pressure. Initial ECG revealed a normal sinus rhythm without significant ST changes (Figure 1. Upon initial evaluation her blood pressure was low. Bedside ultrasound of the left anterior second intercostal space revealed a sliding lung sign and a 4 chamber view of her heart was performed (Figure 2. Which of the following is the most likely cause of her hypotension? 1. Blunt cardiac injury; 2. Intravascular volume depletion; 3. Neurogenic stunned myocardium; 4. Pericardial tamponade; 5. Pneumothorax ...

  14. O comportamento de misturas betuminosas com betume modificado com borracha

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    Numa tentativa de melhorar o desempenho dos pavimentos têm sido desenvolvidas as mais diversas soluções, quer visando o desenvolvimento de novas tecnologias rodoviárias quer a procura de produtos betuminosos de superior qualidade, tendo surgido a modificação do betume através da adição de borracha de pneus, normalmente designado por Betume Modificado com Borracha (BMB). O BMB apresenta como principais vantagens a redução da susceptibilidade térmica do betume, melhora a visco-elasticidade e a ...

  15. Power Quality Evaluation of 480-V, 2-MVA UPS Systems

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    CAMM,E.H.; COREY,GARTH P.; ROBERTS,B.

    2000-06-21

    A mobile 480-V, 2-MVA UPS System utilizing battery energy storage was installed at S and C Electric Company's Polymer Products Fabrication Building in Chicago, Illinois in May 1999 to provide uninterrupted power to the building for up to 15 seconds in the event of a voltage sag or momentary interruption in the local utility supply. Similar units can be applied at medium voltage through the application of a step-up transformer to provide momentary power disturbance ride through of up to 30 seconds for loads up to 15 MVA at system voltages ranging from 4.16 kV to 34.5 kV. A power quality evaluation of the installation was performed over a six-month period from July 1999 to early January 2000. This paper describes the details and results of this power quality evaluation, which involved two phases. Phase I involved the collection and review of power disturbance data and the effects on process equipment, while Phase II involved power quality monitoring of utility source and building load voltages and currents over a period of six months. Review of power disturbance data and equipment power-disturbance ride-through characteristics during Phase I of the project indicated that the polymer fabrication process in the building is affected by the tripping of motors driving hydraulic pumps for the thermal set molding machines. The tripping of these motors may have resulted in direct production losses in 1998 of approximately $468,000. The monitoring conducted during Phase II of the project showed that the PureWave UPS operated as intended during 12 utility voltage sag events to protect the building's load against momentary power disturbances. In addition, the unit operated successfully during many staged interruptions involving opening of a source-side circuit breaker.

  16. Implante de Schocket modificado em glaucomas refratários: resultados a longo prazo

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    Objetivo:Analisar os resultados a longo prazo obtidos com o implante de Schocket modificado. Métodos: Os prontuários de 45 pacientes (45 cirurgias) submetidas ao implante de Schocket modificado com pelo menos um ano de acompanhamento foram analisados. Estudou-se as taxas de sucesso (sucesso=Po

  17. A prime/boost DNA/Modified vaccinia virus Ankara vaccine expressing recombinant Leishmania DNA encoding TRYP is safe and immunogenic in outbred dogs, the reservoir of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis.

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    Carson, Connor; Antoniou, Maria; Ruiz-Argüello, Maria Begoña; Alcami, Antonio; Christodoulou, Vasiliki; Messaritakis, Ippokratis; Blackwell, Jenefer M; Courtenay, Orin

    2009-02-11

    Previous studies demonstrated safety, immunogenicity and efficacy of DNA/modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) prime/boost vaccines expressing tryparedoxin peroxidase (TRYP) and Leishmania homologue of the mammalian receptor for activated C kinase (LACK) against Leishmania major challenge in mice, which was consistent with results from TRYP protein/adjuvant combinations in non-human primates. This study aimed to conduct safety and immunogenicity trials of these DNA/MVA vaccines in dogs, the natural reservoir host of Leishmania infantum, followed-up for 4 months post-vaccination. In a cohort of 22 uninfected outbred dogs, blinded randomised administration of 1000 microg (high dose) or 100 microg (low dose) DNA prime (day 0) and 1x10(8)pfu MVA boost (day 28) was shown to be safe and showed no clinical side effects. High dose DNA/MVA vaccinated TRYP dogs produced statistically higher mean levels of the type-1 pro-inflammatory cytokine IFN-gamma than controls in whole blood assays (WBA) stimulated with the recombinant vaccine antigen TRYP, up to the final sampling at day 126, and in the absence of challenge with Leishmania. TRYP vaccinated dogs also demonstrated significantly higher TRYP-specific total IgG and IgG2 subtype titres than in controls, and positive in vivo intradermal reactions at day 156 in the absence of natural infection, observed in 6/8 TRYP vaccinated dogs. No significant increases in IFN-gamma in LACK-stimulated WBA, or in LACK-specific IgG levels, were detected in LACK vaccinated dogs compared to controls, and only 2/9 LACK vaccinated dogs demonstrated DTH responses at day 156. In all groups, IgG1 subclass responses and antigen-specific stimulation of IL-10 were similar to controls demonstrating an absence of Th2/T(reg) response, as expected in the absence of in vivo restimulation or natural/experimental challenge with Leishmania. These collective results indicate significant antigen-specific type-1 responses and in vivo memory phase cellular immune

  18. A Novel AT-Rich DNA Recognition Mechanism for Bacterial Xenogeneic Silencer MvaT.

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Bacterial xenogeneic silencing proteins selectively bind to and silence expression from many AT rich regions of the chromosome. They serve as master regulators of horizontally acquired DNA, including a large number of virulence genes. To date, three distinct families of xenogeneic silencers have been identified: H-NS of Proteobacteria, Lsr2 of the Actinomycetes, and MvaT of Pseudomonas sp. Although H-NS and Lsr2 family proteins are structurally different, they all recognize the AT-rich DNA minor groove through a common AT-hook-like motif, which is absent in the MvaT family. Thus, the DNA binding mechanism of MvaT has not been determined. Here, we report the characteristics of DNA sequences targeted by MvaT with protein binding microarrays, which indicates that MvaT prefers binding flexible DNA sequences with multiple TpA steps. We demonstrate that there are clear differences in sequence preferences between MvaT and the other two xenogeneic silencer families. We also determined the structure of the DNA-binding domain of MvaT in complex with a high affinity DNA dodecamer using solution NMR. This is the first experimental structure of a xenogeneic silencer in complex with DNA, which reveals that MvaT recognizes the AT-rich DNA both through base readout by an "AT-pincer" motif inserted into the minor groove and through shape readout by multiple lysine side chains interacting with the DNA sugar-phosphate backbone. Mutations of key MvaT residues for DNA binding confirm their importance with both in vitro and in vivo assays. This novel DNA binding mode enables MvaT to better tolerate GC-base pair interruptions in the binding site and less prefer A tract DNA when compared to H-NS and Lsr2. Comparison of MvaT with other bacterial xenogeneic silencers provides a clear picture that nature has evolved unique solutions for different bacterial genera to distinguish foreign from self DNA.

  19. Regression of human papillomavirus intraepithelial lesions is induced by MVA E2 therapeutic vaccine.

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    Rosales, Ricardo; López-Contreras, Mario; Rosales, Carlos; Magallanes-Molina, Jose-Roberto; Gonzalez-Vergara, Roberto; Arroyo-Cazarez, Jose Martin; Ricardez-Arenas, Antonio; Del Follo-Valencia, Armando; Padilla-Arriaga, Santiago; Guerrero, Miriam Veronica; Pirez, Miguel Angel; Arellano-Fiore, Claudia; Villarreal, Freddy

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    Human papilloma viruses can induce warts, condylomas, and other intraepithelial cervical lesions that can progress to cancer. Cervical cancer is a serious problem in developing countries because early detection is difficult, and thus proper early treatment is many times missing. In this phase III clinical trial, we evaluated the potential use of MVA E2 recombinant vaccinia virus to treat intraepithelial lesions associated with papillomavirus infection. A total of 1176 female and 180 male patients with intraepithelial lesions were studied. They were injected with 10(7) MVA E2 virus particles directly into their uterus, urethra, vulva, or anus. Patients were monitored by colposcopy and cytology. Immune response was determined by measuring the antibody titer against MVA E2 virus and by analyzing the cytotoxic activity against cancer cells bearing papillomavirus DNA. Papillomavirus was determined by the Hybrid Capture method or by polymerase chain reaction analysis. By histology, 1051 (89.3%) female patients showed complete elimination of lesions after treatment with MVA E2. In 28 (2.4%) female patients, the lesion was reduced to CIN 1. Another 97 (8.3%) female patients presented isolated koilocytes after treatment. In men, all lesions were completely eliminated. All MVA E2-treated patients developed antibodies against the MVA E2 vaccine and generated a specific cytotoxic response against papilloma-transformed cells. Papillomavirus DNA was not detected after treatment in 83% of total patients treated. MVA E2 did not generate any apparent side effects. These data suggest that therapeutic vaccination with MVA E2 vaccine is an excellent candidate to stimulate the immune system and generate regression in intraepithelial lesions when applied locally.

  20. Regression of Human Papillomavirus Intraepithelial Lesions Is Induced by MVA E2 Therapeutic Vaccine

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    López-Contreras, Mario; Rosales, Carlos; Magallanes-Molina, Jose-Roberto; Gonzalez-Vergara, Roberto; Arroyo-Cazarez, Jose Martin; Ricardez-Arenas, Antonio; del Follo-Valencia, Armando; Padilla-Arriaga, Santiago; Guerrero, Miriam Veronica; Pirez, Miguel Angel; Arellano-Fiore, Claudia; Villarreal, Freddy

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Human papilloma viruses can induce warts, condylomas, and other intraepithelial cervical lesions that can progress to cancer. Cervical cancer is a serious problem in developing countries because early detection is difficult, and thus proper early treatment is many times missing. In this phase III clinical trial, we evaluated the potential use of MVA E2 recombinant vaccinia virus to treat intraepithelial lesions associated with papillomavirus infection. A total of 1176 female and 180 male patients with intraepithelial lesions were studied. They were injected with 107 MVA E2 virus particles directly into their uterus, urethra, vulva, or anus. Patients were monitored by colposcopy and cytology. Immune response was determined by measuring the antibody titer against MVA E2 virus and by analyzing the cytotoxic activity against cancer cells bearing papillomavirus DNA. Papillomavirus was determined by the Hybrid Capture method or by polymerase chain reaction analysis. By histology, 1051 (89.3%) female patients showed complete elimination of lesions after treatment with MVA E2. In 28 (2.4%) female patients, the lesion was reduced to CIN 1. Another 97 (8.3%) female patients presented isolated koilocytes after treatment. In men, all lesions were completely eliminated. All MVA E2–treated patients developed antibodies against the MVA E2 vaccine and generated a specific cytotoxic response against papilloma-transformed cells. Papillomavirus DNA was not detected after treatment in 83% of total patients treated. MVA E2 did not generate any apparent side effects. These data suggest that therapeutic vaccination with MVA E2 vaccine is an excellent candidate to stimulate the immune system and generate regression in intraepithelial lesions when applied locally. PMID:25275724

  1. Evaluation of the Efficacy of Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA)/IMVAMUNE (registered trademark) Against Aerosolized Rabbitpox Virus in a Rabbit Model

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    lymph node, mesenteric lymph node, tongue , larynx, trachea, thyroid gland, lungs, esopha- gus,mediastinum (including thymus, aorta, andmediastinal lymph...following tissues were collected and fixed for histology: mandibular lymph node, respiratory tract (including nasal passages), thyroid gland, tongue ...of the lining epithelium , accompanied by he ×; bar =20m. (c) Histologic section of a nasal passage showing diffuse congestio ith a large focus of

  2. An Investigation on Satisfaction of Domestic Tourist from Ankara Shopping Fest under the Tourism of Festival

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    Ahmet TAYFUN

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Concentration of Tourism mostly in coastal of Turkey, in certain centers and in summer season stands out as a major problem. A tourism mobility that, spread over 12 months, and including inner zones is emphasized also in 2023 Tourism Strategy of Turkey. Therefore, increasing the diversity of tourism such as festivals, which started to increase number of events. Hence, investigated in this study, satisfaction levels from Ankara Shopping Fest of domestic tourists, who came to Ankara during "Ankara Shopping Fest" which, organized in Ankara on 8 June to 1 July 2012 period. Descriptive research method used in the study. The aims in this study, determination of the views of local tourists about Ankara Shopping Fest and to investigate the satisfaction from the festival. 336 domestic tourists as visitors during the festival in Ankara were the sample of research. Questionnaire technique was used as a data collection technique. The questionnaire consisted of three parts, the first section was demographic variables. The second section was located expressions for Ankara Shopping Fest. Some statical analysis made to data in the result of research. These analyses were frequecy analysis, t tests and ANOVA tests. As a result of the t-tests and ANOVA tests significant differences were found between gender, age, level of income and civil staus of domestic tourists who came to Ankara during the festival.

  3. Caracterización del Poliuretano Modificado con Sacarosa (PSU

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio se refiere a la caracterización del poliuretano modificado con sacarosa (PSU con vistas a evaluar sus posibles aplicaciones como encapsulante y en sistemas de liberación controlada (SLC. Para esto, el producto fue sometido a pruebas de toxicidad aguda oral y se utilizó la Calorimetría Diferencial de Barrido (DSC como herramienta eficaz en la evaluación de parámetros físico químicos que inciden en sus propiedades como adhesivo y formador de películas. Los resultados obtenidos nos permitieron sugerir las modificaciones necesarias para lograr los objetivos propuestos.

  4. Determination of Coleoptera fauna on carcasses in Ankara province, Turkey.

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    Ozdemir, Senem; Sert, Osman

    2009-01-10

    In this study, 40 species from Staphylinidae, Histeridae, Dermestidae, Silphidae, Nitidulidae and Cleridae families of Coleoptera which were found in 12 pig (Sus scrofa L.) carcasses were identified and recorded during a one-year period at the Hacettepe University Beytepe Campus located in Ankara, Turkey. According to the duration of their presence on the carcasses, 22 of these species were accepted to be important in decomposition. Their distribution over the months and the duration of their presence in the various decomposition stages over the seasons were determined.

  5. 生防假单胞菌2P24中mvaT和mvaV基因对PcoI/PcoR群体感应系统的调控作用%MvaT and MvaV transcriptionally regulate PcoI/PcoR quorum-sensing system in Pseudomonas fluorescens 2P24

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    吴小刚; 魏亚蕊; 刘九成; 张力群

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    [Objective] Pseudomonas fluorescens 2P24 is an effective biocontrol agent for soil-borne plant diseases caused by microbial pathogens. The PcoI/PcoR quorum-sensing system, which influences the colonization ability of 2P24 on wheat rhizosphere, is an important factor for disease suppression. In this study we performed random mutagenesis to screen novel regulators of the pcol gene, a biosynthase gene responsible for iV-acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) production. [ Methods ] A gacA gene mutant carrying a pcoI-lacZ fusion was employed as the reporter strain and subjected to a random mini-Tn5 insertion mutagenesis. Expression of pcol kept at a low level under the gacA- negative background. The Tn5-mutants with increased pcol transcription were selected. [Results] Two mutants with significantly increased pcol expression were identified from ~ 10000 Tn5-inserted colonies. The interrupted locus in the mutants was identified as the mvaT gene, a global regulator belonging to the H-NS family. A homolog of the mvaT gene, named mvaV, was also found in the genome draft sequence of 2P24. Genetic inactivation of mvaT or mvaV gene resulted in increased transcription of pcol and the production of AHL molecules. Further qutitification by HPLC showed that the 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol (2, 4-DAPG) levels in culture supernatant of the mvaT and mvaV mutants were significantly lower than that of the wild type strain. Furthermore, the mvaT or mvaV mutation drastically improved biofilm formation in 2P24. [Conclusion] MvaT and MvaV may function as an important regulatory complex controlling biocontrol capacity of P. fluorescens 2P24.%[目的] 自小麦全蚀病自然衰退土壤分离得到的荧光假单胞菌(Pseudomonas fluorescens)2P24,可防治多种由植物病原菌引起的土传病害.菌株2P24具有群体感应(quorum-sensing,QS)系统PcoI/PcoR,该系统影响生防菌2P24生物膜的形成以及其在小麦根围的定殖能力,从而影响2P24的生防能力.本文利用遗

  6. Radioprotection by alpha-lipoic acid palladium complex formulation (POLY-MVA) in mice.

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    Ramachandran, Lakshmy; Krishnan, Chirakkal V; Nair, Cherupally Krishnan Krishnan

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    The dietary supplement, POLY-MVA, containing palladium alpha-lipoic acid complex was examined for its efficacy as a radioprotector in mice exposed to whole-body gamma-radiation. Oral administration of POLY-MVA enhanced endogenous spleen colony formation in animals exposed to a sublethal dose of 6 Gy gamma-radiation. Alkaline comet assay revealed that the nuclear DNA comet parameters such as percent DNA in tail, tail length, tail moment, and olive tail moment, of the bone marrow cells and spleen cells, were found increased following whole-body gamma-irradiation. The radiation-induced DNA damage in these cells was reduced when POLY-MVA was administered to animals exposed to a lethal dose of 8 Gy whole-body gamma-radiation. The administration of POLY-MVA significantly reduced the gamma-radiation-induced mortality and also aided recovery from the radiation-induced loss of body weight in mice surviving after 8 Gy gamma-radiation exposure. These results suggest the potential use of POLY-MVA as a radioprotector in cases of planned radiation exposures.

  7. Behzat Ç. An Ankara Detective: An Audience Perception Analysis

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    Full Text Available This study was proposed to reveal how “Behzat Ç. An Ankara Detective” serial is perceived among audiences. The research was done by 11 participants and by means of deep engagements audience notions devoted to reception aesthetic were examined. It was confirmed that audiences were highly sensitive to messages. We acquired that socio-demographic variables differ from presented content in terms of resistance. While sense production related to social reality was closer to mass media reality among the youth, elder groups and educateds producted senses that did not coincide with tendency of serial. During the engagements, Behzat Ç. was characterized as a political person and the idea that certain political parties and communities were targeted became prominent. It was determined that the audience of Behzat Ç. interprets each message according to his or her intellectual and ideological framework with an active and sensitive eye.

  8. Immunogenicity of a vaccine regimen composed of simian immunodeficiency virus DNA, rMVA, and viral particles administered to female rhesus macaques via four different mucosal routes.

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    Manrique, Mariana; Kozlowski, Pamela A; Cobo-Molinos, Antonio; Wang, Shainn-Wei; Wilson, Robert L; Montefiori, David C; Carville, Angela; Aldovini, Anna

    2013-04-01

    A comparative evaluation of the immunity stimulated with a vaccine regimen that includes simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), interleukin 2 (IL-2), and IL-15 DNAs, recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (rMVA), and inactivated SIVmac239 particles administered into the oral and nasal cavities, small intestine, and vagina was carried out in female rhesus macaques to determine the best route to induce diverse anti-SIV immunity that may be critical to protection from SIV infection and disease. All four immunizations generated mucosal SIV-specific IgA. Oral immunization was as effective as vaginal immunization in inducing SIV-specific IgA in vaginal secretions and generated greater IgA responses in rectal secretions and saliva samples compared to the other immunization routes. All four immunizations stimulated systemic T-cell responses against Gag and Env, albeit to a different extent, with oral immunization providing greater magnitude and nasal immunization providing wider functional heterogeneity. SIV-specific T cells producing gamma interferon (IFN-γ) dominated these responses. Limited levels of SIV-specific IgG antibodies were detected in plasma samples, and no SIV-specific IgG antibodies were detected in secretions. Vaccination also induced CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell responses in the rectal and vaginal mucosa with greater functional heterogeneity than in blood samples. Rectal T-cell responses were significantly greater in the orally vaccinated animals than in the other animals. The most balanced, diverse, and higher-magnitude vaginal T-cell responses were observed after intestinal vaccination. Significantly higher CD8(+) granzyme B-positive T-cell responses were observed systemically after intestinal vaccination and in rectal cells after oral immunization. The majority of SIV-specific T cells that produced granzyme B did not produce cytokines. Of the immunization routes tested, oral vaccination provided the most diverse and significant response to the vaccine.

  9. Construction of recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara with Ag85A and ESAT-6 gene and examination of their immunogenicity in mice%重组结核抗原痘苗病毒Ankara株的构建及其免疫原性研究

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    楼觉人; 张群; 朱琳

    2008-01-01

    目的 构建5种不同类型的表达结核杆菌特异抗原的重组痘苗病毒,并研究其特异免疫原性.方法 运用同源重组技术将含结核分泌抗原Ag85A和ESAT-6的基因片段插入痘苗病毒表达质粒p18中.重组质粒导入痘苗病毒Ankara(MVA)后构建重组痘苗病毒,经筛选和Western blot鉴定,得到5个种类的带有结核抗原基因的重组病毒.用构建的5种重组病毒免疫小鼠,MTT法检测免疫后小鼠脾淋巴细胞对特异结核抗原的增殖反应;ELISA检测小鼠脾淋巴细胞培养上清液中IFN-γ的含量;结核菌素纯蛋白衍化物(PPD)皮内试验以检测重组病毒引发的针对结核抗原的特异细胞免疫应答.结果 构建的5种蘑组病毒介导的细胞表达产物经Western blot鉴定确认相对分子质量与结核抗原一致.免疫小鼠两次后,5种重组病毒免疫组脾淋巴细胞体外与Ag85A-ESAT-6融合蛋白共培养后表现出明显的增殖活性(P<0.01),培养上清液中IFN-γ的浓度均较同组细胞经生理盐水刺激明显增高(P<0.05);与空痘苗病毒或生理盐水免疫后小鼠相比,5种重组MVA免疫组脾淋巴细胞与AgB5A.ESAT-6融合蛋白共培养后同样表现出明显的增殖活性(P<0.01),与Ag85A-ESAT-6融合蛋白共培养的细胞上清液中IFN-γ的浓度均升高(P<0.01).与空痘苗病毒或生理盐水免疫后小鼠相比,5种重组MVA免疫组小鼠对PPD都表现出显著的迟发型超敏反应应答(P<0.05).结论 成功构建了5种不同类型的表达结核杆菌抗原的重组痘苗病毒疫苗,其免疫小鼠后可激发针对结核杆菌抗原的特异性细胞免疫.%Objective To construct five types of recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) carrying genes encoding antigen 85A (Ag85A), early secretory antigenic target (ESAT-6) or IL-2 and to investigate the immunogenicity of these recombinant MVA in mice. Methods The genes encoding Ag85A and ESAT-6 were amplified by PCR from Mycobacterium

  10. Ankara Historic City Centre Restoration Site Conservation Plan, its Characteristics, and Rationales for its Revocation

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    Mehmet Tuncer

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This is a comprehensive evaluation of the 1: 5000 Ankara Historic City Centre Restoration Site Conservation Master Development Plan and the 1: 1000 Conservation Implementation Plans, which have become a matter of litigation against the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, filed by various non-governmental organizations, universities, the Union of Chambers of Turkish Architects and Engineers (TMMOB and public institutions; in terms of the environment, transportation and traffic as regards the entirety of the planned location, and the integrity of the plan, based on conservation-reclamation planning essentials and public interest. Thus the Ulus Ankara Historic City Centre Restoration Site Conservation Master Development and Implementation Plan and Plan Notes as ratified by the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality and Conservation Board, are examined in this context in terms of restoration site, protected site, conservation site, interaction and transition sites and historic and cultural properties.

  11. Analysis of trace elements in airborne particulate matters collected in Ankara, Turkey by TXRF

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    The main focus point of the presented study was the assessment of atmospheric burden of particulate matter and toxic trace metals in the atmosphere of Ankara, Turkey. For this purpose, outdoor samplings were accomplished in the capital city, Ankara. The types of filters, sample collection and sample preparation methods were investigated and optimized. Analyses were provided by the total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) spectroscopic technique in Germany. Spatial and temporal variations of...

  12. The candidate TB vaccine, MVA85A, induces highly durable Th1 responses.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Vaccination against tuberculosis (TB should provide long-term protective immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb. The current TB vaccine, Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG, protects against disseminated childhood TB, but protection against lung TB in adolescents and adults is variable and mostly poor. One potential reason for the limited durability of protection may be waning of immunity through gradual attrition of BCG-induced T cells. We determined if a MVA85A viral-vector boost could enhance the durability of mycobacteria-specific T cell responses above those induced by BCG alone. METHODS: We describe a long-term follow-up study of persons previously vaccinated with MVA85A. We performed a medical history and clinical examination, a tuberculin skin test and measured vaccine-specific T cell responses in persons previously enrolled as adults, adolescents, children or infants into three different Phase II trials, between 2005 and 2011. RESULTS: Of 252 potential participants, 183 (72.6% consented and completed the study visit. Vaccine-induced Ag85A-specific CD4+ T cell responses were remarkably persistent in healthy, HIV-uninfected adults, adolescents, children and infants, up to 6 years after MVA85A vaccination. Specific CD4+ T cells expressed surface markers consistent with either CD45RA-CCR7+ central memory or CD45RA-CCR7- effector memory T cells. Similarly durable Ag85A-specific CD4+ T cell responses were detected in HIV-infected persons who were on successful antiretroviral therapy when MVA85A was administered. By contrast, Ag85A-specific CD4+ T cell frequencies in untreated MVA85A-vaccinated HIV-infected persons were mostly undetectable 3-5 years after vaccination. CONCLUSION: MVA85A induces remarkably durable T cell responses in immunocompetent persons. However, results from a recent phase IIb trial of MVA85A, conducted in infants from the same geographic area and study population, showed no vaccine efficacy, suggesting

  13. Risk-Informed Monitoring, Verification and Accounting (RI-MVA). An NRAP White Paper Documenting Methods and a Demonstration Model for Risk-Informed MVA System Design and Operations in Geologic Carbon Sequestration

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    Unwin, Stephen D.; Sadovsky, Artyom; Sullivan, E. C.; Anderson, Richard M.

    2011-09-30

    This white paper accompanies a demonstration model that implements methods for the risk-informed design of monitoring, verification and accounting (RI-MVA) systems in geologic carbon sequestration projects. The intent is that this model will ultimately be integrated with, or interfaced with, the National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) integrated assessment model (IAM). The RI-MVA methods described here apply optimization techniques in the analytical environment of NRAP risk profiles to allow systematic identification and comparison of the risk and cost attributes of MVA design options.

  14. Organismos modificados genéticamente en la alimentación humana

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    El presente trabajo trata la controversia del tema de los organismos modificados genéticamente (OMG). Se mencionan los beneficios que aporta la ingeniería genética y también los principales riesgos y preocupaciones existentes en torno al consumo de los alimentos modificados genéticamente, reportando casos de estudios que así lo constatan.Se tratan temas como seguridad alimentaria, legislación y normativas de etiquetado de estos nuevos alimentos, señalando su relación con la salud. Además, se ...

  15. Riesgos sobre la salud de los alimentos modificados genéticamente: una revision bibliografica

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    A lo largo de 1999, se ha venido intensificando el debate sobre la seguridad de los alimentos modificados genéticamente, una importante y compleja área de investigación científica, la cual demanda unos estándares rigurosos. Diversos grupos, incluyendo asociaciones de consumidores y Organizaciones no Gubernamentales (ONGs) han sugerido que todos los alimentos modificados genéticamente deberían ser sometidos a estudios a largo plazo con animales antes de su aprobación para el consumo humano. El...

  16. Jurados ciudadanos y organismos genéticamente modificados

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    Luque, Emilio

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    Full Text Available Apolitical sociology of food must look into the processes whereby regulatory decisions on food are made, and also into the democratic potential of their alternatives. Five "experiments in democracy" are described, in which a promising deliberative device has been used: citizens' juries. Indian and Brazilian peasants, on the one hand, and British consumers in the other took part in them, and they focused on Genetically Modified Organisms. These processes, whose defining trait is granting jurors access to expert witnesses presented by all stakeholders in the controversy, show the impressive ability of ordinary citizens to articulate their analysis of complex issues, a reassessment of risks, and a recontextualization of the use of GMOs. At any rate, deliberative democracy is not a magic bullet for the epistemic and political crisis that underlies food crisis; instead, it points at a paradigm change towards an experimental democratic polity in which the instances of representation of the public and publics are multiplied.

    Una sociología política de la alimentación debe analizar los procesos a través de los cuales se alcanzan las decisiones de regulación y control alimentario y examinar el potencial de sus alternativas. Se describen aquí cinco experimentos democráticos en los que se ha empleado uno de los dispositivos deliberativos más prometedores en condiciones de alta complejidad cognitiva, los llamados jurados ciudadanos, con la participación de campesinos hindúes y brasileños y consumidores británicos, y centrados en los Organismos Genéticamente Modificados. Estos procesos, caracterizados por el acceso de los miembros del jurado a testigos expertos presentados por los distintos participantes en la controversia, muestran la enorme capacidad de los ciudadanos "de a pie" para articular el análisis de un problema complejo, reevaluar sus riesgos y recontextualizar el uso de los OGM. En todo caso, la democracia deliberativa no es

  17. Archaeometric exploration at Akköprü in Ankara

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    Full Text Available The archaeometric exploration was conducted by surveying and sampling studies on the stone, and mortar samples from Akköprü in Ankara. Spot salt test and conductometric analysis were applied to get water soluble salt content of stone samples. The aggregate and binder part of the mortars were determined by the analyses of acidic aggregate & binder, aggregate granulometry, thin section optic microscopy and X-ray diffraction. In addition, the physical conditions of the stones were determined by some physical tests. The results of archaeometrical data showed that the constructive stone material was mainly andesite besides ignimbrite and dacite, and the original binder material was lime mortar. The cement content of the binder of mortars reveals the recent interventions on Akköprü. In the light of petrographic studies it was understood that the source of the original constructive raw material reflects the local formation. The high soluble salt content and the bad physical conditions of some stones also showed that they are undergoing a decomposition process of different degrees.

  18. Riesgos sobre la salud de los alimentos modificados genéticamente: una revision bibliografica

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    Full Text Available A lo largo de 1999, se ha venido intensificando el debate sobre la seguridad de los alimentos modificados genéticamente, una importante y compleja área de investigación científica, la cual demanda unos estándares rigurosos. Diversos grupos, incluyendo asociaciones de consumidores y Organizaciones no Gubernamentales (ONGs han sugerido que todos los alimentos modificados genéticamente deberían ser sometidos a estudios a largo plazo con animales antes de su aprobación para el consumo humano. El principal objetivo de la presente revisión ha sido conocer cual es el estado actual de la cuestión en lo referente a los potenciales efectos adversos sobre la salud de los alimentos modificados genéticamente. Dos bases de datos, Medline y Toxline, así como una serie de direcciones de internet, han sido empleadas para la obtención de bibliografía. Aunque son numerosos los comentarios, noticias generales y cartas al Editor aparecidos en prestigiosas revistas, los artículos referentes a estudios experimentales sobre la seguridad de los alimentos modificados genéticamente son, sorprendentemente, muy escasos. Si se han obtenido resultados procedentes de la evaluación toxicológica de estos alimentos, no han sido publicados en revistas científicas y, por lo tanto, no han podido ser debidamente juzgados o contrastados.

  19. EFEITO DE FUNGOS MVA NATIVOS E INTRODUZIDOS NO RENDIMENTO DE CORNICHÃO

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito de fMVA nativos, Glomus clarum e Glomus etunicatum, na absorção de fósforo (P e produção de massa seca (MS pelo cornichão (Lotus comiculatus L. em condições naturais e modificadas pela calagem e verificar a compatibilidade entre as espécies introduzidas e os fMVA nativos ocorrentes no solo, conduziu-se um experimento em casa de vegetação, em solo Podzólico Vermelho Amarelo (Hapludalf. Os tratamentos constituiram-se de fatorial 5x2x2, ou seja, cinco níveis de combinação com fMVA (Glomus clarinn, Glomus etunicatum, fungos nativos, mistura de fungos nativos mais as duas espécies de Glomus e sem inoculação com fMVA; com pH 4,8 e 6,0 e duas doses de fósforo 30 e 90mg de P2O5/kg de solo, com três repetições, no delineamento inteiramente casualizado. Os maiores rendimentos de MS e acumulação de P foram obtidos nos tratamentos que receberam a dose mais alta de P e calagem para pH 6,0. O fMVA Glomus clarum foi efetivo e eficiente em suprir P às plantas de cornichão quando cultivado em solo com baixa disponibilidade de P (5,5ppm ex-trator Mehlich e em condições de pH baixo (pH 4.5, aumentando a produção de MS a acumulação de P, mas quando em condição intermediária de P (15ppm extrator Mehlich e pH baixo (pH 4,5 os fungos introduzidos não diferiram da testemunha e fMVA nativos para a produção de MS, mas a acumulação de P foi maior nos tratamentos que receberam Glomus clarum. Em condições de pH moderadamente baixo (pH 5,5 e disponibilidade intermediária de P os fungos introduzidos foram superiores à testemunha e fMVA nativos para a produção de MS. Os tratamentos com os maiores níveis de taxa de colonização micorrízica corresponderam aos de maiores rendimentos de MS, acumulação de P e ao maior número de esporos encontrados após o cultivo, evidenciando que a introdução de fMVA pode ser viável quando as espécies nativas não são eficientes para a cultura ou

  20. Urban and Indoor Weak Signal Tracking Using an Array Tracker with MVA and Nonlinear Filtering

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    Full Text Available We focus on the need for weak GPS signal tracking technique at a receiver powered on in urban or indoor environment; the tracking loop is unlocked and data bit edge position is unknown. A modified Viterbi algorithm (MVA based on dynamic programming is developed and it is applied to GPS bit synchronization to improve bit edge position detection probability. Meanwhile, two combination carrier tracking schemes based on central difference Kalman filter (CDKF and MVA module are designed for tracking very weak GPS signal. The testing results indicate that the methods can successfully detect bit edge position with high detection probability whether or not the tracking loop is locked. The tested combination tracking scheme is still able to work well when the signal quality deteriorates to 20 dB-Hz without additional large store space.

  1. A novel double expression shuttle vector to get marker-free recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara%改良型痘苗病毒安卡拉株表达系统可删除筛选标记的双表达穿梭载体

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    郑其升; 毕志香; 李梅清; 侯继波; 陈溥言

    2011-01-01

    A novel double expression shuttle vector named pLR-gpt was constructed for marker-free recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara generation. A delectable Eco gpt marker was adopted with Cre/LoxP DNA recombination system and a BHK-21 cell line that can express Cre enzyme. Eco gpt gene controlled by P7.5 promoter from Vaccinia virus was cloned between two LoxP sites in the same direction. Additionally, two multiple cloning site under control of other two Vaccinia virus promoters were constructed outside LoxP sites. With this new transfer vector, Eco gpt marker in rMVA can be deleted on BHK-Cre with interaction between Cre enzyme and LoxP sequence. In order to verify the efficacy of this system, ORF5 and ORF6 gene of Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) NJ-a strain were cloned into two multiple cloning sites of pLR-gpt to construct recombinant plasmid pLR-ORF5/ORF6. Homologous recombination between pLR-ORF5/ORF6 and wtMVA on BHK-21 cell was mediated by liposome by infecting cells with 0.01 MOI wtMVA two hours before transfection. After twelve cycles of selection, recombinant MVA with selecting marker Eco gpt was obtained and named as rMVAgpt-GP5/M. By infecting BHK-Cre, the Eco gpt marker in rMVAgpt-GP5/M was deleted and this rMVA was named as rMVA-GP5/M. Expression of GP5 and M protein was identified with Western blotting and IFA. Results from PCR and biological study for rMVA indicated that Eco gpt marker was completely deleted. Conclusions: double expression transfer vector for marker-free recombinant Modified vaccinia virus Ankara generation was successfully constructed, and works well in MVA expression system.%为了构建改良型痘苗病毒安卡拉株表达系统可删除筛选标记的双表达穿梭载体,利用Cre/LoxPDNA重组系统以及本实验室表达Cre酶的BHK-21细胞系(BHK-Cre),以大肠杆菌黄嘌吟-鸟嘌呤磷酸核糖转移酶(Eco gpt)为筛选标记构建可删除筛选标记的双表

  2. Traumatic injuries to permanent teeth in Turkish children, Ankara.

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    Altun, Ceyhan; Ozen, Buğra; Esenlik, Elçin; Guven, Günseli; Gürbüz, Taşkin; Acikel, Cengizhan; Basak, Feridun; Akbulut, Erman

    2009-06-01

    The aim of this study was to identify the types and etiologies of dento-alveolar injuries among patients who were treated for injuries to maxillary and/or mandibular permanent teeth at the Gulhane Medical Academy, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Center of Dental Sciences in Ankara, Turkey to provide a basis for determining optimal treatment approaches and educational needs. From a total of 4956 children aged 6-12 years (mean age: 8.91 +/- 1.95) applying to the Center, 472 children (9.5%) were found to have suffered dental injuries during a period of 2 years. Injuries were classified according to drawings and texts based on the WHO classification system, as modified by Andreasen and Andreasen. Injury rates were highest among children age 6 and ages 8-10. The most frequently injured permanent teeth were the maxillary central incisors (88.2%), and the maxillary right central permanent incisor made up 47.2% of all injured teeth. The most common cause of dental trauma was falling while walking or running (40.3%). Most injuries involved a single tooth (64.8%). The most common type of injury was enamel fracture (44.6%). There was a significant difference in gender, where boys more often suffered from a dental hard tissue and pulp injury than girls (P = 0.019), whereas there was no difference in gender (P = 0.248) in the distribution of periodontal injuries. Injuries were found to occur more frequently during the summer (P trauma, preventive orthodontic treatment in early mixed dentition may play an important role in reducing traumatic dental injuries.

  3. Design and Development of a 100 MVA HTS Generator for Commercial Entry

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    In 2002, General Electric and the US Department of Energy (DOE) entered into a cooperative agreement for the development of a commercialized 100 MVA generator using high temperature superconductors (HTS) in the field winding. The intent of the program was to: (1) identify and develop technologies that would be needed for such a generator; (2) develop conceptual designs for generators with ratings of 100 MVA and higher using HTS technology; (3) perform proof of concept tests at the 1.5 MW level for GE's proprietary warm iron rotor HTS generator concept; and (4) design, build, and test a prototype of a commercially viable 100 MVA generator that could be placed on the power grid. This report summarizes work performed during the program and is provided as one of the final program deliverables. The design for the HTS generator was based on GE's warm iron rotor concept in which a cold HTS coil is wound around a warm magnetic iron pole. This approach for rotating HTS electrical machinery provides the efficiency benefits of the HTS technology while addressing the two most important considerations for power generators in utility applications: cost and reliability. The warm iron rotor concept uses the least amount of expensive HTS wire compared to competing concepts and builds on the very high reliability of conventional iron core stators and armature windings.

  4. Estado da arte sobre as propriedades e tipos de utilização do betume modificado com borracha

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    Tendo em conta a actualidade do tema Betume Modificado com Borracha os autores sentiram a necessidade de promover o estado da arte sobre as propriedades e tipos de utilização deste ligante modificado. Com essa finalidade, realizou-se em Vilamoura de 14 a 17 de Novembro de 2000 a primeira Conferência Internacional sobre Betume Modificado com Borracha reciclada de pneus: “Asphalt Rubber 2000”. Atendendo à qualidade dos conteúdos técnicos apresentados, bem como, das intervenções realizadas, p...

  5. Daily Ambrosia Pollen Concentration in the Air of Ankara,Turkey (1990-1999)

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    Ayse KAPLAN; Nazmiye SAKIYAN; N Münevver PINAR

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    The airborne ragweed pollen spectrum was investigated in the air of Ankara, Turkey for aperiod of ten years (1990-1999) using a Burkard seven-day volumetric recording trap. In our study period,long distance transported Ambrosia pollen has been registered. Daily pollen levels varied from low to highin Burge's system. In last three years, the pollen concentration of Ambrosia showed a clear increasingtendency. Our results prove that ragweed pollen may be an important threat for ragweed sensitive patientsin Ankara city in near future.

  6. Estudio preliminar sobre micorriza versículo – Arbuscular (MVA en lulo (Solanum quitoense Lam

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    Full Text Available En el estudio se determinó el carácter (obligado o facultativo de la asociación micorrícica y se evaluó la eficiencia de nueve cepas de micorriza en dos tipos de oxisoles con fertilidad baja y moderada y en presencia de tres niveles de fósforo (0,50 Y 100 kg/ha. El lulo es una especie micotrófica facultativa, ya que con adecuados niveles de fósforo asimilable en el suelo su desarrollo no depende de la asociación micorrícica, mientras que con bajos niveles sucede lo contrario. En general, la inoculación con MVA incrementó el desarrollo del lulo tanto en semilleros como en plántulas. Los mejores aislamientos de MVA fueron una mezcla de Acaulospora spp y Glomus sp y Entrophospora colombiana. En general, la efectividad de la MVA incrementó con niveles bajos y medios de fósforo y se deprimió con el nivel alto, El desarrollo del lulo y la efectividad de la micorriza fue mayor en la localidad más cálida (1050 m, 24°C y 60 % HR que en la más templada (2100 m, 14°C Y 80 % HR.A preliminary study to determine the character (obligate or facultative of the mycorrhizal association in, "naranjilla" (Solanum quitoense L. and an evaluation of nine mycorrhiza stock, was carried out at Palmira (1050 m, 24°C and R.H. of 60 % and Jamundí (2100 m, 14°C and R.H. of 80 %. The trial was held on two oxyzole having a lowand moderate fertility, with 3 levels of phosphorus (0,50 Y 100 kq/ha. The "naranjilla" is a facultative mycotrophic specie. In general, the inoculation with MVA fungi, increased the development of the "naranjilla" in seed beds as well as transplanted seed lings. The effectivity of MVA was dependent on the fungus specie, its origin, the phosphorus levels in the soil and the weather of both Iocalities. The development of the "naranjilla" and the effectivity of the mycorrhiza was superior at the locality (14°C. In general, the isolations which showed the best behavior were a mixture of Acaulospora spp and Glomus sp, and

  7. Internet Use Habits of Students of the Department of Information Management, Hacettepe University, Ankara

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    2007-01-01

    The frequency and other characteristics of Internet use of students studying at the Department of Information Management at Hacettep University in Ankara, Turkey, are examined. According to the findings, students prefer electronic media to printed media, they find the easy accessibility of the information more important than the other qualities,…

  8. Service Quality of State Universities in Turkey: The Case of Ankara

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    Eres, Figen

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this study is determine the service quality perceptions of students being educated at state universities in Ankara. The sample of the study is composed of final grade students of faculties of Economics and Administrative Sciences. The sample of the study is composed of a total of randomly selected students. There were 416 returned…

  9. Image of Turkish Basic Schools: A Reflection from the Province of Ankara

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    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the organizational image of basic schools in Turkey, a rapidly developing nation that has been investing significantly in education. Participants were 730 residents of Ankara province in the Golbasi district. The participants were selected using a cluster sampling methodology. Data were collected…

  10. Antibacterial phage ORFans of Pseudomonas aeruginosa phage LUZ24 reveal a novel MvaT inhibiting protein

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    Full Text Available The functional elucidation of small unknown phage proteins (‘ORFans’ presents itself as one of the major challenges of bacteriophage molecular biology. In this work, we mined the Pseudomonas aeruginosa infecting phage LUZ24 proteome for antibacterial and antibiofilm proteins against its host. Subsequently, their putative host target was identified. In one example, we observed an interaction between LUZ24 gp4 and the host transcriptional regulator MvaT. The polymerization of MvaT across AT-rich DNA strands permits gene silencing of foreign DNA, thereby limiting any potentially adverse effects of such DNA. Gel shift assays proved the inhibitory effect of LUZ24 gp4 on MvaT DNA binding activity. Therefore, we termed this gene product as Mip, the MvaT inhibiting protein. We hypothesize Mip prevents the AT-rich LUZ24 DNA from being physically blocked by MvaT oligomers right after its injection in the host cell, thereby allowing phage transcription and thus completion of the phage infection cycle.

  11. COMPORTAMIENTO DE UN CEMENTO ASFÁLTICO MODIFICADO CON UN DESECHO DE PVC

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    Fredy Alberto Reyes Lizcano

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Las propiedades físicas y reológicas a altas temperaturas de servicio de un cemento asfáltico (CA modificado con un desecho de policloruro de vinilo (PVC fueron evaluadas y son presentadas en el artículo. Adicionalmente se presenta la influencia del tiempo de mezcla del CA con el PVC y el envejecimiento a corto plazo. Un incremento notable en la rigidez y la resistencia a fluir se reporta cuando se adiciona el desecho de PVC a un CA 80-100. De la misma forma, se reporta un incremento en la temperatura máxima de operación en servicio del ligante modificado.

  12. Cancer immunotherapy: phase II clinical studies with TG4010 (MVA-MUC1-IL2).

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    Acres, Bruce

    2007-09-01

    Vaccines are well known in the context of prevention of diseases caused by infectious agents. Current research is now aimed at using vaccines to manipulate the immune system to eliminate established diseases, including cancer. Several such immunotherapeutic vaccines are now in clinical trials and are beginning to show clinical benefit. TG4010 is one such vaccine. It incorporates the MUC1 antigen, which is overexpressed in the majority of cancers, into a non-propagative pox viral vector, MVA. A second gene, interleukin-2 is also incorporated into TG4010 as an immune stimulus. The vaccine has been tested in breast, kidney, prostate and lung cancers with encouraging results.

  13. Double-Difference Tomography for Sequestration MVA [monitoring, verification, and accounting

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    Westman, Erik

    2012-12-31

    Analysis of synthetic data was performed to determine the most cost-effective tomographic monitoring system for a geologic carbon sequestration injection site. Double-difference tomographic inversion was performed on 125 synthetic data sets: five stages of CO2 plume growth, five seismic event regions, and five geophone arrays. Each resulting velocity model was compared quantitatively to its respective synthetic velocity model to determine an accuracy value. The results were examined to determine a relationship between cost and accuracy in monitoring, verification, and accounting applications using double-difference tomography. The geophone arrays with widely-varying geophone locations, both laterally and vertically, performed best. Additionally, double difference seismic tomography was performed using travel time data from a carbon sequestration site at the Aneth oil field in southeast Utah as part of a Department of Energy initiative on monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) of sequestered CO2. A total of 1,211 seismic events were recorded from a borehole array consisting of 22 geophones. Artificial velocity models were created to determine the ease with which different CO2 plume locations and sizes can be detected. Most likely because of the poor geophone arrangement, a low velocity zone in the Desert Creek reservoir can only be detected when regions of test site containing the highest ray path coverage are considered. MVA accuracy and precision may be improved through the use of a receiver array that provides more comprehensive ray path coverage.

  14. Using Internet at University Libraries in Ankara Ankara'daki Üniversite Kütüphanelerinde Internet Kullanımı

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    Necip Erol Olcay

    1996-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper reviews the use of Internet at university libraries in Ankara. First, the impact of Internet upon libraries are summarized and then findings of a questionnaire swvey are discussed. Survey shows that university libraries are not sufficiently equipped with needed hardware and capabilities to get access to the Internet. Resources (i.e., online catalogs of a very few university libraries are accessible through the Internet. Some 40% of university librarians do not know how to use the Internet, lack required skills and training, and do not use the Internet in their workplaces. The article concludes with the interpretation of the findings and recommendations. Bu makalede Ankara'da bulunan üniversite kütüphanelerinde Internet kullanımı incelenmektedir. Internet'in kütüphane hizmetlerine katkıları kısaca özetlenmekte ve Ankara'daki üniversite kütüphanelerinde çalışan 111 profesyonel kütüphaneciye Mart-Nisan 1996'da uygulanan bir anket sonucu elde edilen bulgular verilmektedir. Ankara'daki üniversite kütüphanelerinin sahip olduğu donanım ve Internet'e erişim olanaklarının yeterli olmadığı ve bir-iki kütüphane dışında söz konusu kütüphanelerin kaynaklarının (çevrimiçi katalog, vd. Internet'e açık olmadığı ortaya çıkmıştır. Öte yandan, bu üniversitelerde görev yapan kütüphanecilerin önemli bir kısmının (%40 Internet'i kullanmayı bilmedikleri, bu konuda yeterli eğitim görmedikleri ve işyerlerinde Internet kullanmadıkları ortaya çıkmıştır. Anket sonucu elde edilen bulgular yorumlanarak bazı önerilerde bulunulmuştur.

  15. Personal Hygiene Behavior of Some High School Students in Ankara Province

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    Cigdem Simsek; Birgul Piyal; Hakan Tuzun; Deniz Cakmak; Hatice Turan; Vildan Seyrek

    2010-01-01

    AIM: This descriptive study aimed to determine the behavior of 11th class students (n=215) was related to personal hygiene at three high schools (one private high school, one health vocational high school, one industry vocational high school) in the center of Ankara Province. METHOD: In order to analyze how changes hygiene-related behaviors of students with descriptive features, some behaviors related to hygiene, whether these points are being collected separately "total hygiene point" calcul...

  16. Looking at Ankara from Strasbourg: An Empirical Assessment of MEPs' Voting on and Framing of Turkey

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    this article examines the way in which the Members of the European Parliament (MEPS) frame Turkey and how this affects their voting stance towards Ankara in the parliamentary debates. Recent studies (Baldwin and Widgrén 2005; Braghiroli 2012; Canan-Sokullu 2011) have demonstrated that the debate on Turkey’s European Union (EU) membership produces a very divisive impact on the voting dynamics and voting alignments in the European Parliament (EP) in the light of its nationa...

  17. DETERMINATION OF ENGINEERING CRITERIA OF DELICE (ANKARA BRIDGE BY CPM METHOD

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    M. Haluk ÇELİK

    1995-02-01

    Full Text Available In this study, CPM-PERT method is used to find out the minimum time and cost of the bridge constructed in Delice (Ankara on the Koru river. The reinforced concrete bridge has a 13.70 m support distance and an 8 m platform witdh. In the method; planning, management and cost prices in Early Finish and Late Finish times were taken into account.

  18. Biochemical and Structural Basis for Inhibition of Enterococcus faecalis Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Synthase, mvaS, by Hymeglusin

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    Skaff, D. Andrew; Ramyar, Kasra X.; McWhorter, William J.; Barta, Michael L.; Geisbrecht, Brian V.; Miziorko, Henry M. (UMKC)

    2012-07-25

    Hymeglusin (1233A, F244, L-659-699) is established as a specific {beta}-lactone inhibitor of eukaryotic hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA synthase (HMGCS). Inhibition results from formation of a thioester adduct to the active site cysteine. In contrast, the effects of hymeglusin on bacterial HMG-CoA synthase, mvaS, have been minimally characterized. Hymeglusin blocks growth of Enterococcus faecalis. After removal of the inhibitor from culture media, a growth curve inflection point at 3.1 h is observed (vs 0.7 h for the uninhibited control). Upon hymeglusin inactivation of purified E. faecalis mvaS, the thioester adduct is more stable than that measured for human HMGCS. Hydroxylamine cleaves the thioester adduct; substantial enzyme activity is restored at a rate that is 8-fold faster for human HMGCS than for mvaS. Structural results explain these differences in enzyme-inhibitor thioester adduct stability and solvent accessibility. The E. faecalis mvaS-hymeglusin cocrystal structure (1.95 {angstrom}) reveals virtually complete occlusion of the bound inhibitor in a narrow tunnel that is largely sequestered from bulk solvent. In contrast, eukaryotic (Brassica juncea) HMGCS binds hymeglusin in a more solvent-exposed cavity.

  19. Aspects regarding the Calculation of the Dielectric Loss Angle Tangent between the Windings of a Rated 40 MVA Transformer

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    Cristinel Popescu

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The paper aims to identify how to determine the dielectric loss angle tangent of the electric transformers from the transformer stations. Autors of the paper managed a case study on the dielectric established between high respectively medium voltage windings of an electrical rated 40 MVA transformer.

  20. Giulio Mongeri, an Architect Efficient in the Building of Capital City Ankara and his Biography

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    Damla Çinici

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The study is about Giulio Mongeri (1873 – 1951 who was the architect of Ottoman Bank (1926, Ziraat Bank (1926 – 1929, Monopolies Chief Directorate (1928 and Türkiye İş Bank (1929 buildings in Ankara in the first years of the Republic. Giulio Mongeri was one of the architects prominent in architectural activities both in the last years of Ottoman Empire and first years of the Republic and undertook an effective role in the architectural understanding of the next generation by raising the architects of the future as an instructor of the Academy of Fine Arts. In the study, it is aimed to gain especially the sketches and photos obtained from his diary and not published anywhere else to the scientific world as a new contribution to the knowledge in the available publications. Giulio Mongeri himself, his family and environs in which he was raised, his personality and attitude as a trainer have been appraised in the light of new information. The buildings of Mongeri in Ankara have been studied comparatively with the other buildings in Ankara in this period and an attempt is made to assess the differences in his approach.

  1. Fishery Products Consumptıon in the Cities of Ankara and Izmir in Turkey

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    Hülya Saygı

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This study is one of Turkey at the sea coast in Izmir and Ankara in other inland fisheries are conducted to determine consumer preferences. 306 people in Izmir and 405 people in Ankara were directly interviewed and the orginal data for the research was gathered. Survey data were anlyzed with using SPSS and Microsoft Excel software packages. According to the survey data; it is determined that individuals consumed mostly white meat at the rate of 81%, and consumed white meat at the rate of 19%. At least 46% of these individuals consume fish once a week at a minimum. It is determined that 83% of the individuals in Ankara consumed white meat, 17% consumed red meat. It is found out that at least 30% of these indiviudals consumed fish once a week at a minimum. Aquaculture products are highly important for the nutrition due to its being animal protein resource. In spite of the fast growing population and big problems seen in balanced diets, aquaculture products are not efficiently benefited. As a result of our country to increase fish consumption habits and consumption of fishery products on human health in the short and long term benefits should be explained. To this end, local governments and other regional organizations and institutions of the people in the area where the handle will be of interest to fisheries and should be in promoting.

  2. EVALUATION OF PHARMACIES IN ANKARA ABOUT SOME LEGAL REQUIREMENTS AND COLD CHAIN RULES

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    Cengiz Han ACIKEL

    Full Text Available We aimed to evaluate the pharmacies in Ankara Centrum on some legal requirements and cold chain rules. We planned this study as a cross sectional research and performed it in Ankara 15-20 June 2000. Among the 1400 registered pharmacies in Ankara, stratified sampling chose 200; 189 could be reached. A questionnaire was formed in GATA Department of Public Health to evaluate cold chain rules, and also another observation form was filled for each pharmacy. Most common faults were lack of name tags (89.4%, lack of white uniforms (70.4%, and absence of pharmacist (42.3%. 95.8% mentioned that they received unprescribed drug requests; and 69.5% confessed that they gave unprescribed drugs. 42.1% said that they had food in the refrigerators they kept vaccines and biological materials. 55.8% of the responsible personnel had no knowledge about the suitable shelve for vaccines in the refrigerator. When comparing the pharmacies according to their placement, we found that there were considerable faults and especially these were more in hospital district pharmacies. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2004; 3(7.000: 148-155

  3. Safety and tolerability of conserved region vaccines vectored by plasmid DNA, simian adenovirus and modified vaccinia virus ankara administered to human immunodeficiency virus type 1-uninfected adults in a randomized, single-blind phase I trial.

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    Emma-Jo Hayton

    Full Text Available TRIAL DESIGN: HIV-1 vaccine development has advanced slowly due to viral antigenic diversity, poor immunogenicity and recently, safety concerns associated with human adenovirus serotype-5 vectors. To tackle HIV-1 variation, we designed a unique T-cell immunogen HIVconsv from functionally conserved regions of the HIV-1 proteome, which were presented to the immune system using a heterologous prime-boost combination of plasmid DNA, a non-replicating simian (chimpanzee adenovirus ChAdV-63 and a non-replicating poxvirus, modified vaccinia virus Ankara. A block-randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled phase I trial HIV-CORE 002 administered for the first time candidate HIV-1- vaccines or placebo to 32 healthy HIV-1/2-uninfected adults in Oxford, UK and elicited high frequencies of HIV-1-specific T cells capable of inhibiting HIV-1 replication in vitro. Here, detail safety and tolerability of these vaccines are reported. METHODS: Local and systemic reactogenicity data were collected using structured interviews and study-specific diary cards. Data on all other adverse events were collected using open questions. Serum neutralizing antibody titres to ChAdV-63 were determined before and after vaccination. RESULTS: Two volunteers withdrew for vaccine-unrelated reasons. No vaccine-related serious adverse events or reactions occurred during 190 person-months of follow-up. Local and systemic events after vaccination occurred in 27/32 individuals and most were mild (severity grade 1 and predominantly transient (<48 hours. Myalgia and flu-like symptoms were more strongly associated with MVA than ChAdV63 or DNA vectors and more common in vaccine recipients than in placebo. There were no intercurrent HIV-1 infections during follow-up. 2/24 volunteers had low ChAdV-63-neutralizing titres at baseline and 7 increased their titres to over 200 with a median (range of 633 (231-1533 post-vaccination, which is of no safety concern. CONCLUSIONS: These data demonstrate

  4. Alimentos Transgénicos : Organismos Genéticamente Modificados (OGM)

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    Martín López, Jimena

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    Los alimentos transgénicos son aquellos que proceden de un organismo modificado genéticamente. La introducción de este tipo de productos en nuestra dieta es un tema que genera controversia ya que en muchos casos no se conoce con exactitud los efectos que esta modificación puede tener en el ser humano. A lo largo de las páginas de este trabajo se explica la historia de la aparición de estos organismos gracias a procedimientos de ingeniería genética, en los que se modifican fragmentos de su ADN...

  5. O que pensam os pequenos agricultores da Argentina sobre os cultivos geneticamente modificados?

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    Massarani, Luisa; Polino,Carmelo; Cortassa,Carina; Fazio,María Eugenia; Vara,Ana María

    2013-01-01

    Ao longo dos últimos quinze anos, a Argentina tornou-se um dos maiores produtores e exportadores mundiais de cultivos geneticamente modificados (GM). Neste processo, questões como riscos ambientais, vantagens e desvantagens econômicas, a intensificação das desigualdades entre grandes e pequenos agricultores, entre outras, têm sido debatidas por diversos atores sociais. No entanto, os pequenos agricultores permanecem, em grande parte, ausentes da discussão. Neste artigo, são apresentados os re...

  6. Identificación de canal digital mediante nLMS modificado

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    Novotny, Wenceslao; Ferrao, Hilda Noemí; Pérez, Jorge Omar

    2003-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta la aplicación de un sistema de filtrado adaptivo en la identificación de canales digitales. Se propone un método de actualización de los pesos w del filtro FIR transversal basado en el método clásico “normalized Least Mean Square” el cual fue modificado para optimizar su perfomance en cuanto a la velocidad de convergencia y al error final de adaptación.

  7. Método isotónico modificado para la Medida de actividades de electrolitos

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    Luis H. Blanco

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El método Isopléstico tradicional fue modificado en varios aspectos, siendo el más Importante el de reemplazar las celdas de metales preciosos por celdas de acero Inoxidable. Se adicionó un manómetro para poder detectar cambios bruscos de la presión, se cambió la agitación continua a esporádica y se estableció un control de la temperatura del aire. Los resultados obtenidos fueron comparables con los reportados en la literatura.

  8. Reflexión bioética sobre el uso de organismos genéticamente modificados

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    Yunta, Eduardo Rodríguez

    2011-01-01

    El presente artículo reflexiona desde los 4 principios de la bioética el uso comercial de organismos genéticamente modificados. Se cuestiona fundamentalmente la falta de transferencia de tecnología entre el mundo desarrollado y en desarrollo y el que el presente sistema de patentamiento de organismos vivos modificados fomenta intereses comerciales y no da debida importancia al desarrollo sostenible de la agricultura y ganadería en los países en desarrollo, donde más se necesita. Se reflexiona sobre la importancia que tiene evaluar los riesgos antes de introducirse en el mercado organismos genéticamente modificados y la necesidad de regulación en los países. PMID:21927675

  9. Fabrication of HTS dc Bias Coil for 35 kV/90 MVA SFCL

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    Jing-Yin Zhang; Wei-Zhi Gong; Zheng-Jian Cao; Hui Hong; Bo Tian; Yang Wang; Jian-Zhong Wang; Xiao-Ye Niu; Ying Xin

    2008-01-01

    For a saturated iron core fault current limiter, superconductor is the only suitable material to make the dc bias coil, especially when the device is used in a high voltage power grid. Commonly, supercon- ducting wires are used to wind the dc bias coil. Since the performance of the wires changes greatly under magnetic fields, the calculation of the field spatial distraction is essential to the optimization of the superconducting magnet. A superconducting coil with 141000 ampere-turns magnetizing capacity made of 17600 meters of BSCCO 2223 HTS tapes was fabricated. This coil was built for a 35 kV/90 MVA saturated iron-core fault current limiter. Computer simulations on magnetic field distribution were carried out to optimize the structural design, and experiments were done to verify the performance of the coil. The configuration and the key parameters of the coil will be reported in this paper.

