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  1. [Hemostasis task descriptive file meeting the standard NF EN ISO 15 189 requirements].

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    Chachia, Anissa; Ladrat, Jean-Jacques; Duchassaing, Danielle; Tallon, Roselyne; Fougeray, Isabelle; Garandeau, Caroline; Texier, Jean-Claude; Trapateau, Jean-Marie

    2010-01-01

    This work is a presentation of an hemostasis task descriptive file in regard with the requirements of the standard NF EN ISO 15189. The chosen method is based on the Deming wheel, that is to say: 1) Forward planning, done by the quality department of the work organization. 2) Drafting of a task descriptive file of the laboratory technician (working hours, equipments, done analysis, three levels of qualification, recurrent tasks, periodic hours, occasional hours, reference document). Creation of the hemostasis descriptive task file, by the position referents, according to the previous pattern, validation and enforcement in regard with the links to the associated documents. 3) Making-up based on the newly-trained technicians' comments, and on the listed dysfunctions. 4) Adjustment according to the listed anomalies. The main difficulties were, for some people, an opposition to modifications and a sensation of uselessness to formalize the daily tasks already done by a qualified and experienced staff. However, the pertinence of this process has been accepted by the majority. To conclude, the reorganization and the near finalization of the task descriptive file will not only enable the improvement of the work and the strategy processes, but also the identification and the formalization of the time devoted to quality. PMID:20870586

  2. 转录因子NF-κB 活性检测技术%Techniques for assaying the activity of transcription factor NF-κB

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    凌小倩; 王进科

    2013-01-01

    NF-κB activity have always been paid more attention and continuously developed. Especially in recent year, along with the development of each disciplines, various new techniques have been developed, including ELISA-like assays based on dsDNA-coupled plate, filter binding assays, FRET assays, fluorescence reporting and nucleic acids amplification assays based on exonuclease and endonuclease, MS and flow cytometry assays based on immunomicrobeads, and other biophysical and electrochemical assays. Some of these techniques have already played important roles in NF-κB studies. This paper reviewed new techniques developed in recent years by classification, in order to providean overview of NF-κB activity assays, which may be helpful for researchers to select appropriate techniques used in their studies. Moreover, the learning and understanding of these techniques may inspirere searchers to improve currently existing techniques and develop novel methods forthe studies of NF-κB.

  3. NF ISO 16117 - December 2013. Nuclear criticality safety - Estimation of the number of fissions of a postulated criticality accident

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    ISO 16117:2013 provides a methodology to estimate a reasonably maximal value of the number of fissions of a postulated criticality accident. The fission number estimate, associated with its postulated criticality accident, impacts the accident emergency planning and response because it is used for the estimation of radiation doses and of radioactive materials release. ISO 16117:2013 does apply to nuclear facilities, plants, laboratories, storage, and transportation of fissile material (but not to nuclear power reactor cores) where a credible criticality accident may occur. In most situations, there are a number of factors to be considered when estimating the radiation doses and radioactive materials that may be released. So getting the assumptions correct will affect the outcomes of the estimates. The ISO 16177 discusses two different 'routes' to estimating the number of fissions used in these models. One is the calculation tools route and one is the simplified models route (which should be considered first). Guidance is given on each of these along with a discussion of the calculation tools that are relied upon during this process. Four Annexes complete the standard: Annex A, Flow diagram of a criticality accident analysis, Annex B, Characteristics of criticality accidents that occurred during process operation, Annex C, Experimental results, and Annex D, Simplified formulae

  4. CAP和ISO15189认可对临床分子诊断方法学验证的要求%CAP and ISO15189 accreditation requirements of verification and validation tests for clinical molecular diagnostic assays

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    关明; 刘维薇

    2013-01-01

    College of American Pathologists (CAP) and International Standard Organization (ISO)15189 accreditation provides requirements to the verification and validation tests for clinical molecular diagnostic assays.The article will introduce the requirements in these aspects including the differences between the two accreditation systems,the differences between the verification and validation tests,the essential factors and standardized framework of the verification and validation tests for clinical molecular diagnostic assays.%根据CAP和ISO15189认可的要求,从不同认可体系对方法学验证要求的异同、确证和验证试验的差异、方法学验证的基本要素和方法学验证的步骤等方面探讨临床分子诊断的方法学验证及其要素.

  5. Validation of a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) typing assay with 49 SNPs for forensic genetic testing in a laboratory accredited according to the ISO 17025 standard

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    Børsting, Claus; Rockenbauer, Eszter; Morling, Niels

    2009-01-01

    A multiplex assay with 49 autosomal single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) developed for human identification was validated for forensic genetic casework and accredited according to the ISO 17025 standard. The multiplex assay was based on the SNPforID 52plex SNP assay [J.J. Sanchez, C. Phillips, C...... amplified in one PCR reaction. The SNPs were analysed by single base extension (SBE) and capillary electrophoresis. Twenty-three of the original SBE primers were altered to improve the overall robustness of the assay and to simplify the analysis of the SBE results. A total of 216 samples from 50 paternity...... cases and 33 twin cases were typed at least twice for the 49 SNPs. All electropherograms were analysed independently by two expert analysts prior to approval. Based on these results, detailed guidelines for analysis of the SBE products were developed. With these guidelines, the peak height ratio of a...

  6. ISO 21500

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    Fernández González, Javier

    2014-01-01

    [ANGLÈS] This project aims to study the UNE-ISO 21500:2012. The UNE-ISO 21500 provides a high level description of the concepts and processes that are considered to be good practice in project management. The principles and guidelines of the ISO 21500 standard is presented and the design process of a photovoltaic solar plant using the methodology ISO 21500 will be analyzed.

  7. Integration of Affinity Selection-Mass Spectrometry and Functional Cell-Based Assays to Rapidly Triage Druggable Target Space within the NF-κB Pathway.

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    Kutilek, Victoria D; Andrews, Christine L; Richards, Matthew P; Xu, Zangwei; Sun, Tianxiao; Chen, Yiping; Hashke, Andrew; Smotrov, Nadya; Fernandez, Rafael; Nickbarg, Elliott B; Chamberlin, Chad; Sauvagnat, Berengere; Curran, Patrick J; Boinay, Ryan; Saradjian, Peter; Allen, Samantha J; Byrne, Noel; Elsen, Nathaniel L; Ford, Rachael E; Hall, Dawn L; Kornienko, Maria; Rickert, Keith W; Sharma, Sujata; Shipman, Jennifer M; Lumb, Kevin J; Coleman, Kevin; Dandliker, Peter J; Kariv, Ilona; Beutel, Bruce

    2016-07-01

    The primary objective of early drug discovery is to associate druggable target space with a desired phenotype. The inability to efficiently associate these often leads to failure early in the drug discovery process. In this proof-of-concept study, the most tractable starting points for drug discovery within the NF-κB pathway model system were identified by integrating affinity selection-mass spectrometry (AS-MS) with functional cellular assays. The AS-MS platform Automated Ligand Identification System (ALIS) was used to rapidly screen 15 NF-κB proteins in parallel against large-compound libraries. ALIS identified 382 target-selective compounds binding to 14 of the 15 proteins. Without any chemical optimization, 22 of the 382 target-selective compounds exhibited a cellular phenotype consistent with the respective target associated in ALIS. Further studies on structurally related compounds distinguished two chemical series that exhibited a preliminary structure-activity relationship and confirmed target-driven cellular activity to NF-κB1/p105 and TRAF5, respectively. These two series represent new drug discovery opportunities for chemical optimization. The results described herein demonstrate the power of combining ALIS with cell functional assays in a high-throughput, target-based approach to determine the most tractable drug discovery opportunities within a pathway. PMID:26969322

  8. ISO 9000

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    The European Community has adopted the Single European Act. The act states that in order to do business in Europe after 1992, a supplied is expected to be ISO 9000 registered. This paper reports on ISO 9000, which is a systematic approach to implementing a quality system. It is not in the category of technical or product standards, but a standard relating to management of quality in that sector of a company seeking registration. If a company is already systematically practicing quality improvement, these efforts will be applicable to the ISO 9000 certification process. A company will need to refine and update procedures and develop a quality manual. An internal auditing and a corrective action system will also have to be established. The latter addresses audit results, customer complaints, quality system problems, and internal quality improvement suggestions

  9. ISO 14001

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    Jørgensen, Tine Herreborg

    2004-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to discuss a number of issues related to ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS). The standard is a process standard that leaves room for interpretation at company level as well as among lead auditors from certifying bodies. The...... paper questions whether the interpretation of the standard is uniform both at national and international levels. The paper also suggests changes of ISO 14001 in order to formulate more clear demands of environmental improvements, to include demand for publication of an environmental report and to...... include product focus more clearly. Secondly the paper briefly presents a cases study of four companies in the automotive industry in South Africa, related to the discussions of ISO 14001 and compliance with environmental regulation....

  10. Formulation and drug-content assay of microencapsulated antisense oligonucleotide to NF-κB using ATR-FTIR

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    Antisense oligonucleotide to NF-κB sequence: 5′-GGA AAC ACA TCC TCC ATG-3′, was microencapsulated in an albumin matrix by the method of spray dryingTM. Spectral analysis was performed on varying drug loading formulations of both drugs by mid-IR attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR). An out of plane O–H bending vibration at 948 cm−1, unique to both the native and microencapsulated drugs was identified. The calculated peak areas corresponded to the drug loadings in the microsphere formulations. A standard curve could then be used to determine the drug content of an unknown microsphere formulation. Accuracy and precision were determined to be comparable to other analytical techniques such as HPLC. (paper)

  11. Formulation and drug-content assay of microencapsulated antisense oligonucleotide to NF-κB using ATR-FTIR

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    Siwale, Rodney; Meadows, Fred; Mody, Vicky V.; Shah, Samit

    2013-09-01

    Antisense oligonucleotide to NF-κB sequence: 5‧-GGA AAC ACA TCC TCC ATG-3‧, was microencapsulated in an albumin matrix by the method of spray dryingTM. Spectral analysis was performed on varying drug loading formulations of both drugs by mid-IR attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR). An out of plane O-H bending vibration at 948 cm-1, unique to both the native and microencapsulated drugs was identified. The calculated peak areas corresponded to the drug loadings in the microsphere formulations. A standard curve could then be used to determine the drug content of an unknown microsphere formulation. Accuracy and precision were determined to be comparable to other analytical techniques such as HPLC.

  12. Learn about NF

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    ... Registry Learn About NF Facts & Statistics NF1 NF2 Schwannomatosis About Us Foundation News & Events Employment Opportunities About ... classified into three distinct types: NF1 , NF2 and Schwannomatosis . Neurofibromatosis 1 ( NF1 ): also known as von Recklinghausen ...

  13. PAMPA--a drug absorption in vitro model. 5. Unstirred water layer in iso-pH mapping assays and pKa(flux)--optimized design (pOD-PAMPA).

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    Ruell, Jeffrey A; Tsinman, Konstantin L; Avdeef, Alex

    2003-12-01

    Iso-pH mapping unstirred parallel artificial membrane permeability assay (PAMPA) was used to measure the effective permeability, P(e), as a function of pH from 3 to 10, of five weak monoprotic acids (ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen, salicylic acid, benzoic acid), an ampholyte (piroxicam), five monoprotic weak bases (imipramine, verapamil, propranolol, phenazopyridine, metoprolol), and a diprotic weak base (quinine). The intrinsic permeability, P(o), the unstirred water layer (UWL) permeability, P(u), and the apparent pK(a) (pK(a)(flux)) were determined from the pH dependence of logP(e). The underlying permeability-pH equations were derived for multiprotic weak acids, weak bases and ampholytes. The average thickness of the unstirred water layer on each side of the membrane was estimated to be nearly 2000 microm, somewhat larger than that found in Caco-2 permeability assays (unstirred). Since the UWL thickness in the human intestine is believed to be about forty times smaller, it is critical to correct the in vitro permeability data for the effect of the UWL. Without such correction, the in vitro permeability coefficient of lipophilic molecules would be indicative only of the property of water. In single-pH PAMPA (e.g. pH 7.4), the uncertainty of the UWL contribution can be minimized if a specially-selected pH (possibly different from 7.4) were used in the assay. From the analysis of the shapes of the log P(e)-pH plots, a method to improve the selection of the assay pH, called pK(a)(flux)-optimized design (pOD-PAMPA), was described and tested. From an optimally-selected assay pH, it is possible to estimate P(o), as well as the entire membrane permeability-pH profile. PMID:14659483

  14. NF Facts and Statistics

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    ... Registry Learn About NF Facts & Statistics NF1 NF2 Schwannomatosis About Us Foundation News & Events Employment Opportunities About ... classified into three distinct types; NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis. They are caused by different genes, located on ...

  15. NF EN ISO 11137-1, July 2006. Sterilization of health care products - Irradiation - Part 1: Requirements for development, validation and routine control of a sterilization process for medical devices; NF EN ISO 11137-1, Juillet 2006. Sterilisation des produits de sante - Irradiation - Partie 1: exigences relatives a la mise au point, a la validation et au controle de routine d'un procede de sterilisation pour les dispositifs medicaux

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    2006-07-01

    This part of the ISO 11137 standard specifies requirements for the development, validation and routine control of a radiation sterilization process for medical devices. Although the scope of this part of the ISO 11137 standard is limited to medical devices, it specifies requirements and provides guidance that may be applicable to other products and equipment. This part of the international standard covers radiation processes employing irradiators using the radionuclide {sup 60}Co or {sup 137}Cs, a beam from an electron generator or a beam from an X-ray generator. This part of the international standard does not: - specify requirements for development, validation and routine control of a process for inactivating the causative agents of spongiform encephalopathies such as scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; - detail specified requirements for designating a medical device as sterile; - specify a quality management system for the control of all stages of production of medical devices; - specify requirements for occupational safety associated with the design and operation of irradiation facilities; - specify requirements for the sterilization of used or reprocessed devices.

  16. ISO27001 / ISO27002 a pocket guide

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    Calder, Alan

    2013-01-01

    Information is one of your organisation's most important resources. Keeping it secure is therefore vital to your business. This handy pocket guide is an essential overview of two key information security standards that cover the formal requirements (ISO27001:2013) for creating an Information Security Management System (ISMS), and the best-practice recommendations (ISO27002:2013) for those responsible for initiating, implementing or maintaining it.

  17. Identification and comparison of anti-inflammatory ingredients from different organs of Lotus nelumbo by UPLC/Q-TOF and PCA coupled with a NF-κB reporter gene assay.

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    Mengge Zhou

    Full Text Available Lotus nelumbo (LN (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. is an aquatic crop that is widely distributed throughout Asia and India, and various parts of this plant are edible and medicinal. It is noteworthy that different organs of this plant are used in traditional herbal medicine or folk recipes to cure different diseases and to relieve their corresponding symptoms. The compounds that are contained in each organ, which are named based on their chemical compositions, have led to their respective usages. In this work, a strategy was used to identify the difference ingredients and screen for Nuclear-factor-kappaB (NF-κB inhibitors with anti-inflammatory ability in LN. Seventeen main difference ingredients were compared and identified from 64 samples of 4 different organs by ultra-performance liquid chromatography that was coupled with quadrupole/time of flight mass spectrometry (UPLC/Q-TOF-MS with principal component analysis (PCA. A luciferase reporter assay system combined with the UPLC/Q-TOF-MS information was applied to screen biologically active substances. Ten NF-κB inhibitors from Lotus plumule (LP extracts, most of which were isoquinoline alkaloids or flavone C-glycosides, were screened. Heat map results showed that eight of these compounds were abundant in the LP. In conclusion, the LP extracts were considered to have the best anti-inflammatory ability of the four LN organs, and the chemical material basis (CMB of this biological activity was successfully validated by multivariate statistical analysis and biological research methods.

  18. ISO radiation sterilization standards

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    This presentation provides an overview of the current status of the ISO radiation sterilization standards. The ISO standards are voluntary standards which detail both the validation and routine control of the sterilization process. ISO 11137 was approved in 1994 and published in 1995. When reviewing the standard you will note that less than 20% of the standard is devoted to requirements and the remainder is guidance on how to comply with the requirements. Future standards developments in radiation sterilization are being focused on providing additional guidance. The guidance that is currently provided in informative annexes of ISO 11137 includes: device/packaging materials, dose setting methods, and dosimeters and dose measurement, currently, there are four Technical Reports being developed to provide additional guidance: 1. AAMI Draft TIR, 'Radiation Sterilization Material Qualification' 2. ISO TR 13409-1996, 'Sterilization of health care products - Radiation sterilization - Substantiation of 25 kGy as a sterilization dose for small or infrequent production batches' 3. ISO Draft TR, 'Sterilization of health care products - Radiation sterilization Selection of a sterilization dose for a single production batch' 4. ISO Draft TR, 'Sterilization of health care products - Radiation sterilization-Product Families, Plans for Sampling and Frequency of Dose Audits'

  19. NF45 and NF90 Bind HIV-1 RNA and Modulate HIV Gene Expression

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    Yan Li

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available A previous proteomic screen in our laboratory identified nuclear factor 45 (NF45 and nuclear factor 90 (NF90 as potential cellular factors involved in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1 replication. Both are RNA binding proteins that regulate gene expression; and NF90 has been shown to regulate the expression of cyclin T1 which is required for Tat-dependent trans-activation of viral gene expression. In this study the roles of NF45 and NF90 in HIV replication were investigated through overexpression studies. Ectopic expression of either factor potentiated HIV infection, gene expression, and virus production. Deletion of the RNA binding domains of NF45 and NF90 diminished the enhancement of HIV infection and gene expression. Both proteins were found to interact with the HIV RNA. RNA decay assays demonstrated that NF90, but not NF45, increased the half-life of the HIV RNA. Overall, these studies indicate that both NF45 and NF90 potentiate HIV infection through their RNA binding domains.

  20. Manufacturing and ISO 9000

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    This paper reports on ISO 9000 or ANSI Q 90 which is here and American manufacturing is now behind the rest of our counterparts. As people have had to change to metric system, so shall this change occur, if the manufacturing in the U.S. wants to participate in the global market

  1. The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)

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    Helou, George; Kessler, Martin F.

    1995-01-01

    ISO, scheduled to launch in 1995, will carry into orbit the most sophisticated infrared observatory of the decade. Overviews of the mission, instrument payload and scientific program are given, along with a comparison of the strengths of ISO and SOFIA.

  2. ISO CD 14492

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    Martins, Bo; Kossentini, F.; Arps, R.;

    1998-01-01

    This Recommendation | International Standard, informally called JBIG2, defines a coding method for bilevel images, that is, images consisting of a single rectangular bit plane, with each pixel taking on one of just two possible colors. Itis being drafted by the Joint Bi-level Image Experts Group ...... (JBIG), a "Collaborative team" that reports both to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG1 and to ITU-T/SG8....

  3. ISO: Isochrone construction

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    Dotter, Aaron

    2016-01-01

    ISO transforms MESA history files into a uniform basis for interpolation and then constructs new stellar evolution tracks and isochrones from that basis. It is written in Fortran and requires MESA (ascl:1010.083), primarily for interpolation. Though designed to ingest MESA star history files, tracks from other stellar evolution codes can be incorporated by loading the tracks into the data structures used in the codes.

  4. ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 standards in a metrology laboratory

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    Barradas, José; Sampaio, Paulo

    2011-01-01

    In the last decade, the number of companies with quality certification has increased in most countries. According to the ISO 9001 standard all the certified companies should calibrate their measuring equipment. By doing so, companies can guarantee, with rigor and quality, its measurement and use reliable data for monitoring the quality of its products and its improvement. However, a metrology laboratory is not required to hold an ISO 9001 certification or ISO 17025 accreditation. In this m...

  5. MURGO FARMS INC.: HACCP, ISO 9000, AND ISO 14000

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    Sparling, David; Lee, Jonathon; Howard, Wayne H.

    2001-01-01

    Murgo Farms Inc., addresses the challenges of choosing between the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 9000, and ISO 14000 systems for a business with grain farming, elevator and spraying enterprises. Murgo has recently entered markets that are more quality oriented and wishes to expand its activities in those markets. The President wonders whether HACCP or ISO 9000 might help that expansion. However, the company is also faced wi...

  6. USGIN ISO metadata profile

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    Richard, S. M.

    2011-12-01

    The USGIN project has drafted and is using a specification for use of ISO 19115/19/39 metadata, recommendations for simple metadata content, and a proposal for a URI scheme to identify resources using resolvable http URI's(see http://lab.usgin.org/usgin-profiles). The principal target use case is a catalog in which resources can be registered and described by data providers for discovery by users. We are currently using the ESRI Geoportal (Open Source), with configuration files for the USGIN profile. The metadata offered by the catalog must provide sufficient content to guide search engines to locate requested resources, to describe the resource content, provenance, and quality so users can determine if the resource will serve for intended usage, and finally to enable human users and sofware clients to obtain or access the resource. In order to achieve an operational federated catalog system, provisions in the ISO specification must be restricted and usage clarified to reduce the heterogeneity of 'standard' metadata and service implementations such that a single client can search against different catalogs, and the metadata returned by catalogs can be parsed reliably to locate required information. Usage of the complex ISO 19139 XML schema allows for a great deal of structured metadata content, but the heterogenity in approaches to content encoding has hampered development of sophisticated client software that can take advantage of the rich metadata; the lack of such clients in turn reduces motivation for metadata producers to produce content-rich metadata. If the only significant use of the detailed, structured metadata is to format into text for people to read, then the detailed information could be put in free text elements and be just as useful. In order for complex metadata encoding and content to be useful, there must be clear and unambiguous conventions on the encoding that are utilized by the community that wishes to take advantage of advanced metadata

  7. ISO 9000 Quality Management System

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    Hadjicostas, Evsevios

    The ISO 9000 series describes a quality management system applicable to any organization. In this chapter we present the requirements of the standard in a way that is as close as possible to the needs of analytical laboratories. The sequence of the requirements follows that in the ISO 9001:2008 standard. In addition, the guidelines for performance improvement set out in the ISO 9004 are reviewed. Both standards should be used as a reference as well as the basis for further elaboration.

  8. ISO 21500 AND PMBOK COMPARISON

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    Dotsenko A.V.

    2013-01-01

    On 31st December 2012, the Project Management Institute (PMI) published the 5th edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) Guide. A few months earlier, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a new standard, ISO 21500:2012, Guidance on Project Management. The two releases of the PMBoK Guide and ISO 21500 standard are very close. Detailed review of the differences and similarities between them are compiled.

  9. ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard

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    2013-08-12

    This powerful standard from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) provides an internationally recognized framework for organizations to voluntarily implement an energy management system.

  10. ISO 19152: 2012, Land Administration Domain Model published by ISO

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    Van Oosterom, P.; Lemmen, C.; Uitermark, H.

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes the last developments of the Land Administration Domain Model (LADM). The Final Draft International Standard, ISO FDIS 19152, unanimously passed on 1 November 2012 the final vote towards becoming an International Standard (IS). After technical editing by ISO secretariat in Genev

  11. The ISO Spacecraft

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    Ximenez de Ferrin, S.

    1995-11-01

    ESA's Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) consists of two modules: the Payload module, which includes the telescope and the scientific instruments, and the Service Module, which houses the instruments electronics, the hydrazine propellant tank and all other classical spacecraft subsystems. To ensure that the telescope is kept near absolute zero and thus is the least disturbed by the effects of the infrared emissions from other elements of the system, the telescope is enclosed in a helium-cooled cryostat. The cryostat in turn is shaded by a Sun-shield to protect it from the heat of the direct Sun. The shield has a covering of solar cells that provide the electrical power needed for the mission.

  12. Quality Assurance through ISO 9000.

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    Zuckerman, Amy

    2000-01-01

    Created in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization, in Geneva, Switzerland, ISO 9000 is attempting to develop a world standard to help companies and other institutions measure and monitor their quality-control efforts. This article describes four school districts' successful efforts to secure ISO 9000 certification. (MLH)

  13. ISO 9000: The Librarian's Role.

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    Dobson, Chris; Ernst, Carolyn

    1999-01-01

    Describes the special library's role in implementing ISO 9000 (i.e., a series of international quality-assurance standards developed by the International Organization of Standards). Topics discussed include document and data control, keeping the standards current, documentation of procedures, the ISO 9000 audit, and benefits for the library. (MES)

  14. Tuotannon prosessikuvaus : ISO 9001- sertifiointiin

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    Jutila, Mikael

    2014-01-01

    Opinnäytetyön toimeksiantajana on vaasalainen Adiabatix Oy. Yritys on aloittanut oman eristysmoduulien tuotannon, jolle tehdään auditointi ISO 9001- sertifiointia varten. Tehtävänä oli luoda tuotannon nykyinen prosessikuvaus sekä kehittää se täyttämään ISO 9001- standardin vaatimukset. Teoreettisena viitekehyksenä toimivat prosessikuvauksen perusteet (JUHTA, BMPN) sekä ISO 9001- standardi. JUHTA ja BMPN ovat prosessikuvauksen standardeja, jotka ovat yleisesti käytössä organisaatioissa sekä yr...

  15. Food service compliance with ISO 14001 and ISO 22000

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    Laura Lyra Santos; Rita de Cássia Coelho de Almeida Akutsu; Raquel Braz Assunção Botelho; Renata Puppin Zandonadi

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess food service environmental and food safety management systems according to two checklists based on ABNT ISO 22000 and 14001. METHODS: This exploratory and descriptive study investigated a-la-carte food services of the Federal District, Brazil. Two checklists were developed to investigate ISO 14001 and 22000 compliance. A total of 37 food services were selected from the list of the Brazilian Association of Bars and Restaurants by simple rand...

  16. "Dye Removal from Effluents of Textile Industries by ISO9888 Method and Membrane Technology"

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    M Gholami

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Dye removal from effluents of textile industries of Iran was investigated through biodegradabilitymethod and membrane technology . Basic, reactive,disperse and acidic dyes were selected, based onusage rate in Iran. The Zahen - Welenze method (ISO 9888 was applied to study the biodegradabilityof dyes. Results showed the final COD and dye removal (%R as (%61,% 57, (%73, %76, (%25, %14,and (%32, %8 for acidic, basic, reactive and disperse dyes, respectively. Also, the ADMI value ininfluent and effluent wastewater were (4063, 1768, (271, 111, (2359, 2211 and (2073, 966, respectivelyfor 4 types of dyes. Four types of selected membranes were: (PPT NF (MWCO= 300Da, (PWB NF(MWCO= 600Da, (TFC RO (MWCO=50Da and UF (MWCO= 20KDa. Results with membranesfor maximum %R were %93, %76 and > %95, with NF300, NF600 and RO (for all types of dyes, respectively, demonstrating the high removal potential of reverse osmosis membrane.

  17. DODANA VREDNOST ISO 14001 IN ISO 9001 STANDARDA V PODJETJU MONTANA D.O.O.

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    Žibret, Žiga

    2010-01-01

    V delu diplomskega seminarja sta obravnavana standarda serije ISO 14001 in ISO 9001, kakor tudi dodana vrednost ISO standarda v podjetju Montana d.o.o.. Namen dela je prikazati zgoraj omenjena ISO standarda in dokazati ali zavrniti dodano vrednost standardov v zgoraj omenjenem podjetju. Prvi del je namenjen predstavitvi ISO standardov 14001 in ISO 9001, kakor tudi uporabi le teh. Drugi del diplomskega dela je namenjen predstavitvi podjetja Montana d.o.o. in uporabi zgoraj omenjenih ISO standa...

  18. ISO 9001 certification forecasting models

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    Sampaio, Paulo; Saraiva, Pedro; Rodrigues, António Guimarães

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – ISO 9001 certification is nowadays considered to be one of the most effective tools that can be adopted for guiding the management of Quality Systems. The stunning growth observed by these standards all over the world confirms a strong polarization of enterprises’ interest in this practice. Owing to the wide incidence of this phenomenon, a deep investigation of ISO 9001 diffusion over time is of mandatory importance. The research here reported covers the development of s...

  19. THE ROLE OF ISO 9001: 2000 CONSULTANTS

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    Salleh Yahya

    2003-01-01

    The revision of ISO 9000 standards involving a paradigm shift from being quality assurance oriented to quality management oriented imply a change in their implementation approach. This paper chooses to focus on one of the often overlooked issues of ISO 9000 implementation – the role of the ISO 9000 consultant in the implementation process. Specifically, this research attempts to find out (i) the role of consultant in ISO 9000: 1994, (ii) the role of the consultant in ISO 9001: 2000, and (iii)...

  20. Diagnosis of NF2

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    ... protect nerve cells and provide nerves with the insulation they need to conduct information. The symptoms of ... click here . Genetic Testing for NF2 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA DNA diagnostics lab at MGH, phone ( ...

  1. Environmental Management System ISO 14001

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    Haider, Syed

    2010-01-01

    This is a must-have tool for any company in the process of adopting and incorporating the ISO 14001:2004 requirements, this book and accompanying CD-ROM provides the latest updates and amendments and translates the ISO language into actionable strategy. Offering administrative solutions to managers of all sorts, it includes practical examples of policies with objectives, targets, and action plans applicable to any process related industry or an ordinary organization. With template formats and hands-on flow charts to describe step-by-step system development, documentation, and implementation ph

  2. ISO 14001: time for improvements?

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    Jørgensen, Tine Herreborg

    2007-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to discuss a number of issues related to ISO 14001:2004, the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) with the purpose of improving the next edition in order to recognise and reflect new recognitions in approaches to pollution prevention. A case...... study is presented and shows lack of life cycle thinking in product development. This paper suggests changes of ISO 14001:2004 in order to include a more product-oriented approach and a stronger focus on stakeholders. It also suggests to formulate clearer demands for targets and environmental...

  3. Food service compliance with ISO 14001 and ISO 22000

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    Laura Lyra Santos

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess food service environmental and food safety management systems according to two checklists based on ABNT ISO 22000 and 14001. METHODS: This exploratory and descriptive study investigated a-la-carte food services of the Federal District, Brazil. Two checklists were developed to investigate ISO 14001 and 22000 compliance. A total of 37 food services were selected from the list of the Brazilian Association of Bars and Restaurants by simple random sampling. Checklist results were analyzed according to ANVISA resolution nº 275/2002. RESULTS: Only five food services employed dietitians to supervise meal production. These establishments achieved the highest ISO compliance. However, no establishment had more than 50% ISO 14001 or 22000 compliance. Restaurants showed little concern for the environment and disobeyed waste disposal laws by not separating recyclables from non-recyclables. CONCLUSION: The study food services do not have safe meal production systems, evidenced by non-conformity with the reference standards. Additionally, they do not attempt to reduce the environmental impact of their wastes. Food services supervised by dietitians are better prepared to produce safe foods.

  4. Information security risk management for ISO27001/ISO27002

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    Calder, A; Watkins, S

    2010-01-01

    Drawing on international best practice, including ISO/IEC 27005, NIST SP800-30 and BS7799-3, the book explains in practical detail how to carry out an information security risk assessment. It covers key topics, such as risk scales, threats and vulnerabilities, selection of controls, and roles and responsibilities, and includes advice on choosing risk assessment software.

  5. Our Application of ISO 9000.

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    Hammond, Jane

    2000-01-01

    Since a large, underfunded urban Colorado district initiated ISO 9000 reforms, administrators and staff have reviewed 14 central-office departments' processes to improve efficiency and enhance student outcomes. Jefferson County has saved $900,000 annually on purchasing processes, developed a quality curriculum-development process, and improved…

  6. Financial benefits of an ISO 9001 certification

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    Ari Hróbjartsson 1983

    2012-01-01

    Several companies in Iceland have received ISO 9001 certification in recent years. It has been researched qualitatively whether there is a financial benefit from getting ISO 9001 certification in Iceland but it has never been researched quantitatively. In this research all ISO 9001 certified companies that were operating in a competitive market in Iceland were compared to similar companies in an effort to find out if there was a financial benefit from becoming ISO 9001 certified. The result o...

  7. ISO27001 in a Windows Environment

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    Honan, Brian

    2010-01-01

    Ideal for project managers, IT and security staff, this book plugs the gap in current guidance literature for ISO27001. ISO27001, the information security management standard (ISMS), is providing a significant challenge for many organisations. One of the key areas of confusion is the relationship between the ISO27001 ISMS project manager and those responsible for implementing the technical controls.

  8. Integrative Augmentation with the New ISO 10000 Standards1

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    Karapetrovic Stanislav

    2014-01-01

    Application and integration of the systems based on ISO 10001: 2007 and other new augmentative standards are discussed. Particular attention is paid to the quality management standards forming the front end of the ISO 10000 series, namely ISO 10001, ISO 10002 and ISO 10003, as well as ISO 19011, the standard which stems from the original augmentative ISO 10000 guideline, specifically ISO 10011 on quality auditing. The ability of these and other similar standards to augment the performance of ...

  9. Explanation and practice on ISO 9000

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    This book reveals introduction on revision of ISO 9000:2000 with full account and contents of revision and change method change into ISO 9001:2000, the basic principle on ISO 9000:2000 and improvement and aim, definition on explanation, method for detail term, demand for ISO/KS A 9001:2000, quality management system development and transition way, standardization for quality management, manual of quality and making procedure and guide, case of quality manual and procedure and guide and ISO 9001:2000 / KS A 9001:2001 an English-Korean translation.

  10. ISO: highlights of recent results

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    Metcalfe, L.; Salama, A.

    ESA's Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) mission, operating in the wavelength range from 2.5 to 240 microns, made over 26000 scientific observations during its 2.5 year operational lifetime. ISO's results broke new ground on all scales. New asteroid counts and improved asteroid thermophysical models augmented important advances in Solar System chemistry to comprise a striking body of results addressing our planetary system. In turn, parallels between the chemical composition of Solar System dust and dust around other stars revealed by the comparison of stellar spectra with cometary spectra, together with results on the incidence and stability of stellar disks, recall the birth of our Solar System and point to fundamental similarities with other star systems. Numerous important facts concerning the chemistry of the ISM have unfolded, such as the ubiquity of water and of the probably-organic carriers of the Unidentified Infrared Bands (UIBs). The large systematic body of data on galactic stars has permitted fascinating advances in the characterisation of important aspects of stellar evolution. Investigations of nearby normal galaxies complement template specimens of interacting galaxies. These in turn exemplify galaxy evolutionary processes in the early Universe associated with a huge burst of dust-obscured star formation at redshifts of just below one. This global surge of star formation has vital implications for the interpretation and explanation of major components of the Extragalactic Background Light (EBL) and for charting the global history of star formation and the relative importance of sources which derive their energy from accretion processes. Representative examples of key aspects of ISO's recent scientific output will be presented, once again affirming ISO's place at the forefront of successful space-borne astronomy missions.

  11. 75 FR 7581 - RTO/ISO Performance Metrics; Notice Requesting Comments on RTO/ISO Performance Metrics

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission RTO/ISO Performance Metrics; Notice Requesting Comments on RTO/ ISO..., work with regional transmission organizations (RTO), Independent System Operators (ISO), stakeholders and other experts to develop standardized measures that track the performance of RTO/ISO...

  12. A Systems Perspective on ISO 26000

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    Missimer, Merlina; Robèrt, Karl-Henrik; Broman, Göran

    2014-01-01

    Since its publication in 2010, ISO 26000 has become the de-facto standard of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). While not a certifiable standard in ISO terms, but rather a guidance document, it has become the document many corporations use as their basis for CSR work. ISO 26000 claims that the objective of social responsibility is to contribute to sustainable development, using the Brundtland definition – development, which meets the needs the present without compromising the ability of f...

  13. ISO 9001 certification : customer’s perspective

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    Matias, Diana; Sampaio, Paulo; Braga, A.C.

    2011-01-01

    Based on our own experience and on the literature review carried out the ISO 9001 research studies have mostly addressed certification issues from the companies point of view, namely companies certification motivations and benefits, benefits evolution over time, barriers to the quality management system implementation, evolution and diffusion of worldwide ISO 9001 certification, the impact on organizational and financial performance and the relation between ISO 9001 and Total Quality Manageme...

  14. ISO/IEC 27001与ISO/IEC 27002标准的演变%Introduction of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002

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    谢宗晓; 王静漪

    2015-01-01

    We reorganized history of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 in chronological order, includingdevelopment process before becoming international standard and the process of adoption as Chinese standards.%本文按照时间顺序梳理了ISO/IEC 27001和ISO/IEC 27002的发展过程,其中包括这两个标准成为国际标准的开发过程以及被等同采用为我国国家标准的过程。

  15. ISO/IEC 27001与ISO/IEC 27002标准的演变%Introduction of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002

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    谢宗晓; 王静漪

    2015-01-01

    本文按照时间顺序梳理了ISO/IEC 27001和ISO/IEC 27002的发展过程,其中包括这两个标准成为国际标准的开发过程以及被等同采用为我国国家标准的过程。%We reorganized history of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 in chronological order, includingdevelopment process before becoming international standard and the process of adoption as Chinese standards.

  16. Implementation and Impact of ISO 9001

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    Manders, Basak

    2015-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract __ The ISO 9001 quality management standard has been implemented by more than one million organizations in 187 countries since its introduction in 1987. A newer version of ISO 9001 is planned to be introduced in 2015. Even though it is widely used by organizations to gain both operational and market benefits, the studies on the impact of ISO 9001 report mixed findings. Therefore, the aim of this dissertation is to find out what is the impact of ISO 9001, and to bett...

  17. Sistemas de referencia e identificadores geográficos (ISO 19111, ISO 19112, ISO 6709)

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    Sevilla, Miguel J.; Iguácel Abeigón, Cristina; Abad Power, Paloma

    2008-01-01

    Para la familia de normas ISO 19100 describir de manera normalizada, consistente, no ambigua y eficaz posiciones geográficas, es decir posiciones relativas a la superficie terrestre, es fundamental. El posicionamiento es el rasgo diferenciador de la IG, y su normalización un elemento clave para la interoperabilidad de los sistemas. Por ello, se trata de un aspecto esencial y, en ese sentido pueden considerarse básicas las normas que atañen a este propósito de una manera más dir...

  18. Benefits of the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards: a literature review

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    Juan José Tarí; José Francisco Molina-Azorín; Iñaki Heras

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the similarities and differences between the benefits derived from implementing the ISO 9001 and the ISO 14001 standards.Methodology/Approach: The paper reviews the literature using an electronic search in the ScienceDirect, ABI/Inform, Emerald databases to identify papers focusing on the adoption of the ISO 9001 and 14001 standards and the benefits derived from implementing them.Findings: The paper identifies 82 articles about ISO 9001 and 2...

  19. Maximizing Value for Training with ISO 9000.

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    Russo, C. W. Russ; Russo, Tracy Callaway

    1996-01-01

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has created quality assurance guidelines that help technology trainers and educators manage and organize training programs. This article briefly outlines program design principles, emphasizing needs analysis and outcome evaluation, performance documentation, and process management. ISO 9000…

  20. Trigonometry on Iso-Taxicab Geometry

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    Kocayusufoğlu, İsmail

    2000-01-01

    In this paper, we will define the iso-taxicab trigonmetric functions (cos_{I}theta), (sin_{I}theta), (tan_{I}) and (cot_{I}theta). Then, we will give the subtraction formulas for iso-taxicab trigonometric functions (cos_{I}theta) and (sin_{I}theta).

  1. Relationship between the Expression of NF-kappa B and Apoptosis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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    Jianqun Ma; Zhenfa Zhang; Shidong Xu

    2008-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To study the expression of the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappa B)in non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC),to explore the apoptotic ratio in NSCLC related to different NF-kappa Bs,and to understand the clinical significance of NF-kappa B in NSCLC apoptosis.METHODS NF-kappa B expression in 45 new samples of NSCLC,collected during a period from October to December,2005,was assayed using Western blots,and the apoptotic ratio of NSCLC was determined by the Tunel method.RESULTS Of the 45 patients,the average relative expressxon of NF-kappa B was 0.6047±0.3572.The expression of NF-kappa B was higher in the poorly differentiated lung cancer cells than in the well-differentiated tumors (P<0.05).The apoptotic ratio was 56.4%in the lung cancer cells with higher NF-kappa B expression,and was 76.7%in those with lower NF-kappa B expression(P<0.05).CONCLUSION The expression of NF-kappa B is correlated with the differentiation of NSCLC.NF-kappa B inhibits apoptosis in NSCLC.AS a transcription factor,NF-kappa B plays a very important role both in formation and in development of NSCLC.NF-kappa B might serve as a target for NSCLC gene therapy.

  2. [Merits of acquiring ISO15189 accreditation].

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    Kitagawa, Masami

    2010-01-01

    In Japan, an ISO15189 accreditation system was started in 2005. To date, 47 hospitals have been accredited. In this session, I will present the merits of acquiring accreditation regarding ISO15189 based on our experience. Our hospital has 263 beds. The Clinical Examination Section consists of 12 staff (including 5 part-time workers): 7 in change of sample examination and 5 in charge of physiological examination. The annual number of samples is approximately 150,000. Samples collected on health checkups account for 90%. To improve the quality and service, assessment by third persons has been positively utilized in our hospital. Accreditation regarding ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001, privacy mark, hospital function assessment, the functional assessment of "ningen-dock"/health checkup hospitals, labor/hygiene service function assessment, and ISO15189 has been acquired. Patients may not recognize ISO. So, it must be utilized, considering that the acquisition of accreditation is not a goal but a starting point. Furthermore, cost-performance should be improved to achieve utilization-related merits. It is important to not only acquire accreditation but also help clinical staff and patients become aware of some changes/merits. Patients may consult a hospital for the following reasons: confidence in the hospital, and the staffs kind/polite attitudes. Long-term management strategies should be established without pursuing only short-term profits. I will introduce several merits of acquiring accreditation regarding ISO15189. Initially, incidental conditions for bids and appeal points include accreditation regarding ISO15189. Our corporation has participated in some competitive bids regarding health checkup business. In some companies, the bid conditions included ISO acquisition. In our hospital, clinical trials have been positively carried out. For participation in trials, hospitals must pass an institutional examination. However, ISO acquisition facilitates the preparation of

  3. ISO Science Legacy A Compact Review of ISO Major Achievements

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    Cesarsky, Catherine J

    2006-01-01

    Stars are born and die in clouds of gas and dust, opaque to most types of radiation, but transparent in the infrared. Requiring complex detectors, space missions and cooled telescopes, infrared astronomy is the last branch of this discipline to come of age. After a very successful sky survey performed in the eighties by the IRAS satellite, the Infrared Space Observatory, in the nineties, brought spectacular advances in the understanding of the processes giving rise to powerful infrared emission by a great variety of celestial sources. Outstanding results have been obtained on the bright comet Hale-Bopp, and in particular of its water spectrum, as well as on the formation, chemistry and dynamics of planetary objects in the solar system. Ideas on the early stages of stellar formation and on the stellar initial mass function have been clarified. ISO is the first facility in space able to provide a systematic diagnosis of the physical phenomena and the chemistry in the close environment of pre-main sequence stars...

  4. Effectiveness of ISO 9001 System Implementation in Japanese Companies

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    Tomoaki Shimada; Nobuki Okamoto

    2009-01-01

    ISO (International Organization for Standardization) management systems are represented by ISO 9001:2000. Since the establishment of the ISO 9000 series in 1984, many manufacturers in Japan that perform international transactions have adopted the ISO management systems, and now, companies in various industries, including those in the service sector, have implemented ISO management systems. The ISO 9001 system specifies operational procedures that reflect business policy, organizational charac...

  5. IMPLEMENTATION OF ISO 14001 IN BULGARIA

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    Hristina HARIZANOVA

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available In the last years, the Bulgarian business organizations and government bodies were facing with the increased needs to implement new standards which could bring a higher benefit for companies and also not to affect the environment. The ISO 14 000 Family is based on standards for environmental management and gives the possibility to be applied in any type of organization, public or private sectors, administrations, etc . The main aim of the publication is to trace the implementation of ISO 14001 in Bulgaria by sectors and type of activities. As well this research offers the main reasons to the Bulgarian firms to implement ISO 14001. For reaching the aim, the study made a review of a Evolution of ISO 14001 and its flexibility, in compliance with changes in the environment and business; b Research of the firms which implemented ISO 14001 in Bulgaria, c Content of the activities in the certification cycle. The used methods are according to the research system of the Bulgarian firms which implemented ISO 14001. Finally, some conclusions were drawn about the development of the ISO 14 001 in Bulgaria.

  6. Comparison between CMM2 & ISO9001

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    2001-01-01

    The Capability Maturity Model(CMM) and ISO9001 are probably thetwo be st known and most widely used models for software organization quality assurance and improvement. As they both continue to evolve, each has a series of versions which own new aspects. This paper discusses the similarities and differences be tween the two models, based on the CMM version 2.0 c and the 1997 release of ISO 9001, examines 20 clauses in ISO9001 and maps them to practices in the latest CMM. In the end, their implementations in China are presented

  7. ISO 9001 2000 : the quality management process

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    Tricker, Ray

    2006-01-01

    With the publication of ISO 9001:2000, there is now a single quality management ?requirements? standard that is applicable to all organisations, products and services. ISO 9001:2000 is the only standard that can be used for the certification of a QMS and its generic requirements can be used by any organisation.ISO 9001:2000 applies to all types or organisations. It is the quality standard which specifies the requirements of quality management systems for use where organisations need to demonstrate their capability to provide products and services which meet both customer needs and relevant reg

  8. ISO 14001 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR GOVERNMENT

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    This presentation provides an overview of the document, ISO 14001 - A Tool for Supporting Government Environmental Programs and Policies, recently published by USEPA/s Office of Research and Development. It is an informational document, explaining the backjground and development ...

  9. The New ISO Standard for Solar Filters

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    Chou, B. R.

    2015-11-01

    The contents of the new ISO standard for solar filters are reviewed and the rationale for its transmittance requirements are presented. The standard is scheduled for a final approval ballot in late 2014.

  10. ISO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR PARTICLE SIZING

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    Renliang Xu

    2004-01-01

    This introductory article describes how typically an ISO International Standard is made and the activity of the technical committee (TC 24/SC 4) responsible to establish International Standards related to particle sizing methods.

  11. Iso-array rewriting P systems with context-free iso-array rules

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    Bhuvaneswari, K; Kalyani, T.; Thomas, D G; Nagar, A. K.; Thamburaj, R.

    2014-01-01

    A new computing model called P system is a highly distributed and parallel theoretical model, which is proposed in the area of membrane computing. Ceterchi et al. initially proposed array rewriting P systems by extending the notion of string rewriting P systems to arrays (2003). A theoretical model for picture generation using context-free iso-array grammar rules and puzzle iso-array grammar rules are introduced by Kalyani et al. (2004, 2006). Also iso-array rewriting P...

  12. Segmental NF: A Guide for Patients

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    ... written for those in whom a diagnosis of segmental neurofibromatosis (NF) has been made or is being considered. ... followed and the risks that a person with segmental NF can have a child affected with NF. What is Neurofibromatosis (NF)? You may have heard of two different ...

  13. Expression of NF-κB and osteopontin of synovial fluid of patientswith knee osteoarthritis

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    Li-Feng Qin; Dan Peng; Wan-Chun Wang; Han Fang; Xin-Zhan Mao; Guo-Liang Huang; You Chen; Hou-De Zhou; Yi Shen; Li-Hua Qin

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To explore the significance of osteopontin and nuclear factorκB (NF-κB) expression in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Methods: RT-PCR and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were used to measure the Osteopontin (OPN) and NF-κB concentration of knee joint synovial fluid of patients with knee osteoarthritis and trauma fractures, and analyze the relationship between the expressiones of them. Results: OPN and NF-κB expression at the mRNA and protein levels of patients with knee osteoarthritis were significantly higher than the control group. the result showed statistical significance (P<0.05). There was a positive correlation between the OPN levels in synovial fluid of patients with knee osteoarthritis and NF-κB expression levels (P<0.05). Conclusions: The high expression of OPN and NF-κB are closely related to occurrence and development of knee osteoarthritis.

  14. ISO 9001 & 14001: A Relationship with GDP?

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    Mills, T.

    2011-01-01

    This research was carried out to build on previous work regarding the drivers and diffusion patterns of ISO 9001/14001 global standards, designed by the International Organisation for Standardisation to set a benchmark for quality and environmental management systems respectively. The research looks to identify a link between total GDP growth in chosen economies and what affect this has on the uptake of the ISO 9001/14001 certifications and if successful will aid in the prediction of future I...

  15. A new ISO 9001 diffusion index

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    Sampaio, Paulo; Saraiva, Pedro

    2013-01-01

    Purpose – ISO 9001 certification is nowadays considered to be one of the most effective tools that can be adopted for guiding the management of Quality Systems. The stunning growth observed by these standards all over the world confirms a strong polarization of enterprises’ interest in this practice. Owing to the wide incidence of this phenomenon, a deep investigation of ISO 9001 diffusion over time is of mandatory importance. In the line of our previous publications, this pape...

  16. Operationalisierung der Anforderungen aus der ISO 26000

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    Gold, Fabian

    2013-01-01

    In der Norm DIN ISO 26000 (Leitfaden zur gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung) werden die Verantwortung von Organisationen "für die Auswirkungen ihrer Entscheidungen und Aktivitäten" auf Gesellschaft und Umwelt sowie Anforderungen zu transparentem und ethischem Verhalten für verantwortlich handelnde Organisationen in den Mittelpunkt gestellt. Die vorliegende Masterarbeit zeigt auf, wie sich die sieben Handlungsfelder aus der Norm DIN ISO 26000 operationalisieren lassen, und welche quantitative...

  17. Certificiran sustav kvalitete prema normama ISO 9001

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    1999-01-01

    Od 2. do 4. prosinca 1998. u "Sireli" je obavljen certifikacijski audit uvedenog sustava kvalitete prema normama ISO 9001. Audit je obavila certifikacijska kuća SOS iz Züricha. Auditom je utvrđeno da sustav kvalitete prema normama ISO 9001 funkcionira, te se predlaže izdavanje certifikata. Prigodom dodjeljivanja ovako visoke ocjene i priznanja, u "Sireli" smo razgovarali sa gosp. Slavkom Kirinom, članom Uprave, odgovornim za razvoj i kvalitetu.

  18. Benefits of the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards: A literature review

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    Juan José Tarí

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the similarities and differences between the benefits derived from implementing the ISO 9001 and the ISO 14001 standards.Methodology/Approach: The paper reviews the literature using an electronic search in the ScienceDirect, ABI/Inform, Emerald databases to identify papers focusing on the adoption of the ISO 9001 and 14001 standards and the benefits derived from implementing them.Findings: The paper identifies 82 articles about ISO 9001 and 29 about ISO 14001. Although some differences can be observed between the benefits considered by ISO 9001 and 14001, there is a great degree of coincidence in the benefits studied. The review suggests 13 benefits as the most usually analyzed (including environmental performance for the case of the ISO 14001 standard by scholars. It is suggested that both standards have clear benefits on operational, people and customer results and that the effects on financial performance are inconclusive.Limitations/implications: One limitation of this paper is that the works identified are conditioned by the search strategy used. In addition, other key words could be included in future studies such as operational, market, quality, financial performance, and customer satisfaction in order to expand this search.Originality/Value: The main contribution is that the paper identifies the literature gap and future research proposals with regard to the benefits of the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.

  19. 建立ISO 14001 / ISO 9001一体化管理体系

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    付海湘

    2001-01-01

    建立ISO 14001 / ISO 9001环境/质量一体化管理体系是企业管理体系的发展方向。文章从建立ISO 14001 / ISO 9001环境/质量一体化管理体系的优势、途径、文件结构内容、建议的环境/质量手册目次以及必要的程序文件清单等方面进行了总结、介绍。

  20. Expression and clinical role of NF45 as a novel cell cycle protein in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC).

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    Ni, Sujie; Zhu, Junya; Zhang, Jianguo; Zhang, Shu; Li, Mei; Ni, Runzhou; Liu, Jinxia; Qiu, Huiyuan; Chen, Wenjuan; Wang, Huijie; Guo, Weijian

    2015-02-01

    NF45 (also known as ILF2), as one subunit of NF-AT (nuclear factor of activated T cells), repairs DNA breaks, inhibits viral replication, and also functions as a negative regulator in the microRNA processing pathway in combination with NF90. Recently, it was found that implicated in the mitotic control of HeLa cells and deletion of endogenous NF45 decreases growth of HeLa cells. While the role of NF45 in cancer biology remains under debate. In this study, we analyzed the expression and clinical significance of NF45 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma ESCC. The expression of NF45 was evaluated by Western blot in 8 paired fresh ESCC tissues and immunohistochemistry on 105 paraffin-embedded slices. NF45 was highly expressed in ESCC and significantly associated with ESCC cells tumor stage and Ki-67. Besides, high NF45 expression was an independent prognostic factor for ESCC patients' poor survival. To determine whether NF45 could regulate the proliferation of ESCC cells, we increased endogenous NF45 and analyzed the proliferation of TE1 ESCC cells using Western blot, CCK8, flow cytometry assays and colony formation analyses, which together indicated that overexpression of NF45 favors cell cycle progress of TE1 ESCC cells. While knockdown of NF45 resulted in cell cycle arrest at G0/G1-phase and thus abolished the cell growth. These findings suggested that NF45 might play an important role in promoting the tumorigenesis of ESCC, and thus be a promising therapeutic target to prevent ESCC progression. PMID:25286760

  1. Aplikace ISO norem v oblasti vývoje softwaru

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    Ullrich, Jan

    2007-01-01

    Thesis evaluates ISO standars used for software developement and their relationship to methodologies. It also describes processes according to international standard ISO/IEC 12207 and quality management systems according to ISO 9000. It evaluates also mothodlogy RUP and agile methodollogies. The goal of the thesis to tailor processes related to ISO 9001 to be compliant to the ISO/IEC 12207 in a small company.

  2. Inhibition of the NF-κB Signaling Pathway by a Novel Heterocyclic Curcumin Analogue

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    Anna-Maria Katsori

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study a series of curcumin analogues were evaluated for their ability to inhibit the activation of NF-κΒ, a transcription factor at the crossroads of cancer-inflammation. Our novel curcumin analogue BAT3 was identified to be the most potent NF-κB inhibitor and EMSA assays clearly showed inhibition of NF-κB/DNA-binding in the presence of BAT3, in agreement with reporter gene results. Immunofluorescence experiments demonstrated that BAT3 did not seem to prevent nuclear p65 translocation, so our novel analogue may interfere with NF-κB/DNA-binding or transactivation, independently of IKK2 regulation and NF-κB-translocation. Gene expression studies on endogenous NF-κB target genes revealed that BAT3 significantly inhibited TNF-dependent transcription of IL6, MCP1 and A20 genes, whereas an NF-κB independent target gene heme oxygenase-1 remained unaffected. In conclusion, we demonstrate that BAT3 seems to inhibit different cancer-related inflammatory targets in the NF-κB signaling pathway through a different mechanism in comparison to similar analogues, previously reported.

  3. ISO 31000的整合实施%An Integrated Implementation of ISO 31000

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    吕多加; 高晓红

    2013-01-01

    The article describes a generic implementation process for risk management that integrates the risk management framework and process described in ISO 31000. According to the process the organizations are able to effectively implement risk management ISO 31000, adapted to their unique circumstances.

  4. ISO 9000 and Creativity: Potential Advantages of Implementing ISO in Community Colleges

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    Alkeaid, Adel

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between the ISO 9000 standard and creativity. In this paper, the researcher tries to answer the following questions: Which learning theories best foster creative thought? Is creativity more behaviorist or constructivist? Where does ISO 9000 fit in the continuum from behaviorism to…

  5. IS ISO 9000 CERTIFICATION LOSING ITS CREDIBILITY?

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    P.R. Ramesh

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available ISO certification was a great hope for many stakeholders in India for making the country strong in terms of quality practices. It was a blessing in disguise when in early nineties; buyers were imposing conditions that you should be ISO compliant to do business with them. ISO was a great system to bring in improvements in the way an organization functions. But unfortunately some have adopted a short cut approach in getting the certification done. It is only just before the audit team comes for re-inspection that firms start removing dust from the quality manual files so that they can pretend that that they follow those systems. But a real commitment to adhering to these systems is missing. The paper describes such scenario existing in some quarters in India and warns against such practices for the overall good of the system.

  6. The European Large Area ISO Survey: ELAIS

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    Oliver, Seb

    1996-01-01

    I describe a European collaborative project to survey \\sim 20 square degrees of the sky at 15\\micron and 90\\micron with ISO. This is the largest open time project being undertaken by ISO. The depth and areal coverage were designed to complement the various Guaranteed Time surveys. The main science thrust is to explore star formation in galaxies to a much higher redshift than was probed by IRAS. We expect to detect around 8000 extra-galactic objects and a similar number of Galactic sources. Th...

  7. Tietoturvallisuusauditointi ISO 27000-viitekehyksessä

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    Luoma, Ilmari

    2015-01-01

    Tiedon olemassaolo eri olomuodoissa muodostaa vaikeasti hallittavan uhkakentän, jonka käsittelyyn kansainvälisesti hyväksytty ISO 27000 -standardi on hyvä väline. Työn tarkoitus on perehtyä ISO/IEC 27000 -standardisarjaan, soveltaa standardin vaatimuksia laatimalla tietoturvallisuuden auditointiaineisto ja -menetelmä, sekä toteuttaa tietoturvallisuusauditointi käytännössä. Työssä esitellään tietoturvallisuuden kytkeytyminen yritysturvallisuuteen, tietoturvallisuuden osa-alueittainen ...

  8. ISO 14001:2004与ISO 14001:1996的比较%Compare ISO 14001:2004 with ISO 14001:1996

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    吴越佳; 王纯

    2005-01-01

    GB/T24001等同采用ISO 14001,是继ISO 9000系列标准颁布之后的第二个管理性的国际标准。自1996年颁布实施以来,全国范围内的各行各业开展了环境管理体系建立与认证活动,对我国生态环境的恢复和保护起到了积极的推动作用。

  9. Varhaiskasvatus Suomessa ja Iso-Britanniassa

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    Lempiäinen, Helena

    2010-01-01

    Lempiäinen Helena. Varhaiskasvatus Suomessa ja Iso-Britanniassa. Oulu, kevät 2010, 52 sivua. Diakonia-ammattikorkeakoulu, Diak Pohjoinen, Oulun yksikkö. Sosiaalialan koulutusohjelma, Sosionomi (AMK). Tämän opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli kuvata, miten pienten lasten hoito on muuttunut tavoitteelliseksi varhaiskasvatukseksi Iso-Britanniassa ja Suomessa. Tavoitteena oli lisäksi selvittää, mitä yhtäläisyyksiä ja eroja maissa toteuttavassa varhaiskasvatuksessa oli. Työn tarkoituksena oli selitt...

  10. Internal Audit Status For ISO 9001 And ISO/ IEC 17025 In Malaysian Nuclear Agency

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    The development of MS ISO 9001 and MS ISO/ IEC 17025 in Malaysian Nuclear Agency is the basic step to enhance and improve the Quality Management System (QMS) for processes and laboratories that involve customers and suppliers in delivering products and services. The effectiveness of QMS is monitored by Research and Innovation Management Centre (RIMC) to ensure that all activities related to audit such as Internal Audit are well organized and implemented as documented in quality manual and procedure. This paper will discuss the status of internal audit for processes that implement MS ISO 9001 and laboratories that accredited with MS/ ISO IEC 17025 in year 2008, 2009 and 2010. The total of non-conformance (nc) and opportunity for improvement (ofi) for processes and laboratories and their numbers as per clause in MS ISO 9001 and MS ISO/ IEC 17025 are the indicators that reflects the effectiveness of QMS. Then, the total effectiveness of QMS for MS 9001 and MS ISO/ IEC 17025 is also determined via the number of conformance clause versus non-conformance clause for those three years. (author)

  11. Crocetin ester improves myocardial ischemia via Rho/ROCK/NF-κB pathway.

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    Huang, Zhiheng; Nan, Chen; Wang, Hanqing; Su, Qiang; Xue, Wenda; Chen, Yanyan; Shan, Xin; Duan, Jinao; Chen, Gang; Tao, Weiwei

    2016-09-01

    Crocetin ester (CE) is the active ingredient of Crocus sativus L. stigmas and Gardenia jasminoides Ellis fruit. The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of CE on isoproterenol (ISO)-induced acute myocardial ischemia (AMI) through Rho/ROCK/NF-κB pathway and explore its underlying mechanism. Administration of CE (25 and 50mg/kg) could significantly reduce the serum contents of pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). In addition, pretreatment with CE attenuated the contents of creatine kinase (CK), malondialdehyde (MDA) and the activities of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), superoxide dismutase (SOD) in serum. Treatment with CE also improved the histopathological alteration and decreased the ST elevation. Furthermore, CE could ameliorate the cardiac expressions of Cu, Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1), MDA5, Rho, ROCK, p-IκB and p-NF-κBp65 in ISO-induced rats. It was assumed that CE might be a new therapeutic candidate for the treatment of AMI possibly through the inhibition of Rho/ROCK/NF-κB pathway. PMID:27285672

  12. Ras-Mek-Erk signaling regulates Nf1 heterozygous neointima formation.

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    Stansfield, Brian K; Bessler, Waylan K; Mali, Raghuveer; Mund, Julie A; Downing, Brandon D; Kapur, Reuben; Ingram, David A

    2014-01-01

    Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) results from mutations in the NF1 tumor-suppressor gene, which encodes neurofibromin, a negative regulator of diverse Ras signaling cascades. Arterial stenosis is a nonneoplastic manifestation of NF1 that predisposes some patients to debilitating morbidity and sudden death. Recent murine studies demonstrate that Nf1 heterozygosity (Nf1(+/-)) in monocytes/macrophages significantly enhances intimal proliferation after arterial injury. However, the downstream Ras effector pathway responsible for this phenotype is unknown. Based on in vitro assays demonstrating enhanced extracellular signal-related kinase (Erk) signaling in Nf1(+/-) macrophages and vascular smooth muscle cells and in vivo evidence of Erk amplification without alteration of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling in Nf1(+/-) neointimas, we tested the hypothesis that Ras-Erk signaling regulates intimal proliferation in a murine model of NF1 arterial stenosis. By using a well-established in vivo model of inflammatory cell migration and standard cell culture, neurofibromin-deficient macrophages demonstrate enhanced sensitivity to growth factor stimulation in vivo and in vitro, which is significantly diminished in the presence of PD0325901, a specific inhibitor of Ras-Erk signaling in phase 2 clinical trials for cancer. After carotid artery injury, Nf1(+/-) mice demonstrated increased intimal proliferation compared with wild-type mice. Daily administration of PD0325901 significantly reduced Nf1(+/-) neointima formation to levels of wild-type mice. These studies identify the Ras-Erk pathway in neurofibromin-deficient macrophages as the aberrant pathway responsible for enhanced neointima formation. PMID:24211110

  13. LRP16 integrates into NF-κB transcriptional complex and is required for its functional activation.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Nuclear factor κB (NF-κB-mediated pathways have been widely implicated in cell survival, development and tumor progression. Although the molecular events of determining NF-κB translocation from cytoplasm to nucleus have been extensively documented, the regulatory mechanisms of NF-κB activity inside the nucleus are still poorly understood. Being a special member of macro domain proteins, LRP16 was previously identified as a coactivator of both estrogen receptor and androgen receptor, and as an interactor of NF-κB coactivator UXT. Here, we investigated the regulatory role of LRP16 on NF-κB activation. METHODOLOGY: GST pull-down and coimmunoprecipitation (CoIP assays assessed protein-protein interactions. The functional activity of NF-κB was assessed by luciferase assays, changes in expression of its target genes, and its DNA binding ability. Annexin V staining and flow cytometry analysis were used to evaluate cell apoptosis. Immunohistochemical staining of LRP16 and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay-based evaluation of active NF-κB were performed on primary human gastric carcinoma samples. RESULTS: We demonstrate that LRP16 integrates into NF-κB transcriptional complex through associating with its p65 component. RNA interference knockdown of the endogenous LRP16 in cells leads to impaired NF-κB activity and significantly attenuated NF-κB-dependent gene expression. Mechanistic analysis revealed that knockdown of LRP16 did not affect tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α-induced nuclear translocation of NF-κB, but blunted the formation or stabilization of functional NF-κB/p300/CREB-binding protein transcription complex in the nucleus. In addition, knockdown of LRP16 also sensitizes cells to apoptosis induced by TNF-α. Finally, a positive link between LRP16 expression intensity in nuclei of tumor cells and NF-κB activity was preliminarily established in human gastric carcinoma specimens. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings not only

  14. ISO/IEC 17025与ISO/IEC导则25的比照分析%Contrast and Analysis of ISO/IEC 17025 with ISO/IEC Guide 25

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    吴听; 齐建华

    2001-01-01

    本文主要介绍ISO/IEC 17025:1999的由来,及其与ISO 9001、ISO 9002的关系;ISO/IEC 17025的组成和构架以及与ISO/IEC导则25的对照、比较和分析。以帮助读者了解ISO/IEC 17025:1999与导则25的异同,从而有助于推进ISO/IEC 17025的实施。%In order to help the readers with understanding the similarities and differences between ISO/IEC 17025:1999 and Guide 25 and thereby carry forward the implement of ISO/IEC 17025,the oringin of ISO/IEC 17025,its relationship with ISO 9001 and ISO 9002,the composition,frame and analysis of ISO/IEC 17025 and its contrast and comparision with Guide 25 are mainly described in this paper.

  15. New ISO standards for hearing protectors (A)

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    Poulsen, Torben

    2000-01-01

    Working Group 17 under ISO/TC43/SC1 deals with measurement of hearing protector attenuation. WG17 is presently involved in revision of the present 4869-1 standard (especially sound field requirements and reproducibility estimations) and formulation of a new standard where inexperienced hearing...

  16. Interpretation of MS ISO/ IEC 17020

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    MS ISO/ IEC 17020 is an international standard which adopted by Malaysian Standard states the requirement criteria for inspection bodies. The author involved in the NDT technical assessment to several NDT companies in Malaysia. The experience in performing NDT assessment activity is explained and discussed. (author)

  17. ISO sertifikaat aitab otsustada / Toomas Udu

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    Udu, Toomas

    2005-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti : Transport i logistika 25. mai lk. 8. Teenuse kvaliteedi näitajad logistikafirmas ISO standardi alusel. Vt. samas: Eestis kasutatakse kolme kvaliteedistandardit; Kuidas mõjutada kvaliteeti läbi juhtimissüsteemi

  18. API and ISO standards can be combined

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    This paper reports that oil field equipment and product manufacturers can maintain a competitive advantage and minimize costs by integrating American Petroleum Institute (API) licensing programs with International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 standards under one quality system. A combined quality system approach can position a company for quality system certification under ISO 9001 while maintaining API specifications. Furthermore, only one quality system manual is needed for API licensing and ISO certification, avoiding duplication of effort. The benefits of a documented quality program include the flowing: Job descriptions and personnel qualification requirements are documented; The improved documentation allows direct tracing of specific production activities; Laboratory test methods and calibration of test equipment follow accepted standards for more reliable and reproducible test data; Quality control becomes proactive, not reactive, through internal process controls previously not implemented; Employee attitudes improve through appreciation for the overall goals of the company; Ambiguous quality issues, such as documenting special customer requirements, are easily resolved; and The company image improves with customers, particularly for those that require API Specification Q1 or ISO 9001 compliance or those having their own quality performance standards

  19. ISO certification pays off in quality improvement

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    This paper reports that by obtaining and maintaining International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 certification, a company can improve its quality control system, cut waste, and motivate its employees. In so doing it improves its competitive position in both international and domestic markets. The success of a number of countries (notably Japan) in the world markets has focused the attention of the industrialized countries on improving quality levels and striving for a unified, worldwide quality standard. This has been particularly true in Europe; with several countries competing in a single market, a common quality standard has been a highly desirable goal for decades. One of the first multinational quality standards evolved in the European Community, which is estimated to become a single market with a gross national product of $4.5 trillion by 1992. As a consequence, in 1987 the International Standards Organization created ISO 9000, a single standard to ensure uniform quality in products and services offered with this growing market. U.S. petroleum and natural gas companies must recognize and implement the ISO 9000 standards or possibly lose international markets. If the present worldwide trend towards ISO 9000 continues (and there is no reason to believe that it will not), the standards will be just as important in the domestic market

  20. Involvement of NF kappa B in potentiated effect of Mn-containing dithiocarbamates on MPP(+) induced cell death.

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    Williams, Cindi-Ann; Lin, Ying; Maynard, Arlene; Cheng, Shu-Yuan

    2013-08-01

    Humans are exposed to various chemical mixtures daily. The toxic response to a mixture of chemicals could be potentiated or suppressed. This study demonstrates that non-toxic doses of pesticides can induce cellular changes that increase cell sensitivity to other toxins or stress. Pesticide exposure is an environmental risk factor for Parkinson's disease. Manganese (Mn) is essential but high dose exposure may results in neurological dysfunction. Mn-containing dithiocarbamates, maneb (MB) and mancozeb (MZ), are primarily used as pesticides. Studies have shown that MB can augment dopaminergic damage triggered by sub-toxic doses of Parkinsonian mimetic MPTP. However, the mechanism underlying this effect is not clear. Activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) has been implicated in MPTP toxicity. Mn stimulates the activation of NF-κB and subsequently induces neuronal injury via an NF-κB dependent mechanism. We speculate that MB and MZ enhance MPTP active metabolite (methyl-4-phenylpyridine ion, MPP(+)) toxicity by activating NF-κB. The activation of NF-κB was observed using Western blot analysis and NF-κB response element driven Luciferase reporter assay. Western blot data demonstrated the nuclear translocation of NF-κB p65 and the degradation of IkBα after MB and MZ 4-h treatments. Results of NF-κB response element luciferase reporter assay confirmed that MB and MZ activated NF-κB. The NF-κB inhibitor (SN50) was also shown to alleviate cytotoxicity induced by co-treatment of MB or MZ and MPP(+). This study demonstrates that activation of NF-κB is responsible for the potentiated toxic effect of MB and MZ on MPP(+) induced cytotoxicity. PMID:23744253

  1. Enthusiasm for Europe's space telescope ISO

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    1996-11-01

    "Are the most luminous galaxies powered by extreme rates of star formation, or do they harbour black-hole-powered active nuclei as well?" Scientists lead by Reinhard Genzel at Max Planck Institut fur extra terrestrische Physik in Garching, Germany, have used ISO's Short Wavelength Spectrometer to give an answer. Writing in the London journal Nature, an independent commentator, Gerry Gilmore of the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, considers that their papers in Astronomy and Astrophysics give a clear answer to this question. The "remarkable result" according to Gilmore is that none of three ultra-luminous infrared galaxies studied by ISO requires an active nucleus to account for the emissions, which arise from rapid star formation. About another ISO target Gilmore writes: "In one lovely example, of two intersecting disk galaxies known as the Antennae, it is even possible to resolve the spot where the two disks currently cross, and to see the progression of star formation across the disk as the two galaxies orbit through each other." (Nature, 21 November 1996, p. 211) One year after its launch, ISO is exceptionally popular among astronomers, not only in Europe but worldwide. A panel of American astronomers, reporting to NASA on the scientific merits of eight astrophysical space missions, gives ISO the highest ranking and calls it "the major infrared mission of the decade". At a time when NASA is reducing its budgets for some astrophysical missions, its funding of ISO-related research is increasing. The demand for a share in ISO's unique view of the infrared universe is insatiable. ESA has been overwhelmed by new proposals for observations, coming from 511 groups of astronomers in ESA's own Member States and in the USA and Japan. Although ISO is extremely efficient, performing an average of 45 observations a day, it could not cope with 16,000 observations requested as additions to ISO's already busy programme for 1997. The time allocation committee has had to turn

  2. The novel NF-κB inhibitor IMD-0354 induces apoptosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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    Nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) is an important regulator of cell survival and has been shown to be constitutively active in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells. Recently, a novel NF-κB inhibitor, IMD-0354 (N-(3, 5-bis-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-5-chloro-2-hydroxy-benzamide), was shown to specifically inhibit the phosphorylation of IκBα by IkB kinases, thus preventing NF-κB release. In this study, we investigated if IMD-0354 can inhibit NF-κB activation and induce apoptosis in CLL cells in vitro. The rate of increase in apoptosis, drug sensitivity and DNA-binding activity of NF-κB were studied using Annexin V stainings, the fluorometric microculture cytotoxicity assay and electrophoretic mobility shift assay, respectively. Finally, the impact of IMD-0354 treatment on the expression of a set of apoptosis-related genes was investigated. The results clearly show that IMD-0354 induced apoptosis (mean 26%, range 8–48%) in CLL cells, independent of immunoglobulin heavy variable (IGHV) gene mutational status, and showed a dose-dependent cytotoxic effect. IMD-0354 treatment also significantly lowered the DNA-binding activity of NF-κB in CLL cells. In addition, we identified differences in expression levels of pro- and antiapoptotic genes following IMD-0354 treatment. In summary, our novel findings show that IMD-0354 can induce apoptosis in CLL cells, and thus merits further investigation as an anticancer agent in vivo

  3. Trend of STEP development activities at ISO; ISO ni okeru STEP no doko

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    Yamashita, J

    1998-09-05

    Technical committee 1884: Industrial Automation and Integration and Sub Committee 4: Industrial Data are huge organizations established in 1984 and include development theory and practical application. In TC 184 and SC 4, about 450 experts from 28 countries are participating and integration of technical information centering to product information is carried out by standardization and establish data base or information environment for sharing purpose. STEP (Standard for the exchange of product model data) is common name of ISO 10303 and is handled by TC 184 SC 4 in ISO organization. Standards under formulation such as WG 3: Product Models/T12 AEC: Building and Civil engineering and Building and Construction are the fields where Japan must participate and cooperate. In this report, organization of ISO developing ISO 10303 (STEP), the constitution of STEP, mechanism and step till the formulation of standard are discussed, and situation of building related Application Protocol (AP) development is cited. 5 refs., 5 figs.

  4. NF-κB regulates Lef1 gene expression in chondrocytes

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    The relation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling to osteoarthritis progression has been revealed with little information on the underlying molecular mechanism. In this study we found overexpression of Lef1 in cartilage tissue of osteoarthritic patients and elucidated molecular mechanism of NF-κB-mediated Lef1 gene regulation in chondrocytes. Treatment of IL-1β augmented Lef1 upregulation and nuclear translocation of NF-κB in chondrocytes. Under IL-1β signaling, treatment of NF-κB nuclear translocation inhibitor SN-50 reduced Lef1 expression. A conserved NF-κB-binding site between mouse and human was selected through bioinformatic analysis and mapped at the 14 kb upstream of Lef1 transcription initiation site. NF-κB binding to the site was confirmed by chromatin immunoprecipitation assay. Lef1 expression was synergistically upregulated by interactions of NF-κB with Lef1/β-catenin in chondrocytes. Our results suggest a pivotal role of NF-κB in Lef1 expression in arthritic chondrocytes or cartilage degeneration

  5. About Learning Disabilities and NF

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    ... the child with NF1 to acquire numeracy skills. Mathematics has its own language and this can cause ... on one activity for a reasonable length of time. • Social skills deficits – Immature or inappropri- ate responses in social encounters and difficulty perceiving what other ...

  6. Analysis of implementation of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards in Slovenian construction industry

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    Pakiž, Nina

    2016-01-01

    The presented research focuses to the implementation of quality and environmental management standards, that comply to the standards ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004, into construction contracting companies and client organisations. It is limited to Slovenia that can be considered as a typical representative of construction industry in countries that joined European Union after 2004. In order to carry out the analysis of EMS implementation for a casy study - selected construction ...

  7. Tangled Web of Concept Relations. Concept relations for ISO 1087-1 and ISO 704

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    Nuopponen, Anita

    2014-01-01

    International audience The paper discusses factors that are relevant when constructing a typology of concept relations for terminology work by focusing especially on ISO 704:2009 Terminology work - Principles and methods and ISO 1087-1:2000 Terminology work - Vocabulary - Part 1: Theory and application standards and their future revisions. At first prerequisites for a concept relation typology are discussed generally. The standards are then scrutinized as to how they introduce, define and ...

  8. Inhibition of NF-κB activity in rabbit vascular smooth muscle cells by lovastatin

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    Nuclear factor NF-κB is believed to play an important role in regulating the production of matrix metalloproteinase (MMPs), which induce atherosclerosis, restenosis and plaque rupture. We incubated rabbit vascular smooth muscle cells (RVSMCs) with 5 μmol/L lovastatin in the presence of IL-1-α and PDGFBB (20 μg/L, respectively) to study whether lovastatin inhibited NF-κB binding activity induced by IL-1 and PDGF. The NF-κB activity was detected by electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA); MMP-1 and MMP-3 were measured by western blotting; and MMP-9 was detected by zymography. The result showed that lovastatin strongly reduced NF-κB activity upregulated by IL-1 combined with PDGF, and lovastatin also dose-dependently inhibited the expression of MMP-1, -3 and -9 induced by IL-1 and PDGF. It suggested that the beneficial effects of statins may extend to mechanisms beyond cholesterol reduction

  9. Risk in Management Systems according to ISO standard

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    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this article was to present selected management standards in context of risk management. It presents main ISOmanagement standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001, BS 25999, ISO 31000) that apply to polish enterprises. In thefirst part of this article there are analyzed management standards regarding quality, environment, occupational health and safety,information security, as well as business continuity management and risk management. The second part of the article...

  10. Mitochondrial ubiquitin ligase activator of NF-κB regulates NF-κB signaling in cells subjected to ER stress.

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    Fujita, Hidetoshi; Aratani, Satoko; Fujii, Ryouji; Yamano, Yoshihisa; Yagishita, Naoko; Araya, Natsumi; Izumi, Toshihiko; Azakami, Kazuko; Hasegawa, Daisuke; Nishioka, Kusuki; Nakajima, Toshihiro

    2016-06-01

    The nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) transcription factor family members control various biological processes, such as apoptosis and proliferation. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) has emerged as a major site of cellular homeostasis regulation. The accumulation of misfolded protein in the ER causes stress and ER stress-induced NF-κB activation to protect cells from apoptosis. In this study, we found a putative ER stress-response element (ERSE) on the promoter of mitochondrial ubiquitin ligase activator of NF-κB (MULAN), and that MULAN expression was upregulated by ER stress. MULAN specifically activated NF-κB dependent gene expression in an E3 ligase activity-dependent manner. The ectopic expression of MULAN induced the nuclear translocation of endogenous p65 and the degradation of IκB. Binding assay revealed that MULAN was associated with transforming growth factor β-activated kinase (TAK1). The knockdown of MULAN using siRNA inhibited the activation of NF-κB in the cells subjected to ER stress. The findings of our study indicate that MULAN is an E3 ligase that regulates NF-κB activation to protect cells from ER stress-induced apoptosis. PMID:27082251

  11. From ISO 14001 to EMAS%从ISO 14001到EMAS

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    徐新宇; 王文

    2014-01-01

    ISO14001 is currently the most widely used environmental management system standard, while EMAS is a voluntary environmental management tool released by EU legislation. Centering on the aspects of environmental performance, environmental assessment, environmental factors, information disclosure, compliance, employee involvement, etc., the paper analyzes the correlation of the two major differences between ISO14001 and EMAS environmental management tools, providing reference for organizations to upgrade from ISO14001 to EMAS.%ISO 14001是目前应用最为广泛的环境管理体系标准,而EMAS是欧盟法令发布的自愿性环境管理工具。本文围绕环境绩效、环境评审、环境因素、信息公开、全面合规性、员工参与等方面,分析ISO 14001和EMAS两种环境管理工具的相关性和主要差异,为组织从ISO 14001升级至EMAS提供参考。

  12. 什么是ISO 9000族标准?

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    2003-01-01

    "ISO 9000族"是国际标准化组织(International Organization for Stan-dardization,简称 ISO)在1994年提出的概念,是指"由国际标准化组织质量管理和质量保证技术委员会(ISO/TC

  13. The Relationship between the Training Function and ISO-9000 Registration.

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    Maxwell, Randy C.; Jost, Karen L.

    ISO 9000 is one of a series of international standards providing guidelines and governing quality of products and services. The ISO 9000 certification demonstrates the capability of a supplier to control the processes that determine the acceptability of the product or service being supplied. This paper focuses on the training aspects of ISO 9000…

  14. An introduction to information security and ISO27001:2013

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    2013-01-01

    Up to date with the latest version of the Standard (ISO27001:2013), An Introduction to information security and ISO27001:2013 is the perfect solution for anyone wanting an accurate, fast, easy-to-read primer on information security from an acknowledged expert on ISO27001.

  15. Bmi-1 promotes the aggressiveness of glioma via activating the NF-kappaB/MMP-9 signaling pathway

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    The prognosis of human glioma is poor, and the highly invasive nature of the disease represents a major impediment to current therapeutic modalities. The oncoprotein B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus integration site 1 protein (Bmi-1) has been linked to the development and progression of glioma; however, the biological role of Bmi-1 in the invasion of glioma remains unclear. A172 and LN229 glioma cells were engineered to overexpress Bmi-1 via stable transfection or to be silenced for Bmi-1 expression using RNA interfering method. Migration and invasiveness of the engineered cells were assessed using wound healing assay, Transwell migration assay, Transwell matrix penetration assay and 3-D spheroid invasion assay. MMP-9 expression and activity were measured using real-time PCR, ELISA and the gelatin zymography methods. Expression of NF-kappaB target genes was quantified using real-time PCR. NF-kappaB transcriptional activity was assessed using an NF-kappaB luciferase reporter system. Expression of Bmi-1 and MMP-9 in clinical specimens was analyzed using immunohistochemical assay. Ectopic overexpression of Bmi-1 dramatically increased, whereas knockdown of endogenous Bmi-1 reduced, the invasiveness and migration of glioma cells. NF-kappaB transcriptional activity and MMP-9 expression and activity were significantly increased in Bmi-1-overexpressing but reduced in Bmi-1-silenced cells. The reporter luciferase activity driven by MMP-9 promoter in Bmi-1-overexpressing cells was dependent on the presence of a functional NF-kappaB binding site, and blockade of NF-kappaB signaling inhibited the upregulation of MMP-9 in Bmi-1 overexpressing cells. Furthermore, expression of Bmi-1 correlated with NF-kappaB nuclear translocation as well as MMP-9 expression in clinical glioma samples. Bmi-1 may play an important role in the development of aggressive phenotype of glioma via activating the NF-kappaB/MMP-9 pathway and therefore might represent a novel therapeutic

  16. NF-κB Mediates the Expression of TBX15 in Cancer Cells.

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    Arribas, Jéssica; Cajuso, Tatiana; Rodio, Angela; Marcos, Ricard; Leonardi, Antonio; Velázquez, Antonia

    2016-01-01

    TBX15 is a T-box transcription factor essential for development, also proposed as a marker in prostate cancer; and, recently, its antiapoptotic function indicates a role in carcinogenesis. Regulation of TBX15 is uncovered. In this study, we investigated the regulation of TBX15 expression in human cancer cells, by analyzing the regulatory function of a 5'-distal conserved region of TBX15. Bisulfite sequencing showed high methylation of the CpG island contained in this region that was not correlated with TBX15 mRNA levels, in the cancer cell lines analyzed; however, after 5-aza-dC treatment of TPC-1 cells an increase of TBX15 expression was observed. We also found a significant response of TBX15 to TNF-α activation of the NF-κB pathway using five cancer cell lines, and similar results were obtained when NF-κB was activated with PMA/ionomycin. Next, by luciferase reporter assays, we identified the TBX15 regulatory region containing two functional NF-κB binding sites with response to NF-κBp65, mapping on the -3302 and -3059 positions of the TBX15 gene. Moreover, a direct interaction of NF-κBp65 with one of the two NF-κB binding sites was indicated by ChIP assays. In summary, we provide novel data showing that NF-κB signaling up-regulates TBX15 expression in cancer cells. Furthermore, the link between TBX15 and NF-κB found in this study may be important to understand cancer and development processes. PMID:27327083

  17. NF-κB Mediates the Expression of TBX15 in Cancer Cells.

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    Jéssica Arribas

    Full Text Available TBX15 is a T-box transcription factor essential for development, also proposed as a marker in prostate cancer; and, recently, its antiapoptotic function indicates a role in carcinogenesis. Regulation of TBX15 is uncovered. In this study, we investigated the regulation of TBX15 expression in human cancer cells, by analyzing the regulatory function of a 5'-distal conserved region of TBX15. Bisulfite sequencing showed high methylation of the CpG island contained in this region that was not correlated with TBX15 mRNA levels, in the cancer cell lines analyzed; however, after 5-aza-dC treatment of TPC-1 cells an increase of TBX15 expression was observed. We also found a significant response of TBX15 to TNF-α activation of the NF-κB pathway using five cancer cell lines, and similar results were obtained when NF-κB was activated with PMA/ionomycin. Next, by luciferase reporter assays, we identified the TBX15 regulatory region containing two functional NF-κB binding sites with response to NF-κBp65, mapping on the -3302 and -3059 positions of the TBX15 gene. Moreover, a direct interaction of NF-κBp65 with one of the two NF-κB binding sites was indicated by ChIP assays. In summary, we provide novel data showing that NF-κB signaling up-regulates TBX15 expression in cancer cells. Furthermore, the link between TBX15 and NF-κB found in this study may be important to understand cancer and development processes.

  18. A Realization of Hom-Lie Algebras by Iso-Deformed Commutator Bracket

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    Xiuxian Li

    2013-01-01

    We construct classical Iso-Lie and Iso-Hom-Lie algebras in $gl(V)$ by twisted commutator bracket through Iso-deformation. We prove that they are simple. Their Iso-automorphisms and isotopies are also presented.

  19. Neuronal RING finger protein 11 (RNF11 regulates canonical NF-κB signaling

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    Pranski Elaine L

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The RING domain-containing protein RING finger protein 11 (RNF11 is a member of the A20 ubiquitin-editing protein complex and modulates peripheral NF-κB signaling. RNF11 is robustly expressed in neurons and colocalizes with a population of α-synuclein-positive Lewy bodies and neurites in Parkinson disease patients. The NF-κB pathway has an important role in the vertebrate nervous system, where the absence of NF-κB activity during development can result in learning and memory deficits, whereas chronic NF-κB activation is associated with persistent neuroinflammation. We examined the functional role of RNF11 with respect to canonical NF-κB signaling in neurons to gain understanding of the tight association of inflammatory pathways, including NF-κB, with the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. Methods and results Luciferase assays were employed to assess NF-κB activity under targeted short hairpin RNA (shRNA knockdown of RNF11 in human neuroblastoma cells and murine primary neurons, which suggested that RNF11 acts as a negative regulator of canonical neuronal NF-κB signaling. These results were further supported by analyses of p65 translocation to the nucleus following depletion of RNF11. Coimmunoprecipitation experiments indicated that RNF11 associates with members of the A20 ubiquitin-editing protein complex in neurons. Site-directed mutagenesis of the myristoylation domain, which is necessary for endosomal targeting of RNF11, altered the impact of RNF11 on NF-κB signaling and abrogated RNF11’s association with the A20 ubiquitin-editing protein complex. A partial effect on canonical NF-κB signaling and an association with the A20 ubiquitin-editing protein complex was observed with mutagenesis of the PPxY motif, a proline-rich region involved in Nedd4-like protein interactions. Last, shRNA-mediated reduction of RNF11 in neurons and neuronal cell lines elevated levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 and

  20. Promoting Strong ISO 50001 Outcomes with Supportive National Infrastructure

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    McKane, Aimee, T.; Siciliano, Graziella; de los Reyes, Pamela

    2015-08-04

    The ISO 50001 standard is a key mechanism for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency globally. An increasing number of companies are seeking certification, creating the need for personnel that are competent to conduct ISO 50001 certification audits. The growth of ISO 50001 is expected to accelerate as more companies integrate ISO 50001 into their corporate sustainability strategies and supplier requirements. Robust implementation of ISO 50001 represents an important tool for countries with climate change mitigation goals. Because of its dual focus on continual improvement of an organization’s energy management system (EnMS) and its energy performance improvement, ISO 50001 requires skills of both implementers and certification auditors that are not well-supported by current credentials and training. This paper describes an effort to address skill gaps of certification auditors, a critical factor to ensure that ISO 50001 implementations are robust and result in continued energy performance improvement. A collaboration of governments through the Energy Management Working Group (EMWG), formerly under Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP), has formed to build workforce capacity for ISO 50001 certification audits. The EMWG is leading the development of an internationally-relevant certification scheme for ISO 50001 Lead Auditor that meets requirements for ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation and ISO 50003 for defining ISO 50001 Lead Auditor competency. Wider availability of competent ISO 50001 Lead Auditors will ultimately increase the impact and market value of ISO 50001 certification and improve consistency of ISO 50001 certification outcomes by establishing a standardized and high level of knowledge and skills globally.

  1. Pengaruh ISO 9002 Terhadap Profitabilitas PT. Bhanda Graha Reksa Cabang Utama Medan

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    Hendrino

    2008-01-01

    ISO 9000 is defined as a standard of quality management system, which manages process in the attainment of quality. In this case, ISO arranges links between subcontractor, company and customer, and also provides general directions/procedures in order to fullfill the conditions of quality. Thereby, ISO 9000 converse not the quality of a product but in the attainment process of a certain quality level. The difference between ISO 9000, ISO 9001, ISO 9002, ISO 9003 and ISO 9004 isas follows: I...

  2. Incorporating ISO Metadata Using HDF Product Designer

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    Jelenak, Aleksandar; Kozimor, John; Habermann, Ted

    2016-01-01

    The need to store in HDF5 files increasing amounts of metadata of various complexity is greatly overcoming the capabilities of the Earth science metadata conventions currently in use. Data producers until now did not have much choice but to come up with ad hoc solutions to this challenge. Such solutions, in turn, pose a wide range of issues for data managers, distributors, and, ultimately, data users. The HDF Group is experimenting on a novel approach of using ISO 19115 metadata objects as a catch-all container for all the metadata that cannot be fitted into the current Earth science data conventions. This presentation will showcase how the HDF Product Designer software can be utilized to help data producers include various ISO metadata objects in their products.

  3. Revision of ISO 15859 Aerospace Fluid Standards

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    Greene, Benjamin; McClure, Mark B.

    2012-01-01

    A detailed review of ISO 15859 "Space Systems - Fluid Characteristics, Sampling and Test Methods" was performed An approach to revising Parts 1-9 and 11-13 was developed and concurred by the NASA Technical Standards Program Office. The approach was to align them with the highest level source documents, and not to program-specific requirements. The updated documents were prepared and presented.

  4. "ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITING STANDARDS ISO14010, 14011, 14012 "

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    J Nouri

    1998-01-01

    In order to standardize sustainable status of environmental management in productive and industrial activities and commercial and economical relationship, the ISO 14000 standards series guarantee the minimization of the costs, growth accoptancy of society and trade and environmental quality improvement and natural resources. In fact, these standards will help any organization to improve and solve these standards and help to improve and solve their environmental remarks of executive activities...

  5. ISO/TC 234, Fisheries and Aquaculture

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    Ramona I. Costea

    2009-01-01

    The largest standard developing organization, ISO, works these days at International Standards for Fisheries and Aquaculture. They created a technical committee divided in six work groups that will have to establish cage technology, aquaculture environmental management, aquaculture technology, food safety for aquaculture farms, traceability of fishery products and environmental monitoring on the seabed’s impact from marine finfish farms. These standards will promote the sustainable developmen...

  6. 2000版ISO 9000修订概要

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    于立梅

    2000-01-01

    ISO 9000族的四个核心标准的修订目前进展得非常顺利。ISO 9000、ISO 9001及ISO 9004作为国际标准草案(DIS)已于1999年11月25日公布,期望在2000年第四季度以成熟的国际标准的形式公布于众。 ISO 19011(即质量与环境管理体系审核标准)已形成委员会草案,将取代目前ISO 9000和ISO 14000族的“单一范围”的审核标准,期望在2001年第四季度以国际标准的形式公布于众。

  7. Laadun- ja riskienhallinta johtamisjärjestelmässä ISO 9001:2015 ja ISO 31000:2009 mukaisesti

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    Reinvall, Niko; Karhunen, Joonas

    2015-01-01

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena on tarkastella riskienhallinnan ja laadunhallintajärjestelmien suhdetta ISO 9001:2015 ja ISO 31000:2009-standardien viitekehyksessä, tutkimuskysymyksen ollessa ”miten ja miksi integroida ISO 9001 mukaista laadunhallintaa ja ISO 31000 mukaista riskienhallintaa organisaation johtamisjärjestelmään”. Lisäksi työssä tarkastellaan standardien välisiä yhtymäkohtia ja riskienhallinnan merkitystä ISO 9001:2015 mukaisessa laadunhallintajärjestelmässä. Työn tilaaja...

  8. Essential role of RelA Ser311 phosphorylation by ζPKC in NF-κB transcriptional activation

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    Duran, Angeles; Diaz-Meco, María T.; Moscat, Jorge

    2003-01-01

    The activation of the transcription factor NF-κB is central to the control of the cellular response triggered by many stimuli. Once released from the inhibitory molecule IκB, NF-κB is translocated to the nucleus, and it has to be phosphorylated to activate transcription. In ζ protein kinase C (PKC)-deficient cells, NF-κB is transcriptionally inactive and the phosphorylation of the RelA subunit in response to tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) is severely impaired. In vitro assays showed that ζPKC ...

  9. Metrological management evaluation based on ISO10012: an empirical study in ISO-14001-certified Spanish companies

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    Environmental management systems based on the ISO 14001 standard rely strongly on metrological measurement and confirmation processes to certify the extent to which organizations monitor and improve their environmental behavior. Nevertheless, the literature lacks in studies that assess the influence of these metrological processes on the performance of environmental management in organizations, even now that the international standard ISO 10012 is already available to establish requisites and guidelines for the development of a metrological management system that is compatible with any other standardized management system. This work seeks to assess that influence through the development of an evaluation model for metrological management, which is then validated through an experimental analysis of the results obtained from the application of an audit process in 11 Spanish companies, all ISO-14001-certified and operating in different industrial sectors. (author)

  10. Understand and Challenge of ISO 26000%ISO26000的理解和应对

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    吴士权

    2011-01-01

    2010年11月1日,国际标准化组织(ISO)在瑞士日内瓦国际会议中心举办了题为“共担责任,实现可持续发展”的《ISO 26000社会责任指南》标准发布会,隆重宣布即日起正式颁布和实施ISO 26000《社会责任指南》国际标准.作为ISO将标准制定视角从传统的工程技术领域转向国际社会政治经济和伦理道德领域的里程碑性标准,该标准的诞生意义重大.

  11. Curcumin Sensitizes Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells to Radiation via Suppression of Radiation-Induced NF-κB Activity

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    Fei-Ting Hsu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The effects and possible underlying mechanism of curcumin combined with radiation in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC cells in vitro were evaluated. The effects of curcumin, radiation, and combination of both on cell viability, apoptosis, NF-κB activation, and expressions of NF-κB downstream effector proteins were investigated with 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT, NF-κB reporter gene, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP, electrophoretic mobility shift (EMSA, and Western blot assays in Huh7-NF-κB-luc2, Hep3B, and HepG2 cells. Effect of I kappa B alpha mutant (IκBαM vector, a specific inhibitor of NF-κB activation, on radiation-induced loss of MMP was also evaluated. Results show that curcumin not only significantly enhances radiation-induced cytotoxicity and depletion of MMP but inhibits radiation-induced NF-κB activity and expressions of NF-κB downstream proteins in HCC cells. IκBαM vector also shows similar effects. In conclusion, we suggest that curcumin augments anticancer effects of radiation via the suppression of NF-κB activation.

  12. Mycobacterium leprae induces NF-κB-dependent transcription repression in human Schwann cells

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    Mycobacterium leprae, the causative agent of leprosy, invades peripheral nerve Schwann cells, resulting in deformities associated with this disease. NF-κB is an important transcription factor involved in the regulation of host immune antimicrobial responses. We aimed in this work to investigate NF-κB signaling pathways in the human ST88-14 Schwannoma cell line infected with M. leprae. Gel shift and supershift assays indicate that two NF-κB dimers, p65/p50 and p50/p50, translocate to the nucleus in Schwann cells treated with lethally irradiated M. leprae. Consistent with p65/p50 and p50/p50 activation, we observed IκB-α degradation and reduction of p105 levels. The nuclear translocation of p50/p50 complex due to M. leprae treatment correlated with repression of NF-κB-driven transcription induced by TNF-α. Moreover, thalidomide inhibited p50 homodimer nuclear translocation induced by M. leprae and consequently rescues Schwann cells from NF-κB-dependent transcriptional repression. Here, we report for the first time that M. leprae induces NF-κB activation in Schwann cells and thalidomide is able to modulate this activation

  13. ISO 9001 or ISO 17025 : what is more important for the metrology laboratory

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    Barradas, José; Sampaio, Paulo

    2011-01-01

    In the last decade, the number of Portuguese companies with quality certiÞ cation has increased, as is the case in most countries. According to the ISO 9001 standard all the certiÞ ed companies should calibrate their measuring equipment. By doing so, companies can guarantee, with rigor and quality, its measurement and use reliable data for monitoring the quality of its products and its improvement. However, a metrology laboratory is not required to hold an ISO 9001 certiÞ catio...

  14. Analiza implementacije standardov ISO 9001 in ISO 14001 v slovenski gradbeni industriji

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    Pakiž, Nina

    2016-01-01

    V magistrski nalogi smo analizirali, kako poteka implementacija sistemov za vodenje kakovosti (SVK), ki so skladni s standardom SIST ISO 9001:2008, in sistemov za ravnanje z okoljem (SRO), ki so skladni s standardom SIST ISO 14001:2004, v gradbena izvajalska in investitorska podjetja. Pri tem se osredotočamo na slovensko gradbeno tržišče, ki ga lahko v mnogih vidikih štejemo za značilnega predstavnika gradbene industrije članic, ki so se pridružili Evropski Uniji po letu 2004. ...

  15. 企业管理与ISO9001%Business enterprise management & ISO9001

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    周林松

    2005-01-01

    采用ISO9001标准进行管理是企业不断追求完美的一种行动,真正把ISO9001标准落实到企业生产的每一过程,只有使企业的每个员工真正地理解。IS09O01标准的内涵,企业在管理过程中才能得心应手,去争取获得最大的利润。

  16. Lean principles adoption in environmental management system (EMS - ISO 14001

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    Perumal Puvanasvaran

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the characteristic of the lean principles into ISO 14001 and to propose linkage of the lean principles and ISO 14001.Design/methodology/approach: To achieve the objective of the study, literature survey and quantitative research method using questionnaires survey are used.Findings and Originality/value: The findings of this study confirm that ISO 14001 certified company adopted lean production practices.  The study also proves that lean principles have positive and significant relationship with ISO 14001 EMS and the linkage can be made between lean principles and ISO 14001 to achieve Continual Improvement.Research limitations/implications: The small sizes of the sample of the participating companies are the main limitations of this study and this research mainly focuses on the manufacturing environment and services industry.Practical implications: This research show that all ISO 14001 companies do adopt at least one lean production practices and the main findings are lean principles has positive and highly significant relationship with ISO 14001 requirements.  This is because the integration of lean principles into ISO 14001 will serve practical methods for ISO14001 EMS to achieve the continual improvement.Originality/value: This research is amongst the first to study the combined lean principles with ISO 1400.  Based on the current situation, there is no integration within this two management system. 

  17. Andrographolide inhibits multiple myeloma cells by inhibiting the TLR4/NF-κB signaling pathway.

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    Gao, Hui; Wang, Jianrong

    2016-02-01

    Andrographolide is an active component from the extract of Andrographis paniculata [(Burm.f) Nees], a medicinal plant from the Acanthaceae family. Pharmacological studies have revealed that andrographolide possesses anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, immune regulatory and hepatoprotective properties, and is efficacious in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, while exhibiting low toxicity and low cost. The present study aimed to determine the inhibitory effects of andrographolide on the growth of multiple myeloma (MM) cells and its possible impact on the Toll-like receptor (TLR)4/nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling pathway. Cell proliferation was detected using an MTT assay, cellular apoptosis was measured using flow cytometry, and caspase-9/3 activation were assessed using colorimetric assay kits. Furthermore, TLR4 and NF-κB protein expression was determined by western blot analysis. The results revealed that andrographolide reduced the proliferation, while increasing cellular apoptosis and caspase-9/3 activation of MM cells, in addition to downregulating the expression of TLR4 and NF-κB protein. Of note, TLR4- or NF-κB-targeting small-interfering (si)RNA enhanced the andrographolide-induced inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis of MM cells. The results of the present study therefore suggested that andrographolide inhibited multiple myeloma cells via the TLR4/NF-κB signaling pathway. PMID:26707811

  18. ISO 639-1 and ISO 639-2: International Standards for Language Codes. ISO 15924: International Standard for Names of Scripts.

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    Byrum, John D.

    This paper describes two international standards for the representation of the names of languages. The first (ISO 639-1), published in 1988, provides two-letter codes for 136 languages and was produced primarily to meet terminological needs. The second (ISO 639-2) appeared in late 1998 and includes three-letter codes for 460 languages. This list…

  19. Targeting the NF-κB Pathway as a Combination Therapy for Advanced Thyroid Cancer.

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    Nikita Pozdeyev

    Full Text Available NF-κB signaling plays an important role in tumor cell proliferation, cell survival, angiogenesis, invasion, metastasis and drug/radiation resistance. Combination therapy involving NF-κB pathway inhibition is an attractive strategy for the treatment of advanced forms of thyroid cancer. This study was designed to test the efficacy of NF-κB pathway inhibition in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy, using docetaxel and ionizing radiation in in vitro models of thyroid cancer. We found that while both docetaxel and ionizing radiation activated NF-κB signaling in thyroid cancer cells, there was no synergistic effect on cell proliferation and/or programmed cell death with either genetic (transduction of a dominant negative mutant form of IκBα or pharmacologic (proteasome inhibitor bortezomib and IKKβ inhibitor GO-Y030 inhibition of the NF-κB pathway in thyroid cancer cell lines BCPAP, 8505C, THJ16T and SW1736. Docetaxel plus bortezomib synergistically decreased in vitro invasion of 8505C cells, but not in the other cell lines. Screening of a panel of clinically relevant targeted therapies for synergy with genetic NF-κB inhibition in a proliferation/cytotoxicity assay identified the histone deacetylase (HDAC inhibitor suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA as a potential candidate. However, the synergistic effect was confirmed only in the BCPAP cells. These results indicate that NF-κB inhibitors are unlikely to be beneficial as combination therapy with taxane cytotoxic chemotherapy, external radiation therapy or radioiodine therapy. There may be unique circumstances where NF-κB inhibitors may be considered in combination with docetaxel to reduce tumor invasion or in combination with HDAC inhibitors to reduce tumor growth, but this does not appear to be a combination therapy that could be broadly applied to patients with advanced thyroid cancer. Further research may identify which subsets of patients/tumors may respond to this therapeutic

  20. ISO Observations of Quasars and Quasar Hosts

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    Wilkes, Belinda J.

    1997-01-01

    The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO), launched in November 1995, allows us to measure the far-infrared (far-IR) emission of quasars in greater detail and over a wider energy range than previously possible. In this paper, preliminary results in a study of the 5--200 $\\mu m$ continuum of quasars and active galaxies are presented. Comparison of the spectral energy distributions show that, if the far-IR emission from quasars is thermal emission from galaxian dust, the host galaxies of quasars mus...

  1. Iso-suillin from Suillus flavus Induces Apoptosis in Human Small Cell Lung Cancer H446 Cell Line

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    Zhao, Jun-Xia; Zhang, Qing-Shuang; Chen, Ying; Yao, Sheng-Jie; Yan, Yong-Xin; Wang, Ying; Zhang, Jin-Xiu; Wang, Li-An

    2016-01-01

    Background: The suillin isoform iso-suillin is a natural substance isolated from a petroleum ether extract of the fruiting bodies of the mushroom Suillus flavus. Previous studies have found its inhibition effect on some cancer cells, and we aimed to study its effects on human small cell lung cancer H446 cell line. Methods: Cell viability was measured by 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide assay. Cellular morphological changes (apoptosis and necrosis) were evaluated using an electron microscope and Hoechst 33258 staining detected by the inverted microscope. Flow cytometry was used to detect cell apoptosis, cell cycle distribution, and mitochondrial membrane potential. Protein expression was determined by Western blotting analysis. Results: Here, we describe the ability of iso-suillin to inhibit the growth of H446 cells in time- and dose-dependent way. Iso-suillin had no obvious impact on normal human lymphocyte proliferation at low concentrations (9.09, 18.17, or 36.35 μmol/L) but promoted lymphocyte proliferation at a high concentration (72.70 μmol/L). After treatment of different concentrations of iso-suillin (6.82, 13.63, or 20.45 μmol/L), the apoptosis rate of H446 cells increased with increasing concentrations of iso-suillin (16.70%, 35.54%, and 49.20%, respectively, all P lung cancer treatment. PMID:27174331

  2. Hepatocyte growth factor-induced proliferation of hepatic stem-like cells depends on activation of NF-κB

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    PengYao; YiqunZhan; WangxiangXu; ChangyanLi; PeibinYue; ChengwangXu; DarongHU; ChengkuiQu; XiaomingYang

    2005-01-01

    Background/Aims: Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) regulates proliferation of hepatic stem cells. Transcription factor nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) has been demonstrated as a key mediator for cell growth regulation. We investigated the role of NF-κB in HGF-mediated cellular proliferation responses in a rat liver.derived hepatic stem-like cell line WB.F344. Methods: Cell proliferation was determined by incorporation of [3H]thymidine. Phosphorylation of ERK1/2, p38 MAPK, Akt and IκBα by HGF stimulation was detected by Western blotting. NF-κB activation was determined by electrophoretic mobility shift assay and NF-κB.mediated SEAP reporter assay. NF-κB activation was inhibited by treatment with an IκBα dominant-negative vector or inhibitor BAY-11-7082. Results: We found that stimulation of WB-F344 cells with HGF promoted cell proliferation and effectively protected WB-F344 cells from apoptosis induced by TNF-α. We also observed activation of ERK1/2, p38 MAPK, Akt and NF-κB signaling pathways by HGF in WB-F344 cells. HGF-induced cell proliferation was partly blocked by pre-treatment of the cells with inhibitors against MEK1 or p38 MAPK, and completely blocked using an inhibitor for NF-κB activity.Furthermore, it was demonstrated that IκB mutant that suppressed NF-κB activity completely blocked HGF-induced cell proliferation. Conclusions: NF-κB activity is required for HGF-induced proliferation in hepatic stem-like cell line WB-F344, and this activity requires ERK1/2 and p38 MAPK pathways.

  3. Hormone assay

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    An improved radioimmunoassay is described for measuring total triiodothyronine or total thyroxine levels in a sample of serum containing free endogenous thyroid hormone and endogenous thyroid hormone bound to thyroid hormone binding protein. The thyroid hormone is released from the protein by adding hydrochloric acid to the serum. The pH of the separated thyroid hormone and thyroid hormone binding protein is raised in the absence of a blocking agent without interference from the endogenous protein. 125I-labelled thyroid hormone and thyroid hormone antibodies are added to the mixture, allowing the labelled and unlabelled thyroid hormone and the thyroid hormone antibody to bind competitively. This results in free thyroid hormone being separated from antibody bound thyroid hormone and thus the unknown quantity of thyroid hormone may be determined. A thyroid hormone test assay kit is described for this radioimmunoassay. It provides a 'single tube' assay which does not require blocking agents for endogenous protein interference nor an external solid phase sorption step for the separation of bound and free hormone after the competitive binding step; it also requires a minimum number of manipulative steps. Examples of the assay are given to illustrate the reproducibility, linearity and specificity of the assay. (UK)

  4. Itsetietoinen suurvalta:Iso-Britannian suhtautuminen Bosnian kriisiin 1908 - 1909

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    Berg, H.

    2013-01-01

    Pro gradu -tutkielmani tarkastelee Iso-Britannian suhtautumista Bosnian kriisiksi kutsuttuun tapahtumasarjaan, joka käynnistyi kun Itävalta-Unkari liitti ennen Turkille kuuluneet Bosnian ja Hertsegovinan maakunnat alueisiinsa vuonna 1908. Kriisi päättyi seuraavana vuonna Serbian tunnustettua viimeisenä valtiona maakuntien liittämisen kaksoismonarkiaan. Iso-Britannian suhtautumisen kautta pyrin erittelemään Iso-Britannian ulkopolitiikan pyrkimyksiä kriisin aikana ja yleisemmin. Arvioin kuinka ...

  5. ISO 9001 Implementation Barriers and Misconceptions:An Empirical Study

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    2011-01-01

    Despite the widespread use of ISO 9001 and the many certified organizations in the Arab countries, only five Iraqi organizations were ISO certified at the end of 2008. The purpose of this empirical study is to examine the various barriers and misconceptions that impede ISO 9001 implementation in the service and manufacturing sectors in Iraq. In order to identify these factors a structured survey was conducted using a random sample of 50 directors in service and manufacturing organizations in ...

  6. The European Large Area ISO Survey: Latest Result

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    Oliver, Seb; Serjeant, S.; Efstathiou, A.; Crockett, H.; Gruppioni, C; La Franca, F.; Rowan-Robinson, M.; Consortium, the ELAIS

    2000-01-01

    We present some recent results from the European Large Area ISO Survey (ELAIS). This survey was the largest non-serendipitous ISO field survey. A preliminary reduction has recently been completed and catalogues of sources released to the community. Early results show strongly evolving source counts. A comprehensive identification programme is underway and a number of extremely luminous objects have already been discovered. This survey provides an exciting legacy from the ISO mission and (amon...

  7. ADOPTION OF ISO 9001 QUALITY MANAGEMENT STANDARD IN AFRICA

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    Erlantz Allur; Iñaki Heras-Saizarbitoria

    2014-01-01

    This article analyzes the dissemination of ISO 9001, the main global management standards, within Africa. The work refers to the diffusion of ISO 9001 standard in terms of its certification intensity. In this article, the dissemination of ISO 9001 in Africa has been analyzed. The findings reveal that the diffusion of the standard in this continent is not very relevant, what might be seen as an indicator of the process of Africa's trade marginalization in the age of globalization. The general ...

  8. Zur Normierung gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung – ISO 26000 im analytischen Vergleich mit ISO 14000 und SA8000 (Standardizing Social Responsibility – Comparing ISO 26000 with ISO 14000 and SA8000)

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    Hahn, Ruediger

    2013-01-01

    Verschiedene Normen befassen sich mit Teilaspekten gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung. Mit ISO 26000 liegt nun erstmalig eine Norm zur ganzheitlichen Umsetzung gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung in Managementprozessen vor. Anders als z.B. ISO 14000 und SA8000 ist ISO 26000 jedoch nicht als Managementsystem-Standard konzipiert. Um was fuer einen Normtyp handelt es sich also und welche Wirkungsweisen, Moeglichkeiten und Grenzen sind damit verbunden? Der Beitrag widmet sich diesen Fragen im Rahmen e...

  9. Oleanane-triterpenoids from Panax stipuleanatus inhibit NF-κB

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    Liang, Chun; Ding, Yan; Song, Seok Bean; Kim, Jeong Ah; Cuong, Nguyen Manh; Ma, Jin Yeul; Kim, Young Ho

    2013-01-01

    In continuation of our research to find biological components from Panax stipuleanatus, four oleanane-type triterpenes (12 to 15) were isolated successively. Fifteen oleanane-type saponins (1 to 15) were evaluated for nuclear factor (NF)-κB activity using a luciferase reporter gene assay in HepG2 cells. Compounds 6 to 11 inhibited NF-κB, with IC50 values between 3.1 to 18.9 μM. The effects on inducible nitric oxide synthase and cyclooxygenase-2 by compounds 8, 10, and 11 were also examined us...

  10. Neurofibromatosis type 2 tumor suppressor protein, NF2, induces proteasome-mediated degradation of JC virus T-antigen in human glioblastoma.

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    Full Text Available Neurofibromatosis type 2 protein (NF2 has been shown to act as tumor suppressor primarily through its functions as a cytoskeletal scaffold. However, NF2 can also be found in the nucleus, where its role is less clear. Previously, our group has identified JC virus (JCV tumor antigen (T-antigen as a nuclear binding partner for NF2 in tumors derived from JCV T-antigen transgenic mice. The association of NF2 with T-antigen in neuronal origin tumors suggests a potential role for NF2 in regulating the expression of the JCV T-antigen. Here, we report that NF2 suppresses T-antigen protein expression in U-87 MG human glioblastoma cells, which subsequently reduces T-antigen-mediated regulation of the JCV promoter. When T-antigen mRNA was quantified, it was determined that increasing expression of NF2 correlated with an accumulation of T-antigen mRNA; however, a decrease in T-antigen at the protein level was observed. NF2 was found to promote degradation of ubiquitin bound T-antigen protein via a proteasome dependent pathway concomitant with the accumulation of the JCV early mRNA encoding T-antigen. The interaction between T-antigen and NF2 maps to the FERM domain of NF2, which has been shown previously to be responsible for its tumor suppressor activity. Co-immunoprecipitation assays revealed a ternary complex among NF2, T-antigen, and the tumor suppressor protein, p53 within a glioblastoma cell line. Further, these proteins were detected in various degrees in patient tumor tissue, suggesting that these associations may occur in vivo. Collectively, these results demonstrate that NF2 negatively regulates JCV T-antigen expression by proteasome-mediated degradation, and suggest a novel role for NF2 as a suppressor of JCV T-antigen-induced cell cycle regulation.

  11. New Dust Features Observed with ISO

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    Tielens, Alexander G. G. M.; Young, Richard E. (Technical Monitor)

    1997-01-01

    This paper will review our current knowledge of circumstellar and interstellar dust with the emphasis on infrared spectroscopy with ISO. Objects embedded in or located behind molecular clouds show a wealth of absorption features due to simple molecules in an icy mantle. The SWS on ISO has provided us, for the first time, with complete 3-45 um spectra which allow an inventory of interstellar ice. Among the species identified are H2O, CH3OH, CH4, CO2, CO, and OCS. These species are formed through simple reactions among gas phase species accreted on grain surfaces, possibly modified by FUV photolysis and warm-up (ie., outgassing). The implications of the observations for our understanding of these processes will be reviewed. The IR spectra of many UV bright objects are dominated by strong emission features at 3.3, 6.2, 7.7, and 11.3 micrometers. These are generally attributed to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) molecules. The observational evidence will be reviewed. The emphasis will be on recent data which show widespread spectral variations, particularly among protoplanetary and planetary nebulae, and their implications. One of the most exciting, recent discoveries on interstellar and circumstellar dust has been the detection of spectral structure due to crystalline olivine and enstatite in a variety of objects surrounded by circumstellar silicates. These spectra will be reviewed and circumstellar silicate mineralogy will be discussed.