  10. Sensitization to Alternaria and Cladosporium in patients with respiratory allergy and outdoor counts of mold spores in Ankara atmosphere, Turkey.

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    Bavbek, Sevim; Erkekol, Ferda Oner; Ceter, Talip; Mungan, Dilşad; Ozer, Faruk; Pinar, Münevver; Misirligil, Zeynep

    2006-08-01

    Sensitization to Alternaria and Cladosporium has been reported to be 3% to 30% in European countries. However, in Turkey, there is limited data about the prevalence of sensitization to these molds and the intensity of the two mold spores in Ankara atmosphere. This study was designed to evaluate the sensitization to Alternaria and Cladosporium in patients with respiratory allergy in Ankara and also the concentration of the two molds in Ankara atmosphere. Allergic rhinitis and asthma patients living in Ankara were included in the study. Demographic and diagnostic data of the patients were recorded. A skin prick test with extracts supplied by three different laboratories was used to evaluate the sensitization to Alternaria and Cladosporium. Mold spores were measured using a Burkard 7-day recording volumetric spore trap in Ankara atmosphere during a year. Overall sensitization to the two molds was found to be 14.8%, and isolated Alternaria or Cladosporiumsensitization was 3%. Considering the positive reaction to at least one of the three suppliers, the sensitization rate was 11.9% and 8.1% for Alternaria and Cladosporium, respectively. Cochran's Q homogenization test demonstrated that the positive and negative reaction were not homogeneous among three laboratories. The total number of mold spores in Ankara atmosphere was 429,264 spores/m3 of which 75.5% and 6% were constituted by Cladosporium and Alternaria, respectively. The prevalence of Cladosporium and Alternaria sensitization in respiratory allergy patients is quite similar to European countries; however, our data indicate that commercial mold extracts should be standardized to establish the real sensitization rates. Additionally, considering the great numbers of these mold spores in Ankara atmosphere, long-term follow-up studies are needed to evaluate the relationship between the mold load and sensitization patterns.

  11. Celdas Solares Sensibilizadas por Colorante Basadas en Dióxido de Titanio Modificado con Oxido de Cobre

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    Martinez Rojas, Vanessa Celia

    2016-01-01

    Se prepararon celdas solares sensibilizadas empleando pel__culas fabricadas a partir de nano partículas de dióxido de titanio comercial modificado con oxido de cobre. Para obtener el recubrimiento modificado se mezcló una pequeña cantidad de CuO en polvo con el producto comercial P25 (TiO2 nano estructurado) en etanol hasta obtener una pasta homogénea. La pasta resultante se depositó, por el método del doctor Blade, sobre un sustrato conductor, al cual se le deposito previamente una película ...

  12. A optimização das misturas betuminosas com betume modificado com borracha reciclada de pneus usados

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    2002-01-01

    O presente trabalho pretende contribuir para a investigação visando a optimização do comportamento de misturas betuminosas com betume modificado com borracha reciclada de pneus usados, constituindo um elemento resumo sobre o estado dos conhecimentos nesta matéria. Relativamente às várias variáveis envolvidas no processo de produção de misturas betuminosas com betume modificado com borracha são descritas as principais linhas de investigação que têm influência decisiva na melhoria do desemp...

  13. Desempenho de misturas betuminosas com betume modificado com borracha através do processo húmido

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    2007-01-01

    Este trabalho apresenta os resultados da avaliação de desempenho mecânico de misturas betuminosas produzidas com betume modificado com borracha de pneus usados através do processo húmido, utilizando o sistema terminal blend e o sistema continuous blend. Os betumes modificados com borracha através dos dois sistemas foram caracterizados através dos seguintes ensaios: (i) penetração; (ii) ponto de amolecimento (método anel e bola); (iii) resiliência; (iv) viscosidade Brookfield. A avaliação do c...

  14. A candidate HIV/AIDS vaccine (MVA-B) lacking vaccinia virus gene C6L enhances memory HIV-1-specific T-cell responses.

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    García-Arriaza, Juan; Nájera, José Luis; Gómez, Carmen E; Tewabe, Nolawit; Sorzano, Carlos Oscar S; Calandra, Thierry; Roger, Thierry; Esteban, Mariano

    2011-01-01

    The vaccinia virus (VACV) C6 protein has sequence similarities with the poxvirus family Pox_A46, involved in regulation of host immune responses, but its role is unknown. Here, we have characterized the C6 protein and its effects in virus replication, innate immune sensing and immunogenicity in vivo. C6 is a 18.2 kDa protein, which is expressed early during virus infection and localizes to the cytoplasm of infected cells. Deletion of the C6L gene from the poxvirus vector MVA-B expressing HIV-1 Env, Gag, Pol and Nef antigens from clade B (MVA-B ΔC6L) had no effect on virus growth kinetics; therefore C6 protein is not essential for virus replication. The innate immune signals elicited by MVA-B ΔC6L in human macrophages and monocyte-derived dendritic cells (moDCs) are characterized by the up-regulation of the expression of IFN-β and IFN-α/β-inducible genes. In a DNA prime/MVA boost immunization protocol in mice, flow cytometry analysis revealed that MVA-B ΔC6L enhanced the magnitude and polyfunctionality of the HIV-1-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell memory immune responses, with most of the HIV-1 responses mediated by the CD8+ T-cell compartment with an effector phenotype. Significantly, while MVA-B induced preferentially Env- and Gag-specific CD8+ T-cell responses, MVA-B ΔC6L induced more Gag-Pol-Nef-specific CD8+ T-cell responses. Furthermore, MVA-B ΔC6L enhanced the levels of antibodies against Env in comparison with MVA-B. These findings revealed that C6 can be considered as an immunomodulator and that deleting C6L gene in MVA-B confers an immunological benefit by enhancing IFN-β-dependent responses and increasing the magnitude and quality of the T-cell memory immune responses to HIV-1 antigens. Our observations are relevant for the improvement of MVA vectors as HIV-1 vaccines.

  15. SATISFACTION FROM HEALTH INSURANCE INSTITUTIONS AMONG PEOPLE ATTENDING THE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTERS IN ANKARA

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    Fatma ILHAN

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the status of satisfaction from health insurance institutions among people at age 18 and over , attending the primary health care centers in Ankara city center. This study was conducted by applying a questionnaire to the persons attending to four primary health care center and two Mather-Child Health Care and Family Planning Centers in Ankara City Center between May 20-July 20, 2003. 3184 persons applied to six primary health care centers in Ankara city center were interviewed. The median age of the subjects was 38; 66.4 % were women; 30.9 % were primary school graduate and 48.8% were housewife. 100% of the subjects who own private health insurance were satisfied with their insurance status. This rate was 92.0% for the subjects who were under coverage of Emekli Sandigi, and 79% for those who were under coverage of Bag-Kur. The most common health insurance institution the subjects were not satisfied with, was SSK with 48.4 % unsatisfaction rate. “The capability of being physically emamined and treated in any health facility he/she want” was in the first rank among the satisfaction reasons (54.2%. “The absence of this capability” was the most common reason for unsatisfaction (44.0%. 51.6 of the subjects were satisfied with their own health insurance institution, Emekli Sandigi was the most preffered institution with a percentage of 22.3. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2006; 5(4.000: 244-253

  16. The seroprevalences of HBs Ag and anti-HCV in pregnant women in Ankara.

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    Altinbas, Sibel; Erdogan, Mine; Danişman, Nuri

    2010-02-01

    In the previous decade, the prevalence of HBs-Ag positivity and the anti-HCV positivity declined in Turkey. We aimed to investigate the prevalences of HBs Ag and anti-HCV positivity in pregnant women in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, while the vertical transmission should be important way of HBV and HCV transmission. HBs-Ag positivity was determined 2.8% (102) out of 4,700 pregnant women, and 0.1% (6) out of them were positive for anti-HCV. The prevalences of HBs Ag and anti-HCV were both similar to the rate of that seen in western region of Turkey.

  17. Investigation of The Microbial Flora of Pastırma Marketing in Ankara

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    ÖZDEMİR, Haydar; ŞİRELİ, U. Tansel; SARIMEHMETOĞLU, Belgin; İNAT, Gökhan

    1998-01-01

    This study was undertaken to investigation of microbial flora of pastırma, marketing in Ankara. For this purpose, a total of 80 pastırma samples, obtained from different markets, were analysed for microbiological aspect. Also, pH and water activity (aw) values were determined as a parallel to the microbiological analysis. In the frame of the analysis founds, the microbiological values were determined as fallows; The levels of total viable mesophilic count and lactobacilli 104-108 cfu/g, mic...

  18. The Effect of Soil Profile Depth on Fallow Efficiency Under Ankara Conditions

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    The aim of this study was to compare the fallow efficiencies of shallow and deep soil profiles and to examine the effects of nitrogen fertilization on the grain yields in continuous wheat and fallow-wheat systems in the Ankara Region. The experimental study was conducted at the Beytepe (Lodumlu) Research Institute in two different fields. Soil moisture contents were determined at six depths between 0 and 90 cm in deep soil and four depths between 0 and 40 cm in shallow soil. Continuous wh...

  19. Fluorescent lighting system of modified fast starting system; Sistema de alumbrado fluorescente de arranque rapido modificado

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    Mendoza E, Ernesto J. [Manufacturera De Reactores, S. A., Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1993-12-31

    This paper puts into perspective the possible energy saving in using hybrid ballasts for the operation of fast starting lamps. It presents in summarized form some fundamentals of the fluorescent lamps operation, as well as the fast starting modified systems. Also the results of field operation are shown, as well as the effects on the useful life of the lamp T12 as well as the T8. [Espanol] Este trabajo pone en perspectiva el ahorro de energia posible, al emplear balastros hibridos para operar lamparas de arranque rapido. Presenta en forma resumida algunos fundamentos de la operacion de lamparas fluorescentes, asi como de los sistemas de arranque rapido modificado. Se muestran tambien resultados de operacion de campo, asi como los efectos sobre la vida util de las lamparas, tanto T12 como T8.

  20. Comportamiento de mezclas asfálticas fabricadas con asfaltos modificados con ceras

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    Oscar Javier Reyes Ortíz

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    Full Text Available El propósito principal de la investigación fue modificar asfaltos colombianos con ceras naturales para fabricar mezclas asfálticas tibias y establecer su comportamiento mecánico y dinámico. Las mezclas estudiadas corresponden a las denominadas curvas granulometrías md-10 y md-12 del Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano (IDU. El estudio inicio con la caracterización de los materiales a utilizar (granular, asfalto y ceras naturales, seguido de la determinación del porcentaje de adición de ceras y el contenido de asfalto óptimo para fabricar mezclas tibias. Posteriormente se fabricaron y compactaron las mezclas asfálticas a 110, 130 y 150°C para evaluar el efecto del asfalto modificado en su comportamiento mecánico y dinámico. Los ensayos utilizados para medir las propiedades de las mezclas asfálticas fueron la resistencia a la tracción indirecta, la resisten- cia conservada y los módulos resilientes. Del análisis de los resultados se estableció que las ceras naturales utilizadas reducen la viscosidad de los asfaltos y por ende las temperaturas de fabricación y compactación de las mezclas, reduciendo significativamente el consumo de energía y la generación de gases de efecto invernadero. De otra parte, se estableció que las propiedades mecánicas y dinámicas estudiadas a las mezclas asfálticas con asfalto modificado con ceras, son similares a las mezclas convencionales, estableciendo la viabilidad para su aplicación y uso.

  1. Analysis of trace elements in airborne particulate matters collected in Ankara, Turkey by TXRF

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    Durukan I.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The main focus point of the presented study was the assessment of atmospheric burden of particulate matter and toxic trace metals in the atmosphere of Ankara, Turkey. For this purpose, outdoor samplings were accomplished in the capital city, Ankara. The types of filters, sample collection and sample preparation methods were investigated and optimized. Analyses were provided by the total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF spectroscopic technique in Germany. Spatial and temporal variations of air particulate matter (APM levels in the city were examined. In some stations, APM sampled in according to their size distribution such as PM10 and PM2.5. Elemental characterization of size distributed PM were achieved and evaluated. It was detected that the elements mainly originated from soil in Beytepe station, from soil and solid fuel usage in Kayas station and from traffic and a variety of human activities in Sıhhiye station in air samplings. While the elements of natural origin observed in PM10 fraction, the elements from traffic and human activities were in PM2.5. Eventually, enrichment calculations were performed in order to identify the pollution sources.

  2. Prevalence and Demographics of Exclusive Breastfeeding in Turkish Women in Ankara

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    Neslihan Erkuran

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF is strongly recommended by the World Health Organization during the first six months of life. Breastfeeding should continue up to two years or more for optimal growth, development and health while it is suggested to start supplementary foods beginning from seventh month. The study aimed to determine frequency and examine the affecting factors of EBF in infants who were admitted to a pediatric outpatient clinic in Ankara, Turkey.Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted in six months period among 603 breastfeeding mothers, with infants aged 6–24 months, who attended to the well-baby clinic. Mothers’ perceptions about breastfeeding, complementary feeding practices and demographic characteristics were collected by interviewing with mothers.Results: Six months EBF rate was 38%. Median week of EBF was 16 weeks (1-40 weeks. Mothers giving birth at younger (≤19 or older (≥35 ages, and mothers having chronic diseases had shorter median week of EBF (p<0.05. Median duration of breastfeeding was 9 months (0-24 months. When mothers who interrupted EBF were asked why they had introduced supplementary foods early, the most frequent reason was mother’s perceptions of having inadequate breast milk (42.5%.Conclusions: The study indicates that frequency of 6 month EBF (38% and median duration of breastfeeding (16 weeks are low in our region, in Ankara. We must develop a local strategy to overcome mothers’ negative perceptions about EBF.

  3. The analysis of impact of urbanization on the bioclimatic conditions in the scale of Ankara

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    Necla Türkoğlu

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false TR X-NONE X-NONE In this study the biclimatological conditions of Ankara urban area have been analyzed from the data which has been acquired from areas having different land cover and use. The hourly thermal perceptions of six meteorology stations have been calculated by using the physiologically equivalent temperature (PET index that could involve not only the meteorological parameters but also human energy balance in calculations. The spatial distribution of values has been carried out by the multiple linear regression models. At the end of the analyses it is concluded that the areas which have higher built density in urban have greater PET values than the other land use classes during the most of the day. These daily mean PET difference between these areas and the grasslands is 0.4°C -1.2°C, the parks is 2.2°C-3°C, suburban is 1.4°C -2.2°C, rural is 1.7°C -2.5°C. The differences increase during night and from May to September, and decrease during daytime and from October to April. Keywords: Thermal perception, bioclimatic conditions, land use, physiologically equivalent temperature, Ankara.

  4. Re-use Adaptation Proposal for Hatipoğlu Mansion in Ankara Citadel

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    Aydanur Yenel

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    Full Text Available Ulus Citadel region is the most significant urban focus which consitutes the historical core of the capital Ankara and which locates the historical buildings of the old settlement. Although the current position of Kaleiçi has undergone tremendous changes in its configuration; histocial continuity, the marks of the past and physical values continue while, at the same time, they serve to the traditional part of the city. The purpose of this article is to present how Hatipoglu mansion’s could transfer to the future while its traditional speciality is preserved, it is sustainability suited to present conditions by providing comfort conditions with user’s needs to be repaired in accordance with restoration principle in order to continue cultural heritage Hatipoglu mansion’s existence which has been built in the historical city center of Angora (Ankara. Within the scope of Hatipoglu mansion’s preservation and its historic fabric which is preserved its traditional specialties; the street- parcel- structure relationships and building’s architectural specifications have been examined after investigating castle physical texture. Phases that Hatipoglu mansion’s has been experienced was given while evaluating obtained sources and using 1929 cadastral map, all these works have been directed to restitution and restoration decisions of the structure.

  5. Therapeutic vaccination with MVA E2 can eliminate precancerous lesions (CIN 1, CIN 2, and CIN 3) associated with infection by oncogenic human papillomavirus.

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    Corona Gutierrez, Carlos Manuel; Tinoco, Alberto; Navarro, Tania; Contreras, Mario López; Cortes, Roberto Risco; Calzado, Patricia; Reyes, Lise; Posternak, Roberto; Morosoli, Gianni; Verde, Mauro Lara; Rosales, Ricardo

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    Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is associated with cervical cancer. Papillomaviruses can induce diseases ranging from warts and condylomata to lesions that can progress to malignant neoplasias. Cervical cancer is a serious problem in developing countries because it is usually not detected at an early stage. In Mexico, a woman dies every 2 hr from this malignancy. In a phase I/II clinical trial, we evaluated the potential use of the MVA E2 recombinant vaccinia virus to treat cervical intraepithelial neoplasia CIN 1, CIN 2, and CIN 3 lesions associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Seventy-eight women with CIN 1-, CIN 2-, and CIN 3-grade lesions were treated with either an MVA E2 recombinant virus vaccine or with cryosurgery. Thirty-six women received the recombinant virus vaccine at a total of 10(7) MVA E2 virus particles injected directly into the uterus once every week over a 6-week period. Forty-two patients were treated with cryosurgery. Reduction of lesions was monitored weekly by colposcopy and cytologic analysis. The type of immune response after MVA E2 injection was determined by measuring antibody titers against MVA E2 virus and the E2 protein, and by the presence of cytotoxic activity against cancer cells bearing papillomavirus DNA. The presence of papillomavirus was determined by with the hybrid capture method. Thirty-four of 36 patients showed complete elimination of precancerous lesions after treatment with the MVA E2 vaccine. In two patients, precancerous lesions were reduced from grade CIN 3 to CIN 1. Three other patients presented isolated koilocytes after treatment with MVA E2. Colposcopy revealed no lesions in 85% of patients, and only small aceto-white spots were detected in 15% of patients after treatment with MVA E2. All patients developed antibodies against the MVA E2 vaccine, and vaccination generated a specific cytotoxic response against HPV-transformed cells. Furthermore, 50% of patients showed no evidence of papillomavirus

  6. A T cell-inducing influenza vaccine for the elderly: safety and immunogenicity of MVA-NP+M1 in adults aged over 50 years.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Current influenza vaccines have reduced immunogenicity and are of uncertain efficacy in older adults. We assessed the safety and immunogenicity of MVA-NP+M1, a viral-vectored influenza vaccine designed to boost memory T cell responses, in a group of older adults. METHODS: Thirty volunteers (aged 50-85 received a single intramuscular injection of MVA-NP+M1 at a dose of 1·5×10(8 plaque forming units (pfu. Safety and immunogenicity were assessed over a period of one year. The frequency of T cells specific for nucleoprotein (NP and matrix protein 1 (M1 was determined by interferon-gamma (IFN-γ ELISpot, and their phenotypic and functional properties were characterized by polychromatic flow cytometry. In a subset of M1-specific CD8(+ T cells, T cell receptor (TCR gene expression was evaluated using an unbiased molecular approach. RESULTS: Vaccination with MVA-NP+M1 was well tolerated. ELISpot responses were boosted significantly above baseline following vaccination. Increases were detected in both CD4(+ and CD8(+ T cell subsets. Clonality studies indicated that MVA-NP+M1 expanded pre-existing memory CD8(+ T cells, which displayed a predominant CD27(+CD45RO(+CD57(-CCR7(- phenotype both before and after vaccination. CONCLUSIONS: MVA-NP+M1 is safe and immunogenic in older adults. Unlike seasonal influenza vaccination, the immune responses generated by MVA-NP+M1 are similar between younger and older individuals. A T cell-inducing vaccine such as MVA-NP+M1 may therefore provide a way to circumvent the immunosenescence that impairs routine influenza vaccination. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00942071.

  7. Environmental Attitudes of the 6th Grade Students from Rural and Urban Areas: A Case Study for Ankara

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    Tuncer, Gaye; Sungur, Semra; Tekkaya, Ceren; Ertepinar, Hamide

    2004-01-01

    This study investigated environmental attitude of 6th grade students living in rural and urban areas in Ankara. Hundred and thirty-eight students were selected from four schools located in these areas. A 45-item questionnaire consisting of four dimensions was used to measure students' environmental attitude. Results of the study revealed that,…

  8. Los usuarios ante los alimentos genéticamente modificados y su información en el etiquetado

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    Miren Itxaso Sebastian-Ponce

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO : Analizar la opinión que los usuarios tienen sobre alimentos genéticamente modificados y su información en el etiquetado. MÉTODOS : Realizada revisión sistemática de la literatura científica sobre los alimentos transgénicos y el etiquetado a partir de la consulta de las bases de datos bibliográficas: Medline (vía PubMed, EMBASE, ISI-Web of Knowledge, Cochrane Library Plus, FSTA, LILACS, CINAHL y AGRICOLA. Los descriptores seleccionados fueron: «organisms, genetically modified » y «food labeling». La búsqueda se realizó desde la primera fecha disponible hasta junio de 2012, seleccionando los artículos pertinentes escritos en inglés, portugués y castellano. RESULTADOS : Se seleccionaron 40 artículos. En todos ellos, se debía haber realizado una intervención poblacional enfocada al conocimiento de los consumidores sobre los alimentos genéticamente modificados y su necesidad, o no, de incluir información en el etiquetado. El consumidor expresa su preferencia por el producto no-genéticamente modificado, y apunta que está dispuesto a pagar algo más por él, pero, en definitiva compra el artículo que está a mejor precio en un mercado que acoge las nuevas tecnologías. En 18 artículos la población se mostraba favorable a su etiquetado obligatorio y seis al etiquetado voluntario; siete trabajos demostraban el poco conocimiento de la población sobre los transgénicos y, en tres, la población subestimó la cantidad que consumía. En todo caso, se observó la influencia del precio del producto genéticamente modificado. CONCLUSIONES : La etiqueta debe ser homogénea y aclarar el grado de tolerancia en humanos de alimentos genéticamente modificados en comparación con los no modificados. Asimismo, debe dejar claro su composición, o no, de alimento genéticamente modificado y la forma de producción de estos artículos de consumo. La etiqueta también debe ir acompañada de un sello de certificación de una agencia

  9. A Clinical Study on Management of Incomplete Abortion by Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA

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    Arifa Akter Jahan

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Abortion is an important social and public health issue. In Bangladesh complication from unsafe abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality. It is a serious health problem. World Health Organisation estimates that 14% of maternal deaths which occur every year in the countries of South Asia including Bangladesh are due to abortion. Study shows manual vacuum aspiration procedure is safe and effective in incomplete abortion. Very few clinical trials were carried out in Bangladesh to assess the safety and effectivity of manual vacuum aspiration in managing incomplete abortion. Objective: To find out the outcome of manual vacuum aspiration in the management of patients of incomplete abortion. Materials and Methods: This observational descriptive study was conducted in the department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital from June to December, 2004. One hundred cases of diagnosed incomplete abortion up to 12 weeks of gestation were managed by manual vacuum aspiration during this period. A data recording sheet was designed for this purpose. Haemodynamically stable patients with no history of induced abortion and fever were enrolled. Results: Procedure time of manual vacuum aspiration was short, average duration was 7 minutes. Bleeding was minimum (20-30 mL in 67% cases and weighted mean was 29.80 mL. Eighty three percent patients were stable during the procedure and only 3% needed blood transfusion. Nonnarcotic analgesics were used in 59% cases and 33% needed only proper counselling. Average duration of hospital stay was 2 hours. Effectiveness of the procedure was about 98% with very low post procedure complication rate (2%. Conclusion: MVA procedure is a safe and effective technique of uterine evacuation in incomplete abortion. It is quick, less expensive, effective and less painful. Hospital stay and chance of perforation of uterus is less. So this procedure should be considered by health care

  10. Caracterización morfológica de asfalto modificado con diferentes copolímeros a altas concentraciones.

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    HERNÁNDEZ PADRÓN, G.

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    Se analizaron las microestructuras de asfalto modificado con diferentes copolimeros comerciales, estireno-butadieno-estireno (SBS), ethilen-vinil-acetato (EVA) y etilen-glicil-acrilato (EGA), mezclados con asfalto AC-20™, de Petróleos Mexicanos, mediante microscopia electrónica de transmisión. Las mezclas se realizaron con un mezclador de alto esfuerzo cortante a ISOOC por una hora. en un intervalo de concentración de lOa 12 % de polimero modificador.

  11. Comportamiento de tejas de cubierta tipo multicapa fabricadas con asfalto crudo y modificado cuando son sometidas a cargas constantes

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    López Bula, Pedro Javier

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    El presente trabajo, analiza las propiedades viscoelasticas de diferentes materiales asfalticos después de ser sometidos a cargas permanentes y a diferente temperatura -- Estas cargas simulan las que eventualmente se pueden presentar en la aplicacion y fabricación de productos asfalticos ampliamente utilizados en el sector de la construcción -- Para este estudio se utilizó asfalto crudo y modificado con diferentes polímeros: Cera de polietileno (CERA), caucho molido de llanta (CR), copolimero...

  12. Organismos modificados genéticamente: una nueva amenaza para la seguridad alimentaria

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    Liliane Spendeler

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza todos los aspectos referentes a la seguridad alimentaria relacionados con la introducción de los organismos modificados genéticamente en la agricultura y la alimentación. Se discuten las incertidumbres asociadas a la inserción de genes extra- ños en organismos, facilitando ejemplos de efectos imprevistos e indeseados y de inestabilidades de los organismos así fabricados artificialmente. Luego se aportan datos tanto de agencias oficiales como de la literatura existente, que cuestionan la seriedad y fiabilidad de los análisis de riesgo sobre la inocuidad para la salud de estos organismos y se discute la falta casi absoluta de estudios científicos que analicen la seguridad/peligrosidad de los alimentos transgénicos para la salud. Dadas todas estas incógnitas, se tienen que tomar en cuenta otros factores, en particular la contaminación genética de los cultivos no modificados genéticamente, que empieza a ser generalizada en algunas partes del mundo. No poder dar marcha atrás en caso de problemas resulta irresponsable. Otros elementos importantes son los impactos sobre el medio ambiente (como la aparición de resistencias en insectos, la pérdida de biodiversidad, el aumento de los productos químicos empleados con repercusiones indirectas sobre la salud y/o la futura producción de alimentos. Por último se introducen elementos de discusión sobre la seguridad alimentaria en términos de disponibilidad de alimentos y soberanía alimentaria, dado que el mercado de las semillas transgénicas y los agroquímicos asociados está copado por cinco grandes empresas transnacionales. La conclusi ón hace un análisis de la contribución de la agricultura biotecnoló- gica a la sostenibilidad.

  13. The nomination of Ankara city for UNESCO world heritage site A proposal and an action plan

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    Savaş Zafer Şahin

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    Full Text Available Preperation for UNESCO World Heritage status has increasingly became a recognized activity in its own right. The achievement of World Heritage Site status brings recognition at global level and demonstrates the existence of conservation awarness and capacity at the site concerned. It is acknowledged that the preperation for nomination itself improves conservation awareness and culture, especially in places with a problematic conservation background. In view of the problems of planning, restoration and rehabilitation of historical assets, the nomination of the City of Ankara as a World Heritage Site could bring about an innovative approach for urban identity and culture. Yet, the aquisition of UNESCO World Heritage Site status requires a strategic approach based on collective wisdom and acquired conservation knowledge. The evaluation of Ankara’s suitability for World Heritage Site status requires the development of an appropriate road map. This paper will attempt to define such a read map by using UNESCO requirements and criteria.

  14. HOLIDAY HABITS OF CIVIL SERVANTS: A STUDY ON TEDAS EMPLOYEES IN ANKARA

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to detect holiday habits of officers, their motivation of going to holiday, factors effecting them to decide The research was applied on 119 civil servants working in general headquarters of TEDAŞ in Ankara by using questionnaire technique. Frequency table, Mann-Whitney U and chi-square test were used for the analysis of data. As a result of the research, it is detected that half of them spend their holidays by participating in tourism facilities; spend their free times by reading, doing sports, doing grizzle walks and having picnic; spend their holidays in resorts and hometowns; generally have holidays once a year; give the decision of holiday together with family and make their reservations directly or via travel agencies.

  15. The frequency and effecting factors of consanguineous marriage in a group of soldiers in Ankara.

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    Kir, Tayfun; Güleç, Mahir; Bakir, Bilal; Hoşjgönül, Esat; Tümerdem, Nazmi

    2005-07-01

    This cross-sectional study was carried out to investigate the frequency of consanguineous marriage in a group of army conscripts in Ankara and the factors affecting this. Of 4153 soldiers, 387 were married. The rate of marriage between first cousins was found to be 19.1%, and the overall rate of consanguineous marriage was 24.1%. Consanguineous marriage was found to be significantly prevalent among soldiers who were born in and still living in the Eastern region; among those who lived in villages; among those whose parents as well as themselves had low educational levels; and among those whose marriages were arranged by their families. Neither the payment of bride-price nor the presence of consanguinity between parents was a significant factor for consanguineous marriage. In addition, the age of the soldier and the age at marriage were significantly lower among soldiers married to first cousins than among soldiers whose marriages were not consanguineous.

  16. Association of Some Environmental Factors with Breath Carbon Monoxide Levels of Some Taxi Drivers in Ankara

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    Full Text Available AIM: Taxi drivers are among the occupational groups with the highest smoking prevalence and exposure to carbon monoxide (CO. This study aimed to measure breath CO levels of some taxi drivers working in Ankara and to find out some associated factors (if any. METHOD: The descriptive study was carried out with 173 taxi drivers from 14 different taxi stations in the center of Ankara. Data was collected by face to face interviews with a standart questionnaire, while breath CO was measured by a Pi-CO Smokerlyser. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize data, whereas chi-square, independant samples t-test and One-Way ANOVA were used to compare groups by SPSS 15.0 statistical package programme. RESULTS: In the study, all of the taxi drivers (n=173 were male with a mean age of 39.2±9.6 years. Of the drivers, 58.4% were current smokers, whereas 75.1% were exposed to enviromental tobacco smoke. The frequency of indoor smoking in the taxi stations, taxis and drivers’ homes were 48.0%, 45.1%, and 59.0%, respectively. The mean breath CO level of the drivers was 16.9±12.8 ppm. CO level was positively associated with the current smoking status, total years of smoking, number of cigarettes smoked per day and passive exposure to tobacco smoke, whereas the association was negative with the elapsed time from the last cigarette smoked (p0.05. CONCLUSION: Results of the study provide evidence in support of the previous literature that smoking is one of the most important sources of carbonmonoxide. Interventions such as awareness raising trainings, referral of smokers willing to quit smoking to smoking cessation centers and screening programmes for smoking related diseases are needed to be implemented in collaboration with the relevant drivers’ associations. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2010; 9(6.000: 591-596

  17. The first Koç Han: Pioneering modern architecture in Ankara

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    Full Text Available Koç Holding is the most established conglomerate in Turkey. Th e company’s beginnings date from the mid 1920s, when Ahmet Vehbi Koç, founder of Koç Holding, had his first own company registered with the Ankara Chamber of Commerce. In 1932, Koç moved his business from his father’s store on Anafartalar Street to a new building, the first Koç Han, erected the same year on Çankırı Street Nr.13 in Ulus. Th e building’s designer was Swiss-Austrian architect Ernst Arnold Egli, who had come to Turkey only five years earlier upon invitation by the government to work as chief architect of the Ministry of National Education. During his stay, which lasted from 1927 until 1940, Egli realized about 40 projects and worked on many more. Koç Han is the rare example of a commercial building by Egli. At a time when the urban aspect of the old town center of Ankara consisted mostly of one-or two-storeyed stone-and-wood houses, the first Koç Han represented an altogether new building type for the town, in being a multipurpose edifice with space for shops at street level, with large storage facilities below ground, and providing off ices and housing on the upper fl oors. Th e functional rigor of the plan and the sober modernism of the building’s facades contrasted strongly with the architecture of the time. In this respect, the first Koç Han was a strong statement regarding Ahmet Vehbi Koç’s belief in a modern Turkey and to the contribution of the building’s architect, Ernst Arnold Egli, to this project.

  18. First operation experiences from a 30 kV 104 MVA HTS power cable installed in a utility substation

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    Willen, D.; Hansen, F.; Daumling, M.

    2002-01-01

    An HTS cable with a voltage rating of 30 kV and a power rating of 104 MVA, has been installed and operated in the electric grid of Copenhagen Energy in the spring of 2001. This article describes the development phases, the system specifications, and the first experiences of operation under...... realistic conditions in the substation of Amager (AMK). Approximately 50 000 private and business customers are supplied from this cable. The load can be adjusted from 20% to 100% of the power supplied and the number of branches connected can be altered. This and other early HTS power installations...

  19. Live-Grid Operation and Maintenance of the 35 kV/121 MVA Superconducting Cable System

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    Huan-Huan Li; An-Lin Ren; Ying Xin; Hui Hong; Zhi-Li Chen; Lin-Na Shi

    2008-01-01

    A 33.5 m, 35 kV/121 MVA, three-phase, warm dielectric HTS power cable system was successfully installed and activated in China Southern Power Grid at the Puji substation in Kunming on April 19th of 2004, supplying electricity to four industrial customers (including two metallurgical refineries) and a residential population of about 100000. In this paper, we give an update on the operation and maintenance status of the system and comments on reliability issues. We conclude that the superconducting cable system is currently quite robust and feasible for particular utility applications, and it will be improved by advancement in cryogenic equipment and system technology.

  20. A comparison of the costs of manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) and evacuation and curettage (E and C) in the treatment of early incomplete abortions in Kenya.

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    Bradley, J; Rogo, K; Johnson, R; Okoko, L; Healy, J; Benson, J

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    Limited access to safe abortion is a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity in the developing world. Hospitals are often overwhelmed by the large number of women presenting for treatment of the complications of previous unsafe abortions. In many settings, the number of incomplete or septic abortions comprises more than half of all gynecological admissions. In the absence of measures to reduce the incidence of unsafe abortions, hospitals treat these female patients with complications in the most efficient and effective manner allowed by limited available resources. In most developing countries, Evacuation and Curettage (E&C) is the standard approach to treating cases of incomplete abortion. Requiring a physician, operating theater, and often general anesthesia, E&C is usually performed in the hospital setting. Patients may have to wait several days for treatment, a period during which complications such as hemorrhage and sepsis may develop. In the developed world, however, Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) is the standard treatment for uterine evacuation. MVA usually requires neither anesthesia, anesthetist, operating theater, nor an overnight stay, and it may be performed by a wide range of trained medical personnel including physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives who may work in rural health clinics with no operating room facilities. This paper documents the magnitude of differences in cost between MVA and E&C in the treatment of early incomplete abortions in the following four hospitals in Kenya: Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kisii District Hospital, Eldoret District Hospital, and Machakos District Hospital. Data were collected over the period March-June 1991 and consider costs comprehensively in terms of staff time, in-patient or hotel costs, and drugs and equipment. Analysis found MVA to be the most appropriate and cost-effective way of managing incomplete abortion. Effort should therefore be made to extend the

  1. An examination of the Apo-1/Fas promoter Mva I polymorphism in Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis

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    Yabe Ichiro

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Apo-1/Fas (CD95 molecule is an apoptosis-signaling cell surface receptor belonging to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF receptor family. Both Fas and Fas ligand (FasL are expressed in activated mature T cells, and prolonged cell activation induces susceptibility to Fas-mediated apoptosis. The Apo-1/Fas gene is located in a chromosomal region that shows linkage in multiple sclerosis (MS genome screens, and studies indicate that there is aberrant expression of the Apo-1/Fas molecule in MS. Methods Mva I polymorphism on the Apo-1/Fas promoter gene was detected by PCR-RFLP from the DNA of 114 Japanese patients with conventional MS and 121 healthy controls. We investigated the association of the Mva I polymorphism in Japanese MS patients using a case-control association study design. Results We found no evidence that the polymorphism contributes to susceptibility to MS. Furthermore, there was no association between Apo-1/Fas gene polymorphisms and clinical course (relapsing-remitting course or secondary-progressive course. No significant association was observed between Apo-1/Fas gene polymorphisms and the age at disease onset. Conclusions Overall, our findings suggest that Apo-1/Fas promoter gene polymorphisms are not conclusively related to susceptibility to MS or the clinical characteristics of Japanese patients with MS.

  2. Screening of quinolone antibiotic residues in chicken meat and beef sold in the markets of Ankara, Turkey.

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    Er, Buket; Onurdag, Fatma Kaynak; Demirhan, Burak; Ozgacar, Selda Özgen; Oktem, Aysel Bayhan; Abbasoglu, Ufuk

    2013-08-01

    This study aimed to find the effects of quinolone antibiotics in chicken and beef used in Ankara, Turkey. Total number of 127 chicken and 104 beef meat samples were collected randomly from local markets for analysis. Extraction and determination of quinolones were made by ELISA procedure. One hundred eighteen of 231 (51.1%) examined chicken meat and beef samples were found to contain quinolone antibiotic residue. Among the chicken meat and beef samples, 58 (45.7%) of chicken meat samples and 60 (57.7%) of beef meat samples were positive for quinolones, respectively. The mean levels (±SE) of quinolones were found to be 30.81 ± 0.45 µg/kg and 6.64 ± 1.11 µg/kg in chicken and beef samples, respectively. This study indicated that some chicken and beef meat sold in Ankara contains residues of quinolone antibiotics.

  3. Description of Larger Benthic Foraminifera Species from the Bartonian of Yakacık-Memlik Region (N Ankara, Central Turkey)

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    DEVECİLER, Ali

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    A. callosa Hottinger, A. fragilis Hottinger, A. fusiformis Sowerby, A. kieli Sirel & Acar, A. nuttalli (Davies), A. stercusmuris Mayer-Eymar and nummulitid species Nummulites malatyensis Sirel are described and figured from the shallow-water marine limestone samples of Yakacık-Memlik region (N-Ankara, Central Turkey). Amongst all these species the presence of A. fragilis, A. fusiformis and N. malatyensis represents the Bartonian stage in the studied area. In addition, stratigraphic range of A...

  4. MODELOS CONSTITUTIVOS DRUCKER PRAGER EXTENDIDO Y DRUCKER PRAGER MODIFICADO PARA SUELOS RHODIC FERRALSOL

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    Omar González Cueto

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La aplicación del Método de Elementos Finitos (MEF a la solución de problemas de compactación del suelo, para las condiciones tropicales, necesita de modelos constitutivos validados para estos tipos de suelos. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue validar los modelos constitutivos Drucker Prager Extendido (DPE y Drucker Prager Modificado (DPM para un suelo Rhodic Ferralsol. La metodología empleada incluyó el desarrollo, en el software Abaqus/Standard 6.8-1, de un modelo en MEF que simula un ensayo triaxial, a partir del cual se predijo la curva esfuerzo-deformación del suelo. Las propiedades del material se representaron con los modelos constitutivos DPE y DPM. Para la validación de los modelos se realizaron ensayos triaxiales a probetas remoldeadas del suelo objeto de estudio. Los estadísticos de Kolmogorov-Smirnov (P < 0.05, demostraron el adecuado ajuste entre resultados experimentales y predicciones, cuando se utilizan los modelos constitutivos DPE y DPM para representar la respuesta mecánica del suelo Rhodic Ferralsol, tanto en condiciones de falla frágil como plástica. Los resultados validan ambos modelos constitutivos para su empleo como modelos del material en la implementación del MEF a la solución de problemas de compactación del suelo. El modelo DPE demanda menor capacidad computacional, requiere menor cantidad de parámetros constitutivos y estos se puedan obtener con el equipamiento tradicionalmente disponible en los laboratorios de mecánica de suelos, lo cual lo hace más asequible para su utilización.

  5. A proton irradiation test facility for space research in Ankara, Turkey

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    Gencer, Ayşenur; Yiǧitoǧlu, Merve; Bilge Demirköz, Melahat; Efthymiopoulos, Ilias

    2016-07-01

    Space radiation often affects the electronic components' performance during the mission duration. In order to ensure reliable performance, the components must be tested to at least the expected dose that will be received in space, before the mission. Accelerator facilities are widely used for such irradiation tests around the world. Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEA) has a 15MeV to 30MeV variable proton cyclotron in Ankara and the facility's main purpose is to produce radioisotopes in three different rooms for different target systems. There is also an R&D room which can be used for research purposes. This paper will detail the design and current state of the construction of a beamline to perform Single Event Effect (SEE) tests in Ankara for the first time. ESA ESCC No.25100 Standard Single Event Effect Test Method and Guidelines is being considered for these SEE tests. The proton beam kinetic energy must be between 20MeV and 200MeV according to the standard. While the proton energy is suitable for SEE tests, the beam size must be 15.40cm x 21.55cm and the flux must be between 10 ^{5} p/cm ^{2}/s to at least 10 ^{8} p/cm ^{2}/s according to the standard. The beam size at the entrance of the R&D room is mm-sized and the current is variable between 10μA and 1.2mA. Therefore, a defocusing beam line has been designed to enlarge the beam size and reduce the flux value. The beam line has quadrupole magnets to enlarge the beam size and the collimators and scattering foils are used for flux reduction. This facility will provide proton fluxes between 10 ^{7} p/cm ^{2}/s and 10 ^{10} p/cm ^{2}/s for the area defined in the standard when completed. Also for testing solar cells developed for space, the proton beam energy will be lowered below 10MeV. This project has been funded by Ministry of Development in Turkey and the beam line construction will finish in two years and SEE tests will be performed for the first time in Turkey.

  6. Ocorrência de pragas e custo de produção em algodoeiro geneticamente modificado (Bt) e convencional

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    Tomquelski, Germison Vital [UNESP

    2009-01-01

    A cultura do algodão apresenta um complexo de pragas que pode limitar a produção. Uma nova alternativa no manejo integrado de pragas (MIP) é a utilização de plantas geneticamente modificadas resistentes a lagartas. Objetivando estudar a ocorrência de pragas, seu manejo e o custo de produção do algodão geneticamente modificado, com a introdução da bactéria Bacillus thuringiensis, comparativamente ao algodão convencional, na região de cerrado, instalaram-se dois experimentos em campo, nas safra...

  7. A influência da origem do betume no desempenho de misturas betuminosas com betume modificado com borracha

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    2008-01-01

    Os ensaios realizados em laboratório e as observações em serviço de misturas betuminosas com betume modificado com borracha têm demonstrado que estas misturas apresentam um desempenho claramente superior ao das misturas convencionais. Isto acontece porque a borracha utilizada para modificar o betume incorpora neste as suas componentes relativas à flexibilidade e contribuindo ainda para reduzir o envelhecimento do betume. A interacção entre o betume e a borracha depende em larga...

  8. Avaliação do comportamento reológico de betume modificado com borracha de pneus usados

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    A crescente utilização de betume modificado com borracha reciclada de pneus usados (BMB) em misturas betuminosas a quente para a reabilitação de pavimentos leva a que se procure conhecer melhor as suas características e o seu comportamento de modo a potenciar a sua utilização. Actualmente, tendo em conta a utilização corrente do BMB, a sua caracterização é realizada principalmente avaliando-se as suas propriedades, nomeadamente: i) a penetração com agulha, que avalia indirectamente a rigi...

  9. A Phase I study evaluating the safety and immunogenicity of MVA85A, a candidate TB vaccine, in HIV-infected adults.

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    Minassian, Angela M; Rowland, Rosalind; Beveridge, Natalie E R; Poulton, Ian D; Satti, Iman; Harris, Stephanie; Poyntz, Hazel; Hamill, Matthew; Griffiths, Kristin; Sander, Clare R; Ambrozak, David R; Price, David A; Hill, Brenna J; Casazza, Joseph P; Douek, Daniel C; Koup, Richard A; Roederer, Mario; Winston, Alan; Ross, Jonathan; Sherrard, Jackie; Rooney, Guy; Williams, Nicola; Lawrie, Alison M; Fletcher, Helen A; Pathan, Ansar A; McShane, Helen

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    Objectives Control of the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic is a global health priority and one that is likely to be achieved only through vaccination. The critical overlap with the HIV epidemic requires any effective TB vaccine regimen to be safe in individuals who are infected with HIV. The objectives of this clinical trial were to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a leading candidate TB vaccine, MVA85A, in healthy, HIV-infected adults. Design This was an open-label Phase I trial, performed in 20 healthy HIV-infected, antiretroviral-naïve subjects. Two different doses of MVA85A were each evaluated as a single immunisation in 10 subjects, with 24 weeks of follow-up. The safety of MVA85A was assessed by clinical and laboratory markers, including regular CD4 counts and HIV RNA load measurements. Vaccine immunogenicity was assessed by ex vivo interferon γ (IFN-γ) ELISpot assays and flow-cytometric analysis. Results MVA85A was safe in subjects with HIV infection, with an adverse-event profile comparable with historical data from previous trials in HIV-uninfected subjects. There were no clinically significant vaccine-related changes in CD4 count or HIV RNA load in any subjects, and no evidence from qPCR analyses to indicate that MVA85A vaccination leads to widespread preferential infection of vaccine-induced CD4 T cell populations. Both doses of MVA85A induced an antigen-specific IFN-γ response that was durable for 24 weeks, although of a lesser magnitude compared with historical data from HIV-uninfected subjects. The functional quality of the vaccine-induced T cell response in HIV-infected subjects was remarkably comparable with that observed in healthy HIV-uninfected controls, but less durable. Conclusion MVA85A is safe and immunogenic in healthy adults infected with HIV. Further safety and efficacy evaluation of this candidate vaccine in TB- and HIV-endemic areas is merited.

  10. Looking at Ankara from Strasbourg: An Empirical Assessment of MEPs' Voting on and Framing of Turkey

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    Stefano Braghiroli

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available this article examines the way in which the Members of the European Parliament (MEPS frame Turkey and how this affects their voting stance towards Ankara in the parliamentary debates. Recent studies (Baldwin and Widgrén 2005; Braghiroli 2012; Canan-Sokullu 2011 have demonstrated that the debate on Turkey’s European Union (EU membership produces a very divisive impact on the voting dynamics and voting alignments in the European Parliament (EP in the light of its national and political significance. The parliamentary positions on the ‘Turkey discourse’ range from enthusiastic support to open Turkophobia. What is even more striking is the wide variety of individual positions generally identifiable within the same political/ideological area. To what extent are meps’ different perceptions and representations of Turkey reflected in the way they vote when Turkey is at stake in the EP? And, what is the impact of this state of things on groups’ internal cohesion? This study addresses these two fundamental questions using two different sources of data. Elite survey data is used in order to capture MEPS’ perceptions of Turkey, while meps’ voting behavior is assessed in the light of the expressed votes.

  11. Factors Controlling Sediment Load in The Central Anatolia Region of Turkey: Ankara River Basin.

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    Duru, Umit; Wohl, Ellen; Ahmadi, Mehdi

    2017-01-18

    Better understanding of the factors controlling sediment load at a catchment scale can facilitate estimation of soil erosion and sediment transport rates. The research summarized here enhances understanding of correlations between potential control variables on suspended sediment loads. The Soil and Water Assessment Tool was used to simulate flow and sediment at the Ankara River basin. Multivariable regression analysis and principal component analysis were then performed between sediment load and controlling variables. The physical variables were either directly derived from a Digital Elevation Model or from field maps or computed using established equations. Mean observed sediment rate is 6697 ton/year and mean sediment yield is 21 ton/y/km² from the gage. Soil and Water Assessment Tool satisfactorily simulated observed sediment load with Nash-Sutcliffe efficiency, relative error, and coefficient of determination (R²) values of 0.81, -1.55, and 0.93, respectively in the catchment. Therefore, parameter values from the physically based model were applied to the multivariable regression analysis as well as principal component analysis. The results indicate that stream flow, drainage area, and channel width explain most of the variability in sediment load among the catchments. The implications of the results, efficient siltation management practices in the catchment should be performed to stream flow, drainage area, and channel width.

  12. The analysis of impact of urbanization on the bioclimatic conditions in the scale of Ankara

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    Necla Türkoğlu

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the bioclimatological conditions of Ankara urban area have been analyzed from the data which has been acquired from areas having different land cover and use. The hourly thermal perceptions of six meteorology stations have been calculated by using the physiologically equivalent temperature (PET index that could involve not only the meteorological parameters but also human energy balance in calculations. The spatial distribution of values has been carried out by the multiple linear regression models. At the end of the analyses it is concluded that the areas which have higher built density in urban have greater PET values than the other land use classes during the most of the day. These daily mean PET difference between these areas and the grasslands is 0.4-1.2°C, the parks is 2.2-3°C, suburban is 1.4-2.2°C, rural is 1.7-2.5°C. The differences increase during night and from May to September, and decrease during daytime and from October to April.

  13. Art Nouveau Yıldız Porcelains Exhibited at Ankara Ethnography Museum Collection

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    Suna Canan Aydın Altay

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Yıldız Çini Fabrika-i Hümayunu (Yıldız Imperial Porcelain Factory was established on the orders of Sultan Abdulhamid II at the beginning of the 1890s in the Yıldız Palace garden. While this was an important step in the history of Ottoman industry it also created a prestige against western societies. From the date the production was started in 1894 until it was closed in 1909, unique works of the Ottoman modernization era have been produced at Yıldız Çini Fabrika-i Hümayunu (Yıldız Imperial Porcelain Factory. The porcelain objects produced under the influence of the Art Nouveau movement in Europe within this 15 years period, especially in the second half of the 19th century,are quite remarkable. These works have been distributed among various museums and collections and a group of them are exhibited at the Ankara Ethnography Museum’s Porcelain Collection. In this research, Art Nouveau works in this museum’s collection are examined and evaluated.

  14. THE EXPECTANCIES OF THE HEALTH SECTOR FROM ACCOUNTING EDUCATION AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANKARA PUBLIC HOSPITALS

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    Seyhan ÇİL KOÇYİĞİT

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Health sector requires qualified accounting personnel and demands qualified accounting personnel who knows the sector and who has the vocational knowledge and the ability. Education and training activities designed to meet the expectencies and the requirements of the sector are very important. These requirements can be met by the good quality of accounting education designed by the demands of the health sector. In this research, a survey has been administered to the managers of Ankara public hospitals in order to reveal the expectencies of the health sector from accounting education. The results of the survey show the follwings; accounting education should include practical information, The Uniform Chart Of Accounts should be developed in order to meet the expectencies of the health sector, there should be an internship opportunity at the health sector for accounting students, the content of the accounting courses should be determined by a cooperation between the sector and the academia and the demands of the health sector should be taken into consideration more.

  15. Consumer Decision - Making Process in E - Commerce: Case of Salzburg - Ankara

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    Ahmet Gürbüz

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In a globalized world, companies need to track the changes occur in their internal and external stakeholders in order to develop consistent strategies, structures and systems for success in e-commerce. Tracking and researching the existing and potential customers and companies as external stakeholders has become very important. This study aims to reveal a scientific approach about the purchasing decisions of e-commerce companies’ customers, to carry the e-commerce applications in Austria to Turkey, to transfer the e-commerce applications in Turkey to Austria and to contribute for the development of e-commerce. To achieve this, in-depth interviews were conducted with 16 female e-commerce users in Ankara/Turkey and in Salzburg/Austria to reveal the similarities and differences between the purchasing decision processes of different countries’ citizens. Similarities and differences in the purchasing decision process of customers were determined for the dimensions of price compatibility, practicality, accessibility, speed, comfort, convenience and cost and suggestions are offered for the development of e-commerce in Turkey.

  16. Seasonal variation of surface temperature based on land cover in Ankara

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    İhsan Çiçek

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the seasonal variation of the surface temperature of Ankara urban area and its enviroment have been analyzed by using Landsat 7 image. The Landsat 7 images of each month from 2007 to 2011 have been used to analyze the annually changes of the surface temperature. The land cover of the research area was defined with supervised classification method on the basis of the satellite image belonging to 2008 July. After determining the surface temperatures from 6-1 bands of satellite images, the monthly mean surface temperatures were calculated for land cover classification for the period between 2007 and 2011. Accordşng to the results obtained, the surface temperatures are high in summer and low in winter from the air temperatures. all satellite images were taken at 10:00 am, it is found that urban areas are cooler than rural areas at 10:00 am. Regarding the land cover classification, the water surfaces are the coolest surfaces during the whole year. The warmest areas are the grasslands and dry farming areas. While the parks are warmer than the urban areas during the winter, during the summer they are cooler than artificial land covers. The urban areas with higher building density are the cooler surfaces after water bodies.

  17. Analysis of Ankara urban area from human bioclimatologic point of view

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    Necla Türkoğlu

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the Physiological Equivalent Temperatures (PET of different land patterns in the Ankara urban area has been analyzed. The spatial distribution and temporal variation of the thermal perceptions and the grades of thermal stress caused by the thermal conditions have been determined for 00:00, 03:00, 06:00, 09:00, 12:00, 15:00, 18:00 and 21:00 hours during the December and July of 2010. The effects of physiographic features such as elevation, aspect, slope, and especially land use, on the PETs have also been examined. According to the analysis which is carried out by using PET thermal perception index, in the research area the thermal comfort values varies around from -6 to -11°C in winter and from 13°C to 50°C in summer. In both periods the open spaces (grasslands of the city forests have the maximum PET values during the day. Either in December and in July the urban area (city center has and cool island during the day and has a heat island during the night.

  18. Sex and the capital city: the political framing of syphilis and prostitution in early republican Ankara.

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    Evered, Emine Ö; Evered, Kyle T

    2013-04-01

    In its initial years, the nascent Turkish republic established the Ministry of Health and Social Assistance in order to promote public health. Beyond simply facilitating its modernizing agenda for the emergent nation-state as it sought to define itself against an Ottoman past, this institution was also geared toward remedying a self-defined population crisis by prioritizing and confronting particular diseases and health conditions. One of the maladies of utmost concern was syphilis. Based upon an analysis of official primary sources, this article engages with how the developing republic distinguished and consequently politically constructed-or framed-the syphilis problem from the vantage of its new forward capital, Ankara. Integral to this project of confronting this sexually transmitted disease, public health officials projected upon both this ailment and their understanding of the suitable means for its treatment their own views of what constituted appropriate sexual practices and relations. In doing so, certain subgroups of the population, especially prostitutes, were particularized as targets for surveillance and policing through regimes of licensing and compulsory medical examinations. Stemming from the state's framing of the disease-and its definition of appropriate sexual practices-this article also examines the subsequent legislative and public health education projects that followed.

  19. How do Managers Manage the Time: a Research in Ankara Hospitals?

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    Alptekin SÖKMEN

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, constant change and improvement in technology, information, and communication with extensive competition between companies, creates pressure on managers. Managers both try to cope with these hard situations and also try to attain organizational goals with limited resources. Raised and complicated business and activities forced managers who work within a limited time units to feel time pressure densely. For this reason, this condition increases the impact of time and effective time usage especially for managers and organizations. Managers, who are responsible for utilization of existing resources in these organizations, have to use time in the most effective way if they want to be successful. Time cannot be produced, hired, bought, and stored when compared with other resources on hand. So it is more critical for managers’ success. In light of this fact, this study aims to measure time management skills of hospital managers in Ankara by using Time Management Questionnaire. The reliability and validity dimensions of the scale were taken into consideration, so as to be capable of obtaining reasonable results and making contribution to literature, and arithmetic means are also investigated. Moreover in this study, independent t-test and analysis of variance tests were used to investigate differences among types of time management dimensions (time planning, time attitudes and time wasters in terms of respondents’ demographic characteristics. The results demonstrated several significant differences among types of time management dimensions in terms of managers’ gender, marital status, age, and education.

  20. ESR dating of calcrete nodules from Bala, Ankara (Turkey): preliminary results.

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    Küçükuysal, Ceren; Engin, Birol; Türkmenoğlu, Asuman G; Aydaş, Canan

    2011-02-01

    The age of two calcrete nodules (C1 and C2) from the Bala section in the region of Ankara, Turkey, is determined by the Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) method. Three radiation-induced ESR signals at g=2.0056 (A signal), g=2.0006 (C signal) and g=2.0038 (broad signal, BL) were observed. The broad signal (BL) intensity was used as a dating signal. The properties of this dating signal are described in this manuscript. The calcrete nodules were irradiated with a (60)Co gamma source and measured with an ESR spectrometer (X-band) to obtain the signal intensity vs. dose curve and fitted well with the single exponential saturation functions. Based on this model, accumulated dose (D(E)) values for dating are obtained using the multiple-aliquot additive dose method. The D(E) values of C1 and C2 calcretes are 1880±207 and 671±67 Gy, respectively. The ESR ages of the two calcrete samples are obtained by assessing the annual dose rate (D) from the content of (238)U, (232)Th and K(2)O determined by wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry. The results are 761±120 and 419±64 ka, respectively, falling into the Middle Pleistocene Epoch in the geological time scale in agreement with the positions of the stratigraphical record.

  1. ESR dating of calcrete nodules from Bala, Ankara (Turkey): Preliminary results

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    Kuecuekuysal, Ceren [General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration, Geological Research Department, 06800 Ankara (Turkey); Engin, Birol, E-mail: birol_engin65@yahoo.co [Turkish Atomic Energy Authority, Saraykoey Nuclear Research and Training Center, 06983 Ankara (Turkey); Tuerkmenoglu, Asuman G. [Middle East Technical University, Geological Engineering Department, 06531 Ankara (Turkey); Aydas, Canan [Turkish Atomic Energy Authority, Saraykoey Nuclear Research and Training Center, 06983 Ankara (Turkey)

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    The age of two calcrete nodules (C1 and C2) from the Bala section in the region of Ankara, Turkey, is determined by the Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) method. Three radiation-induced ESR signals at g=2.0056 (A signal), g=2.0006 (C signal) and g=2.0038 (broad signal, BL) were observed. The broad signal (BL) intensity was used as a dating signal. The properties of this dating signal are described in this manuscript. The calcrete nodules were irradiated with a {sup 60}Co gamma source and measured with an ESR spectrometer (X-band) to obtain the signal intensity vs. dose curve and fitted well with the single exponential saturation functions. Based on this model, accumulated dose (D{sub E}) values for dating are obtained using the multiple-aliquot additive dose method. The D{sub E} values of C1 and C2 calcretes are 1880{+-}207 and 671{+-}67 Gy, respectively. The ESR ages of the two calcrete samples are obtained by assessing the annual dose rate (D) from the content of {sup 238}U, {sup 232}Th and K{sub 2}O determined by wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry. The results are 761{+-}120 and 419{+-}64 ka, respectively, falling into the Middle Pleistocene Epoch in the geological time scale in agreement with the positions of the stratigraphical record.

  2. [Frequency of curable sexually transmitted infections among registered female sex-workers in Ankara City].

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    Zarakolu, Pinar; Alp, Sehnaz; Yağci, Server

    2010-01-01

    Sex-workers are considered as the high-risk population for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Early diagnosis and treatment of curable STIs in this high-risk group have crucial importance in STI control and prevention of complications and transmission of infection. In this study, 146 registered female sex-workers in Ankara city were screened with rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) for causative agents of curable STIs such as, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis and Treponema pallidum. To identify gonorrhoea, Gram stained endocervical smears were examined microscopically for the presence of gram-negative intracellular diplococci. For the diagnosis of chlamydial infection, an optic immunoassay (OIA) (Chlamydia OIA, Biostar, USA) as a RDT was performed by using endocervical specimens. For the detection of T. vaginalis, direct smears of vaginal swabs were examined for the presence of motile trophozoites first directly and after being cultured in Diamond's media for 24-48 hours of incubation. Syphilis was screened in the serum specimens by RPR (Omega, UK) test. There was no positive test results for gonorrhoea and syphilis however, the frequency of C. trachomatis and T. vaginalis in the study population was 1.4% and 0.7%, respectively. To provide comprehensive policies and optimal control strategies, a reliable source of data about the frequency and spectrum of STIs among high-risk populations and optimized effective screening programmes are required.

  3. A Review of the Scientific Misconduct Inquiry Process, Ankara Chamber of Medicine, Turkey.

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    Gökçay, Banu; Arda, Berna

    2016-11-28

    The aim of this study is to review the inquiry process used in scientific misconduct cases in the Ankara Chamber of Medicine between the years 1998 and 2012. The violations of the "Disciplinary Regulations of the Turkish Medical Association" have been examined by keeping the names of the people, institutions, associations and journals secret. In total, 31 files have been studied and 11 of these files have been identified as related to scientific misconduct. The methods of inquiry, the decisions about the need for an investigation process, the types of scientific misconduct, and the adjudication processes have all been reported. Furthermore, the motives of researchers who made allegations, the study approaches of investigators, and the objections to the decisions about guilt and innocence have also been examined. Based on the findings obtained, the reasons for scientific misconduct and the distribution of responsibilities among the people in the inquiry process have been discussed. A major conclusion is the need to standardize the process of conducting inquiries about scientific misconduct cases for the regional chambers of medicine in Turkey.

  4. Determination of Calliphoridae (Diptera) fauna and seasonal distribution on carrion in Ankara province.

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    Sabanoğlu, Burcu; Sert, Osman

    2010-07-01

    This study was conducted from March 2006 to 2007. The aim of the study was to determine the forensically significant Calliphoridae (Diptera) species and their seasonal distribution in Ankara province at Beytepe Campus. Pig carcasses were killed by a veterinary using pentobarbital sodium with intervals from 2 to 3 weeks to a month. Samples were collected from the carcass everyday in the morning, in the afternoon, and at sunset. Temperature and parameters of weather, such as cloudy, sunny, rainy, and snowy, were recorded at each visit. Phaenicia sericata (Meigen), Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann), Calliphora vomitoria (Linnaeus), and Calliphora vicina (Robineau-Desvoidy) species, which belong to Calliphoridae family, were collected. It was shown that the seasonal distribution of the collected species was different from each other. The species were determined on carcass between the following times; P. sericata, from April to November; C. albiceps, from May to November; Ca. vomitoria, from February to June and from September to December; and Ca. vicina, from February to May and in June and September. Calliphoridae fauna and its annual seasonal distribution in Turkey on 12 pig carcasses were reported for the first time in this study.

  5. Consumers’ Determination of Red Meat and Meat Products Purchase Behaviour – City of Ankara Sample

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    Hasan Arısoy

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, meat consuming level is an indicator of development of countries. The reason for this is the importance of animal proteins such as meat, milk and egg in human nutrition. People in Turkey do not get enough animal protein. Increase of meat and meat related product prices is effective on this. The purpose of this study is to bring up the purchase and consume behavior of consumers. Surveys completed in urban areas around city of Ankara are used primarily. Using Main Mass Ratio Based Simple Occurrence Probability Sampling method 338 families were interviewed. Completed surveys were separated into 3 groups; high, middle, low. As a result of the research, expense for food in total income is around %34. This ratio for families with low income is %53, for families with middle income is %35 and for families with high income is %33. It is found that as income levels of consumers raised, food expenses raise as well. But it shows that as income level increases, expense ratio for food decreases. Food reliability is the most effective factor on consumers’ decision of purchase. Studies show doubts of consumers about food reliability. It is understood that legal adjustments are not applied enough. Especially tight food inspections would be positive on consumer behavior.

  6. Application of Super-Synchronization Speed Control Technology in Two 80 MVA Motor-Generator Units of HL-2A

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    LI Huajun; WANG Fen; WANG Xiaoping; DU Chang; XUAN Weiming; PEN Jianfei; HU Haotian; LIU Lin; KANG Li; XU Lirong; HUANG Zhaorong

    2007-01-01

    Two sets of super-synchronization speed control assemblies for two 80 MVA motorgenerator units have been developed successfully in order to satisfy the demand of the toroidal field system in the HL-2A tokamak.Based on the three-phase logical no-circumfluence a.c./a.c.cycloconverter,the speeds of two 2500 kW double fed drive motors have been regulated by means of the vector control technology.The maximum operating speed of each motor- generator unit has been raised from 1488 rpm (revolutions per minute) to 1650 rpm and the released energy of each unit during a pulsed discharge can reach 500 MJ.As a result,the toroidal field system has the capacity to provide 2.8 tesla (T) in HL-2A experiments.

  7. Laceração canicular: a utilização do bastão de Veirs modificado

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    Silvia Helena Tavares Lorena

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores descrevem a utilização do bastão de Veirs modificado como modelador intracanalicular, facilitando a sutura do canalículo lacrimal e evitando a sua estenose. A técnica consiste na introdução do bastão de Veirs modificado no lúmen canalicular pelo ponto lacrimal, em direção ao saco lacrimal. A seguir as terminações distal e proximal do canalículo lesado são identificadas e a região lateral e medial da mucosa canalicular são suturadas boca a boca, com pontos separados de polivicryl 8.0, deixando bem coaptadas as bordas da ferida, ao redor do bastão. A reconstrução da ferida é completada por planos. O fio de mononylon 6.0 do bastão que se exterioriza pelo ponto lacrimal será fixado à pele da pálpebra em ângulo reto. O bastão permanece por 4 a 6 semanas no lúmen canalicular.

  8. A Comparative Phase I Study of Combination, Homologous Subtype-C DNA, MVA, and Env gp140 Protein/Adjuvant HIV Vaccines in Two Immunization Regimes

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    Joseph, Sarah; Quinn, Killian; Greenwood, Aldona; Cope, Alethea V.; McKay, Paul F.; Hayes, Peter J.; Kopycinski, Jakub T.; Gilmour, Jill; Miller, Aleisha N.; Geldmacher, Christof; Nadai, Yuka; Ahmed, Mohamed I. M.; Montefiori, David C.; Dally, Len; Bouliotis, George; Lewis, David J. M.; Tatoud, Roger; Wagner, Ralf; Esteban, Mariano; Shattock, Robin J.; McCormack, Sheena; Weber, Jonathan

    2017-01-01

    There remains an urgent need for a prophylactic HIV vaccine. We compared combined MVA and adjuvanted gp140 to sequential MVA/gp140 after DNA priming. We expected Env-specific CD4+ T-cells after DNA and MVA priming, and Env-binding antibodies in 100% individuals after boosting with gp140 and that combined vaccines would not compromise safety and might augment immunogenicity. Forty volunteers were primed three times with DNA plasmids encoding (CN54) env and (ZM96) gag-pol-nef at 0, 4 and 8 weeks then boosted with MVA-C (CN54 env and gag-pol-nef) and glucopyranosyl lipid adjuvant—aqueous formulation (GLA-AF) adjuvanted CN54gp140. They were randomised to receive them in combination at the same visit at 16 and 20 weeks (accelerated) or sequentially with MVA-C at 16, 20, and GLA-AF/gp140 at 24 and 28 weeks (standard). All vaccinations were intramuscular. Primary outcomes included ≥grade 3 safety events and the titer of CN54gp140-specific binding IgG. Other outcomes included neutralization, binding antibody specificity and T-cell responses. Two participants experienced asymptomatic ≥grade 3 transaminitis leading to discontinuation of vaccinations, and three had grade 3 solicited local or systemic reactions. A total of 100% made anti-CN54gp140 IgG and combining vaccines did not significantly alter the response; geometric mean titer 6424 (accelerated) and 6578 (standard); neutralization of MW965.2 Tier 1 pseudovirus was superior in the standard group (82 versus 45% responders, p = 0.04). T-cell ELISpot responses were CD4+ and Env-dominant; 85 and 82% responding in the accelerated and standard groups, respectively. Vaccine-induced IgG responses targeted multiple regions within gp120 with the V3 region most immunodominant and no differences between groups detected. Combining MVA and gp140 vaccines did not result in increased adverse events and did not significantly impact upon the titer of Env-specific binding antibodies, which were seen in 100% individuals

  9. The impact of anti-smoking laws on high school students in Ankara, Turkey

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors affecting the smoking habits of high school students, their thoughts about changes resulting from anti-smoking laws, and how they are affected by those laws. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 11th-grade students at eight high schools in Ankara, Turkey, were invited to complete a questionnaire. RESULTS: A total of 1,199 students completed the questionnaire satisfactorily. The mean age of the respondents was 17.0 0.6 years; 56.1% were female, of whom 15.3% were smokers; and 43.9% were male, of whom 43.7% were smokers (p < 0.001. The independent risk factors for smoking were male gender, attending a vocational school, having a sibling who smokes, having a friend who smokes, and poor academic performance. Of the respondents, 74.7% were aware of the content of anti-smoking laws; 81.8% approved of the restrictions and fines; and 8.1% had quit smoking because of those laws. According to the respondents, the interventions that were most effective were the (television broadcast of films about the hazards of smoking and the ban on cigarette sales to minors. The prevalence of smoking was highest (31.5% among students attending vocational high schools but lowest (7.5% among those attending medical vocational high schools. Although 57.1% of the smokers were aware of the existence of a smoking cessation helpline, only 3.7% had called, none of whom had made any attempt to quit smoking. CONCLUSIONS: Although most of the students evaluated were aware of the harmful effects of smoking and approved of the anti-smoking laws, only a minority of those who smoked sought professional help to quit.

  10. Personal Hygiene Behavior of Some High School Students in Ankara Province

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    Cigdem Simsek

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available AIM: This descriptive study aimed to determine the behavior of 11th class students (n=215 was related to personal hygiene at three high schools (one private high school, one health vocational high school, one industry vocational high school in the center of Ankara Province. METHOD: In order to analyze how changes hygiene-related behaviors of students with descriptive features, some behaviors related to hygiene, whether these points are being collected separately "total hygiene point" calculated asessment is made. RESULTS: 39.4% of students wash their hands 4-6 times 35.7% of students wash their hands 7-9 times a day. 40.5% of students wash their hands before meals, after toilet and when contamination. 40.6% of students have a bath 1-2 times 51.9% of students have a bath 3-6 times a week. 39.5% of students changes of underwear once daily or more frequent a day. 97.2% of students brushes their teeth. 59.1% of students brushes their teeth twice a day, 21.7% of students brushes their teeth three times a day or more. At the female students of private high school which providing general secondary education Mother's or father's education level is high, hygiene score is higher than the total ones (p<0.01. CONCLUSION: Students, positive behavior changes related to personal hygiene, health education programs should be developed for the development of. Personal hygiene practices of families affected due to level of education clearly seen, the family also is important to be educated about personal hygiene. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2010; 9(5.000: 433-440

  11. The Prevalence of Obesity and Associated Factors in a Kindergarten in Ankara

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available AIM: The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of obesity among preschool-age children and identify its associated factors. METHOD: This research has two steps, involving 375 preschool-age children ranging from 5 to 6 years-old, registered to a public kindergarten in Kecioren, Ankara. In the first step, measurements of weight, height, waist and hip circumferences were taken, body mass index (BMI and waist-hip ratio were calculated, BMI according to age and gender was classified considering the reference data of WHO-2007, the results were evaluated ≥85-<95. percentile as overweight, and ≥95.percentile as obese. In the second stage, forms prepared by the researchers were given to parents and the data obtained were assessed by statistical methods. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of overweight was 8.3%; the overall prevalence of obesity was 10.1%. The prevalence of overweight was higher in boys than in girls. The circumference of waist and hip of overweight/obese children were higher than other children (p<0.001. Negative and significant correlation was obtained (p<0.05 between the body weight and daily sportive activities of children and also between the period of exclusive breastfeeding. Moreover, positive correlation (p<0.01 was found between the body weight of children and the body weight of their parents. CONCLUSION: Obesity among preschool children is an important health problem. To evaluate obesity of children and encouraging them for having healthy eating behaviors and for doing sportive activities could contribute to prevent them to develop obesity in later ages. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2009; 8(5.000: 397-404

  12. Determination of Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Ankara Agglomerate Considering Fractal Geometry of Blocks

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    Coskun, Aycan; Sonmez, Harun; Ercin Kasapoglu, K.; Ozge Dinc, S.; Celal Tunusluoglu, M.

    2010-05-01

    The uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) of rock material is a crucial parameter to be used for design stages of slopes, tunnels and foundations to be constructed in/on geological medium. However, preparation of high quality cores from geological mixtures or fragmented rocks such as melanges, fault rocks, coarse pyroclastic rocks, breccias and sheared serpentinites is often extremely difficult. According to the studies performed in literature, this type of geological materials may be grouped as welded and unwelded birmocks. Success of preparation of core samples from welded bimrocks is slightly better than unwelded ones. Therefore, some studies performed on the welded bimrocks to understand the mechanical behavior of geological mixture materials composed of stronger and weaker components (Gokceoglu, 2002; Sonmez et al., 2004; Sonmez et al., 2006; Kahraman, et al., 2008). The overall strength of bimrocks are generally depends on strength contrast between blocks and matrix; types and strength of matrix; type, size, strength, shape and orientation of blocks and volumetric block proportion. In previously proposed prediction models, while UCS of unwelded bimrocks may be determined by decreasing the UCS of matrix considering the volumetric block proportion, the welded ones can be predicted by considering both UCS of matrix and blocks together (Lindquist, 1994; Lindquist and Goodman, 1994; Sonmez et al., 2006 and Sonmez et al., 2009). However, there is a few attempts were performed about the effect of blocks shape and orientation on the strength of bimrock (Linqduist, 1994 and Kahraman, et al., 2008). In this study, Ankara agglomerate, which is composed of andesite blocks and surrounded weak tuff matrix, was selected as study material. Image analyses were performed on bottom, top and side faces of cores to identify volumetric block portions. In addition to the image analyses, andesite blocks on bottom, top and side faces were digitized for determination of fractal

  13. Stability and Control of Tactical Missile Systems Held in Ankara (Turkey) on 9-12 May 1988

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    Ankara. Turkey and for the facilities and personnel which made this meeting possible. Le Panel du Mecanique du Vol tient ii remercier les D6legucs...missile peut 6tre fournie soit par des outils de CAO, soit par des formulations analytiques . L~e premier exemple do calcul pr6sentA eat relatif i une...pr~sence doUne mecttudo cone qni rend le ilisposit i d’.tcti vation iso~lastique et qoi supprime la resonance mecanique do basculemeot. Coin

  14. Funktionelle Analyse von Vacciniavirus-Proteinen

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    Das Modifizierte Vacciniavirus Ankara (MVA) entstand nach mehr als 500 Passagen des Chorioallantois Vacciniavirus Ankara (CVA) auf Hühnerembryofibroblasten. Mit der Passagierung ging u.a. der Verlust zahlreicher Vacciniavirus Virulenzfaktoren einher, wodurch MVA einen hochattenuierten Phänotyp aufweist. Bei mangelnder Pathogenität für humane Organismen verfügt das MVA jedoch über eine vollständig erhaltene Genexpression inklusive integrierter Fremdgene. Hierdurch bedingt ist MVA ein vielversp...

  15. Análise do risco do escorregamento epifisário femoral proximal contralateral pelo escore de Oxford modificado

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    Full Text Available r e s u m o Objetivo: Determinar a aplicacão do escore de Oxford modificado em pacientes com escorre gamento epifisário femoral proximal (EEFP no auxílio da indicacão do tratamento cirúrgico profilático dos quadris contralaterais. Métodos: Análise retrospectiva dos prontuários dos pacientes atendidos na instituicão na qual os autores trabalham. Foram selecionados aqueles com um tempo de seguimento mínimo de dois anos, atendidos de 2008 até 2011, que apresentaram EEPF unilateral. Os cri térios de exclusão foram pacientes com doenca endócrina ou metabólica, síndrome de Down e aqueles com radiografias inadequadas para determinar a pontuacão no escore de Oxford modificado. As radiografias iniciais receberam uma pontuacão que varia de 16 a 26. A aná lise estatística foi usada para determinar se a pontuacão foi preditiva do desenvolvimento futuro de deslizamento contralateral. Resultados: Dos 15 pacientes selecionados com EEFP unilateral, cinco (33,3% evoluíram para o escorregamento contralateral. Os pacientes foram divididos em dois grupos, qua tro pacientes foram considerados de risco e desses três desenvolveram o escorregamento contralateral. No grupo sem risco havia 11 pacientes, dois evoluíram para o escorregamento contralateral. Nota-se assim uma tendência de que pacientes do grupo que desenvolveu a doenca difiram do grupo que não desenvolveu em relacão à classificacão de risco. Conclusão: Apesar de na nossa amostra a aplicacão do escore de Oxford modificado não ter sido estatisticamente significativa, notamos uma tendência para o escorregamento contra lateral nos quadris com escore baixo.

  16. Remoción de cromo vi de soluciones acuosas por adsorción sobre carbones activados modificados

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    Céspedes, Nubia; Valencia, Jesús; Díaz, José de Jesús

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    En este trabajo se determina la adsorción de Cr6+ de disoluciones acuosas en dos carbones activados comerciales en función del grado de modificación (reducción, oxidación) de la superficie de los adsorbentes con tratamientos térmicos en presencia de hidrógeno, oxígeno y ácido nítrico. La química superficial de los carbones activados originales y modificados se examina por los métodos de titulaciones de Böehm y descomposición con temperatura programada (DTP). Los ensayos de evaluación de la c...

  17. REMOCIÓN DE CROMO VI DE SOLUCIONES ACUOSAS POR ADSORCIÓN SOBRE CARBONES ACTIVADOS MODIFICADOS

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    Nubia Céspedes; Jesús Valencia; José de Jesús Díaz

    2009-01-01

    En este trabajo se determina la adsorción de Cr6+ de disoluciones acuosas en dos carbones activados comerciales en función del grado de modificación (reducción, oxidación) de la superficie de los adsorbentes con tratamientos térmicos en presencia de hidrógeno, oxígeno y ácido nítrico. La química superficial de los carbones activados originales y modificados se examina por los métodos de titulaciones de Böehm y descomposición con temperatura programada (DTP). Los ensayos de evaluación de la c...

  18. HIDROGENACIÓN ASIMÉTRICA DE 4-METOXIACETOFENOFENONA SOBRE CATALIZADORES DE Pt/TiO2 MODIFICADOS CON CINCONIDINA

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    Hugo Alfonso Rojas Sarmiento

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la hidrogenación enantioselectiva de 4-metoxiacetofenona sobre catalizadores de Pt/TiO2 reducidos a 773K y modificados con cinconidina (CD. Los catalizadores se caracterizaron  por fisiadsorción de N2, quimiadsorción de H2, DRX y XPS. Las transformaciones se llevaron a cabo en un reactor tipo STR a distintas concentraciones de cinconidina (CD con el propósito de evaluar la incidencia de algunos parámetros de reacción como el orden de adición del modificador y la presión de hidrógeno.  Se demostró que a bajas concentraciones de CD es posible obtener excesos enantioméricos cercanos al 30%. Se encontró que la estructura de la molécula puede afectar el comportamiento observado. 

  19. Os organismos geneticamente modificados e a rotulagem dos alimentos - uma análise a partir dos direitos dos consumidores

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    Marcello Vitor Rocha Cota

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Ao longo do presente trabalho serão analisados os organismos geneticamente modificados (OGMs frente aos riscos à saúde alimentar e ao meio ambiente, sobretudo o princípio da precaução e a rotulagem dos produtos. A partir de uma dimensão comparativa de três realidades distintas, isto é, a estadunidense, a europeia, com ênfase mercado ao português, e a brasileira – sob um prisma ambiental, a rotulagem dos produtos será confrontada com os direitos dos consumidores, embora em determinadas ocasiões, diante da inexistência de informações adequadas e claras dos produtos, que estão sendo ofertados e consumidos, os consumidores não sabem o que estão consumindo.

  20. Efecto del fluorfosfato acidulado en gel al 1,23% y del fluoruro de sodio en gel al 2% en la microdureza del ionómero de vidrio modificado con resina

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    Robles de la Sota, Elizabeth Eva

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    Objetivo: Comparar el efecto que produce el fluorfosfato acidulado en gel al 1,23% y del fluoruro de sodio en gel al 2% sobre la microdureza del ionómero de vidrio modificado con resina. Material y Método: Un total de 45 discos de ionómero de vidrio modificados con resina (Vitremer) de 2 mm de espesor y 6 mm de diámetro, fueron utilizados en el estudio y distribuidos aleatoriamente en tres grupos: Grupo(1) 15 discos de ionómero de vidrio modificado con resina a las cuales se aplic...

  1. Avaliação de risco dos organismos geneticamente modificados Risk assessment of genetically modified organisms

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    Thadeu Estevam Moreira Maramaldo Costa

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    Full Text Available Desde o começo de sua comercialização, em 1996, a área global de plantações transgênicas aumentou mais de cinquenta vezes. Nas duas últimas décadas, organizações governamentais e intergovernamentais têm planejado estratégias e protocolos para o estudo da segurança de alimentos derivados de cultivos geneticamente modificados. Os testes de segurança são realizados caso a caso e conduzidos de acordo com as características específicas das culturas modificadas e as mudanças introduzidas através da modificação genética, levando em conta o conceito de equivalência substancial. No presente trabalho, estão relatadas algumas abordagens de avaliação de risco de alimentos geneticamente modificados, assim como alguns problemas relacionados à construção genética ou mesmo à expressão do gene inseridoSince the commercial approve in 1996, the global area of transgenic crops has raised more than 50 times. In the last two decades, governments have been planning strategies and protocols for safety assessment of food and feed genetically modified (GM. Evaluation of food safety should be taken on a case-by-case analysis depending on the specific traits of the modified crops and the changes introduced by the genetic modification, using for this the concept of substantial equivalence. This work presents approaches for the risk assessment of GM food, as well as some problems related with the genetic construction or even with the expression of the inserted gene

  2. Organic Material and Trace Elements of Bituminous Rocks in the Ozank(o)y Field, Ankara, Turkey

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    Bituminous rocks in the Ozank(o)y (Ankara) field are different from those of the Paleocenecontent of organic material-rich rocks in the Ozank(o)y (Ankara) field is 3.66-40.72 % wt averaging 14.34%. The dominant organic materials are algae/amorphous accompanied by minor amount of herbaceous material (The dominant kerogen type is Type-Ⅰ with a limited amount of Type-Ⅱ kerogen.).The bituminous rocks in the Ozank(o)y field are enriched in heavy metals such as Ni, Mn, As and Cr. In comparison with the average enrichment values of elements, Ni, Mn, As and Cr in bituminous shales of the Ozank(o)y field are as about 4.38, 14.93, 10.90 and 5.58 times as average values. The average concentrations of these heavy metals are also as high as 215 × 10-6, 828 × 10-6, 58.54 × 10-6, and 148× 10-6 respectively. In addition, sorption properties of clay and organic materials are also important for metal enrichments in the bituminous shales.

  3. EVALUATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE STUDENTS IN A MEDICAL FACULTY IN ANKARA

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    Songul VAIZOÐLU

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: The reseach is conducted to evaluate the environmental consciousness of the students in a medical faculty in Ankara. Materials and Methods: Of the 412 students, 342 (83.0% participated this cross-sectional study. Data were collected in August 2000 with ?Environmental Consciousness Research Form?, the questionnaire prepared by the researchers and analysed using EPI INFO 6.0, a statistical package programme. Results: Mean age of the study group was 23.71 and 54.7% were male. Most of the students (74.4% reported that they would go to school/work by bycle, bus or on foot, and 87.1 percent of them told they would prefer train. Of the participants, 72.3% think environmental problems are not the issues only governments would care about. While most of them (81.8% reported that they would give up buying the products harmful to the environment, only 18.8% told they would want to deliver brochures about environment to each house. Nearly half of the students reported that they wouldn?t spend their money for the solution of environmental problems. Most of the students reported that they didn?t admit to any official institution to get information on environmental pollution (90.3%, never attended a meeting on environment (85.6% and never subscribed to a publication about the environment (91.4%. The students knew the products containing mercury, the substances which do not dissepear in the ocean and about the ozone layer depletion. Environmental consciousness scores are calculated by grading the questions about environmental consciousness. Mean score was 27.47. Nearly half of the students (53.2% had a score over 28. Students reported that deforestation (10.1%, air pollution (8.0%, population explosion (7.8%, nuclear weapons (7.3% and industrial wastes (7.1% would be the most important problems in 21. century. Conclusion: Complementing the lack of knowledge determined in the study by planning educational programmes, considering the environmental

  4. EVALUATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCİOUSNESS OF THE STUDENTS IN A MEDICAL FACULTY IN ANKARA

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    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: The reseach is conducted to evaluate the environmental consciousness of the students in a medical faculty in Ankara. Materials and Methods: Of the 412 students, 342 (83.0% participated this cross-sectional study. Data were collected in August 2000 with ?Environmental Consciousness Research Form?, the questionnaire prepared by the researchers and analysed using EPI INFO 6.0, a statistical package programme. Results: Mean age of the study group was 23.71 and 54.7% were male. Most of the students (74.4% reported that they would go to school/work by bycle, bus or on foot, and 87.1 percent of them told they would prefer train. Of the participants, 72.3% think environmental problems are not the issues only governments would care about. While most of them (81.8% reported that they would give up buying the products harmful to the environment, only 18.8% told they would want to deliver brochures about environment to each house. Nearly half of the students reported that they wouldn?t spend their money for the solution of environmental problems. Most of the students reported that they didn?t admit to any official institution to get information on environmental pollution (90.3%, never attended a meeting on environment (85.6% and never subscribed to a publication about the environment (91.4%. The students knew the products containing mercury, the substances which do not dissepear in the ocean and about the ozone layer depletion. Environmental consciousness scores are calculated by grading the questions about environmental consciousness. Mean score was 27.47. Nearly half of the students (53.2% had a score over 28. Students reported that deforestation (10.1%, air pollution (8.0%, population explosion (7.8%, nuclear weapons (7.3% and industrial wastes (7.1% would be the most important problems in 21. century. Conclusion: Complementing the lack of knowledge determined in the study by planning educational programmes, considering the environmental

  5. Study on Matching a 300 MVA Motor Generator with an Ohmic Heating Power Supply in HL-2M

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    Peng, Jianfei; Xuan, Weimin; Wang, Haibing; Li, Huajun; Wang, Yingqiao; Wang, Shujin

    2013-03-01

    A new 300 MVA/1350 MJ motor generator (MG) will be built to feed all of the poloidal field power supplies (PFPS) and auxiliary heating power supplies of the HL-2M tokamak. The MG has a vertical-shaft salient pole 6-phase synchronous generator and a coaxial 8500 kW induction motor. The Ohmic heating power supply (OHPS) consisting of 4-quadrant DC pulsed convertor is the one with the highest parameters among the PFPS. Therefore, the match between the generator and the OHPS is very important. The matching study with Matlab/Simulink is described in this paper. The simulation results show that the subtransient reactance of the generator is closely related to the inversion operation of the OHPS. By setting various subtransient reactance in the simulation generator model and considering the cost reduction, the optimized parameters are obtained as x″d = 0.405 p.u. at 100 Hz for the generator. The models built in the simulation can be used as an important tool for studying the dynamic characteristics and the control strategy of other HL-2M PFPSes.

  6. Modeling of Electric Field Around 100 MVA 150/20 kV Power Transformator using Charge Simulation Method

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    Full Text Available Charge Simulation Method is one of the field theory that can be used as an approach to calculate the electromagnetic distribution on the electrical conductor. This paper discussed electric field modeling around power transformator by using Matlab to find the safety distance. The safe distance threshold of the electric field to human health refers to WHO and SNI was 5 kV/m. The specification of the power transformator was three phases, 150/20 kV, and 100 MVA. The basic concept is to change the distribution charge on the conductor or dielectric polarization charge with a set of discrete fictitious charge. The value of discrete fictitious charge was equivalent to the potential value of the conductor, and became a reference to calculate the electric field around the surface contour of the selected power transformator. The measurement distance was 5 meter on each side of the transformator surface. The results showed that the magnitude of the electric field at the front side was 5541 V/m, exceeding the safety limits.

  7. Queratinocitos derivados de piel humana modificados por el vector retroviral FOCH 29-NeoR

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    Posteriormente, los queratinocitos en cultivo serán modificados con el vector retroviral anfotrópico FOCH 29-NeoR ya sea por cocultivo con la línea productora del virus Clon 26, o por infección con sobrenadante filtrado (0.45mm producido por la misma, en presencia de polybren.

    La eficiencia de la transducción se determinará mediante reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR con el ADN de las células post transducción, con cebadores específicos del gen de resistencia a la neomicina (NeoR; se incluirán tanto controles negativos (células no transducidas como positivos (plásmidos que contienen el gen NeoR o células de la línea productora del virus. Para demostrar funcionalmente la expresión del gen vectorizado se harán ensayos de resistencia a la G418 (500-1000 mg/ml.

    Confirmar que el vector FOCH29-NeoR transluce eficientemente los queratinocitos, permitirá utilizarlo posteriormente para vectorizar genes de interés para el tratamiento de algunas enfermedades de la piel o bien factores de crecimiento tales como el factor de crecimiento epidérmico (EGF y el factor de crecimiento derivado de plaquetas (PDGF, potenciadores de los procesos de epitelialización.

    Este trabajo sentará las bases para el desarrollo paulatino de esta tecnología en nuestro medio.

  8. Diseño, construcción y puesta en funcionamiento de un alambique modificado de acero inoxidable a nivel de laboratorio

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    Otiniano Cáceres, Manuel Eduardo; Departamento Académico de Operaciones Unitarias, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Romero y Otiniano, P.; Departamento de Análisis y Diseño de Procesos, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, UNMSM.; Garrido, A.; Departamento Académico de Operaciones Unitarias, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Flores, R.; Departamento Académico de Química Inorgánica, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Deza, E.; Departamento Académico de Química Inorgánica, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Cárdenas, J.; Departamento de Análisis y Diseño de Procesos, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Lombira, J.; Departamento Académico de Operaciones Unitarias, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Mori, V.; Estudiante de la E.A.P. de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.; Meneses, K.; Estudiante de la E.A.P. de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

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    Se presenta en el presente trabajo las características principales del alambique modificado de acero inoxidable a nivel de laboratorio, construido en un proyecto de investigación del año 2014. La puesta en funcionamiento se hicieron con ensayos de mosto fermentado de uva quebranta proveniente del Valle de Lunahuana, Cañete, obteniéndose pisco de aceptable calidad.

  9. Geochemical compositions of trona samples by PEDXRF and their identification under confocal Raman spectroscopy: Beypazari-Ankara, Turkey

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    Ustuendag, Ilknur [Hacettepe University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Physics Engineering, Ankara (Turkey)]. E-mail: iozkirim@hacettepe.edu.tr; Ustuendag, Zafer [Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Ankara (Turkey); Kalfa, Orhan Murat [Gazi University, Faculty of Art and Science, Department of Chemistry, Ankara (Turkey); Kadioglu, Yusuf Kagan [Ankara University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Geological Engineering, Ankara (Turkey)

    2007-01-15

    Trona has a wide exposure around Beypazari-Ankara, Turkey. The samples of trona were collected from the investigated area. Two different analyses were used during the analyses of the trona by polarized X-ray fluorescence (PEDXRF). The first method, prepared sample, was multi-element analyzed with standard method. The precession and accuracy of the technique for chemical analysis is demonstrated by analyzing USGS standards, GEOL, GBW-7109 and GBW-7309 Sediment. The second method was used for the determination of the concentration of Al, Fe, Zn, Sn and Ba. Determinations of two methods were compared with the five selected elements. The trona was studied using HR-800 (HORIBA-JobinYvon) confocal Raman for identification of trona.

  10. Comparación entre los diagramas TTS obtenidos mediante los ensayos normalizados Huey y Strauss modificado para el acero inoxidable AISI 304

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    Otero, E.

    1996-04-01

    Full Text Available This work presents a comparison of Temperature-Time-Sensitization TTS diagrams obtained by Huey and modified Strauss standard, for detecting susceptibility to intergranular attack. The difference between these tests is the use of a strong or a slightly smooth oxidizing electrolyte. The diagrams obtained are different and if a sample tested by modified Strauss is sensitized, then it will be sensitized in the Huey test, but the contrary is not always true. This difference is because a sensitized sample has to have a continuous band lacking in chromium along the grain boundary in order to be sensitized in the modified Strauss test. This condition is not necessary in the Huey test.

    Se comparan los diagramas Temperatura-Tiempo-Sensibilización TTS, obtenidos mediante los ensayos normalizados de corrosión intergranular Huey y Strauss modificado, que, respectivamente, utilizan electrólitos fuerte y suavemente oxidantes, mostrándose que los diagramas obtenidos son diferentes. Si una muestra evaluada mediante el ensayo Strauss modificado se encuentra sensibilizada, entonces lo estará también en el ensayo Huey, pero no necesariamente ocurrirá lo contrario; esta diferencia se asocia a la necesidad de la existencia de una zona continua empobrecida en cromo a lo largo del límite de grano para que el material se sensibilice con respecto al ensayo Strauss modificado, condición innecesaria para el caso del ensayo Huey.

  11. Asthma and allergic diseases in schoolchildren: third cross-sectional survey in the same primary school in Ankara, Turkey.

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    Demir, Ahmet U; Karakaya, Gül; Bozkurt, Bülent; Sekerel, Bülent E; Kalyoncu, Ali F

    2004-12-01

    We investigated prevalence and determinants of asthma and allergic diseases in a cross-sectional survey of schoolchildren aged 6-14 in 2002. This was the third of a series of cross-sectional surveys, conducted in 1992 and 1997, in the same school in Ankara, Turkey. Questionnaire including information on house characteristics, dietary habits, past and current exposures and diseases were distributed to 1064 children (523 boys, 541 girls) and filled by the parents at home. Percentage of children having a pet was significantly higher (1992: 7.9, 1997: 22.9, 2002: 21), but that of passive smoking was significantly lower (1992: 74, 1997: 64, 2002: 64.1) in 1997 and 2002 when compared with 1992. Current prevalence percentage of asthma (1992: 8.3, 1997: 9.8, 2002: 6.4), wheeze (1992: 11.9, 1997: 13.3, 2002: 6.4), hay fever (1992: 15.4, 1997: 14.1, 2002: 7.2), and eczema (1992: 4, 1997: 4.3, 2002: 1.8) were significantly lower in 2002 compared with 1992. Multiple logistic regression analysis model for current wheeze included ingestion of cow's milk (no regular ingestion: reference, ORs and 95% CIs, dog (6.1, 1.6-23.4). Multiple logistic regression analysis model for current hay fever included ingestion of red meat (1.8, 1.1-2.9) and father's education (none of the parents finished secondary school: reference, secondary school to university: 0.5, 0.2-1.0). Our findings suggested that current prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases decreased among schoolchildren in Ankara, in the last 10 yr, and ingestion of milk and red meat could have a role in the occurrence of asthma and hay fever. Detailed assessment of dietary habits is required to test this hypothesis.

  12. Comportamento da parasitemia avaliada pelo método de Strout modificado em chagásicos agudos em tratamento

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    Cleudson Castro

    1988-12-01

    Full Text Available Em 18 pacientes com doença de Chagas aguda foi semiquantificada a parasitemia, pelo método de Strout modificado, antes e durante o tratamento. Antes da terapêutica a parasitemia variou entre 1 e 104 tripanossomos, e após o início do tratamento a parasitemia foi lida repetidamente com um intervalo, na maioria dos casos, entre dois e cinco dias, até a negativação. A dose inicial dos medicamentos foi de 10 a 15mg/kg/dia de Nifurtimox para sete pacientes, e 10 a 20mg/kg/dia de Benzonidazol para onze indivíduos. Após início do tratamento com Nifurtimox um paciente ficou o mínimo de cinco e dois o máximo de 23 dias com parasitemia enquanto com o Benzonidazol um paciente permaneceu o máximo de 15 dias.com parasitemia patente. O Benzonidazol baixou a parasitemia mais rapidamente que o Nifurtimox

  13. Utilización del modelo cam-clay modificado en suelos cohesivos de la sabana de Bogotá

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    Javier Fernando Camacho Tauta

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el fin de estudiar el comportamiento mecánico de arcillas típicas de la Sabana de Bogotá, se llevó a cabo un programa de investigación experimental en laboratorio que incluyó ensayos básicos de caracterización, consolidación unidimensional y compresión triaxial consolidada no drenada. De los resultados se obtuvieron los principales parámetros de resistencia y deformabilidad de acuerdo con la teoría del estado crítico. Estos parámetros permiten conformar un modelo de comportamiento bajo el régimen elastoplástico. Se utilizó el modelo Cam-Clay Modificado (CCM para reproducir las deformaciones resultantes para cada trayectoria de esfuerzos aplicada. Se compararon las curvas producidas por el modelo con respecto a los resultados experimentales, lo que permitió identificar bajo cuales condiciones el modelo simula mejor el comportamiento del suelo y sobre qué variables se debe trabajar para obtener un modelo constitutivo completo.

  14. A Candidate HIV/AIDS Vaccine (MVA-B) Lacking Vaccinia Virus Gene C6L Enhances Memory HIV-1-Specific T-Cell Responses

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    Juan García-Arriaza; José Luis Nájera; Carmen E Gómez; Nolawit Tewabe; Sorzano, Carlos Oscar S.; Thierry Calandra; Thierry Roger; Mariano Esteban

    2011-01-01

    The vaccinia virus (VACV) C6 protein has sequence similarities with the poxvirus family Pox_A46, involved in regulation of host immune responses, but its role is unknown. Here, we have characterized the C6 protein and its effects in virus replication, innate immune sensing and immunogenicity in vivo. C6 is a 18.2 kDa protein, which is expressed early during virus infection and localizes to the cytoplasm of infected cells. Deletion of the C6L gene from the poxvirus vector MVA-B expressing HIV-...

  15. A phase I randomized clinical trial of candidate human immunodeficiency virus type 1 vaccine MVA.HIVA administered to Gambian infants.

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    Muhammed O Afolabi

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: A vaccine to decrease transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1 during breast-feeding would complement efforts to eliminate infant HIV-1 infection by antiretroviral therapy. Relative to adults, infants have distinct immune development, potentially high-risk of transmission when exposed to HIV-1 and rapid progression to AIDS when infected. To date, there have been only three published HIV-1 vaccine trials in infants. TRIAL DESIGN: We conducted a randomized phase I clinical trial PedVacc 001 assessing the feasibility, safety and immunogenicity of a single dose of candidate vaccine MVA.HIVA administered intramuscularly to 20-week-old infants born to HIV-1-negative mothers in The Gambia. METHODS: Infants were followed to 9 months of age with assessment of safety, immunogenicity and interference with Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI vaccines. The trial is the first stage of developing more complex prime-boost vaccination strategies against breast milk transmission of HIV-1. RESULTS: From March to October 2010, 48 infants (24 vaccine and 24 no-treatment were enrolled with 100% retention. The MVA.HIVA vaccine was safe with no difference in adverse events between vaccinees and untreated infants. Two vaccine recipients (9% and no controls had positive ex vivo interferon-γ ELISPOT assay responses. Antibody levels elicited to the EPI vaccines, which included diphtheria, tetanus, whole-cell pertussis, hepatitis B virus, Haemophilus influenzae type b and oral poliovirus, reached protective levels for the vast majority and were similar between the two arms. CONCLUSIONS: A single low-dose of MVA.HIVA administered to 20-week-old infants in The Gambia was found to be safe and without interference with the induction of protective antibody levels by EPI vaccines, but did not alone induce sufficient HIV-1-specific responses. These data support the use of MVA carrying other transgenes as a boosting vector within more complex prime

  16. Estudo de propriedades de PVC modificado com grupos alquila e benzila Study of the properties of PVC modified through substitution by alkyl and benzyl groups

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    G. M Vinhas

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available O poli(cloreto de vinila (PVC é o segundo termoplástico mais consumido em todo o mundo, sendo considerado o mais versátil dentre os plásticos. A grande versatilidade do PVC deve-se a suas propriedades e também a sua adequação aos mais variados processos de transformação. Uma vez que a resina de PVC é atóxica e inerte, a escolha de aditivos com essas mesmas características, permite a fabricação de filmes para embalagens de alimentos e produtos médico-hospitalares. Entretanto, suas propriedades podem se alterar quando submetido a qualquer processo de esterilização, especialmente por radiação gama. Neste trabalho foi realizado um estudo sobre a flexibilidade e estabilidade frente à radiação gama do PVC modificado quimicamente. O PVC foi modificado pela substituição de átomos de cloro por grupos alquila e benzila através de reações com reagentes de Grignard. Amostras de PVC modificado foram caracterizadas por espectroscopia de ressonância magnética nuclear de hidrogênio (RMN ¹H, espectroscopia na região do infravermelho com transformada de Fourier e calorimetria diferencial exploratória. A degradação do PVC modificado, quando submetido à radiação gama, foi avaliada por seus parâmetros viscosimétricos. De uma forma geral, o PVC modificado apresentou maior estabilidade à radiação gama que o original. O polímero modificado por substituição do cloro por grupo que contém um anel aromático foi o que apresentou maior estabilidade, quando submetido à dose de esterilização de 25 kGy. O PVC modificado apresentou temperaturas de transição vítrea ligeiramente mais baixas que o PVC original, indicando uma tendência ao aumento de flexibilidade pela presença de grupos alquila e benzila na cadeia do polímero.Poly(vinyl chloride (PVC ranks second among the most consumed thermoplastics in the world, and is considered the most versatile plastic. This versatility arises from its properties and suitability to a

  17. Deletion of A44L, A46R and C12L Vaccinia Virus Genes from the MVA Genome Improved the Vector Immunogenicity by Modifying the Innate Immune Response Generating Enhanced and Optimized Specific T-Cell Responses

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    María Pía Holgado

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    Full Text Available MVA is an attenuated vector that still retains immunomodulatory genes. We have previously reported its optimization after deleting the C12L gene, coding for the IL-18 binding-protein. Here, we analyzed the immunogenicity of MVA vectors harboring the simultaneous deletion of A44L, related to steroid synthesis and A46R, a TLR-signaling inhibitor (MVAΔA44L-A46R; or also including a deletion of C12L (MVAΔC12L/ΔA44L-A46R. The absence of biological activities of the deleted genes in the MVA vectors was demonstrated. Adaptive T-cell responses against VACV epitopes, evaluated in spleen and draining lymph-nodes of C57Bl/6 mice at acute/memory phases, were of higher magnitude in those animals that received deleted MVAs compared to MVAwt. MVAΔC12L/ΔA44L-A46R generated cellular specific memory responses of higher quality characterized by bifunctionality (CD107a/b+/IFN-γ+ and proliferation capacity. Deletion of selected genes from MVA generated innate immune responses with higher levels of determining cytokines related to T-cell response generation, such as IL-12, IFN-γ, as well as IL-1β and IFN-β. This study describes for the first time that simultaneous deletion of the A44L, A46R and C12L genes from MVA improved its immunogenicity by enhancing the host adaptive and innate immune responses, suggesting that this approach comprises an appropriate strategy to increase the MVA vaccine potential.

  18. Gaston Bachelard (1999. Ateşin Tinçözümlemesi, Çev. Nail Bezer, Ankara: Öteki Yayınevi, II. Baskı, 127 s. ISBN 975-8012-30-4 Gaston Bachelard (1999. Ateşin Tinçözümlemesi, Çev. Nail Bezer, Ankara: Öteki Yayınevi, II. Baskı, 127 s. ISBN 975-8012-30-4

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    Full Text Available Gaston Bachelard (1999. Ateşin Tinçözümlemesi, Çev. Nail Bezer, Ankara: Öteki Yayınevi, II. Baskı, 127 s. ISBN 975-8012-30-4 Gaston Bachelard (1999. Ateşin Tinçözümlemesi, Çev. Nail Bezer, Ankara: Öteki Yayınevi, II. Baskı, 127 s. ISBN 975-8012-30-4

  19. An evaluation on levels of knowledge, attitude and behavior of people at 65 years and above about alternative medicine living in Ankara.

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    Ozer, Ozlem; Santaş, Fatih; Yıldırım, Hasan Hüseyin

    2012-01-01

    The aim was to determine the knowledge, attitude and behavioral levels of people at and above 65 years of age, living in Ankara (Turkey) about alternative medicine. The study was carried out between March - April 2010 through survey application of 200 participants by selective random sampling from the population. Data obtained as a result of the survey were analyzed by SPSS program. The study revealed that 83.5% of the participants believed in alternative therapy methods but 16.5% of them did not. It is concluded that herbal therapy methods are the most frequently used methods with a 63% rate among other alternative therapy methods. When status of the participants was analyzed it was found that it was found that 69% received the information about alternative medicines from their family while 53.5% received it from television This study revealed that alternative medicine is profoundly used by people above 65 years of age in Ankara.

  20. The Usage Analysis of Databases at Ankara University Digital Library Ankara Üniversitesi Elektronik Kütüphanesi Veri Tabanlarının Kullanım Analizi

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    Sacit Arslantekin

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The development in information and communication technologies has changed and improved resources and services diversity in libraries. These changes continue to develop rapidly throughout the world. As for our country,remarkable developments, especially in university and special libraries, in this field are worth consideration. In order to take benefit of the existing and forthcoming developments in the field of electronic libraries the databases used by clients should be well-demonstrated and followed closely. The providing wide use of electronic databases leads to increasing the productivity of scientific and social information that that is the ultimate goal. The article points out electronic resources management and the effect of consortia developments in the field first, and then evaluates the results of the survey on the use of electronic libraries assessment questionnaires by faculty members at Ankara University. Bilgi ve iletişim teknolojilerindeki gelişmeler bilgi kaynakları ile birlikte bilgi merkezlerinin hizmetlerini de çok yönlü olarak değiştirmiş ve geliştirmiştir. Bu gelişmeler dünyada hızlı bir gelişim izlemektedir. Ülkemizde ise başta üniversite ve araştırma kütüphaneleri olmak üzere elektronik kütüphaneler konusunda dikkate değer gelişmeler izlenmektedir. Bu gelişim süreci içinde yerini almaya çalışan elektronik kütüphanelerden istenilen düzeyde yarar sağlayabilmek için kullanılan elektronik bilgi içeren veri tabanlarının iyi tanıtılması ve kullanımının izlenmesi gerekmektedir. İstenilen düzeyde yararlanılan elektronik veri tabanları sonucu üretilen bilimsel bilginin artması da ulaşılmak istenen hedeftir. Bu makalede elektronik kaynak yönetimi ve konsorsiyumların etkisine kısaca değindikten sonra Ankara Üniversitesi öğretim elemanlarına elektronik kütüphane kullanımı konusunda yapılan anket değerlendirilecektir.

  1. Proposal for the Award of a Contract for the Supply of 18kV Power Transformers Rated 464 kVA to 2 MVA

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    2002-01-01

    This document concerns the award of a contract for the supply of thirty-five 18 kV cast-resin rectifier power transformers rated 464 kVA to 2 MVA and 26 protective enclosures. Following a market survey (MS-2920/SL/LHC) carried out among 56 firms in sixteen Member States, a call for tenders (IT-3007/SL/LHC) was sent on 12 August 2002 to eight firms in five Member States. By the closing date, CERN had received three tenders from three firms in three Member States. The Finance Committee is invited to agree to the negotiation of a contract with TRASFOR (CH), the lowest bidder, for the supply of 35 power transformers rated 464 kVA to 2 MVA and 26 protective enclosures for a total amount of 1 398 500 Swiss francs, not subject to revision, with an option for three additional transformers and protective enclosures, for an additional amount of 107 650 Swiss francs, subject to revision for inflation from 1 January 2005, bringing the total amount to 1 506 150 Swiss francs subject to revision for inflation from 1 January...

  2. ALACAATLI-BEYTEPE KÖYÜ (GB ANKARA) BÖLGESGNDE YÜZEYLEYEN JURA- KRETASE YAkLI ÇÖKELLERGN STRATGGRAFG

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    The Jurassic-Cretaceous sequence comprising five formations and resting withangular unconformity on the low grade metamorphic rocks of Karakaya Complex (UpperTriassic) crops out in the study area located about 14 km SW of Ankara (Turkey). TheSinemurian–Bathonian? Bayirkoy Formation comprises five members having lateral andvertical transition among each other. It is found at the base of the sequence and was depositedin a shallow marine environment. The Middle-Upper Jurassic ÇakÍrlardere Format...

  3. REMOCIÓN DE CROMO VI DE SOLUCIONES ACUOSAS POR ADSORCIÓN SOBRE CARBONES ACTIVADOS MODIFICADOS

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    Nubia Céspedes

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se determina la adsorción de Cr6+ de disoluciones acuosas en dos carbones activados comerciales en función del grado de modificación (reducción, oxidación de la superficie de los adsorbentes con tratamientos térmicos en presencia de hidrógeno, oxígeno y ácido nítrico. La química superficial de los carbones activados originales y modificados se examina por los métodos de titulaciones de Böehm y descomposición con temperatura programada (DTP. Los ensayos de evaluación de la capacidad de adsorción se realizan con soluciones modelo de ión cromato y bajo distintas condiciones de concentración inicial, tiempo de contacto, pH del medio, temperatura y masa de adsorbente. Se comprueba que la modificación de la superficie de los adsorbentes afecta el grado de adsorción del ión cromato en la medida en que los sólidos tratados con H2 muestran la mayor  capacidad de remoción. Las variables que afectan favorablemente la extensión de la remoción de cromo son: concentración inicial de 100 ppm,  pH  inicial de  2,0, temperatura de 25 °C y  masa de adsorbente de 100 mg. 

  4. Teores de ácidos graxos em ovos comerciais convencionais e modificados com ômega-3 Fatty acids levels in conventional and designer omega-3 commercial eggs

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    Thaiz Marinho Magalhães Cedro

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se comparar os teores de ácidos graxos em ovos comerciais convencionais e em ovos modificados com ômega-3. Foram utilizadas 864 poedeiras da linhagem Isa Brown aleatoriamente distribuídas em dois grupos, de modo que cada gaiola com quatro aves foi considerada uma repetição, totalizando 216 repetições. No grupo para produção de ovos convencionais, as aves foram alimentadas durante toda a vida produtiva com ração à base de milho e farelo de soja, enquanto, no grupo para produção de ovos modificados, foram alimentadas, a partir da 22ª semana de idade, com ração contendo 1,5% de substrato de algas marinhas e 1,8% de óleo de peixe. Foram coletados, aleatoriamente, 180 ovos de cada grupo de poedeira (totalizando 360 ovos, que foram distribuídos em delineamento de blocos ao acaso, considerando cada ovo uma repetição. Os ovos modificados com ômega-3 apresentaram menores de índice de gema, mas não diferiram dos ovos convencionais quanto aos demais parâmetros de qualidade. As médias de ácidos graxos poliinsaturados ômega-3 e de ácidos graxos monoinsaturados foram mais altas nos ovos modificados. As relações entre ácidos graxos poliinsaturados e saturados e entre ômega-6 e ômega-3 nos ovos modificados foram próximas ao ideal estimado para alimentação humana. As médias de ácidos graxos poliinsaturados da série ômega-6 e de ácidos graxos saturados nos ovos convencionais foram significativamente maiores que dos ovos modificados com ômega-3.The objective of this work was to compare the levels of fatty acids between conventional commercial eggs and designer omega-3 eggs. It was used 864 Isa Brown line laying hens randomly distributed in two groups, so each cage with four birds was considered a replicate, totalizing 216 repetitions. In the group for production of conventional eggs, birds were fed corn- and soybean-based rations during the entire productive life while in the group for production of designer

  5. Comparação do teste modificado de fixação preferencial com o convencional em pacientes com estrabismo

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    Edson Procianoy; Letícia Procianoy

    2012-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Comparar a acurácia do teste de fixação preferencial quando o paciente olha e toca o objeto alvo ao invés de apenas olhá-lo, como convencionalmente descrito. MÉTODOS: Estudo piloto transversal e prospectivo, incluindo 40 pacientes estrábicos, com desvios maiores que 10 dioptrias prismáticas entre 7 e 30 anos. RESULTADOS: O teste modificado mostrou sensibilidade de 93% (IC 95%=68,53 -98,73%) e especificidade de 77% (IC 95%=57,95 - 88,97%). O teste convencional apresentou sensibilidad...

  6. Cultivo com recurso a organismos geneticamente modificados no Brasil e na União Europeia – uma análise comparativa

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    Fonseca, Ricardo; Aguiar, Ana; Sottomayor, Miguel

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    Geneticamente Modificados (OGM) cresceu 6% atingindo cerca de 170 milhões de hectares, seguindo uma tendência sustentada de crescimento, que se verifica desde 1996 (ano da introdução da primeira cultura OGM). Commodities agrícolas fundamentais, como a soja, o milho, o algodão e a colza são crescentemente produzidas a partir de OGM. Hoje em dia, mais de 4/5 da soja globalmente produzida tem origem em OGM; no caso do milho, esta fracção já ultrapassou 1/3 da produção mundial. A r...

  7. El Pennhip modificado y la sinfisiodesis juvenil pubiana como prevención de displasia de cadera canina en las Fuerzas Armadas

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    C. Sánchez Alonso; A. García Luque; M.J. Chamorro Sancho; P. Arias Sanz; P. De Vega Terán; F. Crespo Castejón

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    Introducción: La displasia de cadera canina es la principal causa física de exclusión de los perros de los programas de adiestramiento en las Fuerzas Armadas y los Cuerpos y Fuerzas de Seguridad del Estado, es por ello importante realizar una criba temprana de esta patología. Objetivo: Determinar la eficacia del procedimiento del Penn-Hip modificado y la sinfisiodesis juvenil pubiana como método para prevenir el desarrollo de la displasia de cadera canina. Material y método: Estudio descripti...

  8. Relación de los cultivos modificados genéticamente con el ambiente y la salud de la población costarricense

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    Espinoza, Ana M; Arrieta-Espinoza, Griselda; Sittenfeld, Ana

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    La ingeniería genética y los alimentos derivados de los cultivos genéticamente modificados (CGMs) han sido objeto de debate a escala mundial, como ocurre históricamente con el surgimiento de tecnologías novedosas. Se cuestiona si los CGMs son seguros al ambiente y si los productos derivados de ellos son inocuos para los consumidores. Sobre la primera de esas inquietudes, la práctica se ha orientado a estudiar caso por caso, según las propias características del CGM, para minimizar su impacto ...

  9. Evaluación de la carbonatación de concreto modificado con polímero, utilizando agregado grueso y tereftalato de polietileno reciclados

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    Mendivil Escalante, José M.; Gómez Soberón, José Manuel Vicente; Castro Beltrán, Andrés; Corral Higuera, Ramón; Arredondo Rea, Susana Paola; Almaral Sánchez, Jorge Luis

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    En este trabajo de investigación se han estudiado diferentes mezclas de concreto modificado con polímero, constituidas por agregado natural (AN) y un remplazo parcial de agregado grueso de concreto reciclado (AGR) del 25 %, con la adición de 9, 13 y 17% de resina polimérica sintetizada a partir de botellas de tereftalato de polietileno (PET por sus siglas en inglés) post-consumo a través de procesos de reciclaje mecánico y químico. Las probetas de concreto fabricadas fueron expuestas en una c...

  10. Determining the agent factors related with time management of responsible doctors and nurses in clinics at Ankara University hospitals.

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    Acuner, Ahmet Munir; Nilgun, Sarp; Cifteli, F Gulay

    2006-01-01

    This research has been planned and conducted as a descriptive scanning model field study in order to determine the agent factors related with time management of doctors and nurses in positions of responsibility at Ankara University hospitals. As data collection instruments; the "Personal Information Form" which has been developed to determine the socio-demographical characteristics of the research group, the questionnaire of "Determining the Time Management Attitudes and Behaviour of Managers, Time Management Opportunities of the Managers, Prodcutive Working Times of the Managers and the Factors Causing Them to Lose Time", developed by Erdem has been used. It has been determined that the time management attitudes and behaviour of doctors, nurses and nurse assistants responsible for clinics are all different. It was found that nurse assistants graduated from pre-undergraduate or high schools are the least conscious of time management. In particular, nurse assistants of 36 years old and over with 21 years of work experience and 11 years of management experience show little awareness of time management. The time losing factors of the research group were found to be unnecessary visitors, lack of materials and the excessive amount of time spent on obtaining the necessary equipment.

  11. MVA-based H5N1 vaccine affords cross-clade protection in mice against influenza A/H5N1 viruses at low doses and after single immunization.

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    Joost H C M Kreijtz

    Full Text Available Human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of the H5N1 subtype, frequently reported since 2003, result in high morbidity and mortality. It is feared that these viruses become pandemic, therefore the development of safe and effective vaccines is desirable. MVA-based H5N1 vaccines already proved to be effective when two immunizations with high doses were used. Dose-sparing strategies would increase the number of people that can be vaccinated when the amount of vaccine preparations that can be produced is limited. Furthermore, protective immunity is induced ideally after a single immunization. Therefore the minimal requirements for induction of protective immunity with a MVA-based H5N1 vaccine were assessed in mice. To this end, mice were vaccinated once or twice with descending doses of a recombinant MVA expressing the HA gene of influenza virus A/Vietnam/1194/04. The protective efficacy was determined after challenge infection with the homologous clade 1 virus and a heterologous virus derived from clade 2.1, A/Indonesia/5/05 by assessing weight loss, virus replication and histopathological changes. It was concluded that MVA-based vaccines allowed significant dose-sparing and afford cross-clade protection, also after a single immunization, which are favorable properties for an H5N1 vaccine candidate.

  12. El principio precautorio y el caso de los organismos genéticamente modificados en Argentina El principio precautorio y el caso de los organismos genéticamente modificados en Argentina

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    Full Text Available Since it inception, at the Rio de Janeiro summit in 1992, the precautionary principle has evolved in terms of its interpretation and application. Both have made some progress in relation to genetically-modified organisms (GMO and its consequences for the domestic and international markets in Argentina. As regards the normative framework, Argentina does not dispose yet of well-established rules as to how the principle should be applied. This opens up the debate about the political standing of the principle. As for as international trade is concerned, Argentina is an important GMO producer but, when incertitude is the key element regarding the application of precaution, crucial discrepancies about the possibility of transforming the principle in to a political tool, rather than in to a legal tool emerge. In the case of the municipal ordinance on compulsory identification of genetically-modified food, the lack of experience about conditions of application of the precautionary principle might have led to justify it on the grounds of European directives.Desde su esbozo en la Declaración de Río de Janeiro en 1992, el principio precautorio ha ido evolucionando en cuanto a su interpretación y aplicación. En la Argentina, ambos han progresada con relación al tema de los Organismos Genéticamente Modificados (OGM y de sus implicaciones para el comercio interno internacional. En cuanta al marco normativo argentino, no existe aún una práctica clara que especifique las condiciones de aplicación del principio y esta carencia abre la discusión sobre su relevancia política. En relación can el comercio exterior la Argentina es un productor importante de productos derivados de los OGM, y, cuando la incertidumbre prima como rasgo del principio, surgen discrepancias relativas a la posibilidad de que la aplicación de la precaución pueda transformarse básicamente en una herramienta política más que en un instrumento de regulación legal. En el estudio

  13. Assessment of humoral immune responses to blood-stage malaria antigens following ChAd63-MVA immunization, controlled human malaria infection and natural exposure.