  12. Experience with ISO quality control in assisted reproductive technology.

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    Alper, Michael M

    2013-12-01

    Assisted reproductive technology (ART) programs are complex organizations requiring the integration of multiple disciplines. ISO 9001:2008 is a quality management system that is readily adaptable to an ART program. The value that ISO brings to the entire organization includes control of documents, clear delineation of responsibilities of staff members, documentation of the numerous processes and procedures, improvement in tracking and reducing errors, and overall better control of systems. A quality ART program sets quality objectives and monitors their progress. ISO provides a sense of transparency within the organization and clearer understanding of how service is provided to patients. Most importantly, ISO provides the framework to allow for continual improvement. PMID:24112531

  13. The new international standard ISO 14001: 2004 environmental management system

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    ISO 14001 is one standard in the ISO 14000 series of standards developed by International Organization of Standardization (ISO). Since it was published in 19096, it has rapidly become the most important environmental standard in the world. ISO 14001 is an environmental management system (EMS) that can be classified into environmental technologies provides a systematic procedure to all kind of organizations to prevent pollutions, protect environment and to improve their overall environmental performance. This new standard ISO 14001 2004 was published on November 15, 2004. It cancels and replaced the old ISO 14001-1996. Because the important of the previous standard for our local industries, firms, ...etc, this paper presents ISO 14001 concepts, issues, benefits and focuses on the stages of implementation to achieve ISO 14001-2004 certification which includes general requirements environmental policy, planning (objectives, targets ..), implementation and operations, checking and management review ...etc and presents how to apply isotop time saver software to design records, and to save time to implement ISO 14001 2004 and finally a conclusion is provided.(Author)

  14. Risk in Management Systems according to ISO standard

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article was to present selected management standards in context of risk management. It presents main ISOmanagement standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001, BS 25999, ISO 31000 that apply to polish enterprises. In thefirst part of this article there are analyzed management standards regarding quality, environment, occupational health and safety,information security, as well as business continuity management and risk management. The second part of the article discusses the processof dealing with risk based on chosen management standard.

  15. Low level laser therapy activates NF-kB via generation of reactive oxygen species in mouse embryonic fibroblasts

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    Chen, Aaron Chih-Hao; Arany, Praveen R.; Huang, Ying-Ying; Tomkinson, Elizabeth M.; Saleem, Taimur; Yull, Fiona E.; Blackwell, Timothy S.; Hamblin, Michael R.

    2009-02-01

    Despite over forty years of investigation on low-level light therapy (LLLT), the fundamental mechanisms underlying photobiomodulation remain unclear. In this study, we isolated murine embryonic fibroblasts (MEF) from transgenic NF-kB luciferase reporter mice and studied their response to 810-nm laser radiation. Significant activation of NFkB was observed for fluences higher than 0.003 J/cm2. NF-kB activation by laser was detectable at 1-hour time point. Moreover, we demonstrated that laser phosphorylated both IKK α/β and NF-kB 15 minutes after irradiation, which implied that laser activates NF-kB via phosphorylation of IKK α/β. Suspecting mitochondria as the source of NF-kB activation signaling pathway, we demonstrated that laser increased both intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) by fluorescence microscopy with dichlorodihydrofluorescein and ATP synthesis by luciferase assay. Mitochondrial inhibitors, such as antimycin A, rotenone and paraquat increased ROS and NF-kB activation but had no effect on ATP. The ROS quenchers N-acetyl-L-cysteine and ascorbic acid abrogated laser-induced NF-kB and ROS but not ATP. These results suggested that ROS might play an important role in the signaling pathway of laser induced NF-kB activation. However, the western blot showed that antimycin A, a mitochondrial inhibitor, did not activate NF-kB via serine phosphorylation of IKK α/β as the laser did. On the other hand, LLLT, unlike mitochondrial inhibitors, induced increased cellular ATP levels, which indicates that light also upregulates mitochondrial respiration. ATP upregulation reached a maximum at 0.3 J/cm2 or higher. We conclude that LLLT not only enhances mitochondrial respiration, but also activates the redox-sensitive transcription factor NF-kB by generating ROS as signaling molecules.

  16. ANKRD1 modulates inflammatory responses in C2C12 myoblasts through feedback inhibition of NF-κB signaling activity

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    Liu, Xin-Hua [National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peter VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States); Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029 (United States); Bauman, William A. [National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peter VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States); Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029 (United States); Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029 (United States); Cardozo, Christopher, E-mail: chris.cardozo@va.gov [National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peter VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States); Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029 (United States); Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029 (United States); Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029 (United States)

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    Transcription factors of the nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) family play a pivotal role in inflammation, immunity and cell survival responses. Recent studies revealed that NF-κB also regulates the processes of muscle atrophy. NF-κB activity is regulated by various factors, including ankyrin repeat domain 2 (AnkrD2), which belongs to the muscle ankyrin repeat protein family. Another member of this family, AnkrD1 is also a transcriptional effector. The expression levels of AnkrD1 are highly upregulated in denervated skeletal muscle, suggesting an involvement of AnkrD1 in NF-κB mediated cellular responses to paralysis. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the interactive role of AnkrD1 in NF-κB mediated cellular responses is not well understood. In the current study, we examined the effect of AnkrD1 on NF-κB activity and determined the interactions between AnkrD1 expression and NF-κB signaling induced by TNFα in differentiating C2C12 myoblasts. TNFα upregulated AnkrD1 mRNA and protein levels. AnkrD1-siRNA significantly increased TNFα-induced transcriptional activation of NF-κB, whereas overexpression of AnkrD1 inhibited TNFα-induced NF-κB activity. Co-immunoprecipitation studies demonstrated that AnkrD1 was able to bind p50 subunit of NF-κB and vice versa. Finally, CHIP assays revealed that AnkrD1 bound chromatin at a NF-κB binding site in the AnrkD2 promoter and required NF-κB to do so. These results provide evidence of signaling integration between AnkrD1 and NF-κB pathways, and suggest a novel anti-inflammatory role of AnkrD1 through feedback inhibition of NF-κB transcriptional activity by which AnkrD1 modulates the balance between physiological and pathological inflammatory responses in skeletal muscle. - Highlights: • AnkrD1 is upregulated by TNFα and represses NF-κB-induced transcriptional activity. • AnkrD1 binds to p50 subunit of NF-κB and is recruited to NF-κB bound to chromatin. • AnkrD1 mediates a feed-back inhibitory loop

  17. ANKRD1 modulates inflammatory responses in C2C12 myoblasts through feedback inhibition of NF-κB signaling activity

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    Transcription factors of the nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) family play a pivotal role in inflammation, immunity and cell survival responses. Recent studies revealed that NF-κB also regulates the processes of muscle atrophy. NF-κB activity is regulated by various factors, including ankyrin repeat domain 2 (AnkrD2), which belongs to the muscle ankyrin repeat protein family. Another member of this family, AnkrD1 is also a transcriptional effector. The expression levels of AnkrD1 are highly upregulated in denervated skeletal muscle, suggesting an involvement of AnkrD1 in NF-κB mediated cellular responses to paralysis. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the interactive role of AnkrD1 in NF-κB mediated cellular responses is not well understood. In the current study, we examined the effect of AnkrD1 on NF-κB activity and determined the interactions between AnkrD1 expression and NF-κB signaling induced by TNFα in differentiating C2C12 myoblasts. TNFα upregulated AnkrD1 mRNA and protein levels. AnkrD1-siRNA significantly increased TNFα-induced transcriptional activation of NF-κB, whereas overexpression of AnkrD1 inhibited TNFα-induced NF-κB activity. Co-immunoprecipitation studies demonstrated that AnkrD1 was able to bind p50 subunit of NF-κB and vice versa. Finally, CHIP assays revealed that AnkrD1 bound chromatin at a NF-κB binding site in the AnrkD2 promoter and required NF-κB to do so. These results provide evidence of signaling integration between AnkrD1 and NF-κB pathways, and suggest a novel anti-inflammatory role of AnkrD1 through feedback inhibition of NF-κB transcriptional activity by which AnkrD1 modulates the balance between physiological and pathological inflammatory responses in skeletal muscle. - Highlights: • AnkrD1 is upregulated by TNFα and represses NF-κB-induced transcriptional activity. • AnkrD1 binds to p50 subunit of NF-κB and is recruited to NF-κB bound to chromatin. • AnkrD1 mediates a feed-back inhibitory loop

  18. Effects of returning NF concentrate on the MBR-NF process treating antibiotic production wastewater.

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    Li, Kun; Cheng, Yutao; Wang, Jianxing; Zhang, Junya; Liu, Jibao; Yu, Dawei; Li, Mingyue; Wei, Yuansong

    2016-07-01

    The optimization of the nanofiltration (NF) concentrate backflow ratio (R cb) and the influence of the NF concentrate on the performance of membrane bioreactor-nanofiltration (MBR-NF) process treating antibiotic production wastewater were investigated on a laboratory scale. The R cb was optimized at 60 % based on the removal rates of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and NH4 (+)-N by MBR. Data analyses indicated that salinity brought by NF concentrate is the major driver leading to the decrease of sludge activity, especially at a high R cb. EPS analysis showed that electric conductivity (EC), proteins in soluble microbial products (SMP), and SMP brought by NF concentrate are the dominant factors causing the severe membrane fouling in MBR. Furthermore, undegradable substances including fulvic acid-like and humic acid-like compounds accumulated in NF concentrate showed significant influence on fouling of NF. MBR could well degrade small MW compounds in NF concentrate, which confirmed the enhancement of organic removal efficiency by recycling the NF concentrate to MBR. The MBR-NF process showed a relatively stable performance at the R cb of 60 % (volume reduction factor (VRF) = 5), and the NF permeate could satisfy the water quality standard for fermentation process with a water recovery rate of 90.9 %. PMID:27000117

  19. Analysis of ISO NE Balancing Requirements: Uncertainty-based Secure Ranges for ISO New England Dynamic Inerchange Adjustments

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    Etingov, Pavel V.; Makarov, Yuri V.; Wu, Di; Hou, Zhangshuan; Sun, Yannan; Maslennikov, S.; Luo, X.; Zheng, T.; George, S.; Knowland, T.; Litvinov, E.; Weaver, S.; Sanchez, E.

    2013-01-31

    The document describes detailed uncertainty quantification (UQ) methodology developed by PNNL to estimate secure ranges of potential dynamic intra-hour interchange adjustments in the ISO-NE system and provides description of the dynamic interchange adjustment (DINA) tool developed under the same contract. The overall system ramping up and down capability, spinning reserve requirements, interchange schedules, load variations and uncertainties from various sources that are relevant to the ISO-NE system are incorporated into the methodology and the tool. The DINA tool has been tested by PNNL and ISO-NE staff engineers using ISO-NE data.

  20. Iso 19011:2002--a combined auditing standard for quality and environmental management systems.

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    Johnson, G L

    2000-01-01

    In a precedent-setting decision in 1998, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) directed ISO Technical Committee (TC) 176 on Quality Management and ISO TC 207 on Environmental Management to develop jointly a single guideline standard for auditing quality and environmental management systems. When approved, this standard would replace ISO 10011-1, ISO 10011-2, and ISO 10011-3 on quality auditing and ISO 14010, ISO 14011, and ISO 14012 on environmental auditing. A Joint Working Group (JWG) was established comprising experts from both TC 176 and TC 207 to develop the new standard, ISO 19011, Guidelines on Quality and/or Environmental Management Systems Auditing, and to incorporate lessons learned from efforts to improve compatibility between ISO 9001/9004 and ISO 14001/14004, the standards for quality and environmental management systems, respectively. Work is proceeding on the development of ISO 19011 with an expected completion in early 2002. PMID:12008882

  1. Mednarodni standardi - veličine in enote (ISO 31-0 do 31-13)

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    Glavič, Peter

    2015-01-01

    In this paper the international standards ISO 31 (Quantities and units) are presented with the following parts: ISO 31-0 (General principles), ISO 31-1 (Space and time), ISO 31-2 (Periodic and related phenomena), ISO 31-3 (Mechanics), ISO 31-4 (Heat), ISO 31-5 (Electricity and magnetism), ISO 31-8 (Physical chemistry and molecular physics), ISO 31-12 (Characteristic numbers)and others. The emphasis is given on the basic principles, which is important for writing of reports, presentations, art...

  2. Twenty new ISO standards on dosimetry for radiation processing

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    Twenty standards on essentially all aspects of dosimetry for radiation processing were published as new ISO standards in December 1998. The standards are based on 20 standard practices and guides developed over the past 14 years by Subcommittee E10.01 of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The transformation to ISO standards using the 'fast track' process under ISO Technical Committee 85 (ISO/TC85) commenced in 1995 and resulted in some overlap of technical information between three of the new standards and the existing ISO Standard 11137 Sterilization of health care products - Requirements for validation and routine control - Radiation sterilization. Although the technical information in these four standards was consistent, compromise wording in the scopes of the three new ISO standards to establish precedence for use were adopted. Two of the new ISO standards are specifically for food irradiation applications, but the majority apply to all forms of gamma, X-ray, and electron beam radiation processing, including dosimetry for sterilization of health care products and the radiation processing of fruit, vegetables, meats, spices, processed foods, plastics, inks, medical wastes, and paper. Most of the standards provide exact procedures for using individual dosimetry systems or for characterizing various types of irradiation facilities, but one covers the selection and calibration of dosimetry systems, and another covers the treatment of uncertainties using the new ISO Type A and Type B evaluations. Unfortunately, nine of the 20 standards just adopted by the ISO are not the most recent versions of these standards and are therefore already out of date. To help solve this problem, efforts are being made to develop procedures to coordinate the ASTM and ISO development and revision processes for these and future ASTM-originating dosimetry standards. In the meantime, an additional four dosimetry standards have recently been published by the ASTM but have

  3. Intermediate species measurement during iso-butanol auto-ignition

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    2015-10-01

    © 2015 The Combustion Institute.Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This work presents the time histories of intermediate species during the auto-ignition of iso-butanol at high pressure and intermediate temperature conditions obtained using a rapid compression machine and recently developed fast sampling system. Iso-butanol ignition delays were acquired for iso-butanol/O2 mixture with an inert/O2 ratio of 7.26, equivalence ratio of 0.4, in the temperature range of 840-950 K and at pressure of 25 bar. Fast sampling and gas chromatography were used to acquire and quantify the intermediate species during the ignition delay of the same mixture at P = 25.3 bar and T = 905 K. The ignition delay times and quantitative measurements of the mole fraction time histories of methane, ethene, propene, iso-butene, iso-butyraldehyde, iso-butanol, and carbon monoxide were compared with predictions from the detailed mechanisms developed by Sarathy et al., Merchant et al., and Cai et al. It is shown that while the Sarathy mechanism well predicts the overall ignition delay time, it overpredicts ethene by a factor of 6-10, underpredicts iso-butene by a factor of 2, and overpredicts iso-butyraldehyde by a factor of 2. Reaction path and sensitivity analyses were carried out to identify the reactions responsible for the observed inadequacy. The rates of iso-butanol hydrogen atom abstraction by OH radical and the beta-scission reactions of hydroxybutyl radicals were updated based on recently published quantum calculation results. Significant improvements were achieved in predicting ignition delay at high pressures (25 and 30 bar) and the species concentrations of ethene and iso-butene. However, the updated mechanism still overpredicts iso-butyraldehyde concentrations. Also, the updated mechanism degrades the prediction in ignition delay at lower pressure (15 bar) compared to the original mechanism developed by Sarathy et al.

  4. HSV-1-induced activation of NF-κB protects U937 monocytic cells against both virus replication and apoptosis.

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    Marino-Merlo, Francesca; Papaianni, Emanuela; Medici, Maria Antonietta; Macchi, Beatrice; Grelli, Sandro; Mosca, Claudia; Borner, Christoph; Mastino, Antonio

    2016-01-01

    The transcription factor nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) is a crucial player of the antiviral innate response. Intriguingly, however, NF-κB activation is assumed to favour herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection rather than restrict it. Apoptosis, a form of innate response to viruses, is completely inhibited by HSV in fully permissive cells, but not in cells incapable to fully sustain HSV replication, such as immunocompetent cells. To resolve the intricate interplay among NF-κB signalling, apoptosis and permissiveness to HSV-1 in monocytic cells, we utilized U937 monocytic cells in which NF-κB activation was inhibited by expressing a dominant-negative IκBα. Surprisingly, viral production was increased in monocytic cells in which NF-κB was inhibited. Moreover, inhibition of NF-κB led to increased apoptosis following HSV-1 infection, associated with lysosomal membrane permeabilization. High expression of late viral proteins and induction of apoptosis occurred in distinct cells. Transcriptional analysis of known innate response genes by real-time quantitative reverse transcription-PCR excluded a contribution of the assayed genes to the observed phenomena. Thus, in monocytic cells NF-κB activation simultaneously serves as an innate process to restrict viral replication as well as a mechanism to limit the damage of an excessive apoptotic response to HSV-1 infection. This finding may clarify mechanisms controlling HSV-1 infection in monocytic cells. PMID:27584793

  5. Signals leading to the activation of NF-kappa B transcription factor are stronger in neonatal than adult T lymphocytes.

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    Kilpinen, S; Henttinen, T; Lahdenpohja, N; Hulkkonen, J; Hurme, M

    1996-07-01

    The molecular background of the defects in the immune reactivity of human neonates has not been fully elucidated. As the NF-kappa B transcription factor has a central role in the control of transcription of several genes involved in immune and inflammatory responses, the authors have analysed the activation of NF-kappa B in human umbilical cord T lymphocytes. The activity was tested by quantitating the nuclear proteins binding to an oligonucleotide containing the consensus kappa B binding sequence (electrophoretic mobility shift assay). The data obtained demonstrate that phorbol dibutyrate/calcium ionophore A23187 (PDBu/iono) combination induced a clearly higher nuclear translocation of NF-kappa B in neonatal than adult T cells. This higher NF-kappa B activity was restricted to the CD4+ T-cell subset. Analysis of the nuclear extracts with antibodies directed against the major components of NF-kappa B the p50 and RelA (p65) proteins, indicated that the composition of NF-kappa B was similar in neonatal and adult cells. These results suggest that neonatal T cells are exposed to oxidative stress-inducing signals during delivery and/or are inherently more sensitive to NF-kappa B activating signals than adult T cells. PMID:8693296

  6. High-throughput and single-cell imaging of NF-κB oscillations using monoclonal cell lines

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB family of transcription factors plays a role in a wide range of cellular processes including the immune response and cellular growth. In addition, deregulation of the NF-κB system has been associated with a number of disease states, including cancer. Therefore, insight into the regulation of NF-κB activation has crucial medical relevance, holding promise for novel drug target discovery. Transcription of NF-κB-induced genes is regulated by differential dynamics of single NF-κB subunits, but only a few methods are currently being applied to study dynamics. In particular, while oscillations of NF-κB activation have been observed in response to the cytokine tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα, little is known about the occurrence of oscillations in response to bacterial infections. Results To quantitatively assess NF-κB dynamics we generated human and murine monoclonal cell lines that stably express the NF-κB subunit p65 fused to GFP. Furthermore, a high-throughput assay based on automated microscopy coupled to image analysis to quantify p65-nuclear translocation was established. Using this assay, we demonstrate a stimulus- and cell line-specific temporal control of p65 translocation, revealing, for the first time, oscillations of p65 translocation in response to bacterial infection. Oscillations were detected at the single-cell level using real-time microscopy as well as at the population level using high-throughput image analysis. In addition, mathematical modeling of NF-κB dynamics during bacterial infections predicted masking of oscillations on the population level in asynchronous activations, which was experimentally confirmed. Conclusions Taken together, this simple and cost effective assay constitutes an integrated approach to infer the dynamics of NF-κB kinetics in single cells and cell populations. Using a single system, novel factors modulating NF-κB can be identified and analyzed

  7. ISO/IEC's image interchange facility

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    Blum, Christof; Hofmann, Georg R.

    1992-04-01

    This paper gives a technical description of the Image Interchange Facility (IIF), which comprises both a formate definition and a functional gateway specification. IIF is a part of the first International Image Processing and Interchange Standard (IPI), which is under elaboration by ISO/IEC JTC1/SC24. This paper reflects the related committee work performed up until January 1992. Considering the deficiencies and drawbacks of existing formats and current practices in exchanging digital images, the need for a new and more general approach to image interchange can be seen. This paper describes the requirements and design principles of the IIF data format and the IIF gateway. Furthermore, it explains the relation to the reference model for open communication (OSI) as well as the relation to the other parts of the IPI standard.

  8. ISO Images of Starbursts and Active Galaxies

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    1999-01-01

    We present some highlights from the mid-infrared (5-16 micron) images of mergers of massive galaxies obtained with the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO). We have observed: 1) ultraluminous infrared nuclei, 2) luminous dust-enshrouded extranuclear starbursts, and 3) active galaxy nuclei (AGNs). In this contribution we discuss the observations of Arp 299, a prototype for very luminous infrared galaxies, the Antennae which is a prototype of mergers, and Centaurus A which is the closest AGN to Earth. From these observations we conclude the following: 1) the most intense starbursts in colliding systems of galaxies and the most massive stars are dust-enshrouded in regions that appear inconspicuous at optical wavelengths, 2) the most intense nuclear infrared sources are a combination of AGN and starburst activity, 3) the hosts of radio loud AGNs that trigger giant double-lobe structures may be symbiotic galaxies composed of barred spirals inside ellipticals.

  9. Iso-electric point of fluid

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    Wan, Li

    2016-01-01

    Iso-electric point(IEP) is the PH, at which the $\\zeta$ potential is measured to be zero. The occurrence of IEP has been understood due to the neutralization of surface charge density (SCD) at the solid-liquid interface. In this work, we use the potential trap model to study the sources of the surface charge density at verious PC and PH, by taking the water-silica system as an example. It is revealed that in the case of $PH9$. Due to the mass action law, the dissociation of water molecules is suppressed at the PH close to IEP, leading to a zero surface charge density. In this way, zero $\\zeta$ potential is obtained at the IEP. It has also been obtained that the increase of the salt concentration in the water can decrease the $\\zeta$ potential, but increase the surface charge density.

  10. ISO/TC 234, Fisheries and Aquaculture

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The largest standard developing organization, ISO, works these days at International Standards for Fisheries and Aquaculture. They created a technical committee divided in six work groups that will have to establish cage technology, aquaculture environmental management, aquaculture technology, food safety for aquaculture farms, traceability of fishery products and environmental monitoring on the seabed’s impact from marine finfish farms. These standards will promote the sustainable development of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, will develop specifications for technical equipment adapted to the local environment, will improve surveillance and management of marine resources, will enable international agreement on sampling methods, will improve the safety of employees and will establish a common terminology.

  11. ISO Published First International Space Standard Developed By China

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    2009-01-01

    @@ The Beijing Institute of Astronautical Systems Engineering, a subsidiary of China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, and China Astronautics Standard Institute jointly developed a standard for launch-vehicle-to-spacecraft flight environments telemetry data processing, which was published by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in January 2009 issued with series number ISO 15862:2009.

  12. The 252Cf neutron spectrum in ISO Standard 8529

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    The provenance of the 252Cf neutron spectrum tabulated in ISO Standard 8529 Part 1 is discussed in the light of queries raised in an earlier ESARDA article. It is shown that neither the ISO spectrum nor a Maxwellian representation is compatible with the most recent evaluation of this important standard spectrum.

  13. Governing Information Security in Conjunction with COBIT and ISO 27001

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    Tolga Mataracioglu; Sevgi Ozkan

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, after giving a brief definition of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), ISO 27001, IT governance and COBIT, pros and cons of implementing only COBIT, implementing only IS0 27001 and implementing both COBIT and ISO 27001 together when governing information security in enterprises will be issued.

  14. Evaluating Education Quality in Terms of ISO9000 Standards

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    Fengchun, Cheng; Vogel, Linda R.; Zhaoyu, Zheng

    2014-01-01

    While nations measure the quality of educational systems by different standards, many nations, such as China, have adopted the ISO9000 quality standards to assess the quality of schools. This article explores the various elements of the the ISO9000 standards and how each element relates to the various groups that are consumers or stakeholders in…

  15. ISO 14001 ENVIRONMENTL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY

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    Two new USEPA documents address environmental management systems (EMS) from the perspectives of government and industry and are offered as tools for understanding the process of the ISO 14000 Standards development and usefulness of an EMS approach. The first document, ISO 14001 -...

  16. Governing Information Security In Conjunction With Cobit And Iso 27001

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    Tolga Mataracioglu

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, after giving a brief definition of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS, ISO 27001, IT governance and COBIT, pros and cons of implementing only COBIT, implementing only IS0 27001 and implementing both COBIT and ISO 27001 together when governing information security in enterprises will be issued.

  17. The ISO-IRAS Faint Galaxy Survey

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    Smith, Harding E.

    1999-01-01

    As part of the ISO-IRAS Faint Galaxy Survey ISO Satellite observations of over 600 IRAS sources have been obtained with the ISOCAM instrument. Because our survey strategy involved relatively short integrations, great care was required in developing analysis software including cosmic-ray and transient removal and calibration. These observations have now been through final pipeline processing at IPAC and ground-based follow-up is ongoing. The observations are for sources from two samples: a " Filler' sample selected to be at z greater than 0.1 and a fainter sample which selected for the highest redshift galaxies in the IRAS survey, with redshifts 0.2 less than z less than 1.0. I now have obtained ground-based follow-up spectrophotometry at Lick and Palomar observatories for 100 LFIRGs with 0.1 less than z less than 0.7. Our observations have confirmed that these systems are comparable to nearby LFIRGs such as Arp 220, with L (sub -)(fir) greater than 10(exp 11) L(sub -) sun and typically HII/Liner optical excitation. About 10% of the galaxies show true AGN (Sy2) excitation. Based on our work on a nearby complete sample of LFIRGS, we believe that the majority of these systems are luminous Starbursts, thus this project is tracing the luminous end of the galaxy star-forming luminosity function - the (infrared) star-formation history of the Universe to z approx. 1, a topic of some considerable recent interest. A by-product of these ISOCAM observations is approximately 1 square degree of deep 2 microns pointings outside the IRAS error boxes, allowing us an independent estimate of the mid-infrared log N - log S relation. Ground-based observations of this sample are continuing.

  18. Manufacturing Bms/Iso System Review

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    Gomez, Yazmin

    2004-01-01

    The Quality Management System (QMS) is one that recognizes the need to continuously change and improve an organization s products and services as determined by system feedback, and corresponding management decisions. The purpose of a Quality Management System is to minimize quality variability of an organization's products and services. The optimal Quality Management System balances the need for an organization to maintain flexibility in the products and services it provides with the need for providing the appropriate level of discipline and control over the processes used to provide them. The goal of a Quality Management System is to ensure the quality of the products and services while consistently (through minimizing quality variability) meeting or exceeding customer expectations. The GRC Business Management System (BMS) is the foundation of the Center's ISO 9001:2000 registered quality system. ISO 9001 is a quality system model developed by the International Organization for Standardization. BMS supports and promote the Glenn Research Center Quality Policy and wants to ensure the customer satisfaction while also meeting quality standards. My assignment during this summer is to examine the manufacturing processes used to develop research hardware, which in most cases are one of a kind hardware, made with non conventional equipment and materials. During this process of observation I will make a determination, based on my observations of the hardware development processes the best way to meet customer requirements and at the same time achieve the GRC quality standards. The purpose of my task is to review the manufacturing processes identifying opportunities in which to optimize the efficiency of the processes and establish a plan for implementation and continuous improvement.

  19. Biodegradability evaluation of polymers by ISO 14855-2.

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    Funabashi, Masahiro; Ninomiya, Fumi; Kunioka, Masao

    2009-10-01

    Biodegradabilities of polymers and their composites in a controlled compost were described. Polycaprolactone (PCL) and poly(lactic acid) (PLA) were employed as biodegradable polymers. Biodegradabilities of PCL and PLA samples in a controlled compost were measured using a Microbial Oxidative Degradation Analyzer (MODA) according to ISO 14855-2. Sample preparation method for biodegradation test according to ISO/DIS 10210 was also described. Effects of sizes and shapes of samples on biodegradability were studied. Reproducibility of biodegradation test of ISO 14855-2 by MODA was confirmed. Validity of sample preparation method for polymer pellets, polymer film, and polymer products of ISO/DIS 10210 for ISO 14855-2 was confirmed. PMID:20111676

  20. INTEGRATION MODEL OF ISO 14001 WITH LEAN PRINCIPLES

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    A. L. Puvanasvaran

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Lean principles and ISO 14001 are key business process strategies which are employed by companies to enchance their manufacturing performance and business efficiencies. The primary objective of the paper is to provide a conceptual framework through an effective integration of these two systems for enhanced business efficiency and productivity. The research methodology applied in the context of this study is based on preliminary literature review of ISO 14001 standards and Lean Principles. The findings contributed to the framing of new conceptual framework that combines the benefits of both Lean Principles and ISO 14001 principles for enhanced business efficiencies and continual improvement. This study concluded that the intergration of lean principles into ISO 14001 will serve pratical methods for ISO 14001 to achieve the continual improvement.

  1. Radioreceptor assays

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    Radioreceptor assay (RRA) is an analytical method using the specific interaction of some pharmaceuticals and endogenic substances (ligands) with specific receptors present in certin tissues of living organisms. RRA uses the principle of isotope dilution. The method is described in detail of the preparation of receptors, samples and radioligands, conditions of incubation, the separation of free and bound radioligand, and the mathematical evaluation of RRA. The sensitivity of RRA is measured in units to tens of pg. The specificity of RRA relates to a group of substances with similar pharmacological effect. RRA may be used for identifying neuroleptics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, ergot alkaloids, beta blockers, anticholinergic drugs, certain hormones and neuropeptides. (M.D.)

  2. ISO 2789 and ISO 11620: Short Presentation of Standards as Reference Documents in an Assessment Process

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    Pierre-Yves Renard

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to show how international standards dealing with library statistics and indicators (ISO 2789, ISO 11620 and others projects which are still under development can be used as reference documents and strategic tools in a performance assessment process. The task is not an easy one, because it requires linking up somewhat complex entities such as the standardization work characteristics, the capacity of statistics to account for reality and, lastly, the variety and speed of libraries’ advancement. Nevertheless, ISO 2789 (International Library Statistics and ISO 11620 (Performance indicators for libraries, which are based on an international consensus of experts, take into account, as much as possible, the recent evolutions in library structures and services. In addition, they are related to classical and shared assessment models. So, although their aim is not to draw up an assessment framework, they reveal themselves useful for basic operations in such a framework: to define objects and services, and to classify, count and build appropriate indicators. Moreover, as the issue of quantifying and promoting intangible assets becomes a concern in the public sector, these standards can be seen as a first attempt to define library resources and services as such intangible assets. Finally, the challenge of forthcoming evolutions of these standards is the ability to stay up-to-date in a very quickly evolving context. More precisely, the increase in the usability of these standards must be based on an ongoing search for more consistent data and relevant indicators. The question of improvement of the general design of the statistics and indicators standards family should also be addressed.

  3. Prevalence of bortezomib-resistant constitutive NF-kappaB activity in mantle cell lymphoma

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib can inhibit activation of the transcription factor NF-κB, a mechanism implicated in its anti-neoplastic effects observed in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL. However, NF-κB can be activated through many distinct mechanisms, including proteasome independent pathways. While MCL cells have been shown to harbor constitutive NF-κB activity, what fraction of this activity in primary MCL samples is sensitive or resistant to inhibition by bortezomib remains unclear. Results Proteasome activity in the EBV-negative MCL cell lines Jeko-1 and Rec-1 is inhibited by greater than 80% after exposure to 20 nM bortezomib for 4 hours. This treatment decreased NF-κB activity in Jeko-1 cells, but failed to do so in Rec-1 cells when assessed by electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA. Concurrently, Rec-1 cells were more resistant to the cytotoxic effects of bortezomib than Jeko-1 cells. Consistent with a proteasome inhibitor resistant pathway of activation described in mouse B-lymphoma cells (WEHI231 and a breast carcinoma cell line (MDA-MB-468, the bortezomib-resistant NF-κB activity in Rec-1 cells is inhibited by calcium chelators, calmodulin inhibitors, and perillyl alcohol, a monoterpene capable of blocking L-type calcium channels. Importantly, the combination of perillyl alcohol and bortezomib is synergistic in eliciting Rec-1 cell cytotoxicity. The relevance of these results is illuminated by the additional finding that a considerable fraction of primary MCL samples (8 out of 10 displayed bortezomib-resistant constitutive NF-κB activity. Conclusion Our findings show that bortezomib-resistant NF-κB activity is frequently observed in MCL samples and suggest that this activity may be relevant to MCL biology as well as serve as a potential therapeutic target.

  4. ISO26000系列讲座:ISO26000制定过程

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    陈元桥

    2011-01-01

    @@ 1创新独特的工作机制 ISO/TMB(国际标准化组织技术管理局)希望以ISO 26000的制定为契机,进行全面的开拓性探索,开展国际标准化创新试验:一方面是标准内容创新,即:国际标准化的内容将不再仅限于传统的技术领域,而是扩展到包括社会科学领域在内的所有领域,正如时任ISO/TMB副主席的ZivaPatir女士所言,"只要市场需要且符合ISO战略,没有什么是国际标准化工作不可以涉及的","我们的传统任务是促进产品、服务、过程、材料和系统的标准化.

  5. Usability evaluation of mobile applications using ISO 9241 and ISO 25062 standards.

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    Moumane, Karima; Idri, Ali; Abran, Alain

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents an empirical study based on a set of measures to evaluate the usability of mobile applications running on different mobile operating systems, including Android, iOS and Symbian. The aim is to evaluate empirically a framework that we have developed on the use of the Software Quality Standard ISO 9126 in mobile environments, especially the usability characteristic. To do that, 32 users had participated in the experiment and we have used ISO 25062 and ISO 9241 standards for objective measures by working with two widely used mobile applications: Google Apps and Google Maps. The QUIS 7.0 questionnaire have been used to collect measures assessing the users' level of satisfaction when using these two mobile applications. By analyzing the results we highlighted a set of mobile usability issues that are related to the hardware as well as to the software and that need to be taken into account by designers and developers in order to improve the usability of mobile applications. PMID:27190747

  6. The NF-kB pathway: LET dependence of the biological response to heavy ion beams

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    Hellweg, Christine; Baumstark-Khan, Christa; Arenz, Andrea; Reitz, Guenther; Schmitz, Claudia; Spitta, Luis F.; Ruscher, Roland; Lau, Patrick; Meier, Matthias M.; Testard, Isabelle

    Radiation is an acknowledged primary concern for manned spaceflight and is a potentially limiting factor for long term orbital and interplanetary missions. A solar flare can threaten the astronauts' life, and long-term exposure to galactic cosmic rays may shorten the healthy life-span after return to Earth due to cancer induction. Understanding of the cellular and molecular processes underlying these phenomena may allow better risk estimation and development of appropriate countermeasures. A central factor in the cellular stress response is the transcription factor nuclear factor κB (NF-κB). As an antiapoptotic factor, if activated in human cells by ion beam exposure, it could influence the cancer risk of astronauts exposed to cosmic radiation and improve cellular survival after exposure to high radiation doses. In previous studies using a screening assay for the detection of NF-κB-dependent gene induction (HEK-pNF-κB-d2EGFP/Neo cells), the activation of this transcription factor by heavy ions was shown (Radiat. Res. 164: 527-530, 2005). In this work, the dependency of NF-κB activation on LET was examined. Accelerated argon ions (36 Ar, 95 MeV/u, LET 232 keV/` ım) activate the NF-κB pathway already at low particle densities (1-2 particle hits per nucleus), which result in as less as 5-50 induced double strand breaks per cell. Accelerated carbon ions (13 C, 75 MeV/u, LET 30 keV/µm) induce NF-κB-dependent gene expression at higher particle densities (50-500 particle hits per nucleus), but to a lower extent than the argon ions. Intermediate NF-κB activation is initiated by exposure of human cells with carbon ions with an LET of 70 keV/µm. Sparsely ionizing radiation such as X-rays activates the NF-κB pathway at high doses (> 4 Gy), neutrons at doses > 3 Gy. These results suggest a LET dependency of NF-κB activation: high LET radiation activates NF-κB - dependent on initial nuclear DNA damage followed by cytoplasmic signalling events - more efficiently

  7. RELASI SISTEM MANAJEMEN LINGKUNGAN ISO 14001 DAN KINERJA KEUANGAN

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    Memed Sueb

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk memeriksa dan menganalisis efek dari implementasi sistem manajemen lingkungan (EMS ISO 14001 terhadap kinerja keuangan perusahaan-perusahaan yang terdaftar di bursa efek indonesia hingga 2008. Elemen sistem manajemen lingkungan yang satu dengan lainnya mempunyai hubungan dan saling mempengaruhi. Elemen yang mempunyai hubungan paling kuat adalah penerapan dan operasi, dan pengkajian manajemen, sedangkan elemen yang mempunyai hubungan paling lemah adalah kebijakan lingkungan dan tindakan pemeriksaan dan perbaikan. Implementasi sistem manajemen lingkungan berpengaruh positip terhadap pencapaian kinerja keuangan pada perusahaan yang sudah memperoleh sertifikat ISO 14001 dan terdaftar di Bursa Efek Indonesia. Penerapan dan operasi merupakan salah satu elemen SML ISO 14001 yang sangat berpengaruh dalam pencapaian kinerja keuangan.  Penelitian ini dilakukan terhadap perusahaan yang listing di Bursa Efek Indonesia yang sudah mendapatkan sertifikasi ISO 14001. Lebih lanjut dapat dilakukan penilaian terhadap perusahaan yang belum menerima ISO 14001.  This study aims to examine and to analyze the effect of Environmental Management System (EMS ISO 14001 implementation toward the financial performance of companies which is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange until 2008. The Elements of environmental management system which has a relationship with each other and influence each other. The implementation and operation has the strongest relationship toward management assessment,while environmental policy and measures inspection has the weakest relationship toward repair. EMS ISO 14001 implementation has positive effects on financial performance that have registered at the Indonesia Stock Exchange. Implementation and operation is one of the elements of EMS ISO 14001 which are very influential in the achievement of financial performance. The research was conducted on the company’s listing who have received ISO 14001

  8. The effects of dexamethasone on rat brain cortical nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) in endotoxic shock

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    To explore the molecular mechanism of brain tissue injury induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), we studied the effects of endotoxic shock on rat brain cortex NF-κB and the effects of dexamethasone on these changes. Rats were randomly divided into LPS, LPS + dexamethasone, and control groups. The DNA-binding activity of NF-κB was observed using electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA). Protein expression in nuclear extracts was studied using Western blots, and nuclear translocation was observed using immunohistochemistry. These indices were assayed at 1 h and 4 h after intravenous injection of LPS (4 mg.kg-1). EMSA showed significantly increased NF-κB DNA-binding activity in nuclear extracts from the LPS group at both 1 h and 4 h after LPS injection, compared with the control group (P < 0.01). For the LPS group, the NF-κB DNA-binding activity was greater at 1 h than at 4 h (P < 0.05). The expression of p65 and p50 protein in the nuclear extracts was also increased, as compared with the control group. However, the expression of p65 and p50 protein from cytosolic extracts did not show any significant change. Dexamethasone down-regulated not only NF-κB DNA-binding activity but also the expression of p65 protein in the nuclear extracts. From these data, we have concluded that NF-κB activation and nuclear translocation of NF-κB play a key role in the molecular mechanism of brain tissue injury in endotoxic shock. Dexamethasone may alleviate brain injury by inhibiting NF-κB activation

  9. Role of NF-κB Transcription Factors in Antiinflammatory and Proinflammatory Actions of Mechanical Signals

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    Agarwal, Sudha; Deschner, James; Long, Ping; Verma, Anupam; Hofman, Cynthia; Evans, Christopher H.; Piesco, Nicholas

    2016-01-01

    Objective The mechanisms by which chondrocytes convert biomechanical signals into intracellular biochemical events are not well understood. In this study, we sought to determine the intracellular mechanisms of the magnitude-dependent actions of mechanical signals. Methods Chondrocytes isolated from rabbit articular cartilage were grown on flexible membranes. Cells were subjected to cyclic tensile strain (CTS) of various magnitudes in the presence or absence of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), which was used as a proinflammatory signal for designated time intervals. The regulation of NF-κB was measured by reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction, electrophoretic mobility shift assay, and immunofluorescence. Results CTS of low magnitudes (4–8% equibiaxial strain) was a potent inhibitor of IL-1β–dependent NF-κB nuclear translocation. Cytoplasmic retention of NF-κB and reduction of its synthesis led to sustained suppression of proinflammatory gene induction. In contrast, proinflammatory signals generated by CTS of high magnitudes (15–18% equibiaxial strain) mimicked the actions of IL-1β and induced rapid nuclear translocation of NF-κB subunits p65 and p50. Conclusion Magnitude-dependent signals of mechanical strain utilize the NF-κB transcription factors as common elements to abrogate or aggravate proinflammatory responses. Furthermore, the intracellular events induced by mechanical overload are similar to those that are initiated by proinflammatory cytokines in arthritis. PMID:15529376

  10. Functional conservation of rice OsNF-YB/YC and Arabidopsis AtNF-YB/YC proteins in the regulation of flowering time

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    Hwang, Yoon-Hyung

    2016-01-11

    Plant NUCLEAR FACTOR Y (NF-Y) transcription factors play important roles in plant development and abiotic stress. In Arabidopsis thaliana, two NF-YB (AtNF-YB2 and AtNF-YB3) and five NF-YC (AtNF-YC1, AtNF-YC2, AtNF-YC3, AtNF-YC4, and AtNF-YC9) genes regulate photoperiodic flowering by interacting with other AtNF-Y subunit proteins. Three rice NF-YB (OsNF-YB8, OsNF-YB10, and OsNF-YB11) and five rice OsNF-YC (OsNF-YC1, OsNF-YC2, OsNF-YC4, OsNF-YC6, and OsNF-YC7) genes are clustered with two AtNF-YB and five AtNF-YC genes, respectively. To investigate the functional conservation of these NF-YB and NF-YC genes in rice and Arabidopsis, we analyzed the flowering phenotypes of transgenic plants overexpressing the respective OsNF-YB and OsNF-YC genes in Arabidopsis mutants. Overexpression of OsNF-YB8/10/11 and OsNF-YC2 complemented the late flowering phenotype of Arabidopsis nf-yb2 nf-yb3 and nf-yc3 nf-yc4 nf-yc9 mutants, respectively. The rescued phenotype of 35S::OsNF-YC2 nf-yc3 nf-yc4 nf-yc9 plants was attributed to the upregulation of FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) and SUPPRESSOR OF OVEREXPRESSION OF CONSTANS 1 (SOC1). In vitro and in planta protein–protein analyses revealed that OsNF-YB8/10/11 and OsNF-YC1/2/4/6/7 interact with AtNF-YC3/4/9 and AtNF-YB2/3, respectively. Our data indicate that some OsNF-YB and OsNF-YC genes are functional equivalents of AtNF-YB2/3 and AtNF-YC3/4/9 genes, respectively, and suggest functional conservation of Arabidopsis and rice NF-Y genes in the control of flowering time.

  11. Angiogenesis Assays.

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    Nambiar, Dhanya K; Kujur, Praveen K; Singh, Rana P

    2016-01-01

    Neoangiogenesis constitutes one of the first steps of tumor progression beyond a critical size of tumor growth, which supplies a dormant mass of cancerous cells with the required nutrient supply and gaseous exchange through blood vessels essentially needed for their sustained and aggressive growth. In order to understand any biological process, it becomes imperative that we use models, which could mimic the actual biological system as closely as possible. Hence, finding the most appropriate model is always a vital part of any experimental design. Angiogenesis research has also been much affected due to lack of simple, reliable, and relevant models which could be easily quantitated. The angiogenesis models have been used extensively for studying the action of various molecules for agonist or antagonistic behaviour and associated mechanisms. Here, we have described two protocols or models which have been popularly utilized for studying angiogenic parameters. Rat aortic ring assay tends to bridge the gap between in vitro and in vivo models. The chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay is one of the most utilized in vivo model system for angiogenesis-related studies. The CAM is highly vascularized tissue of the avian embryo and serves as a good model to study the effects of various test compounds on neoangiogenesis. PMID:26608294

  12. Sertifikatõ ISO - mafioznaja struktura so znakom pljuss / Olesja Bõkova

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    2005-01-01

    Esimesed ISO sertifikaadid, mille aluseks on briti kvaliteedi standardite süsteem, anti Euroopa Liidus välja 1987. a. ISO sertifikaadid Eestis. Diagramm: Välja antud ISO 9000 sertifikaadid 1994-2004

  13. NF-kappaB in Lung Tumorigenesis

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    Cai, Zhenjian [Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 462 First Avenue, NBV 7N24, New York, NY 10016 (United States); Tchou-Wong, Kam-Meng; Rom, William N., E-mail: william.rom@nyumc.org [Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 462 First Avenue, NBV 7N24, New York, NY 10016 (United States); Department of Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 57 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY 10987 (United States)

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    The development of lung cancer in humans can be divided into three steps initiation, promotion and progression. This process is driven by alterations in related signal transduction pathways. These pathways signal the aberrant activation of NF-kappaB, a transcription factor that regulates the expression of genes important for lung tumorigenesis. Our current knowledge about the role of the NF-kappaB signaling pathway in the development of lung cancer has been bolstered by animal models demonstrating the connection between K-ras and tobacco induced lung transformation with NF-kappaB. Activation of downstream genes leads to cell proliferation, inhibition of apoptosis, angiogenesis, inflammation, invasion, and metastasis.

  14. 双荧光素酶报告质粒检测小鼠巨噬细胞热休克转录因子1调控核转录因子kappa B活性的研究%A Study of the Effects of HSF1 on NF-κB Activity in RAW264.7 Macrophages by Dual-luciferase Assay

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    李雄; 罗成群; 周建大; 贺全勇; 徐阳成

    2010-01-01

    目的:观察烧伤血清刺激后小鼠巨噬细胞NF-κB活性的变化,以及HSF1对NF-κB可能的调控作用.方法:制作15%TBSA Ⅲ°烧伤小鼠模型,提取烧伤血清.通过表达质粒与报告质粒共转染,检测烧伤血清诱导下NF-κB活性的变化以及过表达HSFI后NF-κB活性的变化规律.结果:对比正常血清,烧伤血清刺激后相对荧光素酶活性早期即明显增加(P<0.05),这种变化在诱导后2 h即达到高峰,12 h后逐渐下降;过表达HSF1可以显著抑制烧伤血清引起这种活性变化(P<0.05).结论:烧伤后NF-κB早期即活化,热休克反应可能通过HSF1途径抑制NF-κB的活性.

  15. ISO Spectroscopy of Proto-Planetary Nebulae

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    Hrivnak, Bruce J.

    2000-01-01

    The goal of this program was to determine the chemical properties of the dust shells around protoplanetary nebulae (PPNs) through a study of their short-wavelength (6-45 micron) infrared spectra. PPNs are evolved stars in transition from the asymptotic giant branch to the planetary nebula stages. Spectral features in the 10 to 20 gm region indicate the chemical nature (oxygen- or carbon-rich), and the strengths of the features relate to the physical properties of the shells. A few bright carbon-rich PPNs have been observed to show PAH features and an unidentified 21 micron emission feature. We used the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) to observe a sample of IRAS sources that have the expected properties of PPNs and for which we have accurate positions. Some of these have optical counterparts (proposal SWSPPN01) and some do not (SWSPPN02). We had previously observed these from the ground with near-infrared photometry and, for those with visible counterparts, visible photometry and spectroscopy, which we have combined with these new ISO data in the interpretation of the spectra. We have completed a study of the unidentified emission feature at 21 micron in eight sources. We find the shape of the feature to be the same in all of the sources, with no evidence of any substructure. The ratio of the emission peak to continuum ranges from 0.13 to 1.30. We have completed a study of seven PPNs and two other carbon-rich objects for which we had obtained ISO 2-45 micron observations. The unidentified emission features at 21 and 30 micron were detected in six sources, including four new detections of the 30 micron feature. This previously unresolved 30 micron feature was resolved and found to consist of a broad feature peaking at 27.2 micron (the "30 micron" feature) and a narrower feature peaking at 25.5 micron (the "26 micron" feature). This new 26 micron feature is detected in eight sources and is particularly strong in IRAS Z02229+6208 and 16594-4656. The unidentified

  16. The ISO View of Star Forming Galaxies

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    Helou, George

    1999-01-01

    ISO studies of normal galaxies in the local Universe have revealed basic new properties whose significant implications for the star formation process and cosmology are only starting to be understood. This review will touch on the general results of a statistical nature, and provide a quick summary of the profusion of exciting results on individual objects. In the mid-infrared, PHT-S has established that the spectra of star forming galaxies between 6 and-13microns are dominated by the Aromatic Features in Emission (AFE), and show little variation as a function of the heating intensity. The Carriers of the AFE (CAFE) are thus a universal component of dust with standard properties, and contribute between 10 and 25% of the total dust luminosity. In addition to AFE, the spectra show a low-level continuum detectable at wavelengths longer than 3.5microns whose origin is still under investigation. The mid-infrared colors formed as the ratio of flux densities in the 6.75micron and the 15micron bands of ISO-CAM remain essentially constant and near unity for quiescent and mildly active galaxies. As dust heating increases further, the 15micron flux increases steeply compared to 6.75microns, indicating that dust heated to 100KISO-PHOT is starting to constrain the distribution of dust temperatures at the low end of the temperature scale. From LWS data, the far-infrared fine-structure lines of [CII] and [OI], which provide most of the cooling for warm atomic gas, show variations that have remained controversial in their interpretation. In particular, as the galaxy become more active in star formation, its [CII] flux weakens relative to total dust emission while the [OI] does not. This behavior has attracted much interest because it extrapolates to the most active galaxies, making them weaker in [CII] than previously expected. Several explanations for the effect have been advanced, and will be discussed in this review. Spectroscopy with SWS has measured molecular hydrogen in

  17. ADOPTION OF ISO 9001 QUALITY MANAGEMENT STANDARD IN AFRICA

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    Full Text Available This article analyzes the dissemination of ISO 9001, the main global management standards, within Africa. The work refers to the diffusion of ISO 9001 standard in terms of its certification intensity. In this article, the dissemination of ISO 9001 in Africa has been analyzed. The findings reveal that the diffusion of the standard in this continent is not very relevant, what might be seen as an indicator of the process of Africa's trade marginalization in the age of globalization. The general certification intensity of the continet is of 0.18; in other words, the proportion of the contribution of Africa to the global GDP of the world is more than five times superior to the proportion of ISO 9001 certificates located in Africa. By means of the logistic model the dissemination of ISO 9001 is forecasted, and it has been observed that the diffusion of ISO 9001 in Africa is in an 85% of its saturation point. Taking into account this model, it's expected that the dissemination of ISO 9001 will be growing until 2020.

  18. Distal NF-kB binding motif functions as an enhancer for nontypeable H. influenzae-induced DEFB4 regulation in epithelial cells

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    Woo, Jeong-Im; Kil, Sung-Hee; Pan, Huiqi; Lee, Yoo Jin; Lim, David J.; Moon, Sung K.

    2014-01-01

    Among the antimicrobial molecules produced by epithelial cells, DEFB4 is inducible in response to proinflammatory signals such as cytokines and bacterial molecules. Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is an important human pathogen that exacerbates chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adult and causes otitis media and sinusitis in children. Previously, we have demonstrated that DEFB4 effectively kills NTHi and is induced by NTHi via TLR2 signaling. The 5′-flanking region of DEFB4 contains several NF-κB binding motifs, but their NTHi-specific activity remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to elucidate molecular mechanism involved in DEFB4 regulation, focusing on the role of the distal NF-κB binding motif of DEFB4 responding to NTHi. Here, we show that the human middle ear epithelial cells up-regulate DEFB4 expression in response to NTHi via NF-κB activation mediated by IκKα/β–IκBα signaling. Deletion of the distal NF-κB binding motif led to a significant reduction in NTHi-induced DEFB4 up-regulation. A heterologous construct containing the distal NF-κB binding motif was found to increase the promoter activity in response to NTHi, indicating a NTHi-responding enhancer activity of the distal NF-κB binding motif. Furthermore, electrophoretic mobility shift assays and chromatin immunoprecipitation assays showed that the p65 domain of NF-κB binds to the distal NF-κB binding motif in response to NTHi. Taken together, our results suggest that NTHi-induced binding of p65 NF-κB to the distal NF-κB binding motif of DEFB4 enhances NTHi-induced DEFB4 regulation in epithelial cells. PMID:24368180

  19. Modeling and Implementing ISO 13584-based Part Library

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    杨东; 肖丽雯; 何援军; 张申生

    2004-01-01

    ISO 13584 (I.e. PLIB) is an international standard for the representation and exchange of CAD part libraries. It aims to provide an application-independent mechanism to enable the share of part library information between applications. In this paper, the approach of modeling part library conforming to ISO 13584 is presented. Also, a prototype of part library management system, I.e. BYL-PLIB, whose implementation is in agreement with ISO 13854 is developed to demonstrate the usefulness of proposed approach.

  20. ISO 26000 – An Integrative Approach of Corporate Social Responsibility

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    Herciu Mihaela

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available ISO 26000 represents a guidance on corporate social responsibility and it is, at the present time, one of the most important document on CSR in the world. Without being mandatory or regulated, ISO 26000 is focus on seven core subjects that have to be approached synergistic – governance, human right, labor, environment, business practices, consumer, and community – in order to achieve its goal. The present paper intends to present and analyze the seven core subjects of ISO 26000 from tow perspectives: by emphasizing the benefits of implementing the standard into the business strategy and by revealing the correlation between corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.

  1. Metal-Size Influence in Iso-Selective Lactide Polymerization**

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    Bakewell, Clare; White, Andrew J. P.; Long, Nicholas J; Williams, Charlotte K.

    2014-01-01

    Iso-selective initiators for the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of rac-lactide are rare outside of Group 13. We describe the first examples of highly iso-selective lutetium initiators. The phosphasalen lutetium ethoxide complex shows excellent iso-selectivity, with a P i value of 0.81–0.84 at 298 K, excellent rates, and high degrees of polymerization control. Conversely, the corresponding La derivative exhibits moderate heteroselectivity (P s=0.74, 298 K). Thus, the choice of metal center ...

  2. The ISO SWS on-line system

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    Roelfsema, P. R.; Kester, D. J. M.; Wesselius, P. R.; Wieprech, E.; Sym, N.

    1992-01-01

    The software which is currently being developed for the Short Wavelength Spectrometer (SWS) of the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) is described. The spectrometer has a wide range of capabilities in the 2-45 micron infrared band. SWS contains two independent gratings, one for the long and one for the short wavelength section of the band. With the gratings a spectral resolution of approximately 1000 to approximately 2500 can be obtained. The instrument also contains two Fabry-Perault's yielding a resolution between approximately 1000 and approximately 20000. Software is currently being developed for the acquisition, calibration, and analysis of SWS data. The software is firstly required to run in a pipeline mode without human interaction, to process data as they are received from the telescope. However, both for testing and calibration of the instrument as well as for evaluation of the planned operating procedures the software should also be suitable for interactive use. Thirdly the same software will be used for long term characterization of the instrument. The software must work properly within the environment designed by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the spacecraft operations. As a result strict constraints are put on I/O devices, throughput etc.

  3. "ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITING STANDARDS ISO14010, 14011, 14012 "

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    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available In order to standardize sustainable status of environmental management in productive and industrial activities and commercial and economical relationship, the ISO 14000 standards series guarantee the minimization of the costs, growth accoptancy of society and trade and environmental quality improvement and natural resources. In fact, these standards will help any organization to improve and solve these standards and help to improve and solve their environmental remarks of executive activities in the best way. Environmental auditing is one of the environmental tools. In the early 1970, most organization was searching ways to match their regulations with environmental needs. Although in some case, environmental auditing had been compulsory by the legal authorities, directors, were doing environmental auditing by their own ways, in order to escape from liabi1ities and punishments. At a large scale, efficiency and proportion of environmental management system are evaluated through a periodical management review, by the acquired environmental programmed progress. Thus, environmental system performance output connects and evaluates to the input of organization management review process. In the meantime, one of the important inputs to management review process in environmental auditing.

  4. Inhibitory Effects of Ethyl Acetate Extract of Andrographis paniculata on NF-κB Trans-Activation Activity and LPS-Induced Acute Inflammation in Mice

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    Wen-Wan Chao; Yueh-Hsiung Kuo; Shie-Liang Hsieh; Bi-Fong Lin

    2011-01-01

    This study was to investigate anti-inflammatory effect of Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Nees (Acanthaceae) (AP). The effects of ethyl acetate (EtOAc) extract from AP on the level of inflammatory mediators were examined first using nuclear factor kappa B (NF- κ B) driven luciferase assay. The results showed that AP significantly inhibited NF- κ B luciferase activity and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF- α ), interleukin 6 (IL-6), macrophage inflammatory protein-2 (MIP-2) and nitric oxide (NO)...

  5. Regulation of conformation and activity of nuclear NF-kappaBeta p65 by phosphorylation, chaperones and p65 DNA-binding

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    Milanovic, Maja

    2014-01-01

    The TF NF-kB is an important regulator of immunity, stress responses as well as apoptosis, cell cycle progression and oncogenesis. NF-kB is activated by various stimuli and regulates expression many different target genes. The first part of this work shows that stimulation of cells with the cytokines TNF or IL-1 results in a profound conformational switch of the NF-kB subunit p65, as revealed by limited proteolysis assays. The cytokine-triggered reconfiguration of p65 mainly occurs for p65 co...

  6. Radiopharmaceutical assays

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    Under the laws in force, radiopharmaceuticals for human use must be among other features, non-pyrogenous and non-toxic. For this reason pyrogenity and toxicity assays are carried out. Pharmacokinetic studies may also be necessary in some cases. Products currently made at the Radiopharmaceutical Center, new products designed for certification and raw materials used to manufacture the above, were tested. A total 342 pyrogenity and toxicity tests, and four pharmacokinetic studies were conducted in 1996. To determine pyrogenity, the temperature animals were measured following intravenous administration of radiopharmaceuticals concerned: sodium pertechnetate, colloidal gold and sodium orthoradiohippurate from current production; pharmaceutic components of several new products, i.e. technetium generator, fibrinogen and microspheres. A total 327 products were tested, 96 percent of which met the requirements. To determine toxicity, the probit method was used, consisting of the administration of radiopharmaceutical doses for seven straight days, and checking for lethal effects. An overall 15 tests were carried out and 80 percent of products tested were found certifiable. Pharmacokinetic tests consisted of tropism on target organs and biodistribution in several organs using the tomographic method. (author)

  7. Bahan pemutih gigi dengan sertifikat ADA/ISO (Tooth bleaching material with ADA/ISO certificate

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    Asti Meizarini

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Bleaching of teeth for cosmetic reasons is a popular aspect of cosmetic dentistry because patients realize the aesthetical benefits of these products. The dentist as a clinician's practitioner must be knowledgeable of the products and their application techniques. Bleaching materials which are safe and effective are the ADA accepted or manufactured by those which have already haved ISO certificate. Dentist must have enough knowledge about in-office bleaching prescribed for home-use bleaching including their contra indication and side effects, to advise the patients and provide effective bleaching services.

  8. NF-kappa B activity in T cells stably expressing the Tax protein of human T cell lymphotropic virus type I

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    Lacoste, J.; Cohen, L.; Hiscott, J. (Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec (Canada))

    1991-10-01

    The effect of constitutive Tax expression on the interaction of NF-{kappa} B with its recognition sequence and on NF-{kappa} B-dependent gene expression was examined in T lymphoid Jurkat cell lines (19D and 9J) stably transformed with a Tax expression vector. Tax expressing T cell lines contained a constitutive level of NF-{kappa} B binding activity, detectable by mobility shift assay and uv cross-linking using a palindromic NF-{kappa} B probe homologous to the interferon beta PRDII site. In Jurkat and NC2.10 induction with phorbol esters resulted in the appearance of new DNA binding proteins of 85, 75, and 54 kDa, whereas in Tax expressing cells the 85-kDa protein and a 92-kDa DNA binding protein were constitutively induced. Expression of Tax protein in 19D and 9J resulted in transcription of the endogenous NF-kappa B-dependent granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor gene and increased basal level expression of transfected NF-kappa B-regulated promoters. Nonetheless transcription of both the endogenous and the transfected gene was inducible by PMA treatment. Tax expression in Jurkat T cells may alter the stoichiometry of NF-kappa B DNA binding proteins and thus change the expression of NF-kappa B-regulated promoters.

  9. Standardin ISO 9001 eräs tulkinta "miten osuudesta" : miksi standardi ISO 9001 ei anna odotettua tulosta?

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    Multimäki, Matti

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this work is to show that a quality system, which fulfills the requirements of the standard ISO 9001 (SFS-EN ISO 9001 in Finland), is effective and suitable for the first phase in the building of a quality system. There were two reasons to make this work. Firstly, there are still products and especially services, which do not conform to the customer requirements. Secondly, there is no similar research of the suitability of the standards in Finland, although the ISO 9000 standards h...

  10. Bmi-1 promotes the aggressiveness of glioma via activating the NF-kappaB/MMP-9 signaling pathway

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    Jiang Lili

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The prognosis of human glioma is poor, and the highly invasive nature of the disease represents a major impediment to current therapeutic modalities. The oncoprotein B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus integration site 1 protein (Bmi-1 has been linked to the development and progression of glioma; however, the biological role of Bmi-1 in the invasion of glioma remains unclear. Methods A172 and LN229 glioma cells were engineered to overexpress Bmi-1 via stable transfection or to be silenced for Bmi-1 expression using RNA interfering method. Migration and invasiveness of the engineered cells were assessed using wound healing assay, Transwell migration assay, Transwell matrix penetration assay and 3-D spheroid invasion assay. MMP-9 expression and activity were measured using real-time PCR, ELISA and the gelatin zymography methods. Expression of NF-kappaB target genes was quantified using real-time PCR. NF-kappaB transcriptional activity was assessed using an NF-kappaB luciferase reporter system. Expression of Bmi-1 and MMP-9 in clinical specimens was analyzed using immunohistochemical assay. Results Ectopic overexpression of Bmi-1 dramatically increased, whereas knockdown of endogenous Bmi-1 reduced, the invasiveness and migration of glioma cells. NF-kappaB transcriptional activity and MMP-9 expression and activity were significantly increased in Bmi-1-overexpressing but reduced in Bmi-1-silenced cells. The reporter luciferase activity driven by MMP-9 promoter in Bmi-1-overexpressing cells was dependent on the presence of a functional NF-kappaB binding site, and blockade of NF-kappaB signaling inhibited the upregulation of MMP-9 in Bmi-1 overexpressing cells. Furthermore, expression of Bmi-1 correlated with NF-kappaB nuclear translocation as well as MMP-9 expression in clinical glioma samples. Conclusions Bmi-1 may play an important role in the development of aggressive phenotype of glioma via activating the NF

  11. Applicability of ISO 16697 Data to Spacecraft Fire Fighting Strategies

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    Hirsch, David B.; Beeson, Harold D.

    2012-01-01

    Presentation Agenda: (1) Selected variables affecting oxygen consumption during spacecraft fires, (2) General overview of ISO 16697, (3) Estimated amounts of material consumed during combustion in typical ISS enclosures, (4) Discussion on potential applications.

  12. Iso-response methods provide direct insight into dendritic computations.

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    Stefan Häusler

    2014-04-01

    These results demonstrate that iso-response methods are well suited to unravel complex dendritic computations in model neurons and that they can provide a powerful tool for experimental research with applications in multi-patch or optogenetic recordings.

  13. CNEN, IAEA and ISO normative requirements for measurement management

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    International standard ISO 10012:2003 establishes requirements for measurement management systems, including requirements for measurement processes and measuring equipment. ISO 9001:2008 presents requirements for quality management systems, including requirements for the control of monitoring and measuring equipment. ISO 17025:2005 presents general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. In the nuclear field the requirements for measurement management are established by standards published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and in Brazil, by the National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN). The present paper presents and discusses the normative requirements for measurement management, considering requirements established by National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). (author)

  14. ISO 9000. Guidelines to increased costs and reduced product quality

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    Many US companies are considering being registered to the provisions of ISO 9000, International Standards for Quality Management. One important problem with the document is that ISO 9000 is not focused on control of product quality. The quality assurance rules established in ISO 9000 have been used in the US for more than 25 years with disastrous financial consequences and little, if any, improvement in quality and safety. These rules are so reliant on documentation and strict compliance that ensuring products comply with specifications has become a secondary issues. That is not what was intended, but it is the result. ISO 9000 program can work effectively only when the top executive responsible for engineering or production takes full responsibility for interpretation and implementation of the quality assurance program. 3 refs., 1 tab

  15. 转换到ISO9001:2000

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    2001-01-01

    @@ 引言 本文将介绍自1994版ISO标准转换到ISO9001:2000版标准的一般步骤,也将涉及过程模式方法及ISO9001:2000版结构.讨论将着重于四个主要方面:管理,文件档案,培训及审核.每一方面都有几个重点,目的是:了解过程模式方法;了解ISO9001:2000结构;学习转换策划的基本方法;学习转换策划的策略;便览ISO9001:2000版新要求.

  16. Reconstitution of the NF1 GAP-related domain in NF1-deficient human Schwann cells

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    Schwann cells derived from peripheral nerve sheath tumors from individuals with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) are deficient for the protein neurofibromin, which contains a GAP-related domain (NF1-GRD). Neurofibromin-deficient Schwann cells have increased Ras activation, increased proliferation in response to certain growth stimuli, increased angiogenic potential, and altered cell morphology. This study examined whether expression of functional NF1-GRD can reverse the transformed phenotype of neurofibromin-deficient Schwann cells from both benign and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. We reconstituted the NF1-GRD using retroviral transduction and examined the effects on cell morphology, growth potential, and angiogenic potential. NF1-GRD reconstitution resulted in morphologic changes, a 16-33% reduction in Ras activation, and a 53% decrease in proliferation in neurofibromin-deficient Schwann cells. However, NF1-GRD reconstitution was not sufficient to decrease the in vitro angiogenic potential of the cells. This study demonstrates that reconstitution of the NF1-GRD can at least partially reverse the transformation of human NF1 tumor-derived Schwann cells

  17. ISO 26000 as a Stakeholder Dialogue: An empirical study

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    Schmiedeknecht, Maud; Wieland, Josef

    2006-01-01

    The focus of this part of the research project lies on the process of developing a Social Responsibility Standard within a network made up of various stakeholders. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is known as the world´s leading institution for the development of standards. Besides setting standards in the fields of e.g. construction, agriculture and information technology, recently the Technical Management Board (TMB) of ISO proposed to further extend its activities b...

  18. ISO 9001 European Scoreboard: an instrument to measure macroquality

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    Sampaio, Paulo; Saraiva, Pedro Manuel Tavares Lopes de Andrade; Gomes, Ana Catarina Ribeiro

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: ISO 9001 certification is nowadays considered to be one of the most effective tools that can be adopted for guiding the management of Quality Systems. The stunning growth observed by these standards all over the world confirms a strong polarisation of enterprises’ interest in this practice. Owing to the wide incidence of this phenomenon, a deep investigation of ISO 9001 diffusion over time is mandatory and of importance. In line with our previous publications, this pap...

  19. The new ISO 9001:2015 : Its opportunities and challenges

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    Sickinger-Nagorni, Rajka; Schwanke, Jana

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this thesis is to introduce business supportive quality management systems as a whole and to further scrutinize main additions and changes of the new quality management system standard ISO 9001:2015, regarding benefits or adverse effects for implementation. The revised standard was published in autumn 2015 by ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) and already a few companies worldwide have been certified to it. Although there are organisations which have utilized the ...

  20. Penerapan Total Quality Management dan ISO 9000 dalam Pendidikan Teknik

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    Ahmad Sonhadji K. Hasan

    2016-01-01

    An organization is able to improve and maintain its quality by building a quality improvement system, and determining the quality standards. For satisfying industry requirements in providing human resources, technical education must continuously improve its quality. The need can be effectively achieved by appliying TQM and ISO 9000. TQM is a quality improvement system for meeting customer requirements, and ISO 9000 is an international certification for standards of design, production, instala...

  1. ISO 26000 som et virkemiddel for institusjonalisering av samfunnsansvar (CSR)

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    Ditlev-Simonsen, Caroline D.

    2011-01-01

    Det eksisterer diverse frivillige standarder og verktøy knyttet til bedrifters samfunnsansvar (CSR). Et nytt «skudd på stammen » er ISO 26000 Veiledning om samfunnsansvar. Denne standarden, som er utarbeidet av 500 eksperter fra 40 land, ble lansert i desember 2010. Denne artikkelen presenterer ISO 26000 og vurderer effekten av de viktigste foregående internasjonale standardene og veilederne innen CSR-in...

  2. ISO auditing and the construction of trust in auditor independence

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    Kouakou Dogui; Olivier Boiral; Yves Gendron

    2013-01-01

    Purpose – This paper aims to examine, through a qualitative study, how auditor independence is socially constructed within the network of individuals involved in the realization of ISO 14001 audit engagements – ISO auditors, consultants, and managers of certified companies. The paper analysis focuses on the sense-making strategies used by actors within the network to develop and sustain trust (or doubt) in professional independence. Design/methodology/approach – This study is predicated on a ...

  3. The Implementation of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

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    Abdullah Haslinda; Fuong Chin Chan

    2010-01-01

    In this study, the benefits of implementing ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS), employees’ responses towards the implementation of EMS, the reasons for resisting the implementation and the challenges encountered by top management in implementing EMS were explored. A questionnaire survey to 97 ISO 14001 certified manufacturing companies in the State of Selangor was conducted. The findings showed that improved corporate image is the most substantial benefit brought by implementing ...

  4. ISO9001 Quality Management Systems; Benefits and Requirements

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    Viro, Antti

    2015-01-01

    Oulu University of Applied Sciences Industrial Management Author(s): Antti Viro Title of thesis: ISO9001 Quality Management Systems; Benefits and Requirements Supervisor(s): Hannu Päätalo Spring 2015: Pages: 61 + 1 appendices The purpose of this thesis was to find reasons and justifications for the ISO9001 certified quality management system. The major part of the case work was establishing QMS for Dedicated Networks Partners Oy. The other parts were literature and t...

  5. Biodegradability Evaluation of Polymers by ISO 14855-2

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    Masao Kunioka; Fumi Ninomiya; Masahiro Funabashi

    2009-01-01

    Biodegradabilities of polymers and their composites in a controlled compost were described. Polycaprolactone (PCL) and poly(lactic acid) (PLA) were employed as biodegradable polymers. Biodegradabilities of PCL and PLA samples in a controlled compost were measured using a Microbial Oxidative Degradation Analyzer (MODA) according to ISO 14855-2. Sample preparation method for biodegradation test according to ISO/DIS 10210 was also described. Effects of sizes and shapes of samples on biodegradabi...

  6. ISO26000与学校环境管理关系浅析%Discussion on the Relationship of ISO26000 and School Environmental Management

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    陈晓燕

    2015-01-01

    This article introduces the connotation of ISO26000 and school environmental management and describes the rela-tionship between ISO26000 and school environmental management.It puts forward the opinion on managing the school environ-ment with the ISO 26000.%本文介绍了ISO26000社会责任国际标准和学校环境管理的内涵,阐述了ISO26000与学校环境管理的关系,提出了学校引入ISO26000,进行学校环境管理的观点。

  7. Air pollution particles activate NF-κB on contact with airway epithelial cell surfaces

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    Air pollution particles (PM) are known to elicit an acute inflammatory response in vivo that is mediated in part through PM-induced activation of the NF-κB signaling pathway. Many of the details of this process and particularly where in the cell it occurs are unclear. To determine whether contact of PM particles with an epithelial cell surface activates NF-κB, rat tracheal explants were exposed to Ottawa Urban Air Particles or iron-loaded fine TiO2, a model PM particle, for up to 2 h. During this period, there was no evidence of particle entry into the tracheal epithelial cells by light or electron microscopy, but both types of particle activated NF-κB as assayed by gel shifts. NF-κB activation could be inhibited by the active oxygen species scavenger, tetramethylthiourea; the redox-inactive metal chelator, deferoxamine; the Src inhibitor, PP2; and the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor inhibitor AG1478. An iron-containing citrate extract of both dusts also produced NF-κB activation. Both dusts and a citrate extract caused phosphorylation of the EGF receptor on tyrosine 845, an indicator of Src activity. We conclude that iron-containing PM particles can activate NF-κB via a pathway involving Src and the EGF receptor. This process does not require entry of particles into the airway epithelial cells but is dependent on the presence of iron and generation of active oxygen species by the dusts. These findings imply that even brief contact of PM with a pulmonary epithelial cell surface may produce deleterious effects in vivo

  8. NF-kappa B modulation is involved in celastrol induced human multiple myeloma cell apoptosis.

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    Full Text Available Celastrol is an active compound extracted from the root bark of the traditional Chinese medicine Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F. To investigate the effect of celastrol on human multiple myeloma cell cycle arrest and apoptosis and explore its molecular mechanism of action. The activity of celastrol on LP-1 cell proliferation was detected by WST-8 assay. The celastrol-induced cell cycle arrest was analyzed by flow cytometry after propidium iodide staining. Nuclear translocation of the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB was observed by fluorescence microscope. Celastrol inhibited cell proliferation of LP-1 myeloma cell in a dose-dependent manner with IC50 values of 0.8817 µM, which was mediated through G1 cell cycle arrest and p27 induction. Celastrol induced apoptosis in LP-1 and RPMI 8226 myeloma cells in a time and dose dependent manner, and it involved Caspase-3 activation and NF-κB pathway. Celastrol down-modulated antiapoptotic proteins including Bcl-2 and survivin expression. The expression of NF-κB and IKKa were decreased after celastrol treatment. Celastrol effectively blocked the nuclear translocation of the p65 subunit and induced human multiple myeloma cell cycle arrest and apoptosis by p27 upregulation and NF-kB modulation. It has been demonstrated that the effect of celastrol on NF-kB was HO-1-independent by using zinc protoporphyrin-9 (ZnPPIX, a selective heme oxygenase inhibitor. From the results, it could be inferred that celastrol may be used as a NF-kB inhibitor to inhibit myeloma cell proliferation.

  9. Iso-vector and Iso-scalar Tensor Charges of the Nucleon from Lattice QCD

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    Bhattacharya, Tanmoy; Cohen, Saul; Gupta, Rajan; Joseph, Anosh; Lin, Huey-Wen; Yoon, Boram

    2015-01-01

    We present results for the iso-vector and flavor diagonal tensor charges $g^{u-d}_T$, $g^{u}_T$, $g^{d}_T$, and $g^{s}_T$ needed to probe novel tensor interactions at the TeV scale in neutron and nuclear $\\beta$-decays and the contribution of the quark electric dipole moment (EDM) to the neutron EDM. The lattice QCD calculations were done using nine ensembles of gauge configurations generated by the MILC collaboration using the HISQ action with 2+1+1 dynamical flavors. These ensembles span three lattice spacings $a \\approx 0.06, 0.09$ and $0.12 $ fm and three quark masses corresponding to the pion masses $M_\\pi \\approx 130, 220$ and $310 $ MeV. Using estimates from these ensembles, we quantify all systematic uncertainties and perform a simultaneous extrapolation in the lattice spacing, volume and light quark masses for the connected contributions. The final estimates of the connected nucleon (proton) tensor charge for the iso-vector combination is $g_T^{u-d} = 1.020(76) $ in the $\\overline{\\text{MS}}$ scheme ...

  10. NF3+ radical cation. Electron spin resonance studies of radiation effects in NF4+ salts

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    Exposure of NF4+AsF6- and NF4+ SbF6- . 0.8SbF5 to 60Co γ rays at 770K gave two paramagnetic centers, one of which is shown by ESR spectroscopy to contain one nitrogen atom and three equivalent fluorine atoms. Based on its magnetic properties it is identified as pyramidal NF3+, a novel radical cation. The other center exhibits strong interaction of the electron with two fluorine atoms, weaker interaction with the antimony or arsenic central atom, and small interaction with several other fluorine atoms. It is tentatively assigned to the electron-loss species AsF6, SbF6, or Sb2F11 with the unpaired electron largely confined to two fluorine ligands. Irradiation of NF4+BF4- did not result in well-defined magnetic centers. An improved synthesis of NF4+BF4- is reported. (U.S.)

  11. The impact of ISO 14000 on developing world businesses

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    ISO 14000 has attracted interest from industry, international organizations and governments around the globe. Policy-makers and industry both appear to be looking to the standards as a key component of a new paradigm for cooperation between regulators and industry. This realization seems to have resulted from a growing awareness that the fragmented, reactive approach to environmental management in the past has not produced optimal results. Businesses are realizing the value of integrating their compliance procedures for each regulation into a broader system. Compliance problems can often be linked to system problems such as inadequate training, lack of responsibility at the right level, inadequate data, and other related causes. An effective Environmental Management System (EMS) eliminates these pitfalls. The evolution of the EMS is being shaped by market forces, ISO 9000, regulatory shifts, public awareness, and cost implications for ISO certifications. The transformation of these management practices is not limited to industrialized countries. In anticipation of the non-tariff trade barriers that could be erected as a result of these standards, many developing countries are seeking avenues of compliance with ISO 14000's requirements. Egypt should be concerned with the implementation of this system, for firms in countries of the European Community (EC) have been given explicit instructions by the three prevalent European standard-setting organizations to ''familiarize'' themselves with the requirements of ISO 14000. This paper will focus primarily on the expected effects of ISO 14001. (author)

  12. Verification the 25-kgy dose using the iso standard iso/tr 13409 for the production of bone grafts

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    The purpose of this work was to verify the 25 Gy dose using the ISO standard ISO/TR 13409 for the production of bone grafts from the Tissue Bank ORTOP of the Complejo Cientifico Ortopedico Internacional Frank Pais. We performed two principal microbiological activities: bioburden estimate, pre-sterilization count plus a compensation for the efficiency of the recovery method, by ISO 11737-1 and test of sterility by ISO 11737-2. The techniques for Bioburden estimation could be direct or indirect. Choice of direct vs. indirect depends on number of contaminating micro-organisms, product configuration, ability to remove microbial contamination, effect of removal method on microbial viability, types and location of micro-organisms, nature of product and culture conditions. For a test of sterility, he product unit or SIP putted direct immersion in educated culture medium and incubate. Keep precaution to minimize level to the false positives is necessary

  13. IAF发布从ISO 14001:1996到ISO 14001:2004转换计划

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    2005-01-01

    目前,国际标准化组织(ISO)正在就ISO/FDIS 14001:2004征求意见。FDIS即国际标准最终草案稿。ISO计划2004年年底前发布该标准,即ISO 14001:2004,同时发布对此次换版的政策建议书。为此,国际认可论坛(IAF)针对从ISO 14001:1996到ISO 14001:2004的转换制定了相应的计划,具体内容为:

  14. Discussion on the compilation of document of iso quality management system for radiation sterilization enterprises

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    According to the character of cooperation of radiation sterilization, and association with request of ISO9001, ISO13485 and ISO11137, compilation of document in quality manual, procedure document and technological document during certification of ISO quality management system of cooperation of radiation sterilization was discussed. (authors)

  15. 77 FR 11532 - Notice of Attendance at ISO New England and NEPOOL Meetings

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    2012-02-27

    ... Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Attendance at ISO New England and NEPOOL Meetings The... Commission staff may attend upcoming ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE) and New England Power Pool (NEPOOL... Commission staff may monitor the various meetings posted on the ISO-NE Web site. NEPOOL...

  16. Persistent activation of NF-kappaB related to IkappaB's degradation profiles during early chemical hepatocarcinogenesis

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    García-Román Rebeca

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To define the NF-kappaB activation in early stages of hepatocarcinogenesis and its IkappaB's degradation profiles in comparison to sole liver regeneration. Methods Western-blot and EMSA analyses were performed for the NF-kappaB activation. The transcriptional activity of NF-kappaB was determined by RT-PCR of the IkappaB-α mRNA. The IkappaB's degradation proteins were determined by Western-blot assay. Results We demonstrated the persistent activation of NF-kappaB during early stages of hepatocarcinogenesis, which reached maximal level 30 min after partial hepatectomy. The DNA binding and transcriptional activity of NF-kappaB, were sustained during early steps of hepatocarcinogenesis in comparison to only partial hepatectomy, which displayed a transitory NF-kappaB activation. In early stages of hepatocarconogenesis, the IkappaB-α degradation turned out to be acute and transitory, but the low levels of IkappaB-β persisted even 15 days after partial hepatectomy. Interestingly, IkappaB-β degradation is not induced after sole partial hepatectomy. Conclusion We propose that during liver regeneration, the transitory stimulation of the transcription factor response, assures blockade of NF-kappaB until recovery of the total mass of the liver and the persistent NF-kappaB activation in early hepatocarcinogenesis may be due to IkappaB-β and IkappaB-α degradation, mainly IkappaB-β degradation, which contributes to gene transcription related to proliferation required for neoplasic progression.

  17. Constitutive NF-κB activity influences basal apoptosis and radiosensitivity of head-and-neck carcinoma cell lines

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    Purpose: Nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) has been implicated in anti-apoptotic gene transactivation, according to its transcriptional activity. The present study was designed to investigate whether constitutive NF-κB activity could modulate basal apoptosis and intrinsic radiosensitivity of KB head-and-neck carcinoma cell line and KB3 subline. The KB3 subline was more radiosensitive (SF2=0.48, α=0.064) than the radioresistant KB parental cell line (SF2=0.80, α=0.114). Methods and Materials: Constitutive NF-κB DNA-binding activity was determined using electrophoretic mobility shift assay. Modulation of NF-κB activity was performed by exposing both cell lines to tumor necrosis factor α or dexamethasone. Apoptotic cell population was analyzed using flow cytometry (annexin V/propidium iodide). Radiosensitivity was assessed from determination of the surviving fraction at 2 Gy (SF2), and α and β parameters were determined using the linear-quadratic model. Results: Constitutive NF-κB activity was found to be significantly lower in KB3 than in KB. KB cell line exposure to dexamethasone significantly decreased NF-κB DNA-binding activity and, consequently, enhanced baseline apoptosis and radiosensitivity (α values: 0.114 vs. 0.052). Conversely, exposure of KB3 cells to tumor necrosis factor α increased NF-κB DNA-binding activity and resulted in a significant decrease (50%) in rate of apoptosis and in radiosensitivity (SF2 values: 0.48 vs. 0.63). Conclusions: Modulation of NF-κB DNA-binding activity influences baseline apoptosis and intrinsic radiosensitivity

  18. NF ISO 12790-1. Radiation protection. Performance criteria for the radio-toxicologic analysis. Part 1: general principles

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    This standard document deals with: the exactness of the in-vivo direct measurements of the activity and quantity of the main radionuclides selected for ghost-tests, and the exactness of the indirect in-vitro measurements performed on test samples; the methods of determination of the minimum detectable quantity; the minimum levels of tests and their range; the radio-toxicology reports made by laboratories of medical biology analysis; the quality assurance in such laboratories; the protocol of transmission of test evaluation results; the by-default mode of operation when no performance criteria are precised. (J.S.)

  19. NF ISO 10270. Corrosion of metals and alloys. Aqueous corrosion tests of zirconium alloys used in nuclear reactors

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    This international standard prescribes the determination of the mass gain and the superficial control of zirconium and zirconium alloy products after a corrosion test performed in water at 360 deg. C and in steam at 400 deg. C or more. A pressure of 10.3 MPa (1500 psi) is applied during the tests performed in vapor. This standard applies to welded and molded products, to powder metallurgy products and to filler metals for welding application. The method has been widely used in the development of new alloys and new techniques of thermal treatment and in the evaluation of welding techniques. (J.S.)

  20. Regulation of NF-κB activity in astrocytes: effects of flavonoids at dietary-relevant concentrations

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    Highlights: ► We tested the hypothesis that low concentrations of flavonoids inhibit NF-κB in astrocytes. ► Primary cultured astrocytes possess a functional κB-system, measured using luciferase assays. ► Seven flavonoids (100 nM–1 μM) failed to reduce NF-κB activity in astrocytes. ► Four flavonoids (100 nM–1 μM) failed to reduce TNFa-stimulated NF-κB activity in astrocytes. ► (−)-Epicatechin did not regulate nuclear translocation of the NF-κB subunit, p65. -- Abstract: Neuroinflammation plays an important role in the progression of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Sustained activation of nuclear transcription factor κB (NF-κB) is thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. Flavonoids have been shown to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and we investigated whether flavonoids, at submicromolar concentrations relevant to their bioavailability from the diet, were able to modulate NF-κB signalling in astrocytes. Using luciferase reporter assays, we found that tumour necrosis factor (TNFα, 150 ng/ml) increased NF-κB-mediated transcription in primary cultures of mouse cortical astrocytes, which was abolished on co-transfection of a dominant-negative IκBα construct. In addition, TNFα increased nuclear localisation of p65 as shown by immunocytochemistry. To investigate potential flavonoid modulation of NF-κB activity, astrocytes were treated with flavonoids from different classes; flavan-3-ols ((−)-epicatechin and (+)-catechin), flavones (luteolin and chrysin), a flavonol (kaempferol) or the flavanones (naringenin and hesperetin) at dietary-relevant concentrations (0.1–1 μM) for 18 h. None of the flavonoids modulated constitutive or TNFα-induced NF-κB activity. Therefore, we conclude that NF-κB signalling in astrocytes is not a major target for flavonoids.

  1. Regulation of NF-{kappa}B activity in astrocytes: effects of flavonoids at dietary-relevant concentrations

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    Spilsbury, Alison [Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6UB (United Kingdom); Vauzour, David; Spencer, Jeremy P.E. [Molecular Nutrition Group, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AP (United Kingdom); Rattray, Marcus, E-mail: m.a.n.rattray@reading.ac.uk [Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6UB (United Kingdom)

    2012-02-17

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We tested the hypothesis that low concentrations of flavonoids inhibit NF-{kappa}B in astrocytes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Primary cultured astrocytes possess a functional {kappa}B-system, measured using luciferase assays. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Seven flavonoids (100 nM-1 {mu}M) failed to reduce NF-{kappa}B activity in astrocytes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Four flavonoids (100 nM-1 {mu}M) failed to reduce TNFa-stimulated NF-{kappa}B activity in astrocytes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer (-)-Epicatechin did not regulate nuclear translocation of the NF-{kappa}B subunit, p65. -- Abstract: Neuroinflammation plays an important role in the progression of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Sustained activation of nuclear transcription factor {kappa}B (NF-{kappa}B) is thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. Flavonoids have been shown to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and we investigated whether flavonoids, at submicromolar concentrations relevant to their bioavailability from the diet, were able to modulate NF-{kappa}B signalling in astrocytes. Using luciferase reporter assays, we found that tumour necrosis factor (TNF{alpha}, 150 ng/ml) increased NF-{kappa}B-mediated transcription in primary cultures of mouse cortical astrocytes, which was abolished on co-transfection of a dominant-negative I{kappa}B{alpha} construct. In addition, TNF{alpha} increased nuclear localisation of p65 as shown by immunocytochemistry. To investigate potential flavonoid modulation of NF-{kappa}B activity, astrocytes were treated with flavonoids from different classes; flavan-3-ols ((-)-epicatechin and (+)-catechin), flavones (luteolin and chrysin), a flavonol (kaempferol) or the flavanones (naringenin and hesperetin) at dietary-relevant concentrations (0.1-1 {mu}M) for 18 h. None of the flavonoids modulated constitutive or

  2. Cervical neurofibromas in children with NF-1

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    Background. Children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are at increased risk of developing plexiform neurofibroma throughout the body, including the cervical soft tissues. However, the incidence of cervical soft tissue tumors and the value of screening MR for children with NF1 are not known. Purpose. The purposes of this study were to determine the incidence and clinical significance of cervical tumors seen on MR imaging in children with NF1. Materials and methods. A retrospective review of the brain and orbit MR with cervical images obtained on 95 children who meet the NIH consensus criteria for NF1 and who are followed at our neurofibromatosis clinic was carried out. Results. Cervical tumors were found on MR imaging in 21 of 95 (22 %) children. Of 21 children with cervical tumors, 14 children were determined to be surgical candidates. In nine children, MR imaging altered the clinical management by demonstrating tumors for which surgery was indicated, but the tumors were not suspected prior to MR imaging. Conclusion. Cervical tumors are commonly seen in children with NF1. MR imaging may demonstrate a significant number of tumors that require surgery, but were not suspected prior to MR imaging. (orig.)

  3. ISO 19011:2002标准的思考

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    陈乃骏

    2003-01-01

    @@ISO 19011:2002《质量和(或)环境管理体系审核 指南》(下称新版审核标准)已于2002年10月发布.该标准取代了三个质量审核标准 (ISO 10011-1、ISO 10011-2、ISO10011-3)和三个环境管理体系审核标准(ISO1401O、ISO 14011、ISO 14012).新版审核标准……

  4. ISO 9001:2008 -laadunhallintajärjestelmä pk-yritykseen

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    Vanhatalo, Tuomas

    2010-01-01

    Tämä opinnäyte toteuttaa ISO 9001 -laadunhallintastandardin mukaisen laadunhallintajärjestelmän rakentamisen pienikokoiseen konepajayritykseen. Opinnäytetyössä käytetään pohjatietona standardeja: ISO 9000, ISO 9001, ISO 9004, ISO 19011 ja teknistä tiedotetta ISO/TR 10013. Lisäksi aineistossa on merkittäviä teoksia laadunhallintajärjestelmän rakentamisesta ja laadunhallinnan kehittämisestä. Opinnäytetyö jakaa ISO 9001 -standardin mukaisen laadunhallintajärjestelmän rakentamisen ...

  5. A potential role for NF1 mRNA editing in the pathogenesis of NF1 tumors

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    Cappione, A.J.; French, B.L.; Skuse, G.R. [Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY (United States)

    1997-02-01

    Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) is a common disorder that predisposes to neoplasia in tissues derived from the embryonic neural crest. The NF1 gene encodes a tumor suppressor that most likely acts through the interaction of its GTPase-activating protein (GAP)-related domain (GRD) with the product of the ras protooncogene. We have previously identified a site in the NF1 mRNA, within the first half of the NF1 GRD, which undergoes base-modification editing. Editing at that site changes a C to a U, thereby introducing an in-frame stop codon. NF1 RNA editing has been detected in all cell types studied, to date. In order to investigate the role played by editing in NF1 tumorigenesis, we analyzed RNA from 19 NF1 and 4 non-NF1 tumors. We observed varying levels of NF1 mRNA editing in different tumors, with a higher range of editing levels in more malignant tumors (e.g., neurofibrosarcomas) compared to benign tumors (cutaneous neurofibromas). Plexiform neurofibromas have an intermediate range of levels of NF1 mRNA editing. We also compared tumor and nontumor tissues from several NF1 individuals, to determine the extent of variability present in the constitutional levels of NF1 mRNA editing and to determine whether higher levels are present in tumors. The constitutional levels of NF1 mRNA editing varied slightly but were consistent with the levels observed in non-NF1 individuals. In every case, there was a greater level of NF1 mRNA editing in the tumor than in the nontumor tissue from the same patient. These results suggest that inappropriately high levels of NF1 mRNA editing does play a role in NF1 tumorigenesis and that editing may result in the functional equivalent of biallelic inactivation of the NF1 tumor suppressor. 24 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. NF-kappa B contacts DNA by a heterodimer of the p50 and p65 subunit.

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    Urban, M.B.; Schreck, R; Baeuerle, P A

    1991-01-01

    We recently reported that the apparently non-DNA-binding 65 kd subunit (p65) of the NF-kappa B transcription factor can modulate the DNA-binding specificity of the 50 kd subunit (p50) of NF-kappa B. In this study we provide an explanation for this property of p65. In electrophoretic mobility shift assays and upon UV cross-linking to DNA, gel-purified p65 is shown to be a kappa B-specific DNA-binding protein on its own. The binding activity was only detectable if high amounts of p65 were used ...

  7. The effect of endometritis on level of inflammatory protein and oxidation factor via NF-κB signal pathway

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    Ming Ni

    2015-01-01

    Objective:This study explored effect of endometritis induced by LPS on level of inflammatory protein and oxidation factor via NF-κB signal pathway.Methods: Endometial cell was treated with LPS (50, 100, 200 ng/mL). The viability of cell was detected by MTT assay. The concentration of IL-6 and PGE2 was tested by elisa method. The concentration of MDA was tested by thiobarbituric acid method. The concentration of SOD was tested by xanthine oxidation method. The concentration of NO was tested by Gries method. The expression of NF-κB p65 was assayed by western blot.Results:MTT assay demonstrated LPS (50, 100, 00 ng/mL) could suppress cell viability, and the inhibitory effect was highest in 48 h. With the increasing dose of LPS, the activity of SOD decreased, the level of MDA, NO, IL-1 and PGE2 elevated. Finally, LPS stimulated NF-κB p65 phosphorylation.Conclusion:These results suggested endometrial cell treated by LPS make inflammatory factor secreted and anti-oxidant ability decreased, which might be related to NF-κB signal pathway.

  8. ISO 9000∶2000--新的国际质量标准

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    2001-01-01

    从1987年以来,全世界已有25万个机构通过了ISO 9000鉴定。新标准ISO 9000∶2000要求被鉴定机构更新它们老的ISO 9000程序。ISO 9000∶2000比ISO 9000∶1994前进了一大步。

  9. Livscyklusvurderinger - en kommenteret oversættelse af ISO 14040 til 14043

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    Jerland, J.; Christiansen, K.; Weidema, B.;

    . Standarderne er DS/EN ISO 14040 Livscyklusvurdering. Principper og opbygning DS/EN ISO 14041 Livscyklusvurdering. Formål og afgrænsning DS/EN ISO 14042 Livscyklusvurdering. Vurdering af miljøpåvirkninger DS/EN ISO 14043 Livscyklusvurdering. Fortolkning af resultater Målet med publikationen er at give brugerne...... af livscyklusvurderinger et samlet værktøj som udgangspunkt for arbejdet med LCA efter ISO-standarderne i 14040 serien....

  10. VPLIV ISO STANDARDOV NA POSLOVANJE PODJETJA WALER S.R.O.

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    Martincová, Kristýna

    2011-01-01

    Vedno več podjetij uvaja v svoje poslovanje ISO standarde. Veliko gradbenih podjetji uvaja ISO standarde 14001, 18001 in 9001 zaradi ugleda podjetja. ISO standard 14001 opredeljuje zahteve za okoljevarstveni sistem, ki je ključnega pomena za vsako podjetje. ISO standard 18001 je uporaben v podjetjih, ki si prizadevajo za boljši sistemski pristop za vodenje poklicnega zdravja in varnosti pri delu. ISO standard 9001 govori o managementu kakovosti in daje poudarek na prepoznavnih merljivih proce...

  11. Iso-geometric analysis for neutron diffusion problems

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    Iso-geometric analysis can be viewed as a generalisation of the finite element method. It permits the exact representation of a wider range of geometries including conic sections. This is possible due to the use of concepts employed in computer-aided design. The underlying mathematical representations from computer-aided design are used to capture both the geometry and approximate the solution. In this paper the neutron diffusion equation is solved using iso-geometric analysis. The practical advantages are highlighted by looking at the problem of a circular fuel pin in a square moderator. For this problem the finite element method requires the geometry to be approximated. This leads to errors in the shape and size of the interface between the fuel and the moderator. In contrast to this iso-geometric analysis allows the interface to be represented exactly. It is found that, due to a cancellation of errors, the finite element method converges more quickly than iso-geometric analysis for this problem. A fuel pin in a vacuum was then considered as this problem is highly sensitive to the leakage across the interface. In this case iso-geometric analysis greatly outperforms the finite element method. Due to the improvement in the representation of the geometry iso-geometric analysis can outperform traditional finite element methods. It is proposed that the use of iso-geometric analysis on neutron transport problems will allow deterministic solutions to be obtained for exact geometries. Something that is only currently possible with Monte Carlo techniques. (authors)

  12. Screening for germline mutations in the neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) gene in NF2 patients

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    Andermann, A.A.; Ruttledge, M.H.; Rangaratnam, A. [McGill Univ. and Montreal General Hospital Research Institute, Quebec (Canada)] [and others

    1994-09-01

    Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is an autosomal dominant disease with over 95% penetrance which predisposes gene carriers to develop multiple tumors of the central nervous system. The NF2 gene is a putative tumor suppressor gene which was previously mapped to the long arm of chromosome 22, and has recently been identified, using positional cloning techniques. The gene encodes a protein, schwannomin (SCH), which is highly homologous to the band 4.1 protein family. In an attempt to identify and characterize mutations which lead to the manifestation of the disease, we have used single strand conformation analysis (SSCA) to screen for germline mutations in all 17 exons of the NF2 gene in 59 unrelated NF2 patients, representing both familial and new mutations. A total of 27 migration abnormalities was found in 26 patients. Using direct sequencing analysis, the majority of these variants were found to result in nonsense, splice-site or frameshift mutations. Mutations identified in familial NF2 patients segregate in the family, and may prove to be useful tools for a simple and direct SSCA-based technique of presymptomatic or prenatal diagnosis in relatives of patients with NF2. This may be of particular importance in children of patients who have new mutations in the NF2 gene, where linkage analysis may not be feasible.

  13. The studies of radiosensitized effect related to NF-kB induced by WORTMANNIN

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    In order to investigate radiosensitized effect induced by WORTMANNIN (WT) the nuclear factor kB (NF-kB) was studied by Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay (EMSA). Double strand nucleotide sequence which contains kB genetic locus was composed, diluted and annealed in pure water, and then labeled as radioactive nucleotide probe. LP3 cell was cultivated in conventional method and receive 5 Gy of γ-irradiation after nurturing with WT. The nucleoprotein picked up from the cell was combined with the radioactive labeled probe and then was carried out with electrophoresis by SDS-PAGE, which was taken photographs using autoradiograph in low temperature after vacuum drying. It has been found that the NF-kB activity of LP3 cell arises from about 8 % to 50 % and then becomes down to 12 % in 6 h after irradiation. WT at 50 μmol/L can inhibit the NF-kB activity evidently. Radiation can activate NF-kB through message pathway and promote the gene express, which is related to repair and other defense mechanism of damaged DNA in cells. WT may block the massage pathway at early stage and induce radiation sensitized effect. (authors)

  14. Carcinoma Matrix Controls Resistance to Cisplatin through Talin Regulation of NF-kB

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    Eberle, Karen E.; Sansing, Hope A.; Szaniszlo, Peter; Resto, Vicente A.; Berrier, Allison L.

    2011-01-01

    Extracellular matrix factors within the tumor microenvironment that control resistance to chemotherapeutics are poorly understood. This study focused on understanding matrix adhesion pathways that control the oral carcinoma response to cisplatin. Our studies revealed that adhesion of HN12 and JHU012 oral carcinomas to carcinoma matrix supported tumor cell proliferation in response to treatment with cisplatin. Proliferation in response to 30 µM cisplatin was not observed in HN12 cells adherent to other purified extracellular matrices such as Matrigel, collagen I, fibronectin or laminin I. Integrin β1 was important for adhesion to carcinoma matrix to trigger proliferation after treatment with cisplatin. Disruption of talin expression in HN12 cells adherent to carcinoma matrix increased cisplatin induced proliferation. Pharmacological inhibitors were used to determine signaling events required for talin deficiency to regulate cisplatin induced proliferation. Pharmacological inhibition of NF-kB reduced proliferation of talin-deficient HN12 cells treated with 30 µM cisplatin. Nuclear NF-kB activity was assayed in HN12 cells using a luciferase reporter of NF-kB transcriptional activity. Nuclear NF-kB activity was similar in HN12 cells adherent to carcinoma matrix and collagen I when treated with vehicle DMSO. Following treatment with 30 µM cisplatin, NF-kB activity is maintained in cells adherent to carcinoma matrix whereas NF-kB activity is reduced in collagen I adherent cells. Expression of talin was sufficient to trigger proliferation of HN12 cells adherent to collagen I following treatment with 1 and 30 µM cisplatin. Talin overexpression was sufficient to trigger NF-kB activity following treatment with cisplatin in carcinoma matrix adherent HN12 cells in a process disrupted by FAK siRNA. Thus, adhesions within the carcinoma matrix create a matrix environment in which exposure to cisplatin induces proliferation through the function of integrin β1, talin and FAK

  15. Iso-vector and iso-scalar tensor charges of the nucleon from lattice QCD

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    We present results for the iso-vector and flavor diagonal tensor charges gu-dT, guT, gdT, and gsT needed to probe novel tensor interactions at the TeV scale in neutron and nuclear β-decays and the contribution of the quark electric dipole moment (EDM) to the neutron EDM. The lattice QCD calculations were done using nine ensembles of gauge configurations generated by the MILC collaboration using the HISQ action with 2+1+1 dynamical flavors. These ensembles span three lattice spacings a∼0.06, 0.09 and 0.12 fm and three quark masses corresponding to the pion masses Mπ∼130, 220 and 310 MeV. Using estimates from these ensembles, we quantify all systematic uncertainties and perform a simultaneous extrapolation in the lattice spacing, volume and light quark masses for the connected contributions. The final estimates of the connected nucleon (proton) tensor charge for the iso-vector combination is gu-dT=1.020(76) in the MS scheme at 2 GeV. The additional disconnected quark loop contributions needed for the flavor-diagonal matrix elements are calculated using a stochastic estimator employing the truncated solver method with the all-mode-averaging technique. We find that the size of the disconnected contribution is smaller than the statistical error in the connected contribution. This allows us to bound the disconnected contribution and include it as an additional uncertainty in the flavor-diagonal charges. After a continuum extrapolation, we find guT=0.774(66), gdT=-0.233(28) and gu+dT=0.541(67). The strangeness tensor charge, that can make a significant contribution to the neutron EDM due to the large ratio ms/mu,d, is gsT=0.008(9) in the continuum limit.

  16. CTF Meeting 2012: Translation of the Basic Understanding of the Biology and Genetics of NF1, NF2, and Schwannomatosis Toward the Development of Effective Therapies

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    Widemann, Brigitte C.; Acosta, Maria T.; Ammoun, Sylvia; Belzberg, Allan J.; Bernards, Andre; Blakeley, Jaishri; Bretscher, Antony; Cichowski, Karen; Clapp, D. Wade; Dombi, Eva; Evans, Gareth D; Ferner, Rosalie; Fernandez-Valle, Cristina; Fisher, Michael J.; Giovannini, Marco

    2014-01-01

    The neurofibromatoses (NF) are autosomal dominant genetic disorders that encompass the rare diseases NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. The NFs affect more people worldwide than Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Huntington's disease combined. NF1 and NF2 are caused by mutations of known tumor suppressor genes (NF1 and NF2, respectively). For schwannomatosis, although mutations in SMARCB1 were identified in a subpopulation of schwannomatosis patients, additional causative gene mutations are still to...

  17. NF-KB downregulation may be involved the depression of tumor cell proliferation mediated by human mesenchymal stem cells

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    Ling QIAO; Tie-jun ZHAO; Feng-ze WANG; Chang-liang SHAN; Li-hong YE; Xiao-dong ZHANG

    2008-01-01

    Aim:It has been reported that stem cells are able to home to tumorigenesis and inhibit the proliferation of tumor cells.The purpose of our study was to demon-strate the molecular mechanism of the inhibitory proliferation of hepatoma cells and breast cancer cells mediated by human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs).Methods:The proliferation of H7402 human hepatoma cells and MCF-7 human breast cancer cells was measured by the 5-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) incorpora-tion assay and flow cytometry assay after the treatment with conditioned media from hMSCs culture,such as Z3 cells or BMMS-03 cells.The role of NF-kB or the phosphorylation of inhibitor kBoα (p-IkBα) in the depression of hepatoma or breast cancer cells treated with conditioned media from Z3 cells or BMMS-03 cells was examined by reporter gene assay,quantitative real-time PCR,and Western blot analysis,respectively.Results:The proliferation of H7402 cells and MCF-7 cells was decreased significantly by the BrdU incorporation assay and flow cytometry assay after treatment.The transcriptional activity and mRNA level of NF-kB were downregulated in the treated cells by reporter gene assay and quantitative real-time PCR in a dose-dependent manner.At the protein level,NF-kB and p-IkBα decreased in the treated cells by Western blot analysis.Conclusion:Conditioned media from hMSCs are able to inhibit the proliferation of tumor cells.NF-kB downregulation is one of reasons for the depression of tumor cell proliferation mediated by hMSCs.

  18. Implementing ISO standard-compliant freeform component drawings

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    Youngworth, Richard N.; Kiontke, Sven R.; Aikens, David M.

    2016-07-01

    Successful fabrication of aspheres requires all parts of the process chain including design, production, and measurements. Aspheres now are well-established and accepted as an equal optical element, when done properly. Research and industry have now started to focus efforts to develop the next element that propels the field forward in capability, namely the optical freeform surface. An essential factor enabling wide use of freeforms is communicating requirements. This paper discusses form description and tolerancing additions to ISO 10110 to accommodate freeform surfaces. Information stating how ISO 10110 and related standards documents such as ISO 14999-4 are being continually developed to meet the requirements for specifying freeform surfaces is also provided. This paper further provides an example monolithic freeform element using the recently updated relevant parts of ISO 10110. The first manufacturing of this component has been successful, and this paper shows the role the ISO standard has played in success. Definitions for toleranced parameters, such as surface registration (centration) and form deviation (irregularity, slope, Zernike, PV, and PVr), are also indicated. The monolithic example also shows how to use the defined data and definitions for metrology and data handling. Metrology results for the freeform surface are given.

  19. Back to the Future: Proceedings From the 2010 NF Conference

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    Huson, Susan M; Acosta, Maria T.; Belzberg, Allan; Bernards, Andre; Chernoff, Jonathan; Cichowski, Karen; Evans, D Gareth; Ferner, Rosalie E.; Giovannini, Marco; Korf, Bruce; Listernick, Robert; North, Kathryn,; Packer, Roger; Parada, Luis F.; Peltonen, Juha

    2010-01-01

    The neurofibromatoses (NF) encompass the rare diseases NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. The NFs affect 100,000 Americans; over 2 million persons worldwide; and are caused by mutation of tumor suppressor genes. Individuals with NF1 in particular may develop tumors anywhere in the nervous system; additional manifestations can include learning disabilities, bone dysplasia, cardiovascular defects, unmanageable pain, and physical disfigurement. Ultimately, the NFs can cause blindness, deafness, seve...

  20. Apple polysaccharide reduces NF-Kb mediated colitis-associated colon carcinogenesis.

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    Zhang, Dian; Mi, Man; Jiang, Fengliang; Sun, Yang; Li, Yuhua; Yang, Libin; Fan, Lei; Li, Qian; Meng, Jin; Yue, Zhenggang; Liu, Li; Mei, Qibing

    2015-01-01

    Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) is an important molecule in mediating inflammatory colitis, which can lead to colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the chemopreventive efficacy of apple polysaccharide extract (AP) in inhibiting NF-κB-mediated inflammation pathways in CRC. We evaluated AP in vitro in HT-29 and SW620 human CRC cells. We also used the azoxymethane and dextran sodium sulphate (AOM/DSS) model to induce colon carcinogenesis in vivo. The chemoprotective effects of AP were assessed using Western blot, immunofluorescence assay, real-time PCR, electrophoretic mobility shift assay, and flow cytometry. AP reduced AOM/DSS-associated toxicities, prevented carcinogenesis, and decreased the expression of TLR4, MD2, MyD88, TRAM, TRIF-related adapter molecule, interferon-β, tumor necrosis factor-α, and interleukin-6. The protective effects of AP may be related to the inhibition of TLR4/MD2-mediated signaling, including MyD88 and TRIF, as well as the inhibition of NF-κB-mediated inflammatory signaling pathways. Therefore, AP could be used in combination therapy for the prevention of colitis-associated colon cancer. PMID:25412264

  1. TNF-alpha-dependent activation of NF-kappa B in human osteoblastic HOS-TE85 cells is repressed in vector-averaged gravity using clinostat rotation.

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    Kobayashi, K; Kambe, F; Kurokouchi, K; Sakai, T; Ishiguro, N; Iwata, H; Koga, K; Gruener, R; Seo, H

    2000-12-01

    Effects of vector-averaged gravity on tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha-dependent activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappa B) in human osteoblastic HOS-TE85 cells were investigated by culturing the cells using clinostat rotation (clinorotation). Cell cultures were rotated for 72 h at 40 rpm in a clinostat. At the end of clinorotation, the cells were treated with TNF-alpha for 30 min under stationary conditions. Electrophoretic mobility shift assays revealed that TNF-alpha-dependent activation of NF-kappa B was markedly reduced in the clinorotated cells when compared with the cells in control stationary cultures or after horizontal rotation (motional controls). The NF-kappa B-dependent transactivation was also impaired in the clinorotated cells, as evidenced by a transient transfection assay with a reporter plasmid containing multimerized NF-kappa B sites. Consistent with these findings, the TNF-alpha-dependent induction of endogenous NF-kappa B-responsive genes p105, I kappa B-alpha, and IL-8, was significantly attenuate in clinorotated cells. These results demonstrate that vector-averaged gravity inhibits the responsiveness of osteoblasts to TNF-alpha by repressing NF-kappa B activation. PMID:11112449

  2. The New Criteria on Quality Certification--ISO 9000:2000 Revised Standards%质量认证的新准则--2000版ISO 9000系列标准

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    罗春燕

    2001-01-01

    @@ 国际标准化组织(ISO)于2000年12月15日正式出版了ISO 9000系列质量管理体系国际标准的2000年修订本.即:ISO 9000:2000(取代1994版ISO 8402和ISO 9000-1)、ISO 9001:2000(取代1994版ISO 9001、9002、9003)、ISO9004:2000(取代1994版ISO 9004-1).

  3. Mednarodni standardi - veličine in enote (ISO 31-0 do 31-13): International standards - quantities and units (ISO 31-0 to 31-13):

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    Glavič, Peter

    2002-01-01

    In this paper the international standards ISO 31 (Quantities and units) are presented with the following parts: ISO 31-0 (General principles), ISO 31-1 (Space and time), ISO 31-2 (Periodic and related phenomena), ISO 31-3 (Mechanics), ISO 31-4 (Heat), ISO 31-5 (Electricity and magnetism), ISO 31-8 (Physical chemistry and molecular physics), ISO 31-12 (Characteristic numbers)and others. The emphasis is given on the basic principles, which is important for writing of reports, presentations, art...

  4. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001: An integrated quality management system for an MTR facility: SAFARI-1 research reactor

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    Full text: The SAFARI-1 Research Reactor, which is owned and operated by NECSA, initially obtained ISO 9001 accreditation of its Quality Management System (QMS) via international affiliation from the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) during 1998 and re-certification according to ISO 9001 (2000) this year. With ever-increasing demands on nuclear facilities to demonstrate conformance to environmental policies, SAFARI-1 has now developed an Environmental Management System (EMS) that is compliant with ISO 14001 (1996) and is fully integrated with the SAFARI-1 QMS under the controlling implementation of ISO 9001 (2000). The dynamic involvement of SAFARI-1 in commercial applications demanded that any transition of the original QMS had to be done in a way that would ensure sustained delivery of a reliable service with continuous quality. At the same time the primary vision of operating a safe facility under an efficient financial management program was essential. The criteria established by the original ISO-9001 compliant QMS were appraised against the additional requirements of ISO 14001 and a suitable superstructure derived for generation and implementation of an inclusive ISO 14001 EMS. The transitional integration of this system was planned so as to produce a QMS suitable to quality, environmental and other management related issues for application to the fairly unique function of a nuclear research reactor. An amended Quality Policy was established, which with consensus of all concerned, now forms the basis of the integrated QMS against which the various requirements and/or standards were identified. In the case of SAFARI-1 the following requirements were adopted: ISO 9001 (2000): Quality Management Systems; ISO 14001 (1996) Environmental Management Systems; IAEA SS No. 50-C/SG-Q Quality Assurance for Safety in Nuclear Power Plants and Nuclear Installations; NL-27: Nuclear Licence (Incorporating SAFARI-1 at NECSA); RM-PRG-0100 NECSA Health, Safety and

  5. Electron transport parameters in NF3

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    Lisovskiy, V.; Yegorenkov, V.; Ogloblina, P.; Booth, J.-P.; Martins, S.; Landry, K.; Douai, D.; Cassagne, V.

    2014-03-01

    We present electron transport parameters (the first Townsend coefficient, the dissociative attachment coefficient, the fraction of electron energy lost by collisions with NF3 molecules, the average and characteristic electron energy, the electron mobility and the drift velocity) in NF3 gas calculated from published elastic and inelastic electron-NF3 collision cross-sections using the BOLSIG+ code. Calculations were performed for the combined RB (Rescigno 1995 Phys. Rev. E 52 329, Boesten et al 1996 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 29 5475) momentum-transfer cross-section, as well as for the JB (Joucoski and Bettega 2002 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 35 783) momentum-transfer cross-section. In addition, we have measured the radio frequency (rf) breakdown curves for various inter-electrode gaps and rfs, and from these we have determined the electron drift velocity in NF3 from the location of the turning point in these curves. These drift velocity values are in satisfactory agreement with those calculated by the BOLSIG+ code employing the JB momentum-transfer cross-section.

  6. Study on the premixed laminar flames of iso-octane

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    Yang, Bo; Hong, Yan-ji; Xu, Qing-yao; Liu, Yi; Cheng, Qi-sheng; Ding, Xiao-yu

    2015-04-01

    Propagation characteristics of premixed laminar iso-octane flames at atmosphere and equivalence ratios from 0.8 to 1.4 are studied in a constant combustion bomb using a schlieren technique, the laminar burning velocity at different initial pressure, temperature, equivalence ratio are calculated through CHEMKIN program. The experimental and calculation results show that the laminar burning velocity of iso-octane rise with the decreasing of initial pressure and rise with the rising of initial temperature . Only changing the initial temperature or pressure ,the maximum laminar burning velocity of iso-octane were both obtained at equivalence ratio 1.1. Flame stability become weak ,when increased the equivalence ratio. The problem of the chemistry reaction mechanism to predict the laminar burning velocity were analysed.

  7. Laadunhallinta pk-yrityksissä : ISO 9001:2008

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    Lester, Päivi

    2011-01-01

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli selvittää hyötyvätkö pienet ja keskisuuret yritykset laatustandardi ISO 9001:2008:n avulla kehitetystä laadunhallintajärjestelmästä ja millä lailla. Tutkimuskysymyksenä oli miten yritykset ovat kokeneet standardin ISO 9001:2008 käyttöönoton, ylläpidon ja sen tuomat hyödyt. Laatu on nykypäivän markkinoilla yrityksille tärkeä kilpailukeino, ja sen hallintaan käytettäviä työkaluja on paljon. Yksi tunnetuimmista laadunhallintajärjestelmistä on standardi ISO 900...

  8. EVOLUTIVE TRENDS OF ISO 14001 IN EUROPEAN UNION

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    Stefan-Dragos CÎRSTEA

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Considered to be the most representative and most widely used standard of the ISO14000 family, the standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14001 always arouses a growing interest. Annually, the number of certifications increases in an impressive rate and the main reason is the desire of organizations to increase their environmental performance. This study is an analysis of the number of ISO 14001 certifications in the European Union countries (EU between 2009-2013, both on a general level and at the level of industrial sector. Moreover, our research has been undertaken in parallel with worldwide existing trends in order to better understand the direction in which EU Member States are moving.We could notice that EU countries fit worldwide existing trends, but we also identified some issues that differ from the existing situation around the world.