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    Full Text Available The development of protective vaccines against many difficult infectious pathogens will necessitate the induction of effective antibody responses. Here we assess humoral immune responses against two antigens from the blood-stage merozoite of the Plasmodium falciparum human malaria parasite--MSP1 and AMA1. These antigens were delivered to healthy malaria-naïve adult volunteers in Phase Ia clinical trials using recombinant replication-deficient viral vectors--ChAd63 to prime the immune response and MVA to boost. In subsequent Phase IIa clinical trials, immunized volunteers underwent controlled human malaria infection (CHMI with P. falciparum to assess vaccine efficacy, whereby all but one volunteer developed low-density blood-stage parasitemia. Here we assess serum antibody responses against both the MSP1 and AMA1 antigens following i ChAd63-MVA immunization, ii immunization and CHMI, and iii primary malaria exposure in the context of CHMI in unimmunized control volunteers. Responses were also assessed in a cohort of naturally-immune Kenyan adults to provide comparison with those induced by a lifetime of natural malaria exposure. Serum antibody responses against MSP1 and AMA1 were characterized in terms of i total IgG responses before and after CHMI, ii responses to allelic variants of MSP1 and AMA1, iii functional growth inhibitory activity (GIA, iv IgG avidity, and v isotype responses (IgG1-4, IgA and IgM. These data provide the first in-depth assessment of the quality of adenovirus-MVA vaccine-induced antibody responses in humans, along with assessment of how these responses are modulated by subsequent low-density parasite exposure. Notable differences were observed in qualitative aspects of the human antibody responses against these malaria antigens depending on the means of their induction and/or exposure of the host to the malaria parasite. Given the continued clinical development of viral vectored vaccines for malaria and a range of other

  14. Escore US7 modificado na avaliação de sinovite em pacientes com artrite reumatoide inicial

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar o escore US7 modificado (escore MUS7 SIN na avaliação de pacientes com artrite reumatoide inicial (ARI. Além disso, foram examinados recessos dorsais e palmares dos punhos, bem como pequenas articulações das mãos e dos pés, para o diagnóstico de sinovite, mediante uma avaliação global das articulações. Métodos: A amostra do estudo compreendeu 32 pacientes tratados para artrite, com 13 meses como duração média da doença. Foi utilizado um aparelho de ultrassonografia (US com transdutor de alta frequência. As mãos dos participantes também foram radiografadas e analisadas pelo escore de Larsen. Resultados: Nas 832 articulações examinadas, detectou-se sinovite em 173 (20,79%, tenossinovite em 22 (4,91% e erosões em três (1,56%. A sinovite foi predominantemente detectada no recesso dorsal (73,38% das articulações MCF e IFP, quando comparado com o recesso palmar (26%. A presença de sinovite nas articulações avaliadas teve correlação com os resultados clínicos (HAQ-DI, DAS28, laboratoriais (anti-PCC, FR, PCR e ultrassonográficos (r = 0,37 a r = 0,42; p = 0,04 a p = 0,003. Encontramos correlação do escore MUS7 SIN para US na técnica da escala de cinzas (gray scale ou na técnica de Doppler de amplitude (power Doppler com os valores do instrumento DAS28 (PCR (r = 0,38; p = 0,0332 e com os resultados da PCR (r = 0,39; p = 0,0280, respectivamente. Conclusão: O recesso dorsal, o punho e as pequenas articulações podem ser considerados como locais importantes para a detecção de sinovite pelo escore MUS7 SIN em pacientes com ARI.

  15. Implante de Schocket modificado em glaucomas refratários: resultados a longo prazo Modified Schocket implant for refractory glaucoma: long-term results

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    Full Text Available Objetivo:Analisar os resultados a longo prazo obtidos com o implante de Schocket modificado. Métodos: Os prontuários de 45 pacientes (45 cirurgias submetidas ao implante de Schocket modificado com pelo menos um ano de acompanhamento foram analisados. Estudou-se as taxas de sucesso (sucesso=PoPurpose: To analyze long-term results of modified Schocket implant. Methods: The records of 45 patients (45 surgeries with at least one year follow-up who received a modified Schocket implant were analyzed. Comparisons were made regarding success rates (final IOP< 22 mmHg, survival time, diag- nosis, initial and final IOP, percentual postoperative intraocular pressure (IOP reduction and complications. Results: After a mean follow-up of 31.9 ± 19.9 months 28 cases (62.2% were considered successful. Mean survival time was 38.9 months and success probability around 30 months 0.74. Initial IOP was 37.2 ± 11.3 mmHg and final IOP was 16.3 ± 9.3 mmHg and postoperative IOP reduction was 49.6 ± 32.6%. Survival analysis in the different diagnosis groups (neovascular, congenital, aphakic, postkeratoplasty did not reveal statistical significance. Conclusion: The results suggest that the modified Schocket implant provides satisfactory long-term control of refrac- tory glaucomas.

  16. Determinação de fosfato por eletrodos modificados com quitosana - doi: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v33i3.7235

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    Full Text Available A utilização de biomassas como membranas seletivas à espécies químicas em eletrodos modificados tem avançado muito nos últimos anos, com a quitosana sendo um material barato, versátil e disponível como modificador. Este trabalho descreve a construção de um eletrodo modificado com quitosana como um sensor aos íons fosfato. Foram estudadas diferentes metodologias de preparação desses eletrodos, sendo que o construído com microesferas de quitosana e trocador iônico nitrato foi o mais eficiente, com correlação acima de 0,99 e faixa linear de concentração de fosfato entre 5,1 x 10-5 a 1,3 x 10-3 mol L-1. Não há interferência significativa de íons iodeto e brometo, mas os íons cloreto apresentam pequena interferência.

  17. Jurassic–Paleogene intraoceanic magmatic evolution of the Ankara Mélange, north-central Anatolia, Turkey

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    Full Text Available Oceanic rocks in the Ankara Mélange along the Izmir–Ankara–Erzincan suture zone (IAESZ in north-central Anatolia include locally coherent ophiolite complexes (~ 179 Ma and ~ 80 Ma, seamount or oceanic plateau volcanic units with pelagic and reefal limestones (96.6 ± 1.8 Ma, metamorphic rocks with ages of 256.9 ± 8.0 Ma, 187.4 ± 3.7 Ma, 158.4 ± 4.2 Ma, and 83.5 ± 1.2 Ma indicating northern Tethys during the late Paleozoic through Cretaceous, and subalkaline to alkaline volcanic and plutonic rocks of an island arc origin (~ 67–63 Ma. All but the arc rocks occur in a shale–graywacke and/or serpentinite matrix, and are deformed by south-vergent thrust faults and folds that developed in the middle to late Eocene due to continental collisions in the region. Ophiolitic volcanic rocks have mid-ocean ridge (MORB and island arc tholeiite (IAT affinities showing moderate to significant large ion lithophile elements (LILE enrichment and depletion in Nb, Hf, Ti, Y and Yb, which indicate the influence of subduction-derived fluids in their melt evolution. Seamount/oceanic plateau basalts show ocean island basalt (OIB affinities. The arc-related volcanic rocks, lamprophyric dikes and syenodioritic plutons exhibit high-K shoshonitic to medium- to high-K calc-alkaline compositions with strong enrichment in LILE, rare earth elements (REE and Pb, and initial εNd values between +1.3 and +1.7. Subalkaline arc volcanic units occur in the northern part of the mélange, whereas the younger alkaline volcanic rocks and intrusions (lamprophyre dikes and syenodioritic plutons in the southern part. The late Permian, Early to Late Jurassic, and Late Cretaceous amphibole-epidote schist, epidote-actinolite, epidote-chlorite and epidote-glaucophane schists represent the metamorphic units formed in a subduction channel in the northern Neotethys. The Middle to Upper Triassic neritic limestones spatially associated with the

  18. EFFECTS OF PERSONALITY TRAITS OF SPORTS-HEALTH CENTER EMPLOYEES ON SERVICE ORIENTATION IN PROVINCE OF ANKARA

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    Full Text Available This study was made for the purpose of researching the effects of personality traits of sports-health center personnel on service orientation in province of Ankara. As data collection tool, “Five Factor Personality Inventory” developed by Goldberg in 1990 and a version of “Customer Centricity Scale” developed by Brown et al. (2000, which was localized and tested for validity-reliability by Serçeoğlu (2013, were used. In the mentioned scale, the factor load values representing the structure validity of items constituting the service orientation change between 0,85 and 0,97. Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient calculated for the reliability of the scale was calculated as 0,98 (Serçeoğlu, 2013. Data collected from 201 participants working at 19 businesses were analyzed by processing in SPSS-21 package software. The conclusion of personality traits of personnel working at sports-health centers having a significant effect on the service orientation, also personality traits sub-factors having a significant effect on service orientation was reached. When the effect of personality traits of sports-health business employees’ belonging to sub-factors of five factor personality inventory on service orientation is looked at; the sub-factors of agreeableness, responsibility and being open to new ideas are seen to have significant effect, the sub-factors of extroversion and emotional balance are seen not to have significant effect. The conclusion of significant difference between the personality traits and service orientation of the participants according to their status in the department they are employed was reached. It was identified that there were no significant difference between personality traits and service orientation according to gender, marital status and duration of working in the industry of the employees.

  19. Frequency, risk factors and preventive approach to fall among aged population living in a nursing home in Ankara

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    Full Text Available AIM: Increase in aged population in number brings along the risk of falls and fall-related injuries among elderly. It has been reported that almost 60% of falls occur in nursing homes and majority of admissions to emergency departments due to falls consist of elderly. The purpose of this study conducted in a nursing home in Ankara was to determine the frequency of falls and risk factors, and to clear out the opinions and views of the participants on planning and promoting interventions for prevention. METHOD: This cross-sectional study was carried out among 60 years of age and older residents who lived in a nursing home. Data of the study was collected via face to face interviewing technique. The questionnaire consisted of four sections including socio-demographic characteristics, health status of the participants, healthy/risky behavior and fall related characteristics. RESULTS: Mean age of the 75 female and 59 male participants involved in the study was 73.99+/-7.18. Females were found to fall more in frequency than males (p>0.05. It was found that nearly half of the males (47.5% and more than half of the females (56.0% fell at least once within the previous year. Number of falls were higher among 75 years of age and older participants compared to the other age groups (p=0.003. Compared to the participants with fall background, aged people without fall background gave more correct answers in number to the questions which were asked to assess the knowledge on falls. Six out of 20 answers were statistically significantly correct (p <0.05. CONCLUSION: Individual and environmental interventions to be continued both inside and outside the institutions in order to prevent falls. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2015; 14(1.000: 23-32

  20. ANKARA’DA ERKEN BİZANS DÖNEMİ MEZAR ALANI KAZISI / EARLY BYZANTINE CEMETERY EXCAVATION IN ANKARA

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    Full Text Available Roma Dönemi’nde Galatia Eyaleti’nin başkentliğini yapan Ankyra kentinin anıtsal yapıları ve diğer çarpıcı kalıntıları ile olası nekropol alanları genellikle Ankara’nın Erken Cumhuriyet Dönemi imar faaliyetleri sırasında gerçekleşen hafriyat çalışmaları ile açığa çıkarılmıştır. Ankara Celal Bayar Bulvarı üzerindeki Gazi Üniversitesi Sıhhiye Kampüsünde inşa edilen Mühendislik ve Mimarlık Fakültesindeki yapılaşma faaliyetleri sırasında ortaya çıkarılan Maltepe Erken Bizans Dönemi Mezar Alanı olasılıkla Ankyra kentinin daha önce bir bölümü tespit edilen güney nekropolü’nün devamı niteliğindedir. Gerçekleştirilen kurtarma kazısı sonucunda bu alanda tahrip edilmiş olası bir kilisenin küçük bir kısmı ve kilise cemaatine ait olması muhtemel beşik tonozlu bir mezar yapısı ortaya çıkarılmıştır.

  1. Publicidade: o corpo modificado

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, resultado parcial de uma pesquisa a respeito do imaginário do corpo na publicidade brasileira, analisamos alguns aspectos da representação de corpo em anúncios de clínicas de estética e de cirurgia plástica e também em depoimentos veiculados em revistas do mercado editorial brasileiro em janeiro e fevereiro de 2004. Nos referidos anúncios, identificamos uma desqualificação do corpo "natural" e uma necessidade de modificá-lo por meio de cirurgias. Também identificamos que a publicidade, associando os discursos médico e tecnológico, propõe um novo paradigma de corpo. Palavras-chaves: corpo, cirurgia, publicidade. ABSTRACT In this article, as apartial result of a research on the imaginary body in the Brazilian advertisement, we analyzed some aspects of body representation in advertising for a esthetic and lastic surgery clinics and also in narratives published in some magazines from the Brazilian editorial market during January and February of 2004. In the referred group of advertising, we identified the existence of a negative qualification of "natural" body and a necessity of modijying it through surgery. We also identified that the advertisement, associating the medical and technological discourses, proposes a new body paradigm. Keywords: body, cirurgic intervention, advertising.

  2. Precaución, riesgo y sostenibilidad en los organismos agrícolas modificados genéticamente Precaución, riesgo y sostenibilidad en los organismos agrícolas modificados genéticamente

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    J. David Tábara

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El cultivo y la comercialización de Organismos Agrícolas Modificados Genéticamente (0MG es origen de multitud de importantes polémicas sociales, económicos y ecológicas, en cuya resolución a menudo se reclama la incorporación del principio y de prácticas de precaución. Este artículo introduce y analiza algunas de estas discusiones a partir de la perspectiva aportada por el proyecto europeo Precautionary Expertise for GM Crops (PEG sobre la aplicación de la precaución en el desarrollo y la comercialización de OMG agrícolas. A partir del material recogido en el caso español, los autores argumentan que gran parte de los desacuerdos que surgen de en la interpretación y aplicación de la precaución con relación a los OMG derivan de la adopción de una perspectiva más o menos reduccionista, o más o menos sistémica, tanto en la evaluación y regulación de los riesgos como en la bondad, los costes o los beneficios de su utilización. Por ello es posible detectar analíticamente, paro el caso español, una clara oposición entre aquellas interpretaciones de la precaución caso por caso, de aquellas que sostienen la necesidad de aplicar prácticas de evaluación y de gestión basadas en una precaución sistémica, más cercano a los principios y los postulados políticos de la sostenibilidad.The debate over GMO crops and their commercialisation becomes the source of a large number of conflicts with important social, economic and ecologic consequences the resolution of which often calls for the application of a precautionary approach and of the precautionary principle. This article introduces and analyses such discussions, and does so within the framework provided by the EU project Precautionary Expertise for GM (PEG. Based on first material gathered for the Spanish case study, the authors argue that a large majority of the disagreements around practical application of precaution over agricultural GMO in Spain come from a conception

  3. GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD CROPS AND PUBLIC HEALTH Cultivos alimenticios genéticamente modificados y salud pública

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    salud pública y las economías tradicionales. A pesar de los avances en la agricultura de los cultivos alimenticios, la situación actual a nivel mundial está caracterizada por una hambruna masiva y por una desnutrición crónica, lo cual constituye un importante problema de salud pública. Los cultivos GM biofortificados se han considerado como una estrategia importante y complementaria para suministrar alimentos básicos naturalmente fortificados a las poblaciones con desnutrición. Las recomendaciones de los expertos y las preocupaciones públicas han conducido al diseño de estrategias para la evaluación de los riesgos potenciales de la producción y el consumo de los cultivos GM. El objetivo de la presente revisión crítica es la exposición de algunos puntos de vista en conflicto sobre los riesgos potenciales de los cultivos GM para la salud pública. Se concluye que los cultivos alimenticios GM no son más riesgosos que aquellos modificados genéticamente con los métodos convencionales, y que estos cultivos GM podrían contribuir a la reducción de la población con desnutrición en el mundo, pero se necesita que esto sea complementado con acciones políticas efectivas dirigidas a incrementar los ingresos de la población que vive por debajo de la línea de pobreza.

  4. Meio modificado de cultura para caracterização de Salmonella lactose positiva A modified culture medium for the characterization of positive lactose strains of Salmonella

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    Full Text Available Foi desenvolvido um meio modificado de cultura para isolamento e caracterização de enterobactérias, visando especialmente salmonelas fermentadoras da lactose. No chamado "Meio modificado" as colônias das duas estirpes de Salmonella (lactose positivas e lactose negativas apresentam a morfologia idêntica, o que não ocorre quando são empregados os meios rotineiros à base de lactose, para isolamento de enterobactérias. Esse meio é uma modificação do meio de Hektoen Enteric Agar, do qual retirou-se lactose e adicionou-se xilose e L-lisina. Foi verificado que há possibilidade de diferenciar-se os diversos grupos de enterobactérias, empregando um meio de cultura sem lactose e usando como sistema diferenciador xilose e L-lisina. O meio modificado foi também avaliado quantitativamente comparando o seu poder enriquecedor ou inibitório, ao dos meios de Hektoen Enteric Agar, Brilliant Green Agar e SS Agar para diferentes grupos de enterobactérias.A modified culture medium was developed for the purpose of isolating and characterizing the enterobacterias, giving special attention to the Salmonella strains that ferment lactose. In this "Modified Medium" the colonies of the two strains of Salmonella show a morphological similarity. This does not occur with other culture media of enterobacteria, in which the basic carbohydrate is lactose. The Modified Medium is a modification of the Enteric Agar in which the lactose was substituted by xilose and L-lisine. It was verified that there is a possibility of differentiating between the different groups of enterobacteria by using a culture medium with no lactose and using xilose L-lisina as a differentiating system. The Modified Medium was also evaluated quantitatively comparing its enriching or inhibiting power with the Hektoen Enteric Agar, Brilliant Green Agar and the SS Agar media in relation to the different groups of enterobacteria.

  5. Síntesis de zeolita lta: optimización de las condiciones de síntesis, usando el método simplex secuencial modificado

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    García Soto, Andrés Ricardo; Rodríguez Niño, Gerardo; Trujillo, Carlos Alexander

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    Este artículo presenta un estudio del efecto simultáneo de las variables de síntesis más significativas en la obtención de Zeolita LTA. Se aplicó el método simplex modificado para determinar las condiciones óptimas de síntesis, definiendo como función y objetivo la cristalinidad relativa de la zeolita obtenida y evaluada mediante la difracción de rayos X. Se requirieron 24 ensayos para que el método convergiera de manera óptima, logrando así, una cristalinidad de 95,4 %, obtenida para las rel...

  6. Ansiedade nas avaliações escolares: uma abordagem psicoterapêutica sob estados modificados de consciência num grupo de alunos universitários

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    Freitas, Maria do Carmo Nunes de Aragão

    2009-01-01

    Fez-se um estudo sobre stress e ansiedade com alunos do ensino superior. O objectivo foi diminuir estes factores através da técnica Terapia por Reestruturação Vivencial e Cognitiva (TRVC) que consiste na indução do Estado Modificado de Consciência (EMC) através das técnicas de relaxamento e hipnose. O EMC facilita o acesso às memórias inconscientes. Procurou-se fazer a ligação do stress e ansiedade com os eventos traumáticos que estão na sua origem. A intervenção foi compost...

  7. Co-administration of Interleukin-2 Enhances Cellular and Humoral Immune Responses to HIV Vaccine DNA Prime/MVA Boost Regime

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    JIANG Chun-lai; YU Xiang-hui; WU Yong-ge; LI Wei; KONG Wei

    2005-01-01

    Interleukine-2(IL-2) is a growth factor for antigen-stimulated T lymphocytes and is responsible for T-cell clonal expansion after antigen recognition. It has been demonstrated that DNA vaccine-elicited immune responses in mice could be augmented substantially by using either an IL-2 protein or a plasmid expressing IL-2. Twenty mice, divided into four experimental groups, were immunized with: (1) sham plasmid; (2) HIV-1 DNA vaccine alone; (3) HIV-1 DNA vaccine and IL-2 protein; or (4) HIV-1 DNA vaccine and IL-2 plasmid, separately. All the groups were immunized 3 times at a 2-week interval. Fourteen days after the last DNA vaccine injection, recombinant MVA was injected into all the mice except those in group 1. ELISA and ELISPOT were employed to investigate the effect of IL-2 on DNA vaccine immune responses. The obtained results strongly indicate that the efficacy of HIV vaccine can be enhanced by co-administration of a plasmid encoding IL-2.

  8. Examination of influenza specific T cell responses after influenza virus challenge in individuals vaccinated with MVA-NP+M1 vaccine.

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    Full Text Available Current influenza vaccines stimulate neutralising antibody to the haemagglutinin antigen but as there is antigenic drift in HA it is difficult to prepare a vaccine in advance against an emergent strain. A potential strategy is to induce CD8(+ and CD4(+ T cells that recognize epitopes within internal proteins that are less subject to antigenic drift. Augmenting humoral responses to HA with T cell responses to more conserved antigens may result in a more broadly protective vaccine. In this study, we evaluate the quality of influenza specific T cell responses in a clinical trial using MVA-NP+M1 vaccination followed by influenza virus challenge. In vaccinated volunteers, the expression of Granzyme A, Perforin and CD57 on influenza HLA A*02 M158-66 antigen specific cells was higher than non-vaccinated volunteers before and after challenge despite a similar frequency of antigen specific cells. BCL2 expression was lower in vaccinated volunteers. These data indicate that antigen specific T cells are a useful additional measure for use in human vaccination or immunization studies.

  9. Development of cooling system for 66/6.9kV-20MVA REBCO superconducting transformers with Ne turbo-Brayton refrigerator and subcooled liquid nitrogen

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    Iwakuma, M.; Adachi, K.; Yun, K.; Yoshida, K.; Sato, S.; Suzuki, Y.; Umeno, T.; Konno, M.; Hayashi, H.; Eguchi, T.; Izumi, T.; Shiohara, Y.

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    We developed a turbo-Brayton refrigerator with Ne gas as a working fluid for a 3 ϕ- 66/6.9kV-2MVA superconducting transformer with coated conductors which was bath-cooled with subcooled LN2. The two-stage compressor and expansion turbine had non-contact magnetic bearings for a long maintenance interval. In the future, we intend to directly install a heat exchanger into the Glass-Fiber-Reinforced-Plastics cryostat of a transformer and make a heat exchange between the working fluid gas and subcooled LN2. In this paper we investigate the behaviour of subcooled LN2 in a test cryostat, in which heater coils were arranged side by side with a flat plate finned-tube heat exchanger. Here a He turbo-Brayton refrigerator was used as a substitute for a Ne turbo-Brayton one. The pressure at the surface of LN2 in the cryostat was one atmosphere. Just under the LN2 surface, a stationary layer of LN2 was created over the depth of 20 cm and temperature dropped from 77 K to 65 K with depth while, in the lower level than that, a natural convection flow of LN2 was formed and temperature was almost uniform over 1 m depth. The boundary plane between the stationary layer and the natural convection region was visible.

  10. O risco nas fronteiras entre política, economia e ciência : a controvérsia acerca da política sanitária para alimentos geneticamente modificados

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    Motta, Renata Campos

    2008-01-01

    O tema desta pesquisa são as relações de luta entre política, economia e ciência para a definição da política sanitária referente aos riscos dos alimentos geneticamente modificados. Parte-se da discussão teórica encontrada na sociologia do risco e na sociologia da ciência, para definir o risco como problema de fronteiras entre os campos político, científico e econômico, bem como fonte de disputas entre países. Esta problemática é ilustrada no caso dos alimentos geneticamente modificados. Como...

  11. Ankara’daki Halk Kütüphanelerinde Halkla İlişkiler =Public Relations of Public Libraries in Ankara

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    Karadeniz, Şenol

    Full Text Available Bu çalışmada Ankara'daki halk kütüphanelerinin, kullanıcılarını sunulan hizmetler hakkında neden yeterince bilgilendiremedikleri ve kendilerini kullanıcılarına neden yeterince tanıtamadıkları konusu irdelenmiştir. Araştırmanın amacı, halk kütüphanelerinde uygulanabilecek halkla ilişkiler yöntemlerinin neler olduğunu, halk kütüphanelerinin planlı halkla ilişkiler faaliyetlerinde bulunmamalarının nedenlerini ve bu nedenlerin boyutunu, özelliklerini ortaya koymaktır. Araştırmanın evrenini Ankara Büyükşehir Belediyesi sınırları içinde hizmet veren Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı'na bağlı halk ve çocuk kütüphaneleri oluşturmaktadır. Önceden yapılandırılmış görüşme kapsamında halk kütüphanesi yöneticileriyle görüşülmüş, ayrıca araştırma kapsamındaki kütüphanelerde gözlem tekniği uygulanmıştır. Araştırmadan elde edilen bulgular ışığında, halk kütüphanelerinin sistematik halkla ilişkiler programları uygulamamaları nedeniyle, kütüphaneyi tanıtmada ve sunulan hizmetlere ilişkin kullanıcılarda olumlu görüş oluşturmada yetersiz kaldıkları anlaşılmıştır In this study the answers to the question "why the public libraries in Ankara could not inform their users about services off ered properly, and could not introduce themselves to users suffi ciently ?" were explicated. The goal of the study is to fi nd out which public relations methods can be used in libraries, and why libraries could not conduct planned public relations activities. The research universe consists of public libraries being administratively connected to Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which lie within the borders of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality. For the collection of data, pre-confi gured talks were applied to the managers who were working for the public libraries, and moreover the fulfi llment of library activities were observed. The fi ndings of the study indicate that, since

  12. Comparison of Corporate Image a nd Patient Loyalty Perceptions of Outpatients and Inpatients: Example of a Training and Research Hospital in Ankara

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    Ömer Rıfkı Önder

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to determine the level of corporate image and patient loyalty of outpatients and inpatients who get services from a hospital and to evaluate the relationship between corporate images’ factors and patient loyalty. Totally 600 patients from a training and research hospitals in Ankara, formed the study sample. As a result, outpatients’ loyalty and image perceptions found medium level; while inpatients’ level found high. In addition, the effect of corporate image factors on patient loyalty was determined that there is a statistically significant , strong and positive correlation and 83% of patient loyalty is explained by corporate image factors. Based on the research findings, making improvements especially in quality and also physical, communication, social responsibility factors can obtain loyal patients. It is suggested to adopt different strategies to outpatients and inpatients while implementing these improvements.

  13. Further characterization of a new recombinant group of Plum pox virus isolates, PPV-T, found in orchards in the Ankara province of Turkey.

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    Serçe, Ciğdem Ulubaş; Candresse, Thierry; Svanella-Dumas, Laurence; Krizbai, Laszlo; Gazel, Mona; Cağlayan, Kadriye

    2009-06-01

    Sixteen Plum pox virus (PPV) isolates collected in the Ankara region of Turkey were analyzed using available serological and molecular typing assays. Surprisingly, despite the fact that all isolates except one, which was a mix infection, were typed as belonging to the PPV-M strain in four independent molecular assays, nine of them (60%) reacted with both PPV-M specific and PPV-D specific monoclonal antibodies. Partial 5' and 3' genomic sequence analysis on four isolates demonstrated that irrespective of their reactivity towards the PPV-D specific monoclonal antibody, they were all closely related to a recombinant PPV isolate from Turkey, Ab-Tk. All three isolates for which the relevant genomic sequence was obtained showed the same recombination event as Ab-Tk in the HC-Pro gene, around position 1566 of the genome. Complete genomic sequencing of Ab-Tk did not provide evidence for additional recombination events in its evolutionary history. Taken together, these results indicate that a group of closely related PPV isolates characterized by a unique recombination in the HC-Pro gene is prevalent under field conditions in the Ankara region of Turkey. Similar to the situation with the PPV-Rec strain, we propose that these isolates represent a novel strain of PPV, for which the name PPV-T (Turkey) is proposed. Given that PPV-T isolates cannot be identified by currently available typing techniques, it is possible that their presence has been overlooked in other situations. Further efforts should allow a precise description of their prevalence and of their geographical distribution in Turkey and, possibly, in other countries.

  14. Changing Perspectives on the Planning of Ankara (1924-2007 and Lessons for a New Master-Planning Approach to Developing Cities

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    Olgu Çalişkan

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    Full Text Available As one of the newly planned capitals in the 20th century – like Islamabad, Canberra and Brazil –, Ankara represents an original case in planning history: from shaping a new town under the influence of early European urbanism to the control of a dynamic metropolitan form by structural planning approaches. Forming its urban core according to the initial planning perspectives between the beginning of 1930s and the mid-1970s, the city has entered a rapid phase of space production in its extensions for about the last thirty years.In the current period of development, highly fragmented urban peripheral formation has being occurred in Ankara. Since the existing trend on the dispersion of urban form lacking spatial coherence at different scale-levels causes the dominance of the private domain and a loss of urbanity, this trend might at first glance be considered as a break with the European tradition and the emergence of Anglo-Americanization in Turkish planning system in terms of looser development control approach on urban form.Before, coming to such a critical end-point, the paper prefers a closer look into the changing dynamics of master plans of the city. It is aimed to reveal the developmental logic of the city by means of master plan analysis. The comprehensive outlook – called plan matrix – is integrated into each master plan schema by correlating the basic components like main policy directions, depth of control, settlement typology, and city structure and form. Such a framework has a potential to be utilized for any kind of plan analysis at metropolitan scale for different cases. At the end of the analysis, the paper tends to address an alternative master planning approach for the similar types of developing cities striving for keeping its urban character within a fragmented urban body.

  15. İLKOKUL ÖĞRENCİLERİNİN OYUN TEKNİĞİ İLE OKUMA ALIŞKANLIĞI KAZANMASINA YÖNELİK ÖĞRETMEN GÖRÜŞLERİ: ANKARA BEYTEPE İLKOKULU ÖRNEĞİ

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    Teacher Opinions Regarding Primary School Students to Gain Reading Habits by Means of Play Technique: Ankara Beytepe Primary School Sample The study, which has the purpose of putting forward teacher opinions concerning to make students gain reading habit by plays, is carried out over Ankara Beytepe Primary School sample. Data of the study is obtained from 10 teachers working in Beytepe Primary School on the 2012-2013 school year, by using the interview technique focusing on the semi configure...

  16. Comparação do teste modificado de fixação preferencial com o convencional em pacientes com estrabismo

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    Edson Procianoy

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar a acurácia do teste de fixação preferencial quando o paciente olha e toca o objeto alvo ao invés de apenas olhá-lo, como convencionalmente descrito. MÉTODOS: Estudo piloto transversal e prospectivo, incluindo 40 pacientes estrábicos, com desvios maiores que 10 dioptrias prismáticas entre 7 e 30 anos. RESULTADOS: O teste modificado mostrou sensibilidade de 93% (IC 95%=68,53 -98,73% e especificidade de 77% (IC 95%=57,95 - 88,97%. O teste convencional apresentou sensibilidade de 93% (IC 95%=68,53 - 98,73% e especificidade 46% (IC 95%= 28,76 - 64,54%. CONCLUSÕES: Estes resultados sugerem que a modificação no teste de fixação preferencial, solicitando que o paciente toque o objeto alvo, possa reduzir os resultados falsos positivos do teste.

  17. ORGANISMOS GENETICAMENTE MODIFICADOS: um estudo sob a ótica do Direito à informação do Consumidor 1

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    Ana Paula Rodrigues Lorenzini

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo busca observar a problemática do consumo de organismos geneticamente modificados no contexto da atual incerteza científica que permeia as relações humanas – a sociedade de risco. Diante disso, a abordagem do tema é realizada com base no Princípio da Precaução – oriundo do direito ambiental – e o Princípio da Vulnerabilidade – que advêm da legislação consumerista – visto que, em conjunto, os mesmos  ponderam o desconhecimento científico envolvido na questão, conferindo supremacia ao direito de informação do consumidor. Nesse contexto, constata-se que para a real liberdadede escolha do consumidor, não basta o rótulo mencionar que há OGM’s na composição do produto.Assim, finaliza-se defendendo o amplo direito de informação do consumidor através da adoção de rótulos que alertem para a incerteza científica acerca dos possíveis efeitos do uso de produtos que contêm OGM’s.

  18. A falta de informação sobre os Organismos Geneticamente Modificados no Brasil The lack of information on Genetically Modified Organisms in Brazil

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    Isabelle Geoffroy Ribeiro

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo apresenta uma revisão sobre a rotulagem de produtos que apresentem em sua composição Organismos Geneticamente Modificados (OGM, também denominados de transgênicos. São abordadas as convenções, as leis e as normas referentes a esses produtos dispostos no mercado, a adequação dos mesmos às normas vigentes e sua aceitação pela sociedade. Dispõe também sobre a importância do princípio da precaução na avaliação da aplicação de novas tecnologias ou de tecnologias das quais não se conhece ou existam conhecimentos científicos relevantes quanto aos seus potenciais riscos ao meio ambiente, à saúde humana e à sociedade.This article presents a review about the labeling of products that have Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO, also called transgenic elements in their composition. It addresses the conventions, laws and regulations relating to such products currently governing the market, the adequacy of these existing standards and their acceptance by society. It also examines the importance of the cautionary principle when assessing the application of new technologies or technologies where little is known or where there is no relevant scientific knowledge about the potential risks to the environment, human health and society.

  19. Priming with a simplified intradermal HIV-1 DNA vaccine regimen followed by boosting with recombinant HIV-1 MVA vaccine is safe and immunogenic: a phase IIa randomized clinical trial.

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    Patricia J Munseri

    Full Text Available Intradermal priming with HIV-1 DNA plasmids followed by HIV-1MVA boosting induces strong and broad cellular and humoral immune responses. In our previous HIVIS-03 trial, we used 5 injections with 2 pools of HIV-DNA at separate sites for each priming immunization. The present study explores whether HIV-DNA priming can be simplified by reducing the number of DNA injections and administration of combined versus separated plasmid pools.In this phase IIa, randomized trial, priming was performed using 5 injections of HIV-DNA, 1000 μg total dose, (3 Env and 2 Gag encoding plasmids compared to two "simplified" regimens of 2 injections of HIV-DNA, 600 μg total dose, of Env- and Gag-encoding plasmid pools with each pool either administered separately or combined. HIV-DNA immunizations were given intradermally at weeks 0, 4, and 12. Boosting was performed intramuscularly with 108 pfu HIV-MVA at weeks 30 and 46.129 healthy Tanzanian participants were enrolled. There were no differences in adverse events between the groups. The proportion of IFN-γ ELISpot responders to Gag and/or Env peptides after the second HIV-MVA boost did not differ significantly between the groups primed with 2 injections of combined HIV-DNA pools, 2 injections with separated pools, and 5 injections with separated pools (90%, 97% and 97%. There were no significant differences in the magnitude of Gag and/or Env IFN-γ ELISpot responses, in CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses measured as IFN-γ/IL-2 production by intracellular cytokine staining (ICS or in response rates and median titers for binding antibodies to Env gp160 between study groups.A simplified intradermal vaccination regimen with 2 injections of a total of 600 μg with combined HIV-DNA plasmids primed cellular responses as efficiently as the standard regimen of 5 injections of a total of 1000 μg with separated plasmid pools after boosting twice with HIV-MVA.World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry

  20. Dirección del Proyecto: Ampliación de la Sub Estación Sullana con un Transformador 58/22.9/10KV - 30/17/23 MVA ONAN, Distrito y Provincia de Sullana

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    López Pastor, Carlos Antonio; Taboada García, Manuel Benjamín; Tueros Devotto, Jean Paul

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    El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo demostrar si los estándares de buenas prácticas del PMI pueden ayudar a la empresa Construcciones Electromecánicas DELCROSA S.A. en controlar las fases del proyecto “Ampliación de la Subestación Sullana con un Transformador 58/22.9/10KV - 30/17/23MVA ONAN, distrito y provincia de Sullana, departamento de Piura”. Esto resulta interesante dado que en la actualidad DELCROSA S.A. no cuenta con una metodología en la dirección de proyectos, los cuales los ...

  1. Ankara’da ebeveynlerin rotavirüs hakkında bilgi düzeyleri ve çocukların rotavirüs aşılanma oranları

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    The aim of the study was to determine the information level of parents about rotavirus gastroenteritis, rotavirus vaccine, and the incidence of rotavirus vaccination in Ankara. 500 patients with the age of more than 4 months who admitted to our outpatient clinic in 2010 and 2011 were included in this study. We asked parents whether they have any information about rotavirus gastroenteritis and rotavirus vaccine, and their children had the first dose of rotavirus vaccination or not. When the pa...

  2. The Profitability of Animal Husbandry Activities on Farms in Dry Farming Areas and the Interaction between Crop Production and Animal Husbandry: The Case of Ankara Province in Turkey

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    Harun Tanrıvermis

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the linkages between livestock and crop farming activities and provides a comparative analysis of the profitability of different livestock activities in the highlands of Ankara. The data was collected from 52 sample farms in the Nallıhan, Aya¸s, Güdül and Beypazarı districts of Ankara by way of a questionnaire, where the farms have, on average, 20.7 ha of land and are thus regarded as small family farms. Insufficient irrigated land and working capital, weak market relations and the pressure of high population brings about a requirement to strengthen crop-livestock interaction. Production on the farms is generally carried out in extensive conditions, with goat, sheep and cattle husbandry in addition to crop production. Crop production makes up for 20.8% of the total gross production value on the farms. Of this figure, the entire yields of wheat, barley, pulses, straw and fodder crops are used for own consumption by the households, along with 74% of the wheat and 77% of the barley produced. The research results indicate that the current management systems may be defined as mixed farms in terms of crop–livestock linkages. The average total income of the households surveyed is 9,412.0 USD, of which 63.4% comes from farming activities. Every 1 USD invested in animal husbandry provides an income of 1.12 USD from dairy cattle breeding, 1.13 USD from Angora goat breeding, 1.16 USD from sheep breeding and 1.27 USD from ordinary goat breeding. It has been found that ordinary goat breeding, which provides the greatest relative profitability for the farms, offers many advantages, and that the transition from Angora goat breeding to ordinary goat breeding through the breeding of ordinary male goats into the Angora herd has occurred in recent years. The results of the survey indicate that supporting crop production with animal husbandry is considered a requirement in order to maintain economic and social sustainability in the farms

  3. CONSUMIR O NO ALIMENTOS MODIFICADOS GENÉTICAMENTE?, UNA CONTROVERSIDA SOCIENTIFÍCA PARA CONTRIBUIR A LA FORMACIÓN SCOIOPOLÍTICA EN LA CLASE DE CIENCIAS

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    Daniel Cano

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación tiene como propósito, contribuir a la formación sociopolítica de los estudiantes a partir de una propuesta pedagógica, en  la cual se incentivan discusiones y debates sobre la producción y el consumo de alimentos modificados genéticamente. Dicho estudio atiende al llamado de Derek Hodson (En sus textos (2003, 2004 y 2010  en el cual se atiende el hecho de ir más allá del enfoque Ciencia Tecnología Sociedad, para formar científica y críticamente a la ciudadanía, a partir de un currículo que tenga en cuenta siete áreas de preocupación, en este caso con la controversia sociocientíficaque se abordo, toma en cuenta dos áreas que son: - salud humana; alimentación y agricultura-. El estudio se realizó con un grupo de estudiantes del grado octavo de la Institución Educativa Comercial Antonio Roldan Betancur, del municipio de Bello,  Antioquia; esta propuesta de formación busca alejarse de la enseñanza tradicional de la ciencia para promover la formación de ciudadanos críticos e informados. La metodología de investigación acoge el paradigma cualitativo cuyo método elegido es el estudio de caso instrumental (Stake, 1998.   Para analizar la información registrada durante las actividades se retomó la estrategia análisis de contenido (Piñuel, 2002, se eligieron los enunciados construidos por los estudiantes como unidad de análisis y se extrajo de las actividades donde surgen dichas aseveraciones la unidad de contexto. Se plantearon tres categorías de análisis con sus respectivas subcategorías que fueron diseñadas a la luz de los referentes teóricos y con base en los objetivos de investigación propuestos, dichas categorías se relacionan con el uso de conceptos científicos, reflexiones sobre la naturaleza de la ciencia y llamados a la acción sociopolíticas en posturas y puntos de vista de las estudiantes. Gracias a estos enunciados se permitirá construir conclusiones de como una propuesta

  4. Modified crop model estimation of depleted and potential soybean yield=Modelo modificado de estimação da produtividade deplecionada e potencial da soja

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    Paulo Augusto Manfron

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Despite the great importance of soybeans in Brazil, there have been few applications of soybean crop modeling on Brazilian conditions. Thus, the objective of this study was to use modified crop models to estimate the depleted and potential soybean crop yield in Brazil. The climatic variable data used in the modified simulation of the soybean crop models were temperature, insolation and rainfall. The data set was taken from 33 counties (28 Sao Paulo state counties, and 5 counties from other states that neighbor São Paulo. Among the models, modifications in the estimation of the leaf area of the soybean crop, which includes corrections for the temperature, shading, senescence, CO2, and biomass partition were proposed; also, the methods of input for the model’s simulation of the climatic variables were reconsidered. The depleted yields were estimated through a water balance, from which the depletion coefficient was estimated. It can be concluded that the adaptation soybean growth crop model might be used to predict the results of the depleted and potential yield of soybeans, and it can also be used to indicate better locations and periods of tillage.Aplicações de modelos de previsão de produtividade na cultura da soja são muito raros. Assim, o objetivo desta pesquisa foi realizar a estimação da produtividade deplecionada e potencial da cultura de soja, usando modelos de previsão modificados. Os dados climáticos utilizados nos modelos de simulação foram a temperatura, precipitação e insolação. Os dados foram proveniente de 33 municípios (28 do estado de São Paulo, e cinco municípios de estados vizinhos. Dentre os modelos propostos modificados está a estimação da área foliar da soja, com correções para temperatura, sombreamento, senescência, CO2, partição de biomassa, bem como os métodos de simulação das variávies climáticas do “input” para o modelo. As produções deplecionadas foram estimadas através do balan

  5. Evaluación analítica para la determinación de sulfatos en aguas por método turbidimétrico modificado

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    Carlos A. Severiche

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La meta de un análisis químico de aguas es generar resultados correctos y confiables, siendo la validación de ensayos uno de los aspectos más importantes para conseguir este propósito; además constituye un factor clave para la prestación de servicios analíticos. La determinación de ion sulfato en aguas es una de las metodologías analíticas más discutidas que se conoce en el ámbito científico técnico del análisis de aguas, principalmente, por las desventajas que presentan los métodos aceptados internacionalmente (gravimétrico, turbidimétrico y cromatográfico. En el presente estudio se hizo la evaluación del método analítico turbidimétrico, para la determinación de sulfatos en aguas; el objetivo de este trabajo fue incluir una modificación al método estandarizado y confirmar correctamente la aplicación del método modificado para el análisis de aguas. Se trabajaron muestras de diferentes tipos de agua: potable, residual, superficial, de pozo y de piscina, siguiéndose estrictamente los protocolos de validación. Se encontraron resultados satisfactorios en precisión y exactitud con el fin de emitir resultados confiables y reales de la muestra analizada.

  6. Pesquisa de oocistos de Cryptosporidium sp em fezes: comparação entre os métodos de Kinyoun modificado e de heine

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    Vicente Amato Neto

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Para diagnosticar a infecção intestinal pelo Cryptosporidium sp, hoje bastante em foco pela não incomum participação no contexto da síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida (AIDS, várias técnicas têm sido indicadas. Com o intuito de esclarecer vantagens e desvantagens, envolvendo quantificação, morfologia, durabilidade do esfregaço e tempo de preparação, comparamos os resultados obtidos mediante emprego de dois desses processos, ou seja, de Kinyoun modificado e de Heine, aplicados em amostras fecais de pacientes com AIDS. A sensibilidade foi bastante semelhante e a escolha deve depender da valorização das virtudes de cada uma das técnicas, que são: quanto â de Kinyoun modificada, a durabilidade dos esfregaços e, a propósito da de Heine, a rapidez com que se dã o preparo, aliada â superioiidade quando o parâmetro é a quantidade de oocistos encontrados, mais freqüentemente verificada.The diagnosis of intestinal infection by Cryptosporidium sp is crucial today; with the progression of the AIDS epidemic, many cases of cryptosporidiosis have appeared in this setting and in other immunodeficiency diseases. We compared the advantages and disadvantages of Heine's method and modified Kinyoun's method in the following parameters: morphology of the parasite, quantitation of cysts, stability of the staining characteristics timewise on the slides and time spend at staining. All positive fecal smears were obtained from patients with AIDS. The sensitivity of these two techniques was the same. The choice should be made by the best aspects of each method. Heine's was better for quantitation of the cysts and was faster. Kinyoun's was better for conserving the stained smear.

  7. Analysis of travel motivations of tourists in terms of their demographical characteristics: The case of AnkaraYabancı turistlerin seyahat motivasyonlarının demografik özellikleri açısından analizi: Ankara örneği

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The fact that tourists have different desires and expectations and those’ve always changed as well, the studies that focus on understanding the components motivate tourists to buy, have been important more and more. This study aims to reveal travel motivation of foreign tourists who visited Ankara city and to determine if tourists’ motivations vary according to demographical characteristics (gender, marial status, income, education, employment, age, nationality. As an implementation area for this study; Ankara is chosen and 390 foreign tourists visiting Ankara are applied. As data collection instrument, survey forms are used within the scope of this study and in analysis of collected data, t test and Anova are used.  As a result of the analyses done; it is determined that their common motivations show a significant difference according to their gender and nationality, but doesn’t show a significant difference according to their marial status, income, education, employment, age. When it is analyzed in terms of dimensions;  it is determined that the motivations of “knowledge” and “relaxation” show a significant difference according to their gender and nationality;  the motivation of “entertainment” shows a significant difference according to their gender, marial status, income, employment, and finally the motivation of “prestige” shows only a significant difference according to their nationality.   Özet Turistlerin farklı istek ve beklentilere sahip olmaları ve bu isteklerin sürekli değişmesi nedeniyle turistleri satın almaya motive eden unsurları anlamaya yönelik çalışmalar önem kazanmıştır. Bu araştırmanın amacı, yabancı turistlerin seyahat motivasyonlarının belirlenmesi ve seyahat motivasyonlarının demografik özelliklere (cinsiyet, medeni durum, gelir, eğitim, çalışma durumu, yaş ve milliyet göre farklılık gösterip göstermediğinin ortaya konmasıdır. Bu amaç do

  8. Características físico-químicas e utilização em alimentos de amidos modificados por tratamento oxidativo Obtention, physicochemical characterization and applications in foods of starches modified by oxidative treatment

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    Marianne Ayumi Shirai

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A utilização de amidos modificados em alimentos tem sido uma alternativa para melhorar as características que os amidos nativos não podem conferir. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram: avaliar características físico-químicas de amidos modificados com peróxido de hidrogênio, utilizar os amidos obtidos para a elaboração de doce de leite e bala de goma americana e verificar a aceitação sensorial destes produtos. Para obtenção das amostras modificadas, os amidos foram suspensos em solução de Fe2SO4.7H2O 0,01% e, em seguida, adicionou-se peróxido de hidrogênio 1,25%, ajustou-se o pH para 3,0, deixou-se reagir a 45 °C/15 minutos, lavou-se e secou-se a amostra em estufa de ventilação forçada a 45 °C/24 horas. Os amidos modificados apresentaram maior expansão, conteúdo de carboxilas, poder redutor e susceptibilidade à sinérese. Em relação à viscosidade aparente, verificou-se que com a modificação química houve diminuição no pico de viscosidade, especialmente quando as amostras foram analisadas em pH 7,0. A análise sensorial do doce de leite revelou que houve preferência pelas amostras elaboradas com amido de mandioquinha-salsa modificado e com o amido de milho regular ácido-modificado. A bala de goma produzida com amido de mandioquinha-salsa modificado ocupou o segundo lugar entre a preferência dos julgadores.The use of modified starches in foods is made to improve characteristics that the native cannot confer. The objective of this work was to evaluate physicochemical characteristics of starches from several botanical sources after chemical modification with H2O2 considering technological properties of interest to the food industry. The modified starches were used in dulce de leche and starch gum and the sensorial acceptance of these products was verified. The chemical treatment included the suspension of the native starches in a 0.01% Fe2SO4, followed by addition of 1.25% H2O2 at pH 3.0 and reaction time of 15 min

  9. Ankara (Polatlı) soğan depolarında tespit edilen fungal depo çürüklüğü etmenleri

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    ÇAKIR, Emel; Maden, Salih

    2016-01-01

    Ankara ilinde Türkiye kuru soğan üretiminin %21’i yapılmakta, bu üretimin büyük bir kısmı Polatlı ilçesinde gerçekleştirilmekte ve depolanmaktadır. Fungal patojenler soğan yetiştiriciliğinde hem tarlada hem de depo da önemli ürün kayıpları meydana getirmektedirler. 2014-2015 yılları arasında yürütülen bu çalışmada Polatlı ilçesinde kapasitesi 200 ton üzerinde olan 5 depoda örneklemeler yapılarak soğanlarda depo çürüklüğüne neden olan fungal etmenlerin, çıkış oranları ve patojenisiteler...

  10. The design proposal for a guidance system in Ankara province, as-built project for Kızılay district of Çankaya town

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    Halime Fişenk Türkkan

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The guidance systems, which are used for finding the route to a certain place, are the graphic elements of great importance in terms of both the transportation and the publicity of the areas where they are situated. The identity of the premises is directly related to the characteristics of the guidance elements, as well as the public spaces and their uses. The guidance systems, which are designed for the premises, should have a visual language that introduces the region and they should be designed in a way that allows for regular use. The aim of this study is to provide a guidance system suitable for the identity of the premises that eases the access to information and while being open to innovation and technology, does not break off with the traditions, all the while carrying out the guidance functionality over the example of Kızılay, a district considered to be the heart of the capital city of Ankara.

  11. The relationship between sports activities and permanent incisor crown fractures in a group of school children aged 7-9 and 11-13 in Ankara, Turkey.

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    Cetinbaş, Tuğba; Yildirim, Gözde; Sönmez, Hayriye

    2008-10-01

    The objective of the study was to determine the distribution, aetiology of the crown fractures of permanent anterior teeth in children aged 7-9 and 11-13 years and to identify the role of participation in sports associated with crown fractures. The study population comprised 2570 students from 10 primary schools randomly selected from five municipalities in Ankara, Turkey. Two paediatric dentists examined all permanent maxillary and mandibular incisors for evidence of fracture and completed a standardized examination form to obtain information on the age, gender, severity of incisor injury and frequency and type of sports participation for each child, as well as whether or not children used mouthguards during sports activities. Chi-square and z-tests were used to determine differences. A total of 191 (7.43%) of the 2570 subjects examined were affected by dental trauma. The proportion of fractured incisors was significantly higher in males than in females among older children (P < 0.01). Out of a total of 222 fractured teeth, 84% involved the maxillary central incisors. Bicycling caused significantly higher rates of crown fractures than other types of sports (P < 0.05). The percentage of incisal fractures caused by sports-related accidents was 14.14%. The number of children interested in sports is high, and the sports chosen are generally contact sports. The high rate (14.14%) of crown injuries caused by sports activities supports these findings.

  12. Degradación in-vitro de mezclas de poliuretano termoplástico y almidón modificado In-vitro degradation of thermplastic polyurethane and starch modified

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    Manuel F. Valero

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    Full Text Available La estructura química del almidón de yuca se modificó mediante una reacción de acilación. El almidón de yuca modificado se mezcló con un prepolímero de uretano obtenido a partir de aceite de ricino modificado por transesterificación (MCO y diisocianato de isoforona (IPDI con el fin de preparar mezclas de almidón-poliuretano termoplástico. Los poliuretanos fueron expuestos a degradación in-vitro durante un período de 365 días y se evaluó la pérdida de masa y el cambio de las propiedades mecánicas y térmicas. El objetivo de este estudio fue examinar el efecto de la incorporación de almidón modificado por acilación en el poliuretano sobre las propiedades mecánicas, térmicas y la velocidad de degradación.The chemical structure of the cassava starch was modified by acylation. Cassava starch modified was mixed with urethane prepolymer based on castor oil modified by transesterification (MCO and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI in order to prepare starch-blended thermoplastic polyurethanes. Polyurethanes were exposed to in-vitro degradation then monitored for changes in mass and mechanical and thermal properties over a period of 365 days. The effect of starch modified content on the thermal and physical properties of the resulting materials was detailed investigated by dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA and measurements of mechanical properties. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of introducing starch modified into the polyurethane on the properties and in-vitro degradation.

  13. Organismos geneticamente modificados : as noções de risco na visão de empresas processadoras, organizações não governamentais e consumidores

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    Biancca Scarpeline de Castro

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    Resumo: A introdução e difusão dos organismos geneticamente modificados no Brasil geraram inúmeras disputas políticas, jurídicas, científicas e econômicas, que são enfrentadas como conflitos sobre riscos. Seguindo as pistas dessas contendas, esta tese analisa as distintas noções de riscos associados à utilização desses organismos para as empresas processadoras de grãos, as organizações não governamentais e consumidores, entrevistados em sete cidades do país. Procurou-se compreender as caracte...

  14. Seleção e apropriação de biotecnologias agrícolas : uma análise sobre as trajetórias tecnológicas associadas aos organismos geneticamente modificados

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    Esta tese almeja mapear as trajetórias tecnológicas (TT) que marcaram a evolução da indústria de biotecnologia vegetal com a finalidade de qualificar os processos de apropriação tecnológica e de apontar os mecanismos bloqueantes empregados pelas firmas para capturar os benefícios econômicos derivados do desenvolvimento e da comercialização de organismos geneticamente modificados (OGM). A consecução destes objetivos envolveu a adoção da metodologia de análise de redes de citações de patentes p...

  15. Analysis of variola and vaccinia virus neutralization assays for smallpox vaccines.

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    Hughes, Christine M; Newman, Frances K; Davidson, Whitni B; Olson, Victoria A; Smith, Scott K; Holman, Robert C; Yan, Lihan; Frey, Sharon E; Belshe, Robert B; Karem, Kevin L; Damon, Inger K

    2012-07-01

    Possible smallpox reemergence drives research for third-generation vaccines that effectively neutralize variola virus. A comparison of neutralization assays using different substrates, variola and vaccinia (Dryvax and modified vaccinia Ankara [MVA]), showed significantly different 90% neutralization titers; Dryvax underestimated while MVA overestimated variola neutralization. Third-generation vaccines may rely upon neutralization as a correlate of protection.

  16. Modified E-test by the addition of EDTA-Tris and dimethyl sulfoxide on the potentiation of the effects of some antimicrobials in Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from bovine mastitis E-test modificado pela adição de Tris-EDTA e dimetilsulfóxido na potencialização do efeito de antimicrobianos em linhagens de Pseudomonas aeruginosa isoladas de mastite bovina

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    M.G. Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available A concentração inibitória mínima-MIC em 30 estirpes de Pseudomonas aeruginosa isoladas de mastite bovina foi avaliada utilizando o E-test padrão e o método modificado, pela adição de Tris-EDTA e DMSO. Os métodos modificados apresentaram redução significativa da MIC das estirpes utilizando a gentamicina, a ciprofloxacina e a norfloxacina.

  17. Adsorção de nitrato em caulinita a partir de rejeito de caulim modificado com uréia

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    L. C. Tavares

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo avalia a eficiência, viabilidade e espontaneidade de processos de adsorção do íon nitrato em caulinita sem tratamento e modificada com uréia, empregando como material de partida o rejeito de processamento de caulim do rio Jari. Os materiais foram caracterizados por difração de raios X, fluorescência de raios X e espectroscopia IV (DRX, FRX e FTIR. As medidas de pH de equilíbrio foram efetuadas por potenciometria e as concentrações de equilíbrio (Ce de nitrato medidas por cromatografia iônica. Quantidades adsorvidas no equilíbrio (qe, constantes de distribuição (Kd=qe/Ce, fator de separação (R L e variação de energia livre de Gibbs (ΔGº, foram calculados com base nos dados experimentais de adsorção. Os resultados de DRX e FTIR confirmaram a formação do complexo caulinita-uréia a partir do tratamento efetuado no rejeito de caulim. Os seguintes dados foram obtidos nos processos de adsorção de nitrato, no rejeito de caulim natural e tratado com uréia: q max= 18,17 e 14,1 mmol kg-1; Kd=0,7-2,2 e 0,45-1,5 L Kg-1; R L= 0,35-0,85 e 0,25-0,80; ΔGº= -9,3 a -5,8 e -9,1 a -5,4 kJ mol-1, respectivamente. Os valores de Kd, ΔGº e R L são típicos de processos de adsorção física (fisissorção, viáveis e espontâneos e os de q max indicam que a retenção de nitrato em rejeito de caulim natural é mais eficiente do que em rejeito modificado com uréia.

  18. Influência da concentração de soro de leite e de amido modificado sobre algumas características de composição de bebidas lácteas não fermentadas

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    Shana P. Ferreira

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a influência da concentração de soro de leite (26, 30, 40, 50 e 54% e de amido modificado (0,1; 0,2; 0,4; 0,6 e 0,7% sobre os teores de lactose, sólidos totais e acidez titulável de bebidas lácteas não fermentadas. Foram elaboradas 11 formulações empregando-se o planejamento estatístico Delineamento Composto Central Rotacional (DCCR para avaliar a influência dos fatores estudados, sobre as variáveis avaliadas. Para análise estatística dos resultados realizou-se análise de regressão. Constatou-se que as concentrações de soro avaliadas apresentaram efeito significativo sobre os teores de lactose, sólidos totais e acidez titulável, e o amido modificado não apresentou efeito significativo.

  19. Environmental Harmony and Evaluation of Advertisement Billboards with Digital Photogrammetry Technique and GIS Capabilities: A Case Study in the City of Ankara.

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    Aydın, Cevdetx C; Nisancı, Recep

    2008-05-19

    Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have been gaining a growing interest in Turkey. Many local governments and public agencies have been struggling to set up such systems to serve the needs and meet public requirements. Urban life shelters the advertisement reality which is presented at various places, on vehicles, shops etc. in daily life. It can be said that advertisement is a part of daily life in urban area, especially in city centers. In addition, one of the main sources of revenue for municipalities comes from advertising and notices. The advertising sector provides a great level of income today. Therefore advertising is individually very important for local governments and urban management. Although it is valuable for local governments, it is also very important for urban management to place these advertisement signs and billboards in an orderly fashion which is pleasing to the eye. Another point related to this subject is the systematic control mechanism which is necessary for collecting taxes regularly and updating. In this paper, first practical meaning of notice and advertisement subject, problem definition and objectives are described and then legal support and daily practice are revised. Current practice and problems are mentioned. Possibilities of measuring and obtaining necessary information by using digital images and transferring them to spatial databases are studied. By this study, a modern approach was developed for urban management and municipalities by using information technology which is an alternative to current application. Criteria which provide environmental harmony such as urban beauty, colour, compatibility and safety were also evaluated. It was finally concluded that measuring commercial signs and keeping environmental harmony under control for urban beauty can be provided by Digital Photogrammetry (DP) technique and GIS capabilities which were studied with pilot applications in the city center of Ankara.

  20. Environmental Harmony and Evaluation of Advertisement Billboards with Digital Photogrammetry Technique and GIS Capabilities: A Case Study in the City of Ankara

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    Recep Nisancı

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Geographical Information Systems (GIS have been gaining a growing interest in Turkey. Many local governments and public agencies have been struggling to set up such systems to serve the needs and meet public requirements. Urban life shelters the advertisement reality which is presented at various places, on vehicles, shops etc. in daily life. It can be said that advertisement is a part of daily life in urban area, especially in city centers. In addition, one of the main sources of revenue for municipalities comes from advertising and notices. The advertising sector provides a great level of income today. Therefore advertising is individually very important for local governments and urban management. Although it is valuable for local governments, it is also very important for urban management to place these advertisement signs and billboards in an orderly fashion which is pleasing to the eye. Another point related to this subject is the systematic control mechanism which is necessary for collecting taxes regularly and updating. In this paper, first practical meaning of notice and advertisement subject, problem definition and objectives are described and then legal support and daily practice are revised. Current practice and problems are mentioned. Possibilities of measuring and obtaining necessary information by using digital images and transferring them to spatial databases are studied. By this study, a modern approach was developed for urban management and municipalities by using information technology which is an alternative to current application. Criteria which provide environmental harmony such as urban beauty, colour, compatibility and safety were also evaluated. It was finally concluded that measuring commercial signs and keeping environmental harmony under control for urban beauty can be provided by Digital Photogrammetry (DP technique and GIS capabilities which were studied with pilot applications in the city center of Ankara.

  1. Vaccination of prostate cancer patients with modified vaccinia ankara delivering the tumor antigen 5T4 (TroVax): a phase 2 trial.

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    Amato, Robert J; Drury, Noel; Naylor, Stuart; Jac, Jaroslaw; Saxena, Somya; Cao, Amy; Hernandez-McClain, Joan; Harrop, Richard

    2008-01-01

    The attenuated vaccinia virus, modified vaccinia Ankara, has been engineered to deliver the tumor antigen 5T4 (TroVax). TroVax has been evaluated in an open-label phase 2 trial in hormone refractory prostate cancer patients in which the vaccine was administered either alone or in combination with granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF). The comparative safety and immunologic and clinical efficacy of TroVax alone or in combination with GM-CSF was determined. Twenty-seven patients with metastatic hormone refractory prostate cancer were treated with TroVax alone (n=14) or TroVax+GM-CSF (n=13). 5T4-specific cellular and humoral responses were monitored throughout the study. Clinical responses were assessed by quantifying prostate-specific antigen concentrations and measuring changes in tumor burden by computer-assisted tomography scan. TroVax was well tolerated in all patients with no serious adverse events attributed to vaccination. Of 24 immunologically evaluable patients, all mounted 5T4-specific antibody responses. Periods of disease stabilization from 2 to >10 months were observed. Time to progression was significantly greater in patients who mounted 5T4-specific cellular responses compared with those who did not (5.6 vs. 2.3 mo, respectively). There were no objective clinical responses seen in this study. In this study, the combination of GM-CSF with TroVax showed similar clinical and immunologic responses to TroVax alone. The high frequency of 5T4-specific immune responses and relationship with enhanced time to progression is encouraging and warrants further investigation.

  2. Evaluation of DNA Damage in Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio L. by Comet Assay for Determination of Possible Pollution in Lake Mogan (Ankara

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    İsmet Çok

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Contamination of the aquatic environment with various concentrations of pollutants results in unexpected threats to humans and wildlife. The consequences of exposure and metabolism of pollutants/xenobiotics, especially carcinogens and mutagens, can be suitably assessed by investigating severe events, such as DNA damage; for example, DNA adducts and DNA strand breaks. One of the commonly used techniques to detect DNA damage in aquatic organisms is single-cell gel electrophoresis (comet assay. This study was carried out using Cyprinus carpio in order to identify the possible pollution in Lake Mogan, near Ankara, Turkey, where the city's sewer system and pesticides used in agriculture are believed to be the common causes of pollution. From the comet assay, the tail length (μm, tail intensity (%, and tail moment values of fish caught from Lake Mogan were found to be 31.10 ± 10.39, 7.77 ± 4.51, 1.50 ± 1.48, respectively, whereas for clean reference sites they were found to be 22.80 ± 1.08, 3.47 ± 1.59, 0.40 ± 0.51, respectively. The values are statistically different from each other (p < 0.0001, p < 0.0001, and p < 0.0013, respectively. These results indicate that Lake Mogan may be polluted with substances that have genotoxic effects and constitute an early warning for the lake system. Further detailed research is needed to establish the source of the pollution and the chemicals responsible.

  3. An evaluation of the attributes of a political product (political leader by young voters: A research on the students at the universities in Ankara

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    Cihat Polat

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available In democratic countries, the way of a political party to get in depends on convincing adequate number of voters to politically buy its political product package presented in political market during the election campaign. Political leader is assumed to be one of the most important –even the most important- components of the political product package almost in all over the world. Thence, political leader has a considerable significance in the entire political package of a party and the characteristics of him/her are the primary determinant of the quality of it.Especially in the markets as in Turkey that votes mostly tend to cluster considering the characteristics of the political leader, the mentioned characteristics play an important role in voting decision process. Though the proportion of university students to total number of voters in Turkish political market is not so much, the market is mostly composed of young voters. Nonetheless, as university students compose of the highest-educated proportion of total voters, they relatively have great potential as a pressure group in respect of affecting political decisions and being an opinion of policy. In consequence, it may be assumed that this group has a specific political weight. To be aware of the characteristics that university students seek in a political leader is a topic of interest in both political practices and political marketing theory. This study presents the results of a survey conducted on a sample of 500 students educating in different universities in Ankara. The survey aims to find out the desired characteristics of a political leader in the eyes of university students and to rank them in a known set according to their importance levels. The findings of the study seem to be interesting in scope of both political parties and field of political marketing.

  4. Immunity, safety and protection of an Adenovirus 5 prime--Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara boost subunit vaccine against Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection in calves.

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    Bull, Tim J; Vrettou, Christina; Linedale, Richard; McGuinnes, Catherine; Strain, Sam; McNair, Jim; Gilbert, Sarah C; Hope, Jayne C

    2014-10-29

    Vaccination is the most cost effective control measure for Johne's disease caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) but currently available whole cell killed formulations have limited efficacy and are incompatible with the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis by tuberculin skin test. We have evaluated the utility of a viral delivery regimen of non-replicative human Adenovirus 5 and Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara recombinant for early entry MAP specific antigens (HAV) to show protection against challenge in a calf model and extensively screened for differential immunological markers associated with protection. We have shown that HAV vaccination was well tolerated, could be detected using a differentiation of infected and vaccinated animals (DIVA) test, showed no cross-reactivity with tuberculin and provided a degree of protection against challenge evidenced by a lack of faecal shedding in vaccinated animals that persisted throughout the 7 month infection period. Calves given HAV vaccination had significant priming and boosting of MAP derived antigen (PPD-J) specific CD4+, CD8+ IFN-γ producing T-cell populations and, upon challenge, developed early specific Th17 related immune responses, enhanced IFN-γ responses and retained a high MAP killing capacity in blood. During later phases post MAP challenge, PPD-J antigen specific IFN-γ and Th17 responses in HAV vaccinated animals corresponded with improvements in peripheral bacteraemia. By contrast a lack of IFN-γ, induction of FoxP3+ T cells and increased IL-1β and IL-10 secretion were indicative of progressive infection in Sham vaccinated animals. We conclude that HAV vaccination shows excellent promise as a new tool for improving control of MAP infection in cattle.

  5. Durabilidade de compósito biomassa vegetal-cimento modificado por polímero Durability of cellulose-cement composites modified by polymer

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    Lia L. Pimentel

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available A durabilidade de compósito biomassa vegetal-cimento é um dos fatores mais importantes para a colocação desse material no mercado consumidor. A utilização de polímeros em concreto e argamassa, com o objetivo de melhorar sua durabilidade, é cada vez mais freqüente. Este estudo visou à caracterização de propriedades físicas e mecânicas de compósito biomassa vegetal-cimento modificado com polímeros e a análise da durabilidade desse compósito. Foi testado um polímero de base acrílica em compósitos produzidos com resíduo de Pinus caribaea. Foram realizados ensaios de envelhecimento acelerado, por meio de ciclos de molhamento e secagem, por imersão em água quente e ensaio de envelhecimento natural. As propriedades físicas do compósito avaliadas foram a massa específica aparente e a absorção total de água por imersão. As propriedades mecânicas foram determinadas por meio de ensaios de resistência à tração na flexão, analisando-se a tensão e a energia de ruptura. Os corpos-de-prova foram extraídos de placas executadas por simples prensagem. Ensaios de microscopia eletrônica de varredura foram utilizados para observar o estado da fibra e da matriz após os processos de envelhecimento. O uso de polímero melhorou o desempenho mecânico do compósito nas primeiras idades e também promoveu significativa redução da capacidade de absorção de água, demonstrando que o uso desse material pode vir a melhorar a durabilidade desses compósitos, uma vez que reduziu sensivelmente sua capacidade de absorção.The durability of the cellulose-cement composites is a decisive factor to introduce such material in the market. Polymers have been used in concrete and mortar production to increase its durability. The goal of this work was the physical and mechanical characterization of cellulose-cement composites modified by a polymer and the subsequent durability evaluation. The work also evaluated the dispersion of acrylic

  6. Orthodontic-logaoedic treatment using a modified Hawley device. Tratamiento ortodóncico – logopédico utilizando un aparato de Hawley modificado.

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    Yordanis Boza Mejias

    . Objetivo : Comprobar la utilidad del aparato de Hawley modificado en pacientes con maloclusiones dentarias producidas por hábitos deformantes y portadores de dislalias. Métodos : Estudio observacional, analítico, comparativo, realizado en la escuela primaria ¨Guerrillero Heroico¨ del municipio de Cienfuegos. Se tomó una muestra no probabilística de 32 pacientes a los cuales se les realizaron dos mediciones. Se estudiaron las siguientes variables: Número de historia clínica, expediente, anomalías dentomaxilofaciales, hábitos como succión digital, deglusión atípica, análisis de la pronunciación y niveles de articulación. Se colocó Hawley con perforación en forma ovalada, a nivel de las rugosidades palatinas, lo que cambia la forma tradicional de la rejilla. Resultados : Prevaleció la maloclusión de Clase I. Las anomalías dentomaxilofaciales más frecuentes fueron la vestíbuloversión ( 87,5 %, resalte aumentado (84,4 % y el cierre bilabial anormal (68,8 %, las dislalias se redujeron durante el tratamiento de 81,2 % al comienzo hasta 28, 1 % al final de este.

  7. Estudo de misturas asfálticas com ligante modificado pelo polímero EVA para pavimentos urbanos de Manaus - AM Study of asphalt mixtures containing a binder modified with EVA polymer for use in urban pavements in Manaus

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    Daniela M. G. D'Antona

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A presente pesquisa buscou soluções com materiais alternativos visando à construção de pavimentos urbanos para Manaus (AM com maior vida útil e condizente com as suas condições de serviço, em particular, o seu desempenho mecânico frente às temperaturas regionais. Estudou-se o ligante regional, CAP 50/70, misturado com 4% do polímero EVA, e como partícipe em compósitos asfálticos. A incorporação do mencionado polímero teve como objetivo melhorar suas propriedades reológicas e, por conseguinte, o comportamento mecânico desse compósito - concreto asfáltico, empregado como revestimento nas vias urbanas da Capital do Estado do Amazonas. Os ligantes (virgem e modificado foram caracterizados conforme a especificação da ANP e a metodologia Superpave. As misturas asfálticas foram avaliadas pelo ensaio de fluência por compressão axial, com carregamento dinâmico à temperatura de 40 ºC. O material asfáltico modificado com EVA (AMP EVA demonstrou melhores propriedades reológicas ou equivalentes ao asfalto convencional (REMAN, ao longo de todos os ensaios de caracterização. As misturas alternativas compostas com o CAP modificado (SEVA obtiveram desempenho mecânico superior ao de misturas com cimento asfáltico habitualmente comercializado na região (SMAN.In this research we investigated alternative materials to build urban pavements in Manaus, seeking for pavements with longer lifetime for usage and suitable mechanical properties to withstand the local temperatures. The asphaltic mixtures contained a regional binder, namely CAP 50/70, mixed with 4% of EVA polymer. The incorporation of the latter polymer was aimed at improving the rheological properties of asphaltic concrete used in roads in the Amazonas' capital. The asphalt binders (original and modified were characterized in accordance with the ANP (National Petroleum Agency specification and the Superpave methodology. The asphalt mixtures had their mechanical properties

  8. Ankara Üniversitesi Uzaktan Eğitim Programına Katılan Öğrencilerin Akademik Başarılarını Yordayan Faktörler

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    Selma Şenel

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the factors predicting academic achievement of Ankara University Distance Education students. The study group of the research consists of 302 first grade students from Ankara University Distance Education Center (ANKUZEM 2010-2011 associate degree programs. Data were formed in four groups respectively “individual characteristics”, “characteristics related with family and working environment”, “characteristics related with usage of information and communication technologies” and “characteristics related with education”. Data were analyzed by stepwise multiple regression analysis. According to the results, individual characteristics as “age”, “working in a full time job” and “being divorced” were found as predictors of students’ academic achievement. Additionally, characteristics related with family and working place as “number of family members living with”, “mothers’ full time working” and “mothers’ graduation type” were other variables predicting academic achievement of students. The characteristics related with education; graduation from “college” and “vocational high school”, “studying with different methods“, “choosing distance education as a university degree”, “studying for getting a degree” are also predictors of academic achievement of students. The characteristics of students related with usage of information and communication technologies were not predictors of academic achievement of students.

  9. [An imported Chikungunya fever case from New Delhi, India to Ankara, Turkey: the first imported case of Turkey and review of the literature].

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    Yağcı Çağlayık, Dilek; Uyar, Yavuz; Korukluoğlu, Gülay; Ertek, Mustafa; Unal, Serhat

    2012-01-01

    Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arthropod-borne alphavirus that causes an acute febrile illness, chikungunya fever. CHIKV virus is geographically distributed in Africa, India, and South-East Asia. Chikungunya fever outbreaks have been reported from India since 2006. The incubation period is 3-7 days, and the disease is characterized by sudden onset of high fever and severe arthralgia. Other symptoms can be rash, headache, fatigue, nausea-vomiting, and myalgias. Here, we report the first Chikungunya case imported from India, New-Delhi to Ankara, Turkey. In December 2010, a 55-year-old female Turkish government employee living in urban area of New Delhi for the last 3 years had sudden onset fever up to 38.4°C for 2 days. Itching rash and arthralgia also developed. Symptomatic treatment was given to patient in New Delhi. She returned to Turkey and was admitted to Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Unit, since arthralgia has continued on the 26th day of her complaints. Hepatomegaly and tenosynovitis were detected in her physical examination. Serum sample sent to Refik Saydam National Public Health Agency, Virology Reference and Research Laboratory, yielded negative results for specific IgM and IgG antibodies against Hantavirus and Dengue virus types 1-4; however, the results were positive for CHIKV specific IgM and IgG antibodies by commercial immunofluorescence method (Euroimmun, Germany). CHIKV RNA which was searched by in-house real-time RT-PCR was negative. The second serum sample obtained three weeks later also found positive for CHIKV specific IgM and IgG antibodies. This was the first laboratory confirmed imported Chikungunya case in Turkey. There are predictions regarding the presence of Aedes species mosquitos that can transmit this virus in Turkey. This case report will be an alarming signal for the clinicians in our country to consider Chikungunya fever in the differential diagnosis of patients

  10. The Use of Alternate Ligno-cellulosic Raw Materials Banana (Musa sapientum Ankara (Calotropis procera and Pineapple (Ananas comosus in Handmade Paper & their Blending with Waste Paper.

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    Atul Kumar

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The studies were made to established suitability of lingo-cellulosic raw materials namely leaf fibreBanana (Musa Sapientum, bast fibre Ankara (Calotropis Procera, & leaf fibre Pineapple (Ananas Comosus for making pulps for handmade paper industry. This should help in providing a cost effective, good quality cellulosic raw material as an alternate to cost prohibitive traditionally used cotton hosiery waste traditionally used for manufacturing good quality handmade paper & it’s products. This will help in improving the cost economics & competitiveness of the Indian paper industry in the global market besides addressing the problems of environment & global warming. The aim of the research was to study the extraction, morphology, chemical composition and pulping of these fibres and relate these properties to the composite properties obtained with these fibres as reinforcement with short fibres viz. waste paper. For the pulp production to be feasible it is essential to use suitable pulping methods, which maximize the yield of pulp and introduce as low damage as possible to the fibres. The different pulping methods were applied to these fibre to get optimized strength properties papers. The Studies thus carried out provide useful information about the nature of these raw materials, suitable pulping & bleaching process to produce an eco-friendly handmade paper and converted products. The research work provides a good quality cost effective lingo-cellulosic raw material for handmade paper industries with a possibility of replacement of the expensive and traditionally used cotton hosiery waste.The paper thus produced using environmental friendly pulping and bleaching process is characterized for its strength properties like tensile, tear, bursting, folding endurance and other parameters. The effluents generated from pulping and bleaching of above ligno-cellulosic waste materials were characterized for various pollution parameters like Residual Alkali

  11. Phase 1 safety and immunogenicity evaluation of ADMVA, a multigenic, modified vaccinia Ankara-HIV-1 B'/C candidate vaccine.

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    Sandhya Vasan

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: We conducted a Phase I dose-escalation trial of ADMVA, a Clade-B'/C-based HIV-1 candidate vaccine expressing env, gag, pol, nef, and tat in a modified vaccinia Ankara viral vector. Sequences were derived from a prevalent circulating HIV-1 recombinant form in Yunnan, China, an area of high HIV incidence. The objective was to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of ADMVA in human volunteers. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: ADMVA or placebo was administered intramuscularly at months 0, 1 and 6 to 50 healthy adult volunteers not at high risk for HIV-1. In each dosage group [1x10(7 (low, 5x10(7 (mid, or 2.5x10(8 pfu (high] volunteers were randomized in a 3:1 ratio to receive ADMVA or placebo in a double-blinded design. Subjects were followed for local and systemic reactogenicity, adverse events including cardiac adverse events, and clinical laboratory parameters. Study follow up was 18 months. Humoral immunogenicity was evaluated by anti-gp120 binding ELISA, immunoflourescent staining, and HIV-1 neutralization. Cellular immunogenicity was assessed by a validated IFNgamma ELISpot assay and intracellular cytokine staining. Anti-vaccinia binding titers were measured by ELISA. ADMVA was generally well-tolerated, with no vaccine-related serious adverse events or cardiac adverse events. Local or systemic reactogenicity events were reported by 77% and 78% of volunteers, respectively. The majority of events were of mild intensity. The IFNgamma ELISpot response rate to any HIV antigen was 0/12 (0% in the placebo group, 3/12 (25% in the low dosage group, 6/12 (50% in the mid dosage group, and 8/13 (62% in the high dosage group. Responses were often multigenic and occasionally persisted up to one year post vaccination. Antibodies to gp120 were detected in 0/12 (0%, 8/13 (62%, 6/12 (50% and 10/13 (77% in the placebo, low, mid, and high dosage groups, respectively. Antibodies persisted up to 12 months after vaccination, with a trend toward agreement

  12. Political And Economic Approach Of Women Working In Executive Levels In The Service Sector: Ankara State Opera And Ballet (Asob Case

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    Ilkben Akansel

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Political economy is related to how capitalist system works by means of distribution of economical and cultural sources which has also a connection between the circumstances of women’s working life. Because hegemony, which is reflected to hegemony’s ideology, constitutes its force by the mediation of the concepts: ‘discrimination’ and ‘segregation’. This force sometimes can effect women as both earning much less in some labor-force market, facing to harassment etc. and being obstructed to get top-level managerial positions in which institutes their work by means of political economy point of view.In this study, we will examine the art sector which is one of the sub-branches of service sector in the labor-force market. Our case is Ankara State Opera and Ballet (ASOB. In this case, we aim to display how the institution is founded, and accepted as a part of modernization with the beginning of Republic of Turkey and changed especially by means of political approaches in the last years.While doing this, we will elaborate the concepts of ‘discrimination’ and ‘segregation’ which issues women face in the labor-force market. Then, we will relate these three concepts with Antonio Gramsci’s ‘hegemony’ and Louis Althusser’s ‘ideology’, Michel Foucault’s ‘power’  and we will examine how women are assigned to the executive positions in the case of institution which we have chosen.We will study the circumstances which may be narrowed as; whether women are permitted to work in the top-level management or not, how many women have been worked in the top-level management in the history of the institution, if quantity has a meaning or not etc., by means of political economy.By the mediation of aforementioned subjects, we will analyse the reasons of women being prevented to work in the top-level management in the working life by economical, political and social aspects. Consequently, we will elaborate how political economy, in

  13. Estudo das características semicondutoras de filmes de óxido de zinco modificados com pontos quânticos de telureto de cádmio

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    Vanessa Nascimento dos Santos

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    Inserido no contexto de fontes de energia renováveis, este trabalho consiste na síntese e caracterização de filmes de bastões de ZnO modificados com quantum dots de CdTe a fim de serem aplicados em células fotoeletroquímicas. Bastões de ZnO são materiais interessantes, porque este tipo de estrutura facilita o transporte de portadores de carga, minimizando a perda destes nos contornos de grão, sua recombinação e aniquilação. A modificação do filme de ZnO com nanocristais de CdTe deve aumentar ...

  14. Degradación Heliofotocatalítica de Escherichia coli en Sistemas tipo Desinfección SODIS, con Dióxido de Titanio Modificado Escherichia coli Heliophotocatalytic Degradation in Solar Disinfection Systems SODIS, using Modified Titanium Dioxide

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    2009-01-01

    Se presenta un estudio sobre la desinfección heliofotocatalítica de agua (DHFCA) en sistemas tipo desinfección solar (Solar Disinfection, SODIS). Se usaron fotocatalizadores basados en dióxido de titanio (TiO2) comercial y TiO2 obtenido por el método sol-gel modificados con metales de transición (Ag, Fe, Mo o Pd). Los resultados muestran que la unión de la técnica SODIS con la fotocatálisis permite disminuir el tiempo de exposición a la radiación solar de unidosis de agua infectada, comparado...

  15. The effect of a modified meat product on nutritional status in institutionalized elderly people Efecto de un producto cárnico modificado sobre el estado nutricional de ancianos institucionalizados

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    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To determine whether the inclusion of a new modified meat product as a dietary supplement has a positive influence on the nutritional status and blood lipid profile of institutionalized elderly subjects. Method: A sample population of elderly people living in institutions (9 men and 29 women aged 68-97 years completed a crossover study with two dietary supplements. Nutritionally complete diets differed only in food supplementation, first, with a standard meat product and, subsequently, with a modified meat product. Venous blood samples were taken prior to each of the three phases of the study: the basal phase, during which participants followed their normal, controlled diet; a control phase (3 days per week for 3 weeks, during which the subjects' normal diet was supplemented with 50 g of the standard product; and an experimental phase (3 days per week for 3 weeks, when the normal diet was supplemented with 50 g of the modified product. Results: Nutritional intervention did not influence hematological parameters or serum lipids. The modified meat product altered blood concentrations of urea, creatinine, GOT, transferrin, iron, and retinol-binding protein. Conclusions: Consumption of both the standard and the modified products contributes to maintaining the individuals' nutritional status and equalizes nutritional status across the study population with no effect on blood lipid profiles. Despite the limitations of the experiment, the introduction of dietary supplements in meat products significantly increased plasma iron levels in this elderly sample.Objetivo: Determinar si la suplementación de la dieta normal con un producto cárnico modificado tiene un efecto positivo sobre el estado nutricional y el perfil lipídico sanguíneo de ancianos institucionalizados. Método: Se aplicó un diseño cruzado a una muestra poblacional de ancianos institucionalizados (9 hombres and 29 mujeres de 68-97 años administrando dos suplementos diet

  16. Estudio del equilibrio y cinética de adsorción de Cd(II), Ni(II) y Cr(VI) usando Quitosano y Quitosano modificado con cobre

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    M. Benavente; Castro, S.(INFN Sezione di Bologna, Bologna, Italy); N. Betanco; F. Canelo; X. López; A. García

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    En este trabajo, se estudió el equilibrio y la cinética de adsorción de Cd(II), Ni(II) en quitosano y Cr(VI) en quitosano modificado con cobre. Para ello, soluciones de iones metálicos a diferentes concentraciones, fueron puestas en contacto con el adsorbente y se agitaron por un período de 3 – 4 h. Al final del proceso, las muestras fueron analizadas en un espectrómetro de absorción atómica. Los datos experimentales del equilibrio de adsorción de los iones metálicos fueron evaluados aplicand...

  17. Caracterização de amidos de mandioca nativos e modificados e utilização em produtos panificados Characterization of native and modified cassava starches and their use in baked products

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    Krischina Singer Aplevicz

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available O amido de mandioca é utilizado como ingrediente principal na fabricação de biscoitos e pão de queijo. O polvilho azedo é um produto artesanal, sem padrão de qualidade estabelecido, com problemas de higiene em seu processamento e de oferta. O trabalho teve como objetivo caracterizar amidos de mandioca nativos e modificados e testá-los na elaboração de pão de queijo e biscoito de polvilho. As principais características que diferem o polvilho azedo do amido de mandioca nativo, também denominado polvilho doce são: acidez, grau de expansão, viscosidade, claridade de pasta, sinérese e poder redutor. Foram aplicados nos produtos panificados quatro tipos de amidos, sendo polvilho doce, azedo, amido modificado com peróxido de hidrogênio e amido modificado comercial Expandex® 160003. Obtidos os produtos panificados, foi determinada a composição físico-química e observado que os tipos de amidos influenciaram nas características internas, externas e no sabor. Os produtos panificados foram submetidos à análise sensorial de aceitabilidade, utilizando-se a escala hedônica de nove pontos, com provadores não-treinados. As amostras de pão de queijo contendo amido modificado oxidado com peróxido de hidrogênio foram as que apresentaram o melhor resultado entre as formulações. Para as amostras de biscoito de polvilho, as elaboradas com polvilho azedo e com Expandex® 160003 foram superiores e não diferiram estatisticamente.Cassava starch is used as the main ingredient in the production of biscuits and Brazilian cheese bread. The processing and sale of sour cassava starch - an artisanal product with no established standard of quality - is marked by hygiene problems and its commercial availability is uncertain. The purpose of this study was to characterize native and modified cassava starches and test them in cheese bread and cassava starch biscuit recipes. The main characteristics that differentiate sour starch from native cassava

  18. OLIGOÉSTERES E POLIÉSTERES OBTIDOS A PARTIR DO ÁCIDO OLEICO MODIFICADO COM FORMA ESTRELA: SÍNTESE E CARACTERIZAÇÃO FÍSICO-QUÍMICA

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    Francieli Isa Ziembowicz

    2012-01-01

    Este trabalho investigou a reação de cura do ácido oleico epoxidado (ME) com forma estrela com diferentes anidridos, originando oligoésteres e poliésteres. O ácido oleico modificado foi obtido pela esterificação do ácido oleico com um aminoálcool dando origem ao aminoéster, seguido da epoxidação da dupla ligação. As reações de polimerização foram realizadas a partir da abertura dos anéis epóxi na presença de diferentes anidridos de ácido cíclico: anidrido ftálico (AF), anidrido...

  19. Rotulagem de alimentos que contém Organismos Geneticamente Modificados: políticas internacionais e Legislação no Brasil Labeling of food containing Genetically Modified Organisms: international policies and Brazilian legislation

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    Thadeu Estevam Moreira Maramaldo Costa

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O crescimento da área de superfície plantada com as culturas geneticamente modificadas, com a consequente liberação dessas lavouras para o ambiente e para a comercialização, levantou questionamentos sobre a segurança destes produtos. A entrada em vigor do Protocolo de Cartagena sobre Biossegurança , fez com que houvesse a necessidade de aquisição de informações e capacitação nesta área para a implementação de políticas de biossegurança e para tomadas de decisões por partes dos governos em níveis nacionais, regionais e internacionais. O presente artigo apresenta as duas principais vertentes políticas sobre rotulagem de produtos geneticamente modificados (uma adotada pelos Estados Unidos da América e outra pela União Europeia, assim como a posição adotada pelo Brasil e sua atual legislação acerca de rotulagem e liberação comercial de produtos geneticamente modificados (GM.The increase in surface area planted with genetically modified crops, with the subsequent transfer of such crops into the general environment for commercial trade, has raised questions about the safety of these products. The introduction of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety has led to the need to produce information and ensure training in this area for the implementation of policies on biosafety and for decision-making on the part of governments at the national, regional and international level. This article presents two main standpoints regarding the labeling of GM products (one adopted by the United States and the other by the European Union, as well as the position adopted by Brazil and its current legislation on labeling and commercial release of genetically modified (GM products.

  20. Características físicas de filmes biodegradáveis produzidos a partir de amidos modificados de mandioca Physical characteristics of cassava modified starch films

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    Celina Maria Henrique

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Amidos de mandioca podem ser matérias-primas para a obtenção de filmes biodegradáveis, sendo que para a formação destes é necessária a elaboração de suspensões filmogênicas. Alguns processos de modificação do amido podem torná-lo miscível em água fria, e outros processos de modificação podem alterar as propriedades dos filmes, tornando-os mais fortes e flexíveis. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar as características físicas de filmes biodegradáveis elaborados com amidos modificados de mandioca pelo processo de casting (desidratação de uma solução filmogênica sobre placas de Petri. Os amidos modificados utilizados foram: cross linked; carboximetilamido (CMA de baixa viscosidade e alta viscosidade e esterificado. A viscosidade é fator importante para a elaboração da suspensão filmogênica e foi avaliada utilizando-se o equipamento Rapid Visco Analyser (RVA. Os filmes elaborados foram comparados a um filme de PVC comercial com espessura de 0,0208 a 0,0217 mm. Os amidos foram caracterizados por avaliação da composição físico-química, granulometria, microscopia eletrônica e viscosidade (Rapid Visco Analyser. A análise por microscopia eletrônica dos filmes ressaltou as diferenças entre os diferentes amidos utilizados. O RVA mostrou que, com exceção do cross linked, todos os amidos modificados apresentaram certa solubilidade a frio, o que facilita o preparo das soluções filmogênicas, entretanto, todos os amidos modificados apresentaram redução acentuada da tendência à retrogradação, propriedade geralmente associada à formação de filmes. As espessuras dos filmes de amido variaram de 0,0551 a 0,1279 mm, cujas espessuras mínimas foram a dos filmes de amido cross linked. Os filmes mostraram-se transparentes, manuseáveis e bem homogêneos. Não houve interferência da espessura na permeabilidade ao vapor d'água, e os filmes com 5% de matéria-seca, independente do tipo de amido modificado

  1. IL-12 and GM-CSF in DNA/MVA immunizations against HIV-1 CRF12_BF Nef induced T-cell responses with an enhanced magnitude, breadth and quality.

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    Ana María Rodríguez

    Full Text Available In Argentina, the HIV epidemic is characterized by the co-circulation of subtype B and BF recombinant viral variants. Nef is an HIV protein highly variable among subtypes, making it a good tool to study the impact of HIV variability in the vaccine design setting. We have previously reported a specific cellular response against NefBF with low cross-reactivity to NefB in mice. The aim of this work was to analyze whether the co-administration of IL-12 and GM-CSF, using DNA and MVA vaccine vectors, could improve the final cellular response induced. Mice received three DNA priming doses of a plasmid that express NefBF plus DNAs expressing IL-12 and/or GM-CSF. Afterwards, all the groups were boosted with a MVAnefBF dose. The highest increase in the magnitude of the NefBF response, compared to that induced in the control was found in the IL-12 group. Importantly, a response with higher breadth was detected in groups which received IL-12 or GM-CSF, evidenced as an increased frequency of recognition of homologous (BF and heterologous (B Nef peptides, as well as a higher number of other Nef peptide pools representing different viral subtypes. However, these improvements were lost when both DNA cytokines were simultaneously administered, as the response was focused against the immunodominant peptide with a detrimental response towards subdominant epitopes. The pattern of cytokines secreted and the specific-T-cell proliferative capacity were improved in IL-12 and IL-12+GM-CSF groups. Importantly IL-12 generated a significant higher T-cell avidity against a B heterologous peptide.This study indicates that the incorporation of DNA expressing IL-12 in DNA/MVA schemes produced the best results in terms of improvements of T-cell-response key properties such as breadth, cross-reactivity and quality (avidity and pattern of cytokines secreted. These relevant results contribute to the design of strategies aimed to induce T-cell responses against HIV antigens with

  2. Retention of oral microorganisms on conventional and resin-modified glass-ionomer cements Retenção de microrganismos bucais em cimentos de ionômero de vidro convencionais e modificados por resina

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    Denise PEDRINI

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    Full Text Available Secondary caries are a worldwide public and socioeconomic problem. The placement of restorations can lead to the development of environmental conditions favorable to microbial colonization, especially on the tooth/restoration interface, which is a predisposing factor for secondary caries. The aim of this study was to evaluate microbial retention on conventional (Chelon-Fil and Vidrion R and resin-modified (Vitremer and Fuji II LC glass-ionomer cements, in situ, using a hybrid composite resin (Z100 as a control. Twelve volunteers wore Hawley appliances with specimens made of all tested filling materials for 7 days. The specimens were then removed from the appliances and transferred to tubes containing 2.0 ml of Ringer-PRAS. Microorganisms from the samples were inoculated onto blood agar and Mitis Salivarius Bacitracin agar and incubated under anaerobiosis (90% N2, 10% CO2, at 37°C, for 10 and 2 days, respectively. The resin-modified glass-ionomer cements and the composite resin retained the same levels of microorganisms on their surfaces. The resin-modified glass-ionomers retained less mutans streptococci than the composite resin and conventional glass-ionomer cements. The conventional glass-ionomer cements retained less mutans streptococci than the composite resin, but that difference was not statistically significant.A cárie secundária representa problema de saúde pública e socioeconômico no mundo. A restauração de dentes acometidos por cárie pode criar condições favoráveis à proliferação microbiana na superfície do material restaurador ou na interface dente/restauração, criando ambiente propício para o estabelecimento de cárie secundária. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a capacidade de retenção de placa bacteriana em cimentos de ionômero de vidro convencionais (Chelon-Fil e Vidrion R e modificados por resina (Vitremer e Fuji II LC e de resina composta híbrida (Z100, utilizada como controle. Nos testes de reten

  3. Avaliação do uso do anel endocapsular modificado em casos de subluxação traumática do cristalino Evaluation of the modified capsular tension ring in cases of traumatic lens subluxation

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    Daniela Meira Villano Marques

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o comportamento do anel modificado de tensão capsular em cataratas traumáticas com subluxação, analisando a acuidade visual, centração do saco capsular, pseudofacodonese, seguimento pós-operatório, e complicações intra e pós-operatórias. LOCAL: Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. MÉTODOS: Vinte e dois olhos de 22 pacientes com perda traumática de suporte zonular foram submetidos à facoemulsificação utilizando lente intra-ocular de câmara posterior e o implante do anel capsular modificado. O exame pré-operatório incluiu melhor acuidade visual corrigida (MAVC, a presença ou ausência de facodonese, descentração do cristalino e prolapso vítreo. A avaliação pós-operatória incluiu MAVC, presença de pseudofacodonese, centração do implante, necessidade de vitrectomia e outras complicações. RESULTADOS: Vinte e um olhos (95,45% tiveram melhora da MAVC. O exame pré-operatório revelou facodonese em 11 olhos (50% e nenhum olho apresentou pseudofacodonese. No exame pré-operatório, a descentração sintomática estava presente em 10 olhos (45,45%. Todos os olhos apresentaram centração do complexo saco capsular/LIO no pós-operatório. Prolapso vítreo foi diagnosticado antes da cirurgia em 9 olhos (40,90% e a vitrectomia foi necessária em 11 olhos (50%. CONCLUSÃO: O uso do anel modificado de tensão capsular resultou em boa centração do complexo saco capsular/lente intra-ocular nos olhos estudados com catarata traumática e perda de suporte zonular.PURPOSE: To evaluate the behavior of the modified capsular tension ring (MCTR in traumatic subluxated cataracts analyzing the visual acuity, centration of the capsular bag, pseudophacodonesis, postoperative follow-up and intra- and postoperative complications. SETTING: Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. METHODS: Twenty-two eyes of 22 patients with traumatic loss of zonular support had phacoemulsification using PCIOL and MCTR

  4. Hydrolyzed collagen, modified starch and guar gum addition in turkey ham Adição de colágeno hidrolisado, amido modificado e goma guar em presunto de peru

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    Rosa Cristina Prestes

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The main problems observed in cooked hams are bad sliceability and excessive fluid loss after cooking. To reduce these problems the industry uses non-meat ingredients such as soy protein and carrageenan, but under Brazilian law, it is not allowed to add starch or modified starch in hams. Three ingredients were tested in the present research: modified starch (0 to 2.0%, gum guar (0 to 0.30% and hydrolyzed collagen (0 to 2.0%, following a 2³ full factorial design with five repetitions in the central point. The guar gum produced low resistance to reheating, however in losses by cooling, the results were adequate. The hydrolyzed collagen tested did not give satisfactory results, showing low acceptance due to formation of gel in the ham and high losses. The developed products were not different from the commercial product in relation to texture (P>0.05. The formulation F6 (2.0% of modified starch was the one with the best results and greater acceptance as detected by the tasters. Based on the results obtained it seems appropriate to propose the legal permission of starch in ham or the creation of a new class of product in which starch addition would be allowed.Os principais problemas observados em presuntos são a má fatiabilidade e a perda excessiva de líquidos após o cozimento. Para reduzir esses problemas, a indústria utiliza ingredientes não cárneos, tais como a proteína de soja e a carragena, porém, segundo a legislação brasileira, não é permitida a adição de amido ou amido modificado. Neste trabalho, foram testados três ingredientes, em presunto cozido de peru: amido modificado (0 a 2,0%, goma guar (0 a 0,30% e colágeno hidrolisado (0 a 2,0%, seguindo um delineamento fatorial completo 2³ com cinco repetições no ponto central. A goma guar apresentou baixa resistência ao reaquecimento, no entanto, nas perdas por resfriamento, os resultados foram adequados. O colágeno hidrolisado testado não proporcionou resultados satisfat

  5. Determinación de la densidad de entrecruzamiento de poliuretanos obtenidos a partir de aceite de ricino modificado por transesterificación Determination of crosslink density of polyurethanes obtained from castor oil modified by transesterification

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    Manuel F. Valero

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se obtuvo una gama de polioles a partir del aceite de ricino modificado por transesterificación con pentaeritriol y glicerina. Los productos resultantes fueron caracterizados físico-químicamente. Se sintetizaron elastómeros de poliuretano a partir de los polioles derivados del aceite de ricino modificado. La densidad de entrecruzamiento se determinó por ensayos de hinchamiento a partir de la ecuación de Flory-Rehner apoyada en la espectroscopia MALDI TOF MS para determinar la estructura química de la unidad repetitiva promedio del poliuretano. Se estudió la variación de la densidad de entrecruzamiento de los poliuretanos con base en el índice de hidroxilo del poliol utilizado en la síntesis. Los resultados muestran que los PU obtenidos a través de la modificación del aceite con pentaeritriol tienen una mayor densidad de entrecruzamiento que los PU obtenidos a partir del aceite original y de los polioles derivados de la reacción de transesterificación del aceite con glicerina, debido a que estos polioles poseen una mayor funcionalidad hidroxílica.Two series of polyols were obtained from castor oil modified by transesterification with various amounts of pentaerythritol and glycerol. The resultant polyol properties were characterized as a function of the hydroxyl functionality. Polyurethane elastomers (PU were synthesized from the two series of polyols obtained. The crosslink density of those polyurethanes was determined by swelling tests data adjusted to the Flory-Rehner's equation and according to the elasticity theory. The variation of the crosslink density of polyurethanes was studied by following the hydroxyl value of the modified polyol utilized in the synthesis and based on the average structure of each polyurethane repeating unit, as determined by the method of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (MALDI TOF MS. The results show that the PU obtained through castor oil modified with

  6. Ratio of Anthracite to Ilmenite of Titanium Slag Smelted by 30 MVA DC Arc Furnace%30MVA直流电弧炉冶炼钛渣配碳比研究

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    韩丰霞; 雷霆; 周林; 黄世弘; 吕改改

    2012-01-01

    工业生产中,为生产出合格的钛渣必须加入适量的碳作为还原剂,将高价氧化物还原为低价氧化物.云南某公司30 MVA大型密闭直漉电弧炉(DC炉)生产运行过程中,通过控制无烟煤用量与钛精矿用量之比——配碳比(ratio of anthracite to ilmenite,简称AIR),使生产在输入能量一定、钛精矿成分稳定的条件下力求获得良好的产品品质.生产通过中空石墨电极将钛精矿和无烟煤加入DC炉内,熔炼温度控制为1973 ~2023 K;熔炼输入功率为15 MVA;入炉钛精矿粒度为0.1~0.33 mm;入炉无烟煤粒径为5~25mm的比例大于85%.理论上熔炼还原1t钛精矿,将会产出526 kg渣和368 kg金属铁,O/I比率约为89.4%,理论配碳比约为7.895%.通过生产物料衡算得出,一定熔炼周期内的AIR平均值为12.228%,O/I比率平均值为81.317%.在配碳量不足的情况下,钛精矿中的FeO易于离解出氧并与碳结合,使FeO还原反应优先于TiO2等氧化物,碳最大可能的消耗在FeO的还原上;配碳量越高,则碳将用于还原难还原的氧化物(如MgO,CaO),MnO等)上,使FeO的还原受到抑制.配碳比还会影响DC电炉熔渣流动性和挂渣层.试生产熔炼周期内,通过调整AIR,实现了钛渣中TiO2品质的提高,其含量可从82%提高到89%以上.%Hie adequate carbon should be fed as reductant in order to achieve qualified titanium slag, and deoxidized the highoxide to lowoxide. The domestic first 30 MVA DC arc furnace of a company in Yunnan province obtained the favorable slag by controlling the ratio of anthracite to ilmenite (AIR) , in the case of certain energy input and stable component of ilmenite. The ilmenite and anthracite were put into DC furnace through hollow graphite electrode, meanwhile it was needed to control temperature between 1973 K and 2023 K, IS MVA of input power, 0. 1 ~0. 33 mm of partical size of ilmenite, the ratio of anthracite partical size range of 5 ~ 25 mm were more

  7. Detecção e quantificação de organismos geneticamente modificados em alimentos e ingredientes alimentares Detection and quantification of genetically modified organisms in food and food ingredients

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    Fabricio Rochedo Conceição

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available O cumprimento da legislação que regulamenta a comercialização de alimentos e ingredientes contendo Organismos Geneticamente Modificados (OGMs é totalmente dependente da sensibilidade e confiabilidade dos métodos de detecção e quantificação de OGMs. Na presente revisão, foram discutidos os métodos mais relevantes para tais fins, especialmente aqueles que se baseiam na detecção da proteína ou do DNA recombinante, destacando as suas principais propriedades, limitações e vantagens. A regulamentação e algumas sugestões de métodos alternativos para a detecção de OGMs também são abordadas.The enforcement of legislation that regulates the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs in food and food ingredients is totally dependent on the sensitivity and reliability of the GMO testing methods. In this review, the most relevant methods such as recombinant proteins or DNA-based methods were discussed, emphasizing their main properties, limitations and advantages. The regulamentation and some suggestions of alternative methods for the detection of GMOs were also discussed.

  8. EXPLORACIÓN DE DIFERENCIAS NORMATIVAS EN EL SISTEMA DE CALIFICACIÓN CUALITATIVA PARA EL TEST GESTÁLTICO DE BENDER MODIFICADO/ EXPLORING NORMATIVE DIFFERENCES IN QUALITATIVE SCORING SYSTEM FOR MODIFIED THE BENDER GESTALT TEST

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    César Merino Soto*

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENEl presente estudio explora la magnitud de las diferencias en los puntajes del Sistema de Calificación Cualitativa parael Test Gestáltico de Bender Modificado, usando diferente información normativa proveniente de Perú, Estados Unidos yChina. En una muestra de 324 niños(as peruanos entre 5 y 6 años de edad, se analizaron las potenciales diferencias en ladensidad, tendencia central, dispersión y clasificaciones de rendimiento visomotor. Se hallaron grandes diferenciasnormativas, y por lo tanto, el desempeño en los participantes se vio altamente sobreestimado o subestimado dependiendode la norma usada. Se discute el impacto de estos resultados en la apropiada práctica evaluativa en niños.ABSTRACTThis study explores the magnitude of difference in scores from Qualitative Scoring System to Bender Gestalt TestModified using different normative data from Peru, USA and China. In a sample of 324 children (boys and girls between5 and 6 ages, we analyzed the potential differences in density, central tendency, dispersion and visual motor performanceclassifications. It was found large normative differences, and therefore, performance in participants was highlyoverestimated or underestimated depending on the standard used. It discusses the impact of these results in the appropriateassessment practice in children.

  9. A problemática dos organismos geneticamente modificados e a formação científica do cidadão comum: um estudo com alunos de escolas portuguesas

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    Luís Dourado

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A sociedade atual depara-se com assuntos mediáticos e controversos, de raiz científica, de que é exemplo a problemática sobre os organismos geneticamente modificados (OGM. Estes organismos são, para uns, uma mais-valia e, para outros, algo perigoso, o que tem motivado um debate a nível científico, político e económico, do qual os cidadãos não se devem abster. Para tal, estes indivíduos devem ser pessoas informadas, responsáveis e ativas, aspetos para os quais contribui a formação em ciências. A investigação realizada centrou-se na problemática dos OGMs e envolveu a aplicação de um questionário a 175 alunos de escolas portuguesas sobre as suas concepções e opiniões em relação aos OGM. Este estudo demonstrou que a maioria dos alunos tem ideias vagas, nem sempre cientificamente corretas, sobre o tema, e que não rejeita os OGMs, apesar de não ter muitas certezas em relação à utilização dos mesmos.

  10. Kamu hastaneleri sağlık çalışanlarının sendikal örgütlenme konusundaki görüşlerinin cinsiyet temelinde incelenmesi (Ankara'da iki kamu hastanesi)

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    AYDOĞAN, Reyhan

    2007-01-01

    Kamu Hastaneleri Sağlık Çalışanlarının Sendikal ÖrgütlenmeKonusundaki Görüşlerinin Cinsiyet Temelinde ncelenmesi (Ankara'da ikikamu hastanesi)Bu araştırma; Kamu hastaneleri sağlık çalışanlarının sendikal örgütlenmekonusundaki görüşlerinin cinsiyet temelinde incelenmesine yönelik kesitsel niteliktebir alan çalışmasıdır. Ankara il merkezinde Sağlık Bakanlığı'na bağlı hastanelerdenkümeleme yöntemiyle iki kamu hastanesi seçilmiş ve tabakalı tesadüf yöntemiylebelirlenen sendik...

  11. Comunidade bacteriana como indicadora do efeito de feijoeiro geneticamente modificado sobre organismos não alvo Bacterial community as an indicator of genetically modified common bean effect on nontarget organisms

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    Adriano Moreira Knupp

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito do feijoeiro geneticamente modificado quanto à resistência ao Bean Golden Mosaic Vírus, BGMV (Olathe M1-4, sobre organismos não alvo. De um experimento implantado no campo, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com dois tratamentos (Olathe Pinto e evento elite Olathe M1-4, dois períodos amostrais (estádio V4 e R6 e dez repetições, obtiveram-se células bacterianas cultivadas e não cultivadas da rizosfera e do solo não rizosférico, para as quais se procedeu à extração de DNA total. A região V6-V8 do 16S rDNA foi amplificada para a comunidade bacteriana total, e também realizou-se amplificação com iniciadores específicos para o subgrupo alfa (α do filo Proteobacteria a partir de células não cultivadas. Foram obtidos dendrogramas comparativos entre a variedade Olathe Pinto (convencional e o evento elite Olathe M1-4 (geneticamente modificado utilizando-se o coeficiente de Jaccard e o método UPGMA (Unweighted pair-group method with arithmetic mean. Os agrupamentos obtidos dos perfis de 16S rDNA PCR-DGGE indicam alterações na comunidade bacteriana da rizosfera em função da transformação das plantas são mais notáveis nos perfis obtidos para alfa-proteobacteria. A origem das amostras e o estágio de desenvolvimento das plantas afetam a comunidade bacteriana.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of genetically modified common bean for Bean Golden Mosaic Virus, BGMV, resistance (Olathe M1-4 on nontarget organisms. In a field experiment established in a completely randomized design with two treatments (Olathe Pinto cultivar and M1-4 Olathe elite event, two sampling periods (V4 and R6 stages and ten replicates, cultivated and non-cultivated bacterial cells from rhizosphere soil and bulk soil were obtained, and their total DNA was extracted. The V6-V8 region of 16S rDNA was amplified for the whole bacterial community, and primers specific for the alpha (

  12. Consumer preferences of genetically modified foods of vegetal and animal origin in Chile Preferências dos consumidores aos alimentos geneticamente modificados de origem animal e vegetal no Chile

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    Berta Schnettler

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Given the debate generated by Genetically Modified (GM foods in developed and developing countries, the aim was to evaluate the importance of determining factors in the preference of consumers in Temuco and Talca in central-southern Chile for GM foods using conjoint analysis and to determine the existence of different market segments using a survey of 800 people. Using conjoint analysis, it was established that, in general, genetic modification was a more important factor than either brand or price in the consumer's decision to purchase either food. Cluster analysis identified three segments: the largest (51.4% assigned greatest importance to brand and preferred genetically modified milk and tomato sauce; the second group (41.0% gave greatest importance to the existence of genetic manipulation and preferred non-genetically modified foods; the smallest segment (7.6% mainly valued price and preferred milk and tomato sauce with no genetic manipulation. The three segments rejected the store brand and preferred to pay less for both foods. The results are discussed based on studies conducted in developed and developing countries.Com base no debate gerado pelos alimentos geneticamente modificados (GM, tanto em países desenvolvidos como em países em desenvolvimento, a partir do uso da conjoint analysis, o objetivo foi avaliar a importância dos fatores determinantes na preferência de alimentos GM pelos consumidores das cidades de Temuco e Talca, zona Centro-Sul do Chile, e a existência de diferentes segmentos de mercado, mediante uma enquete a 800 pessoas. Utilizando conjoint analysis, se determinou, em geral, que a existência de modificação genética foi mais importante que a marca e o preço na decisão de compra de ambos os alimentos. Mediante análise cluster, se distinguiram três segmentos, o mais numeroso (51,4% deu leve maior importância à marca e preferiu leite e molho de tomate geneticamente modificado. O segundo grupo (41,0% deu

  13. Eficiencia térmica en soldadura de la aleación AA6061-T6 por arco eléctrico indirecto modificado y digitalización de señales de intensidad de corriente

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    Ambriz, R. R.

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The results of the thermal efficiency on welding by modified indirect electric arc technique (MIEA [1] of the 6061- T6 aluminum alloy are presented. These values are in a range of 90 to 94 %, which depend of the preheating employed. Thermal efficiency was obtained by means of a balance energy which considers the heat input, the amount of melted mass of the welding profiles, and welding parameters during the joining, especially of the arc current data acquisition. Also, some dimensionless parameters were employed in order to determine the approximation grade of the melted pool, the heat affected zone (HAZ, and their corresponding values with the experimental results.

    En el presente trabajo de investigación, se presentan los resultados de la eficiencia térmica en la soldadura de una aleación de aluminio 6061-T6 por medio de la técnica de arco eléctrico indirecto modificado (AEIM [1]. Los valores se encuentran en un rango de 90-94 % dependiendo de la temperatura de precalentamiento y fueron obtenidos a través de un balance térmico que considera a la energía aportada por el arco eléctrico, la cantidad de masa fundida de los perfiles de soldadura obtenidos y las variables operativas en el proceso de unión, poniendo especial atención en los datos recogidos en el proceso de digitalización para la intensidad de corriente del arco eléctrico. También se em - plearon algunos parámetros adimensionales para determinar el grado de aproximación de la porción del baño fundido, el ancho de la zona afectada por el calor (ZAC y sus correspondientes aproximaciones con los resultados experimentales.

  14. ELEMENTOS PARA EL DISEÑO DE UN SISTEMA DE INFORMACIÓN PARA LA TOMA DE DECISIONES EN ACTIVIDADES RELACIONADAS CON ORGANISMOS GENÉTICAMENTE MODIFICADOS: APORTES A PARTIR DE UN CASO DE ESTUDIO

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia, las actividades relacionadas con organismos genéticamente modificados (OGM deben estar respaldadas por evaluaciones de los riesgos que ellas puedan representar para la diversidad biológica, la salud humana y la producción agropecuaria. Con base en estas evaluaciones, las autoridades competentes toman decisiones consistentes principalmente en autorizar o negar las actividades solicitadas.En estas decisiones, la racionalidad del proceso está bastante bien determinada en lo que respecta a los efectos sobre la salud humana, en particular toxicidad y alergenicidad, pero no ocurre lo mismo con los efectos sobre la biodiversidad. Uno de los mayores problemas en este campo es la falta de definición de una metodología específica para la toma de decisiones, lo cual da como resultado que las decisiones sean tomadas de manera intuitiva y poco sistemática. Las autoridades competentes han reconocido la necesidad de contar con un sistema de información que contribuya a resolver esta situación.Este trabajo presenta una propuesta de la estructura básica de un sistema para la toma de decisiones orientado a las autoridades involucradas en el proceso. La propuesta se definió con base en una revisión de las principales metodologías para la evaluación de riesgos en materia de OGM y tomando como caso de estudio el flujo de genes desde OGM hacia parientes silvestres. La estructura está planteada como un modelo entidad-relación de carácter general a partir del cual puede desarrollarse el diseño detallado del sistema. La propuesta hace énfasis en la documentación de los protocolos de decisión y de la racionalidad de uso de los insumos de información.

  15. Hastane yöneticilerinin yönetici işlevlerine ilişkin görüşlerinin değerlendirilmesi (Ankara il merkezi örneği)

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    Araştırmanın amacı, hastane yöneticilerinin yönetici işlevlerine ilişkin görüşlerinin değerlendirilmesidir. Araştırmanın evreninin Ankara il merkezinde buluna hastanelerde çalışan hastane yöneticileri (başhekim, başhekim yardımcısı, müdür, müdür yardımcısı, başhemşire, başhemşire yardımcısı) oluşturmuştur. Araştırma Eylül- Haziran 2007 tarihleri arasında gerçekleştirilmiştir.Araştırmada tanımlayıcı tipte olan veri toplama aracı olarak Prof. Dr. Ömer Peker'in Yönetici eğit...

  16. Design and simulation of 3½-cell superconducting gun cavity and beam dynamics studies of the SASE-FEL System at the Institute of Accelerator Technologies at Ankara University

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    Yildiz, H. Duran; Cakir, R.; Porsuk, D.

    2015-06-01

    Design and simulation of a superconducting gun cavity with 3½ cells have been studied in order to give the first push to the electron beam for the linear accelerating system at The Institute of Accelerator Technologies at Ankara University. Electrons are accelerated through the gun cavity with the help of the Radiofrequency power suppliers from cryogenic systems. Accelerating gradient should be as high as possible to accelerate electron beam inside the cavity. In this study, electron beam reaches to 9.17 MeV energy at the end of the gun cavity with the accelerating gradient; Ec=19.21 MV/m. 1.3 GHz gun cavity consists of three TESLA-like shaped cells while the special designed gun-cell includes a cathode plug. Optimized important beam parameters inside the gun cavity, average beam current 3 mA, transverse emittance 2.5 mm mrad, repetition rate 30 MHz and other parameters are obtained for the SASE-FEL System. The Superfish/Poisson program is used to design each cell of the superconducting cavity. Superconducting gun cavity and Radiofrequency properties are studied by utilizing 2D Superfish/Poisson, 3D Computer Simulation Technology Microwave Studio, and 3D Computer Simulation Technology Particle Studio. Superfish/Poisson is also used to optimize the geometry of the cavity cells to get the highest accelerating gradient. The behavior of the particles along the beamline is included in this study. ASTRA Code is used to track the particles.

  17. La legislación nacional en bioseguridad y sus efectos en los retornos sociales de la inversión en biotecnología el caso de los cultivos genéticamente modificados (GM) en Brasil y Colombia

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    Se estimaron los impactos en costos de producción y productividad de los cultivares genéticamente modificados (GM): Maíz y algodón Bt en Brasil y algodón con eventos apilados y maíz Bt en Colombia, respecto a un cultivar mejorado convencional. Estos son la base para estimar los excedentes económicos que generan a productores y consumidores. Se realizó un análisis de sensibilidad modificando los costos directos (dinero) e indirectos (tiempos) del cumplimiento de la normativa nacional de bioseg...

  18. Deslizamientos epifisarios femorales proximales >30º. Procedimiento de Dunn modificado. Evaluación anatómica y funcional en una cohorte retrospectiva. [Slipped capital femoral epiphysis >30º. Modified Dunn procedure. Anatomical and functional evaluation in a retrospective cohort

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    Francisco Praglia; Daniel Visona Dallapozza; Jorge Sueiro; Eduardo Stefano

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    Introducción La deformidad residual resultante de un deslizamiento epifisario femoral proximal moderado o grave conduce a osteoartritis prematura debida al choque femoroacetabular. Los objetivos del trabajo fueron evaluar la mejoría de la anatomía del fémur proximal y evaluar la función de la cadera en pacientes con deslizamiento epifisario femoral proximal >30 grados tratados con el procedimiento de Dunn modificado, a corto plazo. Material y Métodos Cohorte retrospectiva de ...

  19. Measurements of 222Rn, 220Rn, and CO2 Emissions in Natural CO2 Fields in Wyoming: MVA Techniques for Determining Gas Transport and Caprock Integrity

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    2014-09-30

    An integrated field-laboratory program evaluated the use of radon and CO2 flux measurements to constrain source and timescale of CO2 fluxes in environments proximate to CO2 storage reservoirs. By understanding the type and depth of the gas source, the integrity of a CO2 storage reservoir can be assessed and monitored. The concept is based on correlations of radon and CO2 fluxes observed in volcanic systems. This fundamental research is designed to advance the science of Monitoring, Verification, and Accounting (MVA) and to address the Carbon Storage Program goal of developing and validating technologies to ensure 99 percent storage performance. Graduate and undergraduate students conducted the research under the guidance of the Principal Investigators; in doing so they were provided with training opportunities in skills required for implementing and deploying CCS technologies. Although a final method or “tool” was not developed, significant progress was made. The field program identified issues with measuring radon in environments rich in CO2. Laboratory experiments determined a correction factor to apply to radon measurements made in CO2-bearing environments. The field program also identified issues with radon and CO2-flux measurements in soil gases at a natural CO2 analog. A systematic survey of radon and CO2 flux in soil gases at the LaBarge CO2 Field in Southwest Wyoming indicates that measurements of 222Rn (radon), 220Rn (thoron), and CO2 flux may not be a robust method for monitoring the integrity of a CO2 storage reservoir. The field program was also not able to correlate radon and CO2 flux in the CO2-charged springs of the Thermopolis hydrothermal system. However, this part of the program helped to motivate the aforementioned laboratory experiments that determined

  20. Efecto de los ciclos térmicos de soldadura por arco eléctrico indirecto modificado (AEIM en las propiedades mecánicas de la aleación AA6061-T6

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    Ambriz, Ricardo R.

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Results of temperature measurements during welding of 12.7 mm thick AA6061-T6 alloy plates by modified indirect electric arc (MIEA are presented. This study describes the thermal cycles of the heat affected zone (HAZ and also in the fusion zone. Depending upon the position of the transducers, the maximum temperatures measured in the HAZ range from 308 to 693 °C, these measurements were related with the tensile test results, and the failure zone reported previously by the authors [1]. It was observed that, there is a decrease in the mechanical strength of the welded joints, due to the microstructural changes suffered by AA6061-T6 alloy in which formation of the β’ occurs according to the TTT transformation diagram. The inherent cooling conditions of the weld pool observed for the MIEA technique (only one pass of welding, have permitted to establish the characteristics of solidification and microstructure for a specific cooling rate.

    Se presentan los resultados de medición de temperatura durante la soldadura por arco eléctrico indirecto modificado (AEIM de la aleación AA6061-T6. Éstas, describen los ciclos térmicos de la zona afectada por el calor (ZAC y en la zona de fusión. Los resultados muestran que las temperaturas máximas medidas en la ZAC se encuentran en un rango de 308 a 693 °C, dependiendo de la posición de los sensores, estas mediciones fueron correlacionadas con los resultados de resistencia a la tracción y la zona de fallo, reportados previamente por los autores[1]. Se observó que existe una disminución en la resistencia mecánica de las uniones, debido a los cambios microestructurales por la formación de precipitados sobreenvejecidos, β’, de acuerdo con su diagrama de transformación (TTT. Las condiciones de enfriamiento en el baño fundido inherentes a la técnica por AEIM (un solo paso de soldadura, permitieron establecer las características de solidificación y microestructura esperada

  1. Utilização de um contêiner modelo Celle modificado para resfriamento e transporte de sêmen eqüino Use of a Celle modified container for equine semen cooling and transportation

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    G.R. Valle

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available Desenvolveu-se o contêiner modelo Celle modificado para o resfriamento e transporte de sêmen eqüino. O contêiner possibilitou a inseminação de 100 éguas de diversas categorias reprodutivas, em 148 ciclos estrais. Foram utilizadas doses inseminantes de 400 milhões de espermatozóides móveis em 15ml de sêmen diluído em diluidor de leite em pó desnatado/glicose, transportado por um período médio de 215 minutos e temperatura final de 14ºC. As taxas de concepção ao primeiro ciclo e concepção/ciclo foram de 56 e 52%, respectivamente. O contêiner propiciou, durante seu uso em campo, taxa de resfriamento de -0,03ºC/min entre 19ºC e 9ºC, faixa do choque térmico. No entanto, avaliada em condições de laboratório, a taxa de resfriamento foi mais acelerada. O contêiner utilizado permite o resfriamento simultâneo de oito doses inseminantes individualizadas e com mínima aeração.A modified Celle container was developed for equine semen cooling and transportation. It was possible to inseminate 100 mares with 148 estral cycles. Each inseminating dose contained 400 million motile spermatozoa in 15ml extended semen in dry skim milk-glucose extender, transported for 215 min at 14ºC. The conception rates, at first cycle, and conception/cycle were 56 and 52%, respectively. During a field trial, the container propitiated a cooling rate of -0,03ºC/min between 19ºC and 9ºC, the cold shock zone. However, in a laboratory assessment the cooling rate was more accelerated. The container allowed cooling, simultaneously, of eight individual insemination doses with minimal aeration.