  9. 飞天诚信通过ISO 14001

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    2008-01-01

    近日,飞天诚信通过了IS0 14001环境管理体系的第三方认证,这是飞天公司在通过ISO 9001:2000质量管理体系认证后,在管理体系建设方面取得的又一重大成果。ISO国际标准化组织在汲取世界发达国家多年环境管理经验的基础上制订并颁布了ISO 14001环境管理系列标准,作为国际环境管理标准,ISO 14001是目前世界上最全面和最系统的环境管理国际化标准,

  10. ISO 9001 benefits and pitfalls: the path to successful certification.

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    Krause, M S

    1996-09-01

    The lifeblood of a business is developing and commercializing new products with minimum cost and time and maximum quality. Implementation of a quality management system is often used to achieve these goals, and the ISO 9001 standard for a business quality system is rapidly becoming the model of choice. The existence of an ISO-compliant system is a key to meeting the forthcoming regulatory requirements in the European Union and the US Food and Drug Administrations's proposed good management practices. DuPont has demonstrated leadership in the achievement of ISO registration. I describe the path to these successful registrations along with key lessons from the experience. Elements of success are management commitment, adequate resources, education, communication, total organizational involvement, and auditing of system performance. For the system to flourish and provide benefits to the users, sufficient time must be allocated for the organization to change. PMID:8787731

  11. Zavedení normy ISO 9001:2001

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    Hajkrová, Romana

    2007-01-01

    Cílem mé bakalářské práce je popis implementace normy ISO 9001:2001 ve společnosti ABC Security. V práci popisuji charakter společnosti, provádím analýzu a zabývám se možnostmi teoretických východisek. Závěrem navrhuji postup pro dosažení normy ISO. My bachelor´s thesis describes the implementation of the norm ISO 9001:2001 in the company ABC Security. I record a kind of the company; I do analysis and consider the possibilities of theoretical data. I propose the procedure how to reach the ...

  12. Mosaic type-1 NF1 microdeletions as a cause of both generalized and segmental neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1)

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    Messiaen, Ludwine M; Vogt, Julia; Bengesser, Kathrin; Fu, Chuanhua; Mikhail, Fady; Serra, Eduard; Garcia-Linares, Carles; Cooper, David N.; Lázaro, Conxi; Kehrer-Sawatzki, Hildegard

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Mosaicism is an important feature of type-1 neurofibromatosis (NF1) on account of its impact upon both clinical manifestations and transmission risk. Using FISH and MLPA to screen 3500 NF1 patients, we identified 146 individuals harbouring gross NF1 deletions, 14 of whom (9.6%) displayed somatic mosaicism. The high rate of mosaicism in patients with NF1 deletions supports the postulated idea of a direct relationship between the high new mutation rate in this cancer predisp...

  13. Genetic analysis of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) patients and NF2-associated tumors with emphasis on chromosome 22 deletions

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    Bruder, Carl E.G.

    2000-01-01

    Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is an autosomal dominant disease with the hallmark of bilateral vestibular schwannomas. NF2 patients may also develop schwannomas at other locations as well as meningiomas, neurofibromas and ependymomas. NF2 shows a distinct clinical variability ranging from very mild to severe forms. Since identification of the NF2 gene in 1993, mutation-screening analyses have been performed. Mutations were, however, not found in numerous cases and the mechan...

  14. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001: An Integrated Quality Management System for an MTR Facility SAFARI-1 Research Reactor

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    The SAFARI-1 research reactor, owned and operated by the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), initially obtained ISO 9001 accreditation of its Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) management system via international affiliation from the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) during 1998 and re-certification according to ISO 9001 (2000) in 2003. With ever-increasing demands on nuclear facilities to demonstrate conformance to environmental policies, SAFARI-1 has now developed an Environmental Management System (EMS) that is compliant with ISO 14001 (1996) and is fully integrated with the SAFARI-1 Quality Management System (QMS). The dynamic involvement of SAFARI-1 in commercial applications demanded that any transition of the original QMS to a fully incorporated QHSE system had to be done in a way that would ensure sustained delivery of a safe and reliable service with continuous quality. At the same time, the primary vision of operating a facility under an efficient financial management programme was essential. The criteria established by the original ISO 9001 compliant QMS were appraised against the additional requirements of ISO 14001 and a suitable superstructure derived for generation and implementation of an inclusive EMS. The transitional integration of this system was planned so as to produce a QMS suitable to quality, environmental and other management related issues for application to the unique function of a nuclear research reactor. (author)

  15. HERBAL PRODUCT REALIZATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH WHO AND ISO GUIDELINES

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Following the Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978, the World Health Organization (WHO began the issuance of guidelines for developing standardized herbal preparations from Traditional Medicine (TM. Similarly in 1987, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO launched the most anticipated industrial standard (ISO 9001 in world history. The seventh (7th clause of ISO 9001’s eight clauses is devoted to “Product Realization”- a quality management system (QMS procedure that includes: planning of product realization; appreciation of customer-related processes; design and development processes; purchasing; production and service provision; and control of measuring and monitoring equipment. Purpose: The article takes a hard look at the QMS processes involved in product realization and the critical stages of the WHO model of herbal drug development from TM, with a view to devising a framework that can be used to promote the production of quality herbal products, commencing from the stage of ethnobotanical survey, through the laboratory, to the clinic.Methodology: Both the WHO model of herbal drug development and the 7th clause of ISO 9001:2008 were critically reviewed and combined to yield a framework that is discussed within the context of guiding herbal drug development from TM. Results and Discussion: The resulting WHO-ISO framework of herbal product realization is discussed in terms of its relevance to practical problems of GMP-production using herbal starting materials, given their innate variability in composition, potency and appearance. Conclusion: The provisions of ISO 9001’s seventh clause can, to a large extent, be applied to the production of quality herbal products developed in accordance with WHO.

  16. Progress report on the management of the NEA ISOE system

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    Lazo, E. [OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)

    1995-03-01

    The Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) was launched by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) on 1 January, 1992, to facilitate the communication of dosimetric and ALARA implementation data among nuclear utilities around the world. After two years of operation the System has become a mature interactive network for transfer of data and experience. Currently, 37 utilities from 12 countries, representing 289 power plants, and 12 national regulatory authorities participate in ISOE. Agreements for cooperation also exist between the NEA and the Commission of the European Communities (CEC), and the Paris Center of the WOrld Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO-PC). In addition, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is acting as a co-sponsor of ISOE for the participation of non-NEA member countries. Three Regional Technical Centres, Europe, Asia, and Non-NEA member countries, serve to administer the system. The ISOE Network is comprised of three data bases and a communications network at several levels. The three ISOE data bases include the following types of information: NEA1 - annual plant dosimetric information; NEA2 - plant operational characteristics for dose and dose rate reduction; and NEA3 - job specific ALARA practices and experiences. The ISOE communications network has matured greatly during 1992 and 1993. In addition to having access to the above mentioned data bases, participants may now solicit information on new subjects, through the Technical Centres, from all other participants on a real-time basis. Information Sheets on these studies are produced for distribution to all participants. In addition, Topical Reports on areas of interest are produced, and Topical Meetings are held annually.

  17. ISO 14000: Review and guidelines for the photovoltaic industry

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    DePhillips, M.P.

    1997-08-01

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released and is in the process of ratifying a new set of environmental management system standards, ISO 14000. These voluntary international standards will have a significant impact on how companies throughout the international community manage their environmental programs. Initially this impact will result in increased international trade opportunities due to the anticipated customer requirement for suppliers to demonstrate certification. Other potential impacts will benefit both companies engaged in international commerce and companies with a domestic focus. These would include installing a cohesive system to manage environmental matters, participation within a new regulatory paradigm, and adhering to a potentially new set of legal standards. The wide range of potential environmental, commercial, legal and regulatory benefits offered by ISO 14000 offer most companies significant reason to explore the possibilities of implementing an environmental management system. Organizations will be able to anticipate and meet growing environmental expectations and to ensure ongoing compliance with national and international requirements as well as satisfy the growing demands of customers, stakeholders and the interested public. As an emerging industry with significant international ties, the photovoltaic (PV) community will be effected from these standards if they do become globally adopted. In fact some major players in the PV industry have recently received certification to ISO 9000. This again demonstrates a trend within the industry to move toward a uniform system approach to management. This paper will expose interested parties within the PV industry to the details of ISO 14000 and will assist decision makers assess the various possibilities for implementation certification of ISO 14000 for an individual facility.

  18. U-value measurements on ISO round Robin window

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    Duer, Karsten

    1997-01-01

    9 laboratories in 6 european and 2 north american countries have participated in a round robin U-value test of a standard facade window. The objective of the round robin test was to verify that the ISO/CEN proposals for U-value measurement standard is robust.......9 laboratories in 6 european and 2 north american countries have participated in a round robin U-value test of a standard facade window. The objective of the round robin test was to verify that the ISO/CEN proposals for U-value measurement standard is robust....

  19. Ashkin–Teller model on the iso-radial graphs

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    We find the critical surface of the Ashkin–Teller model on the generic iso-radial graphs by using the results for the anisotropic Ashkin–Teller model on the square lattice. Different geometrical aspects of this critical surface are discussed, especially their connection to the anisotropy angle. The free energy of the model on the generic iso-radial graph is extracted using the inversion identities. In addition, lattice holomorphic variables are discussed at some particular points of the critical line. We check our conjectures numerically for the anisotropic triangular lattice Ashkin–Teller model

  20. Characterization and robust filtering of multifunctional surfaces using ISO standards

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    Friis, Kasper Storgaard; Godi, Alessandro; De Chiffre, Leonardo

    2011-01-01

    to the multi-process production method involved. A series of MUFU surfaces were characterized by using the ISO 13565 standard for stratified surfaces and it is shown that the standard in some cases is inadequate for the characterization of a MUFU surface. To improve the filtering of MUFU surfaces......, the robust Gaussian regression filtering technique described in ISO 16610-31 is analyzed and discussed. By slight modifications it is shown how the robust Gaussian regression filter can be applied to remove the form and find a suitable reference surface for further characterization of the MUFU...

  1. Implementing ISO/IEC 20000 certification the roadmap

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    Bon, Jan van

    2008-01-01

    ISO/IEC 20000 is the corporate standard for achieving quality within IT Service Management. As individuals achieve success in Service Management frameworks such as ITIL®, many organizations have identified the benefits of making the jump to full corporate accreditation. But, having made the decision to invest in this standard, what is the best way to implement adoption in an efficient and successful way?This thorough, practical guide has been put together by real experts with real experience of how ISO/IEC 20000 works in the workplace and in the real world. Part A of this title covers the step

  2. Revision of the ISO and EN radiation sterilization standards

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    The radiation sterilization standards, ISO 11137 and EN 552, are now being revised under 'ISO lead', with the aim of producing only one international standard, although in four parts: (1) requirements, (2) dose-setting methods, (3) dose-substantiation methods and (4) dosimetry. Several aspects of the old standards that have caused problems, when they were used in practice, are addressed in the revision. Input from users of the standards is necessary in order that the standards be developed as useful tools in the documentation of radiation sterilization

  3. ISO 14001 KOT ORODJE ZA DOSEGANJE TRAJNOSTNEGA RAZVOJA ORGANIZACIJE

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    Bonča, Maša

    2015-01-01

    Namen diplomskega dela je proučiti dosedanja spoznanja na področju proučevanja vpeljave standarda ISO 14001 ter analizirati prednosti, ki jih standard lahko prinese organizaciji. Del diplomskega dela temelji na kritični analizi dosedanjih spoznanj iz literature. V aplikativnem delu diplome predvidevamo izvedbo konceptualne zasnove modela nadgradnje obstoječe verzije standarda ISO 14001. Priložnost obravnavane teme se izkazuje v tem, da nam poda bolj specifičen vpogled v mehanizme vpeljave sta...

  4. Empresas excelentes entre las certificadas en las normas ISO 9000

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    Climent Serrano, Salvador

    2005-01-01

    En este trabajo se realiza un estudio entre las empresas certificadas en la norma ISO 9000 de la Comunidad Valenciana mediante una encuesta, con el objetivo de diferenciar los resultados sobre incremento de competitividad por la certificación en las normas ISO 9000, dependiendo de la involucración de las empresas en los sistemas de gestión de la calidad total, así como averiguar que factores inciden para que las empresas certificadas se impliquen en mayor medida en estos sistemas

  5. Managing your library and its quality the ISO 9001 way

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    2011-01-01

    This book, divided into two parts, provides an introduction to the quality management issues and gives a general overview to the use of ISO 9001 in the library environment. The second part presents the main features of ISO 9001:2008 with practical comments and examples on how to implement its clauses in libraries. Whether in the public or in the private sector, libraries can be seen as service organisations: they act in very dynamic environments where users are increasingly demanding new types of services. Thus the adoption of a quality management system helps each library in meeting the needs

  6. ISO-PC Version 1.98: User's guide

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    This document describes how to use Version 1.98 of the shielding program named ISO-PC. Version 1.98 corrects all known errors in ISOSHLD-II. In addition, a few numeric problems have been eliminated. There are three new namelist variables, 25 additional shielding materials, and 5 more energy groups. The two major differences with the original ISOSHLD-II are the removal of RIBD(radioisotope buildup and decay) source generator, and the removal of the non-uniform source distribution parameter, SSV1. This version of ISO-PC works with photon energies from 10 KeV to 10 MeV using 30 energy groups

  7. Revision of the ISO and EN radiation sterilization standards

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    Miller, A.; Hansen, J.

    2002-01-01

    The radiation sterilization standards, ISO 11137 and EN 552, are now being revised under "ISO lead", with the aim of producing only one international standard, although in four parts: (1) requirements. (2) dose-setting methods, (3) dose-substantiation methods and (4) dosimetry. Several aspects...... of the old standards that have caused problems, when they were used in practice, are addressed in the revision. Input from users of the standards is necessary in order that the standards be developed as useful tools in the documentation of radiation sterilization. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights...

  8. 新版ISO 14001一瞥

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    2005-01-01

    2004年11月15日,国际标准化组织(ISO)发布了ISO 14001的2004版。广大用户对新标准可能产生的影响表示了极大的关注。本文拟通过对新、旧两版标准的对比,就新标准实施后须考虑的体系调整提出个人刍见,和广大用户进行探讨。

  9. ISO 14001:2015: An improved tool for sustainability

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    Luis Miguel Ciravegna Martins da Fonseca

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: ISO 14001 is an International Standard of worldwide acceptance based on the concept that better environmental performance can be achieved when environmental aspects are systematically identified and managed giving a major contribution to Sustainability, through pollution prevention, improved environmental performance and complying with applicable laws.This paper aims to discuss the Sustainability approach through the use of Environmental Management Standards and the current process of ISO 14001:2015 revision. Design/methodology/approach: Revisiting the concept of Sustainability, the status of the revision process of ISO 14001:2015 and its expected outcomes are discussed. Findings and Originality/value: It is one of the first attempts to analyze, within the Sustainability framework, the status of the revision of the future ISO 14001:2015 International Standard that will respond to the latest trends and is expected to further improve Environmental performance by impacting the work of many People and Organizations worldwide and also ensuring it is compatible with other management system standards such as ISO 9001. Research limitations/implications: Since the revision standard is not yet finished some changes might still happen and some of the remarks expressed in this paper might not be consensual within the Environmental Community. Practical implications: There will be a 3 year transition process for the ISO 14001:2015 certification and major benefits like Quality Management Systems with less emphasis on documentation and new/reinforced approaches as consideration of organizational context and (relevant Stakeholders, risk based thinking, life cycle perspective and more emphasis on improving environmental performance. Social implications: The ISO 14001:2015 revision will have major impacts on the more than 300.000 worldwide certified organizations and on the many professionals that work with, hopefully Originality/value: Although 14001

  10. Considerations about ISO 14001, and suggestions for the next revision

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    Jørgensen, Tine Herreborg

    2006-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to discuss a number of issues related to ISO 14001:2004, the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS) with the purpose of improving the next edition in order to recognize and reflect new recognitions in approaches to pollution prevention. The...... standard is a process standard that leaves room for interpretation at company level as well as among lead auditors from certifying bodies. A case study is presented and shows lack of life cycle thinking in product development. The paper suggests changes of ISO 14001:2004 in order to include a clear product...

  11. Studies of iso-alpha-acids: analysis, purification, and stability.

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    Khatib, Alfi

    2006-01-01

    The female cones of hop (Humulus lupulus L.) are added to beer, providing taste and flavour and contributing to the stability of foam. The main constituents of hop related to these properties are generically known as alpha-acids. During the brewing process, these acids are isomerized, resulting in the formation of three pairs of trans-/cis-iso-alpha–acids. The aim of this thesis project was to develop a method for the analysis (Chapter 2 and 7) as well as the purification of iso-alpha-acids (...

  12. ISO 9000质量体系认证——通向世界的钥匙!%ISO 9000—THE ROAD TO THE WORLD

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    2002-01-01

    @@ 1 1994版ISO 9000系列标准简介 1.1 ISO 9000系列标准包括的标准范围 ISO 9000系列标准共包括5项标准。它们是: ISO 9000—1:1994《质量管理和质量保证标准第一部分:选择和使用指南》 ISO 9001:1994《质量体系设计、开发、生产、安装和服务的质量保证模式》 ISO 9002:1994《质量体系生产、安装和服务的质量保证模式》 ISO 9003:1994《质量体系最终检验和试验的……

  13. Activation of transcription factor CREB and NF-kB in murine immune cells after WBI with 75 mGy X-rays

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    Alterations in transcription factors NF-kB, CREB, AP1, SP1, GRE and OCT1 binding to specific known promoter DNA consensus sequences of immune cells from irradiated and sham-irradiated mice 4 hours after whole body irradiation (WBI) with 75 mGy X-rays were investigated with gel mobility shift assay. Increased binding to NF-kB and CREB consensus sequence was found with nuclear extracts prepared from thymocytes and splenocytes of irradiated versus sham-irradiated mice. Protein binding to the NF-kB consensus sequence by nuclear extracts derived from irradiated mice was 5-fold in splenocytes and 4.3-fold in thymocytes higher than that from sham-irradiated. Competition with the cold oligonucleotide containing the consensus sequence for NF-kB resulted in loss of the shifted band at 25-fold excess concentration, indicating specific binding. DNA mobility shift assay using CREB consensus sequence showed 7-fold increase in splenocytes and 6-fold increase in thymocytes after low dose radiation (LDR). Competition assays using cold oligonucleotide containing the CREB site eliminated the shift band at 50-fold excess concentration. The binding of AP1 consensus sequence showed a 2-fold increase in thymocyte nuclear extracts after LDR. No changes in protein binding to SP1, GRE and OCT1 consensus sequences were noted. The results indicate that activation of selective transcription factors NF-kB, CREB and AP1 of the immune cells in mice occurred after LDR

  14. Iso-vector and iso-scalar tensor charges of the nucleon from lattice QCD

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    Bhattacharya, Tanmoy; Cirigliano, Vincenzo; Gupta, Rajan; Yoon, Boram [Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM (United States). Theoretical Div. T-2; Cohen, Saul D. [Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Theory; Joseph, Anosh [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC; Lin, Huey-Wen [California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics; Collaboration: PNDME Collaboration

    2015-07-15

    We present results for the iso-vector and flavor diagonal tensor charges g{sup u-d}{sub T}, g{sup u}{sub T}, g{sup d}{sub T}, and g{sup s}{sub T} needed to probe novel tensor interactions at the TeV scale in neutron and nuclear β-decays and the contribution of the quark electric dipole moment (EDM) to the neutron EDM. The lattice QCD calculations were done using nine ensembles of gauge configurations generated by the MILC collaboration using the HISQ action with 2+1+1 dynamical flavors. These ensembles span three lattice spacings a∼0.06, 0.09 and 0.12 fm and three quark masses corresponding to the pion masses M{sub π}∼130, 220 and 310 MeV. Using estimates from these ensembles, we quantify all systematic uncertainties and perform a simultaneous extrapolation in the lattice spacing, volume and light quark masses for the connected contributions. The final estimates of the connected nucleon (proton) tensor charge for the iso-vector combination is g{sup u-d}{sub T}=1.020(76) in the MS scheme at 2 GeV. The additional disconnected quark loop contributions needed for the flavor-diagonal matrix elements are calculated using a stochastic estimator employing the truncated solver method with the all-mode-averaging technique. We find that the size of the disconnected contribution is smaller than the statistical error in the connected contribution. This allows us to bound the disconnected contribution and include it as an additional uncertainty in the flavor-diagonal charges. After a continuum extrapolation, we find g{sup u}{sub T}=0.774(66), g{sup d}{sub T}=-0.233(28) and g{sup u+d}{sub T}=0.541(67). The strangeness tensor charge, that can make a significant contribution to the neutron EDM due to the large ratio m{sub s}/m{sub u,d}, is g{sup s}{sub T}=0.008(9) in the continuum limit.

  15. ISO 26000融入图书馆实践的思考%Integration of ISO 26000 into Library Practices

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    刘川; 夏红兵

    2014-01-01

    图书馆的决策和活动能够影响社会和环境,是图书馆承担社会责任的缘由.ISO 26000拓展了图书馆社会责任理论与实践的领域.详述ISO 26000各条款内容,阐述其对图书馆社会责任发展的意义.指出图书馆应从宣传教育、制定图书馆社会责任指南、加强规章体系建设等方面全面融入ISO 26000,以推动图书馆的社会责任实践.

  16. 2000版ISO 9000族标准的修订与转换实施%Modification and implementation of ISO 9000:2000

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    张丽生

    2001-01-01

    @@1 2000版ISO 9000族标准修订过程 2000版ISO 9000族标准(2000版ISO 9000、ISO 9001和ISO 9004三个国际标准已经各成员机构表决并获通过)已于2000年12月15日正式发布。该标准族的修订大致经历如下过程。 国际标准化组织(英文缩写为ISO)分别于1986年发布ISO 8402《质量——术语》和1987年发布ISO 9000《质量管理和质量保证标准——选择和使用指南》、ISO 9001《质量体系——设计开发、生产、安装和服务的质量保证模式》、ISO 9002《质量体系——生产、安装和服务的质量保证模式》、ISO 9003《质量体系——最终检验和试验的质量保证模式》、ISO 9004《质量管理和质量体系要素——指南》等6项国际标准,通称为ISO 9000系列标准或称为1987版ISO 9000系列国际标准。

  17. ISO 9000 versus EFQM en las empresas certificadas en las normas ISO 9000 de la Comunidad Valenciana

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    Climent Serrano, Salvador

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se presentan los resultados obtenidos mediante una encuesta postal a las empresas certificadas en las normas ISO 9000 de la Comunidad Valenciana, sobre las diferencias que existen entre las empresas, que sólo están certificadas en las normas ISO 9000, y las que además de la certificación aplican el modelo europeo de excelencia EFQM. Los factores diferenciadores de los dos grupos los hemos separado en dos conjuntos, factores exógenos a la calidad, como el tamaño de la empresa, ...

  18. Haloperidol Suppresses NF-kappaB to Inhibit Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Pro-Inflammatory Response in RAW 264 Cells.

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    Yamamoto, Shunsuke; Ohta, Noriyuki; Matsumoto, Atsuhiro; Horiguchi, Yu; Koide, Moe; Fujino, Yuji

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND Haloperidol, a tranquilizing agent, is administered both to treat symptoms of psychotic disorders and to sedate agitated and delirious patients. Notably, haloperidol has been suggested to inhibit the immune response through unknown mechanisms. We hypothesized that the sedative modulates the immune response via NF-κB. MATERIAL AND METHODS Using flow cytometry, we analyzed the effects of haloperidol on expression CD80 and CD86 in RAW 264 cells and in primary macrophages derived from bone marrow. Secretion of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and IL-12 p40 was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. In addition, NF-κB activation was evaluated using a reporter assay based on secretory embryonic alkaline phosphatase. Finally, synthetic antagonists were used to identify the dopamine receptor that mediates the effects of haloperidol. RESULTS Haloperidol inhibited NF-κB activation, and thereby suppressed expression of CD80, as well as secretion of IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-12 p40. CD80 and IL-6 levels were similarly attenuated by a D2-like receptor antagonist, but not by a D1-like receptor antagonist. CONCLUSIONS The data strongly suggest that haloperidol inhibits the immune response by suppressing NF-kB signaling via the dopamine D2 receptor. PMID:26842661

  19. New water and remote galaxies complete ISO's observations

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    ISO's operational teams at ESA's ground station at Villafranca near Madrid have been hurrying to provide the world's astronomers with as many observations as possible. They have long anticipated the exhaustion of ISO's vital supply of liquid helium, which cooled the infrared telescope and its instruments to their operating temperatures, close to absolute zero. Two weeks after ISO was put into orbit on 17 November 1995 by an Ariane 44P launcher, the external parts of the cooling system had settled to the operating temperature. The specification required that ISO should then operate for at least 18 months -- implying that operations might have to end in May 1997. Thanks to superb engineering by European industry, which built the spacecraft and its super-cool telescope, ISO has given astronomers almost a year longer than that. During the extra time the count of ISO's observations of cosmic objects has risen from 16,000 to about 26,000. Among the benefits of ISO's longevity has been the chance to examine an important region of the sky, in and around the constellation of Orion. This was not accessible in the nominal mission but has now been observed in two periods. Four inter national teams, supported by national funding agencies, supplied the instruments to analyse the infrared rays received by ISO's telescope. The principal investigators leading the teams are Dietrich Lemke (Heidelberg, Germany) for the versatile photometer ISOPHOT, Catherine Cesarsky (Saclay, France) for the camera ISOCAM, Thijs de Graauw (Groningen, the Netherlands) for the Short Wavelength Spectrometer SWS, and Peter Clegg (London, UK) for the Long Wavelength Spectrometer LWS. Water vapour on Titan A big difference between ISO and the only previous infrared astronomy satellite (IRAS 1983) has been its ability to examine individual objects across a wide range of accurately defined infrared wavelengths. Many spectra showing patterns of intensities at the different wavelengths have enabled astronomers

  20. Launching the chaotic realm of iso-fractals: A short remark

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    In this brief note, we introduce the new, emerging sub-discipline of iso-fractals by highlighting and discussing the preliminary results of recent works. First, we note the abundance of fractal, chaotic, non-linear, and self-similar structures in nature while emphasizing the importance of studying such systems because fractal geometry is the language of chaos. Second, we outline the iso-fractal generalization of the Mandelbrot set to exemplify the newly generated Mandelbrot iso-sets. Third, we present the cutting-edge notion of dynamic iso-spaces and explain how a mathematical space can be iso-topically lifted with iso-unit functions that (continuously or discretely) change; in the discrete case examples, we mention that iteratively generated sequences like Fibonacci’s numbers and (the complex moduli of) Mandelbrot’s numbers can supply a deterministic chain of iso-units to construct an ordered series of (magnified and/or de-magnified) iso-spaces that are locally iso-morphic. Fourth, we consider the initiation of iso-fractals with Inopin’s holographic ring (IHR) topology and fractional statistics for 2D and 3D iso-spaces. In total, the reviewed iso-fractal results are a significant improvement over traditional fractals because the application of Santilli’s iso-mathematics arms us an extra degree of freedom for attacking problems in chaos. Finally, we conclude by proposing some questions and ideas for future research work

  1. Launching the chaotic realm of iso-fractals: A short remark

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    O' Schmidt, Nathan [Department of Mathematics, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725 (United States); Katebi, Reza [Department of Physics, California State University in Fullerton, 800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92831 (United States); Corda, Christian [Institute for Theoretical Physics and Advanced Mathematics Einstein-Galilei (IFM), Via Santa Gonda 14, 59100 Prato (Italy)

    2015-03-10

    In this brief note, we introduce the new, emerging sub-discipline of iso-fractals by highlighting and discussing the preliminary results of recent works. First, we note the abundance of fractal, chaotic, non-linear, and self-similar structures in nature while emphasizing the importance of studying such systems because fractal geometry is the language of chaos. Second, we outline the iso-fractal generalization of the Mandelbrot set to exemplify the newly generated Mandelbrot iso-sets. Third, we present the cutting-edge notion of dynamic iso-spaces and explain how a mathematical space can be iso-topically lifted with iso-unit functions that (continuously or discretely) change; in the discrete case examples, we mention that iteratively generated sequences like Fibonacci’s numbers and (the complex moduli of) Mandelbrot’s numbers can supply a deterministic chain of iso-units to construct an ordered series of (magnified and/or de-magnified) iso-spaces that are locally iso-morphic. Fourth, we consider the initiation of iso-fractals with Inopin’s holographic ring (IHR) topology and fractional statistics for 2D and 3D iso-spaces. In total, the reviewed iso-fractal results are a significant improvement over traditional fractals because the application of Santilli’s iso-mathematics arms us an extra degree of freedom for attacking problems in chaos. Finally, we conclude by proposing some questions and ideas for future research work.

  2. The role of Rac1 in the regulation of NF-kB activity, cell proliferation, and cell migration in non-small cell lung carcinoma

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    Gastonguay, Adam; Berg, Tracy; Hauser, Andrew D.; Schuld, Nathan; Lorimer, Ellen; Williams, Carol L.

    2012-01-01

    The small GTPase Rac1 regulates many cellular processes, including cytoskeletal reorganization, cell migration, proliferation, and survival. Additionally, Rac1 plays a major role in activating NF-κB-mediated transcription. Both Rac1 and NF-κB regulate many properties of the malignant phenotype, including anchorage-independent proliferation and survival, metastasis, and angiogenesis. Despite these findings, the roles of Rac1and NF-κB in non-small cell lung carcinoma, a leading cause of cancer deaths, have not been thoroughly investigated. Here, we compared the effects of Rac1 siRNA to that of the Rac1 inhibitor NSC23766 on multiple features of the NSCLC malignant phenotype, including NF-κB activity. We show that the siRNA-mediated silencing of Rac1 in lung cancer cells results in decreased cell proliferation and migration. The decrease in proliferation was observed in both anchorage-dependent and anchorage-independent assays. Furthermore, cells with decreased Rac1 expression have a slowed progression through the G1 phase of the cell cycle. These effects induced by Rac1 siRNA correlated with a decrease in NF-κB transcriptional activity. Additionally, inhibition of NF-κB signaling with BAY 11–7082 inhibited proliferation; indicating that the loss of cell proliferation and migration induced by the silencing of Rac1 expression may be attributed in part to loss of NF-κB activity. Interestingly, treatment with the Rac1 inhibitor NSC23766 strongly inhibits cell proliferation, cell cycle progression, and NF-κB activity in lung cancer cells, to an even greater extent than the inhibition induced by Rac1 siRNA. These findings indicate that Rac1 plays an important role in lung cancer cell proliferation and migration, most likely through its ability to promote NF-κB activity, and highlight Rac1 pathways as therapeutic targets for the treatment of lung cancer. PMID:22549160

  3. Statistical measurements of library activities: implementation of ISO 2789 : 2003

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    Eva Kodrič-Dačič

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The author presents statistical measurements of library activities in Slovenia and some problems which emerge when implementing the novelties of the new edition of ISO 2789 : 2003 from the standpoint of a librarian, who provides statistics on the national level. Collecting library statistics already has a long tradition in Slovenia and is presently carried out by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia and by the National Centre for Library Development at the National and University Library, which is also responsible for the content of statistical questionnaires. The questionnaires are based on UNESCO statistical questionnaires and ISO standards while in the last decade there have been some changes due to the requirements of the LIBECON project. As a response to the needs of the information society, libraries develop new services which have to be measured and monitored. The third edition of the standard ISO 2789 : 2003 has defined new measures which are needed to perform statistical research of library activities in the digital environment. In order to preserve international comparability of statistical data it is necessary to implement the novelties of the ISO standard in the national statistics. However, there are at least three problems: how to preserve comparability of the data with previous statistics, how to collect them and how to educate librarians to report the relevant data.

  4. The ISO 5-pass authentication in χ-Spaces

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    Cáccamo, Mario J.; Crazzolara, Federico; Milicia, Giuseppe

    2002-01-01

    We implement the ISO 5-pass authentication protocol and study its correctness using the χ-Space framework. χ-Spaces is a novel domain specific programming language designed for developing protocols and in particular security protocols. χ-Spaces programming language is an implementation of SPL...

  5. ISO standards on test methods for water radioactivity monitoring

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    Water is vital to humans and each of us needs at least 1.5 L of safe water a day to drink. Beginning as long ago as 1958 the World Health Organization (WHO) has published guidelines to help ensure water is safe to drink. Focused from the start on monitoring radionuclides in water, and continually cooperating with WHO, the International Standardization Organization (ISO) has been publishing standards on radioactivity test methods since 1978. As reliable, comparable and ‘fit for purpose’ results are an essential requirement for any public health decision based on radioactivity measurements, international standards of tested and validated radionuclide test methods are an important tool for production of such measurements. This paper presents the ISO standards already published that could be used as normative references by testing laboratories in charge of radioactivity monitoring of drinking water as well as those currently under drafting and the prospect of standardized fast test methods in response to a nuclear accident. - Highlights: • The ISO published standards on test methods to monitor the radioactivity of drinking water. • ISO Standards used by test laboratories to carry out radionuclide measurements are presented. • The WHO refers to these test methods in its 4th edition of the Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality. • National authority trusts the quality of data obtained by laboratories using common standards

  6. ISO observations of Titan with SWS/grating

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    Coustenis, A.; Encrenaz, T.; Salama, A.; Lellouch, E.; Gautier, D.; Kessler, M. F.; deGraauw, T.; Samuelson, R. E.; Bjoraker, G.; Orton, G.

    1997-01-01

    The observations of Titan performed by the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) short wavelength spectrometer (SWS), in the 2 micrometer to 45 micrometer region using the grating mode, are reported on. Special attention is given to data from Titan concerning 7 micrometer to 45 micrometer spectral resolution. Future work for improving Titan's spectra investigation is suggested.

  7. CM and DM in an ISO R and D Environment

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    Crowley, Sandra L.

    2000-01-01

    ISO 9000 - a common buzz word in industry is making inroads to government agencies. The National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) achieved ISO 9001 certification at each of its nine (9) Centers and Headquarters in 1998-1999. NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) was recommended for certification in September 1999. Since then, each of the Centers has been going through the semi-annual surveillance audits. Growing out of the manufacturing industry, successful application of the international quality standard to a research and development (R&D) environment has had its challenges. This paper will address how GRC applied Configuration Management (CM) and Data (or Document) Management (DM) to meet challenges to achieve ISO certification. One of the first challenges was to fit the ISO 9001-1994 elements to the GRC environment. Some of the elements fit well-Management Responsibility (4.1), Internal Audits (4.17), Document and Data Control (4.5). Other elements were not suited or applied easily to the R&D environment-Servicing (4.19), Statistical Techniques (4.20). Since GRC "builds" only one or two items at a time, these elements were considered not applicable to the environment.

  8. ISO 14001:2015: an improved tool for sustainability

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    Luis Miguel Ciravegna Martins da Fonseca

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: ISO 14001 is an International Standard of worldwide acceptance based on the concept that better environmental performance can be achieved when environmental aspects are systematically identified and managed giving a major contribution to Sustainability, through pollution prevention, improved environmental performance and complying with applicable laws. This paper aims to discuss the Sustainability approach through the use of Environmental Management Standards (EMS), th...

  9. Le prime norme sviluppate dall'ISO/TC 142

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    Tronville, Paolo Maria

    2013-01-01

    Il settore della depurazione dell'aria si arricchisce di tre nuove norme tecniche elaborate dall'ISO/TC 142 "Cleaning equipment for air and other gases". Le norme, sviluppate sotto Vienna Agreement, hanno richiesto circa cinque anni per giungere alla pubblicazione e saranno a breve disponibili sul catalogo UNI

  10. ISO19770-1:2012 SAM process guidance

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    Canavan, Rory

    2012-01-01

    The pocket guide offers a concise summary of the principles of software asset management as conveyed by ISO 19770-1: 2012, and provides advice and guidance on how to kick-start your own SAM programme - something the Standard alone doesn't offer.

  11. Covenants with Weak Swords: ISO 14001 and Facilities' Environmental Performance

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    Potoski, Matthew; Prakash, Aseem

    2005-01-01

    Voluntary environmental programs are codes of progressive environmental conduct that firms pledge to adopt. This paper investigates whether ISO 14001, a voluntary program with a weak sword--a weak monitoring and sanctioning mechanism--can mitigate shirking and improve participants' environmental performance. Sponsored by the International…

  12. Quality Management in Supply Chain Based on ISO9000

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    Guangshu Chang

    2009-01-01

    This paper discussed the application of the eight modern quality management principles of ISO9000 in supply chain quality management, namely customer focus, leadership, involvement of people, process management, system management, continual improvement, factual approach to decision making, and mutually beneficial supplier relationships.

  13. Information Asymmetries as Trade Barriers: ISO 9000 Increases International Commerce

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    Potoski, Matthew; Prakash, Aseem

    2009-01-01

    Spatial, cultural, and linguistic barriers create information asymmetries between buyers and sellers that impede international trade. The International Organization for Standardization's ISO 9000 program is designed to reduce these information asymmetries by providing assurance about the product quality of firms that receive its certification.…

  14. The soul of the machine: continual improvement in ISO 14001.

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    Brouwer, M.A.C.; Koppen, van C.S.A.

    2008-01-01

    Continual improvement is a key component of ISO 14001, but in contrast to most other specifications in the standard, it is difficult to assess. Based on interviews with 19 certified companies in the chemical, food, and environmental services sectors, this article explores the dynamics of continual i

  15. The hidden networks of knowledge in ISO 14001

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    Jørgensen, Ulrik

    2003-01-01

    The ISO 14001 standard is defined as a management standard based on an assumed existing knowledge base of what is to be considered being environmental problems. In the implementation of the standard is become evident, that its use and impact is entirely dependent of the existence of networks of...

  16. The soul of the machine: continual improvement in ISO 14001

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    Brouwer, M.A.C.; van Koppen, C.S.A.

    2008-01-01

    Continual improvement is a key component of ISO 14001, but in contrast to most other specifications in the standard, it is difficult to assess. Based on interviews with 19 certified companies in the chemical, food, and environmental services sectors, this article explores the dynamics of continual i

  17. First results of ISO-SWS observations of Jupiter

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    Encrenaz, T.; de Graauw, T.; Schaeidt, S.; Lellouch, E.; Feuchtgruber, H.; Beintema, D. A.; Bezard, B.; Drossart, P.; Griffin, M.; Heras, A.; Kessler, M.; Leech, K.; Morris, P.; Roelfsema, P. R.; Roos-Serote, M.; Salama, A.; Vandenbussche, B.; Valentijn, E. A.; Davis, G. R.; Naylor, D. A.

    1996-01-01

    The spectrum of Jupiter has been recorded between 2.75 and 14.5 mu m with the grating mode of the Short-Wavelength Spectrometer (SWS) of ISO. The resolving power is 1500. The main preliminary results of this observation are (1) at 3 mu m, the first spectroscopic signature, probably associated with N

  18. First Results of ISO-SWS Grating Observations of Jupiter

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    Encrenaz, Th.; de Graauw, Th.; Schaeidt, S.; Lellouch, E.; Feuchtgruber, H.; Beintema, D. A.; Bezard, B.; Drossart, P.; Griffin, M.; Heras, A.; Kessler, M.; Leech, K.; Morris, A.; Roelfsema, P. R.; Roos-Serote, M.; Salama, A.; Vandenbussche, B.; Valentijn, E. A.; Davies, G. R.; Naylor, D. A.

    1996-01-01

    The spectrum of Jupiter has been recorded on April 12, 1996, between 2.75 and 14.5 mu m, with the grating mode of the Short-Wavelength Spectrometer of ISO (Infrared Space Observatory). The resolving power is 1500 and the sensitivity limit is better than 1 Jy. The corresponding S/N ratio is better th

  19. Congenital isolated Iso-Kikuchi syndrome in a newborn.

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    Valerio, Enrico; Favot, Francesca; Mattei, Ilaria; Cutrone, Mario

    2015-10-01

    Classic CO (also called Iso-Kikuchi syndrome) represents a benign, isolated condition associated with normal patient outcome. Nevertheless, clinical follow-up and/or further clinically-based tests are needed to exclude other nail diseases associated with multisystem pathology; complete family history is also important to determine sporadic or hereditary transmission of such condition. PMID:26509026

  20. ISO/IEC 38500 the IT governance standard

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    Calder, Alan

    2008-01-01

    The emergence of ISO/IEC 38500 - the international standard for the corporate governance of information and communication technology - puts boards around the world in a position from which they can take effective action to apply core governance principles to their information and communication technology.

  1. Re-engineering caused by ISO-9000 certification

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    Hvam, Lars; Nielsen, Anders Paarup; Bjarnø, Ole-Christian

    1997-01-01

    Based on a project performed at a medium-sized producer of medical utensils, reviews some of the problems which the company experienced in connection with the system built up during ISO 9001 certification, and the re-engineering efforts which were performed in order to relieve these problems...

  2. La actividad transcripcional de NF-kB es diferencialmente regulada por dominios especificos del coactivador TIF2 Different enzymatic activities recruitment by specific domains of TIF2 are involved in NF-kB transactivation

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    Ignacio M. Nojek

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Demostramos previamente que la sobreexpresión de coactivadores de receptores nucleares aumenta la actividad NF-kB en forma dosis dependiente. Se estudió el mecanismo por el cual el coactivador TIF2 regula la actividad de NF-kB. Determinamos que: 1 el inhibidor específico de p38 disminuye al 50% la actividad transcripcional de NF-kB, aún en células que sobreexpresan distintas deleciones de TIF2; 2 existe interacción física directa de TIF2 con p38; y RelA determinada a través de ensayos de unión con proteína traducida in vitro; 3 TIF2 es sustrato de p38; 4 mediante ensayos de unión con extractos proteicos de células HEK 293 estimuladas o no con TNF-a 20 ng/ml existe interacción física de TIF2 con IKK, e IkBa sólo en condiciones basales. Este complejo que contiene a NF-kB regula su actividad y la expresión de genes blanco de este factor de transcripción en un contexto fisiológico determinado dependiendo del contenido del complejo coactivador.We have previously shown that nuclear receptor coactivator overexpression significantly enhanced NF-kB activity in a dose response manner. We studied the mechanism by which TIF2 regulates NF-kB activity. We determined that: 1 the p38 specific inhibitor reduces 50% NF-kB transcriptional activity, even in cells that overexpress distinct TIF2 deletions; 2 there is a physical interaction between TIF2 and p38 and RelA determined through in vitro translated protein bindind assays; 3 TIF2 is a p38 substrate; 4 there is a physical interaction between TIF2 and IKK in TNF-a 20 ng/ml stimulated or not HEK 293 cell protein extract, and IkB only in basal conditions, determined by binding pull down assays. This NF-kB complex regulates its activity and targets gene expression in a determined physiologic context depending on the coactivator complex content.

  3. Implementace normy ISO 14001 v průmyslovém podniku

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    HOUZIM, Pavel

    2013-01-01

    The work deals with the implementation of an environmental management system according to ISO 14001 in a particular enterprise. The aim was to design an appropriate way of implementation of ISO 14001 certifications topped successful.

  4. [Efforts to achieve and effects of acquiring ISO 15189 in Tokushima University Hospital].

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    Shono, Kazuko; Kishi, Misako; Satou, Mituyo; Nagamine, Yasunori; Doi, Tosio

    2009-12-01

    The medical laboratory of Tokushima University Hospital acquired ISO 15189, an international standard for medical laboratories, on July 6th, 2007, resulting in it achieving the 24th place in Japan and 5th place among national university hospitals. The first surveillance was just performed on October 6th, 2008. Tokushima University Hospital, in which our medical laboratory is included as one section, already succeeded in acquiring ISO 9001, PrivacyMark System, and Quality Health Care ver. 5 before accomplishing ISO 15189. To achieve ISO 15189, we prepared documents based on ISO 9001 without any consultation, resulting in a review of the difference between ISO 9001 and ISO 15189 after the preliminary survey. Although achieving ISO 15189 resulted in an improvement in the reliability of laboratory results and accuracy, leading to the development of our technical skills and awareness, and sharing of knowledge, we consider that the considerable investment of time to prepare the requirements remains to be overcome. PMID:20077817

  5. Building a performance measurement internal auditing framework for the ISO 9001 quality management system

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    Gutierrez Alcantara, Flor Monica

    2013-01-01

    During the last two decades, ISO 9000 standards have become one of the most important management approaches in the world. Currently, the standards are used by more than one million companies in more than 170 countries. ISO 9001 audits are the most widely used performance measurement (PM) method to assess ISO 9001 quality management systems (QMS). However, in recent years the effectiveness of ISO 9001 quality auditing has been questioned for: (1) only focusing on compliance; (2) failing to det...

  6. A Comparative Study of Two Endemic Isoëtes Species from South Italy

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    Ernandes, Paola; Marchiori, Silvano

    2012-01-01

    Two Isoëtes taxa (Isoëtaceae, Pteridophyta) have recently been described in Puglia and Sicily (south Italy). Though morphologically similar (Ernandes, 2011), they differ in diagnostic characters and habitat preferences. In this paper, we highlight the differences and similarities between Isoëtes iapygia Ernandes, Beccarisi et Zuccarello (Ernandes et al., 2010) and Isoëtes todaroana Troia et Raimondo (Troia and Raimondo, 2009). Individuals are described in terms of selected diagnostic characte...

  7. Management Technologies - Are they worth it? A normative study of ISO 9001 and Project Management

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    Kavanagh, Donncha; Naughton, Ed; Corkery, Elaine; O'Sullivan, Kathleen

    2009-01-01

    This research inquires into the value of two common 'management technologies', namely ISO 9001 and project management. To avoid certain methodological problems, we study the value of these micro-level practices by inductively analysing macro-level data, specifically the intensity of project management and ISO 9001 certification (termed project management score and ISO 9001 score) in different countries against national measures of wealth and innovation. There is no correlation between ISO 900...

  8. ISOE-Newsletter / Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung. 2014, 2

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    2014-01-01

    Medikamenten-Entsorgung: Verbraucherwissen mangelhaft +++ Ärztefortbildung zu Arzneimittelrückständen im Wasser +++ Neues Leitungsteam am ISOE +++ Save the Date: ISOE-Tagung im November +++ Umweltzeichen Blauer Engel soll zeitgemäßer werden +++ ISOE ist Gastgeber für die Gewinner des Science Forums „Green Talents“ 2014 +++ ISOE evaluiert Wasser-Partnerschaften in Afrika +++ Weltweit größte Anlage zum alternativen Abwassermanagement in China +++ Die Zukunft des Fahrrads: Abschlussveranstaltung...

  9. Management Technologies - Are they worth it? A normative study of ISO 9001 and Project Management

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    Kavanagh, Donncha; Naughton, Ed; Corkery, Elaine; O'Sullivan, Kathleen

    2009-01-01

    This research inquires into the value of two common ‘management technologies’, namely ISO 9001 and project management. To avoid certain methodological problems, we study the value of these micro-level practices by inductively analysing macro-level data, specifically the intensity of project management and ISO 9001 certification (termed project management score and ISO 9001 score) in different countries against national measures of wealth and innovation. There is no correlation between ISO 900...

  10. New Standard ISO 9001:2015 and its Effect on Organisations

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    Medić, Srđan; Karlović, Biljana; Cindrić, Zrinko

    2016-01-01

    ISO 9001 is the international standard which specifies requirements for quality management systems (QMS). Organisations implement requirements of the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It is the most popular standard of the ISO 9000 series and the only standard in the series to which organisations can certify. The new version of ISO 9001 was released in September 2015 and changes made in ISO 900...

  11. ISO9001 Certification in UK Organisations A comparative study of motivations and impacts.

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    McCrosson, Scott; Cano, Michele; O'Neill, Eileen; Kobi, Abdessamad

    2013-01-01

    Since its introduction in 1987 the ISO 9000 series of standards has become a worldwide success, with it now considered as the minimum standard for a quality management system. The number of ISO 9001 certified companies is increasingly annually. This paper presents the results of research aimed at assessing if the motives for obtaining ISO 9001 certification, and the perceived impacts to be derived from ISO 9001 certification, are seen to vary across different industrial sectors. The study use...

  12. Cosmic water traced by Europe's space telescope ISO

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    In retracing this history, ISO also observes water in the form of ice in cooler regions around the stars, and in the dust surrounding young stars, from which planets could evolve. Comets represent an intermediate stage in planet-building, and they contain much water ice. According to one hypothesis the newly formed Earth received some of its water directly from impacting comets. Water vapour in the Earth's atmosphere has prevented telescopes on the ground from detecting the water vapour among the stars, except in very unusual circumstances. ISO orbiting in space escapes the impediment of the atmosphere. Excellent onboard instruments register the characteristic infrared signatures of water vapour, water ice and many other materials. When ISO scrutinizes selected objects, it detects emissions or absorptions of infrared rays at particular wavelengths, or "lines" in a spectrum, which reveal the presence of identifiable atoms, molecules and solids. The Short Wavelength Specrometer and the Long Wavelength Spectrometer provide detailed chemical diagnoses, and the photometer ISOPHOT and camera ISOCAM also have important spectroscopic capabilities. Examples of water detection were among many topics reviewed at the First ISO Science Workshop held at ESA's Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands (29-31 May) when 300 astronomers from Europe, the USA and Japan gathered to assess results from ISO since its launch on 17 November 1995. The Long Wavelength Spectrometer has made remarkable observations of water-vapour lines in the vicinity of dying stars and in star-forming regions. So has the Short Wavelength Spectrometer, which also detects water ice. The photometer lSOPHOT has registered water ice in a large number of objects. Although fascinated by the natural history of water in the cosmos, astronomers have more technical reasons for welcoming ISO's observations. They can use thc details in a spectrum to reduce the abundance of water and its

  13. Thermodynamic Study for Conformal Phase in Large Nf Gauge Theory

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    Miura, Kohtaroh

    2011-01-01

    We investigate the chiral phase transition at finite temperature (T) in colour SU(3) Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) with six species of fermions (Nf = 6) in the fundamental representation. The simulations have been performed by using lattice QCD with improved staggered fermions. The critical couplings (bc) for the chiral phase transition are observed for several temporal extensions Nt, and the two-loop asymptotic scaling of the dimensionless ratio Tc/Lambda_L (Lambda_L = Lattice Lambda-parameter) is found to be achieved for Nt >= 6. Further, we collect bc at Nf = 0 (quenched), and Nf = 4 at a fixed Nt = 6 as well as Nf = 8 at Nt = 6 and 12, the latter relying on our earlier study. The results are consistent with enhanced fermionic screening at larger Nf. The ratio Tc/Lambda_L depends very mildly on Nf in the Nf = 0-4 region, begins increasing at Nf = 6, and significantly grows up at Nf = 8, as Nf reaches to the edge of the conformal window. We discuss the interrelation of the results with preconformal dynamics ...

  14. RelA Ser276 Phosphorylation Is Required for Activation of a Subset of NF-κB-Dependent Genes by Recruiting Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 9/Cyclin T1 Complexes▿ †

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    Nowak, David E.; Tian, Bing; Jamaluddin, Mohammad; Boldogh, Istvan; Vergara, Leoncio A.; Choudhary, Sanjeev; Allan R Brasier

    2008-01-01

    NF-κB plays a central role in cytokine-inducible inflammatory gene expression. Previously we empirically determined the identity of 92 members of the genetic network under direct NF-κB/RelA control that show marked heterogeneity in magnitude of transcriptional induction and kinetics of peak activation. To investigate this network further, we have applied a recently developed two-step chromatin immunoprecipitation assay that accurately reflects association and disassociation of RelA binding to...

  15. 75 FR 3228 - Notice of Commission Staff Attendance at Midwest ISO Meetings

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Commission Staff Attendance at Midwest ISO Meetings January 12... Commission staff may attend the following Midwest ISO-related meetings: Advisory Committee (10 a.m.-3 p.m... October 20 November 17 December 1 Midwest ISO Informational Forum (3 p.m.-5 p.m., ET) January 19...

  16. 76 FR 4104 - Notice of Commission Staff Attendance at Midwest ISO Meetings

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    2011-01-24

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Commission Staff Attendance at Midwest ISO Meetings January 13... Commission staff may attend the following Midwest ISO-related meetings during the 2011 year: Advisory.... Paul, MN) September 14 October 19 November 16 December 6 Midwest ISO Informational Forum (3 p.m.-5...

  17. 75 FR 16096 - New England Power Generators Association Inc., Complainant v. ISO New England Inc., Respondent...

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission New England Power Generators Association Inc., Complainant v. ISO New England Inc., Respondent; ISO New England Inc. and New England Power Pool; Notice of Complaint March 24... Generators Association Inc. (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against ISO New England Inc....

  18. 78 FR 38027 - ISO New England Inc.; Notice of Initiation of Proceeding and Refund Effective Date

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission ISO New England Inc.; Notice of Initiation of Proceeding and Refund... determine the justness and reasonableness of section III.A.15 of Appendix A of ISO New England Inc.'s existing tariff. Dominion Energy Marketing, Inc. and ISO New England Inc., 143 FERC ] 61,233 (2013)....

  19. Juhtimissüsteemide selgroog. Lean ning ISO - terviklahendused tootmise haldamiseks / Anton Ovsjankin

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    Ovsjankin, Anton

    2011-01-01

    Kasvanud on juurutatavate Lean ja ISO süsteemide arv, kuid on kasvanud ka nende juurutamise ja arendamisega seotud ebaõnnestumiste arv. Põhjustest, miks jäävad paljud Leani ja ISO juurutanud ettevõtted ilma lubatud tulemusteta. Leani ja ISO haldamiseks vajalikest teguritest

  20. ISO sertifikaat kuulutab tootja mainet üle maailma / Ain Alvela

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    Alvela, Ain, 1967-

    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 12. apr. lk. 24-25. ISO standardi rakendamine tagab toodangu kvaliteedi ja annab firmale usaldusväärsuse. Kommenteerib Ain Noormägi. Vt. samas: ISO 9001; ISO 14 001; Universaalne standard kohandub ettevõtte vajadustega

  1. Antioxidant mechanisms of iso-6-cassine in suppressing seizures induced by pilocarpine

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    Rivelilson Mendes de Freitas

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant effects of 12-[(2R,5R,6R-5-hydroxy-6-methylpiperidin-2-yl]dodecan-2-one (iso-6-cassine; ISO and the anticonvulsant effects of ISO on pilocarpine-induced seizures in rats. Wistar rats were treated with 0.9% saline (i.p., control group, pilocarpine (400 mg/kg, i.p., pilocarpine group, and the association of ISO (1.0 mg/kg, i.p. plus pilocarpine (400 mg/kg, i.p., 30 min after administration of ISO (ISO plus pilocarpine group. After the treatments all groups were observed for 1h. The antioxidant effect of ISO on the pilocarpine model was assessed by determining the activity of glutathione peroxidase (GPx, glutathione-S-transferase (GST and catalase (CAT as well as the levels of reactive species (RS and lipid peroxidation (LP. In vitro, ISO (5 μM reduced RS and LP. ISO (1.0 mg/kg and abolished seizures and death induced by pilocarpine in rats. ISO protected against the increase in the RS and LP levels, GST activity as well as the inhibition of GPx activity caused by pilocarpine. In addition, ISO increased the catalase activity in hippocampus of seized rats. In conclusion, the dta suggest that ISO can present anticonvulsant and antioxidant properties in the pilocarpine model of seizures in rats.

  2. Spectroscopic and computational studies of matrix-isolated iso-CHBr3: Structure, properties, and photochemistry of iso-bromoform

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    Iso-polyhalomethanes are known reactive intermediates that play a pivotal role in the photochemistry of halomethanes in condensed phases. In this work, iso-bromoform (iso-CHBr3) and its deuterated isotopomer were characterized by matrix isolation infrared and UV/visible spectroscopy, supported by ab initio and density functional theory calculations, to further probe the structure, spectroscopy, and photochemistry of this important intermediate. Selected wavelength laser irradiation of CHBr3 isolated in Ar or Ne matrices at ∼5 K yielded iso-CHBr3; the observed infrared and UV/visible absorptions are in excellent agreement with computational predictions, and the energies of various stationary points on the CHBr3 potential energy surface were characterized computationally using high-level methods in combination with correlation consistent basis sets. These calculations show that, while the corresponding minima lie ∼200 kJ/mol above the global CHBr3 minimum, the isomer is bound by some 60 kJ/mol in the gas phase with respect to the CHBr2+ Br asymptote. The photochemistry of iso-CHBr3 was investigated by selected wavelength laser irradiation into the intense S0→ S3 transition, which resulted in back photoisomerization to CHBr3. Intrinsic reaction coordinate calculations confirmed the existence of a first-order saddle point connecting the two isomers, which lies energetically below the threshold of the radical channel. Subsequently, natural bond orbital analysis and natural resonance theory were used to characterize the important resonance structures of the isomer and related stationary points, which demonstrate that the isomerization transition state represents a crossover from dominantly covalent to dominantly ionic bonding. In condensed phases, the ion-pair dominated isomerization transition state structure is preferentially stabilized, so that the barrier to isomerization is lowered.

  3. Nuclear NF-κB p65 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells correlates with urinary MCP-1, RANTES and the severity of type 2 diabetic nephropathy.

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    Bin Yi

    Full Text Available AIMS: To investigate if nuclear NF-κB p65 expression in ex vivo isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells correlates with urinary MCP-1 or RANTES and the severity of type 2 diabetic nephropathy. METHODS: According to their urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (uACR, 107 patients with type 2 diabetes (eGFR >60 ml/min were divided into normal albuminuria group (DN0 group, 38 cases, microalbuminuria group (DN1 group, 38 cases, and macroalbuminuria group (DN2 group, 31 cases, compared with matched healthy normal control group (NC group, 30 cases. Nuclear NF-κB p65 protein expression levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cells were detected by western blotting. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to detect NF-κB p65 mRNA expression and ELISA assay was used to detect the levels of urinary MCP-1 and RANTES. RESULTS: Nuclear NF-κB p65 protein and NF-κB p65 mRNA expression levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cells, urinary MCP-1/Cr and RANTES/Cr were all significantly higher in all diabetes groups as compared with NC group. In particular, the increase of nuclear NF-κB p65 protein and NF-κB p65 mRNA expressions, urinary MCP-1/Cr and RANTES/Cr all correlated with the severity of type 2 diabetic nephropathy as indicated by the increase in uACR. Pearson correlation analysis indicated that both urinary MCP-1/Cr and RANTES/Cr were positively correlated with nuclear NF-κB p65 protein or NF-κB p65 mRNA levels. Stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that nuclear NF-κB p65 protein or NF-κB p65 mRNA was an independent variable for urinary MCP-1/Cr, and MCP-1/Cr and RANTES/Cr were two independent variables for uACR. CONCLUSION: Our research demonstrates that nuclear NF-κB p65 protein and mRNA expressions in ex vivo isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells well correlate with urinary MCP-1/Cr, RANTES/Cr and the severity of type 2 diabetic nephropathy.

  4. Case Study:Adoption of ISO9001 in Post Enterprise%邮政企业推行ISO9001标准案例探析

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    乔光路

    2007-01-01

    文章结合江苏省宝应县邮政的实际,分析了邮政企业推行ISO9001标准的可行性与必要性,介绍了宝应县邮政推行ISO9001标准取得的实效,探讨了推行ISO9001标准需注意的问题.

  5. New Thinking on Quality Management Standards——Interview with Dr.Gary Cort, the Chair of ISO/TC 176

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    2011-01-01

    China Standardization:We know that ISO/TC 176 is one of the most important and influential technical committees of ISO,ISO 9000 family standards developed by ISO/TC 176 are well-known worldwide and set a successful example for international standards promotion and application,would you please tell us about the Scope of ISO/TC 176,and the global impact of ISO 9000 family standards developed by ISO/TC 176.Gary Cort:ISO/TC 176 is responsible for a suite of quality managemeng system standards including ISO 9000,ISO 9001,and ISO 9004.

  6. RTP801 regulates maneb- and mancozeb-induced cytotoxicity via NF-κB.

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    Cheng, Shu-Yuan; Oh, Seon; Velasco, Marcela; Ta, Christine; Montalvo, Jessica; Calderone, Alyssa

    2014-07-01

    Environmental factors have been implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. Maneb (MB) and mancozeb (MZ) have been extensively used as pesticides. Exposure to MB lowers the threshold for dopaminergic damage triggered by 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine. MB and MZ potentiate 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridium (MPP(+))-induced cytotoxicity in rat pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells partially via nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) activation. RTP801 dramatically increased by oxidative stresses and DNA damage is the possible mechanism of neurotoxins-induced cell death in many studies. This study demonstrated that MB and MZ induced DNA damage as seen in comet assay. The expressions of RTP801 protein and mRNA were elevated after MB and MZ exposures. By knocking down RTP801 using shRNA, we demonstrated that NF-κB activation by MB and MZ was regulated by RTP801 and cell death triggered by MB and MZ was associated with RTP801 elevation. This revealed that the toxic mechanisms of dithiocarbamates are via the cross talk between RTP801 and NF-κB. PMID:24764117

  7. Dengue Virus Infection Induced NF-kB-dependent Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Production

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    Lien-Cheng Chen

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Dengue virus (DV infection can cause mild dengue fever or severe dengue hemorrhage fever and dengue shock syndrome. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF is a cytokine that plays an important role in the modulation of inflammatory and immune responses and serum levels of MIF are correlated with disease severity in dengue patients. However, the mechanism that induces MIF production during DV infection is unclear. In this study, we showed that DV infection, but not UV-inactivated DV stimulation, dose-and time-dependently induced MIF secretion in human A649 epithelial cells. MIF promoter assays and RT-PCR demonstrated that MIF gene transcription was activated during DV infection. Furthermore, DV infection induced NF-kB activation, and the NF-kB inhibitors dexamethasone and curcumin inhibited DV-induced MIF production. Finally, we found that different cells have different abilities to release MIF after DV infection. Interestingly, DV infection and MIF production in the human monocytic cell line THP-1 and peripheral blood mononuclear cells increased in the presence of antibodies against DV. Taken together, these results suggest that DV infection of human cells induces NF-kB activation and MIF production, which can be increased in the presence of pre-existing antibodies.

  8. A genome-wide siRNA screen reveals positive and negative regulators of the NOD2 and NF-κB signaling pathways.

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    Warner, Neil; Burberry, Aaron; Franchi, Luigi; Kim, Yun-Gi; McDonald, Christine; Sartor, Maureen A; Núñez, Gabriel

    2013-01-15

    The cytoplasmic receptor NOD2 (nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain 2) senses peptidoglycan fragments and triggers host defense pathways, including activation of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) signaling, which lead to inflammatory immune responses. Dysregulation of NOD2 signaling is associated with inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn's disease and Blau syndrome. We used a genome-wide small interfering RNA screen to identify regulators of the NOD2 signaling pathway. Several genes associated with Crohn's disease risk were identified in the screen. A comparison of candidates from this screen with other "omics" data sets revealed interconnected networks of genes implicated in NF-κB signaling, thus supporting a role for NOD2 and NF-κB pathways in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease. Many of these regulators were validated in secondary assays, such as measurement of interleukin-8 secretion, which is partially dependent on NF-κB. Knockdown of putative regulators in human embryonic kidney 293 cells followed by stimulation with tumor necrosis factor-α revealed that most of the genes identified were general regulators of NF-κB signaling. Overall, the genes identified here provide a resource to facilitate the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms that regulate NOD2- and NF-κB-mediated inflammation. PMID:23322906

  9. Prediction of Time, Cost and Effort needed for software organizations to transit from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. : A Survey

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    Somaraju, Dilip

    2016-01-01

    Context. Several quality standards have been developed over the years in order to define quality metrics for an organization’s product and even processes. One of the famous standards among them is the ISO 9000 standards which started several years ago. Since its beginning, ISO standards have seen several upgrades. Currently ISO 9001:2008 is in use which is being upgraded to ISO 9001: 2015. Companies have to migrate to the new scheme within three years of the prescribed time in order to retain...

  10. ISO 9000 Family Standards in China——Interview with Wang Zhongmin, President of CNIS, at ISO/TC 176 Meeting

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    2011-01-01

    China Standardization:Could you please talk about the promotion and development of ISO 9000 family standards in China?Wang Zhongmin:China began the implementation of national standards equivalent to ISO 9000-1987 on August 1,1989.On December 2,1989,CSBTS/TC 151 was established responsible for the development,revision,promotion and implementation of national standards concerning quality management and quality assurance,coordinating with ISO/TC 176.China started the implementation of equivalent national standards in 1992,converted ISO 9000 series standards respectively in 1994,2000 and 2008,and made great efforts in promotion and implementation of those standards.

  11. 正确宣传ISO9001:2000和ISO14001认证--ISO新指南介绍

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    2004-01-01

    @@ 2003年底,ISO发布了有关正确宣传ISO9001:2000质量管理体系认证和ISO 14001环境管理体系认证的新指南,名称为"宣传你的ISO9001:2000和ISO 14001认证".该指南是为了指导组织向其受益方(包括组织的员工、顾客和商业伙伴)和公众正确宣传其认证的情况.

  12. ISO 14001 and OSHMS certifications of Fengshen Tire Co.,Ltd%以"互动共进式"实施ISO 14001和OSHMS认证

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    2004-01-01

    阐述ISO 14001环境管理体系和职业安全健康管理体系(OSHMS)认证的意义及以互动共进式实施ISO14001和OSHMS的理论基础.ISO 14001和OSHMS条款一一对应,审核和认证过程基本相同.介绍风神轮胎股份有限公司以互动共进式进行ISO 14001和OSHMS认证的具体过程.

  13. Isorhamnetin augments the anti-tumor effect of capeciatbine through the negative regulation of NF-κB signaling cascade in gastric cancer.

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    Manu, Kanjoormana A; Shanmugam, Muthu K; Ramachandran, Lalitha; Li, Feng; Siveen, Kodappully Sivaraman; Chinnathambi, Arunachalam; Zayed, M E; Alharbi, Sulaiman Ali; Arfuso, Frank; Kumar, Alan Prem; Ahn, Kwang Seok; Sethi, Gautam

    2015-07-10

    Development of drug resistance to standard chemotherapy is a common phenomenon that leads to poor prognosis in patients. Thus, novel agents that can attenuate chemoresistance are urgently needed. Therefore, we analyzed whether isorhamnetin (IH), a 3'-O-methylated metabolite of quercetin, can enhance the potential efficacy of capecitabine in gastric cancer. The potential effect of IH on viability was analyzed by MTT assay, apoptosis by flow cytometric analysis, and NF-κB activation by DNA binding as well as Western blot assays. The in vivo effect of IH was also examined on the growth of subcutaneously implanted tumors in nude mice. IH inhibited the viability, potentiated the apoptotic effects of capecitabine, abrogated NF-κB activation, and suppressed the expression of various NF-κB regulated gene products in tumor cells. In a gastric cancer xenograft model, administration of IH alone (1 mg/kg body weight, i.p.) significantly suppressed the tumor growth alone as well as in combination with capecitabine. IH further reduced NF-κB activation and the expression of various proliferative and oncogenic biomarkers in tumor tissues. Overall, our results demonstrate that IH can significantly enhance the anti-tumor effects of capecitabine through the negative regulation of NF-κB regulated oncogenic genes. PMID:25827070

  14. Cirhin up-regulates a canonical NF-κB element through strong interaction with Cirip/HIVEP1

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    North American Indian childhood cirrhosis (NAIC/CIRH1A) is a severe autosomal recessive intrahepatic cholestasis. All NAIC patients have a homozygous mutation in CIRH1A that changes conserved Arg565 to Trp (R565W) in Cirhin, a nucleolar protein of unknown function. Subcellular localization is unaffected by the mutation. Yeast two-hybrid screening identified Cirip (Cirhin interaction protein) and found that interaction between Cirip and R565W-Cirhin was weakened. Co-immunoprecipitation of the two proteins from nuclear extracts of HeLa cells strongly supports the yeast two hybrid results. Cirip has essentially the same sequence as the C-terminal of HIVEP1, a regulator of a canonical NF-κB sequence. Since Cirip has the zinc fingers required for this interaction, we developed an in vitro assay based on this element in mammalian cells to demonstrate functional Cirhin-Cirip interaction. The strong positive effect of Cirip on the NF-κB sequence was further increased by both Cirhin and R565W-Cirhin. Importantly, the effect of R565W-Cirhin was weaker than that of the wild type protein. We observed increased levels of Cirhin-Cirip complex in nuclear extracts in the presence of this NF-κB sequence. Our hypothesis is that Cirhin is a transcriptional regulatory factor of this NF-κB sequence and could be a participant in the regulation of other genes with NF-κB responsive elements. Since the activities of genes regulated through NF-κB responsive elements are especially important during development, this interaction may be a key to explain the perinatal appearance of NAIC.

  15. Effects of vitamin E on the NF-κB pathway in rats treated with the peroxisome proliferator, ciprofibrate

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    Peroxisome proliferators (PPs) are a diverse group of nongenotoxic compounds, which induce hepatic tumors in rodents. The mechanisms leading to hepatic tumors have not been elucidated, but oxidative stress may play a role in the process. Previous studies in our laboratory have shown that peroxisome proliferators activate the transcription factor nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and that this activation is mediated at least in part by oxidative stress. We therefore hypothesized that increased dietary vitamin E would decrease NF-κB DNA binding in rodents treated with ciprofibrate (CIP). In this study, 36 male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a purified diet containing varying levels of vitamin E (10, 50, 250 ppm α-tocopherol acetate). After 28 days on the purified diet, seven animals per vitamin E group received 0.01% CIP in the diet for 10 days. Electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSAs) showed that CIP treatment increased DNA binding of NF-κB. Increased dietary α-tocopherol acetate inhibited CIP-induced NF-κB DNA binding. Because NF-κB translocates to the nucleus upon the phosphorylation and degradation of inhibitor of IκB, we also used Western blots to measure cytosolic protein levels of IκBα and IκBβ, and the IκB kinases, IKKα and IKKβ. IκBα protein levels were decreased in all three CIP-treated groups, with the 10 ppm vitamin E diet also decreasing IκBα levels in control rats. No difference in IκBβ protein levels was observed among any of the groups. The CIP-treated rats generally had lower protein levels of IKKα and IKKβ. This study supports our working hypothesis that an increased antioxidant environment can inhibit CIP-mediated NF-κB induction

  16. NF-κB plays a key role in microcystin-RR-induced HeLa cell proliferation and apoptosis.

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    Chen, Liang; Zhang, Xin; Chen, Jun; Zhang, Xuezhen; Fan, Huihui; Li, Shangchun; Xie, Ping

    2014-09-01

    Microcystins (MCs) are well-known cyanobacterial toxins produced in eutrophic waters and can act as potential carcinogens and have caused serious risk to human health. However, pleiotropic even paradoxical actions of cells exposure to MCs have been reported, and the mechanisms of MC-induced tumorigenesis and apoptosis are still unknown. In this study, we performed the first comprehensive in vitro investigation on carcinogenesis associated with nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and its downstream genes in HeLa cells (Human cervix adenocarcinoma cell line from epithelial cells) exposure to MC-RR. HeLa cells were treated with 0, 20, 40, 60, and 80 µg/mL MC-RR for 4, 8, 12, and 24 h. HeLa cells presented dualistic responses to different doses of MCs. CCK8 assay showed that MC-RR exposure evidently enhanced cell viability of HeLa cells at lower MCs doses. Cell cycle and apoptosis analysis revealed that lower MCs doses promoted G1/S transition and cell proliferation while higher doses of MCs induced apoptosis, with a dose-dependent manner. Electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA) revealed that MC-RR could increase/decrease NF-κB activity at lower/higher MC-RR doses, respectively. Furthermore, the expression of NF-κB downstream target genes including c-FLIP, cyclinD1, c-myc, and c-IAP2 showed the same variation trend as NF-κB activity both at mRNA and protein levels, which were induced by lower doses of MC-RR and suppressed by higher doses. Our data verified for the first time that NF-κB pathway may mediate MC-induced cell proliferation and apoptosis and provided a better understanding of the molecular mechanism for potential carcinogenicity of MC-RR. PMID:24932741

  17. VEGF is upregulated by hypoxia-induced mitogenic factor via the PI-3K/Akt-NF-κB signaling pathway

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    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hypoxia-induced mitogenic factor (HIMF is developmentally regulated and plays an important role in lung pathogenesis. We initially found that HIMF promotes vascular tubule formation in a matrigel plug model. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms which HIMF enhances expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF in lung tissues and epithelial cells. Methods Recombinant HIMF protein was intratracheally instilled into adult mouse lungs, VEGF expression was examined by immunohistochemical staining and Western blot. The promoter-luciferase reporter assay, RT-PCR, and Western blot were performed to examine the effects of HIMF on VEGF expression in mouse lung epithelial cell line MLE-12. The activation of NF-kappa B (NF-κB and phosphorylation of Akt, IKK and IκBα were examined by luciferase assay and Western blot, respectively. Results Intratracheal instillation of HIMF protein resulted in significant increase of VEGF, mainly localized to airway epithelial and alveolar type II cells. Deletion of NF-κB binding sites within VEGF promoter abolished HIMF-induced VEGF expression in MLE-12 cells, suggesting that activation of NF-κB is essential for VEGF upregulation induced by HIMF. Stimulation of lung epithelial cells by HIMF resulted in phosphorylation of IKK and IκBα, leading to activation of NF-κB. In addition, HIMF strongly induced Akt phosphorylation, and suppression of Akt activation by specific inhibitors and dominant negative mutants for PI-3K, and IKK or IκBα blocked HIMF-induced NF-κB activation and attenuated HIMF-induced VEGF production. Conclusion These results suggest that HIMF enhances VEGF production in mouse lung epithelial cells in a PI-3K/Akt-NF-κB signaling pathway-dependent manner, and may play critical roles in pulmonary angiogenesis.

  18. ISO(4,1) symmetry in the EFT of inflation

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    In DBI inflation the cubic action is a particular linear combination of the two, otherwise independent, cubic operators π-dot 3 and π-dot (∂iπ)2. We show that in the Effective Field Theory (EFT) of inflation this is a consequence of an approximate 5D Poincar and apos;e symmetry, ISO(4,1), non-linearly realized by the Goldstone π. This symmetry uniquely fixes, at lowest order in derivatives, all correlation functions in terms of the speed of sound cs. In the limit cs → 1, the ISO(4,1) symmetry reduces to the Galilean symmetry acting on π. On the other hand, we point out that the non-linear realization of SO(4,2), the isometry group of 5D AdS space, does not fix the cubic action in terms of cs

  19. Why did ISO 9001:2008 system fail to deliver?

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    Langford, Melvyn

    2014-02-01

    This article is based on an actual investigation undertaken, and summarises the subsequent report's findings and observations. It has been anonymised for obvious reasons. In May 2013 an analysis was undertaken by a multidisciplinary team that compared an NHS Trust estates department's managerial systems against the NHS national recommendations. The conclusions stated that: 'There was a systemic failure across a large number of topics generating intolerable/substantial risks to the organisation, its staff, and patients; this despite the department's managerial systems being accredited to the International Standard ISO 9001:2008'. The natural question raised when presented with this demonstrable and auditable evidence was: 'Why did the ISO 9001:2008 system fail?' PMID:24620489

  20. Dyonic ISO(7) supergravity and the duality hierarchy

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    Guarino, Adolfo; Varela, Oscar

    2016-02-01

    Motivated by its well defined higher dimensional origin, a detailed study of D = 4 {N}=8 supergravity with a dyonically gauged ISO(7)=SO(7)ltimes {{R}}^7 gauge group is performed. We write down the Lagrangian and describe the tensor and duality hierarchies, focusing on an interesting subsector with closed field equations and supersymmetry transformations. We then truncate the {N}=8 theory to some smaller sectors with {N}=2 and {N}=1 supersymmetry and SU(3), G2 and SO(4) bosonic symmetry. Canonical and superpotential formulations for these sectors are given, and their vacuum structure and spectra is analysed. Unlike the purely electric ISO(7) gauging, the dyonic gauging displays a rich structure of vacua, all of them AdS. We recover all previously known ones and find a new {N}=1 vacuum with SU(3) symmetry and various non-supersymmetric vacua, all of them stable within the full {N}=8 theory.

  1. The development of ISO freight containers as IP-2 packagings

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    Design specifications were developed for ISO freight containers to meet the requirements of the transport regulations in the 1985 Edition of IAEA SS6, and to maximize the technical and commercial benefits offered to consignors by this type of container for the transport and handling of bulk LSA/SCO materials. A range of IP-2 ISO freight containers have been designed and built to these specifications and are in use in the UK. This paper discusses the regulatory considerations which had to be reviewed and interpreted in developing freight containers as Industrial Package Type 2 (IP-2) packagings and the development of performance standards to meet the regulatory requirements. Outline details of the packages developed are indicated together with examples of handling equipment developed to facilitate loading and unloading. (J.P.N.)

  2. Quality control with R an ISO standards approach

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    Cano, Emilio L; Prieto Corcoba, Mariano

    2015-01-01

    Presenting a practitioner's guide to capabilities and best practices of quality control systems using the R programming language, this volume emphasizes accessibility and ease-of-use through detailed explanations of R code as well as standard statistical methodologies. In the interest of reaching the widest possible audience of quality-control professionals and statisticians, examples throughout are structured to simplify complex equations and data structures, and to demonstrate their applications to quality control processes, such as ISO standards. The volume balances its treatment of key aspects of quality control, statistics, and programming in R, making the text accessible to beginners and expert quality control professionals alike. Several appendices serve as useful references for ISO standards and common tasks performed while applying quality control with R.

  3. The economic repercussions of ISO 14001 environmental certification

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    CONCEPCIÓN GARCÉS AYERBE

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available This study is an empirical contrast on the effect that the announcement of the gaining of ISO 14001 certification by a firm has on its market value. The analysis is based on a sample of 80 observations of environmental quality certification of the shop-floor systems or processes of large Spanish companies listed on the continuous trading market of the Madrid Stock Exchange in the period from 1996-2002. Results were obtained by use of Event Study methodology and they showed that ISO 14001 certification does not represent a sufficiently clear sign of environmental proactivity to generate expectations of long-term efficiency and profits in the capital market.

  4. The Implementation of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

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    Abdullah Haslinda

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the benefits of implementing ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS, employees’ responses towards the implementation of EMS, the reasons for resisting the implementation and the challenges encountered by top management in implementing EMS were explored. A questionnaire survey to 97 ISO 14001 certified manufacturing companies in the State of Selangor was conducted. The findings showed that improved corporate image is the most substantial benefit brought by implementing EMS. A majority of the respondents were optimistic and they believed the implementation of EMS was good to the company and it benefited them. The top three reasons for resisting the implementation of EMS were employee’s preference to stay at status quo, employees were haunted by the past failures in EMS and fear of the unknown. The findings also indicated three major challenges encountered by top management in the implementation of EMS are top management commitment towards the implementation, identification of environmental aspect, impact and legal compliance.

  5. ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY MODEL BASED ON ISO 14000 MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Worldwide corporations, as well as their stakeholders, are more conscious of the need for environmental management, SR behaviour, and sustainable growth and development. International Standards are becoming more significant for corporations to work towards common environmental management practices. ISO 14001 is the first and the broadest standard intended at a more responsible approach of corporations and the world’s most acknowledged framework for environmental management systems that assists corporations to better manage the effect of their activities on the environment. This article aims to study ISO 14001 implementation and its effects on the environmental responsibility. A model will be built, which covers the environmental management system, the components of organizational culture, being able to influence environmental standards implementation.

  6. ISO/CD 14001:200X标准的主要变化

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    李缅英; 陶佳宁

    2003-01-01

    @@ ISO 19011《质量和/或环境管理体系审核指南》已经发布.这个标准,替代了ISO 14000系列标准中的三个: [1]《ISO 14010:1996环境审核指南通用原则》; [2]《ISO 14011:1996环境审核指南审核程序》; [3]《ISO 14012:1996环境审核指南环境审核员资格要求》.

  7. Implementing or updating ISO 9001 for small and medium-sized enterprises

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    Röyttä, Juuso

    2016-01-01

    ISO 9001 standard sets the requirements for quality management system. There were one million certified companies in the world in 2014 for ISO 9001. In September 2015, ISO organization published a new revision for ISO 9001. With the new revision, companies in the world have three year transition time starting from September 2015. The objective of my thesis is find out what the small and medium-sized companies need to do to get certified for the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. To find out thi...

  8. NF-κB/Rel, not STAT5, regulates nitric oxide synthase transcription in Apostichopus japonicus.

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    Shao, Yina; Wang, Zhenhui; Lv, Zhimeng; Li, Chenghua; Zhang, Weiwei; Li, Ye; Duan, Xuemei

    2016-08-01

    Nitric oxide (NO) is an important signaling molecular in the immune system of all vertebrates and invertebrates for pathologic and physiologic process, and it is largely produced by inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). To uncover key mechanisms regulating NOS expression in sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus, we amplified a fragment of the NOS promoter by genome walking approach and characterized putative transcription factor binding motifs using luciferase assay. Transient transfection of EPC cells using 5'-deletion constructs linked to luciferase reporter revealed that the region -614/+39 contributed importantly to expression of the AjNOS gene, and the -614 bp of the 5'-flanking region of the AjNOS gene responded well to LPS. Analysis of the functional promoter region revealed the presence of two potential NF-κB (-375 bp to -366 bp, -76 bp to -67 bp) and three STAT binding sites (-284 bp to -276 bp, -95 bp to 87 bp, -81 bp to -73 bp). When luciferase reporter vector and expression vector co-transfected revealed that NF-κB/Rel, but not STAT5, activate the AjNOS promoter fragment. Furthermore, two truncated reporter vectors co-transfected with vector expressing NF-κB/Rel revealed that the first NF-κB binding site (-375 bp to -366 bp) was essential for the ability of this promoter to induce AjNOS transcription. In addition, blocking the AjRel by SN50 (NF-κB inhibitory peptide) depressed the AjNOS expression and NO production both in vivo and in vitro, respectively, revealing that AjRel might directly modulate AjNOS. All our findings confirmed that NF-κB dependent mechanisms regulating expression of AjNOS and suggested a means of linking NO production to the immune response. PMID:27005898

  9. Changes in environmental auditing resulting from ISO 14000

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    Sanderson, J. [Nova Corp., Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

    1997-12-31

    With the adoption of ISO 14000 a significant new element has been introduced into the environmental programs in the workplace. This element is the ISO management system. The management system provides a structure and process to control all aspects of the environmental program, and provide management with the information they need to set priorities and make decisions on the business`s operations. The ISO 14000 management system consists of four elements in a continuous cycle of Plan-Do-Check-Act and it acts as an umbrella process to integrate all the aspects of the company`s environmental management and control system into a cohesive program that provides management with: the information they need to make decisions, a way of verifying that the decisions are having the desired effect, and a process to continuously improve on environmental performance. A significant component of the Check element of the ISO management system cycle is the audit program. This program provides management with information on; the completeness of the environmental programs in place, the adequacy of the resources in place to manage environmental performance, the level of implementation of the environmental programs, and the degree of compliance with the company`s standards and the applicable regulations. The audit program must be managed the same as any other of the components of the environmental program and it is made up of several components, including: Audit Management Process and Resources; Conducting the Audits; Auditor Training; Audit Protocols; Audit Reporting Structure; Corrective Action Development, Reporting and Monitoring; Feedback System; Management Reporting Structure; and Program Quality Assurance. While the audit program is only one element of a complete environmental program, no program is complete without an effective audit function.

  10. Gap Analysis Comparing LLNL ISMS and ISO 14001

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    Doerr, T B

    2004-08-09

    A gap analysis was conducted comparing the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) with the international standard ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and with Department of Energy (DOE) Order 450.1. This analysis was accomplished as part of LLNL's assessment of the impacts of adopting DOE Order 450.1 and comprises a portion of its continuous improvement efforts under ISMS.

  11. BUILDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM USING ISO 50001 STANDARD

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    Lokanath, Dr. M Dakshayini

    2016-01-01

    Neither energy can be created nor can be destroyed, so the main purpose of Building Energy Management Systems Software is to control the energy devices to make effective utilization of energy. All efforts are being put reduce energy consumption and decrease the carbon footprint. There are many alternative renewable energy sources to harvest naturally but currently these devices are costly for daily use. The ISO 50001 Standard has been proposed in 2001 for efficient use of energy in all commer...

  12. ISOS: A job evaluation system to implement comparable worth

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A fair pay structure is an essential element of the personnel policy of a firm. If the pay structure is perceived as arbitrary by the members of the staff, it becomes a cause of disturbance of the labor relations. Particularly, a pay structure is unfair if it discriminates against women. Job evaluation is a traditional tool used by companies to assist in the process of determining pay structures that can be also useful to detect and combat wage discrimination, since allow determining whether two jobs are of comparable worth or not. Although there are many kinds of systems, authors agree when defining point factor methods as the most appropriate and fair job evaluation systems. However, even being well defined from a technical point of view, most existing systems give discriminatory results regarding to gender. ISOS, a new job evaluation system which is described in this paper, has been designed, with the aim to define a neutral system with regard to gender, based on present jobs characteristics, existing job evaluation systems and job description questionnaires, international experts’ knowledge and a wide body of literature on gender discrimination and its relation with job evaluation. Using ISOS can contribute to detect, combat and eliminate part of the existing wage discrimination in general and, in particular, against women. ISOS includes all aspects of the work so no characteristics are omitted. The system can be applied in any company and to evaluate any job, and offers flexibility to be adapted to the specific characteristics of an organization. ISOS can also be used to detect and combat wage discrimination. Furthermore, characteristics of present jobs, such as cross-training or flexible working time, are also included so the system can be considered innovative in a very traditional field of industrial engineering.

  13. ISO 14051: A new era for MFCA implementation and research

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    Katherine L. Christ; Roger L. Burritt

    2016-01-01

    Material flow cost accounting (MFCA) is a tool designed to encourage eco-efficiency in organizations by focusing on a reduction in use of materials and related improvements in economic performance of corporations. It provides a way to identify win–win situations where monetary and environmental performance can both be improved. But take-up by business is slow, which seems to go against the notion of strong competition driving economic performance. A recent standard, ISO 14051, has been produc...

  14. Comparative Study of Minutiae Selection Algorithms for ISO Fingerprint Templates

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    Vibert, B; Charrier, Christophe; Le Bars, Jean-Marie; Rosenberger, Christophe

    2015-01-01

    International audience We address the selection of fingerprint minutiae given a fingerprint ISO template. Minutiae selection plays a very important role when a secure element (i.e. a smart-card) is used. Because of the limited capability of computation and memory, the number of minutiae of a stored reference in the secure element is limited. We propose in this paper a comparative study of 6 minutiae selection methods including 2 methods from the literature and 1 like reference (No Selectio...

  15. Service quality in Iso-Syöte : case: Crystal

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    Vesterinen, Veinalotta

    2013-01-01

    Recent figures show that while the number of foreign tourists has been increasing the volume of domestic travellers has decreased in Northern Finland. International guests bring opportunities, thus intensifying the importance of understanding methods to attract and retain customers. The objective of the thesis is to study the holiday preferences of a certain international customer group in Iso-Syöte Ski Resort. The study was concluded in order to provide the entrepreneurs at the area wit...

  16. Cause of Effect? ISO 14001 Certification and Financial Benefits

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    Dick, Gavin P.M.; Heras‐Saizarbitoria, Iñaki; Tarí, Juan José

    2008-01-01

    The paper analyses the relationship between ISO 14001 certification and financial performance with the aim of understanding the causal influence of selection and treatment effects. The empirical data was collected from a sample of 268 certified firms and 7,232 non-certified firms in Spain between 2000 and 2005. Using a longitudinal methodology that measures the financial performance of the firms before and after certification, the paper finds the differences in performance between certified ...

  17. ISO-LWS study of pre-main sequence sources

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    Saraceno, P.; Benedettini, M.; Di Giorgio, A. M.; Giannini, T.; Nisini, B.; Lorenzetti, D.; Molinari, S; Pezzuto, S.; Spinoglio, L.; Tommasi, E.; Clegg, P. E.; Correia, J. C.; Griffin, M.J.; Kaufman, M. J.; Leeks, S. J.

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    We present the results obtained with the ISO Long Wavelength Spectrometer on a sample of Pre-MS sources, where several molecular lines of CO, H2O and OH have been detected. The analysis of the CO lines indicates that gas temperatures as low as 200 K are consistent with the data. This would be in agreement with the relatively low abundance of water in the gas phase measured in most of the objects.

  18. Analysis of ISO standards applying to surveying engineering

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    Fonda, Peter

    2007-01-01

    This graduation thesis describes ISO standards that are in use in surveying engineering for establishment of primary and secondary systems and for determining permitted deviations of points of these systems. Thesis describes some examples of geodetic measuring points and measuring targets. The right way of setting up of these points is a basis for quality measurements. Thesis describes control measurements and permitted deviations to verify geometric characteristics on building sites. Thesis ...

  19. An Utilization Method Cooperating ISO drawings and Bookmarks for NDE

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    The inspection of weld parts are performed with various non-destructive test methods such as AUT, VT, PT, ECT, etc. The results have been published in the report booklets. Moreover, huge amount of non-destructive inspection data and reports, which are produced from the '78 Kori 1 to newly constructed power plant, are stored in the management department and DDCC of each power plant. Because the data are not classified, it takes much time to find the corresponding non-destructive test results report of a specific unit of a power plant for a particular year. In addition, it is possibility to make human error because the report is written and submitted after finding manually the non-destructive test results for the concerning weld. When there is a dispute of the results of non-destructive inspection of a particular weld, analyzes the control center, a result of the power plant and the corresponding non-destructive inspection of a particular weld of ISO drawing in many places such as control center, corresponding power plant and CRI was discussed together will be to derive the final conclusion. For discussion, the person in charge of each site, looking for ISO drawings there is a result of the weld, in the past results history report of non-destructive testing for this, by searching the results of the welding site, telephone and E-mail disadvantage of complicated procedures if necessary to the discussion together in -mail is performed I have. In this paper, we describe the contents introduced the ISO drawings and Bookmark function is trying to complement these drawbacks. By applying the present invention utilization, find the ISO drawings manually when querying the results of the non-destructive inspection of past weld, which reduces the time to grasp the content of the non-destructive test results report

  20. PROPOSALS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF ISO 9001

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    Antero Ollila

    2012-01-01

    The ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) includes a method of continuous improvement put in place in 1994. Through this system, audits and reviews are performed to identify, correct and prevent problems. Although the method of continuous improvement, combined with adherence to annual quality objectives, is an important part of the QMS, only a few business managers and quality professionals seem to acknowledge its significance. Whether the organization uses QMS or other improvement program...

  1. ISO training program mixes lectures, hands-on exercises

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    Early in 1990, the Dresser-Rand Co., made the decision to upgrade its purchased material quality program and pursue ISO 9000 registration for all product divisions. A joint quality-purchasing council from all US based divisions met and developed a new strategy that included: developing and maintaining a common external audit schedule eliminating duplicate audits; development of a formal training program for auditors; implementing a rule for all divisions that called for internal and external audits to be conducted by certified auditors; implementing an aggressive internal audit program for each division preparing for ISO 9001 or 9002 registration. Development of a formal training program began with educating and training future instructors. Two people were selected who had previous audit and quality system experience. Both were sent to various seminars on ISO 9000, attended a lead assessor course, passed the examination, and became registered with the Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA) in the United Kingdom. The original course was developed by a consultant along with one future instructor. Course content used traditional auditing methodology, but included many team exercises including an actual factory audit. The paper describes the methods and contents of this training course

  2. ISO26000:国外已先行一步

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    2011-01-01

    2011年,ISO 26000社会责任国际标准实施应用已经历时一年,其影响辐射到世界每一个区域.为了做好ISO 26000的推广实施以及不同语种的翻译出版工作,近期,ISO 26000"后出版组织"(Post Publication Organization,以下简称"PPO")开展了有关该标准在各国实施应用情况的调查.具体调查情况如下.调查范围2011年10月,PPO在全体ISO成员国范围内开展社会责任标准实施应用调查,收到65个成员国的有效反馈意见,占ISO成员国总数的40.1%,具体国家列表见表1.

  3. ISO 14051: A new era for MFCA implementation and research

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Material flow cost accounting (MFCA is a tool designed to encourage eco-efficiency in organizations by focusing on a reduction in use of materials and related improvements in economic performance of corporations. It provides a way to identify win–win situations where monetary and environmental performance can both be improved. But take-up by business is slow, which seems to go against the notion of strong competition driving economic performance. A recent standard, ISO 14051, has been produced by the International Organization for Standardization, and could bring substantial change to MFCA implementation and research. Drawing on Rogers (2003 theory of diffusion of innovation, and with a focus on the first two stages of the innovation-decision process, knowledge and persuasion, this study sought to analyze MFCA and predict how the 2011 release of ISO 14051 might be expected to influence take-up of MFCA by business, and what this might mean for future research. The analysis revealed that, when combined with ISO involvement, MFCA is well placed in terms of Rogers’ theory, with the future likely to see increased diffusion of MFCA and, as adoption rates increase, more opportunities for research in this area. Specific areas identified as a result of the analysis include: the introduction of new research methods, the need for theoretically informed research, and the potential to address new research questions previously considered impractical.

  4. On the new ISO guide on risk management terminology

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    Aven, Terje, E-mail: terje.aven@uis.n [University of Stavanger, Stavanger (Norway)

    2011-07-15

    A new ISO guide on risk management terminology has recently been issued. The guide provides basic vocabulary for developing a common understanding of risk assessment and risk management concepts and terms among organisations and functions, and across different application areas. It provides the foundation of, for example, the ISO 31000 standard on risk management. The guide strongly influences the risk assessment and risk management field, and its quality is thus of utmost importance. In this paper a critical review of the guide is conducted. We argue that the guide fails in several ways in producing consistent and meaningful definitions of many of the key concepts covered. A main focus is placed on the risk concept, which is defined as the effect of uncertainty on objectives, but also many other definitions are looked into, including probability, vulnerability, hazard, risk identification and risk description. Examples are used to illustrate the problems and show how they can be rectified. Although the focus is on the ISO guide, the discussion is to a large extent general. The overall aim of the paper is to contribute to the further development of the area of risk assessment and risk management by strengthening its conceptual basis.

  5. Cell survival and iso-effect contours in irradiated tissues

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    Cell population kinetic parameters derived from radiobiological experiments and analysis of clinical data can be used to compute cellular surviving fractions in irradiated tumours and normal tissues. A three-component model of cellular radiation lethality, capable of simulating irreparable lethal events, reversible or sublethal effects and tissue repopulation processes, has proved adequate for clinical purposes. On this basis, computer programs have been developed for generating iso-effect (iso-survival) functions for various fractionation intervals in several tissues and tumours; for determining surviving fractions, equivalent single doses, and probabilities of response with specified fractionation schemes; and for optimizing treatment by identifying the procedure giving the highest probability of uncomplicated cure for a given tumour type growing in a specified location. If the relevant parameters for each of the tissues traversed by the beam, the physical dose absorbed at each point of interest, and the size, number and sequence of fractional doses reaching that point are known, then a series of computations of cellular surviving fractions can be made and used to draw iso-effect contours as a supplement to the physical isodose distribution in the same region. Procedures for both physical and biological optimization of the whole treatment plan are suggested. (author)

  6. On the new ISO guide on risk management terminology

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    A new ISO guide on risk management terminology has recently been issued. The guide provides basic vocabulary for developing a common understanding of risk assessment and risk management concepts and terms among organisations and functions, and across different application areas. It provides the foundation of, for example, the ISO 31000 standard on risk management. The guide strongly influences the risk assessment and risk management field, and its quality is thus of utmost importance. In this paper a critical review of the guide is conducted. We argue that the guide fails in several ways in producing consistent and meaningful definitions of many of the key concepts covered. A main focus is placed on the risk concept, which is defined as the effect of uncertainty on objectives, but also many other definitions are looked into, including probability, vulnerability, hazard, risk identification and risk description. Examples are used to illustrate the problems and show how they can be rectified. Although the focus is on the ISO guide, the discussion is to a large extent general. The overall aim of the paper is to contribute to the further development of the area of risk assessment and risk management by strengthening its conceptual basis.

  7. Experiences on ISO-14001 certification of nuclear power plants

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    In order to minimize the environmental impact from developmental activities, nuclear industry has played a leading role in evolving proper and effective environmental management practices right from inception. A comprehensive radiation protection policy has been evolved for nuclear energy development. The unique design concepts of Indian Nuclear Power Plants i.e. Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs), offer certain intrinsic advantages with respect to safety both during normal operation and accident conditions. In addition, in the engineering design of nuclear power plant, safety is further enhanced considerably by providing double back-upped engineered safety systems. Recently, Nuclear Power Corporation of India [NPCIL] has taken a drive to develop and implement Environmental Management System (EMS) to all its operating stations in line with ISO-14001 standards and certification by the accredited agencies. In this respect EMS of Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS), Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS), Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS), Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) and Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS 1 and 2) are certified for ISO-14001 by an accredited agency. Schedules have been worked out for the remaining atomic power stations too. The present paper is an attempt to highlight the experiences gained during the process of EMS implementation and certification as per ISO-14001 for nuclear power plants in India. (author)

  8. Evaluation of environmental aspects significance in ISO 14001.

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    Põder, Tõnis

    2006-05-01

    The methodological framework set by standards ISO 14001 and ISO 14004 gives only general principles for environmental aspects assessment, which is regarded as one of the most critical stages of implementing environmental management system. In Estonia, about 100 organizations have been certified to the ISO 14001. Experience obtained from numerous companies has demonstrated that limited transparency and reproducibility of the assessment process serves as a common shortcoming. Despite rather complicated assessment schemes sometimes used, the evaluation procedures have been largely based on subjective judgments because of ill-defined and inadequate assessment criteria. A comparison with some similar studies in other countries indicates a general nature of observed inconsistencies. The diversity of approaches to the aspects' assessment in concept literature and to the related problems has been discussed. The general structure of basic assessment criteria, compatible with environmental impact assessment and environmental risk analysis has also been outlined. Based on this general structure, the article presents a tiered approach to help organize the assessment in a more consistent manner. PMID:16508807

  9. ISO 14649 (STEP-NC: New Standards for CNC Machining

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The changing economic climate has made global manufacturing a growing reality over the last decade, forcing companies from east and west and all over the world to collaborate beyond geographic boundaries in the design, manufacture and assemble of products. The ISO10303 and ISO14649 Standards (STEP and STEP-NC have been developed to introduce interoperability into manufacturing enterprises so as to meet the challenge of responding to production on demand. The paper focuses on the use of this new standard to address the process planning and machining of turn/mill discrete components. Due to the complexity of programming these machines there is a need to model their process capability to improve the interoperable manufacturing capability in places such as turning centres. Finally a proposed computational environment for a STEP-NC compliant system for turning operations (SCSTO is described. And supported by the specification of information models and constructed using a structured methodology and object-oriented methods. SCSTO was developed to generate a Part 21 file based on machining features to support the interactive generation of process plans utilizing feature extraction. A case study component has been developed to prove the concept for using the milling and turning parts of ISO14649 to provide a turn-mill CAD/CAPP/CAM environment.

  10. Geraniin Inhibits LPS-Induced THP-1 Macrophages Switching to M1 Phenotype via SOCS1/NF-κB Pathway.

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    Liu, Xinxin; Li, Ji; Peng, Xiaohong; Lv, Bo; Wang, Peng; Zhao, Xiaoming; Yu, Bo

    2016-08-01

    M1 macrophage polarization is proved to promote inflammation in atherosclerosis process. In this study, we evaluated the inhibitory effect of geraniin, a bioactive polyphenolic compound, on the LPS-induced switch of THP-1 macrophages to M1 phenotype, and we propose a molecular basis for its action. Flow cytometry analysis indicated that geraniin significantly inhibited LPS-induced M1 macrophage polarization. Geraniin downregulated the protein and the mRNA level of typical cytokines of M1 macrophage, including tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin 6 (IL-6), indicating that geraniin can suppress typical mediators of M1 macrophage at the transcriptional level. Moreover, geraniin inhibited LPS-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO) production, as well as inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) activity, in THP-1 macrophages. Furthermore, western blot analysis indicated that geraniin decreased both LPS-induced phosphorylation of NF-κB-p65 and NF-κB-p65 expression without affecting the level of IκB-α. This suggested that geraniin inhibited NF-κB, a transcription factor pivotal in the LPS-induced expression of pro-inflammatory genes and an important player in M1 macrophage polarization. Moreover, an electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA) demonstrated that geraniin blocked the LPS-induced translocation of NF-κB to the nucleus. Moreover, we found that geraniin up-regulated the expression of SOCS1, an upstream regulator of NF-κB activation that can directly bind to NF-κB-p65 and downregulate it, thus inhibiting NF-κB activation. In conclusion, geraniin inhibits LPS-induced THP-1 macrophages switching to M1 phenotype through SOCS1/NF-κB pathway. PMID:27290719

  11. Zinc oxide particles induce inflammatory responses in vascular endothelial cells via NF-κB signaling

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    This study investigated inflammatory effects of zinc oxide (ZnO) particles on vascular endothelial cells. The effects of 50 and 100-nm ZnO particles on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were characterized by assaying cytotoxicity, cell proliferation, and glutathione levels. A marked drop in survival rate was observed when ZnO concentration was increased to 45 μg/ml. ZnO concentrations of ≤3 μg/ml resulted in increased cell proliferation, while those of ≤45 μg/ml caused dose-dependent increases in oxidized glutathione levels. Treatments with ZnO concentrations ≤45 μg/ml were performed to determine the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) protein, an indicator of vascular endothelium inflammation, revealing that ZnO particles induced a dose-dependent increase in ICAM-1 expression and marked increases in NF-κB reporter activity. Overexpression of IκBα completely inhibited ZnO-induced ICAM-1 expression, suggesting NF-κB plays a pivotal role in regulation of ZnO-induced inflammation in HUVECs. Additionally, TNF-α, a typical inflammatory cytokine, induced ICAM-1 expression in an NF-κB-dependent manner, and ZnO synergistically enhanced TNF-α-induced ICAM-1 expression. Both 50 and 100-nm ZnO particles agglomerated to similar size distributions. This study reveals an important role for ZnO in modulating inflammatory responses of vascular endothelial cells via NF-κB signaling, which could have important implications for treatments of vascular disease.

  12. The NF-kappa B inhibitor, celastrol, could enhance the anti-cancer effect of gambogic acid on oral squamous cell carcinoma

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    Gambogic acid (GA) is a major active ingredient of gamboge, a widely used traditional Chinese medicine that has been reported to be a potent cytotoxic agent against some malignant tumors. Many studies have shown that the NF-kappa B signaling pathway plays an important role in anti-apoptosis and the drug resistance of tumor cells during chemotherapy. In this study, the effects and mechanisms of GA and the NF-kappa B inhibitor celastrol on oral cancer cells were investigated. Three human oral squamous cell carcinoma cell lines, Tca8113, TSCC and NT, were treated with GA alone, celastrol alone or GA plus celastrol. Cytotoxicity was assessed by MTT assay. The rate of apoptosis was examined with annexin V/PI staining as well as transmission electronic microscopy in Tca8113 cells. The level of constitutive NF-kappa B activity in oral squamous cell carcinoma cell lines was determined by immunofluorescence assays and nuclear extracts and electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSAs) in vitro. To further investigate the role of NF-kappa B activity in GA and celastrol treatment in oral squamous cell carcinoma, we used the dominant negative mutant SR-IκBα to inhibit NF-kappa B activity and to observe its influence on the effect of GA. The results showed that GA could inhibit the proliferation and induce the apoptosis of the oral squamous cell carcinoma cell lines and that the NF-kappa B pathway was simultaneously activated by GA treatment. The minimal cytotoxic dose of celastrol was able to effectively suppress the GA-induced NF-kappa B pathway activation. Following the combined treatment with GA and the minimal cytotoxic dose of celastrol or the dominant negative mutant SR-IκBα, proliferation was significantly inhibited, and the apoptotic rate of Tca8113 cells was significantly increased. The combination of GA and celastrol has a synergistic antitumor effect. The effect can be primarily attributed to apoptosis induced by a decrease in NF-kappa B pathway activation. The

  13. Identification et analyse des dangers d'un procèss de fromage fondu selon l'ISO 22 000

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    MOUFFOK, Nassim; BENHADJA, Lynda; FERHAT, Zoulikha,; BOUSBIA, Nabil

    2013-01-01

    La norme NF EN ISO 22000, donne les exigences associées à la mise en place d'un système de management de la sécurité des denrées alimentaires, qui s'avère être en parfaite corrélation avec la méthode HACCP (Hazard analysis and critical control points), qui consiste en analyse des dangers et détermination des points critiques pour leur maîtrise, en industrie agroalimentaire. La mise en place de ce système s'effectue en plusieurs étapes successives, dans un premier temps, il s'agit d'appliquer ...

  14. IAEA/RCA Meeting on Harmonization of Certification of NDT Personnel Applying International Standards ISO 17024 and ISO 9712

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    The above meeting was held in Colombo, Srilanka, on 15-19 August 2005, under the RCA (Regional Cooperative Agreement for Asia and Pacific Region) Project on Advanced Industrial Radiography (RAS/8/100). The objectives of the Meeting were to a)review the national certification systems for NDT, b) introduce basic requirements of ISO17024 and ISO9712, c) review and revise the national requirements for certifying bodies of participating Member States and d) identify ways for mutual recognition of NDT standards and practices of Member States with a view to achieving harmonization at the regional level. 21 participants from 14 RCA Member States and the IAEA Expert Mr. Peter Hayward of New Zealand attended the Meeting. Mr. Prinath Dias, RCA Coordinator represented the IAEA.

  15. The influence of motivations for seeking ISO 14001 certification: an empirical study of ISO 14001 certified facilities in Hong Kong.

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    Fryxell, Gerald E; Szeto, Agnes

    2002-07-01

    This study proposes a model linking firm motivations for seeking ISO 14001 certification to the effectiveness of three major components of an environmental management system (EMS)--environmental policy, the assessment of environmental aspect and impacts, and management review. The relationship of these EMS components with a self-reported measure of environmental performance is also examined. From a sample of 29 ISO 14001 certified facilities in Hong Kong (of 71 total certifications at the time the data was collected), it was found that motivations to enhance firm reputation are positively related to perceptions of the effectiveness of the policy statement. Motivations for reputation enhancement and cost reduction were positively related to perceptions of EMS effectiveness in assessing environmental aspects and impacts. The effectiveness of the methodology for identifying environmental aspects and impacts was also found to be positively related to improved environmental performance. PMID:12357656

  16. 从方法论的角度谈ISO27001审核%From methodology to ISO 27001

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    程瑜琦; 王明

    2011-01-01

    @@ 本文将从方法论的视角对ISO 27001审核应关注的内容进行探讨. 一、ISO 27001标准简介 该标准分为三个部分,分别为引言、正文和附录. 引言介绍了建立信息安全管理体系(简称ISMS)的意义和原则;描述了体系建设过程中使用的过程方法和PDCA模型;说明了ISMS与其他管理体系的兼容性.

  17. NF-L and NF-M are expressed in epithelial cells and coassem- ble with keratin or vimentin

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    Neurofilaments (NFs) and cytokeratins are both heteropolymers, which assemble into intermediate filaments (IFs) only when other proper IF subunit proteins are expressed simultaneously. To study the assembly property of NFs, we constructed two recombinant adenovirus which could express NF-L or NF-M, fused with green fluorescent protein (GFP) respectively. Then they were introduced into vero cells, and expressed fusion protein. Double labels of GFP fluorescence and immunofluorescence staining indicat-ed that NF-L-GFP or GFP-NF-M not only coassembled with endogenous vimentins, but also coassembled with keratins into a cytoplasmic network of filaments.

  18. Activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB by connective tissue growth factor (CCN2 is involved in sustaining the survival of primary rat hepatic stellate cells

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    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background/Aims Connective tissue growth factor (CCN2 is a matricellular protein that plays a role in hepatic stellate cell (HSC-mediated fibrogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the regulation by CCN2 of cell survival pathways in primary HSC. Methods Primary HSC were obtained by in situ enzymatic perfusion of rat liver. NF-κB activation was assessed by immunoblotting for IκBα phosphorylation and degradation and by NF-κB p50 or p65 nuclear accumulation. NF-κB DNA-binding activity was determined by gel mobility shift assay while NF-κB response gene expression was evaluated using a luciferase reporter. Cell viability was assessed by Trypan blue staining or ATP luminescent assay while apoptosis was evaluated by caspase-3 activity. Results CCN2 induced IκBα phosphorylation and degradation as well as nuclear accumulation of NF-κB. Activated NF-κB comprised three dimers, p65/p65, p65/p50 and p50/p50, that individually bound to DNA-binding sites and subsequently triggered transcriptional activity. This was confirmed by showing that CCN2 promoted activity of a NF-κB luciferase reporter. CCN2 promoted survival of serum-starved HSC and protected the cells from death induced by blocking the NF-κB signaling pathway using Bay-11-7082, a specific inhibitor of IκBα phosphorylation. Conclusion CCN2 contributes to the survival of primary HSC through the NF-κB pathway.

  19. Role of iso-receptors in receptor-receptor interactions with a focus on dopamine iso-receptor complexes.

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    Agnati, Luigi F; Guidolin, Diego; Cervetto, Chiara; Borroto-Escuela, Dasiel O; Fuxe, Kjell

    2016-01-01

    Intercellular and intracellular communication processes consist of signals and recognition/decoding apparatuses of these signals. In humans, the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) family represents the largest family of cell surface receptors. More than 30 years ago, it has been proposed that GPCR could form dimers or higher-order oligomers (receptor mosaics [RMs] at the plasma membrane level and receptor-receptor interactions [RRIs] have been proposed as a new integrative mechanism for chemical signals impinging on cell plasma membranes). The basic phenomena involved in RRIs are allostery and cooperativity of membrane receptors, and the present paper provides basic information concerning their relevance for the integrative functions of RMs. In this context, the possible role of iso-receptor RM is discussed (with a special focus on dopamine receptor subtypes and on some of the RMs they form with other dopamine iso-receptors), and it is proposed that two types of cooperativity, namely, homotropic and heterotropic cooperativity, could allow distinguishing two types of functionally different RMs. From a general point of view, the presence of iso-receptors and their topological organization within RMs allow the use of a reduced number of signals for the intercellular communication processes, since the target cells can recognize and decode the same signal in different ways. This theoretical aspect is further analyzed here by means of an analogy with artificial information systems. Thus, it is suggested that the 'multiplexer' and 'demultiplexer' concepts could, at least in part, model the role of RMs formed by iso-receptors in the information handling by the cell. PMID:26418645

  20. CTF meeting 2012: Translation of the basic understanding of the biology and genetics of NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis toward the development of effective therapies.

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    Widemann, Brigitte C; Acosta, Maria T; Ammoun, Sylvia; Belzberg, Allan J; Bernards, Andre; Blakeley, Jaishri; Bretscher, Antony; Cichowski, Karen; Clapp, D Wade; Dombi, Eva; Evans, Gareth D; Ferner, Rosalie; Fernandez-Valle, Cristina; Fisher, Michael J; Giovannini, Marco; Gutmann, David H; Hanemann, C Oliver; Hennigan, Robert; Huson, Susan; Ingram, David; Kissil, Joe; Korf, Bruce R; Legius, Eric; Packer, Roger J; McClatchey, Andrea I; McCormick, Frank; North, Kathryn; Pehrsson, Minja; Plotkin, Scott R; Ramesh, Vijaya; Ratner, Nancy; Schirmer, Susann; Sherman, Larry; Schorry, Elizabeth; Stevenson, David; Stewart, Douglas R; Ullrich, Nicole; Bakker, Annette C; Morrison, Helen

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    The neurofibromatoses (NF) are autosomal dominant genetic disorders that encompass the rare diseases NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. The NFs affect more people worldwide than Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Huntington's disease combined. NF1 and NF2 are caused by mutations of known tumor suppressor genes (NF1 and NF2, respectively). For schwannomatosis, although mutations in SMARCB1 were identified in a subpopulation of schwannomatosis patients, additional causative gene mutations are still to be discovered. Individuals with NF1 may demonstrate manifestations in multiple organ systems, including tumors of the nervous system, learning disabilities, and physical disfigurement. NF2 ultimately can cause deafness, cranial nerve deficits, and additional severe morbidities caused by tumors of the nervous system. Unmanageable pain is a key finding in patients with schwannomatosis. Although today there is no marketed treatment for NF-related tumors, a significant number of clinical trials have become available. In addition, significant preclinical efforts have led to a more rational selection of potential drug candidates for NF trials. An important element in fueling this progress is the sharing of knowledge. For over 20 years the Children's Tumor Foundation has convened an annual NF Conference, bringing together NF professionals to share novel findings, ideas, and build collaborations. The 2012 NF Conference held in New Orleans hosted over 350 NF researchers and clinicians. This article provides a synthesis of the highlights presented at the conference and as such, is a "state-of-the-field" for NF research in 2012. PMID:24443315

  1. Down-Regulation of Notchl and NF-κB by Curcumin in Breast Cancer Cells MDA-MB-231

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    LONG Li; CAO You-de

    2008-01-01

    Objective:To test whether the down-regulation of Notch1 gene expression by curcumin could inhibit cell growth and induce apoptosis,which may be associated mechanistically with the down-regulation of NF-κB in breast cancer cells. Methods:Breast cancer cell lines MDA-MB-231 were cultured in vitro and treated with different dosages of curcumin(0,1.25,5.0,20.0μmol/L)for dose-dependent assay and different time(0,24,48,72 h)at the dosage of 5.0μmol/L for time course assay.The changes of the mRNA and protein expression of Notch1 and NF-κB were measured by RT-PCR and Western Blot,and MTT assay was used to measure the change of proliferation. Results:The mRNA and protein levels of Notch 1 and NF-κB were decreased significantly in human breast cancer cell line with the increase of dosage of curcumin(P<0.05),and with the extension of time course(P<0.05).These changes suggested a dose- and time-dependent manner.The proliferation rate of cells also was significantly inhibited(P<0.05). Conclusion:The current results show that the Notch-1 signaling pathway is associated mechanistically with NF-κB activity during curcumin-induced cell growth inhibition and apoptosis of breast cancer cells.These results suggest that the down-regulation of Notch signaling by curcumin may be a novel strategy for the treatment of patients with breast cancer.