  2. Uso de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para estimar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco

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    Rômulo Dias Novaes

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionais de dissector atualmente requerem consideráveis custos financeiros, técnicos e operacionais para estimar o número de células, incluindo cardiomiócitos, em uma área de 3D. OBJETIVO: Usar a microscopia de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para determinar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco em condições normais e patológicas. MÉTODOS: O estudo empregou camundongos Wistar machos com quatro meses de idade e peso de 366,25 ± 88,21 g randomizados em grupos controles (GC, n = 8 e infectados (GI, n = 8. Os animais do GI foram inoculados com cepa Y de T. cruzi (300.000 tripomastigotas/50 g. Após oito semanas, os animais foram pesados e sacrificados. Os Ventrículos Esquerdos (VE foram removidos para análise estereológica da densidade numérica de cardiomiócitos (Nv [c] e o número total dessas células no VE (N [c]. Esses parâmetros foram estimados usando um dissector fluorescente (DF e comparados com os métodos convencionais de dissector óptico (DO e dissector físico (DFi. RESULTADOS: Em ambos os métodos de dissector, os animais do GI apresentaram queda significativa de Nv[c] e N[c] em comparação com os animais do GC (P > 0,05. Uma correlação forte, igual ou superior a 96%, foi obtida entre DF, DO e DFi. CONCLUSÃO: O método DF parece ser igualmente confiável para determinar Nv[c] e N[c] em condições normais e patológicas, apresentando algumas vantagens em relação aos métodos convencionais de dissector: redução de cortes histológicos e imagens na análise estereológica, redução do tempo de análise das imagens, a construção de DF em microscópios simples, utilizando o modo de epifluorescência, distinção de planos de dissector em ampliações inferiores.

  3. Degradación Heliofotocatalítica de Escherichia coli en Sistemas tipo Desinfección SODIS, con Dióxido de Titanio Modificado Escherichia coli Heliophotocatalytic Degradation in Solar Disinfection Systems SODIS, using Modified Titanium Dioxide

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    Camilo A Castro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un estudio sobre la desinfección heliofotocatalítica de agua (DHFCA en sistemas tipo desinfección solar (Solar Disinfection, SODIS. Se usaron fotocatalizadores basados en dióxido de titanio (TiO2 comercial y TiO2 obtenido por el método sol-gel modificados con metales de transición (Ag, Fe, Mo o Pd. Los resultados muestran que la unión de la técnica SODIS con la fotocatálisis permite disminuir el tiempo de exposición a la radiación solar de unidosis de agua infectada, comparado con el necesario para la desinfección total cuando se utiliza el sistema SODIS solo. Además, se encontró que la eficiencia de los fotocatalizadores evaluados en la DHFCA depende del método de preparación y de la naturaleza del metal incorporado. La incorporación de Ag o Pd aumenta la acción bactericida de la DHFCA. La plata presenta una acción adicional a la fotocatalítica debido a sus propiedades bacteriostáticas, mientras que el Pd mejora la fotoactividad gracias a sus propiedades electrónicas.A study concerning the Heliophotocatalytic Disinfection of Water (HPDW, in Solar Disinfection type systems (SODIS is presented. Photocatalysts based on a commercial titanium dioxide (TiO2 and TiO2 obtained by the sol-gel method both modified with transition metals (Ag, Fe, Mo or Pd, were used. Results show that the combination of the SODIS technique with photocatalysis reduces the solar irradiation time exposure of a unidosis of infected water, when compared to the one needed using the SODIS technique alone. In addition, it was observed that both, the synthesis method and the nature of the metal modifying the TiO2 influence the efficiency of the photocatalyst evaluated in HPDW. Inclusion of Ag or Pd enhances the bactericide action of the HPDW system. Ag presents an additional effect besides the photocatalytic one due to its bacteriostatic properties, while Pd enhances the photoactivity due to its electronic properties.

  4. Estudio del equilibrio y cinética de adsorción de Cd(II, Ni(II y Cr(VI usando Quitosano y Quitosano modificado con cobre

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    M. Benavente

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se estudió el equilibrio y la cinética de adsorción de Cd(II, Ni(II en quitosano y Cr(VI en quitosano modificado con cobre. Para ello, soluciones de iones metálicos a diferentes concentraciones, fueron puestas en contacto con el adsorbente y se agitaron por un período de 3 – 4 h. Al final del proceso, las muestras fueron analizadas en un espectrómetro de absorción atómica. Los datos experimentales del equilibrio de adsorción de los iones metálicos fueron evaluados aplicando las isotermas de Langmuir y Freundlich; mientras los datos cinéticos fueron evaluados utilizando los modelos cinéticos de pseudo-primer orden y pseudo-segundo orden. Los resultados del proceso demostraron que los iones fueron eficazmente adsorbidos por el quitosano (Cd y Ni y por el Cu-quitosano (Cr. Además, se comprobó que los datos experimentales del equilibrio de adsorción de Cr(VI y Ni(II se ajustan al modelo de Langmuir; mientras que los datos experimentales del Cd(II fueron mejor ajustados por el modelo de Freundlich. Mediante el uso de la isoterma de Langmuir se determinó la capacidad máxima de adsorción de cromo (29.7 mg/g Cu-quitosano, cadmio (102.0 mg/g quitosano y níquel (83.31 mg/g quitosano. Los resultados de la cinética de adsorción de los iones metálicos mostraron que los datos experimentales fueron mejor ajustados por el modelo de pseudo-segundo orden; es decir, el paso limitante en la velocidad es la reacción de adsorción y no la transferencia de masa.

  5. Corrosión a temperatura alta del acero ferrítico 9Cr-1Mo modificado P91, en atmósferas simuladas oxidantes-carburantes

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    Peña-Ballesteros, D. Y.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available High temperature corrosion in processing units of the chemical, petrochemical, and thermoelectric carbochemical is of high interest, due to the costs generated by sudden failures caused by deterioration in the mechanical properties of metals, being the carburization of the metallic matrix the most important corrosion mechanism resulting in loss of ductility and creep resistance. In this research a 9Cr-1Mo modified steel P91 was exposed to simulated atmospheres oxidant-fuel gas mixtures simultaneous in equilibrium of CO, CO2, CH4, H2O and H2, similar to those produced in the refining industry, at temperatures between 550 and 750 ºC. The microstructural evolution of the metal matrix was analyzed, also the growth, evolution and behavior of oxide layers and carburized, establishing the mechanism of deterioration of the material and the extent of damage for times exceeding 700 h of exposure.

    La corrosión a temperatura alta en unidades de transformación de la industria química, petroquímica, carboquímica y termoeléctrica es de alto interés, debido a los costos generados por fallas repentinas causadas por el deterioro en las propiedades mecánicas de los metales, siendo la carburación de la matriz metálica el mecanismo de corrosión más importante produciendo pérdida de ductilidad y resistencia a la termofluencia. En esta investigación un acero 9Cr-1Mo modificado P91 se expuso a atmósferas simuladas oxidantes-carburantes simultáneas de mezclas gaseosas en equilibrio de CO, CO2, CH4, H2O y H2, similares a las producidas en los equipos de la industria de refinación, a temperaturas entre 550 y 750 oC. Se analizó la evolución microestructural de la matriz metálica, también el crecimiento, evolución y el comportamiento de capas de óxidos y carburadas, estableciéndose el mecanismo de deterioro del material y la extensión de daño para

  6. ALENT SELECTION IN SPORTS AND ASSESSMENT OF THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND SOME PERFORMANCE PROFILES OF FEMALE CHILDREN BETWEEN 8-10 YEARS-OLD IN GUIDANCE TO SPORTS (ANKARA SAMPLE

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    Vedat AYAN

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available ABSRACTIn this study it is aimed to examine some performance charecteristics, somatotype and anthropometric characteristics of female children- between 8 &10 years old - for sports training and talent identification.In this study 1777 volunteer secondary school female students, 9±1 years old, from 23 schools in Ankara, participated in the subject group. In our study 11 anthropometric measurements such as, skinfold ticknesses, circumference and width measurements were taken. Heath-Carter method was used to determine the somatotype characteristics. Of performance characteristics, standing long jump test, vertical jump test, sitting ball throwing test, 20 m. speed run test and shuttle run test were applied. The statistical analyses of the measurements were calculated by using SPSS 11.0. The mean somatotype values of the female students that participated were found as endomorphy 3,96±0.86 mesomorphy 3,65±1,14 ectomorphy 2,96±1,43 and the performance test mean values were as follows; vertical jump 17,27±4,09 cm standing long jump 94,72±16,83 cm, 20 m speed run test 4,76±0,47 sec, sitting ball throwing 78,16±23,39 cm, shuttle run test 19,19±7,37 shuttle.The results that we have reached through this study will contribute to the knowledge –available at present- about talent identification and talent selection in sports and to establishing the normative values and to benefiting the investments on sports and sportspeople at maximum level and to the studies done in this field in our country.

  7. Aplicabilidade da metodologia de reação de polimerase em cadeia em tempo real na determinação do percentual de organismos geneticamente modificados em alimentos Applicability of the real-time polymerase chain reaction based-methods in quantification of genetically modified organisms in foods

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    Natália Eudes Fagundes de Barros

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A detecção de organismos geneticamente modificados na cadeia alimentar é um aspecto importante para todos os assuntos envolvidos no controle de matéria-prima, na indústria de alimentos e na distribuição. A rotulagem e a rastreabilidade de organismos geneticamente modificados são questões atuais que são consideradas para o comércio e a regulamentação. Atualmente, a rotulagem de alimentos processados contendo material transgênico detectável é exigida pela legislação brasileira. O governo brasileiro publicou Decreto nº 4.680 em abril de 2003, que exige rotulagem para todos os alimentos ou ingredientes de alimento, com o limite para rotulagem de 1%. Embora a tecnologia de reação em cadeia da polimerase tenha algumas limitações, a alta sensibilidade e especificidade explicam sua escolha por parte dos laboratórios interessados em realizar análises de detecção de organismos geneticamente modificados e seus derivados. Entre os métodos atualmente disponíveis, aqueles baseados na reação em cadeia da polimerase geralmente são aceitos, considerando a sensibilidade e a confiabilidade na detecção de material geneticamente modificado-derivado em análises de rotina. Neste artigo, apresenta-se uma revisão de métodos atualmente disponíveis baseados na reação em cadeia da polimerase para detecção, identificação e quantificação de organismos geneticamente modificados e seus derivados, discutindo sua aplicabilidade e suas limitações.Detection of genetically modified organisms in the food chain is an important issue for all subjects involved in raw material control, food industry and distribution. Both labeling and traceability of genetically modified organisms are current issues that are considered for trade and regulation. Currently, labeling of genetically modified foods containing detectable transgenic material is required by the Brazilian legislation. The Brazilian government published the Decree nº 4.680 in April

  8. Structural Basis for the Binding of the Neutralizing Antibody, 7D11, to the Poxvirus L1 Protein

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    protein, antigen binding, anti- pox drugs, therapeutics 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT SAR 18. NUMBER OF PAGES 11 19a...Ankara ( MVA ) elicit robust long-term protection. Virology 341 (1), 91–101. Davies, D.R., Padlan, E., Sheriff, S., 1990. Antibody–antigen complexes. Annu

  9. Rapid and High-Throughput pan-Orthopoxvirus Detection and Identification using PCR and Mass Spectrometry

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    2009-07-01

    ATCC; VR-2379 Vtk-79 ? ? ATCC; VR-2031 A5 ? ? USAMRIID Modified Vaccinia Ankara ( MVA ) 1971 Munich, Germany BEI NR-2634 Lister 1892 Elsetree, London...identification and differentiation of small pox and other orthopoxviruses. J Clin Microbiol 33: 2069–2076. 19. Espy MJ, Cockerill IF, Meyer RF, Bowen MD

  10. Measurements of 222Rn, 220Rn, and CO2 Emissions in Natural CO2 Fields in Wyoming: MVA Techniques for Determining Gas Transport and Caprock Integrity

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    Kaszuba, John [Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States); Sims, Kenneth [Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States)

    2014-09-30

    An integrated field-laboratory program evaluated the use of radon and CO2 flux measurements to constrain source and timescale of CO2 fluxes in environments proximate to CO2 storage reservoirs. By understanding the type and depth of the gas source, the integrity of a CO2 storage reservoir can be assessed and monitored. The concept is based on correlations of radon and CO2 fluxes observed in volcanic systems. This fundamental research is designed to advance the science of Monitoring, Verification, and Accounting (MVA) and to address the Carbon Storage Program goal of developing and validating technologies to ensure 99 percent storage performance. Graduate and undergraduate students conducted the research under the guidance of the Principal Investigators; in doing so they were provided with training opportunities in skills required for implementing and deploying CCS technologies. Although a final method or “tool” was not developed, significant progress was made. The field program identified issues with measuring radon in environments rich in CO2. Laboratory experiments determined a correction factor to apply to radon measurements made in CO2-bearing environments. The field program also identified issues with radon and CO2-flux measurements in soil gases at a natural CO2 analog. A systematic survey of radon and CO2 flux in soil gases at the LaBarge CO2 Field in Southwest Wyoming indicates that measurements of 222Rn (radon), 220Rn (thoron), and CO2 flux may not be a robust method for monitoring the integrity of a CO2 storage reservoir. The field program was also not able to correlate radon and CO2 flux in the CO2-charged springs of the Thermopolis hydrothermal system. However, this part of the program helped to motivate the aforementioned laboratory experiments that determined

  11. Evaluación de la adherencia de uniones adhesivas metálicas con adhesivos epoxídicos modificados Evaluation of the adherence of bonded metallic joints with modified epoxy adhesives

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    Filiberto González Garcia

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo fueron evaluadas las propiedades adhesivas de la resina epoxídica del tipo éter diglicidílico del bisfenol A. La resina fue modificada con dos modificadores poliméricos, uno de ellos un copolímero derivado del butadieno, y el otro un copolímero acrílico con el propósito de aumentar la tenacidad de la resina. Tres aminas alifáticas primarias fueron utilizadas como agentes de curado, trietilentetramina, N-(2-aminoetilpiperazina e isoforondiamina. Las propiedades adhesivas fueron investigadas usando la resina pura, así como la resina modificada. Las propiedades adhesivas de la resina modificada y pura fueron estudiadas usando como adherente una aleación de acero (ASTM A36. La adherencia fue evaluada por ensayos de adhesión usando tres geometrías de uniones adhesivas de acero-acero. El comportamiento reológico de los adhesivos fue investigado en condiciones isotérmicas. Los parámetros reológicos relacionados con la reacción de polimerización tales como velocidad de reacción, tiempo de manipulación, y tiempo de gelación de los adhesivos puros fueron relacionados con la estructura química del agente de curado. El tiempo de separación de fases, y de gelación de los adhesivos modificados fue relacionado con la morfología generada, y con la velocidad de la reacción, respectivamente. La morfología fue caracterizada por microscopia electrónica de barrido. La adherencia de las uniones adhesivas sometidas a las diferentes solicitaciones mecánicas fue relacionada a la morfología generada por la fase dispersa de cada modificador, y con las estructuras de redes de los adhesivos.In this work the adhesive properties of epoxy resins based on diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A have been evaluated. The epoxy resin was modified with butadiene and acrylic copolymers to obtain toughened adhesives. The aliphatic primary amines triethylenetetramine, N-(2-aminoethylpiperazine and isophorone diamine were investigated as curing

  12. Deslizamientos epifisarios femorales proximales >30º. Procedimiento de Dunn modificado. Evaluación anatómica y funcional en una cohorte retrospectiva. [Slipped capital femoral epiphysis >30º. Modified Dunn procedure. Anatomical and functional evaluation in a retrospective cohort

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    Francisco Praglia

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción La deformidad residual resultante de un deslizamiento epifisario femoral proximal moderado o grave conduce a osteoartritis prematura debida al choque femoroacetabular. Los objetivos del trabajo fueron evaluar la mejoría de la anatomía del fémur proximal y evaluar la función de la cadera en pacientes con deslizamiento epifisario femoral proximal >30 grados tratados con el procedimiento de Dunn modificado, a corto plazo. Material y Métodos Cohorte retrospectiva de pacientes con deslizamiento epifisario femoral proximal >30 grados, tratados con luxación controlada de cadera y el procedimiento de Dunn modificado. Se evaluaron mediciones clínicas y radiológicas preoperatorias y posoperatorias, hallazgos intraoperatorios y funcionalidad con los puntajes de Harris y de D’aubigne-Postel. Resultados Trece casos, mediana de edad 12 años y mediana de seguimiento 14 meses. El ángulo de deslizamiento de Southwick preoperatorio (75 grados, ri 67-85 y posoperatorio (10 grados, ri 5-17 mostró una disminución estadísticamente significativa (p <0,001. El offset radio cabeza-cuello preoperatorio (-0,13 versus el posoperatorio (0,12 obtuvo una mejoría significativa (p 0,002. El 69,2% de los pacientes presentó daño de alguna estructura intraarticular. Los puntajes promedio de funcionalidad fueron 14,6 (muy buena mejoría y 83,4 (bueno. Complicaciones: necrosis avascular 15,3% y condrólisis 15,3%. Conclusion Esta técnica restaura la anatomía del fémur proximal y la funcionalidad de la cadera a corto plazo. aunque no disponemos de resultados a largo plazo, al menos en teoría, serían buenos. Sin embargo, la luxación controlada con Dunn modificado no está exenta de complicaciones y el riesgo de necrosis avascular y condrólisis persiste.

  13. Uso de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para estimar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco Uso de fluorescencia en un método de disector modificado para estimar el número de miocitos en el tejido cardíaco Use of fluorescence in a modified disector method to estimate the number of myocytes in cardiac tissue

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    Rômulo Dias Novaes

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionais de dissector atualmente requerem consideráveis custos financeiros, técnicos e operacionais para estimar o número de células, incluindo cardiomiócitos, em uma área de 3D. OBJETIVO: Usar a microscopia de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para determinar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco em condições normais e patológicas. MÉTODOS: O estudo empregou camundongos Wistar machos com quatro meses de idade e peso de 366,25 ± 88,21 g randomizados em grupos controles (GC, n = 8 e infectados (GI, n = 8. Os animais do GI foram inoculados com cepa Y de T. cruzi (300.000 tripomastigotas/50 g. Após oito semanas, os animais foram pesados e sacrificados. Os Ventrículos Esquerdos (VE foram removidos para análise estereológica da densidade numérica de cardiomiócitos (Nv [c] e o número total dessas células no VE (N [c]. Esses parâmetros foram estimados usando um dissector fluorescente (DF e comparados com os métodos convencionais de dissector óptico (DO e dissector físico (DFi. RESULTADOS: Em ambos os métodos de dissector, os animais do GI apresentaram queda significativa de Nv[c] e N[c] em comparação com os animais do GC (P > 0,05. Uma correlação forte, igual ou superior a 96%, foi obtida entre DF, DO e DFi. CONCLUSÃO: O método DF parece ser igualmente confiável para determinar Nv[c] e N[c] em condições normais e patológicas, apresentando algumas vantagens em relação aos métodos convencionais de dissector: redução de cortes histológicos e imagens na análise estereológica, redução do tempo de análise das imagens, a construção de DF em microscópios simples, utilizando o modo de epifluorescência, distinção de planos de dissector em ampliações inferiores.FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionales de disector actualmente requieren considerables costos financieros, técnicos y operativos para estimar el número de células, incluyendo cardiomiocitos, en un

  14. Caracterização de propriedades funcionais do isolado protéico de sementes de algaroba (Prosopis juliflora(SW D.C.. modificado por acetilação Characterization of functional prorperties of acylated mesquite bean (Prosopis juliflora (SW D.C. protein isolate

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    José Barros da SILVA

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available O isolado protéico das sementes de algaroba (Prosopis juliflora (SW D.C. foi modificado com anidrido acético nas concentrações de 5, 10, 20 e 30% (V/P, resultando, portanto, nos respectivos graus de modificação: 69,5; 83,2; 89,7 e 91,1% da lisina disponível. Caracterizou-se a funcionalidade do isolado nas formas não modificada e acetilada. O isolado não modificado apresentou alta solubilidade em pH ácido e básico, com exceção da faixa de pH 4 a 6. A acetilação deslocou o ponto isoelétrico das proteínas do pH 5 para o pH 4,5 , diminuiu em pequena extensão a solubilidade abaixo do ponto isoelétrico e aumentou a partir do pH 5, principalmente em pH 7. A capacidade de absorção de água e de óleo do isolado não modificado, que por sua vez se mostrou baixa (1,89 e 1,04g/g proteína, não melhorou satisfatoriamente após a modificação. O efeito de modificação nas propriedades espumantes foi maior com relação ao volume e a expansão da espuma formada do que na sua estabilidade. A capacidade emulsificante do isolado acetilado aumentou em grande extensão, no entanto, a atividade emulsificante e estabilidade de emulsão revelaram pequenos incrementos, em comparação com o isolado não modificado.Protein isolate from seed of mesquite bean (P. juliflora (SW D.C were modified with acetic anhydride at concentrations 5, 10, 20 and 30% (ml per 100 g of protein thus resulting 69.5; 83.2; 89.7 and 91.1% modification of available lysine. Functional characteristic of protein isolate was studied in native and acetilated form. Protein isolate in native form presented high solubility at acidic and basic pH, except in the pH range of 4 to 6. Acetilation shifted the isoelectric point of the proteins pH 5.0 to a pH 4.5; reduced the solubility at pH values below the isoelectric point and increased above pH 5.0, mainly at pH 7.0. The capacity of water and oil absorption of the native protein was small (1.89 and 1.04 g and did not improve

  15. Avaliação do desenvolvimento in vitro de carie secundaria em esmalte e dentina radicular adjacentes a restauração metalica cimentada : comparação entre cimento de ionometro de vidro modificado por resina e cimento de fosfato de zinco

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    Resumo: A cárie secundária é apontada como a principal causa de fracasso de restaurações fixas indiretas. Materiais que liberam flúor têm sido recomendados para pacientes com alto risco à cárie, mas não há evidências conclusivas sobre seu efeito em próteses fixas. Este trabalho avaliou a influência do cimento de ionômero de vidro modificado por resina no desenvolvimento in vitro de cárie em esmalte e dentina radicular adjacentes a restauração metálica cimentada, em comparação com o cimento de...

  16. Comparación in Vitro de las Propiedades Físico - Químicas de un Ionómero de Vidrio Convencional, un Cermet Y un Ionómero de Vidrio Modificado con Aleación para Amalgama

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    Cosio, Herbert; Universidad Alas Peruanas; Zuñiga, Gladys; Zvietcovich, María

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    El propósito fue comparar in vitro las propiedades físico - químicas de un ionomero de vidrio convencional, un cermet y un ionomero de vidrio modificado con aleación para amalgama. El trabajo de investigación consto de 90 troqueles, que cumplieron estrictamente los criterios de selección. Evaluando tres propiedades; resistencia a la compresión, abrasión y erosión con el ácido cítrico. La resistencia a la compresión con la prensa hidráulica, nos mostró que no existe diferencia estadísticamente...

  17. Ns1 is a key protein in the vaccine composition to protect Ifnar(-/- mice against infection with multiple serotypes of African horse sickness virus.

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    Francisco de la Poza

    Full Text Available African horse sickness virus (AHSV belongs to the genus Orbivirus. We have now engineered naked DNAs and recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (rMVA expressing VP2 and NS1 proteins from AHSV-4. IFNAR((-/- mice inoculated with DNA/rMVA-VP2,-NS1 from AHSV-4 in an heterologous prime-boost vaccination strategy generated significant levels of neutralizing antibodies specific of AHSV-4. In addition, vaccination stimulated specific T cell responses against the virus. The vaccine elicited partial protection against an homologous AHSV-4 infection and induced cross-protection against the heterologous AHSV-9. Similarly, IFNAR((-/- mice vaccinated with an homologous prime-boost strategy with rMVA-VP2-NS1 from AHSV-4 developed neutralizing antibodies and protective immunity against AHSV-4. Furthermore, the levels of immunity were very high since none of vaccinated animals presented viraemia when they were challenged against the homologous AHSV-4 and very low levels when they were challenged against the heterologous virus AHSV-9. These data suggest that the immunization with rMVA/rMVA was more efficient in protection against a virulent challenge with AHSV-4 and both strategies, DNA/rMVA and rMVA/rMVA, protected against the infection with AHSV-9. The inclusion of the protein NS1 in the vaccine formulations targeting AHSV generates promising multiserotype vaccines.

  18. Características físico-químicas de amidos modificados com permanganato de potássio/ácido lático e hipoclorito de sódio/ácido lático Physicochemical characteristics of starches modified with potassium permanganate/lactic acid and sodium hypochlorite/lactic acid

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    Roberto Marques Silva

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Amidos oxidados em elevadas concentrações produzem pastas fluidas, são estáveis à retrogradação e aplicados em indústrias de papel, têxtil e de alimentos. Esta propriedade é atribuída à presença de carboxilas, com cargas negativas e mais volumosas que as hidroxilas. Neste trabalho, amidos de batata, batata doce, mandioca, mandioquinha salsa, milho e milho ceroso foram modificados com KMnO4/ácido lático e NaOCl/ácido lático e caracterizados quanto ao teor de carboxilas, poder redutor, coloração diferencial, propriedade de expansão e propriedades viscoamilográficas, em água e tampões acetato (pH 4,0 e fosfato (pH 7,0. Amidos de milho ceroso e de mandioca modificados com KMnO4/ácido lático apresentaram elevadas expansões (25,8 e 24,1 mL.g-1, respectivamente. As pastas de amido de milho ceroso resistiram a ciclos de congelamento/descongelamento. A coloração diferencial e o teor de carboxilas não permitiram diferenciar as amostras; apenas o amido de batata reagiu com azul de metileno devido aos grupos fosfato. Quanto ao pH e acidez, as amostras apresentaram valores próximos da neutralidade, exceto o amido de milho e milho ceroso modificados com NaOCl. Amidos oxidados com KMnO4/ácido lático apresentaram picos de viscosidade inferiores aos tratados com NaOCl. Os picos de viscosidade em tampão fosfato foram inferiores aos em água e em tampão acetato.Oxidized starches produce low-viscosity pastes even in high concentrations, are stable to retrogradation and are used in the paper, textile and food industries. This property is attributed to the presence of carboxyl groups, which have negative charges and are bulkier than hydroxyls. In this work, potato, sweet potato, Peruvian carrot, cassava, corn and waxy corn starches were modified with oxidative reagents and characterized with respect to their carboxyl content, reducing power, differential dyeing, expansion power and viscographic properties, in water, acetate buffer (p

  19. Effect of one-bottle adhesive systems on the fluoride release of a resin-modified glass ionomer Efeito dos sistemas adesivos de frasco único na liberação de flúor de um cimento de ionômero de vidro modificado por resina

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    Linda Wang

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available A dhesive systems associated to resin-modified glass ionomer cements are employed for the achievement of a higher bond strength to dentin. Despite this benefit, other properties should not be damaged. This study aimed at evaluating the short-time fluoride release of a resin-modified glass ionomer cement coated with two one-bottle adhesive systems in a pH cycling system. Four combinations were investigated: G1: Vitremer (V; G2: Vitremer + Primer (VP; G3: Vitremer + Single Bond (VSB and G4: Vitremer + Prime & Bond 2.1 (VPB. SB is a fluoride-free and PB is a fluoride-containing system. After preparation of the Vitremer specimens, two coats of the selected adhesive system were carefully applied and light-cured. Specimens were immersed in demineralizing solution for 6 hours followed by immersion in remineralizing solution for 18 hours, totalizing the 15-day cycle. All groups released fluoride in a similar pattern, with a greater release in the beginning and decreasing with time. VP showed the greatest fluoride release, followed by V, with no statistical difference. VSB and VPB released less fluoride compared to V and VP, with statistical difference. Regardless the one-bottle adhesive system, application of coating decreased the fluoride release from the resin-modified glass ionomer cements. This suggests that this combination would reduce the beneficial effect of the restorative material to the walls around the restoration.Sistemas adesivos são associados aos cimentos de ionômero de vidro modificados por resina para a obtenção de maior resistência adesiva à dentina. Apesar deste benefício, outras propriedades não devem ser prejudicadas. Este estudo se propôs a avaliar a liberação de flúor a curto prazo de um cimento de ionômero de vidro modificado por resina coberto com dois diferentes sistemas adesivos em um modelo de ciclagem de pH. Quatro associações foram testadas: G1: Vitremer (V; G2: Vitremer + Primer (VP; G3: Vitremer + Single

  20. Genetic Parameters and Predictive Genetic Gain in Maize with Modified Recurrent Selection Method Parámetros Genéticos y Ganancia Genética Predicha en Maíz con el Método de Selección Recurrente Modificado

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    Anderson Afonso Doná

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The modified recurrent selection method suggests a less productive population to test the other population more productive and itself aiming to have more genetic gains than tradition recurrent selection method that uses one population to test the other one. The objectives of this work were to estimate the genetic components, to predict and to evaluate the genetic gains of the SynFlint and Syndent populations of maize (Zea mays L., applying a modified recurrent selection method. Two recombination cycles were carried out, with 144 Si progeny per cycle. These progenies were test crossed with SynFlint, generating a SynFlint x Syndent inter-population and a SynFlint x SynFlint intra-population. The progenies were evaluated in five environments in the first cycle of selection and in three in the second cycle of selection, in a 12 x 12 lattice. Genetic variability in plant height and ear height, ear weight and prolificacy was observed in the first cycle of selection and in plant height and ear height in the second cycle. The intensity of selection practiced in the first cycle exhausted the genetic variability in ear weight and prolificacy. It can conclude that the two maize populations evaluated do not show adequate levels of genetic variability and predicted genetics gains estimates to allow their use in breeding programs to obtain lines and superior hybrids; and the modified recurrent selection method is inefficient to increase in population performance per se for the two populations.El método de selección recurrente modificado sugiere el uso de una población menos productiva para probar otra población más productiva y a sí misma que difiere del método de selección recurrente tradicional en que usa una población para testar otra. Los objetivos de este trabajo fueron estimar los componentes genéticos, predecir y evaluar los avances de la ganancia genética y las poblaciones SynFlint y Syndent de maíz (Zea mays L. con un método modificado

  1. Modeling precipitation of short duration by means of the modified Bartlett-Lewis rectangular pulse model Modelagem da precipitação de curta duração por meio do modelo de pulsos retangulares de Bartlett-Lewis modificado

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    Álvaro José Back

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the mathematical modeling of rainfall of duration less than one hour using the modified Bartlett-Lewis model with six parameters. The data used were for the period October 1980 to December 2007, from recording rain gauges (pluviographs at the meteorological station of Epagri, Urussanga, south of Santa Catarina (latitude 28.31° S, longitude 48.19 ° W. Based on simulations of series with 100 years of data it can be concluded that: the adjustment of the parameters of the modified Bartlett-Lewis model enables the simulation of rain at intervals as small as 5 minutes of duration, preserving the statistical properties of precipitation over various intervals of aggregation in time. In general there was a tendency toward overestimation of the probability of dry periods and underestimation of the covariance for intervals of 24 hours, especially in summer. The total annual rainfall simulated for all time intervals examined remains within the confidence interval of 95%.Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a modelagem matemática da precipitação pluviométrica de duração inferior a uma hora por meio do modelo de Bartlett-Lewis modificado com seis parâmetros. Foi utilizada a série de dados pluviográficos do período de outubro de 1980 a dezembro de 2007 da estação meteorológica da Epagri, Urussanga, Sul de Santa Catarina (latitude 28,31º S, longitude 48,19º W. Com base nas simulações de séries com 100 anos de dados pode-se concluir que: o ajuste dos parâmetros do modelo de Bartlett-Lewis modificado possibilita a simulação de chuvas com intervalos de duração de até 5 minutos preservando as propriedades estatísticas da precipitação em vários níveis de agregação temporal. De forma geral observou-se a tendência de superestimativa da probabilidade dos períodos serem secos e subestimativa da covariância para intervalos de 24 horas, principalmente no verão e que os totais anuais de

  2. Tradução para a língua portuguesa e adaptação cultural do questionário Rowe modificado para atletas arremessadores Translation to portuguese language and cross-cultural adaptation of the modified Rowe score for overhead athletes

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    Freddy Beretta Marcondes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Realizar a tradução e adaptação cultural do questionário Rowe modificado para atletas arremessadores. MÉTODOS: O processo de tradução e adaptação cultural envolveu as etapas de tradução, síntese, retrotradução e revisão pelo grupo de tradução. Foi então criada uma versão pré-final do questionário, sendo os domínios "função" e "dor" aplicados a 20 atletas que realizam movimentos de arremesso e que sofreram lesões do tipo SLAP no ombro dominante, e os domínios "teste de compressão ativa e teste de apreensão anterior" e "mobilidade" foram aplicados a 15 profissionais da saúde. RESULTADOS: Durante o processo de tradução foram realizadas pequenas alterações no questionário com o objetivo de adaptá-lo à cultura brasileira, sem alterar a semântica e o conceito idiomático originalmente descritos. CONCLUSÕES: O questionário foi facilmente compreendido pelos sujeitos do estudo, sendo possível obter a versão brasileira do questionário Rowe modificado para avaliar a capacidade funcional de atletas arremessadores que passaram por tratamento cirúrgico da lesão do tipo SLAP.OBJECTIVE: Study was to translate and culturally adapt the modified Rowe score for overhead athletes. METHODS: The translation and cultural adaptation process initially involved the stages of transla tion, synthesis, back-translation, and revision by the Translation Group. It was than created the pre-final version of the question naire, being the areas "function" and "pain" applied to 20 athletes that perform overhead movements and that suffered SLAP lesions in the dominant shoulder and the areas "active compression test and anterior apprehension test" and "motion" were applied to 15 health professionals. RESULTS: During the translation process there were made little modifications in the questionnaire in order to adapt it to Brazilian culture, without changing the semantics and the idiomatic concept originally described. CONCLUSIONS

  3. Métodos de coloração de Roeser (1972: modificado - e Kropp (1972 visando a substituição do azul de astra por azul de alcião 8GS ou 8GX Staining methods of modified Roeser (1972 and Kropp (1972, aiming at substituing the astra blue by alcian blue 8GS or 8GX

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    Rebeca Luque

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Em folhas de Lychnophora ericoides, Coffea arabica e Nymphaea mexicana foram testados métodos de coloração baseados em Roeser (1972 modificado e Kropp (1972, visando a substituição do corante azul de astra por azul de alcião 8GS ou 8GX. As amostras foram fixadas em FAA, desidratadas em série butílica terciária e incluídas em parafina. Os cortes histológicos transversais foram corados segundo diferentes baterias de coloração, modificadas quanto ao tipo de corante usado, diferenciador e série de desidratação. As lâminas permanentes foram preparadas com bálsamo-do-canadá sintético. Os resultados obtidos evidenciaram que o método de Roeser (1972 modificado é melhor que o de Kropp (1972, nas condições deste experimento. O azul de astra pode ser substituído por azul de alcião 8GX e a desidratação pode ser em série isopropílica ou etílica, sem grande diferença entre elas. São discutidos os resultados provenientes das diferentes colorações.Staining methods based on modified Roeser (1972 as well as that of Kropp (1972 were done with leaves of Lychnophora ericoides, Coffea arabica and Nymphaea mexicana aiming at substituing the astra blue stain by alcian blue 8GS or 8GX. Samples were fixed in FAA, dehydrated in teit-butyl alcohol series and embedded in paraffin. The histological transversal sections were stained in different staining batteries, modified according to the type of stains and differentiators, and the series of dehydration. Permanent slides were prepared with synthetic Canada balsam. The results obtained indicate that the modified Roeser method (1972 is better than that of Kropp (1972 under present experimental conditions. The astra blue can be substituted by alcian blue 8GX and dehydration can be isopropylic or ethylic, with little difference between them. The results obtained with the different staining techniques used are discussed.

  4. REMOCIÓN DE AZUL DE METILENO EN MEDIO ACUOSO MEDIANTE EL USO DE BAGAZO DE CAÑA DE AZÚCAR Y RASTROJO DE MAÍZ MODIFICADOS CON IONES SO4-2 Y PO4-3

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    Raúl E. Contreras

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta la modificación química del bagazo de caña de azúcar (B.C. y el rastrojo de maíz (R.M. mediante el uso de H2SO4, HCl y H3PO4. Estos materiales fueron probados en la remoción de azul de metileno en un medio acuoso, a una concentración de 10 ppm en un reactor batch con agitación continua y 1 g/L de material absorbente. Se tomaron muestras cada 10 minutos durante 1 hora y se midió su absorbancia en un espectrofotómetro UV-Vis Cary 50 Varian a 665 nm. En los resultados se observa que el R.M. y el B.C. son absorbentes utilizándolos con H3PO4 al 80 %, ya que remueven un 98.6 % en comparación con materiales sin modificar que tienen un 92 %. Los materiales modificados poseen una absorción de 98.6 % comparado con 60.8 % del carbón activado. Estos materiales son una nueva alternativa para la remoción de colorantes en un medio acuoso.

  5. A problemática dos organismos geneticamente modificados e a formação científica do cidadão comum: um estudo com manuais escolares de Ciências Naturais do 9º ano adotados em Portugal

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    Luís Dourado

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Uma das aplicações da biotecnologia são os organismos geneticamente modificados (OGM, os quais têm uma utilização cada vez maior, apresentando vantagens, mas, também, sendo referidos como organismos potencialmente perigosos. Correspondendo a esses factos, os manuais de ciências dedicam algumas das suas páginas à biotecnologia, sendo os OGMs um dos aspetos focados. Nesse sentido e considerando a importância que o manual escolar tem na educação em ciências, procedemos a um estudo que envolveu a análise dos manuais escolares de ciências naturais do 9º ano adotados em Portugal, na parte respeitante aos OGMs. Neste estudo verificou-se que os manuais nem sempre apresentam a informação correta e necessária, de forma adequada, e que nem sempre lhe dão o devido destaque. Dado que a nossa investigação revela a existência de falhas ao nível dos manuais, as conclusões obtidas podem contribuir para uma melhoria dos mesmos e, consequentemente, da qualidade da educação em ciências.

  6. Ankara’daki Üniversite ve Halk Kütüphanelerinde Çalışan Kütüphanecilerin İş Doyumları Üzerine Bir Araştırma =A Research on Job Satisfaction of Librarians Employed at University and Public Libraries in Ankara

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    Yılmaz, Bülent

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Kişinin yaptığı işten hoşnut olması anlamına gelen iş doyumu genelde ve kütüphanecilik alanı açısından işteki başarı ve verimliliği etkileyen, aynı zamanda insanın yaşamdan doyum almasına önemli katkıda bulunan çok boyutlu bir olgudur. Bu çalışmada, öncelikle iş doyumu hakkında genel ve kütüphanecilik temelli kuramsal bilgi verilmiştir. Daha sonra yapılan araştırma sonuçları değerlendirilmiş ve konu ile ilgili öneriler sunulmuştur. Bu çalışmaya konu olan araştırma Ankara'da bulunan üniversite ve halk kütüphanelerinde çalışan kütüphaneciler üzerinde gerçekleştirilmiştir. Ankara'daki on üniversite kütüphanesinden 69, altı halk kütüphanesinden 20 olmak üzere toplam 89 kütüphaneciye Mayıs 2009 tarihinde anket uygulanmıştır. Anket için Spector'un "İş Doyumu Ölçeği" temel alınmıştır. Araştırmada elde edilen sonuçlara göre, üniversite ve halk kütüphanelerinde çalışan kütüphanecilerin genelde iş doyumları arasında istatistiksel olarak anlamlı bir fark bulunmadığı, ancak, bazı unsurlar arasında anlamlı farklılıklar olduğu saptanmıştır.Job satisfaction, which signifi es an individual's happiness in his/her occupation, is a multidimensional case that aff ects success and productivity at work, in general terms and in the fi eld of librarianship. This article off ers primarily general information on job satisfaction and librarianship-based theoretical information. It also evaluates the conclusions of a questionnaire and off ers related suggestions. The research focused on the librarians employed at university and public libraries in Ankara. A questionnaire was administered in May 2009 to 69 university librarians and 20 others employed by public libraries, bringing the total to 89 professional men and women. The questionnaire has been based on the Spector's "Job Satisfaction Survey". According to the conclusions that may be derived from the research

  7. Private sports centers in Ankara task levels of job satisfaction of staff engaged in evaluationAnkara’daki özel spor merkezlerinde çalışan personelin iş doyum düzeylerinin değerlendirilmesi

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    Yalçın Uyar

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to assess job satisfaction levels of the personnel that is working for private sports centers in Ankara. Approximately 700 personnel working for 45 private sports centers in Ankara having at least 400 members constitute universe of the research which is held according to descriptive research model. Also, 87 female (%50,6 and 85 male (%49,4 making total of 172 personnel composed work group of the research. As data collection tool, Balcı (1985 is used to define job satisfaction scale developed by the private sports center staff. Analysis of the data standard deviation, arithmetic means, that we look at the factor analysis and item-total correlations, analysis of variance to compare the differences between groups and t-test was used. In the safety study for overall Cronbach's Alpha coefficient was calculated to be .945. As a result of the work of private sports center staff it has been shown to provide great satisfaction rate.   Özet Bu araştırmanın amacı,Ankara’daki özel spor merkezlerinde çalışan personelin iş doyum düzeylerinin değerlendirilmesidir.Betimsel ilişkisel tarama modeline uygun olarak düzenlenen araştırmanın evrenini,Ankara’da,en az 400 üyesi bulunan yaklaşık 45 özel spor merkezinde görev yapan yaklaşık 700 çalışan oluşturmaktadır.Çalışma grubunu ise,anılan  evren içerisinde tesadüfi yöntem ile seçilmiş Ankara ilindeki özel spor merkezlerinin değişik kademelerinde görev yapan 87 kadın(% 50,6,85 erkek(%49,4 olmak üzere toplam 172 kişi oluşturmaktadır.Araştırmada veri toplama aracı olarak, Balcı(1985tarafından geliştirilen iş doyum ölçeği özel spor merkezi çalışanlarına uyarlanarak  kullanılmıştır. Verilerin analizinde standart sapma, aritmetik ortalamalar, faktör analizi ve madde–toplam test korelasyonuna bakılmış, grup ortalamaları arasındaki farklılıkları karşılaştırmak için varyans analizi ve t-testi kullan

  8. Uso do índice de Kotelchuck modificado na avaliação da assistência pré-natal e sua relação com as características maternas e o peso do recém-nascido no Município do Rio de Janeiro Use of the modified Kotelchuck index in the evaluation of prenatal care and its relationship to maternal characteristics and birth weight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Maria do Carmo Leal

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available O índice de Kotelchuck (IK foi modificado e utilizado para avaliar a assistência pré-natal prestada no Município do Rio de Janeiro - Brasil, em uma amostra de 9920 puérperas de parto único. Regressões multivariadas logística ordinal (RMLO e linear (RML foram utilizadas para estimar a importância de fatores demográficos, psicossociais e obstétricos no IK modificado e seus efeitos no peso ao nascer (PN, respectivamente. Apenas 38,5% das parturientes do Município do Rio de Janeiro foram classificadas como de cuidado pré-natal adequado ou intensivo. Após ajustamento por outros preditores, mantiveram-se como variáveis explicativas do IK: o nível de instrução, viver com o pai do RN, tentar abortar, diabetes, satisfação com a gravidez, cor da pele, paridade, idade e local de residência. O PN associou-se com o IK modificado, mesmo após o controle de variáveis sociodemográficas, comportamentais e biológicas. A utilização adequada da assistência pré-natal no Município do Rio de Janeiro contribuiu na prevenção do PN e as mães que menos utilizaram os serviços pré-natais têm piores condições socioeducacionais, de apoio familiar e de risco obstétrico.The Kotelchuck index (KI was modified and used to evaluate prenatal care provided in the City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in a sample of 9,920 post-partum women following singleton deliveries. Ordinal logistic regression (OLR and multivariate linear regression (LMR were used to estimate the importance of demographic, psychosocial, and obstetric factors for modified KI and the effects on birth weight (BW, respectively. Only 38.5% of the sample was classified as having received adequate or intensive prenatal care. After adjusting for other predictors, the explanatory variables for KI were: mother's schooling, living with the newborn's father, attempted abortion, diabetes mellitus, satisfaction with pregnancy, skin color, parity, age, and place of residence. BW was associated

  9. Estudo da validade e confiabilidade intra e interobservador da versão modificada do teste de Schöber modificado em indivíduos com lombalgia Study of validity and intra and inter-observer reliability of modified-modified Schöber test in subjects with low-back pain

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    Christiane de Souza Guerino Macedo

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Em pacientes com lombalgia, mensura-se a amplitude de movimento (ADM da coluna lombar por meio da versão modificada do teste de Schöber modificado (MTSM, mas suas propriedades psicométricas não são comprovadas para uso clínico. Este estudo verificou a validade e confiabilidade intra e interobservador do MTSM em indivíduos com lombalgia, comparando as medidas da ADM com as obtidas por meio de radiografia, método considerado padrão-ouro. Participaram 20 voluntários com lombalgia, de ambos os sexos, funcionários de um Hospital Universitário. O MTSM foi aplicado duas vezes por dois avaliadores. As medidas obtidas pelo teste e por radiografia foram comparadas usando o coeficiente de correlação de Pearson, obtendo-se r=0,14, ou seja, correlação fraca. O coeficiente de correlação intraclasse (CCI dos MTSM intra-observador foi 0,96 (IC 95% 0,91;0,98 e interobservador 0,93 (IC 95% 0,84;0,97, indicando alta confiabilidade; o teste de Bland & Altman mostrou alta concordância intra e interobservador, com valores de -0,21 e -0,28, respectivamente. Embora tenha sido encontrada alta confiabilidade intra e interobservador na aplicação da versão modificada do teste de Schöber modificado, este apresentou baixa validade para medir a ADM da coluna lombar, quando comparado ao padrão-ouro.In patients with low-back pain the lumbar spine range of motion (ROM is often measured by the modified version of the modified Schöber test (MMST, but its psychometric properties have not been ascertained for clinical use. The purpose here was to verify intra and inter-observer validity and reliability of the MMST in subjects with low-back pain, and to compare obtained ROM measures to those obtained by radiography, taken as gold standard. The study involved 20 subjects with chronic low-back pain, of both sexes, employees at a university hospital. The MMST was applied twice by two examiners each. The Pearson correlation coefficient found when comparing

  10. Reproducibility of maximum aerobic power (VO2max among soccer players using a modified heck protocol Reprodutibilidade da potência aeróbia máxima (VO2max em jogadores de futebol utilizando o protocolo de heck modificado

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    Paulo Roberto Santos-Silva

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To determine the degree of reproducibility of maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max among soccer players, using a modified Heck protocol. METHODS: 2 evaluations with an interval of 15 days between them were performed on 11 male soccer players. All the players were at a high performance level; they were training for an average of 10 hours per week, totaling 5 times a week. When they were evaluated, they were in the middle of the competitive season, playing 1 match per week. The soccer players were evaluated on an ergometric treadmill with velocity increments of 1.2 km.h-1 every 2 minutes and a fixed inclination of 3% during the test. VO2max was measured directly using a breath-by-breath metabolic gas analyzer. RESULTS: The maximum running speed and VO2max attained in the 2 tests were, respectively: (15.6 ± 1.1 vs. 15.7 ± 1.2 km.h-1; [P = .78] and (54.5 ± 3.9 vs. 55.2 ± 4.4 ml.kg-1.min-1; [P = .88]. There was high and significant correlation of VO2max between the 2 tests with a 15-day interval between them [r = 0.97; P OBJETIVO: Determinar o grau de reprodutibilidade do consumo máximo de oxigênio (VO2max em jogadores de futebol utilizando o protocolo de Heck modificado. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados por duas vezes, com intervalo de 15 dias entre os testes, 11 futebolistas masculinos. Todos eram de alto nível, treinavam em média 10 horas por semana subdivididos em treinamentos físicos, técnicos, táticos e jogos competitivos, totalizando cinco vezes por semana e na fase em que foram avaliados se encontravam em pleno período competitivo realizando um jogo por semana. Os futebolistas foram avaliados em esteira ergométrica (1,2 km.h-1 a cada dois minutos e inclinação fixa durante o teste em 3%. O VO2max foi medido diretamente utilizando analisador metabólico de análise de gases expirados respiração-a-respiração. RESULTADOS: A velocidade máxima de corrida e o VO2max atingido nos dois testes foram respectivamente: (15,6 ± 1

  11. Caracterización físico-mecánica, térmica y morfológica de polímeros de redes interpenetradas con base en poliuretano obtenido a partir de aceite de ricino y almidón modificados/polimetilmetacrilato (PMMA

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    Manuel F. Valero

    Full Text Available El aceite de ricino se modificó por transesterificación con pentaeritritol. Paralelamente, se utilizó la reacción de glucosilación con glicerol para dividir el almidón en unidades monosacáridos. El glucósido obtenido reaccionó por transesterificación con el aceite modificado por transesterificación con pentaeritritol. Se determinó el índice de hidroxilo de los poliol-glucósidos en función del contenido de pentaeritritol y almidón utilizados en la síntesis. Se sintetizaron redes interpenetradas de polímero de manera simultánea (SINs con diferentes relaciones en peso poliuretano/PMMA de 100/0, 90/10, 80/20, 70/30, 60/40 y 50/50. Para la síntesis de la red de poliuretano (PU se utilizaron los poliol-glucósidos y diisocianato de isoforona (IPDI o con una relación NCO/OH = 1 y para la síntesis de la red de polimetilmetacrilato (PMMA se utilizó peróxido de benzoílo como agente iniciador y dimetacrilato de etilenglicol como agente entrecruzante. Los SINs se caracterizaron por sus propiedades fisicomecánicas como resistencia al ataque químico, dureza, resistencia a la tensión y elongación de ruptura. La estabilidad térmica de los SINs se determinó usando análisis termogravimétrico (TGA. La morfología de superficie se determinó usando microscopia electrónica de barrido (SEM y mostró una morfología de dos fases para todos los SINs.

  12. Comparative Analysis of SIV-specific Cellular Immune Responses Induced by Different Vaccine Platforms in Rhesus Macaques

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    Valentin, Antonio; McKinnon, Katherine; Li, Jinyao; Rosati, Margherita; Kulkarni, Viraj; Pilkington, Guy R.; Bear, Jenifer; Alicea, Candido; Vargas-Inchaustegui, Diego A.; Patterson, L. Jean; Pegu, Poonam; Liyanage, Namal P.M.; Gordon, Shari N.; Vaccari, Monica; Wang, Yichuan

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    To identify the most promising vaccine candidates for combinatorial strategies, we compared five SIV vaccine platforms including recombinant canary pox virus ALVAC, replication-competent adenovirus type 5 host range mutant RepAd, DNA, modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA), peptides and protein in distinct combinations. Three regimens used viral vectors (prime or boost) and two regimens used plasmid DNA. Analysis at necropsy showed that the DNA-based vaccine regimens elicited significantly higher cel...

  13. Poli(Álcool Vinílico Modificado com Cadeias Hidrocarbônicas: Avaliação do Balanço Hidrófilo/Lipófilo Chemical Modification of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol: Evaluation of Hydrophilic/Lipophilic Balance

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    Isabele B. Aranha

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Terpolímeros de poli(álcool vinílico foram sintetizados por meio de reação de esterificação do PVA parcialmente hidrolisado com cloretos de ácidos graxos de comprimento de cadeia diferentes. O objetivo da síntese foi obter polímeros à base de PVA com pequenas variações no balanço hidrófilo/lipófilo e nas propriedades interfaciais de suas soluções. A modificação foi acompanhada por ressonância magnética nuclear de hidrogênio e as propriedades foram avaliadas pela variação na solubilidade e na tensão superficial. Foram obtidos polímeros modificados com baixos teores de grupamento hidrófobo. Testes de tensão superficial, realizados com os produtos solúveis em água, não mostraram variação dessa propriedade. A solubilidade dos produtos diminuiu sensivelmente mesmo para pequenas incorporações de grupamento hidrófobo. Foi observado que, para uma mesma massa, segmentos hidrófobos menores, distribuídos ao longo da cadeia, promovem maior modificação na solubilidade.Poly(vinyl alcohol terpolymers have been obtained by reaction of partially hydrolized poly(vinyl alcohol with different acid chlorides. The objective is the preparation of polymers with slight differences in their hydrophilic/lipophilic balance and in the interfacial activities of their solutions. The chemical modifications were characterized by means of ¹H NMR and the polymer properties were evaluated in terms of changes in solubility and surface tension. By chemical modification, polymers with low percentage of hydrophobic group were obtained. The water-soluble polymers obtained did not have the surface tension of their solutions altered. The solubility of the modified polymers decreased markedly, even with low contents of hydrophobic groups.

  14. Nuevo método gravimétrico, esencialmente modificado, para la determinación de sílice en silicatos atacables por ácido, basado en los nuevos conocimientos descubiertos en el estudio del comportamiento de los geles de sílice deshidratados en soluciones ácid

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    Goma, F.

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    Full Text Available Not availableSe investigan, en primer lugar, las causas de error en la determinación de sílice que provienen de las condiciones externas al método en s% como son: la homogeneización, el estado de la muestra en el momento de la pesada para el análisis, y la influencia que tiene el contenido de los álcalis, parcialmente volátiles, sobre la determinación de la cantidad de materia fija después de la calcinación. Se establecen las condiciones previas del tratamiento de la muestra, según su naturaleza, para obtener siempre resultados reproducibles. Un estudio sistemático del comportamiento de los geles de sílice, obtenidos en las mismas condiciones que los que se producen en el análisis, ha permitido explicar, por primera vez, las causas que producen las llamadas "segundas sílices" y permite ver que el paso de sílice a la solución es debido a una disolución verdadera y no a un fenómeno coloidal. La aplicación al procedimiento clásico, de todos estos hechos experimentales hallados en estas investigaciones, ha permitido establecer un método simplificado y esencialmente modificado, que se describe. Se compara su alcance con los actuales métodos de mayor autoridad y se concluye que, con una sola extracción, se consigue: una recuperación prácticamente total de sílice y conocer la cantidad ''mínima y constante" de sílice que pasa al filtrado, con lo que se ha conseguido, además de la simplificación del método, un mayor grado de exactitud y un margen de reproducibilidad que es más estrecho en cualquier caso y cuando la sílice es componente mayoritario, como en los clínkeres y cementos portland, se estima es ± 0,05.

  15. Original encounter with antigen determines antigen-presenting cell imprinting of the quality of the immune response in mice.

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    Valérie Abadie

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Obtaining a certain multi-functionality of cellular immunity for the control of infectious diseases is a burning question in immunology and in vaccine design. Early events, including antigen shuttling to secondary lymphoid organs and recruitment of innate immune cells for adaptive immune response, determine host responsiveness to antigens. However, the sequence of these events and their impact on the quality of the immune response remain to be elucidated. Here, we chose to study Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA which is now replacing live Smallpox vaccines and is proposed as an attenuated vector for vaccination strategies against infectious diseases. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We analyzed in vivo mechanisms triggered following intradermal (i.d. and intramuscular (i.m. Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA administration. We demonstrated significant differences in the antigen shuttling to lymphoid organs by macrophages (MPhis, myeloid dendritic cells (DCs, and neutrophils (PMNs. MVA i.d. administration resulted in better antigen distribution and more sustained antigen-presenting cells (APCs recruitment into draining lymph nodes than with i.m. administration. These APCs, which comprise both DCs and MPhis, were differentially involved in T cell priming and shaped remarkably the quality of cytokine-producing virus-specific T cells according to the entry route of MVA. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: This study improves our understanding of the mechanisms of antigen delivery and their consequences on the quality of immune responses and provides new insights for vaccine development.

  16. Millî eğitim bakanlığının 652 sayılı kanun hükmünde kararname ile yeniden yapılandırılmasına ilişkin Ankara ili kamu ilkokul ve ortaokul yöneticilerinin görüşleri [Views of the state primary school and secondary school principals in Ankara province about the restructure of Ministry of National Education (By decree law No. 652

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    İnci ÖZTÜRK

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Bu araştırmada, Ankara ili merkez ilçelerindeki kamu ilkokul ve ortaokul yöneticilerinin, 652 sayılı Kanun Hükmünde Kararname (KHK ile Millî Eğitim Bakanlığı’nın (MEB yeniden yapılandırılması hakkındaki görüşlerinin belirlenmesi amaçlanmıştır. Tarama modelindeki araştırma, nicel ve nitel yöntemlerin birlikte kullanıldığı “karma araştırma” deseni ile gerçekleştirilmiştir. Araştırmanın nicel boyutuna 276 okul yöneticisi dâhil edilmiş, nitel boyutunda 11 okul yöneticisiyle görüşme yapılmıştır. Araştırmanın nicel boyutunun sonuçlarına göre; 652 sayılı KHK’nın, MEB’in amaç ve politikalarına uygunluğu görüşü en yüksek İktisadî ve İdarî Bilimler Fakültesi- Hukuk Fakültesi mezunlarında gözlenmiş, bunu sırasıyla diğer fakülteler, Eğitim/Eğitim Bilimleri Fakültesi mezunları ve son olarak Fen- Edebiyat Fakültesi mezunlarının izlediği görülmüştür. İlkokul yöneticilerinin, ortaokul yöneticilerine göre 652 sayılı KHK’nın, MEB’in amaç ve politikalarını gerçekleştirme konusunda daha olumlu düşündükleri sonucuna varılmıştır. Araştırmanın nitel boyutu bulgularından; - hizmetlerin değerlendirilmesinde performans değerlendirmesine gidilmesinin, performans ölçütlerinin açık olması ve objektif değerlendirme yapılması koşuluyla uygun olduğu, KHK’nın öngördüğü yapılanma hakkında kamuoyunun yeterince bilgilendirilmediği, eğitim-öğretim hizmetlerinin üst yönetim ve denetim birimlerinde, alan dışından kamu görevlilerinin istihdam edilmemesi gerektiği sonuçlarına ulaşılmıştır.

  17. Avaliação físico-química de bolo de chocolate com coberturas comestíveis à base de gelatina, ácido esteárico, amido modificado ou cera de carnaúba Physical and chemical evaluation of chocolate cake covered with gelatin, stearic acid, modified starch or "carnaúba" wax edible icing

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    Cibele Cristina Osawa

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Coberturas comestíveis biodegradáveis são uma alternativa às embalagens sintéticas, que causam preocupações ambientais. Este trabalho avaliou o efeito de diferentes tipos de coberturas sobre propriedades físico-químicas de bolo de chocolate durante a estocagem, em comparação com bolo sem cobertura (CO e bolo sem cobertura embalado em polipropileno (EMB. As seguintes coberturas foram aplicadas sobre os bolos: 10% gelatina (GE, 10% gelatina com 10% ácido esteárico (GE + AE, 18% cera de carnaúba (CE, 10% amido modificado (AM e fondant (FO. Os bolos foram avaliados durante 10 dias de estocagem. FO e EMB apresentaram menor perda de massa, enquanto todos os demais tratamentos apresentaram valores superiores a CO. GE, GE + AE e EMB apresentaram a menor redução da atividade de água, enquanto CE e CO apresentaram a maior redução. As superfícies dos bolos recobertos estavam mais duras que as de CO e EMB. Os maiores valores para dureza e mastigabilidade foram encontrados para CE e CO e os menores, para EMB, GE e GE + AE. Em relação à cor, GE + AE foi diferente dos demais tratamentos, devido à presença do ácido esteárico. Os resultados indicam que a perda de massa dos bolos pode ser atribuída também à perda de água das coberturas.Biodegradable edible icing or frosting is an alternative to synthetic packaging that causes environmental concerns. This work evaluated the effect of different types of frosting on the physical-chemical properties of chocolate cake during storage in comparison to cakes without icing or frosting (C and cakes without frosting packed in polypropylene (CP. The following frostings were applied to the cakes: 10% gelatin (GE, 10% gelatin with 10% stearic acid (GE+SA, 18% "carnaúba" wax (CW, 10% modified starch (MS, and fondant (FO. The cakes were analyzed during 10 days of storage. FO and CP presented the lowest mass loss while all other treatments presented higher values than C. GE, GE+SA, and CP presented

  18. Confiabilidade e validade de um dinamômetro isométrico modificado na avaliação do desempenho muscular em indivíduos com reconstrução do ligamento cruzado anterior Reliability and validity of a modified isometric dynamometer in the assessment of muscular performance in individuals with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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    Rodrigo Antunes de Vasconcelos

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a confiabilidade e validade de um dinamômetro isométrico modificado (DIM na avaliação dos déficits no desempenho muscular dos extensores e flexores do joelho em indivíduos normais e com reconstrução do LCA. MÉTODOS: Foram convidados 60 voluntários do sexo masculino a participar do estudo, divididos em três grupos de 20 indivíduos: grupo controle (GC, grupo com reconstrução do LCA com tendão patelar (GTP e grupo com reconstrução do LCA com tendões flexores (GTF. Todos os indivíduos realizaram teste isométrico dos extensores e flexores do joelho no DIM; os déficits de força muscular coletados foram comparados posteriormente com os testes realizados no Biodex System 3 operando no modo isométrico e isocinético nas velocidades de 60º/s e 180º /s. Foram realizados cálculos de correlação intraclasse ICC para avaliar a confiabilidade do DIM, cálculos da especificidade, sensibilidade e coeficiente de concordância Kappa, respectivamente, para avaliar a validade do DIM em detectar déficits musculares e comparações intragrupos e intergrupos na realização dos quatro testes de força utilizando-se do método ANOVA. RESULTADOS: O DIM demonstrou excelente confiabilidade teste-reteste e validade na avaliação do desempenho muscular dos extensores e flexores do joelho. Na comparação intergrupos. o GTP demonstrou déficits significativamente maiores dos extensores comparados com os grupos GC e GTF. CONCLUSÃO: Dinamômetros isométricos conectados em equipamentos de mecanoterapia podem ser uma alternativa para coletar dados referentes a déficits no desempenho muscular dos extensores e flexores do joelho em indivíduos com reconstrução do LCA.OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of a modified isometric dynamometer (MID in performance deficits of the knee extensor and flexor muscles in normal individuals and in those with ACL reconstructions. METHODS: Sixty male

  19. The Immunogenicity of the Tumor-Associated Antigen α-Fetoprotein Is Enhanced by a Fusion with a Transmembrane Domain

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    Lucile Tran

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim. To investigate the ability of recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (rMVA vector to induce an immune response against a well-tolerated self-antigen. Methods. rMVA vectors expressing different form of α-fetoprotein (AFP were produced and characterized. Naïve mice were vaccinated with MVA vectors expressing the AFP antigen in either a secreted, or a membrane-bound, or an intracellular form. The immune response was monitored by an IFNΓ ELISpot assay and antibody detection. Results. Vaccination with the membrane-associated form of AFP induced a stronger CD8+ T-cell response compared to the ones obtained with the MVA encoding the secreted or the intracellular forms of AFP. Moreover, the vaccination with the membrane-bound AFP elicited the production of AFP-specific antibodies. Conclusions. The AFP transmembrane form is more immunogenic. Expressing a membrane-bound form in the context of an MVA vaccination could enhance the immunogenicity of a self-antigen.

  20. Performance Appraisal at Four and Five Star Hotels: Ankara Case

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    Yalçın Arslantürk

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, tourism establishments developing human resources and motivating will make it easier to reach their goals and those who cannot mange to do this will be obsolete in the ever-changing nature of the tourism business. The most important feature of the tourism sector is that it is based on human element and it s labor-intensive. Hence, human element is of great importance. This being the case, the customer satisfaction in accommodation establishments will be greatly dependent on the success of the personnel. Performance appraisal in this regard is a tool used to measure the performance of the employees in establishing job satisfaction and enhancing success. Performance appraisal indicates the performance of the individuals and gives insights as to what should be done to improve the performance. As well as promoting the communication between the employees and the establishment. From the perspectives of the managers, it paves the way for an efficient information flow about the performance of the personnel and makes job planning more rationally. This study first examines performance and performance appraisal. Then, through a field study, deficiencies in the application of performance appraisal were determined in the four and five star hotel establishments. According to the results obtained, some suggestions were put forward.

  1. Investigation of Seatbelt use Frequency of Healthcare Providers in Ankara

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    Serdar Dede

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Aim: In Turkey, as in so many other developing countries, traffic accidents appear as a major public health problem that causes damage to thousands of people every year. Use of seat belt which is one of the most important life-saving safety measures in car accidents has not yet reached the desired level. In this study, the sensibilities of hospital health care providers with respect to seat belt use were investigated. Material and Method: After approved to local ethics committee we conducted this study in Hospital. Health care providers were observed at the parking entrance in order to see whether they put on seat belt or not while driving. The personal data of the subjects were obtained either from themselves or through the hospital employee records. Their names, gender, age, marital status, work unit, education level seat belt usage status, and professional parameters were recorded. The Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test, when appropriate, was used to compareto these proportions in different groups. Results: There was statistically significant difference accordingly to professional groups (p<0.05. In conclusion, we found that health care providers have higher seat belt use rate rather previous study. Discussion: The use of seat belt increases in direct proportion to the education level and socio-economic status.

  2. Pojezd "Ankara - Brüssel" / Josef Kats

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    Kats, Josef, 1977-

    2006-01-01

    Türgi riigiminister Ali Babacan, kes on ka Türgi ja Euroopa Liidu vaheliste liitumisläbirääkimiste Türgi delegatsiooni juht, külastas Eestit ning rääkis Türgi reformidest Euroopa Liidu kandidaatriigina

  3. Relatório Modificado de auditoria: análise pré e pós-convergência aos padrões internacionais de contabilidade = Audit Modified Report: analysis pre and post-convergence to internacional accounting standards

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    Adalene Olivia Silvestre

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Em uma realidade negocial internacionalizada, a divulgação de informações adequadas, transparentes e comparáveis se tornou essencial, concedendo grande importância às normas internacionais de contabilidade. A realização de auditoria independente e a consequente emissão de seu relatório conferem às demonstrações contábeis maior credibilidade. Assim, o presente estudo tem como objetivo verificar quais são os principais motivos que ocasionam a emissão de relatório de auditoria independente (RAI modificado, nas empresas listadas no segmento tradicional da BM&FBOVESPA, no período pré e pós-convergência aos padrões internacionais de contabilidade. Para atender ao objetivo, analisou-se os RAI emitidos entre os anos de 2004 a 2007, período pré-convergência, e os anos de 2010 a 2013, período pós-convergência. Foram coletados os RAI das 250 empresas listadas no segmento tradicional da BM&FBOVESPA, das quais 184 apresentaram os RAI referentes a todos os exercícios, foco do estudo, totalizando 1.472 relatórios. Do total dos RAI analisados 206 apresentaram modificações. Sobre esses, realizou-se análise dos motivos que justificaram a modificação e buscou-se a relação existente entre os motivadores do período pós-convergência e as normas internacionais. Os principais resultados demonstram que os motivos predominantes no período pré-convergência são investimentos e tributos; já no período pós-convergência são investimentos e continuidade. Quanto à relação entre os motivadores do período pós-convergência e as alterações trazidas pelas normas internacionais, verificou-se que do total de 213 motivadores, 36 referem-se às alterações, principalmente devido a teste de impairment, arrendamento mercantil, intangível e empréstimos e financiamentos.In an internationalized negotiating reality, the disclosure of suitable, transparent and comparable information has become essential, providing great importance to

  4. Clinical, manometric and profilometric evaluation after surgery for Hirschsprung's disease: comparison between the modified Duhamel and the transanal rectosigmoidectomy techniques Avaliação clínica, manométrica e profilométrica após correção cirúrgica para doença de Hirschsprung: comparação entre as técnicas de Duhamel modificado e a retossigmoidectomia transanal modificada

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    Elaine Cristina Soares Martins

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate fecal continence, anorectal manometry (AM and profilometry (P, in patients operated for congenital megacolon, using either the modified Duhamel technique (MDT or the modified transanal rectosigmoidectomy (MTR technique. METHODS: 42 patients were evaluated clinically and via AM and P, for postoperative control. The resting, coughing, voluntary contraction, maintained voluntary contraction and perianal stimulation pressures were investigated. The rectosphincteric reflex was tested and the simple and enhanced pressure curves were evaluated. The three-dimensional profilometric outline was produced. Student's t, chi-squared and Fisher's exact tests were used for statistical analysis (pOBJETIVO: Avaliar a continência fecal, a manometria anorretal (MAR e a profilometria (PFM, em pacientes submetidos a tratamento cirúrgico do megacolo congênito pelas técnicas de Duhamel modificado (DM ou de retossigmoidectomia transanal modificada (RTM. MÉTODOS: 42 pacientes foram clinicamente avaliados e submetidos à MAR e PFM para controle pós-operatório. Foram pesquisadas as pressões no repouso (PR, à tosse (T, à contração voluntária (CV, à contração voluntária mantida (CVM e à estimulação perianal (EPA. O reflexo reto-esficteriano (RRE foi testado e as curvas pressóricas simples e potencializada foram avaliadas. Foi elaborado traçado tridimensional de PFM. Utilizamos os testes t de Student, Qui-Quadrado e exato de Fisher para análise estatística (p<0,05. RESULTADOS: A MAR mostrou médias de PR=53,44 mmHg para DM e 60,67 mmHg para RTM; CV média = 94,50 mmHg para o grupo DM e 95,47 mmHg para o grupo RTM. Não houve diferença estatística entre os grupos. A forma das CPS e CPP não apresentou diferença estatística, independentemente da técnica cirúrgica utilizada CONCLUSÃO: As duas técnicas operatórias foram manometricamente equivalentes. DM determinou maior incidência de constipação pós-operatória que RTM. A

  5. Does limited virucidal activity of biocides include duck hepatitis B virucidal action?

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    Sauerbrei Andreas

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is agreement that the infectivity assay with the duck hepatitis B virus (DHBV is a suitable surrogate test to validate disinfectants for hepatitis B virucidal activity. However, since this test is not widely used, information is necessary whether disinfectants with limited virucidal activity also inactivate DHBV. In general, disinfectants with limited virucidal activity are used for skin and sensitive surfaces while agents with full activity are more aggressive. The present study compares the activity of five different biocides against DHBV and the classical test virus for limited virucidal activity, the vaccinia virus strain Lister Elstree (VACV or the modified vaccinia Ankara strain (MVA. Methods Virucidal assay was performed as suspension test according to the German DVV/RKI guideline. Duck hepatitis B virus obtained from congenitally infected Peking ducks was propagated in primary duck embryonic hepatocytes and was detected by indirect immunofluorescent antigen staining. Results The DHBV was inactivated by the use of 40% ethanol within 1-min and 30% isopropanol within 2-min exposure. In comparison, 40% ethanol within 2-min and 40% isopropanol within 1-min exposure were effective against VACV/MVA. These alcohols only have limited virucidal activity, while the following agents have full activity. 0.01% peracetic acid inactivated DHBV within 2 min and a concentration of 0.005% had virucidal efficacy against VACV/MVA within 1 min. After 2-min exposure, 0.05% glutardialdehyde showed a comparable activity against DHBV and VACV/MVA. This is also the case for 0.7% formaldehyde after a contact time of 30 min. Conclusions Duck hepatitis B virus is at least as sensitive to limited virucidal activity as VACV/MVA. Peracetic acid is less effective against DHBV, while the alcohols are less effective against VACV/MVA. It can be expected that in absence of more direct tests the results may be extrapolated to HBV.

  6. Critical role of perforin-dependent CD8+ T cell immunity for rapid protective vaccination in a murine model for human smallpox.

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    Melanie Kremer

    Full Text Available Vaccination is highly effective in preventing various infectious diseases, whereas the constant threat of new emerging pathogens necessitates the development of innovative vaccination principles that also confer rapid protection in a case of emergency. Although increasing evidence points to T cell immunity playing a critical role in vaccination against viral diseases, vaccine efficacy is mostly associated with the induction of antibody responses. Here we analyze the immunological mechanism(s of rapidly protective vaccinia virus immunization using mousepox as surrogate model for human smallpox. We found that fast protection against lethal systemic poxvirus disease solely depended on CD4 and CD8 T cell responses induced by vaccination with highly attenuated modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA or conventional vaccinia virus. Of note, CD4 T cells were critically required to allow for MVA induced CD8 T cell expansion and perforin-mediated cytotoxicity was a key mechanism of MVA induced protection. In contrast, selected components of the innate immune system and B cell-mediated responses were fully dispensable for prevention of fatal disease by immunization given two days before challenge. In conclusion, our data clearly demonstrate that perforin-dependent CD8 T cell immunity plays a key role in MVA conferred short term protection against lethal mousepox. Rapid induction of T cell immunity might serve as a new paradigm for treatments that need to fit into a scenario of protective emergency vaccination.

  7. Análise inicial do uso de enxerto tubular orgânico L-D-Hydro - (Eato L-D-Hydro para realização de Blalock-Taussig modificado nas cardiopatias congênitas com hipofluxo pulmonar Initial analysis of the use of the L-D-Hydro (Eato L-D-Hydro organic tubular graft for performing the modified Blalock-Taussig procedure in congenital heart diseases with decreased pulmonary blood flow

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    Wilson Luiz da Silveira

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os resultados iniciais da utilização do enxerto tubular orgânico, utilizados para anastomoses sistêmico-pulmonares. MÉTODOS: De março/2002 a abril/2003, 10 pacientes foram submetidos à realização de shunt sistêmico pulmonar tipo Blalock-Taussig modificado utilizando um novo tipo de enxerto biológico originado da artéria mesentérica bovina tratada com poliglicol denominado L-D-Hydro. A idade variou de 3 dias a 7 anos e 60% dos pacientes eram do sexo masculino. O diagnóstico das cardiopatias foi determinado pela ecocardiografia, todos apresentando sinais clínicos de hipóxia severa (cianose. As cardiopatias foram: tetralogia de Fallot (40%, atresia tricúspide (50%, defeito do septo atrioventricular (10%. RESULTADOS: Em 10 pacientes, ocorreu um óbito por sepse e em nove houve melhora imediata na saturação de O2 ao oxímetro de pulso e da pressão parcial de oxigênio à gasometria arterial. Nenhum paciente apresentou obstrução do shunt no pós-operatório imediato ou qualquer outra complicação. Todos os pacientes mostraram shunt pérvio ao exame ecocardiográfico no pós-operatório imediato e tardio, realizado no 3º mês de pós-operatório. Nenhum paciente apresentou sangramento no intra e pós-operatório. CONCLUSÃO: O enxerto tubular L-D-HYDRO demonstrou ser promissor para a realização de shunt sistêmico pulmonar, como alternativa para produtos inorgânicos existentes no mercado, entretanto, temos de ter maior número de implantes e acompanhamento tardio para uma avaliação definitiva.OBJECTIVE: To analyze the initial results of the use of an organic tubular graft for systemic-pulmonary anastomoses. METHODS: From March 2002 to April 2003, 10 patients underwent systemic-pulmonary shunt of the modified Blalock-Taussig type, using a new type of biological graft originating from the bovine mesenteric artery treated with polyglycol, the so-called L-D-Hydro. The patients' ages ranged from 3 days to 7

  8. Caracterización físico-mecánica, térmica y morfológica de polímeros de redes interpenetradas con base en poliuretano obtenido a partir de aceite de ricino y almidón modificados/polimetilmetacrilato (PMMA Physico-mechanical, thermal and morphological Behaviour of simultaneous interpenetrating polymer networks based on polyurethane from modified castor oiland starch/poly(Methyl Methacrylate

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    Manuel F. Valero

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El aceite de ricino se modificó por transesterificación con pentaeritritol. Paralelamente, se utilizó la reacción de glucosilación con glicerol para dividir el almidón en unidades monosacáridos. El glucósido obtenido reaccionó por transesterificación con el aceite modificado por transesterificación con pentaeritritol. Se determinó el índice de hidroxilo de los poliol-glucósidos en función del contenido de pentaeritritol y almidón utilizados en la síntesis. Se sintetizaron redes interpenetradas de polímero de manera simultánea (SINs con diferentes relaciones en peso poliuretano/PMMA de 100/0, 90/10, 80/20, 70/30, 60/40 y 50/50. Para la síntesis de la red de poliuretano (PU se utilizaron los poliol-glucósidos y diisocianato de isoforona (IPDI o con una relación NCO/OH = 1 y para la síntesis de la red de polimetilmetacrilato (PMMA se utilizó peróxido de benzoílo como agente iniciador y dimetacrilato de etilenglicol como agente entrecruzante. Los SINs se caracterizaron por sus propiedades fisicomecánicas como resistencia al ataque químico, dureza, resistencia a la tensión y elongación de ruptura. La estabilidad térmica de los SINs se determinó usando análisis termogravimétrico (TGA. La morfología de superficie se determinó usando microscopia electrónica de barrido (SEM y mostró una morfología de dos fases para todos los SINs.Castor oil was modified by transesterification with pentaerithritol. In a parallel step, starch was divided into monosaccharide units by glycosylation in order to obtain products with high hydroxyl content. The values of hydroxyl index were measured according to the content of pentaerithritol and starch used in the synthesis. Novel simultaneous interpenetrating polymer networks (SINs of polyurethane (PU and poly(methyl methacrylate (PMMA in different weight ratios of 100/0, 90/10, 80/20, 70/30, 60/40 and 50/50 were prepared based on polyol-glucosides. The polyurethane network was created by

  9. Vergleich von rekombinanten Vaccinia- und DNA-Vektoren zur Tumorimmuntherapie im C57BL/6-Mausmodell

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    Johnen, Heiko

    2002-10-01

    In der vorliegenden Arbeit wurden Tumorimpfstoffe auf der Basis des Plasmid-Vektors pCI, modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) und MVA-infizierten dendritischen Zellen entwickelt und durch Sequenzierung, Western blotting und durchflußzytometrische Analyse überprüft. Die in vivo Wirksamkeit der Vakzinen wurde in verschiedenen Tumormodellen in C57BL/6 Mäusen verglichen. Die auf dem eukaryotischen Expressionsvektor pCI basierende DNA-Vakzinierung induzierte einen sehr wirksamen, antigenspezifischen und langfristigen Schutz vor Muzin, CEA oder beta-Galactosidase exprimierenden Tumoren. Eine MVA-Vakzinierung bietet in den in dieser Arbeit durchgeführten Tumormodellen keinen signifikanten Schutz vor Muzin oder beta-Galactosidase exprimierenden Tumoren. Sowohl humane, als auch murine in vitro generierte dendritische Zellen lassen sich mit MVA – im Vergleich zu anderen viralen Vektoren – sehr gut infizieren. Die Expressionsrate der eingefügten Gene ist aber gering im Vergleich zur Expression in permissiven Wirtszellen des Virus (embryonale Hühnerfibroblasten). Es konnte gezeigt werden, daß eine MVA-Infektion dendritischer Zellen ähnliche Auswirkungen auf den Reifezustand humaner und muriner dendritischer Zellen hat, wie eine Infektion mit replikationskompetenten Vakzinia-Stämmen, und außerdem die Hochregulation von CD40 während der terminalen Reifung von murinen dendritischen Zellen inhibiert wird. Die während der langfristigen in vitro Kultur auf CEF-Zellen entstandenen Deletionen im MVA Genom führten zu einer starken Attenuierung und dem Verlust einiger Gene, die immunmodulatorische Proteine kodieren, jedoch nicht zu einer Verminderung des zytopathischen Effekts in dendritischen Zellen. Die geringe Expressionsrate und die beobachtete Inhibition der Expression kostimulatorischer Moleküle auf dendritischen Zellen kann für eine wenig effektive Induktion einer Immunantwort in MVA vakzinierten Tieren durch cross priming oder die direkte Infektion antigenpr

  10. Controle de vetores utilizando mosquitos geneticamente modificados Control de vectores utilizando mosquitos genéticamente modificados Control of vector populations using genetically modified mosquitoes

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    André Barreto Bruno Wilke

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Formas químicas de controle de mosquitos vetores são ineficazes, levando ao desenvolvimento de novas estratégias. Assim, foi realizada revisão das estratégias de controle genético de populações de mosquitos vetores baseada na técnica do inseto estéril. Uma delas consiste na liberação de machos esterilizados por radiação, a outra, na integração de um gene letal dominante associado a um promotor específico de fêmeas imaturas. Entre as vantagens sobre outras técnicas biológicas e químicas de controle de vetores estão: alta especificidade, não prejudicial ao meio ambiente, baixo custo de produção e alta eficácia. O uso desta técnica de modificação genética pode vir a ser uma importante ferramenta do manejo integrado de vetores.Formas químicas de control de mosquitos vectores son ineficaces, llevando al desarrollo de nuevas estrategias. Así, fue realizada revisión de las estrategias de control genético de poblaciones de mosquitos vectores basada en la técnica del insecto estéril. Una de ellas consiste en la liberación de machos esterilizados por radiación, la otra, en la integración de un gen letal dominante asociado a un promotor específico de hembras inmaduras. Entre las ventajas sobre otras técnicas biológicas y químicas de control de vectores están: la alta especificidad, no prejudicial al ambiente, bajo costo de producción y alta eficiencia. El uso de esta técnica de modificación genética puede ser una importante herramienta del manejo integrado de vectores.The ineffectiveness of current strategies for chemical control of mosquito vectors raises the need for developing novel approaches. Thus, we carried out a literature review of strategies for genetic control of mosquito populations based on the sterile insect technique. One of these strategies consists of releasing radiation-sterilized males into the population; another, of integrating a dominant lethal gene under the control of a specific promoter into immature females. Advantages of these approaches over other biological and chemical control strategies include: highly species-specific, environmentally safety, low production cost, and high efficacy. The use of this genetic modification technique will constitute an important tool for integrated vector management.

  11. Avaliação ecohidrológica de caudais modificados e de caudais ecológicos em troços de rios modificados

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    2012-01-01

    Mestrado em Gestão e Conservação de Recursos Naturais - Instituto Superior de Agronomia This study aimed to improve our understanding of the ecohydrological characteristics of environmental and modified flows in Portuguese rivers considered Heavily Modified Water Bodies (HMWB), using the Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration (IAH) method. For a given set of "heavily modified river sections", this study did the characterization and analysis of present flow regimes observed, natural flow re...

  12. Short period variable stars recognition by using MVA methods in Pi of the Sky experiment

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    Obara, L.

    2016-12-01

    Pi of the Sky is a system of wide field-of-view robotic telescopes to search for short timescale astrophysical phenomena, especially for prompt optical GRB emission. The system was designed for autonomous operation, monitoring a large fraction of the sky with limit magnitude in the range 12m-13m and time resolution on the order of 1-100 seconds. LUIZA is a dedicated framework developed for efficient off-line processing of the Pi of the Sky data, implemented in C++. The photometric algorithm based on the All Sky Automated Survey (ASAS) photometry was implemented in LUIZA and compared with the algorithm based on the pixel cluster reconstruction and simple aperture photometry algorithm. Optimized photometry algorithms were then applied to the sample of test images, which were modified to include different patterns of variability of the stars in training sample. Different statistical estimators were considered for developing the general variable star identification algorithm. The algorithm will be used to search for short-period variable stars in real data.

  13. 1H NMR Spectroscopy and MVA Analysis of Diplodus sargus Eating the Exotic Pest Caulerpa cylindracea

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    Sandra A. De Pascali

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The green alga Caulerpa cylindracea is a non-autochthonous and invasive species that is severely affecting the native communities in the Mediterranean Sea. Recent researches show that the native edible fish Diplodus sargus actively feeds on this alga and cellular and physiological alterations have been related to the novel alimentary habits. The complex effects of such a trophic exposure to the invasive pest are still poorly understood. Here we report on the metabolic profiles of plasma from D. sargus individuals exposed to C. cylindracea along the southern Italian coast, using 1H NMR spectroscopy and multivariate analysis (Principal Component Analysis, PCA, Orthogonal Partial Least Square, PLS, and Orthogonal Partial Least Square Discriminant Analysis, OPLS-DA. Fish were sampled in two seasonal periods from three different locations, each characterized by a different degree of algal abundance. The levels of the algal bisindole alkaloid caulerpin, which is accumulated in the fish tissues, was used as an indicator of the trophic exposure to the seaweed and related to the plasma metabolic profiles. The profiles appeared clearly influenced by the sampling period beside the content of caulerpin, while the analyses also supported a moderate alteration of lipid and choline metabolism related to the Caulerpa-based diet.

  14. 1H NMR Spectroscopy and MVA Analysis of Diplodus sargus Eating the Exotic Pest Caulerpa cylindracea

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    De Pascali, Sandra A.; Del Coco, Laura; Felline, Serena; Mollo, Ernesto; Terlizzi, Antonio; Fanizzi, Francesco P.

    2015-01-01

    The green alga Caulerpa cylindracea is a non-autochthonous and invasive species that is severely affecting the native communities in the Mediterranean Sea. Recent researches show that the native edible fish Diplodus sargus actively feeds on this alga and cellular and physiological alterations have been related to the novel alimentary habits. The complex effects of such a trophic exposure to the invasive pest are still poorly understood. Here we report on the metabolic profiles of plasma from D. sargus individuals exposed to C. cylindracea along the southern Italian coast, using 1H NMR spectroscopy and multivariate analysis (Principal Component Analysis, PCA, Orthogonal Partial Least Square, PLS, and Orthogonal Partial Least Square Discriminant Analysis, OPLS-DA). Fish were sampled in two seasonal periods from three different locations, each characterized by a different degree of algal abundance. The levels of the algal bisindole alkaloid caulerpin, which is accumulated in the fish tissues, was used as an indicator of the trophic exposure to the seaweed and related to the plasma metabolic profiles. The profiles appeared clearly influenced by the sampling period beside the content of caulerpin, while the analyses also supported a moderate alteration of lipid and choline metabolism related to the Caulerpa-based diet. PMID:26058009

  15. Operation experiences with a 30 kV/100 MVA high temperature superconducting cable system

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    Tønnesen, Ole; Däumling, Manfred; Jensen, Kim Høj;

    2004-01-01

    of 1157 A. The operation experiences include over-currents of 6 kA due to faults on peripheral lines, commissioning, servicing and failure responses on the cooling system, continuous 24 h, 7 day per week monitoring and performance of the alarm system. The implications of these experiences for the future...

  16. Traction Transformer 1 MV.A, Superconducting, Oil-immersed and Medium Frequency

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    Milan Krasl

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with comparing 3 types of transformers - superconducting, oil-immersed and middle-frequency. These transformers can be used for locomotive as the main transformer. Weight, sizes and losses are introduced. The influence of eddy currents is describes by middle-frequency transformer. The article deals with magnetic properties ofmaterials for higher frequency.

  17. Field Test Result of 10MVA/20MJ SMES for Load Fluctuation Compensation

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    Nagaya, Shigeo; Nagata, Tatsuya; Hirano, Naoki; Tamada, Tsutomu; Nijo, Yoshio; Katagiri, Toshio; Yamane, Minoru

    SMES of the10,000kW for the power control in power system has been manufactured, and connected to a real power grid. In addition, innovative basic researches, for example, low cost converter, maintenance-free cryo-coolers, inter-locks system and so on, have also been developed. The SMES was installed in the metal rolling factory with hydro power plant. Field test has been carried out for load fluctuation compensation. SMES was able to compensate for the active power according to the fluctuating load, and confirm the situation with a smooth load change of 11kV bus of hydro power stations. In this paper, field test results are presented.

  18. In-Situ MVA of CO2 Sequestration Using Smart Field Technology

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab D. [West Virginia Univ. Research Corporation, Morgantown, WV (United States)

    2014-09-01

    Capability of underground carbon dioxide storage to confine and sustain injected CO2 for a long period of time is the main concern for geologic CO2 sequestration. If a leakage from a geological CO2 sequestration site occurs, it is crucial to find the approximate amount and the location of the leak, in a timely manner, in order to implement proper remediation activities. An overwhelming majority of research and development for storage site monitoring has been concentrated on atmospheric, surface or near surface monitoring of the sequestered CO2 . This study aims to monitor the integrity of CO2 storage at the reservoir level. This work proposes developing in-situ CO2 Monitoring and Verification technology based on the implementation of Permanent Down-hole Gauges (PDG) or “Smart Wells” along with Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining (AI&DM). The technology attempts to identify the characteristics of the CO2 leakage by de-convolving the pressure signals collected from Permanent Down-hole Gauges (PDG). Citronelle field, a saline aquifer reservoir, located in the U.S. was considered as the basis for this study. A reservoir simulation model for CO2 sequestration in the Citronelle field was developed and history matched. PDGs were installed, and therefore were considered in the numerical model, at the injection well and an observation well. Upon completion of the history matching process, high frequency pressure data from PDGs were generated using the history matched numerical model using different CO2 leakage scenarios. Since pressure signal behaviors were too complicated to de-convolute using any existing mathematical formulations, a Machine Learning-based technology was introduced for this purpose. An Intelligent Leakage Detection System (ILDS) was developed as the result of this effort using the machine learning and pattern recognition technologies. The ILDS is able to detect leakage characteristics in a short period of time (less than a day from its occurrence) demonstrating the capability of the system in quantifying leakage characteristics subject to complex rate behaviors. The performance of ILDS is examined under different conditions such as multiple well leakages, cap rock leakage, availability of an additional monitoring well, presence of pressure drift and noise in the pressure sensor and uncertainty in the reservoir model.

  19. 1H NMR Spectroscopy and MVA Analysis of Diplodus sargus Eating the Exotic Pest Caulerpa cylindracea.

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    De Pascali, Sandra A; Del Coco, Laura; Felline, Serena; Mollo, Ernesto; Terlizzi, Antonio; Fanizzi, Francesco P

    2015-06-05

    The green alga Caulerpa cylindracea is a non-autochthonous and invasive species that is severely affecting the native communities in the Mediterranean Sea. Recent researches show that the native edible fish Diplodus sargus actively feeds on this alga and cellular and physiological alterations have been related to the novel alimentary habits. The complex effects of such a trophic exposure to the invasive pest are still poorly understood. Here we report on the metabolic profiles of plasma from D. sargus individuals exposed to C. cylindracea along the southern Italian coast, using 1H NMR spectroscopy and multivariate analysis (Principal Component Analysis, PCA, Orthogonal Partial Least Square, PLS, and Orthogonal Partial Least Square Discriminant Analysis, OPLS-DA). Fish were sampled in two seasonal periods from three different locations, each characterized by a different degree of algal abundance. The levels of the algal bisindole alkaloid caulerpin, which is accumulated in the fish tissues, was used as an indicator of the trophic exposure to the seaweed and related to the plasma metabolic profiles. The profiles appeared clearly influenced by the sampling period beside the content of caulerpin, while the analyses also supported a moderate alteration of lipid and choline metabolism related to the Caulerpa-based diet.

  20. Enhanced vaccine-induced CD8+ T cell responses to malaria antigen ME-TRAP by fusion to MHC class ii invariant chain.

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    Alexandra J Spencer

    Full Text Available The orthodox role of the invariant chain (CD74; Ii is in antigen presentation to CD4+ T cells, but enhanced CD8+ T cells responses have been reported after vaccination with vectored viral vaccines encoding a fusion of Ii to the antigen of interest. In this study we assessed whether fusion of the malarial antigen, ME-TRAP, to Ii could increase the vaccine-induced CD8+ T cell response. Following single or heterologous prime-boost vaccination of mice with a recombinant chimpanzee adenovirus vector, ChAd63, or recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA, higher frequencies of antigen-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cells were observed, with the largest increases observed following a ChAd63-MVA heterologous prime-boost regimen. Studies in non-human primates confirmed the ability of Ii-fusion to augment the T cell response, where a 4-fold increase was maintained up to 11 weeks after the MVA boost. Of the numerous different approaches explored to increase vectored vaccine induced immunogenicity over the years, fusion to the invariant chain showed a consistent enhancement in CD8+ T cell responses across different animal species and may therefore find application in the development of vaccines against human malaria and other diseases where high levels of cell-mediated immunity are required.

  1. Nanoparticle-based targeting of vaccine compounds to skin antigen-presenting cells by hair follicles and their transport in mice.

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    Mahe, Brice; Vogt, Annika; Liard, Christelle; Duffy, Darragh; Abadie, Valérie; Bonduelle, Olivia; Boissonnas, Alexandre; Sterry, Wolfram; Verrier, Bernard; Blume-Peytavi, Ulrike; Combadiere, Behazine

    2009-05-01

    Particle-based drug delivery systems target active compounds to the hair follicle and may result in a better penetration and higher efficiency of compound uptake by skin resident cells. As previously proposed, such delivery systems could be important tools for vaccine delivery. In this study, we investigated the penetration of solid fluorescent 40 or 200 nm polystyrene nanoparticles (NPs) as well as virus particles in murine skin to further investigate the efficacy of transcutaneously (TC) applied particulate vaccine delivery route. We demonstrated that 40 and 200 nm NPs and modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) expressing the green-fluorescent protein penetrated deeply into hair follicles and were internalized by perifollicular antigen-presenting cells (APCs). Fibered-based confocal microscopy analyses allowed visualizing in vivo particle penetration along the follicular duct, diffusion into the surrounding tissue, uptake by APCs and transport to the draining lymph nodes. The application of small particles, such as ovalbumin coding DNA or MVA, induced both humoral and cellular immune responses. Furthermore, TC applied MVA induced protection against vaccinia virus challenge. Our results strengthen the concept of TC targeting of cutaneous APCs by hair follicles and will contribute to the development of advanced vaccination protocols using NPs or viral vectors.

  2. Multiserotype protection elicited by a combinatorial prime-boost vaccination strategy against bluetongue virus.

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    Eva Calvo-Pinilla

    Full Text Available Bluetongue virus (BTV belongs to the genus Orbivirus within the family Reoviridae. The development of vector-based vaccines expressing conserved protective antigens results in increased immune activation and could reduce the number of multiserotype vaccinations required, therefore providing a cost-effective product. Recent recombinant DNA technology has allowed the development of novel strategies to develop marker and safe vaccines against BTV. We have now engineered naked DNAs and recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (rMVA expressing VP2, VP7 and NS1 proteins from BTV-4. IFNAR((-/- mice inoculated with DNA/rMVA-VP2,-VP7-NS1 in an heterologous prime boost vaccination strategy generated significant levels of antibodies specific of VP2, VP7, and NS1, including those with neutralizing activity against BTV-4. In addition, vaccination stimulated specific CD8(+ T cell responses against these three BTV proteins. Importantly, the vaccine combination expressing NS1, VP2 and VP7 proteins of BTV-4, elicited sterile protection against a lethal dose of homologous BTV-4 infection. Remarkably, the vaccine induced cross-protection against lethal doses of heterologous BTV-8 and BTV-1 suggesting that the DNA/rMVA-VP2,-VP7,-NS1 marker vaccine is a promising multiserotype vaccine against BTV.

  3. Alimentos modificados e suas implicações no metabolismo energético

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    Mourão,Denise Machado; Monteiro,Josefina Bressan Resende; Hermsdorff,Helen Hermana Miranda; Teixeira,Marta Cristina Leite

    2005-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Comparar o efeito de duas dietas, modificadas no perfil de seus carboidratos, no metabolismo energético de homens com peso normal e com sobrepeso. MÉTODOS: Três formulações convencionais e suas formulações correspondentes diet, compuseram as dietas isoenergéticas padrão e a dieta modificada, respectivamente. Utilizou-se a calorimetria indireta, para obtenção dos dados referentes ao metabolismo energético. A amostra foi de 13 homens em cada grupo. RESULTADOS: O grupo com sobrepeso ap...

  4. Propiedades de los aceites vegetales modificados por hidrogenacion, interesterificación y fraccionamiento

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    Grompone, M. A.

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available The advent of techniques of chemical processing (hydrogenation and interesterification and physical processing (fractionation provides the manufacturer the capacity of modifying one or many physicochemical properties of an oil or fat. In the present paper the influence of the chemical interesterification and thermal fractionation without solvent on the physical properties (melting point, solid fat index of the products obtained by partial hydrogenation of soybean oil is studied. Properties of mixtures of partially hydrogenated soybean oil and totally hydrogenated coconut oil are also determined. The examples studied show that knowing the changes produced by current modification methods is useful to design fatty products for specific purposes.

    El advenimiento de técnicas de procesamiento químico (hidrogenación e interesterificación y físico (fraccionamiento proveen al industrial de la capacidad de modificar una o varias de las propiedades fisicoquímicas de una grasa o aceite. En este trabajo se estudia de un modo sistemático la influencia de la interesterificación química y del fraccionamiento térmico sin solventes sobre las propiedades físicas (punto de fusión, índice de grasa sólida de los productos obtenidos por hidrogenación parcial de aceite de soya. También se determinan las propiedades de mezclas de aceite de soya parcialmente hidrogenado con aceite de coco totalmente hidrogenado. Los ejemplos estudiados muestran que el conocimiento de los cambios ocasionados por los procesos de modificación corrientes son útiles para diseñar productos grasos para fines específicos.

  5. APLICACIÓN DEL TEST DE LA BARRA TRANSVERSAL MODIFICADO PARA EVALUAR RATAS HEMIPARKINSONIZADAS.

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    Fernández Verdecia Caridad Ivette

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available La degeneración nigroestriatal que caracteriza a la enfermedad de Parkinson (EP es estudiada en modelos experimentales en roedores por inyección de 6-hidroxidopamina (6-OHDA. El presente estudio presenta una versión modificada del test de la barra transversal (TBT que permite la cuantificación del déficit motor a través de: tiempo que demora la rata en alcanzar una de las plataformas (latencia de escape, LE; tiempo que demora en caer de la barra (latencia de caída, LC; número total de errores cometidos durante la ejecución en cada barra (número de errores, NE. La forma y el diámetro de la sección transversal de la barra se modificaron desde barras rectangulares y circulares de 2.5 cm de diámetro hasta barras con esta misma forma y 1 cm de diámetro respectivamente lo cual impuso la mayor dificultad a la ejecución del test. Tres grupos de ratas Wistar fueron evaluados: no-tratadas (n=15, lesionadas con 6-OHDA (n=14 y falsas operadas (n=14. Todas las variables estudiadas mostraron diferencias significativas entre ratas controles y hemiparkinsonizadas. Para todos los tipos de barras, las variables LE y NE se incrementaron mientras que la LC disminuyó significativamente en las ratas hemiparkinsonizadas en comparación con las ratas controles. La LC mostró diferencias altamente significativas (p<0.001 entre las barras de mayor y menor diámetro. TBT es un test que explora la función sensoriomotora, no requiere grandes sesiones de entrenamiento previo ni motivación aversiva ni deprivación de alimento. Este test resulta de gran utilidad para evaluar las deficiencias motoras que se presentan en el modelo de hemiparkinsonismo unilateral así como en otros modelos experimentales de enfermedades neurodegenerativas.

  6. APLICACIÓN DEL TEST DE LA BARRA TRANSVERSAL MODIFICADO PARA EVALUAR RATAS HEMIPARKINSONIZADAS.

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    LISETTE BLANCO LEZCANO

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La degeneración nigroestriatal que caracteriza a la enfermedad de Parkinson (EP es estudiada en modelos experimentales en roedores por inyección de 6-hidroxidopamina (6-OHDA. El presente estudio presenta una versión modificada del test de la barra transversal (TBT que permite la cuantificación del déficit motor a través de: tiempo que demora la rata en alcanzar una de las plataformas (latencia de escape, LE; tiempo que demora en caer de la barra (latencia de caída, LC; número total de errores cometidos durante la ejecución en cada barra (número de errores, NE. La forma y el diámetro de la sección transversal de la barra se modificaron desde barras rectangulares y circulares de 2,5 cm de diámetro hasta barras con esta misma forma y 1 cm de diámetro respectivamente lo cual impuso la mayor dificultad a la ejecución del test. Tres grupos de ratas Wistar fueron evaluados: no-tratadas (n=15, lesionadas con 6-OHDA (n=14 y falsas operadas (n=14. Todas las variables estudiadas mostraron diferencias significativas entre ratas controles y hemiparkinsonizadas. Para todos los tipos de barras, las variables LE y NE se incrementaron mientras que la LC disminuyó significativamente en las ratas hemiparkinsonizadas en comparación con las ratas controles. La LC mostró diferencias altamente significativas (p<0,001 entre las barras de mayor y menor diámetro. TBT es un test que explora la función sensoriomotora, no requiere grandes sesiones de entrenamiento previo ni motivación aversiva ni deprivación de alimento. Este test resulta de gran utilidad para evaluar las deficiencias motoras que se presentan en el modelo de hemiparkinsonismo unilateral así como en otros modelos experimentales de enfermedades neurodegenerativas.

  7. Filmes de amidos de mandioca modificados para recobrimento e conservação de uvas

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    Suellen Laís Vicentino

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In this article, films were produced with six types of cassava's starch mixed with gelatin and plasticized with sorbitol. These films were used in covering of grapes 'Benitaka' (Vitis vinifera L. as biodegradable packaging. The acetylated starch film showed the best results in solubility, thickness and homogeneity, besides the less water loss the fruit, resulting in better coverage, increasing the shelf life fruits in 12 days. These results demonstrate the great potential of using films in food conservation, adding value to agricultural activity and helping to reduce non-biodegradable plastics in the environment.

  8. Estudo de propriedades de PVC modificado com grupos alquila e benzila

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    Vinhas,G. M; Rosa M. Souto-Maior; Yeda M. B. de Almeida

    2005-01-01

    O poli(cloreto de vinila) (PVC) é o segundo termoplástico mais consumido em todo o mundo, sendo considerado o mais versátil dentre os plásticos. A grande versatilidade do PVC deve-se a suas propriedades e também a sua adequação aos mais variados processos de transformação. Uma vez que a resina de PVC é atóxica e inerte, a escolha de aditivos com essas mesmas características, permite a fabricação de filmes para embalagens de alimentos e produtos médico-hospitalares. Entretanto, suas propriedad...

  9. Modified silicates applied in adsorption of heavy metal; Silicatos modificados aplicados na adsorcao de metal pesado

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    Farias, M.C.M. de [Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), PB (Brazil). Unidade Academica de Engenharia de Materiais; Raposo, C.M.O., E-mail: raposo@dmg.ufcg.edu.b [Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), Campina Grande, PB (Brazil). Unidade Academica de Mineracao e Geologia

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    The levels of heavy metals in the environment has increased considerably in recent decades due to various human activities, which cause serious pollution problems, both in aquatic systems and in soil. The clay minerals present himself as amenable to the adsorption of metal ions and, sometimes, taking the advantage of being abundant and inexpensive. Vermiculite has intrinsic characteristics which favor its use as adsorbent. In this work, we investigate the adsorption of lead (II) from aqueous solutions by vermiculite fractions in commercial, fine to medium in molar concentration between 1-4 mmol (s). The samples provided by the Uniao Brasileira de Mineracao/Paraiba/Brazil were modified thermal and organically. The results of X-ray diffraction associated with the results of X-ray fluorescence showed that the average fraction vermiculite exfoliated organically modified responded most significantly to the adsorption process when compared to vermiculite fine fraction under the same conditions. (author)

  10. PRODUCCION A ESCALA PILOTO DE HEMBRAS DE CHORO ZAPATO CON COLOR GONADAL MODIFICADO MEDIANTE TECNICAS BIOTECNOLOGICAS

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    TARIFEÑO S., EDUARDO

    2010-01-01

    El Choro zapato (Choromytilus chorus) es un mejillón autóctono en Chile con grandes condiciones para su cultivo masivo por su tamaño y rápido crecimiento, comparado con la especie principal de la mitilicultura chilena, el chorito chileno (Mytilus chilensis). Sin embargo, el color café oscuro de las gónadas de las hembra del choro zapato es un factor limitante que frena el interés de los mitilicultores por su cultivo. En base a los resultados del proyecto FONDEF D01-1110 “Biotecnología aplicad...

  11. Cementos oseos acrílicos modificados con hidroxiapatita para implantes óseos

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    Mónica López Hernández

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo dinámico, tan característico de nuestras sociedades modernas, ha provocado un aumento en la expectativa de vida del hombre. El envejecimiento progresivo de la población se ha visto acompañado por un notable incremento de las afecciones articulares degenerativas que requieren de sustitución protésica. En las últimas décadas las investigaciones en el campo de los biomateriales han estado dirigidas a la búsqueda de materiales con las características adecuadas para la restauración o sustitución del tejido óseo. Entre ellos se encuentran, los cementos óseos, los cuales se han convertido en los últimos años en biomateriales de gran utilidad como sustitutos óseos. El estudio de diferentes formulaciones químicas, de las propiedades físicas y mecánicas, el efecto de posibles aditivos, la biocompatibilidad y las propiedades biológicas de estos cementos tienen como objetivo principal la obtenci ón de biomateriales con variadas aplicaciones en los ámbitos quirúrgicos en que se requiere la sustitución y regeneración ósea. Se revisaron los aspectos más importantes de los cementos óseos acrílicos en cuanto a sus propiedades físicas, químicas, mecánicas, así como los métodos más usados para la preparación del polímero y las formulaciones de los cementos. Se discuten también las experiencias clínicas acumuladas con diferentes tipos de cementos acrílicos, sus ventajas y limitaciones tanto en la fijación de endoprótesis articulares como en el relleno de defectos óseos y los intentos por mejorar su biocompatibilidad mediante cargas de hidroxiapatita (HA. La obtención de materiales compuestos por polimetacrilato de metilo-HA parece ser una vía factible que promete resultados prominentes para la fabricación de nuevos cementos quirúrgicos con mejores propiedades para ser usados en la cirugía reconstructiva del hueso en general.

  12. Capacidad y comportamiento de la adsorción de fenol en caolines naturales y modificados

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    García San Cristóbal, Ana Isabel

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    En la actualidad las industrias químicas, farmacéuticas y clínicas, originan contaminantes en aguas superficiales, aguas subterráneas y suelos de nuestro país, como es el caso del fenol, contaminante orgánico común y altamente dañino para los organismos, incluso a bajas concentraciones. Existen en el mercado diferentes metodologías para minimizar la contaminación pero muchos de estos procesos tienen un alto coste, generación de contaminantes, etc. La adsorción de contaminantes por medio de ar...

  13. Amidos quimicamente modificados empregados na substituição de gordura em alimentos

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    Resumo: Em decorrência da preocupação de se reduzir o consumo de gordura, sem alterar a qualida.c:iae a5-características sensoriais. do produto, tem-s.e procurado desenvolver substitutos que imitem as propriedades organolépticas e funcionais da gordura. Assim, Q objetivo deste trabalhQ foi estudar o efeito de diferentes modificações químicas (hidrólise ácida, acetilação, intercruzamento, esterificação com ácidos graxa.s.de cadeia Linear), na estrutura, nas caracteristicas fisicoquímicas e ...

  14. Soluciones científicas al problema del hambre. Organismos genéticamente modificados

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    García Olmedo, Francisco

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    Según datos del Banco Mundial, en los últimos años se han producido aumentos en la producción de alimentos por habitante en todas las áreas geográficas, con excepción del Sahel. La humanidad está mejor alimentada que nunca y la proporción de hambrientos ha disminuido, De acuerdo con la FAO, el número de personas con hambre estricta en Africa, Asia y América del Sur pasó de 935 millones en 1970 a 730 millones en 1990, a pesar de que en esas regiones casi se duplicó la población. Aun así, esto ...

  15. INFILTRAÇÃO MARGINAL DE CIMENTOS IONOMÉRICOS MODIFICADOS POR RESINA

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    CARRARA Carlos Eduardo

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    Full Text Available Comparou-se a infiltração marginal de dois cimentos restauradores que liberam flúor, o Vitremer/3M e o Variglass/Caulk Dentsply. Cavidades classe II foram confeccionadas nas faces mesiais e distais de pré-molares extraídos. Cada dente recebeu uma restauração de cada material. Procedeu-se, então, a termociclagem em solução de fucsina básica a 0,5%. Nenhum material foi capaz de evitar a infiltração marginal, porém, esta foi menor nas restaurações de Vitremer/3M (p<0,01.

  16. Comportamiento de una Mezcla Densa en Caliente Elaborada con Asfaltos Modificados con Asfaltita

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    Full Text Available Laboratory tests were used to evaluate the effect on the mechanical properties of a hot asphalt mix (MDC-2 as per INVIAS, 2007 specifications due to the addition by wet way of a natural asphaltite from the San Alberto Mine (Santander, Colombia. The strength under monotonic load, resilient modulus and rutting were evaluated. Two asphalt cements (CA were used, CA 80-100 from the Barrancabermeja refinery (Colombia and CA 60-70 from Apiay (Colombia. The results show that the mechanical properties evaluated were higher for the MDC2 mixes modified with asphaltite compared with mixtures with asphalts without additives. Additionally penetration tests at different temperatures and softening points were conducted on asphalt cementswith and without additive. The asphaltite produces higher penetration resistance and lower thermal flow susceptibility.

  17. Fluxo gênico em milho geneticamente modificado com resistência a insetos

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar o fluxo gênico em milho transgênico com resistência a insetos, em lavouras comerciais. Amostras de grãos foram coletadas em lavouras com milho convencional e transgênico, nos municípios de: Itumirim, Uberlândia, Paracatu e Tupaciguara, MG; Itapetininga e Pedrinhas, SP; e Assaí e Ponta Grossa, PR. As amostras foram coletadas em lavouras de milho convencional, a partir de 5 m de distância da fonte com o milho transgênico. Foram coletadas dez espigas de plantas individuais por ponto, em quatro repetições, no total de 40 espigas para cada distância amostrada. As análises de fluxo gênico foram realizadas por meio da técnica de reação em cadeia da polimerase (PCR em tempo real. Em média, 82% da fecundação cruzada ocorreu nos primeiros 30 m. Em Itapetininga, SP, foram observadas as maiores taxas de fecundação cruzada - acima de 10% até a distância de 50 m -, porém, inferiores a 1% na distância de 100 m. O isolamento de 20 m, com dez linhas de bordadura, não é suficiente para garantir taxas de fecundação cruzada inferiores a 1%.

  18. DESARROLLO Y ESTANDARIZACION DE TECNOLOGIAS PARA LA PRODUCCION DE ANTICUERPOS MONOCLONARES MODIFICADOS CON APLICACIONES EN BIOMEDICINA

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    Las proteínas recombinantes terapéuticas, conocidas como biofármacos, han revolucionado la industria farmacéutica, esperándose una creciente demanda en los próximos años. Dentro de éstos, destacan los anticuerpos recombinantes (AcR), que pueden clasificarse en quiméricos, humanizados y completamente humanos, hallándose varios de ellos disponibles comercialmente, con aplicaciones en el tratamiento del cáncer, enfermedades autoinmunes, rechazo de transplante renal, tratamiento de cardiopatía co...

  19. Granada modificado con restricción geométrica

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    El desarrollo de la química computacional la ha convertido en una sólida e importante disciplina de la química moderna. Numerosos métodos han sido implementados con objetivos muy diversos. La metodología de Hipersuperficie de Múltiples Mínimos (MMH) permite el estudio de la influencia de disolventes sobre un soluto, y en general de interacciones débiles, haciendo uso de las herramientas de la química cuántica y la termodinámica estadística. Con el objetivo de explorar el espacio de configurac...

  20. Modelado de fractura dúctil sobre aceros modificados superficialmente 545-A

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    Históricamente la fractura ha sido considerada siempre como un efecto indeseado entre los materiales, dado que su aparición supone un cese del material en servicio, puesto que un material fracturado carece de importancia desde el punto de vista comercial. Consecuentemente, la Mecánica de Fractura ha experimentado un desarrollo importante en las últimas décadas como no lo hizo en toda la historia de los materiales. El desarrollo de nuevos campos a nivel científico y técnico han estado de la ma...

  1. Influencia del proceso de esterilización en la mojabilidad del titanio modificado superficialmente

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    Pergueroles, M.; Menéndez Crespo, Emilio; Aparicio, C.; Planell Estany, Josep Anton; Gil, F. X. (Francesc Xavier)

    2004-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar el cambio en las propiedades energéticas de muestras de titanio comercialmente puro debido a distintos tratamientos superficiales y a distintos métodos de esterilización; con la finalidad de entender cómo afectan estos cambios a los procesos biológicos de los implantes de titanio. Los distintos tratamientos superficiales utilizados fueron: la formación de rugosidad mediante la proyección de partículas abrasivas, el granallado, y la esteri...

  2. Animales genéticamente modificados, primates no humanos. (La visión europea

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    Velayos Castelo, Carmen

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    Full Text Available European citizens think that more needs to be done to improve the level of welfare/protection of animals used in experiments. In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that the existing legislation for the protection of animals used in experiments (Directive 86/609/EEC. needs to be revised in order to promote improvements in the welfare of laboratory animals and to further foster the development of alternative methods. The UE citizens’ consultation received the third largest number of responses to a Commission internet consultation ever. Since 1986 important progress has been made in science and new techniques have become available, such as use of transgenic animals, xenotransplantation and cloning. These require specific attention, which the current Directive does not provide for. Nor is the use of animals with a higher degree of neurophysiological sensitivity specifically regulated, such as in the case of non-human primates. This essay wants to reflect about experiments with primates and transgenic animals from the perspective of the institutional european ethics.Los ciudadanos europeos creen que se necesita hacer algo más para mejorar el nivel de bienestar/protección de los animales que son utilizados en experimentos. En los últimos años, se ha hecho cada vez más evidente que la legislación actual para la protección de los animales utilizados en experimentación (Directiva 86/609(EEC necesita ser revisada para promover mejoras en el bienestar de los animales de laboratorio, así como para facilitar el desarrollo de métodos alternativos. La consulta de ciudadanos europeos ha recibido el tercer número más alto de respuestas que ha tenido jamás una consulta de la Comisión por internet. Desde 1986, ha habido importantes progresos en ciencia y hay nuevas técnicas disponibles, como la utilización de animales transgénicos, los xenotrasplantes y la clonación. Dichas técnicas requieren una atención específica que la Directiva actual no procura. Como tampoco está regulada específicamente la investigación con animales con el más alto grado de sensibilidad neurofisiológica, como los primates no humanos. Este trabajo quiere reflexionar sobre experimentos con primates y animales transgénicos desde la perspectiva de la ética institucional europea.

  3. Granada modificado con restricción geométrica

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    Susana González Santana

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo de la química computacional la ha convertido en una sólida e importante disciplina de la química moderna. Numerosos métodos han sido implementados con objetivos muy diversos. La metodología de Hipersuperficie de Múltiples Mínimos (MMH permite el estudio de la influencia de disolventes sobre un soluto, y en general de interacciones débiles, haciendo uso de las herramientas de la química cuántica y la termodinámica estadística. Con el objetivo de explorar el espacio de configuraciones se crea un ensemble N, V, T empleando el programa GRANADA para generar  celdas o supermoléculas de configuraciones diferentes del (o los disolvente(s que rodean al soluto. El programa GRANADA no permite restringir la generación de configuraciones del disolvente a una zona del espacio específica respecto al soluto. Esta restricción es útil para evitar la exploración innecesaria (y el consiguiente costo computacional de las zonas del espacio que no son de interés o no representan la realidad física del problema. Por este motivo, en este trabajo se modificó el código fuente del GRANADA para implementar la restricción espacial en la generación de las celdas. Además presentamos un ejemplo de las ventajas de aplicar la restricción para la modelación de la influencia de grupos superficiales en la adsorción de Hexaclorociclohexano en Carbón Activado utilizando un modelo simple.

  4. Aluminosilicatos naturales y modificados como adsorbentes para la eliminación de contaminantes ambientales

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    González,María José

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    Este trabajo de Tesis se ha realizado en el marco de una investigación interdisciplinaria, dirigida al aprovechamiento de algunos de nuestros vastos recursos minerales para el desarrollo de tecnologías alternativas para el tratamiento de aguas subterráneas con contenidos anómalos de arsénico. El objetivo específico del trabajo está dirigido a la utilización de aluminosilicatos naturales, de amplia distribución en nuestro país, para su empleo, en su forma natural y/o modificada, en procesos de...

  5. Grado de conocimiento y actitudes de los consumidores espanoles hacia los alimentos modificados geneticamente

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    Rouhia NOOMENE; Gil, Jose Maria

    2006-01-01

    Los alimentos transgenicos han sido objecto de un consuderabke debate en los ultimos anos, manteniendose posturas radicalmente opuestas. A pesar de que la aceptacion entre los productores es notable, los consumidores, sobre todo en Europa, se han mostrado tradicionalmente reacios a este tipo de productos. Una vez que se ha aprobado la regulacion sobre el etiquetado de estos alimentos y, por tanto, que el consumidor va a disponer de cierta informacion sobre la naturaleza de los productos que v...

  6. Organismos geneticamente modificados (OGMs): alimentos, teorias e tendências no mundo

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    Carmo, Aurélio Hipólito do

    2006-01-01

    Esta tese diz respeito aos alimentos transgênicos; dentre eles foi dado maior ênfase à soja transgênica, pois o Brasil é o segundo país do mundo nessa área de alimento, só sendo sobrepujado pelos Estados Unidos. Muitas pesquisas foram feitas, sobre tal assunto, a fim de aquilatar, em todos os países do Globo, o grau de concepção desse produto. De fato, a resposta foi obtida com certa rapidez; não há no mundo um só país, cuja população sinta-se segura com a imposição feita pelas multinacionais...

  7. Infectivity of attenuated poxvirus vaccine vectors and immunogenicity of a raccoonpox vectored rabies vaccine in the Brazilian Free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)

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    Stading, Benjamin; Osorio, Jorge E.; Velasco-Villa, Andres; Smotherman, Michael; Kingstad-Bakke, Brock; Rocke, Tonie E.

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    Bats (Order Chiroptera) are an abundant group of mammals with tremendous ecological value as insectivores and plant dispersers, but their role as reservoirs of zoonotic diseases has received more attention in the last decade. With the goal of managing disease in free-ranging bats, we tested modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) and raccoon poxvirus (RCN) as potential vaccine vectors in the Brazilian Free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis), using biophotonic in vivo imaging and immunogenicity studies. Animals were administered recombinant poxviral vectors expressing the luciferase gene (MVA-luc, RCN-luc) through oronasal (ON) or intramuscular (IM) routes and subsequently monitored for bioluminescent signal indicative of viral infection. No clinical illness was noted after exposure to any of the vectors, and limited luciferase expression was observed. Higher and longer levels of expression were observed with the RCN-luc construct. When given IM, luciferase expression was limited to the site of injection, while ON exposure led to initial expression in the oral cavity, often followed by secondary replication at another location, likely the gastric mucosa or gastric associated lymphatic tissue. Viral DNA was detected in oral swabs up to 7 and 9 days post infection (dpi) for MVA and RCN, respectively. While no live virus was detected in oral swabs from MVA-infected bats, titers up to 3.88 x 104 PFU/ml were recovered from oral swabs of RCN-infected bats. Viral DNA was also detected in fecal samples from two bats inoculated IM with RCN, but no live virus was recovered. Finally, we examined the immunogenicity of a RCN based rabies vaccine (RCN-G) following ON administration. Significant rabies neutralizing antibody titers were detected in the serum of immunized bats using the rapid fluorescence focus inhibition test (RFFIT). These studies highlight the safety and immunogenicity of attenuated poxviruses and their potential use as vaccine vectors in bats.

  8. Pre-clinical development of BCG.HIVA(CAT, an antibiotic-free selection strain, for HIV-TB pediatric vaccine vectored by lysine auxotroph of BCG.

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    Full Text Available In the past, we proposed to develop a heterologous recombinant BCG prime-recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA boost dual pediatric vaccine platform against transmission of breast milk HIV-1 and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb. In this study, we assembled an E. coli-mycobacterial shuttle plasmid pJH222.HIVA(CAT expressing HIV-1 clade A immunogen HIVA. This shuttle vector employs an antibiotic resistance-free mechanism based on Operator-Repressor Titration (ORT system for plasmid selection and maintenance in E. coli and lysine complementation in mycobacteria. This shuttle plasmid was electroporated into parental lysine auxotroph (safer strain of BCG to generate vaccine BCG.HIVA(CAT. All procedures complied with Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs. We demonstrated that the episomal plasmid pJH222.HIVA(CAT was stable in vivo over a 20-week period, and genetically and phenotypically characterized the BCG.HIVA(CAT vaccine strain. The BCG.HIVA(CAT vaccine in combination with MVA.HIVA induced HIV-1- and Mtb-specific interferon γ-producing T-cell responses in newborn and adult BALB/c mice. On the other hand, when adult mice were primed with BCG.HIVA(CAT and boosted with MVA.HIVA.85A, HIV-1-specific CD8(+ T-cells producing IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-2 and CD107a were induced. To assess the biosafety profile of BCG.HIVA(CAT-MVA.HIVA regimen, body mass loss of newborn mice was monitored regularly throughout the vaccination experiment and no difference was observed between the vaccinated and naïve groups of animals. Thus, we demonstrated T-cell immunogenicity of a novel, safer, GLP-compatible BCG-vectored vaccine using prototype immunogen HIVA. Second generation immunogens derived from HIV-1 as well as other major pediatric pathogens can be constructed in a similar fashion to prime protective responses soon after birth.