  2. Up-stream and Down-stream Events in the NF-kB Activation Cascade in Response to Sparsely and Densely Ionizing Radiation

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    Langen, Britta; Hellweg, Christine; Baumstark-Khan, Christa; Ruscher, Roland; Schmitz, Claudia; Arenz, Andrea; Lau, Patrick; Meier, Matthias M.; Testard, Isabelle; Reitz, Guenther

    Radiation is a potentially limiting factor for long term orbital and interplanetary missions. Long-term exposure to galactic cosmic rays may shorten the healthy life-span after return to Earth due to cancer induction. During the mission, a solar flare can be life threatening. For better risk estimation and development of appropriate countermeasures, the study of the cellular radiation response is necessary. As an antiapoptotic factor, if activated in human cells by exposure to components of cosmic rays, the transcription factor nuclear factor κB (NF- κB) could influence the cancer risk of astronauts exposed to cosmic radiation and improve cellular survival after exposure to high radiation doses. In previous studies using a screening assay for the detection of NF-κB-dependent gene induction (HEK-pNF-κB-d2EGFP/Neo cells), the activation of this transcription factor by heavy ions was shown (Radiat. Res. 164: 527- 530, 2005). In this work, the events upstream of NF-κB attachment to its promoter and enhancer binding sites, and downstream expression of target genes were analysed. It is supposed that the ATM kinase mediates the signal from damaged DNA in the nucleus to kinases in the cytoplasm, such as NF-κB essential modulator (NEMO). For liberation of NF-κB and its nuclear translocation, the inhibitor of NF-κB (IκB) has to be degraded in the proteasom. In order to evaluate a role of NEMO in the radiation response, the survival of murine embryonic fibroblasts expressing wildtype NEMO and lacking NEMO in response to ionizing radiation was analyzed. Lack of NEMO impairs survival after X-ray exposure. The inhibition of ATM by KU-55933 suppresses the X-ray and heavy ion (13C, 35 MeV/u, LET 70 keV/µm) induced activation of NF-κB dependent gene expression, indicating the central position of ATM in radiation induced NF-κB activation. Short-term incubation with the proteasome inhibitor MG-132 also blocks NF-κB activation by radiation. These results suggest a role of

  3. The study of Promoting ISO9001 Standard Certification in China%我国中小企业推行ISO9001标准认证探究

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    詹凤; 濮珍贞

    2015-01-01

    Influenced by the factors of international and the domestic market, small&medium-sized enterprises of our country is in a difficult period. In order to improve the competitiveness of enterprises to ensure development of small&medium-sized en-terprises, it is necessary to develop quality and implement ISO9001 standard certification. Based on the analysis of the four major advantages of the ISO9001 standard certification for enterprise, the paper summarizes the problems in implementing the ISO9001 standards in the small & medium-sized enterprises in China, and put forward the measures required for deepening the ISO9001 standards.%受国际、国内市场及中小企业自身因素影响,我国中小企业发展目前处于困难时期。为提高企业竞争力,保证生存和发展,中小企业迫切需要发展质量管理,推行ISO9001标准认证。在分析企业贯彻ISO9001标准认证优点的基础上,总结我国中小企业在推行ISO9001标准中存在的问题,并提出深入推行ISO9001标准的措施。

  4. A practical synthesis of long-chain iso-fatty acids (iso-C12–C19 and related natural products

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    Mark B. Richardson

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available A gram-scale synthesis of terminally-branched iso-fatty acids (iso-C12–C19 was developed commencing with methyl undec-10-enoate (methyl undecylenate (for iso-C12–C14 or the C15 and C16 lactones pentadecanolide (for iso-C15–C17 and hexadecanolide (for iso-C18–C19. Central to the approaches outlined is the two-step construction of the terminal isopropyl group through addition of methylmagnesium bromide to the ester/lactones and selective reduction of the resulting tertiary alcohols. Thus, the C12, C17 and C18 iso-fatty acids were obtained in three steps from commercially-available starting materials, and the remaining C13–C16 and C19 iso-fatty acids were prepared by homologation or recursive dehomologations of these fatty acids or through intercepting appropriate intermediates. Highlighting the synthetic potential of the iso-fatty acids and various intermediates prepared herein, we describe the synthesis of the natural products (S-2,15-dimethylpalmitic acid, (S-2-hydroxy-15-methylpalmitic acid, and 2-oxo-14-methylpentadecane.

  5. The protective role of NF-κB and AP-1 in arsenite-induced apoptosis in aortic endothelial cells

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    Arsenite (NaAsO2) has been shown to produce vascular dysfunction in many studies. Arsenite-induced damage to vascular endothelial cells represents one of the possible mechanisms causing leakage of the vascular endothelial barrier. To explore arsenite-induced vascular endothelial damage, we used primary porcine aortic endothelial cells (PAECs) as an in vitro system to test the effects of arsenite on signal transduction pathways and apoptosis. Here we demonstrated that arsenite exposure induced apoptosis accompanied by the occurrence of apoptotic signals including degradation of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) and CPP32 (cleavage/activation) and DNA ladder formation. By using the luciferase reporter assay, we demonstrated that arsenite exposure differentially activated two redox-sensitive transcription factors, NF-κB and AP-1. Lower levels of arsenite exposure (25 μM NaAsO2, 24 h) induced co-activation of NF-κB and AP-1, accompanied by 9% total apoptosis. In contrast, higher levels of arsenite exposure (40 μM NaAsO2, 24 h) induced higher levels of AP-1 activation, accompanied by 45% total apoptosis. Blockade of NF-κB or JNK activity further enhanced arsenite-induced apoptosis. Upregulation of JNK activity showed no effect on arsenite-induced apoptosis. Based on these data, we propose that activation of redox-sensitive transcription factors, NF-κB and AP-1, plays a very important role in the protection of PAECs from arsenite-induced apoptosis

  6. Panduratin A, a Possible Inhibitor in Metastasized A549 Cells through Inhibition of NF-Kappa B Translocation and Chemoinvasion

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    Mohd. Rais Mustafa

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, we investigated the effects of panduratin A (PA, isolated from Boesenbergia rotunda, on apoptosis and chemoinvasion in A549 human non-small cell lung cancer cells. Activation of the executioner procaspase-3 by PA was found to be dose-dependent. Caspase-3 activity was significantly elevated at the 5 µg/mL level of PA treatment and progressed to a maximal level. However, no significant elevated level was detected on procaspase-8. These findings suggest that PA activated caspase-3 but not caspase-8. Numerous nuclei of PA treated A549 cells stained brightly by anti-cleaved PARP antibody through High Content Screening. This result further confirmed that PA induced apoptotic cell death was mediated through activation of caspase-3 and eventually led to PARP cleavage. Treatment of A549 cells with PA resulted in a strong inhibition of NF-κB activation, which was consistent with a decrease in nuclear levels of NF-κB/p65 and NF-κB/p50 and the elevation of p53 and p21. Besides that, we also showed that PA significantly inhibited the invasion of A549 cells in a dose-dependent manner through reducing the secretion of MMP-2 of A549 cells gelatin zymography assay. Our findings not only provide the effects of PA, but may also be important in the design of therapeutic protocols that involve targeting of either p53 or NF-κB.

  7. APRIL stimulates NF-κB-mediated HoxC4 induction for AID expression in mouse B cells.

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    Park, Seok-Rae; Kim, Pyeung-Hyeun; Lee, Kyu-Seon; Lee, Sang-Hoon; Seo, Goo-Young; Yoo, Yung-Choon; Lee, Junglim; Casali, Paolo

    2013-02-01

    Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) plays a key role in B cell immunoglobulin (Ig) class switch recombination (CSR) and somatic hypermutation (SHM). We have previously reported that the highly conserved homeodomain HoxC4 transcription factor binds to the Aicda (AID gene) promoter to induce AID expression. Here, we investigated the regulation of HoxC4 transcription by a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) and B cell-activating factor belonging to the TNF family (BAFF) in mouse B cells. APRIL substantially increased both HoxC4 and AID expression, whereas BAFF induced the expression of AID but not HoxC4. To elucidate the underlying mechanisms, we constructed a HoxC4 gene promoter reporter vector and analyzed the promoter induction after APRIL stimulation. APRIL enhanced the HoxC4 promoter activity by 2.3-fold, and this increase disappeared when the second putative NF-κB-binding promoter element (NBE2) was mutated. Based on ChIP assays, we found that NF-κB bound to the HoxC4 promoter NBE2 region. Furthermore, the overexpression of NF-κB augmented the APRIL-induced HoxC4 promoter activity, while the expression of dominant negative-IκBα suppressed it. Taken together, our findings suggest that NF-κB mediates APRIL-induced HoxC4 transcription. PMID:23178148

  8. Inhibition of NF-kB activation and cytokines production in THP-1 monocytes by 2-styrylchromones.

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    Gomes, Ana; Capela, João P; Ribeiro, Daniela; Freitas, Marisa; Silva, Artur M S; Pinto, Diana C G A; Santos, Clementina M M; Cavaleiro, José A S; Lima, José L F C; Fernandes, Eduarda

    2015-01-01

    Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB) is one of the most important transcription factors whose modulation triggers a cascade of signaling events, namely the expression of many cytokines, enzymes, chemokines, and adhesion molecules, some of which being potential key targets for intervention in the treatment of inflammatory conditions. The 2-styrylchromones (2-SC) designation represents a well-recognized group of natural and synthetic chromones, vinylogues of flavones (2-phenylchromones). Several 2-SC were recently tested for their anti-inflammatory potential, regarding the arachidonic acid metabolic cascade, showing some motivating results. In addition, several flavones with structural similarities to 2-SC have shown NF-kB inhibitory properties. Hence, the aim of the present work was to continue the investigation on the interference of 2-SC in inflammatory pathways. Herein we report their effects on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced NF-kB activation and consequent production of proinflammatory cytokines/chemokine, using a human monocytic cell line (THP-1). From the twelve 2-SC tested, three of them were able to significantly inhibit the NF-kB activation and to reduce the production of the proinflammatory cytokines/chemokine. The compound 3',4',5-trihydroxy-2- styrylchromone stood up as the most active in both assays, being a promising candidate for an anti-inflammatory drug. PMID:25665653

  9. HDAC and NF-κB mediated cytotoxicity induced by novel N-Chloro β-lactams and benzisoxazole derivatives.

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    Rajashekar Reddy, C B; Rajasekhara Reddy, Sabbasani; Suthindhiran, Krish; Sivakumar, Arumugam

    2016-02-25

    Novel N-chloro â-Lactam and benzisoxazole derivatives were successfully synthesized with excellent yields (92-96%) under simple and mild reaction conditions. The β-lactams as a class acquired importance since the discovery of penicillin which contains β-lactam unit as an essential structural feature of its molecule, this interest continued unabated because of the therapeutic importance of β-lactam antibiotics. In silico studies of the compounds with cancer drug target enzymes showed the inhibition of HDAC (Histone Deacetylase) and NF-κB (nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells) significantly. The compounds were then investigated for the inhibitory potential against the same enzymes in vitro. NF-κB inhibition was investigated by trans activation assay using HEK293/NF-κB-luc cells. Overall, the synthesized compounds induce the cancer cell toxicity by restraining the NF-κB transcription factor mediated by HDAC inhibition and thus the compounds act as dual inhibitors. PMID:26776669

  10. 78 FR 67357 - New England Power Generators Association, Inc. v. ISO New England Inc.; Notice of Complaint

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    2013-11-12

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission New England Power Generators Association, Inc. v. ISO New England Inc... Association, Inc. (NEPGA or Complainant) filed a complaint against ISO New England, Inc. (ISO-NE or Respondent). NEPGA alleges that the provisions of the ISO-NE Tariff that set capacity prices during...

  11. Microbead agglutination based assays

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    2013-01-21

    We report a simple and rapid room temperature assay for point-of-care (POC) testing that is based on specific agglutination. Agglutination tests are based on aggregation of microbeads in the presence of a specific analyte thus enabling the macroscopic observation. Such tests are most often used to explore antibody-antigen reactions. Agglutination has been used for protein assays using a biotin/streptavidin system as well as a hybridization based assay. The agglutination systems are prone to selftermination of the linking analyte, prone to active site saturation and loss of agglomeration at high analyte concentrations. We investigated the molecular target/ligand interaction, explaining the common agglutination problems related to analyte self-termination, linkage of the analyte to the same bead instead of different microbeads. We classified the agglutination process into three kinds of assays: a two- component assay, a three-component assay and a stepped three- component assay. Although we compared these three kinds of assays for recognizing DNA and protein molecules, the assay can be used for virtually any molecule, including ions and metabolites. In total, the optimized assay permits detecting analytes with high sensitivity in a short time, 5 min, at room temperature. Such a system is appropriate for POC testing.

  12. IAF与ISO联合公报对认可的ISO 9001和ISO 14001认证的期望结果

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    2010-01-01

    @@ 国际认可论坛(IAF)和国际标准化组织(ISO)近期联合发布了两个联合公报,引导公众对整个合格评定链进行关注,从而准确地理解管理体系认证带来的期望结果.联合公报分别从组织的客户和相关方角度对认可的ISO9001和ISO 14001认证的期望结果进行了简明陈述,不仅告知公众各类组织获得ISO 9001和ISO 14001认证的积极意义,同时还对管理体系认证无法承载的信息进行了首次详细说明.

  13. Osthole inhibits the invasive ability of human lung adenocarcinoma cells via suppression of NF-κB-mediated matrix metalloproteinase-9 expression.

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    Kao, Shang-Jyh; Su, Jen-Liang; Chen, Chi-Kuan; Yu, Ming-Chih; Bai, Kuan-Jen; Chang, Jer-Hua; Bien, Mauo-Ying; Yang, Shun-Fa; Chien, Ming-Hsien

    2012-05-15

    The induction of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 is particularly important for the invasiveness of various cancer cells. Osthole, a natural coumarin derivative extracted from traditional Chinese medicines, is known to inhibit the proliferation of a variety of tumor cells, but the effect of osthole on the invasiveness of tumor cells is largely unknown. This study determines whether and by what mechanism osthole inhibits invasion in CL1-5 human lung adenocarcinoma cells. Herein, we found that osthole effectively inhibited the migratory and invasive abilities of CL1-5 cells. A zymographic assay showed that osthole inhibited the proteolytic activity of MMP-9 in CL1-5 cells. Inhibition of migration, invasion, and MMP2 and/or MMP-9 proteolytic activities was also observed in other lung adenocarcinoma cell lines (H1299 and A549). We further found that osthole inhibited MMP-9 expression at the messenger RNA and protein levels. Moreover, a chromatin immunoprecipitation assay showed that osthole inhibited the transcriptional activity of MMP-9 by suppressing the DNA binding activity of nuclear factor (NF)-κB in the MMP-9 promoter. Using reporter assays with point-mutated promoter constructs further confirmed that the inhibitory effect of osthole requires an NF-κB binding site on the MMP-9 promoter. Western blot and immunofluorescence assays demonstrated that osthole inhibited NF-κB activity by inhibiting IκB-α degradation and NF-κB p65 nuclear translocation. In conclusion, we demonstrated that osthole inhibits NF-κB-mediated MMP-9 expression, resulting in suppression of lung cancer cell invasion and migration, and osthole might be a potential agent for preventing the invasion and metastasis of lung cancer. PMID:22503731

  14. DA-9601, a standardized extract of Artemisia asiatica, blocks TNF-α-induced IL-8 and CCL20 production by inhibiting p38 kinase and NF-κB pathways in human gastric epithelial cells

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    Suck-Chei Choi; Kang-Min Lee; Won-Jung Lee; Jae-Sik Park; Chang-Yell Shin; Tae-Young Oh; Chang-Duk Jun; Eun-Ju Choi; Hyun-Mee Oh; SungGa Lee; Jeong-Kun Lee; Meung-Su Lee; Yong-Il Shin; Suck-Jun Choi; Jeong-Ryong Chae

    2006-01-01

    AIM: To investigate whether, or how, DA-9601, which is a new gastroprotective agent, inhibits TNF-α-induced inflammatory signals in gastric epithelial AGS cells. METHODS: Cell viability was determined by MTT assay. IL-8 and CCL20 promoter activities were determined by a luciferease reporter gene assay. NF-κB-dependent transcriptional activity was determined by I-κBα degradation, NF-κB p65 nuclear translocation and a luciferase activity assay. IL-8 and CCL20 gene expression and protein secretion were determined by RT-PCR and an enzymelinked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Total and phosphorylated forms of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) were determined by Western blot. RESULTS: Treatment of AGS cells with DA-9601 reduced TNF-α-induced IL-8 and CCL20 promoter activities, as well as their gene expression and protein release. TNF-α also induced NF-κB-dependent transcriptional activity in AGS cells. In contrast, in cells treated with DA-9601, TNF-α-induced NF-κB activity was significantly blocked. Although all three MAP kinase family members were phosphorylated in response to TNF-α, a selective inhibitor of p38 kinase SB203580 only could inhibit both NF κB-dependent transcriptional activity and IL-8 and CCL20 production, suggesting a potential link between p38 kinase and NF-κB-dependent pathways in AGS cells. Interestingly, DA-9601 also selectively inhibited p38 kinase phosphorylation induced by TNF-α.CONCLUSION: DA-9601 blocked TNF-α-mediated inflammatory signals by potentially modulating the p38 kinase pathway and/or a signal leading to NF-κB dependent pathways in gastric epithelial cells.

  15. Inhibitors of NF-kappaB signaling: 785 and counting.

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    Gilmore, T D; Herscovitch, M

    2006-10-30

    Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) transcription factors regulate several important physiological processes, including inflammation and immune responses, cell growth, apoptosis, and the expression of certain viral genes. Therefore, the NF-kappaB signaling pathway has also provided a focus for pharmacological intervention, primarily in situations of chronic inflammation or in cancer, where the pathway is often constitutively active and plays a key role in the disease. Now that many of the molecular details of the NF-kappaB pathway are known, it is clear that modulators of this pathway can act at several levels. As described herein, over 750 inhibitors of the NF-kappaB pathway have been identified, including a variety of natural and synthetic molecules. These compounds include antioxidants, peptides, small RNA/DNA, microbial and viral proteins, small molecules, and engineered dominant-negative or constitutively active polypeptides. Several of these molecules act as general inhibitors of NF-kappaB induction, whereas others inhibit specific pathways of induction. In addition, some compounds appear to target multiple steps in the NF-kappaB pathway. Compounds designed as specific NF-kappaB inhibitors are not yet in clinical use, but they are likely to be developed as treatments for certain cancers and neurodegenerative and inflammatory diseases. Moreover, the therapeutic and preventative effects of many natural products may, at least in part, be due to their ability to inhibit NF-kappaB. PMID:17072334

  16. Targeting NF-κB in glioblastoma: A therapeutic approach.

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    Friedmann-Morvinski, Dinorah; Narasimamurthy, Rajesh; Xia, Yifeng; Myskiw, Chad; Soda, Yasushi; Verma, Inder M

    2016-01-01

    Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and lethal form of intracranial tumor. We have established a lentivirus-induced mouse model of malignant gliomas, which faithfully captures the pathophysiology and molecular signature of mesenchymal human GBM. RNA-Seq analysis of these tumors revealed high nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) activation showing enrichment of known NF-κB target genes. Inhibition of NF-κB by either depletion of IκB kinase 2 (IKK2), expression of a IκBαM super repressor, or using a NEMO (NF-κB essential modifier)-binding domain (NBD) peptide in tumor-derived cell lines attenuated tumor proliferation and prolonged mouse survival. Timp1, one of the NF-κB target genes significantly up-regulated in GBM, was identified to play a role in tumor proliferation and growth. Inhibition of NF-κB activity or silencing of Timp1 resulted in slower tumor growth in both mouse and human GBM models. Our results suggest that inhibition of NF-κB activity or targeting of inducible NF-κB genes is an attractive therapeutic approach for GBM. PMID:26824076

  17. Advances in NF-κB Signaling Transduction and Transcription

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    Weihua Xiao

    2004-01-01

    The molecular mechanisms for NF-κB signaling transduction and transcription have been the most attractive subjects for both basic research and pharmaceutical industries due to its important roles in both physiological and pathogenesis, particularly the close association of dysregulated NF-κB with tumorgenesis and inflammation. Several novel intracellular molecular events that regulate NF-κB activity have been described recently, including the discovery of an alternative signaling pathway that appears inducing a specific subset genes involved in adoptive immune response. Multi-level and multi-dimensional regulation of NF-κB activity by phosphorylation and acetylation modifications have unveiled and became the hottest targets for potentially tissue specific molecular interventions. Another emerging mechanism for NF-κB-responsive gene's regulation where NF-κB participates the transcriptional regulation independent of its cognate regulatory binding site within the target gene's promoter but facilitating the transaction activity of other involved transcription factors,that implicated an novel transcriptional activities for NF-κB. Thus, the current review will focus on these recent progresses that have been made on NF-κB signaling transduction and transcription. Cellular & Molecular Immunology. 2004;1(6):425-435.

  18. Advances in NF-κB Signaling Transduction and Transcription

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    2004-01-01

    The molecular mechanisms for NF-κB signaling transduction and transcription have been the most attractive subjects for both basic research and pharmaceutical industries due to its important roles in both physiological and pathogenesis, particularly the close association of dysregulated NF-κB with tumorgenesis and inflammation. Several novel intracellular molecular events that regulate NF-κB activity have been described recently, including the discovery of an alternative signaling pathway that appears inducing a specific subset genes involved in adoptive immune response. Multi-level and multi-dimensional regulation of NF-κB activity by phosphorylation and acetylation modifications have unveiled and became the hottest targets for potentially tissue specific molecular interventions. Another emerging mechanism for NF-κB-responsive gene's regulation where NF-κB participates the transcriptional regulation independent of its cognate regulatory binding site within the target gene's promoter but facilitating the transaction activity of other involved transcription factors,that implicated an novel transcriptional activities for NF-κB. Thus, the current review will focus on these recent progresses that have been made on NF-κB signaling transduction and transcription. Cellular & Molecular Immunology. 2004; 1(6):425-435.

  19. Implementation of ISO guide 25 in a medical dosimetry secondary standards calibration laboratory

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    Currently, there is a great deal of discussion among industry and government agencies about ISO 9000 accreditation. U.S. manufacturers with ISO 9000 accreditation are regarded more favorably by European countries. The principles behind the ISO 9000 accreditation are based on the Total Quality Management (TQM) principles that are being implemented in many U.S. industries. This paper will deal only with the calibration issue. There is a difference in the areas covered by ISO 9000 and ISO Guide 25 documents. ISO 9000, in particular ISO 9001 - ISO 9003, cover the open-quotes calibrationclose quotes of inspection, measuring and test equipment. This equipment is basically used for open-quotes factory calibrationsclose quotes to determine that equipment is performing within manufacturer specifications. ISO Guide 25 is specifically for open-quotes calibration and testing laboratories,close quotes generally laboratories that have painstaking procedures to reduce uncertainties and establish high accuracy of the transfer of calibration. The experience of the University of Wisconsin Accredited Dosimetry Calibration Laboratory in conforming to ISO Guide 25 will be outlined. The entire laboratory staff must become familiar with the process and an individual with direct authority must become the one to maintain the quality of equipment and calibrations in the role of open-quotes quality-assurance manager.close quotes

  20. Deubiquitinases in the regulation of NF-κB signaling

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    Edward W Harhaj; Vishva M Dixit

    2011-01-01

    Nuclear factor-kappa B(NF-κB)is a critical regulator of multiple biological functions including innate and adaptive immunity and cell survival.Activation of NF-κB is tightly regulated to preclude chronic signaling that may lead to persistent inflammation and cancer.Ubiquitination of key signaling molecules by E3 ubiquitin iigases has emerged as an important regulatory mechanism for NF-κB signaling.Deubiquitinases(DUBs)counteract E3 ligases and therefore play a prominent role in the downregulation of NF-κB signaling and homeostasis.Understanding the mechanisms of NF-κB downregulation by specific DUBs such as A20 and CYLD may provide therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer.

  1. Radioreceptor opioid assay

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    A radioreceptor assay is described for assaying opioid drugs in biological fluids. The method enables the assay of total opioid activity, being specific for opioids as a class but lacking specificity within the class. A radio-iodinated opioid and the liquid test sample are incubated with an opiate receptor material. The percentage inhibition of the binding of the radio-iodinated compound to the opiate receptor is calculated and the opioid activity of the test liquid determined from a standard curve. Examples of preparing radio-iodinated opioids and assaying opioid activity are given. A test kit for the assay is described. Compared to other methods, this assay is cheap, easy and rapid. (U.K.)

  2. The C-terminal domains of NF-H and NF-M subunits maintain axonal neurofilament content by blocking turnover of the stationary neurofilament network.

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    Mala V Rao

    Full Text Available Newly synthesized neurofilaments or protofilaments are incorporated into a highly stable stationary cytoskeleton network as they are transported along axons. Although the heavily phosphorylated carboxyl-terminal tail domains of the heavy and medium neurofilament (NF subunits have been proposed to contribute to this process and particularly to stability of this structure, their function is still obscure. Here we show in NF-H/M tail deletion [NF-(H/M(tailΔ] mice that the deletion of both of these domains selectively lowers NF levels 3-6 fold along optic axons without altering either rates of subunit synthesis or the rate of slow axonal transport of NF. Pulse labeling studies carried out over 90 days revealed a significantly faster rate of disappearance of NF from the stationary NF network of optic axons in NF-(H/M(tailΔ mice. Faster NF disappearance was accompanied by elevated levels of NF-L proteolytic fragments in NF-(H/M(tailΔ axons. We conclude that NF-H and NF-M C-terminal domains do not normally regulate NF transport rates as previously proposed, but instead increase the proteolytic resistance of NF, thereby stabilizing the stationary neurofilament cytoskeleton along axons.

  3. Europe's space telescope ISO finds water in distant places

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    Equally striking is ISO's discovery of water vapour in the outer planets, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. As those chilly planets cannot release water from within, they probably have a supply of water coming from elsewhere in the Solar System. Since ISO went into orbit at the end of 1995, it has used its unique power of analysing infrared rays coming from the Universe to identify water vapour and water ice near dying stars and newborn stars. It has also measured the water vapour steaming from Comet Hale-Bopp. "Before ISO no instrument was capable of detecting water in so many places," comments ESA's director of science, Roger Bonnet. "To start revealing the cosmic history of the Earth's water is a big success for ESA and for the astronomers who use our unique infrared observatory. And ISO's discovery that water is commonplace in the Galaxy will encourage renewed speculation about life that may exist in the vicinity of other stars." Water amid the stars Primaeval hydrogen atoms make water by joining with oxygen atoms that are manufactured within stars, in nuclear reactions occurring towards the end of a star's life. Oxygen from defunct stars enriches the Galaxy, and abundant hydrogen is available to react with it. Although the existence of water in interstellar space is not surprising, the Earth's moist atmosphere makes life difficult for any astronomer who wishes to spot water vapour in the Universe with ground-based instruments. Observations from aircraft and balloons gave early hints of cosmic water, but thorough investigations had to wait for ISO's unhampered view from space. Three of the satellite's instruments, the Short Wavelength Spectrometer (SWS), the Long Wavelength Spectrometer (LWS) and the photometer ISOPHOT operating in spectroscopic mode, take part in the hunt for water. Last year, for example, users of both SWS and LWS reported water vapour in the vicinity of the aged star, W Hydrae, from which oxygen-rich winds blow into space. The bright infrared

  4. Absolute nuclear material assay

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    Prasad, Manoj K.; Snyderman, Neal J.; Rowland, Mark S.

    2010-07-13

    A method of absolute nuclear material assay of an unknown source comprising counting neutrons from the unknown source and providing an absolute nuclear material assay utilizing a model to optimally compare to the measured count distributions. In one embodiment, the step of providing an absolute nuclear material assay comprises utilizing a random sampling of analytically computed fission chain distributions to generate a continuous time-evolving sequence of event-counts by spreading the fission chain distribution in time.

  5. Absolute nuclear material assay

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    Prasad, Manoj K.; Snyderman, Neal J.; Rowland, Mark S.

    2012-05-15

    A method of absolute nuclear material assay of an unknown source comprising counting neutrons from the unknown source and providing an absolute nuclear material assay utilizing a model to optimally compare to the measured count distributions. In one embodiment, the step of providing an absolute nuclear material assay comprises utilizing a random sampling of analytically computed fission chain distributions to generate a continuous time-evolving sequence of event-counts by spreading the fission chain distribution in time.

  6. Soluciones en las empresas de TI mediante la aplicación de un sistema de gestión ISO 20000 parte 1 integrado a un sistema ISO 27001 e ISO 9001

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    Zubieta Guillén, José María

    2010-01-01

    En este proyecto fin de carrera se pretende exponer el beneficio en la gestión de las empresas de TI (Tecnologías de la Información) de los sistemas de gestión integrados ISO 9001 e ISO 27001 tras implantar el complemento ISO 20000 parte 1. A tal efecto se mostrará una empresa de software estándar (para los ejemplos a desarrollar se empleará una empresa encargada del desarrollo, personalización y mantenimiento de un ERP).

  7. Evaluation of the PetrifilmTM EB and TEMPO® EB systems with ISO 21528-2:2004 method for the count of Enterobacteriaceae in milk

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    Andréia Cirolini

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The development of alternative microbiological techniques is driven by the necessity to meet the current needs to deliver rapid results in the manufacturing process of foods, but it is important that these methods be evaluated for each application. The objective of the present study was to assess the PetrifilmTM EB and the TEMPO® EB systems with ISO 21528-2:2004 for the count of Enterobacteriaceae in pasteurized and UHT milk samples. We analyzed the microflora of 141 pasteurized milk samples, 15 samples of artificially contaminated pasteurized milk and 15 samples of artificially contaminated UHT milk. Investigation of the method PetrifilmTM EB and ISO 21528:2 regression analysis showed a high correlation in the samples, r = 0.90 for the microflora of pasteurized milk, r = 0.98 for artificially contaminated pasteurized milk and r = 0.99 for the artificially contaminated UHT milk. In evaluating the system TEMPO EB ® method and ISO 21528:2 correlation was also significant in the analyzed samples, with r = 0.86 for the microflora of pasteurized milk, r = 0.96 for artificially contaminated pasteurized milk and r = 0.99 for artificially contaminated UHT milk. No statistically significant differences were observed between the three methods conducted to analyze artificially contaminated pasteurized and UHT milk at three inoculum levels. In conclusion, the PetrifilmTM EB system and the TEMPO® EB system may be an alternative to the ISO 21528-2:2004 for the Enterobacteriaceae assay for milk as because of the ease-of-operation and the time reduction achieved for conducting the microbiological assay using these systems.

  8. Tricyclic antidepressant radioreceptor assay

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    A receptor assay for tricyclic antidepressants described here is based on the ability of these drugs to compete with [3H]-3-guinuclidnyl benzilate (3H-QNB) for binding to muscarinic cholinergic receptors in rat brain membranes. The assay is sensitive, in that it can detect, for example, 2ng/ml nortriptyline in plasma. Seven plasma samples from depressed patients treated with nortriptyline were assayed with the radioreceptor and gas liquid chromatographic methods, and the results from these two methods were almost identical. This assay should be used cautiously, if at all, in patients treated with other drugs that have potent anticholinergic effects. (Auth.)

  9. IRF-2 regulates NF-κB activity by modulating the subcellular localization of NF-κB

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    Nuclear Factor-kappa B (NF-κB) is a transcription factor essential to the control of cell proliferation, survival, differentiation, immune response, and inflammation. Constitutive NF-κB activation has been observed in a broad variety of solid tumors and hematological malignancies, which suggests that NF-κB signaling may perform a critical role in the development of human cancers. Interferon regulatory factor-2 (IRF-2), an antagonistic transcriptional repressor of IRF-1, evidences oncogenic potential, but little is currently known regarding the mechanism underlying the oncogenic activities of IRF-2. In this study, we report that IRF-2 recruits RelA/p65 transcription factors into the nucleus via physical interaction. While the nuclear recruitment of RelA by IRF-2 augments TNFα-induced NF-κB dependent transcription, the N-terminal truncated mutant form of IRF-2 inhibits the nuclear localization of RelA, and thus interferes with NF-κB activation. Furthermore, the knockdown of IRF-2 by IRF-2 siRNA attenuates TNFα-induced NF-κB dependent transcription by inhibiting the nuclear localization of RelA. Thus, these results show that IRF-2 regulates NF-κB activity via the modulation of NF-κB subcellular localization

  10. Mosaic type-1 NF1 microdeletions as a cause of both generalized and segmental neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1).

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    Messiaen, Ludwine; Vogt, Julia; Bengesser, Kathrin; Fu, Chuanhua; Mikhail, Fady; Serra, Eduard; Garcia-Linares, Carles; Cooper, David N; Lazaro, Conxi; Kehrer-Sawatzki, Hildegard

    2011-02-01

    Mosaicism is an important feature of type-1 neurofibromatosis (NF1) on account of its impact upon both clinical manifestations and transmission risk. Using FISH and MLPA to screen 3500 NF1 patients, we identified 146 individuals harboring gross NF1 deletions, 14 of whom (9.6%) displayed somatic mosaicism. The high rate of mosaicism in patients with NF1 deletions supports the postulated idea of a direct relationship between the high new mutation rate in this cancer predisposition syndrome and the frequency of mosaicism. Seven of the 14 mosaic NF1 deletions were type-2, whereas four were putatively type-1, and three were atypical. Two of the four probable type-1 deletions were confirmed as such by breakpoint-spanning PCR or SNP analysis. Both deletions were associated with a generalized manifestation of NF1. Independently, we identified a third patient with a mosaic type-1 NF1 deletion who exhibited segmental NF1. Together, these three cases constitute the first proven mosaic type-1 deletions so far reported. In two of these three mosaic type-1 deletions, the breakpoints were located within PRS1 and PRS2, previously identified as hotspots for nonallelic homologous recombination (NAHR) during meiosis. Hence, NAHR within PRS1 and PRS2 is not confined to meiosis but may also occur during postzygotic mitotic cell cycles. PMID:21280148

  11. Garcinol-induced apoptosis in prostate and pancreatic cancer cells is mediated by NF- kappaB signaling.

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    Ahmad, Aamir; Wang, Zhiwei; Wojewoda, Christine; Ali, Raza; Kong, Dejuan; Maitah, Ma'in Y; Banerjee, Sanjeev; Bao, Bin; Padhye, Subhash; Sarkar, Fazlul H

    2011-01-01

    Garcinol, obtained from Garcinia indica, is a potent antioxidant. Its anticancer activity has been investigated; however, there is no published report on its action against prostate and pancreatic cancer cells. We have earlier reported its activity against breast cancer cells, and here we tested our hypothesis that garcinol could inhibit cell proliferation and induce apoptosis in prostate as well as pancreatic cancer cells. Using multiple techniques such as MTT, Histone-DNA ELISA, activated caspase assays, clonogenic assays and EMSA, we investigated the mechanism of apoptosis-inducing effect of garcinol in prostate (LNCaP, C4-2B and PC3) and pancreatic (BxPC-3) cancer cells. We found that garcinol inhibited cell growth of all the cell lines tested with a concomitant induction of apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner. Down-regulation of NF-kappaB signaling pathway appears to be the mechanism of apoptosis-induction because garcinol inhibited constitutive levels of NF-betaB activity, which was consistent with down-regulation of NF-betaB-regulated genes. A significant decrease in the colony forming ability of all the cell lines was also observed, suggesting the possible application of this compound against metastatic disease. In summary, our results provide pre-clinical evidence to support the use of garcinol against human prostate and pancreatic cancer, thus meriting its further investigation as a potential chemo-preventive and/or therapeutic agent. PMID:21622152

  12. ISO 9000 and/or Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model?

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    Gholston, Sampson E.

    2002-01-01

    For businesses and organizations to remain competitive today they must have processes and systems in place that will allow them to first identify customer needs and then develop products/processes that will meet or exceed the customers needs and expectations. Customer needs, once identified, are normally stated as requirements. Designers can then develop products/processes that will meet these requirements. Several functions, such as quality management and systems engineering management are used to assist product development teams in the development process. Both functions exist in all organizations and both have a similar objective, which is to ensure that developed processes will meet customer requirements. Are efforts in these organizations being duplicated? Are both functions needed by organizations? What are the similarities and differences between the functions listed above? ISO 9000 is an international standard of goods and services. It sets broad requirements for the assurance of quality and for management's involvement. It requires organizations to document the processes and to follow these documented processes. ISO 9000 gives customers assurance that the suppliers have control of the process for product development. Systems engineering can broadly be defined as a discipline that seeks to ensure that all requirements for a system are satisfied throughout the life of the system by preserving their interrelationship. The key activities of systems engineering include requirements analysis, functional analysis/allocation, design synthesis and verification, and system analysis and control. The systems engineering process, when followed properly, will lead to higher quality products, lower cost products, and shorter development cycles. The System Engineering Capability Maturity Model (SE-CMM) will allow companies to measure their system engineering capability and continuously improve those capabilities. ISO 9000 and SE-CMM seem to have a similar objective, which

  13. Arranging ISO 13606 archetypes into a knowledge base.

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    Kopanitsa, Georgy

    2014-01-01

    To enable the efficient reuse of standard based medical data we propose to develop a higher level information model that will complement the archetype model of ISO 13606. This model will make use of the relationships that are specified in UML to connect medical archetypes into a knowledge base within a repository. UML connectors were analyzed for their ability to be applied in the implementation of a higher level model that will establish relationships between archetypes. An information model was developed using XML Schema notation. The model allows linking different archetypes of one repository into a knowledge base. Presently it supports several relationships and will be advanced in future. PMID:25160140

  14. ISO Mid-Infrared Observations of Abell 370

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    Metcalfe, L; Aussel, H; Biviano, A; McBreen, B; Delaney, M; Elbaz, D; Hanlon, L O; Kessler, M F; Leech, K J; Okumura, K; Schulz, B; Starck, J L; Vigroux, L

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    We report on the mid-IR imaging at 7 and 10 microns of the galaxy cluster Abell 370, obtained with the ISOCAM instrument onboard ESA's Infrared Space Observatory (ISO), as part of an ongoing program to image gravitational arcs and arclets in distant clusters. We have recorded initial detections of the A0 giant arc in both bandpasses, the two central dominant galaxies at 7 microns, and several other cluster members and field galaxies. These preliminary results are indicative of the potential output of our program when more extensive observational data become available.

  15. Characterization of a novel curcumin analog P1 as potent inhibitor of the NF-κB signaling pathway with distinct mechanisms

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    Yan-min PENG; Jian-bin ZHENG; Yu-bo ZHOU; Jia LI

    2013-01-01

    Aim:Curcumin has shown promising anticancer activity,which relies on its inhibition on NF-κB pathway.In this study,we characterized the pharmacological profile of a novel curcumin analog P1 and elucidate the related mechanisms.Methods:HEK293/NF-κB cells,stably transfected with an NF-κB-responsive luciferase reporter plasmid,were generated for highthroughput screen (HTS).Eight cancer cell lines,including PC3,COLO 205,HeLa cells etc.were tested.Cell viability was assessed using the sulforhodamine B (SRB) assays.Cell apoptosis was evaluated using FACS,immunocytochemistry,and Western blotting.H2-DCFDA and MitoSOX Red were used to detect cellular and mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS).The mitochondrial function was evaluated using mitochondrial oxygen consumption assay.Results:P1,a tropinone curcumin,was found in HTS targeting the NF-κB pathway.Its IC50 value in inhibition of TNF-α-induced NF-κB activation was 0.8 μmol/L,whereas its IC50 values in inhibiting the growth of A549 and HeLa cells were 1.24 and 0.69 μmol/L,respectively,which was 20- to 30-fold more potent than curcumin.The inhibition of P1 on the NF-κB pathway was further addressed in HeLa cells.The compound up to 10 μmol/L did not affect the binding of NF-κB to DNA,but markedly inhibited NF-κB nuclear translocation,IκB degradation and IκB kinase phosphorylation.The compound (1 and 3 μmol/L) concentration-dependently induced ROS generation,whereas curcumin up to 20 μmol/L had no effect.P1-induced ROS generation was mainly localized in mitochondria,and reversed by NAC.Moreover,the compound significantly enhanced TNF-α-induced apoptosis.Conclusion:P1 is a novel curcumin analog with potent anticancer activities,which exerts a distinct inhibition on the NF-κB pathway.

  16. ISO 14000 information platform. Quarterly report, January 1--March 31, 1998

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    GETE, through its ISO 14000 Information Platform, globeNet{trademark} (www.iso14000.net), seeks to provide FETC and the US Department of Energy (DOE) with a timely, accurate, and reliable information resource on the issue of environmental management standards. This resource allows FETC to keep track of the latest developments in the ISO 14000 arena, in DOE as well as throughout the federal complex and industry. Utilizing this information, FETC and DOE can make critical decisions on their own use and implementation of the ISO 14000 standards. The information platform also provides FETC with a forum to present information on its activities, such as the DOE ISO 14000 Pilot Projects, and as an information gathering and dissemination resource for its publications. GETE works with an array of national and international contacts and content sources to gather information and provide daily updates on ISO 14000 and related environmental management issues.

  17. ISO 9001 : 2000 and the Baldrige criteria for performance excellence - a comparison.

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    Willette, Gail L.; Richards, Robert Ray

    2004-06-01

    The Sandia National Laboratories Nuclear Weapons Strategic Management Unit (NWSMU) is pursuing performance excellence, by focusing on compliance with the ISO 9001:2000 standard for quality management systems. The NWSMU also intends to achieve ISO Certification and eventually reach levels of performance excellence that are consistent with those of Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winners. In that context, this report documents a study undertaken to answer these questions: {sm_bullet} Would achieving ISO 9001:2000 compliance or certification help an organization prepare to achieve Baldrige-level performance excellence? {sm_bullet} Would pursuing Baldrige-based performance excellence help an organization achieve ISO certification? {sm_bullet} What are the areas where the Baldrige and ISO systems are most closely aligned? The study produced answers to those questions, as well as a number of comparisons and contrasts between the ISO standard and the Baldrige criteria.

  18. 浅析ISO 9000与流程管理

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    2007-01-01

    指出了ISO9000质量管理体系与业务流程管理(BPM)两者之间的关系,探讨了BPM是推动ISO9000持续改进的动力,列举了企业ISO9000与BPM结合的业务流程再造案例,说明组织在实施ISO9001标准,而未使用ISO9004指南标准时,流程管理是组织确保ISO9000质量管理体系得到持续改进的一种管理理论和方法.

  19. Cadenas de rodillos. Tendencias de desarrollo y dimensionales según normas ISO.

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    M. E. García Domínguez

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available El artículo es una compilación de resultados derivados de un estudio del desarrollo de la transmisión por cadena de rodillos que permite brindar información relevante sobre la tendencia del mercado internacional, innovaciones recientes en las cadenas de rodillos y las diferencias dimensionales que caracterizan las series geométricas de las cadenas ISO-A e ISO-B según la norma ISO 606:2004The paper is a compilation of some results associated with the development of roller chain transmissions and outstanding information in relations with the roller chain market trend, recent innovations and dimensional differences of ISO-A and ISO-B roller chain series according to ISO Standard 606:2004.

  20. Effects of decoy molecules targeting NF-kappaB transcription factors in Cystic fibrosis IB3-1 cells: recruitment of NF-kappaB to the IL-8 gene promoter and transcription of the IL-8 gene.

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    Finotti, Alessia; Borgatti, Monica; Bezzerri, Valentino; Nicolis, Elena; Lampronti, Ilaria; Dechecchi, Maria; Mancini, Irene; Cabrini, Giulio; Saviano, Michele; Avitabile, Concetta; Romanelli, Alessandra; Gambari, Roberto

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    One of the clinical features of cystic fibrosis (CF) is a deep inflammatory process, which is characterized by production and release of cytokines and chemokines, among which interleukin 8 (IL-8) represents one of the most important. Accordingly, there is a growing interest in developing therapies against CF to reduce the excessive inflammatory response in the airways of CF patients. Since transcription factor NF-kappaB plays a critical role in IL-8 expression, the transcription factor decoy (TFD) strategy might be of interest. In order to demonstrate that TFD against NF-kappaB interferes with the NF-kappaB pathway we proved, by chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) that treatment with TFD oligodeoxyribonucleotides of cystic fibrosis IB3-1 cells infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa leads to a decrease occupancy of the Il-8 gene promoter by NF-kappaB factors. In order to develop more stable therapeutic molecules, peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) based agents were considered. In this respect PNA-DNA-PNA (PDP) chimeras are molecules of great interest from several points of view: (1) they can be complexed with liposomes and microspheres; (2) they are resistant to DNases, serum and cytoplasmic extracts; (3) they are potent decoy molecules. By using electrophoretic mobility shift assay and RT-PCR analysis we have demonstrated that (1) the effects of PDP/PDP NF-kappaB decoy chimera on accumulation of pro-inflammatory mRNAs in P.aeruginosa infected IB3-1 cells reproduce that of decoy oligonucleotides; in particular (2) the PDP/PDP chimera is a strong inhibitor of IL-8 gene expression; (3) the effect of PDP/PDP chimeras, unlike those of ODN-based decoys, are observed even in the absence of protection with lipofectamine. These informations are of great impact, in our opinion, for the development of stable molecules to be used in non-viral gene therapy of cystic fibrosis. PMID:22772035

  1. Changes of NF-κB expression and function in differentiated thyroid cancer cells by 131I therapy

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    Objective: To study the effects of 131I on the expression and function of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) in a DTC cell line and to investigate the possibility of combined therapy of 131 I and a NF-κB inhibitor (Bay 11-7082). Methods: By cell survival assay, effects of monotherapy and the combination of 131I and Bay 11-7082 were assessed. The absorbent values (As) were read at 450 nm. Cell survival rate was calculated using the following formula:(Atherpy-Ablank)/(Acontrol-Ablank) × 100%. By DNA binding assay, nuclear proteins extracted at 6, 24 and 48 h after treatment were added to the NF-κB DNA binding probes. The A was read at 450 nm. DNA binding rate was obtained according to the formula: (Atherapy-Ablank)/(Acontrol-Ablank) × 100%. The changes of NF-κB protein expression after different therapies were detected by Western blot, and β-actin was used as control for semi-quantitative analysis. Paired t test, F test and q test were performed for statistical analysis. Results: Significant differences of cancer cell survival rates were shown after monotherapy of different 131I activities and different concentrations of Bay 11-7082 (F=281.07 and 173.84, both P<0.01). The cancer survival rates after 131I treatment alone, Bay 11-7082 treatment alone and combined therapy were (67.33 ± 5.65 )%, (61.83 ± 6.68)% and (36.67 ± 5.35)% respectively (F=45.79, P<0.01). Also, significant reduction of cell survival rates were shown between the combined therapy and monotherapy of 131I or Bay 11-7082 (q=8.20 and 8.35, both P<0.01). DNA binding assay showed 131I could greatly induce NF-κB binding rate,which reached a peak of (255.33 ±29.86 )% at 24 h. Combined therapy suppressed NF-κB binding rates to 22.10%, 39.75% and 43.18% at 6, 24 and 48 h respectively, which were significantly different compared with those of 131I monotherapy (t: 24.58, 26.29, 8.20, all P<0.01). The most suppressed NF-κB p65 binding rate (35.33 ± 8.21 )% was observed at 6 h, which was significantly

  2. Disruption of NF-κB signaling by fluoxetine attenuates MGMT expression in glioma cells

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Tao Song,1 Hui Li,2 Zhiliang Tian,3 Chaojiu Xu,4 Jingfang Liu,1 Yong Guo1 1Department of Neurosurgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, 2Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Medical School of Jishou University, 3Department of Neurosurgery, 4Department of Oncology, The Hospital of Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture, Jishou, People’s Republic of China Background: Resistance to temozolomide (TMZ in glioma is modulated by the DNA repair protein O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT. This study aimed to examine the effects of fluoxetine (FLT on MGMT expression in glioma cells and to investigate its underlying mechanisms.Materials and methods: Expression of MGMT, GluR1, or IκB kinase β (IKKβ was attenuated using short hairpin RNA-mediated gene knockdown. The 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol -2-yl-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT assay was used to evaluate the growth inhibition induced by FLT or TMZ. Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase deoxyuridine triphosphate nick end labeling (TUNEL was conducted to detect apoptotic cells. Western blotting was conducted to analyze the protein expression of MGMT, IKKβ, and NF-κB/p65 following FLT treatment. The murine subcutaneous xenograft model was used to evaluate the combinational effect of TMZ and FLT.Results: FLT markedly reduced MGMT expression in glioma cells, which was independent of GluR1 receptor function. Further, FLT disrupted NF-κB/p65 signaling in glioma cells and consequently attenuated NF-κB/p65 activity in regulating MGMT expression. Importantly, FLT sensitized MGMT-expressing glioma cells to TMZ, as FLT enhanced TMZ’s ability to impair the in vitro tumorigenic potential and to induce apoptosis in glioma cells. Knockdown of MGMT or IKKβ expression abolished the synergistic effect of FLT with TMZ in glioma cells, which suggested that FLT might sensitize glioma cells to TMZ through down-regulation of MGMT expression. Consistently, TMZ combined with FLT markedly attenuated NF

  3. In vitro anticancer property of a novel thalidomide analogue through inhibition of NF-κB activation in HL-60 cells

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    Min LI; Wan SUN; Ya-ping YANG; Bo XU; Wen-yuan YI; Yan-xia MA; Zhong-jun LI; Jing-rong CUI

    2009-01-01

    Aim: To investigate the anticancer property and possible mechanism of action of a novel sugar-substituted thalidomide derivative (STA-35) on HL-60 cells in vitro. Methods: TNF-α-induced NF-κB activation was determined using a reporter gene assay. The MTT assay was used to mea-sure cytotoxicity of the compound. The appearance of apoptotic Sub-G1 cells was detected by flow cytometry analysis. PARP cleavage and protein expression of NF-κB p65 and its inhibitor IκB were viewed by Western blotting. Results: STA-35 (1-20 μmol/L) suppressed TNF-α-induced NF-κB activation in transfected cells (HEK293/pNiFty-SEAP) in a dose- (1-20 μmol/L) and time-dependent (0-48 h) manner. It was also shown that STA-35 exerted a dose-dependent inhibitory effect on HL-60 cell proliferation with an IC50 value of 9.05 μmol/L. In addition, STA-35 induced apoptosis in HL-60 cells, as indicated by the appearance of a Sub-G1 peak in the cell cycle distribution, as well as poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) cleavage. Subsequently, both NF-κB p65 and its inhibitor IκB gradually accumulated in cytoplasmic extracts in a dose- and time-dependent manner, indicating the blockage of NF-κB translocation induced by TNF-α from the cytoplasm to the nucleus. Conclusion: A novel sugar-substituted thalidomide derivative, STA-35, is potent toward HL-60 cells in vitro and induces apoptosis by the suppression of NF-κB activation.

  4. Bacterial endotoxin enhances colorectal cancer cell adhesion and invasion through TLR-4 and NF-kappaB-dependent activation of the urokinase plasminogen activator system.

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    Killeen, S D

    2009-05-19

    Perioperative exposure to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is associated with accelerated metastatic colorectal tumour growth. LPS directly affects cells through Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) and the transcription factor NF-kappaB. The urokinase plasminogen activator (u-PA) system is intimately implicated in tumour cell extracellular matrix (ECM) interactions fundamental to tumour progression. Thus we sought to determine if LPS directly induces accelerated tumour cell ECM adhesion and invasion through activation of the u-PA system and to elucidate the cellular pathways involved. Human colorectal tumour cell lines were stimulated with LPS. u-PA concentration, u-PA activity, active u-PA, surface urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (u-PAR) and TLR-4 expression were assessed by ELISA, colorimetric assay, western blot analysis and flow cytometry respectively. In vitro tumour cell vitronectin adhesion and ECM invasion were analysed by vitronectin adhesion assay and ECM invasion chambers. u-PA and u-PAR function was inhibited with anti u-PA antibodies or the selective u-PA inhibitors amiloride or WXC-340, TLR-4 by TLR-4-blocking antibodies and NF-kappaB by the selective NF-kappaB inhibitor SN-50. LPS upregulates u-PA and u-PAR in a dose-dependent manner, enhancing in vitro tumour cell vitronectin adhesion and ECM invasion by >40% (P<0.01). These effects were ameliorated by u-PA and u-PAR inhibition. LPS activates NF-kappaB through TLR-4. TLR-4 and NF-kappaB inhibition ameliorated LPS-enhanced u-PA and u-PAR expression, tumour cell vitronectin adhesion and ECM invasion. LPS promotes tumour cell ECM adhesion and invasion through activation of the u-PA system in a TLR-4- and NF-kappaB-dependent manner.

  5. Dopad revize ISO 9001:2008 na certifikovanou společnost

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    Andera, Tomáš

    2013-01-01

    Bachelor thesis analyses the influence of the ISO 9001:2008 revision on certified company. In theoretical part the thesis explains the origins of quality standards, its history and development until 2013. The description of particular types and parts of ISO norm and its benefits follows. Next part of the thesis deals with certain part of ISO norm. This part of the norm deals mainly with company top management. The empirical part is focused on Kone Industrial. The basic information about th...

  6. ISO and Social Standardisation: Uncomfortable compromises in Global Policy-Making

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    Peña, A.M. (A.)

    2011-01-01

    This paper intends to explore the involvement of ISO, the world’s most iconic standard-setting institution, in the field of social responsibility, leading to the publication of the ISO26000 standard in November, 2010. Through several aspects of this experience, an almost decade-long process, I will show how ISO developed a new political structure aimed specifically at creating global policy, originating one the most sophisticated frameworks in existence to consensualise "universal" sociopolit...

  7. Kontejnery ISO a manipulační prostředky na kontejnery

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    Heřman, Lukáš

    2012-01-01

    This bachelor thesis deals with ISO containers and handling equipment. It describes the legislative based on listed ČSN standards (coding, identification and marking, technical requirements and testing, sorting, dimensions and gross weight, manipulation and fixation, corner elements). It also mentions the construction of individual ISO containers and their loaders. Partition of individual loading and replacement mechanisms. Various kinds of series 1 ISO containers used in container terminals ...

  8. Interim Report on ISO TC 163 Working Group 3. Annual progress report

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    Fairey, Philip [Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL (United States)

    2009-04-02

    This reports cover the initial year efforts of the International Standards Organization (ISO) to develop international standards for rating the energy performance of buildings. The author of this report is a participant in this effort. This report summarizes the activities of the ISO Working Group charged with development of these standards and makes recommendations to the sponsors for future U.S. involvement in this ISO effort.

  9. ISO 9001 and business performance: a quantitative study in portuguese organizations

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    Dias, Alcina Portugal; Heras-Saizarbitoria, Iñaki

    2013-01-01

    The effects of ISO 9001 quality certification process inside an organization may be considered on a wide range. This article places this phenomenon under a theoretical perspective and aims to analyze the impact of ISO 9001 quality standard on business performance according to the financial information data. More specifically, the impact of ISO 9001on productivity, business value and increase on sales is viewed through an econometric model of analysis concerning a panel data of Portuguese comp...

  10. Efficiency of ISO 9001 in Portugal: a qualitative study from a holistic theoreticalperspective

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    Dias, Alcina Portugal; Heras, Inaki

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to analyse the efficiency of ISO 9001 from a holistic theoretical approach where the Contingency theory, the Institutional theory and the Resources-Based View are integrated. The study was carried out in companies of different sectors of activity in Portugal, based on a qualitative methodology (interviews). The fact of the interviews having been undertaken under an ISO 9001 structure made it easier for companies to grasp the issues under investigation. An ISO 9001...

  11. GeNF - Experimental report 2006

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    Pranzas, P.K.; Schreyer, A.; Willumeit, R. (eds.) [GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany). Inst. of Materials Research

    2007-07-01

    At the Geesthacht Neutron Facility GeNF about 212 experiments were performed in 2006 by GKSS and by or for external users, partners or contractors. In most cases the measurements were performed and analysed in cooperation by the guests and by the GKSS staff or by the permanent external user group staff. The activities, which are based on a proposal procedure and on the in house R and D program, are reported in 71 contributions in the present annual experimental report for the year 2006. The contributions may contain one or also several combined experiments. During 2006 the GKSS research reactor FRG-1 achieved an operation time of 197 days at the full 5 MW reactor power providing a neutron flux of ca. 1.4 x 10{sup 14} thermal neutrons/cm{sup 2}s. The cold neutron source was available during the complete operation time. The focus of the in house R and D work at GeNF instruments was the characterisation of nanostructures in engineering materials, the analysis of stresses and textures in welds and technical structures at ARES-2, TEX-2, DCD and SANS-2, the structural investigation of hydrogen containing substances such as polymers, colloids and biological macromolecules at SANS-1 as well as the characterisation of magnetic thin films at PNR, NeRo, POLDI and ROeDI. The thoroughly upgraded residual stress diffractomer ARES-2 went in full operation in spring 2006 as well as the new neutron tomography device at GENRA-3. The installation of modern experiment control hardware and software based on LabView was completed on all designated instruments. In the appendices I and II the experimental reports of REFSANS at FRM II are attached as well as of the GKSS outstation HARWI-II at DESY. Both instruments started full operation in 2006. (orig.)

  12. GeNF - experimental report 2003

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    Schreyer, A.; Vollbrandt, J.; Willumeit, R. (eds.) [GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany). Inst. for Materials Research

    2004-07-01

    At the Geesthacht Neutron Facility GeNF about 210 experiments were performed in 2003 by GKSS and by or for external users, partners or contractors. In most cases the measurements were performed and analysed in cooperation by the guest and by the GKSS staff or by the permanent external user group staff. The activities, which are based on a proposal procedure and on the in house R and D program, are reported in 76 contributions in the present annual experimental report for the year 2003. The contributions may contain one or also several combined experiments. During 2003 the GKSS research reactor FRG-1 achieved an operation time of 252 days at the full 5 MW reactor power providing a neutron flux of ca. 1,4 x 10{sup 14} thermal neutrons / cm{sup 2} s. The cold neutron source was available during the complete operation time. The focus of the in house R and D work at GeNF instruments was the characterisation of metal alloys, the analysis of stresses in welds and technical structures at ARES, FSS, DCD and SANS-2, the structural investigation of hydrogen containing substances such as polymers, colloids and biological macromolecules at SANS-1 as well as the characterisation of magnetic thin films at PNR and ROeDI. The reflectomer TOREMA was thoroughly upgraded to the instrument NeRo and now offers new measurement possibilities. In the appendices the progress of the project REFSANS at FRM-II is reported as well as the experimental activities of the newly installed GKSS outstation HARWI-II at DESY. (orig.)

  13. GeNF - experimental report 2003

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    At the Geesthacht Neutron Facility GeNF about 210 experiments were performed in 2003 by GKSS and by or for external users, partners or contractors. In most cases the measurements were performed and analysed in cooperation by the guest and by the GKSS staff or by the permanent external user group staff. The activities, which are based on a proposal procedure and on the in house R and D program, are reported in 76 contributions in the present annual experimental report for the year 2003. The contributions may contain one or also several combined experiments. During 2003 the GKSS research reactor FRG-1 achieved an operation time of 252 days at the full 5 MW reactor power providing a neutron flux of ca. 1,4 x 1014 thermal neutrons / cm2 s. The cold neutron source was available during the complete operation time. The focus of the in house R and D work at GeNF instruments was the characterisation of metal alloys, the analysis of stresses in welds and technical structures at ARES, FSS, DCD and SANS-2, the structural investigation of hydrogen containing substances such as polymers, colloids and biological macromolecules at SANS-1 as well as the characterisation of magnetic thin films at PNR and ROeDI. The reflectomer TOREMA was thoroughly upgraded to the instrument NeRo and now offers new measurement possibilities. In the appendices the progress of the project REFSANS at FRM-II is reported as well as the experimental activities of the newly installed GKSS outstation HARWI-II at DESY. (orig.)

  14. GeNF - Experimental report 2006

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    At the Geesthacht Neutron Facility GeNF about 212 experiments were performed in 2006 by GKSS and by or for external users, partners or contractors. In most cases the measurements were performed and analysed in cooperation by the guests and by the GKSS staff or by the permanent external user group staff. The activities, which are based on a proposal procedure and on the in house R and D program, are reported in 71 contributions in the present annual experimental report for the year 2006. The contributions may contain one or also several combined experiments. During 2006 the GKSS research reactor FRG-1 achieved an operation time of 197 days at the full 5 MW reactor power providing a neutron flux of ca. 1.4 x 1014 thermal neutrons/cm2s. The cold neutron source was available during the complete operation time. The focus of the in house R and D work at GeNF instruments was the characterisation of nanostructures in engineering materials, the analysis of stresses and textures in welds and technical structures at ARES-2, TEX-2, DCD and SANS-2, the structural investigation of hydrogen containing substances such as polymers, colloids and biological macromolecules at SANS-1 as well as the characterisation of magnetic thin films at PNR, NeRo, POLDI and ROeDI. The thoroughly upgraded residual stress diffractomer ARES-2 went in full operation in spring 2006 as well as the new neutron tomography device at GENRA-3. The installation of modern experiment control hardware and software based on LabView was completed on all designated instruments. In the appendices I and II the experimental reports of REFSANS at FRM II are attached as well as of the GKSS outstation HARWI-II at DESY. Both instruments started full operation in 2006. (orig.)

  15. OsNF-YC2 and OsNF-YC4 proteins inhibit flowering under long-day conditions in rice

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    Kim, Soon-Kap

    2015-11-05

    OsNF-YC2 and OsNF-YC4 proteins regulate the photoperiodic flowering response through the modulation of three flowering-time genes ( Ehd1, Hd3a , and RFT1 ) in rice. Plant NUCLEAR FACTOR Y (NF-Y) transcription factors control numerous developmental processes by forming heterotrimeric complexes, but little is known about their roles in flowering in rice. In this study, it is shown that some subunits of OsNF-YB and OsNF-YC interact with each other, and among them, OsNF-YC2 and OsNF-YC4 proteins regulate the photoperiodic flowering response of rice. Protein interaction studies showed that the physical interactions occurred between the three OsNF-YC proteins (OsNF-YC2, OsNF-YC4 and OsNF-YC6) and three OsNF-YB proteins (OsNF-YB8, OsNF-YB10 and OsNF-YB11). Repression and overexpression of the OsNF-YC2 and OsNF-YC4 genes revealed that they act as inhibitors of flowering only under long-day (LD) conditions. Overexpression of OsNF-YC6, however, promoted flowering only under LD conditions, suggesting it could function as a flowering promoter. These phenotypes correlated with the changes in the expression of three rice flowering-time genes [Early heading date 1 (Ehd1), Heading date 3a (Hd3a) and RICE FLOWERING LOCUS T1 (RFT1)]. The diurnal and tissue-specific expression patterns of the subsets of OsNF-YB and OsNF-YC genes were similar to those of CCT domain encoding genes such as OsCO3, Heading date 1 (Hd1) and Ghd7. We propose that OsNF-YC2 and OsNF-YC4 proteins regulate the photoperiodic flowering response by interacting directly with OsNF-YB8, OsNF-YB10 or OsNF-YB11 proteins in rice.

  16. Conserved high-affinity NF-kappa B binding site in the interferon regulatory factor-1 promoter is not occupied by NF-kappa B in vivo and is transcriptionally inactive.

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    Rein, T; Schreck, R; Willenbrink, W; Neubert, W J; Zorbas, H; Bäuerle, P A

    1995-01-01

    The promoter of the interferon regulatory factor-1 (IRF-1) gene contains at position -47 to -38 an evolutionary conserved binding sequence for the inducible transcription factor NF-kappa B. This site is highly homologous to a transcriptionally active site from the MHC class I enhancer. In this study, we show by in vitro assays using purified NF-kappa B that the kappa B motif in the IRF-1 promoter binds the factor specifically and with high affinity, comparable to various other cis-acting kappa B elements. Two copies of the IRF-1 kappa B site fused to the heterologous c-fos promoter conferred induction of a chloramphenicol acetyl transferase (CAT) reported gene in response to stimulation of L929 fibroblasts with various NF-kappa B inducers, such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) or phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA). Mutation of the binding site completely abolished transcriptional inducibility of the heterologous promoter. Surprisingly, the same IRF-1 kappa B motif in context of the homologous IRF-1 promoter was transcriptionally inactive in CAT assays. The very weak induction of the IRF-1 promoter in response to TNF treatment or infection of fibroblasts with Newcastle disease virus (NDV) was barely affected by point mutation of the kappa B site or loss of the site by truncation of the promoter. Analysis of the occupational state of the chromosomal IRF-1 kappa B site by in vivo foot-printing revealed that no footprint was induced over the kappa B motif in the IRF-1 promoter after PMA treatment of L929 fibroblast cells, despite the simultaneous induction of IRF-1 mRNA and NF-kappa B binding activity. Constitutive footprints were detected at a CCAAT and GC-rich region in the promoter. This is the first example of a high-affinity NF-kappa B binding site within a promoter which may not participate in transcriptional regulation under conditions activating NF-kappa B DNA binding and gene expression. PMID:8867671

  17. Preventive and therapeutic effects of NF-kappaB inhibitor curcumin in rats colitis induced by trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid

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    Yan-Ting Jian; Guo-Feng Mai; Ji-De Wang; Ya-Li Zhang; Rong-Cheng Luo; Yong-Xin Fang

    2005-01-01

    AIM: To ascertain the molecule mechanism of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) inhibitor curcumin preventive and therapeutic effects in rats' colitis induced by trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS).METHODS: Sixty rats with TNBS-induced colitis weretreated with 2.0% curcumin in the diet. Thirty positive control rats were treated with 0.5% sulfasalazine (SASP).Thirty negative control rats and thirty model rats were treated with general diet. Changes of body weight together with histological scores were evaluated. Survival rates were also evaluated. Cell nuclear NF-κB activity in colonic mucosa was evaluated by using electrophoretic mobility shift assay. Cytoplasmic IκB protein in colonic mucosa was detected by using Western Blot analysis.Cytokine messenger expression in colonic tissue was assessed by using semiquantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction.RESULTS: Treatment with curcumin could prevent and treat both wasting and histopathologic signs of rats with TNBS-induced intestinal inflammation. In accordance with these findings, NF-κB activation in colonic mucosa was suppressed in the curcumin-treated groups. Degradations of cytoplasmic IκB protein in colonic mucosa were blocked by curcumin treatment. Proinfiammatory cytokine messenger RNA expression in colonic mucosa was also suppressed.CONCLUSION: This study shows that NF-κB inhibitor curcumin could prevent and improve experimental colitis in murine model with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The findings suggest that NF-κB inhibitor curcumin could be a potential target for the patients with IBD.

  18. NF-κB2 mutation targets survival, proliferation and differentiation pathways in the pathogenesis of plasma cell tumors

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    McCarthy Brian A

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Abnormal NF-κB2 activation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells. However, a causal role for aberrant NF-κB2 signaling in the development of plasma cell tumors has not been established. Also unclear is the molecular mechanism that drives the tumorigenic process. We investigated these questions by using a transgenic mouse model with lymphocyte-targeted expression of p80HT, a lymphoma-associated NF-κB2 mutant, and human multiple myeloma cell lines. Methods We conducted a detailed histopathological characterization of lymphomas developed in p80HT transgenic mice and microarray gene expression profiling of p80HT B cells with the goal of identifying genes that drive plasma cell tumor development. We further verified the significance of our findings in human multiple myeloma cell lines. Results Approximately 40% of p80HT mice showed elevated levels of monoclonal immunoglobulin (M-protein in the serum and developed plasma cell tumors. Some of these mice displayed key features of human multiple myeloma with accumulation of plasma cells in the bone marrow, osteolytic bone lesions and/or diffuse osteoporosis. Gene expression profiling of B cells from M-protein-positive p80HT mice revealed aberrant expression of genes known to be important in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma, including cyclin D1, cyclin D2, Blimp1, survivin, IL-10 and IL-15. In vitro assays demonstrated a critical role of Stat3, a key downstream component of IL-10 signaling, in the survival of human multiple myeloma cells. Conclusions These findings provide a mouse model for human multiple myeloma with aberrant NF-κB2 activation and suggest a molecular mechanism for NF-κB2 signaling in the pathogenesis of plasma cell tumors by coordinated regulation of plasma cell generation, proliferation and survival.

  19. NF-κB2 mutation targets survival, proliferation and differentiation pathways in the pathogenesis of plasma cell tumors

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    Abnormal NF-κB2 activation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells. However, a causal role for aberrant NF-κB2 signaling in the development of plasma cell tumors has not been established. Also unclear is the molecular mechanism that drives the tumorigenic process. We investigated these questions by using a transgenic mouse model with lymphocyte-targeted expression of p80HT, a lymphoma-associated NF-κB2 mutant, and human multiple myeloma cell lines. We conducted a detailed histopathological characterization of lymphomas developed in p80HT transgenic mice and microarray gene expression profiling of p80HT B cells with the goal of identifying genes that drive plasma cell tumor development. We further verified the significance of our findings in human multiple myeloma cell lines. Approximately 40% of p80HT mice showed elevated levels of monoclonal immunoglobulin (M-protein) in the serum and developed plasma cell tumors. Some of these mice displayed key features of human multiple myeloma with accumulation of plasma cells in the bone marrow, osteolytic bone lesions and/or diffuse osteoporosis. Gene expression profiling of B cells from M-protein-positive p80HT mice revealed aberrant expression of genes known to be important in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma, including cyclin D1, cyclin D2, Blimp1, survivin, IL-10 and IL-15. In vitro assays demonstrated a critical role of Stat3, a key downstream component of IL-10 signaling, in the survival of human multiple myeloma cells. These findings provide a mouse model for human multiple myeloma with aberrant NF-κB2 activation and suggest a molecular mechanism for NF-κB2 signaling in the pathogenesis of plasma cell tumors by coordinated regulation of plasma cell generation, proliferation and survival

  20. HIV-1 Induced Nuclear Factor I-B (NF-IB Expression Negatively Regulates HIV-1 Replication through Interaction with the Long Terminal Repeat Region

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    Sai Vikram Vemula

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Retroviruses rely on host factors for cell entry, replication, transcription, and other major steps during their life cycle. Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1 is well known for utilizing a plethora of strategies to evade the host immune response, including the establishment of latent infection within a subpopulation of susceptible cells. HIV-1 also manipulates cellular factors in latently infected cells and persists for long periods of time, despite the presence of successful highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART. Results: In this study we demonstrate that Nuclear Factor-IB (NF-IB is induced during HIV-1 infection and its expression negatively impacts viral replication. During HIV-1 infection in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs, and the T cell line, Jurkat or during induction of virus replication in latently infected cells, ACH2 and J1.1, we observed a time-dependent alteration in NF-IB expression pattern that correlated with HIV-1 viral expression. Using the Chip assay, we observed an association of NF-IB with the long terminal repeat region of HIV-1 (LTR (-386 to -453 nt, and this association negatively correlated with HIV-1 transcription. Furthermore, knock-down of NF-IB levels in J1.1 cells resulted in an increase of HIV-1 levels. Knock-down of NF-IB levels in J-Lat-Tat-GFP (A1, (a Jurkat cell GFP reporter model for latent HIV-1 infection resulted in an increase in GFP levels, indicating a potential negative regulatory role of NF-IB in HIV-1 replication. Conclusion: Overall, our results suggest that NF-IB may play a role in intrinsic antiretroviral defenses against HIV-1. These observations may offer new insights into the correlation of the latently infected host cell types and HIV-1, and help to define new therapeutic approaches for triggering the switch from latency to active replication thereby eliminating HIV-1 latent infection.

  1. Point mutation in the NF2 gene of HEI-193 human schwannoma cells results in the expression of a merlin isoform with attenuated growth suppressive activity

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    Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a genetic disorder characterized by the formation of bilateral schwannomas of the eighth cranial nerve. Although the protein product of the NF2 gene (merlin) is a classical tumor suppressor, the mechanism by which merlin suppresses cell proliferation is not fully understood. The availability of isolated tumor cells would facilitate a better understanding of the molecular function of merlin, but primary schwannoma cells obtained from patients grow slowly and do not yield adequate numbers for biochemical analysis. In this study, we have examined the NF2 mutation in HEI-193 cells, an immortalized cell line derived from the schwannoma of an NF2 patient. Previous work showed that the NF2 mutation in HEI-193 cells causes a splicing defect in the NF2 transcript. We have confirmed this result and further identified the resultant protein product as an isoform of merlin previously designated as isoform 3. The level of isoform 3 proteins in HEI-193 cells is comparable to the levels of merlin isoforms 1 and 2 in normal human Schwann cells and several other immortalized cell lines. In contrast to many mutant forms of merlin, isoform 3 is as resistant to proteasomal degradation as isoforms 1 and 2 and can interact with each of these isoforms in vivo. Cell proliferation assays showed that, in NF2-/- mouse embryonic fibroblasts, exogenously expressed merlin isoform 3 does exhibit growth suppressive activity although it is significantly lower than that of identically expressed merlin isoform 1. These results indicate that, although HEI-193 cells have undetectable levels of merlin isoforms 1 and 2, they are, in fact, not a merlin-null model because they express the moderately active growth suppressive merlin isoform 3

  2. Point mutation in the NF2 gene of HEI-193 human schwannoma cells results in the expression of a merlin isoform with attenuated growth suppressive activity

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    Lepont, Pierig; Stickney, John T.; Foster, Lauren A.; Meng, Jin-Jun; Hennigan, Robert F. [Department of Cell and Cancer Biology, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 3125 Eden Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0521 (United States); Ip, Wallace [Department of Cell and Cancer Biology, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 3125 Eden Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0521 (United States)], E-mail: wallace.ip@uc.edu

    2008-01-01

    Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a genetic disorder characterized by the formation of bilateral schwannomas of the eighth cranial nerve. Although the protein product of the NF2 gene (merlin) is a classical tumor suppressor, the mechanism by which merlin suppresses cell proliferation is not fully understood. The availability of isolated tumor cells would facilitate a better understanding of the molecular function of merlin, but primary schwannoma cells obtained from patients grow slowly and do not yield adequate numbers for biochemical analysis. In this study, we have examined the NF2 mutation in HEI-193 cells, an immortalized cell line derived from the schwannoma of an NF2 patient. Previous work showed that the NF2 mutation in HEI-193 cells causes a splicing defect in the NF2 transcript. We have confirmed this result and further identified the resultant protein product as an isoform of merlin previously designated as isoform 3. The level of isoform 3 proteins in HEI-193 cells is comparable to the levels of merlin isoforms 1 and 2 in normal human Schwann cells and several other immortalized cell lines. In contrast to many mutant forms of merlin, isoform 3 is as resistant to proteasomal degradation as isoforms 1 and 2 and can interact with each of these isoforms in vivo. Cell proliferation assays showed that, in NF2{sup -/-} mouse embryonic fibroblasts, exogenously expressed merlin isoform 3 does exhibit growth suppressive activity although it is significantly lower than that of identically expressed merlin isoform 1. These results indicate that, although HEI-193 cells have undetectable levels of merlin isoforms 1 and 2, they are, in fact, not a merlin-null model because they express the moderately active growth suppressive merlin isoform 3.

  3. Human Bocavirus NS1 and NS1-70 Proteins Inhibit TNF-α-Mediated Activation of NF-κB by targeting p65.

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    Liu, Qingshi; Zhang, Zhenfeng; Zheng, Zhenhua; Zheng, Caishang; Liu, Yan; Hu, Qinxue; Ke, Xianliang; Wang, Hanzhong

    2016-01-01

    Human bocavirus (HBoV), a parvovirus, is a single-stranded DNA etiologic agent causing lower respiratory tract infections in young children worldwide. Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) transcription factors play crucial roles in clearance of invading viruses through activation of many physiological processes. Previous investigation showed that HBoV infection could significantly upregulate the level of TNF-α which is a strong NF-κB stimulator. Here we investigated whether HBoV proteins modulate TNF-α-mediated activation of the NF-κB signaling pathway. We showed that HBoV NS1 and NS1-70 proteins blocked NF-κB activation in response to TNF-α. Overexpression of TNF receptor-associated factor 2 (TRAF2)-, IκB kinase alpha (IKKα)-, IκB kinase beta (IKKβ)-, constitutively active mutant of IKKβ (IKKβ SS/EE)-, or p65-induced NF-κB activation was inhibited by NS1 and NS1-70. Furthermore, NS1 and NS1-70 didn't interfere with TNF-α-mediated IκBα phosphorylation and degradation, nor p65 nuclear translocation. Coimmunoprecipitation assays confirmed the interaction of both NS1 and NS1-70 with p65. Of note, NS1 but not NS1-70 inhibited TNF-α-mediated p65 phosphorylation at ser536. Our findings together indicate that HBoV NS1 and NS1-70 inhibit NF-κB activation. This is the first time that HBoV has been shown to inhibit NF-κB activation, revealing a potential immune-evasion mechanism that is likely important for HBoV pathogenesis. PMID:27329558

  4. Business Benefits, Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development in SME Trough Implementing and Combining ISO 14000 with ISO 26000

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    Ionel Bostan; Alin Emanuel Artene

    2012-01-01

    The negative effects of the global crisis can be seen on SME’s because of their size and their difficulty to access finance. SME’s need to be aware of the impact that their activities have on the environment which will turn into a great opportunity to explore the economic advantages that emerges from implementing an environmental management system. If an SME has already implemented an ISO 14001 environmental management system, the next natural step would be to turn its attention towards this ...

  5. Characterization and robust filtering of multifunctional surfaces using ISO standards

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    Engineered surfaces containing lubrication pockets and directional surface texture can decrease wear and friction in sliding or rolling contacts. A new generation of multifunctional (MUFU) surfaces has been created by hard machining followed by robot-assisted polishing. The production method allows for a large degree of freedom in specifying surface topography defined by frequency, depth and volume of the lubricant retention valleys, as well as the amount of load bearing area and the surface roughness. The surfaces cannot readily be characterized by means of conventional roughness parameters due to the multi-process production method involved. A series of MUFU surfaces were characterized by using the ISO 13565 standard for stratified surfaces and it is shown that the standard in some cases is inadequate for the characterization of a MUFU surface. To improve the filtering of MUFU surfaces, the robust Gaussian regression filtering technique described in ISO 16610-31 is analyzed and discussed. By slight modifications it is shown how the robust Gaussian regression filter can be applied to remove the form and find a suitable reference surface for further characterization of the MUFU surfaces—even for surfaces with a moderate to small plateau region

  6. ISO Observations of Starless Bok Globules: Usually No Embedded Stars

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    Clemens, D.; Byrne, A.; Yun, J.; Kane, B.

    1996-01-01

    We have used ISOCAM to search the cores of a sample of small Bok globules previously classified to be mostly starless based on analysis of IRAS data. The ISO observations at 6.75microns (LW2 filter) and 14.5microns (LW3 filter) were sufficiently deep to enable detection of any low-mass hydrogen burning star or young stellar object (YSO) embedded in these globules. Of the 20 Bok globules observed by ISOCAM to date, we have reduced the data for 14. Of these, 13 show no evidence for faint red (S(sub v)(LW3) greater than S(sub v)(LW2)) stars missed by IRAS. One (CB68) does show the first mid-infrared detection of the very cool IRAS source toward this cloud, and may be a Class I or 0 YSO. We conclude, based on these new ISO observations, that Bok globules which have no IRAS sources are in general bona fide starless molecular clouds.

  7. IMPLEMENTASI MANAJEMEN MUTU ISO 9001: 2000 PADA SMKN 1 KALASAN

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan  implementasi manajemen mutu  ISO 9001: 2000 pada mutu kinerja sekolah yang meliputi komponen input, proses, dan produk serta partisipasi orang tua siswa dalam pelaksanaan program-program sekolah di SMKN 1 Kalasan. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian studi kasus dengan subjek penelitian  seluruh guru, karyawan, siswa dan orang tua siswa SMKN 1 Kalasan. Sampel dalam penelitian ini adalah guru dan karyawan SMKN 1 Kalasan yang telah mengabdi kurang lebih tiga tahun yang terdiri atas 84 guru dan 29 karyawan, dan orang tua/wali dan siswa yang duduk di kelas XII saat penelitian berlangsung terdiri atas 175 orang tua dan 312 siswa. Teknik analisis data yang digunakan dalam penelitian adalah deskriptif. Data dikumpulkan melalui  kuesioner, wawancara, observasi, dan dokumentasi. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan penilaian guru, karyawan, orang tua dan siswa terhadap mutu kinerja komponen input di SMKN 1 Kalasan sangat baik (63,19%, komponen proses sudah baik (50,35%, komponen produk sangat baik (73,61% dan partisipasi orang tua sangat baik (61,14%. Berdasarkan hasil ini, peneliti menyarankan bagi pihak SMKN 1 Kalasan untuk tetap melakukan perbaikan dalam implementasi Sistem Manajemen Mutu ISO 9001: 2000 agar mutu kinerja sekolah dapat ditingkatkan.

  8. ISO26000:远虑与近忧

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    周莉; 李向华

    2011-01-01

    在社会责任发展过程中,特别是二十一世纪以来,全球不同地区、不同层面、不同形式的组织和团体不断增强和丰富对社会责任的认识,积极参与实践,共同推动了社会责任在全球的广泛发展.国际标准化组织(ISO)历时6年多,于2010年11月正式发布ISO 26000《社会责任指南》国际标准,这一标准的发布,是ISO将标准制定视角从传统的工程技术领域转向国际社会政治经济和伦理道德领域的里程碑性标准,体现了全球社会责任的共识,是社会责任发展史上的里程碑,也是社会责任发展的新起点.

  9. Dyonic ISO(7) supergravity and the duality hierarchy

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    Guarino, Adolfo

    2015-01-01

    Motivated by its well defined higher dimensional origin, a detailed study of $D=4$ $\\mathcal{N}=8$ supergravity with a dyonically gauged $\\textrm{ISO}(7) = \\textrm{SO}(7) \\ltimes \\mathbb{R}^7$ gauge group is performed. We write down the Lagrangian and describe the tensor and duality hierarchies, focusing on an interesting subsector with closed field equations and supersymmetry transformations. We then truncate the $\\mathcal{N}=8$ theory to some smaller sectors with $\\mathcal{N}=2$ and $\\mathcal{N}=1$ supersymmetry and SU(3), $\\textrm{G}_2$ and SO(4) bosonic symmetry. Canonical and superpotential formulations for these sectors are given, and their vacuum structure and spectra is analysed. Unlike the purely electric ISO(7) gauging, the dyonic gauging displays a rich structure of vacua, all of them AdS. We recover all previously known ones and find a new $\\mathcal{N}=1$ vacuum with SU(3) symmetry and various non-supersymmetric vacua, all of them stable within the full $\\mathcal{N}=8$ theory.

  10. The Unidentified InfraRed Features after ISO

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    Peeters, E; Hudgins, D M; Hony, S; Tielens, A G G M

    2003-01-01

    The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) has provided the first complete mid-IR spectra for a wide range of objects. Almost all of these spectra are dominated by the well-known infrared emission features at 3.3, 6.2, 7.7, and 11.2 $\\mu$m, the so-called Unidentified Infra-Red (UIR) features. Besides the major features, there is an array of minor features and broad plateaux stretching from 3 to 20 $\\mu$m which reveal subtle details of conditions in the emission zones and properties of the carriers. Generally attributed to the vibrational relaxation of UV-pumped Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon molecules (PAHs) containing some 50--100 C-atoms, these UIR spectra are a treasure trove of information. The ISO spectra have, for the first time, allowed a systematic analysis of the spectral characteristics of the UIR features in a wide variety of environments. The peak positions, profiles, and relative strengths of the major features vary from source to source and spatially within sources. These specific profiles are not un...

  11. The lean oxidation of iso-octane at elevated pressures

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    Chen, J S; Curran, H J; Litzinger, T A

    1998-10-30

    Both spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines burn large molecular-weight blended fuels, a class to which the primary reference fuels (PRF), n-heptane and iso-octane belong. In this study experiments were performed using iso-octane in a high pressure flow reactor at a temperature of 925 K, at 3, 6 and 9 atm pressure and with a fuel/air equivalence ratio of approximately 0.05. Many hydrocarbon and oxygenated hydrocarbon intermediates were identified and quantified as a function of time. These experimental results provide a strin- gent test of the low temperature chemistry portion of a kinetic model as they emphasise the importance of alkyl radical addition to molecular oxygen and internal H-atom isomerization reactions relative to alkyl radical decomposition reactions. A detailed chemical kinetic mechanism is used to simulate these experiments. We provide comparisons of model predictions with experimentally measured species profiles and describe how each species is formed as predicted by the detailed model.

  12. ISO9001标准新出小企业版

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    2010-01-01

    《小企业实施ISO9001标准》(ISO9001 for Small Businesses What to do:Advice from ISO/TC176)手册的最新版由ISO与ITC(the International Trade Centre)联合出版。这本ISO9001实施手册的新版本围绕着ISO9001标准2008版,对小企业实施质量管理体系的各个方面做了最新的解释。

  13. ISO, unique explorer of the invisible cool universe

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    1995-10-01

    As Roger Bonnet, director of ESA's science programme, explains: "The ISO launch will be the culmination of twelve years of intensive effort to build tile mast powerful and precise infrared space telescope to dote, We fully expect astronomers in Europe. and all over the wand, to be rewarded with unprecedented insights into the particularly rich and fertile sources of the universe hidden in the infrared." For the mission looks set to mark a new step forward for astronomy. To date, infrared astronomy has always been hampered by two major difficulties. The first is that infrared radiation is thermal, calorific. This means that any body which is not absolutely cold naturally emits this type of "heat" or "hidden" radiation, Consequently, at the corresponding wavelengths, all telescopes, detectors and the Earth's atmosphere appear to shine spontaneously, Infrared observation is therefore tantamount to attempting to observe the stars in broad daylight using a telescope a million times more luminous than the stars themselves. Moreover, the atmosphere is partly or totally opaque to infrared light. Hence the great attraction of conducting such observations from space, above the Earth's atmospheric layers. using a very low-temperature telescope. The first - and, so far, truly - Satellite actually to have done so is the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) - a joint UK/Dutch/US mission - which surveyed and catalogued the sky far ten months in 1983. A corner of the curtain was thus lifted, The scene was set. Now, the task is to observe each character, each object. And here, infrared astronomy is hampered by a second major difficulty: the very detection of light. For while infrared radiation was discovered back in 1800 (in the solar spectrum). infrared-sensitive photoelectric detectors did not materialise until the Second World War, IRAS itself had to make do without the multi-dimensional set-ups that would have allowed it to record true images. It had to build up its images

  14. Energy management systems in the practice. ISO 50001. A guideline for companies and institutions; Energiemanagementsysteme in der Praxis. ISO 50001. Leitfaden fuer Unternehmen und Organisationen

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    Kohlenborn, Walter; Kabisch, Sibylle; Klein, Johanna; Richter, Ina; Schuermann, Silas

    2012-06-15

    The guideline under consideration is an updated version of the guideline to the regulation EN 16001 and amended to ISO 50001. This contribution supports institutes in the implementation of an energy management system according to ISO 50001. The differences and commonalities to the European environment management system EMAS as well as to the regulation ISO 14001 are described. EMAS certified companies fulfil regularly all conditions of an energy management system. A practised energy management system is an excellent platform for the implementation of EMAS.

  15. ISO 14001推进生态城市建设%Discussion on Eco-city Construction Powered by ISO 14001

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    胡歆

    2003-01-01

    文章针对生态城市的建设问题,提出将在城市范围内按照国际标准ISO 14001建立环境管理体系作为生态城市建设手段的观点,并分析了ISO 14001与生态城市思路的一致性以及在生态城市建设中ISO 14001能够发挥的作用.

  16. The Fruits of Wampee Inhibit H2O2-Induced Apoptosis in PC12 Cells via the NF-κB Pathway and Regulation of Cellular Redox Status

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    Xiaobin Zeng

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Wampee (Clausena lansium fruits (CLS, whose pulp can be used to prepare fruit cups, desserts, jam, or jelly, can be eaten along with the peel. In this study, a PC12 cell model was built to observe the protective effect of CLS against H2O2-induced oxidative stress. We found that pretreatment with CLS increased cell viability and inhibited cytotoxicity, caspase-3 activity and DNA condensation. CLS also attenuated the increase in ROS production and MMP reduction. Moreover, we attempted to determine whether CLS suppressed the expression and phosphorylation of NF-κB. Western blot and immunostaining assay revealed that CLS inhibited H2O2-induced up-regulation of NF-κB p65 and pNF-κB p65. And CLS significantly suppressed the translocation of NF-κB p65 and pNF-κB p65 from cytoplasm to nuclear. Also, seven major compounds including a new flavanoid, luteolin-4'-O-β-d-gluco-pyranoside (3 and six known compounds 1,2, 4–7 were isolated and identified from CLS. Their antioxidative and H2O2-induced PC12 cell apoptosis-reversing activity were determined. These findings suggest that CLS and its major constituents (flavanoids may be potential antioxidant agents and should encourage further research into their use as a functional food for neurodegenerative diseases.

  17. Synergistic upregulation of metalloproteinase-9 by growth factors and inflammatory cytokines: an absolute requirement for transcription factor NF-kappa B.

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    Bond, M; Fabunmi, R P; Baker, A H; Newby, A C

    1998-09-11

    Matrix metalloproteinase (MMPs) enzymes are implicated in matrix remodelling during proliferative inflammatory processes including wound healing. We report here synergistic upregulation of MMP-9 protein and mRNA by platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) or basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in combination with interleukin-1alpha (IL-1alpha) or tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in primary rabbit and human dermal fibroblasts. The synergistic interaction between growth factors and cytokines implies that basement membrane remodelling is maximal physiologically when both are present together. The signalling pathways mediating this synergistic regulation are not understood, although analysis of the MMP-9 promoter has identified an essential proximal AP-1 element and an upstream nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-kappaB) site. Using electromobility shift assays, binding to the AP-1 site was only slightly increased by growth factors and cytokines. NF-kappaB binding was rapidly induced by IL-1alpha or TNF-alpha but was neither induced nor potentiated by bFGF or PDGF. Neither AP-1 nor NF-kappaB was therefore sufficient on its own for synergistic regulation. Using a recently developed adenovirus that overexpresses the inhibitory subunit, IkappaB alpha, we demonstrated an absolute requirement for NF-kappaB in upregulation of MMP-9. Activation of NF-kappaB binding by inflammatory cytokines was therefore necessary but not sufficient for synergistic upregulation of MMP-9. PMID:9755853

  18. Deubiquitinases in the regulation of NF-κB signaling

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    Harhaj, Edward W; Dixit, Vishva M.

    2010-01-01

    Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) is a critical regulator of multiple biological functions including innate and adaptive immunity and cell survival. Activation of NF-κB is tightly regulated to preclude chronic signaling that may lead to persistent inflammation and cancer. Ubiquitination of key signaling molecules by E3 ubiquitin ligases has emerged as an important regulatory mechanism for NF-κB signaling. Deubiquitinases (DUBs) counteract E3 ligases and therefore play a prominent role in the dow...

  19. Plumbagin inhibits cell growth and potentiates apoptosis in human gastric cancer cells in vitro through the NF-κB signaling pathway

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    Jing LI; Lin SHEN; Fu-rong LU; You QIN; Rui CHEN; Jia LI; Yan LI; Han-zi ZHAN; Yuan-qiao HE

    2012-01-01

    Aim:To investigate the effects and underlying mechanisms of plumbagin,a naphthoquinone derived from medicinal plant Plumbago zeylanica,on human gastric cancer (GC) cells.Methods:Human gastric cancer cell lines SGC-7901,MKN-28,and AGS were used.The cell viability was examined using CCK-8 viability assay.Cell proliferation rate was determined using both clonogenic assay and EdU incorporation assay.Apoptosis was detected via Annexin V/propidium iodide double-labeled flow cytometry.Western blotting was used to assess the expression of both NF-κBregulated gene products and TNF-α-induced activation of p65,IKBα,and IKK.The intracellular location of NF-κB p65 was detected using confocal microscopy.Results:Plumbagin (2.5-40 μmol/L) concentration-dependently reduced the viability of the GC cells.The IC50 value of plumbagin in SGC-7901,MKN-28,and AGS cells was 19.12,13.64,and 10.12 μmol/L,respectively.The compound (5-20 μmol/L) concentrationdependently induced apoptosis of SGC-7901 cells,and potentiated the sensitivity of SGC-7901 cells to chemotherapeutic agents TNFαand cisplatin.The compound (10 μmol/L) downregulated the expression of NF-κB-regulated gene products,including lAP1,XlAP,Bcl2,Bcl-xL,tumor factor (TF),and VEGF.In addition to inhibition of NF-κB p65 nuclear translocation,the compound also suppressed TNF-α-induced phosphorylation of p65 and IKK,and the degradation of IκBα.Conclusion:Plumbagin inhibits cell growth and potentiates apoptosis in human GC cells through the NF-κB pathway.

  20. Cautionary notes on the use of NF-κB p65 and p50 antibodies for CNS studies

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    Listwak Samuel J

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The characterization and cellular localization of transcription factors like NF-κB requires the use of antibodies for western blots and immunohistochemistry. However, if target protein levels are low and the antibodies not well characterized, false positive data can result. In studies of NF-κB activity in the CNS, antibodies detecting NF-κB proteins have been used to support the finding that NF-κB is constitutively active in neurons, and activity levels are further increased by neurotoxic treatments, glutamate stimulation, or elevated synaptic activity. The specificity of the antibodies used was analyzed in this study. Methods Selectivity and nonselectivity of commonly used commercial and non-commercial p50 and p65 antibodies were demonstrated in western blot assays conducted in tissues from mutant gene knockout mice lacking the target proteins. Results A few antibodies for p50 and p65 each mark a single band at the appropriate molecular weight in gels containing proteins from wildtype tissue, and this band is absent in proteins from knockout tissues. Several antibodies mark proteins that are present in knockout tissues, indicating that they are nonspecific. These include antibodies raised against the peptide sequence containing the nuclear localization signals of p65 (MAB3026; Chemicon and p50 (sc-114; Santa Cruz. Some antibodies that recognize target proteins at the correct molecular weight still fail in western blot analysis because they also mark additional proteins and inconsistently so. We show that the criterion for validation by use of blocking peptides can still fail the test of specificity, as demonstrated for several antibodies raised against p65 phosphorylated at serine 276. Finally, even antibodies that show specificity in western blots produce nonspecific neuronal staining by immunohistochemistry. Conclusions We note that many of the findings in the literature about neuronal NF-κB are based on data garnered

  1. Cancer Cell Growth Inhibitory Effect of Bee Venom via Increase of Death Receptor 3 Expression and Inactivation of NF-kappa B in NSCLC Cells

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    Kyung Eun Choi

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Our previous findings have demonstrated that bee venom (BV has anti-cancer activity in several cancer cells. However, the effects of BV on lung cancer cell growth have not been reported. Cell viability was determined with trypan blue uptake, soft agar formation as well as DAPI and TUNEL assay. Cell death related protein expression was determined with Western blotting. An EMSA was used for nuclear factor kappaB (NF-κB activity assay. BV (1–5 μg/mL inhibited growth of lung cancer cells by induction of apoptosis in a dose dependent manner in lung cancer cell lines A549 and NCI-H460. Consistent with apoptotic cell death, expression of DR3 and DR6 was significantly increased. However, deletion of DRs by small interfering RNA significantly reversed BV induced cell growth inhibitory effects. Expression of pro-apoptotic proteins (caspase-3 and Bax was concomitantly increased, but the NF-κB activity and expression of Bcl-2 were inhibited. A combination treatment of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis, TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand, docetaxel and cisplatin, with BV synergistically inhibited both A549 and NCI-H460 lung cancer cell growth with further down regulation of NF-κB activity. These results show that BV induces apoptotic cell death in lung cancer cells through the enhancement of DR3 expression and inhibition of NF-κB pathway.

  2. CPTAC Assay Portal: a repository of targeted proteomic assays

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    Whiteaker, Jeffrey R.; Halusa, Goran; Hoofnagle, Andrew N.; Sharma, Vagisha; MacLean, Brendan; Yan, Ping; Wrobel, John; Kennedy, Jacob; Mani, DR; Zimmerman, Lisa J.; Meyer, Matthew R.; Mesri, Mehdi; Rodriguez, Henry; Abbateillo, Susan E.; Boja, Emily; Carr, Steven A.; Chan, Daniel W.; Chen, Xian; Chen, Jing; Davies, Sherri; Ellis, Matthew; Fenyo, David; Hiltket, Tara; Ketchum, Karen; Kinsinger, Christopher; Kuhn, Eric; Liebler, Daniel; Lin, De; Liu, Tao; Loss, Michael; MacCoss, Michael; Qian, Weijun; Rivers, Robert; Rodland, Karin D.; Ruggles, Kelly; Scott, Mitchell; Smith, Richard D.; Thomas, Stefani N.; Townsend, Reid; Whiteley, Gordon; Wu, Chaochao; Zhang, Hui; Zhang, Zhen; Paulovich, Amanda G.

    2014-06-27

    To address these issues, the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has launched an Assay Portal (http://assays.cancer.gov) to serve as a public repository of well-characterized quantitative, MS-based, targeted proteomic assays. The purpose of the CPTAC Assay Portal is to facilitate widespread adoption of targeted MS assays by disseminating SOPs, reagents, and assay characterization data for highly characterized assays. A primary aim of the NCI-supported portal is to bring together clinicians or biologists and analytical chemists to answer hypothesis-driven questions using targeted, MS-based assays. Assay content is easily accessed through queries and filters, enabling investigators to find assays to proteins relevant to their areas of interest. Detailed characterization data are available for each assay, enabling researchers to evaluate assay performance prior to launching the assay in their own laboratory.

  3. Transcription factor NF-Y is involved in differentiation of R7 photoreceptor cell in Drosophila

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    Yasuhide Yoshioka; Luong Linh Ly; Masamitsu Yamaguchi

    2011-01-01

    Summary The CCAAT motif-binding factor NF-Y consists of three different subunits, NF-YA, NF-YB and NF-YC. Knockdown of Drosophila NF-YA (dNF-YA) in eye discs with GMR-GAL4 and UAS-dNF-YAIR resulted in a rough eye phenotype and monitoring of differentiation of photoreceptor cells by LacZ expression in seven up-LacZ and deadpan-lacZ enhancer trap lines revealed associated loss of R7 photoreceptor signals. In line with differentiation of R7 being regulated by the sevenless (sev) gene and the MAP...

  4. JNK pathway is involved in the inhibition of inflammatory target gene expression and NF-kappaB activation by melittin

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    Han Sang

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Bee venom therapy has been used to treat inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis in humans and in experimental animals. We previously found that bee venom and melittin (a major component of bee venom have anti-inflammatory effect by reacting with the sulfhydryl group of p50 of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB and IκB kinases (IKKs. Since mitogen activated protein (MAP kinase family is implicated in the NF-κB activation and inflammatory reaction, we further investigated whether activation of MAP kinase may be also involved in the anti-inflammatory effect of melittin and bee venom. Methods The anti-inflammatory effects of melittin and bee venom were investigated in cultured Raw 264.7 cells, THP-1 human monocytic cells and Synoviocytes. The activation of NF-κB was investigated by electrophoretic mobility shift assay. Nitric oxide (NO and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 were determined either by Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay or by biochemical assay. Expression of IκB, p50, p65, inducible nitric oxide synthetase (iNOS, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2 as well as phosphorylation of MAP kinase family was determined by Western blot. Results Melittin (0.5–5 μg/ml and bee venom (5 and 10 μg/ml inhibited lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 1 μg/ml and sodium nitroprusside (SNP, 200 μM-induced activation of c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK in RAW 264.7 cells in a dose dependent manner. However, JNK inhibitor, anthra [1,9-cd]pyrazole-6 (2H-one (SP600215, 10–50 μM dose dependently suppressed the inhibitory effects of melittin and bee venom on NF-κB dependent luciferase and DNA binding activity via suppression of the inhibitory effect of melittin and bee venom on the LPS and SNP-induced translocation of p65 and p50 into nucleus as well as cytosolic release of IκB. Moreover, JNK inhibitor suppressed the inhibitory effects of melittin and bee venom on iNOS and COX-2 expression, and on NO and PGE2 generation. Conclusion These data show that

  5. ISO26000社会责任国际标准与企业知识产权保护%ISO 26000 and Intellectual Property Protection

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    黄坤; 管竹笋; 于志宏

    2012-01-01

    2010年11月1日,国际标准化组织(International Organization for Standardization,简称ISO)在2瑞士日内瓦国际会议中心发布了第一个真正意义上的全球社会责任标准——ISO 26000.ISO 26000的发布,是全球社会责任发展的里程碑和新起点,一个旨在推进可持续发展的社会责任管理新时代已然到来.ISO 26000发布以来,引起全球的竞相关注,世界各国都想在社会责任发展的浪潮中抢得先机和占到优势.

  6. ISO/IEC 27001:2013概述与改版分析%ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Introduction and Revision Analysis

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    白云广; 谢宗晓

    2014-01-01

    The paper briefly introduces the ISO/IEC 27001: 2013, and summarized the main changes according to ISO/IEC 27001: 2005, which can be referenced by users who have already deployed Information Security Management System (ISMS).%本文简要介绍了ISO/IEC 27001:2013,并分别按正文和附录A与ISO/IEC 27001:2005进行了对比,总结了其主要的变化之处,可以作为已经部署信息安全管理体系(ISMS)的用户作为升级参考。

  7. 社会责任定义:掌握ISO26000标准的核心%Definition of Social Responsibility is the Core of Understanding ISO26000

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    李伟阳

    2010-01-01

    @@ 社会责任是ISO26000的最重要和最主要的术语,也是影响ISO26000标准主要内容的核心概念.它是ISO26000标准制定过程中理解最不一致,争吵最为激烈的内容之一,也是正式发布的标准内容中最不容易理解的部分.本文拟从解读社会责任定义着手为读者准确客观地掌握ISO26000标准贡献绵薄之力.

  8. [NF-κB signaling pathways and the future perspectives of bone disease therapy using selective inhibitors of NF-κB].

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    Jimi, Eijiro; Fukushima, Hidefumi

    2016-02-01

    The transcriptional factor nuclear factor κB(NF-κB)regulates the expression of a wide variety of genes that are involved in immune and inflammatory responses, proliferation, and tumorigenesis. NF-κB consists of five members, such as p65(RelA), RelB, c-Rel, p50/p105(NF-κB1), and p52/p100(NF-κB2). There are two distinct NF-κB activation pathways, termed the classical and alternative NF-κB signaling pathways. Since mice lacking both p50 and p52 subunits developed typical osteopetrosis, due to total lack of osteoclasts, NF-κB is also important osteoclast differentiation. A selective NF-κB inhibitor blocked receptor activator of NF-κB ligand(RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis both in vitro and in vivo. Recent findings have shown that inactivation of NF-κB enhances osteoblast differentiation in vitro and bone formation in vivo. NF-κB is constitutively activated in many cancers including oral squamous cell carcinoma(OSCC), and is involved in the invasive characteristics of OSCC. A selective NF-κB inhibitor also prevented jaw bone destruction by OSCC by reduced osteoclast numbers in animal model. Thus the inhibition of NF-κB might useful for the treatment of bone diseases, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, periodontitis, and bone invasion by OSCC by inhibiting bone resorption and by stimulating bone formation. PMID:26813510

  9. 4-Hydroxybutenolide impairs cell migration, and invasion of human oral cancer SCC-4 cells via the inhibition of NF-κB and MAPK signaling pathways.

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    Yu, Fu-Shun; Lin, Meng-Liang; Hsu, Shu-Chun; Yu, Chien-Chih; Huang, Yi-Ping; Kuo, Yueh-Hsiung; Chung, Jing-Gung

    2016-08-01

    4-Hydroxybutenolide (K87), a synthetic compound from furfuryl alcohol via photooxidation, was used to investigate whether it can inhibit mobility, migration and invasion of SCC-4 human oral cancer cells in vitro. Cell viability was measured by flow cytometric assay, the enzymatic activities of MMP-2/9 were assayed by gelatin zymography analysis, the protein levels were assayed by western blotting, confocal laser microscopy and EMSA assay, and the gene expression of MMP-2/-7, FAK and ROCK1 mRNA were assayed by PCR. K87 decreased the percentage of viable cells in dose-dependent manner. K87 suppressed cell mobility, migration and invasion of SCC-4 cells dose-dependently. K87 inhibited the enzymatic activities of MMP-2/9 of SCC-4 cells. Western blot analysis revealed that K87 decreased the protein levels in NF-κBp65, COX-2, ROCK1 and Rho A, MMP-1, -2,- 7, -9, VEGF, GRB2, SOS1, PI3K, PKC, PERK, p-PERK, FAK, MEKK3, MKK7, ERK1/2, JNK1/2, p-p38, p38, p-c-Jun, AKT, TIMP2, but increased the protein levels of iNOS, Ras, IRE-1α, p-c-JNK, p-AKT(308), p-AKT(473) and TIMP1. Results from PCR indicated that K87 inhibited the gene expression of MMP-2/-7, FAK and ROCK1 mRNA. Furthermore, confocal laser microscopy was used to confirm that K87 inhibited the translocation of RHOA and ROCK1 in SCC-4 cells. EMSA assay also show that K87 suppressed the nuclear activation of NF-κB and these effects are time-dependent. Western blotting assay indicated that expression of NF-κBp105, NF-κBp50 and NF-κBp65 proteins were decreased and these effects are time-dependent. Based on these observations, we suggest that K87 may be used as a potential agent for anticancer metastasis of human oral cancer in the future. PMID:27221634

  10. Transgenic Animal Mutation Assays

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    Tao Chen; Ph.D.D.A.B.T.

    2005-01-01

    @@ The novel transgenic mouse and rat mutation assays have provided a tool for analyzing in vivo mutation in any tissue, thus permitting the direct comparison of cancer incidence with mutant frequency.

  11. Management system quality of service radio physics and RR. ISO 9001; Sistema de gestion de la calidad de un servicio de radiofisica y P. R. segun ISO 9001

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    Gil Agudo, A.; Torres Donaire, J.; Jimenez, J. C.; Carrascosa Fernandez, C.; Arjona Gutierrez, J.

    2011-07-01

    One of the tool increasingly deployed for the optimization of the procedures is the process management system according to a Quality Management. Likewise, for specific areas, such as central services within large institutions such as the General Hospitals of the systems of quality management is the most widely used ISO 9001. We describe in this paper our experience in implementing the system ISO 9001 in our Department of Radio physics and Radiation Protection (SRFPR).

  12. PYME y cooperativas ante el reto de la RSE: la nueva ISO 26000 (SMEs and cooperatives confront the challenge of CSR: the new ISO 26000)

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    Juan Pablo Landa; Rosa Otxoa-Errarte

    2012-01-01

    Corporate Social Responsibility is a central issue in modern business and a main factor of companies strategies for competitiveness in a global economy . The recent approval of ISO26000 shows this general tendency to introduce social and environmental principles in global governance and organizational behaviour in all kinds of firms, organizations and multinational corporations. This paper offers a critical approach to the effects of ISO 26000 in the small and medium companies, and cooperativ...

  13. GeNF - Experimental report 2007

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    At the Geesthacht Neutron Facility GeNF about 203 experiments were performed in 2007 by GKSS and by or for external users, partners or contractors. In most cases the measurements were performed and analysed in cooperation by the guests and by the GKSS staff or by the permanent external user group staff. The activities, which are based on a proposal procedure and on the in house R and D program, are reported in 70 contributions in the present annual experimental report for the year 2007. The contributions may contain one or also several combined experiments. During 2007 the GKSS research reactor FRG-1 achieved an operation time of 204 days at the full 5 MW reactor power providing a neutron flux of ca. 1.4 x 1014 thermal neutrons/cm2s. In May/June 2007 the FRG-1 was upgraded with a new cold neutron source yielding a flux increase at the five instruments using cold neutrons of up to 40 %. The focus of the in house R and D work at GeNF instruments in 2007 was the characterisation of nano-structures in engineering materials, the analysis of stresses and textures in welds and technical structures at SANS-2, DCD, ARES-2 and TEX-2, the structural investigation of hydrogen containing substances such as polymers, colloids and biological macromolecules at SANS-1 as well as the characterisation of magnetic thin films at NeRo, PNR, POLDI and ROeDI. The modern experiment control hardware and software based on LabView was continuously improved on all instruments. In the appendices I and II the experimental reports of the GKSS outstation at the FRM II are attached as well as of the GKSS outstation at DESY. At the neutron reflectometer REFSANS at FRM II measurements are possible using a broad range of the scattering vector with reflectivities up to 10-7. Three reports show the activities of GKSS in the field of texture measurement at the instrument STRESS-SPEC. The instrument HARWI II at DESY is accepted very well by the community and is overbooked in all fields (tomography

  14. GeNF - Experimental report 2008

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    At the Geesthacht Neutron Facility GeNF about 182 experiments were performed in 2008 by GKSS and by or for external users, partners or contractors. In most cases the measurements were performed and analysed in cooperation by the guests, by GKSS staff or by the permanent external user group staff. The activities, which are based on a proposal procedure and on the in house R and D program, are reported in 76 contributions in the present annual experimental report for the year 2008. The contributions may contain several combined experiments. During 2008 the GKSS research reactor FRG-1 achieved an operation time of 175 days at the full 5 MW reactor power providing a neutron flux of ca. 1.4.1014 thermal neutrons/cm2 s. The focus of the in house R and D work at GeNF instruments in 2008 was the characterisation of nanostructures in engineering materials, the analysis of stresses and textures in welds and technical structures at SANS-2, DCD, ARES-2 and TEX-2, the structural investigation of hydrogen containing substances such as polymers, colloids and biological macromolecules at SANS-1 as well as the characterisation of magnetic thin films at NeRo, PNR, POLDI and ROeDI. The modern experiment control hardware (e.g. sample environments, like magnets, cryostats or furnaces) and software based on LabView was continuously improved on all instruments. In the appendices I and II the experimental reports of the GKSS outstation at the FRM II are attached as well as of the GKSS outstation at DESY. The massive activity at the FRM II outstation is documented by the increasing number of REFSANS reports, accumulated to nine. Three reports show the activities of GKSS in the field of texture measurement at the instrument STRESS-SPEC. The instrument HARWI II at the synchrotron storage ring DORIS III at DESY is accepted very well by the community and is heavily overbooked in all fields (tomography, diffraction, etc.). After an 8-month shutdown period for an upgrade in the frame of the

  15. GeNF - Experimental report 2008

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    Pranzas, Philipp Klaus; Mueller, Martin; Willumeit, Regine; Schreyer, Andreas (eds.) [GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany). Inst. fuer Materialforschung

    2009-12-11

    At the Geesthacht Neutron Facility GeNF about 182 experiments were performed in 2008 by GKSS and by or for external users, partners or contractors. In most cases the measurements were performed and analysed in cooperation by the guests, by GKSS staff or by the permanent external user group staff. The activities, which are based on a proposal procedure and on the in house R and D program, are reported in 76 contributions in the present annual experimental report for the year 2008. The contributions may contain several combined experiments. During 2008 the GKSS research reactor FRG-1 achieved an operation time of 175 days at the full 5 MW reactor power providing a neutron flux of ca. 1.4.10{sup 14} thermal neutrons/cm{sup 2} s. The focus of the in house R and D work at GeNF instruments in 2008 was the characterisation of nanostructures in engineering materials, the analysis of stresses and textures in welds and technical structures at SANS-2, DCD, ARES-2 and TEX-2, the structural investigation of hydrogen containing substances such as polymers, colloids and biological macromolecules at SANS-1 as well as the characterisation of magnetic thin films at NeRo, PNR, POLDI and ROeDI. The modern experiment control hardware (e.g. sample environments, like magnets, cryostats or furnaces) and software based on LabView was continuously improved on all instruments. In the appendices I and II the experimental reports of the GKSS outstation at the FRM II are attached as well as of the GKSS outstation at DESY. The massive activity at the FRM II outstation is documented by the increasing number of REFSANS reports, accumulated to nine. Three reports show the activities of GKSS in the field of texture measurement at the instrument STRESS-SPEC. The instrument HARWI II at the synchrotron storage ring DORIS III at DESY is accepted very well by the community and is heavily overbooked in all fields (tomography, diffraction, etc.). After an 8-month shutdown period for an upgrade in the frame

  16. GeNF - Experimental report 2007

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    Pranzas, P.K.; Schreyer, A.; Willumeit, R. (eds.) [GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany). Inst. fuer Materialforschung

    2008-11-05

    At the Geesthacht Neutron Facility GeNF about 203 experiments were performed in 2007 by GKSS and by or for external users, partners or contractors. In most cases the measurements were performed and analysed in cooperation by the guests and by the GKSS staff or by the permanent external user group staff. The activities, which are based on a proposal procedure and on the in house R and D program, are reported in 70 contributions in the present annual experimental report for the year 2007. The contributions may contain one or also several combined experiments. During 2007 the GKSS research reactor FRG-1 achieved an operation time of 204 days at the full 5 MW reactor power providing a neutron flux of ca. 1.4 x 10{sup 14} thermal neutrons/cm{sup 2}s. In May/June 2007 the FRG-1 was upgraded with a new cold neutron source yielding a flux increase at the five instruments using cold neutrons of up to 40 %. The focus of the in house R and D work at GeNF instruments in 2007 was the characterisation of nano-structures in engineering materials, the analysis of stresses and textures in welds and technical structures at SANS-2, DCD, ARES-2 and TEX-2, the structural investigation of hydrogen containing substances such as polymers, colloids and biological macromolecules at SANS-1 as well as the characterisation of magnetic thin films at NeRo, PNR, POLDI and ROeDI. The modern experiment control hardware and software based on LabView was continuously improved on all instruments. In the appendices I and II the experimental reports of the GKSS outstation at the FRM II are attached as well as of the GKSS outstation at DESY. At the neutron reflectometer REFSANS at FRM II measurements are possible using a broad range of the scattering vector with reflectivities up to 10{sup -7}. Three reports show the activities of GKSS in the field of texture measurement at the instrument STRESS-SPEC. The instrument HARWI II at DESY is accepted very well by the community and is overbooked in all fields

  17. The neutral comet assay

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    The single-cell gel electrophoresis (or comet) assay is a rapid and sensitive fluorescence microscopic method that is used for the detection of DNA damage at the individual cell level. Comet assay under neutral conditions allows the detection of DNA double-strand breaks, considered to the biologically relevant radiation-induced lesion. In this report we describe modifications of the neutral comet method and its use for studying DNA damage and its repair in irradiated human lymphocytes. (author)

  18. Uncertainty budget for final assay of a pharmaceutical product based on RP-HPLC

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    Heydorn, Kaj; Anglov, Thomas; Byrialsen, Kirsten;

    2003-01-01

    Compliance with specified limits for the content of active substance in a pharmaceutical drug requires knowledge of the uncertainty of the final assay. The uncertainty of measurement is based on the ISO recommendation as expressed in the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM...... budget, the estimated combined standard uncertainty was verified using the variation observed in a number of quality control samples....

  19. Ketamine suppresses intestinal NF-kappa B activation and proinflammatory cytokine in endotoxic rats

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    Jie Sun; Xiao-Dong Wang; Hong Liu; Jian-Guo Xu

    2004-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the protective effect of ketamine on the endotoxin-induced proinfiammatory cytokines and NFkappa B activation in the intestine.METHODS: Adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 6 groups: (a) normal saline control, (b) challenged with endotoxin (5 mg/kg) and treated by saline, (c) challenged with endotoxin (5 mg/kg) and treated by ketamine (0.5 mg/kg),(d) challenged with endotoxin (5 mg/kg) and treated by ketamine (5 mg/kg), (e) challenged with endotoxin (5 mg/kg) and treated by ketamine (50 mg/kg), and (f) saline injected and treated by ketamine (50 mg/kg). After 1, 4 or 6 h, TNF-α and IL-6 mRNA were investigated in the tissues of the intestine (jejunum) by RT-PCR. TNF-α and IL-6 were measured by ELISA. We used electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA) to investigate NF-kappa B activity in the intestine.RESULTS: NF-kappa B activity, the expression of TNF-α and IL-6 were enhanced in the intestine by endotoxin.Ketamine at a dose of 0.5 mg/kg could suppress endotoxininduced TNF-α mRNA and protein elevation and inhibit NFkappa B activation in the intestine. However the least dosage of ketamine to inhibit IL-6 was 5 mg/kg in our experiment.CONCLUSION: Ketamine can suppress endotoxin-induced production of proinflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α and IL-6 production in the intestine. This suppressive effect may act through inhibiting NF-kappa B.

  20. Ras-Mek-Erk Signaling Regulates Nf1 Heterozygous Neointima Formation

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    Stansfield, Brian K.; Bessler, Waylan K.; Mali, Raghuveer; Mund, Julie A.; Downing, Brandon D.; Kapur, Reuben; Ingram, David A.

    2014-01-01

    Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) results from mutations in the NF1 tumor-suppressor gene, which encodes neurofibromin, a negative regulator of diverse Ras signaling cascades. Arterial stenosis is a nonneoplastic manifestation of NF1 that predisposes some patients to debilitating morbidity and sudden death. Recent murine studies demonstrate that Nf1 heterozygosity (Nf1+/−) in monocytes/macrophages significantly enhances intimal proliferation after arterial injury. However, the downstream Ras eff...