  9. Determination of aflatoxins M1, M2, B1, B2, G1 and G2 in peanut by modified QuEChERS method and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry | Determinação de aflatoxinas M1, M2, B1, B2, G1 e G2 em amendoim utilizando um método QuEChERS modificado e cromatografia líquida de ultraeficiência com detecção por espectrometria de massas sequencial

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    Juliana Swensson de Mattos

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    Full Text Available A suitable method for routine analysis of aflatoxins M1, M2, B1, B2, G1, G2 in peanut by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry was developed and validated. The sample preparation was performed using a triple partitioning (water/acetonitrile/hexane modified Quick Easy Cheap Effective Rugged and Safe (QuEChERS method. For the first time, this method is reportedly used for aflatoxins analysis in peanut. Satisfactory recoveries ranged from 71 to 101%, with relative standard deviation lower than 15% were obtained for the target aflatoxins. The determination coefficients were ≥ 0.99 which showed good linearity. The LOD and LOQ varied from 0.03 to 0.26 ng g-1 and 0.1 to 0.88 ng g-1, respectively. The validated method was successfully applied to for the determination of aflatoxins in ten peanut samples. Total aflatoxin concentration exceeded the maximum level permitted by the Brazilian regulation in one sample of roasted peanut, while aflatoxins M1 and M2 were detected respectively in three and in one of the samples. The results strongly suggest that peanuts and peanut products should be continuously monitored for the aflatoxins investigated in this work. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Um método adequado para a análise de rotina de aflatoxinas M1, M2, B1, B2, G1, G2 em amendoim por cromatografia líquida de ultraeficiência com espectrometria de massas foi desenvolvido e validado. A preparação da amostra foi realizada utilizando um método QuEChERS (Quick Easy Cheap Effective Rugged and Safe modificado, empregando partição tripla (água/acetonitrila/hexano. Pela primeira vez este método foi utilizado para análise de aflatoxinas em amendoim. Recuperações satisfatórias, entre 71 e 101%, com coeficientes de variação inferiores a 15%, foram obtidas para as aflatoxinas estudadas. Os coeficientes de determinação foram ≥ 0,99, demostrando boa

  10. Occupational accidents and affecting factors of metal industry in a factory in Ankara

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    Mustafa N. Ilhan

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective:According to the statistics of the Social Security Institution, 18672 occupational accidents occurred in the metal industry in 2008 in Turkey. Whereas 78 of these accidents resulted in death, 252 people became permanently incapable of working. In 2008, 369677 working days were lost as a result of occupational accidents. Evaluating the reasons for and the results of accidents in the metal industry and contributing to the development of recommendations for prevention in accordance with the information obtained. Method: The study was conducted with 201 of 210 workers working in heavy metal manufacturing and construction in the building company between April 2008 and June 2008. Results: The frequency of occupational accidents among the metal workers was 22% between January 2007 and June 2008. The reasons for the workers’ accidents are listed as; insufficient use of personal protective equipment (44%, carelessness (37%, and personal reasons, not to be taken of security measures at machines and looms/ unsuitable machines (both 17%.Conclusion: The study demonstrates that the accidents mostly occur because of failure to use of personal protective equipment, insufficient vocational training. Key Words: Occupational, accident, metal industry, preventionAnkara’da bir metal sanayi fabrikasında iş kazaları ve etkileyen faktörler Özet Amaç: 2008 yılında Sosyal Güvenlik Kurumu’nun verilerine göre metal sanayisinde 18672 iş kazası meydana gelmiş ve 369677 işgünü kaybı olmuştur.  Bu kazalardan 78 tanesi ölümle sonuçlanırken, 252 kişi kalıcı olarak işgöremez hale gelmiştir. Metal sanayisinde meydana gelen kazaların sebep ve sonuçlarını inceleyerek, elde edilen bilgiler doğrultusunda kazaların önlenmesine yönelik tavsiyelerin geliştirilmesi amaçlanmıştır. Yöntem: Araştırma, Ankara’da faaliyet gösteren ağır metal imalat, konstrüksiyon ve inşaat sanayi şirketinde 2008 Nisan-2008 Haziran döneminde çalışan 210 işçinin 201’ine anket uygulanmasıyla yürütülmüştür. Bulgular: Ocak 2007 ve Haziran 2008 tarihleri arasında metal işçilerinin iş kazası sıklığı %22 bulunmuştur. İş kazalarının nedenleri olarak yetersiz kişsel koruyucu ekipman kullanımı (%44, dikkatsizlik (%37, kişisel nedenler (%17 ile makine ve tezgahlarda güvenlik önlemlerinin alınmaması/makinelerin uygun olmaması (%17 belirtilmiştir. Sonuç: Çalışma, iş kazalarının çoğunlukla kişisel koruyucu ekipmanın kullanımındaki eksiklikten ve yetersiz mesleki eğitimden kaynaklandığını ortaya koymuştur. Anahtar Kelimeler: İş, kaza, metal sanayi, önleme 

  11. Factors associated with preoperative anxiety levels of Turkish surgical patients: from a single center in Ankara

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    Erkilic, Ezgi; Kesimci, Elvin; Soykut, Cem; Doger, Cihan; Gumus, Tülin; Kanbak, Orhan

    2017-01-01

    Background Preoperative anxiety and stress are undoubtedly a difficult experience in patients undergoing elective surgery. These unpleasant sensations depend on several factors. The objective of this study was to evaluate the preoperative anxiety levels in a sample of Turkish population, as well as the underlying causes using the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI anxiety) scale. Methods The study was conducted according to the Declaration of Helsinki and was approved by the local ethical committee. All participants gave written informed consent upon having received detailed information on the study. Upon entry in the study, state and trait anxiety questionnaires were completed by 186 patients scheduled for elective surgery. The influencing factors in regard to age, sex, educational status and others were also reported. Results There was a statistically significant positive correlation between state and trait anxiety scores in this Turkish population. While the most important predictive factors that affected state-STAI scores were age, sex and duration of sleep the night before surgery; educational status and age were the best predictors for determining the variation in trait-STAI scores. Conclusion The factors affecting anxiety levels in different populations might vary among different countries. Interestingly, in this sample of Turkish population, the trait anxiety levels were found to be higher from state-anxiety levels, especially in women and less educated people. Thus, doubts about operation and anesthesia are overlooked. This could be attributed to the low to intermediate life standards of people admitted to our hospital. PMID:28280304

  12. 76 FR 537 - Eurasian Oil and Gas Suppliers Mission to Almaty, Kazakhstan Ankara and Istanbul Turkey

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    ... services; Turbines, compressors and pumps for pipeline applications; Measurement and process control... and services for refineries, gas processing and petrochemical plants; Seismic processing and... and production equipment and services, 2. 2-D and 3-D Seismic equipment and engineering services,...

  13. Agression level of the young wrestlers to assess interms of social-demographic (Example of Ankara)

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    Hamdi Sancaklı; Ünsal Tazegül; Adnan Ersoy

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     The aim of the study is to survey the level of aggression of young male wrestlers according to socio-demographic features. For this aim Aggression Scale, created by Tuzgöl(1998), used. The obtained data has been resolved by using spss package program 15 and seen that the data is non parametric. Statistical analysis methods Kruskal-Wallis H Test, Mann-Whitney U Test and Spearman Test have been used. As a result, no significant difference has been emerged (p>0,05) between the vari...

  14. Agression level of the young wrestlers to assess interms of social-demographic (Example of Ankara

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    Hamdi Sancaklı

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study is to survey the level of aggression of young male wrestlers according to socio-demographic features. For this aim Aggression Scale, created by Tuzgöl(1998, used. The obtained data has been resolved by using spss package program 15 and seen that the data is non parametric. Statistical analysis methods Kruskal-Wallis H Test, Mann-Whitney U Test and Spearman Test have been used. As a result, no significant difference has been emerged (p>0,05 between the variables (age, sports experiment, the highest degree and aggression level, and among the variables. Also according to Spearman Test, used to survey the effects of variables on the level of aggression, no significant difference has been emerged (p>0,05.

  15. Agression level of the young wrestlers to assess interms of social-demographic (Example of Ankara

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    Adnan Ersoy

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    Full Text Available  The aim of the study is to survey the level of aggression of young male wrestlers according to socio-demographic features. For this aim Aggression Scale, created by Tuzgöl(1998, used. The obtained data has been resolved by using spss package program 15 and seen that the data is non parametric. Statistical analysis methods Kruskal-Wallis H Test, Mann-Whitney U Test and Spearman Test have been used. As a result, no significant difference has been emerged (p>0,05 between the variables (age, sports experiment, the highest degree and aggression level, and among the variables. Also according to Spearman Test, used to survey the effects of variables on the level of aggression, no significant difference has been emerged (p>0,05. 

  16. A retrospective study of dento-alveolar injuries of children in Ankara, Turkey.

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    Altay, N; Güngör, H C

    2001-10-01

    Information concerning age and sex distribution, etiology, types, place and extent of trauma as well as seasonal variations, time difference between traumatic injury and seeking of dental care and number of traumatic injuries was recorded retrospectively from 150 patients. The study comprised 91 boys and 59 girls representing 246 dental injuries and 332 injured teeth (72 primary and 260 permanent teeth). The most common injuries were uncomplicated crown fracture (23.57%), subluxation (15.85%), avulsion (10.16%), lateral luxation (9.75%), complicated crown fracture and intrusion (8.4% and 8.94%, respectively). The occurrence of uncomplicated crown fractures was significantly higher (P<0.05) in the 10-12 years age group than other age groups. Lateral luxation and intrusion were significantly higher in the 1-6 and 7-9 years age groups (P<0.05, respectively).

  17. Breast milk lead and cadmium levels from suburban areas of Ankara

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    Oruen, Emel, E-mail: emelorun@hotmail.com [Department of Pediatrics, Fatih University Hospital, Ankara (Turkey); Yalcin, S. Songuel, E-mail: siyalcin@hacettepe.edu.tr [Social Pediatric Unit, Hacettepe University Ihsan Dogramaci Children Hospital, Ankara (Turkey); Aykut, Osman; Orhan, Guennur; Morgil, Goeksel Koc [Analytic Toxicology Laboratory, Refik Saydam National Public Health Agency, Ankara (Turkey); Yurdakoek, Kadriye [Social Pediatric Unit, Hacettepe University Ihsan Dogramaci Children Hospital, Ankara (Turkey); Uzun, Ramazan [Analytic Toxicology Laboratory, Refik Saydam National Public Health Agency, Ankara (Turkey)

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    The objectives of this study were (1) to evaluate levels of lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) in the breast milk at 2 months postpartum, (2) to investigate the relationship between Pb and Cd levels in breast milk and some sociodemographic parameters and (3) to detect whether these levels have any influence on the infant's physical status or on postpartum depression in the mothers. Pb and Cd levels in breast milk were determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS). The median breast milk concentrations of Pb and Cd were 20.59 and 0.67 {mu}g/l, respectively. In 125 (87%) of 144 samples, Pb levels were higher than the limit in breast milk reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) (> 5 {mu}g/l). Breast milk Cd levels were > 1 {mu}g/l in 52 (36%) mothers. The mothers with a history of anemia at any time had higher breast milk Pb levels than those without a history of anemia (21.1 versus 17.9 {mu}g/l; p = 0.0052). The median breast milk Cd levels in active and passive smokers during pregnancy were significantly higher than in non-smokers (0.89, 0.00 {mu}g/l, respectively; p = 0.023). The breast milk Cd levels of the mothers who did not use iron and vitamin supplements for 2 months postpartum were found to be higher than in those who did use the supplements (iron: 0.73, 0.00 {mu}g/l, p = 0.023; vitamin: 0.78, 0.00 {mu}g/l, p = 0.004, respectively). Breast milk Cd levels at the 2nd month were correlated negatively with the z scores of head circumference and the weight for age at birth (r = - 0.257, p = 0.041 and r = - 0.251, p = 0.026, respectively) in girls. We found no correlation between the breast milk Pb and Cd levels and the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale scores. Breast milk monitoring programs should be conducted that have tested considerable numbers of women over time in view of the high levels of Pb in breast milk in this study. - Research highlights: {yields} Breast milk Pb levels were higher than the advised safety limits. {yields} The mothers having history of anemia have higher Pb levels than those of have not. {yields} Breast milk Cd levels in non-smokers were lower than others. {yields} Breast milk Cd level was negatively correlated with HCZ and WAZ at birth in girls.

  18. Prevalence of orthorexia nervosa in resident medical doctors in the faculty of medicine (Ankara, Turkey).

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    Bağci Bosi, A Tülay; Camur, Derya; Güler, Cağatay

    2007-11-01

    This study has been carried out to "identify highly sensitive behavior on healthy nutrition (orthorexia nervosa-ON)" in residence medical doctors (MD) in the Faculty of Medicine. Diagnoses of ON was based on the presence of a disorder with obsessive-compulsive personality. The study is a cross-sectional research, which reached out to the entire 318 MD. The ORTO-15 test was used to propose a diagnostic proceeding and to try verify the prevalence of ON. Those subjects who were classified below 40 from the ORTO-15 test are accepted to have ON. Chi-square test, ANOVA (univariate) analysis and logistic regression were used for analyses of the data. Mean score of the participants from the ORTO-15 test is 39.8+/-0.22, and there is no statistical difference between women and men. A total of 45.5% of the residence MD involved in the research scored below 40 in the ORTO-15 test. Those who do their food shopping themselves, skip a meal with a salad/fruit, care about the quality of the things they eat, think that eating outside is healthy, look at the content of what they eat and the content of food is important in selection of a product score lower in their average marks in ORTO-15 and the difference among the groups is statistically significant. Food selection of 20.1% of the male participants and 38.9% of the female participants among the residence MD is influenced by the programs on nutrition/health in mass-media. The difference between the groups is statistically significant (p<0.05). Female medical doctors are more careful than men of their physical appearance and weight control and consume less caloric food, which is statistically significant. Since those who exhibit "healthy fanatic" eating habits may have a risk of ON in the future, it would be useful to conduct studies that identify the prevalence of ON in the public.

  19. Determining the Practise and Knowledge of Medicine Usage in a Group of Elderly People in Ankara

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    Ilknur Cakir Dolu

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available AIM: Determining the practise and knowledge of medicine usage in older people is the aim of this descriptive study. METHOD: The study sample was comprised of 300 people chosen from 960 old people over 65 years of age living in Eryaman Health Centre No. 3 neighbourhood by random sampling. Data which had been gathered with questionnaire survey were analyzed with the SPSS 11.5 and frequency, percent and chi-square tests. RESULTS: In this study, 44.1% of persons have more than one chronic disease and 84.3% of them use more than one medicine. The most common seen disease in the persons who participated in this research is hypertension and the most common used medicine group is cardiovascular system medicine. According to the older persons expressions, 17.0% of the persons abandoned using doctor’s prescription and 16.7% of them have been using overthe- counter medicine. As a result of the this study, adverse medicine reactions occurred in the 19.3% of persons. Replies to the questions concerning medicine knowledge shows that 51.3% of the persons know the right answers. 88.7% of the survey group stated that physicians informed them about the usage of the medicines and 2.2% of them were informed by nurses. CONCLUSION: Taking into consideration, these findings suggest that the nurses should be aware of the education level, habits of the older persons who use medicines, and they should observe them closely and inform and support them with the appropriate usage of the medicines. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2010; 9(1.000: 37-44

  20. A Sociological Case Study on Urban Adolescents in Different Neighborhoods of Ankara-Turkey

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    Kasapoglu, Aytul; Cabuk, Nilay

    2005-01-01

    In this quantitative study, urban adolescents' sociodemographic and personal characteristics and their political views about problems at a variety of levels were examined. The main purpose of this research was to contribute to adolescent and youth sociology in Turkey by exploring the relationships between urban adolescents' demographic information…

  1. An Analyses of Bicycle Accidents in Ankara: Analyses of 5 Years

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    Muhittin Yilmaz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Bicycles are used for transportation, exercise and recreation. In this study we aimed to investigate the epidemiological, clinical and economic aspects of bicycle injuries. Material and Method: We included in the study who admitted to the Emergency Department with a bicycle accident between January 2008 and July 2012. Patient age and sex, accident pattern, presence of personal protective measures, injured body part, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS score, Revised Trauma Score (RTS, radiological findings, requested consultations, duration of hospital stay, season of injury, and average cost rates were recorded. The study population was divided into 2 age groups as 0-14 years and over 14 years. Results: A patients were 238 (81.2% male and their mean age was 31.5±14.1 years. Fifty-five (18.8% patients were female and their mean age was 34.5±15.9 years. Males had significantly higher rate of bicycle injury (p

  2. University Students' Perceptions of Childless Couples and Parents in Ankara, Turkey

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    Copur, Zeynep; Koropeckyj-Cox, Tanya

    2010-01-01

    Changing perceptions of childlessness have been documented in the United States, but little is known about perceptions in developing countries undergoing rapid social changes and globalization, including Turkey. This project uses a survey and hypothetical vignettes about childless couples and parents to assess university students' perceptions of…

  3. KNOWLEDGE LEVELS OF YOUNG ADULT MEN ABOUT SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (ANKARA 2004

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    Mustafa Alparslan BABAYIÐIT

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Sexually transmitted disease (STD is an important health problem as all over the world in our country. We aimed to determine the level of male adolescents’ knowledge about STD particularly about HIV/AIDS and evaluate the factors regarding to their knowledge. This study was performed in November – December 2004 in Etimesgut Military Troop. Three hundred twenty five person was selected by simple randomized methods, and 310 person accepted to participate in this study. All participants were young male military persons and the mean age was 21,8+1,7. The best known topic was “How many times can a condom used?” (86,5%. AIDS was the best known STD (76,1% , and the Gonore was second, 49,7%, but syphilis was only known 6,5%. Over all knowledge score was 6,4+2,3 (max:10. Mean score of participants who had not graduated elementary school, were only 4,2. We realized that this result increased with education level. Mean score was 7,1 in participants with high school or upper education level and difference between these two groups was statistically significant (p=0,001. Participants who were born and living in the west part of the country had the highest mean score (7,8 and 7,1 respectively. Consequently, young adults who’ve been at high risk about STD, have knowledge needs, especially who live in the east region. It will be useful to have education programmes about this subject. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2005; 4(1.000: 16-24

  4. Comparative analysis of SIV-specific cellular immune responses induced by different vaccine platforms in rhesus macaques.

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    Valentin, Antonio; McKinnon, Katherine; Li, Jinyao; Rosati, Margherita; Kulkarni, Viraj; Pilkington, Guy R; Bear, Jenifer; Alicea, Candido; Vargas-Inchaustegui, Diego A; Jean Patterson, L; Pegu, Poonam; Liyanage, Namal P M; Gordon, Shari N; Vaccari, Monica; Wang, Yichuan; Hogg, Alison E; Frey, Blake; Sui, Yongjun; Reed, Steven G; Sardesai, Niranjan Y; Berzofsky, Jay A; Franchini, Genoveffa; Robert-Guroff, Marjorie; Felber, Barbara K; Pavlakis, George N

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    To identify the most promising vaccine candidates for combinatorial strategies, we compared five SIV vaccine platforms including recombinant canary pox virus ALVAC, replication-competent adenovirus type 5 host range mutant RepAd, DNA, modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA), peptides and protein in distinct combinations. Three regimens used viral vectors (prime or boost) and two regimens used plasmid DNA. Analysis at necropsy showed that the DNA-based vaccine regimens elicited significantly higher cellular responses against Gag and Env than any of the other vaccine platforms. The T cell responses induced by most vaccine regimens disseminated systemically into secondary lymphoid tissues (lymph nodes, spleen) and effector anatomical sites (including liver, vaginal tissue), indicative of their role in viral containment at the portal of entry. The cellular and reported humoral immune response data suggest that combination of DNA and viral vectors elicits a balanced immunity with strong and durable responses able to disseminate into relevant mucosal sites.

  5. A viral vectored prime-boost immunization regime targeting the malaria Pfs25 antigen induces transmission-blocking activity.

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    Anna L Goodman

    Full Text Available The ookinete surface protein Pfs25 is a macrogamete-to-ookinete/ookinete stage antigen of Plasmodium falciparum, capable of exerting high-level anti-malarial transmission-blocking activity following immunization with recombinant protein-in-adjuvant formulations. Here, this antigen was expressed in recombinant chimpanzee adenovirus 63 (ChAd63, human adenovirus serotype 5 (AdHu5 and modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA viral vectored vaccines. Two immunizations were administered to mice in a heterologous prime-boost regime. Immunization of mice with AdHu5 Pfs25 at week 0 and MVA Pfs25 at week 10 (Ad-MVA Pfs25 resulted in high anti-Pfs25 IgG titers, consisting of predominantly isotypes IgG1 and IgG2a. A single priming immunization with ChAd63 Pfs25 was as effective as AdHu5 Pfs25 with respect to ELISA titers at 8 weeks post-immunization. Sera from Ad-MVA Pfs25 immunized mice inhibited the transmission of P. falciparum to the mosquito both ex vivo and in vivo. In a standard membrane-feeding assay using NF54 strain P. falciparum, oocyst intensity in Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes was significantly reduced in an IgG concentration-dependent manner when compared to control feeds (96% reduction of intensity, 78% reduction in prevalence at a 1 in 5 dilution of sera. In addition, an in vivo transmission-blocking effect was also demonstrated by direct feeding of immunized mice infected with Pfs25DR3, a chimeric P. berghei line expressing Pfs25 in place of endogenous Pbs25. In this assay the density of Pfs25DR3 oocysts was significantly reduced when mosquitoes were fed on vaccinated as compared to control mice (67% reduction of intensity, 28% reduction in prevalence and specific IgG titer correlated with efficacy. These data confirm the utility of the adenovirus-MVA vaccine platform for the induction of antibodies with transmission-blocking activity, and support the continued development of this alternative approach to transmission-blocking malaria subunit

  6. Accelerator Fast Kicker R&D with Ultra Compact 50MVA Nano-Second FID Pulse Generator

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    multistage and multi-branch adder such as Marx generator and inductive voltage adder require simultaneous conduction of many switches. The pulse rise...and build inductive voltage adder can achieve the technical requirements, but the Marx generator design would have difficulty to meet pulse rise

  7. Cytotoxic T lymphocytes specific for the simian immunodeficiency virus.

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    Letvin, N L; Schmitz, J E; Jordan, H L; Seth, A; Hirsch, V M; Reimann, K A; Kuroda, M J

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    A non-human primate model for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-infected rhesus monkey, was used to explore the role of the AIDS virus-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response in disease pathogenesis. This CTL response was measured using the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I/peptide tetramer technology. Large numbers of tetramer-binding CD8+ T lymphocytes were demonstrable not only in the peripheral blood, but in lymph nodes and even in semen of chronically SIV-infected monkeys. The central role of these effector T lymphocytes in containing SIV spread during primary infection was demonstrated by showing that early SIV clearance during primary infection correlated with the emergence of the tetramer binding CD8+ T lymphocytes and that in vivo depletion of CD8+ lymphocytes eliminated the ability of the infected monkeys to contain SIV replication. These observations suggest that an effective AIDS vaccine should elicit a potent virus-specific CTL response. In fact, a live, recombinant SIV vaccine constructed using the attenuated pox virus vector modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) elicited a high-frequency CTL response, comparable in magnitude to that elicited by SIV infection itself. This suggests that vaccine modalities such as MVA may prove useful in creating an effective human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine. These studies also indicate the power of both the SIV/macaque model and MHC class I/peptide tetramers for assessing AIDS vaccine strategies.

  8. An update on TroVax® for the treatment of progressive castration-resistant prostate cancer

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Michael Abern1, Howard L Kaufman2, Kalyan Latchamsetty11Department of Urology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA; 2Department of General Surgery and Immunology and Microbiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USAAbstract: Prostate cancer is a common human malignancy with few effective therapeutic options for treating advanced castration-resistant disease. The potential therapeutic effectiveness of immunotherapy and vaccines, in particular, has gained popularity based on the identification of prostate-associated antigens, potent expression vectors for vaccination, and data from recent clinical trials. A modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA virus expressing 5T4, a tumor-associated glycoprotein, has shown promise in preclinical studies and clinical trials in patients with colorectal and renal cell carcinoma. This review will discuss the rationale for immunotherapy in prostate cancer and describe preclinical and limited clinical data in prostate cancer for the MVA-5T4 (TroVax® vaccine.Keywords: castration resistance, prostate cancer, TroVax, vaccine

  9. Immunization with vaccinia virus induces polyfunctional and phenotypically distinctive CD8+ T cell responses

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    Precopio, Melissa L.; Betts, Michael R.; Parrino, Janie; Price, David A.; Gostick, Emma; Ambrozak, David R.; Asher, Tedi E.; Douek, Daniel C.; Harari, Alexandre; Pantaleo, Giuseppe; Bailer, Robert; Graham, Barney S.; Roederer, Mario; Koup, Richard A.

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    Vaccinia virus immunization provides lifelong protection against smallpox, but the mechanisms of this exquisite protection are unknown. We used polychromatic flow cytometry to characterize the functional and phenotypic profile of CD8+ T cells induced by vaccinia virus immunization in a comparative vaccine trial of modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) versus Dryvax immunization in which protection was assessed against subsequent Dryvax challenge. Vaccinia virus–specific CD8+ T cells induced by both MVA and Dryvax were highly polyfunctional; they degranulated and produced interferon γ, interleukin 2, macrophage inflammatory protein 1β, and tumor necrosis factor α after antigenic stimulation. Responding CD8+ T cells exhibited an unusual phenotype (CD45RO−CD27intermediate). The unique phenotype and high degree of polyfunctionality induced by vaccinia virus also extended to inserted HIV gene products of recombinant NYVAC. This quality of the CD8+ T cell response may be at least partially responsible for the profound efficacy of these vaccines in protection against smallpox and serves as a benchmark against which other vaccines can be evaluated. PMID:17535971

  10. El principio precautorio y el caso de los organismos genéticamente modificados en Argentina El principio precautorio y el caso de los organismos genéticamente modificados en Argentina

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    Silvina Gernaert Willmar; María Martha Lucano; Gloria Grinstein

    2003-01-01

    Since it inception, at the Rio de Janeiro summit in 1992, the precautionary principle has evolved in terms of its interpretation and application. Both have made some progress in relation to genetically-modified organisms (GMO) and its consequences for the domestic and international markets in Argentina. As regards the normative framework, Argentina does not dispose yet of well-established rules as to how the principle should be applied. This opens up the debate about the political standing of...

  11. UNIT 14A.4 Generation of Recombinant Vaccinia Viruses

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    Earl, Patricia L.; Moss, Bernard; Wyatt, Linda S.

    2016-01-01

    This unit describes how to infect cells with vaccinia virus and then transfect them with a plasmid-transfer vector or PCR fragment to generate a recombinant virus. Selection and screening methods used to isolate recombinant viruses and a method for the amplification of recombinant viruses are described. Finally, a method for live immunostaining that has been used primarily for detection of recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) is presented. This unit first describes how to infect cells with vaccinia virus and then transfect them with a plasmid-transfer vector or PCR fragment to generate a recombinant virus (see Basic Protocol 1). Also presented are selection and screening methods used to isolate recombinant viruses (see Basic Protocol 2) and a method for the amplification of recombinant viruses (see Basic Protocol 3). Finally, a method for live immunostaining that has been used primarily for detection of recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) is presented (see Basic Protocol 4). HeLa S3 cells are recommended for large-scale growth of vaccinia virus. BS-C-1 cells may be used for xanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (XGPRT) and plaque size selection, fluorescent protein screening, transfection and determination of virus titer (UNIT 14A.3). For thymidine kinase (TK) selection, HuTK− 143B cells are used. With MVA, all steps are carried out in CEF or BHK-21 cells (UNIT 14A.3). CAUTION Proceed carefully and follow biosafety level 2 (BL-2) practices when working with standard vaccinia virus (see UNIT 14A.3 for safety precautions). [*Copy Editor: The original CPMB unit referenced CPMB Unit 16.15 for safety. The chapter editor asked that the authors include some of the safety information in the revised units – CPMB 16.16 and 16.17 – which are now CPMC Unit 14A.3 and 14A.4. As a result, the authors changed the safety citation here to “Unit 14A.3”, which doesn’t have nearly as much information as the original CPMB Unit 16.15. Perhaps the

  12. Síntese e caracterização do poli(cloreto de vinila) modificado com grupos alquila

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    dos Prazeres Arruda da Silva Alves, Maria

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    O PVC é um polímero com ampla aplicação principalmente devido à sua compatibilidade com uma grande variedade de aditivos. A plasticidade do PVC necessária para sua aplicação em embalagens de acondicionamento de alimentos, sangue e hemoderivados é obtida com a utilização de um alto percentual de aditivos. Estes aditivos tendem a migrar para o conteúdo das embalagens provocando uma contaminação indesejável. A plastificação interna do PVC é uma estratégia para evitar este probl...

  13. Ação antioxidante de flavonóides modificados Antioxidant action of the flavonoids derivatives

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    Tânia Toledo de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar o efeito antioxidante de derivados flavonoídicos da quercetina, naringenina, morina, e rutina, isolados da cultivar de soja UFV-5. Após acetilação com anidrido acético e piridina, e metilação com diazometano, esses compostos foram analisados para determinação de ação antioxidante por meio dos índices de acidez, iodo e peróxido e pela reação-de-Kreiss. Os melhores resultados foram obtidos com a naringenina metilada, naringenina acetilada, quercetina metilada e quercetina acetilada.The objective of this work was to verify the antioxidant effect of the flavonoid compounds quercetin, naringenin, morin, and rutin isolated from soybean, cultivar UFV-5. After acetylation with acetic anydride and pyridine, and methylation with diazomethane, indexes of acidity, iodine, and peroxide and Kreiss reaction were determined. The best results were obtained with methylated naringenin, acetylated naringenin, methylated quercetin, and acetylated quercetin.

  14. Aplicación de la técnica PRAT modificado en Odontología

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    Alfaro, M. R.; Bentivegna, N.; Amaro, E.

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    Introducción: Paciente de 8 años de Edad, de sexo femenino, residente de la localidad de Fortín Soledad, Provincia de Formosa, Argentina. En el marco del proyecto de extensión universitaria “Formosa Salud Bucal” del Voluntariado Universitario de la Prosecretaria de Acción Comunitaria perteneciente a la Secretaria de Planificación y Extensión Universitaria Facultad de Odontología de la UNLP. Presenta una lesión de surco profundo cariado en la pieza 46 sin presentar sintomatología alguna. Descr...

  15. Propiedades dieléctricas y transición de fase del sistema BZT modificado con tierras raras

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    Boya Pimentel, Aurelio

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    En este trabajo se ha investigado la influencia de la adición de tierras raras sobre la transición de fase y las propiedades dieléctricas del titanato circonato de bario, Ba(ZrxTi1-x)O3 (BZT). Las muestras fueron obtenidas por síntesis convencional de reacción en estado sólido. Los compuestos cerámicos, de fórmula química Ba1-yLn2y/3Zr0,09Ti0,91O3 (Ln = La, Pr, Nd, Gd; 0,0 ≤ y ≤ 0,1), presentaron estructura cristalina pura tipo perovskita. Los resultados del análisis de la dependencia de la p...

  16. USO DE WEDGE PLATE TIPO I MODIFICADO, EN CLASE III CON MORDIDA ABIERTA. REPORTE DE UN CASO

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    El hábito de interposición lingual consiste en la ubicación de la lengua en la zona anterior o entre los segmentos anteriores, la cual se puede observar en reposo y/o durante las funciones de deglución y fonoarticulación originando deformaciones de hueso y malposiciones dentarias

  17. Respostas da lagarta‑do‑cartucho a milho geneticamente modificado expressando a toxina Cry 1A(b

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    Simone Martins Mendes

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar parâmetros biológicos da lagarta-do-cartucho do milho (Spodoptera frugiperda, alimentada com híbridos de milho Bt, que expressam a toxina Cry 1A(b, e com seus respectivos isogênicos não Bt. Os experimentos foram realizados no laboratório da Embrapa Milho e Sorgo, em Sete Lagoas, MG. Os parâmetros avaliados foram: sobrevivência de larvas após 48 horas, sobrevivência da fase larval e pré-imaginal, biomassa de larvas aos 14 dias de idade, biomassa de pupas, período de desenvolvimento larval, e não preferência alimentar de larvas do primeiro ínstar. Larvas de S. frugiperda apresentam menor sobrevivência nas primeiras 48 horas de alimentação e durante toda a fase larval, na maioria dos híbridos de milho Bt, em comparação ao milho não Bt. A biomassa de larvas e pupas foi sempre menor no milho Bt, e o período larval e o pré-imaginal, maior. Houve interação entre a toxina Cry 1A(b e a base genética dos híbridos transgênicos, quanto à sobrevivência e à biomassa larval. Larvas recém-eclodidas de S. frugiperda apresentam preferência pela alimentação em milho não Bt.

  18. Desenvolvimento de um sistema modificado de suspensão do rato pela cauda, como modelo de osteopenia

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    Mauricio José Falcai

    2011-01-01

    Introdução: A suspensão do rato pela cauda é método usado para simular os efeitos da microgravidade e hipoatividade física sobre o sistema musculoesquelético e outros sistemas. O método convencional usa a tração cutânea para a fixação da cauda do animal ao sistema de suspensão, sendo idealmente aplicado durante até três semanas. Depois desse período surgem lesões cutâneas, situações estressantes e soltura dos animais. Estes fatos limitam observações por períodos mais longos. O objetivo deste ...

  19. A percepção do consumidor sobre o uso de organismos geneticamente modificados em alimentos

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    2015-01-01

    O Brasil é um dos maiores produtores mundiais de alimentos transgênicos, porém faltam pesquisas que avaliem de forma mais profunda a opinião pública sobre o tema. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar a percepção do consumidor brasileiro sobre o uso de engenharia genética na produção de alimentos sob uma perspectiva de pesquisa quali-quantitativa. Inicialmente foram realizadas entrevistas com 48 consumidores na cidade de Campinas,SP, e os resultados mostraram que, de forma geral, há de...

  20. Eletrodos modificados com polímeros perfluorados e sulfonados: aplicações em análises ambientais

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    Fungaro Denise Alves

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Perfluoro and sulfonated ion-exchange polymers are recognized as a very useful material for various mechanistic studies and applications in electrochemistry. These polymers are characterized by high equivalent weights and by a low number of ion-exchange sites interposed between long organic chains. The solubility enables a preparation of stable polyelectrolyte films on the electrode surface. Examples of the determination of trace metals and organic componds in real environmental samples are presented.

  1. Estudio del coeficiente de reparto de ácidos carboxílicos grasos en sistemas modificados heptano/agua

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    Bélgica Bravo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The use of fatty acids (FAs as amphiphiles is very important because they have a behaving similar to surfactants. The formulation for the preferential partition of these species was studied by varying the amount of salt at constant acid concentration. As the salt concentration increases, a Winsor I→III→II transition is observed for all the systems studied. Furthermore, the electrolyte concentration required to obtain the optimum formulation varies inversely with the chain length of the acid. The partition coefficient of the surfactant allows one to obtain thermodynamic information on the acid transfer process between the phases of the system.

  2. Adhesivos tipo poliuretano obtenidos a partir de aceite de ricino y almidón químicamente modificados

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    Manuel F. Valero

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This study reports the preparation of polyurethane adhesives using polyols obtained from castor oil modified by a transesterification reaction with pentaerythritol and starch modified by glycosylation. The physical properties of the polyols such as hydroxyl value were determined and the infrared spectroscopic analysis of the polyols reported. The effect of varying the hydroxyl value in the polyols on physical properties of polyurethane coatings on wood and steel panels was determined. The characterization of polyurethane coatings carried out by IR spectroscopic analysis, scratch hardness resistance, impact resistance, lap shear strength, T-peel strength measurements, solvent resistance and chemical resistant determination were reported.

  3. A small antigenic determinant of the Chikungunya virus E2 protein is sufficient to induce neutralizing antibodies which are partially protective in mice.

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    Christopher Weber

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus (CHIKV causes high fever and severe joint pain in humans. It is expected to spread in the future to Europe and has recently reached the USA due to globalization, climate change and vector switch. Despite this, little is known about the virus life cycle and, so far, there is no specific treatment or vaccination against Chikungunya infections. We aimed here to identify small antigenic determinants of the CHIKV E2 protein able to induce neutralizing immune responses.E2 enables attachment of the virus to target cells and a humoral immune response against E2 should protect from CHIKV infections. Seven recombinant proteins derived from E2 and consisting of linear and/or structural antigens were created, and were expressed in and purified from E. coli. BALB/c mice were vaccinated with these recombinant proteins and the mouse sera were screened for neutralizing antibodies. Whereas a linear N-terminally exposed peptide (L and surface-exposed parts of the E2 domain A (sA alone did not induce neutralizing antibodies, a construct containing domain B and a part of the β-ribbon (called B+ was sufficient to induce neutralizing antibodies. Furthermore, domain sA fused to B+ (sAB+ induced the highest amount of neutralizing antibodies. Therefore, the construct sAB+ was used to generate a recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA, MVA-CHIKV-sAB+. Mice were vaccinated with MVA-CHIKV-sAB+ and/or the recombinant protein sAB+ and were subsequently challenged with wild-type CHIKV. Whereas four vaccinations with MVA-CHIKV-sAB+ were not sufficient to protect mice from a CHIKV infection, protein vaccination with sAB+ markedly reduced the viral titers of vaccinated mice.The recombinant protein sAB+ contains important structural antigens for a neutralizing antibody response in mice and its formulation with appropriate adjuvants might lead to a future CHIKV vaccine.

  4. A novel multi-antigen virally vectored vaccine against Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis.

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    Tim J Bull

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis causes systemic infection and chronic intestinal inflammation in many species including primates. Humans are exposed through milk and from sources of environmental contamination. Hitherto, the only vaccines available against Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis have been limited to veterinary use and comprised attenuated or killed organisms. METHODS: We developed a vaccine comprising a fusion construct designated HAV, containing components of two secreted and two cell surface Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis proteins. HAV was transformed into DNA, human Adenovirus 5 (Ad5 and Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA delivery vectors. Full length expression of the predicted 95 kDa fusion protein was confirmed. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Vaccination of naïve and Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infected C57BL/6 mice using DNA-prime/MVA-boost or Ad5-prime/MVA-boost protocols was highly immunogenic resulting in significant IFN-gamma ELISPOT responses by splenocytes against recombinant vaccine antigens and a range of HAV specific peptides. This included strong recognition of a T-cell epitope GFAEINPIA located near the C-terminus of the fusion protein. Antibody responses to recombinant vaccine antigens and HAV specific peptides but not GFAEINPIA, also occurred. No immune recognition of vaccine antigens occurred in any sham vaccinated Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infected mice. Vaccination using either protocol significantly attenuated pre-existing Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection measured by qPCR in spleen and liver and the Ad5-prime/MVA-boost protocol also conferred some protection against subsequent challenge. No adverse effects of vaccination occurred in any of the mice. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: A range of modern veterinary and clinical vaccines for the treatment and prevention of disease caused by Mycobacterium avium

  5. An Attempt of a Local Government Monography Method in Ankara: The Example of Çankaya Municipality

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    Savaş Zafer Şahin

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In today’s world, cities and local governments transform rapidly. The pace and quality of this transformation make it harder to research, scrutinize and record it through looking into different contexts and cases. Problems are faced in collecting local governments’ unique experiences with data coming from the field. These problems not only make it harder for developing new theories, but also hinder the proposal of solutions for practitioners. In this respect, monographic type of studies are needed, important examples of which can be seen in the past and which means in-depth investigation of a person, institution or an event with various dimensions within a certain period. In this study, first of all, emanating from this need, a monographic method is developed for local governments, taking today’s circumstances into consideration. While developing this method, the main issues are determined that should be comprehended for a holistic understanding of local governments in today’s circumstances. With this method, a study was conducted in 2010, using qualitative and quantitative research methods, on the Çankaya Municipality. With this study, the Çankaya Municipality’s monograph for the year 2010 is put forward in the areas of external environment, service provision, decision-making process, use of technology, and communication channels.

  6. Recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara expressing glycoprotein E2 of Chikungunya virus protects AG129 mice against lethal challenge

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    Doel, van den P.; Volz, A.; Roose, J.M.; Sewbalaksing, V.D.; Pijlman, G.P.; Middelkoop, van I.; Duiverman, V.; Wetering, van de E.; Sutter, G.; Osterhaus, A.D.; Martina, B.E.

    2014-01-01

    Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection is characterized by rash, acute high fever, chills, headache, nausea, photophobia, vomiting, and severe polyarthralgia. There is evidence that arthralgia can persist for years and result in long-term discomfort. Neurologic disease with fatal outcome has been docum

  7. Progress toward a universal H5N1 vaccine: a recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara-expressing trivalent hemagglutinin vaccine.

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    Mookkan Prabakaran

    Full Text Available The rapid evolution of new sublineages of H5N1 influenza poses the greatest challenge in control of H5N1 infection by currently existing vaccines. To overcome this, an MVAtor vector expressing three H5HA antigens A/Vietnam/1203/04, A/Indonesia/669/06 and A/Anhui/01/05 (MVAtor-tri-HA vector was developed to elicit broad cross-protection against diverse clades by covering amino acid variations in the major neutralizing epitopes of HA among H5N1 subtypes.BALB/c mice and guinea pigs were immunized i.m. with 8×107 TCID50/animal of MVAtor-tri-HA vector. The immunogenicity and cross-protective immunity of the MVAtor-tri-HA vector was evaluated against diverse clades of H5N1 strains.The results showed that mice immunized with MVAtor-tri-HA vector induced robust cross-neutralizing immunity to diverse H5N1 clades. In addition, the MVAtor-tri-HA vector completely protected against 10 MLD50 of a divergent clade of H5N1 infection (clade 7. Importantly, the serological surveillance of post-vaccinated guinea pig sera demonstrated that MVAtor-tri-HA vector was able to elicit strong cross-clade neutralizing immunity against twenty different H5N1 strains from six clades that emerged between 1997 and 2012.The present findings revealed that incorporation of carefully selected HA genes from divergent H5N1 strains within a single vector could be an effective approach in developing a vaccine with broad coverage to prevent infection during a pandemic situation.

  8. Prediction of Water Quality Parameters Using Statistical Methods: A Case Study in a Specially Protected Area, Ankara, Turkey

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    Alp, E.; Yücel, Ö.; Özcan, Z.

    2014-12-01

    Turkey has been making many legal arrangements for sustainable water management during the harmonization process with the European Union. In order to make cost effective and efficient decisions, monitoring network in Turkey has been expanding. However, due to time and budget constraints, desired number of monitoring campaigns can not be carried. Hence, in this study, independent parameters that can be measured easily and quickly are used to estimate water quality parameters in Lake Mogan and Eymir using linear regression. Nonpoint sources are one of the major pollutant components in Eymir and Mogan lakes. In this paper, a correlation between easily measurable parameters, DO, temperature, electrical conductivity, pH, precipitation and dependent variables, TN, TP, COD, Chl-a, TSS, Total Coliform is investigated. Simple regression analysis is performed for each season in Eymir and Mogan lakes by using SPSS Statistical program using the water quality data collected between 2006-2012. Regression analysis demonstrated significant linear relationship between measured and simulated concentrations for TN (R2=0.86), TP (R2=0.85), TSS (R2=0.91), Chl-a (R2=0.94), COD (R2=0.99), T. Coliform (R2=0.97) which are the best results in each season for Eymir and Mogan Lakes. The overall results of this study shows that by using easily measurable parameters even in ungauged situation the water quality of lakes can be predicted. Moreover, the outputs obtained from the regression equations can be used as an input for water quality models such as phosphorus budget model which is used to calculate the required reduction in the external phosphorus load to Lake Mogan to meet the water quality standards.

  9. A Research on Expectation and Perception of Service Quality in Tourism Education at University Level in Ankara

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    Gonca Güzel Şahin

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available To supply qualified manpower that is necessary in tourism sector, “quality of education” is one most important factor in higher education institutions. In this study, expectations on tourism education and level of satisfaction of the students that are the most important part of higher education institutions have been researched. In the research, service quality measurement models that are listed in the literature have been used to measure service quality in higher education institutions. By using the servqual model, the level of meeting the expectations of students about tourism education served by higher education institutions has been measured and important aspects of service quality according to students have been showed. The results of this study that is focused on tourism education and service quality show that the students, one of the major groups of higher education institutions, have a very low level of satisfaction about their education.

  10. Vaccinia Virus LC16m8∆ as a Vaccine Vector for Clinical Applications

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    Minoru Kidokoro

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The LC16m8 strain of vaccinia virus, the active ingredient in the Japanese smallpox vaccine, was derived from the Lister/Elstree strain. LC16m8 is replication-competent and has been administered to over 100,000 infants and 3,000 adults with no serious adverse reactions. Despite this outstanding safety profile, the occurrence of spontaneously-generated large plaque-forming virulent LC16m8 revertants following passage in cell culture is a major drawback. We identified the gene responsible for the reversion and deleted the gene (B5R from LC16m8 to derive LC16m8Δ. LC16m8∆ is non-pathogenic in immunodeficient severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID mice, genetically-stable and does not reverse to a large-plaque phenotype upon passage in cell culture, even under conditions in which most LC16m8 populations are replaced by revertants. Moreover, LC16m8∆ is >500-fold more effective than the non-replicating vaccinia virus (VV, Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA, at inducing murine immune responses against pathogenic VV. LC16m8∆, which expresses the SIV gag gene, also induced anti-Gag CD8+ T-cells more efficiently than MVA and another non-replicating VV, Dairen I minute-pock variants (DIs. Moreover, LC16m8∆ expressing HIV-1 Env in combination with a Sendai virus vector induced the production of anti-Env antibodies and CD8+ T-cells. Thus, the safety and efficacy of LC16m8∆ mean that it represents an outstanding platform for the development of human vaccine vectors.

  11. Advantages and disadvantages of EVA,REVA and MVA in enterprise evaluation%EVA、REVA、MVA在企业业绩评价中的利弊分析

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    2002-01-01

    EVA是西方近年来兴起的一种经营业绩评价方法,REVA、MVA则是对EVA的修正和完善,但也存在不足与局限.比较分析它们的优缺点,可以对有关实际应用提供一些参考.

  12. Immunization of mice with the nef gene from Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1: Study of immunological memory and long-term toxicology

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    Engström Gunnel

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1 regulatory protein, Nef, is an attractive vaccine target because it is involved in viral pathogenesis, is expressed early in the viral life cycle and harbors many T and B cell epitopes. Several clinical trials include gene-based vaccines encoding this protein. However, Nef has been shown to transform certain cell types in vitro. Based on these findings we performed a long-term toxicity and immunogenicity study of Nef, encoded either by Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara or by plasmid DNA. BALB/c mice were primed twice with either DNA or MVA encoding Nef and received a homologous or heterologous boost ten months later. In the meantime, the Nef-specific immune responses were monitored and at the time of sacrifice an extensive toxicological evaluation was performed, where presence of tumors and other pathological changes were assessed. Results The toxicological evaluation showed that immunization with MVAnef is safe and does not cause cellular transformation or other toxicity in somatic organs. Both DNAnef and MVAnef immunized animals developed potent Nef-specific cellular responses that declined to undetectable levels over time, and could readily be boosted after almost one year. This is of particular interest since it shows that plasmid DNA vaccine can also be used as a potent late booster of primed immune responses. We observed qualitative differences between the T cell responses induced by the two different vectors: DNA-encoded nef induced long-lasting CD8+ T cell memory responses, whereas MVA-encoded nef induced CD4+ T cell memory responses. In terms of the humoral immune responses, we show that two injections of MVAnef induce significant anti-Nef titers, while repeated injections of DNAnef do not. A single boost with MVAnef could enhance the antibody response following DNAnef prime to the same level as that observed in animals immunized repeatedly with MVAnef. We also demonstrate

  13. Alimentos modificados e suas implicações no metabolismo energético Effects of modified foods on energy metabolism

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    Denise Machado Mourão

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar o efeito de duas dietas, modificadas no perfil de seus carboidratos, no metabolismo energético de homens com peso normal e com sobrepeso. MÉTODOS: Três formulações convencionais e suas formulações correspondentes diet, compuseram as dietas isoenergéticas padrão e a dieta modificada, respectivamente. Utilizou-se a calorimetria indireta, para obtenção dos dados referentes ao metabolismo energético. A amostra foi de 13 homens em cada grupo. RESULTADOS: O grupo com sobrepeso apresentou um gasto energético superior e uma termogênese inferior (pOBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of two diets, which had their carbohydrates profile modified, on the energy metabolism of two groups of subjects: normal lean men and overweight ones. METHODS: Two isoenergetic meal plans were used, to evaluate their effects in the energy expenditure of thirteen lean, and thirteen overweight men. Three regular meal preparations and their diet analogous preparations were used to compound the regular meal and the modified meal, respectively. Indirect calorimetry was used to estimate the energy expenditure. RESULTS: Overweight subjects had a higher energy expenditure (p<0.01 and lower thermogenesis (p<0.01 comparing to lean subjects, independently of the meal tested. Modified meal was higher in complex carbohydrates and, independently of the group, its consumption caused rest respiratory quotient, rest energy expenditure, thremogenesis, and carbohydrate oxidation to be greater (p<0.05 than those observed when regular meal was consumed. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that an isocaloric meal, higher in complex carbohydrate, can increase the respiratory coefficient, and, consequently, can increase thermogenesis and energy expenditure.

  14. Characterization of polypropylene films modified for using as ion exchange membrane; Caracterizacao de filmes de polipropileno modificados para uso como membrana trocadora de protons

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    Zen, H.A.; Geraldes, A.N.; Parra, D.F.; Geraldo, A.B.C.; Araujo, S.G.; Lugao, A.B.; Linardi, M. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2006-07-01

    This paper presents previous results of polypropylene films modified by graft process via ionising radiation. The styrene monomer was used in the graft process in presence of toluene as 100%, 80% and 20% proportions of styrene. The samples were irradiated in a cobalt-60 source at 40 and 80 doses. The TGA, DSC, FTIR characterizations were made and degree of grafting (DOG) was determinate. The results of DOG were confirmed by the FTIR analysis although the most samples were less thermal stable. (author)

  15. APLICACIÓN DEL TEST DE LA BARRA TRANSVERSAL MODIFICADO PARA EVALUAR RATAS HEMIPARKINSONIZADAS. Modify Beam Transversal Test to Evauate Hemiparkinsonian Rats.

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    LISETTE BLANCO LEZCANO

    Full Text Available La degeneración nigroestriatal que caracteriza a la enfermedad de Parkinson (EP es estudiada en modelos experimentales en roedores por inyección de 6-hidroxidopamina (6-OHDA. El presente estudio presenta una versión modificada del test de la barra transversal (TBT que permite la cuantificación del déficit motor a través de: tiempo que demora la rata en alcanzar una de las plataformas (latencia de escape, LE; tiempo que demora en caer de la barra (latencia de caída, LC; número total de errores cometidos durante la ejecución en cada barra (número de errores, NE. La forma y el diámetro de la sección transversal de la barra se modificaron desde barras rectangulares y circulares de 2,5 cm de diámetro hasta barras con esta misma forma y 1 cm de diámetro respectivamente lo cual impuso la mayor dificultad a la ejecución del test. Tres grupos de ratas Wistar fueron evaluados: no tratadas (n=15, lesionadas con 6-OHDA (n=14 y falsas operadas (n=14. Todas las variables estudiadas mostraron diferencias signifi-cativas entre ratas controles y hemiparkinsonizadas. Para todos los tipos de barras, las variables LE y NE se incrementaron mientras que la LC disminuyó significativamente en las ratas hemiparkinsonizadas en comparación con las ratas controles. La LC mostró diferencias altamente significativas (pThe nigrostriatal degeneration underlying Parkinson’s disease (PD is commonly studied in experimental animals by injection of the neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine. The present study describes a modified version of a beam traversal test which allows the quantification of the motor deficit through the time spent to arrive to the platform once all four paws of the animals are in contact with the beam (escape latency, EL, the time spent before falling (tumbled down latency, TDL and the number of errors (NE committed for the animals in each beam. The shape and the diameter of the cross section of the beams were modified from rectangular and circular cross section with 2,5 cm of diameter to the same shape with 1 cm of diameter, which induced a high difficulty to the execution of the test. Three groups of Wistar rats were examined: untreated (n=15, lesioned with 6-hydroxydopamine (n=14, and sham-operated (n=14. All variables studied showed significant differences between control and hemiparkinsonian rats. The EL and the NE were increased and the TDL was decreased in hemiparkinsonian rats for all beams in comparison with control rats. In TDL the significant differences between groups were more evident (p<0.001 for the beams with high cross section irrespective of the shape of the cross section. BTT is a convenient sensorimotor test that does not need to be trained extensively, and require adverse motivation or food deprivation and appears to be very useful in evaluating the motor deficits in established unilateral model of PD and also other experimental models.

  16. Estudio de la degradación de elementos refractarios de alúmina en la sinterización de aceros modificados con Mn

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    Peña, P; Sicre-Artalejo, J.; Campos, M; Torralba Castelló, José Manuel; Zbiral, J.; Danniger, H.

    2008-01-01

    [ES] En este trabajo se estudia la degradación de los refractarios de un horno de sinterización, cuando están involucrados en el proceso aceros de baja aleación con adición de manganeso. Dada la elevada Pvapor del manganeso y las atmósferas habituales de sinterización para este tipo de aceros, se produce su sublimación durante el ciclo térmico. Se proporciona así, una fase gaseosa, que pudiendo ser beneficiosa para la difusión en las muestras de acero, puede alterar la composición de los refr...

  17. Determinação simultânea de ferro e cobre em etanol combustível utilizando eletrodo de nanotubos de carbono modificados

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    O Brasil ocupa uma posição de destaque na produção de biocombustíveis, sendo o segundo maior produtor mundial de bietanol, o etanol produzido a partir da biomassa. A demanda interna para este produto é elevada e faz parte de uma estratégia de desenvolvimento do setor energético iniciada na década de 1970. Hoje, o bioetanol tem papel de destaque na matriz energética brasileira e reduz o consumo de gasolina a metade do que seria consumido na sua ausência. Desta forma fica evidente a importância...

  18. Degradação fotoeletroquímica do herbicida bentazona sobre eletrodos de carbono modificados por TiO2

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    Guilherme Garcia Bessegato

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This work involved the study of degradation of the herbicide bentazone in aqueous solution by different routes, in order to search a method that generates safe products to the environment. It was tested electrochemical polarization methods involving positive and negative potential, irradiation with UV light and deposition of TiO2 on the electrode surface, seeking a catalytic effect. After different times of degradation, aliquots were removed and the scan of molecular absorption spectrum of UV-Vis was performed. From the spectra decay of bentazone, the kinetics of different processes was accompanied and the rate constants were determined.

  19. Influencia del Estado de Oxidación del Ión Cobalto en la Estabilidad de Electrodos Modificados con Monocapas SAM-TOA-ANTA-Con+-HRP-NHis.

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    Pedro R. Matheus*

    Full Text Available Influence of state oxidation of cobalt ion in the stability electrodes modified with monolayers SAM-TOA-ANTA-Con+-HRP-NHis. Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM was used to investigate the adsorption of the HRP-NHis enzyme (horseradish peroxidase, which was modified by the addition of a tail of six histidine on its extreme N-terminal. The QCM operating at flow of 0.025 mL min-1 on a crystal whose gold electrode was modified with monolayers of SAM-TOA-ANTA-Co2+ and SAM-TOA-ANTA -Co3+. The oxidize form was obtained from the electrochemical oxidation of a monolayer of SAM-TOA-ANTA-Co2+. The results suggest that the HRP-NHis is attached to both monolayers in a similar way; on the contrary, the desortion of the attached protein is dramatically different. Thus, whereas the ligand-Co2+ bonds are reversible, which allows that the anchored protein is easily replaced by imidazol molecules. The 3+ oxidation state of the metal does not allow the interchange of protein by the imidazol molecules.

  20. Validez incremental del Test Gestáltico de Bender Modificado, en niños que inician el primer grado

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    César A. Merino Soto

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    Full Text Available The Bender Gestalt Test (BGT has a long history in psychological assessment and several scoring systems have been developed for it. One of them is the Brannigan and Brunner’s Qualitative Scoring System (QSS, developed for the modified version of this test that uses six of the nine original designs (BGT Modified. However, there is limited psychometric evidence for the Spanish speaking population about the usefulness of this measure in an academic screening battery. The purpose of this study is to report evidence of incremental validity of this abbreviated version regarding school achievement, within a group of 101 five year olds entering the first grade of primary education. We applied a hierarchical multiple regression controlling for the effects of fluid intelligence and pre-academic skills, compared to the criteria of school grades. We found that the inclusion of BGT Modified brings significant unique variance in school grades, and is a more powerful predictor than intelligence. Our results support the use of BGT Modified in a brief battery of screening in identifying children at risk for poor school performance

  1. Characterization of crumbe rubber and modified asphalt from brazilian petroleum; Caracterizacao de borracha de pneu moido e de asfalto modificado oriundo de petroleo brasileiro

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    Santos, Expedito F. dos; Feitosa, Judith P.A. [Ceara Univ., Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica Organica e Inorganica]. E-mail: judith@dqoi.ufc.br, expeditoflavio@uol.com.br; Soares, Jorge B. [Ceara Univ., Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Transporte; Leite, Leni F.M. [PETROBRAS S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Centro de Pesquisas

    2003-07-01

    Initially it was made an evaluation of the thermal behavior, grain composition and elastomer content of a crumb rubber sample. It was verified a thermal resistance of the crumb rubber and an elastomer content ranging from 56 to 68 %. The asphalt binders were obtained from Brazilian CAP (Fazenda Alegre, State of Espirito Santo) and blended with crumb rubber from 2 to 22 %. The asphalt binder presented smaller penetration than pure CAP. The pure asphalt and binder was aged by the RTFOT system. It was observed a C=O band due oxidation. In the asphalt binder with 2 and 5 % of crumb rubber was verified a smaller effect of the oxygen than in the pure asphalt, which suggests larger aging resistance. Apparent viscosity analysis showed that the pure asphalt has a Newtonian behavior in temperature higher than 150 deg C, while a pseudoplastic behavior of the asphalt binder increases with crumb rubber concentration. (author)

  2. Oxidación de cianuro en disolución acuosa mediante ozonización en presencia de carbón activado modificado

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    M. A. Sánchez Castillo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar el papel quedesempeña el carbón activado en el proceso deozonización del anión cianuro. Los resultadosobtenidos muestran que el carbón activadopreviamente tratado con amoniaco incrementóconsiderablemente la velocidad de eliminación delanión cianuro. Los resultados obtenidos medianteFTIR y XPS muestran un incremento en laconcentración de grupos carbonilo, los cuales conla interacción con el ozono podrían potenciar lageneración de radicales altamente oxidantes en elmedio justificándose así los resultados obtenidos.

  3. Cementos óseos acrílicos modificados con hidroxiapatita. Parte II. Propiedades mecánicas estáticas y comportamiento bioactivo

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    Lizette Morejón Alonso; José Angel Delgado García-Menocal; Eduardo Mendizábal Mijares; Natalia Davidenko; Alicia Quiroz Farias; Maria Pau Ginebra; Javier Gil Mur; Josep Anton Planell

    2006-01-01

    En la sustitución total de la cadera es habitual el empleo de cementos óseos de naturaleza acrílica para la fijación de los componentes protésicos a la estructura ósea. Los cementos óseos son materiales muy estudiados y la durabilidad a largo plazo de las prótesis indica una efectividad clínica de un 80 % a los 12 a 15 años de implantación. Una de las modificaciones que se investiga desde hace algunos años para incrementar la durabilidad a largo plazo de los cementos es el empleo de rellenos ...

  4. Evaluación de la adherencia de uniones adhesivas metálicas con adhesivos epoxídicos modificados

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    González Garcia, Filiberto; Sampaio,Eduardo M.; Alessandra F. Neves; Márcia G. de Oliveira

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo fueron evaluadas las propiedades adhesivas de la resina epoxídica del tipo éter diglicidílico del bisfenol A. La resina fue modificada con dos modificadores poliméricos, uno de ellos un copolímero derivado del butadieno, y el otro un copolímero acrílico con el propósito de aumentar la tenacidad de la resina. Tres aminas alifáticas primarias